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T?03. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFI?LD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1898.
VOL. LXIII. NO.
THE ONE WHO V
I don't think I'll go In to town to seo tho
m boys come baok; .
My boin' there would do no good In all that
jum and pack-.
There'll bo enough to welcome <them-to
cheer them when they ooma
A-mai-ching bravely to the time that's beat
upon the drum;
They'll never miss me in the crowd-not one
of 'em will care
If, when tho cheers are ringln' loud, I'm not
amoDg them there.
I went to see them march away-I hollered
with the rest,
And didu't they look One that day a-marchin'
With my boy James up near the front, as
handsome as could be,
And wavin' buck a fond farewell to mother
aud to me!
I vow my old knees trimbled so when they
had all got by,
I had to i ist set down upon the ourbstone
there and cry.
4. PRIVATE J Ik
Her hair was drawn back in little
waves frc ni her brow. Kow and then
shu wouid raise her gentle eyes and
glance out through the pantry window
toward the patch ot tall, waving
hollyhocks that Jim had planted four
summers before. She was kneading
dough, and two or three times she
stopped to scrape the dinging batter
from her fingers with the back of a
She hummed a little old-fashioned
tune, emphasizing the "tnin te tum"
with savage jabs at the rapidly hard
ening dough on the shelf-board before
The uugainly figure of a young girl
in gingham, ber hair escaping in
strands the loosely tied kuot at the
back of hor head, appeared in the
"What d'ye want?"
"I want ye t' git them bisc-uit tins
out o' th' kitchen cubboard au' bring
?i 'em in here t' me." .
The girl slowly turned and sham
bled across the "kitchen floor, the run
over heels of her old slippers clatter
ing on the white scrubbed boards as
"I never see sich a girl," muttered
Mrs. Springer to herself. "Seems
like a impossibility t' git any decent
help our here ia th' kentry. All th'
girls that's good fer anything gits np
an' gits t' teown ez soon e? they're
th' right age t' be good for anything.
Only them as is too lazy t' live is lef
fer us ont here."
From the great lump of dough on
tho board Mrs. Springer pulled little
lumps and rolled them into flabby
".^^^.-.?wh?c?r-she- placed iu regatar
lines - on the bottom of the biscuit
She had patted thedast little lump
into a ball and wedged it into a cor
ner of one of thc pans aud stepped
back to survey her work when through
the open ?doorway of the kitchen
floated to her, on the cool September
air, the call, "Missus Springer! Oh,
"Neow I'd like t' know who that
is," she exclaimed as she crossed the
floor and pushed open the screen
"fer the Ian's sake, Zeke Evans,
what be you a-wantin'?"
She had stepped out on tue back
porch, all greeu aud blue with cling
ing vines and open morning glories.
The little man in the light "rig"
wiped the perspiration from his brow
and clambered out of the vehicle over
Ho advanced toward Mrs. Springer
and extended -a yellow envelope.
"This kum ftis' night," he said, "jes
foro th' ten twenty arrove. Th' op
erator asked me t' fetch it. At inst
I thought I'd bring it right over, not
th.ukin' but what it might be from.
Jim. Then I sez t' myself, sez I,
'Missus Springer'U be t' bed an' better
wait till mornin',' so I fetched it over
on my way deown."
At the name "Jim" Mrs. Springer
clutched the bit of yellow paper and,
with fingers that wavered a little, tore
opeu the envelope.
The envelope dropped to the floor
of the porch. Mrs. Springer bald the
dispatch in her left baud and followed
the scrawled writing with the fore
finger of her right.
One glance at the words, and she
cried out: "It's Jim. He's comin'
home. It's from his captingsayin' he
has been sent home sick iu th' care o'
two other soldiers. He lef th' camp
yesterday afternoon an'U be here airly
?.jv, *V.OTT anything I kin do fer ye?"
asked Zeke, a little tone of anxiety in
"No, they ain't nawthin'. An' 1
don't believe I even thanked ye fer
bringin' me this telegram, Zeke."
Zeke blushed and stammered that
"that was all night" and turned to
clamber over the wheel again into his
Matilda Springer went back into the
kitchen and through the little passage
way into the front room. There by
the half-curtained window, through
which the sun rays had filtered on
another September morning, long be
fore, and lighted the face of a in an in
a coffin,she read agaiu the telegram:
"Jim is sick, and I have sent two
members of the company along with
Mrs. Springer laid the telegram on
the table and weut over to the old
haircloth sofa. She sat there in the
semi-darkness for nearly an hour, and
when she arose she lifted the corner
of her checked ajjron to her eyes and
wiped away the moisture that had
gathered in them.
A little smile of happiness, too great
even to give itself full expression,
curved her trembling lips, and as she
climbed tho front stairs and went
along tho hall to the door on the
right, at the .end. she murmured to
herself so softly that the words were
lost in tho noise of her footfalls:
"Jim'll be here tomorrer. Heow I
wish Ezry had a-lived till neow, to
see his boy a-comiu' homo from th'
war t' me like ho come t' me more'n
thirty year ago."
She hesitated on instant before
opening that lust door, and then, RS
though it were an effort, sin* turned
thQ knob and stepped, into tho rooa,
VONT BE THERE.
And now they're coming -home agen! The
record that they won
Was sich as shows we still have men when
men's work's to be done!
There wasn't one ot 'em that flinched-each
feller stood the test- .
Wherever they were sent they sailed right In
and done their best!
They didn't go away to play; they knowed
what was in store;
But there's a grave somewhere, today, down
on the Cuban shore!
I guess that I'll not go to town to see the
boys oome in
I don't jfst feel like mixin' up lu all that
crush and din!
There'll be ouough to welcome them-to
cheer them when they come
A-raarchin' brnvely to the time that's beat
upon the drum
And tho boys'U never notice-not one of 'om
For the soldier that would miss mo ain't
a-goiu' to be there!
f'S RETURN. >
Everything was just as he had left it.
The pin cushion top ou the dresser
was a little dusty, and there were
flecks also on the woodwork of the
old bed and on the commode top.
His brush and comb lay on the bu
reau, just where he had left thom when
he went away with the Thompsonvi'le
company. A vest, even, hung over
the back of a cane-seated chair, and at
the head of the bed on the floor three
pairs cf shoes and one of rubber
boots were ranged in a straight line.
The September sun entering the
room through the east window fell
upon the faca of Mrs. Springer. It
was not the old face that had hung
over the dough downstairs. It was a
younger face now. The eyes were
not so tired. Maybe tho moisture
made them look brightor. And she
smiled sweetly through the gathering
tears as she looked around that room
Slio stood thora hy the head of the
bed for a moment, silent and unmoved;
then she laughed aloud and going to
the closet door throw it open and
peered . inside. From the pegs she
took down a black cassimere suit,
Jim's best suit. "He'll need it neow.
Tain't nothin' but homesickness, I'll
bet, au* he'll be all right in a day or
She laid the garments out on the
bed and brushed them with the stubby
whiskbroom that had hung on the
wall, over the washstand. It was a
labor of love. When dusted, the
clothes were folded and laid du the
spread at the foot of the bed.
Mrs. Springer covered them with a
newspaper and going down stairs for
the broom, stopped a minute in tho '
doorway to smooth the "sham" that
hung from a frame over-one.pillow. -
Returning,she swept the room thor
oughly, thea dusted it and opened the
window and pulled back the chintz
Then she went back downstairs.
All the rest of that day there was no
sharp word spoken to Jane, and as a
consequence thc girl walked even
slower than was her usual custom.
Budd came up from the spring lot be
fore the biscuits were ready to be
slipped into the oven, and his mother
met him in the kitchen doorway.
"Jim's comin'," was all she said.
"Who tol' yo?"
"Zeke brought a telegram t' me
beout au hour ago. It said Jim was
sick au' two soldiers wus comin' with
him au' that he'd bo here on that six
thirty-eight train in th' mornin'."
The younger brother of the soldier
thereupon relapsed into a dream of
the stories that would he told him ere
another week had passed. "Dow yew
supposa he'll bring.any Spanish bal
lets?" he asked,li nilly.
That night when the rest of tho
family and all the help were asleep
Matilda Springer lay in her bed and
In her miud tho years unrolled be
fore her like a panorama. She thought
of the day Ezra Springer had asked
her to be his wife, of her acceptance.
It was under tue big shag hickory
tree down by tho spring lot, and they
had gone a-uuttiug together. And
theu the -war and his return.
And then their marriage aud their
long, happy lifo thereafter. And Jim
-the boy who twenty-two years ago
had come to them.
And then the war-she thought
lougest of that. Four months before
Jim had come to her, inflamed with
enthusiasm. All the boys in the
Thompson vii le company had signified
their willingness to go to the front at
the call of the president. There
were ten vacancies in the company,
and could ho go? It would bo all over
in a month, and then he could come
back. Yes, he could if his country
needed him. She remembered how
she went down to Thompsonville one
summer morning with Budd to see
Jim off to -camp with his company.
He wrote her the night. before the
regiment left for Cuba. Letters came
to her regularly for a while, and then,
of a sudden, they ceased. She thought
of those endless days of waiting for
just a word from him, her boy, her
Jim. And then at last, after centuries
it seemed to her, came tho letter say
ing he had been in the hospital with
the fever. .She ienieuibered how near
ly crazed she was after she read that
letter. Then came others saying he
was . better, and then day after day
without a word. . save once, when a
short note,, scrawled on a bit of wrap
ping paper, came to her with the news
that his regiment was again in the
United States and encamped some
where on the eastern coast. And at
last the dispatch of that morning
"Coming home-" and sleep closed
At four o'clock Matilda Springer
arose. She hurriedly dressed aud
called Budd. He wont ont and hitched
up the two horses to the old democrat
wagon and removed the back seat.
He knew he would have to sit on the
bottom of the vehicle corning back
from the station, for Jim would be on
the front seat with his mother, and
there would have to be room behind
for the baggage. Budd thought of all
the implements of war - that would be
loaded into that wagon and wondered
if Jim would givo him his gun and
He led the horses up to the back
porch and called to his mother, She
came out cir ess ed ia a bro w u poplin,
and on her wavy gray hair rested her
best bonnet, a little affair of jet with
violets on one side and strings to tie
nuder the chin. Around her shoul
ders she had wrapped a shawl.
"I-I-can't hardly wait," she said,
half to herself.
Budd helped her into the wagon
and climbed in after her. He drove
over the dusty country road and
across the old wooden bridge with one
hand holding the reins, for she clasped
the other. She did not speak often
during that drive. There are times
when the heart is too full to allow of
the forming of words. This was one
of those times. The mother's heart
was filled to overflowing with love for
that boy whose face she had not seen
for BO many,many weary weeks, whose
brown eyes had not looked down at
her for oh, so long.
The wagon rolled down the last
hill in the road and around the curve
at the bottom. Budd drew up the
horses at the depot platform. "Yew
stay here an' hold 'em," said his
mother. "I'll go over the ? an' sit
on that truck til' th' train comes."
She got out of tho conveyance and
walked around fae station house to
the othor side. Unobserved by Budd
she wiped her eyes, and then sbe sat
down on tho truck.
By and by the young agent came
and unlocked the door of the building
and went inside. Out upon the cool
morning air was wafted the "click,
click" of the telegraph instrument.
Mrs. Springer ro.se from her seat
and entering the building walked over
to the ticket window.
"Is th' train from th' north on
time?" she asked.
"Three minutes late at Silver Lake, '-'
was the answer.
"Heow long aforo it's due?" There
was a little tremor in the voice.
"It'll be here ineighteeu minutes,"
the operator replied. 1
By and by from away nj) the truck
came the rumble of an approaching
train. Nearer and nearer, and then
arouud the curve above the station
tho engine swerved.
The bell clanged, and the train
stopped. Mrs. Springer ran back
to the passenger coaches. One or
two sleepy heads were poked out
of tho windows, but no ono got off.
The womau's jaw fell. No, there was
no one in the rear cars for Evans
Crossing, the brakeman told her.
"Ain't they some soldiers?" she
cried, her face all white.
"Oh, soldiers," he said, "they's
some up in the baggage car."
The womau turned and ran down
the platform. As she reached the
forward end of the first passenger
coach two soldiers lifted a loug pine
box from the car ahead and laid it on
The woman cried "out to them,
"Where's Jim, my boy Jim? He was
comin' on this train! Where is he?"
"Who?" asked one of the menin
uniform, quietly. . ,
"My boy, Jim Springer."
The soldier did not answer. Ho
stooped and glanced down at the little
white card tacked on the lid of the
long pine box.
"I cau't tell her,Bill,"he whispered
to his companion.
The engine bell rang.
Tho train was moving.
"Why-why-why don't you tell
me?" cried the womau.
She rushed toward the two men.
She glanced down at the box. The
card caught her eye. She leaned
over and read the words written there.
Then she stood up straight, her face
white, her mouth open, her eyes star
ing at nothing.
A cry cut the air-a keen, piercing,
gashing cry-and the woman fell upon
her knees beside that box and throw
ing her arms over the top sobbed and
beat her head agaiust the lid and
scratched the rough boards with her
And just then the ?un broke through
the clouds, aud the dew drops on the
grass, the leaves, the trees and every
where sparkled like diamonds. AU
nature seemed to mock a mother's
agony.-Detroit Free Press.
QUAIN! AND CURIOUS
A horse will eat in a year nine times
his own weight, a cow nine times," an
ox six times, aud a sheep six times.
In Persia a bonfire plays an impor
tant part in the marriage ceremony,
the service being read over in front
There is a clock in Brussels, Bel
gium, which has never been wound up
by human hands. It ia kept going by
The rate at which Zulus eau travel
.in an emergency is astonishing. Some
will cover as much as fifty miles in
six hours. Eight miles an hour is an
No parental care ever falls to the
lot of a single member of the insect
tribe. In general,- the eggs of an in
sect are destined to be hatched long
after the parents are dead, so that
most insects are born orphans.
A peculiar law, in regard to life in
surance, prevails in Germauy. If a
man whose life is insured loses both
hands, he eau at once claim tho full
amount of insurance, on the ground
that he has been deprived of the
means of support.
The body of a woman buried in
Winchester, Ky., thirty-three years
ago was recently exhumed and found
to be petrified. Tho body was buried
in a metallic casket. The face had a
natural appearance, and in ono hand
was a rose which was perfect in its
Drilling Through n Coal Roof.
News has been received in Sydney,
Australia, of the progress of the scien
tific party under the auspices of the
Eoyal society of London, guided by
Professor Finckh, who left Sydney
June 1, for Fnuafute island, Samoan
group, to complete the work of boring
with a diamond drill tho atoll at
Funafute, to prove the nature of the
origiual foundation- upon which tho
corals began to build. Scientists have
reached 720 feet, and have struck into
dolomitic rock. The natives at first
watched the proceedings with super
stitious awe and declined to aid in
putting tho heavy machinery in place,
but afterward hundreds of them
offered their Bervicea gratis, and
brought messages of welcome from j
the chiefs of several triboH,-Chicago
later Ocean. ' i
Is It William's Drei
looks on the visit
of tho Emperor
William II. to
the Holy City of
Church of the
Redeemer as an
dent, not only by reason of the mem
orable chapters of history which the.
visit recalls, but also on account of
the possible political consequences.
William IL is not, by any means,
the first Emperor of Teutonic -stock"
to set foot in Palestine. For nearly
two centuries the expulsion of the in
fidel from the Holy Land was held to?
be the sacred duty of tho heads of the
Holy Roman Empire. In the Second"
Crusade the Emperor Conrad organ-:
ized the great expedition which cost
the loss of many thousands in the
march across Asia Minor; ultimately^
reaching Ptolemais, he laid siege toi
Damascus in 1148. It is true tha't
tho siege ended in catastrophe, but
the German bearer of the cross
had, at least, done his best to
succor the Christian kingdom of.
Jerusalem. About forty years later
the Hohenstaufen Emperor, Frederick
I. (Barbarossa), led a German host to
Constantinople, and thence across
Anatolia, but he was not fated to seo
Syria, being drowned in a Cilicia?
river. His grandson, Frederick IL,
was more fortunate. Proceeding by
sea from Italy to Ptolemais, he ob
tained, in 1229, the surrender of the
whole of Jerusalem, with the exception
of the Mosque of Omar, and the rea?
toration to the Christians of the towns
of Jaffa, Nazareth and Bethlehem. In
the Church of the Sepulchre he
crowned himself King of Jerusalem,
claiming the title by right of his wife,
lolante, daughter of tho Latin Em
peror of Constantinople. In 12?0
Richard, Earl of Cornwall, who,
though an Englishman, became Bing
of the Romans and German Emperor,
headed an expedition to Palestine,
and, by treaty with ti e Mohammedan ,
ruler of Syria, obtained terms eV?ji
more favorable to*the Christians than I
Frederick IL had secured. In 1274
Rudolph of Hapsburg, having gained
the imperial crown, pledged himself
to join in a crusade, but troubles in
Germany detained him and he failed
to fullfil his vow. Thus we soe that,
in his visit to the Holy Land and in
his declared intention to promote the
security and: welfare of his fellow
Christians in that country, William
II. is recurring to a duty whioh was
recognized by the German Emperors
for almost two hundred years after
the Christian kingdom of Jerusalem
was founded by Godfrey of Bouillon,
Duke of that very Lorraine which in
our day has been restored to Ger
It is generally believed, however,
that William II.'s visit to the Holy
Laud has been prompted by motives
that appeal to a modern ruler's mind
TUE KAISER IN HIS "TROPIC UNIFORM
more strongly than do sentimental as
sociations. There is a Near East as
well as a Far East whioh awaits Euro
ropean colonization and exploitation.
Tho present condition of the former
region presents a dismal contrast to
its former prosperity, to revive which
only the impact of Western energy and
methods is required. Under tue Se
ien cid sovereigus Syria was the Beat of
a splendid empire, and it continued to
ue n populous and opulent province
under the Roman sway,- Antioch Wfts
im to Be the Pope
one of the four chief cities of the Ro
man dominion. Later, under the Oin
myad Caliphs, Damascus was the capi
tal of Islam. For many centuries
after Greece had decayed, and the
sceptre had passed from Borne to Con
stantinople, the vast peninsula now
known as Anatolia was the most dense
ly peopled, most flourishing, and most
highly civilized part of the Mediter
ranean world. Under favorable cir
A * i
CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, DEDIC
cnmstances it might regain much that
it has lost. If, through an arrange
ment with the Sultan, the Germans
were permitted to undertake the task,
they would undoubtedly be able,
through the construction of railways
and the stimulation of industry and
trade, to regener?te the whole of west
ern Asia from the Tigris to the Bos
phorus. The suspicion that William
IL has designs in this direction has,
Tiaturaliv, excited - jealousy in.. Paris
and St.- Petersburg. France has 3ong
considered that she has a species of
pre-emptive right to Syria, and has,
more than once, assumed a tutelary
role toward the Christian inhabitants
of. that country. Bussia, from her
coign of vantage in Armenia, contem
plates the prospect of absorbing Ana
tolia from the northeast, and has no
desire to see her path obstructed by
German interposition. The Russian
censor allows the well-known St.
Petersburg paper, the Novoye Vremya,
to declare that "the political signifi
cance of the German Emperor's trip
to Palestine is beyond all doubt. He j
evidently desires to familiarize himself
with Asia Minor, the theatre of the
German colonization movement in the
near future. All recent efforts have
tended to impel German emigration to 1
that quarter. "
Forty new photographs of the Em
peror William have been taken in the j
tropical uniform which he wears on j
his journey to the East. The uniform
is of a thin light brown material. The
coat is comfortable and a little loose,
and bears the badges of a general and
the oords of the guards. The trousers
are tight-fitting, and have broad red
stripes, and are worn with high yellow
boots. The scabbard of the sabre is
of brown leather. The light-colored
helmet is adorned with the Prussian
eagle in front. The photographs
represent His Majesty alone, on foot
and on horseback, in company with
General von Piessen, Grand Master of
the Horse; Count Wedel and Adjutant
General von Scholl, who are also in
tropioal uniform, and, lastly, His Maj
esty alone in British uniform.
The Holy City, and all of the cities
and villages of the Holy Land which
the German imperial party included
in its itinerary, made elaborate prep- j
*FO IN THE HOLY LAND.
arations to receive their august guests.
Boads throughout the country were
repaired and hundreds of new ones
are in course of construction. One of
the principal and most historic roads,
leading np Scopus and over the Mount
of Olives, has been transformed into
a beautiful carriage drive. This was
dono to please tho German Empress,
who was anxious to reach this holy
site without fatigue. In the times of
Titas, with his war hosts, it was noth
ing but a sorrow mulo tvaoki Alone
thia road David flew, from Ab s ol om, |
anil to reach this spot, where the1
Saviour wept over Jerusalem, it has |
been climbed for centuries by Homans,
Moslems and Christian knights.
Great improvements were made to
Jaffa Gate, through which the Kaiser
and his party enter the city. A wide
carriage roadway has taken the place
of the narrow passage between it and
the tower of David.
The Church of the Redeemer is now
completed. It is a magnificent struc
ture, whose spires tower high above
1 the surrounding domes. It has cost
more than 1,200,000 marks ($300,000),
containing in its corner stone (laid in
1893) a document written by the
present Emperor of Germany, elo
quently extolling the desire of "my
royal grandfather to accomplish what
is only now possible," referring, of
course, to the instance of King David,
who wished to build the Temple at
Jerusalem, but was forced to hand it
over to his son Solomon. The docu
OLD DOORWAY "of'
ST'A A RY THE GREAT,
NOW QUILT i UTO f
TM* NEW CHURCH
I?TED BY THE KAISER AT JERUSALEM.
ment also declares that this church
"shall stand as a monument to the
faith opened tc*, evangelical Christen
dom through the reformers, and as
a visjble witness to the unity of faith
in which the evangelical churohes of
Germany are bound with eaoh other
and all outside"-a clear indication of
the purpose matured five years ago in
JEF.TJSAIiEJI STREET, SHOWING EN TB AN OE
TO THE PBESENT HOSPICE OF. THE
KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN.
the Kaiser's brain to stand as the
"Pope of Protestantism."
When fear": of wet weather ard
bligkts no longer harass the husband
man, and the golden sheaves have
been borne home through sunshine
scarcely more golden, festivity seems
to have a just excuse for being.
The best authorities regard this cus
tom as of Jewish origin, and the
heathen followed the example of the
chosen race in offering up, at the end
of the harvest, the first fruits to their
gods. The Jews rejoiced and feasted
at the conclusion of rtaping-tide, not
only from a 3ense of gladness at labor
finished, but because they were under
religious obligations so to do. The
agricultural significance of the three
great festivals of the Jewish year is
..clearly set forth in the twenty-third
chapter of Exodus and the twenty
third chapter of Leviticus.-Lippin
'At the recent water sport exhibition
in London of the Ilex and Scottish
Swimming Clubs several startling
feats were shown. The hardy Scots
aroused great enthusiasm by showing
how a company of hardy Highlanders
could swim across a stream in action
and keep their rifles in readiness for
work. But the crowning feat was tho
twin brothers' diving act, done by two
members of the Ilex Club, evenly
matched in height and weight. The
distance dived was not excessive, but
it required nice judgment for the two
young men, hand in hand and clasping
each other's bodies, to leap at exactly
the same moment, turn in air with the
same curve and desoend, a beautiful
picture of harmonious repose, plump
into the tank.
What tlie Court Won ld Do.
A Texas Judge was robbed of a
horse not long ago, and the thief,
being apprehended, was brought be
fore him for trial. The Judge eyed
the prisoner with deep satisfaction for
a minute or so, and then delivered
himself of the following: "Owing to a
personal prejudice, the Court will not
hear this case. It will be tried by the
bailiff, who will find a verdict in ac
cordance with the facts. In the mean- !
time," he added, impressively, "the j
Court will go outside and bend a rope
and pick out a good tree."-The Green
Our Officers' Fay.
The salary of a lieutenant-colonel in
the United States Army is $4000; of a
brigadier-general, $5000; and of a
Between 1870 and 1897 the deaths !
per thousand from consumption in
Philadelphia dooriased from 8,42 to !
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Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Ready Roofing
AND OTHER MATERIAL.
VA/ x"lto to TJs? IT'QX- Prices.
Corner Reynolds and Washington Streets, - - - AUGUSTA, GA.
JAMES B. WALKER.
The most complete arjd modern Standard Fire
proof Warehouse in Georgia. Liberal Cash Ad
vances made on consignments.
Strict personal attention given to all business.
CHAS F. BAKER.
JERRY T. SM?TH.
Consignments of Cotton Solicited.
Personal attention given to all business.
P. B. Tobin Cotton Co.
(Incorporated 1897.) ./'
Capital $20,000 Allege Increasing to $200,000.
OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE KO. 5 WARREN BLOCK,
EDWARD C. FLEMING,"
NEW WAREHOUSE, Standard Fire Proof.
619 Reynolds Street,.
Bagging and Ties.
Commission 50c. Storage 25c.
? JOHNSTON . INSTITUTE,
JOHN LAKE, Superintendent.
Jo?aiiston, - - S. O.
Something About the Largest School Between Co
lumbia and Augusta,
It is a well-known school-not a new thing-but there are some new
things about it. It grows better every day. It is a military boarding school,
ina healthful locality on the famous "Ridge," in a moral community
It has nearly 800 students, thirteen teachers, over seventy boarding stu
dents. Gills and boys in separate halls, in charge of competent, Christian
teachers. Matron and housekeeper, home influence. English, Classical,Com
mercial, Art, and Music departments.
$10 a month for board, tuition, lights, fuel and furnished rooms. Liberal
discounts for payment in advance for two from a family, etc Wonderfully
cheap, no extra fees of any kind. Four splendid literary societies. Striot
discipline. No idling allowed. Splendid new building
The faculty cousins 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. Prince, Penmanship.
Six male teachers, you soo. Miss A. S. Arnold, Primary, etc., resides in
Girls' Hall; Mrs. L. C. Latimer, .Intermediate, English, etc ; MissBeulah
Reams, Primary; Mrs. S. Sloan Cobb, Piano and Organ; Miss S. Sloan,
Stringed Instruments; Mrs. J. H. White, Vocal Music; Mrs. A. J.' Reamy,
Art. Other teachers will be added if necessary.
We will always bo abreast of the times. Write for handsome illustrated
catalogue. Students should enter at the beginning. School opens MONDAY
SEPT. 19th. Come later if yon cannot come then.
We offer ?'the flost schcol for the Least Moneys so our patrons
say. Try ns?