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---- FO R -. -
A Square Meal
20c. SPECIAL DINNER 20c.
Oysters. whole dozen ------------- 20c.
half dozen ----------------lOc.
Ham and Eggs ------------------------ 15c
Bacon and Eggs ------------------15c.
Liver and Eggs --------- --------- 15c.
Brains aud Eggs ------ ------------- 15c.
Eggs. any style ----------------------- IOc.
Cheese Omelette ------------------- 15c.
.Fish --------------------------------- 15c
Beef Stew --------------------------- 15c.
Roast Beef --------------------------- 15c.
Porterho!se Steak ------------------15c.
Sandwiches, any kind .----- ---- 5c.
DIXIE CA FE
NOTHING OVER 20 CENTS
Also Fruts and- Fine Candies.
SOLID THROUGH TRAINS
Between Florence. S. C. and Roanoke Va.. via the
Atlantic Coast Line.
Fiorence and Wadesboro. Winston Salem South bound Raii
way,Wadesboro and Winston-Salem. Norfolk and Western Raji
waiy, Wmnston-Sa' m and Roanoke..
DAILY SCHEDULES. _
NORTH BOUND SOUTH BOUND
9.50 A. M. Lv. Florence, S. 0. Ar. 7.30 P. M.
10.20 A. M. Lv. Darlington, 8. 0. Ar. 7.01 P. M.
10.0-> A, M. Lv. Hartsville. S. C. A r. 7.15 P. M.
31.00 A. M. Lv. Society Hill, S. C. Ar. 7.15 P. M.
11 30 A. M. Lv. Cheraw, S. C. Ar. 5.53P.M
12 35 P. M. Ar. Wa4'.sboro, N. C. Lv. 5.00 P. M.
4 00 P. M. Ar. W ionSam N. C. Lv. 1.:?5 P. M.
8.45 P. M. Ar. Roa;noke. Va. Lv. 9.00 A. M.
Closeconnections are made at Florence, in both directions,
with trains carrying Pullman Cars to and from the North, South.
Eisa and West.
For rates of fare, and detai led schedules to any desired de's
tinaton by this new and attractive route. apply to .
H. D. CLARK,
- Ticket Agent of the A. C. L.
The Standard Railroad of rhe South.
Week-End Summer Excursion
to the Seashore via the Atlantic Coast Line, the Stan
dard Railroad of the South.
Round Trip Rates.
From Manning, S. C. to Washington, D. C.,...$19.60
To New York City........................28.60.
ToBoston, Mass~................... ...... 33.10
--Tickets on sale every day until September 30. via
Norfolk and Steamer, with final return limit October
TO ISLE OF PALMS, S. C.-$2.20.
Tickets on sale for all trains each Saturday and
forenoon trains each Sundas until September 13th,
1014, limited returning to midnight of Tuesday next
following date of sale.
TO WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N. C.-$7.75.
Tickets on sale everX day until September .30, lim
ited returning until October 31, 1911.
'For summer excursion rates to many mountain,
lake and pleasure resorts, and for any other informna
tion, reservation, etc.. call on
H. D. CLARK,
Or address Ticket Agent.
' W. J. CRAIG, T. C. WHITE,
Pass. Traf. Mgr. Gon. Pass. Agt.
Wilmington, N. C.
WAGONS. BUG6IES, SURRIES,
cal'. to see us. We expect to get in a few more Fords soon,
but they are hard to get now and the factory has sold all
they can make by October 1st. Also a fuli line of tires and.
SumeSt. ,. . SH W 0 . 0."0ER
*.iROVING SEED CORN
Least Expensive Method of In
creasing Yield Per Acre.
Ears Taken From Hightest Yielding
Rows of Ear-to-Row Brooding
Piats Have Repeatedly Pro
duced Best Ears for Seed.
(By Rl. G. WEIATHERSTONE.)
The average production of corn to
the acre for the entire United States
is but 26 bushels, yet In practically|
every section four times that quantity
a; requently produced. Improvement
of the quality cf seed is the least ox
'ensive method of increasing the yield
There is each spring a scarcity of
good seed corn. This condition Is all
the more regrettable because it need
not exist and it Is much more serious
than commonly supposed because
many do not fully realize the tremen
dous loss to themselves and the coun
try due to planting inferior seed. A
full stand of plants may be obtained
from Inferior seed, but the yield will
net be the best possible. The loss Is
due to delay or negligence. It can be
prevented by the selection of seed
corn in the autumn. Until a com
munity has Its experienced and honest
corn breeder, the best place for the
farmer to obtain seed corn Is from
fields on his farm or in his neighbor
Four devices for curing seed corn. At
the left the double cord is shown.
The rack in the center consists of
a square frame of 2x4 inch strips
on each side of which wires have
been stapled two inches apart each
way. The ears of corn are laid
upon these two sets of wires. Next
is shown the single cord method
of tying and at the right hangs a
rack made,. of heavy wire in which
the ears are laid.
hood that were planted with a variety
that has generally proved successful
in that locality.
By far too many consider seed good
simply because it will grow. To be
first clas, see'd must be
Well adapted to the seasonal and
soil conditions where It is to be
Grown on productive plants of a
Well matured, and preserved from
ripening time till planting time in a
manner that will retain Its full vigor.
Seed ears taken from the highest
yielding rows of ear-to-row breeding
plants have repeatedly produced bet
ter than seed ears taken from poorer
yielding roiws. Seed ears from the
best producing stalks found in a gen
eral field produced more than seed
ears taken without considering the
productiveness of the parent stalks.
Four bushels of ears were divided
Into two equal parts, one part being
well taken care of and the other
placed in a barn as corn is ordinarily
cribbed. The well-liteserved seed gavet
at 12 per cent.-increase in production
on poor soil and a 27 per cent. In
crease on fertile soil, notwithstanding
the fact that both lots of seeds germi
nated equally well.
At corn-ripening time drop all other
business and select an abundance of
An Ideal method of treating seed ears
bay strInging them immediately
after they are gathered.
seed corn. The process Is too Im
portant to be conducted incidentally
while husking. When selecting seed
corn give the process your entire at
tention. Get the very best that Is to
be had and preserve It well, and your
increased yields will return you mor.
profit than any other work you can
do on your farm.
Advantages of Plowing.
Fall plowing should be done as
early as possible, as more weed seeds
are started In the early plowing, the
stubble decays better and more ni
trates are formed and other plant
food Is liberated In larger quantities.
Early fall plowing can be plowed
deeper than late fall plowing without
so much danger of bringing up too
much soil at once from below.
Delivery of Milk.
As good pure milk finds the most
ready sale of any farm product it Is
of paramount importance that It
should be lelivered in the best pos
We invite you:
?Spring Millinery. ~
styles in Ladie's, M
SHats at reasonable
Slines, and we guan~
Sucklen's Arnica Salve
The Best Salve In The World.
P'RODUCTION OF PORK
Hog Can Always Be Sold for
Cash at Nearby Markets.
Breed and Color Are Not Factors In
Determining Price When Sold to
Are Admittedly Superior.
(By W. A. LINKIATER,)
Not only do hogs reproduce rapidly
and mature early, but their gains in
live weight are secured on less -feed
than In the case of cattle or sheep.
In addition to giving good returns for
feed and care, the finished hog always
has a money value. No matter how
hard the times inay be, the hog al
ways can be sold for cash at nearby
livestock markets. These markets pay
a premium for well fattened hogs of
good quality. Thin hogs and pigs
weighing under' 150 pounds are not
wanted by butchers or packers and,
consequently, sell at considerably less
per pound than well finished, heavier
liogs. The per cent of pork of good
quality a hog will dress out deter
mines its value.
Breed and color are not factors in
determining market price to any ex
tent, but breed and color may be fac
tors of importance to hog raisers.
In the matter of cheap pork produc
tion, one breed can not be said to
have any advantage over the others.
Experiments reported from six ex
periment stations in this country, in
cluding six different breeds of hogs,
A .- I
Portable Summer and Winter Hlog
fail to show any breed uniformly supe
rior to the others in economy of
gains. Pure bred and high grade
hogs are, however, admittedly superior
to scrub hogs in this respect.
A snort description of three most
popular breeds of hogs may be of az
sistance to farmers who are pur
The Poland China Is a highly de
veloped type of fat hog, early matur
ing, medium prolific, usually of good
quality and disposition. In selecting
breeding stock of this breed special
effort should be made to secure pigs
from large litters, the greater per
cent of which have been -raised.
The Duroc jerseys belong to the fat
hog type. They are proll~c, medium
early maturing, medium as to quality
and disposition. In selecting breed
ing stock of this breed, select pigs
that are low set, deep bodied and with
plenty of width of body.
- Bperkshires are prolific, of goo4
quality, medium early maturing, and
medium quiet and mild in disposition.
The young pigs are rather of bacon
type, but well fed and finished they
mature into a good type of fat hog.
It is important to select breeding
stock comparatively low-set and show
ing good width of middle and hind
quarters, and mild disposition.
Good blood is as important in the
case of hogs as in the case of any
other class of livestock, and, consid
ering the small investment necessary
to purchase a pure bred male, or one
or more pure bred sows, It will seem
sound business wisdom for every hog
raiser to breed only pure bred or high
grade hogs. The breed chosen Is of
secondary Importance to the type and
quality of the Individuals.
Young pigs make the moat econom
ical gains while they are young. The
mothers should be fed well before the
pigs are weaned and the young pig3
be given a liberal ration that will
produce rapid growth as soon as they
are weaned. It takes more grain .to
make gains as the pig gets older, so'
thaz it Is important that pigs be fin
lshed for market as early as possible.
Regardiess of the breed, hogs, like
other classes of stock, thrive bert
when they are comfortable. They
need shade and plenty of clean water
in the summer, and dry, warm sleep
ing quarters in the winter.
Some Dairy Logic.
Dairying is not only a cash business
but profitable when properly handled.
If the calf is to grow into a show
cow It will be wise to teach It to lead
before It gets too large.
Butter-making on the farm Is profit
able if good butter is made, but the
indifferent kind will bring a poor
price. Learn to make good butter.
Don't strIp the cow with the thumb
and finger, but milk with the whole
hand and ac fast as you can if you,
want to make a good cow of her. Get
all the milk each time or she will
gradually dry up.
Profit in 6ees.
The expense of keeping a few col
nies of bees is but little. They pay
a good profit on the money outlay.
Bees may be kept in most any neigh
borhood, as they gather their food
by the wayside, often flying several
miles for their daily food.
Danger of L.oose Wire.
Don't have any loose wires lying
around the farmn anywhere, especial
y where the colts and horses run. It
oly takes two seconds to knock a
hundred dollars off the value of the
Sinspection of our
Te have the latest &
sses' and Ohildren's &
e experts in their
Dr. King's New Life Pills
The best in the world.
C, R. Sprott, F. D. Hunter,
President and Treas. Vice-President and Sec.
-Manning, S. C.
ar-oo - --W
Cotton Seed Products
SHigh Grade Fertilizers ~
a time in
Ife when a
Woo Cotto Seettle ready
nean your future
_ig Kd Start a Bank
Basirg Lilds ebaineter, and it is the one habit
that conveys conviction of purpose and usefulness.
Saving consistently fo~lond is a fine thing and it
helps in maIy ways. When you put maney in the Bank
pcople yu' faithb in you 1cat se yourljudgmcnt is bet
ter than those who don't. It teaches the value of money
and time, establishes credit, and is the soundest foun
dation fcr your future. Begin ':th one dollar.
4 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Savings.
The Bank of Manning
hur Spring Needs I
We Have The Goods For 'Vou
Porch Rokers, Swings, and Lawn Goods. We o-4
ave tcos Celybrat d White Mountain Refrigerato-s
and Freezers; Coolers. Side Wlk Suikieys, Go-Crts,
Hoosier Kitchi Cabinets, Oil Stoves, Screen Door and
Windows, Rangs nnd sto.es. I fact. we have the
Smost complete stock of
ever openecd in Su ste. Drop in to see us when you 3
come to Sumter. Cash or Credit. "The Store Acom
WI. j.SR &SN
laI Front of the Postoffice, Sumter, S, C. 3
Ladies' and Gentlemans'
Ready4to-weor (G nenits.
NOW BEiNG- SHOWN
'In Style and~ MiAerials
Como in r:d is~ '1s show you the very newest
creatiUons ini wbat wi be worni this fall and
j Question Cleared Up.
Manning Readers Can no Longer Doubt
Again and again we have read of
strangers in distant towns who have
been cured by this or that medicine.
But Manning's pertinent question has
always been "Has anyone here in Man
ning been cured?" The word of a
strarger liviug a hundred miles away
may be true, bur. it cannot have the
same weight r-tti us as the word. of
our own cILtir.< Wi omn we know and
respP,.'. and %% tos - evidence we can so
Jamt-s E. Recat don. Manning, S. C.,
savz. "Some years aeo I us-d Doan's
Kidney Pills. procu red from Dr. W. E.
Broau & (.k's Drug Stor.e, (now the
Divkso.n Drug 'o.,) and I found them
to be a valuable kidnry mediine.They
broughbt mi prompt and lasting relief
from b.wkache and pains across my
loins and did me a wodld of good."
Price 50c, at all dea!ers. Don't sim
ply ask for a kidney remedy-get
SDoan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mr. Reardon had. Foster-Milburn Co.
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
SOME GOOD BEE ESSENTIALS
Neglect to Provide Honey Gatherers
With Drinking Water as Culpa
ble as Neglecting Food.
~y33SSME I. PUTN243
7We take pleasure in. idnem ft
arious ways, to the higher domestia
animali, well knowing that there s
:profit In this humane treatment, but
ihat it should extend to the bees ma
Iome as a new thought to many.
Neglect to provide drink is as cnlpa
Sble as to cut off the food supply, and
et the bees are in many Instanes
4wholly disregarded In this respect.
Yet the insects pluckily shift for
ithemselves in such cases, and. they
,may be found congregated around the
vilest spots, if they happen to contain
moisture, not because they do not pre
fer pure water, but because It is not
.convenient to obtain.
- You may notice how they invariably
.ilock aound the watering trough, If It
happens to stand in the neighborhood
of the hives, showing plainly that wa
ter Is necessary, and can you fall to
appreciate how many are drowned in
this effort to get a drink?
A fountain for'their special accom
modation is so easily made that It is
wasteful to neglect it. Cover a pan or
other shallow dish with wire screen
cloth, and keep the dish filled with
water, placing it In a - shady place.
where It wil keep as cool as possible.
The bees can get the niolsture throufh
the screen, and yet there Is no possi
bility of their drowning.
Another hardship through puree
lect, and one ,which often results dis
astrously, Is a failure to keep the grass
mowed In front of the hives.
How would you like to have such an
,obstacle in your path when coming
bome tired and heavy laden?
Ease and convenience applied to the
work of every helper Is not without Its
TOAD SHOULD BE PROTECTED
Food of Little Creature Consists of
insects of One Kind or Anoth
er-4Iipful to Farmer.
Investigations which have been
carried on by the United States de
partment of agriculture give the
common garden toad a most useful
place among the insect destroyers
which are helpful to the horticul
turist. An examination ijf 149 toads*
stomachs showed that 98 per cent. of
the little animals' food consists of
insects of one kind or another. Among
these were found cutworms, ants,
bugs and beetles, spiders, potato bugs,
thousand legged worms, weevils, tent
caterpillars and grasshoppers, wire
worms, and army worms, cucumber
bugs, plumb curcullos, gypsy moths,
cabbage moths -and grape caterpilars.
In the stomach of one toad seventy.
seven thousand-legged worms were
Common Garden Toad.
tound; in -another fifty-five army
worms. One toad in captivity snapped
eighty-six house flies in ten minutes;
another was given twenty-four gypsy
moths at one feeding. With so much
required to tatisfy the appetite of a
toad at a single meal, it would be dif
ficult indeed to put an estimate on the
huge amount of Insect food consumed
In a single season.
The natural enemies of the toads
are hawks, owls, crows, snakes and
skunks, and poultry destroy many
young toads. The little anials.,
which are to' be found in every gas'
den, should be protected with the
same care as are the useful birds
which frequent it.
ROTATE ORFAILURE, WHICH?
Weeds and insects, Too Numerous to
Mention, All Accumulate Under
the One-Crop System.
The accumulation of noxious weeds,
diseases, and insects on the farm is
one of the mosit serious sources of
loss. This results as a rule from the
constant growth or too long continued
culture of the same crop or class of
crops on the same land. Wilt in
various crops, bacterial diseases,
grain rusts, and weeds and Insects too
numerous to mention all accumulate
in the soil under the one-crop system.
These pests often multiply to such
an extent that ultimately It becomes
Impossible to secure profitable re
turns from land thus Infested. Rte
sistant varieties must then be secured
or 'crops cultivated on land not sub
ject to these pests. All these troubles
can be avoided and the fertility of the
soil greatly improved by intelligent
systems for any locality or type of
farming, so far as they have been de
veloped, can usually be obtained from
state experiment stations or from the
department of agriculture, WaahInwa
.ton, D. C.
Small Farms In Demand.
The U. S. Reclamation Service an
nounces that an increased desire on
the part of settlers on irrigation pro
jects to take up small farms has ne
cessitated regulations facilitating the
subdivision of established farm units.
On most of the government projects
the farm unit consists of 40 and 80
YOU WILL KNOW
just what you are doing. just
how. much you pay out, what
your surplus is, if you have a
commercial bank account. The
check book is a ready guide; one
glance at it telis you how you -
stand. Get this guiding -record
by opening an acount-with our
bank at once. You will reeive
good treatment from us.
iome- Bank and Trest C
Stop That First Fail Cough.
Chebc your fall cough or cold -at
once-don't waiLr-it may leap -t ser
IOus lung trouble. ivuken your vitality
and-develop a. chronic lung- ailment.
Get a bottle of Dr. 'T'PiheTar- -
Honey to-day; iLUst. s' p 1rmiess
use it freely fur that-ll coAgi or
cold. If Baby or Ct'.ldren -aredslk
give itto them. it will relieve: qbckfdjy
,and permaneni.ly. It. soothes the'tr
tated tbroat, lungs and air passag.-s.
Loose.ns Phlegm; is antisePiie 'nd or
tifles th~e system aga.rst colds It sure
ly prevents cold germs fromeing a
held. Guaranteed. Only 25eest your- -
DP not give up. Do notafiw *he
black waters of m anHi toctses
over you. Hold your head
your Iife beatfl11 In-Iithe faceo
faiure, Ionelnaan and ~eaat. ab
piness Is art. Be et
"I was annoyed for over a vear-l
attacks of ieute nmdiees0cP. followi.4
by constipation," writes Mrs. MJ
Gallasher, Ge%-va, N. T. Tlri-d
everything that was recmmended t
me for tbis egin1laint but nothing i d
me much goed until aiot. four months -
agol saw Chamberlain's Tablets aR -
vertigd &n.d pl-oured a hoto of them
from our drizzsc. I &n realizrd
that I had Vi-tten t11e ri.0r Ni&1r
they helped me at oace. Since ta~cir
two bowtles.of them. [ can eathr artil
without any bad effects." Sold .by all
Try to Parse TII1&
A correspondent, says the listener
the Boston Transcript, sends in a rare
bit -of Engash. It was written by a
woman In excusing her tardiness'1i
answering an inquiry that had beei ad
dressed to her: OT would'have written
before but I have been sick with a
dog -bite in the arm. -The manthat
owns the-sawmill's dog bit me isthe
road." The excuse was accepted a
If you are ever. trouibled with aches,
pains or soreness of the, mnuscles, :Sol
will appreefate the good .qualities of
Chamberlain's/Linimfenlt. Many suffer
ers from rheumatism and sciatica have
used it, with. the best resuits it is es
pcially valuable for lumbago -arna
lme back. For sale by all Dealers.
-Don't Trlfle With Such Subject.
"I have just -read a trivial-.sugges.
tion as to how to keep the necktie in.
place. That is a subject that *ought
not to be trifled with... Somebody
out todo aseres ofartcles onit
'-Cynic in American Magane.
Rheumatis Painis Stopped.
The first application of Rioan's L~ne
ment goes right to the painful part-it.
penetrates without rubbinir-it stops
the Rheumatic l'ains around! the joints
and give's relief and comfort.. Dont
suffer ! Get a bott!.t to-day ! It isa
family medicine for atll -pains. hurts,
bruises. cuts, sore thro',t, neuralgia
and chest pains. Prevents infectlion.
Mr. Chas. H. Wetetworth, Catlifooia,
writes:-"I did wondlers for my- Rhbeu
matism, pain is gon as soon as I apply
it. I recommendedi is to my friends as
the best Liniment I ever used."- Guar
anteed.. 25e. at your Druggist.-Adv
.Queer Refuge for Hunted Stag.
Pursued by -hounds a stag borunded 1
In through the open French windows
of the Y. M. C. A. buildings at Ash
bourne House, Epsom, England, 'and
took refuge in. the larder, which meas-~
ures eight feet by six. The huntsman
and whips quickly came up and, secur..
ing the stag with ropes* placed it 12 '
some stables, from which It was re
moved shortly afterwards.
Po-Do Lax Banishes Pimples.
Bad Blood, Pimples. Headaches,'
Biiousness. Torpid Liver, Constipation
etc.. come from Indigestion. Take-Pd
Do-Lax, the pleasant and absolntely
sure Laxative, and you won't suffer;
from a deranged Stomach or other
troubles It will tone up the Liver and
purifty t he blood. Use it regularly and.
you will stay well, have clear complex
ion and steadv nerve'. Get a 50c. Oot
te to-day, Money back if not satisfied.
Life Without Lace.
"One can't help thinking what a
colorless life a man Is forced to lead,
when one reflects .that chiffon and
Vention point and band embroidery
and kIsh crochet are to him mere
empty words. Whereas a woman,
whether she is Interested in babies, or
microbes, or husbands, or poetry, or
Plato, or bridge, Is fundamentally and
always interested In clothes.-From
Daddy-Long Legs, by Jean Webster.
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
"I advised the boys' when they en
listed for the Spanish war to take -
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy with them, and
have received many thanks for the aC
vico given," writes J. H. Houghland.
Eldn. Iowa. "No person whether
traveinit or at home should be without
thi grat emey.For sale by all
- Many Have Tried.
No man has ever gained distinction
because of the excellence of his jew