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The Well of Saint John.
[The old well of Saint John in the parish of
Newton-Nottage, Gamorganshire. has a tide
of its own, which is generally 'elieved to run
counter to that of the sea, some half-mile
"There is plenty of room for two in here.
Within the steep tunnel of old gray-stone,,
And the well ;s so dark, and the spring so
It is quite unsafe to go down alone.
"It isperfectly safe, depend upon it.
For a girl who can count the steps. like =e;
And If ever I saw dear mother's bonnet.
It is there on the hiil by the old ash-tree."
"There Is nobody but Rees Morgan's cow
Watehing the dusk on the milk-white sea.
"XiS the time and the place for a life-long vow,
Such as I owe you, and you owe me.
"Oh. Willie, how can I. in this dark well?
I shall drop the brown pitcher, if you let go;
The long roof is murmuring like a sea-shell,
And the shadows are shuddering to and fro."
"'Tis the sound of the ebb in Newton bay,
Quickens the spring as the tide grows less,
Even as true love flows away
Counter the flood of the world's succes-.
"There is no other way for love to flow:
Whenever it springs in a woman's breast,
TO the home of its own heart it must go,
And run contrary to all the resL"
"Then fill the sweet cup of your hand, my
And fsdge me your maiden faith thereon,
By the Pauch of the lettered stone above,
And the holy water of Saint John."
"Ob,'qat shall I say? My heart drops low;
My Wers are cold, and my hand too lint,
Is 1OV6 to be measured bv handfuls so?
And you know that 'I love you-without
They stooped In the gleam of the faint light,
The print of themselves on the limpid gloom;
And she lifted her full palm toward her lover
With her lips prepared for the words
But 4be warm heart rose, and the cold hand
And the pledge of her faith sprang, sweet
and clear,
From a holler source than the old saint's well,
From the never-ebbing tide of love-a tear.
--. D. Blackmore, in December Harper's.
"I suppose it isn't right to say such a
thing," said winsome Elsie, with a
plaintive sigh, to her friend and confi
dant, old Nurse Barnes: -but I often
wish I'd never been born. Nobody
knows what to do with me, and I cer
tainly don't know what to do with my
"Dear, dear!" said Mrs. Barnes,
"what are they going to do with you?"
"I don't know, said Elsie sadly.
"Uncle Joseph wants me to goand
work in the fActorv. He thinks Imight
earn twelve shillings a week, after I had
had a few weeks' practiee."
"It's not hard work," said Mrs.
Barnes. "You'll soon get used to it,
my dear. One can get used to any
"Ld Aunt Betsey wants to send me
up to the Manor Hou to help Mrs.
Perkins, the housekeeper," went on
Elsie. "I was there a week in the
sprino. Oh."-with a long breath,
"it islthe prettiest place! One room all
full of books, don't you know, and a
hall where they.hang nothino- but pic
tures. I used to creep a over the
place, when the squire was gone out on
horseback, and Mrs. Perkins was taking
her after-dinner nap. I used to sit down
in the silk chairs, and fan myself with
the big scented fans, and make believe
I was a great heiress, with lots of ser
vants t6 bider about."
"Oh, Elsie! that was making very
bold," said Mrs. Barnes, with an awe
stricken shudder.
"Yes, I know," confessed Elsie; "but
it was only making believe, after all,
and nobody knew. But I saw Mr.
Raven twice, and he talked to me just
as kind-oh! a deal kinder that Uncle
Joseph does. Andre told me the names
of some of the'rarest flowers, and offered
to lend me~books out of the grand li
brary. 'But Mrs. Perkins told Aunt
Betsey that I am too idle and awkward
for service. So now I don't know
whether I am to be bound to Miss
Miggs, the dressmaker, or sent to learn
the artificial flower trade."
"It's most a pity, ain't it?" said Mrs.
Barnes, looking sympathizingly at Elsie.
And just then, as she surveyed the large
dark eyes, the cheeks glowing scarlet
under ~their stain of gypsy sunburni, the
lithe, graceful figure in its outgrown
gown, the fancy suddenly, crossed her
mind that, under some circumstances,
Elsie Linn might be almost handsome.
"You see, I have no one really be
longing to me,"' -said Elsie,- sighing.
"Even Uncle Joseph was onlynmy
mother's Ealf-brother. And they dont
know what to do with me."
"What would you like best to do?"
said Mrs. Barnes, who was paring pota
toes for the one o'clock dinner.
"I should like to be an authoress, and
write books," said Elsie, with kindling
"Bless me, child!" said Mrs. Barnes,
"what do you know about authoresses?"
"Nothing," confessed Elsie; "that's
the trouble. Or I should like to p..nt
pictures, and to be famous; or be queen
of a country that was at war, and lead
the soldiers to victory, mounted on a
coal-black horse; or Clo something very
~e tand grand, so that people might
never forget my memory."
Mrs. Barnes first started and then
sighed. Pour soul, there was perhaps a
time when she, too, had her wild dreamtns
and impossible imia 'nings.
"Such things don t ha ppen nowadays,
Elsie," said she. "-Women have to
scrub, and wash and sew in this coun
try, not ride to battle or paint grand
pictures. Better leave off thinking of
such a fate."
"Yes," cried Elsie, with a start, as the
clock struck twelve. "And Aunt Betsey
wilt be wanting me to set the table. I
must hurry home. How she will scold
to be sure."
But to Elsie's infinite relief, when she
reached honfe; Aunt Betsey met her with
no frown.
"Come in .quick, child," said she,
"and change your frock. Mr. Raven is
"Oh!" cried Elsie; with a skip over
the door-step, "am I to be Mrs. Perkin's
"We don't know," said Aunt Betsey
myster-iously. -"Time will show. Doni't
jump about, pty child. Try to take
short steps, and be. a lady. And, oh,
what a dreadful tear that is in your
dress. Never mnind now. Run quick
and change it -"s soon as ever you .can,
and then come dow~n to the best-parlor."
But long before Elsie Linn's simple
toilet was made. an awful fear took pos
session of her that Squire Raven had
come to tell Uncle Joseph of the big
bnch of hot-house gapes which she
pjcked, sub rosa. last sprng and gave
to little Billy Sniffen. in the road, the
last day she was at the Manor House.
--There were such lots of them," she
arguediwith herself, "hanging there in
tsunshine, all purple and fragrant,
anTBillv had just got over the scarlet
4 r-poor little mite!-and did long
.them so. I knew it was wicked, but
the tern ptation came over me so sudden
lv that I couldn't help it. And now if
Mr. Raven has told Uncle Joseph, and
Uncle Joseph is going to scold me-"
Elsie drew a deep inspiration of hor
ror at this idea, but she must face her
fate, and endure it as best she might.
And in her best frock, which was scant
and faded enough in all conscience, she
descended with a heavy heart to the
"best room."
"Bring her in! Bring her in!" said
Uncle Joseph with a chuckle. "I never
yet sold even a yearling calf without
giving the purchaser a chance to look at
his bargain-ha, ha, ha! And if you
really want the child, Squire- "
Mr. Raven rose courteously and put a
chair for Elsie as she entered, with
drooping head and cheeks aflame.
"We are old friends," he said; "are
we not?"
At the sound ot his gentle. measured
accents, the prickings of Elsie Linn's
conscience becam intolerable. She
lifted her large startled eyes to Mr.
Raven's face.
"I'm very sorry, sir," said she.
"Please, I'll never d6 it any more."
"Do what?" said Uncle Joseph, star
am quite at a loss to understand
you," said Mr. Raven courteouev.
-The grapes, please," faltered Elsie,
getting redder and more confused than
ever. "I didn't pick 'em for myself; it
was for little Billy Sniffen. and -"
"5Never mind the grapes. Elsie." said
Mr. Raven. "Let me see-how old are
-Seventeen, sir," said Elsie in a low
"And I am seven-and-thirty!" said Mr.
Raven slowly. "Do I seem fike a very
old man in your eves. Elsie?"
She shook her h'ead, and then, em
boldened by the fact that Uncle Jos
eph had disappeared, and Aunt Bet
sev was drawing water at the well, she
"When I write my novel, I shall make
the hero just like you. I won't call him
Raven, lest people should find out; but
Ravenburn, or Belraven, or some such
name. You won't mind, sir, will you?"
Mr. Raven smiled a strange, serious
"Elsie," said he, "would vou like to
come and live at the Manor House?"
Elsie's dusk face brightened.
"Oh, so much!" she cried. "But Mrs.
Perkins don't want me: she says I'm too
flighty and too voung."
"Elsie, you nisunderstood me," said
Mr. Raven, with anothcr smile. "I don't
mean as Mrs. Perkin's assistant-I mean;
as my wife.
A sudden crimson flooded Elsie's
face, neck and throat. All of a sudden
the scales seemed to fall from her eyes;
the world stood before her in its true
colors. She was a maiden out of the
pages of romance. Robert Raven was
her lover. He took her hand tenderly
in his.
'-Elsie," he said, "could you teach
yourself to love me? For I love you
with all my heart."
And she~cried, "Oh, yes! Oh, yes!"
and laid her flushed face across on his
shoulder, and wept and smiled in turns.
She had entered the room a child; she
went out a woman, leaning on her
lover's arm. Even Uncle Joseph no
ticed the change, and Aunt Betsey
vaguely wondered what had come to
"our elsie."I
So Elsie's problem was solved. She
went to be lady at the Manor House, to
gladden the heart of this modern Kina
Cophetua who had fallen in love wit$
the nineteenth century Beggoar Maid.
And as her dark beauty bloomed out
into perfect loveliness, people wondered
that ther had been so blind.
But 1dr. Raven said quietly
"I knew it all along. Wen first I
saw her picking daisies in the park, I
knew that she was the most beautiful
creature in all the country. I fell in
love with her then, and I have been in
love with her ever since."
But to Elsie the whole thing seems
like a dream out of the Arabian Nights.
Raising Pears in the South.
Gen. George Sheridan has often been
mistaken for the other . general of the
same name. He was at the white house
once during the Hayes administration
when a deleg-ation was announced. It
was a horticultural convention wvhich
had called to pay its respects. Presi
dent Hayes asked Gen. Sheridan to ac
company him to the reception room,
most of them thinking it was P. H.
Sheridan to whom they were talking.
Gen. Sheridan finally became reticent,
and the president sought to engage
him in further talk. The conversation
betwen them ran about like this:
Haves--General, have you much fruit
Sheridan-O yes. We have oranges
and apricots and grapes in profusion.
Haes-Do you have any of the hardy
northern fruits-apples and pears?
Sheridan-There are a few apples
raised along the northern boundary of
the state.
Haes-Do you ever raise pears?
Sheridan-Always, if we have three
of a kind.
There was a moment's icy stillness,
and then a big, fat fruit-grower, with a
rouish eve, unable to hold in, beaan to
smeker, and in less than a twin -le of
an eye they wvere all guffawing-. The
president hiimself laughed with terest.
-New York Tribune.
Lieut. Greely's theories respecting the
North Pole naturally meet with much
opposition in England. It wa his for
tune during his imprisonment in the
Arctic to upset the conclusions reached
by Sir George Nares andl his compan
ions respecting the Palxocrystie Sea.
Having controverted what the En~glish
explorers assumed to be facts, lie cannot
expect to have his own theories pas un
challenged. Lieut. Greely believes that
there, is an ocean 1.600 miles in diamec
ter, round about the Pole, that ne-ver
freezes; and conjectures that the Pole i.
self is the centre of an ice-capped land
covered with ice from 1,000 to 4,000 feet
thick. These conclusions are rejected
by rminent Arctic authorities in Eng.
Tfrapisg ta i.:'!4- ain~'ia ,; z '!,e New
"it is not m rt.> to t he north
ern lati:ml, ; : :' eeessful
I~' .- , - ! n -0
sev ~ Is::m .:h -.I a szgar
hog:,he~l whkih r.!tl i en a South tr.'t
pier and tapp. d I!". a:! mily with
his bigr 'pli-l .:r h.. I* -raggy
whisker- :m weth -r brnzdl. 1 :asant
counten:mve. sav ihe New Yori-: Tincs
showedl that hI'- one.. 1 of 1h9 hap
person .'ho h:ol ;.as-:(d ih p), riod of
life when voutf i m.". :as and aspi
rations nier to 00 C'.- had pass-d
away, anld p4,:1,. amlkol ann were
now accompaimenii .. afrug:al life.
On his liead w v : p"!!-d a cap of black
fur, ani (Ifve- of n:ihar mz:'erial
peeped from 1111evp of the old tar
stained coar.
What start 'd the old man was the
presence of a pile of steel traps, which
olistened in the snimight of a warm fall
day. fie eyed them 'fmrtivelv and heav
ed'a sigh. The traps did not look at
all formidable :s they ]:, in a tan'.ld
heap. with the four-f.ot (a1ine spr-e-ad
out in every direct ion. Ty re of
the latest p)attern. lizht. 1::: of strong.
stiff springs. thouh not di.-r in
any essent:al particular froi the ordi
nary rat-trap that niyn a nid-beeloud
ed tenant at a late hou'r has; put his foot
into while groping in iha e-,'-e -llar.
At the end of the chains were little
round rings. whic; wo;unl be used to
fasten them to sta'es.
"I suppose." continued the young
man. "those fellows w!!! be sent -'north
to be used in mink trappin. Ef I only
had 'em in the me:ubws near my place
I would make the muskrats howl.
They're thick down ihcr:. and I mean
to iake it hot for a few of 'm myself
this winter."
'rell me som;'thing about trapping,"
asked a listener.
"Waal." replie:1 the old fisherman.
"vou looks as though vou needed a lit
fl'e of it to spread then shoulders of
vourn and har'den thim islelos.' and
he pinched the thin. s(o:t bieeps of the
oung weaklin's arm. --There is noth
inm better to strengthen young fellows
and build 'emi up than trappi:n and
trampin' over the meadows and through
the woods. There ain't anv inev in
it to speak of. hut sonic fun, I should
Take the salt marshes on the Jersey
coast and they are full of muskrats,
while the strc:tms further inland con
tain but a few. The muskrat is a re
spectable animal to trap. He is wary
and on his guard in the More populous
districts. In value htis paot is not worth
much. The prices paid for them vary
from 15 to 30 cents apiece. according to
the condition of the fur. and also the
condition of the market. Some years
they bring much more money than in
others. The pelts are used in making
hats. Sometimes they are done up into
furs and sent into the country to be
sold under the niame of river mink. Of
course. as to a pecuniarv return, there
is not mtch to attract a young man or
boy in this small trapping. but in it he
wi'll learn much about the mysteries of
the brooks and the secrets of animal
life, while the exercise he gets is brac
ing. The cost of axes, boots and traps
will amount to as much as he gets for
the skins.
"Waal." continued the old man,
"there ain't much plav in trappin', and
its mostly work-hard work, too. You
want to be well prepared for it. In the
first place you must have warm cloth
ing, for you will be out in most all
kids of weather. and nights. too. And
in t~ e mornin', when you get up early
to ge look at vouir traps. it'i cold and
raw. You must cariry an ax or big
hatchet with von to drive in the stakes
to which the chains of the steel trap~s
are to be attachecd. hay must be driven
in tight, too, or te animal will pull
them out and awvay he' willI go. trap atnd
all. The'n you want at big bag to~ fetch
'emi homn' in when~: yon get any. These
things. wilth:t good set of steel traps,
wildo to commnenee' with. and then the
trapper ma~y p'lt in box traips and de
vise means of alluring the btast<. Some
peole use a little bait in the shape of
a piece of tutrnip) or apple to aillure enm.
A piece of swveet apple is aw~'fully rood
bait for a muskrat and lhe will try Eard
to get it. A dlrop or so of anise-seed on
the pan of the trapl is also quite an at
traction for 'em. As a rule, however.
these allurements are not necessary, aind
care to cover up the trap will be sufli
cient. The muskrat is a wary animial.
and won't step square into a trap wvhen
he sees it. He's knowvin', and if it ain't
well hid he will step airoud it. But
there's other things to catch besides
muskrats. Ye see that calp?" and the
old man took his headgear off. *'Yej
see that cap)? That's nmade otut of cat-t
skin. There wvas at time wvhen eatskins
was worth 10) cents apiece, but they.
ain't worth nothin' nowv. In a season's
work you wvill uriobaibly iunt against one
or two nmink, too. Real ink.~ too. Yes.
and in New~ Jersey I've~~ caught quite a
lot of 'em first and last."
Catching muskrats is a common win
ter pursuit for tishermien and others in
New Jersey, and large quiantit:ies of them
are eaught. The money got for thenm
helps keep) the por coastmien in to
Thte muskrat does not come out of his
lair in the datime, exept oii ratre oc
casions. SoietimI's, onl vei'y dark,
cloudy dayvs, he may' be seenf sw:minung
aross the pond or' d'own the iriver. with
his head just :;bove the wvater. lie is
an ugly-looking animal. of brown fur'.
blck. webbed ~feet, with white clawvs.
and~ long. white teeth. lHe is a fatst
swimmer'. andl his powers ter' stavymg
under the water are'enduring. At night
the" come (out to) feed. -tuid wa~nder'
miles overth ti els in sear'ch of food.
Thev' travel ov.'r the -ame iroads on
these occatsion!s :m'd make lit tle paths,
which in trapping part~lnce arcecalled
run. he s:eel tr:y 1 r )' 1'ofw'n s't in
these runii. and arte carefutlly cov.er'ed
over with light imatlri a!, diried leave'.
and gri':5. Th ;elynen ang rat. :ts he'
travels alm:' will probal geIt~'t caugtht.
It ' i' way botter, s p :ih. to catch
th in~' liIi ie in a the 'ater'.
where hi wJildnn If on dry gr'oundl
and the jaiws of the tiap hatve caught
the leg pre.tty w'l dow~un towaird the toe,
the irat, not bingi ablihe to pull away,
will gnaw off his leg~ just above where
'the trap holds it. This is often done,
-an it shoan-e the pluck and couragre of
the animal as well as its endurance.
Many is the time the trapper will be
dlisappointed to find only a stump of a
leg in his trap or one or two toes.
The muskrat's home, if the stream or
pond has a high bank, is a little hollow
p)laei under ground five or six feet from
the water's edge. The entrance is un
der water. The hallway, after it has
penetrated the bank, will turn up above
the level of the water, and there, in the
little dry subterrancan chamber, he
spends tie day in sleeping or is busy
storinz away food for winter. The
trapper is haipy when he finds the en
trance to these houses. He will spend
time in poking with a long stick under
the bank for these places. When found
he places the tiap under water just in
the entrance. If the rat is caught he
will probably drown, as the weight of
the trap and'his efforts to get away vill
tire him, and finally, exhausted, he
sinks below water. In the small ponds
with low banks the muskrats often
build houses of cornstalks or grasses.
Whole families live in these edifices,
which are sometimes built several feet
above the level of the water. The en
trances, and there are usually several.
are under water. Inside they are fitted
up into chambers-cozy little places
lined with soft grasses. A favorite mode
of catching the rat in his own house is
to cut off the top of his domicile and
place the trap in one of the little rooms,
carefully covering it over with a part of
his soft bed. The rat when found alive
caught in a steel trap will fight furious
I, and many a blow on the head will
he receive before he will give up. He is
courageous, and on his own part will
make the attack, as young and old
trappers will testify. When there is no
way of escape he immediately gets ready
to iesist. A dash is made at the trap
per's leg, and if he once strikes a howl
of pain will escape the poor trapper,
while the long sharp teeth will hold on
with a grip that would shame a bull
dog. Too venturesome amateurs some
time come home with fingers hanging
by shreds. and big holes in their hands.
tie result .f too much freedom with
their prey.
The box-trap is the favorite for
streams, as it is easily made, and often
several rats are taken in onc in a sin
gle night. It consists of a long, straight
box, rectangular in shape, made with
entrances at both ends large enough to
admit the rat comfortably. In the ends
are placed gates made of stiff wire,
slanting toward the inside of the box,
so that it can be lifted up easily by the
rat going in, but cannot be opened out
ward. Spaces arc left between the wires
so that the water can run through eas
ily. The box is sunk in the middle of a
stream and securely anchored with big
rocks. Then a row of stakes is driven
from the box to the shore, firmly im
bedded in the bed of the stream. They
are usually run a little up the stream so
as to form a sort of fence down to the
trap. The rat coming down the stream
finds himself between two walls of
stakes and can not get through. He
follows along to the trap; then he dives
under in his efforts to get through the
blockade. His nose- :comes in contact
with the wire gate and it lifts easily; he
passes in and on through. At the lower
end he meets the lower gate, which
slants in, and cannot open it. If he
turns back the same difficulty meets
him at the other end. In a short time
he drowns from lack of air. Some
times, in a stream thickly inhabited by
rats, the trapper will find his box full
in the morning when he makes his
rounds, and the next nioht he will
probably find more. In 'the spring.
when the rats are running' and swim
mincr long' distanees, the box traps will
vie7 ai largoe return for the capital ex
'pended. ft is a job to keep them in re
pair, however, and when big storms
come the stakes will likely be washed
out by the fioods and perhaps the trap
go floating down the stream. Here is
where the hard work comes in.
Another manner of getting the rats is
to flood them out A small box trap is
placed at the entrance to a house, and
just below the stream dammed up so
that the water will rise to such a height
as to drown them out. As they attempt
to pass out the main entrance they get
in the trap, or if the trapper is a good
shot he will kill the animals as they
swim away. Moonlight nights there
is sport in shootinothe muskrats as they
are swimming in te ponds.
"The Mighty Dollar."
"The Mighty Dollar" is probably the
most successf61l play. financially speak
ing, in which the Florences have ap
peared. It came to be written in the
following manner: Mrs. Florence, while
broad, was constantly amused at the
French phrases which good natured and
oftentimes wealthy but uneducated
American women made use of with
such an amount of misapplication and
mispronunciation as to create the hig~h
est amusement at their expense. She
thought that it would be a first rate idea
to transfer one of these persons from the
stage of life to the mimic stage. She
spoke to her husband about it and he
agreed with her views.- He also had
had a character in his mind for a long
time-that of a g'ood humored but not
oversrupulous lawmaker of the great
west. They went to Ben Woolf, a clever
journalist, "and had him write a play to
order with these two characters as the
prominent features. Woolf did as di
rected, and the "Mighty Dollar" was
the result. At first it was named the
"Almighty Dollar," but the American
public wh'ich can tamely submit to In
~ersoll's blasphemies, could not submit
to the use of the word "Almighty."
though Washington Irving, one of the
chastest of American writers, had given
this very name to the dollar. Taus it
was the plav was changed from the "Al
mighty' to thle "Mighty Dollar." In
te ehara~ctrs of Bardwell Slote and
Mrs. Gena. Gildiory. Florence and Mrs.
Florn ce have appeared over 2..500 times.
--Broi.'iyn Eagle.
A man living at Red Wing, Minn.,
has a pair of golden candlesticks which
ie says he dug out of an Indian mound
at Waukesha. Wis., and which he thinks
are the golden candlesticks which form
ed part of the decorations of Solomon's
Gen. Robert Toombs recently defined
a fanatic as "a man with big notions
nd vryr smail nnintst"
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I have also a line of Gents' Furnishing
Goods-for assortment, styles and prices
cannot be equaled in the citty. Alse a
well selected stock of Hats and Gents'
Fine Shoes of every style that beggars de
scription. When in the city call and see
this magnificent stock of Gents' Outfits,
and I am sure you will be pleased with
the result of your inspectior.
Al: orders addressed to my care will re
ceive prompt attention.
Respectfully, M. L. KINARD,
WiM. Shepherd & Co.,
81'EC JC ,-AT- - .T:
Tinwares, House Furnishing Goods,
Potware, Kitchen and Stove Utenjsils.
W Send for Price List and Ciren
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all
W Granite Quarries near Winns
boro, South Carolina. jga
ECountry orders promptly attended
to, and designs furnished on applica
Dec 17
Physician & Surgeon,
Offers his professiona services to the people of
3Manning and the surrounuinz country. Calls at
tended rotnpt y nglht or cay.
Office at Drug Store.JS
SIom Baluy ad Camly Fary,0f
W. A. Reckling,
.A RP T I1 S T ,
Portraits, Photographs, Ste
reoscopes, Etc.
sept 16
Manufacturers of
Tobacco & Cigars,
And Wholesale Liquor Dealers.
Call at the Leading House in the State for these
tind of goods.
J. H. DAVIs' Carpet Store,
Several new designs in Tapestry, Bruesela, bodv
Brussels and Wool Carpets selected eap-:lcily for
the Fall tra-le nave alrealy arrived and many
others on the way.
1,000 Smyrna Rugs
And tats, all New Patt rna, also a fne seleo.
tion of
Brussels Rugs and Mats.
Cocoa and Naper M'ting. new stoi j :-t Li
sto:e. 9
OC1un..bia, S- C.
U. H. FISHER, Prop'r.
I respectfully call to the attentioni of th,'
Farmers or Clarendon the fact that I have
secured the Agenecy for the Corbin Dis.
Harrow, Planet .Jr. Hlorse~ Hoe and Cuiti
vaor, Johnson Harves~ter and the Contii
nental Reaper. I have one of each vf the
Instruments for diszplay at my stables, air'
will rake pleasure in showing aind exidlait
ing their utility. No progressive furnite
can afford to do without these irn pie r'ears.
W. K. [Ei.L, -At,
AprI5 M:,rnniin', S- C
No Well Cleaning. (heap i Darable ?
T. C. Scarre,
WFL'very Stabe in conneclon, lc,2
Notice !
I desire to call to the~ at'e': tin < f :ileMi
Men and Courn P':.Lua-rs oi' Cai na.j
hat I have se cured the ag.-ncy ror th'
County. fgr thre l)ANI EL PRIATr r:lF
VOLVING HEAD) GIN. Hiaving us.
is Gin ror severa.l ye~ars I cats r.c.:en~ff.
t as the bea.t Gin now in use. Any in for
maion in regard to the Gin will be~ chee1
fully given. I can also supply th~e pepI
of Ciarendon with any .ther macehitr
which they may nteed, at the nxo::e pi l.
Parties wishig to :.turch:: -:s eil n
it to Their int' r. s o nry- ih-irordlr- -ar:.
V. F. Bi. IAYxswio' rn. s::tnter, S. C.
B. S. DINarsst, MjnflfinZ, S. C.
Attorney and Counsellor at:
3. E. SCOTT,
Attorney and Counsellor a~
MANiNING. S. C. feb.s
KTare Pnblic with Sent. Meh1lS
If you need any New- Dry Goods,
New Carpets, New attine. New
Shades, New Rugs, New OficlothS
and New Gent's Furnishing Good*
Is the place to buy them. They hae
the largest assortment, and the
prices they guarantee to be lower
than any other House. Their
Euvrcpean and American buyers re
port that they have purched &
large Stock and Superior Quality of
Goods at very low prices, they har
Ing bought them before the recent
advance. The foliowing are a few
of the many bargains they offer at
present :
One lot of English BROCADE DE
GOODS at 20c.
One lot of Changeable Dress Goods at Se.
One lot 3-4 Wool Cashmeres at 1c.
One case 6-4 French Drese Goods at ZW,
worth 75c. These goods come in combne
500 pieces of the Latest Novelty Drews Good
from l2% to $1.25.
One lot of Real French and Italian Black
Colored Silks atc., $1, $125 and $1.50.
goode --re imported by us, and other bou
pay more for them at wholesale in New Yak
than we retail them here.
One lot of Black Surabs and Radmma at $1,
would be cheap at $1.25.
One case of Black and Colored, aD-Silk V4&
vets at 97c., better qualities in proportion.
Good Standard Prints at 4c. and &c.
Best Quality Fall Sateen Chintz at-c.
3Sinch dne Ginghams at 7c.
Englsh Cretonnes at ic., worth Me., latest
One case heavy Brown Canton Flannels at
One case extra heavy Brown Canton Man.
aels at 8c.
One case Superior Brown Canton Flannels #2
10c., 123c. and 15c.
Good standard 34 Brown Shirting at3%r.
Good standard 78 Brown Shirting at 4%c.
Good standard 4-4 Brown Shirting at Sc.
10-4 Brown Sheeting at 17c.
10-4 fine Bleached Sheeting at 20e., 20c. and
Blue all-wool Flannels at 19c., 25c. and 356,
We guarantee that these Flannels are 10c. psi
yard cheaper than they can be bought at any
other house.
A good Jersey at 69e.
An all-wool Jersey for $1.23.
A full new line of Gents' Fall Undershirts
and Unlaundried Shirts will be sold at a great
paving to the purchaser.
Another lot of Gent's Unlaundried ShIrta a4
47.,59c. and 69c. Cannot be duplicated In au7
house for less than 75c. and $1.
A new line of Tweeds and aulmese, very
cheap, direct from Saxony.
200 pieces of Yac Laces from10e. to S0c. per
yard. We have them in every color, plain ane
A new line of Beaded and Steel Iaees; aiaM -
Black and White Beaded Fronts.
A new line of White laces, very cheap, in aS
A new line of Antique Tidies at 110., wo*
A new line of Black Goods.
Something remarkable In Handkerchiefs.
50 dozen 3-4 Gent's LInen Handkerchiefs at
$1 per dozen, worth $3. Other Handkerchie
in proportion.
100 dozen Ladies' regular Balbriggan Ho,
Slk Clocked, at 23c.: also ladles' Brown a
Fancy Balbriggan Hose at the low price of 230.
500 dozen Children's Imported Hose, fali
styles, aUT7.,19c., 23c. and 33c.
The following goods, which were slightty
damaged by the late cyclone, will be sold re.
gadless of cost:
A lot of White Blnkets at $1.90, $3.90, $4.5
and $5.90. The Blankets are worth double the
ne lot of Red Twi Flannels at 25c., werth
One lot of fine Bleaching at 5%c..
1,000 SMYRN~A RUGS, in all sizes, at lesethan
the cost of the r.v material. Wa bought these
goods from a manufacturer for net cash, who
has been pushed for money.
One lot of full size Smyrna Rugs at $3, worths
New Carpets received and continually are
riving in an ctyles.
Fine Ingrains at 25. and upwards.
Exra Supers at 65c. and upwards.
Fine Brussels at 65c. and upwards.
Four and five frame Body Brussels at $10
and $1.25.
A new line of Velvet Carpets at 87%, last
year's price $2.
500 pair of fine Dado Shades, new pattetls
with Spring Rollers, at 89c. each.
One lot of Hassocks at 25c.
Country Merchants wIll do well to examine
our Stock before purcaseing their Fall hbis.
All retail orders promptly a~tended to, and
smples sent on application.
Parties ordering goods or samples will please
state In what paper they have seen our advee

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