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AFew Odd Happen!
jj War.iick James Prici
When tho past year was young, a
farm hand near St. Paul drank a small
bottle bf nitroglyc?rine on a wager.
On the} pay home he was overcome by
the cold, and when MB friends tried
to thaw him out, he lost -hts win
nings .and everything else save two
Until the first frost there were to be
seen on a tree near Kingston-ou
Thames, England, several semi-roast
ed apples. An anio had caught fire
beneath the branohes and the fi?mes
had cooked the fruit while destroying
Last February tue herrings came
down Departure Bay, B. C., in ouch
numbers that their rush through the
waters sounded ?ike escaping steam. -
This lasted 21 hours, st tho end of
which time nearly 1,0GO tons of fish
were in and near the channel, dead
smothered by their own density?
LIP?B'B LITTLE 1EONIE8.
Gen. DoketourofiV runniog up stairs
to thank the minister of war for order
ing him to tho front (ho had begged to
be allowed to dio a soldier's death),
was claimed by heart disease on the
top step. j
The only essay entered for tho mby
noel prizo offered by'the Parisian
Academy of Moral and Political.
Science?; did not receive the award
as it was too illegible to he read.:
Sir Alfred Harmsworth offered $500
reward for information which might
lead to the arrest of a certain reckless
notoriety who turned out to be Sir
Dying in poverty ia a San Francisco
hospital,I Lusoomb Soaroa received
word that the British government had
just allowed his claim of $5,000,000
arising from loases during the Boer
THE GENTLEE 8EX.
' Io October, Mrs. Ella .Goltz, of
Pcrtsasouth, O., swore out a warrant
for a oir?ua elephant, v?hioh had eaten
her gold watch and smashed in a
brand-new Paris hat;
A Cologne dairymaid was arrested
for bathing herself daily in th? milk
she later sold.
A negress, living near. Atlanta, Gs.,
has to haye her shoes made to order.
Finished fbey a?A*23 inches, long and
. -'A Jane bride entered a groo cry
store at Fort FairSeld, Mo., te. bay
"an empty barrel of flour that she
might make a hencoop forhordog.
.WHAT'S IN A NAME.
To commemorate the year's yellow
fever epidemic a New Orleans cou plo
named ?heir baby Stegomyia Soiata
'?O?d Tabby;^' ohief of a tribe of
Utah /Indians', died in Oetober of a
cataleptic fit. ^ '<'.'/?'
of 3feE*s* now poetoffioes. There ars
irrigation works there.
At a wedding in Poplar, England,
the bride's name was Wedlock, and
the bridegroom's Marriage.
^ : ?otra EOUB toarvp FRIENDB. -?
Baring a Manchurian engagement a
ie! wandering lost between tho oppos
ing lines. It carno to; whistle and was
at once aileetbnuto. Later,;when the,
charge sounded, .the dpj^ started forth
with hie new friend; but as it oonld
tucked it under his arm and so loci his
A eat belonging to ^bo Duchess%of
Beaufort, being taken to a country
neat other : thanet
beeiabcfn,; turned; baofc "?orne,'' 'af.ter
'tw'frunhappy d?ys^ovoring- the 2??
intervening miles in safety.
A. v^ran^jk>ltee ?horse (Oetober
Forty-fourth streat,;New York, and
. thumped with behoofs On the door,
helping arouse the Bleeping toaaeis of
, An ;?u8tra?ian deteoUv? died ia
Aprilr idi?iaing a ^OO? prof
into six shares seeming egur^
' hi?si^ ^^.^jisiW?: tim ?J
in WT?ings, ?ilaoe? In sealed
lope?, the sU hoirs drawing them
wit^ no clo? to tbe.oonteats,
,S|aron Bothaehity was named solo
$55?;?G? on tho principi? tba*
..' " .muit.ae<& moacy.*.*;^ The fr?ren bu
. ; ?fi Wj?' tba rWrtv?s of tho depart
? , gi^^t' my tbin^ id
, . ftEi> XApy; Mm <rm LAW.
.. Iftl^iw*ult et AkerdWf' Washy
ings of tlie 3?ast Year,
a, in Columbia State.
attributed to a man ??to had hired it,
the court decided tho animal had com
Traced by the impression of iii o
t*?eth in a half-eaten apple, l?i't ia a
house at Basie, Switzerland, ?a bur
glar has confessed and been senten
In May the fatuous Stevens vs.
Smith "cow case" was closed in Colo
rado, with a total of $1,500 attorney's
fees, pius court charge. The cow,
worth only $30 in the first place, hss
been dead 15 year*.
. Rudolph Maller, a* New York oivil
engineer, was uncivil enough to hug
Mies Gladys Chapman, overlooking
tho fact that he did not know tho
lady. The magistrate . thonght the
embrace worth six months "on the
Because a revolver, whioh he had
purchased to kill himself with missed
fire, Paul Sohlardrum, of San Bernar
dino, brought suit against the hard
ware company for the prion of the
Mrs. Lawson, of Richmond, Va.,
owns a cow and the cow owned a calf,
hut this last was drowned in a swamp.
Thereupon the bereaved mother adop
ted a fawn, first rescuing it from a
hound whioh had ohabed it into tho
Three brothers were wedded to three
'sisters and sister of the brothers toa
brother cf the sisters at Durren, Eng
land j last September.; In oaoh of the
four cases bride and groom were of
the same age, ranging from 19 to 28.
A yoong and. pretty Bellevue nurse
dropped her stethoscope out of tho
hospital window in May. It hit the
shoulder of a masculino passer-by.
The two' wera married in Jone.
A couple were wedded in Herta*
feld. Switzerland, after a courtship c?
45 years and the exchange of 3,000
love letters; while, down in Texas, a
jilted swain has sued his once fair!
lady for $30,000, oharging $5,000 to
oburtship expenses-at $7 a day for
his time. - \
HUH0B8 ' OF LIGHTNING.
Near a small town in Minnesota,
ilghtnicg struck an electric auto
Whose batteries had run out. The
stroke reoharged the batteries and
the ocoupants of the machin? ran : it
?orne. \,_ i,,
? bolt struck the home of Kellar
Creagen, at Ringgold, Md., running
around his straw hat to above his left
ear, then down the side of his ncok to
the body, tearing the shirt collar, then
down his sight leg, tearing the shoe in
half and splitting the great toe. His:
akin was scorched but his hair was
not even singed.
Tao ?hats;s?T5s c? the Castle, of 1
S5==?===;;^f s.H.vvj nwj Bivuug ia VJ
chair when Strock by a bolt, She
wee herself uninjured??'. but on the
baok of her dress was found a per?
feet pioture <>f the ohatr, to ita minn
test detail. }.".
BTU ANO ER TUAN FICTION.
At th? very hour of the aa s* a Bin a
tion of the Russian Grand )>ake Ser
ging his god-daughter; in ..che Alexis
?J??ace, declares; ho-_ opened the door
ot her room, eorere?; with bleeding
wounds, and exclaimed: "Look, young
Ember Meson, who lives near In
dependence City, Mo., has b?iUt hie
own coffin from a treo be planted when
years; iajjo; while an Irish merchant
wa^bnried in the spring, hie requie m
^ng f sung from a phonograph re
cord he himself had made just before
v ; St. Louis attorneys found in Feb
ruary a missiog heiress to an estate,
through the continuous cries of a
pet pa^t of the deeeased "I want to
see ^4;?aifeiaiore^b>by^^; was:' the
clue which k? iosuceosa io the1 city
'I 7 ./ JP??IiTUr Hf GBP BOtX8. ,.
; A&r?wn^Africang???c in #orib ?t
i?eborb? '-Wooi^' anissa?v.?ip owner by
ptoceoi?gau egg measuring 111 inches
in circumference, while a- hen in
O?ev?rton, Kegiand, waa ao extrava
gant AB to indeda three yo?ke ia one
||f?'J wes ?' : fortunato, for Mamie Gaul
if?^^i^^ ^oaavjr:.'gti- ;
ifoilu^^g^wd; of/the fool she;
|jgj?*^' a} ! necklace ; sb o ;ht4 &?t two
??cgtoo, Maas., has a bea which lay? ,
Ott the shell. Every time tfciir fowl
^^ii?^Lllf-.- '6 es- " nl?trik?? " - ?ath4iri^|6^ I
; ' ; :' . TS?.Q?tM^.'lK I4TTL?5.. ?
? MI wight ' ?a well be dead ss alive, j'
I've nothing to live for." AB a tramp
on the ro&d near Lehigh, England,
Baid this, hewaB etruok by lightning,
During the einging of a patho tio
song, picturing "the old home" Moones,
a young nan in a Chicago theatre,
ehot himself. (February.)
Sent to bed in punishment for a lit
j tie naughtiness, which, it transpired
later ho did not commit, Harry Am
bler, ? H-yoar-old London boy, hung
At Stoke-on-Trent, England, in
Septombor, a Mr. Latham assisted in
oaring for a boy killed by a dray. The
face was bruised beyond recognising,
j but a more thorough examination- of
the body showed the resouer he had
been working over his own eon.
A Topeka girl, Mabel Huston, saved
her fathers wheat erop from a threat*
coing rain by giving huge and kisses
as prises to the laborers woo shocked
tho moat grain.
Kansas has prohibited the printing
cf ?i??? cards in any language save
English, i .?
The worst hail storm in tho histor]
of the State visited the eastern conn
tieB late in July. Tho stones, flat ii
tili Oy?, were many of them ?2. inohe.<
across. Hogs were killed,, and horse
and co wo, blinded by the missiles
siampod into the wire fenoing an?
were badly out up.
Abraham Leakin, a New Yor!
tailor, brought action ia Jnly for di
voroe from his wife Dvosi, allegin
that "oho" io a man. They had bee
married ll years.
A Long island gentleman, whos
wife had decided to establish ros
dence in Sioux Falls that she mig!
divoroe him, traveled West with h<
as she was unaccustomed to g?it
about alono--and didn't like to an;
A Mandi* ?*er, England, meehan
applied for jparation from his wi
on 'tho ground of her -"goodness
"8he ' puts in so much time pray i
j for me," said he, "that she has i
time for housework, an* I have to <
THE OLD FOLKS.
Janies Barnes, aged 84, complet
in September, the walk from Ni
York to Des Moines, Iowa, while
that same month, E. B. Barrett e
! of Wichita, Kan., climbed Pik
I Peak, making the round trip in
I nOQFS. . ,
Tho roster of the Mississippi Aa
cultural College bears the. name
William Standifer, who, at 70, 1
started his collegiate education.
Logan Township. Michigan, 1
produced the prise bridegroom
George ^Bicton, who, at 98, and w
fix grandchildren, has just wedde
Miss Maud Love, aged 34.
A house in Saybrook, Cohn., '
set on fire in April by the rays
sunshine focused '* on a' curtain I
A Canadian farmer, hurling ask
hammer at a fleeing fox in June,
earthed a valuable ai Wer nod ni?
Sam;Whita. or Bl f?rsi?e, Ca!.,
cams frb? faiu?r ?? a boy on wash
ton'- birthday. Of his nine o?
i 80^8 one was born on. February
ggf? on April fool's day, one on
j inauguration day, one on groundh
dov (February 2) and one on Tba
givhg. ,. ; ;';
BA?BIEB AND FUNERALS.
; Mane von Mater, a 5-year-old[? '
Yorker, ' lost a doll in Central .'j
advertised for it-and received s<
dolts in answer.
In February, in accordance witt
will, Mrs. OoQBtadoo Miller. of
Rochelle, N, Y?, wa* orernatedj
aches placed in a work-basket
which: she' bad. been very fond,
then buried tn her own yard.
Babies arrived last Good Frida
the homes oj? twin sisters, living !
.in;a; b?oek of ; each other oa^Qt
street, ?ioui a ville There waVhi
minutes difference in the heirs o
births. : 0m V
/At his last request, a WelOl
who died ia February, was buric
dial's. Sunday olothos, his sealukiu
op his bead, hjs Walking stick oj
side,'-his pippin, his fingers, and p
of tobfeoiitt.irts pouch.
No Eggs for Him.
? prominent real estate man h
?eve?it Vgood bwt,? on his list
pened to meet an old German,
he Iknew, hid^ by frugal me tb o
living^ aOonmulate* a eiiali r^
^ioh fee kept;fn?a^vingsbank,
raal catete mau ?.ried to psrauad
^'ii?jvest';; hit' raoue^li?^Und^;*
ijpeak?rig"off tho manyad van tag
owning; property rfce. waxed' warr
^ilil^is '? : ? 'Aa? nsBt, egg to fall
?:'^he:old ?ermanithonghtv seri
Sor a few miont?afo "Und
! do mit der broken eggs?;' h? ; t
?i?h, -^o; I':keep; mi? money i
bank/'-San Franck io C hro niel
p? /. .? ;ti, ..tm? ;..--.
?0M^t '$M? thinks'he ia vi?
becaciso bo'.reets vicious whcR h
Tho Boy Knew How.
Boys often have longer heads thai
they are gives credit for. Many of
the world's most important inven- !
tionr are due to tho idea of some
bright boy. The following incident
is a good illustration of boy-aeose,
and shows that oven a farm lad may
know something about thu machinery
and the laws of motion.
Not long ago, on a Western railroad,
while a -.rain was running down grade,
ono of tho sido-rods on the locomotivo
broke. Whoo the train was stopped
at the foot of tho grade and the broken
rod uncoupled, it was found that the
injured rod on the other sido was ex
actly "on centor," and it was impos
sible to start the engine. Tho engi
neer, the conductor and oSVcral pua
8dngers suggested several ways to
i start the train, but without result.
Ai last a farmer's boy crawled
through the '??cen sod came over. p*v
"Why don't you let her go 'ker-j
chu uh' !"
"What?" asked the conductor, not
comprehending bis meaning.
"Why, let her go .kerchunk' ! Un
hitch the last oar and shove- her up
the grade aways. Then let her como
down 'kerchunk' against the train.
That'll bump her along some."
The railroad men smiled contempt
ously, but the passengers sided with
the boy, so at last it was decided to
try his scheme. AU hands tamed in
sod poshed the last car a little way up
tho hill. Then it was sent, with in*
creasiog speed, baok against the train,
which it struok "kerchunk." The
"kerchunk" did the work. The en
gine was bumped of! conter, tho engi
neer gave it enough steam to keep it
slowly moving, the passengers scram
bled aboard, and the one-sided engine
lin: red away on its journey.
Her Simple Request.
"I am.going to ask a great favor of
you," she said hesitatingly,
i "It is already granted," he answer
"A very great favor," abo repeated,
BO if doubtful of tho propriety of stat
ing it. "You're sore you won't tbiok
it presumptuous or forward of ms?"
"Never," hi answered. "I glory
io this' evidence of your trust and
confidence. Only tell me what I can
do for you."
"Well," she replied with evident
reluctance, "would you mind getting
up off that ruBtio bench. Papa paint
ed it this afternoon, and-he will be
awfully provoked if be bas to do it
over again. f , .
Slight Stay on
Speaker Joseph Gannon, in response
to a toast at a recent dinner, accord
ing to Suoeess, began his remarks so
GD te or?ate the initial laugh whioh is
so muob desired, by orators as a prep
aration for weightier matter to fol
"Astrooomers tell as," he began,
"according to the gentleman who has
just Gat do WD, that an express train
moving a hundred miles a second
would consume several million years
ia reaching ? certain star."
j He paused and looked toward the
guest to whom be referred.
"That was the statement," said tie
Speaker's neighbor, nodding.
"I was just thinking," . pursued
Mr. Cannon, "what, a predicament I
man would be in if he should mies
the last train sod have to walk."
-V.'W ' -- ' '
- They hear best the angel's songe
who listed for earth's sighs.
Too Sick to Hill.
A retired colonel of tho United
States army told this story between
halves of that Carlisle-West Poiut
football game which was graced by ibo
presence of Prince Louis of Batten
"After tho Fort Kearny light with
ho Indians I Was scut out scouting
with my troop, rouuding up a baud of
hostiles. Tho weok before wo left a
:onsumptivo Englishman showed ur
it tho post. Ho was a friend of tue
jolonel's, and he was trying roughing
it as a last ohanoo. He wac in a btd
"When my orders carno ho aekec
Lo go along. He was still strong
mough to ride, and wo took him. al
bough rather against my judgment,
3f conreo such a thing wouldn't bc
diowed nowadays, but that was OE
he frontier, where rules were lax.
"Hb was ono nf those hopeful con
inmptives-nothing tho matter with
tim-only a little trouble willi hie
hroat-he was ooming along fine,
Wo used to humor him and tell hiu
te was looking botter every day, al
hough you oould read his death sen
enoo on his faco. Ho WBB grit to th?
taokbone-took every hardship jut
s it came and sat on his horse whei
ie seemed ready to drop off at ever;
"We rode for a fortnight and neve
ound our hostiles. But one rain
tight they found us.
"I remember that the Englishma
ras huddled over a little oovere
ampfiro when Bring started from a
ides; and in ten seconds 300 Iudiai
rere riding over us. They had mu
lered tho outposts and sprung a su
>rise. We got together, formed sot
tind of a hollow square and dro
hem baok. Wo loot six killed.
When we had time io look abo
'or dead and wounded I thought
ny English friend. He WBB nowhc
n sight. I supposed, of oonrse, tl
io had been killed, and I start
.couto to look for bin body.
"They found him lying undoi
brush. The trooper who saw h
Ehrst rolled him over and found t
be was alive and unhurt, but c
iog as though hts heart would bro
" 'What's the matter?' said
" 'I'm a dead man/ said tho ?
"He wouldn't explain until I ba?
Beosion alone with bim. It appi
Lb ut he had been sitting by tho
when a buck on horseback rose
over him with his gun raised i
fashion. The Englishman rose
and faced tbs Indian- ready tc
like a man. The Indian cough
full view of hia faoe in the firoli
" 'Ugh/ said tho -Indian in 1
lish, 'No usc. Dead man/ ant
lowered his gan and passed on.
"There was no heartening the
Bomptive after that. Two days 1
we made a settlement and dro
him off in obarge of the keeper o'
stage station, and in a month ht
- Son are never riob enoug
spurn love. -
-'Sacrifice gives a heavenly
to any gift.
- True charity koowa nothii
- God bas only one sohoo
sharaoter, that of daily life.
-- The happiness reaped t
dependo On that sown yesterday
- There is no biding from
poenas of the court of oooscienot
- A man' does not make an o'
himself by making a donkey of ol
Life often seefnstoo long to the woman who suf
fers from painful periods. The eternal bearing
down, headache; backache, leucofrhea, nen .msness,
dizziness, griping, cramps and similar tortures are
dreadful* To make life worth living, take
lt quickly r?li?ves inflammation, purifies and en
riches the blood, strengthens the constitution and
p?wianent?y cures all diseased conditions from which
weak Women stiffer;
It is matchless, marvelous, reliable.
At all druggists' ih $1.00 bottles.
\mZ* V9 A UTTER
freely and frankly, In strictest conft
d?3co, tfiiifny us ali your symptoms and
troubles. Wo wlU ?end free advice (ia
plain seated ermslcpe). Address: La
?idles' Advisory Dept. j The Chattanooga
Medidne Op., Chattanooga, Tenn.
"I SUFFERED GREATLY,"
writes Mrs. L. E. Clevenger, of Belle
view, N. C., "nt my monthly periods,
all my Ufe,' t the first bottle of Car
dul gi.ve me wonderful relief, and now
I am in better health than I have been
for a long time." .
m mm 9 p?wpi m
A GOOD TIME
To ?ave yo?r Carriego and Boggy Unpaired and Repainted,
; so they wm be ready when you need them! We have a splen
did ?tock good, ur/ Rims, Spokes, Shafts, Wheels ; also, bum*
ter in the rough, at d nearly everything it takes to put, a vehicle
OOD, big 66mealy" potatoes
can not be produced with
out a liberal amount of POTASH
in the fertilizer - not less than
ten per cent. It must be in the
form of Sulphate of POTASH of
"Plant Food" and "Truck Farming*' are two practical
books which tell of the successful growing of potatoes and the
other garden truck-sent free to those who write us for thenu
Address. GURMAN KAL! WORKS,
New York-93 Nassau Street, or Atlanta, Ga.-So, Broad Street.
FRED. G. BROWN, Pron, and Treas. | R, F. M AULDIN, Vice Pr&aidec
A. S. FARMER, Secretary.
Th? Anderson Real Estate
BUYERS AND SELLERS OF
REAL ESTATE, STOCKS & BONDS.
J. C. CUMMINGS, Sales Dep't.
Our facilities for handling your property are perfect, as
we are large advertisers all over the country, blight now
we are having considerable inquiry for farms in this and ad
oining Counties, and owners of farm lands in the Piedmont
section who wish to dispose of their property will find that
we are in a position to make quick and satisfactory sales.
Now is the time to list your pxoperty with us, and we
will proceed at once to glye attention to all properties en
trusted to us. ?
Address all communications to J. C. Cummings, Sales
KHOIBSOH BUL ESTATE & IHVESTHEHT COM.
Now comes the "Good Old Summer T?:M*"
when you want ene of our - - . . ? .
Up-to-Daie VEHICLES for Pleasure.
W?M??? ir?_s - -
BUCK board, Traps,
And in fact anything voa need in tho Vehicle line you will find st our Be*
positorles. A fine line of HARNESS, SADDLES, UMBRELLAS, CAN
OPY SHADES, DUSTERS, &o.
Call and examine for yourself, and if we cunuot suit you it will bo out
fault. ,Very truly,
F?ETWELL-HANKS CO., Anderson, 3. ft
THE SOUTH'S GREATEST SYSTEM.!
tftmxceUe? Dining Car Service
Through Pullman Sieep?ng?Cars cn all trains.
Convenient Schedules on all Local Truss.
WINTER TOURIST RATES are now In ?fret;to a)] TJcitfa Points
For full information as to rates, routes, etc., coicu|t xc&ictt ?cnthera
Railway Ticket Agent, or
R. W. HUNT, Dividion Passenger Agent, Charleston, a ?X
BROOKS MORGAN, Aett. Gen. Par. Agent, Atlanta,Ga?
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ONE CAR OF HOG FEED.
S?T Have just received one Car Load of HOG" FEED
i , (Shorts) at very close prices. Come before_they aro
all gone. Now is the time for throwing
Around your premises to prevent a case of fever or
some other disease, that will cost you very much mord
than the price of a barrel of Lime ($1.00.) i We have
a fresh shipment in stock, and will bo glad to send you
some. If you cont?mplate building a barn or any
other building, see us before buying your
CEMENT and LIME,
Aa we sell the veryjbest qualities'only."
o: D. ANDERSONS