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vhy Thtel Are Poor PIces to Get
Loans on Stolen Watches.
Of watches alone there are received
hcre and at the tydlinty-two branch of
liccs from a thousand to twelve bun
dred a day, about 350,000 in a year, the
average lean on a watch being 30 or
40 francs. The'offlicial assured me that
in this great number of watches scarce
ly one in a thousand has been stolen,
the fact being that people who have
come dishonestly by watches or other
property fight shy of the mont de piete.
The reason of this was presently made
plain as we watched the formalities of
record. and I realized how difficult It
would be for any one to do business
here under a concealed identity. Every
client receiving a loan greater than 15
francs must produce some olticlal docu
ment-an in:urance policy. a citizen's
voting card, a permit to carry arms or
a ret receipt bearing his signature and
throwing lighi upon his station in life.
For loans under 15 francs th2 client is
simply required to show an envelope
through. the mails to his address. All
these facts. ,with various others. are
duly inscribed upon huge record sheets.
so that whoever deals with the mont
de plete exposes himself to the scru
tiny that must be ungrateful to folks
of shady antecedents. Indeed, certain
persons make this a grievance against
the mont de piete and declare the Paris
system an Impertinent intrusiou upon a
client's piivacy. which would seem a
point badly taken if the client is an
honest man. - Cleveland Moffett on
Paris Pawnshops in Century.
Cards Disclose the Man.
"I wish I had not played bridge with
Mr. X.." said a girl recently. "I thought
him so nice before, and now my liking
for him has quite gone. le was so
keen about trifles, insisted upon every
forfeit, questioned the score and seem
ed so annoyed when he lost, and yet
the stakes were very small, and he
was only out a few dollars; so, of
course, it was not the money. It must
have been-the disposition of the man
coming oit under provocation, and the
test did not show him up to advantage.
Now, Mr. Z., the other man at the,ta
ble, was so good natured and such a
gentleman in his play that I quite like
him, although I never thought him at
All games of competition may be said
to assay certain characteristics, but the
most crucial test seems to be card
playing. and bridge is responsible for
many a coolness resulting from self
betrayal at the green table.-New York
The B:.dger as a Fireman.
A badger which had made its home
tmong the granite cliffs dealt with the
fire'god with sagacity and skill, says
Nature. 'A friend, while painting a sea
piece, discovered a badger's lair and
th to play the animal: a practical
eha bunde of
the hole and, igniting It with
a matele'wtitfed for the ignominious
flight of :the - astonished householder.
But &Ipster Badger was a resourceful
animal and not disposed to be made a
butt of practical jokers. Hie came up
from~the depths of his hole as soon as
the penetrating smoke told him that
there was a fire on the premslses and
deliberately scratched earth on the
burning grass with his strong claws
until all- danger was past. No human
being could have grasped the situation
mnore quickly or displayed greater skIll
In dealing with an ufamiliar event.
-The Bud of a Tree.
Among the curious things discovered
by the students of plant life Is the fact
that a bud taken from one tree and
grafted on another caries the age of
the criginal tree wvith It. It has al
ways been believed that the bud so
transferred began a wholly new life,
but this new theory-It may, after all,
be more theory than fact as yet-shows
the matter In an entirely different light.
~- For example, If a bud be taken from
* a tree that is twenty-five years old with
a natural life of fifty years and grafted
on another tree it will not lJve as long
as its parent tree is entitled to lIve, the
full fifty fears, but only for the period
of life then left to the tree, twenty-five
"Teewas a young man In Michi
gan," said a United States se'nator,
'"who was deeply enamored of a beauti
fful young lady in my town. He lived
In Detroit and one day decided that the
only thing for him to do was to -pro
~-~pose. So he went to the telegraph of
fice and sent this message:
"'Will you marry me? Twenty word
answer paid for.'
"An'hour later he received this reply:
'You are extravagant. Why pay
for nineteen words too many? No'"
A Respect For Figures.
"What do you consider the most in
'jocrtant branch of education ?"
" Arithmuetic/~ answered Mr. Cumrox.
-' "Give a boy plenty of arithmetle. What
blights the careers of so-many young
m eni is the failure to realize that you
tar't subtract a So.000 expense account
.r~dom a $1,000 income." 4.:Washington
"Yes, he always announces himself
as a patron of ar-t."
Sie -manufactures picture cord."
evaland Plain Dealer.
A Clent Course.
'She sa-ys that he is a man after her
'Then I suppose he will get It."
-f's usually easier for one father to
-support ten small children than It is
e.r ten grownup children to support one
An inxit Prom Church That nd a 79
Flavor of Comic Opera. 79
The crude Lamor that makes the :79
sm1.l boy want to thro-. a stone at a
silk hat on a mUn bristling with dig
nIty is not to be dispused of is a mere
ill conceived prank of youth. There is 79
deep in most people a spring of un- 79
subduable humor that leaps gleefully 79
when conscious dignity gets a fair tum- 79
ble. That is why, for all the solemn'ty 80
of the place, the soberest charity and
the best bred propriety in the world
could nof prevent a titter at a little 80
farce that happened once in a church 80
in Brooklyn. 80
A gentleman and his wife, who were 80
offended at something the preacher 80
said, gravely rose and stalked toward
the door, with their heads held high in
assertive disdain. The wife followed
Unfortunately when they were half 81
way down the aisle the husband drop- 81;
ped his'glove and stooped to pick It up. 81
Fate. the humorist, determined that 81
the wife should keep her head so high 81
that she did not see her .husband stoop.
She went.sailing on and doubled over
him in riotous con'usion,- 8
The congregation held its breath and 811
kept Its composure. The two' regovered 82
themselves and went on. , Hoping to 82
escape quickly, they turned to what 82
looked like a side door. The husband 82
pulled It open with an Impressive
swing. Before he could -close it out 82
tumbled th. . indow pble, a long duster 82
and a stepladder. The congregation 821
could hold its mirth no longer, and 82'
man and wife fled to the real exit in 82t
undignified baste amid a general and 821
Jacksoae Statue on the Constitution. 83
In 1833 Commodore Elliott ordered a 8R
figure of General Jackson to be carved 8 3I
to take the place of a billet head which 83
the United States frigate Constitution
had carried through .the war of 1812.
It was placed on the bow of the frigate
In June, 1834, when she left the dry- 8T
dock in Charlestown navy yard. The 83
excitement among the political enemies 83
of Jackson in Boston was intense. A 844
meeting was called in Faneuil hall- 84
which, however, did not take place
and anonyrmous letter writers threaten
ed the life of the commodore unless the 84t
statue was removed. On the night of 841
the 2d of July, 1834, in the midst of a S4
terrific thunderstorm, Samuel P. Dew- 8.
ey, a young man of twenty-eight, rowed 84'
out to the vessel and managed to saw
off the head of the 'statue and carry It
away. The head was replaced a mont8
later in New York, and the figure re- 85(
mained there until 1874. 4 ow occu- '85
pies a place in the gvounds of TLFNi-aval 85!
school at Annapolis. 85
Swelling Her Income. 85
A good story is told of 'a man who 85!
one day told his wife that he would 864
give her all the silver pieces she found 86
in. his purse or. Rockets which were
As a result the lady in due course of
time had quite an aumount of silver on
hand-so much, in fact, that she went
to the bank and deposited. it in her 86(
Then, speaking to the cashier, the 861
lady said: "My husband tells me you 861
are going to pay him some money to- 874
ay. Will you please pay him in this 8
silver I have just deposited? I should
be so much obliged to you if you 87~
Of course the cashier quickly replied 87*
that he would be happy to please her. 87
As a result the lady has still more 874
birthday mnoney.-Londoa Answers. 3
Recognised the smeU3 87~
The sexton of an Episcopal church in 871
Boston has many stories to tell of the 104
remarks and comments made by vis- 10(
tors. ' 104
One Cristmas when the church was 1
beautifully decorated with cedars and
firs an old lady walked up .the aisle10
to the chancel and stood sniffing the,. 104
air after every one else had left the" 104
"Don't it smell solemn?" she said at 10.
last to the sexton as she turned away ,
with evident reluctance. "I don't know .
s I ever realized just what the 'odor art
>f sanctity' meant before today. We JBa
:ont have any such trimmings In the
church I attend up in the country."- N
outh's Companion. .51
In Siam every woman is a walking
alendar. On Sunday red silk, with a
parure of rubies, Is worn; Monday 51
brings a sivet- and white dress and a 51'
necklace of moonstones; Tuesday is 51l
dedicated to light red, with coral orna- 51:
ments; Wednesday is devoted to green, 88g
with emeralds; Thursday sees-a display 8
of v'ariegated colors, with catseyes;
Friday the lady is arrayed in pale .blne,
with flashing diamonds, and Saturday 88:
In more somber, darker blue.-with. sap- 88
phires to match, 95
Quoting~ Her Own Words.
Mother (sternly) -:Willie, you took I
some of 'these preserves from the pan
Willie (shrewdly)-Oh, who told you .
Mother-No one told me. I suspected3 cl
it! Now, tell the truth! Didn't yoi? C
Willie-Ma. "children should be seen
and not heard."-P'hiladelphia Press. ti
First Cathering of L.abor' Agitators.
"Of course you have read of the~ con
fusion of tongues at the bull~ug of
the tower of Babel?"
"A gathering of labor agitators, I sup
pose. No; I -aven't read it Tell the
truth. I'm not interested in trades un- o
ions."-Boston Trranscript. fro:
Be Ready. Iof
Let each day take thought for what mi:
concerns it, liquidate its own affairs du<i
and respect the day which Is to follow, ,cul
and then we shall be always ready. w
To know bow to be ready is at the bot- '
tom to know how to die. ble
1 S B Stevenson, 4 35
2 Phil Cornelius, 22 72
3 S CJolnstou, 326
I J M Vaughn, 6 52
5 C B Rabb, 3 24
5 Blair & Frazier; 12 96
7 J M Vaughn, 7 02
3 J M Harden, 270
R E R Roberts, 2808
3 Steve Kelly, 10 80
[ T G Cameron, 19 25
3 T H Ricbardsob, 28 94
1 W M Patrick, 32 40
5 Phil Cotnelius 5 00
3 J W Tear, M D, 335
7 J W Vaughn, 4 32
3 Chas Kennedy, 22 68
) T G Cameron, 13 50
L T F Curlee, - 2 16
2 Steve Kelly, 10 80
3 D Y Timms, 1090
[i H Philliis, . 10 86
5 T G Cameron, 11 08
i R W Phillips,- 10 00
r Eli McNeil, 6 79
3 E C Jeter, M D, 326
) D H Wilson, 8 15
) Ain McNeil, 282
[ Amauda McClintock, 587
Sallie Ketchin, 9 78
RfI ben Richardson, 3 40
1 B R Rosborough, 5 93
i T H Richardson & Co, 33 36
i John Woodward, 8 23
T G Cameron, 15 44
3 T G Cameron, 24 75
A W Ladd, 1080
Farme-rs' M F I Co, 5 00
Jno P Matthews, 27 00
IV H Maefle, 12 00
3 1 Refo, 14 00
1 W J Johnson, 70 00
; C P Wray &-Co, 14.20
; U G DesPortes, 8 00
A W Ladd, 10 50
J L Sharp, 12 00
R W Pnillips, 19 60
I C Thomas, 56 75
J F McMaster, 118 90
L Landecker, 8 75
J D McCarley, 65 5.
A B Cathcart, 1 20
5 A B Cathcart, 53 621
; M W Doty & Co, - 5867
1 Jas P Caldwell, 3 0.
3 A P Richardson, 9 63
) T W Brice, 51 00
) J W Seigler, 20 07
Lauderdale & Bryson, 20 30
, F M Clarke, 106 10
; Obear Drug Co, 4 60
Phil Cornelius, 6 82
) E C Jeter, M D, 428
) A D Hood, 166
LJ G Wolling, ST61
SE C.Jeter, ~ 1123
SS B Stevenson, 1
r D HWilson,
3 Ellen E Stevenson, 10
)T G Cameron, 2
) CC Weir, 8
LSteve Kelly, 1010
SJohn Woodward, 62
SJ M'Wilson, 471
1 T FCurlee, 214
5 W J Hatcher, 214
SDr M Langford, 8 02
SJ S M Richardson, 13 91
SJ M Wilson, 12 0
)Jno H McMaster & Go, 7 3'
)2 Simpson, .190,Q
)3 L Landecker, 8 75d
)4 W D Tennant & Go, 24 04
)5 W D Tennant & Go, 13 40
)6 Lauderdale & Bryson, 1 O0i
)7 J IL Hawes, 38
)8 J IL Hawes, 33.
0 TOGCamneron, 20 0
1 Phil Cornelius, 4 9
Fhe following claims were e4
ied and approved on Publi
. H Name. AmonL
L W Willingham, $ 540
2 A DHood, ~7 51>
SH S Wylie, 12 99.
t Winnsboro Tel Ex, 4 0'
S A D Hood, 5 320
Sam Garrison, 2 16
i Winsboro Tel Ex, 6 75
W A Hood, 2 67
) S B Crawford, 11 77
LMcMaster Drug Go, 8 45
2 J D McCarley, , 5 25'.
3 M W Doty & Co, . 450
& J W Seigler, 16 05
0Obear Drug Go, 3 40
i F M Clarket - 9 5
Jno JNeil, ..31 69
3 W L Rlosboroalgh, Jr, 5 59
) AD Hood, 2 80
[ do certify that the- &bove
tement is "a correct copy of
ims approved lby the Board of
uity Commissioners duri'g
fourth quarter ending Decem
31, 1902. A. D. HOOD,.
Unconscious from Croup.
)uring a sudden and terrible attac~
eroupj our lit tic gir'l was unconscious
nstranugulat ion, says A. L.Spafford, 1
.tmaster. Chester, Mich., and a dose
One Minute Cough Cure was ad
isterd and repeaited often. It re
ed the swelling and inflammiatson,
the mucus and shortly the child
resting easy and speedily recov
d. It cures Coughs, Colds, Lr.
ippe, and atll Throat arnd Lung trou
s. One Minte' Cough Cure lingers
he throat and chest ~auid enables the.
igs to contribute p~ure, health-giving
....i to the blood.~1 Mnastor Co.
MceTried Alwan 08
Gives Pedect Silisffia1'
The s SKrp Ni
-r - -
via the Cotton Belt, from St. Louis,
first and third Tuesdays of each mo
For one-way tickets,
Hal " he One=WayF
round-trip kets, one fare plus S
Arkansas, L isiana, Texas, Oklah,
Write for pa culars and cost of ticki
The Cotton Belt rans solid through tran
n Idr and ecomfortable car. 1
and 4!rec coMnnections for all parts of
Ifyure seeking a better place toI
or hand me llnstrated booklets, 1I
Through 5as Wit!, a Camera.
N. B. BAI D, Traveling Passert
E. W. La DEATIME, General Pass. an
and Don't Know it.
How To 2ind Out.
Fill a bottle or commoh glass W YoWr
water and let it stand twenty-four hours; a
sediment or st
tling indicates an
tiou of the kid
- eys; if it ktains
your linen it is
evidence of kid
ney trouble: too
frequent desire to
pass it or pain in
- "" the back is also
donvincing ptoof that the kidneys and blad
der are out of order.
What to Zo.
There is comfort in the knowledge so
often expressed, that Dr. Klhmer's Swamp
Root, the great kidney remedy fulfills every
wish in curing rheumatism, pain in the
back, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part
of the urinary passage. It corrects inability
to hold water an4 sctding. pain in passing
It, or bad effects following use of liquor,
wine or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
necessity of being compelled to go often
during the day, and to get up many times
luring the night. The milf and the extra
rdinary effect of. Swamp.Root is soon
realized. It stands the highest for its won
ierful cures of the most distressing cases.
If you need a medicine you should have the
best. Sold by druggists ih 50c. and$1. sizes.
You.may have a sample 'bottle of this
Lnd a book'that. tlls
more about it, both sent
absolutely free byrmail,
ddress Dr. Kilmer & som or swamp.Roo.
:o., Binghamton, N.Y. When writing men
Ion reading this generous 6ffei lithis paper.
Don't make any misfake, but remem
ber the name, Swamp-Root, Dr. Kil
iner's Swamp-Root, and.the address,
Binghamton, N. Y.,.on every bottle.
the office of the County Auditor
will be open for receiving tax returns
from January 1st to Februrry 20th
.eturns to be made of -polls and per
onal property. A penalty will acerue
when parties fail to make returns with
in the above mentioned dates. All
male citizens between the ages of 21
wd 60 years are liable to poll tax, un
less otherwise exempt, and are required
to make return of same. Parties hav
iug bought or sold real estate during
.he past year must make a note of the
same when making returns. A com
pliance with this will save a great deal
> - confusion in keeping the records
traight in the Auditor's office.
The Auditor or his deputy will be at
,he following places on the days speci
Gladden's Grove, Monday, Janu
Flint Hill, Wednesday, January 14
Longtown, (Reeves' Store) Thurs
lay, January 15.
Centerville, Friday, January 16.
Bear Creek. (M. L. Cooper) Satur
lay, January 17.
Bryant, (Aimpson's Store) Mopday,
Ri w pa
* 1dt~ Fairfleld~
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Thebes, Cairo and Me his,.A
nth, beginning October 21st..
ate, plus $2.00;.
.00, to Points in Missouri,
ma and Indian Territories.
t from your home town.
s to Teras, equipped with the
hese trains make quick time
the Great Southwest.
cate. write for a free copy Of
omes in the Southwest aA
er Agent, Atlanta, Ga.
d Ticket Agt., St. Louis# Moe
i service flierO~
ts Mt~own of
wo ( 00O) allard
nnsboro between the i
n8) ad fy (50)
rking on the-stri'ts ott
Elltaxs assesed andPit
Ordinance s1;aR-be'Fai 'i.
in mntecd, kinds ofx
er: Gold und silver
its currei ey, -~~ a'tid
Enl taxes herein.assessed
pyable betwe~cn theJda'
vember, 19(2, :and .tha s'dy~
inary,1ICC38 a *ali sremanzU
jiid on herj ua' e OC,~b
clcted b or otherwisi
wpvd - together with afl
one in Conineflthis tb 21st day
October, A. D) 1V02, uinder
:A.] the corprate seal of the said .
ST. H. KETCH~fJ .e
JNO. J. NEIL;
FOR. SALE, OR
ILL E-XCHANGJE FOR
save that pr n
seing me youir mtde
Don't -want to'buy apsold
les btiiwil pay youagcc4~. -
ce for you ng.one..
Rememberngpet the ca~h
en you setme a raute. ~ -