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Watches and Jewelry.
I want my friends ani the public generally to know that when in need of a Wedding, Birthday or Christmas Present, That in the future, as well as the past, I am prepared to supply them. My line of Watches Clocks Sterling Silver Diamonds Jewelry Cut Glass Fine China Wedgewood Spectacles and Eye Glasses Is conpltte, and it will atford. me pleasure to show tlic. Special and prompt attention given to all Repairing in m11y line at prices to suit the times. Atlantic Coast Line La A , r ft SUMTER, Watch Inspector. W. FOLSOM, SC. Wm. E. Holmes& Co., 209 East Bay, - CHARLESTON, S. C. -Dealers in PAINTS, OILS, VARNISH AND BRUSHES, LANTERNS, TAR PAPER AND BUILDING PAPER. Headquarters for the Celebrated Palmetto Brand of Cylinder, Planing, En gine Oils and Greases. Look to Your Interest. Here we are, still in the lead, and wlty suffer with your eyes when you can be suited with a pair of Spectacles with so little trouble? We carry the Celebrated IAWKES Spectacles and Glasses, Which we are offering very cheap, from 25c to $2.50 and Gold Frames at $3 to $6. Call and be suited. W. M. BROCKINTON. 7_ ' Ripans'abules Doctors find A Good Prescription for Mankind. 0FDR5CENTS ATDaueSToRE5 The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been in use for over 30 years, has borne the signatnre of and has been made under his per sonal supervision since its infancy. " " Allow no one to deceive you in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of Infants and Children-Experience against Experiment. What is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend. CENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS Bears the Signature of The Kid lYollHave Always Bought in Use For Over 30 Years. THE CENTAtUR COMPANY, TT MUARRAY STREET. NEW YORK CITY. BRING YOUR JOB WRK TO THE TINES OFFICE. Peeved Her Nationality. Recently a bent old lady entered one of the Salina street stores and upon be ing asked what she wished to see made reply in what the clerk judged to be an unknown language. A second inquiry proving no more satisfactory, the clerk excused herself and wcent in search- of one of her colleagues who is of German descent. "Oh, Miss L.," she entreated, "won't you come over to my counter for a min ute? There's a poor old German lady there, and I can't understand a word she says." Miss L. followed and, pausing before the stool on which the would be cus tomer was seated, inquired in her sweetest tones: "Are you a German?" The "poor old German lady" raised her handkerchief to her lips and evi dently extricated something from her mouth. Then, bending a look of the utmost scorn upon the clerk, she ex claimed in a rich and unmistakable brogue: "Garman, is it? Indade an I'm not. But I've got a new set of false tathe, bad scran to thim! An now, if ye plase, will wan of yez wait on me?" Syracuse Herald. Entertaining Squirrels. Alive in his native woods the squirrel is an amusirg little fellow, and he will entertain you by the hour if you will let him. You probably become first aware of his presence by his dropping things on your head. Then he plays hide and seek with you as he zigzags up a tree. While he pauses for thought, or pos sibly to wash his face, another squirrel comes scadding along the branches of a n. ;hboring tree, and away they go, one ch'asing the other, jumping from branch tip to branch tip, racing up and down the trunk and making the bark fly. Sometimes one loses his footing and falls headlong 20 or 30 feet to the ground, landing there with a force that makes him bounce. You think every grain of sense must be knocked out of the small body, but he only blinks a bit, and, after a moment spent perhaps in letting the stars set that must have suddenly risen before his eyes, he streaks it up the nearest tree after the other fellow. Long after they have disappeared from sight you hear them chattering together up among the leaves like two watchmen's rattles. Philadelphia Record. Her Opinion of Asparagus. It seems that asparagus is not grown in the tropics-at least it was not grown at Rio de Janeiro when a certain Amer ican gentleman, who had lived several years in the Brazilian capital, went with his wife and 8-year-old daughter to visit friends living near Buenos Ayres, a part of the continent where the climate is better adapted to the fruits and vegetables of the temperate regions. At the first dinner after their arrival the visitors were treated to some fresh asparagus. The little 8-year-old daugh ter was likewise served with the as paragus, but she evidently did not think much of It as an article of food. Her mother tried for some time to coax her to eat it. Finally the little girl, taken between the rudeness of whispering at the table and the rude ness of not eating her food, leaned over and, with a choking voice and quiver ing lip, whispered to her mother: "Mam ma, it is not nice. It's raw at one end and rotten at the other." An English Explanation. This Is the way a prominent English paper explains it: Tbe president of the United States, who receives a salary of ?10,000 a year, must pay for all the food consum ed at the White House, and the ex penses of getting up an elaborate state dinner are not smalL Cigars and wines the president buys, and they must be of the best. He has to main tain his own equipage. The govern ment, however, allows him a valet; al o a clerk, who opens all his letters. All other personal servants must be engaged by the master and mistress of the White House. Scandinavian English. Sir Herbert Maxwell gives in -his "Memories of the Months" the follow ing copy of a beguiling advertisement set forth by a Scandinavian who could "pk Inglis" and who had a shrewd idea of luring tourists to his salmon river: Look Her! Salmoni The honorable travelers are averted to, that undersigned, who lives in Forde pr. VoL den Romsadals county, Norway, short or long time, hires out a good Salmonrlver. Good lodging anda. DIDan MAA.. A Combination Tree. A pine tree ~and a birch tree have grown so close together In Woolwich, Me., that one trunk serves for both, sending forth pine branches oan one side and birch on the other. The union seems a happy one in spite of the fact that the two trees are as widely sep arated by the botanists as two well can be, and the gnarled branches of the pite embrace the birch in a most affectioate manner. How'They Broke Up. An amusing story is related in "Ca nadan Savage Fdlk" of the manner in which an adjourrument was taken by a mass meeting. A missionary who bad started a schoo: among the Indians met with oppositli, and the meeting had been called .n suppr't 'rival scheme. There were several ,.g r. ho dle nounced the school in existence. We replied vigorously, showing the effi ciency of the school and denouncing in turn the methods adoptod by the op position. An Indian chief produced some specimens of. work done pt the school, and several speakers supported the work as it was- being done. The limax was reached when a gentleman rose and said: "I move the whole thing bust!" The chairman put the motion. "It is moved and seconded that the whole thing bust!" The audience sprang to their feet and, waving hats, yelled "Busted!" and made for the door. Thus ended the first and last oDoosition in that matter. Careful Statement. "Was this man Dennis an entire stranger to you?" asked the cross ex amining counsel of a witness in an im portant case. "Sorr?" said the witness, whose stu pid face was crossed with wrinkles of anxiety, for he bad been warned to be cautious and exract in his answers. The lawyer repeated his question. "Well, no, sorr," said the witness, with a sudden leam of enlightenment. "He couldn't be that, for he had but the wan arrmn, sorr, but he was a parrtial stranger, sorr. Ol'd niver seen him befoor."-Youth's Companion. Punishment and Reward. Whenever a certain Atchison boy is bad, his mother makes hhhu put on his Sunday clothes. She finds that this Is punishment enough, though it is re ward for her girls when they behave Atchisn Globe. A Pgeon as Valet to a Crow. "Tom was the name given to a lordl; young crow," says Florence M. Kings ley in The Ladies' Home Journa "Beauty was a snow white pigeon o about the crow's age, with whom h was reared. Just how It came abou we never knew, but we soon discoverer that Beauty regularly acted as maid o all work to Tom. She fetched and car rled morsels of food at his imperiou command, and one of her unvaryin duties was the preening of her meas ter's feathers. Tom was very much o a dandy. His coal black plumage a ways appeared perfectly dressed an shining, but the arduous labor of hi toilet was performed for him twic every day by the humble and affectiot ate pigeon. "Our tine gentleman would comei from a roll in the dust or a dip in th fountain and. seating himself upon certain railing, utter a short. sharp cal Instantly Beauty would descend to hi side and begin her task. Buttering anx lously from side to side as she worked drawing each shining black feathe carefully out to its full length in he pink bill, Tom meanwhile dozing luxt riously, with closed eyes, after th manner of the complacent patron of skillful barber. If Beauty unfortunate ly pulled a feather too hard, a squaw and a sudden peck informed her of he mistake." His Spelling System. Dobbs met his friend Turner in th tram. They were both going to Bic mingham and stopped at the same h< tel. Turner registered his name "E. E Phtholognyrrh." Dobbs, noticing it, exclaimed, "Here what are you using such a foreign, oul landish name for?" "I am not assuming any foreig name," replied Turner. "What kind of a name is it, then?" "That is my identical old name, an it is English too-pronounced 'Tnt ner.'" "I can't see how you make 'Turner out of those 13 letters; besides, what I your object in spelling that way? asked Dobbs. "Well, you see, nobody ever notice my name on the register when I wrot it 'Turner,'" the latter explained. "bt since I commenced writing It 'Phthol< gynrrb' I set them all guessing. It in as I said before, English spelling 'Phth' is the sound of 't' in 'phthisis 'olo' Is the sound of 'ur' in 'colonel 'gn' -there is the 'n' in 'gnat,' 'yrrb' i the sound of 'er' in 'myrrh.' Now, I that doesn't spell 'Turner' 'what does i spell?"-Lendon Standard. Optimism. When the optimist was dispossesse and thrown, along with his househol Impedimenta. into the cold street, h chuckled furiously. "Why do you laugh, my friend?" in quired a passerby. "Because I have just now bee emancipated from toil." replied the op timist. "For years my life has bee one long struggle to keep the wolf frot the door. But now that I have bee deprived of the door I no longer an compelled to toiL Sweet. Indeed, ar the uses of adversityl" Then the optimist walked off, whh tling gayly, into the sunshlne.-Nel York Sun. A Task. To be honest, to be kind, to earn little and to spend less, to make, upo the whole, a family happier by hi presence, to renounce where that sha be necessary and not to be imbittere< to keep, a few friends, but these witI out capitulation; above all, on the sam grim conditions to keep friends wit himself-here is a task for all that man has of fortitude and delicacy. Robert Louis Stevensofi. Queer Indian Dle11efa. There is an odd feature in the theo ogy of the small Indian tribe of th Bella Coola, which Inhabit British Cc lumbia in about latitude 52. They be lieve that there arc five worlds, on above the other, and the middle one I our own world, the earth. Above are two heavens, and under it arc tw 1mderwolds. In the upper heaven I the supreme deity, who is a womal and she doesn't meddle much with th affairs In the second world below hel The zenith is the center of the lowe heaven, and here Is the house of th gods, in which live the sun and the res of the deities. Our own ea:-th Is believed to be a: island swimming izn the ocean. Tb first underworld from the earthi Inhabited by ghosts who can retur: when they wish to heaven, from whic place they may be sent down to ou earth. If then they misbehave agaix they are cast into the lower of the ut derworas, and trozn this bourne n ghostly traveler returns. - The Bella Coola are sun worshipert for Senes, the sun, the master of th house of gods, who also is called "th father" and "the sacred one," is the or ly deity to whom the tribe pray. Eac: family of the Bella Coola has its ow: traditions and its own form of the cum rent traditions, so that in the mytholc gy of the tribe there arc counties contradictions. When any one not; membr of a clan tries to tell a trad! tion which does not belong to his clat It Is like a white man trying to tel another's joke-he is considered as at propiating the property right whic does not belong to him. Hard Ducks to Kill. The screaming walloon is a hard due: to kilL Its hide is very tough and I thickly covered with feathers an' down. Besides the bird Is a grea iver, one of the kind that used t dive at the flash" when hunted wit: the old arm that flashed when fired. I s of very little value for table use, be Ing so tough. The only way to manag It at all is to skin it and parboil it in big pot with plenty of water. The ne roes make caps of walloon skins. 'They are great ducks for diving, says a well known Tred Avon rive progger. "They can dive quicker, go dow: deeper, remain under water longer an ome up farther away than any othe duck that frequents our waters. I re member once 1 succeeded in killing walloon, and, being short of game fo the table, I determined to cook m; bird. I got a negro to skin it. givin; him the hide for his trouble. After be lug cleaned we put it in a great pot fu: of water and under it kindled a ho fire. After awh-.e I wanted to see hos the cooking of my duclk progressed an lifted the top off the boiling pot. bu there was so much steam escaping ould not see into the pot and struck match over it. The blamed walloor sir, dived at the flash of the match. I disappeared and has never been see: since."-Baltimore Sun. The orange came to Europe from A rica In the eleventh century. Sir Wa tr Raleigh brought It to England I the sixteenth century. It was firt planted In Australia in 1788. Daisy was originally the eye of da; r ay's eye. Drawing the Line. A good story is told in Missouri at the expense o? its once famous govern or, Claiborne F. Jackson. Before he solved the enigma of lovelock ho had married five sistcrs in reasonable t lapses of conseeutiveneS:. After one wife had heen lost anil appropriately Smourned he espoused another, and he kept his courting within a narrow cir cle of his own rehitives. for he rather liked the family. The antiquated father of these girls was almost deaf. and when the gov ernor went to this octogenarian to ask for his surviving daughter the follow f ing conversation ensued: "I want Lizzie." "Eh?" "I want you to let me have Eliz-a beth." b "Oh, you want Lizzie, do you? What for?" "For my wife." "For life." "I want-to-marry-her." "Oh, yes. Just so. I bear you. boy." r "I'm precious glad you di." muttered r the governor. "Well," slowly responded the vet eran, "you needn't halloo so that the whole neighborhood knows it. Yes. you can have her. You've got 'em all now, my lad, but for goodness' sake. if r anything happens to that 'ere poo-: mis guided gal. don't come and ask we for the old woman!" Jackson .clemnly promised that he never would. Origin of "Wh1g-" Several reasons have been assigned to account for the word "Whig." uni versally known to all the English speaking people. By some the word is supposed to be a contraction of a lon ger one, "whiggamore." which in some parts of England and Scotland. espe cially Scotland, signilies a drover or herder. - It was in 1670 that the word first became common in the British isles, when the struggle was in progress be g tween the peasantry and the aristoc racy to have or not to have the bill passed by parliament to exclude the Duke of York from the line of succes sion. All who were opposed to placing the duke in the line of succession were derisively called "whiggamores," or "drovers," just as the city dude of to day speakers of the "graugers," the "grays," the "chin whiskers" and the "hayseeders." r But Scotch tradition gives altogether a different reason for the existence of the word. It is this: During the early religious wars in Scotland the weakest of the factions used the words "We Hope In God" as a motto. The Initials of these words were placed on their banners thus. "W. U. 1. G.," and soon ? all the followers of that clan were giv en the title of "Whig." which was aft erward attached as a party nickname. The Captain of an Ocean Liner. Nowadays the captain is the host of 2 the ship. He Is no longer the gruff, rough seadog in a pea jacket of years D gone by. He must observe some of the social amenities; he must talk to the e passengers now and then when the weather is fine; he must take his seat at table when he may; he must be a kind of diplomat also and possess wit and tact and a patience sublime; he must see that no jealousies develop among the passengers. I have been told of the very obliging captain who, to please the lady who asked to be shown the equator while the ship was in southern seas, pasted a hair across the large end of a spyglass and told the lady to look. And the lady through the glass declared she could see the equa tor "as plainly as A B C." One other polite captain'T have heard of-one who directed an officer o:2 the bridge to "do as the lady wishes,' when the lady re quested that the captain steer the ship -over to the horizon so she could see what the horizon was like.-Captain - Jamneson in Collier's. A Korean Prison. iThe gate was wide open, and the courtyard was full of prisoners, and the surrounding buildings were old and tottering. I asked the chief, whom one of the two or three listless attendants called for us, why the prisoners did not run away. "Oh," he replied, "they - would be caught and beaten again and kept longer. Now they will get out soon." But as I looked at them I saw they 1dId not run because they could not. The life was beaten out of them. The keepers brought the heavy red cord wIth a brass hook at the cnd and trussed up a man with it to show how rthe beating was done and then brought us the stiff rods with which victims wee pounded over the shins and 'thighs until the beaten spots were sim ply masses of festering rottenness. There was a room, black, foul, leprous, Sin which the men were fastened In the stocks. The Black Hole of Calcutta was -scarcely less merciful than this. Lades' Monthly. 'rTelegraphing With Cannons. When the first vessel completed the passage of the then new Erie canal in 1825, there being no such thing as a -telegraph In those days, the news was communicated to New York and to Buffalo by cannons placed within hear ing of each other all the way along from Albany to each of the other cities. The signal was passed along In this way from Albany to New York city and back again to Albany In 58 min Sutes. The esperiment was a costly Sone, but was a success in every particu Her Sentiments. They wvere looking over the paper to gether. "Oh, my, how funnyl" said "What Is it? he asked. "Why, here's an advertisement that -says, 'No reasonable offer refused.'" "What is there odd about that?' "Nothing, nothing," she replied, try - ing to blush; "only those are my senti ments." Another wedding shortly. H fonana Customu. Holland has some peculiar customs. SIn many towns bulletins are affixed to - the doors of houses in which persons are sick in order that their friends may Sbe apprised of the state of their health -without knocking or ringing, and In H aarlema the birth of a child Is an tnounced by means of a small placard ,adorned with red silk and lace. t A Long Wait. Katrine-I was reading this morning Sof a man who cooked his own break fast for 15 years. Max-He must have been very hun 1gry when he finally got it done. Bombe. A medical journal declares that len tils are not only richer in proteids than peas or beans, but are also more Sdigestible.__ _ _ _ _ _ _ The only two great European capitals that never have been occupied by a yfrig o aLndnand Snt Peters ./OYC E ., SF. W, WAGENERAnE Thuggies, Wagons, Roadj Carts and Carriages R EP AIR E D With haztness and Desgatch -AT R. A. W HIT E'S WHIEELWRLEGHT and BLACKSMITH SHOP. I repair Stoves, Pumps and run water ipes, or I will put down a new Pump ceap. If 'you neced any soldering done, give e a call. LAME. My horse is lame. Why? Because 1 id not have it shod by R~. A. White, te man that puts on such heat shoes ad makes horses travel with so much ese. We Make Them Look New. We are making a specialty of re pinting old Buggies, Carriages, Road arts and Wagons cheap.. Come and see mc. My prices will lease you, and I guarantee all .of my ork. Shop on corner below Rl. M. Dean's.' MANN!NO. S. C. yspepsia Cure1 Digests what you eat. his preparation contains all of the igestants and digests all kinds of >od. ltgivesinstant relief and never ails to cure. It allows you to eat all te food you want. The most sensitive stmachs can take it. By its use many tousands of dyspeptics have been ured after everything else failed. It revents formation of gas on the stom ch, relIeving all distress after eating. )ietngunnecessary. Pleasant to take. t can't help but do you good rearedon1i by E.C. DEWrrr& CO. Chicago. [h$1 otecontains2l% timesthe50c. size. The R. B. Loryea Drug Store, Notie to [MMlIS, M~1W l@fltIS, Omcx OF JUDGE OF PaOBATF. Manning, S. C., August 1, 1900. ( To Executors. Administrators, Guardians and Committees: I respectfully call your attention to annexed tatute. You will pleasc give this matter early ttention. Vr epcfly Jer resp tIN5 DHAM, Judige of Probate. Sec. :010( (19 I). Executors, Administrators, Guardians and Committees, shall annually toy.acny- m beor thc firt day of Julyuof ach year. render to the Judge of Probate of the ounty from whom they obtain Letters Testa nentary or Lette-rs of Administrators or LeS trs of Guardianship. etc., a just and true ac ou uoch. of the receipt ad expendi yar. whitch. when examined and approved, hall he deposited with the Invehtory andap a:isemnt or other papers belonging to sush state. in the otiice- of said Judge of Probate, tere to be kept for the inspection of such per ons as may be interested in the estate-(under ppo toh 1 1 day of March. 1897. WI-lE N YOU COME TO TOWN GALL AT WELLS' SHAVING SALOON Which is fitted up with an eye to the comfort of his eaistomlers.... ... HAIR CUTTI~t IN ALL STYLES, SH AVING AND SHAMPOOING Done with neatness an dispatch..... .. ... A cordial invitation is extended... J. L. WELLS. NMI r WMA ANT PINCKNEY Z8: - ORIPLEY L.T. JP " auxnr 'b ?F*SUWE?R .r s1 IArrM" W MMr " W S . 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