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The Shilling Bequest.
The wealthy auctiodeer who reduced
the inheritance of a daughter to an
annuity of E104 because she bad be
come a Socialist reminds one of the
old fashioned "cutting off with a shU
:ing." Why a shlUing rather than noth
Ing? Blackstone explains. The Ro
mans used to set aside wills as de
tleient in natural duty If they disin
herited or totally passed by any child
of the testator. But the smallest leg
acy was accepted as evidence that the
testator had not lost his reason or his
memory. as the law otherwise as
sumed he had; hence the groundless
belief in England that a father could
not disinherit his child without a
shilling. although the Engiish law
knows no presumption of insanity or
rorgetfulness in such a case. Of Sheri-:
Ian and his son Tom (and of other fa
:hers and sons) the story Is told: "Fa
:her-I'll cut you oM with a shilling.
;on-l'd rather hare it now, dad."-St.
Appealed to His Pride.
It was the most obstinate mule in
he lot and refused to enter the car of
train held up at a little wayside sta
.on. Threats, cajolery and blows were
like useless. The mule refused to;
adge. and the slant of his ears told
iose of the passengers who were fa
dliar with mule ear talk that where.
e was he intended to stay. Then the
;ed African who was trying to load
im in said in honeyed tones:
Whutro- yo' bebave dis way befo'
I dese strange people? Why. yo' fool
ule, doan' yo' know dat dese people I
ll jes' believe dat yo' neber done I
ibeled befo* In all yo' life?"
he long ears lost their aggressive
tnt. and the beast went sedately up
e Inclined plank with the air of a
w entering a drawing room car for a
? first time and determined not to b
tray the fact.-Exchange. a
To Lady Correspondents.
)ur young lady correspondents wil
ifer a favor If they will write on:
y one side of the paper. We mean. o:
course, by this correspondence in
ded for the paper. As to the other,
Intended for publication. we don't
e if they write on all four sides
even across It-Sylvania (Ga.) cu
Rkh Men's Gifts re poor
des this: "I warn to go on record as
og that I regard Electric B:tters as
of the greatst-t rifts that God has
e to woman, writes Mrs 0. Rhine- i
T. of Vestal Center, N Y. - can th
,r forget what it has done for me." an
glorious medicine gives a woman a
'ant spirits, vieor of body and jut. I
healtb It quickly cures Nrv,)u.
Sleeplessness. .\elacholy. Head
Backache. Ftioting. and Dizz w
Is: soon build, up ite wtak, ailiun riv
dcklyv. Try t:em 50e at all drug- Ie
An ilustration. pas
Ow- Harold." said the teacher to sMP
naUl but unusually bright pupil. con
an illustration of the superiority COU
lad over matter.- tha
:r a moment's regection Harold T
ad: "I hare to mind you. That's han
is the matter.--Chicgo News Pa
Alice Alias Alys. a fi
Squiggs-Whzat's the little Nu-- and
irl's namne? .'enuidn't catch it
her mother intrdu-ed us, \Mrs. de
s-Plaln Alier. unly tar mnofh. a
Tying to pr--+-n--e're i: 'Co you'l mar
It "Alys."-PhI.ade~hla Bulletiln *fll
selling all S
Men, Boys at
This is the
loon if you w
An 'ntortaining Catbird.
Nothing esapes the eye of our pe
catbird, for he is curiosity person
fed. He wants to know the why no
wherefore of everything that is a lit
tle strange and does not rest anti! h<
has found out. When let out in :
room he will carefully examine ever?
nook and corner. He is an inveterntc
joker and delights to play jokes on his
fellow prisoners. while bis sense of
humor is almost humuan at times. The
pincushion is a constant wonder nnd
delight to him. Be flies to It as soon
as let out of his cage and either pulls
the pins all out or drives them into
the cushion as far as possible. If he
pulls them out. he hops to the edge
of the table and drops them on the
door. flirting his tall and uttering a
note of great satisfaction when they
strike the door.-Suburban Life.
How He Felt.
He was an Englishman of the ultra
sort and recently arrived. but he was
striving stremously to catch up with
American idioms and New York slang.
He had made some progress. He
loomed up in the breakfast room of
his hotel the other morning after a too
.onvivial evening and encountered one
of his companions.
"How do you feel. old chap?" asked
"Feel?" repeated the Englishman.
'Feel? Oh. yes. I see what you mean.
>ld fellow. Well. really. don't you
mnow. I feel like one and six."
"Like one and si,. as you chaps say
tere. No! Hold on. there! I mean
0 cents. you know; feel like 30 cents.
es."-New York Globe.
Willing to Try.
Harold-Couldn't you learn to love
ie? Amelia-No, but 111 try awfully
ard. Papa has promised to send me
broad if my health breaks down from
rerstudy. you know.-London Scraps.
Men are the sport of circumstances
hen the ekcumstances seem the sport
Mrs. S. Joyce, Claremont, N. H.,
'-tes: "About a year ago 1 bought two
Wes of Foley's Kidney Rem.'dy. J.
red me of a severe case of kidnev.
amble of several years standing. It.
'mainly is a grand. oud nzraicline, u.
eartily recommnend it." W. E. Brow, t
A Chinese Superstition. t]
'engshul is the Chinese superstition v
Lt determines good site or locality, fi
i if a town on the Yangtue has not c
;ood fengshi trade will not come to ha
and it will be ruined. A town ti
ned Peishih had Its pagoda In the
=ng place-not far enough down the F
er-and the result was that all traf- pl
which should have come to it was pj
pt past. Peishih being left out In pi
cold. The people pulled down the th
oda and built another one in the zo
posed right spot. as nothing would em
vince them that the depression pc
id arise from any other cause than ev
t of a bad fengshul.
te city of Wanshein. on the other
d. has a perfect fengshul. two One
adas. and is very prospernus. Rn: "a
fact that Wansbein is situated in ar
srtile valley, where wheat. barl--y -
the poppy flourish abundnt!?-. asi
le Peishib Ls barren and misernbtre..
not concern the inhabitant n wo
h as the feng'ebuI <~te Thi.<~ r- t
one of tbo"neds ik'e It.
a plain truth,
ant first ChOi<
Gct His Money's Worth.
A lady palmist ws rc.-utly prose
cuted. and an amusing lucident was
noted in connection with the case. One
of the wltneses .-il!ed by the polic,
was an individual who diAl not appear
to be overhurdened with intelligence.
During a simart cr exm ination de.
fendant's cobunsel as-ki-d him:
"On first goiLng into the room did
you pay -! shilling fee to the defend.
"Yes" was the reply. -
"What did sthe tell you In return for
"Oh." said the witness. -she towid
me lots o' things. sone on 'em true.
some on 'emn half true an' some on 'em
"Now." continued the counsel after
the laughter had died away. -this Is
the point I wish to get at: Was there
any attempt at imposition? Did you
lady Impose upon you at all'"
"Oh. dear. no:" was the response. -1
knowed it wor all gammon. so there.
couldn't be no imposition. Besides, It
wor a bad shillin' as I guy her. to start
Marriage In Picardy.
A Picardy custom. founded on a
broad basis of common sense as well
as the Idea of complete partnership. Ia
that which puts a new bride through a
kind of examination In the trade of her
husband. It may. of course. have be
come something of a burlesque. and
the bride may purposely show less dex
terity than she need. Still, the consid
eration of the wife as a helpmate is
very clearly shown ia the performance.
If the young wife's husband be a farm
er, sbe will be asked to harness a
borse and cart and to harrow a small
pece of land. If her choice has fallen
>n an Ironworker. she must hammer a
slece of Iron: if on a miller, she must
neasure out .vheat from a basket at
he church door. If on a smith, she Is
rupposed to be able to strike the anvil:,
f on a sailor, she has to clean and
Dend some netting. and so on with theC
ther occupations. Evidently the keep
ng of an idle wife Is not understood in
icardy.-T. P.'s London Weekly.
Whale at.' Elephant Meat.
There is sometr.ag unpleasant about
he thought of eating whale meat. but it
Is said that the reality Is very pala
Lble. Japan has quite a trade in ti
zuned and salted whale meat, and P
xere is to be a campaign to educate
xe European peoples to like It Somej
'haling companie have distributed
'om their headquarters samples of tb
Laned whale meat. and those who th
tre eaten it describe It as tenderer E
an beef and much like it in taste. :
Whale steak seems no queerer than a
rankfort sausage made out of an ele- Si
rant. which is what some Gierman am
ople have been eating. An enter- th
:sing butcher over there. hearing G
at an unruly elephant In the Ghent
ological gardens was to be killed.
gaged the carcass. He made 3.00
unds of sausage out of It and sold
mry pound at good prices.
Dear friends." said the philosopher. to
e scarce Item in this world. They
too few to be counted."
What d'ye call a friend?" he was
A friend." he replied. "Is one who
old lend you money if you wanted
Lnd to whom you woald lend money
'you had it."-New York Times,
r1,we will cc
its and Trot
plainly put. 4
A Surprise For the Hunters.
"If the fair of a leopard Is known."
sOys a writer in the Wide World Mag
aziDe. "stones will generally dislodge
the lurker. I recall one occasion when
a leopard was supposed to be Wocated
in a care near camp. The guns were
placed around in positions command- I
Ing tb exit. and a few stones were I
then thrown In. There was no result
at firAt. but as more and larger stones
crasbed in there came a faint hurn
ming and then a roar like the sea un
der the cliffs. In a moment the air
above the cave's entrance grew dark
with-bees: As one wan sportsmen,;
and gun bearers ded for the camp. A
few were slightly stung before they
could re-ab their tents and pull the
flaps over the entrances. which the ,
bees for some time besieged. incredi
ble thoigh it may sound. !t Is the truth
thi-t. although the camp was full of na.
tire servants. horses. etc.. none of
those who had remained behind and
were not concerned in the attack on I
the bees' cave were stung. It was a:
considerable time before the bees beat
a retreat. but during all the time that
they stayed In the camp it was the'3
tents of their aggressors exclusively f
round which they angrily buzzed."
The great French artist Ingres when
in Itowe had a violent cold. and Mot- b
tez asked him how he managed to
catch it. Ingres replied that it was
through attending the funeral of M. X.
"What-X.. the art critic?" said Mot
tez. - thought you hated hIm."
-That is why I went to see him
buried." said ingres.
Several years ago, at the funeral of -
L well known lre insurance offical in
Liverpool. much detested by his staff.
t was remarked that an unexpectedly
arge number of them attended.
On one of them being asked for an
planation he said: "We wouldn't
are miseed it on any axcount. We
rant to be-sure that he is buried."
The g.reat artist, like the obscure
lerk, has his littlenesses.
The Caspian Sea.
The Caspian sea Is. as Herodotus
ild 2,000 years ago. -a sea by itseLf.
aving no connection with any other." E
very schoolboy knows that now. but E
Is remarkable to find Herodotus &
tying so. because centuries after his
me such authorities as Strabo aos , ,
lRy believed that it was connected |
ith the northern ocean by a long and E
trrow gulf. Geography seems to
tve had a setback In the interval
rough false Information received at
e time of Alexander's conquests.
erodotus says that the Casplan's
2gth was ffteen days' voyage with C
rowboat. Its breadth eight days'.
nce the actUal dgures are 750 miles
d 400. this shows that a rowboat of
L time did fifty miles a day.-Londoti
lusband-Think of It! Here is aI
irpin I have found in the soup! Wife
es? Now I know where our things 4
re gone. A xhne horn dsappeared Z
Just as Well.
Rtatisctics show that Japan has two
thquakew' a day.
Gece. a mw~n might as well be mar
I as to live In Japan!"-Houston
fattwais '"-r -*- nrnverb ays, "1t-.
'?''nat !Ls.'.. at 'rst."
set here '
To Our Friends and Customers:
THE MANNING OIL MILL has been recently bought
from the South Atlantic Oil Co., and at the beginning of our
career under the present ownership we extend our thanks to all
of our friends for their support and patronage.
We have tried in the past to deserve your support by being
absolutely fair and honest with all of our cust-ners, and we ask
for a continuance of your support for the following additional
FIRST : Ours is a local company-not a dollar of its
stock is owned outside of South Carolina.
SECOND: We pay arnually to the Town and County
rreasurers over $600 taxes which helps that much towards pay
ng the expenses of our local government.
THIRD: It costs us about $80,000 per year to manuf cture
he seed we purchase, and of this amount, $20.000 is spent right
iere at Manning. In other words, when you sell us a ton of seed
66 2-3 bushels) you get market price for the seed and the com
aanity gets $4 of the amount it costs to manufacture them. When
ou sell a ton of seed to the other fUlow, you get the ma ket price
Dr the seed, and SOME OTHER COMMUNITY gets the benefit
f the money paid out to manufacture them.
We could mention a number of other reasous, but we think
ie above is sufficient to convince you that it pays to pat onize
Yours very truly,
Manning Oil Mill,
C. R. SPROTT. President and Treas: rer.
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Good Crops -
and high prices for cotton and other produce mear :
money in the pockets of all our people. This money w: I
be spent, and we hope it will all be spent in our tvo i
town and county. This being the case, then we are at
ing to use every effort to get a good share of the traid
quare Dealings ;
the best goods, and smallest profits will insure this, wl 3
we are going to have it. We have now the largest ai
most complete S:ock of Hardware we have ever had :n.
being in the businew.s. General Hardware of ei' -o
discription. Ranges. Stores, Heaters of all sizes. TI -
best Stock of Crockerv and Glassware in town. Pa :it
Oil, and Varnishes. H.-adquarters for Guns. Shelh, lv
Sporting Goods. A full Stock of Keen Kutter A tx
Knives, Razors, Scissors and Shears: every piece gui a
teed. Enamelware in all the latest designs.
The famous Pittsburg Weld. and Ellwood Wire Fer -
ing. Barbed Wire also. and at prices that cannot be d; p %we
cated. A cordial invitation to all.
In the Levi "Busy" Block.
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