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I To Defy Old Age,
The Heart Young
By Beatrice Fairfax
KNOW a little old woman of 70 whose heart ia as young as
though she were in the twenties. Her hair is as white as
smqw, but in her eyes there burns the fire and vim of youth.
She has worked hard all her life and has saved quite a
sum of money. Her people are anxious that she should stop
working and live comfortably on her savings for the rest of
her days; but she says she is too young to give up work yet
for a while.
So she trots cheerfully about the kitchen. She is a cook,
and makes the best pies in the country.
She has a keen, sense of humor, and her laugh rings out a dozen times
a day as gay and merry as a girl's.
She likes to have young people about her, "For," she says, "Sure, Miss,
.we are all young together, and do be having a fine time."
Dear little old woman! Her heart is as sweet and. pure and kindly as
a baby's, and that is what keeps her so young. Time could not have the heart
to do other than deal gently with her. .
You eau all keep young, if. you keep from getting into a rut and keep
jour interest in people and things alive.
Gray hairs and wrinkles will come, but it is the spirit that really keeps
you young. If your heart gets dried and old it will show in your face, for
the eyes are the windows of the sou! and the truest index to your character.
If you are an unmarried woman, don't sink into the typical old maid
Don't be kittenish. Nothing is more objectionable than the kittenish
woman. But keep young.
Keep abreast with the times. Be interested in young people and their
.doings, and don't withdraw yourself into a shell of reserve.
Go out a^nd visit your friends, and if you have ailments, keep them to
Don't get into one way of doing things and imagine that your way is the
-only way; and don't fail to appreciate a joke, even when it ls at your own
Look for the sunshine of life, for nothing so preserves youth as cheer
The mere fact that you are over 50 need not make you an old man or
woman. If you take care of yourself and live sensibly, getting plenty of
-sleep and fresh air, you will Se able to hold Father Time at bay for years.
Train yourself to take a cheerful view of life. Don't worry over trifles,
and don't lose your temper. Frowns are great wrinkle builders. '
I know that this is a true recipe for youth, for has not my little old
?lend proved it?-New York Evening Journal.
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The Bachelor Tax
^ By Walter G Michel
HAT, I wonder, do the lawmakers of Wisconsin, Iowa, Texas
and other states, expect to accomplish by their bachelor
tax? If they think that they will benefit anybody by tell
ing a man that he must elthtr marry or pay a tax, I think
that they are badly mistaken.
In the first place, why are there bachelors? Do they
exist just f jr the fun of the thing, because they don't want
a home, because thej* want to be diff?re, from other peo
Why aret?ost of the marriageaum nvuiuu ...... . .. _
sure I don't know. It certainly isn't the man's fault that a woman doesn't
know how to sew, cook, made a'bed correctly, and in fact keep ? house in
the way a house should be kept.
Every man likes to have a home, a place where he may rest from his la
bors, a wife and children to welcome him. Give a man a decent position
and a woman who knows how to run a home and he will get married every
time. '/< .
Felling a Great Tree
i By Clifton Johnson ? J
?.???frN the wooded shores of Puget Sound, Washington, the trees
*, *, sometimes have a diameter of a dozen feet. The cedars, in
* T * particular, reach a' vast girth, and in the valley by the
S ? *, roadside was one with a circumference at the ground of 63
? *c feet, and nearby was another that had a Gothic arch' cut
?-H^Hwl through it affording easy passage for a man on horseback.
********** But the tallest trees are the firs. Two hundred feet ls a
# very moderate . height, and some shoot up to above three
hundred. The fall of one of the monsters when the woods
men have cut throjjgh Its base is something appalling. As the tree begins to
give the sawyers hustle down from their perch and seek a safe distance.
Then they look upward along the giant column and listen. "She's workin'
all the time," says one.
"Yes," agrees the other, "you can hear her talkin';" and he gives a
loud cry of "Timber!" to warn any fellow laborers who may be in the neigh
The creaking and snapping increase, and the tree swings slowly at first,
but soon with tremendous rapidity, and crashes down through the forest
to the earth. There is a flying of bark and broken branohes, and the air Lr
filled with slow-settling dust. The men climb on the prostrate giant and walk
along the broad pathway of the trunk to see how lt lies. What pigmies they
seem amid the mighty trees around! The ancient and lofty forest could
well look down on them and despise their short-lived insignificance ; yet their
persistence and ingenuity are irresistible, and the woodland is doomed.
The Outing Magazine.
? The Child Must Have ?
^ By Percival Chubb, of the Ethical Culture Society ^
UR old home culture, and, wrose still, the old home pieties,
are disappearing. The church and Sunday school have not
kept pace with modern, pedagogy, and are losing their hold
on1 society at large. In the Increase of hoodlumism, divorce,
child labor, luxury and extravagance, there is a relaxation
of moral muscle, and in distress we are turning to the schools
td stem the tide of moral insufficiency. President Eliot said
spend more money for education; but lt is a mistake. We
camnot transfer the duties of the home or of the church to
the school. In his social environment, in the time he spends out of school,
the child gets hiore education or miseducation than he gets In lt. We have
to come back to the old idea of having the parents purge out the moral ma
"Don't worry about John, mother."
."Well, Eph, I don't suppose I should ;
nut when one letter says his condition j
Js so good and the next that he'll have
to get rid of his condition before the
faculty will let him play football, I'm
awful afraid he'll make himself sick
When a dentist in China is extract
ing a tooth for a patron an assistant
pounds on a gong to drown out the
cri?s of the patient.
* No Novelty.
"A novel always ends with the mar
"Which is proper. There's nothing
novel about the subsequent hunt for
a flat and a cook and a job lot of furn
Among the thousand and one pro
jects on the program of the Young
Turks for the regeneration of Turkey
the Constantinople journals announce,
with much satisfaction, the intention
to rid" the city of its street dogs.
brinkley, Ark., a Scene of
THE INJURED NUMBER OVER 50
Reports Prom tho Storm-Swept Ar
kansas Town Reveal an Appalling
Brinkley, Ask., Special.-Fcrthei
details of thc %'reat disaster lier?
stato that thirty or more lives were
I snuffed out, C? *oecplc were injured
and property estimated to ho worth
.$1,000,000 was destroyed as a result
! of the tornado which wrecked this
I little city Monday night. Of the
known dead 14 s-? while people, the
j others colored.
Wreckage Piled High.
The tornado hovered about the city
onl ya few minutes but its work of
I dostuction was complete. The Ro
man Catholic church, standing direct
ly in the path of che storm, alone
escaped dnmag3 o ' rdestruction and
stands a grim seniintl on a scene of
1 desolation. Main street and Cypress
avenue, the two principal thorough*
Caves of thc town, are impassable and
are piled high with w rc** a ge from
end to end. Even' business house is
in rains and there is hardly a home
that has not at least suffered the loss
of a roof or wing. The Arlington
Hotel was totally demolished. Eighty
guests were registered but all escap
ed uninjured. The Brinkley Hotel.
Southern Hotel and Kelly Hotel wore
all destroyei without ioss of life.
Relief squads were at work all
day Tuesday caring for the dead and
injured. Thc Rock Island and Cotton
Belt Rnilwaj-s have placed cars at the
disposal of the relief committee and
t seeking a temporary refuge at othei
poin's nearby. Thc dead were sent
io Helena, from which point inter
ment will take place.
Governor Donaghey arrived from
Little Rock in the afternoon tn re
sponse to a call from the citizens'
committee. He has the siltation well
in hand and saye food, clothing and
shelter are the things most needful.
Hundreds cf people are homeless and
are wandering about seeking a tem
porary abode. Three special trains
arrived from neighboring: towns
bringing relief workers, physicians
and nurses. The Catholic church
bas been converted into a hospital
and here the doctors and nurses are
caring for the injured. The citizens
of Helena have generously offered the
use of th?-.\r homes for the destitute.
Mass meetings were called for in
Memphis, Little Rock and other
?w?ne tn raise funds and supplies for
As a result, it is b?lieved there will
be a quick return in Missouri to 3
cent fares. Frank Hagerman, for
the IS companies involved, asserted
that the decision sounded like the
death knell of the 2-cent rate in every
State in the Union.
Judge McPherson held that both
the commodity and passenger laws
were confiscatory and unconstitution
al, and Mr. Hagerman declared that
it is not conceivable that if the 2-cent
rate is confiscatory in Missouri, it
can be compensatory in other States.
The State- on the other hand, de
clares emphatically that Missouri's
fi-rht over lower rates will continue.
Elliot W. Major. Attorney General,
who was in court when the decision
was reached, said an appeal would be
taken and that the present Legisla
ture would bo asked to pass new rate
laws that would stand the tests of the
courts. Governor Hadley made a
Government by Commission.
Birmingham. Ala.,. Special.-Dr
Charles W. Elliot, retiring-president
of Harvard University, spent the da?
here. He discussed "Government bj
Commission." He maintained that
the highest efficiency in municipal
government is accomplished by small
governing bodies placed in office by
universal suffrage. He gave the re
sults of his investigation in Galves
ton under the commission form.
Hinton Helper a Suicide.
Washington, Special-Hinton Row
an Helper, a native of Davie county
North Carolina, former United State.'
consul general at Buenos Ayres,' com
mitted suicide herc Tuesday. He wai
80 years old, a veteran of the rivi,
war. The tragic act was committee
in a room ar 028 Pennsylvania avenue
northwest, by tying a towel about
his neck and turning on the gas.
Papers and letters found. in tht
room where Helper took his life re
vealed the fact that he was evidentl)
deeply interested in on\y one matter
the project to build a great inter
continental railway, to extend through'
North, Central and South American.
Seven-Year-Old Boy Bound and Gag*
ged by Burglar.
Savannah, Ga,, Special.-Seven-1
year-old Evelyn Rabey was surprised
alone in his father's home here Tues
day by a masked negro burglar who,
threatening the boy with death from
two pistols and a knife he carried,
bound the lad with a rope to a chair
and gagged hj?m with a bundle of
cloth until the child was near suffo
Was First White Child Born in Chi
Chicago, Special.-Mrs. Margaret
Ellen Liscom, the first white chile
born in Chicago after its incorpora
tion as a city, is dead in Blooming
ton, 111. She was born on March 3d
183G, and was surrounded at bet
birth by squaws. Her first bath was
taken in a tub from an old bollov
log. She was rocked to sleep in ?
cradle of bark. Mrs. Liscom's pa
rents were Mr. and Mrs. Jame;
Kinsey, who came West soon aftcj
their marriage in Virginia and settled
at Fort Dearborn. I
News of Interest Gleaned Proi
War Against Tuberculosis. j
Aiken, Special-Miss Susie S. Iiev
uiel has been employed'by the Aiken
Ucunty Anti-Tuberculosis league as a
:rained nurse to assist the league in
ts work for the prvention of the
vhite plague. The league has been
rery active in its inauguration of a
var against consumption.- Although
;he league has been, organized only a
few weeks, practical results are now
>eing obtained, and the people are
feing instructed in the means of pre
senting the disease.
It is only in rcent years that means
:or coping with this dread disease
lave been discovered, and this knowl
idge is not yet prevalent among the
>eople, and the dissemination of this
mowledge is the primal object for the
eague in this country. No dues are
)aid for membership in the league,
>ut voluntary subscriptions are being
received by the officers of the prose
?ution of the work. Many of the
Northern visitors have liberally help
ed in this work.
Miss Ravenel has already com
nenced her work. She devotes the
forenoons to the work, making visits
;o all parties who may need her as
sistance, which is given, not from a
icistanoe, which is given, not from a
maritable standpoint, but as a matter
I )f giving valuable suggestions for the
! iaring of patients, prevention of the
ipread to other members of the fam
:ly and to persons with whom infect
?d persons may come in contact. Miss
Ravenel has had long experienct as a
lurse, and she has entered the work
with spirit. She will make periodical
reports to the president of the league,
Dr. Fillmore Moore.
The trained nurse will conduct her
?vork in conjunction with the board
jf health. Miss Revend will also
?onsult with the physicians of the
?ity and work in conjunction with
:hem. Cases that are reported to her
is needing assistance or advice she
?viii visit. The object of this is, of
jourse, to prevent the'further spread
)f the disease,. and it is stated that
-vhere persons refuse to heed friendly
ind voluntary suggestions for sanita
iion and safety of the people against
mberculosis,, such cases will be re
ferred to the board of health to take
such action as they see fit for public
I ?ral, Wm. F. Stevenson, colonel. ?
(raw; Judge Advocate General, Benja
nin A. Morgan, colonel, Greenville;
lommissary general, Robert P. Ha
mer^ Jr., colonel, Hamer, S. C.; chief
?f ordnance, David W. Daniel, col
mel, Clemson College; aides de camp,
tVilliam W. Moore, colonel, Barnwell;
los. G. Wardlaw, colonel, Yorkville;
Daniel 0. Herbert, colonel, Orange
burg; military secretary to Governor,
""has. H. Cabaniss, colonel, Columbia;
lides de camp, David R. Geer, lieu
tenant colonel, Belton; Francis S.
Evans, lieutenant colonel, Greenwood;
Alvin Etheredge^ lieutenant colonel,
Saluda; William Banks, lieutenant
zolonel, Columbia; Thos. B. Butler,
lieutenant colonel, G .ffney; Saml. T.
McGravy, lieutenant colonel, Spar
enburg ; Hal T. Buck, lieutenant col
("Signed) M. F. Ansel,
Wind and Rain Saved Johnston.
Johnston, Special.-At 9:40 o'clock
Tuesday the cry of fire was given
and as a strong southeasterly wind
was blowing fear and dread filled the
entire town, for all knew that they
were at the mercy of the flames, as
there is no protection from fire what
ever. The fire originated in the mil
linery store of Mrs. May Taylor, a
Rock Hill's Water Supply.
Rock Hill, Special.-The Rock Hill
Waterj Light and Power Company is
progressing fine with the new well it
has been drilling for some time near
the standpipe. The well is 12 inches
in diameter, and will be drilled to a
depth where abundant water can be
secured. At the 125-foot mark a
thickness of about 10 feet of granite
was drilled through. The work is be
ing done in the most systematic man
ner, and'when completed it is thought
the well will furnish an*abundant
water supply, both for domestic and
Incendiary Fire in Aiken.
Aiken, Sepcial.-At 2 o'clock
Thursday morning the gin house of
the Palmetto farms was burned, and
everything'in the house was lost. The
Palmetto farms ginnery was one of
the best equipped ginneries in the
county. It operated two fine gins,
and the whole ginnery had only re
cently undergone repairs. It is be
lieved that the burning was the act
of an incendiary, ..-^-i^a
Will Revoke License.
McMaster has announced that he ha?
decided to revoke the license of thc
Standard Home company of Birming
ham, Ala. This company has failed
to comply with his demand for a
quarterly report as required by law
and Commissioner McMaster will pre
vent it from engaging further in
business in this State and will pro
ceed against its agents if he hears ol
I hem doing any business hereafter.
MA NEWS ITEMS
m All Sections of the State and
I Blow to Liquor Drummers.
Columbia, Special.-A. bill of more
than ordinary interest that was pass
ed at the recent session is one to make
it a misdemeanor to solicit orders for
liquor. The bill started in the Renate
to provide for a fancy license to
solicit orders, but it was changed so
as to make it a misdemeanor to solicit
orders. The Act as approved reads:
"Section L. That each and every
person, whether acting for himself or
as agent for any person, firm or cor
poration, who shall conduct the busi
ness of liquor drummer, soliciting or
receiving orders for Inter-State ship
ment within any county within this
State, except as now authorized '<y
law, any spirituous, nm!t, vinous, fer
mented, brewed, whether lagar or rice
beer, or other liquors or beverages, or
any compound or mixture which con
tains alcohol and is used as a bever
age, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
?and on conviction fined in a sum not
exceeding $1,000, or imprisonment for
not exceeding six months, or both
fine and imprisonment in the discre
tion of the Court."
Tried after Twenty Years.
Cheraw, Special.-A case of more
than usual interest was disposed of
at the Criminal Court for Chesterfield
County last week, the case of the
State vs. Parker Moore, charged with
murder. Nearly twenty years ago,
in 1889, Parker Moore, a young man
net yet 20, of good family, shot one
Jordan, in the leg with a shotgun
and immediately surrendered himself
to the sheriff, claiming that the deed
was done in defence of his own
life, and was placed in the county
jail to await the result of the injuries
to Jordan. Jordan died, and Moore,
fearing the drift of public sentiment
that ran high on account of several
homicides, escaped from jail and
went to Texas, where he married and
lived quietly with his family until
recently when he was brought back
and convicted. The sentence was
made light and a pardon will be
sought at an early day.
Dr. Cram's Successor. j
Charleston, S.pecial.-A Washing- i
ton dispatch says, it is fairly certain
that E. W. Durant will become the
sucessor of Dr. Crum as collector of
the port. Postmaster W. L. Harris,
of the city, and Postmaster General
Frank H. Hitchcock, who is Mr.
Harris's close friend, called upon
President Taft Monday and consult
ed with him in regard to the matter.
Afr. Harris went to "Washington sev
Yale graduate and a man of consiaer
able means. It is believed that his
appointment would give general satis
First Death Penalty in About 15
Laurens, Special.-For the first
time in about 15 years a Laurens jury
has returned a straight verdict of
murder without recommendation to
mercy. This occurred Wednesday
afternoon in the court of general ses
sions when the jury returned a ver
dict of guilty in the case of the State
vs. John Henry Anderson for the
murder of his father-in-law. Ander
son shot and killed old Joseph Carter
at the Cedar Grove church at the
funeral of one of Anderson's chil
dren. Anderson shot Carter in the
back and without immediate provo
Killing at Seneca.
Columbia, Special.-A special to
The State from Seneca, says: Deputy
Sheriff W. F. Corbet and his brother,
Charles, were killed at the house of
J. B. Palmer, near Walhalla, at 10
o'tlock Monday night. It is said that
Corbet had a warrant for the arrest
of one of the Palmers. Palmer, his
wife, one of his sonss and his daugh
ter are all slightly wounded. ^
Bitten by Rabid Dog.
Gaffney, Special.-Mr. J. Volney
Sarratt, one of Gaffney's most prom
inent citizens, was bitten by a dog in
Hie city on Friday. He was walking
along a street in the mill village, when
thc dog ran out from a house and bit
him pretty severely on one of his
legs. The dog later bit a woman o?
the mill village and was killed by its
owner. Mr. Sarratt obtained a mad
stone form Mr. H. M. Johnson and
applied same to the wound with the
result that it adhered for about eight
hours. He will leave for Atlanta,
where he will take the Pasteur treat
ment. . ^,
Uncle Sam's Soldiers Indicted.
Columbia, Special.-President Tay
lor, of the State Audubon Society,
Wednesday secured warrants from
Magistrate Fowles here against th?
eleven Federal soldiers stationed at
Fort Moultry accused in an article iis
The News and Courier of having
robbed an eagle nest of its young on
James slland Sunday. Mr. Taylor is
having papers sent down for service.
Edgefield's Ne* Powei Plant
Edgefield, Special. - For yean
Edgefield people have heard of thi
Twin City Power Company, its pur
pose being to develop a 30,000-horse
power electrical plant on the Savan
nah River, in this county. The pro
ject has received the approval of the
United States war department and
the construction of the dam has been
commenced. This is an immense un
dertaking and it is estimated that twr
years will he consumed in the build
ing of the dara. It means much fr
Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who
cultivates assiduously a reputation
for saying things that make people
sit up an<j take notice, says the At
lanta Constitution, volunteered re:
cently that the average married wom
an was no hetter off than a slave or
a horse; that the marital environ
ment frequently contravened the con
stitution, inasmuch as lt placed the
wifp in a state indistinguishable from
'"involuntary servitude." Whereupon
a little New York hausfrau, sore smit
ten with poverty and domestic cares,
issued a libel for divorce based on
constitutional grounds, which recited
that she was virtually held in peon
age to her husband. It is to be hoped
the court will see flt to hand ber
down a decree speedily, since lt ls
evident that upon whatever ground o!
justice her special plea may rest
she has outgrown her compatibility
with the man whose name she at
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Surplus & Profits $190,000.00.
The business of our out-of-town friends
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of our local depositors. Tb? accounts of
careful conse. <atlve people solicited.
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