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keepers delight. At our Grocery every
thing is clean and fresh, and only the
best. goods are handled.
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Prescribes Dr. Blosser's Catarrh Remedy.
Dear Sirs-I first used your Catarrh Cure in
the case of my son, who had chronic naso-phar
yngeal catarrh, with great benefit to him. I
often prescribe it for other of my patients, and
I think it is quite the fnest remedy for catarrh
that has eyer been placed on the market.
Thanking you ror past favors, I am.
Yours very truly.
M. J. D. D~ArZLER, M. D.,
Elloree, s. C.
Dear Sirs-Your medicine is "rinning fast in
this country. It has effected some remarkable
cures. I do not snow that it has failed in one
instance where it has been fairiy tried
Very truly yous. ALN
Dr. Blosser's Catarrh Remedy is for sale by
H. R. Boger, Manning. S. C. A month's treat
ment for $1.00- a free sample for the asking.
A postal card wils bring it by mail.
Woodmnen of the WVorld.
Meets on fourth Monday nights at
Visiting Sovereigns invited.
DR. J. A. COLE
,U'pstairs over Bank of Manning.
MANNING, S. C.
Phone No 77.
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Pr-ompt attention given to collections.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
Digests what you eat.
ManZan Pile Renmedy
R&LIVES WHEN OTHERS FAIL
Pinesalve ACTS uIn A POLTCE
Carbolized roaMS or aKrranzSEASE
Kennedy's Laxative Honey and Tar
(Cures all Coughs, mud expels Colds frorn
the system by gently moving the bowels.
Rrinnnnor Jnh Work to The Times office.
The trouble with m1ot cougu curt
that they constipate. Kennedy's La.,
ative Cough Syrup does not constipatt
but on the other hand its laxative prit
ciples gently move the bowels. It
pleasant to take and it is especiali
recommended for children, as it taste.
nearly as good as maple sugar*. Sol
by W. E. .:'own & Co.
BURIED HER VOICE.
Why Pauline Lucca Never Sang Afte
Her Husband's Death.
Great stage artists die twice-th
first time, when they take leave of th,
stage and set aside the harp: the sec
and time, when, like ordinary mortalr
they go the way of all flesh-and wh
knows but this last act is not mor
bearable, not less dreadful, than th
fist. when, after all the blinding glory
the shadowy curtain of oblivion de
scends? For Pauline Lucca this firs
act was of lon, duration-nearly twen
ty years. She had tine to outiive he
glory and to become acquainted witt
the bad memory of mankind. Ilk:
Horwiz-Earnay tells this story in con
nection with a visit which she mad<
to. the Lucca home in Vienna: "I ask
ed, 'Do you ever sing?' 'No! No
Never:' she almost shouted. 'I neve
sing, for I lost my voice, lost it sud
denly. by suggestion. through the wil
of another.' After being urged to ex
plain she exacted a promise of secrec
until she was no more' and said
-You know, my husband, the Baroi
von Wallhofen, was sick for a lon,
time and heard little singing. Whe:
I did sing for him it had to be an ol
song which I disliked, but he wa:
fond of it because of its words. On
evening we had a few friends here
He was feeling somewhat better an(
had his chair wheeled into the draw
ing room. To please him I sang hi:
favorite song. He wept with pleasure
Then he took my two hands anc
caressed them, stroked my hair anc
my face and whispered to me: "Thanl
you! Thank you! You are an angel!'
And. still caressing me, he said, "So :
shall take your voice with me to the
grave!" I laughed and said, "Yot
will outlive my voice and me." Bu
he repeated, "I shall take your voic
with me to the gravel" Two day:
later the baron died, and 1 was nevel
able after his death to sing a note.' "
Vienna Neue Freie Presse.
HER FACE WAS NOT FAIR.
But There Was One to Whom She
Would Always Be Beautiful.
The blind boy raised a rapt face t<
"And my mother?" he said question
ingly. "Tell me how she looks again
I shall soon be able to see, and I know
I shall find one more beautiful than al
the rest and cry: 'Mother, mother! Why
do you not speak?"'
His sensitive face was turned re
proachfully toward his father. "Yot
have always told me how lovely she is
She is little-not taller than my shoul.
der-I know that."
The old man la:d his arm over the
"You must know now what your
blindness would have kept you fron
knowing," he said. "Your mother if
not fair and beautiful now in face, bi
her soul is what God made for a moth
er. When you can see, look for the
face which holds the greatest love,
You will not be mistaken. It will be
The great surgeon looked for a mo
ment or two into the sightless eyes and
then turned and laid his hand on the
father's trembling arm.
"Only God can make him see, my
friend," he said kindly. "Your boy
was born blind, and human skill can
not help him."
The blind boy was the first to speak
and he laid his arm around the sud
denly aged form of his father,
"Come." he said. "let us go back tc
mother. She will always be beautiful
to me now," and they turned and gave
place to the others.--Exchange.
Whistler's caustic wit is shown by
the following anecdote:
"Of one who was held to be Eng
land's most brilliant young artist, 'Yes,
he said thoughtfully, 'he's clever, bui
there's something common in every.
thing he does, so what's the use of
Like many grant men, he had bui
little time for any but his own work
'"He told me a story demonstrating this
most clearly. His "Nocturne In Blue
and Gold, Valparaiso," was in the Hil)
collection in Brighton. Mr. Hill had
two galleries and a well known collec
tion, eventually sold at Christie's,
Whistler went down to see Mr. Hill,
and said he:
"'I was shown into the galleries and
f course took a chair and sat looking
at my beautiful "Nocturne." Then, as
there was nothing else to do, I wen1
to sleep.' "-Sidney Starr's "Personal
Recollections of Whistler" in Atlantic.
A Chinese Delicacy.
The tips from the topmost shoots of
the bamboo tree are culled when they
are not more than three inches long,
peeled and preserved much as pine
apple is, though the tips are cut ir
quarters. This fruit has a remarkably
delicate and pleasant taste and is large
ly used as a flavoring for meat, thougli
it can be eaten in the raw state, being
rich and juicy. The edible is expen
sive on account of the difficulty in se.
curing it from the tops of the tall,
slender trees at just the right time.
An Uncomfortable Answer.
In one of Sir George Colley's letter:
he says: "Lord Lytton had a good
story about poor Lord Leitrim, whC
shortly before his murder, talking witi
a eduntryman about some cases o1
landlord shooting, asked, 'Why don'1
the rascals shoot' me?' 'Ah, thin, yet
honner,' said the man, 'it's just this
what's everybody's . iess is no
The Real Genius.
"They say. it's hard to live with
"Borh! Were not all women gen
luses ho.w vwould most families exist?'
There is a Pink Pain Tablet made b;
Dr. Shoop that will positively stop) an
pain. anywhere. in 20 minutes. Dr'ug
ists everywhcere sell them as Di
Shoop's Headache Tablets, but the.
stop other paius as ersilv as headachC
Dr. Shoop's Pink Pain Tlablets simipl
coax blood pressure a way from pai
cernters-that is all. Pain co~nes fr'ot
blood pressure- congestion. Stop tha
pressre with Dr. Shoop's Hleadach
Tablets and nain is instantly gone. 2
Tablets 25e.' Sold by W. E. Brown
Teacher-NOW, Tommy. if your fa
ther had twenty dozen eggs In hi
store and found that eighteen of thet
were bad, how much would he lose
Tommy-Nothin'. You don't know pt
THE MAGIC PAINTINC
When the Room Was Darkenec
the Cew Went to Sleep.
IT WAS A VERY SIMPLE TRICK
Pow the Transformation Was Effectec
and How Some Other Seemingly
Wonderful Effects May Be Producec
by the Aid of Chemicals.
SThe Chinese Emperor Tai Tsung pos
sesed among other treasures a picture
known as a magic painting. It repre
sented a pastoral scene with a con
- standin- in a Geld and mountains be
vod. When the picture was shown t<
- strangers or guests and they admiret
it. the r:le:or would say:
"Yes. this is a remarkable painting
The cow, as you see, is standing. bul
- it the room was darkened the coy
would think it night and would lic
Then the emperor would order the
room to be darkened, and the cow
would he seen to be lying down. ap
"lThe picture was a water color, ovei
which was painted in colorless phos
Ihorescent paint a similar picture rep
resenting the cow lying down. In the
light the standing animal was seen
but at nighit or in a darkened roon>
only the phosphorescent picture was
visible. So the magic picture was, aft
er all, a very simple trick.
A Dresden chemist named Schade
discovered a method of imitating ii
which can be accomplished as follows:
First paint in ordinary colors the
'picture of the cow standing. Then
E melt some Zanzibar copal over a char
coal fire and dissolve fifteen parts of it
in sixty parts of French oil of turpen
tine. Filter this and mix with twenty
five parts of pure linseed oil which has
been previously heates and cooled.
Now take forty paris of the varnish
so obtained and mix with six parts of
prepared calcium carbonate. :welve
parts of prepared white zinc suilphide
and thirty-six parts of luminous cal
cium sulphide, all of which can be ob
tained from any chemist.
This emulsion should be ground
very fine in a color mill. The result
will be white luminous paint, which
should be used to paint the cow lying
Many seemingly wonderful tricks
can be performed with the use of a
few simple Ahemicals. One of them is
the ball of are. Take for this barium
sulphate (CP) one part, magnesium
carbonate (CP) one part, gum traga
canth q. s. This should be mixed and
rolled into marbles and kept at a red
heat for about an hour, then allowed
to cool slowly and placed in a glass
stoppered bottle. A few hours before
using place in the sun, and the marbles
at once be-opeluminous.
At the etertinment ordinary mar
bles are pa~ among the audience,
one or more of the luminous marbles
being concealed in the hand. The ex
hibitor then takes a marble from some
one in the audience, holds it between
his thumb and forefinger, blows upon
it and asks to have the ligflts turned
down. As this is done he substitutes
the luminous marble, and the mysteri
ous light is seen. This is handed
around and changes again as the light
is turned on. when the magician pre
sents to the audience 'several of the
ordinary marbles as souvenirs.
Another trick is very effect!. Take
two similar bunches of artificial flow
ers. Brush one over with glue or mu
cilage and powder it with the dust
from one of the marbles described.
Then place in the sun. When taken
into a darkened room, luminous flow
ers are seen. The magician exhibits
the flowers that have not been prepar
ed and shows that there is nothing pe
culiar about them. Then as the light
is turned down he substitutes the con
ceal,ed bunch, blows upon the flow
ers and, presto, displays to the as
tonished observers a luminous bunch,
each flower of which stands out as if
at white heat.
Luminous letters can be written and
exhibited in the dark to the wonder of
the audience. Luminous ink is made
by placing a piece of phosphorus about
the size of a pea in a test tube with a
little olive oil. Place the tube in a
water bath unti! the oil becomes heat
ed aud the phosphorus liquid. Shake
well and pour into a bottie with a
glass stopper. Admit air just previous
to using it, and the fluid will become
luminous tracery in the dark.
Water can be rendered luminous in
a very simple manner. Dissolve a
small piece of phosphorus In ether for
several days in a glass stoppered bot
tie. In this place a lump of sugar,
then drop the sugar in water, which'
will at once become luminous.
Luminous paints can be made any
color-green, yellow, violet or blue
and If applied to various objects make
a wonderful display at night.
Odd Names of Maryland Farms.
The curious names given to tracts of
land by the owners in olden times are
illustrated in a conveyance recorded in
Liber W. G., No. 00. folio 57. It was
executed in i700 and conveyed from
Joshua Stevenson to Richard Gettings
five tracts of land in Baltimore'county-,
the consideration being ?200. The
name of each tract and its -dimensions
are as follows: My Sweet Girl, My
Friend and Pitcher. 02 acres; Here Is
Life Without Care and Love Without
Fear. 41%4 acres: The Unexpected Dis
covery. 202 acr-es: Hug Me Snug. 15
acres, and Stevenson's Cow Pasture,
With Little I am Content. 22 acres.
There is one good thing about the
gas bill. It is a monthly lesson in
When you think of indigestion thiok
of Kodol, for it is without doubt the
only preparation that completely di
ests all classes of food. And that ib
hat you need when you have indiges
tion or- stomach trouble-something
that will act promptly but thoroughly:
something that will get iiht at the
t-ouble and do the very work itself for
the stomach by digesting the food tna
ou eat and that is Kodol. It is pleas
Sant to take. It is sold by WV. E-. Br-on
The Retort Direct.
"See here." cried the artist, who had
come to complain about the material:
he had bought, "I can't imagine any
tthing worse than your paints."
" 'That's strange," replied the dealer
0 "Don't you ever use your imaginatior
Son your painting?"-Exchanlge.
"We wish, madam, to enlist your als
in influencing your husband for thi
Spublic good. Hie holds the key to
Ivery- interesting situation and"
I don't see how I can be of any as
. sistnce to you. John never could finC
THE COCOA TREE.
This Evergreen Is Found Everywhere
In the Tropics.
The cocoa tree is an evergreen and
grows to a height of from fifteen to
twenty-five feet, its leaves being
bright and smooth, somewhat resem
bling the foliage of a rubber plant It
is very low branching, and the blos
soms are small and pink. The blos
soms and pods not only spring from
the branches, but often from the trunk
itself. The fruit is a yellowish pod
about the size of a cucumber and is
filled with seeds, all strung together in
a pulpy, pinkish mass. It is from these
seeds or beans, each about the size of
a chestnut, that the chocolate and co
coa of commerce are manufactured.
The trees bear from the fourth to the
thirtieth year, and it is not unusual to
see on the same tree buds, flowers and
When ripe the pods are gathered by
the native women and are allowed to
lie on ,the ground for a day or two,
after which they are opened. The pulp
containing the beans then ferments
for about a week, the astringent quali
ties of the beans being much modified
and their flavor improved.
After being thoroughly dried the
beans are packed in hundred pound
bags for shipment. When received by
the manufacturer they are carefully
picked over for quality, assorted and
roasted. The nibs, as the roasted beans
with the shells removed are called, are
then fed into a hopper and ground be
tween stones similar to an old fash
ioned flour mill. The grinding process,
coupled with the friction of the stones,
which produce a temperature of some
120 degrees, chagges the solid nibs
(without the addition of anything) into
:a thick, heavy liquid. This is technic
ally termed "chocolate liquor" and Is
sold to confectioners.
This same liquor, subjected to hy
draulic pressure, with the resulting
separation into a clear oil, gives the
cocoa butter of commerce. The remain
ing pressate when powdered forms
drinking cocoa. The chocolate liquor
solidified becomes cooking chocolate,
and, with sugar, vanilla and spices
added, it is sold as "sweet" or "eating"
THE ENCHANTED MESA.
Story of Great Disaster Which Wiped
Out the Population.
The story of the enchanted mesa
was but a tradition when in 1541 the
Spaniards first visited the pueblo of
Acoma, In what is now Valencia coun
ty, N. M. Powerful tribes inhabited
the region. These tribes or nations
were constantly at war with each oth
er, which accounts for the fortified
character of the villages of the na
tives. The Queres, whose descend
ants now occupy Acoma, held this re
gion and dwelt in small fortified towns,
the capital of which was Acoma. It
was not, however, the Acoma of today,
but a city perched upon the top of the
great rock now called Mesa Encan
tada. It was the magnificent city of
the nation, and there dwelt the great
men of the tribe, together with their
The rock then, as now, was unseal
able, save at the one point where a
narrow and precipitous trail led up
the dizzy height While not the most
convenient dwelling place, for neither
water nor vegetation was to be found
upon the summit, It was safe from
the attacks of foes. One man at the
top of the trail could defend the city
against the warriors of the entire west
One day, while a large number of the
inhabitants were at work In the fields
on the plain below or attending to the
afairs of the tribe in the v-arious neigh
boring villages, something within the
rock or in the earth beneath It awoke
to life and motion. There was a heav
ing. a squirming and a shivering of
the great rock, and, with a mighty
noise, It parted in twain, and a portion
fell in fragments to the plain below.
Such persons as were carried down
in the debris were crushed to death. A
worse fate remained for those left
prisoners on the top of the mesa, for
that which fell carried away the nar
row trail, the only means of ascent
and descent. The stranded ones per
ished from thirst and starvation. The
present Acoma family are the descend
ants of disaster. Ethnologists who vis
ited the top of the rock some years ago
found unmistakable evidences that it
had once been the site of habitation.
The story of the disaster had previous
to that time been discredited and con
sidered but an idle Indian legend. The
discoveryF of the ancient ruins, how
ever, seemed confirmatory of the tale,
and it has since been credited.-Den.
ver Field and Farm.
HARDNESS OF DIAMONDS.
The Stones Can Be Forced by Pres
sure Into Steel Blocks.
A word as to tihe hardness of dia
monds. They vary much in this re
spect. E'ven different parts of the
same crystal differ in their resistance
to cutting and grinding So hard Is
diamond in comlparison1 to glass that a
suitable splinter of diamond will plane
curls off a g:tss plate as a carpenter's
tool will piane shavings off a deal
board. Another experimnent that will
llsrate its hardness is to place a
diamond on the tlattened end of a
conical block of steel and upon it
bring another similar cone of steel. If
I force them together with hydraulic
power. I can force the stone into the
steel blocks without injuring the dia
mond in the least. The pressure which
I have brought to bear in this experi
ment has been equal to 170 tons a
square inch of diamond.
Tihe only serious rival of the diamond
in hardness is the metal tantalum. In
an attempt to bore a hole through -a
plate of this metal a diamond drill
was used, revolving at the rate of
5,000 revolutions a minute. This whirl
ing force was continued ceaselessly for
three days and nights, when it was
found that only a small point one
:1fourth of a millimeter deep had been
drilled, and it was a moot point which
had suffered most damage. the dia
mond or the tantalum.
After exposure for some time to the
sun many diamonds glow in a dark
-oom. One beautiful green diamond In
my collection when phosphcrescinlg in
a vacuum gives almost as much light
as a candle, and you can easily read by
its rays. But the time has hardly come
when we can use diamonds as domes
tic illuminants.--Sir William Crookes
in North American Reviewv.
"I don't see, madam, how you can
exect us to pay any claim under your
husband's aiccident policy."~
"Well, you see it was this way:
When he asks which It was, a boy or
a girl, and the nurse said that he was
the father of triplets, he dropped.
Now, his death was due to an acci
"How do you make that out?"
I"It was an accident of birth."-New
THE CHARM OF ISLANDS.
What Is Missed by Those Who Lil
Far From the Sea.
No men of the world are so to I
pitied, I think, as those who dwell f:
from the sea. They shall never kno
but a piece of life. A plain, to be sur
is very well. It responds delicate
enough to the humor of the season
changing from green to gold, fro
gold to dun. from dun to white.
has, too, its moods, its laughters, i
melancholies, its rushings of the win
its illimitability of the dark. A hil
though, is better-that is. a hill th
looks across a plain, never one that
huddled among its fellows, for thei
one is caught like a beetle in a cu:
A hill gives one a sense of freedoi
and a perspective upon the world.
Is som.ething to look down on the pa
quetry of field and town and wood an
stream, to keep vigil upon the dram
woven invisibly below one's eyes. An
It has moments-a hill; certain nigh
of stars, certain bursts of storm, ce
tain Iridescent afternoons, when tl
whole tragedy of autumn is unrolle
at one's feet.
But above all else in the world gih
ine an island! There is your true m
crocosmos! There you hold In yot
hand, as !.t were, the essence and epi
ome of the universe. Your own eart
spreads under your feet. Your ow
sky hangs over your bead. Your ow
sea encircles you. Your own portio
of life is meted out to you day by da:
distinct from that of other men. F<
not the least charm of an island Is il
privacy. An islet, of course. I mean
one from which you may catch tI
glint of water on every side. Othe
wise yo:.r island is no better than
pasture. Whether you be a hermit<
whether you have a book of vers(
underneath the bough-and the requ
site concomitants - or whatever I
your personal circumstances, you a
yet divided from a hostile or indiffe
ent wor::d. You are at liberty to fey
and to test your own personality. Yo
are not overborne by the rush of h1
inanity which is the burden of tern
A CASTELLANE PIRA CE.
Took Sultan's Library and Demande
Ransom Fcr Its Return.
In 111 Jean Philip de Castellar
was commander of the French man-o
war Notre Dame de Ia Garde. Henr
IV. sent him to Morocco to demand (
the sultan the. release of certal
French prisoners. De Castellane ca
ried his negotiations to a successfi
conclusion, and the sultan as a pea<
offering sent to the French command<
twenty Arabian horses for the kini
"Just as the Notre Dame was about 1
weigh anchor the pretender to the M<
roccan throne gained a decisive victor:
and the sultan decided to flee for h'
life. He engaged passage for himse:
and harem or a Dutch merchantmal
and to De Castellane be intrusted h'
library, one of the most extensive co
lections of Arabic manuscripts at
books .in existence. The great Mula
Ahmed was the founder of the librar.
"Arriving at the place of rende:
vous, Commander de Castellane set
word to the sultan that he could has
his library for 3,000 ducats, the pric
"The sultan protested that he ha~
made no such agreement and that b<
sides he did not have the moneyt
pay the demand, whereupon De Cat
tellane sailed away.
"He had not gone very far when
great storm overtook the Notre Dam
and drove her, a wreck, upon the Afr
can coast at Casablanca, then occi
pled by the king of Spain, who was
war with Morocco. The Spaniard
seized the library and shipped itt
Spain, where it was placed in a win
of the Escurial. What remains of th
library can be seen today in an alcoi
labeled the Arabian collection."-Flo:
ence (Italy) Journal.
Shiraz, Xeres and Sherry.
Sir Henry Drummond Wolff's know~
edge of Spain and of Persia is show
in the following paragraph taken fro:
his "Rambling Recollections:"
"I~n Persia no wine is manufacture
for salez except at Shiraz. When Pers,
was invaded by the Arabs they too
back with them to Morocco the grape
of the district. In Spain they wishe
to naturalize the new fruit, and thj
they did at a place called Xeres, i.
tended for Shiraz, there being
sound equivalent to 'sh' in Spanisi
There they cultivated the grape an
made wine, which now returns to E1
rope as 'sherry,' that word being
paraphrase of Shiraz. Shiraz~wine
very similar in taste to sherry."
Marie Is a very bright kindergarte
pupil. She came home to her paren
the other day and told them that th
kindergarten teacher had said she wi
g:ow up to be a very nice lookin
young lady if she is a good girl, but wi
grow up to be a very ugly woman
she is a naughty girl. "Is that tru
mamma?2" asked Marie, and she we
informed that If the teacher said so:
vas true. Marie then sat still for
while, pondering seriously. "Bt
mamma," she suddenly burst fort
again. "why was the kindergart
teacher so naughty when she was a ii
tle girl?"-Philadelphia Record.,
"I am reduced from affluence to bel
;ary!"' he faltered.
In as few words as possible sI
broke their engagement
"I wish to show," she observe
haughtily. "that women, contraryi
general report, do not necessarily ca:
for things just because they are r<
One pound of learning requires te
pounds of common sense to apply it
"Health 'Coffee" is really the close
Cofee Imitation ever yet produce:
This clever Coffee Substitute wasr
cently produced by Dr. Shoop of R~
cine,~ Wis. Not a grain of real Colff
in it either. Dr. Shoop's Health Coffi
is made from pure toasted grains, wit
malt, nuts, etc. Really it would fool
expert-who might drink it for Colff
No 20 or :30 minutes tedious boilin;
"Made in a minute," says the docto
Sold, by Manning Grocery Co.
The Sign of Wedlock.
She-W'ait Is the proper formula ft
a wedding announcement? He-I kno
what is ought to be. She-What? He
"Be it known by these presents."-Ba
Don't imagine you are a good Col
versationalist just because you talk
good deal.-Atchison Globe.
A Vast Difference.
"D~on't I give you all the money y
need?" her husband complained.
"Yes," she replied, "but you told s
before we were married that you won
give me all I wanted."-Lonldon T~
,e Dangerous Substances That Are In
Almost Constant Use.
e Among the many things in almost
ir constant use are some that are more or
w less dangerous from their explosive
e,I properties, properties often entirely
ly unknown to their users.
, For examples, chloride of potash
m lozenges if accidentally brought in
It contact with an . lighted phosphorous
ts match are dangerous. Bicarbonate of
a, potash if mixed with subnitrate of bis
1, muth. the latter a remedy for indiges
t tion, will explode.
is Iodide of nitrogen is highly explo
re sive and is often combined with other
p. drugs. Its use by those ignorant of its
m danger is a menace.
It Sal volatile and chloral hydrate are,
r- under certain conditions, as dangerous
d as dynamite.
a Tincture of iron and dilute aqua regia
d when mixed, as they often are In med
ts icine, throw off a highly explosive gas,
r- which has frequently shattered the bot
ie tle in which the mixture was kept.
d One often finds bottles of medicine in
which the cork has not been tightly
e pushed minus the latter or has had a
i- cork pop out of a bottle while held in
ir one's hands without any attempt to re
t- move It on the part of the holder. This
:h always shows that gas Is forcing the
n cork out.
n Danger In combs.
,n Every now and then one reads of cel
c. luloid articles, from fancy hair coiffure
>r combs down, catching fire and serious
ts burns or accidents resulting.
- It would seem that every one should
ze by this time know that celluloid con
r- tains in its composition gun cotton and
a also camphor. both highly inflammable.
>r No woman wearing celluloid combs or
s hair ornaments should place her head
near an uncovered gas jet or other un
e protected light, as celluloid catches fire
e so quickly and burns so rapidly that it
r- would hardly be possible to avoid seri
ous burns.-St. Louis Republic.
A Document That Should Be Carried
In One's Pocketbook.
Replying to an inquiry about the dis
d position of the. body of an American
dying in London, our consul general
offers some advice to citizens of this
1e country traveling abroad. He says:
"If a citizen of the United States be
traveling abroad unaccompanied it
would be well for him to carry in his
satchel or pocketbook written instruc
Stions as to what he desires should be
i done in the event of anything happen
re ing to him. The envelope containing
such Instructions should be headed,
'Instructions in the event of my death.'
Inclosed he should give his home ad
dress or the address of a friend in the
United States, so that communication
could be made, or the address of any
friend or business connection on this
side could be mentioned with the same
1 object and for the purpose of obtain
lug necessary funds. I have been in
formed on credible authority that a
person has no legal right to control the
disposition of his remains, although I
have no doubt relatives or friends
Lt would respect the wishes of the de
ceased. In the event of the death in
ethis country of a person domiciled in
the United States at any of the hotels
dan undertaker is at once called in and
the remains removed therefrom, pro
ovided always the deceased has had
proper medical attendance and that the
<doctor attending gives a certificate of
adeath. If the death is sudden, the cor
oner of the district is at once notified
and.an inqiqest is held, the body in the
Lmeantime being removed to a public
Imortuary pending result of the In
s quest. If the verdict of death from
: natural causes be rendered, the coro
ner signs an order and gives it to the
~repres~entative of the deceased, who in
structs the undertaker what to do.
The transportation of the remains is
in the hands of the friends or the rep
resentative of the deceased and is not
..controlled by any local or government
In Another Voice.
As the pastor of the Zion's Hill
d church looked down at his parishion
ens, to whom he had been giving thir
ty-five minutes of sound doctrine, his
face took on a less benignant expres
S"Bredren an' sisters," he said, "I
want to warn you against one t'ing,
an' dat is t'inkin' ebery man dat don't
2 hab jes' de same views you got is a no
d 'count religionist.
"I don't want to hear so much talk
a about 'wvolvyes In sheep's clothing'' as I
bene hearin'. You don' want to settle It
in yo' minds dat a man's a wolf in
sheep's clothin' jes' because he don'
bl'at exactly like you do." -Youth's
e Gout the Foe of Consumption.
ISir Dyce Duckworth in his address
to the faculty of medicine said that
many persons were constitutionally
predisposed to rheumatism and gout,
but an important characteristic In such
t cases was the antagonism of the tis
t sues to the bacilli of tuberculosis.
aThe more rheumatic or gouty a person
was the less pronounced was his tend
nency to consumption.-London Post.
Relic of the Past.
"So, woman, you treasure another
"Don't be foolish, Henry. This is a
portrait of yourself when you had
sdv. "htare the most powerful explo
osesknown?2" Queried the young man.
e"Two prima donnas in one opera
company," replied the ex-theatrical
- Hope is 16e bread of the unhappy
S Manza Pile Remedy comes ready to use. in a
c. collapsible tube. with nozzle. One application
soohes and heals. reduces inflammation and re
e-lieves soreness and itching. Price 50e. Sold by
a- The Manninr Pharmacy.
h Applying the Test.
n"There was a barber in an Indi ta
.city who, having been out late he
night before, had a shaiky hand the
next morning and cut a patron's cheek
four times," said th'e man who insist
ed he saw the incident. "After each
accident the barber said as he spong
>r ed away the blood, 'Oh, dear me, how
W careess!' and laughed and let it g6 at
.- "The patron took all those gashes in
grave silence, but when the shave
was over he filled a glass at the water
cooler, took a mouthful of water and.
with compressed lips, proceeded to
shake his head from side to side and
to toss it up and down.
'What is the mattery2 the barber
>u asked. TYou ain't got the toothache.
have you 2
1 "'No,' said the customer. 'I .'aly
I just wanted to see if my mouth would
,t- stll hold water without leaking, _that
was nall.'"- Ph inalph ia Record.
HE DIDN'T GO HUNGRY.
Neither Did His Partner After Their
The man who once was down and
out, but is so no longer, was telling
the other day of one of his poverty
He was traveling with another chap
just as much down and out as he. and
both were hungry. Their capital was
insignificant, and they didn't intend to
spend any of it. But they had a re
volver, which suggested to the first
man a scheme. It worked out some
thing like this:
"I gent into a pretty good looking
restaurant." said the prosperous one,
taking a long draw at his cigar. "and
as my clothes looked pretty good I
wasn't an object of suspicion. I had
an overcoat which belonged to my
"As the overcoat and the revolver
were chief characters in the ensuing
drama, they have to be mentioned
prominently. I got a seat right near
the door and hung up my coat so that
it was only a step away from the door.
"Then I sat down and ordered a
square one, a meal that it would be
impossible to describe it was so good.
It was flavored with the sauce of absti
"I ate and ate and ate, and by and
by my partner came along. Without
his overcoat-and it was a cold day
he didn't look good. He hung around
the door for a long while, looking like
a hobo getting up his nerve to come in
"Just about the time he made a sig
nal to me that showed he was about to
enter I got up to go to the cigar coun
ter to pick out a nice after dinner
smoke. In-came my partner-and slunk
up to the desk to ask for a bit of food.
"Nothing doing. He was turned
down cold. Then to make the thing
work better he came up to me and
asked: 'Say, boss, won't you give me a
lift? I'm down and out' I repulsed
him sternly, and after looking around
he started out
"I said to the proprietor in a virtu
ous way, 'I don't believe in helping
those bums.' to which he answered
with a smug shake of the head, when
my partner grabbed the overcoat I
knew what he was doing, but I pre
tended to be very much interested in
the cigar until the proprietor yelled
out, 'Hey, he's stealing your coat!'
"I held on to the cigar, wheeled
around and started for my partner.
He was half out of the door. I yelled,
'Drop that!' and for answer he drew
the revolver and flourished it
"The proprietor dropped behind the
counter, and the waiters fled to the
kitchen. From his place the proprietor
called out: 'Look out! He'll shoot you!'
And, taking my cue, I let him rug out.
"Then when the excitement cleared C
off I raised an awful row about losing
the coat, and the proprietor finally
came up with the money for a new
one, say about $30. Well, did that
meal pay me? What?"-New York
Exploding a Mine In. Grani-te.
One of the methods of quarrying
granite is to dislodge a huge sheet
from the surface of the formation
through the medium of a powder mine.
A large perpendicular shaft is first
blasted to a depth of about thirty
feet. At the bottom of this and radiat
lg in all directions horizontally, like
the spokes of a huge wheel, long holes
are drilled. The extremities of these
holes are then shot with light charges
of dynamite in order to create chain
ers large enough to receive large
quantities of black powder. This takes
weeks of ever increasing charges.
Then the final charge is loaded. The
now huge chambers at the extremities
of the spokes are packed with hun
dreds of pounds of powder, numerous
electric wires attached and the whole
mine tamised with fine materiaL. A
mighty roar and rumble in the bowels
of the earth and the huge sheet is de
tached from the Iedge.-Popular Me
A Fraudulent Tax.
A well to do German farmer'in a
western state came into the town of
which he was accounted a resident to
pay his taxes. The bill was handed to
him, itemized as follows: -
State tax.................----- .----- 15.90
County tax...........-------.--- 8.50
School tax..............----------- 5.00 1
After the German had carefully scru
tinized the bill he set his lips. tightly
and in a very determined manner said:
"I pays de state tax, I pays de coun
ty tax und I pays de school tax, but1
L be doggoned if I pays dat total tax.
I never had no total tax! I think he
is a fraud!"-St. Paul Pioneer P'ress.
Missed the Mark.
A north of England clergyman re
cently preached against ill natured
gossiping and spoke pretty plainly to
his congregation on the subject One
of the members of the congregation to
whom he was especially alluding came
up to him after the service. The vicar
thought he had touched her and that
she was about to express contrition,
but she said, "Ah, vicar, I am so glad
you spoke out, and what a good thing
it was the Misses - were there to
hear you."-Church Family Newspa
per. __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Greatness Appreciated. )
"Katy, who's in the high school," re
marked Mr. Dolan, "have been readin'
Herbert Spencer to me.
"Who's Herbert Spencer?"
"He's wan iv the smartest min an
earth. He could explain anything at
all to yez if yez could only be polite
enough to stay awake an' pay attn
It is a miserable thing to live in sus
pense- It is the life of a spider.
Thirty days' trial $1.00 is the offer on Pine
les. Relieves Baekache. Weak Back. Lame
Back. Rheumatic pains. Best on sake for Kid
neys. Bladder and Blood- Good for young and
old Satisfaction guaranteed or money re
funded. Sold by The Mannig Pharmacy.
Stropping a. Razor.
in stropping a razor the blade should
be drawn across the strop from the
heel to the point, at the same time go
ing tile full length of the strop. In
shaving this motion should be reversed,
the blade traveling from point to heel.
The reason of this is that the edge of
the blade has tiny, sawlike teeth, and
the opposite movements use these to
the best advantage.
Opened by Mistake.
Absentmindedly .the young woman
"Pardon me," she said. "I didn't
mean to do that"
"1 see," responded Mr. Lingerlong.
"Opened by mistake."--Chicago Trib
u ine. _ _ _
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small, safe, sure and gentle little pi-lis.
Sold by. E.T Brown & Co.
- A REALISTIC PICTURE..
t Proved Too Absorbing For Old Uncle
The Mississippi courtroom was pack
d with negroes, and it was fairly
vident, says a contributor to the Tay
or-Trotwood Magazine, that some
ing of unusual interest was about
:o transpire. Within the bar on the
risoner's "seat an old negro leaned
agerly forward as his attorney ar
ued his plea of not guilty before the
"Who, gentlemen of the jury, has
;worn that he saw this man commit
his theft?" demanded the attorney.
'We have broken every link in the
weak chain of circumstantial evidence
with which the state has tried to en
:angle him. Why, his neighbor, Tom
rones, swore that he sold him the
neat that was found in the defend
tnt's house and that he shot the hog
>ecause it was wild.
"It is true that Colonel Smith swore
that one of his hogs disappeared about
Dec. 23 and that about fifty yards
rom a certain stump he found blood
md then followed a trail of blood from
hat spot to this defendants cabin. But
vhat of that?
"This defendant told you-and his
vife and brother swore the same-that
hat was the blood of a coon which he
iad shot and carried home the day be
ore Smith lost his hog.' Give him jus
ice as you would do If he were a
white man. He cannot help being
>lack. 'The leopard cannot change his
;pots nor the Ethiopian his skin.' For
wenty years he has been a leader in
he church. Let him remain free to
joy the bread of life with others of
As the lawyer sat down the women,
vho had been "weaving" back and
orth for some minutes, commenced to
"Bress de LawdP'
"We knows yo's innocent, Br'er Juni
The sheriff had to threaten to clear
he courtroom before order was restor
d. When at last there was silence the
listrict attorney rose.
"Gentlemen of the jury," he began'
n closing the case for the state, "I de
;ire only to bring a picture to your
Here the prisoner adjusted his big'
>rass: rimmed spectacles as if to see
he picture, and his manner showed
hat he was determined to let no- detail
"The 23d of last December," contin
ied the district attorney, "found Juni
)erradley without meat His son
vas coming to spend Christmas with
lim. But Juniper did not worry, for
>nly half a mile away in Marse Smith's
voods were some fat hogs.
"An hour before sunset Juniper was
Heeling behind a large stump In these
woods, with his rifle pointing toward a
iog that at some distance away was
ooting among the leaves."
The district attorney paused. Taking
t cane to represent a rifle, he knelt be
iind a chair. After some minutes of
noving to right and left now raising,
iow lowering his rifle, he took careful
tim and then fired, Imitating the noise
>f a report very successfully.
At the sound Juniper, who had been
miling, apparently oblivious to every
bing save the district attorney's move
"Yas, suh, dat's des de way I done
The laugh that. followed brought Ju
dper to a realization of what he had
lone, and he shuffled round. In the
risoner's seat, muttering, "Nigger got
t show nohow!"
lafting Down the Canyons of an Un
mapped Glacial River.
With provisions for only ten days-a
arty of explorers in Alaska found one
eptember that they must build rafts
ad take their chances of letting the
wift river carry them to settlements
here food could be obtained; other
vise ice and snow would shut them in
*rom all hope of rescue. In "The
hameless Diary of an Explorer" Rob
rt Dunn tells of the journey on the
oughly made rafts.
"At 11 o'clock today began the most
hrilling sport I know, rafting down
he snaky canyons of an unmapped
"Fred and I captained the Mary Ann
I., the other three the Ethel May. We
asped and hauled them over the gravel
hadows of our tributary, shot out
>tween the main walls of the stream
nd seized upon that boiling current
"We reached silently from cliff to
luff, jammed pike poles into the slate
hef overhead, twirled out of eddies.
;e bumped and grounded. We dashed
verboard and on the run eased her
cross shallows. We tugged half an
iour to make an inch at each shove
brough the gravel, suddenly plunged
n to our necl-s, and she leaped free as
re scrambled on.
"Bowlders rose through white ruffs
>f water In midchannel. We might or
night not hang on them for a perpen
"You must be very handy with a
yole. You must have a hair fine eye
or moving angles, the strength of an
eddy, the depth of foam ruffling over
ustump. You must be surer of the
ength of your pole than a polo player
)f the reacl; of his mallet You must
e quicker than a Siwash dog. You
nust know the different weight of
ach log down to ounces, the balance
>f the duffel piled high like a dais,
:overed with the tent and the bean pot,
the macknaws and the ax lashed to
ull the lashings. It's a pretty game."
An Ancient Suez Canal. -
It is certain that in ancient times a
canal connecting the Mediterranean
and Red seas did exist Herodotus as
cribes its projection to Pharaoh Necho,
000 B. C. The honor of Its completion
s given by some to Darius, by others
to the Ptolemles. How long this canal
continued to be used we do not know,
but, becoming finally choked up by
sand, t was restored by Trajan early
In the second century A. D. Becoming
again useless from the same cause, It
was reopened by the Caliph Omar, but
was finally closed by the "unconquer
able sands" about . D. 707, in which
state t has since remained. This an
:lent canal, from Suez to Bubastis, on
the east branch of the Nile, was 92
mles long, from 108 to 160 feet wide
ind 15 feet deep.
O'Connell had got a man off at one
time for highway .'obbery and at an
>ther for burglary, but on a third oc
:asion, for stealing a coasting brig, the
task of hoodwinking the jury seemed
too great for even his powers of cajol
ary. However, he made out that the
yrime was committed on the high seas
nd obtained an acquittal. The prison
3r lifted up his hands and eyes to hear
an and exclaimed, "May the Lord long
spare you, Mr. O'Connell, to me!"