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L. C. Harne,
Chas. C. Howard,
EDGEFIELD, S.C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7,1903.
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Recollections of a Woman Who
is Now a Grandmother.
Arrival of tho Bridegroom and His
H'<Cavalcade-Journey of the Bridal
?"^rocession io the Bride's New
Home-Three Pays of Merrymak
ing as a. Wejcome.
*'How did rich people marry in your
time?" asked a young woman of a
stately woman who is a grandmother,
who, like herself, was a guest at a
receut noted wedding. And the grand
mother, who comes from Virginia, told
'.Your grandfather was the richest
young" man in the country, and I had
a fortune of my own. The day of our
marriage he came on horseback to my
"He was attended by his young
friends, each of whom rode a white
horse. They wore high, white lats,
white silk knee breeches and white
silk hosiery. Their shoes were adorn
ed with great buckles.
"They came up the long lane which
led to the great lawn in front of my
home and their coming was quite like
a pageant This calvalcade was fol
lowed by a large unmber of slaves,
the property of your grandfather.
They were also mounted; there was
one slave for each of your grand
"When your grandfather reached the
entrance to the lawn he dismounted.
and was met by my father. As each
attendant dismounted he was present
ed by your grandfather to my father,
and the procession moved up the great
walk to the wide portico of our hbme.
There they were seated and served
with such refreshments as all South
ern gentlemen dispense to their
guests. . -
"The attendants were conducted to
various apartments to make ready for
the event of the day. When your
grandfather had been cared for by his
special servant, he descended into the
great family room and paid his most
distinguished respects to my mother,
who, at that moment, both by reason
of her stateliness and splendor would
have been a noticeable personage at
any court function.
"After this brief interview my mo
ther withdrew and came to me in my
chamber. She was accompanied by
my father. They bestowed upon me
their most affectionate attention. Then
the minister, the Bishop of the State,
came in and laid his hands upon me
'.. ; as he had done when I was confirmed
by him, and as I knelt before him he
ti ? . gave me his blessing.
"My bridesmaids were then admit
ted, and after each had kissed my
nand all withdrew. My brothers and
listers,-then came in and we had a lit
tle reunion. Then came ray maid, my
old black mammy and her husband,
the latter a venerable hostler.
"They bowed before me, as slaves
In those days were accustomed to do
before while people, and in leaving me
those dear old black people wept as if
they never 'expected to see me again.
Then carnie the? other slaves of the
plantation "in couples, in genuflexion.
The discarded wardrobes of the family
were seen in that procession.
"Then I was left alone for a few
minutes-all alone. In that time I
bowed devoutly, and in that attitnde
my father came in and found me. I
arose and he conducted me to the
great ?alon below.
"Tb? ceremony of my marriage was
much the same as that observed to
day. Our Church has not deviated
from its cerimonials in such affairs.
however.it may have been tempted to
change some of its rubrics.
"A wedding breakfast followed.
There was no music before or after
the ceremonies. After the breakfast I
was conducted to my mother's old fam
Hy room and there under,her direc
tion my wedding gown was changed
to a riding habit
"As I passed out yojir grandfather
met me and conducted me to the old
stile block at :".e entrance '?f the lawn.
_It was covered wllh honeysuckle.
Beside it stood the most beautiful
animal that money and a thorough
knowledge of blooded stock could pro
"The saddle-was of wkite silk; thc
outfit was caparisoned flt for a queen.
My black mammy's old husband was
the hostler. I do not know which
seemed to be the proudest, that old
slave or the beautiful horse which
awaited my coming.
"The attendants whom I had watch
ed a short time before stpod uncover
ed while your grandfather lifted me
Into the saddle as lightly as if I liad
been a feather. He was lp his saddle
a moment later, and then his frieads
mounted with the precision of trained
cavalry. The bridal procession began
"It was several miles to the home of
our grandfather. That journey carno
as near being triumphal as _ any. of
which I evet dreamed. It was a holi
day all along the course. The road
was lined by slaves, most of whom
were dressed in white, and as we
passed they bent to the earth, which
was scattered with flowers.
"That ls how the rlchv people mar
ried In my time, my child, in that
blessed State which we call the Old
i All-over embroidered morning crepe
ls the lat?st concession to the rage for
elaboration, and', as the embroidery ls'
done in dull silk, it does not detract
from the idea of deep mourning.
Explosive BatferiaJ Products.
The comparatively new method of
-purifying*, sewag?. by encouraging the
growth i* certa:n??orm* of bacteria in
lt while it is ret??ned in closed tanks,
na* recfn.ly led to several serious and
no rel "-accidents in England. Certain
inflammable and, when mixed with air,
explosive gases, probably including
marsh gas, are formed during the
closed tank stage. These gases have
In three instance, viz. at Exeter, Wal
too-on-Naze and at Sheringham, ex
ploded with more or less serious re
traits. At Sheringham the explosion
killed three persous and seriously in?
FOR THE CHILDREN
Robbins RirdV Nests.
Boys who rob birds' nests do not al
ways realize what a cruel thing this is
to do. I used not to think much about
It myself until au incident occurred
that showed me how keenly our feath
ered friends mourn the loss of their
homes. One spring two linnets built
their nests in some bushes near my
window. We were all very much inter
ested in t'^"> wee home, and when we
found four little eggs Inside the nest
took every precaution to prevent it
from being disturbed. But one morn
ing when we went as usual to peep at
'the nest we found some cruel hand had
robbed and destroyed it.
We felt very sony, but thought the
birdies would perhaps build again.
Alas, no! When they returned and
found their beloved home broken up
their grief was painful to see. Uttering
all the while the most piteous cries,
they frantically flew lu circles high
above the nest. Then they hopped all
round and beneath the bushes, think
ing, I suppose, poor mites that the
eggs had fallen out For two days they
continued their search, and on the
third we thought they had left, as we
did not notice them about. We were
part?y right, for the father bird had
really gone and did not return again,
but the body of his poor wee mate was
found by us chill and lifeless on the
ground by the bushes, and we felt
quite sure then that the loss of her
dear home had broken her tender
Daniel Webster's Boyhood.
Webster's early life contradicts the
popular notion that a man ls the crea
ture of circumstances. He, on the con
trary, made circumstances his crea
tures. One of his friends writing after
his death said:
"His school time was much inter
rupted, and from his own lips I learned
that Webster's struggle for an educa
tion was continued from his early
childhood to his thirtieth year. Every
step in advance was contested by ob
stacles, which he met with a lion heart
and with a lion's courage overthrew.
"His books were few at this time.
There were a copy of Watts' hymns, a
cheap pamphlet copy of Pope's 'Essay
on Man' and the Bible, from which he
flrst learned to read, together with an
occasional almanac. He used to say
that at the age of fourteen he could
recite the whole of the 'Essay on Man".'
"He entered Dartmouth college In
1797, but was desperately poor. A
friend sent a recipe while at college
for greasing his boots. He wrote back
and thanked him very politely. 'But,'
he added, 'my boots need other doctor
ing, for they not only admit water, but
even peas and gravel stones.' "
Tho Conscience Mun.
Thc Conscience Man who lives with me
I hear and feel, but cannot see.
He lives with me both day and night; _"
He's never wrong, but always right.
He has his house within my breast
And guards and- warns me without rest,
And, though an endless watch he keeps,
He never tires and never sleeks.
Sometimes a mournful scng 'ic S?T3.
Which to my heart deep sorrow brings,
And when I hear his sad. sad song
I know he's right and I am wrong.
And when I seem to be alone
And think the Conscience Man has flown
I listen, and I huir, "Beware!"
And know the Conscience Man ls there.
I'm sure that he is always good
And tells me all the things he should
And grieves to see me come to shame
And sorrows when I am to blame.
And all my lire I e pleads and prays
For me to keep from evil ways.
And I believe that no one can
Be good without the Conscience Man.
sArthur Macy In Youth's Companion.
Nfl.son and His Midshipmen.
Nelson always took great interest in
the training of the young widdin* on
the ships which he commai cd anO
never failed to be kind and consid?r?t"
to them. If he saw any one of them
who was by nature timid he would not
speak harshly toiilm and so drive out
what little courage the boy had. but
would oiler to race bim to the niast
.head or some such place, and when
they had climbed there he would take
no notice of the middy's fears, if he
showed any, but would smile kindly,
saying, "I wonder that any one could
fear to do such an easy thing as you
and I have just done." Thus the boy
got over his cowardice and learned to
love his captain, who throughout his
life showed the same consideration for
those around him.
I'cnnioji For the Heathen.
M idge, aged seven, had a list of
questions and *?i:swers given her by
her Sunday school teacher to learn, the
first of which was, "What is a mis
sionary?" and the answer, "One sent
to teach flie heathen." The list was
duly tearn<xi, and she went to Sunday
school full of Importance that she had
her lesson perfect. On her return she
was asked if she had remembered the
answers, and she replied: "Yes, mam
ma, I only missed the first, and in that
I only made a mistake of a penny. I
said, 'Two cents to teach the heathen'
Instead of 1 cent."
Chancre of Nationality.
One day there was a man clinging to
a strap in a crowded strpet,car. A sud
den jolt precipitated him into the lap
of one of the passengers.
"tVhat kind of a man are you?" ex
claimed the woman indignantly.
To which he replied, "I was an Irish
man when I came here, but now I seem
to be a Laplander."-Little Chronicle.
Why Hal Wa?. Crying.
Hal, who had gone away alone upon
a visit, was surprised after he had
gone to bed hy an aunt, who found-him
crying bitterly. "What's the matter?"
she inquired. "You aren't homesick,'
aro you?" "No," he sobbed, looking np
nt her through his tears, "only I was
thinking how much they must be miss
ing LT.e at home."-New York Times.
On the old principle that misery
loves company, it Is good to hear of
a country whose forests have been
wasted even worse than our own. Con.
*sul-General Guenther reports from
Frankfort that wh"e the. forests of
Sweden amount to 48.(5 per cent, of its
whole area, in Russia they are but
3G.7 per cent, and in Kassian Poland
only 21.3 per cent. Russian forest re
sources are less than even in Austria
Hungary and the United States, and
fhe- Czar's Government is studying
.^ays and means of reforesting.
THE TRUE BLOODHOUND.
How lt Differs from the Imported Cu
The Cuban dogs which were pro
cured to exterminate the Seminole In
dians, and only suceeded in extermi
nating a lot of calves, were not the
true bloodhound. The Cuban hound
differs in every essential point from
the bloohound proper. They were de
rived from various crosses of "Pug
naces," or dogs of war, of which the
Great Dane and the mastiff are exam
ples, while the bloodhound was origi
nally cultivated from the older races
of "Sagaces," that is, sagacious or in
The name bloodhound was given the
breed during the reign of Henry HT.
The breed originated from the old Tal
bot . hound, which was brought over
by William the Conqueror. All author
ities agree that the Talbot was iden
tical with the St. Hubert hound, a
breed from St. Hubert's Abbey in Ar
dennes, which according to old
legends, was imported by St. Hubert
from the south of Gaul about the sixth
century. This is the condensed his
tory of the breed, and the name blood
hound, when applied to dogs of differ
ent descent, is a misnomer.
The bloodhound will not tear or rend
the object of its pursuit. On the con
trary, when it overtakes such object
it simply evinces joy and gladness.
The bloodhound will follow the trail
of Indians, or any other living creature
which leaves a trail.
In size the bloodhound differs as
greatly from the Cuban dog as it does
in appearance, disposition and intelli
gence. It stands from 22 to 25 inches
high at the shoulder and weighs from
70 to 100 pounds, while the Cuban
dog measures from 30 to 30 inches
at the shouldci and weighs from
150 to 200. I have heard of their
weighing as much as 300 pounds. I
can find no evidence to show that the
bloodhound was ever bred or used in
Cuba for any purpose. They are rare
even in England, and this seems
strange when we consider their many
admirable qualities. However, Ameri
can fanciers are becoming impressed
with t?<e true value of the breed, and
such breeders as J. L. Winchell/of Fair
Haven, Vt: Dr. C. A. Lougest, of Bos
ton: Col. Hoger D. Williams, of Lex
ington, Ky., and Dr. J. It. Fulton, of
Beatrice, Neb., have already raised the
standard of its excellence to a higher
level than it has ever reached before.
There is only one class of persons
who have any reason to decry the use
of bloodhounds in tracking criminals,
and that class is the criminals them
selve, and they have abundant reason.
The trained bloodhound is the crimi
nal's Nemesis.-Forest and Stream.
Weather Wise Georgians, ,
"To-wtrd" my outsoar connubial." Sh!
This is neither a New England dialect
story by tyary Wilkins nor the idle
Idiosyncrasy of a linotype machine
toying at will with the matrices while
the operator is cursing the penmanship
of the unchirographical cub reporter.
It ls what Local Forecaster Marbury
said about Atlanta's weather yester
day. And he thought so much of It
that he wired it to Washington. And
Washington thought so much of It that
they wired it all over the country that
weather men In the different United
States stations everywhere might
know that the strato-cumulus clouds, a
very mild brand of the nebulous not
withstanding the label, covered less
than one-tenth of the sky that covers
the Empire Building, tho sausage fac
tory in Peters strei-t and all things and
people Atlantan. And it told to the
waiting world the condition and tem
perature of the Atlanta barometer and
j'i?t how it had been doing all day and
o'her things of intelligent interest to
those only who live in the world of
Isobars and other meteorological
phenomena. Seriously, it was tho
code signal, and being Interpreted it
read: "Barometer 28.98 inches; ther
mometer, 84 deg. at 7 o'clock; wind
south; sky, clear; wind velocity, 8
miles; maximum temperature, 88;
clouds, strato cumulus, coming from
the southwest and covering less than
one-tenth of the sky." As for the r?st
of the day in the weather market, it
was generally quiet and Atlanta's part
ls accounted for In: "Tossed my out
soar connqjdal."-Atlanta Constitution.
BETTER THAN IT LOOKS.
Dark Colored Water of Swamps De
licious and Beneficial.
Here under the pines and hemlocks
glides an amber-brown brook, stained
by the vegetable juices of deep
swamps and decomposing layers ol
forest mold. Dip up some of the water
in a glass, and it is like clear old
wine, whose last lees settled to the
bottom half a century ago. TheTe ls
no taint of impurity in the darkness
of its coloring. Not even the crystal
mountain stream slipping down over
granite ledges and white sand is pur
er than this brown, wine-like water.
Nature lias filtered it, and turned It
over and over beneath the sun and
wind and rain, until it is as clear and
innocent as the air of the wilderness.
Even where the sun breaks through
and turns its tide to transparent old
gold you may kneel and look in vain
for any floating particle of impurity.
Drink of it. with delight and without
fear It is the tonic wild water of the
woods. There is virtue in every drop.
How qften have I fled hither, pant
ing like the hart for the water brooks
of the wilderness, thirsting for a taste
of this primitive medicine distilled In
the ancient laboratories of the swamps!
I have come, choked with all the un
wholesome accumulations of the so
cnlled civilized community-with rich
and too abundant food, with cloying
luxuries, with confined, polluted, germ
ladcn air. I have come with the stag
nant blood, of the sedentary worker,
with a liver heavy and Inert as lead,
brain clouded and stupefied, and plung
ed my lips deep into this wild water,
like a parched and hunted deer, and
with that draught refreshed and re
newed myself as from the fountain of
eternal youth. Within a week my
whole system has become purged and
cleansed and toned up to the key of
happy living again. Ah. this wonder
working medicine of the woods, thia
tonic cordial prescribed by primitive
Instinct, and poured forth without,
money and without price in the great*
pharmacy of the wilderness!-Whtfbte*
IF IT THUNDERS.
Something to Remember in All Sea?
When a severe thunderstorm is rag
ing, the safest iplace is in the open,
1 close to the earth. If the body is
J erect, it acts as an excellent conduc
' tor for the lightning to find its way to
the earth. For this reason it is dan
gerous to take refuge under a tree.
Doubtless most of the persons who
perished while under trees would be
alive to-day had they remained in the
open. It is also injudicious to huddle
under threshing machines, sheds or in
the grandstands of race tracks or
county fairs, especially under or near
the flagstaffs which usually adorn such
Avoid standing in doorways, near
chimneys and fireplaces, close to catr
tie or near the ends of a wire clotbes
. line during a thunderstorm. On the
Iother hand, there is not much sense
in going to bed or trying to insulate
one's self in feather beds. Small arti
cles of steel or iron, as a knife, ket
tle or key, do not attract lightning,
as it is popularly believed.
If one has been struck by lightning,
the first thing to do is to go to work to
restore consciousness, as lightning
oftener brings about suspended anima
tion than somatic death. The condi
tion of a person struck by lightning is
much the same as that of a person res
cued from drowning. Try to stimulate
respiration and circulation. Do not
cease in the effort to restore anima
tion in less than an hour, as you value
the life of the sufferer.-Buffalo Cour
OIL FUEL IN HAWAII.
ls Preferred as a Complete Substitute
The substitution of crude oil as fuel
in place of coal in Hawaii is proving
an uuqaulitied success. On Maui the
Haiku I'aia, Hawaiian Commercial
and Kihei plantations are using oil.
On this island Kahuku, Waialua,
Oahu and Honolulu are using it, and
Ewa will be in a few weeks. In this
city the Young Building is huming oil,
and recently the Itapid Transit Com
pany converted all of its furnaces into
oil burners. So far as reported, the
change is working satisfactorily on all
of the plantations, with a uniform re
duction in cost of, approximately. 30
In addition to the saving in dollars,
oil fuel has-'three distinct advantages
over coal. First, it requires much less
labor to handle it. This is a serious
consideration on the planta;ions, where
every labor-saving device and process
should be fostered as a means of meet
ing the demand for labor. Any ma
chine, device or process which enables
one man to do tho work of two, even
though -its operation costs as much ag_
M*? -tvro' mee ao, is a> distinct advaiic?T
as it reduces the requirements for
laborers by ."?0 per cent, in connection
with that particular work. This is an
important consideration now, and it
may in the future prove most vital.
Second. It is a clean fuel. Instead
of a grimy, dusty and disagreeable
spot such as the regulation coal firing
room is, where oil is in use the fire
room becomes a show place, as clean
as a parlor, while the one fireman
wears a "biled shirt" and a standing
collar. If his tastes run that way.
Third. It is smokeless. Not com
paratively so but absolutely smoke
less. If any smoke issues from the
smokestack it is proof positive that
there is some defect in the burner
used, or in the arrangement of the
furnace. An inspection of the Rapid
Transit furnace and smokestack will
demonstrate this fact to any one who
desires to prove it.-Exchange.
The Coign of Advantage.
DeCarry-Did you two dance the
cotillon at the Christmas hop?
Merritt-No; we knew a better step
than that. It was on the stairs.
' What's that you're hiding behind
"Please, sir. it's a apple ma told mo
to give you, but I was afraid it mb "ht
make you sick."
Meanest Traders in the World.
There is a colony of Syrian mer
chants in Kingston, the capital of Ja
maica, who could give cards and
spades even to the bland Chinaman
"for ways that are dark and tricks
that arc vain."
They take one match out of every
box they sell until they have enough
matches to fill another box, and so
make an extra cent. They shave tiny
flakes off cakes of soap and boil them
down to make other cakes. They put
a thin layer of molasses on the bot
tom of the scoop with which they serve
rice, so that a few grains will stick to
These are only a few of their thou
sand tricks to turn a dishonest penny.
Without doubt they are the meanest
traders in the world.
Monkey and Parrot Work Together.
Prairie dogs and rattlesnakes live
together in this country; in Brazil
monkeys and parrots also have inter
ests in common. They not only roost
In the same trees, but work for mutual
The monkeys cannot easily pick the
big Brazil nut husks from the trees,
so the parrots gnaw them loose, allow
ing them to drop, the fall to the ground
splitting them. Then the monkeys tear
the cracked husks asunder, gather the
nuts and divide them with the parrots.
Sometimes, when the busks fail to
split, the monkeys carry them up to
the highest limbs of the tree and let
them drop again.
Monkey and parrot enjoy their har
vest side by side.
Hay Crops on Montana's Desert.
The so-called "desert" of Montana
ls turfing out to be a.region of much
agricultural richness despite the Im
possibility of irrigating lt. The Agri
cultural Department has shown .bat
hay of very good quality will grow
there, especially alfalfa and red clover
and that an excellent wheat is being
raised. The one drawback is that, rnly
one crop a year can be raised, iristond
of the two and three as on the irri
BEET PULP SICOS.
Ittxv Cost Arrangements For Keep
ing Sugar Beet Pnlp.
.Sugar beet' pulp accumulates In large
quantities at the sugar factories, and it
Evident that an economical use of a
iteriaLwith so low a feeding value
ids upon an inexpensive method
mndllng and storing it. In a recent
|etin of the California experiment
ion are described silos that are be
[ed to possess the desired require
}ts for preserving the pulp, since
'?? confine the required quantity in a
space, reduce the exposed sur
?and may be strongly built at a
jaratively low cost. It has been
ced that when a pile of sugar beet
pulp la??xposed to the weather the sur
face decays to a depth of six or eight
Inches, forming a crust which protects
the renfelnder. In the silos described
this fact is taken advantage of. One
form consists of a large open bin with
sloping, sides built on the surface of the.
ground",..the other of a trench or exca
vation 3?dth sloping sides and'a flat
floor covered with plank.
Silo ?L'Xn.ay be made of refuse lumber
and of ?jijy size to suit the convenience
of the feeder. That shown in the figure
was 12 feet wide 30 feet long and
G feet dedp and would hold about two
car loads.of pulp. Thc silo P> is simple
and inexpensive and may be convenient
ly made bv excavating a passage
through or in the side of the bill. It is
recommended that the bottom should
always be planked and provided with
means whereby the water may be easily
and qnickly drained from the pulp. The
planks should be set up well from the
ground ana be far enough apart to
leave a crack between them after they
have swelleuV The sides may or may
not be planted, but less pulp is lost if
they are covered with boards. A silo
of this sort?was GOO feet long, 50 feet
deep, 20 feet wide at the base and 80
feet wide at the top. The bottom only
was planked and had a gutter under
the floor Viii viv thoroughly drained the
I pnlp.^Tr ^^Yr^bj mpfl'ns of cn'rrtpni
rivr???ki Bi?T:g??T the pulp directly from
the 'sugar fa'ctory. Small silos can be
readily filled by driving a wagon along
side of the top 8f the silo and shovel
ing the pulp into it. It is not necessary
to cover either form of silo with a
. j.- Bar Clover.
Replying to an inquiry as to whether
bur clover will be profitable on land
newly sown to Bermudas, where the
Bermuda ls not doing well, Southern
Cultivator says: Bur clover will dowell
on your Bermuda. You can sow In
September or October. September will
do best. About two bushels of seed to
the acre will be a good quantity. You
need not run the harrow over it. The
rain will fit the seed to the soil, and
that is all that is needed.
Points of Quality In 3111k.
The following points should be ob
served by even the most humble dairy
man to insure getting a quality of milk
on the market that will not be turned
down by the buyer:
First.-Keep the cows clean, for lt
pays with the cows.
Second.-Stir up no dust at milking
Third.-Take special care lu washing
and sterilizing tinware and strainer?,.
The Maltese Mill* Goat.
A company is being formed in Mal
den, Mass., to establish a Maltese goat
milk dairy and sanitarium. It is com
posed of leading physicians, who want
the milk as a remedy for malnutrition
and pulmonary diseuses, together with
business men, who are in it for the
profits. They intend to test lt by pur
chasing goats enough to prove its mer
its. The Maltese goat, like all others,
ls naturally a browser and not a graz
er. He lives on leaves and branches
which die for want of nourishment and
converts waste and unproductive lands
into fertile pastures. A gentleman re
ports the Increased value of his GOO
acres of land by the use of a herd of
goats as being 10 cents an acre. The
Maltese goat has no offensive odor pe
culiar to the male common goat. The
milk has no peculiar flavor. It resem
bles cow's milk both In taste and color.
-Cor. American Cultivator.
Horse Sorrel In thc Lawn.
"How can a person kill horse sorrel
from the lawn without killing the
grass?" asks an Ohio reader. Try lim
ing lt in September. In November or
December give a heavy coat of well
rotted manure. Next spring rake off
any .strawy part of the mulch that may
remain. The grass will probably grow
rank again and crowd the sorrel out.
If the roots of the grass arc dead, lt
should be reseeded, raked over and roll
ed In October.-Farm Journal.
Xe?? and Notes. .?
A poor outlook for corn is thc general
verdict for the corn belt.
Public sales will be made a feature of
the live stock shows at the world's fair.
Forests are threatened by-many ene
mies, of which fire and reckless lumber
ing are the worst.
An uneven apple chop, short In the
west, though large and of good quality
some regions, appears probable.
/ Prussic acid is now stated to be the
poisonous principle In sorghum, and
young plants are said to contain a
higher percentage of It than mature
The use of nitrate of soda as a top,
dressing for wheat, rye and millet ls
i pronounced a desirable and profitable
I practice by Dr. E. B. Voorhecs of. New
J Jersey, who claims that it Increases the
; yield and improves the quality of the
A DISASTER AVERTED.
The Wife's Forgotten Message.
The great financier was pacing hast
ily up and down his private office, with
a frown of perplexity mussiug his
"Excuse me, Sir, hut the President
of the Steel-" ventured a clerk,
timidly putting his head in at the d-.tor.
"Get out!" roared the great man
As the moments fled his step grew
more and more disordered, and his
frown deepened until his bajd spot al
most touched his eyebrows.
Again the trembling clerk pushed
the door far enough open to falter,
"The conimittee of the Anthracite
"Lemme 'lone!" bawled the great
Another long half hour crawled into
the cavern of the past, and horrid anx
iety had crushed his features together
in its remorseless grasp.
Again the clerk, his face pallid, his
knees shaking, and his voice quaver
ing, whispered through the keyhole,
"The President of the Atlantic and
Pacific Railroad insists upon seeing-"
"G'way!" howled the great financier.
By this time the news had reached
the street. Consternation reigned,
stocks went down and down, panic
was in the air. The outer offices of the
great financier swarmed with exciteu
magnates, their hearts in their throats.
There were whispered conferences,
grim and strenuous. At length the bold
est brushed the terrorized clerks aside
and strode sternly toward the private
office. As he thrust the door wide
open he was greeted with a joyous
shout, a shout of victory.
"That's it! that's it! I knew I could
remember it!" exulted the great finan
"What is it? What is it?" clamored
the crowd, fighting and shoving !n its
eagerness to get within hearing.
"Why, my wife told me to be sure
to bring some soed catalogues home
with me, and, by George, I couldnt
remember what it was she wanted till
this minute," explained the great
financier, smiling triumphantly.-New
Their Own Lookout.
There was an Irishman who after
reaching America was full of home
sick brag, in which nothing in Ameri
ca even aproached things of a similar
variety in Ireland. In speaking of the
bees of the ould sod he grew especially
roseate and said:
'"Why, the haze in that counthry is
twice as big as in this, bedade, they're
bigger than that-they're as big as the
sheep ye have in this counthry!"
"Bees as big as sheep!" said his in
credulous listener. "Why, what kind
of hives do they have to keep them
mr , :
-^srMi-Aiiagwi- ttr?^r" illti "oiic? ?a uht?
counthry," was the reply.
"Then how do the bees get into the
hives." was the reply.
"Well," replied the Irishman, "that's
their own lookout!"
How He Guesseth.
Chollr- Will yen think of me when
Alice (with a:? unfortunate snigger^
-Who could help it!
A good many amusing stories are
told at the expense of servant girls
and domestics generally, but this
which comes from Chestnut Hill is at
the expense of the mistress rather
than the maid. It was a new servant
girl, who was, as a rule, truthful, but
who would toll a harmless white fib
when her mistress required it.
One day the rector called, but for
some reason the lady did not wish to
see him. Answering the bell, the
maid very politely said her mistress j
Now, in the drawing room, Jeading
directly from the front hall, there was
a folding screen which stood two or
three inches from the floor. Behind
this the lady secreted herself.
"So your mistress is out?" mildly
said the minister.
"Yes, sir," answered the maid.
"Well," remarked the cailei, as he
looked toward the drawing room, "the
next time your mistress goes out, will
you kindly suggest that she take her
feet with her?"-Philadelphia Ledger.
The.' Loon Bird's Call.
Have you ever heard the loon bird's
call? It ls the weirdest cry of all the
feathered tribe, and is only to be heard
on rare occasions on the great inland
lakes of America. It sounds exactly
like the cry of a woman in distress.
"Like woman wailing for her demon
lover," said one man Avho had hoard
it, quoting Coleridge.
"I beard a faint wail far away up
the lake," he continued, enlarging on
the experience. "It sounded like a
woman crying for succor. It was in
describably weird and harrowing. As
the cry came drifting down the lake,
the very air seemed to be full of sor
Roentgen Rays for Tanning.
A Cincinnati inventor asserts that
he bas discovered how to tan hides in
twenty minutes by the use of the
Rontgen rays. The bides are soaked
in lime for the separation of the fibres
and the removal of the hair, as is done
now. This takes about four days.
Then they are soaked in a solution of
certain chemicals for abouc two hours,
after which they lire exposed to the
rays for fifteen or twenty minutes, at
the end of which the are tanned. The
finishing proceeds under present meth
ods. The new process ls supposed to
save about four months' time.
Unique Benevolent Idea.
A novel plan for benefiting the
' ..uls of the Hallway Benevolent In
stitution has been devised by the Irish
railway managers. It has been decided
to collect from railway men a suffi
cient number of stories and incident*
-"humorous and thrilhng"^-appejv
tainlng to railway life to make up a
book, which will be published and sold
for a shilling, for the he&?St of the
funds of the instltutior
if you would retain your peace of
mind keep your ploce of mind to your?
B 0 Y'S G
The Cluthos question for the
position at best.
Parlenis, who have raised an i
The Boy must be pleased as wi
We haye Bovs Suits that will i
tentm?-:nl in the family circle.
Our handsome Short Pants Si:
three pie<e Btv Ie?, will
FILL THE BU
$2.50, $3.00, $3.50, $4.00 and i
are handsome and have 6tyleenou?
Mother, as well cs that substantial
?JkVBrmg the Boy here for al
I. c. LEVY'S
for Men and Boys.
A Strong Draughtsman.
Friend-I've often wished I could
One Woman'? Way of Painting.
The brien* ,4 a bright Phila
delphia -wspaper man has to do some
of tb housework herself, as her hus
band's income does not justify tbe
luxury of employing help. The other
day, finding out that the floor needed
painting, she procured the necessary
materials, and eaHy in the afternoon
set to work.
When her husband returned in the
early evening he found her in tears in
the centre of the room. She had paint
ed the floor all around herself, and
there she was on a little dry island in
the middle, afraid of crossing the wet
pai*>t for fear of spoiling all her work.
Her husband, instead of imitating Sir
Walter Raleigh, procured a board and
released her from durance vile. Then
he meanly told the story.
Seemed Rather Too Familiar.
He drew her toward him, and after
a few brief moments of kisses and rap
tures of various kinds he asked:
"What kind of an engagement ring
would you prefer?" .
She looked shyly into his face and
declined to express a preference until
she had been further pressed. Then she
"Well, I've been accustomed to-"
She checked herself just in time-to
prevent a dreadful faux pas or sume
other frightful French thing. However
he is still pondering her answer, and
lt troubles him mightily-Tit-Bits.
Now They Don't Speak.
Ethel-Yes, I won Charley at a
Ernie-Indeed! I heard that you
were awarded the booby prize.-Chi
Has just received a full
FALL AND- W
Consisting of CLOTHING for si
YOU'MIP; Clothing for Men and Bi
for M*-ii n:?il Uovs. Thu finest as =
A lu I tun! complete line of
My Dress Goods- Department
need in Plain and Fancy Goods. S
Ready-to-wear Skirts and Shirts,'
Milli uer yr X
My Millinery Department is cr
different styles nf Walking Hats au
and latest Parisian styles,
My stock of Shoes is too well
have for the tiny infants to the No
all at THE AUGUSTA BEE HIV
lace to got your bar gaius.
tto Talk to
growing Boy is-aperplexing pro
lssortmenl of Boys, know all about
sll as tho Parent.
satisfy all hands and promote cou
lits from 3 to 16 years, in two or
upward are the pricoe. The Suits
;h to please both the Boy and his
wear bis Father will insist upon
1 round clothes satisfaction.
SON & CO-,
Street Car Conductors of One Good
In this city all the street car con
ductors are womou-bright, intelligent
and courteous, and in every way effi
cient, giving satisfaction to the com
pany which employs them and to pa
The city has bad women conductors
for several years, ever since horses
gave way to trolleys and passengers
were no longer expected to drop their
fares in a box. The conductors have
never organized a union or gone out ~
ou a strike. They never have any
trouble with their passengers.
The force consists of seven regulars,
one extra, and one relief. Their only
uniform is the shirtwaist and their
badge of authority is a ribbon with
the word "Conductor" printed on it
Some/of them wear this pinned around
neat/vhite caps, and others wear it on
jjichjrf? h.-it.s.^ig.nEvl.Cr?jOY . n- dav nff..
rev??vy- wee*,- anti -one Sunday ofr> in '
every seven weeks. Their working
hours are aranged on a complex sched
ule that makes their longest day's
work that from G.30 a. m. to 10.30 .p.
m.. with forty-iive minutes off at noon.
Their pay is $5 a week.
The conductors like the work and
are hardened to all the jests made by
the -facetious. They get on famously
with the motormen, and with the male
passengers, who frequently make
themselves useful when a trolley
jumps the wiro. The conductors sel
dom give up their jobs, except when
they marry, and nor always then.
Chillicothe (O.i Correspondence Phila
Thc following twelve maxims form
part of the will of Mayer Anselm
Rothschild, the founder of the great
banking house at Frankfort. They are
now attracting attention in Europe
and are recommended to those who de
sire to succeed in life:
I. -Seriously ponder over and thor
oughly examine any project to which
you intend to give your attention.
II. -Reflect a long time, then decide
III. -Co ahead.
IT.-Endure annoyances patiently
and fight bravely against obstacles.
V. -Consider honor as a sacred duty.
VI. -Never lie about a business af
i VII.-Pay your debts promptly.'
VIII. -Learn how to sacrifice money
IX. -Do not trust too much to luck.
X. -Spend your time profitably.
XT.-Do not pretend to be more Im
portant than you really are.
XII.-Xever become discouraged,
work zealously and you will surely
and completo linc* of
tout and loan men; Clothing fo
9vs. Also a full line of Oveicoat
?ort me nt of Mon's and Boys Hats
'consists of everything tho ladies
ILKS of all shades ai.d prices. In
I have tho most complete line in
?in pie te in every detail. All the
d Dress Hats, of the fiuest quality
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