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HUGE STATUE OF BUDDHA.
The Mammoth Reclining Figure at
To the eastern traveler the statue of
Buddha is a familiar sight. 1roV
Colombo, in Ceylon. to Kobe. i Japan,
he is everywhere greeted by the same
calm, impassive and nysterious face
of the eastern preceptor of pe:fect ioii.
But in no city in the orient do the
form and face of Buddha constitute
so frequent or so essential a part of the
city's decoration as in Rliangun, Bur
ma, starting place of Mr. Kipligs
famous "Road to Mandalay." the
stronghold of Buddhists. Notab!e
even among the countless statues of
Rangun is the mammoth Buddha, rt
resenting the ~strange teacher not
standing or sitting crosslegged, as li
the majority of statues, but reclining
on a huge raised couch, his mighty
form stretched out for 201 feet. while
his shoulders rival the width of that
wonder of the ancient world, the Colos
sus of Rholes, their titanic breadth
reaching fifty feet.
But one among the wonders of Ran
gun, this mighty figure rests near the
famous Shoay Dagon, the center of the
Burmese Buddhist world, crowned by
the golden pagoda, which rises 300 feet
above it, its walls covered with pure
gold, the gift of a prince who contrib
uted his we:.ght in gold to the pagoda.
In the Shoay Dagon there are countless
other statues of Buddha, as well as
relics of Gautarma, the last Buddha.
All, equally with the huge reclining
Buddha, form a part of t'.: religious
rites of the Buddhists, for the es
sence of Buddhism consists in the
struggle to 'ecome like Buddha. to at
- tain his perfection by obedience to his
precepts. To do this it is neeesstry al
ways to have Buddha in mind, and it
is for this reason that every city in the
Buddhist world is literally crowded
with his images. Buddha himself is
not deified. Potentially every Bud
dhist may attain his perfection, but
only by the eternal imitation of his
But, while statues such as Rangun's
huge colossus are important in Bud
dhist worship, of even more importance
are the relics of Buddha.
It was about the Shoay Dlagon that
the Burmese made their last fierce fight
when the British came to Rangun. A
Venetian traveler of 300 years ago vis
iting the Shoay Dlagon has left a de
scription of this famous temple, con
ceding its claim to rivalry with his
own Venice, that would serve as a con
temporaneous description, and today,
as in untold centuries past, the Bur
mese still bring their offerings of fiow
ers and fruit, candles and paper flags,
to lay before the huge reclining Bud
dha, whose hands would afford com
fortable standing room for four of the
worshipers and whose gigantic face
wears the strange, inscrutable expres
sion of calm which is the outward
mark of spiritual Buddhism. -New
The Turkey's Real Naane.
The original name of the turkey was
oocoocoo, by which it was known by
the native Cherokee Indians. It is sup
posed that our pilgrim fathers, roam
Ing through the woods in search of
game for their first Thanksgiving
spread, heard the oocoocoo calling in
the familiar tones of our domesticated
fowl, "Turk, turk. turk." These first
-Yankee huntsmen, mistaking this
frightened cry of the bird for its real
song, immediately labeled it "turkey,"
and turkey it is to this day. Much
more beautiful and musical was the
Indian name oocoocoo, the notes pe
culiar to the flock when sunning them
selves in perfect content on the river
He Told the Truth.
An Irish gentleman had a splendid
looking cow, but she kicked so much
that it took a very long time and it
was almost impossible to milk her, so
he sent her to a fair to be sold and told
his herdsman to be sure not to sell her
without letting the buyer know her
faults. He brought home a 1a-rge price
which he had got for it. His master
was surprised and said. "Are you sure
you told all about her?' "Bedad, I did,
sir," said the herdsman. "H~e asked mce
whether she was a good milker. 'Bie
gorra, sir,' says I, 'it's you'd be tired
milking her.' "-"Seventy Years of
The 'Dragon Tree.
The dragon tree (Dracaena draco),
which yields the astringent gum resin
. called dragon's blood, is an old settler
of the Canary islands. A veritable co
lossus of this family once grew in ;the
town of Orotava, Tenerife, which was
eighty feet in circumference at the
base, hollow inside, with a staircase
for visitors to ascend to the branch
ing top of the trunk. Humboldt re
marks that its antiquity must have
been greater than that of the pyre
mids. This giant went down in a hurri
cane in 18G7.
He Sold and Left.
A lawyer had a horse that alwvays
stopped and refused to cross am certain
bridge leading out of the city. Nc
whipping, no urging. would induce him
to cross it. so he ad'vertised him. "T.
be sold for no other reason than that
the owner wants to get out of tow'n."
A strong Part.
Soubrette-Yes, the understudy s-tys
he used to have a v-ery strong part on
the stage. Comedian--So he did. Ie
used to be a scene shifter an l lift the
amutains and arles--d'hicnen News.
1o You Li
will pay you handsomely to t
buyer in New York writes us:
)ods, comprising printed and v
I have unheard=of bargains foi
iners, the force being doubled,
ew Shoes that are quite inexp
of American Beauty Corsets'
. L. M I
It In a Fine Thing if It In Not Ad- wh
vertised Too Much. t
A Spartan virtue seems to have the
inherent quality of making its possess
-or a 44 caliber bore of the worst sort.
Take the man whose supreme if not wa
only virtue lies in the fact that he
takes a cold water bath every morning'
the whole year round. You meet him wr
iii the ear, in the street, in the course Inf
of business anywhere, and no matter up
what the topic may be at the start the len
conversation is bound to include an ac- Poi
count--quite incidental, of course-of
how on the frostiest of mornings he for
fro'es in the ice cold water just as it f
comes from the hydrant. Ma
Then there's the man who walks an(
dow'i to his otlice every morning, rain dri
or snow, in sunshine and in storm. The
more distant his home from his office
the more he will talk about it. and he ,
will tell you that he has become so ac- Cit'
customed to it that the only time he turi
can get an extra tbrill out of it is when obt
the streets are deep with snow and the Col
wind is blowin.; a hurricane. in
Heaven may forgive the man who a
rises at 5 summer and winter, spring wh
and fall. We never can. The early d0
riser is not a criminal simply because at t
thje law does not designate his of- Foi
fnse as a crime. But it is admitted
that the law has its defects. Nothing
can approach the look of superiority Thi
on the face of the early riser. He has Chi
found the only road to health or talk
wealth. The books he has read before tas1
breakfast would if collected in a heap
make the Congressional library look
There are some who would place in tior
the first rank of this group that rug- anc
ged, hardy, vigorous, full blooded gen- cot
tieman who can't breathe in a room cie
unless all the windows and doors are nci
open. The lower the pressure of steam
in the radiator, the lower the mercury
in its tube and the wilder the play of fra
the winds over the roofs and around
the corners the more insistent is he
that you are imperiling your very life
by not occupying an office wide open to
every wind that blows.
Oh, Spartan virtue is a fine thing, but t(
it would be simply sublime if its mod
ern exponents and inculcators wouid
just keep still about it.-Washington an4
BITS FROM THE WRITERS.
Marriage was invented, like trustees, cr
to save lovers from beggaring them
Of all slaveries this sad world knowsun
there is no slavery so terrible as the
slavery of a sensitive man to a bys- Dr
terical, selfish woman.-T. P. O'Connor.
A popular novel is a compound of ,
amusement and admonition, and the
most popular are those in which clown
ing is sandwiched with preaching.
That we have a knocker on our dcors
means that we are not boors and
barbarians, that we do not call on a
man by climbing into a window or
dropping down a chimney.-G. K. Ches-,
A woman will self deniy herself off
the face of the earth to save a few
pence, which a man will have the good
sense to spend on himself to keel) up
his strength, for work, of course.
It was late in the afternoon when
the Scotch minister arrived at the
farmhouse. The housewife suggested
that perhaps he would like a cup of tea
before engaging in "exercises." "Na,
na," said he, "I aye tak' my tea better
when my work Is done. I'll just be
gaun on. Ye can hing the pan on and
leave thle door ajar, an' I'll draw to a
close in the prayer when I hear the
Another woman of Scotland 'when
asked if she had understood the ser
:on to which she had just been lis
tening replied, "Wad I hae the pre
"This is Liberty hall, and you may
smoke in the garden," is a maxim
which has become typical of one sort
of hospitality. Another version has
jst been perpetrated by a member of
theO early rising fraternity.
"I wish," said the host, "every one
to do as he likes in my house."
It sounded very friendly, but on go
ing to his bedroom the guest found a
little card stating the times of meals.
"rakfast, at 7:30," and in an N. B.
was aded, "It will be cleared awayI
The Golden Mean.
The motto of the Greeks was "Noth
ng to:) m uch."S
An excess of courage is brutality.
An excess of economy is penurious
An excess of gtasteis isrecocity.
An excess of tastens is ecocity.I
An excess of confidence is egotism.
Who will sbow us where to draw the
lie-Ernest N. Lyon In Everybody's
A Happy Pair.
Sylla-Hlow is it that you and your
husbnd ngcree so well? Mrs. Rlay
Well you ' )1se. hte has giv'en up his
club. Sylla--And you? Mrs. Ray-I
have g~vivu amateur cookery. With.
thse tw'o dcstroyers of domestic felici
ty ,one, why should we not be happy?
Foe:' Hloney and Tar contains no i
opiates andi can safely be given to chili-5
drenH andI is peculiarly adapted for
ahma bronchitis nd horeness.
Lke advantage of the greate
"Close out all cotton goods
voven fabrics, beginning Mo
- our customers.
are working day and night
ensive are here in great quz
vas a big success. go-Ager
Eleptomania is a disease for
ich the victims are always A
ing something. H(
A Creeping Death.
3lood poison creeps up to
rds the heait, causing death.
E. Stearns, Belle Plaine, Minn.,
tes that a friend dreadfully
ared his hand, which swelled
like blood poisoning. Buck
's Arnica Salve drew out the
son, healed the wound, and
ed his life. Bast in the world T
burns and sores. 25c at Mc- I
ster Co.'s, Obear Drug Co.'s *
I John H. McMaster & Co.'s
A Good Suggestion.
[r. C. B. Wainwrigbt. of Lemon
y, Fla., has written the manufa- Take
rs that much better results ai.
ained from the use of Chamberlain's
ic, Cholera and Diarrhoa Remedy
rases of pains in the stomach, colic
! cholera morbus by taking it in
:er as hot as can be drank. That
en taken in this way the effect is
ible in rapidity. "It seems to get
he right spot instantly," he says.
sale by Obear Drug Co. C
Has Stood the Test 25 Years.
3 old, original GROVE'S Tasteless
11 Tonic. You know what you are
ing. It is iron and quinine in a B(
eless form. No cure. no pay. 50c. C10.(
What is Foley's Kidney Cure? 84.5(
swer: It is made from a prescrip- pric
of a leading Chicago physician,
l one of the most eminent in tne
ntry. The ingredients are the
est that money can buy, and are Hi
ntifically combined to get their ut- to $1
st value. Sold by McMaster Co. [2.2
rhe second blow makes the'
y, but not if the first is well
A. Lesson in Health. Sala
Iealthy kidneys ilter the -inpuri- $
from the blood, and unless they do$5(
3 good health is impossible. Foley's
iney Cure makes sound kidneys and
positively cure all forms of kidney! A
I bladder disease. It strengthens
whole system. Sold by McMaster
here's many a slip 'twixt the I2.0,
dle and the grave. Cloc
Vhile a bilious attack is decidedly 0.
leasant it is quickly over when: mat
uimberain's Stomach and Liver If
lets are used. For sale by Obear tran
g Co. \Vat
E od gt is ie f-om
'food roprly diges.ted.
Ihealthy digestion means pure
blood for the body, but ston:ach
troubles arise from carelessness
in casing and stomach disorders
upset the entire sy-stem. Imrop
ery manisticated fo~od rours~ on the }
stomach, causin~g diressing
rins, belchh Lg and rausca.
whenover-catingiu pers.ed im I
and vrorn out and diszpcti
claims the victim.
T hced for d's Black-Draught
cures dyspensia. It fr-ecs the hi
stomach and bow.eL cf congested si
matter and gives the sto:mnh
new life. The stomawch is quickly p
invigoraica andl the natural j
stimulation resuits in a good
appetite. with the power to tor
oughly dig~cat food.
You can bud up yourtdOmach
with this *i' 'r d u:'.iral
remedy. Tr- Theaford'a Ulaciz
DraughtW' od r can buy
-. If he doesno hal fort sn
the money to T-e C -ttanioga
Medicine Co. Chitanoca,
Tenn., and a packap wdl ie
It should be borne in mind that
every cold weakens the lungs, low -
r the vitality and prepares the
system for the more serious dis
eases, amor.g which are the two
greatest destroyers of human life, 5
pneumonia and consumption.
Cough Remedy c
has won its great popularity by its M ~ar
prompt cures of this most common day
ailment. It aids expectoration, re
lieves the lungs and opens the ta
secretions, effecting a speedy and at 1
permanent cure. It counteracts bee
any tendency toward pneumonia. pet
Price 25c, Large Size 50c. J
t sale of this season's
you have in next ten d
nday, May i.," lie and
to keep up with our gr
ntities. They are mad
ts for Butterick Patterr
Is one where health abounds.
With impure blood there cannot
be good health.
With a disordered LIVER there
cannot be good bl!ood.
Ut 'S Pills
ify the torpid LIVER and restore1
A healthy LIVER means pure
blood. - -I
Pure blood means health.
Health means happiness.
no Substitute. All Drugrists.
WANT TO BUY A
me in and let us show you our
of goods suitable for the occasiodr.
rrv Bowls, handsome designs,
O 'to $50.00. Bonbon and Olive
es, $3.50 to $10.00. Carving Sets,
to $10.00. Sterliig Silver Spoons,
:s, Ladles in variety at attractive
Ludsonle Berry Bowls, $5.50, $6.50
5.00. Bonbon and Olive Dishes,
to $4.00. Decanters, $S.50 to
0. Sugar and Cream, $6.00 to $9.00.
autifully decorated, i m p o r t e d
I Bowls, $3.00 to $5.50. Cracker
$2.75 to $4.50. Chocolate Pots,
to $.5.50. Cake Plates, 72c. to
Good Clock is Always
e have a nice assortment of Clocks.
11 silver and gold artistic designs,
to $5.00, Eight-day Mantle
ks, striking hours and half hours,
to $10.00. Handsome gold Clocks,
0 to $25.00. Candelebra in gold to
h gold clocks, $5.50 to $10.50.
you can't conme write for our Illus
d Catalogue of staple goods, viz.,
ches, Jewelry, Silverware, Cut
I-. LA CHIICOT TE & CO.1
424 Plain Street,
Columbia, S. C.
sehr Bros. Lester
Lnd Smith & Barnes.
Ye have enough kinds of Pianos
re to meet your wishecs and de
rs-exarctly the kind of piano
>u ought to have, ait precisely the I
-ic you wvish to pa:y, anil on
most anryterms you as..
Ovrp. Y. M. C. A.
Cohunubin. S. C.
PIANOS and ORGANS.
Murray's Buchu, Gin arnd Juni
w is. prescriibed and end ersedl by
ninent, prhysrcans. t cures
hein all else fails. Prevents Kid
sy Disease, Droprsy, Bright's
isease, etc. At all dIrug stores.
$1.00 a Bottle,
Or Direct fromr
THE MURRAY DR~UG CO,,
Columbia, s. C.
ti-e is herebyv given that S. S.
man, Executor of the last Will
Testament of the estate of Mrs.
v A. Fancette. deceased, has this
made application unto me for a
dischrarge as such Executor, andl
the 11th day of May, A. D). 1905,
o'clock A. M., at 'my office, haw
appointed for the hearing of said
ion. D. A. BROOM,
dge of Probate Fairfield Co., S. C.|
iles of Colon
more desirable cotton fabrics on at our:
ays, as the H. B. Claflin Co. will sell On<
the head of our house, Mr. Mimnaugh,
owing millinery trade. Stock complete,
e over the handsome, up=to=date models
S0., C o u m b ie
From Chicago, every day, March i
Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Sacrar
California. Tickets good in touri
berth, Chicago to San Francisco, Lo<
and many other points in Californi:
Union Passenger Station, Chicago, i
If you are thinking of such a trip,
it at least cxpense.
Handsome book descriptive of Calif
F. A. MILLER,
General Passenger Agent, c
z245 Railway Exchange,
Co-nplete information will be sent free on receipt of
this coupon with blank lines filled. Coupon should
be mailed to-day.
To Cure a Co
-raeLaxative Bromo Quinhii
Seven MEcio bases sold in past 12 manthe. 'Ti
I IXURE.The Blue RibI
Nwithe time to take a _
spring tomic By far the best
thing to take is Mlurray's Iron A beautiful fil
Mixture. It makes pure~ blood bination stallion
and gets rid of that tired feeling,. esna ea
At all druggists. sw ieas abe]
50c a Bottle. $10.00 for the:
Or Direct from sent from a disl
cents per day.
THE MURRAY DRUG CO., A. M. Owens, 3
' columbia, s. C. is hereby autbo:
________________________-fees due for servi,
the past season.
lul tIAE~ TFOES Beginning We(
Comet will be at
GROWN BY US. Jin Winnsboro eve
Carnations........7e. to $1.00 per dozen 3-29-3m R
Roses (tine greenhouse) ...
$2.00 to $3.50 per dozen A Big Gin
50e. to 75c. per dozen lt dn oe
Narcissus, Paper White....7$e. per dozen
Liyof Valley....$1.00 to $1.50 per dozen we offer for sale
Boxes of Pretty Mixed Flowers.... fu n odn
$1.00 to $5.00 inch suction fan
Baskets of Pretty Mixed Flowers ..- ning condition.
$1.50 to $10.00 This is an oppoi
Only the finest up-to-date varieties a mrvmn
OU UTOpatGET THE BEST ate stral
Artistic Bouquets for-all purposes ... Thbe Ridgeway
$1.00 to $10.00
STYLISH H[OME AND CHURCH TA
We make a specialty of will look as good
Fine Wedding Work. will have it-clean<
Iam prepared to
Wreaths, Crosses, Anchors, &c., you at the most r<
$2.00 up. and I guarantee s
In ordering Bouquets or Designs having your sui
give us an idea of what you want and pressed it will Joe
pice, and we will please you. Cut better all the whb
Flowers, Plants, Bulbs and Seed'
shipped everywhere so much longer. I
been in the habit
WRITE for PRICE LIST of SEEDS suit kept in good
Tnow ad see how i
ROSE fiEli UI 1IUn ion there wl ei
looks of the suit a
517 Main Street, COLUMBIA, s. C. wear. Give me a ti
store for the NEXT TEN
, Million Dollars' worth
will be on, and buy for
styles the best, prices
as our finer shoes.
t, S. C.
to May 15, 1905, to San Francisco,
nento and many other points in
;t sleeping cars. Rate for double
Angeles, Santa Barbara, Sacramcnto
, $7. Through train service from
ukee & St. Paul
ithern Pacific Line
this is your opportunity to make
:>rnia sent for six cents' postage.
W. S. HOWELL,
rGeneral I?actern1 Agent,
nlEW YORK CITY.
treet A ddress__________________
~robable DcTiatio -
Idin One Day *
will make this
tidgeway. Fee THE HECE L.OG BEAM
season. Mares SAW H I L K,
ance kept at 50wa
~insbooS. ., HEACOCK-KING FEED WORKS
~-zd to collect: ENeGIzs AND BoILEas. WooDWom~rs
~e by Comet for1 xxarG is SHINGLE AN sT
nesday May 3' GiBBEs MACHINERT Co..
Owens' stables -Columbia. s. C.
ry Wednesday. THE GIBBES SHINGL.E MACNIME
dgeway, S. C.
Bargain. WILL BE CONTINUED 1[
large our plant the future the same as inth,
a two-gin lint in the old establishment in :is
r, and a thirty departments with a full s'aek of
in perfect run- Caskets, Burial Cases and 4Jiis
constantly on hand, an&.. use of
tunity to make hearse whien requested.
n your ginnery Thankful for past~ pah'onage
below the ex. and solicitous for a Fhare inath
,t first hand, future, in the old sta'ad.
Ginnery Co. Calls attended to at atl'hours.
TII ELLIOTT SIR SHOP.
SUIT J. ii. ELLIOTT & CO.
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asonable prices Largest Dividends !
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