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This heading means a great deal, for it is no easy task to per
fect every department of an establishment like ours, to handle the
volume of trade that we have every reason to expect will be ten
dered to us this season. September so far has shown a very lib
eral increase over the corresponding period of last year, and if
"Coming Events Cast
Their Shadows Before
THIS PROMISES TO BE
OUR BANNER SEASON.
It is indeed gratifying to note the unusual increase in the vol
ume of our business, and to say that we appreciate the confidence
reposed in us, gives but a faint idea of our feelings. We regard
the interest of every person that does business with us as ours,
and will do everything in our power to protect them.
We cannot give away gold dollars for ninety cents, no reason
able person expects that, and wherever you find a merchant'offer
ing staple merchandise at less than cost, his object is to attract
you to his store with a view of selling you something the value of
which you are not familiar with, and make up his loss on the lead
ing article. as well as a comfortable profit on the other items.
Nothing of that character will. be tolerated in this store; we de
spise it. Our business is based upon a legitimate percentage of
profit, and that figured on- as close a basis as is consistent with in
telligent merchandising. It'is true, we sometimes sell goods at
and below cost, but that only occurs at the end of a season, or
when we have erred in buying something that did not prove to be
as good a seller as we expected; or bought too freely of certain 4
lines, then we make our loss as quickly. as possible, for experience
has taught us that the first loss is always the lightest. Our ambi
tion ought to be satisfied for we are said, by those who are in a
position to know. to be
The Largest Retail
Dealers in the State.
And while we might be satisfied to remain just in the position we
-are, that would be practically impossible, we must go backward or
forward, and our mercantile pride will not permit of a backward
step, and each year will find us in the front rank, seeking new
fields, new customers, and keeping fully in touch with the spirit
and progress of the city in which we take such pride.
L. B. DURANT, R. K. WILDER, - P- M- PAR~oTT,
President. Vice-President. Secretary.
THE DARANT I TRE COMPANY,
* Opposite Court House.
'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
*our businiess in order to meet the increasing demands, and our Mr. L. B. Du
snpc o welimmetc f HARDARE dARMING IMPLEMENTS,
HOUTSEFURNISHINGS, HARNESS, SADDLES, MACHINERY SUPPLIES,
BELTINGS of all kinds. BARB WIRE at prices which cannot be duplcaed
We have just received a carload of Elwood Field Fencing, Guns, Pwder,
Shot, Shells and Sportsmen's Goods.
Devoe's Celebrated Paints.
- JAP-A-LAC, the Housekeepers'
Delight for making old
Come to see us.
THE IURANT HARDWARE COMPANY,
-SUM)~TER,. - . C.
For Convenience and Safety,
FieIsurace. TmLo.Bonded Offcers ad Regua xmtos a ndur con
tinued growth is evidence of the confidence reposedi sb h epeo ann
and the surrounding country.
Deposits October '1, 1904, $38,154,82.
Deposits October 1. 1905, $72,559.67.
f yuptroase"In any% a'*ontuetO ou*suce*s e Uthanh you for same:
Bank of Clarendon, Xmaning,s.O.
THlE ARGYLE HOTEL.
Opena for Theatre Partles and Special Dinners.
OPEFOI O A. M- T HE RESTAURANT, mic"~afo
ROOMs EN SUITE. WITH AND) WITHOUT PRIVATE BATHS.
NEW ENTRANCE ON HASELL STREET.
Charleston's First and Only Modern European Plan Hotel.
THE ARGYLE HOTEL CO., Proprietors,
IF LOOKING FOR PRESENTS
Do not Buy Before Looking Over Our Stock---All New Goods.
Latest styles in Jewelry. Just received a new line of Watches; Rings,
Signet, Set and Plain; 18k. Fobs, Pius, Ladies' Secret Bracelets and Collar
From the smallest to largest pieces and sets. We have the Best Quality of
Rich Cut Glass and Hand-Painted China that can be had. Our Prices are
e the aFlaLine of Sewing Machine Needles and Supplies. The
-Gallet Safety Razors. Edison Phonographs and Records.
Watch and Jewelry Repairing done by H. A. HOYT.
W. A. THOMPSON, ThesJeweler
No 6 Sout. Main Stre.44 SUMTER2. S. C.
The County Treasurer's office will ha
>pen for the collection of taxes, with
>ut penalty. from the 16th day of Octo
ber to the 31st day of December, inclu
ive, 1905. The levy is as follows: For
3tate, 5 .-2 mills; for County. 2 3-4 mills;
or Jfail, 1-2 mill: for Constitutional
school, 3 mills: Polls $1.00. Dog
:anitationi tax, 50 cents. Also School
)istrict No. 24, Special, 1 mill; School
District No. 11, 16, 17, 18, 2.5 Special
iniills; School Districts No. 2, 21,
pecial 3 mills; School Districts No.
i. 9, 19, 20, 22, Special 4 mills. A pen
tity of 1 per cent. added for the month
>f January, 1906. Additional penalty of
per cent. for month of February, 1906.
,dditional penalty of 5 per cent. for
L5 days in March, 1906. Road Tax for
-ear 1906. one dollar.
S. J. BOWMAN,
Rarely pays-never in the case +
of eye trouble. A thorough, scien- +
tific and searching examination +
with modern instruments will +
show exactly the conditions and ++
needs of your eyes, and may save +
vou lots of distress and many +
FROM THIS DATE,
Examination fee, $4., refunded $
on the first purchase of a com- +
plete pair of eye-glasses or spec- 4
tacles costing from $2.50 upward.. .
Z. F. HIGHSMITH,opt.D.,
OPTOMETRIST & OPTICIAN, +
No. 18 South Main Street. +
'Phone No. 359. - SUMTER, S. C.
W H E N YOU COME
TO TOWN CALL AT
Which is titted np with an
eye to the coinfort ^f his
IN ALL STYLES,
Done with neatness and
-A cordial invitation
J. L. WELLS.
daning Times Block.
You can then pay your
bills with..checks which
we return to you the
first-of each month and
. ihich are' thus made a
receipt in full for every
dollar you pay out.
ou can always make change
with a check.
'Summerton, S4 C.
Notice of Discharge.
We will apply to the Judge of Probate
for Clarendon County, on the 17th day
ovember, 1905, for Letters of Dis
hare as Executors of the Estate of
rempy Tindal, deceased.
.~A. A. TIND)AL.
October 17, 1905.
Notice of Discharge.
I will apply to the Judge of Probate
For Clarendon County, on the 17th day
> November. 1905, for letters of dis
harge as guardian for the Estate of
W. D McClary, Jr., a minor.
W. D. MCLARY,
October 17, 1905.
Kennedy's Laxative lioney and Tar
ures all coughs, and expels colds from
the system by gently moving the bowels.
have special facilities for buying and
placed in good strong Con'ranies.
Your business solicited.
3. L. WILSON.
Money to Loan.
Wilson & DuRant,
stos the cough and healslUngs
Briog our Jok Work to The Time afflca.
A Story About the Original Joho
Walter of the London Times.
A story about the original John Wal
ter of the London Times when beset by
a strike of compositors and pressmen
is told in London Opinion. On a cer
tain day the "copy" fell short by half
a column. There was none at hand
ready to 1ill up with, and time passed.
With the inspiration of genius Mr.
Walter laid hold of a column of print
er's "pie" and prepfed it in the most
expeditious way, so that it might pass
muster for an article in a foreign
tongue. He popped it in with a few
lines of introduction, declaring this in
comprehensible mass to be a paper in
some Hindoostanee dialect, translation
of which would follow in the course of
a few days. No "translation" ever ap
peared. Ten years after Mr. Walter
was on a visit to a noble earl in Che
shire, where he was introduced to a
most learned pundit and oriental schol
ar. "Ah," said the latter, "I have long
and ardently wished to solve the prob
lem which has puzzled me for the last
ten years!" And drawing from his
pocket a tattered old copy of the Times
he pointed out to the embarrassed pro
prietor of that Journal the alleged Hin
doostanee article, which, he confessed,
had baffled his most strenuous and as
siduous efforts to make anything of,
although he had tried every known dia
lect of the language. How Mr. Waltef
explained the matter is not recorded.
In Time of Peace.
'In the first months of the Russia-Ja
pan war we had a striking examole of
the nesessity for preparation and the
early advantage of those who, so. to
speak, "have shingled their roofs in
dry weather." The virtue of prepara
tion has made history and given to us
our greatest men. The individual as
well as the nation should be prepared
for any emergency. Are you prepared
to successfully combat the first cold you
take ? A cold can be treated much
more quickly when treated as soon as it
has been contracted and before it has
become settled in the system. Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy is famous for
its cures of colds, and it should be kept
at hand ready for instant use. For sale
by The R. B! Loryea Drug Store.
Wine and Wills.
The Law Magazine and Review tells
an odd story of a Haimburg merchant
who had.five sons who were all ardent
teetotalers. the merchant was con
trary minded, and, to. rescue the mis
guided young men from the error of
their obstinate ways, he directed in his
will that each of the five should on the
day of the funeral drink a glass of
wine to his memory in some. public
place, adding as a condition subsequent
that if any of them should refuse to
drink the enjoined glass his share of
the Inheritance should be forfeited and
divided up aiong the more complai
sant brothers, but if all should refuse
the whole famly property should go
No other testament so odd on the sub
ject of wine is recalled except that-of a
total abstainer who left a fine wine cel
lar, a recent legacy to himself, to his
heir, with directions that Its contents
should be poured untasted on the
Foley & Co., Chicago, originated
Eoney and Tar as a throat and. lung
remedy, and on acoout of the great
erit of Foley's Honey and Tar many
mitations are offered for the genuine.
hese worthless imitations have similar
oundinguames. Beware of them. The
genuine Foley's Honey and Tar is in a
ellow package. Ask for it and refuse
ay substitute. It is the best remedy
for coughs and colds. The R. B. Lor
ea Drug Store, Isaa:: M. Loryea, Prop.
The Life Was in Rim.
Daniel O'Connen once unraveled a
:ueer plot in a will case. ,Witne'ss aft
er witness swore that they saw the
ocument duly executed. At last a con
stantly reiterated expression caught
the lawyer's attention, -"The life was
In him," over and over repeated. "By
the virtue of your oath, was he alive?"
e asked one witness. "By the virtue
f my oath, the life was' in him," he
was answered. Then O'Connell turned
to the man and very slowly and very
solemnly said, ."Now I call upon you.
in the presence of your Maker, who
will some day pass sentence upon you
for thisevidence, I solemnly ask you
and you answer at your peril-was not
there a live fly in the dead man's
mouth when his hand was placed upon
the 'WillW" ~Cornered and -pale with
fear, the witness 'confessed that this
had actually happened.
One Box Fixed Him.
Shopton, N. C.: "I have hatd kidney
trouble for.she last four years, and got
o relief until l. tried Dr. King's Blood
nd Liver Pills, and one box entirely
cured me.-FRANKLIN WAT1T."
The Perdsident of Charlotte Hard ware
Co. says : "I consider Dr. King's Blood
nd Liver Pills very best 1 ever used."
Dr. King's alwas cure. Sold at 25c. by
Dr. W. E. Brown & Co.
Genesis of the Lightning Rod.
The first lightning rod was not con
structed by Franklin nor set up in
America, but by a monk at Seutten
berg, Bohemia, named . Prohop Dil
wisch. His apparatus wcs made and
put together during the spring and
summer of the year 1754. and was first
set up In the garden of the cure of
Prenditz (Moravia) on June 13 of fthe
year above named. The rod attained
as much distinctr'on as that later'made
by Franklin and wras the cause of the
Inventor being presented with much
money and large estates. His enemies
claimed that the rod was the cause of
the great drought of 1757, 1758 and
1759, and upon the matter being report
ed to Vienna it was ordered to be taken
Bilious Attack Quickly. Cured.'
"A few weeks aao I had a bilious. at
tack that was so severe I was nos able
to go to the office for two days. Failing
to get relief from iny family physician's
treatment, I took three of Chamber'
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets, and
the next day I felt like anew man."-H.
C.BAILEY, Editor of the News, Chapin,
S. C. These tablets are for sale by The
R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
Working the Old Man.
"Do you think her father will give his
"Sure! I'v-e been playing poker with
him once a week for the last six
months and letting him win. He'll feel
like he has been offered a pension--when
I ask him."--Houston Post.
A reliable medicine, and one that
should always be kept in the house for
immediate use, is Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. It will prevent the attpek ii
given as soon as the child becomes
hoarse, or even after the croupy cough
appears. For sale: v The R. B. Loryea
The first known celebration of Wash
ington's birthday was on Feb. 11, 17S.
The old style date was still adhered to.
This was during the lifetime of the
first president and completed his fifty
third year. The following is from the
Pennsylvania Packet of Philadelphia
of the date of Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1784.
"New York, Friday. Feb. 13.-Wednes
day last being the birthday of his ex
celiency General Washington the same
was celebrated by all the true friends
of American independence and consti
tutional liberty with that hilarity and
manly decorum ever attendant on the
sons of freedom. In the evening an
entertainment was given on board the
East India ship in this harbor to a
very brilliant and respectable company,
and a discharge of thirteen cannon wa's
fired on the joyful occasion." The ob
servance of the day was not confined
to New York city.
A Liquid Cold Cure.
A Cough Syrup which drives a cold
out of the system by actiu as a cathar
tic on the bowels is offered in Kennedy's
Laxative Honey and Tar. Clears the
throat, strengthens the lungs and bron
chial tubes. The mother's friend and
the children's favorite. Best for Croup,
Whoopin Cough. etc. A liquid cold
cure, and the only Cough.Syrup which
movei the bowels and works all cold out
of the system. Sold by The R. B. Lor
yea Drug Ltore.
A Soft Answer.
Here is a story about Sir Patrick
Talbot, sergeant at arms in the house
of lords. He had been private secre
tary to the great Lord Derby when
prime minister and afterward married
one of his daughters. One day when
a large party was present at Knowl
sey Lord Derby burst out at table with
the remark, "It's a curious thing one
never knows what a lot of. flools there
are in England until one becomes
prime minister." Thereupon Talbot, at
the other end of the table, said, "Yes,
and one never knows what a fool a
prime minister may be until one'be
comes his private secretary." Lord
Derby's reply was, "Thank you, Pat."
For Tnfants and Children.
The Kind You Oave Always Bought
Newton fashioned a concav0 nirror
from a 'mixture of copper and tin,
which gives a surface with almost the
luster of silver. An image of the star
was produced In the focus of this mir
ror, and then this image when exam
ned by a magnifying eyepiece permits
the astronomer to study the star at
what is equivalent to a greatly reduced
distance. Such. Is the principle of the
famous erecting telescope which bears
the name of Newton. The little reflect
or which he constructed Is still pre
served as one of the treasures of the
Royal society. The telescope tube had
the very modest dimensions of an Inch
In diameter. It was, however, the pre
ursor. of a whole series of maginificent
instruments, each outstripping the oth
er In magnitude..
- How to Avoid ?neumonia.
We have never heard of a single in
stance of a cold ~resulting in.pneumomia
or other lung trouble when Foley's
Honey and Tar has been taken.- It Dot
only siops the cough but heals and
strengthens the lungs. Ask for Foley's
Honey and Tar and refuse any substi
tute offered. Dr. C. J. Bishop, of 'Ag
new, Mich., writes.: I have used. Fo
ley's Honey and~Tar in three very se
vere cases of pneumnonta with googd
results in every case." The R. B. Lor
yea Drug Store, Isaac M. Loryea, Prop.
The Rudest Man -of His Age.
J3on Hunter, the famous British sur
geon, anatomist, physiologist and med
cal writer, who died In 1793, was one
of the rudest men o~. Ms age. He re
turned home late one evening from his
round of professional .calls and found
his w~ife entertaining a few friends.
Grimly he walked'!.nto the center of the.
room, stopped arnd look'ed around. "I
knew nothing of this kick up," Jie said,
"and ought to have been informed. As
I have returned-home for the purpose
of studying, I hope the present com
pany will retire at once." They retired.
Betiz : TeKind You Have Always Bought
STATE OF SOUTH GAHOUINA,
By James M. Windham, Esq., Probate
WEREAS, James F. Strange made
Vsuit to me, to grant him Let
ters of Administration of the estate
of and effects of Dalcho,. E. Strange.
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said -Dalcho E.
Strange, deceased,.that they be and ap
pear before me, in the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at Manning on the 9th
day of Noveniber next after publicati'on
thereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they have, why
the said -administration should not be
Gvnen. under- my .hand, this 2lth day
of October, A. D). 1905.
JAMES M4. WINDHAM,
[sEAL.] Judge of Probate.
'rH" M3SS" coTM PRESS I
sIWL.ESI, SERaEGEST, BEST
THS I.J5y CNENG SYrSTEM
Skis,. eees, Etc.
GIuse1 MCAcHNwERT CO.
Makes Kidneys and Bladder' Bight
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
Oigests what you eat.
ise..= Cods Pevata P@emoIo
Sniter Steaim Laundry
Has secured Gerald & Thames
for its agents at Manning.
Our plant is eqipped with
modern machinery and the best
practical help that money can
All Work Guaranteed.
Terms Strictl Cash.
Work called for and delivered.
We solicit a liberal patronage.
Leave your orders at
Gerald & Thames
No. 1-Two-story dwelling in Man
ning, Clarendon county, large lot
with fruit trees, artesian water, near
graded school, price $4,000.
No. 2-Two-story dwelling, conven
ient to school, new building, artesian
well on the place, priee~S2.000.
No. 3-One story dwelling near
Methodist church, f acre lot, and
out-buildings, fruit trees and good
water, price $2,500.
No. 4-Two-story dwelling on large
lot, barn and stable, all buildings
new, artesian water and electric
lights, a nice place. price S3700.
No. 5-Vacant lots suitable for
building residences. all of good size,
and well situated in best part of town
and will be sold at reasonable prices,
according to location.
No. 6-267 acres good farming land,
-ix and-a-half miles from town, con
taining dwelling and outbuildings,
convenient to school. Price $16 per
No. 7-500 acres gobd farming land,
four'mfles from town,270 acres cleared
no improvements, except tenant
houses, price $10 per acre.
No. 8-165 acres three wiles from
town, 4 tenamt houses,' price $2,000.
This place will be' divided into two
tracts if desired, at $15 per aere. .
No. 9-50 acres one and a half miles
from town, two tenant houses, at $35
per aere. A very nice little farm.
No. 10-450 aer es about twelve
miles from town, good farining land,
at $5.00 per aere, or will be divided
into tracts of 50 to 200 acres each.
For further information applyfo.
T. L. WILSON,..
Manning, S. C.
I desire to call attention to thie
public that my store is head
quarters for al] kinds of season
able ., Fruits', which I sell at
wholesale.and retail. My stock
are equal to any city confection
ary store in the State, and I am
sole agent for this town for ,
and other Candies.1 Remember,
that besides an immense stock of
Jewelry arid Fancy, Goods, I
handle the-best of
at close margin prices. At my
store can always be found a full
supply of those things that are
needed for a good dinner.
I want the public to visit, my
store and look at my line of
and as to prices and quality of
goods, I boldly declare 1 defy
Notice of Discharge. -.
I will apply to the Judge of Probste
for Clarendon County on the 15th day
November, 1903, for Letters of Dis
charge as Administrator with will an
nexed, of the Estate of Ann E. Jenkim
son deeasd.W. R. JENKINSON,
Pinewood, S. C ,-October 16, 1905.
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*superior line to your notics. for it is, indeed, a most
*rtistie product. '
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