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The Watch Below.
Those whose privilege it may be to 1
inspect a liuer or other large passenger I
ship will be wiSe to ea Ve Iheir watc1heS
at home. says the Shefflield Telegraph.
This unv so'und -strazgue. There is no
fear of !osign their wa -te-s. blut the. iU
maiy find their watches lose. all the Iii
same. and very considerably too. Ia '
the engine room, where the electri
dsne.nmo is at work, the air Is so power
fully chargcd with electricity as to
affect any watch, even when carried
In the pocket and not actually close to n
the dynamo. Engineers invariably
leave their watches in their room. nev
er, except by accident, carrying them c'
An engineer wishing to demonstrate
the wondrous power of the dynamo a
held an iron hammer in his hand some f
inches from It. The dynamo drew this C
hammer from his hand with a clang a
as a magnet would a needle. Doubt
less many persons who have gone be- ti
low at some time or other have subse- N
quently wondered how theIr watches f<
have become "deranged," ignorant of a'
the fact that it was done by electricity, b
which plays havoc with the delicate
tuechanism of a watch.
Rossetti and His Chloa.
Ford Mados Bueffer tells in "Mem- a
ories and Impressions" a story ot Uos- b
setti and his china collecting. A cer- P
tain potter had acquired a valuable set
of Chinese tea things of which he had M
duplicates made in his pottery. Then d
he got an agent to sell the imitations ti
to Rossetti for a large sum.
"Coming to ten the next day," relates
Mr. Hueffer, "be remarked to Rossetti.
'Hello, GabrIel, where did you get those
clumsy imitations?* And eventually he I
sold the originals to Rossetti for a a]
figure considerably over that at which b<
Rosset-ti had bought the forgeries. At m
each visit thereafter he brought one ti
of the forged cups in his pocket. and e(
while Rossetti's back was turned sub- 11
stituted the forgery for one of the bi
genuine cups. At the end of the series :b
of visits, therefore. Rossetti once more 1a
possessed the copies and the potter the 1n,
genuine set, which he sold, I believe, to ei
M. Tissot." s
Morphine and Morality. C(
Morphine stands unequaled as a per- E
verter of the moral sense. Whisky I
may disturb the imagination and judg- tr
ment. causing many foolish and un- in
wise actions to follow its use, but mor- o1
phine strikes deeper and creates a per- ni
son whom the father of lies must ree- f:
ognize as kindred to himself. Stories ez
that are the creation of a disturbed bi
brain, told in a manner to appear so
intrinsically true that the stories be
come works of art. are what you will
obtain from the habitual user of mor- tl
hine or cocaine. I know of nothing L
at will appeal to one of these suffi- bi
ciently to enable you to get an honest C
reply to any question of moment you pi
may address to him. If you should re- hi
ceirp a truthful reply it will be by ac- m
cldent.-North American Journal of fe
A Tale of Two Hairs, hi
Of the dandy D'Orsay's not very se
brilliant "wit" this is from Fein- el
mouth's biography: "The company a
were lounging about the fireplace when h4
& singularly tactless gentleman of the C
name of Powell crept up behind the F
count and, twitching suddenly a hair L
out of the back of his bead. ex-t
claimed: 'Excuse me. count; one sol-i-E
tary whIte hair!' D'Orsay contrived tot
conceal his nnoyance, but bided his
time. Very soon he found his chance
and.- approaching Mr. Poweil, he de- de
liberately plucked a hair from his de
head, exclaiming. 'Parrdon, Pow-ail; ht
one solitary black 'air!'" a
.. Not His Air' fr
It was a very fashionable concert. tu
and the-artists were very well known ~.
ones, but the two young things were F<
too busy with picking out their pecul
larities to hear the music.
In the midst of a beautiful selection
the pianist suddenly lifted his hands
fromn the keys, and one of the young s<
things was heard to say clearly:
."I wonder if that hair Is his own?" t<
The old man who sat beside her was
slightly deaf, but he turned with a be-p
nevolent smile. a:
"No. miss." he imparted pleasantlyi tn
"that Is Schubert's." - Philadelphia ~
A Friendly Tip. tI
"'m going to keep on climbing until e
I reach the top of the ladder," said the o
candidate who had just been elected a,
to a p'etty offce.
"That's all right," rejoined the old
politician. "but take my advice and
keep an eye on the men at the bottom. c
They are the chaps who can upset the a
ladder,"-Pittsburg Post. n
A Straightforward Answer. o
J. B. Lippincott once ventured to ask k
Ouida, the novelist, how she came to h
know so much about clubs, camp life. n
barracks, gambling houses and other g
places which are only visited by men. v
She placed her hands upon her knees
and, looking straight at her questioner.
said. "It is none of your business."
marry me? Village Belle--For the -lh
thirteenth time this hour I tell you I b
will not. Jack-Well, thirteen knots
an hour ain't bad sailin' for a little b
craft like you.-London Tit Bits. I
Exhausts the Stock.
Peck-i tell you it takes a lot of
courage to propose. Heck--Yes. so
much that many of you husbands nev- it
er have any afterward.-Boston Tran
In politics what begins in tear usual- .
ly ends In folly.- Coleridge__ i
He Lumipedi it
"My coffee is not quite sweet
enough." remarked he.
"Well, If you don't like it I suppose
you'll have to lump It." said she, with j
a smile, passing the loaf sugar his P
A State Secret.
"I hope your husband has no secrets
"Not many. Howeve?, he never
would tell me what be paid for the en
gagement ring."-K~ansas City Journal
-Mrs. Kriicker-Did you hold a short
session with your husband? Mrs
Bocker-Yes. I merely had him pass
an appropriation bill. - New Yorkc
The Smitten Man (fervently)-LOVe
you. dariing? Why, before 1 met you
I thought only of baving a good time
L.E CT RIC mILIISEsS4
D I T E DQ AND IDNEYS.
hay Fever, Asthma and Sumr'mer Colas
u1si bte relie.Ved nik amia Ioe'
o0eV and A: - lii " n 'n wil ! do it I.
. Stewar. al olfra 'n . cae
rites: "I have. been ''eIt"y u'oubled
iring the hiit su-m motP".s wvii itay
'ever andI( ind ib.1 b1 :1, : - .'
onet.r an1d Ta I o111nd i q t ::rek,
a :li e glad t; beneht by .li. ste%
.Cs q,:iec.D~ko Drua' Co.
Woe i His.
First-My wife is my boss. I shall
Second.-She maketh me to lie down
hind "he bed when swell com;nany
>nes. and she leadeth me1 behind her
) Main street.
Thhd.-She restoreth mity pocketbook
ter she has spent all of its contents
r stylish skirts and theater tickets.
:d she !cuadeth me up the .ain aisle
church for her new hat's sake.
Fourth.-Yea. though I walk more
[an balf tbe night through dark rooms
Ith a crying baby l wIll get no rest.
ir she Is behind me; her broomstick
id her hatpin they do everything else
.t comfort me.
Fifth.-Sbh prepareth a cold snach for
e. then ma"Keth a bee line for an aid
>ciety supper. She anointeth my head
ith the rolling pin occasionally. My
-ms rurnnetli over with the bundles
fore she is half done with her shop
ixth.-Surely her dressmaker's and
illiner's bilis shall follow me all the
ys of her life, and I will dwell in
e house of my wife forever.-Urich
Signaling at Sea.
The custom of signaling at sea by
eans of various colored flags Is very
icent. and the method seems to have
en brought to a degree of develop
ent bordering very closely un perfec.
an. Many people have been astonish
at the length of messages conveyed
a few moments and with the use of
it half a dozen tlags in various com
nations, and when the estent of the
nguage and the complexity of many
,cessary messages are considered the
ghteen flags in the signal flag locker
em very inadequate. However, it
ust be remembered that the signal
ide utilizes -I sort of shorthand. and
any long messages, known to be of
equent occurrence, have been con
acted to a single showing of fags
a given combination. The number
flags hoisted when a signal is made
er exceeds four. With the eighteen
gs of v'arous colors. using four for
.ch signal. no fewer than TS,42 cow
nations can be made. *
An English Ghost.
A Westmoreland ghost used to haunt
e shores of Windermere. where the
wthers from time immemorial have
en lords of the lake-the "crier of
alfe." Cute tempestuous nigbt in
*ereformntw'n tit-mnes a crr was
ard .cros tils w::ter by the ferry
an a. the N::! in ---. boat." The
rryminn . in':::Itst al! his ero:iies' per
:asi!s' 1 n' I.n. -' omT. After
an l :r, !-v r':heithe Nab again,
S '. :'.:.l tI.wni by some un
en wea::!t amt huu:s-It with hair on
d. a r-::.: lun::IX'. So'n he dIed,
id every s'.ry night his wraIth was
ar2 n11. ize.d shrieks aeross from
aife- till at laist the resident monk ofI
.irness was sought In his retreat on
iy Uoclmi and persuaded .to "lay"
e unhappy spirit. which he duly did.
arret Mar'tieaui and others tell thae
Many a Suffering Wome.n
as bherself painfully through her
ily'- tasks, suf!'ering from backache.
adche. nervousness. loss of appetite
a poor sleep. not knowing her ills are
e to kidney and bladder troubles.
iley Kidney Pills give quick relief
a pain and misery and a prompt re
rn to health and strengta. No woman
'o so sut~ers can atTprd to overlook
>!ey Kidney Pills. Dickson Drug Co.
Bee's Double Stomach.
The bee has two distinct stomachs.
the first It stores away the honey It
industriously gathers up from thc
)ers until such time as it Is ready
yield it up. while the other stomach
~used simplily and solely for digestion
irposes. Thus the food and the honey
e never mixed. When the bee 're
ts to the hive and is ready to de
>sit the honey It has gathered it
mtrcts the muscles of the stomach,
y which act the honey is ejected
trough the mouth. As to bee food, It
various In kind, consisting largely
the honey It so patiently makes for
:hrs. __ _ _ _ _ _ _
What Nothing ia.
If any man thinks that he can con
rive well enough how there should be
thing, I will engage that what he
ieans by nothing Is as much some
lg as anything that he ever thought
Sin his life, and I believe that if he
new,. what nothing was it would be
ituitively evident to him that it could
ot be. Absolute nothing Is the ag
regate of all the contradictions in the
A Partial Alibi.
"She claims she has a perfect alibi."
--What is her alibl?"
"She says she can prove thtat at the
ery time the crime was committed
er own little girl was brushing her
"That proves an alibi for her hair.
t how about herself?"'-Houston
Thirty Years Together.
Thirty vear's of associatio-think of
.How'tihe merit of a good thing stat.Js
:t in that time-or the worthlessness
'a bad one. So the'es no guess work
this evidence ef Thos. Ariss, ('oncord.
ch., who writes: "[ have: used Dri.
ng New Discovery for 30 -,ears, and
the best cough and cold cure I ever'
d' Once it finds entrance in a home
u can't pry it out. Many families have
e it for forty rears. It's the most in
Ilibe throar. and long medicine on
irt. nuequalled for' lagrip~pe, asthma,
tv-fever, croup, quinsy or sore lungs.
re~e 50c,31.00. Trial bottle free. Guar
'iteed' by all druggii't.
"I know how people walk," said
Ville to his grandlmoth~er. "They put
ne foot down and let It stay till it
ets away behind, then do the same
rith the other foot. and keep on doing
"I wonder when the first surgical
peration wvas performed."
" suppose it was In Adam's time.
Shen he had his fall be must have
roken something.'"--New York Press.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refresh
ng. wind braces up, snow 's exhila
ating: there is really no such thing as
>ad weather-only difl'erent kinds of
marl wenathar .-Tnhn. Ruskin.
Oriam of Foxe's "Book or Martyrs.'
Foxe's -'Sook of Martyrs" was pub-iN
and .1 uments" ot the n:IrtVrs. '
title borrowed from an enriier book,
says t:e r.'onLon Cbro:!lele. Theo fa
aiOus v.olume mlight never oae p
peared at all but for the assu i:I of
Foxe with the printer Day of .\lders
gate street. iu whose business Floxe
took an active part. O: the tomb
stone of Day in the church of Little
Bradley, Suffolk. the partners!iip is
le et a Fox to wright h-ow. martyvrs runne
By death to lyfe: Fox vc-ntured paynes
To give them 1ght; Daye spent in print
Even in those days the alien prob
lem troubled industry. for we iid
Foxe appealing to Cecil to relax the
law and permit his friend Day to en
gage more than four foreign printers. k
Iron In Plants.
Iron is the substance which gives
the green appearance to foliage. It H
forms a constituent part of chloro- H
phyll and is the green coloring matter H
which stains the bodies inside the cells
of leaves. called plastids. When the
first organized food is being formed
in the leaves from water and carbonic
acid gas a certain amount of energy
is required. This is obtained from the
sun's rays, but the work of absorb
ing it is carried out by the chlorophyll. H
It.requires very little iron for the pro
duction of all .the cholrophyll found
in a crop, and nearly all soils contain
an abundant supply.
The Human Clock.
The Spanish pointer Ribera. Mr. Hal
dane Macfall recalls in his "History
of Painting." worked with such fervor
chat all count of time was lost to him.
"He made a living clock to check the
passing hours. His servant came ev
ery hour to the studio to say in a loud
and stately voice. 'Another hour has
gone. Signor Cavalierel'"
"Before you kiss me. Horace, let me
tell you that Fred has given Kitty a
diamond ring. You have never given
"Dearest, it is only girls who are not
precious in tiemaserves who require the
aid of iroiois 5tune'
"Oh. you i:y kiss ne twice. Hor;
A King Who Left Home
set the world to talking, but Paul Math- M
ulka, of Buffolo. N. Y.. says lie always
KEEPS AT HOME the King of all La-x-I
tives-Dr. King's New Life'Pills-and'
that thev're a blessing to all his family.
Cure constipation. headache, iudiges
tion. dysp-psia. Only 25c at all drug
Guarding Its Cwn Goods. .
Honesty, in its purpose, looks but
ittle outside of itself; honor gener- :
ously aims to deserve the good opinion
of the best, finding keener anguish in
the moral stain or blemish than in
grievous bodily wounds. Honesty
guards its own goods, and loves self
nterest, while it gallantly protects the 1
weak, relieves the oppressed from the
grasp of cruel force, redresses the in
juries of others or defends its own
pure dignity.--Albert Mathews.
"Does the public of Crimson Gulch
remember my previo~us visit'/' asked
Mr. Stormlugton Barnes.
"It docs. replied Broncho Bob.
"And is it waiting to receive ame with
open arms'? *
"Not exactly open arms. It looks
more like a case of concealed weap- d
ons."-Washington Star. dt
Good Impulses. -
A mere good impulse that does not
result in good works is rather worsem
than useless, for if not carried out in
deed it has -a reaction -Instead of an c
acton as its outcome.
Fater-I don't think much of that
young Sinliins who calls to see you.
Daughter-Never mind, father. I
think enough of him for both of us! o
Binks-Where I spent Christmas last c
year the thermometer dropped to zero.
Jinks-That's nothing. Binks--What's
nothing?' Jinks-Why, zero!
Miss Antique-I don't befleve you hi
could toll my age. Miss Caustique hi
I could, but I wouldn't be so mean.-w
And when they do-they hurt. HUNT'S ni
LIGHTNING OIL is the one instan- 01
taneous relief and cure fer all wounds- D
bruises. sores. cuts. sprains and atbra
sions of the skin. It. forms an artihecial i
skin covering, excludes the air instant-.
ly, tops5 pain at once. Trhere are many
o'ils, but none like H UN'S. The ac- a
tio is diiferent, and the eifect. es well. II
HNT'S OIL |
Always have it in the house. Take it a
with vou when von travel-yvou neverA
can tell when In-NT'S LIG H TiENING a
OIL may be m~ost nleededl. 25ts. aind rC
5ets bottles. b
A. B. Richards Medicine Co., .
Shermnan, Texas. 1
Sold by sC
Zeigler's Pharmacy ~
"You know that I told you how I
dropped our rubber plant and wrecked
"I'm sorry 1 did it."
"My wife has just bought a new one w
thats wice as heavy."-Cleveland b~
Plain Dealer. ti
"The old, old story!'' escilimed the t(
husband. with a long drawn sigh, as he p
laid down his paper. "Another man
committed suicide because his home
"And did that make his home any i
hppier." asked his wife. 'br doesn't '
the paper say?"
A Mixture of Composite..
'Jorkins Is certainly in a good many tc
positions at once."
"He is up in the alir, down on his
luck, on in years and back in hIs
Long Engagements- ItI
Toung Man-Do you believe In long t
engagements, sir? Cynical Benedick- m
Certainly, my young friend, certainly: w
The longer the engagement the shorter ~
lAD AMS S8c0
A Sack of Flour or a Sac
SGiven Free with Eack $5
Charles Lamb's Exeuse. Dvr~~ fErirGoga
edenhall street. London, was for McjbWlimo etalcne
ny years the scene of the daily inla veni-h onofWsigo.I
P1 of Charles Lamb. That Lamab, foto hstvr a ag itr
pite his many complaints, appears Io ereWsig'nbniga
have had a fairly easy time at the swnigsn.ohClregvrorZ
1st India house is evident from a 11-3 sdt oet onad
ry told by Algernon Black in Mac- lk otmno i agtduk
la's Magazine for February, 1879. Te l i o ctu, oeea
e muorlnng he "was observed to en-heddo uhcasn.Hewt
the office hastily and in an ex- it trsmn mse hnsgnr
Led manner. assumed no doubt foraly itrdiosybuhelas
occasion, to leaoe byraieopposigea.
e ~cajahkan Wias or hem liese
Ssate te nxtmorin inexla-~tiainte aond glope Wahion. Coutn
tiontha ashe as pssig trouh froet anfhis tro g th le picture o
~adehal maret n hs wa t oth Gerl Washingt'on beforeing taser a
the utcer, ut he ltte retrt- genr butn h n f rie (gerni or.
~Ysbuyurexuss ont ur 119-23 Telegrpd tocm6oonad
~'brke ee, n, m, sidh .lk mostmenofhs_ dy,_ gt_ dunk
i-ughi kif. I'l av I o T hey aL i o r tp"he ver a
PU! -headid o ndceccos. lie ean a nte
"Lam d fom he utcer ndintornc stoir anwsashtied ofhinggenr
cad f hs prsut. are no re a lly for rotion a ys, o borunthes toways
occars o th lea y a oppie cd a m bak nddfo thnus isl.lesiem k anopr
>r.u Hexcupefre takngre tholiday-a gethem. s nh ame tmre inoi town
-Sta rted tn ornSing. ep la- ntoc ensiond gallope atw Curt t
tion hat s hewas pssinthrugh s streetandhre toute a ituy affar
adetin o ha mret olencseay the gr i Genralsh intoeefrstesaer.
enem adtave trod own altch-dope" Ts'h offce "brugt the factaist
heL o- the apgied, saod becme, |thim ;late whefh wa ha adedae for
te autchr, not eve wortter ofetort- magoverobuis iend aie t.
brke " heel, anot it rm oval san uhte.k o oefte.
zighis a nioul,"I aysGeera Dtodge of_______
Lthmb oed fOroml Idn the Hetcheriund.h
adici no d is u sudredta nots teaic-n oe fexlainnhsvic.'tu -
gtyhie will invove consequteince di ataetdytatnte ea
se does ntr awas knowte whch a Umh"eauae i puei
a Inianwillnevr tae te sclp ajohr oftiest des. mke manye ane
colored ~ ~~ Frnc soldier, nrde egv n e,1wn u toay tirdof hunting
asofo it al t begotoutof im forscls pr o ok and gootunhte tohni
- wy f xpanaio i, Bufal sl-.gtnguishhiself Heriue. nopr
'hiaeve th speialrelgiou ophio ta ie erndLs. X I
eindian nlieveathato akping thnni
atoIf h ou;hnceh egr
dips of sleInin n eure he neesncahinokepteplo pr
pre of thlie sp trippd beomesn h itl i'tr reoecm.I
ren casrion prnot tin s eveorhy o bremadsrsmlpyadsrnt
mandsthertric Btterits reeulaeaston
Hltea sou, saysGe ra DodgIe,' n ides n o xe pi
lianeisyet sure hfather scarowful'strons rmtebod"hyaetebs
dierne' and hteuay b ee l ht ain." blotak-e. rts .T -aa fl
Tby hmCaifl. invovevevernfend."nTee
"Yem fither" seragd r ey bd
son i ors ith alltg When of hi lldmgis
ay boyf ercylan a lwy s. won.1'ao sol
ive t gt i tewarssbow"homtt e ader raniskg. ar
m alay ht hebo firy nhehee"sourmjesy saild thardo the, tc
ie." igorae. s teofcr baut mthe hact be
"Ye, fthe, btuppsehenyoucoe pintess ofWrhaee mae haes
t te oyon hepont f isjawhe1 mn theomise bnteir women gI ent
1 ito pie o brcksandgot up to b ok ofore toue o th an." .
itha ric i eah and hw wul I"heria." who DrInssso rawing
U hve ontnue yor sstewhnmoney ofetan eilnc hs ee "Ieur
Swre bo?" ased btraseo y theare netill mela
"Pecy, sid isfater "yu eemI "h'kmpnher booklte hs dsappueri
hav a uarelsme ispsi~. erndI hotet plac mae hae airedman-H
ur dfeatbe leson t yo. fiorwh clans ioknteres o her. Jhne -an
fl away whgokow her!"-Ch ca ll Tribney' etb
datve th secil el'hoavoenona ta cke.k Tigears he n n
ach pendian in read wome taren sut sihe ehdjstfgrd'ue c
infown kine ae bladere trobe counthane corushe wakdase gehrt. ,
t fan ucd efe adec eared of sand wast y nitl ther areoveyrcome.
ona turor pukrevenitef ndn een colrhe ado Se mutpand ugtrewnlsh
beftouhn thoey Kinomdy."t lea v a speti teral Thseconitill he
--h a mandseElctriceltters te renultefstom
Tec resmidhis fe orrofuley, ond fretromn thend wTey aroedu the s
uer imns, thaheredisaidscircce matterih and od. serong oerve and t
t ei ose Dihasn anytigC. Whe he celld its.e ok iue
k of Granulated Sugar.a
Carlisle Fitting School.
.'The School that Stands for Work Character." 2
BAMBERGi, . - - - - SOUTH CAROLINA. E
thoroeugv wokunder positie rChristian influences.e Who tk
cances .O ~ur schoo ei >owved and controlled by Wofford 1olee1
tenn Study hal co 1-2 hour a dvy conduted by teache. Un
~r assdHealth. Pure artesian water.oHos ad cld baths.r Es
Bordn cyaacy rlmt i touayor handsome catalogue.
J. Caldwell Guilds, MW. A., Head Master. 2
If you want a fine garden
nd truck patch this year,
lanufactured by us, espec2
illy for vegetable crops.
Put up in 100 pound bags
hich are much more easily
.andled than the regular;
00 pound bag.
Price, $1.50 per bag.
NIlNING OIL NIILL.'
FOR SALE! W .TVL
~RE IS A BARGAIN!
05 acres of Clarendon land will CvlEgne
sold cheap, 300 acres cleared
his land1 is well located forI
ting. Churchandschoolnear. Ln uvyr
or particulars address, Ln uvyr
C. F. RAWLINSON & Co., Sumter, S. C.
The Strength of Infants.
The myth of the infant Hercules
who strangled two serpents in his cra
die may not be a myth at all, but a
fact. Modern science has proved that
it is a possible feat. The newborn
babe is relatively much stronger than
a full grown man, according to the
result of medical tests. The muscles
of the forearm are surprisingly strong.
A few hours after birth a baby sus
pended by its finger to a stick or to
the finger of a person can hold itself
in the air for ten seconds and in the.
case of particularly strong infants.for
as long as half a minute. At four
days old the child's strength has in
creased, and the time is two and a
half minutes for 98 per cent of ba
bies. The maximum is attained at a
fortnight. Few infants can hang on
for more than one and a half minutes,
though one exceptionally young Her
cules remained suspended for two
minutes and thirty-eight seconds by
his right hand. After fhat he hung
on with .his left for fifteen seconds
She Got Her Manuscript.
George Eliot was always solicitous
about her manuscripts and was afraid
she should lose them. Blackwood had
occasion to send her the manuscript
of "Daniel Deronda." She would not
have it intrusted to the mail, and
Mr. Blackwood said he would send It
by his footman the next day.
"Oh, don't," the author said. "He
might stop at a public house and for
Mr. Blackwood explained that this
footman was perfectly sober man of
high character and went on to praise
the man's virtues; but this did not re
assure her at all. "If he is the sort of
chivalrous Bayard that you describe,"
she said, "he is just the kind that
would stop and help at a fire."
This was a contingency that Mr.
Blackwood could not bear to consider.
He promised that somie member of his
family would .-bring the manuscript,
and next day, in fact, Mr. Blackwood
drove over with it.
When Shaw Was Married.
"I was very ill when I was married,"
Bernard Shaw once wrofe, "altogether
a wreck on crutches and In an old
jacket which the crutches had .worn
to rags. I had asked my friends, Gra
ham Wallas and Henry Salt, to act as -
witnesses, and, of course, In: honor of
the occasion. they were dressed In their
best clothes. The registrar never im
agined I could possibly be the bride
groom; be took me for the inevitable
beggar who completes all wedding pro
cessions. Wallas, who is considerably
over six feet high, seemed to him to be
the hero of the occasion, and.he was
proceeding to marry him calmly to my
betrothed when Wallas, thinking the
formula rather strong for a mere wit
ness, hesitated at the last moment
and left the prize to me."-"George Ber
nard Shaw-His Life and Works," by
A. Henderson, K. A.
The Word Shibboleth.
The word "shibboleth." now applied
to any kind of party watchword. has
a Scriptural origin. In the fifth and
sixth verses of the twelfth of Judges*
we read: "And the Gileadites took the
fords of Jordan against the Ephraim
Ites, and it was to that when any
fugitive of Ephraim said, Let me go- -
over, the men of Gilead said unto
him, Art thou an Ephraimite? If he
said Nay, then they saldj unto him,
Say now Shibboleth, and he said
Sibboleth, for he could not frame to
pronounce It right. Then they laid
hold of him and slew him at the fords
of Jordan. And there fell at that time
of Ephraim forty and two thousand."
A Vicious Dwarf.
Bebe was the favorite dwarf of the
former King Stanislas of Poland.- Born
in 1741 in Lorraine, at the age of five
he was twenty-two inches high and at~
his death In 1764 thirty-three inches.
He was neither physically nor mental
ly active. Once Count Borowlaski vis
ied him, and he became so jealous of
the former's superior manners and In
tellectual qualities that he attempted
to throw his visitor into the fire, but
was prevented by the household.
- A Sure-Sign. - -
That levity is a subject that Is some
times worth while avoiding has been
learned to the sorrow of a would be
At a recent examination of the state
undertaking board among the ques
tions asked of the maay applicants was
the following one:
"What do you consider as an infalli
ble sign of death?"
"Crape on tie 'door:' answered one.
"I think Arthur would have proposed
to me last night if you hadn't come in
the room just when you did."
"What reason have you for believing
"He had just taken both of my hands
in his. He had never held more than
one of them at a time before."
Tit For Tat.
"Jims thought he was going to bag
"She gave him the sack."-Baltimore
Clara-He says he thinks PIn the
niest girl in town. Shall I ask him
to call? Sarah-No, dear; let him keep -
on thinking so.-Town Topics.
Mistress-Well, Cooper. what is the
weather to be like? Gardener-Well.
mum. I dunno, but the paper do say
Everything of the best fcr.
the personal wear and adorn
ment of both sexes.
We fill mail orders carefully
Charleston, S. C.