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TWOS J ADAMS. PROPRIETOR
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 1894
VOL. LIX. NO. 6.
'.There never was a grandma half so
4 good !"
Ile whispered while beside her chair
And laid his rosy cheek,
With manner very meek,
Against her dear old face in loving
"There never was a nicer grandma
I know some little boy must be forlorn
: Because they've none like you;
I wonder what I'd do
Without a grandma's kisses night and
. "There never was a dearer grandma
He kissed her and he smoothed her
snow white hair!
Then fixed her rutfied cap,
And nestled in her lap,
While grandma, smiling, rocked her
"When I'm a man, what lots to you I'll
A horse and carriage and a watch and
All grandmas are no nice!
(Just here he kissed her twice)
And grandmas give a boy most any
Before his dear old grandma could re
This ooy looked up, and. with a roguish
eye' . . u
Then whispered in her ear
That nobody might hear,
"Say, grandma, have you any more
. mince pie?"
AN EDEN IDYL.
'Twas twilight. The crepe of
dusk was delicately folding its
brunette veil over the face of da)'.
Swan-down clouds softly nestled
in the bosom of the drowsy west,
whose golden curtains, kissed by
the dying sun, draped themselves
in folds of most bewildering love
liness over the couch of night.
Breezes, balm-laden, lingered
lovingly in the leaves, while per
fumed blossoms faintly floated
through the iridescent, ambient*,
etc., atmosphere into the Jap of the
There she sat-on moss.
A child of Nature-simple, but
Lonely, lovely, happy, softly
crooning to herself, with long,
slender, taper, white, soft, yet hon
est and dimpled hands, gently
clasped, there, on moss, in her
right bower-a bower of roses
she sat with nothing, doing noth
No maiden of the earth possess
ed such velvet-violet, large and
luminous, long-lashed, crescent
browed eyes as hers.
No living lips so cherry-like-so
red-so ripe, so sweet, so honey
dewed as hers, had e'er been seen.
Xo nut-brown hair, no Titian folds,
no golden curls, no shimmering,
glistering, wavy, Amelie-Rives
silken-floss-no ha>r, nowhere,
could with her bair compare. Hers
were the first white teeth of pearl
e'er worn bv girl ; hers, too, was
the first pink, shell-like ear.
And there, on moss, she sat.
Nor Worth nor Pingat could have
built a gown like unto hers; nor
Redfern, nor Felix. V-sbaped in
the neck, square-cut and low in
front, scant of skirt, permitting
utmost freedom of movement; of
indescrible color, grace and charm,
it was a Century poem.
And there, on moss, she sat.
She had been there, but an all
too-brief three months, waiting,
crooning, on moss, waiting; for, in
her heart of hearts a small voice
whispered ;'He will come."
He came. He was a man. Tall,
strong, uneffeminate, yet manly
withal, and handsome as a god
with Sandow biceps whoso every
movement spoke of poetry.
Care sat as lightly on his brow
as would the feather of a butterfly,
notwithstanding his heavy stock
He'had left his overcoat at home
(all but the chrysanthemum), for
it was cold ; and as he stood there
wrapped in thought and baking in
the sunshine of here smile he
looked, aye! every inch a man.
What need had he of overcoats?
"Good eve!" quoth he, and his
De Reszke voice brought forth rare,
sweet applause from al! the listen
ing echoes of the bower.
"The same, sweetheart, to you,"
quoth she, and with an unaffected,
undulatory rise, she clasped his
manly bosom unto her and wept
for very joy.
Then he kissed hov with a deft
right-arm movement, and in that
one clinging, tender long-distance,
labial caress, they knew they loved.
That settled it. They got mar
He was Adara.
She was Eve.
Nineteen centuries have passed
into the past and Adam and Eve
are very dead. Their children are,
however, elaborately alive, and,
shameful things! they love, inter
love, marry and inter-marry, di
vorce and inter-divorce prolifically.
Bttt they do not sit on moss. 'Tis
rocks-hard rocks, and plenty of
them-that the Adams and Eves
of to-day sit on if they would
Alas, good Adam !
A lass-Good Eve!
SHE BEAT THE BRUTES.
A Plucky Woman Gets the Best
of Her Assailants?.
BRSNHAM, Texas, Feb. 26.-Mes
dames Lehua Behrens and Artelia
Mohril were returning from Berlin
this afternoon, they haviug gone
there to clean up the family bury
ing ground. About two miles from
town two negroes sprang out of the
woods. One seized and held their
horses while the other attempted
to get into the buggy. Seizing a
shovel Mrs. Behrens felled the
brute to the ground. Getting out
of the buggy the plucky woman
continued to beat him with the
shovel until he was unconscious.
Meantime a dog they bad with
them engaged iii mortal combat
with the other. The faithful beast
was gutting the worst of the battle
when Mrs. Behrens went to the
rescue and with her trusty .spade
felled the negro to the earth. She
administered to bim also a fearful
beating, but not wishing to kill
them drove to town. She says '.he
first negro cannot popsibly live.
Officers have gone to bring the
Do Not Be Afraid.
R. M. O.. ia Mi lieder ville Chronicle.
In this day of free speech, free
thought, free investigation, and a
free press, what need is there of
fearing people? Poor indeed mu6t
be that mind that always stops to
ask the question, "Will it. be pop
ular with the people?" The mass j
of the people have what is known
as common sense-a sense that will
be S'ow to act hastily, but ready
to lnjar patiently. AddresB one's
common sense in the right, and you
will havfi a listener.
But those who assume to speak
to the people should above all other
things have the courage of their
convictions. J^or indeed is that
editor who belongs to a party, and
who is ever on the outlook to hear
what the so-called party has to say.
Great editors, liko great leaders,
are within themselves a party.
Great teachers are always in au
thority iu their respective spheres,
no matter what that sphere may
We have been led to the above
reflections by reading the follow
ing, and would implant in every
mau and woman that self-respect
for their own opinions which would
make the world better if everyone
had real true and honest opiniont.
and convictions. Do not be afraid
Says Rev. Dr. Channing:
"Speak always with moral cour
age. Speak what you account great
truths frankly, strongly, boldly.
Do not spoil them of life to avoid
offence. Do not seek to propitiate
passion and prejudice by compro
mise and concession. Beware of
the sophistry which reconciles the
conscience to the suppression, or
vague lifeless utterance of unpop
ular truth. Do not wink at wrong
deeds or unholy prejudices, because
sheltered by custom or respected
uame3. Having deliberately, con
sciously, sought the truth, abide by
your convictions at all hazards.
Never shrink from speaking your
mind through fear of reproaA.
Wait not till you are sure of ari
echo from the ground. The fewer
the voices on the side of truth the
moie distinct and strong must be
your own. Courage, even on the
side of error, is power. How mu?t
it prove on the side of truth?"
There is a lesson for everyone to
learn. This idea of catering to
ignorance, piejudice, and a fear of
telling plain truth, that each gen
eration may be awateof the errors
and follies of past generation, is a
moral cowardice which savors of
treason to truth.
The world only learns to be wise
by being posted as to the faults of
preceding generations. There is
nothing so Eacred that it connot be
touched, or nothing too holy to be
investigated. There is no man so
high that he cannot be criticised;
no party so great thal it cannot be
watched. There is only one thing
that is impenetrable to truth and
argument, and that is prejudice,
backed by fanaticism and bigotry.
Nothing can reach a heart steeled
with prejudice. Give us
"Men who possess opinions and a will:
Men who have honor, and will not lie:
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above
In public duty and pri vate thinking:
God, give us uss."
According to tho reports of thc
Texas Agricultural Department
the value of an acre o' cotton it
$15.36; of corn, $8.94; of wheat
$11.8S, and of swaet potatoes, $50
24. This being so it seems to ut
that the Texas farmer regard foi
that tuber than he does.
THE DBIVM OF LIONS.
Prof. Darling's Experience With
His. Big Pets at Hagenbeck's.
One of the most difficult things
in animal training is the teaching
them to be driven. This is espe
cially difficult in the case of lions.
The king of the forest, in the first
place, objects strenuously to hav
ing anything about his neck, and.
secondly, to be made to draw a ve
hicle of any kind is a thing to him
degrading. Nero is alleged to have
had wild animals which drew his
chariots through the streets of
Rome. But Prof. Peck, of Colum
bia College upsets thia good old
story by declaring that, so far as
he has been able to discover, neith
er Nero or any other Roman Em
peror ever drove an animal more
dangerous tl?an a camel.
It was left to Prof. Darling, of
Hagenbeck's trained animal show
to do something often attempted,
but uever until by him accom
plished. He has tamed the mon
ster beasts until they have learned
to obey his whips and voice like
horses. Mr. Darling has a whole
some respect for his big pets. He
says that a lion believes in fair
play, and that, if he wants to fight
he will give you warning, but once
he begins he will fight as long as
he can stand.
'.In my performances at Hagen
beck's arena, I drive three lions
around a ring," says the professor.
''Years ago I could drive them
around three and four times.'They
would do it gracefull}' and well.
Of late years I have driven them
around twice, and I am free to
confess that the twice I drive them
around is more the result of their
good nature than because of any
power of mine. They are getting
old. Within a year or' two I must
bid good-by o to my pets, and
either put them in a menagerie, or
send them adrift once more in the
wilds of Nubia. Man can subju
gate brute nature to a certain ex
tent, but when he goes beyond tbafc
be becomes a simple doll in the
hands of these gigantic brutes."
A Vegetable With a Pedigree.
Of all the plants used for food,
there is none which haB been so
long known, or has had, so to 'say,
so distinguished a lineage as
asparagus. Its record in fact, reach
es back to almost the commence
ment of authentic history, as it is
mentioned by the comic poet Cra
tinus who died about 425 B. C.,
and was a contemporary of,
though slightly older than Aristo
Among the Romans, also, the
tasty vegetable was held in high
esteem. Cato the elder-not the
gentleman who was of opinion
that Plato reasoned well, but his
great grandfather, who insisted
upon the destruction of Carthage,
and who was born 234 B. C.
wrote a work, which IA still extant
"De Re Rustica," and in it he
treats at length of the virtues and
proper cultivation of asparagus.
Pliny,also, in his "Natural His
tory," (about GO A. D.,) bas much
to say on the subject. "Of all the
productions of your garden," he
feelingly observes, "you chief care
will be your asparagus," and b*
devotes several chapters and parts
of chapters to its many beneficent
qualities and the be6t modes of
He asserts that, even in this day,
the soil about Revenna was so fa
vorable to itp production that three
heads grown in that district was
known to weigh a Roman pound.
As, however, this pound se?ms to
have been equal to only about ll
of our ounces, it would apparently
have required foui of the stocks to
reach a pound of our weight; but
this result, considering the state of
horticulture in those days, may be
looked upon as wonderful enough,
and has, in point of fae1, only
been equalled in our own times.
What May Bc Faith?
"What do you mean by faith?"
was the question. ''Please, Sir,
when you believe anything you
are quite certaiu is not true," was
the prompt answer an Indian boy
gave me. But the story on this
subject I delight in most was that
of the little boy who asked hi?
mother what faith was,and received
the not very judicious reply that
faith waB believing in something
you could not see, but which was
told you by a person whom you
could trust. "For instance,,' she
continued, "if I told you there was
a chair in that corner, you would
have to believe it, though you
could not see it."
"Yes mother, but should I be
bound to sit in it?" It would be
curious to discover how many peo
ple di really think that faith is
believing something that they
know is not true.
"The Sausage" Publishes a Mo<
est and Neat Card.
A Texas Journalist who ha
been recuperating on a stock ranc
for a couple of years, suddenly ai
sumed control of a country weekl;
and in the first issue after h
struck the quarter-deck he publisl
eda small and unpretentious car
in which he said :
"The former editor of this shet
is practically and politically dea<
but the Sausage still survives. 1
is just as well, though, and
mighty sight better, as I am a hoc
at editin', and sling one of th
most causti^and fluentest quill
west of the Red River. I have
record behind me a heap bette
than that other editor which pt
yunked and drawed out the garni
"At gitin' up obituaries I'm
tossel top, and if there's any bite
in the programme I can generali
furnish a fresh corpse on shoi
notice, and at the usual slight ad
vance on cost of insertion,
merely throw this out as a feele
to the opposition, which I hear i
massing its forces against me ani
my paper, and by the freckled-face
bow-legged, cock-eyed gods of wa
there'll be a power of high-price<
opera mustc* floating in the air i
any of them try to climb on me.
"If there is any corte house rin
in this sweet-scented locality. I'l
get onto it. sure as you're a foo
high. If thare is to be any monkey
ing with the free-born, untrammel
ed county delegates to the nex
county convention I'll be thar
with my face washed and hai
combed back behind my ears.
I've licked many a good man
and I've been licked once or twic
in my variegated career, but I'v
always noticed that them feller
who whipped me were not thi
same men afterwards, and droopei
along for a while like a sun-strucl
tomato vine and finally droppet
.into .tne grave. avitbJ!^-r^aU_ibjid
having kind of outlived their use
"I want it distinctly remember
ed that I'm in from the !>acl
counties and ain't up to the cot
etiket of the strawberry blonde o
the pulpy dude. If I make air
mistakes it will be more an erro
of the head than the heart; but fe
all that, I propose to run a jam-up
sizzling hot, nifty little paper, am
move along with the best kind o
harmony; but if harmony bucki
and tries to do any sort of dirt 01
me, harmony wilt have to get of
the track and let me slide inte:
the confidence of the public.
"If this journal says anything
out of the way and grieves an)
mottle-faced tenderfoot, remembei
I'm the man he wants to see aboui
it. Thare ain't no back stairs 01
windows to this sanctum. I'm al
ways ip. I'm ever on the tripod,
and now, with thes? few brief re
marks, I cordially invite every
body's co-operation and subscrip
tions. The tone of the paper will
be pure in sentiment, chaste in ex
pression and typographically bang
up and delicious."
Two colored women were con
versing about a neighbor.
"I'se gwinter bab de law on - dat
"Dat will make it. wuss. Why
don't you go ober dar an, CURS her
for all she am wuff?"
"I'se bound to bab de law on
her, because dar's no satisfacshun
in cussin' her."
"Why ain't dar no satisfacshun
in cussin, her?"
"Bebise she has done los' her
hearing. I has been cussm' her
steady for de last six munfs, and
I didn't find out till yesterday dat
she los' her hearin, befoah she was
horned. I'se boun, ter bab de law
on her or scald her, which ebber
am de wust.
Her l'art in the Paper.
Perhaps there is no man who
needs a good wife more than the
editor of a newspaper. It is very
pleasant, therefore, to find the fol
lowing in an exchange:
"Your husband is the editor of
the Bugle, I believe," said a neigh
bor who had dropped in for a
"And as you have no family, and
have considerable leisure on your
hands, you assist bim now and
then in his editoral works, I dare
"Oh, yes," answered the brisk
i little woman, hiding her berry
stained fingers under her apron, "I
edit nearly all his inside matter."
HILF ANIMAL, HALF MN
They Are Not Handsome-Ohles
Race in Northern Hemisphere.
?pme new light on the mos
primitive of primitive races in th<
northern half of the earth hai
been given to the world by A. H
Savage Landor, -an Englishmai
who made a visit to Hakodate
which is on the island of Yezo, anc
is the northern treaty part of the
Japanese island. There he fouuc
some queer specimens of semi
human kind known as the Hair}
Ainu. The Ailina are probablj
the "lowest down" in the scale 01
humanity of any living race.
Mr. Landor had heard, that nc
solitary traveller could possibly
make a tour of the island, but he
succeeded in doing so, and gives
somejuteresting ethnological fact*
in a narrative published by him
entitled "Alone with the Hair}
The Ainu is decribed as having
no sin ilarity whatever to the Jap
anese and Chinese type of men
The color of the skin is light red
dish-brown. The eye is particu
larly contrasted to the Mongolian
eye, having a similar form and set
ting to that of the North Europeans
The hairy skin is supposed tc
indicate a northern origin.
The eyes are very expressive and
show the emotions in an interesting
way. In adults the hair is black
wavy ?ud inclined to form large
curls.'- The emotions are expressed
by slight changes of postum 01
gesture, but the Ainus do not care
to show their feelings; they have
no sense of shame, and even feai
appears hardly known to them.
In the Smithsonian report ol
1890 is an account of them, written
by Mr. Romyn Hitchcock, whe
visited their island two years pre
Their history for the last 2,50C
years is to a certain extent known
They were supposed at one time tc
have occupied the 'Japanese archi
pei5^3, ariel'to nave- boen driven ' tc
Yezo, whern they maintained theil
independence until the ninth cen
tury, then becoming subject tc
Japan. Their fierceness gradually
left them and they are now among
the most peaceable and submis
sive of the earth's inhabitants. At
Yezo their number is estimated tc
be about 17,000.
Th? races showing the least hu
.nan advancement abound moie in
the southern than in the northern
hemisphere. The Ainus are the
most primitive of primitive races in
northern hemisphere, according to
the latest observations
In commenting upon this pecu
liar people, "Nature" says that the
women do most of the hard work
but the men when hunting can
walk forty miles a day without
fatigue, although they usually pre
fer to ride, ponies being plentiful
and of a good breed. In moving a
load or heavy object the Ainus
never posh, but always pull towards
them. They appear to use the feet
and toes very freely to help their
hands and fingers, and they read
ily employ their teeth, preferring
to pull with the teeth thai, with
the hand when an unusually
heavy haul is necessary.
Their appearance struck Mr.
Landor as exactly like the recon
struction of the primitivo man of
Northern Europe, and many of
their movements recalled those of
the anthropoid apes, which aro thc
only creatures that have been
thought of as tho possible "conn
necting link" between men and
their fellow animals of u lower
They are an extremely filthy
people, both in their persons and
buts. They seem to have an acute
sense of smell, distinguishing be
tween theodor of an Eiglishman
and a Japanese, but oblivious to
their own very marked perfume
an intensified form of the ''orculiar
odor of an uncleaned monkeys
cage." The sense of touch is sin
gularly defective, and even when
the extremes are painful they CPII
uot distinguish the sensation of
heart from that of cold. Their
hearing is very acute. They are
small in stature, although rather
larger than the Japanese.
Agitator-"Do you ever stop to
reflect, sir, on the condition of this
Citizen-"I have thought much
upon the subject, thought long and
Ah, lam glad to find there is
one besides myself who has given
this great subject attention I What,
in your opinion, does this country
most need at the present time?
A fool killer.
GAME TO THE LAST.
Heroic Conduct of a Farmer in a
Set-to Wi til Murderers.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., March 1.
-Jotn Baker, a well known and
wealthy farmer at Franklin Park,
heard a noise last night and went
down stairs to investigate.
While Baker was down stairs,
two negroes rushed into the room
where the farmer had left his wife
aod child. The latter gave the
alarm while the negroes sprang
upon them and stabbed them to
Baker rushed up stairs and shot
one negro dead. The other sprang
on Baker, and with one blow cut
the farmer's nose off. Baker drop
ped his gun, secured an axe, which
one of the negroes had, and chop
pe.l the negro's head open. He
Stories of "Zack" Taylor.
Ooe of the historic buildings in
this town is a little old whitewash
ed building that looks as if it had
long ago seen its best days, and
is pointed out as the house in
which General Zachary Taylor
used to live when the homely old
warrior was stationed on the
frontier. It will be remembered
that Jefferson Davis, then a dash
ing young lieutenant in the arm) ,
married for his first wife the
daughter of General Taylor. It
was in this little house that ho
used to do his courting. However
it was not from this house that
young Jeff assisted the fair Miss
Taylor to elope. The elopement
occured in Prairie du Chien, Wis.,
savs the Chicago Record:
Colonel Ben T. Duval, a fine old
Southern gentleman, who, through
60 years of age, is still actively en
gaged in the practice of law,' re
members "Old Zack" well. He
lived here for about three years
prior to the Mexican War," Fraid
Colonel Duval the other evening,
"He w?s a plain homely man, who
hated ostentation. I remember
one very funny incident in which
he figured. About three times a
week the boat used to steam up the
river, bringing the mail. On these
occasions General Taylor used to
be among the first to meet the
packet. One day the boat brought
up two fresh young Lieutenants
just from West Point, who had
come to report to General Taylor
for duty. The old warrior, dressed
in rough civilian clothes, was on
the landing. Upon seeing him
the West Pointers began to guy
him not knowing, of couse, who
" 'Hello, old codger!' cried they,
'how are ye?'
" 'First rate,' says Zachary,
" kAnd how's the crops out
here?' they asked, jeeringly.
" 'Good.' says the General.
" 'And how're the old woman
and the girls?'they continued.
" 'Oh, all right,' replies General
Taylor, not at all put out.
"Here the talk ended. An hour
or two later tho young officers re
ported at headquarters for assign
ment. They were paralyzed to
find in command the oldman they
had guyed so unmercifully. Gen
eral Taylor led them to his house
and into the parlor. 'Boys,' he
said, as he brought them before
his wife and daughters 'let me in
troduce you to the old woman and
"I remember another funny in
cideut connected with General
Taylor's earner. It was after the
bailie of Buena Vista. Vague re
purls had boen received here of
tin' great American victory. Every
one was excited, breathless with
expectation. Suddenly there ap
pears d on the scene a pedler, who
had been a camp follower of the
American Army. He had seen
the battle and told how the Gen
eral had drawn up his men before
the Mexicans and made them a
" 'What was the speech?' we all
asked. We knew that General
Taylor was master of a rough but
inimitable style of oratory and ex
pected to hear something grand.
" 'Well,' says thepedler, slowly
as though overpowered by the
recollections of the magnificent
bit of oratory, 'the General he rode
up and down the line and ho says,
say s he : 'Men there are the Mexi
cans. You'll have to fight like
h-or you'll all be mummixed
up in 15 minutes.
"It was a descent from the sub
lime to the ridiculous so far as our
expectations were concerued.'Mum
mixed' was a favorite word with
the General. It corresponds to the
slang phrase today-'done up.
Breaks Down "When the Coroner
Bids Him Touch His Victim.
MOBGANTON, N. C., Feb. 27.-Wil
liam Causby,a young man, was
murdered last Saturday night
about two miles from this place.
Thare was no clue to the murder
ir other than the fact that Syl
yanus Morrow, James Whisenhunt,
and Phillip Williams had been
3een with Causby near where he
svas found dead. At the inquest
these three were summoned as wit
uesses. Nothing beyond the fact
that they were with Causby was de
developed while Morrow and Whis
3uhunt were on the stand. As
aach witness was directed to stand
aside he was requested to put his
hand on the dead body, which had
not been removed from the place
where it had been found. Morrow
and Whisenhunt did not hesitate
to comply with his request, but it
was noticed that Williams, vhile
being examined, was in a state of
?reat mental excitement, and when
he was requested to put his hand
he broke down completely and
declared he could not do so, and
in a few minutes confessed that
be and Causby had had a fight
and that he had killed Causby
while under the influence of whis
Consistency is a Jewel.
Consistency though a priceless
jewel, ought to be in reach of
everybody, bu. more particularly
those who essay to teach others.
We are reminded of this by a sen
sible editorial in the Abbeville
Press and .Banner of last week.
Revolt against law is indeed an
archy ; anarchy pure and simple.
And it is fojlish and suicidal as
well. Yes, we have men in this
State who have told us time and
again of the dangers of Ocalaism,
of Populism, but they tell us not
of the dangers of revolt against
law ; they tell us not of the shame
and barbarity of force and physi
cal resistance to a government and
laws made by peers. It matters
little that the law is odious to
many of us, it is still a law and as
such should receive the support of
all who make any pretension to
morality and decency. Otherwise
they are in the same boat with the
Haymarket rioters ; their princi
ples are the same, and princip'o is
the essential thing. The opponents
to the dispensary law in this State
are in the minority, and our forms
of government demands that the
minority shall be ruled; that they
shall abide the findings of their
more numerous opponents. 1 That
is a fact that cannot be overrun or
downed. It ie a condition ; a nec
essary condition and one upon
which our government depends for
existence. Our laws, as laws, must
be respected and must be enforced,
or we become lawless companions
in crime with those who inhabit
our prisons and penitentiaries.
The person who encourages the
infraction of any law invites an
archy, is an aider of anarchy, and
is an anarchist. The sooner every
individual citizen realizes this, the
better it will be for our country.
Wo represent no clan ; we; ;had
hoped to see this fratricidal..strife
in South Carolina cease but all this
fun and ridicule poked at the offi
cers of the law and all opposition
to the law itself is cementing Till
manism to the State, for Tillman
ites think that opposition to
"their" law is a direct reflection
on them as a class. Mark the
Judge Lamar of the United
States Suspreme Court, who died
last winter, w.>s a gentleman of
the old school, and was always
making fine speeches to women.
There is no end of stories told
about him. On one occasion he
was taken to task by a lady at Bar
Harbor who thought he did not
recognize her. "Ahl Judge," she
said, "I am afraid you don't re
member me; I met you here two
years ago." Remember you, Mad
am ?"was his quick reply, with one
of his courtly bows; "why I've
been trying ever since to forget
you." And sho laughingly ex
claimed: "Oh! go away, you dear,
delightful old Southern humbug!"
Mr. Van Toneleigh-I see that
Mrs. De Swellton is dead.
Mrs. Van Toneleigh (in horror)
-Oh, isn't that awful 1 (Weeps.)
Mr. Van Toneleigh (in suprise)
Why, I thought she was your most
Mrs. Van Toneleigh-Yes ; but I
did so want her to see me in my
new dress next Sunday.-Puck.
The old proverb says that chil
dren should bereen and not heard,
but some of them are too homely
to be seen any more than is abso
lutely necessary .-Somerville Jour
FOR THE THOUGHTFUL,
Success requires singleness of
If you are a Christian, God's
work is your work.
Give God your moments and He
ivi 1 make your days a success.
Gratitude is the fire upon which
the incense of praise is kept burn
There is no bliuder man than
the one" who thinks he has no
If stinginess is a disease many
people in the church are in poor
People do not grow much in
?race while they are having their
It is a serious thing to die, buta
more serious thing to live and not
No matter what Paul's text was
whenever he preached, his Cheine
was Christ. I
The Bible is the only book that "
Hs a man th?
a strange land
tells a man that he is ? si ranger in
Our children vy-ill remember our
deeds long after they have forgot
ten our precepts. '? . ?
Job was the only man of whom
the Bible declares that "he sinned
not with his lips."
When the devil has persuaded
men to be selfish he has persuaded
them to become his.
You can't tell anything about
the love of God from hearsay. You
must know for yourself.
Worry is not simply senseless,
but, sinful because faithless. No
man can havo faith in God and be
anxious for to-morrow. If you
have a grain of real faith you will *"
remove the mountains of anxiety,
fear, and doubt and cast them into
the sea of God's love. Let Chris
tianity kill your care or care will
kill y:mr Christianity.
The following is the apportion
ment of the school fund of Edge
field county "to the respective
1 Blocker, $ 452 95
2 N. Coleman, 107 05
3 S. Coleman, 85 55
4 Collins,* 475 81
5 Collier, 455 50
6 W. Cooper, 400 75
7 E. Cooper, 415 66
8 E Dean, 435 40
9 W. Dean, 405 70
10 E. Grav, 205 50
11 W- Gray, 350 50
12 N. Hibler, 338 15
13 S. Hibler; 320 20
14 W. Huiet, 275 40
15 E. Huiet, 375 40
16 Johnston, 460 37
17 N. Meriwether, 291 89
18 Meriwether, 380 60
19 N. Mobley, 497 75
20 S. Mobley, 410 39
21 N. Norris, 320 80
22 S. Norris, 350 40.
23 Pickens. 190 00
24 Ryan, ' . 322 90
25 Germauville, 406 00
26 Shaw, 250 27
27 Talbert. . 440 00
28 N. Washington, 230 65
29 S. Washington, 310 75
30 Wards, 470 50
31 Wise, 370 85
32 Moss, 440 50
33 Harmonv, 430 90
34 Fork, 213 15
35 Edgpfield, 430 15
36 Butler', 241 20
37 Centennial, 275 35
3S Hoi lev, 223 40^
39 Parksville, 270 25
40 Ridge Spring, 295 20
41 Trenton, 255 15
42 Cleveland, 224 00
43 Zoar, 215 00
44 Union, 258 00
45 Higgins, 255 00
46 Gregg, 179 00
47 Kirkseys, 230 00
48 Eureka, 293 00
If there are any vacancies in
any board of trustees in the differ
ent school districts. I hope the
chairman or other member of the
board will notify me at once, that
vacancies may be filled.
M. B. DAVENPORT,
S. C. E. C.
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