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This you can do by seeing and buying from our large stock of
of all styles and best quality. We have a house full of them and
must make room for our fall stock.
If it is A NICE BUGGY you want at a right price we have
it. If it is a serviceable FARM WAGON, we can supply you and
guarantee prices and quality.
In HARNESS we bought the best assortment ever shown
here and have the
Prices to Suit You.
We make good all we say, so you cannot afford to stay away
if in need of anything in our line.
A Host of Satisfied Customers,
and will make one of you if you but give us a chance.
Come to see us whether you buy or not, you will feel better.
W. P. HAWKINS & Coe
S. R. YENNING, Jeweler.
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SPECTACLES, EYE CLASSES AND
ALL KINDS OF FANCY NOVELTIES.
I make a specialty of WEDDING and HOLIDAY PRES
ENTS and always carry a handsome line of
Silverware, Hand-Painted China, Glassware
and numerous other articles suitable for Gifts of all kind.
COME AND SEE T-EM
All Watch. Clock and Jewelry Repairing done promptly and
LEVI BLOCK. - MANNING. s. C.
Improve Your Homes.
I am miking a specialty this season of putting within reach the material to
make the HOMES ATTRACTIVE, and thereby increase the value of property.
The New Era Ready Mixed Paint
weighs 18 pounds to the gallon and is noted for its durability and for the vast
amount of space it will cover.
THE HAM MAR BRAND
i:, another fine Paint, 1 gallon of Oil added, makes 2 gallons of very heavy
Paint. I want my customers to- use these Paints and I am in position to give
thet my prices on Floor and Lubricating OILS, VARNISHES, etc.
EtWODTI WTR E FENCING
For pastures and yards the best on the market, I buy by car load and will sell
lay on han prcsthe best Rubber and canvass Belting and Machinery Sup
pliyi store is headquarters for STOVES, HARDWARE, CUTLERY, HAR
NESS~ and SADDLERY, CARRIAGE and WAGON MATERIAL, and
When you want anything in my line come to see or write to,
L- EB. DUJFAN-T
Sumter, S. 0.
TO THT: TINES OFFICE.
A LESSON FOR CURRENT THOUGHT.
The Fighting Strength of Russia and Japan.
With Japan and Russia drawn
up facing each other,tense,alert,
ready to throw themselves each
upon the other the instant- war
was declared, much interest at
taches itself to the comparative
strength of the probable combat
ants. For in war "to the strong
is the battle;" and now, even be
fore a gun was fired, we are all
wondering which nation will
emerge victorious from the
Russia is, of course, strongest
in numbers. In time of peace
ber army numbers 860,000 men
with 3,400 guns, and in time of
war 3,460,000 men. But this vast
force would not be available fer
service against Japan. It is es
timated that the Russian force in
the Far East is now 150,000. Mil
itary experts express the belief
that hardly more than 50,600 ad
Iitional soldiers can be maintain
ed there owing to the difficulty
:f forwarding supplies over the
single-track Trans-Siberian road.
And from this probable maxi
mum of 200,000 men there must
be deducted a sufficient force to
guard the railroad, which must
be kept open at all cost, since it
ffords the Eastern force its only 1
irect connection with its base of,1
supplies. Japan could hardly
strike a more effective blow at
Russia than to destroy portions 1
)f the Trans-Siberian track.
Japan's total land strength is
ot more than an eighth of that
>f Russia-in round numbers
[30,000 men and 1,200 guns. The
regular army is composed of 190
)00 men, with a reserve of 35,000.
his regular and reserve force
sould be thrown immediately
.nto Korea and Manchuria.
Since the available land forces
f the two nations are numerical
;he same, the question of the
omparative strenght of the two
Lrmies resolves itself into the
uestion of the comparative qual
ty of the Russian and Japanese
;oldiery. This last is not a ques
;ion easily settled. In the opin
on of American officers who ob
;erved the two armies in the ex
>edition to relieve Pekin in
[900 the Japanese are the better
oldiers. This is not saying that
Russia's troops are of a low
tandard, for Major Craighill, in
ais report on the Russian army
.n Fort China, stated that "as
bserved on the march, on guard
luty, the discipline of their in-1
~antry seemed to be up to the
~xcellent standard which it has
he reputation of maintaining."
t is saying, rather, that Japan's
army is marvelously well organ
TRIBUTE TO JAPANESE ARMY.
In his book, "The Russian Ad
vance," in which he reveals him-1
self very much of a- Russophile,
Senator Beveridge pays this tri
bute to the Japanese army- "It
is a perfect machine, built on the
-erman model, but perfected at
m~inute points and in exquisite
etail with the peculiar ability
:f the Japanese for diminutive
accuracy and completeness. The1
Iapanese army . . . . i s
built like a watch, and each Jap
nese soldier is part of this ma
hine, like a screw or spring or
disk, with this exception--every
soldier is capable of being trans
formed into another part of this
simple yet complex mechanism."1
And of the soldiers he says:
Everywhere on all hands and by
all nations, you will hear the
praise of Japanese gallantry
sounded loud and high even by'
their worst enemies, and a book
ful of stories can be picked up
[llustrative of their daring and
even of their chivalry."
The Russian navy consists of
eighteen battleships, five armor
ed cruisers, nineteen cruisers,
seven torpedo gunboats, twenty
six destroyers, fifty-three torpe
o boats and two submarine tor
pedo boats. All of these vessels,
of course, are not available for
service in the Far East. The~
eet that Japan will have to meetI
is made up of eight battleships,
ave armored cruisers, eight pro
tected cruisers and several des
troyers and torpedo boats. Ja
pan's navy is composed of six
battleships,six armored cruisers,
sixteen protected cruisers, four
torpedo gunboats, twenty des
A Wonderful Saving.
The largest Methodist church in
Georgia, calculated to use over' one
hundred gallons of the usual kind of
mixed paint in painting their church.
They used only 32 gallons ot the
Longan & Martinez Paint mixed with
24 gallons of linseed oil. Actual cost of
paint made was less than 81.20 per gal
Saved over eighty (880.00) dollars in
paint, and got a bigr donation besides.
E~VERY'CHURCH will be given a
liberal quantity whenever they paint.
Many houses are well painted with
four~ gallons of L. & M. and three gal
lons of linseed oil mixed therewith.
Wears and covers like gold.
These Celebrated Paints are sold by
broyers and forty-six torped<
boats. Japan can oppose almos
this entire fleet to the Russian
vessels. The Japanese nav
bas the advantage of being more
modern than Russia's; her oldes
battleship has been afloat bu
seven years. On the whole he
vessels are swifter, and posses
better armaments and bette
protective armor. Furthermo r
Tapan has the great advantag
f being near a place where dam
iged vessels can be repaired
And, too there is the immense
idvantage, possessed alike b,
Tapan's navy and army, of being
2ear the base of supplies.
Thus it is seen that, in presen
ighting strength, Japan can b
onsidered to Russia. It is ex
remely probable, that the firs
victories will go to Japan. Bu
the first victories will not decid<
he conflict. If Japan shoul<
verwhElm the 200,000 Russiai
;roops now, and soon to be, it
the Far East-well, Russia ha:
,ixteen more armies of this siz<
that she could send one by ont
.nto Manchuria and Korea. It
iew of Russia's vast men re
sources, and in view of the higl
)rganization of Japan's force
Lnd the great advantages sh
;ossesses from being near th
>ase of supplies, it is impossibi
:o predict with which eventua
ictory will rest. Only one pre
liction is safe: The war, in cas
,here is a long one, will be th
iercestthe world has seen sinc
he great conflict between the
\orth and the South.-Th
A Cure for Eczema.
My baby had ecbema so bad that it
lead was a solid mass of scabs and it
air all came out. I tried many reme
lies but none seemed to do any perma
ieut good until I used DeWitt's Witcl
3azel Salve. The eczema is cured, the
cabs are gone ant the little one's scall
s perfectly clean and healthy and it.
air is growing beautifully again. I
annot give too much praise to De
Vitt's Witch Hazel Salve.-Frank Far
ner, Bluff City, Ky. In buying Witc
3azel Salve look out for counterfeits
)eWitt's is the original and the only
ne containing pure Witch Hazel. Th<
lame E. C. DeWitt & Co. is on ever
tox. Sold by The R. B. Loayea Drug
Not What She Meant.
Physician (to patient's wife)-Why
id you delay sending for me until
our husband was unconscious?
Wife-Well, doctor, as long as he re
ined his senses he wouldn't let us
end for you.
ures Rheum~atism and Catarrh-Medicin<
Send no money-simply write and try Botania
lood Balm at our expense. Botanic Bloot
alam (B. B. B.) kil's or destroys thc poison it
he blood which causes the awful aches in bact
.nd shoulder blades. shiiting pains, diliculty ii
aoving fingers, toes or legs, bone pains, swolle:
ausces and joints of rheumatism, or the fou
>reath, hawking, spitting, droppings in throat
sad hearing. specas flying before the eyes. al
played out feeling of catarrh. Botanic Bloo<
alm has cured hundreds of eases of 30 or 41
ears standing after doctors, hot springs an<
atent medicinies had all failed. Most of thest
ured patients had teken Blood Balm as a las
esort. It is especially advised for chronic
teep-seated cases. Impossible for any one t<
uffer the agonies or symptoms of rheumatist
r catarrh while or after taking Blood Balm
t makes the blood pure and rich, thereby giv
ng a healthy blood supplf. Cures are perma
ent and not a patching up. Sold at dru!
tores. 51 per large bottle. Sample of Bloot
3alm sent free and prepaid. also special medi
at by describing your trouble and writing Bloot
lalm Co., Atlanta. Ga. A personal trial o
3ood Balm is better than a thousand printc<
stimonials, so write at once. For salc by Thi
t. B. Loryca Drug Store.
The Wife (during a row)-The villali
n the play is always a man.
The Husband-Yes, and it Is alway:
t woman who makes him one.
The startling announcement that:
reventive of suicide had been discov
~red will interest many. A run-dowl
ystem or despondency invariably pre
~ede suicide and something has beer
ound that will prevent that conditior
vhich makes suicide likely. At thi
irst thought of self-destruction takt
Electric Bitters. It being a great tonii
Lnd nervine will strengthen the nerves
mnd build up the system. It's also:
rreat stomach, liver and kidney regu
ator. Only 50c. Satisfaction guaran
eed by The R. B3. Loryea Drug Store
One can stop when he ascends, bu1
tot when he descends.-Napoleon.
lihy not Take a Trip This Winier Throng)
Florida to Cuba?
This beautiful State and Island hai
een brought within easy reach by thi
plendid through train service of th<
Atlantic Coast Line, the great thor
ughfare to the tropics. Winter tour
t rates are now on sale to all points ii
~lorida and to Havana.
For rates, maps, sleeping car ani
;teamship accommodations. write to
W. J. CRAIG,
General Passenger Agent,
Wilmington, N. C.
"What to Say in Spanish and How t<
sa it." sent to any address upon re
~eipt of a two-cent stamp.
You have a good many faults of youw
wn. Why are you so hard on the
~aults of others?
A straight line Is shortest in moral
as well as in geometry.-Rahel.
When You Have a Cold.
The first action wvhen you have a col<
~hould be to relieve the lungs. Thisi
>est accomplished by the free use c
hamberlain's Cough .Remed y. Thi
emedy liquiefies the tough mucus ant
~auses its expulsion from the air cell
)f the lungs. produces a free expectora
ion and opens the secretions. A comn
lete cure soon follows. This reined;
gill cure a severe cold in less time thai
my other treatment and it leaves th<
;ystemn in a -natural and healthy condi
ion. It co'mteracts any tendency to
ard pneumlonia. For sale by The R
3. Loryea D~rug Store, Isaac M. Lor
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Boughi
in nir0 cf a
The Future of Cotton.
t The sensational movements in
i the cotton market has set to
r talking every one interested,
3 even though but remotely, in
t, the production, sale, and manu
t facture of the staple of the
r South. And a large part of this
feverish talk has been colored
r with a fear that the United
States will slowly lode her posi
3 tion as the chief cotto\ producer
of the world. The world's con
sumption is increasing; during
the last five years our cotton
crops have been short. Partly
in consequence of our inability
to supply the demands of their
t markets, England and other con
a sumers have been making efforts
- to develop the growing of cotton
t in parts of Asia and Africa. The
t alarmists point out that there is
a danger of these new fields so in
1 creasing in extent as to crowd
i the American product off Euro
i pean markets.
3 But there seems to be little
a foundation for this fear. It is
a true that the production of these
i new fields is increasing, but it is
also true that it is not increasing
i as rapidly as the world's con
a sumption. For years to come
a there is likely to be no decrease
a in Europe's demand upon Amer
3 ican cotton.
1 Furthermore, there is no foun
dation for the fear that we can
not increase our production from
year to year to keep pace with
the world's consumption. Pres
ident J. C. Hardy, of the Missis
sippi Agricultural and Mechani
cal College,writing in the South
ern Farm Magazine, declares
that the future of cotton in this
country is safe. The Southern
farmers have been slow to adopt
improved machinery, he says,
and this is one reason that the
production of cotton has not in
creased more rapidly. However,
"it is only a question now of a
few years when the cotton farm
ers will be using as many im
proved agricultural implements
as any class of farmers in the
"With a few more improve
ments that are sure to be made,
the cotton picker will be an en
tire success. Several pickers
have been in operation this sea
son, and our textile school has
demonstrated that the cotton
mill machinery has no trouble in
removing the extra trash gath
eredi by the picker. The cot
ton picking machine can be
run at night 'as well as in
the daytime, which will enable
the farmer to operate a double
force of hands and save the
great loss of cotton caused by
bad weather. With the improved
1disc plows that are being made,
by which one man and a team
can break six acres a day; with
the improved cultivators, by
which one man can do the work
of three, and with the cotton
picking machine a practical suc
cess, by which one man can pick
six bales a day, there is no limit
to our increase in the production
of cotton, even though our indus
trial development along other
lines calls for a large number of
additional men who are now do
ing agricultural work.
- "The South can increase and
will increase her production not
only by more intelligent selection
of seed, not only by improving
the fertility of her soil by every
scientific and available method,
not only by the improvement of
the intelligence and skill of her
laborers, not only by the use of
more and more improved agri
cultural machinery, but by the
opening up of new lands to give
employment to thousands who
are coming from other sections,
as well as to our fast increasing
"To realize the vast possibili
ties for expansion along this
line one has only to examine the
census report, that shows that
less than 50 per cent of the farm
lands of the South are improved.
The report shows that in Missis
sippi only 41.6 per cent of the
farm land is improved; in North
Carolina, only 36.6 per cent; in
South Carolina, only 41.3 per
cent; in Georgia. only 40.2 per
cent; in Florida, only 34.6 per
cent; in Texas, only 15.6 per
cent; in Arkansas, only s1.8 per
cent; and in Tennessee only 50.4
per cent. By opening up this
undeveloped territory, almost
every acre of which is good cot
- ton land, the South's abilty to
indefinitely expand her cotton
production cannot be questioned
and therefore the alarm about a
sufficient cotton supply in the
future should be permanently
dismissed from every mind."
The Week's Progress.
What Are They?
Chamberlain's Stomach anid Liver
Tablets. A new remedy for stomach.
troubles, biliousness and constipation,
and a good one. Price 25 cents. For
sale by The R. B. Loryea Drug Store,
Tsaac M. TLoya. Prop.
Originally the spectroscope was ap
plied only to chemistry, and in that
limited field proved itself an invalu
able aid in accurate analysis. By hold
ing in a Bunsen flame a platinum wire
moistened by contact with the skin the C
presence of a few grains of salt swal- dc
lowed a few minutes previously can be m
detected with the spectroscope. In
deed, so wonderfully refined is the
work of the spectroscope chemist that
he can discover in a substance the pres
ence of one three-millionth of a grain
The Charge Susta:ined.
The householder was duly sworn. 75
"You charge this man with being in
sane," said the court. "On what do C
you base the charge?"
"Well, your honor," said the witness, al
vainly trying to choke down his emo- C]
tion, ' "this man is a plumber. My y
pipes were out of fix. I sent for him.
He fixed 'em in fifteen minutes. When al
I asked for his bill he said that was all
right, because it didn't take him long,
and he had another fib in my neigh
"A hopeless casel" exclaimed 'his hon- St
or as he signed the commitment- m
Baltimore News. he
End of Bitter Fight.
"Two physicians had a long and stub
born fight with an abcess on my right
lung," writes 3...F. Hughes of DuPont, F,
Ga., "and gave me - up. Everybody
thought my time had come. As a last
resort I tried Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption. The benefit I
received was striking and I was on my
feet in a few days. Now I've entirely
regained my health." It conquers all
coughs, colds and throat and lung trou
bles. Guaranteed by The R. B. Lor- -
yea Drug Store. Price 50c and $1.
Trial bottles free.
The man who pauses in his honesty
wants litile of belfig a villain.-Martyn.
Where there used to be a feeling of
uneasiness and worry in the household
when a child showed symptoms of
croup, there is now perfect confidence.
This is owing to the uniform success of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in the
treatment of that disease. Mrs. M. I.
Basford of Poolesville, Md., in speak
ing of her experience in the use of that
remedy says: "I have a world of confi
dence in Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
for I have used it with perfect success.
My child Garland is subject to severe
attacks of croup and it always gives
him prompt relief." For sale by The
R. B. Loryea Drug Store, Isaac M. Lor
A Card of Thanks.
To my Customers in Manning and
I take this method of thanking
you for the liberal patronage se
given me the past year, and to
assure you I am better prepared ai
than ever to fill your wants at
the very lowest prices and I1
keep nothing but the best.T
I will take pleasure ingivingL
all orders entrusted to me
prompt personal attention.
Wishing you all a 'happy, pros- =
perous New Year, I am
P. B. MOUZON.
Charleston, S. C. F
GAGER'S White Lime
Has no equal for quality, strength and
Cooperage. Packed in Heavy Cooper
age and Standard Cooperage.
Also dealers in Portland Cement,
Rosendale Cement, Fire Brick, Roofing
Papers, Terra Cotta Pipe, etc.
Notice to Creditors.
All persons having claims against the
estate of D. F. Lide. deceased, wil
present them duly attested, and those
owing said estate will make payment to
D. R. LIDE,
Pinew'ood, S. C., February 10, 1904.
I have in hand some money to lend
on reasonable terms.
Apply to the undersigned.
JOSEPH F. RHAME,
Attorney at Law.
N anning, S. C.
Do You Want
TO BORROW MONEY?
If you want to borrow money
on real estate, no matter how
large the amount, come to see
me. I~ can make loans on im
proved real estate at a low rate
of interest and on long time.
J. A. WEINBERG,
Attornoy at Law,
MJANNING. - - S. C
We have never been so well prepared
to handle the trade in Shorthorn Gattle
and Berkshire Pigs as now.
We have some fine Bulls about ready p
for service for sale.
We can furnish you Pigs not akin of
the highest breeding and quality at
Write for what you want. E
Alderman Stock~ Farm, f
ALCOLU, S.C. f
FIRE, LIFE, ACCIDENT &
A ULINE OF SAMPLES. a
Ready-Made Suits, Mackin
toshes and1 Rain Coats.
.L. L WILSON. Y
1..H SC M ANN
Ln't be easily followed by others, simply because every year he is goin
iwn in price instead of up as others do. It pays us to do it by gain
ore trade with this plan.
We are now ready with the finest line of
Black ress Goods
the very latest weaves. Prices from the cheapestop the very finest.
The prettiest lot of that new White Shirt Waist Goods from 124e up to
e per yard.
A full line of Goods for your Easter Dresses-fuller than ever before.
>me and see them.
Just received a fresh lot of Percales in Remnants at the same old price,
though cotton is up.
Also beautiful Calicoes, Bleachings, Long - Clot Sheeting, Apron
2ecks, White and Colored, Dress Ginghams, Madras, -Cartain -Goods
7hite and Figured, Lace Curtains.
Also a full line of Gent's Furnishing and Clothing which we will sell
almost Cost Price now.
:oek is full and is guaranteed to be the best and cheapest in this -and
any other counties no matter how others try, as we have the secret of
>w and where to buy our goods and keeping our expenses low.
We also have a handsome line of
Laces and Embroideries
com the cheapest up to the very finest. See them, they are bargains.
Next to Postoffice.
)ickson Hardware CompalYj
We would have the FARMERS of Clarendon County to under
and that we are headquarters for all kinds of Farm Implement ;
Plow Stocks the latest and most improved.
Collars, Traces and Bridals.
Don't forget us when you need Shovels, Spades and Pitch
We intend to make it to the interest of the FARMERS .this
:ason to call to see us before buying as we have a large
id intend selling it.
Yours for business,
ICKSON HDWARE COMPNY,
The Manning Times
IS CLUBBING WITH THE
eekly News and Courier9
Life and Letters,
A Southern :Magazine.
We will send THE TIMEs and the Twice-a-Week News
id Courier for $2 per year;
Or we will send THE TDms and Life arid Letters for $9
Or both The News and Courier and Life and Letters with
m.: Tn1IEs for $2.50 per year.
This is an excellent opportunity for the reading public.
The News and Courier is one of the best State newspa
rs in the country; it gives State, national and the news of
Life and Letters is a monthly magazine published at
noxville, Tenn., and has among its contributors some of the
est literary talent of the Sonth. We regard THE TIMEs
~rtunate in being able to club with it.
d secure this magnificent Southern magazine with THE
DI~ns for 32 per year; or The Weekly News and Courier
ith Tas TIES for $2 per year; or all three, THE TIMEs,
reekly News and Courier and Life and Letters for $2.50 per