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In the absolutely healthy man or
woman the great organs of the body
do their moth impe?e?pubiy; in othtr
words, s healthy human being ought
not to know that it has a heart, longs,
stomach, liver, or anything of that
sort; and yet their working depends
on Eome of the merest trifles?if suoh
a word can be used in connection with
nature's workings?and the absence of
any one of them would mean the stop
page of the whole vit*l machinery.
For instance, to begin at the top:
When you swing your head from side
to side, or bend it backward or for
ward, you have only a little oord of
ligament between you and death. The
head is balaooed on a doubl? joint, a
pivot oh which it turns from side to
side, and a sort of swing-joint, not
exactly a hinge, on which it swings
backward and forward. It is this cheek
ligament, as it ?B called, whioh pre
vents it from going too far either way.
The reason is this: Immediately in
front of the peg of the pivot-joint is
the channel in tbe spine through
whioh the spinal oord passes to the
brain, and if it were not for ibis vital
check-string the head, which is, bulk
for bulk, the heaviest part of the
body, would fall too far baokWard or
forward and crush the spinal oord.
Here is another vital trifle whioh,
perhaps, you. have never considered.
Bare your arms and press your finger
hard on the upper part of one of the
veins and pass it slowly down. You
will see the vein swell up into little
knots; take your finger away and they
will vanish. The reason for this is
that nearly all the veins have little
cups in them. The cups open toward
the heart, and thus, when the blood
is flowing in the right direotion they
fold baofc and offer no resistance.
But they prevent any fluid flowing in
the opposite direotion.
During waking life many of the
long veins are more or less perpen
dicular, and but for these cups, or
valves, the blood would naturally tend
to flow down the vein, v. This would
partially, if not entirely, arrest
the circulation; the heart would be
unable to pump the poisoned blond
into the lungs, to be renewed by con
tact with the air, and suffocation
would follow in a few minutes. Where
fore, without these insignificant little
cups, none of whioh hold a quarter of
a thimbleful, no human being oould
The blood 1b oompooed of a gray
fluid in which myriads of tiny little
bodies, some white and some red, are
floating. . They are about a 3,200th
part of an inch in diameter. They
are inclosed in an envelope whioh has
the peculiar property of permitting
gases, but not liquids, to pass
through it. It is this which enables
them to take up the oxygen of the air
as it goes into the lungs and to convey
it to all parts of. the body. Oxygen
is, of course, as necessary to the body
as air is to a fire.
Now, if liqnids oould pass through
these tiny envelopes the fluid in
whioh they, float would enter them,'
orowd out the oxygen and put out the
vital flame just as surely as a flood of
water would put out a fire. In fact,
if this property of admitting gases
and excluding fluids were to be re
versed, tue human raoe would cease to
exist inside a minute, because the
time taken for the blood to traverse
the whole system is about half a Can
ute. > ^4
The same curious but beneficent
property is possessed by the vast net
work of tiny tubes, one 3,500th part
of an inch in diameter, which lie im
mediately under the skin ail over the
body; but their function is even stran
ger still, for they will allow nothing
to pass through their walls save what
is direotly hurtful or superfluous.
The result is perspiration, whioh
passes from,them through myriads of
tiny glanda to tbe skin. At a reli
gious festival in France during the
Middle Ages a child was gilded over
to make it represent a golden image of
?die Saviour. It died in a few hours,
poisoned by the impurities of its own
blood) which were, prevented from
gotting through the skin.
But perhaps the most striking fea
ture connected with the working of
the human body is the fact that we
have two brains, a mechanical and a
mental one, as they may be called.
The former is situated low down at
the back of the head, at the top of the
spinal column. The other occupies
the rest of the skull. This ia tho one
we do our thinking and feeling and
willing with.. But, although it is the
noblest part of tbe human organism,
it has no oontrol over the little brain
at the back.
No One knows exactly how this lit
tle brain dees its work, but it does it
continuously and unconsciously. Ite
busfeess is to lesk after the working
c-? the iiisgs, hea?t, eica?aah, and bc
ds on Trifles.
forth, and it attends to business day
and night without ele'piug. It will
now be easy to see that our lives de
pend upon these two brains working
separately. For what would happen
if the little brain were controlled by
the big one? We should have to
think separately for every heartbeat,
for every breath we drew and for every
flow of the gastio juico whioh digests
our food in the stomach. This would
not give us inuoh time to attend to
anything else, even during our waking
life. But there is something worse
than that?we oould never go to sleep.
The moment we did so we should stop
thinking about our hearts and lungs,
wherefore they would both stop work.
A Canine Kleptomaniac.
Sur is a kleptomaniao, says a New
York dispatoh. Many animals steal
food; but Sur does n?t belong to this
class of thieves. For weeks or months
at a time he may not steal at all; then
one of his strange attacks comes on,
and he takes whatever he Can lay toe
on that comes within the class of arti
cles he has a liking for. Curiously
these are all things in common use in
any household, so were one Searching
for motives he would say that Sur
stole because he thought his family
needed the things. Of course, in
stead of pleasing, it mortifies them
and things have come to suoh a pass
that his young master has been known
to rise before daybreak and sneak
things baok into the neighbors' barns. !
Among the articles that Sur has pil
fered are a garden hose, an ax, a ham-|
mer, t, small mosquette rug, old shirt
waists and aprons, six oarpet brooms,
several yellow bowls and countless
He brings his booty and drops it on
the front lawn, and then, wagging his
tail, and barking, he scratches on the
screen to let his y people know he has
brought them a present.
Sur in a thoroughbred white Lle
welyn setter and if you knew him you
would probably like him very much,
for in addition to the Btrange traits
you have been hearing abont, he does
many pretty ?ricks. He can crawl on
all fours like a baby, leap high over a
stiok and walk on his hiud legs quite,
Sur lives in Lob Angeles, Cal., in
the land of oranges, and he is very
fond of them. Ha likes to have them
peeled and quartered for him. He
also dotes on candy, raisins and ohoco
late oake, but his chief standby is
Sur is seven years old, and he will
probably live as much longer, for no
one takes his thefts seriously, as he is
only a dog.
Old Maids in Heaven.
According to one of Miss Wilkino's
characters in "The Portion of Labor,"
the punishment meted out to those
who have been too much married is
that they shall hereafter be doomed to
oelibaoy. "I don't know what L
should do," says Mrs. Norman Lloyd,
"if I. thought Norman would marry
again if I died. I think one husband
and oue wife is enough for any man or
woman if they believe in the resurrec
tion. It has always seemed to me
that the aaswer to that awful question
in the New Testament, as to whose
wife that woman who had so many
nusbands would be in the other world,
meant that people who had so much
marrying on earth would have to be
old maids and old bachelors in Heav
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in bones, joints or back ? Weak eyes
or stye on the eyes ? If so, you have
the poison of scrofula in your hlood,
and tho least sickness, scratch or blow
will bring to the surface all the horri
ble symptoms of this terrible blood
disease?ulcers, swelliogs.eating sores,
foul breath, bumps or risings boils,
. abscesses, white swelling, itching skin
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A Brigade of Millionaires.
It is stated on tho authority of sta
tisticians who have investigated the
subject that there are no fewer
than 3,601 millionaires in the United
There are those who ean remember j
when a millionaire was a great curios-1
ity in this country, and there were not
half a dosen of them all told.
Now there are more than 600 in the
State of New York alone.
It is said that there are more mil
lionaires in the United States than in
The returns under the new inoome
tax law of Germany show how few
immense fortunes there are in that
country in comparison with this coun
Her Krupp, the great gun maker, is
the only german citizen who ranks
with tbe very rich men in the United
States. His income is about $5,000,
000 a year, whioh falls far below tbe
incomes of several of our great money
But there is no other man in Ger
many who approximates Krupp in
wealth, and there are only 65 who have
fortunes of $5,000,000 or more. The
total number of those who are
worth from a quarter to a half million
is put down by the authorities at
There are 50 per cent more men in
the United States who have $1,000,000
or more than there are in Germany
whose fortunes are estimated at be
tween a quarter and a half million.
New York oity alone has more than
twioe as many millionaires as all Ger
Never in the history of the world has
money been accumulated so fast as in
the United States during the last 30
The day is not far distant when New
York will be recognized as the money
capital of the world. It is actually so
? An eccentric Ohio man made his
own coffin five years ago, and when he
died tho other day it took considera
ble muscular persuasion to get his in
creased girth into the box. It
was done, however, and two men sat
on the coffin lid on the way to the
grave, at the expressed wiBh of the
Are located in
both sides. ' Tl
the early appe
!s an effective I
and puts the <
8otd at Drug Store
J. W. (i?ATTLEBAUH.
EKNB9T F. CO OU RAN.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
ANDERgpy,- - - S. C.
Office Removed to Post Office Building.
Jan 8,1902 20 _4_
BONHAM & W ATKINS.
ATK0BNBYS AT LAW,
Anderson, .... - S. C,
Have moved their office rear Peo
ples Bank. Entrance through Bank
and side of building.
Jan 8, 1902_29. 3m
Foley's Kidney Cure
makes kidneys and bladder tight.
From 15c. to 40c. a pound.
If you like ?ood Coffee this
will please yon
Fresh lot of?
Nicely bleached at?
C. FRANK BOLT.
The Cash Grocer.
Franklin J. Moses, ex-governor of
South Carolina, was before Judge
Brown in the second session of the
municipal oriminal court yesterday,
says a Boston dispatch of January 10,
oharged with giving a oheok for $50 in
payment for a overcoat, said oheok
having been drawn on a South Caro
lina bank, in which it was learned the
ex-governor had no funds. Then
again it was further learned that after
Moses got the coat he pawned U.
Hit honor, the ex-governor, met both
Concerning the money transaction,
he said that at the time he gave the
oheok he honestly believed that there
was money in the bank to meet the
face value. A few days after he got
the coat he learned by letter that
there was no money there and at onoe
telephoned to Mr. James A. Hawkes,
the tailor, that he expected a party
from the South with money for him
with which he expected to pay his
Ex-Governor Moses thereupon gave
vent to a burst of oratory, as follows:
"In 1872, when I oceupicd the posi
tion of ohief magistrate of one of the
prominent states in the Union I was
driven by social ostracism, despite my
position and the counsel of men high
in publio life, to seek relief in that
alone whioh seemed to be able to give
rest to a mind ill at rest; namely, to
tho use of morphine. From morphine
I took next to using opium. In fact,
in 1876, the time when the Republi
can party surrendered the state to the
opposition, I had become so addicted
to its influence that I could not live
Judge Brown then sentenced him
to Deer island for four months.
Constipation leads to liver trouble,
and torpid liver to Bright's Disease, j
Prickly Aoh Bitters is a certain oure
at any stage of the disorder. Evans
? Miss Touriste?"You have some
strong and rugged types of manhood
out in this Western country, don't
you?" Stage Driver?"Yaas, miss,
we hev men out here thet don't think
it's nuthin' t' hold up a railroad
? After a woman is lost she hesi
tates for the purpose of deliberating.
the small of the back and may aj
lese are dangerous symptoms becai
tarance of, Bright's Disease.
ly Ash Bi
kidney medicine. It conveys a heali
i to the suffering kidneys, stops th<
stimulates digestion, cleanses the li
mtire system in order.
?. _ Prie
The Old Reliable Furnitu
He is big, but none too bif
el oven of a Buck's Stove.
Do You <
If so come in at once and
tions at once, and save expeni
Shared une House, but did not Speak.
Sprino Valley, N. Y., Jan 4.?
Death has ended the long life part
nership of Henry Eska and his wife,
Mary, but it has nut added a jot to
the silence between them.
For thirty years, living in the same
house, they spoke no word to each
ether. When Mrs. Eska, who was 79
years old, drew near to death, she did
not ask to see her hutband and he did
not go to see her. To the surprise of
the townpeople, however, he did at
tend the funeral yesterday.
Mystery surrounds the origin of the
quarrel that divided the little home
in Mannet, where Eska, bis wife and
their four ohildren lived. Gossips say
a mother-in-law was tbe firebrand, but
it is thirty years gone now, aod none
really know but Eska.
The Eskas had married after a ro
mantic courtship, and were a happy
and loving couple. When the vil
lage first heard that they had eaoh
sworn never to speak a word to tho
other, they said it would not last.
But it did. Dividing their little
frame house on the outskirts of the
village, each lived in his or her part
and never encroached on the other's.
Mrs. Eska cut her own firewood, car
ried water and tended her half of tho
garden. Eska sewed on his own but
tons, darned his socks and baked his
pancakes. Ho oould stay out with
impunity every night in the year.
There was no neighborly borrowing
between the two households in one.
When tho house burned a year ago
eaoh reooived one-half of tho insur
ance money. Eaoh went to live with
one of the children, but their silence
I still was unbroken.
? A muscular paBtor of a Connec
ticut church, who once played on tho
Yale eleven, is reported to have lifted
the mortgage off his ohurch. Score
one more in favor of college athletics!
? Red-haired Indians are very
rare. One of them, belonging to the
Passamaquoddy tribe's reservation at
Pleasant Point, near Kastport, Me.,
recently died there, aged sixty-nine,
His name was Sopiel Haney, and all
through his life he was shunned b j
the other members of his tribe be
cause of his bright red hair.
? Be sure you have the proper bait
when you fish for compliments._
A Well Furnished Home
Is not necessarily an expensive!;
furnished one, as at TOLLY'S hand
some, even sumptuous, FURNITURI
is procurable without great outlay
Not. that we deal in knocked-togethe
made-to-sell sort, but because we ar
content with a reasonable profit o:
really good articles of Furnitur
Our best witness is tho Goods then]
P. TOLLY & SON,
re Dealers, Depot St., Anderson, 8. C.
f to fill the roomy, white enani
Owe Me ?
settle, as I must make collec
se of coming tc see you.
1N T. BUKRISS.
D.S. VAN DIVER. E. P. VAN DIVER
ANDERSON, S. C, January 8,1902.^
TO THOSE INDEBTED TO US :
WE are compelled to collect what is owing to us
in order to pay our debts, &ad if you owe us,
either Note or Account, wo must have the money
or some satisfactory arrangement in the next few
days, or such claim will be placed iu the hands
of our Attorney for collection.
VANDIVER BROTHERS, and
VANDIVER BROTHERS & MAJOR.
Piano We Sell
SELLS US ANOTHER,
WHEN you look Over the list of famous builders wc represent, aud tho
long list of actual and delighted buyers?men and women famous throughout
tho South for their acknowledged artistic culture and social and political
standing?you will know the reason.
If you need a?
See our large stock. We represent as good as the world has produced.
*SU GRAPHOPHONES and Supplies also.
THE C. A. REED MUSIC HOUSE.
Liver and Kidney Pills.
DIRECTIONS?One every night.
Attention, Farmers !
We have just received one Car Load of
Fancy Winter Grazing Oats.
Come quick and secure some of them before they are
O. D. ANDERSON & BRO.
Slightly Disfigured but Still in the Bing!
YES, we have disfiured the Hayes Stock considerably the pa&t six weeks,
but still have some Bargains left in?
Shoes, Hats, Pants and Notions of all Kinds.
I am adding on a Stock of?
Groceries, Sugar, Coffee and Flour.
Try a Barrel of Bransford, Clifton or Spotless, and I am sure you will bo
pleased. White Wine Vinegar 25c. per gallon.
C. M. BUCHANAN, Masonic Temple.
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