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Castor Oil Comes as Pretty Little
Brown and Black Beans.
Upon going into a pharmacy and
lookihg over the mysterious jars and
bottles and boxes that line the shelves
did you ever wonder where on earth
all of the drugs came from and how
they appeared,before they were ground
up and made into oils or dried or pul
verized or crystallized into queer
shaped lumps? Each jar and box
seems to hide some secret which you
Immediately become curious to solve.
How many different lands do they rep
resent? And, after they leave the jars
that hold them now, what are they
Who, for example, would connect a
great pile of dry, thin twigs, neatly
tied into small bundles, with sarsa
parilla? These twigs are the creep
Ing roots and rootlets of a prickly
shrub that grows in Jamaica. and they
are worth from 10 to 50 cents a pound.
Somewhat similar in appearance is
Ipecacuanha, which also comes to us
in dry twigs, which are part of the
trailing root of a plant found in the
damp forests of Brazil.
These roots receive no preparation
save drying before they ars shipped off
to tihe United States. They are packed
in large sacks, and the workmen who
open the bales must beware of breath
ing the pungent, Irritating dust given
off, which is productive of unpleasant'
results if incautiously inhaled.
Castor oil, too, is hard to recognize
in the pretty little brown beans, spot
ted with black and with polished skins.
that arrive in bags from India. They
look far too attractive to suggest the
much hated dose of our early days.
Aloes, the base of many nauseous
medicines, may be seen in its crude
form as a solid mass resembling brown
sealing wax, packed in heavy woodin
boxes, from which It is chipped c
in flakes with a chisel and hammer.
It is of different qualities and prices,
.according to whether it comes from
Arabia, Socotra or the West Indies,
-and may bring any sum from $4 to
$45 per hundreweight. Aloes is the
juice of the big fleshy leaves of the
plant of that name. This juice is
pressed or evaporated from the leaves
and poured into chests or kegs in a
semifluid state, hardening presently
into a solid block. Not infrequently It
Is inclosed in the dry skins of mon
keys and in this strange form brought
One of the most interesting of drugs
Is opium, both on account of Its aw
ful potency and by reason of its great
value. A case of opium, about 225
pounds, Is worth $400 roughly. The
case is of rough deal lizied with tin
and contains a number of soft, dark
lumps, like large handfuls of dough
packed very closely together in a
oduantity of dry, chaffy seeds.
The opium which reaches America
Is of two qualities, one for medicine,
the other for smoking, and comes from
Persia and Asia MInor. China and In
dia-St. Louis Republic.
MONEY OF THE RICH.
Of More Use Foolishly Spent Than
Hoarded or Lying Idle.
A great reservoir of water undistrib
uted leaves men and women to perish
of thirst and growing crops to parch
and die. So also vaults bulging with
stagnant money leave men and women
to perish in abject poverty and ripened
crops to rot within the fields and or
chards that grew them. Therefore
what happens to the dollars of the
millionaire is a question of the first
Those of us w'ho believe In praying
for material blessings will do well to
pray long and earnestly that rich wo
men will never cease to buy $100 hats'
and $1,000 gowns, with diamonds and
other jewels to match; that they will
continue to give balls and teas and en
'tertainments of the most expensive
kind; that they will be recklessly ex
travagant in gewgaws and folderols of
r .every description, because It will be
-good for us who depend upon an in
come drawn from the multitude of op
- -erations involved in producing. mer
chandising and transporting all those
*gewgaws and other gimcracks that go
- -to keep extravagance at a high pitch.
Let us hope that rich men's sons will
-continue to spend their fathers' money
as foolishly as they are reputed to do
-not because it will be good for them.
* but because it will be good to have the
money poured into the wage earner's
Let us doubly hope that the rich men
may be prospered in their money get
ting, because they will not let it 1i'e
idle. Whatever their wives and chil
dren do not spend they put into stocks
.and bonds and thereby turn it inlto the
wage earner's money channels. Let us
be thankful, too, that neither the dol
tars of the rich nor the dollars of the
poor are of any value save as they
go into the wage channels of active
circulation.-F. W. Hewes in Harper's
"I kept my husband on a string five
years before I consented to marry
"Why so long?"
"Well, you see, I waited until I could
see his way clear financially !"-Lippin
Force of Habit.
Nell--I'm afraid Mr. Guzzler had too
much drink at the dinner last night.
Belle--What makes you think so?
Nell-When the charlotte russe wras
served he tried to blow the froth ofT.
THE USEFUL PIG.
A Colored Woman's Story of a Trade
and Its Results.
A colored woman was being exam
Ined at a conference at Tuskegee. "Do
the people in your community own
homes?" came the query from Mr.
"I think's they's fixing to own 'em,
"But do they own them?"
"A heap of times you can't jest tell,
sah. But they's holding 'em down."
"Do you own your home?"
"Yes, sah, I do," proudly. "And I
can tell you jest how I got it. I
swapped a puppy dog for it."
"Tell us about it."
"Well, it was this way. When I
started I didn't have anything at all
but jest a little yaller puppy dog.
"I took the dog over to my brother
In-law's. He had eight little bits of
pigs, oh, jest so little, and I swapped
the puppy with him for one of the
pigs. It was sech a little pig that it
didn't look like tt would lve, but I
nursed it good, and I prayed to the
Lord to make that little pig come for
'ard to do me good, and the pig lived
"The first year I turned her out, and
when she came back in the fall she
brought me seven little pigs with her.
That was my start. I've never had to
buy any meat since. This winter I've
killed three hogs, and I've got another
at home now ready to kill. rve got
forty acres of land now, all paid for,
and a house, and It al come from that
one little puppy."
"Do you hear that," exclaimed Mr.
Washington. "you men? Some of
you'd better go back home and swap
your dogs for pigs!" - Philadelphia
THE GREAT PYRAMID.
It Illustrates the Wonderful Ability of
the Ancient Egyptians.
The cost of the labor and material
necessary to duplicate the great pyra
mid of Gizeh at the present time would
amount to considerably more than
$50,000,000, according to a paper read 1
before the Society of Engineers in
New York city by E. S. Wheeler, says
the American Architect. The cost of
the material alone is estimated at $48,
This structure, one of the wonders of
the world, is founded on solid rock at
a depth of about 120 feet below the
surface level and rises to a height of
454 feet. Its base covers an area of
almost fifteen acres.
Mr. Wheeler's scheme for the repro
uction of this pyramid contemplates
first the setting of a base of cone,rete.
This would represent about 2,000,000
cubic yards of material and would
ost at least $10,000,000. The estimate
for the superstructure is about $38,
000,000, and it would contain 3,313,000'
ubic yards of backing stone and 140,
000 cubic yards of facing stone. Mr.
Wheeler's estimate of labor is 24,000,
These figures are cited to show the
great engineering skill of the Egyp
tians and the fact that no task in con
struction appeared to be too large for
a people whose extant monuments
showed their patience and ability to
overcome obstacles that would daunt
even the modern engineer. 1
Old New England graveyards are
not the only ones which contain curi
ous epitaphs. The old time dweller of ]
Maine who "died of a falling tree," as
tiis headstone asserts, had a fellow in
misfortune in faroff Austria, as is
shown by W. A. Baillie-Grohmnan's
"The Tyrol and the Tyrolese."
A wooden slab, painted with the rep
resentation of a prostrate tree under
which lies a man in spread eagle atti
tude, bears testimony to the violent
death of "Johann Lemberger, aged1
fifty-two and three-quarters years.
This upright and virtuous youth was
squashed by a falling tree."
The record of Michael Gerstner is
even more succinct and convincing.
He "climbed up, fell down and was'
A horse is so constructed by nature!
that he has no desire to do anything
which will injure his health. He!
walks around whatever is not good
for him and without a struggle. But
man is so constructed that.whatever is
not good for him he wants to do. He
eats too much, and he eats too fast.
He drinks while eating~ and there is
nothing proper that he .oes without
an effort. Why this distinc'tionl in fa
vor of a horse? It may be said that
a horse has only.instinct, while a man
has reason, which he should use. It
is a pity that man was not given more
instinct and less reason.-Atchison
"If you were called upon to deal with
a hysterical person," asked the examin
er at the emergency class, "whiat would.
"I'd amputate his funny hone," said~
the student with a turn for surgery
and humor.-Youlth's Companion.
The Invincible Britons. I
Smith-The British, I believe, rare
ly make mention of our Revolution.
Jones-No, but I understand they oc
casionally refer to it as a conflict in
which some British colonists defeated
a force of Hessians.-Lonldon Tatler.
Loving hearts are like poor folks
they are contented with whatever is
Removes all odors caused by perspiral
you feel comfortable instead of experiei
irritation and smarting that follows th
Lavadura is the world's most successi
Makes any water cleanse anything better
Perfectly harmless-wonderfully helpft
Ask for it at Grocers and L
Lavadura Chemical Co., Savar
The kind of drouth that is being felt
er these United States will be pro
luctive of good crops of every de
There was a kid napping in Colum
)us yesterday. We saw it. Bless its
ittle heart. But this is no unusual
currence in Columhu. and we make
io fuss .about it.--Cahunbus iuIjuir
ature Gives Timely Warnings That
No Newberry Citizen Can Af
ford to Ignore.
DANGER SIGNAL NO. 1 comes
om the kidney secretions. They will
yrn you when the kidneys are sick.
ell kidneys exerete a clear, amber
iid. Sick kidneys send out a thin,
le and foamy, or *a thick, red, ill
~mling urine, full of sediment and
:egular of passage.
DANGER SIGNAL NO. 2 comes
om the back. Back pains dull and
avy, or sharp and acute, tell you of
;k kidneys and warn you of the ap
oaeh of dropsy, !diabetes and
igh t's disease. Doa n's Kidney Pills
re sick kidneys and eure them per
anently. Here's Newberry proof:
Mrs. Anna Leopard, Mill Coin
ny's House, Newberry, S. C., says:
[I used Doan 's Kidney Pills and they
roed of the greatest benefit to me.
was subject to attacks of backacibe
'ich kept me in misery. The kid
ey secretions were also unnatur'al
nd plainly gave proof that my kid
-ys were out of order. Hearing
oan's Kidney Pills 'highly recomn
ended, I obtained a box at W. E.
lham & Son 's drug store and since
sing them I lhave not been bothered
bachache or any other kidney dis
For sale by all dealers. Priee 50
nts. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
aw York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name-Doan 's
nd take no other.
N ORDINANCE ORDERING SPE
CIAL ELECTION IN TOWN OF
NEWBERRY FOR THE PUR
POSE OF ISSUING BONDS TO
THE AMOUNT or FORTY
THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE
PURPOSE OF IMPROVING AND
EXTENDING THE SEWERAGE
AND WATERWORKS OF THE
TOWN OF NEWBERRY.
Whereas a petition has been pre
ented to the Mayor and Aldermen of
e Town of Newberry, S. C., in the
words following, to wit:
" The undersigned freeholders of
e Town of Newberry respectfully
etition your honorable body to order
nelection on the question of issuing
oupon bonds to the amount of Forty
housand Dollars, payable forty
ears after date, and bearing interest
t a. rate not exceeding five per cent
xr annum, payable annually, or semi
aually, for the purpose of improv
g and extending the sewerage and
waterworks of the Town of Newber
Whereas it appears by affidavit of
olin L. Buzhardt, clerk and treasurer
)fthe said town, that said petition is
sined by a majority of the freehold
rs of the Town of Newberry, S. C.,
s hown by its tax books; and
Whereas. Section 202. Vol. 1, of the
Code of Laws of South Carolina,
of a Bath
Try a little Lavadura in
the water for your next bath
and see how much cleaner
and softer and fresher your
body feels afterwards. Hard
water, you know, is not suit
able for bathing. To make
it right you should use
ion and "sweetens" the skin so that e
icing the feeling of
e use of hard water.
easier and quicker.
A. Try it.
uggists In 5 cent and
nah. Ga. 10 cent Packages
VINOL CURES CHRONIC COUGHS,
COLDS AN BRONCHITIS
After Other Remedies Fail
"I have been troubled with a chronic
cold and bronchitis for a long timb
and have tried many remedies without
finding relief. Through the kind sug
gestion of a friend I tried Vinol, and
after taking four bottles, am entirely
cured." A. H. Wilde, 733-8th Avenue,
S. McDonald, 147 W. Congress
St. Paul, 'Minn., writes: "I con
tracted a severe cold last winter and
thought I would never get rid of it. I
tried Vinol as a last resort, and it has
completely cured me."
Vinol combines two world-famed
tonics, the healing, medicinal proper
ties of cod liver oil and tonic Iron, de
liciously palatable and agreeable to the
weakest stomach. For this reason,
Vinol is unexcelled as a strength
builder for old people, delicate chil
dren, weak and run-down persons, af
ter sickness and for Chronic Coughs,
Colds and Bronchitis.
VINOL IS SOLD IN NEWBERRY
BY W. E. PETHA M & SON
1902, declares that it shall be the
duty of the municipal officers of any
incorporated city or town of this
state, upon a petition of the majority
of the freeholders of said city or
town, as shown by .th~e tax books, to
order a special election in any such
city or town for the purpose of is
suing -bonds for any corporate pur
pose set forth in said petition:
Now, therefore, Be It Ordained by
the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town
of Newberry, in ,the -State of South
Carolina, in council, assembled, and
by authority of the same, that a spec
ial election be, and the same is here
by ordered, held at Council Chambers
in said town, the polls to be opened
at 8 o 'clock a. m. and to be closed at
6 o 'clock p. in., on May 18, 1909, for
the purpose of submitting to the elec
tors of said town who are duly quali
fied for voting under the constitution
and laws of the state of South
Carolina the question whether said
bonds shall be issued (according .to
law) as prayed for in said petition.
Those voting at said election who
favor the issue of said bonds shall
cast a ballot upon which shl' be
printed or written the words ''For
the Issue of Bonds,'' and those who
oppose .the issue of said bonds shall
cast a ballot upon which shall be
printed or written the words
'Against the Issue of Bonds.''
The following named persons are
hereby appointed managers of said
eeto:F. M. Lindsay, A. C. Welch
and J. H. (Taillard.
Provided that any vacancy that
may occur in the board or managers
may hereafter be filled by appoint
ment to be made by the Mayor, or
acting Mayor as the ease may be.
Public notice of said election to be
given by the publication of this or
dinance once a week for three con
secutive weeks in the Newberry Her
ald and News and the Newberry Ob
server, two newspapers published in
Done and ratified under the cor
porate -seal of said town this 20th
day of April, 1909.
J. J. Langford,
Attest: Olin L. Buzhardt,
C. & T. T. C. N.
great institution t.- carry.
In my judgment, Dr. Mell is over
loaded and cannot measure up to the
responsibilities that have been laid
upon him, and I am not quite sure if
one or two of the faculty ought not
to do t.he same thing. for the sake of
peace and prosperity in Clemson
College. Coke D. Mann.
West Union, S. C., April 23.
SPEECH FOR THE YOUNGEST
BAND OF HOPE BOY.
"I don't drink, I don't smoke,
No sir, and I'll never:
I am temperance through and
Now, henceforth, forever.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
The School Board of Newberry
Graded Schools will on May 6th hold
annual election for the following po
Ote Superintendent of the Schools
at salary of $1,500 a year.
High School Department.
One male Principal at salary of
$90.00 per month. Two teachers at
salary of $60 per month. .
Grammar School and Primary De
Nine teachers at salary of $50 per
Hoge School (Colored).
One Principal at salary of $45 per
month. Four teachers at salary of
$30 per month.
No application will be considered
unless said applicant shall hold a first
grade certificate or diploma from
some institution recognized by the
State Board of Education.
J. M. DAVIS,
INCOME TAX RETURNS.
All persons liable to an income tax
are hereby notified that the time for
making returns of such incomes has
been extended to May 1. After that
date the penalty of fifty per cent.
must attach upon all who have then
failed or refused to taake such re
Under instruetions from the comp
troller general, who is required under
the sfAtute laws of this State to trans
mit instructions as to the provisions
of the tax -laws, I am directed "In
case any person refuses or fails to
file or swear to said returns to pro
ceed to assess the amount of their
income upon information and belief
and add thereto a phaalty of fifty per
cent., and charge the aggregate upon
the tax duplicate.'' Blanks for mak
ing these returns may be had upon
application and those liable to this
tax will please secure blanks and
make returns before May 1.
Eug. S. Werts,
STATE or SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
IN PROBATE COURT.
E. A. Griffin, as Administrator of
the Estate of Ben Dember, deceased,
and in his own right, Plaintiff,
Mary Dember, Lawson Dember,
Henry Dember, British & American
Mortgage Company, Limited, E. A.
Griffin and B. F. Griffin, partners
doing business under the firm name
of- E. A. Griffin & Company, and
Ewart-Perry Company, Defendants.
It is ordered, That all and singular
the creditors of t'he estate of Ben
Dember, deceased, be and they are
hereby required t orender in and es
hereby required to rnder in and es
in the above stated case, on or be
fore the 20th day of May, 1909; and
that all and singular the said credi
tors be enjoined and restrained from
enforcing their demands elsewhere
than in the above entitled action.
F. M. Schumpert,
Judge Probate for Newberry Co.
The Road to Success
has many obstructions, but none so
desperate as poor health. Success
today demands health, but Electric
Bitters is the greatest health builder
the world has ever known. It com
pels perfect action of stomach, liver,
kidneys, bowels, purifies :and enriches
he biood. and tones and invigorates
the whole system. Yigorous body and
:een brain follow their use. You can't
aford to slight Electric Bitters if
eak. run-down or sickly. Only 50e.
Guaranreed by W. E. Pelham & Son,
Newberry, S. C.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that I wil]
make a final settlement of the estate
of William C. Tyree, deceased, on
May 17,. 1909, in the Probate Court
for Newberry County, S. C., and will
immediately threreafter apply to said
Court for a final diseharge as Admin
itratr of the personal estate of said
J. P. Tyree,
Adonr. &e., of Win. C. Tyree, deed.
April 14th, 1909.
The Wily Oriental
Appreciates Our Shirts, not
that he can wear them, but for
the fact that they are so su
perbly made of Ithe Finest
Materials that they will with
stand the treatment he puts
them through when he washes
Are not only perfectly made of
perfect materials but the"'pat
terns of those materials are the
most exclusive and up-to-date
you could wish.
$1.00 and More.
0 0 PS
o o' a =
03 0. tv -0
Quick! Mr. Druggist-Quick!-A
box of Bucklen's Arnica Salvf
Here's a quarter-For the love of
Moses, -hurry! Baby's burned him
self, terribly-Johnnie cut his foot
with the axe-Mamie's scalded-Pa
-can't walk from piles-Billie has
boils-and my corns ache. She got it
and soon cured all the family. Its,
the greatest healer on earth. Sold
by W. E. Pelham & Son, Newberry,
Some good square Pianos from $45 to $75.
Some good used Organs from $25 to $45
Should the purchasers of these istrument
desire to exchange them in a few years fat
anew piano, we will allow their market
value as a credit on the new pianos.
Write at once for particulars, as bargains
Malone's Music House,
"The Home of Good Instruments'
cOLUMBIA, S. c.
To Louis'ville, Kentucky, and Return
Via Southern Railway.
Account Southiern Baptist conven-4
tion the Southern Railway announees
very low round trip rates to Louis
ville, Ky. from all points. Tickets
will be sold May 10, 11, 12 and 13,
1909, limited for return leaying Louis
vil.le not later than midnight of May
Round trip .rates from principal
stations as follows:
Abbeville .... .... .......$15.85
Aiken .... .... ........ .. 18.70 '
Anderson .. .... .... .....15.85. .
Batesburg .... .........17.95
Blackaburg .... .... .... ...14.95
Blackville .. .... .... .....18.40
Branehiville .. .... .......19.00
Charleston .. .... .... .....20.80
Chester .. .... .. ...... .. 15.85
Columbia .... .... .... ...16.90
Gaff ney .... .... .... .....14.80*
Greenville.. .... .... .....15.10
Greenwood .... .... .... ...15.85
Lancaster .. . ..... . ......17.05
Newberry .... ...... .....16.30
Orangeburg .. .... .......18.40
Prosperity .. .... .... .....16.45
Rock Hill .... .... .... .. 15.85
Spartanburg .... .... .....14.20
Sumter .... .... .... .....18.25
Union.. .... .... .......14.95
fiorkville .... .... .... ...15.85
For tickets, detailed information.
etc., apply to Souehtrn Railway tick
et agents or address,
J. C. Lusk,
Division Passenger Agent,
Charleston, S. C.
J. L. Meek,
Asst. Gen. Passenger Agt.
A styp to-dyni.
Has cured itch magically for others
in Newb'erry and will cure for you.
For sale at'
Mayves' Drug Store.