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W. G. Ta LOR, Prop., Richmond, Va., U, S. ? .
What Leading Physicians Say.
Dr. Froehlinit the well-known Consulting and Analytical tmist:
"Fonticello Lithia Water is absolutely free from all orgauie ini put'i
ties and perfectly pure, and ae- an unquestionablo proof of my f th in
the wetter, I use it altogether. -lichnuond Times.
Geo. Ben. .lo uston. N1. D . Prof. Surgery Medical College of Vir
ginia: "1 have never used any mineral water so extensively as the
Fenticello. oni i has given uniformly good resnlts. I preset-r ith in
kidney and hladier troubles very largely, and also in stomach and
nervous disorier, with splendid etfeets."
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DR. W. E. BROWN & Co., Agents.
Our Stock of Farm Implements is now
complete and we can serve you to your
best interest. We now have the largest and
most complete Stock of
ever shown in this town. Having bought
heavily before the advance on everything
in our line, we are enabled to offer you the
best goods at the least price.
Call to See Us.
S INCE it is an established fact that
Sthe corset is one of the most im
. tant parts of a woman's wearing
apparel, it is worth your while to care
~.- fully study the various makes of corsets
-critical examination of the KABO Cor
set. for the reason that we are absolutely
certain every purchaser of a KABO
ft Corset will prove a satisfied customer.
This explains why we are advertising
its rijerits. Closely study cut of style
1 1909, appearing herewith. You will
~ observe it is a very late model, with
~. ~J *~high bust and draw strings boned low
S at the sides to permit free arm move
5T~' ment. Long beautiful back lines, and
- 776hose supporters on front and sides.
Very beautifully trimmed with wide lace and bebe riblon and two
loop bow. Has 13 inch, 6 hook norArustable clasp: made of hand.
some fifiured Broche. TIhis is exceptionally road value.
TO THE TIMES OFFICE.
To Investigate A Hackney Buggy is to Invest.
If you quesian it cm in an I wil!mek your douts into smithere-ns. We~ like the trade
wol W re:etler t(- puy a nt -Pfl:t t- ko1ede the u~tn- of O it
tion: but when you comare or -1uai ti-s and our prien with thlosc oi ered you elsewhere. I amn
sur- I will be beiJte~td and1( you will ann. Come- in antd look over our ine. I nd Spri ngs. or Side
Sprinizs. with oomfortanve -eats antiid . of in- oo. Cont-:and inlspect our bitt rep~ository.
aid stock. It will savee .tou money.
The Best Pills Ever Sold.
.lftc doctoriu fifteen years for
clwluie indigestion and spending over
two hundred dollars. nothing has done
me as much goad as Dr. King's New
Life Pills. I consider them the best
oilis ever soil." writes B. F. Ayscue of
linleside. N. C. Sold under guarantee
at .\rant's drug store. 25c.
The Wh:te Evening Waistcoat.
Antinn.: that breaks through the
gloomay, funcreal. waitereal aspect of
male evening dress is to be commend
ed But practically, as a general rule,
th. white eveuing waistcoat cannot be
effec! veiy worn much after the age of
twenty-one. Black, it Is well known,
di-ninishes the proportions, but white
undoubtedly increases them. I see men
whoni I have hitherto considered to be
slim appear in white evening waist
coats and look absolutely corpulent
A Good Reason.
Pearl--They thought at first they
would be married in Holland. Ruby
And what changed their minds? Pearl
-Why, they heard that old shoes in
Holland weighed from two to six
Old Bullion-It galls me to think that
my money goes into your spendthrift
hands when I die. Young Bullion
Never mind, governor. It won't stay
there long.-London Tit-Bits.
Nobility does not lie In the hall full
of family portraits dimmed by the
band of time.-Seneca.
Winthrop College Scholarship and En
The examination for the award af
vacant Scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for the admission of new
students will be held at the County
Court House on Friday, July 3. at 9 a.
mi. Applicants must be not less than
f.f:een years of age. When scholar
ships are vacant after .fuly 3 they will
be awarded to those making the high
est average at this examination, pro
vided they meet the conditions govern
ing the award. Applicants for scholar
ships should write to President John
son before the examination for exami
Scholarships are worth $100 and free
tuition. The next session will open
September 16, 190S. For further infor
mation and catalogue, address Presi
dent D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. C.
Prescribes Dr. Blosser's Catarrh Remedy.
Dear Sirs-I first used your Catarrh Cure in
he case of my son. who had chronic naso-phar
ngeal catarrh. with great benefit to him. I
often prescribe it for other of my patients. and
[ think it is quite the finest remedy for catarrh
that has ever been placed on the market.
Thanking you ror past favors. I am,
Yours very truly,
M. J. D. DA-TZLEIt, M. D.,
Ellorec. S. C.
Dear Sirs-Your medicine is ,inning fast in
this country. It has effected some remarkable
cures. I do not inow that it has failed in one
instance where it has been fairiy tried.
Very truly yours,
Rev. T. H. ALLax.
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 will bring it by mail.
Everything of the best for
the personal wear and adorn
ment of both sexes.
We fill mail orders carefully
SCharleston, S. C.
Bank of Summuerton,
Summerton, S. C.
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FRESH .\EATIS AT?
Give us a Trial.
AND CURE THE LU NCS
oR OLDS Tilal Bottle Free
AND ALL TH ROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES.
OR MONEY REFUNDED.
Arant's Drug Store,
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
migosts what yonn at.
Pineules for the kidneys. :10 days' trial $1.00.
Guaranteel. Pineulesa'et directly on the Kiil
nevs and bring relief in the lirst dose to back
ache. weak back, lame back. rheumatic pains. r
kidney and bladder trouble. They purify the
blood and invigorate the entire system. Surd a
by The larning Pharmacy. C
THE PRISON BIRD.
This African Beauty Seals His Mate
Up In the Nest.
The peculiarity of the prison bird, a .F
feathered beauty of Africa, Is that
he is the most tyrannical and jealous
of husbands, imprisoning his mate a
throughout her nesting time. Living- t,
stone watched the bird's habits while
in Monpour and in his subsequent ob
servations referred to the nest as a
prison and the female bird as a slave.
The nest is built in the hollow of a
tree through an opening in the bark.
As soon as it ,w completed the mother g
bird enters carefully and fearfully and g
settles down in it. Then papa walls 1
up the opening, leaving only just space U
enough for air and food to pass through.
He keeps faithful guard and brings '
food at regular intervals without fail. ti
The female thrives under her enforced '
retirement But if the prison bird Is I1
killed or in any other way prevented n
from fulfilling his duties the mother a
and her little ones must die of starva
tion, for she cannot free herself from E
Normally the imprisonment lasts un- b
til the chicks are old enough to fly. o
Then the male bird destroys the bar- I
rier with his beak and liberates his a
family. "It is charming," writes Liv- -y
ingstone, "to see the joy with which ti
the little prisoners greet the light and il
the unknown world." n
If You Must Smoke, Puff Your Cigar h
or Pipe Leisurely.
That it is much more injurious to
smoke quickly than slowly is the con
clusion arrived at by two Austrian a
scientists after careful study and ex
The two professors-Dr. Liebermann
and Dr. Davidovics-tested pieces of
cotton which had been placed in the
mouthpieces of pipes and cigar holders "
and found them covered with yellow
ish brown flecks. These were found
to be of a tarry nature, produced dur- u
ing the process of combustion, and f,
highly poisonous. t
It was found also that two cigars og ,
the same brand and strength often s
produced differing degrees of discolora- q
tion of the cotton. Further investiga- s
tion showed that these differences were f
due to the length of time occupied in c
smoking. The same weight of tobacco d
smoked in five minutes produced near- d
ly three times as many yellowish '
brown spots as if it were smoked in b
fifteen minutes. The professors there- a
fore concluded that a rapid smoker e
inhales a much larger quantity of s
poisonous substance. to the consequent t1
injury of his health, than does his t
more phlegmatic colleague.-Pall Mall c
Gazette. - t
Horses and Music. a
Horses are particularly sensitive to t
music. - Guenoe, who carefully studied
the matter, quotes the following curl- 1l
ous fact: "In 1892 the Fifty-eighth reg- t
Iment of infantry was making a 1mill
tary test march when the music struck
up. The young horse of Captain De y
R. hastened forward and placed Itself, e
In spite of its rider, behind the last rank a
of the musicians. Then it followed d
peacefully, giving obvious signs of
"When the music ceased the captain
was able to resume his place at the
head of his company, but the band
struck up again, and the horse, not
withstanding the efforts of Captain De d
R., galloped ahead and once moreb
placed itself behind the . musician- d
This happened every time the band a
Lions have been found to listen with ,
marked joy to the piano. They appre- a
ciste the top notes and the medium, h
but. roar terribly when the bass keys
are struck loudly.-Paris Revue. e
Her Sweet Revenge.
Diffcult subjects require careful i
handling, and for this reason a room e
clerk at a woman's hotel must have n
special qualifications. One of the many j
applicants to approach a clerk of thisy
class wits a young, prepossessing wom
an, who, a few days ago, walked to the
desk and hesitatingly asked if a room
could be had at a moderate price.
"Wuld you like a room at a dollar and ti
a half a day?" With a startled look c
she replied, "I want one at $3 a week." b
"We have rooms at that price, but none h
vacant. You can see that the offce is b:
full of guests, and It is not probable h
that we shall have such a room as you c
desire until one of our guests dies-or a
gets married." Swveeping the offce c
with her eyes, the young woman re- o
plied sweetly, "Oh, then, It is hope- e
less"-New York Tribune. e
Changed Accompaniment- b
One can hardly be expected to have a
"music in his soul" when there Is dis
cord In his stomach.
Husband-What was that you were
playing, my dear?
Wife--Did you like It?
"It was lovely-the melody divine, '.[
the harmony exquisite!"
"It is the very thing I played last
evening, and you said it was horrid." 1t
"Well, the steak was burned last
evening."-Stray Stories. 3
Boston Bill-I'm getting weary of
this blase, nomadic, peripatetic exist- v
ence. Aren't you, pal? Omaha Red (aft- f!
er recovernlg)-Why--er-youI see, Bill, h
It never struck me in dat light before. tl
Is it really as bad as all dat?-Puck. I
"You Americans don't appreciatear.
said the man from abroad. I
"We don't eh?" rejoined the earnest g
patriot. "Why, we pay some opera I
singers more than we do baseball play- I
Learn to unlearn what you have
learned amlss.-German Proverb.
DeWitts Kidney and Bladder Pills*
are prompt and thorough and will in a
verv short time strenirthen the weak
ened kid nevs and allav troubles arising 11
from inflammation of' the bladdes. They'
are recommended every where. Sold
by W. E. Brown & Co.
The Bride's Disaster.
He found her lying unconscious i
the kitchen. But she opened her eyes
feebly for a moment '
"The cake fell on me, George!" shet
gasped, and with that she swooned
The beautiful is as useful as the use
ful-more so Derhaos.-Victor Hugo.
Big cuts or little cuts, small scratches
or bruises or big ones are healed
quickly by DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve. It is especially good for piles.
Be sure to get DeWitt's. Sold by W.
B. Bron & Co
Consumptives Made Comfortable.
Foley's Honey and Tar has cured
ianv cases of incipient consumption
ad even in the advanced stages affords
omfort and relief. Refuse any but the
enuine Foley's H-oney and Tar. W.
Brown & Co.
1 Saint In Religious Matters, but Dif
ferent In Politics.
The Virginia -Magazine of History
nd Biography has a number of let
ers by lioger Atkinson. a Virginia
lanter. who came from Cumberland,
ngland. about 1750 and settled near
'etersburg. To his brother-in-law.
amuel Pleasant of Philadelphia, he
rites in October. 1774, concerning Vir
inia's recently appointed seven dele
ates to the first Philadelphia congress.
'he spirit of the man is shrewd, but
bviously not reverential:
"Ye 3d gentleman, Col'o Washington,
ras bred a soldier-a warrior. & dis
inguished himself in early life before
at ye Death of ye unfortunate but
2trepid Braddock. He is a modest
au, but sensible & speaks little-in
tion cool, like a Bishop at his prayer.
"The 4th a real half Quaker. Patrick
[enry, your Brother's man-moderate
mild & in religious matter a Saint
ut ye very Devil in Politicks-a son
f Thunder-Boan-Erges-the Patriotic
'armer will explain this-I know it is
bove your Thumbs. He will shake
e Senate & Some years ago had like
> have talked Treason in ye House,
2 these times a very useful man, a
otable American. very stern & steady
i his country's cause & at ye same
ime such a fool that 1 verily believe
w'd puzzle even a king to buy him
i-he's a second Shippen-oh, that he
ad the handling of some of our Court
rs-for instance, was it North or
outh-Scotch English or Welsh (ye
oor Irish have enough of it In their
wn country) our Patrick w'd certain
be very uncivil-he Is no Macaroni."
FLOATING IN THE AIR.
'he Impression on Ascending In a
One of the first questions which I am
sually asked by persons seeking in
ormation about balloons Is, "What is
ae sensation of going up in a balloon?"
mrites Captain C. DeF. Chandler, U.
A. I will anticipate this same in
ulry of the readers of this article and
tate for their information that in a
ree balloon.I have not noticed any pe
ular physical sensation which can be
escribed.- It would be like trying to
escribe standing still as a sensation.
he impression on ascending In a free
alloon is more an optical illusion. The
scent is so slow and gentle . that It
annot be felt, and one has the impres
Ion that the balloon is motionless and
e earth gradually dropping away. All
be noises and shouts of the people be
ome fainter and die out. As the alti
ide increases hills and valleys are not
pparent, and the earth seems fiat, like
beautiful colored map, showing cul- i
vated fields, forests, etc.
The greater part of the time a bai
>on Is moving either up or down, but
tie motion is not apparent, and it re
ures a statoscope to indicate whether
Ie balloon is ascending or descending.
! a considerable change of altitude' is
lde in a short time, the difference in
ir pressure may be felt on the ear
rums. In descending even quite rap
Ily I have never had any sensation of
alling.-Journal of Military Service.
The Bath of the Future.
"The bath of the next-century," says
.Baron Russell in his book. "A Hun
red Years Hence," "will lave the
ody speedily with oxygenated water
elivered with a force that will render
bbing unnecessary, and beside it
rill stand the drying cupboard, lined
ri'th some quickly moving arrange
ient of soft brushes and fed with a
ghly desiccated air, from whIch, al
iost n a moment, the bather will
merge klrled and with a skin gently
tlmulated and perhaps electrified, to
lothe himself quickly and~ pass down
e lift to his breakfast, which he will
at to the accompaniment of a sum
iary of the morning's news read out
yr the benefit of the family or whis-,
ered into his ears by a talking ma
St. Peter's In Rome.
From the beginning of the founda
on to the time when the great church
f S't. Peter's in Rome could be said to
e complete three and a half centuries
ad elapsed, eighteen architects had
een employed and forty-three popes
ad reigned. .The cost of the great
burch can never be known with ex
tness. At the end of the seventeenth
ntury it had cost $50,000,000, with
at including the sacristy bell, towers,
t. The last important work on the
cifice was done by Pope Pius IX.. on
e four hundredth anniversary of the
irth of Michelangelo. - New York
"So you have had it out with your
'ife? How did you manage it?"
"Took her up in McLemore's cove
'here there is the most remarkable
eho in the world."
"How did that cure her? What did
e echo have to do with her malady?"
"The echo had the last word."-New
Men Are So Unreasonable.
The young wife cannot understand
hy. if she only has a vase of fresh
owvers on the table at breakfast, her
usband should find fault just because
e steal: is burned.-Some~rville Jour
A Different March
School Inspector - Now, chIldren,
hat is it that comes in like a lion and
os out lIke a lamb? Small Girl
'lease. n;ir. It's father when mother
as been~ giving him a talking to.
The wvorld is full of' men and women
rho do nothinga. They generally im
ose on some one who works too much.
le La:<ative Coui.h Syrup for youngii andi
Id is prompt relief for coughs, croup. hoarse
i'ss, whoopingr cough. Gently laxative. Guar
nt'd. Sold by 'The Manning Pharmacy.
His Fair Proposition.
"Are you able to support my daugh
rY' asked the old gentleman. "You!
:wshe has pretty expensive tastes,
d. I don't mind saying that the bur
en has been pretty hard for me at
"That's just the point." exclaimed
he prospective benedict. "If I marry
er we can divide the expense."
Madam (to the nursemaid, who has
ust brought home her four children
rom a walk)--Dear me. Anna, how
'hanged the children look since I last
awr them! Are you quite sure they
-r the right m nonesleed Blatter.
You Should Know This.
Foley' Kidney Remedy will cure any
case of kidney or bladder trouble that
is not beyond the reach of medicine.
No medicine can do more. W. i=
Brown & Co.
Blunders That Bring Joy to the Hearts
"The fascination of stamp collect
lr.." said a postal official. "lies in the
rtre 'finds' which are continually made
and the curious points which some
times make a stamp of the face value
of a few pence worth hundreds of
pounds. For instance, the twopence
blue Mauritius stamp which the Prince
of Wales bought at a public auction for
?1,450 was unique in one respect-the
proper wording on it. 'Post Paid Mauri
tius.' had by a strange error been al
tered to 'Post Office Mauritius.'
"Another stamp which has been
priced at several hundred pounds is
valuable for the mere misspelling of a
single word. It is a British Guiana is
sue worth just 1 cent, but it is sought
after by all collectors because the word
'Patimusque' figures on it instead of
"Again, a one penny Cape of Good
Hope stamp changed hands the other
day for nearly ?200 simply because in
stead of being red, as are all the others
of this issue, its color was blue.
"Some years ago in Western Australia
a few stamps were printed with the fig
ure of a swan upside down upon them.
When the mistake was detected the is
sue was hastily destroyed- Several
specimens had escaped, and one of
them has been sold for ?400."-London
THE SORROWFUL TREE.
Its Flowers Open at Night and Close
With the Dawn of Day.
There is a tree in Persia to which
the name "the sorrowful tree" is given,
perhaps because it blossoms, only in
the evening. When the first star, ap
pears in the heavens the first bud of
the sorrowful tree opens, and as the
shades of night advance and the stars
thickly stud the sky the buds continue
gradually opening until the whole tree
looks like one immense white flower.
On the approach of dawn, when the
brilliancy of the stars gradually fades
in the light of day, the sorrowful tree
closes its flowers, and ere the sun is
fully risen not a single blossom is vis
ible. A sheet of flower dust as white
as snow covers the ground around the
foot of the tree, which seems blighted
and withered during the day, while,
however, it is actively preparing for
the next nocturnal festival. The fra
grance of the blossoms is like that of
the evening primrose.
If the tree is cut down close to the
roots a new plant shoots up and at
tains maturity in an incredibly short
In the vicinity of this singular tree
there usually grows another which is
almost an exact counterpart of the sor
lwful tree, but less beautiful, and.
strange to say, it blooms only in the
The Bank of England's strong room
is one of the largest in the world. The
foundation, sixty-six feet below the
street level, is a bed of concrete twen
ty feet thick. Above this is a lake sev
en feet deep, and above that thick
plates of iron specially manufactured
to resist both skill and force. Any one
attempting an entranice from above
would find a similar bed of concrete, a
similar lake and similar plates of Iron..
The walls are Impenetrable. while the
doors are one foot thick, weigh four
tons each and are made absolutely un
The Imperial Ottoman bank, Con
stantinople. had a marvelous steel fort
built upon a water bearlng rock, and
on top of the rock foundation is a four
foot bed of concrete. The height is
over thirty-six feet, length forty-six
feet and width twenty-four. The steel
walls are surrounded by masonry and
concrete six feet thick throughout,
while the whole comprises xnearly thir
ty tons of steel.
Circulation of the Blood.
The idea of some sort of movement
of the blood in man and the lower an
Imals was possessed by Aristotle and
other Greeks and by the physicians of
the Alexandrian school as well as by
the doctors and surgeons of the middle
ages. In fact, even the village barbers
knew of such movement But no one,
not even the wisest of men, had any
conception of a continuous stream re
turning to its source-a circulation in
the true sense of the word-or of the
functions of the heart as the motor
power of the movement of the blood
until it was demonstrated by Harvey
The "Letters of Junius."
The vexed question of the real au
thorship of the "Letters of Junius" has
never been positively settled. Mr. Cha
bot's learned work to show that Sir
Philip Francis was the author of the
famous letters, while a strong produc
tio> fails of absolute proof. The at
tempt was made to prove that Thomas
Paine wrote the letters, but that, too,
failed to convince. The question is
still a mystery, though the balance of
the evidence is in favor of Sir Philip
Dad Gets Sarcastic.
"Physical culture, father, is perfect
ly lovely. To develop the arms I
grasp this rod by one end and move
it slowly from right to left."
"Well, well!" exclaimed her father.
"What won't science discover? If that
rod had straw at the other 'end you'd
be sweepng."-Louisville Courier-Jour
Thanks For His Money.
Weeke-So Slippsy is a defaulter,
eh? Deekle-So they say. Weekle
By George! I always wondered why
he said "Thank you" so pleasantly
every time I made a deposit.-Bohe
Operation for PiXes will not be neesayi
you use Manzan 1'iie Renedy. Guarante '.
Price 0C. Sold by The~ 2laning 'nalrmacy.
Not Worth Stealing.
A certain dramatic author was-seen
by a friend to have a manuscript
almost falling from his pocket. "If
you were not so well known you would
ave had your pocket picked," said
The careful reader of a few good
newspapers cant learn more in a year
than most scholars do in their great
lihrares.-F. B. Sanborn.
"What are you stopping for, John?
f we don't hurry we'll miss our
"You can go on If you want to, Ma
ia. I'm going to see how they get
SUNSET AT GUAYAQUIL.
There Is No Twilight, No Interval Be
tween Daylight and Dark.
The days and nights at Guayaquil
are of equal length. The sun knocks
off promptly at G o'clock in the even
ing and gets up at 0 in the morning
with equal regularity the whole year
around. There is no twilight, no
gloaming, no interval whatever be
tween daylight and dark-only a bril
liant illumination, the sudden disap
pearance of a red ball into a blue
ocean. a spread of flame color over all
the western sky for a few minutes and
a purple haze in the east.
Then the surface of the ocean, like
the heavens, is lighted with millions of
strange and shifting stars, for the wa
ter is so impregnated with phosphor
us that each tiny wave is tipped
with light. and the foam that follows
in the wake of the vessel is often like
a stream of fire. Sometimes you can
see porpoises swimming along the bow
of the vessel livid with phosphorescent
light and followed by a streak of
sparks like a comet's tail.
The Southern Cross. with the right
arm tipped out at proper angle, lies
straight ahead in the midst of myriads
of unknown worlds that look strange
to those accustomed to the northern
constellations. Under the left arm is a
large black spot in the heavens, bright
ened by only a single modest star,
which the sailors call "the devil's din
ner bag." Over the stern of the vessel
In the early evening you can plainly
distinguish the familiar constellation
of the Great Bear, but it goes to bed
with the children.
Kicking on Their Decisions Is as Old
as the Game.
Much has been said and written
about the habit that ball players have,
and apparently cannot break them
selves of entirely, of disputing deci
sions of the umpire. The practice dates
back for many years. As far back as
1860 in an account of a game between
the famous Atlantics of Brooklyn and
the Excelsiors there appeared the fol
"We hope to see the boys' play of dis
puting over the decisionof umpires en
tirely done away with."
,Many years have passed since that
was written, and the players still dis
pute what in some quarters it Is ar
gued should be the sacred decisions of
the judges of play. Nowadays the best
umpires in the game make allowance
for the state of mind a player Is in
while engaged in a close contest
The following extract is from a New
York paper printed in 1867:
"KxeIly says that Peck's dummy; has
created quite an excitement on Ann
street Dressed in a full baseball rig.
he looks quite .natty. Scofield of the
Haymakers did think about bringing
the figure over to. the Union grounds
to act as umpire in the Haymakers
Eckford game yesterday, but a' young
man named Monell was found who an
swered nearly as well."-New York
A Jewel That Bears a 'Deadly Reputa
tion In' Spain.
It seems strange to read in these
days of a ring which. is believed to
have an evil influence over its owner
and which is known as "Mephisto's
Yet such a ring exists and until re
cent years was .in possession of the
Spanish royal family. The ring is set
with a very large emerald, in the cen
ter of which Is inserted a ruby.
It Is first'heard of in the sixteenth
century, since when 'the kings who
owned it have suffered disasters unlim
fed, while the whole country has grad.
ually sunk from Its former eminentpo'
sition. . '
When the late Hlspano-Amnerican
war broke out the ring was presented
to a church. The sacred building short
ly after was destroye'd by fire.
The next resting place of the ring
was a museum.,- which was twice
struck by lightning while holding the
I1 omened jeweL
The fatal ring has now, It Is said,
been packed in a strong box and se
curely buried. It remains to be seen
whether this will finally put an end
to its "mystic" power. -Pearso,n's
A Probrem In Numbers.
No one is known to have succeeded
in finding two integral numbers such
that the sum' of their cubes would pro
duce the cube of a whole number. The
cubes of the first ten numbers give the
following series: 1-S-27-64-125-216-343
512-72-.000. This series may be pro
longed indefinitely. The problem would
then be to find two members of the
series such that their sum is just equal
to another member. Adding 125 and
216. we get 341. which Is certainly
pretty close to 343. Again, adding 216
and 512. we obtain 728. which is with
in a single unit of 729, anotier member
of the series. Another example of be
ing very close, but not exact. Is that
729 plus 1.000 gives 1.729. which Is but
a single unit more than 1.728. the cube
of 12. It will thus be seen that the
first twelve cubes yield two cases
where the approximation is but a unit
out of the way. As the possible cubes
zre infinite in number. It may seem
worth while to prosecute the search.
Trapped by Its Portrait.
If an old English writer be true in
his observations, the pheasant must be
a very simple bird, for he declares that
It puts its head in the ground& and
thinks that all Its body is then .hidden.
The same author says that it was also
captured by another curious plan. A
picture of the bird was painled on
cloth and then placed in a spot where
it was sure of being seen. By and by
a silly pheasant coming along catches
sight of the portrait and goes up to
have a close view of the new neighbor.
While eugaged in inspecting the can
vas the fowler draws near from behind
and throws his net over the 'unwary
The Dangers of 'Riches.
More men have been ruined by afflu
ence and its consequent temptations
than have ever been wrecked on the
rock of poverty. To the rich man duty
often loses its imperative voice, and he
tampers wvith its claims and neglects
its fulfillment, while all the time he is
breeding greed and selfishness in his
heart, to the defilement of his whole
life. Against all this and much more
the man of relative poverty 15 defend
ed and kept-Stiand Magazine.
A gentleman was one day relating to
a Quaker a tale of deep distress and
concluded by saying:
"I could not but feel for him."
'Verily, friend." replied the Quaker,
'thou didst right in that thou didst
feel for thy neighbor, but didst thou
feel in the right place? Didst thou feel
In thy pocket?"
TOLD BY HIS HAT.
The Way a Traveler Picked 0
"See that Oman?" the lately ret
traveler remarked to a friend, in
ing an Individual a little abet
them. "Well, I never saw him b
but I'll lay a good sized bet that
an Englishman and, moreover, a
"How do you tell?" the friend a
"By the way he wears his hat,"
the reply. "Notice how it is jan
down on the head? Englishmen,
dally Londoners, put on their hat
keeps. No chance Is -taken of 't
separated from a 'bowler.' That's
the derby Is called over there. An(
the same way with a top hat
straw or a cap, for that matter.
"The American wears his hat lig
in comparison, and so do ~ the pe
of southern continental Europe.
French, for example, have a penci
,for hats that seem a bit too small
them. At any rate, their heads
doesn't appear to be very firmly ft:
It may be my fancy, but an Italan
ways impresses me as a bit unc
fortable in a hat. At all events
likes to avoid wearing it whenever i
sible. But your Englishman wears
hat thoroughly and seriously. -It's -
ed back a little, as a rule, and
nearer it is to his ears the 'safer
Just then the man ahead drew a
per from his pocket. It was the L
"There, what did I tell you?" a
the returned traveler's comment.-N.
York Press. .
Whiskers In Paris Reach the Pinna
It is In Paris that the whis1 4
reaches its highest state of civllizatk
and development The luxuriant ye
dure on the faces of some of the Pat
sians who strut along the boulevas
every day can be compared to nothin
but the riot of vegetation in= the trot
ics. Every Parisian has -whiskers
much whiskers if he can, but som
whiskers at any rate. He supplement
nature's' efforts with the 'best aids o
the barber and trains and nurses hh
hirsute appurtenances with anxioni
The Paatians spend hor on thei
beards and educate them into formar
gardens, set pieces, shrubbery, terrace
and vista -effects. They lay out hair
scapes with them, arrangesthem in n
duiting -meadows and twine them on
pergolas. There is the 10ng, spade con
coction much sought by men with
black beards, which- consists of about
a foot of hair cut square .across the
bottom and 'adds muchiglory to the .
wearer, for the whiskers always shine=
and glisten in the sun. There are side..
winders and pointed ones, the heart
shaped and the curved, the waved and
the plain." A man who -can trainhis
whiskers to grow In a new way is as
much of a celebrity as a man who
writes a good poem or -paints a good..
picture.-Samuel G. Blythe In Every
FOUGHT UNDER WATER.
Last of the Spanish FJeet at thoBat
til of Manila.Bay.
"What was it like, that battle of Ma
nila Bay, do you ask?'
The thunders of heaven would have
been lost in its din. It was -fierce and
fast, 1&he the rolling of all, the drums
in the world or-like bolts of heavy sail
cloth .torn into shreds by the wind.
What a picture It would snake-that
bttle, -the last of the Spa-iish fleet, the
Don. Antonio de Ulloa. She fought
sinking a foot a minute! Gun after
gun went under, anid when. the slast
onset was made only her bow gun re
mined. 'Its crew, waist-deep:In water,
fought as though victory was'- crown
ing them. It-was- theirs to fire the last "
gun upon that eventful day, and we
cheered them as-they 'sank
These are the things men will write
about, but memory alone can paint a
picture. so terrible. that the moon. that
old night watch of the, universe. hid
behind friendly vapors-that she might
not see the embers of war as they
glared through the portholies~ and spon
sons of half sunken ships, while ever
and anon exploding magazines would
tear the waters, and flames 'of yellow
and red flaunt above all that was left
of Spain's wreckage.
Surely Wellington was' a Solomon
when he wrote. "Nothing except a bat- -
te lost can be half so melancholy as a
battle won."-St Nicholas.
AN AFRICAN RESCUE.
Saved From a Great Army of Ravenous
. Driver Ants.
In her "West African Studies" Miss
Kingsley tells this story about the fa
mons "driver" -ants: "I was in a little
village, and out of a hut came' the
owner and his family and all the
household parasites pellmell, leaving
the drivers In possession. hut the
mother and father of the family, when
they recovered from this unwonted
burst of activity, showed such a lively
concern and. such unmistakable sIgns
of anguish at having 'left something
- behind them in the hut that I thought
it must be the baby. 'In him far cor
ner for floor!' shrieked the distracted
parents, and'into that hut I charged. .
"Too true! There in the corner lay
the poor little thing, a mere Inert
black mass, with hundreds of cruel
drivers already swarming upon It. To
seize it and give It to the distracted
mother was. as the reporter would say.
'the work of an instant' She gave a
cry of joy and dropped it instantly
into a water barrel, where her bus
band held it down with a hoe, chuc
kling contentedly. Shivernot.my friend.
at the callousness of the Ethiopian.
That there thing wasn't an infant It
was a ham!"
Many readers may not be aware of
thefact that the full moon gives sev
eral times more than twice the light
of the half moon. They may be still
more surprised to learn that the ratio
is approximately as nine to one. Pro
fessor Joel Stebbins and F. C. Brown,
taking advantage of the extreme sensi
tiveness to light of a selenium cell.
measured the amount of light coming
from the moon~ at different phases with
the result above mentioned. The rea
son for, the remarkable difference
shown is to be ,found in the varying
angles of reflection presented by the
roughened surface of our satellite to
the sun- The moon Is brighter between
Ifirst quarter and full than between
full and last quarter. The cause of
this is evident in the more highly rd
flective character of that part of the
moon which lies west of its 'meridian.
No man prospers in this world by
'luck unless it be the luck of getting up
early, working hard and maintaining