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OUR ERRATIC SENES
Some of the Curious Facts Re
corded by Physiologists.
THE PHENOMENA OF SOUND.
Squeals of Mice and the L west Notes
of an Organ Are Inaudible to Some
Persons-Peculiarities of the Deli
cate Sense of Smell.
If you shade the eyes, you weaken
your sense of hearing. Try it with a
watch and the result will surprise you.
If you sip a glass of cold water, You
will increase for a short time your
power of vision. If you fill the mouth
with water, you will greatly strength
en your sense of smell.
Many similar curious facts about the
senses are told by physiologists.
There is a multitude of sounds made
in the world every day, for instance,
which we cannot hear, however close
they may be. Every sound must last a
certain time in order to be heard by
the ear. If it is an extremely feeble
sound it must last quite two seconds
or we cannot hear it But, no matter
how long it lasts, we cannot hear it if
it is a very low or a very high note.
Extremely small animals emit such
high notes that we never hear them.
Some people cannot even hear the
squeal of mice. The lowest notes of
an organ are mere rumbling noises to
most people, and some cannot hear
them at all.
It is by means of the external ear we
judge the direction from which sound
comes. Stand facing a clock, place
your hands in front of your ears, with
the palms turned back, close your eyes;
you will then think the clock is behind
Why can some animals taell more
keenly than others? It is a question of
the space within the nose capable of
smelling. In man this space is very
small-less than one-fourth of a square
inch. In dogs and most mammals it
is very much larger. The porpoise has
no sense of smell. Then comes man,
and also the raonkeys, whales and all
kinds of fowl. and birds, with very
feeble smelling power. When peo
ple talk of vultures scenting dead
bodies they make a mistake. Lions,
tigers, wolves, etc., can scent them at
long distances, but vultures depend on
their sense of sight
The sense of smell is exceedingly del
icate. If one ounce of musk were di
vided into 15,000,000,000 parts one of
these infinitesimal parts would be per
ceptible by the average person's nose.
On the other hand, many people have
no power to smell some substances,
such as mignonette, vanilla, violets and
Taste is curious in the fact that dif
ferent parts of the tongue appreciate
different flavors. At the tip we per
ceive sweet tastes best, at the sides
acid tastes and at the back bitter
tastes. Substances must be dissolved
in order to be tasted, and a dry morsel
in a dry mouth has no flavor.- This is
why smokers cannot taste well. Their
mouth ganids, which manufacture sa
liva, are paralyzed by the tobacco.
Very hot or very cold things are scarce
ly tasted at all. If you want to get
the best flavor from your food it must
be at some temperature between 50
and 95 degrees.
Every one knows how easily the
sense of sight is deceived by optical
-puzzles. But a curious deception is
practiced on us all throughout our
lives, and no one ever perceives it
There is a blind spot in the eye where
the optic nerve enters. In everything
we look at therefore, there .IS a little
gap where we see nothing. But no one
is aware of it because it has been the
case. since we first opened our eyes.
* In estimating distance we judge by
the experience' we gain in walking.
The eye itself cannot judge distances.
A near hill and a distant mountain
will each form an Image of the same
* size on the eye. We know the moun
tain is farther away than the hill be
cause there are more Intervening ob
jects. But we can often make an esti
mate of distance, In a curious way, by
the muscles of the eyeball. In order
to focus a near object we must bulge
the lens, and to focus a distant object
we must flatten the lens. The amount
of muscular labor used in doing this
gives us an Idea of the distance of the
A man seems much th',1er in dark
than in light clothing. All 1Aack things,
In fact, appear smaller than white
things of the same size. An Image re
mains on the eye for some time after
looking at an object If the thing is
very bright the Image remains~ a long
time, and sometimes if you look direct
ly at the sun you will carry the Image
of It around with you for days.
Color blind people have a defective
* musical sense. They confuse different
notes, and, curiously, the confusion of
green blind people differs from the
confusion of red blind people. Colors
strengthen the sense of taste. Rted ap
ples and tomatoes and strawberries
and green pickles taste better than the
* selfsame vegetables and fruit when
they are paler.wehv
For feeling ehaea variety of
nerves. Some spots on the skin feel
pain, some warmth, some cold and
some simple touch. The tip of the
finger has a much better sense of
touch than the forearm or the cheek.
* But the cheek and the forearm are far
better judges of heat In the white
of the eye we can feel neither touch,
. heat nor cold-only pain alonebut the
red lining of the eyelids can feel
scarcely anything but cold. The
mouth, as every one knows, can gnjoy
tea or coffee at a temperature that
-would give great pain, to the hands~ or
The first scheme for the distribution
of prizes by chance in modeis1 times
is generally attributed to one Bene
detto Gentile of Genoa, who establish
ed his lottery in 1620. The proper lot
tery, in which each person takes part
by means of tickets costing each a
fixsed sum of money, hiad its origin In
more ancient times, being known even
in the middle ages. Such a lottery
was established at Florence as early
as 1530.-New York American.
"You say you acted like a perfect
lady throughout?" "Sure, yer honor.
When he tips his hat to me an' me not
knowin' him, I ups with a rock an'
caves in his face."-Houston Post
Action repeated becomes habit
Habit long continued becomes second
nature. We are today what we were
accustomed to do yesterday and the
day before.--Lyman Abbott
Evil comes by, talking of it,-frish
On Thursday, October the 29th
that the people want and must gel
an extent that there has been but I
I 5 cents the pound people must hav
and shall have our share of this tra+
goods now on sale that we have el
Come to our store during this 10-D
2,000 yards unbleached Sea Island Homespur
38 inches wide, 8 1-3c. value, only 5c. yd
1,000 yards of unbleached Canton Drill Flat
nel, 24 inches wide. 12 1-2c. value, wi]
go at 9c. the yard.
1,000 yards (1 case) Cream of the Crop Bleach
36 inches wide, 12 1-2c. value, will go 1:
this sale at 8 1 3c. yard; 12 yards to th
dollar, as long as they last.
1 case (50 pairs) Cotton Blankets, sells for 65c
and 75c. the pair everywhere, our pric
in this sale 49c. the pair.
25 pair heavy Cotton Blankets, $1.25 value
will go in this sale, Special, at 98c.
25 pair very heavy Cotton Blankets. $1.7
value, will go at $1.29.
25 pair All-wool Blankets, 11-4. blue. pin]
and red borders. value $5.00, will go ii
this sale at $3.98.
25 pair All-wool Blankets, 10-4, $4.00 value
at $3.49 the pair. Heavier grades o
all-wool Blankets if you wish them.
BARGAINS IN DRESS GOODS.
A big lot of Dress Goods carried over fron
last year at slaughtering values.
20c. wool Dress Flannels at 10c. yard.
25c. Dress Goods, ,ssortment of colors any
styles, 15c. yard.
50c. Dress Goods for 25c. yard. $1.25 Bac]
Skirting at 50c. yard. This lot of Dress Good
will interest you if you ask to see them.
A large stock of Dress Goods, in all th,
newest Fabrics and latest styles, all at specia
A splendid Line of Black Taffeta Silks, oni
yard wide, S1.25 value, will only cost you 93c
the yard in this sale.
Black Taffeta~ Silks, one-yard wide, $1.7.
and $1.50 values, only $1.29 in this sale.
A SPECIAL BIG OFFER.
1 Case of Fleece Back Twill Suitings. a:
good cloth as you will find in any market in th<
county for 10c. the yard. We do not care wher<
you go. Our price to you as long as it lasts, Sc
Call early or you won't find this.Not more thai
one dress to a customer.
SVALUES IN LADIES' SKIRTS.
A lot of some 50 Skirts that sold at $1.50
Now, if you wish to put any i
show you. We have a large and spi
starting on Thursday, October 29th
S Oak Beds, $3.00 value, for only $2
$25, will go for $19. in this sale.Nic
kinds of Furniture will be sold chea
Big Bargains in Mattings---20
%I yard. Window Shades, Curtains, P
and English Lenoliums will be sold
Stensive to be found in the county.
Timo to Wake.TeKido3o
Judge Wheaton A. Gray was once ThtMral.Fedo4
harangue by the prosecuting counselrstvitoy r
on a warm day at teend of a long lcs sson ytef
harangue by the prosecuting counlseild fhmb red
he noticed one off the jurymen asleep. We o on i
As soon as the argument was complet
ed the judge addressed the jury in watahis? Nooy
peculiar manner: "Gentlemen of the rpidtemrhn."
jury, the prosecuting attorney has coma- by? h o uss
leted his argument. Wake up and lis-aahd Nbd ed
ten to the instructions of the cou therpl."- e ol
One as noug. piedThe Kicnt, "andy
"how many igaos doeswtettkeitohurt fou.
"How mny havayeusoeedp"No stone<
"One."blockis. shon byohn fc
takng ownthestap rombehdtold ofri m~ by frend
door, he oonWconvncedoyheooynghat
boy?" h d e byprsse
we will open up a Special 10-Days Sale fo1
from somewhere. The low price of cotto
ittle goods bought yet for fall and winter 1
e clothes and shoes to wear and we must h
le if honest effort counts for anything. We
ter shoewn, and we want to' show you tha
ays of Special Sales, October 29th, and we
$2.00 and $2.50 the Skirt, will be put out in a
pile, and you can pick your choice out of the
lot for 98c.
1 Another lot of Ladies' Skirts to close out
A big lot of Ladies' Fine Skirts that sells
1 from $5.00 to $12.50, will all go on sale at
AN EYE-OPENING VALUE
in Ladies' Jackets. and we are going to tell you
the truth about them.
One lot of Ladies' Jackets that cost from
$4.00 to $6.00, will be closed out at $2. .ach.
We also have in stock the most up-to-date
i and stylish line of Ladies' and Misses' Cloaks
to be found in this town; all will go on sale at
special prices. It will do your pockets good to
see our superb line and our very low prices on
this line of Ladies' and Misses' late style Cloaks.
Six thousand dollars worth of Men's and
Boys' Clothing that must be sold. By far the
i cheapest and best Line of Clothing to be found
in Clarendon county. It will do your very
pocketbooks good to see this surperb line of
One lot of 50 Men's All-wool Suits,that sold
I at $10. and $12.50 the Suit, will be marked
down and put in a pile to close out at $7.50 the
Suit. Mind you, listen good, all-wool for only
seven dollars and fifty cents, did I say?
One lot of 50 Men's Black Suits, in the
latest style and cuts; Black Thibbet and Black
Granite, $12.50 values, will go at $9.98 the
Ssuit. A black suit is never out of style, and
always looks nice and neat.
One lot of Young Men's Suits in the latest
Sinvisible stripes, brown mixtures and blue
Iserges, undoubtedly the-swellest line of Young
jMen's Sumts ever shown in Manning. Oar price
on these Suits. $16.50 to $20., will go in this
Isale at special prices. Young man, you will do
Iyourself and your pocketbook great injustice
if yo u eoeyu ehsslni line of
200 Boys' 2 piece Knee Suits will go on
sale at special prices. Nowhere else will you
find such an aggregation of styles and such low
Boys' $1.50 and $1.75 Suits will go at $1.20.
Boys' $2.25 Suits will go at $1.89. Other
jlines of Boys' Suits at $2.50, $3.00, and $3.50,
[ce Furniture in your home you can't do be
endid line of Furniture and we are going t<
at Special Values. If interested call and s
48. Nice Oak Bedroom Suits, 18x20 inch
e popular Suits, imitation Walnut, $15 va
> for the cash.
Rolls Chinese Matting, 25c. value, will be
>es, Carpets, Rugs and Art Squares, all
at close figures. Our Lines of Mattings,
Be sure to see us.
OCTOBER 29th, FOR
e W~is.A Slight Difference. H is
h aicg knew IThe globe trotter was telling about A Georgis
n eetadthe wonders of India. hi ~frotg
dfstublng "The scenery in some portions of the "Candidal
liowing story country," he said, with enthusiasm, 'is to Talk to'
incomparable. Far, far away, the One morr
ld went to a mbountains pile up toward the sky, an~d from the gi
c "Do you stretching off to them are beautiful "Theres
vants a boy," valleys, while close at hand you can here, and
o you need a get in sight of a man eating tiger"- how!"
ot at all "I beg your pardon," interrupted an The man
a boy," was eager listener, "but did you say inside said:
not give up. of a man eating tiger or in sight of "Let him
iave to have one?"-New York Press. I know hii
we do." re. since the v
(rather think .runs in his
boy just like Her Preference- .-Atlanta C
"I want to make a gift to Miss Ps
_.. ray." said Dumley. "I wonder what
sort of animal she'd prefer for a pet?"
"A man," promptly suggested Miss "Do you
iay have had Knox.-Philadelphia Press. "un
The only real thing is to study how' man.
o wonder to rid lif of lamentation and com store e h
the moviing of many Lines of Goods
n has depressed the people to such
ise. It matters not if cotton goes to
ave our share of the trade. We must
have the largest and best stock of
t we will seli cheap for the cash.
will prove to you what we can do.
$4.00, $5.00 and $6.00, will all go on sale at
Special Low Prices.
Now, we do not wish to close this speel on
Clothing until we tell you about our line of
Overcoats. Now, if you need an Overcoat, get
your money and come right to our store (W. E.
J. Co.). We have got the goods and we have
them at the right price. What would you think
of a real nice Overcoat for $2.50. Will you just
come and see them before you pass judgment.
Nice Cravnet Rain Coats that come down
to your shoe-tops that sold for $15. and $20,
will go at $10. Well, you say this sounds windy,
but you just come and see before you pass judg
ment. We have the, goods and we are not
ashamed to tell you about them. We want your
trad'e and we are going to have it if solid talk
and dependable merchandise counts for anything
LARGEST STOCK OF SHOES
in the town, all going at a Special Price. Now,
it would not be good judgment on our part to
pass on without telling you about the splendid
line of Gents', Ladies' and Misses' and Chil
rens' Shoes we now have in stock, and will
sell them all at Special Prices. While we can
1ot describe Shoes to you as minutely as we
can some other lines, yet suffice it to say we
ave one of the largest lines of Shoes in the
town, and we want to tell you further, a cheap,
shoddy shoe has no place on our shelves. If
you need Shoes for yourself, Shoes for your
children and little ones, come to our store and
get them at Special Prices, and get good, solid
dependable Shoes that will do you good. You
[ave been buying your Shoes from us for years
mnd you know we carry only first-class stuff.
ome to our store (W. E. J. Co.) for your Shoes
m.d get them all at Special Prices.
In this Department you will find the largest
tock of Hats and Millinery Goods in town.
In this Department you will find the most
sompletedline of Baby Caps in towr..
It this Diepartment you will find the largest
tock of Ribbons. In this Department you will
nd all the latest styles. In this Department
ou will find courteous ladies ready and anxious
o serve you.
In this Department you 'will find the lowest
ossible prices pervading. Come to our store to
et your fall and winter Hat.
tter than to see what we have to
)sell it all for the next 10 Days,
e us. it will do you no harm. Nice
French bevel plate mirrors, value
ue, for only $11.98 in this sale. All
closed out during this sale at l8c.
t Special Prices. Floor Oil Cloths
Floor 'Coverings are the most ex
farmer posted this sign on thtatoiadg
s Will Pass On. No Time pe"sy h elnRdcl wm
Em."must occupy a strange position In Run
ig his little boy shouted sia. One of these old saws runs, 'Los
rden walk: your wife as much as your mule,' an
one o' them canderdates another tells the good man, 'Shake yot
e says he'll come in any- wife as you would a fruit free.' The
woman is not considered frail is show
ookd toward the gate and by the adage, 'You may safely bef
your wife with a broom handle, fC
n. There's no harm inI him. she Is not made of porcelain.' Bea
. He's been runnin' ever inlg must be considered a wholesonf
ar, jest to be a-runninlf'. It pastime, to judge from the saying, ']
blood, an' he can't help it!" your wife deserves a beating in tt
nstituton. jmorning, remind her of her faults t
giving, her another at noon.' In ju:
No Chnge.tification of this kind of attention ti
hi h orld Is growing Russian says, 'The more a man bea
his wife the better his meals will be.'
is 'tis," responded the old,
ey're tellin' the very fish Had we not faults of our own v
lard when I was a boy."- should take less pleasure in complai
SOLWERS IN BATLE
How Men Feel and Act With
Death All About Them.
THE STORY OF A PRIVATE.
With the Beginning of the Fight
Comes Fear, but That Soon Passes
Away In the Eagerness For Killing.
Varying Effects of Wounds.
A narrative of the battle of Solferl
4 no as told by a veteran survivor to
Robert Shackleton appears in Har
per's. It is, word for word, a chapter
of history as seen by a man in the
ranks. Incidents which impressed him
"We halted, and a Tyrolese lying on
4 the ground cried out: 'I am dying.
4 Give me to drink.' Whereat my com
panlon stooped to offer him a flask,
and as he stooped the Tyrolese struck
savagely at him with his bayonet, but
my companion jumped back, and it
missed him, and he said, 'You Tyro
lese, you said you wanted a drink be- i
fore you died, and now you shall die
without the drink.' And he stuck his
bayonet through him as a boy would
stick a pin through a By.
"The fighting soon began again, and
it was very fierce. It was soon that
we came to know that we were to cap- i
ture a little village and the hills about 7
the village. The village was named a
San Maritino, and there were walled
barns and gardens, and the Austrians
were very strong there.
"The bursting of the shells was very i
bad. Sometimes all of us close by
would be thrown down and be cov
ered with mud and earth, but most of
us w d jump up again, not wounded,
but always there were some who
would not jump up again, because they
were wounded or dead.
"At the beginning of a battle a sol- I
dier feels afraid. At the beginning of ]
this battle I felt afraid, and I know I
that other men felt afraid, though it a
was not our first battle, and we knew
what it was to be under fire.
"So it was that at the beginning a
we commended ourselves; we felt like 3
death, but soon that passed away, and
we thought no more of death, but only
of the killing of the Austrians.
"All around me men were killed.
There were heads and arms blown off. J
and men flew Into pieces like the
smashing of a jug. But we did not 1
care. We thought nothing of it. I
do not know that we even knew we
saw such thing, but some of them
come to me as I sit With yotr and talk
of that long day. We did not notice,
and we did not think that at any mo
ment we too might have our heads
blown off or be smashed into little
pieces like the breaking of a jug.
"Once, when we rushed over the big
guns and killed the men wh6 still
fought with us, we turned the guns
to fire on the Austrians as they flew
away, but they had driven bits of steel
into, the touchholes, and so we could
not fire them. They were of 4 cour
age, those Austrians.
"Only once In all that battle did I
think much of what I saw or heard,
and that was when there was the4
terrible seaming of a captain who
had hIs foot shot off. ~He twisted and
turned as he cried out, and it was a
very bad sound. But it Is just as It
chances. I saw many men who were
hurst worse than that captain and _
many who were blown Into little bits,
but I did not trouble about them. It
Is just If it chances so.
"It is very often that a man does
not know that he Is hurt. Iiremember
that one there was a man near me
with a great hole in his forehead, but
he ran right on with us with. his bay
onet, and I thought, 'He wlip'fall dead.'
But after that I saw him no more, for
there was always the fighting.
"The storm and the blackenessn, they
~made of us a .great mixing. Yes; it
was a very great tangling, for all lines ,
were lost, and I know that sometimes
Austrians struck at Austians and ~
sometimes Italin struck at. Italians, a
for we were In a very great mixing
and very fierce in the blaneeof thatj
"We were told to lie down and sleep.
So we lay down where we were,.among
the dead and the wounded, among the
Italians and the Austrians.
"And we slept Yes; we- were-tired,
for we had fought hard 'for all that
long, long day, and on that hill that at
'last we had gained we slept, and we
.gave no heed to the dead men or the
"The wounded-they made very great
cries, and there were men sent to go
among them with lights. Some were
-surgeons, and some were men to carry
them to the field hospitals. But the
most of us we lay there and slept, and
we were very tired, and we knew that
with the morning there mlght,be an
Thee Hungry Author.
Tefollowing Is an extract from the
notebook of an author:
"Rose at'5 and had a .sonnetrand a I
gls fcdld water for breakfast.
I"Retired early in the evening, with
out supper, as I feared the neighbors
would be annoye by the rattling of
the knives and forks."-St. Louis -Re
public. ____ ___
Failed to See
"Poor man!" said the kind lady. I
I"How did you go blind?"
"Well, mum," answered TiredtI'read- (
well, "de foist time dat I noticed it -
was when.I wasout lookin''fer .work."
Ptalittle more In than yopwtake<
out ad yurpurse wil-Eoon 2li.
H ONEY ANDTAR
L- For coughs, colds, throat and1 lung,
e troubles. N~o opiates. .Non-alcoholic.
y Good for everybody. Sold everywhere.
e The genuine
Y FOLEY'S HONEY and TAR is in
;aYellowpackage. Refuse substitutes.
e Prepared only by
s Foley & Company, Chicago.
"|W. E. BROWN & Co.
*ManZan~ Pile Remedy
RUErVEar WE OTMER FAIL
My patrons and the public gen
erally is invited to visit my
new store which I have filled
with the Freshest Family Gro
ceries, and always keep my
large Refrigerator full of the
best Cheese and Butter. There
is nothing in the Grocery Line
that cannot be found in my
store. Headquarters for Flour,
Coffey, Sugar, Teas, Canned
Goods of every kind. Crackers,
Cakes, Biscuits, and Confec
tionary. Let me have your
orders and prompt and satis
factory service is guaranteed.
P. B. Mouzon
The books for the collection of
axes will open on October 15, 1908,
End close on March 15, 1909. The
evies are as follows:
State, 5j mills; ordinary county,
I mills; special road, j mill; consti
utional school tax, 3 mills.
Interest on court house bonds, 1
nill; interest on county bonds, }
uill; special tax for School District
fo. 1, 2 mills; special tax for School
)istrict No. 2, 3 mills; special tax for
School District No. 5, 3 mills; special
ax for School District No. 7,-4 mills;
pecial tax for: School District No.
,8 mills; special tax for School Dis.
riet No. 10, 3 mills; special tax for
lchool District No. 11, 2 mills; spe
ial tax for School District No. 15, 3
ills; special tax for School District
To. 16, 2 mills; special tax for School:
)istrict No. 18, 2 mills; special tax
or School District No. 19, 4 mills;
pecial tax for School District No;20,
mills; special ti.x for School District
o. 21, 3 mills; special tax for School ' .
)istrict No. .22, 9 mills; special tax
or School District No. 24, 1 mill;.
pecial tax for School District No. 25,
mills; special tax for School Dis
rict No. 26, 4 mills; special tax for
chool District No. 27 _3 mills; spe
ial tax for School District No. 28,
L. L. WELLS,
Everything of the best for
the personal wear and ador .
ment of both sexes.
We fill mail orders carefully
)AVLD Q r
Charleston, S. C.
Pressiirg and Cleaning
'DONE AT THE
rhere you are guaranteed good work
ianship and prompt deliver-ies. 'Phone -
nd your clothes are called for at once.
,ADIES' SKIRTS A SPECIALTY.
Rates: 81.00 per month, or 50 cents
'Phone No. 97.
V. E. REARDON, Prop.
J. S. BELL,
UTOMOBILES, and all kinds ofMa
LUMBING, and Steam Fitting.,u
and Thread Pipe from-1-8 to6 6
IEAVY BLACKSMITH Work -Done
J. S. BE LL.
EATY & BEATY,
iNINEERS AND CONTRACTORS.
Civil Engineering, Land Surveying,
)rainage. Prompt -attention to out-of
Eauchat Building, 31ANNING, S. C.
Owing to the delapidated condition
if the old court house I have made ar
angements with L. L. Wells & Co.
o handle school books for me. Call on
hem in the Levi Block for school books
E. J. B3ROWNE,
County Supt. Education.
Woodmen of the World.
Meets en fourth Monday nights at
Visiting Sovereigns invited.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
M-I~ANNING, S. C.
Pine salve aTS LIE ,U?
Carbolized ranors aSn
Makes Kidneys and Bladdyr tight