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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
-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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
"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
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
How Some of It Was Luckily Saved
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
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."
"Elizabeth, has that man any expec
-'What do they consist of?"
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.
Mlany Varieties Are 'Mnde For Special
"It is not enough to make true mir
rors," the dealer said. "If that were
all, ours would be indeced a simple busi
"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."
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 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
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
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.
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
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
Hence the Tears.
"It is strange how some people cry
"Yes, but you've probably noticed
that it's never the single people who
"Well, it is only the married ones who
realize the tragedy of it." - Houston
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.
"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
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
THE ANIMAL KINGDOM.
Wild dogs never bark and so always
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
"You think so," said Beust, with a
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.
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
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.
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.
"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
Taking Papa Down.
First Daughter-Oh, papa, dear,
two young men we've met down here
have asked us to marry them. Father
-They'd better see me first. Second
Daughter-Oh, they've seen you, papa,
and they love us notwithstanding.
The BESf of everythnr
.and the greatest quantities of every .
growing thing can readily be pro
Carolina Fertilizers, together with
careful cultivation. The materials of
whichtheyare made,ecausethemto en
rich the land,-and the plants to come
up rapidly and more prolinic. Use
on your fruits and fruit-trees
of all kinds, corn, wheat and
all trucks. For, at harvest
time, you will have the largest
(for these will "increase your ' ,
yield per acre") and finest
crops you ever raised mn all
yourfarm life. Don'tbuy the
mferior substitute that any
suadeyou to put on your land.
VIRINIA-CAR0O.INA CHEMICAL. CO., 9
Richmond, Va., Norfo&k, Va., Sorham,5S. C.,
Charleston, S. C., Ritimore, Nd., Itdaata, -.
Cures Biliousness, Sick Cleanses thesystem
Headache, Sour. So. thoroughly and clears
ach, Toroid Liver and sallow complexions of
Chronic CoriLpation. pimples and blotches.
Pleasant to talie ft It is guaranteed
The Arant Co. Drug Store.
Do You Wan1
CL0 TliS ?AT,
THEN COME OR SEND TO Ud.
We have the best equipped Tailor The '
inz Establishment in the State.
We handle A
High Art C 10thil siilaing heFoodandRe gula
tig thestomachsaios sofr er h
solely and we carry the best line of
Hats and Gent's Furnishings in the:
Ask your most prominent men who t m er
we are, and they will commend you ProrotesDigestionCheerful
to us. ness andRe ontains neither
opium,Morph nie nor~ineal. f
J. L DAVID& BRO, 3
Cor. King & Wentworth Sts.,
CHARLESTON, - S. C. -
GeoS. Hacker &Son A
- ion, Sour'Stomach,DiarrhOea
FacSinile Signature ofT ty Y
-- ~~XACT COPY OF WRAPPER. C ATI
Doors, Sash, Blinds,Y
poulding and Buildinn
CHARLESTON, S. C. S R. VENNNG
Sash Weights and Cords. Dealer I.
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, SpectalesE
Window and Fancy Glass a Specialty' Glasses and all Kinds of Fancy E
I make a specialtyoL WEDDING'and HOLIDAXPR
U nd rak ng.Silverware., Hand-Paiiited-,liia, 9LaSswar&
and numerous oter article suitable for Gifts of Ml.
CCME AND SEE-T-".HEM.
All Watch, Clock and Jewed&y Repairin done .'rompt an
~~~~~e r4 M! [l Nf~I ~ ~ .
A comlete stock of Caskets, Comfns and Fu
neral Supplies always on hand. Mv hearse will -edures - rmsan is -
be sent to any part of the county, and calls will...-.- - --. -- --- - - - - - - -- -
be responded to by Mr. A. J. White, funeral
director and undertaker, night or day. us r
- the public generally to come to Sumter
lI ] l])]&and look in on our tremendous stock *
The Ban ofof Hardware of all kinds, tools of every
MANNIG, S.C. iin the Machinery- supply line?, we can
Capital Stock, - S40,0 furis jswhaet best Bea'ngsint.
Surplus, - - 40,000 fureihanl u th t u tin s inth
Stocholdrs' iii-Our Paint and O1 Departments are
Dility, - - 4,000 Ifull. Try our famous Japalac. -
Total Protection I Farmers, you can save money by
to Deositos4 $20,00 z Ibuying your Wire Fencing from us. r
to Dposiors,$120000We are headquarters' for all kinds
Aof Sporting Goods,. and we- can beat
thmall in Harness and. Saddles.
] || Ladesbuy your new Stove or
_____>_Range from us.. Let us show them to
~ -~ E-I Our long experience gives us an
- I advautage, and. we can safely .say that
~ // 41 we can please the trade- -
CONVENIENCE, acirySple.Belting, Etc.
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