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Right in Fabric,
Right in Cut,
Right in Finish,
Right in Price !
OUR buyer has just returned from the markets, where
we secured all the latest styles in our line.
It is C[uite business-like to wear a Single or Double
Breast Square Cut Sacque. The Three or Four Button Sacque
or Cutaway Frock is very sporty.
At our prices for Pants you need not wear your wife's
In dressing you we will not forget to give you the latest
shapes in Stiff and Soft Hats. Our line of Furnishings sur
passes any ever kept in the city-so our trade says-and we
are adding; to it daily. We will take as much pains in dress
ing you in a $5.00 Suit and 50c. Hat as we would if you wish
a $25 or a $50 Suit.
P. S.-I will appreciate a call from any one wishing to be
dressed in style._ A. G. MEANS, Jr.
AND GOING TO SHAH THIS COUNTRY from centre to circuniferenca with
UNHEARD OF BARGAINS, ouch aa the following :
BEST SATIN CALF SHOES, solid oak, inner and outer seles, elastic, guaranteed
for 12 months, for only $1.25. Never have been sold in Anderson for leas than ?2.00.
Also, Men's High Cut Whole Stock. Oak Soles Plow 8HOES for only Si.00. You
have never bought them for less than $1.35 to $150.
And everything else at UNHEARD OF PRICES.
Your trade we are going to have, if you are at all interested in bnving Goods from
Renumber, we are in our New Store room, near Railroad Bridge.
Your3 always truly,
D. C. Sm&Wm ai BRO.
For tlie best results'use tlie only reliable
Gkatmpa Cane lis ul liWmi Evaporators.
They are tbe best manufactured.
We have a full line of
Including Spokes,
Rims, Hubs,
Shafts, Axles,
Wheels-already tired.
Loaded Shells,
And last, but not least, we want to call the
attention of GLNNERS to our line of....
Rubber and Leather Belting,
Engine Fittings, and all necessary
Repair Valves and Bolts.
S?f Come to see us. We will treat you right, and guarantee satisfac
General Harware,
Anderson, S. C.
THERE is a great danger menaces
the public. It lurks out of sight in the
form ot weak and impure Drugs. If .
you have a prescription to compound,
the formula is made up with the suppo
sition that the Drugs are pure and
strong. If any of them are weak the
others will overbalance it and a great
danger is imminent.
Our Drugs are Absolutely Pure.
YES, I can give it to you, if you will give me a call, see my Goods and
get my prices. My Stock consists of
Fancy and Family Groceries,
Canned Goods,
Tobacco and Cigars,
In faat, almost everything in the Grocery line.
I am not afraid of competition, but I want you to give me a call, and if
my Goods and prices don't suit you, you need not purchase.
But be sure that what you eat and drink
is bought at the
Popular Grrocery I
Nothing but First Class Goods are sold There.
HAVE you tried our SEAL BRAND or MORNING JOY COFFEES, put up in
one and two pound Cans. If not you are behind the times. Their <qual is
not found in the oity.
The same can bo truthfully said about KINGAN HAMS and SWAN'S DOWN
Why do you worry about something nice to eat and drink ? Simply because you
bavent been to see us.
With OUR STOHK OF GROCERIES before you it will take but a moment to
solect something for Breakfav. Dinner or Supper.
"A word to the wise ia sufficient." Yours truly,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers, Anderson, S. C.
?St* Remember, we sell the bsst;LIMB and CEMENT on the market.
Philosopher Gives a Dissertation on the
Ways of Cooks.
Atlanta Constitution.
Every good thing in this world has
its dark side, its shadow, and every
shadow is brightened by some com
pensation-some rift in the clouds that
still makes life worth living. The
cook has quit, and I thought from the
family talk that the bottom had drop
ped out, for she was a good eook and
kept the kitchen as clean as a parlor,
and the knives and the silverware al
ways bright and the dishes shining,
and there was a napkin spread at the
head of the table to keep me from soil
ing the damask when I carved the
chicken or the steak, for I am a little
careless about those things. She
dident talk much, nor seem to be in a
hurry, and she was kind to the grand
children and made them little biscuits.
She took good care of the cow and
kept me in ice-cold buttermilk and made
enough butter to do us when we dident
Lave company. Sometimes she brought
us some green corn or some butter
beans from her own garden, and, take
her all in all, she was the best servant
we have had since the war.
But she has one fault. She will
quit when she takes a notion-when
the spirit moves her-and you never
know when it is going to move her.
She said she was tired and I reckon
she was. She might come back in a
week or two or she might not. So we
concluded to go along without a cook
for a few days and see how it was, and
it is not so bad, after all. It nearly
kills my wife to get up soon, but I
like it. In fact, I can't lie abed after
sunrise, and so we parceled out the
work to suit us all. William must fire
up the stove and put on the hominy
and grind the coffee and prepare the
ham, or the breakfast bacon, or the
beefsteak, and then call one of the
girls to make the biscuit and fry the
battercakes or bake the waffles. By
the time breakfast is ready my wife is
ready and we all enjoy it, and then
her part comes in, for she had rather
wash the dishes than do anything.
She wants to be sure that they are
clean. And then she churns to be
sure that the butter is clean. We
cook dinner if we feel like it, and we
don't if we don't. In fact ifcis a relief
to eat a cold lunch these hot days. It
saves work and saves time and expense
and makes digestion easy. My opinion
is that the average family has too
much cooking done, and so if we have
no cook and have to do the work our
selves, there will be less done and less
to surfeit ourselves with, and we will
have better health and sleep better
and snore less and feel brighter in the
morning. This is the bright side of
doing without a cook. Then, again, I
save $2 a week in silver at 16 to 1, and
a penny saved is two pence gained,
as Dr. Franklin says, then we are
ahead at the rate of $4 a week. That's
a big lot of money now. I pay that
over to my wife and daughter to keep
them reconciled, but I verily believe
they would be glad to see Mrs. Sicily
Mims back here to-morrow morning.
They hired a colored neighbor to milk
the cow and sometimes to kill and
dress a chicken, and so we are getting
along splendid while running this in
dependent line.
But there is no independent line.
It is curious and somewhat humiliating
to think how dependent we are upon
one another. If the Vanderbilts and
Astor8 were wrecked at sea and cast
on an island they would perish to
death within a week. Dick Wilson
wouldent, for he was raised in the
woods and would soon grabble up
something. We are dependent on the
butcher and baker and grocer for our
daily supplies and they are dependent
upon the farmers who raise them and
on their customers who buy them.
Even the salt they sell us is an abso
lute necessity. Then there is the
family ' doctor. How could we get
along with-out him ? It was only a
few months ago when I had to get up
in the night and go half a mile for him
in a fox trot, and I feared the little
girl would die before I got back, but
she dident and he relieved her and
relieved our great anxiety, too. There,
is no such thing as independence in
this life, but it is approximated by
those who were raised to work. The
boys who can chop wood and plow and
fit an ax helve to an ax or repair a
leak in the roof or get a tack out of a
shoe, or take off part of the heel tap
or mend a chair or a window blind, or
lay a hearth or put in a pane of glass,
or do a hundred little things about
the house and home, will save many
a dollar where others would send for a
man and lose it. The girls who have
learned to cut and fit and make their
own garments, and those of their
younger sisters and who can cook a
good meal when it is necessary and
hang a picture on the wall or make a
firescreen or a lampshade or a pillow
for the sofa or even put a new coat of
paint on the mantle will make good
wives and mothers. You won't find
many of these boys and girls in high
life nor in what is called society, and
the danger is that if misfortune comes
in these perilious times and riches
take wings and fly away these children
of the rich will be utterly helpless.
The trouble with me now is that I
am the only boy about the house and
my legs don't obey me with that
alacrity they used to. I fell up the
steps this morning with an armful of
stove wood, but it is better to fall up
than down. The cow dident come
home last night and our little grand
child said she reckoned she was in
the woods trying to find a calf. "Who
said so?" tasked "Sicily told me
so," she said, "and I wish she would
find one. A pretty little white one or
a brown one would do." That cow
has got over the dead line I'll bet and
some farmer has taken her up and it
will cost me a dollar to get her back.
Now, if I had a boy I could send him
after her, but they all deserted us
lor ; ago. If we had life to live over
again we wouldn't raise boys. They
go too far away. I would like a little
grandson to run about and wait on me,
but there is none within reach. Our
grandsons are mostly girls, and they
are good children and comfort us all
they can. I've planted some popcorn
for them, and we will have some fun
this winter. I was reading the other
day about happiness and thc writer
said there was no such thing as pres
ent happiness, that when weare young
it is just ahead of us, and when we
are old it is behind us. There is a
good deal of melancholy truth in that,
but it is not wholly true. It depends
on how a man schools himself to bear
the ills of life. Ile can be happy if
he will or he can make himself miser
able by brooding over little troubles.
The world is bright and beautiful and
full of blessings to those who try to
see it so. So let Mrs. Minis stay away
if she wants to and let the old cow
keep on hunting fora calf aud we will
still be calm and serene. B. A.
Flogged a Peeper.
NEW BRUNSWICK:, N.J., Aug. 20.
-Five pretty young women, who
caught a curious man peeping at them
w-ile they were bathing in Manaplan
Creek, near Old Bridge, yesterday
afternoon, chased the peeper, and,
dragging him into the water, taught
him a lesson that he will always re
The girls were Martha Bobbins,
Agnes Thayer and Sadie Hickman,
farmers' daughters, and Madge ana
Jennie Hackett, sisters, from New
York, who are boarding at the Bob
bins farm. For several weeks the
girls enjoyed the delight of bathing
in a secluded swimming hole in the
creek far from the road, where no one
could disturb them. Two of the girls
who could swim would not be hamper
ed by any bathing suits yesterday,
and, having no fear of intrusion, left
their clothes on a grassy bank and
boldly plunged into the water.
The young women were enjoying
themselves in the water, little dream
ing that Samuel Budlong, a young
workman on the Hickman farm, waa
peeping at them through the bushes
on tho other side of the creek. He
had heard their merry laughter from
a nearby field, and, anxious to get a
peep at the girls, had sneaked to the
bank. The girls never would have
known it at all, probably, had not
Budlong, in his eagerness to get a
good view of the living pictures, lean
ed too hard against a bush, which
gave way with a cracking noise.
When the girls looked up in sur
prise they saw Budlong scrambling up
the bank, down which he had fallen
when the bush gave way. For a mo
ment the girls were too startled to
move. Then, realizing that the man
had been peeping at them, the three
girls who wore bathing suit3 ran from
the water and with anger rankling in
their minds gave chase. Budlong, in
his hasty flight, fell over a log, and
before he could scramble to his feet
again the girls had seized him. De
termined to teach the young man a
lesson, the girls dragged him back to
the swimming hole.
Budlong struggled in vain. The
girls had not lived on thc farm for
nothing, and the man was almost
helpless in their strong arms. By
the time the girls with their victim
had reached the water's edge tho other
two girls were hastily dressing. They
were thoroughly frightened at the
boldness of the three girls and watch
ed them in mute astonishment. But
the three young women were angry,
and dragged Budlong into the water,
screaming at him, "We'll teach you
to peep at us through the bushes, you
miserable scoundrel!" They follow
ed up their words by ducking the
young man under the water.
They did this several times, until
he cried for mercy. Then the girls
released the youth aud allowed him to
sneak away in his wet clothes. Miss
Hickman told her father about his
farmhand's action when she came
home to supper. Mr. Hickman be
came very angry at the news, and,
going to the barn, took a horsewhip
from a buggy and stated to look for
his employee. He found the young
man changing his clothes in the
"You get out of here or I'll horse
whip you within an inch of your life!"
he shouted to the youth.
Hickman brought the whip down
upon his shoulders with a crack that
made the youth wince. Budlong did
not stop to talk, but with his back
smarting under the lashes the farmer
had given him, fled from the place.
He has not been seen around the Old
Bridge since.-New Torie Herald.
How to Train a Bird Dog.
Never be too familiar with a young
dog. He must have a certain respect,
not necessarliy a fear of you, but he
must learn to obey. Any intelligent
puppy will learn his name in a few
lessons. Once you have given it to
him never change it. Mind you this
-when he has once recognized you as
being his master,- his one idea is
to please you and to deserve a pat on
the head and a word of praise. Never
tussle with him with a stick and never
deceive him under any pretences.
More dogs have been spoiled by their
master not playing fair with them
than one could reckon. Be honest
with your dog and he will be honest
with you.
If you have a gun, and your dog is
of that kind which has inherited thc
scent for game, the first thing to teach
him is to fetch and carry-that is, to
retrieve-and this without chewing or
mutilatiog the object which he brings.
A way to break a dog of this is to
take an old glove, puta few tacks with
the points extending outward and fill
it full of cotton. He will find that by
picking it up gently he can carry it
without discomfort, while if he at
tempts to worry it the consequences
are not agreeable. This lesson is
much better for him than any amount
of whipping, and he will remember it
much longer,
If you wish to shoot over your dog
tho next thing is to make him find the
bird. To do this, thc best way is to
procure a live quail, which can easily
be bad from any bird fancier ; put it
iu a small cage and show it to the pup,
warning him not to touch it. Then
conceal tue cage in a copse of fern or
grass, and bring him carefully in that
direction. Never let him nearer than
within four or five feet of it; then
speak to him encouragingly. Under
thc influence of your words he will
become all attentions, and a dog thus
properly broken will never "flush a
covey" unless he runs into them by
accident or when he is carried away
by excitement, under which circum
stances he will show contrition.
Harper s Round Table.
- In a recent letter to the manu
facturers Mr. W. F. Benjamin, editor
of the Spectator, Rushford, N. Y.,
says: "lt may bea pleasure to you
to know the high esteem in which
Chamberlain's medicines are held by
the people of your own State, where
they must be best known. An aunt
of mine, who resides at Dexter, Iowa,
was about to visit me a few years
oince, and before leaving home wrote
me, asking if they were sold here,
stating if they were not she would
bring a quantity with her as she did
not like to bc without them." The
medicines referred to arc Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy, famous for its cures
of colds and croup; Chamberlain's
Pain Balm for rheumatism, lame back,
pains in the side and chest, and
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy for bowel com
plaints. These medicines have been
in constant use in Iowa for almost a
quarter of a century. The people
have learned tbat they are articles of
great worth and merit, and unequaled
by any other. They are for sale here
by Hill Bros.
The Election of Either Bryan or Mc
Kinley Would Ruin the Country.
To the Editor of the News and Cou
rier : You will see that your old cor
respondent is again in the quiet and
peaceful valley of Nacoochee. I feel
it r, great privilege to onoe more visit
"Child of tho Chattahoochee,
Hid in the hills afar."
Nearly all the friends and relatives
of my early childhood have crossed the
river. Since I was herc last summer
an only brother, Edwin P. Williams,
aged 83, died. Two sisters and the
colored mauma, who is 100 years old,
are the only ones left of my early
companions. The old must make
places for the young. None of us,
however aged we may be, or however
good off in healt':, are willing to die.
Heaven we all believe to be a very
good place, but we know more of our
earthly homo than we do of Heaven.
All are willing to live as long as they
can. It is a merciful provision of
Providence that the young or old ever
realize that they are going to die. All
want to live, even if they have to work
so hard and struggle for a living.
The rest in my quiet mountain home
gives me an opportunity to investi
gate the much agitated question of
"gold and silver."
I take up this question from the
beginning of time. We find that an
cient Abraham dealt in silver. He
weighed four hundred shekels of sil
ver to Ephron to pay for the field of
Machpelan. For a long period the
metal that was used for money was
cast into rude bars and stamped.
Originally, so far as I can learn, silver
coi a was in all countries, for a long
period the only coin which was con
sidered as the standard or measure of
In England gold was not a legal ten
der for a century after it was coined
into money. Before the discovery of
the mines in America the value of
gold and silver was regulated in the
different mints in Europe' between the
proportions of 1 to 10. That is one
ounce of gold was worth ten ounces of
silver, while at ono time it was 1 to 5.
For the past two hundred years it has
been about 1 to 15. This vexed and
much misunderstood question will
have iio bc settled for the good of the
country hy the people and not by the
politicians and speculators.
More than 350 years ago DeSoto
marched from Florida to "Nacoochee
Old Town" with an array of Spaniards
and Indians numbering some five thou
sand. Here, in this beautiful coun
try, then the capital of the Cherokee
Nation, he established, in Nacoochee
Valley, his headquarters, sheltered as
they were on the north, west and
south by mountain walls, some of
them towering five thousand feet in
the air. DeSoto had been informed
by earlier Spanish adventurers that
great quantities of gold could be found
here. He built a long row of houses
and in a short time his coffers were
filled with gold.
DeSoto was consequently the first
"gold bug" in this country. Bis fate
is known to your readers. The reason
the natives are for gold is because of
the discovery of that precious metal
here in 1828. Notwithstanding the
vast quantity gathered by the Span
iards and the millions and millions
since 1828 by our people there is still
more gold in "Nacoochee and its sur
roundings" than there is in all the
vaults of the United States. How
much it will cost to remove it from
its snug deposits remains to be seen.
The modern improvements in ma
chinery has greatly lessened the ex
pense of mining.
When I was a boy here in my early
teens and saw the miners picking up
nuggets worth from one to four thou
sand dollars I was a true, true gold
bug. But my father, who was a far
mer, was not willing that the agricul
tural currency of the country should
be disturbed, ordered me to the corn
field to make corn, which was a legal
tender at one dollar per bushel and to
make bacon at ten cents per pound,
and other farm products, which had
their currency value. I was taught
that agriculture was the true founda
tion of all wealth and labor the power
that supplies nations with their annual
consumption. And that labor, either
with the hands or the brains, the ap
plication of our gifts to some benefi
cent result, is the basis of improve
ment and happiness.
If our people will devote more time
to the cultivation of the soil and less
to politics it would be better for the
whole country. I shall be glad when
our Presidential election is. over.
Since my earliest recollection it has
been a thorn in the flesh. In 1843 I
was deeply interested in the election
of Henry Clay for President. Politi
cal excitement at that time ran high,
brother arrayed against brother, and
father against son. I was an old line
Whig. I had worked myself up to the
belief that if Clay was not elected the
country would become bankrupt.
To my surprise and mortification
Henry Clay was defeated by James K.
Polk. As I now remember Polk's ad
ministration was a brilliant one. The
great State of Texas was admitted into
the Union. The country prospered
from Maine to Texas. I was so dis
appointed at the defeat of Clay I have
never gone crazy again in politics. I
have always endeavored to vote for
the best man.
I do not now believe that the elec
tion of either McKinley or Bryan will
ruin the country. Some of my best
friends think that if McKinley should
be elected the great financial question
would be settled. So far as I can see
very few men have a clear understand
ing of the gold and silver question.
For ages it has bothered the best
minds in thc old and new world.
1 am pleased to report tho improve
ment in the people in this mountain
region. I have been to a large gath
ering of men and women. The change
for the better in the past ten years
wau very perceptible.
1 am gratified to say that of the
thousand men that I have met I have
not seen one under the influence of
liquor. There is not a bar room in all
this section. There is indeed hope of
a country that produces sober men
anc. women.
(leorge P. Williams, Jr., has built
him a summer home in thc beautiful
valley of Santee, one mile distant
from my residence. It is said to be
the handsomest location in Nacoochee.
Hil valley and mountain views are
simply grand.
l\racoochee, Ga., August 22.
- From all accounts Chamberlain's
Cough Kemedy is a Godsend to the
afflicted. There is no advertisement
about this; we feel just like saying
it.-The. Democrat, Carrollton, Ky.
For sale by Hill Bros.
Wedding Superstitions.
Never wear an emerald for an en
gagement ring. If you do you will
die an old maid.
Don't lose your wedding riDg ; if
you do bad luck will pursue you.
To allow another girl to wear your
engagement ring not only signifies
that you are extremely foolish, but
also means that you will lose the one
you love best and who has promised
to lead you to the altar.
The bride who would be rich should
slip a gold dollar into each shoe or
slipper just before she enters the
To receive a proposal of marriage
in a horse car or in any other public
place means that your married life
will be attended by unpleasant no
The rustic lover who sees a snake
when on his way to propose to his
sweetheart should turn back and pro
pose some other time; for let him know
that a snake is an omen of exceeding
ill import.
No bridal couple should at once ven
ture from land. Stay on terra firma
for at least a week. You will not re
gret it.
No bride should accept any of the
pets of her friends as gifts if she would
not have their consequent ill luck.
For a young girl to sit on the table
in the presence of young men it may
be taken as a sure sign that she wants
to get married.
Above all things, don't get married
in a church near which is an open
grave. It means the worst kind of
bad luck, if not early and violent
If the wedding ring is dropped dur
ing the ceremony the bride may as
well wish herself unborn, for she will
always have evil luck.
The bride who finds a spider on her
wedding drees may consider herself
No bride, if she would have good
luck, should bake her own wedding
cake. To do so invites ill fortune.
Kiss a bride right after the cere
mony, and before the newly made hus
band has had a chance to do so, and
you will have excellent luck through
out the year.
Should a bride perchance see a coffin
while being driven to the railroad sta
tion prior to departing on her wedding
tour, she should order the driver to
turn back and start over again,
or else she will surely meet with bad
No bride or groom should be given
a telegram while on the way to
church. It is positively a sign of
Maidens eager to wed should give
dish water heated to the boiling point
a wide berth. It means that they will
not marry for a long time, if they at
tempt to cleanse dishes in water so
It is said that whoever goes to sleep
first on the wedding night will die first.
Both should try and go to sleep to
Upon retiring the bride should
place her stockings under her pil
low. This will certainly insure good
If you can possibly avoid it, don't
postpone your wedding. Better be
wedded on a sick bed than defer the
ceremony. Love and Hymen cure many
Night weddings are better than
none, yet they are by no means the
best. The bride whom the sunshine
cannot fall upon is sure to experience
troublous times. If she have chil
dren they will die youDg.
One of Chicago's Wonders.
Some surprising results were elicited
the other day at an examination of
candidates for admission to the Joseph
Medill Summer School,, near Chicago.
Thirty-five boys and girls applied.
They were asked to answer these six
questions : 1. Were you ever in the
woods ? 2. Did you ever see the
lake ? 3. Did you ever pick a flower?
4. Were you- ever -in the park ? 5.
Did you ever ride in a wagon behind
horses ? 6. Did you ever ride in a
car on the railroad ?
On examining the answers it was
found that thirty out of thirty-five
had never been in the woods, nineteen
had never seen Lake Michigan, eight
had neVer picked a flower. During
the writing of the answers one little
girl was found to be crying bitterly.
On inquiry it was discovered that she
had been obliged to answer no to
nearly all the questions, and "was
afraid she wouldn't pass." The sec
retary of the bureau of charities said :
t:She had never seen Lake Michigan,
never picked a flower, never been in
the woods, but she understood per
fectly well what an examination was."
The most surprising feature is that
the children all lived in Chicago, a
city which extends twenty miles along
the shores of Lake Michigan and back
into the woods and flowering prairies
for a distance ranging from six to six
teen miles.-New York Herald.
Thc Object of hi? Curiosity.
"It heats me," he said as he laid
down his newspaper thoughtfully. "I
dunno's I ever thought of itafore, but
that it does conic ter my mind, it cer
tainly beats me."
"Whut air ye talking about?"
asked his wife anxiously.
"Literatoor," he answered. '"Course
we've seen it showed up in the news
papers time an agin how all an editor
does is ter set down weth a pot o'
paste an a pair o' scissors an cut out
things ter put inter 'is paper."
"Certainly. I don't see nothing so
beatin about that."
"But this is the question : Some
feller hez ter git them pieces up in
the fust place. It never struck me
afore, but I'm blest cf I wouldn't like
ter know who the feller is thet start
in an gits up them there things fur
the editors ter cut out."-Detroit
Fr PC Press.
Sent lt to Hla Mother In Germany.
Mr. Jacob Esbenson, who is in the
employ of the Chicago Lumber Co., at
Des Moines, Iowa, says: "I have
just sent some medicine back to my
motherin the old country, that I know
from personal use to be the best medi
cine in the world for rheumatism,
having used it in my family for several
years. It is called Chamberlain's
Pain Balm. It always does the work."
50 cent bottles for sale by Hill Bros.
- If you wish success in life, make
perseverance your bosom friend, ex
perience your wise counsellor, caution
your elder brother, and hope your
guardian genius.
The Mcon's Bright Face Was Partially
Augusta Chronicle, Aug. 23.
People who remained up a little la
ter th an usual, last night were com
pensated by observing a beautiful
eclipse of the moon a few minutes af
ter midnight. While the eclipse was
not a total one, the moon was a little
more than half obscured, and being
high in the heavens at the time, the
phenomenon could be observed with
great satisfaction as the skies were
The first contact occurred on tbe
Eatern limb of the moon, 101 degrees
from its Cortil point, and the last con
tact on the "Western limb, 153 degrees
from its North point. The magnitude
of the eclipse was 0.735, the moon's
diameter being 1.
A lunar eclipse is caused by the
passage of the moon through the
earth's shadow. The moon, is a dark
non-luminous body, and shines by the
reflected light of the sun, and ita jour
ney around the sun it sometimes plun
ges in the dark shadow of the earth,
thus becoming totally or partially ob
scured from view.
If an orange or a ball is held up in
the sunshine a long, tapering shadow
will extend out into space, but it will
be invisible unless it falls upon some
illuminated body. In like manner
the earth casts a long shadow out into
space opposite the sun, and to a dis
tance about three times that of the
moon from it. The diameter of this
tapering shadow at the moon's distance
is about three times the diameter of
the moon, so that if the moon's course
lies centrally through this shadow it
becomes entirely obscured, or totally
eclipsed. But on account of the incli
nation of the moon's orbit to the eclip
tic, the moon sometimes, as in the cane
last night, passes only through the
edge of the shadow, producing a par
tial eclipse.
An eclipse of the moon always hap
pens at full moon, and at no other time,
while an eclipse of the sun always oc
curs itt new moon.
Before the real causes of eclipses
were understood these phenomena
were regarded with much superstitious
dread, and their recurrence is strange
ly interwoven in the history of the
world's religions. Columbus once
took advantage of au eclipse to fright
en the ignorant Indians into supplying
him with food. More than 2,000
years before Christ the Chinese royal
astronomers were required to predict
the eclipses for their national religious
festivals, and on one occasion Hi and
Ho, two of these astronomers, were put
to death because they failed to pre
dict an eclipse of the sun. Many of
the church festivals of to-day, such as
Easter, Good Friday, etc., are regula
ted by the moon, and the astronomer
now, as in ancient times, must calcu
late all these dates for the various
The moon is 2,160 miles in diame
ter, and its average distance from the
earth is about 240,000 miles, ka it
rotates upon its axis once for every
revolution around the earth, it keeps
the same side always toward us, so
that we never see but one side of the
moon. The surface of the moon is
extremely rough and mountainous,
with abundant evidences of former
volcanic activity. Huge craters and
mountain ranges abound on every
hand, and some of the peaks rise "to
an elevation of more than five miks.
An opera glass will reveal much upon
the moon which cannot be seen by the
naked eye." The bright portions are
elevations, while the dark areas are
supposed to be the bottoms of dried
up seas and lakes. One of these dark
spots on the North wettern side of the
moon, and known as Mare Ciisium, is
almost exactly the same size as the
State of Georgia. It appears rather
small, but ic will serve as a compara
tive guide in estimating areas on the
moon's surface. The moon has no
water, air or clouds, and hence no an
imal or vegetable life, and no fire or
sound. It is believed that the moon
once possessed all these, but as it grad
ually cooled off the water and atmos
ph?re were gradually absorbed into
its porous mass, leaving it as it is, a
fossil world and a fit prototype of our
own, for so far as science reveals this
same process of radiation and absor p
tion going on in our earth, and a time
will come when this old earth, like the
moon, will become a cosmic wreck,
without life, air, water or fire.
According to the nebular theory,
the moon is composed of the same ma
terials as the earth-indeed, its mat
ter was once mingled with that of the
earth. For two weeks at a time the
sun shines down upon one side of the
moon with unmitigated fury, then for
two weeks more a night of black dark
ness and intense cold prevails. Thus
the moon is subject to great extremes
of heat and cold.
There is a very widespread belief
that die moon in some mysterious way
affects the weather, and exerts some
unaccountable control upon the pro
cesses; of animal and vegetable life.
Many impartial scientific investiga
tions'of these matters have been made
by observations covering many years,
aod the conclusions do not justify the
People are fond of traditions, and
are loath to give them up. Coinci
dents are noticed and discordances
are overlooked, and the conclusions
drawn from the data are bound to be
erroneous. Let anyone make honest,
impartial observations on the moon
and the weather for many years, per
mitting no pet theory to influence his
records or conclusions, and he will
find that his theory of the moon and
the weather will be demolished.
The dark shadow of the earth upon
thc moon last night was by ita curved
shape a proof of the earth's rotundity,
and though it seamed to encroach
upon the bright portion of the moon
very slowly, it was in reality moving
at a rate of about 2,000 miles per
hour, or rather the moon was moving
at this rate into the shadow, for that
wrt3 really the case.
There will be no more eclipse this
year, and nose of the sun of much
importance visible in this section till
May 28th in the year 1900, when
there will sweep nearly centrally over
Georgia at middav a grand total
eclipse of the sun which thia genera
tiva will never forget. ?
My Man Kicked Me Out.
I heard Colonel Bain tell this story
at a Chautauqua assembly at Crete,
Neb., and a man who sat near me
whispered that that was the Colonel's
"I spend my life trying to reform
drunkards," said the Kentucky orator.
"Yet I am not insensible to their
funny side. They are unquestionably
talented in the line of fun-makiag.
"Take my friends, Jones and Smith,
for instance. They drank too much
at the club one night and, fearing the
interminable woe of a curtain lecture,
decided to stay at an uptown hotel till
"They were shown to a room in
which there were two beds. They
dispensed with the formality of light
ing the gas, chiefly because they
couldn't find it. By accident they got
into the same bed.
Smith called out excitedly : "Jones,
there's a man in my bed."
"There's a man in my bed, too,"
answered Jones. Then Smith con
ceived a brilliant idea. "Let's kick
'em out," said he. "All right," said
They began. After a vigorous con
test Jones was elected.
"Jones!" called out the victor.
""What?" answered Jones, rubbing
the spot where he had come into con
tact with the corner of the washstand.
"I kicked my man out."
"Huh !" said Jones, "my man kick
ed me out."-St. Louis Republic.
It Beat the Bike.
Alongside the highway was an old
farmer ploughing out corn, and riding
the razor-backed horse, man fashion,
which drew the plough, was a ?girl of
"Say, you!" called the bicycle
agent, as he stopped his team, "can't
I sell you a bike for your daughter
"Agent, eh?" quired the farmer,
as he leaned on the fence.
"Yes, I have the agency of a $50
bike. How many daughters have
you ?"
"Then you want at least three bikes,
and I'll tell you what I'll do. If
you'll take three-" '
"Don't want 'em !" interrupted the
old man. "You are a week too late.
Seven or eight days ago them seven
gals was jest dyin' fer bicycles, but
I've made 'em take turns ri din' that
ole hoss fer half a day at a time, and
now you couldn't give 'em a machine
fer nuthin.' Say, Mary !"
"What, dad ?" answered the girl on
the horse.
"Want one of them bicycles?"
"Good lawd, no I" she replied, as
she wriggled about. "Let's finish
gittin' around, so's I kin go to bed
fer the rest of the week !"
Afraid to Give Them the Chance.
New Orleans to the north-bred man
is a curious city with its strongly con
trasted population, and not the least
interesting place there is the health
office, where is kept an accurate record
of births and deaths. From there
also all marriage licenses arc issued,
and the men behind the long counter
come face to face constantly with the
sorrows and joys of the great popula
tion. A marriage license is a necessi
ty, but the absence of it had not deter
red an old African from joining in holy
bonds at different times fully 100 of
his color and kind. Finally, from
some source or another, the old man
learned that his marriages were not
legal without the record and its ac
companying license, and he became
troubled in his mind. He appeared
at length at the health office.
"Mawnin','' said he as he ambled
in. "Be dis de place whar you ob
scure de licenses to marry ?"
"Yes, sir."
Then with much evident mental
peturbation he proceeded to state his
case, and to express his desire and de
sign to right the wrong.
"Have you no record of the marria
ges you have made ?''
"No, boss, I have none. Nebber
thought but what I was intenclin' to
de Lo'd's business. But they's legal,
ain't they?" he continued anxiously.
"No. I am afraid not; and the
only thing for you to do will be to
marry them all over again."
"Yah ! No, sah ! You s'pose I's
gwine let dem niggahs know they'se
not married ? No, sah. Why some
of dem young bucks is done tired now,
and if I tell 'em they'se not married
they'll be droppin' out jes' like tarry
pins jumpin' off a log."
The Humorous Side.
"Father," said a young hopefill, the
other day, "how many fowls are there
on this table?"
"Why said the old gentleman, as he
looked complacently on a pair of nice
ly roasted chickens that were smoking
on the table, "there are two."
"Two!" replied the smart boy;
"there are three, sir, and I'll prove
"Three!" replied the old gentleman,
who was a plain, matter-of-fact man.
"I'd like to see you prove it."
"Easily done, easily done. Is not
that one?" said the smart boy, laying
his knife on the first; "and that two?"
pointing to the second; "and do not
one and two make three?"
"Really," said the lather, turning
to his wife, who Was stupefied at the
immense learning of the son; "really,
this boy is a genius, and deserves to be
encouraged;" and then to show that
there's tun in old folks as well as in
young ones, he added: "Wife, do you
take one fowl, and I'll take the second,
and John may have the third fer his
How's This.
Wo oiler One Hundred Dollars reward for any
case ?f Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's
Catnrrh Cure.
We, the undersigned have known F. J. Cheney
for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly
honorable in all business transactions and finan
dally able to carry out any obligations made by
their firm.
WEJT A TRUIX, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, 0.
gists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces or
the system, "entiraonials ssnt free. Price 75c.
per bottle bvid by all druggists.
- ? - -
- The peaceful Mennonites of
Pennsylvania, who believe that Chris
tians ought not to take oaths, hold
public offices, or render military ser
vice, have a curious way of electing
their bishops. There were three can
didates for a recent vacancy. Three
Bibles, in one of which was a slip of
paper, were placed on the pulpit of
the "meeting house." Each would be
Bishop took a Bible, and the one who
^secured the white slip was declared
I duly elected.
Ill Sorts of Paragraphs.
- Over 5,000 species of butterflies
are known, and of this number 900
are peculiar to North America.
- "You have nothing to regret,
brother?" tentatively asked the min
ister. "Nope," said the dying rounder.
"I ain't leavin a cent."
- If you want to be miserable think "
about yourself, about what you want,
what you like, what respect people
ought to pay you, and what people
think of you.
- "Mosquitoes are hateful, aren't
they?" "Yes. I don't mind their
eating me if they didn't keep up such
an everlasting complaint about thc
way I taste."
- The banana is one of the most
prolific of all the fruits of the earth,
being 44 times more productive than
potatoes, and 131 times more produc
tive than wheat.
- The meanest man is dead. He
killed himself in Jersey City. His
last act, except suicide, was to burn
$3,000 which his wife had laboriously
acquired and saved.
- Mr. Popleigh-"What would you
think if I were to tell you I had been
dying by inches for you for years ?"
Miss Wanterwod-"I should think it .
-it was very sudden."
- The interest with" which a young
man watches hair cornir g out on his
face is only equalled by the interest
with which an older mau watches it
coming out of his head.
- "Dis free silver," ss.id^Wraggles,
the tramp, "is er blessin' in disguise
fer de profession." "How do you ^
make dat?" asked Weary Walker.
"Because it won't work."
- The man who wiH not accept the
Bible, because he cannot see through
everything it contains, might just as
weil stay in bed on a cloudy day, be
cause he cannot see the sunshine.
- "What gaye Mrs. Crossgrain the
lovely expression she has in her last
photograph?" "The photographer
told her that tihe had more negative
beauty than any woman he ever saw."
- A French anti-tobacco society
has petitioned the Chamber of Depu
ties to enact a law forbidding school
boys and postoffice clerks to smoke
cigarettes, and punishing tobacconists
who sell smokir g materials to children.
- "Yes," sighed Mary, queen of
Scots, "my life has been a very un
happy one. And yet," she added,
with a gleam of gratitude in her eye,
"I have always had something to bo
thankful for. No one has ever called
me Mamie."
- Hearing the note of a redbird -
high in a tree, while on a picnic, a
Louisville bird fancier determined to'
capture the songster and climbed al
most to the branches where it was
perched, when he slipped and fell,
fracturing his liku ll.
- "I am the end-of-the-century
woman," she remarked strongly when
he dared to suggest that she was a
trifle too bony :for bloomers. "Whioh
century?" he asked softly, and then
he slid away before the explosion and
got dinner at the little hotel.
- A remarkable demonstration oc
I curred at Pawn husks, Oklahomo, after
j the national Osage election. Half a
thousand Indians and as many white
men joined in a mixture of war dance
and political jollification in celebration
of a victory of the full bloods.
- Robert Louis Stevenson's re
mark, that no doubt a woman would
like to marry a man who could propose
to her repeatedly, but not quite one
who had done so, is recalled by the
experience of a girl of Hede's Station,
Ky., who has received five proposals
from the same man.
- Wife-I mended the hole in your
trousers pocket last night after you
had gone to bed, John, dear. Now
am I not a thoughtful little wife ?
Husband (dubiously)-Well-er-ye-es,
you are thoughtful enough, my dear;
but how the mi schief did you discover
that there was a hole in my trousers
pocket ?
- "What should afellorsay," asked
the young man anxiously, "when his
wife asks him if he would marry again
if she were to die ?" "Say nothing,
of course," answered tho elderly ad
viser. "If he says he would, she'll
thind he doesn't like he::. If he an
nounces his intention of s taying single,
she will have the idea that he is tired
of matrimony." ?
- Henry Ward Beecher, in his
famous speech ?it Manchee ter, England,
in which he talked to a howling mob
of rebel sympathizers before he gained
their attention, was interrupted by a
man in the audience who shouted,
"Why didn't you whip the Confeder
ates in 60 days as you said you would ?"
1 'Because," rep lied Beecher, "we found
we had Americans to fight instead ol'
- Some careful experiments which
have been made in England prove that
the life of a locomotive is about 500,
000 train miles-in other words, that
a locomotive cf the latest approved
pattern will run 500,000 miles before
wearing out so as to be useless. In
making this run of a half million
miles the firebox will have to be re
newed three times, the wheel tires
five or six times and the crank axles
from three to five times.
- The first planting of cotton seed
in the colonic;? was in the Carolinas
in the year 1(521, when seeds were
planted as an experiment in a garden.
Winthrop says that in 1643 "men fell
to the manufacture of cotton, whereof
we have great scores from Barbadoes."
In 1736 it was cultivated in the gar
dens along Chesapeake bay, especially
in the vicinity of Baltimore, and at
the opening of the Revolution it was .
a garden plant :in New Jersey and New
York ; but its real value seems to
have been almost unknown to the
planters up to about 110 years ago.
- The case of John Allen, an 8
year-old boy of Jacksonville, Fla., is
puzzling the physicians. Six weeks
ago an orange thorn penetrated the ?
boy's hip, inflammation followed, and
tho boy was soon horribly swollen
from head to foot. Finally the swell
ing subsided, but the boy immediately
began to shed his skin. That on the
face came off separately, but from the
neck down the cuticle remained intact
and moved off by way of the hands
and feet without breaking. The cuticle
was five days ir. passing off, and during
that time the boy remained on the
bed wriggling like a snake at molting
time. The child seemed to be in no
pain, but complained of a tickling
sensation and of a crawling of the
flesh. When the cuticle had been
shed, the boy immediately recovered
and is now as well as ever. The skin ,4
which is shed is on exhibition at a
physician's office. It is a perfect cast
of the human form from the neck
down, and is about the consistency of
hard glue, which it much resembles.
Florida Citizen*

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