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LABOR BEING SCARCE
Yonr best help is in
Some one to pump water to your barn
It's a Gasoline Engiue.
If you want to runilight machinery
It's a Gasoline Engine.
If you want to saw wood
It's a Gasoline Engine.
Make known your wants and we will _do the rest.
W. 0. MCKEOWN & SONS,
Cornwell, S. C.
Ninety=three head on hands
Bought before the rise.
Now is the time and ,we
are the people to buy your
GREGORY=CONDER MULE CO.,
Harper Stables. COLUMBIA, S. C. Plain Street.
Come this way for your
farm supplies. Everything
for getting. ready for plant=
ing time. m
Ploughs and Plough Hoes,
Harness and Bridles, Collars,
Hames, Traces, Singletrees9
K. R. MicMASTER.
COTTON GINNERS AND MACHINERY OWNERS
Write for prices on the following
Babbit Couplings Gauges Lubricators Belt, Gundy
Drills Gauge Cocks -Oil Cups Belt, Rubber Drill Press
Hack Sa-w2 Oil Cans Belt, Leather Ejectors Hanmmers
Fittings Jnjectors Pipe Files Pulleys.
Lace Leather Packing all kinds, Shafting; Collars for shafting and anythimg
else ini miachinfery supplies.
Columbia Supply Co, - - - - Columbia, S. C.
CABBAGE PLANTS, CELERY, LETTUCE, BEET
AND ALL KINDS OF GARDEN PLANTS.
we are new prepared to furnish cabbatge plants~ grow n from tli hei~ bet
purchased from the most reliable salesmen ini the business. W\ e i av - the M
l owing varieties: Extra Early Waketields. Charlestoai or large ty ee ',ak-ie d
Henderson's Succession, Large typ~e Flat D~utch. These plants are g .n
the open air and will stand great cold. WVe use the same jslan to i no
sand acre truck farmx. We have a careful mian in charge of the l.. n' dI i~l
ment, and will carefully pack them, we guarantee the ctount, expres raIte'
be reduced thirty per cent from last season.
Prices, in small lots $1.50'per thousan d, in large 1o's $l.0) t~ o .25 'w
sand f. o. b. Meggetts, S. C, If cash does not ac :ompanyv 'rd!er 00 oos
shipped C. 0. D. N. H. BLITCH COMPAN Y,
Meggetts, S. C.
down pains are a symptom of the most serious trcub!e which, can
s.attack a' woman,,viz: falling of the womb. With this,,generally,~
co'me Irregular, p'ainful. scanty org pruse .periata, wr u, w~Aakf
i gdhainb,-dreatifulbagracle, h aa), zier~s ~ iess, irn- '
tbIty, tired feeling,.'inibiity to 4s. oss of aste ,'voor -and.
bostty. Th'e G'Te la
Woman's Relief "
that marvelous, curative extract, or natur-al essence, of herbs, which
exerts such a wonderful strengthening irmluence on all female organs.
Cardul relieves pain, regulates the menses, stops drains and stim
ulates the muscles to pull the womb up into place.
* It is a safe and permanent cure fcr all female complaints.
WRI-TE.US A LETTER ~ IS~RDAFLPI
Sin strictest confidence, telling us all iywm n vre; rtsMs
your troubles., We will send.free ad1 am aeo ebtrGoeg~.
vice (in .plain sealed envejlope). Ad-' ad ymne eevr ~fl
dress: ILdies' Advisory. Dept., The adr~ua.SnetkrgCru
Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chatta- c~l i a ne woman, and do not
THE VALUE OF OKRA
AN IMPORTANT FOOD PLANT THAI
IS MUCH NEC'-..CTED.
Its Nutritie Properties A:e Very
High and It Is Particui::: Bene
ficial In C.ses of Chronic t:&diges
tion-Sone Simple Recipes.
Okira is a very important and useful
pla!.i. with ninuierous uses, the most
:ipor'tant lng for the table. The
gr'eA ids wvithout doubt make the
linest soup vegetable supplied by the
garden. Cooked whole they also fur
nish a j.alartable side dish. The nu
trient properties of okra are very high.
and it has the additional adva:.tage of
being an exceedingly wholesome arti
cle of food. It is erroneously called
gumbo in many cook books and even
in' some eucyclopedias. The name of
the plant and its fruit is okra. Gumbo
is a general termn for various kinds of
soup nade of it. Okra, in fac':, issan
excellent food much neglected.
very important consideration from
the 'alimentary point of view is the un
usually high percentage of digistible
matter. That fact had been establish
ed by common experience long before
any analysis of the pod had been
thought of, for wherever the vegeta
lIle is in use it is well known that the
soup is highly beneficial to :persons
with weak stomachs. Often it will be
retained when nothing else can be tak
en, and it has in many cases restored
tone to digestive organs that seemed
hopelessly disordered. It is a partic
ularly beneficial food in cases of dys
entery and chronic indigestion.
The dried seeds, parched and ground,
are said to make an accel)table.sub
stitute for coffee. rA substitute for ar
rowroot can be made from the roots.
The leaves, green o,7dry. are used, de
cocted. for their demulcent pro*3erties.
The inner bark, soft and white, con
tains a strong fiber resembling flax.
The outer bark is also tibrous and, to
gether with the wpody part of the
plant, furnishes excellent paper -stock.
As okra Is easily raised, it can be cul
tivated 'with profit. 1
For table. use the pods must be cut
while tender, generally when about
three inches long. They grow :-apidly
and soon become woody. The plant is
very prolific, and it will continue to
bear until touched by frost. A small
patch will more than meet the require
ments o:f an ordiiary family, and the
surplus may be preserved for winter
use by t-o convenient methods. . The
easier is by drying. Slice the pod,
erosswavs, into sections a quarter .of
an Inch thiel:. spread thin on large
dithe's oStay-s n'nd eipqose to ibe sun
f--ont da 0 t;'y untll ther.ovghly dried.
l!mt in uacs, or Fose 'aUs . a-t kP
fire' fr 0 Mi.stere. Iabe other rethod
of p!eseivation it- by canniog, wich
wil.i be calaiued later on. - The plant
is foliacious and ornamen-tal enough
fcrfthe lower garden. T'.The leates are
arge 'and palmatisected, and th.e bios
son's, which in form resemnblithose of
the holiyhoek. ar'e ;it fir-st a brilliant
gold, with a purple disk. After the
first day the gold also takes a purplish
hue. a *
Here are some of the best recipes for
coking okra: Okra soup-Tt.ke ,a
piece of beef or a manrow. bone, put
on in cold water and boll until co'oked.
I lice one juart of okra pods crossways
into thin sections and add, with enoigh
stmined ripe tfinatoes to give the soup
a ric~h color. Continue to boil until
the okra is .thoroughly cooked, which
w.:il take abaut lifteen niin'utes, A
green pepper,. from which the seeds
have been remove liced and added,
wll improve the fiavor. The various
gumbos, chicken,- fish or crab, are made
in' he same mxarner.
..n excellent soup can be made with
out meat by boiling' the okra, sliced
,s above, and adding when eooked a
god1sized piece of butter. Other vege
ta>ces, such as carrots, onibns and
eery, may also be used, but lovers of
ora prefer it straight. Soup made as
above will keep in a, cool place for sev
eral dafh 'nd improve with age.,
A savory dishr for lunch or dinner is
made in the fol]~'ving manner: Butter
a pudding dish, put in a layer of cook
ed or half cooked rice, a layer of sliced
okra, a layer of ripe sliced tomatoes,
butter, pepper, salt and. a little sugar
if the acid of the tomatoes be objec
tionable; repeat the layers until the
dih is filled: grate breadcrumbs on
top, with pieccs of butter; pour In as
much boiling water as the dish will
hold; bake long enough to cook; serve
Okra also makes a palatable vegeta
ble dish. but in this form' it Is not al
ways acceptable on first acquaintance.
Its substance is viscous, and for that
reason probablyr does not at once cap
tiae the taste. Put the pods, %hole,
it> boiling water, with salt; boil
about fifteen minutes or. until cooked;
pour'ofl' the water,. place in a hot dish,
add pepp~er anC plenty of good butter.;
serve ot. Coo ied in this way, treated
with o)od vine~nmr and served cold, it
Ary hjan. A~ ire can do her own can
nirg of *'J:'. ticee arnd boil the okra
until two- ;'(lr c:acked; put in a hot
jar,' i flu ':!. .ri tight and place in a
drk closet: If" desired, add strained
toai:te. and blJi until the okra is
throghycok'ed, but be ca~ful in
either can< t:o cait sa-t:- >ut up in jars
a::.s abov. 1;' folowing-,this method
oka sup na be had thrroughut the
in the sam::h 1:0e taste for okra isai
ver'.h!, possibly an iunheritanced Else
wh'e it may, like that for the' olive,
hb.'c' to .be cultivated. lBut the taste
doe'.;'ot require mnuoh cu-ltivation, and,
o~m'nceijuir'ed, it is a permanent pos
sssin-New" York Herald.
To the honest miend the best perqul
sits of a piace are the advantages It
gxi for doing good.-Addisonl.
A Habit to Be Encouraged.
The miher who has acquired the.
.:'', kmig en hi md a bottle of I
hmbiiin'am (oughl Rtemedy, saves <
I sl :., ci: t am]ounlt of t'neaineiss 1
mal ani et. v. ( 'ugh ;, cohlls and croup, (
:ni'eb chii'iren aie usi'ceptile are<
ia iely oured by its us~e. It counter- I
mv rcnde'ui'v (if a cold to) result in<
.m ui ,i, sed dif uiven a~s soon as the 2
r1 ' m:.h o omef eroup appear, it will I
revent t he atta'k. This remedy eon
ins nomingm. inmj.irous and mothers I
* it. to iilttle on's with a feeling ofj t
etIP securiiity. Sold by Obear Drug t
JUST TEA LEAVES.
The Spectacle They Present Undes
a Powerful Microscope.
"Have a lock," said the histologist.
And he rose from the beautiful, deli
cate microscope, and his ccmpanion
took his place.
, There was a little fiddling and ad
justing of tiny screws. 'Cien the
"Ugh!aGhastly! What have we here
-a railroad wreck?"
"You are looking," answered the his
tologist, "at a part-of the remains of a
Ie v thdrev that slide and put an
otlher in its place.
"Another tragedy?" the tyro asked.
"The remnants of a beetle," the his
AY third slide was placed beneath the
"This," said the tyro, "should be a
"It is only," returned the scientist, "a
commingling of the desiccated frag
ments of a fly, a centiped, a moth and
The tyro yawned.
"Histology is interesting," be said in
a br-ed voice. "Where did you get
"Out of a packet of tea."
"'A packet of tea? What kind of
"Heaven. ? I am a tea drinker. Ex
The histologist, smiling, said: L
"rea'grows on bushes. The leaves
are plucked by hand. Imagine.your
self stripping rosebush after rosebusb.
miles on miles, of their leaves. Well,
that is what tea .pick-ing is like.
. "The native pickers work fast. They
plck as many as twenty-five pounds of
leaves a day-a bundle bigger than a 1
"Now, the tea plant is the prey of a
undred insects, and the picker in his
aste doesn't pause to brush off each
leaf or to wash' it, for he works, as we
say, by piece wor-k. 4
"The picked leaves" re dried on char
coal fires. They shrivel under the heat
and ,the insect,' larvae and chrysalids
mong them change to dust. This'dust
looks to the ordinary eye like leaf frag
ments, but under, the microscope it
looks, as you remarked, like an insect
railroad wreck or a pygmy battlefiel.
It tastes like-but you know as well as
I do what it tastes like."
"Tomorrow," said the other, "I am
going to bring some of my wife's tea
ere examine wkh you."-New York
An Amended Quotation.
Miss Ida -Tarkb0't first jour.nalistie
emporthace w itr of "e Chau
auqua -, eree pr on the'jour
Il, egoe editor ettie O City Dedek,
ad estaMlihed'the custom of heading
with aqudtatiesM the column in.whiek
be. made brief mention of4 the news
f the day. Miss Tarbell 'followed his i
abit and bent her mind to the task 1
of suppLying suitable quotations. Once
upon a time she set down, as plain as
pen could .set it:1
"'.lhe meek eyed morn appears, moth
er of dews."
Thei she went, home, pardonably
proud of knewing her Thomson so
well, and at the head of the oolumn
next day she read:
"The weak eyed worm appears."
A Lack of Firmness.
A very matter of fact Scotchman
al-ed to see a neighbor, an old Irish
woman, who had been ailing for some
time, when the following conversation
took placetat the door:
"And how do you find yourself today,
"Su~re, your honor, I'm mighty bad.
'his shocking -weather'll be the end
of me. I'll be a dead woman before
"Hoots, toots, woman! Ye've been
saying that for the last twenty years:
'll tell ye what it is-ye want firm
ness e' mdnd. Fin' a day for yer dee
ing and stick tae It!"
When Hatia Were Unknown.
In ancient day~s hats were unknown,
men having hoods attached to their
uter garments, which they' wore or
discarded at pleasure. Stow, the old
historian, say-s that nobody wore any
thing else except the lord mayor of
London, who sometimes donned a hat
on state occasions. In the reign of
King Henry VII., he says, the citizens
began to wea'r "flat caps knit of wool
en yarn, black,' but so light that they
were obliged tc tie them under their
chns~ for else the wind would be mas-1
ter over them."
Death by Lottery.
Among other complications of Chi
nese law and its execligion is a unique
and rather racy method of dealing with
prisoners by lottery. Once a year the 4
rermilion pencil of imperial authority
is waved over a chart on, which thei
namt's of convicted criminals are writ-1
ten, and those 'which it includes .in a
haphazard sweep are executed forth
with. The rest are either,reprieved al
together or thelir. executions are post
poned for another year.
"Dear Pop," wrote the boy from the
art school, "don't send'me any more
money. I-'have saved'half that which -
yo sent me. lait amo'nth." "Camie
home," wir ~e old -man?"you'll ney
er make an 1-ut
De Laye-I'm a unu-mum man who
nun-nun n'ever says dud-dud die,. dud
dud don't you'anow? M1s. Goede
Well, never mind; you certainly try
hard enough to do so.-Life.
Pa~y as you go- and~ quit going so
muh.-Dallas (Tex.) Nws.
Men Past Sixty in Danger.
More than halF fimankinid over sixty
rears of age suff'er from ki ney and
ladder disorders, usually en largamientI
f prostrate gland. This is both pain]
uli and dangerous, and Foley's Kidnv y
ure should he taken at the first sign y
f danger, as it corrects irregularities ~
.nd has cured many ol men of this.
lisease. Mr. Rodney Burnett, Rock I
mort, Mo., writes: "I suffered with en- I
arged prostrate gland and kidney 12
rouble for years and after takingr t wo
cttles of Folev's Kidney ('me I feel
tter than I have for tw'enty years al- 3
bough I anm now 91 yoars old." Sold a
)ne of Ancient Roman Make Has the
Some curious one has collected a
nass of interesting facts concerning
netallic pens. Some of these refer
nces run back as far as the four
:eenth and even the thirteenth cen
ury, and, curiously enough. in the
!ase of the manuseript of Robert d'Ar
ols, the forger scribe, is'said to have
ised a broize pen in order to disguise
iis writing and - make his deceptiou
nore safe. A IRoman inetal pen is
iaid to have been found at Aosta, not
t mere strylus, but a bronze pen slit,
tnd there is some evidence of a pen
>r reed of bronze nearly as early as
he invention of printing in the fif
:enth century. More than a hun
Ired years ago some steel pens were
nade in, Bninghain for Dr. Priestly,
md som ef these .placed into the
lands of SM Josiah Mason In his earle
ays with Mr. Harrison. but all seem to
iave bee'n lost. The first pen of metal
>f a definite date, beyond all question,
s one in a Dutch pitent bo'ok of 1717.
%t about the sane time a polite ode
>f Pope's refers to a "steel an golden
)en," but these were evidently lux
iries only, and It was not until about
he end of the first quarter of the last
entury that metallic pens became
nore generally in use. In the "Local
;otes and 'Queries" in the Birmiig
iam Weekly Post definite evidence
ias been given of steel pens as early as
.800 and more commonly in 1817, but
t was about 1S23 and .1824 that the
;reat revolution came by which peas
vere made by a cheaper process-the
kand screw press-wlich piereed the
)ens from steel roled into tube' fash.
on and the'joint formed the sht, but
hese required - considerable labor tc
ijape them i-nto pen form., The use
f the screw press belongs to the pe
lod of John Mitclell, Joseph Gillot
Lnd Josiah Mason, but on a careful
-eview of'the facts it seems to be
:lear that John Mitchell has the best
:laim to be considered as the original
ntroducer of press made pens.-Buffa
PITH AND POINT.
Being worthless pays no dividends.
Keeping a diary is nearly as hard
vork as keeping a dairy.
Being favorably impressed is the
heapest way we know of being a good
Nothifig makes us qute so m d as
o have people say, "What made you
'It is terribly hard to impressopeo
de~wi't.teierfe'er aseing ii a
Every-one reaiJkes whm .he gees,tc
a photograpdr's' tlfite Is not look
9ghis pi-ettiest. a
It Is all right W do things for yo'r
ewn, but first do thing for your
ome and family.
We are ,all pretty easily.,. pleased
heni we consid-er that th'ree or four
imes a day we see exactly 'how we
ook 'in the looking glass.-Atchison
Antiquity of Cheating.
False w~eights were found in the
uins of the oldest city that' has yet
een exhumed. And false weights will
robably he consumed when the earth
trops into the sun and the heav~ens are
oled to3gether like a scroll. A~ncient
eco:ds and ancient statute books are
ull of evidonee that every modern
~ractica'i device down to adulterations
nd crookd'scales was familiar to our
ncestors of th~e plateau of Iran before
he migrations. Vice is- the old in
~abiant; virtuc' isthe' ner'comer, the
mmigrant, reev with reluctance
nd compelled to fight for every inch of
round he gains.-Reader Magazine.
A5 Great Lacc 'of Love,
There Is a plieasant story beIng told
ust now of an Irish priest who, tak
g leave of his congregation,.gave his
asons for going: "First, 'you do not
ve me, flor you have conibuted noth
g to my support; second, you do not
ve each* other, for I have not'cele
~rated a marrylage since I arrived;
hird, the good God does not love you,
or he has not taken on'e of you to
imself; I have not had a single fuaer.
."-London Telegraph. ,y
Why she Loved Her.
Mrs. Cummins - So you love your
andmamma. 'do you, Gracie? And
hy do you love her racie-Be
aeshe used to' punis amma when
nanmna was a little girl. I hope she
sed to spank mamma as hard as
namma spanks. me. -Boston Tran
The Flight of Birds.
One of the few men to recover sight
fter being blind from the birth of rec
llection was reported to have wonder
d at nothing so much as .the flight of
he birds. "Wh~y do not pdople make
nore fuss about them?2" he said.-Lon
Gus de Smiythe-Those new boots of
'ours squeak awfully. Perhaps they're
ot paid for yet. Joh'nny That's all
ionsense. If there is anythung in that,
.hy don't my co::t and vest and my
rousers and'my ha:t squeak too?
Old Enos2~rh to.Notice.
"Are your papa nd,=m~ a-4
Ionie?" aissl the OQMQr.
"No." re'iied Mttte Mi.rguerite; "one
>f the~ ty be here. but'itheyssever
re bo house at the saine time."
"Some men stv." remarked the bean
iful heiress, "that I have no heart.",
"Oh, tilat doesn't mnatter," replied the
oor but willing to be honest yonith;
TI'l give you mine."-Chicago News.
A Fearful Fate.
It is a fearful fate to have to
ndure the the terrible torture of
~ies. "I can truthfully say,"
rites Harry Cohon, of Mason
ille, Ia., "thbat for Blind, Bleed
g, Itching and Probuding Piles,
lucklen's Arnica Salve is the
est cure madle." Also best for
uts, burns arnd injuries. 25c. at
[cMrster Co.. Obear Drug Co.
Dd John H. McMaster & Co,
will be sc
Call and i
D. A. Cra
The problem of selecting a piano is v
that you buy from should be one of
that represents the pianos of standarn
that is noted for fair dealing.
all these requisites.
the PIANOS to suit you.
will buy a good piano from us.
made easy to cash buyer.
write us for catalogue, prices and terms.
IALOXE'S USIC HOUSE,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Pianos and Organs.
Established Over 20 Year
J. Wilson Gibbes
1412 Main St., Columbia, S. C.
South Carolina Agent
best writing machine at any price.
CHICAGO TYPEWRITFR-T h e
best for the price--$35 and $50.
AL L MAKES-Rented, Exchanged,
Bought. Repairing on the premises by
RUBBER STAMP FACTORY -
Stamps made every day on the prem
ises. Stencil Plates, Daters Number
ing Machines, Check Punclies of all
OFFICE SUPPLIES AND FUR
NITURE--Everything from a Pen
Point to a Roll Top Desk. Sectional
Fling Cases, Bookcases and Card In
dexes a specialty, 10-18.
WILL BE CONTINUED IN
the future the same as in the past
in the old establishment in all its
departments with a full stock of
Caskets, Burial Cases and Coffins
constantly on hand, and use of
hearse when requested.
Thankful for past patronage
~and solicitous for ashare inthe
future, in the old stand.
Calls attended to at all hours.
TH~ EIJOTT GIN SHOP.
J. M. ELLIOTT & CO.
DR. A. L. OTT,
Ridgeway, S. C
Crown and Bridge Work a spesialty.
ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR
Write for prices and catalogue.
We storrs oe of the ]argest and
in the South, and can save you
money on your purchases. What- -
ever you need, get our prices be
Special bargains in Farm Wagons
and Buggies. Best makes.
The Implement Co.,
1302 Main SI. Rihmand, V.
TAX RETIRK R 1176.
. The County Auditor'sOffeewiH be
open for the parpose oftaking Tax:Re.
turns form JanurIy 1 to F 28,
1906. This Is the year for making re
turns of real estate and each trant of
land must bIlgtetOge
Parties bween .
one and siaty areiae-to -iim
less otherrise exemb, ad
liable to poll tax arerequilre1* to
make return of- the same. Ex.Vond.
erate soldiers-are eeinyt frair ax
at the age of ffty years.
All returns must be made In person
or by some authoriselacrigt, %
There will accruea. -0-41 ng
cent. where partis alto td keQ~u
within the me iten J eJe.
The Auditor or his *%R beat
the usual laces for~ 't rMMs on
dys men ~oned.
These appointments ar made ttlbe
convenience of thetax psy"etatn t Is
hoped they will remember and take
advantage of the opp-ortunty AU4 not
be in the rush in they la.t i iti'eb.
rWodwards, Tuesday and Witnel.
y, January 2 and s.
Whiteoak, Thursday and Fiday,
January 4 and 5.
Winnsboro, Saturday, January 8.
Ridgeway, Monday -abd
January 8 and 9.
Blythewpod, Tuesday and:
day, Januar9and 10.
Bear Crk (X. L Cooyer) ia
11 and 12. -
Winnaboro,.Saturday Jan. .3&
Feasterville,' fftucett st- q
day n Wednsy,zu rma u
Crosbyville, Thursdayan day
Januar 18 and 19. a- r~y
Monticelle Tuesday and Wedaegday
January23 ad 24.
Jenkinsvslle, Thursday and- Friday,
Jann 25 and 26.
Greenbrar TosaJanuary 30.
Simpson's, Wensa, January. 31.
& Longtown, Thursday and FrI~Iay
February 1 and 2.
Winnsboro, Saturday and Monday,
February 3 and 5.
Gladden's Grove, (Lumpkin's store),
!iTfor FWedesday and Thursday,
Februr 7 and 8.
Bucklek, Friday, (Psy's store)
Oakland, Satury Feray10.
$tevenson, TuesaFbur 13.
Dolass, edd Fbury 14.
.Auditor Fairfield County.
*12 6 td
FOR ALL PURPOSES8REP~
Ross........ ...........- 08per dOesea
Lily of Valley.08.to $1.50 per desezn
Ase........3c to 75c. per doseia
Bouquet., Baekets or Boxes of
pretty Mixed Flowers..-.....41.509.
We make a specialty of,
Write us when youlwlsh anythiueda
FLOWERS, Pg (S
BULBS OR 8RD&ns
For sale by flctaster Co.
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ORGANIZED IN 1845..
STRICTLY MUTUAL, NO8TOCE.
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'ormation will be submittsd'
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