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Cotton where it Is safe. The only way
the farmer can tig'ht speculation is to
Lold Cotton. and we are now ready to
give the :ery best facilities.
built under the directions of the South
eastern Tariff Association which in
sures the lowest rate of insurance.
Bring your Cotton to A'anning and
we will insure and keep it safe for vou
at thirty cents for the fnrst month and
twenty cents per bale for the subse
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- . DENTIST,
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o ATTORNEY AT LAW,
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County Auditor Clarendon Couunt.y.
Manning, S. C.. Dee. 19 1907.
The Auditor's o'ice will be open
from the 1st, day of January 1908. to
the 20th d-av of FebruarylliV 1,. to ie
ceive returus of persual propert.y in
Clarendon County for the year 1908.
Taxpayers returu what they own on
the first. day of January 1908.
All returns must be sworn to and no
return will be cosidered either by the
Counry Auditor or boards of assessors
unless sworn to. A penalty of !ifty p r
cent, will be added after the 20th day
The Auditor will be at the following
places in person. o- by proxy, to receive
Paxville, Monday. Feb. 3rd.
Pinewood. Tuesday, Feb. 4th.
PanN, Wednesday. Feb. 5th.
Sunmmerton, Thursday, Feb. th.
St. Paul. Friday, Feb. 7th.
Davis X Roads, Saturday. Feb. 8th.
Alcolu, Monday, Feb. 10th.
Youmas, Tuesday, Feb. 11th.
New Zion, Wednesday, Feb. 12th.
Turbeville, Thursday, Feb. 13th.
MeFaddins, Friday. Feb 14th.
Workman, Saturday, Feb. 15th.
Jordan, Monday, Feu. 17th.
Dutlies old store, Thusdav. Feb. 1th.
Foreston. Wedniesday, Feb. 19th.
Wilson, Thursda. Fe b. 20th.
I will impress upon every taxpayer
the importance of making your taxre
turns. You ought to know what you
own better than the Township Boards.
who will make your return for you. if
you don't make it yourself, so make
your return and save yourself and other
A. P. BURGESS.
Bank of Sumdeton,
Summerton, S. C.
CAPITAL STOCK - *25.000 00
SURPLUS ------ 8,000 00
LIABIL1TIES - - - 25,000 00
We pay interest at the rate of
.4 Per Cent.
per annum, compounding same
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Russian Betrothal Feast.
A Russian wooing culminates in the
betrothal feast, at which the bride
elect casts off a long tress of hair and
gives it to her betrothed, who in turn
presents the bride elect with bread
and salt, an almond cake and a silver
ring set with a turquoise.
Eph--What we:e de mattah wif Sal
an' dat druggis:? Rufus-Why, she
wanted some complexion powder, an'
he gib her powdered charcoal.--llus
Suppers kill more than the greatest
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. Wigs and Fans.
"There is one thing I want to warn
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man who was buying his first wig,
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ever you see an electric fan in motion
give it a wide berth. If you don't It Is
apt to embarras;s you. Electric fans
and wigs are deadly enemies. Noth
ing outside of an Indian and a toma
hawk will lift a wig from the wear
ers head quicker than an electric fan
in muotion."--New York Sun.
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Fishes That Are Lost.
It is pretty well established that th4
common inuckerel, for example, lays
some 50,000 eggs and that out of the
number not more than two come to the
reproduction stage. Presumably the
loss is equally great in the eggs of oth
er fishes. The greater part of thIs loss
Decurs. of course, while the young are
too small to look out for themselves.
By hatching the eggs artificially arid
maintaining the young until they can
shift for themselves it is claimed that
in place of one In 25,000 one in a dozen
may live to maturity.
How to beat an undertaker: Cough
Lnd coughing end in Coffin. Cure the
ough, stop the coughin, and let under
aker keep bis Coffin. Rydale's Cough
lixir is the best and surest way of ac
omnlishing this result. Best because
t contains the best remedies known to
Lid nature to cure a cough. Surest,be
ause it positively does not contain opi
Ltes or harmful drugs of any kind.
xuaranteed under the Pure ' . and
)rua Law. Dr. W. E. Brov Co,
Host-Why did you write 211 our
;uests that this is to be a very in
ormal affair? Hostess-So 'd be
;ure to be the best dressed worun
The Six Seasons Girl-You ask me to
narry you. Can't you see my answer
n my face? The Hon. Bertie (absent
y)-Tes. It's very plain.-London
Employment, sir, and hardships pre
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IIT, Malnnring- S.C
Removing .its Poison Fangs Does Not
Render It Harmless.
A common misconception which Is
apt to lead to serious accidents is the
belief that a rattler is rendered per
fectly harmless, so that it can be han
died with impunity, by the removal of
Its poison fangs. These fangs, two in
number, are situated on the upper jaw
and lie flat except when the serpent
strikes, when they become erect and
the closing of the jaws compresses the
poison glands and injects the venom
through minute openings in them. In
striking its prey (for whatever charm
the serpent may employ to get its vic
tim within easy reach it relies upon
the venom to give the coup de grace)
these fangs may often be broken, and
nature has provided a full supply of re
serve weapons which lie dormant in
the gums and which within two weeks
will develop and replace the injured
An acquaintance who returned from
a hunting trip with twenty-five full
grown rattlers in a box kept them in
his office for two months confined be
hind a coarse meshed wire screen.
He handled them most carelessly, as
he had extracted the poison fangs, but
when shown that each of them had de
veloped a perfect pair of new ones
there was a sudden rise In the local
snake mortality. One was preserved
and sent to the Bronx zoo. where it
a short time afterward producel a
large litter of young ones, which could
have easily crawled through the screen
behind which the mother had been
kept. As each of them possesscd the
pdison apparatus in full commission
and was without the power to rattle,
they would have been even more dan
gerous than adult snakes.
Professional snake handlers are of
ten Ignorant of this power to quickly
replace fangs possessed by rattlers,
and this ignorance led to a serious ac
cident to one of them. He was badly
bitten and narrowly, escaped death, his
recovery being attributed to the gener
ous amount of whisky which was Im
mediately administered to him, which
illustrates another mistaken Idea. It is
a pity to shatter a pleasant illusion,
but alcohol, except in very small doses,
Is harmful rather than beneficial as an
antidote to snake bite poison.
As a matter of fact, although the
symptoms of rattlesnake poisoning are
most painful and alarming, an adult
rarely dies from the bite of the variety
common In the north. The diamond
backs of the south attain a much lar
ger size and consequently inject more
venom, and their bite is proportionate
ly more dangerous.-Francls Metcalfe
in Outing Magazine.
He Won the Breeches.
There is a proverbial phrase signify
ing that the wife is master In the
household, by which It is intimated
that "she wears the breeches." IThe
phrase Is both odd and common ind Is
only half understood by modem ex
planations, but In mediaeval story we
learn how "she" first put In her claim
to wear this particular article of dress.
A French writer of the thirteenth
century (Hugues Plaucelles) relates
some of the adventures of a couple
whose household was not entirely har
monious. Sire Haines was the hus
band; Dame Anleuse, the wife. After
a quarrel one evening Sire Hains said,
"Early In the morning I will take off
my breeches and lay them down In the
middle of the court, and the one who
can win them will be acknowledged
the master or mistress of the house."
Dame Aniense accepted the chal
lenge. The battle was fought the next
morning. It was a long battle, and It
was bloody. At the end Sire Hains
bore off the breeches, but the good
dame had convinced the world that she
was entitled to wear them In her own
Are you having trouble with yonr
kidneys? There are lots of people today
who wonder why they have pains across
the back, why they are tired and lack
ing in energy and ambition. Your kid
ays are wrong. They need relief with
>ut delay. Take DeWitt's Kidney &
Bladder Pills; they are for weak back,
infammation of the bladder, backache
and weak kidneys. Sold by W. E.
Brown & Co.
The Accommodating Spanish Cow.
It was the first cow we had seen in
Spain. and she had every right to be
the haughty creature that she was. A
girl led her about the plaza at dusk,
milking a thimbleful of the rare bev
erage at the houses of the customers,
and It is hard to say which of d1e
three concerned was the most proud
the one sold, the one who bought or
the one who gave the milk- She of the
bovine race was decorated with an old
chenille fringed curtain and, as though
that was not enough to boast of, pulled
along the streets a very unruly but
bouncing daughter. The calf was tied
to the tail of the cow by a rope and
had already learned the ineffable joy
of hanging limp and being dragged by
her fond parent. Fortunately the rope
was not too long for disciplinary pur
poses. and when exasperated beyond
all polite admonition the cloven hoof
of the mother set daughter upon her
feet once more.--Louise Closser Hale
Smallest Deer In the World.
The "mousedeer" Is the chevrotain,
one of the smallest of hoofed animals.
It stands less than twelve Inches in
height at the shoulder. The prevailing
color of the fur Is brown, finely spec
kled with yellow. The spots are large
and sometimes run Into each other and
form stripes. The underparts of the
body are white. It possesses the pecul
iar habit of walking on the tips of its
hoofs. This lends a stiffness to the
legs, which has gained for the chevro
tain the reputation of having no knee
joints. It has no horns or antlers.
But, as In the case of the musk deer,
the male is provided with large canine
teeth or tusks in the upper jaw. It Is
of exceedingly timid disposition and
lies hidden In the jungle throughout
the day and only ventures to feed in
the early morning and after dusk in
the evening. In captivity this tiny na
tive of India Is gentle, quite tame, but
always shy.-Chicago Tribune.
A tickling Cough from any cause, is
quickly stopped by Dr. Shoop's Cough
Cur e. And it is so thoroughly harmless
and safe, that Dr. Shoop tells mothers
every where to give it without hesitation
even to very young babes. The whole
some green leaves and tender stems of
a nug healing mountainous shrub, fur
nish the curative properties to Dr.
Shoop's Cough Cure. It calms the
cough and heals the sore and sensative
bronchial membranes no opium. no
chloroform nothing harsh used to in
jure or surpress. Simply a resinous
dant extract that helps to heal aching
lungs. The Spaniards call this shrub
which the doctor uses, "The sacred
herb," demand Dr. Shoop's, take no
In Ancient Times the Cure Was Some
Carlsbad'. th:,[ frashionable resort in
Bohemia, is a n-'y :uncient cure place.
It has hrld a r :ai e:ter from Kaiser
Carl IV. sl UI 1-10. iistory has it
that It was the mighty lenL> from rocky
heights to th d h. bl.ow of a hunt
ed dee'r purst:et by 'lie Nounds of Kal
-r Carl IV. that lAd to the discovery
of the Sprudel spring :nd that the deer
hunting cupcror was the founder of
the health resort to whicli he gave his
Originally the Carlsu .0 cure and the
mode of life there. :::o .vhich re
mained in fashion f. least two cen
turies, consisted sole a the use of
the baths. This, how, , was so ener
getic that we children the twentieth
century are overcome 1,y a feeling of
admiration for the dof-tes'i who ordered
such cures and still greater honor for
the patients who could undergo them,
for the bath treatment was so severe
that it was not inaptly called the
"hautfresser," or skin eater. It was
only about the year 1500 that Dr. Pay
er, the town physician of Elbogen,
near by, ordered the Carlsbad water to
be drunk as a cure. Quoting from the
publications of the period and Dr. Pay
"I have said that this water must be
drunk, and as hitherto it was not usu
ally employed for drinking, but only
for bathing, this will appear new to
many." The quantity of the water
prescribed was in handsome proportion
to the "skin eater"-twenty, forty and
up to sixty cups of a morning regular
ly.-Town and Country.
Question. When is a pain not a
pain? Answer, when it is due to a
condition that can be reached by an
external application and somebody has
been thoughtful enough to purchase
beforehand a half pint bottle of Elliot's
Emulsified Oil Liniment for 25c. and
rubbed the affected parts freely. Guar
anteed by Dr. W. E. Brown & Co.
MASTERY OF THE NILE.
The Method by Which the Flow of
Water Is Controlled.
Every morning from a little room of
a great white house on the eastern
shore of the Nile at Assouan Is clicked
by telegraph to Cairo the question.
"How much water?" The answer
comes so many thousand gallons more
or so many thousand gallons less. A
button' Is pressed, the water which
flows under the iron bridge at Cairo is
increased or diminished some ten days
later in accordance with the telegraph
ic answer, and the intervening valley
between Assouan and Cairo has a lit
tle more or a little less water on Its
surface. The man at the button may
bring joy or sorrow to thousands of
little farms-It is all according to the
message he receives.
From the great white house there
extends across the river a granite wall
or dam 150 feet high. Halfway up
this wall and stretching Its entire
length a line of shutters opens or
closes by a pressure of the button.
In the winter months a huge lake ex
pands to the southward, which has ev
ery appearance of being a flood, for
in certain places the tops of palm trees
are discernible above Its surface, and
the summits of Inundated ruins appar
ently mark the sites of sunken cities.
As the days go by and Cairo demands
more and more water the palu trees
and the ruIns seem to rise fr'om their
watery beds until In June and early
July the river flows freely with all Its
historic indolence.-New Yort Times.
ATARRH CURED AT HOME
Trial Treatment of Dr. Blosser's Catarrh
.I(emedy Free to Sufferers.
If you have catarrh of the nose, throat, or
lungs, if you are constantly spitting, blowing
the nose, have stopped up feeling, head noises,
deafness, asthma, bronchitis or weak lungs,
you can cure yourself at home by a remedy so
simple that even a child can use It.
It will cost you only a postal card to get a
liberal free trial package of Dr. Blosser's
wonderful remedy. It is sent by mail to every
interested sufferer. Certainly no offer could be
The full treatment is not expensive. A pack
age containx4 enough to last one whole month
will be sent by mail for $1.00.
A postal card with- your name and address
sent to H. R. BOGER, Manning, S. C., will bring
you by return mall the free trial treatment and
an interesting booklet, so that you can at once
begin to cure yourself privately at home.
A MESSAGE FROM MARS.
His Proof That the Planet Was Inhab
ited and Civilized.
Ebenezer was driving his master's
plow straight and tr-ue, but, none the
less with a thoughtful air, as though
his thoughts were 'elsewhere. And so
they were; they were soaring far
aloft above the plow and the brown
earth turned up as to reach Mars.
The previous evening Ebenezer had
attended a lecture at the village school
room on "The Heavens," and what the
lecturer had said about Mars being In
habited profoundly Impressed Eben
ezer. As he mechanically guided his
horses and his plow something struck
him suddernly on the head, and he
dropped seniseless to the ground. A
balloonist passing overhead had acci
dentally dropped an empty whisky hot
tie upon Ebenezer's fortunately thick
skull. When he recovered conscious
ness the balloon had passed out of sIght,
but the*cut on his head and the blood
stained bo-:tle at his feet remained.
Ebenezet gasped in amazement and
awe as he gazed all around the wide
brown fields and the blue sky above.
Then he picked up the bottle and
smelled at It and at once deserted his
team In great excitement and set off
posthaste for the vicarage.
"I mun tell vicar Mars be 'nabited
right enough," he muttered. "Civil
ized, too; they drinks whisky."-Lon
There are two old adages. "Haste
makes waste" and make haste slowly,
that everyone should employ when they
undertake to cure in a few minutes
w itb preparations con taini ngMorphine,
Opium, Chloroform and other opiates.
They may stop the cough and cause
sleep quickly, but they also dry up the
secretions and constipate leaving oft
imes a far worse trouble. Rydale's
Cough Elixir is guaranteed under the
Pure Food and Drug Law to contain no
opiates or harmful drugs of any kind
or character. Think about it when
you or one of the children have a cough.
Dr. W. E. Brown & Co.
He Wasn't a Gormand.
That wary old fellow, Bailie Maccluff,
was enticed Into a friend's house the
oter night, and his host managed to
win 50 shillings from him at "nap."
What Is more remarkable, when the
bailie had parted with his last shilling
he rose, fult of wrath.
"Won't you stay to supper?" pressed
his host. "We have a fine bit of han,
"No, not I. Dae ye think I eat 50
philings' worth of ham?"-London An
CONTAINS HONEY AND TAR
Relieves Colds by working them out of
the system through a copious and healthy
action of the bowels.
Relieves Coughs by cleansing the
mucous membranes of the throat, chest
and bronchial tubes.
"As pleasant to the taste
Children Like It,
For BACKACHE-WEAK KBNE Tr
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Men Who Can Control the Most Vi
cious Animal by Voice.
The horse whisp:,rer naight be an un
known quantity in Ergland and Ire
land today, but there are not a few
men who exercise a wonderful control
with their voices- ove horses which
when the dominating nduence is ab
sent are apt to literall. kick over the
traces. In the thorougihbred stables of
England and -Ireland -xlay there are
not a few stablemen a d jockeys who
succeed in holding In c eck the vice -in
horses which in demon:-trative manner
show that they cannot. tolerate - the
presence of the grooms or attendants.
Nimrod claimed- for Count Duval a
power and influence of the human
volce over the brute creation, but that
power was backed up by a lecture to.
the horse, with "his clinched fist in his
But the horse whisperer of today
avoids all gesticulations and trus6. en
tirely to a combination of sounds or
words. There is no bullying done, 9nd
the whisperer can face a mad horse
with his hands behind his back and
apparently at the mercy of the beast
that has to come under the charm
One means of keeping -emount horses -
quiet in stations during -the South.- Af
rican war was that. emp -by the
yeomen, who sat in a -ing of i" to
head horses singing as .oudly as
ble and riveting the ears and attention
of the otherwise sprawling and hungry
One of the first whsperers to ac
quire 'absolute control over fractious
equines was Con Sullivan, who mi
grated in his youth from Kilma11k
where he could trace his genealogy.
through a long line of nafflers. and
became almost exclusively employed
by Lord Doneraile. The whisper of
this man made an indelible Impression
upon any horse, bringing. the pupil--to
a degree of docility unattainable in
the ordinary course of discipline.
The race horse King Pepin. a famous
racer, vicious and reputed to have kill-,
ed two grooms at the Curragh. once
came under his charge. He was want
ed to win a race at Ma low. but when
saddling time came It found him In
one of his unmanageable moods. He
reared, plunged and fug out fore and -
aft' until he conmpletely- cowed groom
and jockey. It was at this crisis that
some one recommended that he should
be "whispered." As It was the only
chnce left- of taminghim in time for
the start, his owner gladly availed
himself of it, though warned that
horses were sometimes thrown .into a
state -of stupor by the process.
Sullivan was soon fouand,.and he was
delighted at the opportunity- of
"fwhuisperln' -before so much 'quoll-.
ty' from all parts." ."Show us the wild
baste," he said, "and we'll soon tache
When he got within the cIpele-and
a wide one it was-in which King N
pin'was playing his--antics he walked
up to him, approaching the horse from
behind. He mumbled some words as
he walked which, though not antte -
Inaudible, were as una'tef11Mhle as -a
sermon in the unknown tongue, but
they had a most magical effect on the
horse, for he stood stock still. -Sum--,
van then patted him on the neeld while
he whispered a word or two in his ear,
whereupon .King Pepi:1 went .on his
knees and lontinently lay down.
The whisperer then si retched'himself
on him at full length, .took out a pouch
containing pipe and to ,aco, flint and
steel, struck a light ard blew a cloud
as he,lounged on the stomnach of this'
high mnettled colt with as much com
posure as if he were seated on a bench
in his favorite taproom. After two-or
three puffs he got up. beckoned the
nag to his legs, saddled him and walk
ed off to the starting post, -the horse
following and fawning .upon him -lk
a dog. He won the race In a-canter.
London Live Stock Journal.
Great Falls of the Potomac.
The Great Falls of the Potomae-are
about fifteen miles above Waishngton,
blut the neighboring country has re
mained so wild and undeveloped that
the falls have been dilficult to-reach.
The famous Conduit or Aqueduct road,
so called because it Is built over the
big conduit which brings the national
capital Its water supply, leads .about
up to the falls on the Maryland side
and there stops. It is famous as one
of the best roads In the country, and
It is a favorite drive with Washington
people and visitors. About halfway
up this road crosses a deep gulch by
means of the Cabin ,Tohn bridge, a ma
jestic stone arch built by the govern
ment and until recently the longest
single masonry span in the world,
about 220 feet This bridge was 'be
gun just before the civil war, and a
tablet was inserted in Its side, giving
the name or Jeff Davis as secretary of
war. During the war his name was
mutilated by soldiers, and now It is
entirely cut off.-Pathflnder:.
Dawn on the Prairies. - -
While we ate the eastern sky light
ened. The mountains under the dawn
looked like silhouettes cut from slate
colored paper. Those In the west show
ed faintly luminous. Objects about us
became dimly visible. We could make
out the windmill and the adobe of the
ranch houses and the corrals. The
cowboys arose one by one, dropped
their plates into the dishpan and be
gan to hunt out their ropes. Every
thing was obscure and mysterious In
the faint gray light I watched Windy
Bill near his tarpaulin. He stooped to
throw over the canvas. When he- bent
It was before daylight; when he
straightened his back daylight had
come. It was just like that, as though
some one had reached out his hand to
turn on the lflumination of the world.
--Stewart Edward White in Outing