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WEALTH ON BEACH.
Men Who Search the Sands Are
"How do you live in the winter?"
The question was propounded to a
har-y old boatman at one of oui
most popular seaside resorts, says
"Well, we simply search the sands
for the valuables that have been lost
by holiday-making crowds during
the season. You can form no idea
of the amount of jewelry, money, and
other knicks-knacks that are lost at
places like Margate, Lowestoft or
Blackpool. The visitors lounge ot
lie about, or play with their children
on the sands when the tide is low, and
many little things fall out of theii
pockets, or rings slip off their fingers
without their being one whit the
wiser. Then, when the tide comes
up, the articles are either washed;
into the sand or carried by the reced
ing tide a little distance out to sea,
and there deposited. .
"When the winter gales set in the
sea bed is churned up, and the arti
cles concealed by the sea during the
summer are cast up on the beach.
"My finds during the last winter
comprised fifty rings, mostly ladies',
three pearl and gold necklaces, ten
gold bangles, two brooch watches,
thirteen broaches, purses, one pair of
marine glasses, and innumerable
charms of all descriptions. Money
is the most prolific, and I unearthed
three sovereigns, one half sovereign,
coins amounting to 5 pounds, ii shil
lings,, 6 pence. One peculiar fact I
observed among my silver coin finds
was the predominance of the humble
"The copper coins are for the most
part lost by children. You see, the
fond parents give their little ones a
copper. The child, immersed in the
delight of digging in the sand, lays
his copper down and forgets all about
"The other coins are lost by the
parents, the father being the most
luckless in' this respect. He help3
his children in the erection of their
sand castles, and, in stopping, the
coins work their way out of his pock
et. As they fall on to the sand with
out a sound their loss is not discover
ered -until the tide is up.
"Ladies, however, are the most un
fortunate in the loss of jewelry, es
pecially rings. They delight in
burying their hands in the sand, and
the consequence is that the rings, es-'
pecially if they fit loosely upon th/
fingers, slip off unawares.
"Is there a market for the discov
eries we make? WVell, as a rule, the
'finds' are valued by a jeweler, and
if the offer is what we consider a fair
one it is accepted. As a rule, how
ever, we generally wait until the fol
lowing season, when we can dispose
*of our 'finds' to the holiday making
customei-s while out for a row. The
rings I found averaged in value from
15 shillings to 20 pounds apiece. The
latter- was a specially fine one. It
was a diamond hoop, and had evi
dently never been worn, for when
picked up it was still wrapped in the
jeweler's tissue paper. If a quick
market is wanted for the valuables,
'uncle' is always available.
"When is the best time for scaven
gering? After a heavy storm, when
the sea has considerably disturbed
the foreshore. But it needs a certain
amount of skill to scent out the like
ly spots. We follow the tide in,
and watch the result of every wave.
The heavy breakers churn up the
sand to a depth of several inches, and
anything that may lurk beneath it is
picked up by the water and cast
"Corners 4round the groynes, the
bases of the pier pillars, and other
little nooks are the most profitable
spots. You see, the waves are
broken at such places, and any arti
cle they may be carrying on their
crests is arrested by the impact and
"Occasionally we are able to re
store the articles to their owners.
One instance I remember very well.
A lady had lost a gold licket studded
with turqouises, and bearing a por
trait. This bauble she treasured
more than 'anything in the wvorld.'
A reward was offered, but for several
months it was unanswered. A com
rade, however, found it one afternoon.
I bought it from him for 3 pounds,
and communicated with the owner.
She not n1y reimbursed the three
pounds I had spent upon its recovery,
but presented me with a 3 pound note
"How much can we earn? On the
average of i pound to 2 pounds per
week. One winter I netted 120
pounds as a result of my searches.
Many boatmen, as a matter of fact,
depend for their livelihood during the
winter upon the recovery of articles
lost on the shore."
Henry Ward Beecher and the Rooster
That Henry Ward Beecher was
spared much embarassment by his
quickness at repartee is illustrated
by the following story:
One evening, as he was in the midst
of an impassioned speech, some
one attempted to interrupt him by
suddenly crowing like a rooster. It
was done to perfection; a number of
people laughed in spite of them
selves, and the speaker's friends felt
that in a moment the whole effect of
the meeting, and of Mr. Beecher's
thrilling appeals, might belost. The
orator, however, was equal to the oc
casion. He stopped, listened till the
crowd ceased., and then with a look
of surprise, pulled out his watch.
"Morning already!" he said; "my
watch is only at io. But there can
be no mistake about it. The instincts
of the lower animals are infallible."
There was a roar of laughter. The
"lower animal" in the gallery collaps
ed and Mr. Beecher was able to re
sume as if nothing had occurred.
"Do you know of the only Irish
man who ever committed suicide?"
asked W. B. Pollard of Jersey City,
who was at the Fifth Avenue hotel
recently. "You know it is said that
Irishmen never commit suicide, and
when the argument was advanced in
the crowd of that nationality he was
so unstrung that he decided to show
his opponents that Irishmen do some
times commit a rash act. He ac
cordingly disappeared, and the man
who employed him started a search.
When he got to the barn he looked
up toward the rafters and saw his
man hanging with a rope around his
"What are you up to, Pat?" he
"Oi'm hanging meself, begobs," the
"Why don't you put it around
"Faith. Oo did, but Oi couldn't
braythe," was the unsmiling reply of
the man from the Emerald Isle.
The Retort Discourteous.
i <. en Topics.
He boarded a street car anid sat
down beside a woman passenger. He
had indulged in cocktail; and high
balls not wisely, but too well, an~d his
intoxication was apparent. With a
scornful, air the ~ woman passenger
itched away from him. The intoxi
cated newcomer moved along until
he was gain close beside her. Again
she itch'ed away, and again he fol
lowed. -Her next move brought her
to the end of the seat, and a second
later he was at her side. Then, turn
ing to him, she exclaimed angrily:
"If you were my husband, I'd
give you a dose of poison."
For a full minute he gazed at her
meditatively. Then he slowly and sol
"Madam, if I were your husband
I'd take it."
A Great Drawback.
"'My tests show it to be a splen
did medicinal water," said the analy
"Then there's only one thing wrong
with it," said the owner of the spring;
"'Why, the taste is delightful."
"Of course; that's the trouble. No
one would believe it was a medicinal
water is it didn't have an unpleasant
The buffalo in the United States
is a bison: the partridge of Michigan
and pheasant of Pennsylvania and
other states is a ruffed grouse; the
rabbit, so plentiful in the market at
times, is a hare. Both species of
grouse. the ruffed and the pinuated,
are called pheasant. partridge and
patridge. and the pinnated grouse is
universally referred to as the prairie
chicken. Prairie chicken is not a
bad name for the pinnated grouse, for
it with other birds, but it is not right
to use the names of partridge and
pheasant when referring to our
grouse. for these are the correct
names of European specimens.
A distinguished cc cdian who tells
stories very well was invited to a din
ner and for the greater part of the
evening entertained the company.
When he returned to his hotel,
thoroughly tired, his wife said:
"Well, did you have a good time?"
"No, I can't say that I did. Indeed,
if I had not been there I should have
Clever Smuggling Trick.
Smuggling from Geneva into
France used to be carried on at a great
rate. Alexandre Dumas tells how
Beaute, a famous watchmaker of that
city renowned for 'his skill in smug
gling, got the better of the Count de
Saint Cricq, King Louis Philipe's di
rector of customs, who was traveling
as a detective. The count bought
o,ooo francs' worth of jewelry on
condition that it should' be delivered
free of duty in Paris. When he went
up to his bedroom on arriving at the
French capital he found his purchases
on the dressing table. Beaute had
bribed the count's valet to stow them
away among his luggage.
If a man is mean to his wife, has
he a right to complain when he finds
that her folks know it?-Atchison
A healthy young man or young wo
man who can find excuses for igno
rance or failure in the twentieth cen
tur would not attain to knowledgt.
or success under any circumstances.
We are pre
pared to gin 125
bales per day at
50 cents a bale.
Wil furnish bag
gIng and ties at
We invite your
buy your seed.
Souhemn Cotton Seed Oil Co.,
L. W. F LOYD,
Mrs. Laura. S. Webb,
Vice-President Womans Demo
eratic Clubs of Northern (,lto.
"I dreaded the change of life which
was fast approaching. I noticed Wine
of Cardui, and decided to try a bot
tie. I ex3,erienced some relief the
first month', so I kept on taking it for
three months and now I menst-uate
with no gain and I shall take it off and
on now until I have passed the climax."
Female weakness, disordered
menses, falling of the womb and
ovarian troubles do not wear off.
They follow a woman to the change
of life. Do not wait but take Wmne
of Cardui now and avoid the trou
ble. Wine of Cardui never fails
to benefit a sr.fferinig woman of
an y age. Winec of Cardlui relieved
Mr3. Webb when she was in dan
ger. When you come to the charge
of life Mrs. Webb's letter will
mean more to you than it does
now. But you may~ now avoid the
suffering she endured. Druggists.
sell S1 bottles of Wine of Cardui.
What Shall We
Have for Dessert?
This question arises in the family every
day. Let us answer it to-day. Try
a delicious and healthful dessert. Prepared
in two minutes. No boiling! no baking!I
add boiling water andseo Flavors:
Lemon, Orange, Raspberry, Strawberry,'
Chocolate and Cherry. Get a pakage at!
your grocers to-day. 10 et&
COTTON GIN 1
Norwood & Tyree, Agents,
Newberry, S. C.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Near C., N. & L. Depot.
MEAL AND HULLS.
We are pre
pared to fill or
ders for MEAL
and HULLS. We
ues for seed with
meal and hullsa
We can show
you a saving of
over two. dollars
per ton on your,
seed by EXCHANGING,
seed for meal &
hulls with us, as
other offers, we
invite your pat
For prices etc. apply to
The Southern Cotton Oil Co.,
L. W. FLOYD, Mgr.
Newberry, S. C.
Capital - - - $50,000
Surplus - -- 19,500
since organization 21,000
Paid Depositors in
ment since or
gamnzation - -$9,200
A man working by the day is paid'
o r the time he puts inat 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 jim 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 departmient today e
and let it begin to work for you.
Interest computed at 4 per cent
JTinuary i and July i of each year.
Miss Bessie L. Simmons,
(Over Pelham's Drug Store.)
Piano and Voice.
[,erm beginning Monday, Sept. 5, 1904
$3.00 Per. Eight LessoAs.
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) .ES A4 fTH HAND KNEADINO
S -il"EsE IEAD-.
'D *iy to chumti. A child ca.n work it.
rHEY ARE GUARANTEED TO
"IVE SATISFACTION OR YOUR
WONEY BACK. PRICE $2.oo.
IewM ial Y9.
F. A. SCHUMPERT,
Sec'y and Treas
For Sale by
C. H CANNON.
Choice of .R6ie,
Through Pullman Sleepers,*
Stop-overs allowed at-Western
North Carolina Sumnier-~ 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..
28a16SIO aRi! leser'n C~r'Oflna RW? 06
&.ugusta and AsheviDle Short Line.
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