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THC NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA
L. C. HAYN3, Proa't. F. G. FORD, Cashier.
Un.ll vK.cil Profita }.?110,000.
Fnotlitlvs of our macnlfleent Now Vntilt
containing 410 Safety-Lock Bosos. Differ
ent Sizes aro .?fforei? to our patrons and
ino public at $3.00 to $10.00. per annum.
L. C. Hayne,
Chas, C. Howard,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 22. 1902.
j For Laye, Lita
LBy W. S. !
Four o'clock in the afternoon. Peo
ple * ho - were going down Cort
landt - street stepped quickly to
one side. These who were
coming up did likewise. This ac
tion made a free passageway for a
man who was hastening at the top of
his speed to the ferry. When he came
to whtre another street . intersected'
Cortlahdt he dodged in and out be
tween thc.wagons with surprising agil
ity and without perceptibly slackening
He was a peculiar-locking man.
Scarcely live feet tall, with shoulders
of the breadth of a large and portly
man, a large head, set upon a thick,
short neck, a derby hat two sizes too
large resting on bb prodigious ears,
and exposing a broad, " bulging fore
head; small at '.he waist, with slender
legs bowed almost to deformity, and
4o:s that lapped over each other as he
npa, he attracted scrutinizing atten
tion. . -XX. Li
Some of the people who mado way for
him stopped and ga7.ed after him un
fil he was lost to sight by the filling
up of the gap which had been made to
let him pass. Even the stalwart po
liceman, who carefully guards the foot
steps of the almost constant throng of
pedestrians to and from the ferry,
momentarily relaxed his vigilance, as
the dwarf shot by him. and rushed into
the ferry-house, ff the people who saw
the dwarf had suspected his errand he
would have been surrounded as by a
He passed the ticket punchers be
fore they*.had time call upon him to
halt. By the time they thought of
their duty, the dwarf was tapping a
man on thc r ?m. This man stoou
near thc. gate leading to the boat,
which -was just coming in.
The man whom the dwarf tapped on
the arm was fully six feet tall. Ho
wac dressed in the somewhat worn and
ill-fitting garments of a laborer. Over
his right eye was a green patch. His
beard was two day3 old, and he had
been clean shaven when a razor latt
touched bte face. His slouch hat was
pulled well down on his forehead.
The dwarf spoke to thc man as he
turned about and bent his head down
"But I cannot come, Jimmy," he
Again the* dwarf spoke to him in a
whisper. Then the two turned away
together. They went directly "jto the
Sixth avenue elevated station, the
dwarf walking behind. When they
reached. Twenty-eighth street it was
dark and rain was falling.
'UTWLJiWhere- -they- turned "Tip""'"''Towri,
walked a few minutes, aud the dwarf's
companion paused. When Jimmy
came up he said:
"You must go in.."
"But I cannot.'.'
"She is waiting for you."
The man wont up the steps, reaching
the threshold just as the dcor opened.
He stepped inside. The door closed.
Jimmy Avaited until he heard a sob just
as the door was closing. Then he hur
ried away. His work was orly partly
He walked briskly, and in a little
while ascended the steps of a residence
on .Madison avenue. The door opened
before he tad touched the bell. He
went inside and a young woman closed
the- door. Thc dwarf followed her up
one flight of stairs into a sitting room,
which was evidently her own. When
she-had closed the door she said:
"He is with his mother."
"Thank you, Jimmy. You may go."?
When the dwarf had gone the young
woman stood looking apparently at the
figures of the carpet at her feet. But
if she had ever known what the fig-1
ures were, they were then as far from,
her thoughts as the date of the dis
covery that the world was round. This,
young woman was Elizabeth T)alow.
She was -not beautiful. Her face was
too strong for beauty. But a novice in
character reading must have seen that
she would be impressive anywhere.
Passing into another room, she
quickly returned in a mackintosh and'
was ready to go out She passed,
quietly down the stairway, opened the
door gently, and a moment later was
walking swiftly down the avenue.
Later she passed up the steps where
the dwarf had left thc man with the
green patch over his eye. The door
opened at her touch. She. too. was
evidently expected. An elderly woman
conducted her to a room at the rear
of the hall, smothering lier sobs as
vthey went. Fefore she touched the
door knob she turned in response to a
hand upon hnr shoulder. Elizabeth
spoke-only z. word:
Then they entered the room. Both
stood looking at each other. The eyes
of the elder woman were suffused with
tears, those of Elizabeth were filling,
but her face was no longer stern.
"He is here?"
"Sha? I see him?"
Mrs. Julia Gaylord was CO years of
age. Her face was sweet, pure, woman
ly-such a face as a boy who loves his
mother never forgets, as a man in
stinctively trusts, and is better for the-,
trusting, as her husband had been, and
who had died Raving a smile in return
for a kiss that had opened for him the
gates to the visible sunshine of eternal
day. Mrs. Gaylord left the room, soft
ly closing the door behind her. -
In a few minutes the door opened
and a young man entered. He was
neatly and carefully dressed. Tall,
slender, pale, ami with his eyes upon
the floor, he advanced to the middle
of the room. His face was clean
shaven. Elizabeth sobbed, but her
courage did net escape. She arose,
went up to bim and said:
"I am glad you arc here."
He raised his T:ead. He coul l rot.
speak at first, however hard he tried.
Tears came to bis eyes and then ran
dowjx .his face. Again 'Elizabet h said
and there was that in her voice to give
a much weaker man strengiu:
pty and Honor. 5
Young Gaylord's voice came to him.
"This means State prison."
Elizabeth shuddered, but William u-d
not. ' For a moment he was the
stronger of the two. At length she
Young Gaylord looked at her as if he
scarcely comprehended. Then she
"There is always hope."
This roused him and brought him
back to himself. He said:
"Not for me."
"Let us see. Tell me all."
"Have you not heard?"
"Something from my father, but per
haps not all. Tell me"
"Tn four words: I robbed the bank."
"Yes, I know. But that is not- all,"
and Elizabeth gently laid her hand on
his arm. "1 have come to see yon," she
added, "to help you, if I can. Will you
not trust me? I am, I knew, only a
woman but, I trust, a true woman, and
one who must be convinced that her
ideal of true manhood is unworthy of
her faith before she will give that
"My trust in you tells' me that there
is something yet to be uncovered, and
may not one as leal as I am claim all
loyalty from you? Tell mc all, William,
and then I can decide f~- jnyself that
which I cannot. permit even .you,
under a cloud beyond which I cannot
see, to decide for me. Come, then,
tell me all."
The young man looked at her stead
fastly a moment and then sahl :
"I will tell you all. But, why should
I? It may break your heart for, sure
ly, it will shatter your faith where I;
had rather be adjudged a felon than
have it broken. Besides, you may not
believe me. Your father is the presi
dent of the bank." .
"But I will believe you-I must be
lieve you. My faith, unto thc pleading
of my heart, is pledged. My trust in
you is immutable until you have made
my mind turn traitor to yourself, and
lcd it to doubt my own sincerity. Do,
William, tell me all."
"Why should I break your heart, and
destroy in you a trust which' must
make you miserable for life, and make
you despise mc forever? It is hotter
that I should bear this burden alone,
for by so doing I may retain, or at
least some time regain, some share in
"William, I love you! Now, tell me
all." , - . -, j |vV
Young Gaylord hesitated only un ?I
tie had looked' into her ul^dl^-lc^?5 _
w(fr?3I?jiu. nuw^wagpecP^rrf^own?' He
saw her love in all its sweetness and
purity unfolded as plainly as lie had
xn hour before seen the anguish upon
iiis stricken-mother's fabe. He spoke:
"God forgive mc if.T do wrong! You
remember. Elizabeth, that two years
ago I was made cashier of the bank
by your father. My hands were then as
.lean of crime as ruy mother's name
ivas above suspicion. I worked faith
fully. My salary was small. I do not
plead uns in extenuation of my error,
jut it was wholly out of comparison
with my duties. The directors were
:-lcsc fisted men. At the end of a year
[ asked for a larger salary.
"The directors said they could get
competent and more experienced men
Cor what I was receiving. My good
mother had only income enough to sus
tain her properly, and my salary bare
ly kept me decently. I saw no pros
pect of making a home of my own.
But I plodded along. Eagerness to ad
vance in thc world sharpens, the wits.
One day I discovered that the dirccVors,
your father included, were speculating
in a mining trust. One discovery Ted '
to another. I was not long finding, out
that they sometimes used the bank
deposits to add to their personal gains.
"lt was easy for me to persuade my
self that if the officers could make
money in this way, I could-not.fail to
do so. Six montos ago I began* to use
my own money... I had saved nearly a
thousand dollars. I went into the min
ing trust. At first I made a little
money, and I had $1500.. Then I went
deeper. Meanwhile the bank's officers
were speculating. Thc trust began to
go backward and I began to steal.
The officers were doing the same. They
could keep going because their oppor
tunities were better. They had easier
access to the funds.
"The deposits were running low.
Three days ago the officers called me
into their private room. They had
discovered' my speculations and told me
so. I confessed, and asked for three
days in which to make my losses good.
They knew that, they were, like my
self, guilty, and perhaps mistrusting
how much I knew, they granted my re
quest. Then I thought of you. Your
father must go with the crash. I could
not drag him down and disgrace you.
I determined to run away, and before
I went one of the directors, more bold
than the rest, came and told my mother
that I was a defaulter.
She would not believe him, but I
was in the house, and when confronted
by them I confessed my guilt, but made
no explanation beyond the mere con
fession. This .afternoon I, having
cleanly shaved ray face two days be
fore, procured a second-hand suit of
clothing in exchange for others, and
was in the ferry house when Jimmy
founrl me and urged me to come back.
Why I did not resist him I do not
know; only that you had sent him. I
simply could not go. and 1 returned.
Tomorrow my'mother will beggar
herself to try to save me. If she fails
and I almost pray Heaven she may
I must go to jail." '.' ..* 1
Here young Gaylord broke down com
pletely. Elizabeth did not". She still
clasped his hand,but yhe almost choked
as she said:
"And this is all?"
"And my father was as guilty as the
Gaylord bowed his head. Then
"I believe you. You shall not go to
"It was for me you hid ray father's
crime. Surely my love can save you,.
I and In it you can never again g?
astray. If you could do this much fof
me, my womanhii'1 would he false
hearted to falter in my duty. Wait
here for me until to-morrow. I will
come. I will go to your mother now."
Mrs.' Gaylord's pillow was wet with
tears that night, but they were the
teare of gratitude, and peace came tc
her like a ray of hope that never leaves
a sombre shadow, from the Giver of
every good and perfect gift.
The remainder of this story is quick
ly told. What Elizabeth said to her
father will never bc repeated in words,
but it had its full and perfect effect.
She reUirncd to young Gaylord the next
evening, and this is what, she said to
"William, my mission has been a suc
cess. I Sieved you and I know that
you told me thc truth. You aro a free
man. Before I rested last night my
father, confronted with your words,
confessed all. I went with him to the
bank today and faced the directors
willi him. Iiis head was only one of
all thc rest that burned, suffused with
shame. I demanded your freedom, and
my father then admitted 'hat thc trust
had advanced again and that thc b^flk
was now as solvent as ii ever had bwn,
Even your investment had made *ia
"Indeed, there was something said
about the profits pained, and I then
demanded a promise from each sepa
rate individual that not one penny of
this gain should ever bc touched by
a single officer of the bank. The prom
ise was made, and, Wiiliam, you will
promise, too? I know, my love, you
will." And as he promised her, tears
mingled with his own, while Mrs..Gay.
lord lifted up her voice from a heart
overflowing with gratitude to Him who
has promised to be mindful of the
William Gaylord and Elizabeth
Dalow, his wife, ave living in the West,
happy and as nearly well contented as
loving man and wife can bc. she stiil
doing him honor, and he as proud of
her as an honest man caa bc of a pure
and loving woman.
If any man or woman is disposed to
doubt the truth of this story of real
life in all essential details, lc: it bc said
that it is true, and that there aro
men-for the incident is not of remote
date-who can verify it almost within
reach of thc writer's hand. This is but
one incident of its kind.
Arc there any more?-New York
CUAINT AND CURIOUS,
If great cold should condense the
earth's atmosphere to liquid air it
would make a sea which would cover
the earth 35 feet deep.
The stick insect of Borneo, the larg
est insect known, is sometimes 13
inches long. It is wingless, but some
species of stick insects have beautiful
One of the most singular cures for
deafness ever recorded is quoted by i
the Independent Beige, from thc Dutch
papers. An old man ol' 70, living at
Krommeme, who had been deal' for 20
years, got involved in a dispute with
some neighbors and became literally
transported with ra.?;fj. In his semi- j
Jemonjc.d stale ?io suddenly recovered
his hearing, which he has retained
In a remarkable surgical operation.
Dr. Nicholas Senn of Chicago has suc
ceeded in making a new knuckle for
the thumb of Mrs. Thomas M. Hunter,
wife of Alderman Hunter. Two years
ago Mrs. Hunter caught a splinter of
wood under her thumb nail. Inflam
mation set in recently and resulted
in blood poisoning. Dr. Semi removed
tho knuckle and formed a new ono
of strips of bone.
Few persons aro aware that it is
possible to tell lime by tho eye of a
cat. This is done by a close study of
the feline pupil, which contracts and
expands with, groat regularity each
day. Thus, at noon, the pupil of a
cat's eye is contracted into a mere
s3itfc a mere, horizontal line, and at
midnight it is at its largest point of
expansion, being then as big and round
as a grape. With a little study of the
feline optic any one. can easily come
within a quarter or a half-hour of the
time by reference to a cat clock.
.Human skulls arc a strange article
of commerce. Yet such is thc demand
which' has arisen among curiosity deal
ers in Europe for the skulls of New
Guinea native ancestors, which have
ornamented tho poles of native dwell
ings in New Guinea, that the Austral
ian government has inhibited thc
trade. Large prices were offered the
natives for the strange relics, and it
was feared that thc temptation was
becoming so strong that as thc supply
of genuine ancestors ran low illegal
methods of procuring spurious ones
would bc adopted.
The director of tho Orphanage at
Temesvar, in Hungary, has arranged
to hold an "infant market" once a
month, at which all the children at the
Orphanago will oe on view, and at.
which persons desirous of adopting
one or more can inspoel them and take
their choice. The first of these mar
kets passed oh" very successfully.
Thir:y children were on view-boys
and girls between thc ages of one
and 10 years. Nineteen of them were
adopted-five boys and 14 giris. Most
of thom weir? adopted by fairly well
to-do people, ami one foster-mother
went straight to a lawyer's office and
made her newly-adopted child heiress
tc her fortune of $100,000.
I'ennntn I? Afrlc:?.
According to published statistics the
last peanut harvest on the Coromandel
coast yielded 49.000 tons, which with
an oil capacity of 40 per cent., would
produce approximately lit.Hui) tons, or
110,000 barrels of oil. The oil from this
district has not a particularly good
flavor, and is used for thc manufac
ture of soari, says tho Berlin Nachrich
ten. Thc harvest matured carly this
year, and 12r>,ooo halos, sufficient for
20,000 barrels of oil, were sold for de
livery at Marseilles I'M February. On
the coast of Senegal CO.non tons of pea
nuts were harvested. Those nins dc
not contain as much oil but it is of a
finer quality and is used as a substi
tute for olive oil and cottonseed oil.
I % Suspicious Characters jj
I* of the Woods. P
By Willi?nTs. Rice. p
IULE you are in the coun
try and roaming through
fields and thickets indis
criminately,on your btuft
ing or fishing excursions,
let me utter a word $f
caution against the dan
gerous diameters you ute
liable to encounter. j
No, I tlo not refer to tramps, boags
or snakes, but to much more sly ?uni
dangerous foes, the poisonous plants
and shrubs which lurk in every nook
and cranny, and there He in wait for
their victims by every fence posf,
woodland path, pile of boulders, or.
perhaps, on the same premises where
you aro staying.
if you will come along with mc this
beautiful summer morning I will give
you an introduction to these villains
of the plant kingdom. But in case we
accidentally expose ourselves to th$vl
.influence it would be wise if we oW-<
served some precautions. L?t us.carry?
with us a flask of cold water, juffi
lie our antidote for ivy poisoning. The
sun is getting higher in the sky and
we had better bo off before the heat
becomes too great; so como along, and
we will take this shady lane bordered
with locust trees, that leads to the
Bl ream which ilows through Beimel's
"Pooh," I can hear some one exclaim,
"I have often touched poison ivy and
never took it." That's all right. Some
persons are susceptible, while others
are not. By its irregular, coarse
toothed, oval pointed leaves, which
are always grouped in threes, and the
clusters of small greenish white berries
you shall know it.
Rims toxicodendron thc learned
I botanists call it; and isn't that a hig'.i
; sounding name for such a reprobate?
Look at that aged specimen about the
I fence; post, like a highwayman lying
j in wait for the barefoot youngsters
as they climb the fence to take a short
; cut to the swimming hole! In this form
j botanists have given it a special name,
j lt h us radieans. The country people
i of California call this lorin of it
' "poison oak." Now as wo approach
! the thickets of alder which line the
I streams on both sides look sharply
j about you, for there is another sus
! plcious character which belongs to the
j Kims family, hiding among innocent
, shrubs and waiting lo brand his trade
? mark upon you, if you happen to come
j too closely in touch with him. Ile io
I really a dangerous enemy of mankind,
I and his effects are similar to those of
; bis relative, the poison ivy, ouly much
This is the Kims venenata, commonly
known as "poison sumach," and it is
a sturdy shrub from five to twenty
feet in height.
At the base of these alder bushes
grows another three-leaved ivy. "Poison
lyy, sure!" my companion exclaims.
But look carefully and see for your
self. True, there are the three leaves
In a group, almost a counterpart of the
poison Ivy itself; but where, oh where,
are the stout hairy stems and the clus
ters of whitehill berries? Instead you
will notice clusters of purple bean blos
soms or, what follows later, some min
iature limas dangling from the slender
I wiry stem.
J Dig this plant up by the roots, for it
j has a secret hidden from most of ns,
I and I want to tell you about it. Afraid
i to? Why. it isn't poison at all; it is
I only a wild bean vine. Besides the
i fact that it bears green pods above
' ground, it has an underground fruit,
or "hog peanut." as it is called in some
localities. These peanuts are small,
one-seeded pods, and lew persons know
this plant's secret. They aie the seeds
for next year's plants, produced by
queer underground blossoms.
"There on that boulder is a poison
Ivy with live loaves; bc careful!" ls th?]
s.'igo advice my companion oilers nu i
ns wc proceed to investigate thc nev? !
lind. A Ave-leavod poison Ivy! Why,
didn't I just tell you that the poi.soii j
ivy's loaves arc always found arranged
in threes? "Yes, but it looks just Iik??
it," he persists. Now look closely,
There are live leaflets all springing
from the same polut of the stem. They
have a regular saw touih edge, and
the berries are bluish, almost black.
No, this is no relative of the Kims
fiimily, but ls closely allied to tho
grape, .-ind its botanical name is Am*
polopsis quinquefolio, or, commonly,
Virginia creeper. It ls perfectly harm
less, and one of our most beautiful
native climbers.-Harper's Bazar.
Not His Plsli That Was Spoiled,
ile dilled wherever mea! time found
bim. and in consequence in immy dif
ferent rest.-una ii is. It had become a
habit to notice Hie dish which most o?
the other diners had and to order it.
\\ this particular restaurant a fish
finner seemed io be the proper thing.
\.u oldman ?il the next (able was par
ieularly enjoying hU tish. Presently
4ie waiter brought tho stranger his
lortion. He looked askance, sniffed
'reely and remarked to the waiter:
' I ???ny. this fish docs not se^g^^e
"?Ti.-'ycs, sir: yours is nlTTTglit," sa iff
he waiter. "It's the other gent's
vbat's off color," and be motioned
vi?li bis timmi) to Hie ravenous ono
lear by.-New York Tribune.
Tlio Art of Itrcathiiig.
It is possible lo exercise one's whole
>ody, to keep ii strong and well, shu
?ly by breathing properly. Children
fhould be taught to breathe ami to get
nto thc habit of tilling the whole lung
ipacc at each inhalation and of cmpty
ng it completely at each exhalation
riiere is no better way of gening to
deep soon after going to bed than by
)reathing properly. Push away the
ullow and lie Hat upon thc back with
the muscles relaxed. Slowly draw in
che deepest breath possible, hold it for
four seconds, then slowly expel it until
the chest and abdomen have collapsed.
Repeat this process until you are tiree
[ir fall asleep. There aro seores of
ivays of varying tills exercise. lint this
is the essential. Of course, it is as
sumed that one sleeps with his bed
room windows open.
rino House SOO Years OUI.
This is one of the buildings called
"stnburs." which are to be seen in Tele
mark, in Norway. They are built of
pine wood, and most of them (late from
tl. eleventh or twelfth century. They
are storehouses for provisions to be
used during the long winters, and cor.
tain among other things quantities ol
the peculiar hard. Hat, Norwegian
bread or biscuit, which is as thin as a
pancake and thirty inches in diameter.
Many of these buildings are adorned
willi artistic wood carving ami painted
bright red. There ?re wooden ehurche.f
of equal antiqui y.
Tim Sponge nf ?lu- Intellect.
As memory is the sponge ol' ilic in
tellect, we should be careful that the
eyes and ears, which give to it that
which it absorbs, bi' clos-d to all that
is unlovely, unpleasant ami vicious -
New York New.-.
Religious in it met ion is not given iii
Argument to Show It .Dons Not Mean
Vs absent-mindedness indicative of
mental failure? This question is sug
gested by such fads as the large num
ber of unaddressed letters posted each
year. An English contemporary cites
in evidence the official list of articles
left in one year in the Loudon cabs
and omnibuses. It includes 850 canes,
13.000 umbrellas, 2C7 rugs, 742 opera
glasses, 920 articles of jewelry, 180
watches, 3,239 purses, besides birds,
:loi's, cats, otc.
The list seems like a pretty severe
indictment of thc mentaj qualities of
the modern city dweller, and if the
hard-pressed newspaper reporter hap
pens to see it ho will undoubtedly send
off a harrowing syndicate letter to all
thc Sunday editors on this alarming
demonstration of mental degeneracy
of thc twentieth century man. Even
our medical contemporary suggests
thc advisability of those who ride in
omnibuses and who forget things of
consulting a physician.
Thc more marve' us thing, however,
is that they do not forget far more
often than they do. Civilization lias
suddenly increased a thousandfold tho
necessary and synchronous preoccu
pation of the mind. Singleness of at
tention was the predominant charac
teristic of mental action before our
time of bewildering interests and du
ties. Not to have learned thc trick of
poising in the attention at one instant
such a multitude of objects is certain
ly not a demonstration of mental fail
ure, but rather of non-acquirement of
a difficult art.
But the more convincing proof of
thc actual triviality of the amount of
forgetfulness is shown by the compari
son of the number 6f memory slips of
the Londoner with the number who
ride in omnibuses and other public
carriages. Let us double the number
of lost articles and put thc total at
50,000; if now we roughly estimate the
number of rides each day in London,
as at least on the average one for each
twentieth citizen, we calculate in a
year there are surely as many as 100,
000,000 trips made. Consequently, on
the average, a person forgets some ar
ticle once in about every 2.000 trips
The alarmist adviser of consultation
of an alienist for such failures of mem
ory would probably smile at this evi
dence of his own mental failure.
Great Cork I ore*ls of Spain.
The cork forests of Spain cover an
area of 020,000 square milos, producing
the finest cork in the world. These
forests exist in groups and cover wide
belts of territory, those in the region
of Catalonia and part of Barcelonia
being considered the first in import
ance. Although the cork forests of
F:stremadura and Andalusia yj0,^ ^ork
in g "?oin e "excel 1 en F~qu"afi t ks " its con
sistency is less rigid and on this ac
count it does not enjoy the high repu
tation which the cork of Catalonia
In Spain and Portugal where the
cork tree or Quercus suber is indige
nous, it attains to a height varying
from 35 to 60 feet and the trunk to a
diameter of 30 to 00 inches. This
species of the evergreen oaK is often
heavily caparisoned with widespread
ing branches clothed with ovate ob
long evergreen leaves, downy under
neath and thc leaves slightly serrated.
Annually, between April and May. it
produces a dower of yellowish color,
succeeded by acorns. Over 30,000
square miles in Portugal are devoted
to the cultivation of cork trees,
though the tree virtually abounds in
every part of the country.
The methods in vogue in barking
and harvesting the cork in Spain and
Portugal #re virtually the same. The
barking operation is effected when the
tree has acquired sufficient strength
to withstand the rough handling it re
ceives during this operation, which
takes place when it has attained the
loth year of its growth. After the first
stripping thc tree is left in this juven
escent state to regenerate, subsequent
Strippings being effected at intervals
of not less than three years and under
this process the tree will continue to
thrive and bear for upward of 150
Diamonds Loan Favor.
According to an expert writer in
thc Peti: Bleu, tho heyday of diamonds
has gone, at least on the Continent.
Diamonds arc succumbing to three
kinds ol* evolution:
(1) Tho evolution of moral taste.
It is now considered bad form for la
dies and gentlemen to advertise their
wealth by a display of diamonds.
(2) A scientific evolution. Thanks
to this diamonds are so wonderfully
well counterfeited that they are no
longer thc sign of wealth. Thc larger
and thc more numerous Hie diamonds
the more they arc suspected of being
(3) The evolution of artistic taste.
The diamond admits ol' hardly any va
riation in shape or composition.
The great Continental artists of to
day in ihe jewelry line use gold. ,CT,
even copper or iron, and pro'' .ce with
them little marvels of art. in which
thc diamond hardly ever enters, unless
i i a very minute and accessory way,
.D order to "animate" the whole.
lino Sting* Tor Itheiitnntlgin,
William Snivcly, an aged resident
of Shady drove. Pa., has been a suf
ferer with rheumatism for a lons time
i;iul lost tho usc of his arms. When
in the garden some mon were hiving
a swarm of bees and they settled on
the old man and slung him sorely.
Whoa the swelling from tho stings
disappeared, thc rheumatic pains ami
stiffness also left, and the old gentle
man can now do as much work as be
fore afflicted with thc malady.
Judge and .Mrs. G. L Mitchell, of
Eureka, are able lo boast of a rather
novel record. They have been married
forty-three years, and during all that
time there liss never been a death or
birth in th? family, and Mrs. Mitchell
says that only twice ?a her married
life did she have to get up in the night
j to huul ' oHc medicine for hir bus
I band.-Kansas Citv Journal,
Large shipments of the best makes of wagons
and buggies just receiued. Our stock of Jurni
ture and house furnishing is complete.
Large Stock of Coffins and Caskets
alwags on hand. All calls for our hearse prompt
ly responded to. All goods sold on a small mar
gin of profit. Cull to se 3 m% I will save you
THE ARTISTS' FAVORITE
Unsurpassed in touch, tone, workmanship and dura
rabilay. Sold on
Factory ?md fm?m, Ghandi Olio.
J. A. HOLLA/ND,
Traveling Agent for South Carolina,
NINETY-SIX, S. C.
W. J. RUTHERFORD.
R. a MORRIS.
Cor. Beyiis mi Mitt Sis. - insta BL
HOW DAVIS MANAGED.
Method In Which the Washington
Monument Was Saved.
If, says the New York Tribune,
there is a nan *n the world who might
restore the placidity of Venice, which
has been so disturbed by thc fall of
the Campanile and the precarious con
dition of its other famous types 'of
architecture, ho ?3 the new American
major general who Is shortly to re
lieve Chaffeo of thc Philippine com
mand. For it was George W. Davis
who saved tho Washington Monument
from destruction and by thc applica
tion of his ingenuity, solved funda
mental problems in his unique, offhand
manner that had baffled t^o highest
engineering skill of modern times. Af
ter the great shaft to the Father of His
Country had risen slowly to thc height
of 197 feet and rested there like a
rough factory chimney, an unfinished
oyesore for 20 years, Congress deter
miner1 to completo it, and gave the job
to thc army. Built on the edge of
the Potomac marsh, as unstable as the
soil of the Queen of the Adriatic, the
shaft had already leaned live feet out
of plum, and nobody could bc found
to set it straight and insure-its per
manent stability until Davis, lately a
quartermaster, then an infantry cap
tain, volunteered to lift the hundreds
of tons of masonry back to the per
pendicular and build under it a foun
dation that would permit thc lifting
.f its top to the highest point ever at
nined by a monument erected by
nan. To hold the soft earth in place
te built a hugo barrel a hundred feet
u diameter around the base and drove
t deep into thc earth below the ti lal
level. He bound together the la
closed mass with piles and braces,
weighting it all down with.stones and
concrete, until he had secured a sta
bility that would endure forever. Then
he wedged up the monument and put
an everlasting foundation under it and
finally turned the work over to the
engineers under Colone! Casey, who
eventually set the capstone 656 feet
above the earth. Up to this day the
great structure has not moved a hair's
breadth, and frequent inspection de
monstrates how wonderfully Davis
planned. But as he cannot be spared
from Manila to save Venice, perhaps
it would be as well for the Venitlans
to come to Washington and study his
A Ride In the Incubator.
After making sundry clerks miser
able on the ground floor of the depart
ment store with her shopping-no-buy
ing, she started up stairs to burden
other lives. "Please tell me where the
Incubator is?" she asked looking for
til" ?r elined plane that Is in healthy
comp?tition with the elevator. The
.reedited elev!-: felt that he had his
revenge.-New York Press.
Peach Bavarian Crdam. - Rub
enough ripe, pared peaches through,
a sieve to make a pint of pulp and add
to them one tablespoonful of lemon
Juice, enough sugar to make very
sweet and one half box of gelatine
which has boen soaked In a half cup
ful of water then melted over hot
water. Stir occasionally till the mix
tures is quito thick, then add one pint
of thick cream which has been whip
ped to a stiff froth. Turn into a wet
ted mold, and when firm turu out.
and serve with whipped cream heaped
Queen Fritters.-Put four level tea.
spoonfuls of butter in a small pan,
with half a cupful of boiling water;
as soon as this boils add quickly
half a cen of flour and stir until the
mixture leaves the sides of the pan
and quito stiff; remove; add two eggs
unbeaten, ono at a time, beating well
after adding each; drop by the spoon
ful into hot fat and fry until puffed
and brown: drnbi, rr..-?::o an incir.ion
on one bine and fl il with preserves
or herries mashed and mixed in
whipped cream sweetened, or fill with
Bolled Cucumbers.-Old cucumbers
are nice served in this manner-Pare
thom; cut In halves lengthwise, then
cut crosswise, then in halves lengths
wise again; cook soft in boiling salted
water; turn into a colander, and add
them to a white sauce lightly season
ed and a- few drops of lemon juice ad
ded: servo very hot.
Bread Fritters fer Breakfast-Cut
pieces of raised bread dough the size
of an egg; drop thom into hot fat and
fry for five minutes to a doughnut
brown; remove them with a skimmer;
drain on paper; sprinkle with powder
ed sugar; sorvc hot.
CLEANING A FLANNEL WAIST.
Have a tub half filled with warm
(ninety degrees Fahrenheit) soapy wa
ter, to which have been added two
tablespoonfuls of borax. Wash waist
up and down in the water with as lit
tle rubbing as possible, as this mats
the fibre. Never rub soap directly oa
flannel. Rinse well In two or three
waters ot the same temperature as
the first, adding to the last water one
tablespoonful of glycerine. This
helps to koop thc wool soft. Loosen
the tension of the wringer, put the
waist through and hang until nearly
dry. Place a slightly dampened
cheese-cloth over the flannel, on the
right pide, and press with a moderate
ly hot iron. In removing the cheese
cloth the fibres cling to it and are
drawn up, giving the flannel a soft
finish much like the new material.
A writer in the Revue de Paris de
clares that mauy Frenchmen hope
that some day Spain, the most fertile
and most il ?-governed of European
countries, will become French soil.