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EFFECTS -OF FASTING.
After Ten Days If No Water
Be Taken-Some Benefits.
very living body requires a quan
ity of food that is commensurate
with the tissues' it consumes in the
performance of its functions. When
nourishment is withheld, says the
Youth's Companion, the body Is
forced to subsist on its own tissues.
The fat is first appropriated, then the
muscles and other structures. The
emaciation and loss of strength are
so rapid that life has rarely been
maintained longer than ten days if
neither food nor drink was taken. If,
however an abundance of water is
drunk, the wasting is greatly retard
ed and life can be supported for a
much longer time provided that the
body is kept at complete rest. Thus
restricted, fasting is often made a
valuable adjunct to other measures
in the treatment of disease. A lim
itation of the diet is more frequently
resorted to than an entire withdraw
al of nourishment.
Restriction of diet is often valuable
also as a means of preventing illness.
Most persons are employed in manual
labor eat more than is requisite for
their support. Overeating seldom
yields an increase of nutrition. The
excess of food, on the contrary, im
poses a burden upon the liver, kid
neys and other organs whose offcc
is to free the blood of effete matter.
When this burden becomes excessive,
illness is induced. Headache, loss
of appetite, lassitude, and all the other
symptoms commionly assembled un
der the term "billiusness" are the
usual manifestations of it. The ac
cumulation of poisons is further fav
ored by neglect of drink, when too
little water is taken into the system
to maintain the secretions and carry
off the waste.
The waste products which result
from an overindulgence in meat are
more acutely poisonous than those
from vegetables. They belong to
the uric acid group of poisonous sub
stances, which are regarded as par
ticularly active in the production of
gout, rheumatism and neuralgia. Or
if the quantity of animal food taken
be so excessive and remain so long
in the intestines as to undergo de
composition through the action of
bacteria ptomaine-poisoning is pro
duced, and it.may be so severe as to
be distinguished with difficulty fronm
In the less severe cases relief is
promptly secured. by abstaining fronm
meat for a few days, hastening the
removal of the toxic matter by the
drinking of as much pure water as
the stomach will tolerate, or by
means of laxative mineral water.
Muscular exercise and bathing are
-also advantageous for prevention.
Primitive Paper Making.
In Madagascar a kind of writing
paper used by the native
notables and the fetish priests is
made from the bark of a shrub named
paper used by some of the native
hahova. The bark fiber is boiled~
and macerated until a thin paste is
obtained. Then a leaf of the plant
called ravinla, or traveller's tea, is
coated with pulp, formed from a par
ticular- kind of rice, and over this is
spread the hahova paste, on both~
sides of the leaf. After the coating
has thoroughly dried and adhered, it
is polised with a smoth shell, and the
paper is ready for use in writing.
The manufacture of the ink employed,
like that of the paper itself, is a
monopoly of the notables and priests
who use it. This paper may be bought
by European travellers at about a
cent and a half per sheet, but only a
few hundred sheets are produced in
The great duke of Argyll was visit
ing his son, then governor-general o:
Canada, and met Longfellow in the
American poet's ancient colonial
mansion at Cambridge, Mass., says
the Criterion. As they sat together
on the veranda the duke persistently
asked the names of the various birds
he saw and heard singing in the poet's
trees as well as of the flowers anc
bushes growing in his extensive and
beautiful garden. Longfellow was
was neither botanist nor ornitholo
gist, and did not know.
"I was surprised to find your
said the duke consequently to an
American acquaintance. "Indeed!
Pray on what subject?" "Why he
could not tell me the names of the
birds and the flowers to be heard and
seen in his own garden."
May I ask how many languages
you speak?" the American asked.
"Certainly, but one." Mr. Long
fellow," was the answer, "speaks six
and translates freely almost all the
languages of Europe."
Vernon Harcourt Funeral.
The remains of the late Sir William
Vernon Harcourt will be buried at
Nunehan on Thursday.
King Edward has telegraphed as
follows from Balmoral to the widow
of the dead statesman
"Allow me to express my deepest
sympathy in the sad loss you have
sustained. I have lost an old and
valued friend in your dear husband.
Melville W. Fuller, chief justice of
the United States supreme court, sent
the following from Washington:
"Deep sorrow and sympathy."
The family is overwhelmed with
letters and telegrams of condolence.
As late as last Friday Sir William
wrote a long letter to his son on va
rious topics, showing an unabated in
terest in public affairs.
Cigarettes or success.
A School Journal devoted to physi
ology tells of a boy who wished to
be a doctor. His uncle, who was an
eminent surgeon, said to him: "If
you want to be a successful special
ist in surgery, you will have to give
up your baseball, for it is hardening
and stiffening your hands and de
stroying the delicate touch you will
need in surgery."
The boy, who would rather play a
game of ball than eat his dinner any
day, decided that to be a surgeon was
better than to be a good ball player
and he gave up the the good for the
Not every boy would be compell
ed to take such a choice, but as the
paper goes on to say the choice comes
in other ways.
With hundreds of boys it is be
tween cigarettes and success. School
work in physiology shows boysthat
whatever enjoyment a boy may get
out of sucking narcotic fumes from
a paper tube, he has to pay for in
failures in business when he rubs
against the boy or man whose brain
is clear whose heart is not weakened
by the cigarette.
Mrs. Cleveland's Joke.
This is a true story.
When Mrs. Grover Cleveland was
Miss Frankie Folsom, the prettiest
girl in Wells college, she had as
teacher in English composition Miss
Myra Reynolds, now a professor at
the University of Chicago.
Miss Folsom handed in an essay
one day in which occurred the repre
hensible word "pants."
Miss Reynolds promptly crossed
out the offending term and wrote in
"Gents wear pants, gentlemen
The correction was obviously ab
sorbed by the fair pupil. A few
years later, when Miss Folsom. as
Mrs. Cleveland, has become the first
lady in the land, her former teacher
received one day an imposing-looking
letter from the Executive Mansion,
Washington. On opening it a sheet
oi beautiful note-paper, bearing the
monogram and crest of the presi
dent's wife, appeared, together with
Mrs. Cleveland's card. On the cen
ter of the sheet was pinned simply a
newspaper clipping which read,
"Mamma." said little Emerson
Highlife, of Boston, "are the Gordon
Brownes and the De Whitneys and
the Burne-Smithsons all gone away
for the summer?"
"Yes, dear. And why?"
"Then, please, may I say 'pants'
till they get. home?"
The tax books for Newberry coun
ty will be open for the collection of
taxes for fiscal year commencing
January 1st, 1904, the 15th day of
October, 1904, and will remain open
without penalty until the 31st day of
December, 1904. Upon all taxes
paid after the 31st day of December,
1904 and before the 1st day of Feb
ruary, 1905, a penalty of one per
cent. will bea dded; uponn all taxe
paid during the m'onth of February,
19o5, a penalty of one per cent. addi
tional will be added, and upon ali
taxes paid from the 1st to the 15th
day of March, 1905, inclusive, an ad
ditional penalty of five per cent will
Following is the levy:
For State purposes . . . . 5 mills
For Ordinary Co. Purposes 3 mills
For Special Co. purposes .. 1-2 mills
For School purposes . . . .3 mills
Total ... ... ... ..1 1-2 mills
Except in the following localities,
where an additional railroad tax has
been levied, viz:
Towns'hip No. i . . . . . .2 mills
Township No. 8 . . .. . ..2 1-2 mills
Township No. 9 . . . . . .3 mills
And except in the following school
districts where special school tax
has been levied, viz:
Newberry -School Dis. No. 1,.. 3 m.
Chappells School Dis. No. 39, ..2 m.
St. Lukes School Dis. No. 13,. . 2 m.
Big Creek School Dis. No. 20, . .2 m.
Utopia School Dis. No. io, . . 2 m.
Whitmire School Dis. No. 52, .2 m.
Prosperity School Dis. No. 14. 3 I-2M
Little Mt. School Dis No. 30, 3 m.
Excelsior School Dis. No. 35,. .2 m.
Zion School Dis. No. 56, . . . 2 m.
A poll tax of one dollar has been
levied on all male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 6o years, except
those exempt by law.
Persons liable to road duty may
pay a commutation tax of three
dollarsfrom the 15th day of October,
1904, until the ith day of March
Jno. L. Epps,
Fixing the Rate and Prescribing the
Time For the Payment of Town
Taxes for the Year i9o4.
Be it ordained by the Mayor and
Aldermen of the Town of Newberry,
in the State of South Carolina, in
council assembled, and by authority
of the same: That for the purpose
of raising a revenue and in the exer
cise of the taxing power of said Town
the following taxes are hereby im
posed for the fiscal year ending De
cember 31st, 1904, upon all real and
personal property within the corpor
ate limits of said Town (except such
as is exempt from taxation under the
Constitution and laws of this State)
upon the valuation thereof as assess
ed for taxation for County and State
Section 1. That a tax of sixt
cents on each one hundred dollars
worth of real and personal property
within the corporate limits of the
Town of Newberry, in the State of
South Carolina (except such as is
exempt from taxation under the con
stitution and laws of this State), is
hereby levied for the purpose of rais
ing a rev.enue to defray the ordinary
expenses of said Town for the fiscal
year ending December 31st, 1904.
Section 2. That a tax of three
fourths of a mill on each dollar's
worth of real and personal property
within the corporate limits of the
Town of Newberry (except such as
is exempt from taxation under the
constitution and laws of this State),
is hereby levied for the purpose of
raising a revenue to defray the bonded
indebtedness of said Town for the
Section 3. That a tax of two and
a half mills on each dollar's worth
of real and personal property within
the corporate limits of th.e Town of
Newberry (except such as is exempt
from taxation under the constitution
and laws of this State), is -hereby
levied for the purpose of raising a
revenue to pay the interest on and
create a sinking fund for the bonded
indebtedness of said Town for the
Water Works and Electric Light
Section 4. That a tax of one mill
on each dollar's worth of real and
the purpose of raising a revenue tc
personal property within the corpor
ate limits of the Towvn of Newberry
(except such as is exempt from tax
ation under the constitution and laws
of this State), is hereby levied for
pay the interest on the create a sink
ing fund for the bonded indebtedness
of said Town for the Sewerage sys
Section 5. That all taxes herei
imposed or levied shall be paid to
said Town in lawful money of the
United States between the 15th day
of October, mn0 and the rath day of
November, 1904, and that after the I5th
day of November, 1904, a penalty of
ten per cent. is hereby imposed upon
and shall be added to all taxes in
Section 6. That execution issue ac
cording to law for the collection of
all taxes, fines and penalties past due
and unpaid for 15 days, and the cost
of said execution.
Done and ratified under the Corpo
rate Seal of said Town this
(Seal) the 25th day of September, A.
J. W. EARHARDT,
Mayor of the Town of Newberry, S. C.
Thos. 0. Stewart,
Clerk and Treasurer
9 9 6t 0 W.
The Farmers Oil Mill Offers The
Following Exchange Rates Per
Ton of Seed.
115o pounds of No. I meal and
900 pounds of hulls, or 1400 pounds of
No. 2 meal and goo pounds of hulls.
We will not make the No. 2 meal
(that is, meal with hulls in it) but we
have just perfected arrangements
whereby we can furnish it at that rate
to persons desiring a low grade arti
To further prove that our mill is
run in the interest of the producers,
we now announce that at the end of
the season we will substract from our
gross income the legitimate rnnning
expenses of the mill together with
10 per cent. on the capital stock and
pay the. rest to the people who have
either exchanged or sold us seed and
that in the proportion to the amount
of seed furnished us. This is your op
portunity to make the mill pay and
to share in the profits. All we ask is
seed enough to run 8 months. Fur
nish them and we will pay a hand
some profit to you. You get your
share if you bring us but one load of
Beginning today we will pay 25
cents for seed at our gin. Next week
we hope' to be able to have room for
all the seed offered us.
We want to express our apprcia
tion of the large business already
given us and we regret that we have
not had the room to take all the seed
Farmers Oil Mill
Newberry, S. C., Sept. 2,3 1904.
HTTIE IcIYER LEAVELL.
(B. I. WOniaR'S Collce, RiholiDll, V8.
PDalof The Virgil Piano School oi Wiev
York, K. 1.)
Mower Co's Store.
September 1st, 1904.
SPECIAL ATTENTION TO EaINNERS.
Tornis-$3.OO I8r Eight J888son.
Newberry, S. C.
Capital - - - $50,000
Surplus - - - 19,500
since organization 21,000
id Depositors in
ment since or
ganization - - $9,200
A man working by the day is paid
or the time he puts in at work, but
'when that man saves a dollar for his
day's labor it works for him nights,
as well as days; never lays off on
account of bad weather and never
gets sick, but goes right on earn
ing him an income. It's a nice
thing to work for money, but it's
much nicer to have money working
for you. Try it-open a savings
account with us and get some money
working for you. Make a deposit
in the Savings department today
and let it begin to work for you.
Interest computed at 4 per cent
January i and July x of each year.
Miss Bessie L. Simmons,
(Over Pelham's Drug Store.)
Piano and Voice.
Term beginning Monday, Sept. 5, 1904
$3.00 Per. Eight Lessons.
For Sale by
C. H. CANNON.
WorlTs F& ---- St. Ids.i
Choice of Routes,,
Through Pullman Sleepers,
Stop-overs allowed at Western
North Carolina Summer Re
sorts and other points.
Low Excursion Tickets.
For full information or World's
Fair literature apply to any
agent Southern Railway, or
R. W. HUNT,
Div. Pass. Agent
Charleston, S, C..
We are pre
pared to gin 125
bales per day at
50 Cents a baIe.
Wil furnish bag
ging and ties at
We invite your
buy your seed.
Souuhemn Cotton Seea Oil Ga,
L. W. F LOYD,
Do not place your
order for these ma
chines untill you get
our PRICES, we have
the BEST MADE.
Iewden hdwMr iqaa.,
F. A. SCHUMPERT,
Sec'y and Trees
$5000 AN DEPOSIT
Board at Cost. Wrtte(~d