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AN OPTICAL DELUSION.
To Sailors Brooklyn Bridge Is One
of the World-s Wonders.
One of the world's seven wonders to
the sailor is the Brooklyn bridge. Turk
ish sailors tell of it in the Black sea,
and Finnish whalemen discuss t in the
Arctic ocean. It is not as a wonderful
feat of engineering alone that they re
gard it, but as one of the greatest opti
cal illusions to be met with during a
seafaring career. Nor is it less wonder
ful in this respect to a landsman.
A ship comes in through the Narrows,
a big four masted ship with lofty rig
ging. After all the harbor regulations
have been complied with a tug takes
her in tow. It is announced that she
is going up the East river beyond the
bridge. Then the old sailors who have
been there before get out their pipes
lean over the railings and prepare fo:
a long comfortable smoke.
Not so the strangers, especially for
eigners. As they see the big structur
befo-re them, anticipating official com
I mands, they gather up the necessary
gear for lowering all the tops. One
man starts aloft on each of the foui
"Come down there," shouts the mate
"Get for'd, you men. Let alone thai
The men go for'd, a good deal sur
prised. Meanwhile the ship is fas
approaching the bridge. The speeC
continues the same and the black arcl
is sweeping down. The men anxiousl3
regard the topmasts, then cast appre
hensive glances toward the apparent13
low hanging bridge.
"What is the blame fool skipper try
ing to do?" growls an old English salt
Meanwhile the old timers are leaning
against the bulwarks, smoking and
chuckling. What was once keen anx
iety to them is now a huge joke.
The other sailors are getting bewil
dered. Apparently the bridge wil
strike the foremast just below tho
crosstrees. In alarm they hurry aft, a!
though to appeal to the pilot and thi
officers, but those men are complacent
ly tranquil on the poop.
"Look out! Stand from under!" yell
one sailor. The bridge is apparentl:
about to sweep through the fore rig
ging, when suddenly .it shoots upwart
and curves gracefully over the for4
truck, fifty feet above. In a minute I
is all over. The bridge drops again
It actually seems as if it had beei
raised especially to allow this ship t
pass. To the foreign sailors it seenif
a miracle, and they tell of it for th<
rest of their lives.-New York Press.
PITH AND POINT.
Old saying: Those who can, do; thosi
who can't, teach.
You ladies no doubt have tried msnm
"remedies." Ever find one that was i
When there is talk of a duel both par
ties are very fierce in the hope that thi
other will back out.
We have noticed that the weather I
either too wet, too dry, too cold or toi
warm. It is very seldom just right.
Don't ever grieve to death If you ca1
help It. Such a death is very unsatis
factory to the doctors, as It afford
them nothing to cut out.
When they were married they ha<
two umbrellas and needed only one
Later on. when one umbrella was aJ
they had, they needed two.
We wonder if the author of that say
ing, "It is never too late to mend," wa:
a mother who had to wait till her chil
dren were in bed before she could ge
hold of their clothes?-Atchson GlobE
From the Doctor's View Point.
An odd illustration once given Emer
son, the philosopher, of the fact tha
the laws of disease are as beautiful .a
the laws of health is reported In hi
lecture on "The Comic."
"I was hastening," he say's, "to vlsi
an old and honored friend, who I wa
informed was in a dying conditiox
wen I met his physician, who accosi
ed me in great spirits.
-"'And how is my friend, the reve2
end doctor?' I inquired.
"'Oh, Isaw him this morning. It i
the most correct apoplexy I have eve
seen-face and hands livid, breatin
stertorous, all the symptoms perfect
And he rubbed his hands with delighi
for In the country we cannot find ever;
day a case that agrees with the diagnC
sis of the books."
Some of the Japanese tradesmen I
the smaller towns of Nippon have
curious way of advertising their busi
ness. On their right forearms the;
tattoo figures-the shoemaker a sho4
the woodcutter an ax, the butcher;
cleaver. Underneath these emblems ar
such inscriptions as "I do my wor]
modestly and cheaply," and "I am a
good at my trade as most of my fel
lows."' When they are looking fo
work they bare their arms and wall
about the streets.
The Ruby as a Fruit.
The people of Burma believe tha
the ruby is a kind of fruit which wil
ripen if you give it time. They sa;
that most rubies do not ripen simpl;
because they are not allowed to do 5C
If you want to "ripen" the ruby il
your ring, according to the Burmes
Idea, you must take your ring ani
lay it in the sun for one month with
out disturbing it at all, and at th
end of that time it will be "ripe" an<
good to eat.
Mrs. Egerton Blunt-But why dil
you leave your last place? Applicant
I couldn't stand the way the mistres
and master used to qua~rei, mum. hMre
E. B. (shocked)-Dear me. Did the;
quarrel very much then! Applicant
Yes, mum. When it wasn't me az
'Ima It was me an' 'er."
Stranger-What wonderful tales ol1
Blinks relates! He must have been:
great traveler in his day. Native-H
was never dutside the county in hi
life, but, you see, his mind has wal
dered for years.
Vanity, Nrot Love.
Eleanor-She is very fond of hin
isn't she? Gladys-Well, I don't thinl
she's as fond of him as she is fond o
having people remark that he Is font
Noggs-And a cure for insomni
is- Physician (facetiously)-An ol
fashioned remedy is to count 50(
Noggs-Very good, but our baby can
It is considered that Japanese me
are among the best needleworkers I
the world, their only equals being ti
women of Russia.
A sad Case.
"They are new people?'
"Painfully new. They haven't evel
any old point lace which has beeni
"Just in the nick of time our little
boy was saved" writes Mrs. W. Wat
kins of Pleasant City, Ohio. "Pneu
monia had played sad havoc with him
and a terrible cough set. in besides.
Doctors treated him. but he grew worse
every day. At legth we tried Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consuniptioi, and
our darling was saved. He's now sound
and well." Everybody ought to know,
ft's the only sure cure for Coughs. Colds
and all Lung diseases. Guaranteed by
The R. B. Loryea Drug Store. Price
50c and $100. Trial bottles free.
Pumice stone is a porous feldspathic
scoria from volcanoes. The pores are
linear and so fine as often to be barely
visible except by means of a magnify
ing glass. Its specific gravity is 2.2 to
2.4-water being the unit-but by rea
son of its spongy texture pieces are
often buoyant enough to float on water.
It consists chiefly of silica, with some
times 17 per cent of lumina, t per cent
of soda and 4 per cent of potash. It is
of grayish shades of color, passing into
yellow and brown. The chief source
from which it is obtained for commer
cial purposes is Campo Bianco, one of
the Lipari islands, where it forms a hill
nearly 1,000 feet high. In the arts
pumice is largely employed, mostly in
a pulverized state, as a polishing mate
rial for ivory, wood, glass, marbles, etc.
It is also used in lump for grinding and
smoothing metallic surfaces, leather,
etc., and in the preparation of parch
ments, etc. Quantities of the pulver
Ized.pumice are used In making fancy
"A. meerschaum pipe that would have
brought $25 ten years ago wouldn't
bring more than $10 now," said a to
bacconist. "Meerschaum pipes used to
be fashionable and popular in America,
but they are not much sought for to
I "It isn't strange that the liking for
them should have waned. The meer
schaum is an unsatisfactory pipe at
the best. Drop it and it is irretrievably
broken. Try to color it, and for a
month it tastes like soap.
L "It isn't the meerschaum in one of
these pipes that colors anyway. It is
t a mixture of beeswax and oil that the
carvers rub into the block before they
carve it. You could smoke a pipe of
pure meerschaum all your life, and at
; your death it would be as white as it
had been at your birth. It is the oil
and beeswax-only that-which colors."
Faults In Conversation.
Dean Swift once said: "There are
two faults in conversation which ap
pear very different, yet arise from the
same root and are equally blamable.
I mean an impatience to interrupt oth
ers and the uneasiness of being in
terrupted ourselves. The two chief
ends of conversation are to entertain
and improve those we are among or to
receive those benefits 'ourselves, which
whoever will consider cannot possibly
run into either of those two'errors, be
cause when any man speaketh in coin
pany it is to be supposed he doth it for
his hearers' sake and not his own, so
that commnon discretion will teach us
not to force their attention if they
are not willing to lend it, nor, on the
other side, to interrupt him who is
n possession, because that is In the
grossest manner to give the preference
to our own good sense."
Origin of Vaudeville.
The word "vaudeville," which now
means a play in which songs are intro
duced, is a corruption, of Vaux do Vire,
tthe names of two valleys In Normndy.
A fuller in Tire, in the fifteenth cen
Stury, composed some humorous and
satirical drinking songs, which were
very popular throughout France, under
the name of their native place, "Vaux
do Vire." The terms seem to have
'been corrupted Into voix de yille. A
collection of songs was published at
Lyons In 1561 entitled "Chansons Toix
do VIlle," and another at Parg in 1570
called "Recueil des Plus Belles Chan
sons en Forme des Voix de Ville."
SBoth these publications were probably
Sreprints of the original songs. At any
rate, the name "vaudeville" has in some
way grown out of them.-isoston Globe.
What Our Eyes Do Not See.
Suppose that our eyes were attuned
Ito the vibrations revealed to us by the
bolometer. Instead of seeing the stars
Sthat we now see we sheuld perceive
-those whose light has long been extin
Fguished, whose existence the methods
of modern physics have enabled us to
prove. The sun would appear surround
eed by its corona, changing in form and
position every Instant, and we should
no longer be obliged to wait for total
-eclipses to study this phenomenon. Cur
rrents of hot air would become visible
Slike snow squalls, and the science of
heat would have no more secrets.
The Rod of Aaron.
The "divining rod," also known as
1"wand of Mercury," or "rod of Aaron,"
Is a forked branch, usually of hazel,
Fsometimes of iron or brass and copper,
by which minerals and water are sup
Sposed to be discovered beneath the sur
Sface of the earth. Suspended by the
~.two prongs or between the balls of the
thumbs It Is thought to show by a
Sclear inclination thd spot where a mine
Sor spring is hidden under ground.
Mrs. Noopop-My baby cries all
Inight. I don't know what to do with
-It. Mrs. Knowitt-PI'l tell you what I
Bdid. As soon as our baby commenced
to cry I used to turn on all the gas.
FThat fooled him. He thought it was
-broad daylight and went to sleep.
Mrs. Vernon Greene-Why on earth
Sdon't you get your husband to cut off
Shis whiskers? Mrs. Smifman Perle-I
Bwouldn't have him do It for the world.
SI want him to let them grow and gel
-them all out of his system.
Something In Danger.
"Does the captain say whether we
shall break the record or not?"
S"Yes. He says either the record or
the boiler must go."
God bath yoked to guilt her pale tor
When the quantity of food taken ih
too large or the quality too rich, souw
ssomadhi is likely to follow, and especi
ally so if the digestion has been weak
ened by constipation. Eat slowly and
not too freely of easily digested food.
Masticate the food thoroughly. Lel
five hours elapse between meals, anc
when you feel a fullness and weight it
the region of the stomazh after eating.
take Chamberlain's Stomach and Livei
T ablets and the sourstomachi may bt
aaoided. For sale by The R. B. Lor
Skylarks are rather prolific birds,
having two broods in the year, and
often laying as many as five eggs,
though four is the usual number. The
nest is so difficult to find that it is
practically never discovered except by
accident, as when, for instance, the
hayfields are mown, or what is being
hoed. The bird very seldom nests near
the margin of a field, where it might
be put off its nest by passersby. On
the shores of the North sea skylarks
will nest in the "bents" and "marram"
close to the edge of the sand hills,
though they have to fetch food to their
young from a considerable distance.
"There is always something very pleas
ing in the sight of a lark's nfst. It is
usually sunk in a hollow, and, unlike
the nests of many ground building
birds, is most carefully made, the cup
being deep and perfectly circular, and
lined with very fine grasses, though
the outer part is made of rough, dead
bents, and often of a most irregular
shape in order to fill up the hole in
which it is made.-London Spectator.
Many flowers, natives most of them
of regions where the day is intensely
hot, expand their blossoms at night.
Notable among them is the Victoria
Regia, which opens its splendid calyx
near the Amazon at nightfall and
closes it at dawn.
The queen of- the night blooms for
one night only, and has its home on
the islands of the Caribbean sea. The
triangular cactus, whose flowers are a
foot in length and width, follows the
From Virginia comes the biennial
oenothera, or "night light." which was
brought to England in 1614 because its
twisted red root could be eaten as
Among British night flowers are the
rocket, or night violet, the evening
primrose and the campion. The white
or yellow color and the fragrance of
these flowers of nocturnal habit attract
roving moths, which carry the pollen
and so fertilize the plants.-London
Te Mloody Hand.
The noted English family of the
Holtes has for its badge a bloody hand,
and this sinister badge commemorates
a wager that ended in a crime. Sir
Thomas Holte, one day in 1612, was
hunting. He invited his comrades
home with him to dinner, and as he
rode along he made a heavy bet on his
cook's punctuality. But the cook fail
ed him for once; when he got home din
ner was not ready. The jeers of his
companions at this failure, together
with his huge loss in the matter of the
wager, enraged him so that he ran into
the kitchen, seized a cleaver and split
the cook's head open with it. After
ward his family, to keep this crime
alive, adopted for its crest the bloody
hand of the cook killer.
Two Missouri Towns.
When the presidential struggle be
tween Clay and Jackson was at its
height It is related that a band of emi
grants from Kentucky and the then
other western states commenced to set
te on the north side of the Missouri
river and called their county Clay and
the county seat Liberty.
At the same time another lot .of emi
grants from Virginia and other south
ern states pitched their tents on the
south side of the Big Muddy arnd called
their county Jackson, and t~ge cepital
Independence. And so it Mmains to
this day, Clay. stood for liberty and
Jackson for independence.-Oak Grove
ITailor Takes the Artist to Task.
A well formed, good looking man,
rightly wearing such clothes as any
high class tailor would make for him,
would compare favorably with any
Greek of old, togged in his best. But
neither sculptor nor painter can ma~ke
so pleasing a representat'ion of the man
In close fitting clothes as he can of
the man in flowing robes, not because
the clothes are unhandsome, nor be
cause they are unbecoming to the
wearer. but because the artist pre
sumptuously thinks the tailor who
made the clothes did not know his
business, and does not think it worth
while even to try to represent them
as they are. As he generally repre
sents them on canvas or in stone they
look as little like the sartorial things
of beauty they are as a pallid corpse
looks like a living human being.-Sar
toial Art Journal.
New Britain Currency.
Dewarra, a currency of New Britain,
is an instance of how the spoils of the
chase may be turned to account as the
outward and visible sign of wealth.
Dewarra Is nmade by stringing the
shells of a dog whelk upon the ribs of
palm leaves. These strings may be re
tailed at so much a fathom-usually
the price is equivalent to about three
shillings a fathom length-or they may
be made into various articles of per
sonal adornment to be worn on great
occasions. In New Britain the dewarra
hoarded up by a rich man is produced
at his funeral and divided among his
heirs in much the same kind of way
as personal property is divided among
In French the daisy is called la Mar
guerite. It was the device of Margue
rite of Anjou, and also of Marguerite
of Valois, a much more appropriate
emblem of the latter princess, who
withdrew from the glitter of courts to
become a recluse, than of the ambitious
Lancastiain queen of England. The
daisy is the national flower of Italy,
chosen in honor of Queen Marguerite.
In the language of flowers It signifies
innocence, peace, hope. In the age of
chivalry it was the emblem of fidelity
and worn by knights at tournaments in
honor of .their ladyloves.
The First Newspaper.
The Acta Diurna of ancient Rome is
the earlest approach to the newspaper
Iof which we have any authentic record.
The Acta appeared daily until the
downfall of the empire, A. D. 476. It
was published under the auspices of
the governinent and posted in some
public place, the contents consisting of
a digest of public dockets, a summary
of daily occurrpnees and all news of a
An Extenuating Circumnstance.
Rector-Ah, my dear Mr. Cumming,
glad to see you-glad to see you! But
why are you so rare a worshiper with
us? Cumming--Well, there's one thing
I can honestly say, doctor-yours is the
only church I ever go to.--Brooklyn
I A Close Call.
First Physician-So the operation
was just in the nick of time? Second
Physician-Tes. In another twenty-four
hours the patient would have recovered
without it.-Harper's Bazar.
When a man marries a second time.
the neighbors bang around to see if his
first wvifes children call his second
wif mother-A tehiSOn Globe.
In Praise of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
"Allow me to give you a few words
in uraise of Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
era and Diarrhoea Remedy," says Mr.
John Hamlett. of Eagle Pass, Texas.
"I suffered one week with bowel trouble
and took all kinds of medicine without
getting any relief, when my friend, 'Mr.
C. Johnson, a merchant here. advised
me to take tbis remedy. After takin
one dose I felt ureatly relieved and
when I had taken the third dose was
entirely cured. I thank you from the
bottom of my heart for putting this
great remedy in the hands of man
kind." For sale by The R. B. Loryea.
Drug Store, Isaac -M. Loryea. Prop.
The striking thing about the execu
tion was the appalling quickness of it
all. Action was so rapid from the in
stant the condemned appeared in the
doorway of the prison to the moment
the knife fell that it was almost impos
sible to distinguish the slight chain of
incidents. He flung himself eagerly
against the plank, was strapped to it,
and in the flash of a glance the plank
was pushed forward on the platform of
the guillotine. An instant's vision of
a recumbent figure, face downward. In
the same moment a head, with two
staring, wide open eyes, whirled almost
defiantly, as It seemed, and with a
slight zigzag movement, to the right
ward, while simultaneously the pin
ioned body rolled, inert, convulsive,
into the capacious basket, also at the
right hand side of the guillotine. The
swiftness, the mechanical promptness
of the business, fairly stupefied the
spectator. It was impossible to realize
that a human life had ended in less
time than it would take to drawta full
breath. The guillotine had done its
work well. There was scarcely a sense
of horror in the sight-London Stand
Place and Price In New York.
Prices on Broadway and on Nassau
street are notoriously at variance, but
the value sometimes placed on a well
known bdsiness name is even more pre
tentious. Jones has a watch that was
carried by his father-a costly gold
timepiece that in its prime was one to
be proud of. The other day he decided
to have it "restored," and naturally
took it to a well known Broadway
"I'll have to look it over," the clerk
told Jones when the latter modestly
asked the cost of putting the watch in
good running order. "Leave It and come
Jones did so, and caught his breath
as the clerk remarked that it would
cost exactly $28.50 for repairs. Then
he took his watch and fled. At noon
on the. same day he took his watch to
a little sho'p on Nassau street.
"It just needs a new mainspring and
a cleaning," he was told. "That'll cost
you $2.50."-New York Post
some of swift's sarcasm.
Swift's "Rules and Directions For
Servants" are quoted in What to Eat
as an evidence that the servant of the
seventeen century did not differ mate
rially from the modern American ar
ticle. Among these rules are the fol
lowing: "Scrape the bottom of your
pots with a silver spoon, for fear of
giving them a taste of copper." "Write
your name and your sweetheart's with
the smoke of a candle on the roof of
the kitchen to show your learning."
"Whoever comes. to call on your mas
ter or mistress: when they are abroad
never burden your memory with the
person's. name, for, indeed, you have
too many other things to remember."
"When you cut bread for toast do not
standidly watching, but lay It on the
coals and mind your other business."
"The more I read Shakespeare," said
Keats, "the more I find in him all that
I need." It has been said of Wagner
that his greatness was due to the fact
that he knew no Latin.. Perhaps
Shakespeare's "little Latin and small
Greek" also saved him from a steril
izing bondage to dead classics. How
ever that may be, his genius transcend
ed all schools and all the lImitations of
coteries. He Is our supreme national
asset. If we were asked the question
whether we would be without India 0r
.Shakespeare, is there one true English
man who would not say, with Carlyle,
"India or no India, we cannot give up
Iour Shakespeare?"-London News.
It Is true that the rattlesnake and
the black snake are mortal enemies,
and the black snake is the victor it
their battles, breaking the neck of his
adversary before the rattler has time te
strike. The black snakes of this coun
try are as harmless as frogs. On many
of the large plantations in the south
they are tamed and kept as a protection
Ifrom their enemy, as the warm climate
prevents keeping the houses closed s(
as to keep them out.
Humoring a Lunatic.
Some years ago a very wealthy man
In England got it into his head thai
he had lost all his money. To pacify
him his sons told him that they had
saved the remnants of the estate and
were able to offer him employment as
a clerk. A t $7.50 a week he worked
as happy as a prince for the last twen
ty years of his life. When he died his
estate amounted to nearly $15,000,000.
Mr. C.-What are you crying about,
my dear? Mrs. C.-I have just been
reading the old love letters you sent
me before we were married. Mr. C.
That's funny. I was reading them
myself the other day and they made
Magistrate - The evidence clearly
shows that you threw a stone at this
man. Prisoner-An' the looks of the
man shows more than that, your honor.
It shows that I hit him.-Scraps.
- Makin;g Iome Happy.
Mrs. Geyer-Men have different ways
Iof making home happy. Mrs. Meyer
How~ so? Mrs. Geyer-Some do it by
taing~ at home and some by going
A Sareastie Rejfoinder.
Mrxs. Goode-See here, why did you
hrow away that bread I just gave
you?~ Tramp-Because. mum. I never
ct between meals.
If there Is any pro owo o
feel dislike, that is the per-sonm of whom
you ought never to speak.-Cecll.
What's in a Name!
Eeythin g is in the name when it
comes to Witch Hlazel Salve. E. C. De
IWit & Co. of Chicago. discovered some
ears ago how to make a salv-e froir
Witch Hazel that Is a slpecific for Piles.
Fo blind. bleeding, Itching and pro
trtding Piles, eczema, cuts, burns,
bruises and alf skin diseases, DeWitt%
Salve has no equal. This has giveh
rise to numerous worthless counter
feits. Ask for DeWitt's -the genuine,
old by The T. T. Lor-a TD-ug Store
The Peruvian& Sacred Number.
The Peruvians cared nothing for an;
of the supposed mystic properties of ej
ther three, five or seven. To them th
four was sacred, and around it they er
twined the main features of all the!
religious ceremonies and queer belief,
They believed the earth to be a squar
divided into four parts and suspende
from the heavens by four cords-one a
each of the four corners. All of the!
cities were quartered by four principt
streets running from a square in th
center. They held four annual feast
in honor of the moon, the "silver siste
of the sun."
To them eternity was to be divide
into four periods of time, each con
posed of four times 4,000 years, and ,
the end of each of these cycles the su
is to be blotted out of existence. The
prayed to the four winds, or to "S
gods that dwell at 'the four corners <
the earth." To them the rains can
from four enormous heavenly turth
that vomited dampness, and tie fou
winds from the lungs of the four g
gantic caryatides which stand at ti
four cardinal points of paradise. Tb
above are but a small portion of tb
fours alluded to In the legends of th
An Antelope That Dwells In Swamp
The general idea of an antelope pi,
tures it as a swift runner, fleeing J
graceful bounds over stretching brow
plains. There is an antelope in tt
Congo region, however, which rare]
ventures to the upland, but actual]
lives in water, spending practically a
of its time wading around in tt
swamps and feeding on swamp growt
such as papyrus and other watt
This swamp antelope represen
among animals what the heron am
other wading birds do among bird
and like these wading birds the swan
antelope has extraordinarily long ax
thin legs, while its hoofs are wonde
fully long and spread out almost i
wide as bird's claws when the anima
wade in the mud, thus supporting thei
on the soft bottom.
These swamp antelopes are by r
means small animals, but belong to tl
larger forms of their species. A fu
grown male is as big as the buck of t1
fallow deer in Virginia.
Gondolas of Venice.
A tourist writes: "Like most cha
acteristic objects appertaining to Vea
Ice, the gondola is suitable to the plac
Even as the hansom cab suits Londe
or the rickshaw suits Japan or tl
jaunting car suits Ireland, so the goi
dola is the vessel for Venice. You ca
not separate the lagoon from the go:
dola. One completes the other." TI
gondolier is a man given to many oatl
and imprecations, of which the mo:
terrible is. "Thy saint is a rascal wI
does not know how to make a decel
miracle." The gondoliers are not
much given as they used to be to tI
singing of the sonlorous verses of Tasn
by moonlight in their musical pato!
Occasionally an outburst of meloc
is secured by a traveler's coins, at
there are always singing, playing at
dancing at the inevitable festa.
Ringing Bells to swarm Bees.
It is a 'foolish notion to suppose th:
the ringing of bells or "tanging" of t
pans will cause a swarm of bees.:
settle, says Country Life In Americ
The real origin of this custom dati
back to the reign of Alfred the Gres
who, In order to prevent disputes i
garding the ownership of a swarm, c
dered that the owner should always rit
a bell when his bees swarmed, and ev<
since then the good farmer's wife ha
been rushing out with ringing bel
whenever the bees swarmed, and tV
fact that they settled verified, In h
own mind, the belief that the bell did
Force of Habit.
Speaking of force of habit, sot
years ago there was an iron railh
around the capitol grounds at Was
ington. The appropriation bill provide
for a watchman to close and lock tV
gates every night at a certain hour ai
open them at a certain hour eve
morning. In the course of time tV
railing or fence was removed, but tl
gates swung between their Egyptih
pillars for a long time, and all th
time the watchman came- and we:
regularly, closing and opening tV
gates according to law and drawing b
Monkey Puzzle Tree.
One of the most remarkable trees
the world grows in California.. and:
place of leaves has spiky scales. TI
trunk and all of the branches are e:
tiely covered with these scales, whit
are so sharp that even a monkey won
fid It out of the question to climb sut
a tree. Hence Its name, "monkey Pu
ze tree," which is admirably descri:
What she Played, Merely.
Bacon-What I did say was that nr
daughter played the grand piano. Ei
bert-Yes. That's what I understoo
Bacon-Well, It's all right if you u:
derstood it. I was afraid perhaps y<
thought I said she played the piai
Artist (at work)-Now give me yo1
honest opinion of this picture. Visi
or (who fancies himself a critic)--It
utterly worthless! Artist (dreamily)
Y-e-s-but give it, all the same.
-The Rite of the snake.
In Val di ltosa, Italy, the serpent
a traditional terror, and the place
celebrated for a curious religious cu
tom known as the rite of the snak
On ascension day the priest solemn)
immerses a harmless water snake'in
huge antique basin, dug up en Mon
Bruno. The mountaineers believe th.
by reason of this ceremony all the ot
er snakes that infest the country w.
Look For the Man.
"Bess and Mabel have ceased
speak as they pass by," said the gi
in the tailor made costume.
"Indeed!" exclaimed the girl In tl
home made gown. "What's the man
Isn't it singular how much heroism
displayed by men in the discharge
a dangerous duty and how much cox
ardice by those who run into danger
the pursuit of pleasure?-Philadelph
sharks Menace Fish Industry.
A species of shark, known as "do
fish," has become so numerous alor
the shores of New Englgnd thatit]
The S31.00 bottle contains 2
0 E. C. DeWITT & 4
N orthwestern R. R. of S. C. I
TIMETABLE NO. Gi,
In effect Snu1day, June 5, 1904. C
Between Stetr and Camden.
r Mixed-Daily except Sunday.
South bonna. Northbound9
No. 61. No. 71. No 70. No. 68.
P1 A M A 1 P M
t 625 9 36 Le.. mute.r ..Ar 9 00 545
G 27 9 38 N. W. Jneti 8 58 5 43
r 647 9!' ...Dalzell... $25 513I
7 05 1t10 . . Iorden... 8 00 4 58
e 723 10 21 .. Item berts . 7 40 443
s 730 1J31 .. Ellerbee.. 730 438
r 750 1100 so lv Jaietni 710 4251
8 00 11 10 Ar..uamden..Le 700 415 g
(S C & G Ex Depot) I
P a P 11A 11 F M
t Between Wilon's hill] and Suniter.
y No. 73. liaily exept Sun:day No. 72. C
e P M Stations I' M
f 300 Le......... mler........ Ar 1230
e 3 03 . .Sn:muerton Jnnetioni.. 12 27 C
s 320 .........Tindal....... 1155:1
335 .......1'aeksville....... 1 I30
355 .........Silver......... 1100
14 o05 (;;.a10 4511
1e 5 30 -1020
e 445 ......Samierton ...... 10 15
e 525 .... .... Davis......... 915 9
e 545 ........Jordan... .. . 900 1
6 30 Ar.. ison's Mills.....Le 8 40
P M A M
Be!ween M illar.i and St. Paul.
Daili eXCeIt Smonday.
Sonth bounln. Northbound.
n No 73. No. 75. No. 72. No. 74.
e P M AM Stations AM P M
y 405 1020 Le Millard Ar 1045 530
Y 415 1030 Ar St. Paul Le 1035 420,
11 .M A M A M PM
e T11OS. WILSON, President.
d WE ARE PLEASED
3, to write your insurance,
d You will be pleased to receive it.
iThe Best Is What You Want1
n See me about your insurance,
either Life. Fire. Accident, Health,
Burglary or Plate Glass.
11 J. L. WILSON.
ig WHY WASTE -TIME HUNTING.
a. my office you can learn of everything
ud buy it?
HAVE TO OFFER: FARMS in all
eties at prices ranging from $5 to $40 per
dBUILDING LOTS, more than one b
e0 .A ' WT S
1e Country Property: Tract 200 acres,
a 125 acres cleared, balance in woods. Si
it and other farm buildings: good orchard;
:it on R. F. D. route; $4,000.
1e Tract .50 acres: 6 miles from city: on
is nearly all cleared: price -80.
Tract 1,000 acres; on River roadi
Paul; 10 miles from Summerton; near th~
200 in swamp timber, balance in old fi
*vated: 8 tenant houses, all occupied by g
Tract L.260 acres: 3 miles from Wed
acres good timber: 400 acres cleared lan<
etivntion. Good two.story dwelling: all n
SFor a quick sale, $10.50 per acre.
Ld CITY E3%
h20 lots on Broad street and in Broad
S House and lot 85x250 feet. Calhoun st
S 2 lots corner Gal houn and Harvin, 70
5 lots, 80x210; Calhoun street, $500.
Call and see what is on the market
that interests you.
SAttorriey at Law.
L Phone 12. SUMThl
~Come to Se
We are just opening up the be
s eve offeed inManning for the m
before buying elsewhere. We wi]
li Sale S
TO THE TIP'
WHAT YOU EAT
K tinesthe tria size, which sells for So cents.
aLY AT THE LABORATORY O
OMPANY, CHICAGO. ILL.
THE KIND OF
To be used is very much a matter
of taste. It is important, thoigh,
that the frames set properly on
the nose and at the right distacce
from the eyes; that the lenses be
perfectly centered, and how are
'you to know when one is guess
E. A. Bultman, j
JEWELER AND OPTICIAN.
17 S. Main St., - Sumter. S. C.
Do You Want
TO BORROW MONEY?
If you want to borrow money
on real estate, no matter how
large the amount, come to see -
me. I can make loans on im
proved real estate at a low rate
of inte.-est and on long time.
J. A. WEINBERG,
Attorney at Law,
MANNING. - - S. C.
Money to Loan.
Wilson, DuRant & fuldrow
~'s - Greatest Remiedy
FOR DISEASES OF THE
*ns Prescribe it,
itients Depend on it, and
Everybody Praises It
A. LOT OR FA RM, when by calling at
for sale and the lowest price that will
parts of Sumter and Clarendon Coun-.
undred in all parts of the city.
4 miles from city, on Providence road
x-room farm house, barn, commissary
4 good tenant houses; -fenced pasture
Stateburg road: one good tenant house,
n Clarendon County; 6 miles from St.
e old Nelson's Ferry: 300 acres cleared:
eld pines and easily cleared and culti~
ood tenants. Price 86.,500.
gefield; both sides Southern R. R. 00
i, rest woodland easily brought into cul
ecessary outbuildings, 11 tenant houies.
street section; prices $100 to $600.
xc218; prices $500 and $000.
Will drive you out to see anything
Real Estate Broker.
2. S. C. Court Square.
e Us Now!I
st line of
as and Harness
ney. B3e sure to examine them
1 save you money.