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ARE YOU READY
We are now ready for your Christ
mas Trade at - -
W. C. Beaty Co's. Stor
Where good bargains are made.
Oranges, Bananas, Apples aid
Spice, Currants, Raisins and Cit
ron, and in fact, - -
EV ERYT HING NICE.
If you can't give us all your trade we
will thank you for a slice. - -
W. C. Beaty Company.
Rfenember you canuot do
better in getting your
than to come to US. Large
stock of FRUITS, NUTS and
Candies. - - - -
Raisins, Citron Cranberries.
J. D. McAR LEY& CO.
A CHRISTMAS POINTER.
.WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED
a full shipment of Fruits, Rai
sins, Nuts, Citron, etc. Can
supply all your Christmas wants
-in the Grocery line.
A. B. CA THOCAR T
S. C. JOHNSTON.
JI Wilson Gibbes W N~V
TYPEWRITER HEADQUARTERS ocsigErk,h
1412 Main St., Columbia, S. C. peaain,i yC~i
South Carolina AgentveyhgetodrBin .
est writing machine at any price. BrgteupfrC ism .
CHICAGO TYPEWRITFR-T he e SIHBES
est for the price-$3 and $50.
ALL MAKES-Rented, Exchanged, ~ cHNTAL,
P>ought. Repairing on the premises by Tepa al inhr,S
RUBBER STAMP FACTORY- RedT i
Stam~ made every day on the premi
ises. Stencil Plates, Dates Number-__
ing Machines, Check Punches of all -___
OFFICE SUPPLIES AND rjIFU uw ntt In
N [TURE-Everythin gfrom a Pen
l'iAnt to a Roll Top Desk. Sectional
Filing Cases, Bookcases and Card In- s r
ofgood far ing and nerthuayrn i a Stck
chase. Fo turmapp y to gherSt orde Builingn
ISAIAH BNON ,
LD FOR. SAQaLE.bum settlemelnt.nFri
IN ARMOR TIMES.
Strength of English War rlsel III
the Days of Henry Vlfll.
The size of the EngSlsh Wiar
reached its maximum in the reign Of
Henry VIII., when the relations of
body armor to "hand guns" were an:ti
ogous to those of the early ship armor
and cannon. There was good reason t0
believe, says the London Spectator,
that by adding a little to the thickness
of the coat of steel the soft, low ve
locity bullet of the day could be
kept out. So it was for a time. But s
the additional weight required a still
larger horse to carry it. The charger
had to be armored as well as his rider,
and the collection in the Tower of Lon
don shows the actual weight whcli it
carried. The panoply of Charles Bran
don, Duke of Suffolk, the brother-in
law of Henry VIII., still exists. That
of the horse covers the whole of the
hind quarters, the back of the neck,
forehead, muzzle, ears, shoulders and
chest It is exactly like a piece of .
boiler plating and fastened by rivets.
The rider sat in a sa(Mle, the front
of which was a steel si.d ten inches
high, covering the stomach and thighs
as the "breastwork" on an ironclad's
deck covers tle base of the turret. The
total weight is eighty pounds fifteen
ounces. To this add the weight of the.
rider's armor, ninety-nine pounds nine
ounces, and of the rider himself, say,
sixteen stone (224 pounds), and the to
tal is twenty-eight stone twelve pounds
eight ounces, or 404 pounds S ounces.
This bears out Ilollinshead's statement
that in the days of Henry VIII.. "who
erected a noble studderie for breeding
horses, especially the greatest sort,"
such as.were kept for burden, those anl
mals would bear four hundred-weight
MAKING OLD OAK.
One of the Tricks of the Cabinet
You will have to go a long way be
fore you find a I-ody of men more clev
er than those cabinetmakers who pro
duce goods to satisfy the desire of the
public for furniture made of old and
fancy woods. They can transform
whitewood into all kinds of exotic
woods by means of chemicals, and a
chemist would be surprised if he were
to have the run of one of those facto
ries for a day.
The manufacture of "old" oak is one
of the easiest of their processes. The
boards, moldings, panels or whatever
pieces are required are made of oak
which has just had time to dry suffi- i
ciently to prevent excessive warping.
They are then placed in a dark room,
on the floor of which and quite close to
the furniture to be "aged," are placed
several bowls, plates and so forth, of
liquid ammonia. The room is then her
metically closed up, and the wood is
left for a month or so, according to the
age which is required. The coloration
will extend to a depth of nearly a
quarter of an inch if the room Is kept
closed for a few months.
That Is why there is so much old oak
furniture about Of course, a little re
fection would show that it could not
be genuine-the forests of the middle
ages would not have furnished one-half
of it-but people do not alwvays reflect.
When Evander Berry Wall, king of
the dudes for twelve years and really1
the most inconspicuous man about
town, because he was homely of face
and a very bad dresser, besides beingi
rather short and blotchy, undertook to
reintroduce shoe buckles he made his1
first big faIlure as the sartorial die-i
tator of our "jeunesse doree." I think
it was poor Al Claggett who said:
"Why, Berry, you make a fool of your
self. Shoe buckles go with long stock
ings and knee pants. You can't wear
'em with socks and trousers. They in
terfere with the set of the trousers
around the feet. Then, of course,
you've got to have a low quartered
shoe. Cut it out, Berry, cut It out."
Wall immediately quit - New Yorki
Wearing glasses need not be perma
nent If the first hint of derangement
in the eyes is heeded a short time
spent under the direction of an oculist I
will safely tide over the difficulty. Iti
is most restful to close the eyes fre- (
quently for a few mintes. This rest i
does them great good. Particularly .
should this be done in trains and street 2
cars. Many a headache and smarting
pain may thus be saved. Traveling in .
public conveyances is exceedingly I
hard on the eyes, even for those that I
are strong and perfect. The gaze I
should be confined to the interior of the
car. Looking out of the windows toC
the rapidly changing seuery is a
great strain.-Philadelphia Ledger.
No Regrets. I
"Hello, old man. Haven't seen any
thing of you since you got married. ~
How goes it?"
"Thanks, fairly well. But marriage
is a cost?y job! If you only knew what 0
the dressmakers charge!', r
"So I suppose you regret it?"
"Oh, no. I married a dressmaker,"
Ini After Tears.
Smith -- When Greeni was courting
that young widow a couple of years a
ago he declared he couldn't live with-.
out her. Jones-And did he marry her?
Smith-Yes. And now he is trying to
get a divorce on the grounds that it's
impossible to live with her.--Exchange.
A suitable Book.
Customer (hesitatingly)-I suppose
er-you have some-er-suitable books' 1
for a man-er-about to be married?
Bookseller-Certainly, sir. IHere, John,
show this gentleman some of our ac
count books, largest size. .
King of All Cough Medicines.
Mr. E. G. Case, a mail carrier of I fl
Canton Center, Conn., who has b)een f
in the U. S. Service for about sixteen
years, says: "Me have triedl manyi d
cough mledicines for croup, but Chamm- jt
berlain's Cough Remedy is king of all V
and one to be relied upon every time.
We also find it the best remedy for|_
coughs and colds, giving certain results
and leaving no bad after effects." For
sale by Obear Drug Co. and all medi-(
Kodol Dyspepsa Cure
Digme+ts what you= at.
BIRTH OF A HYMN.
tory of the Origin of "In the swee.
By and BY."
A song of national circulatlon. "i.
e Sweet By and By," written by S.
'illmore Bennett of Elkhorn, Wis., had %
-s birth in a country store. Mr. Ben
ett told the story, which is given in
Wisconsin In Three Centuries," as fol
It was about time for closing busi
ess in the evening when J. P. Web
ter, whose melodies have made Wis
onsin famous, came into the store,
eeling somewhat depressed.
I said to Webster, "What is the mat
He replied, "Ii is no matter; it will
,e all right by and by."
The idea of the hymn came to mC
Eke a flash of sunshine, and I replied:
The sweet by and by. Why woukl M.
ot that make a good hymn?"
"Maybe it would," he said indiffer
I then turned to my desk and penned
he hymn as fast as I could write. I
anded it to Mr. Webster. As he read
t his eyes kindled and his whole de
aeanor changed. Stepping to the desk.
te began writing the notes instantly.
In a few moments he requested Mr.
right to hand him his violin, and he
>aayed with little hesitation the beau
iful melody from the notes. A few V
noments later he had jotted down the
totes for the different parts and the
I do not think it was more than thir
y minutes from the time I took my
encil to write the words before the
ymn and the notes had all been com
>leted and four of us were singing it
xactly as it appeared in the Signet
ing a few days later and as it has
>een sung the world over ever since.
A NAVAL REBUKE.
rwo Admirals, a Captain and a Fool
In 31anila Bay.
When Dewey's fleet was at Manila
he late Admiral Chichester was then
L captain. On one occasion Admiral
Miedrichs, the German, sent out the
rene on an unrevealed errand and
vithout the customary notification to
he commander of the blockading fleet
\miral Dewey had suffered, he
bought, sufficiently from that sort of
hing, and sa the admiral sent a vessel
tcross the Irene's bows and notified
er captain that she would not be per
nitted to depart without a statement
,s to her destinatijn. It was not Ad
niral Diedrichs' mission to quarrel
vith both the American and the Eng
ish fleets on this critical occasion, so
ic sought to find out Captain Chiches
er's purpose in case of a collision. Go- e
ng on board Chichester's ship, he an
rily exclaimed, "Did you see what
)ewey did to my ship?"
"Yes," replied Chichester.
"What would you have done If it had
)een an English shii6?"
"Well," said Chichester, convenient
y assumIng that the Irene's captain
lad sailed without orders from Die
lrichs, "I'd have put my captain in ar
*est, and then I'd have gone on board
he Olympia and apologized to Admiral
)ewey for having such a fool in comn
nand of one of my ships."-Harpe's
A Poet's Homely Face.
The poet Rogers was afflicted with a
iotably unpleasant, cadaverous coun
enance, which, with all his Intellectual
>ower, was a mortification to him. To
ide his annoyance, he joked about his
igliness incessantly and deceived his
:riends into supposing him indifferent ,
:o it. He once turned to Sydney
smith, who, with Byron and Moore,
vas dining with him, and said:
"Chantrey wants to perpetuate thi
niserable face of mine. What pose
vould you suggest that I should take?"
"If you really wish to spare the world
ts much as possible," said the wit, "I
vould, if I were you, be taken at my
)rayers, my face buried in my hands."
Rogers laughed with the other per
ons present, but he.-shot a malignant
;lance at the jester and, it is said, nev
r fully forgave him for the bonmot
I am no friend to the people who re
ie the bounties of Providence with- |
>t visible gratitude. When the six
~ee fails into your hat you may
augh. WVhen the messenger of an un- .
xpected lessing taker; you by the
Land and li fts you up and bias you walk
-ou may leap and run and sing for
oy even as the lame man whom St.
~etr heaieil skipped piously and re
oiced aloud as he passed through the
icautiful gate of the temple. There is
to virtue in solemn indifference. Joy
s as much a duty as beneficence is.
hankfuness is the other side of mer
y.-Henry Van DyLe.
"A new milkman left our milk to
.ay," announced Dorothy.
"Did he have whiskers?" asked her
aothr, thinking perhaps it was the
"No," said the four-year-old; "he
.idn't he-e whiskers, but he had the
Why She Couldn't.
"No, I didn't have a very good time,"
he said. "I wanted to talk, and there
asn't a man there."
"But there were plenty of other
"Oh, of course, but that was no sat
;faction, for they all wanted to talk
Another unfair thing in life - the
ridj with a wealth of hair, wears a
eil. out thle groom, who has a bald
pot and really needs a veil to cover it,
denied the privilege. - Atchison
The noblest motive is the public good. EM
"Pieues" (non-aleholic) made
-omn resin from our' Pine Forests, use d
>r hundred of years for Bladder and
idnev diseases. Medicine for thirty
ays, I. Guaranteed1 to give satisfac
oni or money refunded. Get our
uarantee coupon from the McMaster e1
o's drug store. I
WINNSBORO, S. C.
Offices: 4 Law Range.
T-urs: 10 to .
Christmas FOR EVE
ONE OF 0
GCWt* ! !custom
Our Furniture Stock is Complete and y
most desirable goods. Lots of nic(
Christmas presents for your friends a
home more beautiful and -attractive and
H. E. K E T C H I
IT'S JUST TH
X Xx X X*
f you did not -get to see ot
. Wedding and Christmas
Winnsboro last week why j
*order telling what you wan
certainlyiplease you. Just
you had called in person. Bu;
. and buying in person is all thi
as pleasingjyou is concerned.
you to come to see Us anyway
ALL GOODS GUAR
J. C. RO0B IN S ON
Send U s -your
-Repair W ork.
Orders left with
Obear Drug Co.
will receive best
Attention - -
ni immense stock of Cl<
to you. = = =
V. WALKER & COMI
ot exactly that we are
giving our godds away
Not that. Be we are 7
ring such a Reduction in
ices Ihat your money will
much farther with us X
an ever before. We have V
!rloaded and must have
mey. That is just the -
ig and short of it. Hence
he Big Bargains
w being offered. - - -
)u will find here the
things suitable for
nd for making your
comfortable. - - -
N. COME TO
*S EE U S.
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ir Display of
ust send ns an
t and we will 9
as well as if
yinig by mail
e same so far9
But we want
CIH E ST ER,
9 SOUTH CAR O LINA. 3
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