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fect every department of an establishment like ours, to handle the
volume of trade that we have every reason to expect will be ten
dered to us this season. September so far has shown a very lib
eral increase over the corresponding period of last year, and if
"Coming Events Cast
Their Shadows Before"
THIS PROMISES TO BE
bOUR BANNER SEASON.
It is indeed gratifying to note the unusual increase in the vol
ume of our business, and to say that we appreciate the confidence
reposed in us, gives but a faint idea of our feelings. We regard
the interest of every person that does business with us as ours,
and will do everything in our power to protect them.
We cannot give away gold dollars for ninety cents, no reason-.
able person qxpects that, and wherever you find a merchant offer
ing staple merchandise at less than cost, his object is to attract
you to his store with a view of selling you something the value of
-which you are not familiar with, and .make up his loss on the lead
-ing article, as well as a comfortable profit on the other items.
Nothing of that character will be tolerated in this store; we de
spise it. Our business is based upon a legitimate percentage of
profit,.and that figured on as close a basis as is consistent with in
telligent merchandising. It is true, we sometimes sell goods at
and below cost, but that only occprs at the end of a season, or
when we have erred in buying something that did not prove to be
as good a seller as we expected, or bought too freely of certain
lines, then we make our loss as quickly as possible, for experience
has taught us that the first loss is always the lightest. Our ambi
tion -ought to be satisfied for we are said, by those who are in a
position to know. to be
The Largest Retail
Dealers in the State.
And,while we might be satisfied to remain just in the position we
are, that would be practically impossible, we must go backward or
forward, and our mercantile pride will not permit of a backward
step, and each year will find us in the front rank, seeking new
fields, new customers, and keeping fully in touch with the spirit
and progress of the city in which we take such pride.
O'DONNELo & CO"M ,
rcrTMLTER S. C.
Copyright. 1900, by
HE appealing yet wondering
PrI] glance that Albert Page metl
as he bowed to the girl stand
ing beside the table that even
ing was one he never afterward forgot.
It was only one, for alter that and dur
ing the entire meal her blue eyes were
kept veiled by their long lashes or mod
estly directed elsewhere.
-It's a charming spot down here," he
remarked soon after the nieal began,
*and so hidden that it is a suiprise. I
noticed the light as we came in, but
did not see the village."
"Waal, ye didn't miss anything," re
sponded his host. "None o' the houses
are much for style, an' mebbett's lucky
they're hid behind the rocks."
-I thought them quaint and comfort
able," observed Albert, "but what an
odd name you have for the place!
Why do you call it Saint's Rest?"
"Chiefly 'cause none 0' the people
have any chance to become sinners, I
reckon," was the answer. "It's a trifle
lonesome in the winter, though."
"I suppose fishing is your principal
occupation here," continued Albert,
seeing that sentiment was not consid
ered by Uncle Terry. "Your land does
not seem adapted for cultivation."
"There ain't much chance for tillin',"
he replied. "The land's wuss'n whar
I was brung up, down in Connecticut,
an' thar we had ter round up the sheep
once a week an' sharpen thar noses on
the grin'stun! We manage ter raise
'nough ter eat, though."
When the meal was over Uncle Terry
said: "It's nice an' cool out on the
rocks, an' thar's some seats out thar.
If ye enjoy smokin' we best go out
while the wimmin are doin' the
The moon 'that Frank had planned
to use was nearing its full and high
overhead, and as the two men sought
congeniality in tobacco * out on that
lonesome point Albert could not curb
his admiration for the scene. His of
fer of a cigar to his host. had been ac
cepted, and as that quaint Pan sat
quietly enjoying an odor and flavor he
was unaccustomed to Albert said:
"This experience has been a surprise
to me from the moment I met .you. I
had an ugly hour's scramble over the
rocks and through a tangle of scrub
spruce and briers until I was utterfy
lost and believed this island an im
passable wilderniss. Then you came
along and brought me to one of the
most beautiful spots I ever saw. I
should like to stay .hese all summer
and do nottIng but look at this -mag
nificent ocean view and sketch these
"'Do you paint picturs too?" queried
Uncle Terry, suddenly interested.
"Telly's daft on doin' that, an' is at
it all the time she can git." Then he
added with a slight reflection of pride,
"Mebbe ye noticed some o' her picturs
[n the sittin' room?"
"I saw a lot of pictures there," an
swered Albert, "but it was too dark to
see them well. I shouldlie to look at
them in the morning."
"Ye'll hey plenty o' time," was the
reply, "I must pull my lobster traps
fust, an' after that I'll take ye in my
dory an' we'll go an' find yer boat. I
guess she must be lyin' in Seal cove,
the only openin' 'twixt here an' the
head she'd be likely ter run into."
"And so your daughter is an artist.
is she?" ~asked Albert, indifferent now
as 'to where the Gypsy was or when
e was likely to return to her. "Has
she ever taken lessons?"
"No, it comes nat'ral to her," replied
Uncle Terry; "she showed the bent o'
her mind 'fore she was ten years old,
an' she's pestered me ever since ter git
her canvas an' paints an' sich. But
then, i'm wili' ter," he added in a
tender tone. Telly's a goodgrl, an'
Lissy an' me set great store by her.
She's all we're got in the world." Then
pointing to a small white stone just to
the right of where they were, he
added, "Thar's whar the other one's
been layiz' fer mor'n twenty years."
"This, one has grown' to be a -very
beautiful girl," said Albert quietly,
"and you have reason to be proud of
Uncle Terry made no reply, but
seemed lost in a reverie, and Albert
slowly puffed his cigar and looked out
on the ocean and along the ever widen
ng path of moonlight. He wished
that this fair girl, so quaintly spoken
of, were there lieside him, that he
might talk to her about her art. How
It could be managed and what excuse
to give for remaining longer than the
morrow he could not see. He looked
toward the house, white in the moon
light. with the tall l.ighthouse and its
beacon flash just beyond, and won
dered if he should see the girl again
that .night. He was on the point of
suggesting they go In and visit a little
with the ladies wvhen Uncle Terry
"I believe ye called yerself a lawyer,
Mr. Page, an' from Boston. Do ye hap
pen to know a lawyer thar that has got
eyes like a cat an' rubs his hands as if
he was washin' 'em while he's talk
Albert gave a start "I do, Mr. Ter
ry," he answered. "I know him well.
His name is Frye, Nicholas Frye."
"An' as ye're a lawyer, an' one that
looks to me as honest." continued Uncle
Terry, "what is yer honest opinion of
this Mr. Frye?"
"That is a question I would rather
not answer," replied Albert, "until I
know why you ask, .It and what your
opinion of Mr. Frye is. Mfine might not
flatter him, and I do not believe in
speaking ill of anybody unless forced
Uncle Terry was silent. evidently re
volving a serious problem in his mind.
"I am goin' to beg yer pardon, Mr.
Page," he said at last, "fer speakin'
the way I did regardin' lawyers in gin
eral. My 'sperence with 'em has been
bad, an' naterally I don't trust 'em
much. I've had some deain's with
this 'ere Frye 'bout a matter: I don't
want to tell 'bout. an' the way things
is workin' ain't as they should be. I
b'leve I'm robbed right along, an' if
ye're willin' to help me I shall be most
tarnally grateful an' will give ye my
word I'll never let on to anybody what
ye say-an' Silas Terry never yit broke
Albert silently offered his hand to
Uncle Terry, who grasped it cordially.
"I will tell you; Mr. Terry," he said
after the handshake, "all I know about
Mr. Frye and what my opinion is of
matters not. i am~certain you will
keep your word. I recently worked for
Mr. Frye six months and left him to
open an office for myself. In that six
months I became satisfied Nicholas
Frye was the most unprincipled'villain
ever masked under the name of lawyer.
If all those you have had business with
were like him, I don't wonder at your
Uncle Terry leaned forward, with el
bows on his. knees. resting his face in
the palms of his hands, and ejaculated:
"I knew it! I knew it! I'm a blamed
old fool an' ought to her a keeper put
over me!" Then turning to Albert he
added, "I've paid that thief over $400
this year an' hain't got a scrap of paper
to show fer 't, an' nothin's been done
so fer as I kin see 'bout the business."
He meditated a few moments and then
turning around suddenly added: "My
wife an' Telly don't know nothin' 'bout
this, an' I don't want they should.
Thar's a sucker born every minit an'
two to ketch 14m, an' I b'lieve it! I've
been ketched an' skinned fer dead sure.
I want to sleep on't, an' mebbe in the
mornin' I'll tell ye the hull story an'
how I've been made a fool of. I'm be
ginnin' to think I kin trust ye."
"I thank you for your good opinion,"
answered Albert, "and if I can -help
you in any way I will."
When the two returned to the house,
Albert was shown to a room that re
minded him of his boyhood home, the
old fashioned bed, spotless counter
pane and muslin curtains all seemed
so sweet and wholesome. A faint odor
of lavender carried him back to the
time when his mother's bed linen ex-.
baled the same sweet fragrance. He
lighted a cigar and sat down by a win
dow where the crisp salt sea air came
in. and tried to fathom what manner of
business Uncle Terry could have with
Frye. And into this meditation also
crept the face and form of the girl he
bad first seen watching the sunset
Ivi HE-N Albert arose the next
morning the sun was just- ap
pearing. round and red out of
the ocean and a crisp breeze
the stir of some one below and, dress
ing quickly, descended to the sitting
room. No one was there, and he stood
for a moment looking at the curiously
framed paintings that almost covered
One ~in particular caught his eye. It
was a ship careened on the ocean with
waves breaking upon her. She was
resting on rocks that barely showed
beneath, and in her rigging, heavily
covered with ice, were five men. All
around was. the sea, tossed into giant
waves, curling and breaking about the
stranded vessel. He noted the lifelike
shading of the green and white bil
lows, the ice that covered every shroud
and rope and spar, and peering out of
a cabin door was a woman holding a
babe in her arms. In a way it was a
ghastly picture and one that held his
attention from all the rest..
It was framed in a broad, fiat mold
ing covered with shells. He was still
azing at it when he heard Uncle Ter
ry's voice bidding hpn good morning.
"Ain't ye up a little arly?" said that
worthy. "I hope ye slep' well. I gin
erally roust out by daylight an' put out
the light an' then start a fire, but thar
was no need of you gittin' out so soon."
"I think the waves woke me," replied
Albert, "and the morning Is so beau
tiful I couldn't waste it in bed."
"I'm goin' over to the cove to mend a
trap," continued Uncle Terry, "an' If
ye're willin' I'd like to hey -ye go along
too. The wimmin 'Il hey breakfast
ready by that time, an' then I'll take
ye up to Seal cove an' see if yer boat's
He seemed depressed and not inclined
to talk, and Albert sat on an overturn
ed dory and watched him puttering
away over a lobster trap. His hat had
fallen off, and the sea winds blew his
scant fringe of gray hair over his bald
head. His brown shirt was open at
the throat, disclosing a bony neck, and
his well worn garments showed the out
lines of a somewhat wasted form.
What impressed Albert more than all
this was the dejected manner of Uncle
Terry. When he finished fixing the
trap he pulled a dory in that was moor
ed out in the cove and carefully bailed
and wiped it clean. When this was
done he said almost wistfully: "I've
worried a good deal 'bout what ye
told me last night, an' I'd like to have
a good talk with ye. I s'pose ye're anx
ious to see yer friends an' let 'cm
know ye're all safe, an' I'll take ye up
the island the fust thing an' thea go
an' pull my traps, an' then if ye're will
In' we'll sot down, if it ain't askin' too
much o' ye to wait," he added almost
pathetically. "I'll get Telly to show
ye her picturs, an' mebbe ye can give
her some p'ints as '11 help her."
I shall be more than glad to do so,"
replied Albert, "but if that shipwreck
scene Is hers, she needs no advice from
Uncle Terry looked pleased, but made
no answer. On the w.ay back to the
house he said, "I'd ruther ye'd make
no mention to the wimmin of our hey
in' any talk."
At the breakfast table he seemed In
better spirits and more like himself.
"I think ye told me last night," he re
marked, addressing ,Albert, "that ye
painted picturs yerself some." And
then, turning to Telly, he added, "Mr.
Page is comin' back here bimeby jest
to look round, an' mebbe he'd like to
look at some of yourn."
Telly's face flushed slightly. "I shall
be delighted," added Albert, "if Miss
Terry will favor me. Will you?" he
added in a persuasive tone.
"I do not feel that my pictures are
good enough to show to strangers," she
answered in a low voice. "I have
never had any lessons or any one to
"From what I've noticed in your sit
ting room," responded Albert quickly,
"you need not be ashamed to show
them to an artist. I .m not one. I
only sketch a little, just os a rememi
br ace of places I visit, but I love pic
tu. is even better than music."
"I will gladly show you what I have
done," replied Telly simply, and there
the conversation ended. When the meal
was over Albert observed, "With your
permission, Mrs. Terry, I would like -to
make a sketch of your home and the
lghthousp, and after Mr. Terry has
helped me to find my friends I am com
lngback" 'rhen, turning to Tel11, he
added, "I can thenfeel easy M My
miind and shall enjoy looking over your
"Won't ye stop to dinner with us?"
asked Aunt Lissy as Albert thanked
her for her hospitality. "We'll be glad
to have ye."
"I will, thank you," replied Albert.
"This point, and in fact this village,
was such a surprise to me and is so
charming I am going to devote all my
day to it." Then, bidding the ladies
good morning, he followed Uncle Terry
over to the cove, where they boarded
his dory and started out to find the
"And she has the soul of an artist
in her," Albert said to himself, as
Uncle Terry pulled the dory out of the
harbor and up the coast toward where
he had been le't stranded. "And what
eyes, and what a perfect form!"
As good luck would have it, when
they rounded a point, there was the
Gypsy following the island shore down
to meet them. Albert stood up and
waved his cap. He was answered by
the whistle and in an instant every one
on board of her, even the crew, were
out on her bows and waving caps
lustily. The skipper kept the whistle
blowing, and as the yacht slowed
down and Uncle Terry pulled along
side, Albert was seized and almost
dragged on board. Frank was so over
joyed he hugged him and then gave
ve'nt to a war whoop that might have
been heard the entire-length of South
"We guessed what had happened to
you," he said, "when we picked up
your boat It was- almost dark when
one of the crew saw an empty boat
floating up -the bay. We were all down
in the cabin at that time and had not
noticed how late it was, when he
called us. Two of the crew lowered
the other boat and when they got
back with yours we nearly had a fit
The missin'g cushions and loop on the
painter gave us a clew and we half ex
pected you would find your way- back
to the Gypsy by land."
"I guess you're not much acquainted
with the interior of Southport island,"
put in Albert, and then going forward
he brought back Uncle Terry and in
troduced him to the crowd. By this
time the Gypsy was almost down to
the Cape and, under one bell and the
direction of Uncle Terry, she slowly
steamed in. That worthy man had
been looking over her and his admira
tion was evident
"A purty slick craft, boys,"~ he said
to the party as the Gypsy's anchor
ceased rattling out of the hawsehole
"a purty slick craft, an' must 'a' cost
a heap o' money."
Then as he pulled his own weather
beaten dory that had been- towing
astern along to the gangway, Albert
stepped up to him and said in a low
"Will you excuse me a little while,
Mr. Terry? I want to change my
clothes and in an hour or so I will
Abert stood 'up and waved Mis cap..
come ashore and not only thank you
for all your kindness, but make you a
When Uncle Terry had gone Albert
related his experiences for the past
eighteen hours to the party-that Is,
all but one incident, or rather surprise.
Then nothing would do but they must
all go ashore and look the quafit little
"I wish you would keep away from
the lighthouse, boys," Albert said, as
they were getting into their boat "Mr.
Terry's family are rather sensitive peo
ple and may not like to have a lot of
us trooping around their place. I am
going over there this afternoon to
make a sketch, and then I'll ask per
mission and we'll all go there some
He had whispered to Frank to re
main on the yacht, and when the rest
were gone he said to him: "Frank, I
am going to confide something to you.
The fact Is, Frank, I've tumbled Into
an adventure and fallen in love with a
girl on sight and without having ex
changed ten words with her! She is
Mr. Terry's daughter, and has eyes that
take your breath away and a form like
the Venus of Milo. She paints pictures
that are a wonder, considering she
never has taken a lesson, and has a
face more bewitching than any wom
an's I ever saw. It is like a painter's
"Well, you have gone daft, old man,"
replied the astonished Frank.
"But you haven't heard it all yet
This unique old man, who saved me
from sleeping all night in a thicket of
briers and who has opened his heart
and home to me, has fallen into the
clutches of-Nicholas Frye!"
"Great Scott!" exclaimed -Frank.
"And how on earth did he ever find
Frye, or Fry'e find him? Was youir old
man of the Island hunting around Bos
ton for some one to rob him?"
"That I do not know yet." replied
Albert. "All I know is that Mr. Terry
has paid Frye about $400, and, as he
says, so far has nothing to show for it.
What the business was I expect to
learn later. Now, what I am coming
at is this: Can't you manage to leave
me here for the rest of the day, or, bet
ter still, make It two days? I'll tell
the boys I've tumbled into a bit of
law business, which is what I think
will come ou~t of it, and you can run
down to Bar Harbor and back here to
"Well, I'll do that gladly," replied
Frank, and then he added with a droll
smile, "It will give you a chance to
say a few sweet things to this girl with
the wondrous eyes, eh, Bert?"
Iwas nearly noon when Albert
left the yacht. He had ex
changed his bedraggled yacht
ing suit for a neat gray one,
nd with a small satchel, his sketch
book and a box of choice Havanas for
Uncle Terry he rowed ashore. For
three hours the Gypsy had been the
cynosure of all the Cape eyes, old or
young, for- a handsome 200 ton yacht
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The cbristaian Temperance Union.
Frank and Mary had always
been friends. Their parents had
been neighbors before they
were born. In early childhood
they were playmates, and in
school days they had done their
lessons together. Now that they
had grown into young man and
womanhood they -were true,
steadfast and particular friends.
The autumnal sunset had died
the western sky with rose and
gold. the birds chirped as they
fluttered home to sleep. A wind
was blowing with just enough
frostiness in it to be refreshing
so soon after the oppressive heat
of summer. Mary Cameron sat
on the doorsteps of her home to
arrange the beautiful collection
of golden rods, asters and wild
sunflowers she had gathered
while walking home from the
There was the sound of foot
steps ofi the walk. Mary raised
her head. "Why it is Frank,"
she exclaimed, really Frank!"
"Yes, and you are really Mary,"
he said, taking the extended
hand. "I am very glad to see
you, a year is a long time. I
wonder if you have changed
much?" he continued, looking at
"1 don't think I've changed
much," she replied, "only I'm a
year older you know. Won't
you come in and have a seat?"
"No, thank you, I'd rather sit
out here with you and the flow
Mary made room and Frank
sat on the steps beside her,
while she worked with the flow
ers he watjched her, and they
both talked of what they had
done within the last year. The
twilight fided into darkuess. A
cresent moon gave a pale, sil
very light. Mary finished with
flowers and leaned over against
post with a sigh that hada touch
of weariness in it. Frank look
ed at her wistfully.
"I believa you are changed,
Mary," he said, "I don't think I
am as welcome tonight as I have
been." with sadness.
"Oh, yes, you are welcome,
Frank," she said eagerly. Don't
think I'm changed that way.
I'm tired, you know I walked to
the village and back this after
noon. -The temperance society
met and I wanted to go; it was
not convenient for me to ride,
so I walked. I didn't think T'd
mind it at all, but I found it right
warm and tiresome."
After a short silence Frank
said, almost crossly, "It's no use
to ask you if you have joined
that society for I know you have.
Miss Morton persuaded you' in
"Oh! Frank," replied the girl
with a laugh, "you are not fair,
for you know I needed no per
suation. I always was a strong
believer in temperance when I
was a little child I thought the
meanest, lowest and most dan
gerous things on earth was a
-'Yes, I think I have a right
to know that you. always believ
ed in temperance," said Frank,
and he laughed in spite of him
self, for he thought of the many
arguments he and Mary had had
on the subject. It had always
been a point of disagreement
with them. Frank was a smart
and good boy. everybody liked
him, but in Mary's estimation he
had one great fault, without it
he was to her perfection. He
had said there was no harm in
taking. a social drink now and
then. He was firm in his belief
and practised his doctrine. As
he sat there by her in the moon
light he wondered that she was
silent, for she flad always been
very ready to speak. This was
so different, he thought. to the
last talk, they had about it.
Then they were coming home
from school, he had her books,
he remembered, a mile from the
school house, their paths divid
ed. They were in the midst of
t1ie conversation when the time
came to part, neither would give
up, so they sat down by the
rapide and talked until the sun
went down and gathering dark
ness compelled them to go home.
Mary's words came back to
him as clear as ever. "I know
it is wrong to drink, it's wrong
to touch a drop, for we are all
weak and easily led astray. One
drink calls for another. It's a
powerful wicked thing and once
it gets one under its influence,
he is helpless. When I see a real
drunkard, cursing and raging
I don't blame him one bit,7I just
pity him. But the time I do
blame him is when he took the
first, second and thfra drink, and
formed the habit. That's the
sin he is responsible for."
They had talked on and on.
He remembered still better some
more of her conversation. "If I
were to love one ever so much
and were engaged to him and in
one hour--one minute-of the
marriage I should find out that
he was a temperate drinker I
would not marry him, for the
very first time he should come
into my presence withl whiskey
on his breath I would lose all
the respect and love I had for
him and would hate him." He
had been cross there and told
her slie was unreasonable, and
that her love was not worth
having if it could die for such a
trife. Then they arose and went
home, she in tears and he heat
cn anid angry. The next morn
ing they made friends and prom
ised to be more careful when
they talked about it again. Mary
keeping her promise.
"I reckon you are worse than
ever now since you joined that
society," said Frank.
Mary knew what he meant.
"No," she said. "it's different
with me now, you kno.w it's the
Christian Temperance Union and
Christians believe more in kind
ness and gentleness than in try
ing to force yeople into meas
"And Mary, do you still think
you would hate one that you
loved for taking one 'rink?" he
"No," said Mary.
"Oh! I am only so glad," ex
claimed Frank, "I thought you
would be changed some day."
"But Frank, you didn't let me
finish." continued Mary, "while
I wouldn't hate one for drinking
temperately, I still think its
very wrong and dangerous, and
don't think I could love one
long if he didn't'give it up after
I had.done all I could' to show
him how wrong it is. Let me tell
you what I would do. I'd tell
him how I think it's wrong,
and where, and why, and the
danger is, and I would use just
the best, gentlest influence pos
sible: and I would pray for him
Ah! Frank, that's what I'd do.
I would pray for him, and ask
God to help me to help him, and
He would help - him, and if
he Lad any true love for me or
one spark of Christianity in his
heartI just have faith ~enough
to believe be would st6p drink
Frank sat perfectly still a few
moments, then rose, took Mary's
hand and pressed it gently and
without a word went away.
The young moon had dropped
nearly out of sight behind the
pine topsr The strong, vigorous
young man who had always con
sidered signing a temperance
pledge an act of cowardice, and
looked upon a temperance socie
ty as a perfect nuisance, walk
ed home by its last dim Tays
with a heart that had been
changed. "The Christian Tem
perance Union." That shot went
home. B. C.
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only siops the cough but heals and
strengthens the lungs. Ask forFoley's'
Honey and Tar and refuse any substi
tute offered. Dr. C. J. Bishop, of Ae
new, Mich.,. writes: "I have used Fo-.
ley's Honey and Tar in three very se
vere cases of pneumonta with good
results in every case." The R. B. Lor-~
yes Drug Store, Isaac M.Loryea, Prop.
Men In Pettiot.
One of the medical papers has been
discussing the, Connemara custom -of
dressing grown up boys In -petticoats
and does not seem to be aware that it
Is merely a survival of what was once
the general practice In Ireland. Half
a century ago young men' of 'nineteen
might be seen-and were seen-within
thirty miles of Dublin courting'in pet
ticoats in the country lanes. These
were worn with high waists and long
skirts reaching almost to the ankles,
and a Holland overall resembling an
English countryman's smock completed
the costume, but there was no difficulty
In distinguishing the sexes by their
dress. The man's waist was right una
der his armpits, while the woman's
was in the usual place. Wheni they
walked out together they resembled a
couple of flgures from the Noah's ark
of the toy shop, a proof of the real
antiquity of the-costume.--Londonl Tat
Chinamen have been exporting their
porcelain to the west for at least a
thousand years and probably longer.
Mediaeval Europe could make nothing
like porcelain and therefore regarded
it as a magical product endowed with
uncanny powers. It was said, for In
stance, that a porcelain cup would
break if poison were poured Into -it
Travelers declared that porcelain was
composed of various substances, which,
after being tempered, were hidden i
the ground for ages before being fit for
use. . Even so .erudite a man as Sir
Thomnas Browne, writing in the later
seventeenth century, was "not thor
oughly resolved, concerning porcellane
or china dishes, that according to com
mon belief they are made of. earth."
The secret of the true Chinese porce
lain was first discovered in Europe a
generation later by the German chem
st Bottger, the inventor of what Is
now known as Dresden china.
Reason For Anxiety.
A large pawnbroker's shop was on
ire, and the firemen were busy trying
to prevent the conflagrat-ion spreading.
Among the large crowd of onlookers
was one woman who was evidently in
an agony of excitement Every now
and again she would urge the firemen
to more strenuous efforts, and as the
names leaped higher her grief became
"What's wrong, missus?" said a sym
pathetic bystander. "Don't you upset
yourself. There ain't no one In there.
What's the row?"
"Row!". exclaimed the lady through
her tears. "There ain't no row at all
at present, bu~t there will be If they
don't get that fire out soon. My 'old
man's Sunday suit is up that spout, and
he don't know it!"-London Answers.
Words That Have No Rhyme. '
There are about sixty words in Eng
lish that have no rhyme. As given in
"The Rhymners' Lexziedn," by Andrew
Lang, they are as Ionlows.: Aitch, alb,
amongst, avenge, bilge, bourn, breadth,
brusque, bulb, coif, conch, culm, cusp,
depth, doth, eighth, fifth, film, forge,
forth, fugue, gulf, hemp, lounge,
mauve, month, morgue, mourned,
mouth, ninth, oblige, of, peart; pint;
porch, pork, pioulp, prestige, puss, re
nb, sauce, scarce, scarf, sixth, spoilt;
swln, syiph, tenth, torsk, twelfth, un
plagued, volt, warmth, wasp, wharves,
width, with, wolf, wolves. A critic
adds that It Is not clear why Mr. Lang
places "mouth" In this list It seems
to ihyme with "south."
The fourteen-year-old sen of a.Me
spectable Jew in Warsaw hange'hIm
self the other day. He left a notessay
ing: "I have hanged myself out of
mere curiosity. I' could not help my
self. I had to find out whatthey were
dping In the other world."-eWish
STATE OF SOUTH CARD
COURT OF COMMON PLE
J. Arthur Hodge,'Venmelle E.
Eugenia Rhame, Kate McFaddi
len C. Harvin, James C. Broug
Lillie Davis. Sallie Hodge,
Thorton Harvin, by hie guardi
litem E. G. Flowers, P.laintiffs.
Sarah Nelson, Fannie J. M
Susan Brock, Clara Bates, Ch
R. Harvin, Hattie Kaminer.
Scott Harvin, Charles E. Bron
Jackson E. Broughton, Willia
Broughton, Leo Melle Neln,
Cantey Weeks, Naomi Clara B
ton, Napoleon L. Broughtoni
J. Broughton, Kathleen C: Fle
Elizabeth B. Fletcher. Sarsh.H
James Harvin, May G. Harvin;
tie Harvin. and-Edward D.,
NOTICE OF SALE..
BY VIRTUE OF A DEREE B
ing date June 7th A. D..1905 rende
in the above entitled action by the'
Court I will sell at the Court
Manning in the said County, bn.
first Monday in November, A- D.
(the sar- being the 6th day ofR
month) within the legal hours of
at Public Auction. to the highest-'
der for cash, -
All that certain parcel or tract
land situated in the fork of Black
in the district, (now) County obC
don, and State of South Carolina,
taining \four hundred and fifty
acres, bounded on ie No
North-East, formerly by landso
Plowden and now of Mrs. An
Ingram; bounded on the'East
South-East by lands -ormerly of
liam E. Plowden, la tr of Samuel
den, and now of or claimed: by 1) "
Alderman; bounded on the Sontu
lands formerly of Colonel o
ter,, and said lately to have
claimed by R. W. Fann andsnow
to be claited by. T. E. Smith;b6,
on the South and South-West by'
formerly of John K. 5odge
said -to belong to James: MKon
and to the children or heirs-st l
W. B. Plowden, or to his Bstat4..
to T. T. Hodge. respectivel
bounded on the North-Wesby
formerly of John M. Hedgean
of Ben H. Harvin, and.land.16
of M. H. Plowden, now of Mrs.
D. Ingram. A plat of the sai
ises-being on ikin the records..o
above stated action.
In case the person -or,,po
whom1 the said premises ast'the-r
sale, may be strick off s
space of thirty minutes ther
or refuse to comply with h
their bid, then under the termso
decree, said premises -Ao
be resold at the risk oft
purchaser or purchasers
The purchaser on said sle
required to pay -for' the sheiff's
veyance of the property.
S erf . B. GAME~
Sheriff of Clai-endon
I desire to call attentionttke
public that' my stoe ~is hk
guar ters for -all kinds of
able Fruits: which I sell i
wholesale and retail. My s6~"
are equal to any city confetoz
ry store in the State,.and Lmj
sole agent for this town for.
and other Candies. Remember,
that besides an immense stocko
ewelry and Fancy Goods, I
bandle the best of
at close margin pricesL At my
tore can alway's be found a full -
upply of those things that are.
eeded for a good dinner. -
Ij want the public to visit my
store and look at my line of
and as to prices and quality of
goods, I boldly declare 1 defy
geey Mountain Tea Nuggets
A iSusy Medicine for Busy People.
Tr~g Golden Health and-Benewed Vigor.
:.i:-cle for constipti, Indigestion.,Live
!CK..Iney Trouble.ie. Ecmma.I pure
:,i3.d. Bad Breath, Slug~s Bowels, Heche
a clcache. It's ok~uitiTeaitab.
1form, 3.5 cents a box. Gniemade by
(I.s-rza Daco CoMPAmrY, ?.Iadison, Wis.
BLDEN NiUGGETS FOR SALLOWi PEOPLE
[HE SUMMERTON HOTEL:
Having made special preparations, I
1.m now better prepared to entertain
he traveling public than ever before.
I especially invite the transient pat
-onage. 'H. A. T.ISDATA