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The Press and Banner
jyPubllshed every Wednesday at 13 a
ear In advanoe.
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1904.
Tbe great need of this country Is an assorted
supply of monuments. Nearly all the Generals
of tbe Confederacy are dead and all who
are dead If not already supplied are in great
need of monuments.
If tbe Legislature will consider the matter,
It Is safe to predict tbat a liberal appropriation
will be made for all the graves of tbe
nAffiectpd Generals to whom tbe country t
owes such a debt of gratitude.
The tag lax is given to Ciemson. Then why
not levy a special tax on all the old pensioners
and otber Confederates for the purpose of
ereotlDg the necessary monuments. As a
rule tbe old pensioners have a lot of surplus
cash, wblcb tbey might like to contribute for
What is the Object?
Quite a number oi our exchanges bave been
gathering garbage from tbe paths of sin and
wlckednesB and then carting It around before
the public in great style.
It Is an 111 bird that defiles Its own nest,
and It is astonishing tbat editors who love
South Carolina will gloat over tbe shame and
tbe sin of their mother country.
These specialists, In gathering filth and
qnlrtlng it ov6r tbe public, fail to see anything
good in South.Carolina. Their love for
grovelling in tbe slime Is astonishing.
Neither the State, nor any of Its good peoi
pie, have ever done anything whioh meets
with tbelr approval. There Is nothing good
In anybody not e,ven in tbelr brother printers.
Taekey Manqnerade Party.
Daughters of Confederacy will give a masquerade
Lackey party on Saturday nlgbt,
Feb. 13tb, at Rosenberg's store In front of
' : McDlll's furniture store.
Pan and laughter are oblef features. Valentine
drawing and old time games will be
Prize offered for tackiest looking person.
"Victuals is free, admission is cash.
15 cents for children. 25 cents lor adults.
Seed I Seed i
Just received 105 pounds of watermelon
seeds, Cleokley seeds, Rattlesnake and Bradford.
Price SI.00 per pouod, 7 cents an ounce.
15 poundB of oanteloupe seeds, 91.85 per pound,
8 cents per ounoe. Delivered postage paid.
J. W. Rykard.
Lost?A Pair of Spectacles.
Betveen tbe residence of Dr. Neuffer and ,
that of Francis Henry, on last Saturday
nlgbt. Tbe Under will be liberally rewarded,
if left at Mr. Henry's.
Tbe new line from Abbeville to McCormiok
by way of Moantvllle, Is now open and ready
Gen. C. I. Wnlker will lecture Tuesday
night, Feb. 2. on fMemolrs of tbe Slxtes" at 7
p. m., in Ersklue Auditorium. Proceeds go
to Hampton Mouument.
LOST?On Monday, January 20tb, between
tbe store ol R. M. Haddon A Co., and tbelr
residence, a ladles double case gold watob
with fob obaln attached. Tbe finder will be
liberally rewarded if retarned to E. U. Haddon.
Wanted.?Persimmon, Dogwood, Hickory,
and Holly logs. Freight oald on carloads,
m; James Cocksbot, Charleston, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Game left this
morning for Crawford, Ga., to attend tbe marriage
of Mrs. Game's brother, Mr. Wayrnau
Clark, of New Orleans, to Miss Minnie Arnold.
Miss Mary Lou Wilson one of Antreyllle's
prettiest yonng ladles was In tbe city shopping
Mr. E. L.Hall of I va was In town Mondaj
op business and called on friends In Fori
Mb*. Ivy Pkrrin Gass Is expected to vlsli
relatives and frleuds In town tbls week.
Haddon's have Jnst received 1000 yards embroidery
to rue at 5 and lOo. They are prettj
Tbe place to set what yOn want. Speed's
Drug and Book Store.
GREAT SALE OF EMBROIDERIES.
We have on sale over two
thousand yards of Embroidery
going at the special prices
of 5c, 10c and 16 2-3c. These
goods have just arrived, the
newest patterns out, and every
lady who has seen them
pronounces them the great
est bargains ever seen in Abbeville.
A. M. Smith & Co. ,
Mllford'a Locals. i
For colds nod coughs take Mllford'a White
Pine And Tar. Phone 107.
Great Scoti! You ought to see Mllford'6
line of stationery.
Pit. the latest and best game out, for sale
at Mllford'a up-to-date drug store. Phone
For pains and aches use Rex Plaster, the
on earth. For sale by C. A. Mllford. Phone
We are after your business and If you don'
, keep moving we will get It. before 1906. Milford's
drag store. I
Mllford'a drug store is bead qaarterB for
fresh candy. Pnone 107.
When on tbe Btreet drop In at Mllford'a
and get tbe latest game out "Pit."
When you want tobaooo by tbe box, re
member C. A. Alii ford baa everything you
want at tbe rlgbt price.
Paints and oils or every kind at MUford's
Take Mllford's 8arsaprllla for tbe blood.
Report of tbe Condition of
The National Ml of Abbeville
at Abbeville, in tbe 8tate of South Carolina
at tbe close of business, January 22,1904.
Loans and discounts $141,859 00
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured.... 10,852 42
U. S. Bonds to secure circulation 18,700 00
Banking bouBe, furniture and fixtures.
Other real estate owned 9,189 92
Due irom National Banks (not Reserve
Agents) 22.868 48
Due from State Banks and Bankers.. 7,864 48
Due from approved reserve agents... 10,878 82
Checks and other cash Items 578 94
Notes of other National Banks 2,085 00
Fractional paper ourrency, nickels,
and cents 804 64
Lawful Money Reserve In Bank, viz:
Specie. 85,874 00
i.egal-tender notes... 6,770 00? 12,644 00
Redemption ftind with U. S. Treas'r
(5 per oenl. circulation... 987 50
Total - S243.0W 03
Capltal Btock paid Id 9 75,000 00
Surplus fuuci.... 15,000 00
Undivided prollts, lees expenses and
taxes paid... 4,286 07
National Bant notes outstanding 18,750 00
Dividends unpaid 4 00
Individual deposits subject to cDeck 121.244 01
Demand certificates of deposit 8,759 00
Total 8243,048 08
State of South Carolina, 1 .
County of Abbeville, f8-8-*
I, BenJ.S. Barnwell, Cashier of the abovenamed
bank, do solemly swear that tbeabove
statement Is true to tbe best of my knowledge
and belief. BenJ. 8. Barnwell, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th
day of Jan., 1904. Julius H. DuPre,
L. W. WHITE, )
W. JOEL 8MITH, > Directors.
AMOS B. MORSE, J
^ Speed's for paints, oils, window glass, etc.
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| HADDON'S I
2 SPECIAL SALE iOK JAAUAKX, iyus. ^
J Ladies Black Hose 25c for 19c pair. . J
S Children Black Rib Hose 25c for 19c. pair. 5
2 Great Reduction in Ladies Ready-Made Suits. X
4 Bleach and Unbleached Cotton Flannel 10c yd. for ^
# 8 l-3c yard. ?
r All Heavy Colored Skirting at Reduce Prices. #
? Children and Misses Shoes at Reduce Prices. r
^ Ladies Shoes at Reduce Prices.
\ All Wool N. C. Blankets at Reduce Prices. ?
^ "VTrt i?/wto nhornrori of. thpsp nrifieS. ^
J 11V ftV^UO VUWt^VM MW |
^ Come early before they all go. ^
| AT IIADT)0>'S. 5
The Great Cotton Fertilizer.
F. S. Royster Guano Co.
W. D. Barksdale.
We carry a full line of =
Farmers Bone Guano, '
16 per cent. Acid, ?
Kainit and Potash,
Cotton Seed Meal.
Grive us a call when you want the best all
round cotton Guano on the market.
"R.pQ-nftntfii 11 v.
W. D. Barksdale.
| STATIONERY? STATIONERY ! jj
| WHERE ? I
& At Mllj-b'U-KJJ IS I
? Up-to-Date Drug Store. ijs
^ He bas the largest and moat complete line ever been Id this city. w
T Don't buy witnout looking at hia line. vW
L. T. & T- M. MILLER
Leading Grocery Store.
Leading in Price.
Leading in Quality.
Trade at this Store and Save Your Money.
We want to impress upon you that when you trade at
Miller's, the Grocerman, you get the beat goods at
lowest prices. Yours to please,
L. T. & T. M. MILLER.
| 1904. |
T We will be on hand to serve you at the old
i stand. We buy close and sell close, and carry A
/J\ most anything you want to buy. Our stock is j/L
/j\ always complete, and we are anxious to sell
/}S you. Come and see us and get our prices. if)\
?S You will be welcome whether you buy or not. nS
? Yours for business, ^
I Thomson Bros.f
Read our Locals.
Notice. Freeh candy every week at MUford's.
I will be at Abbeville oil first Monday of Hot soda at Mil ford's dav or ntehL
each month and two weeks following tor the 1101 BOda at Mlirora a?y or
purpose of treating Hemorrhoids (Piles.) call and see our magnificent line of vases,
Treatment todsIsU In purely aseptic methods pictures, dressing cases, manacure sets, photo
18 Pal?less and without the us^f chloroform frames, baby sets, baskets, china ware. In
??d 9.?,^ g_n^1?P?fedU.A:1LpS;r.J_? fact everything kept In a first-claBS Holiday
interested will find mo &t tho GIbdd Ethel gtoclc Alllford Drust rtnre
Ion Hotel, Abbeville, 8. C;, or Dr. B. A. Mattl- BloCK- Minora vrug store.
C? ? k?mmCi n a vr tm 'i p ? Our presort! Ion bus ness Is booming.Send
Office hoars from lu A.M. till 3 P.M. on thom tn na ifvnn want t.hfl hAflt service and
above mentioned days. drugs. MUford'a. Phone 107.
Jno. B. Brltt, M. D.
BnppeninffH and IncidontN of a Week
About the Olty.
Mrs. Saidle Mazyok returned Saturday from
an extended stay In Columbia wbere ?be was
tbe guest of her brother Mr John F. LlvlDgston,
Rev. I. C. Wallace pastor of the Lowndesvllle
Presbyterian cburoh was among the
guests at theSberard-Thomeon wedding.
Mw art a Mra m h RaMwin nf Baltimore
are here spending some time wltb Mrs.
Baldwin's father, Mr. R. E. Hill. Mr. Ba'dwln
has ia position Ln Greenville aDd will make
tbat;hls home ln the future.
Judge Ernest Gary was at the bedside ol
his mother Mrs. M. C. Gary, last week.
Miss Sallie Calhoun hab returned from a
short stay with Miss Carolina Graves at
Miss Bessie Boyce who was here several
days last week left Friday for her home at
Due West. Miss Boyce is a young woman of
rare personal oharms aud was much admired
during her stay in our town.
Miss Grace Jones of Ashevllle Is spending
some time wltb her cousin Mrs. c. A. Mllford
and her aunt Mrs. L. V.'. White. Miss
Jones visits Abbeville quite often and is always
welcomed here oy a large circle ol
Miss Blanobe Cllnkscales left Friday for
Cblcora College to resume her studies. Miss
Cllnkscales was one of the attendants at the
Mr. Lewis Perrln spent Saturday and Sunday
ln Greenville the guest of Mrs. Sallle M.
Invitations are out to the marriage of
AAlaa Qlodrn Dalnhor f O Mr HI I ffnffi HonrflftV
Haddon on February tbe lentb In tbe
Babtlst church Id Balnbrldge, Oa. Mr.
Haddon was lor severel yeare In the store of
R. M. Haddon & Co. of tills city and has
many friends here who wish him every
Rev. J. A, Brown, of Due West, was In the
Mrs.M. W. Gantt is expected in the city
this week to spend some time with her
mother Mrs. H. D. Reese.
Mrs. V. D. Lee went to Greenville Saturday
and will spend a while in that city the guest
of Mrs. 8. M. Gower.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Perrin were called to
Yorkvllle last Friday on account of tbe extreme
illness of Mrs. Perrin'8 mother. Mrs.
Master Paul Mazyok is at home again after
spending some time with relatives in Columeuchre
The Euchre Club was pleasantly entertained
Friday afternoon by Miss Plevna Seal.
Elaborate refreshments were served at the
close of tbe games. Among those present
were Mrs. Aug. W. Smith. Mrs. T. L. High
bLUHU, mrn. j\. j_i. Liurijiiu, lore, uiHKKie cuilock,
Mrs. 8. G, Thorn sou, Mrs. T. G. White,
Mrs. W. P. Greene, Mrs. G. A. Neuffer, Mrs.
\. M. Smith, Mrs. W. W. Bradley, Mrs. C. D.
Brown, Mrs. James Bowie, Mrs. Frank Fetzer,
Miss Nettle Russnll, Mies Grace Smith
Miss Lacla Parker, Miss Male Robertson'
Miss Sallle Calhoun, Miss Barbee.
Miss Francis Morrow left Sunday for ber
home In Spartanburg after spending a few
days here with her father, Mr. F. L. Morrow.
Mr. Joseph Nance, of Due West, was
among the out of town visitors at the Sherard-Tbomson
Miss Nettle Brunson left Thursday for
Columbia to take a position in the Engrossing
Department. ?he will be away about
Senator John R. Blake was in the city
Saturday, be returned to Columbia Saturday
Miss Leila Nance left SuDday for her bome
In Due West after spendlug some time here
with ber aunt Mrs. W. C. Sherard.
Miss Ellen Gambrell went to Woodruff
OHtuiuajr IAI d^cuu a icw uajo wnu uci oioici
Mrs. W. Edgar Caeon.
Mr. W. D. Wilson leaves In a few days for
tbe Northern markets to buy bis stock of
goods. The Wilson-Henry Company Will be
tborougbly up-to-date and will carry a beautiful
line of goods.
Tbe many friends of Mrs. M. C. Gary will
be glad to know tbat she 1b some better after
being seriously 111 for some days.
Mr. G. A. Vlsanska was in Atlanta several
days last week on business.
Mrs. Marie Gary Eason, ofCbarleston, Is In
tbe city vlBltlng ber mother, Mrs. M. C. Gary.
Mrs. C. A. Milford has issued invitations to
a pit party to be given in honor of ber cousin
Miss Orace Jones, on Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Maggie Sberard and Mr. Orlcr Sherard,
of Lebanon, attended the Sberard-Thomaon
Mr. George Dusenberry is at borne again
afieran extended stay tn Pennsylvania.
Mrs. T. L. Hlghsmsmltb expects to leave
for ber home in Walthourvilie, Ga., Wednesday.
Rev. J. G. Henderson, of Cokesberry, was
In the city on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Smith attended the
marriage of their sister Miss Male Smith to
Mr. Felix Walker Moore, of Atlanta, at
Cokeubery last week.
The boys of our town bare organized a
debating society. They have twenty members.
The sbuject for the next debate Is, "Did
Mary Queen 01 Scots have any right to ibe
throne of England?"
Miss lone Smith entertained the "Jolly
DoBen" Friday afternoon at a very delightful
On Wednesday evening January 20, 1904
at the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Sberard, Miss Ellen Cllnkneales
Sberard and Mr. Edward Rlngan Thomson
were married. The ceremony was per
formed by Dr. J. Lowrle Wilson, assisted by
Rev. P. B. Wells. The entire home floor was
thrown together. The hall, parlor and drawIncr
rrutm morp heart! i fn 11 v mlth lov
and magnolia bowers. Tbe color sabeme,
green and wbfte was beautifully carried out
In every detail. In tbe parlor where tbe
ceremony waa performed, was lying tbe
snowy wedding bell suspendedly broad while
satin ribbons from a canopy formed by Ivy
' garlands. In tbe alcove back of this canopy
were banked palms and ferns, forming a
pleasing back ground for tbe bridal party.
At tbe first sweet strain of Mendelssohn's
wedding march, played by Miss Simpson, tbe
bridal party entered. Miss Cllnkscales with
Mr. Bradley Reese. Mlsa Bo.vce with Mr. Perrln
Quarles. Mr. Edward Rlngan Thomson
with nis brother Mr. Calvert Thomson. Then
oame the bride on the arm or her maid of
honor Miss Lena Moseley. The bride never
looked fairer than in her beautiful cdstntneof
sheer chiffon and lace over which came her
mtely veil. Her veil was caught wltb a
brooch of pearls a gift of tbe groom. She carried
a large bouquet of brides roses tied wltb
wide satin ribbon, Tbe maid of b0D0r, Miss
MoBeley, wore a becoming gown of bine crepe
de chime tastefully trimmed In ail over
cream lace. She carried pink carnations.
Miss Boyce wore an elaborate toilet of white
oblffon trimmed in bands of satin ribbon, she
carried white carnation*. Miss Clinksoales
wore a white organdie trimmed in bow knots
of satin ribbon. Sbe carried a large boquet of
carnations tied with satin ribbon.
After tbe ceremony tbe guests were ushered
into tbe dining room. At tbe door they were
met by Miss Leila Nance and Miss Sara Calvert
and given a wedding bell tied wltb pink
and white ribbons a souvenir of tbe happy
Tbe color scheme in tbe dining room was
white and pink. From the electric chandelier
In the center of the room was caught wide
bands of pink and white crepe paper This wan
caugbt to each oorner of the room. From
this was brought wide pink and white satin
ribbons caugbt at tbe corners of a highly
polished table wltb olusters of ferns and carnations.
An elaborate lace piece covered tbe
table in the center of which was placed a sll
ver mounted reflector upon which whs placed
a slender cut glass vase of pink and white
carnations and fern. Pink and white candles
In silver candelabras were on tbe table and
cut glass bon bon dishes filled with pink and
white pepermlnts. An elaborate salad course
with coffee was served followed by pink and
white charlotte and pink and white, and
fruit cake. The many ladies that served were
UUn T 11 att Uonen Mloo AnU Uapoa M loo
Nelle Wilson, Mls? Caro Morse. Miss Virginia
Gambrell. MIsr Mary Hill, MIrr Nelle Edwards,
Miss Etbel Nance, Miss Margaret
Brooks. Those who assisted In receiving
were MIrs JohI* R. Lyon, Miss Ellpn Gambrell
Mies Mate Robertson, Miss Lily Templeton.
Tbe out of town guests were Mr. Thomas
Thomson, Mr. and Mrs. John Cblldo, Mr. and
Mrs. John Clinkscales. Mr. JamesCMnkHcales
Mr. Drayton Nance, Mr. Joseph Nance, Miss
Etbel Nance, Miss Francis Morrow, Mrs. L.
H. Highsmith, Miss Jennie Male Dunn, Miss
Pearl Beaty Mr. Pem Sberard, Rev. C. I.
Wallace, Mrs. Maggie 8herard, Mr. Greer
When all who are reaching for that 3S9 000
that Senator Tillman got from tbe federal
government get a share of it there won't be
much left to devote to lowering taxes.
Tbe St. Louis people are clamoring for a big
portion or It.
Senator Tillman urges tbe legislature to
give a Mr. Baker of Washington gl,0U0 of It
tor work (.erformed in tracing up the claim.
ALIO jrreBH wuu Dnuuwr huuicchih umioeui^
tary of 8tate Jesse T. Gantt "be given a fee as
a reward for bis fidelity In saving tbe great
mass of papers."
W. N. Graydon of tbe Abbeville bar has
been retained by tbe heirs of James Augustus
Black, who was employed by tbe Slate of
South Carolina way back In 1856 to prosecute
, tbe claim against the United States "with an
> agreement for commissions varying from ten
to twenty per cent."
And so it goes, with other claimants to bear
New lot Fur and Silk Collarette Just in at
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Interesting l'arajcraphH ny h Wide
Mis Sallle Anderson, of Anderson County.,
Is the guefltot Miss Sallle Bryson.
Mr. J. P. WJdeman, of Troy, spent Thnrsdsy
with relatives In town.
Mr.'Barron Caldwell, accompanied by Miss
CllDkscales, bis assistant Id tbe Antrevllie
1 School,attended lecture hereon lent Wednes-,
day evening. This Is tbe fourth number
given by the managers of the Lyceum
Mrs. E. Patton Kennedy Is making an ex1
tended visit to her relatives lu Prosperity,
Mrs.;C. E. Cowan has returned from a vls\t
to relatives In Obappels and Newberry.
Miss Statla Wldeman has returned from an
extended visit to relatives In Abbeville,
Long Cane and Troy,
Rev. James Boyce supplied tbe pulpit of
, Rev. Mr. Shields of tbe First Presbyterian
Church of Gaston la, Sabbalh.
Mrs. A. 8. Kennedy Is spending a few days
with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. D. R. Anderson,
Misses Bessie Boyce, Jennie May Dunn,
of the Female College, attended the marriage
; of Miss Ellen Sherard and Mr. E. R. Thomson,
of Abbeville. Miss Leila Nance, Mr.
Joseph Nance. Mrs. Onle Rogers and Miss
Mary Lou Bogers also were present,
Mr. P. A. Pressly preached at Abbeville
Sabbath, be was accompanied by Mrs,
Again on ttaei Bench After a Long
and SerloHM IlInenM.
Hie many friends will be glad to know that
after months of sickness Judge J. C. Klugb
has so far recovered as to be able to go on the
bench again. He lelt Monday for Greenville,
where be Is holding Court this week. Abbe
vllle never bad a better man .than J. G. Klugh
and everybody is glad that be Is on the road
to complete reoovery. He ban been a citizen
'of Abbeville lor more than twenty years, and
bis usefulness, bis ability, and bis public
spirit. Is known of all men hereabout. Long
live Judge Klngb.
Messrs. L. T. & T. M. Miller are Doing
31 neta Work on Tbelr Store Room. '
That old and well established firm of
Meson. L. T. & T. M. Miller .some time ago
bought the desirable store room next to MoDill's
farnltnre store, and they are now actively
engaged In enlarging and Improving It.
It Is made considerably longer, and the shelving
and counters will be of the most approved
styles. The connters now ready to be
placed are marvels of beauty and convenience.
Tbey were made by Mr. Jaa. Taggart
This Explains It.
The Abbeville Press and Banner complains
that a "great racket" was made over the deat b
of Gordon and so little attention was paid 10
the death of Longstreet. Our contemporary
should remember that Gordon was the commander-ln-cblef
of the Confederate Veterans,
and Longstreet was not. That ought to be
satisfactory, without going Into any comparison
between the two men.
Reported by W. D. Rarksaale.
*T ? ?AAAlca/1 olnno loflf. Tnflfl.
Muiuuer ui union mwnvu
Price ranging from 14wto 151-4 cents.
Market closing at 15 cen ts.
Cotton need 80cents per busbel.
Estimated loads of hay . Price ranging
from to per hundred pounds.
That In What Senator Latimer Promises
Tbe Package for thlN Office
has not Arrived.
United States Senate,
Washihgton, D. C., Jan. 16,1904.
Editor Press and Banner:
I am sending you a number of packaces
of garden seed, winch I would be
glad to have you distribute as equally
as you can among the people of your
community who will most appreciate
Having only a limited number of
packages, and it being imposeible to
send to every one in the State, I have
thought best to adopt this method, in
the hope that the seed will reach the
largest number of people and do the
If anyone who has not received seed
will write to me 1 will try to supply
I will esteem it a courtesy if you wili
print this letter in your regular Issue.
With best withes, yours truly,
A. C. Latimer.
The Death of Niagara Falls.
While it is not immediately alarming,
it is at least interesting to read in
Harper's Weekly the prediction that in
2,500 years hence the discharge of Niagara
will have become intermittent,
passing the low stages of the lake, and
that finally Niagara river on the right
edge of the basin will have its water
turned back and southwards and no
water will flow ,over the Niagara escarpment
of that day. Harper's Weekly
saya that "through this agency
alone Niagara falls will cease to exist
long before the escarpment has been
worn away to the river level at Goat
island, but as it is even now lessening
the volume of water poured over the
falls, the erosive power of the stream is
diminishing, and we must therefore increase
the period necessary for the retreat
of the Canadian falls to the south
end of Goat island and the stealing of
the waters of the American falls. Assuming
the continuity of the forces
named, we might outline the probable
future life and the death of the falls
thus: With progressive loss in water
volume the Canadian falls will reach
the south end of Goat island in from
1,000 to 1,500 years; the death of the
American falls. The flow of the waters
will now have become intermitnn/4
nf rtn 1 it n f rv/\ni r\ F
trui, aliu at mot wuijr au ui
mean and high water in Lake Erie,
eventually at high water alone, will
there be any discbarge over the escarpment.
This will continue for a period
of 1,500 to 2,000 years. The entire flow
to the north will cease, and the river
will run back into Lake Erie, leaving
the escarpment dry at a point not very
far south of Goat island and with a
height of about 100 feet. This will be
3,500 years henca?the death of Niagara
Tbe Editor'* Job.
"To run a newspaper," saysau Oklahoma
editor, "all a fellow has to do iH
to be able to write poems, discuss the
tariff and money question, umpire a
baseball game, report a wedding, saw
wood, describe a Are so that the readers
will shed their wraps, make a dollar
do the work of ten, shine at a dance,
measure calico, abuse the liquor habit,
test whiskey, subscribe to cbority, go
without meals, attack free silver, defend
bimetalism, sneer at snobbery.
wear diamonds, invent advertisements,
overlook scandal, appraise babies, delight
pnmpkin raisers, minister to the
afflicted, heal (he disgruntled, fight to
a finish, set type, mold opinions, sweep
the office, speak at prayer meetings,
stand in with everybody and everything.
Wblte'ajetocfc orcloiblng 1b unusually large
and attractive tbls Reason. He has tbe best
stock of youth's boys, and children's clothing
he ha? everwrrled,
/Vi> Apirpal 5tory For
The Handy Eel
Said Mrs. Eel one morning:
"Pray, don't forget those things;
D/MwamKar flrof fh? nnillorfl
And then the muffin rings.
"Be sure to stop at mamma's
And get a Jar of jam;
Then swim down past the grocer'*
And buy a little ham.
*Td like a dozen eggplants,
A dozen onions, too;
Of parsley get two bunchei
To put Into the stew.
?.*! REACHED HOME WITH BUT TWO.
. . come home past the butcher's
And buy a beefsteak rare,
A pound or two of cutlets.
If you see good ones there."
She tied a string around him
80 he'd know what to do.
He bought the things she wanted,
But reached home with but two.
Thav mora th? rlntrn and erullMTL
Which to the eel had clung,
Because he had them nicely
Upon his backlet strung.
"My dear,"- he said, "don't send me
In future for your things
^Unless each has a hole in
Like these nice muffin rings."
An Aoiroal 5tory For
* A Pig Tale *
Tommie Toddle's mamma was busy
that Is wby Tommie was sitting unde
the tree. Tommie was greedy and ha<
just got his second bottle of milk an
was yelling for more; that Is why hi
month was so wide open and the tear
running down his cheeks.
Some one had left the gate open, am
that Is why Mr. Hog appeared upon th
scene. So busy was Tommie with hi
yelling that he did not see Mr. Hoi
THEN HB CREED A.T.T. 'I'H K TT A RDTTR.
until, with his nose close to Tommie'
ear, he grunted "Ugh, ughugh!" The
he cried all the harder.
"What's the use of crying, littl
boy?" he said. "I never do?grunting'
Tommie stopped short and started.
"Do you know what you are liable t
Decome," continuea uie nog, n yvi
keep up your greedy habits?"
"No; what?" asked Tommie, gettini
more used to his new friend.
"What la a little pig doing when h
is eating too much?" said the pig, wit]
a queer wink.
"Don't know," said Tommie.
"Making a hog of himself," gruntei
"Do you think I'll get to be a hoj
too?" whined Tommie, for he was i
least bit seared.
"I know it," continued his friend
"Why, I have known hundreds of llttl
boys and girls that began by being pig
and grew to be hogs."
"How dreadful!" said Tommis. "An*
what can I do about It?"
"Let me have your milk bottle, an<
you will grow to be a big boy, and the]
perhaps a man," said the pig, takinj
the bottle and drinking it dry.
Tommie looked at him sadly, for h
wanted the milk.
"How about you?" he asked.
"Me?" said the pig. "Oh, don't wor
ry about me. I shall always be a hog
Good day."?St Louis Post-Dispatch.
"Do yon believe in telepathy?'
"Well, this morning a man paid me i
hundred dollars he owed me, and thi
afternoon I got a letter from my wif
asking for a hundred."?Life.
Everybody knows of Dr. Lorenz
the great bloodless surgeon, who opera
ted so marvelously upou the Armou
child in Chicago and many others else
where. He was wined and dined every
where most sumptuously and man;
people stood back amazed when the;
waw him push his enp aside untasted
So much so, that at a banquet one eve
ning he_was asked if he was a teetc
taler. His reply was, "my suurean m
peuds upon ray brain being clear, m
muscle firm and my nerves steady
No one can use alcoholic liquor with
ont bluntiug these physical power
which I must keep on edge. As a sur
geon, I must not drink.".
AO Aoinjal Story For j
Little Folks |
TIia C*i4 C/>liaaI I
j lilt; \)QI OlilUUI | H
From Pittsburg.and from Boston, .
From Springfield, too, as well, j
The cats came to the cats' school ! I
To learn to read and spell. . /fjjSM
It's kept by Mrs. Scratcher, '
cat of mighty brain, S|
Who teaches them thetr lessons,
Well aided by her case.
Beneath her sage tuition . -.V.mB
In course of time you'll see . I
, The maltese, If he studies, ^
A clergyman will be. -]
I -ap-*" - i|
TO IJUBH TO BEAD AND 8PXZ1Z1. S
Young Tab will be a Midler, 1 ' -,'JW
A captain bold and true, <.
And Jack will be a lawyer, '(
And make a good judge too. i
The teacher's kind and gentle, -Jjj
Although severe she looks;
She makes them pay attention
And stick well to their books. "
?Detroit Journal. Jj
AO AnirtT^i Story For
The Mice * | >' -i8|
Who Would Be Frogs i Mr.
Bullfrog sat sunning himself on <i|a.
the bank of the pond and wiggling hie
throat to get It in good shape for the *t|
evening concert at Lily Pad Opera y'Mm
House. ^ VsjM
Three young flek mice can. saunter- '&
ing by looking for grasshoppers. They
* soon spied Mr. Bullfrog and were much j
r attracted by the funny wiggle in his
? green throat "I wish I could do that," .
a said No. 1. 4
9 "Easy enough," grunted Mr. Bull- A
"Yes, but we' haven't the kind of >ig
a throat," said No. 2. 1 ' '
e "If s all In practice," commented Mr. j :,
8 Frog. "All In "practice; I assure you.'
g FATHER AND MOTHKB FUItliZD HUC.OUT. .'
a Practice, my dear young mice, makes '}'f
' perfect See! I do tHis every day tor
a ten hours."
s "Whew!" gasped No. 8. "I don't
think it's worth while. I'd ratber be
a frog out and ont and swim around in f ' /
0 the cool pond. It's so hot out here in
3 the fields! How do you learn to swim?
Is that just practice too?" <
g "Purely so," said Mr. Prog, drawing
himself up proudly. "Purely so. Just '.j|8
e jump in like this, then strike out like ;
b this, and then like this, and in a few ;
months you will find that your hair ' -'"m
will come off. Your feet will become
j webbed like mine, and your mouths
will stretch, your tails will drop out
g as mine did, for I Lad a tall once, and
a you will become frogs. But my dears, /
remember, it's practice, practice, prac1
tlce. Practice will change anything In- . - vf
~ in flnvthinz." I
C * Wa
"Thank you," said they In chorus,
"we will try It at once." ^ i
3 Off they set to the barn, where the
drinking trough stood.
3 "Here goes for a frog," said one,
2 and, standing on the edge, he plunged
j in. - ' ' <
"Oh! Oh! Oh! Help, help!" he
e squealed piteously. "I'm drowning. I
can't practice, 'cause I can't get my,
breath. Mother! Father! Help!"
Just then mother and father came by,
and pulled him out, dripping. '
"Silly thing," scolded his mother, "to
try to be what you can't"?St Louifl
Post-Dispatch. j j
j He Knew Him.
I She?George says he feels for you. '
? He?He always says that after bfl
has made a touch.?Yonkers Herald. ,i
??? \ a
r TbefCokesbury District Missionary Inatl>*
tnte which was announced to meet this week '
at McCormlck has been postponed.
y An address tonight at the Methodist
v ohurch by Mrs. Ada Unrnh, of Oregon. The
f I public Is Invited.
' | Rev. Grler Pressly will preach at Little
^ | Mountain ohurch next Sunday, Jan. 3itb, at
11 o'clock. ;V
!- I Haddon'w store rapidly filling up with new
y 1 spring goods.
> I Haddon's new white Mercerized waist goodB
are beauties. Call and see them.
I nauuou b new munquB lur ouirt whibi buiuj
3 are now on sale.
Call on W. D. Barksdale when you want tb?,%
best fertilizers. |