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AN OCEAN IN THE AIR.
The Queer Superstition That Once Prevailed In En1gland. 'The curious superstitionl that there is an ocean a'o- e the clouds is illus trated by the follow. ing strange story by an old English writer: -One Sunday the people of a certain village were ce:uing out of church on a thick, <Cudv day wvhen they saw the anchor of a ship hooked to one of the tomb stones, the cable. which was tightly stretched. hanging down from the air. The people were astonished, and while they were consulting about it suddenly they saw the rope move as though sonie one labored to pull up the an chor. The anchor, however, still held fast by the stone, and a great noise was heard in the air like the shouting of sailors. Presently a sailor was seen sliding down the cable for the purpose of unfixing the anchor. When he had just loosened it the villagers seized hold of him, and while in their hands he quickly died. just as though he had been drowned. -About an hour later the sailors above. hearing no more of their com rade. cut the cable and sailed away. In raenory of this extraordinary event the people of the village made the hinges of the church doors out of the iron of the anchor." It is further stat ed that these hinges "are still to be seen there," a bit of evidence iuch like Munchausen's rope wherewith he once climbed to the moon. If you doubted the story you were confronted with the rope. There is another queer tale about this aerial ocean. "A merchant of Bris tol." it is said. "-set Sail with-his cargo for Ireland. Some time after. while his family were at supper, a knife sudden ly fell in through a window on the ta ble. When the merchant returned and saw the knife he declared It to be his own and said that on such a day, at such an hour. whire sailing in an un known part of the sea, he dropped the knife overboard. and the day and the hour were found to be exactly the time when it fell through the window." All of which was once implicitly believed by many and regarded as incontrovert ible proof of the existence of a sea above the sky. One is at a loss to con jecture how that "unknown part of the sea" connected with the rest of it. A physical geography showing this would be no small curiosity. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. The doctor can't always cure you; sometimes it's your mean disposition. The trouble about a good time is that people seldom agree on what it is. If a shiftless man in a country town doesn't keep greyhounds he usually plays a fiddle. So many men fool away so much valuable time doing things in which there is neither point nor profit It is not recorded that any financial getiius ever got his start by purchas ing diamonds on the installment plan. When a man is telling of a quarrel he has had and says, "I said to the other fellow," be nearly always makes what he says a good deal worse than it was. After a girl has married and left home she sits up and takes notice er ery time her parents buy an expensive dress for the daughter still at home. Atchison Globe. The Department Store. The organization of a great depart ment store is almost military in its discipline and is one of the best exam pIes of what organization can accom piish. The proprietor is commander in chief, and under him are a number of assistants who are what might be con sidered district supervisors. Below them are the heads of departments, who are responsible to their district. chief or to some other head. The floor walker, the man who is so much in evidence because he spends his time in the aisles, is, in fact, a superintend eut or foreman in charge of a depart ment or series of departments. Each counter is under the general super vision of what is known as a head salesman, but this head salesman is subjret to the direction of the floor walker.-"Starting In Life." by N. C. Fowler, Jr. Peasant and King. Henry IV., the idol of the French people, was also a king of phrase mak-, ers. During one of his tours through France he arrived at a small village and ordered that the most intelligent villager be sent to converse with him while he dined. When the rustic ap peared the king ordered him to take a seat opposite to him at the -table. "What is your name'?' asked the mon arch. "Sire, I am called Gaillard," re pled the peasant "What is the dif ference," said the king. "between gail lard" (i. e., a jolly fellow) "and pail lard" (i. e., a rake)? "Sire," was the reply, "there is but a table between the two." Life Marks Are Indelible. We are not writing in the sand. The tide does not wash it out. We are not painting our pictures on the canvas and with a brush so that we can erase the error of yesterday or overlap it with another color today. We are writ ing our lives with a chisel on the mar ble, and every time we strike a blow we leave a mark that is indelible. Lyman Abbott, D. ID. Good Reason. "Why did Mrs. Fickler sue her hus band for divorce?" "I suppose he was the only man she could sue if she really wished to get one."--Milwaukee Journal. No Danger. Stella-Does she complain of being misunderstood? Bella-No; her'money talks.-New York Press. Rising From the Grave. A prominent ,manufacturer, Wmn. A' Fertwell, of Lucama, N. C., relates a mnost remarkable experience. He says: After taking less than three bottles of~ Electric Bitter;. I 'feel like one rising from the grave. My trouble is Bright's disease. in the Diabetes state. I fully believe Electric Bitters will cure me permanently, for it has already stop ped the liver and blad der complications which have troubled me for years." Guaranteed at The Arant Co. Drug Store. Price only 50Oc. Byron and His Title. Professor Masson in the first pub lished records of the ancient gram mar school of Aberdeen recounts this school legend about the poet Byron: "It was said that on his coming to school the first morning after his accession to the peerage was known and on the calling out of his name in the catalogue no longer as 'Georgi Gordon Byron.' but as 'Georgi Baro de Byron.' he did not reply with the usual and expected 'ad. sum.' but, feeling the gaze of all his schoolfellows. burst into tears and ran out." ANCIENT LITERATURE. How Some of It Was Luckily Saved From Destruction. Considering that the whole of ancient literature was confined to manuscript, it is wonderful that so much of it has come down to us. The preservation of some old writings has been almost miraculous. To a single copy preserv ed in a monastery of Westphalia, for instance, do we owe all that -e have of Tacitus. This is the more remarka ble since the emperor of that name had copies of the works of his distin guished ancestor placed in all the im perial libraries and caused ten copies of them to be transcribed yearly. Still, only the one copy has been found In modern times. A page of the second decade of Livy. we are told, was discovered by a man of letters on a battledoor while he was amusing himself in the country. Ie rushed up to town, but he was too late, for the battledoor maker "had used up all his parchment the week before." Two manuscripts of Cicero on "Glory" were presented to Petrarch, who lent them to an old preceptor. This latter gentleman. being pressed by want, pawned them and died without reveal ing the name of the pawnbroker. Two centuries afterward they were men tioned in a catalogue of books be queathed to a convent, but could not be found. It is supposed that Petrus Aleyonius, the physician to the insti tution, appropriated them and, having transposed some of the thoughts to his own writings, destroyed the origi nals. The original Magna Charta of Eng land has certain mutilations, presuma bly from a pair of shears. It is said that Sir Richard Cotton, calling one day at his tailor's, discovered that that man was holding in his hand ready to cut up for a pattern a copy of the great Magna Charta, with all its ap pendages and seals. THE STICKLEBACK. After Winning a Fight His Colors Take on Brighter Hues. Most courtly and gallant of fish Is the three spined stickleback, the -be loved "tiddler" of British youth. These little fish derive their name from the sharp spines with which they are armed and which they can raise or de press at will. The female stickleback Is the model wife of a model husband. She does not leave her eggs to chance. but es tablishes a nest or nursery for their reception, over which her Irritated lit tle husband keeps a jealous guard. Woe betide the rival "tiddler" who rashly approaches too closely the domi cile of his neighbor during the breed ing season. With all his spines fixed for action the warlike parent steams out to offer him battle. The contest that ensues is desperate, the combatants darting at each other with lightning rapidity, biting and striking at each other with their spines, a well directed cut from which weap on of offense will often rip up the body of the adversary, sending him to the bottom. But most remarkable of all Is the decoration which nature bestows upon the victor. The brilliant green of his mail becomes tinged with gold, while his red throat blushes to a deeper hue than ever. On the other hand, his vanquished assailant, should he be fortunate enough to escape with his life from the battle, loses his brilliant and martial uniform of red, green and gold and re tires to some obscure corner of his na tive pond, attired In a humble civilian uniform of sober and sorrowful gray. Dundee.Advertiser. Parisians' Bread. There is no city in the world wvhere so much bread is consumed as in Par Is. It is estimated that every Inhabit ant eats one 'ound a day on the aver age. Even in east centuries the French -especially Parisians-had a horror of stale bread. And, as in those days people manufactured their own bread, they had a curious way of making it palatable. Strange as it may seem, the bread they prepared-huge round or square slabs-was used as a dish on which the meat was carved and bore the name of "tranchoirs," or "tailloirs." The juice of the meat having pene trated into the bread imparted a pleas ant taste and prevented It from becom ing dry.____ ___ High Priced Copy. During the siege of Kimberley the editor of the only daily paper there was often hard put to find enough news. One day in :r clubroom he found Cecil Rhodes reading a fairly new pa per from Cape Town. He borrowed it and rushed to his own office, where It soon reappeared as a special edition, selling like hot cakes. That same even ing he met Rhodes, who inquired, "Where's my Cape Town paper?" "Oh, I cut It up for the printers," was the reply. "Please don't do that again," said Rhodes mildly. "That paper came through my natIve runners and cost me $1,000." The Long Lived Orchid Flower. Even when orchid flowers are fully developed they may remain uncut up on the plants for two or three weeks without apparent deterioration. This gives them a manifest advantage over most flowers that have to be cut im mediately upon or even in advance of reaching full maturity.-Country Life in America. Never! Mrs. Styles-My husband has the ut most confidence in me. Mrs. Myles Did you ever ask him to let you cut his hair?-Tonkers Statesman. He who restrains not his tongue shall live In trouble.-Brahman Maxim. CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signaturo of C~7 ~ 4& Result of Laziness. "When Mark Twain was a boy at school in Ifainnibal," said a veteran Missourian, "the schoolmaster once set the class to writing a composition on 'The Result of Laziness.' "Young Clemens at the end of half an hour handed In as his composition a blank slate." Her Valuation. "Elizabeth, has that man any expec tations?" "Fine, mamma." -'What do they consist of?" "Me." That which is seen at a distance Is YOUR OWN FACE. Would You Recognize It if Von Saw It on Another? "How curious it is," said the philos oplier, "that the person for whom YOU care most on earth, the one you see oftenest and who receives your most constant attention, is the one whose countenance is least familiar to you." "Who is that?" asked the visit 3r. "Yourself," said the philosopher. "It is a fact that if people could be dupli cated and could meet themselves in the 'street very few would recognize them selves. We look at ourselves many times during the 305 days of the year. We say our eyes are blue or brown or 'whatever other color they may be, our hair black, our chin peaked, our fore head high. We know every lineament of our face from constant study and atteution, yet when we turn away from the mirror we cannot conjure up a picture of ourselves. "We know just how our friends and even acquaintances look. In fancy we can see them sitting so or standing so, and their varying expressions under different circumstances are clear to us even though we may not have seen them for years, but when it comes to ourselves we cannot fill in even the outlines of the picture. We may laugh, we may cry. we may frown, but we do not know how we look while we are doing it. Photographs do not help us. We have never seen ourselves in the flesh. Mirrors and pictures are poor aids when we sit down and try to see ourselves with the mind's eye. "That is why people are so deeply interested in anybody who is said to resemble them. Just say to a sman, 'I know somebody who is the dead im age of you,' and he will never rest till he sees that person. Then if the like ness is really true he will own that up to that time he had had no concep tion of how he really looked." The visitor smiled wanly. "I wish you wouldu't talk like that," she said. "It makes me feel positively uncanny."-New York Press. LAWS IN CHINA. They Take No Account of the Inten-. tions of the Accused. The incompatibility of laws based on diverse civilizations is nowhere more marked than in China, says Ho sea B. Morse in the Atlantic. There no bankruptcy law is possible. If a debtor's own estate will' not suffice to pay his debts the deficiency must be made good by his father, brothers or uncles; if a debtor absconds his im mediate family are promptly imprison ed; if the debtor' returns he is put in prison and kept there indefinitely, so long as he can find money for his daily food until released by payment in full or by death. This is the law. When in 1S95 Admiral Ting found himself forced to surrender Weihaiwei and his fleet. he committed suicide. By this courageous step. technically dying before surrender, he saved his immediate family-father, mother, sons and daughters-from decapitation and their property from confiscation, the penalty when a commander surrenders an imperial fortress. This is the law. When in the old days an English gunner caused the death of a Chinese by firing a salute from a cannon from which by oversight the ball had not been removed, he was seized, tried and executed. And in 1839, when in the course of a disturbance with Eng lish and American sailors at -Canton a Chinese was killed, the authorities de manded that if the guIlty person could not be detected and executed the whole party should be handed over for execution. This is the law. Intention is never thken into ac count. A dollar for a dollar, an eye for an eye, a life for a life, and all for the emperor and his representa tIves-this is the law of China. Foley's Honey and Tar cures the most obstinate coughs and excels the cold fronm the system as it is mildly iax ative. It is guaranteed. The genuine is in the yellow pack-age. The Arant Co. Drug Store. FALSE MIRRORS. Mlany Varieties Are 'Mnde For Special Eluxiness Purposes. "It is not enough to make true mir rors," the dealer said. "If that were all, ours would be indeced a simple busi uess. "Dressmakers and milliners require mirrors of all sorts. They need, for ex ample, a mirror that makes one look taller and thinner. When they dress a fat, short patron in one of their new hats or suits they lead her to this mir ror, and she is so surprised and pleased with the change for the better in her looks that straght off she buys. "For miasseurs I make a mirror that, like a retouched photograph, hides blemishes, wrinkles, scars. The mas seur takes the wrinkled face of some rich old woman, ste ;us it, thumps it, pinches it and smacks it for an hour and then holds up to it the mirror that gives a blurred, blemish hiding reflec tion. The woman thinks her wrinkles are gone and Is happy till she gets home to her osvn true mirror. -"Altogether I make some twenty va rieties of false mirrors. Salesmen and saleswomen in millinery and dressmak ing establishments can double and quadruple their business if they are quick and deft in their selection of the mirror that flatters each patron best." -Philadelphia Bulletin. A tissue builder, reconstructor, builds up waste force. makes strong nerves and muscle. You will realize after taking Hollister's Rocky M~ountain Tea what a wonderful benefit it will be to you. 3.5c., Tea or Tablets. Dr. W. E. Brown & Co. The Nicknamne. The public man in America who has never been tagged with a nickname may be just as efficient and worthy of praise as his brethren who are known as "Bill" and "Joe," but he has not achieved an equal measure of popular ity. Nicknames are oftener inspired by affection than by aversion. "The men of the people," so called, are invari ably nicknamed. Venerable citizens still refer to "Abe" Lincoln, dwelling with reminiscent affection upon the ab breviaton. Nicknames both good and bad are as old as history. In this coun try the people have a way of abbrevi ating the names of the men they really like and assigning their full titles to the men who prefer dignity to popular ity.-Pittsburg Gazette. A Fateful Day For Catholies. One of the most wonderful contrasts in history was made manifest on the day of Newman's entrance into the Roan Catholic church. On Oct. 8, 1845, Newman made his conversion to the Passionist Father Dominic at Lit tiemore. On the same day, Oct. 8. 1845, Ernest Renan left the seminary of St. Sulpice and went out of the church into the world.-London Stand rd. Which Was Shot? There was a Jere Clemens who was a United States senator and in his day enjoyed the usual senatorial fame-a fame which perishes whether it spring from four years' service or forty. Aft er Jere Clemens' fame as a senator passed away he was still remembered for many years on account of another service which he performed. He shot old John Brown's Governor Wise in the hind leg in a duel. However, I am not very clear about this. It may be that Governor Wise shot him in the hind leg. However, I don't think it is Important. I think that the only thing that is really important is that one of 2Dem got shot in the hind leg. It would have been better and nobler and more historical and satisfactory if both of them had got shot in the hind leg. But It is of no use for me to try to rec.) lect history. I never had a histori<c:. mind. Let it go. Whichever way ' happened, I am glad of it, and that .s as much enthusiasm as I can get up for a person bearing my name. But I am forgetting the first Clemens, the one that stands farthest back toward the really original first Clemens, which was Adam.-From Mark Twain's Auto biography in North American Review. The Great Composers. At what age did the great composers write their masterpieces? This ques tion is answered in the London Musical Times. The following table gives the composer's name. his recognized mas terpiece, the age at which it was com posed and the composer's age at death: Bach.......... .ass in I-I moll..... 48...65 Handel........ Messiah ..........56.. .74 Haydn........ Creation ............ 65...77 Mozart........ Don Giovanni ...... 31.. .35 Beethoven.... C-moll Symphony..23-3.. .56 Weber......... Frieschutz .........30-33...39 Schubert...... C-dur Symphony... 31...31 Mendelssoln. Ellas .............. 37.. .38 Schumann.... Piano concert ......31-35.. .46 Wagner....... eistersinger ......49-44...69 Brahms....... D Requiem .........32-35...63 This goes to show that composers be tween thirty and forty created the greatest masterpieces. Yet the compos ers above forty should not despair, see ing that Bach composed his mass In H moll at the age of forty-eight, Wag ner his "Meistersinger" when fifty, Handel his "Messiah" when fifty-six and Haydn his "Creation" when sixty five years of Oge. A Turkish Joke. A certain sultan of Turkey was very fond of gossip and sent for the bank er, Abraham Beg, to learn the small talk of Pera and Stamboul. As Abra ham was being conductes1 to the sul tan's residence by the master of the horse that functionary begged him, should the sultan question him on the subject, to say that the funds were at 30, his majesty having been so In formed by his ministers. Poor Abraham consented. He had not been long with Abdul Azlz when he was questioned as to the funds and replied as he had promised. To the horror of the banker, the sul tan expressed himself delighted and handed Abraham a large bundle of bonds to sell for him. Abraham sold at 12 and paid Abdul Aziz 30. The sultan had originated that little "joke." Courts of Love. "Courts of love" were established In the middle ::ges, when echivalry was at its height and love the serious- occupa tion of life among the higher class of society. The first "court of love" was established in the south of France in the twelfth century and was composed of knights, poets and ladies, and their decisions on subtle questions connected with affairs of the heart were. given with great formality. Spoiled Pleasure. Mrs. Meyer--What's the trouble, Mrs. Schulz? You are in bad humor this morning. Mrs. Schulz--You see, my husband stayed at the club every night last week until after midnight Last night I sat up, determined to give him a curtain lecture when he got In late, and what do you think? The fool came home at 9 o'clock!-Fliegende Blatter. In the Eighteenth Century. Wom'en needed to be admonished re garding certain details of good man ners in the eighteenth century quite as much as today. At the Handel festival at Westminster abbey in 1790 a notice was posted reading, "No ladies will be admitted with hats, and they are par ticularly requested to come without feathers and very small hoops, if any." Hence the Tears. "It is strange how some people cry at weddings." "Yes, but you've probably noticed that it's never the single people who cv." "Well?" "Well, it is only the married ones who realize the tragedy of it." - Houston P'ost. A Cynic.. In the "Cynic's Word Book" Am brose Bierce, .himself a cynic, gives the following definition of a cynic: "A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be; hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision." Safe to Love Them Then. "I like dear little babies before they have Idarned to talk, don't you, Mr. Smythe?" "Indeed I do! Before they have learned to talk there is no danger of their parents telling you the remark able things .they have said." - Stray Stories. If some people did more hard work perhaps they would have less hard luck.-Illinois State Journal. Bears the il Th Kiiod You ilave Always Bought Signate of' THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. Wild dogs never bark and so always bite. A gray horse lives the longest, a black one the shortest. A coon's fur is so thick that it can rob bees without being stung. A blue eyed cat is always deaf, but all degf cats are not blue eyed. An Asiatic sqluirrel climbs a tree like a telegraph pole climber. It has large horny scales on its tail for the purpose. The flying fox or tropical bat wifl pass the night drinking from the ves sels in which cocoa is distilled and go home intoxicated In the early morning or sleep it off at the foot of the trees. The big snowshoe rabbit or northern are is something of a dresser. It wears a white coat in winter and a gray one in summer, the better to con ceal itself from its enemies by looking as the grond looks in the two seasons. STOPPED THE OVATION. Richard Wagner's Peculiar Experi enee In Vienna. When Wagner was at the height of his popularity he visited Vienna. Bar on von Beust, then chancellor of the empire, was informed that the Prus sian party intended to give him an Im mense serenade-a serenade which would have the air of German protest against the tendency of the ministry to make the union of Hungary and Aus tria more intimate. The demonstration promised to arouse strong feeling. "Your excellency is warned," said the chancellor's advisers. "It Is impos sible to stop this manifestation unless Wagner goes away, and Je loves ova tions too well. Nothing will induce him to depart." "You think so," said Beust, with a smile. An hour later Wagner was invited to dine with the chancellor. He was flat tored by the invitation and accepted it. After iinner, at which Beust was de lightfully affable and entertaining, the chancellor remarked: "Herr Wagner, are you interested in autographs? I have some very curious ones to show you." And he opened a portf3lio where were letters of Palmerston, Bismarek, Napoleon III., Heine and others. Suddenly turning to a paper, dated 1848, he said: "Ah, look at this. It is very curious. What would your friend his highness the king of Bavaria say if this paper, which would be significant in connection with the political sere nade which the Germans are going to give you, should be published tomor row in the Vienna papers?" The composer examined the paper and recognized, with surprise, an old proclamation of one Richard Wagner, who, an ardent revolutionist in 1848, had proposed to the youth of that time to set fire to the palace of the king of Saxony. Ie saw his autograph and that it might be the means of getting him into serious trouble. "Very curious, is it not, Herr Wag ner?" said the minister. "Very curious, your excellency," re plied his guest. The next morning Richard Wagner left Vienna, recalled to Baireuth by urgent business.-Strand Magazine. MAKING WAMPUM. A Process That Requires Both Pa tience and Skill. With certain tribes wampum is still highly prized and necklaces are worn by men, women and children when they are the fortunate possessors of them. To make wampum various kinds of shells are used, white and those having a lavender hue being most liked. The thin shells are broken into little pieces and by aid of nippers are made as nearly round as possible.. When each piece is drilled in the center, the old time fire kindling style of drill be ing used, the shells are then strung and rolled with the hand on a flat stone, which grinds them until they are smooth and even. Comparatively few Indians among those who prize wampum beads most highly have the skill or patience to make them, even though they had the materials. The fact is there are but few wampum bead makers in the coun try, and it often happens that long pil grimages must he made to secure the requisites for really fine beads, and, as with the white man's trihkets, that which is "far fetched and dear bought" is most sought after for ornamentation. Around some of the ancient ruins in the southwest the little disks of wam pumn are often found in the sand, and it is probable that they were deposited in the graves in very early times and washed out or exposed by the wind's action. These ruins are in the best state of preservation of any in the country. Absolutely nothing is known of their builders, and the origin of these ruins was as much a mystery when Coronado first saw them in 1540, when he made histlamous invasion, as it Is to the people of the present day. Indian's Friend. C-y!xen aond Muishrooms. A singular way of removing oxygen from the air by the aid of a plant is as follows: inside a glass bell jar, sus pended over water, is placed a mush room, and sunlight is allowed to fall upon thec plant. The mushroom ab sorbs the oxygen from the air in the jar, and the carbonic acid formed dur lng the process is absorbed by the wa ter, which gradually rises in the far to oue-fifth of its height The mush room now dries up, but its animation is only suspended, as may be proved by introducing beside it a green plant, when it will recommence to vegetate, being nourished by the oxygen exhaled from the fresh plant. .Hope. "Mr. Merchant," said the new clerk, preparing to ask for more money, "I think I understand the business pretty well now, and" "Yes?" interrupted his employer. "Well, keep at it four or five years. Perhaps you'll understand it then as well as you think you do now."-Phil adelphia Press. Taking Papa Down. 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Safety and Reliability are a few of the ____________________________________ many good points abot We have had a long experience in suc- ~ cessfully handling the large or smal Bank Accounts of Business Men, Chec - 'N 4Q U llA ~f~L W. C. DAVIS. J. A. WEINBERo.ihe DAViS & WEINBERG,N ATTORNEYS AT LAW , R T1H AND SOUTH Prompt attention given to collections Florida- Cuba. JOHS. sWILSON. S. otiveat oDsaYAS A passenger service unexcelled for luxury VILSON & O'BRYAN' and comfort,equippedwith thelatest Pullman Attorneys and Counselors at Law, MANNING, s. C. Dining, Sleeping and Thoroughfare Cars. J H. LSESNEFor rates, schedule, maps-or any informa.s ATTORNEY AT LAW, j tion, write to MANNNG, . .WM. J. CRAIG, MANNING,______S.___C. __General Passenger Agent, OSEPH F. RHAME, IWilmington, N. C. ATTORNEY AT LAw, - -MANNING, S. C. M1 cSWAIN WOODSiKi L lumbing]OUC HK e AToRNE ATLawANDCURE THE L.UNOSI Manning. S. C. Have our tinning done by an expe- - 9 rien cd workan. WITH Office .Over Levi's Store. | c t an tread all sizes of pipe and D _____________ --_-- am a lwasred to do the right thing CHARLTON DURANT, by thsewnolbring me their work.e O I make a specialty of doing all -kinds ATTORNEYAT LAW, of soldering, such as coffee pots, ket- I (ONSUMPTION Price ATTOREY ATL~w, ties. stew pans, sauce pans, dish pans. FO OUGHS and 80c & $1.00 NANING S.C. iik pan or athng that needs re- OL.DS Free Trial. _____________pawmig. I willdoitinaworkmanlik R. J.-A COE wav~. i ear padbySurest and Quickest Cure for all-. DR.J. . CLE ~ovS.- reair pu upandbuyTHELOAT and LUNG TROUB- ~ your old stores. I have had the best LES, or EONEY BAC. DENTIST, experience with hardware igen and. Bank of Maunine will give you satisfaction. h rn o rgSoe Upstairs over Bako --nig If your lamp is out .of order let me ThAanCoDrgSre MANNING, S. C. se it before you throw it away. -- Phone No 77. JOHN P. BELL. Kodol Dyspepsia Gure2 R. J. FRANK GEIGER. '-bpn-,fttb'ri,~-beDigests what you eat. DENTIST, 1CUl8.4epl od MANING S C. ~ ~ ~YC'REKennedy's Laxafive Honey andT Phone No. 6. Makes Kidneys and Bladde* 3ight I the system by gently moving the bowels