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"I thought I knew all about scis
sors," said the man. "I had seen tail- it
ors' scissors for cutting heavy cloth,
dressmakers' scissors for cutting flimsy
fabrics and lace and still other scissors el
for cutting paper, finger nails, grape
vines, all kinds of metals and even for a
shearing sheep, but in spite of that
wide knowledge of scissors I was puz
zled when I saw the large, peculiarly i
shaped pair of scissors lying in the h
"'What are these scissors for?' I s
asked the clerk.
"'Carving meat,' he said. 'With
scissors of this kind carving becomes
mere child's play.'
"'I never saw anybody use them,'
said I. b
"'Nobody does use them,' said the :
clerk-'that is, only a very few. in
Europe carving scissors are popular 0
because they cut right through meat. o
gristle, bono, and all, but it takes rt
N little practice to learn to manipulate n
the things. and nobody in this country
has patience enough for that.' "-Ex
The Talking Pots.
"Yes, these pots of mine are all
right," said the potter. "They don't
"No pots do." s
"Don't they? Look here."
He took from the shelf a strange, r
crude pot daubed yellow and blue tha t)
had the shape of a duck. He filled It
with water: then he poured the water
out again. "Quack, quack, quack!"
said the pot distinctly. Every gurgles
was a distinct quack. "There's art for
you," said the potter. "Every gurgle
of that duck pot is a quack. Wonder
ful Aztec art! And I have an Aztec c
pig pot that grunts like a pig and a
dog pot that barks like a dog. Won- a
derful chaps, those Aztec potter fel- 1
lows! I wish I knew their secret Im- a
agine an Aztec banquet," he said aft- r
er a pause. 'Tots filled, you know,
with wine. And every time you pour P
yourself a drink 'Quack!' go the ducks, T
Bowwow!' go the dogs. Regular pan
demonium!"-New York Press.
The Light of the Firefly.
When man will attain the perfect i
vacuum, then the rude ether blush of e
the electric light bulb will give forth!
many times more light, purified and t
heatless, soft and healing, as the light d
of the stars, i6enetrating as the sun. t
An examination of the firefly when s
emitting flames or light shows bodily I
movements that cannot be understood '
to, mean anything else than vacuum
producing. The lights are always seen
in the vacuum sack on the back. Im
mediately before emitting light the:
Insect will flatten the body, draw the
legs in, droop the head, seemingly con
tracting in all directions; then with
the relaxation 'come the flame and
light. The bodiis of the glowworm
and firefly always are transparent
when filled with flame. The blades of
grass or other debris are seen plainly
through the bodied. Here are cases of
nature dealing with X rays.-Chicago c
How Marshall Field Made Money.
In the early eighties, when the First
National bank of Wallawalla was not
as big as it is now, I pretty nearly!
had my breath taken away one day
by a good looking stranger hailing
from Chicago. He threw a letter ofi
credit for SS0g000 from a Chicago bank
on my desk and quietly said, "Can
you eash that?" I looked him over
once or twice, made a quick estimate
of all the loose. cash I1 thought we,
could scrape up and said: "Yes. How
do you want it?" He gave a smile,L
sat down and said,. "I think I'l1 take
'~It in land." In a month's time, as his
authorized agent, I bought Shbout 30,
000 acres of cheap railroad land for
my Chicago friend, taking the deeds
In my name at his request, paying an
average of $2.65 an acre. He cleared
over $1,000,000 on this one deal. His
name was- Mitshall Field. - Senator
Ankeny's Reminiscences in Leslie's
In Great Luck.
"I have been looking over my finan
clal opei-ations," said Mr. Easigo. "I
must say they arg more successful 1
"Have you been making large prof-t
"No. I don't expect anything like(C
"But you say you were suc'cessful?" I
"Comparatively successful. During'
the month. I have loaned money to
five friends, and only three of themI
have quit speaking to me."-Washing-C
The Editor's Sally.
City Editor-What do you mean byt
saying in this robbery story that<
"Brown was knocked down and re
lieved of a hundred dollars?" Were
you ever robbed yourself? New Re
porter-NO, sir. City Editor-That ac-,
counts for it. 'If you'd been robbed
you wouldn't describe the loss of a
hundred dollars as a relief.-St. Louis
His Line of Study.
"My boy is undecided about what
collegiate course to take."
"What would you advise?"
"That depends. Does he want to
build up his back muscles or his
wind?"-TKanSas City Independent.
Servat-Please. sir. missus wants
you to send for the plumber. 'cos she's
dropped her diamond ring down the
bath pipe. Mr. Nuriche-Tell your
mistress, not to be ridiculous. I'll buy
her another diamond ring! - London
Snow fell in Europe for forty days
.Mr. Holesale-So old Pepperpot had
a kick coming on that last bill of
goods, eh? Wouldn't that make you1
sore? Mr. Litewate (the salesman)-It
did me, sir. He kicked me out.-Kan
sas City Independent.
An Odd Coincidence.
"Do you know that nature and schoi
arship both agree on one thing?"
"What is that?"
"In the fall both begin to turn the
A straight line is the shortest in'
morals as in mathematics. - Edge
Revolts at Cold Steel.
"Your only hope." said three doctors
to Mrs. M. E. Fisher, Detroit. Mich.,
suffe'ring from severe rectal trouble.1
lies in an otneration' "then I used Dr.
King's Ne w Life Pills," she writes. "tilli
wholiy cured." They prevent Appendi-I
citis, cure Constipation, Headache. 25c.
at Dr. W. E. Brown & Co., and JT. E:
EFFORT BY PROXY.
ivoluntary AtterApts to Help Athletes
at Exciting Moments.
In pictures of athletic competitions,
liefly hurdle races and high jumps.
a occasional spectator is seen In a
If it is a picture of an athlete leap
ig, ten chances to one the spectator
3s involuntarily raised his right leg,
visting his body in automatic expres
on of a desire to help the jumper.
oith hurdle race photographs this of
m may be noticed, too, and in the
ise of sprinters not a few men stand
-ith faces twisted up and holding the
reath in correct'imitation of the ath
to actually competing.
So, too. with football views. In nre
C a big game there was a photograph
E a man on the side line watching a
tekle who was crouching down in al
tost exact imitation of a waiting de
se man who was shown at the mo
ient making ready for his leap at the
Men who follow athletics know how
ivoluntary this is. One athletic train
- has appeared id hundreds of pic
ires as watching some one of his
arges high jumping, with his leg
wung out just as if he were making
ie leap himself. There is a sort of
Klief for the feeling of trying to help
ie jumper in swinging the leg up so.
ad almost any person is likely to find
imself doing it instinctively.
It may be noticed ar prizefights th t
)me men go through the entire battle
unch for punch. crossing and counter
1g an imaginary opponent as they
ratch the struggle before them. Men
rive and ride horses in races from the
tand, making the effort in the stretch
long with the jockey of their fancy.
'his is one of the well known features
mong the race crowd where there are
iany "grand stand riders." In wres
Ing matches almost any one will try,
urely by instinct, to help the athlete
rho is down and who is bridging des
erately to avoid the fall.
And yet there is rarely enough tele
athic suggestion in the air surcharged
ith desire to bring about a result dif
erent from what naturally might be
xpected at the moment when the
reatest wish for something else is
orn-that is to say, the high jumper
esn't necessarily clear the bar, nor
e sprinter squeeze out the inch or
o that he needs, nor the jockey whip
is mount in for the head that means
Here is Whistier's story of how he
old his famous picture of Carlyle, to
e Glasgow corporation:
I received them, well, you know,
harrAngly. of course, and one who
poke for the rest asked me if I did
ot think I was putting a large price
n the picture-1.000 guineas-and I
aid, "Yes, perhaps, if you will have
And he said that it seemed to the
ouncil excessive. "Why, the figure
as not even life size."
And I agreed.
"But, you know," I said, "few men
re life size."
'And that was all. It was an official
casion, and I respected it. Then
ey asked me to think over the mat
er until th'e next day, and they would
ome again. And they came. And they
aid, "Have you thought of the thou
and guineas and what we said about
b, Mr. Whistler?"
And -I said, "Why, gentlemen, why
rell, you know, how could I think of
nything but the pleasure of seeing
And naturally, being gentlemen, they
tnderstood. and they gave me a check
or the thousand guineas.
The Southern Art of Conversation.
The north may think it knows some
hing of co'nversation, but the north, as
ompared with the south, may be said
ever to have enjoyed a conversation.
Lbout the village courthouse, within
he hospitable doors of some central
tore, in the office of the local daily or
reekly paper or, above all, in the lei
urely and genial intercourse around
he roside or on the inviting porch
a summer of friend with friends
here will be heard a conversation
-hich in wit, in the charm and force
f its llustrgtions and in the direct
tess and freedom of its criticism Is
tot surpassed in American life today.
It Is the product of leisure, of a
vorld without haste, without ruthless
>reoccupations, without those resources
>f expression and interest which be
ong to the crowded and overweighted
ristence -of the commercial city. It
s, moreover, part of the tradition of
he cavalier. It is part of. the genius
f climate and soil and social habit.
. G. Murphy in "The Present South."
.Sour Milk Cow.
The woman was new to the country,
tnd her host took great pains to ex
>lain to her whatever she didn't un
erstand about the farm. He-had little
egard f-or the truth, this farmer; he
lelighted to test her gullibility to the
The cows seemed to literest her
nore than any other domestic animal.
)ne of the cows had lost her tail
;omehow, and this fact led the woman
o ask why it was.
"That's the sour milk cow," the farm
er explained, with a straight face.
'We always cut the tail off one cow
the herd so as to get sour milk
'resh every day."
The woman looked her doubt.
"It's perfectly true," the farmer in
;isted. "You see, when the cow's tal
s gone the sun shines continually on
:he cow's udder, and the constant heat
sours the milk."
But the woman still doubted.-New
Counting Postal Cards.
Of the many interesting machines
employed by' the government in its
iaily work there may be mentioned
:hose used for counting and tying
ostal cards into small bundles. These
machines are capable of counting 500,
)00 cards in ten hours and wrapping
and tying them in packages of twen
t-tive each. In this operation the pa
per is pulled off a drum by two long
angers which emerge from below, and
another finger dips in a vat of mu
ilage and applies itself to the wrap
ping paper in precisely the right spot.
Other parts of the machine twine the
paper round the pack of cards, and
then a thumb presses over the spot
vhereon the'mucilage has been ap
plied, whereupon the package is
thrown on a carrying belt ready for
Foley's Honey and Tar clears the air
>assages, stops the irritation in the
hroat. soothes the inflamed memb-rn
sand the most obstinate cough disap
ears. Sore and inflamed lungs are
aled and str-engthened, and the cold
s expelled from the system. Refose any
>ut the genuine in the yellow package.
THE WORD "WINTER."
Said to Have Originally Indicated h
Wetness, Not Coldness.
There is a prevailing impressiou that t
there is something in the word "win- s
ter" that signifies cold, and the sea
son is usually associated with the idea
of low temperature. but where the tl
word originated there was little of tl
winter as we understand it, while
there was a great deal of moisture at e
the time the earth was nearest to the
sun, so that it is not the temperature t
but the atmospheric condition that has d
given us the word. t
The word -winter," as we use it, -isb
found with but slight modifications in j
all the branches of the Aryan lan
guages, for the idea of wetness asso- cl
ciated with the season was given to it 0
before the Aryan family was divided. s
If we go to the root of the word we
find "wad," with the signification of to
well, to wash out, to moisten or make T
wet. Our Aryan ancestors used that f
root to apply to all conditions of b
moisture, and many words besides V
winter have grown out of it, wet aind fi
water being among them.
This root "wad" is in the Sanskrit as
"udan," water. Anglo-Saxon has "wae
ter," and in Latin we have "unda."
wave, from which we get our "inun- V
Our Danish and Swedish cousins oi
changed the "w" into a "v and have V
"vinter." In Icelandic it is "retir," g
and the old high German has "win- e
tar." and it is "winter" in German. C,
These' four words are all from the N
Teutonic base -wata." which means n
wet. So it has been moisture that has I
been indicated from the birth of the fl
root on which all of the different words
in a dozen languages have grown.- e
New York Herald. c
CURIOUS FLORIDA HERB. P
Red Plant Which Feeds Upon, Ants
and Other Insects.
Almost everybody knows there are
such thinge, as insectivorous or carniv
orous plants, but it is doubtful if many
know we have any such plants grow- e
Ing right here in southern Florida.
Nevertheless there is a plant, or, ratL
er, herb, growing here which is really
It is likely that on account of its be
ing extremely small it has escaped t
attention. In fact, it seems to have
been overlooked by the botanists also, t
as we are unable to find it classed
among the sensitive plants. t
This is an annual herb, and the en
tire plant, including the flowers, is of
a deep rich red color. It rarely reach
ed a height of more than three inches
and is never so broad. The leaves are
spatulate when undisturbed and pre
sent many small fibrillae and secrete
at their tips a tenacious fluid which is
capable'of holding the very small in
sects, such as ants and the like. upon
which it feeds. When any of these get
lodged In the fluid and disturb these
fibrillae the leaves slowly acquire a
deep cut shape and sometimes curl
completely up over their victim. When
they have absorbed the insect they
slowly recover their original shape,
leaving only the skeleton of the insect 0
These plants grow on the ver' low,
fat, poor and sandy lands. They ap
pear in the late winter and early
spring months-Punta Gorda (Fla.)
Herald. ____ ___
GOT HIS MONEY.'~ t
'The New Depositor Made Quick Work
With His Check 2Ecok.
During a financial stringency a
Swedish farmer in .one of the middle e
west states -had sold some hogs on the
local market and upon receiving his
check in payment immediately went to
the local bank to realize on his sale
Upon presentment, of the check the
banker said to him, "Do you wish the(
money on this check?" t
"'Vell,-I tank I yust so veil take him,"
was the quick reply.
"You really want the money?" t
"Yah; I tank 1 take the mon-e." t
"But do you really need the money?"
asked the banker.
"Vell, no; I don't exactly need him,
but I tank 1 take the mon-c."
"Well," said the banker, "if you real
ly want the money of course I will
give it to you, but I tho-ught if you
did not need it perhaps you might open
'an account and deposit the money and
then check against it as you needed
"Den yen I send my shecks here you
vill refuse to pay dem."
"Oh, no, we won't. If you open the
account, we will pay your checks
whenever they come in."
This seemed assuring to the Swede,
and he said. "Vell, if you pays my
shecks, den I open de account." And
the account was opened and passbook
and check book handed to the new cus
Half an hour later a close friend of
the new depositor appeared atX the
cashier's window and 'presented a
check signed by his friend for the full
amount of the deposit, which was
promptly paid by the banker without
In about an hour the Swede appear
ed and, walking tip to the cashier's
window, handed the banker his check
book minus only one check, with the
remark, "Vell. I don't tank I needs
him any more."-Youthi's Companion.
AN ISLAND IN THE AIR.
One of the Wonders of Prehistoric
Three miles south of the Mesa En
cantada, in Mexico, is a splendid speci
men of fantastic erosioin-an "island"
In the air, a rock with overhanging
sides nearly 400 feet high, seventy
acres in area on the fairly level top,
indented with countless great bays,
notched with dizzy chasms. The great
er part of the island overhangs the sea
like a huge mushroom, and on the top
stands a town which for artistic charm,
ethnological interest and romantic his
tory has no peer.
This little town of Ancoma is one of
the most perfect types of the prehis
toric Pueblo architecture. Most of the
houses remain of the type invented
when every house must be a fort. One
climbed a ladder to his first roof and
pulled up the ladder at night. living
on the second and third floors and
using the ground floor as a cellar.
Against enemies armed only with bows
and arrows this was a fair defense.
Comfort had to be sacrificed to safety.
Nothing except the eagle sought such
inaccessible eyrics as these victims of
their own civilization.
Because they were farmers instead
of freebooters, because they had homes
instead of being vagrants, they were
easy to find, and they- were the prey of
a hundred nomad tribes. With incon
ceivable labor this island town in the
air was built and fortified. It was
reached only by a mere trail of toe
h'les up the stem of the "mushroom."
Te age of the island is not known,
excpt that it was already old in 1540,
whenc1 the first explorer visited it and
A Viheat Hospitail.
"This wheat has been through the
>spital," said a miller. "I can tell
v the fine polish on the grains. Wheat
int has been through the hospital for
nut disease comes out better than
The wheat grains, In truth, shone so
at one could almost see one's face in
"You can see your face in them,
mn't you?" said the miller. "And no
-onder. They've been through drastic
eatment-drastic. Smut is a nasty
isease, a kind of mold, that changes
ie starch and gluten in wheat to a
lack powder. When you see flour
ill of black specks it is a sign that
me of the whedt was smutted. The
ire is first to wash the wheat thor
2ghly. Then you dry it. Then you
our it. Then you dry it again.
inally you brush it. Wheat hospitals
-they are found in most grain ele
itors nowadays-have big machines
>r washing, drying, scouring and
shing the grain, and wheat on its
ry last legs comes out of those in
maries as spruce and blooming as a
>otball girl."-Buffalo Express.
An Astrologer's Letter.
An astrologer's letter to President
an Buren forecasting the results of
is election in 1840 is in the library
con 'Tess and perhaps gives a crudc
lea of some of thl' fallacies of our
candfathers. Tbe wing are some
Etracts: "In t- -ope the as
mdant directeG -u -bisquare o
[ars would be i n about the
iddle of the year, October,
'85. and might .. sickness. * *
ux or hurt by wounds," etc. * *
[ bave opened the horoscope for Gen
:1 Harrison. which accords with the
ef events of his past life and which
right he will not fill the office of
resident during t-he next term even
elected. And: the danger I appre
end to yourself Is not from your pub
c opponents, but from those on whom
ou repose confidence." Those whc
re superstitious may be inclined tc
redit this star gazer with some meas
re of wisdom, for Harrison, althougi
ected, died. a month after his inau
iration.-New York Post.
Home Loving Montenegrins.
Nowhere is love of eountry more in.
mse than among the Montenegrins
) whom exile is the greatest of pun
;hments. When W. J. Stillman was
ere in the seventies.all the free mei
rere away fighting. and he observe
at when a messenger was wante(
Le official took a man out of the pris
a and sent !m off, with no fear tha
e would not return. One such mes
enger was sent to Cattaro, in Aus
iyn territory, with a large sum o:
lony for the bank, and he duly cam(
ac. Another asked a Russian a
attaro to intercede with Prince Nich
las for his release from prison. "Bu
ou are not in prison," said the Rus
Lan "Oh," said the man, "I hav
ly come down for a load of skin:
or So-and-so, but I must go Into pris
n again when I get back to Cettinje.
one prison guard watched all the pris
ners when they sunned themselve
ut of doors, and if he was calle
way a prisoner would take his rifl
nd act as sentry for the time.
Abroad is a locality entirely- sul
ounded by seasickness. In anothe:
-lew It is a bourne more or less mys
Inious, bounded on its farther side b:
our income and on its hither side b:
ustom houses where you have to de
lare everything you bring back witi
'on except a foreign accent and oni
hange. of hosiery.
Abroad is where
1. They put
a. Labels all over your luggage and
b. It all over you.
2. You' are almost always goin;
Lown from Jerusalem to Jericho, an<
e good Samaritan invariably want
Abroad is the stage of history. bu
hat is only because history made th'
0 common mistake of not seeini
Keeping Up the Limit.
In J. Comyns Carr's reminiscence
a characteristic anecdote of Burnt
'ones, who had consulted his docto
.bout certain symptoms which seeme
"How many cigars do you smoke I
day?" the doctor inqiuired of his ps
lent, to which Burne-Jones had cart
essly replied, "Oh, I think about six.
'Well," replied his adviser, "for thi
>resent you had better limit yoursel
three." And in detailing the inc
Lent to me afterward Burne-Jones adi
1, with a chuckle. "You know. m
tear Garr, I never did smoke mor
"If excessive smoking alone coul
ause heart degeneration," writes a co:
'espondent of- the London Mail. "suc
"ases would be common Instead of a
remely rare. The fact is that only a
ilmost infinitesimal amount of nicotir
s absorbed in smoking. An ordinar
dized cigar or an ounce of smoking t<
yacco contains enough of this viruler
yoison to ill two men. The only res
son all smokers are not killed at onc
s that the nicotine is destroyed in tli
tombustion of the leaf."
"Why is procrastination said to I
:he thief of time?" asked the teacher.
"'Cause it takes a fellow so long 1
sa y it," answered the bright boy
-he foot of the class.-Chicago News.
Either Way. '
Psmh-I'd invite you home to di
aer with me, but we have no0 cool
Ines-Ad Pd invite you home wit
one, but we have one.-Cleveland Leat
Drawing the Line.
I don't mind listening to a man wI
is paying for my dinner tell me tl
story of his life," said the woma
"Men's lives are generally interestin
but I won't stand to hear a woman t<
everything' she kno'ws. even if she do
pay for my dinner. I'd rather pay f
my own dinner and get ani occasion
shy at the- conversation."-New Yo:
A Hard Shot.
Husband (angrily) - What! MO
money? When I'm dead you''l pro
ably have to beg for all the mon
you get! Wife (calmly)-Well, I'll
better off than some poor woman w.
nevr had any practice.
C R. Klufzer. the Jeweler. 1060 V
rinia Ave.. Indianapolis. Ind.. writ'
'I wwas so weak from kidney trouble thi
[coould walk a hundred feet. Four b<
:les of Foley's Kidney emedy~ clear'
:nv complexion, cured my backache al
the irregularities disappeared, and
::an now attendi to busmness every dai
end recommend Foley's Kidney Remne
to all suerers, as it cured me after ti
:lotors and other remedies had failed
and sme fne divin
just receiired. Come and get
your wants supplied.
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BANK OF LARENDON MannngS C
- rs00nl . --ss a rn b 1 or n ett
: BNK OF LAR EMnigS..
Will somnyce fidney drBadergD
justn heeirech omend et~a
Vlan. uano I
by the Chemist or the canufacturer
an Guano C orporation.
CHARLESTON,. S. C.
than we quote mean but one thing
the goods are of inferior quality
Remember, "The best is none too
g ood.' And the best is the cheapest,
I be it Dry Goods or Grocenes.
0BRING YO R
TO UTHERTIN OIC G .1
Makes Kidneys and Bladder Right TO TOWN CA LL A T
ManZan Pile Remedy HfN SLO
ANDWhich is fitted up with ani
stops the cough and heals langs eye to the comfort of his
Cures Backache HI UT~
Corrects I L TLS
~~ .4 Irregularities ~ HA *A~
Dco vot risk having SAPON
~ease not Eritht'sDisease.Dn ihnans n
do more. or Diabetesdiath. ....
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9 Manning Times Bloek. -
Sash Weihts and Cos
W oing an andGas SBuialty.
W.LESO, S. C
Woodmen of the World.
V Meets on fourth Monday nights at
Visiting Sovereigns invited.