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e lle~eille bei- MIPOf--hoso thle market Irwa
andlt comfort.U \We unndhl ilm' celebrated
Seitz Shoes, the Star 5 Star Shoes, the Wolfe
Bros. Shoes and other well known brands.
I)on't fail to call anid see our line before you buy your
all and winter Shes, an1 remember it matters not whom
VOI wzliit' >Ihoes for or Niwhat size or shape your foot is we can
N" 011 a it ;nd eItire :a tisfaCtion.
We handle the celebraitei
lPants that will wear. That's all.
I also carry a full stock of Furniture and will be pleased
to show you through my stock and quote prices. No matter
whether you want a kitchen chair or a fine parlor suite we
are in position to meet your demands, and we will not be un
dersold, quality considered, by any furniture house.
We are here to please and when you want bargains, al
ways go first to
. K R A SNOFF,
Summertoni, S. C.
FOR THE SALE OF
M3 Mott Fair Dealings and Highest Market
My Motto Prices Every Day to Everybody.
I guarantee this.
I want my friends and the tobacco growers of this and adjoin
ing counties to remember that in the future as in the past my chief
aim shall be to see that every pile of tobacco placed on my floor
shall bring its full market value.
If you want fair dealings and
Highest Market Prices
Load your tobacco and drive to CLARK'S WAREHOUSE.
Thanking you for the liberal patronage that you have given
me in the past, as ever
R. D. CLARK,
Sumter's Stock Market.
Booth Live Stock Company.
To arrive about Tuesday, sept. 12, car Horses and Mules.
Some choice harness horses and well matched timber and
farm mufles. Prices and quality right.
W h t(ONE ANDTWHRS.
We are hilgo headquarters for
Lime, Cement, Plaster, Fire Briclk,
Shingles, Laths, Terra Cotta Piping
and Builders' Supplies generally.
WXe appreciate the business we are doing with the peo
ple of Clarendon and solicit a continuance.
We guarantee prices.
Booth Live Stock Comp'y,
MoRACE MIARBY'S OLD STAND,
STW"E , - - - - &-O
CHARLES CLARK MUNN
Copyright, 19. by Lee & Shepard
gate. Both dearly lov~1>~talliover all
that's going on, and whether this or
that village swain is paying especial
attention to any one rosy checked lass,
and, if so, "what's likely to come on't."
Both mean well by this neighborly in
terest. and especially does Mrs. Sloper,
who always advises plaits for stout
women, "with middlin' fullness in the
bust" for thin ones.
One or two men may be at work hay
ing in the broad meadows west of the
village, through which the slow cur
rent of a small.river twists and turns,
or others wielding hoes on a hillside
field of corn to the east, but so far as
moving life in the village street goes
there will be none. On either side of
the Sandgate valley two spurs of the
Green mountain range, forest clad.
stand guard as if to isolate from all
the world this peaceful dale, whose
dwellers' sole ambition in life may be
summed up in to plow, plant, reap and
go to meeting.
On the north end of this park-like
highway and beyond the last house it
narrows to an ordinary roadway and
divides. One fork turns to the right,
following up the banks of a winding
stream to an old gristmill with moss
coverzed wheel and lily dotted pond
above. The other turns to the left,
crosses the narrow Sandgate valley
and bears south past the Page place.
If it were Sunday, not many years ago
and about 11 in the morning, a stran
ger passing the church would have
beard through the open doors and win
dows the exquisitely sweet voice of
Alice Page, clear as a bell and melodi
ous as a bird's, toying and trilling
through "Cor"%,ation" or some other
easily recog:Ted hymn, and had that
stranger awaited the close of service
e or she would have seen'among the
congregation filing out one'petite and
plump little lady, with flower-like face,
sparkling blue eyes and kiss -inspiring
mouth, who would most.likely have
walked demurely along with her big
brother Albert and, turning down a
narrow pathway, follow him across
the meadows, over a footbridge that
spans the stream and up to an old
fashioned elm shaded house.
This landmark, known far and.wide
as the Page.place, is historic. Built in
the time of King George and one of
the first three erected in Sandgate, It
has withstood the storms of.two centu
ries and seen many generations of
Pages come and go. Additions;have
been -made to it-an ell on one side,
larger windows and a wide veranda -in
rront. 'Inside it is much the same, for
he open fireplaces remain in parlor
nd sitting room, and a tall clock of
olemn tick-stands in the hall where it
itood when Paul Revere took is fa
The last owner, Simeon Page, or, as
e was called, Squire Page, joined
hie great majority two years after an
~nterprisng railroad crept up the
~andgate valley. He had bitterly op.
~osed its entrance into the town, and
t was asserted that chagrin at his de
eat hastened his death. His widow,
ith their two children, Albert and
Llice, and a widowed sister, remained
d with the aid of hired men man
ged the farm. But bushes began to
~hoke the pastures and meadows, the
utbuildings grew shabby, the house
eceived no paint, and as the children
~rewv up and needs increased one by
ne the broad fields were sold. It had
een the squire's ambition that his on
y son should become a professional
nan, and, carrying out his wishes. Al
et's mother had pinched and saved,
enying herself all luxuries, and given
bm a collegiate education. He had
;raduated with honors, read law, been
dmitted to the bar and then returned
o Sandgate and opened an office.
Llice, three years his junior, had been
ent to a boarding school for two
ears, where she devoted most of her
ime to music, then came home again
as mother's helpmate.
But the years of self denial were at
n end, for'one June day that mother
Laid down her burden and was placed
eside her husband in the village cemn
etery. Then the two orphans found
hemselves joint heirs to an old time
orn house, a few acres of meadow, a
~ouple hundred dollars of debts and
othing else. No, that is not right, for
hey both had youth, good health and
iabits and good educations.
Albert, who had rather taken charge
f matters since his return to Sand
ate, kept the debt situation from
L~lice after his mother's death, feeling
3he had grief enough to bear without
Lt, but for all that It troubled him se
iously. The income from his practice
as scarcely enough to clothe him and
sot likely to increase, for Sandgate
ad scant use for a lawyer, and what
o do or which way to turn he knew
sot. If it were not for Alice and
unt Susan he thought it would be
easier, but they must be provided for.
lice, who had been his companion,
playmate and confidant since the days
f short dr-esses, he especially cared
ror, and that feeling was mutual.
So devoted a brother and sister were
they that it had kept them frem form
ing other associations, and when Al
bert had been asked why he did not es
cort some other young lady to . husk
ng bees, barn dances or church socia
bles his usual reply was, "Alice is good
mough for me, and when she prefers
nother beau I may, but not till then."
With Alice, though many of the vil
lage swains wooed, shze wouldn't. Even
Jim Mears, stalwart and with a hand
like a foot. fared no better, and when
Albert rallied her once about young
icars she answered, "Oh, Jim's all
right; he isn't handsome, but, then,
e is strong," which delicate sarcasm
may be considered a sufficient reflex of
her feelings toward others of the would
e attentive young farmers.
But for all that. Alice was counted in
n every festive gathering. If it was a
barn dance, she was always there and
never lacked partners, and when the
jolly party rode home In a big wagon
flled with straw It was her voice that
always started "The Quilting Party"
or other old time ballad usually:inspir
ed by moonlight. When a strawberry
festival was -in order at the church, she
was given a post of honor, and when
Christmas decorations were. necessary
every young man felt it a privilege .to
obey her orders. At. home shetwas~the
same winsome little'queen andbhad no
more devoted subject than her'brother.
For a month after the funeral he
worried a good deal. He knew that
bills had been left unpaid through his
mother's illness and that the family
were in straitened cirdumstances. His
own law practice so far had yielded
Where -toturf wVs -a puizzl. lie wroi'
to a former classmate whose fathe
was a prominent merchant in Bosto:
stating his situation and asking advic<
It was two we'eks ere he received a re
piy, and then, though a cordial lette
of sympathy, it did not go far towara
solving the problem. A week late
however, came a letter from a lawyc
in that city of the name of Frye offer
ing him a position as assistant in hi
office at a small salary. It was so smal
that 'Albert thought it a hopeless tasl
to pay home expenses out of it an
leave anything toward their debts. I
was more than his present income, how
ever, and yet to accept the offer an
leave Aunt Susan and Alice alon
seemed hard. On the other hand. t
borrow money on what little of th
farm was left did not help matters, fo
when that was gone what then?
Matters came to a climax one da;
and ended his indecision. Ie bad bee:
away from his office all that afternoo
taking a long stroll in the woods to es
cape his loneliness, and, returning a
tea time, found a .cloud on his sister'
"Mr. Hobbs called this afternoon,
she said as they sat down to the table
"and asked for you. Said he went t
your office and, not finding you in
came here." And then she added,--witl
a quiver in her voice, "Oh. Bertie, w
owe him over a hundred dollars!"
The trouble was all out now, and Al
bort looked gloomy. "I don't think an
more of him for coming here to dui
us," he answered savagely. "He migh
p'ave waited until he saw me."
"Oh. he was very nice about it," re
sponded Alice, "and begged my pardoi
for speaking of it. He said there'wa
no hurry, only that he had made ou
his bill as a matter of form, etc., an
we could pay it when convenient"
Albert made no further commeni
but when the meal was ended' said
"Come out on tMe poreh, sis, and let us
talk matters over." She followed him
feeling there was trouble coming, and
drawing her low chair next to his
placed one elbow on his chair arm and
covered her face with that hand. Foi
a few moments lie remained silent
watching the fireflies beginning their
evening dance over the meadow anc
listening to the distant call of a whip
poorwill. Across the valley the village
lights were coming In sight one by
one, and a faint odor of new mowr
hay came to him. The pathetic little
figure at his side unnerved him, how
ever, and lie dreadef to say what he
"Well, sis," he said at last, "I've kep1
matters from you as long as I can. We
not only owe Hobbs a good deal, bu1
as much more in smaller bills to oth.
ers. and there Is no money to pay
them. I've worried about them more
than you know or than I cared to have
you. One of two things must be done
either borrow money and pay these
bills or I must go away and earn
Then the little head beside him sunk
slowly to his chair, and as he began
stroking it he added: "I've written tc
Frank Nason, my old college chun.
and through him have received a fair
offer to go to Boston and have decided
to accept it. I shall leave here as soon
as I can get ready."
The trouble was growing serious
now, and as he ceased speaking hC
caught the sound of a suppressed sob,
"Oh, Bert ic, 'we owc him, over a hUndred~
"Don't cry, Alice," he said tenderly
"it can't be helped. Our home musi
be broken up some time, and it may
as well be now as any other. The
thing that:worries mie'most is leaving
you and Auint:Susan here alone."
'.Then the sobs increased, and the
bowed form beside him shook.
"Oh, Bertie,". she said at last in ix
choked voice, "don't leave us her<
alone. Let usisell the old house,\pay
the bills, and ifi you must go away)Ile
us go too."
"No, dear, that is not best," he an
swered softly.. "I can't earn enouglb
at first to do it. You willihave to stay
here till I can."
Thea the proud spirit that had comc
to Alice Page from many.'generations
of self helpful . ancestors spoke, and
she said as she raised her head and
brushedaway the tears: "If -you are tc
leav'e me here I shall go to .work as
well. I can teach school or 'do some'
thngto help you, and I shall'too."
Her.defiant little~speech hurt Alberi
just a bit, and yet he felt proud- of hex
for it. "It may, be best for you.if you
could get a chance to teach," he're
sponded, "and it will hel me some
and take'up your mind;' which is worth
a good deal.".
But the worst was to come, and the
evening before his departure she nevet
forgot There were some consolations
to exchange, however, for she had seen
Mr. Mears of the school committee
and obtained a position to teach the
north district school in Sandgate, a
small byroad schoolhouse two miles
from her home, and felt a .little pride
in telling about it, while he had to re
port that all whom they owed had
promised to wait patiently for theiT
"Mr. Hobbs even offered to lend me
money if I neededit," he said after
they had talked matters over, "and so,
you see, we have a good'many friends
in Sandgate after all. And now I want
you to sing a few of the old songs for
me, so that I can have them to think
about when I am lonesome and home
But the singing was a failure, for Al
ice broke down in the middle of the
first song, and they had to go out and
watch the firefiies once more while 'she
conquered her tears.
"You will write to me every day,
won't you. Bertie?" she asked discon
solately as they waited the next morn
ing for the train that was to separate
them. "I shall be so lonesome and blue
all the time!"
When he kissed her goodby she could
not speak, and the last he saw as the
train bore him away .was that sweet
sister's face trying.,bravely to smile
through its tears, like-the sun' peeping
out of a cloud. ..
[r m.E mOXrrvLeD.1
HANDEL AND BACH.
Difference In Method and Style of
These Two Composers.
Life in the German states in the -ear
ly eighteenth century was quiet znd
self contained. The dress and the cus
toms and habits of the people were
formal. Men wore powdered wigs and
short clothes; the thoughts of the peo
ple were not employed in a haphazard
way, as they are now; life was not full
of distractions; parentg brought up
t their children in strict obedience-now
adays the reverse process sometimes
i obtains-everything in life was well
ordered and particularly well concen
trated. There were no telegraphs, tel
ephones and other modern distractions,
so that all the formal characteristics
in the music of the period were the
ratural expression of the life men
Iandel in his visit to Italy came in
touch with opera and, seeing its pop
ularity and probably with an eye to
worldly success, entered the lists to
compete. Italian opera at that time
was a very artificial thing. Dramatic
truth was little cared for, and the plots
were often absurd, but beyond this
the domination of the singer was such
that the arias had become merely a
means of display for vocal agility and
the orchestra merely a huge guitar for
accompanying the singers. The most
absurd violations of taste were per
mitted in these arias; pauses while the
singer indulged in roulades, trills and
other vocal gymnastics; long passages
sung on one syllable, taking all the
sense out of the word, making the
whole effect inartistic and untrue.
So that while Bach remained a Ger
man and wrote to satisfy his own
ideals rather than those of the public,
keeping clear of all outside influences,
particularly those of Italian opera,
Handel may be said to represent both
sides of the question. He uses the
fugue freely, he continually gives evi
dence of his strict German training,
and at the same time he adopts and
even assimilates the Italian style,
finally producing melodies which have
all the best qualities of the Italian
arias and an added beauty and sin
cerity of their own.-Chautauquan.
It would have been incredible brutal
ity if Chas. F. Lemberger. of Syracuse,
N. Y.. had not done the best he could
for his suffering son. "Mv boy," he
says, "cut a fearful gash over his eye,
so I applied Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
which quickly healed it and saved his
eve." Good for burns and ulcers too.
Only 25c at The 11. B. Loryea Drug
Two Very Important Acts.
A magazine editor, seeking an in
crease of circulation, sent to each of
his 3,500 subscribers this query: "What
was the most important act of your
life? Twenty pounds for the best true
answer." He received more than a
thousand replies, all but one relating
some particular deed of which the
writer was proud. The exception and 4
prize winner was brief and to the
point. "Being born," he wrote. En
couraged by the success of his scheme
of advertising, the editor sent out a (
second query, offering a farther twen
ty pound note for the best answer.
This was the question: "Last month
you stated what was the most impor
tant act of your life; now tell us what
is the most important act of your life."
The varieties of replies would have
made several pages of rarc humor, butI
the winner solemnly wrote, "Breath
When indigestien becomes chronic it I
is dangerous. K.)dol Dyspepsia Cure I
will cure indigestion and all troublesd
resulting therefrom, thus preventingt
Catarrh of the~ stomach. Dr. New-t
brough. of Leag~ue, W. Va., says: "Tot
those sufferir'g from indigestion or
sour stomach ? would say there is no
better remaedy than Kodoi Dyspepsia
Cure. I bare prescdbed it for a num
ber of my patients with good success."
Kodol D)yspepsia Cure digests what -
vou eat andJ makes the stomach sweet.
Sold by The R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
DEFY HARD LUCK.
A Few Bits of Wholesome Advice
For the Pessimists.
Dont talk, about your bard luck.
Refuse to recognize it. Refuse to be
lIeve In it. 'Scorn to whine about it.
Get the whine out of your voice, or It -
will stop the development and growth
of your body. It will narrow and
shrink your mind. It will drive away
your friends. It will make you unpop-c
ular. Quit your whining; brace up; goe
to work; be something; stand for some
thing; fill your place in the universe.
Instead of whining around, exciting
only pity and contempt, face about and
make something of yourself. Reach up
to the stature of a strong, ennobling
womanhood, to the beauty and strength
of a superb womanhood. There is
nothing the matter with you. Just quit
your whining and go to work.
If you continua~lly talk about your
bad luck and moan about your Ill for
tune, you create for yourself an atmos
phere of misfortune which will certain
ly overwhelm you unless you stop In
The man or woman who persistently
fears that such and such a thing is not
going to turn out well is enlisting pow
erful forces against success.--Boston
Too Much for 50 Cents.
King's Improved Chill and Fever
Tonic is the linest I ever saw. I sold
one bottle which cured some in three
families. The only objection I have to
it is that it cures too many people. S.
H. Mathis, Conrad's. N. C. Taste not
bad. Large bottle. Always cures and
chills don't return. Sold by Dr. WV. E.
Brown & Co.
Charcoal and Its Value.
The value of charcoal is manifold- It
is one of the greatest purifiers of wa
ter. Water or any substance allowed
to percolate through it will be freed of
all animal organisms or foreign par-r
ties. It is one of the best things fors
sweetening the breath. If a little gin
ger is added to it, it becomes a splendid
thing for the stomach after a hearty
meal. When used for cleaning the
teeth it takes awaty fungous growth that
many tooth powders fail to touch. It is
also a great reliever of pain caused by,
a burn. Lay a -little charcoal on the
burn and keep it there, renewing the
application several times until the burn
is cured. If the sore is not too deep it
will relieve the pain in a very short
time. In a commercial way charcoal
has a thousand and one uses, but these
are a few of the more important house
hold uses it can be put to successfully.
Beas the The Kid You! Have Always Bought
You can then pay your
bills with checks which
we return to you the
tirst of each month and
which are thus made a
receipt in full for every
dollar you pay out.
iou can always make change
with a check.
3ank of SUimerton,
Summerton, S. C.
W HEN YOU COME
TO.TOWN CALL AT
Which is fitted up withn an
eye to the comfort of his
IN ALL STYLES,
Done with neatness and
dispatch. . . . . . .
A cordial invitation
J. L. WELLS.
fanning Times Block.
for ctdrena eafe, care. NoJF DpW*
I am representing the largest
Marble and Granite quarrys in
in the world, and can furnish
any Tombstone or Monument
direct from the quarry. Over
500 designs to select from. Spec
ial designs ifurnished for large
Monuments. I also furnish any
kind of Iron Fences, Ornaments
and Wood Mantels.
3. L. KRASNOFF,
MANNING, S C
ITATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Clarendon.
3y James M. Windham, Esq., Probate
HEREAS, A. I. Barron, Clerk of
1Court, made suit to me. to grant
ti Letters of Administration of the
state of and effects of August Johnson.
These are therefore to cite and ad
nonish all and singular the kindredI
,nd creditors of the said August John
on, deceased, that they be and ap
tear before me, in the Court of Pro
ate, to be held at Manning on the 25th
ay of September next after publication
hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
o show cause, if any they have, why
he said administration should not be
Given under my hand, this 15th day
f August. A. D. 1905.
JAMES M. WINDHAM,
[SEAL.] Judge of Probate.
Hacky Mountain Tea Nuggets
i uy Medicins for Buey P'eople.
irays GoiJn Ecalth and Renewed Vigor.
..'cif!c for Conlstipation, Indigestion, Live
l... Tro:~~~ le mpes. Eczea Impr
ad Backache. It's Rocky Mountain Tea in tab
fo:.3 cents bo. Genuine mae by
LDEN N!JaGETS FOil SALLOW PEOPLE
Notice of Discharge.
I will apply to the Judge of Probate
or Clarendon County on the 11th day
f August, 1905, for letters of dis
harge as Guardian for Helen E. Tin
EMMIE E. ANDERSON.
Summerton. S. C., July 11, 1905.
have special facilities for buying and
laced in good strong Companies.
Your business solicited.
J. L. WILSON.
VHEN IN MANNING, COME TO
or good, hot meals. J. McD. Richard
on and Eliza Davis have consolidated
heir Restaurants under the firm name
Richardson & Davis
estaurant. We h ave separate apart
rents for white and colored, and can
erve you most any hour during the
.ay, guaranteeing first-class service.
Ve solicit the patronage of all our
riends. We also handle
nd Green Groceries, and can satisfy
our wants in these lines.
Richardson & Davis.
Woodmien of the World.
Meets on fourth Monday nights at
Visiting Sovereigns invited.
aks Kidneys and Bladder Bight
Rring ur Jok Work to The Timles office
"Cotton Is King.
Sumter Is the Greatest Market
in the State.
It is conceded that our establishment has done more to
wards buildiing up the Surnter cotton market than any other
agency, and it is all because we pay the very highest market
Twenty thousand bales were handled by us last year,.
and much of this came from our friends in Olarendon.
With facilities for paying a high price for cotton and for
selling goods cheap, we invite our friends in Clarendon to
come and inspect this season s purchases, and if we cannot
satisfy von in
1 Dry Goods,
and all other articles that can be handled in a general mer
ehandise store, then we would not have you to buy from US.
There is no gainsaying it that our buyer has this season
bas supplied our store with everything the trading publie ca.
lesire and at prices to permit us to sell at surprisingly low
Rgures. All that we ask is for an oppor.tunity to show o r
You know us, and where we do business. Come.
L. B. DURANT, R. K. WILDER, P. M. PARROTT,
President. Vice-President. Secretarr.
THE DURANT HARDWARE COMPANY,
Opposite Court House,
Sum32ter, - - S. C.
We invite the people of Clarendon to visit our store or write to us for prices
when thev are needing anything in our line. We have added more capital to
ur business in order to meet the increasiner demands. and our Mr. L. B. Du
Rant will always welcome his friends from Clarendon.
Inspect our immense stock of HARDWARE. FARMING IMPLEMENTS,
E[OUSEFURNISHINGS, HARNESS, SADDLES, MACHINERY SUPPLIES,
BELTINGS of all kinds. BARB WIRE at prices which cannot be duplicated.
We have just received a carload of Elwood Field Fencing, Guns, Powder
Shot, Shells and Sportsmen's Goods.
Devoe's Celebrated Paints.
..3.;JAP-A-LAC, the Housekeepers'
Delight for making old
Come to see us.
TH E DURANT HARDWARE COMPANY,
.S. R. VENNING, Je"le
. .. Dealer in..
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SPECTACLES, EYE CLASSES AND
ALL KINDS OF FANCY NOVELTIES.
I make a specialty of WEDDING and HOLIDAY PRES
ENTrS and always carry a handsome line of
Silverware, Hand-Painted China, Glassware
andi numerous other articles suitable for Gifts of all kind.
- OM E ANDO SEE T!H EM.
All Watch. Clock and Jewelry Repairing done promptly and
~ II, ~.,,Alfl ~AI4~lLev'i .Block.
lh 5U *Vd Mc, des MANNING, 9- 0
Harvest Time Has Come.
YOU aNgD A GOOD WAGON.
WVe have just received a full line of one and two horse'
PIEDMONT AND HACKNEY WAGONS
that we propose to sell at close figures. These Wagons are guaranteed.
We also havxe in our warerooms an excellent assortment of standard
Buggies from the best manufacturers, and will ask that you inspect them
ORo bRNESS DEPA RTMENT is well stocked with Single and Dou
ble Harness, Collars, Whips, etc., and we are anxious to prove to the pub
[ic that we want to merit their confidence.
When the weather gets cooler we will have in our Horses and Mules.
We guarantee what we sell and ask your patronage.
W. P. Hawkins & Co.,
MANNING, S. C.
TO THE TIMES OFFICE.