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S. Me&Es HI.WILKES& CO
Does This Saving
Look Good to You?
Fuel is high - here is a way to gain big fuel
economy and a perfectly heated home. Why not
save the gas half of the coal wasted by all other
stoves, with the fuel savin&
Cole's Original Hot Blast
LIVER DIDN'T ACT
DIGESTION WAS BAD
Says 65 year Old Kentucky Lady, Who Tells How She Was Relieved
After a Few Doses of Blacki-Draught.
Meadorsville, Ky.-Mrs. Cynthia doses of Biack-Draught."
Eigginbotham, of this town, Aye: 'At Seventy years of successful use bai
my age, which is 65, the liver does made Thedford's Black-Draught a
uiotact o wel a whe ~ A~w standard, household remedy. Every,
owmember, of every family, at times,
Years ago, my stomach was all out of need the help that Black-Draught can
fix. I was constipated, my liver give in ccansing the system and re
didn't act. My digestion was bad, and lieving the troubles that come from,
It took so little to upset me. My ap- constipation, ind!gestion, lazy liver,
petlte was gone. I was very weak... etc. You cannot ke) well unless your
I decided I would give Black- stomach, liver and bowela are In good
Draught a thorough trial as I knew It workin order. Keep them that way.
was highly recommended for this Try flinch-Draught. It acts promptly,
trouble. I began tak:ng it. I felt gently and In a natural way. if you
better after a few doses. My appetite feel sluggkh, tal.o a dose tonight.
Improved and I became stronger. My You will fuA& resh tomorrow. Price
bowels acted naturally and the least 25c. a packa -one cent a dose
trouble was aon rtghtad with a dw All oir usel r d. E
gbefoe cengthe w yma ndrr
wdrking orde Kepthmatr ay
getl and- in aua a.I o
6C a pacage
THE FLAVO LASTS
SO DOES THE~ PRICE!
SAVING OUR BACON
Origin of an Ancient Colloqui
alism in Connecticut.
Expression Used When Debtor Gets
Best of Creditors by Question.
able Methods in Busi.
Distribution and sale of the govern
ment supply of bacon brought to the
minds of many who are acquainted
with old sayings the ancient colloqul
alism, "Saving one's bacon." The
thrifty housewife, laying in a store of
the smoked meat, tsures her near
neighbors that she is "saving her ba-,
con." The housewife, of course, is tell
Ing the truth, but as she repeats the
anclent colloquialism she falls to use
it in its proper sense.
The housewife who is so gay over
"saving her bacon" would be 1 orri
fled and justlky provoke'l if her neigh
bor wvould reply: "'What ! You chenting
your creditors?" And that is just what
she means if she emplovs the term
properly. The story of the origin of
the colloquialism is credited to Con
necticut. according to the Hartford
In the days when the Charter Oak
was green and Sir Edimund Andross
was more green, New London boasted
of a citizenl of the name of Fitz John
Winthrop. He was a sailor, and more
over of literary tastes. These tastes
were more distinctly commercial. That
Is, while he was quite a bibliophile on
his own account, and had a goodly
store of books, he was in the business
of collecting books -for others. Prob
ably because he was something of a
connoisseur, the colonist who coveted
foreign published books engaged him
to obtain them when he was in port
on the other side; or, knowing their
fads, he would, of hiR own account,
make the purchases, and bring them
over, disposing of them at a fair profit.
Among the customers was a lawyer
who wias also Interested in shipping,
politics and several other things which
in our later day might go by the name
of speculations. At the time when he
was flush with money he would invest
in books, aind depute Capt. Fitz John
to obtain them abroad. Among other
works for which he had something
of a penchant were those of Lord
Bacon. lie managed to have quite i
sizable importation at different times.
On one occasion, wh'lien the captain
eame into port iand brought him a
bale of books, lie found the lawyer in
financial l fliculties of a shady char
acter. )in t lie following (lay the prop
erty wias to be "(listrained." Under
the colonial law aiong other things
exempt from the claws of the creditor
was meat of various descriptions aln(
quantities. Bewailing the fact that hIs
books muist go under the hamamer, he
was disconsolate whenl the captainl
(nm' with 11lt' additional volumes. li.
had a decent supply of wits and he
and the lawyar, working industriously
by night, managed to stow away a
good deial of tile library in inat bar
reis it Ilinhe ('cellar. 4in top of each was
a layer of bacon ii coarse salt. Tho
followilng day, whet the sheriff's clerk
came witi his red chalk, he scrawled
Iis "X' on each of the barrels, and
the (' contents wertve exemplted. It m1u1st
have Ibeen some timie' lanter wh'en Capt.
Fitz '.Johin rela ted thle story, anad mani
algedi to add, ''Leave it to any one If
them bar'ls didnf't hold Ba(oni !" Andh
so whent a dlebtor got the best of his
credlitor bi'Sy qutestionable methods(1, thle
proceedings got to be known as "sav
ing one's bacon."
It surely wouild bte iimpi'tdeiit to ad
dress that formidable creatutre the
swordfish as Fathead, yet the term
wouid bne qite appropriate. The heads
of 100 average swordfish will yi'eld
sixty-fiv'e gallons of an oil tatihas
high market value. RefIned and sunm
bleached, it is iinlleinguishabhle from
whale oil, and fetches the samei price.
In fact, comnmercially, it ia whale oil.
Whale oil1 is obtainedl on a mnuchl
larger scale from halibut heads, whieh
are treated in thme sname way as the
swordfishI heads1-i. e., cooked to a
pulp with steam and1( pi'essed. A short
toin of thema will yield 4i0 gallons oif
'oil. Boston and~ (loucesler (Matss.)
nually pr'odtuce 12,000 gaillotns of re
tin d oil from hliIibuit heads.
Au .back in thle seventies some
hotly ('overed t hatI salimion beads
wvere r in oil, andil since thean thle
ptroduieth otf it has been a consider
able 11n(1 try in conn'ctlon with the
Pacific sa on fishery. By 1895 the
annuital outl t hind risen to 50,000) gal
Force f Habit Oniy.
"Billy Yungdi d's baby is beginning
to tatlk nowv." said 'NTones to Smith, the
"Whby, has he heet i boring yout with
stories about it ?" sit ,d Smith.
''No, but1 I salt ne(a i~ him at luncheon
today andl I hieardi hlima say abse5lnt
minadedly to the wa ?tress, 'Dimme a
Ma'rs. r'ptp-Doci(tor, m f complexion is
soi'miang awful. Wt' imt wouild you
Mar-. Trpp-Oh. T vet' thotught oft
that. WVhat color'' was Id be most he
"Chaeer map, ol mmn I There's Other
fish ini 4Se seat"
ltejtectedl sitori-- en, but the last
one took all any bait .-Life,
Fall is bringing back the severe styles- which many
women like so well for general utility wear. ' This
new boot is strikingly smart with the tailored suit or
long coat on straight mannish lines. We have it in
black or tan calf and the tan calf with becoming top
in neutral shade of buck. It is one of our
Made in New York
We give all Mail Orders Prompt Attention
Pratt & Taylor
R. BEN TAYLOR, Manager
Greenwood, S. C.
WVelcome to the Boys' Store
This is your store, Boys, and we want you to feel
right at home here. ,We want you to come in any
time---get acquainted, visit, look around, ask
questions; don't have to buy anything either if
you don't want to.
And when you do buy something all by yourself,
we'll see that you get exactiy what you should.
We'll change things, too, if mother isn't quite
satisfied with what you choose first time.
We're just".grown up boys, you know---and we
know[you'll enjoy coming to see us. Drop in any
time. Come along; bring the folks, your pal or
thewholeggang.ERWe'll be glad to see you.
WHO ARE THE MIDDLE CLASS
Brain Workers Who Are Compelled to
Do Manual Labor to Eke Out
Few forces tend so strongly to pro
duce social consciousness as a griev
once. Not so many years ago one
might have searched the world and
found nobody who would admit he
was of tUe middle class, remarks the
New York Times. The term was an
epithet used in derision. As the mid
dle class N as vaguely supposed to be
respectable respectability itself went
out of fashion. Today all this is al
tered. People write to the papers to
say they are of the middle class and
they say is with an air of one who
after all is somebody. Yet nobody has
defined tie middle class, even the
sociologists and economists, whose
business such things are.
In England ". H. Mallock gave a
few stray thoughts to the subject and
concluded it is middle class to have an
incone of some $730. Prof. H1. Rt.
Seager stated in America the figure
would have to be raised to $1,150. It
is the way of the elder sociologists to
write as if the determining factor is
' Our common sense knows better.
The middle class is distinguished from
tUe class on its oie hand by the fact
that it works, not with one's body, but
with its mind. It is distinguished from
the class on its other hand by the fact
that, not having sufficient capital to re
tire upon, it has to work. The middle
class timan is a brain worker, who is
obliged to work or go under. And he is
obliged to conform to current stand
ards of respectability, physically as
well as mentally and morally.
In the nineteenth century the in
come standards had at least a shadow
of justifleation, for wages and salaries
still maintained some definite relation
ship to the character of work done
and service rendered. Today we have
changed all that and with one notable
result. A large group of people among
us have become class conscious-those,
namely, who do professional work for
less than the pay of a hand laborer.
Mentally and morally they have two
strong props of character-the fact
that the hitrunent of their labor In
the mind and the fact that they are
urged on by necessity to use it.
Explanation of Humidity.
Humidity, technically speaking, says
the Philadelphia Press, Is te amount
of water or vapor moisture In the air.
A given space at a given temperature
can contain only a definite amount of
water. If it contains less it will en
deavor to fill lip by evaporation, If
it c:t:a imir the surplu; Water
will coldense. When a nmss of air
contains all tre moisture it is capable
of holding it is said to he saturated.
The higher the temperature the more
molsture it Iakes to sa turate lie air.
If it contains less moi.:ture than
would satturate it at a given tempera
ture, then the lower temperat ure at
which this would sufficient for satura
tion Is called the dew point. The per
centage of moisture in the air to what
it would hold if saturated Is called the
relative hinidity. Thus, If the air
contialvs one-half the moisture neces
sary to saturate it, the relative hi
midity is 50; If only a third, it is 33.
It is of course, at its maximun when
at 100 anid fog forms and mist falls.
The Most Ancient Egg.
Just biefore the war began, during
excavations in the anlcient Mbigunti
acum, uder the auspices of the Arche
ological society of Mfayene, there
was found a lien's egg which was es
timated to have ibeen buaried in tihe
earth for something like 19) centuries.
Mioguntiacum was built b~y Drusus,
the son of the Roman emperor Augums
tus, in the year 14 BI. C. bpon the
slte of the ancient Rtoman castrum or
encampment near the city the excava
tions ini question brought to light many
interestinag relies, including sonme wa
ter clsterns of Itoman make. It was
in one of these, which was locnted
some 20 feet below the surface, that
a damaged IRoman claypot was discov
ered contalninig the shell of a broken
egg and also a whole egg that had
been kept from being smashed by a
shred oif the taaged pot, whieh cov
ered it. Th'ie anelent egg was depos
tied in thec munlipal museum.
Ten to One Against.
"Sorry" said the village constable,
"buit I'll have to iarrest ye-yg"'ve been
driv-in' along at the rate of 50 miles
"You tarte wurong. my friend," said
the dlriver. "I stay I wiasn't, and here's
$10 that says I wasn't."
"All r-ighat." returnedim thle consttable,
pocketinug the monley. "Wi ih ten to
one aigaist mae I ian't goina' to subject
the counaty to tha' exaenase of a trial."
"Is it absoluately ne.ce.'sary that I
speak to youmr fathei-?" iakedl the
w',ooer aifter thle gir-l of his haeart haid
promiisedl to lie his.
"Why, of course, lie is the head of
the failly, you kntow."
"'it isun't thle heral of thle fatally I'm
tafraid of; it's the foot."~ --Londlon
Thue Weliwishaeir--I itd you readi
abouott that aiwful tor-nadlo disaster?
S'ad. wasns't it?
The Effleigniey lapert-Very sadt.
JTust thaink of till thait energy absolute
Not Claiming Too Much.
"Are ye-a' it hen apta in of your soul ?"
"Soir; tf second leutenant," ven
t ured Afr. I Ttnpeeek dubiously.-Man.
chester Evening Oazett,.