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Whether you need a Buggy, Furniture, Household Furnishings, Christmas or Wedding present, we
invite you to call. We are ready for the buying public, with every department well filled.
We have handsome Suits, Dining Chairs, China Closets,
Dining Tables, Beautiful Rockers in oak and Mahogany.
In China, we have full Dinner sets or can sell you a
single piece. See our beautiful 10-piece Toilet Sets. They
are being greatly admired.
In Silverware, our new and beautiful designs will ? Large assortment of Rugs and Art Squares. Nothing
please the most fastidious and exacting buyer. We have j will make a more suitable Christmas present. I
never before been better equipped in this department. j Beautiful assortment o? Sterling Silver and Solid Gold
Have you seen our Cut Glass? The designs are new and Jewelry; stock just replenished fer the holiday trade,
the quality is the best, with prices much lower than the A full assortment of violins, Guitars, Mandolins, Ban
city stores. jos, etc.
We extend a cordial invitation to the people of the town nd ecu to sall and inspect our large stock.
OR THE CHILDREN
! In ibis amusing -amc the object ?9
I.'n> form a poem consisting of lines ex
tracted from the works of various
It can be played in several ways.
Single lines from different poems may
iie .written ou sheets of paper before
1 the beginning of the game. These are
I drawn for by the different men.hers
? of the company.
The player drawing a line is then
?iupposed to complete u_ four hue verse
in the meter of that given aud rhym
ing either alternately or not with the
Gnni word of it.
Again, oue player writing a single
liue passes it on to his nearest neigh
bor. The form of the stanza has al
ready .beuu agreed on.
The second player has three min
antes In which to add a second line,
.liter which the paper is passed on to
ea&b in turn.
An example of the hodgepodge
pcetry so evoked is the following:
Or^Lln?en when tlie sun w?.s low
A frog he would a-wooing go.
Ke sighed :i sigh and breathed a prayer,
??one but the bm ve deserve the fair.
' Parlor hypnotism, which contains no
element of the baneful. ne\er fails to
amuse aud inlerJ&L
Here, ls one 4BFy to mystify a com
?iiy of cler^t person^. Scud some
M1 for a moijflmt out of the room. Se
cardp from the pack and hold
.''them so that all the. com
isco what it is.
the player and spread out the
cards In the shape of a fan.
' take" the right hand of the per
son who is to be mesmerized and com
mand bim to select from the five the
curd you have thought of.' using his
?r/t baud to remove it. . -
For some reason thc subject never
fails tc draw out the correct curd.
This should be preceded- ly some
mysterious liasses iu the air on the
He or she may also speak of being
the seventh child of a seventh child
in a family celebrated for ?ts occult
powers and introduce other claims to
skill iu the arts of mystery.
A chicken fancie:- t.lls of how his
fowls talk lo him in ch '-'.:e:i language
One day a Cochin lv:i !!::;te: :>?? down
ia jfroiit ol' Li i : ; i an:! r'icki.-i ami tac
kled, looking up i;:l;> his fae- i he
chicken tauci.-r wj?:.t to I !:.. coop, h,.
he ituppot ed t'iat s!ie was tr. ing io tell
him ;!).:( some!liing was wrong. Sure
enough, one end of her perch had slip
ped loose and fallen down, and she
i'Oujdn'i roust upon it without sliding
. oH.' The fancier lixe.l the perch, and
the hon Hew upon it and remained
Tile same man tells of how a chick
en ixet him at the door of tl:.' hen
housr in a great lintier ol' excitement.
-She 1 spattered abo;:;, cackiingj and
seemed to be telling him a very long
tale. Ile investigated the interior of
the coop and fou - l that a mother cat
and lier family of newly burn kittens
were occupying the hen's nest.
Sheep as Beasts of Surdan.
the northern* part ol' Italia sheep
? j ?tit to a use unthought of in Euro
peau or American countries. They are
made to serve,_?is_beasts of burden, be
causj^Jiiey^are more surefooted thau
larger beasts aud the mountain paths
along the foothills of the Himalayas
are steep and difficult. The load for
each sheep is from sixteen to twenty
unda. . The sheep are driven from
ge to village, with the wool still
lng. and in each town the farmer
jj as much woo? as be can sell
and loads the sheep with the
in which he receives iu exchange.
T his Sock has been sheared bc
it homeward, each sheep having
its back a small bag containing the
Th? Mosquito's Hum.
has always been supposed that
bumming sound made by the pes
JUS mosquito is caused by the
id action of its wings, but a Scotch
srientlut who has been investigating
the subject says he has discovered at
the bas? of the insect's wings an ap
paratus that probably produces the
sound. It consists of a movable bar I
provided with tiny teeth, and as the j
logs are moved up-md down the
-th rattp over a series of ridges. The .
>verer Is not sure that the sound is j
iuced by this apparatus, but he
that lt might well be, and fur
investigation may show conclu- ;
BlveJy that it ls. *
Ab:ut Wilbur; Wright.
"1 \v:is ?t tin- !.<. Mars race track
last mouth.*' sn ?il a correspouiJerit
"when Wilbur Wright made Iiis first
"Our American aviator's tr hi mph
.was tremendous The French aerial
shari's admitted that the Wrights
were quite ten years ahead of Far
man, De la ('range and BlertoL They
gave Wright .i wonderful ovation, em
bracing bim. shaking.his hand, trying
to llfthim on their shoulders.
"He'took the whole thing indiffer
ently. Ile seemed rather bored. He
smiled and shook his bod. disengag
ing himself as soon as possible, and.
with his bands in his pockets, walked
away to his workshop whistling.. I
never saw such indifference to fame."
Chief of Republican Clubs.
John Hays Hammond of Massachu
setts, president of the National League
of Republican Clubs, is famous the
world over as a mining engineer. Prior
to the Republican convention. Mr.
Hammond was talked of as a possible
candidate for the vice presidency.
The new head of the Republican
clubs is a native of San Francisco and
is fifty-three years o'd. He entered
Yale with the class of '76 and was
graduated "from Sheffield Scientific
\He saw service with the United
States geological survey and became
a consulting engineer, with offices in
San Francisco. His fame as a mining
engineer spread rapidly, and in 1S93
the Barnato diamond syndicate of Lon
don sent him to South Africa to make
a mineralogical survey of Rhodesia.
Through his close friendship with
Cecil Rhodes and some of the less con
spicuous promoters of the Cape Mr.
Hammond was led to become' a some
JOH2? HATS HAMMOND.
what reluctant participator in the
Jameson raid of 1S05. He was cap
tured and got off finally with a $125,
In 1903 Mr. Hammond signed an ex
clusive contract with the Guggenheims
for $250,000 a year. A few months
ago the announcement was made that
the Guggenheims had doubled Mr.
Hammond's salary. He has an Inter
est in many properties throughout the
west, Mexico and South Africa.
A Coin Trick.
Rub a coln against a smooth, upright
surface for a little while, then press lt
hard and take your hand away from it
You will be surprised perhaps to see
this coin stick to the wood. The rea
son is that in rubbing the coin over the
wood and then pressing lt. hard, you
drive out all the air between the two
objects, and the pressure pf the at
mosphere keeps the coin in its place.
Just Suited Her.
"Please, ma'am, I haven't a frjend
or a relative In the world," said the
"Well, I'm glad there's no one to
worry over you in case you get hurt
Here, Tiger!" said the housekeeper.
Getting His Own Back.
"The giraffe has a tongue eighteen
inches long," said Mrs. Talkmore.
"And knows how to hold it, too,"
growled Mr. Talkmore, who had had a
long curtain lecture the night before.
Don't try to be a mind reader. Think
how uncomfortable it would be tc*
know what .people are thinking about*
you.-Atchlson ' Globe. JJ]
A Practical "ake.
Hi; was a wag and was passing a
larg? draper's shop in , Manchester.
There, drawn up, were three ur four
vehicles, and among them was a closed
brougham with the driver fast asleep
ou the box. Evidently the mistress
was inside the shop. Without a word
the wag stole quickly up and, opening
the carriage door, carefully slammed it
to. In au instant the coachman
straightened himself up and gazed up
the street as if ne had never seen any
thing more interesting tu look at in his
life. Then' he stole a louk over his
shoulder and saw the wag standing,
hat in hand, apparently conversing
with some one inside the carriage.
"Thank you, yes.' Good morning,"
said the practical joker and bowed
himself graciously away from the door,
turning as he did so to look at Hie
coachman and say, "Home!"
"Yes, sir! Tch! Get up!" And away
went the brougham home.
Where that home was. who the mis
tress of the carriage was or what she
did or said when she came out of tho
shop or what thc coachman did or said
when he stopped at the door of "home"
and found the carriage empty-all that
only the coachman and the lady know.
A Beggar In a Basket.
Perhaps the most curious use to
which Mexicans put their baskets is to
hold gamecocks. Sometimes tho cock's
basket is woven for the purpose; often
er lt is made from a sombrero, the
wide, high crowned, straw hat of the
country, into which thc bird is put, a
hole cut in the crown to give him air
and the brim carefully tied down that
he may not escape. The bullfight has
been called the national spurt uf Mex
ico, but cockfighting is much more uni
versal, for the humblest peasant may
have his gamecock, which he keeps in
a carefully made cage in his patio,
watches with pride and tends with
One of the strangest uses to which a
basket has probably ever been put was
the daily appearance in the streets of
a young man carrying in a huge bush
el basket on his shoulders his great
grandmother, of unknown age, who
held out a skinny hand to the passer
by for the centavo which was almost
unfailingly given. Surely a trust in
Providence could go no further.-Elea
nor Hope Johnson in Outing Maga
Drer.ms cf the Blind.
In my dreams I have sensations,
odors, tastes and ideas which I* do not
remember, tu have had in reality.
Perhaps they are the glimpses which
my mind catches through the veil of
sleep of my earliest babyhood. I : ;
heard "Hie trampling of many waters."
Sometimes a wonderful light visits ::: <
in sleep. Such a flash and glory as it
is! I gaze and gaze until it vanishes.
I smell and taste much as in my wak
ing hours, but the sense of touch plays
a less Important part. In sleep I al
most never grope. No one guides me.
Even in a crowded street I am self
sufficient, and I enjoy an independ
ence quite foreign to my physical life.
Now I seldom spell on my fingers, and
it is still rarer for others to spell into
my hand. My mind acts independent
of my physical organs. ?I am delight
ed to be thus endowed, if only in
sleep, for then my soul dous its
winged sandals and joyfully joins the
throng of happy beings who dwell be
yond the reaches of bodily sense.
Helen Keller in Century.
The Cheerful Undertaker.
A most amusing thing occurred one
evening upon our arrival at a small
town in New Zealand. We found
awaiting us at the station the local
carriage and pair, with the local un
dertaker as footman. He was garbed
in his usual funereal suit of black, but
he had substituted a white tie in or
der to relieve the situation somewhat,
and, evidently with a desire to dispel
any morbid impressions he might oth
erwise have created, he commenced to
whistle a selection of the most cheer
ful tunes he knew, while he held the
door open for us and helped us into
the carriage.-Clara Butt in Musical
"Have you ever played poker with
"Only once," answered Mr. Cunirox.
"It wasn't very satisfactory;"
"No; he lost. But it merely resulted
in my having to write him a chock sn
that he could Indorse il over tu ?'ie.'*
Hooks and calendars are always
appropriate ?rifts. \Ve have cjuite an
XV. E. Lynch A ('<?.
All the new things in Dress
gooda at reasonable prie-?*.
May & Tom pk ins.
-Millaira grapes, apples, oranges,
bananas, cocoa nuts, always select
May & Prescott!
Large assortment of ?3.00 picture
iran?es for *1.5<>.
1>. Ti mm ons.
To My Patrons, Friends and the Public,
The Holiday season is upon us,-and I am prepared as heretofore to
to meet aU demands and requirements in the different lines and ac
cessories, heretofore handled by us. Those who have been success
ful, and want a first class Victoria, Station Wagon, Surrey or Stan
hope, I am the man who can supply them,and accompanying necessi
ty ties. Harness, all the very best assortment from three of the finest
manufacturers in the United States: Robes, there is only one Manu
facturer in the United States worth naming-C HAS E-We have
them in great varieties, Blankets, of course you must protect your
For Christmas and Holiday gifts, we have a large variety of fine
imported saddles, Whips, crops, legginsand etc, and for the children,
boys and girls, we have a larger variety than ever, of Railroad Steam
Engines, Automobiles, Goat Wagons, Goat Carts, Hobby Horses.
Shoo Flys, Irish Mails, Bicycles, Veloipedes, Tricycles and Toy wag
ons, an endless variety,about a carload and a half in all.
Don't fail to come and make early selections.
749-751 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
of the finest Pi
stock. The be
coffee are ;
If in need of any of the following, ca
ered to you on short notice:
New Croa Georgia Syrup, Orange Marm
Heinz Sweet Pickle, Bottle Pickles.lQueei
Peppers, all Canned Goods, Fruit Cake Ingredie
nanas, Candies, Fireworks of all kinds and Deco
Give us your order and it will be just ri
Fresh stock of Franklin Ci
I desire to notify the public
that I have just opened a first
class-hotel known as the Hotel
Eldg^field and respectfully solicit
the patronage of the public for both
transient and regular hoarders.
Asa Gr. Broadwater.
Cotton Seed Meal and
I take this means of notifying
ray friends and the public that I
keep a large supply of fresh Cot
tori Seed Meal and Hulls con-?
stantly on hand and can fill their
orders at reasonable prices. Ware*
house near site of old depot. Youc
A. M. Timmerman.
We intend to close out all of the men's
Clothing we have on hand if
low prices will do it.
We have in stock a
lot of men's coats and vests .
thai we will sell at exactly half price.
Call and see them.
MAY & TOMPKINS.
t Standard and our
in not be excelled.
itent Flour made are foun
st brands of hams and
ll for phone 38 and they will be deliv
alade, Jeily, Preserves, Cranberries,
ti and stuffed olives all prices, Sweet
nts, Spices, Apples. Oranges, Cocoanuts, Ba
?.lit. Celery everv Saturday.
' ? -no 50 cents box for
Lg di b Christmas Present.
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