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Catarrh of the
For many years it has been supposed that
Catarrh of the Stomach caused indigestion
--~and dyspepsia, but the truth is exactly the 1
opposite~. Indigestion causes catarrh. Re- I
peated attacks of indigestion inflames theF
mucous memibrares -lining the stomach andB
exposes the nerves cf.tbe stomach, thus caus
ing the glands to secrete mucin instead of
the juices of natural digestion. This is
called Catarrh of the Stomach.
Koe Dyspepsia Cure C
reli'ves all inflammnnation of the mucous
mrembranes lining the stomach, protects the
nerves, and cures bad breath, sour risings, a
sense of fullness after eating, Indigestion,
dyspepsia and all stomach troubles.
Kodol Digests What You Eat
Make the Stomach Sweet.
Bottles only. Reeula s!ze. $1.00. holding 2% times
the trial aeze which cells for 50 cents.
Prepared by E. C. DeWITT & CO., Chicage. Ill.
The R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
Money to Loan.
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CAPITAL, 8Z5,000. 0
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MANNING. S. C.1
MhAeNo. G . 4 .
Rring yor Jle Wnrk io ThM Timie~ *fioal
sursavarilla "'FMoors Them."
"Of all the drinks asked for at this
unter," said the soda water clerk,
hose doctored up with sarsaparilla
e most frequently mispronounced.
t one person in ten speaks that word
rrectly. Most people call it either
tsaprilla' or 'sasaprella.' -
"Even people who know how to spell
e word don't seem to be able to twist
cir tongues around the combination
svllables and make 'sarsaparilla' out
theni. They may be able to pro
unce words much harder without a
unmer, but 'sarsaparilla' floors them
cry timc."-New York Times.
A Creature From the Fire.
Aristotie believed that some crea
res were capable of supporting life
'en though confined to the devouring
?ment. He says: "In Cyprus, when
e manufacturers of chalcitis (lime)
irn it many days in the fire, a winged
eature something larger than a great
r is seen emerging from the stone
id leaping and walking about In the
-e. These creatures perish immedi
ely upon being removed from the fur
Getting Around It.
"Thomas. you have disobeyed your
"No, I didn't, ma."
"Yes, you did. Have you not been
"Didn't I hear her say to you not tc
"Oh. she didn't tell us that. She only
.me out and said, 'Boys, I wouldn'1
> swimmin',' and I shouldn't thini
te would, an old rheumatic womar
tO her. But she didn't say anything
>out our goin' swimmig."
Some years ago we remember meet
: at the door of a secondhand book
iop an excited Irishman. He had
st bought the "Irish Melodies" for e
illing, when he turned round on th(
kseller and burst out, "But I couk
11 ye for selling these immortal gem
uggies, Wagons, Road
carts and Carriiages
With Neatness and Despatch
2. A. WHITE'S
[ repair Stoves, Pumps and run watei
es, or I will put down a new Puma
[f you need any soldering done, give
M horse is lame. Why? B3ecause]
I ~not have it shod by R4. A. White
e man that puits on such neat shoei
d makes horses travel with so nmc
re Make Them Look New.
We are making a specialty of re
inting old Buggies, Carriages. Roac
rts and Wagons cheap.
some and see mec. My prices wil.
aase ou, and I guarantee all of my
hop on corner below R2. M. Dean's.
MANNING. S. C.
FIRE. LIFE. ACCIDENT &
A FULL LINE OF SAMPLES.
eady-Made Suits, Mlackin
toshes and Rain Coats.
- J. L. WILSON.
ir the best Repair Work on Wagons
iggies, Carts, etc.
orseshoeing a Specialty.
You can get an allround' job of first
tss work on Horseshoeing for 80 cts.
See me and get your work done first
tss and cheap.
Manning, S. C.
GIVE US A TRIAL.
ortwestern R. R. of S. C.
TIME 'T&DE No. 7,
In effect Sunday, Jan. 15, 1902.
Between Sunter and Camden.
Mixed-Daily except Sunday.
69. No. 71. No 70. No. 68.
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25 9 45 L~e.. Siumter . .Ar 9 00 5 4f
27 9 47 N. W. Junetai 8 58 5 42
47 10 07 . ..Dalzeil.. . 8 25 5 12
05 10 17 . . .Borden... 8 00 4 of
25 10 35 . . lenmberts.. 7 40 41 42
35 10 40 .. E]ree .. 7 30 4 36
50 i1 05 .' Ry -Juneta~ 7 10 4 2i
00 11 15 Ar. .(noden. .1U 70' 0 ii
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MP31 MA M PXI
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uthn i. Northboun d.
73. Daily excep t Sun da~y No. 72
M Stations. I' M
00 Le... Sutr......r 11 45
03 ... N W Junction.... 31 4'!
30 ... Packsville........ 10 45
05 ........iver..........10 20.
.... Millard .. .. .,,* 10 0
00.... Su ierton...... 9 25
45 ......D avis........... 0C
45 Ar.. ilson's Mills. Lc.L S 31
Dietwe.en Millard and St. Paul.
Dal except SundayO.
thbnud. Northboun d.
>. 73. No. 75. No. 72. No. 74.
'M A M1 Stations A 31 P M1
15 9 30 iLe Millard Ar 10 00 4 4(
20 '. 409 A r St. Paul L~e 9 50 4 S(
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't*YiO. itW TI \U . - re aie.e
It Has Perhaps the Finest Site F or et
City In the World.
Constantinople looks much better
from the water than it does when view
ed ashore. The tourist who touches at
the port, remains on board and sees the
city only from the sea retains an en
tirely different impression from that of
him who goes ashore. Seen from the
water, Constantinople is very beauti
ful. Seen from the shore. it is the
apothcosis of everything that Is 1ilthy
and foul. I do not say that it is un
worthy of a visit, but I do say that he
who stays on, board will take avay
much more picturesque impression.
The site of Constantinople is ideal.
There is probably no finer site for a
city in the world. It is situate on the
Bosporus, between the Mediterranean
and the Black seas. It lies between Eu
rope and Asia, for Scutari is part of
Constantinople, and Scutati is on the
Asiatic shore. It is cut off by natural
boundaries into municipal divisions,
for the Golden Horn divides Stamboul.
the Mohammedan. from Galata. the
Christian. city. So the Dosporas di
vides Scutari, the Asiatic. from Con
stantinople, the European, city; yet all
of these places make one great city
under the general name of Constanti
nople. And this great city Is guarded
also by nature. It has thie sea of Mar
mora close at hand, with fortifications
at either end of this great water high
way, rendering the city inassailable
by sea. It has a peninsular -nnforma
tien which also renders It, properly for
tifIed, impregnable by land as well as
by sea. It is as if San Francisco were
to have batteries of heavy artillery all
around her water front, from India
basin to the presidlo, from the presidio
to Lake Merced and then across the
neck of the peninsula from Lake Mer
ced to India basin. With all these fac
tors in its favor no wonder that Con
stantinople has always been looked
upon as an Ideal site for a city. That
so many races should have battled over
Byzantium for so many hundreds of
years Is not surprising.-Argonaut.
Row to Jodge a Woman by the
Shape of Her Mdouth.
"I judge a man by his eyes, but a wo
man always by her lips," said Benja
min Franklin. And no man ever read
people more correctly.
Queen Elizabeth once refused to en
gage a waiting woman who came with
every possible recommendation, "be
cause," she said, "the woman is a tale
bearer. Do you not see the downward
dip of her lip? I will none of her."
"In choosing a wife let her be a wo
man whose lips do not droop at the
corners," advises a Persian sage. "If
a woman' s lips droop her husband's life
will be a perpetual mourning time.
Nor yet should they curve too much up
ward, for that denotes. frivolity."
Select for a wife one whose lips are
straight, not thin.
When the curve or arch Is lacking
and the lip overhangs, not loosely, but
well defined and firm, the owner is gen
tle and ready to liease.
The mouth of sagacity is large and
always well closed, with the line of the
,lips firmly defined.
The witty mouth is thin lipped and
so polished and smooth that light
glances across it The color is fine scar
let. The possessor of such a mouth
will say clever, scintillating things,
sacrificing her best friend for the sake
of an epigram.
Coquettish lips are sharply defined,
with a deep pressure under the nose
and the corners inclined upward. Here
lie laughter and fun and lov-e or mu
sie, flowers and animals. The smile is:
sympathetic, ne-ver tragic. Love of rid
icule will be strong, but not In a mali
cous vein. If the corners dimple deep
ly the lips are quick at repartee.-EX
Map making has kept pace with the
progress of other arts, though its steps
are not so loud and are heard oftenest
In the schoolroom. It is really an art
to make a map and has always been
so. From the time of the earliest
crude affairs to the elaborate and ex
act pictures of today a great degree of
skill has always been- necessary to
give a perfected representation. Map
making is now at the height of its ex
cellence and popularity. The man with
land to cultivate, houses to build or
-land to sell must have everything set
down on his map for reference. No
body thinks of traveling any great dis
tance without consulting a map. In
deed it is almost.- impossible to escane
it, for the obliging ticket agent thrusts
It into one's hand with thoughtful
kindness, mindful of the advertise
ment within the pages as well as of the
convenience of the tourist. Maps are
so common nowy that there are no more
little boys who think the soil of one
state is green, another brown, another
red, because tuat is the way it is col
ored In the geography.-Worcester Spy.
A City of Root Gardens.
The majority of the houses in Buenos
Ayres have but one story, whose flat
roof serves all the purposes of Yankee
lawns and dooryards. While the pa
tios are frequently utilized as dining
and sitting rooms, It is the universal
custom to promenade in the cool of the
day on the house tops, to sit there at
morning and evening enjoying the re
freshing breezes, extensive views and
varied panorama in the street below.
The children find their favorite play
ground on the roof. There the nurses
bring their infant charges, the seam
stress her sewing and the maid her
mistress' bedraggled finery to put in
order again. The clothes are dried and
aired and ironed atop, and during the
"heated term" of this dewless latitude
thousands bring up their beds and
sleep with the starry sky for a counter
is Master Stroke.
"George Ferguson," said his wife,
looking with crushing scorn at the
gaudy rug he had bought at a special
sale, "I wonder if ever In ycur life you
knew a good bargain whea you saw
The case was critical. Mr. Ferguson
saw that something bold anad decisive
must be done, and his mind worked
"Why, yes, Laura," he said. "When
I wanted a wife I picked out the
nicest, sweetest little woman In the
whole world, and I got the best bar
gain any man ever got There, there,
When a man is determined to rise In
the world, It Is better not to interfere
with him too much. If his purpose Is
right, he will be a dangerous wrestler.
The highest shot tower In the world
Is In Villach, Austria. Bullets from the)
upper level fall 249 feet
The dead stars probably out number
the living st:irs b'y many. It may be,
milins to one.
RUN BY MOUSE POWER.
i Thrifty Scotcmizan's Scheme For
Operatfn= Ills 'r::read Mills.
Thrift Is g-;nerally acknowledged to
>e one of the leading characteri stics of
.he na.tive of Fifeshire, and it never
vas more forcibly excipliiled than in
he person of David Hutton, a native
>f Dunfermline, who actually proved
*.at even mice, those aekznowledged
ecsts of maukind, could be made not
)nly to earn their own living, but also
:o yield a respectable income to their
About the year 1820 this gentleman
itually erected a small. mill at Dun
.rmline for the manufacture of thread
-a mill worked entirely by mice. It
was while visiting Perth prison In
LS12 that Mr. hutton first conceived
his remarkable Idea of utilizing mouse
ower. In an old pamphlet of the
ime, "The Curiosity Colfee Room," he
aye an account of the way in which
:he idea dawned on him. "In the sum
mer of the year 1812," he wrote, "I
ad occasion to be in Perth, and when
nspecting the toys and trinkets that
were manufactured by the French pris
ners In the depot there my attention
was Involuntarily attrazted by a little
toy house, with a wheel in the gable
f It that was running rapidly round,
mpelled by the insignificant gravity of
i common house mouse. For 1 shil
Ling I purchased house, mouse and
wheel. Inclosing it In a handkerchief,
>n my journey homeward I was com
elled to contemplate Its favorite
imusement. But how to apply half
)unce power, which is the weight of a
mouse, to a useful purpose was the
lifculty. At length the manufactur
ng of sewing thread seemed the most
Mr. Hutton had one mouse that ran
Lhe amazing distance of eighteen miles
i day, but he proved that an ordinary
mouse could run ten and a half miles
)n an average. A halfpennys worth
>f oatmeal was sutelcient for its sup
port for thIrty-five days, during which
Lt ran 73G hall' miles. He had actually
two mice constantly employed in the
making of sewing thread for more than
i year. The mouse thread mill was
so constructed that the common house
mouse was enabled to make atonement
to society for past offenses by twist
ing, twining and reeling from 100 to
1200 threads a day, Sundays not except
d. To perform this task the little
pedestrian had to run ten and a half
miles, and this journey it performed
with ease every day. A halfpenny's
wrth of oatmeal served one of these
thread mill culprits for the long period
>f five weeks. In that time it made
3,350 threads of 'twenty-five inches, and
is a penny was paid to w6men for ev
ry hank made in the ordinary way
the mouse at that rate earned nine
pence every six weeks, just one far
thing a day, or 7s. Gd. a year.
Taking sixpence off for board and
llowing 1 shilling for machinery, there
was a .clear yearly profit from each
mouse of G shillings. Mr. Hutton firm
ly intended to apply for the loan of the
?mpty cathedral in Dunfermline, which
would have held, he calculated, 10,000
mouse mills, sufficient room being left
for keepers and some hundreds of
spectators. Death, however, overtook
the nventor before this marvelous
project could be -carried out.-Edin
A surprised Duke.
Just after the late Duke of Rich
mond and Gordon received the latter
half of his title-he was created Duke
of Gordon in January, 1870-he was
sent to this country as president of the
ritish commission to our centennial
exposition. While in this country he
heard of a certain picture owned by .a
ountry woman in which he thought
he might be interested, and so wrote
to her, using the official stationery of
the commission and sIgning himself, as
i peer does, simply by the names of his
title, "Richmond and Gordon."
Much to his surprise and a good deal
to his disgust-for he had precise Ideas
as to his dignity as a duke-the letter
which he received in answer to his was
addressed, "Messrs. Richmond & Gor
on," and began, "Gentlemen!"
At the Sociable.
Mr. Sliptongue-I have not met your
wife. Is she here this everning?
Mr. Hansome-Yes, but just at this
moment she is engaged over there at
Mr. Sliptongue (with airected enthu
siasm)-Ah, I see! She is that goddess
ike beauty who Is playing an accom
paniment for the mountain of flesh
who s singing.
Mr. Hansome (stifiy)--My wife does
aot play; she sings.-L.ondon Telegraph.
"Lillian is not sure that she loves
Walter. Sometimes she thinks she
Soes. and at other times she's con
rinced she doesn't."
"And yet she Is goIng to marry him?"
"Oh, yes, that's all settled."
"But If she is not sure she loves him
why doesn't she break the engage
"Because she Is twenty-seven."-Kanlf
ss City Journal.
F'iing the Blame.
"The trouble ain't with the farm,"
said the old man. "If the farm didn't
have to do anything but support Itself.
It could be made to pay. but it don't
seem to be able to carry the burden of
us livin' on It, so I reckon we're to
Losing an Opportunity.
"The curtain goes up at 8:15, so we'll
be just In time."
"But if we have a box It really seems
shame to be so punctual."-Brooklynl
Some people want you to give them
everything for nothing, Including your
life, your liberty (your labor) and your
pursuit of happiness.-Schoolmater.
rs tlo AThe Kind You Have Al ways Bought
A Model Cook.
"Have you a good cook?"
"Splendid!" exclaimed the bride.
"Why, when I want to experiment
with a new cookbook she takes the'
blame for all the failures and lets mec
bave the credit for all the successes"
May-Did Clara's husband leave her
much when he died?
Belle-He left enough to make he:'
~omfortable,.but not enough to get her
Art .is,he'WOr of..iman under the
utanceand'inspi'itionl ~of 'a mightier
-epab he Kind Yuu Have Always Bought
AN OLDUi ) REli dEL.
IT CAME FROM LISBON AND HANGS
IN A NANTUCKET CHURCH.
The Story of Its Purchase by Captaian
Clasby and its 'Tr:-5portation to
This Country-A Very Good Clock
and a Very Fine Ik11.
Beneath the outlook in a Nantucket
church is the belfry, in vich swings
tha -old Spanish bell." Kaowing that
this is now a Unitarian church, the vis
itor will be surprised to see a Catholic
cross ou the bell. If he could read Por
tuguese and had not previously ac
quainted hinself with tile history of
the bell he would be still nore sur
prised at the inscription on It. The
translation of this inscription Is as fol
lows: "To the Good Jesus of the Moun
tain the devctees of Lisbon direct their
prayers, offerIng Him one complete set
of six bells, to call the people to adore
him in his sanctuary. Jose Domingos
Dacosta has made it in Lisbon in the
year 1510." Of course the bell must
have an interesting history to account
for this inscription. That history is
briefly as follows:
A plague was raging in Lisbon and
certain people in that city prayed to
the Virgin Mary for the cessation of
the plague and vowed to place a set of
six bells in the Church of the Good
Jesus of the Mountain if their prayers
were heard. "The Mountain" is the
name of a certain district in the city
of Lisbon in which there is a very ven
erable church called as above. Shortly
after this the plague ceased, and, ac
cepting this as the answer to their
prayers, these devotees of Lisbon pro
ceeded to fulfill their vows. The work
of casting these six bells was Intrusted
to Jose Domingos Dacosta, the best
bell founder in- Lisbon.
The six bells had been cast, the mas
ter's labors had been crowned with
success, when Captain Clasby of the
Nantucket whaling fleet chanced to
visit Lisbon. He had long wished to
buy a bell for use in his native town.
In company with Captain Cary he
visited the bell foundry of Jose Do
mingos Dacosia. Captain Cary, it
seems, was a connoisseur in bells. Da
costa applied the lever to one bell after
another as he struck each to ascertain
its peculiar tone or tone quality, but
each time Captain Cary -said. "That
will not do."
At last Dacosta raised and struck
the bell whose history we are describ
ing. Captain Cary was delighted with
the result. "Ah, Clasby," he said,
"you need look no further. That's the
bell you want. She is a beauty. She
sounds on B."
"Well, sir," remarked Dacosta, "we
consider that to be the finest bell that
we have in our foundry."
At first Dacosta demurred and could
not see his way 'clear to sellIng the
bell, since it belonged to the set of
chimes designed for the Church of the
Good Jesus of the Mountain and was
appropriately inscribed and all, but
Captain Clasby would have no other.
Finally Dacosta decided, since the bell
had not yet been conscrated and since
he could east another to take its place,
that It would be all right to spil.
So Captain Clasby bought the bell,
and it was brought to Nantucket by
Captain Cary, whose vessel was going
home first. In Lisbon, just before he
set sail, Captain Cary heard of the dec
laration of war with Great Britain,
for it was now the year 1812. On the
way over they were spoken by a Brit
ish sloop of war. Fortunately the Brit
isher had been at sea for some time
and had not yet heard of the declara
tion or war. "The commander asked
Captin Cary the news, but Captain
Cary says he took especial pains not
to tell all he knew. If he had told, our
precious bell would probably never
have seen Nantucket. It might now be
either at the bottom of the sea or it
might be swinging in the tower of
some English church.
The bell was landed in Nantucket
and placed in the store cellar of Sam
uel Cary, where It remained until 1815,
when it was purchased and placed in
the tower where it now hangs. About
$500 was given for the bell-the society
paid about $350 and the rest was raised
Iby subscription. Even some Friends
Ior Quakers subscribed.
After the bell had been in use a little
while the agents of the historic Old
South church in Boston heard of it, and
they sent a letter to the agents of the
South church in Nantucket, saying that
they had a very good clock In their
tower, but no bell; that they had heard
that the South church in Nantucket
had a very fine bell, and they would
like to know for how much the bell
could be bought.
The Nantucketers replied that th'ey
Ihad a very fine bell In their tower, but
no clock; that they had heard that the
Old South church had a very fine tower
clock, and that they would like to
know the price of the clock.
The agents offered to pay $1 a pound
for the bell. Since the bell weighs
1,575 pounds, this would have made
the price $1,575, making a net profit of
$1,075 above the price paid for the bell
and $1,223 above the amount contrib
uted by the society. It seems that the
old Nantucketers must have had some
sentiment after all and were not purely
mercantile In their spirit.
- If the Nantucketers had agreed to
sell, as they might have done, our bell
would probably be hanging in the his
toric tower of Old South church In
Boston today. That might have been
a great honor for the bell, but it would
have been a great deprivation for Nan
tucket. Moreover, it would now be
spending Its time in elegant leisure in
stead of being a very useful bell where
It Is. The history of this bell is like a
veritable parable of human life. The
possibilities which occur in the history
of the bell remind us of the possibilities
which abound In every life. - Cor.
Our Small Country.
One brother is a rich merchant In the
Straits Settlements, on the Malay pen
insula. The other brother was the
cook In a cheap restaurant on South
The merchant sent to the, cook a
draft for sufficient money to pay his
expenses out to Asia, and the cook
gave up his job and has started for
his brother's home. The interesting
thing about the whole incident is the
letter written by the wealthy mer
chant which accompanied the draft.
In the first place, the draft was made
payable in New York.
"I send you the money in a draft
payable in New York," wrote the
brother from faroff' Asia. "You can
go over and get it cashed there. On
the way I wish you would stop at Tex
as and see Brother Thomas. I haven't
heard from him for two years now,
and I'd like to know how he's getting
Bear ti Te KndYou Ham Alwm ays uht
ODDY RyCK FORMATIONS.
Two Queer Freaks of Nature on the
Island of St. Helena.
There are -it least two queer freaks
Of laturc on the island of St Helena
or rather four, for one of them is a
group of three Sgures-known the
world over as the "Devil's Nose" and
"Lot and His Daughters." Any o-e
who is able to study the island as It is
and not run wild over the Napoleonic
legends which have clustered about
that "seabound rock" since the days
when the "Little Corporal" was hoiuid
there in his living grave will find ntch
that will repay for investigation, time
The queerest of the natural forma
tions are the oddities above alluded to.
The first of these imitative forms is a
rocky promontory which has been
known by names which signify Old
Nick's nazal projection since May 22,
1502, when Juan Castella and his men
sighted the island just in time to see
the devil disappear beneath the waves
in the best harbor, leaving his nose as
a reminder of what might happen
should the venturesome Spaniard seek
to take possession of his Satanic maj
esty's favorite haunts.
"Lot and His Daughters" are three
conical rocks which can only be con
jured into representing a man and two
women by a strong play of the imag
ination. According 146o the views of
some writers they are weather worn
statues of colossal size, probably the
work of some aborigines of the island.
Their gigantic size, however, would
seem to preclude this idea. When or
by whom they were dubbed "Lot and
His Daughters" no authority has ven
tured to say.
American Drums Excel.
"Ever know that Americans were the
greatest drum makers in the world?"
said a man in the business. "Fact.
Not only do they make the most drums,
but they make the finest drums too.
And there's a great deal more to the
manufacture of a drum than you would
think. Of course the cheap variety
doesn't amount to anything. They're
simply toys. There is just as much
difference in drums as in any other
musical instrument, though most peo
pie wouldn't think so. The drums re
quired in orchestra and band work
have a certain sharpness of tone, while
those used in corps and military work
must have a duller tone, and the drum
must not be so sensitive to the touch.
"And how many parts do you think
a well made drum consists of? Wrong.
It has 248 pieces, not including sticks
hooks and belt. Everything must be of
first quality, too, for a drum must have
tone first of all, and It must be con
structed to withstand rough usage.
Great business is drum making and in
Mess System on Board a Man-of-war.
The messing system on board a big
man-of-war is as complex and complete
as the table service of a big hotel. The
modern war ship, with its five or six
hundred persons on board, must be a
floating hotel and storehouse In itself.
Every vessel of the navy is required by
the regulations governing the navy to
have a general inessing system-,; The
enlisted men on ship are divided into
squads of about twenty each, forming
a mess. Chief petty officers and offi
cers' servants are not included in this
division. Every mess has one or two
petty officers at Its table, who fare like
the men. Every mess has its special
mess man, who brings the food from the
galley and serves It at the table. It is
also the mess man's duty to see that the
mess table and mess gear are clean and
In order. The messes on board ship are
under the direct supervision of the com
missary department, which Is under
the control of the pay officers.-Gunl
WISDOM OF NOVELiSTS.
Adam Invented all the different ways
in which a young man can make a fool
of hmself.--G. H. Lorimer.
The man who overestimates the fool
ishness of others is himself the biggest
fool concerned.--Seton Merriman.
Tell the truth, live openly and stick
to your friends-that's the whole of the
best morality in the world-Sarah
Every wrong brings with it its own
punishment. It may be added that it
frequently leaves it at the wrong house.
With good luck one can accomplish
anything, but good luck is just one of
the things that cannot be arranged for,
even by the cleverest people.-Frank
Really beautiful things can't go out.
They may disappear for a little while,
but they must come back. It's only the
ugly things that stay out after they've
had their day.-W. D. Howells.
Slow in forming. swift in acting;
slow in making. swift in working; slow
to the summit, swift down the other
slope; it Is the way of nature and the
way of the human mind.-- Anthony
Why do people with immortal souls
spend their lives in leaving - tiny ob
longs of pasteboard on other peCople
with immortal souls whom they scarce
ly know and dont care a straw about?
WHi Make You sleep.
An alcohol rub- at bedtime will go
far toward breakIng up insomnia. Let
the rubber begin with the forehead and
temples of the sleepless one, paying
particular attention to the spine and
back of the neck. Rub the alcohol
enty but firmly into the body, work
ing gradually down to the feet, and
probably the patient will fall asleep
before the rubbIng is completed.' One
night or even one week of rubbIng
would not be likely to bring back per
manent habits of sound. healthy slum
ber, but each night there is a gain to
ward the normal equilibrium of the
nerves, and a month of alcohol rubs
should put one in a position to do with
out external helps of any kind.-Bos
The Ambitious Climber.
The Guide-Well, here we are on the
peak at last.
The Tourist--Oh, guide, do you mean
to say we can get no higher? Don't say
that I can ascend no further.
The Guide-Well, you can climb up
this alpenstock if you want to. It's sev
en feet long.-Chicago Tribune.
Hecr Preference In Game.
"Does your daughter play Mozart?"
iquired the young man with gold
"I think she does," answered Mrs.
Cumrox affably. "But I think she pre
fers whst."-Washington Star.
As Most Cats Get Them.
Elsie-I don't believe that story
about "Puss In Boots." _How could a
cat have seven league boots?
Rlobbie-Maybe a giant threw 'em at
him one night.-Phladelphia Press.
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