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J. S. BELL,
Opp. Central Hotel, Manning, S. C --: DEALER IN : Bicycles and Bicycle Supplies. I also repair wheels and guarantee m. work. MACHINERY REPAIRINC A SPECIALTY. All work entrusted to me will receivi prompt attention either day or night. J. S. BELL. GeosS. Hacker &Sor MANFACLJPftS OF Doors, Sash, Blinds, Moulding and Building Material, CHARLESTON, S. C. Sash Weights and (lords Hardware and Paints. Window and Fancy glass a Specialty INSURANCE k'IRE. LIFE. ACCIDENT. & BURGLARY INSRANCE. Tailor-Made Clothing. FIT GUAIWN-rEED. A FULL LINE OF SAMPLES. ,Carpets, Art Squares, RUGS, DRAPERIES & BED SETS. Colored designs and samples of goods. Carpets sewed free and wadded liniug f a nished FREE. J. L. WILSON. WHEN ALL IS SAIE AND DONE - WHEELER'S ill and Fever Tonii IS UNQUESTIONABLY A. Crenm-ie Tornic Guaranteed to Cure CHILLS AND FEVER. INTERMITTENT, BILIOUf AND CONTINUED FEVER. There is no occasion to proclaim it merits from the housetops. but thos< who have used WHEELER'S CHILL TONIC >'will tell their neighbors, -It ha <eured me and it will cure .you." FOR SALE BY THE R. B. LORYEA Drug Store, ISA AC M1. LORY2EA, Prop 'PHO2NE No. 2. - MANNING, S. C. Kodol Dyspepsia CUrE Digests what you eat. Bi~s preparatioa contains all of the digestants and digests all kinds o food. Itgives instant relief and neve tailstocure. It allows you to eat a] the food youwant. The most sensitiv< stiomachs canutake it. Byisuse man: thousands of dyspeptics have bee1 ared after everything else failed. I prevents formationiorgasonl the stow ach, relieving all distressaftereatimig Dieting unnecessary. Pleasant totake U oain't hselp but do you go01 The R. B. Loryea Drug Store. STATE OF SOUTH CAROL.INA County of Clarendon. COURT OF COMMON ?LEAS. Alfred A. Strauss, Plaintiff, against Prestoo Conyers and E. L. Wilkins Defendants. .Judgment for Foreclosure and Sale UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF .Judgment Order of the Court of Coim !non Pleas, in the above stated at -tion, to me directed, bearing date c .June 5th, 1901, I will sell at pubI 2lle auetion, to the highest bidder fo ecash, at Clarendon Court House, a Manning, in said county, within th legal hours for judicial sales, on Mon .day, the 2d day of December, 1901 !being salesday, the following de :seribed real estate: All that tract or parcel of land sit enate and being in Clarendon Count y :in the State aforesaid, containini itwenty-five acres, more or less, boon ,ded: North, by lands of Elizabeti 'Conyers; east, by lands of Charli. Welch; south, by lands of J. F. Cole :and west, by lands of Elizabethl Con Ters. Purchaser to pay for papers. J. ELBERT DA VIS, Sheriff Clarendon County. Manning, S. C., November 6. 1901. j14-4t Sbe! Tax Sales BY VIRTUE OF SUNDRY EXE cutions issued by S. J. Bowman County Treasurer Clarendon County State of South Carolina, and to mn <directed, I will sell at the Cour House in Manning on Monday. 2i day of December next. it being sales day, the following real estate for de linquent taxes: Midway Township-taxes 1898 an 1899. levied upon as the estate ofJ S. Wood-one acre, bounded: Nortl by J. W. Gibbon; south, now or foi merly lands of S. R. Epps; east, nlo or formerly S. R. Epps: west, by el tate of Nat. McCrav. Fulton Township>-taxes 1899-Ic levied upon as estate of Louis M< Conico, deceased, known as No. Block "B," and measures :30x 121 feel Terms-Cash. Purcnaser to pa for papers. J. ELBERT DAVIS, Sheriff Clarendon County. THE OLD DR. THACHE At 40+0 NANCY HANNIGAN'S SUITORS. By Seumas MacManus. T CopgrfgM.t 19W, by &Scuas Mac-11amo., one daughter w' 'Seuas an N ANCY HANNICAN was th Nelly Hannigan. Nancy a she grew up developed sue) an attractive appearance tha she was dubbed "the fPower of Dhri more." Ere yet Nancy was ma ture sh had to go the way of the young wome (and young men, too? of our Donega seaboard-she had to go over the moun tains to hire with the Scotch planter who owned the big rich farms by thi valley of the Finn. Nancy being o such tender years, so inexperienced o the world, and, still worse, possessin the fatality of exceptional beauty, Seu mas and Nelly were loath to let he go. But, despite a little fishing and ; little tilling, want gave an occasiona knock at Seumas' door, as at the door; of his neighbors, so perforce poor Nan cy must face the world. With a very large store of advice an( -warning, the only comamodities he mother could afford to be liberal with a very small store of clothes, done ui In a red handkerchief, and her father' and mother's blessing, Nancy took thi road with the other poor boys and girl: just before the sun began to rub th< mists off his eyes and peep up over tho shoulder of Barnesmore mountain on g Friday morning and trudged 36 mile before bedtime and stood in the Rpbbl market In Strabane next day waitini for some one to come and hire her. Several big rough farmers and somi rougher farmers' wives had come ul and viewed Nancy at every angle o observation, quizzed, questioned an( cross questioned her, putting bei through the catechism of her abilities and then priced her and haggled witi her, trying to beat her down 5 shilling in the half year's wage, and quitte( her, giving their opinion that she wa too delicate for a girl's work in th< Laigan, which included wrestling witl tubs and pots of boiled roots, feedinj cows and pigs, milking, churning an( butter making. Finally an Imposinj old lady of generous girth and evident ly of higher social status than thi farmer's wife came up and, raising he glasses, viewed Nancy calmly and crit ically and then trotted her through the usual catechism. Mrs. Neilson, it turn ed out, did not require a pot wrestler but a dairymaid, and, Nancy and Nan cy's price suiting her, they quicklh agreed as mistress and maid, and Mrs Neilson's son, a bashful young man than whom Nancy vowed she never be fore had seen any one so exquisitel3 dressed, drove them home in a buggy. Mrs. Neison took much pains show ing Nancy her work next morning, ani when this had been done to the satis faction of both she led Nancy to thi parlor and, siuking into an easy chair began to read her a homily upon the conduct she expected of all females un der her root. The bashful and nici young man, as primly dressed as ever read a book by the window. Thougi he glanced at Nancy as he came in, hi was either too modest or too much ab sorbed in the book to raise his eyes second time. Two virtues ever pos sessed by Nancy were docility and re spectf'ulness, but under Mrs. Neilson': lecturing tongue she had much ado t< keep down a rebellious spirit that toi the first time moved within her. I"For, you know." the good Mrs. Neil son tried to impress upon her, "yot girls who come here from those wilI mountains have to be taught the pro I Zancy behelid a rakish fellow scated o' one of the m55t crocks. prieties necessary to young wvomer 'which, I fear, are sadly left out in you bringing up." Nancy flushed. "You parents, it seems to me, dear, allos you to grow wild, with the result tha you Ieome over the mountains into ou country so hoidenish that it takes muc of our time and trouble to civilize yo and to teach you Christianlike cor duct." Here Nancy gave her head most Indignant little toss, which wa quite lost upon her mentor, who wa either so absorbed with her own dih course that she didn't see It or els seeing it, took It as a matter of cours( "And now one thing In particular want to impress on you Is to warn yo against giving our Tommy any encon: agement." Nancy looked at Mrs. Net son in amazement. "Tommy Is m eldest boy and sadly differs from Ales ander here," Indicating the young ma who read and who blushed in respons Sto the Implied compliment-"!s sadi different, I'm sorry to say, from Ale.3 ander. Tommy is a harumi scarum, c whom we never could make anything for he couldn't be got to mind hi books. Tommy will go to the othe side of the parish after a pretty face and the only objection I can yet fin, with you is that I'mu positive you won vbe with me 24 hours till that boy' courting you.'" With her hands under her apron Nati tcy dropped a sarcastic courtesy an< said, "I'm sure [m very thankful t 'ye, ma'am." "Now, mind you give that boy no eri couragement. My heart's nigh broke: with him," and she gave a faint sigl: "and indeed but that 1 have the comn for ndr cnsoenIodn ni nnseasini in RELIABLE REMEDY S R'S LIVER AND E your Druggist, 25 and 50 cx d67i O j go~-- Ale x an a er ~,1 17dik ~I t would be quite broken long ago. Now you have got your warning, dear" Nancy dropped a haughty courtesy "and mind you keep that boy at arm's length, for emphatically I'll not toler ate my servant girls courting with my son." Nancy tossed her head again and flashed a look at Mrs. Neilson. She felt that she would like to dl'iver her self of a piece of her mind, but poor Nancy likewise felt that if she spoke she would say something hot and hasty, for which she would cer1ainly be sorry I afterward, so wisely she restrained herself. A hot blush overspread her 1 cheeks. She thanked her mistress bit tI terly and whisked from her presence. I - "Heigho!" Nancy sighed a. she scrub bed a big plunge churn in the dairy later on the sanie day. "Heigho!" was echoed back as from - a breast weighted with trouble. Nancy, startled, looked up and beheld a rakish, dashing fellow seated on one of the milk crocks which stood on the table. He was laughing heartily at the start he had given her. "Hello. Nancy!" he said when he could. Nancy had been more than half in- 1 Sclined to laugh at tirst, his countenance was so humorous and his manner so catching, but she remembered Mrs. Neilson's warning, so she replied tart ly: "Indeed an my name comes glib to ye, doesn't it, or not?" "By George, it does! Seems to me like as if I'd known you. Nancy, for I the last 50 years." - "Well, the quicker ye get rid o' that notion the better. Who are ye, or what are ye, or what's yer business here? "That's right, now. I like that, Nan cy. That's coming plank down to busi ness at once. Well. I'm Tommy. I'm a harum scarum good for nothing-at least so the old woman says, and she I should know-and my business here is to court you." Nancy flung the churn scrubber at him by way of reply to his audacity, and.Tommy caught it deftly. He dis mounted from his position and, ap proaching Nancy. returned the brush with a mock bow, then turned to her the back of his bent head, saying: "Perhaps you would like to ease your distressed mind by punishing Tommy?" Nancy without any delay drew him across the head a smart whack of the brush, causing him to jump up with a yell and execute a good imitation of an Indian war dance around herself and the churn, rubbing and scratching the back of his head the while. "That's for yer imperence." Nancy said when he quieted. "Oh, you duck. Shouldn't I like to be thrashed every day for just such a vision as your sweet self!" I "In troth," said Nancy, "if ye provoke me to go practicin my wrist on ye again ye'll maybe find it's little o' the vision's about It-or at least It's the sort o' visiaon that laives blisthers behind it." "Nancy. mavourneen, It's I who know that, for already there's a blister on my heart the size of your shoe-the size] of my own shoe, I mean."] "Be of, I say, or l'll raise them the sIze o' yer head-an that's big enough1 -on thme ribs of ye. Be off, I tell ye!" 1 "And I can't go, I tell you!" accom panied by such a travesty on an ogle that Nancy was compelled to laugh. "It wasn't enough for yer mother to warn me against ye. I suppose, an te~ll me the sort o' villain ye were an the thricks ye do be up to." "Nancy, agrah, I wish the next time you find my mother g'reaching against ~courting you'd just only ask her quietly ift she never did it herself and did she - get the man sent down from heaven In a hand basket of a morning." I"Go ask her yerself, ye rascal! Aren't1 ye every bit as big an as ugly as me to] do the business?" "Ah-h-h, Nancy. avilish!" "Begone, for the common nuisance ye are!" And by means of a very vigorous assault on him with the scrubbing brush Nancy whacked him out of the door and slammed it in his face. As she got at her work again he was sending a parting salute through the keyhole: "Yes Nancy, darling, I'm gone-gone to patch together as best I can the smithereens of a smashed heart. With that cruel brush of yours you've made very small pieces of It. I 1 an get It into any sort of presentable order, I'll be back for another court tomorrow. Till then adle' - "Then the diil go with ye!" Nancy1 shouted. "A purty boy indeed ye are," she went on smilingly, soliloquizing as she wrought - "a purty boy, troth! An small wondher yer own mother had to warn me against ye. If ye come to keep me from work the morra, I'm afeerd it isn't the scrubbin brush I'll be usin on ye. No; ['11 be atther takin to ye somethin a thrifle weightier somethin that'll make ye l'arn yer place an keep it.', "He's been interfering with you, I see, the rascal that he Is." It was Alexander, the bashful, who surprised Nancy this time, only Nancy noted that, though solemn enough, he. did not look quite so bashful as he had done in his mother's presence. "Ha, ha, ha!" Nane-y laughed. '-Not r a bit of Intherference, only just crackin a joke to keep me from feelin home sick. Intherferin! Hagh! Not him! r He wouldn't inthierfere with a mouse. I do believe. It's the gay he:mrt an the light wan he has, God bliss tim!" "And so," Alexander said, moving Scloser up to Nancy and looking into her blue eyes sympathetically-"and so you are feeling 'long' and lonesome after .home?" "Ach, not much-not much!" she said in a tone which, interpreted, meant "A [great deal." "Well, now, Naney, my dear," and he .laid a hand gently on her shoulder "Nancy. my dear, we must do our best to be kind to you and keep the feeling of 'long' away from you.'' Nancy was touched by the feeling ex-I pression. of such real sympathy. She cast down her eyes as she snid: "I'm sure I must be forever obliged to ye, sir, for yer good heartedness to the sthranger." "Mv dear Nancy"-here he sat him son the edge of the churn and looked across into Nancy's pretty face-"don't jsay stranger. You're not to feel strange tnere. xou're not to make strange with s any one, except, of course, the villain Tommy. By all means you must make - strange with that fellow. You must observe r 'her's good advice regard lig him. But you are not to feel strange with me, for instance. And he - laid a hand affectionately on Nancy's ihead. , "I'm forever obliged." Nancy said in the thankfulness of her heart. S"For you know, Nancy," he contin INCE 1852 000D SYRUP mts. t The lid shot up in the f acc oft Mrs. Kellson. aed,~)ocosely 'waggfing Ti foreing-er -at her, "I shouldn't like a young girl with such a beautiful head of hair"-here he stroked It-"and such eyes"-and, he gazed into their depths - "to feel strange with me." A puzzled look overspread Nancy's countenance. "And," Alexander went on. "I should hertainly not like such lips to tell it to me." He wound this up by a playful ittempt to chuck Nancy under the chin. Nancy, slipping back, drew herself up San attitude of i ndignation. "What!" he said, surprised. "And the pose of a Greek goddess, by all that's beautiful!" He stepped toward' her in admiration and attempted to lay is arm around her waist. Instantly Nancy's little hand shot up more rapidly than he could have been prepared for, and with the back of it he drew him a sounding smack along the mouth, which stopped him in min led amazement and pain. When he got his breath again, "Well, upon my solemn word, you fiery Nancy, your sweet lips must soothe what your wicked hand has made smart." And he made a dash at her. But Nancy. clutching at a butter spade, struck out and hit him a sound ing rap squarely on the nose, making blood spurt and bringing the gallant exander to a dead stop. He clapped both hands to his nose. Nancy, who could not help smiling through her Indignation, still stood at bay watching the brave fellow nurse his nose, and at that istant Mrs. Neil son's voice was heard, just without the loor, crying back to the kitchenmald directions cbout dinner. Alexander threw up his hands in alarm. "Nancy, upon my soul, I'm undone'" Rapidly his eye ran around the dairy, but few hld ng places were there. His lance fell upon the big churn. He whisked off the lid and jumped in. Ere; is head disappeared he paused, while be whispered: "Nancy, Nancy, I'm your frlerd from this day-if you say nething." Then the head disappeared and the lid was pulled down to its position within the eurn. Poor Nancy was swayed between in ignation, amazement and laughter at the ludicrous denouement, and it Is more than probable that laughter, and ght hearty laughter, would have claimed her had not Mrs. Neilson then ome sailing in. "Well, little girl, are you standing [dle? Why aren't you at work? Don't sommence to mope, thinking of home ow." And Mrs. Neilson fussed around the dairy. "You know that's not what ['in paying you extravagant wages for. Nor were you ever quartered so well it home, away in those wild mountains, s you are here, with plenty to eat andj not too much to do. only you must al-I ways keep your hands going. What arej you working at now ? What? And you aven't finished with the churn yet?' Dh, dear! What -are servant girls use tul for now, except to get in one's way? ERave you given it the second scalding yet? No? What's this to do? What's this to do? Is the kettle boiled? Here, stand out of my way! Old woman as I am, I'm as good as half a dozen of the sort of girls going nowadays. Out of my way! Out of my way! And pray bserve how I scald a churn, for I'll ienture my word you have to be taught It. Laugh! D)eary me, it's roasting!" &nd Mrs. Neilson, letting go the kettle she had essayed to lift, now protected her hand with 'her apron and bore off to the churn the steaming and hissing kettle. She rested it on the rim of the churn. "Now, observe, my girl- What? Do you think it is only for your amusement do this, that you stand grinning?" Nancy drew as long a face as she could' assume. "Observe. You first pass the water round the edges of the lid this way, and" "Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!" An unearthly yell ascended from out the bowels of the churn, the lid shot up In the face of the screaming Mrs. Neil ion, a dripping human heaid dashed after, forth jumped a man, and at a bound, leaping clear over the prostrate form of his mother, the wise, the stu dious, the good and bashful and well scalded Alexander burst screaming' through the door. Just to Avoid a Disturbance. Durig a visit to the south of Italy a young Englishman was introduced at a fashionable gathering by a Neapolitan cavalier. While there his gold snuffbox was taken from him. The next evening he was at annother party when, to his sur prise, he saw a gentleman take out his stolen snuffbox and help himself to a pinch of snuff. He quickly strode up to his friend and1 said: "The gentleman over yonder is tak ing snuff out of the very box which was stolen from me yesterday. Do you happen to know him?" "Hush," answered the cavalier in a tone of warning. "He is a person of high rank." "What do I care?" exclaimed the Englishman. "I want my snuffbox and mean to call him to account." "Come, don't let us have a row." gen tly entreated his friend. "Leave the matter to me. I will get the snuffboxr for you." After receiving this assurance the Englishman went home.I The following; day, sure enough. his friend brought him the stolen box. "How did you recover it?" inquired the Englishman. "Well," said his friend, with a laugh. "I wished to avoid a disturbance, and therefore I simply stole it back again fom him!" AUll nnd* Smokiug. Tobacco is in Tehuantepec a gren industry. One evening some of oul party of sixt'en were ki::dly given : night's shelter, Mexican fashion, at : hacienda or farmhouse. Ihotels. (x cept in the large towns. are unknown It was about . p. in. when we arrived Sitting on the wide veranda to receivi us we beheld the entire family. On thi right of the door was the lady of thi house in a white cotton gown. siokin, a cigar. Below her were the daughter; and handmaidens, also smoking. 01 the other side of the door was thi ranchero cr master himself, with hi sons and manservants. Every one wa! employed in rolling the tobadeo lea into cigars, and every one was smok Ing, Including a little boy not quiti three years old, who had a full size< cigar in his baby mouth. while in hi: left hand he held a banana from whic1 he took bites between the puffs. ccca sionally stopping to play with a smal puppy dog. "Does he often smoke?" I asked h: amazement. "Si, senora. He smekes three or fo: cigars a day. All our children havi done so at that age." Adaptability o: temperament to climate!-Fortnightl: Review. Passing a Dargain. "Perhaps you've had a man offer yoi a big bargain in a diamond ring? queried the Boston drummer as hi heaved a sigh and his face wen cloudy. "Yes, several times," laughed thi Pullman conductor. "I was In Pittsburg," continued th< drummer, "and while standing on i street corner a chap came along an( offered me a shiner as big as a bea for $50. He was a stranger, hard ul and all that. It looked to be a rinj worth $350." "And you gave him $50?" "No. He hung on for half an hour but I turned him down. I'm no man t< be roped in that way." "Then what-what" "Oh, another fellow bought the ring. "And he was out his fifty?" "He was in $300. That ring, sir, wa! 0. K. and all serene, and a jewelei priced It at the figure named. The mai was honest, and I was a fool, and yoi will please excuse me while I. retiro nd kick myself for not knowing i piece of glass from a pure water spar kler." A Savage Bluejay. A sportsman camping on one of tb lakes of Sullivan county, N. Y., offere< to bet $10 to $1 that nobody in his par ty could guess how he had received ai injury to a finger which he held bleed ing before the spectators. No one guess d, and the man went on to explahl that while standing by the lake he ha< seen a bluejay flying over so clos< itbove his head that he instinctivel threw up his hand to stop it. The bir< aether stopped nor swerved, but In stead dashed straight for the hand striking it with such force that the bl penetrated to the bone and sent th< blood spurting as though the man ha< been struck by a knife. This sort of action is in line with tli general conduct of the jay. It is one o: the most aggressive birds on the con tinent, robbing the nests of other bird: and sometimes even killing young squir rels. The chief good thing that-can be said of it is that it often robs -the nes of the English sparrow. The Maorl and the Witness. Captain Hayes in his book, "Amoni Horses In South Africa," tells severs amusing stories. A friend of his 11 N~ew Zealand had been a governmen Interpreter among the Maoris and hat many stories to tell about these people On one occasion a natIve chief, wha was under cross examination in court on being asked why he had not brough a certain man with him replied: "I have brought him." "But," said the barrist er, looking I; vain round the court, "I don't see hims Were is he?" "He is here," chuckled the Maor proudly, stroking his massive chest. Pecullar Taxation In Holland. Some of the most peculiar of taxa tions recorded are to be found in th< archives of Holland. In 1791, for In stance, there was In existence a ta.. Imposed on all passengers traveling 11 Holland. In 1874 a duty of 2 shilling| was levied cn each person who entere< a tavern before noon, on those who en tered a plac3 of entertainment, on marn riages and deaths and on many othe things. If a person was burled out o the district to which he belonged, th tar was payable twice over.-Pittsbur Dispatch.________ The Horses and Saddle. A man bought three horses and saddle for $220. If he puts the saddi on the first horse, they cost as muel as the other two horses; if he puts tI saddle on the second horse, they cos two times as much as the first an third, and if he puts the saddle on th third horse they cost three times a much as the first and second. Fin< the cost of each.-Mathematical Puz Mukt Give a Horseshoe. An old manorial rite exists at Oak ham, in Rutlandshire, England, wher every peer of the realm is bound th first time he enters the town to presen a horseshoe to be nailed on the oldptor tal, which is well nigh covered wit] these tributes. It is said that in cas any .contumacious peer should refus to pay this tax the authorities have right to stop his carriage and 1ev; blackmail by unshoeing one of th horses. To avert so serious an annoy ance the tribute shoe is generally ready some being of enormous size and is scribed with the name of the donor. Hlarsh Neighbors. "How do you like your neighbors?" "Not a bit," said the woman who wa eying a little boy's hat ot. "Yeu set they don't like children." "How do you know?" "They hurt Reginald's feelings dread fully. When he throws stones at thei dog or plays the hose on their windov they look real cross at him!"-Wasl ington Star. The Unpleasant Boarder. "You do not often get better steal than that," said the landlady. hopini for a compliment. "Yes. I seldom eat elsewhere," rc plied De Grouch, to whom it was al ways easier to keep up his reputatio: than his board bill. - Indianapoli Genuine Faith Cure. Towne-Do I understand you to sa; that Spencer's case was,really a fait1 Browe-Yes. You see, the docto and the druggist both trusted him. Chicago Journal. A man may not appear to advantag itm his hands in his pockets, but it I better than having them in the pocket Egotism of Genius. t A writer in the London Standard de r clares the idea that genius is usually L modest to be a popular delusion. On t i the contrary, he alleges egotism to be - the very essence of true genius and I .quotes many aruusin.g examples. When Wordsworth. Southey and e Coleridge were walking together and E Coleridge remarked that the day was e so fine -it might have been ordered for t three poets." the gentle Wordsworth t s promptly exclaimed: "Three poets! r 1 Who are the other two?" 3 Disraeli, then a mere youth, wrote to f s his sister that he hod heard Macaulay, I s Sheil and Grant speak. "but between I f ourselves I could floor them all." And - again he said. "When I want to read a a good book. I write one." 3 I Our own Joaquin Miller wrote to s Walt Whitman: "You and I are over i the head of the rabble. We know we - tire great. and if other people don't a I know it it is their own fault." F It was President Grant who, being i told that a certain senator, an admit- I ted genius who was very hostile to r him, did not believe the Bible, ex ? pressed his estimate of the senator's S r- egotism by rejoining: "Why should he? I r He didn't write it, you know."-New b York World. b F Buying a Razor. 1 "I need a new razor." said the man t who shares himself. p a "Better let me get it for you," sug- r t gested the reformed barber, who, now that he Is a trolley car conductor, a regards himself as a distinguished member of society. "All cutlery stores are filled with razors of the class 6 1 known as 'dead ones.' When a barber e I buys a razor, he takes it with the un 1 derstanding that lie Is to try it out, and If it doesn't work well lie takes it back t and gets another one, keeping this up until he gets one that suits him. Buy Ing a razor, you know, is a lottery In which the prizes are few and far be- 1 tween. When the ordinary citizen goes to a cutlery store, he picks out what he thinks Is a good razor, pays for it and takes his chances. He picks on6 out, too, from the bunch of 'dead ones' that 3 barbers have tried and found wanting. r e That's why I advise you to let me get ' it for you. Then if you don't like it I I can keep exchanging it until you get a. good one. They needn't know I've quit * the business."-PhIladelphia Record. The Woolsack. Back during the time of Queen Eliza beth an act of parlidment was passed prohibiting the exportation of wool. This product was on-e of the great sources of the natural wealth'of Eng land at that time, and In accordance with the economic notions of the age the authorities attempted to keep It In the country, Imagiing that If It went abroad, even though something more valuable or desirable were exchanged t for It, the country would be the poorer. C In order to hold the importance of this commodity before the minds of the national legislators woolsacks were placed in the house of lords, where the judges sat. Hence the lord chancellor, e who presides over the house of lords, a "sits on the woolsack." The woolsack, according to a printed description, Is a "large square bag of wool without P back or arms and covered with red a cloth."e "Faints." tFusel oil, or "faints," as It Is corn- C monly called about the distilleries in I England, according to the London Lan- r cet, is a primary amyl alcohol fnied c Swith primary and secondary propyl al cohols. In England It can be obtained Sgratis at samne distilleries. It is used t locuatlas an external application forC i huaim. It Is obtained from fer mented grain or potatoes by continu inlg the process of distillation after the ordinary spirit has all "come over." It is an oily liquid, with a burning, acrid taste and an odor- said to resemble jargonelle pea-r. It has intoxIckting and poisonous prolperties considerably more nowerful than ordinary anIrits. A Queer Experience. t Ln actor and his wife had a funny ~ eperience once in Toronto. They were playing a piece in which the wife enacted the part of a woman dentist, and one evening the husband received a note asking him to call at a certain house. He did so the next day and ~ was greeted by the old man and his swife, the latter of whom said to him: "Me and my mate fell in love with t your missus last night. She was so gentle with you when you was a-sIttin C of the dentist chair. I'm gettin on now, and all my teeth is a-gettin loose. E and my mate wants me to-go to the t dentist shop and 'ave 'em pulled, but I knows as 'ow they 'urts, and I want 0 to know if y'ou and your missuls will ~ come around 'ere and 'ave tea with us, 'ave a little singin and enjoy ourselves e and your missus before she leaves kind- a ly pull out a few of these old stumps, ~ as I know she'll be as kind and gentle as she was to you." To Shoot the Moon. SWhen he first came prominently be fore the public after perfecting his fa mous gun, the late Lord Armstrong was occasionally pestered by cranks a who wished to obtain his opinion re- o specting some perfectly unworkable In- s vention. One day Sir William (he had not then been raised to the peerage) c e was interviewed by a person who was n t evidently crazy. He begged Arm- a strong's assistance In constructing a p piece of ordnance that could shoot the e e man in the moon. Sir William listened a e patiently, and then queried: "But who e 1 Is to signal whether it is a hit or a s miss? When you've thought about a u e practical method of marking at that long range. I give you my promise that y , I'll help you with the gun!" The crack z Sbrained Inventor departed beaming dJ with pleasure, but was heard of no e more. The spanish Language. a I The Spanish alphabet is perfect save r for a single silent letter, h. Each letter P has only one sound and pronounced as f spelled. The written language there- C fore Is, with a single exception, free ~ rfrom redundant letters. The chief dif ficulty in the language to English ~ speaking people Is the Infiection of Its ~ verbs. These move from one mood and I tense to another by terminal changes, while En~glish verbs move by auxilia ries. In Inflection Spanish follows Lat- 1 in. of which it is a beautiful and rich- g ly endowed daughter, so much so that i it adopts no word or phrase from other 1 Slanguages._________ sThe Arctic Summer. The arctic summer Is brief, but for weeks together there is nothing to dis .!tinguish day and night. Once at Dvor-, bnik two naturalists had left their ship at different hours. When later they met, one said, "Good morning;" the oth -jer, "Good evening." Both agreed that the hour wvas 7, but while one traveler held that it was 7 tomorrow morning the other maintained that It was 7 o'clock last night. On returning to the sship they settled that It was last night, so hey dinedannd went to bed aain. The Girl Woia Grew l'retter. Mr. Charles Whyinper, the we nown engraver and- animal paintei old the following, anecdote some year go: "I dined at Mr. So-and-so's a Iighgate last night, and as a mark o onor his eldest daughter was assigi d to me to take down to dinner. She bright girl, and I got along very nit F with her and Lady Bletherington o he other side until the ladies were o: he. eve of retiring to the drawin oom. I was talking about the beaut iii scenery near the house, the view rom the windows, the fine air, whe: liss - suddenly said, 'I think I ge rettier every day, don't you?' "What could she mean? I did no are to answer her, so I said: 'I be; our pardon. What did you say?' "'I said I think I get prettier ever ay.' There was no mistaking her words o I answered. 'Yes, indeed, you ge rettier. and no wonder in such fres] ir and'- Just then she caught he aother's eye, and, with the other la lies, she left the room. As she wen ut she looked over her shoulder wit] uch a withering scorn in her eyes tha knew I had put my foot 'in It somc ow. Then it flashed upon me that ad misunderstood her. She had drol ed an 'h.' What she had said was no silly compliment to herself. The ser ence really was, 'I think Highgat rettier every day.' "-Chambers' Jomu tal. Knew His Man. A story about the late James G. Ba1 erson, president of the Travelers' Ii urance company of Hartford. Ex-Goa rnor Waller of Connecticut wanted t btain a charter for a new corporatio -hich he represented, and the oppos ion called Mr. Batterson as their sta rtness. He was asked by his ow ide only two questions. "You have lived in Hartfdrd a gres iany years, Mr. Batterson?" "Yes, sir." "Are you in favor of granting thl barter?" "No, sir." Here his lawyers risted, leaving th est to cliance, knowing that Mr. Bal erson could keep his end up In any'vel al battle with ex-Governor Walle1 'he latter began by asking: "Mr. Batterson, you have lived her iany years?" "I have." "Well, sir," added Governor Wallei It Is my wish that you may live 1 [artford many more years. That is, al Thus was Mr. Batterson's opportun y to talk shelved. Governor Walle new his man.-New York Times. The Pulpit Versus the Bar. An eminent American lawyer, noi eceased, was sadly given to intoxict on. On one occasion he entered hurch while a minister was holdin orth on the future puinshment of th ricked. Fixing his eye upon the lawyer, wb as reeling near the door, the preachE claimed, "There stands a sinne gainst whom I shall bear witness I he day of judgment" At this the lawyer folded his arm lanted himself as firmly as he coul nd, addressing the man In the pulpi Lectrified the whole congregation afte bs fashion: "Sir, I have been practicing in th riminal courts for twenty years, an have always found that the greates ascal is the first to give state's ev ence."-Scotsman. The Blow Landed. - She doesn't go to her clubs a'nd er hres half as much as she did.., Pe0 le used to say this charming womai pent most of her time at these .gather 2gs. One day she called on a dea iend to reprove her for her slacker ig interest in the club. I believe I as a club for reforming the gas mel e or somnething-g1nyhow It was a re arm affair. "Look here, Lizzie," said the enthi last, "why on earth don't you comn the meetings? Here you are payini our dues and never showing up. Yo1 we it to the club to take an interes the work." "But I 'can't come," explained he iend. "There's the baby, anid Henr; oesn't come home sometimes till latE nd supper must wait, and if he want Sgo out I can't go away and leav, le children. I would w'orry mysel y death." "Well, I must say Henry is inconsid rate," said the caller. "Why, there' zy husband and children too. The le me no trouble. Every time I wan )go to the club Charlie says he wil e glad to stay at home with Bridge nd keep an eye on things till I com ack. He never objects." "Maybe," retorted the amiable host ss, "if I had a housegirl as handsom d young as Bridget Henry would b lad to stay at home, too, but mine i lack and' goes home at nights." The blow landed, and Charlie hasn' een asked to look after Bridget an 2 house since.-Louisville Times. -Length of Dreams. Three physicians were discussing th iatter of the length of dreams a da: e two ago, when one of them related Lrange ex perience. "Yesterday afternoon," he said, aled to see a patient, and, much t< iy satisfaction, I found him sleepin; aundly. I sat by his bed, felt of hi: ulse without d~sturbing him and wait di for him to awaken. After a fev lnutes a junk dealer's cart with dis ardant ringing bells turned into the treet, and as their first tones reache< s my patient opened his eyes. "'Doctor,' he said, 'I'm glad to se< ou and awfully glad that you wok, ie, for I have been tortured by a mos istressing dream that must have last di for several hours. I dreamed that: as sick, as I am, and that miy bo; ane Into the room with a string a lost horribly sounding sleighbells an< ng them in my ears, while I hadn' ower to move or speak to him. I suf ered tortures for what appeared to b< n interminable time. I'm so glad yot oke me.' "The ringing of those bells for one econd had caused all of that drean nd just at the waking moment." ew York Herald. Easy. TheodoreIt's all right, dariing. ave met your father, and we took t ne another at once. He even went s ar as to borrow $10 from me. Surel; .e can't refuse me your hand afte Edith-Dory, I'm afraid you've mad ,mess of it. Pa told me about the $1 .nd said I'd better let you slide; tha 'u were too easy.-Boston Transcrip Prejudiced. "So you won't take my medicine1 aid the doctor, who bad been called Lgainst the patient's wishes. "I will not," replied the patient. "I suppose you're one of these POo leluded beings who believe in throwir )hysic to the dogs." "Not indiscriminately. Some dogs a ra1uale."-Piladelnhia Press. Roofing Paper. S 3-ply Roofing Paper.......75c per roll. t 2-ply Roofing Paper.......52c per roll. f 1-ply Tarred Paper........$35 per ton. Rosin-Sized Sheathing Paper, 17 lbs. s per roll..................30e per roll. 20-th. Paper...............38c per roll. 30-ib. Paper...............50c per roll. All prices f.o.b. Charleston. For direct shipments from factory in s lots of 25, 50 or 100 rolls, we can make a closer delivered prices. t 91ROUN~ PORRIND CUEMENTf C(L 94-96 E. Bay St., CHARLESTON, S. C, NOIO 10 [i0los. 1 liloiS0 0s, G IgIdfiR8 Ofld Coffifflihee. - OFFICE OF JUDGE O PoEBATz,I Manning, S. C., August1,190. f To Executors, Administrators, Guardiainsand I Committees: t I respectfully call your .attention to annexed statute. You will please give this matter early attention. Very respectfully. Judge of Probate. t Sec. 2064-(1942). Executors, Administrators, Guardians and Committdes, shall annually while any estate remains in their care or cus e tody, at any time before the first day of July of each year, render to the Judge of Probate of the county from whom they obtain Letters Testa mentary or Letters of Administrators or Let ters of Guardianship, etc., a just and true ac count, upon oath, of the receipts and expendi tures of such estate the preceding Calenar year, which, when examined and approved shall be deposited with the Inventory and ap praisement or other papers belon to sush estate, in the office of sa JudgeOf 0 there to be kept for the inspection of such per sons as may be interested in the estate-(under Li former penalties.) . Approved the 2d day of March, 1897. Money to Lend On improved farming lands. Terms: .t as long as wanted; interest, 7 per cent on large loans; 8 per cent on small loans. For. particulars apply to LEE & MOISE. Attorneys, Sumter, S. C. I have opened up a Sewing Machine store next door to Mr. S. A. Rigby's general merchandise store August-Ist. 1900. I will carry the e The new ball-bearing "New Home, the best machine made: also "New Ideal" and "Climax," from $18 to $40. I sell on Instalment, Easy Payment Plan. I clean and. repair any kind of r machines for least money possible. .Call and see me. A. I. BARRON, Ag't. S W H E N YOU GOME. TO TOWN CALL AT WELLS' SHAVING SALOON Which is fitted up with an oye to the comfort of his customers... HAIR CUTTIlU IN ALL STYLES, r SHAVINU AND Done wtnetssan dispatch. ... .... . A cordial invitation is extended... - J. L. WELLS. SManning Tilnes Block. TO CONSUMERS OF. -Lager Beer. We are now in position to ship our Beer all over the State at the following a prices:. EXPORT. t Imperial Brew-Pints, at $1.10pedo. Kuffeiser-Pints, at..90c erd. r Germania P. M.-Pints, at 90c erd. r GERMAN MALTFEX TRACT. A liquid Tonic and. Food for Nursing Mothers and Invalids. Brewed from the highest grade of Barley Malt and Imported Hops, at..-.1.10 per doz. 5 For sale by all Dispensaries, or send i in your orders direct. t All orders shall have our prompt-and I careful attention. t Cash must accompany all orders. CERMANIA BREWING GO., Charleston,_S. C. ~ uaan.e $900 Salary YEARLY. Men and women of good address to represent rus. some to travel appointing agents, others for local worke looking after our interests. 8900 Lsalary guaranteed yearly; extra commissions and expenses; rapid advancement; old estab lished house. Grand chance for earnest man or woman to secure pleasant, permanent poiin; liberal Income and future. N~ew, brilat lines. Write at onca. STAFFORD i=RESS. 23 Church St.. New Haven, Conne Mon ey to Loan. APPLY TO WILSON & DuRANT. J. N. McCOLLOUGH, SHlOEMAKER, tOpposite Central Hotel. SGive me a trial and 1 will give you 1 the best work for little money. Satisfaction guaranteed.. ISURVEYOR'S CARD. Parties desiring surveys and plats made will receive my most careful and accurate attention. I I am supplied with improved instru o ments. Address. a S. 0. CANTEY, - Summerton, S. C. ~6i~IZ6Z4/GUARAN4TEED e UNDER A 0 $5,000 DEPOSrI t * R. R.FARE PAJD 200 FREE Scholarships offered Write quick to OA.-ALA. BUSINESSCOtL.ECE. Macon.Ca D -~ - Land Surveying and ILeveling. r, I will do Survey ing, etc., in Claren E don and ad joining Counties. Call at office or address at Sumter, S. e |C. P. 0. Box 101. J .oHN nl. HAYlESWORTH.