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THE CIRC TLAR HOUSE.
Shape Prays Upon Mnds of Occu
pants and Many of Them
The Minot Ledge Light is famed
for th, number of men who have
gane craz% in :t, and for that reason it
is an object of interest to students of
mental discnes. It is, as everybody
knows, a piece of engineering of the
hghest order, being in that resptct
onty second to the famous Eddystone
trdy second to the famous Eddystone
Light. More than a year was con
s*med in gettng a foundation for it.
and so high P.ie the tides and so tar
rific the storm! that the entrancce.
the 'igh is mo-e than forty feet abcve
Tht n, on( ..oo ve ... other, com -
the five rooms occupied by the keep
ers and used fo.r storage purposes,
and then the watch room, and finally
the lantern. The tower being circu
lar and space greatly in demand,
naturally everything, is made to coit
f9rm, so that no room shall be lost.
Even the beds on which the men
sleep ate curved, the tables against
the walls are circular and the bench
es are half-moons. Everything is
tn this light house there have been
at least five well marked cases of in
sanify, and others in which madness
has been suspected and the men rc
Neged from duty. Experts in mental
diseases who have made a study of
conditions at the Minot Ledge Light
attribute the unusual prevelence of
itsanity there to its peculiar form of
structure. There is no point, they
say, on which the eye may rest, so
it fravels round and round in a mad
They, therefore, suggest that some
ieans be devised for filling the curv
es and producing corners and angles.
In support of their theory they cite
instances of men who have lost their
mental balance during long confine
ment in cricular prisons, but have
quickly regained it on being ransfer
red to an ordinary room of corners
Baron Trenck spent much of his
time in prison making marks and cor
,vers to break the circularity of his
sturroundigs and keep his reason from
slipping away on the mad whirl of
enci~rcling walls. Casanova, an Ital
ian engineer, who was imprisoned in
a round tower, gives much the same
testimony. He says he felt great
mental relief on being moved to an
ordinary square room.
As it is well nigh impossible to
make much change in he form of the
structure of the Minot Ledge Light
House the number of men in charge
of it has bten ncreased to nyve, in or
der that they may have frequent
leaves from duty and take turss go
ing ashore for a visit to family and
and friends. This system has result
ed inl a decrease in the number of
cases of melancholia and more ser
ious mental disorders.
In fact, but for the frequent changes
made in the service by shifting men
from one station to another the num
ber of cases of this sort everywhere
woulid be much greater than it is.
In some cases a man is kept in a
place for only a few months, and then
sent to some less isolated station for
To give the mein something to think
of other than their loneliness, and to,
* occupy the long hours during whichI
they have nothing to do, circulating
libraries of fifty books each are pro
vided. The books are carefully se-I
lected and changed every three
* months when the inspector makes
his visit. In the collection are biog
raphy, history, t.avel, fiction, poetry,
*illustrated magazines and in some
cases newspapers. Also medicine
* chests are provided for relief in
cases of sickness and careful direc
tions given for the use of their con
Despite the dangers and hardships1
of lighthouse life there are many ap
plicants for positions in them. When
ever a vacancy occurs in the service
there is always a number of men to
select from. And yet the pay is very
small. In fact, the law provides that
the average compensation given keep
ers shall not exceed $100 a year.
Probably the best paid keeper in the
service isthe man at Hell Gate, who
gets $1,200 a year.
A man who cannot explain his ideas
is usually the dupe of his imagination
in thinkring he has any.-Bulwer.
the State. F
Fox Killed by a Rooster.
When once an animal's temper has
I)ccome thoroughly aroused, it is
strange how utterly regardless it be
comes of the strength and ability of
the object of its anger.
At Compton Pauncefote, in Somer
setshire, ~England, a fox was killed
in a poultry yard by an infuriated
cock. It appears that the fox made
a raid on the young chicks, and after
killing saveral belonging to certain
hens, turned its attention to the brood
of another. This conduct, however,
the plucky cock would not permit
without a struggle, and, rushing at
the fox, it was fortunate enough to
pierce it in the eye with its spur with
such force that the spur penetrated
right into the fox's brain, becoming
so securely fixed that the victor could
not remove it without the assistance
of a farm laborer, who had been an
interested spectator of the contest
between the ill-assorted pair.
Pretty Customs of Japan.
Japanese ladies are like the French
in their love of social intercourse and
conversation. They pay fewer visits
but stay infinitely longer, always two
or three hours and sometimes a whole
day. They are received by the maid,
who places a large silk cushion for
them to rest upon, and much time is
spent in detailed inquiries concerning
each other's family. There is no spe
cial visiting day in Japan. They visit
when ther fancy takes them, and they
never go empty handed to a friend's
house. The gifts are usually fruit or
lowers or perhaps a fresh fish, and
whatever they take is always dainti
ly wrapped in a little box of paper or
A widow's spirits are like cham
pagne, mostly bubbles.
Most men can say their prayers
backwards as easily as they can for
Joy ndi happiness oftimes
n mothers hearts are bronght to dwell
Because 'TEETKIN~A" brought the bloom
P) baby's cheeks and r ade it well.
Anodynes only soothe a:.d lull to sles p.
TEETHINA" cures the child. Regulates the
bowels a d saves the parents many sleepless
nights ot care and anxie'y.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLE-:
MENT AND DISCHARG.E I
Notice is herQy given that the un
drsignled will on the tenth day of
Februry, 190, in the Probate Court.
make a final settlement in the estatc
of Augustus Boyce. deceased and
will immediately thereafter apply for
Letters Dismissory as Administra
tor of said Estate.
All parties having claims against'
th said Estate will present same
duly attested, to the undersigned or
his Attorneys, Sease and Dominick,
on or before the ninth day of Febru
Tony Boyce, Administrator.
Newberry, S. C., Jan. 19, 1905
Every person, firm, company 01
corporation engaged in any trade,
busness or profession within the lim
its of the Town of Newberry is here
by notified that lincenses for the year
905 are now due and payable. For
failure to comply with Lincense Or
dinance by the 15th of February
next the penalty will be attached and
all delinquent names will be turned
over to the police.
By order of the Town Council of
Newberry, S. C.
Geo. B. Cromer,
Thos. 0. Stewart,
C. & T T. C. N.
resh Car Loa
es and terms
Skates Like a Boy at 8o Years.
Wiliam Hammel, eighty years old,
went skating recently with the rest of
the "boys" at Shiloh, N. J. He wrote
his name on the ice, cut the figure
eight, and then raced a mile with a
much younger man and won. The
venerable skater used the skates he
bought in Philadelphia sixty-seven
From the best tested seeds. Now
ready for shipment, large, strong,
healthy, these plants are grown in
the open air and will stand severe
freeze without injury. Early Jersey
Wakefield, Large Type or Charlestoi.
Wakefield, which are the best known
varieties of early cabbages, also Hen
derson's Succession, the best large,
late and sure header, Augusta Early
Trucker, also a fine type of late va
riety. Neatly packed in light
baskets. $1.50 per i,ooo; for five
thousand or over $1.25 per i,ooo F. 0.
B. express office. Special prices
made on large lots.
Chas. M. Gibson,
Young's Island, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Martha M. Hipp, individually, and
Richard H. Hipp, individually, and
as administratrix and as adminis
trator of David Hipp, deceased,
William David Hatton, Annie E.
Hatton, WV. Creighton Dominick
and Sarah Dominick, Defendants.
By order of the Court herein, I
will sell before the Court House at
Newberry, S. C., on Saleday in Feb
ruary, 1905, within the legal hours of
sale, all that tract, piece or parcel of
land lying and being situate in the
county and state aforesaid, containing
Seventy-One (71) Acres, more or
less, on branch of Grim's creek,
wvaters of Broad river and bounded
by lands of A. A. Bedenbaugh, estate
of F. H. Dominick, Mrs. C. Summers
Terms of sale: One-third of the
purchase money to be paid in cash,
and the balance on a credit of one and
two years, with interest from day of
sale, the credit portion to be secured
by the bond of the purchaser and a
mortgage of the premises sold, with
leave to purchaser to anticipate pay
ments of credit portion in while or*
in part. Purchaser to pay ft>r papers
and recording of same.
H. H. Rikard,
Master's office January 12, 1905.
NEW YEAR.NEW PLACE.
We have Moved into our Handsome
New Store Building on Caldwell
Street, Near the Postoffice, and are
Now Ready to Begin the NEW
YEAR in a NEW WAY.
We Wish to Express our Sincere
Thanks to Those Who Have Patron
ized Us at the Old Stand, and Confi
dently Trust that the Patronage Will
J. W. WHITE.
PAINLESS ru a um
etuarson home or
AN ment. AdrsDr
Whiskey Cure it.&"* Gorga.
Lo be found in this part of
d of Live Stock just re
to suit anybody.
y, S. C.
Are my long suit. I make any kind
except bad ones. I furnish a new
stamp and an indellible pad for mark
ing linen for 40 cents. I have some
other good things. J. WILSON GIBBES, +
Typewriters', Office Supplies, etc.
* 1334 Main Street, Columbia, S. C.
There is no need of wearing your
Lungs out, when you can get a bot
tle of Murray's Horehound, Mul
lien and Tar.
A fv doses of this Household Remedy will give immediate re
lief. A positive cure for Influenza, Bronchitis and Diseasses of
Throat. Anti-Spasmodic in Crup.
THE MURRAY DRUC CC.,
Col1u.mz3bia, S. 0.
Wisey - Morobe -1_ C%ae* - All Drug aud Tobacco
Cured by Keeley Institute of South Carolina.
12 ayS. (or 0. Box 75,)Columbia, S. C. Cc ufidental correispondencee solicited.
Southern Lime and Cement Co.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Building Material of all kinds. High Grade
Write fOr Prices
Cabbage Plants & Sea Island Cotton Seede
are s Lart-y e W k fi l " w ari~ t sahead areties and head in rotation2 s h d r o . l n s t sO
e e costd wieties nd rstadan crateifo aspnmed. wrieSil ho2usrohpands you0 can
buw ratefr proanp trine.I ell gcod plarts. No cheap "cut rate" plants shipped from my fart.
a i aatee thoe tha .i p to 1e trit to type t name d ta w fro h ig grded pur
price to any disatisficd customer at end o . e a t- 1 dCotn odh yeri
My speaty rompec.t ipxetit. rue Varietie.. a:;d SatiJied Customers. I have been in the
Wm" C " EAY ~?& cerp ~ Young'sIsadS
I AVE YOUR HOMEGRO NCABBAGE.
Cabbage Plants, All Varieties.
Prices: 1,000 at $1.50. 5.000 at $1.25 per 1,000. 10,000 at $1 per 1,000.
Shipped C. 0. D. if desired. Plants arrive at your Fxpress
Office in good condition.
WRITE FOR MERCHANTS' PRICES.
Cabbage. Beaus. Sweet Potatoes and Turnips in Season. Orders
f or shipment of Tomato Plants, S a Island Cotton Seed and Sweet Po
tato Draws should be booked in advance.
Jas. Ray Geraty, Enterprise, S. C. vol,' d,.
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