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of liberally using our fertili
zers. IS to Yf amrM
on eso m Read t fo.
lowing from Messrs. Wherry
a: Son. owners of the alia
Fruit Farm. Durant iss.
*We made $900 from one acre
strawberries, on which your
fertilizers 'were used. Eight
yearsagowe bought this place
at $20 per acre. It was then
considered to have been worn
out twenty years before, but
by liberally using
under peas and velvet beans.
we can now grow almost any
thing, and have been offered
$250 per acre for the place. We
experimented with a great
many brands of fertilizers.
but tind the highest per-cent.
cheaper." Now don'tyou think
Would enable you to pay off a
mortgage if you had one?
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.D . King's
Editor TheI 1anning Times:
Last Friday several young
people spent a very pleasant
evening at the hospitable home
of Mr. R. W. Green. Many
games were played and music
was furnished by a few of the
guests. Each one seemed to en
Miss Maude Gregory, a teacher
near New Zion, spent a few days
last week at the home of Mr. D.
Representative Green spent a
few at home last week.
Miss Olive Lavender of New
Zion visited Miss Leola Turbe
ville last week.
Mr. S. E. Benton of Sardis,
visited his daughter Mrs. J. L.
Green last week.
Mr. S. C. Turveville spent
last Saturday in Manning.
Turiteville Jan. _2, 1906.
The Cruel Plant.
A Canadian climber, the Physianthus
albens, has received the n rne of "cruel
plant" from its ill treatment o? butter
flies. it flowers in the month of Au
Iust, and the butterdies. attracted by
the, perfume, hover around it in large
nt=zers and push their trunks into the
cdrIilas to sip the honey. A air of
senstive vegetable pinchers . the
heart of the flower grips the delicate
proboscis, and iN spite of struggles to
get free the butterfly hangs suspended
until it dies. Apparently the plant has
nothing to gain by the death of the in
sect, as it Is not carnivorous, like the
Venus fly trap. In fact, If the butter
fly were allowed to come and go it
would tend to foster the species by as
sisting cross fertilization. It appears,
however, that the "cruel plant" came
originally from Brazil, where the but
terflies are much stronger and extri
cate.their suckers from the trap. We.
may add that another Canadian plant,
the Cnicus discolor, Is charged with
cruelty. The dower has a gland which
secretes a viscous liquid capable of
liming msects which are fond of it
Moreover, they sqegr to be stupefied
and poisoned by it, and no reason can
as yet be assigned for the deadly con
A Colossal Harp.
The largest harp ever made, so far
as is known, was that Invented and
constructed by M. Veritan. provost of
Burkli, near Basel. It was known as
the gigantic meteorological Xolian
harp. It was 320 feet in length and
was erected in the garden of its invent-.]
or in liST. This harp consisted of fif-J
teen iron wires, 320 feet in length.
stretched between two poles. The wires
were from. two to three inches apart,
the largest being one-sixth of an inch
in thickness and the smallest one
twelfth of an inch. They were placed
in the direction of north and south-andj
inclined i such a manner as .to form
an angle of from twenty. to thirty del
grees with the horizon, being stretched
by means of rollers properly disposed
for the purpose. Whenever the weath
er changed the wires sounded with
such loudness that It was Impossible to
go on with a concert In the house. The
sound sometimes represented the hiss
ing noise of water In rapid ebullition,
sometimes~ that of a harmonicon and
sometimes that of distant chimes or an
-,The First Hats.
Discoursing on the subject of hats an
antiquary expressed the opinion thatI
the hat was first used quite as mu'ch
for decoration as for protectuon. The
ancestor of all hats he considers to
have been the fillet, or band, around the
hair worn by the ancient Greeks,
among others. Probably the first hint
gained by men regarding head orna
ments was through observing the
crests, plumes and antlers of va~rlous
birds and beasts. The eastern races,
with their fondness for ceremony and
display, afford the most notable In
stances of the use of hats as signs of
rank and authority. Thus in Bud
dhist countries the gods are represent
ed as wearing elaborate forms of head
gear. In Korea the fashion attains its
height, no fewer than fifty kinds of
hats being worn by the natives as tndi
cations of their social position.
The Horse's Hoof.
In Its present elaborate form the hoef
of a horse Is the most perfect in-stru
ment of support which has been de
vised In the animal kingdom to upfild.
a large and swiftly moving animal in
its passage over the ground. The orig
inal toe nail and the neighboring soft1
parts connected with It have been mod-1
ified into a~ structure which. In an ex
traordnary manner combines solidity
with. elasticIty, so that It may .strike1
violent~ blows -upon the hard surface
of the: earth without harm. The result
is that the horse can carry a greater
weight at a swifter speed than any
other animal approaching it In. sie
A Hatter's 'Oriek.
"There are tricks in every trade, you
knw," said a New York claian.
"Even in retail hat selling many dodges
"I said to a hatter one day:
"'I don't see how you can afford to
iron for nothing all the silk hats you
"The man nodded at me gravely.
"'We have to do It. sir,' he said.
'The hats would last too long If we
.The Last Wordi.
"Does your wife Insist on having the
nst word?' asked the person who is
dulges in impertinent ques'tions.
"Not at all," answered Mr. Meekton.
"It is quite customary for me to close
Ithe conversatiorn wIth 'very well,' orj
Isome such remark, to indicate that Ii
understand what Henrietta intends to
c onvey."--Washnlgton Star.
"This5eem5 lne a sweet dream," he
rapturously remarked as he lingered
with her at the doorstep.
"It' doesn't seem lIke i' dream to me,"
sh replied. "for a dream soon vanishes,
He Knew Her.
"I can't decide," she said, "whether to
take the hat or not, but it Is just the
dearest thing I've seen this season."
"The dearest?" asked the husband,
Happenings in the Sandy Grove Section.
ditor The Mannina Times
Mr. John Ham and family, of
Lamar, have moved on the place
)f MIr. S. V. Gowdy. We are
very glad to have thei in our
Mr. W.~ D. McFaddin spent
last Fridav in Manning.
The McFaddin School has
Lwelnty nine pupils enrolled now
if our school keeps on increas
ing wve will have to enlarge outr
.ehool house. We hope to have
atent desks put in before long.
Mr. J. W. McFaddin and wife.
ire spending a few days at Sar
linia, S. C.
We are very glad to hear our
Eriend, Mr. George Workman, is
out after being so very ill.
Miss Rosa McFaddin has been
pending a while with her sister,
rs. Fullimore, of Salem, S. C.
Mr. G. T. Worsham spent Sat
arday in Manning.
Mr. John Ham made a flying
rip to Timmonsville Saturday.
Mrs. J. P. Langston is getting
long nicely now. She has been
under treatment at St. Francis
Xavier Hospital, Charleston.
We are having very warm
eather now. It looks as if we
are going to have some rain.
Mr. Ed Adams and sister,
from Hebron,,paid us a short
visit Saturday evening..
Mr. J. F. McFaddin, of King- i
stree; spent last week at his old
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For coughs and colds no remedy is
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nd Tar-the Liquid Cold Cure. It is
lifferent from a4l others-better, be
ause it expels all cold from the system I
by acting as a cathartic on the bowels.
3ives strength to weak lungs: Affords
immediate relief in Croup, Coughs,
ZGolds, Whooping-Cough, etc. Children
Love it. Sold by The R. B. Loryea Drug
THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
Ceylon's Tradition About Adam and
Eve's First Habitation.
Ceylon, in local tradition, was the
garden of Eden, and you will be
shown Adam's peak to prove it, and
Adam's bridge, the chain of rocks and
islets which the maps show stretching
across from Ceylon.to the coast of In
dia. Eve, or Heba, as the-eastern sto
ry calls her, was well satisfied with
her lot in the garden of Ceylon, but
Atami, manlike, showed a disposition
to rove, or, as we might now say, emi
grate. One day while' wandering on 1
the west coast he met a strange man,
who in tfxe course of conversation held
before him a fascinating panorama of
the lovely country across the waters
gardens.- and rich orchards, valleys ,
teeming with birds and gazelles and
all the rest. Atami had seen nothing
like it in Ceylon. He had always been
trying- to coax Heba into emigration
without success, but now his mind was
mad .up, .and-he went home to the t
shades of Adamn's- feak. and ordered
her peremptlurIly -tg pa-e up and make t
ready for a.statt7 Heba: pleaded in t
vain, but - ita~nt'as persistent and
led the way a.cross "Adam's bridge"(
to- India, where he found, to his dis- <
may, a .dreary and forbidding wilder- ,
ness. The panorama man (it will be I
readily guessed wh~o he was) had de- c
ceived Atami, and the disappointed I
wanderer fell into despaiir. Then it t
was that the angel messenger cante z
andgave the dIsobedient At'mi orders t
to go on into the desert and wiid pitces
and suffer th'c punishment taat was
his die. Athmi's nobility of spirit
showed itself here, for he begged the '
angel to intercede that his oivn pun
ishment fiight be doubled an'd"Heba ~
permted 'o return'~tg the .garden of ~
Eden 'rie ' e(1 a fris mate and ~
a freshstati -You iv~HI~a~p~t to think* C
that thls~ei iii~i of gallan- *
tr set;,:yby ~ eheroic- 'rnii has not
been geueraly -enmuidte&(-by his de- s
acendatidw ~1aat corner 'of the world ~
(hen. yoa ,5 a. native walking along
Noing a is'ote or a chew of bhang
whfe his wfif.truggles wearily be
ald. with the family load on her deli- ~
DIAMOND SMUGGLERS. 0
~Caught Owing to Their Inge
- - nity In Biding, Gema.
"Damond smugglers are a c-onstant 1
oure of worry to us," said the eus
oms house inspector. "Despite every
)recaution taken here and abroad to
pot them, not more than 10 per cent e
Lre caught with the goods. There seems
: be no limit to the devilish Ingenuity -
employed by these-I was going to say
;entry-but there are quite as many
romen in the basiness as men. a
"It is really wonderful, when you s:
~ome to think of it, that we are ever I
ble to make a good haul when you
:onsider how easily diamonds can be
oncaled. Hollow beels are a favorite
:eceptacle for the precious stones. andI
[understand that there are piaces in
urope where you1 can buy shoes spe- I
ially constructed =vita spaces in the y
"~I remember one woman--she is still
.n the business-who displayed great in
genuity in smuggling diamonds. It
wvas only by chance that we caught ner ~
at one of her tricks. :She arrived with .
a. ;ery striking Parls Donnet, which
wvas ornamented with bunches of
rapes. While we were examining her
'aggage this dream of at hat blew off
md was smashed by a passing truck. t
[ rushed gallantly to recover the hat e
and then saw that each of the grapes
contained a diamond or precious stone.
She got what was left of the hat, but
-What can a man of ordinary per- I
ception do with such people? They
will best h!rn every timo unless he'sI
gifted with second sight. I never see
a chap with long hair but I think of
the~ day we picked $10,000 worth of
stones from a feliow's head who wore
a pompadour like a brush heap.1
"No, we can't lieep up with all their
tricks and don't expect to. It's the be
haior of the smuggler that generally
gives him away. When we see a man
or woman acting uneasy, nerv-ous, be
traying his or her guilt by gestures, we
have him or ner searched. One gets to
know the smuggler face after a time,
and so captures are made."--New York
iThree Tombs at Westminster.
In the east walk of the cloisters at
Vestminster abbey there are three
Lost interesting graves-those of
Thomas Betterton and his wife, better
:nown as Bess Saunderson, and the
ver fascinating Mrs. Bracegirdle. Of
I1 the people who lie within these hal
L)wed walls it may safely be said that
letterton has the best claim of all to
his privilege. No small measure of
>ralse imust be accorded to this gifted
(etor fur the fact that he almost more
han any on, else was responsible for
he resuscitation of the English drama
tfier the stern regime of the Puritans.
Jrs. Bracegirdle was either adopted by
lettertou or placed under his care, and
he very soon took all hearts in Lon
[on by storm. She achieved her great
st success In acting In Congreve's
>lays. Her artistic career, however,
vas a comparatively short one, for
dfrs. Bracegirdle retired from the
tage in dudgeon when Anne Oldfield
irst became her dangerous rival. She
ived on in honorable retirement and
ieloved by all, high and low, far and
tear, until the year 1748, when she was
>uried here beside her old friends the
lett *tons.-London Mall.
How DreamN Are Weighed.
An ingenious instrument which dem
instrates the close connection that ex
sts betw dreams and brain calcula
ion is kn as the "tilt board." A
ong. shallow tray big enough for a
nan to recline upon is balanced exact
y upon a steel blade. A subject is
>laced upon It and put to sleep, where
ipon the end containing his feet gen
rilly falls. But eventually the subject
>egins to dream, and then the tray con
ainlng the sleeper's feet reascends, the
mxfent to which it moves varying ac
prdiag-to the vividness of the dream.
Che* eplanation is. .that the . blood
eaves the- brain of a. sleeper directly
he mental' activities 'cease, and, the
tead as a result becoming lighter, that
nd of the balance rises. When the
leeper dreams small quantities of
>lood are recalled to the brain to sup
>ly the dreams, and the -balance Is
;adually changed. In. this way
reams may be weighed.
Vemyas Among the Incas.
The only planet which the Incas had
tscovered was Venus, which they
alled the hairy on account of the
rightness of its rays. They said that,
eing the most brilliant of the stars,
he sun would not permit it to be sep
.rated from him and obliged it to attend
Is rising as -well as his going down,
ust as at the courts of kings only the
most distinguished lords and the hand
omest ladies were admitted to the cer
mrnious vyal risings and retirings.
t apAis niarly certain that' the In
as spoke of Venus under two different
Ames, according as it preceded or fol
wed the sun.. To this day the native
eruvians name'it in fanciful language
he eight hour torch and the twilight
imp. As this star served to show the'
ndians when It was tine to 'prepare
de maize for cooking, they also gave It
name indicative of that act. A chapel
a the Temple of the Sun was -conse
rated to this planet.
Auctioneers In England.
The auctioneers of the United King
oZ.' -not claim o belog to a verb
ncent-profession so farnas that coun
cy sconcerned. Tblousilauctions were
amliar Institutions- In ancient Rome,
he first in the British islands Is said'
a have been held about. 1700j* n
lisha Yale, governor of- Fort
Madras), put up for sale his tropr
f the east, and, although "auctionN
rs defined in 1678 as "!a making EL
lublick sale and selling of goods by
utcry," it does not appear to have
een recognized then as a British insti
Ltion. The word "auctioneer" does
ot occur before the eighteenth cen
'Lorenzo Dow and Burr.
Whet ~:he - timid colonial clergymen
rere afxad.to criticise Aaron Burr's
reason th'ey' asked Lorenzo Dow what
e thought of Burr's meanness. He
aised both hands like a grekt V and
bouted: "Aaron Burr mean! Why, I
ould take the little end of nothing
hittled down to a point, punch out
be pith of a hair and put in 40,000
ch traitor souls as his, shake 'em up,
nd they'd rattle."
An Ardent Lover.
"And you went straight to her father
nd demanded his daughter's hand?"
"I went straight enough, but I-well,
11 admit that- I didn't carry out my
"Scared! No, sir: But we got to
tiking stocks, and T forgot all about
."-Cle'veland Plain Dealer.
- 'He Goes Out.
"That's a pretty swell smoking jack
tyou've got on," said the caller.
"Smoking jacket?" replied Henpeck.
Why, this Is my house coat."
"Well. that's the same thing"
"Well, I guess it isn't the same thing;
ot in this 'house. Wh'ien I want to,
note I have to put on my overcoat."
.A Rising Man.
:Warden '(to newly arrived convict)
a this institution we try to put a
ian to work at his own trade or pro
ession, so that he can work his' wa
p. What is your occupation? Co
it-I'm an aeronaut.
Tom-May Pechis is certainly what
ou might call a "kissable" girl. Dick
-Kissable? Why, man alive, she's
ostively edible.-Phihdelphiat Ledger.
Milly-And how does your' brother'
ake married life? Tilly-He takes it
ecording to directions. His mother-in'
iw lives with him.
ears the heddYHaeAlways B801ght
The Man For the Job.
"But," .asked the propiitor of the
skyere apartments, "do you think
his man is suited for the position of
'"Ob, splendidly." repied the man
gr. ""He hais been at vairious times
u iceman, a coalman and a policeman.
)h he's just als independent and sassy
s he can be."-Philadelphiai Press
"Talking aboii scientific curiosities,
e hi-- .1ic--r.. wue thing about nn
HOW BIRDS SOAR.
The Kite a 1aster of the Art of
",In the summer of 1872 I was visit
ing on the Warm Springs reservation
in eastern Oregon," says a writer.
"The residences of the government em
ployees were in a deep valley between
table lands through which the water
courses had cut deep canyons. I climb
ed up on one of these tables, the edge
of which was in most places perpen
dicular for ten, twenty and more feet,
and as I stood there in a strong breeze
blowing against the face of the slope
a small hawk came gliding along eight
or ten feet above the edge and follow
ing the course of the edge, and he kept
on until he was little more than a rod
away from me. He seemed to be mak
ing no effort except a little balancing
and turning in order to steer himself.
The explanation seemed to me very
simple. Just there at the edge there
was a strong, sharply ascending cur
rent which enabled him to use wind
Ziad gravity against each other.
"In the autumn of that year I went
to Fuchau, China, and there I found
the city frequented by 0specles of
large bird which we call a XIte. It
seems to be half hawk, half buzzard,
in its build and habits. Its flight Is
heavy and awkward, its wings being
too big for its pectoral muscles, and
their tips are not pointed like a hawk's,
but broad and square across. But It
Is a master of the art of soaring.
There are in Fuchau two hills which
lie square across the path of the after
noon sea breeze. Here toward the
close of a breezy autumn afternoon a
dozen or a score of-_ ese kites will
resort and have a genuine coastig
"These hillsides are quite steep, and
of course there results a strong, sharp
upward current at the top. The kites
come to the top and, starting fromthe
eddy in the lee of the top, glide 'out
into the uprushing current, wings bal
ancing up and down and head and tail
turning and twisting till they aie- in
the heart of the upward current, and
then they turn broadside to It and are
borne upward and: biackward .seveigIE
dra or a hundred feet. Then they de-'
sceid again into :the -eddy and again
steer themselves out lito the4uprushing
current. Throughout Itall thereIs.very
little flapping odf the wings."-Chicago
ERRORS 11. ILLUSTRATION.
How Eaiy They.Ar& .1&de In Hurry
"Perfection'ordetail,~" said the car
toonist,- "Is very rare in the making of
pictures, whether they be painted on
canvas b.y the great masters or drawn
in lih4 by mheii who illu'strate.the daily
newspapers. It -is the 'geiieral effect
that teils. There are few newspaper
pictures- and I don't except my own
In which you can't pick some flaw from
the standpoint of realism.
.j 'the hurried effort of the news
pVer artist, who counts the minutes
bfythe clock, there may be some excuse
for. this, but when -we: ee'a man carv
inia turkey-left ?i'ron the cover
of k. nagzi wie mlist agree that the
artist*5a -feitir been careless or else
has eployedd a left handed model to
pose for him, and the latter solution Is
".;fisherman landing a trout on a
light rod with never a finger on the
reel is quite a common mistake among
magazine illustrations, and in the mat
ter of costunies of various periods the
iusti-ators are woefully lacking in in
,"To illustrate. how apt we are to
hiie mistakes," continued the cartoon
st, "several years ago I drew a figure
representing Cuba, emaciated, starv
ing, a thing of skin and bones. The
figure was halt naked, and I tried to
bring out all the horrible details-the
shrunken limbs, the gaunt face, the
ribs protruding through the skin and,
above all, the hollow cavity where the
stomach should have been. A friend
of mine, a doctor, took me to task
about it. 'Persons who are starving to
death,' he said, 'may be abnormally
emaciated in every other part ~of 'the
body except the stomach. The abdo
men in the advanced stages is expand
ed, giving the victim a grotesque ap
pearance.' To substantiate this state
ment he showed me some photographs
taken in India during a famine, and I
was forced to admit that he was right."
Women In Venice.
In Venice, says the Ladies' Realm,
the women of the lower classes accept
tributes to their beauty from perfect
strangers as a matter of course. It is
considered not only proper, but polite,
to compliment a passing maiden on the
charm of her beautiful eyes or com
plexion. If one treads on the skirt of
a pretty woman, one has only to say,
"Pardon, beautiful girl," to receive the
most dazzling smile and bow in return
for the awkwardness. At cafes fre
q uented by the people it is the custom
for waiters to say when placing a
chair for one of the women, "Take this
seat, beautiful blond," or, "Sit here,
lovely brunette," as the case may be.
A Woman Soldier.
Women disguised as men have often
served as soldiers. The: following in
scription is on a tombstone in the -Eng
lish town of Brighton: "In memory of
Phoebe Hassel; born y2.3, died 182'1,
aged 108 years. She..'qpryed for .many
years as a private soldier in many
parts of Europe, and at the battif -f
Fontenoy, fighting. bravely, she ~re
ceived :a b~yonat Wound in the 1ef4
Although. aot yet perfected, -thif Ma-.
jorama telephone bids fair vastly .to
ektnid thf- field of. usefulneas of tile
log .distance telephone by rendering
audible vtbrationg'too faint to actuate
the disk of the .&dinai'y receiver or
even the microphoaelistrUmens...O
You will not find beauty in. rept:
>r complexion whitewash. . uta
:omes to them onita -.tagi Hollis
te's Rocky Moua Qti is a
wonderful ~tonic and eautifier. 35
cents Tea or Tablets. Dr. Wmn. E.
Brown & Co.
The physician has-:inethods by which
he determnines whsether or not a pa
tient is shammaagj? Other people have
different xieth'ods, ..wlich may some
times be as'successful as the doctor's.
"Do you believe that was a real faint
of Sally Ann's, or do you think. she
Just shamfned so's- to look interesting
to Willy Lane ang~ -make 'himQgfer. to
toake her home -inh -.M h'a7?" aked
A rare old book, called "The Living
Apthors of England," published in
1849, commences w1th a study of
Wordsworth, in which Is recorded-what
is said to be the only joke the poet ever
made. At a friend's house after din
ner, It appears, the conversation turned
upon wit and humor. Thomas Moore,
who was present, told some anecdotes
of Sheridan, whereupon Wordsworth
observed that he did not consider him
self a witty poet. "Indeed," he said,
"I do not think I was ever witty but
bnce in my life."
Being pressed to tell the company
what this special drollery was, the
poet said, with some hesitation: "Well,
I will tell you. I was standing some
time ago at the entrance of my cot
tage at Rydal Mount when a man ac
costed me with -the question, 'Pray,
sir, have you seen my wife pass by?'
-wheren'pon I- answered, 'Why, my good
'friend, I 2Ldn'tknow till this. moment
that'you bad a wife!"
The company stared and upon realiz
ing- that.this was all there was to the
poet's joke- burst into a roar, of. laugh
ter, -which Wordswortf saniigly ac
cepted as a genuine compliment to the
brilliancy of his wit. --Harper's Weelk
He Had. References.
In her book "A Southern Girl In '61"
Urs. D. Giraud Wright-tels 4,.4capital
story about General:-John. C:&reckin
ridge of Kentucky. $$33U6vitedkby
a certam lady of rank 'lfLohdon to
luncheon. The la4 .had just adver
tised for a footma.- Mistaking the
hour,, General. Breckinridge reached the
house before the appointed time and by
some accident-ras ushered into Lady
Blank's presence- - without being an
nounced. The day was in June. Ow
lhg to the heat'the blinds were drawn,
letting in subdued light. Lady Blank,
glancing at the advancing figure, to
the astonishment of the visitor, greeted
him thus: "Have you a reference frqm
your last place?" The general took In
the situation instantly and, with a
twinkle in his eye, unobserved by the
hostess, answered respectfully, "Yes,
my lady." "What were your dutiest"
was the next -query. "Well, my lady,
in the last three places I held I was
vice president of the 'United States,
major general In the Confederate army
and secretary of war of the Confeder
ate States of America."
When Lincoln Had Few Friends.
In 1864 Lincoln was of all men the
least commended by the Republicans
in congress. On one occasion an editor
visiting Washington asked Senator
Thaddeus Stevens to Introduce him to
isome members of congress who were
favorable to Lincoln's re-election. Ste
vens led him to the desk of Mr. Ar
nold of Illinois. "There," said he. "is
the only Lincoln member of congress
that I know!" Stevens himself regard
ed Lincoln as incompetent and weak.
Henry Wilson (afterward vice DresI
dent) spoke of him as politically a fail
ure. Greeley had a low opinion of his
ability. His personal friends, such as
Washburn, Raymond and Thurlow'
Weed, believed 1ls re-election an im
possibility. Even Lincoln himself at
one time doubted It.-H. T. Peck in
The Lord's Prayer.
The question having arisen as to
whether the English version of the
Lord's Prayer Is a true reproductlen of
the original as found In Matthew, a
native Greet scholar proceeds .to an
swer it. He deals with the petitionsi
order, translates each word with all the
shades of men ngof tho original and
then presents th whole In this form:
"Our Father which art In heaven, ha].
lowed be thy name-thy dominion come
-thy (fixed) purpose be done, as In
heaven, so, too, on earth. Give us this
day our mere (or simple) bread and for
give us our debts as we forgive our
debtors theirs, and let us not fall into a
tempter's snare,. but deliver us from the
A London paper relates that a crowd
of sightseers scurrying across the road
from the Strand caused a partial block
in the traffic. The h-.gging of a particu
larly pompous old gentleman roused
the Ire of a held up cabby. "N~ow, then,
hurry up there, can't yer?" he shouted.
"Am I not hurrying, cabman?' 'was
the mild expostulation.
"'Uirryin'?" snorted cabby, with a
flick of his whip. "You're a-jumnpin'
about like a biteo' stickin' plaster!"
A Diplematie Answer.
Admiral Drake when a lad at the be
ginning of has first engagement was ob
served to shake and tremble very'mch
and, being rallied upon it, observed
with a presence of mind, or, at- all
events, of humor, In which even Nel
son was lacking, "My flesh trembles at
the anticipation of the many and great
dangers into which my resolute and
budaunted head will lead me."
First Treaty of Portsmouth,
The first teaty of Portsmouth, 14t. H.,
was signed uly 11, 1718, the contract
ing parties being belligerent Indians
and the whkes. The news of the treaty
of Utrecht, which ended Qt~een Arnne's
war, reached the city Oct29, 1 12. The
Ingians desIred a treaty, and It was
formally signed on the above date.
Learning a Lxesson...
Yudge-You are charged with as
.sault and battery. What have you to
say? Prisoner-Not v. word, yerose-.
It sas sayin' too much got me into this
Quite a Feat.
Judge-Who bit'Tyour ear off? Mrs.
Blsek (wishiagto protect her husband)
-I-4 dial Jt mahself.-Exchange.
An obstikaite man does got hold .opin
S How tofvoid Pneumonia.
We have-never heard of a single in
stance of a cold-resulting in pneumonia
os other luag trouble when Foley's
Roney and Tatehas been taken. It~ not
only stops the cough; but heals and
st:engthens the lungs. Ask for. Foley's
Heney and Tar and refuse any..substi
tufts offered. Dr. C. J. Bishop Q.f
Agr.ewv, Mvich., writes: "I have used
Pok~ey's Hion ey and Tar in three very
-s'er'e cases of pneumonia with good
results in every cose." The R B. Lor
'yea Drug Store, Isaac M. Loryea, Prop
"I looked everywhere for you at thei
church fair last eveningE" said her
ardent devotee, "but I didn't' see you..
"Yvunrgetn as answered rsweeti.
It is often the case that amateurs
would like to make some use of hand
some horns, but from the rigid and ob
stinate nature of the material are un
able to do so. A simple process care
fully followed out would enable any
one to make beautiful and useful arti
cles. The inner part of the horn is
scraped out, then it Is thrown Into wa
ter and boiled for an hour or ao, when
It becomes soft. It is then held in the
flame of a wood or coal fire, being con
stantly turned. It should be kept in the
fire for some time, care being taken
that It does not burn. and lb frequently
moistened by being dipped in boiling
water. The heat and steam will soften
It to about the condition of molten lead.
It Is therefore very soft and can be
split lengthwise by a strong knige and
pinchers. It can then be cut into thin
layers by separating the sheets of
whIch it Is composed. By being press
ed between dies it can be made to take
almost any form. When the article is
complete It can be scraped smooth,
then given a high polish.
Snakes have their usefulness in the
world. They are the scavengers of
swamps and morasses where other ani
mals of size are unable to penetrate or
to exist It is in the tropics of course
that serpents chiefly abound. All
snakes are of tropical origin, but some
species have spread into cooler lati
tudes. In very cold countries there are
no snakes. Contrary to the popular
belief, there are some snakes in Ire
land, bit they are very rare. The
smallest serpents 1n the world are the
"worm snakes" of the tropics. They
are about as big as fair sized earth
worms. Some snakes lay eggs, while
others bring 'forth their young alive.
In the latter category are vipers, rat
tlesnakes and nearly all water snakes.
Pythons incubate their eggs after lay
Placid Hindoo Servants.
Hindoo servants are the . most Im
perturbable people In the world. You
may throw one downstairs or pat him
on the back. He accepts both with ex
actly the same expression of counte
nance. The Indan's religion Is at the
bottom of all his acts, all his feelings.
He eats, sleeps, moves and has his be
ing according to religious formula,
and his doctrine of reincarnation forms
.hs whole philosophy of life. The fact
that yot are the master now Is due
to the fact that you have been the
servant in some previous reincarna
tion. He Is the servant now, and the
only chance for him to be reborn in
the master's position Is to learn all the
lessons of his present Incarnation. He
takes everything philosophically. It Is
all a part of the day's work.
'Was Willing to Go to Sea.
At the tme when William E. Chan
dler of New Hampshire was secretary
of the navy Admiral Meade was com
mandant of the navy yard in Wash
ington. They got Into trouble some
how, these two positive gentlemen, 9-A
the commandant was summoned before
the secretary one day on a matter of
Importance. The secretary told the
commandant that if he kept on, or
words to that effect, he should certain
ly be obliged to punish him by send
ing him to sea. "Mr. Secretary," said
Meade, "I haven't anything to say ex
cept that when It Is punishment for
an officer of the navy to be ordered to
sea, what Is your service coming to?
I should like- to go to sea, sir. Good
day." . _____-_
London is a shop and a bank, a gam
bWing hell and a cathedral. Its streets
are paved with gold and' set with
thorns, It Is the place.for a rich man.
and the place for a poor man.. I s all
wealth and happiness. It is all pov
erty and distress. It is a huge paradox.
IMany things are possible in London
that are also Impossible. If it so please
you and you possess the ability to do so
you may live not merely a double life,
but half a dozen different lives, which
will never clash with one another. You
may be In London at the same time a
priest and a pirate. It Is big enough
for both of you.-J. H. M. Abbott in
Hats en In Church.
Pepys shows theat in the seventeenth
century both men and women wore
their hats to worship. "To church,"
he writes, "and heard a simple fellow
open the praise of church musique and
exclaiming against men wearing their
hats on in the church." Later he notes
that he saw a minister "preach with
his hat off, which I never saw before."
The hat was then an Integral part of
both male' and female costume, and
Pepys catches ."a strange cold in my
head by flinging off my hat at dinner."
A Cold Storage Romance.
He-Had an odd experience the oth
er day. One morning- my breakfast
boiled egg had an inscription on It. It
said, "The finder may write to me,"
signed "Mary Smith." She-What re
ply did you get? He-The postmaster
replied. He said that Miss Smith died
of old age several years ago.-Lois-i
ville Courier-Journal.... |
The Savage Ear.
"Father," said the small boy, "what
is blank verse?",
"Blank verse, my son,' answered the
man of no literary pretensione, "Is
something that generally sounds as if.
It had been written by a man whose
mind was a blank."--Washington Star.
Nell-Old Mr. Gotrox says he would
die for me. Belle-Be careful. He may
be stronger than he looks.-Philadel
If you wish to please people you must
begin by understanding them.-Reade.
Foley's & Co., Chicago, originated
Honey and Tar as a throat and lung
remedy, and on account of the great
merit and popularity of Foley's Honey
and Tar many imitations are offered r
for the genuine. These worthless im
itations ho.ve similar sounding names.I
Beware of them. The genuine Foley's i
Honey and Tar is in a yellow package.
Ask for it and refuse any substitute. It
is the best remedy for coughs and colds.
The R. B. Loryea Drug Store, Isaac
M. Loryea, Prop.f
Th oun Doctr-,t tk sk of a
ru" ') .t..nW your own fault my
The "Modern Method" system of
high-grade tailoring introduced by
L E. Hays & Co., of Cincinnati, 0.,
satisfies good dressers everywhere.
All Garments Made Strictly
to Your Measure
at moderate prices. 500 styles of foreign
and domestic fabrics from which to choose.
J. W. McLEOD,
1VIANNING-, IS.!C. 2'
a complete treatment at
our store for 25 cts. His
specialty is Liver Com
plaints, all kinds, and he
or money back.
Ramon's Liver Pills
and Tonic Pellets make
Geo.S. Hacker &Son
k- -II ,
Doors, Sash, Blinds,
Moulding and Building
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Sash Weights and Cords.
Window and Fancy Glass a Snecialty.
.When it's a
it is wise to
Z. F. HIGHSMITK,oPt.D.I
OPTOMETRIST & OPTICIAN,
No. 18 South Main Street.
'Phone No. 359. SUMTER, S. C.
VHEN IN MANNING COME TO1
or good, Hot Meals. J. McD. Rich
rdson and Eliza Davis have consoli
ated their Restaurants- under the firm
HICHARDSON & DAVIS.
testaurant. We have seperste apart
ients for white and coic: d. and can
erve you most any hour during the
ay, guaranteeing first-class service.
We solicit the patronage of all our
'ends. We also bandle
nd Green. Groceries-and. (San sat~f
our wants>.n~tiese lines. .-..
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