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TO BE A YEAR OF HORRORS.
Calamities Are Predicted by Paris for the Year 1904. A special cable to The PhilSd elphia Press from Pa-ris says: The papers here ire commenting gravely on the unanimity of the astrologers. magicians, clairvoyants and trance mediums in predicting a year of horrors for 1904. A leading astrologer named Jacob sizes up the situation as follows, and the others agree more or less as to detail: Here is the horoscope for 1904, made at the moment the sun; entered the sign of Capricorn: It indicates a year of great immorality' in London. The viceroy of India abdicates. The United States has grave quarrels with Russia and Ger many. Roosevelt falls sick and a conspiracy is hatched against him.: Serious financial disasters in Am erica. The Emperor of Japan has grave accident. An attempt on the life of the Em peror of China. Volcanic shocks in - Constantino ple, Chile and the Philippines. A fear of unhealthy literature and unlimited materialist. The French Cabinet falls between April 7 and 19. A panic in a music'hall, grave ac cidents and popular disturbanees in Russia. An attempt to poison the Czar. Serious dissensions between Russia and Austria. England loses prestige. The campaign in Thibet falls through. Tremendous failures in Calcutta and the Transvaal. Anarchist troubles in Spain; the government threatened. In China women massacred. Everywhere trimes of passion, mysterious deaths and strange phe nomena.. Nineteen hundred and fo6r is an anagram of i4og, the date of the! birth of Joan of Arc. This year a wonderful child will be born with a high destiny, showing its power in 1924, an anagram of 1429, the date of the apogee of Joan of Arc. Advertised Letters Remaining in P. 0. for week ending' Jan it6h 190. B-Mr. J. A Barnes, Mr. Dave Bates, Miss Sisby Butler. C-Mr George Craig, Mr. Henry Coleman, Mr. John Cruse. * . G--Mr. 6. A. Goldman, Mr. Ben Gien. -H-Mr. Peter Hawkins, Mrs. * Minnie Hennedy, Mr. Mack -Hen drik care of Bob Lake. L-Mr. Mark Long. M-Mr. E T. Mayer, Mrs. Bu lar, Jones, care Henry Mabry, Mr. N, A, Myers. P-Mr. William Patterson. Mr. W. R. Porter. R-Mr. J. W. Rotting, Mrs. Lizzie Robertson. S-Mr. Lawron Shealy, Mr. Ben Stephen, Mrs. Leaner Smith. W--Mr. E. A. Warner, Mr. Fielding Wright. Persons calling for these letters will please. say that they were ad vertised. C. 3. PURCELL, P. M. * Booming Hanna for President. Indianapolis, Jan. Ir .-The en tire state is being flooded with literature mailed from Chicago booming Hanna for the republican nomination for president. On the Island of Trinidad oil is found amid a huge tropical vege tation and Is said to be of first class illuminating power. A Canadian company is exploiting the field. It is intended to build a pipeline, by means of which the oil will be con veved to the harbor of the Port of Spain. .The announcement that Sir Thomas Lipton is to build another cup challenger may be taken- as evidence that he is still convinced that it pavs to advertise. Rabbit Hunting Right. Rabbit hunters of Laurens coun ty, and particularly Mr. W. F. Wright and his neighbors, will read with interest that the rabbit drive on lower Butter creek, in Echo, Oregon. on the 1ith inst was the largest in the history of the Northwest, 700 men, women and children participating. Ten thousand rabbits were killed. The rabbits came in such droves and with such a wild rush that they could not get into the corral fast enough and they piled up fully two feet deep, hundreds smothering to death. Two persons were seriously injured. Mother Goose Revised. Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon, says the New York Sun. "It was the only course open,' she explained; "with turkey s: high, I had to do something to catch up." Seeing the little dog laugh, she comforted herself with the thought that he would soon be sausage. Little Jack Horner sat in a corner, eating his Christmas pie. "I inserted my thumb," he lisped, "becahse it isn't polite to eit pie withsa knife." Feeling himself an infant Ches terfield, he continued his repast. The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe was sobbing. "I made a big mistake," she cried. "I should have chosen a Christmas stocking."' Thereupon she wept af-esh at the thought of all the presents she was missing. Lent Comes Early This Year. Ash Wednesday this year falls on February 17, Lent coming much earlier than usual. This will ne cessitate a short social season and there will likely be a round of entertainifents during the next few weeks The Southern Railway. Special rates .ia the Southern Railway to New Orleans, Mobile and Pensacola, account of Mardi Gras Carnivals February i o-x6. Account of the above occasions the Southern will -sell tickets at rate o? one fii-st class fare plus twen ty-five, cents for the round trip. Tickets on sale February 9th to 5th, final limit for return February 2th. An extension may be had until March 5th by depositing ticket and paying a fee of 5oc. For rates and full particulars ap ply to, S. H. McLean,.Agent. Tribute of Respect. Whereas, God in his inscrutable wisdom has called to her reward our highly esteemed sister, Mrs. Mary Elmore Mayer, who was identified with the chapter of the Eastern Star since its organization, and was a fathful officer. Resolved, 1. That Ruth Chapter, No, 9, of the Order of the Eastern Star. has sustainedl a great loss in the death of our sister, Mrs. Mary Elmore Mayer. 2. That we tende the be reaved husband and all the mem bers of her family our deepest sym pathy. 5. That these resolutions be spread upon the records of our chapter, and a copy be sent tc th- family of our 'deceased sister, also a copy sent to the county papers for publication. *,r 0. Bi. Mayer, Mrs. Van Smith. Mrs. Otto Klettner. When bilious try a dose of Chamber lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets and realize for once how quickly a first-class up-to-date medicine will correct the dis order. For sale by Smith Drug Co., Newberry, Prosperity. Drug Co., Pros nrity. Cotton Must Have Potash Potash is an essential plant food which must be added as a fertilizer or the soil will become ex hausted, as is true of so many cotton fields. We have books giving valuable de tails about fertiliz ers. We will sead them free to any farmer who asks us for them. GERMAN KALI WORKS, '.New Tork -95 Naman Street, or Atlanta, Ga.-22% So. Broad St. THE FIRE CROWD. Is a Rule It Likex a Big'Blaze and Craxhinx Walls. "There is one curious thing connect ed with fires." said a thoughtful man. "and that is the fact that while the fireman is always a hero in the public estimate and while men and women have all kinds of admiration for these brave fellows they yet want to see them get the worst of it in the fight against the fLames. It is an interesting fact that the average man and woman are not at all anxious to see the firemen get the fire u2der control. They would much rather see the flames spread un til the affair developed into an im mense conilagration. Mind you. the trait is not at all vicious. There is no malice in it. It is simply the love of excitement and adventur.e. things that are so deep rooted in human nature that we may not control them at will. Besides, we want to develop our he roes' to the limit. We want our fire men to tight a good fight against long odds and iudei& grea: difficulties. We cannot quarrel with this feeling in the human makeup.. After all, it Is what one may call the poetry of human na ture, and without it this old system of ours would be dull and prosaic.indeed. Of course. you will always find a few persons around a fire who are directly concerned in the fight the firemen are making. They want to see the fiames put 'out. In the case of some of the spectators it means bread and meat. It means the loss of a position or may be the loss of home. But I was speak ing of the vast majority of men and women who gather to witness a fire. The fire is the thing with them. They want to see a big blaze and hear the crash of the walls and all that sort of thing. Did you ever take the trouble to analyze a fire crowd? In the first place an alarm of fire will draw a crowd quicker than anything in the world. Whenever the bells begin to clang a. d the enines go rushing down the streec you will see men, women and children rushing this way and that in order to see as much as may be seen of the fire and fire fighters. . The hour of day or night does not tiake so much difference. The crowd will get there in some way and for some reason, though the great majority of the per sons have no sort of interest other than idle curiosity. Once on band, they want to soee a good fire, and that's why I say they want to see the flames get the best of the firemen. They will go away and talk about what a game fight the- fire laddies made. Human nature is a cnrious thing, is it not?"-New Or leans Times-Democrat. Nev'er Occurred to Hina. "I don't know why it is,'.' said Mr. Glossup as he came downstairs red eyed and sleepy and greeted his guest, "but I never can get used to the strik ing of that clock in our room. "It has such a loud, insistent 'bang' when it strikes the hours that it wakes me up nearly every time. We've had it in the house two or three years, but I can't become accustomed to It. We would have put it in the attic long ano, only it's a present from my wife's mother, and that would never do. Good clock, too, aside from that, but it wor ries me nearly to death. I wish I knew what to do with it." "Wihy don't you wind merely the timekeeping part of it," said his guest, "and let the striking part go un wound ?" "Johnson, you have saved my life!" exclaimed Mr. Glossup joyfully. "I never thought of that." . she Took Them at Their word. Keuka hake is one of the most attrac tive of the great chaiin of lakes in the *interior of Ne-w York staste. Bluit point at its he'ad is a boild promolntoIry which rises grainsiiy anid iinpretssively. It was *upn the bianks of hids lake that the famous ".lemima Wilkinson"' fourded a (oln nea:rly' thre"e generaltionfs ago 1 the water of the' laikt. A larg'e crowd gathr"d t' -'ee her unta'-'ke the eX p,rimen't. Tuin i g to he r 3.1llow~ers, sh ;oked1. "'have you all :ah that I We lave:'" her f. lowers replied. '"Then thee is no us ii" my 11 unii nM'.tng to do so," she replied. "If ye- have faith ye shall be saved without myr walking up n he wtcr ---Sracuse Telegram. THOUSANDS SAY THAT McCLURE'S MAGAZINE is the. best ublished at ary price. Yet it is only 10 cents a copy, $1.00 a year. In every number of McClure's there are Articles of inte;se interest on subjects of the greatest national importance. Six good short stories, humorous stories, stories of life and action-and always good. In 1904 McClure's will be more interest ing, important and entei-taining than ever. 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