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The Retort Genial.
A southern woman who is now pas
her prime, but whose ready wit stil
makes her a welcome guest wherever
she goes, tells ~the following story
about an encounter with what she
terms a "northern iceberg:" She was
at a musical entertainment at a pri
rate house in New York, and at the
end of a song which had been delight
fully rendered she t;irned with an ex
clamation of pleasure to a lady whc
sat near and whom she -knew by
sight, but had never met. The wom
an addressed looked at her in surprise
for a moment and then asked coldly;
"Have I the pleasure of knowin'g
"No." was the answer, "but I felt at
liberty to speak to you on account of
your being under such very great ob
ligations to me."
"Will you have the goodness to ex
plain what you mean?" said the New
York woman haughtily.
"Merely that I refused your hus
- band twenty-five years ago." replied
trh little southerner as she moved
away to seek a more congenial atmos
The Vegetarian Oyster.
Oysters are most exemplary in the
matter of diet. The oyster is well
nigh a vegetarian, living almost ex
clusively on seaweed, including the
minute pine pollen of the water.
Smaller animals form only 5 per cent
of his food. He is a methodical feed
er. always dining between the hours
of 12 and 2 in the afternoon. When
he wants his meals he simply opens
his shell and lets the water flow in
through a sort of gill, which retains
the food, allowing the water to run
out again. It is only in frosty weath
er that the oyster goes off his feed.
In order to protect himself as much
as possible from the cold he lies with
the bulging shell uppermost. In this
position he cannot open his shell and
must perforce go short of food. But
be would sooner starve than let the
cold water in to chill his delicate flesh.
Bless him!-London Chronicle.
In Mournirg For Tigers.
The Mosa-Arol. otherwise known in
Darrang as Bagh-l-aroi. the tiger folk,
a subtribe or sept of the Bara race,
still regard it as the correct thing to
go into mourning for twenty-four
hours or so whenever a tiger dies near
their village. Solid food is tabooed
no slight privation to the Kachari,
stout fellows and, in fact, the navvies
of Assam par excellence. Then at the
end of the fast there must be a gen
eral cleanup, the floors and walls be
ing smeared with a mud, clothes and
brazen utensils being thoroughl
cleansed in running water and earth
enware vessels that have been used
- at all being actually broken and thrown
away. Lastly. santi-jal, "the water of
peace,' is drunk and the flesh of D
sacrificed flowl or pig eaten by all the
clansmen in common.-London Athe
Big Hearted Goldsmith.
Mills, a fellow collegian of Gold
smith's, called one morning to offer
Oliver a breakfast, when he was ad
jured in answer to his knock and in a
smothered voice to force open the door
and enter. When Mills and others
had at last forced the bolted door
they found Goldsmith so entangled in
the ticking of his bed that he could
not extricate himself without help. He
explained that as the night before had
been piercing cold he had given a poor
perishing woman with five children
all his bedclothes. What could he do?
He had nothing else, not a penny, to
give her. "it was a cold night, too," he
added. "for!I couldn't at first sleep till
I thought of ripping open the mattress
to lie in the ticking."-"Oliver -Gold
smith," by R. Ashe King.
- A Surprise For Swagger.
"Yes," said Swagger. "this is a tur
"Excuse me," said Bangs; "the cor
rect pronunciation of that word is
"No; turkeze, excuse me."
"I say turkwoise."
"Well, let's go to the jeweler and
"In order to settle a wager," said
Swagger to the jeweler, "would you
mind telling me if the correct pronun
ciation of the stone in this ring is tur
keze or turkwoise?"
The jeweler took the ring and ex
amined it carefully. "The correct pro
nunciation," he said, "is glass."-Lon
Douglas Jerrold In School.
Douglas Jerrold wrote "Black Eyed
Susan" when he was twenty-one and
contributed to Punch the immensely
popular "Candle Lectures" not long
afterward. But at nine years of age
young Jerrold had been scarcely able
to read, and it was not until he was
apprenticed to a printer, after serving
for some time as a midshipman at sea,
that he showed either desire or capac
ity for intellectual improvement.
,octory as tn~e Doctor Saw It.
When the doctor was asked what he
*thought of the reception he had at
tended the previous evening he said:
"It was a carbuncle."
"What do you mean by that?"
"Why, it was a great gathering and
a swell affair."-New York Times.
The Bluff Physician.
The Doctor-You would have an et
tack of brain fever but for one thing.
Impatient Patient-And what's that?
The Doctor-The fact that nature made
you an immune from that particular
variety of fever.-Baltimore American
Wealth is social in its origin and
should be used for social purposes.
Foley's Honey and Tar Co pound "Cures it
Mr. Jas. McCaffery, Mar., of the
Schlitz Hotel, Omaha, Nob., reco
mmends Foley's Honey and Tar Com
pound, because it cures ia every case.
*-I have used it myself and I have reco*
mmended it to many others who have
since told me of its great curative pow.
or in diseases of the throat and lungs.
For coughs and colds it is speedily ef'
fective. The Dickson Drug Co.
Not Sure of Him.
"Why are you so sure that he loves
"Because he stays away from me in
hopes he can overcome the fascination
of my presence. And there is but one
thing that bothers me-I fear he will
For Tnfants and Children.
The Kindl You Have Always Bought
signature of - -
The Danger of La Grippe
its fatal -edeacy ,o on-unonia. T
--u-e your a rippe cungiis ik- Fol-y'
Hoeyney and Tur ' Co(vjund. R. E.
F sher. Washia too'Q. Ks., -ays: "I was
troubled with it sen .- at:ak of !.,
'-rippe that thi-,a:euted pneumonia. A
'riend advised Foley's Hont'y and Tat
Compound and I got relief after taking
,he first few doses I took three bottles
aud my la urippe was cared." Get thy
zenuine. in the veilow package. The
Dickson Drug Co.
Spoiling the Game.
Bertie - I don't want to -o to bed
yet, sis. I want to see you and Mr
Shepherd play cards. Lucie-You wie6
ed boy, to think we should do such a
thing! We never do It! Bertie-But
I heard mamma tell you to mind how
you played your cards when Mr. Shep
Small Nina was two years older
than the baby and had come to re
alize that the little creeper was likely
to be in some mischief when quiet
One day she called to her mother:
"Mamma, you'd better see about ba
by. I hear him keeping still!"-Chica
Escaped With His Life.
"Twenty-one years ago I faced an
awful death," writes, H. B Martin,
Ptort Harrelson, S C. "Doctors said I
h ad cousumption and the dreadful cough
I had looked like it sure enough. I tried
everything, I could bear of, for my
cough, and .as under the treatment of
the best cctor in Georetown, S. C.,
for a year. but couad get no relief A
friend advised me to try Dr. King's
New Discovery. - I did so, and was com
pletely cured. I feel that 1 owe my life
to this great throat and lung cure." It's
positively guaranteed for coughs, colds,
and all bronchial affections. 50c and
$1.00. Trial bottle free at all druggists.
BLOWING THE PIPES.
A Scotch Music Lesson by a Claver
A highland piper who had a pupil to
teach originated a method by which.
says a writer in Blackwood's Maga
zine, he succeeded in reducing the dif
ficulties of the task to a minimum and
at the same time fixed his lesson in
the pupil's mind.
"Here, Donald," said he, "tak yet
pipes, lad, an' gie us a blast
"So! Verra weel blawn indeed. but
what's a sound, Donald, wi'out sense?
You may blaw forever wi'out making
a tune ot if I danna tell ye how the
queer things on the paper maun
"se see that big fellow wi' a round
open face"-pointing to a semibreve
"between two lines of a bar? He
moves slowly from thit line to this,
while ye beat ane wi' your fist an' gle
a long blast.
"If ye put a leg to him ye m.k' twa
o' him, an' he'll move twice as fast
"If, now, ye black his face he'll run
four times faster than the fellow wi'
thi white face, and if. after blacking
his face, ye'll bend his knee or tie his
leg he'll hop eight times faster than
the white faced chap I showed ye
"Now." concluded the piper senten
tiously. "whene'er ye blaw your pipes.
Donald, remember this-that the tighter
those fellows' legs are tied the faste:
they'll run and the quick-er they're sure
Kiil More Than Wild Beasts.
The number of people killed yearly
by wild beasts don't approach the vast
number killed by disease germs. No
life is safe from their attacks. They're
in air. water, dust, even food. But grand
protection is afforded by Electric Bit
ter-s, which destroy and expel these
deadly disease germs from the system
Tha's why chills, fever and ague. al
malarial aind many blood diseases yield
promptly to fhls wonderful blood puri
fer. Try them, and enjoy the glorious
health and new strength they'll give
you. Money back, if not satisfied. Onlo
50c at all druggists.
The finest of tortoise shell is said to
be that which comes from the Indian
archipelago. although much of that
obtained on the Florida coast is of the
very best quality, says the Scientific
American. There are three rows oi'
plates on the back of the animal called
"blades" by the fishermen. In the
central row are five plates and in each
of the others tour plates, the latter
contining the best material. Besides
these, there are twenty-five small
plates around the edges of the shell.
known as "feet" or "noses." The big
gest turtle does not furnish more than
sixteen pounds of shelL Formerly the
andershell was discarded as worthless.
but now it is much .esteemed for Its
delicacy of coloring. Sometimes imi
tation of tortoise shell is made of the
horns of cows.
A Policeman's Duty. '
Some of the answers given by can
didates for the Chicago police force at
a recent examination were:
"The duties of a policeman are to
guard the peace and limb of the city."
"If I found a man on my beat suf
fering with a broken leg I would ask
him his name, address, age, occupa
tion, married or single. and would then
see If he would rather go home or to
"Burglary is a- crime where you
crawl in a man's house with the inten
tion of intimidating to steal."-Chica
No -Reason For It,
When Manning Citizens
Show the Certain
There can be no just reason why any
reader of this will continue to suffer
the tortures of an aching back, the an
noyance of urinary disor-ders, the dan
gers of kidney ills when relief is so near
at hand and the most positive proof
given that they can be cured. Read
what a Manning citizen say-s:
George June of Manning, S. C., says:
"I am pleased to make t'he fact known
tat I have been benefited by Doan's
Kidney Pills. My kidneys troubled me
and the kidney secretions were u-nnatu
ral and were filled with sediment. My
back was lame and I did not get much
rest at night. Dean's Kidney Pills
which I obtained at Dr. W. E. Brown
& Co's Drug Store, removed the lame
es and after taking this remedy. I
felt much better in every way.
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-M~Iilburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name-Dean's -an d
take no other.
* -: t Nor AnXIOUS.
-Mini - -times observe some
curiou- human nature among
person their services in the
perfor: . marriage ceremony.
"Wil this woman for your
wedded 3ked a clergyman of
a woul - . room.
"Yes. e :her." remarked the
man in 2 % . deected tone. "but." he
added. -:-:--ising frankness. "I'd
rather i iee ner sister."
The Woman Question.
"Yes. I hare just finished a treatise
on the single tax. Next I shall grap
ple with the ioman question."
"Consult me, old fellow. I grapple
with a freshone every hour."
"How is thit?"
"I am marrled."-Satire.
"Experience," said the ready made
philosopher. 'ls the best teacher."
"Yes." repllie the man who has had
troubles with, Wall street. "but you're
so liable to go broke paying the first
installment on tuition."-Washington
Old Gentleman-Have you any hair
the same color as mine? Barber-Do
you require It'for a wig, sir? Old Gen
tleman-No; I want a small piece to
give to a lady.-London Opinion.
Sue-Tou said you were going to
marry an artist, and now you're en
gaged to a dentist. Flo-Well. isn't
he an artistF He draws from real
There are Uo tricks in plain and
simple faith.-Julius Caesar.
We will sell at
All well-bred HORSES;
some HORSE and MULE4
Farmers, if you attend
from the West well worti
Wehave a positive C'
Sby directions, when thi
SCold appear, and it doe
Sgladly refund the cost.
50 Cents for
(Succers to;W. E
White Front S'tore.
(We want your conf
money; we shall have thi
TO TIHI TIN
When Bathtubs Were Curiosities.
The British Medical Journai assertt
that a century back the English werc.
a dirty people. England can hardly
have been worse than the French. In
1'13 Jean Baptiste de la Salle publish
ed. "Les Regles de la Blenseance et de
la Civilite Chretiennes." a manual for
the guidance of youth which has ran
Into over fifty editions and is still in
print. We are told that "for the sake
of cleanliness It is well to rub the face
every morning with a white towel In
order to remove the dirt. It is not ad
visable to wash with water. for this
exposes the face to the chills of winter
and the heats of summer." This pre
cept continued to appear In the manu
al until the edition of 1782. A similar
work. "La Civilite Nouvelle," publish
ed in 1007. warns children that "to
wash the face in water injures the
eyesight. brings on toothaches and
colds and engenders pallor."-London
Initials as Pen Names.
Greatness has sometimes disguised
itself under initials. About the middle
of the eighteenth century there was
published a book entitled "The Miscel
laneous Works. Comical and Divert
ing. by T. I. D. J. S. D. 0. S. P. 1. 1."
This pompous array of Initials hardly
succeeded in concealing the personality
of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift. dean
of St. Patrick's. In Ireland. A more
effective disguise was adopted by Ar
thur Sykes. the author of an "Inquiry
into the Meaning of Demoniacks In
the New Testament." The author
takes refuge in Initials, styling himself
--T. P. A. P. 0. A. B. I. T. C. 0. S."
And' this is the interpretation: *'The
Precentor and Prebendary of Alton
Borenlis, In the Ciurch of Salisbury."
Auction to th(
udson & Bakei
Xnd extra nice MULES. Il
this sale we know you wil
I the money. Rememberi
N HORSE AM
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OLD CURE. If taken
e first symptoms of
is n~ot cure, we will
rug Store .3
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idence more than your
em both for we shall
V ORK E
'1 Am Wel"
writes Mrs. L R. Barker, ti
of Bud, Ky., "and can do
all my housework. For b
years I suffered with such di
pains, I could scarcely et
stand on my feet After
three different doctors had er
failed to help me, I gave la
Cardui a trial. Now, Ifeel a
like a new woman." bc
The Woman's Tonlc
A woman's health de- ia
pends so much upon her ee
delicate organs, that the cI
least trouble there affects W
her whole system. It is fr
the little things that count w
in a woman's life and 1iS1
health. If you suffer from be
any of the aches and of
pains, due to womanly 1,0
weakness, take Cardui at th
once, and avoid more seri- mi
ous troubles. We urge '.
you to try it. Begin today. h
E E, S. C.,
-'s Livery Stab:
1 this sale we will have som
I be able to buy stock of
he day and place. and don
D MULE CO
We take this metho
y our friends and patrons
9 favors they have showr
year-and hope we may
our business with you f<
May everyone have
prosperous New Year ini
sincere wish of
many years ago tnere wa m
idge on the bench in Berks county
hose decisions. in consequence of nu
erous reversals. did not always com-:
and universal respect. One day in
case in which be was sitting one of,
e lawyers lost patience at his inabii-.
y to see things in a certain light and
the heat of the moment remarked:
at the intellect of the court was so
Lrk a flash of -lightning could not pen
rate it. For this contempt the judge '4
owed a disposition to be very severe
th the offender. and it was only aft
much persuasion by friends of the
tter that he yielded and decided to
cept a public apology. The following.
y the lawyer accordingly appeared.
fore his honor and made amends by 4
"I regret very much that I said the
tellect of the court was so dark light- 4
ag could not penetrate it. I guess it
uld. It is a very penetrating thing."
A Carved Cherry Stone.
Dr. Peter Oliver, who lived in Eng
ad during the early part of the eight
nth century, tells of seeing a carved
erry stone which would be a wonder 4
en in this age of fine tools and fine
rkmanship. The stone was one
)m a common cherry, and upon it A
,re carved the beads of 124 popes. A
3gs. queens. emperors, saints, etc.
3all as they must necessarily have
en. it Is announced on the authority
Professor Oliver that with a good
iss the heads of the popes and kings
aid readily be distinguished from 4
ase of the queens and saints by their
ters and crowns. The gentleman
2o brought this little wonder to Eng- .
id purchased It In Prussia. allowing 4
e original owner ?5,000 for his treas
P. Think of it-$25.000 for a cherry
kr for. 0ash at
rie MARES with FOAL,
for for ash atn
t al oBY nhad
forThe Youny keindle.
IHappy New Year
Thanking you allfo
past patronage and.
hoping to have a con
tinuance ofyour con.
fidence andtrade, e
wish everybody a
Prosperous N E Wi
Rigby Dry Goods Co...
IT PAYS TO TRADE ATI
The~ Time to Insure
st aye. S make'it a point to see
us o dy.Many a inan has..been
9 . ~ ruined by neglecting to - provde'
proper insurance on his prof.erty.
Be warned therefore by home -
one else's misfortung.
The Manning Realty and
I Insurance Agency.
YOU lIWIJ SIP.Y TOIIREI
Sto. SWN with everything you need beec
- ~yon start out in your machmne.
I have a good Stock and am in
? ~- ? , ~ creasing it each~week with-the
- best, and selling it at a reason
able profit. -
Buy an Overland Car if you
U -., want the best.
H. H-. BRADHAM.
are essential to hastening th return of
health of those who are ill. We keen.
our stock of Drugs fresb, so that your
doctor's prescriptibn may be filled prop -
' ~ ~ * erly. We also ke'ep on hand all the
reliable pr-eprietory medicines and rem
oedies, and the finest toilet necessities.
Remember the name.
__ _ ZEIGLER'S
At Manning, S. C.
IT IS EASY TO WRITE
a check in payment of a bill. Much easier than counting out the actual.
Scase. And the check is a recept for your money as well.
THlE BANK OF MANNING
Sinvites you to open an account with it to-day. Then you can write checks
and conduct business as all successful men do. Remember also that the
C loss of your checkbook doesn't mean the same thing as if you lost your -
C. W. WELLS, Cashier. CHIARLTON DuRANT, President
~ / BANK AND TRUST
SIf you look through r bank account you can always see
@ prosperity ahead. A bank account opens the way to all*
Sthings prosperous. Open an account today and you will
Sa the first fonation stne for a. fortune :.: :