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CHAPTER XX ?Continued.
"Naw, I ain't neither," objected the
tnale member of the chain-gang, "I
done cut my woman with a razor
'cause I see her racking down the
street like a proud coon with another
gent, like what Sarah Jane's brother
telled me he done at the picnic."
The children played happily together
for half an hour, Billy and Lina com
manding, and the prisoners, entering
thoroughly into the spirit of the game,
according prompt obedience to their
bosses. At last the captives wearied
of their role and clamored for an ex
change of parts.
"All right," agreed Lina. "Get the
key, Billy, anq we 'II De tne cnam
Billy put his right hand In his pocket
but found no key there; he tried the
other pocket with the same success;
he felt in his blouse, he looked In his
cap, he Jumped up and down, he near
ly shook himself to pieces all without
avail; the key had disappeared as if
"I berlieve y' all done los' that
key," concluded ne.
"Maybe It dropped on the ground,"
They searched the yard over, but
the key was not to be found.
"Well, If that ain't Just like you,
Billy," cried Jimmy, "you all time per
posing to play chain-gang and you all
time lose the key."
Lina grew indignant.
"You proposed this yourself, Jimmy
Garner," she said; "we never would
have thought of playing chain-gang
but for you."
"It looks like we can't never do any
thing at all," moaned Frances,
"'thout grown folks 've got to know
"Yes, and laugh fit to pop theirselfs
^ open," said her fellow-prisoner. "I
can't never pass by Owen Qibbs and
' Len Hamner now 'thout they laugh
Just like idjets and grin Just like pole
"I ain't never hear tell of a pole-cat
grinnin'," corrected Billy, "he jes smell
worser 'n what a billy goat do."
"It is Chessy cats that grin," ex
"Look like folks would get 'em a lot
of pole-cats stead o' chillens always
hafto be wearing assfetty bags 'round
their nakes, so 's they can keep off
whooping cough," said Frances.
"You can't wear a pole-cat roun' yo'
nake," grinned Billy. ,
"And Len Hamner all time now ask
ing me," Jimmy continued, "when I'm
going to wear Sarah Jane's co'set to
Sunday school. Grown folks 'bout the
lunatickest things they is. Ain't you
going to unlock this chain, Billy?" he
"What I got to unlock It with?"
As Jimmy's father was taking the
crestfallen ?;haln-gang to the black
smith shop to have their fetters re
moved, they had to pass by the livery
table; an<} Sam Lamb, bent double
"Y* All SfVj?' Is do Outlandlshest Klda
With intoxicating mirth at their predic
"Lordee! Lordee! Y" all sho' is de
outlandlshest kids 'twixt de Bad Place
an'* de mocp."
A Transaction In Mumps.
"Don't come near me," screamed
Billy, sauntering slowly and deliberate
ly tows/d the dividing fence; "keep
way fom me; they's ketchin'."
Ji'omy was sitting on his front steps
and the proverbial red flag could not
have excited a bull to quicker action.
He hopped down the steps and ran
across his own yard toward Billy as
fast as his 6hort, fat legs could carry
"Git 'way f'om me; you 'II ketch 'em
If you teches me," warned Billy; "an*
you too little to have 'em," and he
waved an authoritative hand at the
other child. But Jimmy's curiosity was
aroused to the highest pitch. He
promptly Jumped the fence and gazed
at his chum with critical admiration.
"What's the matter,' ne mquireu,
Myou got the toothache?"
"Toothache!" was the scornful echo,
Brand Not in
Vrs. Newlywed Had Done Her Best,
but Black Coffee Was a Thing
After the honeymoon came the cozy
flat. Young Mr. Benedict was mighty
proud of his wife, even if 6he was
from the ccuntry. and eager to show
her to his cronies.
"Dulcinia, dear." he said one morn
ing, "I want to bring dear old Tom up !
tly & Britton Co.)
"well, I reckon not. Git back; don't
'An oln'f a!' 'nnncrh tn
yuu LtTLU CUI, J\J u UIU w v.
Billy's head was swathed in a huge,
white cloth; his usually lean little
cheeks were puffed out till he resem
bled a young hippopotamus, and his
pretty gray eyes were almost Invisible.
"You better git 'way f'om me an'
don't tech 'em, like I tells you," he re
iterated. "Aunt Minerva say you ain't
never had 'em an' she say fer me to
make you keep 'way f'om me 'cause
you ain't a oP chile like what I is."
"You ain't but six," retorted angry
Jimmy, "and I'll be six next mouth:
you all time trying to 'suade litle boys
to think you're 'boift a million years
old. You 'bout the funniest looking
kid they is."
Billy theatrically touched a distend
ed cheek. "These here is mumps," he
said impressively; "an' when you got
'em you can make grown folks do per
zactly what you want 'em to. Aunt
Minerva 's in the kitchen right now
makin' me 'laeses custard if I'll be
good an' Btay right In the house an*
don't come out here in the yard an'
don't give you the mumps. Course i
can't tech that custard now "cause I
done come out here an' it ain't honer
hio* hut Rhfi'9 makln' it 1es* the same.
You better git 'way fom me an' not
tech 'em; you too little to have 'em."
"Are they easy to ketch?" asked the
other little boy eagerly; "lemme Jest
tech 'em one time, Billy."
"Git 'way, I tell you," warned the
latter with a superior air. To Increase
Jimmy's envy he continued: "Grown
folks tries to see how nice they can be
to chlllens what's got the mumps. Aunt
Aynerva ain't been lmpedeqt to me to
day; she lemme do jest 'bout like I
please; it sho' is one time you can
make grown folks step lively." He
looked at Jimmy meditatively. "It sho'
is a plumb pity you ain't a ol' chile
like what I is an' can't have the
mumps. Don't you come anp closter to
me," he again warned, "you too little
to have 'em."
"I'll give you Ave peweea If ? you'll
lemme tecli 'em so's I can get "em,"
pleaded the younger boy.
Billy hesitated. "You mighty lit
tle?" he began.
"And my stoney," satd the other
"If you was a ol' boy," said Billy,
"It wouldn't make no dlfTunce; I don't
want to make yo' ma mad an' Aunt
Minerva say for me to keep 'way f'om
you any how, though I didn't make her
Jimmy grew angry.
"You're the stingiest Peter they la,
William Hill," he cried; "won't let no
body tech your old mups. My cousin
in Memphis 's got the measles; you
Just wait till I git 'em."
Billy eyed him critically.
"If you was ol?" he was beginning.
Jimmy thought he saw signs of his
"And I'll give you my china egg,
too," he quickly proposed.
"Well, jest one tech," agreed Billy;
i 'Twlxt de Bad Place an' de Moon."
"an' I ain't a-goin' to be 'sponsible
neither," and be poked out a swollen
jaw for Jimmy to touch.
Ikey Rosensteln at this moment was
spied by the two little boys as he was
walking jauntily by the gate.
"You better keep 'way fom here,
Goose-Grease," Jimmy yelled at him;
"you better get on the other side the
street. Hilly here 's got the mumps
an' he lemme tech 'em so's I can get
em, so's my papa and mama '11 lemme
do Just perzactly like I want to; but
you're a Jew and Jews ain't got no
business to have the mumps, so you
better get 'way. I paid Billy 'bout a
million dollars' worth to lemme tech
his mumps," he said proudly. "Get
way; you can l uave eiu.
Ikey had promptly stopped at the
"What'll,you take, Billy, to lemme
get 'era?" he asked, his commercial
spirit at once aroused. .
"What'll you gimme?" asked he of
the salable commodity, with an eye to
Ikey pulled out a piece of twine and
a blue glass bead from his pocket and
offered them to the child with the
mumps. These received a contemptu
i the Market
for dinner and good old Dick and nice
old Harry. Want 'em to see you and
taste your cookery. I've told them all
about your dishes. There's just one
special thing I don't want you to for
get. It's the black coffee to wind up
with. Tom's particularly fond of
good black coffee, and for that matter
so am I."
Promptly at 6 came M.r. Benedict
and cronies Aree. Mr. B. showed hlB
"You can do perzactly Ifke you
please when you got the mumps," in
sinuated Jimmy, who had seemingly
allied himself with Billy as a partner
in business; "grown folks bound to do
what little boys want 'em to when you
got the mumps."
Ikey increased his bid by the stub
of a lead pencil, but it was not until he
had parted with his most cherished
pocket possessions that he was at last
allowed to place a gentle finger on the
Two little girls with their baby-bug
gies were seen approaching.
"G" 'way from here, Frances, you and
Lina," howled Jimmy. "Don't you come
In here; me and Billy "s got the mumps
and you-all 'r* little girls and ought
n' to have 'em. Don't you come near
us; they 're ketching."
The two little girls immediately
opened the gate, crossed the yard, and
stood in front of Billy. They inspected
him with admiration; he bore their
cnucBi aui vt;j wiiu um.uui.v.??
and indifference, as befitted one who
had attained sueh prominence. ,
"Don't tech 'em," he commanded,
waving them off as he leaned grace
fully against the fence.
"I teched 'em,' boasted the younger
boy. "What'll you all give us If we
*11 let you put your finger on "em?"
"I ain't a-goin' to charge little girls
nothin'" said the gallant Billy, as he
proffered his swollen Jowl to each in
A little darkey riding a big black
"Me and Billy's Go
horse was galloping by; Jimmy hailed
and baited him.
"You better go fast," he shrieked.
"Me and Billy and Frances and Llna's
got the mumps and you ain't got no
business to have 'em 'cause you 're a
nigger, and you better take your horse
to the lib'ry stable 'cause he might
ketch 'em, too."
The negro boy dismounted and
hitched the horse to the fence. "I
gotter little tarrapim?" he began In
And thus It came to pass that there
was an epidemic of mumps In the lit
tle town of Covington, and William
Green Hill grew rich In marbles, In
tops, In strings, In toads, In chewing
gum, and In many other things which
comprise the pocket treasures of little
The Infant Mind Shoots.
Miss Minerva had bought a book for
Billy entitled "Stories of Great and
Good Men," which she frequently read
to him for his education and Improve
ment. These stories related the prin
cipal events in the lives of the heroes
but never mentioned any names, al
ways asking at the end, "Can you tell
me who this man was?' V
Her nephew heard the stories so
often that he had some expression or
incident by which he could identify
each, without paying much attention
while she was reading.
He and his aunt had just settled
themselves on the porch for a reading.
Jimmy was on his own porch cutting
up funny capers, and making faces for
the other child's amusement.
"Lemme go over to Jimmy's, Aunt
Minerva," pleaded her nephew, "an"
you can read to me tonight. I'd a
heap ruther not hear you read right
now. It '11 make my belly ache."
Miss Minerva looked at him severe
"William," she enjoined, "don't you
want to be a smart man when you
"Yes, lm," he replied, without much
enthusiasm. "Well, jes' lemme ask
Jimmy to come over here an' set on
the other sider you whils' you read. He
ain't never hear 'bout them tales, an'
I s'pec' he'd like to come."
"Very well," replied his flattered and
gratified relative, "call him over."
Billy went to the fence, where he
signaled Jimmy to meet him.
"Aunt Minerva say you come over
an' listen to her read some er the pret
ties' tales you ever hear," he said, an
if conferring a great favor.
"Naw, sirree-bob!" was the impolite
response across the fence, "them 'bout
the measliest tales they is. IH come
if sbe '11 read my Uncle Remus boob."
"Please come on," begged Billy, drop
ping the patronizing manner that he
had assumed, in hope of inducing his
chum to share his martyrdom. "You
know Aunt Minerva 'd die in her
tracks 'fore she 'd read Uncle Remus.
You '11 like these-here tales 'nother
sight better anyway. I *11 give you
my stoney if you'll come."
"Naw; you ain't going to get me In
no such box as that. If she 'd Just
read seven or eight hours I would n't
mind; but she 111 get you where she
wants you and read 'bout a million
hours. I know Miss Minerva."
Billy's aunt was growing impatient.
guests into the parlor, while he made
hasty tracks for the gas range neigh
borhood and kissed the cook again,
"Well, how about everything, little
woman. Got all the stuff together?"
"Ye?yes, dear," replied small Mrs.
B. with just a shade of reservation In
her voice. "I've got the crown of chops
and the peas and a salad?oh, a beeee
autiful salad?and I've baked some
little biscuits! There's only one thing
I simply couldn't get (I do hope you
aren't too disaDDolnted). for I went
"Come, William," she called. "I am
waiting for you."
Jimmy went back to his own porch
and the other boy joined Ms kinswo
"Why wouldn't Jimmy come?" she
"He?he ain't feeling very well,"
was the considerate rejoinder.
"Once there was a little boy who
was born in Virginia?" began Miss
"Born in a manger," repeated the
inattentive little boy to himself, "1
knows who that was." So, this impor
tant question settled in his mind, he
gave himself up to the full enjoyment
of his chum and to the giving and re
ceiving Secret signttiB, iue pieusuie u>
which was decidedly enhanced by the
fear of Imminent detection.
"Father, I cannot tell a lie, I did It
with my little hatchet?" read the
thin, monotonous voice at his elbow.
Billy laughed aloud?at that minute
Jimmy was standing on his head wav
ing two chubby feet In the air.
"William," said his aunt reprovingly,
peering at him over her spectacles, "I
don't see anything to laugh at,"?and
she did not, but then she was in ignor
ance of the little conspiracy.
"He was a good and dutiful son and
he studied his lessons so well that
when he was only seventeen years old
he was employed to survey vast tracts
of land in Virginia?"
Miss Minerva emphasized every
word, hoping thus to impress her
nephew. But'he was so busy keeping
one eye on her and one on the little
boy on the other porch, that he did not
have time to use his ears at all and so
did not hear one word.
"Leaving his camp fires burning to
deceive the enemy, he stole around by
a circuitous route, fell upon the Brit
ish and captured?"
Billy held up his hands to catch a
ball which Jimmy made believe to
Miss Minerva still read on, uhcon
sclous of her nephew's inattention:
"The suffering at Valley Forge had
been Intense during the winter?"
Billy made a pretense behind his
aunt's upright back of throwing a ball
while the other cnna neia up two iai ^
lUtle hands to receive It. Again he
laughed aloud as Jimmy spat on his ^
hands and ground the imaginary ball T
into his hip.
She looked at him sternly over her
"What cqakea you so silly?" she in
quired, add without waiting for a reply
went on with her rea^'ng; she was
nearlng the close now and she read
carefully and deliberately.
"And he was chosen the first presi
dent of the United States?"
Billy put his hands to his ears and
wriggled his fingers at Jimmy, who
promptly returned the compliment.
"He had no children of his own, so
he is called the Father of his Coun
Miss Minerva closed the book,
turned to the little boy at her side,
"Who was this great and good man,
"Jesus," was his ready answer, In an
appropriately solemn little voice.
"Why, William Green Hill!" she ex
claimed in disgust. "What are you
thinking of? I don't believe you heard
one word that I read."
Billy was puzzled; he was sure she
had said "Born in a manger." "I djdn't
hear her say nothln' 'bout bulrushes,"
he thought, "bo 't ain't Moses; she
didn't say 'log cabin,' bo 't ain't Ab'a
ham Lincoln; she didn't say 'Thirty
cents look down upon you,' so 't ain't
Napolyon. I sho' wish I'd paid 'ten
"JeBus!" his aunt was saying, "born
in Virginia and first president of the
"George WaBhln'ton, I aimed to
say," triumphantly screamed the little
boy, who had received his cue.
A Flaw In the Title.
"Come on over!" invited Jimmy.
"All right; I believe I will," respond
ed Billy, running to the fence. His
aunt's peremptory voice arrested his
"William, come here!" she called
from the porch. d
He reluctantly retraced his steps. s'
"I am going back to the kitchen to J
bake a cake and I want you to prom- e
Ise me not to leave the yard." - s
"Lemme jes' go over to Jimmy's a
little while," he begged. tl
"No; you and Jimmy can not be k
trusted together; you are sure to get
into mischief, and his mother and I e
have decided to keep the fence be- a
tween you for a while. Now, promise
me that you will stay right in mv ]
to every store in the neighborhood
It's black coffee, deur. I hunted and
hunted, truly. Not a single shop has
anything but brown!"
Exercise in its general significance
is a glorious thing. It is not, how
ever, anything much in its purely
physical sense. Thus, a person with
large muscles and not very big wits
is of almost no value to society,
whereas a person who has exercised
both is often indlsnensable. Exercises
Billy sullenly gave her the promise
id she went back to her baking.
"That 's always the way now," he
lid, meeting his little neighbor at the
;nce, "ever since Aunt Minerva got
ito this-here promisin' business, I
Dn' have no freedom 't all. It 's 'Wil
am, promise me this,' an' It 's 'Wil
am, don't ferget yo' promise now,'
(11 I 's Jes' plumb sick 'n tired of It.
he know I ain't goin' back on my
ord an' she Jes' nachelly gits the
antage of me; she 'bout the hardest
man to manage I ever seen sence
"I can nearly all time make my
lama do anything 'most if I Jus'
eep on trying and keep on a-begging,"
ragged the other boy; "I Just say
lay I, mama?' aiid she '11 all time
ly, 'No, go 'way from me and lemme
one,' and I Just keep on, 'May I
lama? May I, mama? May I, mama?'
ad toreckly she '11 say, 'Yes, go on
ad lemme read in peace.' "
"Aunt Minerva won't give in much,"
lid Billy. "When she say 'No, Wil
am,' 't ain't no use't all to beg her;
ou Jest wastln' yo' breath. When she
ut her foot down It got to go just like
tie say; she sho' do like to have her
wn way better 'n any 'oman I ever
"She 'bout the manirishest woman
ley Is," agreed Jimmy. "She got
ou under her thumb, Billy. I don'
se what womans 're made fo' If you
an't beg 'em into things. I would n't
it no old spunky Miss Minerva get
ie best of me that 'way. Come on,
"Naw, I can't come," was the
loomy reply; "if she 'd jest tol' me
ot to, I couldn'er went, but she made
ie promise, an' I ain't never goin'
ack on my word. You come over to
"I can't," came the answer across
ie fence; "I "m earning me a baseball
task. I done already earnt me a mitt,
[v mama don't never make me prom
ie her nothing, she just pays me to
e good. That Tj buccome I 'm 'bout
> get 'ligion and go to the mourner's
ench. She 's gone up town now and
' I don't go outside the yard while
he 's gone, she 's going to gimme a
asebail mask. You got a ball what
ou bringed from the plantation, and
'11 have a bat and mitt and mask
ad we can play ball some. Come on
ver Just a little while; you ain't earn
lg you nothing like what I'm do
"Naw; I promis' her not to an' I
In't ever goin' to break my promise."
"Well, then, Mr. Promiser," said
immy, "go get your ball and we'll
i'ow 'cross the fence. I can't find
Billy kept his few toys and play
lings in a closet, which was full of
Id plunder. As he reached for his
all something fell at his feet from a
helf above. He picked it up, and ran
xcitedly into the yard.
"Look, Jimmy," he yelled, "here's a
asebail mask I found in the closet"
Jimmy, forgetful of the fact that he
ras to be paid for staying at home,
nmedlately rolled over the fence and
in eagerly toward his friend. They
samined the article in question with
"It looks perzactly like a mask,"
nnounced Jimmy after a thorough in
pection, "and yet it don't" He tried
, on. "It don't seem to fit your face
ight," he said.
Sarah Jane was bearing down upon
lem. "Come back home dis minute,
Immy!" she shrieked, "want to ketch
sme mo' contagwous 'seases, don't
A Black Little Negro Went
uh? What dat y' all got now?" As ]
he drew nearer a smile of recognition
nd appreciation overspread her Dig
ood.-natured face. Then Bhe burst
lto a loud, derisive laugh. "What y*
11 gwine to do wid Miss Minerva's old
ustle?" she inquired. "Y* all sho' am
e contaritest chiliens in dis here cop
"Bustle?" echoed Billy. "What 's a
"Dat-ar 's a bustle?dat 's what's a
ustle. Ladies useto wear 'em 'cause
ey so stylish to make they dresses
Lick out in the back. Come on home,
Immy, 'fore yuh ketch de yaller jandis
r de epizootics; yo' ma tol' yuh to
tay right at home."
"Well, I'm coming, ain't I?" scowled
le little boy. "Mama need n't to
now nothing 'thout you tell."
"Would you take yo' mama's pres
nt now, Jimmy?" asked Billy; "you
ln't earnt it.
"Would n't you?" asked Jimmy,
"Naw, I would n't, 'thout I tol' her."
or the wits are very difficult There
3 nothing to do 100 times, or 50 times,
t is not something to which ono can
ive 20 minutes the first thing in the
lorning and then go the rest of the
ay. Socrates, who was the Sandow
f mental exercise, kept his pupils at
: pretty much of the time. There Is
ne phase of it which is especially
ard. This is the exercise of one's
Ights. Unexercised rights are much
orse than unexercised muscles,
'lius, after voting, we are ordinarily
lentally stiff and sore for several
? r-- ; >
"Well, I '11 tell her I Just corned "
over a minute to Bee 'bout MIbs Mi
nerva's bustle," be agreed as be again
tumbled over the fence.
A little negro boy, followed by *
tiny, white dog, was passing by Miss '
Billy promptly flew to the gate and
hailed him. Jimmy, looking around to
see that Sarah Jane had gone back to
the kitchen, as promptly rolled over
the fence and joined him. |
"Lemme see yo' dog," said the for
"Ain't he cute?" said the latter.
The little darkey picked up the dog
and passed It across the gate.
"I wish he was mine," said the
smaller child, as he took the soft, fluffy
little ball in his arms; "what '11 you
kike for him?" ?
The negro boy had never Been the
dog before, but he immediately accept
ed tbe ownership thrust upon him and 1
answered, without hesitation, "111 take (
a dollar for her."
"I ain't got but a nickel. Billy, ain't '
you got 'nough money to put with my
nickel to make a dollar?" 1
"Naw; I ain't got a red cent." i
"I 11 tell you what we'll do," sug^ ,
gested Jimmy; "we'll trade you a base
ball mask for him. My mama's going
to gimme a new mask 'cause I all
time stay at home, so we'll trade you
our old one. Go get it, Billy."
Thus commanded Billy ran and
picked up tbe btistle where it lay neg
lected on the 'grass, and handed it to
the quael-owner or tbe puppy, me aeai
was promptly closed and a black little
negro went grinning down the street
with Miss Minerva's ancient bustle
tied across his face, leaving behind
him a curly-haired dog. '
"Ain't he sweet?" said Jimmy, hug
ging the fluffy white ball close to his
breast, "we %ot to name him, Billy."
"Le's name her Peruny PearMne,"
was the suggestion of the other joint
"He ain't going to be name' nothing
at all like that," declared Jimmy; "you
all time got to name our ' dogs the
scalawaggest name tbey is. He's go
ing to be name' 'Sam Lamb' 'cause
he's my partner."
"She's a girl dog," argued Billy, "an'
she can't be nam' no man's *name. If
she could I'd call her Major."
"I don't care what sort o' dog he is.
gin or DO J, D8 B gums w UC uaiuc
'3am Lamb.' Pretty Sam! Pretty
Sam!" and be fondly stroked the little
animal's soft bead.
"Here, peruny! Here, Peruny!"
and Billy tried to snatch her away.
The boys heard a whistle; the dog
heard it, too. Springing from the little
boy's arms Sam Lamb Peruny Pearllne
ran under the gate and flew to meet
her master, who was looking for her.
Education and Its Perils.
It was a warm day in early August
and the four children were sitting con
tentedly in the swing. They met al
most every afternoon now, but were
generally kept under strict surveil
lance by Miss Minerva.
"T won't be long 'fore we '11 all
bafto go to school," remarked Frances,
"and I '11 be mighty Borry; I wish we
did n't ever bafto go to any old
"I wisht we knowed how to read
an' write when we's born," said Bil
ly. "If I was God I 'd make all my
babies so's they Is already eddlcated
when they gits born. Reckon if w?
Grinning Down the Street.
'd pray ev'y night an' ask God, he'd
learn them babies what he 's makin'
on now how to read an' write?"
"I don' care nothing at all 'bout
them babies," put In Jimmy, "t' aint
going to do us no good if all the new
babies what Doctor Sanford finds can
read and write; it 'd jes' make 'em
the easEiest things ever was. 'Sides,
I got plenty things to ask God for
'thout fooling long other folks' brats,
and I ain't going to meddle with
God's business nohow."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Husband?Everything in this housfc
is out of place. Been having an i
Wife?I've been putting things in
We measure success by accumula
tion. The measure is false. The
true measure is appreciation. He who !
loves most has most.?Henry van
days. This is because, unaccustomed
to exercising our rights, we strain
The secret of it all is to exercise
your muscles a little, your wits a lit
tle and your rights a little. As the i
Greeks said, "Nothing too much."
Heard In School. <
"Why rt1d Atlas have to support i
the earth?" I
"He didn't have to; he was Just
practicing his physical culture left- ,
I STATE CHAMBER
S A UVE ORGANIZATION?IS FOB
THE UPBUILDING OF THE ^
MEXT MEETING AUGUST 15
rhe Temporary Chairman Gives Rea- ,
eons Why Everybody Should Talc* ,
Interest in It.?Meeting of the Board
of Directors Called.
Columbia. ? R! G. Brueschwlelef,
temporary secretary of the South Car
olina chamber of commerce, recently
organized in Columbia, Is active with ?
the members of the organization and
her lust issued that Interest must be *
the press, calling attention'to a let
maintained in order for the plans for
upbuilding the state might be success
It has been deemed wise to defer j
the next meeting of the board of di
rectors of the South Carolina cham
ber of commerce from August 7, at
Columbia, to August 15th, at Spartan
burg. . This latter date la the time
for the big "Charleeton-Panama"
meeting in Spartanburg, which will
undoubtedly attract a large number of
business men from every section of >'[
the state. Among them will be many
of the directors of the state chamber.
Holding both the meetings of the
board of directors of the State cham- j 'M
ber, and the "Charleston-Panama"
meeting at the same date, will save
many considerable railroad fares, and
will also enlarge the attendance at,
both sessions. . ' j ''
If you want to go ahead?say some- ;
tVi4n<r Ha onmofhinc ho RAXIAtMnr. ' ?
Peep once 1b a while. Many a peep
has been heard around the world.
Any state that expects to grow, has
to work for that growth. Opportuni
ties are not known unless you adver
tise them. Only adequate publicity
will make them known. Tell the truth
and build up a firm foundation. There
is good enough In the truth without
being compelled to misrepresent
Checks for $5 have been received
by the temporary secretary for the
defraying of office expenses until a
definite financial plan has been
adopted, from the following citlee:
Columbia, Branchyllle, Charleston.
Bishopville, Chester, Greenville, Bel
ton and Sumter. This amount .will be
credited to the respective organiza- > , f
tions as a preliminary contribution to
the state chamber.
Politics In Darlington County. Jw
Darlington.?Time for filing pledges
for county offices will expire on Aug
ust 1 at 12 o'clock noon. This rtile
in the past has been rigidly adhered \
to, and this year will be no exception.
There will be a number of contest'
ants for almost every office in the
county. There are few, if any, issues, .';.2
outside of the legislative position*. ,V<:?
One of the issues in the latter, doubt
less will be whether or not the coun
ty is to have a dispensary, s / .<<
Aiken County Hospital Association..
Aiken.?The Aiken County Hospital
Association has been formed by 50 ..t
women of Aiken whose names are put
down as the charter members. The < ; >
purpose of this organization Is to
raise money with, which to erect at
Aiken a modern hospital, and it is the _
aim of those who have banded to
gether for this purpose to enroll as .y
members of the association every woi
man in the county. ,
& ,:: ..
Enrollment Is Far Too Large. < / ,;'4;
Charleston.?At a meeting of the *7$
Charleston county Democratic execu
tive committee the rejport of the sub
committee on th^ examination of the
club rolls submitted, showing an en-'
rollment far in excess of the proper
number in proportion to the white
population of Charleston. According . ; ^
to Chairman Grimball of the subcom
mittee, there are 540 ^duplicate names
on the rolls, 154 aliens who are barred
from participating in the primary by
the new state law ana aooui z.ouu
names in excess of the duplicates,
which it is figured should not have
been enrolled. ' '* /
Second Week Orangeburg Campaign.
Orangeburg.?The second week of
the Orangeburg county Democratic
campaign ended with the meeting
at Cope. Thtf meeting was well at
tended and was notable in some
ways. Until recently the candidates
for the legislature had not been
catechized as to how they stood in
regard to the candidates for gover
nor. It was rumored some days ago
that Cope was to be the "finding out
point." Some candidates have been
ready to speak out while others hoped
the questioqf would not be popped.
Study Method of Tick Eradication.
Spartanburg.?Members of the Aus
tralian tick commission, accompanied
by Dr. E. M. Neighbert of the United
States department of agriculture, have
spent a day in Spartanburg studying
the methds of tick eradication ap
plied in this country. The visiting
commission is composed of Percy
Cowley of Sidney, supervisor inspec
tor of agriculture of New South
Wales; P. H. Chauvel, a large live
stock owner and C. J. Pound of Bris
bane, bacteriologist. They will be in.
the South until January.
Adopt Rules and Regulations.
Columbia. ? The State board of
health met and adopted the rules and
regulations recently drawn up to gov
ern the sanitary condition of restau
rants, cafes, hotels and passenger
trains. It was decided to communi
cate with the Travelers' Protective
Association and the United Commer
cial Travelers to request their assist
ance in pushing the good work. A rep
resentative of the Pullman company
was present and promised the co-oiv
eration of the company in seeing that
the rules were carried out.