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KAFFIRS AND SNUFF.
A Grave Breach of Manners to Take
A Pinch Standing up.
In South Africa among the Kaair
snuk taking is universal, and it is a
grave breach of manners to ask your
host for a pinch when you are stand
The reason for this is found in the
treacherous practices of former times.
When one man wished to kill another
a favorite device was to ask hn foy
a pinch of snuff, and then, whi,, the
ansuspecting victim was fumbling for
his snuffbox, the murderer had a
splendid oportunity. As this trick for
taking a man at a disadvantage be
tame familiar it naturally grew to
be a point of good manners to make
your request when squatting on the
-ground, when clearly you were in
tending no evil.
The Kaffir snuff is made from crude
tobacco grown at every kraal, which
is powdered up and mixed with the
'ash of the aloe, carefuly ground on a
-store and damped. It is always ett
quette to ask for snuff, and the donot
grants your request grudgingly, lest
he should be suspected of pressing
upon you bewitching medicine with
A German firm has completed a
searchlight that is said to be the larg
,est in the world. Some idea of the
great illuminating power of this in,
strument may be gauged from the
fact that it is of 326,ooo,ooo candle
-power. If it were possible to set the
-giant upon a hill or tower 300 feet
ihigh its rays could be easily detect
-ed seventy or eighty miles away. In
<deed, it is almost impossible to tell
'how far its rays could penetrate, as
no actual demonstration has been
-made. The searchlight is fitted with
:an Iris shutter. It has a diameter of
six feet six inches and was adopted
in order to make the projestor light
tight at any momnent desired. It is
'operated in much the same way as
a shutter in modern cameras. The
leaves of the shutter slide with a fix
ed diaphragm located in the axis of
the ray of light.
The whole device is electricity con
'trolled by two levers. One of these
controls the motor mounted in the
"base of the searchlight, which oper
ates the projestor in a vertical direc
tion through a train of gears; the oth
er starts or stops the electric motor
'which controls the horizontal move
anents of the beam of light. The
'same firm built the 30,oo0,000 candle
-power searchlight recently installed
in the Heligoland Lighthouse.
Birds and Their Songs.
it may well be doubted if birds are
- tixsical connisseurs, or have any
ih'ing like human appreciation of
dhirown or of each other's songs.
-<My Treason for thinking so is this:
11 have heard a bobolink with a defec
tive instrument, so that its song was
broken and inarticulate in parts, and
yet it sang with as much apparent
:joy and abandon as any of its fel
1lows. I have also heard a hermit
k~.rush with a similar defect or im
'pediment, and yet, too, appeared to
sing entirely to its own satisfaction.
It would be very interesting to know
if these poor singers found mates as
readily as their more gifted brothers.
If they did, the Darwinian theory of
"~sexual selection" in such matters,
' according to which the finer songster
'would carry off the female, would fall
ao the ground. Yet it is certain that
iit is during the mating and breeding
-season that these "song combats" oc
~cur, and the favor of the female
would seem to be the matter in dis
*pute. Whether or not it be expres
sive of actual jeoalousy or rivalry, we
*have no other words to apply to it.
A Helpful Spirit.
There had at first been six names
on the list of candidates to be sent
iby popular vote from the litle seaport
town to the great fair, but 'gradually
'the list had dwindled, for two of the
candidates went so far ahead of all
the others that it became a farce to
'retain the other names.
It was when affairs had been at this
point for three wveeks, and wvithin
twenty-four hours of the time set for
caunting the last votes, that Miss Mat
tie Hawley met one of the cardidates
-on the street.
* "I don't know what to d.o," said
Mi:s Mat+;. with a distressed look in
You can save a few
Long run, or good se
always know it until
Mr. "EARLY BIRDS" M
her eyes. "I want you to go, and I
want her to go, so at last I bethought
me how could I help you both. So
I went into Jones' and bought ten
dozen cakes of soap and put half the
coupons in for you and half for her."
When the cheeks begin to glow
with cold it is time for stoves tr
glow with heat.
Herb W. Edwards Injured.
Herb W. Edwards of Des Moines,
Iowa, got a fall on an icy walk last
winter, spraining his wrist and bruis
ing his knees. "The next day," he
says, "they were so sore and stiff I
was afraid I would have to stay in bed,
but I rubbed them well with Cham
berlain's Pain Balm and after a few
applications all soreness had disap
peared." For sale by Smith Drng Co.,
Pelham & Son, W. G. Mayes and
Prosperity Drug Co.
"We's got a dandy college yell
"What is it?"
"We give four Russion batleships.
a siss-boom-ah, and then two Japa
The Exact Thing Required For
"As a certain purgative and stomach
purifier Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets seem to be the exact
thing required, strong enough and safe
for children and without that terrible
griping so common to most purga
tives," say R. S. Webster & Co.,
Jdora, Ontario. Canada. For sale by
Smith Drug Co., Pelham & Son, W. G.
ayes and Prosperity Drug Co.
Pearls Increase in Value.
Owing to the increased demand,
rather than a diminished supply, the
value of pearls on the Persian Gulf
has risen greatly in recent years, a
price of $1o,0oo for a rosary of fault
less pearls not being considered ex
cessive at present.
Just The Thing For Weak, Pale
Columbia, S. C., November 2, 1903.
Dear Sirs: I have been giving.Dr
James' Iron Blood and Liver Tonic to
my little daughter. She was pale and
weak, and had no appetite. She has
been benefitted by your tonic a great
deal; and is much stronger, eats well,
and looks healthier. I cheerfully rec
ommend Iron Blood and Liver Tonic as
a splendid medicine.
J. J. HANDCOCK,
No 19 S. Sumter St.
For sale by all druggists.
Publicity Bureau Missed.
Ohio State Journal.
A clerical friend of Mr. Charles
M. Schwab says few know the multi
plicity of the good works of that no
ble man. There does appear to be
considerable popular ignorance on
this score since Mr. Schwab aban
doned a literary career.
When you want a pleasant physic
try Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. They are easy to take and
produce no griping or other unpleasant
effect. Sold by Smith Drug Co., Pel
ham & Son, W. G. Mayes and Pros
perity Drug Co.
Notice is hereby given that the
books of registration of the Town of
Neberry, S. C., are now open, and
the undersigned as Supervisor of Reg
istration for said town, will keep said
books open every day from 9 a. in.,
until 5 p. m. (Sundays excepted), in
cluding the 1st day of December, 1904.
T. 0. Stewart,
Supervisor of Registration.
September 5, 1904
4t T and F.
I BUY A CARK
dollars by buying a "Cl
nse in the Short run. \A
afterwards. We have
ill be best served. Full
Wabash passenger trains from the
Union station in St. Louis to the fair
grounds are made up of cars designed
so that they may be converted into
standard furniture cars after the ex
A European inventor has converted
the spokes of an automobile into
whistles, which are operated by the
air action. The whistles are controll
ed by a series of small rubber balls
in connection with the seat, their re
lease opening the valve in the spokes
and producing a peculiar whistling
noise easily heard above the sound
The Best Medicine I Have Ever Used
Columbia, S. C., November 10,1903.
Gentlemen: I have suffered a long
time from chronic liver complaint and
find that Dr. James' Iron Blood and
Liver Tonic gave me more relief than
anything I have ever used. I recom
mend it to all who suffer from consti
pation. Yours truly,
J. S. SHEHAND.
For sale by all druggists.
No woman can wear a fiew dress
without in some way advertising itb
The Best All-Around Tonic-Can't
Columbia, S. C, November 5, 1903.
Gentlemen: I have taken one bottle
of Iron Blood and Liver Tonic, and I
have just bought the second bottle, It
has done me a great deal of good; I am
stronger and feel better in every way,
my appetite is good, and I digest my
food. As an all-around tonic Dr. James'
Iron Blood and Liver Tonic can't be
beat.Yours. B. TAYLOR,
Columbia, S. C.
For sale by all druggists.
*.. ..WE SELL....
PIANOS - AND - ORGANS +
* and Lots of Them. g
WE SELL THE BEST MAKES
Our prices are about ten+
+ per cent. under Northern prices *
Every Piano or Organ we
+ sell is fully warranted by the *
+ maers,and backed up byus
Wie us at once for cataloge
* prices and terms.#
+ I100Es JUSIC IIOUSE +
*91~41COLUMBIA, S. C.
WAREHOUSE COMPANY OF
Columbia, S. C.,
STORE COTTON IN
houses and to
Proper Cash AMvances
if you desire to
hold your cotton
details will be
if you address
Columbia. S. C.
IAGE, BUGGY 01
ieap John" vehicle, but it
re save you money on vel
a full line of the Lates
line of Whips and Winter
Are my long suit.
except bad ones.
* stamp and an indell
+ ing linen for 40 ce
* other good things.
* 1334 Main Street,
Lime, - Cemet
Terra Cotta Pipe, Roofi
Car Lots, S
Carolina Portland Cement Co
Southern Lime a
Building Material of all
Habit, Habit, K
cureA by Keeley Institutc
13:9 Lady St. (or 0. Box 75,)Columbia. S. C.
There is no ne
Lungs out, wh
te of Murray'4
lien and Tar.
A few doses of this Household
lief. A positive cure for Influe
Throat. Anti-Spasmodic in Cr
THE MURRAY DRU4
Is the place to save money. E
ready to buy your brand, brand n
to be selling at The Smith Co., or
know you and you all know themr
money by trading with them.
We have just put in a nice stol
and Notions. No old stock <
around the door for the last twer
all bright and new, which we will:
We will continue to carry our
We are selling full Cream Chet
Four boxes Star Lye for 25 cer
Two pounds Keg Soda for 5 ct:
U. M. C. Loaded Shells 40c. p
We carry a large line!o
sorts of ammunition.
We have the largest an
ing and Smoking Tobac<
the leading brands. in fe
you need, as we have
Not those mentio
but a fresh lot jus
Try our Pinac]
isn't economy in the
hicles, but you do not
t Styles, and all the
I make any kind
I furnish a new+
ible pad for mark
nts. I have some
Columbia, S. C.
mail Lots. Write
- Charleston, S. C.
nd, Cement Co.
)N, S. C.
kinds. High Grade
arette _ _ All Drug aud TobaccO
of South Carolina.
Confidental correispondence solicited.
ed of wearing your
n you can get a bot
; Horehound, Mul
emedy will give immediate re
za, Bronchitis and Diseasses of
o come along and get you
w goods, for they are going
the Mittle corner. They all
t, so you can and will save
k of Shoes, Dry Goods
f stuff that has been thrown
ty years, no old stuff at all,
sell as cheap as the cheatest.
nice and selected stock of
se at 1 5c. per pound.
f Guns, Shells and all
d nicest line of Chew
o in Newberry-all of
ct we carry anythin
i full line of genera
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