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-.ved His Wife's Life.
"Mv wife would have been in her
grave to-day." writes 0. H. Brown, of
Muscadine, Ala., 'if it. had not been for
Dr. King's Dew Discovery. She was
down in her bed. not able to get up
without help. She had a severe bron
chial trouble aud a dreadful couah. .I
got her a botle of Dr. King's New Dis
covery. and she soon began Lo mend,
and was well in a short time." Infalli
ble for coughs and colds, its the most
reliale remedy on earth for desperate
lun trouble. hemorrhage, lagrippe,
astlima. hay fever. c:up and whooping
ouah, 50c, $1.00. Trial bottle free.,
Guaranteed by all druggists.
The Tool He Used.
"I was throwing up dirt from an ex
cavation In the pavement one -day,"
said an old laborer, "when a little.old
chap with white hair stopped to-lt
on. I was as big as two of him. ter.
a m!nute or two I rested on my shovel
and looked up at him. Said I: -
"'If you had to do work with a
shovel for your living you'd starve to
death bfore you could make a trench
deep enough to bury you In.
- "I thought thitwaif mmat thing' to
say, and I laugbled Ttfn heansered
me. He was a asoi speaking man
with a sort of drawl.
"'I migbt--starve-as--you--say,' he
said, 'and yet I-have-a-trade-In
which I use-a-tool very much-like
yours. In- fact-mrnanypeople-who
work- at my trade-use-the-tool-to
shovel dirt and filth-wIth-as-you-do
"He banded me a steel pen.
"* sit a joke' I asked.
I 1i s-a-tool1-to-make-them
-rad. My name-is-Twain-Mark
-I bave the pen yet," concluded the
laborer; "and no dirt was ever shoveled
with it"-New York Globe.
More Than Gratuitous.
Apropos of the custom of some hos
tesses to invite professional artistes to
their house in the expectation that they
will amuse their guests free of charge,
% story is told of Itme. Berthe Bady,
the famous Parisian artiste, who was
Invited to a social gathering and asked
by the hostess to recite. She consent
ed, and then, in order that there might
be no mistake about the matter, the
"How kind it is of you to work for
us in this friendly manner!"
The emphasis on the word "friendly"
was so marked as to show clearly
enough th'at the service was to be gra
tultous. After the recitation was over
Mme. Bady took a silver card tray from
a footman, and, U. ltatin; the musicians
in the cafes chanuants, she made a tour
of the drawing room and collected
whatever contributions were offered.
and they were substantial ones. Then
she handed them to her hostess and
left the house.
. Lightning's Queer Ways.
As every one knows, it is dangerous
to stand near a tree during a thunder
storm, but if any one is so foolish as
to do It he will do well to lean against
the tree. If he does this the charge
goes in at his shoulder, burning it, and
then passes down the skin along the
middle of the back- Arrived at the
legs, it may run along one or both. It
will seriously burn the knees and other
prominent parts, get out through the
stockings or bore a hole through the
boots or destroy the boots altoge3ther.
But if he stands near a tree or wall
without being in contact the stream of
lightning may jump to the head bones
and cause instant death. If It doesn't
do this it will probably burn the hair
and travel over the skin of the head,
going down the front of the body or
getting inside it and doing terrible
Robert Louis Stevenson was a clcse
student of style and has left more
than one interesting discussion of the
technique of writing. In a letter to
R. A. M. Stevenson, dated October,
1883, he says:
"There is but one art-to omit! Oh,
if I knew how to omit I would ask no
other knowledge! A man who knew
how to omit would make an 'Iliad' of
a .daily paper."
To men engaged In editorial writ
ing (which in. America is the art of
making ideas- effective before a vast
audience) and~ to young men and wom
en in college. who are planning to en
ter journalism. we recommend that the
aboye few words of Stevenson's be
Committed to memory and put into
A Comet's Three Parts.
A comet has three parts. The nu
eleus is. the bright, starlike point which
I.s the kernel, the true potential comet.
Around this is spread the coma, a sort
Qf luminous fog, shading from the
nucleus, and forming with It the head.
Stil beyond is the delicate tail, stretch
ipg away Into space. A.,nd this to the.
world in general Is the comet itself,
though always the least dense of the
whole. Sometimes entirely wanting
or hardly detectible, the tail is again
an extension millions of miles in
length. Although usually a single
brush of light, comets have been seeu
:with no fewer than six tails.
Sheared in installments.
Sheep are put to double use in the
northern part of India, in the Hima
layas. They are -driven from market
to market with the wool still growing,
and in- each village the owner shears
a much wool as he can sell there and
loads iihe sheared sheep with the grain
he receives in exchange. After his
fiock has been sheared he turns it
'homeward, each animal carrying a
bag of grain.
Got His Reward.
Old Maid--But why should a great
strong man like you be found begging?
Wayfarer-Dear lady, It is the only
profession I know in which a gentle
man can address a beautiful woman
without an introduction. - London
oware you getting along In the'
.:ave one client."
.s he rich?"
He was."--Boston Transcript.
Iisbetter to find excuses for others
than for ourselves.
?or Tnfants and Children.
Thg Kina0 YouHav Always Bought
amit Salvc In The World.
Seal oil tee Cream.
A favorite dish with the Eskimos is
an Ice cream made -o. seal oil into
which snow is-stirred nUil the desired
consistency has been obtained; then
frozen berries of different kinds are
added. This decoction Is said to be
about as tempting to the civilized
palate as frozen cod liver oil.
A Legal Quibble.
She (making up)-And you will ad
mit you were wrong? He (a young
lawyer)-Nor but rIl admit that an
unintentional error might have un
knowingly crept into my assertion.
Daughter- lather went off In good
humor this morning. Mother-My
That rnminds me. I forgot to aslk
him for any money.-Christian Advo
The Eternal Masculine.
As soon as a man gets everything
he wants he finds that the things be
has are not the things he wanted.
He that follows two hares catches
Lightning Kills Few.
In 1906 lightning killed only 169 peo
ple in this whole country. One's chanc
es of death by lightning are less that
two in a million. The chance of death
from liver. kidney or stomach trouble
is vastly L reater, but not if Electric
Bitters be used, as Robert Modsen, of
West Burlington, Ia. proved. Four
doctors gave him up after eight months
of sutferina from virulent liver trouble
and yellow jauudice. He was then com
pleteiy cured by Electric Bitter-. They
are the best stomach. liver, nerve and
kidney remedy and blood puriier or
earth. Only 50c at all druggists.
"She Is very proud of her ancestors.
Aren't you proud of yours?"
"I don't dare to be. Too many of
them are alive yet"-Houston Post.
Mother-How did you get so wet and
dirty? Johnny-I was sailing my boat
in a puddle and had to go down with
"Best on Earth."
This is the verdict of R. J. Howell.
Tracy, O., who bought Foley's Honey
and Tar Compound for his wife. "Her
case was the worst I have ever seen,
and Icoked like a sure case of consump
tion. Her lIngs were sore and she
coughed almost incessantly and her
voice was hoarse and weak Foley's
Honer and Tar Compound brought re
lief at once an.t less than three bottles
effected a c:m)lete cure." The Dick
son Drug C,.
"You say you are your wife's third
husband?' said one man to another
during a talk.
"No, I am her fourth husband," was
"Heavens, man!" said the first speak
er. "You are not a husband-you're a
The pleasure a man of honor enjoys
in the consciousness of having pe>.
formed his duty Is a reward he pays
himself for all h'q pains.-La Bruyere.
Look Pieasant, Please!
Senior to Photographer--Which way
shall I turn my eye? Photographer
Toward that sign, please. (Sign reads,
"Ierms Cash.")-Cornell Widow.
Sometimes a noble failure serves the
world as faithfully as a distinguished
Cured in His Own Home Town.
Greenville, S. C.-Dr. J. P. R. Neal,
Proprietor of the Riverside Drug Com
pany tells the way for bis fellow towns
men to be cured of kidney and bladder
ailments as he himself was cured. "I
wish to state that I have been a practic
ing physician and druggist for over 35
years. and have sold and administered
many kidney preparations, and Foley
Kidney Pills are superior to any I have
ever used and give the quickest and
most permanent relief." The Dickson
-,~-s~p t -ss pnem s p q s ~us
An Alarm~uupu atu Nigtrsso i
hol is the. loiud~ oarsen metalli
keepFole's oney n4 Tars Compound~
n and. H.o W. Csselman, Cantona, N
Y..i says: "I is orth itsoeigh in
gold.l Our 2~?jJ lite hldre parei troe
wit croup and hoarens1ad all weu o~~
givep tem is Foeys Hil.oney andTa
thatountrikeas tert hae enbtire house
idn the oud Thoe iksnd DrugllC
cougaor tinup the Tstkn. t n
folrtunate the coe lucn pilat wo
kie Foey'Ms. Hneyns-W Tarin'tpouo
w. ays: "ure miserBt te erhti
ld. usrk hitml onhtile sadre' troble
wtrup armind hresness, mndts allt,
Compound.s we ain'ts goin' to botlevef it
iln the hose." te-Dickson Drugws.
HAwGtn the LTmst.
"Blim-eit! I coeknwi.ll ther
ither megh Irs HrameditatsWa aint no
wchure, faister. Butk the feindthat
up ad ee n throughtw minpoces but,
anm sasteai' sou."-Exchaneli e
tilwesei ne.cg es
"I' he firt t1,00 Lt.' adt
gt"o explieve therieIntln
"BIev know Onlyde the r
otenighI' deedryn tao asmuatea
chr foaih pand aory toars."--ouisvily
Ltaknm ltsf isoag..t corrctge. A
"sthouan wrns $1,000s that aret
grown tat,"nespndispedr tihe mere
A Mighty Crinker.
William Lewis. Esq.. of Unudisruan
who died on Dec. 30, 1793, in the act c
drinking a "tumbler maur"-that is,
cup of Welsh ale containing about
wine quart-had made it a rule in hi
life to read a certain number of chap
ters in the Bible every morning and b,
way of assisting in the digestion of s
much spiritual food to drink no les
than eight gallons of ale every morn
Ing. It was calculated by some mathe
matical genius of the time that in th
course of his life Mr. Lewis must hav
drunk enough ale to float a serenty
Tour gun ship. His size was extraol
dinary. If we may believe the Get
tleman's Magazine he weighed 56
pounds, and the diameter of his bod;
was no less than six feet. Fortunate
ly, says the writer of his obituary no
tice. he died in his parlor, for it wou)
have been impossible to bring hin
downstairs in a coffin. Even as I
was. the undertakers had to use ;
crane to lift the coffin on to a car
riage and to have the same machine i
the churchyard to let it down Into hi
It is said that the flesh of both th
shark and the whale (which latter
however, cannot, of course, be proper
ly classified as a fish) are largely Uil
lized in northern Europe for the preP
aration of a fish extract that resem
bles In some respects the popular ex
tracts of beef, being at the same tim
far cheaper. All fishy flavor Is elim
Inated by chemical processes, and th
extract is valuable for the foundatio
of soups and in general cookery
Whale meat is very nutritious, but it
excessive amount of fat renders it un
palatable to most persons. So this fa
Is removed before t extract is boilei
down to a sirupy consistence and seal
ed in jars. In many of the fish facto
ries of Norway a "fish meal" is madi
that is eaten extensively by the na
tions of northern Europe. In thea
several ways fish which were former
ly rejected as being unfit for food ar
being utilized to the advantage o
Hoaxed the Naturalist.
One of the most remarkable book
ever published is the "IwthographiJ
Wirceburgensis," written by a W=r
burg naturalist named Behringer ir
1720. Probably very few copies ar
in existence, as the author destroye
all that he could get possession of sooZ
after the book appeared. He bad beet
victimized by some practical jokers
who had made a great variety of arti
ficial "fossils" and hidden them in 2
qnarry, to which they then enticed th<
professor. Behringer was overJOyet
by so rich a find and had no suspicito
of the trick, although many of the fos
sils were of a very grotesque charac
ter. He took his treasures home, madf
elaborate drawings of them and wrote
a minute descrlpti6n of each, as wel
as an exhaustive commentary flle
with ingenious and plausible theories
When he had published the book thi
jokers confessed, and then. of course
the professor did his utmost to sup
press the work.
A Terrible Blunder.
to neglect liver trouble. Never do it
Take Dr. King's New Life Pills on th
on the first sign of constipation, bill
iousness or inactive bowels and preven
virulent indigestion, jaundice or gal
stones. They regulate liver, stomac1
and bowels and build up your health
Only 25c at all druggists.
Some Mysteries of Dress.
We have wondered at the popularitl
of the fez in the east in spite of its ap
parent unsuitability to eastern suns
Sir Charles Eliot has some obserra
tions which are in point. "Dress h
the east Is a matter determined bI
rank or race and Is not affected b2
such trifles as climate or temperature
Some people think it proper to g<
about almost naked, others bury them
selves under a mountain of clothes. bu
all would scorn the idea of putting or
an overcoat because It was cold 0:
leaving off a fur lined robe because th4
thermometer was at 90 degrees in thi
shade." These remarks are made lx
connection with the Bulgarian wom
en's gala costume-white linen gowi
with woolen embroidery on skirt a~n<
sleeve, various sleeveless garment
over this and above all a thick quiltet
jacket and voluminous sash. In al
this they will perform the nationa
dance throughout a blazing afternoon
-Pall Mall Gazette.
Changed His Mind.
A southern senator was alone in hi
office one morning when a middle agec
woa entered, bringing with her s
wild gleam in her eye.
"Can you lend me $20?" she asked
calling the senator by name.
"I'm sorry," replied the lawmaker;
"but I'm afraid I can't this morning
I'm pretty hard up."
The visitor fidgeted in the chali
which she had taken without invita
tion. "I need $20 very badly," she
continued. 9!n fact, I've just escapei
from a lunatic asylum." The gleam it
her eye got wilder, and she began t<
wave ber hand bag in long swinging
motion before her. "I just got oul
yesterday," she said.
"That being the case," concluded thi
senator somewhat hastily, "here's thi
Days of Dizziness
Come to Hundreds of Manning
There are days of dizziness;
Spells of headache, languor, back
Sometimes rheumatic pains;
Often urinary disorders.
All tell you plainly the kidneys art
Doan's Kidney Pills are for kidne'
Here is proof of their merit in Man
Mrs. Joseph Wells of Manning, S. C.
says: "I was afflicted with kidney corn
plaint and I suffered intensely frorr
dull, nagging backaches, headaches an<
dizzy spells. Doan's Kidney Pills prov
ed to be just what I needed and I hac
not used them long before I was entire
ly relieved. I got this preparation fron
Dr. W. E. Brown & Co.'s Drug StorE
and I cheerfully recommend it."
For sale by all dealers. Price 5(
ents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo.
Ne w York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name--Doan's -and
take no other.
E LE CT RIC BILI OSNESS
MITTBER AND KIDNEYS
Jean Valjean Didn't Fit In China.
The eloquent advocate, Maitre Gans,
once went to China with his cousin,
Marcel Bing. When they found them
selves at Sinanfou, in the heart of the
Celestial empire, they made the ac
quaintance of a certain Ian, an under
prefect. who prided himself on his lit
erary attainments. He begged them
to dine with him and served them a
s European repast. of which the first
dish was a preserve of hdt gooseber
ries. In the course of the feast he
apprised them that a beautiful French
novel had just been translated Into
Chinese. "It is," Ian explained. "the
history of a very honest brigand. He
succors a poor unfortunate girl. He
Is the defender of the weak, and he
has dtuch trouble to escape a gendarme
who has sworn his destruction. Do
you know this writer? He is called
t "Victor Hugo," corrected M. Gans,
L who with infnite perspicacity had
comprehended that the novel "Les
Miserables" was meant.
"Perhaps." said Ian. "it may be that
I do not pronounce well. In China
we call him Igtorio. His romance is
Interesting, but It Is a little discon
certing. There never was an honest
brigand in ChIna."-Cri de Paris.
How Battles Are Won.
Napoleon had this to say of the way
In which battles are gained: "In all
battles a moment occurs when -the
bravest troops after having made the
greatest efforts feel inclined to run.
That terror proceeds from a want of
confidence in their own courage, and
it only requires a slight opportunity, a
pretense, to restore confidence to
them. The art is to give rise to the
opportunity and to invent the pre
tense. At Arcola I won the battle
with twenty-five horsemen. I seized
that moment of lassitude, gave every
man a trumpet and gained the day
with this handful. You see that two
armies are two bodies. which meet
and endeavor to frighten each other.
A moment of panic occurs. and that
moment must be turned to advantage.
When a man has been present in
many actions he distinguishes that
moment without difficulty. It is as
easy as casting up an addition."
Hunting In Russia.
Nearly all the dogs used In hunting
wild animal In Russia not only attack
[ but endeavor to devour their quarry.
With the borzoi and gontscho It is en
tirely different. At an early age they
are put into training with old and ex
perienced dogs, so that they soon learn
how to properly attack their adver
sary. They are slipped three at a time
after a single Wolf. When one of the
dogs gets nearly side by side with. the
wolf he makes one bold spurt and
with the fore shoulder strikes the wolf
so that he is knocked over or else
grips him by the neck. Each of the
other dogs. coming up. strikes the
quarry in the same manner as he tries
to rise, finally pinning him to the
earth, so engaging him until the hunt
er arrives. The sportsman then either
kills the animal or takes him alive,
the latter being much more exctilng.
.Intrepid Widow-Spenlking of Conun
Sdrums, Mrr. Slocum, here's a good-one,
- Why is the letter "d" lie awedding
ring? Procrastinating Bachelor--Oh,
I'm no good at conundrums. Intrepid
1Widow-You give It up? Why, be
-cause "we" can't be "wed" .without It.
He-Nothing could ever come be
tween us, could It, dear? She-I can't
think of a single thing unless I should
happen to become engaged to some
other man before we get married.
Tramp--Please, ma'am, will you give
me a bite to eat? Lady-I haven't any
thing cooked, but I can give you a pair
-of old shoes. Tramp -Excuse* me,
ma'am, but I'm nogoat..
Ends Winter's Troubles.
To many, winter is a season of trou
ble. The frost,-bitten toes and fingers,
chapped hands and lips, chilblains.
cold-sores, red and rough skins, prove
this. But such troubles fly before Buck
len's Arnica Salve. A trial convinces.
Great healer of Burns, Boils, Piles,
Cuts, Sores, Bruises, Eczema and
Sprains. Only 25c at all druggists. a
Notice of Discharge.
I will apply to the Judge of Pro.
bate for Clarendon county, on the
23rd day of December 1911, for letters
of discharge as guardian for Janie
Leo McIntosh and Susan Irene Me
Intosh formerly minors.
S. WIxsos MicI2TosH.
Workman, S. C., November 23, 1911.
W .L TAVEL,
Sumter, S. C.
Office Over Bank of Sumter.
to call at
J. D. SHIRtER CO.'S, Sumter, S. C.
and see the
The only Car that snade a perfect
race from N~ew York to .Taeksonville
in Glidden Tour.
J.D. Shirer & Co.
Sumter. S. C.
-What They Wi Do for You
They will cure your backache,
strengthen your kidneys, cor
rect urinary irregularities, build
up the worn out tissues, and
elininate the excess uric acid
that causes rheumatism.- Pr
vent Bright's Disease and Dia.
bates, and restore health and
strength. Refuse substitutes.
W. E. ROWN & CO.
headache, biliousness, in
pimples, blotches, yellow
complexion, etc., are all
signs of poisons in your
blood. These poisons
should be driven out, or
serious illness may result.
To get rid of them, use
the old, reliable, purely
vegetable, liver medicine.
M~rs. J. H. Easier, of
S, r tanm S. C., sas
had sick headache, for
yrs.I felt bad most of
time, I tried Thed
ford's Black-Draught, and
now I feel better than
when I was 16 years old."
Your druggist sells it, in
25 cent packages.
InSISt on Thedford's
Elipse Shoes for Men.
The Selby Shoes for Ladies.
Papp Shoes for Children.
This is a grand opportt
ing, Shoes, Hats and Ladies
Come in and look them
large reduction is awaiting 3
>ld in Manni:
"1 keep myself to myself," confided
an old resident. "You modern young
men-are too much on the 'hall fellow
well met' order. I boast of the fact
that I did not speak to my next door
neighbor for ten years."
"How did you come to speak to him
even then, sir?" we asked. "It must
have been an extraordinary occasion."
"It was. The young jackanapes
bought a new automobile."
"And you wanted a ride?"
"Sir! I am no grafter, nor would I
ride in one of the things for any con
sideration. No, sir. But the machine
was new to him, and I couldn't resist
the temptation to go over and give him
some advice about running it."-Bos
Force of Habit.
The professional humorist found
himself in an open field with a mad
bull at his heels. He was running for
"Shall I make It?" he asked himself.
Then a thought occurred to him.
"I guess it's about a tossup," he
As he paused to make a note on his
cuff the inevitable happened. - New
Wanted Some Praise Too.
Tourist (to his landlady)-How love
ly it is here-the green trees in the
valley through which the stream glis
tens; In the background the mountains
and over all the blue sky- Landlady
-H'm, but you don't say anything
about the veal pie and the coffee I
made you.-FlIegende Blatter.
The less heart a man puts into a
task the more labor it requires.-A miel.
Alvin Brand Clothing,
Sterns Brand Voil Skirts.
a Guaranteed at
inity to buy your Fall Cloth
' Wear, at the lowest prices.
over and -be convinced. A
rou in Clothing.
nig at $3.00,
Leather, Vici I
Lll sizes. For a
To The Fire!
The cry of Selling at Cost is
abroad in the land, and well
might those merchants sell at
cost who bought large stocks
) earlyin the season at high prices,
for prices on Dry Goods are at
least lower now than they were
of buying in small quantities for immediate
needs, places us in position to take advantage
of the lower prices all along the line.
almost daily at lower prices is like adding fuel
to the fire. We are positively naming lower
prices on many lines than those who are claim
ing to sell at cost.
A visit to our store is earnestly desired.
L4 H jEmN .NSON
White Front Store. Brown Block.
(We want your confidence more than your
money; we shall have them both for we shall
18.50 and $4.00 a pair, in~
Eids and Gun Metal, Lace~
sale only at