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0 0 0 Ant inpect my 1imense line of Dry Goods, Notions, Hats, Caps, 8Shoes, Clothing, Etc., ~-.e arcda ily arrivi-ni. it certainly will be to your interest to (o so, If prices and quality are of note @ 1 do not hesitate to say that I can please the most Mly Dress Goods Departmient Is tilled with the newest and most fashionable goods to be had. 1 will now enumerate a few of them:. Dirigo All Wool Venetians, Silk Poplin, Mohair, Mohair Florentine, Broad Cloth, Brilliantine, 0 Pebble Cloth and Dress Silks, Etc. All departments in my store of general iner ehandise is filled with the newest and latest goods at prices that will make for me strong atid lasting cus Yours truly. LOUIS LEVI. .38 08 8 I During the past ten months or since we have suc ceeded S. I. Till we have sold thousands and thousands Sof dollars worth of beautiful and stylish merchandise, Shave sold enough goods and have a class of customers that would be a credit to a bigger and mor-e pretentious __concern. For this we are proud and thankful to you; we are prouder still for the reputation we have made with __the people of Manning and Clarendon. We have always given you what you want and you always get just what you think you get. Sometimes you may find something Sthat you think is cheaper or it seems to be cheaper to you, but you will not find a lower price than ours on the same o uality. _ We have lots and lots of bright, new, stylish summer goods left and we want to make June our record-breaking Smonth. All or most of our summer goods must be sold and we will not carry them over. In order to get them out we Shave put them all down at a ridiculously low price. Just a visit to our store will convince you of what we are Sdoing. Not just ONE. TWO or THREE items, but every thing. Milli~ny Especially. We hve ust ot n afull line of Summer Sample SHats. Come in and see them at half price, if nothing more. S It makes no difference what others offer you goods at you certainly will not show good business judgment if you Sbuy before you come and see ours and get our prices on the same goods. OUR PRICES ARE LOWER. SThis must be our record-breaking month. -8 J-.W. MoLEOD. (MENS 1N WARTIMES EVENTS WHICH PORTENDED GOOD OR EVIL FORTUNE IN BATTLE. Ivarriorm with wit who Parried the Unlucky Signx-IncidentWhic Attended Napoleon at the invasion of Russia and at Waterloo. In the uncertain volcanic atmosphere which envelops nations engaged in war every throb of the political ground is acutely felt, every tremor in the air is caught by the ear instantly, and it is thought to prophesy an issue. The air of a troubled state soon becoics thick with signs and prognostics; ev erybody becomes an augur, a sooth sayer, an interpreter of dreams; every event is hailed as a bright or a black omen. However, some great warriors have been gifted with the ready wit which has enabled them to, pass off what might reasonab!y be supposed to be an unlucky portent as an auspicious sign. For example, Leotychides II. of Sparta was told by his augurs that his pro jected expedition would fall because a viper had got entangled in the handle of the city key. "Not so," he replied. "The key caught the viper." Then ev ery schoolboy knows the story how William the Conqueror fell to the ground on landing at Pevensey and how this was turned to a. lucky omen either by William himself or by a sailor crying out that he took "seisin" of the kingdom with both hands. Freemantle thinks that it is probably an adaptation of the story of Caesar's landing In Afri ca, when, having stumbled, be, with admirable presence of mind, exclaim ed, "Thus I take possession of thee, o Africa!" When William was arming for the battle of Hastings his squire by accident handed him the back piece before the breastplate. an evil omen signifying flight, but the duke again turned the mishap to cheerful account "Yes, the last shall be frst," he said that is, the duke shall be king. Others, however, there have been who have met the evil omen halfway, so to speak, by throwing up the sponge as soon as it occurred. On the morn of the sanguinary battle of Shrews bury, Hotspur called for his favorite sword, and on being told that it had been left behind at the village where he had spent the previous night he turned pale and said, "Then has my plow reached its last furrow." Before many hours had elapsed the power of the Percies was shattered forever, and their great captain was a corpse. At the hoisting of the royal standard at Nottingham in the month of August, 1642, some delay took place. It was with difficulty the standard could be fixed at the place selected, the ground being solid rock. Scarcely had this ob ject been accomplished by means of digging into the firm stone with the daggers and halberd points of the sol diers when a tierce gust of wind, sweeping with a wild moan across the face of the hill. laid prostrate the em blem of sovereignty. Many persons regarded this accident as a presage of evil, and the lowering sky of evening sympathized with the general melan choly that lay on men's spirits as, any further attempt being 'tbandoned, the standard w'as borne back into the cas tie in silence. Napoleon's invasion of Russia was inaugurated with a curious personal mishar, followed by real as wvell as metaphorical gathering clouds. On June 23, 1812, the emperor arrived at the Niemen, the extreme frontier be tween Russian and Prussia. As he appeared on the banks of the river at 2 o'clock in the morning his horse sud denly stumbled and threw him. A voice cried out: "This is a bad augury. If this occurred to a Roman general be would turn back." It is not known whether It was the emperor himself or one of his suit, who spoke the words. "The next day,'' says an eyewitness, "sarcely had the emperor crossed the river than a dull noise agitated the air. The light afterward became obscured, the wind rose and the sin~ater rolling of thunder was heard. The heavens had a menacing aspect, and the bare, shelterless earth presented an appear ance that filled us with sadness. Some of those who but a short time before were inspired with enthusiasm were now shaken with fear, as if they re gared these circumstances as of evil omen. They believed .that these fiery clouds, which were gathered together over our beads, were forbidding our en trance into Russia." At any rate, those wise after the event declared that they had portended the burning of Moscow, with its appalling consequences to the grand army. Then on the morn of Waterloc tne emperor met with yet an other ominous mishap. -As Gudin, his page, was helping him into the saddle, he lifted the imperial elbow too sud denly, and Napoleon pitched over on the offside, nearly coming to the ground. A vast signiticance was attached in the old days to mere numbers, and an innate potency was supposed to be in herent with each of them. In this re spect there appears to have been an evil destiny influencing the last Impe rial ruler of France when he preferred to designate himself Napoleon III. in stead of calling himself that which he really was, Napoleon II. The number three became his fatal number and in dicated his destiny. He wvas engaged In three Indiscreet wars-the Italian, the Mexican and the Prussian. Three times was he a banished man, three times was he made a prisoner and three times was he disarmed at the head of his military forces-namely, first, in the ditch at Strassburg; second, in the farcical bungle at Boulogne, and, third, in the debacle of Sedan. Nevertheless the "man of destiny" could do a grace ful thing to avert an ill omen. Captain Jean Coeurpreux in a ball given at the Tuilerles just after the declaration of war against Prussia tripped and fell in the dance. The air was charged with electricity, at. what at another time would have been regarded as a laugh able mishap now created consternation. But Napoleon held out his hand to help him up, saying as he did so: "Monsieur le Commandant, this is the second time I have seen you fall. The first time was by my side in the field of Magen ta." Then, turning to the lady, he add ed, "Henceforth Captain Coeurpreux is commandant of my guides." At Walderfeld, in Germany, there formerly grew and may still be extant a wonderful pear tree. When things were prosperous it blossomed and bore fruit, and when they declinead its leaves became blanched, and no fruit war formed. in 1806, when Napoleon forced the feeble Francis II. to sacrifice his title of German emperor and to con tent himself with that of Francis I. of Austria, this mysterious tree yielded neither leaves nor fruit. in 184$. when German unity essayed to reconstitute itself at Fr'ankfort, it blossomed forth once mgore, but only to languish again when the political Utopia melted away. In 1870 it celebrated the glorious achievement of the army by yielding a most abhunAt crp .ra -Vianinie n arny was ecamp ed before Constantinople after the signing of the treaty of San Stefano and before the assembli! of the Ber lin congress great .larm was manifest ed by the supecrstitious soldiery at a remark:1 le instance of the natural phe nomenon known as the "Fata Morga na." One day, looking in the direction of the Black sea, there appeared in the sky the counterfeit of fortifications which an officer who knew the place at once pronounced with certainty to be those of Sevastopol. As this fortress was about 380 miles &s-tant it was an extraordinary case of refraction. The soldiers were confirmed in their view that It was an unlucky portent, for' shortly afterward the British fleet en tered the Dardanelles, and with its ad vent vanished thie Muscovite dream of holding Constantinople by right of con quest.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Incredible Brutality. It would have been incredible brutal itv if Chas. F. Lemberger. of Syracuse. N. Y.. had not. done the best. he could for his suffering son "My boy." he savs. "cuta fearful gash over his eve. so I applied lBucklen's A ruica Salve. which quickly healed it and saved his eve." Good for hurns and uleers too. Only 25c at The 11. B. Loryea Drug Store. THE FIRST LAMPS. Seashells, Perhaps, With Rushes Burning In Animal Fat. "This world groped until the thir teenth century without discovering even the tallow candle," says a writer. "The expression. 'Mankind was plung ed in darkness during the early ages,' is true in every sense. It was perhaps the accidental burning of a bit of fat of some slain animal that suggested its use as a luminant, while the hollow shell from the sea, a concave rock or a mold of sun baked clay held the fat, which was 1urned by placing a rush in the fat. with the lighted end projecting over the edge of the rude dish. Step by step the lamp was fashioned Into a thing of beauty. Admirable specimens of lamps in terra cotta, in stone, in brass and in bronze have been found on sites of Hebrew cities and in the temples of Hindustan. From the tombs of Egypt, from the tumuli of Assyria and ancient lettered Babylon, from the opened graves of Chaldean sages, came examples of household lamps. revealing a general use many centuries before the Christian era. "So. from the fat of slain animals, the resinous products of the forest trees and the wax of the wild bee came those lights which gleamed upon fair woman and brave men at Bel shazzar's feasts. From Rome the oil lamp passed successively into Ger many, Gaul and Britain. In these countries torches, rushes dipped in grease and a very odorous fish oil were the methods of artificial lighting until the Roman conquest. The rush light of that day consisted of a notch. ed wooden stick set to a wooden base. Stalks-of the rush were peeled to the pith, save for one strand of husk, and passed through hot grease. Sometimes three or more were twisted together and when cold were placed in a notch of the standard, to be pushed up when the fire neared the wood. "These rushlights emitted a strong flame and a similar odor. You may make one of these and enjoy for an hour the ancient light of Britain and that which to this day dispels the gloom of night in remote Irish cabins. The candle of the common people was the rushlight of our ancestors. It burned where candles made from wax were too dear and before Chevreul and others found a way to refine a cheap andle gr-ease from the fat of animals." Too Much for 50 Cents. King's Imwproved Chili and Fever Tonic is the finest 1 ever saw. I sold one bottle which cured some in three families. The only objection I have to it is that it cures too many people. S. H. Mathis, Conrad's, N. C. Taste rnot bad. Large bottle. Always cures and chills don't return. Sold by Dr. WV. E. Bown & Co. MENTAL PROPS. Various Th'Iingx That Give UN Con lidence In Ournelves. We each have the neced of our men tal "prop." Onxe womani tells me that when she wvishes to giv-e decided orders to her coo.x she alwvays puts on her hat and gloves, then, as she floats into the kitchen surrounded by a cloud of dignity and courage, she feels equal to the occasion. Good and well fitting clothes are props to us all and bring about a cer tain contidence in ourselves, a sort of mental pat you on the back, which says, "Brace uip, old boy; the shell is perfect; let's hear from the kernel." To the little school miss on the day of the centertainmxent wvhat a prop is the bristling blue sash. The doctor depends much upon his gloves. Ie can be busy with them when vital or ditlcult questions are asked. They are a sort of moral safety valve. For the bashful boy who is deprived in the hall of hat and gloves before en tering the room filled with p~eople If some good fairy would only hand him a book to occupy his hands so he need only look -ifter his feet wvhat a prop it wvould be to him' A clergymian's prop lies in wv 21 fit ting vestmxents. As for the writer of this article--I can speak with the authority of most intimate acquaintanxce--she must have her hair arranged ini the way she af fects it and her shoes on to cope with life's emergencies. She finds the wag gish old wvorld rather a jolly place and loves to watch frail humanity lean ing gently upon their "'mental 'props," while they are happily quite uncon scious of her scrutiny.-Jeannette Young in Critie. A Remedy Without a Peer. i ind Cha mberlain's Stomach and. Liver Tablets more beneficial than any other remedy I ever used for stomach trouble'' says J1. P. Klote, of Edina. Mo. For' any disorder of the stomach, biliousness or' constipation, these Tab lets are without a peer'. For sale by The I. B. IJ.or'yea Drxug Store. Isaae M. Loyenm. Prop'. A4 Chine,'e Trick. An Eniglish gentleuman wvho resided in China for xmny years tells the follow ing story in illustration of the peculiar knavery of the Chinese c'haracter: A stout gentleman well known in China was some years ago feted at Taiwan for two or three days, "the observed of all observers," he beIng an immense man and a good specimen of a trans atlantic Anglo-Saxon, but the series of crowded visits he received at length became troublesome. and he found he was being made too much of. The fact was he was being exhibited, a charge Alvays Successful. When indigestion becomes chronic it is dangerous. Kodot Dyspepsia Cure will cure indigestion and all troubles resulting therefrom, thus; preventing Catarrh of the stomach. Dr. New brough, of League. W. Va., says: -To those sufferibg from indigestion or sour stomach I would say there is no better remedy than Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. I have prescribed it for a num ber of my patients with good success-' Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests what you eat and makes the stomach sweet. Sold by The R1. B. Loryea Drug Store. ALPINE GLACIERS. Attributes of Ice That Render Their Formation Possible. As soon as men were able to walk on a glacier from one end to the other they began to look and search and re member and compare, and finally they discovered the secret of the thing. In "A Pleasure Book of Grindelwald" Mr. Daniel P. Rhodes describes this secret: They knew at the outset that fee is a very remarkable substance, which be haves in a manner peculiar to itself, and they next learned that to three of the properties of ice is due the phe nomenon of glaciers. First, its plasticity permits of its flowing downward under sufficient pressure in the direction of the least resistance. Glaciers may therefore ac commodate themselves to the most tor tuous valleys. Another attribute of ice in respect of which it is singular among viscous bod les is its inability to yield much to ten sion; hence when there is a strain up on it, owing to variations in the direc tion or in the rate of progress of a gla cier, it Is rent into great fissures called crevasses. These crevasses do not, as is some times asserted, always penetrate to the bottom'of the glacier, but are of different depths and shapes. Usually these crevasses extend in the direction of the width of the glacier, but on a very steep incline they are often inter sected by longitudinal crevasses, and in this manner are formed tall blocks of ice, which are soon worn by the weather into the beautiful pinnacles seen in the Ice falls of most large gla ciers. It Is a third attribute of ice which enables a glacier to maintain itself a compact mass in spite of all this fric tion. Where two pieces of ice near the melting point are brought into contact they freeze together so perfectly as to obliterate all traces of their original surfaces. To this property of ice, which Mr. Tyndall calls regelation, is due not only the closing up of cre vasses, but also the very beginnings of the glaciers themselves. It happens this way: In the higher regions of the Alps more snow falls in winter than is melt ed in summer, and a constant rear rangement of both the old snow and the new is being caused winter and summer by the alternation between heat and cold which occurs in clear weather between each day and night. The fresh dry snow is melted by the sun and afterward frozen again In granules of ice. With the frequent repetition of this process the particles become imper-. fectly fused together, forming that pe culiar crust called neve. which con stantly increases in depth until the lower part of it, according to the prin ciple of regelation, is so compressed by the weight of the mass above it as to become a fairly compact body of ice that seeks to escape by the most con venient channel. This is the beginning of the glacier. Great Mlen ot Lowly Birth. Most of the great men of history were of lowly birth. Look over the list and see how little the "bornin'" had to do with results and achievements. Lord Wolsey was the son of a butcher, Columbus the son of a weaver, Horace the son of a manumitted slave, Sir Richard Arkwright the son of a barber, Shakespeare the son of a wood stapler, Watt the son of a blockmaker, Virgil the son of a porter, Stephenson the son of a fireman at a colliery, Burns the son of a plowman, Franklin the son of a tallow chandler, Oliver Cromwell the son of a brewer. .Esop was a slave, Beaconsfield was a lawyer's clerk, Thomas Paine a staymaker, De Foe a hosier, son of a butcher; Demosthenes the son of a cutler. Ben Jonson was a bricklayer, Bunyan a traveling tinker, Dickens a reporter and son of a re porter. Edmund Kean was the son of a stage carpenter. Cervantes was a common soldier. Homer was a farm er's son and is said to have begged his bread. The list might be extended through columns.--New York Press. A True Bear Story. An angry black bear, through an er ror in judgment, attacked a freight lo comotive on a lonely stretch of railway in Austria-Hungary and came off sec ond best. A switchman had walked up the track to a siding, where he had set a swvitch to allow a freight train to make way for the express. It was night, and he carried a lantern. See ing a dark, formless mass lying across the rails he went to investigate. The dark, formless mass suddenly resolved itself into a big she bear and three cubs. The switchman was surprised. In his fright he foolishly dropped his lantern and started to run. The bears followed. The old mother bear was rapidly outfooting the switchman when the freight train came along, its head light gleaming along the rails. Even this did not deter the enraged animai. She attacked the engine and was killed. The cubs escaped. Farragut and Schley. During the civil war Captain Schley, then In command of the Monongahela, was sent up to bombard one of the works at Port Hudson. While firing on the fort signals were hoisted on the lagship to recall him, but he could not read them and kept on firing until the fort was silenced. When he reported on board the flagship Farragut said sternly, "Captain, you begin early 1n life to disobey orders." And when Schley tried to explain about the sig nals that were seen, but could not be read, the admiral said he "wanted none of this Nelson business in his squad ron about not seeing signals." After ward, however, when in the cabin, the admiral said to him, "Do it again whenever in your judgment it Is neces sary to carry out your conception of duty." Numerous and Worthless. Everything is in the name when it comes to Witch Hazel Salve. E. C. De Witt & Co., of Chicago. discovered some years ago how to make a salve from Witch Hazel that is a specific for piles. For blind, bleeding, itching and protruding piles, Eczema, cuts, burns, bruises and all skin diseases DeWitt's Salve has no equal. This has given rise to numerouss worthless counter feits. Ash for DeWitt's-the genuine. Sold by The R. B. Loryea Drug Store. Kennedy's ILaxative Honey and Tar THE ROBIN ie Is an Adaptive Bird, but He Doesn't Mix Mortar. The robin is a very adaptive bird cer tainly. It adjusts itself readily to new conditions, but it falls far short of the intelligence that is often ascribed to it. Thus there are persons who seem to believe that when mud is scarce the robin will bring water in its beak to the dust of the road and so make the mortar that it needs. This notion is, of course, absurd. low could the robin know that water and dust will make mud? This knowledge is the result of reflection and experiment and Is not within the reach of an animal. More than that, if the robin culd find the water he could certainly find the mud somewhere. I have known them to use a substitute for mud furnished by the cows. Another equally absurd claim for the robin comes from a correspondent A robin had her nest In a tree under his chamber window in such a position that he could see all that happened in the nest. He says that when the young robins were nearly grown he saw the mother bird take them, one by one, by the nape of the neck and hold them out over the rim of the nest to teach them to use their wings! I suppose "our modern school of nature study" would accept this statement without question. It Is such preposterous natural history as this that furnishes the stock In trade of this "school." Some persons deceive themselves in what they think they see, and not a few, I am convinced, are deliberate falsifiers.-John Burrougbs In Outing. Strikes Hidden Rocks. When your ship of health strikes the hidden rocks of consumption, pneu monia. etc., you are lost, if you don't get help from Dr. King's New Discov ery for Consumption. J. W. McKin non, of Talladega Springs, Ala., writes: "I had been very ill with pneumonia, under the care of two doctors, but was getting no better when I began to take Dr. King's New Discovery. The first do;e gave relief, and one bottle cured me." Sure cure for sore throat, bron bitis, coughs, and colds. Guaranteed at The R. B. Loryea Drug Store, price 150c and $1. Trial bottles free. A Diffieult Task. "Jack, dear, I do wish you would get another photo taken." "How often have I told you I will not?" "But why not?" Then thoughtfully after a pause, "Are you afraid of being asked to look pleasant?"-Punch. 4=. 93 T 0 M 2. AL B e blhe Kind You Hate Always Baught of FOIL UOUIX.R Gures Golds Prevents POSeuMnS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Clarendon County. COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. Aaron Francis, Lawrence Francis, Stephen Francis, William Francis, Anthony Francis, Cheney Harvin. Agnes ~Williams, Prince Francis and Eliza Wilson, Plaintiffs, against John Francis, Daniel Francis, Isaac Jones, Junior, Salina Jones, 0. 0. Witte, Arthur Lynahi and Edward H. Sparkman, the last three being fuclntded as trustees, Defendants. SUnntONS FOR RELIEF. con PLAINT SERVED. To the defendants, John Francis, Daniel Francis, Isaac Jones,Junior, Salina Jones, C. 0. Witte, Arthur Lynah and Edward H. Sparkman, the last three being included as Trustees: You are hereby snmmnoned and re uired to answer the Complaint in this action of which a copy is here with served upon you, and to.- serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the subscribers at their office at Manning, S. C. within twenty (20) days after the service hereof; exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Compaint withiin the time aforesaid the plaintiffs in this action will ap ply to the Court for the relief de manded in the Complaint. John Francis and Daniel Francis will furt~her '.take notice that the Complaint herein has been hereto fore tiled in the ofic~e of the Clerk of Court of Common Please for Clar endou, County, South Carolina, WVitsox & DURANT, Plaintiff's Attorneys. Open An Account With Us. You can then pay your bills with checks which we return to you the first of each month and which are thus made a receipt in full for every dollar you pay out. You can always make change with a check. ank of Sumumerton, Summerton, S. C. THE "B055" COTTON PRESS! SIMPL.EST, STRONGEST, BEST Tmc M~URRAY GINNING SYSTEM Gins. Feeders, Coadensers, Etc. GIBBES MACHINERY Co. SW.E. JENKINSON1 COMPANY WIDE AWAKE. I Not dead, but sleeping, is the I condition of ninety-eight out of every 'ne hundred merchants during the warm months of June, July and August, but not so with The W. E. Jenkinson Company. We are awa.ke twelve 16 months out of the year and are ever reaching out for business with both feet forward. Our buyer will leave in a few days for the Northern markets and we must have room for our Fall goods. Now in order to do this we are putting everything pertaining to Summer goods on sale at a great sacrifice. In fact we are offering these goods so cheap that it will pay you to buy even if you do not need them un til next spring. Yours truly, I lIE.JENKINSOINCOI ULife Is a Hurdle Race SIn which every one jumps at conclusions. You will race to our store if you realize the saving for you in the $ Plain Fi'gure Mark, 9 and the conclusion is, money in your pocket. For the next two weeks our Plain Figure Mark will Sbe seen on 17k. 15, 12I1 and 10c Lawns, Batiste Organdies .and Madras at 7c. All White Goods prices cut in half. :gFive thousand yards heavy weight Sea Island, 36 ~ -o inches wide. the same others sell for 7tc; our Plain Fig 3 ure Mark only 5c per yard. -E SFive thousand yards Check Homespun, 6 and 8c per Syard at 5 and 6+c per yard. SFive hundred yards Bleach Homespun, an 8c goods, :i 33 inches wide, at 5c. ->Five hundred pair Knee Pants, all sizes, 35c values: S our Plain Figure Mark 19c per pair. .3One hundred Men's and Boys' Odd Vests. value from . 2 75c- to $3 apiece; our Plain Figure Ma-rk 35c. . 'iWe have Men's Suits from $2.50'to $15. We have Youth's Suits from 75c to $6. --Youth's Shoes from 15c to $4. -8 Dress Goods from Sc to $1.50 per yard. In conclusion we beg to thank our numerous friends ~ e and patrons for their .liberal patronage in the past, and we are indeed glad that we are at present more than ever ~ Sprepared to satisfy your wants at a greater saving for the -- single reason that the head of this concern is engaged in Sthe jobbing business in New York and supplies us at job @ bing prices. Wishing you a successful harvest. We remain yours for bargains. ITHE NEW IDEA.I The Krasnoff Mercantile Co.il 4 MANNING, S. C.