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Watches and Jewelry.
I want my friends ani the public generally to know that when in need of a
Wedding, Birthday or Christmas Present,
That in the future, as well as the past, I am prepared to supply them. My line of
Watches Clocks Sterling Silver Diamonds Jewelry Cut Glass
Fine China Wedgewood Spectacles and Eye Glasses
Is conpltte, and it will atford. me pleasure to show tlic.
Special and prompt attention given to all Repairing in m11y line
at prices to suit the times.
Atlantic Coast Line La A , r ft SUMTER,
Watch Inspector. W. FOLSOM, SC.
Wm. E. Holmes& Co.,
209 East Bay, - CHARLESTON, S. C.
PAINTS, OILS, VARNISH AND BRUSHES,
LANTERNS, TAR PAPER AND
Headquarters for the Celebrated Palmetto Brand of Cylinder, Planing, En
gine Oils and Greases.
Look to Your Interest.
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Which we are offering very cheap, from 25c to $2.50 and Gold Frames at $3
to $6. Call and be suited.
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A Good Prescription
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has borne the signatnre of
and has been made under his per
sonal supervision since its infancy.
" " Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children-Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend.
CENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The Kid lYollHave Always Bought
in Use For Over 30 Years.
THE CENTAtUR COMPANY, TT MUARRAY STREET. NEW YORK CITY.
TO THE TINES OFFICE.
Peeved Her Nationality.
Recently a bent old lady entered one
of the Salina street stores and upon be
ing asked what she wished to see made
reply in what the clerk judged to be an
unknown language. A second inquiry
proving no more satisfactory, the clerk
excused herself and wcent in search- of
one of her colleagues who is of German
"Oh, Miss L.," she entreated, "won't
you come over to my counter for a min
ute? There's a poor old German lady
there, and I can't understand a word
Miss L. followed and, pausing before
the stool on which the would be cus
tomer was seated, inquired in her
"Are you a German?"
The "poor old German lady" raised
her handkerchief to her lips and evi
dently extricated something from her
mouth. Then, bending a look of the
utmost scorn upon the clerk, she ex
claimed in a rich and unmistakable
"Garman, is it? Indade an I'm not.
But I've got a new set of false tathe,
bad scran to thim! An now, if ye
plase, will wan of yez wait on me?"
Alive in his native woods the squirrel
is an amusirg little fellow, and he will
entertain you by the hour if you will
You probably become first aware of
his presence by his dropping things on
your head. Then he plays hide and
seek with you as he zigzags up a tree.
While he pauses for thought, or pos
sibly to wash his face, another squirrel
comes scadding along the branches of
a n. ;hboring tree, and away they go,
one ch'asing the other, jumping from
branch tip to branch tip, racing up and
down the trunk and making the bark
fly. Sometimes one loses his footing
and falls headlong 20 or 30 feet to the
ground, landing there with a force that
makes him bounce. You think every
grain of sense must be knocked out of
the small body, but he only blinks a
bit, and, after a moment spent perhaps
in letting the stars set that must have
suddenly risen before his eyes, he
streaks it up the nearest tree after the
other fellow. Long after they have
disappeared from sight you hear them
chattering together up among the
leaves like two watchmen's rattles.
Her Opinion of Asparagus.
It seems that asparagus is not grown
in the tropics-at least it was not grown
at Rio de Janeiro when a certain Amer
ican gentleman, who had lived several
years in the Brazilian capital, went
with his wife and 8-year-old daughter
to visit friends living near Buenos
Ayres, a part of the continent where
the climate is better adapted to the
fruits and vegetables of the temperate
At the first dinner after their arrival
the visitors were treated to some fresh
asparagus. The little 8-year-old daugh
ter was likewise served with the as
paragus, but she evidently did not
think much of It as an article of food.
Her mother tried for some time to
coax her to eat it. Finally the little
girl, taken between the rudeness of
whispering at the table and the rude
ness of not eating her food, leaned over
and, with a choking voice and quiver
ing lip, whispered to her mother: "Mam
ma, it is not nice. It's raw at one end
and rotten at the other."
An English Explanation.
This Is the way a prominent English
paper explains it:
Tbe president of the United States,
who receives a salary of ?10,000 a
year, must pay for all the food consum
ed at the White House, and the ex
penses of getting up an elaborate state
dinner are not smalL Cigars and
wines the president buys, and they
must be of the best. He has to main
tain his own equipage. The govern
ment, however, allows him a valet; al
o a clerk, who opens all his letters.
All other personal servants must be
engaged by the master and mistress of
the White House.
Sir Herbert Maxwell gives in -his
"Memories of the Months" the follow
ing copy of a beguiling advertisement
set forth by a Scandinavian who could
"pk Inglis" and who had a shrewd
idea of luring tourists to his salmon
Look Her! Salmoni The honorable travelers
are averted to, that undersigned, who lives in
Forde pr. VoL den Romsadals county, Norway,
short or long time, hires out a good Salmonrlver.
Good lodging anda. DIDan MAA..
A Combination Tree.
A pine tree ~and a birch tree have
grown so close together In Woolwich,
Me., that one trunk serves for both,
sending forth pine branches oan one
side and birch on the other. The union
seems a happy one in spite of the fact
that the two trees are as widely sep
arated by the botanists as two well
can be, and the gnarled branches of
the pite embrace the birch in a most
How'They Broke Up.
An amusing story is related in "Ca
nadan Savage Fdlk" of the manner in
which an adjourrument was taken by a
mass meeting. A missionary who bad
started a schoo: among the Indians met
with oppositli, and the meeting had
been called .n suppr't 'rival
There were several ,.g r. ho dle
nounced the school in existence. We
replied vigorously, showing the effi
ciency of the school and denouncing
in turn the methods adoptod by the op
position. An Indian chief produced
some specimens of. work done pt the
school, and several speakers supported
the work as it was- being done. The
limax was reached when a gentleman
rose and said:
"I move the whole thing bust!"
The chairman put the motion.
"It is moved and seconded that the
whole thing bust!"
The audience sprang to their feet
and, waving hats, yelled "Busted!" and
made for the door. Thus ended the
first and last oDoosition in that matter.
"Was this man Dennis an entire
stranger to you?" asked the cross ex
amining counsel of a witness in an im
"Sorr?" said the witness, whose stu
pid face was crossed with wrinkles of
anxiety, for he bad been warned to be
cautious and exract in his answers.
The lawyer repeated his question.
"Well, no, sorr," said the witness,
with a sudden leam of enlightenment.
"He couldn't be that, for he had but
the wan arrmn, sorr, but he was a
parrtial stranger, sorr. Ol'd niver seen
him befoor."-Youth's Companion.
Punishment and Reward.
Whenever a certain Atchison boy is
bad, his mother makes hhhu put on his
Sunday clothes. She finds that this Is
punishment enough, though it is re
ward for her girls when they behave
A Pgeon as Valet to a Crow.
"Tom was the name given to a lordl;
young crow," says Florence M. Kings
ley in The Ladies' Home Journa
"Beauty was a snow white pigeon o
about the crow's age, with whom h
was reared. Just how It came abou
we never knew, but we soon discoverer
that Beauty regularly acted as maid o
all work to Tom. She fetched and car
rled morsels of food at his imperiou
command, and one of her unvaryin
duties was the preening of her meas
ter's feathers. Tom was very much o
a dandy. His coal black plumage a
ways appeared perfectly dressed an
shining, but the arduous labor of hi
toilet was performed for him twic
every day by the humble and affectiot
"Our tine gentleman would comei
from a roll in the dust or a dip in th
fountain and. seating himself upon
certain railing, utter a short. sharp cal
Instantly Beauty would descend to hi
side and begin her task. Buttering anx
lously from side to side as she worked
drawing each shining black feathe
carefully out to its full length in he
pink bill, Tom meanwhile dozing luxt
riously, with closed eyes, after th
manner of the complacent patron of
skillful barber. If Beauty unfortunate
ly pulled a feather too hard, a squaw
and a sudden peck informed her of he
His Spelling System.
Dobbs met his friend Turner in th
tram. They were both going to Bic
mingham and stopped at the same h<
tel. Turner registered his name "E. E
Dobbs, noticing it, exclaimed, "Here
what are you using such a foreign, oul
landish name for?"
"I am not assuming any foreig
name," replied Turner.
"What kind of a name is it, then?"
"That is my identical old name, an
it is English too-pronounced 'Tnt
"I can't see how you make 'Turner
out of those 13 letters; besides, what I
your object in spelling that way?
"Well, you see, nobody ever notice
my name on the register when I wrot
it 'Turner,'" the latter explained. "bt
since I commenced writing It 'Phthol<
gynrrb' I set them all guessing. It in
as I said before, English spelling
'Phth' is the sound of 't' in 'phthisis
'olo' Is the sound of 'ur' in 'colonel
'gn' -there is the 'n' in 'gnat,' 'yrrb' i
the sound of 'er' in 'myrrh.' Now, I
that doesn't spell 'Turner' 'what does i
When the optimist was dispossesse
and thrown, along with his househol
Impedimenta. into the cold street, h
"Why do you laugh, my friend?" in
quired a passerby.
"Because I have just now bee
emancipated from toil." replied the op
timist. "For years my life has bee
one long struggle to keep the wolf frot
the door. But now that I have bee
deprived of the door I no longer an
compelled to toiL Sweet. Indeed, ar
the uses of adversityl"
Then the optimist walked off, whh
tling gayly, into the sunshlne.-Nel
To be honest, to be kind, to earn
little and to spend less, to make, upo
the whole, a family happier by hi
presence, to renounce where that sha
be necessary and not to be imbittere<
to keep, a few friends, but these witI
out capitulation; above all, on the sam
grim conditions to keep friends wit
himself-here is a task for all that
man has of fortitude and delicacy.
Robert Louis Stevensofi.
Queer Indian Dle11efa.
There is an odd feature in the theo
ogy of the small Indian tribe of th
Bella Coola, which Inhabit British Cc
lumbia in about latitude 52. They be
lieve that there arc five worlds, on
above the other, and the middle one I
our own world, the earth. Above
are two heavens, and under it arc tw
1mderwolds. In the upper heaven I
the supreme deity, who is a womal
and she doesn't meddle much with th
affairs In the second world below hel
The zenith is the center of the lowe
heaven, and here Is the house of th
gods, in which live the sun and the res
of the deities.
Our own ea:-th Is believed to be a:
island swimming izn the ocean. Tb
first underworld from the earthi
Inhabited by ghosts who can retur:
when they wish to heaven, from whic
place they may be sent down to ou
earth. If then they misbehave agaix
they are cast into the lower of the ut
derworas, and trozn this bourne n
ghostly traveler returns. -
The Bella Coola are sun worshipert
for Senes, the sun, the master of th
house of gods, who also is called "th
father" and "the sacred one," is the or
ly deity to whom the tribe pray. Eac:
family of the Bella Coola has its ow:
traditions and its own form of the cum
rent traditions, so that in the mytholc
gy of the tribe there arc counties
contradictions. When any one not;
membr of a clan tries to tell a trad!
tion which does not belong to his clat
It Is like a white man trying to tel
another's joke-he is considered as at
propiating the property right whic
does not belong to him.
Hard Ducks to Kill.
The screaming walloon is a hard due:
to kilL Its hide is very tough and I
thickly covered with feathers an'
down. Besides the bird Is a grea
iver, one of the kind that used t
dive at the flash" when hunted wit:
the old arm that flashed when fired. I
s of very little value for table use, be
Ing so tough. The only way to manag
It at all is to skin it and parboil it in
big pot with plenty of water. The ne
roes make caps of walloon skins.
'They are great ducks for diving,
says a well known Tred Avon rive
"They can dive quicker, go dow:
deeper, remain under water longer an
ome up farther away than any othe
duck that frequents our waters. I re
member once 1 succeeded in killing
walloon, and, being short of game fo
the table, I determined to cook m;
bird. I got a negro to skin it. givin;
him the hide for his trouble. After be
lug cleaned we put it in a great pot fu:
of water and under it kindled a ho
fire. After awh-.e I wanted to see hos
the cooking of my duclk progressed an
lifted the top off the boiling pot. bu
there was so much steam escaping
ould not see into the pot and struck
match over it. The blamed walloor
sir, dived at the flash of the match. I
disappeared and has never been see:
The orange came to Europe from A
rica In the eleventh century. Sir Wa
tr Raleigh brought It to England I
the sixteenth century. It was firt
planted In Australia in 1788.
Daisy was originally the eye of da;
r ay's eye.
Drawing the Line.
A good story is told in Missouri at
the expense o? its once famous govern
or, Claiborne F. Jackson. Before he
solved the enigma of lovelock ho had
married five sistcrs in reasonable
t lapses of conseeutiveneS:. After one
wife had heen lost anil appropriately
Smourned he espoused another, and he
kept his courting within a narrow cir
cle of his own rehitives. for he rather
liked the family.
The antiquated father of these girls
was almost deaf. and when the gov
ernor went to this octogenarian to ask
for his surviving daughter the follow
f ing conversation ensued:
"I want Lizzie."
"I want you to let me have Eliz-a
b "Oh, you want Lizzie, do you? What
"For my wife."
"Oh, yes. Just so. I bear you. boy."
r "I'm precious glad you di." muttered
r the governor.
"Well," slowly responded the vet
eran, "you needn't halloo so that the
whole neighborhood knows it. Yes.
you can have her. You've got 'em all
now, my lad, but for goodness' sake. if
r anything happens to that 'ere poo-: mis
guided gal. don't come and ask we for
the old woman!"
Jackson .clemnly promised that he
Origin of "Wh1g-"
Several reasons have been assigned
to account for the word "Whig." uni
versally known to all the English
speaking people. By some the word is
supposed to be a contraction of a lon
ger one, "whiggamore." which in some
parts of England and Scotland. espe
cially Scotland, signilies a drover or
It was in 1670 that the word first
became common in the British isles,
when the struggle was in progress be
g tween the peasantry and the aristoc
racy to have or not to have the bill
passed by parliament to exclude the
Duke of York from the line of succes
sion. All who were opposed to placing
the duke in the line of succession were
derisively called "whiggamores," or
"drovers," just as the city dude of to
day speakers of the "graugers," the
"grays," the "chin whiskers" and the
r But Scotch tradition gives altogether
a different reason for the existence of
the word. It is this: During the early
religious wars in Scotland the weakest
of the factions used the words "We
Hope In God" as a motto. The Initials
of these words were placed on their
banners thus. "W. U. 1. G.," and soon
? all the followers of that clan were giv
en the title of "Whig." which was aft
erward attached as a party nickname.
The Captain of an Ocean Liner.
Nowadays the captain is the host of
2 the ship. He Is no longer the gruff,
rough seadog in a pea jacket of years
D gone by. He must observe some of the
social amenities; he must talk to the
e passengers now and then when the
weather is fine; he must take his seat
at table when he may; he must be a
kind of diplomat also and possess wit
and tact and a patience sublime; he
must see that no jealousies develop
among the passengers. I have been
told of the very obliging captain who,
to please the lady who asked to be
shown the equator while the ship was
in southern seas, pasted a hair across
the large end of a spyglass and told the
lady to look. And the lady through the
glass declared she could see the equa
tor "as plainly as A B C." One other
polite captain'T have heard of-one who
directed an officer o:2 the bridge to "do
as the lady wishes,' when the lady re
quested that the captain steer the ship
-over to the horizon so she could see
what the horizon was like.-Captain
- Jamneson in Collier's.
A Korean Prison.
iThe gate was wide open, and the
courtyard was full of prisoners, and the
surrounding buildings were old and
tottering. I asked the chief, whom one
of the two or three listless attendants
called for us, why the prisoners did
not run away. "Oh," he replied, "they
- would be caught and beaten again and
kept longer. Now they will get out
But as I looked at them I saw they
1dId not run because they could not.
The life was beaten out of them. The
keepers brought the heavy red cord
wIth a brass hook at the cnd and
trussed up a man with it to show how
rthe beating was done and then brought
us the stiff rods with which victims
wee pounded over the shins and
'thighs until the beaten spots were sim
ply masses of festering rottenness.
There was a room, black, foul, leprous,
Sin which the men were fastened In the
stocks. The Black Hole of Calcutta was
-scarcely less merciful than this.
'rTelegraphing With Cannons.
When the first vessel completed the
passage of the then new Erie canal in
1825, there being no such thing as a
-telegraph In those days, the news was
communicated to New York and to
Buffalo by cannons placed within hear
ing of each other all the way along
from Albany to each of the other cities.
The signal was passed along In this
way from Albany to New York city
and back again to Albany In 58 min
Sutes. The esperiment was a costly
Sone, but was a success in every particu
They wvere looking over the paper to
gether. "Oh, my, how funnyl" said
"What Is it? he asked.
"Why, here's an advertisement that
-says, 'No reasonable offer refused.'"
"What is there odd about that?'
"Nothing, nothing," she replied, try
- ing to blush; "only those are my senti
Another wedding shortly.
H fonana Customu.
Holland has some peculiar customs.
SIn many towns bulletins are affixed to
- the doors of houses in which persons
are sick in order that their friends may
Sbe apprised of the state of their health
-without knocking or ringing, and In
H aarlema the birth of a child Is an
tnounced by means of a small placard
,adorned with red silk and lace.
t A Long Wait.
Katrine-I was reading this morning
Sof a man who cooked his own break
fast for 15 years.
Max-He must have been very hun
1gry when he finally got it done.
A medical journal declares that len
tils are not only richer in proteids than
peas or beans, but are also more
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The only two great European capitals
that never have been occupied by a
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Carts and Carriages
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With haztness and Desgatch
R. A. W HIT E'S
I repair Stoves, Pumps and run water
ipes, or I will put down a new Pump
If 'you neced any soldering done, give
e a call.
My horse is lame. Why? Because 1
id not have it shod by R~. A. White,
te man that puts on such heat shoes
ad makes horses travel with so much
We Make Them Look New.
We are making a specialty of re
pinting old Buggies, Carriages, Road
arts and Wagons cheap..
Come and see mc. My prices will
lease you, and I guarantee all .of my
Shop on corner below Rl. M. Dean's.'
MANN!NO. S. C.
Digests what you eat.
his preparation contains all of the
igestants and digests all kinds of
>od. ltgivesinstant relief and never
ails to cure. It allows you to eat all
te food you want. The most sensitive
stmachs can take it. By its use many
tousands of dyspeptics have been
ured after everything else failed. It
revents formation of gas on the stom
ch, relIeving all distress after eating.
)ietngunnecessary. Pleasant to take.
t can't help
but do you good
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Notie to [MMlIS, M~1W l@fltIS,
Omcx OF JUDGE OF PaOBATF.
Manning, S. C., August 1, 1900. (
To Executors. Administrators, Guardians and
I respectfully call your attention to annexed
tatute. You will pleasc give this matter early
ttention. Vr epcfly
Jer resp tIN5 DHAM,
Judige of Probate.
Sec. :010( (19 I). Executors, Administrators,
Guardians and Committees, shall annually
toy.acny- m beor thc firt day of Julyuof
ach year. render to the Judge of Probate of the
ounty from whom they obtain Letters Testa
nentary or Lette-rs of Administrators or LeS
trs of Guardianship. etc., a just and true ac
ou uoch. of the receipt ad expendi
yar. whitch. when examined and approved,
hall he deposited with the Invehtory andap
a:isemnt or other papers belonging to sush
state. in the otiice- of said Judge of Probate,
tere to be kept for the inspection of such per
ons as may be interested in the estate-(under
ppo toh 1 1 day of March. 1897.
WI-lE N YOU COME
TO TOWN GALL AT
Which is fitted up with an
eye to the comfort of his
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SH AVING AND
Done with neatness an
dispatch..... .. ...
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