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THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
LESSON VIII, SECOND QUARTER, INTER
NATK)*AL SERIES, MAY 21.
Text of the Lesson, John1 Nviii. S-40.
Memory Verses. 37. S--Golden Text,
John xviii, 37 - Commentary Pre
pared by Rev. 1). M. Stearns.
In this lesson, which leads up to the
rcifixion. we mnust. however briefly.
sum up the evetits from last lesson on
ward. Let us not forget that it is His
h.- t night in a mortal body. The dark
ness ever deepens. and the conflict
grows more and nore tierce. for all the
powers of darkness are about to do
their worst, and Ile is about to bear in
His own body the sins o-f the whole
world (I Pet. ii. 24: I John ii. 2.
His going forth from the city over the
brook Kedron. rejected by Is;rael. his
Son (Ex. iv, 22. 2:3: 1oS. xi. 1). carries
us back to David goim; forth (ver the
same brook, rejected 1y his son (I
Sam. xv. 3v but the type was a very
faint shadow of this awful reality.
How the agony was heaped up in the
betrayal of udis. the denial of Peter,
beinig forsaken of all. the mocking and
buffeting and cruel scourging and final
lv the hiding of His own Father's face
as Ie who knew no sin was made a
sin otering for us-remember, "for us,"
and let your heart say *for me." suffer
ina all this for me that I might not
suffer through all eternity, and all of
His own voluntary will (Lev. i, 3), for
no power on earth or in hell cold take
Him or take His life from Him un
loss He willed it (John x, 1S). In the
garden see those who came to take
Him going backward and falling to the
ground when Ile simply said. "I am."
They never would have risen again if
le had not willed it, but Ile let them
take Him and bind Him and lead Him
away to Annas and Caiaphas and to
Pilate. "He was brought as a lamb to
the slaughter, and as a sheep before
her shearers is dumb. so Ile openeth
not His mouth" (Isa. liii. 7). He left
us an example t.hat we should follow
His steps (I Pet. ii, 21-23).
After much buffeting and suffering
and uncalled for abuse Ile is brought
before Pilate in the early morning by
these self righteous Pharisees, who
I would not enter Pilate's judgment hall
lest they should be defild, not -consid
ering it defnling to hate and persecute
and determine to kill an innocent man.
Even though they did not accept Him
as the Messiah, their prophets had said,
"Let none of you imagine evil against
his brother in your heart" (Zech. vii,
10; viii. 17). They were taught to love
God with all their heart and their
neighbor as themselves (Lev. xix. 18).
yet see In them a repetition of the
treatment of Josepk by his brethren.
Hear them accuse Him of being a
malefactor (verse 30), He, the Holy One
of God, the spotless Lamb, who did no
See the Scripture being fulfilled in the
Jews asking the Romans to be His ex
ecutioner, for had the Jews killed Him
He would have been stoned as Stephen
was, but it was foretold that He should
be crucified, His hands and His feet
pierced (Ps. xxii, 1f; Zech. xii, 10), and
Jesus had Himself said that lie was
to be crucified (Matt. xx, 19). How
weighty and all important the sayings,
"The Scripture cannot be broken," "All
things must he fulfilled" (John x, S5;
Luke xxiv, 44).
Otur Lord acknowledged to Pilate that
He was the King of the Jews, but that
no earthly power would or could give
Him His kingdom; it is given Him by
the Father, even as He said in His
prayer in last week's lesson, "The glo
ry which Thou gayest Me." His words,
"My kingdom Is not of this world"
(verse 30), do not in any way indicate
that His kingdom will not be on this
earth. for it is the repeated affrmatin
that it will be (Dan. vii, 27; Rev. v, 9,
10: xi, 15; Matt. v, 5; Num. xiv, 21, etc.),
but it is "not from hence." It will come
by judgments and a great catastrophe
at His second coming In glory.
As He' had said before, "My sheep
hear My voice," so now He says, "Ev
ely one that is of the truth heareth My
voice" (verse 37). Even though we
preach the simplest, purest gospel 'we
are nowhere 'taught that all will re
ceive it, for during the whole of this
age there will be the four kinds of soil
described In the parable of the sower,
and wheat and tares will grow together
til the end of the age. Those whom
the Father has given to Him will come
to Him, and His word faithfully spo
ken will always accomplish His pleas
ure (Isa. lv, 11). Pilate's question,
"What is truth?" was seemingly
thoughtlessly uttered and received no
reply, but we have the answer in John
In verse 38 and chapter xix, 4, 0, note
Pite's threefold testimony to His In
nocence, and yet when they demand
His death lie is surrendered to..their
will and a robber and murderer is set
free. It is even so to this day; the Life
and Light of men, the only Saviour of
sinners, is despised and rejected, and
the father of lies, a murderer from the
beginning, is believed and received and
followed by the multitude. Whom have
you chosen? Our eternal welfare de
pends upon our relation to Christ. We
may say, as Pilate said. "I find no
fault In Him," or we may even say, as
some do. "I believe He was the best of
men and a great teacher," but the great
Question, the vital question, is, Have
you~ chosen Him as your own Saviour?
That there is something divine in ev
ery gII~n which only needs development
is also most unscriptural, for the floly
Spirit of God has put on record that all
are by nature children of wrath, dead
in sins-, and that the carnal mind is en
mity against God (Eph. ii, 1, 2; Rom.
vi, 7). The Lord Jesus Christ Is be
fire us for acceptance or rejection, and
the greatest of all questions is, "What
shall I do hvith Jesus?" (M~att. xxvii,
The next teachers' examination will
be held at the court house. Ftriay,
Iay 19th. In addition to the reguilar
subects questions wvill be sub'mtted on
Huhe's MIistakes in Teaching. P eter
man's Civil Government ad C urrent
Events. Certilicates will be issued upon
th presentation of a fall diploma. to
gradates from any' one of theC follow
ig named colleges: South Ca'rolina
Colege, Furman University. W\ollord
'olere. Clemson Collegec, South Caro
ina 3Militaryv Academy, Erskine Col
lege. Newberry Coilege. Greenville
Female College, Chtcora College. Lime
Stone College. Converse College. ('o
limbia .Female College. Presbyterian
Colege for Women, W\inthrop College.
Lander Femalie C'ollege. Presbyterian
of South Carolina, Dune West Female
College, Charleston College, lmcmini -
ge' Normal School. colored. Clain Cn
niversitv. State Colored Col lcge. Ilene
dit Institute. Avery Normal I ustituate.
The above is the legal list andi cer
titicates issued on diplomas fr-om schools
and colleges not found in this list ean
nl(t be reneweri.
SumDt. of IElucation.
\pmil 22. 1n
THE SHIP'S SURGEON
HE HAS A BUSY TIME OF IT ON BOAR.
A TRANSATLANTIC LINER.
The Position Is Not a Sinecure. and
the Doctor Must Be a Man of Wide
Attailxnents and as Progressive as
His Colleaguex on shore.
"If you would be so good. sir. there
is a woman in the port aft hospital
who is much in need of your services.
sir." was the salutation of the third
cabin steward as he awakened the ship
surgeon froi a comifortable sleep an1d
spoiled a deligltfl dream co::eering
nautilcal elysium wvhere lae were
never ill and where ship surgeons were
allowed to sleep uninterruptedly each
It was 3 0'clock on a miserable' morn
lng. A heavy gale from the northeast
h:d blown steadily for thirty hours.
kicking up a nasty sea. Despite the
great length of the ocean greVlouniid,
she plunged about in the turbulent wa
ter like some frightened monster. IIer
enormous head ploived through the
mighty waves and sent mountains of
spray tiying to the very stern.
With an alacrity born of a physi
cian's innate desire to relieve suffer
Ing the ship surgeon got into his clothes
and started for the scene of his labors.
The decks were wet with rain and fly
ing spray. and the rolling of the ship
added to the discomforts of perambula
tion. As the doctor passed a conpan
ionway leading from the weather side
of the shIp a huge wave slapped
against the vessel and sent a torrent
of water through the passaare. The
surgeon's cap went by the board, and
his overcoat was drenched. le was
tempted to be angry, but as his minl
harked back to other days. when on
cold, wet nights he had driven ten
miles or nuore over the bleak New
Hampshire hills on errands of mercy.
he congratulated himself on having the
stanchest of decks under hi, feet in
stead of being compelled to guide a
horse-through the murky. impenetrable
In a few moments the doctor had
ushered into the world a little life, and.
though the vessel rolled and pitched.
causing the hospital to assume all sorts
of crazy positions at times, he felt
amply repaid for the loss of sleep, fur
this tiny boy had by a few days es
caped being born on the soil of a des
potic European nation.
And this ushered in one of the doc
tor's busy days. No sooner had he
comfortably ensconced himself on his
settee for a nap until the first bugle
call thani he was summoned to attend
a sailor who had scalded his leg and
foot while preparing to swab one of
the decks. Before the sailor's needs
had been attended to it was breakfast
time. That gave a brief breathing
At 9 o'clock th- round of visits com
meneed. In the forward port hospital
a steerage passenger was found to be
ill with pneumonia, showing a tempera
ture of 104 degrees; a steward had
acute nephritis, a fireman tonsilitis and
a boy a septic hand. which he had
brought aboard. :i the after hospitals,
devoted to women. there were also va
rious cases. "A woman take-n acutely
and mnaniaeally insane after leaving
port demanded a good deal of atten
tion. A young wvoman with pleurisy,
an old lady with facial neuralgia, a
child with laryngitis and another with
a bronchial cold each took up a p)ortion
of the surgeons time.
At 10:30 o'clock came inspection. F-or
an hour the cap~tainh, purser, surgeon
and chief steward thoroughly inspected
the ship from stern to stem. Every
part of the vessel, from the tirst cabin
to the third class and from the saloon
to the firemen's forecastle, was gone
over. M1atters of ventilation, cleatnli
ness and order were considered, and
nothing which did not meet the appro
bation of the ofticers escaped detection.
The thoroughness exercised in this in
spection is such that the stewards
show the greatest vigilance. Neatness,
order and cleanliness have to be en
forced on shipboard.
After inspection the surgeon made
his cabin calls. For-tunately mal de
mer and minor ailments were all that
claimed his time. Then followed the
surgery hour, at whIch twenty-two of
the third cabin passengers and mem
bers of the crew asked for medical ad
-ice. The eas'es were nearly nll of a
minor nature-coughs, colds, sprains,
cuts and the like. Most of the third
cabin passengers were seasick, and the
majority were more than willing to lie
in their berths until the gale subsided.
Duing the afternoon the surgeon
had an opportunity to get a two hour
nap. Then came the evening hospital
calls and at S:30 o'clock the evening
surgery hour. At this time it was nec
essa-y to reduce a hernia and to fit a
truss. A bad case of varicose ulcer
was treated, and a couple of stitches
wvere taken in the scalp of a pugna
cious irishman who had decried Eng
lan's gr-eatness in the hearing of a
loyal Britisher. A fireman overcome by
the heat in the stokehole and another
aflited with vertigo ended the labors
of the surgeon for the night.
Such was a sample day's routine.
Happy was the medical man when on
reaching port after a busy week he
was able to land every person on the
ship. Two wvent to the hospital, but
both were "out of the woods" before
the vessel again turned her prow home
A very general misconception seems
to exist among the medaical profession
and indeed among many of the laity
also as regards the professional attain
ments of surgeons on the transatlantic
steamsips. There is a widespread no
tion that to be a ship's doctor one need
only have a smattering of medicine, to
gether with the vaguest ideas of sur
gry, and that, possessing these, :t man
is amply qualified to watch over the
healthx of several hundr-ed people among
he passengers and crew of his vessel.
In point of fact, the average steam
ship surgeon is at least as wvell quali
tied as~ the average phlysician on shore.
3any of them indeed are men of the
hihet scientitie attainments. The
number of men who would like to go to
sea as surgeonms is so gre-at that steam
ship companies may pick and choose
among the ablest of the y-ounger men.
It is extrenmely difficult nowvadays for
any but an exceptional l~hy.sician to oh
tai a regulr ber-th aboard a transat
To1 secure a place as p~hysiianf on one
Iof the ships it is e-ssential to have had
ample hospital experience. As a rule.
the umnagment gives p~re-ferecei to
men who have beeni in private pr-actice
after completing their hospital work.
All steamships sailing under the Enig
lish 11ag arie reu i red to ecarrmy as reg
uiar surgeons men who have bteen
rained in* England, Scotland or ir
The ship sur-geon, howevecr lie may
devote some of his time to the ameni
ties of civilized life, cannot be the so
cial butterfly lie is sometimes repre
sented as beitng. Indeed, most sur
tabe crer wmen nthey preside anu oe
easionally on the promenade deck. The
ship suorgen leads. in fact. practically
the same kind of life as his confrere
ashore. le is a busy man. The larger
vessels seldom carry fewer than 50z
people oil each trip, and in the summer
months 1500 would be nearer an av
Each one of these persons, in what
ever class, is privileged to call on the
surgeou at any time. day or night. And
the average passenger feels free to ex
ercise his privilege. His aihments are
the same at sea as ashore, augmented
by the troubles peculiar to the sea, and
if iiiythin- he is more particular when
on the water than when ashore. Prob
ably the ship's doctor listens to more
tiles of woe in one trip than he would
hear in six imontlis ashore.
It will be seen that the surgeon of
the big transatlantic liner is no drone.
His working hours are long, and much
of his leisure time is taken up In the
ztudy and the perusal of the medica'
literature. of which he usually has a
generous supply. The surgeon's library
is aimple and up to date and his med
ical and surgical equipment of the best.
He therefore who supposes that the
doctor at sea is not the peer of the doc
tor ashore should at once disabuse his
mind of that impression. The medical
profession has no more high minded,
earnest and hardworking representa
tives than the ones who go down to
the sea In ships.-New York Times.
GREAT SUN SPOTS.
rhe Furious Solar Tempests That
Mark Their Appearance. '
Taek in 1843. when the Millerites
were looking for the end of the world,
there was a great sun spot that to
many seemed to lend weight to the
Millerites' arguments from the time
prophecies in the Bible. For a week
in that year there was a sun spot that
was visible to the naked eye. It meas
ured 74,S16 miles across. On the day
of the eclipse in 1858 a spot 107,000
miles in extent was clearly seen. These
spots are considered to be storms in
the glowing gases that correspond to
the atmosphere of this earth. If there
were ships on the sun as large its this
earth they would be tossed about like
autumn leaves in an ocean storm.
These solar spots are most abundant
on the two sides of the sun's equator,
where they mark something akin to a
terrestrial cyclone belt. The center of
a cyclone is rarefied and th -refore
colder. Cold on the sun is darkness.
An astronomer says that these cyclones
carry down into the depths of the
solar mass the cooler materials of the
upper layers. formed principally of hy
drogen. and thus produce in their cen
ter a decided extinction of light and
heat as long as the gyratory movement
lasts. Finally the hydrogen, set free
at'the base of the whirlpool, becomes re
heated at this great depth and rises up
tumultuously, forming irregular jets,
which appear above the chromosphere.
Sun spots often break out or disap
pear under the eye of the observer.
They divide like a piece of ice dropped
on the surface of a frozen pond. the
pieces sliding off in every direction, or
they combine like separate floes driven
together into a pack. Sometimes a
spot will last for more than 200 days,
through six or eight revolutions of the
sun. Sometimes a spot will last only
half an hour.
"The velocities indicated by these
moements," writes Henry White
Warren, D. D., "are incredible. An up
rush or downrush at the sides has been
measured of twenty miles a second, a
siderushi or whirl of 120 miles a second.
These tempests are over regions so
wide that our own Indian ocean is too
small to be used for- comparison. As
they cease the advancing sides of the
spots approach each other at the rate
of 20.000 miles an hour. They strike
together. and the rising spray leaps
thousands of miles into space."--Chi
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A Joke on the "Prophet."
Somne time in the thirties of the last
century Prophet Josep~h Smith, Sr., the
Mormon, and a party of his followers
were proselyting in Muskingum coun
ty, 0. H~e appointed a certain day
whenl he would show the people hits
wonderful p~ow~ers-and that he was a
second Christ by walking on the wa
ters of -Mud creek. The water was
always muddy. A day or two before
the time set grandmother's brother
Robert and a couple of neighbor boys
were accidentally attracted to the
Mormons working at the creek and,
concealing themselves, watched the
Mormons put down stakes and put
planks on them from bank to bank,
the plank resting about sIx inches un
der water. After the Mormons left
the boys went down and took out the
center plank, where the water was
about ten feet deep. The next day
Balaami Smith came down to the creea
and, after a long exhortation, started
across the creek. lHe was all right
and on top till he came to the center,
where his "powers" seemed to leave
ii, and hie wvent to the bottom. This
was the end of Mormonism In that
What Won the GirL.
It was In a subwva'y train. On the
lap of a woman, apparently her moth
r, sat a girl of some eighteen months.
Next to them was another mother with
her two-year-old son. Each woman
petted the other's child, and the boy
liked the assention and laughed and
pranced. The girl maintained a
straight face. She did not fret, nor
apparently did she want to cry, but If
the word can be used In the case of
one so young she was bored. The
p)ettng of her own mother and of the
other woman clearly had no effect.
Then the little boy entered the lists.
Edging up to the child, he put his arms
around her neck and said, "I love 'oo!"
Then It was that there broke over the
babys face the first smile that had ap
peared since the long subway ride
from Harlem began. And as for the
mothers, the usual and natural comn
mnents as to prescienace followed.-New
Aunt Jane-What a man Henry is to
tear and swear! You used to say he
never lost his temper. Emily-Yes,
that's when he was paying attention
to me. Evidently he was saving until
after he was married.-Boston Tran
No human being, man or woman, can
act up to a sublime standard without
is often as great as woman's. But Thos.
S. Austin, Mgr. of the Republican, of
Leavenworth, Ind., was not unreason
ahle, when he refused to allow the doc
tors to operate on his wife for female
trouble, "Instead," he says, "we con
cluded to try Electric Bitters. My wife
was then so sick, she could hardly leave
her bed, and five physicians had failed
to relieve her. After taking Electric
Bitters, she was perfectly cured, and
can now perform all her household
duties." Guaranteed by The R. B.
Loryea Drug Store. Price 50c.
YRICKS OF THE MULE
HOW THE OLD' STAGERS WOULD
DODGE THE CINCHING PROCESS.
The Bell Mare and the Way she
Would Lead the Clan-The Anties
of a Herd With a Survey Expedi
tion During a Total Solar Eelivse.
An old member of the Hayden geo
logical survey was recalling some of
his days on the trail. He said:
"It was then that I learned the ingen
ious tricks of the mule, one of the most
intelligent animals living. It was In
ISTS that I joined the survey. All con
nected with the expedition were or
dered to round up at the Davis ranch,
twelve miles from Cheyenne, the home
ranch of one of those cattle companies
whose herds then ranged from British
Columbia to Texas. When I arrived I
found a scene that resembled the camp
ing place of an arny.
"A little way off on the prairie was
being herded the enormous bunch of
mules that was to transport the expedi
tion. The packers were occupied In
agreeing upon and cutting out the
mules to be assigned to each division.
They would ride first one and then an
other to determine the very best sad
dlers, and these they would calmly ap
propriate for themselves. The packer
of those days was a very important
personage, and-the Hayden survey en
gaged only those of the highest rank.
The mules employed were the most de
sirable for packing purposes, the Span
ish mule, weighing 700 or 800 pounds,
sure footed, strong and good travelers.
They were very intelligent and after a
short time beeame extremely cunning
in avoiding the duties required.
"First, as the regular hour for sad
dling approached they would steal
away and hide behind some rock or
clump of bushes. As preparations were
made for cinching, they would watch
cautiously, and at the first tug of the
cinch they would bow their sides in
the direction of the operator, at the
same time inhaling to the fullest exc
tent. An old mule that had become
really scientific at the business will
keep an inexperienced packer busy
cinching and recinching for two hours
and then only to find that the operation
must be repeated in the first half mile
after leaving camp. The only way to
thwart his purpose is to wait a few
moments till the mule is off his guard
and then quickly gather in the slack or
for the 'off' packer to turn him sud
denly to the left, destroying his atti
tude of resistance.
"Accompanying each train of mules
is always a horse of some description,
preferably white or gray, wearing a
cow bell and commonly designated as
the 'bell mare.' The mules will follow
this animal as a colt follows its moth
er and in cases of peril or distress on
its part will manifest the anguish of a
child over its parents.
"Once on the survey in crossing a
m'arshy drain the bell mare became
mired. A mule near her, discovering It,
immediately gave the alarm. Instantly
the whole train, with the packs on their
backs, rushed to the rescue. They hud
ded about the bell mare in .a circle
and brayed until the very hills re
echoed with their lamentations. .The
packers in their attempts to extricate
the snare were nearly trampled under
foot by the excited mules, which In their
efforts to assist rapidly became mired
themselves. It required the united ef
forts of the whole Hayden survey to
hold them back until the packers could
liberate the mare.
"When turned loose to graze only the
bell mare needs to be hobbled or pick
eted, thus giving the mules entire free
dom to range for food. It Is next to im
possible to stampede or drive them
away. Their devotion to the bell mare
was touchingly shown at the time of
the total eclipse of the sun in the sum
mer of 1878.
"We were in northern Wyoming and
had made a forced march to get to the
region of totality, which was 43 north
and 32 west. We had just reached the
point when the eclipse began. Only the
scientists whose business it was watch
ed it, however. The rest of us were
busy watching the mules. They were
quietly grazing near camp when a sick
ly yellow light began to spread over the
landscape. At this one and another
would raise his head and gaze inquir
ingly at the mule next to him to ascer
tain if he were up to any mischief.
Finding no cause of the phenomenon
there, they all with one accord turned
and made a survey of each other up
and down the line to discover the prac
tical joker.' Unable to spot him, they
turned in concert while the light grew
more ghastly and made a prolonged
survey of the horizon.
"The hills and mesas now became
covered with a mottled. light-blue,
green and yellow-like a snake's skin.
This was more than they could stand.
With a simultaneous impulse they
turned to the old bell mare and hud
ded around her for protection. The
mottled light now passed away and
was succeeded by darkness. This was
all right. They understood darkness.
One by one they turned from the bell
mare and by successive and regular
thumps announced that night had
come, and they had thrown themselves
on the ground to sleep. When the dark
ness began to pass away the whole op
eration was reversed until natural day
light arrived, when they all quietly
went to feeding again, making no re
marks on the unusually short night."
New York Times.
"What a nice little boy!" said the
minister, who was making a call.
"Won't you come and shake hands, my
"Naw!" snapped the nice little boy.
"My gracious! Don't you like me?"
"Naw! I had ter git me hands an'
face washed jist because you come."
A Card of Thanks.
Please permit me through your paper
to thank the friends who, in the loss of
my horse, have so kindly contributed
toward purchasing another one for me.
For this kindness I can never express
the gratitude of my heart. How deep
l I feel the obligations under which I
am thus brought! Because of this act
of love I am resolved to endeavor to be
more faithful in the Master's service.
May blessings abide upon these friends.
L L. BEDENBAUGH.
Hot Weather Piles.
Persons afflicted with piles should
be careful at this season of the year.
Hot weather and bad drinking water
contribute to the conditions which
make piles more painful and danger
ous. DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve stops
the pain, draws out the soreness and
cures. Get the genuine, bering the
the name of .E. C. DeWitt & Co. Sold
by The R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
The Early Une of Skates.
Holland is said to be the home and
irthplace of skating, and without
doubt skating was first practiced there
and in the far north. In a country of
lakes and canals the necessity of walk
ing and running on Ice must have been
felt from the earliest days. In Iol
land they show the bone skates which
were found in one of the mounds of
which a Friesland village was built.
The skates were fastened to the feet
by straps passed through holes Which
were made in the bones. A Danish
historian mentions the sport In 1134.
The bone skates were also first used in
England. A writer In his account of
the amusements of the young people of
London In the twelfth century men
tions the fact that it was usual for
them to fasten the leg bones of ani
mals under the soles of their feet by
tying them around their ankles; then,
taking a pole shod with iron, they push
ed themselves forward with great ra
pidity by striking this pole into the ice.
Aunt Chloe and the Dinner.
Mrs. McJarvis had invited a num
ber -of friends to dinner, but the cook
left her on the morning of the appoint
ed day without a moment's notice,
says the Chicago Tribune.
In this emergency she hunted up an
old friend of the family, Aunt Chloe,
wife of Uncle Ephraim, and asked her
to take the cook's place.
"I'll cook de dinnah, missis," said
Aunt Chloe, "If you'll give me wot's
Mrs. MeJarvis agreed, and within
a few hours the dinner was well under
Later in the day she visited the
"Why, Aunt Chloe," she said, "I have
only five persons to entertain, and you
are cooking everything there is in the
house! What is that?"
"I want to make sho', misals," said
auntie, "dat dere'll be sum'n lef."
London's First Omnibus.
The first London omnibus was really
much more gorgeous than Its successor
of today. It was an imposing vehicle,
beautifully decorated and painted,
with accommodation for twenty-two
passengers inside, and was drawn by
three handsome bays, driven by a
smart coachman in livery, and Its con
ductor was gay in a blue cloth uniform,
like a midshipman. This conductor, by
the way, was the son of a naval cap
tain and spoke French so well that it
was quite common for the poke bonnet
ed young ladies from Paddington to
ride as far as the city and back with
the object of improving their French
by chatting with him. The fare from
the Yorkshire Stingo, at Paddington,
to the Bank was a shilling; halfway,
sixpence, and newspapers and books
were provided for the passengers.
Care of Harness.
Take the harness to a room where
you can unbuckle It and separate the
parts completely. Wash each part well
In lukewarm water to which has -been
added a little potash. Scrub well with
a brush until all the grease and dust
have been removed. Work the pieces
well under the hand until they become
supple. It won't do to oil until It be
comes so. Let the parts dry In a place
where they will do so slowly. When
just moist, oil. For this purpose use
cod liver oil. It Is the best for the pur
pose. Besides, If you were to use neats
foot the rats and mice are your ene
mies at once, while they will not touch
a harness oiled with cod liver oil. Give
a good dose of oil to all parts, then
hang up to dry. When dry, rub well
witr a soft rag.
A Russian Sentry'.
In 1859 the Rtussian emperor saw a
soldier In the middle of a grass plot in
the palace grounds. Why was there a
daily guard, relieved at stated Inter
vals? No one knew. Curiosity was
aroused, and at last a veteran was dis
covered who remembered hearing his
father say that the Empress Catherine
-she died in 1727-once saw a snow
drop In bloom at that point unusually
early and asked that a guard be sta
tioned there to protect It. And there a
sentinel remained for at least 132
years; no one knew how much longer.
For Sore Throat.
Those subject to sore throat will find
the following preparation simple, cheap
and highly efficacious when used in
the early stage: Pour a pint of boiling
water on thirty leaves of the common
sage and let the infusion stand for ani
hour; add vinegar sufficient to make It
pleasantly acid and honey to taste.
The mixture should be used as a gar
gle twice a day. There is no danger
If some of It Is swallowed.
Disappoiuntment on Both Sideu.
"You said the house was only five
minutes' walk from the station," com
plained the victim. "To say the least,
I'm disappointed In you."
"And I'm disappointed In you," re
plied the agent. "I thought you were
a very rapid walker."-Philadelphila
Setting flim Right.
"You think a good deal ofjyour hus
band, don't you?" asked the visiting
"You ha-ve the wrong preposition,"
answered Mr. Meekton's wife, with the
cold tones of the superior woman. "I
think for him."
When asked by her teacher to de
scribe the backbone a Norborne school
girl said, "The backbone is something
that holds up the head and ribs and
keeps one from having legs clear up to
the neck."-Norbornle Leader.
The .coldest Inhabited country Is
Werchojansk, in eastern Siberia. The
daily mean temperature of the entire
year Is 2.74 degrees below zero.
A Wonderful Saving.
The largest Methodist Church in
Georgia, used 32 gallons of L. M.
mixed with 24 gallons of oil. thus mak
ing paint cost about $1.20 ~per gallon.
They calculated to use 100 gallons of
other paint. Saved about $80.00, and
also got a big donation of L. & M.
Dealers gladly sell L. & M.. because
their customers call for it, and say they
used it 12, 14 and even 30 years ago.
Don't pay SI.50 a gallon for linseed
oil, which you do in ready-for-use paint.
Buy oil fresh from the barrel at 60
cents per gallon, and mix it with L. &
It makes paint cost about $1.20 per
gallon. Sold by The R. B. Loryea
ATLANTIC COAST LINE
CONFEDEATE VETERPANS' EEUNION,
Louisville, Ky.. June 14th to 16th, 1905.
One Cent Per flile for Distance Traveled, Plus 25 Cents.
Rate from MANNING, S. C., $14.05 for the round trip. Tick
ets on sale June 12th, 13th. 14th and 15th. with final limit June
19th. Extension of final limit to July 10th may be obtained by de
aositing tickets with Joint Agent, Louisville, Ky., and payment of
fee of 50 cents on each ticket. Stop-over will be allowed at Peters
burg, Richmond, White Sulphur Springs and Covington, Va.. for
Special train service and through Pullman cars will be ope
rated from convenient points. For further information see the
Agent or consult "The Purple Folder."
Wrightsville Beach, N. C.
On account of Summer School, June 15th to 21st, 1905. Tick
ets to Wilmington, N. C., will be sold June 14th, 15th and 17th,
with final limit June 24th, for one first class fare, plus 25 cents, for
the round trip. Rate from M.ANNING. S. C., to Wilmington N
C., and return, $5.25.
For other information, write
H. M. EMMERSON, W. J. CRAIG,
Traffic Manager, Gen'1 Pass. Ag't,
Wilmington, N. C.
EDWARD W. SCOTT, President.
PEACOCK & GOLD COMPANY, General Agents for North and
District Agents Wantec
By an established old line Life Insurance Company, with
attractive policy contracts. South C.arolina presents an
unusually good field for Life Insurance soliciting. Under
our contracts-offered to disbrict agents-men of charac
ter and ambition have excellent opportunities for rapid
rise to positions of wealth and influence in their commu
nities. It will pay you to consult me. Write today.
Sumter, S. C.
Now Is the Time to Start
A Bank Account,
And the BANK OF CLARENDON IS the Place.
We extend you an invitation to open a bank account with us,
whether it be large or small. Depositors with small balances are
as welcome in our bank as those having large balanees.
Why not begin now and make your first deposit with us and then you can
add to it from time to time. It will help you to get a snug bank
We pay interest on time deposits. Call or -write to us for particulars.
Bank of Clarendon,xsag,s.o
[WANT A MULE
Go to W. P. HAWKINS & CO. for the best."They
have just got in a lot of fine ones. Prices right and Vermns
You can depenld on what you buy of W. P. HAWKINS3
& CO., for they are straight and their new Horses and .Males
are unsurpassed in atmy market.
Honest dealings and the best stock is our motto for suc
cess, if it is Wvorth anything to you see W. P. HAWKINS &
Our salesrooms have been refilled with the view of en
ticing patronage and this can only be secured by having
what the people want, and their money's worth when they*'
*It will not cost you'o. cent to look through our stables
and salesrooms. -
Our prices will suit, and everything you buy from 'us
goes with our guarantee.
W. P. HIAWKINS & CU.
8 sUMMERTON HlARDWARE CO0.
SUMMERTON; S. C.
SJ. C. LANIIAM, C. 11. DAVIS, J. A. JAMES,
OUR MOTTO: 3 L'S.
Live and Let Live.
.. For dry goods, go to a dry goods store.
For shoes, go to a shoe store.
For groceries. go to a grocery store.
For medicines, go to a medicine store.
For HARD WARE and its kindred articles.
go to a HARDWARE STORE.
Stoves and Stoveware, Harness and
Our long residence in the county is our guarantee, of fair and
Shonest treatment of our customers.
We hve recently associated with us Mr. J1. M. Plowden form
erly with the Dillou' Hat:dware Company. who thoroughly under-X
~ta'ds the hardware business and will take pleasure im giv-mg the
P ub)lie -Lhe beuefit of his exp)erienlce.