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must have a sufficient supply of
in order to develop into a crop.
No amount of Phosphoric
Acid or Nitrogen can compen
sate for a lack of potash in
rain and all
We shal be glad
- to send free to any
which contains valu
about soil culture.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
New York-93 Nseat Street. or
Atlanta. Ga-2! $o. Broad St
beO8, Hacker &Son
Doors, Sash, Blinds,
1oulding and Building
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Sash. Weights and Cords.
Window and Fancy Glass a Specialty.
Do You Want
THEN COME OR SEND TO US.
We have the best equipped Tailor
ing Establishment in the State.
High Art Clothing
solely and we carry the best line of
Hets and Gent's Furnishings in the
Ask your most prominent men who
we :are, and they will commend you
J.L DAVID & BRO,,
Cor. King & Wentworth Sts.,
OHARLESTONT, - S. C.
Nothing has ever equalled it.
Nothing can ever surpass it.
A Perfect For AEl Throat and
Cure: Lung Troubles.
Money back if it fails. Trial Bottles free.
The R. B, Loryea Drug Store,
Catarrh of the
For many years it has been supposed that
Catarrh of the Stomach caused indigestion
and dyspepsia, but the truth is exactly the
opposite. Indigestion causes catarrh. Re
peated attacks of indigestion inf lames the
mucous membranes lining the stomach and
exposes the nerves of the stomach, thus caus
Ing the glands to secrete mucin instead of
the juices of natural digestion. This is
called Catarrh of the Stomach.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
relieves all inflammation of the mucous
membranes lining the stomach, protects the
nerves. and cures bad breath, sour risings, a
sense of fullness after eating, Indigestion,
dyspepsia and all stomach troubles.
Kodol Digests What You Eat
Make the Stomach Sweet.
BttestriOal sie whic sells for 50ct.
Prepared by E. C. DeWITT & Co.. Chicago. Ill.
The R. B. Lcryea Drug Store.
Money to Loan.
Wilson, DuRant & Muldrow
Bank of Sumrerton,
Paid in Capital, S 1.3,000.
Authorizedl Cupit a), $2,000.
The Bank of Summerton havingr moved into
its~ new buildina, solcits your business and
Count collectona pcilty, and prompt re
turns a ways givennCAR .SYH
Pres-ident and Cashier.
HENRY P. WILLIAMS.
C S . 10. (D . crtt SMYTI!.
Ai~~c . L L Iy.c~ . DAVISLE.
nierd.*uw l. SMY2rH.
.ATTORNEY AT LAw,
MANNING, S. C.
. s. wI Lsos. w. c. Dr!-AANT. w. J. MULDRoW
IvTLSON DURANT & NULDROW.
All.ornwys and Counselors at Law,
MANNING. S. C.
R.J. FRANK GEIGER.
MANNING. S. C.
Rring-yonr Jnh Wnrk in The Tmmle nffine.
SFAF MEFR8 _
C When you are in want of goods in our line, come and see us,
we have them, and at prices you can make no mistake in buying.
We have to offer you this reason in addition to our regular stock
a few specialties w"hich are attracting wide attention:
nas been in use for ten years. and Mr. Geo. W. Truitt of La
Grange, Ga., says: "It is perfect in every respect, in preventing
the young plants from being covered by the plow, saving time o
= and labor while so doing.
is another excellent thing, bein; the most perfect of the kind on
the market at a moderate cost, 23e each.
which can be attached to most plow stocks used for cultivation,
will do as good work as the-muore expensive ones and can be used
0 where others cannot.
The K. P. Guano Distributor,
r which has been awarded several diplomas for efficiency, we
0 brought to this market for the first time. Mr. Edward E. Rem- .
bert of Rembert, S. C., says: "It's many good qualities can only
Sbe appreciated by a trial."
b Mr. R. P. Hamer of Little Rock, S. C., says: "There is no loss .
o)f guano around stumps and at the end of the rows. The ma
. chine is made on strictly mechanical principles and will last for =0
o years. Later on we will have other improved tools for the farm
and will call your attention to them in time.
There has never at any time in the history of our town been
C better advantages offered housebuilders and every one desiring .
to improve their property to obtain the material to do it, besides
the excellent stock of Locks, Hinges, Nails, etc., we offer the
C most complete line of House Paints ever brought in the county.
If you desire to get the very best results from painting at the
smallest cost, get a little book from us on the subject, and you
E will learn to your surprise that the mixing of good paint i. not :
O surrounded with mystery, but on the contrary is quite simple.
Very truly yours,.
I MANNING HARDWARE COMPANY.
We are in our new quarters at the same
old stand, next to Jenkinson's, where we are
prepared to fill all orders for
We will be glad to see you and "figger" on
on any bill of Groceries you may need, and
feel-assured we can satisfy you both in qual
ity and price.
The Manning Grocery Co.
Is Not a S~in Disease.
M~ost peple have an idea that rheumatism is contracted like a cold, that the
damp, chill air penetrates the muscles and joints and causes the terrible aches
and pains, or that it is something like a skin disease to be rubbed away with hin
ment or drawn out with plasters; but Rhuematism originates in the blood and is
caused by Urea, or Uric Acid, an irritating, corroding poison that settles in mus
cles, joints and nerves, producinginMammation and soreness and the sharp, cutting
pains peculiar to this distressing disese. BwigGen r
r x11 sthe to ba weathe orsudden wLgGen y
tackt of Rheuma ism after the blood and legs below the knee. I couldnotraise my
sstem are in the right condition for it arm to comb my hair. Dootors bescribed
tdevelop, but have nothing to do with or me for over tw h onrt
the real true causes of Rheumatism, and eciiedtotryit. Immediately Icom
which are internal aznd not external. meneed it us I fet btiraandrearke
Linments, plasters and rubbing some relief Iotned its use and am
will sometimes reduce the infiamma- entirely well. I will always feel deeply
tion and swelling and ease the pain for interested in the success of S. B.S.. sinol
atime, but fail to relieve permanently itddme so muc od
because they do not reach the seat of
the trouble. S. S. S. cures Rheumatism because it attacks it in the blood, and
the Uric Acid poison is neutralized, the sluggish cir
culation stimulated and quickened, and soon the sys
tem is purified and cleansed, the aching muscles and
joints are relieved of all irritating matter and a lasting
cure of this most painful disease effected.
S. S. S. is a harmless vegetable remedy, unequalled
as a blood purifier and an invigorating, pleasant tonic. Book on Rheumatism will
be mailed TH E SWIFT SPECIFIC CO, ATLEANTA, G~
TeSign of heBig Bhigar. -
C Thc big cigar hangs over the sidewalk in front of the modest lit
Stle building where
maeaCAPERS & CO.
maeaspecialty of compounding prescriptions.
S They keep afull lir.eof
SMedicines and Toilet Articles.
S They carry a line of high grade Cigars, including the smallest as
Swell as the biggest Cigars.__
E Look for the sign of the Big Cigar.
The.Presripton + rug+-or
~I The Pescripton tie Drualtre
on 1~ea1 Real orstate to res.n ~a
IT .A. 37*INB R G Attorney at Law,
- MANNING, S. C.
OLD TIME BASEBALL I
IT WAS NOT SCIENTIFIC AND. FEW
RULES WERE OBSERVED.
The Batter Was Known as the Lad
dienian, and the Pitcher's *bject
Was to Throw a Baul That Could Be
Hit-"Bringing In the Side."
Time will not turn back in its flight,
but the mind can travel back to the
days before baseball or at least to the
days before baseball was so well
known and before it had become so
scientific. There were ball games in
those days in town and country, and
the country ball game was an event
There were no clubs. 'The country boy
of those days was not gregarious. Ho
preferred flocking by himself and re,
maining independent On Sunday aft
ernoons the neighborhood boys met on
some well crossed pasture, and, wheth
er ten or forty, every one was to take
part in the game. Self appointed lead
ers divided the boys into two compa
nies by alternately picking one until
the supply was exhausted. The bat,
which was no round stick, such as is
now used, but a stout paddle with a
blade two inches thick and four inches
wide with a convenient handle dressed
on to it, was the chosen arbiter. One
of the leaders spat on the side of this
bat, which was honestly called "the
paddle," and asked the leader of the
opposition forces, "Wet or dry?" The
paddle was then sent whirling up in
the air, and when it came down which
ever side won went to the bat, while
the others scattered over the field.
The ball was not what would be
called a "National I'"gue ball" nowa
days, but it served every purpose. It
was usually made on the spot by some
boy offering up his woolen socks as an
oblation, and these were raveled and
wound round a bullet, a handful of
strips cut from a rubber overshoe, a
piece of cork or almost anything or
nothing, when anything was not avail
able. The winding of this ball was an
art, and whoever could excel in this
art was looked upon as a superior be
ing. The ball must be a perfect sphere
and the threads as regularly laid as
the wire on the helix of a magnetilt
armature. When the winding was com
plete the surface of the ball was thor
oughly sewed with a large needle and
thread to prevent it from unwinding
when a thread was cut The diamond
was not arbitrarily marked off as now.
Sometimes there were four bases and
sometimes six or seven. They were not
equidistant, but were marked by any
fortuitous rock or shrub or depression
in the ground where the steers were
wont to bellow and paw up the earth.
One of these tellurial cavities was al
most sure to be selected as "the den,"
now called the home plate. There were
no masks or mitts or protectors. There
was no science or chicanery, now
called "headwork." The strapping
young oafs, embryonic teachers, presi
dents and premiers were too honest for
this. The pitcher was the one who
could throw a ball over the "den," and
few could do this. His object was to
throw a ball that could be hit.
The paddleman's object was to hit
the ball, and if he struck at it-which
he need not do unless he chose-and
missed It the catcher, standing well
back, tried to catch It after it had lost
its momentum by striking the earth
once and bounding In the air--"on the
first bounce" it was called-and If he
succeeded the paddleman was "dead,"
and another took his place. If he
struck it and it was not caught in the
field or elsewhere in the air or "on the
bounce," he could strike twice more,
but the third time he was compelled to
run. There was no umpire and very
little wrangling. There was no effort
to pounce upon a base runner and
touch him with the ball. Any one hav
ing it could throw It at him, and if It
hit him he was "dead"--almost literal
ly sometimes. If he dodged the ball, he
kept on running until the "den" was
reached. Some of the players became
proficient in "ducking, dodging and
side stepping, and others learned to
throw the ball with the accuracy of a
No matter how many players were,
on a side, each and every one had to be
put out, and If the last one made three
successive home runs he "brought In,
the side," and the outfielders, pitchers
and catcher had to do all their work
over again. The boy who could "bring
in his side" was a hero. No victorious
general was ever prouder or more
lauded. Horatlus at the bridge was
small potatoes in comparison. He was
the uncrowned king. There were no
foul hits. If a ball touched the paddle
ever so lightly, it was a tick, and three
ticks made a compulsory run. The
score was kept by some one cutting
notches in a stick, and the runs dur
ing an afternoon ran Into the hun
dreds: If the ball was lost In the grass
or rolled under a Scotch thistle, the
cisy "Lost ball!1" was raised and the
game stopped until it was found.-CIn
einnati Commercial Tribune.
What a Lie Did.
The madness of suicide as a relief
from mental anguish wa vividy illusi
trated years ago by an Incident which
occurred in an Italian town. Mloretti,
a tailor, was sent to prison on a charge
of fraud. His sweetheart called upon
the police officer to ask how long Mo
retti was likely to be confined and was
told that it would be probably for
many years. The policeman had been
nstigated to say this by the girl's
mother, who disliked the match. Over
whelmed with grief and thereby driven
to despair, the poor girl put an end to
ter life by poison. A few days later
Moretti was released from custody,
the accusation against him having
been proved false. He returned home
to find his affianced bride a corpse.
Frenzied at the sight, he, too, destroy
ed himself. The lie wrought a double
A Bargain Hunter.
It was a pleasant looking Irishiwom
in, says the Philadelphia Ledger, who
walked Into a store and asked the price
>f the collars she had seen displayed
Ln the window.
"Two for a quarter," said the clerk.
"How much would that be for one?"
She pondered; then, with her forefin
er, she seemed to be making invisible
calculations on the sleeve of her coat.
"That," she said, "would make the
other collar twilve cints, wouldn't It?
lust give me that wan."
"Was It an elaborate wedding?'
"Elaborate!" exclaimed the fair di
orcee. "I should think It was. Why,
It was so elaborate that you'd thnk
she never expected to have another."
Her Construction of It.
Teacher of Class In Grammar-Con
strue the sentence, "The study of man
kind s man." One of the Big Girls-I
lon't believe It's true. It was a Inan (
CURED BY SARCASM.
A Lesson In the tse of Simple Teri
In Letter Writing.
A few months ago the son of a ra
way director was through his fathe:
influence given a position of soice i:
portance on a large railway. He w
fresh from Cambridge, and in the <
ders which he from time to time issu
to the men under him always made u
of the longest, most unusual wor
This habit led to some rather exp<
sive blunders, and, the matter coma:
before the general manager, he wrc
the young official the following letter
"In promulgating your esoteric co;
tations and in articulating your sup
flcial sentimentalities and amicable ph
osophienl or psychological observatio
beware of platitudinous- ponderosii
Let your conversational communicati
possess a clarified conciseness, a co:
pacted comprehensibleness, a coal
cent consistency and a concatenat
cogency. Eschew all conglomeration
flatulent garrulity, jejune babbleme
and asinine affectation. Let your e
temporaneous descantings and unp1
meditated expatiation have intelligib
ity and veracious vivacity, without ri
domontade or thrasonical bomba
Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic p
fundity, ventriloquial verbosity a:
vaniloquent vapidity. Shun double e
tendre, prurient jocosity and pestift
ous profanity, obscurant or apparel
In other words, talk plainly, brief
naturally, sensibly, purely and trul
fully. Don't put on airs; say what y
mean; mean what you say, and do
use big words."
The young official took the geni
hint and changed his style.-Londe
Whipping Was Prescribed at 01
Time For Insanity and Fits.
Ill health is a bad thing at any tin
but 150 years ago it was made mo
terrible by the remedies in use. Bloc
letting, of course, was a simple affa
A writer in Macmillan's Magazine sa
that everybody was bled twice a ye
-in the spring and autumn. The b<
bers were the surgeons and, like wi
men, adapted their prices to their r
A gentleman who so indulged hip
self as to go to bed to be bled w
charged half a crown and his fine id
half a sovereign. Certain days we
unlucky for bloodletting, and nothi
would induce the barbers to opera
on these occasions. Serious diseas
seem to have been beyond the medic
skill of the day. Villages and tow
simply drove out the infected frc
Among remedies herbs of cour
played a great part. "For salves," ru
an old notebook which had a gre
vogue, "the country parson's wi
seeks not the city and prefers her gi
den and fields before all outlandi
gums." Sage was held a very gre
medicine. It was even asked in Lat
"Why should any one die who has sa
in his garden?" If any one had a d
ease of the mouth, the Eighth Psal
should be read for three days, sev
times on each day. As a remedy
For Insanity or fits whipping w
prescribed. Little wonder that m<
tality was great. In old days in We
sex, England, persons with infectio
diseases were confined In the locka
and whipping was deemed too good f
them. Should the sick be loud in:
mnt, the watchman kept them quiet
this popular discipline, and one too
has upon its records, "Paid T. Ha
kiss for whipping two people that h;
the smallpox eightpence."
Fortunately the spirit of this age
different from that
"THE SLEEPLESS ARCH."
Old Eindoo Principle the Bar.Is
All Modern Bridges.
Although the building of great arcd
of masonry dates beyond the ancie
Roman civilization, the principle th
gives strength to the massive stc
bridges of today is the same that br
the bridges of the Roman empire.
The history of bridge building is,
a large degree, the history of the ar<
whose efficiency lies in the truth of t
old Hlndoo saying that "the arch nei
sleeps" because each separate secti
of which It consists, beginning at t
keystone, or central section, is cc
stantly pushing against its immede
neighbors until the pressure fina:
reaches the firm foundation upon whi
the structure is erected.
To secure a perfectly trustwort
foundation, therefore, the bridge bui
er has often to penetrate far below t
surface of the earth, and not inf:
quently the part of his structure th
covered up and concealed is grea1
than that visible abpve ground.
It was their ina~ility to solve t
problem of a trustworthy foundati
that led the ancient Hindoos to d
trust the arch, arguing that the sle4
less activity that held It together -w
equally active in tearing It to pieces.
Not only is the modern bridge builk
sillied in setting his structure on
firm base, but thoroughly acquai
with the time honored materials
his work, to say nothing of new n
terials, and an important part of I
student training in such modern scho<
as the Massachusetts Institute of Tec
nology Is devoted to methods of te:
Ing materials during construction ti
would have surprised and delight
even the most accomplished of the i
ient Roman engineers.
Harrying Up the Baby.
A correspondent sends us an extra
from a poem which recently appeari
In a South African paper, thinking 3
shall approve of its sentiments. T
do, we do. The inspired verse is en
ted "Making a Man" and begins:
Hurry the baby as fast as you can,.
Hurry him, worry him, make him a ma
Of with his baby clothes, get him
Feed him oa brain foods and make h
Hustle him, soon as hes able to walk,
Into a grammar school, cram him wj
Finl his poor head full of figures a
Keep on a-jamming them in till it craci
"Pa," said little Johnny, "teacher
thinking about promoting me."
"How do you know?"
"From what she said today."
"And what was that?"
"She said if I kept on I'd belong
the criminal class."
Ascum-Some people are saying th
you made most of your money in p<
Itics. Lender-But others are sayil
[ made most of my money out of P0
tics; so who are ye going to believel
3em~ th -The Kind You Have Always Bau01
se NO MATTER HOW SMALL,
Is- NO MATTER HOW LARGE,
g Will receive careful attention
to AT THE
BANK OF CLARENDON,
MANNING, S. C.
This message applies to all.
ed We ar equipped with a
nt BURGLAR-PROOF SAFE
to- which with conservative
3t. management insures the ut
o- most safety to depositors.
n. Don't forget that we pay
Four Per Cent. Interest
on time deposits.
Bank of Manning,
MANNING= 8. 0.
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r. I l \
OPEN AN ACCOUNT
es with us now. We conduct our busi
al ness along strictly commercial lines
se full paid capital, and $28,000.00 surplus
s and undivided profits. Loaning money
at in modest amounts to reputable busi
fe ness houses for legitimate mercantile
r- needs, we are daily increasing our
at profits,-a 'portion of which each time
depositor receives a share, etc.
ge Four per cent Interest allowed
is- on time deposits.
l Buggies, Wagons, Boad
asCarts and Carriages
or; With Neatness and Despatch
* R. A. WHITE'S
is BLACKSMITH SHOP.
I repair'Stoves, Pumps and run water
pipes, or I will put down a new Pump
* .If you need any soldering done. give
me a call.
et L AME.
at My horse is lame. Why? Because 1
ne did not have it shod by R. A. White,
ilt the man that puts on such neat shoes
and makes horses travel with so much
h, We Make Them Look New.
e We are making a specialty of re
er painting old Buggies, Carriages, Road
onl Carts and Wagons cheap.
e Come and see me. My prices will
n- please you, and I guarantee all of my
tly Shop on corner below R. M. Dean's.
be MANNING. S. C.
"er GO TO
oRM ea ns Shop
For the best Repair Work on Wagons,
SBuggies, Carts, etc.
Horseshoeing a Specialty.
a You can get an allround jobs of first
class work on Hlorseshoeingr for S0 cts.
See me and get your work done first
or class and cheap.
> -Manning, S. C.
t-Northwestern "."R.*ofS. C.
at m Taars No. 7,
In ef'ect Sunday, Jan. 10 1904
Between Sumter and Camden.
Mixed-Daily except Sunduy.
South boun d. North boud
et No. 69. No. 71. No 70. No. 68.
ed P M A M A M P M
ye 6 25 9 36 ILe.. Suter . .Ar 9 00 5 45
6 27 9 38 N.W. Jnctn 8 58 5 43
s6 47 9 59 ...D~aizell... 8 25 5 13
ti 7 05 10 10 ...B~orden... 8 00 4 58
7 23 10 21 . .Rtemberts..- 7 40 4 43
730 1031 ..Ellerbee.. 730 438
a: 7 50 11 00 So1Ry Juntu 7 10 4 25
in 8 00 11 10 Ar. .Camnden. .Le 7 00 4 15
SP Pl(S C & G Ex Depot)AM P
Between Wilson-s Mill and Sumter.
Southbono d. Northbound.
nd No. 73. Daily exce pt Snday No. 72.
P 31 Stations. P M1
S3 30 Le......Suter........r1230.
3 33 . .Sammerton Junction 12 27
4 00........Packsville....... -11 30
Is 4 25..........Oiver......... 1100
5 15........Summerton.......10 15
5 55 ......... Davis......... 9 15
615 ........Jordan ... .. ...900
to 7 00 Ar. .Wilson's Mills. ..Le 8 40
Bectween Millard and St. Panl.
at aily except Snday.
No. 73. No. 75. No. 79. No. 74.
P M A M1 Stations A M P3M
-4 35 10 20 Le Millard Ar 10 45 5 00
4 40 10 30 Ar St. Paul Le 10 35 4 50
PM AM AM IPM
TIIS. WILSON, President.
SKodol Dyspepsia Cure
Digests what you eat.
~TJUNN A Ili
INE- J1_9UGHFAlk1eoF I~g
e tlo rid a - C u b a .
A -pass enger serfilceundcelled fol luxur
and comfort',eqippedwiti~the.latest Pulima
General Passenger Agent,
Wilmington, N. C
CARONA! PORTAD CEMENT
CHARLESTON, S. C.
soie Selming A.gents
Fire Brick, Fire Tile, Ai
Brick, Bull-Head and
All Special Tiles.
ALSO FINEST PREPARED FIRE CLA)
Carload Lots. 'Less Than Carload
Nature's Greatest. Ren
FOR DISEASES OF THE
Liver, Kidneys, Stm
2 and Skin.
- Physicians Prescribe it,
Patients Depend on it, and~
Everybody Prai .
FOR SALE BY
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 3o years, has borne the signatnre of ~
~ and has been made under his per
sonal supervision since its infancy.
Anlowno one to deceive youin 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. t
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 CASTOR IA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The Kild You1 Ham0 Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
INc ceNTAUn coMPANY. 77 MURRAY STRECT. NCW YORK CITY.
ThiE KIND OF
To be used is very much a matter ~ bc sfte pwt
Sof taste. It, is important, though,
Sthat the frames set prprly oneytoheomoto i
Sthe nose and at the righ istance cutmr....
Sfrom the eyes; that the lenses be 3 ARCUT~
perfectly centered. and how are
you to know when one is guess- ~ I L TLS
I SHAVING SALOON
~ WE.. HARPCUTING
SNEVERDoeit. ets a
" Glasses Right, I Acrilivtto
E Good Sight." iseti ~d
SE. A. Buitman,]'1 .WLS
JEWEL.ER AND aPTICIAN. i ann imsBok
17 S. Main St., - Sumter, S. C. ~KdlDsosaC
'PHON194.Dget whatness a
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