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THE WORLD'S COMMERCE.
Some of its Comicalities Interestingly
A curiout experience befell Mr. D.
Douglas, the first maker of artificial
legs, who died recently. leaving a
fortune. One of Mr. Douglas' first
orders after he had obtained his pat
ent in i86o was for an artificial leg for
a member of the Chinese royal family,
whose leg had been cut off by order
of the emperor. says Prarson's Week
Well known firms in ihe umbrella
trade also recount dealing-s with bar
barians. The making oi gorgeous
and fantastic state umbrellas for west
African potentate . like the king of
Adansi. in Asha;mui. f;-r2s part of
their regular business.
As turned outh .. w :"rm
in New Oxford sre*t. vme of
these umbrellas measure fully 1o
feet across the top and have iringes
and tassels. and are topped by bronze
lions. gold he-- a; chicken- and ele
phants cast in pure silver.
Albert D. Barboza. a negro living
at Addah. on the gold coast, recently
sent to a city dentist a letter written
in the funniest English. with a grain
C'f maize ummed on th-e paper.
Mr. Barboza wanted the dentist to
make him four teeth the size of the
grain and send them to the gold coast
by return of post.
Enterprise as great was shown last
Good Friday by an East End baker.
named Kidley. His shop is near the
docks where Mohammedan custom
ers abound. and. finding his customers
objected to hot-cross buns by rea
son of religious scruples. Kidley
promptly stamped part of his stock
with the prophet's crescent. when
the buns were at once bought up by
appreciative Moslem patrons.
Governments, however. as well as
private traders, occasionally show
commendable enterprise. The Swiss
government not only provides for the
families of its officers and mer. who
may be killed in war. but actually in
sures the entire army army against
accidents in time of peace. The gov
ernment pays the premiums to the
The French war office shows simi
liar consideration. During the recent
maneuvers,. a company of military en
gineers built a bridge of trees across
the river MoselL. at Quevuenenty.
On the petition of the local civil au
thorities the war-office has now de
cided to let the bridge remain for the
future use of the inhabitants of the
Similarly the Dutch government is
about to place artificial birds' nests
on the fir trees of their country. so
as to favor the multiplication of in
sect-destroying birds. The Dutch
government is scarcely more enter
prising, however, than a humble Brit
ish farmer named Pope.
The birds-not the insects--are the
trotuble with Mr. Pope. He has. how
ever, kil led a numiger of cats, had
them stuffed and placed them in var
ious attitudes among tihe branches of
his fruit trees. The result. he de
clares, is excellent.
The rate for telegrams from Britain
to Rtussia was, until recently. 5 t-2d
a wvord. But the cost from Britain
to Germany was 2d andI from Ger
many~ to Russia 2 1-2d--in all 4 T-2d.
Sone smart Gvrmns saw their op
portuity and :ok - They tc tually
formed a company to. take advantage
of the siowness of the Pritish post
nilce by receiving British messages
in Germany and passing them on to
Rtussia. at a redtuction froim the rate
for direct messages, and yet at a
prot;: to themselves.
Quite as ingenious. howvever. in its
way the ideai dpted by a recent
ly formed British co mpany. the Krin
jabo gold mines. limited, to~ pro~ve to
the public that it is an honest con
Each share certiieate issued has
appendedl coupoin- i' r paymenit ni m
terest. and t.- each coupon i,. attach
ed the right-h:md 4-- signatu;re half o
a hank of E'nglandl note. for the prop
hie. hn e a . rtnlPdI.wte
cromp:sy w:.r- a ennp:nmertv b
.1 . i . .1
must be cuntfessed that the amuse
ment is-entirely of the one-sided va
Promptly cutting off the consum
ers supply. the company proceeds to
call the attention of the local medical
officer of the health to the existence
of "a nuisance" at the h,use.
The sanitary authorities. of course.
insist upon the house having a prop
er service of water. and. as the com
pany declines to turn An the snpply
: itil their account has been paid. the
poor consumer has no alternative but
to pay up. The water company thus
ingeniously c.llect. its acc..unts at
he expense of the rate-payers. on the
-trcngth of "a nuisance" .f its own
\'1ert Smith. a moto"r kar driver.
wh- wa, recently !-d a;t Maribor
-ugh street for drivin: a car at 2;
ml es an hl,ur in Hyvde Park. iord the
magistrate of a curious cntact he
had made with his employer.
"The first time I am 'ned lie will
pay: the second time I pay: and the
third :itne I .et dismissed.
As Russian butter um)% 'inds its
way into this c 1unty abelhCe "Vest
Dlanish." it is interesting !o n1te sme
revelations that were recently made
to the Moscow police as to the man
Th -ianagcrs of several factories
raided thert- admitted that they used
only to per cent. of the "genuine"
butter. imported from Siberia. and
mixed it with offal. fat anj chemicals.
to produced whaot they call "dairy
On investigation. however, the to
;,r cent. of the r-.pposed "genuine"
butter proved to have had no con
-ction with :ows.
The Siberian exporter who had
turned out such a cleverly crnccted
Ftistance that it deceived even the
Russian adulterators. certa;nlv de
served a long term in a Siberian gaol,
,.here he would have had little opipor
tunity of .ollowing the example of
Fdward Stoles. the New York fi
rmtcier. who so,-:. years az - -;It and
*'t:d "Jim" Fi k-7. the rai i a mi!
When Stokes we m to Sin, Sin;_
t-rison to serve .a term or two vears
-r manslaughttr lie was in constant
'nmniication with hi, broker; s
:bat when his ti ze was up hi, pro"ts
in the stock exchange exceeded S4oo.
Mr. Gerrare. whose book. "Greater
R-isia." was published recenlv. has
h"n engaged for a long termt by a
manufacturing firm in Germany. v.ho
made a condition that lie shall not
contribute to any periodical or write
books during his engagement.
The whole of the information ac
quired by Mr. Gerrare while on his
travels has been purchased by his em
ployers. for their own sole use as
traders in the markets of the world.
Clark and the Book Agent.
Seniator WV. A. Clark detests noth
ing more than to be interrupted when
h;.y. says an~ exchange. One (lay he
was itn his office engrossed in a busi
ness conversation when a petite w';
man carrytig a blag bag entered.
With a compelling smile and an in
sinuating mater she appr''ached the
surly millionaire. Utterly initensible
to his repellant and indifferent to his
abrupt manner she dIrew fr.o';: the
depths of the hag a hiandsom cly bound
voluime. the merits atnd beauties oi
which she hegan. to eloquently de
Failing to embharass her with Art-ic
frigidity- and impatienit at her persist
euc.e undier rebuffs all '::.::gar he
turned suddetnly upon t he chattering
woman and said::
"Madam do von know what mv
time is worth?"
She confessed it was a conundrum.
"\\ell." lhe saidl petu!antly. "it's
worth S3o an hour."
HIe tturned away with te air of one
who had settled the matter definitecly
beyond say further controversy. But
he didn't kno w the wo man.
( bl. im 'o ratefu I :.'::'. Mr.
ClarL." -hte replied w:'h a : -me oi
ma : h -'- v'ice. .T n I. d llars
an hI r iv ' a ?
t h:'i:h t I m - i'
ven to ld e -r,i. "lrmh
her rt:coe. fom . ch
ten and a five, off : roll. These
she pushed along the top of the slop
ing desk toward him and said: "Yes,
I'm glad you told me, because I
hadn't expected to get it so cheap.
There is $15. Now I want a half hour
of your uninterrupted attention while
1 talk to vou about this book."
Clark pushed back the money and
subscribed and paid for two copies of
The department of agriculture has
m:ie a matter of proof what was be
f(ire ai matter of general b-lief that
borax is not a g.od food substance
even if aken if very minute quanti
ie-. F.xperinews withii borax pre
served foods have demonstrated that
"if cuntinued for a long time in (Itian
tities n't exceeding a half grain per
day they cause occasional periods of
loss of appetite. bad feeling. fullness
in the head. and distress in the stom
ach. If given in larger and increas
i1g (1-es these symptiPms are more
rapidfy developt-d and accentuated
with a slight clouding of the mental
processes. When increased to three
grams a day the dose sometimes
causes nausea and vomiting."
Consumers have reason to be grate
ful to the chemists of the agricultural
department for their careful dietary
researches. The human system seems
to be sufficiently supplied with all the
mineral matter it can safely assimi
late in natural food products, without
further additions in the form of pre
Reziaining in the post office at
Newberry. S. C.. for the week ending
July 2. 1904.
B-Miss Willie Bouknight, Mrs.
C-Mr. A. C. Cavis. Mr. M. C.
G-Isaac Graam. Mrs. W. N. Gra
ham. Willie Gilliam. Miss Mary Gol
IH-Mrs. Mollie Ham. Mr. M.
Howe. Mr. Charles J. Holder.
J- iss Emma Jenkins Mr. Bob
joh niken. x r. .1. D.Johns.
Miss Sazzie Keller.
M-\rs. Annie ). Martin. Mr.
Th,,. A. McCriesy.
N-Nrs. Percilla Nance. Mr. Luke
N I chD'!s
S.-Mrs. Dogra Slight. Mr. G. Smith.
lr. . L. Smith. Miss Sarah Sligh,
Mrs Fred Stone.
T-\. Z. and J. W. Thompson,
Mrs. Caroline Todd. A. F. Turner.
--Mrs. Susan WaLits. Miss Lula
Werts. Mr. Albert Williams. Mr. H.
Z-Mr. Henry Zoung.
Perons calling fir these letters
will please nI Itify that they
* Chas. J. Purcel. P. M.
The Electrical Vehicle Eqtuipment
company's factory at Brooklyn. N. Y..
*was burned in Tuesday. the tire en
tailing a loss of about $400.000.
Illinois Central Railroad
DIRECT ROUTE TO THE
ST, L.OUiS EXPOSITION.
TWO TRAINS DAILY.
In connection with WV. & A. R. R. &
N. C. & S. I.. Rv foin Atlanta
Lv Atlanta 8.a5 a mt Ar St.Louis 7.08
Leave Atlanta 8.a3 A. M.
Arrive St. Louis 7.08 A. M.
Leave Atlanta 8.30 P. M.
Arrive St. Louis 7.36 P. M.
With Through Sleeping Cars
ROUTE OF THE FAMOUS
Carryi.. the only ming. sleein
car !r4 m .\tlanta to, St. L.ouis. This
r e .-Jack-inville la:ly. 8.o; p.
F~RED D. MILLER,
veling Passenger Agent.
We hereby announi
candidate for more bi
ourselves to satisfy al
eA/e believe in wor
By putting the cents in the i
:ustomer is the one who continui
ident of getting a dollar's wort
)ought goods, lower prices, anc
?0 cents kind at 15 cents.
12 1-2 cents kind at 10 cents.
1-3 cents kind at 6 1-2 cents.
BLACK GOODS! COMPLET
Tussah Silks, Voiles, Crashes,
White Goods, Swisses. Gingh:
'Cost Sale" competitors Can't T
on 'every pair of shoes an
The bfggest and best line we I
vill not allow us to quote prices,
;uit or extra pants for less mor
iave in stcck and not what we h
Agent for Butte
To St. Louis and all po
,est. Three Solid Trai
Palace Sleeping Cars,
Only through car ser
go, withou change
Close connections rr
Beaboard Air Line Railm
Railway and the SouthE
For map folders or 0th<
THOS. R. Jor
No. 1 Nohth Pry
H. F. Smith,
4 + e. tov Aete (".A.!.).' 4 N ' pm
2 ... Ar Clintoa~ Win'r) L4. 2 45 pm:
10 fio0 arn' Lr Gleonn Springs Ar 4 00 pmn
12 0; pn- Sparitr.nr: J 30 pm
1? is r' Green 1tile 3 2m va
LW i'--' Sprl1:g4)
* 17 pz, Waterloo 2 2" ;gra
1 50O..x . ' Laurens (Din'r) Lv 2 ' t
"' v D' y W'.y D'ly D':7 D'13
-3 '7 e 2T'ar e 851 55t0
845 7 0 22' CitranrW. :9. 8 5
9Q15 7 ? 3 'ro ' 16 3 0-- 4 4'
9.1 3., 'C4'e,n
Trai; a nd' 4. nr:--i' and( depart fron
TrSInq ~ *:. - '1 fr~ . C. L. freight depot
:e ourselves as a
Asiness and pledge *
-ight place. The well pleased
s to come where he feels con
b for one hundred cents. Well
I honest dealing has kept us to
15 cents kind at 12 1-2 cents
10 cents kind at 8 1-2 cents.
5 1-4 cents kind at 5 cents.
E LINE JUST ARRIVED.
Lawns, Nainsooks, Linens,
ims, etc., at prices that our
d Oxfords in the house.
iave ever shown. Our space
but we will sell ycu the same
ey. We advertise what we
ave "Just Sold Out" of.
. Louis Railroad..
nts West and North
ns Daily with Pullman
Atlanta to S-L. Louis,.
vice, Atlanta to Chica
ade at Atlauta with the
tay. Central of Georgia
rn Railway trains.
r information write to
es, T. P. A.,
or St., Atlanta, Ga
3has. E. Harmon,
Gen. Pass. Ageut.
A wats &rd Ashievillo Short Line.
(Schedniie in effect -.1ugust :56.
Read Docwn.) (R'?ead Up)
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. f0 o - . L -ns. ... . - -.02 pim
2. pm . > -e. A - .0 pm
.x pr....r S rtanbur.. L- a i,
3.41 pm...... partanburg... se 2.2,:
5.2: pu.......r Sa'ndo.........Lv R. 39 p.m
7. p ....Ar 48.hwile...... Ls '.00am
.46 pr ..Lv Newberry (c.N.a L.) 3 1o g
1.50 p '. r Lan rene ...........y 2.02 pum
1.55 p' .. vIne........ .. ..~n . A r 1.45 ,on
'i.7. '.. ... r Augusta.....Lv k.)1A
2 :.s pir...Lv Augusta...... .Ar Gjl
6.0 p:r...A:- Bea~ufor . .T,
6.45.pm..Ar Port Roy a i.....L v 7.(b5 o
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1 .9 .n,- ... Av T.aneen .. ............ am
2 019 pm. .... r..Lur a...... ..O 4 m
3.25 pm ...Ar Gre anville. ... v lG "i pm
For further information~ elative ters,
'tc.. call on, or address
GEO. T BUY e., Gen. Ag . Greenv31le 8 0
E RNE iT WILLIA MS, Ger, Pas.A
T -- - r -: TrafD 'anager.
BLUOMD MAIL ROAD,
E. . E.An).. .Receivee.
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