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PLENTY OF M KAN LIQUOR.
Much <>f it J!;ink Poison, Says Chemist
"If tho mao who said there was ri.?
such thing ah bad whir-key, but that
there wab p.i whiskey an i better
whiskey, could sec and taste sume of
thc st'ull that wc are analyzing every
day he would admit that there is stuff
sold under thc name of whiskey that
at least is bad. In fact, it is little
better than rank poison and wo occa
sionally do run across stuff that it is
no exaggeration to call poison. '
Thcs'g r< marks were made a few days
ago by Dr. II. W. Wiley, chief of thc
bureau of chemistry of thc agricultur
al department, when he was in New
York arranging for thc installation of
thc bureau of analysis for imported
food aud liquors at tho appraiser's
stores. They arc particularly timely
aow in view of the investigation being
carried on by the city authorities into
the deaths of several persons it! the
"Slryker's Karin" neighborhood which
have been attributed to thc drinking
of poison .-old as whiskey.
Of course the cases now under inves
tigation are extreme ones. The stuff
which the victims of thc saloon-keep
ers' greed drank, and from which they
died, has been found to have contain
ed a large percentage of wood alcohol,
put in no doubt to give thc liquor thc
"bite" which is HO much desired by
some drinkers. Wood alcohol is dead
ly poison und only the most ignorant
would usc it to fortify whiskey. Thu
stuff was doubtless manufactured ir
quantities as required in the saloon
keeper's cellar, and has never entere?:
into the markets as a^commcrcial com
modity. It is a fact, though, thai
hundreds of thousands of gallons ol
stuff, less poisonous only in degree
are sold over thc bars in this country
and in England AB whiskey, and an
drunk by persons who think they an
getting thc puro juice of thc graiu
Dr. Wiley's investigations in th i
country and those of The Londoi
Lancet in England have shown tha
many of the popular brands arc no
whiskey at all.
In order to understand what i
meant by this statement it is OCCCE
sary to understand what a true whiskc
is. Dr. Wiley has laid down a d?fini
tion for his food standards depart
mont which is generally accepted, bot
by scientists and thc trade, as th
true ono. It is as follows:
"Whiskey is the distilled produ<
of fermented cereal grains, properl
aged in wood, in order to remove tl
greater part of thc fuisl oils, cte
produocd during thc distillatioi
Whiskey should not contain less tha
45 or more than 55 volume per cent, i
aloohol, and not more than 0.25 pi
oent. of total solids (extracts). Tl
content of fusol oil should not exoet
0.25 per oent. No artificial color ot!
cr than that revived from the wood i
which it is stored is admitted in whi
In order proporly to age whiskc
and no liquor is entitled to bc calli
whiskey unless it has been matun
by agc, according to thin definition,
?nustbe stored for at least four yea
io a properly warmed and ventil?t
warehouse. Four years is tho mit
mum recognized in the trade, but 1
The walking sick, whr
a crowd of them there an
Persons who are thin an
weak but not sick enoug
to go to bed.
"Chronic cases" that'
what the doctors call then
which in common Englis
To stop the continue
loss of flesh they nee
Scott's Emulsion. For th
feeling of weakness thc
need Scott's Emulsion.
It makes new flesh an
gives new life to the wea
Scott's Emulsion gel
thin and weak persons 01
of the rut. It makes nev
rich blood, strengthens th
nerves and gives app?tit
for ordinary food.
Scott's Emulsion can t
taken as long as sicknes
lasts and do good all th
There's new strengt
and flesh in every dose.
A i We will bc gk
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flKrg99BKr2 <h = form of a label is on
t^BH3ME|SE wrapper of every bottle
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Wiley declares that it is seldom that
whiskey that is less than six your- obi
is lit to drink. Proper aging, then, in
an expensive proccHH and one that re
quires large capital, It is estimated
that lesa than 1?.") ??cr cent, of thc stuff
sold over th?; average har, and in
many of the high class hotels, too, for
that matter, has really been matured
Most of the stutl which masquera
des as whiskey is an artificial product,
made by taking cologne spirits, or
pure alcohol, known in the trade as
high wines, and adding to it various
ingredients. A little burnt sutjur i-<
added to give h the required color, a
few drop* of fuBcl oil to give it the
"bite" and perhaps if the "distiller"
is more than usually scrupulous, or
wishes to turu out a litll? highor grade
article, a small quantity of real whis
ky is added. Hy this is produced au
article which hr. Wiley says "looks
like whisky, tastes like whisky, and
even analyzes very like whisky, but
has a very different effect on tho hu
man stomach." As a matter of fact,
cologne spirits is a poison, too, not so
violent or so quick in action as the
wood alcohol which was used by tho
"Stryker's Farm" saloon-keeper, but
>iuite capable, if its use is persisted in
I long enough, of accomplishing thc
Various efforts have been made by j
the distiller! nf honest whiskey to
stop the manufacture of this spurious
stull . They arc al a manifest disad
vantage. In order to jToduce an
eight-year old whiskey they havo to
distill it honestly from fermented
grain mash in thc first place and then
hold it in storage for eight years.
Thc rectifier aa a maker of spurious
whiskey calls himself, can roll in a
dor.cn barrels of cologne Bpiiits at the
back door, reduce them with water to
the required alcoholic strength, add
thc coloring and flavoring matter and
in eight hours he can roll two dozen
barrels of eight-year-old whiskey out
of his front door. With him the agc
is determined solely by the label re
quired by thc customer.
Curiously enough the government
recognizes this traffic. All it requires
is that thc product when it leaves thc
rectifier's premises be labeled "Recti
fied," but that does not in any way in
jure its ?ale. The retailer knows
what ho is selling and the customer,
if he knows anything about thc differ
ence between real and spurious
whisky, has no importunity tc examine
the label on tho barrel. One thing
the 'government has done to protcet
thc honest distiller. That is thc pas
sage of the "bottling in bond law.'
Distillers arc allowed to bottle their
whiskey in bonded warehouses under
the supervision of government otfioers
and on each bottle there is placed a
green stamp, which is Uncle Sam's
guarantee that thc contents of the
bottle aro pure whisky and at least
four years old. Of course the fact
remains that most four-year-old whis
ky is not fit to drink, hut tho date of
the label will always tell howlong the
liquor has been in tho bottle. There
has been a good deal of opposition to
this law from [a class of merchants
known as blenders, many of whom
produce good whiskies by blending
real whiskies of different ages and
characteristics to produce a drink that
is smoother and more palatable than a
straight whisky might bo. By blend
ing, a comparatively young whisky
may be made to acquire many of the
characteristics of an older one.
That the adulteration of wines and
liquors is not a new thing is shown by
a curious inquiry recently made by a
student of thc history of the traffic.
That it waB a pretty serious offense,
too, at ono time in somo of the wine
drinking countries is shown hy the old
records, for John Ehrni, who intro
duced tho praotioe in Essingcs was
beheaded in 1GS7.-New York TimcB.
Death Keveals HU Double Life.
Peoria, 111., Nov. 18.-Death has
revealed an extraordinary caso of dou
ble lifo led hy Dr. T. C. Conklin, a
prominent physician of Farmington,
who died November 8.
Yesterday the wife with whom he
was living at the time of his death
went to Lewiston, Fulton county, to
have herself appointed administratrix
of his estate.
She was horrified to |find that the
records showed that many years ago
her husband had been married to a
IMiss Stilt and that the first wife of
the dootor with four ohildren, the re
sult of tho union, were still alive.
Tho wife lives in this oity. Their
sons, Frank and Bert Conklin, live in
Peoria, and one daughter, Mrs. Emma
Burbridge, and one son, Edward Cok
lin, lives at Racine, Wis.
The ohildren of the first wife will
make a fight for the estate.
? peeuliar feature of the case is
that all the time he was living in
Farmington Dr. ?Con kl in afforded pe
ouniary assistance to his ohildrenfand
first wife in this oity.
The revelation has produced a sen
sation as Dr. Conklin was well known.
- Express trains run without stop
io the poor house.
- ? woman calls herself artistic
when she ?cts free tickets to a pictu e
Sci .laus Cut Aparl.
Halt muire, Nov. After g ti H IM in?
foi foin yeal ?i from the tocking ol lier
jaws, Pauline rifleman, aged liai*
been rel ie veil airer an operation per
formed by Dr. I;. Welch ?it the I'ui
vorsity ol' Maryland. Tho child waa
not Kulin mt: 11 om lockjaw, but hmo
aiiehyloH?Hof the joint.
The trouble was attributed to an ab
scess following vaccination, the deJo
teriotiH mattel having corroded Ibu tis
HUCH about the bone, causing thc two
bones to mute until they became rigid.
Alter having been under special treat
ment lol a mouth the child was put
nuder an anaesthetic and an inch of
the bone was chiselled away at the con
junction of the jaw bone and the temp
oral bone. <>n the following day the
child was able tousti her jawbone with
out pain, but has been led with liquid
])r. Welch says tim child is now able
to leave tho hospital, but he will keep
her there tor another week to look tor
any possibility of trouble. During tho
lour yeats her jaws were rigid the
child wart ted with liquid nourishment
through an opening made by the
breaking ol' a tooth.
Mao Yung Hattie.
Berlin,Nov. li').-A German military
expert bas just figured out thc oust in
ammunition in both powers of the bal
tic ol' I.iao Yang. Ile figures that
200,000 Russians and 210,000 Ja
panese were engaged, but only half of
these, or 250,000, were lighting at
Thc battle raged for about 120hours,
ami with a ra', ber conservati vu esti
mate he figures that each solJicr fires
about 20 shots per hour, so that each
mau during the battle must have fired
2.100 shots, making a total of 000,000,
000 shots for the two armies. This
ammunition cost rather over $-0,000,
During thc battle of Liao-Yang 300
cannon fired 450,000 shells during
sixty hours, so thc expert calculates
that tho 1,800 cannon engaged in the
last battle must have fired 1,700,000
.shells at a COBI of $3 each or alto
gether, a 'Ule over $5,000,000.
Thus Russia and Japan spent in
his battlo more than $25,000,000 on
ammunition. This does not include
thc wear and tear of the weapons,
which is considerable. The field guns
cost on an average about $2,000 each,
while thc f.reat siege and fortress guns
cost as much as $200,000 each and fire
away $250 at each shot.
mm m mm
A Heaven Our Home.
Not long ago a man was called to an
educational position of great honor,
one that involved larger social obliga
tions than ho and his wife had been
accustomed to meet. She shrank
from thc new duties which would be
laid upon her, chiefly from a sense of
not bavin Lr kept pace, intellectually,
with her husband during their years
of married life. Their income had
been small, and she had been her own
housemaid as well as a devoted moth
er to their three boyp. This left
little leisure for reading or study, and
abc was conscious that her husband
had outstripped her in mental growth.
When fche expressed her misgivings
to him he replied, "Never mind, my
dear, you have maxie a heaven of our
home." The answer shows something
more than mere conjugal tenderness.
lt reveals a principle in human de
velopment. This woman, no less than
her husband, had made solid gains in
the years they had lived together.
Over against his riches of intellect
she could place a wealth of giaces in
character which fitted her to adorn
any social position. In making a
heaven of their home she had grown
strong in patience, taot, sympathy,
unselfishness and the wisdom whioh
comes from daily communion with
MONTH'S MEDICINE ON TRIAL.
Generous Offer to All with Weak Di
gestion or Stomach Troubles.
With every box of Mi-o-na sold
Evans Pharmacy give the fellowing
guarantee bond, assuring the pur
chaser that the money will be return
ed if after a month's use, the remedy
has not given satisfaction.
: * ^ GUARANTEE BOND.
We hereby agree to refund the ;
. money paid for Ml-o-ua on return [
of empty box, if the purchaser ?
. tells us that it has failed to cure .
. indigestion or stomach troubles. ?
. This guarantee covers two boxes, :
' or a months treatment. Price, :
. 50c per box.
(Signed) Evans Pharmacy.
Anyone whose food does not digest
as it ought, who has to take though',
abont when and ?bat ko eat should
take advantage of this generous offer
of Evans Pharmacy.
Mi-o-na is almost invariably success
ful in curing stomaoh trouble of all
kinds, from an acute attaek of indi
gestion to a chronic onie of dyspep
sia. By its nse new rich blood is
made, the weight increased and health
If Mi-o-na were not successful in
09 oases ont of 100, an offer like this
would be ruinous. This offer shows
the great faith Evans Pharmaoy have
10 the health-giving powers of Mi-o-na
and you should begin its use at ooce.
Try it for a month anyway. If it
fails to help you, the cost is absolute
ly nothing, while if it does what is
olaimed for it, the expense is trifling.
- Some people put oa so many airs
that it mikes them stoop-shouldered.
(Jen Jlil?>. nuil Hie ItetTult.
''When lieu. Miles was in l'jrto ? .
Hico i- commanding general of thc ; ?
I ulled States tr > .(.-. ;i nw recruit ]
lorin Ti 1.1?<'.*-<wa- detailed for duty j i
as Iiis orderly. The recruit know ab- i
solutely nothing of military etiquette, i
and on receiving orders to report to i
the commanding general for duty he i
sauntered over to the tent of that dig- i
nilary, where thc general was in con
ference with several stat! officers.
Mutering the tent without the for- (
mality of a falute. the Tennesseean re- i
marked, "Well, Miles, did you want i
to see me? 1
(.cn. .Miles bristled up. "Don't (
call inc Miles,' 'he began irritably.
Thon the humor of tho situation dawn
ed on bim, and h* added with a grim
smile-"That's too formal. Call mc
Theo he proceeded to read the re
cruit ;i lesson that he never forgot on
thc amenities of military life.-Mil
Thanksgiving Day Legends.
We supp )sc that Thanksgiving Day
originated with Americans, and that,
prior to the landing of thc Pilgrim
Fathers, the world did not know the
day. This is untrue. It is thc na
ture of those who are generous and
thoughtful to be thankful.
All the ancient nations celebrated
.special days for thc giviog of thanks.
The early people from Phoenician
times had days of thankfulness, which
marked the harvest period, the return
of sunshine to thc earth after the
loogest night of each year, Dec. 21,
changes in the tide which made the
fishermen's work more profitable, free
dom from a plauge, victories in battle
over enemies, triumphs in school or
Thanksgiving Day in the United
States is only one special occasion of
a certain nation. Other nations have
other days for their thank-offerings.
But the spirit of all is the same-an
effort an the part of the people to be
gra.eful for favors which have cogie
directly through human endeavor to
encouragement of the right.
At thc best the world is not very
large, not one-half as large as human
ambition, and the best of this ambi
tion is that which strives for thank
fulness through having helped an
other on the way to a true life.
Suspected the Cause.
At a dinner party recently given the
subject of rfgulnr hours and plain
diet waB discussed, relates the Phila
delphia Pulbic Ledger. Several had
spoken,when one of the guests remark
"You may not believe it, bat for 10
years. I arose on the stroke of .ti, half
an hour later was at breakfast, at 7
was at work, dined at 1, had supper
at ti and was in bed at (J:30. In all
that time I ate the plainest food and
did not have a day's sickness."
The silence that followed was awful,
but finally another guest asked:
"Will you permit a question?"
"Certainly," was the reply. "What
do you wish ta know?"
"Well just, out of curiosity," said
the other, "I would like to know what
you were jailed for."
The Marriage Pcoblem.
Abraham Hummel, in conversation
with a client, was asked bis opinion
of the best way to increase the na
tion's revenue in the event of a war
with one of the great powers, says the
"I haven't given tho matter any
serious consideration," said the attor
ney, "and wouldn't care tc express an
"But don't you think an enormous
sum could be raised by taxing all
bach cloro over the age of 30?"
"Maybe; hut just fanoy what a stu
pendous amount could be realized by
assessing every married man who
wishes he were a bachelor again !"
Habits or the Ducho.
Men whose lives have been spent in
the care of domestic birds tell me that
there are none more nervous than the
duok. Although it is apparently an
easy-going, duli and sensuous crea
ture, the duok is said to be the most
easily excited of all the feathered ones
which comprise so much of our food
supply. And thia ia accounted for by
the faot that a duck is a light sleeper.
It never retires for rest until mid
night, and by 4 o'clook or 5 it ia out
again and ready to begin another day.
If you cn tera chicken coop between
midnight and morning the occupants,
huddled together on their roosts, will
be steeped in slumber. But invade a
dook coop at the same hour and these
will be at onca a' jargon of protesta
And none of the domestic birds il
as easily disturbed as the duok. The
appearance of anything unusual Will
set it and its comrades all a-fluttor
and interfere seriously with their egg
laying. Unlike chickens or pigeons,
the duck does not require a nett, but
is satisfied to lay its eggs on the flit
ground-- Era Magasine.
- Julius Ii jo x D , a SOB if I ho late ]
Soseph M. l?ruwu, who was (je<;rgia'n
iva*- governor and also United States
-enatir for years, is out in a card pro
posing that the electors of all sou th
-Tu states vote for Roosevelt and
make bia election unanimous. He
makes this preposition because, be
says, Roosevelt bas been unjustly at
tacked on the negro question, about
thc l'hillipines, and, in fact, on all
public questions, Mr. Iirown say*:
"Now, 1 honestly believe, es z. Demo
crat, that the best thing for us, the
south, t) do, is for Judge Parker and
the D?mocratie executive committee
to request tho southern electors to
uast their voles for President Roose
velt and make his election unanimous.
Ile is a good man, half southern, and
we op the south ought to lie able to
- In Omaha, Neb. half way scrota
the Continent and about forty hours
from Boston by fast train, a man sits
comfortably in his office chair and
with no mere exertion than is required
to lift a portable receiver off his desk,
talks every day to his representative
in the chief New England city, is a
statement from "Stories of Inventor?,"
recently published. The man in Iios
ton hears his chief's voice and can
recognize the peculiarities in it just
as if he stood io the same room with
him. The man in Nebraska, speaking
in an ordinary conversational tone,
eau be beard perfectly well in Boston,
7,400 miles away. This is thc longest
talk on record-that is, it is the long
est continuous telephone line in steady
and constant psc, though the human
voice has been carried even greater
distance with the aid of this wonder*
- It is sometimes hard to distin
guish patience from downright lazi
TOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGIST*-*
TWO SIZES COS AN O Si.00.
If you fi a ve never tried this
great rem edit
SEND TO DAY
for a free ?ample and state
We simply ash you to try it
at our expense. We know wh?,t
it will do?
Thacher Medicine Co.
Notice to Creditors
ALL persons having demands against
the Estate of A. T. B roy les, deceased,
are hereby notified to present them,
properly proven, to the undersigned,
within the time prescribed by law, and
those Indebted to make payment.
MRS. SARa,i5 A. WILLIAMS,
Nov 23, 1904 _28_3
State of South Carolina,
County of Anderson.
By R. Y. H. Nance, Judge of Probate.
* Whereas, W. D. Spearman ha?
applied tc sse te grant him letters of
Administration on the Estate and effects
of J. Marshall Webb, deceased.
These are therefore to cite end edmon*
iah all kindred and creditors of the aald
J. Marshall Webb, deceased, M> be
and appear before me in Court of Pro
bate, to be held at Anderson C. H. on the
9th day of December, 1904, after publi
cation hereof, to show cause. If any they
have, why the said Administration
should not be granted. Given nnder my
hand, this 16th dav of November. 1904.
R Y. H. NANCE, Probate Jadge.
Nov 28.19C4 . 28_2
Stete of Sonth Carolina,
County of Anderson.
By B. J. ll. Naners, Judie of Probat?.
Whereas, Wm. Oreen
baa applied to me to grant him Let
ters of Adm tn stratton on the Estate and
pff?ogB of Lizzie Green, deceased:
These are, therefore, to cits and edmon
Uh "all kindred and cr?ditera of the said
Lissie Oreen, deceased, to be end
appear before me .in Court of Probate,
to be held at Anderson Court House, on the
7th day December, 1904, after publication
hereof, to show cause, if any they have,
why the said Administration should not
be granted. Given under my hand thia
?Sro day of November, 1904.
lt. Y. H NANCE, Probate Judge.
Nov SS. 1904 2? 3
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FOB SALE BT EVANS PHARMACY.
We have just received a Fresh lot of
For Fall Planting.
Come to us for all of your
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- DEALERS IN -
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We have a splendid line of BUGGIES and HARNESS cheap, and
want to sell you.
We have some good WAGONS cheap.
?A FEW FINE HAY RAKES,
At Special Price.
t&- COME TO SEE US. '
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FOR FALL PLANTING !
Special attention is invited to a new shipment of
ACORN STOVES AND RANGES
Which we have just received, and which'includes the very latest patterns
both coal or wood, adapted to the requirements of this market. '
If you require anything in the Stove or Range line we solicit an oppor
tunity to explain the merits of THE ACORN
We also carry a complete and up-to dato line of TINWARE, WOOI>
EN WARE and HOUSE FURNISHINGS.
Guttering, Plumbing and Electric Wiring executed on short notice
ARCHER & NORRIS.
AFTER THIS DATE
We Will Not Retail Fertilizers
And Acid Phosphate to Any One.
We do thia for ibo reason that we are represented here by Merchante?
and it will be mach be$*r fer 2?1 cf tho retail business to pata through thais
hands, thereby saving a lot of confusion Wa therefore respect, ully'aak onx
friends to call on
OSBORNES & PEARSON.
OB . ? ? '..
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Or any other one of oar representatives here or any adjacent town. Wc ar?
represented at every Town in the np-ocuniry, and hope to merit your con?
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OUR GOODS ARE FIRST GLASS IN EVERY RESPECT
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