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The World's Largest Flying Bird.
Among the most notable birds i thi
London zoo is what is generally re
garded as the largest Zying bird ii
the world. It is known as the lammner
geyer (lamb vulture, or bearded vui
ture). This giant bird is from 1ndiv
and is the largest of an eagles or vul.
tures. Its wings measure over four
teen feet from tip to tip. and it is no1
yet full grown. The lammergeyer l:
found in mid-Europe. Asia and norti
Africa. It is said to live mainly or
carrion, but it is not averse to creat
ing carrion by knocking an unwary
chamois or goat over a precipice witi
a blow from its tremendous wing, aft
erward fiying down to the body to ob
tain a meal. Even mountaineers have
been reported as having fallen victimn
to this method of assault.--Londor
Napoleon's Prize Essay.
Napoleon I. gained a prize as a boy
from the Academy of Lyons for the
best paper in answer to the question,
"What are the truths and principles
that ought to be inculcated in men
that they may enjoy happiness?" Fif
ty louis he received for his effort He
mentioned the matter with a little
pride one day in the presence of Tal
leyrand. The latter paid no obvious
teed at the time. but a few days later
be called on the emperor and handed
him the manuscript of his boyish es
say. He had just obtained it from the
academy at Lyons. "Have you read
it?" asked Napoleon as he took the
paper. "No. sire; I have just received
it." Napoleon at once threw the paper
on the fire. Talleyrand, naturally
pained and hurt, tiushed up, but Na
poleon explained: "I did not wish to
let any one see the paper. it was
written when I was very young and
might expose me to ridicule as em
The Lotus Flower.
Poets and norelists alike have given
mythical texture and color to the lotus.
The elder Dumas spoke of a lotus flow
er "pure white and with peas, as deli
cate as fine muslin." Nor did the an
cients treat the matter with more
truth. Herodotus spoke of the lotus
as of a plant which habitually de
scended below the surface of the wa
ter at sunset to return to view only
with the reappearance of the sun. The
lotus known to modern man goes be
low the surface of the water, like all
nymphaeas, when its beauty and its
treshness have passed and when the
time has come to ripen its seed pod.
Then by the law of life it closes its
corolla and goes away from the air
and the sunshine down into the water
to prepare for the iature of its family.
It goes at the time when the sun sets,
but it does not reappear. When it
goes down as an individual it is gone
forever.. The petals described by Du
mas as being "as white as the snows
of Hitmalaya" are not pure white, nor
can anything be called with justice
"as white as the lotus flower," be
cause a lotus flower may be red or
blue as well as white.--Harper's.
A Porterhouse Steak.
According to the Encyclopaedia Bri
tannica, the word "steak" is apparently
derived from IceTandic "stelk." used in
the same 'sense as the English word,
.'which meant properly roasted meat,
from steikja, to roast-that Is, placed
on a.stick or peg of wood before the
aire (comapare Swedish, stek; Danish.
stek, roast mneat)."
The same authority says: "A 'por
terhouse' steak Is a choice cut of steak
from the loin, so named, apparently,
first in New York from a well known
'porter house' and eating house where
chops, steaks, etc., and porter or stout
were served, at which these steaks
were a specialty.
"A steak grilled between two other
steaks, which are not served after the
cooking Is finished, is also sometimes
called a 'porterhouse' steak."
Not in these days of high cost meat
would such a practice as the latter be
Very generally followed, however.-Na
. Lord Brougham's Dream.
:Lord Brougham was one of the most
stubborn believers in the "common
sense" explanation of ghostly appear
ances as dreams. At Edinburgh uni
iversIty he and an intimate friend drew
up an agreement written with their
blood that whichever of them died first
should appear to the survivor. Years
passed, the friend was in India, and
Brougham had almost forgotten his
existence. Arriving late one night at
an inn in Sweden, Brougham had a hot
bath, and was going to get out of it
when he locked toward the chair on
which he had left his clothes and saw
his friend sitting on it Brougham
seems then to have fainted. On get
ting home he received a letter an
nouneing that the other had died In
India at the very time. Yet this inci
dent, which most people would pui
down to telepathy, at least, was dis
missed by Brougham as a mere dreaxr
and pure coincidence.
A Rogue Elephant
I "BgGame Shooting In UDPet
Burma" Major Evans tells of a fa
mons rogue elephant that had for some
time terrorized the jungle and that hac
fially been laid low by a bullet fron
the major's rifle. The author says
"He measured nine feet seven inches
at the shoulders and had but one tusk
That, however, was a beauty and
weighed close to forty pounds. Th(
other tusk had been broken off' at th'
toot, probably in a fight. I took i
bunch of maggots as big as a football
out of the broken tusk. The poor beas1
must have endured agonies similar tc
a toothache. No wonder that he hac
turned rogue! I believe that near13
every rogue elephant Is suffering fron
some physical hurt or disease tha1'
causes him constant pain and turin
him from an inoffensive beast into
aa2u man hunter."
.Repels Attack of Death.
"Fiye years ago two doctors told mn
I had only two years to nyve.-- Th:
startling statement was made by Stil
man Green, Malachite, Col. "They tol
me I would die with consumption.
was uo to me then to try the best Iou
medic'ine and I began to use Dr. nog
New Discovery. It was weil I d, f
today I am working and believe I o
my life to this great throat and ln
cure that has cheated the grave of ai
other victim." Its folly to suffer wit
coughs, colds or other throat and un
troubles now. Take 'he cure that
safest. Price 50 cents and 81.00. Tru
bottle at all druggists.
Correct.ed His Veracity.
James-Papa, I ain't got no slruj
Father-ohn, correct your brothe:
John (leaning over and peering int
James' plate)-Yes you ls.-arper~
Her Miid Wish.
"Papa," said fonr-year-old Grace om
eyening, "mamma whipped me toda3
I wish -yon hdi are~uhat
"I Am Well"
writes Mrs. L R Barker,
of Bud, Ky., "and can do
all my housework. For
years I suffered with such
pains, I could scarcely
stand on my feet After
three different doctors had
failed to help me, I gave
Cardui a trial. Now, Ifeel
like a new woman"
The Woman's Tonic
A woman's health de
pends so much upon her
delicate organs, that the
least trouble there affects
her whole system. It is
the little things that count
in a woman's life and
health. If you suffer from
any of the aches and
pains, due to womanly
weakness, take Cardui at
once, and avoid more seri
ous troubles. We urge
you to try it Begin today.
We take this mel
9our friends and patro
favors they have sho
year. and hope we m
our business with yot
May everyone ha
Sprosperous New Year
sincere wish of
S2 car loads of Rock Hill Bug
1 car load of Henderson E3ug
1 car load of Corbitt Buggies.
1 car load of Belker Buggies.
S2 car loads of Moline 1 horse.
1 car load of Moline 2 horst
D. C. s4.
Fire Insurance Folks.
A young Englishwoman introduced
new phrase to a New Yorker the ot]
er day. She had been telling of h(
home town, of its extraordinary san
timoniousness, until her hearer aske
"Why, what sort of folks live therei
"Oh." she said, "they're all fire i
It didn't seem that any one commi
nity could be made up of people J
one line of business, and the hear(
asked for an explanation.
"W-hy," cane the answer, " re 11
surance folks are returned eolonla
who lived abroad and have committe
every crime in the calendar. The
when they get old they come and tI
to square up by living six years
the most painful piety. That's wb
we call 'em fire insurfLnce folks.
New York Sun.
The Seychelles lslands.
The Seychelles islands form an arC1
ipelago of 114 islands and are situate
about 1,400 miles east of Aden am
1,000 miles from Zanzibar. They ri
steeply out of the sea, culminating I
the isle of Mahe. which is about 3,0C
feet above the level of the ocean am
is nearly the center of the group. A
the Islands are of coral growth. T:
houses are built of a species of ma
siTe coral hewn Into square block
which glisten like white marble.
Wanted Something Elaboree.
Mr. Coopah-Could you lemme 100
in yo' dictionary a minlte, kuhnel
Jest want t' find a couple of words I
add to mah lodge offlce title what A
was elected to last night. They d"
chose me grand high most worthy e:
alted imperial plenipotentiary, but
strikes me dat sounds jes' a litft b
od and time in thiak
s for the many kind
n us during the past
y have an increase in
e a very happy and
in every way, is the g
"The Young Reliable."
mts and Auto
is. Prices anc
d For 1912:
1 large car of the celebrate
Moline new Cotton and Cor
lanters (no gears and no chair
NE'w Moline Improved Cotto
One horse and 2 sizes 2 horn
Blue Bird Plows.
Pea Thrashers, &c.
IR, S. C.
+t 'Dhone 553.
it \/ , -.
"OurTw~ Ha I I
dur pltfr wilb none tis
of geun Imore 0rnh1lve01
Our Hat In T
our platform Will- be annune at this time n~
We desire to call the attention of the ublic to our new stock of
Warrick Freses, Virgian French Olive Oil, first pressing and noWon
d in our window. We have sole agency for this foreign pro
duct, ad we guarantee our patrons to furnish them the finest qual
of genuine Imported French Olive Oil.
h*eickson's Drug Store
of the truth of this by making your next purchase
at this store. The result will be a surprise to you
COME TO SEE US.
d lwe adaegnpay
nigt, a.I acetedMr Pooman
yorArt ouNsDhv>ls yu
nie Ring "
ext week in this paper k
The Paternal Idea.
Mia doley-i lost m -eart last
night, pa. I accepted Mr. Poormari.
Mr. oe-Huh You didn't lose
your heart. You must have lost yor
Bowbb-Do you thin we spay ever a
tave a universal g nguag? i obbs- I
aWe hao now, whe money tam- h
Mnnins ro, fo ererybod6 I this
: Mg wod but we camft nf bavq frmt
Notice to Dihrs.
IAwll pso heJdge ofim agaio
thbatef Carleo cont oeen wille
prstthem dul Mattested2 and etherso
dshreadiistrator of said es
Paingo, S. C., February 29th, 1912.
Notice of Discharge.
I will apply to the Judge of Pro
bate for Clarendon county, on the2
14th day of March 1912, for letters of
discharge as administrator of the es
tate of Anniste . richardsecease
ces . PLUMER. RBUHRGSS,
Portwoott, S. C., February 14th, 1912.}
Notice of Discharge.
I will apply to the Judge of Pro
bate for Clarendon county on the
10th day of March 1912, for letters of
discharge as gadiiaor ofesse ear
tatno Buddie rgess, deceaed.
MA.GARET A. BUDDIN,
Frbevill, S. C., February 19th, 1912
Notice fN GIsaGE.
baefrMArnNG S.nt oC. h
2da o March191. fottes ofr
tneysddind ouserlor. tLw
MARNINET A. C.r'N
DRHA R ANK GEIGER.,
MANNING, S. C.
G. 0. PUDICKS OV M. D .
MAURS: G6 . . t .M
t TORshd, EY~ Tading0
Prom ttei ni on giudve sae colecin
Gor. Our reputaton, our reouce
an ould aroae enrued amet m well
The Bak of Manningr
Red Tape and a Murderer.
Ihis is a tale of a self confessed nur
rer who wished to be arrested, as
lated by a writer in Le Matin, ParlIS.
Some time ago a man named Berges
as stabbed to death at Algiers. Three
en were arrested on suspicion, but
they proved their Innocence they
ere released and the matter was
elved. A few days afterward a man
.led at the office of the local police
mmissary and said to that official:
"My name is Marius Yvorra. I killed
erges, and this is how I did it."
The commissary listened to the
an's confession and said:
"You had better see my secretary." T
The secretary also listened to the
an's confession and after a little re- q
tion said: tl
"Now, look here. my good man; this
not the way to get arrested. You c
ust write us a letter confirming the fi
-l statement made to us. Then we ej
all be able to attend to you. Now, d
t along." il
The man left the office, and perhaps Y
,cause he was not a good writer he
is not been seen since in Algiers.
Wu Ting Fang's Good Cheer.
Among the most intimate of the Chi
se friends of the late Sir Robert Hart I
as a high official. Wu Ting Fang. '
ho prided himself on his alert man
r. which made him appear much
>unger than he was, and boasted that a
intended to live 200 years. He once t
:plained how this feat was to be ac- C
>mplished. "The first thing, nata- b
ly, Is diet." said he. "The man who 0
ould cheat Time should live on nuts
e the squirrels. Under no condition
tould be touch salt, and he should
!g1n and end each meal with a tes
onful of olive oil. I have hung
rolls in my bedroom," Wu Ting went
L to explain, "with these sentences
ritten upon them In English and Chi
!se, 'I am young, I am healthy, I am
teerful. Immediately I enter the
m my eye falls upon these precepts.
say to myself, 'Why, ofeourse I am,'
id therefore I aml"-LoDndon Chron
One View of the "TerriblE Turk."
Speaking of the Turk, an Eng2h
sident In Turkey writes: "The man I
ke best is the pure, uncontaminated
ark who has never seen Europe. He
wonderfully hospitable, amazingly j
d, essentially a man of peace and a C
rvent religionist. He is a Moslem, a
is been reared In Moslemism and be- o
wes In his religion. He is honest :
id straightforward In his business d
*alngs, and his word is his bond. I
not suggest that every Turk pos
sses all these qualities which I have
tributed to the race, nor am I paint
g him in too rosy a color. I have
ade many voyages Into the Interior c
! Macedonia and Asia Minor; I have C
itered Turkish vlages high up on 1
Le snow, stockaded against the bears,
here the inhabitants had never seen
European before, and my trust In the
ndness and hospitality of these men e
La never failed me."-London Araph
FOR SALE [
LERE IS A BARGAIN!
605 acres of Clarendon land wil (
a sold cheap, 300 acres cleared
This land is well located for
ring. Church and schoolnlear. ~
For particulars address,
C. F. RAWLUNSON & C0.,
Davis Station, S. C.
~PPAREL SHOP -
Everything of the best for 3
the personal wear and adorn -
ment of both sexes.
We fill mail orders carefully 3
Charleston, S. C
here's Money In It For I
Sumter, S. C.
dice Ovrer B~ank of Sumter.
H. LESESNE. J. W. WmDEMAN, JR. t
ESESNE & WIDEMAN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C.1
-lacker Mfg. 00.
Geo, S. Hacker & Son,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Doors, Sash and Blinds; Columns]
and Balusters; Grilles and Gable
Ornaments; Screen Doors and
!E DEAL IN
Glass, Sash Cord and Weights.
M= ... Krey a..d Bladdae Rigid
he State of South Carolina
County of Clarendon.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Copy Summons for Relief.
"he South Carolina Loan and Trust
anvall W. Elliott. John L. Elliott,
Carleton E. Elliott, Roderick M.
Elliott, R. 8. Elliott, Wayne V.
Elliott, Dargan P. Elliott, John M.
Elliott, Cleo F. Elliott and Richard
F. Elliott, Defendants.
o the Defendants above named:
You are hereby summoned and re
uired to answer the Complaint in
2is action, of which a copy is here
-ithserved upon you, and to serve a
3py of your answer to the said Com
laint on the subscribers at their of
ce, 120-122 North Main Street, in the
ity of Sumter, S. C., within twenty
ays after the service hereof, exclus
re of the day of such service; and if
ou fail to answer the complaint
rithin the time aforesaid, the plain
iff in this action will apply to the
ourt for the relief demanded in the
omplaint. R. D. LEE,
H. H. FIcE N,
)ated January 12th, A. D., 1912.
'o the Defendants Davall W. Elliott.
John M. Elliott and Carleton E.
Take notice, That the Summons
nd Complaint in the above styled ae
ion were duly filed in the office of the
'lerk of the Court of Common Pleas
or Clarendon County on the 20th day
f January, 1912.
R. D. LEE,
H. H. FICEEN,
)TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
t. D. Lee, I. C. Strauss and Davis D.
Noise, Executors of the Last Will
and Testament of Marion Noise,
iasyannah Pinkney, Mary A. Pink
ney, Lonellen Pinkney, B. H. D.
Pinkney, R. B. H. Pinkney, Jethro
U. Pinkney, Israel Pinkney and
Bernice Pinkney, Defendants.
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF A
udgment Order of the Court of
lommon Pleas, in the above stated
.tion, to me directed, bearing date
f January 31st, 1912, I will sell at
ublic auction, to the highest bid
ter for cash, at Clarendon Court
louse, at Manning, in said county,
rithin the legal hours for judicial
ales, on Monday, the 1st day of
kpril, 1912, being salesday, the fol
owing described real estate:
All that tract of land in the county
If Clarendon in the State of South
0arolina, containing thirty acres,
aore or less, bounded on the North
y land of W. S. Strong; East by pub
ic road leading from Charieston to
amden; South by lands of Salina
fason and West by land now, form
rly of 0. D. Harvin.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
E. B. GAMBLE,
Sheriff Clarendon County.
BON-ON PESING 6UB.
We solicit your
leaning and Pressing
vork, and promise prompt and
ood service. We have employ
d pressers and cleaners with
xperience, and all work entrust
d to us will be guaranteed.
Send your clothes to the Bon
'on Pressing Club.
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Woodmen of the World.
Meets en First Monday nights at
On First-Class Real Estate
Purdy 8& O'Brya,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Manning, S. C.
DHN G. CAPR,(o Sout Carona).ven
DSEPH D. WRIGHT.
jAPERS & WRIGHT,
AT ORNEYs AT LAW
elephone Min 6691
What They Will Do for You
They will cure your backache,
itrengthen your kidneys, cor.
-ect urinary irregularities, build
ip the worn out tissues, and
:imnate the excess uric acid
:hat causes rheumatism.: Pre
rent Bright's Disease and Dia
~ates, and restore health nd
~trength. Refuse substitutes.
Succeed when everything else fails.
In nervous prostration and female
jeaknesses they are the supreme
remedy, as thousands have testified.
FOR KIDNEY, LIVER AND
it is the best medicine ever sold
over a druggist's counter.
)R. J. A. COLE,
Upstairs over Bank of Manning.
MANNING, S. C.
hone No 77.
I.tING'S NEW DISCOVERY
Winl Surely Ston That Cough.