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THIRD ANNUAL REPORT
GREENSBORO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
DIECEMBER 31st 1907
Premiums ............. $266,059 83 Death Claim . ...,..3 00
Diidends and other p i1v
Interest .................. 9,241 23 wents to policy holders 3,452 04
Annuities Certain........ 7 Paid tnder Annuities Cer
Rea.n Estate... ...... . . . 4,93 0
Sa3r04 a Expense..a......rs..10,272 6
Medical Fees and B .spec
ASSETS. tions ................. 22,28 0 36
Advertising, Printing and
2 00 00 Postage ....... .. ..... 9,11 06
Mortgage Loans..... ....134,000 00 Taxes...... ... ..........".695 2,
Home Office Expenses ... - - 6,99-- 4
Coliateral LoarsM ..........Fe00 00
Stccks and Bonds........5,475 00 Total Dtissu..ents. .-- -0-2,137- - -;
Ecess Receipts over Dis
Policy Loans and Notes 4%,,44U 5$ bursements ........ ....80,866 50
Cash at Interest .......... 3,221 S0 P2o3,004 06
Cash in BankT............a,000 00 LIABILITIES
Furnitnre and Fixtures 2,662 9...
3Death Claims Outstand
Due and Accured Interest 1,685 $9 ing..............3~00o,00
Due and Deferred Pr'ms 43,692 45 All other Liabil~ties.......,521 30
____Surplus to Policy Holders 1b1,529 41;
G ross Assets.. . . S n3,679 pd,6 $,3'3679 P411
N1. POLICIES A30UNT
In force December 31st, 1907j.................. 5, 1360 ........ ss$399,'05 00
In force December *3ist, 1906 ................... 3,657 ......... 5,948,178 00
Giain ........ ...................... ........ 1,6976 A-,451,Gr7 00
Written During 1907 ...............3,105 ........$S4,792,529 00
NO. POLICIES AX0 UT
fiained in Premium Income................. S 97 ,128 $7 57
Gained in Total Income..... ................. 97,006 61 52
Gained in Gross Assets ......................102,800 6 46
Gained inNet Surplus.......................... 5,633 GO 19
Gained in Insurance in Force............... 245127 00 41
Expected Death Loss, $69,631.00; Actual Death
Loss, $34,327.16...............ain.......35,303 $4 49
Interest Necessary for Reserves, $3,943.23; Inter.
e1t Earned, S8,737.57 Gain ...... 4,794 44 151
$2.27 of Assets for Every $1.00 of Liabili,9ty7
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How Absconding Bookmakers Ar3
Treated In England.
One thing that deters people from
wagering large sums at the tracks of
England is the comparative frequency
with which the bookie there departs
with the stakes. This is a rascality
almost unknown at an American
course, and in the very exceptional
cases when it does happen the turf as
sociation always makes good all losses.
But if the cry of "welsher" goes up
on an English track. prepare for trou
ble. Battle, niurder and sudden
death generally follow. As everybody
knows a gambling debt is illegitimate,
so the mob's only recourse Is to take
its money's worth out of the unfortu
nate man's person. They knock him
off his box, tear his clothes .to pieces,
beat, kick and trample on him, and
unless -he is rescued In time by the po
lice they are apt to finish him alto
gether. The authorities are on the
alert to prevent such things, ;nd as
soon as there Is a sign of trouble the
terror stricken bookmaker Is sur
rounded by a group of "bobbies," who
fight their way through the dense mass
and escort him beyond the reach of
the fury of the mob.-From "The Peo
ple and the Ponies," by C. F. Peters, in
THE SOLAR SYSTEM.
Whence It Comes and Whither it Goes
No One Knows.
The solar system Is well enough
when picturesquely expounded, but
when the solar system becomes a mere
atom traveling some 400,000,000 of
miles per annum toward some Incon
ceivable goal, and when millions of
$milar systems have to be contem
plated, all pursuing some similar
course, the lay Imagination is com
Nor Is It easy to believe that the most
eager astronomer Is not sometimes
perplexed and dismayed by the vistas
opened up before him. For everything
he learns merely -opens up vaster prob
lems, and when he has extended his
vision to stars from which light would
take 2,000 years to reach this earth lie
is no nearer finality than the child
who thinks the sky but a spectacle of
We are told that the heavens as we
see them are occupied by two great
streams of stars moving in opposite
directions. That suggests at least two
centers of revolution at some unimagi
nable distance and adds to our aching
embarrassment. We ask, Whence?
Whither? And with all our science
there is no answer.-London Times.
Didn't Interest Kyri.
A prominent Bostonian recently put
up at his club a Chicago man bearing
letters of introduction from a common
After dinner the two were lounging
in the club library when the Bostonian
chaneed to ask:
"By the way, what do you think of
the 'Origin of Species'?"
"Never read it," was the reply of the
man from Chicago. "In fact, old mal,
I'm not In the least interested in finan
cial subjects."-Succes Magazine.
"I understand you refused to accept
a gift from my daughter, sam?"
"Yes, sah; I did,. sah."
"You looked upon it as charity, I
"Yes, sah, and l's ob de op.iznion dat
no man has a right to accept charity
when his wife's got work, sih!"-Yon
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nylopedia of everything pre
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PTES, Manning, . 0.
He Answered All Questions and Ever
Offered Further Information.
A small, quiet looking man, smoking
a large cigar, sat by the side of a me
dium sized automobile that was drawn
out of the road as a large touring car
came along, driven by a man with an
The man in the touring car slowed
tip and leaned over.
"How long you been herey"
"About two hours."
"Can't you find out what the matter
"Trouble with spark plug?"
"How are your batteries?"
"Haven't got a short circuit, have
"Got any gasoline.in your tank?"
"Would you mind telling me, sir, just
what's the matter with that machine of
In answer the man pointed to a
large red farmhouse in the distance.
"See that house out there?" he asked.
"Well, sir, there isn't anything the
matter with this machine, but since
noon my wife has been in that house
kissing her sister's first baby goodby.
When she gets through, if you are not
over 1,000 miles away and will leave
your address; I will telegraph or cable
you the glad news at my own ex
SHOPPING IN GREENLAND.
East Coast Natives Make Trips Last
ing Four Years.
When the Greenlander of the east
coast goes a-shopping, It is no light
matter of a day o.r a week. The snow
ut holder of the far north, on finding
that his supplies are running. low, packs
up his belongings and walks off, with
his wife and family. He keeps on
walking, summer and winter, for it
takes him anywhere from one to two
full years to reach a settlement where
there are shops. Whole colonies some
times join in these pilgrimages from
their northern dwelling places, camp
ing by the way as weather aud inclina
tion permit One might suppose that
such protracted journeys would be fol
lowed by long stays at the place of
business. Not so. The Eskimo spends
little more time over the shopping for
which he has come so far than does a
woman bargain hunter at the periodical
drapery sales with us. Sometimes two
hours finish the transactions, and the
purchaser will start on his long return
journey northward. The fne bear and
fox skins which he has brought with
him are bartered for secondhand
clothes, tobacco, old iron and many
articles not only valueless, but actually
injurious to the buyer. A life which
can afford a four years' shopping trip
now and again does not strike one as
Queerest Town In England.
The most curious town In England Is
Northwich. There is not a straight
street nor, in fact, a straight house in
the place. Every part of it has the ap
pearance of an earthquake. Northwlch
is the center of the salt industry in
Cheshire, England. On nearly all sides
of the town are big salt works, with
their engines pumping hundreds of
thousands of gallons of brine every
week. At a depth of some 200 or 300
feet are immense subterranean lakes
of brine, and as the contents of these
are pumped and pumped away the up
per crust of earth is -correspondingly
weakened, and the result Is an occasion
al subsidence. These subsidences have
a "pulling" effect on the nearest build
ings, and they are drawn all ways and
give the town an extremely dissipated
The Gender of the Moon.
In English. French, Italian, Latin
and Greek the moon is feminine, but
In all the Teutonic tongues the moon
is masculine. Which of the twain Is
Its true gender? We go back to the
Sanskrit for an answer. Professor
Max Muller rightly says ("On the Re
ligions of India"), "It is no longer de
nied that for throwing light on some
of the darkest problems that have to
be solved by the student of language
nothing is so useful as a critical study
of Sanskrit." Here the word for the
'moon is mas, which is mascaline.
Mark how even what Hamlet calls
"words, words, words," lend their
weight and value to the adjustment of
this great argument The very moon
Is masculine and, like Wordsworth's
child, is "father of the man."-"Moon
Clara-Well, aunt, have your photo
graphs come from Mr. Faceallo? Miss
Maydeval (angrily)-Yes, and they
went back, too, with a note expressing
my opinion of his impudence. Clara
Gracious! What was it? Miss May
deval-Why, on the back of every pic
ture were these words: "The original
of this is carefully preserved."-Lon
Towne-Of course the scheme is a
good one, but do you think your wife
will approve of it? Browne-Yes, if by
careful hinting I can get her to formu
late It herself and make her believe it's
her own.-Pearson's Weekly.
Examiner-What do you know about
the power of the earth's attraction?
Candidate-It is the strongest at
about 2 o'clock in the morning.-Flie
I believe rather in drawing men to
ward good than shutting them out from
Don't cough your head ofT whe-n you can get a
uaranteed remedy in Bees Laxative Cough
Syrup. It is especially recommended for chil
dren as it's pleasant to take. is a gentle laxative
thus expelling the phlegm from the system.
For coughs, colds. croup. whooping cough.
hoarseness ane all bronchial trouble. Guaran
teed. Sold by The Manning Pharmacy.
Motion and Heat.
All visible motion when arrested be
comes heat, even that of running wa
er. If we take two pieces of solid ice
and rub them together, they can be
heated by the friction until the melting
point is reached. If we should pour
water into an ordinary rotary churn
and turn the crank, the mechanical
energy exerted against the water will
be transformed into molecular energy,
and the water will be warmed in pro
portion to the amount of mechanical
According to an old French saying,
"A man's character is like his shadow,
which sometimes follows and some
times precedes him and which is oc
casionally longer, occasionally shorter
than he Is."
Few men have been admired by
HE MADE ONE MISTAKE.
Quaint Persian Tale of the Taming of
In Persia a wealthy man will often
have a friend of whose society he is
fond living In the house with him. Ab
dullah was such a friend to Aly Khan,
a very wealthy and Influential ner
chaut of Ispahan, who was delighted
with his charm and cleverness and so
pleased with his services that he
thought he would make a very good
son-in-law and suggested him ag such
to his beautiful daughter. Sh6 was
very overbearing and bad tempered;
but, thinking that Abdullah was rather
good looking, she agreed to it. They
were married. Soon his friends came
to congratulate him, among them
Housseyn, who was known to have a
very overbearing and bad tempered
wife. He said, "I congratulate you on
your marriage," and then he asked the
bridegroom, "Are you really happy
with a woman who is known to have
such a bad temperl" "I assure you
that she Is perfectly charming and
that I am perfectly happy." "May I
ask how you manage It?'
"Certainly," answered Abdullah. "On
the night of the marriage I went Into
her apartments in full uniform with
my sword on. She did not take any
notice of me, but put on a supercilious
air and made a parade of stroking her
cat. I quietly picked up her cat and
cut off his head with my sword, took
the head in one hand, the body in the
other and threw them out of the win
dow. My wife was amazed, but did
not show it. After a few seconds she
broke into a smile and has been a
most submissive and charming wife
Housseyn went straight home and
put on his uniform and went into the
harem. The domestic pet came to
greet him. He seized it with the hand
that was accustomed to caress it, drew
his sword and with a single blow de
capitated It. At the same moment he
received a blow in the face delivered
by his shrewish .wife and before he
recovered from his astonishment a sec.
ond and a third. "I can see to whom
you have been talking," the lady
hissed, "but you are too late. It was
on the first day that you ought to have
A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.
The Forcefulness of Native Customs
In Morocco, the Baled-el-Maghrab
(the. land of the setting sun of the
Arabs), the Lex Talionis Is as much an
integral part of the social system as-are
life and death. The Moors, It may be
said, are frankly brutal. They have a
certain rude code of honor to which
they adhere when convenient, but
among themselves they devise every
possible exeuse for not fulfilling en
gagements with the giaour.
On the other hand, they are extreme
ly punctilious in exacting full measure
from Europeans with whom they have
dealings, and many stories might be
told showing how Moorish judges mete
out justice to their own people to the
detriment of the alien.
For instance, It Is not very long
since that a British subject riding
through the Soko (or market Vlace) at
Marakesh had the Ill fortune to push
against a half blind old woman, who,
falling to the ground, broke off two of
her front teeth.
The Englishman promptly offered
compensation. It was refused, and the
injured woman before the local caid
demanded that her innocent aggressor
should have two teeth knocked out in
retribution for her Injury.
Protest followed on protest against
this exaction until finally-the matter
was carried to the sultan himself.
That potentate (and this instance is
given to show the forcefulness of. na
tive custom) begged the Englishman
to comply with the old woman's de
mand and publicly sacrifice his inci
sors, in return for which oblation he
granted him concessions which have
made that English merchant and his
fahily foremo'st among the wealthy
foreigners in Morocco.-Lonfdon Spec
Manzan Pile Remedy comes ready to use, in a
collapsible tube, with nozzle. One application
soothes and heals, reduces inflammation and re
lieves soreness and itching. Price 50c. Sold by
The Manning Pharmacy.
CART TAIL FLOGGING.
-This Peculiar Punishment Flourished
In England Up to 1836.
Although flogging at the cart's tail
is generally sup~posed to have ceased
after 1827, various instances are on
record up to 1836 when a man con
victed ef robbery from the person was
.slowly paraded through the principal
street of Saltash "with bare back and
flogged at the cart's tail, to which one
of his hands was lashed at either side.
Two men, armed with cat-e'-nine-tails,
laid on heavily and were scolded
by the beadle or crier in uniform for
not hitting harder." The punishment
was sometimes reduced to a farce
when the administrating hand had
been well "oiled" or belonged to a
soft hearted officer of justice, as in a
case mentioned by the poet Cowper
where the thief was the only one con
cerned who suffered nothing.
A youth had stolen some ironwork
at Olney. "Being convicted," says
Cowper, "he was ordered to be whip
red. which operation he underwent at
the cart's tall, from the stone house to
the high arch and back again. He
seemed to show great fortitude, but It
was all an imposition upon the public.
The beadle who performed it had filled
his left hand with red ocher, through
which after every stroke he drew the
lash of his whip, leavgig the appear
aice of a wound upourthe skin, but in
reality not hurting him at all. This
being perceived by Constable Hlinsch
comb, who followed the beadle, he
applied his cane without any such
management or precaution to the
shoulders of thie too merciful execu
"The scene immediately became more
interesting. The beadle could by no
means be prevailed upon to strike
hard, which provoked the constable to
strike harder, and this double flogging
continued till a lass of Silver End,
piting~ the pitiful beadle, thus suffer
ingr under the hands of the pitiless con
stale, joined the procession and, plac
iig herself immediately behind the lat
ter, seized him by his capillary club
and, pulling him backward by the
same. slapped his face with a most
amazoniatn fury."-St. James' Gazette.
Makes One Feel Worse.
It is a fact that one' cannot tell how
'bad he really feels without feqling
worse. The way to feel good is -to
not talk too much about your Ills.
Think how well you are, how well you
have done and feel good about It, and
if there is anything the matter with
you think it won't last long and that It
Iis not worth thinking about. - Ex
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abheo,r The uno of the u to
sep tea and ixt n PO
DesstfrsCi10y and toBderithem
the bladder. Therefore When the dne.
become dseased and weak they farin
anaib o rn teirworkpr a
and urinary dli*24MZ A"e the restlt. it 19
IIrauTov -a U e nref be sforded.
Wbed. . B On m the
DeWitt's Kidney and Bladder Pills
Promtlelmut oOs from the system,
and at the sa tiez'as the kidnesawell
For Weak Kidneys Packaeb., In
fls~rnration of the biadder anid all
uiaytroubles Do Witt's Kidney
and ;1dder Pilfs are %inguw3aS"
A Week's Treatment for 25&,
Mopesy back If they taL.
W. E. BROWN & CO.
Bank of $umme0o,
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, compounding same
RICHARD B. SMYTH,
JOHN W. LESESNE,
has one of the besti
plants in town. We are the house
keepers delight. At our 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
CONFECTIONERY, CHOICE BUT
TER, HAMS AND BREAK
Everything that is handled in a First
class Grocery. It is my object to please
and I invite your patronage.
P. B. Mouzon
STATE OF SOUTH CAROL.INA,
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
W. Scott Haryin,'Plaintiff
J. E. M. Hodge, Cassie C. Hodge, Ed
ward S. Ervin, and F. P. Erviun,
the last t wo named co-partners do
ing business onder the firm name
and style of Manning 'Hardware
Company, and Dunbar C. Ervin,
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF A
Judgment Order of the Court of Com
mon Pleas, in the above stated ac
tion, to me directed, bearing date of
March ., 1908, I will sell at pub
lic auction, to the highest bidder for
cash, at Clarendon Court House, at
Manning, in said county, within the
legal hours for judicial sales, on Mon
day, the 6th, day of April 1908,
being salesday, the following de
scribed real estate:
"All that piece, parcel or tract of
land containing five-eights (5-8) of
one acre, more or less, and bounded
on the North by lot of Lizzie E. Bell;
bounded on the East by WVest Bonn
dary Street; bunded on the South
by Boyce Street, formerly the Man
ning and Fulton Public Road, and
bounded on the. West by lands of
Harriette L. Setzer."
Purchaser to pa for ppers.
Sheriff Clarendon County.
Woodmuen of the World.
Meets on fourth Monday nights at
Visiting Sovereigns invited.
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.
M cS WAIN WyOODS,
C. ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Manning, S. C.
Office Over Levi's Store.
t. 0. PURDY. ' S. OLIVER O'BRY
P URDY & O'BRYAN,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
MANNING, S. C.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C.
W. C. DAVIS. J- A. WEINBERG.
DAvis & WEINBERG,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW ,
MANNING, S. C.
omptatnion given to collections.