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S. L. I RASNOFF, W#00
Youg Huseeenes othi
Are often in doubt as to the proper arrangements of their
households. and the right place where to get the right
goods for the proper arrangements of the house. It is
very important for beginners to be careful in their selec
tions. as mistakes are very costly, especially for people
of small means.
It has been our motto in all cases to give the inex
perienced our best advice and furnish them with goods
mostly needed for the least money. Being in the furni
ture business for a number of years, and having done
business with the most successful housekeepers in this
community, has taught us many good lessons as to what
is mostly needed for the comfort and good arrangement
of a nice home, and being a mechanic by trade, of many
years actual work at the bench, enables us to know the
merits of good constructed furniture.
The th6usands of satisfied customers will freely at
test to the high grade of goods they are able to get here
and the reasonable prices they have got it. We are.proud
of the fact that since we have entered the furniture busi
ness here it is not necessary to have to order goods from
the larger cities, as we carry the most expensive goods
in the State. We have sold many single pieces at $50 and
$75, and suits up to $250, which is more than any town
three times the size can boast of.
We do not wish to gain your trade by high-fraized
advertisements, we ask you to come and see for yourself,
for it takes the-naked-eye to percive what language fails
to express, and it will fully pay you to come an. look
over our line before you buy.
Hard times with you, make it hard with us, and to
meet the emergencies we have reduced our prices consid
erably, in order to enable you to buy, and us to raise
money to meet our obligations, so we promise you good
goods for cheap prices.
!. L.R A SIN OFF,
8 THE FURNITURE MAN.
"Uncle Billy's Favorite Blend"
of Selected MVoyune, Ceylon
IS THE BEST ARTICLE AT THE PRICE EVER OFFERED
By a special arrangement we have purchased a fine stock of
the above excellent varieties and through scientific blending we
are enabled to offer a superior article of tea at
Only 50c. Per Pound.
We have it in two distinct blends-one for icing and the
other for drinking hot. Enough said. A trial will do the rest.
T?OU'LL FIND IT AT
Purveyors of Palate Ticklers.
daily receiving additions to our stock. and it is our intention to bring the
herightest and most attractive goods to be had for the money, no matter where
we may have to go get them. We want to call your attention to our ine stock
CROCKERY, 6LASSWAR E.
TINWARE, AND AGATEWARE.
We hav e eerything in open stock, no need to buy sets, you can get one
piece or as many piees as youi want at the very lowest possible price. Our con
tiuned sales of
COOK STOVES AND RANGES
is an evidence of the splendid values we are giving in these goods. The excel
leut cooking qualities of the 0. K. Stove or Range, their handsome and massive
appearance, their elegant proportions of their makeup, the favorable impression
inde by tnem as compared with other stoves all go towards helping us make
sales Anyone with a critical eye can readily judge when they once see our
0. K. Prince Stove at $12.50, or our 0. K. Duke at $15.50. Why they are so
poular we will appreciate a call from any housekeeper who has never seen
these stoves and will take pleasure in show~ing where they so far excell others.
non't forget to harvest your hay crop this year the first favorable weather. If
von have not got a Mower come and see us at once, we have Mowers and Rakes
that do the work any where that machinery can be used, and often where others
SYRACUSE TWO-HORSE PLOWS.
We have all sizes of these well-known and popular pilows.
AMERICAN FIELD FENCING.
We have a large tock of this well-knowni feneing. Let us figure and
.ow you how cheaply you can fence your pasture or farmt. and raise cattle and
miake'money while yeu sleep. veytuyor.
Manning Hardware Co.
SEE THE DERBY ONCE.
The Horse Race incident Is by Long
Odds the Least of It.
It is a matter of twenty odd miles
from London to Epsom, in whose vi
cinity the historie r:ce course lies, and
samnples of tlmost every curious thing
there is in ohl England are to he seen
along the various roadways. if there
were but one road to Epsom, half of
the prxession that starts from Lon
don on the morning of Derby day
would be left struggling in the out
skirts of the city long after the great
race had been run. Eut there are
many, though lone too many, since
each is packed to the point of discom
fort from early dawn until far into the
The Derby is a thing for the foreign
er to see once and ever afterward to
hold in grateful memory, because it is
an experience that could never repeat
itself to the satisfaction of the mere
onlooker. Primarily it is, of course,
a horse race, but the race, which occu
pies such a fleeting breath of time, is
by long odds the least of it. Other
wise it is an expression of Britishism
such as may not be witnessed upon
any other occasion. It is the one day
in the year, I believe, on which Eng
lish society levels itself out upon the
first principle of the brotherhood of
man. "Rich man, poor man, beggar
man, thief, doctor, lawyer, merchant.
chief," without distinction and with
perfect camaraderie, come together
with the evident if unconscious pur
pose of proving that to be merely Brit
ish is all that any true Briton can rea
The foreigners are the only specta
tors. Everybody else is "in the cast,"
as it were, and it is difficult to judge
whether the king. with his nobles and
their bevy of brilliantly attired ladies,
or the coster in his donkey cart, with
"the missus and the kids." is the lead
ing actor. Perhaps it would be bet
ter to call it a variety show and to de
cide that each in his "turn" is a star
in his own particular performance.
MOHAMMED'S BLOODY HAND
istory of the Imprint on a Pillar In
the Chrrch of St. Sophia.
In the course of our exploration in
Constantinople we visited a building
in an obscure and poor quarter of
Stamboul inhabited solely by Moham
It is called the Mosque Kahrie, but
it is or was a church dedicated to the
Blessed Virgin. The beauty of the
o'sque ceiling and walls not even cen
turies of neglect have been able to ob
When we returned to the great
Church of St. Sophia, now a mosque,
and saw again the print of the bloody
hand of Mohammed, which is pointed
out high up on the wall of that once
Christian church, we understand its
significance better than we had at first
Mohammed II. after advancing his
outposts gradually and stealthily had
finally, as if in a night, crossed the
Bosporus from Asia and raised his
forts on the European side of the
stream. Just the day before, on a
trip up the Bosporus, we had seen the
uins of those fortifications.
The rulers of the c'ty had protested
in vain against this encroachment.
hen the Moslems finally attacked
the city the Christians fied in terror to
St. Sophia. An ancient legend, firmly
believed, promised that this sanctuary
as absolutely safe.
Mohammed proved the fallacy of
their trust by breaking down the doors,
urdering- those who had sought safe
t there, men, women and children
o many of them that finally, forcing
his horse over the great pile of dead
bodies, away up on the side of a pillar
e planted his bloody hand on the
lear wall in token of his victory over
the Christians. That, gory hand still
overshadows the fairest portion of
southeastern Europe.--Rosary Maga
Deaths Fromn Appendicitis
decrease in the same ratio that the use
f Dr. King's New Life Pills increases.
They save you from danger and bring
nick and painless release from consti
pation and the ills growing out of it.
strength and vigor always follow their
ase. Guarnteed by Druggist. 25c. Try
Lhem. Sold at The Arant Co.Drug store.
TiRE IVORY MARKETI
usks by the Acre Exhibited at the
Big London Docks.
One of the sights of London is the
rreat ivory floor at the London docks,
where previous to and during the pe
riodical sales ivory may be seen liter
lly by the acre, for the tusks are laid
out in lots on the floor of one of the
great warehouses for inspection by in
tending purchasers. For weeks previ
ous to the actual sale the special staff
of the ivory department has been busy
riaring the various consignments
nd :trauging them according to the
sizes and ouality and classing them
into the various grades, each of which
has some particular use for which it is
There is practically no waste in the
manufacturing of articles from ivory.
The smallest chip is not thrown away,
but carefully preserved to be utilized
for some purpose. Even the shavings
from the turning 'down of a billiard
ball have a market value for use in in
aid work. Consequently the lots in an
ivory sale by no means consist of
tusks and sections of tusks alone, but
include the residue from mat~y previous
sales. Buyers purchase the particular
class that they require for their own
individual industry and subsequently
return what in most other materials
would be waste to be resold to manu
facturers of a different class of goods.
Though there is "no waste," oddly
enough the most important considera
tion, from di buyer's point of view, is
how much waste" will a certain lot
produce in the course of transforming
it into his own particular line. Thus
a lot that would be dear to one would
be a gift to another, and vice versa.
The mos~t valuable class of ivory is
that suitable for making billiard balls.
To conform to the requirements the
tusk must be perfectly sound and
solid, without the slightest suspicion
of a crack or flaw, and, moreover, they
must measure only a trifle more than
the T'eguation size billiard ball or
they will cut to waste, from the manu
facturers' point of view. On the arriv
al of a consignment of unworked ele
phant ivory from abroad the first prep
aration for the sale floor consists of a
thorough cleaning of the Interior or
hollow part of the tusk. This Is done
by means of wads attached to long
sticks. The exact length of the hollow
is thereby revealed, and In addition
cracks and flaws that cannot be ob
served on the exterior are at times dis
losed. Soundness is the one thing
tat sways every class of buyer; flaws
mean waste; waste means resale at a
lowe fin-r per'naud.
Hi1s Whirlwind of Speculation In the
In 1s53 a little party of gold seekers
with a meager outfilt of horses and
wagous started for California from the
village of'Racine, Wis. in command
of this adventurous expedition was a
young mani who took with him his wife
and infant daughter. His unme was
E. J. Baldwin and he made a wise
choice in shaking from his restless feet
the dust of a tamer civilization. IIe
needed a larger theater of act ion for his
pent-up and surging activities. While
trailing through the mountains of U1tah
the pioneers were attacked by Indians,
who were beaten off during a six hour
fight in which young Baldwin killed
their chief. After six months of hard
ship the party reached Hangtown (later
called Placerville), in California.
Here Baldwin tarried and began
placer mining. Ile appears to have
been no more than an ordinary red
shirted argonaut. meeting the ups and
downs of mining luck until the dis
covery of the Comstock lode at Virgin
ia City. Thither he drifted and discov
cred- that his natural bent was gam
bling with the mines that other men
had opened. Amid a whirlwind of
speculation he fought his way with
such success that he loomed from the
smoke in a few months as "Lucky"
Baldwin, the man who had cleaned up
i,500,000 in the gigantic deals in the
stock of the Ophir mines. .
San Francisco va: the Mecca of
those lucky sons or otune who were
rearing a great city by the (lden
Gate. As a stock and mining speCnla
tor "Lucky" Baldwin shone respen
dent, but he was also a loyal son of
San Francisco. He built hotels and
theaters and business blocks even
while le was amazing that far from
conservative community by madly
In a very lucid interval he bought all
the Spanish grants he could find near
Los Angeles and there spent a million
in making this ranch of his not only a
splendidly productive property, but al
so one of the most beautiful estates
ever laid out in this or any other coun
try. It was his hobby, his pet, and he
planted miles of avenues with noble
shade trees and made wonderful trop
ical gardens, surrounding his home by
a'paradise of vernal beauty.-Ralph D.
Paine in Outing Magazine.
"TELL IT TO THE MARINES."
Pepys' Version of the Origin of the
Expression by Charles IL
The saying. "Tell it to the marines,"
is traced to Pepys, the author of the
famous "Diary," and it is said by him
to have originated with Charles II. of
England. "It so befell," as the story
goes, "that his light hearted majesty,
with an exceedingly bored expression
on his swarthy face, was strolling in
the shade with the ingenious Mr.
Pepys, secretary to the admiralty. "I
had speech yester'en at Deptford,' said
Mr. Pepys, 'with the captain of the
Defryance, who hath lately returned
from the Indies and who told me the
two most wonderful things that ever,
I think, I did hear in my life.' Among
the stories told were of fish flying In
the air. 'Fish flying in the air!' ex
claimed his majesty. 'Ha, ha! A quaint
:onceit, whieh 'twere too go'od to spoil
WI' keeping. What ho, sir'-he turned
ad l~eckoned the colonel, Sir William
[iligrew of the newly raised mari
tme regiment of foot, who was fol
owing in close conversation with the
Duke of York-'we would discourse
with you on a matter touching your
wn element What say you, colonel,
to a man who swears he hath seen
fishes to fly in the air?'
"'I should say, sire," returned the
sea soldier simply, 'that the man hath
sailed in southern seas, for when your
majesty's business carried me thither
f late I did frequently observe more
flying filush in one hour than the hairs
f my head in number.'
"Old Rowley glanced narrowly at the
olonel's frank, weather beaten face.
Then, with a laugh, he turned to the
"'Mr. Pepys,' said he, 'from the very
ature of their calling no class of our
subjects can have so wide a knowledge
f seas and lands as the officers and
men of our loyal maritime regiment
enceforth 'ere ever we cast doubts
upon a tale that lacketh likelihood we
will first tell it to the marines.'"
Army and Navy Journal.
Your stomach churns and digests the
food you eat and if foul, or torpid, or
out of order, your whole system suffers
from blood poison. Hollister's Rocky
ountain Tea keeps you well. 35 cents,
Tea or Tablets.' Dr. W. E. Brown &
BAD SLEEP!NG HABITS.
Snoring~. Gr::i:.- te Teeth ar
Man is4 tihe vi'tun1 or bad habits In
his sleep as: well: ::s in his waking
bous. So ti'e;::i. : are some o
these bad e-aliti.: o:- see that they
blige wife as:d !husbaid to occupy
separate rooms,. e'veni :t thaces causing
Snorhng is'~ c: .'wrs the commonest
if not the wo.-d Ksee ;'s had habits.
Snoring toay bv re:a'di:d. There are a
dozen patetede acier tht. holding
the mouth shiut tight., prevent the
Grinding the teeth is a disagreeable
habit of sleep. It i.s ianpossible to sleep
in the same room wvith any one who
emits at irregular intervals this hide
>us sound. The trick is said to be in
:urable, but a rubber cap worn on the
teeth renders the grinding almost
Nervous persons sometimes leap in
their sleep a foot or more In the air,
shakig the bed and the whole room.
Te man who ;jives eight or nine of
these leaps in the course of the night
soon becomes an intolerable bedfellow.
Nerve tonics and exercise should be
prescribed for him.
Nasal whistling is a habit less, easy
to cure than snoring. The sleeper
keeps his moutit closed, but breathes
with a distressing sound through his
nose. The sound resembles a low
thistleanld, heard in the small hours,
is guaraneed to madden.
Great Men Who Drank.
Cato was a hard drinker, while, in
the language of one writer, old Ben
Jonson wvas constantly "pickled." The
poet Savage used to go on the hardest
kinds of "tears," and Rogers observed,
after seeing his own statue, "It is the
first time I have seen him stand
straigtfor many -years." Byron says
of Prson, the gieat- classical scholar,
"I can never ~recollect him except .as
drunk or brutal, and. generally both."
Ken~ts wvas on a spree once that last
ed six months. Horace, Plrato, Aris
tophanes, Euripides, Alcaeus, Socrates
and Ta-sso of the old timers and
Goethe, iSchiller, Addison, Pitt, Fox,
Blakstone, Fielding, Sterne and Steele
were all hard drinkers at interv'als.
A Bridge KCept In Repair by Mussels.
The byssus, or silky beard, by which
the mussel moors itself to.the stone, is
a familiar object of our sea rocks. It
is in its nature like the silk of the silk
worm and exudes in a glutinous thread
from an organ at the base of the foot.
The following is an instance in which
the mooring of the mussel was useful
to effect a purpose which human skill
could not accomplish: A large bridge,
with twenty arches, in the town of
Biddeford, in Devonshire, crosses the
Torridge river near the spot of its
junction with the Taw. The tide flows
so very rapidly here that it was found
impossible to keep the bridge in repair
by means of mortar. The corporation
therefore keeps boats employed in
bringing mussels to it, and the inter
stices of the bridges are filled by hand
with these mussels. ' It is supported
from being driven away by the tide
entirely by the strong threads which
these mussels fix to the stonework, and
by an act or grant it is a crime liable
to transportation for any person to re
move the mussels unless in the pres
ence and by the consent of the c'or
porative trustees.-Scottish Nights.
The Ruling Passion.
No self respecting actor will admit
that his show is not drawing full
houses every night. One of the profes
sion who plays juvenile parts recently
met a leading man on the Rialto. The
leading man was dressed in deep
blp'J. There was a wide band of
crape on his hat, and he had discarded
the patent loather shoes an actor loves
for others of a subdued polish that
spoke of grief.
"What's the matter?" asked the ju
"My father is dead," answered the
leading man in a heartbroken voice.
The juvenile expressed his sympathy.
-When did he die?" he asked.
"Last week. We buried him today
a nice funeral," answered the heart
"Large attendance?" asked the ju
A smile of enthusiastic delight flash
ed over the mourner's face. "Large
attendance!'' he cried. "My boy, we
turned 'em away."-New York News.
"Hail Columbia's" Fi-st Rendition.
"Hail Columbia" was written in 1798
by Joseph Hopkinson when congress,
in session at P.hiladelphia, was debat
ing what attitude to assume in the
struggle between France and England.
Party feeling ran high, and the air
was surcharged with patriotic enthusi
asm. A young actor In the city .who
was about to have a benefit came to
Hopkinson in despair and said that
twenty boxes remained unsold, and it
looked as if the proposed benefit would
prove a failure. If Hopkinson would
write him'a patriotic song adapted to
the tune of "The President's March,"
then popular, It would save the day.
The following afternoon the song was
ready. It was duly advertised, the
house was packed, and in wild enthusi
asm the song was encored and re-en
One Side of the Mouth.
Did you ever meet a stranger who
talked from one side of his mouth,
usually in an undertone and with his
eyes wandering while talking? The
man's manner Is not an indication that
e is weighing his words or has some
thing important to tell. It is almost a
sure sign that he has spent years in
ail. This manner of talking is ac
uired in prison, where conversation
among prisoners is prohibited and
where the men have to talk out of one
side of their mouths in order to prevent
the keeper from noticing that conversa
tion is going on. The habit sticks to
the convicts for years after -they get,
out.-New York Press.
One at a Time.
Women do not mass as well as men
do. They lose by aggregation. A street
car full of women makes walking seem
ttrative. A regiment of men is pleas
ing. A regiment of women would be
isturbing. So there are some flowers
hat, although individually charming,
o not bunch well. Taken in large
roups, women are objectionable. It Is
s individuals or in small squads that
they are so incomparably interesting.
Two Points of View.
On one occasion, at a party given by
Sir John Millais, Lady Halle rose to
play the violin, when to her intense
amusement she heard Landseer ex
claim: "Good .gracious! A woman
playing the fiddle!" On the other hand,
an old fashioned nobleman when he
saw a gentleman sit down to the piano
contemptuously remarked, "I wonder
if the creature can sew."
Going to a Lecture.
Jaggsby (2 a. m.)-I shay, offisher, is
thish-hic-Blanik street? Policeman
Yes. Jaggsby-Wish you'd-hic-d'rect
ie to 411. Goin' to-hic-'tend lecture
there. Policeman-What! Attend a
lecture at this hour of the morning?
Iaggsby-Yes. Thashs where I-hic
live, an' I'm married. Shee?-Chicago
Cholly Nowitt - D'ye know, Miss
Smart, though I've only just met you,
there seems to be a sort of intellectual
sympathy between us. You know just
how to appeal to my tastes, you see.
Are you a literary woman? Dolly
Smart-No; I'm a kindergarten teacher.
Nurse (to fond mother of celebrated
musical prodigy)-Please, mum, is Mas
ter Willy to 'ave 'Is morning sleep or
go on wiv 'is Sixteenth Sympherny?
If thou faint in the day of adversity
thy strength is small.-Book of Prov
Dancing Proves Fatal.
Many men and women catch colds at
dances which terminate in pneumonia
nd consumption. After exposure, if
Foley's Honey snd Tar is taken it will
break up a cold and no serious results
need be feared. Refuse any but a gen
uine in a yellow package. Sold by The
Arant Co. Drug store.
They Lov-e Dante.
A. magnificent upper chambers of the
municipal palace (the Palazzo Vecchio)
in Florence Is set apart -in memory'o
the great poe t Dante. To it-each ofdthe
sixtynine provinces and all of the lar
ger cities and towns of united Italy
have contribute&. a banner eli.Alsfn
or. There arenover 300 ofijthese bani
ners in all, and,the donors' in eage;
emulation, hiave ti-ied to make each -
feing inore beautIful than the others.
The banners are of'the.'lifferinig colors
of the provinces-and bear their arms in
exquisite embroidery or in paintings
by the first living artists. The fervor
of the hiomage .pald here to the immor
tal Italian poet stiranthe heart of 'even
the passing stranger.W e
pj'u rd tfi..td
Tobacco the "National Flower."
If the great republic must have a
flower, why not adopt the tobaceo
plant (Nicotiana tabacum)? It is a na
tive of this country and was first
found in Virginia. There is nothing
sectional or local about the plant, be
cause today it is grown in most of the
states from Florida and Louisiana to
Connecticut and is now used In every
nation on the globe, civilized and bar
barian, If it is possible to obtain it. It
is not commonly known that the to
bacco plant bears a very pretty pink
blossom, which might come into the
flower gardens but for its rank and
disagreeable odor. The Indian corn, or
maize, is another plant indigenous to
the United States and was found in
use as food by the Indians from Vir
ginia to Massachusetts. But if we
must have a flower that is esteemed as
such without regard to any economic
considerations or utilitarian qualities,
'why not adopt the laurel (Laurus lati
folia), mountain laurel or broad leaf
laurel?-New Orleans Picayune.
Vegetables and Fruits.
The term vegetable has reference to
the whole or any part of a plant culti
vated especially with reference to use
at the table. But the use of the word
vegetable doesn't always depend upon
cooking, for celery is a vegetable and
apples are fruit whether eaten raw or
cooked. One would suppose the toma
to to be entitled to the term fruit, for
the method of its raising resembles
that of fruit. But it is usually called
vegetable, whether eaten raw or cook
ed, in spite of its appearance. The
quince is so fruitlike in appearance,
so resembling apples, pears, etc., that
it persists In being called fruit though
eaten only when cooked. Sometimes
the vegetable is a bud, as with cab
bages and brussels sprouts; leaves, as
spinach; stems above ground, as as.
paragus; stems enlarged (tubers) un
derground, as common potatoes, or
roots, as sweet potatoes, turnips, beets
and carrots.-St. Nicholas.
The Women of Tehuatepec.
The climate of the Tehuantepec isth
mus compares most favorably with
that of Panama, being mild and health
ful, writes Rene Bache in Technical
World Magazine. Coffee, cacao, to
bacco, vanilla and sugar cane are
grown in the region, which has a pop
ulation of about 50,000. The inhabit
ants are hardy and industrious, those
of the plains on the Pacific side being
descended from the ancient race of the
Zapatecos and boasting that they were
never conquered by the Spaniards. It
is said that the women of this race
have from time immemorial been able
to maintain supremacy over the weak
er male sex, leaving the men at home
to take care of the house and children
while they carry heavy burdens to
market on their heads. They are very
handsome, these women, and their na
tive costume is most artistic, including,
a picturesque headdress.
Sick Headache Cored.
Sick headache is caused by derange
ment of the stomach and indigestion.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets correct these disorders and effect
a cure. By taking these tablets as soon
as the firrt indication of the disease
appears, the attack may be warded off.
For sale by The Arant Co. Drug store.
THUNDERS OF OLD LONDON
The Most Famous Storm of the Last
Century Was In 1S46.
The most notable thunderstorms on
record in London have generally oc
curred In the month of August. That
which made the greatest impression on
contemporary observers during the
nineteenth century happened on the
1st of the month as long ago as the
year 1846, and remarkable accounts of
its ravages may be found in the jour
nals of the day. A thunderstorm is not
a .good subject for a picture, but there
appeared In one of the Illustrated pa
pers a vkew of "London daring the
storm -- from Blaclcheath," which,
whether a work of pure Imagination or
actually drawn from nature, was ex
ceedingly realistic and impressive. The
special feature of the storm was the
hail with which it was accompanied,
though the thermometer stood at 93
degrees In the shade. The panes of
glass which were broken by tlie icy
shower were to be counted by hun
dreds of millions, and so great was the
damage inflicted upon the florists and
nurserymen that a month or two after
ward a charity fete was held at the
Old Surrey zoological gardens for their
relief. It. Is Impossible, we are told, to
imagie- the aspect which the windows
In London streets presented before the
glaziers, whose services were for a
long time at a premium, had repaired
tie "destruction. It is a fact, indeed,
anomalous though It appears,' that his
torc hallstorms have usually coincided
with periods of great heat, and; what
ever may be the precise relations of'
heat and' electricity-, a heavy fall of
allIs sqldom noted except as the ad
junct of a thunderstorm. -London
Bearg hiTe K(ind You Have Always Bought
of L4V '
Meehanism of the Human Body.
The human body is an epitome in na
ture of all mechanics, all hydraulics,
ll architecture, all machinery of every
kind. There are more than 310 mechan
ical movements known to mechanics
today, and all of these are but modifi
cations of those found in the human
body. Here are found all the bars,
levers, .joints, pulleys, pumps, pipes,
wheels and axles, bail and socket
movements, beams, girders, trusses,
buffers, arches, columns, cables and
supports known to science. At every
point man's best mechanical work can
be shown to be but adaptations of
processes of the human body, a r-evela
tion of first principles used in nature.
The trunkflsh is one of the peculiar
inhabitants of the ocean. It is called
the trunkfish because its back is com
pletely covered with bony plates- of a
regular shape, forming a complete coat
of mail. It is protected so completely
that it can move only its tail, mouth
and a small part of its gills, which
pass through the armor. It Is quite a
small fish and is found only lp, the
warn waters of 'the southern fropical
An Innocent Diversion.
"Poor womanT' sighed the prison vis
itor to the convicted murderess. "Does
not the thought of your impending
doom cause your mind to revert to the
days of your innocent childhood? Do
you not wish you could be playing
again as you did then"
"Why, yes," replied the poor woman.
"I would like to skip the rope."-Phila
SUMTER. S. C.
InI extending our Annual Fall and Winter
greetings to the readers of' TuI.TDm s, we cor
dially extend to then an invitation to visit
our store whenever they come to SuIiter. and
make it their headqvuarters.
We are better equipped to handle Cotton
this season than ever before, for the reason.
we hlave extended our delivery markets, al
ways in close touch with the mills, it puts us
-in position to keep above the market quota
tions, and our patrons get the beneft of this
advantage. Cotton is the product upon which
our farmers must depend, and although the
crop of this year is not so good as last year,
by a mutual working together the farmer and
merchant will come out on top.
The various departments in our store are
filled with New, Clean Goods and the pur
chasing public can certainly supply its needs
here. Come and inspect our full Line of
where we have a corps of experienced sales
men who arc always anxious to show these
goods, and prove that we are up-to-date in
styles and prices.
There is no store in the city of Sumter
with a fuller or better stock of Shoes, and as
we contract for these goods direct with - the
factories we are prepared to make the "show
down" that we can save you m6ney by 7f
buying from us.
Our Grocery Department is the equal o
any concern in the State. We handle both
Heavy and Fancy Groceries to sell at whole-.
sale and retail. We make a specialty of sup
plying small dealers with everything in the
grocery line. Come to see us, as we keep
everything, and the best of- attention.
L EVI BROSa
Sumter, S. C.
Headquarters for Paints and Oils.
the public generally to come to Sumter
and look in on our tremendous stock
of Hardware of all kinds, tools of every
S description. When you need anything
in the Machinery supply line, we can
furnish just what you wvant.
We handle the best Beltings in the t
Our Paint and Oil Departmeits are
full. Try our famous Japalac.
Farmers, you can save money by 2
-buying your Wire F~encing from us.
ofWe arc headquarters for all kinds~
ofSporting Goods, and we can beat
W them all in Harness and Saddles.
Ladies, buy your new Stove or
> Range from us. Let us show them to
E- Our long experience gives us an~
W advantage, and we can safely say that!
we can please the trade.
DuRant Hardware 09
* SUMTER, S. C.
]Yachinery Supplies, Belting, Etc.
* Big Reduetlons
SBuy now while t*he chance is i ere. We are
offering Special Bargains that will open
SShoes, Hats, Caps, Dry Goods,
Clothing, Skirts, Jackets,
Waists, Notions, Millinery,E
at prices that wijl .will astonish you. Re
member, buying~ right is money savmng.
SDon't wait, come and see for yourself. Our -
Goods: HIGHiEST QUALITY, BARGIAN
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