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first little sore or ulcer makes its ap
Sc e-or a swollen gland in the
breast, or some other part of t. body,
gives the first warning.
To cure Cancer thoroughly and perma
gently all the poisonous virus must be
4mined from the blood-every vestage
2f it driven out. This S. S. S. does, and
is the only medicine that can reach deep
sated, obstinate blood troubles like this.
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A BIT OF DIPLOMACY.
CLEVER TRICK OF AN ENGLISH GOV
ERNOR OF THE PORT OF ADEN.
The Curious Story Connected With
the White House of Bab-e!-31andeb.
A Monument of the Undoing of a
On the foreshore of the Arabian coast
in'the strait of Bab-cl-Mandeb. at the
southern entrance to the Ied sea,
stands a large white house concerning
which the travelers to the far east may
hear a curious story. In the iuiddle of
the nineteenth century, when M. de
Lesseps, after many difficulties, had
successfully floated the Suez Canal
company, the governor of the British
port of Aden. about 100 miles distant,
was surprised one morning by the visit
of a French squadron of very unusual
size for that part of the orient which,
having encountered a terrific storm off
Sokotra, had put in for repairs.
In the mind of the governor curiosity
was at once aroused as to the destina
tion of so large a command, a curiosity
which Increased as he found It impossi
ble to extract any further Information
from the French admiral or his officers
beyond the statement that they were
upon an ordinary cruise, an explana
tion which the former was not the
least inclined to believe.
Firm in the belief, therefore, that
some political move of great Impor
tance was afloat if not afoot, the gov
ernor, in order first of all to gain time,
gave orders to go very tortolselike on
the repairs and then set to work to take
the Frenchmen off their guard by giv
'ng a succession of such entertainments
as both his slender means and the aw
ful barrenness of the place would af
But though at the end of two weeks
the French and British officers had got
upon the best of terms the Immediate
destingion of the French squadron re
mained as much of a mystery to the
governor of Aden as before, and In
spite of all possible delay the repairs
were nearly completed.
Now, it happened that the wife of
the governor possessed an Irish maid,
who had been receiving attentions
from one of the French petty officers
attentions which the girl did not regard
seriously. It occurred to the governor
that by such means something might
be learned of his unexpected visitor's
plans, and a private conversation be
tween the governor's wife and' her
maid resulted In another between the
latter and her French admirer, - by
which it was discovered that Perim is
land was the objective point.
At this information the governor
opened his eyes wide indeed, for, If the
Suez canal were cut through, Perim, as
commanding the southern entrance to
the Red sea, in the middle of the strait
of Bab-el-Mandeb, would be a place of
great strategic importance, over which,
without doubt, it was the intention of
the French admiral to holst the trl
Secretly giving orders, therefore, for
a gunboat to immediately embark a de
tachment of soldiers and steal away in
the night for Perim island, the govern
or then announced a farewell banquet
and ball for the day but one following,
a final act of courtesy with which the
French admiral would willingly hate
dispensed, for he was anxious to sail,
but which he could not well refuse on
account of the use he had made of the
British supplies and machinery at
So the dinner and party in due course
came off, the governor being In high
spirits, because in the meantime he-had
received the news of the occupation of
Perim, which under the circumstances
would surely be followed by the longed
for promotion, and the French admiral
was equally happy, for he hoped on the
morrow to add the same important lit
te speck of land to the dominion of his
own country, thereby covering his
breast with the stars and himself with
Next day, after an interchange of
ordial farewells, the French squadron
sailed away to an apparently unknown
destination, until, when clear of the
land, the course was laid full speed di
rect for Perim island.
Then what was the dismay and dis
appointment of the French admiral and
his officers when, on coming In sight of
their destination, they beheld the Brit
ish flag flying and a company of sol
diers drawn up to give them a proper
salute. It is said the French admiral
was so mortified at being thus outwit
ted that he first fiung his cocked hat
overboard and then followed it hlmself
Ito the sea.
Be this as It may, as Perim was
clearly already occupied by the British,
the only counter move which the
French could make was to take posses
sion of a strip of the foreshore on the
opposite Arabian coast, whe.re they
built the fortified white house in ques
tion, but as the place was entirely at
the mercy of the guns on Perimn island
It was shortly abandoned, to remain to
this day as a monument of a French
"I just saw the young Widow Weeds.
She looked just charming in her mourn
ing," said the pretty woman.
"I suppose," remarked her erotchety
husband, "that you wouldn't mind be
Ing a widow yourself."
"Oh, it's hateful of you to talk that
way, when you know I've got a blue
silk waist that I haven't worn yet"
domne Wrrots are very quick in ac
quiring words and are generally fond
of displaying these new acqnisitions,
but occasionally a bird will be pro
foundly silent until the teacher de
spairs of her mastering a certain
phrase or word; then all at once and
unexpectedly the "scholar" will repeat
so They Do, some of Them.
The teacher had been giving a class
of youngsters some ideas of adages and
how to make them, and to test her
training she put a few questions:
"Birds of a feather-do what?"
"Lay eggs," piped a small boy before
anybody else had a chance to speak.
"You find spring water a very great
advantage in dairying, I presume?"
"Oh, I don't know," said the milk
man. "The average person buying milk
doesn't know the difference between
spring water and any other kind."
A Good Hargain.
Minister (rendinug wedding service)
And you, Hans. take this woman for
better, for worse?
Hans Frankfurter (conscientiously)
For better, sir! She haf $40; I got not
Doctor-Well, my good woman, what
do you want?
Beggar-A quarter, doctor; give me a
quarter, and i'll tell everybody that you
helpe me-New York Times.
Its Curious Javwa and Its Wonderful
With the closest scrutiny it becomes
evident that the bee does not, like
other creatures, house its tongue in its
mouth, but neatly folds it back beneath
its head. Bumblebees, when disturb
vd, have a way of threatening with
their jaws, while the honeybee has
the more direct method of settling in
truders with her sting.
The jaws of the bee are very credit
able organs and can g-- quite a for
midable nip.' Catch a bee in a net and
see how viciously it will bite at the
meshes, working Its jaws sideways in
stead of up and down.
We call this wonderful implement of
the bee a tongue, but In reality it is
more than this, for the whole arrange
ment consists of two slender filaments
called maxilke, the under lip and the
actual tongue. If a drop of honey lies
near the surface of a flower, the slen
der, active tongue, darting out from
the case formed by the maxilke, licks
It up with the same case that a dog
licks a plate. Should the tube of the
.flower be clongated the bee has at
command another length of tongue,
which is shot out from within and
shuts up like a telescope when no
To appreciate fully this delicate
organ you should watch the bee sepa
rate it into its component parts and
clean it out. The lengthening process
of the proboscis, as the tongue and its
allied parts are sometimes called, is
accomplished by a series of springs and
hinges. In addition to th..s telescoping
power, the tongue is a hairy member,
the hairs arranged in rings, the longest
ones toward the center. They assist in
lifting in the nectar and in pumping it
into the mouth. Thence it goes to the
PITH AND POINT.
'Very few people want to know the
truth unless it fits their prejudice.
Every one who doesn't like yoiu is
looking for a chance to laugh at you.
A great deal of nerve is sometimes
necessary to keep from being cranky.
You know a whole lot if you know
enough to know you don't know any
When a boy is not invited to a party,:
he hangs around the outside to see how
things are going.
When a dressmaker makes a quilt
out of silk scraps, the women begin to
look at her with suspicion.
Every one Is some kind of a sinner.
The employee too honest to take a post
age stamp will steal his employer's
Be sensible with your children. When
you want them to do a thing, tell them
why. Don't tell them they must do It
or take a beating, or that they must do
it because you say so.-Atchison Globe.
An Undesirable Boarder.
Some time ago the keeper of a board
ing house retired from business after
having acquired a comfortable com
petency in the course of about 20 years.
During that period her house became
well known In the city and among the
women in her own business. She nev
er realized how well known it was un
til shae set out to find a place to' live in
She'applied first at the house kept by
a. woman nearly as well known as her
self only to learn that there was no
room for her. It was not until she had
been through the same experience sev
eral times that she came to understand
that she was not wanted in the estab
lishments of her former rivals. Her
reputation for keeping a fine house was
too much for the other women, who
did not want to submit to the scrutiny
of a former boarding house keeper who
had made a reputation and a fortune in
She learned, after going to a hotel
where her record could not be used
against her, that she was not the only
woman who had found It difficult to
get into a boarding house after having
kept one of her own. When they are
well known. It is practically impossible
for such women to find quarters, for
whatever her reasons may be the land
lady does not like to shelter her kind.
New York Sun.
Old Militia Elections and New.
From the A merican Revolution to the
year 1823 the officers of the militia of
the state of New York had been ap
pointed by the council of appointment
upon the recommendation of command
ing officers of divisions, brigades and
regiments, and the promotions were
generally made according to rank and
seniority. Under the new constitution
and the militia law of 1823, and in ac
cordance with the democratic spirit of
te period, the eleetion of military offi
cers became the established usage and
has continued until the present day.
The election of officers in 1823 and fol
lowIng year was attended with consid
erable ceremony-officers attending
them In full uniform, and noncommis
sioned officers and privates in undress
"So you proposed to Miss Chillers?"
"Yes," answered Willie Washington.
"You must have known she would
"Of course. But It Is an old saying
that women can't keep a secree, and I
was afraid she would get to comparing
notes. I had proposed to all the other
girls, and I didn't want her to feel
Mrs. ,Tones-Are you aware, Mrs.
Skinbone, that your dog has just bitten!
my little Willie?
Mrs. Skinbone--What, your Wiliej
who has only just got over scarlet fe.
ver? Oh, Mrs. .Tones, if an
should happen to Fido I'd never forgive
The time in the summer at which the
leaves begin to turn is a tolerably sure
indication of the soundness of the
tree. Some trees will keep their foliage
green untIl September, while the leaves
of unhealthy trees will begin to show
signs of turning brown or yellow In
August. '_ _ __ _
Testimony ot the hose.
A. eminent physician now proclaims
that the ancient and general opinion
that the nose Is an inder to charac
ter is a fallacy. And it may be pro
claimed with fully as much confidence
that there is nothing which any emi
nent physician knows to be so that
other eminent physicians do not know
to be "ain't so."--Louisville Courier
Declined the Honor.
"Perkins," said Colonel Hankthun
der, "you have named a new brand of
whisky after me. have you not. Suht"
"I have taken that liberty, colonel,"
answered the distiller.
"Well, suh," rejoined the colonel, "I
shall have to ask you to call it some
thing else. I have tried it, suh."
CAPITAL TEN PERC;ENTERS.
Government Clerks Who Lend to
Their Fellow Workers.
"I reckon I'll sell my salary this
month," remarked the young census
"To whom?" asked his friend.
"Why, to one of the ten percenters,
of.course," was the reply.
Dialogues such as this are of fre
quent occurrence between government
clerks In Washington toward the end
of the month. When a clerk sells his
salary to a ten percenter, he gives the
latter an I 0 U for the entire salary
due him on the following pay day and
receives in exchange 90 per cent of the
amount. The man who makes the loan
retains the remaining 10 per cent,
whence his name of ten percenter.
The ten percenter is said to exist
under one name or another in all of the
great federal department buildings in
Washington. He is invariably a shrewd
government clerk who has a hit of
money of his own or has saved his sal
ary until its accumulation represents
a tidy little sum. This capital he is
ever ready to lend in sums of from $10
In a majority of the Washington of
fices the laws against usurers are so
rigorously enforced that the ten per
center is unable to transact business
in safety as an individual; he exists
nevertheless under the protecting title
of a beneficial society. These fake so
cieties should not be confused with
the mutual beneficiary organizations
which have been established for a
number of years in many of the de
partments, notably the government
printing office, for the purpose of aid
ing sick or disabled members and their
families and of burying the dead. The
ten percenters' society never includes
more than five or six members. They
have their charter and a carefully
drawn constitution and bylaws.
Each member contributes a certain
amount of money to the funds of the
concern, and the other employees of
the office are quietly informed how
they can be accommodated with a loan
for a small bonus. On the first of every
month the pool divides its profits.
These organizations are usually short
lived, as they become unpopular when
the business begins to grow large. The
death of one fake association is rapidly
followed by the birth of a successor,
differing from its predecessor in name
only, so that the ten percenters are en
abled to ply their trade without much
iaiterraption.-New York Sun.
SCRAPS OF SCIENCE.
A scientist who has made a study of
the planet declares that there is snow
Da the moon.
There are 28 pounds of blood in the
body of an average grown up person,
and at each pulsation thr hegrt moves
While cyclones and tornadoes are dif
ferent phenomena, the former appear
to give rise to the latter. Tornadoes
almost always break out, if at all, on
the southeasterly outskirts of a cyclone.
A period of 5 seconds between a flash
,f lightning and thunder means that
the flash is a mile distant from the ob
server. Thunder has never been heard
ver 15 miles from the flash, though
artillery has been heard 120 mIles.
Sir Robert Ball asserted that every
100 years the sun loses 5 miles of its
iameter. To allay anxiety, however,
be mentioned that the 'diameter of the
sun is 860,000 miles and that 40,000
years hence the diameter iu -uld still
be 858,000 miles.
When a Mian Can See noo Miles.
About 200 miles in every direction is
the distance a man can see when, stand
ing, on a clear day, on the peak of the
highest mountain-say, at a height of
16,008 feet, or- a little over five miles
ab~ve the level of the sea. An observer
must be at a height of 0.00T feet above
sea level to see objects at a distance of
100 miles. The distance in miles at
whih an object upon the surfaice of
the earth is visible is equal to the
;quare'root of one- and a half times the
eight'of the observer in feet above the
sea leveL -
Some allowance has to be made for
the effect of atmospheric refraction.
but as the refraction varies at differ
lnt heights and is affected by the vari
aus states of the weather no precisely
accurate figures for general purposes
en be given. Probably one-fourteenth
to one-tenth of the -distance given by
the formula would have to be deducted,
wing to the retraction of the atmos
phere. __ _ _ _ _ _ _
General Lee's Answer.
After the surrender of Appomattox,
General Wise came riding down the
road furiously ,to where General Lee
and his staff were grouped. He was
splashed with mud from head to heels,
and there were great splotches of mud
ried and caked upon his face. Ad
ressing General Lee, he asked in a
theatrical voice, "Is it true, General
Lee, that you have surrendered?"
"Yes, General Wise, it is true."
"I wish, then, to ask you one ques
tion, What Is going to become of my
brigade, General Lee, and what is go
ing to become of me?"
General Lee looked at the splashed
warrior for a full minute and then
said calmly and in a low tone, "Gen
eral Wise, go and wash your face."
There They Were.
"I am here, genatlemen," explained the
pickpocket to his fellow prisoners, "as
e result of a moment of abstraction."
'And I am here," said the incendiary,
'because of an unfortunate habit of
aking light of things." "And L," said
:he forger, " en account of a simple
:lesire to make a name for myself."
"And I," added the burglar, "through
mothing but taking advantage of an
>pening which offered in a large mer
rantile establishment in town."-K~an
ias City Independent.
In all sleeping apartments where car
et is used, in the interest of health, an
uncovered painted mdrgin should en
:lrely surround the room so as to pre
rent the accumulation of ddst, possibly'
rontaining dar gerous microbes in the
rracks. If t s horder is regularly
vashed with water containing a disin
fectant, it will also aid materially in
purifying the room.
"I suppose," said the effusive lady
who was visiting ti:e Meektons, "that
your wife is sure that she has the best
busband that ever lived."
"Ye," answered Meekton, with some
thing like a sigh. "But at the same
time I don't believe she thinks that is
saying much for me." - Washington
Advice From Way Up.
"Understand me," said the balloon to
the parneho'te. "-I wouldnt for the
world encourage drinking. habits in the1
young and innocent, but at the same)
time I don't think a drop would hurt
you in the least."
Whereupon the parachute dropped.
Craindi Plan Dealer.
Lochred Like Economy.
Uncle Hiram (just back from the big
city)-I don't think that nephew of
our'n is got as much money as he
makes out he has.
Aunt Emily-Why, I thought you said
he had such a nice home in the city.
Uncle Hiram-But I didn't tell ye
nothin about him havin both them little
girls o' his'n playin on the same pian
ner at once. I tell ye he's a-gettin hard
up.-San Francisco Chronicle.
From crude petroleum are made kero
sene, gasoline, naphtha, paraffin and
vaseline. A still heavier oil, left as a
residue, is used for axle grease, and the
carbon is turned into sticks for electric
lights. The sulphuric acid which is
used for purifying the products of pe
troleum Is recovered and turned Into
fertilizer for farms where there is too
much phosphate rock, which Is thus
A Slight Denelt.
A weather stained, creaking wagon
drew up- in front. of a photographer's
establishment In a Georgia town. Be
neath its body a lean hound came to a
standstill. A man clad in jeans trou
sers, homespun shirt and guiltless of
coat or vest emerged from the vehicle's
anterior extremity. Settling his soft
slouch hat on the back of his head, he
adjusted his lone gallus and gave the
lines to the wife and baby within. Be
hind these, from the dome of canvas
beyond, peered, big eyed and solemn,
numerous editions of the lord and mas
Entering the shop, the stranger paused
before a case of sample photographs
and, pointing to one, said, "Mister,
what d'yer charge fer takin picters like
"Three dollars a dozen," replied the
Thrusting his hands Into his pockets,
he turned thoughtfully toward the wag
onful of offspring. "Waal, I reckon I'll
have ter wait a bit," he said softly to
himself. "I ain't got but 'leven."
One Pe.ssenger Too Many.
A good story Is going the rounds of
the offices of the Metropolitan Street
Railway company concerning the won
derful presence of mind displayed re
cently by a new conductor. on one of
the company's trolley cars. This 'par
ticular car was bowling along up
Broadway recently when It was hailed
and boarded by a company inspector.
The official hurriedly counted the pas
sengers in the car and found that there
were nine. Then he cast his eye up to
the register and found that there had
been only eight fares rung up. He dis
closed his Identity to the new conduct
or and called attention to the discrep
Slowly and painfully the new hand
counted over his passengers and then
scanned his register.
"Begorra, an you're roIdht, sir," he
said and promptly stopped the car.
"Say," he demanded, addressing the
passengers In an authoritative man
ner, "wan o' youse fellows'll hov to
git off the car-r."-New York Times.
Cleaning M11 Pantings.
An art journal suggests raw potatoes
to clean oil paintings. Hav-e a few po
tatoes at hand, each cut In halves. The
'resh surface is dampened slightly with
cold water and used to rub the canvas.
As the potatoes show soil the surface,
is sliced off and the rubbing continued.
This process will create a little lather,
which should be wiped off as fast as It
accumulates with a clean, damp sponge.
When the whole canvas Is cleaned, It
should be washed over lightly with
clean water from. which the chill has
been taken and finally the water
carefully wiped off with an old clean
silk handkerchief. Rlaw potatoes to
clean paintings are frequently In hear
say evidence, but this description of
the process may be of value. It is sug
gested by way of reasonable caution
that the experiment should be tried
first upon a canvas of trifling value
and upon' one corner of that.
While lecturIng bis conggegation
rather strongly on a recent Sunday
about slack attendance and small col
lections a minister of a church in an
English city used the following elo
quent and forcible sentence: "Yes,
brethren, our collection of a little ever
3 last Sunday included no fewer than
500 halfpennies. We all know about
the widow's mite,. and I am sure we are
very glad to receii-e it; but I don't
think there are 500 wIdows In this con
Witness My Eand.
In the early days only a few schol
ars, priests and clerks knew how to
write. It was then customary to sign
a document by smearing the hand with.
ink and Impressing It upon the paper,
accompanied by the words, "Witness
my band." Afterward the seal was in
troduced as a substitute for the hand
mark and was used with the words
above quoted, the two forming the sig
nature. This 1s the origin of the ex
pression as osed in modern documents.
Just as Bad.
Educated Egyptian-You have no
wonderful hieroglyphics In your coun
try, sir; no mysterious Inscriptions, no
undecipherable relics of an aincient lit
erature whose secrets the wise men of
the world have tried for ages to dis
Tourist-No, we haven't any of those
things, but (brightening up) we've got
our '"railway guides."-ondonl Fun.
During the sieges of mediteval times
it was very common for the beleaguers
to throw from their catapults and oth
er military engines dead bodies of dogs,
swine, together with pieces of horse
flesh and similar carrion Into the city
or castle besieged in order that the de
fenders might by the stench of this
putridity be forced to a surrender.
"What was the matter with Proud
foot that he made such a fool of him
self last night?"
"Oh, somebody had offended him un
wittingly, and he was standing on his
"Oh, was he? I wondered what had
become of lt."-New York Commercial
One Way of Looking at It.
Mabel-Miss Small is treating poor
Ethel-Oh, really, I haven't heard
Mabel-Haven't you? They say she's
going to marry him.-London Kilng.
Blood oranges are sometimes arti
ficially produced by Injecting a few
drops of claret through~ a small aper
ture .n the rind.
Wrttcn Chinese is practically uni
fcrm througho)ut the empire and has
hardly altered during the whole course
of Chinese history. The spoken lan
guage, on the other hand, is constantly
FINICKY TURKISH LADIES.
They Are Very Careful About What
They Take In Their Hands.
Our Constantinople correspondent
writes: It is not generally known that
there exists among Turkish ladies of
high class a kind of caste feeling simi
lar to that prevailing among Hindoos.
Tt takes the form of a fear of contami
nation from the outer world and is only
observed, as far as I know, by those
who cannot afford to keep servants in
sufficient numbers. Before meals ladies
always wash their hands at a tap from
which the water runs into a marble
basin. They will turn on the tap when
they are just going to wash, but when
they have finished they let the water
run till somebody shuts it off, as to do
it themselves would make them un
clean. They cannot open or shut a door,
as the handle would be unclean, so a
slave is generally kept handy for the
One of these fastidious ladies was
talking to a small niece the other day
who had just received a present of a
beautiful doll from Paris. The child
presently laid the doll on the lady's
lap, who was horrified and ordered the
child to take it away. As the little girl
would not move it and no servant was
near and the lady would be defiled by
toucing a doll that was brought from
abroad, the only thing she could think
of was to jump up and let the doll fall,
which broke to pieces. The same lady
will not open a letter coming by post,
but a servant opens it and holds it
near her for her to read. If her hand
kerchief falls to the ground, it is imme
diately destroyed or given away, so
that she should not use it again. This
curious state of exclusiveness or fanati
cism exists, I am told, in many of the
large harems. Among men it is not
In Maryland sparrows have been
known to raise six broods in one year.
In England there are seldom more than
Ostrich farms are profitable. Birds
are worth $100 apiece, and a good spee.
imen yields about $25 worth, of feath
ers at a plucking.
Cats evince, as is well known, a cu
rious emotional disturbance when in
the neighborhood of valerian plant, of
which they are very fond. It apparent
*ly produces in them a species of intoxi
There are records of elephants that
have lived for 200 years, and an age
of 150 years is not regarded as so very
old for an elephant It takes about a
quarter of a century to get the elephant
to full maturity.
A French anatomist hastanalyzed'the
skeletons of 80 chimpanzees, gorillas
and orang outangs and asserts that he
has found in them bone diseases like
those which affilet mankind and - in
about the same proportion.
He Was Satisfed. '
A farmer entered an office in central
New York and sent this message to a
woman in Canada: "Will you be my
wife? Please answer quick by tele
graph." Although he waited the rest
of the day, he got no answer, but the
next morning he got a night dispatch,
sent collect, but favorable. The'opera
tor in expressing his sympathy said,
"Little rough to keep you in suspense
"Look a-here, sonny," the farmer re
marked, "I'll stand all the suspense.
Any woman that'll hold back her an
swer all day to a proposal of marriage,
jest so thet she kin send it half rate at
night, is economical enough tem make
up after I git her for all the loss of
time and injury to feelin's I've suffered
The captain of an ocean steamer is
often warned of the proximity of ice
bergs by the men in the engine room.
When a ship enters water considerably
colder than that through which it hasI
been going Its propeller -runs faster,
and as such water surrounds the vi
cinity of icebergs for many miles the
engineers know when the propeller's
action is greatly accelerated without
any increase of the steam power ice
bergs may be expected. Of course the
thermometer is the most useful indi
cator of icebergs.
Two Calamitous Fires.
The two most calamitous fires ever
known anywhere In the world occurred
in the United States within 13 months
of each other. In the first of these, in
Chicago, on Oct. 8, 9, 1871, the property
loss was $200,000,000, and in the sec
nd, in Boston, Nov. 9, 1872, $80,000,000
of property was consumed. In Chicago
100,000 persons were left without homes
and 200 wore killed. Chicago's beads
the list of the world's destructve con
"That must be a pres~y -bad tooth
ache to swell your face like that. Why
don't you see a dentist?"
"I did call on your friend, Dr. Pull
em, yesterday, and experienced great
"You must be mistaken. Pullem has
been out of town for a week."
"I know. I felt relieved when I found
tht out."-Philadelphia Press.
No Established Credit.
Credit Man-Sorry;, sir, but we can
not open an account with you because
of your financial standing.
Rubbton-Whait's the matter with it?
Credit Man-Why, you've always paid
"There are only two points In suc
"What are they?"
"Work and keep other people from
working you."-Chicago. Herald.
The ethics of pharmacy is not alone
ompetency, but the desire to be cour
teous, obliging, attentive and prompt
to the wants of those who are desirous
of having prescriptions compounded.
Mr. Plumer Clark, Ph. G., second
honor man, realizes this, and our pat
rons can rest assured that he will ac
ord them the most kindly and consid
erate treatment. He is in charge of
our prescription department. While
we do not rest on past laurels still we
can, with pardonable pride, point to
over a quarter of a century of reliable
snd reputable business methods com
ined with courteous treatment to all
without discrimination. It is hardly
ecessary to say that this reputation
vill be miaintained by the present man
igemet. The R. B. Loryea Drug
Store, Isaac M. Loryea, Prop.
Notice is hereby given that that
portion of the "Telegraph Road"
which leads from the Raccoon Road
at the King place to where the new
Summertoni road intersects the Tele
graph Road at Ben Thames' niill, is
hereafter discontinued as a public
oad. T. C. OWENS,
August 4, 1901.
HORACE HARBY. M. F. HELLER. W. P. HAwKTNS.
B E I N G CONVINCED THAT CLARENDON COUNTY
could support a first class, up-to-date Sales and Livery Sta
ble, we have decided to show our faith by our works by purchas
ing the Sprott property east of the Bank of. Manning, and to it we
are pow building a large addition. It is our purpose to do busi
ness as it should be done, on the live and let live policy.
For the present and until. our buildings are completed, we of
fer a magnificent line of
Buggies Wagons and Carts
Guaranteeing our Vehicles to be of reputable builders.
Later we will have Horses and Mules from the best markets
in tle Union, and all purchases from us go with a view of sustain
ing our valued reputation.
COME TO SEE US.
W. P. HAWKINS & C0.
One Door Below the Bank of Manning.
Crockery, Stoves, Tinware.
We can safely say there has not been displayed in Manning for many
days a more beautiful assortment of Crockery than we now have; we can
also add that our prices are equally as attractive to the purchaser.
We offer Plates from M5e to 90 per Set. Cups and Saucers, from 30 to'.
85W pr Set. Bowls and Pitchers, Water Sets, etc., at all kinds of prices.
To appreciate'this collection by the housekeeper it must be seen. See
our show window for parts of it.
SVETC One of the important items that goes to make up the furnish
8 iVr. ing of a household is a good Stove. Housekeepers all know
what a great annoyance a bad stove can be. One of these that gets red
hot'all over before you want to bake something, and when ready the stove
suddenly cools off, or vice versa, and will not bake at all, or bufts up
everything put into it. The Garland or 0. K. King Stoves are not that 6
kind. Buy one of them and see how much pleasanter cooking is when you
are prepared to do it. We haven't the space to give a ful description.
They have cut long centers. All rods on outside, Aluminized oven doors,
oven back and oven rack, producing the only oven interior which is always -
N REWATIWe have the nicest-assortment of Tinware that it Is possible,' -:
. to see anywhere, and of all the nice things in Tinware. Our
Anti-Rust Tin is the best by far. We have it in Scalders, Tea and Coffee
Pots, Milk Pans, Wash Basins and Bread, Raisers. This Ware-is superior
to the old-fashion block tin that used to be the pride of every housekeeper,
and our sales have steadily increased since introducing it to our customers.
We also have a good assortment of common Tinware at very low prices.
In this department we have Scalders, Milk Pans, Coffee
AGATE WARE. and Tea Potwash Basins, Saucepans, etc.
Do you want a good Lamp to read or work by? If so, our Nico[
Lamp wll give you satisfaction. Let us show it to you.
This Lamp should sell for $2.25. While these last we will sell them-for
Very truly yours,
Manning Hardware Co.
Womian's Monthly Tdailg~
Theeshouldbeno dread Oc rJDEo RILK~
* Of the monthly periOd. T ~euos iiaoGadaa
Tro the womanlnperfect miee: atetooanee
health it should be a rene*alef tourp1segvthnmtrery
strengthandvgr Bu-o o
many is it a periodof miserablreat.
suffteng!~ These periods uardaadCmitesal~nal
be made perfetly p. e.4c ody taytebeoehefrtdyfJuyf
regular by using G.F.P. (Ger-utyfo hm hyOtinLtesTet- -
stle's Female P-me). tr fGadasieeajs n reo
Too mnch cannotbesaid for yourworthy remedy foersofucetaetepcdngCedr
female Irregularitius. As a result we have a strong, yawih hneaie n prvd
ealthy, mother who weighatipoudsandaflvementbhs l e~eole ihteIvnoytdp
old boy who weighs n pounds. The mother is a veryprlentoohrparsbogltOsk
tGt0 F.. didt all, salohrideshad ae&treobekpfrthineconfsuhe
w. E.Ntssox,Prin. Xont Eagle, (Tean) Sem'nary.so amybeItrsdInheste-dc
Iyou ca is not ufoere by cu o 01~Apoe h ddyo acIP._
writetinconmnaoefor free advice to a UVY R' AD
i I.ADIEs HEAL.TH CMB eareL.ete Ca
PRICE $5.00 A BOTTLE. ilrcie~i otcrf n
If your draggst desnothandleG.P. P. ask him~ acuat te n
send for it, otherwise sen tsyour order andl~ s l.a m upidwihipoedisr
ewasnaiulyrt i mnt. Adrss
L.SERITLE & 00., Shattanooga,Team.S.0CA EY
The R. B. Loryea Drug Store,Sumro,.C. -.
IsAAC M. LORYEA, Prop. ge f4/GAATE
Is where you get the rightLa e B er
sort of Clothes without dan
grof mistake. Our Clothes W r o npsto osi u
are of the right sort, and you prcs
will appreciate their excel- E P R
lence and smallness of cost.
We Kaue Cloths-to Orde
for those who prefer them. GemnaPM-itsat9cprd.
Lasting Materials, proper fit G R A -M L X
and make and moderate pri- T A T
ces. Your orders will have
our best attention.AliudTncadFofrNrsg
B" ~ l & OMohranInadsBrwdfo
S, W, Cor, King and Wentworth Sis., i orodr iet
CH AR LESTON, S. C. crflatni.
J. M. McCOLLOUGH, TI
pposite Legg &Hutchinson's Stables. GRA A BEIG G.
Give me a trial and 1 will give you ChletnS.C
the best work for little money.
L~and Surveying and Levelings p.etaloealig..C
I will do Surveying, etc., in Claren--:EAR
don and adjoining Counties.
Call at office or address at Sumter, S. Bcce n iyl upis
. P. 0. Box 101.
JOHN RI. HAYNESWORTH.Ialorpiwhesndurntem
DR. J. FRANK GEIGER, MCIEYRPIIGASEILY
MANNING, S. C.J. .BE L
'Phonee No. 25.lilil