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A HORSE PISTOL OF 1818.
One of a Lot Made for Uncle Sam's
Troopers-Only Three Left.
An interesting exhibition of weap
(ons may be seen in the Free Library
it Newark. It consists chiefly of mil
itary weapons from the collections of
James E. Coombes, who is an enthus
iastic amateur collector of ' such
Among the rare weapons to be
shown is a lever cross bow gun of the
fifteenth century. Another is a
Sharp's carbine with a coffee mill in
the stock; a third is a flintlock horse
pistol made in Springfield in 1SIS by
It is said that only three pistols of
this type are in existence. The issue
was 500 pistols in a time of peace.
They were used in fighting Indians
on the frontier and in the first Semi
This pistol is IS inches long, is
iron mounted throughout and carries
an ounce round ball. It weighs near
ly five pounds and was almost as for
midable as a bludgeon as a firearin.
The original hickory ramrod is in
On the inside of the lockplate is
the name "S. Dale," who was prob
ably the maker.of the lock. Both lock
and barrel are dated and the former
bears the United States stamp under
a sp#ead eagle.
The proof marks on the left of the
bieech are a V and a P ("Viewed"
and "Proved") with an eagle head
between the letters.
The S. North horse pistols, which
are highly valued by. collectors, were
made in the Springfield armory the
same year. North had moved down
from Middleton to enter upon a con
tract with the government. His pis
tols have his name on the lockplate. A
This is not a North pistol, but is
said to be much rarer. It is much
larger than the North type and has no
brass about it. The weapon belongs
to a New arker, who has a small col
leetion of arms.
FASHION IN DRINK.
Absinthe Frappe Made Popular by a
Song, Scotch Whiskey by Golf.
"strange things' governa peoples'
taste in the matter of drinks,'' said
~the old- time, vwhite-haired barkeeper.
''Before the 'Absinthe Frappe' was
sung in Nordland' we very rarely had'
a call for absinthe in that form.
'The tune and words of the song;
were catchy; people :got to learning it,
they caught the song's sentiment and
began to think about the drink. Then
they: began to try it.
"Few care for the new decoction
the first time. It tasted like dissolv-?
*ed cough drops, but like the olive hab
it, it doesn't take long to get it. The
'absinthe frappe' is now a most pop
ular drink in the Tenderloin.
"Scotch whiskey came to Anierica
with golf. Before the thumping of
the little white ball became a popular
American sport some Se'oteh whiskey
was drunk. It was usually taken hot
as a winter drink.
"Then came the highball and every
body drank Scotch. But Scotch is
palling on the public taste. After
a man has drunk- Scotch for a few
-months he gets "s that the peculiar
smoky flavor is lost, and he finds his
dirink a strong, rather rough whiskey
without the smoke that was the re-;
deeming feature when the habit was
"Besides, so many things that are
not Scotch at all, that never crossed
the ocean and never saw a distillery
*are sold from refilled bottles, that one'
hardly knows what he is getting. It
is always that way with a drink that
"The fad for foreign drinks fol
lowing the introduction of Scotch, led
to Irish whiskey, Kimmel whiskey, va
rious bitters and sweet cordials fo
"But all these fads are dying out,
and we have fewer calls for unusual
drinks. People are getting back to
good old Kentucky and Pennsylvania
grades of whiskey.- Straight red hi
qudr with plain water for a chaser
'is getting more popular every day
atnd the men who stick to that sort of
liquor diet will live longer, die hap
pier than the fellow who follows fads
and fancies in his boozing."
,This is to give notice that Mayor
A. T. Brown, of the Town of Newber
ry, has put into my hands for collec
tion the unpaid Town Taxes for the
year 1905, and I ask all persons
who have not paid their taxes
to come forward at once and do so,
and thus save themselves the cost of
M. MI. Buford,
ROSES FOR CATCHING RATS.
Agricultural Department to Test the'
Flower as a Rodent Bait.
The use of choice roses as rat bait
is to be.experimented upon by the
biological bureau of the department
of agriculture, says the Washington
Post. The bureau has been informed
of a number of cases. where rodents
that spurned tempting cheese and
crackers were easily enticed by a rose,
and it is believed that the results
of the experiments proposed by the
bureau will be to show conclusively
that these flowers surpass cheese,
crackers. rinds of bacon and other
baits that are uncommonly used to en
tice the rats into the trap.
It is, explained that it is not so
much the taste of the rose that at
tracts the rat as it is their fragrance
for -this reason roses are expected to
be the popular bait for the future.
Cases have been known where ro
dents attracted by the sweet perfume
of a rose in the house. have gnawed
through doors to get at the flower.
Rats have been known to become sus-!
picious of traps with familiar bait
of cheese and bacon rinds and easily
evade a trap for a long time. From
experience it has been found that.
white roses, such as the dainty bride
rose or the snowy nephitos, have
proved preferable in rat catching.
One or two of these fragrant flowers
are placed in the wire caged trap, and
it is stated that it will not take long
for Mr. Rodent to be tempted by the
nticing and sweet smelling bait.
The power of a rose as a rat bait is
aid to have originated in California
about two years ago, but it was not
antil recently that the flower was
used- to any extent. Now that the:
overnment has officially recognized
the rose as a rat catcher: and will
doubtless indorse it the flower will
probably become a common method
Af enticing rats to the death traps.
Big and Little Tim.
New York Sun.
'Big Tim Sullivan, the Tammany
king of the Bowery, recently took,a
onstituent into an East Side restau
rant. It was the constituent's first:
appearance in the public eating shop.
He was hungry, and Big Tim saw him
load in with three bowls of soup, three
codfish steaks, eight chops, three beef-!
steaks, and four bowls of coffee.
"Now,'' said Big Tim, ''what'll
you have for dessert?"
"Dessert? What's that?''
"Oh, something to top off with,"
rplied 'the congressman.
The constituent languidly scanned
the bill of fare.
"I guess I'll have a beef stew,'' he
Little, Tim Sullivan 's resourceful
ness as a politician is acknowledged
by his fellow members of the board of
aldermen. When a lad, on festive oe
casions, Little. Tim and Col. Mike
Padden,.secretary of state in the Sul
fivan cabinet, were at anl East Side
ball With two of .the rosy-cheeked:
assies of that neighborhood of peachy
Little Tim and Col. Mike had be
tween them exactly one dollar; no:
more, no less. Supper time came. Be
ore taking the girls into the supper
room Little Tim and Col. Mike secret-:
ly scanned the bill of fare and found
hat four oyster stews at twenty-five
ents each would just fit their pile.
Little Tim blandly and innocently im
pressed this conclusion upon the
young girls. Anything Little Tim said*
was accepted as the top notch of hos
pitality. The four stews were before
the little party. One of the girls liked
atsup. While adminstering a do?ie
~f t.he condiment the stopper shot in
o the stew and 'with it half of the
bottle 's contents.
"There I 've spoiled my stew,''
p)iped the beauteous one. "I 'll have
to hav~e another..''
Little Tim alert to the size of the
.joint wad of a dollar, reached for the
girl 's ruined stew, plumped it before
Col. Mike, g?abbed Col. Mike's un
tasted and unadorned stew, and plac
ing it before the girl, soothingly said:
"N.no, girlie; Col. Mike never
eat anoysersewwithout dousing
it with catsup. He likes 'em that
way-don 't you Mike?''
Mike said he did.
A Prohibition Trolley Line.
Aiken Journal and Review.
It has been charged by the prohibi
tionists that the trolleyl ine between
Aiken and Augusta was an evil be
cause it furnished such quick connec
tion between this county and the bar
rooms in Augusta, and we are, there
fore, disposed to believe t.his move
ment to build a trolley line from Aik
en to Glenn Springs is inspired by the
prohibitionists, who cherish the belief
that Glenn Springs water and the li
qui furishe in Augusta will not
THIRTEEN DOLLARS A MONTH.
Plantation Negroes Better Paid
than Our Soldiers.
Capt. E. Anderson. U. S. A.. in the
American Monthly Review of Re
The pay of the private soldier is
$13 per month, or 43 1-3 cents per
day. By adding the average allow
anee of 15 cents per day for clothing
and 1S cents for the ration. we have
the total of 76 1-3 cents per day,
which is less than any class of labor
quoted. Even a general laborer, with
out any special skill of any kind.
comands an average wage of $1.36 per
day, and the ordinary farm laborer.
92 cents for poor mouths. and $1.53
during harvest-time. The lowest
wages paid to any class of labor in
the United States. so far as I am able
to find from the statistics of the de
partment of labor, is that paid to the
plantation negro laborers of the cane
fields of Louisiana. For the years of
1889 to 1901. the average wages paid
to them at Calumet, La.. were as fol
Cultivating season-men, with
out board ........$0.75 per day
Grinding season-men, with
out board ..1.......25 per day
General average ......1.00 per day
The laborer-s are furnished with
houses, gardens and given other priv
leges, besides being allowed Saturday
afternoon off two or three times per
month. From this it will be seen that
the lowest and most ignorant class of
negro labor in the country is better
paid than the private soldier in the
army. The negro requires little cloth
ing. whereas the, soldier must always
be decently dressed. The negro gets
his Saturday and Sunday holidays,
whereas the soldier is for duty at all
times. by night as well as by day. In
addition, the soldier is at all times
subject to orders which may cause him
o give up his life in their execution.
This should be worth something to
him. as insurance companies recognize
this risk by charging him extra pre
miums. It is true that the govern
ent provides for the retirement of a
soldier, after thirty years' service,
with three-fourths of his paj on the
ative list, a privilege which the or
inarv' laborer does not -enjoy, butI
the percentage of men who 'avail
hemselves of this. benefit is so small
uder present conditions, and the re
rard so distant and remte, that it
oes not figure largely in Ithe actual;
omputation. of the -soldier's pay.I
Even hospital aceomnidTtions and
edicines, which are furnished to the
oldier free, are now being provided
y many of the large industrial cor
orations without- charge to their em
loyees. Medical attention is provid
d by miny for the sick, schools main
ained for the young comfortable
uarters constructed for living pur
6ses, hours of labor reduced, and oth:-I
r inducements offered which make
he lot of the laborer far more easy
nd attractive than ever before. But
he pay of the soldier remains prac
ieally the same as it was thirty
ears ago. This prosperous peidin
ur country's history as yet makes no
orresponding betterment for the pay
f the soldier, and he is the only one
who has not shared in the general
rosperity. The pay of the private,
orporal and sergeant of the line is
the same as that fixed by congress,
uly 1, 1871., What wonder that non
ommissioned officers or privates who
are discharged with excellent charac
ter do not re-enlist, when they canj
find other employment at higher~
ages, fewer restrictions, and moreI
Hogs As Ready Cash Products.
Prof. Andrew M. Soulo in So'uth
ru 'j.Far Magazine of Baltimore for
For' the small farmer the hog is
the animal par excellence to grow. as
e matures in from 10 to 12 imonths
md has a' ready eash value on the
arket. Furthermore. hogs can be
raised cheaper than any other class
f stock, for under the modified sys-!
tem of practice outlined below hogs
may be made to weigh 180 to 200'
pounds in 10 to 12 months on a min
imum ration of grain, say fronr five
to ten bushels of corn. This, compar
ed with the exclusive corn-fattening
practiced generally, would revolu
tionize the whole business from a fi
nancial standpoint. The south does
not grow corn on anything like the
scale followed in the west, but it has
)en clearly demonstrated that sub
stitutes of equal value to eorn can be
utilized ini the south at a minimum
f cost, so that the compensating in
fluences of nature have placed the
southern farmer on a plane where he
can compete successfully with the
The hog has long been recognizedl
as a mortgage-lifter, but his good
qualities are often ignored because of
the inroads which the dreaded dis
ease. cholera. makes all too frequent
lv in the herd. There is no cure
all" for cholera. but if the hog were
more generally prized and given that
attention which he merits there would
be less trouble from cholera. Dis
eased hogs should be isolated when
they die-destroyed by burning. A
large per cent of the hogs raised are
allowed to range at will, and should
bne die the carcass is left just where
it fell, and buzzards and other birds
scatter the germs here and there.
Many of the hogs that die contami
iate the streams, and animals farther
down contract the disease in this way.
The man who hopes to make money
out of hogs must look after the sani
tarv condition of his animals. disin
feet them properly, see that the pens
are well cleaned and cared for. and
that wholesome food is provided. At
tention to these details will generally
be found effertual in protecting the
Not A Policeman.
General Lee. commanding the de
partment of Texas. tells a good story
Leaving his office one afternoon af
ter closing hours, he was stopped at
the sally port by oie of a large num
ber of visitors attracted to San An
tonio by the recent faie.
''Will you please tell me what car
I take to the springs?" asked a dam
The general paused and with his
customary courtesy, removed his hat
before replying that he was not very
familiar with the destination of the
various car lines.
"But you ought to know," said his
fair inquisitor, allowing something of
impatience to appear in her tone.
"Ain't you a policeman?"
The general replied sadly that "at
one time in his life he had aspirations
to become a member of the force, but
he feared it was too late.
The maiden's look of impatience
ave way to one of admiration as she
contemplated the gentleman's figure.
And with a sigh she said: "Well, if
you aI't a. policeman, you sure ought
A pair of embroidered, fancy look
ing' suspenders hung in front of a
Michigan avenue store yesterday, and
a young man stopped to exammne
"Something new?" he asked as the
proprietor came out.'
"Shust oud, mine friendt. Dose ish
" Are you the sole agent ?"
"1 vhas. Dot batent came oud
about two veeks ago, und my brudder
in New York sends me a shob lot yes
terday. You can 't buy 'em no blae
"They don 't look very strong."
"Vhat ! If you can preak dose
suspenders by shumping nine, fences,
T gif you ten h)airs!'
"I wonder how they'll wear?"
"Shoots like iron. Here is a bair
of dot, patent." he replied, as he un
buttoned his vest. "dot I haf worn
ofer two years.-Detroit Free Press.
Disappearing Hotel Towels.
"We lose money enough in stolen
towels every week to board half a
dozen porters," said a hotel clerk.
"We never know exactly where they
go, but they certainly disappear, and
that right fast. If s'ome of the peo
pe who take our towels would exert
their energies in a more laudable vo
ation they would have been rich
many months ago.
"There is scarcely a room in the
hotel that does not lose a towel at
lest three times a week. Of course,
w place se veral kins-face towels,
bath towels and just plain towels-in
each one, and soine one finds them so
attractive that they are dropped into
a grip and hustl&d out with the re
maiderC of the luggage.
"When vou figure that a good bath
towel costs from ten to twenty cents
and other towels anywhere from three
to five cents, you probably can esti
mate the dead loss to. a hotel. It is
very convenient to drop them into
satchels, suit cases or trunks, and they
are right handy to wrap shoes or oth
er articles of clothing in."
Who Got Into the Firm?
Once there were two lads, Paul and
William, who entered the employ of
a great mnanufacturer at 'the same
I i;i. P:m! d1evo ted himself assiduous
lI int hi wrk,~ and' so did William:
and in timen they were 'familiar with
all the op)erat ions of the concern by
which they were emplJloyed. Paul had
the interests of his emnlover at heart.
;!nd after many yer of thought ard
experimenQflt lbe devised a [plan1 fori het
irn:.: i' the ~ prductW wihout meros-C1
in the cost. William also devotd
several years of time and thought to
ac product and at last he invented
a prtcess by which it could be. made
40 per cent cheaper to the manuact
urer i) means t undiscoverable ada'
teration, and the price to the consimi
er could be kept at the same 3u .
Ten -uesses will be allowed each con
testant. and the question is, which of
the boys Is now a partner in the con
A -rood story is told on John R.
Thomas. of Muskogee, a well-known
lawyer of that city, who was formerly
jndme of a Western district. One
night Thomas found himself in
'a shabby little town which had
no hotel. Desiring to stay all
night. he asked a lounger in front
of a orocery store where he might
ind_accommodations. The lounger
went inside or the store, which was
rin bv an Indian. When informed
that there was a man outside who
wanted a place to spend the night, the
"Who is the fellow?"
Judge Thomas," was the reply.
'Well. if that's the fellow, he*had
better pay me what he owes me be
fore asking me for any favors."
"How is that?" queried the loung
er. "[s he in debt to you?"
"Yes,'' replied the Indian. "When
he was Judge at Muskogee I was
brought before him for selling liquor.
I was convicted and in sentencing me
he said, 'I will give you 60 days and
$100., I got the 60 days all right, but
he never came across with the $100.''
NOTICE or APPLICATION FOR
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned will make application to
the Secretary of State,. for the State
of South Carolina, on the 31st day of
March, 1906, at 12 o'clock M., at his
office, in the Capitol, at Columbia,
South Carolina, to grant a charter for
a railway company to be known as
"Spartanburg & Glenn Springs Son-'
thern Railway.' the line of railroad
of which proposed compaiy shall ex
tend from the City of Spartanburg,
S. C., to the City of Aiken, S. C.,
through the City of Spartanburg and
the Townships of Spartanburg, Paco
let, Fair Forest. Glenn Springs,
Woodruff, and Cross Anchor, in the
County of Spartanburg, an~d the town,
ships of Jonesville, Bogansville, Un
ion,. Cross Keys, and Goshen Hill in 1
the County of Union, and the town
ships of Scuffleton, Laurens, Jacks,
Hunter, and Cross Hill, in the County
of Laurens, and townships No. 1, No.
4, No. 5. No. 6. No. 7. and No. 8, in
the County of Newberry. and town-'
ships No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5,
No. 6, and No. 7. in the County of Sa
luda, and the townships of Blocker,
Elmwood, Moss, -Pickens. Johnston,
Wards,; Shaws, Wise, and Merriweth
er in the County of Edgefield, and the
townships of Chinquapin, Wards, Mc
Tier, Shaws, Aiken and Gregg in the
County of Aiken,. all of said counties
being in ther State. of South Carolina,
by the most feasible route, the total
length of which road shall be about
100 miles. which corporation, 'if said
charter is granted, will have the pow
er to condemn lands for rights-of-way.
A written declaration and petition,
in accordance with Section 1.917 of
the Code of South Carolina, will be
filed at or before the time of the mak-'
ing of said application.
Witness our hands this 24th day of
February, A. D., 1906.
J. B. Lee.
. -V. M. Montgomery.
A. L. White.
W. S. Montgomery.
Aug. W. Smith.
T. B. Thackston.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned will, on the twelfth day of
April, 1906, make a final settlement
on the estate of John J. Mayer, de
ceased, and will immediately thereaf
ter apply to the Judge of P'robate for
letters dismissory as administrator of
said estate. All parties having claims
against the said estate will present
same on or before that date and all
parths due the said estate will make
SJohn M. Suber,
IFASH ION ABL E
Does not only apply to stylish
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Shave and an up-to-date Hair
Cut as well. In order to mak'
your toilet complet~e call at my
Tonsorial Parlor. First-class
work guaranteed. Hot and
CHAS. P. BEECH ER
Under Crotwell Hotel.
By Way Of Comparison
At the bottom is a pica.re of a faim
on which dUr fertilizer. were not used.
Notice the very poor growth ? At the
top, there is a photograph of the fied
of a planter who believes in the liberal
use of only
See the good. even stand, and tall,
luxuriant piants? You can see many
other inte estinx pictures of farms
iike these oa wtich the cropsof poor
and good yields ure compared. in our
large, pretty aimanac. Asx i our dealer
for it, or send us 6c. in stamps to pay
I he cost of wrapping and postagc.
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A PIANO OR ORGAN FOR YOU.
To the head of every family who is
umbitious for the future and education
)f his children, we have a Special Pro
osition to make.
No Article in the home shows the
vidence of culture that does a Piano or
rgan. No accomplishment gives aw.
nuch pleasure or is of as at value in
tfter life as the knowle of music
wd the ability to play wel
Our Small PaMent Plan makes the
)wnership of a high grade Piano or Or.
Just a few dollars down and a smal
)ayment each mouth or quarterly. or
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