N3li YUNR DOLLARS.
This you can do by seeing and buying from our large stock of
of all styles and best quality. We have a house full of them and
must make room for our fall stock.
If it is A NICE BUGGY you want at a right price we have
it. If it is a serviceable FARM WAG ON, we can supply you and
guarantee prices and quality.
In HARNESS we bought the best assortment ever shown
here and have the
Prices to Suit You.
We make good all we say, so you cannot afford to stay away
if in need of anything in our line.
A Host of Satisfied Customers,
and will make one of you if you but give us a chance.
Come to see us whether you buy or not, you will feel better.
W. P. HAWKINS & C0
S. R. YENNING, J r
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SPECTACLES, EYE CLASSES AND
ALL KINDS OF FANCY NOVELTIES.
I make a specialty of 'WEDDING and HOLIDAY PRES
ENTS and always carry a handsome line of
Silverware, Hand-Painted China, Glassware
and numerous other articles suitable for Gifts of all kind.
COME AND SEE THEM.
All watch. Clock and Jewelry Repairing done promptly and
LEvI BLOCK. - MANNING. S. C
Improve Your Homes.
I am making a specialty this season of putting within reach the material to
make the HOMES ATTRACTIVE, and thereby increase the value of property.
The New Era Ready Mixed Paint
weighs 18 pounds to the gallon and is noted for its durability and for the vast
amount of space it will cover.
THE HAMMAR BRAND
is another Ene Paint, 1 gallon of Oil added, makes 2 gallons of very heavy
Paint. I want my customers to use these Paints and I am in position to give
thet my prices on Floor and Lubricating-OILS, VARNISHES, etc.
EL.wooLn wmEF~ FENQING
For pastures and yards the best on the market. I,buy by car load and will sell
lay on han p cthe best Rubber and Canvass Belting and Machinery Sup
pliy1 store is headquarters for STOVES, HARDWARE, CUTLERY, EAR
NESS~ and SADDLERY, CARRIAGE and WAGON MATERIAL, and
When you want anything in my line come to see or write to,
Sumter, S. C.
I Avant .
I . S. C.
TO THE TINES OFFICE.
The startling announcement that a
preventive of suicide had been discov
ered will interest many. A run-down
system or despondency imvariabiy pre
cede suicide and something has been
found that will prevent that condition
which makes suicide likely. At the
first thought of self-destruction take
Electric Bitters. It being a great tonic
and nervine will strengthen the nerves
and build up the system. It's also a
great stomach. liver and kidney regu
lator. Only 50c. Satisfaction guaran
teed by The R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
Congressman Legare Sends Us the Following,
Which He Hopes Will Prove of Advantage
to Some of Oar Clarendon Boys.
The United States Civil Service
Commission announces that in view of
of the small number of applications filed
for the scheduled to be held on January
4, 5, 6. 1904, for the position of cadet
in the Revenue-Cutter service, the ex
aminations have been postponed to Feb
ruary 25, 26. 27, 1904, and will be held
at the places mentioned in the accom
panying list, to secure elegibilities
fro in which to make certification to fill
vacancies in the position of cadet in
the Revenue-Cutter service.
The examination will consist the sub
jects nentioned below, which will be
weighed as follows:
1. Spelling (twenty words of more
than average difficulty)........ 5
2. Arithmetic (as comprised in the
ordinary grammar school text
3. Algebra (as comprised in the
high school text-books, includ
ing logarithms)............ .10
4. General geography (as compris
ed in the grammar school text
5. Geomatry (including plane and
solid)- . ........ .... . ... 15
6. General history and Constiution
of the United States (as com
prised in high school text
books. The questions on Con
stitution refer to its general
provisions only)......... .. ..
7. Physics (as comprised in high
school text-books) ............ 10
S. General information (questions
relating to well-known matters
of current interest)........... 5
9. Trigonometry (including ques
tions in plane and spherical trig
onometry)........... ......... 15
10. Grammar, rhetoric, and compo
sition (the questions in gram
mar comprise the work given in
the grammar school text-books,
including parsing and aualysis.
In rhetoric the questions com
prise the work in the high
school text-books. The test in
composition consists of the pre
paration of an essay on one of
two assigned topics)........... 101
11. English literature (as compris
ed in high school; text-books).. 5
12. One modern language-French,
German, or Spanish-(competi
tors may select any one of these
languages. The test includes
the translation of a short exer
cises into English and also one
into the language selected).... 5
Total..... ............. 100
Three days will be required for this
Under the regulations of the Treasury
Department applicants must be not less
:han 18 or more than 25 years of age, of
rigorous constitution, physically sound
tnd well formed, not less than 5 feet 3
Inches in height, of good moral charac
Ger, and unmarried. The marriage of
cadet will be considered as equivalent
to his resignation.
Applicants are advised that cadets
may be commissioned by the President
is l'ieutenants after three years' satis
actory service. The salary of a cadet
s 8500 per annum and one ration per
TIhere are in the Revenue-Cutter Ser
vice commissioned ofiicers, as follows:
Captains, about 36, at a salary of $2,500
per annm; first lieutenants, about 36,
at a salary of $1,800 per annum; second
lieutenants, about 30O, at a salary of
91,500 per annum.; third lieutenants,
a.b'out 12,at a salary of 8,400 per annum.
Persons who desire to enter this ex
amination should at cnce apply to the
United States Civil Service Commission
Washington, D. C.
Issued January 6. 1904.
Why not Take a Trip This Winier Through
Florida to Cuba?
This beautiful State and Island has
been brought within easy reach by the
splendid through train service of the
Atlantic Coast Line, the great thor
oughfare to the tropics. Winter tour
ist rates are now on sale to all points in
Florida and to Havana.
For rates, maps, sleeping car and
steamship accommodations, write to
W. J. CRAIG,
General Passenger Agent,
Wilmington, N. C.
"What to Say in Spanish and How to
Say it," sent to any address upon re
ceipt of a two-cent stamp.
Cures Rheumatism and Catarrh-Mediciue
Snd no money-simply write and try Botanic
Blod Balm at our expense. Botamnic Blood
Balm (B. B. B.) kills or destroys the poison in
the blood which causes the awful aches in back
and shoulder blades. shifting pains, difficulty in
movinr fingers. toes or legs, bone pains, swollen
muscles and joints of rheumatism. or the foul
breath, hawking. spittin:g, droppings in throat.
bad hearing. specKs tiying before the eyes. all
played out feeling of catarrh. Botanic Blood
Balm has cured hiundreds of cases of 30 or 40
years standing after doctors, hot springs and
patent medicines had all failed. Most of these
cured patients had teken Blood Balm as a last
resort. It is especially advised for chronic.
deepsated cases. Impossible for any one to
suffer the agonies or symptoms of rheumatism
or catarrh while or after taking Blood Balm.
It makes the blood pure and rich, thereby giv
ing a healthy blood supply. Cures are perma
nent and not a patching up. Sold at drug
stores. $1 per large bottle. Sample of Blood
a sent free and prepaid, also special medi
cat by describing your trouble and writing Blood
Balm Co . Atlanta. Ga. A personal trial of
Blood Balm is better than a thousand printed
testimonials, so write at once. For sale by The
R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
Special to The Manning Times.
I am sending you a number of pack
ages of garden seed, which I would be
glad to have you distribute as equally
as you can among the people of your
comunity who will most appreciate
Having only a limited number of
packages, and it being imipossible to
send to every one in the State, I have
thought best to adopt this method, in
the hope that the seed will reach the
largest number and do the most good.
If anyone who has not received seed
wvill write to me, I will try to supply
I will esteem it a courtesy if you will
pnblish this letter in your regular issue.
With best wishes.
Yours very truly,
A. C. LATIER.
Washingtcn, D. C., Jan. 11, 1904.
A Wonderful Saving.
The largest Methodist church in
Georgia, calculated to use over one
hundred gallons of the usual kind of
mixed paint in painting their church.
They used only 32 gallons ot the
Longan & Martinaz Paint mixed with
24 gallons of linsend oil. Actual cost of
paint made was less than $1.20 per gal
Saved over eighty ($80.00) dollars in
paint, and got a big donation besides.
EVERY CHURCH will be given a
iberal quantity whenever they paint.
Many houses are well painted with
four gallons of L. & M. and three gal
lons of linseed oil mixed therewith.
Wears and covers like gold.
These Celebrated Painrts are sold by
Conducted by PuxjxJ1vlo W. C. T. I
National Motto- For God. Home and N
State Motto-- Be Stron; and of Good Cou
Our watchword-Agitate. Educate. Orttaniz
-God helping mc. I promise not to bu
drink, sell or give
Intoxicating liquors while I live:
From bad companions I'l11 refraini
And never take Gods name in vain."
Sons and Mothers.
The most intimate relation be
tween mother and son cannot ig
nore the individual element
Those women who respect th
personality and the individua
rights of their children have ii
fact the most permanent an<
vital influence upon their rea
Do not ask your boy any per
sonal questions, such as 'Where
are you going?' 'What have yoi
been doing?' 'What are you go
ing to do next?' 'Why can't yoi
keep still a minute?' Leave hin
free, but be to him that forc
which shall draw and hold him
Do not be shocked at anything
he may do or say; or, if you are
do not let him know it; neithe:
be grieved. Let your face b<
like the morning' to him. When
ever he turns toward it let hin
find in it evidence that you un
derstand him and believe in him
Let him know that he can opel
his heart to you at any perplex
ing moment without surprising
or giving you pain, or that hi
can shut you out, apparently
without making you sorry. I
you feel shut out keep it to your
self and act as if you knew yol
were not, for you probably ar
not and will not be if you are the
friend you ought to be. Do no
cry over him, nor in his pros
ence. Nothing disgusts a bob
like tears shed because he hat
been acting out what is in him.
Do not fall in the error of sup
posing you can save your boa
by stress of 'strong personal in
fluence,' and that you imiust keel
impressing him with your owi
experiences and beliefs. Keel
the foundation of God's word un
der every act of your life, ani
be certain to hide yourself fron
view behind it.
All through his childhoot
there should have been storec
up in your boy's memory views
beliefs, impressions, doctrines
warnings, promises, which the
Spirit of God can make use of
The unmistakable evidences of
power in your faith which keep.
you calm, trustful and content t<
leave him to work these thing;
out for himself alone with God
will be worth all the world t<
Do not expect him to be morf
religious than he is. A greu
deal of trouble accrues from th(
effort to compel the boy, wh(
has come into the knowledge o:
evil in his own nature, as well as
in the world, to appear like thb
innocent child he was before th<
inevitable awakening. T h a*
awakening from the ignoranct
of innocence is always the crisib
in a child's life, and if he find:
out that you are better satisfie<
with a sham religion now thai
with an honest, outspoken ques
tioning, the probabilities art
that he will cultivate shams fo:
your comfort, and open his rea
thoughts to those who will ap
plaud every expression of doub
as if it were a declaration o:
principle and will know just hov'
to take advantage of his hones
questioning to lead him into th<
mazes of unbelief, if not of vice
It is worse than useless to ex
pect a boy's "religion" to mani
fest itself -just like that of hi:
mother or father, but especialla
his mother. It is at this poin
where so many lose their hold
They keep alive a peculiar sor
of self-consciousness in the chik
and constantly irritate him b:
trying to produce feelings an<
sentiments which are to him ut
terly impossible. Doubt is ofte>
the result of trying to produc'
faith. The young naturally be
lieve it should be taken fo:
granted by us as it was b:
Christ. He recognized thei:
faith when He said, 'Except y'
become as a little child ye can
not enter the kingdom of heav
en.' Doubt must always -b
learned. It finds belief alread2
in the field, and must crowd i
out to find any place in which t<
grow. If you go to work A<
make your child believe in God
to trust in Christ; if you keel
nagging him with admonition:
of faith instead of accepting the
fact that he is only waiting t<
see a manifestation of Christ a
once to recognize. believe in
love and follow Him, you wil
yourself arouse questions an<
doubt in his mind. Take it fo:
granted that he will love and fol
low Christ if he has had a fai
chance to take the first step; fo
until he loses confidence in Hin
from some cause outside of him
self, faith is his native air. I
he does lose confidence it will b
as a rule because he thinks h
has found good reason to believ
it is all a humbug and that thos
who had made you believe it ha'
When he awakens from th
ignorance of his innocent year
he finds a thousand things t
question. All are on about th
same moral level in his estima
tion. He is interested in every
thing; so much so that lie car
not stop his investigation for a:
instant. He begins with him
self, and of course, with what
ever is mysterious about himnsel
or his relations with the world
He will not stop to 'bother' wit]
well known things; and hereil
lies the advantage in forestallin;
curiosity on any subject whic]
may lead to danger.
He often becomes silent an<
heedless. He is self centered
and in his inexperience is in dat
ger of forming wrong concer
tions of everything. How can he
in the midst of a world of per
plexing problems which puzzle .
-older heads avoid those mistakes
that often lead to disaster?
Surely not without a wise and
friendly leader who will guide
his thoughts out and away from
himself to the right understand
ing of the relation which he sus
tains to all the world of things
and the universe of truths.
Do not expect him to accept
any statement about good or evil
as the end of investigation nor to
- be satisfied with your belief that
a thing is true. Your experi
ence will not count very much
with him. Do you think it ought?
Then quarrel with Him who
made your boy an individual in
1 his own right, but do not fret
at the child. Your experience
has a positive value to him; he
has a right to it, and will use it
probably as a basis of operations;
but he will not accept it as just
as good as his own, and you
should not wish that he would,
for God's way is the best, and it
is His way for every individual
to pick up Character by his own
experiences with both good and
eviL.--Mary Henry Rossiter.
End of Bitter Fight.
"Two physicians had a long and stub
born fight with an abcess on my right
lung," writes J. F. Fughes of DuPont,
Ga.. "and gave me up. Everybody
thought my time had come. As a last
resort I tried Dr. Kiung's New Discov
ery for Consumption. The benefit I
received was striking and I was on my
feet in a few days. Now I've entirely
regained my health." It conquers all
coughs, colds and throat and lung trou
bles. Guaranteed by The R. B. Lor
yea Drug Store. Price 50c and $1.
Trial bottles free.
A FAMOUS PERFUME.
Delicious A tar of Roses Is Chie3y 1
Made In Bulgaria.
The far famed otto (ol attar) of roses
is chiefly madc in Bulgaria. Kasanlik
is the center of the rose growing coun
try. Red roses only are used in mak
.ing the perfume, but white roses, which
grow more freely, form the hedges of
The trees, which grow to a great
height, are separated by paths nine
feet in width to allow the oxen and
plow to pass. The perfume is obtained t
not only from the petals, but also from t
the stalks and leaves. These give a
peculiar scent, which adds greatly to -
the delicacy of the perfume of the
October, April and June are the
months for planting branches of the
old trees. Weeding, pruning and digging
are necessary for three years, when c
they are full grown and repay the labor
spent upon them by bearing for twenty
The discovery of the delicious attar
was quite an accident and took place
three centuries ago. The Persian Prin
cess Nour Djihan was strolling through
the splendid galleries of ber palace
with her betrothed (the M.ongolian]
Prince Djihanguyr) and noticed in the
rosewater basins about the passages
an ugly, yellowish oil floating on the
surface. Orders were instant%7 given
to remove the unsightly fluid, when it]
was discovered the perfume was also
removed. Thus the virtue of the essen
tial oil was found out, which is still
called in Persia "Attar Djlhan."
Culture and Riches.
If one-tenth as much attention were
devoted to the fools among the middle
and working classes as is devoted to
the fool sons of ths rich, we should be 1
In danger of believing with Carlyle:
that the people are "mostly fools." Itt
is true that the culture of the suddenly ]
rich Is cruder and narrower than the
culture of those who have had genera
tions of wealth and leisure, but culture
is relative. The culture of the most
cultured classes in the old world is the
result of large wealth possessed for
generations. Culture is a matter of
growth, but It never grows in poverty.
The cheapness of the culture of the
very rich in this country as compared
with that of the aristocracy of old
countries Is simply the difference be
tween youth and age, a difference of
experience. There is a comparative
cheapness in the culture, bearing and
-manners of the people of the west
as compared with those of the east,
and for the same reason. The aristoc
racy of the south and of New England
have a refinement quite unlike that ofi1
the newly made rich in New York anQ
Chicago and the west. They have been
longer in the mnaking.-Guntonl's Maga
Shaving the Bridegroom.
The shaving of the bridegroom on his
wedding day Is a Bulgarian custom
which, handed down from pre-Chris
tian days, Is still observed with due
formality, especially in country dis
tricts. While the barber is at his
task a dancing crowd of young folks
surrounds him and the bridegroom.
As the latter's hair is cut the snippings
are carefully collected by some of the
girls for preservation in one of the
bride's chests. The barber, when his
work Is done, receives a small white
linen cloth -as a present and also a
trifing sum of money from each person
there. Then the bridegroom kisses the
hands of the girls, washes his face and
dons his wedding dress, which must
first b carefully weighed three times
by one s *the boys.
LA few years ago accommodations in
the highlands of Scotland were very
-primitive. It is related that the young
fDuchess of Gordon, on Inquiring how
the late duchess managed toentertain so
much company at Kinrara, where there
seemed no room, was toldg~ the butler
that for weeks at a time ne had slept
on the top of the kitchen dresser. A
niece and two other young ladies were
known to have slept in the duchess'
bedroom, which probably was not large,
for they were sent out to wash in the
neighboring brook. Miss Macdonell of
Glengarry, who told this, said also that
there was a waterfall near Ochtertyre
which the late Sir William Murray and
his brothers used as their shower bath.
Creases In Drawings.
-Creases in drawings, engravings, etc.,
may be leveled out by following these
instructions: Fasten the engraving or
drawing by drawing pins on a board,
~face downward, on a sheet of paper; on
the back place another sheet of paper
which retains a very slight quantity of
moisture. Over this place flannel or
blotting paper, and, taking a hot iron,
pass it carefully over the part where
Ithe creases have been made until they
disappear and then submit the draw
ings or engravings to pressure between
n inter's gla boards.
CROWDED THE HOUSE.
The Sucie ful Scheme of a Theat
, rcal Presx Agent.
An agent who was in despair owing
to his failure to get any advertising
that had not been paid for found him
self in a big western city with his at
traction playing to strong competition
and something desperately needed to
attract public attention to his show.
In one scene of the play a pair of hand
cuffs figured. The agent had an in
spiration. Ie had the star snap a
handcuff on her wrist, and then the
agent concealed the key, saying it had
been lost. The star was compelled to
finish the act wearing the handcuff
dangling from her wrist. The audi
ence knew it should not be there, and
comment was aroused. Between the
next two acts the agent drove the ac
tress swiftly to police headquarters,
near at hand. The police captain was
mysteriously called out. He was in
formed that the actress must have the
bandcuff removed at once and secretly,
as she did not wish news of her pre
dicament to get out. The chief brought
out a big bunch of keys, and finally the
handcuff was removed, but not until
a dozen alert reporters had snuffed a
"story" and were plying the reluctant
press agent with questions. Finally
the whole story was pumped out of the
agent, the star having returned to fin
ish the play. Next morning the first
page of every local paper had a fine
story, descriptive of the plight of the
actress who had accidentally fastened
a handcuff to her wrist. The public
was interested and flocked to see the
play, and the resourceful agent went
on to the next town wondering what
new thing he could spring on the sen
sation lovers there.-William Loftus in
lotice Municipal Registration.
C. R. Breedin has been appointed
supervisor of Municipal Registration
or the Town of Manning in accordance
ith the Acts of the General Assem
>ly of 1896. All male persons of 21
-ears or older desiring to vote in the
oming municipal election to be held
be second Monday in April, 1904, will
apply to the above Supervisor for reg
stration certificates. See Supervisor
t Clerk's office at town hall. Books
ill close April 5th, 1904.
By order of
D. M. BRADHAM,
E. J. BROwNE, Clerk.
Iotice to Trespassers.
All persons are hereby warned not to
respass on any lands bel onging to the
ndersigned. Any viol ations of this
otice will be promp tly prosecuted.
E. B. RHODUS.
The undersigned have this day formed
partnership for the practice of law
nder the name of Wilson, DuRant &
JOHN S. WILSON,
WILLIAM J. MULDROW.
January 26, 1904.
N THE UNITED STATES DIS
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
n the matter of Robert Lee Felder,
o the creditors of Robert Lee Felder:
Notice is hereby given that on the
3d day of January, 1904, the said Rob
r Lee Folder was duly adjudicated
ankrupt: and that the first meeting of
tis creditors will be held at my office in
he City of Su,mter, S. C., ou the 8th
la of February, 1904, at 12 o'clock,
o~on, at which time the said creditors
nay attend, prove their claims, appoint
STrustee, examine the bankrupt and
,ransact such other business as may
roperly come before the meeting.
I. C. STRAUSS,
A Card of Thanks.
ro my customers in Manning and
I take this method -of thanking
ou for the liberal patron ge
iven me the past -year, and to
ssure you I am better prepared
han ever to fill your wants at
he very lowest prices and I
eep nothing but the best.
I will take pleasure in giving
t1 orders entrusted to me
prompt personal attention.
Wishing you all a happy, pros
erous New Year, I am
P. B3. MOUZON.
Do You Want
TO BORROW MONEY?
If vou want to borrow money
on real estate, no matter how
large the amount, come to see
me. I can make loans on im
proved real estate at a low rate
of interest and on long time.
J. A. WEINBERG,
AttorneCy at Laiw,
MANNING. - - S. O
Sihrtlionls & B0erk111re8.
We hav~e never been so well prepared
o handle the trade in Shorthorn Cattle
id Berkshire Pigs as now.
We have some fine Bulls about ready
For service for sale.
We can furnish you Pigs not akin of
the highest breeding and quality at
casonabl e prices.
Write for what you want.
Aldeman Stoch~ Farm,
ALCOLU, S. C.
FIRE. LIFE. ACCIDENT &
A FULL LINE OF SAMPLES.
Ready-Made Suits, Mackin
toshes and Rain Coats.
. L WILSON.
.. . T' 1P jA-N oF . . .
Can't be easily followed by others, simply because every year he is going
down in price instead of up as others do. It pays us to do it by gaining
more trade with this plan.
We are now ready with the finest line of
Black Dress Goods
In the very latest weaves. Prices from the cheapest up the very finest.
The prettiest lot of that new White Shirt Waist Goods from 12jc up to
75e per yard.
A full line of Goods for your Easter Dresses-fuller than ever before..
Come and see them.
Just received a fresh lot of Percales in Remnants at the same old price,
although cotton is up.
Also beautiful Calicoes, Bleachings, Long Cloth Sheeting, Apron
Checks, White and Colored, Dress Ginghams, Madras, Curtain Goods,
White and Figured, Lace Curtains.
Also a full line of Gent's Furnishing and Clothing which we will sell
at almost Cost.Price now.
Stock is full and is guaranteed to be the best and cheapest in this and
many other counties no matter how others try, as we have -the secret of
how and where to buy our goods and keeping our expenses low.
We also have a handsome line of -
Laces and Embroideries
From the cheapest up to the very finest. See them, they are bargains.
Next to Postoffice.
Diokson Hardware Company
We would have the FARMERS of Clarendon County to under
stand that we are headquarters for all kinds of Farm Implements
Plow Stocks the latest and most improved.
Collars, Traces and Bridals.
Don't forget us when you' need Shovels, Spades and Pitch
We intend to make it to the interest of the FARMERS this
season to call to see us before buying as we have a large stock
and intend selling it.
Yours for business,
DICKSON HARDWARE COMPANY,
The Manning Times
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We will send THE TIEs and the Twice-a-Week News
aid Courier for $2 per year;
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