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We wish all our friends and customers a happy
and prosperous New Year.(
S May you all get 10 cents for the cotton you are
holdingand spend the difference of 10 cents and the
present price with us.
Yours for (eut prices.
J. W. McLEOD.
I Levi Block. 8. 1. Tii., Manager.
__ - S. R. VENNING, :!Jeer
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SPECTACLES, EYE CLASSES AND:
- ALL KINDS OF FANCY NOVELTIES. E~r
ENT maye a pcalt od DDL and HOLIDAY PRES~
Silverware, Hand-Painted Chine, Glassware
and numerous other articles suitable for Gifts of all kind.
COME AND SEE THEM.
All Wtch. Clock and Jewelry Repairing done promptly and
aSe my in O: ConteMWI **NIN : S.
L. B. DuR ANT, SUTER
eindl i n e o andh theer emarkets I am bettr prepared tc
stock. Remember I am opposite the Court House. Come to see me when you
House Furnishing Goods,
Leather, Belting, Etc.
My Store is headquarters for Gun%, Pistols. IPowder, Shot. Shells and the
erry latest in Sporting Goods.
I also handle large quantities of other Paints and Oils, and Window Glass
Come and examine myuarge line of Cooking and Heatin uStoves. Every
Stove bought from me is warranted.
L. B. DuR A NT,
sIJMem, s. c.
Christmias iloliday Rates.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE~
ANNOUNCE RATE OF
One and One-Third First Class
(MINIMUM RATE 50 CENTS.)
Tickets will be placed on sale December 2:3rd, 24th, 25th, :31st and Jan
Touache1it rand students of collees on0 presentation and surrender o.
may be sold atthe above rate Deeer 17th to 24th inals,with ie
limit returning to January sth 1905.taet o drs
H. M. EMMERSON, W. J. CRAIG,
Traffic Manager. Gen'1 Pass. Ag't,
Wilmington. N. C.
1DrevsinLX the Shopkeeper.
A gentleman dressed in a loose coat
entered a ladies' outfitting establish
ment at a time when the proprietor
was alone in the shop. The gentleman
asked to be shown some ready made
ladies' cloaks, as he wished to give his
wife a little surprise. After a careful
Inspection he fixed upon one and asked
"Have you not a young lady at hand
to put on the cloak to see how It
The proprietor regretted that none
of the ladies of the establishment was
in at that moment.
"Well, perhaps you wouldn't object
to putting it on yourself?'
The unsuspecting shopkeeper slipped
on the cloak, buttoned it and turned
around in all directions.
"Magnificent!" exclaimed the pur
chaser, with seeming ecstasy, but at
the same moment he made a grab at
the till, which he thrust under his coat
and bolted out of the shop.
The horrified proprietor rushed after
him into the street, where, however, he
was seized by the passersby, who drag
ged him back to the shop in the sup
position that the poor fellow had gone
mad, and before he could explain mat
ters the rogue had disappeared.-Lom'
C A I|B T O3 l=FL X .
Beathe The Kind You Have Always Bought
Newport News, Va., July 22, 1903.
Last summer while recovering from ill
ness of fever, I had a severe attack of
Inflammatory Rheumatism in the knees,
from which I was unable to leave my
room for several months. I was treated
by two doctors and also tried different
kinds of linaments and medicines which
seemed to relieve me from pain for
awhile, but at the samne time I was not
any nearer getting well. One day while
reading a paper I saw an advertisement
of S. S. S. for Rheumatism. I decided
to give it a trial, which I did at once.
After I had taken three bottles I felt a
great deal better, and I still continued
to take it regularly until: was entirely
cured. I now feel better than for years,
and I cheerfully recommend S. S. S. to
any one sufferig from Rheumatism. 9
613 32d St. CEASR. GirDERSLEzVE.
Rheumatism is caused by uric acid or
some other acid poison in the blood,
which when d ted in the muscles
and joints, prouce the sharp, cutting
pais and the stiffness and soreness pe
culiar to this disease. S. S. S. goes di
rectly into the circulation, all irrita
ting substances are neutralized and
filtered out of the system, the blood is
made pure and the general health is
built up under the purifying and tonic
efects of the vege
Write for our spe
matism which is
sentfree. Our y
sicans 'will vise
who will write ne
about their case.
The Swift Specific Company, Atlanta, Ga.
SWe invite the commu
nity to call in and inspect
our new enterprise, and
would especially ask the
housekeepers to call.
It is our purpose to ca
ter to the delight of the
GERALD & THAMES
Noice to Farmers.
Until further notice our
ginning days will be Fri
day and Saturday of each
ICOTTON OIL CO.
C. R. SPROTT,
Bu WILL N. HARBEN,
Antbor of "Abner Daniel." "The Land of
the Chanoina Sun." "The North
Walk Mystery." Etc.
Copyright, 19s. by Barpr d: Brothrs
HE net uorning George's moth
er returned to Darley and came
direc. frnma the station to his
room. .s she entered he stared
at her in snrprie. for she was dressed
In black. even to her sunbonnet.
"Mother.' he asked wonderingly,
"what has happened?'
She did noi auswter for a moment,
but sat down near his bed and folded
her bonnet in her lap.
"When I hbard how you was hurt
an' laid'up." she said presently, "I writ
Mr. H1lyer not to let you know about
yore pa. He was a sight wuss when
I got to 'im. an' they didn't see no
chance fer 'im to live. He's dead,
George; yore pore pa's dead an' bur
led. All his trouble is over. He's in
God's charge now."
They were both silent for a moment;
then Buckley said comfortingly: "Well,
you must not grieve over it too much,
mother. After all, it may be better as
"That's so, George," she answered,
"but my heart aches fer 'im. He wasn't
treated right, my boy. It turned out
jest like I thought it mought. The
doctors up thar said his crim'nal acts
all come from that old hurt in his
head. After his death they made an
examination. They found 'at a splin
ter o' the skull had been workin' into
his brain all them years since his fall
off'n the wagon. It finally formed a
abscess that killed 'im. Oh, the doc
tors raised a big fuss about it! They
told me yore pa had been treated
wuss'n a dog. They said what he done
in violation o' the law was caused by
the hurt inhis head an' that he'd nev
er 'a' touched a thing that wasn't his
but fer that, an' when I told 'em how
honorable all yore pa's folks had al
ways been away back as fur as any
body could trace an' how hard you
was strivin' to live the disgrace down
they all got together an' writ an' sign
ed a paper-Mr. Hillyer's got it-testi
fyin' under oath that yore pa wasn't
naturally a dishonest man. They say,
George-an' Mr. Hlilyer says he'll put
it through right away-that they are
&-goin' to git the legislature to exhon
)rate yore pa.
"Judge Moore was in the warehouse
as I come by, talkin' to Mr. Hillyer, an'
he come out an' tuck me by the hand,
an' says he, 'Mrs. Buckley, me 'n' them
twelve men made a awful mistake.
An',' says he, 'of a case like that had
come up in a community whar doctors
an' lawyers was up to the latest notch
in new discoveries a plea of insanity
would 'a' been made an' sustained.
But,' says he, 'the twelve jurors will
sign a paper with me, an' yore hus
band's name will be cleared.' Oh,
George, it mighty nigh breaks my
beart. I 'lowed all them years that
ore pa was jest mean an' stubborn an'
had old Nick in 'im, while the truth
was he couldn't help hisse'f. - It's goin'
to be in all the newspapers tomorrow.
Are you glad to hear it, George?"
"More than anything," was the reply
n a low, husky tone.
"I hain't through yet," went on the
old woman, wiping her eyes. "They
all read Mr. Hillyer's letter to me about
how you refused the combination to
the safe, preferrin' to die ruther than
give in, because you wanted to show
the world you was honest, an' how you
was shot down an' lay hoverin' betwixt
this life an' the next, an' I never seed
a set o' men more anxious to be kind to
a woman in affliction. They got the
idea we was needy, an' started in to
collect a lot o' money, but I stopped
em. I told 'em you wouldn't like that.',
"No, I wouldn't," said George; "but
[ am glad they wanted to do it."
"When I got to yore pa he was too
fur gone to know me," went on Mrs.
Buckley. "I jest wish he had. I was
so sorry fer him when I seed how thin
an' wasted lhe was, with the prints on
his pore ankles whar"
She broke down and began to sob.
George Buckley sat up more erectly.
"It's the way God, Providence or what
ever ft is that rules over all has of
managing matters," he said, his eyes
lashing rebelliously, "and, fo~r my part,
I'm tired trying to do right. What's
the use? Why should that poor man
fall from his wagon while honestly en
deavoring to earn a living for his fam
ily, and through that accident end his
life in a prison? That's his fate, while
such men as Telfare"
"Don't, don't, George:" The old
woman dried her eyes. "It may all
seem wrong, but it hain't-it hain't!
My faith in my heavenly father Is
brighter 'an It ever was. I don't know
exactly what It 'ud be fer, but I feel
like drappin' on my knees an' thankin'
'im at this minute. My heart is full
o' sadness of a certain sort, but thar's
another feelin' that I can't describe.
As I was comin' on in the train I got
to imaginin' seein' yore pore pa up in
heaven, whar I know he is, an' the fan
cy struck me that our Saviour helt the
highest place up thar, beca'se he suf
fered the most to help others along, an'
then the thought come that maybe up
thar with the'r keen, spiritual eyes the
angels had seed all the, good that's
growed out o' yore pa's sufferin', an'
was givin' 'im credit fer his life down
here. Thar's no tellin' what the good
may be. Yore pa's trouble is at the
bottom of all Mr. Hlllyer's done fer
you, all the kindness o' them men at
the prison an' the sympathy that's
floodin' this town right now, beca'se
one man was so wrongly judged. Why,
George, it may make the courts more
careful in the future, it may make
doctors study diseases better, an' It
will make some folks ashamed fer-I
fer ever sneerin' at the brave son o'I
such a man. George, thar's one heart
in this town that's flowin' over with
joy-ef the news has reached her"
"Do you think so, mother?"
"Oh, I know it, George-I know i
I'd give anything to see her face when
it's told to 'er. She's led by them folks
o' her'n to some extent, but below, all
that she's jest a good, strong, sufferin'
George made no answer. They were
both silent for several minutes, then
Mrs. Buckley rose to leave. "I want
to go out home," she said. "It 'will be
sad, too, lookitn' round the old place
whar he used to be. Now he's gone,
I don't seem to remember anything
but the good, sweet things he used to:
d an' say before his affiction. He's
buried up thar, George, but after he's
vindicated, we'll bring him down berO
an' Dut 'im away whar he belongs."
Shocks From Big Naval Guns.
It is a disputed question whether the
n ::n on modern warships serving the
big guns inside the casement or those
serving the gun on the upper deck suf
fer the more from the effect of the fir
ing. Two distinct factors are to be
taken into account-the effect of the
explosion at the muzzle of the gun,
commonly known as the blast, and, sec
ondly, the violent shock which is trans
mitted from the gun. This shock, al
though producing distinct action on the
skull, the spinal column and the larger
joints, giving rise to general shock,
probably does not damage the drum of
the ear. The blast has far reaching con
sequences. Officers say that in addi
tion to violent shock a feeling of great
depression at the pit of the stomach is
experienced. The ear suffers more dam
age from big gun fire than any other
part of the body. When the ear is in
jured the surgeon generally looks for
a rupture of the membrana tympani or
for a permanent deafness. The first, if
attended to at once, is curable, but
deafness is irreparable.
When you've got a bad cough just
say "Murray's." If a druggist gives
you anything but _Murray's Horehound.
Mullein aud Tar you're not getting the
best and surest cough remedy. Make
him give you Murray's. Acts quicker
and you get a 50c. size bottle 25c. Every
druggist has it.
Menzel and Meissonier.
A pathetic scene occurred between
Meissonier and Menzel in IS'T. Men
zel's reputation had already been
spread through the world, as his pic
tures of Frederick the Great and his
court and of Wellington and Blucher
at Waterloo had been placed high in
the list of the greatest historical paint
ings. Meissonier regarded him as the
foremost of German painters, and Men
zel considered Meissonier the most ad
mirable of modern artists. When they
met in Paris just after the Austro
Prussian war each struggled vainly in
his own language to'tell the other of
this admiration, but the failure was
complete. After having exhausted all
the possibilities of signs and grimaces
without reaching an understanding
they fell in each other's arms and ex
pressed their opinions by means of sev
eral hearty hugs.
A salve that heals without a scar is
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. No rem
edy effects such speedy relief. It draws
out inflammation, soothes, cools 'and
heals all cuts, burns and bruises. A
sure cure for Piles ard skin diseases.
DeWitt's is the only genuine Witch
Hazel Salve. Beware of counterfeits,
they are dangerous. Sold by The R. B.
A Persevering Mouse.
Herc is a story of a mouse which was
as persevering in overcoming its diffi
culties as was K'ing Robert of Scot
During the digging of holes for New
York telegraph poles not long ago, the
workmen noticed a mouse which had
fallen into one of the cavities. For
hours the tiny prisoner raced frantical
ly around the inclosure. Then it seem
ed to get over its hysterics and set
its wits to work.
Soon it began systematically to dig a
spiral groove round and round the in
ner surface of the hole, which was
several feet deep. Night and day -the
busy little captive worked away, dig
ging little pockets here and there as
its improved staircase got farther and
farther from the ground, so that it
might rest from its hard labors. The
workmen kept it supplied with food,
and after the third day the indefatiga
ble little creature reached the top, and
enthusiastic cheering welcomed its
This is often a disease of the blood,
though not alwas. It attacks usually
the joints and tissue and causes a de
posit of uric acid. In its acute stage it
is one of much pain and suffering, some
times affecting a large part aor even all
the body. When near the heart it is
dangerous to life. We arc thankful to
say there is aproper treatment-King's
Sarsaparilla-internally, to eradicate
the poison from the blot . Dr. King's
Nerve and bone Liniment-externally,
to give life to the stiffened, painfol
joints and tissue. Sold by Dr. W. E.
Brown & Co.
A Telling Rebuke.
The privilege of the family of De
Courcy, barons of Kinsale, to wear
hats in the presence of the English
kings was well established, though not
always exercised. Soon after the ac
cession of George II. to the throne the
then Lord Kinsale, who had just come
to his title, was introduced at court
with the usual ceremonies. Whether
from mistake in ettiuette or from pride,
instead of just putting on his hat and
immediately taking it off again, Lord
Kinsale walked about the drawing
room for a considerable time with his
hat on. The courtiers all stared, and
the whole assembly was thrown into
some embarrassment. When the king,
noticing the circumstance, very polite
ly went up to his lordship and told
him that he believed he -irs under
some trivial mistake, for, though he
had an undoubted right to wear his
hat before him, yet his lordship ap
peared to have forgotten that there
were ladles in the room, Lord Kinsale
instantly felt the rebuke, bowed and
took off his hat.
A case came to light that for persist
ent and unmerciful torture has per
haps never been equaled. .Toe Golobick
of Colusa. Calif..- writes." "For 15 years
I endured insuffer-able pain from Rheu
matismn and nothing relieve~d me though
I tried evrrything known. I came across
Electric Bitters and it's the greatest
medicine on earth for that trouble. A
few bottles of it completely relieved
and cured me." JTust as good for- liver
and kidney troubles and general debil
ity. Only 50e. Satisfaction guaranteed
by The R. 13. Loryea Drug Store.
Housekeeper-And are you good
about roast meats? New Girl-Faith,
1 am so, ma'am. Oi'll ate any kind
o' thim widout complainin-Philadel
The granite hills are not so change
less and abiding as the restless sea.
Night Was Her Terror.
- would cough nearly all night long."
writes Mrs. Chas. Applegate, of Alex
adria, Ind., "and could hardly get
auy sleep. I had consumption so bad
that if I walked a block I would cough
frightfully and spit blood, but wvhen all
other medicines failed, three 51. bot
tIes of Dr. King's Ne w Discov-ery whol
lv cured me and I gained 5S pounds."
ts absolutely guaranteed to cure
cure Coughs, Colds, DaGrippe, Bron
chitis and all Throat and Lung Troub
les. Price 50c. sad $1. Trial bottles
Simple Method by Which Beautiful
Effeets Are Obtained.
We know that horticulturists create
almost at will flowers of varied colors
by practicing forced culture, artificial
selection and hybridization, in this
way obtaining a very extended scale of
colors. Still, in any case, the color of
the flower, although it is possible to
give birth to millions of varieties, can
only be modified within certain limits.
With reference to this fact the colors
of flowers have been divided into two
gre tt categories, the xanthic series
yellow, yellowish green, orange and
red-and the cyanic series-blue, indi
go and violet. Never has a flower of
the first series passed into the second,
nor has the reverse taken place; never
has a gardener, no matter how clever
he may be, been able to obtain blue
The florists, however, obtain this
color. The method of the florists is
that classic one which has been long
employed in the case of violets-for
example, making them green with am
monia, white with vapors of sulphuric
acid,~ etc. In this case, however, it is
the coloring matter of the flower itself
which is modified, although in the pro
duction of green carnations -the meth
od adopted is that of artificially intro
ducing coloring matter into the tissues
of the plant, the coloring matter then
being incorporated into the petals.
When the first green carnations ap
peared in Paris the city was seized
witi astonishment, and many persons
willingly paid as much as 2 francs
apiece for the flowers. The municipal
authorities instituted an investigation
and soon discovered how the flowers
were colored. It appeared that a
young girl accidentally poured into the
water of a vase containing white car
nations coloring matter with which
she was painting a rose leaf green.
What was her astonishment to see the
carnations lose their white color and
assume a beautiful green tint. From
this to the regular manufacture of the
flowers was only a step.
All plants, however, do not lend
themselves in an equal manner to these
vagaries. The carnation, hyacinth,
orange flower, gillyflower, iris, chrys
anthemum and camellia are the most
easily colored, and In this respect it is
amusing to experiment with the many
hues that can be obtained. It is only
necessary to prepar6 a coloring solu
tion, then cut the stem of the flower
and place it in the solution. The plant
draws up the water, and little by little
the coloring matter is distributed
throughout the plant's tissues. A
common gillyflower placed in a solu
tion of light green aniline dye is
quickly transformed, at the end of
twenty minutes the white parts being
blue, the yellows green and the reds
violet. Many other effects may be
produced in the same way.-Cosmos.
Cured His Mother of Rheumatism.
"My mother has been a sufferer for
many years from rheumatism." says
W. H. Howard of Husband, Pennsyl
vania. "At times she was unable to
move at all while at all times walking
was painful. I presented her with a
bottle of Chamberlain's Pain Balm and
after a few applications she decided it
was the most wonderful pain reliever
she had ever tried, in fact she is
never without it now and is at all times
able to walk. An occasional applica
tion of Pain Balm keeps away the pain
that she was formerly troubled with."
For Sale by The R. B. Loryea Drug
Store. Isaac M. Loryea, Prop.
The rigid etiquette of courts -has
more than once come near making a
martyr of the person whom the rules
prevented from aiding oft'hand. In
Spain these notions of etiquette were
carried to such an extent that Philip
III. met his death in direct conse
quence of them. The king was one
day gravely seated by a chimney,
where the fire maker of the court had
kindled so great a quantity of wood
that the monarch was suffocating with
heat His grandeur would not sufL'er
him to rise from the chair to call for
help, the officers in waiting were not
within call, and the domestics could
not presume to enter the apartment,
because it was against the euquette.
At last the Marquis de Polat appeared,
and the king ordered him to damp the
ire, but he excused himself, alleging|
that he was forbidden by the etiquette
to perform such a function, for which
the Duke d'U~sseda ought to be called
upon, as it was his business. The duke
was gone out, the fire burned fiercer,
and the king endured it rather than
derogate from his dignity, but his blood
was heated to such a degree that ery
sipelas broke on~ t in his head the next
day, which, being succeeded by a vio
lent fever, carried him off.
Acid Iron Mineral cures Dyspepsia and. Indi
gestion. If the food you eat gives you paim and
does not digest readily, a dose taken af ter each
meal will give immediate relief and if used
regularly will permanently cure you. Trade A
I-M mark on every bottle. Sold by all drug
giss Acid Iron Minera Co..
Columbia. S. C.
Her Definition of Sin.
A little girl was called to court one
day to be a witness. She was so small
that the lawyers thought she might
not know what an oath was. So they
asked her some questions.
"Do you understand the nature of an
oath?" asked a lawyer.
"Yes, sir," said the little girl.
'What is ity'
"It is a swear."
"What do you mean when you say,
'It Is a swear?' "
"Well, it is that I have to tell the
"If you don't tell the truth, what
"That woul. be a sin."
"What is a '(.?"
"A bad mark from God."'
They let the child tell what she
knew, and they all believed her,
To Cure a Cough.
The coughs so prevalent these days
usually develop before you realize what
has happened. Now the best thing to
do is to take the most reliable cough
cure you can get. None better' than
Murrays Horehound Mullein and Tar.
It is made of the purest ingredients
and can be given to infants as well as
grown people. Above all else IT
CRfES. You wvill find it at all drug
gists. 25c a bottle-extra large bottle.
Bothers Him Too.
"It is strange,'' said the minor poet,
with an important air, "but there are
days that I cannot write at all."
"Me, too," replied the plain persen,
"and Wednesday's the worst of all. I
'most generally write the 'n' before
the 'd.' "-Philadelphia Press.
The quick results of Acid Iron Mineral in the
cure or Dyspepsia, Indigestion _and bowel
trouble have struk thousands with wonder..
Heals cuts, burns, old sores and all sk-in dis
rade A- I mark on every bottle. Sold by
The New Year
Don't brag about the new leaves you turn. Let
the leaves take care of themselves. Don't make a
change if you are buying your Furniture here.
Don't make the change because you are saving
money every time you make a purchase here. If
you have not been buying your Furniture here you
have simply been doing your ban k account an in
justice and it is up to you to make the change im
mediately. You'll save money here and you know
During this new month we offer some very special
price inducements. The holiday trade was gr'eat,
but naturally there are some few small lots by odd.
I pieces, Crockery, Lamps and other novelties- that
we wish to sell right now. You will be surprised
when you learn the special prices now put on these
We Need Room.
Specially low prices are offered on all our goods
now because we want to make quick sales. We.
need the room and we need it right now. The im
provements we are about to make on our store will
I necessitate our making room for the carpenters.
3 When we have it all finished our fadilities for han
diing tine Furniture will be unequalled in this part
of the State.
For Your Office.
Start the new year right in your office. You'll -
make more money by using improved filing systems
I and modern office Furniture. We sell the cele
brated Globe-Wernekie Elastic Book Cases and I
Files, the very best on the market. Cost a lot less
than you think.
I S. L. KRASNOFF
THE FURNITURE MAN,
Furniture and Coffins,
Manning, S. C.
The public to come and inspect our stock of
SFancy & Staple Groceries 8
SWe carry this line and will cheerfully give you prices, as
Sit is to your interest to keep in touch with them.
S Yes, we have the best Full Patent and if you are
somewhat dissatisfied with your flour, try our 100 per
cent. and we feel reasonably sure you will be pleased,
that is if you are looking for a high class article.
Wecryboth parched and green, and if you wa~nt a
3 first class article, something nicely flavored and contain- -
Sing good strength try some of our Coffee.
S We beg that you do not confuse these goods with pos
sibly others you have been using.
S Can we quote you prices in bulk? Certainly, with '
pleasure. Call and see.
ISN'T IT fryu
Natural that one who manufactures- can give you more fryu
money than can one who first has to buy before HE can sell YOU?
Just think it over carefully and then remember that WE ARE MAN
LELAND MOORE' AINT & OILl CO.
Manufacturers of "Pure Mixed Paints,"
211 East Bay Street, Charlestoni, S. C.
Sells itself--none better.
Ten thousand tone now offered for sale.
Nitrate off Soda,
1Viuriate off potash,
H A RBY & CO., "sC.
rGset our Prices. Please.