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MANNING, S. C., MAY 1, 1913
'>ublishes All County and Town Of.
'Order of Easter= Star."
Regular Meeting, First Tuesday
in each Month.
(Mrs.) G. M. SMrT. W. M.
(Miss) ScaI HAavts. Sec.
RUTH CHAPTER, NO. 40,
V ROYAL ARCH MASONS
Regular Meeting. Second Men
day in Each Month,
CBAsLTos DUR.LIT, FasD LsassaR
High Priest. Seertary.
ST. IETER'S LODGE,
MeetsWedesday Evening.May 7th.
Masters. Degree Conferred.
E. C. HORTON, W. M,
E. J. BROWNE. Secretary.
Pic Nic Hams
An opportunity to
get the equivalent of
Ham in quality at
much less than Ham
Manning Grocery Co
Mss Valley Appelt after a delight
ful visit to Newberry, returned home
last Friday evening.
Maj A. Levi has returned home
from the North where be has been for
the past three weeks.
The basket ball game between Man
ning and Summerton last Friday re
snlted in a tie, 11 to~.
Hon. J. H. Fortner a member of the
legislature from Spartanburg was in
Manning last Saturday.
Thefriends of Mrs. C. A. McFaddin
wil he sadd- ned to learn that she is
critically ill at her home.
Died at the Sumter hospital last
Thursday, -Ada, the nn- year- old
daughter of Mr and Mrs. H. C. Wad
ford of Brogdon.
Mr. Oliver Plowden, who left here
several years ago for California seek
ing health, died there last week. He
was about 27 yearaold.
Trinity school closes Friday May
9th, and an ent--rta'oment will be
given Friday evening att 8:30 by the
school. All are invited to attend.
The recent jacking up of blind tigers
does not. seem to have had the effect of
putting a stop to the drunk.' we have
with us, especially on Saturdiy mights.
The friends of Captain D. J. Brad
ham-will be pleased to know that he
has so far ludroved in health that be
is able to be out and at his busimess
Bev E~. 0. Watson conducted ser
vices last Sunday evening in the school
auditorium. He bad a large congreaa
tion composed of all the denominationsl
Mr. ana Mrs. J. B. Cantey, who have
been teaching school at Monetta. have
returned to Manning, and Mr. Cantey
expeets to take a position in the clerk
of court's coie.
It is better a h ave the good will of a
dot than the pret-nded- friendliness of
a hypocriwe Th'e d'g will not harm
von bu thbhipoorite can, and will, if
- According to the report from the
Director of Census the number of-bales
of c 'tton ginned in C'arenden Count'
for the year 1912 was 35 469, as against
54.222 in 1911, and 36,000 in 1910..
The 'ocal lodge of Knights of Pvthias
enjo.yed a fish fry at Bigr Lake last
Wednesday ight The turnout waa
mutch better a han at :h.- regular meet
ings and all enjoyed the occasion.
A mule and buirgy belongine to
Henry Tindal. a colo-ed rian living
near Manning was stolen from him
here last Saturday night, while he was
in Manning at' ending to business.
A malevolent dispnaition is more to
be pitried than censurea, with such, it
is a form of insanity resulting from
greed and craftinae.s. policy alone keeps
them~ within the bounds of honesty.
Manning was visited last Monday by
'Hon. Thomnas G. McLeod, Frank Mc
Leod. Esq.. of Bishopville, and J. B
MlcLaughlin. Esq.. or Columbia They
appeared before Judge Wilson at
- of Columbia, has
-ts-t the confirmation
.., recently appoint
e cuit judgeship hs
? The protest will
The Columbia State has announced
the prize winners for its recent contest.
amone the winners are Mrs. D. L.
Green, of Turbeville, a piano valued at
8450, and J. R. Barrow. of New Zion,
R. F. D., a bank deposit of $25.
When some men become solieitous
for your welfare, watch them and ,.ee if
ther-e is not a selideh motive or a desire
to pry into your affairs. The smile of
these is more dangerous thani the con
ductof a known or oven enemy.
Hon. Richatrd S. Whaley, recently
elect,-d t'o conigress to fi 1 out the un
expired term of the late Hon. Geo. S.
Legare, will assumne the duties of his
office as soon as. his election has been
.certifted to by the State authorities.
A colored man by the name of Ed.
-Ro-,ioson died in Manning last Sunday
.morunin, after a few bours illne.s, and
-rumor hadi it that he came to his death
-bv fouil means~. hut. an inques' was held
Monday by Coroner Gray, and the jury
reach'-d the conclusion be died from
In last week's Tienes through a slip
of he t' pe w-- s at'-d that t he rural
route e-xa-nina ion for Paxvi'l.. and St.
Paul would t"'e place *'n the 20 h,
when it sh -uld ha e b en the 10th. of
this month The -.x tn-n ion ta k' s
piace cn .\1ana ng next saturday morn
meg at 10 o'clock.
- "^ " te' - .r.. - .. - -.*** i.
Di. d this morning, Rev. Jamfs Mc- CI
Dowell, at the home of his son, Dr.
James McDowell, in Yorkville. He
was 83 years old last February. The
funeral will take place in the Presby
terian church in Sumter tomorrow. Al
Mr. A. M. Batneman, a rural police
man who was shot by T. B. Caughman
in Sumter county last Saturday, die d m
in the Sumter hospital. Mr. Bateman e)
overtook Caughman with liquor in his rf
buggy, and whi e attempting to seize "
it Caughman shot him. The deceased "t
leaves a wife and several small childreb at
The cotton warehouse company has rc
been reorganized. The property was e1
sold at public outcry to satisfy a debt. %n
and It was bought in by some gentle- b.
men who will continue the business of tip
storing cotton. Those who owned stock ra
in the original compay can ke-p their as
certificates as souvenirs to hand down
to their progeny. in
Every one who owns a lot in the Man- ed
ning cemetery will please be at the ni
cemetery Friday morning, 9th, ano
bring a hoe-band to help. If impossible d"
to bring or send a hand please do not Pc
fail to send Joseph Sprott. Treasurer. e,
$1 00. This is so important that we hope
every one. with.eut exception, will re- c
spond. Mrs. J. W. Rigby. CO
The Clarendon County Medical As- foi
sociation convened in Manning last of
Wednesday - and after their session ih
they repaired to a restaurant and par- bo
took of a fish fry which was directed pL
by one of the local physicians There t r
was quite a large att ndance of the toy
doctors, and we unde- stand sev- rat in.
teresting subjects were discussed. tO
On last Thursday night a+b -ut nine th
o'clock the barn and states of Mr. J m
J, Thigpen a farmer living about six th
miles northw-st of Manning was de- 'h
stroyd by fire. Mr. Thi pen h "d juss h
pat several tons of hay in h s b ean. be- x
sides a number of tons of f rtil zer. th
there was also about 250 bushels of
corn and other farming necessities. '
The town authorities secured the a
servic,-s of des ec- Ives and run in a oum- ''
be.r of the loca bliud titers, most of e"'
them were adjudged guilty and fined 'n
The town will for a while at le o-t re ?'
rid of this element, and the th r ty
ones will have to -et their booze in the 'h
legal way or do without. Just why p'
there creatures will persit in v'olatinr t
the law is beyond compreh- nsioo, t ley ?
must know 'ha-. soon- r or later they
will be overtaken and punished. o
The dispensary agitation in Sumter ex
hids fair to become the warmest eam
paign that county has ever bast Boilb un
-ides are said to be organizin, and the '"
Prohibitionists have given notice thev 's
are determined to prevent the el-e ti- n
if possible, the other side does not sieemn
to have any systematic leadership. and '
if it wins It will be from sheer force of ea
members. In a movement of this kind "
it is difficult to find men who are will- e
ing to set themselves up as targets f,.r 'f
the onslaughts of tnose claiming to he '1
deft-nding an issue on moral grouinde, see
and this no doubt is the reason the Dis
pensaryites in Sumter do not seem to
have a systematic leadership.
Aaron Prioleau. the very black as
pirant for contest fees, has again bob
bed up to serve notice upon the Federal di:
commissioners claiming the election on g
the 29th of last month was of no effect,
because there was no vacancy in the Se1
First Congressional. Prioleau claims th
he was elected to that office in the No- ap
vember election and that Mr. Lgare og
was not the legally elected cand.date, .r
mad Co.ngress has not yet decidea the
lgality of Mr. Legrare's seat, and sha pr
e, Prioleau, is the legal Representa- tal
sive. He does not say, howeve r, why it'.p
was he did not appear before the bar of
ongress to take the oath of office. We m
magine Prioleau reached the conclu- thi
lon that on March 4-h, last, is would i
ave been a bad day for hem to hay- rei
ppeared before a Democratie Congre
eo claim a seat.. Of course, Priotean has
o Idea of being taken seriously in sir
Washington, his main object is to get. efi
is claws on a wad of $2.000 Unc'e Sam Sti
allows contestants, but under the pres
et admnis'ration be will find if he aet'.
o monkeying around this congress he neC
is liable to get back bhome it,h ou- a bu
ent, and he will be fortunate if be sh
gets away that well. -tic
The Official Count. pr
The Federal and State boards of can- i
vassers me't in the court house ye-ster- se
ay as directed by law, and made the ca
g8effial canvass of the vote tagen on the to
29th of April for Congress and for onep
R.-prsentative in the L--gislature. The .r
total nurmber of votes cast for Congress l~
was 388, Richar d S. Whales received mi
the full vote, there being no opposi- ot]
tion. The total number of votes cast c
f'or the member of the Legislature was
376. Jo-eph H. Burgess was without. P1
eapposition received the full vote. The ne
vote by precincts was as follows: s
Whaley. Burgess. do
~ew Zion ......... 17 16 o
Harmony.. ... .... 11 1i W
Douglas........... 36 36
St. Marks.... .. ...5 - .
Manning...... .... 74 71
Plowden's Mill.... 20 19 Sl
St. Paul....... ... 12 12 gr
Sammy Swamp. 39 44 pa
Brewingtron ........11 -- 3
Sandye Grove. ......11 31
Friendsnip.... ....11 - -
Midwy.......... 15 15
St Jmes ..... .... 13 11
M. Zi-en......... 12 12 dci
Docrd.......53 45 qe:
Calvary............ 13 13 .a
Puton........... 34 33 si
- - Cot
Total....... .... 388 376 kkr
It will be noted there were three pre~-.e
iincts that did not vote for the Repro-- cui
senative because the inaaers did niet eve
get the boxes, and the same was the ' I
case with one Fe deral box. Co
A Tribute to Mr. Barnes.
The untim.-l death'of Mr. George
Barn'-s is to be d. per- d Despo'dency. I
brought on by long .-outinued illiae-s Hi
cau-ed him toe take his life Mr Barn.es .%
seas of that s.plenmid typ-- of man who of:
stood for right a' all tim- ss He ho-Id a Sh
responsible position with the Florida eont
East e oast Rai-way. aond alway.. dean Ga
ab-rally with his co-work-rs Ene-mies o'n
he may haove had, bat he hew- d to the- o'X
line always, do ng what a clear con
George Barnes was not a man o'f
many words. bu' one oef c--nviction and
fore of c-haracter- so much -o that it
set him apart from the general run sof :
h s fet ow me-n. He riised to make -om-- -
pa'e face brighter and to g v- an added
uster to some tear-duin. d e.,e. to im
part one throt of comfort to an a- hing ,
et, or c heer som-e wayw--rn -out1 it
p ssingt pav. He lived to lend a stron .he
hand to the fa len or tot def ud right ro
aganst, a sit-gse enviouos ,ira-n. i
eyWtONE WHO KNEW HIM.
Annual Report Colored Graded School.
Boys. Girls. TotalL
Yearly enrollment 130 189 319
Yearly average at
tendaince... 100 133 233
P. .. attendance. .77 .70 73.5_
ments.......... 1 39 40
No. oftardies... . 20 18 3-8
Suspenions....... ... ... ...
Leltschool....... 1 4 5
Parents vis ted......-.. .-...... 20
contingent fees to date .... ...221 00g
Donation from Stater Fund .... 75 00
Pr~ogr.ssive Schsoai Leaogue..58 00 -
Jones Fund Teach r't Salarv.... 280.00
I. M. A. MYERS.
IL SERVICE EXAMINATION
FOR RURAL CARRIER
Manning, S. C., for Clarendon County.
Saturday, May 10th, 1913.
The Unit ed States Civil Se vice Com
is-ion annou- ces an open competitive
amination on he date and at th phace
.med ab-'ve. as a re-u1' of whi h it is
pect--d to mzake certifica'ion to fill a
caucy in the p.-ition of rural carr er
Saint Paul and Paxville. and ethe-r
iancies as thev mnay - ceur on rur.l
utes at post offices in the above nau
county, unle.s it is found to be in the
t-rest of the service to fill any vacancv
reinstatement. transfer, or promo
n. The usual entrance salary for ru
I carriers is from $600 to $1,100 per
Age. 18 to 55, on the date of ecami
tion. The maximum age is waived
cases of persons honorably discharg
from the United States military or 1
An applicant must have his actual
micile in the territory supplied by a
t office in the county for which the
amination is announced
'be e-xaminat.5on is oven to all ma'e
izens .f th'. United States who can
mp'y with ih- requirements.
Application Form 1341, and full in
-.a.ion concerning the r-quir. ments
the examination, can be secur. d from
Ssecre'ary of the local examining I
ird or the postmaster at any of the 1
ees named above, or from th- U. S.
vil Service Commission, Wa-hing- t
, D C.
Slig ibleson registers establish-d prir
Marech 1. 1912. can be conaidete a fir
p intment eonl.' at the offic- for whirh t
y were ex-anined Su.-h eligihles '
. be examined within one year from
- date of their farmer examinations I
on filing applications showing that
i me.t the iequirement of the new
aminat on, their old eligibility for
-ir home offi. es not be-ing cance-aed.
kpplicatons should he properly exe
ted and filed with the Commission at
ehington. As examination papers
.hipped direct from the Commission
the places of examination, it is nec
ary that applications be received in
ple time to arrange for a.be exami
rion desired at the place i dicat ed by
" applicant The Com ailsion will
-refore arrarge to examine a"y ap
cant whose application is rece.ved in
ie to permit the shipment of the t
p sar. papers. t
L_ eligible reister for h- position t
rural letter carrier for each county
l be maintained. A person must be t
tmined in the county in which the
at. office that supplies his home is sit
ed Asa resub' o'suach exaaninati n
ma' h.-me 1 g. "--- ro p 'oit' e ,a
rural carr er Al au pos a'tfic- in t
ta ent y. A rural I- i.-r ca r:- ea er
y.-ar's -at fat ry s-rice- may oe
usfer, d to the po-iticon of clerk or
Jer in a first or second class post
ce, to the position of railway mail
rk, or to other positions in..the class
d s rvice, subj -et. tao such examina
o ais may be required by the civil
-JOHN C BLACK, b
WILL NOT TAKE CHANCES.
ongressman Johnson of the e
strict in which the city of ,
artanburg is located does not t
m to be willing to assume, j
responsibility of naming the b
plicants for all of the post .
ices in bis district, and in sev 1I
0 places be has suggested a t
iary, but tu the city of Spar- ~
iburg be did name his former
vate secretary without sub
ting to the primary plan.. Ift
a Congressman doesn't wind
Sgiving the big job to his sec
ary, and forcing the others t
scramble in a pritmary for ther
aller offices it will have thes
ect to give hiis opposition a
-ong cudgel to crack him with
ien be stands for re election
xt year. * The postotfices are
siness imstitutions w h i c h
iuld be kept out oif local poli
s as much as possible, and
ere they are subjected to the
imary nsan we doubt if it wvill
ire to the efficiency of the
rvice. There are many who ti
a se c ur e vote-s sufficient b
receive a majority i n a
imary who would be totally a
dicently in a postoffice-: they 0
av be men or- womAn who at o
ler work would be thoroughly '
mpetent, but there are corn- a
cations in a postoffice which
ed a peculiar fitness, the
e as a bank. We have serious
ubts it the placing of these
ices in local politics will prove ~
[t must have been an imposing '
eht in New York to see the ~
eat paegent of suifragists on
ride. It is said there were
000 in line tmarchinag to the
ae of '-Votes for Women."
elev K duey Pills reiaay 'our con f- I
e in the-ir healing and cua-atv a
ui.ie-s. Any kidney oer bla-lde-r di+
e not bey~ond th - re-ich ft inmacin
I eld to their us-. Mrs~ Cordel .e
pelan, ArdeoiLa. Mci . sass: "i h .d
n.- aand oliaddler trou)Ie- foar overa ai
r and 5 bo tle-s of Fo-e. Kaedon Pi.
-ed me." It is 'h- samne atory fromn F
r one whoa use-% tb-mn. All si.,
e ur-ed me." Thae Dick-ot, Drue
. Mannng. S. t., L -on Fc-ch--r Sum
'ursant to a c ammsion is-u--d byp
i R M. 4Mueaown, S-cretcary of
Le, the undlersiunedl will ope-n aeiiaks
ubscripion to the capital stoek ef
w-Gambe Company. a proposed
poration, at the store of Shaiv
mhle Company -nt New Zion. S. C .t
Saturday, May 10th. 1913. at 12e
D. C SHAW.
W C. PLOWDEN, s
E B. GA MRE LE,
T. C. GA MBLE IC
Board of Corporators.
ay 2. 1913. -.
['he ome Like F-shing Club is
ehv ealled to mfe-tinl ah- g--.d jury I<
imat 6:25 P. M..on Frmd v, May 9.ti.
portant business. PL VDN
W. M.PL vDN
C. DAVIS, President.
R. J. FRANK GEIGER.
MANNING, S. C.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C.4
ompt attention griven to Collections. I
r. King's New Life Pills .
The baet in the world. 1
A ORDINANCE TO REGUL TE TRAF
FIC AT AND AROUND THE RAILHOAI
DEPoT AT MANNING. AND TO l'RE
SCRIBE IUNISHMENT FOit THE VIO
LATION OF THE SAME.
Be it ordained by the town Council
)f the town of Manning in reguiat
,ouncil assembled, and by authority
SECTION I. That it shall be unlaw'
'ul for any hackman, buss driver,
iverymen, their agents. servants or
uployees. or any porter, butler,
agent or servant of any hotel or
oarding house, upon the arrival of
my Passenger train at the Railroad
Depot in the town of Manning, to
ipproach said train, for any purpose.
-zcept for the purpose of becuing
t passenger thereon, at any distance
nearer to said train than the line of
>osts now standing on the southern
ide of the railroad track in said
ECTION II. That it shall be unlaw
ul for the parties enumerated in
ection one of this Ordinance, or any
ne of them to go within said euclos
ire. as before referred to, until the
aid Passenger train has departed
end cleared the yard.
SECTION III That it shall be un
awful for any and all persons to ap
roach any passenger train nearer
han the limits mentioned in section
te of this ordinance, except for the
srpose of becoming a passenger up
>n said train, or for the purpoise of
assisting a passenger on or off the
aid train, or having business with
he train crew, or a passenger there
n. Provided, that the provisions
f tIhis section shall not apply to the
arties enumerated in section one
SECTION IV. That all backs and
vehicles, for hire at said depot shall.
ipon arriving at the premises, place
aid vehicles at right angles to the
ime of posts located on the said
premises, with the rear of the ve
ticles nearest the said line of posts.
o that said vehicles may take up and
se as little space as possible in and
round "aid premises
SECTION V. Thar any person or
ersons violating this Ordinance, or
.ny part of the same. shall upon con
'iction thereof, pay a fine of not less
h a u one dollar, nor more than
wenty five dollars. or be sentenced
o labor on the chtin gang for not
ss than three days, or more than
birty days; Provided. that if the of
rding party be a hackman or liv
rym'n, it shall be lawful for the
labor to revoxe the license of said
All Atrs or parts of Acts incons:
"pt h.-rewit..' are hereby repealed
sttified in Council this 29th day of
. M. WE.LS, A. C. BRADHAM.
A "View" In New York.
I heard some one descanting about
er view She said one thing she'd al
rays bated in New York was not har
ig a view and now she had one. She
ook me up to see it "Well. where is
t?" said I. looking out of the win
ow. "Why. theres and there!" said
he. "Don't you see how I see over
bat roof to the next one and down
s the street to the mail box and over
ead to that bit of sky?" I said. oh.
es. and how nice it was that she had
t. It's really pathetic when somebody
hinks that what she showed me was
view!-Jane Stone in New York Press.
A King and His Doctors.
It is said that Ardashir, the king of
be=Persins, never permitted a physi
an to prescribe for him until he had
tim stung by a viper. If he was able
a heal himself he gave hIm his daily
ood, and the physician entered his
Ethel -Jack asked Miss Passeigh
tst night how old she was. Edith
)id she get angry? Ethel-No. She
ras lattered. You see, she felt she
ist look young or he'd never have
A slight cold in a child or a grown
rson holds possibiliti'es of a grave na
ire. Cro'up may come on suddenly,
ochitis or pneumonia may develop,
evere catarihal toubles anid consumip
on are possible results. Foley's Honey
ad Tar Compound nips a cold at the
~itset. eures croup quickly, checks a
epseated cough, and heals inflamed
embranes. T" 3Dickson Drug Co,
Lanninir, S. C., Leon Fischer, Sum
ierton, S. C.
One Way to Cook a Snipe.
"American cooking." said a foreign
bef who visited this country. "pleases
ie very much. Your southern dishes
particularly like. The French chef.
rhom we find in the large hotel all
ver the world, would do well to adopt
ome of your dishes. He would do
tell. for example. to substitute 'chiek
n Maryland style' for such a dish as
oahed ortolan brains.
"Poached ortolan brains--no exag
e--ition." he said. "are of the sort of
ishes a certain type of French chef
yes to serve. Such a chef--the gour
net's chef-wooks fish that are not
leaned and birds so rare they seem
ot to be cooked at all. Indeed, these
ellows have an axiom that the way to
ook :i snipe is:
-"Let it fly onc'e through a hot kitch
English Literary Consuls.
If Aneri' ai is famous for its ambassa
'ors who 'have been men of letters.
nghtnd c-an boast of her literary con
uls. G. P. R. James. probably the
most proliti' English novelist (except.
erhaps. Miss Braddoni, wrote three
ovels a year for about forty years
ad died in 1860' as consul general at
'enie. Sir Richard Burton likewise
crote most of his travel books and
rnslitions of eastern works when
nsul in various parts of the world
Lt his last consulship at Trieste.
rhich he held from 1872 to 1890. he
ucceeded Charles Lever, the Irish
oovelist. who had occupied the posi
ion fr fifteen years. But is there a
amous English lite~rary consul at the
At the Minstrels.
"Mr. interlocutor, if a baby swal
awed a key what would you call it?"
" don't know. Mr. Bones. What
vould you call it?"
"A key in A minor."
"Mr. Baker will now oblige with a,
ecitation entitled 'Ragtime."'
Rags make paper.
Paper makes money.
Money makes banks.
Banks make loans.
Loans make poverty.
Poverty makes rags.-Cincinnati En
A Matter of Measure..
ilcher (who has a cow to sell)-Of
ourse she hasn't any of those A. R.
).'s attahed to her name. but she's
ot her good p'lnts, all right. Miicher
-Yeuh. but I want one with a record
md some good daughters. You can
ude them by their quarts and gals.
Here's a spe
are $3 to $8 bett
buying power ai
ods; and the ma
we believe them.
Go anywhere 3
come in here and eA
You will find ti
-just as high-class
You will like t
texture and closely
- .Once you have
the1. And after
you really did save
Come in and see
For R. nt-Two offices over Bank of
Maaning. Charlton LuRant,
Itch relieved in 30 minutes by Wool
ford's Sanitary Lotiou. Never fails.
old by Dickson Drug Co., druggists.
5 or 6 loses 6G6 will break an) case
of Chill- and Feve-r; and if taken then
s a tonic the Fever will not return.
Anything you want in sheet music
S. I. Till has it. All 25c. music 15e.
)c. music 25c. by mail postpaid. This
Department is in charge of Mrs. W. F
Ducker, phone 690 Sumter, S. C.
Sweet Potato Plants-Three Million
ancy Hall and Pumpkin Yarn Potata'
Ilants ready f-sr April a.d. Mav deliv
rv Price- $1.50 per M . over Five M.
A ).40. R. D Altman, Wauchula, Faa.
Farm Wanted-Several Marlboro
trmers have asked to get them farms
iClarendon. Write me what you
ave and best price. R. Cosby Newton
~enetsville. S. 0.
FIELD MICE IN FRANCE.
t Times They overrun and Complete
ly Deva:..ate Whole Cantons.
The average loss Inflicted annually
y field mice upon the cultivators of
rance is estimated at 2.000.000 francs
-about $400.000. From time to time.
owever, there Is an enormous increase
In the number of these pests and in
he extent of their ravages.
France has experienced about a doz
n serious invasions by field mice since
he beginning of the nineteenth cen
ury. . The most disastrous was that
hich occurred from the summer of
801 to the end of the autumn of 1802.
n that occasion three departments
ere absolutely devastated. As an Il
ustration of the prodigious numbers
in which these animals appear it may
e stated that, during the outbreak of
1822 in Alsace. within a single fort
night 1,570.000 were slanghtered In one
anton-the French equivalent of a
ownship-500.000 in another and 272.
00 in another.
The sudden appearance of these ani
mals in such numbers Is not due to a
apid migration. but simply to the as
mishing rapidity with which they mul
tply when the weather happens to be
favorable to their preservation. Un
der such conditions a field c-ontaining
150 animals-the females are about
twie as numerous as the males-at
he end of winter would have more
han 20.000 in September.
There are many ways of fighting thej
es. including the use of various poi
sons, and asphyxiation of the animals
n their burrows by means of noxious
apors. but the plan recommended by
he French government is to spread a
ontagious disease among them by giv
ng a bacte-iai preparation.
HORSES AND HARNESS.
Plea For Lightness and Simplicity
In the Trappings.I
From manny fragments of the archi
ecture of the early ages and first al
lusions to the horse as a domesticated
animal it Is obvious that nothing su
periuous in the way of saddlery and
harness was employed, and on Grecian
bas-reliefs and friezes horses are rep
resented as being ridden without bit.:
bridle, saddle or stirrups. the animals.
being trained to obey the Indications
of the hand and leg, while the attach
ents for draft to the chariots used in
war and sport were of the simplest
character. As time went on. however.
superfuous and injurious portions of
harness were introduced, the weight*
of leather and metal furniture in
reased, and more attention was paid
to appearance than utility.
This has continued down to the pres
ent times. and, in spite of the protests
of those who have made the welfare
of the horse a specialty and the ex
ample of a few enlightened owners
who have -realized the advantage of
ightness and simplicity In harness.
there still persists the idea that cer
tain portions, such as the bearing and
lame rein and the winker bridle. even
unnecessary and useless, give the
horse a more furnished appearance
and, when dispensed with, a naked
lok. In'other terms, fashion or cus
tom outweighs consideration for the
omfort, well being and effective work
lug of the horse.-Animal's Friend.
IL ET RIC BILIOSNE
. H TRS AND KIDNEYS,
can give you s
we are not tryin
ian of moderate means we w,
cial suit of clothes made b
ation in the world. The mak
'The same price the world over"
,r than the price, due to the
id their scientific manufaci
kers are reliable and repute
rou like and examine $20 to $
:amine STYLEPLUS CLOTHE
te fabrics, the workmanship, the
in every way as you have seer
[ie beautiful patterns made of
woven. You will like the des
ing of the coat adds to its smar
taken a good look at these c1<
you have worn them a while y<
$3 to $8 after all.
Styleplus No other store in tow
Even the British, the L ion British,
are not agreed upon the proper pronun
ciation of "Pall Mall." The Pall Mall
Gazette has published scores of letters
on the subject, one from J. Henderson
Couter. being In part as follows: "It4
really does not seem to matter much 4
whether Pall Mall used to be 'Paille
Maille' or 'Pawl Mawl.' Both are prob
ably Incorrect etymologically. I had an
old grandmother. one of the old school. 1
Were she alive today she would be
about 110. She always spoke of It as
'Pell Mell.' But, then, she preserved
most of the old fashioned pronuncia- 4
tions. such as 'laylock' for lilac
-obleege' for oblige. 'sassingers' for sau
sages and 'gould' for gold. This may 4
have been. and pro .tbly was, a sheer 4
affectation on her part. Anyhow, she 4
tested a new manservant by hearing
how he could knock on a front door."
Some Old Beliefs.4
The old beliefs persist in southern
Europe. and a tragte comIc Instance 4
reaches me from Venlce. A cockatoo.
kept by a British resident as a pet,4
had been accustomed to promenade
about the roof garden when the fam
ily went up there. But one day re
cently It extended its etnatitutional to
a neighbor's root and was promptly
sot by him He subsequently offered
as a complete expiatnation the plea
that he thought it was an owl and that4
there was a very young baby In his
household. Now. atudents of ancIent4
Greek~ and Roman augury know that
the perching of an owl on the roof4
foreboded death to one of the Inmates,
while Ovid is amoug those who charge
screech owls wIth su-king the blood
of infants.-London Express.
Various Kinds of Wisdom.
WIsdom Is of many kinds Natural,
long dhered, we call genius: the c'ol
lege kind is a factory made article,
known us learning: common sense is
handmade and generally homemade.
and there is an Imitation known on the
street as "bluff." in society as "-pre
tense" and in the BIble as '"hypocrisy."
A man living at Auburn, New York.
bad a severe attack of kidney and biad
der trouble. Being a working man, not
wanting to lose ime, he cured himself
compleely by using Foli K:dne y Pills.
A year later be st,.s: "IL is a pleasure
t repe ri that the cure was per mar ent."
His name is J. A. Farmer. The Dick
son Drug ( o., MaL'ang, S. C., Leon
Fischee, Summe-rton, S. C.
He Wouldn't Respond.
When .lonItluln llIfers play. "The
Danites.' was produced for the tirst
tme the play enught the v'rowd's fancy.
and at the end of the second act there
were great calls from the audience for
The antauger looked around for Mil
ler. but could not tind him He sent
several of his assistants all over the
theater to bunt MIller up and bring
him before the footlIghts to address
the clamorouls audience
After some time spe(nt in searchIng
Miller was spIed sitting among the
crowd way up In the gallery, where
the calls of "Author!" were most un
meros Upon being asked to go down
an address the audience. SMIller refus
ed. saying that wIld horses couldn't
drag hIm down there.-New York sun.
Value of Merriment.
The mere pahysical act of laughter,~
quic-kens the circulation and the breath
g supplIes the body with more oxy
gen and stimulates every organ Good
humor dispels Ill health Our moods
or humors affect the health for good or
Il The meal enten to the accompani
ment of family quarrels or depressing
arguments is InfinItely less valuable
than the one taken In pleasant comn
that are the best. and I can prove it."
"How will ye do that. Silke?"
"Whre- I ask ye ns man to man
where will ye tind a new frind that
has stnod by ye as lon as the ould
ones?- -Chicago Record-Herald.
- More Deadly.
"What Is a buttress?"
"A buttress is er- why-a nanny :
gat. of c'ourse. Why don't you use
your head a little and not ask so many|
LtS $to $S
g to do that.
Mt to say this:
iy the largest
ers claim that ,
25 clothes. Then
in the $20 to $25
pure wool, fine in
ign of the clothes.
)thes you will buy
u will realize that
n has them.
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The Port of Adventure
By C. N. & A. M. Williamson $1 35
Virginia........ .............: By Ellen Glasow 1 =5
S tella Maris..................By W. J. Locke 1 35
Tbe Amateur Gentlemen. .By Jetlery Farnol 1 40
The Penalty ..................fBy G. Morris 1 35
The Heart Of The Hills..........By John Fox 1 35
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