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Persia's Pipe Guard;an.
The queen of pipes belongs to the
shah of Persia. Why Is the great chier.
tain of pipes a queen? Probably be
cause pipe is a feminine noun in
French. The little shab's pipe was
smoked by his father before him. and
by his uncle, and by his grandfather,
and how many more of the rulers of
Darius' kingdom we know not. The
pipe is adorned with all kinds of pre
cious stones and is said to be worth
?10,000. It is constantly guarded by
a high court functionary, whose duties
allow him as much leisure as the super
intendent of the Persian arsenal, but
as there Is no arsenal in Persia so the
extent of the sinecure may be judged.
Still, this functionary is responsible.
This is how his office was created:
Once a grand vizier was found trying
to pry out a stone from the pipe with
his ponlard. Then the office of guard.
Ian of the imperial pipe was created.
What became of the -grand visier is
not recorded.-London Globe.
Labrador's Short Summer.
How brief is the summer on the
h lands of Labrador! says Hesketh
Prichard in the Wide -World. . Snow
does not melt till July. then with a
rush midsummer comes. Grasses and
leaves grow almost visibly, the wild
cotton soon flings out its little white
penons, millions of berries ripen on
the ground. the loon cries, the ptarmi
gan calls, and,. you may even see a
butterfly balancing in the warm wind.
But then also wakens the countless
army of hunchbacks, lean and gray
mosquitoes, piping blithely for blood.
So. summer reigns. Then suddenly
one day at the end of August, after the
sun has sunk behind the barren crags
through a balmy warmth of evening,
one may wake up to find everything
transfigured and the first snow of an
other season already falling.
Found Out His Man.
A southerner .who was visiting St.
Louis wandered into the dining room
of the hotel and, seeing a negro servant
who had all the importance of an army
officer standing near the door, asked
him who the "head nigge" was around
there. The negro stretched himself to
his full height and pompously replied
that "there ain't no niggers In St.
Louis, sah. We is all gem-men of col
"Well," said the southerner, drawing
a $100 bill from his pocket and finger
Ing it. "I expect to be at this hotel for
some time and want to make sure that
I will be taken care of."
"Oh. sah." said the negro, whose eyes
were popping from his head, "did you
want to know who the head 'nigger
waiter' is? That's me'."-Allentown
Where Bluebeard Lived.
Most of'our readers have heard of
Bluebeard, the enterprising gentleman
who made a hobby of marriage and
nad a way of his own for getting rid of
superfluous wives. Probably v6ry few
people. however, know, that the .sto'ly
has any sort of basisin fact. Yet on
the banks of the world famous Bos
porus near Constantinople there is
situated a picturesque old medieval
fortress known as "Bluebeard's cas
tIe" and which is said to have been
the abode of a terrible old pasha,
whose playful little ways gave rise to
the story.-Wide World Magazine.
First Calculating Machine.
The first calculating machine was
invented -and constrocted by Blaise
Pascal, a~ Frenchman. in 1642, in
which year he was but nineteen years
of age. It was made by him with the
aid of one workman and was present
ed to the chancellor of France. Dur
ing the revolution it was found in a
junk shop at Boi-deaux and at present
Is the property of .. Bo'agouin of
that city. All of the four simple math
ematical.oDerations can'be made with
. -Flow of Solid Metals.
Metals flow into each other just as
gases and liquids mir, though more
slowly. If a cube of lead is placed
on one of gold, the surfaces of contact
being kept sanoth and clean, and left
for a month .a small quantity of gold
will be -foilrd to have penetrated the
Not Playing the Game.
Mrs. Fltz Suburbia-The next door
person must be a very suspicious
character. Hubby - Why so? Mrs.
F. S.-She employs a maid who Is
deaf and -dumb, the mean catl--New
Foley's Honey and Tar Co pound "cures in
Mr. Jas. MicCaffery, Mar., of the
Schlitz Hotel. Omaha, Neb., reco
mumends Foley's Honey and Tar Com
pound, because it cures in every case.
"I have used it mysel f and I have reco
mmended it to many others who have
since told- me of its great curative pow
er in diseases of the throat and lungs.'
For coughs and colds it is speedily ef
fective. -The Dickson Drue Co.
To Give Him the Sack.
Two noblemen ini t tie reiyjn of M-xl
.mian II.-154-1546-one a GJermanif
the other a Spanmard. who bad each
rendered a great service to the em
peror. asked the hand of his daughter
In marriage. Maximilian said that -as
be esteemed them both alike it was
impossible to choose between them.
and therefore their own prowess ust
decide It; but. being unwilling .to
risk the loss of either by engaging
them In deadly combat, he ordered a
large sack'to be brought and declared
that he who should put his rival into
it should have his fair Helena. And
this whimsical combat was actually
performed in the presence of the im
perial court and lasted -an hour. The
unhappy Spanish nobleman was first
overcome, and the German succeeded
In enveloping him in the sack, putting
him upon his back and laying him at
the emperor's feet. This comical com
bat is said to be the origin of the
phrase "Give him the sack." so com
mon in the literature of courting.
The Day of the Carver.
Carving was once a serious thing
The sIxteenth century carver wasa
professional. He had to make thi
joint fit the guest. The size of hi
slices was the thing. Then he bad t<
.now his guests and cut accordingly
A lord, for instance. at the table. anc
a pike was dished up whole. Smallea
fry, and the pike came on in slices
The same procedure with pig. Thb
rank of the diners decided whether I
should appear at table in gold 'leaf o1
naked, whole or sliced. With bread
too, there was a difference. New o
three days old baked was at the dis
cretlon of the carver as he sized up th
visitors. And as for the apportionhin.
of the tidbits according to precedenci
there was no end. The old time carver
In fact, was born and then. made.
The Danger of La Grippe
is its fatal tendency to pneumonia. To
cure your la grippe coughs take Foley's
Honey and Tar Compound. R. E.
Fisher, Washir.ton. Kas., says: "I was
troubled with a severe attack of la
grippe that threatened pneumonia. A
friend advised Foley's Honey and Tar
Compound and I got relief after taking
the first few doses. I tooc three bottles
and my la erippe was cured." Get the
genuine, in the yellow package. The
Dickson Drug Co.
Peru's Garcen of the Gods.
"In the Andes. inf a tlousnd feet
higher than 'ike's peak. is to tN found
the Peruvian Garden of the Gods. ad
mired by every traveler fortunate
enough to visit it." writes William V.
Alford, F. R. G. -S.. in the Century.
"It is locally called the Rock forest.
though in no sense of the word is it a
forest. It simply resembles one when
viewed at a distance of ten miles. The
traveler may be forgiven the error of
thinking It a forest as he sees it for
the first time and forgets that be is
no longer where trees grow, but with
In-half an hour's ride of the highest
city In the world. Cerro de Pasco,
perched like a condor on the high
peaks of the Andes.
"The Garden of the Gods in Colo
rado boasts of a few spectacular rocks.
but. they are few in number, and the
area which they cover is not large
Tlie Andean garden covers nearly a
hundred times the ground and in
beatity and interest surpasses its
northern counterpart In the same ra
Escaped With His Life.
"Twenty-one years ago I faced an
awful death," writes, H. B Martin,
Port Harrelson, S C. "Doctors said I
had consumption and the dreadful cough
I had looked like it sure enough. I tried
everything, I could hear of, for my
cough, and was under the treatment of
the best doctor in Georgetown, S. C.,
for a year, but could get no relief. A
friend advised me to try Dr. King's
New Discovery. I did so, and was com
pletely cured. I feel that 1 owe my life
to this great throat and lung cure." It's
positively guaranteed for coughs. colds,
and all bronchial affections. 50c and
$1.00. Trial bottle free ait all druggists.
BLOWING THE PIPES.
A Scotch Music Lesson by a Clever
-A highland piper who had a pupil to
teach originated a method by which.
says -a writer In Blackwood's Maga
zine, he succeeded in reducing the dif
fculties of the task to a minimum and
at the same time fixed his lesson in
"Here, Donald," said he, 'tak yer
pipes, lad, an' gie us a blast
"So! Verra weel blawn indeed, but
what's a sound, Donald, wi'out sense?
You May blaw forever wi'out -making
a tune o't if I danna tell ye how the
queer things on the paper maun
"Ye see that big fellow wi' a round
open face"-pointing to a semibreve
"between two 'lines of a bar? He
moves slowly from that line to this,
while ye beat ane wi' your fist an' gle
a long blast
"If ye put a leg to him ye mak' twa
o' him, an' he'll move twice as fast
"If, now, ye black his face he'll run
four tim'es faster than the fellow WI'
the white face, and If, after blacking
his face, ye'll bend his knee or tie his
leg he'll hop eight times faster than
the white faced chap I showed ye
"Now." concluded the piper senten
tiously. "whene'er ye blaw your pipes.
Donald, remember this-that the tightet
those fellows' legs are tied the faster
they'll run and the quicker they're sure
Kill More Than Wild Beasts.
The number of people killed yearly
by wild beasts don't approach the vast
umber killed by disease germs. No
ife is-safe from their-attacks. They're
n air. water, dust, even food. But grand
prctetion is afforded by Elec'tric Bit
ers, which destroy and expel these
leadly disease germs from the -system.
Tbat'~s why chills, fever and ,ague, al
malarial and many blood diseases yield
promptly to fhis wonderful blood puri
ier. Try them, and enjoy the glorious
ealth and new strength they'll give
ou. Money back, if not satisfied. Only
0e at all druggists.
How a Wild Horse Bucks.
Rufus Steet.:. in "Mustangs. Busters
and Outlaws of the Nevada Wild Horse
Country," In the American Magazine.
tells of the glorious sport of capturing
and training wild horses. "'Busting"
snosotfor a novice. Real busters
are trained to the game from child
hood. He writ'es:
"A touch of the spur or a flick of
the quirt signals the start. His knowl
edge of what to do must be a heritage
from his ancestors, for all horses do
it, and all American wild horses are
sprung from horses that once carried
men. He pops down his head and levi
tates straight heavenward. While he
and you are high in the air he arches
his back and stiffens his body to iron
rigidity. Thus he comes back to earth.
The sensation to the rider is as if his
spinal column had been struck by a
pile driver. The impression Is not
analyzed at the time, for the horse
Igoes into the air again immediately.
Be swings to right or left, or he
'changes ends' completely while in
the air, and you come down facing
southward, whereas you were facing
northward when you ascended."
No Reason For It
When Manning Citizens
Show the Certain
- Way Out.
There can be no just reason why any
reader of this will continue to suffer
te tortures of an aching back, the an
noyance of urinary disorders, the dan
gers of kidney ills when relief is so near
at hand and the most positive proof
given that they can be cured. Read
what a Manning citizen says:
George June of Manning. S. C.. says:
I"I am pleased to make the fact known
that I haves been benefited by Doan's
Kidney Pills. My kidneys troubled me
and the kidney secretions were unnatu
ral and were filled with sediment. My
-back was lame and I did not get much
Irest at night. Doan's Kidney Pills
which I obtained at Dr. W. E. Brown'
& C'sDrug Store, removed the lame
ness and after taking this remedy. I
felt much better in every way.
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
Newv York, sole agents for the United
Remember the namne-Doan's--and
The Impressi Iu Take With You
whe o eave our store after
havis r.hased during the Sale
here. w be favorable to us, we
kno,. - eeling of satisfaction
acc ;me es every purchaser who
deals us. They know that
novwr ;eise could they have ob-_
tai.- : 1tter goods At the same.
- price That's why they all come
back wnever they need goods.
- D.F Chmann.
IR, JENU S.ON
White Front r Brown Block.
(We wan: y: -onfidence more than your
money; we shah T them both for we shall
For Buggies Surries, Wag
ons, Harneszs, Horses, Mules
Farm Im~plements and Auto
mobiles. See us. Prices and
Just Rem-ived For 1912:
2 car loads of -:. 1 Bug- 1 large car of the celebrated
es. Moline new Cotton and Cort
nBu-Planters (no gears and no chains
1 car load of - -Bu-to break.).
~ies. New Molinie Improved Cottot
1 car load of . oggies. Stalk Chopper.
1 car load of 7 - - ggies. One horse and 2 sizes 2 horse
2 c-ar loads o 1 horse Blue Bird Plows.
Wagons. Middle Bursters.
1 car load ot K 2 horse Harness.
Wagons. Pea Thrashers, &c.
D. Ce SHAW & CO
VIMTER, S. C.
10. 12 an- d4 M inmter St. 'Phone 553.
We~ Want to Announce
at the begi g-i the season that we have a very com
plete line of
Farm haplements, Cultiva
tors, - sk Harrows, Two
Horse Ilows, Steel Plows ol
several Lakes and all sizes.
T HE LAR6 (~ ND MOST COMPLETE STOCK OF
Wire Eicing in the coun
ty, and wi th lowest prices,
Ranges Stoves, Heaters,
Paint ils, and Varnishes.
-EVE Nfl NEEDED IN OUR LINE.
COME TO SE E US.
. (R. Sprott, F. D. Hunter,
Pres:dent and Treas. Vice-President and Sec.
BllS OIL DLLE 0
Manning, S. C.
Cotton Seed Products E
High Grade Fertilizers
fCorn plete Line. :
I HAVE ARRANGED TO CARRY A
COMPLETE LINE OF
* - AUTOMOBILE SUPPLIES.
on hand and have bought -them right .
so as to mneet the competition of the .
big dealers. -
Everything I carry. is alright in .
every respect and will be sold at a 9
Tires. Tubes, Prest-0-lite Tanks,
Horns, Lamps, and in fact anything 9
you want, and the price is right.
Stop with us and get your Oils,
NGreases and Gasoline. -
a TO OUR FRIENDS 2
3 AND PATRONS:
We take this method and time in thak
Sour friends and patrons for the many kind
Sfavors they have shown us during the past
year, and hope we may have an increase in
-our business with you for 1912,
May everyone have a very happy and
g prosperous New Year in every way, is the _
-sincere wish of
1 J,.NL RIGBY, [ i
Happy New Year G
Thanking you all'for
past patronage -and
hoping to have a con- .
tinuance of your ca
wish everybody a
Prosperous NE W
Rigby Dry Goods Co.
IT PAYS TO TRADE AT
against loss by fire with a po
in a reliable com~pany. Snac
surance offers.the one safe
* sore protection. Have us issae
you a policy to day. Who ktno'
but what to-morrow may " .
- iare. Troubje ofteu come-ou
The Manning Realt-y-a
I%~7Q 5~1 .with everything on need b* g
~j, ~* -yon start out in your mach.
7 I have a good Stock and ain.
Screasing it each week with (
Sbest, anil selling it at a readc
Buy an Overland Car if
want the best.
H. H. BRADHA.
- PURE DRUGS.
are essential to hastening th retu -
health of those who are ill. We 56
our stock of Drugs fresh, so that-.y_
*3 doctor's prescriptibn may he filled pr
* erly. We also keep on band all
reliable preprietory medicines andr
edies, and the finest toilet necessit
- Remember the name.
At Manning, S. C.
a hc n amn o il.Mc aie hnconigou(h c
losofu checkbook oyent ean tuhesea uthing i out t o
Wehave a positive COLD CURE. If taken
bdirections, when the first symptoms o
Cold appear, and it does not cure, we wil
gladly refund the cost.
- so Cents for 12 Capsules.
Dickson Drug Storeg