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ODD SCENES IN CHURCH.
Dr. Rainsford Tells of Preaching
Sermon Under Difficulties.
In "A Preacher's St-rv of His
Work" Dr. Rainsford tells of some
strang,_ Interruptious he encountered
while preachin1"g one of his cariiCsL
sermons in the English cathedral
twn of Norwich.
Dr. Rainsford was in the middEc of
his sermon when he chanced to look
down from the high pulpit to where
n a large box-like pew. screened
from the congregation by a curtain,
much to the preacher's surprise one
-of the men in the choir put his arm
around a girl, drew her head down on
his shoulder and then looked up at
Dr. Rainsford and winked.
The preacher stopped his sermon,
walked down out of the pulpit and
told the rector the members of the
choir were acting outrageously. The
recfor walked to the pew. drew the
-curtain down with a jerk and expos
ed the spooning couple to the view of
Then Dr. Rainsford resumed his
sermon. A minute later he chanced
to look down the main aisle, and
-there walking in solemn procession,
-were a hen and a dozen chicks. To
crownit all, when the sexton tried co
drire them out he was so drunk he
felf right on top of the hen. An then
from his place the old rector cried
"Cet her alone, John; she is doing
Town Didn't Care.
While the engine was 'taking water
the passenger with the imposing
watch chain and eye glass strolled
out on the platform and looked with
interest about him.
"By Jove!" he said to the solitary
native who was sitting on a flour
barrel, "this village looks just exact
ly as it did when I moved away from
here. I don't believe it has changed
-a paritcle in all that time."
"I reckon not, mister," said the sol
itary native, biting off a chew of *co
'bacco, "your goin' away don't seeni
to have made much difference to the
-durned old town."
Just a Ruse.
Miss Oakley was serving tea in her
studio one afternoon when the word
4'ruse" came up. Every one had some
episode about an old and successful
-rs to narrate. Miss Oakley said:
"I, too, recall a ruse that succeed
'cd wonderfully, an unexpected and
original ruse that a friend of mine
"~My friend, a Philadelphia woman,
had recently ior a visitor an elderly
inucde from the country. He was a
:good old man. an intelligent and sen
bible' old man, but his table manners
were not-ahem-up to the mark.
"My friend could not think of tak
ing her unce to task about his table
-manners; if she had it would have
'broken the poor old gentleman's
'heart. Tnstead of taking him to task
she employed a ruse upon him. Her
ruse, which was qluite successful, cul
minated like this:
" 'Mary,' says the uncle at dinner,
this here knife of mine tastes soapy.'
"'Very well, uncle. You shall have
"The secoad knife comes. The un
-Je, with a grimace, again remarks:
"'Soapy, too, Mary. just like the
iirst knife was.'
-"My friend frowned.
"'It's too bad, uncle,' she said. 'But
city servants are so careless. Try
eating with your fork. Maybe that's
Racing With a Train.
Representative Clayton tells the
following story of a Georgia moun
taineer who had never seen "the
Wishing to verify the tales of won
dtr lhe had heard, the Georgian made
his way on foot to the nearest rail
wvar station to behold the marvel. It
appears.. that, arriving somewhat
ahead of the time scheduled for the
passing of the next train, the morn>
taineer tarried impnatiently near th"
tracks, so that the thing might not
steal by him unawares.
The time hanging heavily on his
hands, he started down the tracks, tc
*meet the train just as it wvas rounding
- cur.- Turning about, the Geor
the State. F
gian ran along the track as if for his
The engineer tooted the whistle
and the brakes were applied. This
gave the mountaineer time to reach
the station ahead of the train.
"You fool!" shouted some one to
him. "Why didn't you cut across?"
"Cut across?" indignantly repeated
the Georgia man. "That would have
been a fine thing to do, wouldn't it?
Why, if I had struck the plowed
ground the blamed thing certainly
would have caught me!"
A Hard-Luck Story.
"I have just heard a real hard-luck
story from one of my constituents,"
said Judge Barilett of Georgia to the
Houston Chronicle man. "There has
been considerable snow in Georgia
and my constituent, who lives in a
prohibition counry, was going to a
dance. He had to drive fifteen miles.
He sent to an adjoining county for
a quart of whiskey. On the night of
the dance he decided to save the
whiskey until the long, cold drive
I "Before he went into the house he
looked around for a place to hide his
treasure. He saw a pile of brush
nearby, and going over to it took the
precious quart and pushed it under
the brush. In about one second he
heard a muffled splash. He had tried
to hide, perhaps, the only quart of
whiskey in the county in an abandon
J. D. Runyan, of Butlerville, 0., laid
fu symptoms, oin tiofn d bili
ousness, to Dr. King's New Life Pills.
He says: ''They are a perfect remc dy,
for dizziness, sour stomach, headache,
constipation, etc." Guarajted at W.
E. Pelham & Son's drug %tere; price
The Duke Bids Higher.
An American millionaire, staying
t Hamburg. once gave the head
waiter at one of the hotels 100
marks to place him next to an Eng
lish duke at dinner. Next day he
f~undl himself at the other end of the
-Didn't I give vou." he remon
strated. "a hundred marks to sit as
near as possible to the duke?"
"Yes, sir," replied the waiter. "but
the duke he gave me 2oo marks to put
v as far awvay as possible."
Afraid of Strong Medicines.
Many people suffer for years from
Irheumatie pains, and prefer to _d.o so
rather than take the strong medicines
usually given for rheumatism. not
koigthat quick relief from pai:1
'may be had simply by app~ying Chain
berlain's Pain Balm and without taking
any medicine internally. For sale by
Smith Drug Co., Pelham & Son, W. G.
Mayes and Prosperity Drug Co.
NOTICE OF SALE.
All of the personal property of the
late M. L. Kinard, includng house
hold and kichen furniture and farm
implements, buggy and wagon, to be
sold Feb 1o. at 1o o'clock at the resi
dence of the deceased. Terms of
WVilbur W.T Kinard.
NOTCE FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice i.s hereby given that I will
miake a Innai settleme:n on the estate
f D avid 1 . F:almer. deceased. on
''dlne'day. M\arch I. 10. inl the
Y'ralate Counrt. and will immediately
thtreatr apply for letters dismis
or as Administrator of said David
Thomas J. Fulmer,.
resh Car Loa
es and terms
Her First Railway Trip.
An old lady on her first railway
trip noticed the bell cord overhead
and turning to a boy she pointed to
the cord and he said:
"That marm," with a mischievous,1
twinkle in his eyes, "is to ring the
bell when you want anything to
Shortly afterward the old lady
reached her umbrella up co the cord
and gave it a vigorous pu". The
whistle sounded, the brakes put on,
the train began to slacken its speed,
windows were thrown up, que-sions
asked and confusion reigned among
the passengers. The old lady sat
calmly through it all litEle dreaming
that -she was the cause of the excite
Presently the conductor came
rushing through the train and asked:
"Who pulled the bell?"
"I did," replied the old lady,
"Well, what do you want?" snap
ned Llie official, impatiently.
"Well," said the old lady, medita
tively, "you may bring me some ham
sandwiches and a cup of tea, if you
Get the incubator ready if you want
an early crop of broilers.
Charred corn should be given to the
fowls occasionally. It aids digescion.
Don't overcrowd the pullet pens if
you want them to be profitable win
ter egg producers.
As the pullets approach the egg
producing period be careful not to
have them too fat.
Cabbage, turnips and potatoes cuc
very small, cooked and mixed with a
mash food make a fine addition to
the winter mash for laying hens.
He who has no vision of eternity
will never get a true hold of time.
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
Wakeield. Large Type or Charlestot.
Wakeield. 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
bask ets. $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.
NEW Yl AR.N-- EW 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
ied Us at the Old Stand, and Confi
dently Trust that the Patronage Will
J. W. W HIT E.
9 SENT FREE:o all
Dr., Woolly s users of morphine,
mEN mm large book: of pc
ticulars on hiome or
mient. Address, Dr.
AND B. M. WOOLLEY,
Whiskey Cure ld.Bt,Gori
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 geta bot
tle of Murray's Horehound, Mul
lien and Tar.
A few 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.,
coluuambiad 0- a
W ait sabyt- Haret Habits
Cured by Keeley Institute of South Carolina.
39 dy t. (or 0. Box 75,)Coluinbia, s. C. Cc ofidental correispondence solicited.
Southern Lime and Cement Co.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Building Material of all kinds. High Grade
Write for Prices.
Cabbage Plants & Sea Island Cotton Seed.
Cabbage Plante, for sale. and new rea.iv for (eliver. Eaarly ties .keidehd road
hamede, 'oSucessOf, auusa Trucker" ai d Short mthe t Fat Dutch" the three
he t flat-head vairieties and head iu rotation as named re s sig th oruo,an sen c.; .00 aD
p iCoastdwe i rnu rig the in th p e an r toug ad hard the will stad
seere l without inny at s t e for hpment we ih2 lbs. r pi a nt. hav spcan
bow hater fothan rir.eran .ear gcdn ts. No chea cuit rate" plants shippe ro my farm.
chase fao two th f tht Ihopt relal ste houes in the Unitd States. I will refund purchase
Ch eveian v 'o:np -9Pe.t You eVarieti. an~d -ati-.ied Customners. I have been ini the
nt usines for thity-ie ~ear-r.
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 esired. Pl ants arrive at your Fxpress
Office in good condition.
WRITE FOR MERCH ANTS' PRICES.
forbshipen of TomwatPlPatS aIsiand Cotton Seed and Sweetord
tato Draws should he booked in advance.
Jas Ry Gray,Enterprise, S. C. Eoxpres Offie.s.
DR. JAMES' IRON BL OOD4
The only Iron Tonic which does not constipate
E ncm m tbi LIVER TONIC
hesitate, but comunence g hsgreat cm
pound at once.
For sale by