Newspaper Page Text
The Public Will Please Excuse Me.
I am sure the public and my friends will excuse my
apparent neglect of my advertising columns this week,
when they learn of my great affliction and distress--at
the bedside of my ill wife.
W. E. JENKINSON.
Iannounced, to which ladies are cordially invited.
We promise this to be of great interest to you as for Style, Quality and
Prices. We hope we are able to satisfy you after spending three months time
at Northern markets.
Our Dress Goods,
Which isup-odt a nice variet offers great economieds,.h es e
lected stye and quty for the lwest price ever paid.Welsecdanfuy
gua call special attention to our LADIES' JACKETS which we have in all
prices, the very Tatest makes. Also finest Cloaks for Misses' and Children, fully
alorr am fine of Ladies' Ready-Made Underwear at lowest prices.
D. HIRSCH MANN
Next to Postoffice.
The people of Clarendon buying Grocer
ies in any quantity should obtain Avant's
Our prices to be lower. We are the lowest
price-makers of best quality Merchandise.
COME TO SEE US.
Avant Mercantile Co.,
SUMMERTON. S. C.
Corn(lucicO( 7)v IPaxile W. C. T. U.
National Motto--"For God. Home and Na
State Motto-" Be Strong and of Good Cour
Our watchword-Agitate. Educate. Organize.
"God helping me. I promise not to buy.
drink, sell or give
Intoxicating liquors while I live:
From bad companions Ill refrain
And never take God's name in vain.
Total Abstinence the Dictate of Common
A part from the most discussed
question of the duty of total ab
s t i n e n c c from intoxicating
drinks.there is the less frequent
1 v considered but important
question: "If one has the privi
lege of choice, is it better to be a
total abstainer, or to pursue an
other course?" On that ques
tion the editor has positive views
and he is glad to express them.
Some years ago the editor,
then a Philadelphian, was at a
luncheon given in the Ritten
house club by Dr. William Pep
per, Provost of the University
of Pennsylvania, after the exer
cises of Commencement Day. As
Provost Pepper was moving
from one small table to another
where his guests of the day
were seated, he sat by the edit
or's side for a while, and he said
familiarly among other things:
"I notice that you do not
drink any wine to-day. Do you
never drink wine?"
"No, I ifever do," was the re
"Do you refrain from prefer
ence, or from conscientious mo
"Partly from both causes. I
need to be always in good physi
cal condition, in order to enable
me to do my best work at all
times. To secure this, I refrain
from everything in the line of
narcotics or brain stimulants.
I avoid all that would deaden
my nerves or excite my brain,
and which might lead me to
think for a time that I am not
as weak or as tired as I am. I
want to know what is my true
possession of capital. I am care
ful not to borrow tomorrow's in
come for today's expenditure. I
want to go to bed at night with
brain balance overdrawn."
Dr. Pepper, who was eminent
as a physician, as well as an ex
eptionally hard worker with his
brain and nerves, said heartily,
as he brought down his hand on
the editor's knee:
"I must say that that is sound
reasoning, from a physician's
point of view."
Thus, as a matter of personal
preference, within the sphere of
Christian liberty, and in accord
nce with the best judgment of
minent medical authority, not
swayed by extreme total absti
ence prac-tice or preference, the
editor is, and far more than
hree score years has been a rigid
total abstainer and this course
e recommends to others.
Not only in view of his per
sonal preference and best judg
ment, but as a matter in which
ample may be influential be
ond our thought,he has deemed
total abstinence the only safe
ourse. An instant illustrating
this that occurred thirty years
ago impressed itself forcibly on
Being in San Francisco in 1872
e heard much said about the
California wines and he was re
peatedly urged to try them. An
old friend, whose guest lie was,
was particularly desirous that
e should test their superiority,
:entioning a favorite brand in
particular, as he was aware of
the fact that in younger days the
editor was an apothecary, and
had some knowledge of the dif
ferences in wines. A few days
after their conversation on this
:atter, they were together~ in
vited to a dinner at a a neigh
bor's. Here came a new trial.
T wo valued servants, who had
for years lived in th~e editor's
family in Hartford, were now im
the family where he had been
invited to dinner. At the dinner
were several kinds of wine, but
as they were proferred to him
e declined. The hostess for
the evening urged that he should
try their choicest California
wines, naming especially the
favorite brand of his old friend.
The bottle was already open,and
the others were drinking from it.
Why should he not try it, he was
asked, enough to express his
opinion on it? But he declined.
His hostess ui-ged him to yield,
until he thought she was press
iug the matter unduly, and lie
was therefore the firmer, and the
linner was ended.
The next day he met the elder
of the two servants, whom lie
respected and valued foi- her
worth. To his surprise she said,
as to the dinner of the evening
'When we wore preparing :or
the dinner, mny mistress was con
sidering what wines we were to
have. I said, 'Mr. Trumbull
never drinks wine.' She said,
'He'll drink wiine at our table to
night-you see if he doesn't.' I
said, 'If Mr- Trumbull taszes
your wine, you can take off a
month's wages of mine.' 1 just
knew you wouldn't touch wine."
And the editor thanked the
Lord that he had not lost his'
go-od name with her as a total
abstainer who could be depended
on. He then realized anew that
we are always in the balance be
fore our fellows, always being
watched to see what we do; and
that for our own sakes, and for
the sake of others, total absti
nence is our only safe rule.
The writer has had varied ex
periences in life, as enabling him
to test and confirm the reasona
blness of his views in favor of
total abstinience. He has travel
ed in Europe, Asia, Africa and
years, been in the principal
wine growing countries of the
world. He has lived on ocean
and sea and river, on desert and
prairie and mountain; he has
been compelled to drink the vil
est water imaginable, but he has
never been where he thought
that the best wine or other alco
holic beverage was so safe or so
desirable, in view of what he saw
as the poorest water available to
him. This is so far as his per
sonal experience taught him.
As to the experience of others
whom he knew or observed, the
evidence is in the same direction
as his own. As to the peril in
departing from total abstinence,
he can say that in a large major
ity of cases his personal friends,
both boys and girls, who were
not contented to remain total ab
stainers either died drunkards
or are living as such. He has
seen no fewer drunkards in wine
growing countries than in the
vicinity of breweries and distil
eries. He has found that no
strength of will or earnestness
of religious profession or prac
tice, would surely enable a per
son to pursue a course of safe
moderation if he or she departed
from total abstinence. He has
seen so many men of exceptional
strength of will and character
yield to intemperance; he has
seen so many clergymen of differ
ent denominations, and so many
lovely women follow in a similar
course, that he is afraid to depart
from the safe and desirable course
of total abstinence.
He thanks God that he has the
the privilege of being a total ab
stainer, and he knows that that
course is the only safe one for
him. He believes that that
course for any one, and there
fore he recommends it to all.
Sunday School Times.
Do Good-It Pays.
A Chicago man has observed that,
"Good deeds are better than real estate
deeds-some of the latter are worthless.
Act kindly and gently, show symyathy
and lend a helping hand. You cannot
possiby lose by it." Most men appre
ciate a kind word and encouragement
more than substantial help. There are
persons in this community who might
truthfully say: "My good friend, cheer
up. A few doses of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy will rid you of your
cold. and there is no danger whatever
from pneumonia when you use that
medicine. It always cures. I know it
for it has helped me out many a time.
Sold by The R. B. Loryea Drug Store,
Isaac M. Loryea. Prop.
A Message From the Pulpit.
In the old days, and probably
to some extent at the present
day, the Scotch clergyman was
very much the pastor of his
flock. He looked out for the
big and little needs of their
souls, and also of their bodies.
Dean Ramsey, in his book,
"Scottish Life and Character,"
tells a story vouched for by one
of his correspondents as au
John Brown. burgher minis
ter at Whitburn, grandfather of
the author of "-Rab and His
Friends," was traveling in the
early part of last century on a
small Shetland pony to attend
thte summer sacrament at EHad
ington. Between Musselburgh
and Tranent he overtook one of
his own people.
"What are ye dain'here Janet,
and whaur ye guan this warm
"'Deed. sir,"~ replied. Janet,
"I'm gaun to Haddington for the
occasion, an' expeck to hear ye
preach this efternoon.'
"Vera weel. Janet, but whaur
ye gaun to sleep?"
"I dinna ken, sir, but Provi
dence is aye kind, an' 'provide
Mr. Brown jogged on to BHad
After service in the afternoon,
before hte pronounced a blessing
he said from the pulpit:
"Whaur's the auld wifie that
followed me frae Whitbun?"
"Here I am, sir!" piped a shrill
voice from a back seat.
"Awell." said Mr. Brown, " I
have fand ye a bed; ye're to
sleep wi' Jennie Fife."
Court convenes October 26,. Judge
Watts presides, the following is the
JTohn C. JTenkinson. Panola.
Jos. S. DuRant. Dunlant.
Butler R. Mor-ris. Turbeville.
W. P. MeKnight, Workman.
T. P. Broughton. Pine wood.
W. H. Gaillard. DuRant.
W. S. Dennis. Turbeville.
Willie McCall, Manning.
R. E. Burgess. Bethlehem.
J. R. Bradham. Manning.
Douglas Hlolladay, Panola.
H . Grier Frierson. Manning.
J. J. Brogdon, Oakland.
J. WV. Rigby, Manning.
J1. J. Gardner. St. Paul.
J. J. Nettles. Alcolu.
P. B. Harvin, Silver.
W. M. Mitchum. Manning.
H-. S. Dollard, Manning.
R. H. Green, Turbeville.
. C. Dennis. Turbeville.
J. D. Pack, Paxville.
H. D. Barrineau. Manning.
0. E. Webber. Manning.
M. 1B. Corbett, Paxville.
WV. WV. Johnson. Manning.
D). M. Barnal. Wilson.
P. E. Lowder, Jordan.
JT. E. Beard. Turbeville.
W. A. Rlichbourg. Sumnmer-ton.
WV. T. Tobias, Manning.
J1. P. WV. Gibbons, Jr.. New Zion.
J. S. Evans. Workman.
.J. Marion Bradham. Paxville.
E. J. Buddin, New Zion.
Beas.Z the ~The Kind You Have Always Bought
State Fair, Columbia, S. C.-Low Rates Via
Atlantic Coast Line.
Tick ets on sale October 24th to 29th,
inclusve. and for trains scheduled to
arrive in Columbia prior to noon of
October 30 th.
Fina'. limit of all tickets will be No
vember 2nd t903. The r-ate from .\lan
ning to Columbia and return for this
occasion will be $2.30. including one
admission into the Fair Grounds.
WV. J. CRAIG,
General Passenger Agent.
H. M. EMERSON,
Ran a Ten 'enny Nail Through His Hand.
While opening a box, J. C. Mount, of
Three Mile Bay, N. Y., ran a ten pen
ny nail through the fleshy part of his
hand. "I thought at once of all the
pain and soreness this would cause
me," he says, "and immediately applied
Chamberlain's Pain Balm and occasion
ally afterwards. To my surprise it re
moved all -ain and soreness and the in
jured parts were soon healed." For
sale by The R. B. Loryca Drug Store,
Isaac M. Loryea, Prop.
WORK AND LOOK YOUNG.
You Will Succeed if Your Heart Is
In Your Labor.
Is it hard work that makes people
grow old or is it because they do not
have enough to do. or. rather, do not
find the thing they are best fitted to do?
The hardest worked people in the
world are the actresses, yet some of
them, without mentioning names, are
sixty and some play the parts of lovers
and boisterous young tomboys at an
even greater age.
The Americans are the hardest work
ed people in the world, yet foreigners
call us a young looking nation. Noth
ing makes a people look so young as
liberty. 'There Is none of the cramped,
caste restricted blight upon our people
that is seen in Europe. The oldest look
ing people in the world are not those
who have worked hardest, but those
who have not worked at all. If one
would see them he wants to go to the
fashionable watering places. There he
will see comparatively young men and
women who have never worked, either
with body or mind, driven around in
bath chairs or hobbling about on canes,
while men absorbed in business are of
ten quite robust at seventy.
Where hard work ever killed a man
laziness and inaction have killed a
score. It is the class that feels above
work that nature has little use for.
Work and look young!-Boston Globe.
The Rock That MoseN "Smote."
The famous "Rock in Iloreb," an
ciently called the "Rock of Massah"
grid at present known throughout the
orient as the "Stone of the Miraculous
Fountain." being the identical rock
which Moses struck with his rod in or
der to give water to the children of Is-.
rael, is religiously preserved and
guarded even down to this late date.
Dr. Shaw in his book "Shaw's Travels"
says, "It is a block of granite about
six yards square lying tottering and
loose in the middle of the valley of
Rephidim and seems to have originally
been a part of Mount Sinai."
The action of the waters of that mi
raculous fountain, as related in the
seventeenth chapter of Exodus, hol
lowed a channel about two inches deep
and more than twice that broad across
the face of the rock, this not upon un
supported testimony, but upon the
word of such men as the Rev. Dr.
Shaw, Dr. Pocock, Lieutenant Clogher
and other eminent scholars and trav
elers. M. Beaumgorton, a Gerinan no
bleman who visited the "Rock of Ho
reb" in the year 1507, declares his be
lie? in the generally accepted story of
it being the rock of Moses' famous
Famous Moated Houses.
The moat which so often surrounded
hals and castles in the old days is now
generally dry and filled up, but some
remarkaule specimens still remain.
Perhaps the finest example of a moated
house is 'ielmngham Hall, the seat of
Lord Tc liemache, in Suffolk, about
eight miles from Ipswich. The draw
bridge still remains, and it has been
raised every night for more than 300
years, the ancient precaution being ob
served even though the need for it has
long passed by. The moat which suir
rounds Leeds castle, near Maidstone, is
so wide that it may almost be called a
lake. The ancient Episcopal palace at
Wells is surrounded by walls which in
lose nearly seven acres of ground and
by a moat which is supplied with wa
ter from St. Andrew's well. A vener
able bridge spans the moat, giving ac
cess through a tower gateway to the
outer court.-Londoni Standard.
Life After Death.
A German biologist has been investi
gating the question of the activity of
animal bodies after death and has pub
lished some suggestive conclusions. It
appears that death is not instantane
ous throughout the physical organism,
for it has been observed that many of
the different tissues continue active for
a considerable period after the time
when the animal is assumed to be dead,
particularly in the ease of the lower an
imals. Cells from the brain of a frog,
for example, have been kept alive for
over a week when held in certain solu
tions, and the heart of a frog has been
known to beat for many hours after be
ug removed from the dead body. The
hearts of turtles and snakes will beat
for days or evict a week after death.
One Was Enough.
"You love my daughter?" said the old
"Love her!" he exclaimed passionate
ly. "Why, I could die for her! For one
soft glance from those sweet eyes I
wuld hurl myself from yonder cliff
ad perish, a bleeding, bruised mass,
upon the rocks 200 feet below!"
The old man shook his head.
" I'm something of a liar myself," he
said, "and one is enough for a small
faily like mine."
His Bad Mernorr.
"I suppose," said the condoling neigh
bor, "that you will erect a handsome
mpnument to your husband's mem
"To his'-memory!" echoes the tearful
wdow. "Why, poor John hadn't any.
I was sorting over somne of the clothes
he left today and found the pockets
fufl of letters I had given him to mail."
Jones-Wo-ider what made Mrs. Sut
ton look so heated when she picked up
that photograph from her husband's of
Jaynes-Go'od reason for becoming
heated. It was one of his old flames,
you know.-Boston Transcript.
"Do you think that betting Is
"It depends on circumstances," an
swered the town oracle. "If you can't
afford to lose it's wrong; if you can it's
merely silly ."-St. Louis Lumberman.
A Care For Dyspepsia.
I had dyspepsia in its worst form and
felt miserable most all the time. Did
not enjoy eating until after I used Ko0
dol Dyspeysia Cure which has comn
~letely cured mo.--\rs. Wr W. Saylor
Hilliard. Pa. No appetite, loss of
strength. nervousness, headache, consti
pation, bad breath, sour risings, indi
gestion, dyspepsia and all stomach
troubles are quickly cured b)y the use
of Kodol. Kodol represents the natur-al
juices of digestion combined with the
greatest known tonic and reconstruc
t~ive properties. It cleanses, purifees
and sweetens the stomach. Sold by The
. B. Torya Dor Se.
Shenring Process Not used In Shet.
1=nd on Pure Bred Animals.
The pure bred sheep in Shetland are
not shorn, but plucked. The process
takes place generally in June, when
the fleece is "ripe" and the silky wool
can be pulled off without pain.
This is called "rooing" and is much
less damaging to the young 1 ber than
clipping with shears. . The wool when
thus handled retains its peculiar soft
ness, so that any one of experience can
tell whether the material of a knitted
article has been plucked or shorn. It
ripens first upon the neck and shoul
ders, so that sheep half pulled resemble
in some sort a poodle that is clipped.
We must suppose that harsher han
dling prevailed at oiie time, for we read
that in 1016 the Scottish privy council
spoke of the custom as still kept up "in
some remote and uncivil places," and
James I. wrote to tell them that it had
been put down in Ireland under penal
ty of a fine. Upon this they passed an
act on March 17, 1616, deploring the
destruction of sheep thus caused and
imposing similar fines on ,those who
should persist in the practice.
The Tropic Home.
White men's homes in India, the
West Indies, west Africa and other
parts of the tropics to which civiliza
tion has penetrated are usually run on
the principle of having as much air
and as little furniture 'as possible.
Carpets, rugs, cushions, hangings and
portieres are banished. Tables and
chairs are made of light wickerwork,
bamboo or cane. The floors are pol
ished with cocoanut husks until they
become as slippery as a good dancing
floor. Indeed, they are used for that
purpose nearly every evening in any
settlement where there is society. A
ball in the tropics requires no prepara
tion. After dinner it is only necessary
to move the light furniture to one cor
ner. of the spacious room, send some
body to the piano and start dancing.
The ballroom is practically in the
open air, for wooden "jalousies" form
most of the wall space and are opened
:ike Venetian blinds to let in the cool
The American Farmer.
When the American farmer rises ear
ly In the morning it is to look over
broad and fertile acres that are his
own. When he goes forth it is to fields
that no human being can lawfully step
upon without his consent When he
gathers and garners the harvest he
stores what in a vast majority of cases
no greedy and rapacious landlord can
take from him. It is all his. The pro
ceeds of it are to clothe and feed him
and his family and educate his chil
dren, to be the support of his old age
and the heritage of his posterity. Look
ed at from every point of view, it is
doubtful if there is another human be
ing under the heavens who has more
cause for carrying a light heart and a
contented mind, for regarding the past
with satisfaction and the future with
hope, than the American farmer.-Kan
sas City Journal.
The "Just Alike."
Few people perhaps notice that all
omnibus wheels are painted yellow,
says the London Chronicle, so that any
wheel may be worn with any bus color.
Every circus ring in the world is of
precisely the same diameter, whatever
the size of the auditorium, so that the
rider knows the angle at which he
must lean in San Francisco is the an
gle of safety in St Petersburg. Even
the ladder is "standardized." Every
odman in England knows what he
has to step when toiling up the build
er's ladder, though he may not know
It is seven inches. The sailor who runs
up the ratlines has twelve inches as a
step, and that makes a run possible,
and the firemen's ladder is crossed
with exact equivalence to the ratlines.
Death From Electric Shock.
The ultimate cause of death, when
due primarily to electric shock, is gen
erally considered to be stoppage of
the action of the heart or of the respir
atory organs. That the latter may be
affected is shown by the fact that vic
tims of electric shock are sometimes
brought to -by practice of some of the
well known metheds of artificial res
piration. The cessat'ion of the heart's
action may be due to stimulation of the
nerves which control the beating of the
heart. These, when stimulated to ex
cess, may cause the heart to stop alto
gether.-Archibald Wilson In Cassler's
The Consulting Caddie.
There is one personage who of late
years has rather disappeared from the
golfing world, but used to be greatly in
evidence in it-the advisory caddie.
Many of the caddies of the old Scotch
school used to treat their masters (so'
called) much in the manner that a good
old nurse treats a baby when she is be
ginning to teach it how to walk. In,
those days there was not a stroke
played without the -most careful con
sultation with these sapient mentors.-;
Placing the Blame.
Caller-So the doctor brought you a
little sister the other night, eh?
Tommy-Yeh; I guess it was the doe
tor done it Anyway I heard him tell
in' pa some time ago 'at if pa didn't
pay his old bill he'd make trouble fur
Harry-Blanche says she has insuper
able reasons for remaining single.
Horace-Tes. I know what they are.
Harry-Then she has told you?
Horace-No, but I have seen her.--I
A woman's idea of anticipation is to
pack her trunk two weeks before she
expects to start on a trip.-Atchison
His Businesslike War.
Young Mr. Bizz (briskly, to fai;. pro
prietor of the photograph gallery)-I've
dropped in, Miss Frame, without much
preparation, in the style I usually do
when I make up my mind I want any
thing. Can you take me just as I am?
Miss Frame-Certainly, Mr. Bizz.
What style do you wish-cabinet or
Mr. Bizz-What style? Great Ctesar!
Did you think I'd come with these
clothes on to have my photograph tak
en? I'm asking you to marry me, Miss
A Great Sensation.
There was a big sensation in Lees
ville, Ind., when W. H. Brown of that
place, who was expected to die, had
his life saved by Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption. He writes:
"I endured insufferable agonies from
Asthma but your New Discovery gave
mec immediate relief and soon thereafter
efected a complete cure. Similar cures
of Consumption, Pneumonia, Bron
chitis and Grip are numerous. It's the
peerlees remedy for all throat and lung
troubles. Price 50c. and $1.00. Guar
anteed by The R. B. Loryea Drug
cStoe Trial bottles free.
Krasilos Furniture News'
I thank my friends and patrons for the liberal purchases they
made at my furniture store on my first Bargain Day of the season
This day being a great success, even better than I expected
I have resolved to have another Bargain Sale some time in N-~
vember on a larger scale and more extensive time. The day ant
date vill be announced later on.
WATCH OUT for my Bargain Days and be benefited.
Remember I have the
Largest Line of Furniture
ever seen in Manning. A full line of Crockery. Rugs, Matting
Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Portiers, Pillows, Mattress Pay
Comforts, Cotton Batting, Carpet Lining and Table Covers.'
PICTURES, PICTURE FRAMES,
Picture Moulding, Photograph Frames. Dressing Cases, Mirrors,
Toys, Musical Instruments.
All these goods are the best for the money the market can af
Yours to serve,
THE FURNITURE -MAN.
Levi Block, next to the Mutual Dry Goods Company
It is not yet toe-late to save many tons of hay. Call
and let us sell you one of our Mowing Machines. It is 1
enough for us to tell you that we sell
THE DE E=NG
Every one who has used a Deering Machine for a day -
knows what can be done with it. We have them set up
and will be glad to point out to you their many advan
tages. We are now offering the
Thomas .D marrow.
8 You have but to see them to apprecia' hat a valuable
machine they are for breaking and pulverizing '
We have, too, the Thomas Grain Drill and Fertilizer.
Distributor, which we claim and believe to be the best
thing of the kind made.
Do not fail to see and get our prices on
Cane Mills and Evaporators.
We are selling the Golden Cane Mill and Cook's Pat
tern Evaporators. We have interesting prices in these
HOUSEKEEPERS, we are getting in another lot of
0. K. STOVES and RANGES. Merit tells. Come and
let us show them to you.
Very truly yours,
i&11a1111g Hardwre6 Co0
You aetegniewe h utn aeeCradHato
them.Bewae ofimittion thteebaddwt hatimncu
A ul lneofBugyHanes.Whps Bides ec
Lowet prces Cal andsee
R. F.~~ EPES N
Watches thock Seiewng Sier Diaonds Jaeer C uradHt onas
ineBeef C iatioedgewood Secaesd h ertdin, classe
Atflani CaLine LgyHres Whips L SOMd"esoER,
W'diBirthNG or ORismsPeet
atesock WtrigSiv Da ond eer k u ls
Fi O Chia ew TMSpetce OFFIEye.ase