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ONE LEGGED ATHLETES.
Records Made by Men With Serious
Although most of us have seen, or
at ieast heard of, the oue legged
cricketers?eleven of whom were
often wout. iu the days when the
game was not so strictly disciplined
ci it is a; present, to oppose an
eleven of one armed players?one
leggad athletes are by no means com
mon, and a one legged goiter is
probably unique. Yet such a phenom
enon does exist, in the person ol a
; member ol the Buhyell Artisan's club,
who, it is said, plays a very so.tn?
game. He. in all probability, however,
acquired the rudiments of the science
? when acting as caddie in days pre
vious to ih? accident that necessi
tated that amputation of his iinib.
That such a handicap as the Joss
of a leg does not incapacitate a man
l'rom excelling as a swimmer, says
the London Tit-Bits, has been con-'
clusively proved on more than one
occasion. One of the foremost ex
ponents of the natatory art at the
present day labors under this dis
advantage, and many old frequenters
of Brill's Baths at Brighton will re
member the head swimming master,
Camp, who, despite the fact that
he had but one leg. was not only
an adept at trick swimming, but in
the matter of pace could give a start
and a beating to many who had
the normal number of limbs.
More than once has a one legged
cyclist won a race, and not so long
' since such a one, named West, used,
with a liberal start, to hold his own
- with the speediest professionals.
Kilpatrick. too. must be endowed with
as much power- in his one leg as most
men have, in their two, if we consider
the many daring feats he has accom
plished on his cycle, foremost among
which are his standing with his ma
chine ou the summit of the loo foot
high Laxey Wheel, in the Isle of Man.
and his descending at breakneck
\ tMieci the <'&-t steps of the C&phol
The annals of foot racing contain
more than yne record in point. We
read how once Newmarket Heath
was the scene of a race between two
ciipples. each having a wooden leg.
Iii the presence of a goodly throng,
among whom was the Merry Monarch,
"they started fair, and hobbled a good
pace, which caused great admiration
and laughter among the beho ders;
but the tallest of the two won by two
or three yards." Again, over a hun-'
dred years later, in 1799. a certain
one legged man, named Carter, backed
himself to cover six miles within the
hour, and performed the feat with six
minutes to spare.
Some years since a wrestler named
liinet gained much, kudos among the
habitues of Continental fairs less by
his wrestling prowess, although that
was not inconsiderable, than by his
being handicapped by the loss of a
kg. This notwithstanding, he always
made a gallant and not infrequent a
successful show, his great height,
strength and weight standing him iu
good stead. He excelled, too. in feats
of strength,.aud was specially nota
ble for his skill in casting a heavy
blacksmith's hammer. To a trial of
skiil with this implement he was
wont to issue a general challenge and
it was but seldom he found his
Nothing, one would say, is more
calculated to place a boxer at a dis
advantage than the joss of a leg.
Yet. Thomas Kench, a burly 15 stone
man, topped C feet by some 3 inches,
woll held his own with the gloves
with such as had the temerity to lace
him iu the arena of the booth with
which he and other boxers traveled
the fairs and race courses in the days
when pugilism flourished.
Not only did lie take on all comers
at mimic warfare, but on one occasion
at least he stripped in the ring iur
serious fray, his opponent being
Leicester butcher, who thought lo
compensate for his iuft'rioriiy In
pounds and inches by his superior
activity. In this; however, he was
mistaken, for'-the lorni lel'i of the
cripple, which he was unable to avoid,
put him out of time aller seveuteen j
well fought rounds.
Instinct or Reason.
A Pittsfield man. as a proof thai j
plants reason, offers the following nc- j
count of a vine on his premises. The
vine grows in a box on the window
ledge. While watering it recently his
daughter noticed a delicate lendril
reaching out towards a nail iu- the
side casing. She marked the position
of the tendril on the wood and then
shifted the nail about an inch lower.
Next day the little feeler had deflect- j
ed itself very' noticeably, and was J
again beading for the nail. The mark
ing and shifting were repeated four or
five times, always with the same re
sult; and finally one night the tendril
which had grown considerably, man
aged to reach the coveted support,
and was found coiled lightly about it.
Meanwhile another bunch of tendrils
had been making for a hook that was
formerly used for a thermometer.
Just before it reached its destination
the young, lady strung a cord across
the window sash above. It was a
choice then between the old love and
the new; and as some vines seem to
prefer a cord to anything else, it was
not long in making up its mind. In a
very few hours the pale, crisp, little
tendrils?which, toy the way, conveyed
a surpassing suggestion of human
fingers?had commenced to lift toward
the twine; and the next day they
reached it and took a Arm grip.
Mother?Yes, Ruth, the way to a
man's heart is through his stomach!
Ruth?It's lucky dad ain't a camel,
ain't It mama!
Bilious V Fee', heavy after dinner?
Tongue coate?V Bitter taste? Com
plexion sallow? Liver needs waking
up. Doan's Regulets cure bilious
attacks. 25 cents at any drug store.
A statistican says New York has
spent 870,000,000 for automobiles, but
failsltb say how much the funerals of
the victims cost.
, Floods the body with warm, glow
ing'Tltality, makes tho nerves strong,
k quickens circulation, restores natural
jkvlgox, makes you feel like one born
Hhgaln. Hoillater's Rooky Mountain
Wa. - 35 cents. A. 0. Doyle & Co .
DYE TAKES PLACE OF SAP.
Fresh Cut Wood Given Permanent
Hue' by New Process.
A considerable industry has re
cently been, develope d in Sweden on
the basis of an invention made by
Joseph Phister, an Austrian, where
by coloring matter is forced into
fresh cut wood. It takes the placr- of
the sap, and gives to the wood a
brilliant color, which does not fade
after the wood has become season
ed. Birch.beech, alder, maple, ein
and basswood are Ihe varieties most
successfully treated. The dye can
be forced through lengths of wood
as great as thirteen feet. When sea
soned and polished the colored wood
presents a beautiful appearance; and
is used for making furniture, and
also I for the fittings of ships and
History of tlic ttlme.
That neat and lovable little coin,
the dime, has had a most useful his
tory. As far as we are aware it is
unique among the world's coins, hav
ing no nearer equivalent than the
English sixpence, which is worth two
cents more. It is one of the handiest
of coins, being about as small as a
silver piece can conveniently be. Be
in^ less in size and weight than tho
nickel; which is worth only half as
much, it is vastly more convenient to
keep and hoard, and that is one rea
sor. why it is becoming extraordi
nary scarce in spite of the fact that
more dimes are now turned out of
ihe mint's than ever before in the
coi:ntr>'s history. There is a rage for
"dime banks," and some of these
mechanical contrivances are so pret
ty, so ingenious and so alluring that
they force people to save dimes who
have no earthly occasion to do so.?
'New York Mail.
Plants and Fishes.
Tho aquatic plants of a pond have
mi important influence upon the
fishes in the water. The invest iga
Cibns of It. H. Pearl, the American
b?tanist, prove that most rooted wa
ter, plants extract mineral food from
Ihe ground, and such vegetation "as
the pond weed (Potamogeton) aids
Qshes by adding mineral substances
'o the wafer. On the other hand, the
iiornwort (Ceratophyllum) unfits a
laUe for lish life, as it takes Iis own
food from the salts in the water.
Cadmium gives protective coat
ings for iron much superior to zinc.
The coat has the same aspect as zinc
jut is much more adhesive and
Hound in Gold.
In the jewel house of the Tower of
London there is a book bound
throughout in gold, even to the wires
of the ? hinges. Its clasps are two
rubies set ai opposite ends of four
golden links.?London Tit-Bits.
Farmers, mechanics, railroaders
laborers rely on Dr. Thomas' Electric
Oil. Takes the sting out of cuts,
burns or bruises at once. Pain can
not^stay where it is used.
Having been frozen out of King
Leopold's good thing in the Congo,
Mr. J, Pierpont Morgan feels it to be
bis religious duty to protest against
the barbarities being practised in that
far-off country. It is wonderful what
a* enod conscl.ence-rouser this being
"frozen out" is.
' Generally debilitated ?for* years.
Had sick headaches, lacked ambition;
was worn-out and all run-down. Bur
dock Blood Bitters made me a well
woman."?Mrs.._Chas. Freitory, Moo
sup, Conn. " /
Geo. S. Backer & Sor
The Largest and Most. Complete
Doors, Sash. Blinds, Moldingn,
Sash, Weights, Co Hardware ano
Hardware & Rtady-Mixed Paint
Charleston. S. C.
for Your Health.
That's one of the things we
are doing business for, and of
course incidentally, to get a
in buying our drugs, &c we
get those which are pure ?nd
patent, even though, they often
cost us extra. We buy them
for restoring health?yours and
all our customers'.
You may not be able to judge
the quality of drugs, but our
long experience enables as to
Trust us when you need med
icine and your confidence ivill
never be misplaced.
A. Calhoun Doyle & Co.
"The Popular Drug Store."
COTTON BATTEN FOB, MAK
^'ing mattresses and comforts for
sal?at 8 cents per pound.
c-29 Orange Cotton Mills.
Sight of Eye Destroyed by Disease
Tried Five Doctors but Grew
Worse ?In Agony Eight Months
f ?Parents Discouraged, Until
They Tried Cuticura Remedies
IN ONE WEEK ALL
"Our lit Lit* girl, one year and a half
old, was taken with eczema or that was
what the doctor said it was. We called
in the family doctor anil he gave some
tablets and said she wo'tld be all right
in a few clays. The eczema grew worse
and we called in doctor No. 2. He
said she was teething, as soon as the
teeth were through she would be all
right. But she still grew worse. Doc
tor "No. .'] said it wits eczema. By this
time she was nothing hut a yellow,
greenish sore. Well, he said he could
help her, so we let him try it about
a week. One morning we discovered
a little yellow pimple on one of her
eyes. Of course we 'phoned for doctor
No. 3. He came over and looked her
over and said that he could not do any
, thing more for her, that wo had better
? take her to some eye specialist, since it
was an ulcer. So we went to Oswego
to doctor No. -!. and he said the eye
sight was gone, but that he could help it.
We thought we would try doctor No. 5.
Well, that proved the same, only he
charged $10 more than doctor No. 4.
We were nearly discouraged. I saw
one of the Cuticura advertisements in
the paper and thought we would try
the ( uticura Treatment, so I wont ana
purchased a set of Cuticura Remedies,
which cost me $1, and in three days
our daughter, who had been sick about
eight months, showed great improve
ment, and in one week all sores had dis
appeared. Of course it could not re
store the eyesight, but if we had used
Cuticura in time I am confident that
it would have saved the eye. We think
there is no remedy so good for any skin
trouble or impurity of the blood as
Cuticura. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Abbott,
R. F. D. No. 9, Fulton, Oswego Co.,
N. Y., August 17, 1?0G."
Complete External and Internal Treatment fnr
Every Humor of Infant?. Children, and Adults
consists of Cutlrura Soap (25e.> to dense the
Skin. Cuticura Ointment (.r.0r.) to Heal the Skin,
andCuticura Resolvent (50c.), (InthetortnotChoco
late Coated Pills. 2~ic. per vial of r.0) to Purify the
IJIood. Sold throughout the world. Potter Drue
& Cfaem. Corp., Sole Props., Hoston, Mass.
OS- Mailed Free. On Humors of Skin and Scalp.
Not cheap insurance, but
insurance that insures you
against all loss by fire or
I do not represent small mutuajs
with no capital, who have to assess
the policy holders to cover each
loss, but ten of the oldest and
strongest companies doing busi
ness, worth more than $100,000,000
and who have paid more than ?1,
000,000,000 in losses.
Country dwellings, barnu and
outbuildings, togethor with their
ccnteDts nil written, and I have
satisfied customers in every eeo
tion of the county.
Improved gins insured and also
cotton on plantations.
O ewith Western Union
Telegraph Co., next door to
Dr. J. fx. Wannamaker Mfg.
Co., where you will find rne
from 8 a. ra. to 8 p. m.
OlKce Telephone 21,
6 <V^^-^v^^>^V^'^V^V^^^ "CS-d
f REAL ESTATE. !
If it is a house and lot you 9
want from my list of some ?
i }ou <>
can be pleased both in the #
place and in t^e price. Now is ?
a good time to buy. By paying a i
as mgch as one-third I can ar- J'
range loan on balance on any
prope ty I handle.
Jas. M. Brailsford. I
Drs. Perrydear & Sifley
Office in New Dibble Building.
We will attend lall calls in the
DE. SIFLEY, Specialist in Dental
Prothesis, Crowr M Bridge
Notice to Trespassers,
]VJO TRESPASSING ALLOWED
xi on the following plantations such
as tisbing, bunting or shooting of any
kind or stock running at large in
Y. E. Axon,
Jak is Mack,
ll-29-i?mos. * North, S. C.
IHRES FINE HEARSES fO OTB
City and County Service.
The People's Bank,
Orangeburg, S. C.
Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits.$50,000,00.
D. 0- Herbert - ? B President, E C. Wannamaker - ? Cashier,
B. F. Muckenfuss . - ?'?> Vice President. . W.M.Richardson n Asst. Cashier.
W. 0. Crum Eobt. E- Copes D- 0- Herbert
B- F. Muckenfuss A? M- Salley Abial lathron
G? L, Salley W' L- Glaze H. C> Wannamaker
i - . - -
? "A Bank for ALL the People."
Remember: We pay interest in the Savings Department at the rate of 4 per cent per annum
We issue Certificates of Deposit at the rate of 41-2 per cent
We accommodate our customers whether times are hard or not
Deposit your money with us?
Absolute security guaranteed.
SOME THING NEW
Charms for Ladies
and, Gold Chains. .
Something New in'Neck
laces?the latest thing out.
Some very beautiful Set
Bings for Ladies
at most reasonable prices.
Place your Fire Insurance in any
Company represented .by : : : :
Islar & Sally,
and you can't make a mistake. Write
plantation insurance, and also insure
cotl on stored .on plantation.
IZLAR & SALLY
\ THE DRUG STORE
is the one place on earth
where it is unsafe to look
If you are satisfied with
getting the worth of your
money, the best Medicine
it is possible to compound
from the highest grade
drugs, and the services of
an experienced Pharma
cist you will Bend your
Doctor's Prescription to
$ J. 6. Wannamaker
j M'f'g. Co.
produce* line result* in ?0 day*. It acts
powerfully and quickly. Cures when othcrsfail.
Voting men can regain their lost manhood, and
old men may recover their youthful vigor by
using KICVIVO. It quickly and quietly re
moves Nervousness. Lost Vitality, Sexual
Weakness such as J.ost Power. Failing Memory,
Wasting Diseases, and effects of self-abuse or
excess und indiscretion, which unlits one for
study, business or marriage. It not only eures
by starting at the sent of disease, but is a great
nerve tonic and blood builder, bringing
back the i>ink glow to pale checks and re
storing the lire ol" vontli. It wards off an
proaching disease. Insist on having REVIVO,
no other. It cau be carried in vest, pocket. Ry
mail. $1.00 per package, or six for ?f?.00. Wo
give free advice and counsel to all who wish it,
with guarantee. Circulars free. Address
BOYAL MEDICINE CO.. Marine Bldg.. Chicago, I1L
For sale in Orangeburg, S. C. by Low
man & Lowman.
THE MODERN "PITTSBURGH PERFECT"
WIRE FENCE, WELDED BY ELECTRICITY.
"What a Marvel it
splitter of '
Mr. Farmer: You* prcrT3ssiveriess is keeping you in close touch
with improvements in farm machinery, in dairy method;;, and with all
the scientific facts that bring about the greatest possible agricultural
^ You are also informing' yourself about fence. We know you are. '
\ First?there was the stone fence of medieval history.
Second?pioneer America converted its timber into rails.
Third?somebody found a way to weave wire and slats.
Fourtrj?along came barb wire, with its marvelous sale.
Fifth?machines were invented to twist or clamp one wire around
another: the woven wire fence.
But, most important Of all, electricity now welds the
wires at the joint, making no longer necessary these wraps
and clamps. Stay and strand, wizard-like, become one. j
The greatest step forward in fence building is thus accomplished at
a single, master stroke, ??.?^wd ~***0 * +<A
Of course, you are not using anything eis?. Surely you are familiar
izing yourself with this remarkable improvement, to be found only in
."Pittsburgh Perfectn^m ?. ?ini nmm-?- - tii^,^ ? -w-*
? SOLD BY ?
Sawyer Hardware Company,
SALLY S. C.
Since Pharoah'a time there iias been a constantly increasing demand for light vehicles, and to-day when
selecting a vehicle no one point iigurcs more prominently into their merits than the draft. Southern niado ve
hicles have proven to run 30 per cent, lighter lhan die Rastern or Western proiluct which, which occasions
their being almost exclusively used in this section.
We arc headquarters for the leading makes, and carry uver hundred jobs to select from. "Bailey," "Hen
derson," 'Anchor," "Kock Hill," "Barbour" and "Crawford" are all nemes signifying worth and merit in
vehicle construction. * Agency for "Virginia," "Whits Hickory" and "Salem" Wagons. Harness, Saddles, Um
brellas, Lap Robes and all Saddlery Hardware.
?IT^I^Y & PRITH.