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DU MAURIER'S ONE TROLT0LC.
Crtr Since Tooth He Hu Been lkNM>
ened With Lo?a of Sight.
Id the course of a talk Du Maurler described
a tragic affair that ocourred at tb?
Antwerp academy, where he was studying
under De Keyser and Van Lerlua. "It
was on a day In Van Lerlus* studio," he
eald, "that the great tragedy of my life
The voice of Da Maurler, who till then
had been chatting with animation, sud
donly fell, and over his face came an Indefinable
expression of mingled terror and
anger and sorrow.
"I was drawing from a model, when
suddenly the girl's head seemed to me tc
dwindle to the size of a walnut. I clapped
my hand over my left eye. Had I been
mistaken? I could see as well as ever.
But when, In its turn, I covered my right
eye, I learned what had happened. My
left eye bad failed me. It might be altogether
lost. It was so sudden a blow that
I was as thunderstruck. Seeing my dismay,
Van Lerius came up and asked me
what might be the matter, and when I
told him be said that It was nothing; that
he had had that himself, and so on. And
a doctor whom I anxiously consulted that
same day comforted me and said that the
accident was a passing one. However, my
eye grew worse and worse, and the fear of
a total blindness beset me constantly.
That was the most traglo event of my life.
It poisoned all my existence."
Du Maurier, as though to shake off a
troubling obsession, rose from his chair
and walked about the room, cigarette in
"In the spring of 1859 we heard of a
great specialist, who lived In Dusseldorf,
and we went to see him. He examined
my eyes and said that, though the left ey?
was oertainly lost, I had no reason to fear
losing the omer, one mat x mast o? >er?
careful and not drink beer or eat cheese,
and so on. It was very comforting to
know that I was not to be blind, bat I
have never shaken off the terror of that
"My lif? was a very prosperous one from
the outset In London. I was married in
1868, and my wife and I never onoe knew
financial troubles. My only trouble baa
been my fear about my eyes. Apart from
that I have been very happy."?Westminster
PASSING OF THE GYPSY.
Romaay Bye# Ondully DiMppewlai
From tb? HtnnU of Men.
The gradual disappearance and extinction
of that picturesque vagabond, th?
genuine, simon pure gypsy, has caused
much oomment, but the reason for the dying
out of the old raoe la somewhat difficult
to find. There are probably more
roving, wandering vagabonds In the world
today than ever before, but a real Romany
la seldom found even In England, where
' he formerly flourished. In thla country
real gypsies were never numerous and are
today less so than ever before. They are
occasionally met with, but the bands are
either very small, or are composed of horse
trading scamps and fortune telling "fakir*,''
who have not a drop of tie Romany
Mood in their veins. I
In the old days the gypsy impressed hlm#elf
and his personality on the literature
and the a*t of the countries In which he
roamed. It was a poor novel that did not
lntroduoe a gypsy fortune teller, and a
poor play that did not have at least one
ohlld stolen by gypsies, while the artists
fairly reveled in studies and sketches of
gypsy maidens. Sot the gypsies or toaay
do not Indulge In any ohlld stealing proclivities,
although they occasionally make
a "bluff" at telling fortunes. As for tbs
ohildren, they usually have enongh of their
own not to bother their heads and risk
their liberty by stealing those of other
A band of gypsies whioh appeared in the
province of Quebeo the other day actually
tried to sell their own ohildren, arguing
s that times were so poor that they were no
longer able to provide for the little ones.
So it can readily be seen that the day ot
the gypsy is past. If be ever had any usefulness
be has long ago outlived it.?
nnAAn HAM anil ?TM> RAIIAM.
Queen Elizabeth personally liked her
sailors and thetr way of life. She had all
a woman's love of the adventurer. They
brought her money, finery and flattery,
and she dearly loved all three. But they
suited not only her tastes, but her policy.
There was a mutual understanding between
them. If, for reasons of states it
was neoessary to disown their privateering
feats, even when they were triumphantly
successful, they must reokon on her hard
words and blaok looks. 7 It was safe to
acknowledge them, they were rewarded
with open smiles and favon. Thoroughly
characteristic, for example, was her treat
ment or iJ'ranciB mace wnen cue ever
glorious Pelican came home, leaving a
wake behind her whioh went right round
the world. He had laughed at Spanish
protests, plundered Spanish treasure,
towns and ships, with the light hearted
audacity of the gentleman bandit, and
anchored at Plymouth with an El Dorado
in his hold and the shouts of admiring
England In his ears.
Mendoza, the Spanish embassador, furlously
demanded that "the dragon" should
be forced to disgorge his plunder. But It
salted the queen to teach the Spaniard a
lesson?that if his master encouraged Irish
rebels she would enoourage English privateers.
Drake was the lion of her oourt.
She ostentatiously walked abont with him
in the publio gardens. The Pelloan was
the scene or a royal oanqnes, ana uionana
made rough Francis one of her knight*.?
Flaying For a Deaf Mm.
A long and a bitter straggle he had,
this Anton Rubinstein, before he secured
his fame and his fortune. He used to delight
in showing his friends the portrait
of an old man who onoe bought all ths
tickets that were sold for one of his juvenile
recitals. And he had even a better
story than this. At Nijnl Novgorod,
frben he was only 13, be gave a ooncert
whloh attracted an audience of only one.
Brilliantly the little fellow played for two
hours, but not the slightest applause was
forthcoming. Then he stopped and addressed
his audleooe politely, asking If his
playing did not deserve a little enoouragement.
The dilettante leaned forward to
catch the words addressed to him, and the
young pianist was stupefied to find that
bis only listener was as deaf as a post!
This singular person used to frequent the
oonoerts to conoeal bis Infirmity.?Chambers'
Not So Tory Unexy?et?d.
"Ada> dearest Ada, will you be mine?"
"Oh, Charles, this is so unexpected)
Tou mist give me a little time."
"How long, darling?"
?<nk r niil iuat mil mamma. She h
waiting in tbe naxt room."?Fllagende
IN JAIL AT 8AVAXNAH.
Unynpr and Green AkaId In the Grasp
of tbe Law.
Savannah. Ga., Oot. 9.?John F. Gaynor
and B. i). Greene, the men who fought ex
tradition to the Untied States from Canada
for bo many years, arrived here at 6 o'cloek
thiH morning. Their wives, who hud preceded
them to Savannah, met them at the depot.
The prisoners were at once taken to
Jatl by United 8tates Marshal White, who
had gone to Montreal for them, accompanied
by Deputy Doyle.
Everyone is admiring Dargan's cut glaaa.
Tbe latest styles and newest cuts are In pro*
Xiuion, Ask to see the "Comport" piece,
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ABOUT GOING TO COLLEGE.
Who Ought Sot to got.
Oue who Is indolent, ba? no ambi
tion for himself not for any one else
is unwilling to study, has a bad moral
record and Tovee to associate with the
bad only,will get very little help fronc
a college. The college anthorities dc
not want suuh. The great majority oi
young men in college are hardworking
studious, moral, hightonedyoung mer
who are strivlDg to make the most o
the powers with which the Creator en
dowed them. Worthlessuess and dis
slpation are not welcome^ into suet
Who Ought to cor
The industrious, those who are noi
afraid to spend the day and a large pari
of the evening at work; those willing
to undertake the task assigned them bj
their teachers; those who are ambitious
to make the best of their powers; those
who want to increase their usefulness
to themselves aDd to their neighbor*
those who realize that the battle of lift
will be more strenuous in the future
and want to prepare themselves tc
meet it. and those who want to have a
larger influence in the world adoul
Why the Rich Should Send to College,
Wealth ia a very uncertain thing
It is often said that "the rich of one
generation are the poor of the next.'
It is the duty and desire of the wellto-do
to leave their children the has!
inheritance. Education will help preserve
and use inherited wealth
Wealth misdirected is more harmful
and dangerous than poverty. Education
means the elevation of ideals and
so teaches higher and nobler ways ol
spending money. More and more College
men are becoming the leaders ic
all Hues of progress?political, educational,
and social. It is the desire oi
every parent that bis child shall be
come a good aud useful citizen. If
(here a better place for a boy during
four formative years of his life than Id
! a good college community?
i Wfty (be Poor Should Bend to College.
| In the equipment for life an education
puts the poor boy on a footing
I with the rich. Education i8 a great
democrat. In college the rich and the
poor meet together; brain power is the
only aristocracy that is worth while in
college. There the rich and the poor
buy become friend?, and each realizes
that be is no better than the other.
Brains has ruled and will continue to
rule the world. In order for the poor
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must educate; It is the road that leads
the way to the social opportunities
otherwise denied. It is worth the
sacrifice. Parents who educate their
children have performed their great
opligation. Leave them poor but leave
Am I Too Poor to go f
A poor boy should never give up because
be is poor. The great majority
of the graduates from the colleges in
North Carolina asked this same question.
In some way the means were
provided. Money is often loaned to
indigent students on poor security.
Borrow money to go to college. Oo in
debt. Bell what you have and go.
Hundreds have done this and not regretted
it. ''He that bath no sword
let him sell his garment and buy one."
Postpone going till the money is saved
and the danger Is that the desire to go
! will have passed away. Make the start
now If you are prepared for college and
let the future care for Itself.
3 to get the ii
.ey, and better
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iat you may want ii
Lghest market price
la It m Safe Inveatm< nt?
Money invested in stocks and bond?,
in sheep and cattle, in merchandise
. and factories, may be lost, is often lost,
A bad calculation, an untrusty truj
ployte. a sharp swindler, may cause
5 y?ur accumulations and earnings to be
i swept away. But an education no one
) can steal from you; neitbea moths nor
j rust can corrupt it; thieves cannot steal
it. It is safer than loans, safer tbau a
J bauk, safer than a United States govf
ernment bond. It is the only btquest
. that a parent may lea?'e a cbild, which
. is beyond the grasp of a faithless exi
eontoF or fraudulent adviser.
Deei Ctlttte Education Pay T
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ff ill VUV UIUUC7J III f VDIUW 1U MU VV*
t ucation ever pay afair dividend? Will
t it ever earn more than 6 per ceDt.?
? This question is a proper one. The
r best men in the land are those who
i "make a living." If educatiou does
> not pay in dollars and cents, then there
i is something wrong.
; The average salary of an educated
? man is $1,000 a year. He works on an
3 average 40 years and receives a total of
> $40,000. The average wage of an unt
educated man is $1.50 per day. In 40
t years working 300 days ayear, he will
earn $18,000. The educated mau gets
$40,000, the uneducated $18,000; the dif
ference of $22,000 is the true money
value of an education. Follow up the
' analysis and the conclusion is that the
, boy who fails to Bicure an educatiou
has thrown away a good business pro[
position. To acquire an education
takes twelve years of the early life of a
Doy. to ooys wno improve meseuay?,
j $22,000 is the reward. Every boy who
misses one of these days should charge
I himself up $10 lost
Are College Men ('ho*eu to Repreaent
I Ibe People?
p Of the population of the United
States only about 1 percent, are college
' graduates. This is a small number?1
, out of 100, yet this 1 per cent, of
' college graduates has furuibhed 36 per
cent, of conressmen, 55 per cent, of
presidents and vice-presidents, and
, cabinet officers, and 69 per ceut, of tbe
. justices of the mpreme court.
Of late years this per cent, has increased.
More and more college men
, are being chosen to represen t the peo]
pie in the highest offices of the htate
What are the Elements in the Choice of
i Parents often choote a college without
any special thought or knowledge.
To many people one college is a9 good
i as another. Other things being equal,
i one should choose that institution (bat
i has the richest course of instruction.
But other things are not equal. The
teacher that does the teachiug is more
f important than tbe teaching. College
students confess in later years that they
received more from the teacher than
from the sudject taught. Religious in-1
fluences should have much weight in
the elemeut of choice. The'question
1 nhoulU be this: "Does the college,
' through its profeesftors, in the class
1 room, in its method of Kovernroent
1 and other agencies, tend toward Christian
Will n College* Educiuion He lp Me
Not all college men succeed. Many
fail. There have be^n great and good
men who never saw a eollege. How?
ever, the question for you is this:
> "Will the college education increase
my chances of success in the game of
life?" Is a man's success in A^nerica
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for Cotton Seed by
largely determined by his educational
qualification? Notice the answer of
the following conclusion based on the
brief biographies of "Who's who in
America." In the Uniteb State there
are 40,782,007 persons over 21 years of
age. Of this number 7,852 appear in
j "Who's who."
The class with no school (raining
numbers 4,682,448 and furnishes 31 of
the prominent men.
The class with common school training
numbers 32,362,951 and furnishes
The cla-s with common and high
school training numbers 1,165,357 and
The class with college education
numbers only 1,071,201, but furnishes
5,768 of these prominent meD.
Or to express it differently:
1. The uneducated child has one
chance in 150,000 of attaining distinction
in the progress of the age.
2. The public school increases his
chances 4 times.
3. The high school increases bis
cbances over the bublic-school boy 23
times and over the uneducated 87
4. The college education increases
the chauces of the high-school boy 9
times, giviug him 219 times the chances
of the public school boy aDd more
than 800 times tne chauces of the unirained
Of these 7,852 notables, 4,810 are full
graduates of colleges.
The Bittern End
A Columbia special says: The patent
medicines in this State supposed to
contain alcohol are going to have a
hard time of it. In additon to the order
toiled by the Internal Revenue
Department, which notifies all druggists
that they must close out all stock
by December I or pay a licence, Chief
Countable Hammet has issued an order
to all constables giving a list of
medecinas that can only be sold by
prescription. Some time ago Mr.
Hammett had State Chemist Burney
analyze a numper of brands and the
iollowiug was the result of Uie mvefliigalioo:
Hostetfer's Bitters 82.20.
De Witt Stomach Bitters 65.2ft.
Cuban Gingeric 61.10.
Ah a result a circular has been sent
to allconstbbles stating that these medicines
must not be sold as a beverage
and only by prescription. The order
will create a sensation among a number
of druggists and may result in many
of tbem going out of the patent medicine
J. S. STARK
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Dappled Seed Oats 75c per bushel. Home
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lise it will pay you first to examine our stock. H
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YOUB MONEY BACK IF YOU WAITf^b.
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The House of Values. *;'l
Jewel Stoves and Ranges are made in the largest stove plant tn thH
world. They have been making stoves for over 40 yeais. There are ovfla
3,800,000 in daily use in the United Stales. Their plant covers thirteeH
acres of ground and they en ploy two llmisand men, They make and shflR
eight hundred stoves a day. H
The name Jewel oil stove;. lias urn Luve the same significance
its line as the stamp "Sterling" on silver. Vist on having a stove with t^H
trade mark "Jewel."
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Phone 8. Abbeville, S. C. Bl