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A SMALL GAME.
A word of caution may be of help to
some who contemplate shipping house
hold goods to western states, particu
larly those bordering on the Pacife.
This has reference to including in ship
ment of "household goods" only those
things which are classed as such in
the freight schedules, and whba these
are may be ascertained from the agent
at the point of shipmenL To illus
tate: Not long since a gentleman who
bad engaged a urough car to the
coast after loading h.a goods thought
be would put in two or three tons of
baled hay. At the last division point
before the car arrived at its destin
Utm the car was inspected and addi
tional charges exacted which increased
the freight bill more than $100. Thus
tnetead of being a source of profit the
smal amount of hay shipped cost close
to $0 a ton to transport. The lesson
was a costly one, but it was well
learned To the average patron of
transportation companies this looks
like suaning at a gnat and taking ad
antage of trusting and unsuspecting
immigrants for the poorly -concealed
Purpose of pcking their pockets. It's
a holup game that does credit to no
rairoad management, and it goes with
out saying that it would not be prae
tieed at al in sections where there
was even a semblance et competition.
It is tricks and senldadery of this
tp practiced by some transportation
companies that tend to put the whole
el in dbIrepOte and sm,in fact, to
t _i' Utr the feelng on the part of the
ppetha mnweIOMIn companies
are holdup btenn and enemies of
'd public which place ftU faith in
the "public be damnd" policy. In
aeesal other inces related the
a trick was tried, In one cs upon
& widow and her daughter, who were
ay victims, whle in one or two oth
oer instances a loud "holler" was put
p, and the ralway oidals modifed
THE FARM CENSUS.
Begbing Aprl I5 Uncle Sam's
*cen enumeratom will not only count
tha noses of'900000 or more people
of the country, but they will want an
inventory of the sta an every farm
at the coUntry. Among other things
th enFaerators wm want to And out
er be:o() Total vaiue of farm, with
aft bnuidngs and mpoents; (@
valneafaBbpP)ins@ ie of al
plmnsand machinery, ineludIng
took. wgon, calatgea harnemss,
el an all appliance and apparatu
used yteraming operations; () num
her and. value of dometc animals.
indng cattle. horses, mules, swine
and sheep, cimismed by sex and the
peeyor in which they were born; (5
bmee and value of the several va
ltte of poultry over three months
wid;() number and value of mwrms
af bees. In -estimating the value of
sin~ several ltm listed the farmer
shouid be guided by the prices which
wo- prevan ,ree the stuf otrered
-a sale. If an iaventr of the above
characte is made out by every land
Sowner In advance it would not only
-sve the enumerator and himaci time
athe besiest eaon of the year, but
such a record would prove very valu
atl e reference on later occasions.
s~nstuction which have~ been prepar
offde the enumerators state that each
oprtrmust confine his report of
erseand yield, of crops to land
bhe e ia woeking at the time of the
emerator's visit Shodld he be on a
nfau which he did not work the pre
vims year he should secure a record
of the place from the man who did
THE J4UE WATER SUPPLY.
The hemthfunin preva~ling in any
home depends in part upon the whole
.'a---- or the itdca~mme. bnt In
mnch larger meswe upon the water
saply the purity, of which is largely
abected by the produdty of contami
nating causes, such as the seepage
from the barnyards and cesspools.
Where It is not feasible to instaln -a
toilet system with water tight drain
age to acespool located at a safe dis
tance from the water supply the most
rations1 equipmgnt for the outhouse
is a substantial drawer made of two
Inch staff. the contents of which can
-be killed by the adition of slaked
lime from time to time and which can
be hauled afield and dumped as often
as mW be necessary. By snch dis
posal of night sollthe danger of aco..
taminatlon of the water supply Is re
2-duced to a mininium We realize that
this is not a pleasant subject to dii
enss, but It Is practical and vItal and
concerns chiefly those who are least
able to foot heavy doctor's bis.
Where a cesspool Is already In bad
-.shape cndtions may be Improved by
dumgng in half a barrel or so of
euikle which will put a quietus
on any disease germs which may be
im-rlnethere. It should then be clean
ed out and filed up and a better sys
= Why did you never marry, Tomn"
-Inquired the young benedict of the old
"Well, you see," regnied the single
-one, "when I was quite young I re
solved that I wouldn't marry until I
found an ideal woman. I was dflicult
to please, but after many years I
"Lucky beggar: Aznd then"
"She was looking for an Ideal man,"
Good Enough For Him.
Aseumn-I see there's some talk upon
the question of abohing capital pun
ishment. Would you vote to naolih
it? Logie-No, sir; capital pnshment
was good enough for my ancestors, and
It's good enough for me."-Presbyte
"Don't you think envy is a terrible
thing?" said the earnest girL
"No," answered Miss Cayenne; "not
it t's the envy of some one else for
something you possess."..Washngton
Scrimpig the salary given to a Et
class buttermaker Is like planting
cheap seed corn at $1 a bushel when
first class seed could be secured for
from $S to $6. We have known of
creamery companies losing thousands
of dollars by just such a policy as this
"peny wise and pound foolish" kind.
A partition fence may prove a
source of good will and neighborliness
or enmity. depending upon whether
the respective owners do or do not
meet their obligations connected there
with. The same principle -corks oU.
much the same with a number of
other matters of everyday life which
might be named.
The one great advantage that west
era states have over central and east
ern Is in the nearly ideal conditions
which prevail during the harvest sea
son of small grain and forage crops.
Because of this it is possit to leave
small grain standing week after it Is
fit to cut and to take alfalfa from the
stack as bright and green as the day
it was made.
Whatever may be the net result of
the congressional investigation into
the Ballinger-Pinchot affair so far as
either man o- the public welfare Is
concerned. it is nevertheless a fact
that a good deal of information Is be
Ing made public which is not only in
teresting but highly entertaining to
the public and of a type. by the way.
which certain interested Mining rail
way and timber syndicates would quite
likely a great deal rather have kept
in the dark.
A very simple preventive of the c,
traction of dbasese. chielly typaAd.
from an impure water supply lies In
bringing to a boiing point all water
which is used for drinking purposes
or taken into the mouth for the wash
ing of the teeth or gargling of the
throat. Such treatment of water will
destroy any disease germs which it
may ce-tain. Oi course such precan
tions will avail but little if the family
milk supply is taken from cans which
are rinsed with cold water from the
same foul well.
'Whether in the ease of neighbors or
members of the same household, it
holds that when two people set out to
see how mean they can be they seem,
to succeed, each surpassing the other:
by a good lap every turn in the game,
to the increasing wrath and discom
fiture of both parties concerned. On!
the other hand, if the contest is one '
In which there is an effort to outdo
one another in consideration and kind
==ss the results are also cumulative.
being edifying rather than destructive
and contributing substantially to the
came of human happiness and decent
An inspection of the root system of
a mature alftafa plant enables one to
realie at once that disking and har-i
rowing a feld wel establisned for the
purpose of killing out grass and weeds
could not possibly destroy the stand.
One alfalfa farmer whose case was
reptd to us the other day went over
snch a field with a spring tooth har
row, then dlked the piece and follow
ed this with several draggings, which
left the soil as mellow as would be
required as a seed bed for small grain,
hardly any alfalfa crowns showing at!.
the time the process of renovation was:
inshed. That It did not damage the
ield a bit was shown in his getting
the best alfalfa crops that season thatj
be had hadin yeas.
cse for abody and indifrerent farm
ing in communities where land Is
worth from $60 to $100, and far less
excms for this type of mngmn
in fruit vallys where land is priced,
at from $300 to $1500 an acre, yet not
witstanding this just such fellows'
are too often run across, and the query
that naturally arises in the mind of*
the newcomer from the sections of
lower priced land is what the owners
of such abused and neglected pgoper
ties can be thinking of. The situation
as indicated simply goes to show that
whether in sections of low or high
priced land It Is, after all, the type of
management rather than favorable or
unfavorable cimatic and soil condi
tions ~that may prevail that Is responsi
be for the measure of success achiev
ed In the great majority of cases.
The excellent state experiment sta
tions scattered over the country and
n~taned by taxes which come out
o the pockets of every property own
er are doing a most valuable work,
along the several lines to which they
are giving attention. but their useful-,
ness could be measurably increased'
would agrienuetuts and horticultur-i
1st refer, to the experts in charge of
tner than they do matters on whichl
information would be valuable. For'
instance, most all of the experiment
stateins will test and report on the
Impurities contained in gras seed, will
test stock foods, the vitality of cora
.nd other seeds, will Identify the fun
gous and insect enemies of fruit trees;
as well as noxious weeds and give;
brief methods of eradication and an
swer donens of other questions that
arse In everyday farm management.
Expermenlt stations are established
for the use of the public, and the
more frequent the demands made upon
them for information and assistance
the more fully do they perform their
The movement so longineglected has'
at last begun to erect a monument to
the memory of the heroes who wore the
gra-,-soldiers whose record was the
marvel of the civilized world. Clarendon
now proposes to place upon the court
house square a suitable mark of its pa -
triotism by hav-ing erected a shaft in
hnor of those who responded and laid1
down their lives upon their countryv's
altar. All contributions sent to THE'
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The Call of The Blood
for prifcation. finds voice in pimples,
boils, sallow complexion, a jaundiced
look, moth patches and blotches on the
skin.-all signs of liver troub.le. But Dr.
King's New Life Pills make rich red
blood; give clear skin, rosy cheeks, Sine
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B'th Export In Logic.
"Tom," said a father to his son,
whose school report showed him to
have been an idle young scamp, "what
have you been studying this term?"
"Iogic, father." replied Tom. "I
can prove you are not here now."
"Indeed! How so?"
"Well. )ou must be either at Rome
"You are not at Rome?"
"Then you must be elsewhere."
"And If you are elsewhere you clear
ly can't be here.
For answer the father took up a
cane that lay near and laid it smartly
across his son's back.
"Don't"' cried Tom. "You are hurt
"Not at all. You have just proved
conclusively that I am not here. so I
can't be hurting you."
Before his stern parent had quite
done with him Tom felt that there
must be, after all, a faw somewhere
in his logic.-London Tit-Bits.
The Creeping Kaffir.
The sun was shining brightly down
on t'., farmyard, and under a large
willow tree a number of roolbekkjes
small, red beaked birds-were feeding.
Suddenly a Kaffir appeared and fell on
his knees about ten yards behind the
birds. He crept a yard nearer, but If
I had not been watching him very
closely 1 could have sworn that he did
not move. The man seemed to be all
In one piece. He moved entirely, not
in sections of knees and legs and arms
and upper body. Then he winked at
me, so certain was he of the success
of his exploit. I am certain some of;
the birds saw this alien figure, yet so
imperceptible were Ails motions that
they did not suspect he was a human
being-and a foe. Nearer and nearer
he drew. Suddenly he lay still, meas
ured the distance with his eye, and
then, with a lightning motion, he
stretched forward and grabbed. The
birds arose, alarmed, shrieking shrilly
-all but one. And that one was But
tering, terrifed and helpless, in the
Kaffir's huge hand.-London Standard.
A Railroad Man's Dream.
Railroad men are strong on dreams.
One morning an engineer came down
to the train master's office and declared
that he would not go out on his run,
that morning and asked for a layoff.
His superior asked him what the trou
ble was, and when be said that he.
had had a dream In the night that
troubled him he was laughed at and
an effort was made to induce him to
take his run out. But he refused and
was urged to tell his dream.
"I dreamed last night that my broth
er was killed in a head-on collision.
near Topeka," he said. "and later I I
dreamed that old GOS blew up." As I
006 was his engine, he resisted the:i
laughter of his friends and would not I
take her out, and another man was1
sent for to take the job.
That afternoon the boiler of 608 ex
ploded on the road, illing the sub
stitute engineer and the fireman. A
'eek later the engineer's brother was
killed in a comllon, as he had dream-1
e.-Chicago Inter Ocean.
Silty Billy From Boton.
In a certain town in the north of
Rngln there is a man known by .
the name of Silly Billy. Not feeling
well one day, he sent for the doctor.
After examination the doctor asked
him If he would take a note to thei
Model lodging house and he would:3
give him uirpence. So Billy, not Ilk- 1
ing to refuse, said he would. But on
the way there he came across a street
sweeper that he knew. He told the
sweeper where he was going, but he
said If he would take the note heI
would give him threepence. So off
he went and gave the landlord the.
note, and he found the following writ
"Give this man a bath and keep him
In till tomorrow morning, and I will
call and see him."
So the following morning the doctor
came and was shown into his room.
Looking at the man, he exclaimed:
"'This is Lot the man I sentl''
"No, it's not, and I'll pound Silly
Billy's head off when I see him!" the
sweeper repiied.--London Telegraph.
All Named Alike..
A certain Lord Westmoreland fell in
love with the daughter of Child. the
rich banker, who, however, would not
hear of the match. The lovers in spite
of this met secretly and kept their lore
ave, while Child complacently con-!
gratulated himself that his daughter
had forgotten her whilom lover. One~
day, meeting Child In a club, Lord
Westmorelood said, "What would you.
do If, like my friend. you were in tore;
with a lady and her father refussJ his
consent to allow them to marry?"
"Why. run away with her. of
course," replied the unsuspecting Child.
Lord Westmoreland promptly follow
ed the advice of the banker, who be
came so irate that he refused to for
give the young couple and, dying, be-'
queathed all of his vast wealth to their'
chid, Sarah. In order to secure the
wealth Lord and Lady Westmorelandl
named all of their six children Sarah,
boys included.-Ctncinnatl Commercial
Physical Formation of Mexico.
3Mexico possesses a curious physleal~
formation. Rising rapidly by a suc
cession of terraces from the low.
sandy coasts on the east and west, it
en~mnaes in a central plateau run
ning in a northwesterly and south
easterly direction and having an eleva
ton varying from 4,000 to 8.000 feet
above the sea. High above this pla
teau tower the snow capped crests of
several voicanoes, most of which are
extinct. Ten of them are over 12,000
feet in height, and three look down
upon fertile valleys from altitudes of
17782, 17,356 and 1G000 feet. These
are Popocatepeti. Orizaba and Ixtacci
They Were Attentive.
A clergyman preaching In a country
church for the first time w-as delighted
to find the congregation very attentive
atea told the verger so after the serT-!
The verger replied, "Lor' bIer youi
sir, we was all looking for you t,. dis
"Why, what do you mean-:" said the
"Well, sir, you see, the pulpit is rot
ten and hasn't been preached in this
ten year or more."-Pearson's Weekly.I
Matrimonial Signs. 1
"That couple over there cant be
married." said she. "They're too
friendly. I've been watching them,
and they've been talking all the time."
"Oh. I don't know," said he. "I
know a married couple that talks all
the time, and they're not very friend
The Demon of lte Air
is the germ of LaGrippe. that, breathed
to, brings suffering to thousands. Its
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lack of appetite, energy and .mbition,
with disordered liver and kidrneys. The
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he system and restore health and good
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It is a great mistake to believe that
the rich are holding us down. As a
matter of feet. they are pulling us up.
If there were no rich people to keep
our eyes glued upon the great gulf
between having and not having none
f us would hustle. We have to have
the rich mans mansions prodding us.
is power scourging us and his auto
mobile butting us to get anywhere at
all. We have to see his wife and
daughters in silks and jewels and
realize what our own wives and daugh
ters without these things think of us
s providers to peel our coats off and
get into the game. None of us can go
)ut driving with such as we have and
suffer the rich man to whiz past us
Ln prism glass and burnished brass.
throwing dust in our eyes and gasoline
In our hair, without doing better In the
creat area of human endeavor for the
ext two or tiree days anyway. Bless
ed are the rich, for they fill us with
bame an new resolve and make us
to wonder what in the Sam Hill we
bave been doing all these years.-St.
Byron's "Bride of Abydos."
It was after Lord Byron arrived in
Greece that he wrote that beautiful
poem "The Bride of Abydos" and that
exquisite song the "Maid of Athens,"
which, says a Paris contemporary,
every Englishman of culture knows by
heart. Documents enable us to estab
lish the true identity of the heroine
of this poem. She was one of the
three daughters of Mr. Back, English
rice consul at Athens, at whose house
Byron for some time lived. After the
eparture of the poet Theresa Black
married an archaeologist, M. Pittakis,
whose widow she became several
yes later. Her beauty, her charm,
her elegance, conquered every heart,
including Byron's. In 1873 the hero
Ine of the poet was an old woman of
pright figure and still showing signs
Df her formtr beauty. With age had
,ome poverty. The London Times,
moved by her distress, opened at this
epoch a subscription in her favor. She
lied in 1875.-London Globe.
The Gun Charmers.
Among the more superstitiously in
-nea of the sporting Cingalese are
un charmers, who allege that a gun
nay be charmed in different ways and
by different methods. - An essential
part of the process, however, appears
:o be the muttering of certain formu
A gun. the charmers say, may be
rharmed in any one of the following
four ways: (1) So -that it will wound
he animal fired at, but will not kill
yutright; (2) so that he who carries it
hall find nothing worth shooting-, (3)
o that it will not kill anything flying,
but will kill animals that run, and
4) so that It will not kill anything
bat runs, but will kill anything flying.
No gun can be charmed at all If the
>wner takes the precaution of rubbing
some pork fat on the barrel or at
:aches a piece of the outer skin of the
-at snake to the stock in such a way
hat It cannot be seen
How a Coal Fir. Protects Itself.
A curious way in which a fire in the
heart of a coal pile keeps itself from
being put out is noted in a mining
lournal. Such fires often start in the
terior of large piles of coal owing
to heat developed by slow oxidation,
which is prevented by the size of the
ple from escaping into the air. Such
res are difficult to put out owing to
:he fact that the burning mass turns
te coal around it into coke, which is
learly lmpervious to water. The pile
nay thus be thoroughly drenched
without putting out the fire, which It
ever really reaches. The only way
o deal with the situation Is to drive
to the pile a sharpened iron pipe.
ong enough to reach the burning coal.
md then to couple a hose to the upper
md and turn on the water.
The Cocoa Plantation.
A traveler In South America, where
:he cocoa tree Is largely cultivated,
peaks of the great care with which
he young plants have to be protected
Nrom the sun, which I very strong Is
~atal to them. To secure this protec
:on the planters shield them by ha
mana trees and plaintain trees, the
broad leaves of which giv~e them the
eeded shade. And even when they
re fully grown they need protection,
which is given by trees known as "im
nortels," or, as the planters call them,
'the mother of the cocoa." Thus the
whole cocoa plantation has a sort of
A gentleman whose hearing Is de
rective Is the owner of a dog that is
he terror of the neighborhood In which
The other day he was accosted by a
~riend, who saId:
"Good morning. Mr. H. Your wife
made a very pleasant call on us last
'm very sorry," came the startling
eply. "I'll see that It don't occur
gain, for I'm going to chain her up in
"Did the minister say anything comn
forting" asked the neighbor of the
widow recently bereaved.
"Indeed, he didn't!"' was the quick
eply. -He said my husband was bet
ter off."-London Telegraph.
A Real One.
Tommy-Tell us a fairy tale. Guest
-Once a man who had a baby that
ildn't cry and a dog that didn't bite
went to live In a suburb without mnos
It Is not how much we have, but
bow much we enjoy, that makes hap
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The High Cost of Living
Increases the price of many necessities
without improving tne qualitv. Foley's
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dard of excellence and its great curative
qualities without any increase in cost. It
is the best remedy for couhs, colds.
croup, whooping cough and all ailments
of the throat. chest and lungs. The
genuice is in a yellow packaae. Refuse
substitutes. W. E. Brown & Co.
Abolition of the Ducking Stool.
The most noteworthy of all the in
struments designed for the correction
of Eve's offending daughters was the
ducking stool, known as the tumbrel
and the trebuchet. A post. acr-s
which was a transverse beam turning
on a swivel and with a chair at vue
end, was set up on the edge of a
pond. Into the chair the woman was
chained, turned toward the water
a muddy or filthy pond was usually
chosen for this purpose when avail
able-and ducked half a dozen times.
or if the water infiamed her instead
of acting as a damper she was let
down times innumerable until she was
exhausted and well nigh drowned.
From the frequency with which we
find It mentioned in old local and
county histories. in church wardens'
"nd chamberlains' accounts and by the
poets (Gay. for one, has a description
of the process In his third pastoraL
"The Shepherd's Week-) we shall
probably not be wrong in concluding
that at one time this institution was
kept up all over England. In Liver
pool it was not formally abolished
until 17G.-London Graphic.
A ery, circumspect and conscien
tions young'miss of four was sent Into
the parlor of a certain Philadelphia
household to entertain a caller for a
few minutes until her mother should
The conversation drifted to a discus
sion of the youngster's intellectual ac
quirements. and the visitor asked:
"Do you know the alphabet Marie?"
"Will you say It for me?"
Marie began glibly enough, but aft
er she had given three or four letters
she stopped short, saying, "If you
please, ma'am. I don't think I better
say any more."
"And why not?" asked the caller,
"Those are not all I know," explain
ed the youngster; "but, you know,
mamma says I mustn't tell all I
Marble polishing is simple and
quickly done. The cakes are carried
from the sawing room and placed on
a flat revolving Iron table. The iron
brushes off the rough particles on the
surface, and the'operation takes about
five minutes. Then the slab Is at
tacked by a man with an emery wheel.
Three grades of emery are used, and
It's only about a minute to each grade.
Next come three doses of felt, each
time the felt growing finer in grade.
The felt is attached in a layer to a
flat wheel, spun by electricity, and as
It hums you can see the marble be
gin to sparkle. The finishing touches
are put on with the use of a fine felt
rub. oxalic acid and oxide of zinc.
The operator eimply smears the sur
face with the mixture, gives a couple
of minutes' vigorous turn of the wheel,
and the slab then goes to the packer.
New York Press.
Field and Ny.
Eugene Field was a great lover of
old books and quite a collector of
them. His means were not adequate
to his desires, b.. "ever, and one of the
quantest proofs of this was a slip of
paper found by a purchaser of an old
volume In Field's handwriting. evi
dently an impromptu verse:
Kind friend, for goodness' sake forbear
To buy the book thou aindest here.
For when I do obtain the peif
I mean to buy the book myself.
Another bit of rhyme which Is thor
oughly American is In the preface to
one of Bill Nye's books. It runs:
Go. little booklet. so.
Bearing an honored name.
Till everywhere that you have went
They're glad that you have came.
The castor bean Is a native of India.
The United States produces most of
the coarser kind of oil, while all the
finest comes from Italyv. Common cas
tor oil Is of an ugly greenIsh tinge and
has to be allowed to stand in the sun
to bleach, but the Italian article is
beautifully clear when first cold
drawn. Cod drawn oIl -is the best. It
is got by crushing the fresh seeds be
tween steel rollers. The castor oil
plant can be grown In England. but
there it Is an annuaL. In souther'n
Italy It becomes a tree twenty feet
high and strong enough for a child to
climb up into It.
Very Like a Bull.
The head of the house had been ill
for many mouths and had lost his :ap
"I can't seem to fix anything that
he'll enjoy, and he hardly eats any
thing." the mistress was saying to the
maid, who was a new arrival from the
"Tiiat's always the way," returned
the girl. "They's all the same, them
invalids. All they want is nothing at
all, and then when yoe bring It to
them they don't eat it.--Exchange.
Like Stealing the Money.
First Artist-A Mr. Struckoyle offer
ed Dobley a hundred pounds for that
picture yesterday. Second Artist-And
dd't he grub It? First Artist-No:
he said he wanted time to consider.
Second Artist-Poor fool, to let his
conscience trouble him like that:
Doctor (who Is not feeling well, to
hi~self)-What shall I do? I -haven't
any confidence In any of those other
doctors, and, as for myself. my
charges are too high.
A Cruel Retort.
Discontented Wife-Several of the
men whom 1 y-efused when I married
you are richer than you are now. The
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An Unnatural Conclusian.
Now she was ens-onced with her
sweetest and miost cherished girl
friend in a corner of t he piazza, and I
seated just Inside the French window
behind a massive rubber plant.
Rather signiticnnt vegetation under
tho circumstances. for, curious as to
maiden confidences, candor compels
me to admit I listened.
The bride in prospect cooed her bliss
soulfully into her neighbor's ear. but1
through an opening in the leaves I
could observe that the latter bit her
lip now and then and did not appear
enthusiastically joyous or congratula
tory, as warranted by the occasion.
But the innocent cooing and amorous
gurgling did not cease.
"And to think, to think." <iuoth sie.
"that such heavenly bliss as fell to ::y
lot might have escaped we forever:
Dear Bob' Did I ever teil you he h-d
proposed to me twice?"
Then the unsympathetic auditor as
sumed an air of innocence.
"Didn't you hear him the first time?*
she Inquired with raised eyebrows.
She is not going to be the maid of
T. Skin of My Teeth.
In the book of Job appears the sen
tence. "I am escaped with the skin of
my teeth." which Is modernized -by
the skin of my teeth" and gives the
idea of a narrow escape, one so close
as to be just by the thickness of the
skin on the teeth, which Is so thin
that no microscopist has yet been able
to find It. "To cast in the teeth"
means to throw defiant reproaches or
Insults spitefully, as one would cast a
stone at the exposed teeth of a snarl
Lug dog. "Tooth and nail" denotes the
manner of an action full of frenzied
fury, typified by biting and scratching.,
as when two belligerent cats make the
At the coronation of Queen Adelaide
that lady's train tore Itself away from
the bodice, taking part of the latter
with it. When- Elizabeth of Austria
entered Paris to marry Charles IX.
her train was seventy feet long and
greatly admired by the people. Eliza
beth of Valois wore a train six yards
long, which was carried after her by
gentlemen as she danced. Mary, queen
of Scots, is said to have worn a twelve
yard train at balls, also carried by a
gentleman.-Pall Mall Magazine
"And then," she said in telling of
the romantic episode, "she sprang to
"Of course. Do you doubt it?"
"Oh, no," he replied, "but after see
ing her I can't help thinking that It
must have jarred him quite a bit."
If you made mistakes yesterday, for
get them. No strength was ever built
upon continued regret. Today Is the
result of yesterday, but It is more Im
portant to remember that tomorrow is
the result of today.
Watch For The Comet
The Red Dragon of the sky. Watch
the childre-a for spring coughs and colds.
Careful mothaers keep Foley's Honey and
Tar in the house. It is the best and
safest prevention and cure for croup
where thbe need is urgent and immned
ite relief a vital necessity. Its prompt
use has saved many littlelives. Contains
no opistsor harmful drugs. Refuse sub
situtes. W.- E. Brown & Co.
KIng George I1. once wished to add.
the Green park, In London. to his pal
ace grounds, whether the people likeo
It or not. He Inquired of his minister
as to the cost.
His lordship, mindful of the general
disccutent then prevalent, answered:
"The cost, sir? Oh. it would be a
matter of three crowns!"
The king took the hint. The people
kept their park and the sovereign his
Mrs. A.-! do love lobsters, but I
never have them at home because It
seems so inhuman to kill them by put
ting them in a kettle of boiling wa
ter. Mrs. B.-Graclous' I never kill
them that way-It would be too hor
rible. I always put them on In cold
water and let them come to a boil.
can be greatly Increased by giving
special care to the health of every
animal and fowl on the farm.
Sick poultry, sheep, cattle, hogs,
horses, et. depend on their livers
to keep them w'el
Stock and PoulIgr
keeps their livers woring and
therefore keeps them well.
BLck-Draught Stock and Poul
try Medicine is a pure, natural,
vegtable, blood puritier, and acts
by regulating the stomach, liver
tt prevents and cures Hog Chol
era, Chicken Cholera, Colic, Dis
temper, Coughs, Colds, Constipa
Lion. Fever, Loss of Appetite,
Wasting Away, and all the com
' on stock diseases.
. t is aperfctadiine for gen
eral farm use. Try It.
Price 25c for a large can, at I
all druggists and dealersI
Notice of Discharge.
I will apply to the Judire of Probate
o: Clar-endon county. on the 28th day
f pril 1910. for letters of discharge as
uardian for John Edwin Welch and
William McBrid Welch formerly mim
ors. JEHr S.MITH.
Turbeville, S. C , March 23&h 1910.
Bucken's Arnica Salve
The 5est Salve in The World.
Dr. King's New ULfePills
The bes+ Ia the world.
I IB I Ii
We are now manufacturing at Manning
all grades of Commercial Fertilizers and so
licit your patronage. We use only high
grade matenaL and "NO FILLER."
MEAL MIXTURES A SPECIALTY.
We make the price right and guarantee
satisfaction. See us before you buy.
Manning Oil MilL
C. R. SPROTT. President and Treasurer.
if You ass -
our door without a purchase, you miss
an opportunity that comes very seldom
to any one wishing anything in the
Hardware Line. Another lot of those
sfEureka Ranges at $30, i
which give as much satisfaction as
g others at $60. Oil Stoves of the best
dw- make, that bring -est and comfort
to the tired bousekeener. As usual, a
full Lineof Hardware,'Crockery, Glass
SCREEN DOORS ARD WINDOWS,
SPainti, . Varnishes. Brushes,
Wire Fencing, Poultry Netting,
Plbws. Harrows, Cultivators, Weed
ers, Tobacco Flues. All at lowest
prices. So don't miss us.
Yours for business,
in'the Levi "Busy" Block.
IfYouhve loors to Finisk
If you have had trouble getting something
to stand the wear and tread of human feet
Try Kyanize Floor Finish
It's made on purpose for floors, and wears
and does not scratch white or rub off.
It is different from other floor varnishes.
It's made tougker and more lasting.
PLOWDEN HARDWARE CO.
BUGGIES, WAGONS. HARNESS.
Lime. Cement.Acme Wall Plaster, Shingles.,
Laths. Fire Brick. Clay. Stove Flue
Drain Pipe. &c.,
HAY AND GRAIN.
Oats. Wheat, Rye, and Barley. A carload or a single
article. Come and see us, if unable to do. write or
'phone No. 10.
BOOTH~lARBY L.IVE STOCK CO.
Wwshto tak our custom fr the liberal
patronage during the fall.
We beg to say our Stock is complete in every
Line, and we can save you money on any article im
We have just unloaded two cars of Buggies into
our Repository, and we give the best guarantee with
our goods of any dealer in the county. When iticomes
are at a loss.
Our buyer is nowv in the West and this week we
will unload a car of
Mules and Horses
and can till any order.
Fuli Line of Oliver Chilled Plows and Plow Re
pairs always on hand.
We only ask for your inspection of our Stock be
fore you buy. To look and price, means we trade.
Wishing you all a merry Christmas, i am 'yours
for a square deal, small profits and quick sales.