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PICKENS, SOUT1l CAROLINA.
Battleships go to the scrap healp
'almost as fast as pugilists do.
Smoke costs Chicago $21,830,000 a
1year, not to mention the agony.
The process of dying poor is easily
'achieved by nine men out of ton.
A Chicago woman takes taxicat
rides to cure the, blues. Not her hus
Thieves In New Ycsk stolo a wagor
load of cheese. The police, we pre.
sume, are on the scent.
A man went mad in a barber's chair
In New York. Pirobably the barber
was talking winter baseball gossip.
It is low possible to go around the
World lin less than half the time it
took Jules Verne's hero to Imake his
Possibly fills world would be better
off if there were no pistols in it. At
least, there would be imore people
'I'here is more money In being an
ex-kling of Portugal than In being an
ex-pre;-4hriI of file United States, but
there is less excit ement.
llello! Ilere's Vienna exceeding tihe
2.000,000 Ilark. Soie of Ithose old
world towns are getting nenrly as big
as a young Amierican city.
A new golf rule reads like this: "The
shaft may bo Iixed at the heel or at
any other point in the head." Is this
golf language or what is it?
A New York man who had lost lils
memory wias found with $60,000 in his
pockets. Probably discovered on a
witness stand at an investigation.
It is said that a St. Louis man kiss
ed a girl 15,000 tiles In one month.
Must have used a kissoneter to keep
It is said by a glove dealer that Chi.
cagO men have reason to be proud of
the' Amall hands. Since when have
in 11 hands been a source of mascu
One of New York's millionaires is
going to marry a telephone girl be.
cause she was always polite to him
on the wire. Why spoil a nice polite
A popular danseuse makes oat
.that her entire property is worth opl:
$250, whicep may account for her cc
noiinical .use of stage dress.
The "singing sparks" invention o
the German lprofessor will have no in
fluence on the sentimnental sparking
songs of the American parlor.
Madison Square garden, New York
is on sale at $3,500,000. Anyboda
want a n c 1i.tlec garden, centrally Io
dhted? ,ardenling is fine fer thn
nerv'es, thle dloctors tell us.
The general manager of the Chica
.-go telephonie comp iany~ says that then
question, "Whlat's the time?" is aske<
of his operators by Chicago subscr'i
hers no fewer than 52,000 times a (lay
There ought to be a good market ir
-Chicago for clocks and watches tha
w'ill keep, time..
- A girl ini Vienna was recently finet
36 cents for s(cratcehing a man's nosn
in the street withi her' hatpiin. This ii
the first 1)oetIc retribution which hai
overtaken the elonigatedl feminine hat
pin, and it Is so because the enormit3
of the offense was equaled only by th<n
hugeness of the flne.'
Now that it lian been demonsti'atec
that cattle can be. hierded with at
aerolanle, we may expect soon to set
-the p~olic:e handling eirowds at p~aradel
and other Public celebrations in thn
same nmanner. Its 'till be ani imj~rove
ment over thle pushing and~ haulIng oj
the method In vogne at pr'esent.
The prevalence of the bubonic
plague' in the east. has put. Amnerjam
health offleers on their mettle. Thern
is no .csilfo speelal alarm, foi
medlibal sllis equal to lie emer01
gency, says the TIroy Tlimes. Thn
fact that several cases have been dis
covered on incoming st eamners anm
that effective quar'antine hats pre'venlt
ed further spread of the allment h:
tssur'ance that vigilance is nmaintain
.It has been judlicially decided thai
when a man gives a girl a diamonc
ring as ani engagement token, the rini
belongs to her and she cannot be
mlade to give it up if the engagemeni
is broken. Soon poor mere man will
be beginning to count his few remain
ing rights and wonder wh'len they are
all taken from him if lhe can accom.
plish anything wvith the dlominant sea
by becoming in lis ttrn a militant
England, and especially London, it
.making great plans for the coronatlor
of Kinig George next spring. It Is cx
liected that the gor'geous spectack
will surp'lass anythitig of the kind eve1
-seen in the Brnitish capital, andI th
show will bring enormous crowds ti
the city. Such affairs always mean 1
magnificent display, of British powe
andl also big mioney for L~ondon mei
chants, hotel keepers and others. Si
the glad news is received with glow
A? 47R //y Tr A -RAKe-nTr 47T4
N the summer of 1909, when gold wr
discovered in the Porcupine Lake ml
ing district of Canada, about 500 mil4
north of Toronto, the region was I
inaccessible and the conditions of III
were so hard that nothing except t'
lure of gold could have brought whil
men to the spot. Everywhere was
trackless, low-lying forest. Perhal
it would be more nearly accurate
say that everywhere was a gre
marsh filled with trees. In the wint
the temperature dropped to 60 degrees below zei
and the snow rose to the forest branches. In U,
summer there was a pest of insects. Poisonot
black flies-almost invisible because of their smal
ness-buzzed all the day. At night the black fli
laid off and the mosquitoes came on. There wi
never a summer hour, by day or night, when a h
man being could have lived at
peace; when his face would not
have been stinging; when his
swollen features would not have
made him grotesque.
But few had ever suffered, be
cause there were only a few to
suffer. Only an occasional trap
per ever penetrated the wilder
ness. The prospector had not
come, because the prospector, as
a rule, goes only where mountains
beckon. The prospector did not
know that mountains, like teeth,
may wear off until only their roots
remain. Nor did the prospector
know that, in the great dentistry
of nature, theme mountain roots
are sometimes filled with gold and
silver, nickel and iron.
Yet such is the fact. When the
world was young a mountain range
men wthconidnc. Thysyths on
tais wre he ldet muntin on.h cni
nent; tht- theywere ol whnteRc4swr
e ufrmd thttegaildrf n.teds
inegan efet futl mlibso er
ofha adcldi haewr_ te_ aa utlol
Tabv.]' ver5os idTofY root are a0 fewreet
ofertde but, Mieotatee as Ontrio shole Lab
.there. Nobody butdgeloisits mae -thoughthe
foents with nenceisapeysay themash; mond
tnowere thoe odest famwoutinsmng te ronl.
tta' muthin wret( wen nth proies wo'
mingatngoufcd f nolde mudemllioyer
ofyeat and clden hawr ithe.naayti n'ly
thcrots Themnain; govetnentpoint toht rtws
aosin trfoftheirithteo frmr.rys.eni
-he rotstroed thre.unytoy secwa coul the.
dome ofThem farer blowthe sufa et'-' habee
-ckorn thort itel raboad. The surfatry hee ad
theat grea wo ldeo powsitcs way ge'trog the
forets wasnedd te bdisappa rilroarsh; Nort
baohere anoes digfake wiousoing to cec
A. sitguhera trncntieplalin, perhapr con
mauin frtohe forthohrhude.iI1o~
years. baTed icianto aod mprtontain root,
tics. hmel Otrioh gadeCaetlt ha itr thas
loin trenth ofth thrd' farmers. Ws men, in
thexministrunlooed aound $t7,000 wht oul biler
done. T heelbrrw. the aybdiet" resud been
buylecmethmorinoalod. he producery ofenicked.
tA it whichh goomdloit to againest toe.e
mae a deroided tobildatur.iCanada hadm Novr
bay, on ahrs of sLaer Ncountry toa Conect
th was wohingeo this rairac was bidingt that
the Lurace o membe had hee cof..trucgold
ang, blasved ilda rooto aon-old mnountain. Aoot
exantiore was multilonesand caoogsd Canada
12inerdet.o the mltdo s ouetp. . Tw me, i
>mgxonamsghtrunded outnle $57,00 wrthofsiler
wihr whoseelBrropectang Inirec frestoerd
bumryhe becae thnorl'he propducerNof unickel.
Allme of which seed rstore agaisth5 riles
northwasd no thn ron f surceupoindaeta
Thereoiaol assua ncetaty wit 9
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gard to who first
discovered gold In
Porcupine as there
is with regard to
MCI iAmerica. George
.N Bannerman, how
ever, appears to be
the Columbus of
'thle occa'sion. Ban
norman, a n o I d
. -prspcto i Jly
the quatz Butth
' ANDAO'ra30/[[' 7/ a gang0/ o f opc
dtoread gold in
on hispoit ae aikefoud teorcuie atherem
thatben's ilsn'snare.s ih regmr" to
20 o 3 fetaovegrondan no on dietoverwd
th' tross'frm i anivhreantereis .gold.
-.6Notingin hehioryofhel Cm bus ofete
illstrte . he ccntrcitesothoe mcaioier 'tan
th dsovr o he m prosedcto ringly
paty'onise 1909eeme, saped Jack
Wilso. Th expditintwa suface by a
cago ian. amed dwar s woisinggd star
wa t pu upalthmng .up .rthim fom.
hel iteres -in nythifgirht nigrtb discov
ered.'__ Wso'a ohv'quer a mdert andy
. - F/or sevea weeksY they a o prospec-t'h
td te .estinTiale~ownhcp Theyon found.
donanr oned i . soe cams.But th - ret
.wi this piht aret alke peid -themreat Dome
ridgelof drocovr, . fetcodng, 40to 80hee.soyht e
20tos eeabeovegrd, iy bendno one yet Wilows
h ow' subordrhateis heavilyle'ns wit -old.wasl
nta msserom knt nythere anduthreogy but god.d
. No:,enoghi .the sr of ,mos.-nin As;hethad
hy'es.raete eccntricitie off giocld mnrothelp
egthe'isoer gof -Theget ridgie- That sovernge
partyh consied ofna the "Wenso hede Dome Jadk
Weensond. hSxptas we drinand byla Cid
cao nhe naedouldr s h a eggdi
Prasthe m.dueost limarkabg sit~ry, Edwavr,
wht as tom ut af the Pmorupyineturn or by
prospecor nealmek theyl prospectdy. stt h
eA minon marpn whomi Wbliieve towsreipl then
(ne thet wBst, came Toim onship. Tn heyedound
a 6l aemarkakrdc .eceof goldm Buarz t thea
ametim askingh hey whremjhe suoed t time
"Nithi sfro t anywhere nCanada,"was t repl.
Ial diouhteyou wouldigay toat," wstr thatom
ismenr"bltyo aevd wog.bca~ neo
Thoweno"Bigh tod saptory s. Ash a
He sWid the uars wabie of him 'cy'l wotw.p
fort tosbendoadben acthentalson Dioe hador
tom befe uge boule, ohm hewdwtl
Per'haps the muart reamtrkr aven story Lker
hAtb, ha comei oht ofterupneoward toldson'a
prospectorle n rth "ofl oobat.'ney.ubndn
Aw mining mn hom I iev tberliableun thl
en Tyhadlcm o himon day ralnd'showd heim
aeremarkabl ih pie ofrneldntrz at otheb
name timte askild thim here had fouppod i came
rego. frome ahee n whenada the ely.a
.ad.n thheyo wnted say rthat, was the cormng
7RO M/ '. Cq
p et th
erything in Bight.
During the following winter the hiusband of th
wom an who was so soon to become a widow 4ft
seriously injured In a mill. In a *few days b
realized that death was nears Hle sent. for the tw
prospectors who hiad accompanied him to La
Abitibi. They came.
"Boys," said he, "I guess I've got to . die. I can
go back with you- in the spring to stalge the claim
I- want- you t~o promise me that If I die you will gIN
th l oa hr f htw on atya
.Th meC poie.Th iehadte.B
Heospecw them.H countr thruherean tkeou wee.wr
ering ilhre u in thmimgpac.'h'tecor
Duringe tek follneg wne tdhem hsand ofe t
womn ho wttas s cetono mn t beco e apiow a
saeioulyon..edano a hunil. tIn te dountr
rarized that dorthwsnas enfrtet
bretorsh announced accmpafrite thm to Ltal
Abiobi Lakeytb came.
Whens, id rahed" gues 'ke goet de. hI canc
from bthe wtr hydou in the "bugtosh,"as tCnadiam
caI wa oeston priepared ta wit.ieyuwilg
the old wmnighthrd of hat vweifoaunhelast ert
ot ohe ebuoshe. Thewife heart them.h he
waTedow ha told -. l D wh the cdier caer
tw. canhe utin their sae place.gh the cor
gonteo quit eavin facetin tikes in the srinar.
ae ing theo aendohntBilg--ipaw the wountec
rTo he ortniht hr a ofieu h e
hat 31waod eoue ghpirlefsoke cul.. Twom wee
bforfthe daanuiget. tme for te burned The
Wooey qwas hismorefre ad hi kigt anvdentlyat
thren moreacs he the laente drwt h calc
frm thisne water hidd u it int the wbs,"a ateia
call anors ton obsered ther wat. h tl
nOsn th ihdyof his vi lwy'addlhd was ei
aotgo these, beoin soa- the igettaeh
waild wso paddgn asequ'itlywnsthe lacid rive car
two. "knuce" cutin thei~r wAngr- tohnthe1
wter in.d lavngt onasi than e roar.h s
dl a in the eftnbnk-l sthe two spcoo
Theap''xt instat sleemed t e tran l t Bl
Tane that ani-uthttre ws ndfire,.ut the quic
dy a1sawn acoued sirkao battlehingfrm.
* Woodniey dysandt'nowht yt-he fies rne. hE
senehad onhae nol chane to beisve -sth waitE
threes more ayd then ne wt inwt the e.S l
wehis canoeb weaos ahin ptotlint tfhe wen
tookre during toohere thxt terend otseee ceral
thatlh wsl palurng qitahe coult wenthN
thae thu htoute" of th aese hingr- whilet he
thining. was nhougt moe nthng Al0 heedidh wsui
actn fisat n then lefterwank-th Atfw strokpes1i
hes hatndsan o ofe ktckm wthhis fee at Bil
agane thet abnk cut rit ver toosuk atr asti
th asn Bine ouldt sinke brush. l~p
Theorest ohs'tor yanwhe hel inshortie.;
aganst Hner dthoesin the wxtfoter.h oure
mdred Wodurint the ext s cd it see e e
thath wouldhv saving tHe nrext upmotheN
tate thoghto all tof theserthings He houl na
sta muhsa and time, aftad he ftoew snutoke
hisma and He ftoe, noiocs wit hsreet tims h
ant tmehe ban No rata tee're ntri fte
Thha Billed to camp anb gneubgsnh.b
tae. Hunger, ihfinhiad the next dalgthu
adoven Wodn itose the veclamp ofe h a
Ho dwontuld a sainko h-a He~ crep a, toim tho
clet enightndstolethig hfhod.l hat couldme
sotea mchai imeng.h tleeoght e
hiaiee prstole, note oenced. utethe tihe
nertte ent droneal tnoey werte mnt ther
Td;hehped upe femp and fgneg and bleat
gager, noe oknois lfnri hand the er ld
li dit nlya sman uitan scan o a, lil
Theo i no othe seaton LW
-ine' is so much neede&0 1W thei aAg
The -blood is impure and hn ovoriged-.
condition idicated b mple, a
-other er 8in on th lce and qdfvsa:
deficient aIty, loss of appetite, lk 5,
The best spring me4icin6, according to
the experience atid test iony- of thou.
sands annually, In
-It purifies and enrichos the blood, oures
eruptions, builds up the system.
. Get' it tod "ik usual liqid form or
chocolated ta Iown as Sarsatabs.
The Practical Agriculturist.'
Adam sniffed at the book farmer.
"I don't believe in spraying apple
trees," he snorted.
In the Spring cleanse the system and
purify the blood by the use of Garfield Tea.
It's easy for a pretty young widow
to make a man think he wants to
PI'LES %R~ED IN 6 TONT.
Your 11 i r n nBn NT.
MAONT faili(A3tIou~ronn cusoo of itchinle
loNg or Protruding IIlea in to 14 a
Alice-I like Tom immensely, and
he's very much of a gentleman, but he
does like to talk about himself!
Grace-Yes, dear, your night hath
a 'thousand I's.-Puck.
THE HAPPY MAN.
First Lady-How very happy the
bridegroom looks! Really it is pleas
ant to see a young man looking so
Second Lady-Hush! That's not
the bridegroom; that's a gentleman
the bride jilted six- months ago.
A serious-minded New Yorker, who,
because of his dignified outlook on
life, has sent his son, aged twelve, to
a particularly strict and proper board
ing school in New England, unexpect
edly visited the school last week. As
certaining the location of his young
hopeful's room, he climbed the four
flights of stairs necessary to reach it
-and entered. On a mammoth pla
card suspended from a steel engrav
ing of "Washington and Generals"
_.jtipreqented to the y Vhs
Mas gift by hr ddimiring Jarent Was
the cheerful sentiment:
"Don't spit on the ceiling. We have
lost our ladder."
"TeIn cents' worth of canine pepper,"
aid the litttle-b'b- in the suburban
"Canine!." echoed the astonished
Sclerk. "Why, my little man, I guess
. you mean cayenne pepper."
- The little boy was doubt ful.
e Maybe I (do, mister," he hesitated,
d"but mamma said it was the kind of
pepper that had a sharp bite, so L.
thought, it was 'canine.'"
Of0 Thq:.Rockford Morning Star.
S"About seven years ago I ceased
-5 drinking coffee to give your Postum a
S"I had suffered acutely from various
dforms of fndigestion and my stomach
Shad become 'so .disordered as to repel
almost every sort of substantial food.
My general health was bad. At close
*intervals I Would suffer severe attacks
which-conflied me in bed for a week
or more. Soon after changing from
coffee to' Postum the 'indigestion
abated, and in a, short time ceased
Sentirely. :I have continued the daily
use of your ex~ellent Food Drink and
assute'you most cordially that I am
indebted .to you for the relief it has
. brought me.
"Wishing you a continued success, I
anm '-- Youi-a very truly,
-. --J. Stanley Browne,
.. . ', Managing Editor."
. fcourse, wheni a man's health
ii shows heb can stand coffee without
'tPQublo, let .him. drink it, but most
bisfhlyj.olganiz'ed brain-workers elm
T 'he drugs natural to the coffee her
**ry affect thle stomach and other organs
and thence to the complex nervous
tsystem, throwing it out of balance and.
Sproducing disorders in various parts
g of the body. Keep up this daily pois
e oning andl serious disease generally
:osupervenedi. So when man or woman
1finds that coffee Is a smooth but dead
Sly enemy and health is of any value
r at all, there is but one road--quit.
It is easy to find out if coffee be the
. oause of the troubles, for if left off 10
~,days and Postum be used in its place
Sand the sick and diseased conditions
,begin to disappear, the proof is un
S Postum is not good If made by short
*boiling. It must be boiled full 15 min
~,utes after boiling begins, when the
. crisp flavor and the food elements are
ybrought out of the grains and the bev
.erage is ready to fulfill its mission of
'epalatable. comfort and renewing the
4cells .and nerve centers broken dowri
y"There's a Reoasofi."
. Get the little book, "The Road to
" W'ellville," in pkgs.,
E lver readl the above letter? A new
Uo appear,. from time to time, The
ew euine, true, and f1ql1 of humana