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TIIE BANNER, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 7, 1002.
Gent’s Furnishing Goods and Fixtures.
Moss Building, Clayton Street.
Commencing Wednesday Morning, December 10th at It O’clock,
And again at 7:30 p. m. and continuing through Saturday Night.
DearingJ& Co. will offer to the public at their own prices: $1,000 worth of Woolens, consisting of high grade
Imported Suit Patterns, Trouser Patterns, Summer and Winter weights; $100 worth of high class Cravats;
$25 worth of Socks; $100 worth of Underwear, Wilson Bros, best grades; $500 worth of Manhattan, International
and Peyser, Stiff and Negligee Shirts; $150 worth Collars, all sizes, E. & W.; $50 worth of Cuffs, E. & W.;
$10 worth of Jewelry, Cuff Buttons; $125 National Cash Register; $37,50 Triplicate Mirror; $15 Wall Mirror;
5 Chairs, one Office Desk Chair; 1 Umbrella Case; 1 Set Window Fixtures; 8 Pieces Glass in Frames 50x40 inches.
All of the Above to he Seen at Moss Building, Clayton St, Next to Orr Drug Co.
The Ladies of the town are cordially invited^to also attend these sales, perfect order, seats, etc.
These goods must go by December 15th, and the public can get them at their own prices. A genuine auction.
No by=bidding. All goods as represented or money refunded.
FRANK H. DEARING, Manager.
El LI PI NO FUNERALS.
Ploturoutine For the Rich und 3*n-
t lie tie For the Four.
One of the most striking things to he
Been on the streets of Manila is a Fili
pino funeral. If the* deceased was
wealthy and had hosts-of friends, the
funeral will be headed by a band play
ing selections from comic operas. The
body of the deceased follows in n
hearse covered with IJjutk cloth ar
ranged In a grew some design anti
drawn by six black pottles, each t*e-
dcckrd with headgear of long black
feathers. The hearse will be followed
by men on foot wearing knlckerlx*ck-
ers and cooked hats, and after them
follow Innumerable vehicles of every
description. If the Ixtdy is to be In
tern'd, the gravediggers will precede
the band, with their tools over their
Most Filipino funerals, .however, are
more pathetic. The father of a few
Weeks old baby will trot out to the
cemetery entirely alone, with the little
white ootlln balanced well on his head,
and if a man had not the price of a
Vehicle his remains will be .carried out
on lxunlKK) i>ol«*8 by four Chinamen,
and the coffin will be one that has seen
The natives have different ways of
burial. Sonic bodies are put info the
ground, while the larger majority are
placed in niches in the wall of the
c« no-tery. A slab cemented into the
opening of the niche contains a brief
biography of the deceased.
Thr Scotch Sunday.
As an instance of the observance of
the Sabbath in Scotland, an English
jwtpcr tells of a postman having a route
between Stirling aid Rlairdrummond.
He was observed to ride a bicycle over
bis six miles on weekdays and to walk
the same distance on Sunday, arid when
ask«Hl why he replied thtit he was
not allowed to use the machine-on Sun
day. An Investigation followed, and
the postman’s explanation proved to
k a ;ic i.ilv In Italy.
liable season In Italy, says
in -Italian Life In Town
Luigi \ ill
and <’o..:ilry.” i> i'rmn <*hii>tmas to
East. r. the Line generally known as
carnival At Naples. Medina and
some otlu r plains tie re is also a suill-
• season. Loiium-hting on the pe
culiarities of life among the upper
classes. Mr A.11: r: says:
"Italians, even in the grandest estab
lishments. *1 * n<>t wear evening dress
for dinner unless tin re is a party. A
blaek eoat is enough for ordinary pur
poses. A few men who wish to be par
ticularly fashionable wear a smoking
eoat with a blaek t.e, whi*h garment
is sutlieient for all sa\c very large din
ner parties and balls. On the other
hand, there are oeeashms when a man
dons his dress clothes by day. It is de
rigueiir at court funetii.ns, even in
mornings, and at weddings. Ladies
wear hats at the theaters except on
gala nights. They display more jew
elry by day than English ladies. The
Italian aristocracy hu\e luagn.liccnt
jewels, and oxen in quite small towns,
where there is no great wealth, the old
families can make a tine display. The
tall hat is only necessary at marriages,
funerals and at court. Young men of
fashion wear it also when paying calls
during the season. Among the bour
geoisie evening clothes are hardly ever
worn at all.”
the Poet Turned.
Office Boy—I told dat poet* wot l cal led
dat you wuz out of town.
Editor— Good! What dld.be say?
< Mice Boy—He said he thought he
noticed an improvement In de#paper.—
hew York Journal.
•Tie’s a queer chap.”
••Yes. Just now he was saying that
nothing was certain In this world but
the uncertainty of things, and yon
couldn’t bank on that.”—Detroit i Free
A Touch of SnrciiNm.
Mr. Skilltl; 111 ton receiving a deputa
tion from his employees)—Well, what’s
the matter now?
Clerk (spokesman)—We want to be
paid every week instead of every
“Ugh! You get all that’s due to you.
“And promptly to a day?”
“Then why do you want to be paid
weekly Instead of monthly?”
•’Please, sir. It’s so we won’t be get-
tin’ the lumbago carry in* home our
After catlnc, persons of a bilious habit
will derive great benefit by taking one
of these pills. If you have been
DRINKING TOO MUCH,
they will promptly relieve the nausea.
and nervousness which follows, restore
the appetite and remove gloomy feel
ings. Elegantly sugar coated.
fake No Substitute.
WISDOM OF THE WIDOW.
lvcvv« of a Man \V lio Doc* Not Agree
AVItli Tony Weller.
The man who marries a girl just out
uf sc!.ool has need of much shrewdness,
l.iet and fortitude, for the first year of
matrimony will produce a violent revo
lution in In r mind. As she learns to
know h<T husband she who has never
t eii him ( xeept when he had his best
i-oat fin she will deem him a brute and
v, ill be disappointed and disgusted, for
she will compare him with that Impos
sible ideal of manhood which every
girl has in her mind and of which ho,
of course, falls short. But with ex
perience will come wisdom. In time
she will understand that her girlhood's
ideal, if Mie were to have him in the
fiesh, wot.Id be an unbearable prig,
ai.d that her husband is nl*oiit as good
as men go and even if she loves him—
a little Uitor than ;he next man.
A widow has all this knowledge of
im ii and of the world, which a spinster
lacks, a man talks to a widow freely
as to «me w ho lias found him out. She
is expert in the arts of pleasing him,
and it’ a bright young widow sets her
ego f« r a man lie can escape her only
by fiight. A widow has no illusions
and no ideals. She is well trained and
used to going double, while the spinster
is an unbroken filly and is bound to
kick up u go(»d deal when she first feels
a tug at the snuTle.— San Francisco
To Market on Stilt*.
An interesting and picturesque cus
tom in southwestern France Is that of
going to market on stilts. Groups of
young men and women mounted on
high stilts may be seen daily crossing
the marshy plains known as “the Lan
des. l’he Landes” arc cut up Into
small ditches, pools and hummocks,
and stilts are in consequence almost
necessary to those who desire^p trav
Ill* Insomnia Completely Cured.
“They tell me you have cured your
self of chronic insomnia.”
“Yes, I’m completely cured.’*
"It must be a great relief!”
“Belief! i should say It was! Why,
I lie awake half the night thinking
how I used to suffer from it.”—Cleve
land i’lain Dealer.
Faithful to the La*t.
In many Scotch families the v Id man
servant is a permanent institution, lie
enters the service of a family when he
is a l»oy. sticks to his place nml re
signs only when the infirmities of age
are upon him. Naturally he grows in
time to claim as rights what were at
first granted him as favors and if he
is opposed asserts himself with a spirit
of independence. An English paper
tells a story illustrative of this.
A lady’s coachman, a crusty old fel
low, who had been in the service of
the family in her father's time, gave
her great trouble and annoyance on
several occasions by not carrying out
her instructions. At length his conduct
became unbearable, and she determin
ed to dismiss him. Calling 1 im into
her presence, she said with rs much
asperity as she could command:
“I cannot stand this any longer, John.
You must look out for another situa
tion. You will leave my service at the
end of the month.”
The old servant looked at her in
amusement for a minute, and then the
characteristic “loyalty” came to the
“Na, nn, my lady,” he said. ‘I drove
you to the kirk to be baptized. I drove
you to your marriage, and I’ll stay to
drive you to your funeral.”
NESTING WOOD DUCKS.
A School of PolNonerii.
A merciless school of i>oisoiiers once
flourished in Venice. During the fif
teenth century even the government of
the state used poison without any dis
guise as a weapon. A laxly called “the
ourC.slilp Period 1* Followed
by n Ye:-;. Pronaie MunTod Life.
When a pair of wood ducks find
water and a hollow tree to suit, little
time is lost in preparing the nest. This
T: si. and the cohering of the eggs are
l>.*rf rniid by tin- female, for, to the
1 cst of my knowledge, the male does
little un-re than sit around on handy
limbs and 1* ok pretty. During the
period of nc.-t budding and while the
duck s.n laying l:e is the beau ideal of a
handsome ami loving cavalier, ever at-
t ntixe and seemingly most anxious as
to her win ivabouls should she happen
to get out of fils sight. But with the
waning of the honeymoon he seems to
f. el rather l ored with the whole busi-
m ss. and gradually he gets clubby-i.
v*. wanders from his own fireside and
hunts up another drake or two to help
him loaf away the summer. The busy
little duck keeps her own counsel und
"sits tight” on the dozen or more highly
P dished ivorylike eggs crowded to
gether in a bed of soft decayed wood
and down from her breast.
ijuite frequently the nest is at the
bottom of a hollow several feet deep,
and no doubt the strong, hooked claws
of the wood duck are a special pro
\ ision for the oft repeated climbing out
of the hollow.—Edwyn iSandys in OUt-
Wlt of Horne Took**.
It is said that Horne Tooke, who ex
celled in that- dm Hike controversy ex
hibited bv two disputants when pitted
against each other with only the
breadth of a mahogany board between
them, was exceedingly quick and sharp
at retort. When he made his most
deadly thrusts, it was with a smiling
countenance and without seeming ef
fort or emotion. Replying to a man
who contended that only landowners
should be allowed to vote at elections,
he said, "Bray tell me how many acres
does it take to make a wiseacre?”
When asked by George Ill. whether he
ever played cards, he replied. "I can
not. your majesty, tell a king from a
knave." What can be more uniquely
comic than his saying to his brother:
“You and 1, my dear brother, have in
verted the laws of nature. You have
risen In the world by your gravity, and
I have fallen lc
my levity?”- Saturday
Savedjat Grave's Brink.
"I know I would have been in my
grave long ago,” writes Mrs. S. H,
Newsom, of Decatur, Ala., “if it had
council of ten” was appointed to deter- 1 not been for Electric Bitters, For three
“She claims. I believe, to be descend
ed from a king.”
“Yes. Before her grandfather struck
it rich he was known as the poker king
of White Hoss Flats.”—Chicago Rec
Granite Is the only common rock
which shows no traces of animal or
mine who should be dispatched, and
they dealt with the lives of princes,
kings and popes as one would coal with
superfluous trees in a wood. A curious
document is still extant in which the
proceeiLings of this council ure record
ed. It shows that one John of ltaguba
prepared a selection of pots ms and
scale of fees. The fee varied with the
importance of the victim and ti e length
of the Journey to be made for his dis
patch. For poisoning the Duke of Mil
an he charged GO ducats, for the pope
100 ducats, for the king of Spain 150
ducats, for the “great sultan” 500 duc
To improve the appetite and strength
en the digestion, try a few doses of
Chamberlain’s Stomach and Liver Tab
lets. Mr. J. M. Seitz, of Detroit, Mich.,
says, “They restored my appetite when
impaired, relieved me of a bloated feel
ing and cansed a pleasant and satisfac
tory movement of the bowels.’* There
are people in this community who need
joflt each a medicine. For sale by all
druggists. Every box warranted.
years I suffered untold agony from the
worst forms of Indigestion, Waterbrash,
Stomach and Bowel Dyspepsia But
this excellent medicine did me a world
of good. Sinoe using it I can eat heart
ily and have gained 35 pounds.” For
Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Stomach,
Liver and Kidney troubles Electric Bit
ters are a positive guaranteed cure.
Only 50c at W. J. Smith <fc Bro., and
H R Palmer & Sons’ drug stores.
To Get a Divorce.
When "love, cherish and obey” and
“sickness, poverty and death” are left
out of the marriage ritual, what do the
happy pair “promise” themselves—
merely to keep the peace?—Boston Her
The World’* Largest trah.
IIow would you like to ha\ • a crab
like this squeezing your toe when you
go bathing? The gigantic Japanese
crab, measuring twelve feet, is proba
bly the largest crustacean in the world.
The specimen*-is a type of the spider
crab, which inhabits the waters of the
group of islands forming the empire
of Japan. The body portion is the size
of a half bushel measure, while its
two great arms or “feelers” could eas
ily encircle the figure of a man. Its
eight arms or legs resemble huge
bamboo poles and are extremely elas
tic, and If strung into one line they
would reach to the top of a four story
apartment building. < mu: of the ex
traordinary peculiarities of this crab
Is the faculty of assuming a disguise
by affixing pieces of seaweed and
sponges to the body.
If you want to win the gratitude of
a dog, feed him. As to men, the mate
rial difference is the quality of the
A laugh Is worth a hundred groans
in any market.—Charles Lamb.
N'ornny Hotel Syntrm.
There is a capital hotel system in
vogue in certain parts of Norway. In
villages where no hotel exists one of
the more prominent inhabitants is sub
sidized by the Norwegian government
and in return is bound to provide ac
commodation for not less than four
travelers. lie may take In four if he
chooses, but four is the minimum. The
accommodation and food supplied are
excellent, and the charged are very
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