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The splendid values we ar-e o'eriu_- you should induce you to equip yui
nrms with the most up-to-date nlows4 aul inplements. Our stock of Turn Plows
without doubt the best ever brouia to this market, both in value and variety
We will be glad to have you inspct thcm. We have ali the various kinds o
Guano Distributors and Cotton P anters usu aly carried and are oiYering .yoL
"or the second season the Cole Cotton and Corn Planter. The Southern Cultiva
or, a farm journal published in Atlanta, Ga., most highly recommends this
planter for both cotton and corn, and o:trties to whom we sold in our count.t
Is:t season are loud in their praise of this machine. aside from the splendid to
.:lts to be obtained by the use of this mnachine in p.antinng. ft is well made o
the best steel and casting and will lat for imat years. We will cheerfully furn.
ish names of purchasers last season for reference.
We continue to sell lots of mill supplies. We always have in stock such
fittings as are most wanted and can start you up in short order. We eut pipe ul:
to two inches. We have lately added to our stock Circular Saw Teeth for in
serted tooth saws. We carry in stock the best quality of Lace Leather, Pistern
Packing, Sheet Packing. Babbit 'Metal. and Lubricating Oil. All at the lowest
PAINT YOUR HOUSE.
It will improve your property more than any other investment. A thousand
dollar house well painted iooks far more'attractive than one many timesits value
not painted. We have the very best cirades of paint at prices that will interest
We have most beautiful Floor Stains. Let us induce you to stain the floor
of one room and note how much easier it is to keep clean than the others. It.
will be only a question of time when all Your floors will be stained. Floor paints
and stains are mixed and ready for use. * You have only to brush the paint on
the clean floor and the work is done. It dries quickly.
The splendid values we are now offering in O.'K. Cook Stoves continues
to bring us customers. There is nothing like 0. K. Cook Stoves made for the
same money- The handsome appearance. the splendid workmanship displayed
in their make-up, the fine quality of the iron used in the eastings. all go to
make the 0. K. Cook Stove what it is. the best Cook Stove ever offered for the
very truly yours.
Manning Hardware Co.
Let us show you the best Assortment of
GARDEN AND FIELD SEEDS
in the county. We mention below a few of Wood's Famous
Specials that we handle in bulk:
Early Dwarf Lima Bush Beans.
Earliest Red Speckled Valentine Bush Beans.
Early Buspee Stringless Green Pod Bush Beans.
Old Homestead or Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans.
Stowell's Evergreen Sugar Corn.
Mammoth Sugar Corn.
Trucke:s' Favorite Corn.
- Gentry's Early Corn.
Golden Deut Field Corn-Makes in 90 days.
Virginia White Dent Field Corn.
Improved Snow Flake Field Corn--Makes in 100 days.
Albermearle Prolific Field Corn- Makes 4 to 7 ears to stalk.
Early Amber Sorgham Cane.
Pearl or Cat.Tail Millet, for feeding green to cows and stock.
Early Irish Cobbler Potatoes.
Late~Peach Blow Irish Potatoes. Just what you need.
Improved Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon.
Carolina Bradford Watermelon-The finest known.
We handle nothing but the best and are daily receiving
fresh tock. If we haven't what you want we'll get it for you.
The Busy Seed Store.
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Before you let the coutract, for that
Turned Vork or Log Cart. Our prices
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stan'dard and when you need work in
that line remember that we are just
ias accommodating as ever. and we are
awys glad to se you.
I have opened up a Meat Market in
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otice, where I will keep the best Fresh
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THE EDIFYING SOLDIER.
Sketch of One of the Great German
The Troedel market is on a little is
land in the heart of the old town of
Nuremberg. Along the north branch
of the river is an old, low eaved house
with a little darkling doorway. When
you have got so far you are met by a
ittle old man-a rusty little man who
ooks as though he were made of metal
-who leads you into the great mysteri
>s warehouse of toys.
Round all the walls they are ranged
-guns, cannons, motors, steamships,
trumpets, sabers, and everywhere the
soldiers. How many millions of metal
oldiers have marched away from the
rroedel market not even the rusty old
man .could tell you-mighty articles of.
pewter and tin.
Hundreds of regiments, of battalions,
)f divisions, are drawn up on the
helves, waiting for the day when they
lmll be sent out into battle. And
rith a kind of pride the rusty old man
says. "They are edifying soldiers."
That is the German way of putting
t. What it means Is that each army
illustrates a battle or a campaign
the war of Troy, the campaigns of
lexander, the exploits of Coeui de
Lion, the war of thirty years, the
siege of Orleans, the victories of Na
oleon, the battles of 1870 and (the
me I liked best) that desperate battle
n which a tiny tin hero with gleam
ng teeth rough rode it up San Juan
,111. In a word, the edifying soldiers
-each history, geography, strategy.
Vance Thompson in Everybody's.
EATING IN PUBLIC.
The Varied Sorrows of the Critical
Man Who Dines Out.
What chance has the diner out of
being completely happy? The mere
ctions of eating and drinking are nei
ther pretty nor conducive to showing
people at their best. It is really a
most uncouth sight to see a man or a
woman stoking fo6d. The necessity
)f being polite at the same time makes
[t uncomfortable as well. No sooner
ave you got into conversation with a
pleasant woman than the soup in your
mustache stops all Inspiration. She
Cicspises you for your play with your
apkin, and your mustache is out of
hape. And who can feel that the
vening is going to be what he hoped
when he realizes that his shirt front is
5mirched with some relic of the meal?
Indeed, dinner parties are -really a
truggle between eating and talking, a
truggle which does not always end,
s do most things, in the survival of
the fittest As one can't speak with
me's mouth full and first hunger must
be appeased, conversation and eating
-o on rather as a game, the one person
whipping up some food while the other
Is speaking and then in his turn speak
[g in order to enable his partner to
-et some nourishment To talk or to
mat might be a sensible question at the
beginning of dinner, but it is not one
likely to be asked. One Is seldom sure
which is least worth sacrificing, the
rood or the conversation. How much
simpler it would be if we fed apart
md indulged in conversation after
Shingling a House.
And I looked and beheld seven car
>enters shingling a house. They were
iuling up bundles or shingles that
iad been lying in the rain for two
lays and nailing them on one by one.
:~n a few days the shingling will be
lone. Then the painter will come
long with his ladders and brushes
mnd stains, and 5,300 will be spent by
he owner of the cottage to have it
:horoughly dabbed. And In a little
rhile the sun wili shine, and all the
~hingles will buckle, some up, some
lwn, until the cottage will resemble
tfrizzled chicken. And there will be
eaks and cursings s'nd lamentations.
ow, brethren, why not be sensible in
hese small matters? Painters are not
ieeded at all in a case of this kind.
Keep your shingles dry; buy a few
>rrels of stain; soak the shingles in
he stain and throw them on the grass
: dry; then nail them to the clap
Joards. They will never buckle, they
vi never leak, and you have saved
1300.-New York Press.
There Is a general impression that
he humidity of the air Is greater in
be woods than in the open fields.
Ehis is contradicted, however, by the
esult of observations made in Ger
nany. It was found there that the
ummdity, both relative and absolute,
Vas slightly greater in the open than
n the woods, and this was true equal
y In the morning and In the after
oon. As to the temperature of the
tir among the trees, it was a trifle
igher than in the open in the morn
ng and In a more marked degree in
Thomas Sheridan, the father of Lady
Duf'erin, once displeased his father,
rho, remonstrating with him, exclaim
ad, Why, Tom, my father would nev
er have permitted me to do such a,
ig"'"Sir," said his son in a tone
>f the greatest indignation, "do you
resume to compare your father to my
Dickens' Interest In Inns.
"Pickwick" is the very Odyssey of
ans and travel, for the youthful Dick
mns had traversed England as a re
~orter, and in "Pickwick" alone no
~ewer than fifty-five inns, taverns, etc.,
n London and the provinces are men
loned and often described at length.
The Change She Wanted.
Stella-Do you advocate changes in
pelling? Bella-Only Miss to Mrs.
How to Avoid Appendicitis.
Most victims of append icisis are those
who are habitually constipated. Orino
axative Fruit Syrup cures chronic
oostipatiou by stimulating the liver
Lnd bowels and restores the natural
etion at the bowels. Orino Laxative
ra'it Syrup does not nauseate or gripe
d is mild and pleasant to take. Re
use substitutes. The Arant Co Drug
Everyththg that Bobby learned at
school he endeavored to apply In his
ialy life and walk. When his mother
isked him if one of his new friends
was an only child Bobby looked wise
"He's got just one sister," said Bob
by. "He tried to catch me when he
:old me he had two half sisters, but I
iess I know enough fractions for
Guest-I hear you arc going to give
ap housekeeping. Host - Sh! Not so
oud! My wife wants to have the satis
~acto of discharging the cook.-Piek.
TURNED THE JOKE.
The Way a Bridegroom Got the Laugh
cn His "Funny" Chum.
Under the thin disguise of harmless
fun iminy i unp:irdonile rude prank
is played upon newly married couples.
It is refreshing to hear of an occasion
al instance in which the -joke" reacts
on the joker. A young nian and his
bride, who had just becen married In a
western town, were starting on their
wedding journey. They had managed
to reach the train In safety despite the
showers of rice and old shoes. .
Just as they had taken their seats in
the car one of the bridegroom's chums
came hastily in to bid him goodby. As
the young husband extended his hand
the friend snapped a handcuff round
The groom had been suspecting a
trick of some kind, and before the
practical joker could play a similar
trick on the bride he found the other
handcuff snapped round his own wrist:
He was chained to the happy bride
"That's a. good one on me, Harry,"
he said, with a sickly kind of smile,
"but I'll have.to ask you to come to the
door with me -and get the key to these
things from the. fellow outside that's
got it Hold on, conductor, just a min
But the conductor, whose quick eye
had taken in the situation, refused to
wait He gave the order for starting,
and the train pulled out It was a
through train and made no stop for
the next fifty miles. Before It stopped,
however, the brakeman, with the aid
of a sharp file and a hammer, succeed
ed In releasing Harry. The practical
joker meanwhile had had to pay full
fare for the fifty miles and still had
his fare home to pay.
The Way It Classifies the Greatest
Men of the Nation.
The Petit Parisien in 1906 conducted
a very Interesting plebiscite, the object
of which was to ascertain who, in the
opInion of its readers, were the ten
greatest Frenchmen of the nineteenth
century. More than 15,000,000 votes
were given, and the result was that
Pasteur came out at the top of the poll
with 1,338,425 votes. The next were
Victor Hugo, who received 1,227,103
votes; Gambetta 1,155,672, Napoleon
1,118,034, ThIers 1.039,453, Lazare Car
not 950,772, Curie 851.107, A. Dumas
pere 850,602.. Dr. Roux 603,941 and
Parmentier 498,863. Immediately fol
lowing were Ampere, the electrician;
Brazza, the explorer; Zola, Lamartine
It will be observed with interest how
large is the proportion of scientific
men in the number of those who, In
the opinion of Frenchmen, occupy the
highest places in the records of the
country. Napoleon is only fourth,
though Pasteur heads the list, and
Curie, Roux and Parmentler, the chem
ist who introduced the culture of the
potato into France, are also honored,
while Ampere and Brazza are not far
behind. - Literary men and--statesmen
dispute with the scientists for the
highest distinctions, and the national
entiment of France is evidently ec
Chine and Character.
Those familiar with the portraits of
the great soldiers of the American civil
war can hardly fail to have been
struck by the curious family likeness
which- runs through their dour deter
mined visages. It is scarcely too much
to say that this military type is practi
cally extinct in America now. Almost
to a man these long faced, sallow he
roes were tobacco chewers, as were
also many of the prominent statesmen
of the same period. It was, however,
by no means exclusively an American
custom. Most people of middle age
can remember among sailors and
workingmen of Great Britain men
yth long angular jaws and wrinkled,
sallow cheeks resembling those of that
extinct ruminant, the "typical Yankee"
of caricature.-Dr. Louis Robinsen in
Bitten by a Spider.
Through blood poisoning caused by a
pider bite, John Washington, of Bos
ueville, Tex., would have lost his leg,
which became a mass of running sores,
ad he not been persuaded to try Buck
Len's Arnica Salve. He writes: "T be
first application relieved, and four box
s healed all the sores." Heals every
sore. 25c. at The Arant Co. Drug Store
AN EARLY CALL
Mark Twain's Story About His Ab
One bitter December night Orion
Mark Twain's brother) sat up reading
ntil 3 o'clock in the morning and then,
without looking at a clock, sallied forth
to call on a young lady. He hammered
and hammered at the door; couldn't
get any response; didn't understand it
Anybody else would have regarded
that as an Indication of some kind or
other and would have drawn infer
mces and gone home, but Orion didn't
draw inferences. He merely hammered
and hammered, and finally the father
f the girl appeared at the door In a
dressing gown. He had a candle in
i1s hand, and the dressing gown was
all the clothing he had on, except an
expression of welcome, which was so
thick and so-large that it extended all
own his front to his instep and nearly
bliterated the dressing gown. But
Orion didn't notice that this was an
unpleasant expression. He merely
walked in. The old gentleman took
him into the parlor, set the candle on
a table and stood. Orion made the
usual remarks about the weather and
sat down--sat down and talked and
talked and went on tfalking, that old
aan looking at him vindictively and
waiting for his chance, waiting treach
erously and malignantly for his chance.
Orion had not asked for the young
lady. It was not customary. It was
understood that a young fellow came
to see the girl of the house, not the
founder of It At last Orion got up
and made some remark to the effect
that probably the young lady was
busy and he would go now and call
again. Tha ats the old man's chance,
and' he said .. .th fervency, "Why, good
land, aren't you going to stop to break
fast?" - Mark Twain's Aultobiography
In North American Review.
Deacon Jones-Why was Daniel the
most popular man mentioned in the
Old Testament? Brother Smith-Be
cause he was lionized.
For Tnfants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
He Makes an Apparently Harmless
Let-:ar a Deadly Machine.
So experi are bombmakers nowadays
that an apparently harmless letter may
kill any person who tries to open it. A
piece of cardboard Is cut to a size
which, when folded over,.wil fit into
an ordinary envelope. The four cor
ners of this are slit into narrow strips.
Fulminate of mercury is spread over
three of the slits, and the sheet Is folded
and fastened together. Projecting from
each side of the folded sheet Is a little.
metal strip, or detonator, glued to the
cardboard in such- a manner that -the
envelope cannot be opened.. without
striking one of them. Upon meeting 2
this slight resistance the hand-moving
the paper cutter instinctively pushes
harder, and the result is- an explosion
that either kills or maims.
The easiest bomb to construct Is set
in operation by simply 4urning It up
side down. It Is usually a good sized
cracker box, lined with paper and half
filled with a mixture of, chlorate of
potassium. and ordinary sugar. Into -,
this a bottle of a powerful aeid Is in
troduced. The reimainder of the space
In the box is filled with scraps of metaL
Then the lid is. soldered on.
All that is. then necessary Is toplace
the box upside down at the spotn.
which- It is to explode. The. acideats
quickly through the cork of the bottle
and comes in contact with the chlorate
of potassium. As a result of the chem
ical combination which takes place-.
there Is a terrifle explosion.-.Chicago
Ancient Ceremony of . the Mutual
The first part of the matrimonial of
fice was anciently termed theespousa
which took. place some time prior to
the actual celebration of marriage.
These espousals consisted. In a mutual
promise of marriage, which was made
by the man and woman before the
bishop or presbyter and several wit
After them the articles of agreement
of marriage, called .tabuloe matrimo
niales, which are mentioned by Augus
tine, were signed by both persons. Aft
er this the man delivered to the wom
an the ring and other gifts, an action
which was termed subarrhation. In
the latter ages the -espousals have al
ways been-,performed at the-same time -
as the office of matrimony in allthe
churches- abroad, and it has long been
customary for the ring to be delivered
to the- woman after the contract.has
been made, which has always been In
the actual office of matrimony.
The ring is a special token of. spous
age. In some of the old-manuals for
the use of foreign cathedrals- before
the minister proceeds to the marriage
he Is directed to ask the woman's
dowry-viz, the. tokens. of spousage- .
and by these tokens of spousage are
to be understood rings or money or
some other things.to be given .to the
woman by the man, which giving Is
called wedding or covenanting. espe
cially when It is done by the glvlng of
a ring.-New York Tribune.
"The Conduct of Life."
Under this head Ralph Waldor Emer
son wrote: "-'Tis an estimable hint I
owe to a few persons of fine manners
that they make behavior the very first -
sign of force-behavior, not perform
ance or talent, or, much less; wealth.
While almost anybody- has a suppli
cating eye turned on events and things
and .other persons, a few natures are
central and forever unfold, -and -these ---
alone' charm us. He whose word or -'
deed you cannot predict, who - answers
you without any supplication In his
eye, who draws his-determination from.
within, that man- rules."
Mr. S. L. Bowen, of Wayne, W. Va.,
writes: "I was a sufferer -from kidney
disease, so that at times L-could not-get
out of bed, and- w'-en I did I could- not
stand straight. I 'took Foley's Kidney
Cure. One dollar bottle and part of the
second cured me intirely." Foley's Kid- -
ney Cure works wonders where others --
are total failures. The Arant Co. Drug
PIE BIRDS OF BRITTANY.
They Must Be Pretty Strong, Accord
ing to This- Breton Story.
"Speaking of exaggerations." said a
traveler, "reminds me of the pie bird
story of the Breton farmer.
"There was a farmer in Brittany
who wished to tell a. visifor- how- his
farm had been overrun with pies. Pies,
you know, are large birds; black and = -
white, with long tails-a kind-of crow.
The farmer said the pies devastated
his fields horribly. -If he put up scare
crows, the birds tore them down. One
day his young son ran into the granite
farmhouse and shouted:
"'Oh, father, hundreds and hundreds
of birds! The wheat Is being all eaten~
"The farmer loaded his gun. . But
where was the shot? It couldn't - be
found. He put in a few handfuls -of
tacks instead. Then he ran out The -
wheatfield was black and white, like a -
checkerboard, with pIes. The farmer
gave a loud yell, and the birds all flew
up Into a tall poplar. He fired,~ and.
lo, every bird was nailed fast to the
tree. They were nailed fast Their
flapping wings filled the air with a
loud whir. The farmer, amazed, stood
watching them. Then a strange thing
happened. The birds, with one grand
united efrort, pulled up the huge tree
and flew away with it."
She-I car - - ---
Busted wan- - - -
half a mil
it still. Th:. .. -------- --
Exercise Without Effort.
Miss Gaysett-Do you golf, MIr.
Slopechin? Mr. Siopecin-Quiite a
good deal, y'know. I have me man go
round the course f'mne twice a week
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Was Hamlet Fat?
Was Hamlet fat or slender? M. Ca.
tulle Mendes, who held the latter view,
was nearly killed by a sword thrust of
M. Yanor, who leaned to the hundred
kilos. Unfortunately the raplers only
pierced the skin of the duelists and
not the mystery which was the cause
of the dispute.-Pierre Lerouge in Par