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PICimENS, SOUTH CAROIlNA.
All dogs are not bad dogs.
Death is a big winner in automobile
Now a doctor has produced a heart
stimulant from toads.
While swatting the fly, let us re
member that the horse needs a drink.
Now is a good time for the man who
Invented all wool underwear to keep
Good hot weather advice is to drink
plenty of water, but not out of a pub
ille drinking cup.
With hay at $27 a ton in Chicago,
the Western farmer buys an automo
bilo and pays cash for IL
An explosive goir hail is something
erew to us, although we have often
beard or explosive golfers.
Chicago woiien advocate shirtwaists
for policemen In summer, but who is
going to bitlon thent up the back?
y'vanston has a rooster that sings
bass. Instead of beitg nursed Into
celebrity he is classed as a nuisance.
A Chicago professor advocates a
school for selentilic spooning, but it
strikes us that spooners are horn, not
The house fly may he of some use in
the world, but thus far he has been tin.
01110 to prove an nlibi. Therefore,
An eastern clergyman tells us to
marry only our 1dvals, but he over
looks the fact that ideals change with
i A sea serpent has already appeared
at Atlantile City. It is 15 feet long and
all regular patrons of that resort are
Aeroplane races are bringing the va
rious nationalities toget her more ef
fectively than any other thing since
the dispersion it Ilabel.
Two million trees have been plant
ed In Kansas this year, and yet Kan
sas Is a long way from being a cool
and shady spot.
It would not he (itoe fair' to charge
all the suffering oi last week to h be
accoint of imidity. 'IThe heat had
something to do with it.
aightning is keeping up its reput
Qq- mfor speed. It kntocked I 'Ohio
tele io girl sisiblo. l3fo-o sho
Could give It th ie busy signal.
If the fly swatters attend strictly to
business, some d1-ly we maly be able t)
sing: "Ther-e are ino fl ies ont us." Sug
gestion for- ai national antthtemt.
The man 9'ho iniventedi the lawnt
mnower' tiled the other day. Wh'li can't
something like tlis happen to the
mani who pushes one netdoor?
Boston is to have a hospital for none
but rich people, and a new set of
sttricily aristocratic dlisteases aro to ho
th~ought out to mneet the waints of its
If, while looking over your winter
garments on susapicitn that some of
them may he all wtool, you htappen to
5ee a moth, the prtopier course of ac
tion will occur to you.
Eggs criticised by Hluffalo people
hatched out chtickents wilie left in
the healthI (commtissioner's en re over
night. Whatt (10 Iluffalo peoplo ex
pect? Iliuming birds?
A IEuropeani artist has arivedl in
New York for the purtpose (of painting
the city. '[lat's enmt ire'ly unniiecessary.
New York is full of men who devote
.their nIghts to the jolb.
The son of the Pegunm of flhopal,
cheght ini an escapade in Paris, Is
sent home. T1he cable says the begum
Is a woman. Will somebody give us
the word for a male begumi?
A report comes from India of how
'four ferocious lions wvere captutredi
alive atnd unharmed by means of ily
paper. HlaInly, the nature fakers have
not been dis('ouraged, butt are in limo
fettle for the season.
A .omidon society journal prints an
advertisemnt in which "a peer and
pe'eress with <utiet tastes" offer to as
seciate (luring thle sutmmner with sotte
married coutple, v'isitinug in Enigland,
'for a contsideration. h~ere Is a new
scheme whiereby Impoverished niobil
Ity may get along withbout working.
and also, of cour'se, a fine opp~ortuntity
for Americans with money to spend It
A New York bachtelor killed him
self after lie hiatd lost $2,000,000 specu
lating in W~all street. A man whio has
$2,004.000 and tries to get mnotre by
spieculating iti Wall street dloesn't
leave the world much poor-er whieni lie
takes himnself out of it.
A sculptor asserts that It is impos
siblo to "show the majesty of the
human term in trouseirs andl skir'ts."
Yet we venture to assei-t that lie
would reject in tote the proposition
to display the majesty of his form by
appearing without tim trousers.
Shar Grounds fot
Al Ike be for All
By JOHN J. MALONEY
LAYGROUNDS should be run along lines tending to the de
veloprient of all the pupils-not the select few who may be suf
ficently capable to represent a seiool or -diptrict on the base
ball or soccer team. In my opinion too much attention is paid
to the spirit of rivalry and the formation of leagues ten'ding
to increase this spirit.
In our particular district we have a league of seven teams,
representing the North, South and West ends. This league
calls for a schedule of 12 games for each team within a. space
four weeks-a strain on the time and strength of the particu
ioys representing the schools and an ijustice to the boys in general.
If we would devote more time to all the boys and allow an opportu
nity for two or three gaines in a season with rival teams, results would
)e Imore satisfactory.
One of the most important questions in the management of play
zrounds is that of supplies. A boy's ambition is attained when he be
-omies the owner of a baseball and it does not veem reasonable to ask him
lc put that into play when eighteen others are going to knock it to pieces.
B iovs in celain e localities can ill afford tleI money necessary, and for a con
inratively slight expense tle coinnunity can prove to the boy its interest
i lii him aiid increase tho efficiency and scope of its own work.
Then hIlere is an eti ical1 side to the playground which is of great value.
'Tlie ter-her has it in his power to eliminate Ilie eunning, trickery and un
entleiianly conduct too often present in contests left to the boys them
selves. Self-respect and a sense of power are developed
in he hoy. lie is taught iti the most effective way t(
subordinate hi. iedividual ains and wishes for tlh
good of tle whole. lie is imbued with a high ideal of
manly, clean, vigorous sport. Elfficieney comibs through
individual activity and every influence is brought tc
heiar in order that his activity may be directed to thc
The physical, mentil and nioral advanitges of
the playground cannot be easily overstated. It has
won a permanent place in our edientionial system and
s helping greatly toward,that inuchi-to-be-desired end
of all education-a he-a'thy mind in a healthy body.
i It's a poor rule that won't work either
"F rom 'I'e prospectis is all tere is to Som
IIIn~jr tIE~A biting dog niakes 110 priinary an
Under the 'i n
FVyind ivr' ay s readyi (1) t'o'liess onle Anl
t haffothes fal.
A Sh ort fire escape is long" enowgh till
a firie lii'enks ouit.
By A. W. MACY If is all sone men can do to provide t
"Shortcut Philosophy' lIi (*.iIi'i(5 (1 lire.
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unnecessrries oy life
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BY MARTHA McCI
(Copyright, 1911. by ASS<
Alaster's heart had named it the
hill of hope-a bare rise, looking east
v.-ard over great breadths of farmland,
and down miles of turnpike. That
way, said her heart, the fairy prince
would come riding, some day, to take
her out of the gray stagnation of
Alaster was fanciful. A girl is apt
to be when she has never known
ought save the fussy cherishing of an
elderly household. Her mother had
died when she was born. Of her
father, the two gre-it auts, spinsters
both, would never speak. Thcy had
money enough--a spare competence.
S le d iy it would all come to the
child. She would have no need to
mix in tile world-as to murriage.
that was to b! shunned as deadly.
Ilad it brought anything but heart
break to her mother, the first Al*as
ter? Slhe had been wild an I wilful,
a beauty. fiercely courageous, also
fiercely loving, and hating. She had
cl.osen1, anti weddd whether or no
to colme back in a year, alone, and
crushed, (c welconre death. even
thlough h:iby tugge: at her heart.
I-er heart iuist he savcd frot such
shipwreck. Thiu; the good aunts.
T' ey kept her close. She never had
a play-fellow, 1111( was not sent to
school. Aunt Susan taught liet' tile
three I's. Aunt Debby music and
eiibroidery--for tile rest, there were
books, a whole rooli ii, ol( but good
leather bound mostly, and smelling of
codar shelviig. Alaster browsing hap
liily allong them, learned of life as
though she saw it inverted in a mir
ror. She had a sense of not belong
ing in the hoiisehold. The aunts were
fair, dumpy, placid-even their small
tempers had not brought wrinkles,
though they were past sixty.
Alaster was tall, and thin, rangy
in motion, full of delight iII freedoin.
vividly alive throughout. She pitied
for action, for stir and change.
When the pining had grown so wild
i'. was pain, Mallows came. Not ro
mantically, if she did ,py him first
from the hill of hope. Mallows by his
There Were Books, a Whole Roomful.
very look hut romluance ouit of court.
lie was stouish, red of haIr, freckled
as to face, with snapping blue eyes,
shrewdly sect. N ttistanding lie
waus nieithe1r common101 nor comm ion
placi(e---the(re was 1(oo patent ati air of
ellciency for1 thlt.
lie was hopplig mado, and ver-y busy
when lie tact Alaster-'s gaze. Tlhere
was need of' rutsh work, in running a
transit liie-and~ lie men lie was de
Jpendirng on to hellp hIm had not showna
up. Worse st ill, he could not go hunt
ing them-he hiad pr-omlsed to meet a
high personrgo exactly at 10 o'clock
tehere at the foot of the hill. Spying
IAhaster's straw hat upon top of the
iise, he mn!stook her for a curious
couintry lad, and shouted:
"Say, there! Want to earn a quar
ter-? You can-if youir legs are long
"Make it a half end i'l talk to
you!" Alaster called back. She sensed
instantly lis mistake and spoke as
gruffly as she coutid.
In answer Mallows swore at her for
a greediy clodhopper, but ended by
promising the half, if she would but
runa to the village, a mile off, anid
hurry up those mnen idling there.
WIth a delicious thrill of adventure,
Alaster came out of hiding, ran past
hitin, nodding gayly as she did ro, antd
sped on to the goal. Aiid thus sho
caine lumltp tinder the eyes of the
high personatge-the financier who
was back of the niew railway enter
prise. lie stared at her--he had seen
nothing anywhere to match the dleer
lift of her throat, the pantheritne
grace of her easy stride, She would
not have checked for himt, but that
-le reined in, almost in ft-oat of her,
"is this the nearest way to Dreow
ett's-the spring there, I meen?"'
"Keep on! You can't miss it uinless
you shut both eyes," Ahlaster' said,
the last wordl over her shioulder as Nhe
shot past. I
The nigh personage whis0eeid soft
ly. Wh~en lie cameu utiif ,illowvs lie
hiad an odel smile hov iVng in lisa
eyes. Mallows also ,'as a bit off key.
A fter a second i)*e t wo, they were
most excellent c tits, under'stood., anid
"111t you. fd aqhuiire bet ween thle
.yes," Mall6ws said.
oclated Literary Press.)
The other nodded. After a breath,
he said irrelevantly: "It's not so much
her good looks-I can find a dozen
prettier girls in a day's ride-but
somethiiig-somethIng catches you in
the breath, when you see her. What
"Remember the Dryads? We read
about them in our Greek days." Mal
lows setid, lifftug his eyes to the sky
line. Then suddenly :"Could you pos
sibly Imagine her fashionable-with a
corset on body or soul?"
Levering, the financier, shook his
head. Mallows turned from him
"men were coming, almost on the run,
urged by some invisible monitor. He
smiled. She need not hope thus to
escape him--he would see that she got
her pay, also the best apology he
could frame for his blundering. Then
he was suddenly aware that she peesed
by-that she smiled at him, that she
moved with the foot of Atlanta. As
she climlbed the hill, one of the vil.
lage fellows said, shaking his head:
"lie dinged if it didn't plum skeer
.me ter see Lassy Drewett stompin'
ier' foot at the bunch o' us. and
fa'Ily drivin' us to work. Why, I
don't hardly believe she was ever off
the place before-not by her lone
Levering smiled as he listened.
MaIlows looked glum. Here was no
dryad, rather an enchanted princess.
guarded by ancient dragons-he was
already aware of the eiunts. They
might, if they chose, nake a lot of
trouble for the new rozd-its right of
way must cross a corner of their land,
not very big, but strategically most
limportant. The countryside had bid
(hell the road builders beware of the
sisters. They were prone to suspicion
---of strangers because they didu't
know them. of friends because they
did. Levering might liandle them
Mallows reste(d his hope upon the pay
ment of his debt. le overheard fur
tler gossip that possessed him yet
more clearly of the situation.
Presently Levering went toward the
wide weather-gray house. whistling.
evidently thoughtful, yet alert.
Mallows made a feint of discontent
with his survey. "Wait! I want to
look over the country from that hill
oip." Ie said, off-handedly to his
As they sat dolen at ease, he. half
rrel up the hill. There was a clump
of trees at top-elsewhere it lay bare.
lie had a notion that lie should ind
tle chimp tenanted. So lIt was not in
the least taken aback, when Alaster
"I don't want my ironey-but you
have to pay it-to Mirs. Dr-nn, at the
postothice. She has no'hlng but a mean
dog, and a big fat neraccouint. husband.
Tihe mionlaC isfor her, and the dog
to buy it a bone, and her some-well.
some stockings-I sawv she had on
"You must take the mioney yourself
-I never wotuld dare undertake a comn
mission so deli':ate," Mallowvs laughed.
Alaster scrEeed up her' face. "A
manz who can~ swear so shouldn't be
afr'aidl of anything," she mur'mur'ed.
'T'hen as thiough suddenly enlightenmed,
"Don't you be afr'ald of Mr. Dann
he er'n't possibly be jealous. It would
he differ'ent if I had asked the hand
"Mighty dliff'er'ent!" Mallows
gr'owled. "Levering has cheek enough
"I wond~er would he dare ask them
to let him stay at dinner?" Alaster
cried, nodding toward the house, "0!
1 hope so! It. ia three years since we
had company--excep~t lpreachers antd
ipeddliers-.nd they don't count."
"Would I count-if I camne?" Mal
She smilled at him.
"[low couldi I tell, uress you tried
it.?" she said. She wvas not forward,
only human ano femininie, repressed
"I am going to try-depend on it,"
Mallows said, looking fuli in her
A month after he asked the aunts
for Alaster. Levering, notwithsteend
lng his looks, had found himself out
of the runniing at the beginning of the
game. A goodl friend lie showed him'
self. The Sisters Drewett might never
have consented to the Mallows match,
if Levering had not adimonished them.
"Suppose Alaster's father turned
up, only a husband would have author
ity aguiinst him!"
At that they gave in-joyously it
must be confessed. They wvere not so
old1, but, the flavor of life (delighited
thiem. And they felt like fairy prin
cesses themselves when, a year after
the wedding, Alaster's father didi
turn up, not a ne'er do well, but a
miani sorely rep~entinig the haste and
heat of his youth. Hei had not known
there wva-s a living child-lie hiad
thought it died with the mother. Since
he had a fortune to bestow upon hi
grllrison, lie qiulckly made his peace.
4laster* climbed often to the hill ol
hopeW-she loved it, since it had become
also a hill of nap~pincss.
A Valuable Right.
AmerIca n-i came to ask foi' a con
President of' a South American Re
public-An' whlat is ze concession
Aamrican-l want the sole rights of
takding time moving pictures of yeom
An Editorial From the Bolton, South
There is always something being
said about good roads; there is al
ways some movement on foot to pro.
mote the gooji roads oj' the state,
and we would not for aEoment dis.
coutnt the value of good"Iroads, but
there are other things we ought to
talk more about anI devote more of
our Vine to than we do, and one of
these things is the rural telephone.
Of course, good roads help, but two
hundred rural telephones connected
with the homes of two hdndred farm
era out from Belton would do more
to promote the prosperity of the sec
tion of country surrounding this town,
and would more closely unite the peo
ple of this section than a hundred
miles of macadam road bed built out
from Belton. It is a broad assertion
to make and we give you the right
to disagree with us until We have
had a chance to Jrove to you that it
is a fact and not merety a theory ad
vanced by the editor of the Belton
Times; but once you see the matter
In the light that we see it, and in Its
true ligit, then you will recognize the
advantage of the rural telephone.
Let the farmers of the state build
up their farms and inprove their
residences, and gpod roads- are 'cer- -
tain to follow. The fari'ers will rec
nize the value to them of having
good public highways running by
their farms and they will go to work
to build the good roads. Give us
% progressive section and as certain
as the night follows the day, good
roads are going to find a beaten path
way into that section of country. Wo
admit that good roads are essential
to a progressive people, but they just
as naturally follow the lead of the
progressive spirit. We have good
roads and lots of them, and the real
ty interesting and encouraging part,
Df it is that they are growing better
as the years go by. Paths and narrow
road beds of a decade ago are now
piblic highways and the public high
ways of ten years ago are now be
::oming smooth boulevaris.
We are, its yet, cut off from each
other, in a sense, though, because we
aave not stressed enough the build
ing of rural telephone lines. Let ono
iundred farmers of this section con.
nect their homes with the exchange
here in Be''on and there will be one
aundred farmers who have, in great.
measure, become citizens of the town.
rhey have joined themtselves to the
:own, and they have become inte
)sted in the growth and development.
)f the place. They naturally feel a
leeper interest in Belton than they
lid before. They can telephone tle:r
.riends in town, and we who have
Ieretofore been mere acquaintances
aecoie neighbors and close friends.
rhey telephone In-to town for what
ever information they want and
act got-the rural telr_0olw('O'ill bind
:o the to&n 6f'Belt6h the farnme.-. o
:his entire section, if we will develop
:he lines running out from tills eX
::hange. This is something we hamve *
not heretofore given the attention -
.hat it his realily Deeni dute. Let's get.
tbtrsy; think of what we have said in
:his article, and see for yourself if it
isn't worsth yotm- wvhlle. 10very farmner
ought to have is home conneen-~u
with the town nearest hinm by teie
phone, and they will (10 it, If they are
showvn tihe advantage that, sttch a cu
cnection would~ be to them. P~ersen;i
ally, we wvoild rather see the farms
of tis section conn tected with t Le
teJlephione exchia'ige hemle thanm the
stomes and lbirslfness places ini ton i.
l30 you 'agrce wvith same?! if not, my
so, atnd at the tlme, gi~vc your r'ea.ons
I or disagrceetng with tus. Oncr ('(lurnli
aIre always open lkir letters fr(om1 lJr'
pie who are interested in Ite thI iig
that ought. to interest the emit e ilegn.
1Nvery farmer can have a telephone~
it his home and cotnnctjionl wih the
Univem sal Iell Systemn at very low
cost. We ar~e reaidy to co-operiate wn ,
farmers and with cominmmtice to de.
velop this ser'viee. For Itull informiauono
address nearest Bell Trelephlone man
ager', or' Sotuthein 13011 Tciephione andi~
Telegraph Comlpany, 218 Soulth Pry'oi
Street, Atlanta, Ga.
Iliisha Laeavenworth, dlefeatedl by tihe
Waterbury, Conn., city fathers in his
purp~ose to perpetuate tile memory of
Blenjamin Franklin by the erection o1
a monument to Franklin's mlemiory or,
the public square, left $15,000 in him
will for tIls purpose.
Improvements in the mlaking of pa,
per pulp from lallang grass have heer
inventedl by a planter it the Malam
sian State of Negri Semblan. Consu.
General James Tr. Duilois o f Singa
pore states that as the lallang grasm
gr'ows in great quantities in some
parts of the Federated Malay States
mtuch Interest is being taken with a
viewv to utilizing thuis garss as a mar
'rTe patent office has felt the boom
in aeronautics. 'rhe applications cov.
ering various maclthines and mfethlodl
of control come ini at the rate of 90 a
nmonth or about thtree a day.
in "Ups and Downs of a Wander
ing Life," Walter Seymour, an IEn
glishmtan, tellh the story of his adven
tures In various parts of the world
Hie -has knocked around in the Argon
tine, Paraguay, Italy and Palestine
Australia, 10gypt, Rloumania and oth
or unfamnil'iar lplaces, mixing a llttle
business wit'h a good deal of fun.
An Amersican livig at a small Mex
lean town on thte XYaquli'river, statA
of Sonora, has set out over 3,000 ci
lye trees. Constil Louis riostotter o
ellrnaaillio states that as tIs Is only
the second year for the grove there
are as yet no crops thaerrom.