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Do yta know, :t-pigp aade as
aWfUI Noise last t" egan Ban
at the bre&kat ti,
"Pigs* echood' his' hats, Mrs
"Yes; I could hear them quite plain.
ly, all down the corridos," he said
T hey kept me awake."
"Bt there are no. pigs-there isn't
a pigsty," protested Mrs. Raymond,
ind igantly. "How- could theie be a
* ivgsty within hearing diissnee of the
Bannatyne paused, fork in hand,
meditatively. "Well, all rye got to
say is," he remarked, "that there was
a. tremendous-I'm sory, but I
-tought it was pigs.. it, oeened Mb
pigs. But, of ccufse," he esetimned
thoughtfuy, "it coudn't be, as ye
lay there was no pigm nar."
"f course not," said Ups. RoAmad
Armly. - Her guests lIoe at am'an
"Where did it seem to -eawe mreen?"
asked Miss Hetty, wit 6mWtret.
Miss Graham hurriedly betyed her.
self to tw6 pieoes Ot O.r Ae did ot
want, and Mrs. Poiiot addesaed
some evidently knportant sm'hk to
don't quite know," saft be re.
fiectively. "But I mibs a pust of
definitely tracking it to its soes. to
'it must have been some one snor
ing," declared Miss Hetty oracularly.
Bannatyne pondered. 'Well, it it
wasn't pigs," ie decided, "It probably
was snoring. It was sonorous, rhyth
mic and continuous. It entered into
one's dream, when one did fall off. I
dreamed I was In a battle and that
"Oh, I Heard That, Tee?
ecinon were raking the position. It
tras an unpleasant dream, hAd then,
eat a louder discharge them umual, I
awoke; and .there were the pigs again
~-4 pnean not the pes."
"Don't beat -about the 14. blesse,"
maid Mrs. Foliott, rather nervously.
"But tell us who Kt is tbn snores."
' e suffered his game to rest ep her
-softly, and then ft peesed on to Miss
Gr'aham. "If I knew, w660k 1 dest amy
I do." he seplied, "the. quess~es is,
would it he ?ight? le t6 amy ome's al
,flr al6er all? Psote can't t a mis
fortune et that su't"
"I cas't ir*agiae wy me werd
'people de snore," put Ia ~Poitett,
'in a lofty maaaer.
It'si perfectly simple ud S sno i
ayone knows the A~ 3 of Syene,"
declared Mimi Graham distantly. '
Bannatyne looked at en. I sup
'pose it is," he said doubthlily. "But
eves if you do know, soms I suW
Miss Graham's eol~r M he
creased. "I fancy I hearS S .wesM,
she said quickly. "*ft -Oasb-,pR
early in the morning,"
Her ascent appealed #5 % 'as
hap. It was then, alse" he m petiso
ly, belping himself to toten. 'g. J
bed managed to get tio steep Wea, as
the noise had eassed fem bem. k
was a perfestly grinding noee"
"O1h, I heard that, *wo," geae
bbs. Folliott, "and I waIse e.
She looked cuggestivery A -ts Seia,
waho was displaying tksedwl ses
"Couldn't you telW wb uns i.i
came from?" demaned . Miss Hetty
Bannatyne hesitated. "Well, I
shouldn't quite like to. Om course it
*was pretty loud, and--I dit open my
door once, and it dttnetly came
her saucer, and Mrs. Folliott's face
-wore a constrainedly polite air of in.
- "There is no excuse for people snior
ing," interrupted Miss Graham Urmly,
* "Not in the leaSt," mureured Mrs.
Fojctt, with a painful smile.
i's. Raymiond!" prc
the ladies. "Who wouU
a ipoee? Of course not!"
d uficulty is, of course;" 6a1
ne, judicially, "that no one I
it position to affrm that he or sh
d not snore"
Incredulity sat upon the fair fea
tures. "I know for certain that
don't," declared Miss Graham, for
saking the Indirect method a
Mrs. Folliott looked as if she had
been anticipated. "No one. has ev
accused me of doing such a thing,
she said promptly, all the same.
"It must hrve been the pigs, attei
all," murwured Bannatyne.
"Really, Mr. Bannatyne, it's quit<
'time you mad frankly what you
'mean," said Mrs. Polliott, with acerb
ity. "Do you mean to say it was
whom you heard?"
"Or I?" put I& Miss Graham, anx
Baanatyne protested. "I haven'
aid anything. I merely say that
heard the sound of snoring, and tha
vbe I opened my door it cam*
"Where?" cried the four ladies to
'"roa some room near," he re
There was silence for a moment
amd then Miss Graham said: "My
Voom is quite a long way from yours.'
"And mine," said her friend.
"My dear. Millicent, you are dim
timetly nearer," protested Miss Gra
"My dear Evelyn, rm-not. I'm nex
"Hetty!" They both turned theli
eyes on the girl, , who was undia
tuxbMd1v making a hearty breakfast
and both beaiell.
"That comes of taking a hearty sup
per, Hetty," declared Mrs. Folliotl
"I warned you about the ginger
bread," said Miss Graham, In amiable
"I'm not sleeping there," proteste(
Hetty, with her mouth full. "I'm in
the nursery now."
Mrs. Raymond got up. "I'll leave
you wrangling," she said pleasantly
as she left the room.
Mrs. Folliott's eyes followed hez
pensively. "Poor Mrs. Raymond's cold
is very bad." She paused. "Even peo
ple who are not accustomed to snorc
sometimes do so when they have
Miss Graham agreed. "Of courie
now she's gone, oae may say tha
one's noticed on several occasions
They both looked appealingly a
Bannatyne, but he shook his head. "I
didn't come from Mrs. Raymond'
room," he said, as he r'ose to follow hi
Half an hour later he was smokini
a cigar on the lawn, when Miss Gra
ham joined him, very prettily fijishe4
and important. "I wanted to tell you,'
she began, hastily, "that I heard it
too. It kept me aWake for quite a
long time. It was most distressing
wasn't it? Of course, I couldn't sa)
anything before poor Millicent, but-'
She paused. He nodded.
"Yee, I know," he said. "I didn'
say anything on purpose, too. Per
haps I oughtn't to have mantioned I
"Oh, I don't know," replied Mi.
Graham, cheerfully. "Yeu see, yot
oouldn't-besides, she doesn't kne1
she snores, you see."
't90," 'he assented.
"I have never smored In my fife,'
parened Miss Grahara. "And on'
really does know whea ene snore.
'0ertainly," he agreed.
Bhe parted from him, semifing, t
ester the ros, garden, and he had no
Igot to the cud of the cigar before h
saw Mrs. Follotet oorning to mmu
him. Ie waited for her.
"I'm glad you didn't let poor Elvi
lyn know," she began qulihi.
heard it for a long-time, but I wouldn'
for' the world let her think so."
"No wul I," he said gravely.
"Teawerevery 'considerate abou
*..4e way you aveided answerln
hen," went on Mrs. Folliott, pleasnantl3
"treally was good of you, and
ne-rte to thank you for it. She mum
: Mi sha'n't," he assured her; an4
enuant, she. naifed him an adieu..
%, old chap, I hear you were kel:
amhb last night by snoring, ehi?" sal
e.d, his host, facetiously, ai
smoked their last cigar in con
*said Bannatyme. "'Ihe fac
4I enty don't mention it,' becaus
are sensitive) I snored so lou
that I woke myself."
b Wild Tribe of Pets.
Among the wild tfibes to be foun
in the Philippines are the ' Bogoboi
the most picturesque people in th
tropics. Their origin is unknown, an
all sorts of opinions have been es
pressed concerning them. One tal
told of them is that their first ancei
tors were all poets and musician
and that the .dislike f~r the practice
Iwhich Is always noticeable amion
them has oome down through the ger
the Mogobo a'sLpfbl3in arithmeti
4a4 Ne-. istmed beo0mes III and
wantato go home. -
Living at Sat Crux, In te Davao
district is Miss Senedtot. a University
of Chicago woman who is collecting
everything peculiar to the -Bogobo.
It has been found that the beadwork
done by them. Is quite like that of
the American Indian, but there 'is no
other likeness in the races beyond
Appointed Dean of Women.
Mrs. Eveline Wright Allen, a grad
uate of Leland Stanford university,
has been appointed dean of women for
that - institution. The office is newly
created, and in filling it Mrs. Allen
will have supervision of ,all matters
relating to the women students of the
New Fish in French Waters.
French fishermen have recently
been surprised and pleased with the
appearance of fishes heretofore um
known in their waters, including the
sheepshead and the bluefish.
QUARREL OVER THE SPOlt.S.
Republicans in Factional Dispute
The . anti-Roosevelt-Taft Republic
ans have been denouacing the use of
presidential patronage to i-ifluence the
selection of delegates to the Republic,
an convention. That only those favor
able to the president's "policies" were
being appointed was charged in all
directions and much of the evidence
seemed to confirm the charges. Now
comes President ]oosevelt and enters
a general denial and declares that
the boot is on the other leg, for those
who have been violating the civil serv
ice injunctions "have been men who
are not working for Mr. Taft."
Yet in spite of this denial by Presi
dent Roosevelt, of the misuse of offi
cial patronage, his admission that his I
"-interference with patronage matters
in Ohio has .been limited to insisting,
as I should insist anywhere else, that
opposition to the purposes, policies
and friends of the administration shall
not be considered as a necessary pre
requisite to holding the commission of
the president," would seem to admit
that only Roosevelt men are placed on
guard. The next day Senator For
aker in the senate gave the evideuee
that convicted President Roosevelt of
trying to coerce an Ohio postmaster.
t These Republican squabbles over the
t spoils of office, and the evident inten
tion of the, dominant Republican fac
tion to perpetuate its power by all
means possible, is of little interest
to Democrats, except as it -interferes
with good government. It is quite cer
tain that the Foraker-Knox-Cannon
Fairbanks faction would do what they
are charging the president with doing,
and the only Republican mentioned lot
president that would be at all likely tc
reform the abuse of patronage is Gov
Hughes. For that very reason the
Republican politicians, including Prest
dent Roosevelt, are opposing the ambi.
tion of Gov. Hughes, and most of thos
who appear- to be helping him are
merely doing so to defeat the Roos
Such is the groveling attitude of the
Repubican politiolaas, and fromn a
patriotic standpoint it would seem that
the independent vobers must be heart
i ly sick of both factions. "Turn the
The Tariff Abroad- and Here..
The consul of the United States at
ahemnits. Germny, reports that G1ev
man commerce Is declining and that
t imports and exports for October are
both iess than in 1906. Such a de.
crease is hardly to be wondered at, for
tariff protection for the few at the
expense of the many, which thirottles
commerce, is the -policy in Gernfany
tas in the United States. Cartels,
wbich we cali trusts, besides an end
less number of syndicates and combi
nations to keep up prices, are stead
Iity reported in the press of that ooua
*try. The object of tariff protection in
Germany was originally to help the
landowners-the aristoeraey of that
country-but the result has been to
also build up monopoly by industrial
corporations and manufacturers. The
tadvance in the price of meat, flour and
other protected agricultural produ~cts
has enabled the German farmers to
pay the high rents demanded by 'the
landlords, but the increased oost of
t living has weighed heavily upon the
worklngmen. The manufacturers de
manded their share of protection, and,
being politically influential, the land
lords'wore compelled to admit them to
the sacred tariff protected circle. The
disfranchised and unprotected artisans
and laborers are rioting in the streets
of Berlin and demanding work and
votes. Those with limited incomes, as
Swith us, are the worst sufferers, for
they find no increase in their incomes
to offset the enormous increase in the
cost of living.
It will thus be seen that while our
, farmers are plundered by the tariff.
ton ft ultr
products. Tat rease#
the demand fofu
farmers, and 4n irtaan
tariff law goes into lbe felt
with increased severity iV , UniT d
States. The temporary tarif arnbs
ment made by this countrwit r
many, until congress provides for a
reciprocity treaty with that country, is
being attacked by our standpatters,
who will prevent any reduction of
duties as long as they control con
gress. Meanwhile England, with a
tariff for revenne only, is increasingi
her commerce'and times are compara
tively good there. There are no plun
dering trusts' and the farmers and
workingmen are better off than ever
before. How do our standpat friends
explain the good conditions in Eng
land and the lack of prosperity in
Germany and the United States?
A Thieves' Quarrel.
The tin plate makers of this coun
try. are having a quarrel with the steel
trust over the division of tariff spoils.
A hundred thousand tons of tin plate
bars -have been sold by the steel trust
for delivery in Wales at $21.90. Allow
ing $4.10 for the cost of ship
ping the product, the price at the
mills is $17.80, while the price to
American consumers is $29.
Naturally the tin plate makers view
the action of the steel trust with dis
pleasure. .Tho tin plate makers de
manded, and received, through the
Dingley tariff law, special protection
which they did not need. at all. The
steel trust organizers fared likewise.
The latter have now succeeded in em
ploying the tariff law to deliver a
foul blow to one of their best
This is a case where the ancient
adage touching upon the subject - of
honor among thieves does not apply.
The Last Word.
Creep into thy narrow bed,
Creep, and let no more be saidl
Vain thy onset! all stands fast
Thou thyself must break at last.
Let the long contontion ceasel
Geese are swans, aid swans are geese,
Let them have it how they will!
Thou art tired; best be still.
They out-talked thee, hiss'd thee, tore
Better men fared thus before thee;
Fired their ringing shot and pass'd;
Hotly charged-anasank at last.
Charge once more, then, and be dumbi
Let the victors, when they come,
When the forts of folly fall!
Find thy body by the walli
The Good Man.
Mackillray was a dour man,
Workin' night and day,
'Thryin' to build a grand hous4
And fretUn' life away.
-When 'he built'his folno housr
High beyond the furse,
Not a.gir) in Kildare
Bought to make It iers. -
Larry was a young de'i3 -
IdUn' life away,
A-pipin' and philanderit'
And laughin' all the daG
Never was a colleen
Trod the Kildare sod
But homeless would here thred Mb
At homeless Larry's nod!
-Arthur. Stringer, in Smart Sed.
if Virtue Were Tempting,
Few men .would choose the wicked see
Or litem to Temptation's cafl
If Virtue, knowing how to pralae,
Could learn to let her lashos fall
On biushing cheeks ot sweetly aighed
And had such graces as they olat
.Who, Ailed with vmty and pride,
Stray down the eaywayd to shamea,
few anon would care to SEnsr whee
The sirens sing en shameful isl,
et Virtue always pouald he fair
kne cuw the woqth of Sheehdag unma
- Clerk's Sale.
The Rtate of South Carolina.
County of Pickens.
In Court of Common Pleas.
In pursuance of a decretal order made
in the following named case and on file
in the Clerk's cflce. I will sell to the
highest bidder durb g the legal hours
for sale at. Pickens Court House. S. C.,
on sale day In September, the following
dIecribed real esitate upon terms herein
aftez' mentioned, towit:
Maggie Orr, Plaintiff,
Leicher Giantt, et al, Defendants.
All that piepe, parcel or tract of land
in the State and C'ounty aforesaid in
Liberty Township, containing fifty (30)
acres more or less, adjoining lands of
W. (3. O'Deli on the north, J. Frank
Crane on the east. Mi. A. Boggs on the
south, and John JHghes on the west,
being the land conveyed to Letcher
Ganitt by RI. Lenhardt on the 80th day
of August, 1902.
Terms: (~ash on day of sale; terms
must lbe complied with in one hour
after sale or the premises will be reeold
on same day at the risk cf the former
purchaser. Purchaser to pay for all
aspers arid recording same.
4. J. BO0G6S, (Seal)
Clerk of Court.
Goeod farm, one mile of Clemson Col
lege, S. C , 46 acris, good one-horse crop,
plenty of timbey, splendid land good1
1ssnre, fi-room house, out-buildings,
good well of water,
A ,ply to W. W. T. Nalley, Oalhoun,8. C,
Best4 Lf0 I
n the aisir:t, it %ii
.o get It fixe b)
>urn out, or die, he"ma1 i
uis business to
:]aim is paid pr
:hose who know
Write him at Green
le will see you. au
is F.- .JENNKINS
Liberty, S. C,
Has a mighty nice liie of g
For your inspection. The q
ty and prices of the goodgare
such as to move them wlhei
our customers see tlidin
Just to see whether you will
buy or not, we make a ewk
oflers that are inducements.
$2.50 grade Men's Firi PMu
For $2.00 a. pair.
$1.50 grade Men's]Fine, Pana
for $1.25. a pair.
Men's Rats at Cost.
Sell you a good $2 hat for $1.50.
25 per cent; off on Shoes.
$1 Union Ma4e overalls for 90c.
Your trade is appreciated.
J. F. JENNINGS
BLAOKSMITIs & WOOD'WO
Manufactures a fine. line $
turned work, such as balute,
columns, brackets. and all suc
Let me estimate with yu, *
No job to farge or too sln t4
receive carefu .and prompt st
Communicate with 'me by
telepone through the Cenrl
. . office,or by a on 1 FI'
Via Southern Railwa.
Extremely low round. '
Week-End Excursion Tlek4t~
are now on sale for all tiy
Saturdays and for S8 day~
morning trains' only, to 1Sleot
Pines, Tybee; also to-many at
tractive Mountain Resort Points,
from principal stattins in South
Oarolina. Tickets good '.to re
turn until Tuesday following
date of sale.
Also special Sunday E
slon rates from Columbia, i
gusta and intermediate'stati
to Isle of Palms and T'ybeg.
For details, rates, etc.;4~
to Southern Railway aef
lanta, Ga.; J. O.
Charleston, S. 0. .
Fon 8A 7.cwA'$
1miles north of PAI,
7acres west OtOd
orsbranch bottom, 4t
pro$1 Were, cash deal y
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