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No Color in the Dark.
In the dark there is no such a thing
xs color. The reddest dress is just the
;ame color as a pure white tablecloih
when both are placed in a dark closet
If you would understand this assume
the presence of a light wave motion in
the ether. The color of light depends
upon the length of these waves. The
light waves producing the colors in
the blue end of the spectrum are very
short compared with those that pro
duce the colors near the red end. The
light source that we know as red gives
off only waves of a length to produce
that particular color. A body appears
red because its surface absorbs all the
other waves and reflects the red waves
back into the eye. If an attempt is
made to light a blue body with red
light it will fail, because the blue body
is capable of reflecting only the short
waves producing the blue. and since
the red source produces none of these
there will be no reflection and the body
.will appear black. A thing looks black
when it is capable of absorbing all the
colors at once.-St. Louis Republic.
Improving the Book of Job.
I remember the relief with which,
after long feeling the sway of Frank
lin's imperturbable common sense, I
came upon a project of his for a new
version of the book of Job to replace
the old version, the style of which.
says Franklin, has become obsolete
and hence less agreeable. "I give," he
continues, "a few verses which may
serve as a sample of the kind of vcr
sion I would recommend."
We all recollect the famous verse in
our translation, "Then Satan answered
the Lord and said, Doth Job fear God
for naught?"' Franklin makes this,
"Does your majesty imagine that Job's
good conduct is the effect of mere per
sonal attachment and affection'"
I well remember how, when I first
read that, I drew a deep breath of re
lief and said to myself, "After all,
there is a stretch of humanity beyond
Franklin's victorious good sense."
Matthew Arnold's "Culture and An
An Awful Experience.
A native diver d~scended into the
water to see whether one of the piers,
then in course of construction, had set.
While he was engaged in this work a
great iron cylinder subsided a little,
crushing his hand between it and the
masonry. When, on a signal being giv
en, another diver came down he found
his unfortunate comrade imprisoned
under water without hope of escape.
'After a few moments of mute despair
and harrowing uncertainty a speech
less decision was arrived at, and the
newcomer proceeded with chisel and
hammer to back off his unhappy com
panion's hand at the wrist. The pris
oner was thus liberated, but died soon
after reaching the surface from the
shock. Never. I think, has an opium
eater in his dreams imagined a more
pitiful spectacle of hopeless human
suffering.-"Travels In India."
"My wife is one of the unluckiest
persons I know," began a Cedar ave
nue man, who tells long stories about
his household affairs.
"She sure is," agreed the victim of
the conversation fervently. But his
mild sarcasm was lost.
"She was hit by a street car recent
ly," pursued the narrator, "and got a
*broken arm. That's the fourth time
in less than a year that something has
happened to her. When they brought
her to her senses this time I leaned
over her sympathetically. 'Better, my
dear?' says I. 'It ain't fair!' she yells.
~What ain't fair?' I asks gently. 'Why,'
she groans, 'you're the one that car
ries all .the accident insurance in this
family, and I'm the one that always
gets hurt. It ain't fair!' "-Cle-eland
The Kangaroo's Kick.
When a big "old man" kangaroo stiff-'
ens his tail and converts it into a sort
of revolving pivot bearing the; whole
,weight of his body, leaving his trenmen
dously powerful legs free for attack
and defense, everybody who does not
.want to be ripped& up or thrown in a
heap for a considerable distance will
give the marsupial a wide berth. Only
those who have seen the full grown
kangaroo in his native Australian bush
with his back to a tree, scattering dogs,
bleeding and torn, right and left, can
form any adequate idea of the prodi
gious strength the animal is capable of
exerting when he finds himself in a
The Old Man's Opinion.
Mr. Scrimpps-I asked your daughter
a .very important question last night,
and she referred me to you.
Old Gentleman--H'm! What did you
-"I asked her if she'd marry me."
"Well, she won't."
"Bh? Has she said so?"
"No, but from what I know of the
girl I don't believe she would have
bothered herself about me if she had
heally wanted you."-New York Week
Teacher-Now, Tommy, suppose a
man gave you $100 to keep for him
and then died, what would you~ do?
,Would you pray for him? Tommy
'No, sir, but I would pray for another
".Do you and your wife play cards
"No; we have plenty cf other things
to quarrel over."-Detroit Free Press.
Not at All Hard.
Borrowell-I tell you, it's hard to be
poor. HarCauppe-C-ee! I find it the
easiest thiei in the world.-Philadel
The Polite Chesterfield.
A nobleman of questionable veracity
told Iord Chesterfield one day that he
had drunk six bottles of champagne.
"That is more than I can swallow,"
remarked his lordship.
A Historic Irish Bull.
Notwithstanding the large amount
paid for medicine and medical attend
ance very few deaths occurred during
the year.-Fromn an Irish Benevolent
The Woman Question.
Tommy-Pa! Pa-Well, what is it
now? Tommy - What's "the woman
question?" Pa-Did you mail that let
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
"Catgut" Frome Silkworms.
Probably but a small percentage of
the fishermen who use flies strung
with fine translucent "catgut" are
aware that the almost unbreakable
substance that holds the hooks against
tho fiercest struggles of the struck fish
comes from silkworms.
The principal center of the manu
facture of this kind of catgut is the
island of Procida. in the bay of Na
pies, but most of the silkworms em
ployed are raised near Torre Annun
ziata. at the foot of Vesuvius. The
caterpillars are killed just as they are
about to begin the spinning of cocoons.
the silk glands are removed and sub
jected to a process of pickling, which
is a secret of the trade. and afterward
the threads are carefully drawn out
by skilled workers. mostly women.
The length of the thread varies from
a foot to nearly twenty inches.-Sci
Chopin's Likes and Dislikes.
Bach and, above all. Mozart were
Chopin's ideals. "his gods.- Hummel.
Field and Moscheles were his favor
ite pianists. Field's nocturnes were
greatly prized by him. He admired
Schubert. though not without reserve.
Weber and Beethoven only partially
satisfied him. He disliked much of
Mendelssohn's music and found still
less to praise in Schumann, never us
ing any of his pieces in giving his les
sons. He disapproved of Berlioz. and,
while he liked Meyerbeer personally,
be heartily disliked his music. Liszt
says truly that Chopin sought in the
great masterpieces only that which
corresponded with his nature. "What
resembled it pleased him. What dif
fered from it received scant justice
from him."-Dole's "Famous Compos
The Thirsty Elm.
It has been computed that it the
leaves of an elm tree sixty feet high
were spread out on the ground edge
to edge they would cover five acres of
land. These leaves, averaging 7,000,
000 to a full grown tree, will absorb
.water to the amount of seven tons
during the normal summer day. Were
it not for the ingathering by the sto
mata during the night a few elms
would soon draw off all the water
from a district.
Do You Have the Right Kind of Help i
Foley Kidney Pills furoish you the
right kind of help to neutralize and re
move the poisons that cause backache,
headache, nervousness, and other kid
ev and bladder ailments. W. E. Brown
A Long Credit.
The motto of the highland host that
battIed for the Stuart cause, which
bonny Prince Charlie headed, appar
ently was that heaven helps those who
help themselves liberally. They levied
toll on the henroost, stable and, ac
cording to the author of "The Land of
Romance," even on the pockets of the
t Swarthholm a party of these ma
rauders overhauled the house of a tai
lor, and when one of them was about
to cut up i web- of homespun that had
taken his fancy the good wife earnest
"A day'll come when ye'll ha' tae
pay for that," she solemnly assured
Scissors in hand, Donald paused.
"n' when will she pe hafing to do
that?" he asked.0
"At the last day," said she.
"An' that will pe a fery goot long
credit," the robber coolly returned.
"She wass going to pe only taking a
coat, but now she will pe taking a
waistcoat as well."
A Mountain In the Sky.
Somewhere many miles away from
this earth an enormous mountain
twenty miles high is flying through
space. The mountain is known astro
noically as the planet Eros. The or
dinary man has long taken it for
granted that all the planets are more
or less round in shape. The small
planet EL-os, however, is an exception
to this rule. According to the latest
astronomical information, it is a mere
mountain in space, "without form and
void," and as it turns upon its axis
first one corner and then another is
presented to view. These small worlds
(few are over ten or twenty miles
across) are not large enough to have
sucient gravity to draw their struc
ture into symmetry and remain as
when launched into space-mammoth
meteorites. A tantalizing fact for as
tronomers is that Eros passed very
close to us about Jan. 24, 1S04-before
the planet was recognized-and that
quite so near an approach is not due
again till 1075.
Foley Kidney Pills are a true medi
cine. Theyvare healing. strengthening,
ntiseptic and tonic. They act quickly.
V. E. Brown & Co.
Diana of Philadelphia.
At the mint in Philadelphia are a
lumber of coins far more precious
ihan any which iud their way into
circulation. They are- a collection of
curios, and many of them date from
times of great antiquity. Perhaps the
most inter-esting among them is a
hands-;me coin be:u-ing onl its face the
profile of a woman whien has a strik -
ing resemnblance a' tme goddess of
Liberty of our own cur:renc'y. Ujnder
neath is the singile word "-Demos,"
which is the Greek for people. On
the reverse of the coi~n is a beautiful
figure of the? godde-zs Diana arching
her bow. and the inscription trans
lated into English reads. "Diana,
Friend of the Philadeiphians."
The coin wvas minted more than
2,000 years ago at the city of Philadel
phia, in Asia Minor, where there grew
up in later years one of the seven
churches of which St. John writes.
The prize was discovered some years
ago in Europe by a citizen of our own
Philadelphia, himself an authority on
coins. By him it was appropriately
presented to the mint in Philadelphia.
-New York Press.
Carlyle's Sneer at Gladstone.
J. E. Boehm, the sculptor, once met
Gladstone at a country house and~ was
immensely impressed by the esxtent
and diversity of the statesman's knowi-I
edge as revealed In his conversation
Boehm was still full of the subject
when the morning arrived for Carlyle's
sttting for a bust, and to the philoso
pher the sculptor poured forth his ad
miration for Gladstone's intimate ac
quatance wvith subjects so far apart
as gardn'ag and Greek. Carlyle lis
tened for a time in scornful silence;
then he said, "And what did he say
a'out your work?" "Oh, nothing."
sid Boehmi. '-Ue doesn't know any
thing about sculpture." -'Of course,"
growled Carlyle, "of course, and he
showed his knowledge about things
that y-ou didn't understand. No doubt
if you asked Bllackie he'd say that
Gladstone knew nothin,~ about Greek,
and the gardener would tell you that
Was Good *once.
A: certain well known composer now
tn the full vigor of his established rep
ntation was at one time when he was
comparatively unknown engaged in
writing the music for a production fa
thered by two managers who knew
exa'tly what they wanted, in addition
to knowing next to nothing of the mu
sicl classics. After having burned
much midnight oil and worked himself
into a state of semicollapse in a vain
endeavor to produce a finale which
would please them the composer tore
up page after page of rejected manu
script and in despair took to the the
ater an entire section of "Faust" to
which he had somehow managed to
fit the words assigned to him. He
played it over, and one of the mana
gers said quite unfeelingly, "Well, Gus,
the others were pretty bad, bue this
one is the rottenest of them all." "So?"
remarked tee weary musician dryly.
"It was considered good when Gounod
wrote it!"-Metropolitan Magazine.
One Story Eclipsed.
"Hot in Brazil?'" said the young man
who had just returned from a trip
to South America. "Well. I should
say so. Do you know, for days at a
time we couldn't take our after dinner
siesta on account of the peculiar
"What noises?" asked the blond ste
"Why, the coffee popping on the
trees. You see, the sun was so hot
the grains just roasted before they
The old traveler yawned.
"Rather warm down there, bub," he
rejoined laconically, "but when I was
down there you couldn't sleep at night.
Every once in awhile there would
sound the most extraordinary crack
ling noise that ever fell upon the hu
"What were the sounds, Mr. Bings?"
And Mr. Bings yawned again and
replied, "The rubber trees stretching
Where One's Breath Falls as Snow.
Verkhoiansk, a small village in the
northeast of Siberia, Is the coldest
place in the world. It is a convict
station. No precautions against es
cape are needed,' for 'Verkhoiansk is
guarded by the wind. Though the
average temperature of the three
worst winter months is S5 degrees of
frost, intense cold like this is easy to
bear in calm weather. But a strong
breeze at that temperature or within
20 degrees of It will kill every living
thing not under shelter. In the icy
cold of Verkholansk an iron ax head
dropped on the ground smashes like
glass. - A board of unseasoned wood,
on the other hand, freezes as hard as
steel. Frozen nicotine blocks the
stem of tobacco pipes, while one's
breath falls at one's feet in a fine
Going Too Far.
Along a country road walked a man
and woman. The latter, a gaunt, stern
faced female, was bullying the meek
little fellow, who trudged just in front
of her with downcast head. Suddenly
the woman, turning, saw a bull racing
down the road behind them. She
quickly took refuge in the hedge, but
her companion. unconscious of aught
but his woes, kept on his -way. The
bull caught up to him and sent him
spinning into a muddy ditch, then con
tinued on its wild career. As the woe
begone figure crawled out of the mire
he saw his better half coming toward
him. Plucking up a little spirit, he
whimpered. "M-M-Maria, if you hit me
like that a-g-g-gain you'll really get my
temper up, so I warn you."
More and More.
The gravedigger in "~Hamlet"' was
a very witty man, wittier far than
many of the epitaph makers who have
adorned headstones with their jingles.
A sample of the punning rhymes
which are cut on tombs follows. It
comes from th-e grave of William
More, at Stepney, near London:
Here Uies one More, and no more than he.
The More and no more-how can that be?
Why, one More and no more may lie here
But here lies one More, and that's more
Curiosities of Etymology.
It is extraordinary how words for
the same thing differ in even so small
a country as England. Take "left
handed;" for example. In Gloucester
shire such a person is described as
"scrammy," in Staffordshire he be
comes "craggy," the phrase for a left
handed Yorkshireman is "gawkrod
ger" or "callick handed," and in the
next county, Durham, he Is "cuddy
"I wonder what has happened to Mr.
Green?" said Mrs. Brown to a lady
friend. "He seems so dismal now, and
he used to be a practical joker!"
"Ah," was the response, "he pro
posed as a joke to his present wife.
She accepted him, and he says he will
never indulge In a joke again."
A Prank of the Types.
A sentimental novelist, describing his
heroine as one who "always kept mod
estly in the background," was horri
fied to find it recorded in print that she
"always kept modesty in the back
"So your Shakespeare club is a great
"Yes. We have accumulated enough
fines for nonattendance to take us all
to a musical comedy."-Washingtonl
A girl feels flattered when told she
looks well in anything, but a wife
thinks such a compliment only a plot
to get her to wear old clothes.
will cure any skin disease. That's
the price of h-UNT'S CURE, and it
is absolutely guaranteed.
A. 13. Richards Medicine Co.,
rlake iiar.e and Bladder Right
An Ordinance to Prevent Cruelty I
Animals within the Town of Mai
ning, and to Provide a Penalty f<
the Violation thereof.
Be it ordained by the Mayor an
Aldermen of the Town of Maniiin
and by authority of the same:
SYcTIoN 1. That on and after tl
approval of this ordinance it shall 1
unlawful for any person or persor
to wilfully abuse or cruelly trea
cruelly drive, work. when unfit f
labor, overload, overdrive, overworl
torture, torment, needlessly mutilat<
ill treat or otherwise inflict unnece
sary pain or suffering upon any horsi
mule or draft animal or beast of bn
den within the incorporate limits
the said Town of Manning.
SEc. 2. That every person violatin
the same, upon conviction thereo
shall be fined not more than S15.(
or be con fined upon the public worl
of said Town for a period of not mot
than fifteen days.
Ratified in Council, this .3rd day
April, A. D. 1911.
R. C. WELLS. A. C. BRADHAM,
Clerk of Council. Mayo:
Annual Reunion United Confederate Veteran
Little Rock, Ark., May 15th-18th, 1911
For this occasion the Atlanti
Coast Line Railroad has authorize
special low rates, May 13th, 14th an
15th; limited until May 23rd Tickel
can be deposited at Little Rock, an
upon -payment of a fee of fifty cent:
at time of deposit, limit of tick(
can be extended to, and includin
June 14th. 1911.
For rates and information, appl
to nearest Agent or T. C. Wbiti
General Passenger Agent, Wilming
ton, N. C.
The Confederate Monument.
The movement so long neglected hz
at last begun to erect a monument t
the memory of the heroes who wore tb
gray,-soldiers whose record was th
marvel of the civilized world. Clarendo
now proposes to place upon the cou
house square a suitable mark of its p:
triotism by having erected a shaft i
honor of those who responded and lai
down their lives upon their country
altar. All contributions'sent to TE
MANNING Tnms will be acknowledge
through its columns.
J. H. Lesesne...................$10 C
Louis Levi...................... 10 C
Fred Lesesne ... ........ ....10 C
.\rs. E. Appelt.................. 10 C
David B. Jones.............. 10 4
D. L. Green..................... 5 C
C. M. Mason.................... 5 C
R. F. Ridgeway...... ........... 1 C
R. M. Strange................. 5 C
W. T. Wilder...... .....
R. R. Harvin, Tadmor, Tex..... 10 C
H. 1. Strange.................... 5 C
.J. T. Touchberry .... ......... 5 C
Why not take a trip to Florida c
Cuba? They have been brought witl
in easy reach by the splendi
Through Train Service of the A1
lantie Coast Line Railroad. Write fc
illustrated book-lets, rates or an
other information, which will b
T. C. WHITE,
Gen. Pass. Agent,
Wilmington, N. C
What You Save
Makes You Ricd
Through our purchase of th
bankrupt stock of The Mode
Grocery Co. we secured a choic
line of goods at about half thei
regular value. These goods w
offer at less than wholesal
prices. We quote only a partii
list of our many
7 Cakes 25c.
Snow Drift Wesson -Oi
2 Lb. Can 25c.
Eagle Thistle Soda
1 Lb. Package 3c.
Pink Alaska Salmon
Soda Crystal Soap
9 Cakes 25c.
Remnant Lots Tobacci
Above prices to close out sma:
lots of several pounds. Thes
tobaccos are regular 45c. to 60c
grades. All fresh and sound.
It will be worth your while t
get our special bankrupt pu
chase figures on Soap. Bakin,
Powders, Sal mon, Tobacco, Sods
Lye. Matches, &c., by the cas'
Will wallop any price you've go1
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ARANT'S DRU6 STOR]
The Licensed Druggist,
Sells Everything in
nDRUGS and NMEDICSINI
0 Notice is hereby given that an el
a- tion will be helId at Sardinia May 20
yr 1911 for the purpose of voting an ad
tional levy of five mills for school p
d poses in Sardicia School District '
*g 28. Only qualified electors cen vote
said election. Polls open from 8 a.
ie~ to 4 p. mn.
o L. B. McFADDIN,
is D. R. DuBOSE.
J. T. GARLAND,
>r Trustees District No. 28
ed FOR SALE!
A HERE IS A BAR6Alf
, 605 acres of Clarendon laud wv
)O be sold cheap, 300 acres clear
:s and stumped.
e This land is well located 1
f farming. Church and school nel
For particulars address,
C. F. RAWLINSON & CO.,
Davis Station. S. C.
ec Wintrop College
d Scholarship and Entrance Exa:
The examination for the award
vacant scholarships in Winthrop C
lege and for the admission of ,n
y students will bo held at the coun
court house on Friday, July 7, at
a. i. Applicants must be not 1
than fifteen years of age. Wh
Scholarships are vacant after Jul,
they will be awarded to those m
ing the highest average at this
amination, provided they meet t
s conditions governing the award. A
o plicants for scholarships should wr
e to President Johnson before the i
e amin.tion for Scholarship exami
n tion blanks.
t Scholarships are worth $100 a
- free tuitio'n. The next session -m
n open September 20th, 1911. I
d further information and catalog
E Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, 5
C OLARENDON C1
I make a specialty of |
farm lands. My sales of
t- amounted to- about 8200,C
d letters from several hundr
property in which they ex
If you have farm property
e sonable prices, I would be
the very best service possi
My commission rates E
City, Farm and
Sold on Comission I 1U 1
, Great chance for all
Zreceive for each boo
Ask more about
new contestants eve
- Get busy. every
wise is sufficient-se
the 17th of May.
C- Notice is hereby given that an
.h. election will be held at Trinity
di- School House, May 26th, 1911, for the
r- purpose of voting an additional levy
0. of one mill annually for school par
in poses in School Disrict, No. 27.
m. Only qualified electors can vote in
election. Rolls open from 8 a. in to
.1. J. NETTLES,
.T. M. LEE.
J. M. GRAHAM.
. Trustees School District No. 27.
Delinquent Land Sale.
1 By authority vested in me by exe
cutiots issued and directed to me by
L. L. Wells, County Treasurer. I will
offer for sale for cash at public out
ed ery. the following tracts or lots of
land on the 5th day of June at the
or court house in Manning. at 12 o'clock,
. M.. at the suit of the State for taxes:
Fulton township-James P. Brown,
2 lots; Henry F. Stack. 38 acres.
Calvary township-John H. John
son, 1 lot.
Santee township-Little Sam Dukes,
5 1-2 acres.
_ Concord township-Lillie Richard
son, 11 acres.
Manning township-P. J. DeLane,
1 lot; Estate H. B. ivy; 1 lot.
Harmony township-P. J. DeLane,
- 100 acres.
Purchasers to pay for papers.
E. B. GAMBLE,
of sheriff Clarendon County.
4 W. K, TAVEL,
a- Land Surveyor,
or Sumter, S. C.
C. Office Over Bank of Sumter.
UNTY PROPERTY 2
umter and Clarendon County
farm lands the past season
00. I now have on my files
ed parties inquiring for farm
ppect to invest the coming fall.
which you want to sell at rea
pleased to list it and give you
re 5 per cent. on the saie price.
Real Estate Loans,
Money Invested at
6, 7, and 8 per cent
er, S. C.
contestants. Sell Tr-ad
ooks at .
k sold, 25,000 votes.
themn. We are getting
ry day. Why don't you
body-A word to the
nd in all Blue Votes by
al other Envelopes
The majority of motor
ists throughout the world
are satisfied users of
Michelin Inner Tubes.
They are the best judges.
Look for *) $ on leading
this sign garages
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WE WILL GIVE AWAY
UNITED PIANO COMPANY,
The Piano is now on display in our store.
Come to the Store
And have us explain how you can get
the Piano Absolutely Free.
Rigby Dry Goods Co. i
C 4all and see us when in need of a first
@ class horse or mule right.
JUST RECEIV .D: 2 cars of fine Horses and Mules.
1 ca of -Moline, 2and 4-horse Wagons.
1 car of Moline, 1-horse Wagons.
1 car of the celebrated N~ohine Farm Imple
Sments, consisting of the following:
Stalk Choppers. Harrows, Corn and Cotton Planters, Blue Bird
one and twe-horse Steel Turn Plows and Cultivators.
The Hudson, Chalmers and Hup,
in all models.
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SReliable SprinigGoods i
At D. Hlirschman's.
OURl prices are right. that's our secret of
holding trade, and why we are growing larg
2 er all the time. Always pleasant to Iil! your
mail orders, or see you if you are coming to
Manning, and you can depend upon getting
a Square Deal just as advertised, as a continu
acet ofyour trade is looked for. it will pay
Almost anything in the line of Men's. B~oy's,
and Children's Clothing at Cut Prices.