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LOTTERY IN ITALY
Gambling Under the Auspices of
THE DRAWING IN PUBUC.
An Eager, Excited. Turbulent Crowd
Watch.s This Ceremony With In
tens* Intereat-The Prizes and the
Chances of the Players.
King Humbert L made the rules for
the public lottery of Italy:
FIrst.-The public lottery is tempora
rily maintained by the favor of the
state under the following laws.
Second.-It is administered by the
minister of inance, under whom the
chiefs are chosen for their respective
ThLrd.-The lotto is formed by nine
ty, numbered from 1 to 90, Inclusive,
five of which drawn by chance deter
mine the successful.
Fourth.-One can "play the :otto" In
the followifg manner:
On one number (very rarely played).
On all tre numbers (ery rarely
On t wo numbers-the two."br
On three numbers, which Is known
as the "terno."
On four numbers whIch Is known as
Fifth.-Whben one number is played
the winner is pai ten times and a
haif his output; when two numbers
are played the winner Is paid 350
times his output; when thre numbers
are played the winner Is paid 5,25
times his output; when four numbers
are played the winner 1s paid 0Q,000
times his output. Therefore If one has
by any chance bought a No. 1 ticket
and wins the four numbers (quaterno)
be wins $00.000.
At 5 o'clock on every Saturday after
noon throughout all Italy tb- drawing
of the lotto takes place. In Naples
the ceremony is held at the end of a
foul, fithy alley known as the Impre
sa. back In a great courtyard. in full
view of the people on the balcony of
an Old palace. From early In the aft
ernoon until the fatal hour the streets
of Santa Chiara and the alley fll up
with the crowd whose hope on this
day is to be deceived. The streets are
always so full of life that for this
extra crowd. jostling. pushing and
eager, there would seem to be no place.
It is comprised of the very poor. The
better classes watch for the telephone
or the showing of the numbers In the
varios bank in the city to discover
their ate, but In the Impresa the
crowd of people is as dense as a shad
ow. There are many here who have
paid their last cent for a ticket. There
are many here who are In debt for the
shoes they wear and will never be able
to pay for them. But at the stroke of
the church clock the blinds of the bal
cony open and the paraphernalia of
the lotto are brought out-a long
green table. on which is placed a crys
tal bell boand with siver. and an Iron
box contean ninety other little box
es, in which the ninety numbers are
locked by the state. The oficers of
this performance are coolly indifferent.
and the only figure deserving of note
is that of the little orphan child. dress
ed In snowy white, chosen by law from
the orphan asylum to draw up from
the crystal ball the five magic num
At the sight of these fmnln"-. looked
for objects the crowd begins to cry
and chant. to beseech and evoke. it
begs the little orphan child to draw
welL And te child In his white robe.
his innocent eyes on the mass of peo
pie, looks down on the beggars with
their yellow locks and on the appeal
ing mas. One by one the bells are
taken out from their sealed boxes, dis
played to the people and dropped into
the big bowL
They have 'olindfolded the little barn
bino, and he stands on a chair, for he Is
only eight years of age and is smalL In
full sight of the people. The balls har
in been shaken around for the last
time, the child puts his hand in and
draws. The first number that he pus
outis called forth--No. 5." Now, every
Italian who has bought No. 5 for place
has either won or lost. No one holds
this number in this crowd, however,
and there is a murmur-and a fresh
adjuration for the child to draw welL.
Tbe people who have drawn for the
terno and the quaterno still have their
chance. The child draws again. this
time No. 47, and the holders of the
teno are now the Interested ones, for
the next will be their last chance. The
enthusiasm breaks forth again with
murmu.. .and cries and prayers, and
the quiet child before the urn in his
white dress hears them and trembles.
iar he knows that he Is menaced. Be
fore the people there Is a blackboard.
and a man posts up the numbers as
they are drawn-S. 47. 11. 10 and 80.
And this series of five Is discssd
yelled at. challenged, cursed, for not
one In the crowd has drawn a fortu
nate number. The child's eyes are un
boud, and he is put down and set
free. The balls are returned Into their
boxes sealed up and carried away un
der- the eyes of the crowd, which after
waiting for a moment, unable to be
ieve its Ill fortune, breaks up and dis
rupts. Apathy is thrown upon the ma
jority as much a.- such a state of mind
is possible to a Neapolitan mass as
they begin In groups to discuss the
failure of their schemes and their coin
4 In*ane -MarIe Van Vorst in Har
Joy is more divine than sorrow, forI
doy Is bread and sorrow Is medicine.
zrom reports which seem to be very
general It ia a fair deduction that
twice as many new silos are being
filed this fall as in any previous sea
son. It's a mighty good sign and
shows that a whole lot of farmers are
finally getting theIr eyes open. The
day Is not far when ay man who
makes serious pretense at engaging in
the stock raising or dairy business will
not think of being without this great
aid to economical meat and milk pro
A friend who has fifteen or twenty
acres in potatoes this tall has several
mornings of late been finding a bushel
or so of the tubers pulled out of the
hills and lying .-xposed to the sun.
While he has not, so far as we know.
tiet a watch at night to see just who
these "dlggers" are, he has found the
most hills molested where the far
white grubs have been very plen
tiful. Putting two and two togeth
er. It is probably safe to assume
that this field was in meadow or sod
last season and that the disturbanci
of the hills is the work of skunks or~
badgers, which view the white grut:
Unexpected Diversions Thai
Were Not on the Bills.
BILL NYE'S TACTFUL QUERY.
It Saved an Embarrassing Situation
and Turned a Painful Silence into a
Burst of Laughter-A Simple Notice
That Made an Audience Roar.
The funniest humor is th- unluten
tional kind. The best co:ucdy is that
which has never been rehearsed or
premeditated, but springs to !life In
close straits when everything of suc
cess for the platform performer de
pends on his holding the spot light f
his audience's attention through a cru
cial strain caused by unexpected di
Some of the Involuntary humor of
the platform is worth remembering
and repeating. For Instance:
Once upon a time a lecturer reached
his date at 7-30. He had to get his sup
per. shave and dress between then and
the usual scheduled starting time.
8:15. Accordingly be dressed with more
baste than he had intended. and two
top buttons of his trousers failed to
receive proper attention. This showed
plainly in the glare of the footlights.
and a bit of his dress shirt protruded
noticeably. The audience had a hard
time being courteous and reconciling
the ridlculousnas of the speaker's ap
pearance with the serious dignity and
beauty of his lecture. Still. all would
have been well but for the fact that at
the close of the address and while the
speaker still sat on the r'atform in his
unconscious dishabille tne platform
manager rose and announced tinpres
"The Dext number on this splendid
course will be given two weeks from
tonight by Dr. Robert Mcintyre. who
will deliver his celebrated lecture
'Buttoned Up People.' "
The audience shrieked. and to this
day. through the tender hearted for
bearance of those people. that lecturer
does not know why the announcement
of his confrere's beautiful word pic
ture lecture created just that kind of
At one time Dr. Thomas E. Green
was submitted to the long introduction
gony. He stood it as patiently as
possible, and so did the audience, but
when the introducer ceased and bowed
out the Iaid speaker of the evening
Dr. Green walked forward and said in
his most ministerial tone :
-1 am going to add a phrase to the
tay, making it read as fellows:
'From our traducers and our intro
ducers good Lord deliver us' "
Sometimes a town committee is can
tankerous and takes on a degree of
hoiciness never dreamed of or aspir
ed to by a city committee. At one
time Elias Day. a makeup artist, was
behind the scenes laying out his wigs.
beards. etc., when a committeeman
ame back to see him. After the
sual greetings the committeeman
"I hope to goodness you're better'n
the last number on our course was!"
"Who was ity' asked Mr. Day.
"Dr. Russell Conwell of Philadelty."
"Didn't you like him?" asked Day in
"Rotten!" said the committeeman.
"Who came before that?"
-relan T. Powers of Boston."
"Well, you liked him, of course."
"And what did you have before
that" asked Day, now prepared for
"Shnann-Heink and her compa
"Did you hear her?"
"Ever'body a-klckin'. Said she was
poorern home talent."
"Well," said Day. the aettledness of
espair in his tone. -you'll like me!"
But perhaps the best Instance of per
et adaptation on the spur of the mo
ent is found In an anecdote Bob Bur
dette vouched for as having been the
xperience of his Illustrious contem
porary, Bill Nye.
Nye and Burbank were being starred
that year by Major Pond. They were
iing the Canadian provinces and on
the night of the specibl episode were
t Victoria, British Columbia. Bur
bank was doing heavy dramatic work
s the best possible foil for Nye's
subti. and side racking humor. But
in the audience were several men who
bad that evening tasted too frequently
of the flowing bowl. These would oc
asionally break forth with remarks
that were models of untimeliness.
Finally, when Burbank was in the
midst of his most fascinating and trag
reading and the audience was hold
ing its breath, one whose breath was
too strong to be held burst out into
a maudlin snatch of song which utter
ly sidetracked and discouraged the lec
turer. The speaker stopped, lost and
confused beyond recall.
But just- as the silence wvas begin
ning to be felt Nye stepped blandly
ad quickly from behind the scenes,
laid his hand on his companion's arm
and gazed thoughtfully over the house.
Then, In a mild but distinct voice, he
Is Dr. Leslie E. Keeley in the
Even the fact that it was a near
British audience could not hide the
consuate wit of the remark, and
the evening was saved and made a
triumph instead of Ignominous defeat
for the speakers.-Strickland W. Gil
lilan in St. Louis Republic.
What is celebrity?~ The advantage
of being known to people who don't
five years respectively, were discussing
the matter of attending Sundaiy school.
The oldest -ooy qluickly made his choice
saying. "Td rather go to the FEpiscopal
I wouldnt." responded' the four
yarld. -'d rather go to the Meth
odist. Wh!ere'd you rathe.r g'. broth
err' turning to the thre-year-old.
"I'd rather go. to the Hlipp->dromue."
replied brother.- Success Magazin..
Too Much Risk.
" am willing to re-lease you on your
own recognizance." saiys the judge.
"How datr' asks Misrah Mit!!es.
"'ll let you go if you give bond for
yourself-that 1s, 1? you w!ll be re
sponsible for your own appearance in
Jedge. Vd like to 'blge yo', but I's
'feared o' de s'cu'ty."-Chicago Post.
"What animal." said the teacher of
the class in natural history. -makes'
the nearest approach to mnyn'
"The h!ea." timidly ventured the :1t
t.e boy w-ith the curly hair.-Chicarr'
A LEGAL DILEMMA
Tangle of Red Tape In an Eng
lish Extradition Case.
GETTING AROUND THE LAW.
Only the Quick Wit of the Canadian
Police inspector Kept a Notorious 1
Criminal In Custody When In Realty I
He Was as Free as the Air. <
The manner in which a prisoner ex
tradited to England from a foreign
country is treated while on the voyage
home depends very much on the de
tective who has him in charge and
also on whether or no there 1- any
suspicion that he may be contenpIat
Ing violence either to himself or to
For instance. in the case of Jabez
Balfour, who was taken to England all
the way from Buenos Aires. there
was a strong suspicIon-probably ill
founded-that he contemplated com
mitting suicide. Consequently Inspe.
tor Froest, who had him in charge. de
cided to take no risks that he coild
The regulat!ons do not permit of an
unconvicted prisoner being handcuffed
on board ship once the vessel has left
port, and he must be allowed one
hour's exercise on deck each day.
These nidulgences. if indulgences they
may be called. were therefore not
withheld from Balfour.
But he got few others. For twenty
three hours out of every twenty-four t
he was immured in a locked cabin. le
was not permitted even to enter the
public dining room. his meals being
brought to him by Mr. Froest himself
after the rest of the passengers had
fed. He was, besides. constantly
watched and was subjected to a ?ost
rigorous search Immediately on com
I!a only relaxation was an occa- j
sional game of chess with some ofX the
passengers who kindly came to his t
cabin to play wIth him by permissIon <
and in the presence of his keeper. I
This sea imprisonment lasted exactly 4
one month and a day, and Balfour 2
afterward declared that it was the I
most tryIng experience of a captivity t
that was destined to continue for
nearly twelve years.
One of the longest and In Its later t
stages one of the pleasantest voyages t
ever undertaken by an unconvicted
criminal was that which Ch:. -les IyN -
ton Davidson. the notorious forger. I
made some years back in the custody t
of Chief Inspector Murray of the Ca- (
nadian department of justice.
Murray tracked the wanted man to I
Mexico and secured his extradition to z
Canada. But then his difficulties be
gan, He could not bring his prisoner I
to Canada by the direct rou:e through i
the UnIted States, for immediately c
Davidson set foot in that country he z
could have demanded to be released. 1
There was therefore nothing for it but 4
to convey him by way of Jamaica and I
England and thence back across the i
Atlantic to Quebec.
On the voyage Murray kept David
son under close observation, a-lthough
allowing him considerably more free
dom than Froest allowed Balfour.
When, however, he had got safely as
far as London he was both mortified
and astonished at the likelihood of his1
having had all his trouble for nothing.t
The law was, he was told. that a
prisoner extradited from a foreign I
country to a British colony could not
be kept in custody In England for
longer than twenty-four hours, nor <
could he be taken as a prisoner on I
board a British ship sailing from a
Here was a dilemma. Davidson was
free as air-had he only known It. I
But Murray was equal to the occasion
"Itook here. Davidson." he said. "'ve
got you safe. There is only the last
stage of the journey to complete. IfJ
I allow you to travel saloon with me
as an ordinary first class passenger 4
will you give me your word to play I
me no tricksy'
To this proposition David-son, know
ing nothing of the real state of affairs.
was naturally quite ready to agree.
And so it came to pass that one of thez
most notorious criminals Canada has. I
ever known came home in state; free. 4
yet not free, a voluntary prisoner, andI
yet an Involuntary one.--Pearson's t
COUNTING THE PEOPLE.
First Census Proposal In England
Raised a Fine Row.
It was In l7;3 that a proposal to
count the people was tirst made.
Thomas Potter. son of tbe archbishop
of Canterbury and member for St.
Germns. Introduced in that year a
bill "for taking and regIstering an an
nual account of the totail numbler of
the people and of the totatl number of
marriages, births and deaths and :lso
of the total number of poor receiviun
alms from every parish und extra paru
cial place In Great Irrtain." it was
inevitable, of course. that directly ttI!s
proposal was made the prcedent of
King David should be quoted. .Apd
many were the jereminds as to thxal
ternative evils which would befall the
country- Those submitted to Djavid
were mild in comparison. \Mr. Thorn- 4
ton, member for York city. s.tid:
"I did not believe that there was any
set of men or Indeed any Individual of
the human species so Ipresumptuous I
Iand so abandoned as to maike the plro
posal we have just heard. I hold this
1subject to be totally subverslve' of the
last remains of Fnglish lbert' The.
new bill will direcvt the Im;-s it~oa ofa
nw taxcs. rnd idee-d the add itl-'a of
a very few words will maake it the1
most effectual engine~ or rapacl~y and
oppression that was ever used a;:ainst
an injured people. Mioreover, an an
nual register of our people will ac- I
Iquaint our enemies' abroad with our
Matthew Rtidley, another oppsilng
member, added that his constItuents
looked on the proposal as (iminoius I
and feared lest some publlc misfortune
or an epidemical distemper should fol
low the numbering. l~owever, the 4
Ibill passed the comnn-fs only to be
promptly rejected by the lords. Not I
Iuntil IS00 was the proposail again
made, and on this occasion it was
brought to a successful issue. The
first census of England and Wales was
taken In March, 1SO L-Westminster
End Winters Trornbies.
To m'~any'. winter ia a a-o of trub'
The' free bi:stn tos ailnumr-. -a
ped han.,. and1 ips. ch iha ins.c-o d so.r,
:ca Sait-.. A trial conine- -'
THE FAT GODDESS.
A Pioture That Jarred the Nerves of a
French Art Patron.
W. Durand. a French picture buyer
of a century ago. had little wisdom
as a critic. and his ambition, com
pounded equally of childlike vanity
and genuine benevolence. was to figure
as a patron of youthful genius.
One of the earliest commissions be
bestowed was upon a young artist who
selected for his subject a scene of
classic mythology, in which the as
sembled gods were depicted upon
Mount Olympus. When it was finish
ed M. Durand was Invited to the studio
to Inspect It. His face clouded as be
"Young man." he declared. "you have
not rtreted me =r_'. It Is true I do
not pretend to know everything about
art. but I am not a fool. and I know
that gods and goddesses should be no
less noble than kings and queens.
These people of yours are not even
aristocrats! Madame. my wife, does
not pretend to be a One lady, yet when
I put my two hands around her walst
It Is by an inch only that they fail to
meet, and as for Jullettte. my daugh
ter. she is as slender as a needle. Look
now at that big, clumsy woman in a
loose gown who you say is queen
among the gods! She has no figure at
all. She Is all the way down the same.
Pouf! Call her a lady and a goddess
she who Is without stays and without
waist! Mme. and Mlle. Durand would
make a mock of her, your Juno! Pouf!
She Is a peasant. a pillow, a pig!"
Nevertheless he was convinced by
Infinitely tactful explanations that the
wasp waist was unknown in classic
antiquity. even to goddesses. It was
with proud complacence that he finally
accepted the picture and the knowl
edge that the sovereign lady of Mount
Olympus had never attained the heroic
compression achieved by Mme. and
A GEOLOGIC PHENOMENON.
Raised Beaches and Caves of the island
The Island of Arran Is one of those
places on the west of Scotland where
the geologic phenomenon known as a
"raised beach" Is very apparent. All
along the coast there are evidences
that the land has been considerably
elevated at some period of the world's
history. One of these proofs is the
presence of caves of various sizes
formed by the action of the waves in
the past, but which are now well
above the present high water u-. '-.
The farmers use some of the larger
caves as shelters for sheep in stormy
In a remote corner of the Islnnd one
of these caves has been converted into
a human habitation. where a family of
several persons dwell In absolute se
clusion- Their occupation Is the gath
ering of whelks, an employment which
is said to afford but a precarious live.
hood- As the gathering of the shell
fish can only be done at low water and
as the fishers have no boat or other
occupation. they have ample leisure to
enjoy the pure air and bask In the sun
Except for the drip from the face of
the hIgh rocks above. which Is skill
fully diverted, the cave Is absolutely
dry. The interior Is shaped like a tri
ange. the floor forming the base. Save
at the sides there is ample room to
stand upright and move about inside.
Besides the beds and cooking utnsnel
the cave contains many articles of va
rious kinds, giving the Interior quite a
homelike appearance. The apology fo:
a fireplace is some way back _from the
entrance, through which the smoke
fnds its way outside. - Wide Worid
Bismarck Demanded 5,000 Frem
France, but Got Only Five.
German's governmental policy is to
encourage the exports ot brain, labor.
snhine, air and water. There Is
nothing in sugar, in alcohol, but car
bo, gathered from the air, but hydro
gen and oxygen gathered from the
rainwater, transformed by the sun
into beet plants, grown In fields, tilled
and wielded by hand, the beet pul;
beIng transformed by other hnde andJ
skilled knowledge into sugar and aleo
Denmark and Holland export butter,
which takes nothing. from the soil.
The French import Asiatic silk. weave
It at Lyons and export the Ilnished
product. They export wine by analy
sis Si per cent water. 10 per cent alco
hol and 0.04 per cent aroma and bou
quet. Water and alcohol tak. nothing
from the soil, but the aroma makes
'the wine worth from $10 a pound
In the peace negotiations betwee!
Bisarck and the French in 1871 11
was not the money Indemnity. it was
not the loss of territory, that pro
longed negotiations. Bismarck be
thought himself to demand 5.000 emp
ty old champagne barrels impregnated~
with the aroma, the bouquet produc
ig ferment, and this the French re
fused. They had consented to pay
SL000.000.000; they broken beartedly
gave up Alsace and Lorraine, but the
bouquet of their priceless wines Bin
marck should not have, and in the end(
they compromised on five barrels.
Tho French were instinctively gov
erned by supernal common sense.
Harringtonl Emerson in Engineering.
One on Steighiate.
Ihusband-That bobble skirt make
me1( tired: I don't sec how you evel
get homei. with it.
Wife-EVenI at that 1 make a bettel
showing at gettingt home in thin hob
bl skirt thian you de at 2 a. mn. witl
your free' i.'gteed trousezs...- Bostor
"Sharper Than a Sorpent's Tooth."
M1illionaire Father-l'i pay all you
debts just once more, sir: M1ake m<
out theL sum total of what you owe
Iis Sou-lkeah old pater: Er-woul
ro)u-ah-kinkdly fill up this-ah-inlk
Get Him 'Fore H. Knows.
Possum' Iookin' mi~hty cunnin
Dat? de way it go
can' beat Mistcr R'abbit runnli'.
B~ut dvy git h: 'fo' ne know.
flut trouble folier Mhster Rabbit
Fotler high an' low.
, -n dog know his every habit.
.n* dey git m flao' e no.ttIf
Take Care !
Rememb~ner that when your kidneys
ar a~ected. your life is in danger. I
itver. Rtoches~ter, N. Y.. says: "'M
tr.zbe Marted with a shaarp shootin
pain 4Iver mv back which grew wors
daily. i felt slut.'ish andl tired, m
.dflt' rxtionl was irregular and icire
.1uet. I trred o-sing Foley Ki'ne
P~ils. Eac' we? ..eemed to put, t.e
life an'd -eenIxtf into nme, 4" noW 1 ,i
comh-'elv euredi and f.el better an
stonert'ihanfor years." W. l.Brow
rho Mechaniczi Laws Are the Same
a In a Whirlpool.
Anv one c:in tmak.' the exact counter
art or a 4yclone if he %o desires. Of
our-.e a cyelone is caused by the air
iver : big :rea get;ting wvarm and
Ight with small pressure. This air
xonseluently tries to rise almost in a
>ody and leaves a partial vacuum he
Alnd. but the outside cold air rushes
a from all sides. Now. it is a scien
ific and mechanical truth that when a
luid runs in from all sides toward a
-entral Ioint it causes a whirlpool or
-otation of the fluid. The exact anal.
gy of a cyclone, then. although with
he fluid water instead of air. is seen
rhen the stopper is pulled out of the
>ottom of a basin full of water. An
ilmost perfect vacuum, as far as the
rater is concerned. is caused by the
rater immediately -ver the stopper
-unning out. The rest of the water
-ushes in frnm all directions. and a
vhirlpool is the result. There is one
lifference here from the air cyclone.
the air the force with which it
'ushes toward the center greatly com
>resses the air whirling at that point
Ind makes it very dense-so dense. in
'act. that a straw earried in the cen
ral whirl can be driven into a bg
>lock of wood wit'out bending. Of
-ourse in a whirlpool the water is not
omprossed. remaining practically the
:ame in density all the time. That
s one highly important property of
vater: it Is practically incompressible.
Cevertheless it is very interesting to
ee the whirl form in a basin and
:now that the mechanical laws are
he same as in the formation of a cy
lone many niles wide.-Harpers
NEW JERSEY TEA.
ted Root. 'That Did Good Service in
You hou-tekeepern, af today whose fa
orite brands of Orange Pekoe. Eng
sh Breakfast. India and Ceylon. etc..
Liffuse their fragrance over your tea
able would hardly suppose that tea.
>r, ratcer. a fairly good substitute for
t, was once made from the leaves of
one of our prettiest New Jersey wild
lowers. Yet so it was in the old tur
oilent days of the American Revolu
lon. when 'hey had so much trouble
mer the imported article and used
-arious beverases as substitutes for
hat to which they had become accus
New Jersey tea, or red root, as it is
!so called, is a low growing shrub
rith many branches. seldom over
hree feet high. and is found from
anada to Florida. growing usually in
!ry wooded sections. It Is very abun
lant in New Jersey. for which it is
=amed. It blooms profusely in July
ad is so showy. with its many pan
led white blossoms, an to be quite
vorth a place in the gardens as an
irnamental shrub. It has a dark red
oot, with leaves downy beneath and
-ery much veined. by which It is easily
lstinguished from the pure tea. An
fusion of the leaves prepared in the
ame manner as the genuine article
Las somewhat the taste of ordinary
;rdes of the tea of the orient. but is
ot supposed t o possess any cf Its
Bulwer Lytton and His Chorus.
The Princess von Racowitsa met
sulwer Lyttou in the Riviera toward
be end of the fifties. Hie was then.
he says in her autobiography. "past
s first youth: his fame was at Its
enith. Ie seemed to me antedilu
inn, with his long dyed curls and his
mid fashioned dress. ie dressed exact
y ir, the fashion of the twenties, with
ong coats reaching to the ankles, knee
>reeches and long colored waistcoats.
iso he appeared always with a young
ady who adored him and who was
ollowed by a manservant carrying
Sharp. She sat at his feet and aP
>eared, as he id, in the costume of
.S3. with long flowing curis, called
taglaises. He read aloud from his
iwn works. and In especially poetie
>assages his 'Alice' accompanied him
rith arpeggios on the harp."
A Tr'ee Climbing Dog.
A government otiicial In Bavaria con
ected with the forestry department
as a wonderful dog, which is as clev
r nt climbing trees as a cat. If his
naster fastens a handkerchief up in
he tre.etops the animal will clamber
ip after It in the nimblest way and
ever fails to bring It down. He was
aught by his mother, who was famous
.s a tree elimber. The clever animal
tas won several medal~s by his ex
raordlinary talent and takes particular
elight in climbing silver birches, not
he easiest tree in the world to scale.
or the trunk is particularly smooth
.d slippery.-Wide World Magazine.
Kindness to Animals.
"What I believe in." said Mr. Eras
us Pinkly. "is kindness to dumb ani
-Yes," replied Mirs Miami Brown.
'I has hyuhed dat some folks kin lif'
chicken off de roos' so gentle an'
ender dat he won't have his sleep
.isturbed ska'sely none."--Washington.
Figgt-My wife wants a new silk
Fogg-.Are you going to let her have
Figg-Yes. It's a case, of sIlks or
Mrs. Sharpe (severely)-Norah. I can
ind nly 5(evenf of these plates. Where
re the other five? Cook (inz surprises
--Sure. z:mmzz. don't ye make no allow
nce for ordinary wvear an' te'ar?
Two yers a;:. !owin;: attendance
t am bi:: 'esteu fair' v~mher, there was a
ne~ uiplai ofI pure bred beef cattle.
he writer of these notes commented
po::i the fact. that prevalent standards
dhered to In th.e audgtin; of the beef
r'ed seemedl t, result In both sires
nl da:ms beim:n put in am condition of
lesh nvt only abnormal, but entirely
letrmental to their continued useful
ii's" as bree'drs and producers. A.
hi.k blanke't 'if tat. I!ke charity, cn
-ver ,sern! b'.vine' weakneses
iece~ i,reieders of the heavy types
V uld "'mpe't.- on a far fairer basis
v're' their show animal~s not only ex
s'eted~ tio be. bunt reqluire'd to be. in av
rug' b~r'euding co'nd!tlonl. More re
'ently the' need of the adoptktn of this
w-'r" ratioaml standard has been e'x
r'ss'd cion":.etely iby a leading breed'
r who ha. won many blue ribbons
it stoc'k shows :nd who asserts that
-thre-fourthis of the finest bulls In the
-.utry :r. ruined for breeders by be'
m:: i'atti'ni'd for tihe show ring: fat
'-anie shlould hi' shownz only in the
,teer .1lass." This puts~ the tiLng In a
mnuhh'!!. It is strange that breeders
1ave been so slow in awaking to the
- ...ance e this simple fact.
We want tc
for the farrr
j. Pup and
Patntdiman 15, 19
Everything of the best fcr
thle per1sonlaI wea ra 11d adorn
ment of b6.II -ir*-.
We till mail order's carefully
Charleston- . C.;
TRY TIE NEW
For your next order. Every
thinz new. fres-h and clean:
just opened in
MOUZON'S OLD STAND
Your order will re-eive care
ful and prompt attention and
will be highly appreciated.
Full and complete line of
STAPLE AND FANCY
Mouzon 's Grocery
P. B. MOUJZON, PROP.
On First-Class Real Estate
PLrdy & O'Bryan,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Manning, S. C.
worry with your cyc'. we .uarntee a
hure it. Our
wil. re!!ce the %tran.
JOHN G. CAPE RS. (o! South Carolina).
Ex-CommL~%toner Internal Herne~ur.
JOSEPH D. WRIGHT.
CAPERS & WRIGTLW
AT ONT TLw
WASHINGTON. D. C
Tepone. -Ein 01'!
W. C. DAVIS. J- A. wEI-IIERG.
DAVIS & WEINBERG.
ATTORNEYS AT LA W.
MANNING. S. (C.
Prompt attention g.iven to collectLim.
t. . eUILOT. s. ,ir.IVEKx IurV -
URDY & O'BRYAN,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
MANNING. S. C.
CHARLTON DA itANT.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MIANNING. S. C.
II. LESESN E.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING. 5. C.
R. JOHN H. MORSE,
~Gruat~ Iniver-.ty Pennev--Ia3
Sumter. S. C.
Notice of Discharge.
I will apply to the Judte of Pro
bate for Clarendon conty, on the
1t day of D)eember. 1910. for letters
of dicharge a.; guardijan for Robert
Seth Dingle, formerly azummor.
Summertonl. S. C.. Nov.. 1. 191L4
Notice of Discharge.
I will apply to the j:2dge of 1 robate
for Caren-doLu count~y, on the th daty
f D)eembere1 1910. for letters of di"
chare as' administrator of .-sta~te of
N. R. 31eKinzie. dee;'"..
L Ciy. S- C.. Nov. 7, 191'I.
And Ask AhAt i
tell you about the la ts n "and nwest labor saver
ter-a marvel of mechanica, ge-s-a regular
U9-the light, handy and simpl
You never saw anything like it before-nothing like
-1; Cver been made. It makes a windmill pump into
perfect Power -P ping Plant in a few minutes, and
sides pamping, it runs separator, hii grindstone, or
y mtachine orainarily run by hand. You do the ata
r yourself. Costs less than a windmill! It's well worth
pecial trip to learn about the most wonderful invention
i% ever heard of. Next time you are in town come in
re. We want to give you a catalog free.
Mannn OIl M11.
A revelation in perfection. ease ot operation, comfort and
beauty. The Economy is built ;or REALSERVICE, built in such a
way that you will positively kno.v and appreciate after operating>
it, that in it we are giving a REAL DOLLAR'S worth of value
for every dollar invested-built so that it is not -simply a "good
roads" vehicle, but so that it wilI serve you on and over- most of
roads, built not only to run in fine and fair weather. but so that it
is EVER READY for service, both In winter and summer. Built
so that it matters not whether you have eithersand.deep snow or mud
roads to travel. you can akways start up with assurance and satis
faction ot knowing that you canl go when you please, where'"ou
please. ar:1 yet feel ne rer-~ctain as one can be of anythingin
this wore-' ,bat with an Economy .oi; can and will get back-the
power is in the Economy.
Standard Equipment ...................................... $750.
Extention Top .................... ................. .......50.
Large (ab Lamp and Generator....................... .... .....
INMANBRAILSFORD CO. Aqts. Sumnmerton.. S.C.
A Few of the Things we Have:
A carload of justly celebrated Southern C.ook Stoves and
Ranges, with full line of repairs.
A ca rload of .Jas. Oliver Chilled Steel Plows and Repairs.
Get nrices of one to a dozen.
A carload of Dixie and Clipper Plows Seeingr is believing.
A carload of Webber Wagons. These are the best. Give
theni a test.
1') miles or iziore of Pittsburgh Perfect Fence. Different
styles. Atractive prices- in any qjuanitity.
It will be our Purpose
during the Holidays% to have Special Prices on certain lines-on
Saturdays. Next S.. turday. D~ecemuber~ :rd. our speciais will be
Shotguns and Riiles. Watch this space~ for each week's bargains.
Sumimerton, S. C.
: "Something Doing
These Days at
!PLOWDEN HARDWARE CO.
We are seillni
R an ges, Stoves. Hleaters. Gunis. Ammruni
tion, Wire Fencing an~d many other things. 3
I ome to See Us
and be convinced that ouir good., are best
and prices lowest.
I Plwdel ardwaeopaly