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Catching a Tartar.
A Pennsylvania trout fisherman bad
an adventure which is a warning to
thoughtless persons. He was in his
boat, casting his flies, when he saw
something swimming across the creek
several rods up stream. He thought
it was a mink, but when it got within
a couple of yards he saw it was a wild
cat Without stopping to think he cast
his line toward the animal and the
next Instant regretted his hasty action.
The-hook caught in the cat's ears, and
it promptly turned and swam toward
the boat. He paddled away, but the
cat overtook the boat and proceeded to
'imb in. The fisherman knocked the
animal on the head with the paddle.
and the movement capsized the boat.
Then there was a fight in the water.
and the fisherman defended himself so
well with the paddle that he was able
to reach the shore. The wildcat fol
lowed, but a few well directed blows
finished it There was a two dollar
bounty on the animal, but as the fish
erman lost all his fishing tackle and
had his clothing badly torn he thinks
he had the worst of the bargain. At
any rate, he will never again fish for
Philadelphia Flier of 1737.
In these days of fast trains we can
hardly conceive how the newspaper
announcement made March 10, 1737.
that a "flier would begin flying on 3d
April to perform the journey between
New York and Philadelphia in one
day" could have created a great sen
sation-even in Philadelphia. Eighty
miles in fourteen hours does not seem
to us such breathless speed, but when
we read in the same paper that in or
der to accomplish this feat "John But
ler, with his waggon, must needs set
out from the sign of the Death of the
Fox at daybreak and drive at top
speed (the horses being changed at
each stage ere the coach stops rock
ing) to meet the ferry of Rubin Fitz
randolph, which delivers passengers in
New York by night"
We can understand that for those
3eisgrely times this was indeed "go
ing some." This, at least, was the
opinion of a traveler who performed
this journey in 1737, for he writes
home. "And if any one wishes to travel
more quickly let him go to Kentucky
and charter a streak of lightning."
- The Dazzling Searchlight.
On a dark night no warship would
be safe. from torpedo attack but for
the searchlight. The full moon lights
up a torpedo boat so that it can be
fired at when nearly a mile away. To
produce the same illumination with
the most powerful artificial light an
electrice are of 100,000 candle power
placed three-quarters of a mile high
.would be needed If the aid of mirrors
were not available. But with this
light and an ingenious arrangement
of mirrors it Is possible to surpass the
moon. Searchlights are now made
which throw light a distance of sixty
three miles, but objects can be seen
only a few miles from the source of
the light The effect on the enemy is
most demoralizing. When the bright
beam is suddenly thrown on the eye
the pupil contracts violently; when the
beam is removed the eye can see noth
Ing. If this be repeated a few times
it takes all the nerve out of a man, so
that only the best trained and most
courageous can continue the attack.
Net That Color.
Wilnie lost his pet dog and was much
distressed. He spent his time search
lng for it, and so often did he run
into the house crying, "Come, quick;
there's Fido; I saw him!" the family
grew somewhat dubious.
One day. Willie rushed in more ex
cited than usual. "Mamma, main
mtr!" he cried. "I've seen Fido! I've
"Oh, no; I guess not," replied the1
patient mother. "It must have been
Willie looked at her much aggrieved.
"Well," he said indignantly, "I guess
my 'magination isn't white behind."
Wimnbleton-Heflo, Simpelton! How
did -you enjoy your visit to the insane
asylom the other day? Simpelton
Oh, so-so. It was all right enough, I
guess. Wimbleton-Well, you don't
talk as though you were impressed
with If- Did you give the superin
tendent ,~ my note of introduction?
Simpelton-Yeg, I gave it to him. Wim
bleton-Well, what did he say? Sin
pelton-Oh, he just looked at me and
said, "Make yourself at home."-Lip
Wedding Present Problem.
What people ought to do when they
send out invitations to a wedding is
to add after the Rt. S. V. P. the letters
P. S. L., which stand for "Please send
list." The would be donor would then
sepd a selection of, say, four articles
- fom 1lshillngr to ?1,000 in value, and
the bride would pick out what she
A well dressed crowd is always the
worst behaved crowd. If any one
-doubts this truism let him ask any
London policeman who has had to
grapple with a crowd of fashionable
- - Cured HIm.
Mrs. Naggs - My husband used to
find fault with the coffee, but he
doesn't any more. Mrs. Howells
How did you break him of the habit?
Mrs. Naggs-I induced him to make it
himself one morning.
There are. but .two ways of paying
debt-increase of industry in raising
income, increase of thrift in laying out.
Many little lives have been saved by
.Foley's Honey and Tar, for coughs,
colds, crops and whooping cough.. It is
the only safe remedy for infants and
children as it contains no opiates in
other narcotic drugs, and children like
Foley's Honey and Tar. Careful moth
ers keep a bottle in the house. Refuse
* A Big Bathtub.
The tides run out swiftly In the bay
A summer urchin, witnessing the
phenomenon for the first time, yelled
shrilly: "Mamma, look quick! Some
one has pulled the plug out of the
"A rolling stone gathers no moss,"
remarked the proverb dispenser.
"And, like the human high roller,"
rejoined the thoughtful thinker, "it also
gravitates downhill."-Chicago News.
In the march of life don't heed the
order "right about" when you know
A Phonetic Purchase.
The late Henry Miller, who we
guide, philosopher and friend to man
book lovers within a thousand mil
of New York, was a most successfi
salesman. One day he called on Coll
P. Huntington and showed him a rai
copy of a book.
"There are two volumes of this
said Mr. Miller. "The other volun
is in perfect order, as you see th
one is. You cannot possibly let the
escape you, for you know you has
nothing like this in your library."
"What is the price':" asked the ral
"Seven hundred dollars," said th
"Those are too valuable volumes fC
my library," Mr. Huntington e:
Mr. Miller went back to his plac
and sent the books to Mr. Hunting
ton's house with a bill for $700. Nel
day the railroad king sent for him.
"Why did you send me those books,
he demanded sharply.
"Because you bought them," wa
the bookman's calm reply.
"I certainly did not!" cried the mi
"Oh, yes, you did!" answered M:
Miller. "You'll remember perfecta;
well when I tell you what you sali
You told me distinctly, 'Those ar
two valuable volumes for my libri
Books of Reference.
Newspaper editors like to answe
questions addressed to them by the,
readers-if they are not too hard
and they deem themselves as arbiter
rather than as accessories to a mx
demeanor when they are appealed t
for information "to decide a bet." Bu
they wonder sometimes why certai
questions are put to them for arbitre
ment when the answers are to b
found in one of three very accessibl
books-an almanac, a grammar and
These are books of reference the
ought to be in every home librari
however small We guess that the
are, but that they are sometimes dust
with misuse or out of easy reach on
top shelf. It is well to have an a
manac, a dictionary or an atlas hand:
when you are reading your newspaper
By consulting them frequently th
reader will find his daily paper relatt
his early historical studies to preset
events and makes his touch with th
world closer and more significant. Ge
the habit!-New York Mail.
A Sporting Parson.
The Inhibition of a hunting recto
by his bishop reminds a corresponden
that the Rev. .Tack Russell, the fa
moos west country sporting parson
was once cited to appear before th
bishop of Exeter to answer charges o
neglecting his spiritual and parochia
duties, and he was also remonstrates
with- for keeping and following a pac:
of hounds. The charges were proves
unfounded, and Russell refused t
give up the sport, which he continuer
to pursue almost to the day of hi
death in 1883, at. the age of eighty
eight. Besides being an insatiabl
hunter, he was, as his biographe
pithily remarks, "a stanch supporte
of Devonshire wrestlers, an admirabl.
sparrer and an enthusiastic upholde
of the virtues of Devonshire cider an<
ream."~ And In the pulpit he tried t'
reform conduct rather than to e3
pund doctrine and was a stern d4
nouncer of bad language, stron;
drink and "the filthy habit of smok
lng."-St. James' Gazette.
Sarcasm In the Commons.
The reluctance of the liouse of con
mons to adjourn over Derby day 're
calls a story related of one of the Re
man Catholic peers who took the]
seats some four or five years b~eor
the passage of the first reform bill aft
er an excluslon of a century and
half. He gave notice that on a certal
day he would make a certain motlo:
whereupon there arose from. his nobl
colleagues a general cry of "Derby!
The astonished novice named anothe
day, only to be greeted with an equal
Ly unanimous expostulation of "Oaks!
At this he explained that he woul<
bave to ask the forgiveness of thel
lordhips; but, having been educated
abroad, he was forced to acknowledgi
that he was not familiar with the lis
of saints' days in the Anglican calen
He came home in the small houri
of the rnorning,. and his loving spouse
ronfronted him with wrath in her ey
and a telegram In her hand, saying
"Here Is news that has been waitinj
for you since supper time.".
He blinked, looked wise and, bracei
ap against the hatrack, felt througl
bis pockets, murmuring, "I left m:
glasses down town."
"Yes," she replied, with scathinj
Irony, "but you brought the contenti
"What a grasping fellow you are
awkins! You've bothered me abou
this bill fifty times In ten days."
"You wrong me, Jarley. I'm no
grasping. I've bothered you about thi
bill, I admit, but I haven't been abl<
to grasp anything yet."
Found Him Guilty.
Counsel (to the jury)--The principa
ault of the prisoner has been his un
fortuna'te characteristic of puttin,
aith in thieves and scoundrels of th<
basest description. I have done. Th<
nnhpy man In the dock puts impliol
aith Iti you, gentlemen of the jury!
She Had to Mend Them.
Benam--I believe In putting m;
best foot forward. Mrs. Benham
have noticed that your toe alway:
goes right through your stocking.
New York Press.
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Kidney Remedy at the first sign of kid
2ey or bladder trouble if you realiz:e
hat neglect might result in Bright'
hsease or diabetes. Foley's Kidne:
Remedy corrects irregularities ans
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Two Arctic Enemies.
Since the beginning of time ther
probably has been enmity between th
polar bear and the walrus. Except fc
the walrus, bruin's reign over the art
tic regions has been almost uncha:
lenged since the race of mammoth
passed. All the hardy flesh eaters tha
inhabit the bleak, unfertile northlani
are his natural prey. But most of al
he depends upon the seals and sea
lions for his food. There is only on
animal that Is powerful enough t
defend itself and offspring against th
polar bear's attack, the huge and cunt
brous walrus, but its movements ar
so slow and awkward when out c
the water that often It is impossibl
for the builky animal to retard th
swift attack and retreat of Its smalle
A Good Qualification.
ts The mystery of the negro mind 1:
Y illustrated by a story which the Phila
's delphia Record prints. John, the col
11 ored applicant for the position of but
is ler in a family living in one of the
e fashionable suburbs of Philadelphia
strove to impress his would be em
" ployer with his entire fitness for the
a "Oh, yes, suh," he said, "I's sholy wel
n educated, suh. I's passed a civil serv
e ice examination."
"Indeed," responded the gentleman
- "that is very fine, I'm sure, but ]
can't say that that will be of any par
,e ticular value to me in 'a butler."
"No?" said the surprised applicant
r "It shore is strange how gemmen'
tastes do differ. Now. Mr. Williams,
naming his former employer, "he say
e 'John, one thing I deman' is civi
service to mah guests,' an' he don(
t gave me a zamination ri' there, suh
an' that's the truf."
Then the gentleman saw a greal
light. He replied:
s "Yes, you are quite right. John,
Civil service is a very important ant
- rather unusual virtue. so If you havE
passed that examination I think we'l:
- consider you engaged."
. A Mogul Hero.
e Here is a little vignette of Bauar,
the first of the great moguls. At elev
c': he succeeded to his kingdom of
Ferghana. His father was accidental
ly killed, and "I." says the boy. "im
r mediately mounted in great haste and,
r taking such followers as were at hand,
- set out to secure my throne." He suc
s ceeded in holding it, nearly lost it by
trusting a traitor who was "the best
o player at leapfrog he had ever seen'
.t and actually lost it by grasping at the
a possession of Samarkand. Then came
two years of wandering. Then he got
e Ferghana again and lost it a second
e time by trying to make his Mongol
a soldiers restore their loot to the peas
antry. And all this before he was
.t seventeen! Thirty-two years later he
r, died, the last scene being the most
s striking of all. His darling son
y Humayun was desperately ill. Only
a some great sacrifice could save him,
I- said the doctor. He entered the cham
7 ber, walked round the bed three times,
saying, "On me be thy suffering," and
e a few days afterward died.-London
e The Dogskin Wouldn't Go Round.
t Hungary swarms with barristers. It
is the greatest ambition of the Hunga
rian peasant to make one of his sons
r The son of a small farmer in the
t neighborhood of Budapest was sent by
his father to the law school of that
town, but either from lack of parts
e or the necessary application he was
f plucked in the qualifying examina
1 NQt daring to return to the paternal
: abode empty handed after all the mon
i ey that had been spent on his educa
y tion, he conceived and executed the
i plan of forging a legal diploma. The
s father wasnot, however, so ignorant
as not to be aware that such diplomas
e are always written on parchment
r kutya-ber (dogskin)-in lIjungary.
r "Why is your certificate not made out
. on kutya-ber?" asked the old-man.
r' "The fact is, father," coolly replied
i the youth, "there are more barristers
y than dogs in Hungary, and so there Is
.not enough kutya-ber to make diplo
mas for us all."-London Answers.
-Gamn's Dry Humor.
When the gallant Welsh captain
David Gain was sent forward by
Henry 'V. to reconnoiter the French
- army before the battle of Agincourt
he found that the enemy outnumbered
the English by about five to one. His
r report tc the king is historic:
e "There are enough to be killed,
:enough to be taken prisoners and
i enough to run away."
x This quaint forecast of the result of
,the battle at once spread through the
e camp, and doubtless every yeomax
'archer of the valiant company felt an
r Inch taller. We know that it was al
- most literally justified by the event.
* Poor Gain's dry humor was equaled
I by his courage. He was killed while
e In the act of saving the life of his
I prince.-London Standard.
t Distilled Water.
-Distilled water after having been
exposed to the air is one of the most
salubrious of drinks. Its daily use in
measured quantities is helpful in
Scases of dyspepsia and greatly assists
Sthe general functions of the body. Er
Sery large steamer carries a water dis
Stilling apparatus by which sea water
i is made fresh. In the days before
steamers primitive distilling apparatus
twas used on warships and vessels car
I rying passengers:
A Posta! Deficit.
"Pa, what Is meant by the postal
"The things your mother always for
gets to put on a postal card."-Detroit
Blobbs--Why don't you consult a
t doctor about your insomnia? Slobbs
SWhat! And run up more bills?. W'hy,
SIt's because of what I owe him now
that I can't sleep.
Wanted Full Credit.
1"Now, my little man, you are accused
-of striking another boy and knocking
Sout one of his teeth."
S"'Scuse me, jedge, two of his teeth."
When He Enjoys Home.
"Does your husband enjoy his home?"
"Yes-whenever I want him to take
me to the theater."-Cleveland Leader.
1 Venezuela received its name from
- the early Spanish residents, who saw~
in it a resemblance- to Venice.
W oods Liver Medicine in liquid form regula
-tes the lhver relieves sick headache. constipa
i tion. stomach, kidney disorders and acts as
S entle laxative. For chills, fever and malar ia
Its tonic effects on the system felt with the firs:
'dose. Thel.00 bottle contaies 2s% times as muel
as the 50c size. The Manning Phlarmacy.
Ursa Major and -Ursa Minor.
A pretty myth is told of Callisto ani
eher son in connection with Ursa Mjo:
e and Ursa Minor. Juno changed 'tni
r beautiful Callisto Into a bear, who
seeing her son one day, advanced t<
-embrace him, when he, not knowini
s his mother -In the form of a bear, was
tabout to thrust his spear through her
to prevent which Jupiter snatchee
1them both up to heaven and placee
Sthem among the stars as the Grea
e and Little Bears.
e All One Kind.
"Whatididifather say when youtokE
e him of our engagement?" asked th.
"Well-er-really, Phyllis," beganathi
rineligible youang man.
r"Oh, leave out the strong language?
"Then there'- nothingr to tell yonT"
ROYAL STRONG ARMS
Famous Monarchs That Rivaled
the Mighty Samson.
AMAZING FEATS OF MUSCLE.
The Emperor Maximianus Could Lift
Three Men With One Hand-Augus
tus the Strong of Saxony Carried a
Horse and Its Rider on His Back.
Curiously enough, a large percentage
of the notably strong men of history
have been of royal blood. One of the
earliest of these royal athletes was
Maximianus, called "Maximianus Her
cules" because of his great strength.
He was the son of a peasant and had
an enormous physique. He became a
common soldier and was finally made
emperor by acclaim of his fellow sol
diers during a stormy period of Ro
Maximianus' strength was prodi
gious. It was said that on foot he
could run down a fox, that he could
lift three men with one hand and that
by gripping the wheel of a chariot
with one finger he could resist the pull
of three horses. Like most men of
great physical strength, Maximianus
was a heavy eater. History records
that his daily allowance was forty
pounds of meat and eighteen bottles of
Augustus the Strong of Saxony was
another of these royal Samsons. He
would often seize two of his courtiers,
grasping one with his right hand and
another with his left, holding them up
at arm's length and playfully twirling
On one occasion the horse ridden by
one of his attendants became balky
and refused to budge. After some min
utes of coaxing the king dismounted,
placed his Herculean shoulder under
the horse's chest, grasping it by the
fore legs, and calmly walked away
with both horse and -ider. This re
markable performr' ,s witnessed
by a number of. - nd attend
King Richard of Er, ("Coeur de
Lion") had tremen s .ength. Dur
ing his captivity it ermany he gave
a terrible demonstration of his physical
powers. The son of one of the ward
ens was a youth locally renowned for
his muscular strength and in his as
surance invited the royal captive to an
exchange of buffets. The young man
by a cast of the dice won the right to
the first stroke and struck the king a
staggering blow on the side of the
head. It was then the king's turn, and
he landed a blow just behind his op
ponent's ear so heavy that the man
was instantly killed.
This incident is used in Sir Walter
Scott's famous historical novel "Ivan
hoe," where King Richard, the "Black
Knight,"' and the jolly- outlaw Friar
Tuck have an exchange of buffets,
without, however, any fatal result.
. Dom Pedro I., emperor of Brazil. Is
also on the list of royal strong men.
On the occasion of a carnival he ar
ranged matters so that he was stand
ing on the bow of the royal barge be
tween two of his stateliest courtiers.
Suddenly in t)e midst of the festivities
the king reached out, grasped a court
er with each hand, and, after hglding
them for a few moments squirmig It
the air and begging to be released, he
relaxed his grip and allowed them tc
drop plump into the water, amid the
frantic applause of the huge crowd
that had assembled to view their mon
arch. The king joined heartily In the
general hilarity, but what the drenched
courtiers thought about this exquisite
joke is not recorded.
Peter the Great of Russia, like Char
lemagne, possessed great physical as
well as mental power. His years of
work as blacksmith and ship carpen
ter had so developed a naturally pow
erful physique that he was believed tc
be the strongest man in Russia.
The story is told that a certain
blacksmith in a little country town had
boasted that he was the only black
smith In the world who could lift his
own anvil. The emperor, hearing -of
the blacksmith's boast, disguised him
self as a workman and with a single
companion set out for the blacksmith's
village. On learning of their errand
the blacksmith without a word laid
aside his tools and, grasping the anvl
with his brawny hands, lifted It with
great effort about a foot from the floor.
Then Peter took hold of the anvil.
raised it a foot. two feet. three. highex
and higher, till he finally swung It te
his shoulder and calmly walked away
Charlemagne was said to be the most
powerful man physically of his time.
One of his favorite feats of strength
was to break the heaviest horseshoe by
gripping it with one hand.
A worthy successor of Peter the
Great was the late Czar Alexander III.,
who was one of the strongest men in
the world. He was often called "the
Russian Samson." The czar's regular
visiting card was"a Russian coin some
what larger than our silver quarter,
which he would bend almost double
with his powerful fingers.
Alexander was also fond of breaking
horseshoes, and lt is said he never
found one he could not break in two.
He could take two fresh packs of cards
and by gripping the ends with hih
hands tear them straight down through
It is said that on one occasion a wo
man companion expressed a wish for a
bouquet holder in which to place a
large bunch of roses. The czar took a
pewter tankard from a table nearby
and with a few movements of his pow
erful hands fashioned It into a rouglt
but picturesque and quite efficient bou'
quet holder.-W. RI. C. Latson in New~
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"Baseball," maintained the dogmatic
citizen, "is very ancient. Basebal
gaes were probably going on at th4
time of the flood."
" Do you s'tpose they gave raib
checsT' inquiredI the facetious citizex
with irritating levity.-Exchange.
"Ms*Frock~s has reached her declin
ing yas"said Jones.
Nonsense," replied Brown. "Shen
Lnot more than twenty-five."
"But she has declined half a dozei
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