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BATHTUBS IN MEXICO.
Made of Cement, They Are a Real Lux
ury In a Hot Climate.
"Unless you have bieen in the trop
4cs." remtrked the man who had just
retr-ned from a trip to Mexico. "you
can't possibly realize how great a lux
ury a cold bath can be. It's not that
the climate 1 nece.sari!y wa rmer than
a New York summer. but the natives
have worked out the problem of bath
ing to its ultimate conclusions. They
have invented the ideal tub.
"On the great private estates in
Mexico baths are in use today wbicb
were hewn out of the solid rock ecen
tures ago by slave labor. They are
located for the most part in the vicin
ity of running water and are fed by
bamboo pipes, but in many cases they
have to be filled by the old fashioned
method of carrying a bucket to and
from the spring. .
"In the cities the so called stone
baths are made of cement. The resi
dences of' !I well to do people are
provided with them. and they are n
feature of the native hotels. They are
usually about ten feet long by four
deep-baby swimming tahks, In fact.
"The tropical custom is to fill the
baths late at night By the followin;
morning the water will have acquired
a limpid coolness the tcts like a tonic
upon the body. When one rememberz
that near the equator It is almost as
warm in the morning as it Is at noon
and that water taken direct from the
city mains Is always tepid the advan
tage of the ston'e or cement bath is
evide-nt"-New York Sun.
Wild Carnage When They Meet Their
Natural Prey, Flying Fish.
One time at St. Clements we sIghted
a feeding school of tuna, an exhilarat
lug sight. A flying fish weighing a
pound and a half or more would star!
fom the water and soar an extraor
dinary distance, nearly out of sight,
but every inch of that flight I knew
was covered by a big tuna keeping
his place just beneath the "fier" and
ready to seize it the moment it fell
into the water. This rarely failed
The moment the fish began to drop the
tuna would spring at It like a tiger,
turning and tossing the spume Into
the air with a splendid and electrify
lng rash, a maneuver that was re
peated all over the blue channel.
The sensational charge meant that a
school of tunas had discovered a school
of Its natural prey, flying fishes. At
once the lust for blood and food was
Mn and the carnage was the result.
I have observed some curious scenes
at sea, but never have I seen fear so
forcihly expressed as by a school ol
lying fishes exhausted and at the
mercy of the voracious tunas. I have
had them gather about my boat and
eling to its keel as closely as they
could. while the air was full of leap
lng tunas and soaring flying fish. At
snch times when a school of sardines
fs rounded up the Ishes are so terrified
that men have rowed up to them and
ecooped them In by the pallftl.-C. V.
rolder ii Outing.
Delhi and Its History.
Shah Jehan in 1631 built the present
city of Delhi, close to the old Delhi,
an made it the royal residence. The
Krhandasstill call it Shabana
bad, the "city of the king of the
world." Nadir Shah, the Persian usurp
er captured It in 1139, mneecredl
thaneands of the Inhabitants and bore
away plunder to the value of nearly
$10y0,000,OO including the famous pea
cock throne and the great Kohinooi
diamond. The British first came mnt
entrol In 3803, when the Mahrattal
,were defesad near Delhi by Lord
Lake. When the sepoy mutiny broke
oEt In 1S57 Shah Mohammed Raha
dour, then ninety years old, took comn
annd of the city and until the En-lisi
again triumphed enjoyed the imperiaJ
state to which he had long been a
.Harriman Told Him.
Harriman had an almost supernatu
zal instinct for knowing what was
going on and who was doing it In the
2:ysteries of stock manipulation. Once
when Southern Pacific had been going
up fast, Harriman and various bank
lng houses buying in concert, he call
'up on the telephone one of his private
brokers. "Somebody Is selling," he
aid. "Yes, sir," was the answer.
'"We11, hand the market 25l,000 for
mne." Immediately he called up thE
head of a banking firm much inter
i:te In the market. "Who's senling
Southern Pacifie?' he asked. "I don't
know; we haven't been able to find!
ggtj' was the answer. "I'll tell you,'
unapped Harriman-' 'it's your house.'
Andl he cut off the connection befort
any reply to him could be made.-Ex
The Tough Kid.
Naboz'-I saw the doctor at you:
Subbabs-Yes; that boy of mine
climbed up on the porch when he wai
told not to, and
aocAh, I see. He fell and brokE
Sabbubs-Not much! He's sound as
2 omar. But my 'wife ted to whiz
E: . for it, and new she's a nerrows
-..A physical wreck.-Catholic Stand
l !and Times.
New to Him.
[ see your son has gone to work?"
- ow Is he getting along?
)h, fine! Anything in the way oJ
S.ovelty always appeals to him."
Ia High Life.
"Met your wife lately?'
"No; but I see by the society papera
that she will be at home twice this
No Need to Stop Work.
When your doctor orders you to stoj
work, it staggers you. "I can't" yot
say. You know you are weak. run-dowt
anid failing in health, day by day. bul
you must work as long as you can standl
What you need is Eiectric Bitters t<
give tone. strength, and vigor to you:
system, to prevent breakdown and buiX
you up. Don't be weak, s3iklv or ailing
when Electric Bitters will benefit yor
from the :irst dose. Thousands bles
them for their glorlou.. health and
strength. Try them. l'very bottle i:
guaranteed to satisfy. Only 50c. at a
Mrs. Crimsonbeak-Did you think of
me while I was away In the country,
John? Mr. Crimnsonbeak--I certainly
did, dear. I wore that necktie you
bought me for my birthday, and every
body asked where on earth I got ir,
and I had to tell them.-Yonkers
A Well Don~e Job.
"Is she well married?"
"I should say so. She's been trying
~or yars to get a divorce and can't.'
STRIPPED AND FLOGGED.
Fearful Ordeal of the Ackou Binat in
is the black tuan more stoical or
merely less sensitive than we are?
"At a fantasIa in the Sudan." says
Mr. Edward Fothergil in "Five Years
In the Sudan." "' have myself seen
the part that a young man I-lays of
his own free wil In order to obtahi
the title of ackou binat (the brother
of the girls'. This ceremony would
turn a reforruer's hair gray.
"The men and the women of a vil
lage sit round hi a circle. leaving a
space in the center of some six yars
in diameter. fdlcscribe It as I saw it
myself. The strongest man in tho vil
lage Is then picked out of the crowd,
and. armed with a whip of hippopota
mus hide, he and the young man who
Is to strive for the title enter the
arena. The women beat their drums.
and the men clap their hands to the
"The candidate for honor Is stripped
to the waist. Ie stands with his arms
folded in th.e center of the ring, and
the strong man dances up to him to
the tune which Is being played. He
brings the whip round with ail the
force of which he is possessed and
lands it on the bare back of the man
in front of him. He dances awayi
again he advances, and the operation is
repeated. This goes on until the num
ber of strokes previously agreed upon
have been dealt. In -the particular
case I saw it was twenty-five. If the
man who is being flogged winces, if
he so much as moves an eyelid as the
whip descends, he is disquaMed and
branded as a coward until such time
as he may choose to undergo the op
eration a second time. -
"On this particular occasion he went
throughi with It lke a Trojan. Indeed.
the man who was delivering the blows
got tired! erst, and the last three cuts
of the twenty-five were unsteady and
flickered round the ear and neck of
the 'brother.' I leave my readers to
imagine the state of his back when all
was over, but he appeared to be as
happy as a king, and certainly he was
accorded a great ovation by the as
sembled crowd of women."
STAKED HIS HEAD.
The Wager Sir William St. Clair Laid
With King Robert Bruce.
Edwin N.oble in "The Dog Lover's
Book" recalls the historic story of the
two famous deerhounds Help and
Hold, a monument to which can be
seen to this day at Roslin chapel.
The legend is that King Robert
Bruce while hunting upon the Pent
land hills had several timestarted
a white deer. -but had hitherto been
unable to capture ft. It had always
so quickly outdistanced his own
hounds that he began to imagine that
it was gifted with supernatural pow
ers and could not be overtaken bY
.mortal dogs. Naturally hii nobles
agreed with him, as there was no one
bold enough to affirm that he owned
houds which were better than those
possessed by his sovereign.
There was, however, one exception,
William St Clair. who wagered his
head that his two favorite, hounds,
Help and Hold, would kill the deer
before she crossed the Pentland brook.
Bruce accepted the challenge and wa
Igered the forest of Pentland mooi
agaist Sir Wmllam's head
Th hto deer was roused by a cou
pleof loohoudsand given a fair
start before St. Clair released his twe
favorites. After a long chase, follow
ed by Sir Wiim and Bruce on horse
back, the deer reached the brook, and
Sir Wimlam, feeling sure that he had
~lost his wager prepared to give him
It~l Into the hands of Bruce, but be
fore the deer could get farther-than
Ihalfway across Hold had seized her,
and, Help coming up at the same mo
ment, they forced her to turn back. In
the end she was killed within the stip
u alated boundary.
A German Title.
show more courage than we do. On a
card which reqached London the other
Iday the, sender describes herself as
Frau --, Baslermesserhohlschleifeldi
rektorswitwe. Would any English wo
man venture to describe herself as wid
ingworks? When this was shown to a
Germnan friend he produced a card on
which the sender was entitled "Staats
we" adescription which she held te
be her due as the widow of an official
in the national debt office.-ILondonl
"I envy you," says the very thin
man. "I wish I had your weight.
Here I azn, a skinny, dyspeptic crea
ture, suffering half the time with
"Envy mel" chuckles the very fat
man. "Why, what If you do have thE
stomach ache half the time? Thik
what a little bit of a stomach ache
you can have. Now, when I have the
stomach ache It amounts to some
"The supposed young millionaire
bought an airship just before he was
"That was a perfectly natural pro
"Most people do buy airships before
they go up."-New York Journal.
Poetry is simply the most beautful,
impressive and widely effective mode
of saying things, and hence its impeot
There are no eyes so sharp as thE
eyes of hatredAH'llard.
Evening schools owe their existence
to the Rei'. Thomas Charles, who aboul
3 S1e set up one at Bala, Wales, which
proved to be quite successfuL. In 1830
or 1840 the English Bishop Hinds
strongly recommended such schools for
poor adults, who, on account of on
forced labor, had no chance to secure
an education. The Idea was taken in
hand by the British privy council in
IS1,fl and from that date evening
schools began to be considered serious'
ly. At the present time they are niu
merous throughout Gireat Britain,
America and manny other leading na
tions.--New York American.
Keep the Fire Burning.
It used to be the cnstom in some old
English inns for the tiro to be kept
constantly burning day and night.
One such inn nentioned in --Old Coun
try Inns" was the Plow, at Upper
Dcker, in Sussex, and at the Chequers
inn, near Osmtherly. In Yorkshire,
the hearth fire has been burning ur~in
trruptedly for a: l-ast 130) years. The
tradition point~s to a time when the
public house was necessarily resorted
THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS,
They Extend East and West For N
Than a Thousand Miles.
Few persons are aware that
shortest route from San Francisco
Jnpan Is 1.y way of Alaska. Nearl
thousand miles are saved to Ves:
trading with the orient by coas'
along the .\eutian islands rather t]
followingt the 1aiwniian route.
The Aleutian islands, which ext
in a chain east and west for m
than a thousand miles. are Inhabi
by the remnant of the Aleuts. TI
war of the revolution closed just
the American revolutionary war
gan. So patriotic were the Aleuts,
brave In their strugglo for Indepe
ence. that they succumbed to the 11
sians only after a conflict of ne:
fifty years. and then simply bec
the race was almost exterminated
the struggle. -
While the Aleutian islands a
eventually form an Important link
the commerce between the UVn
States and the orient, other isla
link our country with the vast eml
to the north. In the narrow Bet
strait lie two little islands, one o<
pied by Russia, the other by the U
ed States, so that citizens of the I
great nations live on respective isla
within a few miles of each othe
New York Press.
The Courage of Life.
The two virtues that help us al
most in life are trust and cour:
Apart from the tragtedies Invited
sin and violence and self Indulge1
a large part of our trouble comes fi
anxiety. distrust. apsprehension. It
not all frivolity th:t dietated the
swer of a youn-. ;:rl who. being ur
to prepare herself for a professier
a definite work. r-sponded: -I'm
going to ko. :;he::d ::nl worry. I
do a lot of usefu; thi::;:s. I can mf
and make sa:d. and amuse child
and be patien' :ind economical,
help people to enjoy themselves.
I don't believe nice girls starve." C
age and faith are always assets. E
if lifse goes back upon them and f
to come up to expectations the p:
tice of these virtues Is just that m
to the good. and we have at least
lved in the evil moment until it
For Peace Only.
It Is well known that the Frie
have always been devoted to the p
ciples of peace. As they had a <
trolling influence In the publc aft
of Nantucket. there was no milit
organization on that island for sev
generations. How the matter
managed Is told by the athor
"September Days on Nantucket."
Whenever military companies c:
to the Island for a holiday young
men thronged the windows and wa
handkerchiefs, but there was no
of military ambition in the to
Once a coterie of young men forme
training company and sent to Bos
for equipments, but their elders c
pelled them to make the first articli
their constitution read, "This comp
shall be disbanded immediately 1t%
The pale young man with sheel
eyes glanced timorously at his
companion. They had sat togethei
the conservatory for fully five min1
and had hardly exchanged a word.
At last, In desperation, he dived
pzand into his breast pocket
brought out hIs cigarette case.
"Do you mind, Miss Smiing
smoke?" he asked.
"Not in the least," replied the yo
lady sweetly, "If you don't think It:
make you sick!"
"You advise that man's constitua
to stand by him?"
"Yep," repied Farmer Cortos
"I advise 'em to stand by close e
to watch everything he does"-Wa
"Does he inherit his father's genir
"No; only his father's eccentrici
of genius. That Is why we are giv
a benefit for him."-Chicago Rect
A Dreadful Sight
to H. 3. Barnum, of Freeville, N.
was the fever-sore that had plagued
life for years in spite of many reme<
he tried. At last he used Buckli
Arnica Salve and wrote: "it has
tirely healed with scarcely a scar le
Heals burns, boils, eczema, cuts,brui
swellings, corns and piles like mat
Only 25c. at all druggists.
CARRYING PIG IRON.
The Way Scientirfio Study increi
Results and Wages.
No work seems more simple, za
unlikely to be subject to scioni
study, than the art of carrying
iron. This, however, has been a
fected to the most careful sciont
study. Men at Bethlehem, Pa., i
loading pig Iron on cars at the rate
about twelve '5,ns a day, Certain
handlers were given extra wages
doing this work under special d!;
tion. An attempt was made to as<
tai the relation between the amoc
of horsepower which each man es
ed and the fatigue which he incura
Long continued experiment furnis:
a vast amount of Information, but
parently no law. Finally F. W. 'I
lor, who was conducting the exp
meats, handed the data over to
associate who was apt at mathem
cal problems. Very soon be repor
that he hand discovered the law-I
fatigue varied In proportion to a
tain relation between the amount
load and the period of rest-for exa
pie, a man -'arrying a ninety-two pol
pig had, in order to avoid fatIgue,
be at rest CS per cent of the time.
discovery of this law invlved a gt
amount of data, Including certain p1
ologcal facts concerning the pois
ous effects of waste tissue upon
blood and diflicult mathematic fori
in, including the plotting of cur'
As a result the pig handlers were
rected exactly how to lift and ct
their loads aind when to rest, and
amount of pig iron handled by e:
man ev~ery day increased from twe
and a half' tons to forty-seven.
corse the' mn received a great
vance in wages.-Ernest Hiamlin
bot In Outlook.
Mulligan, the contractor, put u21
church buildin:;. Dunn was build
inspector then, and when he saw
church he said. "Pat, It isn't plumb.
That made Mr. Mulligan pretty m
He climbed right up and began to ti
measuremernts. Having squinted do
'the plumb line in a dozen differs
places, he was ready to report. Th
was a ring of triumph In his voice.
"Mr. Dunn." he said, "come and I<
at It y-rself. Plumb. eh? By th' p1i
that played before Moses, it's mn
to 'Every Month'
.l writes Lola P. Roberts, of
ing Vienna, Mo., "I used to be
sick most of the time and
end suffered with backache and 1
ore headache. My Mother,who
had been greatly helped by
as the use of Cardui, got me I5P
be- two bottles, and I have 1
SOd- been well ever since." PH
us- E 49
Tak I kH
ted The Woman's Tonic
3ire Cardui is a gentle tonic
Ing for younj and old women.
2. It relieves and prevents
wo pain. It builds strength. It
ads feeds the nerves. It helps
r.- the whole system. Ii
Mad e from harmless IN
roots and herbs, it has no 1H
ig* bad after-effects, dots not
by interfere with the use of P
ace- any other medicine and can
do you nothing but good.
an- Try Cardui. It will help 1
ged yo. Your dealer sells it
land Why not take a trip to Florida or
and Cuba? They haye been brooght with
mur- in easy reach by the splendid
ven Through Train Service of the At
ans lantic Coast Line Railroad. Write for oH
rac- illustrated booklets, rates or any
uch other information, which will be
cheerfully furnished. W I E
not T. C. WHITE,
9- Gen. Pas. Agent.
Wilmington. N. C.
"r-- FARM LANDS WANTED!
na I have several Marlboro Farm
ers wanting to buy farms rang
ing in price from 82.500.00 to
ed 815,000.00 or over, ano shall
be glad to hear from any per
?a sons having any farm lands,
Dm- improved or unimproved, for
of sale in Clarendon or adjoining
*sh R. COSBY NEWTON.
R~eal Estate and Stocks.
tes BENNETTSVILLE, - S. C.
OF= AL L KINDS
Alway Fresh i
s' Mouzon's Grocery
P. B. MOUZON. PROP
WiW.L TA VEI,
a Civil Enine
Land Surveyor, e
r Sumter, S. C.
pig Office Over Bank of Sumter. 5
er Notice to Debtors and Creditors.
All persons indebted to the estate
of the late Dr. WV. E. Brown are re
for quired to pay the same at once or ~
ee- the same will be put into the hiands
e- of an attorney for collection. and all
ut persons having claims against the 5
ert- estate will present them to
ed. MRSMARIAH 8.IBROWN.
bed Executrix of the Estate of Dr. WV.
pE. Brown. 5
eri- LOANS NEGOTIATDE
at- On First-Class Real Estate
Purdy & O'Bryan,
Of ATTORNEYS AT LAW, !
mci ~Manning, S. C1
rh D. J. A. COLE. -
on- .pstair. over Bank of Manninvr .
fu- MA NNING. S. C:.
es- Pone No '-'7._
What They Will Do for You
*h They will cure your backache,~
dstrengthen your kidneys, cor
ike rect urinary irregularities, build
mup the worn out tissues, and;
climinate the excess uric acid
that causes rheumatism. Pre.
vent Bright's Disease and Dia.
I ats zndrstreha*h*n
The People's Bank of
w: the opening of its doors fa
middle of next month.
CORPS OF OFFICERS:
W. C- DAVIS. President.
J. H. RI6BY. Vice-President.
R. C. WELLS. Cashier. I
Place of Business a
The building formerly
Clarendon, adjoining sto
8 ready equipped with an
3 been secured for this inva
8 field. A new, tripple mr
8 lock, Manganese steel saft
8 has been purchased and i
days. All Banking sup;
chased and is expected in
8 ness about the middle of IV
The capital stock of th:
Bank of the People is
Sdivided into four hundre
Sshares of $50.00 each., Th
stock already subscribe
8 for, 25 per cent. of which:
Snow in the president
hands, the balance to~ b
Scalled for in 10 per cent. ii
Sstallments per month, ha
been well placed among ou
home people, not a dollar <
it being owned out of th
Sprise, who have expressed
to give us their accounts a
us, if you live out of town,
to the president or cashier
Ktion on any point, which
and courteous attention,
Searly day to place bank ;
Syour hands. R
Manning announces M
r business about the
V. C. Davis. J. H. Rigby.
C. Bradhain. Jno. D. Gerald.
H. Harvin. S. 0. O'Bryan.
used by the Bank of
re of J. H. Rigby, al
excellent vault, has e
sion of the Banking l
.ovement, Yale . time- o
., and best vault door o
s expected in a few 0
>lies have been pur- 0
ample time for busi- **ee
I POLICY. 0
s Not a single man has gg
Ibeen allowed to take over @@
One Thousand Dollars @@
worth of stock.
We have had applica
tions for stock from out of g
'the county. but following gg
out our policy to have it @@
d .owned and controlled by g
our own people. we have
.e held these applicants off
d until all of our people are g
in who care to come with g
.s - wstill have afew thous- @
S and dollars of stock for
sale. which we desire to
place among our people in g
one. two, three. four, five @@
1- and six share distributions. @@
The public can at once
S see we have not organized
ir a close corporation. with
all of its stock in the hands gg
f of a few men. but that it is @@
to be what its name signi- @@
fies. the Bank of the Peo- ~
ple. absolutely free from
any handicaping alliances.
rs of this new enter- ~
Ltheir determination I
nd do business with
may address a letter
will receive prompt x
and we hope at an
and check books in