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MANNING, S. C.
The Manning Market is now ready for business and the
PEOPLES WAREHOUSE is headquarters for high-price Tobacco
If you want your Tobacco sold by wide-awake experienced
tobacco men bring it to the PEOPLES WAREHOUSE. This is
the best lighted warehouse in the State and your tobacco will
show to better advantage on this floor than any other in South
Carolina. Under these conditions and with our experience in
tobacco. we feel safe in saying that you will be pleased with all
sales entrusted to us as we promise also to give our very best per
sonal attention to every pile and not let it go for less than the
highest market price. A trial load will convince you.
W. H. McGUIRE, Proprietor.
W. K. McINTOSH, Weigher and Book
A. T. THORNTON, Auctioneer.
DAVE TURBEVILLE, Clerk.
W. G. TAYLOR, Prop., Richmond, Va., U. S. A.
What Leading Physicians Say.
Dr. Froehling. the well-known Consulting and Analytical Chemist:
"Fonticello Lithia Water is absolutely free from all organic impuri
ties and perfectly pure, and as an unquestionablo proof of my faith in
the wster, I use it altogether.'-Richmond Times.
Geo. Ben. Johnston, M. D , Prof. Surgery Medical College of Vir
ginia: "I have never used any mineral water so extensively as the
Fenticello, and iv has given uniformly good resnlts. I prescribe it in
kidney and bladdcr troubles very I Vely. and also in -stomach and
nervous disorders, with splendid effects."
Carried -in stock by
DR. W. E. BROWN & Co., Agents.
Our Stock of Farm Implements is now
complete and we can serve you to your
best interest. We now have the largest and
most complete Stock of
ever shown in this town. Having bought
heavily before the advance on everything
in our line, we are enabled to offer you the
best goods at the least price.
Call to See Us.
THE LAST of THIS WEEK
F. C. Tomas
TO THE TINES OFFICE.
My patrous and the public gen
erally is invited to visit my
new store which I have lilled
with the Freshest Family Gro
ceries, and always kecp my
large Refrigerator full of the
best Cheese and Butter. There
is nothing in the Grocery Line
that cannot be found in my
store. Headquarters for Flour,
CotTey. Sugar, Teas, Canned
Goods of every kind, Crackers,
Cakes, Biscuits, and Confec
tionary. Let me have your
orders and prompt and satis
factory service is guaranteed.
P. B. Mouzoni
Everything of the best for
the personal wear and adorn
ment of both sexes.
We fill mail orders carefully
Charleston, S. C.i
Prescribes Dr. Blosser's Catarrh Remedy.
Dear Sirs-I first used your Catarrh Cure in
the ease of my son, who had chronic naso-phar
yngeal catarrh, with great benefit to him. I
often pre.cribc it for other of my patient,. and
I think it is quite the finest remedy for catarrh
that has ev-er been placed on the market.
Thanking you ror past favors, I am,
Your-; very truly,
M. J. D. DATZLr.R.r . D.,
Elloree, S. C.
Dear Sirs-Your medicine is winning fast in
this country. It has effected some remarkable
ures. I do not sznow that it has failed in one
nstance wb 're it has been fairiy tried.
Very trulv yours,
REv. T. H. ALLE.
Dr. Blossers Catarrh Remedy is for sale by
E. R_ Boger, Manning. S. C. A month's treat.
ment for $1.00. A free sample for the asking.
,. postal card will bring it by mail.
Pressing and Cleaning
DONE AT THE
Citye Pressing Club
heeyounare guaranteed good work
anship and prompt deliveries. 'Phone
ad your clothes are called for at once.
LADES' SKIRTS A SPECIALTY.
Rates: *1.00 per month, or 50 cents
'Phone No. 97.
W. E. REARDON, Prop.
KDL L THE COUCH
AND CURE THE LUNCS
WITH Dr. King's
Fo OLDS TelalBoteFe
AND ALL. THROAT AND LUJNG TROUBLES.
GUAR ANTEED SATISFACTORY
OE MONEY REFUNDED.
Arant's Drug Store,
for chiLdren; safe, sure. No opiatet
P ines alve ACTS LIEA POULnCE
Carbolized rox~ l aEB
Control the price of you
you can by diversfying th
pastures will mean more por
pasture is not expensive. B
fall will be in fine condition:i
once planted will afford graz
eral seasons. It will enable
expense and these housed fri
help to cut down fertilizer bi
There is no limit to the
land, and farm cut into corn
WE HAVE JUS
the largest shipment of Wire
ever brought into the county
This Fencing was bougl
by the makers more than th:
sell this fence to our patrons
gin of profit. We want to st
1st of September, do not :1
purchase what you will wan
ment you have made in man
We are still selling the ]
mower is without compariso
the same test that the Ideal
line of repairs for them. In
Rakes, we are selling a lot<
and Two-Horse Steel Beam:
We also sell the Red Ri]
Cane Mills ani
A full line of all sizes,
business, and we will make
ours, to deal with us.
Bring Your Job Pril
Following is the first week Jurors
Sept. 21, 1908, Monday, 10 o'clock a. m.
J. R. Winter, Alcolu, R. F. D.
T. J. Cutter, Foreston.
W. J. Bryant, Foreston.
J. A. Fann, Alcolu.
D. M. Barwick, Alcolu, R. F. D.
J. E. Reardon, Manning.
D. R. Lide, Pinewood.
D. A. Brunson, Davis Station.
J. M. Rowe, Summerton, R. F. D.
A. Plumer Burgess, Sumwerton.
l . S. MlcIntosh, Manning.
R. F. Ridgeiway, Jr., lanning.
W. F. Hush, Turbeville, R. F. D.
Harry C. Carrigan, Summerton.
W. P. Emanuel, Alcolu.
J. S. Bell, Manning.
P. B. Lawrence, Pinewood.
A. G. Altman, Manning, R. F. D.
C. E. Morris, Turbeville.
B. L. Bradham, Jordan.
J. M. Geddings. Paxville.
.1. P. Mahoney, Manning.
W. E. James, Summerton.
R. E. Burgess, Mouzon.
Jeff krdis, Pinewood.
W. B. Jayroe, Manning, R. F. D.
Lonnie Tobias, Manning.
H. R. Cobett, Davis Station.
R. W. Chewning, Jordan.
J. C. Baker. New Zion, R. F. D.
J. G. Wells, Summerton.
R. R. Billups, Summerton, R. F. D.
J. A. Way, Silver, R. F. D.
R. S. Johnson, Wilson, S. C.
F. L. Wolfe, Manning.
Morgan P. Strange, Manning.
2ND WEEK JURORS.
J. H Horton, Davis Station.
John H. Ham, Lake City, R' F. D.
J. M. Strange, Wilson.
D. M. Carraway, Paxville,
I. C. Plowden, Jordan.
W. D. Childers, Jordan.
S. Scott Burgess, Sardinia.
M. I Mims, Pinewood.
H. J. Haley, Foreston.
B. F. Stukes, Foreston.
R. C. Gibbon, Turboville.
B. T. Thames. Manning.
D. M. Rodgers, Summerton, R. F. D
M. L. Shirer, Suminerton, R. F. D.
J. P. Buddin, New Zion.
R. C. Graham, Pinewood.
J. B. Holladay, Summerton.
A. J. Hamilton, Bloomville.
J. W. Ridgeway, Manning.
W. J. Holladay, Manning, R. F. D.
F. S. Geddings, Paxville.
S. H. Tisdale. Manning, R. F. D.
J. G. Allsbrooks, Foreston.
E. J. Buddin, Tnrbeville, R. F. D.
T. F. Jones, Manning. -
J. A. Barrineau, Lake City, R. F. D.
C. W. Barrow, New Zion, R. F. D.
C. H. Castine. Turbeville.
. J. C. Ridgeway, Manning.
J. R. Jones, Manning.
A. W. Griffin, Pinewood.
H. D. Berry, Alcolu.
R. J. Coskrey, Summerton.
T. C. Owens, Alcolu, R. F. D.
F. N. Ridgill, Manning, R. F D.
A. J. Geddings, Remini.
Will Interest Many'
Every person should know that good
health is impossible if the kidneys.are
deranged. Foley's Kidney Remedy will
cure kidney and bladder disease in
every form, and will build up. and
strengthen t'ese organs so they will
perform their functions properly. No
danger of Bright's disease or diabetes
f Foley's Kidney Remedy is taken in
time. W. E. Brown & Co.
Invented In -the Year 1820 by a Penn
Though the name "buckboard" is ap
plied to thousands of cazriages, few
people know how the word. came to be
Back around 1820, says the American
Veecle, in explaining it, when the
transportation of goods, wares and
merchandise was almost entirely by
wagon, a Dr. Buck, who for many
years afterward was the military store
keeper at Washington, was in charge
of military stores en route to .army
posts in the southwest.
In east Tennessee much difficulty
was experienced by reason of the rough
roads, and there were frequent mis
haps, mostly from the wagons over
Dr. Buck overhauled the outfit, and,
~bandoning the wagon bodies, long
boards were set directly on the axles
or hung below, and the stores were
loaded in such a manner that there
were no further delays from break
downs, and the stores safely reached
their destinations. In special emer
gency, too, the loati could be shifted
or taken off in a hurry.
The idea was probably not new, but
Dr. Buck's example was followed,
especially when roads were rough, and
soon much hauling was done by the
use of wheels, axles and boards only.
Now we have the buckboard, both in
carriage and automobile forms, con
forming closely to the original Idea,
though few suspect the source of it.
San Francisco Chronicle.
Bees Laxative Cough Syrup always brings
quick relief zo coughs, colds. hoarseness
whooping-cough and all bronchial and throat
trouble. Mlothers especially recommend it foz
childrn. Pleasant to take, gently laxative.
Sold by The Mianning Phaarmacy.
nce Your Land
produce in the only way
a use of your land. More
- and more profit. A hog
rmuda Grass planted this
or pasturing next year, and
ing for hogs and cattle sev
you to keep cows at small
m convenient pasture will
possibilities with well fenced
'enient lields for pasturage
Fencing (Barbed and Woven)
it at the lowest price named
:-ee years. We are going to
at the lowest possible mar
ll the entire lot before the
ail to see this lot and to
. It will be the best invest
:deal Deering Mower. This
. No oth~er Mower has stood
Deering has. We have a full
addition to the Mowers and
)f Smoothing Harrows, One
Plows, (Syracuse and Oliver
per Hay Press.
Remember we want your
.t to your interest as well as
iting to The Imes,
But not a Bale to Spin.
Instead of closing down be
cause of inability to secure rav
material, the Evansville, Ind.
cotton mills ought to have gon<
into the New York market ox
Thursday, where the -bears" sol(
some 200,000 bales at prices rang
ing around 8.7 cents.
It must have been the irony o
fate that with 200,000 bales goin,
at figures like that. the Evans
ville. mills had to shut down fo!
want of raw material and turr
several hundred hands into idle
Doubtless there are other mill.
in the country about to find them
selves in similar positions, bu
why close down. when New Yorl
has all that cotton for sale ank
is, apparently, hungry for buy
Where they get it we do no
know, but surely the New Yorl
"producers" have the staple o
they wouldn't sell it.
It would be preposterous
wouldn't it, to assert that the
New Yorkers are selling some
thing they don't own or that doe!
Perhaps they grow it in Cen
tral Park or pick it from Nev
York bay. We cannot say as t(
that, but it stands to reason tha
they get it somewhere, else hom
could they sell it and bow coult
Two hundred thousand bale,
in one day! Think ot it, and that
too, the very day on which th(
Evansville mill shuts off thE
steam because its last bale hai
been spun into yarn or cloth.
There must be something
wrong somewhere. We canno1
conceive that the Evansville mill
in these days of rapid trains and
telegraphs, was ignorant of th(
fact that New York had 200,00(
bales of cotton to dispose of a1
something like 8.7 cents the
pound, yet there is no recorc
that it even attempted to renem
its supply of raw material in thi
"glutted" New York market.
Why was it, then, an opportun
ity like this was so carelessly le1
slip, when it was announced that
the only reason for ceasing oper
ations was a lack of raw mater.
There's something funny in this
business that ought to be looked
If New York has been surrep
titiously growing cotton on thE
Harlem flats, there has been jug
gling with the statistics, for ii
has not been reported.
If, on the other hand, New
York is sehing something it
hasn't got and cannot get-bul
we cannot think it.
There's a mystery here some
Sherlock Holmes should get or
to at once.A nation waits breath
lessly its solution.-Atlanta Con.
Passes Examination Successfully.
James Donahue, New Britain, Conn.
writes: "I tried several kidney rem
edies, and was treated by our best phy
sicians for diabetes, but did not improvi
until I took Foley's Kidney Remedy
After the second bottle I showed im.
provement, and five bottles cured me
completely. I have since passed a rigit
examinatioai for life insurance." Foley'
Kidney Remedy cures backache and al:
forms of kidney and bladder trouble. W
E. Brown & Co.
About Feeding Horses.
"When the farmers of the soutl
learn to use more of their cotton
products, learn to feed thei2
horses and stock with cotton seed
products, it will mean millions o:
dollars to the south, part 0:
which every farmer will save fo2
himself. No report has ever
shown that injury to a horse has
been a result of feeding cottor
seed meal. Feed it every day.
That's why I do. It is not a ho1
or a cold climate feed. Feed noi
less than one pound nor more
than three, the amount to be de
termined by the age, size and
work of the animal. Not only is
it the most nutritious food but il
greatly aids the digestion and
general health and good appear
ance of the ammal.
Feed cotton seed meal with
anything you ever heard of a
horse or mule eating corn, whole,
corn, cracked, ensilage; bran &c.
Don't stick to any one food. Give
a variety. Change as the pricE
changes. It is always best to
feed hard working stock ground
(not too fine) feed. Cotton seed
meal is fed to best advantage
when thoroughly mixed with the
other portion of the grain part
of the ration.
If you know what number of
pounds of grain will maintain
your animal, reduce this twc
pounds for every pound of mea!
you feed him. To illustrate this:
if you have been giving him 14I
pounds of corn, give him now~
only 10 pounds of corn and
pounds of cotton seed meal. HE
will soon improve and do better
work than ever before."
Quick Relief for Asthma Sufferers.
Foley's Honey and Tar affords im
mediate relief to asthma sutierers in th4
worst stages and if taken in time wil
effect a cnre. W. E. Brown & Co.
No Place For Dogs.
Is It impossible in Japan to keep
good dog? I have twice had my dog:
disappear in a seemingly miraculou
way. As I am well aware that ther<
is a great demand for dogskins, espe
caly those of young dogs, we havy
been careful In having our dog watcn
ed. Nevertheless he disappeared thi:
morning. Almost every foreigner hai
lost a dog or dogs, and even a sea cap
tan who was three days on shore ha<
his dog poisoned the first day he Pu
his feet on land.-Japanl Chronicle.
Millions of bottles of Foley's Hone,
and Tar have been sold without_ an;
person ever having experienced an;
other than beneficial results from it
use for coughs, colds and lung trouble
This is because the genuine Foley'
Honey and Tar in the yellow packagi
contains no opiates or other harmfc
drugs. Guard your health by refusmn:
-a utth nuine. W. E. Brown
A DESERT PERIL.
The Deadly Clear Water of the Death
"One of the chief dangers to travel
ers in crossing such dreary and arid
wastes as the far famed Death valley
arises from ignorance as to the char
- acter of the infrequent pools of water
along the route," said a mining engi
ner of Denver.
'"The tenderfoot, growing faint un
der a blazing sun, will want to quench
his intolerable thirst when he comes
to a shallow hole whose water, clear
as crystal, seems absolutely pure. He
can with difficulty be restrained from
drinking it by some experienced com
panion, who knows that one draft
will probably cause serious if not
fatal Illness. This water, for all its
seeming purity and clearness, is loaded
with arsenic, and many a man has lost
his life by Its use.
Curiously enough, the only water in
the desert that is safe to drink is foul
looking and inhabited by bugs and
snakes. When you come to a muddy
pool on the surface of which insects
are disporting themselves, however re
pulsive it may be, both to the eye and
palate, you may drink It with im
punity, despite its looks, as a man will
who is crazy with thirst produced by
the burning sands and merciless sun."
Their Counterpart Cannot Be Found
In All the World.
The edge of the world, if such a thing
may be, lies hardly a rifle shot away
from one of the centers of. the world
itself-the city of New York.
The Palisades, those mighty, walls
whereon the annals of the centuries
are graved-what an edge of the world
their lip presents to him who comes,
perhaps at night, to their rough hewn
elevation! In no other place other than
this near proximity to man and one of
his greatest cities could a physical fea
ture so profoundly vast and impressive
be so hidden from the world. Their
counterpart cannot be found in all the
world, and yet the Palisades are almost
unexploited and unknown to the globe
circling, sight hunting public that year
ly traverses the continents or seas to
gaze at things less wonderful in some
distant field of nature's marvelous
achievements, for little does any one
know of these titanic walls who has
merely seen them from the Hudson.
Were they somewhere off in a land
comparatively inaccessible, reached by
a transcontinental thread of steel, the
guidebooks would be rich in their pic
tured grandeur and man would rove
far to explore them.-Philip Verrill
Mighels In Harper's Magazine.
When Trifles becomes Troubles.
If any person suspects that their kid
neys are deranged that should take
Foley's Kidney Remedy at once and not
risk having Bright's disease or diabet
es. Delay gives the disease a stronger
foothold and you should not delay tak
ing Foley's Kidney Remedy. W. E.
Brown & Co.
Present Giving Worse Than Tipping.
The trend of the times makes itself
felt in the matter of presents and
present giving. In the days of our
grandmothers these tokens of affection
were few and far between and were
marked by a stern simplcity. But we
have changed all that, and the up to
date riot of presents means a deadly
drain on our bank balances.
The tipping tax is, bad enough, but
the burden of countless presents can
-give it points and a beating.-Londonl
In a Bad Way.
"You seem much upset, my good
man," remarked the curate, who hap
pened to call when Murkie was laying
down the law somewhat emphatically
to his family circle.
"Hupset?" bellowed Murkie. "I
should think I am hupset! Our bless
ed kid's just set 'isself on fire, an'
blowed if the missus 'ere ain't bin
an' put 'im out with my pot o' beer,
an' me stony broke too!"-London An
Rings Little Liver Pills for billiousness, sick
headache. They keep you well. s5c. Try them.
Sold by The Manning Pharmacy.
A Curious Army Toast.
Of all the British regiments the
Welsh fusileers have the most curious
army toast. It forms part of the cere
mony of the grand dinner given annu
ally on St. David's day. After the din
ner the drum major, accompanied by
the goat, the mascot of the fusileers,
bedecked with rosettes of red and blue
ribbon, marches around the table, car
rying a plate of leeks. Ev-ery officer or
guest who has never eaten one before
is obliged to do so, standing on his
chair with one foot on the table, while
the drummers beat a roll behind his
chair. He is then considered a true
Welshman. All the toasts are coupled
with the name of St. David. It is in
much this way that the toast with
highland honors Is drunk. Each guest
stands with one foot on his chair and
one on the table, and the pipers, a-pip
ing, parade the room.
If you arc a sufferer from pies ManZan Pile
Remedy will brina reliet with the tirs-t applica
tion. Guaranteed. Price 50c. Sold by The
Got Full Weight.
"Sir," says the aggrieved cur amer,
approachIng the booksellet, -have
called to express my opinlo -your
"What is wrong T' deferentially ask
ed the bookseller.
"I bought a set of Shakespeare from
you last year. It weighed fourteen
pounds. Yesterday I ordered a dupli
cate set for my son's library, and it
only weighs thirteen pounds and nine
ounces. I'd have you understand, sir,
that there is a city ordinance against
Thoroughly humbled, the bookseller
made up the shortage with seven
ounces of miscellany.-Exchange.
UeDeWitt's Little Early Rises
pleasant little pills that are easy to
take. Sold by W. E. Brown & Co.
1-ow Frozen lnsects Revive.
-Experimeuts in reviving frozen in
sects by a naturalist show some sur
prising results. A large cecropia moth,
- frozen in the center of a snowball
until it was perfectly brittle, revived
tin twenty seconds when held near a
stove. Several newly hatched lo moths
revived In a similar manner after being
frozen stiff and then thawed out. Sin
lar experiments with ants, butterfiles
and house flies gave the same results.
But the naturalist noticed that recent
Sly hatched insects resist cold better
than older ones.
Makes Kineys. nd Badde Right
HIS OWN BAIT.
The Giant Alligator Snapping Turtle
as a Fisherman.
There is a canny reptile fisherman
which makes effective use of the bait
which he carries in his own mouth.
This is the alligator snapping turtle, a
giant among reptiles, known to attain
a maximum weight of 144 pounds, with
a length of shell of about twenty-eight
inches. It haunts rivers flowing into
the gulf of Mexico, including the Mis
sissippi, where it is common. In ap
pearance and actions it is an enlarged
duplicate of the common snapping tur
tie. Its pale brown hues well match
the soft, muddy bottoms on which it
lies motionless, angling for fish with
the decoy. The bait is attached inside
the lower jaw, close to the tongue, and
is a well developed filament of flesh,
white and distinct from the yellowish
mouth part and closely resembling a
large grub. While waiting the turtle
keeps this grub in motion, giving It
the aspect of crawling about in a small
circular course. Its mud colored shell,
often studded with a growth of fine,
waving moss, looks like a great round
stone, and close to it is a second small
er stone, the head. Close to this small
er stone crawls the plump white grub.
A fish sees it and makes a natural
mistake, only to be seized by a sudden
snap of the powerful jaws. The jaws
are remarkably powerful. The com
mon snapper, which attains only a
third of the size of his larger relative,
will bite a finger clean off, and the al
ligator snapper could bite through a
wrist or foot.-Chicago Tribune.
TRICKS OF WRITERS.
A Ruse by Which Kipling Piqued His
"When I first began to read Kip
ling," said an admirer, "my curiosity
was immensely piqued by the scraps
of verse with which he usually headed
his early stories. They were all cred
ited to poems I had never heard of In
my life and were just such salient,
striking fragments as would naturally
whet one's appetite for the remainder.
For over a year I tried hard to locate
those mysterious poems and enlisted
half a dozen book dealers in the
search. At last one of them wrote me
that I was wasting time and that the
alleged quotations were merely Mr.
Kipling's little joke.
"In other words, he manufactured
'em to order and stuck them at the top
of his tales for the sake of the odor of
erudition they lent to the production.
I was mad for a while, but when I
cooled off I had a good big laugh. Of
course you know Scott used to do the
same thing, and so, for that matter,
did E dgar Allan Poe. Poe was really
the worst quotation fakir of the lot.
"He would write wise sounding de
tached sentences and credit them to
imaginary German philosophers with
long, outlandish and impressive names.
However, I don't know why the thing
shouldbe punishable. The business of
a writer of fiction is to create an 'Illu
sion, and as long as he does it I for
one am not particular what means he
employs to contribute to the end."
New Orleans Times-Democrat
HE LACKED TACT.
Bad Breaka. of the Man Who Was
Trying to Seil Spectacles.
"The meanest job of my lean days,"
said a millionaire, "was spectacle pe'd
ding. I still see the sad and scornful
looks, I still hear the reproachful oaths,
which that work brought down on me.
"It was at the seashore. I had a
case of spectacles for every age from
forty-five up. I paced the beach and
the board walk.
"Once I walked up to a lady and
gentleman seated close together on the
"'Sir and madam,' I said, 'would
these interest you? The best and
cheapest brand of old age spectacles
on the market. This pair would be
your size, sir-forty-nine years. Lady,
will you try these fifty-four year ones?'
"They reddened, and the man told me,
with an oath, to move on. I remem
bered as I moved that he had been
holding her hand. A seaside fiirtation.
Of course they hadn't liked their
thoughts brought down from love to
old age spectacles.
"On the board walk I accosted a
pretty girl leading an old man by the
"'Would your grandpa be interested
in these, miss?' I said. 'Best glass,
warranted, eighty year size, prine'
"'Tell him to go, Billy,' said the girl.
"And as I went a hot corn man
"'That, you dub, was Gobsa Golde
and his young bride.' "-Los Angeles
To the King's Taste.
We learn In "Leaves From the JTon>
nal of Sir George Smart" that when
Sir George, who was chorister at the
Chapel Royal, arranged the musical
programme at the opening of the new
London bridge in 1831 his chief at
traction was a glee party.
Immediately after the glee party had
sung "God Save the King" In the tent
in which the king and queen were seat
ed two unknown persons in costume,
a man and his wife, stepped forward,
and to Sir George's infinite disgust the
man played "God Save the King" with
his knuckles on his chin, accompanied
by his wife's voice.
The king called Sir George to him
and asked who they were. Sir George
by that time knew the name of the
performers and gave it, adding that
he was sorry they had intruded with
"Oh, no intrusion!" said the king.
"It was charming. Tell them to per
So Sir George had to tell the per
formers that their number was en
cored by royal command, and to their
great delight and to the chagrin of Sir
George they repeated it.
"When I was young," said a lawyer,
"my best client was a wealthy old
lady noted for saying caustic things
about her acquaintances. One morn
ing, when I was staying at her house,
she vilified one of her neighbors,
named Stamford, without stint.
"By way of changing the subject
I proposed to read to her from a
volume of lectures I had happened to
bring with me. She assented. I start
ed at random and when too late dis
covered that I was in the middle of a
lecture on the government of the
"I was afraid she would think I had
selected It to admonish her, yet I
dared not stop for fear of seeming to
make the offense more pointed. So on
I read to the end, pretty sure that my
reading would cost me a client worth
two hundred a year to me. But when
I ended she said:
"'Thank you, Mr. --. It is an ex
cellent lecture and would fit my neigh
HAD BEEN IN JAIL
Yet It Did Not Prejudice His gdndind
as a Witness.
An important case was beltg tried
before the criminal court of the Dis
trict of Columbia. An old negro was
in the witness box. The district attor
"What is your name?"
"John Williams, sah."
"Are you the Sohn W111ams who wab
sent to the Albany penitentiary for
"No, sah-not this John."
"Are you the John W111ams who was
convicted of arson and sent to the Bal
"Have you ever been in any peniten
AU1 eyes were now turned upon the
witness. The district attorney siniled
complacently and resumed:
"How many times have you been In
"In Baltimore, sah."
"How long were you there the first
"About two hours, sah."
"How long the second time?" asked
the attorney, rather crestfallen.
"An hour, sah. I went there to
whitewash a cell that waswa'nted for
a lawyer who had robbed his client"
The attorney sat down amid the
laughter of the spectators.
The Best Machines.
The idea that peace could be the
normal relation of the nations never
entered Napoleon's head or the head
of any man about him, declares A.
L. Kielland in "Napoleon's Men and
Methods." In his mind'peace could
only mean a pause between-two wars.
He had no idea to give to the world.
His thoughts did not go beyond his
own life. He shrinks at once In com
parison with a man of science, who ex
pends his life to create a thought that
will nourish and elevate posterity.
If Napoleon reached the highest sum
mit df a prince and a commander, he
was also the last who succeeded In
gathering about his~ person all the
glamour that had been wont to accom
pany and adorn the bloody business
of war. There was no more of it after
his fall. War became afterward an
academic study. Military affairs came
to resemble industrial Interests, In
which it is the best machines that gain
We now strip our armies of their
gold cords and waving plumes. The
admiral, who used to stand on the
bridge In his gala uizifform, with' his
decorations and sash, now sits in a
steel box and presses buttons like a
telephone girl. When the glamour goes
from a thing It is near its end.
The Greatest General.
All things duly considered, the reat
est general of whom we have any
knowledge was In all probability the
Carthaginian, Hannibal All the in
formation we have of Hannibal comes
from his enemies, and yet what
achievements they'were forced to ced
It him withi The second Punic war
the most briliant In history-was prac
tically one man against a whole nas
tion, and that the -strongest'-then
known. With the army that he had
nolded out of raw -and barbarous
levies Hannibal had to fight a nation
of the stoutest and best trained war
riors of ancient times and- edbad to
do this without any assistance from
home. It has been wlaidtat re
fs nowhere else an example of what a
sngie -man of genius may- achieve
apntthe most tremenousteds
Mw York American.
The Color of Jade,
The idea of jade possessing the vir
tue of bringing the wearer food for
tune arose In China, where the stone.
Is so valued that the finding of a par
ticularly fine piece causes the state to
take possession of the land where it
was found. The best specimens rep
resent all the hues and -effects of sea
foam, but these are eagerly snapped
up by collectors and seldom come into
the public market. There Is another
cause for the popularity of jade. Its
peculiar green tinge has the effect of
maleing the human skin look .very
white. In this connection the quality
of the stone is of no account so long
as the color Is there. Indeed, many
of the less expensive jade ornaments
are made from chips of - the stone
which contain noticeable flaws.--Pear
The Actress' Retort.
Georgette Leblanc, the actress, wife
of Maurice Maeterlinck, was on- tour
in a French town, where the local com
pany "supported" her In one of her
Blut the support was weak and halt
Ing. The poet's lines were mangled,
and several characters seemed unable
to understand what they were saying.
Me. Leblane sought out her man
ager and spoke to him.
"A writer like Maeterlinck should be
treated with more respect."
"Madame," he answered, "M:LMaeter
lnck is not the first to suffer. So
phocles, Moliere, Raclne, Shakespeare,
Goethe and other great- dramnatists are
daily murdered in the same way."
"Possibly, but they are not murdered
alie, at any rate."
The Unappreciative Londoner,.
London Is a marvel. But we LAD
doners do not wax passionate over Its
-uaities as the enthusiastic French
man does over his Paris. There is
more beauty, more charm, more
wealth, more culture end more art
to he found in London than anywhere
In the world, and we stolid -Engish
people do not really appreciate lte
An Unwritten Law.
The smaller man bristled up.
"See here," he jgrowled, "you have
applied two unpleasant terms to me."
Then he paused and scowled and came
a little closer. "I just want you t9
understand that a third term doesn't
go In this country."
Whereupon the big man drew
a little and said no more.--Cleeld
Located at L.ast.
Drummer (settling bill In E~g10
House, Hayfield)-Pardou my curiosi
ty, sir, but what do you stuff your
beds with in this hotel? Landlord
(proudly)-Best straw to be had in thIs
hull county, b'gosh! Drummer-Ah!l
That is very interesting. I kow now
where the straw came from tht broke
the camel's back!-Puch.
His Was Hors.
"I beard him behind the doer plead
ing for just one. They miust be en
"Naw, they're married. It .wes &
dollar he was pleading for."-ionis