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Hardware- Implemuent s- Stoes.
L B. DuRANT, S.
Being in close touch with the very best markets. I am better prepared
to handle the trade than ever before, and I therefore invite an inslection
of my stock.
Reuember I am in the Ducker-Bult iau Company building,. Opposite
the Court house. Come to see me when von want
Hardware, Stoves, House
Furnishing Goods, Harness,
Saddles, Leather, &c., &c.
A MAGNIFICENT LINE OF
CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE.
My store is headquarters for Guns, Pistols, Powder, Shot, Shells and
the very latest in Sporting Gfoods.
I also handle large quantities of Paints. Oils, and Window glass.
For Engine and Mill Supplies there is no better place to buy.
Come and examine my large line of Cooking and Heating Stoves.
Every Stova bought from me is warranted.
L. B. DuRANT,
SUMTER, . - - S. 0.
Some Special Bargains.
40-ib boxes Starch. best . .- .--- -.............................................-- - -
3m stan Dried Herrings...... ....-....................................-- --'- per box
New Mackerel. 14 good tish to kit.. d z............................... ...........90d
Full Cream Cheese. to 4 s each. a -.................................. 13 d per
Best )F'ancy Elgin Creamery Butter. 60-r-. tubs. t.....................................4c per lb
American Sardines-new pack .........................................r.s5 per case 100 cans
iO,-oz Tumbler Fruit Jelly. 3 doz to case............................................:x per doz-DsadT m te.'do inc e...... .............. .. ........._m z
.em stand Tomatoes. . do. in cane......... p ...... ........eF....................^44 dz
Half-pint bottles Assorted Pickes.. do in case .......... .P ....... .......- doz
1.18 cans Core Oysters, full weight. 2 and 4 dox in case ................................ 40e doz
2>-icans Fancy Maine packed Sugar Corn ...........................r.' o
_-IL~ cans Fancy New York State packed Sugar Corn .....................Ido
Lemons. :.jc: Sic Sacks. ....5..lc per T 1 Best Fancy Patent ............ 4.45 bbl
Ginger Snaps. Sc: Soda Crackers....7c per t. Best Half Patent ................... .1 bbl
Sugar Crackers 6c: Fancy Mixed.c....6e per it Best Straight..................... 3.90 bbl
Cream Lunch Biscuits ...............e 7cr bit Best Family........................3.25 bbl
Oatfakes. - packages .............- O d Salt. --- --..................5c bag
MEAL, GRITS, BACON AND LARD AT LOWEST PRICES.
Cigars, Cheroots, Cigarettes and Tobacco.
Diamond T Cigar. best oe seller. at -------------3-------------------- per 10
Success. none Supttlr f3 per 1.T"i
F. L. Royal Cigar good smoke p4............................................ 25 per 1.
Tr our Leader........................................ ................ i.. 0 .000: 60c box
Oia Virginia Cheroots...................... .............. 3.15 per box of 2'0 Cheroots: 3 for 5c
Old Glory Cheroots.......................................... 0 pe.o.o 0 Ceo
Worlds Best Cheroots.................................... . r box of 25 Cheroots: 3 for c
Duke's Cigarettes ............................................................ . 0 per 1.000
Cicycie Cig arettes .......................................... ..... per 1.00
A Big Supply of Tobacco, Mable.' L an Roohk. L ttlc Fany. Red
Eve and various other kinds- prices rang.ing. frst '.,. 37c and 45c per lb.
Big Drives in Soap.
OCTAGON, VICTORY, TIP-TOP, ELECTRIC, IMPERIAL.
SHOE BLACKING. INK. BLUEING. Etc.
See us. or get our prices before you buy.
CROSSWELL & CO,
*~VT R - - S- cZ
OF MANNING, S. C.,
Respectfully invite you to bring your Tobacco to their Warehouse
Highest Marlket Prices.
We claim for Manning the highest market in the State, and
can prove it if you will bring us a load of your tobacco.
Try us with a load, we will treat you right.
TH CAROLINA GROCERY COMPANY,
TEOMvAS WILSON, Pr'esident.
-- Arn -
159 East Bay - - Charleston, S. C.
Watches and Jewelry.
I want lay friends and the public generially to know that when in need of a
Wedding, Birthday or Christmas Present,
That in the future, as well as the last. I ..'n prepatred to supply themu. My line of
Watches Clocks Sterling Silver Diamonds Jewelry Cut Glass
Fine China Wedgewood Spectacles and Eye Glasses
Is complete. aed it wil agord ie pleasure to showv theiu.
Speeial anc 3.ttention given to all Repairing in mys lin
at pf:nP to suit the t
Atlantic Coast I W.t FOLSOM, "SMTER
Watch Inspec- W ~SC
STHE TIME5 xeD Neatly and at
Office Doe P Y '"X Lowest Prices
Fiddleback-Are you going around
to Miss Muffin's tomorrow night, Mrs.
Mrs. Von BIumer-She gives a chaf
ing dish party, doesn't she?
Mrs. Von Blumer-We may. Are
Fiddleback (smiling)-Well, hardly.
Mrs. Von Blumer-Why, I thought
you were fond of Miss Muffin.
Fiddleback-I am, but not of her
chafing dish parties.
Mrs. Von Blumer-You mean
Fiddleback-I mean the chafing dish
Mrs. Von Blumer-You don't like
Fiddleback-Well. I can stand a good
deal, but the concoctions Miss Maffin
gets up in that instrument of torture
are too much for me.
Mrs. Von Blumer-You are too hard
on her, I am sure.
Fiddleback-Hard on her, do you
say! Well, I guess she is pretty hard
on the rest of her victims.
Mrs. Von Blumer-What particular
dish of hers don't ya like?
Fiddleback-Well, I can't say that
I am partial to any of them. I've
tried them all, and there isn't much
choice. Her lobster New'ourg can pro
duce about as much complex agony
as anything else. But I think for suf
fering long drawn out, for steady, un
intermittent, ablebodied pain, her
Welsh rabbit takes the blue ribbon.
Have you ever tried Miss Muffin's
Mrs. Von Blumer-Oh, yes, indeed!
Why, I have been giving her cooking
lessons for the last six months!-Har
His Moments of Joy.
Did you ever hear of the strange
man who went out to a summer hotel
once for a holiday? He impressed on
the clerk the first day he was there
that it was of vital importance that he
be called at 6 o'clock next morning.
He was called. He didn't come down
stairs till 2 in the afternoon. The in
junction to the clerk was repeated ev
ery day, and every day the mysterious
guest staid in his room till late in the
afternoon. When he had been at the
place a week and was about to leave,
the clerk said to him:
"I beg your pardon, sir; it's none of
my business, but why have you left or
ders to be called at 6 o'clock every
morning and never got out of bed till
several hours later?"
"Well," he replied, "I'll tell you.
Back in the city I've got a job that
compels me to get up every morning,
summer and winter, at 6 o'clock. This
is my first vacation for five years. Ev
ery day when your bellboy has come
up stairs and banged at the door I've
started up to dress and get down to the
office and then suddenly let the convic
tion steal blissfully over my brain that
I didn't have to. Then I've gone back
to bed, hugged the pillow and dreamed
that I was in the Elysian fields. That
moment of joy that has followed the
banging on my door every morning has
been worth three times the price of the
One day during a cold snap last win
ter I saw an old man in a grocery act
ing rather suspiciously, and soon I saw
him steal a potato from a barrelful of
the tubers that stood outside the coun
ter. The old fellow slipped out of the
house as soon as he could convenient
ly and limped away. I followed him,
thinking to give him what change I
could spare, for I thought he must be
desperately poor If he must steal a po
When I caught up with him and of
fered him a little money, the old man
roared with laughter. When he had
got his breath again, he said:
"You saw me steal the potato, didn't
"Yes, sir, I did."
"Well, lemme tell you, my son, I've
got potatoes to sell. I raise thousands
of bushels of them. I've got the big
gest market garden in this county, and
I've got more money than you ever
saw. Carryia a potato in your pocket
will cure the rheumatiz, but for it to
do any good you've got to steal the
I saw. And I sawed wood.-Wil
Visscher in Woman's Home Compan
An old gentleman, walking up Cork
Hill, Dublin, overtook a coal cart heav
ly loaded and drawn by a wretched
quadruped with Its legs bending under
it, its bones sticking through its skin.
"How can you ill treat your horse
so?" he cried, addressing the driver.
"It Is quite exhausted. Look at the
way its tongue is hanging out."
"Exhausted, is it?" answered the boy.'
"Why, 'tis the bad manners of him.
He's putting it out at you!"-London
A Kind Eearted Lady.
A Mrs. Abigail Vaughan left a legacy
of 4 shillings per annum with which to
buy fagots to burn heretics. She left It
to St Martin Outwich, now demolish
ed. Mrs. Vaughan's remains were
among those removed to Irford from
the Church of St. Martin Outwich. The
facts are given in a history of St. Hel
en's, Bishopsgate, by a late rector.
Notes and Queries.
"Papa," asked a 4-year-old youngster,
"are little boys made of dust?"
"Yes, my son," was the reply.
"Well, then," continued the little fel
hw, "I wish you would make nurse
top using the brush on me. I'm afraid
she'll brush me all away."
Tess-How did you enjoy yourself at
Jess-Very much. Her gown was a
wretched had fit, and everybody was
remarking how poor the presents were.
W. B. BOYLE,
SUMTER, S. C.,
Liery, Sale and Feed Stables.
Morses and Mules; also Stock Food
of All Kinds.
Agent for Russell, Fish. WVebber' and
Owensboro Wagons and the best vari
et of Pleasure Vehicles in the city.
Eakes, Mowers, Reapers,
And all kinds of Farming Machinery
C ome' to see me.
Let W. B. BOYLE,
St;,,vRE SUMTER, S. C.
OUR COMPLEX BRAIN
HOW NERVE MESSAGES ARE CON
VEYED TO AND FROM IT.
It Is a Signal Box Which Records
and Transmits All Sensation-Self
Control the Key to Preserving Its
The science of medicine is year after
year becoming more and more perfect.
Its diagnoses are more reliable, and its
method of treatment is more rational.
Although the brain is the chief part
of the animal man, yet there are many
things about the brain which scientists
have not yet fathomed.
But great strides have been made in
that knowledge which has only within
recent years been discovered and which
reveals to us what the cranium really
contains. Shelving what has gone be
fore and what has been taught as med
ical law, the following interesting data
on how the brain works are now what
is accepted at the present time as the
The cerebrum-front and top-is the
chief part of the brain and the imme
diate source of all our mental action.
The gray matter of the outer surface is
made up of layers of nerve cells. These
are the thinking centers. Experiments
have clearly demonstrated that each
convolution has a special function, and
if destroyed it cannot be replaced.
It has also been found that the left
side of the brain is more active than
How has that been found out? Well,
if an epileptic commences a fit by
twitching the right thumb or hand one
would find its cause in its nerve center
on the left side of the brain. It is only
within the past few years that medical
men are now able to make a map of the
surface of the brain according to the
various functions performed.
All impressions received from the
outer world, whether through the me
dium of sight, smell, hearing, taste or
touch, are carried direct to the surface
of the brain and recorded in the brain
cells of their respective areas, while
all movements are the result of im
pulses from the cells in the different
Now, there are five large sensory
areas In the make up of the brain.
First, sight, which is the largest, at
the back of the brain. Smell, taste and
hearing have their positions at the side
of the head in the temporal (temples)
region and inner surface. Touch has
its domicile at the top of the brain,
while the large motor (giving motion)
area takes up the bulk of the middle
These are so splendidly arranged by
nature that the motor cells of the lips
are in front, then those of the hand,
arm and so on to the foot. To give
you an example how the sensory and
motor nerves work: If you touched
anything hot or sharp, the impression
would be conveyed to the sensory area
along the nerves connected with It.
The sensory cell which received the
message would immediately communi
cate with the motor cells to pull your
Why is it easier to remember an ob
ject than, say, a mathematical formula
or a poem? The reason of this is that
whereas the former has impressions
stamped on several brain centers, such
as sight, touch, smell, taste and the
rest, the lator are stamped on centers
which are not nearly so retentive as
In repeating poetry, for instance, it
is the sound of the last line which
suggests the next line, but an object
prevents itself to the brain centers
concerned Immediately. You know an
apple or an orange when you see it
because you are aided in distinguishing
it by a set of centers which are not
only more numerous, but quicker in
perception. Though poetry is revived
In the sight and sound centers, it is
not so well fixed there as in the other
case, because It calls up fewer cen
An apple, for instance, is stamped
twice In the optic center, once as a
grcen fruit and once as the printed
word. There is an optic word center
and a pictorial or photographic center.
The poem is only stamped in the for
mer, as of course it is not an object
which can be pictorially represented.
The brain is nothing less than a big
album of photographs and other sen
sory impressions. The prefrontal region
may be compared to a registry office
where certain records are kept In the
brain that particular part is the start
ing place for the memory. If we wish
to recall a subject, the stimulus must
pass to the prefrontal or registry office
of the braIn, whence the stimulus is
sent to the brain cells containing the
sensations to be recalled. It Is like a
signal box on a railway.
Now, unless your blood be in good
order the active life of the brain will
be affected. Blood is the nourishing
agent, and if it be of a poor kind the
work it does in the way of nourishment
will be of a worthless character practi
cally. Poor blood is an enemy of the
brain, but happily it is not so disas
trous a foe as worry. In that you have
the real snemy of the brain. Worry
disorganizes the machinery of the
brain and mind and is little inferior to
shock, which usually paralyzes both.
Worry causes irregular nerve action,
and if it be continuous it produces a
confusion of ideas. This depresses the
cells of the brain, and the usual result
is if there Is no abatement in the worry
complete failure of the brain's action
and consequent mental disturbance.
Self control is the key to preserving
the equilibrium of the brain and to
maintaining its natural healthy state.
One can hardly pick up a newspaper
nowadays without seeing the vile
phrase, "most unique," as "It was the
most unique entertainment ever given
in Podunk valley." If a thing is unique,
it Is unique in the superlative degree.
If it IS not unique in the superlative de
gree, It is not unique. To say that an
accident is "one of the most unique
that ever occurred" is abominable.
"Very singular" is a parallel solecism.
Two Point. of Difference.
"The difference between the cow and
the milkman," said the gentleman
with a rare memory for jests, "is that
the cow gives pure milk."
"There is another difference," re
torted the millkman-"the cow doesn't
give credit."-Indianapolis Press.
IA little boy in Bangor, Mie., was suf
fering from a severe cold, and his
mother gave him a bottle of cough
mixture to take while at schooL. On
b~s return she asked if he had taken
his medicine. "No," he candidly re
pied, "but Bobby Jones did. He liked
It, so I swapped it with him for a hand
ful of peanuts."
It is imprudent to keep an oil or gas
stove burning in a sleeping room. They
consume the oxygen and thus vitiate
Just arrived, three car k
Proof Seed Oats.
Farmers, we contracted for
were cheap and are now giving
cheaper than they have ever bees
We want all of our custo:
need at once, as they are going
cars are sold the price will go his
THE PEOPLE'S I
THE STAFF OF LIFE.
Dread Seems to Be Fatling la Favor
as an Article of Diet.
"I look upon bread as an article of
food destined to be completely abolish
ed before many years," said a New
York doctor, "for the number of per
sons who are willingly giving up tihe
use of it increases every year. The ma
jority of them do this on the advice of
their physicians, who find more ground
for recommending abstinence from
bread as they see the results that such
a course of treatment has on their pa
"For nearly all forms of dyspppsia,
gout, rheumatism and kindred ail
ments the patient is first told to shun
bread unless it be submitted to certain
preparation and be taken only in cer
tain forms. The great increase In the
number of hygienic foods that have
been put upon the market and the al
most invariable success of any of these
manufactures which prove an accepta
ble substitute for bread and other
starchy foods are other indications in
the change of the public feeling toward
bread as a simple food which could be
taken under all circumstances.
"Some years ago a man wrote a book
devoted chiefly to exposing to the
world the harmful qualities of bread.
Persons at that time thought he was a
crank, and little attention was paid to
his very sound utterances on the sub
ject. But his opinions are now re-ech
oed by most physicians, and the great
army of abstainers from bread gathers
recruits every day. The revolt against
such a well established institution is
naturally a little bit slow. But bread
is destined to be Nimately shunned
even more than it is today, and this de
struction of a tradition that has lasted
centuries is already well under way.
Most of its force comes from the com
plete satisfaction of the persons who
do give up bread entirely. They are al
ways the most enthusiastic advocates
of the new theory on the subject."
New York Sun.
HE TESTED HIS SKILL.
The Result Moved the Philosopher
to a Discourse on Success.
"Did you ever realize that the suc
cess that one really enjoys comes only
through hard work?" asked the philos
opher. "I know the average mortal
would prefer to gain his ends without
hard toil, but few do, and I doubt If
those few gain any pleasure from hav
ing the plum drop in their laps without
any effort on their part.
"I had that fact impressed upon me
only the other day. I chanced during
an idle moment to pick up an empty
Ink bottle, and something started my
thoughts back to my boyhood days
when an empty bottle furnished an
Ideal mark to throw stones at. Smiling
to myself at the childishness of it, I
set the bottle on a hitching post, and
after carefully selecting a number of
stones I stood off about 30 feet and
prepared to make a test of my skill.
The very first stone that I threw
caught the bottle fairly in the center
an shattered It into a hundred pieces.
I threw away the stones that I had so
carefully gathered in disgust. I had
accomplished what I had set out to do
on my first throw, but I fully realized
that it was only a fluke and that I
might throw 50 more stones and not
come anywhere near the mark.
"Now, if, on the contrary, I had miss
ed, I would have carefully noted where
the fault lay and tried to have correct
d it on my next throw. The throws
that went too low and too high, as
well as too much to one side, would
have all been valuable lessons to me,
and in the end I would have succeeded
in placing a stone where I wanted it.
That would have been success gained
by working for it. The very few pee
ple who gain success on their first
throw have my sympathy."-Detroit
From boyhood Nansen accustomed
himself to the use of snowshoes and
would often go 40 or 50 miles on them
without taking any food with him. He
had a great dislike to any outfit for his
excursions. On one occasion he and
some of his friends set off on a long
snowshoe expedition, all except Nan
sen having a wallet containing their
provisions on their backs. When they
got to the first resting place, Nansen
unbuttoned his coat and took some
smoking pancakes from the lining and
asked his friends to share his food.
They all refused, however, not caring
for the mode of conveyance and heat
ing. Nansen replied, "More fools you,
for let me tell you there's jam In
A Drastic Measure.
A Spanish magistrate, shocked by
the extent of the food adulteration,
Issued a proclamation, aflame withi
righteous wrath, that "all wines, gro
ceries and provisions which upon anal
ysis are proved to be injurious to
health will be confiscated forthwith
and distributed to the different chari
table institutions."-Woman's ,Tournal.
WIth the exception of Norway, there
Is no country In Europe whose area Is
so taken up by forests as Germany,
more than a quarter of its surface be
ing devoted to them.
The tongue Is a little thing, but it
ill the universe with trouble
ads of Genuine Texas Red Rust
these Oats last spring when they
you the benefit by selling them
i sold in Manning.
ners to come and get what they
very fast, and after these three
Garriek and Murphy.
Conferring the "freedom of the play
house" on playwrights and men of let
ters was common in Garrick's day, and
without doubt the good natured man
ager was often pestered for the same
favor by persons who had no such
claim. It was evidently Garrick's cus
tom to give tickets of admission, per
manent orders, to those whom he de
sired to honor. It is recorde that the
Irish writer, Murphy, annoy at what
he thought ill treatment or neglect, re
turned the ticket with the words, "As
I do not foresee any further occasion
for this obliging passport, I am not
willing to trespass too long upon your
Garrick's answer was such 'as to re
flect the greatest possible credit upon
himself: "If you choose to relinquish
your right to the freedom of Drury
Lane playhouse, you certainly will do
as you please. But without the ticket,
I Imagine, Mr. Murphy will find the
doors open to him, as usual, and be it
further known to you, sir, that as I
thought you were above an undue in
fluence I never meant the ticket as
the least tie upon the liberty of your
pen or conversation."
It may be safely inferred that Gar
rick presented the same permanent
passport to his gruff but faithful
friend, Dr. Johnson. It is hardly too
much to say that the great player's
generosity was as notable as his act
ing, and his acting was probably such
as the world has never surpassed.
How Foxes Get Rid of Fleas.
By an old hunter ahd naturalist of 1o
cal repute a story has been told here
confrming as absolutely true and trust
worthy the published account, which
has had few believers until now, of
how foxes rid themselves of fleas. The
fox, according to the book narrative,
simply backs slowly into a stream of
water with a portion of the pelt of a
rabbit In his meuth after the fox has
made a meal off the rabbit The water
drives the fleas first up the fox's legs
and then toward his head and finally
out on the piece of rabbit fur, and then
the fox drops the fur, and his pests are
The local hunter and naturalist re
ferred to, strange to say, had never
heard or read this story when he told
of the actions of the fox which he ob
served in the waters of the Patapsco
river, The little animal, he stated,
backed into the river slowly with so
much deliberation that he wondered
what it meant It carried something
he did not know what-in its mouth
and dropped the something when out
in deep water. Then the fox hurried
away. The object left floated near to
the observer, and he hauled it ashore
with a stick. Fleas literally swarmed
through the object, which was found to
be a bit of raw rabbit fur. The ob
server had a puzzling mystery explain
ed to him. He says his admiration for
the shrewdness of the fox grows more
and more as he grows older and learns
his ways.-Baltimore Sun.
It Troubled the Customer.,
"A funny thing occurred here the
other day," said a barber as he was
putting the finishing touches on a hair
cut. "A fellow came In to be shaved
who was somewhat under the influ
ence of intoxicants. He took his place
in the chair, and all proceeded well till
I had shaved one side of his face, when
he stopped me.
"'Hold on,' he cried. 'I want this
"I asked him what was the matter,
and he replied: 'There's a fly on my
cheek, and you have shaved the lather
and whiskers off, but the fly didn't
move. Now, what's the mazzer with
"I told him there was no fly on him,
but he pointed to the mirror and said:
'You think I can't see hign. I ain't so
drunk that I can't see a fly.'
"I turned to the glass, and there
stood the fly on the mirror and in such
a position that from my customer's
range of vision it seemed to be on his
cheek. He afterward said that he had
felt that fly tickling him all the time
and wondered how I could shave un
der it and not cut its legs off."-London
Wantu a Diagram.
"That Fuddlethwait girl makes the
flattest remarks of anybody I ever
saw. And people laugh at them too.
I can't understand it It must be be
cause she has money."
"What's she been saying nowy'
"I was telling her the other evening
that my parents had 13 children."
"Well, she looked at me awhile and
said, 'Oh, are you the thirteenth? Then
everybody snickered. Now, will you
kindly tell me what there was funny
about that?"-Chicago Times-Hersld.
History's Notorious Fault.
"I must insist," declared Diana, who
was the acknowledged leader of the
Olympian Woman's Suffrage party,
"that the purity of the ballot would be
conserved by allowing us to vote."
"Nonsense," protested Mercury, lead
er of the opposition. "You wouldn't be
able to control the Muse of History.
She's a natural born repeater."-Phila
Might and right do differ frightfully
from hour to hour, but give them cen
tuies to try it in they are found to be
I am quite well aware that there are
objections to hospital ships in the trop
ics. When they are moored, there is
the burning question of bilge water.
I will not discourse on the subject of
bilge water, as inexperience thereof
might make the explanation weari
some. Any one acquainted with the
bilge water question knows it is of en
grossing interest. Bilge is a prince
among smells, and if you have ever
fallen under its power you will always
think that every terrific thing in smells
is a manifestation of bilge water.
I remember on one occasion when on
board a moored hulk, not a hospital
ship, smelling in the evening some
thing that called for mention, so I
mentioned it. "Oh," said my com
panions, more under the -sway of bilge
water than I was, from their greater
knowledge of its power, "it's only our
bilge water." In the morning we found
it was the rotting carcass of an ele
phant that had floated down the river
and now hung in the mooring chain.
After a considerable time was spent
in getting rid of the carcass I said,
"For goodness' sake, gentlemen, stir
up your bilge water, and let the smells
fight it out together while we go
ashore for a spell" "No," said my
companions, terror stricken at the sug
gestion. "You do not know our bilge
water when its back's up. It would
stretch you if you were half way
across Africa. This elephant is mere
lavender water to it."
This was a more dreadful bilge water
than a hospital ship would have. Still,
though bad, bilge water is not neces
sarily fatal under proper management.
A Historic Die.
On the desk of the secretary of one
of the oldest copper manufacturing
firms in this city is a steel die which
has served as a paperweight for 35
years, and the coins struck off by it are
now, for the most part, in the hands of
collectors. This die was used for strik
ing copper tokens which symbolized
the contest between President Andrew
Jackson and the old United States bank
of Philadelphia in 1832. The engraving
on the die represents President Jack
son, sword in hand and apparently
standing in a money chest. Around the
central figure is stamped Jackson's ex
pression, "I take the responsibility,"
which arose out of his controversies
with the bank.
When this die was made, the prede
cessors of the present company not
only manufactured copper wire, but
also made a special feature of copper
coins, chiefly for South American coun
tries and for private business firms
which made a practice of issuing their
own copper coins to be redeemed by
them afterward. During the civil war
and just preceding it many private cor
porations issued tokens which circu
lated as pennies, and some of them are
now worth a great many times their
original value to collectors.-New York
Paid His Debt.
When Joe Chamberlain entered the
house of commons, he was anxious to
try his oratorical powers. A certain
leading politician, who was piloting a
bill through the house, was approached
by one of Mr. Chamberlain's friends,
"Chamberlain would like to speak on
the bill. Can you give him a chance?"
"Well, you know, I think it would
.not do. He's a new member, and no
body knows what the dickens he might
Time went on. Chamberlain gained
ground-became a power in parlia
ment. T'he leading politician, on the
contrary, had made a series of blunders
which had Imperiled his position. An
election was imminent. Forgetting his
previous record, he thought that if he
could get Mr. Chamberlain to speak for
him he would strengthen his position.
He, therefore, applied to the right hon
The latter calmly surveyed him
through his eyeglass and said:
"Well, you know, I think it would
not do. I am a new member, and no
body knows what the dickens I might
Chinese porcelain was common in
Europe for 400 years before a German
potter succeeded in finding out the
process of making it This Chinese
pottery is scattered all over the world
and everywhere valued, but nowhere
was the distribution more curious than
in western Canada. Early in the nine
teenth century a Chinese funk was cast
away on the Pacific coast of America
just south of Vancouver island, -and its
cargo of willow pattern plates fell Into
the hands of the Hudson Bay compa
ny's officers. Still in the remotest trad
ing posts of the fur traders a few fine
Wanted His Full Share.
Little Willie, sitting down to tea
with his grandmother, who is just
about to cut the cake. Willie (hastily)
-Grannie, before you cut my piece of
cake I want to ask you a question.
Grannie-Well, dear, what is it?
Willie-I want to know if your spec
tacles magnify ?
Grannie-Yes; a little, dear.
Willie-Well, then, will you please
take them off while you cut my cake?
"So he regards himself as a senatori
al possibility?" said one politician.
"Undoubtedly," answered the other.
"On what theory?"
"I don't know unless It's the theory
that the unexpected always happens."
Creditor-I wouldn't ask you for the
money If I wasn't awfully hard up.
Debtor-And if I wasn't awfully
hard up you should have It. Curious
coincidence, isn't it?-Boston Tran
Two Second-Hand Gins. Feeders and
Condensers, complete. will be sold
cheap. They are in good condition.
*A. L. LE5ESNE,
Manning. S. C.
R. L. BELL
MANNING. S. C.,
Wagons and Log Carts.
All work entrusted to me will be done
with neatness, despatch and durability
HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY.
Bring on your work.
R. L. BELL.
F. RHAME, JR.,
A TTORNEY AT LAW,
M ANNING,"'. C _"
ATLANTIC COAST LINE,
C5anLsToN, S. C., Jaun. 14, 1900.
On and after thin date 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, 4 38 9.15 7.40 P.
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 Lanes, 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. E. of S. C.
Trains Nos. 78 and 32 run via Wilson
and Fayetteville-Short Line-and make
close connection for all points North.
Trains on C. & D. B. R. leave Florence
daily except Sunday 9.55 a in, arrive Dar
lington 10.28 a m, Cheraw, 11.40 a in,
Wadesboro 12.35 p in. Leave Florence
daily except Sunday, 8.00 p in, arrive Dar
lington, 8.25 p in, Hartsville 9.20 p m,
Bennetsvilie 9.21 p in, Gibson 9.45 p m.
Leave Florence Sunday only 9.55 a in, ar
rive Darlington 10.27, Hartsville 11.10
Leave Gibson daily except Sunday 6.35
a in, Bennettsville 6.59 a in, 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 in, arrive
Floreice 9.20 a m. Leave Wadt..boro daily
except Sunday 4 25 p in, Cheraw 5 15 p in,
Darlington 6.29 p in, arrive Florence 7 p
in. Leave Hartsville Sunday only 8.15 a m
Darlington 9.00 a in, arrive Florence 9.2ii
J. R. KENLEY, JNO. F. DIVINE,
Gen'l Manager. Gen'l Sup't.
T. M. EMERSON, Traffc Manager.
H. M. EMERSON, Gen'l Pass. Agent.
W. C. & A.
55. 35. 52.
Lv Wilmington,'3.45 P.
Lv Marion, 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.
Ar Columbia, 10 20 11.00
No. 52 runs through from Charleston via
Central R. R., leaving Charleston 7 a in,
Lanes 8.34 a in, Manning 9.09 a M.
54. 53. 32.
Lv Columbia, '6.40 A. '4.15 P.
Ar Sumter, 8.05 5.35
Lv Snuter, 8.05 '6.06 P.
Ar Florence, 9 20 7.20
Lv Florence, 9.50
Lv Marion, 10.34
Ar Wilmington, 1.15
No. 53 rruns through to Charleston, S. C.,
via (Centzal R. Rt., arriving Manning 6.04
p in, Lanes, 6.43 p in, Charleston 8.30 p in.
Trains on Conway Branch leave Chad
bourn 5.35 p in, arrive Conway 7.40 p in,
returning leave Conway 8.30 a in, arrive
Chadbourn 11.50 a in, leave Chadbourn
11.50 a um,arrive at Hub 12.25 pm,returning
leave Hub 3.00 p in, arrive at Chadbourn
3.35 p in. Daily except Sunday.
J. B. KENLY, Gen'l Manager.
T. M. EMERSON, Traffic Manager.
H. M. EMERSON, Gen'l Pass. Agent.
CENTRAL R. R. OF SO. CAROLINA.
Lv Charleston, 7.00 A. M.
Lv Lanes, 8.34
Lv Greeleyville, 8.46.
Lv Foreston, 8.55
Lv Wilson's Mill, 9.01
Lv Manning, 9.09 "
Lv Alcolu, 9.16 "
Lv Brogdon, 9.25 "
Lv WV. & S. Junet., 9.38"
Lv Sumter, 9.40
Ar Columbia, 11.00
Lv Columbia, 4.00 P. M.
Lv Sumter, 5.13 "
Lv W. &S.Junet. 5.15 "
Lv Brogdun, 5.27 "
L#fAlcolu~, 5.35 "
Lv Manning, 6.04 "
Lv Wilson's Mill, 5.50"
Lv Foreston, 5.57 "
Lv Greeleyville, 6.05
Ar Lanes, 6.17 "
Ar Charleston, 8.00 "
MANCHESTER & AUGUSTA R. B.
- No. 35.
Lv Sumter, 3.47 A. M.
Ar Creston, 4.43 "
Ar Orangeburg, 5.10 - -
Ar Denmark, 5.48 "
Lv Denmark, 4.28 P. 14.
Lv Orangeburg, 5.02"
Lv Creston, 5.27 "
Ar Sumter, 6.18 "
Trains 32 and 35 carry through Pullman
palace buffet sleeping cars between New
York and Macon via Augusta.
W ilson and Summerton R. R.
TifE TaBLE No. 1,
In effect Monday, June 13th, 1898.
Between WVilson's Mill and Dalzell.
No. 73. Daily except Sn nday No. 72.
P M Stations. P' M
1 45 Le...Dazll.:....Ar 1 30
2 08 ...N WJunction... 102
210 J 100
300 .........nimter........ (123J
3 03 ...N W Junction... 12 27
3 15..........Tindal.........11 55
3 33........ .Packsville........11 30
3 50...........ilver..........11 10
44 .....Summecrton ... 10 10
5 15 .. ..Davis...........940
5 40..........Jordlan ..........9 25
6 00 Ar.I .ilsoni's Mills. ..Le 9 05
P M A M
Between Millard and St. Paul.
Southboun d. Northbound.
No. 73. No. 75. No. 72. No. 74.
P M A M Stations A M P M
4 05 10 15Le Millard Ar 10 45 4 35
4 15 10O25Ar St. Paul Le 1035 4 25
PM AM AM PM
THOS. WILSON, President.
Noig Ial Fuors cMminlles
OmFcE OF JCDGE OF PROnATE,
Mannin::. S. C.. August 1. 1900.
To Executors. Administrators, Guardians and
I respectfully call your attention to annexed
statute. You will Dlease give this matter early
J. M. WINDHAM,
Judge of Probate.
Sec. :3064-(1942). Executors, Administrators.
Guardians and Committees. shall annually
while any estate remains in their care or cus
tody, at any time before the first day of July of
each year, render to the Judge of Probate of the
county from whom they obtain Letters Testa
mentary or Letters of Administrators or Let
ters of Guardianship, etc.. a jus~t and true ac
count, upon oath, of the receipts and expendi
tures of such estate the preceding Calendar
year, which, when examined and approved,
shall be deposited with the Inventory and ap
praisemnent or other papers belonging to such
estate, in the omice of said Judge of Probate,
there to be kept for the inspection of such per
sons as may be interested in the estate-(under
ApprOved the 2d day of March, 1897.
TVE TTS A TRIAL.