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The Retter Wey.
"Do you Know," said Green as he
?ove-hauled Davidson on the strett
the other evening, "that the wheat
-crop la going to be short this year?"
"Tea, and it's going to make hard
times ' was the reply.
"You bet it Is. And they say the
hey crop Is short."
"And the potato bugs are eating up
"And thst Psnama Canal Is going to
cost fifty million dollars more than
they thought for."
"I tell you. Davidson, this country
te on the verge. Yes, sir, right on
"Yes. I think so myself."
"There will probably be another
"Shouldn't a bit wonder."
"Followed by a terrible war v. Ith
"And bankrupts will be as thick as
?see around a sugar barrel, and we
- shall all go to the dogs."
"I can't dispute It."
"Tee, sir. go right to the dogs; but,
?The druggist on the corner here
gives the biggest glass of soda water
hi town for a nickel. Let's go In anA
hare a cooler to get through the day
en." Joe Kerr.
There Is a Arm In Washingaon
business requires the use of a
number of delivery wagons. In
each wagon, on the back rest of the
driver's seat, there are painted these
words, "Be good to your horse." Far
?Veen being maudlin, this sentiment
deserves to be recorded in letters of
geld. Wise and humane at all times,
Jt will, during the next two or three
smooths, have a meaning more
weighty than at any other season of
This motto Is hidden from the
srerld. yet always faces the man to
sfSjom It appeals as he climbs Into
lass seat and takes the reins In hand.
The strength of the little sentence
Has .a Its moral character. An agent
e*T the Humane Society can hold up
a brutal driver, and a policeman can
him before the courts. Such a
Is likely to provoke a desire
revenge, and It la only too prob
that this desire will be wreaked
ess the inoffensive animal under con
dUtlons of time and place known
eustther to the friend of the beast nor
te the upholder of the law. But
few words will plead to the
heartless, end serve as a needed
:k to heedlessness or a passing fit
The automobile has doubtless come
i stay, but the horse hss not depart
L On the hot asphalt. In the pad
or down the last stretch on
ly day he counts. \nd In every
m the force of the Injuction on the
sk of the delivery wagon aeat will
The merciful man Is merciful to his
Too much cannot be said of the
ity Haag Railroad Shows' parade
ih takes place dally on the public
?ts for everybody and Is one mile
length and Introducing features
rer attempted by any other show
their street pagaent. No parade
iplete without a callope and Mr.
haa spared no pains or expense
this everlasting feature of the
le. Not only have the Haag
one of the finest callope In
world, but have been fortunate
igh to secure the service of Slg
Limont. who Is considered the
linier of callope players and will
sset only gladden the hearts of the
children but everybody as well with
Isle up-to-date selection. They will
exhibit in this city on August 31st.
A iMvk of Confidence.
A minister, frequenlty away from
was in the habit of getting
le one to stay with his wife and
II daughter In his absence. Once,
?ever, he went so unexpectedly
and hurriedly that he had no time to
Make such provision for them. The
wife was very brave until night came,
when her courage began to fail. Af?
ter exhausting every reasonable ex?
cuse for staying up, she put the child
te bed with the Injunction to pray
especially for God's protection during
father's absence. "Yes, mother, we
win do that tonight." said the girl,
the next time we will make bet
Kva. scarcely MlfOi years old, was
walking with her papa near the edKc
?f a sidewalk where some horses
were tied. All at once she lei K" Ml
hand and. slipping around |0 the safe
side of him, took boM of that h;md.
ssirtng. "I><>n t bS 'fald (afraid) papa,
I'll take care of >?ui." The Delinea?
The new tariff measure begins Its
existence without a single sincere
friend. -Milwaukee Journal.
The Ten Deuiandments.
A Chicago man who has a large
number of employes under him has
posted up in the various departments
of his establishment cards which
bear the above caption and the fol?
lowing terse rules. These make it
very plain what he expects and what
he does not expect of those who draw
salaries from him:
Rule I.?Don't lie?it wastes my
time and yours. I'm sure to catch
you In the end, and that's the wrong
Rule III.?Give me more than I
the clock. A long day's work makes
a long day short, and a short day's
work makes my face long.
Rule II.?Give me more than I
expect and 1*11 pay you more than
you expect. I can afford to Increase
your pay If you increase my profits.
Rule IV.?You owe so much to
yourself that you can't afford to owe
anybody else. Keep out of debt or
keep out of my shops.
Rule V.?Dishonesty Is never an
accident. Good men, like good wom?
en, can't see temptation when they
Rule VI.?Mind your own business
and in time you'll have a business of
your own to mind.
Rule VII.?Don't do anything here
which hurts your self-respect. The
employe who is willing to steal for
me la capable of stealing' from me.
Rule VIII.?It's none of my busi?
ness what you do at night. But if
dissipation affects what you do the
next day, and you do half as much
as I demSnd, you'll last half as long
as you hoped. ?
Rule IX.?Don't tell me what I'd
like to hear but what I ought to hear.
I don't want a valet to my vanity,
but I need one for my dollars.
Rule X.?Don't kick if I kick?If
you're worth while correcting, you're
vorth while keeping. I don't waste
time cutting speck out of rotten ap?
ples?Mail Order Journal.
Woman at the Telephone.
"Halloa, halloa!" shouted the fire
man on the engine house end of the
telephone. In answer to a long ring.
"Halloa!" came back In feminine
tones "la this the firs station?"
"Yes; what Is It?"
"Well, I want to Inform you that
my yard runs right up to the walk
that runs along the side of the Cum
trdngses' walk next door"
"I guess you've got the wrong num?
"You said thie was the fire station,
"Well, I want to aay that I'm try?
ing very hard to raise a respectable
yardful of grass and have lately
planted grass seed as far as the Cum
mingses* walk. Then, besides the
grass seed, I had it all tidied up and
made ready for planting bulbs, an"?
"I say, ma'am, you are mistaken in
the telephone number. This"
"Isn't this the fire station?"
"It is; but"
"Very well. Now, I want to say fur?
ther that however careless our neigh?
bors, the Cummlngses. are with their
garden, we are very, very much the
other way. In fact, a pretty lawn,
adorned with a variety of flowers, is
what I artd my husband are looking
for next season, and we want our yard
to appear as well clear up to the Cum?
mlngses' side as It Is possible to have
It. Why, I shouldn't any more allow
a person to step on my grass seed
"For heaven's sake, ma'am, what
has this to do with the Are station?"
"Oh, well, 1 -want to Inform yoj that
our house Is No. 200 School street and
that the Cummlngses' house next door
Is aflre. Now, don't let your firemen
But the fireman had dropped the
Misplaced Sympathy. I
A traveler passing through a moun- |
tain district in northern Pennsylvania
last summer came across a lad of
sixteen cultivating a patch of miser?
able potatoes. He remarked upon
their unpromising appearance, and
expressed pity for any one that had
to dig a living out of such soil.
"I don't need no pity," said the
The traveler hastened to soothe his
wounded pride. But In the offended
tone of one who has been misjudged,
the boy added: "I ain't as poor as you
think. I'm only workln' here. I don't
own this place."?Everybody's Maga?
Hill Jones Is a country storekeei ? i
down In I?ulsiana and last spring be
went to New Orleans to purchase a
stock of goods. The goods were shlp
ped immediately and reached home
before he did. When the boxes of
goods were delivered at his store by
the drayman bis wife happened to
look at the largest; she uttered a loud
cry and called for a hammer. A
to Ighbor, bearing the screams, rushed
to her assistance and asked what was
lhs matter. The wife, pale and faint,
pointed to an Inscription on the box
w Mich read as follows:
Bend us your Job work.
The Fly at the Bar.
The extermination of malaria and
yellow fever by the control of the
breeding-places of mosquitoes was
a great triumph of sanitary adminis?
tration. The house-fly presents uni?
versal opportunity for a still greater
triumph, says Theodore Dreiser in
the Delineator for September. The
Merchants' Association of Xew York
City, in its bulletins of 1908 and 1909,
presents incontrovertible evidence
against the house-fly?evidence that
every mother and teachers of moth-rs
should have, and which may be got
by applying to the association.
The house-fly has been condemned
by a court from which there is no
appeal. Health and bacteriological I
experts all over the country have
pronounced the verdict "guilty."
Whereas the fly was once considered
a scavenger sent in hot weather to
eat up the germs that abound, it is
now considered a filthy Insect. Bred
in manure, it drinks from cess-pools
and dines in prlvey vaults. It eats
the suntum on the sidewalk and
revels in the garbage-pail. It hovers
over the baby's diaper and is greedy
Of* the dressings from a discharging
wound. It is a germ-carrier. It
brings typhoid fever, diarrhoea, dys?
entery and tuberculosis to the very
gateway of the human body. After
Its repast of filth It crawls over your
freshly-frosted cake, swims in your
lemonade, cleans its feet on the
bread brought in a sealed paper bag.
Direct from the neighboring privy it
crawls over the sweet lips of your
sleeping baby or settles on the steril?
ized nipple of Its nursing bottle. The
fly that you fish out of your baby's
milk, milk for which you have paid
fifteen cents a quart, may have been
feeding on the excrement of n patient
recovering from diarrhoea or typhoid
fever. The flies on the fruit you buy
at that street corner for your chil?
dren may have last fed on the sput?
um of a consumptive. As many as
six million six hundred thousand bac?
teria have been found op a single fly.
Yet the house-fly is tolerated every?
Milk and hot weather are blamed
for the great number of infant deaths
from diarrhoea or "summer com?
plaint." A careful study of the sea?
sonal prevalence of flies by means of
daily counts from fly-cages made In
different parts of New York City by
the Merchants' Association shows
that flies were active In large num?
bers only In the comparatively few
hot weeks of summer, while the
health statistics showed that these
were the very weeks when an abnor?
mal number of cases of typhoid fever
and diarrhoea were contracted. These
diseases rose with the rise in preva?
lence of flies and fell with the
decrease in the numbers of flies trap?
ped. When we consider that one fly
laying one hundred and twenty eggs
at a time will have a progeny of sex
tillions at the end of the season and
that milk Is the best germ-culture
known, It is easy to see the fly's part
In spreading intestinal diseases.
Screen all doors and windows as
soon as the fly season sets in, espe?
cially the kitchen, dining, room and
nursery. Wire netting is more ser?
viceable, but cotton netting at three
cents a square yard'keeps the flies
out. Keep flies away from your baby.
Keep flies off your food and milk. Do
not buy food exposed for sale un?
screened. - Don't forget that the
breeding place of flies is in nearby
filth. It may be behind the door,
under the table, or in the cuspidor.
Tf there is a nuisance In the neigh?
borhood, report it at once to the
health department and demand abate?
Every health department should
distribute pamphlets warning the
people of the danger where flies lurk.
Doctrine of Election.
"I heard a Presbyterian preacher
tell a good story the other day," said
a traveling man. "He had been
preaching a series of interesting ser?
mons and he told his congregation to
go to the old darkles who were reared
by good Presbyterian families If they
wanted to know the doctrines of their
church. Once, when I was not quite
certain about the mening cf 'election,'
I called on an old negro man and
asked him If he belonged to the
"'Yas, sir, boss, I's a chuich mem?
"'How long have you been one?' I
" 'dwine on forty year now. sir.'
" 'What church?'
" 'What do the Presbyterians mean
" 'Yas, sir. Well, boss, you know
dat de election is gwlne on all de
" 'doing on all the time?'
"'Yas. sir. De Lawd an' Satan is
votln* all day an' night, an' people
votes When its deyer' time. When yo*
time conn s you vote -an' de way dat
makes two to one on de Lawd's side,
but ef you vote Wld de devil, den it
makes tWO to one on de devil's side,
an' fur you It's all over; de devil i'
sho' gut you.
" 'Yas, sir. marster, dat's de way it
looks to me.' "?Charlotte Observer.
A subscriber writes to a newspaper
of this .State to say: "You are siding
with Jones in the conflict that if?
fronting the people of the State. That
is your privilege; you are a free nan;
your paper is free, and you at
liberty to do as you like. But to sup?
port a man that is not in sympathy
with mo and the cause 1 advocate is
just a little too much for me. You
will stop my paper and oblige," etc.
Anyone in reading this letter wouid
be apt to think that the writer had
had "just a little too much." We mav
say that the Jones referred to is the
Rev. Dr. Howard Lee Jones, a fol?
lower of Christ and a man called to
minister to others. There was a
time in South Carolina when wearers
of the cloth received some respect.
Not so today. Prohibition has been
forced into politics and men have un?
dertaken to arrogate to themselves
the functions of Deity.
The Rev. Dr. Jones has suffered In
no wise by the attacks of narrow
minded men. Some have lowered
themselves in the base remarks
which they have made concerning
him. Unable to answer his logic, and
put to flight when endeavoring to
combat him under the rules of de?
bate, they have sought to wound him
by senseless and emotional appeals.
The men who cast their ballots to?
day can now understand what it Is
all about. A vote for prohibition
meana a vote, apparently, for men?
tal slavery. Men are no longer to be
allowed to think. They are to fol?
low like a flock of sheep. We have
a new Inquisition, and it is none the
less terrible than that of the Span?
iards. If our reason rebel then shall
we be forced to do what other men
think is right. We shall not be per?
mitted to proclaim a farce a farce,
but shall be forced to change the
"a" to an "o."
So let it be. Our Columbia con?
temporary has answered its subscrib?
er as he deserved. A decent news?
paper is a "little too much" for its
loBt reader, and perhaps there are
some men in South Carolina who
"are a little too much" for the rest
of us.?News and Courier.
"Now, my dear sir," earnestly be?
gan the sauve stranger, with the up
tilted cigar and unauthenticated dia?
mond, according to Puck, "these
handsomely engraved bonds of the
Consolidated Mexican Milkweed Rub?
ber Company, which are positively
guaranteed to return a 69 per cent,
semi-annual dividend, and ?"
"I don't really 'spose you can do
much dealing in 'em around here, Mr.
Sllckmith," frankly interrupted the
landlord of the tavern at Skeedee Cor?
ners. "You see, the only man in the
community who might otherwise take
an interest in your glittering proposi?
tion has been for some time engaged
in the payment of an election bet
wherein he was solemnly sworn to
roll a peanut eight miles by means of
a toothpick, which, speaking in round
numbers, will be likely to keep him
so busy till along about the later part
of next May that he won't have time
to make a fool of himself in any other
way. Looks considerable ilike rain,
off to the south'rd, don't it?"
Our New Husband.
Elizabeth's father had died when
she was a tiny baby, and for four
years she had ruled her mother, and
every one with whom she came in
contact. Much to her surprise she
was one day introduced to a "new
papa." She looked him over careful?
ly, then, after much coaxing, she
climbed upon his knee and listened
as he told her of the many nice
things he would do for her mother
and her, finally asking whether she
would love him just a little. She
looked him squarely in the eye and
said: "Yes. if you do all you prOIPiM
I may like you, but I tell you n >w if
you try to be boss around here we
just won't have, you for our hus?
Be sure your right then lose your
A ring on the hand is worth two at
The fool and his money are soon
A little debutante Is a dangerous
Proposals make cowards of us all.
There's no fool like a bold fool.
The longest way round is the sweet?
est way home.
One good kis; deserves another.
Tis love that makes the man come
Kisses speak louder than words.
He loves best whose love lasts.
People who live in glass houses
shouldn't hohl hands.
The woman who deliberates is won.
Where there's a will there's a wed?
ding.- Carolyn Weils, in Broadway
The President has taken to boxing,
lie had to do something to support
the impression that he is continuing
the Roosevelt policies.?Philadelphia
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6 W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. C.
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
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Has been advised through all the ages.
The cumulative power of compound interest
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^ Bank of Sumter.
RICH. I. MANNING, Pres.
M. MOISE. 1 st V-Pres R. F. HAYNSWORTH. 24 V-Pres.
W. F. RHAME, Cashier.
If you have farm property in Sumter or Clarendon County which you
wish to sell this season, you should list it now, in order that it may be
inspected and properly advertised forthe fall business. 1 have a number
of prospective buyers for well improved property, and if your prices ara
right, we should be able to do some business.
CITY. FARM AND TIM?
BER PROPERTY HAN
?LCD. REAL ESTATE
26k N Main St.
R. B. Belser,
REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY.
Sumter, S. C.
MONEY INVESTED IN
REAL ESTATE MORT?
GAGES LET ME INVEST
YOUR IDLE MONEY AT
7 AND 8 PER CENT
A Fair Proposition
In the daily routine of business the banker should be
reimbursed for actual outlays; and not only for this,
but for the use of his capital, time and labor he should
be fairly compensated. Upon the basis of this prop?
osition, we beg to tender you our very best service.
First National Bank, of Sumter