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A Day's Spcrt With the Wild Fowls
on the Gulf C?a?-~Duck Shooting
at It? Beit - Dow? Souia. ,
New York Sun.
The houseboat Skeeter lay in Bayou:
Marie, moored by a stout r ipe to the
trunk of a liveoak whose green branch
es overspread her deck. Smoke curled
from the funnel of the galley where
Alphonse waa at work.
Two miles below her the Mexican
Gulf beat upon the Louisiana coast.
The blue waves creamed white in the
winter ?uti and a wind that traveled
ten mlle! an hour but bad no sting in lt
came from the southward.
Half a mlle to. the right and back a
mlle from the sea was a marsh which
contained pools of fresh water abd In
the poole were weeds on which grew a
black bgan attractive to ducks. The
hoarse o? a mor of wild fowls came from j
U Out of the sea horizon lines of them
stretched, making inward to the daily
feast. They came V-shaped to lessen
the air resistance and each flock waa
led by its oldest male member.
High overhead sailed with solemn;
honking a, group of canada geese and
the foreman gander was 50 years old!
if v. day. Lower down, but still far out
of gunshot, mallards went by, headed
by a drake of five seasons.
Pintails and bluebill? ?wept in, guided i
hy leaders ut expo; lenee, and the rule
held good even to "the mass of green
winged teal too numerous to assume the |
proper formation, hurtling by with the
speed almost of shot, but still with the
older birds still in iront,the packed maas
behind lowering and riding and darting
to right or left as the darted.
lt was a great sight from the deck
nf the Skeeter in early morning, for the
?un hung two yards above the eastern
sea-line and breakfast was not .ready.
Even at the distance, the beating of the
myriad wings put a tremor In the ear
and the rays of light flashing upon
tinted wings showed all the hues of a
As the Hocks a hundred yards high,
or a mlle high, rushed above the marsh
they half-shut their wings and dropped
downward with quickening swiftness,
circling once, still going down, then
settled slowly. It was the old, and al
ways new, miracle of aerial flight made
without effort and almost without voli
tion and envy was In the. breasts of the
men who watched. li
The Farmer had sloshed a b?cket of
cold water over head and shoulders and
stood rubbing himself with a coarse
"I've counted fourteen varieties of
ducks since I came on deck," he said.
"They're coming in fast this morning.
Weil have to talk to them after a
Alphonse poked his white wooly head
above the companionway, saying:
They went below to, a southern
breakfast of coffee strong enough to
stain the sides of the cups, broiled ba
con, broiled birds, hot biscuit, waffles
and sugarhouse molasses. The Doctor,
who has the ? purse of a garret poet
with the tastes of Lucullus, dined on
jacksnipe brains on toast. The brains
of 60 snipe went to make his repast
and he pronounced it good. Then pipes
were Ht and they hurried Into rubber
boots an canvas shooting coats.
Their guns are as various as the men.
The farmer, who ls a Louisiana plant
er and the host of the party, had a gun
which belonged to his grandfather. It !
was made in France in 1840. It was
originally, of course, a . muzzleloader,
but has been changed to a breech
loader with hammerless locks.
The barrels are of 14-gauge and 34
inches long. They are of a beautifully
threaded" metal, so soft that it can be
cut easily with a pocket knife. Indeed,
they were once 86 inches long, but near
the muzzle were worn to the thickness
of letter paper and were cut off.
The stock, of finest English walnut,
is straight without the pistol grip and
scrolled and carved. 0n ita ?.-?ft Bide,
near the butt, is an inscription in dog
Latin, the letters filled In with silver:
"Legere et scrlhere pedagogl eat . sed
optime colllnere est Del," .which ls
traslated freely as "Reading and writ
ing may be had of the schoolmaster,
but a crack shot is the work of God."
It ls very old-fashioned, this gun, is
cylinder-bored from breech to muzzle,
is too long fer modern likes and balan
ces badly in unaccustomed hands, but
lt shoots with marvellous strength,
making an evenly distributed close
pattern, and the Farmer ls deadly with
it. Because of the softness of the "metal
and his use of smokeless powder, the
breech swells badly after a hard day
and then he puts In'wq?den-.pl?gs;of
proper gauge and hammers:. it' down
with a little hammer that has eather,
over Its end.
The Farmer thinks a great deal of
the gun because his grandfather
downed mallards with it in days when
imported slaves spoke only African di
alects and his father used it on deer
and woodcocks up to 1861, when he
went out with a louisiana regiment
against the men of the north . and was
killed in his first battle. The gradr
son and son ls wont to extol its merits
above the merits of the heW weapons
and back himself with it for moneys,
marbles or chalk.
A wonderful field shot is the Farmer,
with an instinctive Judgment of wind,
speed and distance and tie; knows to an
inch just how far and strongly the old
louble-barrel will shoot. Tb watch him
s a liberal education ad to spend a
? eek In a blind with him, or in tramp
ing the brakes or-marshes, Uv to be
come one of the elect.
He ls of the old'school of shooters,
too, believing In the use of big shot for
big birds and he does not think that
No. 8s are sizeable for giraffes. He
uses No. - 2b for mallards, canvasbacks
and redheads. No. 4s for other ducks
of medium site and feathercoats and
No. 6s are the. smallest he will alto ?/ for
teal. Also he asserts twit the shot for
the wild goose ls the "lbw mould" buck
A gangplank a foot'wide ran from the
houseboat to the bluff bank of Bayou
Marie and the party trotted over lt one
hy one, the pockets of the coats sag
ging far down with tho weight of the
shells. That day was. one of the clear
days when, though the wild fowls are
in millions, the shooting is hard be
cause the wind keeps the birds on the
water or in the weeds.
They got up promptly when they saw
the men, get'up Vii **ong distances, but
did not circulate to.ich, and waiting in
the blinds was riot Sroduetlve. Ducks
In such a wind get tr\elr altitudes read
ily and then travel wi tn fierce speed
and the, shot are blown a good deal and
the pattern widened, all of which
'hinge must bo allowed for.
The marsh was two miles long by a
quarter mlle wide and the little pools
were thick through lt, each pool hold
ing ducks. It waa plain that auch
"hooting as they got would come from
walking them up and taking chances
?n far rises. The Doctor and the En
gineer took ono side of the. marsh,
leavolrtg tho other for. the Farmer and
They did not notice at first that the
Farmer took the seaward side of the
marsh. When they dh? notice it five
minutes later they chuckled and ?aid:
"The ducks fly nearly over the marsh
before they pitch and there are more
of them on this side."
That waa true, but lt waa also true
that the strong wind was blowing
straight from the sea. The first birds
they flushed were three dusky mallards
which fcc* tip 20 yards in their front
and 10 yards out in the marsh and
went straight " away across the marah,
"sing, of course, against the'wind, as
?ll birds do. They both shot at the
mallarda and not a feather felt
As their guns cracked a black swarm
arose further out, rose against tho
wind, and streamed away . over thc
Farmer and his companion. The ducks
were not more than 40 yards high when
they passed above the Couple, and the
Journalist turned loose both barrels.
Missing was Impossible, ?teven blue
bills came raining down. The Farmer
had disdained to shoot, '?be Engineer
grinned at the Doctor.
"First blood tor the opposition," he
Aa they went on. making as little
noise as possible, they flushed many
ducks. fa fact the birds rose every 50
yards or BO, but all rose some yards
out and all went straight away against
the wind. By the time the Doctor and
the Engineer got up their guns the
birds had added ten yards to the dis
tance and were still climbing.
Realisation came to them that they
were in for,, a hard time, but they re
fused to surrender hope. They could
hear the guns of their opponents and
now and then see a duek fall, but they
?had bagged u half-doxen birds them
selves and believed their luck would
With a splash and a squawk a badly
frightened mallard drake leaped high 15
yards away, liz initial spring carried
it 20 f?ct in the air. With the wind
bearing against its breast it stood al
most on itB tall In the air.
They could see its green head flash
ing like an emerald In the sun and the
reddish feathert at the ' base of the
neck and the beautiful blended hues of
the back, wings and tail, ' They could
even see for the Instant the little
curled feathers at the root of the tale.
It was a shot which the Farmer
would have made with the right barrel
in; two second and thought nothing of
it. His old gun would have Jumped
instinctively to his shoulder and the
barrels would have hidden all of the
bird except the very top of its head
and it would have gone dead, hit hard
about the middle. .
Birt the Doctor shot under it with
his right and a yard to one side with
his left, because the drake was both
climbing and . spiraling, and the En
gineer shot away under with both bar
rels as the mallard sailed on? Seventy
yards high it went against the. wind,
badly frightened, its wings beating
tumultuously putting 90 miles an hour
, The. pair followed it with anathe
I mas. Then they were conscious that
' the farmer had dropped to the ground
opposite them and the Journalist had
A single puff of smelts rose from the
clump of weeds hiding the Farmer.
It looked to be an Impossible shot, yet
the drake's wings shut spasmodically
and lt whirled over and over in its de
scent, stone dead long before its plump
body struck the soft edge of the marsh.
The Doctor drew a long breath and
There's something In that No. 2s
That was rare shooting on the wind
blown marsh, with the fowls showing
black against the sky and the thunder
of the surf close by and the fresh wind
with the taste of salt In it. There is
such a thing as sitting in a blind when
birds are thick and butchering them
with right and left barrels and such
a thing as walking them up, when the
wariness of the swift creatures and
the cover In which they hide and the
wind are all in their favor, and the lat
ter much more closely approaches
true sport. That day the houseboat
party got duck shooting at its best,
for the shots were often difficult and
not too numerous.
The rival pairs met at the end of the
marsh and the scores stood: Farmer
and Journalist, ten mallards, eight
bluebllls, three sprigs and -five teal;
Doctor and Engineer, one mallard, two
sprigs and ten teal.
Alphonse gave them a good dinner
that night-gumbo filet redflsh stuffed
with oysters, roast mallards dressed
with peppered olives, a salad, cheese
and black coftffee; but what ls a good
dinner to men who have to rise from
table and schrub flannel shirts stiff
enough to stand alone? In .the yellow
light of the oil lamp the Doctor and
the Engineer, humped over the tubs
with old - fashioned washboards,
schrubbed and schrubbed, while the
Farmer, at ease on. the divan, smoked
perlque cigarettes, and the Journalist.
sucking1 a cob pipe, between puffs re
cited them reams of his *>wn poetry.
NEW YORK'S JEWELRY DISPLAY.
Magnificent, Dazzling Sights That Roy
alty Can Hardly Hatch.
New York Sun.
A sight that Impresses, even aston
ishes, "strangers in N?w York-stran
gers from foreign lands as well as
from other'parts of the country-is
the magnificent display of Jewelry at
the opera, the theatre, the fashionable
restaurants, at every place, in fact,
frequented by the public.
At : the Metropolitan Opera house in
particular on a regular subscription
night coronets, tiaras, collard, neck
ties, ropes, ceintures, stomachers, daz
zling In their brilliancy are as plenti
ful as if made of glass and lt does not
take the eye of a connoisseur either to
see that millions of dollars are repre
sented In them or, for that matter,
In the Jewels ?lor?e which shine from
the boxes bordering the horseshoe. The
Bight ls certainly well worth seeing
and one of which New York ought to
be more or less proud. But as a rule
the average New Yorker views the dis
play more or lesa calmly, almost indif
The fact lc that so gradually year by
year has the splendor of lt Increased
that New Yorkers are" slower to ap
preciate than are strangers, a magnifl
cen?e that can hardly be outdone the
world over. The New York woman's
opera manners may leave something
to be desired, but her Jewols, nothing.
It was only the other night that a
traveler of undoubted authority, lately
returned from visiting some of : the
largest capitals of the world, remarked
concerning the jewels shown at the
' "No" where else on . earth can it be
equalled. Even London and Paris are
not In it-'with'New York."
"Fortunately," asserted a jewel spe
cialist, "Americans are ordinarily fo;?d
of fine Jewels and they are now among
the best customers of the trade. Noth
ing but the very best satisfies them.
MT do not s?y that there are not peo
ple on the other side of the ocean
equally appreciative. The trouble ls
that just now there seems to be fewer
wom?h of the younger generation in
Europe with big sums of money to
spend for ornamets than there are
"Then, a? I have already hinted, a
favorite medium whereby the Ameri
cans make known their riches ls by
precious stones. Almost Invariably the
first thing an American woman who
finds a. large sum nt her disposal does
is to buy some diamonds; Later she
may. turn her attention to other Jewels
[ but dlamon?d alwaya lead."
i Ons ' of tho . fees t known experts in
? precious stones In thia country made
two Interesting statements tho other
day; first, that moro diamonds have
been Imported Into the United States
in the last.30 years than were mined
in two centuries previous, and second,
that during the year ?!J01 more pre
cious stones were senr. to New York
than reached here from 1856 to 18C6 or
.in any two years since.:
"For one thing," added tho exr??^
"from a commercial standpoint fine
JOwels are not a bad Investment, con
sidering 'that there ls no other com
modity, unless lt ls gold, which at a
forced sale will more nearly bring Ita
"Buyers of pearla duning the last ten
before were pearla in greater demand
years are at a disadvantage. Never
than they are right now, which means,
of course, that they have not depreci
ated in value. Feminine fancy for the
time being runs to strings of pearls
rather than, to set collara-strings
which lengthen out to ropes according
to the elasticity of the purse of the
man or woman who places the order.
"Anywhere from $20,000 td ?30,000 is
paid cheerfully every day for a string
only large enough to go around the
neck. Borne of the ropes cost as much
as 1200.000, and one ten feet long which
we finished a few weeks, ago for a
New York woman, cost $400,000. It is
not every day though that an order
like that ls placed.
"It is pretty well understood that
many of the costliest necklaces and
strings of pearla now extant are owned
by Americans: but perhaps lt is not
so welt known that each of these
necklaces, in fact and string of large,
perfectly matched pearls, represents
sometimes years of patient search of
the most famous pearl fisheries of Ori
ental countries and of the jewel maru
of tho world by experts who spend
their time doing nothing el?e.
"Nowadays, aa some people know, it
is as much the' custom to have certain
rare pieces of Jewelry made to order as
it is to order a 'dress suit, a carriage or
a yacht. Customers who can pay
many thousands of dollars for one arti
cle of Jewelry generally have individual
preferences which must be considered.
"The ornaments we have in stock
may give them a cue as to style, price,
etc., but the more fastidious are quite
likely to choose to have stones all of
a certain size or a particular color, or
it may be a combination of stones not
exactly like anything we have ma 7e
"In almost every case we can guar
antee to give a customer exactly what
she wants, hut not always at short no
tice. It may take months to get to
gether a certain desired group of
"For instance, the other day we
finished a pendant- for a millionaire
who wanted for a Christmas present
for his wife and ordered lt more than
six months ago. The most remarka
ble feature of the pendant is five ru
bles, which alone are valued at $100,
000 and are absolutely flawless and are
"One of the most superb private col
lections of emeralds in the world is
owned by a New York woman. Every
time she appears in it in public thc
fact is chronicled and she ls probably
the envy of every woman of her ac
quaintance. No one needs to be told
that. to get together such a collection
of perfect emeralds was a work of
u "I could go on multiplying examples
of the same* kind and describe many
wonderful pieces of Jewelry, but most
of them are In evidence at the opera
any night and the public is almost
aa familiar with them as the owners
"One thing is certain, that the con
tents of very many of the private
jewel cases In New York- indicate a
value of more than half a million dol
lars. In some cases they are snatched
in value by the collections of royalty
alone and that only because the lat
ter owe much of their value to histor
"Indeed, it is not too much to say
that separated from their associa
tions many of the JewelB worn by
crowned heads are so ordinary that
some American women would probably
refuse to wear them. .
"I am really surprised sometimes at
the cleverness of the American women
in dscrlmlnatlng between the indiffer
ent grades of jewels, and I begin to
think she must have a natural apti
tude in that direction. Of course al
most any one but an expert may be
fooled In precious stones, which ac
counts for the fact that Americans are
Blow to buy jewels through any save
well-known and trustworthy agencies.
The American women dearly loves a
bargain, but she ls not willing to run
much risk to get one when it comes
to a question of Jewels."
-But if strangers are astonished at
the show of JewelB at the opera and
elsewhere o'nights iii this town, they
are even more surprised at the care
lessness with which New York women
wear the costliest ornaments all day
long-walking, driving. shopping,
calling, indeed on every and any occa
sion. An English. Woman at a morn
ing concert not long ago, was both
astonished and alarmed to see in the
back hair of an American woman In
front of her a pin containing a row of
good-sized diamonds of first quality.
At the lowest calculation the thing was
worth $5,000 or $0,000.
'.Any thief," expostulated the Eng
lish woman afterward, "could snip
that out of your hair as quick as a
"But n? thief ever has," was the
Later on in th< restaurant at lunch
eon the English visitor saw at a near
by table a woman with several strands
of almost priceless pearls wound about
the outside of her Jr ess collar as if
they had been , so many beads, and her
companion wore ' a long chain . made
mostly of diamonds to which waa at
tached a lorgnette ' studded with pre
cious stones. Afterward, to the stran
ger's horrow, she saw both women
calmly strolling up Fifth avenue.
American women lt seems don't have
the finest jewels in the world to keep
them in a safety deposit' vault and to
substitue for them in public paste im
itations as was frequently done In the
old days In court circles by ladies of
high degree. No paste jewels if you
please for women on this side of the
The American buys jewels to adorn
her person and she wears them In sea
son and, lt may be, out of season.
Moreover, she doesn't worry overmuch
about their safety. It seems she has
no reason to.
"The percentage of losses of jewels
by theft in this country and especially
In New York," said a leading Jeweler
whose opinion on this subject waa
asked, "is so small as to be scarcely
worth counting. It Is perhaps true that
lt might be easy enough to steal a
handsome article n~>w and then, but
the thief always fln,'?* ft mighty, hard
work to dispose of th- Jewels afterward
without getting < rug nt- . In fact, it can
hardly be done.
"If the stones a." very valuable their
los? is Immediately communicated to
almost every buyer in the country, and
before they can be offered for sale one
and all are keeping a sharp lookout for
"The majority of New York women
who own many handsome jewels have
a small safe in their sleeping room
dedicated solely to the use of their jew
els; In the newer houses -his safe is
built into the wall and its whereabouts
would never be suspected by any but
the occupants of the room.
"This ls useful at least for the more
elaborate pieces not in every-day use,
but far little else. So constantly does
the New Yorker wear her jewels that
even the handsomest of them are much
more apt to be tucked carelessly inSsS
a jewel case in a top drawer than Into
the recess in the wall which is guarded
with an intricate combination lock.
"On occasions perhaps, as when in
deep mourning or between, 'seasons,
when for a few days or weeks the New
York woman may retire into the coun
try'for a rest, most of her Jewels are
sent to a safety deposit box for storage
or to her Jeweler's vault, which nowa
days ls fitted up with small priveate
compartments for tfc?*. benefit of cus
tomers. But their incarceration never
"Time was when the American wo
man who went travelling left all her
jewels locked up in a safe place till
she came back* - But that time oas
passed. Rich Americans are now too
well known on the other side to'fae left
unnoticed for lone, consequently while
in other lands attentions and Invita
tions descend upon, them almost K*
fast as when at home, and as the
American woman invariably wants to
dress well wherever she goes, ber jewel
case now goes along with her, and In
it are some of her finest jewels.
"Strange aa it may seem, seldom or
never are any of them stolen, and the
only worry their owner is apt to have
during her outing ia when she con
fronts the CUB toms officers when abo
lands again at this port."
Orators of Two Nations.
The men who enter parliament and
the men whom, you find on tile plat
forms have for the most part received
the best education that England can
supply. They are, therefore, naturally
disposed toward a fairly high standard
of oratory, a stately and dignified
standard, at any rate. Also, they como
to close quarters with their subject.
Their speeches ?re packed full of meat.
They excel In concrete, precise work,
and ore not afraid of dry details. They
rarely generalize, and one may say they
are never florid or bombastic. They
have a strong turn for exposition, and
like to hammer things out. They are
usually dldatlc. All Englishmen are.
If they are not preaching themselves
they like to listen to some one who ls.1
It ia a habit not without Its unfortu
nate side. It leads Englishmen at times
to address an audience as though they
were professors lecturing a class. One
detects in some of them a note of pom
posity or condescension that'Americans
would not stand for a moment, any
more than Englishmen would stand a
tempestuous fury of the Bourke Cock
They have not the flexibility of
French orators, and are nothing like so
well versed In the mechanics of their
craft as Americans. The latter feel tbe
pulse of their audience more exactly,
ure more quickly sensitive, and, being
in absolute sympathy, with those In
front of them, have a freshness and
ease and colloquial persuasiveness that
Englishmen rarely master. Their touch
too is liter and more deft.
On the other hand English speakers
are more restrained and possibly more
thoughtful; they are much more Intent
on reason and argument than on decla
mation. But as they mostly have the
national ahblt of spoiling sound ideas
by a prosy and pointless way of put
ting them, this does not count so heav
ily in their favor as it should. I have
sat under scores of oratora In both
countries, and my general impression
ls that Englishmen give you more and
entertain you lees. You run considera
ble risk of being instructed at an Eng
lish meeting and more often bored. In
America there is not much danger of
either fate-none at all, indeed, of the
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In after days v.-hen grasses high
O'ertop the stone where I shall He,
Though lil or well the world adjust
My slender claim to honored dust,
I shall not question or reply.
I shall not see the morning sky;
I shall not hear the night-wind's sigh;
I shall be mute, as all men must
In after days.
But yet, now living, fain were I
That some one then should testify.
Saying-"He held his pen in trust
To Art, not serving shame or lust."
Will none? Then let my memory die
In after days!
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less und Irritable. Makes you pass water of
ten during the day and obliges you to get up
many times during the night. Unhealthy kid
neys cause rni'umatism, gravel, catarrh of the
bladder, pain or dull ache in the back, joints
and muscles; makes your head ache and back
ache, causeB Indlgestlo n, stomach und liver
trouble, you get a sallow, yellow complexion,
makes you feel aa though you had heart trou
ble; you may have plenty of ambition, but no
Btrength; get weak and waste away.
The cure for these troubles ls Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the world-famous kidney reme
dy. In taking Swamp-Root you afford naturul
help to Nature, for Swamp-Root is the most
perfect healer and gentle aid to the kidneys
that is known to medical science.
If there ls any doubt In your mind as to your
condition, take from your urine on rlBlng
about four ounce?, place it in a glass or bottle
and let lt stand twenty-four hours. If on ex
amination lt ls milky or cloudy, if there ls a
brick-dust settling, or if small particles float
about in it, your kidneys are in need of Imme
Swamp-Root ls pleasant to take and ls used
in the leading hospitals, recommended by phy
sicians in their private practice, and ls taken
by doctors themselves who have kidney ail
ments, because they recognize In lt the great
est and most successful remedy for kidney, liv
er and bladder troubles.
If you are already convinced that Swamp
Root ls whet you need, you can purchase ?he
regular fifty-cent and one-dollar size bottles
at the drug stores everywhere. Don't make
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PR. KILMER fe CO.
DINGIIAMTON, N. T.
Sold hy all Druggist!!
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(Swam iv Hoot la nloaont to take.)
uny mistake, but re
member the name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
i-ioot, and the address, Blng
humpton, N. Y., on every bot
EDITORIAL NOTE-You may havo a sample bottle of this wonderful romedy,
Swamp-Root, sent absolutely free by mail, also a book telling all about
Swamp-Root, and containing many of the thousands?upon thousands of tes
timonial letters received from men and women who owe their good health, In
fact their very lives, to the great curative properties of Swump-Root. In writ
ing to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y" be B?ro to say you read thlB
generous offer In The Dally State.
All ages, colors and kinds,
large expense bills added
this splendid assortment of
We are selling as they come
in without adding large feed
bills to the first cost. By buy
ing from us you can save
m on ey
111? Plain Street.
Southeastern Lime and Cement Co.
Charleston, S. C.
The two most
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A PIANO A8 A PRODUCER OF* *
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THE SM1THDBAL MUSIC CO;
1347 MAIN STREET.
f?uch as Filing Cabinets, Transfer
Cases, Blank Books, letter Books,
Letter Presses, Rubber Bah?a, Car
bon Paper, Pens, Ink, Paper, Pon
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implement to smooth tba rough
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Some Big Bargains at
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Early June Peas 10c can.
Herald .asparagus 2 cans for 2Eo,
Lotus White Cherries 10c can.
LotuB Sliced Apricots 10c can.
Ivanhoe Apple Butter 3tb can 10c
Condensed Soups 6 plates 10c
Tomato Pulp 6c can.
Primrose Cocoa %rb can 10c, %tb 20a
Fancy California Prunes 10c, 8rba fo*
California Evaporated Peaches 10a
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trade. We deal on the square.
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eeur finds no fault with our "OLD
HUNTING CHEEK" RYE, (12-qUart
case, $10.00), and the Aged and Infirm
find Youth and Health in our "OLD
PRIVATB STOCK" Corn Whiskey,
(per 12-quart case, $7.00).
J. C. Somers & Company?
STATES VILLE. N. a
What ls moro refreshing than a deli
cate Cologne, either in the sick room or
for the toilet?
SWEET VIOL.ET COLOGNE, as
manufactured by W. C. Fi3her & Cox.
Is REFRESHING and does not get
musky or stale. Sold in any sire.
W. C. Fisher & Co.
Prescriptions carefully proparei at
any time of day or night.
1520 Main St., Columbia, S. C ,