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DRESSING A SHIP.
A Man-of-War Wears More Than
One Suit of Clothes.
INNER AND OUTER GARMENTS.
Besides Its Coat of Armor Pltse It Has
a Special Set of Underciothes to Pro
tect the Vital Parts of Its Anatomy.
Mineral Wool Muffler.
Battleships wear coats of stout ar
mor plate, as everybody knows, but
everybody does not know that they
wear undergarments which are pro
duced chiefly from cocoanuts. Your
most powerful man-of-war is really a
very delicate object and requires
special underclothing so that some
vital parts of its anatomy may not be
come too cold and so that other equal
ly vital portions may not become too
From stem to stern, which Is another
way of saying from head to toe, your
enormous super-Dreadnought Is envel
oped In an undergarment placed im
mediately behind its topcoat or armor
plate. This Is Its special mackintosh.
or, rather. waterproof, which acts as a
protection from fire as well as water.
In the ordinary way If a shot pierced
the side of a battleship water would
pour In at the bole and possibly the
ship might sink, but this Is obviated
by providing a backing to the armor.
Great secrecy Is kept In the various
navies regarding the material used and
In many of the latest battleships,
however, the coating is made of cellu
lose, which again is obtained from the
fibrous cocoanut rind. Celulose pos
aseses the peculiar property of swell
lng Immediately it It comes in contact
with salt water. Therefore the moment
that water pours in at a hole at the
ship's side the celulose almost In
stantly expands and so closes the aper
ture. Of course the cellulose is es
pecially treated in order to render It
A man-of-war has its vitality enor
mously diminished If certain portions
of It become too cold. in much the
same way as Its human tenants. Ac
cordingly its- boger and steam pipes'
are clothed with "jackets." In some
cases the jackets are made of ordinary
blanketing. others of a fibrous clay-like
composition or even of close grained
wood. In general the material used
for a ship's underclothing of this de
scription consists of mineral wool.
However. the great ship is more lke
ly to suffer from the effects of beat
than from those of cold. There is al
ways the danger owing to the newer
type of machinery employed that the
powder magazines may get too hot.
In the latest men-of-war the stores
are surrounded by a thick coating of
mineral wool. Mineral wool. by the
way, has nothing whatever to do with
wool, as it consists of a mass of snowy
threads of a kind of glass. It Is made
by blowing jets of high premure steam
through the furnaces in the manufa
ture of Irontand steel.
Enoemous'quantites of this strange
variety of wool are used on board for
the purposes of urmerclothing the bulk
heads and the more delicate portions
of the ship's body. This Invaluable
enhetance acts equally well as a pro
tector from heat and from cold. It Is
such a remarkable nonconductor of
heat that It is used for covering the
refrigeratora and the cold storage
cambaers and therefore the explosive
Ithe dockyards all men who are
emzployed in packing the mineral wool
in the spaces on the ships are obliged
to wear masks. This is~ to prevent the
sharp needlelik, particles from being
Inhaled and so causing chest troubles
of fatal character.
The ammunition rooms themselves
are kept cool by a refrigerating plant
In addition to being clothed In mineral
wool, the same applying to the ammu
nition passages. The wool is also
packed between the double bulkheads
which separate the boiler spaces from
the other portions of the vessel. Alto
gether the uses of the mineral wool on
board are extremely numerous. Even
reindeer hair is to he met with on
board In the capacity of a particular
sort of underclothing. This material
Is very liht-conslderably lighter than
cork, for Instance-and It is not so sub
jeet to decay. For this reason among
its many uses It is of great value as a
illing for the life buoys. - Boston
Smoking Befoe Meals.
People will persist in smoking, even
after they have read the following
from that eminent authority, the Lon
Smoking jus before meals is to be
deprecated, because the pungency of
the pyroligneus products contained in
tobacco smoke renders the buccal mu
cosa Inensmve to alimentary stimula
tion. In fact, the effect is to dull or
abolsh the olfacto-gustatory reflef.
thus depriving us of what Pawlow
canls "appetite juice."
"Do yor "elieve in all the views you
"Yes," replied Senator Sorghum.
after some hesitation. "I do. but I
doubt whether a less skillful reasoner
than myself would he able to convince
me of the correctness of some of
Mirs. Gnaggs - rn never forget the
night you proposed to me. You acted
like a perfect fooL. Mr. Gnags--That
wasn't acting.-Phfladelphia Record.
Talebearers are just as bad as tale
The Art of Embalming.
The modern embalmers have not re
covered the secret of the art as prac
ticed by the old Egyptians and prob
ably never will. Some of the bodies
known to us as "mnames'' buried
3,000 or 4.000 years ago are still In a
state of perfect preservation. Back
of the ancient art lay a religious creed.
The ancient Egyptian believed that
after many thousands of years the
soul came back to find Its body and
that If It was not found the soul wan
der-ed forever In misery and wretched
ness- hence it was absolutely nece
sary to preserve the body, and hence.
finally. the embalmer's art.-New York
It Fitted the Case.
The girl asked the polite salesman
If he had good cheese.
"We have some lovely cheese." was
the smiling answer.
"You should1 not say !ovely cheese."
"Why not? It is." be declared.
"Because-with a boarding school
dignity-"lovely should be used to
qualify only something that Is alive-"
"Well," he retorted, '1l stick to
A WELSH JAWBREAKER.
The Great Big Name of a CharminS
fdrobwillla ij i t -:::a is a hat
1ng little vi::;e in An:lesey. Wales
and a favorite visii;: place for tour
Ists. There are many other charmin.g
little villa;:es in Wales--al over th<
world, in fact, but none with a name
like that. Llan1airpw.. etc.. mean!
"the Ciurch of St. Mry in a hollow ol
white hazel near to the rapid whir' pool
and to the Church of St. Tysilio by thc
It is declared that only a Welshman
can pronounce the name of the village,
but there is no harm in you trying if
you wish. The first syllable. "Llan.'
is very simple. You must double back
your tongue along the roof of your
mouth and get ready .o say something
that sounds halfway between "clan"
and "thian." and there you've got it.
The second syllable. "fair." Is encour
&gingly simple. And if you want to go
on and.learn the whole name of the
village the following rhyme may be of
At ftrt it began fair.
Commencina w!th Llanfair,
Then started a fingle
By adding I'%ilgwyngyll.
But was horrible. very.
To stick on Gorery
And simply ignoble
To run to Chwyrndrobwi!l.
Tl it almost will kill you
To say .landysilio.
With a terrible shock
At the end Gogogoch.
The inhabitants of the village and
the postoffice authorities have shorten
ed the name to Llanfair, P. G., while
the railroad limits it to Llanfair.-New
THE GOLDEN CAT.
Legend of the Founding of a Persian
College at Meshcd.
The following story from the Per
sian manuscript of which a transla
tion has been published under the title
*The Glory of the Shia World," reads
lke a passage In the -Arabian
laghts." It tells of a Persian at
Meshed who had founded a college
with wealth gained In a remarkable
"One day a rich merchant asked him
whether he was willing to work at a
place to which he would be cor Iucted
blindfolded. Being a fearless .erma
ni and very poor. he agreed. and was
led through mauy streets to a court
yard, where the bandage was remov
ed. and he was ordered to dig a hole
and bury gold coins and jewelry. This
he did for several days, and, being
searched before he left. he saw no
chance of bettering his condition.
"However, one day he saw a cat,
which he killed and ripped open. He
then sewed up some money and Jew
els Inside It and threw It over the
wall. After this. when his work was
done, he wandered about until he
fund the cat and not only secured the
money hidden in its body, but also
learned the position of the house.
"Its owner shortly afterward died,
and the astute Kermani bought his
ouse with the gold sewed up inside the
cat. As the merchant had never re
vealed his secret to any one he became
his heir and, in turn, when dying, be
queathed his money for the pious task
of founding and maintaining a col
' Corret Way to Roll Umbrella.
A badly rolled up umbrella, besides
looking unsightly, does not wear half
as long as It ought to. The process of
rolling an umbrella is very simply.
The majority hold it by the handle and
keep twisting the stick with one hand,
while with the other they twist and
roll the silk. Instead of this they
should take hold of the umbrella just
above the ribs of the cover. These
points naturally lie evenly with the
stick. They should be kept hold of
and pressed tightly against the stock
and then the cover should be rolled up.
Holding the ribs thus prevents them
from getting twisted out of place or
boen-in out of shape, and the silk Is
bound to follow evenly and roll smooth
and tight. If an umbrella is rolled in
this fashion It will look as if newly
bought for a long time.-Bosten Her
A Bible L-inrary.
Probably the lnest collection of
Bibles in the world is that In the 11
brary of the General Theological semi
Way In Chelsea square, New York. In
the fireproof Bible room on the second
loor are more than 1.200 different edi
tions of the Bible, In all about 2,500
volumes, arranged on shelves and In
glass cases. Of these 533 edItions are
in Latin, making 1.053 volumes. Of
"polyglot" editions-In more than one
language-there are 93. In 500 volumes.
The most interesting of the Bibles Is
the Gutenberg volume, printed at Mo
gunta between 1450 and 1453 by Jo
bannes Gutenberg, which has always
ranked as a mastergtece of art.
Timber and Lumber.
"Paw, is there any difference be
tueen timber and lumber?"
"There is no necessary difference in
kind, my son. They differ merely In
degree or stage of development. For
exmple, a man may be spoken of as
good timber for some high cffice and
yet represent nothing but lumber when
e gets there."-Chicago Tribune.
Wgg-Your friend the actor seems
rather eccentric. Wagg-He's the per
nonlatlon of eccentricity. Why, that
man actually admits there are other
actors just as good asm he is.-Phila
A word of kindness is seldom spoken
In vain. It is a seed which, even when
dropped by chance, spring:; up a
Foley's Kidacy Pills
"Folev's Honey and Tar is the best
cuhremedy I ever used as it quickly
stolned :a ,evere~ couigh that long
trouoled mne",ays J. W. Kuhn. l'rinee
ton. Nebr. .I ast so quickly and surely
grippe and lung~ :rouble. lIefuse sub
less tidy clothes are a matter of course
can righxty estimate the extent to
which this question of clothes and
cleanline-ss l'ears upon the crimninality
of youths. l'irty. ragged garments,
greasy caps and neck scarf., worn day
after day without the possibility of a
chance are. I believe. responsible for
much. Certain it is that the lad who
is cvLnteat with but one set of raimaent
Invariably belonLes to a very low .stra
tun of society. '.ad the absence of a
desire fvr a& tunday suit and the un
abashed wearing er the~ weekda.'y suit
on the Sunday is very frequenity in
deed the mark of one largely Imper
vious to outside, inluences.--C- E- It.
Russel In ..vou Goal Birds."
I have used
Sloan's Liniment on
a :ine mre. for spiint
and curei he. This
aaes t h e t h i r d
hor s e 've cured.
I lave recommendcd it to mv nuiga
bors for thrtsh and they say i: is :.ne.
I tind it the best Liniment I ever
used. I keep on hand y-ur Sure
Colic Cure for myself and neigh
bors, and I can certainly recom
mend it for Colic."-S. E. SimT,
Mn. R. W. Parasir. of Bristol.
Ind..R. No. 2. write:--- have usedi
lots of your Liniment for hor-es and
myself. It is the best Liniment in
the world. I cured one of my horses
of thrush. IHer feet were rotten;
the frogs came out ; she laid down
most of the time. I thought she
would die. but I used the Liniment
as directed and she never lies down
in the daytime now."
should be in every stable and ap
plied at the first sign of lameness.
You don't need to rub, it penetrates.
Will kill a spavin,
curb or splint. re
duce wind puffs
and swollen joints.
and is a sure and
speedy remedy for
f i s t u I a. sweeney,
founder and thrush.
Price. 50c. and $1.00
sloax's book on
horaev, cattle, ubeep
and peultry *ct
.34-4a. Dr. Earl S. Sloan,
Boston, Man., U. S.A.
In the Wrong Church.
A Cleveland man recently told this
story of the Rev. Stephen H. Tyng, fa
mous New York divine of a generation
A wealthy man came to him and
said he wanted to rent one of the most
expensive pews in the church. "But,"
he added, "I'll only take it on one con
dition-you mustn't expect me to do
any church work."
The eminent rector smiled. "My
friend." he replied, "you have come to
the wrong church. You belong four
blocks down the street, in the Church
of the Heavenly Rest." - Cleveland
I A Changed Man.
Admiral Capps, addressing a temper
ance society, told a story of one of
the best men he had ever known, who
quickly went from bad to worse be
cause of excessive drinking until be
became a total wreck.
"One evening," said the admiral,
"this prematurely old, thin, worn out
man with red rimmed eyes, said, 'You
are a good, true, noble woman Jenny,
and should have married a better man
than I am.'
"Looking at him and thinking of
what he once had been she quickly
answered. '1 did. James.' "-New York
A Religious Innovation.
A certain well brought up little girl
who lives'~ in the near vicinity of Rit
Benhlouse square yawned at the break
.ttbe last Sunday morning and
ventured :a polite proposition to her
"I really dont feel at all like going
to church this morning." she remark
ed. "Cant we just send cards?"-Phl
Friend (sarcastically)-Which one of
your many bad habits do you think
you could manage to give up? Easy
One (nettled--That of lending my
friends mioney.-Baltimore American.
Niot a Word ol Scandal
:arred the call of a ne'ghlbor on Mrs.
WS. P. Spaugh. of .\anvi:ie. Wyc'.. who
said: "she told me Dr Kinr' New Life
lills bad cured her of (IsuLnate kidney
trouble. and made her feei like a new
woman." l.asy, but sure remedy for
stomach, liver and kidney troublts.
Only 75c. at alt druggists.
An aged colored man was passing a
fish store when be stopped to examine
a huge t'urtle chained in the doorway
as an adi ertisement
He bad never seen a turtle before,
,mnd he prodded the strange creature
curiously. Suddenly be popped his fin
ger into hIs mouth with a bowl of
pain. .A.ter the linger had stopped
bleeding he gazed at :t ruefully, then
"-What's the matter. Rastus?" asked
the fish dealer, with a grin.
"Nuffin', sab: nullin'. Ah was jest
wonderin' whether Ah bad been bit or
The Artistic Temperament.
A famous singer was undergoing tho
minitration of the ship's barber.
"I 'opes." said the barber. "that we
shall 'ave the leasure of 'earin' you
at the concert tonIght."
"No." explained the famous sInger,
"I've had a long and exhausting sea
son in America and within a few days
I am to open In London. I have decid
ed not to do anything cn this voyage."
"It's the same way with me," said
the b::rber understandingly. "When
I'm hiashore I never looks at a razor."
A Legal Holiday.
"-Bindlesworth seems to rather look
upon his wife with awe."
"Yes, I me: him yesterday, and he
wanted to borrow $5 from mue. I ask
ed him why be didn't go to his bank
for it. and he repied with surprise
that he was unable to conceal:
'Why, bless me: 'd forgotten that
the banks were open today, just the
same. You see, this is my wife's birih
day.' "-ChIcago Rtecord-Herald.
This Hard, Cruel World.
Mrs. Crawtordl-You can have all the
bread atnd butter you want. but no
more :-a ke.
Willie-Say. ma. how is it I can
eet:e a se-co'nd helping of any
The London Debut of Edmu
Kean, the Great Tragedian.
A SUCCESS AND ITS PATHC
The Tearful Meeting With His W
After His Triumph on the Boar
Snub'Ing a Noble Lord-An Engl
Critic on Edwin Forrest's MacbetP
Edinund Kean's London debut v
made ia 18141. at a time when
fnancial affairs were at a very 1,
ebb. With his wife and one child
was lodging in an attic. Ilis r-cept
as Shylock was most encouraging a
flattering. In an almost frenzied
stasy l. rushed through the wet to
hunble lhi'ging. 'prang up the sta
and threw,ppen the door. Ilis wife r
to meet him. No words were requit
-his radiant countenance told a]
and they mingled together the fi
tears of true happiness they had as:
experienced. Ile told her of his pre
achievement and in a burst of exul
tion exclaimed. Mary you shall r!
in your carriage, and Charley. my ix
-Iaking the child from the cradle a
kissing him-"you shall go to Et
and"-a sad reminiscence crossed I
mind, his joy was overshadowed a
be murmured in broken accents, "(
that Howard (his dead child) had liv
to see it'-but he is better where he I
On the night of Edmund's first:
pearance as Richard a group of i4
actors in the greenroom were discu
In,- his merits in anything but a libe
spirit. "I unders'and," said one, wJ
an elaborate sneer. "that he is an :
mirable barlequin." Bannister enter
at that moment, overheard the rem
and retorted. "I am certain of that.
he has jumped over all our heads."
It seems that the great tragedt
Edmund Kean. and Charles Incled<
the popular singer. were one day wa
Sgn in Bond street when they u
Lord Essex. who bowed coldly
Keau, though they were on terms
The next day Kean found a note
the theater from my lord desiring h
to call at his house. When there t
nobleman said to the tragedian. ")
dear Kean, you will pardon me. Y
know hbw greatly I admire your g(
ius, but I was surprised yesterday
see you 4n company of that singi
man, Incledon." "My lord," s:
Kean with fdashing eye. "Pray do;
excite yourself, now, my dear Kea.
interrupted my lord. "but the respe
I may say reverence, I have for yo
wonderful genius prompts me
speak thus." "Lord Essex," cri
Kean, drawing himself up and casti
a withering glance at his noble patr<
"twelve years ago my family were
want of bread and Charles Iicled<
my friend, supplied the means to pi
cure It, anid when Edmund Kean f4
gets his friends may God forget hin
And frem that hour the two men nes
Kean, from early manhood, had
internal complaint, for which he h
always been his own physician a
prescribed that sovereign balmn call
"brandy," from which it general
found relief, and at least it alwa
p'oved an alternative. While tray
i ng from London to Belfast, on qu
ting the coach at Donegal Arms,
missed his sovereign balm and he ec
ed out to the Irish waiter to searcht
lately abdicated vehicular conveyam
as he had left his pocket pistol behit
"The devil a pistol can I find." cri
the searching Hlibernian, "or anythl
else but this," producing the lenti
covered, charm. "Why, that's It, y
blockhead." exclaimed Kean. suiti
the action to the word and tasting
be convinced. Pat scented the cord
and, laughing, cried: "Do you call 11
a pistol, sir? Why, then, faith, thou
I'm a peaceable man, I wouldn't mi
standing a shot or two of that pis
When EdwIn Forrest went to IA
don he was received in anything but
cordial way. One critic wrote:
I"Our old friend Mr. Forrest afford
great amusement to the public by1
performance of Macbeth on Friday
the Princess. Indeed, our best con
actors do not often excIte so great
quantity of mirth. The change fr<
an inaudible murmur to a thunder
sound was enormous, but the gra
feature was the combat in which
stood scrapingr his sword against tU
of Macduff. We were at a loss to kn<
what this gesture meant until an
lightened critic in the gallery shout
out, 'That's right, sharpen it!' "
A good story Is being told at the 4
pnse of a cerrain local theater wh<
"Standing Room Only" notice Is
longer needed. One night after t
purain was rung up a small boy '3
'discovered in front of the box olfl
The mana~rer of the theater went
the lad and kindly askted him what t
trouble was. "I want my mon
back," sobbed the boy in answer
the query. In surprise the mana;
asked his reason for such a reque
"Because-ibecause i'm afraid to it
In the gallery all alone:" he wail<
His money was returned.-Frank
Barry in St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A Mere Trifle.
The young lady had won the phi
pena. "Well," said the gentleman wV
had lost, "I've lost: what shall I gi
you?' "Your photograph, nothing 1
your photograp~h." the' answered, "I:
pretty little gold mounting set in
gold bracelet.- with ai sprinkling of e
cralds and just "ne solitaire-one on
mind you-no more"
Habit is the' deepest law ef hum
A Mother's Safeguard
'ele~ .. lione'r and Tar for' the el
dren':. ~ l bes: and safest for all cong
cl#:., croup. whoop: cougzh and br
chai:is. No'. opia',te- ,'W. E:. lirown .\, I
Books on a Shelf.
Books are frequently ruined throu
carelessness, This is less in the h:
dn- often than upon the shclv
Books should not be packed tigh
on a shelf. It ruins the back a
causes thema to tear loose witht
strain of gettin~ in and out. Often
forces the leaves to sag to the sh'
when pushed unduly. it is just as b
f'r books to b'e too loo'se on a shelf.
they wanrl. and the spreadingt leat
-neou"traare dust. A bookcase with I
contents at every angle is not a ple:
inug sight. There azre some h~ouseke<
ers who think a yearly dusting of
books at heusecleaing time sutlcie
This Is bad enough when they
kept under glass; when on oP
shelves It mueans ruin to valual
book<. It takes~ a lIttle longer to di
the backs and tops of books on en
shelf ov'ery day. Use a soft chee
cloth or silk duster and shake it f
antly.-London Globe. 4
to a Fertilizer than
lusively by the results
M Royster Fertilizers.
perience obtained by
s of what the plant
tm ready reference
n Royster Goods is
od value, and has its
r time, therefore the
)YSTER goods is fed
time until harvest.
r Royster goods and
k is on every bag.
+ you know that
enuine and original
N C CO:UMI s. .C.
A SPARTANBURG. S. C.
CAUGHT BY DRIVER ANTS.
Exciting Experience In West Africa
With These Deadly Pests. +
The driver ants are a terrible pest in *
West Africa. Crawling over the ground
in countless thousands, invincible to +
mything but a wall of fire, they bring
uick death to every live thing unfor- I
tunate enough to be caught in their +
path and leave behind them tV skele
tors of lizards, rats, sheep, cattle and
even human beings. In his book entl- 8
ted "We Two in West Africa" Major +
F. G. Guggisberg recounts the terrors $
)f one night when the pests invaded +
I heard voices calling. -Get up; the .
its are on us.' S'tting bolt upright,
[ found the room apparently in dark
2ess. In reality the lantern on the !
loor at the foot of the bed was stM1 -
burning. but as I threw my hand out
d felt the heavy weight of the mos
:Iito net I suddenly realized that it
ras coated with ants so thickly that
t kept the lIght out as effectively as a
Two bounds took me out of that
mosquito net and the but, but It was
in uncanny feeling when my feet
:runched through the living carpet of
ts. flitting the side of the doorway
n my hasty exit. I brought down a
hwer of the little 1csts on my head
ind shoulders from rafter, wall and
roof, and then the fun began.
Some people say that the ant buries
as head in you and leaves it there.
thers that he drives some other part
af his body into you. I didn't worry
ibout exnaning which theory was
orr'ct. It did not affect the torture
of the result. For the next ten min
nes I was standing in a state of na
ture n '.ne open, the rain beating:
Ior and the boys, hastily roused.
picg ants off my body by the ibgt
I was so engrossed in this new sport
that I quite forgot about Lees; then I
suddenly realized that he was not
there. I won amoral V. C. by going
Into that infernal place and haulIng
tim out. Hie was- a pitiable sight In
he torchlight, his hair waving as if
[n a breeze as the ants crawled
throngh It, his body black with them.
To pick them off was too slow a job.
seized a tin of kerosene oil 'and
poured it over him, sweeping the en
emy off in thousands. One of my ham-i
mock boys rushed up with a daming
torch, meaning In the kindness of .hls
heart to give master more light. I
yelled to him to keep away. and be.
thinking he was being urged on,.
rushed toward us quicker than ever.
Luckily Lees' cook stopped him in
time, and a tragedy was averted.
We spent tbe remainder of the night
ader a tree. In spite of the discom
fort of it all-the persistent rain, the
mist, the smarting pain of the ant
bites-we could not help laughing at
the idea of our helplessness againstjD
the little brutes that were occupying
our comfortable huts. Hlowever. the
only thing to do was to wait patiently
until they cleared out.
A Repulsive People.
The inhabitants of Dutch New Guineat
i not an attractive race. "The na-'
tive woen." says Dr. ErIc Marshall,
the explorer. "drngs up the children.,
uts the firewood, brings in the sago,
works the canoes, occasionally provingK
her sill as a warrior in the family
and village quarrels, and always com- Ti
ing off best with her tongue. She isl
usually content with a strip of bark F
eloth. When in mourmng she dis
penses even with this. The male sexr
predominates, and most of the men
have to be content with one wife. On
the death of a man the widow, clad
like Eve, but as ugly as Satan. crawls
aroun the ::rave, wailing and chant
ig, performing weird movements wit
arms and body, whIch may or may not L
be meant for dancing."-Pall Mall Ga
Blue Tits Love the Bees.
Bees bave enemies of vaxrious kinds
like the rest of creation. Everv one
knows that many birds are insectiv
orous, but all insects do not form the
food of any one species. The bird
wilch has formedl a taste for bees is
the blue tit, and if a pair of these dis
cover a suitable nesting place In the
neighborhood of an apiary it Is sur-4
prisg how many bees w!!l be carried'
off to satisfy them and their young.
Generally their work is miostl' felt
wer queen raising Is extensively in
dulged In, for queens and drones being -
largest andl slowest on the wing form -
a desirable aind easy prey.-Agricul
Up to His Standard. t
A merebar't in a small town was 1
about to becomne bankruprt for the sev
nth time. Hie -:aled In the account
ants to go over his books. When they j
had inished they told himx be would
e able to pay Z cents on the dollar.
A trubl's! look came over the mner
hant's face. "Hleretcfore." he said,
" have always paid 10 cents on the
doitar, and I'll do It now." be attirmned
s :: benevolent smril,: overspread his
face. --l! pa a the' rest out of may own
I ~ A
Reliable Spring Goods
At D. Hirschman's.
j AZ price?; are right, tha:'s o::r -eret od
hoidlin- trade. anl why we are growMa larZ
-'r all tho time. .Lay piesant to !i1! your
nail orders. or see yon if you are coming to
Manning. and you can depend upon get'.ing
Square P~eal just aadvr-i;d. as a continu
ance of your trade is looked for. i. will pay
you to call on us.
Almost anythiu.' in the line of Men's. Bo'
and (Children's Clothing at ( 'u .'ri"es
Acme Plaster, Shingles, Laths, Fire +
Brick, Drain Pipe, Etc :
Rice Flour. Ship Stuff, Bran, Mixed +
Cow and Chicken Feed
Buggies. Wagons and Harness.-No
Order Too Large or Too Small
BOOTH-HARBY LIVE STOCK CO.
SUMTER. SOUTH CAROLINA
MAK E'YOUR O W1M
DR E S'Th' c,*
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- ~ *Av :0: O .i i-arC/S
- M1AT-R AL5
- 1u.s TERERw
WE KNoW THAT MANY WISH To BULlD THEIR
RESSES To ASUIT THEMSELVES; foR THOSE
/Ho0 Do WE HAVE HEAPS o1f SPLENDID SEASON
L E MATERIAL. Do NOT BELIEVE BECAUSE WE
AKE THE FoLLOWING PRICES ON OUR DRESS
ooDS THAT THE QUALITY IS NOT GOOD:
bnville (iham'ory, solid or faner...... ...... ...... .9c. yard.
tility Dress Ginghams .......... ............... ..9c. vard
:e Sheer Indian Linens.......... .. . -..--....c. yard.
>. irganidie (or fac Lawns...... ...... .......... 9c. yard.
utchiers Linens or Linienes ... ..... ......-.........10c. yard.
. Uleaches. very tio.... ...... .-...... ----........1 M-. yard.
ucks or Pique. 1-2c. grade.......... ...... ..........1Z". yard.
hf inest var~ietyt ofr White Goods ..... ......... .....1ic. yard.
DORNER - STORE.
Manning, S. C
eus f godlaxative, to keep the bowels ope-a and 1:revent *.he pisons of undiesta
edJ f rom gettinginfto yojr sytm
The latest produzt of science is VELVO .xative iner Syrup, purely vegetabde, gentler,
,iiable and of a peasant, aromatic tas.te. Velvo acts en the hver, as we! as on1 the
enach and bowels, and is of t.: greatest possble efficacy mn cons1ipation, maigestion,
iausness, s~ck headache, feerishness colc,latulenc, et:. ry F .1
E Lb LAXATIVE
L L I ULIVER SYRUP
That there is mor;
Analysis is proven conc
obtained every year frc
They are made from e
actual feld experimew,
requires, and not fr
he Every ingredient
oi selected for its plant fe
ud work to do at the prop,!
lis plant fertilized with R(
regular from sprouting
Ask your dealer fc
st see that the trade-mai
u \ When you see this u
d you are getting the i
.d \ ROYSTER Fish Fertili
is F. S. ROYSTER GU
oh. FACTORIES AND S
NORFOLK. VA TA:UORO.
BA4'mOsgC. MO. MAC6.
'e CO UMBUS. GA.
rk The Snail and the Screw.
'or It is no doubt true that nearly all hu
man inventions have been suggested
,. by natural objects. M. Charles Fre
>n mont of the French School of Mines
1k- points out an interesting example
et in the case of the screw, the fun
to damental idea of which, he believes,
of was suggested to primitive man by the
spiral shell of the edible snail. It was;
at not the shape of the shell that suggest
n ed the screw, but the spiral motion
he which it is necessary to give to the
y body of the snail in order to with
ou draw it from the shell. This at once
M- showed that an object ef a screw
to shape embedded in a solid powerfully
ag resisted attempts to withdraw it by a
Id straight pulL The hint was enough.
't and the screw became one of the ear
-" liest of man's inventions.-Youth's
to Real Accommodating.
ed Olga, Swedish maid of all work, had
curiously defined ideas regarding prop
erty rights. although she had no in
tentioni of being at all dishonest- On
one occasion when it was Olga's after
noon out her mistress sadd to her
I when she was about to depart from
er "Olga, I can't find those handsome
silk stockings of mine. Uave you seen
d Yes, ma'am, I have them on. 1
a know you stay home today and do not,
eneed then. You can have a pair of
1mine o wear yoost around homne If
ys yuhfnone."-.1irnneapolis Journal.
I- A Special Medicine for Kidney Alments.
Many e-lderly tieople- have found inl
Fole -s Kidney R~emedy atquick relief
hand pecrmanent benetit from kidney ::nd
ce bladder ailments andi from annoyin'
"urinarv irregularities due to :Ldvane-:
ed ing tears. Isaac N. Regan, Fatrnm.
ag 31o..' sa:.s: "Iol-y's Kidney lamnedy'
er etectedI a complete cure im myae
o and I waat others to. know of ir."* W.
. -. lirown a Co.
to . --- -
al- BOILED BANKNOTES.
dCaustic Soda Used to Destroy Worn
ed Out French Currency.
Everybody knows that wornout
- bhnnotes in this country are destroy
a ed by maceration at the treasury de
partment, but the manner In which the
ed notes of the Bank of France are de
Sstroyed is probably not so well known.
tA~t the bead orice of the Bank of
-France there is a permanent tribunal
c before which all doubtful paper is
an brought. The tribunal writes "anule"
on the f::ces of the banknotes. The
fjudgmnent i-. coiuntersignxed by the
etreatsurer. andI :hey are taiken to the
hceilars in wthich the priating o:!ice is
asituated. lIn the* presence ot the bank's
wofficial they aire broug~ht out for an
m- nihilation. [istributed one by one into
dbaskets, the conudemnned notes are emp
tied into :a great cylinder half filled
' with water and caustie sodam.
'se The oritiee of the cylinder Is then
n0 locked and set in motion. It turns for
he two dayss at the eud of which time
as the oticials who presided at the be
:e. ginning of tihe operation return to wit
to ness the end of the notes.
he Furnished with a long spoon, a work
ey man thrusts into the depths or the
to cylinder and withdraws a thick. steam
-er lng liquid, which he pours into a thin
st. basin. Another workman approaches
up with a similar spoon, with which he
x. stirs the stuff airounmd to make sure
tn not a remnant has been left of the
notes. When the bankno~e soup has
been reduced to paste it '., sold for $1
a hundred kilos. about 2to pounds. al
J- though the paper ait one time cost $~>
ho for two pounds.-Washington Heraild.
ut KIND CAPTAIN KIDD.
a His Wickedness and Buried Treasure
m- Both Said to Be Myths.
y, Doomed to anm infamy undeserved.
his nzae reddened weitha crimes he
nev-er cvmmiittedl and made wildly ro
a mantic by tales of treasure which he
did not bury. Capstain Willianm Kidd is
fairly entitled to. the sympathy of Pos
lad mnakers .:nd allege-d historians who
have obscured the facts in a cloud of
.o. Fate has played the stratngest tricks
with the tuemory of this seventeenth
century seafarer. wtho never cut a
throat uor made a victim walk the
plank, who w-ts no more than an ama
teur Ipirate in an era when this inter
Iesting profession was in its heyday;
ly and who was han;;ed at Exeention dock
h for th:e excessively unromiantic: crime
eof crackinir the sknll 'if his gunner
wiha woodena 1.ucket becautse, for
sot. i ajesty's otticers were un
a Iable to pirove their charges of piracy.
asAs for the ri-hes of Cazptainf Kidd.
eIthe origina! dicumients in his camse. pre
heservedl ammr.:: the state pampers of the
pubic re':.,rd * 4h.e inm London. relait'
with taulh det:ail whamt booty he hamd
and what he- did with it. Alas, they
reveal the futurity o.f t:., searches aft
e er the stout sea: chest buxrie-d ab~ove
l Ihigh water mark. The ouly authen
st jtic Kidd treasure was dug up and in
ch Tentoried mo. re than '.h .years na'. nr.r
has thme sligltest clew to any other
been f'tud .in'- then.---omaces of
Bur..i.. Treanure" in Metropolitan Mag