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The unprecedented popularity of Royster's
FARMERS' BONE fertilizer has induced some of
our competitors to advertise Fish Guano, claiming theirs
to be "just as good." FARMERS' BONE is the
original Fish Guano, and. to prevent being imposed upon,
buyers should be sure that our trade-mark is on every bag*
Tills is the only guarantee that you are getting the genuine
Made with Fish
ROYSTER GUANO CO.
Tarboro, N. C.
the word Mammoth
Means a Great Deal When Used in Connection With
Dantzler's Furniture Store.
I have about one solid acre of floor space for Furniture exclusive
a ly, and yet not space enough to display my entire stock, which consists of <?,
<?? cheap, medium and high grade Furniture of all descriptions.
$ Carpet, Matting, Art Squares, Linoleum, Oil . j
* Cloth, Rugs, Window Shades, Curtain Poles
And lots of other things I have not space to enumerate.
Now it tou are looking for VARIETY, QUALITY and BARGAINS COMBINED, you cannot go <ft
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I Furniture Store...
ORANGEB?RG, S. C. "t5
The new Laxative [Hi iCf) jj puf fn] Cures
that does not gripe (U ?fg ? ? i| |J Stomach and Liver
Pleasant to take, laxative Fruit Syrup Chronic Constipation.
For Sae by Dr. A. C. DUKES.
Hold the Record Against Those
of Any Other Country.
NO CHAMPION IN FRANCE
Great Weight of Cars and Enginea
Facilitate High Speed?Fastest
Trains in America Run Between
Camden and Atlantic City?Time
Lost by Grade Crossings.
Shortening the time of running on
the Zossen Road in Germany so that
the regular schedule makes it neces
sary for the trains to maintain a speed
of sixty-two miles an hour, or twelve
miles an hour more than the previous
speed, has again raised the Question
as to what countries have the fastest
service. For years the railroad men
of Germany, France, England, and the
United States have laid claim to the
champion speed transit ,the contro
versy narrowing down to the,Amer
ican and German fliers. W. A.
Schulze, in a compilation of statistics,
would make It appear that the fast
service in Germany is considerably
superior to that of the roads in the
United States, while George G. Tunell,
the champion of the American trains,
asserts that Mr. Schulze arrived with
out warrant at the astonishing con
clusion that the trains of Germany
average better In point of speed than
those of any other country.
There Is no champion for France,
which for some time held the record
breaking train of the world, and even
Great Britain is not represented by
any one to uphold her claims, as was
done some years ago.
"One thing, and a very Important
factor not generally recognized In dis
putes about the fastest trains, Is that
the Americans are seriously hampered
by the necessary slowing up at grade
crossings and that our people do not
observe or nave laws saving them
from danger and gi7ing the trains the
right of the road. Abroad if a man
walks on the railroad treck he is ar
rested and heavily punished. Here if
he walks on the tracks the railroads
have to pay for his supposed value.
Even with these handicaps we still
"The Empire State Express of the
New Tork Central^and Hudson River
Railroad has been in service since
Oct. 26, 189L It makes the run from
New Tork to Buffalo, 440 miles, in
8 hours and 15 minutes. The average
speed, including four stops, two of
them being made with a ohange of an
gines and with twenty-eight slow
downs for crossings. Is 49.302 miles
on hour. In certain places the speed
"One reason why these remarkable
speeds con be made with safety is
because of the great weight of the
engines and the cars. It is interesting
to note the difference with the filers
on the other side. Oa our train the
weight of the cars in 227 tons, loco
motive ISO tons, tha total being 427
tons. The average number of passen
gers carried each day is 400.
"Of the fast ones abroad the South
ern Express leaving Paris by way of
the Orleans Railway for Bayonne
makes the distance of 488.01 miles
in the running time of 9 hours and 54
minutes, the average speed being
49.303 miles an hour. The weight of
the cars is but 110 tons. This is the
principal train between France and
Spain, and on an ordinary trip does
not carry over forty passengers. This
Southern express was for a while the
fastest train in the world. At that
time it completed its run in a little
less than 8 hours, the average speed,
involving stops, being 54 miles an
hour. About two years ago, this ex
press, owing to the lightness of the
cars, met with a fearful accident and
the time was reduced for safety to
the figures I have given. Similar ac
cidents on English roads caused slow
"The East Coast Express of the
Great Northern and 'Northwestern
Railways running' from London to
Edinburg, a distance of 393% miles,
makes the journey in 7 hours and 45
minutes, the average speed per hour
being 50.77 miles.
"The West Coast Express, via the
London and Northwestern and the
Caledonian Railways, runs from Lon
don to Glasgow, a distance of 401%
miles in eight hours, at an average
speed of 50.18 miles an hour.
"In England one of the fastest en
gines is known as La Franco. She
was built in France for the Great
Western and has a record of 84.9
miles an hour on the dead level, with
out any aid from gravitation, while
drawing a 120-ton train, but her long
distance pulls do not equal some of
the special speed trains. Yes, Sir,
the fastest trains in' the world are
run over the American roads.
"Let us see how the service be
tween Chicago and Milwaukee, which
Mr. Schulze deems unworthy of no
tice, compares with the service in
Germany, in point both of speed and
of distance. Of all the German trains
that find a place in Mr. Schulze's
comparisons of German and American
trains, only one, that from Witten
berge to Hamburg, shows a speed
greater than 79.1 kilometers per hour,
the speed of the fastest train be
tween Chicago and Milwaukee,"?New
Real "City of Homes."
Philadelphia is well named Jthe
"City of Homes." Last year nearly
6,000 new houses averaging les3 than
$2,000 in cost were built That city
has nearly 290,000 dwellings, an aver
age of about one dwelling for every
The United States contains 3,000,000
mules. The other kickers number
No Secret About It.3_
?ills no secret, that for Cuts, Burns,
Ulcers, Fever Sores, Sore Eyes, Boils,
etc., nothing Jr m effective as Buok
len's Arnica Salve. "It didn't take
long to cure a bad sore I had, and it is
all O. K. for sore eyes, "writes D. L.
Gregory, of Hope, Tex. 25c at any
-t A 000 SOFT SHELL PECAN
Ivi trees. Trices from 10c to 25c
according to age and size.
Rowesville, S. C.
JAPS IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Have Entered Into Lively Competition
Satisfies gathered m San Francisco
in regard to the Japanese engaged in
business show that they have entered
lively competition with Americana in a
large cumber of occupations which the
Chinese do not invade. There are 85
Japanese hotels in San Francisco, 60
restaurants, 16 intelligence offices, 9
shooting galleries, 11 billiard rooms
and 75 housecleaning offices. These are
all licensed; and there is a large num
ber of unlicensed cobblers, butchers,]
Janitors, porters and domestic servants, |
How Meerschaum la Mined.
"Meerschaum is mined like coal,"
said a pipe dealer. "It is a soft, soap
lifce stone, and in Asia Minor its min
ing is on Important industry.
"The crude meerschaum is called
hamtash. It is yellowish white In color
and a red ciay coat or skin envelops
it The bloess cost from 825 to $200 a
cartload. They are soft enough to cut
with a knife.
"These blocks in summer are dried
by exposure to the sun. In winter a
heated room is necessary.
"jcflnally, the meerschaum blocks arj
sorted into twelve grades, wrapped In
cotton and packed in cases with the
"The bulk of all this meerschaum
goes to Vienna. There the best pipe
makers in the world live."?Philadel
Cheap Cottage Exhibition.
A "cheap cottage" exhibition was re
cently held at Letchworth, in England.
A number of comfortable cottages were
shown, which, including the builders'
profits, cost lees than $750. They were
intended to make a wholesome, com
fortable home for the workingman and
his family, and not to be "glorified pill
boxes," to quote the Duke of Devon
shire, who is one of the foremost ad
vocates of the "cottage city" idea.
Beauty was sacrificed for ultility and
"The laborer's wife cares a great
deal more, or should, for sixpence a
week lass rent than tor all the art in
Vlgorita' Is New Explosive. ?
A new explosive is exploding in
Bavaria about ten times as explosively
as the most powerful of any would-be
rival eoneoc?ons, and has been chris
tened vigorifce. Prof. Schultz and Mr.
Genre are responsible for its existence
and use a naw type of nitron* \com
pound in its raaannfactaTs.
?Whan eombteed with saltpeter it is
parti entert/ soaastiooal; it is not af
fected by friction or impost, by damp
or by frost "When ignited in the open
air visonts does sot caplode, but burns
slowly. Works will be constructed be
fore long at Lohr-on-the-Main for its
Th? Smallest Coins.
The natives of the Malay Peninsula
hare in use the very smallest current
coin in the world. It is a sort of waf
er, made from the resinous juice of a
tree, and is worth about one-ten-thou
sandth of a penny. The smallest metal
coin in circulation at the present day
Is the Portuguese three-reis piece,
worth tweive-one-hundredths of a pen
ny. The smallest coin circulating offi
cially in any part of the British empire
is the flve-millosima piece of Gibraltar,
about half a farthing.?Lahore Trib
Great Depths of Ocean.
A French writer in a scientific mag
azine tells of the great ocean depths
of 28,0o0 to 30,000 feet, the tempera
ture tending toward zero, the perpetual
darkness ranging below depths ol
about 1,280 feet At that level plants,
deprived of light, cannot exist. The
organs of sight, not being used, have
become atrophied and disappeared. Yet
there is light even in that sightless
world. A German exploring ship found
a fish with enormous eyes at a depth
of 6,400 feet?Exchange.
Eccentricities of the Shah.
Recently he came upon a kitten that
Immediately charmed him. For a
while the shah played with the kitten,
and at last he picked It up and present
ed it to the grand vizier With the in
structions to take good care of it Its
owner, the wife of a gardener, ven
tured to protest. She loved the kitten,
sho could not part with It; but the
grand vizier threw her a piece of gold,
silenced her with an awful look, and
walked off with the kitten under his
India's Mounted Nurse Corps.
India has a staff of mounted army
nurses. The Indian government allows
these ladies of the Indian nursing serv
ice 30 rupees a month for the upkeep
of their horses, and free conveyance of
their animals to and from active serv
ice. This corps of nurses are all ladies
of good social position, and have to un
dergo three years' training in a general
hospital before qualifying.
A Valuable Crown.
The Pope has ordered a firm of Flor
ence jewelers to manufacture a crown
set with imitation stones for the image
at the Virgin in the basilica of the
Vatican, in place of a crown containing
gems valued at $7,500,000, which is to
be deposited ia the vaults of the Vati
Hindu children are remarkable for
their precocity. Many of them are skill
ful vorkmen at an age when European
children are learning the alphabet A
boy of 7 may be a skillful wood carver,
while some of the handsomest rugs ar?
woven by children not yet in their
Fortunate Is the man who Is a hero
to his wife.
Offices, 8, 9, 10 Scoville Building.
Hours 9 A. M. to 5 P. M.
Ladies in attendance.
Call for "Health Book's
Women love a clear, healthy com
plexion. Pure blood makes it* Bur
dock's Blood Bitters makes pure
The only form of food made
from wheat that is all nutri
ment is the soda cracker, and
yet?the only soda cracker of
which this is really true is
soda cracker scientifically
soda cracker effectually
soda cracker ever fresh,
crisp and clean. .
soda cracker good at all
jj$ In a dust tight,
moisture proof package.
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
? SOUTHERN RAILWAY. I
UnexceUed Dining Car Service.
Convenient Scheao nil Local Trains.
Through Pullman Sleeping Cars on all Through Trains.
Winter Tourist Rates are now in effect to all Florida Points.
I For frill Information as to rates, routes, etc., consult near
est Southern Railway Ticket agent, or
I BROOKS MORGAN, R. W, HUNT,
Assistant General Passenger Agent, Division Passenger Agent, f
Atlanta, 6a. Charleston, S. 0
We are ready to sell you now the best furniture ever
brought to Orangeburg. We have been in business
h ere .'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 and the best ever
offered for $30.00.
Ooher 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 great variety. Best made
for the prices $2.50 and up to $10.
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 &
NEW DROP-HEAD MACHINES
sold on easy payments. Good prices allowed for old Machines 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. SMITH.
Opposite New Postoffice.
I I am buying Hides,
j Sheep Skins and Bee3
Wax, and pay the
Ehighest market price
for same. See me at
Cotton Plat'orm be
] fore selling.
:R. N. OWEN
Terrible plagues, those itching, pes
tering diseases of the skin. Put an
end to the misery. Poan's Ointment
cures. At any drugstore.
Drs. Perryclear & Sifley
Office in New Dibble Building.
We will attend |all calls in the
B: SIFLEY, Specialist in Dental
DProthesis, Crown and Bridge
Hay and Grain.
MERCHANTS IN THE neighbor
ing towns, buying Hay or Grain
will save money by buying through
me. I represent an old reliable dnn
of Nashville. Respectfully
1-104-m Fred F. Pooser