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THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR. . EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1898.
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YOL. LXIII. NO. 42.
THE STOftY (
A regiment In motion and tho rattle of a
With a rat, tat, tat ! nnd rat, tat, tum!
Fear ia .on the face ot some,
Others stepping wita aplomb ;
And steady Is the putter and the clatter of
Sweeping lines, in evolution, fast the wheel
ing columns come.
And a thousand men are stepping to tho tnp
Slng ot the druin!
i are countenances plum,
Thero aro sonsos dull and numb,
But a boy is stoppln? proudly thero, ho's
?playing on the drum.
i Y w. r. i
Tattoo had just sounded, and tho
mea were making down their bunks
for the night when tho first sergeant
entered the barrack room and called
for Private Donovan.
"Here!" answered a voice from the
lower end of the room. . -
"Heport to tho adjutant,* mounted,
for courier duty as soon as you can
possibly get ready," and tho sergeant
closed the door with a bang.
The young fellow who had ans avered
tho sergeant's inquiry was not more
than 19, but tall and well-made, with
that trim appearance for which the
- American soldier is noted. As he was
rolling a blanket and getting together
the articles usually required for such
duty, the first sergeaut again entered
and impatiently commanded him to
"Never mind any extras, Mickey;
the adjutaut seems to be in a terrible
hurry to get you off; so just take an
extra hundred rounds of ammunition
? and enough rations to last you for one
day, get your horse aud report to him
at his quarters. The sentinel has or
ders to lot you in tho stable to get the
"Ali right, sarge, old boy," said
Mickey, with au utter disregard of tho
difference in rank that was common in
the days of frontier service.
Twenty minutes later Donovau drew
rein at the adjutant's quartets and
dismounted,but before he could tie up
. his horse the door opened, aud Lieu
tenant Haley appeared.
"Private Donovan, C troop, reports
for detached service, sir, " and Mickey's
right hand was raised to his hat with
"Very welI,Donovan,tio your horse
to that post and come inside. "
When he entered the room the lieu
tenant addressed him in serious tones:
. "I want to tell yon, Donovan, that
. the duty you are about to ?nter upon
. ia fraught with great danger to your
self, and, in fact, yon stand a good
chance of never returning; for I want j :
fou to ride to the railroad.with a mes- :
has gone there to meet his daughter.
I have just received news by a scout
that the whole Cheyenne nation will
probably be on the war-path by day
Miokey did not wince, and the
lieutenant went on: "If you succeed
in getting through, the general can
remain thereuntil the mounted troops,
which will immediately follow you,
arrive to escort him to the post. If
yon can get through Dead Man's
Canon very early in the morning you
may be in time to cross the open
country before the'Indians are astir."
"If there is such a thing as reaching
the place I will deliver your message
to"the general," said Mickey.- "Any
written message to be carried, sir?"
"Yes; here is a paper you will de:
liver to General Farr, if you manage
to get through, which explains your
journey to him. The train is not due
at Bock Creek nntil about 10 o'clock
in tho morning, so you have time to
ride the distance with a good horse."
Donovan took the orders, placed
them in the inside pocket of his blan
'ket shirt, unhitched his horse and
leaped into the saddle. He crossed
the parade at a sweeping gallop and in
a few minutes was lost to sight in the
darkness. General Farr was an offi
cer who commanded the respect and
good-will of every man in his regi
ment. His daughter was worshipped
by all the enlisted men because of her
kindly ways and the interest she man
ifested in them upon hei? annual visits
to the iJostl She had discovered on a
previous visit that Mickey was the
pnpil of an intelligent man in one of
the troops, and she at once interested
herself in his studies, assisting him
in many a lesson while he was on duty
as orderly at her father's quarters.
To this young fellow, whose only
memories were of kicks and cuffs,
homeless wanderings and starvation,
this lovely young girl seemed a being
of another world. He thought of her
as he rode along through the darkness
and felt a thrill of pride in the fact
that he had been selected to warn her
father of the threatened clanger and
probably save her from death at the
hands of the Indians.
At the end of three hours Mickoy
had reached the first range of hills,
and he knewit must be after midnight.
He did not want to push his horse too
hard at the start, for if ho succeeded
in getting through the canon there
was still a stretch of level prairie
over whicji he must race for 30 miles
to reach the railroad, and if the In
dians were out again it might end in a
race for life.
After allowing his horse to browse
for a few minutes, he tightened the
saddle-girth, mounted and set out for
the next range. It was difficult work
riding down the steep incline into the
valley, bnt once at the foot he raced
across the bottom lands and did not
draw rein until the towering heights
of the Black Hills loomed up before
him. Here he gave his horse a short
rest,while he himself munched ahard
tack and refreshed himself with coffee
from his canteen. *
He decided to take the trail leading
over the summit instead of going
through the canon, for he reasoned
that he would be in a better position
to make a fight outside t he canon than
in it, if the Indians had already en
tered, and also he stood a greater
chance of escaping observation.
By the time he reached the summit
of the range great bars of golden light
were beginning to shoot through the
easter-n heavens. He anxiously .scanned
the prairie that stretched away below
him to the horizon, but not a living
3F A DRUM.
The rage and roar of battle and the rattle of
Tho shrapnel ?hot are flying with a zip I and
a zum !
Cruel shells exploding come,
And tho bullets hiss and ?um.
But a drum still echoes loudly. Will the
thing be n?ver mum?
Darkness on the fluid of battle, whero the
body seekers come ;
Tho storm of" death is onded and displayed
tho struggle's sum
A pallid faoe, a drum ;
There ?a blood and both aro dumb,
A story ?I a drummer and a story of a drum 1
-T. E. McGrath, in Now York Sun.
In C Troop.
thing could he see upon it. Congrat
ulating himself upon this, he pushed
rapidly across the mesa that formed
the divide and was about to take the
trail in descent when his attention
was attracted by a dari, cloud-shaped
object that had suddenly risen upon
the verge of the southern horizon.
There was no need to ask what it
was. "Indians" was Mickey's first
thought. As he watched it the cloud
grew larger and larger until he was
able to distinguish the outlines of the
ponies and riders.
The young trooper knew that it
would be impossible for him to cross
the prairio without being discovered,
but he did not falter. He had no idea
of giving up. He opened the flap of
his saddle pocket that contained the'
extra ammunition, loosened his revol
ver in its holster and was about to
nrge his horse down the trail when he
saw another cloud of dust rising di
rectly east of him and in the direction
he must travel.
Mickey began to think that all the
Indians in Wyoming were out. Sud
denly his heart almost stood Btill, for
out of the dust emerged a government
ambulance. There was no mistaking
it. The four mules were on a "dead
run," and the driver was lashing them
to their utmost speed.
Mickey divined that the general and
his daughter wore occupants of the ve
hicle, and his first thought was, "What
can I do to save the young lady?" for
he could see the Indians were in full
cry and endeavoring to reach the
cauon ahead of the ambulance.
He noted with joy that it would be
impossible for them to intercept it,
and in the same instant a thought came
to him by which he might save both
father and daughtoi*. It was a des
perate resolve, which might cost his
life, as he knew, but n? thought of
self-preservation ontored his mind.
He led his horse iuto thu ?hick brush
alongside the trail, took the extra am
munition from the saddle pocket and
rapidly descended to a point about 50
feet above the roadway which com
it tho same time sh?ltored him from
attack, except from above.
The canon is so narrow at its open
ing that not more than one vehicle at
i time can enter; on the north side the
wall rises sheer to the summit of the
rnonnta?n, but the southern face is
broken up into rough ledges that form
jxcellent hiding places as well as for
To get at him the Indians would
lave either to for?o a passage and
..limb tho steep side of the cliff or
nount by a trail to the summit and
;hen cautiously descend from rock to
:ock. Settling himself behind his
jreastwovk and scattering cartridges
iron nd within easy reach of hie hand,
ie waited for the ambulance to pass.
For one instant he was tempted to
lail it as it passed and secure tho aid
>f the general and the driver, but he
lismissed the thought, for to stop the
imbulance would be to endanger "the
As the team dashed into the canon
Mickey noted that the mules were
.nuning with a lightness which showed
?hem to be comparatively fresh and
;ood for at least 20 miles. He caught
i glimpse of the general with a car
bine firmly grasped in his hand, an?".
>n the back seat he saw a white, fricrlit
?ned face, the image of which never
liter left him.
When the Indians advanced to
within 50 yards of the opening, utter
ing fiendish yells of triumph in the
axpectation of speedily overtaking the
imbulance, which, they knew, could
aot keep np the breakneck pace
through the tortuous windiuers of the
janon, they ? were surprised and
stopped by the reports of three shots
which rang ont from the ledge of
i-ocks on the face of the Cliff.
Three Indians hung limp upon
their ponies as the whole baud rode
back out of gunshot.
Black Eagle, who commanded the
[ndians, was sharp enough to know
that the attacking prrty were not sol
iiers, for otherwise there would have
been a charge. He reasoned that the
party must be a very small one to be
intrenched in such a manner. Send
ing forward a dozen warriors to draw
the fire of the besieged, he closely
watched the face of the cliff and made
out that but one man was firing.
Moving his band south until they
disappeared from the .. .w of any one
on the rocks, he hurried them swiftly
toward the opeuing, intending to
make a dash into tire canon aud trust
ing to the swiftness of the movement
to disconcert the marksman above. He
planned to send the main body on in
pursuit of the ajnbulance, while a suf
ficient number remained to dislodge
the man who was preventing them
from following their prey.
Mickey waited for tho appearance
of the Indians with every nerve strung
to its highest tension. He thrilled
with satisfaction nt each moment's de
lay, for he knew that the troops fol
lowing him woftld make good time
and probably meet the ambulance be
fore the Iudiaus could overtake it.
When they had reached the point of
vantage sought, Bldck Eagle's sigual
was given, and they dashed into the
opening. Crack! crack 1 crack! went
Mickey's carbine. ''Then as rapidly as
he could fire he discharged the six
shots from his revolver. He* noted a
confused jumble of ponies and Indians
in the contre of the roadway,but others
?umped over them, and he saw them
streanii'ng away far up the. canon. .
Again the carbine cracked. Six,
Beven, eight are down; niue, no, he
had missed that fellow. "Strange,"
he thought, "that I cannot hit that refl
patel the fellow must bear a charmed
life." Again the hideously painted
face came within range, and as Mickey
tired he was filled with exultation to
see the savage roll down the rocks.
Now tufted, heads were beginning
to appear from behind every boulder,
and shots were spattering on the rocks
around him Ah- aad a hot iron been
thrust though hil left shoulder? A
moment later his right foot also was
seared by an Indian bullet.
He hardly felt the pain of his
wounds. He was thinking of the fair
young girl, whose image was indelibly
imprinted upon his heart as she was
whirled past him a short time before.
Suddenly a rock rolled down from
above. He turned to look up. There
was a blinding flash before his eyes
and then darkness.
When the general returned at the
head of the cavalry troop to the scene
of Mickey's adventure ho found tho
lad lying w^ere he had fallen. He
was dead, but the body had not been
mutilated, for the Indians had been
driven off by the approach of the
In the regimental descriptive book
of the Fifteen cavalry the following re
mark is entered opposite thu name of
Michael Donovan, C troop, in the
handwriting of General Farr:
"Born in obscurity, reared in pov
erty and ignorance, yet possessed of
the divine attributes of a boro! The
voluntary sacrifice o? lifo that others
might live is greater than the duty of
a soldier; it is true heroism."-Youth's
A BOX OF HORNETS.
Tho BaggaceOIaster Thought They Were
Peaches, RH Usual.
A professional man ia St. Louis,
who was accustomed during the sum
mer months to have his fruit sent him
by express from his farm in central
Missouri was much annoyed one season
by tho pilferings of baggagemen. No
matter how carefuMy his choice peaches
or pears were boxed, the packages
were sure to be broken into and de
spoiled with a free hand. He stood
tho loss without a murmur for several
weeks when, having noticed that the
boxes that came in express car No.
37 were rath?r worse robbed than
those shipped in other cars, he de
cided to mete out a little righteous
Three or fours days later he re
ceived a notification that an express
package, addressed to him, was com
ing in car No. 37, and would reach the
city about noon. He went to the
station to meet the train, and when it
came in, he took a position near the
express car and watched.
He had not long to wait. A man
whosq head and face were swollen be
yond recognition came to the door of
the car. He was pulling after him in
the most careful manner a box that
bore marks of having been opened
and hastily nailed up again.
"Handle that mighty careful, Jim.".
Le Baid tb tho- boy with the truck.
"For all you know it may have--" .
"Sufferin' Jobi" interrupted the
boy. ? "What's the matter, Swipsey?"
"Nothing," shortly replied the
baggageman. "Bo mighty careful
how you handle that package. That's
all I've got to say to you. Stand out
of the way. I'm going to throw this
Tho story soon leaked out. Fol
lowing the instructions he had re
ceived, the manager of the farm, by a
little cautious night work, captured a
hornets' nest, boxed it up, and skipped
it on that particular day, and in that
particular car, in lieu of the peaches
that the box was supposed to contain.
QUAINT AND CURIOUS*
There are 400,000,000 Chinese.
Cameron, Mo., has a four-Ijgged
Switzerland has a deaf and dumb
Salvation Army corps.
There is a well in Wost Virginia
which discharges natural gas with a
roar that can be heard six miles away.
A Japanese bride gives her wedding
presents to her parents as some slight
recompense for their trouble in rear
As to the length of life of fish, it is
said that tho ordinary carp, if not in
terfered with, would live about five
Seymour* Keyser, postmaster at
Manheim, N. Y., has an ajjple tree
which was brought from Holland in1
tho seventeenth century. It still
The time necessary for tho conver
sion of a forest tree, or a part of. it,
into a printed paper in a recent test
made in Germany was two hours and
A queer exhibition was recently
held in Berlin, Germany, that of the
Vegetarian society, in which sixty
children were shown who have never
touched other nutriment than vegeta
In Berlin the firemen wear water
jackets, with a double skin, which they
are able to fill with water ?rom the
hose. If the spnee between the two
layers becomes overfilled the water
escapes through a valve at the top of
The Sandwich Islanders ostimate
women by their weight. The Chinese
require them to have deformed feet
and black teeth. A girl must be tat
tooed skyblue and wear a nose-ring to
satisfy a South Sea Islander. African
princes require their brides to have
their teeth filed like those of a saw.
lion fl Ri cl o Wit.
He who.matched wits with the au
thor of "The Ancien' Mariner" has
indeed a lively task before him, for
Coleridge was never caught napping.
The poet was so awkward a horseman
that he often attracted comment of
anything but a complimentary nature.
Ono day ho was riding along the
'turnpike road in the county of Dur
ham, wheu a wag who met him, fast
ened upon him as au excellent means
for sport. Consequently ho drew
rein and said in an impertinent drawl:
"My graceful friend did you hapjjen
to meet a tailor on the road?"
"I'm inclined to think I did," said
Coleridge meditatively, "I was not
sure at 1h-3 moment, but he said some
thing about my meeting a goose further
aloug the road."
The wag put spurs to his horse, and
thc poet jogged calmly on his way.
AT OF THE 0
the Nile from the ruins of Khartoum,
and by the complete re-establishment
of British power in the rich Soudan
ese provinces. With the overthrow
of the Mahdist empire the last strong
hold of the slave trade in the wo?jd
has been destroyed. j
The man who has routed the Der
vishes, Major-General Sir Horatio
Herbert Kitchener, G. B. C. M; G.,
has rendered the greatest service lo
his country, both in a military ami
civil capacity. He was born in Ir?
la?d, of good old Irish fighting stool
in 1851 and obtained a lieutenants
commission when twenty years of age.
He became captain in 1883, major tn
the following year, lieutenant-colonel
in 1885 and colonel in 1888.
After the Soudan, campaign he .wis
selected to recognize the Egyptian
army and appointed Sirdar pf the
forceB, and striking testimony to bis
ability has been given by the efficiency
of the troops under his command dub
ing the expedition which has' oulmil
ated in the recapture of the strqnl
hold of the fanatics.
The fall of Khartoum means that
the power of the Khalifa Abdullah'^
praotically overthrown and that'Ki
dofan and the Soudan are restored'
the rule of Egypt, and that a point
great strategic importance and of ve
commercial possibilities has bec
gained. Seated at the confluence-of
thevBlue' NiteTltr*'Wl?itr?fiie, the ?fty
is bound' to bo a great emporium of
trade. It is shaped like the head of
an elephant, from which it derives its
name. In the old days it was very
beautiful, with white walls and domes
and minarets gleaming through green
palm groves. But the Khalifa's wild
MAJOR-GENERAL HERBERT KITCHENER.
followers have probably made the oity
The oity has had an eventful history
since 1882. Baouf Pacha was govern
ing the Isle of Meroe for the Khedive
in that year. News was beginning to
arrive of a certain Dervish wandering
in the Soudan, who was drawing all
the natives to him,and especially those
Arabs who lived by the slave trade,
which Gessi Pacha had been extirpa
This Dervish, Mohammed Ahmad
by name, could turn, it is said, all
government bullets into water, and
OMDURMAN, THE MAUD 1ST CAPITAL,
had, in truth, once and again defeated
Egyptiau troops sent to arrest him.
Then, becoming bolder, the pretender
of a sudden openly called himself the
Mahdi, a name derived from a word in
the opening chapter of the Koran.
He called himself Mahdi Khalifat
er Bastil, ("tho successor of the
Prophet"), while his adherents called
him Say id ("The Master"); Savid na
el Mahdi ("Our Master, the Leader").
This troublesome and extraordinary
person, with no drill or military sci
ence, no weapons to speak of, but
plenty of ferocious followers.principal
lyof the Bnggara race, marched through
the towns and villages of Kordofau,
and with 30,000 men beseiged El
rdoh Avenged. g
Obeid and took the town after one re
pulse, cruelly murdering its brave de
That conquest increased the name
and fame of the Mahdi, who settled
down like a king at El Obeid, while
preparing for a further advance to
Khartoum. By this time he had in
flamed with his preaching and success
the whole of Kordofan and of Sennar.
except that corner where the city of
Khartoum sits upon tho junction of
I the White and Blue Nile.
Before he could master this central
position he had to confront the expe
dition under Hicks Pacha, sent by
THE KHALIFA ABDULLAH ON CAUELBA
the Egyptian Government td Bahad.
Everybody knows the miserable issue.
The Mahdi out that force to pieces, so
that hardly a man escaped, and by this
victory gained almost the entire Sou
dan, and opened the way to the con
quest of Khartoum. .
Then the victorious and pious slave
A DERVISH CHIEF.
dealer set ont for Khartoum, where
the hapeleas people, deoeived by the
hope of English help, had lingered to
welcome Gordon. No notice was
taken of that hero's proclamations to
the Soudanese. His communications
were out with the north, and very
soon a horde numbering 200,000
swarmed at the heels of the Mahdi
I into Omdurman and the outskirts of
I Khartoum. This was in . October,
The low'Nile left a part of the ram
I parts broken and indefensible. The
vast mass of assailing Dervishes made
thereby their rush, in two bands, just
before the British relieving force
came in sight of the white walls and
green palm groves of the city. Gor
don died at his hopeless post.
This undoubted triumph intoxicated
his followers with faith, but demoral
ized the Mahdi. He took to unbridled
I luxury, and died of its consequences
on July 22, 1885. The desert ascetic,
I whose bed had been a mat of straw,
CAPTURED BY THE BRITISH FORCES.
expired upon Persian carpets in all
the splendor and state of a great East
ern prince, having founded in his
brief career an empire built on the
basis of slavery and reckless blood
shed. Before death he had himself
nominated Abdullah as his successor,
who thus inherited' a dominion
stretching from the Bahr-el-Ghaxal to
Egypt, and from Darfur to the Red
The new tyrant began with very
great ideas. He proclaimed that he
woald conquer all Egypt, as well as
Abyssinia. Putting all laws on ono
side, he made himself absolute master
over Jife and death in the Sou??n,
and even the valor of Zing John and
his Abyssinians coma not- m?uu
against the ardor of the Dervishes.
In some distriots "over which he
rtil?ed, half the people aro dead, in
others the loss of life is even greater.
Whole tribes have been completely
blotted ont, and in their places roam
the wild beasts, spreading and in
creasing in fierceness and in nnmbers
nntil they bid fair to finish the de
struction of the human race; for they
enter huts, and women and children
are no longer safe.
Some idea of the inner life of the
Mahdi and the Kahlifa is found in
the remarkable experience of an Aus
trian omcer named Slatin, who,
while acting as governor of a provinoe
in the Soudan under Gordon, was
captured by the Mahdi and held a
prisoner many years. When Khar
toum was taken Slatin was living in
a hut at Omdurman, heavily chained
and exposed daily to tho insults of
the mob. After the taking of the
city come Dervishes came to him with
something rolled in a cloth, and, com
manding him to stand for tn, they un
rolled suddenly their bundie and
showed him the gory head of Gordon.
CK AT THE HEAD OP HIS DERVISHES'
Afterward he learned how Gordon had
died. When Khartoum fell and the
Mahdists were swarming through the
city, Gordon came down the stairway
of his house and demanded the leader
of the invaders. Ho was speared to
death where' he stood, and his head
out off to show to the Mahdi
- The retui^'(rf;^^he<.^airWrio-Wa??,v
in Kipling's story was no more dram
atic than the actual return to the land
of white men of Rudolph Slatin, or
Slatin Pasha, as he is known. Six
teen years before the young and dash
ing Austrian officer had gone out into
the wilds of Africa as governor of the
great province of Darfur. For twelve
years he had been a slave in the hands
of the Mahdists, suffering every in
dignity that the ingenuity of the
Mahdi and his successor, the Khalifa,
could invent. One day a mau dis
gnised as an Arab trader, passed him
in the street and whispered to him
that he had been sent by Major Win
gate, Director of Military Intelligence,'
Egyptian Army, and Baron Heidler,
Austrian Ambassador in Cairo, to help
him to escape. They managed to
have several interviews, and finally
one night, after the Khalifa had gone
to bed and the city was asleep, Slatin
mounted a donkey and rode to where
the faithful Arab, Hussein, had camels
in waiting. Then a long and hazard
ous flight began, which, after muon
suffering and many perils, ended in
the officers' moss at Assuan.
To Stop Sand Drift?. %
Professor F. I. Scribner, of the
Agricultural Department, Washing
ton, has just finished an investigation
of the sand-drift question on the
Pacific coast. Shifting sand dunes
along the coast and rivers there do
great injury to orchards, railroads and
other improvements. It is proposed
to reclaim the sands by cultivating
special grasses on thom, whose roots
will bind the surface together. Pro
fessor Scribner in his report will
recommend the planting of seaside
lyme grass, a wild species of sedge
and beaoh grass, now used at some
points, to effect this purpose.-The 1
Landmark* of Hawthorne.
Hawthorne's house at Salem, Mass.,
presents a shabby and almost paint
less appearance. It is occupied by an
Irishman, Pat Wright, who refuses to
let tourists enter it, fearing to be tor
mented by too many visitors.
The House of Seven Gables is still
standing, but there is not muoh to it,
except the gables. Witch Hill is now
nothing but rocks and tenement
houses, though the house where the
witohos were tried still stands.
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THE : JOHNSTON : INSTITUTE,
JOHN LAKE, Superintendent.
Johnston, S- ??
Something About the Largest School Between Co
lumbia and Augusta,
It is a well-known school-not a new thing-bat there are some new
things abont it. It grows better every day. It is a military boarding school,
ina healthful locality on the fanions "Ridge," in a moral community.
It has nearly 300 students, thirteen teachers, oven seventy boarding stu
dents. Gh ls and boys in separate halls, in charge of competent, Christian
teachers. Matron and housekeeper, home influence. English, Classical, Com
merdai, Art, and Music departments.
810 a month for board, tuition, lights, fuel and furnished rooms. Liberal
discounts for payment in advance for two from a family, eto. Wonderfully
cheap, no extra fees of any kind. Four splendid literary societies. Strict
discipline. No idling allowed. Splendid new building.
The faculty oonsists of: John Lake, Supt. French, etc.; Fletcher E. Hin
nant, Mathematics, English, etc.; W. D. Holland, Science, Latin, etc.; Geo.
P. White, Latin, Greek; C. C. Herbert, German; J. T. Prinoe, Penmanship.
Six male teachers, you seo. Miss A. S. Arnold, Primary, etc., resides in
Girls'Hall; Mrs. L. C. Latimer, Intermediate, English, etc.; Miss Beniah
Reams, Primary; Mrs. S. Sloan Cobb, Piano and Organ; Miss S. Sloan,
Stringed Instruments; Mrs. J. H. White, Vocal Musio; Mrs. A, J. Beamy,
Art. Other teachers will be "added if necessary.
We will always be abreast of the times. Write for handsome illustrated
catalogue. Students should enter at the beginning. School opens MONDAY
SEPT. 19th. Come later if you cannot come then.
We offer "the Most School for the Least Money," so our patrons
say. Try ns.