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IMAGE RICHLY CLAD.
Jeweled Figure of the Virgin Sold
For $25,ooo-Discovery of its
Value an Accident.
A curious discovery has just been
made concerning an image of 'the
Virgin in the chapel of the
Colegio de las Vizcainas In the City
One day, in 1732. three Spaniards
while rambling through the city
noticed a number of poor childern
playing in the street, apparently
uncared for and with no school to
attend. This meeting inspired them
to erect at a cost of $6oo.ooo the
great, gloomy red stQne building
occupying an entire block and known
as che Colegio de las Vizcianas, or de
San Ignacio or de la Paz, for girls,
ch -ly orphans. The intention of
the generous trio, natives of Biscay,
was co limit the benfits of the school
to children of Spaniards, but long
ago this was found impracticable.
This ancient institution is conduct
ed under the supervision of some of
the foremost ladies of Mexico, in
cluding the wife of President Diaz.
Recently some of these women re
ceived permission to renovate the
robes of the images in the college
chapel. To do this they unlocked all
the cases, including one of wood and
glass in which a figure of the Virgin
stood for njany years undisturbed.
To their amazement the apparent
ly humbly clad image proved to be
of wood, beautifully and artistically
carved, covered by a sheer of silver
studded with gold and precious
Competent judges say the image
Tepresented originally the Virgin of
the Angels and was later transform
ed into the Virgin of the Conception,
as shown by the mautilation of the
grioup of angel heads on which the
feet rested. At one time there wei c
seven heads and three had bee- sev
ered. A silver crescent, now in twv
pieces, had been nailed over tle head
and face of one of the angels.
The attitude of the body is ex
'tremely hatural and correct, and the
workmanship of the silver tunic and
the veil, hanging in rich folds and
gracefully caught at the waist, is
highly praised by artists. From
crown to base the height is i metre
and 15 centimetres.
The jewels consisted of 192 dia
monds, 342 emeralds, 26 rubies, 1,947
pearls with four stones said to be
hyacinths. Nothwithstanding the
care taken to protect the image after
the discovery of its value, some thief
The manufacturers of Royal
Baking Powder have had 40
years of scientific experience.
Every method of bread-and
cake raising has been exhaus
tively studied in this country and
The result is a perfect prod
uct in Royal Baking Powder.
There is no substitute for it.
The purity and efficiency of
Royal Baking Powder have
been commended by the highest
authorities of the world.
These facts mean two impor
tant things to all housekeepers:
First: that Royal Baking
Powder Is healthful and
makes wholesome food.
Second : that Royal Bak
good to taste.
was able to steal from the case sev
enteen gold chains, one gold and en
erald butterfly and several diamonds
An expert from the Monte de Pie
clad, national pawnsnop, estimated
the value of the figure and decora
tions at $20,000. An offer from a
jeweler of 25,ooo was accepted and
the image sold to him. It is rumored
that the image will be sent to Paris.
The purchase money will be used
in providing for an additionai num
ber of students who, after receiving
an education, desire to remain in the
school instead ( going into the
world. The righ: to this home "Ju
gar de gracia" cae-es only with mar
"Mama" Out of Fashion.
It is no longer proper to teach
your baby to call you "Mama." It
is not even smart to let him say
lamma," or to allow him to use
the dignified title "Mother." It may
be hard to eliminate language, but
if you want to keep up with the pa%
of young matrons who never intend
to grow old or matronly you must
regulate that word to the shelf wheie
now rest such cId-fashioned terms as
"Ma," "Mammy," and 'Granny."
The other day every passenger in
a certain Madison avenue car craned
his neck to see from whence a wee
small voice issued.
"Dearest," said the silvery little
voice, "Dearest, may I kneel up and
look out of the window?"
And then they all caught a glimpse
of a curly-locked girl and her equal
ly curly-locked mother.
"Yes, dearest," replied the mother
sweetly; for she knew that she had
the attention of the entire car.
Another and more original mother,
who scorns to copy the hero of "Lit
tle Lord Fauntleroy," had taught her
baby boy to call her "Darling."
Still another fashior-_'1e mother is
known to herchildrenas-MamaMar
jory," "Sweetheart, "Motherkin" and
"Sweet" are some other endearing
terms that one hears every day in the
It may detract from your digni-ty
to allow the little ones to address
you in this familiar way, but it cer
tainly makes you feel dozens of years
younger and establishes a sort of ion
camaraderie between you and your
baby that makes him or her seem
even more interesting. If this side of
the matter doesn't appeal to you,
the electrical effect which such words
lisped by a baby mouth, have upon
other people may tempt you to go
out of the beaten rut.
History in Tattoo.
There exists in Paris a famous pro
fessor Pere Tible, who, to describe
him in his own words, is an -en
graver tipon human skin." He lives
in the Greville quarter. As a kind
of permanent advertisement he ex
hibits his left arm, on which are "en
graved" in order, all the presidents
of the republic from Thiers to Lou
bet. On the professor's body, it is
stated, is to be found the whole his
tory of France-portraits of Char
lemagne, Henri IV., Joan of Arc,
Louis XIV., Robespierrz, Napoleon,
Gambetta, and others, with escutch
ons, fasces, flag trophies, and sim
ilar ornaments galore.
IDon't blame woman for being
vain: she is only what man made her.
Women Who Tell Their Age.
In Japan no woman is ashamed of
her age, but she tells it out in the
arrangement of her hair, so that all
the world may knowv it.
Between the ages of 9 and 15 girls
wear their hair interlaced with red
crepe in a semi-circle around the
head, the forehead being left free,
with a curl at each side. From 15 till
30 the hair is worn high on the fore
head and gathered at the back into a
butterfly or fan shape, and is decor
ated at the back with silver cord and
peraps with colored balls. After
Ithe age of 30 womien w~ear their tress
es round a tortoise-shell pin.
Different styles of hair dressing.
says WVoman's Life, are affected by
maidens, wives and widows, and a
glance will tell whether, a widow in
tends to remain single faithful 'to the
memory of her late husband or
whether she would like to marry
Back to His Youthful Days.
When Elizabeth Akers Allen
wrote "Backward, turn backward, 0
Time, in thy flight, make me a child
again just for tonight," she did not
forsee the experience of the Penn
sylvania man who was struck on the
head by the branch of a falling tree
and made unconscious for a time.
Vhen he regained his senses he was
a boy again in mind. He now want
to play the same games he played as
a youngster and do the same chores.
Aside from the wound on his head.
which is healing, he is in good physi
cal health. He is of middle age.
The largest toy factory in the world
is in New York, where playthings in
tin, are manufactured literally by the
million. It stands five stories high,
and turns out 1,607 distinct varieties
of tin 'oys. No. i is a tin hore: 1.607.
a t.i menagerie. The output of cir
cular tin whistles is 2,000.000 per an
num. To make a tin horse twelve
inches long dies have to be cast cost
ing $75. The children of different
countries have different tastes, t,u tin
swords are wanted all over the
world, the military instinct being as
universal in the nurseries as in the
Courts and Cabinets of the world.
Easy Reading for Infants.
Extract From Child's Fairy Book.
He proposed, conjointly with his
father and brother to blast the stone
as the most expeditious mode of
gaining access to her arcana, and this
in the open daylight, in order that
any tutelary protection she might be
disposed to extend to her favorice
haunt might, as she was a thing of
darkness and night, be effectually
There are three sorts of men in the
world-three, and no more. And of
women only one. Tere are happy
men and there are knaves and fools.
Hybirds I don't count. And to my
midd knaves and fools are very much
alike.-"Love and Mr. Lewisham."
At a meting of the stockholders of
the Newberry Knitting Mill held on
the ioth day of November 1904, the
board of directors were instructed to
sell the property of the mill, consist
ing of real- estate, buildings and ma
chinery, either at private or public
sale; and if at public sale, to give
three weeks' notice.
Now, the undersigned, a committee
appointed by the board of directors.
will offer for sale at public outcry the
property of the Newberry Knitting
mill, consisting of real estate, build
ings and machinery, at Newberry
Court House, South Carolina, on the
i6th day of February 1905, at twelve
o'clock. Terms of sale cash.
Z. F. Wright
C. E. Summer
B. C. Matthews
ATTENTION, U. C. V'S.
Annual camp dues must be paid at
once in order that we may send same
to the Adjutant 'General who will
apportion the number of delegates to
represent our camp at next annual
meetng at Louisville Ky., according
to the number of veterans paying
their dues. A prompt compliance is
J. WV. Gary,
. L. Schumpert,
Can be had by purchasing your Cab
bage plants from us. They are grown
il the open air and not in a hot house;
they can. -therefore, stand extremely
cold weather without injury.
Our seed was selected from the best
seed houses in the business, and we
are prepared to furnish the best
l)ants to be had.
Prices $1.50 per thousand in lots
less than 5.ooo: $1-:'5 in lots over 5,000
an less than 10,o00, and special prices
on larger orders.
Pants shipped by express C. 0. D..
unless cash accompanies order. Or
ders promptly filled.
SANDERS & LEMACKS,
RTTTER, S. C.
Noted Indian Figter
and war Veteran
Gen. W. F. Melbourne, Famous Indian Fighter and Mexican War
Campaigner, Tells of His Wonderful Cure of Indigestion
and Dyspepsia by Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey.
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GEN.-W. F. MELBOURNE.
"I am an old campaigner, veteran of the war with Mexico, the several campaigns
against the Indians on the frontier, the expedition for the suppression of the Free State
and pro-slavery imbroglio in Kansas, 1856, the Ut ah Expedition (Mormon rebeli.)
1857, and the Civil War. Was also engaged in the late war with Spain.
I enjoyed general good health until some months ago, when I suffered from a
severe attack of stomach trouble, dyspepsia and indigestion. I tried many so-called
'cures' without relief. Upon the recommendation of an old comrade I was induced to
take Duffy's Pare Malt Whiskey and used it right along. My health is now good and
indigestion a memory of the past. I find it invigorating and rejuvenating in a very
marked degree and cordially commend it especially to those getting along in years.'
W. F. MELBOURNE, Sec. Nat. Ass'n Mexican War Veterans. New York, Feb. 9,1904.
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New Year Greeting To All
Christmas is over and lots of our Toys
are gone, but we are ready for the
New Year with a Varieiy of Dainties.
S. B. JONES,
HUDOENS BROS,, LAURENS, S. 0.
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