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THE DMLY ARDMOREITE.
Ardmore, Tuesday, January 2, 130G. SEVEN NEWSPAPERS IN SCOTLAND. It in Sometime ti Very Dll.'Irull Mnt trr ( liny Out'. Hid American custom or plum it over rl.q morning pajwr hm you Flp j o-i .cofTeo . at breakfast rics with j "J ulirond, but It Is id dimple tli.r.K ways to stot a tnurtiiiiii paper. On com ing down to brenkfiiHt the flint morning In rMlnutirgli. I found tliero vn no paper to be had. but, thinking It vu: a ulmple matter to buy a Scotsman on the street, 1 went out on J'rluee street and walked three bbokn without the slsht of a iipwhUo.v. "Where can I pet the morning rVotsmnn?" I said to a policeman. He thought for a moment. "Wccl," hii Id he. "there's n grent news shop nboot three blocks up, and ye might tllitl one there." 1 followed the direction and found myself in a law news distributing depot. Tliuru Weiv stacks and stacks of newspapurH and inngnslnes all about. "I would like the morning' ScotHinan," I said. The man In charge looked bewildered. "I'll see." he said, "If we have one." lie fumble 1 around a little while, and then we.it back Into the rear of the store for fully three minutes. At last he came bail., wiylng, "Wo haven't one." "Well," 1 said, "this Is about the strangest thins I have scon. Can't pet tho morning pa per hero In 1-Mliibtirgli." "No," bo said, We'll Una t dlfleccult." "What Uo they publish paper.; hero for, anyway I rejolued. "Do tliey want to keep them out of tho hands of the people? Don't they want people to read thoiuV Do they print papers to keep the newx secret" lie bridled at once. "I want ye to- understand," be said, "that the Scotsman Is not published for the general publeck; It's published for the subscreebers." The Scotsman, you know, probably ranks next to tho Iiiulon Times. "Well," I said, "this Is all now to me. In my country publishers want to have their newspapers read. They want to sell all they can. They don't try to keep them out of the hands of the 'gen oral publeck.' Can you tell mo where I can get one, for I want to see the morning paper, though perhaps I shall have to get a letter of Introduction to buy one?" "Weel," he answered "there's n woman about a hundred yards from here that takes tho Set ' man. She inlglit sell you hers." 1 U tho direction carefully, found the v. man who took the Scotsman she 1. a thread and needle store I bought '.. copy, and reached tho hotel a half 1. .v late for breakfast, which I had ordered before going out on tho dltllcult rnict of buying a morning paper In tho great city of Kdlnburgh. I'.oston atchman BUSINESS SENSE. All thlng-i come to him who doesn't wait, but hustles. Too many clerks and not cuoug'.i salesmen that Is tho cry. ' The sheriff Is nlways making googou eyes at the store that doesn't ndvertlse Itesolvo not to worry so much about i your comnctltor. Tako the lead for a 1 change. ' Many succeed because they advertise correctly and ever so many fall because they don't. If you never do more than you are nald for. you will never got paid for more than you do.. If you have no eonfldenco In your cm I ployer, for heaven's sake bo honest nnd I go In and tell him so. Draw your pay and quit. Drains. TIic Cruel l'lnnt. A Canadian climber, the IMiyshnl'ntu nlbens, ban received the name of "eruel plant" from Its ill treatment of butter flies. It. tlowcrn In the month of An nus!, and the butterflies, attracted by the perfume, hover around It In l.irga number and ptuli tliulr trunks Into the corollas to sip the honey. A pair of sensitive vegetable pinchers In the heart of the flower grips the delicate prolMcI, and In spite of struggle tJ got free the butterfly lmtig suspended until It dies. Apparently the plant has nothing to gain by the death of the In sect, ns It Is not carnivorous, like the Venus fly trap. In fact. If the butter fly were allowed to coinu and go It would tend to foster the speelei by as sisting crots fcrtillKHtton. It appeivs, however, that the "cruel plant" eai.-.e originally from ltrnxll, where the but- terlllos are much stronger and c?:'.rl- cato their suckers from the trap. We may add that another Canadian plant, the Cnlcus discolor. Is charged with cruelty. The flower has n giand which secretes n viscous liquid capable of liming Insects which are font I of It. Moreover, they seem to lie stup-lled and poisoned by It, and no rea.'oa can as yet be assigned for tho deadly consequence. A Colosnl llnr. The Urgent harp ever made, so far ns is known, was mat invented ami constructed by M. Vcrltati, provost of Durkll, near ltasol. It was known if: tho gigantic meteorological .IColInn harp. It was 31!0 feet In length and was erected In the garden of Its Invent or In 1787. This harp consisted of lit' teo'i Iron wires, .'EM feet In. length. Btretehed between two poles. The wires- were from, two to three Inches apart. tho largest being one-sixth of an inch In thickness and the smallest one twelfth of an Inch. They were placed In tho direction of north and south r.ad Inclined In such a manner as to form an angle of from twenty to thirty ile grees with the horizon, being stretched by means of rollers properly diapo-ied for the purpose. Whenever the wontli or changed the wires sounded with such loudness that It was Impossible tj go on with a concert In the house. The sound sometimes represented tho his- lng noise of water In rapid ebullition. soinotlines that of a hartnoiilcon and sometimes that of distant chimes or organ. The I'lrsl llntn. Discoursing on the subject of hata rr antiquary expressed tho opinion tin tho hat was first used quite as nine. for decoration as for protection. ancestor of all hats he considers t have been the llllct, or band, around tla hair worn by the ancient Greek among others. Probably the llrst li'.n rained by men regarding head on:.; mcnts was through observing tin crests, plumes and antlers of varlon birds nnd beasts. Tho eastern race. with their fondness for ceremony am. display, afford the most notable In stance- of the use of hats as signs t: rank and authority. Thus In Dud ilblst countries tho gods are represent cd as wearing elaborate forms of he C gear. In Korea the fashion attains I? height, no fewer than fifty kinds o' hats being worn by the natives as In.li cations of thoir social position. DARING OF LIONS. Trjcldrutu to Prove That (lie llrutr Are .Vol Com ii r illy. It has been said many times that lions ore cowardly brutes, but of the many ltbns with which I have bad per sonal doijllng, expectcdly and unex pectedly, lue epitnet cowaruiy is me last I should consider appropriate ill tleforlblug them. I have been charged by .r lion, and he certainly did not look cowardly. I have come face to face, nt a distance of some twenty feet, with n family party of half a dozen, fortu nately full fed. They stood, with quiet dignity, lm-xlng at us, and then slowly moved away, stopping every few yards to stand and look again. I here was neither fear nor meanness hi their ap pearance or behavior. I have seen lions stalking game, and I have myself been stalked by tlieni. If I could have encouraged myself with the conviction of their cowardliness when I was the quarry and they tho hunters, it would have put a different aspect on the situation. We were at this time living In a station over seven ty mill's from the nearest connecting link with tlie outside world, anil when man eating lions look possession of the one road which led to this link things became serious. A large troop was reported, and tho natives maintained that this troop ran along In the grass parallel with the caravan road (a path some ten Inches wide), and, having selected the most edible member of the caravan, Jumped upon 1 1 1 1 1 1 like n flash, and, seizing him, disappeared as quickly as they came. Our mall runners, attached to whom were n couple of native police armed with rifles, were several times attack ed. Filially, as the1 wall party was camping one night, fortunately for It, with a native caravan, the lions be came so bold that, In spite of Arcs, they sprang upon a native and carried him off into the bush.-Mrs. S. L. libido In Dlaekwood's Magazine. H lie Wont Durrlek, The word derrick for a machine mcd to lift he:i,. wolifhts Is curiously de rived from ,i J.,wiluii hangman In the beglnnlnu of i he seventeenth ceniuv whose' name was 'llieodorlc and who is often nienti-Mied In old plays, 'lie rides clr.'uit with the dei II. and Der rick must In- Ms host, and 'i'yboine the Inn' nt' v.'h.ch be will Hglit" occurs In "The Dcllin.m of 1indoli." published In icitl. The name till! corrupted cnnio ttfici-n.'ird to be applied, by tin easy trim hi n, to the jtillow ami lat er still to any frame or contrivance re seuibllug it hi shape. A It lot of Ink. Canon Nlcholl used to tell how on one occasion be bad visited the famous house of V'.i- Tlirnle In (lint suburb of London where Dr. Johnson win at homo. "Johnson," said the canon In recalling the visit, "had occupied two rooms, ami the to were left ns he last used them. The sight was mi extrnor dlnary one, for Ink was' splashed fill over the ti-:- nnd even on the wall. It was one of the tIotnr'n habits to din his pen In lid; and then shake It." 'I In nftiritl Kneet, Kather I'rom my observation of him last nlglit I enme to the conclusion that young man of yours was rather wild. Daughter Of course. It was your constant observation that made Mm wild, lie wanted yon to go up stairs Mind leave ns alone. -Plnlndel-jtl.n Ledger. .1 Flrxt Uc of I'otntoex In Irelnnil. In the garden adjoining his house nt Youghal, Ualelgh planted tho first po ' tntoes ever grown In Ireland. The veg etable was brought to him from the little colony which ho endeavored to establish in Virginia. The colonists started In AnrH. 1KJ5, and Thoin:; i Harriot, one of thoir number, wrote a (lescrlntlon of the country in 1"S7. lie S describes a root which must have 'Loin tho potato: "Opeuank nro a kind of roots of rottud form, some of the blgncsse of walnuts, some fnrro greater, which are found In moist & mnrlsh grounds grow ing many together one by auothor la ropes, as though they wero fastened with a string. Delng boiled they are very good meat." , The Spaniards first brought potatoes b.o Europe, but Ualelgh was undoubtcd Uy tho llrst to Introduce tho plant Into Ireland. Tile IIiii-kh'n Hoof. Ill Its prosent elaborate form the hoi of a horse Is the most perfect Iiif.tr; m en t of support which has been ' vised In the animal kingdom to uplml n largo and swiftly moving animal I Its passage over Uie ground. The or! Inal toe nail and the neighboring -. parts connected with It have been n..i. Hied Into a structure which In an ;. traordinary manner combines solluit. with elasticity, so that it may strli.i violent blows upon tho hard surf..c. of tho earth without harm. The res :i Is "that the horse can .carry a grc:.U weight at a swifter speed than au other animal approaching It in size. t to ays at Mil tho In n will and 1 ItoH&lnl nml Meyerbeer. Hosslnl, walking one day on tho bou Jevard with the muslclnu Dragn, was "greeted by Meyerbeer, who anxiously .Inquired nfter the health of his dear Kosslnl. "Dad, very bad," answered the latter. "A headache, a sldo nche bud a leg I can scarcely move." After h few moments' conversation Meyer beer passed on, and Draga asked the great composer how It was ho had sud denly becomo so unwell. Smilingly hoFf!-il ivi--.nvod his friend: "Oh, 1 touK.a't Le I--iter. I only wanted to rdenso Meyerbeer. IIo would bo &o lad to see mo smash up." A Untter'H Trlclf. "There are tricks In every trade, you know," said n New York clubman. "Kven In retail hat selling many dodt,e-. nro employed. "I said to a hatter ono day: " T don't seo how you can afford to Iron for nothing all tho silk hats yon sell. ''The man nodded nt mo gravely. "'Wo have to do It, sir,' ho said. 'Tho hats would -last too long If we didn't.' " WASHING CLOCK FACES. Some TlmeiileeeM Crnv Solleil More Quickly TIiiiii OdicrM, 'I've been washing the faces of the Doiilileil. Mabel-Is she as happy as when she lived with her husband. Molly Twice as happy, lie used to allow her only $9 n week, and now he has to pay her $18 n week alimony. Kansas City In dependent. You can get a very good Idea of "nnt lira I selection" In Its practical wnr ings by viewing n celery glass after It has been once round the table. Creates! II TSac Tcri'icory's ardware ouse Our offerings this sprine: includi lini'st slock of Buggies, Hacks Phaetons and Surreys wo httvo over curried. Step into our buggy liouso on N. Washington street, tnulto your selection, you'll lind wo will givo you tho most liberal prico t iul tho lowest te.tins. For the fanner we httvo tho newest tilings in Cultivators, Cotton and Corn Planters and Turning Plows Wo want to sell you your hardwaro during 1900 , Stevens, Kennrely & Spragins COR1PAWY TDK LHADINO IIAKDWAUU MERCHANTS Election Notice. Tho annu.il meeting of tho stock holders of the Ardmoro National Dank, city clock.-! nigh on to ten years, I i Ardmoro, I. T., will ho hold at their guess." said a pleasant Scotch-Irish-American, "and before that I did It In tho old country. There aren't many face wahers In this land, and the few who know the b-.Hiness do well at It." He looked prmperous In his tweed suit and derby hat. "Is yaur work anything like that of tho steeple climber''1 he was asked. "Dim you, no," he replied, with twinkling eye, much aminted, "only In one thing, and that Is that mostly sail ors take up with the trade. That's be cause we're goad climbers, you know. I've wnnhed the faces of city and chutclt clocks that were ISO feet from the ground, and It tool; me two .mil three weeks to do It. I'm n practical clock repairer, too have to be, you know and do my work In a huge wooden cradle made for tho purpose Some clocks get their faces dirty In a year or so: others remain clean ten years, and so on. Old Den, Vs'estmln stcr's great clock, Is expected to keep clean fifteen years. "In the old days the trade was more dangerous. We i:sih1 to work from scaffolds mi i t any dangerous falls. Now v..-1... ,o the cradles nnd all the fl.Ing4 and comforts, and If a man kcep3 hU bond bo can work as well as on the curb. How Is the pay? Well, that's hard to ilgure, for we work by the Job. Wo don't clean clock faces In winter, so we make enough In the niniiuur to la 'it the year round. Of course sometimes the clocks are taken out of their cases and repaired in the shops. Last year 1 cleared $"',000 and visited only two other cities, Chicago and Dostun. Uhls year I'll make mote, because building operations have grim ed tho clocks and given our trade a llft."Now York Dost. Night school Selvldgo Duslnoss Col logo begins Monday, Jan. 1. Do on hand at 7 p. in. 31-d banking liouso Jnnuary 9, 1900, be tween the hours of 10 o'clock a. m. nnd 4 o'clock p. m., for tho elec tion of nino directors to servo for tho onKiilng year. G. W. STUART. Cashier. Flr3t puhllshod December 8, 190:,. Report from the Reform School. J. O. Gliick, Superintendent, Pruny town, W. Va.. writes: "After trying all other advertised eourh medicines wo hnvo decided to ttao Foley's Honey and Tar exclusively In tho West Vir ginia Reform School. I find It tho most effective and absolutely harmless." City Drug Store. THE BEST SERVICE In Offorl'd by tbo LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAiLROAO To tho ast and northeast Ardmore anitarium DRS. HARDY & McNEES, Proprietors A Ttroucli Sleeper Dally from Hot SPrliiKS to Louisville and Cincinnati VIA MEMPHIS For full Information ns to Hates, Tlmn Tnlilcn, etc. apply to your local nijeut or address N. B. BAIRD Trav Pass, Ant., I Ittlc Hock. Ark, Large, clean, niry, well lighted rooms. Equipped with every modern convenience. Surgical Diseases and Diseases of "Women are Given Special Attention Trained Nurses in Attendance Charges arc Reasonable 00 YOU ORSNK WHISKEY Tho I.imt Word. "Does your wife Insist on having the last word?" asked tho person who In dulges In Impcrtluent' (piestloiis. "Not nt all," answered Mr. Meekton "It Is quite customary for mo to cloc tho conversation with 'very well, or some such remark, to iirdlcato that I understand what Henrietta Intend.! f convey." 'Washington Stnr. inrt the i entire thortlt ly ento' 4 alillltj encen- rrtUirT Tho Mnliu In Scrvln. 1 Servlau peasants help each other by means of nil Institution known ns the uioun. A man wuo nns not nanus sur Bclent to plow or reap his farm calls (h tho moba that Is to say, Invites nil bis neighbor!) to como and help him. Ho I'ays nothing for this service, pre- Iding only generous supplies of food ml drink; but when nny of them np- ily for tho inoba It Is understood that will tauo uts turn. Took I lie Hint. "This seems liko a sweet dream," he rapturously remarked as he lingered with her at tho doorstep. "It doesn't seem liko a dream to mo," Abo replied, "for n dream soon vanishes. you know." Ho vonlshed. lie Knew Her, "I can't decide," sho said, "whether to tako tho hat or not, but It Is Just the dearest tiling I've seen this senson." "Tho dearest?" nskctl tho hnsbnnd, with n sardonic laugh. "Then It's cer tain that you'll tnko It." -- Not In Her 13xperlrncc. This proverb," said Mrs. Hiram Of- pn over Iit evening paper, "always bakes mo tired." . "What proverb's that, dear?" asked tr husband. Too many cooks spoil tho broth.' don't bellevo thero ever was such ' lilng ns too many cooks." Phllnde! lila Dress. Vr i" d XntliliiK Nciv. "Do you believe In original sin?" "No; thero's no such thing. They've ll been used hundreds of time?." Cleveland Deader. Duty puts a clear sky over ovr man, Into wlileh the skylark of bar. ness always goei singing Prentice. rN 1C TP H i NCs We Can Absolutely Guarantee THAT IS, if your stove conies from our store you havo tho best that's mado You can't expect more, unless it be tbo prico and we make it reasonable. Wo sell Majestic StecS Kamges Charter Oak Cook Stoves Charter Oak Heators Remember that we sell tho standard makes of buggies and wagons. Bivens, Corhn .. Frensley,.. Shelf and Heavy Hardwar ARHHSORE iii i mi ii i mm TER. TO EXCESS ? If so, don't you want to quit? I can positively euro anything that walks tho earth of tho Liquor Habit and within a very short time. My remedy is perfectly harmless mid painless and has no bad effects whatever. Remember my troitment is guaranteed to your entiro satisfaction be fore you pay ono cent. Are You Addicted to the Use of MORPHINE OR OPIUM? I havo a remedy that will thoroughly eliminate all nar cotic poison from tho system, thereby leaving you as free from all desiro or craving for Morphine or Opium as you wore boforo you over began its use. My treatmont not only destroys all desiro or era" ng for tho Drug or Liquor it, but builds up thenerv us system, making you feel a now man or woman. If you want a trcatr. manont. A cure that y whether you are cured flit that is sure, speedy and por t do not havo to ask someone elso not. come to THE PRFrGT CUE SANITARIUM ARDMORE, IND.TER, AUCorroaponileticoBtrlcUyContlilonU.il. .J. S. Hltl, Jr. .. Prop IMPORTANT NOTICE We have mado arraniromonts with W. M. I'ftk'o to deliver Cotton Hexd Meal unit Halls to your barn at 11.50 per ton for the Hulls and ILK per Back for the Meal. The Best and Cheapest Feed for your Milch Cow Mr. race's Phono No. U205, Call htm up. i'honi: m Ardmore Oil & Milling Company '"onb 39 TURF EXCHANGE BILLIARD AND POOL HALL New Orleans and Ban Franclfca races ilatlv over speolal wlro from 1:30 to Biio n.ro. Ilacus tlevcrll!--Iluta plucecl. Dally papvra unit BportlnK Journals on die. Well equipped billiard and pool tables Spend your leisure time with us. BOURGEOIS BROTHER5 Don't (oruot the number- 220 Hast Muln Street