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BLUFF BY BOWSER'
For Orice It Is Called by the
A NEW DEAL IN THE HOME.
Grouch Hatched at the Ofice Side
tracked at Dinner-Gets Orders to t
Mind His Own Businste-Seeks Re- e
poes Completely Awed
By M. QUAD. a
ECoyrisht. 1=t0. by Associated Literary
IT bad been 31r. Bowser's bad day t
at the oice. Lots of Uttle thn gs0
had turned up to perturb and an
- noy, and as he made ready to
start for home be gave a sigh of re
lief as he realized that be could pitch
into Mrs. Bowser and make her suffer
fc- all. He admitted that she had been j,
thne mies away all day and was not .
directly responsible, but who but her a
bad let him leave the house that morn- ti
fng with a frayed collar on? C
Mrs. Bowser had passed a pleasant t<
day and had no premonition of what tj
was to come until she saw Mr. Bow- m
ser drop of the street car. His walk
betrayed his feelings There were cer-1y
tain things about which she could not
be mwstaken. One of them was the way
he kicked the gate open instead of
as wizr" coox capz nowms.
atig itNwt respect The fonta
or was opea and sbe was in the hal 1
ft meet him and remrk:
"Dw is a ready, and as soon as
! have eaten I want to have a talk
With you." h
MtIh me?" be growled
e air. Things can't go on this I
sa h loner"
suppm the cook has quit or a s1
"Nver mind what you suppose. You te
wimlearn afabout it In duetime." b
Mr. Bowser was taken by surprise- 61
Satanfer getig seated at the table he
ineee his plans and inoed the
ovrand turnd up his nose.
wa~s about to ask i st came from
a peny unte t when Mrs. Bowser H
"Not a word, sir. It's the best I w'
olddo and plenty good enough for a
"By-thnas - oma, s this my F<
Quase er some one else's? he ex-*c
datmedas th r e eto his face. bc
"E aqu aeesiuon, siur, to be setted &
s~Iter en. Meanwhile I want no more
~geubmly at my table. You are alto
getbe too free with yu words."
Awed by Eavmestnse
She spoke so quietly and en~stly
3btb a s awe~dand, thh belat u
anshn of his appetite, he, nevet'
blesfound no fault In words. He
had aser een Mrs. Bosr exactly n
3:k this before, and he was pUaled to
make her out During the la: are
miues of dine he dceeae that the bi
cas cafled for heroie treatm-nt and ft
when the had reaced~ the sitting bl
zoom he began:
~"No~w, womarr are you ready to apol
egise to me for your language?
"Noma, Iam not1 she eplied5 asb
ab undon him. "If there are any 0f
~aploges coming you wi make themi" se
~"on are In yu right srem are -
'nd you know who you are talking O
"I do. Your meis Bowser."
e~"Ia. my name Is Bowser, and I'm
a.t aned to being talked toflike a hired
man. Both our lawyers can be reached I
alr telephone, and
"Oh. I knw anl about your lawyers al
..tveree, alimony and an that-and 's
ca settle the thn In an hour. I d
anin to hale It-sett~ed." t
*"Dy the great horn spoon, Mrs. Bow- tc
"Never min about any born spoons. c
Eem is the gas bill for last month. It c
e cnsmore than for the month tV
before. Of courseyouR say that I gave a
~taway or sold iter burned Itlithe c
daytime to spite you. That's an old tl
trick or yours, and I have got tired of I
I. Only two nights ago you left two f<
bumpsr Ia this room going at funl blast b
all night." g
"Hoty -mo-e wman. be began. bue a
s throat choked up and she cutin on fe
"No losferish language'In my pres- d
ace, sir, and don't let me have to t!
peak to you again about it! I had to f
rder coal for the range today. Have tl
jon got anything to say about my ex- e
travagance landing us In the poor'. c
Mr. Bowser was silent. That feeling
again, and he was wondeing If Mrs'
Bowser hadn't been hypnotized or gone
crary. As he looked at her he thought a
he could see a startling change- i
"Cook hasgiven me notice," she went .\
on after half a minute, "and I shall E~
have to get another one. YoWu say lt's it
an mnyfaiilt for treating her llke a dog U
instead of asking her to play the piano
and receive my cnfler. Youll add that
If you ran the house a servant would y
stay for years and look upon the place t<
as a paradise. Go ahead and say it. 3
and then I'l add that cook is leaving t
soely on your account."
"'I deny it!' he shouted.
Opinion From the Kitchen.
''Makes no difference. She says you
are a hen huzy and a faultfinder. A
doen ote girls have left for the
Mr.. Bowser opened his mouth to
sbout back, but a sudden wene
cane to his knees, and he sat down.
Things were not going as he had
"And here's a butcher bill for 50
cents." said Mrs. Dowser as she took
It off the mnantel. "I don't remember
rg~tog lp. debt for meat, but. I so
m .t te bill mus a right. It's an
:- ar.::;' !r ye ~ abtout niy
ek le~ss ex:-n::: and I'm waiting
)r you to t
A U.- :-y to ruini the hou-se,
'-e:. :u . fcour- I ,.'nd it to the
eati: r !!w orl.hl.s or burn it up
nythinz to hustle you along to that
uo hotLs.-. You don't half yell over it.**
Mr Puwser gt-t up and sat down
;ain. and he choked and gasped and
mrned red and white. but he couldn't
ty a word.
-And while on this subject of ex
-vza.o t :=e say that your bgi for
gars !n-t imi.nth was $12. During the
lam : : you :ave me money to
cy two :.irs f stockinigs at (Z cents
pair. Your club epienses would dress
te nicely. but of course 1 can't find
xult with your extravagances. I am
le one who is ;lloping this family
rer the road to the porhouse!"
"Woman"' Mr. owser managed to
:sp with great efort. but while he
as trying to think of something more
--When I went upstairs this morn
ag after breakfast I found your
othes scattered all over the room
ad everythingt topsy turvy. The next
me I find such a muss I shall throw
rerything out of the window for yon
> sort and pick up. I don't propose
at you shall put an hour's extra
-ork on me."
"Such talk to me-to Bowser'" he
hispered as he stared at her.
A New Deal Ordered.
"To you and to no one else, and 1
ant it distinctly understood that
iere's a new deal on in this house. If
are's to be any more kicking I'm
Ding to do it myself. As a begining
I the new deal you keep out of the
itchen. if you try to mix in you'll
ear something drop."
"And you-you are talking to me!"
"Yes, sir, and I want you to remem
ir every word I say. There are to be
o more bogs or chickens In the back
ird. There will be no more experi
enting with the gas meter or the
ater pipek. You will let the electric
efls alone and keep your hands off the
lano. If you bring home fre escapes,
nrglar alarms, patent larxps or fog
rns they will go over the fence Into
e alley. If you bring home hair
es liver regulators, lung pads or
Xything In that line they will go into
"And she Is talkin to me-to Bow
pr!" he murmured as he rubbed his
es and looked around the room.
"Yes, to you," she replled. -and I
n not half through yet. I shall leave
t rest until tomorrow night, how
rer, as I am a bit tired tonight. I
n now going to bed, and you can sit
mre on the front steps, go to a club
- stand on your head. As for a di
arce, get one as soon as you please.
ood night, sir!"
"And she Is Mrs. Bowser and I am
r. Bowser!" gasped the bluffer after
l had gone. "I came home to-to
can't understand It-I really can't."
And two hours later, when she crept
t~y downstairs, she found him asleep
t the lounge and a look of awe ex
nding from his chin clear over his
aid pate to the beck of his neck. The
offer bad been bluffed.
nmania Falow A Cold
But never follows the use of Foley's
oney and Tar, which checks the
ugh and expels the cold. M. Stock- -
a11, Hannibal, ME., says, "It beats all
e remedies I ever used. I contracted
bad cold and cough and was threat
ned with pneumonia. One bottle of
ley's Honey and Tar completely
tred me." No opiates, just a reliable
sehold medicine. Dr. W. E. Brown
"ve lost my way. Can you direct
e to Newport?" .01
'See that purple cloud a-ont ten
"See that flock of geese about five
fles south of the cloud?'
"Well. Newport Is about two miles
low where those geese were when I
st pointed them out."-Browning's
Accused at Stealing
E. E. Chamberlain, of Clinton, Me., T
aldly accuses Bucklen's Arnica Salve
sealing-the sting from burns or
alds-thc pain from sores of all kinds
the distress from boils or piles. "It
bs cuts, corns, bruises, sprains and in
ries of their terror," he says, "as a
saling remedy its equal don't exist." t
aly 25c sit all druggists.
The negro housewife in the West
adan jungle finds housekeeping very
sy. Fruit and vegetables grow wild
I about the hut and the river abounds
ith fish. On wash day all she has to
s is to pick a few of the berries of
ae soap berry tree, take her clothes
>the river and use the berries as she
ould use ordinary soap. Even her
'king pots grow on the trees, the
labash cut in halves being used for
its purpose. Calabashes are used
Iso for bowls, basins and jugs for
irrying water from the river, while
ie small ones make excellent cups.
i the afternoon, when she is ready
>r her cup of tea, the negress picks
lf a dozen leaves from the lime bush
rowing at her door. boiLs them,.
meezes the jusce from a sugnr cane
>r sweetening and the cocoanut sup
lies the milk. Thus she has a deli
ous cup of tea without depending on
se grocer for it. She makes the mats I
,r her floor out of the dried leaves of
he anana, plaited and sewed togeth
r as the old country people In this
auntry makbe their rag mats.E
Thirty Years Together.
Thirty years of association-think of d!
.Uow the meritof aigood thinz stands w
t in that time-or the worthlessness gi
a bad one. So there's no guesswork pa
Stnis evidence oftThos. Ariss. Concord.
[ich., who writes: "I have used Dr. st
:g's New Discovery for 30) years, andi se
s the best cough and cold cure I ever
sed " O.nce it inds entrance in ahomne p:
au can't pry it out. Many families have ia
sed it forty years. It's the most infal
ble throat and lung medicine on earth. at
nequalled for lagrippe, athmna, hay tU
~ver, croup.quinsy or siore lungs. Price C:
)c, $1.00. Trial bottle free. Guaran- of
ed by all druggists. tU
Succeed when everything else fails.
In nervous prostration and female to
weaneses they ar"e the supreme
remedy, as thousands have testif'ed.
FOR KIDNEY, LIVER AND (
STOMACH TROUBLE I
it is the best medicine ever sold
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per.
sonal supervision since its infancy.
Allowno one todeceive you in this.
All Counterfeits Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children-Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotie
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacme-The Mother's Friend.
CENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The K&d Yoll Have wlways Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
"Mg OCU?54D 600""U. "T 6Mua&Ys.. new teM CaYW.
'There's Is Just One
Drug Store Where I Know I Will Get Exactly
What I Ask For."
When you hear that remark you can take it for grant
ed the speaker means us.
Whatever you want from any drug store can be had
here-if we haven't got it we will get it for you.
There's never a fear of disappointment. You get
what you ask for or what your doctor wants you to
have, or you get nothing-You never get "something
just as good" here, because we only have one best.
Does not tLis assurance warrant your trading here?
We think s.
ANNING. - - -.S. C.
"IT -RIAST AN EQA"
id the Automobile people know it. I am selling the
iiy practical business Automobile on the market. I
The Brush Machine
he most practical economical, and certain car made.
go over 20 miles of our worst road with just one
3.lon of gasoline.
We guarantee the springs not to break, no matter
e load or the road.
Write or ask us about this machine if you are
SUMME~RT'oY, S. C.. January -3, 1911.
ITOR THE MASNING TIMES,
Manning, S. C.
We wish to thank you and all of our friends for fine trade given us
ring the holiday season just past. We believe the Max'x; TIMES "Ad."
ch we have been running for several weeks, has been responsible in
at measure for the inquiries and trade which camne to us from different
Comencing with the New Year it will be our intention to carefully
dv~ the wants of our many patrons and endeavor to give them a good
ection at the most reasonable price possible.
We have now with us Mr. E. J. Robertson, an expert tinsmnith. We are
*pared to furnish estimates and do guaranteed work in this line, espec
Ily roofing, at any point in the surrounding country.
While our trade in the genuine Jas. Oliver Chilled Steel Plows (there
i neveral imitations) has been good we still have a supply of one, two and
ee horse plows and full line of repairs in stock. To those who prefer
attanooga Plows we can say that our line is complete. In fact, anv. kind
a plow can be bought of us at a price much below the average. WVe are
e county agents fori the justly celebrated Southern Cook Stoves, and our
ek is complete. We are also one of the county agents (Or The Great
jestic Range. This range stands by itself as the par excellence of the
ye builders art. Any one calling at our store will be shown a list of our
rhasers during the past ten days, and we are still selling themi. A study
this list will effectively knock out the knocks of our competitors, who
ye hoisted themselves by their petard.
WVe still have a few miles of Pittsburg Perfect Fence which we are offer
at a special price. We are daily expecting a carioad of American and
wood Wire Fence. These are the superior lines of fencing. Our pr ices
these are belowr thco surroundingt markets. WVe have a well appointe
ek of Hardware and its kindred lines. WVe expect to succeed by the
rit of our goods, the living price, the fair and just t:-eatment of our cus
ers. Wishing &gain to thank you and our many friends, we are,
~ummerton Hardware Co.,
Suc mmxnerton. S. C.
DON'T FAIL TO ATTEND THE
I CYCLONE I
3 D. HIRSCHMANN'S. I
]Pittsburg Welded Fence-a
in all heights.
Corn and Cotton Planters. Majestic
W and Ureka Ranges, and Cook Stoves
in all sizes.
Paints, Oils. Etc.
Everything in First-class Hardware,
and lowest prices.
Yours for business,
I lwde HBe CoiEv
If you want a fine garden
and truck patch this year,
u~se our -
Manufactured by us, espec
ially for vegetable crops.
Put up in 100 pound bags
which are much more easily
handled than the regular
200 pound bag.
Price, $1.50 per bag.
the use ofagoodlaxative, to keep the bowels ope:: and prevent the poisons of undigested
fooduc mi g ttn -irs VELSO Laxative Liver Syrup, purely vegetable, gentle,
relabl a.d Io- a leasant. aromata taste ev acts onthe ier pas las o h
biliousness, sick headache, feverishness, colic,tlatulence, etc. Try VF t
V E V LAXATIVE
IN Appling & COUNTIES, GEORGIA.
We are just opening
up for sale, 25,000 acres,
comprising some of the
fiest farming lands in
the famous wire grass
section of Georgia, for
farms, in - sizes to suit
purchasers, same lying
near the towns of Nich
ols, Alma, and other
towns Eastward toward
Offerman on the line oi
the A. B. & A. Railroad,
a first-class railroad rec
ently built through that
For the First Time
These choice lands are
being offered-for sale, in.
farms of thirty acres, or
larger, and upon easy
terms. The lands are.
productive, lay .rolling
enough just .for good
drainage, and in a corn
munity of chiefly white.
people, and lying near
growing towns, with
good schools, churches
and society. The lands
are well drained; water
good; and easily secured
and health unexcelled.
NO SECTION. OF THE
STATE OF GEORGIA
is advancing more rapidly than this particu
lar section. Good lands are still cheap here.
Do You Want to'
Own- a Farm?
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE to get agood
farm near a growing town. in one of the
very best sections of Georgia. and on easy
terms. We are now ready to offer about
fifty good farms. all within three miles of I
the city of Nichols. a growing city of about
fifteen hundred people, at a price ranging
from $10 to $15 per acre. Terms one-third
cash, balance in one and two years. seven f
per cent interest.
ARE YOU INTERESTED?
If so. write to us. or better still, call on
us at our office at Nichols. Georgia. and let
us show you.
A. J. MEEKS. Manager.