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Cushing, Me., "Nothing helped me un
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GERMAN GLEE CLUBS.
Early Days of the saengerfests In
In the early days of saengerfests in
this country they were held annually.
The third sacagerfest was held in New
York in 1S52, and many Newark Ger
mans at nded. Below are given ex
tracts fibm the Newark Daily Adver
1er, printed at the time:
June 10. 1852.- -The German glee
clubs of New York will celebrate the
third annual festival in New York
this year on the 19th to 22d of June.
The New York Journal of Commerce
states that the glee clubs from abroad
will be received by the New York
clubs and honored with a torehlight
procession. The principal performfnce
will take place at the Academy of
Music, Fourteenth street, when the
choruses will be sung by over 1,200
male -voices, accompanied by an or
chestra of 100 pieces. On the 22d will
be held a picnic on the Bloomingdale
road, opposite Striker's bay.
June 22.-Third musical jubilee of
German singers, Saturday to Tuesday,
19th to 22d. The execution of the
"Magic Flute" overture by 1,200 voices
was very uncommon and surprising by
the New York clubs and was received
with great applause. The Eintrachts
of Newark sang "Wallislscher Schif
fergesang" In a distinguished manner.
But the most marked performance was
Martin Luther's "Ein Feste Burg Ist
Unser Gott," arranged by Finke. We
felt immediately what religious music
really is-how grand, solemn and sub
lime such a hymn is when performed
by a large orchestra and hundreds of
voices. It was something to be re
membered long. Kossuth was present
during an intermission and was cheer
THE SERPENT'S VENOM.
Mohammedan Legend of the Origin
of the Tobacco Plant.
The prophet was taking a stroll in
the country when he saw a serpent,
stif with cold, lying on the ground.
He compassionately took it up and
warmed it in his bosom. When the
serpent had recovered it said:
"Divine prophet, listen. I* am now
going to bite thee."
"Why, pray?" inquired Mohammed.
"Because thy-race persecutes mine
and tries to stamp it out."
"But does not thy race, too, make
perpetual war against mine?" was the
prophet's rejoinder. "How canst thou,
besides, be so ungrateful and so soon
forget that I saved thy life?" -
"There is no such thing as gratitude
upon this earth." replied the serpent,
"and if I were now to spare thee
either thou or another of thy race
would kill me. By Allah, I shall bite
"If thou hast sworn by Allah, I will
not cause thee to break thy vow," said
the prophet, holding his hand to the
serent's mouth. The serpent bit him,
but he sucked the wound with his lips
and spat the venom on 'the ground.
And on that very spot there sprang
up a plant which combines within it
self the venom of the serpent and the
compassion of the prophet. Men call
this plant by the name of tobacco.
No Wool Over Elm Eyes.
Uncle Abe, a grizzled olid negro, vis
ited a zoological garden. He stood fas
inated before a cage containing a
chimpanzee and could not be inducedi
to move. After awhile the animal
came to the froru: of the cage and Un-I
cle Abe spoke to him.
"Howdy?" he said. "Howdy?"
The chimpanzee not making any re
sponse, Uncle Abe chuckled and
winked at him knowingly.
"Dlat's right; dat's de way ter do!
Doan' you uebber 'gin ter talk. Ef you
does white man put er hoe in yer han'
en meek yer 'suk!" he said.-Harper's
stephen Girard, Hero.
A tablet "in commemoration of the
courage and humanity displayed by
Stephen Girard during the epidemic of
Fyellow fever in the year 1798" in
Girard college in Philadelphia discloses!
a phase of character 'iD the philan
thropist not generally understood. Dur
ing the fever epidemic he geve up his
business. and his luxurious home and
assumed the~ superintendency of a yel
low fever hospital. He teck up the
work others recoiled from and did the
work because it was his duty.
They had quarreled again.
"Perhaps you are not aware," she
said, "that I had over a dozen pro
posals of marriage before I accepted
"And perhaps, madam," he retorted
haughtily, "you are not aware that I
proposed to nearly twenty women be
fore I became acquainted with your
If a man has a quarrelsome tem
per, let him alone. The world will
soon find him employment He will
soon meet with some one stronger than
himself who will repay him better than
you can. A man may fight duels all
his life if hc is disposed to quarrel.
"Can you repeat the Declaration of
Independence?" she asked.
"I used to be able to," he repied,
"but about all I remember of it now
is 'To be or not to be-that is the ques
From the Woods.
A popular soprano is said to have a
voice of fine timbre, a willowy figure,
cherry lips, chestnut hair and hazel
eyes. She must have been raised in
the lumber region.
When We are in a Hunry.
In thess days 01 rush and hurry cour
tey is often forgotten. In the mad pell
ml rush of our life little things are
done to offend that we rather remained
undone. A hastily eaten meal and its
resultant headachee may cause us5 so
cial or financial loss. The wise man or
woman is the one who relieves little
ills of this sort by a little dose of Kodol
For Dyspepsia. ~It digests what you
eat and puts your stomach back into
HE8 AMERICAN FEELING.
Loyalty to the Principle of self
Every American should realize that
the principle of self government is a
higher principle than that of loyalty to
the best sovereign, for It is fidelity to
the highest good of all and to virtue,
ietelligence and God. He who shares
in the government gains in moral dig
nity. His manhood is developed by re
sponsbility. He loves and will main
tain a government in which his own
will and intelligent choice are involved.
He will feel that upon his single arm,
his single voice, his single life, hangs
the preservation of the government
and the national freedom. This Is the
American feeling. It. burns in every
true American breast.
England is the only truly free coun
try of the old world, and the English
man is a free man; but our glory is
that humanity itself, one and -indivisi
ble, may rise to a higher plane with
us than in England. In England the
son treads precisely in the footsteps of
his fathers, and It Is hard for a man to
rise above the dead level of the class
of society In which he was born. There
Is an oppressive weight resting on the
spirit of the lower classes, and as long
as the absolute caste system prevails
to such an unnatural and irrational
extent the gove ament will feel no sin
cere desire to eaucate the people above
their present condition. Here is our
undeniable ground of superiority. Let
us not cast it away by allowing the
really vulgar Idea of material luxury
to overcome and overwhelm. the high
er and nobler good.-James K. Hop
pin in "Old England."
THE GAME OF DRAUGHTS.
So Old That Its Origin Is Lost In the
Mists of Antiquity.
Draughts in some shape or form is
doubtless a very ancient pastime. In
deed, the safest thing to say about it is
that its origin Is lost In the mists of an
tiquity. Representations of persons
playing at a game resembling draughts
are frequently found on ancient Egyp
tian monuments at least 3,000 years
old. The Greeks had a similar game,
from whom possibly it passed to the
Romans. At least the old Roman game
of latrunculi seems to have been a kind
of draughts, though it is doubtful if the
game as now played is very ancient
The game was popular and well known
in France and Spain in the seventeenth
century and was probably played there
and In England centuries before that.
That it was from France the game
came into many of the other countries
is evident from the fact that the French
name-jeu de dames-passed with It.
Dam or damme. wat once the regular
English name for one of the pieces. In
Germany the game is still called dame
spiel, in Holland the board is dambord,
and in Scotland dambrod still survives.
In the United States the less usual
name of chequers, spelled checkers, Is
employed. Polish, Spanish, Italian and
Turkish draughts-are varieties of the
same game. The Polish game, which
has several peculiarities, was Intro
duced in Paris in 1723 and was at first
played on a board of 100 squares with
40 men.--Chambers' Journal.
Ability to "See Everything'.
A New York surgeon, says the In
ernational Journal of Surgery, occa
sionally takes an applicant for a posi
tion on the house stafL' of the hospital
with which he Is connected and bids
him look out of a window and describe
what he sees. Some men practically
see nothing at all; others notice but a
few things, not always the most im
portnt, while the balance appear to
observe everything. It is from among
the latter that the successful candi
date Is commonly chosen. It is to the
men who see everything that every art
and science is Jndebted for whatever
progress they have made, and the sur
geon's method of gauging the probable
value of a young man's service has
nothing in It that is 4rivial and unish
The Ideal Camera.
.The Ideal camera for naturalist pur
poses Is one of the reflex type, in which
the photographer can see his object
the size of It will be reproduced on his
plate, the .right way up--and can see
it until the moment of exposure. Such
a camera with a long bellows and a
lens -which is intended for a plate at
least one size larger than the plate
he is using in his camera and also pro
died with a curtain shutter which
wrks just in front of the plate, with
speeds varying from a time exposure
up to one two-thousandth part of a
second, Is the kind of Instrument used
by most of the naturalist photogra
phers whose work appears in print.
RED OR GREEN.
Color Troubles of the Color Blind
It is well known that the poet Whit
tier was color blind and unable to dis
tinguish red from green. He once
bought for himself a necktie which he
supposed to be of a modest and suit
able olive tint and wore it once. He
never wore It again, for his friends
soon made him aware that it offended
against the tr':ditional quietness of
costume enjoined alike by the habits
of the Friends and by his own taste.
The tie was of flaming scarlet.
On another occasion, when he found
a little girl in distress on account of
a new gown, made over from her elder
sister's, which was not becoming to
her coloring and complexion, he tried
to console her.
"I wouldn't mind what a rude boy
says about It, Mary," he said kindly.
"Thee looks very well indeed in it,
like an oread, Mary, dressed all in
Unfortunately, Mary was not dressed
in green. She was red haired, and her
dress was red. That was the trouble.
Once, on a day in mid-March, when
out walking with a Friend and deeply
engaged In conversation, Mr. Whittier
approached too near for safety to a
place where blasting was going on.
The danger signal was shown, but
neither Friend noticed it until a work
man, violently waving his arms and
shouting, leaped before them and
warned them back.
"I didn't see the flag at all," said
Mr. Whittier's companion.
"I saw it," rejoined the poet, with
a twinkle In his eye, "but I thought it
was In honor of St. Patrick. Thee
knows my defect. I can't tell Erin
from explosions except by the harp!"
The society Way,
The man looked at the card lazily.
"Just say that I'm not at home," he
ordered the maid.-Louisville Courier
Journal. __ _ _ _ _ _ _
If thou knowest how to use money It
will become thy handmaid. If not, It
wil becmeo thy master.-DodorusJ.
A CURIOUS PROBLEM.
The Trembling Pillar at Reims a
Puzzle to Architects.
The famous trembling pillar at Reims
presents a -curious problem to archi
tects. The Church of St. Nicalse is sur
rounded with pillars constructed to
prevent the walls from straining. At
the entrance of the church is a bell
tower. On one of the bells In this tow
er the phenomenon of the trembling
pillar depends. When this bell Is rung
or even touched the top of this pillar
It goes and returns about seven
inches on each side, although the base
of the pillar Is immovable, and the
stones are so firmly cemented that it
seems like a solid piece of stone.
An authority who states that no
satisfactory solution of this peculiarity
has been gives writes: "What is very
singular .s that, although the four bells
are about the same distance from the
trembling pillar, only one of them has
any effect on it The others may be
rung singly or all together without
In 1775 a little window was made in
the roof of the church opposite the pil
lar. A board was placed on top of the
pillar, and on it were put two glasses
of water. Then the bell wais rung. Im
mediately the pillar began to sway,-and
at the fifth stroke of the bell the two
glasses were thrown off.
The ringing of this bell has no effect
on the pillars between the phenomenal
one and the tower nor on any of the
others, but formerly it was the first pil
lar which swayed, then it became im
movable, and some years ago the one
next to it became the eccentric one.
Its Manfestations as Viewed by the
World of Science.
Spiritualism is the successor of the
mediaeval occultism and of the older
magic. Today science, without accept
ing Its manifestations, studies them,
and in these troubled waters almost
all the facts upon which the new meta
physics is founded have been fished
up. Like magnetism, It has drawn the
attention of physicians to the phenom
ena of induced sleep and has given
many of the data for the study of hyp
nosis and suggestion. The mediums,
who believe, like the ancient python
esses, that they are possessed by for
eign spirits, have served for the study
of the change of personality and telep
athy. And It has shown that the prod
igies, diabolic and divine, recorded in
all early religions were not so fabu
lous as the critical fancied. At all
events science admits that there Is a
force-call it psychic as Crookes does,
neuric with Baretz, vital with Bara
due or the odic force of Relchenbrach
-a force which can be measured and
described, which leaves Its mark on
the photographic plate, which emanates
from every living being, which acts at
a distance, which saves or destroys.
Plato knew It. Great wizards like Car
dan made use of it. The charlatans
like Cagliostro blundered upon It. The
scientists have the last word.-Every
A Former Russian Statesman.
During the first 'half of Catherine's
reign the leading statesman was Count
Panin, almost the only one of the em
press' advisers who dared to think for
himself. He was the most level- head
ed of her statesmen, and yet we read
concerning him that his Indolence and
sloth were beyond expression. He was
voluptuous by temperament and sloth
ful In system, and to the industrious
Swedish amb-assador, Holker, he once
remarked: "My dear baron, It is evi
dent that you are not accustomed to
affairs of state If you let them Inter
fere with your dinner." In 1778 the
English sanbassador, Harris, wrote to
the British foreign office, "You will not
credit me if I tell you that out of the
twenty-four hours Count Panin only
gives half an hour to the discharge of
his official duties."
In Ma Towns It Has Become the
Great Social Center.
The lodge has become the social cen
ter of many a town. It is so to a
greater degree perhaps in the west
than in the east 'On the plains dis
tances between population centers are
greater, the ties of o14 family acquaint
ance are lacking, the fraternal order is
the one thing that knows no barrier of
wealth or position. The fact that many
of the orders admit men and women to
their membership on the same terms
adds to the strength of the social
claim; It also brings about odd situa
"I am going downtown tonight," re
marked a country town banker one
evening to his wife. "The lodge meets
"That will leave me alone," was the
response, "for Anua" (their one serv
ant) "Is going to loalge too."'
"Yes," agreed the husband. "We be
long' to the same lodge.".
This very equality brings about a
comradeship that in the newer commu
nities makes easier the ways of life.
You have an employee in your office or
store. He works with his coat off, and
through the day you consIder him but
little. You do not ask his opinion or
defer to his judgment. But on lodge
night when you enter the portals-a
lodge door, though It may admit only
to the second floor of an unpainted
frame building, is always a "portal"
you make your obeisance and mystic
signs before a dignified potentate in
robes of red and yellow whom you
recognize as your employee. - C. M.
Harger In Atlantic.
A DROP OF WATER.
It Is a Midget World Teeming With
In a single drop of unfiltered water
may be seen in miniature the tragedy
that goes on perpetually In the world
at large, for in the little drop there is
a whole universe of life, with all Its
terrible and death dealing competition,
with all Its mystery and woe.
It was a French biologist who In
vented the method by which this 't~on
derful state of things is demonstrated.
He called the method the "hanging
drop slide," and it is beautifully sim
pe. A drop of water from the edge of
an ordinary pond is placed in a hol
lowed out space on a small strip of
glass and sealed with a bit of thinner
glass. And now day after day and
night after night the hideous business
going on in that one drop of perfectly
clear and apparently pure water may
Ue watched and studied at the leisure
of the observer.
The drop of water is a world in it
self. Multitudes of animals swim
about in It with plenty of room. The
giant worms with tremendous swish
ing tails, of whose approach one Is
made aware by the confusion and pan-*
ic of the smaller creatures scurrying
out of the way In fear of their lives,
and countless bacteria inhabit that
drop as their permanent and proper
LEGENDS OF OLD MINES.
The Value of the Records of Past.
American mining engineers are fa
miliar with speculative schemes, bas
ed upon the real or supposed former
productiveness of the mines upon
which they are starte. To say noth
ing of such enterprises as that of Rich-.
ard Burton, who thought he had .redis
covered in Egypt the sources of Solo
mon's treasure (itself somewhat myth
ical), there are more recent instances
in a,-Lidance. The *oks of Hum
boldt and Waid on Mexico gave rise
in the first half of the nineteenth cen
tury to an immense and disastrous in
vestment of English capital in the un
watering of old Mexican gold and sil
ver mines on the strength of reports
from "government archives," showing
their immense production and sundry
legends, accounting for their temporary
abandonment. In the prospectuses of
such schemes, references to pestilence,
war, quarrels among owners, etc., as
the causes of the Interruption of an al
most incredibly profitable business are
well known features.
No doubt all pncient evidence, wheth
er historical or legendary, has its value
for mining enterprises, but it is well to
bear in mind that Mexican miners did
not usually leave rich ore when they
stopped working a mine, and there Is
another proposition, applicable to many
mines outside of Mexico, yet too often
overlooked-namely, the record of past
production is a measure not of what Is
left, but of what is not left, in the ore
deposit of a mine.-Engineering and
GOOD CHEER AT MEALS.
The Value of Laughter as an Aid to
Nothing else will take the place of
good cheer and laughter at meals or
any other time in the home. There Is
a vital connection between amiability
and digestion-between good cheer and
assimilation. Laughter Is the best
friend the liver has and depression .or
melancholia its worst enemy. Numer
ous experiments have shown that mirth
and cheerfulness stimulate the secre
tion of the gastric juices and are pow
erful aids to digestion. Yet, knowing
this, many of us sit as gloomy and ab
sorbed at the table as at a funeral.
In many homes scarcely a word Is
-spoken at meals outside of requests for
an article of food.
The meal hour ought to mean some
thing besides supplying a mere animal
function. The bell which calls the
family to th6 table ought to be the sig
nal for a good time generally, when
all cares should be thrown off and ev
erybody appear at-his best It ought
to signalize 'the time for mirth and
laughter. It ought to be looked for
ward to by the members of the fami
ly as the recess or nooning Is looked
forward to by pupils in school as a let
up from the strenuous life.-OrLson
Swett Marden in Success Magazine.
THE DESERT MIRAGE.
An Explanation of This. Peeulia
Freak of - Nature.
One of nature's true wonders-one
upon which much has been written,
but which is yet not understood when
its varied phenomena are considered
is the desert mirage. Travelers in the
arid regions of the western and south
western United States tell wondrous
tales concerning the spectral pictures
wbich the desert mirage has presented
for their inspection. Cool sheets of wa
ter and waving trees and grassy
swards appear where all Is known to
be parched earth and burning sands.
Occasionally a mountain range will ap
pear on what is known to be a bound
less stretch of level plain, or a herd of
deer, cattle or other nimals will be
seen -apparently contentedly grazing
on the glassy surface of the atmos
phere. Cities are occasionally seen
hundreds of miles from civilization,
and phantom ships have been known
to loom up against the sky and appear
as real vessels to persons who lived
so far away from the waters that they
had never taken the trouble to visit the
seacoast and who had never seen a
The explanation of the mirage, as
usually given, is as follows:
The sand, being intensely hot, causes
the layers of air which rest upon it to
become greatly rarefied,-and under cer
tain circumstances this layer is quite
distinct from the denser stratum a few
inches or feet above it-just as if It
were a sheet of water upon which oil
rested. It isa this rarefied stratum of.
air which acts as a reflector and pic
tures to the eye those curious inverted
A WILDERNESS OF TREES.
Inaccessible Forests That Abound In
Nearly all of the northern and east
ern part of Guatemala is covered with
a dense tropical forest, consisting of
mahogany, different kinds of cedar,
chicle and other hard woods. Along
streams down which logs can be float
ed much of the mahogany has been
cut, but as yet very little of the other
woods have been marketed. This is es
pecially true of the departments of Pe
ten, Alta Verapaz and Izabal
Most of the forests still belong to the
government, and the usual method of
securing the timber is by concession,
by which a certain number of trees are
cut at a given price per tree, or a stip
ulated sum is paId for the timber on a
given tract It Is not an easy matter
to get titles to large tracts of land in
Guatemala, as it is discouraged by the
government. These concessions are not
usually granted for a longer period
than nyve years. Sometimes it is stipu
lated that if a certain number of trees
are cut during that time they must be
The pine forests are limited, being in
the mountainous country principally
and inaccessible. Most of the lumber
used comes fiom the United States,
principally from California. The for
ests of this country are generally so
inaccessible that the railroad compa
nies Import nearly all their ties and
even import coal, because it is dificult
for them to get enough firewood.-New
Mr. City Boarder was being enter
tained by his rural sweetheart.
"Do you play and sing 'When the
Cows Arc In the Corn,' Miss Milky
"Lord bless you, no:" she ejaculated;
"I get the dogs and chase 'em out"
Mrs. Meeds-And did your husband
die a natural death?
Mrs. Weeds-No, he died suddenly.
Mrs. Meeds-What was there unnat
ural about that?
Mrs. Weeds-Why, poor, dear .Tohn
was the slowest man that ey~er liyed
His Work Ranges From a Neede ta
"There is. perhaps, no other trad4
and very few professions," writes Wil
liam Haddow in the Technical World
Magazine, "that require the high ordei
of Intelligence, the study, the applica
tion, the real hard headed commor
sense, the surgeon's delicacy of touch
for instance, In fitting of fine work
that the machinist's trade demands t<
give the excellent work and the inter
':h:ngeability of parts found in th
i:!odern rifle or sewing machine. Th
range of his work is from a needle t<
a battleship; from automatic machin
ery that 'would talk French had it ont
more movement' to -measuring ma
chines guaranteed not to vary mon
than the fifty-thousandth part of al
inch from the absolute. This precisioi
will perhaps be better appreciated whei
It is remembered that 150 times thi!
limit of variation is only equal to thi
diameter of the average human hair
Standard plug and ring gauges, to tak4
a specific example, are so accuratel]
fitted to each other than the expansiox
due to the warmth of the hand, if th<
plug be held In it for a few moments
will make it impossible to insert th4
plug In the ring, while if the ring bi
expanded in the same way the plu
will drop clear through it
"When the machinist has becom4
skillful enough to fulfill the above re
quirements he may receive from $2.54
per day up to whatever he can mak4
himself worth and prove it" -
With a Little Care They May Easill
Msuny a good.plcture that has looke4
dark and dirty for years from havini
been exposed to the dust can easily b
cleaned and freshened in a very sim
pIe way. The picture should be takei
from its frame and dusted carefull:
with a soft cloth. Peel a large potati
and cut it In half, go over the wholl
picture with a sponge that has beei
dipped in tepid .water, then with th
flat side of the potato rub the serfac
of the picture with a light circula
movement, being careful not to pres
too heavily on the canvas. The potat
will soon begin to loosen the dirt an,
the colors underneath will begin t
show brighter. When all the stain
and dirt have been removed the pi<
tare should be sponged again in warx
water, care being taken to wash o1
any starch that may have been lef
from the potato.
In case the picture Is badly cracke
as little water as possible should b
used, as It is apt to ooze under th
paint and do some injury. -
Many oil paintings are injured by th
daniness from the walls on whic
they are hung. The dampness is a;
to cause the canvas to, decay, an
there are few canvases made to resis
its attacks. To prevent this particula
form of decay the back of the canva
should be painted when perfectly dr
with white lead.
Foley & Co., Chicago, originatE
Hodey and Tar as a throat and lun
remedy, andon account of the gre
merit and popularity of Foley's Hone
and Tar many imitations are - offere
for the genuine. These worthless im
tations have similar sounding name
Beware of them. The genuine Foley
Honey and Tar is in yellow packag<
Ask for it and- refuse any substitute.
is the best remedy for coughs and cold
Sold at Tne Arant Co Drug Store.
The quality and quantity of silk pr<
duced by your silkworms will all di
pend on how you feed them. Tc
much food should not be given at oned
but they should never be left entire]
without at any time during the da
or night You must, therefore, wate
carefully to get an idea of their appi
tite and provilde accordingly, say
Home Chat. Fresh m'ulberry leave
are the proper food for silkworms, bi
i at any time these are not procurab)
young lettuce leaves are the 'best sul
stitute, but they are only a stop gal
Silkworms cannot live for a long pt
rod wIthout their natural food.
A Rfeh Man.
Standards of prosperity vary in di:
ferent parts of the country, but thi
of Captain Jack is purely local-to hin
self. The old man. came out of hi
cottage door one morning and disco3
ered some ne'er-do-well neighbors dis
ging clams in the flat in front of hi
"Dear me, boys," he quavered in
weak, old voice, "don't dig my clam!
There's Abel Wyman over there acros
the cove; he has ham for breakfast el
ery morning in the year. Go ove
there and dig his clams, boys."
His Awful Mistake.
"Young man," said her father, "d
you smoke cigarettes?".
"I should say not," declared th
youth hastily. "I would consider
disgraceful to be seen with one of th
vile things in my mouth. I think a:
cigarette smokers should be jailec
Why do you as%, sir?"
"Thought perhaps you could let m
have one," said the old man pointed13
" smoke 'em myself."-London Telf
Ask any "JAP" that you may see,
"Why the Czar with Bear behind,
had to climb a tree.
The Yanks, God bless the Yank!
They gave us Rocky Mountain Tea
Sold by Dr. W. E. Brown & Co.
A Swiss Dainty That Is Made of Pre
Last summer I ate genuine Swis
chirschmus twenty years old. It taste
like a concentration of all the richnes
and sweetness of the most perfec
cherries. In appearance it was a pum
pish black mass. Age had not impaix
ed it in the least.
Upon inquiry I learned how thi
cherry concoction, with its wonderfu
preserving quality, is made. The chei
ries used must be perfect-very larg<
ripe, juicy black ones and, above all
The juice of them pressed out an<
strained through a bag is put in:
large preserving kettle, at the bottoll
of which is placed a piece of smoke<
por fastened to a block of wood. Th~
wood serves as a weight to keep th
fat down and prevent the juice fror
burning as it thickens.
The cherry juice is boiled for abou
twentyfour hours without sugar, bu
stirred from time to time until i
becomes a mass of sweetness so firn
and thick that it would not fall if th
kettle were inverted.
That is all, a simple process, but th
result is delicious. This chirschmus i
in general use in Switzerland with th
susse anke" (sweet butter) and brea(]
-Londn TLadies' World.
THE RELIANCE LIFE INSURANCE COU
Has complied with the State laws of 44 different States, confines its operation
to the United States. Issues every conceivable form of insurance and has a
number of attractive features that have never been embodied in any other con
Is the Only Company that Issues the Famous
1st. It provides for cash loans; 2d. Cash values; 3d. Incontestible-after one
year; 4th. Pai&up values; 5th. Thirty days' grace after the 'first premium is
paid:. 6th. Extended values; 7th. The paid up values participate in dividends
8th. It basa -
Total and Permanent Disability Clause,
That is if the insured becomes totally disabled by disease or accident the pre
mium ceases and the policy is automatically paid up for face value, the privilege
and benefit remaining the same as if -the premiums had been regularly paid by
the insured. 9th. It also provides thatif the policy-holder should-make tea
payments on the 20 yment plan and cease paying premiums the company will
pay his estate $1,000 for every $1,000 applied for should the insured death occur
during the second 10year period and will not deduct a single premium from the
face of the policy. 10th. Should the insured continue to pay his premiums dur
ing the second 10-year period and if death should occur during the aond 10
years the company will add every premium to the face of the policy that has
been paid-during this period and Day it in cash plus the face of the- policy.
11th. This policy can only be-obtained from
Reliance Life of Pittsburg,
the company having the LARGEST ORIGINAL SURPLUS to policy-holders
of any COMPANY IN THE WORLD-A SURPLUS OVER THE RESERVE
AND -ALL OTHER LIABILITIES OF OVER ONE MILLION EIGHT
HUINDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Its Board of Directors is composed of recognized financial ability and busi
ness integrity, it is officered by practical and experienced insurance men.
The right man can secure a position by applying to
JAMES H. REED, President
Reliance Life tnsurance Co.
If You Were Asked
to give your reasons for believing that the -
Home Life Insurance Co. of New. York -
is one of the best companies, you would probably answer because is is
t Old, Strong and, Reliable!
BECAUSE it ss more than a generation sinee t waschartered.
BECAUSE its business from the outset has been ably and conservatively
managed, and its growth has been healthy.
BECAUSE its investments hive always been prudently made, and it
financial affairs-kept well in hand.
D BECAUSE of tihe high character of the securities it has always held.
. BECAUSE the Poliey-Holders have been. most amply protected, all olaims
t having been promptly ani honestly settled.
i s this 'not the Company o recommend-to your friends?
This is -what the best known papers have to say:
Bonest company found at last by the insurance investigators. Home Life Is sq.uare. -
Haven Union, 12-11-05.
The good record made by the Home Life on Friday stood the test of further exmuition
yesterday.-N. Y. World, 12-12-05.
Home Life fought shy of hbgh bances. Insurance company found with clear bflD.-Wash
ington Times, 12-11-05.
Mr. Hughes was moved to make this comment: "You have apparently 74QO,0O insurane
in force; howAl it possible for you to do 3ll that business with all your accountsOh yorbooks"
d -N. Y. Times, 1-9.9-05.
g The Home Life supplied one of the marvels of the present investigation,-an Insurance
company without any obvious scandals.-N..Y. Tribune, 12-12-.
tThe investigating committee bast at last found one company with what Is apparently a per
yfectly clean record.-N. .Y/Commercial, 12-12-05.
d. Mr. Hughes tailed to bring out a single questionable transaction.--N.Y. Sun,s12-12-O6
- Inquisitor Hushes finds -one insurance company that ~benents patrons.-Clncinnatl Post
S Honietyn fome in aniYuanecompany.N "yellow dog" fund. No campag or legls
the Astron Committe this morng r Hughe sged s opeless"H aetda
mighty smaln crop of admissions.-Evening sun. N. Y.. 1s-11-O5.
The Horne Life Insurance Co.
of New York is one of the strong and reliable fmnandial institutions of the
- country. Its successful career of over FORTY-FOUR YEARS has been
-the result of careful and'eonservative management and honorable dealing
Swith its Poliey -holders.
THE HOM LIFE of New York is one of the strong, reliable financial
institutions of the country. Its successful career of over FORTY-FOUR
~YEARS has been the result of careful management and honorable dealing
Y with its Policy-holders.
Li Forfurther information write to
S. E. INGRAM,
5 ~- Manning, S.G
Diidendz Apportione4 Ev'ery Tear.
S. E. iNGRAM, District Agent,
Manning, S. C.
WILSON BROS., General Agents,
- Columbia. S. C.
r lIT ' ~ H ave on hand a nice lot of Horses and Mules,
~Y l~v Ahich mustbe sold between this and thie 1st of
i piand we are receiving for our ;spring trade
> one Carload of the celebrated
TiisH ackney Buggies..
Tiisthe best Buggy that has ever been sold on this market.
-Come while they are fresh -and select one-for beauty and comfort,
Sas well as durability. We are also receiving.
and will be able to satisfy all purchasers who will place their trade with us.
Also,.a fine assortment of One and Two-horse Wagons, made by the Hackney
and Piedmont people, the best manufacturers in the South. Also full line of
Harness, Double and Single, Slip Gear for wagons; Collars, Brils Whips,
etc. -We thank the peol for teir liberal trade to us in the past, adwill en
deavor to act so in the fture as to maintainl their confidence and support.
W. P. H awkins & Co.
A passenger service unexcelled for luxury
and comfort, equipped with the latest Pullman
Dining, Sleeping and Thoroughfare Cars. f
For rates, schedule, maps or any informa
tion, write to
WM. J. CRAIG,
Gleneral Passenger Agent.
urlmin-en, N. C'