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Holy Land a World Center.
It used to be a funcy that the Holy
Land was the center )f the world. In
a sense not then meaut it was indeed
centra!. it occupied a strateio ps!t
ti' n. Thruee continemts enver'ge iwr.e --
:ll the cominents kn[Own :1..s flhe an
cintts-.\sia. .\riat :ui E r 1. on
tiguous to Palestine on the south lies
Ezyplt :mnd on the nori h syrial. Or. tak
Ing a wide: view. onone side of !t
were lud-ial. P'ersia. A.issria :_:11b
loi,. whiIe, on the otIe:'-iie of it we:'e
pt. Greece and itam- . A hane
a :Zg giants the land of .h'sus was in
dIeed li tte :itnun~g the .:eograpicail
tri es: ha":t. like a habe. it wIs m1lol
arch of he ionhosehold of lands.
I:n. its central zantage tiny Pales
tine saw thru;:h the :n:ureh of centu.
ris the pro:ession of these mirhity em
pies-ssyrian. Da bylonIan. \edo
Persian. Greek and Roman. oing it
self durin:: uuch of the time , Center
of inlunence and de:emimin. f.:-ee tIat
h:t-e helped form the character and
h:story of the civilized world.-Ex
A Clash of Prayers.
Maggie. with her fair face and blond
hair. and Nina. with dusky skin and
kinky wool, had played together at
mud pies and had awing on the same
gate ever since they (ohtild remember.
for Nina's mammy was Maggie's nurse.
says the Housekeeper. They were now
seven years old. Maggie loved Nina
in spite of her color. yet she had a
feeling that her friend deserved to be
- white. so she added to her N'rayer each
Please, God, make Nina white."
As the weeks went by and Nina re
mained unchanged Maggie felt that her
petition needed re-enforcement. so she
confided in Nina. beggin her to pray
fol- the greatly desired bleaching. But
Nina in surprise looked at Maggie
with wide open eyes and exclaimed:
"Me? No. sir-ee. Fo' de Lawd.
Mlaggie. I doan wanter to be no white
child, an' I's jes' prayin' with all my
might fer you to come black!"
The intelligent Bird.
Two negroes in Washington were
overheard discussing the intelligence
of birds in general.
"Birds is shore sensible." obse, ced
one darky to the other. "Yo' kin learn
them anything. I uster work for a
lady that had one in a Elock, an' when
it was time to tell de time it uster
come out an' say cuckoo jest as many
times as de time was!"
"Yo' doan' say so?" asked the other
"Shore thing:" responded the first
darky. "But de mos' wonderful part
was dat it was only a wooden bird
"The Egyptians were the builders."
said a contractor enviously. "No won
der their monuments will endure for
ever. Labor was nothing to them. As
you would spend a cent on a newspa
pnr so would an Egyptian king put
1(;.000 men to work upon a temple.
Labor, you see. cost nothing. A strik
ing example of the Egyptian prodigal
ity of labor lies in this fact: No less
than 2.000 men were employed for
three years in carrying a single stone,
a stone of unexampled size, from Ele
phantine to sais."
Unlucky at Bridge.
"Do you believe in this thirteen su
p erstition?" asked Tete de Veau.
"I do." replied L'Oignon. "I could
never understand why I was so uin
lucky .~t bridge till I discovered that I
was always dealt a hand of just thir
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A class of little folk in an Engiish
elemenutary schol were reciently asked
to detine "a lady." with curious results.
Te de-ition f Lizzie, aged seve..
will strik- a riespwusive t1hori in the
heart of tie, busy Ve1na1n andi -hows
that Lizzie mutist be an (oibServing per
on. "A lady is som ething like a
ra." says Lizzie. "but sh,'s got long
hair anti s1e's.ct a ditferent face and
different eklotln-s. and shI's .ot a lot of
wo'k to 0.1." harlie. aged six. is imL
prcssied by the diffect bletwvceen the
Se'xes. "A lady" he linds to k. -differ
ent fron - .a n because a hidy has
differeit clothis from1 a ian. a lady
has different eyes from a m:m. a lady
Las a different body from a man. and a
lad.- has different shoi)es from :a inan."
H ;vard. a zed seven. gets at the same
facts froma a different point of view.
" lady." he says. "has not .rot some
trowsers. Iut a man has got some
trowsers." A second Charlie. a year
older than the first one. thinks tli:t "a
lady is a nice woman because she
don't have torni clothes. and she has a
woch with her. and she has a chane on
Not a Straner to Her.
The -mductor or the Pullman ear
had for some time hadl hi. eye on the
man who s'emdto j fishing for an
excuse to speak to the Indy across the
aisle. The passengr finaily left his
scat and took one beside heo, inId when
they h:d conversed for a few minutes
the lady seemed to be prottesting. and
the conductor's opportunity had come.
He stepped forward and said:
"Madam, if this man is forcing his
attentions upon you be must resume
his own seat."
"-Ie is not exactly a stranger to me.
"But you seemed to be annoyed,
"I am not exactly annoyed. but I
wish he wouldn't talk to me."
"I am simply arguing a case." ex
plained the man.
"Yes. but there is nothing to argue.
We have been married and divorced
twice. and now I've married another
man. and we can't he married again
until lie dies. Give t un. Jimmy
give it up and go back to your spat."- -
if Washington Were There.
Two prominent society women of
Washington were seated in the gallc-y
reserved for the families of congress
"What a grand body of men:" ex
claimed the younger of the two en
"Do you think so?" asked the other
"Why. of course. I do. See how
alert and businesslike they are. I am
sure if George Washington could come t
back to congress he would be proud of
seh a dazzling spectacle."
"I fear. dear." remarked the elder of
the two seriously. "that if George
Washington were to come back and
see congress he would lose no time in
delivering another farewell address."
Everything taken into the stomach
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tomach is not in good order, that the
ood you have eaten is not being di
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~hat will do the work the digesttve
uices are not doing. The best remedy
nown today for all stomach troubles
s Kodol, which is guaranteed to give
rompt relief. It is a natural digest
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An English tourist visited Arran
and being a keen disciple of Izaak Wal
ton was arranging to have a day's
good sport. Being told that the cleg,
or horsefly, would suit his purpose ad
mirably for a lure, he addressed him
self to Christy. the highland servant
girl. "I say, my girl. can you get me
Christy looked stupid, and he repeat
ed his ques-tion. Finding that she did
not yet comprehend hiiii, he exclaimed:
--nay, -irl. did you never see a
"Naa. sir." said. the girl, "but a
wanse saw a coo jump ower a preshi
A villager. intensely conceited and
ignorant. but quite wealthy, was per
suaded to have his grandfather's pic
The artist, not having been decently
treated by the villager, drew the por
trait almost in a nude form. Rolling
it up. lie told the man not to look at
it Wfore the coming New Year. On
that day the villager ordered the pic
ture to ie hung up that he might pay
it his New Year respects. As it was
heiii unrolled he frantically waved
his hands and shouted: "W\ait! Wait!
The old gentleman is not ready, for he
not yet dressed."-From the Chi
The Worth of His Money.
Not seldom in highland districts the
attendance at church during unpropi
tious weather is but scanty. One min
ister. finding himself on a boisterous
Sunday confronted with but one soli
tary auditor, who happened to be a
ouff, outspoken character, took him
into his confidence, with a view to
propitiate him. "Will I go on with the
sermon. John?" John answered gruff
ly, "Of course." Getting into the pul
pit and leaning over it. he asked, "Will
I give you the Gaelic sermon or the
Einglish one?" "Gie's baith. Ye're
wee! paid for 't," said John, more
Zrufily stil'.-Dundee Advertiser.
Shortly after the adoption of bitu
minous coal as a fuel in England a
royal proclamation was used forbid
ding its use and authorizing the de
struction of the furnaces of the users,
who were characterized as evil doers.
Scarcity of fuel, it seems, shortly com
pelled the resumption of Its use. In
the reign of Elizabeth bituminous
coal was again prohibited during ses
sions of parliament lest the health of
the members suffer thereby.-London
That country is the richest which
nourishes the greatest number of no
ble and happy human beings; that
man is the richest who, hftving per
fected the functions of his own life to
the utmost. has also the widest help
ful influence, both personal and by
means of his possessions, over the lives
of others.-John Ruskin.
Frances Willard once wrote to a
friend who had just lost a daughter:
'Dear Sister Anna, how much richer
re you than I! Here I sit alone with
ut a child to die, while you are mother
o an angel."
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ruises and scratches. 10 is especially
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A Little Mixed.
A Hlindoo barrister thus excused an
absent client whom sickness had pre
vented from coming to court: "The
inman has fallen unwell, your honor,
and lie has sent a man here to say
that he is lying and cannot come."
Tomieii-Pa, how do rtorms git out?
Toaiklns-Get out? What are you
driving at-out if what? Tommi
W'y. the weather bureau, o' course. I
.idn't know but mebby the man left a
"When she gave you the piece of
cake, did you say 'Thank you?'"
"Yes, ma, but it didn't do no good."
"Didn't do any good?"
"No; she didn't give me another
Three thin~gs too much and three too
little are pernicious to man-to speak
much and know little, to spend much
and have little, to presume much and
be worth little.-Cervantes.
Ring's Little Liver Pills wake up lazy livers.
clean the system and clear the skin. Try them
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Trying the Wrong Man.
An unusual verdict was rendered by
the jury in a case tried in . California
town a good many years ago. The
question was as to the ownership of
several Lead of cattle which the de
fendant was accused of having stolen
from the plaintiff. As the case pro
ceeded nod different witnesses gave
their evidence. it became apparent to
all listeners that the defendant was an
innocent man. When it came time
for the jury to retire to consider their
verdict, they did so, but returned to
the courtroom in a few moments.
The foreman looked the judge straight
in the eye and said with a drawl and
twang which betrayed his New Eng
"Jedge. we find the plaintiff guilty."
"The court is not trying the plain
tiff, but the defendant," said his honor
hastily, and the matter being explain
ed, the foreman was at length induced
to express the jury's opinion that the
defendant was nof guilty.
"Howsomever," added the foreman
solemnly. "'pears to me we're con
sidering the wrong man, your honor!"
"Tommy," said his mother reproving
y, "what did I say I'd do to you if I
ver caught you stealing jam again?"
Tommy thoughtfully scratched his
ead with his sticky fingers.
"Why, that's funny, ma, that you
;hould forget it too. Hanged if I tn
Judge-And what did the prisoner
;ay when you told him that you would
iave him arrested? Complainant-He
wswered mechanically, yer honor.
Fudge-Explain. Complainant-He hit
ne on the head with a hammer.-Ex.
The fault Is always as great as be
:hat commits lt.-French Proverb.
Bert Barber, of Elton, Wis., says: "I
lave only taken four doses of your Kid
2ey and'Bladder Pills and they have
lone for me more than any other medi
~ine has ever done. I am still taking
he pills as T want a perfect cure." Mr.
3arber refers to DeWitt's Kidney and
Biadder Pills. They are sold by W. E.
Brown & Co.
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eTHE MANTIG ~
Famous Lilac Tree.
Chief among the many objects of in
terest in the gardens of Easton Lodge,
Dunmow, the residence of the Earl and
Countess of W;rwick. is the magnifi
cent lilac tree -hich occupies a con
spicuous position on the terrace. This
tree is the finest specimen of its kind
in the United Kingdom. It has a cir
c umference of 120 feet and a height of
sixteen feet. and it has so dense a
growth and blooms so profusely that
when in flower it forms a huge bou
quet of lil:t blossoms.
The lilae is that commonly known as
the Persian and described by the bot
anists as the Chinese. but it is not a
native of either Persia or China, but
was raised in the Rouen botanic gar
den in 1705 by the hybridization of the
true Persian lilac and the common li
lac of British gardens.
It was of noble proportions at the
middle of the last century and produc
ed such a magnificent display of blos
soms that in the flowering season Vis
count Maynard, Lady Warwick's
grandfather, used to make a special
journey from London to enjoy the
beauty and fragrance of the flowers.
I was told at 8:30 it was time for
luncheon, writes an American tin
smith working in Leipzig. On stating
that I did not care-to eat, he toldqne
that it would be better If I did no
work, so I sat down for half an hour
and watched the others. At noon we
had an hour and a half and at 4 o'clock
fifteen minutes for lunch.
It may be of interest to some read
ers to know what the German eats.
For his first breakfast he generally
has a milk roll and a cup of coffee.
The second breakfast is almost always
a slice of bread with lard or goose
oil, a piece -of sausage or cheese and a
bottle of beer. For dinner he has two
slices of bread as above, with a her
ring or'large green pickle, cheese or
sausage and another bottle of beer.
For lunch another bottle of beer and
a milk roll. For supper soup and po
This is the general variety of foods
we had for the four months I worked
In that shop, and they had It day in
and day out.-New York World.
Use DeWitt's Little Early Risers,
pleasant little pills. They are easy to
take. Sold by W. E. Brown & Co.
Judged by Their Cats.
"No, ma'am," said an Irish maid of
inuch experience as she returned to a
New York intelligence office the other
day "I didn't engage with that fam-,
ily.. I didn't like the looks of their
"Of their cat!" repeated the owner
of the office in amazement. "Why, Ka
tie, I'm sure they wouldn't keep a cat
that was in any way dangerous."
"Not dangerous, no, ma'am, but a
restless, unhappy looking creature that
idn't speak well for the family," re
plied the girl. "I always judge a fam
ily by their cat-if they have one. A
sleek, comfortable pussy who comes
nip and rubs against you means a
quiet, good natured family and one
that's not worrying about ways and
means, but a nervous, unfriendly look
ing cat reflects a household which is
on the verge of nervous prostration or
financial ruin or "some other horrible
"I've been living with families and
studying their cats for twenty-five
ears. and I've never known the sign
to fail. A family that can't make Its
at happy Is one to make any servant
mserable"-New York Press.
.All the news. The
aducted by genial1 Aunt
e market reports, of the
3 one posted right up to
of the month's story
page set of comics from
of territory. It also shows por
orld. It gives also a topographic
anes, war with the history of it
tin are all, bound together at the
ager, and thus form a splendid
~neyclopedia of everything ,pre
~dited By Alfred Henry Lewis
rHunman Life you know exactly
You're going to get the only
s devoted entirely to people,. not
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alntVery NicelyDone. Th
Gallant M1an (asidel-At last I
her aII to myself. Now I can -
how I love her and ask her to be .-ine.
How shall I do it. I wonder?
Gentle Maid (behind lier nii- t is
surely coming. I am so uervous :ind
frightened. I know he is going to be
terribly dramatic. I do hope I shan't
have to help him up off his knees.
Goodness, why doesn't ie s:ay some
thing? I must break this horrible si
lence. (Aloud, recklessly) Hlave you
ever been abrond?
Gallant Man (snilingly)-No. I'm
saving it for a wedding tour.
Gentle Maid (demurely)-Why, how
-funny; so am I.
Gallant Man (meaningly)-Then why
shouldn't we take it together?
Gentle Maid (innocently)-Possibly
your wife and my husband might ob
ject to going in such a crowd.
Gallant Man (brilliantly)-The crowd
wouldn't be objectionably large if your
husband and my wife were husband
and wife. *
(Further conversation was disjointed
and indistinct).-Pearson's Weekly.
Where Animals Beat Men.
"Nature faking aside," said the zoo
keeper, "mice won't eat oleo. It is a
fact Lay a pat of oleo and a pat. of
butter side by side and in the morning
the butter will be gone, but the oleo
will remain untouched.
"Oh, yes, some animals are incredi
bly nice about their food. The otter,
when living wild, will only eat one
piece, one mouthful out of each fish
he catches. He will land a beautiful
trout, but only one bite of It from the
back, just behind the neck, Is good
enough for him. The rest he tosses
aside. This epicure often kills a dozen
fine, big trout to make one meal.
"Chimpanzees have very delicate
tastes. A banana or a pineapple that
to you seems delicious to a chimpan
zee may be eyolting. His taste is
keener. Grapes grown in hothouses
where sulphur fumes are used as an
Insecticide taste all right to a man, but
a chimpanzee will have none of them.
"The Ichneumon loves eggs. He can
tell a fresh from a stale one simply
by tapping the shell."-Los Angeles
"Copy Reading" Howells.
The London Atheneum says of the
following Howells paragraph that It is
the best sentence perhaps in any re
cent English book. Describing a cer
tain ancient edifice, Mr. Howells writes
and the Atheneum quotes:
"What, In the heart of all this blos
soming, was the great cathedral it
self when we came In sight of -it but
a vast efflorescence of the age of
faith, mystically beautiful In form and
gray as some pale exhalation from
the mold of the ever cloistered. the
deeply reforested past"
Very fine. all must admit But
wouldn't that paragraph have been
meat and drink to the man who used
to mark up Mr. Howells' newspaper
copy back at Bucyrus, 0. If Howells
the reporter had written that for the
Bucyrus Blade he would have found
It in the paper next day about like
"The cathedral, with flowers all
around It, looks fine. It is 400 years
old and needs paint"-Galveston News.
Thought Nine Enough.
The following amusing birth notice
appeared In the' Dresden Anzeiger:
"To our seven hearty boys there came
today, in God's early morning, not the
wished for little daughter, but in
compensation, a pair of fine boys. We
judge by this elementary event that
these strenuous tImes demand more
men than blossoms of the gentler ser,
and console ourselves with thoughts
of our fatherland, to which we call:
"urrah! Hurrah! Now there are nine.
Firm stand and true the watch on the
"To all dear friends and acquaint
ances and to whom else the joyous
tidings may be of Interest we give this
notice-the last of its kind-'Eduard
Rost and wife."
Mr. Mason rubbed the edges of the
umbrella with discriminating fingers
while his wife listened to the saleswo
man's enumeration of Its good points.
"This Is $10, isn't it?" he asked.
"Oh, no," replied the saleswoman re
proachfully. "It Is $9.80'
"She seems to regard the 11 cents as
particularly invidious. . I wonder why?"
whispered Mr. Mason to his wife.
"Not at all," said Mrs. Mason. with
mild heat; "nothing 'invidious' about
it Only very naturally it touched the
girl not to have you perceive that you
were getting a bargain."-Youth's Com
A five-year-old girl was very Ill, and,
noticing the anxiety of Ther parent she
said, "Mamma, do you think I'm going
"No, my dear," replied the mother,
"we think you will soon be better."
"Well," said the little one, "I'd like
to die and go to heaven on a visit if I
was sure I could come back if I didn't
'ike the place."-Chicago News.
Pinesalve Carbolized acts like a poultice,
draws out inftamation and poison. AntiseptiC
healing. F~or chapped hands. lips, cuts. burns.
Sold by The Mannina Pharmacy.
When He Enjoyed Life.
Among the tombs near the old Ar
lington mansion on the Chesapeake
is the mausoleum of John Custis, the
father of Martha Washington's first
husband. It bears this suggestive in
Beneath this Marble Tomb lies ye Body
of the Honorable John Custis. Esqt.
Of the City of Williamsburg and Parish of
Formerly of Hungars Parish on the East
ern Shore of
Vergina and the County of Northampton
the Place of his Nativity.
Aged 71 years, and yet lived but seven
Which was the space of time he kept
A Bachelors House at Arlington
On the Eastern Shore of Verginla.
It Is said that before his marriage
Custis did have a free and easy life.
His inarriage was of importance to
his country, for he was the progenitor
of several leading fauiilies. One
would like to know Mrs. Custis' ver
sion of the life they had together,
which he regarded as unworthy to be
called living.--Youth's Companion.
At times when you don't feel just
right, when you have a bad stomach,!
take something right away that will as-s
sist digestion; not something that will
stimulate for a time but something that
will positively do the very work that
the stomach performs under ordinary
and normal conditions, something that
will make the food digest. To do this*
you must take a natural digestant like
Kodol for Dyspepsia. Kodol is a scien
tific preparation of vegetable acids wit~h
natural digestants and cortain the same
juices found in a healthy stomach.
Each dose will digest more than 3.000
grains of good food. It is sure to atford
prompt relief; it digests what you eat
and is pleasant to take. Sold by W. E.
The custom of having warships sail
under sealed orders arose from the de
sire of maritime powers to prevent the
plans from becoming known to the
enemy. In the American navy such
orders -come from the president and
are delivered to a commander of a ship
or squadron by a confidential messen
ger who knows nothing of their con
tents. So:netines they are in cipher.
but they are always sealed with the
official seal of the navy department
and the package cannot be opened un
til the time marked on It. which Is
usually several hours after the hour
of leaving port. By this precaution
the newspapers are prevented from
disclosing prematurely the movements
which may be of the greatest impor
tance, and the spies of the enemy ate
rendered useless so far as their abil
ity to discover the secret of such
movements is concerned. Sailing un
der sealed orders is now the common
naval practice In time of war. These
instructions are found in the packet
of sealed orders, which is opened
when well out at sea.
A Runaway River.
The problem and the peril of the Colo
rado river are not difficult to under
stand. A great river running slowlf
on a ridge of its own creating, run
ning in a broad and tortuous channel,
choked with islands of mud and bars
of sediment, running with a fall of
only one foot to the mile, while to the
north and west lay a vast depression
below sea level and inviting the slug
gish river to a swifter flow; between
this sunken area and the uncertain
course of the river a great garden of
Eden in promise and potency, needing
only to be watered and kept, then a
canal tapping the river, a tiood gather
ing at the far away sources, a breach
in the unprotected bank and the whole
volume of the river, forsaking its
ancient and outgrown bed and rushing
nto that pit in the desert, sweeping
in its course through miles of fertile
farnis and cutting canyons where
canals had been-this is an outline of
the situation and a .hint of the periL
A. J. Wells in Sunset Magazine.
The Dean's Rairnent.
Dean Stanley was once driving with
a friend from Monreale to Palermo.
Both men were reading. Stanley sud
denly discovered that he was shiver
ng with a cold. He mentioned the
matter to his friend.
"Well, hadn't you better put some
thing on?" said the latter, pointing to
the dean's bag, which was close at
Stanley thought It rather a good
dea, and the friend went on reading.
As they entered Palermo there were
shouts of astonishment Stanley was
placidly reading. His friend found
that the distinguished churchman had
absentmindedly drawn out a night
shirt from his bag and put It on over
his other clothing and thus arrayed
was riding triumphantly into the city.
"Health Coffee" is really the closest
offee imitation ever yet produced.
his, the finest coffee substitute ever
made, has recently been produced by
Dr. Shoop of Racine, Wis. Not a grain
>f real coffee ;n it either. Health cof
(ee is made from pure toasted cereals,
with malt, nuts, .etc. Really it would
aol an expert-who might drink it for
offee. No twenty or thirty minutes
oiling. "Made in a minute" -says the
ocor. Manning Grocery Co.
Notica to Our Subscribers.
The new regulations of the Post
ffice Department says unless sub
criptions are expressly renewed af
er the term for which they are paid
bey shall not be counted in the list
f legitimate subscribers, and copies
nailed on account thereof shall not
e accepted at the second class
ostage rate of one cent a pound,
ut may be mailed at the transient
econd class postage rate of one cent
or each four ounces or fraction
hereof. pr epaid by stamps affixed.
THE TIMEs has been ver7 lenient
with its subscribers. Some of them
re several years behind, but the pa-.
per is still being sent to them. This
olicy will now have to be changed,
s the postoffice department says all
apers not paid for cannot be sent
hrough the mail free within the
ounty as heretofore, but will have
o be fully prepaid with stamps
iffixed. We* cannot afford to pay
he postage that would be charged
n paste stamps on pap~ers of those
that are ini arrears, as it would cost
is more than we would get from such
We will be compelled to drop the
ames of all subscribers who do not
a up by the-first of April, wnich is
he limit set by the Postoffice De
artent. We would advise sub
scribers to come or send in and ar
-ange the matter at once before the
-ushs sets in. We have no option in
he matter, but-must obey orders of
:he Postoffice D)epartment, and we
lope we will have the cooperation of
ll. Look at your label and see how
A Swelled Head.
A typical E-nglishwoman, when some
ne spoke the other day of a certain
man having a "swvelled head." looked
azed. "Really! You don't mean it!"
ried the Englishwoman. "I'm very
sorry." A day or so later the English
oman, happening to meet the wife
of the man in question, observed that
she was so sorry to hear that Mr.
Blank was ill.
"But he isn't!"' cried the wife. "He
was never better in his life."
"Is that so?" said the Englishwo
man. "Whty. what could Mrs. Dash
have r:et?nt tha other day when she
aid he was sruffering from a swelled
Looked That Way.
"I don't think she'll ever marry him,"
aid Mrs. Hlenpeck. "She quarrels with
2m so and is so domineering that"
*She is?" interrupted Henpeck. "Pil
bet they've been secretly married al
All Alone In That Class.
Mr. Hunker--I have merely a speak
ing acquaintance with Miss Throck
morton. Mr. Spatts-You are very
lucky. All her other acquaintances
are listening acquaintances.-StraY
He who changes the sports is se
retly changing the manners of the
Grippe is sweeping the country. Stop
t with~Preventics, before it gets deeply
;atd. To check early colds with
hese little Candy Cold Cure Tablets is
surely sensible and safe. Preventics
ontain no quinine, no laxative, nothing
arsh or sickening. Pneumonia would
jever appear if early colds were
jromptly broken. Also good for fever
sh children. Large lpox, 48 tablets, 25
ents. Vest pocket bdxes 5 cents. Sold
CONTAINS H01Y AND TAR
Relieves Colds by workng them out of
the system through a copious and healthy
action of the bowels.
Relieves Coughs- by cleansing the:
mucous membranes of tne throat, chest
and bronchial tubes.
"As pleasant to the taste
Children Like It
For BACKACHE-WEAK %IDNEYS Try
DeWit's Kidney ad Bladder Piis--Smra ad Sr
W. E. BROWN & C.
Bak of Summeato
Summerton, S. C.
CAPITAL STOCK - $25,000 00
SURPLUS - - - - - - 8,000-00
LIABILITIES - - - - 25,000 00
We pay interest at the rate of
4 Per Cent.
per annum, compouinding same
RICHARD B. SMYTH,
JOHN W. LESESNE,
P. 4 M o ion
has ode of the best
plants in' town.. We are the house
keepers delight. Atour Grocery every
thing is clean and fresh. and only the
best goods are handled.
CANNED GOODS, COFFEES AND
TEAS, CAKES. AND CRACK
ERS, FRUITS AND
CeNFECTIONERY, CHOICE BUT
TER, HAMS AND BREAK
Everything that is handlet ina .First
class Grocery. It is my object to please
and I invite your patronage.
The Balk of Manfg
MANNING, S. C.
Capital1Stock, - 4 0O
Surplns, - - 4,0
hility, - - 40,000
Total Protecti . -
to Depositors, $120,000
START YOUP~ BOY
in the right way. GooC habits instilled
in the youth will bear ood fruit in af
rer years. Whether i be the small
count of the boy or ile business ac
count of the man that i entrusted tous
we can guarantee perfe -t satisfaction.
wi 0. W.
Woodmen of the World.
Meets on fourth Monday nights at
Visiting Sovereigns iuvited.
DR. J. A. COLE,
Upstairs over Bank of Manning.
MANNING, ~S. C.
Phone No '77.
DR. J. FRANK GEIGER.
MANNING, S. C.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C.
eJATTONET AT LAW,
Mannmng. S C.
Office Over Levi's Store.
R. 0. PURDY. OLIYER O'nRYANC.
ULRDY & O'BRYAN,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
MANNING, S. C..
ATTORNEY A T LAW,
M1ANNING. S. C.
W. C. DAVIS. J- 1- WEINBERG.
DAIS &WEIN 3ERG,
MANNING. S. C.
omnt attention given to colIections.