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Mowers and Rakes
A big shipment just in. Not
in a trust. They give satis=
faction. Let us show them
to you before buying.
K. R. McMaster.
HERE IT IS AGAIN=
Several 6 H. P. and one 15 H. P. Rebuilt
Engines and Boilers for sale or trade.
Also have several Gins and Presses on our
list of second-hand Machinery.
But don't think that it is all we have.
Just let us hear from you, and we will tell
you more about it.
W. 0. McKEOWN &JSONS,
* Cornwell, S. C.
"Machine Shops in the Pines."
It is Not What You Pay
For What You Get,
But What You Get
For What You Pay.
When you trade here, you get just what you pay
for--and fully as much or more than what you get
elsewhere for the. same amount of money. It will
always pay you to come here for what you have to
get. Our- stock is complete--Furniture, Dry Goods,
Notions, Millinery, Buggies, Wagons, Groceries, etc.
If you cannot get it at Boag's, it is not to be had.
J.0. BO0AG .
I can show you the jprettiest line
of FIGURED ORUANDIES and
LAWNS in town. A look will con
vince you that they are the best and
cheapest you can get anywhere for
GEO. R. LAUDERDALE.
Almost instantly, and leave no bad effects.
They also relieve every other pain, Neural
*gia, Rheumatic Pain, Sciatica, Backache,
Stomach ache, Aguie Pains, Pains from in.
- ury, Bearing-down pains, Iundigest ion, Diz
ziness, Nervousness and Sleeplessness
By taig one or two Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain
Pills when you feel an attack coming on.
You not only avoid suffering, but the weak
ening influence of pain upon the system. If
nervous, irritable and cannot sleep, take a
tablet on retiring or when you awaken.
This soothing influence upon the nerves
brings refreshing sleep.
A STORY OF WEBSTEI3
ONE OCCASION WHEN DANIEL WAc
An Ineident Which Shocked and Sur.
prised Him Into Tears - The Admi.
ration, the Loyalty and the Gener
oulty of His Circle of Friends.
The following incident in the life o1
Daniel Webster was related to the
writer by the late Joshua Seward:
Mr. Seward came to Woburn fron
Boston in the early seventies and
bought a farm, where he lived until
his death in 1885. He was a native 01
the New Hampshire "Peace City," from
which place he came to Boston in early
manhood and later engaged in the liv
ery business off School street. He was
a genial, social, active young man, and
in a short time many of the business
and professional men of the city werc
his friends and patrons. Daniel Web.
ster, then in the fullness of his mas
terly manhood, was his particulax
friend and most favored patron. One
year Webster early engaged to delivei
the Fourth of July oration in the city.
A public procession was then an im
portant feature of the celebration, and
the orator of the day was the chief
person of distinction in the parade. Ir
those days there were no four wheeled
vehicles for convenience or for pleas
ure. A chaise was the proper carring(
for gentlemen to use. Webster waE
popular and proud as popular. le saw
no chaise in the city as good as he de
sired to appear in on that importani
occasion, and therefore he ordered on(
to be built by the principal carriagE
maker of the city (Sargent, I think ii
was), to be ready for use on that day.
In the morning of the Fourth he ap
peared at Seward's stable office and
requested Seward to go to the carriag(
shop and get the chaise he had ordered
Seward harnessed a horse and went tc
the carriage shop as directed and tol
the proprietor he had come for Mr
Webster's chaise. The proprietor it
firm and measured tones that could
not be misunderstood asked, "Did Mr
Webster send the money to pay for th(
In relating this to me Seward said
"I was never so astonished in my life
I should have been less surprised if h<
had raised his fist and knocked m(
down. I had no thought that there wa.
a man living who had ever heard o:
the great Webster, the godlike Daniel
who would or who could have deniet
him any request it was possible t
grant. I could only say, 'He sent n(
money by me.' 'Then,' said the pro
prietor, 'tell him he can have the chaisi
when he sends the money to pay for i
and not till then.' " Seward said h
was never in such a dilemma in all his
life. He could not go back and tell tha
great man, whom he adored, that h(
could not have the chaise till he pak
for it. And yet he must go back anc
tell him something. But what could h(
tell him? Finally, after much though
and study it occurred to him that hi
had a new chaise which he would offel
to Webster and tell him that the var
nish on the one he had ordered was no
yet hard and that it would be liable t<
injure if taken out in the heat and dus:
of that public day. Webster met Scw
ard at the door when he returned, ani
before Webster could ask a questiol
Seward was telling him the story hi
had invented on the way home. Web
ster made no reply, but accepted Sew
ard's statement as true and rode in his
chaise that day.
About a week later Webster came
again and said to Seward, "I think thi
varnish on that chaise is hard now
and you may go down and get it.'
Seward said: "With a heavy heart]
harnessed a horse and went again tC
the shop. I knew I should not get thi
chaise, and I was not disappointed. II
the same manner I was asked the sami
question as before. I could not inven1
another story that would be credible
and was therefore compelled to gC
hack and tell him the truth." Webstel
was impatiently awaiting Seward's re
turn, and when in hailing distance hi
called tQ Seward: "Where is thi
chaise? WVhat Is the trouble?" Sewarc
approached him more closely and iI
tones so low that no one could over.
hear him replied, "He told me to tel
you that you could have the chai
when you sent the money to pay for Ii
and not before." Webster stood sileni
an instant and then with voice trem
bling with emotion exclaimed. "My
God, Joshua, did he say that?" and
sank into a nearby chair and cried as
would a deeply aggrieved child of si3
It is well known that Webster would
Incur debt, apparently with no thought
that there were two parties to a con
tract, a creditor and a debtor, and
that their moral obligations were co
equal. Consequently his creditors sc
multiplied and his indebtedness so in
creased as to interfere with his po
litical plans, if not, indeed, threaten his
political future. At this time his
friends came to his aid and, it Is said,
raised the sum of*$40,000 to cancel his
ixdebtedness and relieve him from the
further annoyance and pressure of his
creditors. When we realize that $40'.
000 was a larger sum to raise then for
any purpose than would be $200,000
today we have some measure of the
admiration and the loyalty of his
friends.-H. C. Hall in Boston Tran
script. _______ ___
"I thought you said you couldn't live
without me," sneered the girl.
"So I did," answered the man.
"Yet you're living."
"No; I'm not Just boarding; that's
John Hunter, the famous anatomist,
once said that the feminine love of con
versation was a consequenee of a pe
culiarity in brain tissue.
Saved liis Comrade's Life.
"While returning from the Grand
Army Encampment at Washington
City, a comrade from Elgin, Ill., was
taken with cholera morbus and wa in
a critical condition," says Mr. J. E.
Houghland, of Eldon, Iowa. "I gave
him Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy and believe saved
his life. I have been engaged for ten
years in immigration work aud con
ducted many parties to the south and
west. I always carry this remedy and
have used it successfully on many ec
casions." Sold by Obear Drug Co. and
ACROSTICS AND ANAGRAMS.
They Have Been Known Since the
Days of the Ps=lmi-.
We find that the acrost;c is the mvot
ancient form of puzzling ri:nkiind.
Acrostic is Greek for a number of
verses the first letters of which for:n
a word, sometimes a name ::nid sono
times a sentence. The fin.l et ter run
form a word, or, as Addis,:i ell us.
the letters will even run down the en
ter of the verses as a se:m. The ie
brew poets often made their verses am
over the entire alphabet. Twclve of the
psalms are written on this plm. the
most notable being the One Iundred
and Nineteenth. This has twenty-two di
visions, or stanzas, corresponding to the
twenty-two letters of the lieblew al
phabet. Each stanza is formed of eight
couplets, and the first line of each coup
let in the first stanza in the origina!
Hebrew begins with the letter aleph,
the second commences with beth. the
third with gimel, and so on through fihe
alphabet. The English divisions of the
psalms are called after the Hebrew let
ter that began the couplets. It was
also customary to compose verses on
sacred subjects after the fashion of IIe
brew acrostics. This was done with a
view to aid merory. and such pieces
were called abcedarian hymus.
The riddle Is also of ancient origin.
The Proverbs of the Bible, or sayings
attributed to Solomon, are often in the
form of riddles. Was it not the queen
of Sheba who proposed riddlks to Solo
mon? The Koran, the scripturai book
of the Mohammedans, also contains rid
dles, as do some books now in exist
ence, written in Arabic and Persian.
The aincient Egyptians also propound
ed riddles, and one of the seven wise
men of Greece, who lived in the sixth
century B. C., was ce!ebratcl for his
riddles In verse. Homer, the Greek
poet, according to a statement in I'lu
tarch, died of vexation at not beir:A
able to solve a riddle. In the middle
ages riddles were encouragcd for
amusement on winter nights in the
baronial hall and also in the monastery.
In later days some of the most brilliant
men of letters contributed to the list of
The anagram,.or transposition of the
letters in words or sentences, was
much in vogue in Greece in the olden
times. The Cabalists, or Jewish doc
tors, thought that the anagram always
pointed out a man's destiny, and if his
name written backward or transposed
in any way spelled a word with mean
ing they firmly believed it a revelation.
The fiatterers of James I. of England
proved his right to the British mon
archy as the descendant of the myth
ical King Arthur from his name,
Charles James Stuart, which becomes
"claims Arthur's seat." The best ana
grams are those which have in the
new order of letters some signification
appropriate to that from which they
are formed. When Pilate asked. "Quid
est veritas?" (What is truth?) he prob
ably had no idea that his question an
swered itself, but it did. The transpo
sition made it, "Est vir qul adest" (It
Is the marn who is here). Anagrams
were written as early as 250 B. C., and
their name comes from the Greek
words ana (backwar-d) and gramma
Where the Lady Was Going.
An official of a New England road
told the following:
The ticket agents in the Boston office
of our road are greatly troubled by
patrons who, when wishing to pur
chase tickets, lay down a coin and
neither tell where they are going nor
how many tickets they want. This ne
cessitates one or more questions on the
part of the patient agent. One day a
little elderly lady approached the win
dow of the office, placing a large fami
ly umbrella on the slab, and, after
fumbling nervously in her pocketbook.
pulled out a quarter and laid it down
without a word to the ticket seller.
"Where are you going, madam ?" ask
ed the ticket agent
"Oh, I'm going to the doctor," was
the tremulous reply.
-An Apt Pupil.
A professor who, when asked a ques
tion, was in the habit of saying: "That
Is a very good point indeed. Look it up
for yourself," was once much disgust
ed with a student who had failed to
answer a very simple question. "Mr.
Jones," said he, "I'm suirprised that
you, who are going to teach, cannot
answer such an elementary question.
Why, what would you do if one of your
pupils were to ask it?" "-Weil, profess
or," replied the other, "if such a thing
had happened before I came here I'm
afraid I would have said plainly that I
didn't know, but now I think I'd do
just as you do and say. 'Look it up,
my boy; look it up!' "
"Ethel," he whispered, "will you
"I don't know, Charles," she replied
"Well, when you find out." he said,
rising, "send me word, will you? I
shall be at Mabel Hicks' until 10
o'clock. If ! don't hear from you by
10, I'm going to ask her."-London Tit
I am convinced, both by faith and
experience, that to maintain oneself
on this earth is not a hardship, but a
pastime, if we will live simply and
wisely, as the pursuits of the simpler
nations are still the sports of the more
"What is the correct garb for a sur
geon about to perform an operation ?"
"A cutaway. I suppose."-Minneapo
I wlli not be conerned at men's not
knowing me; I will be concerned at my
own want of ability.-Confucius.
A sweet breath adds to the joys of a
kiss. You wouldn't want to kiss your
wife, mother or sweetheart with a bad!
breath. You can't have a sweet breath
without a healthy stomach. You can't
have a healthy stomach without per
feet digestion. There is only one rem-|
edy that digests what you eat and
makes the breath as sweet as a rose
and that remedy is KOD)OL FOR 1
DYSPEPSIA. It is a relief for sour
stomiach, palpitation of the headrt, and
other ailments arising from disorder of
the stomach and digestion. Take a
little Kodol after your meals and see -
what it will do for you. Sold by Juo.
rlYSelf -And tie. -M
I'm the best pal that I ever had,
I e to b): wit m
I like to sit mnd tefl myself
I often sit and as !
If I shoubin or I should,
And I lt ot my Ddi
Is alwa ys prtt ogl.
? never got acqa;ina ed w~ith my
And i flad mea f a bully chum,
I trt m. sinplv great.
I talk with nC :nd walk with me
A( show me right and wroug;
I neCver knew how well myself
AdI me could get itlong.
LStll(lV Of D T eT
I've und~e a std fmvself,
Compared with me ti!O lot.
And I'vO finally concluded
I'm the best friend that I've
A Tragic Finish.
A watchman's neglect permitted
a lek in the great North Sea
dyke, vwih a child's finlger could
have stopped, to becomo a ruiu
ons break, dekvastating an entire
province of Holland. In like
manner KCnneth McI;er, of
Vanceboro, Je., permitted a little
cold to go unnoticed until a tragic
finish was on!y averted by Dr.
King's New Discovery. He writes:
"Three doctors gave me up to die
of lung infiammation, caused by
a ntglected cold; but Dr. King's
New Disco-ery saved my life."
Guaranteed best coueh and cold
cure, at Jno. H. Mc Master & Co.'s
drug storo. 50c and $1 00. Trial
Some visitors who were being
shown over a pauper lunatic
asylum inquired of their guide
what method was employed to
discover when the inmates were
sufficiently recovered to leave.
"Well," replied he, "you see
it's this way. We have a big
trough of water, and we tarns on
the tap. We leave it running,
and telis 'em to bail out the water
with pails uutil they've emptied
"How does that prove it? asked
one of the visitors.
"Well," said the guide, "them
as ain't idiots turns off the tap."
It is always well to have a box of
salve in the house. Sinburn, cuts,
bruises, piles and boils yield to De
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. Should
keep a b)ox on hand at alIl times to pr
vide for emnerg~encies. For years the
standard, but followed by ma~ny imita
tors. Be sure you get, the genuine De
Witt's Witch Haztl Salve. Sold by
Juio. H. McMaster &: Co..
Lee In H-all of Fame.
A correspondent writing from
Dovesville, asks us whether -or
not the picture of Gen. R. E. Lee
is in the Hall of Fame. We do
not know that his picture is
there, but his name is there. He
was among the first of the im
mortals chosen for a place in
that institution. There was con
siderable discussion about his
selection for a place in the Hall
of Fame, and he was chosen as
worthy of this honor and largely
by the votes of the northern
judges who passed upon such
nominations as were made by the
public and seconded by the senate
of the New York university.
The Hall of Fame consists of a
colonnade 500 feet long on Uni
versity. Heights in New York city.
It is furnished with 150 panels,
upon which are placed simple in
scriptions of the name and dates
of birth and death of the famous
native Americans who are chosen
as the 150 greatest men of this
countrv. .Robert E. Lee, as we
have said, is among themn.-York
Bowel Comnpiaint in Children.
Dmintg the sununer months children
are subjeet to disordecrs o;f the bowels
w'haih should receive car-f-d attention
as soon as ;he first unnatural loose
ness of thec lowels appears. TIhe best
meiine in use for bowel complaint is
Chambiuerlain's Colie, Cholera and
Diarrihoea Remedy, as it promuptly con
trols any unnatural looseness of the
bowels. For sale by O bear Drug Co.
and all medicine dealers.
Some elocutionist has made a
collection of more than 200
"A g!-own gea goig
green." gea goin
"The blcak breeze blighted the
bright broom blossomns."
"Flesh of freshly dried flying
"Six thick thistle sticks."
"Two toads tried to trot to Ted
"Give Grimes Jim's great gilt
"St iet, strong Stephe'n Stride
snaied slickly six sickly sily
"She stood at the door of Mrs.
Smith's fish satuse Khop welcom
ng him ini."
The first three are the gems of
he collection. I t is said to be
mposibl f or any~ on~e to repeat
N. I. Trth - . Paulz , I 4.4Iun Ie: 'l.
od h4 alth mi lom ife~ hc (ame by t:ak
~cn-ter' RJocky. Moutain TeCo
FOR PRICE A
IT WILL PAY YO
SEE US WHEN
A LARGE STOCK
BEST KINDS NO
m17 Plain Street.
COTTON GIINNERS AND
Write for prices o
Babbit Co:plingis Gauges
Drills Gauge Co'ks Oil Cup
Hack Saws Oil Cans Belt, Le
Fittings Injectors Pipe
Lace Leather Packing all kinds, Shaftin
else in machin
Columbia Supply Co, - -
Grasp not at the shadows
In thy lonely sorrow;
Gather up the sunshin.
For the coming morrow.
Louder chirps the cricket
When the daylight fadeth;
Brigh?ter shine the star-lamps
When the moon for.aketh.
Sweeter smeil the roses
Aftt-r drenching showers;
And the bee for clover
Often leaves the flowers.
-Olive M. Durlin.
GO-FLY keeps flies off Horses and
Cattle. Where GO-FLY goes flies will
not go. Use it on your Horses and
Cattle. Sold by Jno. H. McMaster &
Co., Winnsboro, Kennedy Mercantile
Company, Blaekstock, and Stevenson
Co., Woodward. 5-30-8t.
If you want to In=
YourDwelling and Furni
Your Barn and Stock,
Your Store Building,
Prompt aittention as well as prompt
J, Wilson Qibbes
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
R.UBBER STAMP FACTORY
Stamps made every day cn the prem
ises. Stencil Plates, Daters, .Number
ing Machines, Check Punches of all
OFFICE SUPPLIES AND FUR
NITURE-Everything from a Pen
Point to .' Roll Top Desk. Sectional
Filing Cases, Bookcases and Card In
dexes a specialty, 10-18.
- VE2RYTHING IN
Choicest up-to-dIate varieties grown
Carnations, 75c. to $1.00 per dozen.
Roses, $2.00 to $3.50 per dozen.
Lilies, $2.00 to $6.00 per dozen.
Chrysanthemums, $1.00 to $6.00pe
Wreaths, Crosses, Anchors, &c., $3.00
Bouquets, Boxes or Bashets of pretty
Mixed Flowers, $1.00 to $10J.0
Fine 'Wedding WorK a Specialty.
Oyg-eus an idea what you want
and price and we will please you.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
GE~rWe ship flowers everywhere.
best. Our graLduates are in demand.
D~ay andi utght eian-ses orgeniized each
hveek. Enter at on1ce. WXri~e for
IN NEED OF
OF THE VERY
W ON HANDS.
)ER MULE CO.,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
n the follosving
Lubricators Belt, Gundy
Belt, Rubber Drill Press
ther Ejectors Hammers
Collars for shafting and anything
- - Columbia, S. C.
S. PJXLEY, M.D.
WINNSBORO, S. C.
Offices: 4 Law Range.
Hours: 10 to 3.
A. G. Quattlebaum,
Office same as occupied by the late
Dr. B J. Quattlebaum.
J. D. McMEEKIN,
WINNSBORO, S. C.
Offiee over M. W. Doty's store.
WIL BE CONTINUED IN
'he future the same as in the past
,n the old establishment in all its
lepartments with a full stock of
,askets, Burial Cases and Coffins
!onstantly on hand, and use of
aearse when requested.
Thankful for past patronage
ind so'icitous for a share in the
uature, in the old stand.
Calls attended to at all hours.
THE ELLIOTT GIl SHOP.
J. M. ELLIOTT & CO.
AND CURP. To LUNCS
FO 1 LDS FreTial
THROAT and LUNG TREOB
LES, or MOIT7 rAcEx.
Colic, Cholera & Diarrhea Remedy
Almost every family has need
of areliable remedy for colic or
diarrhea at some time during the
This remedy is recommended
by dealers who have sold it for
many years and know its value.1
It has received thousands of
testimonials from grateful people.
It has been prescribed by phy
sicians with the most satisfactory
It has often saved life before
medicine could have been sent for
or a physician summoned.
It only costs a quarter. Can
you afford to risk so mu-ch for so
little? BUY IT NOW.
If we were to assemble all
those who have b'een cured of
heart disease by Dr. Mi1es'
Heart Cure, and wh~o would.
to-day be in their graves had
not Dr. Miles' been successful
in perfecting this wonderful
heart specific, they would pop
ulate a large city..
What a remarkable record
a breathing, thinking, moving
mnonument, composed of human
lives,-that for which every
other earthly possession is sac
The Miles Medical Co. re
ceive thousands of letters from
these people like the following:
"I feel indebted to the Dr. Miles'
H~eart Cure for my life. I desire to call A
d to this rema.rkable reey for the
b~eart. For a long time I had suffered
ittl e x'rtion, palpitaro the ter yt
dt hies rteribl pain in re regon
h street. One day read one of your
ny dr-ggist and purchasd two bot
le of the Heart Cure, and took It
~ccording to directions, with the
esult that I am entirely cured. Since
ecommend this remody to my friends
'ho have hear trouble; in fact I na
~idely known in this ocaliv~
Maasr of ILcbanon Democrat,
e will refund your money.
Wiles Medical Co. Elkhart. Ind