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WOMAN AS BRAVE AS MAN.
History Han Many Examples of Her
Heroism of the Native ?leid.
From the Pall Mall Qasette.
But the question Is Interesting; In
Itself?could women defend their
country as soldiers? As a matter >t
fact, everyone knows that hundreds
of Individuals have done so, and so
many of them wsre identified by
aoetu^nt after years of service, or
even after death, that It may be
suspected an equal number escaped
notice In days whsn no one troubled
much about the "common soldle:*."
Some of them were distinguished
for bravery and martial qualities,
but la there record of one who
flinched from her duty? In action
the girl dressed up, however bold In
words, proves to be an arrant Utile
coward on the terrain when she
feels a sword or pistol In her head
and sees another threatening her.
Is tt so In fact? The case of those
unsexed beings we read of some?
times who fight for a lover Is not
to the point. But authentic history
tells of a good many duels between
ladles of birth and the highest so?
cial standing. Very rarely did they
ehow a want of courage when strung
to the fighting pitch. On the other
hand, such fire-eating dames would
not represent the average.
But nobody worth attention has
disputed that women are as brave as
men If duty aroused; some. Indeed,
have ssserted that they are braver.
The question la whether they could,
if thsy would, serve as soldiers.
Perhaps It la not merely "acade?
mic." In a time which the elderly
recollect with eaae it might have
been dlamiased on the ground that
such services is unfeminlne?not on?
ly barred by nature, but forbidden
by the laws of nature. We cannot
urge that objection with confidence
now, so widely have the bounds of
feminine propriety been extended.
From the nature of thing* woman
soldiers can only be found, aa a
elsss. among barbarlana?up to this
time, at any rate. The Dahomey
amasona made a poor show against
the French, but Hurton had been
much Impresaed with them 40 years
earlier?and he was a Judge. The
discipline was terribly severe In hia
ttsae, he did not doubt they were
very formidable troops. Relaxation
of discipline ruined them.
The mythical amasona claim a
word sine* Profeaaor 8ayer ad?
duced auch atrlklng evidence to
suggest that they were the warrrlor
priestesses of Hlttlte Invaders. Of the
American amasona It may be recall?
ed that Humboldt thought the leg?
end not Impossible, and he had
, studied the original records.
Vary few who have written on the
subject ere thua qnHllfted probably.
But Alfred Wail.K . has shown us
* lately thnt Spruce, the great botanist,
looked Into the evidence carefully
and formed a strong opinion that It
was truatworthy. Hit much more In?
teresting are the shield maidens of
the Vlklnga. Would that we km**,
more about them personally.
The historical sagas allude t?> them,
but nlwaya, ao far as I rsaejOlbSf? la ?i
matter-of-fact wuy, aa to male D#r
sonages. One of the very grandest
poetic aagaa la that of the Shlcld
Malden Hervor, but even this laJp
nearly everything we particularly
waht to know for granted. She drear
ed as a man and Joined the Viking*.
Presently *he gained the command of
her party?and the story opens, true
In the main, Drobahlv.
The. circumstantial account of the
battle of Bravoll between Sigurd, of
Denmark,! and Harald Hilditeun, of
Norway, mentions several shleld
maldens who commanded troops. One
even bore Harald* standard All
fought like heroes or demons, and I
think that all died on the field. But
it seems that they were only women
who rose to command by darl .ig and
military genius. Is there any author?
ity for the legends of Viking bands
The old Irish "Book of Lecan"
says casually, "for men and women
went alike to battle In those days;"
and the record of tribal obligations
called "hosting" reckoned women
among the fighting strength.
Moreover, the "Life of Abbott
Adamnan of lona" tells how ho, hear?
ing of this dreadful practice, went to
Ireland, called an assembly of chiefs
and bishops, and persuaded them to
pass a law, still extant, entitle 1 "Lex
Innocentlum," which forbade the
summoning of women to war. It
seems likely, however, that they still
turned out of their own free will?in?
deed, the practice Is not yet extinct,
by all accounts.
At the present day In Europe the
Montenegrins and their hereditary
foes of Albania include the women
among their fighting forces, or did,
at any rate, a few years ago, before
Prince Nicholas had organised his
army. All departments of supply
were left to the wives and daughters,
also the recovery and transport of
the wounded. But when the fighting
line was seriously pressed the women
reinforced It. Assuredly they would
have followed the old customs, in
spite of the Prince's reforms, had
Austria advanced into the Black
Mountain during the recent threaten?
If you have catarrh, don't fool
yourself Into the belief that It Is a
At least one-half of the consump?
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Here are some symptoms of ca?
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rid of them while there Is yet time:
Is your throat raw?
Do you sneeze often?
Is your breath foul?
Are your eyes watery?
Do you take cold easily?
Is your nose stopped up?
Do you have to spit often?
Do crusts form In your nose?
Do you blow your nose a great
Are you losing your sense of smell?
Does your mouth taste bad morn?
Do you have to clear your throat
Do you have a discharge from the
Does mucous drop in back of
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Just breathe It In. Complete outfit,
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I 11-17-2? lL'-x W. 12-8.
He-venue otllc?-rs captured an Il?
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WORKHOUSE FOR AGITATORS.
>okaiie Authoi*'lies Making It Hot
For Street Speakers.
Spokane. Wash.. Nov. 30.?Con
mnlng the acts and attitude of the
adership of the Industrial Workers
of the World as un-American, ir?
responsible and undesirable and a
menace to the peace, prosperity and
happiness of the community, the Spo?
kane chamber of commerce adopted
resolutions, supporting Mayor Pratt,
the city council and the police com?
mission and officers in the determin?
ed stand they have taken for the en?
forcement of law and order.
This action followed a thorough in?
vestigation by officials of the com?
mercial organization and a statement
from Mayor Pratt, who said, follow?
ing a detailed account of the causes
leading to the arrest of several hun?
dred members of the Industrial
Workers, that after refusing an offer
to arrange for an early test of the
city ordinance, prohibiting street
speaking, the leaders openly boasted
they would send their men and defy
the authorities and laws of the city.
He added in his communication:
"The organization and its leaders
and counsel have acted In an arbi?
trary manner and, despite repeated
warnings, they have insisted in
breaking the laws. I do not regard
them as an organized, legitimate
body of laboring men, their actions
having classed them as a horde of
"Those who have been sentenced
to the rock pile and will not work
are given bread and water, while
those who will work receive three
wholesome meals a day of the regu?
lar prison fare. The Jail has been
kept sanitary at all times and the
prisoners have been compelled to
"We have the situation well in
hand and we are prepared to accom?
modate (imprison) 2.000 more, should
It be necessary."
Last Saturday evening quite a stir
was raised in town because the Sher?
iff had seized from a dray one barrel
of whiskey or 26 quart bottles con?
signed to Mr. J. R. Durant. The
question was at once sprung, why Is
It that the Sheriff does not seize
every package or a barrel?
According to the ruling of Attorney
General Lyon, he has just as much
right under the new prohibition law
to seize every package of liquor that
comes by express just as soon as It is
delivered to the party, as to seize
the barrel consigned to Mr. Durant.
We would not for a ment uphold
Mr. Durant In violating the law by
having shipped to him a barrel of
whiskey, but, why discriminate
against him and let the hundreds of
other packages go scott free?
Since the dispensary has closed
the express agent on the train told
us, that there have been on an ave
erage of 35 to 40 packages of liquors,
ranging from one gallon to five, put
off at Blshopville each day. And yet
we have not heard of a single seizure
or any steps being taken by the Anti
Saloon League or any one else to
have any of it seized.
We have met the train several days
to see for ourselves the jugs and
were horrified to find that out of 38
packages that came last Saturday ev?
ery one was consigned to prohibi?
tionists or those who voted for pro?
hibition and negroes, except one.
We have been told by men of un?
doubted veracity that, the same con?
ditions exist at Elliott, St. Charles,
and other express offices.
Mr. McNair, our assistant postmas?
ter here said he issued a money or?
der for $23 to one negro for whiskey.
Our worthy County Supervisor told
us that he saw two jugs containing at
least five gallons put off at Elliott for
two negroes at the same time with
many other packfiges for others.?
?Foley's Honey and Tar Is the best
and safest cough remedy for children.
At the first symptoms of a cold, give
as directed, and ward off danger of
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In the head, and stuffy breathing. It
brings comfort and ease to the little
ones. Contains no opiates or other
harmful drugs. Keep always on
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The gold produced by the mines of
the United States last year was valu?
ed at $94.560,000, or just about the
value of the candy and confectionery
the nation consumed.?New York
ALONE IN SAW MILL AT MID?
?Unmindful of dampness, drafts,
storms or Ooid, W. J. Atkins worked
as Night Watchman, at Banner
Springs. Tenn, Such exposure gave
him b ievere cold that settled on his
lungs. At last he had to give up
work. H? tried many remedies but
all failed till he used Dr. King's New
Discovery. "After using one bottle"
he writes. "I went hack t<? work as
well as ever." Severe colds, stubborn
coughs. Inflamed throats and sore
lungs, hemorrhagea, croup and
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?Time's Flight Turned Backward"
sage AND SULPHUR.
Made Her Look Twenty Years Younger
READ MRS. DERRICK'S SWORN STATEMENT
Rochester, X. Y.
State of New York \
County of Monroe ) ss
Nancy A. Herrick, being duly sworn, deposes and says: When
7 was a girl, I had a bead of heavy, long, dark brown hair which
was the envy of my schoolmates, and which attracted the atten?
tion and remarks of strangers. As I grew older, my hair com?
menced to come out, just a lit.lc at fir t. but gradually more and
more, and then began to turn gray. I was induced by the many
good reports I had heard of V.ycih'l Sage and Sulphur Hair
Remedy to try a bottle. My hair was quite thin and gray when
I began using Sage and Sulphur, ar.d you can imagine my satis?
faction when I fcur.d that it was fast coming back to its natural
condition, being thicker, darker ar.d more glossy than it had been
for a long time. I continued to use Sage and Sulphur, and my
hair is now as heavy, dark and smooth as when I was a girl of
sixteen. It is now four yean tirxc I coir.menced using Sage and
Sulphur, and my hair is still in splendid condition.
Sworn to be/ore me this SI >
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il c?^2r? Fa?e& An? GJ*y Hair To Natural Color)
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It Will Make You Lock Years Younger
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' A BOTTLE
Al ALL DRUGGISTS
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NEW YORK, N. Y.
For sale and recommended by
W. W. SIBERT'S DRUG STORE.
The Maryland Court of Appeala
held, In the caae of Green vs. Shoe?
maker et al., that the blasting of
rocks by the use of gunpowder or
other explosives In the vicinity of an?
other's dwelling house is a nuisance,
and that the person doing the act or
causing It to be done is liable for all
injuries that result therefrom. The
court further held that while mere
fright without and physical Injury
resulting therefrom cannot form the
basis of a cause of action, yet where
it is shown that a material physical
injury has resulted from fright caused
by a WTongful act or a constant repe?
tition of wrongful acts which In their
nature are calculated to cause con?
stant alarm and terror, an action will
lie for the resulting physical injury.
?After exposure, and when you feel
a cold coming on, take Foley's Honey
and Tar, the great throat and lung
remedy. It stops the cough, relieves
the congestion, and expels the cold
from your system. Is mildly laxative.
Refuse substitutes. Siberia Drug
*~ v* kJClIV'? in the Follewiog^Slzed Tracts.
"Nix on the budget," say the
Lords, or many words to that effect.
Xew York Mail.
WHEN HER BACK ACHES.
A Woman Finds All Her Energy nncr
Ambition Slipping Away.
Sumter women know how the
aches and pains that come when the
kidneys fail make life a burden. Back?
ache, hip pains, headaches, dizzy
spells, distressing urinary troubles, all
tell of sick kidneys and warn you of
the stealthy approach of diabetes,
dropsy and Brlght's disease. Doan's
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B Sumter woman's words:
Mrs. Louis Jeffords, 11 Owen St.,
Sumter, S. (\, says: "I am pleased to
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great benefit to me. 1 was a victim
of kidney complaint for over two
years. My kidne.vs were very weak
and I had great trouble in contvoling
the secretion!. My hack ached all
the time and frequently i was so lame
that l could scarcely dress myself, i
at length read about i><>an's Kidney
Pills anil finally procured a box at
China's drug store. After using them,
the backache and pains vanished, my
kidneys became normal and l felt a
great deal better in every way. l am
pleased to give Doan's Kidney Pills
the credit for tins great change."
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