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I ITbSl a'sailiafiL yy I foil
Economical In Their Use o? the
ONE JOURNAL READ BY tflANY '
; -? I
A Number of Famiiieu Will Subs?ri'.:c
F'or a Single? Paper. Which Goes t ie
Rounds?Gome Thrifty bonis Will
Only Rent Their Newspapers.
One tiling Visitors lo Hoi!;ni<l notice,
and that is that u*> one < u tlu- streets
or in the cars is seen reoliiei :i mms I
paper. I'a purs are not sold or hawked
as tlie.v are in Engbtnd and America.
It is only when extremely important
events take place and the papers print
special "bulletins" that these are sometimes
bought in the street. Usually
the people eon tent themselves by reading
these same bulletins when I hey are
displayed in the windows of cigar
shops, booksellers' shops or at the offices
of the newspapers, for the Dutoh
people economize in their reading matter.
Many curious ways have been
devised to reconcile economy with a
jlentiful supply ol news and Information.
Two, three or more families will com
bine to subscribe for one paper, which
is then read by each in turn. The
one who gets it first pays a little more
than the later readers, and each may
iwv: 11 II 1UI (I .Oll|MIiaU'U lllill' nil lUUII"
or perhaps two or throe hours or hall
a day. In this way it. is generally <?i,ly
the "head of the house" who gather*
in any information, lie monopolizes i!
paper as soon as it comes and keeps
it as long as he can. The other members
of t lie I'stmily then go without
news or are only enriched by the
crumbs of knowledge that now and
then drop from the lips ot paterfamilias.
Most of the dftily papers in Holland
are issued in the evening, but some
of the more important ones publish
morning editions as well. To subscribe
for more than one paper is considered
n terrible extravagance, and even a
"whole" subscription for one family
alone is looked upon as a luxury. At
the clubs and the "coffee houses," the
Dutch equivalent of the American k.i. 1
loou, there art* always neirspnpers in
profusion, and very many tolmi do nil
their rending (hero and so save the
subscription fees. for Iliey don't count ,
the cost of what they imbibe.
Many cigar shops and sometimes
other stores have what they call "depots"
of newspapers, and there you '
can also "rent" a paper and take it j
homo with you for n certain length of
fmc for very little money indeed.
Hut the longing for information ot
the average Dutchman of the middle 1
classes extends far beyond the daily 1
paiiers. lie wishes (o know all about (
I1I3 neighbors far and near, and at the ! '
same time he wants to keep up his '
knowledge of the languages learned at j
school. For these purposes reading J
societies are formed either aiming 1
friends or people living In the same | ^
neighborhood, or perhaps all the <>tU- *
cers of a certain regiment will com- I '
bine; then a committee will bo selected
from among tlio members on which !
will devolve the task of selecting suit (
able weekly papers or monthly maga- 1
zincs In lCnplish. French. German and ,
Dutch and to circulate these among | '
the members of ttie society. These i
books and papers are sent round In I
large portfolios either once or twice a '
week, as may have been agreed upon. , t
So those joining such a society can 3
read all the host English. American.
German and Dutch periodicals at a
, v, . .. . ... l
"i nuirsv von (ion ( niways iroi im?
magazines ns soon its they come nut
This, is carefully regulated according ^
to the size of your contribution, and K
many people read their f'hristinas sto- '
rles in .1 tine Still, it keeps up an in ^
terest in the world at large and helps a
lo p fresh in the mind all tint h is >'
been earned in youth.
Il ilie li d id the house gels most
o! ill dr- pMpers it is with the pi
rim! -i's ' I i t!n> other members of ''
ill, , m-i-l"> I have their i 11 ninnv Tlv.\\ s
imp i ad Hi ui while father is at hi
b" '1 ' Ids ollire SiillK'l illies nil 1
eii't ris.' bookseller starts ortr or 1-1
i in i-ici; iling portfolios in li is
n< orb d. an I this is managed on
the ime os as the private readin. '
soe' ies ; '
,i ih? i , .1 of the year the old peri ^
odi >4 ; i nd books Ilia J have been the i
roi, I III : 11 the subscribers are sold j
In it liuii : i mong the members of the t
as> In i i??ii (
I't- i>lf v , iiiiiK llollantl arc often i
sin-! ris' <1 tn find how well nearly evcr\
in* in the country speaks foreign
lan^ii.i^es and low much In- knows ,
t>f llii- literature tif other lantls. if |
wo tiiUt- tin- ahovo faels into consider , i
ation it will no longer seem so aston- j
Lsliitm - \V. .1. (<. Kielil in ('li)eaKo j
The Right Flavor.
The oxen laid belonged to an old sea
cnptiiin. and their new owner was mi
alile <> l>a k the animals round in a
mi r i*' i vi stlri-i'l iIokiiMii 1111 efforts with
voii i' >ilid ox goad.
Tin' old < aptaln appeared on the
scciii' *11r?l aground. are ye?" ho
call'il riii'ii, seizing the ox gond In*
rnlsi-d tin old boat storm's cry.
"Smi'd nil!" The /huge hulks slowly
bin oil ui ilie familiar call. "Larbonill
nil!" The boasts swayed shleWii>
mriM'd to the right, and the
thi- wns done.?Success Magazine.
not in an endeavor to do
n c it tii hut In repeated endeavor*
? do urenter things.?Henry F.
Saw It In a Dream.
For many .venr.s ivor.v manufacturers
were trying to devise muclilne for
turning out a billiard ball as nearly
perfect as possible and at the same
time avoiding waste. Among those
who stl'DVn III iillffnol iillnll ? lllilf.lllnn
was Mi*. John Carter of the linn of
John Carter & Sou. well known ivory
manufacturers of half a cent ury ago.
whose premises will stand in* Bishopsgate.
One night after Mr. Curler had
been striving to solve the problem lor
some time lie suddenly awoke his wife
by shouting out. "1 have got it!" and
rushed downstairs into his study,
where he made a drawing of the last
knife, for the want of which he had
been so long waiting in order to complete
his machine. It appears that lie
had fallen asleep and dreamed about'
the machine, and in the dream t lie solution
oj' the difficulty was revealed to
Brown Eyes and Color Blindness.
Color blindness is one of the great
drawbacks to a large percentage of
men who would enlist in the United
States marine corps, according to tlio
"We have a box tilled with different
colored yarn." saiil an otlicer of that
branch of the service. "We ask the
prospective recruit to pick out green,
for instance. If lie is color blind he
will invariably pick all the red yarn.
We place it all back in tlie box again
and ask him to pick out the red. In
nine cases out of ton out will come the
"Another strange thing 1 have noticed
is that most persons who aro
color blind have brown eyes. Once in
awhile a person with eyes of a different
color is aUlicted that way. but. as
n irenornl rule tliov nro ium-siiiw with
brown eyes."?Kansas City Star.
"What a smell of smoke is about!
Do you allow your husband to smoke
In the parlor?"
"lie doesn't, as a rule, but this
"You are very wrong to allow any
exceptions whatever, my dear woman.
You ought not to allow him to smoke
under any possible circumstances, even
"But. my dear woman, this morning
bo simply had to smoke. Ilis coat
was on lire."?New York Journal.
Mrs. Stubb-Why, John, the last ,
family tliat occupied this bouse left
some old Jars iu the pantry. Mr.
Stubb? H'iu! Mary, that Is a good
policy. Mrs. Stubb?What is a good
policy? Mr. Stubb?Why. when you
move leave your family jars behind
you.?Chicago News. (
Cooking a Hare.
"You've heard the'recipe for cooking
"Yes. First catch your hare.*
"No. First catch your cook."?Cleve- '
iand Plain Dealer.
Ho Would, Indeed.
Singleton?I cannot understand why 1
i man's wife Is called his better half. ,
fVedmore? You would If you had to J
llvide your salary with one.?Boston
Policeman?Hi! What are you doing
ip that ladder? Husband (returning
ate)?Ilush! I'm only seeing: if my
Hfe is already asleep.?Fltegendc Hint- "j
Good humor and generosity carry ^
fin day with the popular heart all H
ivcr thi' world.-Alexander Smith
Queer English Names. ^
Among i lie names in tin- North t
Iaekney voters' lists arc tin* follow- <
ig: Francos NarVoway Heaven.
\* i I li:i i ii Paradise. Alfred Smaggors- '
ales. Thomas Kenjamin Butupus, .
Miomas SIIckalorum. William Joseph
Jtiivlmi I V II..... II..I
lid I'Mtzlu'i'liprt Albert Itnvliy Lord
.<> i i?l? >11 <>lol>i>
Tvi.o Different Species.
i.ittff N\'iiIi? Sn.v. |>m. whiii is a
onk\\>rin? IA Imnkwonn. my t
Mil. is I'illuT I't'l'snn wlln WUII !?l '
illln'l' ri;:i<l :i l?? n?k 111; 11 > ?-:i or :i wm'iii
lint woiilil i*: 111 it* i i:i! .i I lliiin
1'iul Cliii'.Miio \i'\vs
Kvt-ry ilntv wt? omil t?l?s< urcs >oin??
null we ?lioiild listv** known -.lolin
A Hard One.
"Well, what is itV"
"It says here, 'A man is known liy
In* company lie keeps.' Is tliat so. |
"Yes, yes, yes."
"Well, father, if a good n.nn keeps
company with a Imd man is the good
man bad because he keeps company
with the bad man. and is the bad man
good because he keeps company with
the good innn?"?London Punch.
Why He Wept.
Spartan Mother?What's the matter?
What are you crying for? Stung Hero
(who tias been taught never to cry for
bodily paint Oh. I I've sat down on '
a bee. and I'm afraid I must have ,
hurt it! London I'nnch.
ino ecu r or niarmi
"She aslu'd flu- what i thought of
"Yes. Hut don't got frightened. I
didn't tell her."?Lipplncott's.
Mo Friend of His.
"Is Mr- (!:iusslp iv friend i>" yours?"
"No: she's ;i friend of tuy wife's."
"Isn't (lint iIn* same thing?"
"Not at all. She feels vory sorry for
y wife."?Pittsburg I'ost
| ' 7
The Retail Merchant's Ass
,railriad fare to and from Greenv
to out of town customers.
"T* t a r-" f"*v* a /i ft i
/ rit=L t-'L.MfM
1-Come to Greenville to trai
2-Buy $'25.(M) worth of goods
from members of the Merchant';
buy all from one store.
iJ-IIave merchant to sign rel
purchase. (Books can be secure
4-When rebate book shows 1
or send the book to the secretary
Cleveland Building, Greenville, !
refunded for" trip to and from Glover
forty (10) miles.
WDT\T\r \i7in7IT TT7T 1
i yvi i ri in
CHINA, GLASSWARE, ETC.
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS. ETC.
J. Tlios. Arnold, ('o.
Hai r's Dry Goods.
C. 1 >. S trad ley <St Co.
MILLINERY, COAT SUITS.
1 lobbs-1Ienderson Co.
J> Thos. Arnold Co.
j. i nomas Arnold (Jo.
J. O. Jones Co.
Stewart, Anderson, Merritt Co.
Ask your merchant before hi
Merchants Association. Rebates
of members can be secured at off
Greenville Retail Mi
E. IB. Adams
If you waul a squai
with us. Brin# us y<
have always done.
^The women lia
pendent since Cra
Pickens. They j
their cl) ickens anc
lo not have to s
the "old man's''
:lid when they
tway <ii (>c., and
1 i / ^ . x
mo Kens 5 i=oC. (
lo crow. ('ome ai
W o are your t'rien
you on a ored it. <
W'lh ?*00<l DHTC1)
i i>it- prices. . Vom
O n ? n r S r> a P. pi c
uxl we have the j^oods to keep
;ver known in Pickens at this
sell you men's heavy fleece lit
suit; boys at 50 cents the suit ;
we will give you men's heavy C;
SHOKS?We have just rec
lall shoes and are prepared to
saving to you of 25 to 50 cents
^oods and groceries at the lo<
and let us show you
W. EL Ft
"A I i .3 4* 0
oeiation ol' Greenville will pay
ilit? within a radius <>!' (TO) miles
for cash wit hin throe (8) months
* Association. Not necessary to
>ate hook and record amount of
(1 from merchants or the Secretariat
$25.00 have been spent hrinjjc
of the Merchants Association*
S. O.. and tret vonr rn.il roncl
eenville, provided distance is not,
K. 8. Poole
J. O. Jones ?Sc Co.
H. Fill del.
Stewart, Anderson, Merritt.
Smith & Bristow.
1?. N-. Tannsiliill (!o
Oregon 1 timber Co.
BUGGIES, WAGONS. ETC.
R. N. Tan 11 alii 11 Co.
R. N. Tannahill Co.
MEATS AND GROCERIES.
Jas. M. Ferguson.
lying if lie is a member of the
> given by members only. List
ice of Secretary.
Greenville, S. C.,
*<? dral com** trade
mr produce as you
ve become mete
,ig J5ros. come to
yet so much tor
I eg'tfs that they
up change troml
pocket like they
gave their eggs >
11 r\ o 1 N/-. *-> --1 I
iiciio I 'jr., rl I III i
vdch, bi<4' enough;
ul1 rade \vi1 h us i
ds if we doivl s<^1 ]
('nr store is fi i led j
. mdise ;it rcason-i
s for bu>iik^s,
" ' :
VImost I lore
you warm at the lowest prices
season of the year. W e wi'l
led underwear at 75 cents the
ind if you think this too hi^h
mton Flannel Drawers at 25cts.
eived our second shipment of
lit tinn ntifl 'ill frK?? -> " I
.?v j wv? CH1V* (ill 11U, l(llllll) lit ?l
the pair. Also full line of dry
west possible prices. Drop in
rr r~s /? s * r>
r~ rxa on o/
XOXE LIKE XI
The Best Mecl
! " CI]
White Pino Coi
Tav. 11 con tains s<
and astringent pru
in ill mat ion. I3ett(
I ice '25e h
Certain names in the business
MORGAN stands for banking,
A. K. Park ?
Reliable Merchandise a
Our stock of dry j^oods, un
Oil I It ?i mcn'c fiifnicKm/i-i! Cl>,^
x. ' ?L.n.i .;uu
guarantee our prices the lowest
and squar dealing. If our l;oo
representation, bring them back
Iddi-cl a line ol men's and boy
Iro n the way they are selling, we
Come and see us a
A. K. F
fc,Vl I'M Goods For
M niter ii Hi
KOU THAT I
THE DRINK THAT REI
rc. l. r
v m a e$h sat
a box of
\\: / L L vs.
icck <i Cold:
i;<li Syrup with
>: >1 } \ i n < > I l<i lco .no
. >3(1/1 I LO
ici pies tliat allay
iv gel it now.
are at once recognized:
LLoyds for insurance, and
t the Lowest Legiti ices.
derwear I losiery, Blankets
es is now complete. We
compatible for good goods
ds should tail to come up to
: and uc will make it right
s p ints to ni)' business, and
iCHES THE SPOT
1 ^ i i b iWt'
must have; tlx- kind the jh;ot
thr old stun I
i> A O %f
/ "% r\ & v?
'.oil <?7" 11 'St. <0- .
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