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Saved His Wife's Life.
"My wife would have been in her
grave to-day." writes 0. 11. 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 bad a severe bron
chial trouble and a dreadful couah. I
got her a bole of I)r. Kihg's New Dis
covery. andt she seen begau to mend,
and was wall ij a short time." Infalli
ble for coughs and colOs. its the most
reliale remedy on eatth for aesperate
lung trouble. nmorrh:te. lagrippe.
asthma, hay fever. eroup and whoopin'l
coueh. 50c, 41.00. Trial bottle fre.
Guaranteed by all dru ists
The Out of DatO Doub!oon.
Should the reader find a pirate's
buried treasure he will nave to dis
pose of his Spanish gold at its bullior
value, for since Aug. 1. 1008. when
the common crier made proclamation
from the steps of the Royal Exchange
of London that after that date the
doubloon would cease to be legal ten
der in the West Indies, including B5rit
Ish Guiana. the doubloon has not been
the precious thing it was. In 1730
and for about a century after it was
worth SS, "more or less." It has
ceased to be coined in its native coun
try, Spain, and since 190S it has been
unpopular in the West Indies. where
for a long time it figured in a mixed
circulation embracing British, United
States and Spanish coins. In the in
terest of romance, however, the name
at least must survive. It signifies
nothing more than that the coin was
double the value of a pistole, but the
doubloon was never such a mouth fill
ing mockery as "pieces of eight." which
suggest great riches, but mean only
Spanish silver dollars. pieces equiva
lent to S reals.
England's Great Wall.
Directly across the north of Eng
land, between points near Carlisle and
iNewcastle. ran Hadrian's wall, the
northern boundary of the Roman em
pire. It is generally supposed to have
been erected by the Emperor Hadrian
between 117 and 13 A. D. The wall
was of stone and was eight feet thick
and twelve feet high. It was guarded
by eighteen military stations, gar
risoned by cohorts of Roman soldiers,
and at Intervals of a mile were forts
built to contain eighty men each. Be
tween every two forts were four watch
towers. South of the stone wall was
a series of earthen ramparts, and be
tween the two ran the great military
road, still in use as a highway. Of
this vast work comparatively few por
tions remain, a matter of wonder, per
.haps, when one sees the solidity of
the sections of the wall which still
stand, but easily explained by the fine
stone walls In the immediate vicinity.
How to Avoid Divorce.
My advice to husbands who wish to
avoid divorce is this: Don't quote
mother. - Call up your wife while at
business and ask how she is and tell
her that you called her up just to bear
her voice. Take her a box of candy,
one of the zLew books that she is in
terested in, a flower, even if it is
faded and you have picked it up off
the street; a pretty pin or handker
chief, and don't ever lay your head on
your pillow at night without having
done something to gain and obtain a
dirmer hold on your wife's love. Kiss
her every day. At least once a month
meet her downtown and take her to
dinner and the theater. Don't ever
stop courting, for as soon as you do
some other man will begin. Make
your wife your companion. Take her
out with you, and when you have to
have a big time take your wife along
and the divorce evil 'will be lessened.
Loans Without Interest.
In-the city of Barcelona, Spain, there
is a peculiar pawnbroking establish
ment bearing the dainty name of "Our
Lady of Hope," where loans are made
without interest to necessitouls per
sons on the deposit of any articles in
pledge. Two-thirds of the value of
the deposit is at once advanced, and
the loan is made for six months and
a day, but if at the expiration of that
period the depositor should declare
himself unable to redeem it, after an
other period of six months the pledges
are sold, but if they yield more than
the amount advanced the difference is
given to the original owner. This In
stitution is very popular. Thorsands
are every year suitors for the favor
thus afforded by "Our Lady of Hope."
-Richard Ford. "Gatherings From
A young recruIt was just commenc
lng his first course of mus1"etry. The
Instructor, getting very rgry with
him, told him exactly what to do, and
each time he missed the target At
last the instructor lost his temper and
told him to take a spare round behind
the butts and shoot himself with it.
Presently the Instructor was startled
by hearing a report from a rifle behind
the butts; without a moment's hesita
tion he rushed round to see what had
occurred, when the recruit looked up
from examining his rifle and said quite
coolly, "It's all right; don't get alarmed;
it's another miss."-London Telegraph.
Very Much So.
"Miss Gwendolyn is a very super
ficial sort of girl, with her head filled
with fine clothes and making herself
pretty. I don't suppose she gives a
moment to self reflection.".
"Doesn't she? Just watch her when
a mirror is anywhere in sight!"-Bal
~An Italian woman was asked In court
if she had any musical instruments in
"No, signor," she repled, "nothing
"What?' queried the lawyer.
"Rackets-the things they put In
Condescending Chappie-I weally
can't wemember your naule, but I've
an idea I've met you here before.
.!ervous Host-Oh, yes, very likely.
my house.-London Sketch.
- elf Help.
t Is your theory about self
"Why, to help yourself if there is
1~tn n sight."-Exchange.
For Infants and Children.
o Kind You Hare Alway Bought
n'sA niica Salve
SnIve 1~ The World.
Why Ru',ber Tircs Grow Hot.
When an automobile is running at
high speed the rubber tires are rapidly
warmed, and the heat sometimes be
comes very great, with resultant in
jury to the rubber. The cause of this
accumulation of beat in the tire is
ascribed to the kneading of the rubber,
which generates heat faster than it can
be radiated away. For this reason
manufacturers bare found it to be an
advantage to have metal parts in the
tread, such as the ends of rivets, in
contact with the tire, because the metal
being a good radiator. helps to carry
off the heat of the outer air.
A Composer's Dream.
The "Devis sonata'' was written by
Tartini, Italian musician, under the in
spiration of a dream, in which the arch
fiend chailenged him to a trial of skill.
Entranced by t he wonderful perform
ance of his visitor, the dreamer upon
awakening seized his violin and pro
duced from his general impressions
this celebrated composition.
The Virtue of Vanity.
What a hideous place to live in this
world would be if women took it upon
themselves to be too superior for the
use of the powder paff!-London Ma
"Can I see you apart for a moment?"
"You mean alone, don't you?"
"Ernetly; I want the loan of a fiver."
When China Was Good.
During the reigns of Yao and Chun
in 2200 B. C. virtue pervaded China
and crime was unknown, while pros
He who is most slow in making a
promise is the most faithful in Its per
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 than
two in a million. The chance of death
from diver, kidney or stomach trouble
is vastly greater, but not if Electric
Bitters be u-d, as Robert Modsen, of
West Burlingcon, la . proved. Four
doctors gave im up after eight months
of suffering from virulent liver trouble
and yeliov jaucdice. He was then com
nlete!y cured by Eiectric Bitters. They
are t.be best stomach. iver, nerve and
kidney remedy and blood purifier on
earth. Only 50c at all druggists.
Lamb and His Snuffbox.
"One summer's evening,' writes
Hone, "I was walking on Hampstead
heath with Charles Lamb, and we had
talked ourselves into a philosophic con
tempt of our slavery to the habit of
snuff taking, and with the firm resolu
tion of never again taking a single
pinch we threw our stuffboxes away
from the hill on which we stood far
mong the furze and brambles below
and went home in triumph- I began
to be very miserable; was wretched all
night In the morning I was walking
on the same hill. I saw Charles Lamb
below, searching among the bushes.
He looked up, laughing, and said:
'What! You -are come to look for your
snuffbox too?' 'Oh, no,' said I, taking
a pinch out of a paper in my waistcoat
pocket; 'I went for a halfpenny worth
to the first shop that was open!' "
"Best on Earth."
This is the verdict of R. J. Howell,
Tracy, 0., who bought Foley's Honey
and Tar Compound for his wife. "Her
case was the worst I have ever seen,
and looked like a sure case of consump
tion. Her lungs were sore and she
coughed almost incessantly and her
voice was hoarse and weak Foley's
Honey and Tar Compound brought re
lief at once aui less than three bottles
effected a complete cure." Tbe Dick
son Drug Co.
"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
cured in His Own Home Town.
Greenville, S. C.-Dr. J. P. R. Neal,
Proprietor of the R-iverside Drug Com
pany tells the way for his 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
'ost permanent relief." The Dickson
A Death Feigning Plant.
That certain insects, birds, mammals
and reptiles habitually pretend to be
dead when danger threatens them is a
well known fact, but it is generally be
lieved that this stratagem is resorted
to only by animals. in South America,
however, there is a plant-n species of
mimosa-which resorts to cieath feign
ing, evidently for the purpose of pre
venting the grass eating animals from
eating it. In its natural state this
p'nt has a vivid green hue, but di
rectly it is touched by a hnman finger
or by any living animal it collapses
into a tangle of apparently dead and
Lord Palmerston's reply to t-he illit
erate member who asked him, "Are
there two hen' in 'Oniton?" is a speci
men of his rather boisterous 'haff.
"No; only one. That's why heggs are
so scarce there."
Mr. Disraeli's comment upon a por
trait of himself. "Is it not hideous
and so lik-e?"~ exhibited a discernment
Not common with unniattered sitters.
"Twenty Years In Parliament"
On the Quiet.
Little Marjory-Mamma, what is a
spinster? Mother - A spinster, my
dear, Is a woman to be envied. But
don't tell your father I said so.-Liver'
About the easiest thing in the world
is to make splendid plans for the in
vestment of the money one has not
yet succeeded In getting.-Chicago Rec
Milton was once asked if he intended
to instruct his daughter In the differ
ent languages. He replied: "No. sir.
One tongue Is sufficient for a woman."
Fame can never make us lie deo
Multiplying by Machinery.
TIM- cleri.al staff.; of nmauy of the
big insurance companies have of late
years been considerably reduced by
the employment of mechanical calcu
lators. One of these. the invention of
a German. is a compact little affair re
sembling a music box. It may be
made to perform almost instantaneous
ly the most portentous sums in addi
tion, subtraction, multiplication by
one or two factors, division, squaring
and cubing. It is required, for in
stance, to multiply 531,975 by 924. The
first factor is set by touching the little
knobs representing 531,975. To multi
ply by the other factor you turn a
handle four times, push along a slide
one place and turn the handle twice.
then push the slide another place on
ward and push the handle nine times.
The long multiplication is now done
without a possibility of error so far
as the machine Is concerned, and the
dial shows 401.544,900. In the same
mechanical way may be done all the
other arithmetical processes.-London
To ascertain the time at night the
Apacbe Indians employed a gourd on
which the stars of the heavens were
marked. As the constellations rose in
the sky the Indian referred to his
gourd and found out the hour. By
turning the gourd around he could tell
the order in which the constellations
might be expected to appear.
The hill people of Assam reckon
time and distance by the number of
quids of betel nuts chewed. It will be
remembered how, according to Wash
ington Irving. the Dutch colonial as
sembly was invariably dismissed at
the last puff of the third pipe of to
bacco of Governor Wouter Van
A Montagnis Indian of Canada will
set up a tall stick in the snow when
traveling ahead of friends who are to
follow. He marks with his foot the
line of shadow cast, and by the change
in the angle of the shadow the on
coming party can tell on arriving at
the spot about how far ahead the
Fighter of the Family.
The tough little boy with the red
air and freckled face pushed up
against the neat little boy and said
"My sister can lick your sister."
The neat little boy did not argue the
-And my big brother can lick your
The good little lad winced.
"And my ma can lick your ma.
The quiet lad shifted from one foot
to the other.
"And my pa can lick your pa."
There was a flash of pink shirt
waist, the sound of some hard object
coming in contact with a spongy sub
stance, and the quiet little lad stood
triumphantly over his adversary,
quietly waiting for him to push his
ose back into the center of his face
where it belonged.
"But just remember this," he ob
served quietly. "you can't lick me."
A Terrible Blunder.
to neglect liver trouble. Never do it.
Take Dr. King's New Life Pills on the
on the first sign of constipation, bill
iousness or inactive bowels and prevent
virulent indigestion, jaundice or gall
stones. They regulate liver, stomach
and bowels and build up your health.
Only 2'5c at all druggists
Seome Mysteries of Dress.
We have wondered at the popularity
of the fez in the east in spite of its ap
parent unsuitability to eastern suns.
Sir Charles Eliot has some observa
tic-ns which are in point. "Dress in
the east is a matter determined by
rank or race and is not affected by
such trifles as climate or temperature.
Some people think it proper to go
about almiost naked, others bury them
selves under a mountain of clothes, but
all would scorn the idea of putting on
an overcoat because it was cold or
leaving off a fur lined robe because the
thermometer was at 90 degrees in the
shade-" These remarks are made in
connection with the Bulgarian wom
en's gala costumewhite linen gown
with woolen embroidery on skirt and
sleeve, various sleeveless garments
over this and above all a thick quilted
jacket and voluminous sash. In all
this they will perform the national
dance throughout a blazing afternoon.
-Pall Mali Gazette.
Changed His Mind.
A southern senator was alone in his
offce one morning when a middle aged
woman entered, bringing with her a
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 chair
which she had taken without invita
tion. "I need $20 very badly," she
continued. "In fact. I've just escaped
from a lunatic asylum." The gleam in
her eye got wilder, and she began to
wave her hand bag in long swinging
motion before her. "I just got out
yesterday." shie said.
"That being the case." concluded the
senator somewhat hastily, "here's the
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 are
Doan's Kidney Pills are for kidney
Here is proof of their merit in Man
Mrs. Joseph Wells of Manning, S. C.,
says: "I was adflicted with kidney com
plaint and I suffered intensely from
dull, nagging backaches, headaches and
dizzy spells. Doan's Kidney Pills prov
ed to be just what I needed and I had
not used them long before I was entire
ly relieved. I got this preparation from
Dr. W. E. Brown & Co.'s Drug Store
and I cheerfully r-ecommnend it."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo,
Ne w York, sole agents for the United
Remember the namne-Doan's-an d
A Comedy of Economy.
A comedy of economy is reported
from St. Moritz. A stout couple, ac
companied by a son and daughter who
were also "thick," as the Germans
translate stout, entered a crowded
hotel at the busy time of lunch and
ordered one lunch at table d'hote. The
father sat down and finished two help
Ings of soup and all the bread near
him and left the table, his place being
taken for the entrees by his wife, who
had been walting with her children in
the hotel corridor until her husband
The young man then took his moth
er's place to attack the joint. and he
was followed by his sister for the
sweets, all doing justice to the menu.
In the crowd the tourists did not notice
the unusual lunch. but the head waiter
did, and when asked for the bill pre
sented one for four lunches. The
paterfamilias grumbled a good deal
and paid! - Geneva correspondence
Pall Mall Gazette.
Winning the Derby.
It costs a good deal of money to win
the English Derby. An authority tells
us that a horse with the least chance
to win will cost anywhere from $25,
000 up, which will prevent the aver
age clerk or newspaper man from own
ing more than half a dozen or so at
the outside. Then there is t he train
ing, which is a thing not to be done
on Sunday affernoons in the back
yard. An experienced trainer must be
employed, and his charges for the
necessary period will amount to about
$1,000 for each horse. The jockey has
to be paid, and a good jockey would
scorn the pay of an archbishop or the
profits of even a senator. And if te
wins he will expect a present King
Edward used to give his jockeys $2,500
for a win, which makes one wish to be
a jockey. But of course It takes brain.
Just Like Himself.
The cheerful patient needed all his
good spirits, for the severe operation
had been a failure and the doctors
were hesitating to tell him. The phy
sician stood by his bedside in the hos
pital, and from his grave expression;
the patient suspected the truth.
"Well, doc," he said, with a sad
smile. "It must have been like this."
He fumbled under his pillow and
produced an envelope which had been
erroneously delivered in another ward.
On the envelope was scribbled in pen
cil, "Opened by mistake."-New York
Jupiter, the largest of the planets, is
1,300 times the bulk and 310 times the
mass of the earth, and accomplishes Its
rotation on its axis in nine hours fifty
minutes. As the equatorial circum
ference is 275,000 miles, the linear rota
tional velocity of a point on the equator
Is nearly eight miles a second.
Kidder-Do you write for art's sake
or for the money? Scribbler-For both.
I write for the magazines for ars sake
and to my father for money.-Toledo
The Dear Innocent.
Mother-When he attempfed to kiss
you, why didn't you call me? Daughter
(nnocently)-Well, mamma, dear, I
didn't know you wanted to be kissed.
The Turning Point.
Maud-I bear Jack turned up at your
hous again last night. Ethel-Yes, and
got turned down as usual-Boston
Ill fortune never crushed that zoa
whom good fortune deceived not.-B~e
Ends Winter's Troubles.
To many, winter is a season of trou
ble. The frost-bitten toes and fingers,
chapped hands and lips, chilbla'ns.
cold-sores, red and rough skins, prove
tis. 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.
Sumter, S. C.
Office Over Bank of Sumter.
Et~rything of the best fcr
the personal wear and adorn
ment of both sexes.
We fill mail orders carefully
Charleston, S. C
What They Will Do for Youa
They will cure your backache,
strengthen your kidneys, cor-.
rect urinary irregularities, build
up the worn out tissues, and
eliminate the excess uric acid
that causes rheumatism. Pre
vent Bright's Disease and Dia
bates, and restore health and
strength. Refuse substitutes.
W. E. BROWN & CO.
Life Saver V
In a letter from Branch
land, W. Va., Mrs. Eliza
beth Chapman says: "I
suffered from womanly
troubles nearly five years.
All the doctors in the coun
Sdid me no good. I took
dui, and now I am en
tirely well. I feel like a
new woman. Carduisaved
my lifel All who suffer
from womanly trouble
should give Crdui a trial."
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The Woman's Tonic
50 years of proof have
convinced those who tested
it, that Cardui quickly re
lieves aches and pains due
to womanly weakness, and
helps nature to build up
weak women to health and
strength. Thousands of
women have found Cardui
to be a real life saver.
Why not test it for your
case? Take Cardui todayl
Elipse Shoes for Men.
The Selby Shoes for Ladies.
Papp Shoes for Children.
This is a grand opportur
ing, Shoes, Hats and Ladies'
Come in and look them (
largc reduction is awaiting y<
sold in M~anil
Tans, Phetent ]
"I keep myself to myself." confided
in old resident. "You modern young
nen are too much on the 'hail fellow
yell met' order. I boast of the fact
hat I did not speak to my next door
ieighbor for ten years.
"How did you come to speak to him 4
ven then. sir?" we asked. "It must I
iave been an extraordinary occasion."
"It was. The young jackanapes
)ought a new automobile."
"And you wanted a ride?"
"Sir! I am no grafter, nor would I
ide in one of the things for any cou
;ideration. No, sir. But the machine
was new to him, and I couldn't resist
be temptation to go over and give him
ome advice about running it."-Bos
Force of Habit.
The professional humorist found
limself in an open field with a mad
bull at his heels. le 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
,uff the inevitable happened. - New
Wanted Some Praise Too.
Tourist (to his landlady)-How love
Ly it is here-the green trees in the
alley through which the stream glis
tens; In the background the mountains
ind over all the blue sky- Landlady
-H'm, but you don't say anything
bout the veal pie and the coffee I
made yon.-Fliegende Blatter.
The less heart a man puts into a
task the more labor it requires.- Amiel.
Alvin Brand Clotbin',
Sterns Brand Voil Skirts.
a Guaranteed at
dity to buy your Fall Cloth i
Wear, at the lowest prices.
ver and be convinced. A
)u in Clothing.
g at $3.00, $
~eather, Vici E~
1l sizes. F or s
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
early in 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 tire. 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.
R L EKINSON
White Front Store. Brown Block.
(We want your confidence more than your
money; we shall have them both for we shall
3.60 and $4.00 a pair, in
ids and Gun Metal, Lace'
ale only at