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:'- acalCuy believe that they can Cure
oughtheir ttomachs. It's absurd
cn the face of the man who
too, because his disease stays right
rs there till he uses Tetterine. It'
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ma and other itchy !rrtiations. Good
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tUmail froa J. T. Shaptrine; Sa'rannah, Ga.
sommen who.possess neither gold nor
thv bave lots of brass,
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Ot Osthartle. cure consti-sation forever.
Ik s&t Q Q C.fall, druggistsrefund money.
The dollar you pay back looks twice s
arge as the one you borrowed.
To Cure a Cold. In One Day.
TakeLazative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
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Come to think of i, a worthless man
couldn't be worth lea, anyhow.
Mrs. Winslow'sSoothing Srup for children
leethia& softens the gum , reduolninama
to aalays paia,cures wind oollo 25o. abottle.
ItIs wicked to bet and lose, for a man has
ao moral right,to be wrong.
To Cure Coustipatidt Toreverz.
Ts C ascarets Candy Cathartic. 10a or 5 .
C fall to cure, druggiets refund mone.
Everything seems to get round in a sewing
Lyon & Co's Pick Leaf Extra Smoking To
"bacco is made from the purest, rigeA sweet
'est lea grown in the Golden Belt o N. C.
Vhenever the counterfeiter needs money
bad he maksa it.
Chew Star Tobaco-The Beat.
Somk Sledge Cigarettes.
A man may be fast asleep, but rather slow
Bet'EFbieeo Spit and Smoke Your i.ie Away.
'To 'qit tobacco assily and forever, be mag
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strong. All druggsts, 50c or >1. Cure guaran
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ti.] e and sea sickness may be felt, butthey
cannot be des.,rbed.
-It r e ured. No fits or nervous
after first da,'a use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerr estorer ralbottle andtreatise fro$
Dr.-R.H. KLllc, Ltd.,9lArch St., Pulla., Pa.
an reeembles a ball of twine when he is
vaftied up in himself.
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Are best and cheapest In the New South.
Land8to $5 per acre. Easy Terms. Good
sohools and ehurches. No blizzards. No
osdraves. New illustrated papor, "Land
aid a Living," 8 months, for 10 cents. in
stmps. W. C. Rz*-Anso , G. P. A., Q ueon
s.escent Route, Cincinati.
W rs disagree the patient has s
- leauty-Is Blod Deep.
'ean blood means a clean skin. No
e y without it. C-acarete, Candy Cathar
tia.clean'your bloo and keep it clean, by
stirring up the lazy liver.and driving all im.
rties from the bod.. legin to-day to
-sapmls boils, olotches, blackheads,
and'that sclbilious complexnon bytaking
Casnres,-eaty for ten cents. Aldrug
aist, eaifcinguaranteed, 10c,25c,50Oc.
Don't ThY to keep house without Blue
Rbbon Balg Powder. At all1 Grocers. B.
R. B.-P..Company, Richmond, Virginia.
It is easier-fora borrowed umbrellato keeg
lestthan its for the average man..
-'--iuo'a Cure for Consumpton has noeua
s a Cuhmedicine.-F. MAssorT,8383 ben.
SeoLSt.,Bnal,N. Y.,May 9, 189t .
The English language contains 41 distinol
sund ._ _ _
- -e~-To-Bae for Fifty Cents.
.9eateedtoboees habit enre. makes week
- maastong, blood pure S0,V2. All druggista.
Itis Intimated that the inec.ndescent lamps
in use In allparts of the world have over (00,.
sArma or OEIo, CrrY or TOLEDO,
TRA3K J. CnsT makesoath thtsel the
senior prnr of tneofirm of J. F. CEzNEY &
Co.,don business in the CityoflToledo, oun.
ty and State al oresaid. and thatasaid firm will
pvthe sum of oxNE eUNRED DOLLARs for
oshand every case of CATA-RBB that cannot
be ured by the use of HA.LL's CATAnna
Cuns. FaAxx J. CurszY.
Sworn .to before me and a.:bscribed In my
peetethis 5th daof eoem3er,
sAI, A. D.8d A. T. GLEAsor,
( -y--Notary Pubi!o.
RalsCatarrh Cure Is taken internally,and
acts directly on the blcod and mucous sur.
taces of the system. send. tor testimoniale
free. . 'J,'unrnrY&oO., Toledo, 0.
U E ' amiy k-ls ae the best.
'When a man begins to d o wrong, he
esanot answer for himself how far he
may be carried on. He does not see
beforehand,:he cannot know where he
will Sd hhnaelt after the sin is comn
niitted, One false step leads to anoth
er; one evi connection requires an
A Good Blood Purifier a Neces
Wood's Sarsaparllla Unequalled
. for Making RIch, Reti Blood
The nesessity for taking a good Spring
Xeiilne to prf the blood and build up
the system is based upon natural and un
avoidable eauses. In cold weather there
has been lees perspiration and Impurities
have not passed out of the system as they
- .shou!d. Food has consisted largely of
riah, fatty substances, and there has been
less opportunity for outdoor exercise.
Thae result is, the blood Is loaded with im
purities and these must be promptiy ex
pelled or health will be endangered.
eeod's Sarsaparilla Is the best Spring
Kedicine beeause It Is the best blood
puriner and tonia. It thoroughly purifies
the blood and gives vigor and vitality.
Xe A me=ica's Greatest Mearcane. $1; ei. for $5.
Hood' Pills are the favorite cathar
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SGOOD ROADS NOTES,I
Comparo Conditions Carerury.
Misrepresentation makes mischief.
Care should be exercised in making
comparisons. Statements have been
made that some States are paying
S2000 a mile for good roads, while
other States pay $10,.000 for about the
same thing. As a matter of fact, the
roads are s ery unlike, and differently
built. First-class, permanent stone
roads, well drained and properly
graded, are likely to cost very much
tiearer the latter figure than the for
mer.-L. A. W. Bulletin.
Different Forms of ravementb
There is no one variety of pavement
suited to all degrees and forms of traf
fic, says the Municipal World.
"Granite block pavement is the most
durable which can be constructed, re
quires but little repair and is well
adapted to steep grades, but is rough,
noisy and trying on the - hoofs of
horses. Asphalt is a very smooth and
agreeable pavement onwhich to drive,
is handsome, sanitary and may be
kept -ery clean, but is less durable
than granite, and cannot be used on
steep grades. Vitrified brick is fairly
well adapted to steep grades, ranking
next,to granite in the foothold afford
ed horses, is smooth and less noisy
than granite, is very agreeable for
driving or wheeling, may be kept very
clean, but is less durable than either
granite or asphalt. Crushed stone
(macadam) is the most agreeable for
driving, is not noisy, is superior to all
in safety is adapted to steep grades,
but under excessive trafic is very ex
pensive to maintain."
A Stimulus to Life in ural Communi ties'
We have 1,300,000 miles of country
roads in the United States. Most of
them are so bad that hauling is costly,
laborious and often cruel work, while
driving for recreation is out of the
question. The pleasures of country
life would be doubled were there turn
pikes in every neighborhood. Notice
those counties in Kentucky, like Shel
by, where the roads are kept in a high
state of improvement, and others, like
Green, where there are virtually no
highways. Witness the improvement
in the rural life of Hardin and Warren
counties, whica have recently built ex
tensive and valuable systems of turn
pikes. There is no greater agency to
stimulate farming and the whole life
of rural communities th.n the build
ing of roads; no other so easy to be re
sorted to. It is not necessary to invite
foreign capital; it can be done at home.
It will relieve the hard conditions of
rural life so fully that the drift of the
population to towns and cities would
be at once arrested.
When pleasure and profit are so
joined together as in this scheme of
improvement why should there be hes
Good itoads Eas't to Secure.
[A Pennsylvania paper says tirat a
~offers to give bonds to gridiron;an
,caster County with first-class m d
Iroads within five years, so that
.won't be a farmer who will liveen
[mile-and-a-half from one of -these roads
Ion any side of him, and three-fourths
will live immediately on them, pro.
vided a four mill tax per annum or
the county's valuation (outside of Lan
caster and Columbia) be paid him for
ten years. This looks like an easy
way to get good roads. The county is
about twenty-eight by thirty miles, so
it would require nearly 500 miles of
road to cross it in both ways, .every
three. miles. But the conti'actor
allows for building 600 miles, as fol
800 miles, 15 ft. wide at 63,000. ...$, 900,000
300 " 10 " "" 2,000.... 600,000
Interest on annual expenditures..- 250,000
Bepairs live years............100,000
Tax four mills, annually for ten
Net profit.,................ ,413,207
And this on a tax of only four dol
I ars on each thousand of 'valuation.
To Work Virginia's Convicts on the Road.
The bill introduced in the Virginia
Legislature, for the empIoym'ent of
convicts on the roads of the State,
provides that all able-bodied male
prisoners, sentenced to jail or peni
tentiary for more than ninety days,
shall be subject to work on the roads.
Those sentenced to county jails shall
twork upon the roads of such counties,
unless there is no immediate need of
them, in which case they may be hired
(to other counties, but only for road
The convicts not required for ser
vices in the penitentiary are to be dis
tributed among the counties, on ap
rplication, and none are to be hired
out for any purpose but road wort.
Not less than five, nor more than
twenty-five, are to be assigned to any
one county, every assignment to be
made for a year, unless shorter time
is requested, and even then for not
less than ninety days. If the number
of convicts is not saulcient to fill the
applications, they are is. be supplied
Convicts, in respect to their work,
are to be under the control of the
county authorities in which they
work; but, as prisoners, they are to
"remain in the custody cf the State*
authorities as if they remained in the
penitentiary," and transportation ex
penses, guarding, feeding, clothing
and medical attendance are to be paid
by the State, the counties to provide
Each county is to adopt and put i'n
operation a scheme or plau for working
its roads by such prisoners in its jail
as are available, together with those
which may be secured from the
State, and "every acanLy shall an
nually levy a~road tax of not less than
fifteen cents, nor more than thirty
cents, on every one hundred dollars
of the value of the property, real and
personal, assessed for taxes in the
county, the proceeds to be applied to
road improvements in said county."
cost of Ba'I Road Transportation.
tomte vey interesting observations
atotecost of bad roads to farmers
v:ere made in an address delivered to
t+i students ci Tinin Coilege E. IV
by Mr. Francis V. Greene, President
of the Barber Asphalt Company. As
a thorough discussion of the expense
as well as the inconvenience of bad
highways is necessary to bring about
a reform some of his remarks are here
"In the older and more settled por
tions of the country the railroads are
so numerous and the rates are so low
that they yield but a small return on
the capital invested, and the construo
tion of new railroads has ceased to be
an attractive field for investment.
The rates ci freight have been steadi'y
reduced, year by year, until they are
now barely one-fourth of what they
were thirty years ago. Still the trans
portation problem can not be consid
ered as satisfactorily solved if it costs as
much to carry a ton of wheat or pota
toes to the railway station as it does
to carry it 400 miles over the railroad.
"The bad condition of the roads be
gan to attract widespread attention
something over ten years ago. Certain
elementary principles were evident at
a glance, to wit: the price of farm
products is fixed at the great cities or
centers of consumption and distribu
tion, and is wholly beyond the farmer's
control, and the cost of transporta
tion is a principal factor in determin
ing his profits or the possibility of
any profit. On the railroads this has
been reduced until it varies according;
to bulk, from one cent to sir mills per
ton per mile. But the average roads
are so bad that a two-horse team and
wagon, the value of which is $3 per
day, cannot haul a ton of produce
more than ten miles and return in a
day. The cost of road transpartation
I is, therefore, thirty cents per ton per
mile, or about forty times as great as
the rate on the railroad. The average
distance from the farm to the nearest
railroad station is at least ten miles,
so that it costs,as much to get the
goods to or from the railroad station
as to carry them 400 miles on the cars.
It only needs to state these element.
ary facts to show what an enormous
drain bad roads make on our re
"It is evident that an improvement
in these conditions is imperative, and
the remedy is equally evident, for it
has been proved, not only by me
chanical experiment but by actual test,
that the same force which draws one
ton on a-muddy earth road will draw
four tons on a hard macadam rcad.
On the improved roads in New Jersey
loads of four to five tons are habitu
ally drawn by a two-horse team. This
effects a saving of fully three-fourths
of.the cost of hauling to the station,
and reduces the cost of road trans
portation from thirty cents to seven
and one-half cents per ton per mile.
What this saving amounts to may be
imagined when it is known that the
New York Central railroad alone car
ries nearly 20,000,000 tons of way
freight in a year. If this is hauled
only two miles by road to or from the
station, and a saving of twenty-two
and one-half cents per ton per mile1
could be effected, it would mean a'
total saving of nearly $9,000,000.
we realize the having actually afc
road rates in the last twenty-five y'ears.
For instance, in 1869 the average
freight rate on the New York Central
Railroad was 2.4 cents per. ton per
mile; in 1893 it was seven mills. This
saving, on the business of.1895 is up
ward of $84,000,000. This is the re
suIt whic'h has been accomplished by
the application to the railroad -prob
lem of the highest available talent.
During these same twenty-five y3ars
little or no attention has been givento
the railroad problem. The roads are
as bad now as they were in 1869, and
the cost of transportation over them
as great now as it was then. yn the
next twenty-five years the results ac
complished on the common roads are
likely to be as remarkable as those
achieved on the railroads in the last
"ca:; Shakes," Not Cake-Walks, Now.
Cake-walks are now out of date, if
the latest newa is to be trusted, as
"Cat Shakes" will supersede them in
popularity and wild hilarity. The
first one was held at a '3aptist Church
in yeffersonville, Ind., for' the pur
pose of raising the debt, and im
mediately caught on, although there
was some difficulty in catching the
cat. The director of the ehake was a
minister, who stood in the pulpit with
a gannybag in which was a large,
able-bodied black cat. First he shook
the bag vigorously to arouse the ire
of the cat and limber him up, and then
to the music of "Mr. Johnson, Turn
Me Loose," he turnerT the cat loose
into the audience, who immediately
joined in a frantic though zealous cat
hunt. A football rush would have
been child's play compared to the
scrimmage which ensued, and every
Ithing was in order, there being no
penalties for foul tackling or holding'
othe line. The one who catches the
ctgets fifty cents reward. Now, in
stead of champion cake-walkers we
shall doubtless have champion cat
catchers unless the S. P. C. A. steps
'in and interferes, for while this
amusement many be fan for the people
who join in the chase it is not e:x
tremely joyful for the cat.-Boston
Great iat Catchers.
According to an acecunt in the
"ournal d'Hy:;iene." rats hav3 be
como so abundant in Brazil that a
domestic snake, the giboya, which has
about the circu.mferenca of the arm,
is sold in the marketplace in Rio ya
neiro, to be kept in the house as a
protection againt rodents. It would
seem that the serpent pursues its prey
more for the pleasare that there is in
it than from a sense of hunger, since
it is said it rarely eats the rats caught.'
Siilar in its habits and attachments
Ito the domestic cat of our moro north
ern latitades, the giboya will, it is
said, find its way back to the house of
its manstcr even if transported to a
considerable distance.-Medical Re
The Ihour of Victory.
The Army museum in Paris has just
~cuired a watch formerly belonging
to the bravest of the brave, Marshal
N ey. A history attaches to this watch,
which was given to Ney by Napoleon.
On the morning of Ausierlitz, so says
the tradition, Napoleon asked Ney the
time. "By your watch," replied the
mnarhal, taking it out of his pocket,
"it is the hour of victory."-Chicago
LAUGHTER-PRO C STORIES FOR
LOV OF FUN.
leal Joy-At Mi4 night-Tho Cheerful
Idiot-Some Dy-Why He Does It
Pleased wo Points of VIew.
Mfust Have Inspired. Etc., Etc.
Of ali the jo that fate can fi;
This makes, the heart elate;
To hear the lell at half-past six
. And not get up till eight.
Occupation For Them.
"I wonder what the Arctic explorers
will do after the iNorth Pole has been
"Well, they cai make trips to see if
it is still there!"-'-Fuck.
"An anti-scalping law!" gasped the
British tourist, as he read the head.
line. "Great heavenq!- Is it possi
ble that scalping is still prevalent in
this coaitry?"-New York Journal.
Two Points Of View.
Diggs-"Senator Poser seems to be
a man of very brt d views."
Biggs-."Yes;' eed; I don't believe
it is possible to bring up a question
that he can't stiaddle. "-Chicago
"How are you getting along?"
asked the old friend.
"Well, reallyi" said the undertaker,
"I hardly seem to be able to keepbody
and soul together." -Indianapolis
The Milliner-"; What did your hus
band think of .that $30 hat I made for
you last week?"
Mrs. Heighfly-"Oh, he just raved
over it-whenItold him the price."
The Cheerfal Idlot.
"A man nowadays," said the young
cynical boarder, "who.is upright, is a
"I should suggest," said the Cheer.
ful Idiot, "that he was plumb. "-In
First Telephon?Girl-"What did
Belle say when you told her your en
gagement was broken?"
Second Telephone Girl-"Oh, she
said it only meant another ring off."
Perc Brardusesa lot of per
tame. Doesn't he know that it is bad
Harold-"Well, it's a sort of family
pride. You know he comes of old
colognial stock."-The Widow.
The Fair One-"I suppose you will
marry, though, when denoppor.
tunity offerswon't 0
The Cautiohs depend
apan how mu -lan the
Bridget (f,ocross4yed el'
hoy yez any1rish)ggs, sor?"
Clerk-"'Plenty. yust lo-ok this
Bridget (loftily)-"Shure, an' Oi'll
not look thot way ii Oi niver hov any."
Seedy Individual-"Can't you give
a dime to a poor homeless iwanderer?"
Well - dressed Individual - "No
home? Why, man, you're in luck.
I've got'a bill in my pocket for $200
taxes on mine, six months overdue,
that I can't pay."-Lewiston Journal.
He Must Rave Been Inspired.
She-"There is a doctor in Berlin,
who, after amreat deal of study, has
found that.afarNd mer. live longer
He-"Save my life!"
She-"Oh, Claren'ce, how did you
guess that I loved you?"-Chicago
I How TJey Got Bich.
She-"I c'id-havo married either
Whipper or Snay,per if I'd wanted to,
and both of these men whom I reiused
have since got rieh, while you are still
as poor as a church mouse."
He-"Of course; I've been sup
porting you all othese years. They
haven't."-New York Weekly.
Getting at the Facts.
Dixon-"I understand that you said
I didn't know as' much as your yellow
Hixon-"I never said anything of
Hixon-"I saijd my yellow dog knew!
more than you did."--Chicago News.
"The subject "of my lecture," said
the man who had- been engaged to
give an entertainment for the benefi.
of the church, will be 'Th
"But, my desr sir," protested th
chairman of the committee, "you for
get that it would never do to permi
an profanity in the church. "-Chi
Equal to Leap Year.
"Do you ~kno,w, Miss Willing,
said young Woodbe the other evening
"that your face -reminds me of a per
"Does. it?" slie asked,; "and wh
".Because," he~ replied, "it reflect
nothing but the truth."
"Oh!" she exclaimed in a tone f
disappointmrent, "I thought 'it wa
for a better reason than that."
"What did yo-, expect me to say.
"I thought," continued t he bIns -
ing maid, "that it was be cause ever
time you looked in my face you sa
The engagement has been a -
A Boston lady of the most reserv :d
and exclusive type was waiting for h er
change at the glove counter in one >f
the -large stores when she w is
approached by a very large, gaudil.e
drsaed and lou4-looking woman, who
hel a pudgy hand in a bright
green g e, and said, r
uWhy how do , you do, Mrs. I
Mlrs Blank ignored t'ue prof'ercd
han n nd draw ing herself up sti8ly,
o not think that I know yoi
I s'pose not," replie th3
wom , in no wise embarrassed by
the c ldness of her reception, "but
I've k owed you by sight for a long
time ud now I've got a hired girl
who orked at your house once a year
or tw ago, and she's told me so
much about you that I feel real well
acqu, inted with you. Pleasant day,
ain't t? Well, if she ain't polite to
sail o without somuch,as a word!
Show her raisin', anyhow!" --Harper'3
WORDS OF WISDOM;
A ife spent worthily should ba
mens red by deeds, not years.
Th man most in need of mercy, is
the ne who will have no mercy on
No man can be provident of his
tim'e who is not prudent in the choice
of h- company.
D ing is the great thing. For if,
reso- utely, people do what is rights
in ti e they come to like doing it;
T re is no greater aid in securing
enri ment and fertilization of one's
who nature than intimate association
with superior men and women.
Li e is continually weighing us in
very sensitive scales and telling every
one of us precisely what his reat,l
weig t is to the last grain of dast.
H W does a man become ..iser as
he ows older but by looking back
uno the past, and by learning from
tbe istakes that he has maie in his
earl r year3
E cry attempt to make others
hap .y, every sin left behind, every
tem tation trampled under foot, every
step forward in the cause of what is
goo is a step nearer heaven.
G od does not take away our gifts
arb trarily. Ho gives them to be
use , and if they are not used; they
dwi die, they vanish; the power
goe , the will becomes like an unused
e greatest and noblest work in
the orld and an effect of the greatest
pru ence and cure, is to rear and
build up a man and to form and
fastion him to piety, justice, temper.
anz e and all kinds of honest and
w oothy actions.
pike alone acts upon like. There
for, do not amend by reasoning, but
by example. Approach feeling by
feeling; do not hope to excite love ex
cept by love. Be what you wish
othars to become. Let yourself, and
not your words, preach. e
that great mystery of Time, were
there no other, the illimitable, silent,
-1e.restng thing called tim , roll
in, rushing on, swift, silent, like an
alle mbracing ocean-tide on which we
a all the universe swim like exhal
atipas, like apparitions, which are
an then are not; this is forever very
Itrl-a miracle-a thing to strike
umb, for we have no worl to
Our guide asks~ us to keep silent;
then, 'ting the heavy, broad paddle
with ich he has been propelling our
boat, strikes with' all his strength
the side on the surface of the
w er. Instantly the subterranean
.unders of this under-world are let
16ose. From all directions' come
iolling waves of sound, multipiled a
~ousandfold, receding, and again re
tining with increasing volume,
ingering for many seconds, and finally.
eying away in sweet, far-away- melo
dies. Then, when the last faint
4ounds have ceased, he agitates the
water with his paddle, and asks us to
listen. The receding waves, reaching
cavities in the sides of the overhang
ing arches, break the stillness with
aweet, bell-like sounds. Some notes,
'triking the key-note of the rocks,
knultiply the musical melody; some
notes are soft and low; others are
oud, almost with an alarm-bell
langor. This music, such as cannot
o heard elsewhere on earth, gradually
dies away in receding echoes, coming
ver the waters from far-away hidden
hambers. The e2ho is not such as
we hear above ground or in buildings,
but a succession of receding waves of
sound, lasting for about thirty sec
onda, and adding an indescribable
melody to all sounds, whether from
shouting or from instrumental or vocal
music. -John PR. Procter, in the Cen
tury. ______ __
FCylindrical Baling of Cotton.
Consul Boyle, of Liverpool, has for
warded to the Statc Department a re
port of investigation which has been
made at the port of the cylindrical
method of baling cotton. Much dis
parity of opinion exists as to the merit
of the new method of baling, both as
to economy and practicability as a
method of shipment and as a means ol
protection from fire. One decided ad
vantage in shipment is reported in that
there was no loose cotton in vessels
bringing the close-rolled bales, and
not a single instance where marks
were destroyed, as is so often the case
with bales made in the old way. The
only certain conclusion reached, ac
cording to the Consul, that if Ameri
cans would compress the old fashioned
bales more compactly, as Egyptian
cotton is baled, much of the complaint
against the present method might bo
The Widow's Witty Eeply.
IThey are telling this story in Lou.
don about the Countess Waldegrave,
who was married four times: One
evening she appeared at the opera is
Dublin, during her fourth husbaudi'i
occupancy of the post of Chief Secre
tary for Ireland. An audacious Celt,
catching sight of her ladyship in one
of the boxes, shouted out with real
Irish temerity, "Lady Waldegrave,
which of the four did you like best?"
The Countess was equal to the occa
sion. Without a moment's hesitation,
she rose from her scat and exclaimed
enthusiastically, "Why, the Irishman,
of course"-a remark which natnrally
"brought down the house."
Soh:nc of the screws used in watches
arc so small that it takes 38001o
them to weigh a pound,
: oen saa the Wheel.
y om a eaiesse, Deraware, Oh.- .
The hoalthfulness of bicycle riding for
women is still a disputed question between
inlnent physicians and health.reformers.
Used in moderaion it sunely creates for
,romen a means of out-door exercise, the
benefit of *hich all physicians concede.
ased to excess, like any other pstime, its
iffect is likely to be dangerous.
The experience of Miss Bertha Reed, the
ieventeen-year-old daughter of Mr. J. B.
ed, $35 Lake St., Delaware, Ohio, may
point amoral for parents who, like Mr. and
Ers. Reed, have experienced some eoneern
l'or their daughters who are. fond of wheel
Lg. In the fall of '96 31iss Bertha who had
ridden a great deal, began to fail in an
tlarming manner. She grew steadily paler
nd thinner, and it appeared she was going
ato consumption. Rest and quiet did her
, Ci ~ clan found her
pulse at 104-a
very high rate.
mal have beenp
due to tempo
ness when he
She Rides Well examined her,
closely, but her pulse continued
at that rate for two wc.ks. He
was satisfied then, from her high
mise and steadily wasting condition that
he was suffering from anamia or a blood
ess condition of the body. She became ex
remely weak, and could not stand the
sast noise or excitement. Inthiseonditio
if affairs they were recommended by an
ld friend to get some of that famous blood
nedicine Dr. Williams' -Pink Pills for Pale
People. They did so, and almost from the
irst dose Bertha began to improve. She
sontinued to take the pills and was by
neans of those pills made entirely well,
and more grateful people than her parents
sannot be found inthe whole State of Ohio.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have proved a
oon to womankind. Acting directly on
he blood and nerves, ther restore the req.
isite vitality to all parts of the body;
,reating functional regularity and perfect
armony throughout the nervous system.
Dhe pafcr of the cheeks is changed to the
lelicate blush of health; the eyes brighten;
;he muscles grow elastic, ambition is
ireated and good health returns.
About oak trees an important chap
ter in Connecticut history might be
written. The famous Charter Oak
tree in Hartford was an old tree when
he colonists Srst came into these parts,
ad the Glastonbury oaks, of about the
4ame age, are now held to be over
tree hundred years old. The Poetry
)ak of Pachaug stands in front of -Pa
faug meeting-house. The tree was
dluded to in the agricultural papers of
the country half a century ago be
:ause of Its enormous size. C. Ed
ards Lester, author of the "Glory and
shame of England," mused under its
ihade; George D. Prentice .wrote his
Lrst poems beneath its shadows, and
alusha Grow passed many of the;
itudy hours of his youth- under it. Mr..
Eteade says of this oak: "It has heard
ifty-two sermons a year for 177 years,
Lnd political speeches from the settle.
nent of this country down to the pres
nt day. One foot from the ground its I
runk is 19 feet and 10 inches in eir
mmference and its longest limbs ex
end each way 119 feet." On the farm
t Tames B. Palmer, of Lisbon, Is an
mmese black oak that measures
round the trunk one foot from the
;round 22 1-3 feet This, Mr. Read.
Iculates, must be at least 5i00 years
d.-New York Sun.
. 1ALL WE 7WLUTH.
tended me, but I continued
needtakn Dr. )L.
Smmas Liver Mledicine
three times a day, and Iwas
well -before one Package
was taken. Have taken a
AS. L. X.
therear-etwo critical andevendangetons
perodin female life, when the greatest
-rn ic thismysrosdvlpzni
inererdwih rthwate,even in th
smallest dge,the are libeto som
nc as hysteria, fts or even consumption;
able, anditsrecomnmended thata dose ofit
be taken twice aweek for some time be
tween and durn the menstrual p30B
and for strengthning the ySo we
Sevile, Ga., says: I hare
used Dr. X. A. Simnsn
L iver K edicino in my
family for 90 years with sue
cesin many caesof Idi
gestion end Sour'.tom
aeb. Ithinkit superior M
ndI shall recmedDr
X. A..LX,.68 3OgasI
men it go v orga s uchto s
patient's clothes should be ; she
should have an abundance ofVfresh air.
conofldwa toTthehe iandf
lirl yDrag S o.. Ensve,'ho.
Geteen:-Inorret tidto ou ether oes
d ahure ofrbtrement th er hand
Frsae biy aDrug gistosat25cI.r Ten.irc
TO TR.Em-IL oreply etabio houe.er-o
1eceot2dateys.ill pay tatdlrc illiea
enete.rm" r. r. J . og Cr."tphns
Dod aee er pt.e . Ybon. tr ho.
C ~ REENVLX
e OPIUM Make no 1Stake-,
USIG. . nor delay.
This treatment restores the Dlsease^
Nervous System to its Normal Condition
Mcrphire Habit and r-estabishment
the will p -wer. Have you not s _"i-::
who needs the cure? Detailed info:aticl
mailed on application.
- - E KEELEY MNSTTT,
(or Box 37) GAREENvIL&E, b. C.
(In writing mention this paper.)
If you need a eaw mill, any size, wri
rie before buying elsewhere, I havi
the most complete line of mniles of anj .
dealer or manufacturer in the South
Very highest grade Stones, at unusual
1t low prices.
Planers. Houlders, Edge, Be-SaW
Band Saws, Laths, etc.
ENGINES AND BOILERS,
Talbott and Liddell.
Enaleberg Rice Huller, instook, .que -
delivery, low prices.
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No. 1326 Main St., Columbia, & C.
W. H. GIBBES &0
COLUMBIA1 S. C.,
State Agents for LiddeilCo., Charlotte. O
A.LL KINDS Or
IMPROVED SYSTEM GIRRERIES A $ECIALTI
Engines, Boilers, Saw, GrisEt ai,d Cane Mill;
Gins, Presses, Threshing Machfas, Moweils
Rales. Be tin, Packing. Eto. -
Write us for Prices. We aU Intph
responds readily to proper fer
Larger crc1 s, fuller ears and
larger grain are sure to result
from a liberal""se of fertx1atrs
containing at least ,7 actual
Our ook.arefre to ann
ShouldseD4 tJ' 0
purcaseefth Com as
andresrvd dr plantin
W RIT E For our Geat *
NOW to P"LANTERS
11111 Jacason African '
Limless Cotton Seed ioryear.
BEWARE or -Spurious -feed
offered by others.;
Send for patIsslars ofea
rest Co-operative ofer 'to
lanters of guaranteed seed to
be delivered next Fall.
LIBERAL TERMS TO AGENT
for immediate work'i 13 we
cotton growing state.
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