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Legend of a Book.
A quaint and kindly legend, illustrat
ing the sorrow devout Christians used
to feel for the paganism of their fa
vorite classic authors, is that of St.
Cadoc and his Virgil. St. Cadoc, whose
day is Jan. 24, was the son of a South
Welsh prince, who founded several
monasteries in Glamorganshire and
neighboring regions, but was driven
away to Brittany by the coming of the
Saxons. There he was walking one
day with a copy of Virgil's poems in
his hand and wept to think that Vir
gil as a pagan might be in hell. An
ultra orthodox friend who was with
him severely reproved him for even
doubting the fact, and a sudden gust
of wind carried the book out of Ca
doe's hand Into the sea. But that
night he heard in a dream a sweet
voice saying: "Pray for me; weary not
In praying. I will sing the rr ::cies of
the Lord forever." And ne,;t aay a
fisherman brought Cadoc a fisn wside
which the Virgil was found uninjured.
In the early part of the last century
there lived in an old New England
town a Mr. Church, who in the course
of his earthly life was bereft of four
.wives, all of whom were buried in the
same lot. In his old age it became
necessary to remove the remains to a
new cemetery. This he undertook him
self, but in the process the bones be
came hopelessly mixed. His "New
England conscience" would not allow
him under the painful circumstances
to use the original headstones, so he
procured new ones, one of which bore
the following inscription:
"Here lies Hannah Church and prob
ably a portion of Emily."
"Sacred to the memory of Emily
Church, who seems to be mixed with
Then followed these lines:
Stranger, pause and drop a tear,
For Emily Church lies buried here,
Mixed in some perplexing manner
With Mary, Matlda and probably Han
The Last Versailles Bourbon.
There is r ''ersallles an orange tree
some five centuries old. This tree,
which was taken from Fontainebleau
of Versailles on the completion of the
orangery, was already famous undez
the title of the Grand Bourbon. Ac
cording to tradition, the tree had beer
planted in 1421 by a Princess of Na
varre and after several changes of
owners came into the possession of
Francois I., by whom it was placed at
Fontaneblemc. 0 When it reached Ver
sailles the king came to visit it, and
two grand Bourbons were then face tc
face. The man passed, and even his
boaes, torn from their tomb at St
Denis and tossed into a trench, have
perished. Not a pinch of his dust re
mains, But the tree lives and blooms
and bears fruit, the only Bourbon at
Versailles, serene, invincible, enthron
- tale of
/from the interior ofA.
trial at the LIlongwe coprt proved~L
a native woman.kTlledt by a lion had
been partly eaten by lanother natiyE
who was accused of impersonating the
lion. The prisoner confessed freely
that he had eaten of the woman's deadl
body, the excuse being that he had pur
chased from a "witch doctor" a medi
clne which enabled him to turn into, a
lion at will-in other words, to indulge
in cannibalism in Its lowest form as
the mood took him.
A scientist says of a waterspout thai
passed over a certain district In France:
"Its passage was accompanied with a
sound which is described as resem
bling that of a battery of artillery
drawn on the gallop over a paved
street. At the base of an extended
nimbus hung the reversed cone charac
teristic of- phenomena of this kind. A
strong wind was then blowing fromr
the south-southwest. The waterspoul
was preceded by a storm and followed
by a shower."
The archbishop of Canterbury is pri
mate of all England and thereforE
takes precedence of the archbishop of
York, who is only "primate of Eng
land." This very nice distinction was
made several centuries ago on account
of a very bitter dispute arising betweer
the two functionaries as to whiclt
should precede the other. The mattei
was settled by conferring precedence
upon the archbishop of Canterbury, the
two titles being also bestowed at thE
The Australian Native.
For hundreds of years, perhaps thou
sands, the Australian black has accept
ed the doctrine of a Trinity in heaver
and the theory of evolution. In some
respects he Is far superior to his cli
lized contemporary, but he curls him
self around like a dog and sinks tc
sleep on the bare ground at sunset. Ii
the dark he is a veritable coward.
In a written examination on physics.
geography one of the questions was:
"What happens when there is ar
eclipse of the moon?"
A boy with rather an admirable
knack of getting out of a difficuil
wrote the following answer:
"A great many people come out tc
look at lt."-London Answers.
Brjggs-Does your wife laugh whe'
you tell her a funny story? Braggs
Oh, yes! I always tell her beforehanc
that it is funny.
Hold on, hold fast, hold out Pa
tience is genius.-Buffon.
A Lucky Postmistress
is Mrs. Alexander, of Cary, Me.
who has found Dr. King's New
Life Pills to be the best remedy
she ever tried for keeping the
Stomach, Liver anid Bowels in
perfect order. You'll agree with
her if you try these painless
purifiers that infuse new life.
Guaranteed by McMaster Co. and
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gists Pric 25
The Throne of Thunder.
Mungo Mam Lobeh, the throne, or
place of thunder, as the natives call it,
the peak of Kameruns, as the whites
call it, is the highest point on the web
ern side of the African continent. The
first view the voyager gets of it who,
coming from the northward, has been
coasting for weeks along low shores
and up the stagnant rivers, fringed
with mangrove swamp, is a thing no
man can ever forget. Suddenly, right
up out ot the sea, the great mountain
rises to its 13,700 feet, while close at
hand, to westward, towers the lovely
island mass of Fernando Do to its
10,100 feet, and great as is its first
charm every time you see it it becomes
greater, although it is never the same.
Five times I hame been in the beautiful
bay at its foot and have never seen it
twice alike. Sometimes it is wreathed
with indigo black tornado clouds, some
times crested with snow, sometimes
standing out hard and clear, as though
made of metal, and sometimes softly
gorgeous, with green, gold, purple and
pink vapors tinted by the suaset.
A Trying Reform.
A Presbyterian clergyman of New
York with two popular daughters has
discovered a new way to end the vis
its of their beaus at a seemly hour-a
plan which might appeal to lay fami
lies as well. For a number of years
it has been a custom of this good man
to hold evening worship after supper,
always concluding the prayers with a
short discourse. Things went very
well until the daughters began to re
ceive the attentions of young men and
begged off or stole away to make their
evening toilets. Then the minister
changAl the devotional hour until 10
in the evening. This reform created
an upheaval, but the father insisted,
and at the stroke of 10 the visiting
young men are now left one alterna
tive-either to leave or join with the
family in prayer-and It has proved a
severe test of their devotion for the
daughters when those not prayerfully
inclined stick It out, sermon and all.
New York World.
The Good Fellow.
The treasurer of a church temper
ance society told at a temperance meet
Ing a dramatic story.
"A woman entered the barroom," he
said, "and advanced quietly to her
husband, who sat drinking With three
other men. She placed a covered dish
on the table and said:
" "binkin' ye'd be too 1busy to come
home to supper, Jack, I've Yetched it tc
"And she deparfed.
"The man laughed awkwardly. He
invited his friends to share the meal
with him. Then he removed the cover
from the dish.
"The dish was empty. It contained
a slip of paper that said:
"'I hope you will- enjoy your supper.
It is the same as. your wife and chil
dren havye et home.' "-Life.
Coffee-tea is the 'common beverage
- 'va and Sumatra.
SIOn the coe(
mesh from thE
ees an a edin a pan over a
slow fire until they. are light brown.
They are then pnt Into a teapot, boiling
water is poured over them, and the in
fusion is drunk with milk and sugar.
It seems the general opinIon that cof
fee should come in contact with metal
as little as possible. The Viennese peo.
pe prefer a glass bottle to a canister
for storing, and Brazilians use earth
enware in preference to a metal pot
Antelope. Choose the Open.
The antelope lives always -in oper
country, unlike members of the deer
family, which invariably prefer
thick, dense forest. They cannot be
driven Into timber cover' or thickets
of brush, but will literally turn about
and run over a pursuer, if necessary,
rather than be forced Into cover. If
they are ever obliged to pass by or
through such places for food and wa
ter, they' take a great deal of time tc
do so, as if they were determined tc
see everything that could be seen er
route.-H. H. Cross in Century.
The Great Lake.
Lake Superior is the deepest of the
great lakes, showing by soundings
1,008 feet in at least one place. Mich
Igan stands second, with 100 feet less
Huron and Ontario are about 750 i
the deepest parts, while Lake Erie Is
but 204. Vast areas of Lake Erie wil:
not show a depth exceeding 80 feet
The bottom of Lake Michigan is 40(
feet above sea level.
An Odd Verdict.
A jury in Lindsey, Lincolnshire, Eng
land, after being out some time on
case of alleged false pretenses, return
ed tc court and said, "We can't bring
him in guilty and don't like to say h4
is not guilty." They were sent bacl
and in fifteen minutes reaiched this ver
dit, "We find him guilty, but not wit]
intent." The prisonor was discharged
"Mamma," said five-year-old Margie
-I'll make a ba-rgain with you."
"What kind of a bargain, dear?' ask
ed her mother.
"If yoa'll give me a penny every da3
to buy candy with," replied the smnai
Idiplomat, "I'll not tell any one yox
have false teeth."
The One to Be Pleased.
"No," said Peckham. "we never have
boiled ham at our house any more."
"Why," Eeplied Newitt, "I though1
you were very fond of it."
"oIam, but my wIfe's pet dog
won't eat it at all." - Philadelphi:
One is never weary of life. One b
only tired of oneself.-Carmnen Sylva.
Caught Cold While Hunting a Burglar.
Mr. Wmn. Thos. Lanorgan, provincia.
Constable at Chapleau, Ontario, says:
"I caught a severe cold while hunting
a burglar in the forest swamp last fall.
Hearing of Chamberlain's Cough Rem.
edy, I tried it, and after using two
small bottles, I was completely cured."
This remedy is intended especially for
coughs and colds. It will loosen and
relieve a severe cold in less time than
bb any other treatment and is a favor
ie wherever its superior excellence has
become known. For sale by Obear
Old Parlinentary Fnes.
It is costly to ;,- at mciier of t&e
British parliament. b;ut somNe nWient
expenses are spared the uodern nem
ber. An order dated 11;40 runs thus.
"Those who go out of the house In a
confused manner to forfeit 10 shil
lings." Others enact that "al the uem
bers that conic after 8 (the i;use met
at 8 o'elock in the morning the:n to pay
1 shiling, and t'ose who do iot come
the whole day to p:iy 5 shillings. those
who do not come to prayers to pay 1
shillirg, such members as come after
9 o'clock to pay 1 shilling to the poor,"
etc. Still more expensive was It for
niemb:ers to go out of town without
permission. In 1GG4 a penalty of ?10
was 1I:posed upon evry kn ight and of
i5 upon every citizen who should make
default in attending the house. and a
penal-:y of ?40 upon every member "*as
shall desert the service of the house for
the space of three days together (not
having had leave granted him by the
house), and he shall be sent for in cus
tody and committed to the Tower."
Week enders had a bad time in 1004.
Why Fruits Turn Red.
Fruits turn red when they ripen be
cause of a wise provision of Mothet
Nature. It makes the frdit conspicu
ous to birds and other animals, and
thus secures the dispersion of the seed.
If the fruit were of the same color as
the leaves it might easily be passed
over. When the fruit or seed is incon
spicuous, through either the want of
color or the small size, dispersal is ef
fected without the aid of animals, at
In the case of the dandelion, whosE
seed is carried about by the wind, or ol
the balsam, the seed of which is eject
ed by a sort of spring. The colored
fruits, such as the grape and the cher
ry, are furnished with succulent #oats,
which piovide food to birds, who it
their impatience often swallow th(
seeds or stonea, whieh may pas.
through the animal's body withoul
change. Seeds may thus be conveye&
not only for considerable distances or
land, but also from continents to ocean
le islands, which may in this way ac
quire a new vegetation.
Some London Clubs.
London has many curious clubs, sue!
as the Utopians, whose motto is "Serv
God and be merry," and the, Frotl:
Blowers, whose members are said t
be bound to curse and swear ever3
time they enter the club. There ar
also many unregistered clubs whic1
have no headquarters and take out n(
licenses, and there are also many clubs
whose members are manifestly drawi
together by some common bond of sym
pathy. Among these the London Dall3
Express enumerates the following:
The Boz club (admirers of Charlei
The '05 club (amicability and the arts)
The Royalists (guillotines and dia
The Castaways' club (resigned nava
The Lost Legion (for empire plo
The Wlys of Madeir.
The people of Mad ai I
meets with no ann
fear mosquitoes; ne . er hahet'
take any produtions ag~Inst belal
molested in the most out of the wa:
parts. Everywhere civility, politenesi
and pleasant faces will greet him
The prices asked are grote'sque, oftei
five tindes what will be finally aocept
ed. Some find the absence of fixet
prices abroad a great nuisance, bu
the bargaining in Madeira is so gooi
humored and c-m be made so amusinj
that the chiange of custom in this re
spet is rather refreshing.
A Picturesque Wedding.
An interesting wedding recently tool
place in England. The bridegroom wa.
a fireman, and accordingly the mem
ers of the local fire brigade attende<
the wedding. They formed up outsi&
the church and made an arch wit1
their axes, under which the bride an<
bridegroom walked. Then the firemei
drew the happy couple home in a cau
riage, blowing their whistles as the:
went throngh the streets.
One of the oddities of nomenclatur~
Is that the combination of mnetal
known as German silver centnan n<
silver'In its composition and is of Ci
nese and not of German origin. I
was introduced into Europe by th
Germans, and for some time it was no
generally known that they had simpi:
borrowed it from the Chinese.
Here is a remedy for goiter ani
glandular swellings: Glycerinated 10
dine lotion-iodide of potassium, twi
drams; distilled water, one pint; glyc
ein (pure), one ounce. Dissolve tbA
iodide in the water, then add the gly':
erin. Apply with antiseptic gauze c:
On His Dignity.
Mr. Q. Ponze-No, sir; my daughto
would starve if she married you. Mr
Nocoyne-Oh, well, if you1're the so:
of man that would let your own daugh
ter starve I've no desire to become
relative of yours. I withdraw my re
quest, sir.-Cleveland Leader.
Longing For a Soaker.
Hobbs-Queer, isn't it, that it neve
-ains when one wants it to? ,Dobbs
Garden in need- of rain? Hobbs-N':
it's myself. My wife gave me a new
umbela for a birthday present, anAi
It hasn't rained since.
The Caller-Your art gallery Is
treat. This picture especially is de
lightful;~ the values are so weli hal
anced. Mr. Porkham - That's right
frame, $200; picture, same price.
1 rIp Quickly Knocked Out.
"Some weeks ago during the sever<
winter weather both my wife and my
self contracted severe colds whict
speedily developed into the worst kind
f Ia grippe wvith all its miserabli
symptoms,'' says Mr. J. S. Egleston ci
Maple Langing, Iown. "Knees and
joints aching, muscles sore, head
topped up, eyes and nose running,
with alternate spells of chills and fever.
We bean using Chamberlain's Cough
Iemedy, aiding the same with a
double dose of Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets, and by its liberal
use soon completely knoeked out the
grip" Sold by Cbear Drug Co. and
all mediine dalnere.
Burled by Tnorn- -ixit.
Allerton Hall was upw)vard of four
centuries the property and residence of
the Kitchingman family. It was the
largest and most ancient mansion in
Chapeltown, consisting of about sixty
rooms, with gardens and pleasure
grounds. The Kitchingman fanily for
upward of 400 years were carried from
this hall by torchlight to be Interred in
the choir of St. Peter's church in Leeds.
At the Interment of any of the family
the great chandelier, consisting of thir
ty-six branches, was always lighted.
in the year 1716 Robert Kitchingman
died May 7, aged 100 years. le or
,ered his body to be buried with torch
lights at Chapel Allerton. He was in
terred on May 1, when 100 torches
were carried. The room where the
body was laid was hung with black,
and a velvet pa'l, with escutcheons,
was born by the chief gentry. The
pallbearers had a!l scarf, biscuits and
sack; the whole company had gloves.
Fifty pounds were given among the
poor in the chapel yard on the day of i
his lhterment. Mary, his wife, died
July 28, 1716, aged ninety-seven years.
She was interrel precisely in the same
way.-"Annals of Yorkshire."
For Black Eyes.
It Is often the case that people meet
with accidents and bruises that cause
disti'guring discolorations, from which
they suffer not a little embarrassment
and annoyance. It is worth while to
know that thereIs a simple remedy
and one quite within the reach of
every one. 1nmediately after the acci
dent mix an equal quantity of cap
sicum annum with mucilage made of
gum arabic. To this add a few drops
of glycerin. The bruised surface should
be carefully cleansed and dried, then
painted all over with the eapsicum
preparation. Use a calel's hair brush
and allow it to dry, then put on the
second or third coat as soon as the
first is entirely a'bsorbed. A medical
journal is authority for the statement
that if this course is pirsued Immedi
ately after the injury discoloration of
the bruised tissue will be wholly pre
vented. It is also said thatthis reme
dy is unequaled as a cure for rheuma
tism or stiffness of the neck.
The President For a Day Story.
The story that Daviq R. Atchison of
Missouri was president for a day start
ed as a joke. Atchison was president
of the senate at the expiration of Pres
Ident Polk's term, and the law at that
time provided that that oficial should
succeed to the presidency in default of
both president and vice president.
March 4, 1849, was Sunday, and Pres
ident Zachary Taylor did not take the
oath of office until Monday, March 5.
Nomebody thereupon started the joke
that neither ?olk nor Taylor was pres
Ident during the odd day and that
Atchison must ha've been. But if Tay
lor eould not under the constitution be
pcesident until he had, taken the oath
of office how coild Atchison? - He did
not take, the oath either.-St Louis
The Word "TariI."
'" word tariff ha n
payable on demnud, and c cur
rent in the following way: A cortain
Moorish general, by name Tarifa,
seized in the year 710 upon a small
seaport some twenty miles from what
Is now Gibraltar and the southernmost
town in Europe. Here he founded a
station for levying toll on all craft
trading In the neighborhood and be
stowed his name upon the place, after
the manner of Constantine, Alexander
and others- The word came eventual
ly to signify a schedule of charges and
passed Into the French, Italian and
Weird Story of a Chiair.
-In the museum at Cape Tdwn Is
shown an old fashioned, high backed
wooden chair, to which attaches a
weird story. It Is related that the chair
Iis the one in which the Dutch governor
was found sitting dead a few mo
ments after the execution of a soldier
whom he had sentenced to he hanged,
and who on his doom being pronounced
solemnly called upon his condemner to
accompany him to the throne of th'e
"On Satan's Knees."
A little girl of five or so~ was much
puzzled on hearing the lines of the old
And Satan trembles when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.
"Whatever," she asked, "did they
want to sit on Satan's knees for? I'm
sure I should not lik~e to sit on Satan's
Iknees at all, and why should he trem
-ble If they, were so little?"
From the Irish.
First Citizen-I beg your pardon, sir.
-but I am a stranger in Dublin. Can
you direct me to Grafton street? Sec
ond Ditto-With Pleasure. Sure it's
the second turn to the right. First
Ditto-Thank you, sir. (Walks off.)
Second Ditto (calling after him)-Hi!
-If you' .a left handed man it's the
other way entirely.-Lonldon Globe.
Takcing No Chance.
"Perhaps," suggested the waiter,
"you would like a Welsh rabbit."
"No," said the austere customer- "I
"A Welsh rabbit is made of cheese,
-you know, sir."
"I know It. As I saldebefore, I am a
Svegoaran"-Ch icago Tribune.
"She is so rigidly conscientious."
"Yes; she sticks to her principles as
-if It were a matter of etiquette."
According to an old superstition of
the medlaeval church, whenever a cock
crows a lie is being told,
Rheumatism Makes Life Miser-able.
A happy home is the most valuable
possesiou that is within the ra'ch of
mankidi, but you cannot enjoy its
omforts if you are suffering from
rheumatism. Ycu throw aside busi
ess cares when you enter your home
and you can be relieved from those
iheuatic pains also by applying
Chamberlain's Pain B:tim. One ap
p~lication will give you relief and its
continued use for a short time will
bring about a permanent cure. For
sale by Obear Drug Co. and all medi
WILL BE CONTINUED II
the future the same as in the pas
in the old establishment in all it!
diepartments with a full stock o
Caskets, Burial Oases and Coffin:
ionstantly on hand, and use o
hearse when requested.
Thankful for past patronag<
a~nd solicitous for a share in thi
future, in the old stand.
" tended at all hours.
IlffT SIN SHOP.
J. M. ELLIOTT & Co.
To the head of every family who is
ambitious for the future and educatiot
of his children, we have a Specia:
Proposition to make.
No article in the house shows th4
evidence of culture that does a Piau<
or Organ. No accomplishment gives
.3 much pleasure or is of as great valu4
in after life as the knowledge of musi<
and the ability to play well.
Our Small Payment Plan makes th<
Ownership of a High Grade Piano 0:
Just a few dollars down and a smnai
payment each month or quarterly oi
semi-annually and the Instrument if
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Columbia, S. C.
Dr. Miles' Restorative Nerv
ine has been so successful in
curing these brain-wrecking
diseases that there is every
reason to belicve that even the
most hopeless cases can be
benefited, if not fully restored.
We will be pleascd to refer
any one thus afflicted to many
who now enjoy the blessing of
health, after years of hopeless
"I have a son that had brain fever
hewc-st type and he was pronounced
ncurabe. Ispet hundreds of dollar
ffteen years he became so bad that we
-insan, at Log nsport. Ind.taelwar
tnued torow wheorse, so webrough
coditione 30 haost his mind almos
cntley. co dy kvnew one of the
was a total- wreck. He had from 5 to
r. Miles' ervine an b>efore the firs
bottlte wat sed, We hal esee a change
tover light spel since last August,
ways. Wethonne hI ocured as he
wihes to ask any quetiona concerning
E.H BNNLL, Lincoln nso
Dr. Miles' Nervin~e a~ sold by your'
tirt bttle wi bcrn ft. f It falls,t he
will refund your mncney.
Miles Medical Cn_1 Eikliaet. Tm
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