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Cotton Yields Per Acre
The value of commercial fertilizers has
'' been demonstrated over and over again by
both government and private comparative
tests. We stand ready to demonstrzte to
you at any time that the surest way to "i
creaseyour yields per acre" is to use
e virvamia caroth a
.9 ga Pertilizers
Hon.R.J. Redding, former Director of the Geor
gia Exp. Station, is authority for the statement that
'experiments made at this station show that well
balanced commercial fertilizer applied to one acre
of land, and well cultivated, may be reasonably ex
pected to produce an increase of yield of seed
cotton. At the present price of cotton tis would
- mean a large extra profit (for both lint and seed),
after deducting the price for fertilizer."
You'll find reports of many other comparative
e tests too-ether with much valuable information con
cerning and culture in the new Virgima-Carolma
Year Book or Almanac. Ask you local fertilizer
dealer for a copy-or we'll send you one
- ~ j free, if you write our nearest sales oilice.
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co.
Richmond, Va. Durham, N. C.
.-, oriont. Va. Charleston, S3.
Colombia, S.C. .Baili re. Md.
Atlanta, Ga. Columbus, Ga.
Savannah, Ga. Montgomery, Aa.
AV, IL 4^Memphis, Tenn.
- ~ pFjj5,T77ifl.
than -we quote mean but one thing
the gcoods are of inferior quality
Remember, "The best is none too
good." And the best is the-cheapest,
be it Dry Goods or Groceries.
Rihtno s hetieto
Rihtnodi the iShe te
newest Dress Goods and up
It is a money saving for
you. It will do your pooket
The Clarendon Real Estate
and Fire Insurance Agency.
M~ANNING. S. C. LEVI BUILDIN6.
5->LID, SOrYD' CCiSFL
TIlE RE ASONS:
SOLID- Because it was originated and is contr-olledI by men of
energy, tact and businesss ability.
SOUND-Becau'se it has the best plans for doing business and is
bazked by 23 coroorations with a total asset of $1,500.
000,000.00, inclu'ding Fire. Life. Health, Accident,
Plate-Class, Tornado, Steam Boilee,. Burglary and Live
Stoek Insurance, and Surety Bonds: also Real Estate
Purchase. Sale and Loans.
S' CCESSEUL-Because its management spares no ettort in the up)
buildinr of the busim-s. and the interests of its clients
Se e us and get the Best.
It is Always the Cheapest.
ri'o Your Joh Printin~ o in%
Dandyism Which We Admire.
One is sorry for the dandies of cur
day. because, though their clothes fit
ever so well and are ever so fresh. cus
tom1 prescribes a dark or subfusk hue,
with no lace. no velvet (above all, not
on coat collars). no slashes, puffs and
vaudykings. no pearls and gold, no
gules and azure. The common trousers
are shapeless things, and for perfection
you need two pairs every day. Genius
is stunted. display is checked. and.
though you may wear brilliant hose
with kniekerbockers in the country.
glorious wiisteuats are rarely seen ex
cept in the windows of tailors' shops at
Oxford and Cambridge. The dandy
can only cultivate iinnraculate neatness
and perfection of fit. Our offlicers at
Ladysmith when the place was re
lieved looked like skeletons, but were
as spruce and neat. I have been told.
as ever they showed in the park. They
cultivated self respect. like Stendhal.
the celebrated novelist. who was said
to have been the ou!y man that shared
every day in the dreadful winter re
tieat from Moscow. This is the dandy
ism which we admire. the perfection
of personal self respect exhibited in
Julius Caesar. Claverhouse. and Mont
rose. combing his lovelocks. like the
Three hundred of Thermopylae. on the
morning of his shameful death. He
went to the gibbet "like a bridegroom
to his bride." History, and "the
human heart by which we live." have
an. immortal tenderness for the great,
the wise, the brave, who have died
dandies as they lived. gallant hearts
and stately gentlemen.-Andrew Lang
Trial Catarrh treatment are being
mailed out free. on request, by Dr.
Shoop, Racine Wis. These tests are
proving to the people-without a pen
nv's cost-the great value of this scien
tiic prescription known to druggists
everv;here as Dr. Shoop's Catarrh
Remedy. Sold by W. E. Brown & Co.
CHANGED THE TYPES.
The Story of a Vengeful Wife and a
In the famous library of Wolfenbut
tel, in Hesse, is an old Bible which is
greatly treasured. It appears that in
that passage in Genosis where God
told Eve that Adam shall be her mas
ter and shall rule over her the German
translation is, "Und er soil dein herr
sein." "Herr." which means master,
does not occur in this Bible. but instead
there appears the word "narr," which
The error was caused by a quarrel
between the printer and his wife in the
year 15SO. The wife was -vengeful,
and in the silent watches of the night
she entered the room where her hus
band had been setting type and mali
ciously changed "herr" to "narr." The
printer was arrested after the book
had been printed and the mistake dis
covered, but his apprentice testified
that he saw the wife steal into the
composing room and alter the word.
The woman was imprisoned for blas
phemy and died in prison.
Orders were given that all the copies
of the edition should be destroyed.
This was done, with the exception of
the one copy in the Wolfenbuttel li
The finest Cog~ee substitute ever
made, has recently been produced by
Dr. Shoop of Racine Wis. You don't
have to boil it twenty or thirty minutes
"made in a minute," says the doctor.
"health coffee" is really the closet cof
fee imitation ever yet produced. Not
a grain of real coffee in it either,
health coffee imnitation is made from
pure toasted cer'eals or grains, with
malt, nuts, etc., really it would fool an
expert-were he to unknowingly drink
it for coffee. The Manning Grocery
The Last Execution at Tyburn.
The last execution at Tyburn took
place on Friday. Nov. 7, 1783, in the
person of John Austin, convicted on
the preceding Saturday of robbing
John Spicer and cutting and wound
ing him in a cruel manner. In Wal
fords "Old and New London" it is er
roneously said that "the last criminal
executed here was one Ryland, who
was hanged (slc) for forgery in 1783."
William Ryland was executed on Aug.
29. two months before the date of
Austin's conviction, and many a poor
wretch made the fatal pIlgrimage to
Tyburn in the Interval, hanging by
wholesale being the rule in those days.
The long procession westward had
been attended by such disgraceful
scenes that the authorities resolved to
hang criminals henceforth outside New
gate prison, straight from the con
demned cell. Accordingly on Dec. 3.
1783. the recorder ordered the erection
of a scaffold in front of the fail, of
which a notice and descriptive engrav
ing appear in the Gentleman's Maga
zine for the same month. and on the
10th the new hanging place was in
augurated by the execution of ten
malefactors.-London Notes and Que
When the Stomach. Eiear't, or Kidney
nerves get weak, then these organs al
ways fail. Don't drug the Stomach,
nor stimulate the Heart or Kidnevs.
That is simply a makeshift! Get a pre
scription known to druggists every
where as Dr. Shoop's Restorative.
The Restorative is prepared expressly
for these weak inside nerves. Dr.
Shoop's Restorative-tablets or liquid
and see how quickly help will comne.
Free sanmple test sent on request by Dr.
Shoop, Racine Wis. Your health is
surely worth this simple test- W. E.
Brown & Co.
i-ow the Artists' Mcdel "Happens."
Most of our models are not made;
they just happen. Girls, in most cases
of breeding and intellIgence, want to
make a little money 'or some special
occasion. Some acquaintance recog
nizes that they have distinction ar.f.
style and gives them tbe address of 2:2
illustrator who happens to need just
such a person. They pose once in this
way, more or less from necessity, find
they can make an independent living
in a congenial manner, and so come
again. In consequence the women who
pose for a livelihood in New York are
exceedingly nice as a class. The prev
alent idea that the words "artists'
model" necessarily mean a highly
paid, greatly petted and utterly de
praved individual is ridiculous in the
extreme. A first class artists' model
in New York city receives $3 a day for
six hours' hard work. A photographic
model has of course a different proio
sition. She hns shorter hours anid
higher rates.-From '-Reing a Model,"
by Char-les F. Peter's, in Bohemian.
We would ask our readers to notify
as when they change their postoffice
iress, and when doing so. please say'
cm v-hat offce the change is to be
o. On las. Monday rural route
2. started from Manning. and
h ore sto ndtheir mail at
onon Foreto n d rout neil
Tricky or Brutai and Vicious, Ac
cording to Their Class.
METHODS OF THE "GUN MOB"
The False Arm Game and the Use of
the Pocketless Overcoat-The Pipe
and Red Pepper Trick-How a Gang
Will Pluck a Victim In a Crowd,
"Gun mob" is simply English thieves'
slang for a pickpocket and his gang of
confederates-"gentlemen" who reap
an annual harvest of anything they
can lay their hands upon in a crowd.
Summer time. when race courses, ath
letic grounds and seaside places are
crowded, is the pickpocket's favorite
and most profitable season, and when
an event occurs like a royal garden
party at Windsor the light fingered
gentry positively chuckle.
Twenty plain clothes detectives at
tended the last garden party to pro
tect his majesty's guests from the
tricks of the pickpockets, but the latter
left Windsor richer by hundreds of
pounds in spite of Scotland Yard and
carried away with them the gold
hunter watches of several of the titled
At one time the modern detective
was apt to despise the pickpocket
somewhat, characterizing him as a low
and not particularly clever thief. I is
Ingenuity, daring and coolness today,
however, "compel our admiration," to
quote one of the cleverest detectives,
"and we feel pleased when we lay
one of them by the heels."
The British pickpocket's tricks are
many and various, and he is adding to
their number every day. The false
arm game is one of the cleverest and
is calculated to deceive a detective,
even although he may have his eyes
on the operator. A coat is thrown
loosely over a false arm, which is held
naturally. Apparently both of the
pickpocket's hands are in view, while
in reality the skillful fingers of one
hand are going through the pockets of
the man beside him.
The use of tha pocketiess overcoat, or
the cape coat, which makes an entire
cover for the hands, is an old dodge,
which nevertheless is still popular
with the pickpocket He often pre
fers, however, to use a novel inven
tion known as the sash method. The
sash consists of a piece of black silk
or alpaca two yards long and three
quarters wide. It is folded the same
as a neck scarf and crossed centrally
beneath the coat and vest, both ends
being brought under the arms and
placed in the hip pockets of the trou
sers. When ready for action the "tool,"
as the man is called who actually
picks the pocket, places his hands be
hind the folds of this device, and it
enables him to conceal his purpose as
he "fronts" a man to rob him of his
watch or money if the latter is in his
A "tool," however, has other means
of covering his hands without resort
ing to the aid of coat or sash. A
newspaper or theater p ogramme is
often used. B-eware of looking over
a stranger's saioulder to glance at a
newspaper or progi'amme-a little ac
tion we are often guilty of when It
only necessitates a turn of the head.
You may be risking nothing, but, on
the other hand, you may be seated or
standing by the side of a professional
pickpocket, who has only to hold the
paper at a certain angle while you are
engrossed in some item to cover his
movements as he relieves you of your
The black silk handkerchief and hat
nre employed in the same manner as
tbe paper, only the former is some
times used in the "sling method" to
carry a supposedly crippled arm. The
manner in which that arm-would rest
against your face. as if raised to avoid
some one striking It. while the other
hand took your scarfpin and watch
would excite compassion from the vic
The pickpocket's most dastardly trick
-but one. be :t noted. which is only
used by the mn who is too clumsy to
perform that sleight of hand upon
which the clever thief prides himself
is that of blinding the victim with pep
per blown thrcugh a pipe. The bowl
of the latter is filled with a false bot
tom an'd second tube, the cavity below
the false bottomn'being filled with cay
ene pepper, while tobacco is placed
above it. Approaching a gentleman in
an ill lighted street, the thief asks for
a light for his pipe, and while the vic
tim feels for his matches he is sudden
ly blinded by a discharge of cayenne
pepper, which the scoundrel blows
through the hole in the bottom of the
pipe into his eyes. Maddened with the
terrible pain. t:he victim presses his
hands to his eyes, and the robber
snatches his watch and chain and de
camps, to repeat his exploit on some
other unsuspecting pedestrian.
It is not very often, however, that
the pickpocket works alone, although
women who belong to the light finger
ed fraternity-and who, by the way.
are often more successful than men
usually prefer to do so. Men thieves
like to work in "mobs." for the simple
reason that they can transfer the "boo
dIe" from one :o the other In a crowd.
Consequently If recognized by a de
tective and arrested on suspicion there
is nothing in thei" possession_ on which
they can be convicted.
Besides, confederates-r "stalls," as
they are called in the vernacular of the
"profession"-are necessary to do that
little bit of hustling which makes the
"tool's" task so much easier and less
ens the risk of detection.
Many are doubtless aware that tram
terinni in busy thoroughfares are
places where the pick-pocket is always
looking for phznder, and a "mob' 0f
four will often work together in such
a crowd. A prosperous looking victim
Is selected, and as he attempts to
board the car the four quickly sur
round him, withi the "artist" behind.
Tfhe confederate in front uses every
subterfuge to block the progr-ess of the'
victim until the coup has been brought:
ott, and while the men on each sidIe
hem him in und distract his aittention
with their hustling the man behiud
helps himself from his pockets. It IS
a trick which r:.rely fails with cool. ex
pert thieves. althou;.:' animamrs at thec
game are often caught through .inck oif
nerve aund qjuicknmess.
The "stall.' or confederate wvill not
allw any one vwho has' beeni chioss~U for
a victim to cha~age his position~ mail a
peculiar cluck tells h1im the trick has
been accomplished or unless there Ihas
been an alarm :from an outside sourceL.
When more than one "stali" is usedl
the other men devote part of their at
ention to watching n.ny of the passenf
gers who may be inclined te supe
mischief, and w.ith their boor noeci
close proximity to that of tle -"tool'
they can convey a dangrer signa! N''N~l
tion. When such a sigal ronches the
"tool" he will desist in his attempt at
plunder. and, though he has never
tu;ned his head to see who prevented
lareeny. he will completely hIll the
suspicions of the same individua! by
his manner thereafter.
Generally speaking, the profits of
pickpocketing are not worth the risk.
Occasionally thieves make a good
haul, as in the case of the king's gar
den party already alluded to, but often
great risk Is run to secure a man's
pocketbook, for instance, only to find
that it is simply filled with cards and
Hard cash is what the pickpocket
likes to secure. For jewelry he can
only get about one-half of what it is
worth from the fence. while for watch
es lie rarely gets more than one-fourth.
Consequently the professional pick
pocket must be indu:striots to earn .9
livelihood.-St. Louis Globe-r)emiocrat.
Do you have backache occasionally,
or "stitches" in the side. and socmetime
do .ou feel all tired out. without am
bition and without energy? If so, your
kidneys are out of order, take DeWiht t
Kidrry and Bladder Pills. The%
pIeniil'tly relieve backache. weak back,
intlamation of the bladder ane. kidneys.
Sold by W. E. Brown & Co.
BULLIES IN BATTLE.
The Barroom Type of Rowdy Wher
Put to the Test of War.
"The barroom bully is an arrant cow
ard when put to the test of war." Witl
this saying of the late General Rose
crans as his topic, a.speaker at a civi(
betterment meeting discoursed on thE
ways of the average "bad mal," of th(
modern cities. He read from a writing
of General Rosecrans. familiarly knowi
as "Old Rosy," in which that officer de
scribed a regiment of men from Cin
cinnati in the civil war in which theri
were many of the barroom bully clas,
who had been pressed into the servic'
or entered as substitutes to earn a feT
hundred dollars. When these mei
came face to face with the grim fight
ers in gray of the Confederacy an
they realized that in warfare the rifli
makes the puny weakling a match foi
the muscular giant, the bullies jus
turned pale and flunked. They couldn'
stand rifle fire any more than thel
would the steely bayonet. Big, brawn:
bruisers who had been wont to swag
ger about town with chips on thet
shoulders looking for some weaker ves
sel to tackle found in the fire an(
smoke of battle that, while thei:
frames and muscles were large, thei
real courage was mighty small and o
the cravenly coward sort.
"Better take the pale faced, modes
mannered Sunday school lads whei
you want real soldiers-men who cai
face the bullets or the bayonets of thi
enemy-rather than the brawny ret
faced bullies of our cities, who, whei
they are outdone in an argument, wan
to resort to brute force to settle thi
question in dispute." wrote Genera
Rosecrans, and he should have knowz
It is very important and in fact it i
necessary to health that we give relie
io the stomach promptly at the firs
signs of trouble-which are belching c
as, nausea, sour stomach, headach
irritability and aervousness, these ar
warnings that the stomach has bee
mistreated; it is doing too much .vor
and it is demanding help from you, tak
something once in a while; especiall
after meals: something like Kodol fo
dyspepsia and Indigestion, it will er
able your stomach to do its work propei
ly. Sold by WV. E. Brown & Co.
She Was a Stayer.
One of thc longest visits on recor
is one that was made by a womani
the south. Perh'aps such a thing coul
not have happened in a less hospitab]
part of the country. The visitor we
one of those most unfortunate wail
and strays of the country-a refine
woman with no home of her own. Thr
was in the days when women were e:
pected to be cared for and not go ot
into the world to look out for then
selves. This woman went one day t
spend the day with a friend, and sh
remained for twenty-five years. Sh
outlived the father and mother of th
family, took their places to some e3
tent in the hearts of the children, an
for all those year-s she lived there bal
py and beloved and giving in retur
for her home those serv..ices which cam
not be hired.-Exchange. -
Sam Houston on Education.
Onie of the provisions in the will c
General Sam Houston read:
"My will is that my sons -should re
ceive solid and useful education an
that no portion of their time may b
devoted to the study of abstract so
nce. I gr-eatly desire that they ma,
p)osess a thorough knowledge of th
English language, with a good know:
edge or the Latin language. I re
luest that Athey be instructed in th
Holy Scriptures and next to these tha
they be rendered thorough in a know:
edge of geography and history. I wis:
my sons5 early taught an entire cot
temt for novels and light reading."
Fort Worth Telegram..
"Yur friend, Miss Passay, has bE
come quite chummy with Miss New
combo. I don't suppose there's muec
difference in their ages."
"I can't answer for Miss NewcombE
but there isn't any difference in MIs
Passay's age. She has been twenty
one for the past ten years to my know:
If a cough once gets into your syster
it acts on every muscle and fibr-e of th
body and makes you ache ache all ov-e
1 especially affects the intestines an
makes you ~constipated, so in ordert
get rid of a cold thoroughly and with
out delay you should not take anythin
thai; will tend to constipate, Kennedy'
Laxative Cough Syrup acts upon th
bowels and thereby di-ives the cold on
of the system, it contains po opiates
it is pleasant to take, and is highly ret
ommended for children. Sold by W
. Brown & Co.
Fake Telephone Calls.
The second day after tbe new mal(
came the imistress bad company. Jums
before the callers arrived the maid sait
Shall I go out and telephone to yot
while they are herey'
"Telephone?" esclaimed the mistress
"What on earth should you telephonm
to ne about?"
"h. anything," responded the muid
"I always' did it at the last place I
wvorked and the place before that. The
ldies wanted me to. It gave the im
pression that they were very populai
and were overrun with engngements.'
But the mistress. remembering many
suspicious telephone calls that had in
terrupted the conversation when she
herself had been calling, declined tc
purchase popularity on those terms.
New York Press.
Kodl iyspepsia Cure
Digests what yo oat.
The new Laxative
that does not gripe
Vleasant to take.
Doors Sah lns,
a AhUFACURI s or
Doors, Sash, Blinds,
N.ouldig and Build ing i
CH ARLESTON, S. C.
Satsh 1%7eiahits ;11d C~ords.
Window anid Facy Ilass a Specialty,
WE GUARANTEE THESE TAB
LETS TO CURE CHRONIC CON
STIPATION, BILIOUSNESS. TOR
PID LIVER, JAUNDICE, AND ALL
AFFECTIONS OF THE LIVER, IN
TESTINES AND BOWELS.
50 CHOCOLATE COATED TAB
LETS IN A CONVENIENT BOX.
PRICE. 25 CENTS.
Prepared and Guaranteed by
THE RYDALE REMEDY CO.,
Newports News, Virginia.
Dr. W. E. Brown & Co.
Eat and Grow Fat
FRESH MEATS AT
. TO EAT.
6ive us a Trial.
Clark & Huggins.
W H E N YOU COME
TO TOWN CALL AT
Which is. fitted n pwith an
- ove to the comfort of his
e nsto-nersr.. .....
H A I R Q U4'_TN
IN ALL STYLES,
S HA MPOOl NG
Done with neatnes~s and
S dispatch.. ....-.
tA cordial invitation
- is extended. . .
t J. 1L. W EILS.
Maning Times Block.
In se true dsease. W thik of Dypepsa
Eeartburn, and Indigestion as real diseases. yot
they are symptoms only of a certain specific
Itwstiseat tha first correct3"Ied Dr. Shoo
emeyDr oo ' Restoraie Gon direct
an aor t o Drho n~ his Restrative. With
out that original and highly vital principle, no
Sr stomac ites boating biliouses a
breath and sallow complexion, try Dr. Shoop's
s tratve-alets or quid-ad se fo yr
Dr. Shoop' s
W. E. BROWN & CO.
ii has one of the best
plants in town. We are the house
keepers deligh t. At our Grocery every
thing is clean arnd fresh, and only the
Sbest goods are handled.
CANNED GOODS, COFFE~ES AND
,TEAS, CAKES AND CRACK
E IRS, FRUITS AND
CONFECTIONERY, CHOICE BUT
TER, HAMS AND BREAK
Everyting that is handled in a First
class Grocery. It is my object to please
and I invite your p)atr'onage.
A complete ste o~r CaLslets. C.omusn and Fu
ncral Supplies ahvays' on handl. Alv hearse will
e nt to -l e~t o rieC CO tty. ti eall wil
director and undertaier. ni;:ht or day.
W. E. JENINsON Co.
Stomach and Liver
ixative Fruit Syrup Chronic Cotipaio..
The Arant Co. Drug Store.
MAR IN MAN
when you are out hunting Bargains in Hardware
that Dickson Hardware Co. will treat you right.
We have a complete Line of Crockery, Glass and
Chinaware. all pretty designs. Also Stoves, Ranges
and Heaters of all kinds.
S POu RT10N G GOO 0DS,
Guns and Rifles; Hunting Boots. Coats, Vests and Pants. Shells
with Smokeless Powder and Chilled Shot for small and large game
We now handle two brands of Paint which are the best
brands on the market. No matter what you need, come to see us
and save money.
Dickson Har ware Co.
Be sure to inspect oL r Line of Perfumery
before buying elsewhere. .Also a com
plete of Camphor Ices, Cream, Massages,
Don't forget us when want your Pre
scriptions filled, or need anything in the
-way of medicines.
Yours for Business,
THE MANNING PHARMACY
Te Speni Vaue
we ar feigi tvsaeupeeetd earpoive
y Se *n ou?tc of O.K tvsandRne ttesm rc
theyhavebee sol atfr h patsxyasPnt eeo h d
- vnc mdebyth Sor mnuacurrslat eaonwebogh te*
the inteo offsaing our tros re umotcednt Wehae siv
c~l elnd our Sc indicat.WSe ndages atr thtent syles rc
the-dae tore olRng atprcsrealg for the past six years. Onteeeo h d
Ourc Lne y ete iste mtatrerativeandw up-tt tht
h args tc fSoe n ags ever beenuehibiedto our mareor.th
W~te enow osng our pton thte ucrotckey, hthog we hv
~an ses seex ctom rand on shortnotwic fit lpa y ewthea hue
keeper to investigate.
Our Stock of Johnson's White Granate is now complete andI we
are selling it at regularimport prices.
PLOWS and SMIOOTHING HARROWS. Syracuse Plows ~
Sand Smoothing Harrows, che best farm implements made.
o American Field Fencing. -
We have now in stock the largest and best assortment of the ~
Sabove well known Fencing ever gotten together in our oounty. we
have all the best and mo:.t popular heigh'ts at the lowest possible
FARMIERS, you can double the value of your property by
.fencing it. Come end let us figure with you as to cost.
Very truly youris.
IMANNING HARUWARE COMP'NY
CJ OBW OR KD
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