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REAL THREAD OF UFE.
A Tiny Wisp of Tissue Imbedded Ia
the Heart's Walls.
According to tradition, it was Atro
pos, the blind Fury with the abhorred
shears, who slit the thin spun life,
and many of Milton's readers may
have wondered whether there was au
thread In the anatomy of man the
severance of which would be Immedi
ately fatal. Injuries to the brain and
heart, In both of which the principle
of life has been supposeu to reside,
may be survived for shorter or longex
pedods; but. as an article by Dr. C. E
Lea reminds us. physiologists have o1
late years discovered a nerve or bun
die of nerves which might well be de
scrdbed as the thread of life. One of
he developing sciences of our time Is
cardiography, the science of the heart
beat. The heart, as most people are
aware, is divided Into auricles and
ventricles. The ventricles are the
pumping chambers; the auricles are
the collectng chambers of the blood
and, like the stroke of:a raeing eight
set the rhythm of the heart beat. A
little instrument caned the sphygtno
gaph is placed on the wrist pulse and
magnifies its movements and traces
them with a recording pen in a zigzag
carve, teflhig the observer what the yen
trieles are doing. Another instrument
the polygraph, placed on the jugular,
records the more delicate vibrations
of the auriele. With the aid of these
two instrtunents the physician can find
what all tbe four chambers of the henri
are elng. Now, the auricular con
traction acts as a stimulant or start
g shock to the ventricular contrae.
in. Most stimuli are conveyed alone
aves. Therefore'-a little nerve Ia
the heart to act as a telegraph wire
between andecle and ventricle was tc
be espected. Such a thing has beer
foud by physlologists; but, rather thar
a nieve, It is a specinlied snsietive pots
~of the heart muscle itself. It isa
wipof tissue not an Inch long
and only one-twelfth of an Inch tlck
On this delicate communicating wisp
aDed the aurienlo ventrienlar bundle
hags eziteuce itself Evolution has
asged that it shall be so small and
noheltezed In posltion in the heart thai
1 is rarely damaged even by large In
eed then the ventricles must stop and
Mig must instantandoul cease.--Lon
One For the Minister.
An old miznister in the south side of
Glasgow who was noted for his habit
of dishing up old sermons again and
again was one day advertised to
preach in a suburban church at the
annivrsry service there. An old wo
man who In days gone by had sat un
de his ministry, but who bad now ro.
moed from his neighborhood. deter
wand to go In and hear him preach
on this particular occasion. After the
close of the service she waited on the
ceryman, who greeted' her cordially
and aseda what she thought of his dis
course. "E?h. man." she replied can
didly, "it's a lang time sin' I first
beard ye preach that yin, sir, and I'ye
heard ye at it a gold wheen o' times
"Aye, Janet." said the minister.
"How often do ye think ye've heard it
na" "Oh, aboot a dizzen o' times,
sir" she replied. "An' div .se mind it
aT'" said the minister. "Awee. maybe
no' it a'. sir." "WeeL I see I'll need to
prach it to ye again. Janet." said the
minister, and Janet felt that she had
been sold for once.
Settled a Great Question.
When Thoasm H. Benton was in the
ose he was of the opinion that the
3d day of March and consequently the
congressional term ended at midnight
of that day instead of at noon on the
4th, as unbroken usage had fixed It.
So on the last morning he sat with his
hat on, talked loudly, loafed about the
toor and fiany refused t'. vote oi
answer to his name when the rol
was called. At last the speaker, the
Hon. James L. Orr of South Carolina,
picked him up and put an end to these
"No, sir; no, sir; no, sir'" shouted
the venerable Missourlan. "I will noi
vote. I have no right to vote. This is
no house. and I am not a member o1
"Then, sir," said Speaker Or? like a
flash, with his sweetest manner. "if
the gentleman is not a member of this
house the sergeant at arms will I~ease
put him out."
And so this vast constitutional ques
LIFE iN MEXICO.
Where They Ba $be Windows and
Leave tho Doors Open.
The City of Mexico swarms with life.
yet it is still life. It is the hour of the
siesta when you arrive and the streets
are deserted of moving things, though
every darkened doorway Iossesses Its
own colony of slumberers who have
east themselves down where they
stood to sleep away the heat laden
hours when no man works. Even the
very Jogs slink into the shadow of the
dazzling walls and loll pitifully. The
tinkle of mule bells Is hushed. The
cry of the muleteer sounds no longer.
To walk through these streets with im
1'crious foot, after the British fashion,
seems sacrilege. One might be walk
'ag threugh a city of the dead.
But the hot hours pass. the city
awakens, the mules strain and plunge
at the collar, the dogs prowl about be
tween the legs of those who pass. the
shops are opened, the scent of garlic
saturated cookery rises strongly. man
tilla shrouded faces peep from ancient
tasemates protected by massive iron
bars, and the city of sleep becomes a
city of leisurely wakefulness. You no
tice these barred casemates particular
ly. They are a feature of Mexico.
Householders bar the windows and
leave the doors unfastened, and here
you have an epitome of Mexican char
acter: Do nothing openly, everythina
on the sly, even to wooing your lady
You might spend a long lifetime in
the City of Mexico and still leave
much unseen, there are so many fen
tures to note-the actual city life, the
life beyond those jealously guarded
windows. the life lived in the flower
scented patios where cooling fountains
play with musical softness. Here
comes a vaquero riding nonchalantly
up the street. a typical product of
Mexico, a cattle hand from one of the
outlying ranches, a perfect fury un
chnined when the liquor of the coun
try is in him, a gentle, dreamy child
when the liquor has evaporated, and
yet between the two events he might
have committed a dozen murders with
out the slightest compunction. His
swarthy face Is allght with merry
laughter. His earrings sparkle in the
declining sun. The gay trappings of
his manifcent horse fling back daz
zling specks of color. In his cha
parajos (those fringed overalls which
protect the speckless white riding
breeches from the dust of the way).
his bell buttoned jacket, his sombrero,
with the haft of a machete protruding
from his crimson sash, he might be a
hero of old legend instead of a com
monplace cowboy.-Frank H. Shaw in
THE PRICE OF GENIUS.
What It Means to Man to Be a Pioneer
To be a pioneer in thought is to
stand alone with nature, not for a few
minutes, but for life. The isolateness
of the few great minds of each gen
eration of men is utterly undreamed
of, for want of understanding, by
those about them. Yet think what
it is to pass one's days in a thought
world where the thinker roams alone:
to ;rapple with problems the very
terms of which are beyond ordinary
comprehension and the solution appre
dlated only in years to come; to con
template In lonely ecstasy, after still
lonelier despair, the revelation that
comes with mouths and more of pon
dering. When somt one asked New
ton how he came to make his wonder
ful discoveries he replied. -Simply by
always thinking about them." Consid
er Kepler toilng year after year fruit
lessly for some ratio that shoulid lick
the planet's motionis by a general law,
calculating assiduously and putting
hypothesis after hypothesis aside as he
found It would not work until at last
after almost inconceivable toil, he bit
upon the one that would.
As if this loneliness by nature were
not enough. It must needs be accen
tuted by man, for he rises In such
cases In chorus to condemn. Consider
Darwin. in patient study, testing tlhe
working out of natural selection and.
adding fact to fact, only to have the
whole denounced as ridiculously ab
sakl Think you the denunciations of
the master while living are wholly
compensated by the plaudits after he
Is dead? The loznelness of greatness
is the price men make the genius
pay for posthumous renown.-P'ercivat
Lowell In Atlantic.
ThE COOK'S FAULT.
No Wonderethe Bird Was Not Tender
One of the most annoying things
about swans is that they live to an
extremely great age and that It is
Impossible for- the ordinary observer
to guess what their years may be.
President Grover Cleveland .once h'a
an amusing experience with ..
swans, according to a writer In tne
American Magn-rine. He had been in
the south shooting and brought home
a number of wild swans. one of which
he sent to- each member of his cabi
net and to some other associates.
"All the boys," said Mr. Cleveland.
"thanked me politely for having re
membered them, but none of them
seemed to have much to say about
how they enjoyed the birds
-r'nisle, I found. had his cooked
on a night when he was dining out.
Another, when I asked him. said he
hoped I wouldn't mind. but be had
sent his home to his old mother. Thur
ber didn't mention his bLrd at all for
two days. Finally I asked him about
"Thurber. did you get that swan
"'Yes, sir-h, yes. I got the swan
al right, thnk you,' and he beat over
his desk and seemed very busy.
"'Fine bird.' I said.
"'Yes, sir. fine bird.' and he went on
"'1njoy eating him, Thurber?
"He waited a minute. and then he
said: 'Well, sir. I guess they didn't
cook him right at my house. They
cooked him only two days.' And he
went on working without cracking a
sm le." _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Ediblo Flowers of India.
Many edible flowers, it appears, are
to be found in Ina.n One of the most
appreciated grows on a tree about
which we have very little Information,
but which in the country Itself Is
named the -'mhowad.'' The natives
consume an enormous number of these
lowers, whose pale yellow corollae are
pulpy and thick, and they prepare
them in various ways.
When they are fresh they are put in
cakes- to which they give ' a sweet
flavor. but they are more especially
used for making bread after they have
been dried and reduced to flour. By
allowing them to ferment a kind of
wine Is produced, and by distilling
theni a brandy Is obtained of which
i-doos are very fond.--Milearisa.
MANNiNG THE STATIONS.
Discipline Aboard Ship at Sea In
Times of Emergency.
At 11o tine is the perfect organiza
tion atboard ship so well Illustrated as
in the Otme of an emergency. The
slightest scent of darager In the wind
must find every man ready. And
every man is ready. Every man has
a number. Every man has a station.
A bell tap may send your dining room
steward off at a run just wheu he IsI
serving your soup. At the bell tap he
is no longer your steward. le is'
"No. #S" In the ship's emergency or
ganization. and when he gets to hisI
station he finds Nos. 5, 4i. 23G. 11.
24S and some others there to act with
him like a machine. Aboard a big
ship there are sometimes as many as
sixty stations about the vessel, and at
the sound of an alarm bell thirty see
onds have not elapsed before every
man has responded to his number at I
his station a:d is ready to act. to fight
fire, to man the lifeboats. or what not
Up in the wheelhouse is further ex
emplifination of what system will do.
Within reach of the officers are a
dozen contrivances of machinery that
connect with every part of the ship.
A touch of one lever closes a bulk
head in this or that compartment of
the hold. a touch of another mans all
emergency stations, a lever here mans
lifeboat so-and-so. and a lever there
mans any one or alL Here is a tele-I
phone. Its wires extending to everyI
part of the ship. and an officer's voice
carried to a distance station In the
bowels of the ship Is so magnified
by mechanical means that it can be
heard twenty feet from the receiver
and fairly bellows Its orders.
A sailor or steward never knows at
what minute. day or night. he may be
called to his station. At the sound of
the signal bell he must be at his post.
There is a drill of some kind every
day aboard ship. but the men never.
know whether they are running to a
reel re or only a drill. Boats are un
covered. falls overhauled. davits swung
out. Every boat must have its com
pass, night signals. fresh water and
provisions ready for immediate action.
Prom the chart room the captain can
start a squad in the most remote part
of the ship simply by pressing a but
ton, and the flashing of tiny electric
lights faithfully record how every de
tal of the drill is being carried out
A chart gives the location of all bulk
heads. and a tiny light sparkles when
this or that water tight compartment
is closed. In case of a colision every
bulkhead below the water line is closed
by a turn of a lover in the wheelhouse.
makirg the modern ship practically
unsnka ble.-Vn Vlet Adiing in Book
It Seemed to Be Located In a Rather
A veteran stagecoach driver in Idahc
used to tell of an incident that hap
ened when he drove the stage over
to Boise City from the Union Pacific
line. hehad on one trip only a single
passenger, a little tenderfoot of a New
England scboolna'am going to take
charge o: a school in that town. She
had never before been farther from
Boston than the Hudson river. Along
about dusk one evening as she sat on
the box by the driver and the team
wound its way around the shoulder o1
a bleak mountain a highwayman sud
denly stepped into the middle of the
road and held up his hand. A cocked
rifle rested easily in the hoilow 9f his
arm and its muzzle pointed straight
at the driver's head. He quickly pulled
"Throw over Wells-Fargo's box!"
said the man with the gun.
The driver reached down and fiung
the box Into the road; then be started
to gather up the reins.
"Hold on'' the other cried Impatient
ly. "Where's the mail bag? Don't you
thInk 1 want that?"
For reply the driver swiftly kicked
"All right," said the man on the
gound in affable tone: "you can drive
For half a mile they rolled along in
slence. schoolma'am and driver. The
former seemed to be in deep study. At
last, turning to the driver, she said. "I
don't know anything about the west,
of course, but that certainly does seem
to be an awfully lonesome place to
have a posto~ee."-Washington Post.
The Advent of Gate Receipts in the~
The professiona: baseball player. asj
Isuch. was unknown before the civil'
war. One finds, indeed, signs in the
newspapers qi the period that our'
"sporting men" drew no vrery sharp
line between the amateur and the5 oc
enslonal professional. That perhaps
Iwas only natural. Athletics were a
new thng tous. We had yet to learn
the dangers and the finer ethics of
sport. For example. the first conven
ton of amateur clubs, held in 1859.
felt called upon to pass a rule against
paying players. There was no money
in the game as ht. only glory. but cer
tain rich nonplaying members of the
fashionable clubs had begun to lure
'stars from other clubs by offers of
money or "jobs."I
The foundation stone of professional
baseball, however, was laid when th
Atlantics. tbe Eckferds. the Mutuels
and the other crack teams of Broo.
lyn began playing on the old Union
ground. This arena w'.a a fenced
hasin used in winter as a skating
rink. In 1862 the owners decided to
make it continuously profitable by
turning It into a summer baseball park.
Experimentally they charged a regu
la ten cent fee at the gate. They
found that spectators were willing to
pay even when they raised the price
to 25~ cents. Half of these fees went
to the ground owners and half to the'
clubs. So came the appetite for gate
receipts, and -business" had entered
the game.-Coler's Weekly.
-I s'pose you wouldn't marry me if
were the only man on earth?"
-- wouldn't even be engaged to you."
responded the girl. -if you were the
only rnan at a summer resort."-Louis
And the Parson Passed On.
"And what are you here for, my
frend?" asked the visiting parson of
an Inmate of a reformatory.
'Cause I can't get out, thank you"j
replied the victim.-Ladies' Home Jour-I
Lots of Company.
Stranger-You n'ust find it very
lonely on these hills. Shepherd-Lone
y No. I don't. Why. there was a
man an' a 'oss passed yesterday, an'
there's you today.-London Punch.
Greatness Is the ability to meet thel
A City With All the Finish of a Par;s
er a Berlin.
Buenos Aires. ie c:pit:il 4,f the Ar
:entine Republic. is in sniLe respects
he most cosniopo4litan city In the
vorld. No import:Iit European naritin
ut has contributel its capit:l niud it-s
people to the- upbuildiri:: of this ;gre::t
netropolis. It :ilso hais the distinc
.ion of being the second city of Latin
)opulation in the world. being larger
han the largest cities in Italy and
There is perhaps no city which ex
ilbits a greater variety otf pleasing
,ontemporary styles of domestic ar
:hitecture. The city couneil! tries to
ncourage beautiful building by an
imally offering, a god tnedal to thi- ar
hitect who.' is found to haVe Ilaune-d
:he :niost attractive facade and by
reeing from the bulding tax the
ailding thus favored.
The outward aspect of Buenos Aires
s rather that of a European than of
n American capital. It has all' the
Inish of a Paris or a Berlin. The ab
;ence of the irre;ular sky line. caused
n North Ameriean cii- by the e x
reme height of some business build
as s well :s the tawt that :!h
;round of the city Is qluite unifornil
yuilt upon, even in the more outlyin:
-egions. keeps the city from present
ng that untinished appearance which
,en our largest cities have.-World
SWISS TRAMPS FEW.
AO Poor Place For the Mao Who
Doesn't Want to Work.
switzerland is not a place for tramps,
because the man out of employmeut
d who makes no effort to tind work
is not tolerated for a moment in that
yountry. The district authorities will
secure him a job at hard labor and
ittle pay, and such an nffer can be re
hsed only under the lenalty of going
to a penal workhouse. These institu
tions are under military discipline. the
work severe, the wages a penny or
threepence per day. and release is
granted only upon the advice of those
in charge. No didiculty is experienced
in determining between beggars and
anemployed. because all legitimate la
borers have papers given them by the
Istrict in which they live containing
nformation cencerning the position
they have held.
In every part of Switzerland are es
tablished "relief in kind" stations for
the exclusive use of respectable unem
ployed. Only those are admitted who
have had regular work during re
previous three months and have been
out of employment for at least five
days. These men must be on the look
out for work and accept any situation
that is offered, because the chronic
loafer is soon detected by the police
and his papers are marked so that he
can never again seek refuge in a "sta
Th Manner in Which the "Dips" Do
Their Thieving Work.
As a usual thing the pickpockets
rary their methods to suit circum
stances. Only the lower grade dips
work in pairs. These are the variety
who operate on street cars, elevated
station platforms and similar places
where they will find crowds of pushingI
people and at the same time have op
portuity to escape if detected. One of
the pair shoulders a victim roughly
while the other does the work and
makes a "getawaly." Arrests are fre
quent, but convictions are rare. be
ause the man captured seldom has
Not but that the higher grade dips
work in such places. The difference i
that they work In groups and choose
times when prosperous passengers will!
be in the majority. During the fash
onable shopping hours and after the~
theaters at night are considered her
rest times. One method is to block
the exit as the intended victims are
about to alight and in the jumble make
the "touch." Provided the victim dis
covers his loss within a minute he is
too late, because the car or trainha
sped on. hs
Last winter a trio of. dips worked a:
clever method In Chicago. Garbing
themselves In evening clothes, they
mingled in fashionable crowds in bli
cafes theater exits and railroad sta
tions. One of the party was always
hopelessly drunk, and the' others. aip
parently acting the part of Samaritans,
were hard put trying to keep him on
his feet. With all their care, however.
he would stumble occasionally and fall
Into groups of ladies and gentlemen.
Invariably the sober companions had
apologized and taken their charge:
away before any one discovered the*
loss of valuables.-Bohemlan Naga-1
WouIdrft 8. Fooled :Againi.
A shepherd once, to prove the quick
ess of his dog, which was lying be
tore the fire In the house where we;
were alking, said to me in the middle~
of a sentence concerning something
else, "IPm thiking, sir, the cow is in
Though he purposely laid no stress;
on these words and said them in a~
quiet, unconcerned tone of voice, the'
dog, which appeared to be asleep, imme-.
dately jumped up and, leaping through
the open window,-scram2bled up to the
turf roof of the house, from which he
could see the potato field. He then,
not seeing the cow there, ran and look-;
ed into the barn where she was and.,
indng that all was right, came back
to the house.
After a short time the shepherd said
the -same words again, and the dog re
peated his lookout, but on the false
alarm being the third time given the!
dog got up and, wagging his tal, look-:
ed his master in the face with so com
ical an expression of interrogation that
he could not help laughing aloud at~
him, on which, with a slight growl, he
aid himself down in his warm corner
with an offended air, as If determined
not o be made a fool of again.-Lon
How Rtats Move Eggs.
Strange as the story may appear of
rats removing hens' eggs from the
bottom to the top of a house by one
rat lying on his back and grasping
tightly his ovoid burden with his fore
paws while his com:a-Aes drag him
away by the tali, I have no reason.
writes a naturalist, to disbelieve It. I
have seen two rats accomplish the
feat from. stair to stair In a farm
house In Banffshlre, the first anxious
rodent pushing the egg up on Its hind
legs and the second assistant lifting
it up with Its fore legs. It was the
best athletic feat I ever witnessed.:
but It is not out of the common. The
rat will extract the contents from a
flea-k of Florence oil, dipping in his
long tail and repeating the maneuveri
until he has consumed all'that can be
Human Heart as a Power Engine.
A great physician once remarked
:hat, despite its complexity. there was
ao organ of the body readier to adapt
Itself to circumstances or more capa
,le of repaying ordinry care than the
beart. This is very true, and an ap
preciation of that fact should cause us
ill th. more carefully to follow the
rvise -nan's advice and to keep our
hear* with all diligence. When we
have regtard to the tremendous work
the heart acco'mplishes we might well
with Wesley say. "Strainge that. a harp
of a thousand strings should keep in
tune so long." Estimated in scientific
rashion, a man's heart in twen:y-four
hours performs an amount of work
which if represented by M9.e energy d
manded for a big lift would raik l's
tons of weight one foot high. S!h a
calculation can be accurately deter
mined by measuring the force exp-nd
ed in one beat or cycle of movemen'
of the heart and multiplying the short
work into that of the day. Thus in no
small degree does the heart's labor
contribute to swell the big total of the
energy the human engine expends
each day it lives.-New York World.
Janet had molded the domestic af
fairs of the family with whom she
lived for so many years that the news
of her intended marriage had much
the effect of an earthquake. *Have
you and David been engaged long?"
entured the mistress of the house
"One week when next Sabbath
comes." stated Janet briefly.
"And-and had you any thought of
marrying before that?" asked her mis
"Times I had and times I had not."
said the imperturbable Janet. "as any
person will. But a month ago when I
gave David a wee bit of the cake I'd
been making and he said to me. 'Janet.
L-tve you the recipe firm In your mind.
lass, so yon could make it if Mrs.
Mann's book would be far from yoir
reach? I knew well the time wwu draw
-And when," said Janet, closing her
eyes at the recollection. "I said to him.
'David. lad, the recipe is copied in a
little book of my own,' and I saw the
glint in his eye I reckoned 'twould be
within the month he'd ask me."
Hippo's Mouth an Impressive Sight.
The hippopotamus is a sort of float
Ing island which Inhabits the .African
rivers. To see a hippopotamus rise out
of the water and go away is as discon
certing to the tourist as it would be to
see a sand bar get out of the Missouri
river and chase a cow. The hippo
life Is too short to write his full name
-is a big brother of the pig. He
eighs five tons. and a gargoyle is
cute and pretty beside him. He is fat
and flabby, covered with a reddish
skin adorned with bristles and has a
broad, flat head as wide as a dinner
table. The moutli of the hippo is an
other of nature's African extrava
gances. He has mouth enough to do
the eating for a boys' boarding school.
His jaws are very flexible, and those
who have gazed into the inner works
of a hippo when he has opened his
vast pink lined mouth, studded here
and there with tusks that look like
broken off Grecian colnmns, have been,
Impressed with the sight- Collier's
Weekly. _ __ _
"Why did you hurry so?" he asked
her when he had fina11y caught up
with her -at the foot of the stairs of
'Do yon remember how the waiter
prepared to put a clean tablecloth on
our table for fresh guests," she asked,
"before we got through listening to
"Yes," said he.
'Well, then, here," she said and
showed, him a large white tablecloth
that had been hidden under her coat.
"This isit. He laidt on thewindow~
sill. Serves him right." q
He gazed upon it in amazemuent.
"Why didn't you let me know," he
queried, "and I might have taken the
table and walked out with that?"-:
New York Press.
The term "halcyon days" is derived
from a pretty little fable of the Sicil
ins, who believed that during th'e
seven days preceding and following
the winter solstIce. Dec. 21, the halcy
on or kingfisiter floated on the water
in a nest in which her young were de
posited and that during this time of
her brooding the seas were c'alm. Our
Indian sumtner corresponds to the hal
cyon of the Sicilians.-New York Tele
The Old Bulldog-They're going to
chain us up on Sunday nights now.
The Young Bulldog-How's that, gov
ernor? The Old Bulldog-The new fel
low that's started cann on Miss Ma
mie has got money.-New York Press.
Handy With an Ax.
One Important feature In connection
with the conducting of mining opera
tions In Siberia is the aptitude of the
Russian workman for the ax. Wood i
so plentiful in the country that min-'
ig timbers may be figured on at a
low rate. The current anecdote that a
Russian workman will for a twenty
kopeck piece lay his left hand, with
fingers spread, on a board and with
full strength make an asx cut between
each finger cannot-b~e vouched for, but
It is certainly true that in pick timber
ing in bad ~round. In erectin~ build'
Ings, log cabins and all ma"nner of
wood joining the equal of the Russian,
pesant cannot be found. - London
The Word "Bad.
It is believed by at least one writer
that ~It is because baldness in women
has nearly always been studiously con
cealed that no gentle way of evading
the blunt word -'bald" has been evolv
ed in contrast with the many way!
of dodging "fat." '"Stout" (which
aly meaus sturdyi. -portly." "com
fortable" and "embonpolnt" are in
stances of this evasion. But "'a'rd"
always remfains- "bald." - Chicago
She (effusively)-H~ow nice it is to
have met you again after all thesc
years. my dear Captain Burlington.
He-Major now. That was ten years
ago. you k:now. She (still more ef
fusvey)-How time files' Well, con
gratulations and goodby. I hope you'll
be a general when next we meet.
He Knew Better.
Farmer Hulltrooth-Thxis here paper
se that a man in Chicago unloaded
50.00) bushels of corn one day last
week. Now, Marier, you know as well
as I do that there ain't enny man in
the bull state couid do that much work
In the Fight..
The deeks are clearel :or ;! I 1 J1mow in the race
o* cash trwie, ande I ave a splenda .c4 ek of everything
ni-dd w-1 the farim or in th- ho:ho
I vor-lially in rit mn in-)peetu o my -k of
Dry Goods, Fancy Goods,,
Notions, Shoes, Hats,
Clothing, Crockery, Tin,
Wooden and Hardware.
of .111 kinds and i! large quanfitie.
Comit to my store. price my goods, examine the quality,
and if not as cheap as the cheapest. then don't buy from me.
I have matle special arrangements to do a large cash trade
this se-ason. ind I fully realize that I must, to do business,
meet sharp competition. This I have prepared for.
I want vour trade
B. A. J O H N SO N.
i YOU ARE
I cordially invited to at- .
of our newly enlarged and perfected
MILLINERY AND DRESS GOODS
3 DEPARTMENT, AND LADIES' SUITS;
which will take place on
Thursday and Friday, September 3O0
and October 1st.
A great deal of attention has been given to
display a haddsome line of the nestsies.
A Coffee Drinkera
We can certainly interest you with our
new Line of
High Grade Roasted
which we are offering at Special
Big Value. Roasted and Pulverized. 15c. lb.
True Blue. Roasted arnF Pulverized, 20c. lb.
These are two brand new members added to our' Coffee
Family. which we are handling exclusively. Kept in air
tight drums. Parched and ground every week. Sales
increasing by leaps and bounds. Suppose you investi
Manning Grocery Co
The Big Store on the "Busy Block."
A FULL CAR LOAD OF
THE FAMOUS HICKORY BUGGIES
Just received, and you can select just the kind you want. A Nob
bToffv Turnou. can be had for the asking..
~ Ian selling the best line of Bug~eries and Wagons for the least
money of any dealer in the State. Comie and see. Cash customers
esecially solicited. A full Repository on hand.
A nice line of old men's. young men's and fancy driving Ve
bies of the best makes, can be bought for less money at all times.
F. C. T HOM AS. MANNING. S. C.
SEED WETBEARDE VARITIES.
Seed Rye and Barley.
Grain Pasture Mixture, composed of Turf
Oats. Wheat Barley and Vetch.
The best winter Horse, Cow and Hog pasture you can
There will be a Roller Flour Mill in Sumter
by January. 1910.
t !OTHIARRY LVE STOCK CO.
Eerson's Old Stand. SUMTER, S. C.
SBinE Your Job Printing to The Ime8.