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THAT CARLOAD OF
Rock Hill Buggies
I can please you both in price and quality.
During the remainder of the' mule season I
will have a full supply of - - - -
HQRSE. and MULES
at Ridgeway, S. C., with Mr. T. C. Boozer,
who will be glad to see you and do some
business with you.
D. A. Crawford.
See me before selling your Peas,'either in
small or large quantities.
BANK OF FAIRFIELD
WINNSBORO, S. C.
Organized and Began Business February ist, i9o6.
Young, but very healthy and growing rapidly; bring your business
hereand grow with us.
If you have noney to deposit, we will be pleased to take proper
care of it for you. If you want to borrow money, we'will be equally
as well pleased to talk the mattec over with you and always hold
ourselvesin readiness to extend"every accommodation and courtesy
consistent with'sound banking principles.
Wejpay interest on deposits In our Savings Department at 4 Per
w. R. RABB, J. M. JENNINGS,
T. w. TRAYLOR, -HUGH S. WYL TE,
*Don't You Need3
~' A small Gasoline Engine and Wood 6
*Saw to cut your Winter Wood?- -
* The Engine is a nice thing to run well U
too. Cuff ie has gotten above this sort 6
* of work now, you know. - - - g
* Drop us a card and we will do -the H
* rest. - - - -
gW. 0. McKeo.wn & Sons,
Cornwells, S. C.
U Xmas Good s
FOR LIVE MERCHANTS.
SF IR EWOR K S!
Our descriptive wholesale price list of Fire
works, consisting of Colored Roman Candles,
Colored Sky Riockets, Whistling Rockets, Sa
lutes or Cannon Crackers, Japanese Torpedoes,
Fire Crackers, etc. is now ready, and may be
had for the asking, or will be mailed free on
application. - - - - -
1FRUITS! FRUITS!! FRUITS!!! FRUITS!!!!
We are also extensive dealert in London Layers Raisins,
Seeded Raisins, Currants, Citron, Mince Meat, Mixed Nuts
Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Butter Nuts, Candies, Califor
* nia Prunes, Evaporated Apples and Peaches, and other
fine-Groceries for Christmas sand the Holiday trade.
Write us today for prices on Fire Works to burn, and
Good Things.to Eat.
LORICK & LOWRANCE, Inc.,
Wholesa Grocers. -:- Columbia, S. C.a
IN THE PERSIAN DESERT.
'urious Way In Which Water Is Pro
cured For Yezd.
Almost in the center of Persia lies
Eezd, a city of perhaps 40,000 people,
>n the great caravan route. It is a city
)f the desert, says the author of "Five
Eears In a Persian Town," but how
:omplete that desert is and how large
t is hard to realize.
In going from the Caspian sea to
Eezd one sees a strip of green country
lhirty miles wide along the sea and
mother twenty miles in diameter
ound Teheran. Aside from that there
s nothing but waste.
The desert in Persia, however, is of
nany kinds. There are places where
the ground is absolutely bare except
'or the thick crusts of salt that lie
ike snowdrifts, streaking the plain In
very direction.. There are also places
qually salt where the proximity of a
ertain amount of- useless water 'pro
luces a larger quantity of plant life
than in the ordinary desert. For the
rest there is a vast waste of sandy
patches and of gravelly soil, fertile
nough when water can be brought to
t, sometimes flecked with dry, brown
ish shrubs, sometimes quite bare.
Two desert plants never touch one
nother. In the most favorable places
two very tiny shrubs may be found)V
within twd yards -.of each other, but
with *a sigle exception one does not
see on the central Persian caravan
route a place away from the hills
with enough natural growth to modify
the color of the distance.
Even in the oases no seed comes up
that is not purposely sown; no plant
seems to have any association with
the rest. One fixes the eye on each of
them individually as upon a single
unit, not as on a part of a field or a
The water for these oases is brought
by the mosti difficult means imagina
ble. It is found in abundance at the
foot of the mountains, perhaps 300
feet underground. When a well has
been sunk and plenty of water found
a hunt is made for the nearest place
in the desert which is lower than wa
ter level in the well. Such a spot is
Yezd. thirty miles from the sources
which ,water -it. In a line with that
place other wells are sunk thirty or
forty yards.apart, each shallower than
the one before, and then from the se
Icted,site a tunnel is run in to the first.
pit, from that to the second, and so on
back to the-wells, even though they be
forty miles a-way. Through this un
erground-channel flows the life giving
Sometinx-s it happens that a sudden
ard rain jfalls in this desert country.
[t brings jmany disasters, for the sun
baked mad roofs of the dwellings are
aaved In, itheir walls ane washed away,
[nd other damage is done them. But,
worst of' all, too much water washes 3
ut andtcaves tin these "Quanat" chan
nels, and until\they are again dug out
no watericomesAto town.
It has happened at Yezd that a single
ainy day, the water from which had
dried away-orsunk into the ground be
fore the nexte sunrise, has, by fillingU
the hannels, caused a water famine*
n the-city forithree months.
KingBShers as Weathercocksf. -
There is a very quaint old world
superstition In connection with the?
kdngfisher, which I fancy still obtainsW
bere and there iniremote parts of theU
countryside. The superstition is this:
If a stuffed.or dried kingfisher be sus
pended by a thread or string from the
beam or ceiling of a room its breast
will always tur.in the direction of the
prevailing wind. How the notion first
arose and how, Inithe light of common
sense and inquiry, it has been so longN
perpetuated It is 'hard to say, but it
has long existed and still exists. I
have a clear recollection as a young
ster of going into a humble cottage in
the shires and seeing a stuffed king-*
fisher thus suspended as a weatherg
-Japanese Finger Napkins.
The Japanese have a picturesque Im
provement on finger bowls. At the"
conclusion of the repast a tiny basket, 0
woven of exquisite straw and in orna-3
mental design. is placed before each*
guest. This basket contains a filmy,
satiny, paper napkin, printed with ap-U
pe blossoms, chrysanthemums, Irises
or some other attractive design, andm
twisted lightly Into a flower-like shapeU
Before '-ring placea. in the basket the
napkin has bosn slightly dampened
with perfumed water. the scent cor
responding with the design, and this
napkin~ the guest uses Instead of dip
ping the hands in water.
Charles V. Liked Mechanics.
Charles V. of Spain, like Louis XVI.
of France, was particularly fond of
timepieces and had a decided taste for -
mechanics. When in Germany he In
vented a carriage for his own accom
modation, and after his abdication he
would amuse himself in -making little
puppets-soldiers performing their ex
ercises, girls dancing with their tam
bourines and little wooden birds that
would fy in and out of the window. V
A Reasonable Request,..
"Pa, Uncle James has given me his Os
steamer trunk." i
"Well, what of it?"
"Now, pa, don't be peevish. Couldn't S
you give me a trip to Europe to sort of to
cund out Uncle James' present?"-th
"And you didn't propose to her?" I
"I was leading up to It, but suddenly g11
noted that her voice had a sort of pre
riious engagement ring."-Smart Set
Circumstances are beyond the con
trol of man, but his conduct Is in his
)f course you pay your money. r
But you get your money's worth, -
foor what does money mean to you
When Rocky Mountain Tea's on
eat?Jno. H. McMaster & Co. D
You must desire to improve .
rour heart, and so become good.
ou must desire to improve your
iead, and so become well-inform
But you must desire first to
>eome good. That is the fir.t
nd great end of life. That is what
?cod sent you into this world for.
EVIL EYE CHARMS.
The True Italian Talisrnan Is In the
Shape of a Tiny Hlazd.
In Italy the aristocracy still protects
:tself from the evil eye. and the multi
tude is still devoted to the little evil
eye charms to secure immunity from
The true evil eye charm of the Ital
ians is in the shape of a tiny band, the
index and the little finger being point
ed out and the third aid fourth fingers
being held down by the thumb. The
charm, however, is merely a represen
tation of the way in , hicli the Italizn
holds his hand. When pointed outward
he wishes to cast the evil eye on an
enemy, or when turned toward himself
he thinks to protect himself from its
This little charm can be bought in
Italy of various materials. coral, tor
toise shell, silver and gold being the
ones in highest favor. The coral
chaims are those worn by the poorer
classes, since of a cheap grade of the
material they can be bought for a few
sous. Naturally the aristocracy prefer
them of gold. In Italian money these
tiny things then cost the equivalent of
about $S. Sometimes they are seen
exquisitely modeled, the fingers and
nails being as carefully ch!seled as
Another small hand that the Italian
wears as a charm is known as the
Manus Panthea, a facsimile of which
is to be found in the museum In Rome.
It Is referred to in varigus Egyptian
papyri, and indeed was worn by the
ancients to prevent disease and witch
craft and the evil eye from taking hold
of them and to induce love and amia
This hand has the thumb, the index
and the middle fingers held out in a
straight line, while the other two are
turned under toward the palm of the
hauid. Instead of being smooth on its
outer surface, as Is the evil eye hand.
it Is covered with many mystical sym
bols-a tooth. a serpent, and so on.
Each of these litte signs has Its pe
culiar charm and Is as well understood
and heeded among the Italians today
as formerly among the Egyptian magi
The third small hand which' the Ital
ians wear for their supposed good Is
the so balled Manus Pontificous, or the
hand of the Holy Father. It shows the
four fingers held out closely together,
and the thumb alone is curved under
the palm of the hand. As the Manus
Panthea, It Is covered on the outside
with mystical symbols. - Washington
FOIBLES OF LITERARY MEN.
Keats liked red pepper on his toast.
Dickens was fond of wearing Jew
Daudet wore his eyeglasses when
Joaquin Miller nails all his chairs
to the wall.
Hawthorne always washed his hands
before reading a letter from his wife.
Alexandre Dumas the younger bought
a new painting every time he had a
new book published.
Thackeray used to lift his hat when
ever he passed the house in which he
wrote "Vanity Fair."
Robert Browning could not sit still.
With the constant shuffling of his feet
holes were worn in the carpet.
Robert Louis Stevenson's favorite
recreation was playing the flute in or
der. as he said, to tune up his ideas.
Darwin had no respect for books and
would cut a big volume in two for con
venience in handling, or he would tear
out the leaves he required for refer
No Sweethearting In Ireland.
Through a great part of Ireland pub
ic opinion, molded by the clergy, sepa
rates the sexes as far as possible. At
the church door and wherever else they
congregate men group on one side, wo
men on the other. It Is not well
thought of for people of opposite sexes
to be seen walking along the road to
gether even to a market. The position
certainly of some ecclesiastics has -
been made definite by the refusal of
certain bishops to allow "mixed class
es" in branches of the Gaelic league.
On the whole, public opinion discour
ages whatever gan be justly or even
unjustly set down as sweethearting.
The Extinct Mamo.
Perhaps the most notable native bird
of the Sandwich Islands was the ma
mo, which has been extinct compara
tively only a few years. It had two
little tufts of yellow feathers on Its
wings, which were used exclusively in
the manufacture of cloaks worn by the
kings of those islands. The estimated
value of one of the cloaks is ?200,000,
and it took an almost indefinite num
ber of birds to furnish the feathers.
Thunder and Lightning.
-Here is a Georgia youngster's defini
tion of thunder and lightning:
"The thunder is maw readin' a lec
ture to paw, an' the lightnin' is.paw
runnin' to git away from It. But I
doubt if lightnin' kin beat him when
he jumps the garden fence an' hits the
All In the Point of View.
"It seems a terrible thing>to lead a
dog's lif-e," panted the cur with the
tin can attachment, crawlinglinto a co;'
nr to rest himself.
"Oh, I don't know!" contentedly an
swered the. lap dog.-Chicago Tribune..
Druggist-Flub! You seem to thinkr,
you are the boss of this establishment,
New Clerk-Oh, no, sir. Druggist
Then why do you talk like -a blooming
The relief of Coughs and Colds
through laxative influence, originated
with Bee's Laxative Cough Syrup con
taining Honey and Tar, a cough syrup
containing no opiates or poisons, which
is extensively sold. Secure a bottle at
oce, obtain a guarantee coupon, and
if not fully sat islied with results, your
money will be refunded. Sold by Me
Master Co's. drug store.
Shop early. It means bigger
stocks to select from, as well ns1
as evidence of the usual rush that
prevails during the last few days 4
that this is t]
come. for youi
Cut Glass and Fine'
great variety. 4
ents for tIl
Toys for all the boys
field County. Fire
dance to liven things
Nothing lacking for'
the old. -=
All at prices
it look like v
JNO. H. McMASTEEJ
5PER CENT I N
THI W"E F U
*' TH E= A
EEK = BEGINNING = NO\
ring to the overcrowded candition of our stock and tc
ty goods we have ordered and now in transit, we are:i
E, to move the goods Quickly. You know our met;
everybody-every article marked in plain figures and
n the houses who sell goods on ti e installment plan
addition to our already exceed
;ly low prices, we propose tod
15 per cent.
: you ever hear of such an of- 'This beautiful B
at this season of the year? .e 225 heavs an ce
t before the Holidays. $22.50 le1 prce
E. M. ANDREWS I
1409 MVain~ Street, C
THE STORE THAT SAN
;e the fact:
Iie place to:
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I'oilet Articles in
ie most .
and girls in Fair
works in atbun=
; up. ! I!
the young and for:
le are. giv=
( & COMPANY.
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NDREWS - STORE.
EMAER = THE = 24th.
imake room for the thousands of pieces of hol
~orced to inaugurate a GREAT CUT PRICE
od of doing business-strictly one low price
. the prices always from 25 to 35 per cent lower
can afford to do business.
SIn addition to our Already ex
ceedingly low prices we propose
to give you
15 per cent.
~'*'- ] This Week.
ass Bed. Every article in the store will be
~rong. PriceI >ffered in this sale, including
t. $3.37. Staple Goods. :7othing reserved
OLU MBE3A, S. C.
ES YOU MONEY.