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A Purple N
By FRANE
(Copyright, 1911, by Ai
Arthur looked in perplexity fron
Angelica's dirt-streaked face and be
draggled costume to the trembling ant
cowering Thomas Jefferson. White
Thomas .'Jefferqoa's complexion, nor
mally rich seil brown, had for th<
moment Assumed the - pleasing tini
peculiar'to an ashen heap.
."Get out of here and finish thai
work, and mind what you are about
Won't you please' sit down?"
- The first portion of the remark wai
addressed to Thomas, who departed
with commendable promptness; the
latter, naturally in a more concila
tory tone, to Angelica, who flung her
self into the indicated chair.
Arthur carefully surveyed Angelica
and his heart sank until he imagined
that he heard it thump -against the
soles of his patent leathers.
Angelica's pur'ple velvet gown bore
numerous huge blotches of black; her
plume, recently nodding in its im
maculate whiteness, dropped ashamed
beneath a burden of sooty filth.
There was also dirt upon Angelica's
face and fire in Angelica's eye.
Arthur realized that this was an
occasion calling for the exercise of
the most delicate diplomacy. His in
quiries, deftly put, at length elicited
a fairly coherent recital of the events
immediately preceding the stormy ad
vent of Angelica ihto his sanctum
sanctorum.
The story was: Thomas Jefferson,
in the discharge of one of his numer
ous duties as factotum of the gents'
furnishing house of Burke & Foster
(Arthur being the first named of the
firm) had inadvertently swept a mass
of filth, the basis of which was soot,
from the top of the unrolled display
window awning at the identical in
stant that Angelica passed beneath,
with disastrous results to both hat
and gown.
"What is the extent of the dam
age?" Arthus asked.
"It's ruined," Angelica glowered.
"I--er-refer to the pecuniary loss,"
Wri Dar Rsts
Gown."
Artur astly ntejeced diserin
"I aid$30fo mysit," sh- n
A"riteu Duisatus vent to hat and
perencd ye heo owwn.me
-Ainery asicl, inerwasented dscertin
ait respetio to the htr.Ovosy
waglocas obvous ame a deepa
Jfrson anrsecoedtbtegh foarso
"per'iee $300 fi ore my st"shan-bl
nounices, unponprwhisingasly gge
incc y the takofsp on eemeet
witd resprctng thmeou ha Obiungry
itogeny itomas Jfso'sllt. deut
ythes alsount fomis thate as tomex
Jefracsbod reve bu turighp. llr
perthur, aortheisiblre orepesentlatbve
ofervices, o which hv o doa engaed
ting.e as The eaistayroutgof thmc
adt'ewohng numerousend hugryt u
t hec amonth frmouns wgsth o furx
Arthurhas the hundl preoltartiwa
ofth fxirm, wuld Arhvrt reudo soe
thing.t The euasewa outc of atnew
heat, wond he waeno rioed oto
gav upckfo the amitout an efforth
pened tel hat I'hnre loll"s wan
the teat sum Arthur required tov
theomplened."prcaeprc f e
heartadh was not disposed to n
S"Very tell,"o hatlld"h an-wrdi e
meohht feznd on, I will aveyo
ahe ceaned."
She was on the point of sailing
majestically from omeie when she
caught sight of her reflection in a
mirror and hesitated. Arthur uinder
stood and, springing gallantly across
'the room, with a deep bow flung
open the door of a lavatory.
* * At this evidence of thoughtfulness,
Angelica thjpwed Perceptibly, and it
was with a little less than her queen
of-all-the-Russias air that she en
tered the lavatory and closed the door.
Fifteen minutes later it was a dif
ferent Angelica who emerged. Her
face wore its usual aspect andt while
elvet 'Gown
A. WELLS
40oiated iUterary Preo".)
the spots in the gown still looked.
big there was a vast improvement ir
i the general appearance of the gar
ment, and her hat, denuded of its
plume, which she bore in her hand.
was really presentable.
Arthur looked at her if she were
a butterfly. Angelica, furiously an
gry, and with soiled face and gar,
ments, was relieved of the greater per
tion of the visible effects of Thomas
Jefferson White's blunder, and re
stored to a state of partial calm, was
rather more than charming. '
Arthur was humbleness itself as he
bowed her out, and Angelica was
graciousness personified. After which
Arthur sat down and made an honesi
effort to clear away the mass of mail
on his desk. But somehow Angelica's
face as he had last seen it continu
ously intruded itself between his
eyes and h,.- work until, noon arriv
ing, he gave up despair and departed
for lunch.
Then he sought out his friend Mr.
Samuel Hayes, of the Universal Dry
Cleaning Company.
"Sam," said Arthur, depositing his
glass upon the mahogany, "can you
clean purple velvet?"
Mr. Hayes frowned meditatively at
the bit of twisted lemon peel at thl
bottom of the glass, and finally an
swered confidently:
"Show me anything I can't clean in E
the dry goods line and I'll blow you
to a dinner."
Arthur was delighted. Arrange
ments were completed on the spot for 1
restoring the purple velvet gown to
its pristine beauty, and Arthur hast
ened back to his ofice.
Two hours later the velvet gown,
carefully wrapped by Arthur's own
hands, was speeding via special mes
senger to the plant of the Universal I
Dry Cleaning Company.
If Arthur imagined that his trou
bles were over he was speedily dis.
abused of the ideal. The expressed
confidences of his friend Sam was not
borne out in deed. It proved an easy
task to rehabilitate the hat, but the
gown-ah, the gown!
The stains refused to go, even un
der the stimulus offered his cleaners. 1
Meanwhile, Mr. Hayes learned to an
athematize his friend Arthur In 0
most whole-souled manner. Arthur,
on his part, thought evil things of
Mr. Hayes and took a fiendish pleas
use in exacting the penalty of the
dinner, when that gentleman at last
confessed himself beaten.
..Then began a campaign among the
cleaning establishments of the great
city the like of which was never seen
before. Arthur scarcely ate or slept
Business was neglected. His face be
came haggard. His eyes assumed 'a
wild, unearthly light. Bly day and by
night the gown was upon his mind
when his thoughts were not ocupied
by the owner- of the gown, whom ho
had seen several times, ostensibly in
regard to the progress he was making
in the elimination of the spots.
As far as Angelica herself wvas con
cerned, sh6 had lost inter-est in the
fate of the gown, and her attent~lon
became rather forcibly centered ~in
Arthur.
Summer was passing by. The
gown, like a frayed and oft-rejected
manuscript, came back from the last
of the .dry ciganers, the pile prac
tically gone from it and the results of I
Thomas Jefferson White's misguided i
efforts bigger and blacker than ever. T
Arthur called at the home of An
gelica, bearing his personal check for
three hundi'ed dollars..
Some hours later he 'Aft. The
steps which led up to Angelica's fr-ont
door' may have been in their usual
place, but as..Arthur floated on air, -he
neither sawy not needed them. Also,
the three hundred-dollar chetic re
posed in his pocketbook.
The following dayr, tho stub bear
ing Angelica's name was marked.
"Cancelled," and the next following
displayed the name of a well-knowvn
jewelry firm.
Autumn arrived. Thomas Jefferson
'White, resplendent in a newv suit of
black and distinguished by his broad
and happy .grin, opened the door for
an endless procession of guests at An
gelica's home.
As the harpers struck'up the wed.
ding march and the bride glided intoI
the large drawing room, a universal
gasp of astonishment went up, when
it was discovered that instead of the
conventional whi~e she wore purple
velvet.
From Dickens After Death.
When I was in Australia my fathet
and I used to correspond with each i
other regularly. I remember receiving z
his last letter to me after I had heard
the news of his (leath. In this letter,
written only three weeks before hisi
death, he wrote: "You will doubtlesa I
have seen in many of the papers thai I
the queen is going to bestow all man.
ner of titles and-honors upon me, bul
you can take it from me personally
that during my life I shall remain as
I sign myself at the end of this letter,'
lie signedl himself plain 'Charles Dicle
en s."-Al fred Tennyson Dickens, i:1
the Strand.
Deserved Them.
liowoll -He is a good vote getter.
Powell-He ought to get the votes;
ho is a liberal fellow and is always
willing to pay the market rillce fo:
thorn.
AS IT MIGHT
HAVE DEEN
f Mr. George Ado, Instead of Mr. John
Greenleaf Whittier, had written "Maud
Muller.")
Tand Muller, on aL suimmer's day,
ighled: "I'm Built Like a Bale of Hlay.
I am composed of Hips and Chins
ntil I seem a Pair of Twins."
dl summer, then, she worked away
list like a Farm Hand, every day,
Intil she looked both Trim and Sweet
nd Yearned for something Good to Ea
Gon the Lawnit gentle Guise,
laud Muller took her Exercise.
hoi Judge came riding down the Road
d noted how well Maudi showed.
To asked If ho might have a Drin
aId seemed to be About to Wink.
ho got the Sugar and the Mint,
ad the Glad Nosoe Paint did not Stint
.on mixed the Judge a Julp Slug
hat ilt him like a Kissing Bug.
'he Judge attempted to got oay
lut Maude told him: "On your Way.
Iom a Simple Country Girl,
ut this Is an Imported Curl,
kew s e tha Bloom upon my Cheek
SMassaged in just Twice a Week.
I may stay with the Folks at Hum
lut. Jedge. I guess I've Traveled Some."
'he Judge rode Slowly back to Town
d there called on Samantha Brown.
he Julep Still was Up his Nose.
Lnd what did he Do but Propose!
Sau MuAftller wed a Farmer Lad
Viho had a Plutocrat for Dad.
l metimes Maud thinks about the Judge
ndt Jmes. gbues the GoodOld Budge
'he Jude rode owlythackummerwn
hn the called Rodng downth BrWy,
'he Judle bstilews wllp hioftehn
bu whteih Awfu ut opDrsnk
aontm ad think ahot whnthe Juksdgre
he Jude hil on that umer ofouse
MORAT,:
'hough ('upid says thiat You are T
ou cannot Tell from Where You Sit.
Of the Family?
"First," says the lecturer, "our fore
athers ascended to their domiciles by
neans of the tree trunks, next .they
regressed to dwellings built ulpon
ho ground, and naturally Invented a
ude ladder by which to mount to the
*pper floors; they then dlevelop~ed the
(airways, and from that by easy
tages came the elevator. Therefore,
ye may say, the tree trunk is the
ather of the elevator."
"And," asked the bright scholar in
rear seat, "after that may we rea son
hat the stepladder is the stepfather ?"
Sartorial Suggestions.
"But, sir," deferentially says the
allor, "while, of cour'se, we can makce
our .trousers with a 60 inch waist
'and, sir', allowv me to r'emlInd youi that
our waist mueasur'ement Is already
ifty-t wo, and-"
"Thlat's just it!'' interrupts the fat
ustomer. "I've been trying to reduce
ny weight for a fear--and~ no luck.
Iow, if I can yank my waistband out
Ix or eIght inches I can unconscious
' create the Impression withi myself
hat I'm getting thinner."
Correcting the Legend.
"H-uh! " sniffed thuo mnan with the
stute eye, looking up from the pages
f"Le Morte d'Arthur."
"What is It.?" asked his wife.
"Some of these writers had better
et their facts straIght," lhe corn.
ented.
"What Is it, dlear?"
"Why, this fellow says that King Ar-t
hur's sword was E~xcalihur'. Any fool
news that caliber refers to guns!
luh!"
The Strike.
lie struck hel'.
She stood before him, lproud, beau,
iful and defiant.
"I have told you," she saidl, in do
ermined tones, 'that 1 will noi."
"Lizzie," he repeatd, "1(1nd me a
ollal' out of my wages4. ll pay it
ack In installments. I haven't even
~ot lunch money."
But she was obdurate.
It neOver pays to str'ike a womuan
MOVING PICTURES
BOON TO INSANE
WEEKLY SHOWS PROVE HELP.
FUL TO STATE WARDS
IN KENTUCKY.
PATIENTS KEEP GOOD ORDER
Crime, Suicide and Violence Avoided
in Selection of Films for Exhibition
-Diversion Prove, to Be Highly
Beneficial to inmates.
Hopkinsville, Ky.-A moving picture
tnachine has recently been installed in
'he Western Kentucky' Asylum for the
[nsane hero. This asylum cares for
1,220 patients and among them are
those with every conceivable mania.
Some are idiots pure with no minds
Lt all. Others are very dangerous and
'heir wits seem to have been sharp
3ned by their affliction and their ca
paoity for outwitting keepers and do
ng violence greatly increased. There
is a middle class of irresponsibles,
whose minds seem to come and go,
)ut who need constant watching.
There are, too, those who are true
ies and are allowed to go about the
rounds, work the farm and go into
own by themselves. But when the
icturo shows are given only one class
s barred-idiots who have not suffl
ilent mental strength to grasp the
subjects and follow the movement.
All the others go and everyone of
hem thoroughly enjoys the perform
Luces.
When the State Board of Control of
Tharitable Institutions and the asylum
)fflcials decided that a moving picture
nachino would be a good thing, they
)ought the largest and best on the
narket. They then contracted for the
lewest and highest class films and the
ihow is equal to any, if not better,
han those you pay money to see.
Of course, only the light and enter
aining pictures are shown. Any sug
;estion of murder, crime, violence or
uicide are shunned as a pestilence,
or these would only aggravate the
iallucinations of the demented audi
mnce rather than to lift them to more
:heerful levels of 'thoughL
The patients are taken from wards
n columns of two and are seated on
ong benches running across the hall,
hag. Th paint oldgv
bey entve Codve froiteto paes
me noesideo the rordos gvnd
womn etwon or the atted
haesiTe replaintsr coul pictues
atohey audroences on how toee
tav) fore, fo arbing ofeatd
nay undversad moo.S from theirpae
ist they word inl gieepn. wtwa
atents hon rbud ateawordthg
noIet or texplanay. o icu
Bthe and~ee womn hem to ene
specay formo the at of theading
cones.1 If they lers forunytey paght
vith thoacrs; if to.ey rosete
ale they aun onaykesp up th what
sn bing thownvers are ia ted the
Rocontanac of thdianslupo
vomen and cholden serem catountrd
speciallyenofto the actin ofm thndov
coee abou te be foruny, the lauh
vienho te acsttheyt wohdearen-n
dao the aunc taes theoe oods
,nd ifadl lobviers adiappied then
defnseless tthemetorot ad sownd
heorwive and children.wr apue
Wlkenot the Indiawrn camp an
yeac abou t 1)etotued he dth
s to the mettemout, to ha earnes
h ofathent cpressed their oeelongs
nd mhand moilnduttked twords.
But whpet them whts routed rehe red
hinr avend c ohild threa
Wiesn ther Iars were painthe yale
ndancyladd. sbie ta
Nao bmatted hat to thbectiyve,
he patientsllo xpreosey.i Theyiap
y mand nd tteredh wy ording
ou h en tmehten exrouessted.
Noreaytet wsble hat thec mv-e
ng picture machine will boenmo a lix
ure in all of the modernly equipped
savlumn.
TEACHER USES CHAIR
ON OFFENDING PUPIL
Unusual Chastisement Causes Great
Sensation in Illinois
Town.
Alton, III.-In an effort to maintain
discipline in the high school of Upper
Alton, Principal I. W. Bush broke a
chair on the head and shoulders of
Ralph Reeder after slapping him in
the face for an alleged infraction of
the rules. This unusual form of chas
tisement caused Edward Reeder, fath
er of the boy, to swear out a warrant
against the principal, charging him
with assault. Recently an epidemio
of gum-chewing swept over the school,
and the incessant wagging of jaws in
terfered seriously with studies. The
board instructed the principal to stop
/
Swung it on Him a Couple of Times.
the gum-chewing at all hazards. Bush
said Reeder, who is fourteen years old,
was one of the worst offenders, and
that he repeated the offense in spite
of the strict orders. Bush said he
slapped the boy on the face two or
three times, and the lad resisted and
put up such a strong fight that in
self-defense Bush picked up a chair
and "swung it on him a couple of
times" until the chair broke.
MENACE OF COLLAR BUTTON
Point Presses into the Spinal Column
and Often Is Cause of Seri
ous Trouble.
Chicago.-The doctor didn't say,
"Your asthma and bronchitis are
caused by your collar button," but
after feeling under the collar at the
back of the patient's neck he did say,
"It's a wonder a person who wears
such a collar button can breathe at
all.
"I suppose for 25 years you have
been wearing high, rigid cellars," con
tinued the doctor, "with a collar but
ton half an inch long pressinlg heav
ily against the spinal column near
where it enters the brain-where li
enlarges into the medulla oblongata,
The tail, stiff .collar, worn as tight as
you wear it, cuts off a good dleal of
the blood supply from the head,
When you lean forward over your
desk it chokes the big blood vessels
that suppIly the brain; then when you
lean back it presses hard against the
base of the brain itself. B~ut the cel
lar button, such as you wear, and as
most men wear, is wor-se than the
collar, and together they are certainly
a vicious combination. TIhe medulla
contains vital centers of the auto.
matic action of the body. The chief
of these centers is that controlling
respiration. If the medulla is injured
death ensues by suffocation. In cases
of laanging it is the injury to this cen.
ter that causes dleath. The medulla
is also the center' for the vasomotor
nerves, regulating the size of the
liood vessels. A heavy aind continiu.
ous pressure on the spinal column
.*.. ... I
How the Button Injures the Spine. C
such as is exerted by a collar button q
that. is so long and so firmly held as
to imbed itself deeply in the tis. 2
sues of the neck cannot hell) but af.
feet the nerves leaving the medulla,
causing troules10 in breathing and a
long line of distressing symptoms due
to vasomotor nervous distuarbances.
"I would not say that a shorter col.
lar button and a loose and soft colla:
wvould cure your asthma, but they cerr
tainly are among the remedies inidi
cated. Just think of the weight o1
pressure that is pmut on that collar butt
ton, with heavy winter clothing, tight
fitting as to collars of vest, coat and
overcoat, forcing this small piece oj
metal deeper and deeper down or
these nerves that control the mos
vital functions of the bod."
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When this pipe becomes clogged the
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ing biliousness, indigestion and impure
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I had my way I would prohibit the sale
f nine-tenths of the cathartics that are
now being sold for the reason that they
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These pills contain no calomel, no
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iegular size bottle, containing 45 pills,
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Jefferson St., Philadelphia.
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