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Excuse Me!
A New Story by Rupert Hughes We Will Print
in Serial Form
Practically Eliminates Any Danger of
8hort Circuits and Blowing
Out of Fuses.
This nsw electric lamp socket has
separate Inlets for Its leadlng-tn wires,
a feature which practically eliminates
Electric Lamp Socket.
any danger of short circuits and con?
sequent blowing of the fuse ami pos?
sible Area
Wheo pa and ma fall rut tla time
for lltUs tads to run
A.id stay at e?m? kin 1 nHghbor'e bouae
Until tha Acht ia dona.
A Rug Help.
If In cleaning house you find your
rugs are slightly worn don't be ils>
rou raged. If they are not worn
through get a little dye of the do
aired color and a an all brutih and go
over the worn pieces aa you would
paint a floor. While it doea not bring
back the nap, it gives the appearance
that the carpet ban never been worn
and will csrry it through for another
eeaaon. The treatment lb Ineipeiv
The first typewriter was produced
In England 2U0 years ago.
The only gem In the world which
cannot be counterfeited is the opal. i
The controversy regarding Mars be?
ing an inhabited planet began in
At tbe height of 3,000 feet a man
in an aeroplane can see a submarine
gliding along 30 feet under water.
It has been estimated that the eye
of a fly can discern an object one-tlve
milllonth of an inch In diameter.
Aerial propellers, driven by gasoline
engines, are being tried in France aa
means of propulsion for canal boats.
An Inventor has placed a small
horseshoe magnet on the side of a
thimble to help tailors pick up noodles.
A pocket comh. penknife and cigar
clipper have been combined In a sin?
gle Implement by an ingenious in?
An attachment for converting eye?
glasses or spectacles Into automobile
goggles has been Invented by a Phil
Oil lamps can be prevented from
smoking If a little liquor distilled from
onions be placed In tbe bottom of
their reservoirs.
A rubber cap to hold cracked ice
upon a fever patient s head that will
not slip from place has been Invented
by a Maryland man.
A double-barreled telescope, to per?
mit two persons to view tbe same ob?
ject at the same time, has been In?
vented by a Swiss optician.
Pearls are increasing in value. A
trade paper tells of a necklace of
pearls that originally cost $28,000 re?
cently being sold for f&O.OOO.
fly research, prevention and cure,
every epidemic disease can be abol?
ished within the neat fifty years, ao
cording to Professor Ray Lankester.
A Novel Salad.
A delicious and dainty salad?good
at all times Is made by laying a slloo
of canned Hawaiian pineapple on a let?
tuce leaf. Heat a knife and spread
ream or neufchatello cheese over th?
pineapple; arrange pointed strips of
pimento like the )?etals of a polQSettla
over the cheese; heap mayonnaise In
the center and put a stuffed ollvcd on
Jelly Cake.
Two gups ol powdered sugar) one
half cup of butter, three eggs, one
cup milk, three Ctipl Hour, two tea
spoons cream of tartar, one teaspoon
soda. Hake In shallow tins and when
coli put je ly between.
greatest foe to beauty In both
man ami woman I would say, not errors
In diet, not lack of ?xerclse, not over?
work, nor corsets. n>ir any of those, but
bad mental habits. Fear, anger, worry,
regret. Irritability, envy, jealousy, lack of
trust in one's self and In the ?reat God?
all these are bad mental states which de?
stroy bMUty, not only by Interfering
with the action of the vital organs, but
by directly disfiguring the expression of
the face. ?Outing.
Pears and Rice.?Cut six pears in
half, remove the cores and peel thin?
ly. Put them Into a saucepan with a
sirup of sugar and water and cook un?
til the pears are soft. Put a pint of
milk Into a saucepan with the thinly
peeled rind of a lemon and a table
spoonful of butter. When boiling hot
add three tablespoonfuls of rice and
cook until the rice is tender. When
done, cool. Add the beaten yolks of
two eggs and a half cup of cream.
Sweeten to taste. Serve the rice In
the center of the dish with the pears
around it. Pour the sirup over all.
Serve hot.
Another delicious way of serving
the pear is to wash, halve and core
them, leaving the stem on. Put Into a
baking dish and dot each core with but?
ter, sprinkle with sugar, add a little
lemon Juice and water and bake slowly
for several hours In a slow oven. The
sauce will oe a rich brown caramel.
Apple Meringue.?Peel and core six
apples, being careful to keep them un?
broken. Put them in a sirup made of
two tablespoonfuls of sugar and two
cups of water and bake until tender.
Butter a baking dish, put the apples
Into It and fill the centers with apri?
cot Jam. Beat the whites of two eggs,
add a tablespoonful of sugar and cover
the apples completely with the mer?
ingue. Put back into the oven to
Melting Potatoes.?Pare and cook In
boiling salted water enough potatoes
for the meal. When done, drain and
place In a buttered baking dish, cover
with a half pint of soup stock (chicken
is most savory), put a piece of butter
on each potato and bake until the po?
tatoes have absorbed the stock. Serve
"Jerome." N <va Scotia's Legless Man
of Mystery, Silent for Half
Century, la Dead.
Within a few hundred yards of a
aeach where fifty one years ago two ,
fishermen found him with his legs
amputated. "Gerome," Nova Scotia's
man of mystery, died a few days ago,
silent to the end about his identity.
Although he undoubtedly possessed
the power of speech, "Gerome" had
not con vet sed with anyone In ti?e half
century ho had been cared for by
Didier Comeau and the latter's sons
and daughters. During all of this time
"Gerome" had remained a mystery to
the settlers here, most of whom are
known as "returned Acadians." being
the descendants of the compatriots of
Evangellne who returned to this part
of their adopted country after their
expulsion by the English in 1755.
Away back in the summer of 1861,
according to tradition, a ship differ?
ent from those usually seen here, put
off a small boat which made for the
shore and deposited above the tide
line an object that several hours later
was discovered to bs a man. His legs
had been freshly amputated and there
was a Jug of water and a package of
ship's biscuits beside the man, who
had suffered greatly from exposure.
Wrapped In blankets and taken to
the Comeau house, where, ever since
he had been a welcome member of
the household, the man was finally
revived by a physician. In half a doz?
en languages the man was asked:
"What is your name?" To this
question, in Italian, propounded by the
elder Comeau, the man made mut?
tered reply: "Gerome!" Never after
that, however, did "Gerome" utter a
word except on one occasion, when
asked where he came from. "Trieste"
was the reply made, seemingly in an
unguarded moment.
Physicians from all parts of the
world who have visited this land Of
Evangellne in the flftyo-ne summers
that have elapsed since "Gerome" was
found on the beach, have studied the
man's case. Most of them have agreed
that he might have spoken had be de?
sired to do so; one or two have vouch?
safed the opirlon that some terrible
experience through which "Gerome"
passed frightened him out of his
senses and rendered him unable to ut?
ter an intelligible word.?New York
A Doubtful Compliment.
Edward .1. Watklns, is in a quandary
Over a statement made to him at the
Pendennis club. He does not know
whether to he flattered or offended.
At the club, a negro hoy as black as
a shoe, is in charge of the check room,
and while taking Watklns* hat and
coat, he cast an admiring glance at
Mr. Watkln?*s new gray suit. and
said: "Mr. Watkins, that's the best
looking suit I see this year. I'd like
to buy some of your clo'se, sir, some?
times If you got any you'd dispose of,
You dress more to a nigger's taste
than any other gentleman at the olub;
Rotatinq Couple Given Stage Setting
?Screen Keeps Changing Color
of Hidden Lights.
Dance music suggests motion, and
even small-sized music boxes have
had their charm increased by the ad?
dition of a couple of figures which
A Novel Music Box.
would rotate to the tune which the
box was playing, says the Popular
Electricity. Now a builder of larger
music boxes has gone still further
by giving the rotating couple not only
a stage setting, but a changeable
lighting effect also. The figures ap?
pear to dance in a niche with mir?
rored sides, thereby giving the im?
pression that there are several cou?
ples, and are brightly lighted by a
pair of incandescent lamps placed on
opposite sides of the megaphone. The
lamps are hidden from the observers'
view and a slowly rotating color
screen keeps changing the color ol
the light
8mall Object Hardly Perceptible May
Be Magnified by Arrangement
of Glasses.
A good way to remove a cinder from
the eye is shown in the accompany?
ing Illustration. D is a mirror, C is a
small reading glass, and A and B
the two eyes. B is the eye in which
the cinder is supposed to be and by
holding the reading glass as shown
and looking In the hand mirror the
eye is magnified, also the object in
Cinder Is Magnified.
the eye. The cinder may then be
easily removed with a clean rag or a
soft wooden, sharp-pointed stick. The
Idea is rather odd. and at the same
time effective, as a very small cinder
hardly perceptible will often cause
Intense pain.
Msd Dogs Are Unknown.
It is singular that mad dogs and
other animals suffering from rabies
are unknown In the Rocky mountain
region and on the Pacific coast The
Medical Journal reports that in 1908
there were 111 deaths from this
cause In the United States and 634 i
infected localities, the disease pre?
vailing In the District of Columbia |
and in thirty-eight states and terri?
Rather Absurd. '
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, a few days
after his regrettable resignation, was
talking to a Washington correspond?
ent about an adulterated food.
"Hut the manufacturer says he can
prove the adulteration does not
harm." the correspondent ventured.
"Well," answered Dr. Wiley, with a
smile, "if he tries to prove that, he'll
involve himself as absurdly as the
man who declared in triumph:
" 'Nobody can have two birthdays
but a twin.*"
Hardly Fair.
"Which i* your favorite among the
plays of Shakespeare, Mr. Henpeck?"
" 'The Taming of tbe Shrew ' "
"Hut do you think you ought to per?
mit your personal feeling to Ret the
better of your judgment in such a mat?
The Likeness.
Mrs. Newed?I suppose now we
have disagreed, you are comparing
this to your old home
Mr. Newed Kxactly This is Just
like the rows mother used to moke.
SAMPLES 0" ancient WORK In
Most Interesting Eecause the Oldesl
Is Specimen of Bridge-Work Which
Was Fcuno in a Phoenician
Tomb at Sidon.
Dentistry, though considered p?
cullarly modern has been found hitch
ly developed in the past. Actual specl
mcis of ancient dentistry may bl
Been in various European museums
The most interesting ol these speci
mens, because the oldest, is a Phoeni
cian example of bridge-work found in
a tomb at Sidon. The specimen is
now in the Louvre at Paris, and con
sists of a part of the upper jaw ol
a woman with the teeth united bj
gold wire. Two of them are trans
planted teeth fastened in by gold wire
In the museum of Corneto (which was
the ancient Tarquinii, the capital ol
the Etruscan federation) may be *een
a number of marvelous specimens ol
dental work of the sixth and seventh
centuries before Christ. They consist
mainly of bridge-work done by riveted
bands of metal. One of them support?
ed three artificial teeth, two of these
artificial teeth being made out of a
single ox tooth grooved te imitate
rather closely two human teeth. Ic
the laws of the Twelve Tables, writ
ten in Rome 450 B. C, while it is ex
pressly forbidden to bury gold orna?
ments with bodies, a special excep?
tion is made for gold with which the
teeth may perchance be bound to?
gether. The museum of Pope Julius
at Rome contains a gold cap made ol
two small plates of gold stamped out
to represent rather closely a middle
lower incisor and these two piecei
soldered together to form the crown
of a tooth.
The satiric poets of Rome, especial
ly Martial, referred frequently to art!
ficial teeth. Martial speaks of an old
woman who was so scared that as
she ran away her teeth fell out. In one
epigram he answers the question why
one woman's teeth are dark, while an?
other's are white, though both are ol
the same age, by saying that one ol
them buys her teeth, while the other
has her own. The Romans had a
number of different kinds of denti
frices, and took great care of theii
teeth. Galen describes a form of pa?
tile containing aromatics and opium
that might be used as a toothache
gum. The filling of teeth with varioui
kinds of metal is described by Celsua
though the first sure referen<ie to gold
filling does not occur until ibout the
middle of the fifteenth century. Th?
transplantation of teeth, especially
from the mouths of slaves into thoe?
of their mistresses, seems to hav?
been practiced rather commonly in th?
early days of the Roman empire.?
Journal of the American Medical Asso
First Automobilist?How did you
enjoy your trip in the airship?
Second Automobilist?No good.
Why, the blamed thing went so high
that 1 couldn't even scare the pedes?
trians, let alone ran into them.
Great Singer's Generosity.
Among the stories told by Arthnt
Pougin of Malibran, the great singer,
1b one of her stay In Venice. She was
to give six performances at one thea?
ter there, when Gallo, the director of
the Teatro Emeronito. being on the
eve of bankruptcy, begged her to give
two at his theater, promising her
?120 for each. She consented, but
when Gallo went to take her the sec?
ond payment, he entered saying:
"Here 1b the sum we agreed on."
"What Bum?" she replied with an air
of surprise. "Oh, the ?120 for yester?
day's performance." "I don't want
your money. Take it all away and
Bpend it on your children. You shall
kiss me and we'll bo quits." Did the
good fellow believe his ears? His two
performances had brought Mm In
?400 in round figures, had saved him
from bankruptcy, and to crown his
Joy, he kissed Mine-. Malfbran. This
magnanimity to a poor Venetian was
received publicly by a frantic ovation,
and crystalized in verse, while the
theater was renamed Malibran.
He hau a ftrete?s cooker
He'll probaMy keep for 11f<*
And im?'er rMK?^?< he took h?r,
B?vriui?e ?h<? ts his wife.
No Vocal Training.
Newly wed Why don't you get mar?
ried. Singleton0 Married life Is on'"
grand sweet song
si ng i ft on My voice Isn't educated
up to it.
Me League Ii*- \e\. Wc<lnc><lay
i?? be Enjoyable Affair?Nam At?
There will be no admission t(> me
grounds to attend the picnic the
'i\i<- League is going to have Wefl
icsday afternoon and night. Ch??
lfen are especially invited for the af
ernoon. Scout Master C. A. Wither*
poon is ^"intr" to be on hand to i si
that ?II ^,H'.- well With them. Games
and contests are to h?- held and the.**.
they can enter at ? small coat and
prises will be given. Besides boatiag
and bathing, ice cream cones, and
home made candy will add to their
For the grown-ups that evening trie
first attraction is moonlight on the
water, tree- of charge. ' The well pre
pared Ash stew and Ash fry with all
the etceteras is gong to attract a tig
crowd. A good orchestra will fur?
nish the music for the dancing wtiich
will continue throughout the evening.
June 2*'? Is the date. Pocalla is the
Mrs. Llasie Muldrow, widow ..f the
late Edward B. Muldrow, died at her
home near Mayesville on Saturday
afternoon. June ISth. The funeral
services were held at Brick Church
Sunday afternoon by the Rev. W. J.
McKay, D. D.. assisted b> the Rev.
Mr. Workman.
Mrs. Muldrow is survived by three
sons, Messrs. Willie, of Anderson and
Robert and Edward Muldrow of
Mayesville, and three daughters. Mrs.
Grey, Mrs. McCoy Shaw and Miss
Jennie Muldrow, of Mayesville.
Worse Than Folly, Inasmuch ss It
Does Harm to Others Besides the
Unfortunate Possessor.
The word patience is not mentioned
in the Old Testament. It seems to
have come with the Christian deligion
and to have taken Its place among the
virtues after Christ came. This is
strange, for impatience is one of the
implacable enemies of man's peace
and joy. It is the easiest sin there is. j
It is always ready to break out in re?
volt against the peace and dignity of
the individual.
It is mighty unfortunate for a per?
son to be easily afflicted with impa
tlence. It is a real suffering. It is a
bad spirit that grabs a man and
squeezes the reason out of him. A
man is sort of crazy who is impatient.
He lets go of faith In God and the log?
ic of events and gets mad at both.
It does no good to anybody, and nine
cases out of ten a man is ashamed of
himself when he lets this sin get the
better of him.
As proof that impatience is down?
right wickedness, notice how a victim
of it will swear, insult his friend,
snub his wife, kick the cat, slam down
whatever is in his hand, and make
everybody around him as miserable as
himself. Such are the evil associa?
tions of impatience.?Ohio State Jour?
Blue-Eyed, Innocent-Looking Young?
ster by No Means the Saint He
Seemed to Be.
A little incident came up in dis?
cussing boys at the Y. M. C. A. the
other night that brought forth a story
from a man who had once been a di?
rector of the Boys' club.
"I was standing in the door of the
Boys' club," said he. "extolling the
perfect disposition of a little blue
eyed youngster who was sitting in a
window a few feet away from us. The
woman member of the board of direc?
tors to whom I was doing the ex?
tolling had remarked how nice the
little boy seemed, such a placid face,
such pretty blue eyes. She was sure
he had a lovely disposition I agreed
with her perfeef,v. And I might have
thought so yet, but for a rude awak?
ening. A small boy leaned out of
the window above the model young?
ster. He had a medicine ball?one of
those big leather bags, much like a
round football, except that It was
stuffed with cotton. The ball had lost
most of its filling. Little Algernon or
Jimmie, or whatever his name hap?
pened to be, leaned out . the window,
and taking deadly aim. he dropped the
dilapidated ball square on little Blue
Eyes' head. The effect was volcanic.
Little Boy Blue poured out a string of
etreet English that would have shamed
a professional.
" 'Say, you mutt, I'm after you!
When I get up there I'll tear your
bloomin' block off!" Then followed a
stream of undiluted profanity. I
turned sadly to the hoard member.
Both of us were disappointed."?Indi?
anapolis News.
Manifest Swindle.
First City Man "How are you com?
ing along with your poultry venturer'
Second Ditto??MI*ve Kasan swindled i
bought three incubators of different
makes and not one of them has laid
an egg yet!"?Lipplncott's Magazlae.
The Man of the Hour.
The country Is filled with reformers.
But where is the man to be found
that will stand for the things pro?
posed by another faction aside from
his own because It Is everlastingly
right??Des Meines Capital.

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