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Vo , * PICEENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY MAY, 14 11008 N. '.
Twelve Mile River Association.
Trhe Ministers' Conference and
Union Meeting of the Twelvc
Mile River Baptist Association
will meet with the Cheohee
Baptist church, Oconco county,
S. C., on the fifth Saturday and
Sunday, the same being the
30th and 31st of May.
. rogramme as follows:
Introductory sermon, by Rev.
B. F. Murphree, Saturday morn
ig, at 10 o'clock.
11 o'clock a. m,-Quories.
Ist. "How shall we over
cone the world?" Opened by
Rev. D. Littleton and Jesse
2. "What is the first thing
to do in becoming a Christian?"
Opened by Revs. J. B. Colley
:and J. L. Hudson.
3. ."What does love and sel
fighness do in churci work?"
'Open\i1 by Taylor H. Stewart
and Revs. B. F. Murphree and
.L. M. Lyda.
Sunday morning, 10 o'clock
-Song service, conducted by
Prof. J. L. Murphree.
11 o'clock-Sermon by Rev.
W. M. Walker. The remain
der of the day will be spent in
ServLi conducted by Prof.
J. L. Murphree and others.
Dinner will be served on the
-grounds both days.
All the churches are earnestly
requested to send full delega
tions, and let us make it the
best Union we ever had.
T. H. STEWART,
The Union meeting of the
Pic-kenis Association will be held
with Cedar Rock church the
fifth Sunday in May and the
Following is the pro.ramme:
Meet at 9.30 a. m. .Devotion
al exercises by J. H. Miller.
1st subject-"Do we .-exercise
discipline in our churches ac
cording to God's word?" Open
ed by MattheW Hendricks.
2d subject-"Duty. of. church
members to attend their clurch
services." Opened by J. T.
3d subject-" How can we
maintain interest in Sunday
schools?" Opened by J. B.
~1 9.30-10.30 - Devotional song
and prayer. Service to be con
dutcted by Revs. B. E. Grandy
and J. 10. Foster, 30 minutes
each.. From 11 o'clock the re
ni inder of the service will Le
given to the Layman's Mission
We urge every church to si. nd
delegates. We also urge every
SSunday school worker, superin
tendent and others interested to
Advloe to a Wife.
Ad rice is often too good to be taken
butit a very agreeable variety was onet
voyn' by James Russell Lowell to
woman about to be married
th ~ys give your husband-your owi
A Thirst For Knowledge.
- i--I wish you would tell mi
- Ethe real difference is between
- 1I arlus and any other violin. In
tol Ion Editor--Well, sometimes it 11
h na $5,OO0-CtaoTreerebhn
DESIRE OF DISTINC N.
Quaint Illustration of a Peculiar
Phase of Human Nature.
In "Doc Gordon," by Mary E. Wit
kins-Preeman, is a quaint illustration
of a peculiar phase of human nature.
It develops with the visits of the two
doctors to their poorer patients:
James drove all the morning with
Dr. Gordon about the New Jersey
country. The country people were
either saturnine with an odd shyness,
which had something almost hostile in
it, or they were effusively hospitable.
forcing apple jack upon the two doc
tors. James was much struck by the
curious unconcern shown by the rela
tives of the patients and even by the
patients themselves. In only one case,
that of a child suffering from a bad
case of measles, was much interest
evinced. The majority of the patients
were the very old and middle aged.
and they discussed and hoard discussed
their symptoms with much the same
attitude as they might have discussed
the mechanism of a wooden doll. If
any emotion was shown, it was that
of a singular inverted pride. "I had a
terrible night, doctor," said one old
woman, and a smirk of self conceit
was over her ancient face. "Yes, moth
er did have an awful night," said her
married daughter, with a triumphant
expression. Even the children clusthr
Ing about the doctor looked uncon
sciously proud because their old grand
mother had had an awful night. The
call of the two doctors at the house
was positively hilarious. Quantities of
old apple jack were forced upon them.
The old woman in the adjoining bed
room, although she was evidently suf
fering, kept calling out a feeble joke in
her cackling old voice.
"Those people seem positively elated
because that old soul is sick," said
James when he and the doctor were
again in the buggy.
"They are," said Dr. Gordon; "even
the old woman herself, who knows well
enough that she has not long to live.
Did you ever think that the desire of
distinction was one of the most, per
haps the most, intense purely spiritual
emotion of the human soul? Look at
the way these people live here, grub
bing away at the soil like ants. The
most of them have in their lives just
three ways of attracting notice, the
momentary consideration of their kind
-birth, marriage, sickness and death.
With the first they are hardly actively
concerned; even with the second many
have nothing to do. There are more
women than men, as usual, and. al
though the women want to marry, all
the men do not. There remains only
sickness and death for a standby, so to
speak. If one of them is really sick
and 'dles, the people are aroused to
take notice. The sick person and the
corpse have a certain state and dignity
which they have never attained before.
Why, bless you, man. I have one pa
tient, a middle aged woman, who has
been laid up for years with rheuma
tism, and she is fairly vainglorious. and
so is her mother. She brags of her in
valid-daughter. If she had been more
ly an old maid on her hands, she would
have been ashamed of her, and the wo
man herself would have been sour and
discontented. But she has fairly mar
ried rheumatism. It has been to her as
a husband and children. I tell you,
young man, one has to have his little
footstool of elevation among his fel
lows, even if it is a mighty queer one,
or he loses his self respect, and sell
respect is the best jewel we have."
- Condor individuality,.
We had the best chance of studying
the colors of the condor head. The bill
was hern color, and tihe red skin of the
head extended down, covering It abou!
halfway. The legs were tan, but ou
each knee was a .patch of red. On the
breast of each bird the skin was blood
red and could be seen occasionally
when the breast feathers were sprea1
and the birds were preening. Both had
light colored wing bars, and the pri
marnes were well worn. The skin ox
the throat hung loose, and the lowei
mandible fitted close under the upper
The chin was orange red, and belovi
this on the neck was a strip of green
Ish yellow merging into the orange
about the sides and back of the neck
The top and front of the head wer4
red, but between the eyes was a smal
patch of black feathers, and these ex
tended down in front of the eye int<
the orange rod of the cheek. The pupi
of the eye was black, but the iris wai
deep and red and conspicuous. Th4
bald and wrinkled pate, the fiabba
jowls, with the cave-In expression of
toothless old woman-these helped t<
make up the condor individuality'.
William L. Finley in Century.
rOld men's eyes ire~- ii old inen't
Smemories; they are strongest toi
things a long way off,-ElIot, m~
The following advertisement, quoted
from a Boston paper of a date early in
the nineteenth century by Mr. Janson
In "The Stranger In America," shows
that the domestic problem Is not one
of modern manufacture. But what
mistress of today would dare to im
pose such conditions on the hindrance
in the kitchen?
Much Wanted: A neat. well behaved
female to do kitchen work in a small
family in Charlestown, near Boston.
She may pray and sing hymns, but
not over the dish kettle. She may go
to meeting, but not belong to the con
gregation of midnight worshipers.
Inquire at ]Repertory office, near Bos
A Natural Fortress.
In the northern part of Madagascar
is the most remarkable natural fortress
in the world. It In occupied by a wild
tribe who call themselves the People of I
the Rocks. The fortress is a lofty and
precipitous rock of enormous size, 1,000
feet high and eight square miles in
area. Its sides are so steep that it
cannot be climbed without artificial
means. Within it is hollow, and the
only entrance is by a subterranean I
passage.-St. James' Gazette.
There Is an old fashioned word that I
ought to come into use again-thrift. I
There are a distressing number of
bliftless people in the world, and.,
while we shall call no names, we hope
every reader will pause at this para-I
graph and think seriously of thrift and
The Changed View.
Every man takes care that his neigh
bor does not cheat him. But a day
comes when he begins to care that he,
does not cheat his neighbor. Then all
goes well. He has changed his market
cart into a chariot of the sun.-Emer
A Little Ball.
Cassidy-Ah. well, no wau kin pre
vint w'at's past an' gone. Casey-Ye
could if ye only acted quick enough.
Cassidy-Go 'long, man Iow could
yer? Casey-Stop it before it happeuns.
-Kansas City independent.
A common danger produces unanim
Another Way to Pnt It.
"A shining example of private virtue
and an exalled teacher of gool and
honest government" is the description
of Robert Toombs of Georgia glven in
"The Brother's War." Toombs was a
prominent character for- many years
before the war and served In the two
houses of congress about fifteen years.
le was afterward secretary of state in
the CQnfederate government.
le had a wit and a flueness of ex
pression, says the author, which made
his phrases and repartee 'Widely quoted
and made him the delight of apprecia
A rival candidate, really conspicuous
and celebrated for his little ability, in
a stump debate pledged the people that
if they would send him to congress he
would never leave his post during a
session to attend the courts, as he un
Justly charged Toombs with habitually
doing. Toombs disposed of this fling
by merely saying:
"You should c'onsider which will hurt
the district the more, his constant pres
ence in or my occasional abeence from
Where She Connen In,
"I suppose," said Mrs. Jawback,.
"that you think lt'p fun for me to sit
up and wait for yQWevery night like
"Nope," answered Jawbaek. "I'm
having my fun while yoffe-* waiting.
You have yours when I get hame."
Her Reason Per Departing.
The housekeeper is missing from a
certain Newv York millionaire estab
lishment, and her former employer is
bewailing the departure of such a
treasured aid without in the least un
derstanding why one so well paid and
so well treated should have chosen to
leave. The former housekeeper is ex
plaining to a few her singular reason
"I didn't mind looking after thirty
servants," she has told those who are
in the secret, "nor running a house in
which every detail, from selecting the
menus to ordering(.the sash curtains,
tell on me. I did think I was called
on to do too much, however, when the
mistress of this great house used to
get so lonesome in her grand dining
room that she Invited me every day to,
. come and lunch with her. That was
not a part of my duties as housekeep
Ier. and I had to go."-New York Sun.
SUBJECT OF FUTURE PLAYS.
"Homeless Millionaire," Says Actor
Who Tells of Dramu's Curse.
"I do not believe that it is possible
inder present conditions to have a
;reat American drama," said Frank
Keenan, the actor, at the meeting of
the American Playgoers' society at the
Elotel Astor, in Now York, the other
tlght, says the New York Tribune.
'We are too busy. We are laboring
inder the curse of too much prosperity.
rhe great drama of the future will
portray how the people tried to be hap
)y In this generation-not about the
people of the east side, but about the
oor millionaire, because he puts his
nUllons Into a palace and has no
The subject under discussion was
'While There Are Numerous American
Plays, There Is No American Drama,"
Ind Mr. Keenan said that the drama
>f any nation reflected the spirit of the
iation and the period that the drama
"The drama of any nation is just as
;ood or as bad as the people are," he
aid. "The drama adjusts Itself to the
imes, and we have dramatists who
ire capable of writing greater plays
ban they do today. We have a purer,
weeter, more honest drama today than
ias preceded It at any time."
Ibsen, Keenan said, would never live
is a dramatist, nor would any other
nan who showed the ugly side of hu
nanity. "One thing we can point to
vith pride," he said, "and that is that
to drama Is acceptable to the Ameri
!an people that is not a clean drama."
Samuel Wandell said, "I believe that
we are building a drama In this coun
:ry today which will compare favora
)1y with any of the dramas of the old
AUTHENTIC BIBLE CODEX.
Professor Saunders Holds Freer Manu
script Equai to Canonical Ones.
Professor I1. A. Saunders of Mich
!gan university told the Detroit Archae
ologleal soelety the other day that
the Freer Iible mantscript rvently
brought from Egypt is nothing less
thani a comniplete new codex covering
two-thirds of the Bible and as authen
tic as any of the three codices hereto
fore known-namoly. the Vatican, the
Alexandrinin and the Sinatitie. Ile Is
:-onvinced of this because of the char
icter of the manuscripts, says a De
troIt correspondent of the New York
itiu. They are a Greek transcript of
:ome oler manuseript, in which re.
,pec-t they are on a par with the three
)ther recognized codices. The age of
the collecticon Prnfessor Saunders places
it from 400 to 600 A. 1).
The 4pok does not contain the reve
atons of .ohn. 'Dwelling on this fea
ture, Professor Saunders made an in
teresting observation. The revela
tions of St. Peter were found not
many years ago at the same place
whore this Freer codex was unearthed.
rhe present codex, the professor ad
vanced as a theory, was part of a Bi
blo' of six books which Included the
revelations of St. Peter instead of
those of St. John and was used by a
Greek church in tipper Egypt and
buried or lost at the time of the Mos
lem invasion of Egypt in 040.
NEW MINERAL FOR AIRSHIPS.
Rutile, Discovered in Australia, May
8olve Many Problems.
The discovery In Australia of a mina
Pral, rutile, heretofore or no commer
eial value, p~rombie4 to solve one of the
problems developed In airship build
lng. says a Waishiuglon correspondent
of the New York I~eralid. It has been
found that axlets and bearings In flying
machines when subimitted to 3,000 rev
olutions to the miniute wear and beat
so rapidly ats to mtake the substItutIon
of somec metal capable of withstanding
thisi stralin necessanry.
This rutli', accordIng to Consul F.
W. Coding of Newvcatstle, Australia. it
a repnrt to the department of coln
mereoe and~ lab'or, will fIll this want. It
was discovered in the Tiaaroo district
of Queenslanid. It is a titanIum diox
ide, contatitning from '70 to 98 per cent
of titanic acid, chiedly depending on
the quantilly of iron prtosen~t. Pture
rtutlle contalus 98 per cent of titanic
acid atnd 2 per cent of iron. The min
eral _ocurs wvith wolfram and tin and
is worth fotur times the ptice of wol
franm at the present time.
Bobby-Sister has got a' beatu all
Tommy--What makes you think she
Bobby-She used to say, "Blobby, see
:Who's calling," when the phone rang.
-Now she runs to it herself Instead ef
tellng mne-..Vavaland Lmad..
HAD TWO MORE PLATES.
And Felt They Svec" the Honor of the
Every graduating class at Annapolis
leaves behind it the fMme of certain
heroes in the line of physical prowess
or mental endeavor. One- of these he
roes was George Dewey, & fine, manly,
athletic youth, the pride of the bozing
and fencing masters and 0e terror of
In Dewey's class was n mouth of an
excellent bent for applied nyathematics,
but so tender of physique that he often
suffered from the rough hormplay of
his elders. Dewey took the boysederiple
protection, and the two became fast
friends. They swung their hasempeks
in the same watch on their graduating
cruise and when the ship touea.d at
Liverpool obtained permission ta run
up to London on a day's leave-. By
rigid economy the two had scraped to
zmther a little more than 12 apiece;, and
eylanded In the English capitall ar
rayed in spick and span new uniforms.
A round of sightseeing had reduced *
their combined capital to 2 sovereigns
and their return tickets when their
boyish appetites announced the hour of
With the cautious economy of his an
cestors the Scotsman suggested a chop
house, but nothing but the best would
suit Dewey, and he accordingly steer
ed his chum Into the finest hotel he
The two seated themselves at one of
the tables and scanned the menu with
a magnificent air. The first item that
caught their eyes was strawberries and
cream, and this, with its reminiscence
of home, they proceeded to order.
N4ow, the time was winter, and
strawberries from the hothouse are ex
pensive in London, so it was small
wonder that the other guests who had
learned the order looked inquiringly at
these specimens of the jeunesse doree
of the Amerlean navy. An Oxford lad
who sat next them seemed particular
ly impressed and turned his large eyes
upon them with awe. The strawber
ries were good, and all went well until
the obsequious waiter returned with a
bill for 1. The Scotsman nearly col
Lapsed, but Dewey noticed the eyes of
the Oxonian upon him and, turning su
perbly to the waiter, ordered two more
The middles left with empty pock
ets, but haughtily conscious that they
had saved the honor of the American
AN ANCIENT HIGHWAY.
England's Great North Road Is Two
Thousand Years Old.
Before we reached- Hatfield, a few
miles out of London, we had already
been impressed with the magnificence
of this Great North road, which is
said to have been built by a Mr. Cae
sar, whose headquarters were in Rome
at the time. It Is the direct route
from London to Edinburgh and has
been traveled for so many centuries
that the earliest histories of England
contain accounts of the movement of
troops upon it. It is a great thorough
fare for vehicles of all sorts, motor
ists and cyclists, and in these modern
days there are well worn footpaths
along either side for pedestrians. We
passed scores of motors, and I was
told while. in England that the popu
larity of motoring had noticeably di
minished the number of first class
travelers by rail. We found the road
for its entire length of'400 miles In
perfect condition. In many portions
the macadam is said to be nine feet
thick. Long sections of the road are
oiled, and on no part of it was there
any apprecIable amount of dust. There
are few sharp curves, and the grades
are so slight that it has become a
great thoroughfare for speeders, witb
the result that there are many police
traps for which one has to watch. We
found that we could stop in almost any
little village and get information as to
just where the traps were located-as,
for instance, they told us at Bigles
wade, which is a better looking place
than Its name, to look out for' traps
just the other . side of Buckden and
again in approaching Weston-Frank
Presbrey in Outing Magazine.
A Few "Wantede,"
Wanted-A young man to take car.
of a pair of mules of a Christian dis
Wanted-Two apprentices who will
be treatedl as one of the family.
Wanted-Experienced nurse for bot
Wanted-An industrious man to take
charge of 8,000 sheep who can speakc
German.-"Ulumor of Bulls and Blun
The happiness of life consists in
something to do, something to love and
something to hone for....n Chalmers.