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Struggles of the Pilgrim Children With
One of the "R's."
Next to penmanship the colonial
School and schoolmaster took firm
stand on "ciphering." "The Bible and
figgers is what I want my boys to
know," said the old farmer. I have
eimined with care a Wingate's Arith
metic which was used for over a cen
tury in the Winslow family in Massa
chusetts. The first edition was printed
in 1020. It is certainly bewildering
to a modern reader. "Pythagoras-His
Table" is of course our multiplication
table. Then come *The Rule of
Three." "The Double Golden Rule."
"The Rule of I'ellowship," "The Rule
of False." etc.. ending with "a collec
tion of pleasant and polite questions
to exercise all the parts o! vulgar arith
Wingate's Arithmetic and Hodder's
Arithmetic were succeeded by Pike's
Arithmetic. This had 363 rules to be
committed to memory, and not an ex
planation was given of one of them.
It is the most barren schoolbook I
have ever read. These printed arith
meties were not in common use. Near
ly all teacbers had manuscript -sum
books," from which the scholars copied
page after page of "sums." too often
without any explanation of the proc
ess, though there were also many and
long rules, which helped the penman
ship if they did not the mathematics.
A Lucky Device That Brought Millions
to Its Inventor.
'-The luckiest invention in history,"
said a patent official, "was that of
barbed wire. It came about by acci
"Isaac L. Ellwood was the inventor
of barbed wire. In his youth he lived
in De Kalb, Ill., and, having a neighbor
whose pigs trespassed on his garden,
he put up one day a wire fence of his
own make. This fence nad barbs and
points on It. It was queer and ugly,
but it kept out the pigs.
"It was a real barbed wire fence,
the first in the world, and there were
mIllions of money in it, but young Eli
wood and his friends laughed at its
"One day two stranges .saw this
fence, perceived how well it kept out
the pigs, realized how cheap it was
realized, in a word, its value-and or
dered several tons of it from Ellwood.
Furthermore, they contracted to sell
for a term of years all the barbed wire
he could produce.
"Ellwood borrowed $1,000 and set up
a little factory. A few years later on
he had paid back that loan and was
Vorth a small matter of $15,000,000
besides."-New York Press.
A STUBBORN LOVER.
He Lay Firm and Conquered the
Bride's Close Fisted Father.
I remember, says a writer on Irish
Life,,the izarriage of the daughter of
a well to do shopkeeper in the town of
Galway. The father of the bride was
considered to be decidedly close fisted.
The bridegroom, as well as I remem
ber, was of a station somewhat su
perior to that of the family he pro
posed to ally himself with. The
wedding day came, but when the
bridal party assembled at the chapel
the bridegroom failed to appear. After
waiting long and vainly for the lag
gard the emissaries were dispatched
to his abode to hasten his coming.
They fodund him snugly ensconced in
"Sorra foot do I stir out of this."
said the prospective benedict. "unless
the fortune's doubled."
For an hour and more lngrmedia
ries ran backward and forward be
tween the chapel and the bridegroom's
dwelling, striving to make terms, while
the bride waited at the altar with such
patience as she could muster. The
bridegroom, however, stood, or rather
lay, firm, and at last the father, un
willing that his daughter should be
put to shame In the sight of all Gal
way by returning to her father's house
unwed, gave way and promised to
double the ifortune as demanded,
whereupon the bridegroom got up,
dressed himself and went to church to
Largest Crater on thc Earth.
The volcano Aso-san, in southern
Japan, on the Island of Kiushu. pos
sesses the largest crater known on the
earth. It is about fourteen miles
across in one direction, by ten or
eleven in the other, and is surrounded
by walls of an average height of 200
feet. Although the volcano Is still ac
tive. its eruptions consist only of ashes
and dust. Indeed, a range of volcanic
mountains, evidently of subsequent
formation, extends directly across the
old 'crater. In these. particulars Aso
san resembles some of the craters of
the moon. where a long history of suc
cessive and -gradually enfeebled out
breaks of volcanic force is graphically
All He Could Think Of.
While driving along a country road
a man saw the roof of a farmer's house
ablaze. He gesticulated and called to
the farmner's wife, who was calmly
standing In the doorway:
e "Hey, your house Is afire.'"
"What-?" she bawled out.
"I say, your house is afire!"
"What did y' say? I'm a little deaf!"
"Your house Is afire!" again yelled
the man at the top of his lungs.
"Oh. is that all?" calmly replied the
"It's all I can think of just now," re
sponded the man ia a rather weak
voice as he drove on.-Exchange.
Toad as Assistant Gardener.
By actual inspection of a b~g, fat
toad's stomach it was found to contaIn
not less than fifty large grapevine
worijhs, fifty-five potato bugs, slxty
sowbugs, forty anglewormns and thirty
cabbage worms, with, by way of sea
soning, numerous flies and mosquitoes.
Now multiply this, and I think you will
apprecIate the value of an army of
toads on your premises, or any num
ber required, according to the serv
Ices that may reasonably be expected
from one toad.--Suburban T~.fe.
The Woman In Business.
She handed in a check payable to
Susan H. Smith. The cashier, who was
a German, noticed that she had in
dorsed it Susan Smith and gave it back
with a polite "You haf forgotten the
'H.' " Overcome with contusion, she
murmured, "Excuse me," and wrote
below the indorsement. "Age twenty.
"Would you like to attend a lecture
on the fine arts?"
"No," answered Mr. Cumrox. "oth
er and the girls can make mec fee! .ny
Ignorance sufficiently at home free~ of
DUELING IN THE NAVY
The Tragic Affair That Put an
End to the Practice.
A MIDSHIPMAN'S CHALLENGE.
It Was Accepted by the Lawyer, and
the Battle Was Fought In Delaware.
Sad Fate of the Two Principals In the
That settlement of quarrels by appeal
to the code of honor was no longer to
be the unwritten law of the American
navy was determined by a duel in
which William MIllier. Jr., a Phil!adel
phia lawyer, was slain in a personal
affair fought aloug the northerl cir-clc
of Delaware. The man who ired ha
fatal shot was 31idshlipjuman 'a i
Hunter, and the enicotuter took place
along Naamun's creek on the afterloon
of Sunday. farch :1. 1610
Singula'rly enough. neither Miller,
who lost his life, nor Hunter, who kill
ed him. was principal In the original I
quarrel that led to the meeting on the
batik of the little e.eek in Delaware.
Neiti'er had seen the other until a few
hours before the challenge was sent
Simply a misshot in a game of bil
liards played at Third and Chestnut
streets, Philadelphia, led to the tragedy
that plunged two homes into sorrow
and imbittered the life of the man
whose pistol shot causelessly shed hu
Henry Wharton Griffith and R. Dil
lon Drake, prominent society men of
Philadelphia, played the game of bil
liards, and Griffith made the inisshot
which called forth a taunt from Drake,
who was immediately struck in the
face with a cue by Griffith. A chal
lenge to a duel was sent by Drake, but
Griffith declared that the challenger
was beneath his notice and that he
would not demean himself socially by
consenting to meet him.
Then followed a long and wordy war
fare in which each posted the other as
a coward. Lieutenant Duryce of the
United States navy was called to make
an effort to settle the dispute, and it
was then that Miller, the lawyer, and
Hunter. the midshipman. became in
volved in the quarrel. In ,.he hea-ted
discussion Hunter accused Miller of
publishing a contidential letter. and a
eballenge was at once sent by tne mid
shipmian and accepted by the attorney.
It was decided that the duel should
be fought early on Sunday morning of
March 21, but it was nearly 10 o'clock:
before carriages containing the princi
pals, seconds and surgeons left a house
that stood on Chestnut street above
Sixth. The presence of the company
excited some suspicion at Chester,
where the party stopped for lunch, but
they hurried down the past road, tied
their horses close to the highway and
proceeded 200 yards behind a clump of
trees that would shield them from ob
As the sun was setting two pistol
shots rang out simultaneously as one
of the seconds counted "One, two, three
-fire:" Hiunter stood unharmed as the;
ball from his opponent's istol struck
si, his feet, but Miller cried out that!
he was shot, pilaced one hand on his
breast and fell with a bullet ]ying
close to his heart. In a few minutes
he died, while pale and anxious faces
watched the convulsive breathing of
the dying man.
'Gentlemen," said Hunter. "I had no
enmity against this man. I never
heard of him until two days age. Let!
those whose qjuarrel embroiled him be
responsible for his death."
After a hurried consultation it was
decided that the midshipman should
leave the state at once, and he was
driven rapidly to New Castle, Del.,
where he boarded a boat for Newv York
and rejoined the navy. In order to
hide the tragedy it was decided to wait
until dark and take Mliller to Philadel
phia in a carriage.
Seating the dead man between them,
two seconds held him in an upright
position on the long journey to Phila
delphia. News of the duel had reached
Chester, and a crowd of men stood at
Third street bridge to intercept the
carriages. The first buggy contained
the surgeon, and, as his explanation
was satisfactory, he was permitted to
proceed. The dead man in the second
carriage was driven through the crowd
without the ruse being detected, and
at midnight the body was placed in at
house in Walnut street, where vigil
was kept by the seconds, who drank
heavily to support them in the terrible
strain under which they had been
Miller's father said that he held no
malice against Hunter, but the mid
shipman, who was suspended for a
year for punishment, was haunted by
the specter of the dead man lying on
the bank of Naaman's creek, slain by
his hand, and died a prematurely old
man after a lonely life, shut off from
all hope of preferment in the navy. He
was buried by the newspaper men of
New York, who erected a tombstone
over his grave.-Philadelphia Ledger.
Psychology of Gambling.
The fundamental basIs of the injury
done by gambling is a tendency to over
rate the chances of winning. When a
man speculates by staking, say, il on
the chance of winning ?100, observes an
English writer in Nature, the notion of
winning ?100 makes a big impression
on his mind and means something more
real to him than the idea that the odds
are 200 to 1 against him, say. He
forms a clear mental picture of the
prize, and the odds do not present the
same picture to his mind. Consequent
ly, he exaggerates his prospects.
A. minister, having given out his "no
tices," was about to read his hymn
when he was reminded of one he had
forgotten. Stopping, he made this an
nouncement, apologizing for his forget
fulness. Then, much to the amusement
of his audience, he began to line out
the hyn as follows: "Lord, what a
thoughtless wretch am I."-Judge.
It Wasn't Funny.
"But he's a regutar professional fun
"I know he is."
"But you referred to him as an 'un
"So he was on the occasion to which
1 refer. He had tried to be funny with
a tough gent from the Fourth ward."
All Dear to Him.
Wife-The doctor orders me to the
mineral baths at Carlsbad, and you re
fuse me the means to go. That shows
how little you value me. Husband--I
On the contrary, I do not wish to lose
a pound of you.-Fliegende Blatter.
Soak ink stains in sour milk, and!
should a stain still remain rinse in a
No appetite, loss of strength, nwrvouse
ness, headache. constipation, bad breath,
general debility, sour risings, and catarrh
of the stomach are all due to indigestion.
KXodol relieves indigestion. This iew discov
ery represents the natural juices of diges
tion as they exist in a healthy stomach.
combined with the greatest known tonio
and recorstructive properties. Kodol for
dyspepsia does not only relieve indigestion
and dyspepsia. but this famous remedy
helps all stomach troubles by cleansing,
purifying. 5 etening and strengthening
the mucous membranes lining the stomach.
M. s. S. Bail, of Ravenswood. W. V2.. says:
MQs troubled with scur storach for twerty years.
Kodo cured me ad we re now using it in milk
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Within Her Rights.
A very black worman in a silver gray
nutomol)ile co t wvas seen a few morn
ings ago hauling an unwilling and dis
reputable looking yellow dog by a
A friendly disposed policeman asked
casually: "Why don't you turn the dog
loose? le don't look able to run off.
and nobcdy'll want to steal him?"
"AIn't I a 'oman?' was the tart
There was no disputing the fact
"Ain't dis heah a dog?"
"Ain't dis heali New York?"
"Well, ain't I got a good right to
walk on dese heah streets and put on
all the style I choose?"
No disputing a self evident proposi
tion.-New York Times.
Samuel Warren's Vanity.
The vanity of Samuel Warren, the
author of "Ten Thousand a Year," in
his early years of authorship at least,
was remarkable. and there is a story
told of him to the effect that on one
occasion at a friend's house he had to
tae down to dinner a lady whom
he had not met before, and as soon as
they were seated at table asked her if
she had ever heard of Samuel Warren.
"Oh. certainly," was theokply. "My
husband prefers Warren's blacking to
any other. We always use it."-West
Choice of Evils.
-Well, old man," said Sinnickson aft
er the performance, "I certainly was
surprised to see you In private the
"Yes," replied Brightly, "but you
see if I didn't appear on the stage
I'd probably have to sit in the audi
ence and be bored to death."-Phila
Mother of Invention.
Talk about necessity being the
mother of invention: No such thing, I
assure you. Accident is the mother of
invention in ninety-nine cases out of a
A Rude Little Girl.
Maiden Aunt (reading)-"In heaven
there is no marrying or giving in mar
riage." Small MIazie-It must seem like
heaven to you here on earth, doesn't it.
What is bred in the bone will never
come out of the flesh.-Pilpay.
NORTHWESTERN R. R. OF S. C.
TIME TABLE No. 6.
In Effect Sunday. June 5. 1904.
ETWEEN SU'MTER AND CAMDEN.
Mixed. Daily except Sunday.
Sou thbound. Northbound.
N o. 69 No.7.; No. 70 No' 6S
PM AM AM PM
25 9-36 Lv".. Sumter ..Ar.9 00 5 4n
6 7 I' 38 N. W. Junction....5 55 5 43
6 47 9 59........Dalzenl ......S 2 5 13
7 05 10 10........Borden ......3 00 4 5s
7 3 10 21 ........ Rembert's. ..7 40 4 43
7 30 10 31 ........Eller be...... 730 4 2
7 50 11 10..So. Rty. Junction..7 10) 4 25
s 00 11 10 Ar.. .Camden..Lve7 00 4 la
PM PM AM PM
BETWEEN WILSON'S .MILL AND SU'MTER
No. 73 . Daily except Sunday. No. 7'2
3 0) Leave...... Sumter ......Arrive. .1:2 30
3 0.......Summlerton Junction ...----.12
3 20............Tindal..........-....11 55
3 35............Packsville ..........41 30
4 45............... Sumnmerton..... 10 5
5 5........... Davis ......... ....-. 9 45
S 45............J ordan..........--* 9 .5
6 30 Arrive...ilson's Mill.Leav'e 8 40
BETWEEN MILLARD AND ST. PAULh.
Daily except Sunday.
No. 73 No. 75 No. 72 No. 74
PM AM AM PM
- 05 10 20 Lye Millard Ar.10 45 5 30
4 15 10 30 A- St. Paul Lve.10 35 4 2
PM A M AM PM'
EHOS. WILSON. President.
DR. J. A. COLE.
Upstair's ov'er Bank of Manning.
MANNING, S. C.
Phone No Ti.
DR. J. FRANK GEIGEiR.
MANNING, S. C.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
MANNING, S. C.
W. C. DAVIS. J- A. WEINBERC.
MANNING, S. C.
P'ompt attention given to collections.
ATTORNEY AT LAw,
MANNING, S. C.
jOSEPH F. RHAME.
ATTORZNEY' AT LAW,
MANNING. S. C.
MCS W A ATN WOOD ,
. ATTORNEYAT AN
Manoing, S. C.
Ofice Ov'er Levi's Store.
Woodmien of the World.
Meets on fourth Monday nights at
VTisiting Sovereigns invited.
fr cilren;: afceurice .io oplatee
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ae With the exceptions of a few articles. the price of*
which are dictated by manufacturers.
4. Our Merchandise will not only please You as a
tomer but will appeal to you as buyer.
5. We apply the most careful attention to details or
Style and Variety.
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7. We reduce operating expenses to the lowest notch
by selling cheap.
8. * We do not lose interest in a customer after we have
sold him a bill.
9. Hundreds of customers who buy of us send us other
10. If other customers have found it largely to their
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C. Davis & Co.'s Old Stand.
IF IT IS
you are needing we are in shape to suit you,
having now one hundred on our floors to
select from, that must be sold as cheap as
quality will admit, to make room for others
now on the road. Full line of
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Money back if wanted. In fact, we can sup
ply all your needs in our line. Come to see
us and be convinced. Our Harness last .a
4 little longer.
Yonrs for business.
M\/AN N ING, 8. 0.
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CLARK'S WAR EHOUSE,
R. D. CLARK, Prop.
Bell & Reardon Bank of Summertoni
Opp. Coffey & Rigby's Stable,
Before -o le th contract fo 1 Summerton, S. C.
wo.kis conidee qaityo CAPITAL STOCK - 25,000 ('i
stu~r blacksmihwr t i s upt the S R L S- ----- 00 0
$A~ ~o*nodhatirgs ever, ad we are STOCKH-OLDERS' -
a]ways glad to see you LIABl~ILITIES ----25,00 00
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High Art Clothingt
solely and we carry the best line of
Hats and Gent's Furnishings in the
Ask your most prominent men who
we are, and they will commend you
I L DAVID & BROI,
Cor. King & Wentworth Sts.,
CHARLESTON, - S. C.
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CHARLESTON, S. C.
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The Batik o0I lalllillg,
MANNING, S. C.
Capital Stock, - $40,000
Surplus, - - 40,000
Dility, - - 40,000
to Depositors, $1'20,000
A LITTLE TALK
w itOt ou Pesident or Cashier~a will soon]
convince you of the advisabilityv of
Ranking wit.h us.
and connectirns of this Bank assure
safe and proitable management of all
Harc your tinning done by an expe
I cut and thread ali sizes of pipe and
am always ready to do the right thing
by those who br'ing me their work.
I make a specialty of doing all kinds
of soldering, siuch as coffee pots, ket
tles, stew pans, sauce pans, dish pans,
milk pans or anything that needs re
pairing. I will do it in at workman-wv
S'OVES.--I repair, put up and buy
our old stoves. [ have had the best
experience with hardware men and
will give you satisfaction.
If y'our'lamp is out of order let me
see it before you throw it away.
JOHN P. BELL.
Sho nea Bradham's stable.
Stomach and Liver
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The Arant Co. Drug Store.
DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS
Effective May Ist, 1906.
NS.RTHEAST.-READ DOWN. SOUTHWEST.-READ UP
No. I. 'No. 3. No. 5. .! STATIONS. M ed. Mixd Mied.
Mixed. ixedMixed. Mixed.
A. M. P. 'M.
A. M. P. M. . P. M.
* A00 s excep Beula0 Ln ............Alcolu are.f.g.statos fr al tS .
- .. 2 . .McLeod* ..........
::1: -00 Harby'..............740 ......... .
2 0 ........an5'........... . 18 3......
t4 0 5. ...... .......Sardinia .............. 1 iS 710......
25 4 30 ..e... 12'........ 1 700 ........ .....
.Xj S45 1 5 ....... Beard*'............... 10 6405........ ....
515 900 1 Seloc.' .............. 8 4......
40) q 05 :: *.............Hudson'.............. I4 615...... .......
4 30 10 15 ..... 1:7 Ar ...........Beulah ...........00........
P. P. ADRN
*All stati'ons exccept Beulah and Alcolu are flag stations for all train~s.
Mondays, No. 2. Frida.ys, No. I
niesdays, No. I. Satrdys.NSo. .an o.3
Wednesdaysy No. 2 andNNo. 3.
Thursdays, *.%o. 2.
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A passenger service unexcelled for luxury
and comfort,equippedwith thelatest Pullman
Dining, Sleeping and Thoroughfare Cars.
For rates, schedule, maps or any informa
tion, write to
WM. J. CRAIG,
General Passenger Agent,
Wilmington, N. C
- KeenKutterToolsarein every case
made of the best steel obtaia and
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Throughout the whole line of these tools will
be found the same sterling'quality-the quality
that has made
the Standard. All KeKutter unebe
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-head ever flying off or wodding loose,
Keen Kutter Trademark covers a com-.
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MANNING, S. C.
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