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By Way Of Comparison
At the bottom is a picture of a farm on which our fertilizers wore
nor used. Notice the very poor growth? At tho top, there is a photo
graph of the field of a planter who believes in tie Uborai uso of only
See the good, even stand, and tall, luxuriant plants ? You can see
man}' otherlnterestingr pictures of farms like these on which the crops
of poor and good yields aro compared, in our large, pretty almanac,
Aa& j-our dealer for it, or send us (to. in stamps to pay the cost of wrap
ping and postage. 44 Increase your yields per acre " by using Virginia
-, Carolina Fertilizers. Buy no other.
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company,
Durham, N. C.
Charleston, S. C
.may think you^know what a Phonograph is; youmay
A think you have heard one; but you do not know what a
Phonograph will do?you ^do not know how 'good it can be
until vou have heard the
Improved Edison Phonograph^
Thomas Alva Edkon Jiu vented the^Phonograph idea. The
Edison is his own best development of the Phonograph idea.
It possess: s the marvelous quality of' giving you "your kind of
music" better?that is more clearly, more entertainingly, more
musically?than *any other talking, singing or playing* ma
chine. "Your kind;" that- is the keynote of the Edison
Phouograpk. | You don't have to learn to like it. It plays
what you, like.
Sold either for Cash or on Easy Payments By ^
The Marcbant Music Go. $
j s. c.
Watch Tli is A civ.
Real Estate For Sale!
Ml acres about 1-4 miles w. of 66,
on Branchville and Orangebu'-T road,
known as place of Electra A. Fairey.
About 125 acres cleared, balance tim
bered. 8 room dwelling, barns, sta
bles, tenant houses and pasture.
75 acres and 2 building in corporate
limits of Branchville, bounded by
Fairey Edwardsand Sou. Ry.
143 acres I mile E. of Branchville, on
N. side of Sou. Ry., part cleared.
81 acres and building 2 miles E. of
Branchville, on B. & B. R. R.. and
bounded by lands of Dukes, Rnoad
76 acres and building 1 2 mile N. of
Stilton, bounded by O'Cain, Wolfe and
Bell. 1-2 cleared,balance timbered.
We also have several other tracts.
77i acres 1-4 mile of Norway. All
cleared. Fine land. Will produce bale
of cotton to the acre,
161 acres In Elizabeth Township,
near Raymond. 3-4 mile from Lime-'
stone Graded School, 1-2 mile from
LimestoneJChurch. 120 acres cleared,
balance timbered. Good land.
5 room house with lot 75x100 on
6 room house with barns, etc., and
lot about 75xlF0 feet on Dibble street.
1 lot on Amelia street, about tiSxLsQ
1 lot on Dibble street.
5 room house and large lot on South
Windsor street at a bargain.
House and lot on Johnston streef.
Large lot on Dickson street.
Large lot on Maxwell street.
1 lot 105x331 feet on Whitman street.
Fine location. A bargain.
1 house and lot on Sellers avenue.
New, modern conveniences.
3 lots on S. Broughton street. Each
Can arrange terms tolsuit purchas
WOLFE & BERRY, Attorneys,
ORANGEBURG, S. C,
One 25-horse power Talbott, second hand engine in stock which has recently
been overhauled. This engine is in iirst-class condition and will be a great
bargain for anyone who is in the market for such a size engine.
fife are headquarters for anything in the way of Machinery Supplies, and
prompt attention will be given to all inquiries and orders entristvjdto our
care. Write us when you are in the market for anything, and be sure to get
our prices before placing your orders elsewhere.
COLUMBIA SUPPLY CO., - Columbia, s c.
BiRDS WITH COLORED HEADS.
Curious Mistake in Classification
Caused by Pollen.
Many birds frequenting flowers
for honey or Insects are thus liable
to get their heads covered with pol
len, says the London Globe. And
since the pollen of different flowers
varies In color a bird may become
yellow-headed, red-headed, blue
headed, etc. This led to a curious
mistake in the cape of a New Zeal
and bird. This bird was a honey
aucker and a haunter of flowers.
Now, in the early summer It visited
most frequently the flowers of the
native flax, and later in the year fed
chiefly on the fuchsia. The pollen of
the former Is red. and of the latter
blue. Hence in the early summer the
bird appeared with a red head, and
was named the red-headed honey
seeker. But when later in the year
it went to the fuchsia its head was
stained blue, and it was called the
blue-headed honey-seeker. Thus, for
a long time this bird was thought to
be two distinct species, and only re
cently was It found that the red
headed and blue headed were one
and the same, and that the real color
of the head was blackish brown.
For Delivering Mail.
Devices whereby express trains
collect bags of mail at stations on
the road without stopping have been
In use extensively for a number cf
years. Naturally, those first used
were not entirely satisfactory, and
inventors have been endeavoring to
improve upon them. .Many of the
devices patented, although success
ful In every way, have been so com
plicated in construction that their
use became Impracticable. This can
not be said of the one shown in thr!
Illustration, which comprises, a sup
porting frame in the center of which
Weight Operates Shovel.
Is pivoted the shooting mechanism.
The latter consists of a shovel hav
ing at one end a large bowl in which
Is placed 'lie mail bag. On the end
of the frame opposite the mail bag
Is a pivoted weight. This weight is
very heavy and Is released by a pro
jection on the passing; train. As1 thft
weight descends it strikes the handle
of the shovel with great force, swing
ing near the ground the mall bag
continues on Its journey through the
air. entering the open door of the
mail car as It passes the station.
Mirrors That Flatter.
"It Is noi enough to make trtie
mirrors," the dealer said. "If that
were all, ours would Indeed be a
"Dressmakers and milliners re
quire mirrors of all sorts. They
need, for example, a mirror thai
makes one look taller and thinner.
When they dress a fat. short patron
in 3ne of their new hats or suits they
lead her to the mirror, and site is so
surprised and pleased with the
change for the better In her looks
that, straight, off she buys.
"For masseurs I make a mirror
that, like a retouched photograph,
hides blemishes, wrinkles, scars. The
masseur" takes the wrinkled lace of
some rich old woman, steams It,
thumps it, pinches it, and smacks it
for' an hour, and then holds up to
it the mirror that gives a blurred
blemish biding reflection. The wom
an thinks her wrinkles are gone, and
Is happy till she gels home to her
own true mirror.
"Altogether I make some twenty
varieties of false mirrors. Salesman
and saleswoman in millinery and
dressmaking establishments can dou
ble a?d quadruple their business If
they are* quick and deft in their se
lection of the mirror that flatters
each patron best."
Etiquette in London Clubland.
In some of our ultra exclusive
clubs It is a serious breach of eti
quette for one member to speak to
another without obtaining a cere
monious introduction b"forehand,
says the London Chronicle.
A painful case has just occurred
In a certain old established and ex
tremely respectable Pall Mall cara
vansarle. It appears that, a newly
Joined member, in callous defiance
of custom, ventured the other after
noon to make a remark about the
weather to a gentleman with whom
he was not personally acquainted.
I The recipient of this outrage glared
stonily at Its perpetrator.
"JJid you presume to address me,
Blr?" Jj.e demanded, with an awful
"Yes. I did," (?38 the defiant reply.
"I said It was a n?e day." The other
digested the observation thought
Then, after an impressive pause,
he turned to Its bold exponent.
"Well,.pray don't let it occur again.''
he remarked, as lie burled him&elf
once more in bis paper.
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I Take Laxative Bror
? Seven Million boxes sold in past 12 r
Illustrated Song F
OUR BOYSAND GIRLS
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Big Cannon Shots.
The 'Russo-Japanese war was so
full of bis, things that a little remin
iscence like mine may seem very
trifling. But I will tell rt because it
conveys some interesting truths
about the wonderful power of big
I took a merchant vessel into Port
Arthur by running the Japanese
blockade one; night. The next day
the Jap warships opened a furious
attaclc on the outer coast defences of
the port and as I had landed close
under them, I was in position to
study the effects of great gun fire.
Well, the bombardment didn't do
much harm. Most of the projectiles
buried themselves in sand and even
when shells exploded they did little
except kick up a lot of dust. But one
big 900 pound projectile from a 12
inch rifled cannon did strike a plate
of nickel steel Krupp armor straight
and true, and it went through the
fourteen inches of steel as easly as a
drill would go Into soft pine. It cut
a round hole into the plate the edges
of which were as smooth and sharp
as if they had been bored by the fin
When I went up to look at the
plate about twenty minutes alter the
shot had been fired, it was so hot
that I could not bring "my face near
enough to it to examine It. For half
an hour it continued to sing and
crack from the heat that had been
engendered by the fearful Impact.
Later on we discovered nnother
queer thing. For an experiment, one
of the Russian ollicers had the shell
dug out of the sandmound in which
it had buried iiself, and after sol
diers bad swung it on chains and
raised it with a crane, they tried to
force it through the hole that it had
made, it would not go In. In other
words, It had bit the plate with such
tremendous might that it had not
even made a hole as big as Itself. In
that moment, of striking, both the
hard steel of the shell and the nickel
steel of (he armor had been com
pressed and thus the shell had actu
ally passed through a hole loo small
After the hole in the plate had
cooled enough so that I could put
my head in. I found a bit of the soft
copper banding that Is put around the
bases of projectiles .to make them
follow the rilling of the guns. It Is
very soft copper?so soft that a man
can roll it up in bis lingers. But the
force of tin- shot had been so vast
that i his soft copper had actually
been driven lulu tie- hard steel armor
as a toothpick might be driven Into
Sally Spry and Leonard Lagg
Played a little game or tag.
Leonard lost, and Sally Said,
"Face tag!" as she turned her
"Did you ever see the diameter of
a lightning flash measured?" asked
a geolopist. "Well, here Is the case
which once Inclosed a flash of light
ning that fitted it exactly, so you can
see how big it was. This Is called a
?fulgarite.' or 'lightning hole.' and
the material II is made of is glass.
"When a holt of lightning strikes
a bid of sand It plunges downward
into the sand for a distance less or
greater, transforming simultaneous
ly Into glass the si I Ida In the mate
rial through which It passes. Thus
by Its great heat it forms a glass
tube of precisely its own size.
?'Now and then such a tube,
known as a fulgarite, Is found and
dug up. Fulgarites have been fol
lowed Into the sand by excavations
for nearly thirty feet. They vary In
Interior dlameir>r from the size- of a
quill to three inches or more, accord
ing to tlib Port-' of the flash. But.
fulgarites are not produced alone In
pand. They are for. ml also In solid
rock, rhough very naturally of slight
depth, and frequently existing as a
tfiln. glassy covering on the surface.
"Such fulgurites occur in aston
ishing abundance on 'lie summit of
Little Ararat, in Armenia. The rock
Is so soft and porous lhal blocks a
foot long cau In- obtaiued, perforated
In all direction.- by little tubes filled
with bot lie greeu .^lass formed from
the fused iock.
"Some wonderful fulgarites were
found by Humboldt, on the high
Nevad.t ?!?? Tolucsi, in Mexico Massr-H
of the rock wer?- covered witn a thin
la>er of gren ^lass. I is peculiar
?himmer in ilie sifti led Humboldt to
ascend the precipitous peak at the
rlflk of Iiis lite" _ _
no Quinine Tablets. ^
ionths. This signature,^'
ost Cards 5c each at Siou
CAUSE OP DOMESTIC TRAGEDY.
His Brave Wife Tried to Sustain
Him for Another Chance.
He fairly tottered into -the room
like a man reeling under the effect
of some terrible mental blow. Hla
wife looked on aghast.
"What is It?" she asked in trem
"it was not my fault." he mur
mured incoherently. "How can I tell
you? We are penniless!"
"Penniless!" she repeated, in a
half-dazed way. "Oh, but my dear,
brave boy, I can still be your own
true wife. I can work; I can keep
the wolf from the door. But, tell me
this, have you been gambling or
speculating on that dreadful Stock
Exchange? Tell me you have done
nothing to tarnish your honor."
"Nothing?nothing," he replied.
"My honor is unspotted."
"Oh, thank goodness for that!"
she cried. "Now I can brave any
thing. Where has your money
The wretched, grief-stricken man
placed his arm around her, and,
drawing her close to him, gasped
out: "I have paid the gas bill."
Cause for Rivalry.
Beggar fto lady)?Ah, but your
husband is a kind gentleman. He
has promised me his old overcoat, as
he Is going to buy a new one.
Lady?So?Then send your wife
to me and I will give her my autumn
He Couldn't Walt.
When All Mudvllle played Little
Slopton, both elevens were doing
their level best for their respective
villages. Mudvllle surpassed all pre
vious recjrds. Nine men had been
sent from the wicket, but they were
still hopeful, for they only needed
321 runs to win the match when
Podgers went In. Only the umpire
looked uneasy. A swift ball from the
bowler flew past Podgers, struck the
ground, and was caught by the wick
"How's that?" yelled the opposi
"Out!" said ttie umpire.
"Out?how out?" protested Pod
"I don't know 'ow; but It's out,"
shouted the umpire, with a glowing
face. "All I know Is that my house
has been on fire for the last, 'alf
hour, and I'm going to see if that's
out. Good-day, gentlemen!"
The Irishman und the Mule.
General Phil Sheridan was at one
time asked at what little Incident
did he laugh the most.
"Well," he said, "I do not know,
but I always laugh when I think of
the Irishman and the army mule. I
'was riding down the line one day
when 1 saw an Irishman mounted on
a mule which was kicking its legs
rather freely. The mule finally got
Its hoof caught in the stirrup, when.
In the excitement, the Irishman re
marked, "Well, begorra. If you're
goin' to git on I'll git off.' "?Home
"Site Buffers a mysterious pnln.
and the doctors are going to oper
"What, do you suspect?"
. "Why, the symptoms seem to In
dicate that the coats of her stoniauh
are out of style. Of course, they In
timate nothing of tills to her, for
fear of the shock It might give ht:r."
The Farmer?My son Reuben,
who's In Noo York, tells me there'?
a hank down there thet keeps open
day an' night.
The Storekeeper (turning to his
clerk)?Hear thet, Jason? An'
sometimes yew growl bectu yew
have tew work only frnui 6 A. M.
tew 10 P. M.?Puck.
Get Busy, Young Man.
Miss Yerner?Mr. Ilus?el was go
ing to call ou me th|a evening, but
he heard you were to be here.
Mr. Sloman?Ah! perhaps you
would have found more pleasure In
Miss Yerner?Well, I don't know
that his visit would mean *o much
plea-ure, but I'm sure it would mean
Miss Coldart- No. f CHn never
many you. All our family Is op
posed to you.
Mr. Nervey ? But, If you ure not?
Miss Coldart--I said all our fain
Dottle?1 wonder If a blonde Is
more attractive to men than a bru
Lottie?Ask Tottle?sbe'a been
both. Cleveland Leader.
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A Few Suggestions For
Any of Which will Make Useful Xmas Presents.
Knives and Forks
Silver Table Pipcea
Fine China Pieces
Lamps, Water Sets
Brass Fire Dogs
Arthur Hardware Co.,
St. Matthews and Elloree, S. C.
down pains are a symptom of the most serious trouble which can
attack a woman, viz: falling of the womb. With this, generally,
come irregular, painful, scanty or profuse periods, wasteful, weaken
ing drains, dreadful backache, headache, nervousness, dizziness, irri
tability, tired feeling, Inability to walk, loss of appetite, color and
beauty. The cure i*
that marvelous, curative extract, or natural essence, of herbs, which
exerts such a wonderful strengthening Influence on al! female organs.
Cardul relieves pain, regulates the menses, stops drains and stim
ulates the muscles to pull the womb up Into p.ace.
It is a safe and permanent cure for all female complaints.
WHITE US A LETTER
la strictest confidence, telling us all
your troubles. We will send free ad
vice (in plain sealed envelope). Ad
dress: Ladies' Advisory Dept., The
Chattanooga Medldne Co., Chatta
"I SUFFERED AWFUL PAIN
In my womb and ovaries," writes Mrs.
Naomi Baki, of Webster Groves.Mo.,
"and my menses were very painful
and irregular. Sine? taking Cardui I
feel like a nrw woman, and do not
suffer as I lid."
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COLUMBIA, SOUTH CA I?? )I.1\A.
The Edisto Savings Bank,
lOUANttKRUUG, S. C.
H. IK-Moss, President.
J. M.Oliver, Vic. President.
F. S. Dibble, Vice Presidert. Wm. L. ("Hover, Cashier.
M o. Dantzler J. M. Oliver W. R. Lowman W. F. Fa're?
B. H. Muss T. C. Doyle ?6 Sol Kohn X. W. Sraoak
Money saved is money made, and the way to save is'to deposit ; our
money in the savings department and draw interest on the fi'st 1a*.'?
January. Apiil. July an<-' Octooer at the rate of four per cent oe? ????:?
This bank's absolute satety is best attested by its capita' tock, It.
surplus and by the character and standing of its officers ana board of
directors. Money loaned on'good security.