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Don't Overdraw Your Aecount In the
Bank of Nature.
You have a deposit of nervous energy
placed to your account in the bank of
your body. It may be large, in which
happy case you are a millionaire in
strength and accomplishing power, or
it may be so microscopic as to need
careful husbanding and little expendi
ture to keep it from dwindling out al
But many millionaires become pau
pers, and some "dime savings" swell
Into millions. It depends upon the way
the capital is managed. You may
think you have so much that there Is
no need to be economical. You get up
in the morning and feel the blood
bounding through your veins like moun
tain cataracts, and you think you can
turn the mill wheels of the world.
You work day and night or you play
day and night, which is sometimes
more exhausting, and go at the limit of
your speed all the time. You are over
drawing your bank account of energy,
and that needlessly, for you probably
have enough to last a long and useful
lifetime. It pays to sit down and sharp
en your tools, and it adds cent per cent
to your body bank deposit.
Another with not half your brans
or bustle will get ahead of you in the
end, for he makes every aet, every
thought, go straight to the mark. He
wastes no effort. Everything he does
means something. It helps toward some
given end. You spend a great deal of
ammunition on your quarry because
you are overanxious. He keeps cool,
takes steady aim and wings his bird.
You get wrinkles and frost tipped
temples and become a bankrupt in vi
tality when you should be in your
prime. You have overdrawn .the best
and most valuable bank account the
Lord ever placed on the books of life
the ability "to love and to work and to
play and to look up at the stars."
The Story the Croupiers Tell of the
Wandering Jew.
All gamblers are superstitious, and
some of their pet superstitions are now
so old as to have acquired the respec
tability of venerable traditions. The
croupiers of Monte Carlo have an. in
teresting set of traditional supersti
tions of their own, most of which are
entirely unknown to the many thou
uanhds of visitors who toy with the
"tiger" in that gilded court of chance.
The most striking of these is the
story of the Wandering Jew, which the
croupiers, believe as fervently as they
do that the bank will down any "sys
tem" that ever was invented. There
is one day, and one day only. in the
year on-which the rooms of the casino
at Monte Carlo are closed-that is on
Cood Friday. When the rooms are
opened on the following day, they say,
the first- person to enter the "Grand
Nouvelle Salle de Jeur" is an old man
of venerable appearance. He wastes
no time, but. walking straight to one
* - of the tables, be places with the trem
bling fingers of extreme old age a
piece of money upon a certain number.
The.wheel Is turneti, the croupier's na
sal cry falls upon the ear, announcing
t,hat the number selected by the old
man has won. With a bitterly savage
exclamation the aged man seizes his
winnings, throws them about him and
hurries from the room to disappear, no
one knows where.
-He is the Wandering Jew, and until
he can lose a bet at Monte Carlo he
must continue his wanderings. Get on
the "blind side" of any of the old crou
piers of Monte Carlo, and they will tell
you this legend. Have they seen him?
Of course they have and are fully per
suaded that the aged and mysterious
stranger is none other than the man
condemned to perpetual earthly wan
derings nearly 2,000 years ago.
An Obstuele to Piety.
A story told by a western congress
man Is about two brothers, Ed and
Jim, who dealt in wool at their home
in Iowa. Jim went to a revival meet
ing (unthinkingly, the congressman
says) and "got religion." In his first
burst of enthusiasm he told his brother
of how much better he felt since his
conversion and urged Ed to come into
the fold. The latter pondered gravely
for a time and then said: "Ain't any
doubt but what religion's a good thing,
and I'm glad you've got It, Jim, but I
guess you better let me~ alone just
now.," he continued reflectively. "You
see, Jim, one of us has got to weigh; the
Chase That Frown.
Learnto laugh. A good laughis8bet
ter than medicine. Learn how to tell a
story. A well told story Is as welcome
as a sunbeam in a sickroom. Learn to
keep -your own troubles to yourself.
Teworld is too busy to care for your
rlls and sorrows.
Learn to stop croaking. If you can
not see any good In the world, keep the
bad to yourself. Learn to hide your
pains and aches under pleasant smiles.
No one cares to hear whether you have
the earache, headache or rheumatism.
Thoughtful Nature.
"How wondrous Is nature!" sighed
the dreamy eyed person.
"You bet!" answered the practical
man. "Why, you know how little love
is lost between the Hibernians and the
Africans, and just look how nature has
arranged things so as to prevent the
Irish potato from coming in contact
with the blackberry." - Baltimore
Iferely a Suggestiou.
"Mian proposes and woman disposes,"
remarked thie young man who gets quo
tations twisted.
'Well." replied the beautiful blond on
the other end of the sofa, "I'm disposed
to do my part if' some man will do his."
Three minutes later she had him
landed.-Chicago News.
Her Idea of It.
"Do you believe In short engage
"Yes, indeed, and lots of them!"-D.
troit Free Press. -j
How Some Wild Captives Act When
Mealtime Arrives.
An animal Is almost as demonstrative
when he is hungry as when he is in a
rage. They are both natural feelings.
and he sees no reason for disguising
them. Human beings who are affected
in the same way as animals by hunger
pay tribute to civilization by not let
ting this appear. At an animal show
in this. city the wild occupants of the
cages get' very wild when the hour
comes for them to be fed. A truck
laden with meat and vegetables is
wheeled around. Long before it gets to
their cages the lions act as if beside
themselves over the maddening pros
pect of food. The cages are very small,
and yet a lion and lioness will often be
in one. They tear from one side to the
other, the lion jumping over the body
of the lioness rather than make a "lon
ger trip around." Though they ought
to have learned that each will get a
share, they both plunge for the great
chunk of meat. Once they get it they
eat it with a certain intensity, but de
The hyenas, "bounders" of the ani
mal realm, are horribly greedy and
will steal from each other every
chance they get. The apes, the "snobs"
of animal kind, are rather fastidious, if
greedy. The ostrich, large, robust bird
that it is, awaits its food with much
stolidity and when it gets its head of
cabbage pecks at it in a most con
tained, ladylike fashion. The stoical
elephant is a placid eater also.-NeW
York Times.
Speed of Racing Camels.
The racing camel is very carefully bred
and valuable prizes are offered by a
racing society at Biskra for the fleetest
racer, says Pearson's Magazine. I have
seen the start of a race and it remind-'
ed me, In a faroff sort of way, of a
horse race. The camels were all ar
ranged in line and they sniffed the air
in their anxiety to be off. A flag was
waved and they set off at a terrible
pace, as if they were only racing for a
short distance. They kept together
until they were almost out of sight.
Then they seemed to settle down to
their habitual pace and the race pro
ceeded with long intervals between
the competitors. I have also seen the
finish of a camel race, and it reminded
me of the first inotor car promenade
between' London and Brighton. The
camels were certainly not so broken
down and bedraggled, but they came
in at intervals -of several hours and
great patience was necessary to watch
them arrive.
-- A Mystic Volume.
A good story is told of the Russian
police, who are very careful lest any
literature of an atheistic character
shall fall Into the hands of the peas
A peasant In the province of Minsk
went to a publisher's shop and asked
for a Bible. Unwittingly the shopmanl
gave him an algebra primer.
On opening the book when he reach
ed home, the peasant was surprised to
find It full of mystic signs and hiero
glyphics. The peasant showed it to a
policeman, who felt convinced that the
signs were of an "extremely freethink
ing character," and so arrested the
At the trial the peasant was dis
charged, and the policeman, instead of
being rewarded for his religious seal,
was reprimanded.
Oil of Rattlesnakes.
In Pennsylvania the oil of rattle
snakes is preserved most carefully as a
liniment especially good for sore joints
and for rheumatism. In procuring the
oil the dead snake is nailed head and
tal to a board and cut open. The fat
is taken out and laid upon a cloth in
the hot sun, from which the filtered oil
drips into a jar. From fear that the
reptile may have bitten itself the clear
oil is tested by dropping a portion of It
into milk. If It floats in one globule, It
is regarded as unaffected; if, on the
other hand, It breaks into beads and
curdles the milk, it is judged to be pot
sonous and thzown away.
He Knew Some Costly Ones.
In order to discourage the use of ob
jectionable words, says the Chicago
Post, the father had evolved a system
of fines, somewhat after this fashion:
Hang It, 1 cent.
Darn it, 2 cents.
Gosh, 3 cents.
Gosh darn it, 5 cents.
The boy who was to be reformed by
this method studied the tariff with con
siderable interest, but it was some time
before he spoke.
"Well," he said at last, "I guess I
know some words that would cost a
To Clean Niekel Clecks.
Cheap nickel clocks that have proved
their convenience through much popu
lar use play tricks with their timekeep
ing occasionally for want of clanningr.
This fault may be quickly remedied
with naphtha. The backs should be
unscrewed and the works taken out
and immersed in the fluid, a treatment
that will speedily restore their service
unless some more radical defect than
dust is the trouble.
Too Much Like Work.
"Its terrible to be sleepy so much of
the time," said Meandering Mike.
"Why don't you go to sleep?" re
joined Plodding Pete. "You might as
"Dat's where you're wrong. If dere
is anyt'ing I dreads, it's goin' to sleep.
I might dream I was workin'."-Wash
inton Star.
Irene's Opportunity.
Willie-What makes you come to our
bde so often. Mr. Hankinson? Do
you want to marry our Irene?
Miss Irene (taken by surprise, but
realizing with rare presence of mind
that Mr. Hankinson has to say some
thing now)-Willie, you impertinent
boy, leave the room!
Uually the opportunities that come
to a man aretphose that knock on his
oor on a cold morning and e has to
go out in his bare feet and coax in.
Atchison Globe.
The Slip That Doomed Major Andre
and Saved West Point.
At Tarrytown there is a monument
surmounted by a bronze figure ever on
duty that marks the spot where on
Sept. 23. 1780, a man sprang, as it
were, out of the ground, seized the bri- I
die of the traveler's horse and at the
same instant demanded a halt. Two
other men joined the first, and to these
three the traveler offered the authority f
for John Anderson to pass on public r
business and signed by the major gen
eral commanding West Point.
For one moment the pass sufficed. i
Then there was doubt. In that moment
of hesitation the traveler's eyes rested
upon a coat that one of the men wore
which he had obtained while a prisoner I
not long before, and, recognizing the ]
garb of the Hessian soldiers attached
to the British army, the traveler con
eluded hastily that l, had fallen l
among friends instead of foes. "I see
you belong to the army down below, as
I do," he remarked, with a slight ges
ture of the head toward the river.
Fatal words! They sealed the doom
of Adjutant Major General John An
dre of the British army. He was
quickly dismounted and searched with
out result, and still there was delay.
Some latent sense of required vigilance
incited these humble militiamen to re
newed search of the traveler's person.
West Point was saved.
A Horse's Sense of Smell.
A horse will leave musty hay un
touched in his bin, however hungry.
He will not drink of water objectiona
ble to his questioning sniff or from.a
bucket which some odor makes offen
sive, however thirsty. His intelligent
nostril will widen, quiver and query
over the daintiest bit offered by the
fairest of hands, with coaxings that
would make a mortal shut his eyes and
swallow a mouthful at a gulp. A mare
is never satisfied by either sight or
whinny that her colt is really her own
until she has a certified nasal proof of
the fact. A blind horse, now living, E
will not allow the approach of any
stranger without showing signs of an
ger not safely to be disregarded. The
distinction is evidently made by his t
sense of smell and at a considerable i
distance. Blind horses, as a rule, will.
gallop wildly about a pasture without
striking the surrounding fence. The
sense of smell informs them of its prox-I
imity. Others will, when loosened from
the stable, go direct to the gate or bars j
opened to their accustomed feeding 1
grounds and when desiring to return,
after hours of careless wandering, will ,
distinguish one outlet and patiently
await its opening.-St. James Gazette.
English Style Dinners.
In the endeavor to be like the Eng
lish in some of their ways, curious cus
toms are started In France. For in
stance, among the middle classes, when
a special dinner Is given in the "Eng
lish style" the length of the dining ta- 1
ble Is loaded with Immense dishes,
their shape and form each indicating
their contents, In the same way as the
rounded cover of a cheese dish, in the<
form of a cheese, tells Its own story.
One of these dishes will be butter col
ored, and rounded knobs, representa
tive of plain boiled potatoes, will or- {
nament the cover; another of green
and white will have raised cabbage
leaves running over, while yet another
Is all In ridges, indicative of a bundleI
of asparagus.
The wells of the dishes themselves
are all treated in the same way, and
the coloring, roughly speaking, is cor
Good Substitute.
"Father, I should like to try one of
these systems of physical exercise that
are advertised in the papers. They are
cheap, and you don't need any ap
"I'll furnish you with one, my son,
that I tried with great success when I
was a young man, and I'll warrant it
to be as good as any in the market."
"Could I take it here at home?"
"Yes; that is one of its chief mer
"Any apparatus necessary?"
"Yes, but it's quite simple. PIl fur
ish it."
"Can I take it in my room?"
"No; you take it out at the woodpile.
You will find the apparatus there, all
ready for you, my son."-Chicago Trib
W. S. Gilbert's Career.
It is said that W. S. Gilbert was1
meant for the bar, and his father was
reluctant to see him turning in other
directions. "If you would only stick to -
it," said the elder Glilbert, "you might
become lord chancellor."
"So I might," answered the author of
the "Pinafore" to be, "and if I stick to
the theaters I may become Sheridan. t
One's as likely as the other, and of the
two I prefer Sheridan."
That was a preference lucky for the
lovers of the stage.
Switched the Train.
A certain judge is much given to
meditating upon his work while walk-r
ing along the street, and his acquaint- '
ances and friends recognize his air of
abstraction, pass him by with a friend
ly nod and never mind if he does not
appear to notice the salutation. A lit
tle colored newsboy not familiar with
this peculiarity of the judge accosted I
him one day with persistent appeals: 11
"Buy the mornin' news, boss. Have a
a paper, boss."
The judge waved the tiny mite of hu- ~
nanity aside and went on abstracted
ly, his mind engrossed with the case
that was to come up that day in the
court to which he was on the way.
The dusky newsboy was not easily A
evaded, and he kept pace with the a
judge, shouting his paper cry at fre- ~
quent intervals. At last the judge a
stopped and, grabbing his youthful tor- b
entor by the shoulder, he said in his
most severe manner:e
"How dare you interrupt me when I
un following out a line of argument?
Don't you ever speak to me when I am
pursuing a train of thought"I
The small boy looked up In surprise n
nd said in a most apologetic tone;:t
"Befor' de Lord, massa, I didn't n
now you was tryin' to cotch a train. g
mEnu z ma "-.B,vmklyn En=lo
[umble, but Adapted to Explain her
Artistic. Temperament.
(From London Truth.)
I have come upon a few facts con
iected with the life of Rosa Bonheur
vhich again speak of the grest su
)riority of the French humble class
s over those of other parts of Eu
ope. In writing a biographical sketch
f hers Af Ros4 hadl the weakness to
peak of her family as having been
n the enjoyment of great wealth,
ut reduced to p >vedy by the tern
)le events that followed the Frencb
,evolution. She gave the address of
LD uncle in the Rue Ste Catherine,
3ordeauz, who had got. on in her
ime, a- that of her ftber and moth
)r at the time of her birth, whereas
i birth certificate furnished me by
bhe + ayoralty of Bordeaux states
hat she was born in the very hum
)le Rue St Jean-St Senrin, No 29,
n tb't city. The fiscal returns of
Bordeoux from th4 time of the Dac
le Richelian's Governorship to the
rear in which Jean Bonheur went to
he Rae Ste atherine, hear no trace
f any wealthy person of his name
iving in Bordeaux, but numerou.s
~races of petty shopkeepers, costers
wd such like. The birth place of
Rosa Bonheur's father is also given
n a municipal certificate as the Rue
ntre Deux Mers. whbich although
~ather a slum street, is fairly respec
~able. The witnesses of the famous
nimal paiDter's bi'th, as given in
be municipal certificate, are Fran
ois Bonheur, the infant's grand
~ater, a&so hyvmg at 29 Rue St Seu
,in, and by profession a cook, and
3illame Laville, a clerk, living at
2 Re Castel Mouroti, a iatber slum
ny lace in 1822. The father of
baby Rosalie is Oscar Raymond Bon
ieur, age 26, and set down as a
Irawing master. His wife, merely
nentioned as such, is named Sophie
britine Dorothee. The graQd
nother on the paternal side signue,
without being a legal witness the
irth declaration as Marianne Perard,
!emme Bonbeur, .1796. This is, and
robably was in that year, a wretch
id street. Francoise Boneur hired
3imself out by the day to cook in pri
rate houses. Bordeaux is, like all
great commercial places, a city of
ood cheer. The dinners of the Due
le Richelien set up a luxurious aud
efined standard and had the effect
f enabling men cooks to earn hand
ome wages.
It would be interesting to know
why Francois and Marianne Perard
ailed their son Oscar Raymond and
why he dropped the former name.
Chere had never been an Oscar in
Trance before the translation came
ut of Ossian's poems, that Bona
>arte and Bernadotte used to devour.
WVe may conjecture that the Ossianic
,aste and the poems, perhaps, also
filtrated down to the Rue des Deux
ders. Mine Talma at public meet
ngs recited selections from these
high-flown poems, which met the de
lamatory bent of the time. At any
ate, Ossian was new to the French.
Lhe fact of the journeyman cook
aling his son Oscar is not without
iguficance. There is no solid ground
o go upon to tracing the origin of
losa Bonheur's mother, Marquis or
rarquessa, beyond that she figures
a the marrirge registry of Bordeaux
,s a native of Altona, and that her
:ven names, Sophie Christina Dor
thea, might have I een culled from
he Royal Almanac of Prussia RoMa
ad heard that her mother's family
ad come rt-fugt-s from Spain to
ltona a long time back. Whbatever
nestry may ha.ve been, she ap
ears to havM rt c4ived a firstrate
2nsieel edur-'ion and4 to have been
igh stran, frar k and c..uragE ous
nd gifte I with a fine voice. Nap d
on's wars so eburned np Eur p
aat one cannot worder at her being
>ssed or b'rought from Altonia to
lordeaux. It is cilear that she could
ot have been a Frenchwoman an1d
it, therefore, Rosa Bonheur had
ixedl blood an!d early composite ar
stic clture.
Invite a careful inspec-,
tion of their Large
and and Choice
Stock of Goods com
.prising Dry Goods,
Notions, Millinery,
Shoes, Rugs, and
Portiens. etc, etc
Everything first class as
we enLu eavor at all
times to keep clear
of shoddy. Our line
of D 'ss Goods is up
to date in every par
ticular, style, ma
terial, colors etc.
Trimmicg- and Linings
to suit the -ost fas
tidious. In Millinery
we take special pride
and pleasure, and
can safely g aT antee
satisfaction to our
Our Shoe Stock is of the
largest in the ct
and we handle noth
ing which we can
not represent as be
ing of the very best
for the price put up
on it.
To the members of the
Conference we ex
tend a special invi
tation to make all ,
which they may de
si re. We h av e
several desks with
stationery at their4
service. Come and
see us.
C., &Q.SIover Co.
Put up in tablets |
which fit, into the vest
pocket and can be
taken anywhere.
Newflerry, S. C.
We wish to extend
iearty greeting to Min
sters, Laymen, and
Delegates who are now
;athering in our city,
and in doing so, invite
3ach and every one of
them to call and ex
amine our stock of
that we are now open
ing, consisting of all
kinds of
Candies, Fruits,
Toys, Nuts,
and an endless variety
of delicacies suitable
for Christmas.
In our RESTAURANT we serve
you with luscious Norfolk Oysters in
any style.
All are cordially invited to give
us a cal).
Very truly,
S. B. Jones,
Headquarters; for Good Things.
To Housekeepers!
From now until after Xmas
you will be looking for all kinds
of delicacies and snbstantials for
your table, and we wish to call
your attention to our well se
lected and full stock of such
-12 and 5 lbs.,
Fruit Cakes- 'eady for the
Cranberries, Celery, Saratoga
Chips, Extracts, Spices, Raisins
and Currants.
All kinds Green and Dried Fruits,
Canned Meats, Fish and Vegetables.
Send in yourorders or ring up
Ns stock we can serve
you well. Yours truly,
M|embers of
South Carolina
lures Dandruff, Stops Falling
of Hair, Oleanses the Scalp, ,
Promotes a Good Growth 1
Of Hair. t
Price 50c. Bottle.
W. E.
& SON,
Prescription Pharmacists,
IIard ware
To buy your
Cutlery, Paints,
Holiday Goods,
Etc. at Lowest
T9aspoons, Ice
Cream Spoons,
Nut Picks,
Rogers Bros.
Knives and
Forks, Etc., Etc.
Pocket Knives,
Scissors, Table
Knives and
Forks, Carvers
and Forks, H-arm
Slicers, Kitchen
Sets; Butcher'
Knives, Etc.
Suns, Shells, Shot, Powder.
aps, Wads, Etc.
Brass and Iron Shovel and
rongs, Brass and Iron
indirons, Hammers,
latchets, Saws and Full
Lne of General Hardware,
Ste., Etc., Etc.
Paints, Oils, Etc,
he S. W. Paint, the best
hat is sold on this market
ill go further, last longer
han any other brand. Its
ame has gone broad cast
nd all users know it is
he best.
Make Appointments
'o meet your friends at our
tore, It's conveniently located.
/e'll try to make it agreeable
>r you. We won't expect you
>buy. But while you're here
ou may see something you
'ant. Will be glad to supply
Wa Jolnsn's
Hardware Store.

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