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\fANNING, S. C., MARCH 4, 1914
RUTH CHAPTER, NO. 40,
ROYAL ARCH MASONS
Regular Meeting. Second Men
day in Each Month.
ALTO DURAT. Faso LsazssR
High Priest. Secrtary.
Manning Chapter, No. 19
'eOrder of Eastern Star.
y Regular Meeting, First Tuesday
in each Month.
(Mrs.) W. C. DAve. W. I.
Miss LucY Jonssos, Sec.
Here's A Snap
Very fair quality, in good
condition, readily worth ten
cents a pound more than we
ask. Packed six inch
fours, in six and nine pound
caddies. This is a closing
out lot from a factory going
out of business.
Come Early. When it's
Gone, There'll be no More.
The 5,10, 25c Store
The plumbers are on the job since
Mrs. C. A. McFaddin is critically ill
at her home. - .
Mr. J. W. Odiorne of Columbia spent
Saturday in town.
Hon. B. B, Richardson, Jr., Pine
wood, was in town yesterday.
Mr. J. B. Hudnal of Andrews, spent
Saturday and Sunday in Manning.
We understand Mr A. Abrams con
templates moving back to Manning.
Miss Virginia Wilson is in Columbia
on a visit to her sister Mrs. Gordan
A big rally missionary meeting at
the Methodist church, Friday 6th, at
We are told Mr. Charlton DuRant
will soon be out again. He is im
The neighborhood club was delight
fully entertained Thursday afternoon
by Mrs. S. L. Davis.
Mrs. L. R. McIntosh returned to her
bomne at Rhems yesterday after several
weeks stay in Manning.
Mrs. Sue Harvin returned to her
bomne at Andrews last evening, after a
pleasant visit in Manning.
Mess-s M. M4. Krasnoff and M. Beck
left last week for New York. They will
keep you posted through Tbe Times.
Miss Sarah Dwight accompanied by
her little cousin, Sarah Lesesne, spent
the week end with her parents atEast
The legislature will likely adjourn
tonight, as the committee on appropri
ation have at last agreed--the senate
Mrs. J. McDowell McFaddin, after p
visit to Greenville, returned home
Wednesday accompanied by her father
Mr. C. A. McFaddin returned from
Georgetowna Wednesday, where he had
been in connection with his farm dem
Married by Judge Winfibm. at his
residence last Thursday, Mr. Howard
L. Honnany, and Miss Annie Lee
Shorter of Davis Station.
There willbe a hot supper in the
Turbeilie hall on Friday night. 6th.
The proceeds will be used to purchase
eksfor the school. Public is mnvited.
We are under obligations to J. O.
Martin, of the Silver section. for send.
aus a copy of TheTimes of January
1,which we had misplaced from our
The rear of the building occupied by
the Clarendon Millinery Store sunk
during the heavy snow, and is now be
ing torn out and rebuilt by Contractor
S. M4. Beardon.
On account of the weather the en
tertainment which was to have be..a
given lass Friday evening in the school
auditorium was postponed until next
Friday evening the 6th.
One day last week a little girl,
daughter of Mr. George Hardy, of New
Zion. was accidentally shot with a par
lor rifle by one of Mr. Hugh Hardy's
boys. The bullet inflicted only a flesh
wound and Is not considered serious.
Mr. Charles Knott, the popular tele
graph operator of this place has ac
cepted a position at Beaufort. This is
to be regrettied.Mr.Knlott has been here
for about two years, and be has made
many friends who are very much at
tached to him. We hope however the
good people of Beaufort will treat. him
right. He is a good fellow.
One of Mr. Patt Hardy's little girls
was severely bitten by a mad dog one
day last week. Mr. Hardy lives in the
Sem section, and to get his daughter
to Columbia for immeatate treatment,
it was necessary to drive through to
Manning to take the evening train.
While his son was returning home
with the vehicle in the night, both
mules got off the bridge into the big
gest stream in Black River. One that
was valued at about *300 died before
sufficient aid could be secured to get
them out of the snags and mud. Tbe
other with the exception of a few bruis
es is said to be in good condition.
Conductor Willie Johnson of A. C.
L. Train No. 35 was injtred yesterday
morning just as hia train was leaving
Pinewood and was brought on to Sum
ter, where he was taken to the Toumn
ey Hospital for treatment. He was re
ported from that place to be badly in
jured, although his wounds were not
considered serious. From information
obtained, it seems that Conductor
Johnson was standing on the steps of
the train looking backwards to see that
everybody had gotten on. when an arm
from a flat car, on which lumber had
been piled, struck him on the head,
knocking him off the car to the ground.
The accident was seen by some of the
train crew and the train was at once
stopped and the wounded man put on
-board. A freight; train conductor was
put In charge of the train and brought
It. on Into Sumter.
1; " a-::. rme -p.te m your paper
:11 m he foos'ing explanation.
Ti muno rningr while in conversation
i . hi limy rea
w ,, fre ii up th j i as superin
tend( n: ''f lh c Chain .ncig, and he told
me that he hear1 that I gave Alex
Williams, oue of the convicts a file to
sharpen a shovel and that I allowed
him to keel) in his possession, and car
ry into the Stockade the said file. and
that as a consequence Alex Williams
and Alford 'cKnight. tiled ol' the
shackles that bound them in prison,
and made good their escape, and for
this negligence on my part, I lost my
job as superintendent of the chain gang
of Clarendon County.
Now, Mr. Editor, for the information
of those who might be misled by such
an infamous slander, I wish to say,
that the above referred to is malicious
lv false and without any foundation
whatever, and was started for the sole
purpose of reflecting discredit upon me
as a public servant: [ wish to say furth
er, that while in charge of the chain
gang I tried to use every available
means of precaution to prevent the es
cape of the conviet=, and while it is
true, several of them did escape during
the time I was employed on the gang,
not a single one of them ever escaped.
or even tried to escape while I was ou
duty, it was no careless act of mine
that ever caused a:y of them to get
To get back to the file, I wish to say,
a-few days before Alex Williams and
Alford Mc1Knight escaped, I did have
a file on the work and when we went
to the came, a white trusty who had
the tile in charge,. brought it and gave
it to me, and I locked it in the trunk
that we had fur such purposes. To a
fecw devs T was sent off with the road
machine by the Supervisor who had a
perfect right to send me, as I was a
surbordinate, and to which I did not,
in the least object, nd-it was while I
was away from the camp that the two
So far a; losing my job is concerned,
that is also false, I did not loose the
job, but gave it up without being asked
to do so, and have no apologies or re
grets for doing s.. and would do the
same thing again under the same cir
I feel perfectly jas.iied in giving up
the job, and stand ready at any time to
give my reasons for aoing so, as I
though;, then as I do now, that was
the proper thing to do.
I wish to say just here that the re
spousibility is very heavy on a Super
intendent of the public works of a
County. It is expected of him to carry
on the work judiciously, look after the
feeding and care of the stock, look af
ter the health and care of the convicts,
and see that. they are not treated bru
tally. and that they perform the duties
imposed upon thema by the courts. It
is also the duty of the Superintendent
of the chain a to use his very best
business ju lement,!n i to economize a.
much as possible in the purchasing of
feed anl suopies. and to see that noth
ing is wanted or thrown away around
the catm'. and to take the same inter
est in the afairs of the County as he
would in his own a!T:irs, all of which I
tried to do to the best of my ability,
and would have been able to make a bet
ter showing had conditions been differ
ent while working for the County.
I hope this explanation will be suffi
cient to correct the erroneous rumors,
that I lost my job on account of my
negligence of my uutv.
H. C. BAGGETT.
Mrs. Lily Perry. North Carolina, is
visiting friends and relatives here.
Mrs. A. M1. Jones, of Davis Station.
is visiting here, attending the revival
There have been people from all over
the county here to near the Evangelist
B. F McClendon preach, of whom we
think the best preacher ever come this
way, for he sure handles sin with gloves
off: Not even sparing the so-called
Christians who have their names on
the church roll or preachers who are
Mrs. Maud Broadway, of Davis Sta
tion, is visiting friends and relatives
here, and attending the revival meet
Miss Aileen Ridgitl of Summerton, is
visiting her brother, Mr. Robie Rlidgill.
Mrs. B. F. M1cClendon, after spend
ng a few days with her husband, the
great preacher, has returned to her
home in Bennettsville.
Mrs. J. B. Wilson, of Sumter, after
visiting friends here1 has returned to
M1rs. J. B, Stukes. of Sammy Swamp,
is spending some time with her daugh
ter, Mrs. L. A. Graham.
Mrs. A. RI. WVilliamston, of Augusta,
Ga., is visting her patents and friends
Mr. A. T. Stack and several of his
children have been quite sick for sev
eral days, but 0 re some better.
Mr. G. WV. Smith is able to be out
aain after several week's illness. His
wife and daughter are still confined
to their room.
We have been having some weather
for the past week, rain, sleet and snow.
which will throw the farmer back with
their work, J. J- G.
Sundar School 10:30 a. m. E. L.
Wilkius' Superintendent. Preaching
by he o.istor at 11:30 a. m. No ser
vice in'the evenintr. on account of Un
ion service in interest of Anti-Saloon
Leaue at the Presbyterian church.
.1. A. ANSLEY,
Itch relievedl in 30 minutes by Wool
ford's sitaiy Lotion. Never fails.
Sold by Die'ks'zi Dru'g t'o., druggists.
5 r : oses Yin wil reak any case
of Chail andI ie:,r: and if taken then
as a tonic the l'eger will not return.
I ha:ve on h and rronerv to lend on
.\n-hig 'u:at in sheet music
S. I.' had it. .\ii :'Sc. music 15e.
5 i.. mui :2.'-. 0 41)potp id. This
dIrt-n 'i iCrg of Mmrs. WV. F.
Ducker '.phCC o' Gt" Sumnter, S. C.
I have. theO t wo st"r build inur occu
id by D). iiir's-:lhmann, with eight
roomsni.'sunmn led with artesian wvater.
For rent''after .\arch 1irst. D). M.
?'mney to lend on Illeal Flstate-A pply
o Chatoin Dultant.
Capell's Dropsy Cure-Sure cure
for dropsy. F'or Sale at Dickson's
Lt-A gold cull' buttun with ini
ials E. H. Ii. Finder will please
leave at The Times oflice.
WANTEDAli the piumibi and turn
ing to do. We put down deep) Well
Pumps, we imake Galvanize Iron
Tanks, and put ini water sy'stems to
coutry homes. H arvin M'notor Co.
Notice is her'eby 0ivyen that the
books of registra: uon will ope~n Monday
Feramy 23. 1914, at '[he Manniun
ims ofll'e an, remr~ain open until
April P., for' the Municipal lection for
the Town of ManningC to beC held Mon
day A pti 113. 1914.
EITE RS AND KIDNEYS
ArANTS AD. is worth nie en'x
On last Saturday a pet do. begh
to Mr. E. C. Horton. bit his youngst
child, Warren. Th log died the
same day, and dir. Ilortn at o'nce =r:'
its head to Columbia for exauinuatio:,
on yesterday he received a telegram
saying it had rabies, and advised tr-eat
ment for the child at once.
Bob White's Letter.
We are still at our post. The forty
days have expired and we are here now
at additional expense, because some
body has failed to work as they should.
Well, we have been trying for four
years to secure a rural police law for
Clarendon County. Now since we have
this law, let's not sit still and exoect
these "Rural Policemen" to reform
our County, for if we do nothing of
importance will be done, but if every
man in Clarendon who has the welfare
of his County home and loved ones at
heart will get behind this law and see
that it is poperly enforced, there is no
telling what might be accomplished.
Let's see personally the members of
our Board of County Commissioners
and confer wib them about the recom
mendation of proper men for the posi
tion of rural policemen, not to secure a
job for a friend, but to show that we
are willing to do our part to make the
law efrective, and then let's assist the
"Rural Policemen" in their work.
Attorney General's Ruling.
Editor Manning Times:
Will you please publish the letter
and opinion from the Attorney General's
Office on fees for Marriage Licenses,
which was rendered last December for
the Judge of Probate for Bamberg
J. M. WINDHAM.
Hon. James M. Windham.
Judge of Probate,
Manning. S. C
In response to your verbal re
quest for an opinion upon the question
of fees of Prolate Judge for marriage
licenses, I am herewith enclosing -you
copy of an opinion rendered by this
office on the 8th. day of December, 1913
to Mr. George P. Harmon, Judge of
Probate of Bamberg, which answers
Yours very truly,
FRED H. DOMINICK.
Assistant Attorney General.
Columbia, S. C., Dec. 8, 1913.
Mr. George P. Harmon,
Judge of Probate,
Bamberg, S. C.
This office is in receipt of yours
of the 6th inst. in which you ask if
you are not entitied to a fee of $1.00
for marriage licenses and twenty-five
cents for each oath the applicants take,
making $1.50 for the license and two
oaths combined, where they are taken
In reply I will say that under See
tion 3475 of the Code. the fee for issu
ing marriage licenses is fixed at $1.00.
twenty-five cents of which is to be re
tained by you as your fee and the bal
ance to be paid into the county treas
ury for the school fund of your county.
The oaths required upon which the
license is issued are not necessarily to
be taken before you, and I do not think
it is a part of your duty in issuing such
licenses to subscribe such oaths.
I am. therefore. of the opinion that
under Section 1370 of the Code of 1912,
when you administer such oaths, you
are entitled to your fees therefor the
same as is allowed by law to other
officers for similar services.
Yours very truly,
(SIGNED) FRED H. DOMINICKt,
Assistant Attorney General.
It is an old adage and a true one
"That an idle brain is the devil's work
shop," as it is snowing and most of us
have more time than money, I thought
would get.you some news from at and
around Oakdale graded school, first it
the best three teacher school in the
County. Second, it has three lady
teachers not imitators. Third. they
work in unity, they are not husband
bunters. Fourth, they not only take
interest in their day schools but they
take great interest in Sunday school,
they have their Sunday school class
and take great interest in instructing
those little minds and try to make
the little boys and girls of today be
great men and women in the future,
Oakdale has had her difficulties to ov
er come and her path has not been
strewn with flowers, but with co-opera
tion of the trustees and the County
Board this school may be a lesson to
some who know its history on persever
ance, push, and pluck. There is some
one teacher schools still runnn in
this County, the writer does not know
who to blame for these schools but
hope the tims wont be long when such
school in Carendon County wili be a
thing of the past. We have no kick to
make for the amount raised at Oakdale
for the benefit of the Confederate Mon
ument on last Wednesday night. We
also feel grateful to the public for their
liberal contribution on Friday night at
the box party given by the Woman's
Christian Society, notwithstanding the
weather was bad. The appreciation of
kindness was shown to a young fellow
driving twelve miles in a pourcing
n to attend the box party '"by
2ance be got the right box."
Miss Grace Etheridge, spent the
week end at Turbevilie with Miss
Pearl Wheeler, says she enjoyed it
fine especially going and cor ing.
Mr. Workman Evans, left for Sauls
bury N. C., where he goes to sell med
icine for the J. R. Watkins Medicine
Co Workman has taken a grat in.
terest in our school, especially the pri
Miss Wvingate, sister and brother of
St.. Charles, visited hexr at Workman
A bunch of Sardinia crack shots
came down Tuesday to show d]ohn
Epps how to bag birds, but owing' to
the snow beginning so soon Wedlnesdav
morning the hunt was caLledi o!T at one
o'clock, John Epps says, Oh if he had
just suggested brfore they started to
send what birds they killed to Mr-. Ap
pelt he would surely have had a tiue
ime eating Kill-Dees and Wood Pecks.
Mr. W. H. Workman, will preach
the second and fourth Sunday at M id
way in the p. m, as he preaches in the
morning at the Brick Church salemn.
Mr. Workman use to be pastor of Mid
way several years ago.
nr. Henry Smith went as a delegatc
to the Sunday School Convention at
it was sad about Mr. Patt Hardy's
ittle girl being bit by a mad dog, also
the accident which occured to his
mules and carriage as they were re
turning from Manning where they had
gone to take the girl and Mr. Hardy to
Columbia, one of the mules was killed
in Black River at the Sardinia cross
ing, leaning to Sardinia. to Manning, it
seems as if the thunder and lightcning
frightened the mules on one of the
bridges, and they jumped otY and one
of the mules got killed, a very valua
ble mule. PILOG.
Sunday School 10:15 a. m. M r. Jos.
Sprott, superintendent. Public wor-sh
ip 11:30 a. mn. conducted by Rev. George
Pierce Watson, pastor. Theme: "Some
Lessons from a Great Name." Meni
mass meeting at 4 p m. Address by
Rlev. John L Harley. Super-iatendent
Anti-Saloon League. Pr-ayer meet i n
Thursday, 4:30 p. in. Epworth Leagui
8:00 . m. The public is cordially in
Union of America
the Progressive Agriculturist
Common quality : eks a low level.
Debt is a malignant form of pov
Education should be with a view to
Politics, without education, Is a dan
Clear-sighted reason is one's most
Debts make cowards of us all-pro
vided we are honest.
Success comes to the man who be
lieves in succeeding.
Clean bodies and clean clothes have
a moral effect upon children.
We should water and cultivate the
flowers, and destroy the weeds in our
No talents, no circumstances, no op
portunities will make a successful
man unless reinforced by a reasonable
amount of energy.
The man who hitches his horse to a
fine shade tree ought to be condemned
to holding the hitching strap in his
teeth until he learns better.
UNITE TO GET FAIR PRICES
Attorney Generals of Southern States
Give Opinions on Scope of
To what extent may producers unite
to obtain fair prices and better dis
tribution? Is it legal for cotton grow
ers in each state to hold conventions,
vote that the price should be a cer
tain figure. and then through their
own state organizations urge upon
local granges and unions within the
state the wisdom of co'operating to
demand and obtain such prices?
We submitted this all-important
question to the attorney general of
each of the southern states, says the
Iowa Homestead. Their replies indi
dicate that such action on the farm
ors' part does not violate the anti-trust
law in any of the southern state. The
Mississippi attorney general writes a
lengthy opinion to the effect that the
anti-trust law was not aimed at that
sort of thing, but that it is an advant
age to the state and to the public for
growers to receive a reasonable price
for their produce. Evidently there
is not much danger but that the ef
forts of farmers to co-operate in
marketing their produce wholly with
in their state may be legal and not
subject them to prosecution. How
ever, it will be wise for them to take
counsel on this point.
Interstate combinations of pro
ducers to effect better distribution and
secure better prices may run up
against the federal anti-trust statute.
That is why so harmless a corporation
as the New England milk producers'
company had to disband as a result
of being indicted for violating the fed
eral law. It has been succeeded by a
voluntary association, which strives to
avoid any conflict with the statute.
The organization of the California
orange growers, which so efficiently
promotes the distribution of that crop
at fair prices, has thus far escaped in
dictment. Instead of discouraging
co-operation, both federal and state
laws should encourage it.
HIGHEST PRICE FOR COTTON
Movement inaugurated at Bonham
That Deserves Consideration of
All Shipping Points.
*The merchants of Bonham, Tel.,
have organized a company to offer the
farmers top prices for their cotton.
The company does not care to deal in
cotton, but will take it where the
regular buyers refuse to pay the high
est market price.
The business men of Texas are be
ginning to realize that they can be
come most useful on the marketing
side of agriculture and the Bonham
movement deserves the consideration
of all other shipping points.
Business men can employ their ener
gies to no better advantage than to
assist farmers in getting fairer market
prices for their products.
On farms where a hand separator Is
used more money can often be ob
tained by selling sweet cream to ho
tels, confectioners and ice-cream mak
ers than by selling sour cream to the
creamery. Of course, it is more
trouble to market sweet cream than
sour, as the product must be taken
to market oftener, and care must Be
exercised to keep the cream perfectly
sweet, but where the market Is not
too far away all these difficulties can
be meot nicely.
Ice cream manufacturers desire a
thin cream, testing about 18 per cent.
fat, and this, of course, leaves less
skimmilk on the farm than when a
high-test cream is marketed, but the
better price received for the sweet
cream Is usually enough to pay for
this and the extra trouble.
Health of Young Pigs.
Young pigs should not be given
crowded quarters. In order to keep
themn in a healthy, growing condition,
a proper diet should be fed. Healthy
individudis possess a certain amount
4f power to resist disease, and thi~s
'h ys no small part in preventing it
Too Much Sulphur in Gas.
It is not the soot from gas flame
that blackens ceilings and corrodes
metal, but the sulphur dioxide or tri
oxide that is a product of the combus
tion. If the gas contained little or no
sulphur, as it might if the companies
would spend a little more money In
purifying it, our ceilings would remain
white and the silver on our sideboard
would not tarnish in a few days.
The books for collection of taxes,
will close on March, 15th, inst., this in
cludes road tax also.
Sabbath School 10:30 a. m. C. A. Mc
Faddin Superintendent. Divine worhip
11:30 a. mn. On Sabbath 8:00 p. m.
there will be a Union service, Rev. J.
L. Harley, Supt. South Carolina Anti
saloon League. will deliver the address
Prayer meeting Thursday evening 7:30
immediately after prayer meeting,
there will be a joint meeting of the
Board of Elders and Deacons.
L. B. McCORD,
Children Cry f
The Kind You Have Always B
in use for over 30 years, I
~ and has
W;^ z~t Allow n1
All Counterfeits, Imitations a]
Experiments that trifle with a
Infants and Children-Exper
What is Cl
Castoria is a harmless substi
goric, Drops a;nd Soothing S
contains neither Opium, Mo
substance. Its age is its guna
and allays Feverishness. Fo
has been in con star: uise for
Flatulency, Wind Colic, all
- Diarrhcra. It- regulates tl
assimilates the Food, giving 1
The Children's Panacea-The
Bears the S
In Use For 0'
The Kind You Hav
THE CENTAUR COMPA
BENEFITS OF CO-OPERATION
Plan of Farmers' Association of
Moore and Le: Counties, North
"The Sand Hii'. Farmers' ossocia
tion" o Moore and Lee counties,
North Carolina, is a young organiza
tGon as yet, and has no warehouse.
Still the members are determined to
market their cotton co-operatively.
Here is their plan:
The association will require of each
member who is willing to have his
cotton sold through its offices, a re
fusal on said cotton until it has had
the opportunity of grading it, secur
ing samples and submitting same to
the several large buyers and export
ers with whom the association is now
in correspondence, and In turn sub
mitting the resulting bids to the own
ers of the cotton.
The association is in the possession
of a set of government grades or
samples, which are open to the mem
bers' inspection at the office of the
association at Pinehurst, and will se
cure the services of a competent
grader, whose expenses are to be met
prorata by the members of the as
sociation whose cotton he grades.
The association will guarantee what
cotton it seils to come up to the specd
fled grede and will affix its seal to I
every bale graded and sold through
its offices and it will hold Its mem
bers strictly responsible to protect I
the grade of their cotton from the
time It is graded until delivered.
The association believes that by
adopting this plan the following ad- I
vantages will accrue to its members: I
1. The grower wi!! be paid the full I
market prl i t hat the grade of his
cotton entitler him to. which he has 1
not been .-:'g from local buyers
2. P.: sci'ir. iarge quantities of cot
ton cf ceri~ain specific grades in bulk, I
a heitr price will be secured from
thie lsrgec buyers, exporters and mills
tha, wculd b- the case If the cotton
w&Ire seid ~ in il quantitIes.
3. The econmiss:ion of the local buy
er n'iil be cli-rinated.
4. Ity hav-in; large quantities of
cotton of specified~ grades to sell, the
association will be in a position to 1
getI competiR'e bid.= from the buyers
to vwhom It oTern the cotton.
5. By guarantecin~g the cotton to a
come up to sIteci.~ ( grades, the as- 1
sociation relieves the buyer of the
risk that he ordinarily runs, and be
lieves for this reason that it will be
able to secure better prices.
Preparing for Winter.
The cows should go into winter
quarters that arc thoroughly clean,
bright and sunny. This means that
the cobwebs on the walls and ceil
ings must be cleaned away, a good
coat of whitewash should be applied,
all the broken window lights replaced
and the windows made clean etiough
so that the sun can shine through.
Alfalfa Should Not Follow Sod.
Alfalfa should not be seeded after a)
grass sod, but may follow a cultivated
or small grain crop. The preparation
of the seed bed should be thorough
and extend over a period of several
weeks, so as to secure a firm and fine- ~
ly pulverized seed bed in which the
weeds and weed seeds have been as
completely eradicated as possible.
Long Lifetime In Bed.
Fifty-five years in fled is probably
a record in that line, and is held by
Mlle Lacaux, a spinster of seventy-five,
living at Wouvion, France. Although
in perfect health, she went to bed
when she was twenty with the avowed
intention of never leaving it again,
and has faithfully kept her word. She
Is naturally suffering from chronic
cramp, but her general health is good.
Antiquities in Danger.
Hidden away in the national mu
seums and libraries, and zealously
guarded are a number of priceless
manuscripts and books which, but for
a fortunate chance, might have been
lost to the world. The chief treas
ure of a museum at St. Petersburg is
the oldest known Greek manuscript of
the New Testament, which was about
to be burned by the monks of a
Syrian monastery, when, by a lucky
chance, one of the priests, struck with
the antiquity of the manuscript, in
terfered in time to save what had
been thought valueless.
Sometimes It Is.
Dick, whose father was a candidate4
or office, one day ran to his mother,
exclaiming: "Oh, manmmo.! Mr. Smith
says papa's got the nomination. Is
Phnt wors than the measles?"
Dr F etcher's
>nght, and vhii has been
.as borne the signature of
been made under his per
pervision simcC its infancy.
o on' to deceive you in this.
,d " Just-as-god " arc but
.rd endanger the health of
icace against E:sperimient.
hate for Castor Oil, Pare
yrm:ps. I iis pleasant. It
rphine ncr other Narcotic
antee. It destroys Worms
e more than thirty years it
the relief of Constipation,
Teething Troubles and
ie Stomach and Bowels,
iealthy and natural sleep.
per 30 Years
e Always Bought
,NY. NEW YORK CITY,
Out of His Sphere of Influence.
Father Farrell was addressing a lit
le group of boys at the mission one
Light, and it wasn't long before all
ut one of them had been moved to
ears. The good priest watched this
oy closely, but he remained perfect
y possessed. Finally, pointing a fin
,er at the lad, he cafled out. "Why
aren't you crying?" "O' says the
oy, "I don't belong to this parish."
According to the London Telegraph,
he Bishop of London, speaking at the
bansion House, said that many people
iewadays had a false idea of the
hurch. "The popular idea was that
'ou had only to put threepence in the
lot, or rather in the offertory, and
you got a handsome vicar, two good
ooking curates and a peal of bells."
Much of New Guinea Unexplored.
New Guinea is one of the few coun
ries that still present untrodden fields
or the explorer. The difficulties of
raveling in the interior of this great
sland have prompted a German trav
ler, Lieutenant Graetz, to project the
iploration of the island by means of
,n airship. This will enable the ex
lorers to pass without difficulty over
ivers, mountains and jungles which
rould be traversed only with great
oil by ordinary travelers.
If any desire becomes insatiable
ind the desire to succeed may be
sme so-there may result the most
ixhausting emotions. Frequent de
ipair and depression, irritability and
inreasonable anger may be frequent
rith a man who Is unduly anxious to
~ttan what he calls success. He will
hink too much about his mistakes un
ess some one dares to say to him, or
ie can say to hnmself, "Forget It!"
Bad Effect of Moonlight.
There Is scarcely any region on this
~lobe, from the equator to the newly
ound continent of the arctic circle
ad the lately discovered south pole,
rhere there Is not a general belief in
he powerful and deleterious effects
f moonlight on fish, newly planted
eeds and to a lesser extent on meat
rhich Is to become food, says a writer
n the New York American.
Foreman's Gentle Hint
A gang of laborers was employed
dggng a mysterious ditch across the
street. It was a sewer or a place to
put a gas pipe or something. One man
in particular was working as if he
were a chorus man In a play, just
going through the motions and pre
tending to dig a ditch. The foreman
camo along arnd spoke to him. "Don't
be afraid," he said, with rich sarcasm.
"Lean on th' shovel now an' thin. If
It breaks I'll pay for iti"
Have Exterminated Mosquitoes.
In Livingstone, the capital of the
frican territory of that name, the,
osquito problem has been practically
olved. A ceaseless war has been
raged against these Insects, with the
esult that they are now scarcely ever
Utter Sounds While Still In Shell.
So long ago as 1899 Dr. Voeltzkow
iotced that unhatched Madagascar~
crocodiles uttered a cry from the
gg at a considerable depth and that
mny shock, as a heavy tread near the
egg, caused the baby crocodile to
produce this sound "with the mouth
~losed, as we prod-uce hiccough
ounds. In this way they inform the
~emale crocodile, when she visits the
est, that they want her aid, where
ipon she scrapes the sand away and
Singer's Marvelous Memory.
ft is said that Herr Stehmann
earned the entire part of the "Wan
erer" in "Siegfried" in six hours;
md on one c'ccasion when Herr
Krauss, who was to have taken the
eading role in Xaver Scharwenka's
'3ataswnka," was suddenly taken ill,
tehmann, who had never before seen
:he part, mastered it so completely be
:ween the afternoon rehearsal and
:he evening performance, that in both
vords and music he was absolutely
Tonic in Scent of Lavender.
If you are a martyr to neuralgia or
leadachos you may envy the people
vho preparo lavender for sale. Laven
ler, indeed, is an excellent tonic for
myone wLo is run down. Doctors fre
luently recommend people suffering
'ronm nervous breakdown to get a job
t gathering or distilling this fragrant
Large Size Cans of Tomatoes
CLEAN. WHITE BROKEN RICE A PECK
Subject to withdrawal without notice.
"Everything Good to Eat."
Katzoff's Bargain Store has moved to
Abrams' Old Stand.
Look for the Big Sign Reading, "THE
FAIR." That is where you will find Katzoff,
The Bargain Man.
Just Received a New Line of Spring
Thanking you for a call,
FOR GOOD BARGAINS.
Abrams' - - - Old Stand.
Spring and Summer
Here you will find the new styles that Fashion has dic
tated for spring and summer in
Ladies' and Children's Dresses.
These garments have just arrived from the Northern
Markets. The lines are complete, and the prices right. No
need for you to send out of town for your spring and sum
mer needs, as we can suit you here.
For the Children.
(2 to 16 Years)
We are showing a large varity of Dresses in many
different styles. They come in Voils, Batestes, Dimmities,
Lawns and Ginghams; trimmed in Lace, Ribbons and Em
broidery. Very stylish looking, from the ginghams to voil.
For Misses and Ladies.
We have a large line of both Street and House
Dresses to select from. They come in Voils, Lawns and
Ginghams. We also have a nice assortment of Middey
Blouses, Kimonas and Ready-made Skirts.
D. H IRSC HM AN N
A CAR LOAD OF
Mules and Horses
We Carry A Full Line of
BLUE BIRD TWO-HORSE STEEL
MIDDLE BUSTERS. HARROWS, WAGONS,
and Accessories: A Complete Line of Ouaker
Tires and Inner-Tubes, a Tire that will qive
D. C. SHAW CO.,
Sumter, S. C.