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PICINS, SOUTH OAROLINA.
Beware the grip. DQ not let it get
a hold on you.
Pride has many a fall these slip
Baseball talk has moved on from
postmortems to forecasts.
An extraordinary duel was fought
Jn France the other day. One of the
duellists was hurt.
Chicago is the gem center of the
world, but there is such a thing as
'wearing too many.
.Baseball bids fair to girdle the
globe. The Japs and the Cubans are
rtaking kindly to it.
One man's attempt at suicide is at
tributed to too much housework. Is
this a sign of the times?
We are told that an Illinois woman
has put an end to herself by jumping
into a cistern. well, well!
What do you think of a hen that
laid 4,000 eggs in 22 years and never
brooded? Can you beat it?
The houso eat carries germs in
doors and indulges out of doors in
an excess of vocal expression.
Florida has a bride seventy-eight
years old. And yet there are women
of forty who have given up hope.
A New York publisher tells us that
poor music sells best. So we should
judge from the music we hear those
That proposed half cent coin would
be about right for most of the things
you get by dropping a 1 cent coin in
Now York is to have a fifty-eight
story building. Tenants on the top
floor will be reasonably safe from
A new play in New York is called
"Bought and Paid For." However,
many a writer of vaudeville sketches
has no such luck.
A Chicago man was dhot for step
ping on another's corn. 'Anybody who
has ever nursed a pet corn will call
it justifiable homicide.
A London man who was a contrib
utor to Punch has just died, leaving
a fortune of $6,000,000, and we'll bet
bis jokes weren't worth It.
We are told that there will be no
bibes in these United States after
the year 2020. Another reason for
protecting our infant industries.
During the last 3-4 years, says an
eastern paper, we 'iavo lost $5,000,000,
000 by flre. Even at that 01(1 "inade
quate water supp1ly" is still doing busi
Trnutsk, the capital of Siberia, is
described as the wicekedest city in the
world. It is nowv up to New York,
Chicago andl Pittsburg to renew their
Aviator Pauihan, wh'lo has made
$200,000 out of his aeroplane, says he
is going to retire from the game.
This looks to us like knowing exactly
when to quit.
Curing paralysis b~y artificially in
ducing fever reminds one of the in
genious practitioner who always
threw his patients into fits and then
cured the fits.
It is had enough to he a deaf' mute,
but wvhen one so afflicted is sued for
slander, it. is carrying the thing toc
far. Some persons9 evidecntly "Just
can't make their hands behave."
Pupils at Wellesley must learni howv
to spell before they are allowed to
graduate. It may bo a goodl innova
tion, but we fear that it will de(tract
from the quality of Wellesley fudge.
An army officer has invented a muli
tiplex telephone, and it is claimed for
it that ten persons can speak over one
" line. As if we didn't have troubles
enough already with the four-party
Mount Etna continues to smoke, hut
the innocent bystanders have come to
the conclusion that there is nothing
doing in the way of lava. Many a time
andl oft have we hoard of persons who
"ddidn't know it was loaled."
Paris has decreed wvar against rats.
This does not mean a battle against
the rodents, but the' downfall of the
present style of dressing ladies' lhair.
But while the hobble skirt remains
Paris fashions will not lack for etrik.
Another instance of the hardiship'of
ilitary duty is the decree that mem
bers of the Now Jersey National Guard
must ref rain from Wearing patent
leather pumps at drill. H-owever,
there is no order against chewing ginnj
or using powder puffs.
A Cleveland man wants damages for
having to answer telephone calls thait
were not for hir, and'for ,the' tide he'
has lost in waiting to get the. numi
bhers. he wanted. Wie will reqeffe. a
darge amiouht l ieh symnathy:
be~er gets ~b$g else.
Judgo to the prisoner, "and you will r(
each week, that I may judgo whether <
you sign this pledge I will withhold se
late this pledge within the year, I will
you to the workhouse for six months."
The prisoner signed the pledge at
So was born the famous "Pollard Pled
world. The man who had beaten his
was created became a model citizen.
was willing to give him a chance.
The Pollard Pledge plan of dealing
is strong drink is now followed in mi
'which it originated, and has been eve:
aact of parliament. Vermont has incoi
n Australia and New Zealand the plat
actually heen enigagedl In politics. As
unusuial record. Defeat after defeat
daunted him~~, aalashdte
As afarmr, M. Mrtin notonl
Ctdalr Brookis nae in theoldtest As
Amerian famer, migt. bte nrod of.y
bwtsh admoted to lhe barown asecembert
teet judrcial leftrone of owao fins 1890
was euectewto as ngres tikn Ntvembrer,
redenat1ives onenousf the ht iti
Ameica failymigt egh od f
The author of the famous PollarA
Pledge is William J. Pollard. He Was
magistrate of the Dayton Street po.
ice court in St. Louis, when one day
a. man was brought before him on the
charge of having beaten his wife. The
case against him was clear and he wgs
sentenced to six months to the work
house. Then the wife began to cry
and to plead for the ian she had
brought before the court.
"le is the sole support of my six
children and myself," she said. "If
you send him to jail, Judge, we will
starve. I would rather take his beat.
ings and have food for my little ones.
Please, judge, let him go."
Judge Pollard was in a quandary.
He looked at the brutal face of the
prisoner, and he gazed at the tearful
wife. lie picked up his pen and
wrote a few lines on a sheet of paper.
"I lia-.': written here a pledge by
which ycu promise to abstain com
pletely from the use -of intoxicating
liquors for one year from date," said the
port to me at iy home two evenings
or not you are keeping the pledge. If
ntence upon you, but If you ever vio
send a policeman after you and send
d left the court room with his wife.
go Plan" that has swept around the
wife nine years ago when the pledge
He kept his word with the judge, who
with unfortunates whose besetting sin
my cities beyond the municipality in
a enacted into law in England by an
'porated it among her laws and even
L is in operation.
IE OF JERSEY
One of the picturesque figures ir.
the next United States senate will bd
James E. Martine of New . Jersey.
"Jim" Martine is now Jersey's first
Democratic senator in 16 years. He
is a man of many mannerisms thai
have caused some persons to call him
eccentric, but it is claimed that Mr.
Martine is not an eccentric person by
any means. The fact is, in his home
you would take him to be a southern
er of the old days. On the streeta
9f Plainfield you will see him stroll.
ing along, wearing his fedora hat
(Kentucky colonel style) shading his
eyes, and calling to first one mar,
and then another.
Like all men who enjoy mingling
with the public, Mr. Martine has his
hobbies, and his pet ones are politics,
farming and oratory. The last-named
came to him as a birthright. As for
politics, Mr. Martine is a politician for
the love of it. Of his 61 years 43 have
a political sticker, Mr.. Martine has an
has followed his battles, but nothing
satisfactioni of running ahead of his
fell into that occupation by inheritance
f the soil. When his father died the
niost valuale estates in Plalnileld, anid
fell upon the broad shiouilers of "Farmer
st prlde in keeping it up. The house at.
Iewv Jersey andi has a history that any
The recent appointmnent by Pr'esi
dent Taft. or Rtelpresenitative Walten
lnglew:ood Sit~h of Iowa to be a
judige of the eighth circuit of the fed.
eral court to succeed Judge Van Da
vanter, promoted to the supreme court
bench, has created conisidlerable stih
in piolitical circles.
One of tile principal reasons for
political interest in the appointment
of Judge Smith is conlnectedl with tihe
fact that a candidate presented by
progr'essives for the samo position
was Represecatative. George W. Nor.
r-is of Nebraska, insurgent leadler, who
directedl the revolution last March
whichl n.esulted in the ousting of Speak
er Cannlon from the rules conmmittee.
Judge Smith has been in congress
.Judge Smith was born in Council
Bluffs, July 10, 1862. He received a
common school education, studied law,
1882, and wvas electedl jurdge of the Fif
,and~ re-elected in 18941 anid 1898. He
L900. lie has been In the house of rep
me and was re-elected last November.
Luike Lea, practical owner of the
Nashvi lle Tennesseean-Amnerican, and
youngest leadinag politician in Tenneos
sece, has been named by the general
assembly to succeed to the seat in
the United States senlate held by
James B. Frazier. His election is
the last echo of the tragedy in which
ex-United States Senator Carmack
At the time Carmack was shot lhe
was edlitor-inl-chief of the Tennessee
an. Lea is generally spoken of as
"the man who made Governor Patter
son" in the first place, andl the one
who contributed more subsequently
than any other in defeating him, after
he had pardoned Colonel Cooper, im
prisonedl for the Cairmack killing.
Lea is 32 years of ago, a graduate
of the University- of- thle South at 2e
wanee, and is thio'sevond Luke Lea tc
attain .pronihiene in the politics of
Lea,.a descepdenrt Of Angirew Jackson
in. ,19015 when iok -~charge. of the
i,te Cumbetr , M4eiphone conipany
STONE M STORYI
Movement Begun to Restore
Ancient Mark on "Frontler" of the
Plymouth and Massachusetto Bay
Colonies is In a State of
North Attleboro, Mass.-The presen
tation of a bill in the Massachusetts
legislature providipg funds for resto'r
Ing the Angle Tree monument and for
creating a small reservation about it,
directs public attention for the mo
inent to one of the least known his
torical landmarks in the common
Probably not one person in a thou
sand in New England can tell what
the Angle Tree monument is, or what
it stands for, and tlyough it is in this
town you may meet 'men on the street
here who never heard of it. Yet there
was a time when it marked the bound
ary between the two pioneer common
wealths of America, the Plymouth and
Massachusetts Bay colonies.
Here stood two centuries ago a tree
that the surveyors of the original
Plymouth-Massachusetts Bay bound
Rry in 1664 thought a good mark for a
"station" in their line of survey., A
it, therefore, they ended a long,
straight line they had drawn across
what is now southeastern Massachu
setts, from Accord pond, at a point in
the boundaries of the towns of Hing
ham, Norwell and Rocklapd. The pond
doubtless was named to commemor'ate
a agreement on .the boundary.
The line was 27.35 miles long, from
the pond to the angle tree, and its di
rection was west, 20.6 degrees south.
From the tree it extended due west
less than a mile to the Rhode Island
border. From the pond Its eastern
continuation was to the sea, along the
boundary between the towns of Co
hasset and Scituate. Here was the
"frontier" of Plymouth colony.
The tree selected as a mark by the
surveyors in 1664, after their long and
slow march through swamp and forest
must have been. conspicuous among
Angle Tree Monument.
those about it. But in the course of
time the tree went the way of all
trees and in 1790 the commonwealth
af Massachusetts caused to be erected
on the spot a slab-like shaft of slate
stone 7.3 feet high, about seven inches
thick andl about 18 inches across its
race. On this was engraved two
The passing of nearly a century and
a quarter andi the ruthless hands of
vandals have worked a sad change in
the condition of the monument. One
might expect to fall in with such a
meglected monument in almost any
ather state more quickly than in Mas
sachusetts. But though Plymouth rock
is housed in a granite canopy, nobody
seemedl to know or care until recently
what was the fate of this other Plym
autch landmark, at the wvest border of
the old colony.
One glance at the monument is
enough to showv the work of the van
lal has (10ne more to deface it than
:hie tooth of time. Names are scratched
'il over both faces, those of freshmen
in a minor college most unblushingly
prominent. The edges of the shaft
have been chipped away by souvenir
About three years ago the condition
af the stone led a number of antiqua
rians, including Major Horton of At
tleboro and a few progressive resl
lonts of North Attleboro, led by W. HI.
Dell, chairman of the board of select
men, to make a concerted effort to
have the state restore the historic
To this end a bill was presented to
the legislature by Representative S. M.
Hlolman of Attleboro, who was chair.
man of tihe committee on harbors and
public lands. The bill was duly passed
and became chapter 41 of the acts of
1908. It directed the board of harbor
and land commissioners to take such
measures as might be necessary for
the preservation of thle monument and
appropriated $500 for the purpose. It
was found that to effect the improve
pient desired land must be bought,
both for the proposed reservation, and
for the right of way to the monument
rem the street. The present bill pro
vides for the purchase of half an acre
of land and appropriates $600 for tile
At present it is not possible to pick
out a complete sentence in the inscrip
tions. The top of the stone is cut in
the form of a disc, on the south face
of which appears the word1s "Plynmouth
Colony." Fortunately the full text of
~the inscriptionis is preservedl and may
be found in the atlas of the town of
Wrenthami, issued by the state. Trho
.intggiptionls are complete historically,
bu fOcuriosities in the art of in
VASION AI IN
W'man elaitne to HIVe 11, Ment j
Picture of D0at to the
Washington.-Mrs. A. W. Frasor,
who now resides in New York, claims
to have mentally witnessed the d1
aster which befell, the ill-fated bat
tleship Maine in Havana harbor thir
teen years ago.
Mrs. Fraser states that she Aistnct-,
ly paw the sinking of the bidtleship
before she was told of it. /A young
man rushed to her in . her.. cottage,
which was ten miles'from Washing
ton. He told her to tell him what
she could see.
"It disturbs me to have some one
challenge me to a psychic test," she
Mrs. A. W. Frazer.
said. "Nevertheless, I sat down and
saw a. battleship in full regalia. It
was black. Suddenly It collapsed and
sank into' the sea.
"Then I saw, near at hand, a man
in uniform, with upraised sword,
standing with a handful of men. He
had a mustache and side whiskers.
He said to the men, 'Reserve your
comment till you hear from us.' As
the vision disappeared, I heard a
voice say, 'The Spaniards did not
blow up the Maine.'
"Then the young man told me that
news had just reached Washington of
the blowing up of the Maine and said
he was sorry I had seen the ship
black, as all our war vessels were
white. I later learned that the Maine
was the only black ship in the navy.
"How did I see the ship black and
how did the papers later on print a
message from Sigsbee which in sub.
stance was what I heard the man in
uniform sa'y, -'Public opinion should
be suspended until another report?'"
OLD LODGE BUILDING RAZED
Historic Structure 'At Williamsburg,
Va., Torn Down to\Make Room
Williamsburg, Va.--By order of
Williamsburg lodge the historic old
Masonic hall on Francis street of this
city has been razed to the ground.
This is the building in which the con
vention was called for the organiza
tion of the Grand Lodge of Virginia,
on May 6, 1777, and in which the dec
liberations endedl in the establish
ment of the Grand Lodge of Virginia
on October 13, 1778, it being the first
Grand Lodge of Ancient York Rite
Masons in America. Rev. John Blair,
Past Master of Williamsburg, wvas
unanimously electedl Most Worshipful
Grandl Master. In 1784 the Grand
Lodge was removed to Richmond, Va.
Tho most prominent men and Ma.
sons of early times attended lodge in
Old Lodge Building Demolished.
this 01(1 Masonic hall. George Wash
ington was a membe~r of Williams
burg lodge and manny times presided
as master, occupying the famous chair
presented by Governor IBatetourt in
1709. The chair is still in the posses
sion of the lodge. In 1824 General
Lafayette visitedl the lodge and pro
sided( as master. For many years the
01(1 building has been unused, and it
was fast falling to pieces when it was
dleterminedl to tear it down to make
room for modern improvements.
Noted Cats of Maine.
Lewiston, Me.-The feline pride of
Maine is a waltzing cat, owned by
Mrs. Lutie Rowe of 80 Lowell street,
Lewiston. Prince, the oat, dances
whenever he hears music of any sort.
This clever feline is one year old
and tips the scales at 11 pounds. lie
is a fighter, and, thus far in life has
escaped without serious injury.
There arrived by express from Gal
veston, Tex., at Hlallowell, Me., a few
days ago, a cat that was the only com
panion of Capt. 10. 10. Wall, who re
mained alone on the der1elict schooner
Holliswood until rescued. It is pure
white and weighs 18 pounds. It wan
billed by the captain to his wife. The
cat was five days on the trip. On the
box were the words: "Water Mes
Feead me. Tom.''
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Cut aU rheumatic oisons from the sys
tem. Write Pkof. ogny, 63d andJeal.
erson ats., Phils. Pa. for medical ad,
,ice, absolutely free.
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Much moonshine goes into piois .
talks about ihaking sunshine.
Take Garfield Tea to arouse a sluggish
liver-all dtuggists sell it.
. He is a learned man that unders
stands one subject; a very learned
man who understands two.-Emmons.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
ke LA nOVn yROMO Quinine Tabol
at rund mnoney It it falls to cnum ILW.
BE ZsI gnature is on each box. I60.
Hewitt-I guess you don't know who
I am. -
Jewett-No, ai -14 I haven't any wom
an's curiosity about it.
Domestic Ameni ips.
Father-I think the ba. y looks like
Mother-Yes, it shuts its 'yes to an
NOT QUITE THE.S&ME
Hubby-Havo you noticed how much
better I rest after a day's fishing?
Wifey--No; but I've noticed how
much easier you lie after .a day's
fishing than upon other days.
That Restores and Makes Health
There are stomach specialists as
well as eye and ear and other special
One of these told a young lady, of
New Brunswick, N. J., to quit medi
cines and eat Grape-Nuts. She says:
"For about 12 months I suffered se
verely with gastritis. I was unable
to retain much of anything on my
stomach, and consequently was com
pelled to give up my occupation.
"I took quantities of medicine, and
had an idea I was dieting, but I con
tinued to suffer, and soon lout 15
pounds in weight. I was depressed
in spirits and lost interest in every
thing generally. My mind was so af
fected that it was impossible to be
come interested in even the lightest
"After suffering for months I do
cided to go to a stomach specialist.
He put me em Grape-Nuts and my
health began to improve immediately.
It was the keynote of a new life.
"I found that I had been eating too
much starchy food which I did not di
gest, and that the cereals which I had
tried had been too heavy. I soon
proved that it is not the quantity of
food that one eats, but the qnality.
"In a few weeks I was able to go
beck to my old business of doing cler
ical work. I have continued to eat
Grape-Nuts for both the morning and
evening meal. I wake in the morning
with a clear mind and feel rested. I
regained my lost weight in a short
time. I am well and'happy again and '
owe it to Grape-Nuts." Name given
by Postum do., Battle Creek, Mich.
Read "The Road to Wellville," in
Dkgs. "There's a Reason."
Ever read the above letter? A new
.ene appears froms time to time. They
a genime, true, ad full of human