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The Woman Who Sang to Chopin at
He Sank to Death.
As the great Chopin lay dying his
soul was ushered out by the song of
the beautiful Countess Delphine Po
tocka, who had been his dearest conf'
dante and friend. The romance of their
friendship, one of the sweetest in his
tory, is related by Gustav Koboe in the
Delineator. The last tragic scene in the
life of the composer has often been de
scribed and has been pairted by Bar
rios, but it is so touching that one may
well read another version of it. Mr.
"Then came what is perhaps the
most touching scene that has been
handed down to us from the lives of
the great composers. When Delphine
entered what was soon to be the death
chamber Chopin's sister Louise and a
few of his most intimate friends were
gathered there. She took her place by
Louise. When the dying man opened
his eyes and saw her standing at the
foot of his bed, tall, slight, draped in
white, resembling a beautiful angel,
and mingling her tears with those of
Louise his lips moved, and those near
est him, bending over to catch his
words, heard him ask that she would
"Mastering her emotion by a strong
effort of the will, she sang in a voice of
bell-like purity the canticle to the Vir
gin attributed to Stradella-sang it so
devoutly, so thereally, that the dying
man, 'artist and lover of the beautiful
to the very last,' whispered in ecstasy:
'How exquisite! Again, again!'
"Once more she sang, this time a
psalm by Marcello. It was the haunted
hour of twilight. The dying day draped
the scene in its mysterious shadows.
Those at the bedside had sunk noise
lessly on their knees. Over the mourn
ful accompaniment of sobs floated the
voice of Delp!ine like a melody from
$"w the Professionals Base Them
on the Public's Emotibnr.
Never do panhandlers make the mis
take of appealing to the reason. The
emotions of the crowd only are at
tacked. There is always a complete
human story in the pose. What, for in
stance, could be more compelling of
sympathy than the spectacle of the
betit old graybeard patiently and de
spairingly as it seemed grinding a
wheezy old organ which he had tied
Into a broken down baby carriage? The
suggestiveness of that perambulator,
coupled with the walls of that organ,
more forlorn than mortal child ever ut
tered, was worth dollars a day to the
old fellow. It was reprehensible art,
of course, but art nevertheless. And
the artist grew rich, for when in
vestigated by the police he was found
to be the owner of many houses in Ho
Again, could there be anything more
likely to excite compassion than the
crust throwing trick? It was invent
ed by a Gernmn beggar named Lang,
whose F'rench disciple, Lemaire, prac
ticed it subsequently. I have seen a
ernst thrower operating in Sixth aye
nue. He was a semi-well dressed man,
who walked swiftly down through the
crowds oj' shoppers. Suddenly he ut
tered a homre cry and darted out Into
the roadway, where, pouncing upon a
crust of bread which he had thrown
__ there previously, he began gnawing It
ravenously. He did not walt for sym
pathy. He walked rapidly away, but a
number of women who saw the act
ran after him and crowded one another
for the privilege of giving him money.
--Theodore Waters in Everybody's
Coneit of the Rooster.
Were At not for the disgusting self
conceit, of the roosters one might en
joy a poultry show. The rooster Is
near to nature's 'heart. He has not
cililization enough to veneer his opin
ions with common politer'ess and savoir
laire, and his disgusting exhibition of
the'art of being it offends good taste
and refinement. How the hen man
ages to put up with It Is certainly one
't the mysteries of the coop. If six or
eight hens would join a hens' club
modeled after Sorosis and throw the
rooster down good and hard once or
twice, he would soon discover that he
was not the oniy kernel on the cob.
A Spelling Rule.
At a school inspection some of the
boys found a difficulty In the correct
placing of the letters "1" and' "e" In
such words as "believe," "receive," etc.,
'when the Irispector said blandly, "My
boys, I will give ycu an infallible rule,
one I invariably use myself." The
pupils were all attention, and even the
master' pricked up his ears. The In
spector continued: "It Is simply this.
Write the T' and 'e' exactly alike and
put the dot In the middle over them."
Not What He Meant.
Mother (to her daughter)-Will you
play that new sonata for the doctor?
Dlaughter-But, mamma, the doctor
has had so much sorrow lately- Doc
tor-But, my dear young lady, to hear
you play will not be pleasure.-Flie
Miss de Muir - Mr. Foxey, am I
younger than I look, or am I older?
Mr-. Foxey-All I know about that Is
-that nobody could possibly be half as
young as you look.-Chicago Tribune.
'The Visitor-Your cook is perfection
itself. How do you manage her? The
Hostess-Easily. We learn what dishes
she likes best herself and then we have
Gratitude has a faithful memory and
a fluent tongue.
Champion U.niment for Rheumatism.
Chas. Drake, a mail carrier at Cha
pinville, Conn., gays: "Chamberlain's
P ain Balm is the champion of all lini
Inents. The past year I was troubled
a great deal with rheumatism in my
shoulder. After trying several curesi
the storekeeper here recommended this
remedy and it completely cured me."
There is no use of anyone suffering
from that painful ailment when this
liniment can be obtained for a small
sum. One application gives prompt
2elief and its continued use for a short
'time will produce a permanent cure.
Hints on Appearance.
Robert J. Bordette is noted as
a humorist, but there is nothing
but common sense in the follow
ing suggestion he gives to young
mep starting in business life.
"You can make yourself look
an inch taller by a neat, well
fitting dress. You can actually
make yourself taller by an erect,
manly carriage. Slovenliness is
contagious. It communicates it
self from the dress to the charact
er. The boy who slouches and
slumps in figure and gait is
dangerously apt to slump morally.
The dust and grime on your
clothes is liable to get into your
brain. The dirt under your
fingernails is likely to work into
your thought. Grease spots
down the front of your coat will
destroy self-respect almost as
quickly as the habit of lying.
Tidiness is one of the cheapest
luxuries in the world. It is also
one of the most comfortable.
When you know that you are
just right-"perfectly correct"
from hat to shoe tie, the King of
England couldn't stare you out
of countenance; he could'n't
embarrass you and he wouldn't
if he could."-Ex.
A Chicago Alderman Owe. His Elec
tion to Chamberlalu's Cough
"I can heartily and conscientiously
recommend Cbamberlain's C o u g h
Remedy for affections of the throat
and lungs," says Hon. John Shenick,
220 So. Peoria St., Chicago. "Two
years ago during a political campaign,
I caught cold after being overheated,
which irritated my throat and I was
finally complied to stop, as I could
not speak aloud. In my extremity a
friend advised me to use Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. I took two doses that
afternoon and could not believe my
senses when I found the next morning
the inflammation had largely subsided.
I took several doses that day, kept
right on talking through the cainpaign,
and I thank this medicine that I won
my seat in the Council." This remedy
is for sale by Obear Drug Co.
A GEORGIA EDITOR.
How aJolly Street Subscriber Brought
Him to Time.
A young farmer in the Jelly
Street section of the county has
frightened a prominent Georgia
editor nearly out of his senses.
It seems that the young man in
question subscribed some time
ago for the said editor's paper.
He got one copy, and then the
paper stopped. He waited a
reasonable time, and then wrote
to the editor about the matter;
but no paper came. He waited
a while and then wrote again;
but still no paper came. At last,
in a moment of furious, fiery,
fighting indignation, he sat down
and wrote the editor thusly:
"You will send that paper, or
send my money back to me. If
you don't do one or the other at
once, I'll send Jim Tillman out
there after you. Jim doesn't like
editors anyway." It is said the
next mail brought the current
issue, and not only that, but at
least a half dozen back numbers.
. T. E.W.
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Cures bronchitis and asthma.
Cures croup and whooping cough.
Cures hoarseness and bronchial trou
Cures pneumonia and la grippe.
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Whether touched by happiness
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So long as we love we serve
So long as we are love-d by othen~
[ would almost siay we- arindi
p'ensable; amnd no m-an isule
w.hile he has a friez- -t. a eumo
Women as Well as len Are lade
lISeable by Kidney and
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind,
discouragesand lessensambition; beauty,
vigor and cheerful
-.: ness soon disappear
.when the kidneys are
- out of order or dis
-Kidney trouble has
become so prevalent
-that it is not uncomi
- mon for a child to be
born afflicted with
-....weak kidneys. If the
child urinates too often, if the urmne scalLs
the flesh, or if, when the child reaches an
age when it should be able to control1the
passage, it is yet afflicted with bed-wet
ting, depend upon it, the cause of the diffi
culty is kidney trouble, and the first
step'should be towards the treatment of
these important organs. This unpleasant
trouble fs die to a diseased condition of
the kidneys and bjadder and not to a
habit as most people sumose,
Women as well as men are made misy
able with kidney and bladder trouble,
and both need the same great remedy.
The mild and the immediate effect of
Swamp-Root is soon realized. It is sold
by druggists, in fifty
cent and one-dollar
size bottles. You may
have a sample bottle
by mail free, also a Some et swamp-RooS.
pamphlet telling all about Swamp-Root,
inclding many of the thousands of testi-,
wonilal letters received from sufferers
cured, hI writing Dr. Kilmer & Co.,
Binghamto, ii.. Y ., be sure and mention
this paper. Dont gae any mistake,
but remember the name, ?:.amp-.Root,
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the a
Very Low Excursion Rates via the
Kansas City, Mo.-Southerr
1aptist convention, May l 0-17
Rate, one first-class fare plus 5t
cents for round trip. Tickets on
sale May 7th to 11th, inclusim
fin;tl limit May 2:;nt1.
St. Louis, Ma.-Nationa! 1;ap
tist anniversary, May 16-24.
Rate, one first-class fare plus 2:
cents for round trip. Tickets on
sale May 14th, 15th, 16tlh, final
limit May 27th.
Asheville, N. C.-South Atlan
tic Missionary conference, 'Iay
17-21. R1ate, one fir t-clas f;rt
plus 25 cents for the round tI ip.
Tickets on sale May 16th, 17th,
final limit May 2:3rd.
Fort Worth, Texas-General
Assembly Southern Presbyterian
church, May 16-26. Rate, one
first-class fare plus $2.00 for
round trip. Tickets on sal :.lay
15th, 16th, 17th, final limit May
Toronto, Ont. -- International
Sunday School association, June
20-27. Rate, one first-class fare
plus 50 cents for round tip.
Tickets on sale June 19th, 20th,
22nd, 23rd, final limit June :;0th.
Hot 'Springs, Va.-Southern
Hardware Jobbers' association.
June 6-9. Rate, one first-class
fare plus 25 cents for round trip.
Tickets on sale June 3rd, 4th, 5th
final limit June 13th.
Savannah, Ga.-Nationai Trav
elers' Protective association of
America, May 16-23. l ate, ol
first-class fare plus 50 cents for
round trip. Tickets on sale May
13th, 14th, final limit May 26th.
Savannah, Ga.-Fourth Annual
Tournament Southern Golf asso
ciation, May 9-13. Rate, one
first-class fare plus 25 cents for
round trip. Tickets on sale May
7th, 8th, 9th, final limit May 15th.
The Southern railway is tht
most direct line to all of the
above points, operating Pullman
sleeping cars, high-back vest ibule
coaches, with superb dining cai
For detailed information apply
to any ticket agent of the South
ern, or R. W. Hunt, division pas
senger agent, Charleston, S. C.
nearcr re---1-'"he0: a
and keepi-"g i' i i -la a,t
any other 1::ch: r. ti
alway-s ready, i: any c.eney to
treat aihue,: tha-t --r **:'m
any fan:-y 'i :c as aio,$
biliousness cGU' diar-ha, n
stomach sces r
Thedford's E!ack-Drandiv '-e
stomach, L,v dc, hvrL-. .e:
troubles. It i.; a cure fr e . - .
tic ills which so fre:nw emr
the doctor. It i% :V r': o .i::
-as it isfor grov.:1i~ . 6:c
this medicmoe exv :-y :i :
cure the most obs:tinacan of
-pepsia or conistipation, a:: w1 e i
takent as d.irected brini' hkr if :
Thedford!s set-Drh hu- e-c.rr
fam1y rioc:.ar for eive yeasn -:-:
no othCr. wbcn nnr of -. f:1
take a (Mzo asrc aU right "
-hours. we have spentt lots -
-doctor bills, but ;.cte.onl ..-.
with BlaicL-Dr-aught. u.i -*'
Ask your deair for a pac- " c
Thedford's Racz-Dr.-' -n 4 a
does not keep it scudZe. to "Th:; C!~
nooga Medicino C,., Ch~attasc-, T n
and a packa~go wvin b: r'-'ed to --ou.
I|C so l dsbrn nmndta
every cold weakens the l:-, low
ers the vitality and proaures thte
system for the more ser-ous dis
eases, among~ which are the two
greatest destr-oyers of L, aman life,
Ipeuoia and consuption. a
has won its great popularity-by its
Saiment. It aids e-xcto:-ationl, re
lieves the lungts anel o'gns the ~
Ssecretions, effe-cting a spe.-ly and1
permanent cure. It cou::teracts
any tendency tow,ard pnleum onia.
Price 25c, Large Size 50c.
All persons hloldingi (-lim- alr:.l t
the estate of Mrs. S. A. l,)ylston. -
ceased, are he-reby ;ot i!ied to) prn
the same. duly v-erlied, o my nit 1:
neys, A. S. & W. D). D)oizut.-. \\'ini
boro, S. C1., and~ thiose inldebl,t I aid
sta1te are re<1tuired1 to make~ paIymenti.
SA ML. S. UOY hSTON.
2-22-3t - Ie:t' r.(
All persn re ware not41 1 to walo
allow stock.to runT ait hirge, or o
w~ise trespass upon. the hl: o 4t
them. All violating~ tis ntic- w\2
be2 dealt with Ite' ord)inlg to Ih :n w.
H-4 Mt. . W I N' IS
P ' - -:r. -
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SI en t su
I t nie
it .o al im
Iin-, " .i. . ., come
fr'om. o the
f :t vIinl
co)d 1li' oI] e'"]' : a1
tak>ei 1L , V:f,e U
the oil vith 1iO11al1
tst. S ' 1 is th
bt)est th N' I or weak
I)ackwirdI 'iii( I. 1 n delicat
people, a' " tonls c
was ine and los i
SCOTT 1-, BO W C -EMISTS
4o9-415 'AI:L sTa r, N;:W YORK
: and , I0. .11 drug.sts.
Se. - i
Frorm the 0:1' Tuil ::-i Ieted c ads.
w rea y. ir sopdi ~ment, larg(
gtro 'n :1 : (, thesel' :_,1 wCi
pr4WR in i . C P tit 1 r
star , s '-er i bout i4n
u . .. 'rl dr :w
fi:1h1, ;V.-* ar io b~ kuow
v rieti v,al
lare, :011:. sure 1 eae,Ar
gusta.~ oly Iueer, a11so a:h
typo of o::te Ivariety. .Neati
packed i 1> it! baskets. K1.
per th onsel folive thousan
Special prices ?iade on larg
lots. CHAS. .GiB3SON,
Youngs~ Island, S. C.
THE HEGE LOG 6EAMI
SAW M IL L
HEAcocK-K(iNG FEED WORKS
EoNr:r A:::) Po::-- . woODwoRKHING
.usrr Coc: ;:: GCi:;o. BRIcK
nma :an . LE As LATH
'Mxi::!'r, CoRN ':2LZ, ETC., ETC.
G23rE MAC:zNEY Co.,
Co!rusti, S. C.
TH 'ES HNL MACHINE
Wood's Selen -r
a e ci' j gr4(, eed pur
P oses, al are ver: mu superor
to ordinary n\ ota) g . . arr t
canl supply lar -: to the
\vrv bes 'dv:. o"h a s re
Wood's Tw . Anni-~.
versry. See C wi-h is
varieti o& Pose S ilas~
R!CHMOND, - imA
SRiii PEIZE - Si. L!]UiS, 1904.
C0LD MiEDAl - F2US, 1900.
uSG~cS Q5Ucat0:1 Pays
L. . j. .
From Chicago, every ds
Los Angeles, Santa Ba:
California. Tickets gt
berth, Chicago to San F
and many other points
i ~ Union Passenger Statior
If you are thinking of
it at least expense.
Handsome book descriF
F. A. MILLER,
General Passenger Agent,
1245 Railway Exchange,
Complete information will be sent free
this coupon with blank lines filled. C
be mailed to-day.
has stood the test 25 years.
bottles. Does this record of
IImled Wkh w'y bats
HIGH GMIBE CUIT FLOERS 1
0 GROWN BY US.
C'arnat ons .....75c. to $1.00 per dozen
e Roses (fine greenhouse)....
$2.00 to $3.50 per dozen
H yacimbhs (Roman)....
50c. to 75c. per dozen
Narcissus, Paper White....75c. per dozen
Lily oft Valley....$1.00 to $1.50 per dozen
Loxes of Pretty Mixed Flowers....
$1.00 to $5.00
liaskets of Pretty Mixed Flowers..
$1.50 to $10.00
Only the finest up-to-date varieties
OUR CUSTOMERS GET THE BEST
.Artistic Bouquets for all purposes..
$1.00 to $10.00
STYLISH H-OME AND CHURCH
We make a spcialty of f
Fine Wedding Work. I
Wreaths, Crosses, Anchors, &c.,
$2.00 up. (
In ordering Bouquets .or Designs n
ive us an idea of what you want and
price, and we will please you. Cut an
lowers, Plants, Bulbs and Seed0
W R iTE for PRICE LIST of SEEDS Soi
IRD8E iIb GREENROUSES !*
I1517 Main Street, COLUMBIA, S. C. frol
I Phone 43.
IWe have been in the truck business
s.ince IS-I andl are again prepared to
UIi anyV and all orders for early and
inte Varieties of Cabbage Plants. They
ar u st known to experienced truckers,
are row in open air near salt water
:iwilstanid severe cold without in
P rire $1.50 per 1000, F OGB here. We T
aLs ke special priCes on larger lots and
sole(t correspondece- U
All pilnts packed in light baskets U
:r:l hipped C 0 D) when mno.ey does
notfl'P w-:-lmpan orders. WVe guarantee J
=a:raion. Address all orders to I
D). H. TOWLES & SON,
Meggetts, S. C.,
TOWLES & ARNETT,
!- ::3m Green Pond, S. C. CC
W \ILL BE CONTINUED IN
the future thie same as in the past sul
i te old establishment in all its
na*r ments with a full stock of
C :.kets, Burial Cases and Coffins
Su.in mtly on hand, and use of
Thnku frpstd patronage
n:-. . ..ol.eituus for a share in the
f' t'rr- in the old stand.I
C OHs attended to at all hours.
KLEIT IIIN 8HOP~.
J r 11 ELLIOTT & Co.
ay, March i to May 15, 19o5,
rbara, Sacramento and many
>od in tourist sleeping cars.
rancisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ba
in California, $7. Through ,
i, Chicago, via the
such a trip, this is your oppi
>tive of California sent for six
on receipt of Street Address
Tasteless Chili 1
Average Annual Sales over 4
Meait toyou? NoC
e is a Te package t Grove'sUBs
~IU LES== ----==-=
The largest number of eitl1
City of Columbia can be seel
get our prices will convin
cheaper than you can buy el
JNO. W. CONDER, S<
1115 PFirh, Street, - - -
abbage Plants for sale, and now ready foi
Id" and "Charleston Large Type Wakcefi
ties and head in rotation as named." "5
d1 "Short Stem Flat'Outch," the 3 best fia
n as named. Prices: Single thousand, $1.J
0)00 and over, $1 per 1000. Terms: Cash w
echaser paying return charges on money.
ith Carolina Sea Cs, adwe understant
gh and hardy; they will stand severe cok
shipment weigh 20 lbs. per 1000 and we ha
nsportation by Southern Express Co. I I
maper than mine. I sell good plants. No
ai my farm. I guarantee those that I shij
*wn from high grade seeds purchased f1cor
Ises in the United States. I will refund p
tomner at end of season.
~ur Cotton Seed. Lint of our Long Staple
Syear in Charleston, on Dec. 2, at 32c. per
0 bu. and over, $1 per bushel.
ly specialty: Prompt Shipment, True Vai
re been in the plant business for thirty-five
ie Cabbage Plant Man "
m. C. GERATY,
IE SOUTH'S GREATEST SY
EXCELLED DININGICAR S
[ROUGH PULLMAN SLEE]
Winter Tourist Rates are
For full information as to r~
t nearest Southern Railway
Division Passenger Ager
FOR TOU OR
C UMI LUBE &
to San Francisco,
other points, in
Rate for double
rain service from
rtunity to make
eneral Eastern Agent,
NEW YORK CITY.
er to be found in the
i at our places. To
ce you that we sell
ac. and Treas.,
delivery. "Early Jersey Wake
~Id," two earliest sharphead va
uccession," "Augusta Trucke"
:-head varieties and head in rota
50; 5,000D and over, $1.25 per 1000;
ith order; or, plants sent 0.0O. D.,
Our plant beds occup 35 acres oni
Iithout injury. Plants crated
ve special low rates for prompt.
:now other plants you can buy
cheap "out rate" plants shippedt
to be&true to type and name, andi
i two of the most reliable seedl
irchase price to any dissatisfied
variety of Sea Island'cotton sold
pound. Seed, $1.25 per bu.; lots
eties, and Satisfied Customers. 1
Post and Telegraph Oflcet
Young's Island, S. C.
PING CARS ON ALL'
i all LOCAL TRAINS.
now in effect to alli
Ites, routes, etc., con
Ticket Agent, or
it, Charlesto, S. C.