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A Solemn Dance.
They have a singuiar kind of dance
conducted on the greens of country vil
lages in Russia. The dancers stand
apart, a knot of young men here, a
knot of maidens there. each sex by it
self and silent as a crowd of mutes. A
piper breaks into a tune; a youth pulls
off his cap and challenges his girl with
a wave and bow. If the girl is willing.
she waves her handkerchief in token of
assent. The youth advances, takes a
corner of the handkerchief in his hand
and leads his lassie round and round.
No word is spoken and no laugh is
heard. Stiff with cords and rich with
braids. the girl moves heavily by her
self. going round and round and never
allowing her partner to touch hor hand.
The pipe goes droning on for hours In
the same sad key and measure, and
the prize of merit in this "circling," as
the dance Is called, is given by specta
tors to the lassie who in all that sum
mer revelry has never spoken and nev
About 200 miles in every direction is
tite distance a man can see when stand
ing on a clear day on the peak of the
highest mountain-say at a height of
20,00S feet. or a little over five miles
above the level of the sea. An ob
server must be at a height of C,67
feet above sea level to see objects :,t a
distance of a hundred miles. The ..s
tance in miles at which an object urp.'1
the surface of the earth is visible is
equal to the square root of one and
one-half times the height of the ob
server in feet above sea level. Some
allowance has to be made for the ef
feet of atmospheric refraction, but as
the refraction varies at different heights
and is affected by the various states of
the weather no precisely accurate fig
ures for general purposes can be given.
Probably from one-fourteenth to one
tenth of the distance given by the
formula would have to be deducted
owing to the refraction of the atmos
"Long Live the King."
The expression "The king is dead,
long live the king." indicates the auto
matic succession of ruling sovereigns
that the moment a king dies his suc
cessor becomes king without any fur
ther formality. It is believed to have
had its origin at the death of Louis
XIV. of France. In Pardoe's "Life of
Louis XIV.'' is the following account
of the announcement of the death of
"The death of Louis XIV. was an
nounced by the captain of the body
guard from a window of the state
apartment. Raising his truncheon
above his head, he broke it in the cen
ter and, throwing the pieces among
the crowd, exclaimed in a loud voice.
'Le rol est mort:' (the king Is dead).
Then, seizing another staff, he flour
ish'ed it in the air as he shouted, 'Vive
le rol' (Long live the klng)."-New
Screws are still made in India just
as they were made originally, by wind
Ing two soft wires together around a
mandrel. The wires are then carefully
separated, and one of them Is soldered
Into a tube r- nut, while the other is
soldered to a short rod. All the silver
smiths make their screws In this way,
and they are all left handed, for they
are wound over and over by the right
hand. Screw bolts and screw- presses.
were introduced by Europeans, and
for many years all the cotton export
ed from India was compressed by a
massive screw of wood, turned round
by cattle yoked to a long lever. This
screw may still be found In remote dis
tricts. It Is cut entirely by hand and
Is set out by winding two ropes around
the hand dressed beam to give the
Dickens and a Face Ache.
Dickens wanted to be an actor before
he was an author. He would have
been but for a face ache. When he
was a lad and a lawyer's clerk he had
attaIned a trial of his power of repro
ducing "character and oddity" before
Mathews and Charles Kemble. But a
face ache kept him at home, and soon
after he "made a great splash" as a
newspaper reporter. Thereafter he re
produced "character and o4.dity" on pa
per Instead of the stage.
Rector (on his way to church, meet
ing a gamekeeper)-Come, my good1
fellow, how is it I never see you at
church? Gamekeeper-We11, sir, I don't
wish to make your congregation small
er. Rector (puzzled)-I don't see how
you could. Gamekeeper-Well, sir, you
see, if I came to church the rest of the
parish would go poaching.-Londoni
A Matter of Change.
"What a chnge a woman can make
b a man's lUfe!" sighed the very young
"Right you are, my boy," sighed the
-scanty haired man who had been up
against the matrimonial game for
many years, "and what a lot of change
she requires while doing it!"
A Time Limit.
"I think r'1 go and get a drink
"Oh, darling, you know you swore
off for a year!"
"Yes, but two years elapse between
this aict and the next."-London Tat
The Musician--Hang it, Bill, don't
you realize that one of your shoes
squeaks in a B fiat and the other in G
Ignorance of one's misfortunes is
clear gain.-Eurpides. _
Do not drag along with a kidney all
meat that saps your strength. causes!
terrible backaches, sleeplessness, ner
vousness and loss of appetite. Take
Folev Kidney Pills. They quickly cure
all kidney and bladder ailments. Dick
son Drug Store.
"What!" exclaimed the young man
whom we shall call Bill. "You got en
gaged last night? Why, Archie, my
dear old friend, tell me how you ever
came to do it!"
"Well, Billie," blushed the fellow we
have already named as Archie. "1
really hardly know myself. But it
was just as easy as falling off a log.
I was on the edge of a proposal-she
gave me a gentle push-and there I
"Gee! I never had any such experi-:
ence. Every time I try to start my
knees knock together, my teeth chat
ter, and my tongue gets stuck in my
throat. I've tried a dozen times to
propose to Marguerite Dempster, you
know, and 1 get stuck every time."
"And she lets you get stuck'?"
"Then you're nurting the wrong
The Danger After Grip
ies often in a ru - oa vytem. IX-1.
needL then is E:- o rc T bies he VI
.riuU moue. bOld puriter a:.,d regulat,
o. stmb Iie n!kiny.To
at~ds havc prove.t .:i tT hy wonderfu
s~ reU2thle' th:~Ca t'v. bul hup the
temi ad restore to hathad ood SP:
it; af:efr an attack of Grip. I r :-uferiu
try th-in. Only 30 cents. Sol' aud pt
feet satisfaction guara teed by aLi drt
Saved by a Cigar.
M. Guizot. the well known Fren
historian. while out walking in one <
the public gardens of Paris notie
that .1e was being followed by a di
reputable looking and badly dress(
Individual. M. Guizot was puzzled 1
the man's behavior, but instead <
sbowing alarm he calmly sat don
when be arrived at his favorite sea
The rufflan. without hesitation, can
and sat down beside him and gave ti
historian so fierce a look as to have di
oncerted a less timid man. But wit
a delightful nonchalance M. Guiz<
took out bis cigar case,. abstracted
igar and slowly lit it. The effect
this action upon his companion wl
remarkable. With a start and a scov
the man suddenly rose and. mutterin
to himself. "The man I want to ki
never smokes." walked rapidly awa
A week or so later the historian rea
in the twwspapers that this same iud
vidual bad been arrested for a violet
attack upon a wel! known public ofl
clal who bore a strong likeness to \
Guizot himself. The famous writ(
ent home and smoked a big cigar i
honor of his narrow escape.
Anecdote of Gounod.
Gounod was at one moment withi
in ace of taking holy orders, but o
reflection be thought that the life of
priest would not suit him. He non
the less remained a rarm and devoi
Catholic and adored religious musi<
Dn this point a typical anecdote is tol
Df him. It occurred during the r(
bearsal of his "Drames Sacres" at tt
Vaudeville theater. The manager cal
?d ou him one morning and asked pe1
toission to make a suggestion.
think. mon cher maitre." he said, "the
there is something wanting in you
ma.re. For exampie, do you not thin
that the Barabbas incident might b
Improved by a little more orchestr2
ffect?" Gounod, without replywg, hi
bis head in his hands and after two c
three minutes of meditation sudden
xclaimed: "No; decidedly no. Such
lackguard as that does not desert
ore music."-London Graphic.
Reassuring "Miss Blake."
As they boarded the train they ha
every look of being a bridal couple
rhe young man carefully escorted th
roung woman to a seat. while the i
:erested passengers smiled indulgentl3
rhen. extending his hand to the sul;
osed bride. he said in a very lou
oice. "Well. Miss Blake, the train i
tbout to pull out; I wish you a ver
)easa3t journey." and. doffing his sof
at, he hurried off the train. The pa
~egers looked disappointed.
But the young woman seemed ners
>us. By and by she called the porte
tnd in a whisper gave him some myt
:erious errand. He came back in:
noment and said in a voice audiblet
"Yo're all right. mna'am. He's in d
Everybody smiled, and the brid
lushed prettlly.-Youth's Companion.
Sothern and Laura Keen.
The elder Sothern had a great rept
ation as a practical joker, and t
note his son's own words: "His nerv
;taggered people at times. I remembe
hat in Baltimore he was once joine
by that clever actress Laura Keen<
anra Keene was very hot tempere<
On one occasion something wex
wrong, and she called my father to he
ressing room and began to give hli
i terrific tongue lashing, in the mids
y which he suddenly turned out th
gas. 'How dare your' shrieked th
ascinating Laura. 'I can't bear to se
t pretty woman in a temper.' said m;
sther as he calmly lit the gas again.'
R. G. Collins, Postmaster e~t Barnega
. J., advises his friends, "I find you
~oley's Honey and Tar Compound rth
>est remedy for a cough I ever tried.
kad a lagrippe cough that left me cot
>letely exhausted. but after taking ba:
bottle of Foley's Honey and Tar Con
ound, the coughing spells entirel
eased. I wish to say it can'4 be beat.
)ickson Drug Store.
The Gaelic Alphabet.
Men familiar with the Gaelic tongu
tell us that the alphabet of that a3
cent language is the most curious<
al alphabets in that nearly every le
ter is represented by a tree. The a
phabet of today comprises eighteen le
ters. Ancient Gaelic had seventeel
Now, as of old, all the letters with tI
exception of g, t and u, which stan
for ivy, furze and heather, are calle
The Gaelic a b c now runs: Ailz
beite, col., dur, eagh, fearn, gat]
huath, logh, Inis, muin, nnin, oi
peith, ruis. sail, teine, ur, which:
equivalent to saying: Elm, birch, haz<
oak, aspen, alder, ivy, whitethorn, le'
rowan or quicken, vine, ash, spindi
tree, pine, elder, willow. furze, heat
In the ancient Gaelic alphabet the le
ter h (the huath, or whitethorn) dot
not exist. The alphabet Is called ti
beth-luis-nui2 because b 1 n and ni
a b c are its first three letters.-Ne
I nformation Wanted.
A wandering peddler stopped at
sothern cabin and opened his pack.
"Mammy, let me show you some SE
raising umbrellas." he began.
"No use, man, no use," interrupt'
the old colored woman as she busi<
herself about a boiler of clothe
"Cayn't use nothin' Iak dat"
"How about self raising windo
"No good heah, kase dey ain't a:
windows wuff talkin' about."
"Self raising buckwheat?"
"No good to me-we eat cohn pot
"If you'll tell me how to tuhn de
heh fohteen bad chillun into self rai
In' pickaninnies, Ah'11 he yo' frien' f<
life, dat Ah will, sah."--Everybody's.
Dan. J. Joyce, Sanvile. Va., is:
glad he escaped consumption andr
mained his health, that he writes abo
it for the benefit of others. "I had
cough which hung on for t wo vea
whn I began using Foiey's Honey at
Tar Comuound. I kept on until ti
eauh finally left me and 1 rained
weight. from 113 to 185 pounds. In t
v-ears I have grown strong and health
ai from the use of Foley's Hloney at
Tar Compound, which curca me."De
so D~rutz Store.
E L CT RIC i~hE BSTFOi
Does your child break into the con
versation when you have visitors?
Does he leave his clothes lying all
over the house?
Does he eat surreptitiously betweer
Does he lay his hands on almost
anything he wants to make something
OUt of without asking your permis
Does he come down late to break
Does he say "Huh." "Gee?"
And, if not, why not. You are his
parent, and he is living in the United
States of America.-Life.
The Puzzle of Life.
Life is a quaint puzzle. Bits the most
iucongruous join into each other, and
the scheme thus gradually becomes
)f s-mmetrical and clear, when, lo, as the
infant clasps his hands and cries, "See,
tse: the puzzle is made out!" all the
pieces are swept back into the box
tepiack box with the gilded nails'!-Bul
High and Worthy.
She-I'm afraid I cannot marry you.
I want a man who possesses a noble
ambition, one whose heart is set on
a' auing some high and worthy object.
IIe-Wel, don't I want you? She-Oh,
George, darling. I am yours:-Boston
1. The Refrain.
i She (at the piano)-How do you en
it joy this refrain?
I Hle-Very much. The more you re
frain the better I like it-oudge.
Miss Joyce-Yes, Jack and I are to
become partners for life. Miss Means
-And rnn will hp tha car!i noria"
d You Cannot Get AN
e from the values that we
store this week. The thou
wherever you go.
You Won't Want T
any where else after you
3But it is selling fast, an
ryou had better call at or
1f SOUT H E R
w WASHINGTON, D. C.-Accoun
se NEW ORLEANS, LA-Accoun
e- and up
a ATLANTA, GA..-Accoun
rs on sale
d final jir
io For rates, tickets. etc., a
d J. L. MEEK,
Asst. General Pas. Agent
The Dead Watch.
During the rebellion of 1745 a high
lander came into possession of a watch.
The thing was strange to him and its
use unknown to him, and its beauty
and its constant ticking gave him
pleasure. That night the watch ran
down, and the ticking ceased- The
highilnder now was disgusted with
his t,- and sought for some one to
buy it. A purchaser was soon found
at a low pr-Ve. When the watch and
the money had changed hands, the
highlander, ebuckling over his bar
gain, said. "Why. she Ced last night."
"What you : . madam. is oxy:en.
Come every afternoon for your in
halations. They will cost you $4 each."
"I kuew that other doctor didn't
understand my case.' declared the
fashionable paticut. "He told me all I
needed was plain fresh eir."-Wash
Her Presence of Mind.
"Harry started to p'i 3pose to me last
night. h t his voice aetually stuck in
'IT# was all right. though. I could see
his lips moving vard knew what he was
trying to say."-Chicago News.
"That firm is going under."
"Yes, when I heard the facts of the
business I was sure it was going up."
Man (at the pione to man at the oth
er end of the wire)--How dare you talk
to me like that? You're not my wife!
re offering in Clothing at our
ghts of them will follow you
have seen our stock of Pants.
if you want a good selection
R OF THE SOUTH. -
American Cotton Manufacturers
ion. Tickets on sale March 31st I8
i 1st. tinal limit April 7th, 1912. a
Southern Commercial Congress.
on sale April 5th, 6th and~ 7th, 8
l limit April 20th, 1912.
National Drainage Conigress. 8
on sale April 7th. 8thi and 9th,8o
it April 25, 1912, unless tickets 8
nded until May 6th, which ex- 8
may be had by depositing tickets1g
n payment of N.00 per ticket.
Atlanta Musical Festival. Tick
April 21st to 26th, inclusive, with
ait April 30th, 1912. 8
py to Tick-et Agents sr address:
W. E. McGEE.
Div'. Pas. Agent,
Ga. Chareston, S. C. ..,
causes heartburn, sour
nausea, impure blood, and
more trouble than many
different kinds of diseases.
The food you eat ferments
in your stomach, and the
poisons it forms are ab
sorbed into your whole
system, causing many dis
tressing sympt'ms. At the
first sign of indigestion, try
the old, reliable, vegetable
liver powder, to quickly
cleanse your system from
these undesirable poisons.
Mrs. Riley Laramore, of
Goodwater, Mo., says: "I
suffered for years from dyspep
sia and heartburn. Thedford's
Black-Draught, in small doses,
cured my heartburn in a few
days, and now I can eat without
distress." Try it.
Insist on Thedford's
THEY ARE TALKIN
MR. CARPENTER:-I always
much easier to handle than pine.
MR. HOME OWNER:-Yes. nr.
rause it looks better and lasts !o:.L
Way Don't Yo
S- e your dealer or applyIV
Mfrs.. of Cypress S
for Dry Goo
calls for overhaulingr your WXarar
ing. Let us hlip 'lou by FREN(
season's grarments of good material
A LSO-hefore packing away w
stans left in th em may des rthe
Try The Ideal X'
King & Burns Lane,
Information and p
- t--ci- masm haasaunas
Pretty Lame Excuse.
Out of the crowd in the police couri
a man was placed before the judge.
"You are accused, sir," said the mag
istrate, "of being drunk and disorder
ly. Any defense?"
"I am a respectable man, sir," th(
prisoner answered, "and this wouJ(
never have happened only I travelee
from Pittsburgh to New York yester
day in bad company."
"What sort of bad company?" sai
"Sons of Temperance, sir."
"Sons of Temperance! Why, they
are the salt of the earth. I should
think they'd be the best company i
man like you could ask for."
"No, sir. Excuse me, sir. Yourt
wrong," said the prisoner huskily
"You see. I'd brought a quart of whis
ky for the journey, and on account 0:
the company I had to drink it all my.
India Spun Cotton Long Ago.
Lancashire's proud record of 30(
years in the cotton trade is far behint
India's. Cotton was manufactured t<
perfection in India more than 3,00(
years ago. Thus Thomas Ellison iI
his "Cotton Trade of Great Britain:'
"Fabrics as fine as any that can b(
turned out at the present day by th
most perfect machinery in Lancashir
were produced by the nimble fingen
of Hindu spinners and the primitiv
looms of Hindu weavers a thousan
years before the invasion of Britain b3
the Romans." When Britons, in fact
were suffering from their skins In
dians were "luxuriating in garments o:
a texture so fine as to have earned the
poetic description of 'woven wind.''
What Lancashire makes today India
made the day before yesterday.-Lon
& TO YOU-LISTEN. t
us-2 CYPRESS because it is so +
1 ;..'s bet.ter from my standpoint be- *
er aud takes less paint than pine. +
u Use Cypress?
direct. to us for estimates.
ORN & SON,
ash, Doors.. Blinds. +
on, S. C.
ds, Clothing, ~
obe as well as household furnish
1i CLEANING OR DYEING last 0
s. We will save you money. g
i.ter clothing have the m cleaned
color of fabric before next winter.
tS AED DYERS.
Charleston, S. C. +
rices gladly given.
.o- - - - 4o4o0o
' Splinters In the Fingers.
When you get a splinter in your fin
ger it is sometimes possible to get at
it by pressing the point of a needle un
der it, but unless you have deft fin
gers or a pair of tweezers you may
not be able to pull it out even then. A
new pen nib is a very good substitdte
for a pair of tweezers. Lay the nib
over the splinter so as to hide it. Then
press down hard enough to separate
the nibs. If you now let the pen down
level with the splinter and allow the
nibs to close again they will take hold,
and you can draw the splinter out.
Remember that any metal thing that
is to be applied to a wound, such as a
needle, penknife or pen, should be
passed lightly through a flame first, so
as to disinfect it. A gas Jet or a match
-will do.-New York Sun.
Love and the Drama.
A periodical devoted to the drama
plends for plays based on some emo
tion other than love. The difficulty in
producing such plays is that every
play must have a hero, and in making
a hero the playwright as well as his
audience almost inevitably adopts the
view expressed 2,000 years ago by a
scribbler on one of the dead walls of
Pompeii, "He who has never loved a
woman is not a gnntleman."-EX
Having need of some small change,
the mistress -of the house stepped to
the top of the back stairs.
"Bessie," she called to the maid be
low, "have you any coppers down
"Yes'm-two," faltered Bessie, "but.
they're both my cousins, please,
"You used to say," she complained,
"that I was your sunlight; that the
world was gloomy when you were not
in my presence."
"I know," he sadly replied; "that
was before you had acquired the habit
of telling me candidly every few min
utes what you thought of me."-Chi
Of No Utility.
Regardless of the fact that an ed
itor almost always has on his trousers,
some people can't get over the idea
that a penwiper is a nice present for
him.-Ohio State JournaL
Calier-How much for a marriage
license? Town Cerk - One doliar.
Caller-I've only got 50 cents. Town
Clerk - You're lucky. -Phladelphia
Married His Grandmother.
There lived in the village of Arreton,
Isle of Wight, many years ago a young
man who was betrothed to a young
woman. Both were poor and in humble
life, but the grandfather of the young
man had money, and he fell in love
with the young woman and proposed
marriage to her. The girl told her
lover. He was displeased, but, having
pondered over the dilemma, saw a way
to extricate himself and his sweetheart
from the same. "Marry him," said he
to the girl. "He Is rich. He cannot live
long. When he dies you'll have his
money and I'll have you." She took
the advice. By the marriage she be
came the young man's grandmother.
Not long after the old man died, and
then she wedded her first betrothed.
FOR SALE !
HERE IS A BARGAIN!
603 acres of Olarendon land wil
be sold cheap, 300 acres cleared
This land is well located for
farming. Church and school near.
For particulars address,
C. F. RAWUINSON & CO.,
Davis Station, S. C.
Everything of the best fcr
the personal-wear and adorn
ment of both sexes.
We fill mail orders carefully
Charleston, S. C
There's Money In It For -
W. K. TAVEL,
Sumter, S. C.
Ofiice Over IBmn og Stn ter. 1
Hacker Mfg. Co.
Geo, S. Hacker & Son,
CHARLESTON. S. C.
Doors..Sash an d mlinds: Colmns
and Balusters: Grilles and Gable
Ornaments: screen Doors and *
WE DEAL IN
mlss Sah Cord and Weights.
At public outcry on the 13th day of
cprii at 12 o'clock, noon, in front of
:ourt bouse in Manning. "Gamelia,
amous im ported French Coacn Stillion
)red April 12, 1906. Certificate of ped
gree furnished on day of sale.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROUNA
County of Clarendon.
By James M. Windham, Esq., Pro
WHEREAS Mary A. Ragin niade
wit to me, to grant her Letters of
dministration of the Estate and
ffects of Aaron J. Ragin.
THESE ARE THEREFORE, to cite
Lnd admonish all and singular the kin
Ired and creditors of the said
,aron J. Ragin. deceased. that they be
Lmd appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Manning on the
Llth day of April, next, after publi
:ation hereof, at 11 o'clock in the fore
20on, to show cause, if any they have,
.rhy the said administration should not
Given under my hand, this 20th day
f March, A. D. 1911.
IsEAL.} JAMES M. WINDHAM,
Judge of Probate.
ARANT'S DRUG STORE
Sells Everything in
DRUGS and MEDICINES
.eONJaN PR[HING _[101
We solicit your
leaning and Pressing
work, and promise prompt and
good 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.
[OI BROOM M1ie1.
W. o. W
Woodmen of the World.
Meets on First Monday nights at
On First-Class Real Estate
Purdy & O'Brya
ATTORNEYS AT 'LAW,
MOT G. CAPERS, (of South Carolina
Ex.Comissioner Internal Rvneue
OSEPH D. WRIGHT.
APERS & WRIGHT
AT ORNEYS AT LAW
elephone WAMNTODain 6691
DR. J. FRANK GEIGER.
MANNING, S. C.
S. 0. PRuan. s. OntVZR 0 sarY.i
~URDY & O'BRYAN,
Attorneys and Counselors at Laws.
MANNING, S. C.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C.
Prompt attention given to collections
~'L. DICKSON, M. D.
OFF1CE~ 11A.M. to 2P. M.
ElOURS:~ 6P. M.to 8P. M,
H . LESESNE. J. W. WIDEMAN' JR.
LESESNE & WIDEMAN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C.
)R. 3. A. COLE,
Upstairs over Bank of Manning.
MANNING, S. C.
'hone No 717.
7.C. DAVIS. J. A. WEINBERG.
)AVIS & WEINBERG,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW ,
MANNING, S. C.
What They Will Do for You
They will cure your backache,
strengthen your kidneys, cor..
-ect urinary irregularities, build
ip the worn out tissues, and
:liminate the excess uric acid
:hat causes rheumatism. Pre
rent Bright's Disease and Dia.
>ates, and restore health and
~trength. Refuse substitutes.
KI LLTHE COUG
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LOR MONEY RE~NDED.
I.KING'S NEW DISCO VERIY
Will Surely Stop That Couqh.