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to Aw' town i i
Hieks reun. mewit;h111
a few ax.
das a *hel .r n
ha; reirn'd to a m er labors 1
The bov0 here ar abC to pu1t on
'ola-ck bee'auIZe YiSS CBess t e a z
announeea that she will ;pend 'hanN
ovig a near Paxvi .
Sunerimendent H folladay ha- been
visting ihe scho over here. There
are some over here who have. takcn up
an idea tha: - 11laday'' i a h
CiOr. wh. I do no 'ow. unles It
that he is:,o hand ooe it wouai b1 a
shame to mar his ut th, a fan
but thev are avay WY. 1e ii, a Vore
much r tarried man with a W o
The old widower from Turbeli
smitten with ouc of of our retty er
teachers. and we can see waern
1r. Editor. I was .au to tile
Honor Rol1 you publish in T~u 1
showinz who are the publi, lt
citizens that are givi materiali a'o
to the cotton assocititon. anu that
bunch of subscribers from Sunime tou
is an insniration to all who have an m
terest in' the welfare of the farmers.
Why. oh: vhy, is it that we see noth
ing from men who have been honored
and benetitted by the farmer? The
Hon. R. S. DesChamps. imselt a farm
er, and vet. instead of his being an
active worker for the cause. he is not
even a contributor so far. There must
be some reason for this and I am afraid
\lr. DesChamps has not kept abreast
of what is going on. 'Mr. Editor. does
Mr. DesChamps subscribe to THE
TImES? I mention him because he has
always represented to us voters that he
is a friend of the farmer, and it was
his special line to look after the farm
ers' interests in the legislature. and
when we do not find huin m the list of
"doing something" which is of actual
value, we are disappointed in our
leader, and begin to fear that he is
livinog up with the other "1hot air
artists" who give the people a gab
servide and nothing more. DesChamps
ivot the only one, there is the entire
gag of representative; in tue lower
house from Clarendon and every court
house officer. with the honorable ex
ception of Archie Barron, the Senator
has contributed liberally through sev
eral of his business interests, but Green
and Bradham are still out in the tal
timber waiting until the people forget
their association is needing money to
keep up our fight. Oh: well. these pat
riots will be heard from some day, and
the people will remember that they
-oo can close their ears against tue ap
peals of politicians when they are want
ing support for office.
All of us crer here are in deep sor
row for the afietion that has fallen our
friend, Luther McIntosh. and earnest
prayers are daily being o!fered up that
he wvill soon recover.
It is all I can do to keep Mrs. B. from
going to Manning since she read Jenk
inson's colossel sale advertisement in
THE TIMES, that woman is worrying
the life out of me to get to lanning for,
some of those bargains. and I reckon I
shall have to let her go. The, tell me
- that one of the ladies in the millinery
department is a great admirer of in
sects, and reptiles, and if she will drop
me a card I will be pleased to send her
an assortment from over here. I sup
pose she wants the "varmints' to dress
ladies hats with, and then make us fel
lows pay a dandy price for "the latest
from Piris." if MIrs: B. goes to MIan
ning I wish you would see that she
keeps clear of the dispensary. for she
is all the time after me about visiting
that place when I go there. B.
Wash your hands with warm water.
dry with'a towel, and alply Chamber
lain's Salve just before going to bed,
and a speedy cure is certain. This salve
is also unequaled for skin diseases. For
sale by The R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
Editor The Manning Times:
The increase in the number of pupils
of the Pine Grove Graded School made
it necessary to employ another teacher.
There were already two teachers, but
the number of pup~ils proved too much
for them. so another assistant was called
in. Miss Itasca Turbeville. of tis
place, was elected to take charge of the!
primary department. The school _is
moving along well, but ais yet no lit
erary society has been orgamzniea among
the students. County Superintendenlt
of Educa'tion S. P. Hollaiday visited t.he
school last week. and maide a very in
teresting and impressive talk to the
*Dr. W. H. Woods of this. place was
among the number w'ho left fr om Clar
endon county for Oklahoma iast week.
We are eagerly awaiting his~ return.
Mr. S. C. Turbeville spent Saturday
in Sumter on business.
Mrs. JT. L. Green spent the week-end
with his parents at Sardis last week.
J. M. Wo~ods. Esq., of Manning, spent
a few days here last week.
Mrs. R. E. Wilson. after an extended
visit to relatives in Columbia. returned
to her home Saturday night. She is
accomanied by her niece. Miss Ida'
Castine. who will spend sometime visit
Dr. W. W. Daniel. of Columbia Col
lege, preached an eloquent and forceful
sermon to a large and attentive congre
gation in the 'Methodist church here
In Time of Peace.
In the first months of the Russia-Ja
an war we had a striking example of
the nesessity for preparation and the
early advantage of those who, so to
speak, "have shingled their roofs in
dry weather.'' The virtue of prepara
ion has made history and given to us
our greatest men. The individual as
well as the nation should be prepared
for any emergency. Are you prepared
to successfully combat the irst cold you
take ? A cold can be treated much
more quickly when treated as soon as it
has been contracted and before it has
become settled in the system. Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy is famous for
its cures of colds, and it should be kept
at hand ready for instant use. For sale
by The R. B: Loryea Drug Store.
Stores Will Be Closed.
We. the undersigned merchants, agree
to close outr stores on Thianksgix ing D'ty.
November 30. 1905:
W. E. Jenkinson Co.
J. H. Rigby.
The Manning Grocery Co.
Manning Hardware Co.
W. E. Brown& Co. Sunday hrs.I
P. B. Mouzon & Co.
McLeod-W ikins-Kingi Co.
Dieckson Ha rdware Co.
L. L.\t Wels&Co.I
Dr. W. M. Brockinton. Sun.hrs.'
J. WV. NecLeod.
Mutual Dry Goods Company
S. L. Krasnofl. ury
B. A. Johnson.
The RI. B. Lorye Dr~utg Store.
Walker & iehellerger'.1'
C'. M. Davis & Co.
Aaron Weinber, follice hours.)
Beas the ,The Kind YcsHve Always Btght
Sigat.re r Iee4~
- C iht 1900. by
LDERT PAGE had just fin
ished readin- his morning
mail the fifst day of Septem
ber when his office door
opened and Uncle Terry entered.
--Weli. well:" exclaimed Albert.
springing to his feet. "How are you.
[-,iele Terry? How are your good wife
Ind Telly. a'd when did you arrive
and why didn't you let me know so I
could meet you?
Waai." answered Uncle Terry, seat
ig hiniself. 'I got in purty late last
aight :m' put un at a tavern near'the
"'fut wthy didn't you write or wire
mue. 'o I could have met you at the
"'The fact on't is," replied Uncle
Terry, removing his hat and laying it
on the floor beside him, "I've allus
pulled my own boat in this world, an'
it sorter goes agipi the grain now to
lst the oars over to 'nother fellow."
Then, reaching into his pocket. draw
ng out a letter and handing it to Al
bert, he added: "'Bout two weeks ago
I got this 'ere from that thief Frye. I
was 'spectin' the gov'ment :oat 'long
most every day an' so couldn't cum
Albert read the letter and gave a low
wnistie. -Frye must have been either
very hard up when he wrote," lie said,
or else the other parties are crowding
him, and this is his last effort j leece
you. I have heard that he has been
speculating in wheat lately, and it may
be he has got caught. I hope so. so It
will be easier for us to bring him to
terms. I have my plans ll mapped
out, and I think we had best go for
him at once while he is likely to be in
his office." Then, calling to Frank and
rapidly writing a check for $500 while
that surprised young man was shaking
hands with Uncle Terry, he continued:
-Please go up to the station. Frank,
and get an officer at once and step into
the laverick bank on your way back
and get this check cashed. We will go I
>repared for the worst."
When Frank had gone Uncle Terry
said: '-There wa'n't no need o' yer get
tin' nwney, Mr. Page. I've brung
bree hundred, which is all he asked
"We may need more ievertlieless,"
answered Albert, "and as I wish to
make but one visit to Frye's office, it's
best to go prepared.- Then after fill
g out a writ of replevin he added:
"Excuse me a moment, Mr. Terry.
I will be back soon."
He was absent perhaps five minutes,
and then Uncle Terry was astonished
o see a strange man enter from an
inner room. He wore a ful! black
eard, smoked glasses. broad slouch
hat and a clerical coat wvhich was but
toned close to his chin. Uncle Terry
looked at him in surprise, waiting forj
the stranger to speak.
"Don't you know me. Uncle Terry?"
said the new arrival. .
"By gosh, it's you, Mr. Page," er
claimed the old man, "or else I'm tuck
with a change o' heart!" Then he add
ed, with a laugh. "I'd never known ye
'cept fer yer voice."
"I'm all right, then, I guess," said
Albert. "and now for my plan. When
the officer comes we four will go at
oce to Frye's offce. You will go in
alone and open matters. Contrive
eae the door ajar, and when you get
to talking the rest of us will creep up
and listen. And here is where your
wits must work well. Act as though
you did not suspect anything wrong,
but tell him you are discouraged and
ae put out all the money you can;
also that you are poor and can't af
ford to-waste any more on what you
believe to be a hopeless case. Then
sk him to return you the trinkets
you gave him, as the girl values then
highly; and right here is where you
must contrive to get Frye to admit he
has these trinkets. Most likely he
will refuse to give them up until his
fee is paid, and he may ask quite a
sum. If you can settle the matter by
paying him one or two hundred dollars
Ishould advise it, but not more. If it
mes to his refusa1 we will walk in
at that point, and the officer will serve
the writ. We can search his premises
and even make him open his safe, and
if we find what we want we will take
When Frank and the officer returned
and the former had also donned a dis
guise, the four proceeded to Frye's of
fice. It was early, and none of the
other occupants on that floor had ar-*
ived. Uncle Terry knocked at Frye's
door, but no one answered. He knock
ed again; still no answer. He tried the.
door; it was locked. Then he knocked
haarder; no reply. Then he stepped
back to where the others were waiting.
Thar's nobody in thar," he whispered,
"or If thar Is, he's asleep." Albert went
forward and listened. There was no
"Don't you knoto me, Uncle Terry ?"
sound. Then he stooped and tried to
look through the keyhole; it was plug
"I smell gas coming out of the key-i
hole." he whispered to.- the officer.
"You go and try it."
The officer did so. Then he took out
a pocketknife and thrust the blade
through the keyhole and peeped in.,
Then he beckoned to Albert.
-'Something's wrong in there. Mr.
Page," he said. "-I can see a man's
legs, and the gas Is coming out of that
keyhole enough to choke you. We'd
best call the janitor."
"I noticed a light in Frye's ofli
when I retired last night." he said.
- epend upon It, there is somethin
wrong." Then, turning to the offlicr,
ho added, "-You are an officer of the
law. and as I am in charge of this
building I give you permission to open
Frye's door on the score of public safe
Grasping the knob, the officer threw
his weight against the door. and it gave
way. A cry of surprise escaped him.
Frye was sitting in his chair, with
head thrown back, staring at the ceil
ing and with mouth and eyes wide
open. The room was stifling with gas,
and the officer opened the window. In
doing so he noticed the two stopcocks
were opened, and he turned them off.
Then he returned to the hall. When
the room was fit to breathe in again all
four entered, and the officer laid his
hand upon Frye's face.
"Dead:" he exclaimed.
Albert noticed an envelope on Frye's
desk directed to Silas Terry. le quiet
ly put It in his pocket and joined with
the rest in a search of the room.
"It looks like a case of suicide," ob
served the officer-"door loe:ed, key
hole and cracks plugged. window shut
and two gas burners open; safe un
locked and wide open, and here's a till
with money in it:"
And then he added. "In the name of
the law I must close the door and noti
fy a coroner."
When Albert, with Uncle Terry and
Frank, reached the office he drew the
letter he had taken from Frye's desk
out of his pocget and habded it to Uncle
Terry. "It was 4irected to you," he
said, "and I thought best to bring it
When the old man opened it he ex
claimed: "By the great eternal jumpin'
Jehosaphat, if here ain't the buil o' the
things we want so bad, an' a letter to
some furriners! Here, you read it.
Mr. Page. The writin's wussen crow
tracks in the mud."
The letter was as follows:
Messrs. Thygeson & Co., Stockholm:
Gentlemen-I have good and sufficient
reason to believe an heir to the estate In
your hands exists in the person of a
young woman now living with one Silas
Terry, a lighthouse keeper on Southport
Island, Maine, and known as Telly Terry.
This person, when a babe. was saved
from a wreck by this man Terry and by
him cared for and brought up. A report
of the wreck and the saving of one life
(the child's) was made at the time by this
man Terry and is now on file In Wash
ington. As I am going away on a long
journey. I turn this matter over to you
for further Investigation, and subscribe
mys-lf, respectfully yours.
When Albert had finished reading the
letter aloud he grasped Uncle Terry's
hand and exclaimed, "Take those v'alu
ables back with you, but leave me the
letter. anid I will attend to the rest:"
Then he added, "You are my guest as
long as you can stay in Boston."
When, two days later, Uncle Terry
was ready to depart Albert handed him
a large package containing a silk dress
pattern for Aunt Lissy, a woolen one
for Mrs. Leach and a complete artist's
outfit for Telly. "With these things."
he said, "go my best regards for those
they are for, and among them are the
photographs of two sketches I made'
when I was with you that I want you
to ask 3Miss Telly to paint for me."
When Telly opened her package she
found two sketches of herself, one
jeaning against a rock with her face
resting on her hand, the other sitting
beside a flower decked boat with a
broad sun hat in her lap.
" N a letter which Frank wrote
F1to Alice soon after his re
turn to Boston he said: "MIy
mother and, in fact, all my
people seem to think so much more of
me since I have set about fitting my
self for a profession. Father says he
Is growing proud of me, and that
pleases me best of all, for he is and
always has been my best friend. Of
course I think the wvorld of Blanch.
and she seems to think I am the best
fellow in the world. Little do any of
them itnow that it is you for wvhom I
am working, and always with the hope
that you will deem me worthy of the
prize. How many times I recall every
moment of that one short hour on~ the
old mill pond and all that made It
sacred to me no one can te~hl. I go out
little except to escort mother and the
girls to the theater once in awhile, and
so anxious am I to be able to pass an
examination I often go to the office
and read law till midnight."
When this effusion reached Alice the
mountains around Sandgate were just
putting on their autumn glory of col
or and that night when she sat on the
porch and heard the katydids in the
fast thinning foliage of the elms she
had what she called an old fashioned
fit of the blues. And how lonely it
was there too!
Aunt Susan, never a talkative per
son, sat close, but as dumb as a graven
image; no house near and only the
twinkling lights of several on the other
side of the valley were visible. On a
knoll just below them she knew were a
few score of white headstones, among
them her mother's, and when there
was a moon she could see them plain
ly. It is during the lonely hours of our
lives that we see ourselves best, and
this quiet evening-no more quiet than
many others perhaps, but seemingly so
to Alice-she saw herself and her pos
sible future as it seemed to be. "Every
word of her lover's letter had boai an
emissary of both joy and sorrow-roy
that he was so devoted to her and sor
row because she felt that an Impassa
ble barrier separated them. "He will
forget me In a few months," she said
to herself, "and by the time he has
won his coveted law degree his schem
ing mother will have some eligible girl
all ready for him to fall in love with.
As for me. she will never have the
chance to frown at me, for even If
Blanch begs, I would never set foot In
her house." When her feelings had
carried her up to this point she arose
and, going into the parlor, began play
ng. Her piano was the best and about
the only companion she had and quick
ly responded to her moods. And now
what did it tell? She played, but every
hord was a minor one, full 'of the
athos of tears and sorrow. She sang.
but every song that came to her lips
carried the same refrain and told only
of hungry hearts and unanswered love.
And last, and worst of all, almost in
sensibly her fingers strayed to the
k.L rs th ae saiianwnen n.,tj
last 1,athetic lae was f eded.sie arose
antL going to her aunt and- kueeling,
lowed her hoad in ihat good-cld soul's
lap and hurst into tears. It did not last
long, hovver. and when the storm
was over she arose and said:
"There, auntie; I've been spoiling for
a good cry all day, and now I've had it
and feel better."
She thought of her brother, toward
whom her heart had always turned
when in trouble, and not in vain. Of
the jest that Frank had made regard
She bowed her head.
Ing the island girl Albert had fallen in
love with she thought but little- She
fell to thih-king Nyhat a void it would
inake i4i her life if his thoughts and
af'ection were centered elsewhere.
Then she began wondering why he had
failed to write as often as usual dur
ing the past six weeks. She had known
his plans for the yachting trip, and im
agined his letter announcing its failure
and his return to work an expression
of disappointment. Since then he had
written but once, telling her that he
was overwhelmned with business and
Inclosing a check, but failing to inclose
any but the briefest expression of love.
Life with Alice was at best a ion.
some one, and Sunday, with its simple
services in the village church, the sing
ing in the choir and pleasant nods from
all she met, was the only break in its
monotony. Now, diring summer va
cation time, It was worse than ever,
and she began counting the days until
school opened again. Once, with Aunt
Susan for corupany, she had visited the
old mill pond and, rowing the boat her
self, lyid gathered an ample supply of
lilies, only to come home so depressed
she did not speak once during the four
mile drive. She had written Frank an
account of the trip, but failed to me'
tion that slie had landed at a certain
point and sat on the bank 4nd shed z
few tears while Aunt Susan waited 'in
the boat and sorted the lilies. She had
inlosed a wee little lily bud in this
letter, but not a word by which ,he
could infer that her heart was very
hungry for-some one.
But all things and all series of days,
be they filled with joy or sorrow, come
to an end, and so did the lonely vaca
tion days of Alice. When the school
gathered once more and the daily ..np
of simple recitations began, she realized
as never before how blessed a thing it
is in this world that we uan have occu
[TO DE CONTINUED.]
An Artist's Mistake.
Danton, the celebrated caricaturist,
had a wonderful power of modeling
from memory. After one long look at
his subject he could go to his studio
and make a bust quite perfect In its
One day a young man came to him,
saying that his sister was ill and about
to die and that, although the family
wished her bust modeled, they dared
not excite her by mentioning It.
Would he undertake to reproduce her
features after seeing her once? Dan
ton agreed, and next day the brother
nformed his sister that he intended
& present her with some jewels and
that a young man would bring some
specimens for her approval.
Danton brought in fhe jewels and,
going home, modeled a bust of strik
ing resemblance. Next yeqr an old
gentleman, the father of t'he young
woman, came to order a bust of the
brother, w~ho also had died, This, too,
was a marvelous success.
The result of such planning, how-1
ever, was not always as satisfactory
to his patrons as in these cases. A
gentleman vwho could not persuade his
wife to sit asked Danton to enter a
certain onibus one day and fix in his
memory the features of the lady op
He did so, modeled a beautiful bust1
and sent it bomne. It proved, however,
to be not the mistress, but the maid,
who had also taken the trip In the1
strength of Insects and AnimaZe. 1
A seriles of experiments made to test
the aw force and pulling and lifting1
strength of various kinds of insects'
gives some curious points for study. It
has been found that a cockchafer can
draw fourteen times his own weight
and the common honeybee thirty
times. From this it may be argued
that, weight for weight, each of the
above named ;lnsects Is twenty-one1
and thirty times respectively stronger1
than the horse, whose strength, as a
rule, is taxed to its vtn2ost in drawing1
its own weight as a "dead load." A
scientist once experimented with a
small hard shelled beetle by putting
him under a common table tumbler.
The little creature, not more than one
third of an inch in length, was able to
move the glass in any direction. After
the experiment had been satisfactorilyj
made both the tumbler and the bugi
were weighed, whereupon It was found
that the little Hercules had lifted 960
times its own welght' Re did not car
ry the weight, of course, but caused It
to make some lively motions.
Fly Wheel Iunuragee. 1
Fly wheel insurance is almost pure1
mathematics. When a wheel is re
volved at a high enough speed the cen-1
trifugal force exceeds the centrpetall
and the wheel flies apart. Solid cast
iron explodes when the speed at the
rim is roughly three miles a minute. A
thick rim explodes just as easily as a1
thin one of the same material. Wood
exllodes at a greater speed, jointed
iron at a less. The underwriter allows
a rim speed of a mile a minute, on e-l
third the explosion rate, as a safe limit
for solid iron wheels. This permits a
two foot pulley wheel sixteen revolu
tions a second, while It keeps a sixteen
foot fly wheel down to two. A jointed
wheel is allowed still less. The under
riter has only to name the number of
revolutions ho authorizes and to pro
portion his premium to the size of the1
wheel. The larger the wheel, of course,1
the more destructive Its explosion.
St.ing and In
If you are h
store it in CL.
house. I stor
for 35 cents pe
month; 25 CE
month or fri
R. D. CLARI4
WANTED-500 Bushels Peas. Highe
1. 200 acres, 150 aores cleared; 11-2
niles from Workman, S, C.; good dwel
3. 160 acres under cultivation, 4 room
enent house, 2 miles from Silver.
5. 87 acres, 40 acres under cultiva
Ion, 3 miles from St. Pauls, S. C.
11. 1100 acres of swamp timber, 3
niles from Mayesville, S. C.-pine tim
12. 71 acres, near Monks Corner, S.
., covered with long and short leaf
7. 264 acres, 90 or 100 acres cleared,
00 could. be. 3 honses. 3 wells, 3 1-2
niles from Summerton, on new Man
iing road, $1,000 down: will take mort
rage on place for balance.
39. 20 acres, every foot ojeared, one 4
oom house, r- c balance on time,
10. 5.5 acres, 30 in enltivation, nearly
L11 can be; 3 room, nicely finished house,
tenant house; on new road to Davis
has appeared in a i
fuller in the knees:
About the f
you here in buying
le and insure
r bale for first
mnts for each
E the best o
st Prices Paid.
1. One lot, 75 by 200 feet, in town of
Sum merton, 9 room house, suitable for
4. One lot, 100 by 315 feet, an elegant
high, dry building lot.
6. 25 lots, 90 by 242, on street leading
to Manning. These lots are going, and
all very desirabLe.
7. 8 lots, 65 by 200 ;eet, on street
leading to Wright's Bluff.
A first-class hotel man for Summer
A novelty wood-working plant for
A first-class wheelwright, blacksmith
and general machinery repair-shop for
A farm of a 100 acres at once, for a
man, must be near Summerton.
IRI Ei R Venc
ON, S. C.
I Suit that will proclaim your
>me out in new clothes in time
ts--wider collars and lapels
tnd front and less so on the sid
abrics. TIhe richest and miost
worsteds, Scotch cheviots, etc.
ns come in plain colors, neat o
inly be greatly surprised to]
a handsome, well cut and well
I with Fall Newness.
ARE you HEADY?
A -e you ready to fit up your Ginnery? We have a nice stock
Valves, Fittings and Oils.
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The largest and most complete line of Double and Single
Guns ever offered the trade of Clarendon county.r1
call. and see our beautif ul and fine Stoves and
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remember us when you -need Building Sup
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Summerton, S. C.,
3 c-l Gets a fine Breech-loading Gun
UwdU Plain Steel Barrel, Double Bolt, OsPUs
Pistol Grip. Walnut Stock, Case Hardened Frame,
Choaked or Open Bore, 12 Gage. Remember,
for this Fine Gun. only at
Summ~rerton, S. C.
up-to-dateness-and do it now. Don't be one of
to wear the late styles before every other man
-more fullness than ever in the chest-Trousers
e-Vests cut slightly lower.
gentlemanly patterns that have yet appeared in
verplaids and modest broken stripes.
earn what $10, $12.50, $15, and $20 will do for
tailored Fall Suit.
I CLO THING CO.,
Sumter, S. C.