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"Marriage atmo''ng Wa-Unga of north
east Rhodesia is much less of a form:l
ity than among the neighboring tribes.
betrothal. being uunecessary, and very
often the parents know nothing of the
marriage," says a wrifer in the Geo
graphical Journal. "In the old days,
before they came under the govern
nent. marriage by capture was com
mon, the abduction being done in
canoes. In fact, the lake tribes seem
ed to be contiaually raiding each other.
and among fellow tribesmen, too, cap
turing sheep, goats and women. Often
raids would be made on Wa-Wisa vil
lages on the banks of the rivers. The
raiders, waiting till the men of the vil
lage were out, would approach in their
canoes and catch all the women they
could. As the rule of Europeans, with
European law. gets a firmer hold this
marriage by capture will presumably
give way entirely to the common
method of marriage by barter. The
local value of a woman is one sheep
(market. value abcet 75 cents). In the
case of a 'nafumo,' who was killed,
compensation was fixed at one canoe.
one sheep and a stri'ng of beads."
How the Name "Turncoat" Started.
The opprobrious epithet, turncoat,
took Its rise from one of the first dukes
of Savoy, whose dominions lying open
to the incursions of the two contending
houses of Spain and France he was
obliged to temporize and fall in with
that power that was most likely to dis
tress him, according to the success of
their arms. one against the other. So.
being frequently obliged to change
sides,; he humorously got a coat made
that was blue on one side and white
on the other and might be indifferently
worn either side out. While in the
Spanish interest he wore the blue side
out, and the white side was the badge
for the French; hence he was called
Emanuel, surnamed the Turncoat, by
way of distinguishing him from other
princes of the same name of that
house.-C. C. Bombaugh, "Gleanings
For the Curious.
Civil Service In Anam.
A novel method of identifying the
work of candidates is employed in civil
service examinations in Anam. The
examination itself somewhat resembles
similar examinations in China. Each
student squats in his little hut while
he works, at the tests provided to show
his literary taste and intelligence. The
subject during the last examinations
was the teachings of Confucius, and
the candidates prepared moral essays
or commentaries. The examination
lasts fffi. hours. At the end of the
day's work each candidate, when pre
paring his papers for handing in, tears
and retains a little piece from the first
sheet. When the best compositions
have been selected the candidates hav
ing the pieces that fit the torn places
are declared winners in the competi
A Father's Last Question.
A New York business man suddenly
said to his daughter, "Helen, have I
been a good father to you?" "Certain
ly you have. Why do you ask such a
question?"'she answered. There was
no reply, and the girl, turning. saw
that her father's head had fallen for
ward on his breast. She went to him
and found that he was dead. It was
only a case of heart failure, with noth
ing supernatural about it. Yet some
times it seems as if Death sent a se
cret messenger ahead to warn the
spirit of his coming, and the soul thus
warned rises and awaits the Presence
standing- No one could ask to die
with a kindlier thought in mind than
that which this man had, nor can ev
ery daughter cherish so sweet a mem
Megaphones in Oil.
Robert Henri, the well known paint
er, was discussing in New York a very
mnediocre "old master" for which a
Chicago promoter had paid an exorbi
"The man is content with his bar
gain," said Mr. Henri. "I'm sure of
that. To a millionaire of that type,
you know, an 'old master' is merely
a -megaphone for his money to. talk
If instead of a gem or even a flower
we would cast the gift of a lovely
thorght into the heart of a friend that
would be giving as the angels give.
What Every Woman Knows.
A woman always knows when a man
is in love with her. A man often
knows a woman is in love with him
when she isn't.-Life.
Foley's Honey and Tar Co poud "Cures in
* Every Case."
Mr. Jas. McCaffery, Msr., of the
SSchlitz Hotel. Omaha, Neb., reco
$mnmends f'oley's Honey 'and Tar Comn
Spound, because it eures in every- case.
'' I have used it myself and I hare reco
*mmnended it to many others who have
since told me of its great curative pow
er in diseases of the throat and lunas.
For coughs and colds it is speedily ef
fective. The Dickson Drus Co.
Disease and Cold Air.
Diseases cured or improved by cold
air are specified in American Med
icine as malaria.- tuberculosis, diges
tive disturbances, yellow fever, tetanus
and organic troubles affecting the
blood pressure. Cold air contains
more oxygen. requires fewer respira
tions and less heart energy-vital mat
ters when the heart is affected, as is
the case in fevers and wasting dis
eases. American MedicIne hints that
a study of arterial tension in cold
climates would yield the "key to much
which is now locked from us," in ex
plaining the benefits of cold air.
Has Made a Hit With Her.
"Don't you think my husband look:
distinguished since he has begun to
"Rather? Why, every time I look at
him since he put them on I can't help
almost thinking of him with respect."
Epithet and Epitaph.
Tommy - Pop. what is the differ
ence between an epithet and an epi
taph? Tommy's PoeOne is applied
to a man before he is dead and the
other afterward.--Philadelphia Record.
"When I take up an ides." said t be
egoist. "-I cover it completely."
' "You do more than that.'' replied the
satirist; "'you bury- it."-Exchange.
The Real Puzzle.
. The puzzle is not whether Bacon or
Shakespeare wrote the plays, but that
die person could get them all accepted.
Bomne is the grandest of all institu
The Danger of La Gripp3 -
is it. fatal tendency to pneumonia. To
cure our la grippe conhs'take Foley's
Honey ~and Tar Conipound. R- E.
Fisher. Washingtpn, Kas.. says: "I was
troubh d witt a sev'ere attack of ]a
grippe that thr atened pneumonia. A
triend advisd Fol"n Honey and Tar
Compoud and' ! -_,v rtielf after taking
the tirs!t few dosts I toork three bottles
and tur. la 2rippe w% a6 eut ed.'' GeL the
genuiLc. in the vellow package. The
Dicksou Drug Co.
Kate and Kite.
An English ciergyma;n visiting this
country was discussing the English ac
"Our worst accent," he said. -is the
cockney one-the one that ttll's, YOU
know, make baste' into 'mike 'iste.'
and so on.
"I once engaged two maidservants.
One was a Devonian, the other a cock
ney. They were both named Catherine,
but that fact caused no confusion in
my household. I simply called the
Devon girl Kate and the cockney Kite,
and they always knew whom I was ad
The Touch Courteous.
"I want to see you tomorrow after
noon at 3 o'clock on something impor
"What do you want to see me then
"I want to pay you the $5 I am going
to touch you for now."-New York
Saw a Risk.
Clerk-I'm afraid I can't let you let
you have that drug, sir. Customer
Why not? Do I look like a man who
would kill himself? Clerk-Well, I
wouldn't go so far as to say that, sir;
but if I looked like you I should be
Escaped With His Life.
"Twenty-one years ago I faced an
awful death," writes, H. B Martin,
Port Harrelson. S C. "Doctors said I
had consumption an'l the dreadful cough
I had looked lilke it sure ecough. I tried
everyihmn&'. I could hear of, for my
cough, and was under the treatment of
the best. dreeor in Georaetown, S. C..
for a year. but could get no relief. A
friend' advised m1P to try Dr. King's
New Discoverv. I did s. and was com
pletelv cured. I fe-v that 1 owe my lit
to this great tihroat. a:.d lung cure." It's
positively guaraitm'et for e- ug hs. colds,
and all t.ro-ia aficc- ous. 50e and
$1.00. Trial bot ,r aP. al druggists.
Vertical Versus Horizontal.
"My wife is very strict on vertical
"Vertical etiquette: What do you
"Why. in an elevator with her she
insists on my removing my hat, but on
a train or a street car she doesn't."
Patience-He promised to take' me
out for an automobile ride, and he
came around today to say he could
not. Patrice-Did he seem embarrass
ed? Patience-Yes: I guess that was
the trouble. He seemed financially em
A Confirmed Taste.
"I'm blest if I can see what Blab
kins finds to admire in that Miss Jor
kins," said Hinkleigh. "Why, she's
wholly made up."
"That's it. I guess," said Harkaway.
"Blabk~ins always was crazy about fic
"The Notmuch family are just wild
about society. aren't they?"
"Why, my dear, they are such climb
ers that they have even named their
youngest daughter Ivy."-Exchange.
Our wishes lengthen as our sun de
Kiil More Than Wild Beasts.
The number of people killed y early
by wild be;'sts don't approach the vast
number killed hv disease germs. No
life is safe fromn their attacks. They're
in air. wate-r. dus'. even food. But grand
pr'tection is afforded. by Electric Bit
ers, whieb destro'~y'and expel these
dadly disease a rms from the system.
That's why chills. fever and ague, al
malarial and many blood diseases yield
promptly to fbis wonaerful blcod puri
ier. Try them. and enjoy the glorious
health and new strength they'll give
you. Money back, if not satisfied. Only
50c at all adruggisis.
"Why do you insist on carrying that.
umbrella ?" asked the bridegroom.
"For purpose of domestic economy,"
replied the bride. "I'm going to turn
it upside down and catch enough rice
to do the family for several weeks."
King Firefly (with much feeling)-!
once loved a woman; but, alas, she
married. Baron Rubberneck (sympa
theticaly)-Whom did she marry?
King Firefly (in a deep tone of manly
grief)-She married me.-Red Riding
Hood. _ _
To Stop His Laugh.
Patient-When [ laugh my side 'hurts
me. Doctor-Ah, well, we'll soon put
that right. Send for your mother-in
law to stay with you, and I will send
in my bill.-Pele Mele.
Calumny would soon starve and die
of itself if nobody took It in and gave
it a kodging.-Leighton.
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 tort ures of an aching back, the an
noance of urinary disorders, the dan
gers of kidney ills when relief is so near
at hand an~d the most lpositive proof
given that they can be cured. Read
what a Manning citizen says:
George June of Mranning. S. C., says:
"I am pleased to make the fact known
that I hav'e been benefited by Doan's
Kidney Pills. Mly kidneys trmoubled me
Iand the kidney secretions were unnatu
ral and were tilled with sediment. M1y
back was lame and I did not get much
rest at night. Doan's Kidney Pills
which I obtained at Dr. WV. E. Brown
& Co's Drue Store, removed the lame-!
nes and after taking this remedy. ii
Ifelt much better in every way.
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo.
New York. so-le agents for the United
Remember the namen-Doa n's-. nid
I Stretch A Point I
if need be in order not to miss this
sale of fine Clothing. Never again will
such a opportunity present itself.
How we are able to do so it is our se
cret. Come and take advantage of
it. It's the chance you have been
waiting for. The goods are all of the
best quality and the price--well, come
and see them--they speak for them
at Jenkinson's. The White Dry Goods Store.
Just arrived, a big showing of Fine Em
broidery and Lawns of all kinds. 4
Swiss Flouncings from 25c. to $1 per yard.
Galloon Bands from 1oc. to.35c.
A very strong Line of Cambric Etbroideries, from I
5e. to 40c. per yard.
The Biggest Line of 5c.. loc. and 15c. Val Laces eyer
offered in this town.
One Box lot of very fine, dainty, real Linen Torchorn
Lace at 5c. the yard. This is one of the biggest values
ever offered the people of Manning.
We have a big line of -dainty Baby Emdbv in Swiss
aind Cambric-match sets.
We make a specialty of Line Embroidery and Laces
and would be glad to have you inspect our new line.
R. -R. JENKINSON,
White Front Store. Brown Block.
(We want your confidence more than your
money; we shall have them both for we shall
For Buggies, Surries, Wag
ons, Harness, Horses, Mules
Farm Implements and Auto-;
mobiles. See us. Prices and
Just Received For 1912:
2 car loads of Rock Hill Bug- 1 large car of the celebrated
ges. Moline new Cotton and Corn
1 car load of Henderson Bug- lte s(orea rsan.o)han
1 -ar load of Corbitt Buggies. Stalk Choper.mrvdCto
1 car load of Belker Buggies. One horse and 2 sizes 2 horse
2 car loads of Moline I horse Blue Bird Plows.
Wagons. Middle B3urste.rs.
1 car load of Moline 2 horse .Harness.
Wagons. ,Pea Thrashers, &c.
D. C. SHAW & COt
SUMTER, S. C.
10. 12 anid 14 Sumter St. 'Phone 553.
We Want to Announce
at the beginning of the season that we have a very Comn
plete line of all
Farm Implements, Oultiva
tors, Disk Harrows, Two
Horse Plows, Steel Plows of
several makes and all sizes.
THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE STOCK OF
Wire Fencing in the coun
ty, and with lowest prices,
Ranges, Stoves,. Heaters, i
Paints, Oils, and Varnishes.
EVERV THINSi NEEDED IN OUR LINE.
COME TO SEE US.
C. R. Sprott, F. D. ffunter, EE
President and Treas. Vice-President and Sec.
I ADING OIL EILL aam
Manning, S. C.
Cotton Seed Products
High Grade Fertilizers 1
Complete Line. :
I HAVE ARRANGED TO CARRY A
COMPLETE LINE OF
on hand and have bought then right
so as to meet the competition of the
Everything I carry is alright in
every respect and will be sold at a
-Tires. Tubes, Prest-0-lite 'Tanks,
IHorns, Lamps, and in fact anything
you want, and the price is right.
Stop with us and get your Oils.
Greases and Gasoline.
1M. H. Bradham :
We taeti*ehdan iei hk
ouS red n arn o h aykn
yerSn oew a aea ces
ouS uieswt o o 92
Ma vroehv avr ap n
Wencere his mehdadtieifhk
favorsthey avesownhu oung thelale."
Happy New Year!
Thanking you all for
past . patronage and
hoping to have a con
tinuance of your con
wish everybody a
Prosperous N. E W
Rigby Dry -Goods Co.
IT PAYS TO TRADE AT
.)against loss by fire with apolicy.
- in a reliable company. Such in
~ surance offers-the one safe and
sure protection. Have us issue
you a policy to day. Who knows
but what to-morrow may be too
late. Trouble often comes over
The Manning Realty and
- Insurance Agency.
are a neces'itv when driving at
night. I hav. just gotton ina
Complete Line of Gas Lamps,
Generators, Presto-lite Tanks,
Side-Oii Lamps, Etc~.. and they
are bonght right.
j-Come by and let us supply
H. ti. BRADHAM.
-are essential to hastening th return of
)henilth of those who are ill. We keeDo
our stock of Drugs fresh, so that your
doctor's prescriptibn may be filled prop
\~- derly. We also keep on band all the
reliable preprietory medicines and remn
Sedies, and the finest toilet necessities.
Remember the name.
At Manning, S. C.
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IT -SES T RT
Wehv. oiieCL CUR . takn
byiec ions whentobi. Mthesirt coutin out th eta
Col. Ad apearc i an ieet does ot oneya well.
ldlyndc beundsalscesu end.Rmmelota the
We hav C oiient OLDz CapUE.
Dickson Drug Store.~