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Advertising Department NORFOLK, VA.
Furniture and Hardware.
What Shall the Harvest Be?
It depends a great deal on the MANNER OF HARVESTING; the MACHINERY reed
and the disposition of the crop after it is harvested! To harvest the crop with ihe least
possible waste must he the object.
The three Machines shown on this sheet are absolutely necessary in succesfully har. ?fr
vesting the small grain and hay crops. <-2
The Farmers generally have not given as much thought as they should to the matter
B A LING THE HAY after it is cut. You can greatly facilitate the handling of your
hay crops by investing in a HAY PRESS.
The RED HIPPER HAY PRESS is the very acme of practical usefulness. It was in
vented, improved* and perfected by PRACTICAL FARMERS and meets every demand
which can possibly be put upon it.
DO NOT BUY any other until you get our booklet explaining its superior points;
among others, how the Plunger never jams, the Box never bursts, and how pressure is re
gulated by Automatic Tension.
It is a Wonderful Improvement over all others.
Car Load of "Red Rippers" just arrived.
Agency for Red Ripper Hay Press for Orangeburg County.
M. 0. DANTZL
Cures Biliousness, Sick fn'i )B) )\ )\u |HJ Cleanses the system
Headache, Sour Stom- f!j! Ml iL llvuUl thoroughly and clears
ach, Torpid Liver and U??L?^o sallow complexions of
hronic Constipation. I fivsiivA Ffflit ^Vfflfl PimPles and blotches.
Pleasant to talie JUttailYC f I Uli Dji U\) It is guaranteed
FjrSiebz Dr. A.C. DUKES.
I Illl'S HI
Trials in Which Attempts Were
Made to Prove Alibis.
CASE OF GORTON TWINS
Where Lives Have Depended Upon
Accuracy ,or Inaccuracy of a
Clock?Strfking Resemblance Be
tween Two Persons ? Criminals'
The alibi has always been a favor
ite defence with calculating crim
inals. It has, on the other , hand, In
hundreds of cases, extracted the inno
cent from the meshes of'a net of cir
cumstantial evidence which must
otherwise have inevitably dragged
them to unmerited doom.
Clocks have played an important
part in these defences. Lives have
depended on their accuracy or inac
curacy. In the case of a man named
Hardy, who was uccused of having
taken part in a murder with others,
one of the murderers, after the crime
was committed, made his way home
as fast as possible, li was night and
there was no one hi his house but a
servant- Putting the clock in the hall
back two hours, the man went to bed.
and rising shortly atterward awoke
the servant and ordered her to go
down stairs and see what was tho
time. The- girl did so, and once moro
l Hired to her room, when the mur
derer, e-tealing softly downstairs in
his bare feet, once more put the clock
right. The unsuspecting ' girl's evi
dence that tho prisoner was in bed at
the time when the crime, was com
mitted secured his acquittal on his
trial. The truth was made known
oy a deathbed confession some years
Witnesses who come\ forward to
prove alibis by the clock sometimes
prove very unsatisfactory. In a mur
der case at tho Central Criminal
Court two witnesses swore most per
sistently to the prisoner having been
in their company at the hour when
the prn-ecution contended he was en
gaged in the crime.
"Arc you quite certain of the exact
time?" asked the counsel for the proH
"Certain." replied the first witness.
"How aro. you so sure about it?"
asked the barrister.
"We were in the Bear public house,
and I saw the time by the clock ;in
the bar," replied the witness. "It was
?7 minutes past 9."
"You saw that time yourself?"
asked the counsel.
One of the detectives engaged in
the case here whispered something to
ihe barrister, and he turned to the
witness once more.
''You see that clock," he said, point
ing to the clock in the court "What
Is the time by It?"
The witness turned ghastly pale,
scratched his head, gasped, and was
silent. He could not tell the time.
The alibi bubble was burst The pris
oner was condemned.
A young girl who lived with her
parents in a lonely part of Kirkcud
bright, was one day left alone in their
r.ottage while her father and mother
were harvesting. On their return the
girl was found murdered. A surgical
examination revealed the fact that the
injuries inflicted must have been the
work of a left-handed man. and the
police discovered in the soft ground
around the cottage the imprints of the
boots of a running man. These im
pressions corresponded exactly with
the'boots of a young laborer named
William Richardson, who was ac
quainted with the dead, girl, and who
also was left handed. Richardson, on
being asked where he was on the day
of the crime, declared that he was
employed the whole day in the work
of his master, a farmer, some dis
tance away. This fact was borne
witness to by the farmer and Rich
ardson's fellow servants, and the po
lice were baffled.
The alibi, in spite of all the other
fruspfcious circumstances against the
prisoner, appeared so strong as to be
unassailable. But the police perse
vered, and at last one of the detec
tives discovered that Richardson and
his fellow servants had that day been
employed in driving their master's
carts. These carts had been driven
in a direction which took them close
to the scene of the crime, and while
they had been passing through a wood
Richardson had requested his com
rades to stop a few minutes while he
mn to a smith's shop and hack. They
did so, and one of the drivers remem
bered that Richardson, when he re
turned, had been absent half an hour
1 y hfs watch. This was ample time
for him to run to the cottage, commrr.
the murrler and run back again. He
harl not been to the smith's shop. The
ab'hi thus broke down, Richardson
was found guilty, and. before his exe
cution, he confessed the justice of his
An ingenious system of proving an
aiibi was that of a man named Gor
ton?at least, that was one of his 20
names?convicted of various clever
frauds in the rorth of England. Ho
bed a twin brother, and while he was
encrasr.,! jn a robbery the twin kept
himself In prominent evidence In
?another far rr-moverl place. When
Horton was arrested, the persons who
had met tbe twin trooped into the wh
Their evfdenre was of course crlven
in all honest belief that it was per
fectly correct. The arrangement bro*e
down at last, however, through one
cf those little oversights that even
the most cunning rogues will fall inot,
and the Ingenious twins came to theli
deserts.?Now York Sun.
No Secret About It,
Ids do secret, that for Cuts, Burns,
Ulcers, Fever Sores, Sore Eyes, Boils,
etc., nothing is so effective as Buck
len's Arnica S?lve. "I>, ?iuu'ii lakni
loov tocu-ca bftd auio I u&<l. ?u? iu \a
all 0. K. for sore eyes, "writes D. L.
Gregory, of Hope, Tex. 25c at any
i A 000 SOFT SnELL PECAN
JLU? trees. Prices from 10c to 25c I
according to age and size
F-owcsville, S. C. I
COTTON FROM FIRWOOD.
Difficult to Distinguish the Natural
from the Artificial.
Cotton, which used to be born, Is
now being made from firwood which
has been freed from bark and knots.
The fibers are broken up by a special
machine, and are then placed In a lead
lined copper cylinder having a capacity
of 100 cubic centimeters. Into this
steam is introduced for ten hours by
means of a pipe in the bottom.
At the end of that time 60 cubic cen
timeters of soda lye are poured in and
boiled for 36 hours under a pressure
of three atmospheres. The material, is
then washed and thoroughly crushed,
after which it is bleached and dried.
The pure cellulose thus obtained is
treated in an autoclare containing a
mixture of zinc chloride, hydrochloric
acid, and nitric acid, to which a little
castor oil, caseine, and glycerine are
added.. The fibre, after being further
reduced, is passed through a weak so
lution of carbonate of soda, and then
between drying rollers.
The necessary firmness is given to
the thread by finally putting it in a
bath of diluted ammonia and then
washing it with cold water. * The sub
stance thus made may be easily woven
and dyed. When the artificial product
is compared with the natural it is said
to he difficult to distinguish the differ
ence, and it isj even asserted that the
former may he so economically pro
duced as to be able to compete with
the latter.?Chicago Tribune.
Chinamen have been exporting their
porcelain to the west for at least a
thousand years, and probably longer.
Mediaeval Europe could make nothing
like'porcelain, and therefore regarded
it as a magical product endowed with
uncanny powers. It was said, for in
stance, that a porcelain cup would
break if poison were poured into It.
Travelers declared that porcelain was
composed of various substances which,
after being tempered, were hidden in
the ground for ages before belngifit for
use. Even so erudite a man as Sir
Thomas Browne, writing in the later
seventeenth century, was "not thor
oughly resolved, concerning porcellane
or china dishes, that accordlng'to com
mon belief they are made of earth."
The secret of the true Chinese porce
lain was first discovered In Europe a
generation later by the German chem
ist Bottger, the inventor of what is
now known as Dresden china.
The most extraordinary of all Brit
ish lighthouses is to be found on Arn
ish' Rock, Stornoway Bay?a rock
which is separated from toe Island of
Lewis by a channel over 500 feet wide.
On this rock a conical beacon is erect
ed, and on its summit a lantern Is
fixed, from which, night after night,
Bhines a light which is seen by the fish
ermen far and wide. The way in which
the lighthouse Is illuminated is this:
On the Island of Lewis is a lighthouse,
and from a window in the tower a
stream of light is projected on to a
mirror in the lantern on the summit
of Arnish Rock.?Exchange.
Compulsory M. P.'s. ? ..
The Norwegian parliament consists
of 114 members, many of whom sit in
the house under protest. All Norwe
gians over 25 years of age who satisfy
certain conditions of residence, etc.,
meet In the local parish church once in
three years and choose one man out
of every 100 present to select the mem
bers of parliament for the country. The
men so selected are bound to serve,
whether they like the honor or not.
Immediately parliament meets one
fourth of the members are chosen to
form the upper house, the remaining
three-fourths constituting the. lower
In a Glacier 28 Years.
In an almost perfect state of preser
vation, and easily recognizable, the
dead body of a guide named Nagi, a
native of Aosta, Italy, who fell into a
crevice in 1877 near the Buramlt of
Monta Rosa, was recently recovered
from the ice...
Nagi was descending the mountain
in company with two Milanese Alpin
ists when he suddenly disappeared, and
the cord which bound him to the oth
ers was cut by a sharp piece of ice. A
search party made many vain attempts
to recover the body.?London Mail.
How Birds Doctor Themselves.
Certain birds seem to possess a re
markable instinct for surgery. The
woodcock, the partridge and some oth
ers are said to be able to dress their
wounds with considerable skill. A nat
uralist observes that he has shot sev
eial woodcock that were recovering
from wounds previously received. In
every instance he found the .injury
neatly dressed with down plucked from
the stems of feathers and skillfully ar
ranged over the wound, evidently by
the long beak of the bird. In other
cases ligatures had been applied to
wounded or broken limbs.?Exchange.
Rich Americans Abroad.
A cynical highland gillie thus ex
plains a certain rich American's action
In paying $25,000 as a year's rental for
a castle in the north of Scotland: "He
pays $5,000 for the house, $5,000 for the
lishing, $5,000 for the deer, $5,000 for
the grouse and $5,000 for being near
Balmoral, where the king occasionally
It appears that spies in the form of
nurses have been introduced in con
siderable numbers into the families of
French officers by some unnamed Eu
ropean power. The government has
informed corps commanders about iL
The largest flour mill In the British
empire is in Montreal. It turns out
5,000 barrels of flour a day.
SOUTH (JArtOLIiN A
Offices, S. 9, 10 Scoville Building.
Hours 9 A. M. to 5 P. M.
Ladies in attendance.
Call for "Health Book'
Wom20,ov> actatr, liriyiy com
plexion. P ire b^oid makes h. Bir
?uo&'o Blj?d BltiSarj make; pure
To Be Frank
you have really never
eaten a time soda cracker
?ntil you have eaten
The only soda cracker
vhich is all good and
strange hands by a
dust tight, moisture
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
f The South's Greatest
Unexcelled Dining Car Service. . \
Convenient Scheao nil Local Trains.
Through. Pullman Sleeping Cars on all Through Trains.
AVinter Tourist Rates are now in effect to all Florida Points.
For full information as to rates, routes, etc,, cousult near
est Southern Railway Ticket agent, or
BROOKS MORGAN, R. W, HUNT,
Assistant General Passenger Agent, Division Passenger Agent,
Charleston, S. C
"We are ready to sell you now the best furniture ever
brought to Orangeburg. We have been in business
here^long enough to understand the wants of the peo
ple hereabouts and to know the kind of furniture that
lasts longest and looks best.
Among the new arrivals we offer a three piece suite
that is the peer of any on the market aud the best ever
offered for ?30.00.
Other good bed'room suites at $7.75, and up to $100. '
Splendid Rockers, solid oak, for $1 and up to $15.
Brass beds and Iron beds in frreat variety. Best made
for the prices $2.50 and up to $40.
HARDWARE AND TOOLS.
"Wo have a nery complete stock of all needed hardware
and building tools and farm utensils. If you buy it
from us you know you get the best to be had. We
handle only the best in every line.
??THE BEST GUNS MADE.-? ~"*
Orangeburg Hardware &
CO URTHOUSE' SQUARE.
NEW DROP-HEAD MACHINES
sold on easy payments. Good prices allowed for old Macl?nes in
exchange. Second-hand Machines from $5.00 to $15.00. Also
parts and attachments furnished for all standard makes. Prompt
attention to mail orders.
New Bicycles Sold on Easy Payments.
Also Bicycle parts and sundries furnished for all standard makes.
General Repair Shop for Sewing Machines, Bicycles, Guns, Clocks
Give me your work. Satisfaction guaranteed.
J. H. S M I T H.
Opposite New Postoffice.
$ Now is the Time to Get Your Seees. ^
^ We handle nothing but pure seeds. Improved ApplUr Seed ^
Oats raised in our county My reliable farmers. Five thousand
bushels Red Rust i'roof Soed Oats now in store for your in- fft
spection. County liaised Rye Seed, Ited May and Purple ?fe
Straw Wheat Seeds. Let ns estimate on your bill for Doors,
Sash and Blinds, Onk and Mabogohy Mantels. Will sell cheap
er than factories ana (jive you tirst-class material. We are ^>
leaders in Hay and Grain, Rice, Flour and Bran. A large
stock of lime, cement and plaster always in stock. Write or
telephone us. Orders shipped same day recel 'cd.
AYERS & WILLIAMS,
ORANGEBURG, S. C.