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We have just received a lot of nice, seasonable goods which we know
will interest you. Among other things are:
TWO-GALLON WATER COOLERS......... -.......
WIRE DISH COVERS................ c and loc each
THREE PRONG ICE CHISELS.......... ............1)c
WIRE FLY TRAPS...............................15c each
[CE CREAM FREEZERS-1-qt.. $1.35: 2-t.. S1.75: 3-qt.. $2.25: 4-qt...-0
STONE CHURNS......... ...... . ______1-gal., 25c.: 2-gal., .:c
TOOTHPICKS-large package....................... ..ae
We have lately received a large consignment of STOVES, and can safelN
say that we have the best assortment of them to choose from that has ever been
shown in Clarendon County. Our prices, too. are so reasonable that they excite
comment from every one. We can assure you that you can do as well with us in
making purchases as you can anywhere.
We still have a few of those cheap Orangeburg Sweeps and Cotton Hoes
We have latelv received a lot of Paris Green Distributors or Sprayers and
will endeavor to hav'e them on hand when wanted.
Our One-Horse Harrows have been in great demanl. We stil have a few.
Will find our stock of Builders' Hardware in good shape. We have
Valley Tin, Locks, Hinges, Nails in endless variety. Also White Lead. Oil and
Colors for Painters.
Have been tried and proven the best on earth. We have Bicycle Repairs
at lowest prices.
Very truly yours,
Manning Hardware Co.
CROSSWELL & C0.
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Did you know that we have the largest and most complete stock of Grocer
ies of any house in Sumter, and always prepared to meet the demands in our
Our trade has grown to such extent that we are forced to have more room.
In addition to our large store and warehouse that we now have we are fitting up
a 90-foot warehouse between the Atlantic Coast Line and Southern depots in
order that we may be in better position to supply the demands.
In :ddition to our large stock of goods on hand, we have lots of goods bought
at factories that we can ship direct to you and save you money.
We give you a FEW PRICES BELOW, but as we have not space to give
you a full list of prices, will ask that you write or come and get our prices which
we will furnish with pleasure.
Best Large Lump Starch, 40-lb. boxes........................... 3ic lb
Best Soda, 60-lb. boxes, 1-lb. packages, at...................... ---2 per box
Star Lye, $3 per case, 4 dozen. Delivered in 5 case lots.
Rex Baking Powders i and 1-lb. cans, $3.60 per case of 100 i and 50 ibs. Deliv
ered in 5 case lots, with 1 case Rex Soda, 60 lbs., free.
TEA.--Good Black and Green, 10-lb. caddies......... ............. 3-- lb
DIME MILK.-Four dozen in case, at............................$3.50 per case
OLD VIRGINIA CHEROOTS-Three for 5c, at............$12.50 per thousand
OLD GLORY CHEROOTS-Five for 10c................. .$14 per thousand
CIGARS-The finest 5c Cigars on the market..................$35 per thousand
SCHNAPPS TOBACCO-10-lb. Caddies......................35c per lb
EARLY BIRD TOBACCO-10-b. Caddies...........................35c per lb
SWEEP APPLE TOBACCO-10-lb. Caddies.........................34c per lb
LALLA ROOK TOBACCO-10-lb. Caddies...................32c per lb
BIG WHISTLE TOBACCO-10-lb. Caddies..........................36c per lb
RED EYE TOBACCO-8 plugs to lb., 10-lb. Caddies..................27c per lb
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And other Goods at LOWEST PRICES. Ask for prices which we will furnish
CROSSWELL & 00,
sTMETh~i., S- C
Look to Your Interest.
Here 'we are, still in the lead, and why suffer with your eyes when you
can be suited with a pair of Spectacles with so little trouble? We carry the
Celebrated IHAWES Spectacles and 6lasses,
Which we are offering very cheap, from 25c to $2.50 and Gold Frames at $3
to $6. Call and be suited.
W. M. BROCKINTON.
'11Eii CAROLINA GROCERY COMPANY,
TEOMAS WILSON, President.
169 East Bay - - Charleston, S. C.
!ir 18W~l i1a tOi La Yai u !Onta Ug fot ?riceli '"
The Percival Manufacturing Company,
MEETING ST., near Line, - CHAP.LESTON, S. C.
WE MANUFACTURE ALTL KINDS OF
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Frames, Mantels, Turning,
Moulding, Scroll Work, Stair Work,
And every description of house-finishing wood work.
pri eare prepaed to copete with an establishment in te Unie States in
You Wil-. S(."ge MozieY By It
THE TIMES JOB WVORK Netlad at
Office Does '''Lw s rcs
Regulates the Bowels,
Strengthens the Child.
- Makes Teething Easy.
piG- Troubles of Children of
005s5 only 25cents atDruggists, ANY AGE.
'- i2,cet... .MOn=FT M_ n.. ST- LOUIS. MO.
What is the price of manhood?
What sale does honor bring?
Does pure. untarnished character
Count naught in liftirne's ring?
Do bauble scions rule us?
Does riot. ruin reign,
The purest soul to trarnple down,
To crush, destroy. rend twain?
Is there no truth or honor
To cause mankind to stay
The all consuming thirst for lust
That lures them far away?
Does honest labor cheapen
The mold wherein we're cast's
Is black. corrupt impurity
The flag flung from life's mast?
Forget not One is watching
Our actions day by day,
And riches gaintl at sudh a coet
le surely will re-pay;
For though mankind is judging
Appearances, poor art,
The God, the just, the rightvous Judoe,
Inspects our inmost heart.
Condemn not, thn. I pray thee,
For thou, thyself, sume day
May seek fer mercy from thy Judge,
Whose verdict none can sway.
And temper all thy judgments
With love and common sense.
The end well merits all 'twill bring;
It serves full recompense.
-Edwin M. Abbott in Pittsburg Dispatch.
WILES OF THE FOX.
Some Clever Tricks by Which Rey
nard Baffles His Pursuers.
A fox is entitled to all that is said
for its wisdom and sagacity. Not long
ago the Washington hunt of Valley
Forge started a young fox in the North
valley hills, and the hounds were run
ning it across the open field when the
hunters were surprised to see a much
larger fox come from the woods and
run diagonally across the track of the
young fox ahead of the hounds, and
when they struck the stronger track
of the bigger fox they took It up, young
Reynard thereby being saved from be
ing run down and killed by the hounds.
Old hunters saZ they have frequently
witnessed this trick when young foxes
were being closely pressed. and in dan
ger of being run down and killed by
the hounds. Another and an even
sharper trick was played by an old fox
some weeks ago while being hotly
chased by hounds. The fox had run
some 20 miles, and while crossing an
open stretch of country was in danger
of being run down and killed. In a
field through which the fox was run
ning with the hounds close to its heels
was the cellar of an old house, with a
portion of the walls still standing. The
fox made straight for the old cellar,
leaped Into it and made Its escape
through a narrow opening in the walls.
The hounds, supposing the fox was
trapped, dashed into the cellar pell
mell, only to find Reynard gone and
themselves In a trap, as the hole In the
wall through which the fox had es
caped was too small to permit them to
When the hunters rode up, they
found the pack in a trap, with one of
the hounds wedged fast in the hole
through which the fox had made its
escape. By the time the hounds were
got out of the cellar the fox was safe
in its hole.-Philadelphia Times.
The Bullet and the Mark.
"General Lawton," said an officer
who served with that fearless com
mander, "once said to me that the
right bullet would always find its
mark no matter how small the latter
might be, and then he related an Inci
dent which occurred during the civil
war. In one of the engagements of
his command-I can't remember now
whether or not he mentioned the place
--a piece of shell hit the ground near
where a soldier was standing and
seared him so badly that he jumped
straight up in the air like a rabbit. As
he did so a minie ball knocked off the
crown of his head.
"'That was the one particular bullet
intended to kill him,' said General
Lawton, 'and he actually had to jump
"He spoke In a light, offhand fash
ion, but there was an undertone of
seriousness In his voice, and I Inferred
from the story that he was, like most
veteran soldiers, a pronounced fatal
-Oliver Wendell Holmes enjoyed that
humor best which was of his own pro
duction. On one occasion he was hold
ing forth at great length on the sub
ject of cannibalism, and, having
wound himself up to the proper pitch,
he turned suddenly to Thomas Bailey
Aldrich, who was sitting near him,
and asked: "Imagine! What would
you do if you were to meet a canni
"I think," Mr. Aldrich sweetly re
plied, "that I should stop to pick an
acquaintance with him."
This rejoinder cast such a gloom over
Dr. Holmes that during the rest of the
dinner his conversation was limited to
monosyllables.-San Francisco Argo
Look Before You Leap.
Once upon a time there was a young
man who believed what the books said.
He left the farm and came to the
great city to make his fortune and to
climb the ladder of fame. The books
said a great deal about th'e ladder of
fame, so the young man exa:cised him
self on copybook morals and poor Rich
ard's almanac In order to be able to
chin himself up a round at a time.
He was especially strong on run
away horses, and one day, to his grati
1 ation, he saw a mad steed plunging
down the crowded street. He could
not see. any fainting maiden attached,
but still he knew this was his oppor
tunity. He sprang for the bridle, but
hit the front wheel instead and was
projected with violence Into the gut
ter. Six months later, when he came
out of the hospital, he was sent to the
Home For the Feebleminded for try
ig to stop a fire marshal in the per
formance of his duty.
Moral-Get your opportunities label
ed.-Dartmouth Literary Monthly.
A prophet indeed has no honor in his
own country. An English gentleman
who had gone to Brantwood on an out
ing tour, finding himself In need of
books In order to beguile a heavy hour
or two, stepped Into a bookstore of
Ruskin's village and asked the lady at
tendant if she had any of the thinker's
books. "Yes," she replied. "There
were some, but they were not often
Having obtained the book he desired,
he asked her what she thought of the
great critic and teacher. Her Ideas of
Ruskin's personality were very vague,
however, and she excused her Igno
rance on the ground that the people
about there did not seem to trouble
much about him. As for herself, she
only knew him as "the old gentleman
who only had a clean collar once a
Pat's Happy Wish.
Judge-So the prisoner hit you on
the head with a brick, did he?
McGinty-Yis, yer honor.
Judge-But It seems he didn't quite
kill you, anyway.
McGnty-No, bad 'cess to 11m, but
it's wishin he had 01 do be.
Judge-Why do you wish that?
McGinty--Begory, thin 01 would
have seen the schoundrel lianged fbr
the news about oil sto
been perfected so that
any stoves made for c<
safety, beauty .and c<
most economical stove
the most comfortable it
Blue o g
It burns the same oil
lamps, at a cost of one
for a burner. Makes
odor. Sold in all size
does not have them, wri
DO NOT BAND TOGETHER.
There Are No Such Things as
"Gangs" of Criminals.
"The 'gang' idea as applied to crim
inals is a ridiculous blunder," said an
experienced detective. "There are no
such things except in story books.
There seems to be something about the
inner nature of confirmed crooks that
forbids them to band together. Honest
folks instinctively drift toward each
other and form societies and combina
tions for self protection and mutual
interest, but criminals are exactly the
"Safe burglars generally work In
parties of three, but that Is because
three men are necessary to the average
'Job'-two to manipulate the drill and
other tools and one to 'pipe' or watch
the outside. Whenever it is possible
for a burglar to 'turn a trick,' as they
call It, single handed he is certain to
go alone. It is the same with all other
"You read of a 'gang of pickpockets'
descending on some country fair. They
do their work in pairs, so in that case
It would simply mean that six or eight
of the crooked couples happened to
strike the place at the same time. The
detective novel theory is that criminals
are organized into great societies with
regular heads and cast Iron laws and
bylaws, to violate which means sud
den and mysterious death.
"That Is all rubbish. If such an or
ganization was formed, the police
would know it ten minutes after the
first meeting adjourned. One of the
things that keep thieves apart Is their
horrible treachery. I have been a de
tective for over a quarter of a century,
and I never knew a single crook who
would not betray any other crook
merely to curry fator with the officers.
They are well aware of that little pecul
arity themselves and dread one an
other a good deal more than they dread
the authorities."-New Orleans Times
SOLDIERS IN BATTLE.
The Peculiar Way Some Men Act
When They Are Wounded.
If you take a dozen soldiers as like
each other as peas so far as height,
weight, strength, age, courage and
general appearance go and wound them
all In precisely the same way, you will
find that scarcely any two of them are
One man on receiving a bullet in his
leg will go on fighting as if nothing
had happened. He does not know, in
fact, that he now contains a bullet.
But perhaps In two or three minutes
he will grow faint and.fall.
Another man, without feeling the
slightest pain, will tremble all over,
totter and fall at once, even though
the wound is really very slight.
A third will cry out In a way to
frighten his comrades and will forget
everything in his agony. A fourth will
grow stupid and look like an idiot.
Some soldiers wounded In the slight
est manner will have to be carried off
the field. Others, although perhaps
fatally injured, can easily walk to the
ambulance. Many die quickly from
the shock to the nervous system.
A very curious case is recorded in
the surgical history of the American
civil war, in which three officers were
hit just at the same time. One had
his leg from the knee down carried
away, but .he rode tea miles to the
hospItal. Another lost his little finger,
and he became a raving manIac, while
a third was shot through the body
and, though he did not shed a drop of
blood externally, he dropped dead from
the shock.-New York Telegram.
Origin of the Boat.
Only lately has the- original boat been
found in use and among the savages
of the south sea islands. There the
natives take the stump of a tree whose
roots offer a good seat, ann, launching
this primitive craft, they paddle around
as contentedly as If there was no such
thing as a European steamer, and, to
tell the truth, they do not suspect its
There can be no doubt whatever that
in this stump boat we have the original
method of transportation by water.
Accident certainly contributed to this
A tIred swimming savage found a log
floating near him. Hie grasped it and
found that It held him above water.
He mounted his log and used a floating
branch to propel the log.
It was but a step from the log to the
more comfortable root of a tree and
another step from the branch propeller
to a shaped paddle.
"Put this in your 'lost and found'
column," he said, handing a slip of
paper to the clerk. The latter read:
"A purse containing a considerable
sum of money and valuable papers.
Finder will keep money and return
"Don't you think," suggested the
clerk, "th:at it would be wvell to say,
'No questio:1s asked ?' "
"No" rep'ied the other. "But you
might say, 'No questions answered.'
I'm the finder."-Philadelphia Press.
Because one's parents and grand
parents lived to be nearly 100 does not
make it certain that their descendants
will do likewise, for the Inheritance of
vitality may all be dissipated In 20
years of high living. A small stock of
itlfrewell taken care of may last
Don't you know
ves? They have
they now equal
you can use and
. hot weather isthe
you use in your
half cent an hour
no soot and no
. If your dealer
Not a "Pompous Prelate."
Bishop Gailor, at a banquet at which
the bishop of Kentucky was present,
told this story on the latter gentleman:
"In one of the backwoods towns of
Kentucky," said Bishop Gailor, "the
pastor of the Baptist church gave out
this notice before the sermon one Sun
"'I am told and have been partially
convinced,' he said, 'that It is my Chris
tian duty to give the following notice
to wit: That a man who styles himself
"bishop of Kentucky" is about to visit
this town and will hold forth in the
courthouse on Wednesday evening. I
desire to add, however, my brethren,
that, in the humble opinion of your
pastor, the place for members of this
congregation on Wednesday night will
be in this place listening to your own
pastor rather than listening to the
words of that pompous prelate at the
"On the following Thursday morning
the Baptist went out upon the street
seeking for'ome of his congregation
who had not been at the Wednesday
evening meeting. The, first one he
found was a deacon.
"'Well, deacon,' he asked, 'were you
to the courthouse last night?'
"'Yes,' said the deacon.
"'I trust,' said the parson, with sAe
irony in his tone, 'you were edified by
the words of the pompous prelate'
"'Now, looky here, parson,' said the
deacon, 'that man ain't no pompous
prelate; no such thing. He's just as
common as there is. What do you reck
on he did? He preached In his shirt
sleeves!' "-Indianapolis Sentinel.
An Inimitable Feat.
The sailors of three men-of-war,
American, French and British, while
in the same harbor, were competing
with each other for the best display of
seamanship. A Yankee went to the
top of the mainmast and stood there
with an arm extended. A Frenchman
then went aloft and extended both
An Irishman on board the British
ship thought if he could stand there
with a leg and an arm extended he
would be declared the most daring
sailor. Nimbly he mounted to the high
est point and attempted to do so, but
at the last moment lost his balance and
fell through the rigging toward the
The various ropes against which he
came in contact broke his fall, and
when near the deck he succeeded in
grasping a rope. To this he hung for
a couple of seconds and then, dropped
lightly on the deck, landing'Eafely on
Folding his arms triumphantly, as if
it were all In the programme, he glanc
ed toward the rival ships and joyously
"There, you frog eating and pig. stick
Ing foreigners, beat that if you can!"
Lege~nd of the Violin.
An ancient legend tells us that one
day as Orpheus, son of Apollo and the
muse Calliope, was walking by the sea,
trifling in soft cadence a song taught
him by the celebrated teacher Linos,
he was attracted by the sound of sweet
music, which seemed but the echo of
his own glorious voice. He walj~ed
along, singing, and the sound ap
proached, as if to meet him, till finally
it sang at his very feet.
Glancing down, he saw the shell of a
turtle, which had been cast high and
dry upon the beach and left there by
the receding waves. The little thing
had died and dried up so that only the
sinews, shriveled to strings, and the
shell remained. The dried up sinews
were tightly stretched across the hol
low shell, and the wind, as it listed,
touched the strings, causing them to
vibrate over the shell sounding board
and give forth the sweet, sad tones.
Enchanted, he bore his tr asure home
and from it fashioned th viol shell,
with which he ever after accompanied
his voice, and the nymph Eurydice, en
chanted by its magic, became his bride.
George Gould's Ready Wit.
I heard a story about George Gould
which goes to show that the possession
of great wealth doesn't necessarily
preclude the possession of a passing
ready wit. It was several or even
more years ago, while the elder Gould
was still alive, that a woman I know
met George Gould at a dinner. He was
presented to her quite casually, and
she did not catch his name. Conver
sation turned on operations in Wall
street, and the woman I am speaking
Iof launched out into a perfect torrent
of ladylike abuse of Jay Gould. Ev
erybody tried to stop her, but she per
ceived nothing except that people were
looking at the young man. Turning to
him, she asked:
"Do you know Jay Gould?"
"Well, yes," he said; "I've had some
business dealings with him."-Wash
Adams and Sculpture.
President John Quincy Adams once
asserted that he would not give 50
cents for all the works of Phidias and
Praxiteles, adding, "I hope America
will not think of sculpture for two cen
turies to come."
When some one quoted this to WIl
am Morris Hunt, he asked dryly,
"Does that sum of money really repre
sent Mr. Adams' estimate of the sculp
ture of those artists or the value which
ha laie'napn 0 cents?"
"Up at my camp near the Four
Peaks," told Jim Bark, the well known
cattleman, "the boys are all handy
with a rifle. We've a lot of guns up
there. Most of the new guns were
bought during the Spanish war, when
we would experiment all day with tree
trunks and rough trenches, learning
the art of war at home. We found
that a bullet from one of the new Win
chesters, driven by smokeless powder,
was good for four feet and more of
pine timber and for more than an inch
"I thought the boys had done about
everything in the shooting line that
could be done long ago, but I was mis
taken. I sent them up a wagon. In
hauling down some firewood they
broke the bolsters all to fiinders. The
bolsters hold up the wagon bed, you
know. Well, the boys figured out all
right the rebuilding of the wood parts,
but came near being stumped on the
iron fixings. They got some old iron
wagon tires and cut them in proper
lengths, but hadn't a way that they
could see to punch the necessary bolt
holes. Finally the question was solv
ed. One of the boys carefully marked
the places for the bolts, stood the piece
of tire against a tree and put a bullet,
30 caliber, through the tire at each
place marked. It was a novel sort of
blacksmithing, but it worked."-Ari
Garland and the Virginian.
Cleveland's first attorney general,
Garland-a specimen of what Lincoln
called the plain people-was born in
Arkansas and "raised" in blue Jeans.
One day, at the department of justice,
he received a visit from a Virginia gen
tleman of aristocratic manner, who
bored him horribly with talk about
"It seems to me, suh," said the visit-.
or at last, "that there are Gyarlands in
No'th Ca'lina. I once met a gentle
man named Henry Gyarland, from
that state. May I ask, suh, if he was
a relative of yours?"
"First cousin," replied Mr. Garland
shortly. "He was hanged for horse
A look of ill conceived horror and dis
gust came over the visitor's counte
nance. Then, drawing on his gloves, he
rose to his feet, took up his hat, and,
waving a hand toward the walls of the
room, said: "A fine collection of por
traits you have here, Mr. Gyarland
Your predecessors in office, I pre
"Yes," grunted Mr. Garland. The
Virginian stalked out, evidently glad
to make his escape, and the attorney
general, turning to his chIef clerk,
grinned and remarked:
"He'll never bother me any more."
Stole Watch to Get Square.
"Great Scott, but that's a fine watch!"
came from the chorus. "Where'd you
ever get it?" "Stole it," answered its
possessor calmly. "You don't believe
me, do you?" he went on. "Well, I'll
tell you how it happened. I was on a
western district which enjoyed the rep
utation of being the toughest one cov
ered by the house. I had some time to
kill and so went Into one of the gamn
bling joints. It isn't necessary to go
into details as to what happened. As
luck would have it, there were a half
dozen others in the place besides my
self who might be considered as possi
"When the time came, the lights were
put out suddenly, and then we had
'rough house' for about~ ten minutes.
In the middle of it I felt somebody
grab my watch and reached after him.
I caught some one and felt that he was
just putting a watch in his trousers
pocket. I gave his wrist a hard wrench
and got the timepiece. Then I broke
away. When I got to the light, I found
the watch was this one. And as I nev
er heard from the owner I have kept
it to compensate for the loss of mine."
Both Told the Truth.
"Truth compels me to state," said
the presiding officer of a medical con
gress, "that upon the list of physicians
present just read there is one that is no
A stir of surprise passed ever the as
semblage at this, and one man upon
whose foot, as the presiding officer said
afterward, the shoe seemed to be a per
fet fit half rose from his seat. But in
another moment a woman's voice from
the back part of the hall made Itself
"I quite agree with Dr. Blank," said
the voice, "for I am that physician. In
my turn I must say. however, that Dr.
Blank is no lady."
Polygamy is the More's by religion
and divine right. A More must give a
separate house to each wife, !n which
she is supposed to set up housekeeping,
with a sufficient number of women
slaves to wait upon her. She may own
them in her own right, but more often
her More husband must purchase them
for her. As women slaves bring a
higher price in the market than men,
the drain on the husband's exchequer
i immense.--Cincinnati Enquirer.
For a finger nail to reach its full
length, an average of seven-twelfths
of an inch, from 121 to 138 days of
growth are necessary..
Women forgive injuries, but never
SOME INDIAN MAGIC.
QUEER FEATS THE FAKIRS PERFORM
IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.
A Fire and Water Trick That ts
Pretty Hard to Explain and an Ap
parent Display of Strength That
The question of how the fakirs of
India perform their wonderful tricks is
a matter that has for centuries interest
ed scientists, and the best explanation
that has yet been offered of the matter
is that it is done by hypnotic power
that is, that the fakirs simply hypno
tize the entire audience and make them
think that they saw trees grow out of
the ground in a second. Libraries have
been written on the subject. In his
book entitled "Quaint Corners of An
cient Empires" Mr. Michael Meyers
Shoemaker deals in an interesting
manner with the Indian fakirs.
In writing about the fakirs he says:
"The statement has been made by such
prestidigitators as Herrmann and Kel
lar that they had never seen any tricks
by these men of India which they
couli not explain. Be that as it may,
these common street magicians of In
dia do some very clever things.
"Certainly the performance before
the Grand hotel, Colombo, this morn
ing, under the blazing sunlight and not
three feet from the looker on was re
markable.' As to the mango tree trick,
there appeared a strong resemblance
between a tree grown yesterday and
the one produced this morning. But It
was in the other performances that the
observers were most interested.
"In one instance the fakir took a
small jar of metal and handed It
around to show that It was empty.
Then, placing a copper coin between
his teeth, he began to blow, and smoke
soon issued from his mouth and nos
trils. The jar, which was held aloft
all the time, was found filled with wa
ter, which commenced to boil furiously.
"Passing It aside, he opened his
mouth and ejected jets of living flame.
Indeed the whole cavity of the throat
appeared to be filled with fire, which
Ignited anything with which It came
In contact. We all saw the empty Jar,
the filled jar, the boiling water and the
fire, but the fire never apprqached the
"Another trick consisted in causing
a dead and dried up cobra to come to
life, or so It appeared. The snake Is
usually kept in a small, round, flat
basket with a closely fitting cover.
This we saw was empty, and into it
the fakir laid the flat, dried skin of a
"Placing it not three feet from our
circle and in the brilliant light of the
southern sun, he covered the basket
with its lid and then made the usual
passes with the inevitable cloth, about
a yard square, which he held by two
corners to show that it contained-noth
"His costume consisted of one gar
ment of the shirt order, the sleeves of
which were tucked up at the shoulders,
affording, it would seem, scant oppor
tunity to hide anything, yet when, after
a few waves of the cloth, he removed
the lid of the basket the dead snake
was gone and In Its place rose the ma
jestic head and neck of one of the lar
gest of cobras.
"It must be remembered that when
we see such work In England or Amer
ica It Is done at a distance and on the
stage, with all the assistance of stage
lights and shadows, but In this case we
were out in the plain air and near
enough for the serpent to have stung
"The last trick consisted of a display
of apparently wonderful strength. A
boy of 10 years of age was tied up in a
large scarf, with Its ends attached to
two strong cords. At the ends of these
cords were hollow brass cups about
the size of an acorn. The fakir, raising
the upper lid of each of his eyes, in
serted these cups thereunder, with the
hollow side next to the eyeball, after
which he pulled the eyelids well down.
"Then, with hands on hips and head
well back, he' arose to his full height,
lifting the boy a foot or more off the
ground and swinging him from side to
side, the entire weight of course falig
upon the brass cups. It seemed a mar
vel that the eyeballs were not destroy
"Perhaps those who understand these
matters can explain all that was done,
but certainly no magicians on our stage
have accomplished similar feats, and
yet these men are but common street
They fell into conversation on the
avenue street car, as men will to pass
away the time, and when one of them
happened to mention he was from
Pittsburg the other turned to him with:
"Pittsburg, eh? Dear 'nme, but how
"How do you mean, sir?" was asked.
"Why, 1 was in Pittsburg 21 years
ago and lost 10 cents in a street car. I
was thinking of the incident just be
fore you spoke to me. I suppose you
couldn't inform me whether the money
was ever found, could you?"
"Why, yes; I believe I can. I found
a dime in a street car about 21 years
ago and have been looking for the own
er ever since. Here it is. It must be
long to you."
"Thanks. You are an honest man.
Here's 2 cents to reward you."
The Pittsburg man pocketed the re
ward as the other pocketed the dime,
and then they closed the Incident
A Dreary Thoroughfare.
Of all dreary roads few have such
desolate surroundings as that leading
from Jerusalem. The road winds
among rocky hills which for miles
seem destitute of every living thing
save occasional flocks of long black
haired goats and sheep, apparently
eating pebbles and attended by a youth
ful shepherd. The steep hillsides are
dotted with numerous holes and caves
cut in the rock.-Indianapolls News.
Saluting the Deck.
The poop or raised after deck of a
ship over which floated the national
flag was considered to be always per
vaded by the presence of the sovereign.
As the worshiper of whatever rank re
moves his hat upon entering the church
so from the admiral to the powder
monkey every member of the ship's
company as he set foot upon the poop
"saluted the deck," the invisible pres
ence. But since in steaniers there Is
often no lee side the custom In them
has completely died out.-St. Louis
A Tough Joint.
The -boarder who was carving the
roast beef at the request of the land
lady laid down the knife and fork and
took a short rest. iie"h eakd
"The spirit is willn, e,, mrkd
"but the tiesh is strong."
Books are sweet, unreproaching com
panions to the miserable, and If they
cannet bring us to enjoy life they will
at least teach us to endure it.-"Vicar
ATLANTIC COAST LINE
CHARLxsTox, S. C., Jan. 14, 1900.
On and after thiz clate the following
passenger schedule will be in effect:
*35. *23. *53.
Lv Florence, 3.25 A. 7.55 P.
Lv Kingstree, 8.57
Ar Lanes, 4.38 9.15
Lv Lanes, 438 - 9.15 7.40P.
Ar Charleston, 6.03 10.50 9.15
*78. *32. *52.
Lv Charleston, 6.33 A. 5.17 P. 7.00 A.
Ar Lanes. 8.18 6.45 8.32
Lv Lanews, 8 18 6.45
Lv Kingstree, 8 34
Ar Florence, 9.28 7.55
*Daily. t Daily except Sunday.
No. 52 runs through to Columbia via
Central R. R. of S. C.
Trains Nos. 78 and 32 run via Wilson
and Fayetteville-Short Line-and make
close connetion for all points North.
Trains on C. & D. R. It. leave Florence
daily except Sunday 9.55 a m, airive Dar
lington 10.28 a in, Cheraw, 11.40 a m,
Wadeshoro 12.35 p in. Leave Florence
daili < cept Sunday, 8 00 p m, arrive Dar
lington, 8 25 p m, Hartsville 9.20 p m,
Bcnnetsvilie 9.21 p m, Gibson 9.45 p m.
Leave Florence Sunday only 9.55 a m, ar
rive Darlington 10.27, Hartsville 11.10 .
Leave Gibson daily except Sunday 6.35
a w, Bennettsville 6.59 a m, arrive Darling
ton 7.50 a m. Leave Hartsville daily ex
cept Sunday 7.00 a in, arrive Darlington
7.45 a in, leave Darlington 8.55 a m, ariv
Floretice 9 20 a* m. Leave Wadesboro daily
except Sunday 4 25 p m, Cheraw 5.15 p m,
Darlington 6.29 p m, arrive Florence 7 p
m. Leave Hartsville Sunday only 8.15 a M
Darlington 9.00 a m, arrive Florence 9.20
J. 1. KENLEY, JNO. F. DIVINE,
Gen'l Manager. Gep'l Sup't,
T. M. EMERSON, Traffic Manager.
H. M. E.ERSON, Gen'I Pass. Agent.
55. 35. 52.
Lv Wiimington,*3.45 P.
Lv Miarion, 6.34
Ar Florence, 7.15
Lv Florence, *7.45 '2.34 A.
Ar Sumter, 8.57 3.56
Lv Sumter, 8.57 - '9.40 A.-.7
Ar Columbia, 10.20 11.00
No. 52 runs throngh from Charleston- via
Central R. R., leaving Charleston 7 a m,
Lanes 8.34 a'm, Manning 9.09 a m.
54. 53. 32.
Lv Columbia, '6.40 A. *4.15 P.
Ar Sumter, 8.05 5.35
Lv Soniter, 8.05 *6.06 P.
Ar Florence, 9 20 7.20
Lv Florence, 9.50
Lv Marion, 10 34
Ar Wiznington, 1 15
No. 53 runs through to Charleston, S. C.
via Centzal . It., arriving Manning 6.04
p M, Lanes, 6.43 p m, Charleston 8.30 p m.
Trains on Conway Branch leave 'Chad -
bourn 5.35 p m, arrive Conway 7.40 p, .
returning leave Conway 8.30 am, arive
Chadbourn 1150 a in, leave Chadbourn
11 50 a u,arrive at Hub 12.25 pm,returning ?
leave Hub 3.00 p n, arrive at Chadboumn.
3.35 p m. Daily except Sunday.
J. R. KENLY, Gen'l Manager.
T. M. EMERSON, Traffie Manager.
H. M. EMERSON, Gen'l Pass. Agent.
CENTRAL R. R. OF SO. CAROLINA.
Lv Charleston, 7.00 A. X
Lv Lanes, 8.34
Lv Greeleyville, 8.46
Lv Foreston, 8.55
Lv Wilson's Mill, 90
Lv Manning, 90
Lv Alcolu, 91
Lv Brogdon, 92
Lv W. & S. Junct., 93
Lv Colmbia, 7.00 P. M.
Lv Alo~n, 8.345
Lv Frestn, 8.57
Lv reeeyill, 9.05
Ar Lanes, 9.17 "~
Lv Sumter, 3.47 A."
Ar Columbi, 41.43
Lv Coeumba, 4.00 P. M.
Lv Oranterg, 5.02
Lv Creston, 5.27 "
Lv SMnning 6.18
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Yor and reaconvi A 5.57ta
W Lso Greeleyvlle, r6.0 R" B
Ar Lnes T6xN.1,
Ar eff etona, June "3h 88
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All collections have prompt atten
Business hours from 9 a. mn. to 3
p. m. _
A. LEVI, Cashier.
BOARD OF DInECTOBS.
J. W. McLEOD, X'. E. BnowN,
S. M. NESN - JoSEPH SPRaorr,
F. RHAME, JRt.,
.TORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C,