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L. C. Hayne,
Cnaa, C. Howard,
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEB, 28, 1903.
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"Who'll tell us a good winter story?"
asked Rob, as the family, all at home
for the holidays, gathered about the
glowing grate on a stormy winter
evening; "a regular rouser of a yarn,
all about fighting blizzards and such?"
"Indeed," said his sister, "I'd rather
have something summery-a story
that will make us forget for a few mo
ments the snow and the wind and the
"I might do that," said Jack, the
oldest son, a young collegian who had
spent his summer vacation in the
Canadian woods. He had not been
home since then until now, and had
many ?tories to tell of his adven
"I was paddling my canoe up one of
those small streams which in Canada
so often run off into swamps and
seem to get lost there. We were a
jolly party of boys tenting in those
great woods where, you know, there
is not a human being for many and
many a mile away. And we had an
experienced old hunter, a regular
woodsman among us.
"After a while I btgan to see, so
far as I could take time to see any
thing, that I was losing my stream
cud ge!ting deeper and deeper into
the swamp. And now I began to
tEink of getting back to the camp, but
how was I to do it? I had been turn
ing and' turning about wherever I
joald find water enough to float my
canoe, until I bad little idea how far
I had come -or in what direction the
"I began to realize that when I took
up my gun to fire that I might get an
answering shot from camp, as we had
agreed upon, to let me know how to
find my way there But just as 1
was on the point of firing I thought of
looking to see how my ammunition
was holding out. I didn't want to be
in those woods all alone without any.
And, In fact, I found plenty of shot
Dut not a full charge of powder in my
"So I didn't dare to fire. I gave two
or three shouts, hoping my voice
might reach the fellows; and just then
I heard a growl right square above
my head. I looked up and saw a pair
if th-i brightest, wickedest eyes I ever
looked at in my life, glaring down
"I didn't know what it was, but I
had heard the hunters tell about wild
cat;-I didn't care much then, Rob,
whether you called it lynx or not-so
that I guessed it might be that kind
it a thing For a moment I thought
he was going to spring down on my
canoe, and I knew that if he did there
was little hope for me, for they do
say that of all ugly things to take you
at a disadvantage th?y are about the
ngliest. What could I do ?rn my
canoe without a chance,^* *i shot a?
him.-even if he. didn't tnrn'me over
Into the water, which was most like
ly? Those little Canada canoes are
frisky things to manage'.
"Well, he didn't bounce down on me
.at once, and as soon as I had time to
rally my wits I gave a quick move
. meat with my paddle and managed to
reach the shore. There was a stump
there and I set my back against it
just as with a snarl and a growl he
gave a leap and came to the ground
not fifteen feet from me.
"I couldn't see anything but a dark
mass, not very large, and those dread
ful eyes. I thought the brute was
going to spring at me and I fixed my
eyes on the flashing ones to try the
old plan of intimidation that we read
"I knew he could see far better in
the darkness than I could, and I kept
my eyes fixed upon bim. It really
seemed to -have an effect, for he
crouched down and crept off to one
side as if trying to get round behind
me. I turned, too, never taking ruy
eyes off him. On he kept, making a
complete round about the stump and
I turned with him.
"Well, he kept that up for hours, at
just about the same distance from me.
In making his round he would some
times be entirely hidden by the shad
ows and then come out again so that
I could see the dim outline of his
form; bnt in or out of the shadow all
the time those terrible eyes kept up
their glare. My own eyes ached and
burned with the strain. I tried to
calculate how the time might be go
"At last a yellow light began to
steal over everything and the moon
came up-a little beyond the full, but
so bright as to make things almost
like day. Then I could see the gray
ish brown of the fur of my foe as he
still crept round and round me. "I
gathered all my nerve and fired. With
a terrible snarling growl, which sound
ed like the exaggerated me-o-o-o-o-w
of a dozen home cats, he tore the
ground with his cruel claws-how
thankful I was they were not trying
themselves on me! I kept out of the
way of his struggles for a few mo
ments until, seeing that my shot bad
done good work, I ventured near
enough to give him a rap on the head
with my gun, and that was the last of
^"The next thing I heard was the
crack of ano.her gun, and then some
shouts and hurrahs which sounded
rather musically to me, you may be
sure. I shouted back, and before long
the old hunter and one or two of the
boys came up."
Suits of striped galatea, linen and
duck, and for dress wear plain white
linen, are shown for the little man
who is put in trousers as soon as he
can toddle. Small boys will wear
broad sailor bats turnee up a bit more
at tile brim edge.
is better ec
' NOW FOR PURE FOOD.
Results of the New Law to Regulate
One of the most important acts ever
passed by Congress, so far as the
health of the people is concerned, is
the law approved March 3. 1003, au
thorizing the secretary of agriculture
to Investigate the adulteration of foods
and drugs, to supervise the importa
tion of food products intended for ex
portation to countries requiring phy
sical or chemical inspection of foods
j entering their parts and to fix a stand
ard of purity for foods.
! The pure food law, as it is called,
was supposed to be mainly for the
purpose of "getting hack" at those
countries (Germany, for example)
which have excluded some of our
foods and food products, on the
ground that they were not healthful.
Our canned beef is excluded from
France and Germany because of the
fear of ptomaines. Germany some
time ago excluded pork, and some
countries do not like our fresh beef
because it Is supposed to be preserved
with boric acid. Be that as it may,
lt is known that Dr. H. W. Wiley,
chief of the bureau of chemistry of
the Department of Agriculture, has
for years been working to secure the
passage of a law by Congress to pre
vent the adulteration of foods in this
country, and in that work he has had
the hearty support of thc Kew York
Society of Medical Juris-prudence.
The new law ought to accomplish
two ojects. It should not only enable
the Department of Agriculture to pre
vent the adulteration of domestic
foods and liquors. It is also hoped
that by a system of certification as
to their purity, etc,, it may be the
means of overcoming foreign preju?
dice against some of our articles of
food, and of removing existing bar
riers against their sale in other coun
In some quarters it is said that the
law was expressly designed for the
benefit of the owners of the California
vineyards; that if adulterated cheap
wines could not be imported there
would be a much larger consumprion
of the domestic brands of clarets, etc.
The imported brands of cheap wines
have to be adulterated, it is said,
with a small percentage of alcohol.- be
cause of the variableness of the Amer
ican climate. The importers of the
cheap wines say that the percentage
of alcohol added to the wines is only
enough to preserve them, and is not
enough to mak<! them unhealthful or
bring them within what would be
known as adulterated wines. But
that will be for Dr. Wiley and the De
partment of Agriculture to determine,
in any event the act Should operate
for the benefit of the public's internal
economy, so far as its heal.h is con
sidered, and will enable the public,
if it so desires, to be reasonably sure
as to the composition of what it is
At present Dr. Wiley and several
experts are at work making up a list
of imported articles that are known
to be subject to the law, and also a
list of those articles which may be
suspected of adulteration. In enforc
ing the law against adulterated foods,
whenever the secretary of agriculture
has reason to believe that articles are
being imported which, by reason of
adulteration, are dangerous to the
health of the people of the United
States, or that their sale has beeu for
bidden in the countries where they
are made, or that they have been
falsely labelled, he is empowered to
obtain at the Custom. House speci
men original packages or samples
from the importations for the purpose
of analysis. If such articles are found
to be adulterated such goods shall not
be delivered to the consignee.-N. Y.
. Management of Cream.
The management of the cream ls
the most particular of all the special
points in butter-making, both as re
gards the quantity and the quality of
the butter. Sweet cream makes less
butter, and that of a less pleasant fla
vor than soured cream. But if the sour
ing is carried too far the flavor of the
butter is deteriorated, as the acidity
hastens the production of those vola
tile acids which when In excess pro
duce that condition which ls known as
rancidity. It is to the very moderate
quantity of these acids in the butter
that the pleasant nutty flavor and pe
culiarly agreeable odor of good but
ter are due. The proper condition of
the cream is called ripeness. The ri
pening of cream consists in the pro
duction of a certainty of lactic acid In
the milk, of which the larger part
from sixty to seventy-five per cent.
of the cream consists. The quantity of
acid in the cream should be no more
than is sufficient to give it a mild,
pleasant-sour testa, and th:s may be
produced precisely by the following
methods with shallow or deep cold set
Book farming will this month
especially manifest its advantages. I
The book we have in mind is tho !
memorandum book, and we doubt if
any one who has made su'?h a book
his daily companion throukh the sea
son, entering in it everything which
is desrable to remember, would will
ingly give it up, being sure that when
ever book farming is sneered at it
cannot be this kind. Let the book be
large enough and stroug enough, but
not too large to can-y about; better
use tw^pr; .more when one is filled. '
Books 'Ofjnnijj sort are worth preserv
ing, and it is pleasant to refer to them
in after years. I
The average age at death of people
who die by accident is thirty-five
and one-half years.
luipped than <
TYPE and N]
IAIN'S ?flPvD EN
The Dipping Process-Portable Vats i
For Small Flock*.
Sheep scab is one of the most serious j
drawbacks to the sheep industry of the I
country and results in enormous finan-1
cial losses. The losses are due to shed- j
ding of the wool, failure of condition
and the death of the sheep. Common
scab is exceedingly contagious from
one sheep to another and may in- some
cases show itself within about a week
after healthy sheep have been exposed
to infection. The contagion may be di
rect by contact of one sheep with an
other or indirect from tags of wool or
from fences, posts, etc., against which
scabby sheep have rubbed or from the
places where the sheep have been "bed
By far the most rational and satis
factory and the cheapest method of
curing scab ls by dipping the sheep in
some liquid which will kill the para
sites. The dipping process is as fol
First-Select a dip containing sul
phur. If a prepared "dip" is used
SMALL PORTABLE DIPPING VATS.
which does not contain sulphur it is al
ways safer to add about sixteen and a
half pounds of sifted flowers of sul
phur to* every hundred gallons of wa
ter, especially if after dipping the
sheep have to be returned to the old
Second.-Shear all the sheep at one
time and immediately after shearing
confine them to one-half the farm for
from two to four weeks. Many persons
prefer to dip immediately after shear
Third.-At the end of this lime dip
every sheep, and every goat also if
there are any on the farm.
Fourth.-Ten days later dip the entire
flock a second time.
Fifth.-After the second dipping
place the flock on a portion of the farm
from which they have been excluded
during the previous four or five weeks
Sixth.-Use the dip at a temperature
of 100 to 110 degrees F.
Seventh.-Keep each sheep In the dip
for two minutes by the watch-do not
guess at the time-and duck its bead at
Eighth.-Be careful in dipping rams,
as they are more likely to be overcome
In the dip than are the ewes.
Ninth.-Injury may, however, result
to pregnant ewes, which must on this
account be carefully bandied. Some
farmers arrange a stage with sides to
hold pregnant ewes, which is lowered
carefully into the vat and raised after
the proper time.
Tenth.-In case a patent or proprie
tary dip, especially an arsenical dip, ls
used the directions given on the pack
age should be carried out to the letter.
A small portable vat suitable for use
in dipping flocks is shown at Fig. 1.
When not in us,e, this vat may be con
veniently stored away, and it may be
drawn from place to place, us desired.
The dimensions here given may be va
ried according to Individual taste by
making the vat longer, broader or deep
er. A convenient size will be 0 feet
long by 2% feet broad at the top, 0
Inches broad at the bottom and 3^ to
5 feet deep. The floor measures 9 inches
broad by 4 feet long. "From a foot
above one end of the floor a slant with
cross cleats ri6es to the top end of the
vat. The sheep are dropped in by
hand, one at a time, at the deep end
and after being held in the dip for two
minutes are allowed to leave the vat at
the slanting end. This plan of vat may
be easily modified, if desired, so as to
haye a small dripping platform at
tached, as in Fig. 2. In this modified
plan an Inclined platform Is added to
the vat (shown In Fig. 1), and a remov
able skeleton box is made to fit over it
A gate may be placed nt the deeper
part of the slant. This should swing
AN ADVANCING CASE OF COMMON SCAB
toward the exit. While one sheep Is
being dipped another sheep is allowed
to ascend the incline into the small
dripping pen. When the sheep is suf
ficiently drained the gate is opened, it
leaves the pen, the gate is closed, the
sheep in the vat enters the pen, and an
other Bbeep Is placed in the ^tt-Drs.
Salmon and Stiles in Farmed' Bulle
3ver for turni
us your orders. Satisfaction (
How They May Be Improved in Qual
Improving the quality of bees by se
lection may seem a rather singular
transaction to the ordinary reader, yet
rapid strides can be attained by it
Some of our must energetic bee-keep
ers have proved this bayond a doubt.
Perhaps the most objectionable traits
of bees are irascibility, inclination to
swarm and idleness. Irascibility can
be bred out to a great extent. There
is scarcely an apiary that does not con
tain some colonies which can be han
dled with impunity, and others that
show fight at every attempt to handle
them. These dispositions are natural
and inherited from their ancestors.
The trouble can be overcome by breed
ing from such queens as are free from
these objections. Inclination to swarm
results in all bees and no honey. It
is true that as yet this trait has never
been bred entirely out of bees, but
there is a wide difference in them in
this respect. Select such queens as
are less inclined to swarm. Idleness
can also be cured by breeding from the
most energetic colonies. Every apiary
contains some colonies that outstrip
others ii 'toring honey. There are
other poin *hat can be brought out in
breeding. lor is one. One who has
made coloi -.tudy for several years,
produces a showing white bands
Instead of y v. Another point wor
thy of atte. i is a difference In
storing and ipleting comb honey.
Some colonies are bitter builders
than others; they appear to cap toeir"
honey more readily and in a more
workmanlike manner, although they
ao not fill the extractor any faster than
others. If comb honey is the object,
this is certainly wcrihy of considera
tion. A combination of the points de
sired can be at ained by careful breed
Warming the Poultry House.
There are many ways of warming a
poultry house, but tl ie plan shown in
our illustration is not only a cheap
one, but it also ventilates the poultry
house by supplying fresh warm air.
Any kind of "fiat top stove, or even a
kerosene oil stove will give sufficient
heat. Forty degrees Fahrenheit is
warm enough for a poultry house;
hence the size of the stove depends
on the length of the house. It is easy
enough to put a stove in the poultry
"house, but we wish also to ventilate
the house while warming it, as well !
as to make use of a kerosene lamp,
or small stove, if but little warmth is
required. The heater is simply a
closed box, one yard square, and one
inch deep, made of ordinary sheet
iron. The box, or heater is placed
on a small stove, or if legs are at
tached to each corner of the heater, p.
lamp may be placed under it. The
cold air comes in at A, passes through
the box, becoming heated, and
emerges at the pipe B. The cold air
pipe is half au inch in diameter and
the warm air pipe one inch. The pipe
A should be long enough to extend
through the walls to the outside, so
as to bring in the pure air. These
pipes may be made of tin. By bring
ing in the fresh air and heating lt, the
poultry house is not only ventilated
but wanned. This permits of closing
it tightly, so as to avoid the cold air.
No ventilators on the top of the build
ing will be required, and the air will
keep the house dry. Always bring
the air in and discharge it near the
roof, as the birds will not then crowd,
or become lame, as they will when the
warmth is below them.
Indian Game Fowls.
The game fowls of various feather
are mostly supposed to have descended
from the wild jungle fowls of south
ern Asia. The socalled Sumatra are
well known for their indomitable pluck
and other fighting qua'ities. The In
diam Games heir some resemblance
to the brped mentioned above, but are
not identical. The cocks do not have
the long, snaky necks, and the wicked,
cruel look of the Sumatras, but are
more compactly built, heavier and have
a more stylish appearance. They are
peculiariy valuable for the gridiron, I
having a delicacy of texture and fine
;amy flavor. B it it is for the purpose
if crossing with other breeds that they
ire most valuable. Like all the games
:he hens make excellent mothers. I
Farmers and Failures.
Pin up two facts to be considered
when you are discouraged: There are
hewer business failures among farm
ers than among any other class; more
men begin without capital and be
come owners of good business in
farming than in any other vocation.
Three wants are responsible for
nine of every ten unprofitable farms
want of cultivation, want of manure,
and want of drainage.
Neither social obligations nor good
morals require you to lend to him
who does not take good care of to .ils,
or who does not return them promptly.
Success depends even more upon
correct methods than upon hard work.
ng out FIRST
Guaranteed. OUR WORD F
FACE ROCKS OF NATURE.
Specimen Profiles in the California
All outdoors is a puzzle picture, like
those made for sharpening children's
Clouds pile themselves into fantastic
shapes and cast weird shadows on the
ground. Trees and shrubs mimic
things of animal kind, and rocks as
sume forms so foreign to their sub
stance that it sees as if only the
haftd of a master artist could have
made them so.
There are many people In the world
like Wordsworth's Peter Bell:
A primrlse by the river's brim
A yellow primrose was to him,
And it was nothing more.
To refer Bell a ro^'s a rock, a
tree's a tree, a cloud's a cloud, and it
is nothing more. However, we are not
all l $er Hells, and if we go to Mount
Tan?lpais we lind some astonishing
modellings by nature. Of these the
most familiar ?ire the Veiled Prophet
ess and the Old Lady of Tamalpais.,
On a ragged cliff so high that the se- j
quoias of Mill Valley seem like stunt
ed shrubs, the bowknot of Tamalpais
railway a narrow ribbon and the Gold
en Gate but a shiny streak, sits the
Veiled' Prophetess of Tamalpais. Im
mutable, inscrutable, sphinx-like, the
faces of the seeress is turned ever to
ward San Francisco, and only the
winds from the ocean may gather
from ber lips the secrets of the fut
A few minutes' walk from the tav
ern of Tamalpais on the trail that cir
cles the crest of the mountain brings
one to the Old Lady that guards the
path where it narrows on a rocky,
sheer-walled ledge. The profile is per
But Tamalpais has not the only col
lection of nature sculpture in Cali
fornia. There is the (I?orge Washing
ton rock, about thirty-five miles north
west of Los Angeles, in the Santa Su
sana Mountains. A chiselled monu
ment could hardly hear truer likeness
to George Washington than does this
With Squaw Kock comes a romance.
A chief's daughter loved a white hunt
er. Ile died. She returned to her
father's wigwam. The chief turned
her out and she found a resting place
in Russian River. When the Indian
women went next day to thc river for
water they saw engraved on the rock
where the river's course turns sharp
ly the features of the chief's daugh
ter. The Great Spirit had fashioned a
marker for her grave.
Rut nature is versatile. Her rock
pictures are not all alike. The caves
at La Jolla clai a style of art unique,
distinctive. Looking out from within
out of these great caves the entrance
forms a perfect silhoutte of a woman,
ta|i; stately, in trailing robes. UnUke
the people of the mountain, this fig
i^^does not play at hide and seek.
^^H^ps <he is the hna.^e of constancy,
i^^'liite Lady of La Jolla.-Sunset
Indian Medicine Man.
Ernest Thompson-Seton was talking
about the Indian medicine man the
"Did you ever notice," said he, "that
the Indian doctor's two prime reme
dies are to-day the prime remedies of
the most advanced medical science
also They are massage and the vapor
bath. The early explorers all ridiculed
these two features of the medicine
man'n treatment as much as they did
any of the^rest: but enlightened phy
sicians have adopted' them now. Of
course, the medical men practiced all
sorts of fraud and deception. But they
were shrewd judges of character, and
that was the reason of their holding
the positions they did. Here is an ex
ample of it:
"Running Deer and Lame Dog had
a quarrel. It was smoothed over and
forgotten. A year afterward Running
Deer was found dead one morning in
his tepee. The medicine man retired
and remained invisible for two days.
Then he called a council.
"When all were seated In order, he
said. T have fasted and had visions,
and knowledge has been granted to
me. You see this knife. There are |
three spots of blood on this side the
blade, three on the other side. I wipe
off the blood; this side is clean, this
side is clean. I put the knife behind
me, so, in the council fire. Each man
shall stand in turn. When the blood
spots come back on the blade, that
man will be the guilty one.
" 'Storm Cloud, stand up. No blood
comes on the blade. Storm Cloud, sit
down; you are not guilty.'
" 'Blue Buffalo, stand up. Nc*blood
comes on the blade. Blue Buffalo, sit
down; you are not guilty.
" 'Lame Dog, stand up. See, the
blood comes back on the blade. Lame
Dog is guilty.*
"Confronted by this supernatural
proof of his guilt, Lame 'Dog broke
down and confessed, and was thus
brought to justice through shrewd
judgment and a simple trick of sleight
"Uncle" Russell Sage.
The wasteful "bulls" and "bears" of
Wall Street, who generally live fast
and exhaust their capital of cash and
vitality In self-indulgence, are fond of
jeering at "Uncle Russell" and calling
him "miser" and other opprobious
names. The "accommodation" he af
fords them when in a "deal" fails to
excite their gratitude, especially since
they know he always gets back his
money with good interest, while they
often lose theirs. They are hardly
just. If they but imitated their "un
cle's" moderation they hight hope per
haps to live and prosper as long as he.
Whatever may be said of Mr. Sage's
strong grip on the dollar, the figure of
his last birthday clearly demonstrates
the excellence of some points of his
A.L just arriv
HUMOR OF THE HOUR ?
Sack a Mi?aiiderMtandlnsjr.
"When I suw tliut she was almost
beyond my control," said the railway
engineer, "I threw her over"
"Brute!" ejaculated a gentleman
wearing eyeglasses and grassy whia
kers who was unintentionally straining
his ears to overhear the conversation.
"It didn't do any good," continued
the engineer, "so I shut her off. But
still she was jumping pretty hard and
"Infamous!" said the grassy whis
"Sliding around. So I give her air"
"Ah, then you have some little in
stinct of kindness," growled the in
censed listener. "
"But it wasn't any use, and so I
jumped and got away just when she
began to smash thlngB."
"And I don't blame her one blt!" as
serted the man with the eyeglasses and
the grassy beard. "It's a pity she
didn't smash you, so you couldn't come
here and boast of your cruelty. I am
not surprised at the number of di
The Old Exenie.
She-A poor tramp stopped at the
door today, and I gave him a good
He-What did you do that for?
?ou're the softest thing!
She-I Just couldn't help it. He re
minded me so of you. I asked him If
he'd saw some wood for me, and be
said he was too tired.-Philadelphia
He Feared lt.
"And bow is your brother .Johnnie
glttin' along in New York, Mrs.
"He's gittin' along fast Mr. Barclay.
In his last letter he said he was in a
"That's too bad. I was afraid he'd
get in some scrape or other 'fore he'd
bin there very long."-Cleveland Plain
Miss Thlrtyodd-Cholly had the au
dacity to propose to me last evening.
Miss TwentyBeven - Indeed! And
when ls the wedding to take place?
So Fall of Life.
Mrs. Seldom-Home-Down, Fido!
Mrs. Jenner Lee Ondego-Don't scold
him. He Isn't annoying me In the least
I like little dogs. They are so full of
life, don't you know.
At this critical juncture Fido begins
to scratch himself with great vigor,
and they hastily change the subject
"Young man," said the citizen who j
makes a specialty of good advice, "go
west and grow up with the country,H
"I'm going to do that very thing as
soon as I acquire the necessary accom
"Can't you ride horseback?"
"Yes, but I haven't learned to swim."
The Recreant LOTCI.
Bessie-My, but you look woozy!
What*s the matter? Has Fred broken
with you ?
Tessie-Not exactly, but Fm afraid
he's thinking of lt Here's two tele
grams from him within the last half
hour, and in neither one does he say a
word about loving me.-Baltimore
AU He Coold Sar.
The Tar-Yer knows the difference
atween windward an' leeward, don't
Egbert-Why, I believe-aw-wind
ward ls where the wind comes from,
but I-aw-don't just know what comes
Father-Well, how did you come ont
in the bean guessing contest?
Dull Boy-I guessed there was 150
beans in the jar, and there was 0,200.
Father (sadly)-I'm afraid you'll nev
er be flt for anything but a weather bu
"She has such a natural charm about
"Yes, but lt is artiflclal."-Judge.
That'? Where They Are.
Where are the curtains of yesterday,
Thc nice lace curtains that used to grace
The parlor windows, looped and tied
With wide white ribbons In their place?
Bare are those windows. Now, ah, say,
Where are the curtains of yesterday?
Where are the curtains of yesterday?
Deep In the cedar chest somewhere?
Not on your life! They're roaming abont
Getting their fill of summer air,
Made into openwork dresses for May;
That's whero :he curtain? are working to
-Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
We Want to Talk toj
B 0Y'S CLOTHES
The Clothes question for- the growing Boy is aperplexing pro
position at best.
Pariente, who have raised an assortment of Boys, know all about
The Boy must be pleased as well as the Parent.
We have Boys Suits that will satisfy all hands and promote'con
tentm-riil in the family circle.
Our handsome Short Pants Suits from 3 to 16 years, in two or
three piece styles, will
FILL THE BILL EXACTLY
$2.50, ^&?0, $3.50, $4.00*and upward are the prices. The Suits
*re haudsornrand have style enough to please both the Boy and his .
Mother, as well as that substantial wear his Father will insist upon
^P*Bring the Boy he^e for all round clothes satisfaction.
!. C. LEVY'S SON & CO
for Men and Boys.
Buttermilk a Liquor Cure.
A buyer for one of the largest Im
porting liquor houses in New York,
who is compelled to sample enough
*"ne and spirits every day to put an
ordinary man out of business, says
that buttermilk ls his salvation. "I not
only buy five or six glasses a day at
the dairy restaurants or street stands,"
he says, "but I drink it all the time
at home instead of tea or coffee. I
never touch beer or anything like that.
I keep a stone crock of buttermilk in
the cellar and let it get a little si.ale.
It is better then than if taken fresh.
A man who insists on drinking liquor
will find very little trouble If he takes
plen;y of buttermilk. If he wants to
swear off buttermilk will help him. It
ls a splendid stomachic. Two quarts
df good buttermilk a day will cure any j
case o? nervous indigestion." j
An Ingenious Contrivance. '
An American as invented an en- ?
velcpe which records of itself any at
tempt to tamper with its contents. The
flap is imbued with some chemical
composition which when operated on
by a dampening process, or any other
means of penetrating to its enclosure,
records the transaction by causing the
wards "Attempt to open" to appear.
It is thought that the inquisitive will
think twice before pursuing their re
searches in face of such an inven
"Yes, he left the old roof and the
year old domestic hearth." m
"Too bad. Why did he do it?"
"Well, the roof leaked and the chim
ney smoked, and there never was
much sentiment about him."-Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
A young Irishman, who had married
when about nineteen years of age,
complaining of the difficulties to which
his early marriage subjected . him,
"said he would never marry so young
again if he lived to be as onld as Me
Poor acquaintances are apt to de
velop blindness. There's Muggins
never sees his friends Slender, Short
and Seedy; and all because they havo
become poer. For affecting the sight,
lt is marvellous what power tbere is
in poor folks.
He Has to Be.
"They teil me your son is a close
"He bas to be. I don't allow him but
a dollar a month spendln' money."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
It is always a good plan to be re
signed to having a successor in a love
FIRE Insurance,HEALTH Insugince,
ACCiDENT Insurance, Fidelity
and Indemnity Bonds of
all description issued.
Your Business solicited.
GRIFFIN & MUS
C. A, GRIFFIN. E. J. HIMS
Office Over May & May's Store.
# PLANTATION SUPPLIES)^
I am prepared to save you money on
Staple and Fancy GROCERIES.
Always get my prices before buying. I represent SMITH
BROS., or AUGUSTA, GA., and cad snpply you with Gro
ceries at Augusta Prices. Give me a call. Respectfully,
Er S. JOHNSON
Augusta Bee Hive
Has justreceived a full and complete line of
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
Consisting of CLOTHING for stout and lean men ; Clothing for
Youths; Clothing for Men and Boys. Also a full line of Oveicoats
for Men and Boys. The finest assortment of Men's and Boys Hatst
A full and completf- line of
My Dress Goods Departnieut conoists of everything the ladieB
iipod in Plain and Fancy Goods. SILKS of all shades ai.d prices. In
Ready-to-wear Skirts and Shirts, I have the most complete line in
My Millinery Department is complete in every detail. All the
different styles "f Walking Hats and Dress Hats, of the finest quality
and latest Parisian styles,
My stock of Shoes is too well known to need any comments. I
have for the tiny infants to the No. 14 brogans. All you need is to
all at THE AUGUSTA BEE HIVE to be convinced that this is the
lace to get your bargains.
ABE COHEN PRO.