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MOTIONAL BANK OF A?GUSTA
IV. C. HAYNS, Pres't. F. G. FORD, Cashier.
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L. C. Hayne,
Chas* C. Howard,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDN?SDAY.'A UGUST 19. 1903.
She'd dressed np to go oat with him,
'Twas on the topmost floor;
Before th? mirror she had posed
A weary hour or more.
At last she started down the stairs,
And he was glad, but then,
She tarried on the second floor
To bee herself again.
Before another mirror there
She turned and turned nnd turned
And took her time and primped as though
She only was conoerned.
Bbs patted bows and touched up tucks
And felt her fluffy hair.
And rearrange-! her new ''flat" hat
With undiminished care.
And then she gathered up her skirts
And fixed thom in her hand,
Coquettishly looked back: once more
Into tho mirror, nnd
"Went down another flight of stairs
To the reception room,
Where he was huddled, like a chunk
Of ralubow-colored gloom?
An Altruist ii
Denbeigh Hall was In the flood tide
of its regular "at home." Denbeigh
Hall, so called from its London pro
totype, was one of those escape valves
of modern altruism known as social
settlements with which the east side
dwellers of New York are now as fam
iliar as with their own delicatessen
shops. Among this institution's various
activities there was religiously observ
ed a weekly form of social amenity
known as Denbeigh Hall's "at home."
On this occasion there fell to each resi
dent in turn the lot of providing some
definite form of entertainment for the
"neighborhood," whose members filed
in, sheepishly receptive to those pro
cesses they were about to endure at
the hands of these fervent if untutored
acolytes of the new democracy. This
evening it had been Miss Rood's turn,
and that worthy young woman had
, elected the less technical results of a
five years' research regarding the Pas
sion Play of Oberanunergau, most of
which had seen the light in an ab
struse publication devoted to the ana
tomy and cot to the flesh tints of
science and literature.
Her audience meanwhile moved rest
lessly and wearily in the creaking,
wooden chairs. It was made up of
hard-featured, apathetic wom?n, list
less, tired-looking girls, and here and
there a stray man. with an obvious de
sire to fall peacefully asleep. Miss
Rood, however, blind and d-eaf to the
atmosphere she had gradually created;
approached a fine and yet finer point of
argument. Eleanor Cavendish, one of
the newest recruits at Denbeigh Hall,
glanced apprehensively at the danger]
signals.flying from the tortured ?
She looked despairingly about ;
the other residents, scattered <
creet intarvais through, the rex
searcJj^S^some one. .wno might
Standing n?ar the door that I?
the narrow hall were three o
of the men, residents in Marston
the University Settlement three
down the street One of them immearn
ately attracted' Eleanor's attention, if j
only for the reason that he looked as
bored and mutinous as she felt herself.
She was sure she had never seen him
before..As she looked more closely at
him, however, it struck her there was
something oddly familia " about the
high-bred poise of the head, the clear
cut features, and the tall, well knit
form. Suddenly he turned slightly and
fastened his eyes fu\\ upon her own.
Eleanor promptly turned away, and at
the same moment Miss Kood's voice
mercifully ceased its relentless drone.
Miss Drummond; head worker of
Denbeigh Hall, a position sue held by
virtue of having been instructor of j
zoology In a woman's college, rose with
her most impressive classroom air.
"We. will now have a little music,"
she. announced In the manner of one
scattering .intellectual largesse to an
unlettered mob. "Miss Cavendish,
whom you all know so well, will now
sing for us." -
As Eleanor came swiftly forward, J3CT ?
lighted at tho chance to make, an api
peal to the simpl?Aaotiens of her au- j
dience, a young giri in tue middl? bf
the room caLed eagerly out, "Oh, Miss.
Cavendish, please piay 'My Cakewalk
Queen.' " Eleanor nodded and smiled
brightly as she se-ted herself at the
piano and bent her head over the
As she finally rose from the piano
she saw, coming toward her with an air
of assured acquaintance the man she
had noticed in the doorway.
"Good evening. Miss Cavendi?h," he
exclaimed eagerly, "this is unexpected
good fortune. The last time I saw you
I think, was at Mrs. Harmon's house
party. Do you rememoer?"
"Why, certainly I remember, Mr.
Trent," she returned with a frank
smile of undisguised delight. "It was
one of the most charming things of its
kind. But what are you doing here,
may I ask?"
"I am in residence at Marston
"What! You in Marston House!"
Eleanor's eyes were wide open in their
"Saul also is among the prophets,"
quoted Trent laughingly.
"And since when?" pursued Eieanor
"Since last election day. And now,
please, won't you sit down and tell me
something about how you happen to
be over here yourself?"
Eleanor Cavendish was the favorite
niece of the wealthy and fashionable
Mrs. Stanley Meredith. As such she
bad been put through three years of
the hybrid profession typical of a New
York fashionable finishing school for
girls, a four years' supplementary
course of travel and studv abroad, and
oue season of society. At the beginning
of her second season, however, she had
quietly elected to go into residence at
Denbeigh Hall for an indefinite period.
It was the wave of municipal reform
which had swept over New York dur
ing a campaign memorable for thc
roused conscience of Its better citizens
that carried Schuyler Trent temporar
ily over to that much-exploited ground
of the reformer, the east slrJ-s. He was
but one of several university gradu
ates, ripe for hero-worship and its in
He smiled, as any husband should,
Fut managed not to speak,
Ana it was well; for ho was sure
He'd waited there a week.
Ee rose to go, but .-ho advancod
Upon the large pier glass
And back and forth in front of it
Began to pa-s and pass.
She started with her bat and hair
And gradually worked down,
Inspecting things, until she roached
The bottom of her gown.
She caught her skirts again and looked
To see how she'd appear,
And, evidently satisflod, .
She said: 'Tm ready, dear."
He heaved a sigh (but made it soft)
And headed for the street,
But hearing not the footfalls
Of her Louis XIV feet,
He turned-he staggered and then fell
Against tho nearest wall
She was gaziDg in the mirror i
Ia the hat-rack In tho ball !
-The Baltimore American.
c Adventure. I
evitable idealizations, who had flung
themselves .into the war of municipal
redemption. When their hero had tri
umphed, together with most of thc
reform ticket, they had pitched their
tent near that of their idol In the fast
nesses of the east side.
Schuyler Trent had an unusually
keen memory of his first real meeting
with Eleanor Cavendish that lazy week
in June when they had both been
guests under Mrs. Harmon's hospitable
roof. At first he had treated her .vith
only that amount ol deference welch
an unusually pretty and popular de
butante might naturally expect to re
ceive. Then her excellent golf
won his admiration, and finally, at
the end of a week, he was ready to
join the dance of not a few other
moths about her fascinating flame.
Within ten days, however, Miss Cav
endish had sailed for Europe, and
Schuyler Trent was cruising in North
xYtlantic waters on a friend's yacht.
After that evening. Schuyler Trent
found it by no means a difficult thing
to include Denbeigh Hall as a vital
part of his settlement activities.
Whereas he had heretofore given it a
wide berth, as the headquarters of
uneasy though estimable women of un
certain ago he nov,- haunted its pre
cincts with unflagging industry and
zeal. He was constant in his attend
ance upon the Thursday night "at
homes," thereby winning the head
worker's heart beyond recall. More
over, he organized countless expedi
tions of sociological relief to philan
thropically undiscovered portions of
-tha-invadrd- territory, upon most of
"discovery of ol crevasses, Tor i aux get
ting terribly tired of this awful monot
ony of clubs and classes. I don't see
how I can stand it much longer with
out a return to the upper air."
"Pray don't leave me ouc of lt,"
pleaded Trent. "Remember how often
we've been partners in crime."
"I promise you solemnly," Eleanor
reassured him gayly, "that you shall
share my disgrace."
She gave him an opportunit? no lat
er than the next day in the lovm of a
"I have an invitation for the artists'
frolic at the Sherwood studios,", wrote
Miss Cavendish, "with the privilege of
choosing my own escort I told you I
should do something desperate pretty
soon, so I've promised to go. Will you
be my escort? Kindly let me know at
once what" you will do. And if you de
cide to go as you stand pledged to do,
call for me, at Aim tie's, not. later, than
9 o'clock .tomorrow evening. She will
be'completely, shocked, of course, but
I am- simply crazy for. an evening of
careless, happy-go-lucky fun, and . I
mean to have l.t . Please participate" in
this carnival bf. crline;"
..Schuyler Trent was.too much in love
to*need any urging to follow his divin
ity. He therefore accepted the invita
tion by return messenger.
"And this Mr. Trent," qui 3tioned
Mrs. Meredith with the air of one com
pletely dazed, as indeed the good lady
was by this latest development in
Eleanor's altruistic career. "Who is
he? You call him a worker, I believe.
But that conveys nothing to my mind.
Has he any family! Where is his
Eleanor shook her head in a^ manner
distractingly vague. "Really. Auntie, I
don't know," she finally remarked. "It
has never occurred to me, do you
know, to ask him. We have had so
many more vital topics to discuss that
family tree3 would have been rather
a dead Issue."
Mrs. Meredith looked genuine amaze
ment and despair. "My dear child," she
exclaimed, "this is a dreadful state of
things. Meeting persons who live in
tenements is bad enough, but going to
bohemian gatherings with nondescript
young men Is impossible. To work
among the poor with people of no so
cial position is sometimes, I know, un
avoidable; but to recognize them in
any other way seems to me fatal."
What reply Eleanor might have
made was happily averted by the
ringing of a bell. "Here's Mr. Trent,
now. Auntie," she exclaimed. "Oh, no,
of course you must stay," as that lady
prepared to beat an offended retreat
"It would never do for me to receive
Mr. Trent alone up town you know."
And Mrs. Meredith, speechless be^
fore Eleanor's audacity, helplessly
awaited the next move of the game.
When she saw Schuyler Trent, son of
one of her lifelong friends, advancing
deferentially to meet her, her anger
was converted into terms of unmiti
gated amazement and delight.
"Schuyler, I'm charmed to see you,"
she cried with a warmth that surprised
that modest youth. "Hut with uo
thanks to Eleanor, who has been giv
ing :ne the most disagreeable sort of
a shock by telling me I was about to
receive one of her social pariahs from
the east side. I had no idea you ?iad
gone into that sort of thing, too."
"I assure you no one is more of a
social outcast than I am, Mrs. Mere
dith," laughted Trent with his most ir
resistible air, which never failed,
among women at least, of its effect
"You are both misguided children,"
retorted Mrs. Meredith in high good
humor, "but I suppose we shall all of
us be only too willing to hill the fatted
calf as soon as you show the least de
sire to be .forgiven."
"Don't forget, that, Auntie," laughed
Eleanor, as the house door closed on
them, "when I throw my prodigal self
at your feet And now," turning to
Trent with childlike glee, "please tell
the man to drive up Broadway. It's so
long since I've seen the dear old glar
She leaned her arms on the ledge
left by the closed doors of the hansom,
and looked happily out on tho gay
whirl of color, light, and sound.
"Isn't it intoxicating?" she sighedi
her dark eyes brimming over with un
conscious delight "Do you Know, Den*
beigh Hall makes me feel most of the
time as if I were being starved out of
my youth. Do you know what I mean;
she appealed to Trent
"Certainly," he returned, "by virtue
of sharing a similar emotion. I'm
afraid, Miss Cavendish, that this social
conscience of ours is too young not to
require its natural fling."
"Well, mine will soon be enjoying a
prolonged fling," returned Eleanor,
"for my three months of residence will
have expired in two weeks, and I don't
intend to extend the term."
"And what shall you do then?"
Trent's manner suddenly became very
"Wear the purple robe, I hope,"
laughed Eleanor, "ard the gold ring.
Didn't you hear what Auntie said to
night? Well, I feel that the time is ripo
to enact the part of the Prodigal Son.
Why don't you try it yourself?"
"I ral her think I shall," said Trent
slowly. "Cnly, before I do that, I must
ow if I have anything to hope for in
coming back up town. You sec, Elean
or," as the girl glanced at him in a shy
surprise that made his heart W^at per
ilously fast, "instead of falling in love
with the new democracy I've fallen in
love with you, and-oh, Eleanor, I
wonder if you won't, give me just one
word that will make the coming back
Eleanor's head was turned towarA
Broadway, but her hand, of which Iv;
had somehow become possessed, still
lay quietly enough in his own. Finally
she turned and looked at him. Her lips
were quivering, but her eyes spoke in
"I've fallen in love with the new de
mocracy for just one thing," she de
abled him to" say:
"And after we're married, darling,
"Up town," concluded Eleanor.
Mabel Warren* Sanford, in the New
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
A Swedish sculptor has solved the
problem of casting statues in one
Native feelings in India have been
hurt by the new rupee because the king
appears on it. without his crown. To
be bare headed iz repugnant to thf
What is stn ted to be a spring giving
forth a liquid resembling essence cf
violet both in perfume and chemical
composition has been discovered in
a valley near Millau, Avcyron, France.
Japan is getting the bicycle craze. It
Imported $2.700,000 worth of wheels
last year, mostly of the cheaper
grades, costing from $12 to $25. They
are chiefly used for business and army
The highest point to which a man
has ever climbed is 23,080 feet, to tho
summit of the Andean peak Aconca
gua The feat was accomplished by
two men sent out by the Royal Geo
In Japan very thin, transparent pa
per is used instead of glass in win
dows-not that glass is not as plenti
ful and cheap as in this country, but
that the Japanese desire the paper to
filter the air they breathe.
A traveler who has recently re
turned from a tour abroad, in the
course of which he met friends of Mas
cagni, the famous Italian composer,
says that, the musician's stock of Eng
lish words is limited to "goodby,"
"New York," "Philadelphia" and "San
Twenty-six German titles are worn
by American girls who have married
abroad and 20 English peerages. There
are three French duchesses and five
French countesses of American birth.
Seventeen Italian noblemen and six
"Russians of title" have laid their
coronets at the feet of American
brides. Holland has two baronesses,
American born; Bavaria one countess,
and the sovereign princess of Monaco
closes the list.
Louis Couldn't Keep lt.
York house, Twickenham, so long
the home of the exiled Orleans family,
is to be sold. A number of anecdotes
are related of the kings in exile. Loifis
Phillippe once had a witty conversa
tion with the landlord of the Crown
hostlery. hard by Ycrk house Itr;elf.
"And who are you?" asked tho exiled
king of thc landlord, whom he met in
the grounds. "I keep the Crown!"
replied thc other. "Ali," answered
Louis Phillippe, "that's moro than J
could do."-New York Tribune.
Nearly all the royal families of Eu
rope employ American deatis.*^.
JEWISH LIFE IN EUSSIA.
RESULTS OF INVESTIGATIONS
BY AN ENGLISHMAN.
A Visit to the Jewrleo of Russia, Ga?
Ucla and Roumania-Scenes Of Mis
ery, Poverty and Degeneracy-Some
Exception* to the Rule.
As a member of the royal commis
sion on alien Immigration I have
thought it most important to investi
gate the question of Jewish Immigra
tion on the spot, and accordingly I
spent the last parliamentary recess In
visiting the homes of all our different
I reached Dvlnsk, my first halting
place In the Russian pale, on a mourn
ful rainy Saturday morning. The town
Is said to have 80,000 inhabitants, and
some 70,000 are Jews. The persecuting
May laws of 1882 drove many of these
from the villages and smaller towns
into the larger centres of population,
hence the high proportion of Hebrews
to be found in the place; hence also
much of the misery and poverty from
which these poor people suffer. The.
preponderance of the Jewish race, was
at once apparent, the Sabbath sending
the whole place to sleep. Not a shop
was open, not a stroke of business was
being dono. The only sign of life was
in front of the synagogue; there a
large crowd of decent locking folk
were holding their church parade,
promenading up and down.
On the next day, Sunday, I was able
to see the town in its business dress,
though the Russian law forbids the
opening of shops by the Jews till 1
p. m. on the Christian day of rest
After that nour the markets were in
full swing, crowded with country folk
and soldiers from the cantonments
near by. All were eagerly doing busi
ness with the Jews. A peculiar feat
ure was that the soldiers were mostly
. sellers and the Jews buyers. Strips
of embroidered Russian cloth, old
boots, uniforms and a mass of miscel
laneous odds and ends were the arti
cles which the czar's "Tommies" had
for sale. Every article was the sub
ject of a protracted bargain, and each
group of soldiers in their white jack
ets and caps was surrounded by a
crowd with the characteristic stoop of
the shoulders and flowing beards.
Round the markets were many drink
ing and gambling dens and disorderly
No doubt tho crowding of the Jewish
population Into tho towns has led to a
general deterioration both moral and.
physical. The struggle for life, is a
desperate business for many of them,
and scruples diminish in proportion
to its severity. The house accommo
dation is poor and squalid, but there is
always light and air space, and, con
sidering the Dvinsk from the purely
" -.* - T T>nrconni!v
merged tenth is submerged mueeu.
The ghetto is a seething mass of hu
manity. Many of tho streets and al
leys are so narrow that the pavements
almost touch. At intervals through
out their length are gateways leading
into courtyards, around which the
dens and . lars in which the people
live are ch rod.
I spent a ide day visiting them.
In the cornt f the court one would
find a wood* -ough into which all
the refuse of houses was thrown.
The stench ;. i these receptacles
filled the who;.- lr. The stucco walls
wero blistered and rotting as if In
fected by the poisonous atmosphere
within. Inside, the people were crowd
ed pell moll, regardless of health, age
or sex. In one room I found a luna
tic in the middle of a family of young
children. I was followed ss I walked
by a crowd of haggard, anxious, care
worn people, staring at rae with
mournful eyes. Some openly begged
alms; others had trifles for sale. Many
seemetl to pass their time in the-syn
agogues, rocking and chanting them
selves into oblivion of their miseries.
I carno across several who had been to
Whitechapel and had been sent back,
I suppose, as fit for nothing. One
man with a large family wished to
make another trial of England, and
asked me, of all people, for money to
help him to get there.
There are other towns, however, In
the Pale, where things are better.
Pinsk is one of them. Here Jewish
skill, labor and enterprise have been
combined to good purpose. It is a pic
turesque place. The streets of wooden
houses and cottages are lined with
trees; there are a quaint old church
and a sominary, and the river hanks
are full of life and color. The popula
tion is 40,000, of whom 37,000 are Jews.
This disproportion, as in most of the
towns of the Pale, would have resulted
In congestion in all employments open
to Hebrews had it not boon for the
energy and enterprise of certain lead
ers of the community, such as Messrs.
Lourie and Halpern, who, by starting
factories, have succeeded in profitably
utilizing the labor of their co-religlon
In Pinsk there Is plenty of poverty
the poverty which is common to all
large towns in every country-but
nothing hopeless or abnormal. The
5000 hands In regular employment
I leaven the mass, and the homes,
though humble and very poor, still
in several instances show signs of
comfort, and comparative prosperity.
From Pinsk I mado a tour into the
interior of the country. I was anxious
to see the condition of things in the
j small towns and villages. The enter
? prying Jews have started lines of
steamers which ply on the numerous
streams that intersect the country and
add to the prosperity of the town. On
one of them I took a passage.
It was a market day. and the river
was crowded with primitive boats and
dugout canoes laden with many kinds
of produce. The Christian peasantry
aro engaged solely in agriculture; all
other employment and handicrafts aro
conducted by Jews. Their capacity for
business, is hrdlu urdlu hrdlu pu prr
business and organization is, on the
whole, I think, a benefit to the peas
antry. It is the Jews who find a mar
ket for the produce of tho land, and
every village and townlet In the Palo
containsian agent or correspondent of
tho big exporting firms in Rigo, Liban
or Odessa. It is this elaborate organ
ization which gives rise to the com
plaint so often heard in Russia that
the Jews aro the exploiters of the
It wo??d;;take too much space to de
scribe all I saw in Poland, Galicia and
Roumania, and I must therefore con
fine myself to a few points. There is
one I^E^Mmmon to all, namely, the
tendency' of the Jews to congregate in
the towns; In the fifteen provinces of
the Pft^^hey are obliged to do so by
law, itt'LPbland and Galicia no such leg
al obligation exists, yet it ls in the
townsj..We find them. In Warsaw alone
some?three hundred thousand Jews
have to make a living, and in Lodz, the
Manchester of Eastern Europe, there
ar? n^iyjerne hundred and fifty thous
and. :>;?In the latter town the over
crowded and unsanitary conditions un
der V[hich the poor people live are ap
panfr? One-tall wooden house which I
inspe?red was packed solid with hu
manity. I found people living in tho
apexiof the roof between the tiles and
the"t?p; ceiling. I had to crawl into thia
noisdo? receptacle on my hands and
knees-, and to climb a ladder to reach
it. Tbjf police had Interfered, I was
told^?wt the place was ocenpied again,
as soim^as the backs of the authorities
were turner. Such incidents are re
produced in the East Side of London.
Inj.Galicia the condition of the Jews
seemed- to be worse than in Russia or
Polanc'. A fatal apathy and bigotry
seemed, tb have set! led upon the major
ity of the Hebrew race here. They are
dhlnetf into factions and engage In
incessant quarrels with one another.
There are no laws to oppress th? m.
but they are extremely unpopular with
their Christian rellow subjects and as
a class are wanting in those qualities
of pnsh, enterprise and desire for edu
caU?'ii' for which their co-religlonlsts
elsewhere are so conspicuous.
A considerable portion of the land in
Bukovlna and Galicia is owned by
Jews, who are, moreover, said to hold
mortgages on many of the remaining
estat.ea But there are few manufactur
ers, and a great part of the Jewish
population seems to have nothing to
do.(^The housing conditions were not
bad-infinitely superior to what I had
seen elsewhere, or to what I can sec
any ..day In my own constituency in
TJie Roumanian Jows stand head and
shoulders above their Galiclan breth
ren..and, where not interfered with by
law,- do well for themselves. I came
across many robust workingmen who
presented none of the painful ghetto
characteristics. Nearly every house in
a Roumanian town ls roofed with tin
plates, and this industry is exclusively
in the hands of the. Jews. The work
- * ' - - - MHAII fir. I
The value of a bank's Identity was
being discussed the other day in a
group of distinguished old-school
financiers-men who were expressing
gratification that the identity of a
prominent old New York bank was
not to be lost. "There is character
in a hank as woll as in an indivadrual,"
said one of the men, "and that charac
ter persists thwough habit and tradi
tion, training of the officers, tellers and
corresponding clerks. To Invade this
character, overthrow lt.. and to serve
under a good old name to invite pub
lic confidence for a style of banking
foreign to its history, would be a
shallow and futile device. Thc public
is quick to detect a motive and quick
to leave. Why, the very term 'old'
has a money value in banking, the
management hoing good and consistent
with the best traditions; while the
catch phrase, 'not what it once was'
is a distinct detriment.
"You can always guess the banks
where weak loans are housed. You
can always judrge from a dividend, his
tory how a bank fares through the
years. What would be the public se
curity if the mere brute force of sud
denly contribu? ed capital could be used
to crowd itself into the management
and control of public deposits to be
used as some unseen hand behind the
scheme would point out? There are
some things money cannot do, and one
must be won by years of good conduct
and uprightness in commercial transac
tions, and one might as well seek to
deliver the clients of a great old fam
ily lawyer to a Tombs shyster buying
the library and office furniture, as to
deliver the clients of one of our his
toric old city banks to an enterprising
"I know an old bank In this city
which carries In Its vaults millions of
dollars' worth of securities belonging
to old families, people who live in all
parts of the world. The bank has no
official responsibility for all this treas
ure. It is simply a custodian through
confidence. Imagine this being at the
disposal of the wrong man? Character
Is looked to in banking, and will be
looked to more as, in the swift modern
changes, the old ideal of commercial
banking Is being in practice displaced
by, well-something else."-New York
What'll you charge for taking awaj
these ashos, Pat?" I asked, pointing to
tho winter's accumulation.
"Slvin dollars an' a half, Sor,"
promptly replied the owner of the vil
lage garbage cart.
"What?" I exclaimed. "Why, I
thought you charged only 75 cents a
"Thot's right, Sor," agreed Pat. Slv
lnty-folve clnts a load ut do be."
"Well," I estimated, eyeing tho pile
of ashes speculatively, "there isn't any
ten loads here. There's not mort
than five, or maybe six nt the outside."
"Don't be afthcr frettin' yersllf over
thot now, Sar," said Pat. cheerfully.
"Shure just lave tit to me cntoirely.
Sor, an' Oi'll make tin loads out av ut
widout anny botheration at alj, at all.
Sor."-New York Times.
CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY.
Not tho men who make our laws
Working long in country's cause.
Not tho busy financiers
Jobbing stocks for bulls and boars.
Kot producers who can feed
Nattus with tbolr growth in need.
Not tho laborer whose toll
Wrings fruition from the soil.
No, 'Us loving women be
Captains all of industry.
All dny long tht?y give and give,
Helping weaker slater live.
Up nt SUD rise mothering moo,
Children, helpers, Idle?, then
Moving mountnins from their way,
Busy, cheerful housewives they.
Never do tboee captains stop
lill their flags nt half-mast drop.
Wlgg-Talkalot uever seems able to
keep any friends. Wagg-No, he's al
ways giving them away.
Driver (first hack)-Boy, how do you
get to the cemetery. Boy-Say, mister,
1 ain't no funeral director.
"What are 'seats of the mighty,'
pa?" 'They are the seats the men
who run the automobiles sit on, my
"Now I realize that riches take unto
themselves wings," mused the married
man as he noted the plumage on his
wife's new hat.
"He's so foolish," said the one in
white. "Foolish!" returned the one in
?ray. "Yes. Why he wants me to mar
ry him." "Oh, then he is foolish."
He-I had a hard time getting a
?ood wife. She-Goodness! Have you
been married several times? "Oh, no,
but I courted my present one six
Miss* Woodby-Really, you don't
think that I would consider for a min
ute a proposal from him, do you? Miss
Newitt-Oh, no. Of course, you
wouldn't take that long.
Pallette-You'd be surprised if you
knpw the amount of time spent on that
canvas. Pellette-Yes; I understand
men have stood in front, of it for hours
trying to make out what it is.
Scribbler-Have you read my new
sea story? Scrawler-Yes, indeed. I
threw myself right Into it. In fact,
before I was half-way through I ac
tually became a skipper myself.
"I see that Andrew Carnegie thinks
Homer didn't amount to much."
"That's queer. Surely Homer must
have had ono good point in Andy's es
timation. He didn't die rich."
"That reminds me," said Barnes, at
the height of the street fight "Why
are the police like electricity?" "Give
it up," said- the chorus. "Because,"
said Barnes, "it is an unseen force."
,,TT"- ofo-no wit ri vour wife?"
neighbor s cm
"I notice some of the Insura-" e com
panies call themselves 'assura. ?? so
cieties.' Is there any differenc ''..be
tween 'insurance' and 'assurance "' "
"Usually assurance is what thc fellow"
has who is forever trying to sell you
Tommy-Pop, is patience a virtue?
Tommy's Pop-Yes, my son." Tommy
-And ls virtue its own reward? Tom
my's Pop-So we are told. Tommy
And do all things come to those who
wait? Tommy's Pop-My son, never
attempt to monkey with the prover
Arthur-Millie may be a little pecu
liar at times, but she means all right
Harry-Yes, I guss that's so; but what
are you driving at? Arthur-I called
at her house t'other night, and tod^y
she said lt was not until I had gone
that she realized what a pleasant
evening she was having.
"Yes, I enjoy an orchestra to play
while my patrons dine," remarked the
proprietor of the lunch room. "But
why do you make the musicians play
such quick airs?" asked the friend.
"Oh, that causes people to eat faster,
and make room for others. Their jawe
work in harmony with the the music."
"My boy," he said, as he led the way
to the woodshed, "you've been very
naughty today and have annoyed me
greatly, but I want to say-" "They all
say that," retorted the boy, who
thought he knew what was coming. "I
want to say," repeated the old man, as
he reached for the switch, "that this
gives me great pleasure."
An Incident of the Meet
Tlie field day of the rival women's
colleges was in progress and competi
tion ran high. The score was close,
with the high Jump in progress. Sud
denly a wild cheer broke forth from
the wearers of the baby blue. Miss
Tessie Thistledown had just cleared
the bar in the running high jump with
a record of four feet and three inches!
A moment later the tall blonde cap
tain of the rival team tapped the spec
tacled referee on the shirt-walsted
"I claim a foul," she said
"On what ground?" Inquired the offi
"On the ground that just before this
girl reached the bar somebody in the
crowd shouted 'Mouse! and then she
jumped and broke the record."'
"I did not hear the romark," said
the bloomered referee. "If I had I
would have jumped myself."-Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
"Why, there isn't enough roon: In
this flat to swing a cat," said the
"That, needn't bother you," promptly
replied the janitor. "Wc don't allow
rats here."-Philadelphia Press.
Where the Trouble Lies.
Silfklns-ds there any truth in the
report that Blank's wife suffers from
Timkins-No. I guess not. I under
stand it is the shopkeepers who suf
Large Shipments of the best mal
received. Our stock of furnitui
plete. Large stock
always on hand: All calls for oui
to. All goods sold on a small mai
I will save you money.
G. P. COBB, J
W. J. Rutherford.
W. J. Ruthei
Ready Roofing an?
Write Us F
Corner Reynolds and
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Many owners of horses really be
lieve that f.heir animals are subject to
:olic in the sense that the troublo ls
one that can not be entirely eradicat
ed. Thi3 is not true, for It has beer,
proved time and again that colic is
l-l- -1..? *~ tmnrnnor m?lhnrls Cit
grain, and the quantity or grain
should be just enough to keep the
horse In good condition. Oftentimes
the gntfn food is not sufficient in
quantity, while the hay or other
roughage is given In excess. When an
attack of colic comes on the following
will be found an excellent remedy.
Take two ounces each of tincture of
opium and sweet spirits of niter and
pour in one-half pint of cold water for
a dose. Repeat in an hour if relief
does not follow. This ls am old
fashioned remedy, but a most reliable
It is impossible for a farmer to
reach a high position with his herd
ir flock until ho has selected the best
fe . several years. Even the most
-:ki'lM brooders do not succeed in
recuring but a few valuable individual
mimais from their herds, though
;ach year may witness an advance in
their efforts, and a great prepotency
or capacity, to transmit thc most de
sirable qualities sought by reason of
selection of tho best from among
certain families. The farmer who
simply alms to breed up his animals
'o a higher standard ls as much inter
ested in tho selection of sizes, that
will render the greatest service as ls
the breeder who is often satisfied
with one or two wonderful perform
ers from among a large number.
Worthless sires, even from pure bred
stock, are not desirable for the farm
er. When he evades up his herd or
flock he will dave time, labor and
money by procuring the best for the
purpose, Just as the breeder of pure
breeds seeks the most valuable sire
in order to Increase the value of his
Pain Appr?t 'm.
When you say that one -jan ^ears
pain better than another man may lt
not simply be 7*other way of saying
that the latter has simply a greater
capacity for feeling pain?
I have heard lt declared that pain
waa largely a matter of imagination.
This, of course, is true in a measure.
If the mind can be occupied in some
other direction one may forget pain.
On the other hand, a man may Im
agine pain possibilities that will un
norve him and make him sensitive to
A man ought to bc able to walk
a narrow plank between 'he top of
the Prick building and the tower of
the Court House just as easily as he
would walk that same plnnk six inches
from the ground. But If he wen: able
to picture himself falling through dis
air. could tamcinc his brains and blood
bespattering the ground when he
struck It with his head, he would not
be able to do Much elevated wolking
And so I have no i-ontompt for tho
man who shuddpr? at the thought of
pain, who shrinks from the ordeal.
He perhaps best, appreciates just what
it is.-Gr.'f Alexander, in Pittsburg
ces of wagons and buggies just
re, housefurnishings is com*
r Hearse promptly responded
-gin of profit. Call to see me,
ohnston, S. C.
R, B. Monis.
rf ord & Co J
ck, Fire Clay*
I Other Material.
ARMY AND NAVY FLAGS.
Size and Proportion of the Govern*
Tho manner of arranging tho stars
In the union of the American flag baa
never been prescribed by an act of
Congress, and in consequence there
bas been a striking lack of uniformity
WI lu..; UIM i_ .
always in vertical rows; th j general
effect, however, being about the same
as the naval flag. Hereafter there
will bo no difference in the arrange
ment of the stars between the army
ind navy, as an agreement has been
arrived at between the War and Navy
While the sizes of the Government
flags are not prescribed by statute
law, they are fixed by regulations of
the army and navy, which have been
based upon convenience, utility and
beauty, and the exigencies of the ser
vice. The storm and recruiting flags
measure each eight feet in length by
four feet two Inches in width. The
post flag measures 20 feet in length
by 10 feet in width. The garrison
flag, hoisted only on great occasion*
and national holidays me?sures </8
feet In length by 20 feet in width. The
union ls always one-third of the length
of the flag, and extends to the lowor
fcdge of the fourth red stripe from the
top. The national colors carried by
regiments of infantry and artillery and
the battalion of engineers are made
of silk. They are six feet six Inches
long and six feet wide- tho union be*
lng 31 Inches in leng?i and extend?
lng to the lower edge of the fourtl
red stripe from the top. .
The London Law Times, in review,
ng the "noteworthy decisions" of the
udiclal year, calls attention to a
mriouB case. The defendant made
aids at a sale and, because of deaf
ness, mistook one lot for another,
a'hlch he was desirous to acquire. On
.earning his mlstaVro he refused to
sign the contract, and the auctioneer,
oefore leaving the rostrum, purport
ing to act as his agent, signed lt for
him. The plaintiff, as owner of the
property in dispute, brought suit to
compel the defendant to purchase the
lot The court held that from the
moment of the hammer falling there
was a contract, and dismissed as op
posed to principle the defense that
l?:e auctioneer could not sign the con
The official statistics of foreign
trade In 1902 show the extent to which .
Russia ie interested In the export of
igricultural produce to Germany. The
imports from Russia during 1902 were
ralued at $190,000,000. Agricultural
produce formed a very large percent- .*?
?ge of this total. German exports to -^
Russia during 1902 amounted in value
to $85,925,000. The principal Items
were gold, $9,150,000; ironware, $7.
'50,000, and machines, $5,375,000. X
"Every man has a weak spot, if yon
only know where to find it," runs the
old adage. The trouble is that every
man has too many weak spots. It is
more important for us to try to And
ane strong spot in ourselves, and then
develop that spot so that lt will
spread over our whole moral struo*