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Ihe Press and Banner.
Published every Wednesday at two dollars a
a year Id advance.
Wednesday, Nov. 25,1908.
PRICE OF COTTON.
A good deal of cotton was on the streets
yea terday, ruling price 9 cents.
Abbeville, S. C., Nov. 10,1908.
Hunting or fishing. day or night, on our
premises are forbidden. Trespasses will be
prescribed. Friends and neighbors and all I
others will please not ask privilege or enter
I. A. and S. L. Wilson. ,
Arthur Parker, 1
1 8. G. Thompson, j
AH parties are forbidden to bunt or flsh on J
my land. Any one disregarding ibl* warning
will be prosecuted. J. L. Frith.
Valuable House and Lot f?>r Male.
A seven room dwelling in good repilr,
within 100 yards of public square, nice mca- '
tlon, large roomy lot, can be nongbt for 82,000
?If applied for within next two weeks.
Terms?One-half cash; balance 12 months .
at 8 per cet.t Interest. M. ?. Holllngsworth.
Land for Sale.
I will sell 60 acres of land three raltes from .
Hodges and two miles from Warevlile, with- 1
In half mile of railroad. Terms easy. Apply
to W. W. Bradley.
Wanted?A good two or three-horse farm
for either standing rent, or part or crop. J
Good land and good bouse*.
11 Anderson, 8. C., R. F. D. 3.
Gntlloh Spavin Liniment removes 1
Httra, 80fl or cailuuued Lumps and Blemishes
from horses ; al-o Blood Spavins, Curb*,
Splints, Sweeney, Rlqg Bone, Stifles, Sprains, j
Swollen Throats, Coughs, etc. Save $50 by
use of one bottle. A wonderful Blemish
Core. Sold by P. B. Speed, dragglst.
Young Men !
If you want to know why you should be- ,
come telegraph operators and what school to '
attend, write to SOUTHERN SCHOOL OF
TELEGRAPHY. Newnan, Ga? for free C?'a- ]
log "A." EVERY BOY sbcnld read It. Positions
Tbe Real Estate Market Active.
How about a nice cottage in tbe city of Abbeville?
Have more than a dozen at prices j
ranging from 8375 to 85,000. Also several lots
at moderate prices anu any old terms. Can
"ell ynu any number of acres of cultivated J
lands near otty, or country. One new cottage
just finished, with all modern Improvements,
cheap for cash. Costs you Dotblng to look. ,
Come to see me. Always In office. '
tf M. E. Holllngsworth.
Snfterers from all Internal and external ,
ache* and pains will flnd'lmmedlate r? lief by '
n?lng Noah's Liniment?the honest liniment
?trlp'e Rtreng'b. the noo?t effect)- e <?o'i mo?t \
penetraurg of all pain killers. Contains no
alcohol or poisonous drags, and It. Is for sale
by all dealers In medicine, 25o. Noab's Ark
on every original package. 1
One thing that reoommeods the success of ]
the great p'ay, "Was she to Blame." more
than anything else Is the very excellent company
which Nr. jed Carlton has gatbered together.
Every member being an artist far 1
above the ordinary people seen In suob plays.
At the Opera Honoe one night only, Wedneeday,
November 23th 1908.
J. W. RYKARD.
If yon are In need of a watcb; II yon want a
good reliableolock for the home; If you wlsb !
to make a present; if you want good goous
for ?m%]l.co8t go to J. W. Rykard, the watch
and olock man. New goods coming in every
week. . 1
Dr. A. C Wilkin* left yesterday for a visit ,
to Athens and Madison, <ia. At the latter be 1
will attend the Georgia Baptist State C tnven?
tlon. He expects to return next Tuesday. No
preaching at the Baptist church next Sun- j
Every home with children should have a *
box of.Dr. Thornton's Easy-Teetber in It. A
guaranteed remedy for all bowel and stomach
trouble in teething children. 25 cents. ]
For sale bv McMurrav Drug Co. and country
merchants'; or EaBj-Teether Medicine Co", ,
Hartwell, Ga. * 1
Watched Fifteen Year*.
"For fifteen years I have watched 1
the working of Bncklen's Arnica
Halve ; and H has never failed to cure 1
any sore, boil, ulcer or bum to which
it was applied. It has saved us many
a doctor bill," says A. F. Hardy, of 1
East Wilton, Maine. 2oc. at Speed's
drug store. \ .
TRAGEDY IN MONTEREY. (
One Negro Woman Dead and Several
Negro Men and Women Injured in a i
Fight With Knives and Rocks
Jealoev le again the direct cause of a tragedy,
8of.a Elmore and Sula Adamt, wbo lived ou
Mr, William Giberta place lu M<ioter?y had
lboth been receiving a'tentlons from o ie WIN
lie Jackson- On last Sunday nlicht they were
11 gathered ai Jaobs Chapel to celebrate the
NapllaltorJanle Woolen and Mack Hester.
Setter tbe ceremony inese, sona r^imore bdu
wain Adam*, remained with tbeotb-rs for a
thonfab. Tbe confab was such as to t-tlr up[ttie
mr<ttb of tbe two Jeolons women. As soon as
they left tbe cbarcb tbe tight began Sofia Elmope
opened the fight, according to SuIh
Adams by striking Sula on the back with a
green stick. Sula then turned on SofH. both
bad knives). Suia claims that she could not
open hers. Three negro men, ucoordlag to
Sula, three brothers, Joe, Andersou and Klcb- ,
ey McBrlde also entered tbe flibt. Tbe two
women fell, and Sula fell on top, tbe three
men fell on the women, and when the cut-.
ting auu slashing that occured was over Sofia
Jackson was dead from a stab In tbe breast
She was also struck with a rock by one Ed
' Mack. J
Sheriff Lyon betrd of the tragady about 3
o'clock Monday morning and immediately i
went to tbe iceae of tbe killing. He returned
with Sola Adams and has lodged her la Jafl
to await trial.
Mule vs. The FarmerJohnston
Tbe mule Is stronger than the man. Though ;
tbe mule Is stronger than tbe man, ttve man
manages tbe mule for bis own purpose?. He |
puts a bridle on blm, and a saddle, and rides
on his bscfe. He puts harness made of lealh- |
eron the mule, and by si eaklng to him and .
giving blm plenty ol licks, be Induces blm to ,
walk and pull a wagon while ibe man gets
Into tbe wagon and rides. Tbe mule does
muob bard work, but all tbe money gslned
by tbe mule's bard work tbe man appropriates
to bimself. Tbe mnle lives roughly, Is
fed Id a trough and sle- ps on tbe ground on a
little straw. Tbe man eats at a table and
Bleeps Id a warm bed. The mule is a uselul
animal to tbe man.
The farmer is stronger than the monopolist.
Though the larmer is stronger than tbe mo
nopoiioi, lUb UJUUOfJUIIBl UJIIUBtCD uiui .ui
bis own purpose. He puts a bridle, called
loyalty to party, in bis moutb, a saddle on
bis back, and rides him wbere be wills. Ho
puts harness made of prejudice on the farmer,
and by roaktDg speeches to biro, and giving
him plenty of taffy. Induces blm to walk and i
draw a monopolist carriage.
Tbe farmer does muob bard work, but tbe
money gained by tbe farmer's work tbe mcnopol
1st appropriates to blmslf. Tbe farmer
bas become poor and lives rougbly on a j
mortgaged farm, and eats plain food from
rielf and tin Diaten. and BleeDS on a staw bed.
Tbe farmer Is very useful to the monopolist. ]
Moral: Those who do not use tbeir brains <
for themselves must use their muscles for i
somebody else. 1
Mr. J. P. Williamson, manager of the Abbeville
lc, Laundry and Fuel Co., paid EI- i
berton a flying visit Monday. Mr. William- 1
son bad heard of tbe failure of the Elberton I
laundry and as be always Is ever alert to bus- (
loess, he proceeded immediately to Elberton
to secure that business. He succeeded. Tbe ?
train that followed Mr. Williamson brought to
tbe Abbeville Laundry a basket containing
at least 600 pieces, with a prospect of ,
about six baskets a week to follow. ^ 1
\ ,s. '
ASSIGNMENTS OF DELEGATES.
Convention of the Daughters of the
Mrs. H. ?. Anderson?
Mrs. Bleckley, Anderson.
Mrs. Vandlver, Anderson.
Mrs. C. D. Brown?
MIsb Love, Rock Hill.
Mrs. C. C. Featbersione, Lanrens.
Mrs. Lelle Lagrone, Johnston,
MIsb Maggie BrooksMiss
Blanone Pod, St. Matthews.
Miss ClarksoD, Columbia.
Mrs. W. W. BradleyMrs.
Jane Covington Rast, Anderson.
Mrs. James Sullivan, Jr., ADderaon.
Mrs. W. A. Calvert?
Mrs. Jobn Breazeale, Anderson.
Mrs. Chapman, Anderson.
Mrs. Fred Cason?
Mrs. L. M. Alexander, Greenwood.
Mrs. P. B. Cheatham?
Mrs. A. M. Sharp, Anderson, DIxl?.
Mrs. Emma Sltton, Pendleton.
Mrs W. S. Cothran?
Miss Shannon, Camden.
Miss McDowall, Camden.
Mrs. R. E. CoxMrs.
W. O. Cromer, Abbeville.
Mrs. C. E. Parrott, Florence.
VIrs. J. C. Ellis?
Miss Load, Due West.
Miss Bessie Barron, Yorkvllle.
Mrs. E. B. GaryMrs.
S. B. \ull, Newbferry. f
Mrs. Burton, dewberry.
VIrs. M. C. Gary? >
Mrs. George Evans, Edgefield.
Mrs. C. C. Gambrell?
Mrs. Robert Wright. Newberry.
Mrs. F. 11. CllnfcsoaUs, Clemson.
Mrs. J. M. Harden ?
Mrs. Mary McMlcbael, Orangeburg.
Mrs. J alia K. Campbell, Cheater.
VIrs. J. A. Harris?
Miss Eibel Lake, Florence.
Miss Dessle Counts, Winthrop College.
Miss Emma Harris.
Mrs. Henry Williams.
VIrs. Frank HenryMrs.
Thomas Keltt, Clemsou College.
Mrs. C. M. Furman, Clemson College.
VIrs. Henry HillMrs
H. P. Lynch, Cheraw.
Mrs. Sam Bulst, Spartanbarg.
VIrs. Richard Hill?
Miss R. Dow, Aiken.
Miss A. Atkinson, Aiken.
Mrs. J. D. Kerr?
Miss Annie Graham, Sumter.
VIrs. J. C. Lyon?
MUs Eubank Taylor, Anderson, Palmetto
Miss Harper, St. George.
VIrs. John Lyon?
Mrs. L. M. McWblrter, Jonesvllle.
Mrs. W. 0. Southard, Jonesvlll&
His* Kate Marshall? ,
Mrs. Bouham, Anderson.
Miss Eliza Mabry?
Miss Mary Holllday, Winthrop Oolleke.
Ml be Jennie Lee Craig, Winthrop College.
VIrs. L. T. Miller?
Miss Emily Graham, Chester,
Miss Maggie Holly, Chester.
VIrs. J. A. NorwoodMrs.
W. B. Burney, Columbia.
Hrs. F. G. Nlckles?
Mrs. Brooks, Green wo Dd.
VIrs. M. C. Owrns and Mrs. P. B. SpeedMrs.
Charles Petty, Spartanborg.
Mrs. Rufus Fant, Anderson.
Miss Mary Ellison, Wlnnsboro.
Ml88 Laura Gerry, Wlnnsboro.
VIIss Mary L. RobertsonMiss
W. H Fowler, Yorkvllle.
Mrs. M. J. Perry, Lancaster.
TLIOO 1UH1U10 JU. OUM bu
Miss Mary Poppenbelm, Charleston. Mrt>.
Hugh Buist, Greenville,
Mrs. L. White, Spartanburg.
Mrs. E. C. Grabam, Greenville.
Urs.J.C.Thomton and Mrn.Luoy C.Thomson?
Mrs. Ltgoo, Orangeburg,
Miss Marlon Salley, Orangeburg.
IIrs. H. M. WlldonMiss
Delia Bower*. Prosperity.
Miss LUlle May Russell, Prosperity.
lire. Dick WUpod?
Miss Cbloe Mlobolson, Ridge Spring.
Miss Pearl Noble, Ridge 8prlng.
kirs. J. M. Wllkerson?
Mrs. Maulden, Pickens.
Mrs. J. G. Lang, Chesterfield.
tfrs. W.C. Sberard and Mrs. E. R.ThomsonMrs.
T. A, Preber, St. Matthews.
Mrs. G. A. Merrett.St. Matthews.
kfra. Dr. Neuffer?
Mrs. Caothen, Lancaster.
Mrs. L. U. Wannamaker. Orangeburg.
VIrB. Wyatt Aiken?
Mrs. Hugb Aiken, Laurens.
Urs. Lambert Caldwell?
Miss Agnes Erckman, Klngstree.
Sirs. J. H McDlll?
Mrs. Harth, Columbia.
\lrs. W. D. Barksdale?
Mrs P. A. McDavld, Greenville.
Mrs. Dr. Hill, 8r?
Mrs. Lewis Moore, Greenwood.
Mrs. Cannon, Georgetown.
yf rs. W. P. Greene?
Mrs Edward Pauline, Orangeburg.
Mrs. T. F. Brantley, Orangeburg.
yirs. C. A. Mlltord?
MIsb McCaugbiin. Newberry.
Mrs. Carwlle, Newberry.
Mrs T. G. WbiteMrs.
Moultrie Bratton, Yorkvllle.
Mrs. L. W. White?
MIks Bessie Simpson. Anderson.
Mrs. A. T. Smythe, Charleston. Miss
8. A. Smythe, Charleston.
Nina Solomon, Sumter.
MUr Grace SmithMr*.
J. W. Falson, Pre?. N. C. Dlv. U. D.C,
Mi b. Jutnes Conner, Charleston.
Mrs V. D. LeeMrs.
Amelia Pride Beckham, Rock Hill.
Mrs. Georgia Congaon, Georgetown.
Mrs. Mary Perrln?
Mrs. Geradeau, Columbia.
Mrs. S. Reld Stoney, Columbia.
MIbb Marie Craig, Lancaster.
Miss Kebecoa Craig, Blackstock.
Mrs. J. F. Miller?
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter, Prosperity. f
Mrs. L. M. Gaeque, Marlon. A
Mrp. 8. G. Thomson? T
Mrs. R. B. Harrison. Johnston. *
Mr*. C. A. Halgler?
Mrs. Dr. Young, Clinton.
Mrt>. Sbauda, Clinton.
Mrs. Dr. D!ck?on?
Mrs. A. M. SmithMrs.
F. M. Fair, Union.
Mrs. V. E. DePass, Union. ?
Mrs. John Davis, Clinton.
Magazines make nice Christ- <
mas presents. We make a 4
specialty of subscriptions to
all magazines and at CUT
RATES. Lower than the
publishers will give you. \
Dargan's 5 & 10c Store. ^
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D. A. DEWEY
... SHAVING PtlLORS...
THIS enterprising young man is
doing a flrstclass business. His
jariors are at the same old stand?the
>ld postofflce. His prices are right and
ie is getting the business.
Sliaving - lO cts.
Hair Cut 25 cts.
Mr. Dewey is assisted by Mr. Waler
McCord. These two gentlemen
nake a splendid team and can turn
>ut work most satisfactory in price,
ind unsurpassed in execution.
Headquarters for Combs, Hair and Tooth
Iruebee at Mlllord'a Drug Store. _
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J iT . . ' .
Little Girls Drawing Contest
Will Close on Saturday,
1 ' \
All papers?with drawings and essays complete?
mast be in our hands not later tban 12 o'clock on
Saturday, December 5th. '
A " Back's " Junior Range free?to the little girl
of fourteen or under?who can draw the best reproduction
of the " Buck's" trade-mark here
Has your little girl entered ? If not, bring her to
our store to-day?register her name?and get a
booklpit whirh falla All Ahnnt th? nnnt^at
GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT,. NOVEMBER 25th.
"WAS SHE TO BLAME"
A dramatization of Bertha M. Clay's beautiful story "A
. Bitter Atonement." A com plete Stage Production?
special scenery?competent cast.
i If there is any humor in your make-up you will laugh 'till you
cry. If your heart has a tender spot this will reach it.
SEATS ON SALE AT MILFORD'S DRUG STORE.
PRICES - - 25, 50 and 75c.
WE WILL CONTINUE OUR GREAT
SALE FOR 10 DAYS LONGER
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
m m 9 i ^ ' n a * i n a i i ?n ^ j
we maiiK xnepeople01 ADoevme uouni
or their patronage and hope to have th
Measure of seeing you again at our store.
We have plenty of fine goods yet.
Yours for business,
OUR. STOCK OP
Shoes, Hats, Caps, Dry Good
Hardware and Groceries
s lull to overflowing. We want you to he!
is unload. Come at once. Thanksgiving an
Christmas are most here and we want to hel
tou get reaay to celebrate.
Amos B, Morse.
Had a Close Call.
If 11 I tub ^OIIOU Mrs. Ada L. Croom, the wid?
T?" ^ ? T. ? known proprietor of the Croom Hot
AND CURE THE LUNGS Vaughn. Mfes., pays: "For sevei
=============r==^= months I suffered with a severe coug
mmm 9 and consumption eeemed to have
with HP If Itftitf H grip on me, when a friend recoj
Ill m?R 9 mended Di. King's New Discovei
a - I began taking it, and three bottles
fMAUf RllCftiAlf AFlf fected a complete cure." The fame
HOW UldlrUVOI V tllis life saving cough and cold rei
DDTrrnT edy. and lung and throat healer
FOR ^^OUCHS Kte 4 ?.oo. world wide. Bold at Speed's dr
\^OLD3 Trial Bottle Free store. 50c. and $100. Trial boti
AMD ALL THROAT AND LUHfi TROUBLES. free.
GUARANTEED SATISFACTORY ??^
OB XOHSY REFUNDED. Where did yon get that nice extrmot? W
Mllford'8 of ooane.
| As you sit by the fire and
I your corns burn and ache,
as they will do this sort of
weather, what would you
not give for a good Comsheller
? one that would
shell corns ? Our
Japanese Corn Cure
is the best Corn-sheHer we
know. We make it ourI
selves and we know what
it will do. Each bottle
has a good fiat bottom and
a camel's hair brush inserted
in the stopper so
that you can't lose it and
it is right there when you
Remember we guarantee
Japanese Corn Cure to
shell corns, and that th*
Only 15 Cts.
McMurray Drug Co.
Ambitions young men and lad 1m should
' learn telegraphy; tor, since the new 8-hour
law became effective there la a shortage of
many thousand telegraphers. Position* pay
from 960 to 170 a month to beginner*. The
National Telegraph Institute, of Columbia, 8.
C., and five other cities la operated under supervision
of B, B. officials and all atudenta
are plaeed when qualified. Write them tor
f The State of South Carolina.
COUNTY OK ABBEVILLE.
_ PBOBATX COURT.
In the matter of the Estate of 8. W. Botherland,
Notice to Debtors and Creditors. i
Alt persons Indebted to said estate must
settle without delay, and tbose holding
claims against the estate must present tbem
properly attested to
T> C. Sutherland.
Land tor Sale.
I offer 88 acres of good and well Improved
land for sale. 50 aeree more or lesa in cultivation,
balance in good cedar and woodlafad.
One four room dwelling with comparatively
good onthouaes. well watered and only one
mile from the city of Dae West. Apply to
Due West, 8. C.
lTfip?H A once.
All parties are Hereby warned not to tree*
pui od any of oar lands (tenth townablp) for
any purpoae whatever. Tha law will be enforced
against ail persona disregarding tbla
notice. J. H. Link,
> ^Joseph J. Link,
James J. Link.
10 cans sansage Jast reoelved for Tbanke"
We offer yon pare pork sansage, doable
groand, in 12 ponnd cans at 91.66 per can. spot
oasb at tbe store. No charging and no delivery,
,Fresb raisins and citron for fruit eake.
Evaporated apples and son dried peaches at
10c per poand.
We have a few cans of nice crab at 18c and
206 per can.
Big homtny Is now In season and we have a
Lookout for that same good Tennessee
sansage. It Is spot cash and no delivery this
season, 11.65 a can.
We are expecting a shipment of pnra buck.
wheat flonr every day. >
We have a Hue stock of Northern apple* at
43 oents a peck.
Barley and 176 are out, bat we atlll have
wheat and clover aeed.
Marbles, balls and top* for the boy*
Tbe beet bine graaa and lawn gra*a mixture
Tbla la good weatber to bay wood and cokl.
We bate a good anpply of both.
You abould try ooke In yoar beating stove*.
It make* a aplendld fir* and doea not choke
tbe pipe wltb *oot.
A splendid line of grate* at reaaonable
prloes, shovels, pokers and tonga.
Get a wire fender to protect your bouse*
yand children from fire.
[0 McM?rray'e Locals,
Bot chocolate with lota of rioh cream at MoMurray*.
Strengthening and invigorating Is McMnrray's
beef tea. Try It.
Get your Azurea sachet from McMnrray.
Just reoeived a new lot of Williams Carnation
Talcum In the blnged box atMoMurray's
McMurray sella four cake* ot Jersey Cream
soap for 00 oenls and glvea yon a handsome
? nickeled soap case free.
~~ Hot drink* for oold day* at McMurray'*.
? W.D. Barksdale against N.M. Benson.
Calvert & Niekles against same.
L. W. White against same.?Execu
By virtue of executions to me directed,
in tbe above stated cases, I will
sell to the highest bidder, at public
P auction, within the legal houn of sale,
dat Abbeville, on SALEDAY, the 7th
day of December, A. D. 1908, all the
P right, title and interest of N. M. Benson
in tbe following described proper*
ty, to wit: All that tract or parcel of
land in Abbeville County State of
8outh Carolina, containing THREE
HUNDRED and^ EIGHTY-SEVEN
(387) ACRES, more or less, made up of
three tracts, known as Sheep Walk,
= Zigzag, and Muttonham, and bounded
by lands of B. J. Benson, Onie Ro
C3...U /I /IIUU.^1^. A
geiD, oainu v. nutuuujr
>jv Crawford and others, same beiog Es'r
tate lands of M. E. Benson, deceased.
. j Levied on and to be sold as the prop*
ru erty of N. M. Benson to satisfy the
aforesaid Execution and costs.
m. Terms?Cash. Purchaser to pay for
J/ s C. J. LYON,
nf Sheriff Abbeville County.
Nov. 16th, 1908.
If yon suffer from oonstlpatlon and liver
u? trouble Foley'? Orlno Laxative will cure you
tie permanently by stimulating the digestive organs
so they will act naturally. Foley's
Orlno Laxative does not gripe, la pleasant to
take and you do not have to take laxatives
continually after taxing Orlno. Why con- .
tlnus to b? tbe slave of pills and tablets. C. ^
A. Mll/ord A Ca
' ; . " . \ - V r- v.. y
A TOUCH. |
A Briar coal, and with its glow
It toachad another coal, whan, lo?
The dark form Into radiance grow, 1
And light and cheer beamed forth caMk
A loving heart, and with ita lore
It touched another heart, which itww
With advene wares on troubled aea, 5
Whan oara were plying heavily,
And, lo, through rifted cloud* Hope rmHsC
And Lore tha wearineaa beguiled.
That living coal be mln* to glow,
That living heart be mine to ahow,
While earth has sorrowing hearts that wait t
Tha opening of Bedemption'a gate. i
HOTEL KEYS, , % t
fker Are Carried Off by Omeats Who '
Forget te Give Them tp.\ ?
"Oar kej fitter is one of the most impor- I
tant men an oar stiff." slid the manaser l?
of a large New Orleans hotel. "He is
kept basj every day of the year, and
sometimes he is so rushed with Writ that
he has to call la an assistant.v It Is no
exaggeration to say that he averages
from 25 to 80 keys a day."
"Bat I would suppose," remarked a
listener, "that even a big hotel would acquire
a sufficiency of keys in. the course
"So it does," replied the manager, "If
the. public would only let it keep 'em; but
it "Won't. It would astonish anybody not
In the business to know how many guests
walk off with their room keys when they
leave the house. When the average man
gets ready to depart, he packs his valise,
locks his door and then goes direct to Jhe
cashier's wicket to settle his bill. When
that formality is attended to, he is generally
in a rush to get to the depot and Is
quite apt to forget that he has omitted
to return his key at the clerk's desk.
That, at any rate, Is the way I account
for so much absentmindedness on the
subject. The clerk doesn't discover thst
the key is gone until the chambermaid
applies tor it to clean up the room, which
Is probably an hour or two after the
guest1 has taken his departure. Then
nothing remains but to call in the key
fitter and tell him to prepare a duplicatf
as quickly asiie can.
"Formerly the hotels tried to guard
against this innocent kleptomania," the
manager went on, "by having their keys
made very large and cumbersome and
attaching them to enormous metal tags,
the idea being to render it impossible to
put them in one's pocket To that end
they were probably a success, but they
wtre such an unmitigated nuisance other
wise, and guests complained jso bitterly
at the annoyance of handling them, that
they were generally discarded.' Yon will
still find the plan popular In th? country,
however, and in small house* that hare
qo locksmiths on the premise^ and only
a weak or so ago I dropped into a quafnt
little establishment where the keys were
attached to brass diska folly aa large as
dessert plates and serrated at the edge
Uke circular saws.
"At present most of the big hotels an
a modest metal check, stamped with their |
address and a request to forward through
the mails if accidentally carried ^ff. AH
that is necessary is to attach a 3 cent
stamp to the tag and drop the key in the
ifcarest letter box. Incidentally I may I
my that about one man in 50 takes the <
trouble. But, aside from the room keys (
carried away by guests, a vast number of .
all kinda disappear through the mysterious
channels to oblivion that exist In all
large hotels. They vanish, and that's
the end of it?keys to furniture, wardrobe '
keys, closet keys, bathroonrkeys, keys to 1
the help's lockers, padlock keys from ^the i
outside storerooms, big coal bunker keys, j
gate keys add keys of erery imaginable ,
size, shape and style. They are continually
missing and have to be replaced. .
If a lost key turns up later, the duplicate 1
is carefully ticketed and laid away in a 1
drawer set aside for that purpose. But <
they seldom turn up."" They have gone to |
the limbo of lost pins, last season's birds' 1
nests and the snows of yesteryear."-*
New Orleans limes-Democrat. ,
Bat All Tom Cu, Bfotkert 1
An old man whose hair and beard wen;
eat in a chaste, rural design appeared in 1
one of the table d'hote restaurants the I
other day. He had his wife with hhn. (
Th&t was more than the old lady could <
ay of her hearing. She was almost stone ^
deaf, which gave everybody a'chance to j
find out what splendid longs her husband .
The meal was luncheon. , The price ]
which the old man was asked after he
had ordered two meals waa 75 cents. 1
' "Seventy-fire cents!" be exclaimed. (
"You don't mean apiece?" 1
He thought It over a minute or two.
Then he looked at his wife as if considering
whether he should try to get the ]
dreaded news past the old lady's tym- 1
vntinm 1u> MT? It on. Bnt he I 1
did what he could. When the first course 11
came on, he leaned over and shouted in
"Eat all joo can, mother! Ill tell 70a
why after, awhilel"?New York Sun.
del HI* Tlyi Direct.
One of the shrewdest serving men whq
has come to light lately Is a waiter In the
employ of Whittaker Wright; a London
millionaire and director of the London
and Globe/ Finance corporation. Mr.
Wright not long ago discovered that the
waiter was practically running*4 syndicate
on the strength of remarks relating
to the mining transactions the millionaire
let fall at home. From the day that Mr.
Wright discovered it that syndicate began
to experience a series of misfortunes,
and from that hour forth the face of the
domestic, formerly so bright, became
more and more careworn. The oftimate
fate of the syndicate was what might
have been expected.?M. A. P.
A Cola Collector.
Mrs. Good art?You seem to have some
education. Perhaps you were once a
HoWard Hasher?Lady, I'm a numismatist
Mrs. Goodart?A numismatist?
Howard Hasher?Yes, lady, A collector .
of rare coins. Any old cdn is rare to me.
ltakle laeks. 1
Customer (heeitatingly>?I suppose?er <
?Ton have some?er?suitable books for \
a man?er?about to be married? (
Bookseller?Certainly, sir. Here, John, <
how this gentleman some of oar account
books?largest si**?London Tit-Bits.
Land cultivated by irrigation is morq *
productive than land where rainfall mois- 1
tore alone la sufficient to mature the <
An average sheep yields 81 pounds of .
mnX, 48 pounds ef fat and 18 pounds of
kite and weoL . '
Have yon ms that Holiday Hoe at Milords?
It aarpasaes anything ever abown In o
Goto Mllford'a for anything yon wsnt;in 81
Drug Book*, Stationery. Glaoa, Paint, Oils,
/arnlshes, Holiday Good* and Toilet Artlilea.
We carry tbe largest stock In the Slate
vltb price# right.
Promptness Is onr watcb word. Phone ns tl
ronr order*, we will do the rest to your tallaaotloo.
Phone 107. Mllford's Drag Store, bi
OniiUr'i flinrfr !>? fruh it Mllfftrd'a
)rng' Store. ' C
Bend us your prescriptions: we have ? man
rbo doea nothing elseibnt All prescriptions, n
;all for Dr. Power. MUford's Drag Store. b
Don't fall to see our line of Xmas goods,
rbey bava nayer been ?o pretty aa tbla yersr.
MllfOrd'i Drug Store. r,
JOOD EOADS BY RAIL
'RAINLOAD OF EXPERTS ON EDUCATIONAL
Ikiid Trail That Has Been Sent Omt
by the national Aaaoclatiom?B??tk
to B? Taogkt to Bllli HickwK7?
A train of twelve cars, known as
he "Good Roads Special," left Waahogton
on the .lines of the Southern
allway early In November to stop at
en or twelve of the chief cities reached
'" * **?? 4n ftKoro n t* ''V ;
7 OJf OICUI <UiU OJU AAA -q
;ood roads associations and at the
iame time give a practical illustration 1
if modern roadmaklng. The tour .will
ind Jan. L
The train carried a full equipment
if roadmaklng machinery and a party
if eighteen persons, all skilled In tha
nanufacture of good dirt and macadim
roads. It is the third such train
o be organized through the efforts of VI
he National Good Roads association*
ine having been sent along the route
it the Illinois Central from April to
July and a second having traversed the
Ustrlct between Chicago and Buffalo i.
ilong the routes of the Lake Shore
oute and the New York Central. Bv*- :'
rywhere the meetings have been wide* "fl
y attended and have produced per*
nanent organizations determined to
letter the countfy roads of the sec- *
Mr. Martin Dodge, director of^the oflce
of public road Inquiries In the agri- j
cultural department, and M. O. ElIrldge,
his assistant, with Mr. W. EL
iloore, president erf the National Good vVsS
Etoads association, are in charge of the
'Good Roads SpeciaL" Under their dl- j
recti on fourteen road experts, Mr. R.
(7. Rlohardson, secretary of the national'
association, and several cSetUpt %
will undertake to organize In each of .,?
the cities visited a permanent good
roads association. To this end they
rill confer with the mayor and dty v"
sooncil of each city and tha officers of
,ta commercial organization*, arrange
XiOAD or "WBONG PLACE. , '
that a suitable hall shall he hired and
>btaln the use of tan or twelve team*,
ia many men and a sufficient supply. 'M
t? crushed stone to construct a length
it good road as a sample. ^ 'j$#
When the train arrives, the engineers j
will begin at once to build about a
mSe of dirt road with the teams, men ,
rod materials furnished by the local- j
Ity. They will then surface or macad-1 , " ?
un)ce as much of that road as their; ? . *
tfcsfe will permit Wbga the practla^- - - ' ^
baity of the movement has been thus :
manifested, the mayor and commercial j
organizations will unite in a call for a ^
public meeting to organize an assoda- ;
President Moore of the National
~ * ? ?I>A 1
btooa noaua BHHUCmuuu oaj a v* . ,
project: ' v
"The south can have good roads If It .
prill, and the soenep the citizens get together
and work along some well organised
and practical line these results ,
trill be reached the quicker. There is "
nothing that will do more to* Increase, j Jjj
the value of virgin lands and advance
this development of the rural districts i
than well constructed public roads.;
The Improvement of the road system 3j
rill have a wonderful effect upon stlm-; . . ?j
olatlng the settlement of people on.
[arms, and as these settlements are be-1
tng made so will the value of the land
"Wherever a city or town Is found I '
possessing well made roadways leadtng
therefrom you will find the busl- j
aess of that point Is In a prosperous
condition. Therefore the citizens of.
svery town In the south will be.pro- J
motlng their owl Interests tr tney givm
this movement their moral and if necessary
financial support 1
It is hoped that every state, county,
city and town officer will give this subject
of better roads serious consideration
and then take the matter in hand
Immediately and show his constituents '
that the movement for better roads
will receive his utmost consideration
rod utmost cooperation. 4
"It Is universally decided that good
roads are what we want In order to,
secure them we must pull together,
working systematically and on practical
lines. This grand tour, planned by ,
the Southern Railway company, Is a,
signal for action. If the states visit- 1
ed are not alive to this and do not avail
themselves of the opportunity to secure
information rendered by the good roads
* - -- - - - ?
special train, do owe wm ue ** mum
except the citizens of the states In
rhlcb the exhibits are made." |
Grades of Road*. '
The grade Is the most important Cac**1
tor to be considered in the location of
roads. The smoother the road surface
?e less the grade should be. Whether
lie road be constructed of earth, stom?
>r gravel, steep grades should always
>e avoided if possible. They become' covered
at times with coatings of ka:
>r slippery soil, making them very dlfflmlt
to ascend with loaded vehicles, as
well as dangerous to desrtnd. They 1
lIIow water to rush down at such a
ate as to wash great gaps alongside \
>r to carry the surfacing material
iway. As the grade Increases in steep*
xess either the load has to be dimfai.
shed in proportion or more horses ?t
>oww attached. i - ?
Hill-Mosley Electric Company. j 9
Install,Telephones, Dynamo", Motors, Gasline
Engines, Private Plants, and furnish
applies. If you need anything In this line.
3e them. i
McMurraj's LornlH. '
Bead our ad on corns and corn Bbellers In
bis paper. It will Interest you. i
Try Aznrea sachet for your Christmas
For grip and colds take Eureka Red Grip
apsnles. They cure. I
We sell more Eureka Laxative Cough Syrp
than any other brand. Why? They come
ack and ask for It. J
Japanese Corn Cure?a sore corn-sheller. V
Crepe and tisane paper for Christmas deoo-.
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