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Better Stle: The most beautiful ever of fered. a 35;P t
l designed and executed by experts w Leathers $4.
E spent months in their preparation. Yo~u would probably buy this shoe if you
Better Fit: An American Lady ho on y our culd take it in your hand and see its unusual
Sfoot looks as well as it does in the picture be- beauty and style. feel the smooth. tlexib~ility of
____ ~ cause each shoe is carefully shaped on a natura the leather, note the exquisitely trimmed sole
p last by specialists in this one operation. andH smrppy toe; the seamless imstep!, and all
the details of good shoemaking that have pro
Bettr Vlue Becusethee shes . ~ duced the 'Set Regis." our fall offer of a dress
Scontain materials and workmanship. which you shoe.
15000 dealers sell them. shose for children.
We sugges. that you really must not miss seeing our line of up-to-date Dress Goods, as it is
Scomplete in every detail, and are injuring yourself by not personally inspecting it.
Shaw & McCollumn Mercantile CO.,
IL M 1- ~ 8 . .C.r
Phone 69. Souath Main Street.
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Many of the Id bas Used Were Stolen
DIreetl) lFron Nature.
H1ouses are nort the invention of man.
The idea was borrowed from the swal
Wheu the world was young its inhab
Itants were troglodyates. They dwelt in
holes in cliffs. One savage, more enter
prising than his fellows, puzzled his
brains to find out a way tq construct a
cozy dwelling. On one occasion he
caught sight of a bird gathering bits of
clay with its beak. It was a swallow,
and he ,atched it build a nest on a
ledge of rock.
"Wonderful," said he. -'Tli do like
He set to work at once and built a
clay hut. His neighbors called him the
"mudhole dweller" and laughed at his
house. But, when they discovered that
he was more snug than they, up went
The savages lived in mud huts until
the beaver came to visit them. In build
ing a house for himself he gave early
man a lesson in architecture. The bea
ver not only showed him how to build
houses that would stand all kinds of
weather, but instructed him in the art
of dam and bridge building.
The gentlemen of the stone age had
boats. This has been proved by the
things left behind them. 'It is doubt
ful. however, whether they invented
A well known antiquarian declares
that the savage stole the idea for the
sailing boat from a small shellfish hav
ing a kind of fin attached to its back.
By resting on a wave and erecting the
fin it can skim over the waters at great
speed when the wind is behind it. .
It is generally believed that man in
vented the thatch to keep barns and
ricks dry. As a matter of fact, It was
the weaver bird that gave the idea to
him. With its beak it constructs a per
fectly made, large, rainproof shelter, or
thatch, over its nest. The Zulu huts
in the Transvaal are roofed in almost
the same way today.
Dame Nature was a glassmaker long
before man was created. Natural glass
resembled the glass of which beer bot
tles are made, and it is to be found in
Iceland, Spain, Italy, Sardinia and al
most every locality in which volcanoes
have been at work. Its proper-name is
obsidian, and there are enough cliffs of
glass to fill all the window frames In
Mica is another form of natural glass
and is -largely used in the making of
chimneys fork incandescent gaslights:
It is dug out of the ground, will stand
great heat and needs nothing but split
ting to be made use of at once.
Old brown Windsor soap, so common
ly used for the toilet, is not the real
thing at all, but merely an imitation.
The only soap of that name is not
made, but comes.from the bulbs of the
Porto Rico soap plant, and it was used
for washing purposes long before man
thought of manufacturing soap from
fat and -other substances. Its smell is
exactly the same as London made old
brown Windsor, and there is no doubt
whatever that the latter is an exact-im
itation of the natural soap.
At one time the world was lighted at
night with "farthing dips," long sticks
of compressed fat with a thin string
through the eanter. Before this the
seeds of the tallow tree, which growvs
in Algeria, Sumatra and China, were
used for lighting purposes. The seeds,
which are of a good size, need but a
wick to burn with a clear, white flame.
It will therefore be seen that the idea
for both ancient and modern candles
was stolen 'directly from nature.-Pear'
TRUSTING TO FATE.
An Incident That Gives an Insight
Into Russian Character.
A few years ago I was taking a
country walk in Kovno. The road lay
trough a dense forest, and the day
was oppressively hot. I arrived at last
at a crossroad and sat down under the
shade of the trees to rest. A signpost
pointed its two arms down the con
verging roads. On one of them was in
scribed "14 versts to J'anova," on the
other "17 versts to Shadowa." Present
ly the creaking of wheels and the slow
"clop, clop" of a horse's hoofs on the
road behind roused me. A cart piled
high with tifiware was cesming down
the road, with the driver perched on
the top of the load.'
"Good day, brother," I called out as
the cart, with its sorry horse, came
abreast of me. The man returned my
salute, and the horse,' glad of any ex
cse to rest his weary legs, came to a
standstill in the, middle of the road.
"Which way are- you going?" I asked.
"To J'anova. There is a market there
"But there is also a market in Sha
dowa," I answered, "and it is a more
important place than Janova."
"So it is, so it is," the driver replied,
with perfect indifference.
"What have you for sale?"
"Plenty of good tinware, as you can
see, brother. I have worked for six
weeks to make this cartload."
"Well, good luck to you and your
tinware," I said, pulling and' eating the
berries within reach. "Will you take it
to Janova or Shadowa?"
The man picked up thie bit of cord
which served as reins and.;,prepared to
"I shall leave that to my- horse," he
The lumbering wagon mo'ved off and
finally passed out of sight down the
Janova road, which the horse had elect
ed to take.-St. James' Gazette.
Ostrichien Roar Like Lions and. Jays
Are Great Imitators.
"The roar of the ostrich resembles
the roar of the lion because the estrich
stole from the lion this sound, even as
one playwright steals from another a
An ornithologist made that odid as
sertion in a taxidermist's shop. He
went on to elaborate it as follows::
"Birds from the ostrich down are im
itative. The ostrich w'here he lives
alone is silent, but in a country w~here
lions abound he roars. Why? Beenuse
for centuries, admiring the majiesty
and grandeur of the lion's roar,, he
gradually learned to roar himself. Be
lieve me, it is fine to see an ostrich
throw back his little head and emit a
roar like thunder.
"Buntings imitate pipits, and green
finches imitate yellowhammers. They
seek their food in the winter together,
and they gradually steal each other's
"The jay is an insatiable imitator.
Some jays will include in their reper
tory noc only the whoo-oo of the kite,
the scream of the buzzard and the hoot
of the owl, but also the bleat of the
lamb and the neigh of a horse.
"Even the nightingale imitatds. In a
nightingale's perfect song I have often
heard the tip-sip-sisisis o~f the wood
warbler and the bub-ub-ubble of the
The Briton and Wnnhing.
We have come to loo)k upon water as
ant primarily to wash in, as an aid
tablution rather h:mi a thing of beau
ty. A story of a Somersetshire peas
ant will illustrate what we mean. The
individual in question had ne'ver seen
the sea until he was taken to Weston
super-Mare on a "eboir trent" excur
sion. Naturally the vicalr, th', enrate
and the rest of the tenors, trebles and
basses as soon as the esplanade was
reached gathered, around to see how
the first sight of the ocean would strike
the natural man.! Will it be believed
that the words struck from him by the
view of "the unfurrowed deep" lying
in vast ex-panse before his eyes were
these: "If I'd known what her were
like; I'd have brought down a bit pf
soap and had a good wash." The Iron,
or. rather, the soan, had entered so
deeply into his soul that he could only
conceive the sea as a huge washing
Wagner's Shorn Locks.
Waguer, the composer, at one time
became afflicted with headaches and
determined to have his hair cut. He
accordingly arranged with a barber to
perform the operation on a certain day.
That worthy resolved to make a good
thing of it and informed all his cus
tomers of Wagner's impending sacri
fice. Most of them paid him a certain
sum down in advance to make sure of
a lock of the great musician's hair. To
the barber's horror Mme. Wagner su
perintended the cutting and when it
was over appropriated the whole of
the coveted locks. The barber. In de
spair, confessed that he had sold them
many times over, whereupon madam
suggested that her butcher had hair
very much like Wagner's. And the
story goes that that night half Dres
den slept with the butcher's hair un
der its pillow.
The Chesapeake, famous for her en
counter wth the British ship Shan
non in the war of 1812, is still in ex
istence. When she was captured by
the British she was taken to England
by her captor, Sir Philip Broke, and
some years later her timbers were
sold. The purchaser was a miller in
Wiskham, and when he pulled down
his old mill he built a new one from
the timbers of the Chesapeake. Many
of these timbers still have the marks
of the Shannon's grapeshot, and in
some places the shots are still to be
seen deeply imbedded in the pitch pine.
If the builder who made this ship
knew that its timbers were being used
in a mill which is making money for
a subject of Great Britain there is no
doubt that he would at least try to rise
from his grave to right the wrong.
+ EYE Defects
+ School Room.
The greater per cent. of eye *
.. trouble is acquired or developed +
4 during school days. Neglect at +
+this time is responsible for much
* of the present dag eye trouble. +
+ Twenty-five per cent. of all school +
* children suffer from defective 4
* eyes. They fail behind in their +,
4 classes and are often out of school +
Sthrough ignorance of the cause, .,
. when a half hour with the opto- 4,
4 metrist would have remedied the -4
whole difficulty. - 4,
4, Many a so-colled "dull scholar" +
+ is so because of some defect of +
the eye Don't neglect. tne eyes 4,
4, of your children. +,
4, OPTOMETRIST & OPTICIAN, *
4, No. 18 South Main Street. +,
4'Phone No, 359. - SUMTER, S. C. 4
Notice of Discharge.
I will apply to the Judge of Pro
bate for Clarendon County on the
26th day of October 1905, for let
ters of discharge as executor of the
estate of T. James Davis, deceased
RItCHARD H. DAVIS,
Manning, S. C., Sept. 25, 1905..
Notice to Creditors
All persons having claims against the
Estate of Willia~m J. Kelly~deceased, will
present them duly attested, and those
owing~said Estate will make payment
to HATTIE J. KELLY.
Manning, S. C., R. F. D.
snMEST, SIR ES,'BEST
THE MURRaY W GSUK
W HE N YOU COME
TO TOWN CALL AT
Which is titted up with an
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IN ALL STYLES,
8H AVING* AND
Uone with neatness and
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A cordiatl invitatioV
J1. L. W ELLS.
bM-txvkiug Trimes~ Block.
Soo Square Feet $o,ooo Square .
Floor Space, $17- Feet Floor Space
50 Stock $45,000 Stock
The 15th day of September eleven years ago we open
ed our doors to the trade with a stock amounting to $1750,
occupying a-floor space of only 800 square feet. Today we -
offer the greatest stock of goods ever offered by any one
house in the county, amounting to over ,45,000, occupying
a grand Department Store with its adjoining warerooms,
amounting to something over 10,000 square feet of floor
space. Many times during these years of success, toil and
struggle, have dark and forbidding elonds sprang up on
our business horizen and it looked like our frail bark w6uld
be drawn upon the rocks of defeat, but by persistaint effort
and untiring eneray. we have overcome great dificulties.
Many times during these years powerful competitors
have come upon the scene of action and tried to wrench the
banner of victory from our hands, but never have we turn
ed our backs to the roe with our banner dragging in the
dust of defeat.
45,000 Worth of Merchandise
offered to the people of Clarendon County,- at price-s that
will command the attention of the most'careful buyers.
Never during the eleven years we have been in busi
ness have we been able to place our stock so advantage
ously. Last May, while cotton was down to 7c.~per pognd,
we placed our orders for all the Arown Homespun. Check
Homespuns, Bleached Homespun and Sheeting and Call
eoes that we would need for the entire fall and winter, and
the result is today, we have on- :at, stock of Domestics
in the house, at from '25 to 35 i-ant. less than they can
be landed today. This puts u. ;.. a position to take- eare
of our friends, and we will do it if they will give us a chance
to figure with them on their fall bills of Dry Goods.
25 Dozen Pair of Boys' Knee Pants
at 15 cents per pair or two pair for 25 cents.
Mens-nice 3-piece Suits at .55.00 per Suits.
The grandest line of Men's all-wool Suits at $7.50 and
$10.00, ever shown in this town, or anywhere else for the,
same money. 'Young men, it will do you good to see our
great line.of nice Dress Suits, at S12.50 and $15.00 per Suit.
Those who wish to furnish their -homes will-do welt to
see our great line of Furniture. Nice Bed-roomsSuits at
$8.50 per Suit. Nice real Oak Bed-room Suits, plate glass 6
Mirrors, at $12.50 per Suit. All kinds of Chairs, Sideboards.
Wardrobes, Chiffoniers, China Closets, Hall Racks, andy
everything in the Furniture and House Furnishing Lines
at very close prices. If you need a bill of Furniture, it will
do you no harm to let us figure with you.
'Our Great Fall Opening.
Our grandopening of Pattern Hats, Millinerf Goods,.
Dress Goods and Silks, Cloaks. Wraps and Furs, will take
place on Wednesday and Thursday, October 4 and .5th.
Everybody is cordially invited to cahl and. see our grand
display of Fall Goods, as it will be the' most important we
- have ever shown. Come, it matters not whether you buy;
one cent's worth or not, we wish you to come and see our',
grand display of Fall and Winter Goods. Now, don't for
get the date,- Wednesday and Thursday, October 4 and 5th.
25 dozen Boys'. Knee Pant at 15e. per pair or two'pair
for 25c. We would especially call your attention-to our
great values in Linen Towels, Na kiws and Table Demask,
White Bed Spreads and Figured oilies. -Linen Table De
mask with Napkins to match at 75e., $1. afid S,1.25 per yard.
Dont't forget the great values we.are'offeringin lour"
Furniture Depa-rtnient. Poplar. Bed-room Suits at $8.50
per Suit.' Oak Bed-room Suits, plate glass Mirrors at $12.50.
Don't forget our great Fall Opening of Pattern Hats.
Millinery Goods, DresS Goods, Silks, Cloaks, Wraps and"
Furs, Wednesday and Thursday, October 4 an&5tb.
When you come to town don't fail to visit the great
est Department Store in Clarendon County.
'Are you ready td fit up your Ginnery? We have a nice stock
Valves, Fittings and Oils~
We also offer you'The well.kuown and high grade guaranteed'
GANDY BELT that we have' always sold you. 'Don't buy an in
We have this season the celebrated KEEN KUTTER AXES.
HATCHETS, SAWS and POCKET KMLVES--all guaranteed to
be the best that skilled workman can make.
Gent's! you will soon be ready to select that gun you expect
to buy., All we ask is for you to call and examine.
The largest sand most' complete line otDouble anid Single
Guns ever offered the trade of Clarendon county.
L es call and see our beautiful and fine Stoves aud
Lae, Ranges. We cau please you in goods acdprices
remember us when you need Builditig Sup
FarDmers, pies, Paints and Oils. Cotton Scales. Pos.
Tin and Agateware, Pumps and Pipe.
Yours for busmness,
WENYP IANNING. COMF. To0
Fist-liss An Account
LRestairfalt With Us.
for good, hot meals. JT. McD. Richzard- You can then pay~ yvour
son and 'Eliza Davis have consolidatedblswihcekwih
their Restaurants under the firm namebilwthcekwih
Rihadon&Dai we return to you the
Richrdso & D visfirst of each month and
Restaurant. We have separate apart
ments for white and colored, and can which are thus made a
serve you most any hour during the receipt in full for every
day, guaranteeing first-class service.
We solicit the patronage of all our dollar you pay out.
friends. We also handle
GI~ro eries You can always make change
and Green Groceries, and can satisfy - with a check.
your wants in these lines.
Richardson & Davis.
W. O. W. -BankoISumm~ioR
Woodmen of the World. Summerton, S. C.
Meets on fourth Monday nights at
Visiting Sovereigns invited.
Notice of Discharge.
for Claredo Coutnt on the 11th :ii
akS Widns and Btadder NS of August, 1905, for letters of "
--charge as Guardian for Helen 8. Tm-~
Kodol Byspepsia Cure dal EMMIE E. ANDERSON.
nistso what 7018 eat. ' I Summerton. S. C., July11, 1900.