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IfHE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGtXSTR
ft-tVilAY^S, Prest P. G.FO?iprCaahler.
Capital, ^0,000.
UntlivicUtl Profits (?110,000.
Facilities of our magnificent New Vault
{containing 410 b-afety.Lock Boxes. Differ
Jem Sizes are offered to our patrons and
9 toe public at $5.00 to 910.00 per nanam.
WIE
PLANTERS
LOAN m
SAV^GS
AUGUSTA, GA.
Pay8 Intor^st
. cn Daposits
Account
Solicited.
L. C. HATNB,
President.
W. C. WABDLAW,
Cashier.
VOL. LXV. NO. H.
TWIL
Above the hills the sunset Hes
Ia purple dyes-,
The stars ooma ?ut.tho vales are dark;
And, spark by spark,
A dxzizled ?old, the llroflles
, ?Spill mimic stars about the park.
Stars-bu rn above.
Lights gleam below;
Like thoughts of love
They come.and go.
So, oh, my Heart,
The thought of thoo
Lights each dark part
Of life for me.
HOI IMA ffl
BY KT.T.A VA
Silas Higgins stretched his weary
limbs auder Marthy Aun's 200-piece
quilt-the quilt which .Marthy Anu's
grandmother had worked with her
own hands add which brought h in
fame and fortune at tho county fair
nearly 50 years before; the lanie con
sieted in the verdict of her neighbors
that she was "a peaky smart woman,"
and the fortuna ia a new five-dollar
gold piece.
But 50 years of constant exhibition
and subs?quent uso had brought the
high and miga ty counterpane down to
an every-day sort of quilt, and now
Silas would fain have covered his
eleapy head with the same, and stolen
40 winks more, but there was work in
the weBt lot, chorea about the house,
and outside of all that Marthy Ann's
shrill voice wa3 calling from the bot
tom of the back stairs that it was
"Cime he was stirring. '* The west lot
?nd chores shrank into insignificance
alongside of Marthy Anu's voice.
"You'll find your store clothes in
the company room, aud your bil ed
shirt and clean socks in the press. '}
Thia from the ?uvisibte Marthy.
"Going to have compauy today?
There's a heap of work over in the
weat lot that I somehow ought to get
to," answered Silas from the head of
the stairs.
Marthy Ann's eyes opened wide
.with, astonishment For the first time
in their married life Silas Higgins
proposed working on a Sunday, but
4ihe shouldn't do it, no, he shouldn't
do it if she could prevent, it, and it
tras very likely that abe could."
Marthy Ann's voice was awful in its
solemnity, "The Lord will seud down
|His wrath upon yon and your children
.Tinto the third and fourth generation."
iAs t ere were no heirs to misfortune
or otherwise, this was a dire threat.
?"You'll be a .byword among your
neighbors, working on the holy Sab
bath." *
She war now the visible Marthy,for
mounticg the stairs she stood in the
'bedroom door, in one hand ? fork,in
the other a dish towel, while righteous
indignation showed forth in every
'*&$f??oT~"Silas beat a hasty ret.eat by
.putting his head into a bowl of water.
! ' Splash, splash! "B?ckon ? mnst
lave slept kinder hard, Marthy Ann,".
splash, splash, "lest all count on the
days ?nd thought it was a Saturday,"
splosh, splash:
Marthy Ann retreated somewhat
mollified, but on the fourth step she
'turned back to announce that the
"bacon was done toa turn and the
icoffee biled."
! -AU during breakfast Silas was very
quiet
"It do beat all how a man can get
BO turned 'bout," he said. "Beckon
.we'll have to buy one of them new
fangled calendars over at Hick's
'store. "
! "No need of them sort of things
round here, Silas Higgins. All the
calendar that's wanted is the work
done regular like. 'Pe*rs you've got
?no' faith in my reckoning."
Silas had all faith imaginable, and
hastened to inform her of the fact,
while he offered his best team to go to
meeting.
' "The parson's laid up with rheu
miticks," replied Marthy, "I saw
the doctor driving over yonder yester
day, and he reckoned the pa-son
.wouldn't get to preach in a fortnight
There comes Pete now; wonder what's
bringing him over here!" i
By this time Pete had opened the
kitchen door on a crack, thrusting his
frowsy head, and presently his whole
body, into the narrow space.
"I eay!" he began, at the same time
describing a circle with his bare toes
on the floor. "No, pa says will yer
loan him a A-am; tl.zxe is a Leap of
hay wants hauling, and he celkerlates
on some rain 'fore !}ug."
"Law sakes!" said Marthy Ann, be
fore Silas could speak; "what's hap
pened to the men folks! Guess your
ma don't know of such doings! Yer
go straight home and tell yer pa we'll
not lend a hand to su eh wickedness
and evil ways. He's cut his wisdom
teeth, I reckon, a good time past and
ought to be knowing better. Now
you cnn give him that message
straight,"
Pete stared only long enough to
take a good stave at Mrs. Higgins,
theu lost no time in leaving her au
gust presence. A few handsprings
and a couple of somersaults brought
him rapidly to his destination; there
he was not long in stirring up the fam
ily wrath by delivering his message in
a decidedly graphic and efficient man
ner. The little Browns declared they'd
"get even," and getting even with the
Browns msant a surplus on their side.
Meanwhile, in happy ignorance of
?what the future held in store, Silas
sat contentedly smoking his pipe on
the front porch. After the dishes had
been washed and put in their place,
Marthy Ann joice Vhim, bringing her
Bible. To be sure, she was no great
hand to read, particularly aloud, for
Silas corrected her pronunciation, and
if Marthy Aun had any weakness it
was to oe at all times and in all places
right; but today, realizing that there
was much evil influence abroad, she
felt it incumbent upon her to read
some good, wholesome truths to Silas,
and try to keep him in the narrow
path.
She had just finisned the ten com
mandments, laying particular stress
ou keepiog the Sabbath day holy,
when a carryall came lumbering along
the road, filled to overflowing with
the yonth aa'd beauty from the village.
They were so happy among themselves,
siugiug the popular aira with such
zest, that they passed the two on the
porch unnoticed.
ICHT.
Among tho troes dim breezes wake;
The brunches shake;
The moon comes up; faint odors swayi
And, ray on ray,
A blur o? pearl-, about the lake,
Their Hutu moons the lilies lay.
. The moon above,
The flowers benCRtfr,
Like dreams ol f?ve
Their i??lnour breathe,
?o? ciy Soul,
The dreams of thoo
Make glad the whot?
Of life for rte,
idlson Cawei?, ?a Saturday EvenlDg Patt.
OPT THE SMTH.
tT HEEKEREN. .
"Some folks thinks the Lord's laid
np with the rheUmiticks, " Martha
groaned, "along with tho parson; but
they'll S?d themselves mistook. It's
no decent folks that'll be having their
acquaintance. I've lived nigh tin to
20 years 'bout thes? parts, and t never
seed snell goings on."
Marthy Ann took good pains to wait
?or their return-, and planted herself
by the gate. A's they neared the
house Josh Blinkly reined in his
horses.
"Afternoon, Mrs. Higgins; nice
weather,only the dust is smothering."
Martha held herself rigidj not ?
muscle moved, whil? Josh-,, iii a dilem
ma at her Strange behavior, hid his
confusion under a pr?teuse of flecking
tire di?s off of old Charley's back.
There was a giggle from the back
seat which proved too much for Mar
thy Ann.
"Remember the Sabbath day to keep
it holy, "was all she said, but she
turnod her back On tue wayward sin
ners, and marched straight up the
path and into the house, leaving -Tosh
to whip up his horses and drive on.
'Tm awfully sorry for Siiasj" said
the offending giggler; "it do s?eui
that Marthy Ann Higgins g?ts mor?
oranky every day.'*
Mrs. Silas Higgins w?s noted for
miles round for having the snowiest
linen on the line. "Give it a good
sunning," she said, "get your wash
out early, and don't be in a hurry
fetching it in." So on the following
morning, true to her principles, she
was up betimes, got her breakfast but
of the way, sending Silas off half ah
hour earlier than usual, then g?ttiug
the tubs out on the back porch? set to
work.
It was with great satisfaction that
she viewed her snowy sheets as they
swayed back and forth in the soft sum
mer breeze, and thought within her
self that Mrs. Brown wculdu't yet b?
thro.ugh her breakfast dishes;
She had nearly finish- i starching
Silas' shirt when a BI 'den sound
made her drop the ] >ce on tti?
ground. "For the land a sake! ther?
goes the meeting house, bell; What's
up now, I wonder? I've a great mind
to mn over to Deacon White's and
see if they know." But a look at th?
work still on hand determined her to
remain at home,and<she went on deft
ly pinning the shirts seam to seam
and the ?oWels lapping.
At dinner she questioned Silas as
to the bells, but he hadn't heard them,
and guessed she was dreaming; still to
satisfy her he'd drive down to the vil
lage and inquire.
"Yon might fetch up that barrel of
flour from the station as you come
back, and just leave this bundle at
Widow Jones'". " So Silas harnessed
Bobbin to the cart, and, taking from
the top peg in the hall his old straw
hat, he started on his errand.
As Marthy Ann was passing a win
dow in the hall on her way upstairs to
"tidy up a bit," she was s'aitled by
the strange appearance of her wash,
aud, hurrying down, was still more
snrprised, for in tho place of her linen
hung great squares of white paper
bearing this inscription: "Keep the
Sabbath Day Holey."
"Humph!" she ejacu'ated, "some
people are small." And tearing down
the offending placards she replaced
the clothes which had been thrown in
a heap to one side. If she had looked
close, she would have found n fresh
gap in the hedge . which divided the
Browns' furm frrm theirs.
"I've had mord scares than enough
today," she thought as she sat down
to her darning. "Whatever makes
the folks stop at our gate aud stare, I
don't knov. Lord deliver me from
company ou a Monday."
Just then there came a knock at the
front door, and Marthy -Ann's heart
failed; still she could rise to any occa
sion, aud she did so now, lotting her
visitor in none too graciously.
t It was Deacon White, dressed in
his meeting clothes and carrying his
Bible under his arm. Putting his silk
hat nuder the chair, he sat down by
Marthy's side.
"I reckon you'll not mind if I go
on with my work," said Marthy Ann,
breaking off the cotton with her teeth;
"there's a heap to do somehow today
and a big wash. Your folks through?"
"Sister Higgins," answered the
deacon, and his voice was almost pa
thetic, "let us pray!" i'ud down went
the good mun on his knees, first
speadiug his bandana handkerchief on
the floor.
Possibly Marthy Ann's Bpirit re
belled against putting down the un
finished darn, but she followed the
deacon'? lead, vigorously emphasizing
her "Amens" as he prayed for those
who broke the sanctity of the Sabbath.
As they rose from their knees the
deacon took her hands.
"Sister Higgins, you've beeu reck
oned one of the elect round herc since
you experienced change of heart, and
I'm powerful glad that you feel you're
a sinner-"
Marthy Ann stepped back and stared
at her visiter in amazement.
"I cac'r.late on doing my duty, dea
con; there's some mighty black sheep
in the fold that need looking after
more than me."
The deacon shook his head sadly.
Here wan a flagrant case, needing all
his eloquence to bring the erring sin
ner home.
"I'll not say but you're a good wife
and keep Silas Higgins' home in order;
but, sister, it would be better to ?mt
off your work till another day, and not
do washing on'a Sabbath, neglecting
the meeting and setting a bad example
?ti?.
ty
"Tho Sabbath!"interrupted Murtby
Ann. "This ain't no Sabbath! Didn't
I wash on a Monday last week? Landy
me, deacon, I didn't! I washed ? Sat
urday, thinking Saran Briggs would
be over. She didn't come, Bo I went oh
regular zik?; ?na s'? this is the holy
Sabbath; .'and me profaning it like
that!"
And "down she went ol! ina' heap;"
aa the deacon expressed it ?afterward!
Just Wen Silas came up the road;
his hat pushed down ?ver his eyes*.
There was no barrel in his cart,and the
bundle fdr Widow J-ri^s still lay be
side him ou the seat. As he came np
the path he halted in front of the
washing which hung dazzlingly white
before his eyes. Yee? anyone could
seo tfyafe Wash a mil'o off, a fact of
whicli he was wont to be very proud,
but today he wished it was black; lid:
green, any color than white; he put
out his hands to remove thia offending
sheets, but habit was strong, arid
glancing hastily at the house, he re
placed the clothespins and walked od.
Marthy Ann never looked rip as he
came in-, but sij Still with her head
between her hands-. Foi- the fir?t time
iu many years Silas felt himself grow
ing bigger, more self-assured; digni
fied. It was ari awful temptation t'?
tell M?rthy Ann that it was alt ber
fault, arid that she was the one who
had made him turri a Saturday into ?
Suuday, and a Sunday into a Mbudayt
but he didn't. He only walked, over
to where she sat arid stooping.dowri;
kissed her, while the deacou slipped
but the back door.
There now hangs in the Higgins'
parlor, right where the light falls
well on it, a highly decorated but
very useful calendar.-Good House
keeping.
JEWELRY OF P?LISHE? W?OD.
Kedrly 8200,000 Worth of It Sold nt the
TVorloVs Fillr;
The polishing works of this city are
now engag?d On th? stupendous job
bf g?tt?ug ont $1,000,000 worth of
polished chalcedony, or petrified wood,
to be taken to the Paris exposition.
This petrified wood is hauled from its
native heath iii Arizona; a dib tau co o?
Sixty-five miles, to a railroad and then
shipped to this city to 'be cdt aud
polished, this being the only plac? in
thc world having such facilities fdr
treating the p?trification, which is
seveu-tenths as hard as diamond. It
is shipped here in great logs and
stumps; weighing many tons each, just
as th?y bav? laid for riia?y hges dur
ing the process required by nature to
turn th? wood iuto beautiful ?nd var
iegated colors of stou?. The process
of sawing the stone up in shape for
polishing is most tedious; the huge
machinery used for the purpose being
able to saw only from ari inch to three
inches a day into it-. After being cut
and polished the stone is worked up
into every conceivable shape, from
cuff-buttons t > tops of centre tables,
&nd great columns which, cost a smell
fortune-. All kinds of jew.elry are
made from it ais well as trinkets and
handsome articles suitable for sou
venirs;
One of the chief attractions at the
World's fair was the exhibit of chal
cedony, which had been polished and
prepared in this city. It is stated
that during the fair sales of this stuff
were more than $30,000 a month.
The great exhibit which is to be
made in Paris will be a wonderful ad
vertisement for Sioux Falls, for tho
reason that nowhere else on earth is
there machinery, mammoth, yet deli
cate enough to saw, polish and put
into shape the variety of articles that
will ba on exhibition.-Sioux Falls
Journal.
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
An Oswego (N. Y.) man, Ephraim
Latulip, is the latest ono to claim that
he has re-di.'covered the lost art of
hardening cojjper. He says he eau
make it as tough as steel, so that it
will hold and carry au edge as keen as
a razor. His brother is the mau who
made a cannon of rawhide.
A fine specimen of Albino deer was
shot by Oliver Whyte of Boston,
while on a trip with three companions
in the Schoodic region of lakes ab-M
one hundred miles from Bangor. Ti
animal was almost entirely whit;
weighed about two hundred poundt
and the antlers were the largest of any
seeu in that region by the local guides.
An industrious California wood
pt,J"er stored 1000 acorns in a section
of tree measuring four feet in length
and thirty-four inches in diameter.
The tree grew iu a vineyard in Oak
ville, Napa county, and each acorn
fitted so neatly in the hole that the
farmer who found them wondered
whether the bird made the holes to fit
the acorns or selected the latter to fit
the holes.
Two churches possess trees growing
within their walls.. One is at Boss,
the other at Kempsey, in Worcester,
England. The latter treo is well de
veloped, and grows from tho tomb of
Sir Edmund Wilde, which stands on
the left side of the chancel. Another
strauge growth is to be Been at Ciyru
nog, a small village in Carnarvonshire.
On the north side of the New Inn,
the gatehouse attached to Plas-y-bryu,
the summer home of a member of Par
liament, a large tree grows, having no
visible connection with the earth. It
Bprings out of the wall above the
kitchen door, its roois being firmly
embedded in the building.
The native inhabitants of the Malay
peninsula and several of the Indian
tribes of our own country never per
mit their hair to be cut Tho hair of
chiefs of the Crow tribes grew to a
length of ten fefit. The men of the
Latookas, oue of the African tribes,
uever cut their hair, but nllowing it
to grow, weave it into most wonder
ful shapes. Tho thick, crisp wool is
woven with fine twine made from the
bark of a tree until it represents a
network of felt. As the hair grows it
is subjected to the same process nnd
trained iuto the shape of a helmet.
A rim about two inches deep is formed,
aud the front part of this hair helmet
is protected by a piece of polished i
copper, while a pieco of the same
metal, shaped like thu halt' of a bish
op's mitre, and about one foot in
length, forms the crest. The helmet
ie then adorned with numerous vari
colored beads.
fi belled /tcco?kt ?f m '
DravM crt th
Cable dispatches have already giv?
the general outline qf, tlialfritisU ?gL.
With the Boera at ?landslaagteV bra
many .interesting details still remain
to' be toidi. Bain began td fall heavily
at 5:30 and pt that hour it. was sp dark
that General White decided tliat an
immediate ?ttack on tho Boers' posij
tiou wa3 necessary. Intermittent
shelling had beeii going on most of
the day dri both sides; some bf-birr
volunteer commands usiug rather an
tiquated muzzle loaders which 'hit
comparatively little effect. In th?
afternoon the regular artillery tdok.tti
the running and from that time du thc
position of the Boers became exoeedj:
ingly difficult: As. Colon ol Schiel saic?
after his capture: "You couldn't shop?
for nuts in the morning, but you told
us a different story in tho afternoon."-j
GENEI
Tho Boers held a very strong pcs
Here they had pitched their camp.. C
Order on the left; the Imperial Ligt
the Light Horse gained the top of tl
where their artillery was placed. It
tie ended with the complete rout ol
L?ndon Daily Graphic.
, But in the afternoon we could see
hundreds of Boers forming on the top
C'-f the spur, just above the spot where
their main battery was planted. Our
artillery was turned upon them and
through field glasses we watched the
awful effect of tho fir?. Two shells at
least burst right among a mass of three
or four hundred men and tho result
was afterward told by a wounded pris
oner who was carried into Ladysmith
AN INCIDENT OP THE ACTION AT ELAND
SLAAGTE.
(A Boor shell burst undera limber of tbe
Twenty-Urst Field Battery, shuttering it
to atoms.)
by the ambulance train: "It was sim
ply slaughter," he said, "it wasn't
fighting." He had been .wounded
three times in as many seconds.
- At 0 o'clock the movement which
General White had planned for the
arp?se of turniug the enemy's flank
ik effect and from tho wild .fire of
ir artillery we know that they were
difficult position. Then the mas
kt y fire was resumed more fiercely
than ever and above the sharp crack
of the Lee Metfords we could hear the
eternal quacking of tho Maxims and
the hammering of the field batteries.
Then the leading British regiments
began to converge upon the face of the
Boer position, the Gordons from the
top of the hill, the Manchesters from
the left aud the Devons in front. Be
side the Gordous chergedthe troopers
of tho Imperial Light Horse who had
left their mounts at the foot of the hill
EATTLE OF ELANDSLAAGTE-CHARGI
in order to be in at the death. Gen
aral French leadiug the Gordons,
yelled: "Come along, boys; this is the
hottest business I have over been in,"
and his men responded to their leader's
shout iu a manner which showed they
were determiuod tu add to the laurel.0,
won at Dargal. Close beside General
French was Colonel Scott Chisholme,
who was leading tho Imperial Light
Horse, a corps which under his care
FIERCEST
wm umm,
Fight; illustrated by pictures |f?
\e Battlefield:
fal training has attained a degree of
f>erfection rarely acquired by irregu
?r trdopsi . Colonel Chisholme was
shot three times in lesa than half a
minute. A Mauser bullet tore through
his thigh biit he still struggled for
ward: A moment later he was hit
f?ll iri the chest: ,? trooper, ?aught
him as he stumbled and,said; "Hadn't
you better .RO' back; Colonel?" , Be
fore Chisholme could answer a third
.bullet pierced his brain.
Everyone knows by this time how
the hill was carried by the bayonets
?'f tho .Gordons,' how the Devon's capj
tared the enemy's niachine gnus and
flags-au?'how bur cavalry r?serve in
the falling darkness took up,the p?r
Is?ifc of 'the fleeing enemy: A party o'f j
lancers caught a number ?f fleeing
Boers some three miles from the bat- ?
UVIEW OF THE BATTLE OF ELANDSL,
?"'-along tli? top of tho ridge,* on the 1
fantry attack was "magnificent. Tl
were in the centre, and the Go
and drove tho Boers back ovei
thi&?parfc of the fight that the
aers', who ; abandoned their gnus.
tlefield. They charged through the
enemy once and then turned and
charged again, killing it is said at
least one hundred. There were some
awful incidents in that night pursuit.
One lancer drove his Janee right
through two Boers who were riding
on one horse; nnother pinned a
burgher to the neck cf the man's
horse and a third killed a Boer who
was pleading for mercy, saying, as he
sent his lance through the man's body:
"You didn't show us any mercy at
Majuba."
Even after the enemy had aban
doned his ground and darkness had
fallen it was by nb means safo to walk
over the battlefield. Boer stragglers
hung around tho kopjes and fired on
everybody who looked like au Eng
lishman whether he happened to bo a
hospital worker or not. Major Woods,
while attonding Lieutenant Bradley
of the Gordon Highlanders, was fired
upon by a Boer officer, who was
promptly shot on the spot, Near
where he fell a number of explosive
cartridges were found such as are
used in the shooting of big game.
General regret is expressed by our of
ficers that the Boers whom they re
spect aB first-class fighters should in
jure their reputation by using mis
siles that are not countenanced hythe
rules of civilized warfare.
Trumpeter Sherlock, of the Fifth
Lancers, is, however, more popular
with the men than either French or
Hamilton. He is not much more than
fourteen years old, aud, while he can
n? Carry a lance, he is allowed to
hive-'a revolve: with which he shot
three Boers in the Elandslaagte fight.
It is needless to nay that he is the
special idol of his regiment, the Fifth
Lancers. It may interest people to
kiow that Sherlock is literally a child
of the regiment, having been boru in
the barracks of a garrison town where
the Fifth Laucers, of which his father
wis a member, were doing duty. He
wis what is called in ludia "a lino
bi
SQUADRON, FIFTH LANCERS.
Pto Boer allegation that the Fifth
(Bitish) Lancers massacred sixty
bu'ghers at Elandslaagte after they
hal thrown down their arms is ro
ceviug confirmation in private letters
fran the lancers themselves. One
ofiper writes in a,letter published in
tili Londou Times as follow,*:
?'After the enemy were driven out
ort of our squadrons pursued and got
rijht in among thom in the twilight,
aud most excellent pig-sticking ensued
for about ten minutes, tba bag being
about sixty. One of our men stuck
? CHACE SOEB DATTEBY.
(These BUDS hrti maniJ.od by artillery ex
perts from oilier armies,- mainly German
n nd French)'.
his lance through tyo, killing both a6
one thrust. Had it not been getting
dark we should have killed many
more."
A dragoon corporal told a London
Chronicle correspondent:
"The Boer's fell off their horses and
rolled ?morig the rocks, biding their
heads with their arms, calliug for
mercy'/ calling ta be shot^-anything
AAGTE.
eft hand of which rises a conical hill,
te Devons skirmished out in very open
rdons on the right. The Gordons and
. the. plateau to, the. western end of .it,
Gordons lost so many men.' T?a bat
-Special ?i'tiat-Correspoifc?enfc of the
to escape a stab from those terrible
lances through their backs and bowels.
But not many escaped. We just gave
them a good dig as they lay. Next
day most of the lances were bloody."
Another lancer trooper writes of the
same incideut: .
"We got a charge at them. They
threw np their arms and fell on their
knees for mercy, but we were told not
to give them any, aud I can assure
you they got uoue. We went along
sticking our lances through them. It
was a terrible thiug."
A New Occupation For Women.
The first woman I have seen acting
as au advertising "sandwich" now
parades Sixth avenue, Broadway, New
York City, and the cross streets that
are devoted to shopping, and carries
upon her breast and back, reaching
from her neck to her knees, illumi
nated boards that make known the
merits of a new brand of five-cent
cigars. She is a good-looking girl,
with a fresh complexion and blond
hair, evidently of foreign parentage,
and rather shabbily dressed. She
appears to be entirely indifferent to
the stares of surprise and the com
ments that are directed at the un
usual spectacle and saunters slowly
along among the multitudes of shop
pers, gazing into the show windows
and often stopping to inspect their
attractions. Hundreds of men earua
scanty living in this way, and I sup
pose a good-looking girl should not be
prevented from accepting such em
ployment if she caunot find something
more suitable to her sex.-Chicago
Record.
The Tlckci.Seller and the l.:uly.
She was quite a well-dressed woman
waiting for tho 10 o'clock train, and
it was then 9.30.
"How long will it be until that 10
o'clock train goes?" she asked at the
ticket window.
"Thirty minutes, madam," replied
the clerk suavely.
"Will I have time to go out and buy
something?"
"That will depend upon circum
stances, madam."
. "I just want to go across the street."
"Where is your money?"
This was a queer question to *>sk
and the lady rather resented it.
"In my pocket, of course," she an
swered somewhat testily.
"Then you have scarcely time,
madam," said the clerk with gravity,
aud the lady flirted herself away from
the window in a dudgeon.-Detroit
Freo Press. , .
A Genuine Juvenile Depurtmeut.
George William and Boyal Ellis
Purcell, sons of Royal E. Purcell, of
the Vincennes (Ind.) Sun, run a col
umn of news matter in their father's
paper, every item in which is about
boys and girls. One boy writes the
news and the other sets the type, and
they are paid for their work each week.
The ages of these embryo newspaper
men are ten and eleven years, respect
ively.
Novel Decision of it Court.
While remodelling a farm-house j
which Henry D. Murren bought iu St. j
Louis County recently, the workmen ?
found au iron pot which contained j
$300 in gold coin. Thc courts decreed 1
that the money belonged to Murren, !
and not to the mau of whom he bought ,
tho property.-New York Sun.
There is no such word iu correct
English as "alright" or "allright."
Tho expression "all right" :3 entirely
proper.
JAMES B. WALKER. NABKL?
COTTON FACTORS,.
827 REYNOLDS ST., AUGUSTA, GA.
STRICT PERSONAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO ALL BUSINESS.
THE BEST FACILITIES FOR HANDLING AND SELLING
EITHER SQUARE, RECTANGULAR OR ROUND BALES.
MODERN STANDARD FIREPROOF WAREHOUSE.
LIBERAL ADVANCES ON ALL CONSIGNMENTS.
ID TIES ALSO FOR SALE.
If "5TO-U. Want
KE/NTUeKg WHISKER,
ORDER IT FROM KENTUCKY.
Send Us $3.00 and We Will Ship You Four (1) Full
Quarts of The Celebrated Old
Cav?
Bourbon or 3FLy<
Expressage Paid (To any point in TJ. S. Eastof Denvei * (
ly packed without marks indicating cor
AUG. COLDEWEY
No. 231 W. Main Street, Lonisvi
EST. 1848. ? REFERENCE, A -
If so, write to the Southern Paint Cc . ffiE
cure their price list. They can give.
than you can get elsewhere. They do .
sell at less price than those who do. TU?J is a S
should be patronized by Southern people. The
will arrange to secure paints for any of his subs'
to order through the ADVERTISER. This pai
body so that buyers can edd Linseed oil o
further, and save money, as the oil will cost cb
Write to the company telling them what colo: .
much, and price will be given. The paint conta ttui I
and a guarantee goes with every can, barrel aud
The Commercial Hotel,
607 TO 619 BROAD STREET, i "5HSTA, GA.
L.P. PETTyjOH/N, Proprietor.
First Class in Every Respect.
Larger sample rooms, more front rooms, and more first
floor rooms than any hotel in the city. Trains pass
Broad street two doors from Hotel entrance.
European Plan, r<ooms 50 and 75 Cents Per Day.
W. J. RUTERFORD. R. B. MORRIS.
W. J. Rutherford & Co.,
Manufacturers of
And Dealers In
Lime, Cement Plaster, Hair, Eire
Brick, Fire Clay, Ready Roof
ing And Other Material.
^fc*-Write Us For Prices.
CORNER REYNOLDS and WASHINGTON STREETS, AUGUSTA, GA
9
JOHNSTON, 5. C.
Furniture and Household Goods,
Wagons, Buggies, Harness, Saddles, Eic.
-Have Just Purchased a* New and
BEAUTIFUL HEARSE.
Calls by Telephone promptly answered nud attended to.

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