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I' it were not for the atom, the molecule would not nave
: been born, and if it were not for the molecule, there would
not be particles of anything, and if lt were not for particles,
there would not be anything. As the chemist honors t?e
atom, so let us have due respect for those little things of
business, those details, which, in combination, build up the
? - ? r ? . largeness of trade. There is nothing too small to be insig
nificant, unless that something be worthless, for all bigness
* . is but the combination of little things.
The very greatness of the mighty steamship, is impressive, and we mar
vel at man's ability to produce it. Superficially we admire it for its greatness,
and often* forget that if it were not for the little propeller in the stern, almostf
microscopic compared with the bulk of the hull, this huge mass of steel and
Iren, this floating palace, would be but a derelict on the sea of commerce.
That mighty engine, with its 50,000 h. p., is controlled by a lever small
enough for a baby to handle. An appreciation and a mastery of detail aro
ne;*ssary to the consummation of any result worth accomplishing. The
master minds of the world in science, art, or business have never neglected
the details, the small things, which, collectively, make great things possible.
True, many a great captain of industry may, in the heyday of his success, ap
pear to care nothing for detail, and to ignore the little things. Als a matter
of fact, he does nothing of the kind, although:he may seem to do so; but,
even ii', he did, investigation would show that he became a master by being
a proficient servant, that he learned how to do great things by properly han
dling little things. The successful business man, and the success in any
other direction, springs Invariably from the man wao succeeds all along the
line, who mastered the little before he attempted to handle the great, who
.was lieutenant of detail before he took command of great responsibility.
I am aware that there are some experts ia,detail who never rise above
th? management of small things, but this is'not an argument against the
most careful attention to detail, because no man can handle great things suc
cessfully unless he has as successfully handled small things. No man eyer
"began at the top and succeeded. All success begins at the bottom, and step
by step, rises to the top. There is nothing too small to be noticed, and he
?who ignores the details of business, who bas not mastered them, is sure to
fail, not only at the start, but all along the line; and the reason he is able to
command business is because he obtained a command of business detail.
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I The Rich and the Poor |
Ey Samuel McChord Crothers.
ft OU must have noticed how much of the literature of good
will is devoted to the praise of the Blessed Inequalities, how
the changes are rung on the Strong and the Weak, the
Wise and the Ignorant, the Rich and the Poor-especially
the Poor, who form the hub of the philanthropic universe.
Nobody seems to meet another on the level, Everybody is
either looking up or looking down, and the" are taught how
to do it. I remember attending the ajinua* meeting of the
Society for the Relief of Indigent Children. The indigent
? children were first fed and then insulted by a plethoric gentleman, who ad
dressed to them a long discourse on indigence and the various duties that it
entailed: And no one of the children was allowed to throw things at the
speaker. They had all been taught to look grateful.
Now these inequalities do exist, and so long as they exist all sorts of help
ful offices have place. The trouble is that geed people are all the time doing
their best to make the inequalities permanent. You have heard how divines
have Interpreted the text, "The poor ye have always with you." The good
old doctrine has been that the relation between those who have not and those
.who have should he that of one-sided dependence. The Ignorant must de
pend upon the Wise, the Weak upon the Strong, the Poor upon the Rich. As
lor the black, yellow, and various parti-colored races, they must depend upon
the White Man, who gaily walks off with their burdens without so much as
saying, "By your leave."
Now it is against this whole theory, however, beautifully or piously ex
pressed, that the protest has come. The Spirit of Democracy Is a bold icono
clast, and goes about smashing idols. He laughs at the pretensions of the
Strong and the Wise and the Rich-to have created the things they possess.
They are not the masters of the feast They are only those of us who have
got at the head of the line, sometimes,by unmannerly pushing, and have se
cured a place at ?the first table. We are not here by their leave, and we may
go directly to the source of supplies. They are not benefactors, but benefl.
'claries. The Spirit of Democracy insists that they shall know their place.
He rebukes even tho Captains of Industry, and, when they answer insolently,
he .suggests that they be reduced to the ranks. Even toward bishops and
other clergy his manner lacks that perfect reverence that belonged to an
earlier time; yet he listens to them respectfully when they talk sense.
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A[e w port S o c ie ty
It Has None of the Dreadful Attributes that
Popular Superstition Attaches to lt : : :
5y Gouverneur Morris.
HE society of Newport is no more exclusive than any other
society. It Isn't a club that meets to elect or blackball. It
is a number of more or less agreeable people who are quite
ready to be friendly with any number of other more or less
agreeable people, once they have found them out, and liked
them. And their judgment of others in broad, on the whole,
rather than narrow. ,
To be clean and neatly dressed, to be polite and agree
, able, and reasonably honest, and reasonably likable, are the
kindly and simple qualities that admit to this exclusive society. But one
would not, naturally; armed with only these qualities, land upon the long
wharf and be immediately invited to dine on Bellevue Avenue; any more
than would King Edward, traveling Incognito and landing at the railroad
stajtion of Oshkosh, be invited to dine by the humblest citizen (so exclusive
is Oshkosh), unless the humblest citizen happened to be a bunco-steerer with
an eye to England's watch and chain or India's scarf-pin.-Everybody's.
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t But Wot Educating
Ey President. Woodrow Wilson, of Princeton
HE children of the last two or three decades have not been
educated. The pupils of our colleges of the last few decades
have not been educated. With all our educating we have in
structed nobody, and with all our instructing we have edu
cated nobody. I have been teaching for some 20 years
that is, I have been conducting classroom exercises, but I
do not think that I have been teaching any appreciable part
of the time. I have been delivering lectures, sometimes about
things of which I had heard. The result has been that my
pupils have remembered my stories and forgotten my lectures.
Only One Death in Family in 50 Years.
"This was a notable day in the af
fairs of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Kulp of this
city, for it was just fifty years since
they were married.
Today's event was attended by the
six children and eleven grandchildren,
their families and other relatives.
There has been but one death in-this
family-that of a grandchild, which oc
curred twenty-six years ago.-Lock
Haven correspondence Philadelphia
Knicker-Maxim has invented a
Bocker-Roosevelt will circumvent
that; his i will have a typewriter at
tachment.-Nev/ York Times.
Manley Lawton, son of the late Ma
jor-General Henry W. Lawton, who
was killed at San Matel, Philippine
Islands,, in 1900, has been appointed
second lieutenant of the Philippine
.-Cartoon by Roi
WAR ON RECKLESS DR?
Judge in Bis Charge ta fte Grand Juro
$ ere" and "Joy Riders5' Have
milting the Old Cri
New Ycrk City.-There is no mis
take about it this time; public indig
nation against the "scorcher" and
the "joy rider" is thoroughly aroused
and they are going to be vigorously
The newly formed Highways Pro
tective Association and the Automo
bile Club of America, representing
sane and responsible owners and
drivers of automobiles, are prepared
to aid in prosecuting offenders. They
?re resolved to demand, infliction of
the severest penalties, and the magis
trates and judges seem to be im
pressed with the necessity for vigor
So much for the offenders when
caught, and the arrangements for
catching them are more widespread
and complete than ever before. As a
result cf the organization of the spe
cial squad of policemen mounted on
bicycles, motor wheels and some in
automobiles scores of offenders are
being arraigned before the magis
trates and in the courts. .
Owners of automobiles are warned
In the address by Judge Swann to the
Grand Jury in the General Sessions,
telling them that the owner of a car
who employs a driver known to be
reckless should be found equally
guilty with the latter for any crime
committed through carelessness or
overspeeding. In short, there is a
general awakening to the demands of
the situation and to the serious re
sponsibility that rests upon those who
drive . automobiles, more particularly
through a city's streets.
Where the driver instead of stop
ping and caring for an injured per
son claps on speed and runs away the
presumption is that he is guilty, and
by making sharp discrimination on
these lines this heartless practice can
The community in general and the
prudent and responsible owners of
automobiles, who are taking an active
part In the present crusade, are to be
congratulated upon the prospect of a
Judge Swann in his charge to the
April Grand Jurors in Part I. of Gen
eral Sessions expressed his opinion of
automobile speeding, which he called
DOGS RACE 412 M
Alaskan Teams Start in A
Dash From Nc
Seattle, Wash.-In the most gruel
ling race of dog teams Alaska ever
has known, the plucky malamutes,
owned by Al. Berger, carried off first
and second honors in the All-Alaska
sweepstakes for $11,000, and annexed
In addition the Suter Gold Cup. The
race was from Nome to Candle, a dis
tance of 412 miles, and much of it
was run under conditions as put the
animals to a bitter test of strength
No American Derby ever enlisted
In the United States a keener pop
ular interest than this flight of dogs
across the stretch of country between I
the starting and finishing points.
From the time the racers were sent
away on their exacting contest busi
ness at Nome was practically at a
The focal points for the townspeo
ple were at the stands of the book
makers. At these thousands of dol
lars were wagered on th? result, the
biggest single bet having been placed
on a Siberian team. A pool of an
even $100,000 was put up .that these
animals would score a victory. One
wager of $10,000 wa3 made that the
race would not be finished within
ninety hours. This bet was lost, the
time of the winners being eighty-two
hours and ten minutes.
All Nome watched the start of the
race. The dogs got away in a blind
ing snowstorm. Thermometers were
registering fifteen degrees below zero.
A strong wind swept the snow and ice
clad hills. The dogs did not mind the
Survival of the Fittest in
a Scramble For Job.
New Haven, Conn.-The superin
tendent of the Carlyle Johnson Manu
facturing Company, of Manchester,
advertised, one day only, for twenty
men to whitewash the inside walls of
the nsw factory. Over 300 men out
of work applied next morning. The
superintendent threw twenty white
wash brushes from a window and the
men scrambled for them. The twenty
who were fortunate enough to get
the brushes* got the Job of white
washing the place.
The Field of Labor.
The employes of the Bethlehem
Steel Corporation will be paid by
check instead of cash.
About 400 maisters employed In
Dublin (Ireland) breweries have
struck for increased wages.
The National Federation of Post
office Clerks ls considering plans for
the erection of a home for its aged
and worn-out members.
As the result of au agreement the
coal miners effected between the coal
miners and operators there will be no
strike in Southern Alberta and South
ern British Columbia. The miners
get better wases and hours..
jert Carter, in the New York American.
rs Expresses a Belie! Tbat the "Seorch
Found a Kew Method of Com
me of Manslaughter.
"a new method of committing old
crimes." . He.said:
"Within the last ' month many
crimes have been committed by men
possessed of the speed mania. They
run down women and children on our
streets. Women and children and
the infirm and the-aged are entitled
to the use of the streets as much as
the strong. No man has an exclusive
right to the streets.- Even the man
who devotes his time to speeding fhls
modern engine has no more right to
the public street than the weak and
"Men who do'these acts recklessly
and without regard to the rights of
others, and who. either maim or kill,
are guilty of either manslaughter or
other grades ot crime, and it seems
to me that it would be a proper and
fitting thing that,.if such a case comes
before you, you should not hesitate
to indict ii! the. evidence warrants it;
and that you should not hesitate to
indict for the crime of manslaughter
if you think that that crime has been
"This is just about the time, it
seems to me, for the Grand Jury of
this county to call a halt on such ex
treme selfishness as is evidenced by
those possessed by the abominable
"It is further provided by Section
29 of the penal laws that a man who
aids and abets in the commission of
crime Is equally guilty with the man
who commits the crime. The owner
of an automobile will sometimes take
deliberately- a chauffeur who has
been kh?jwn ^ibe. reckless in his
driving.^ The miwute'that the owner
of the automobile puts such a chauf
feur upon his machine in the public
streets the law presumes that the
I owner knows the ordinary -act that
the chauffeur Is going to commit. A
man ls presumed to intend the ordi
nary and usual results of his own
acts, and the owner who puts a reck
less chauffeur in an automobile and
sends him through the streets could
be properly found by you to be equal
ly guilty with the chauffeur of the
crime, whatever it may be, that may
reasonably be expected to be com
mitted by that chauffeur."
ILES IN 82 HOURS.
retie Blizzard Por Exciting
? me to Candle.
eold, but the wind tossed Sakes of
snow plainly gave them distress.
With all the zest of the chase they
moved off at the word, while the
crowd cheered and the drivers waved
goodby, not certain they would come
out of, the contest alive.
The Berger malamutes No. 1 and
No. 2 teams, driven by "Scotty" Allen
and Percy Blatchford, respectively,
finished in the order hamed. A mixed
team of hound and bird dogs driven
by George Pink came in third In the
The Siberian dogs, which were the
favorites and heavily backed, became
snow bound and were hopelessly out
of the race. ' Their driver was forced
to turn back. The fete of some of the
other starters is still unknown.
Teams are straggling back to Nome,
some of them in pitiful condition. ' It
ls estimated that $200,000 changed
Prohibition Law Held,Valid.
The Supreme Court at Montgom*
ery, Ala., declared the State prohibi
tion law valid, all the judges concur
ring in the opinion. This is the sec
ond time the court has upheld the
State wido act of the last Legislature.
It was attacked on several constitu
Anarchist Commits Suicide.
John Mercadante, an Anarchist,
whose wife had left him, killed him
self in New York City.
Brewers Join Forces With
the Anti-Saloon League.
'Cincinnati, Ohio.-The brewers,
the Autl-Saloon League and the Mu
nicipal Reform League will unite in
an effort to put the bad saloonkeeper
out of business. Through the efforts
of the Ohio Brewers' Association the
State Legislature passed a law de
signed to suppress illegal selling.
One brewing company at Hamilton
announces that it will not sell beer
to any saloonkeeper who persists in
keeping his*saloon open on the Sab
Jottings About Sports.
Thus far the sum of $75,000 has
been pledged toward the new Dart
It is a hard blow to the Harvard
track team to have Jaques, the crack
miler, on probation.
The motor boat exhibition at Monte
Carlo was opened by the Prince of
Monaco, and is more InternaUg"gj
than ever because of the presp'"
Alfred G. Vanderbilt's famo,(
four-in-hand team won in co mr.
with seventeen others at the
THE HEWS I BRIEF
Items of Interest Gathered By
Wire and Cabie
i GLEANINGS FROM DAY TO DAY
Live Items Covering Events of More
or Less Interest at Home and
Midland, Texas, had a $300,000
Representative Hillburn introduced
a bill in the Florida Legislature
Thursday in favor of a constitutional
restriction of the manufacture and
sale of liquor except for medicinal,
scientific and mechanical purposes.
Madame Modjeska, the famous
Polish actress, died in Los Angles,
Cal., Thursday, at the age of 65 years,
of Bright's disease. The body will
-t a later period be taken to Cra
cow, Poland^ for interment.
Fred Bell, only six years old, kill
ed Ethel Thomas, three years old,
at Union, S. C., Thursday and tried
to hide away the body. Fred is in
prison charged with murder.
Kate O'Dwyer, a "bad angel,"
broke the iron shackles from her arid
sawed herself out of ehain gang pris
on at Athens, Ga., last Sunday night.
Charles N. Haskell, governor of
Oklahoma is standing trial charged
with fraudulent connection with the
Muscogee town lot affair.
The Chesapeake and Ohio canal
was opened for navigation Friday.
Crazy Snake is not captured yet,
and the pursuit, is to be continued.
The Attorney General of Kansas
has handed down tho opinion that in
that State a married woman, may or
may not take the name of her hus
band and that he may even take her
The Arkansas State Senate Tues
day passed a bill placing a heavy
penalty on persons drinking intoxi
cants on trains in the State or on
station platforms. This will probab
ly affect buffet cars, although in
tended only to stop rowdyism.
Indalecio Alarcon, of Chicago, on
las! Sunday stabbed himself 12
times about his heart, cut his throat,
took carbolic acid and threw himself
out of a third story window, but
lives to say that he does not know
how to account for his condition.
Daniel W. Johnson, 18 years old,
attempted to blackmail his Sunday
school teacher, Asa G. Chandler, in
Atlanta. Ga., recently, but was
quickly caught. Trashy novel read
ing, he says, caused him to do it.
A cruiser of the Pacific Squadron
picked up 40 passengers of the
wrecked steamer Indiana in the Pa
Pope S. Hill, a lawyer of Macon,
Ga., Monday was found murdered in
a lumber office as the' third victim
slain in litigation over the . Dodge.
timber lands in Georgia.
Diplomatic relations have been
strained between the United States
and Nicaragua and a cricis is expect,
Representative Murdock of Kansas
has introduced a bill in Congress to
require amounts of money distributed
or loaned to the 26 states under the
Andrew Jackson administration to be
refunded to the national treasury. It
is opening many eyes.
Judge Richard E. Sloan has been
selected for Governor of Arizona and
all thc leading teritorial officials will
The motion to put lumber on the
free list was voted down Tuesday by
170 to 176, more than 30 Democrats
voting for protection.
An entirely new series of notes,
silver and gold certificates and green
backs is to be issued.
Mr. Payne declares that the de
partment stores are inspiring women
to protest against higher duties on
stockings and gloves.
Senator Aldrich's committee is
putting the finishing touches to the
substitute tariff-bill and will be ready
to report it to the Senate as soon as
the Payne bill passes the House.
Senators Raynor, Bacon and Dan
iel attacked the Republican policy
and forced Senator Aldrich to allow
Democrats at the hearings . of the
Senate Finance Committee on the
Tariff bill on Tuesday.
The Senate adopted a resolution
limiting the legislation at the extra
session to the Tariff bill and the
A combination of Democrats and
Republican insurgents in the House
defeated Speaker Cannon and Chair
man Payne on the 25 per cent duty
on crude petroleum and fixed the
duty at 1 per cent.
The House took off all tariff taxes
on tea and coffee Wednesday.
Ex-President Roosevelt arrived at
.Naples, Italy, on Wednesday and
spent several hours. He there left
the Hamburg and went aboard the
Admiral, which will carry him to
The Krupps Works. Germany, are
making a gun especially to fight air
ships, as the airship when completed
seems to be the worst of all hattie'
Thirteen school boys were.-'drown
ed near Kamentz, Russiay*iast Tues
day as a result of the^uoods. They
were on a bridge otffer the Morritch
river at the Village of Orinina when
the structure eoV~*psed and they Were
precipitated ':a^? the water.
Ex-Pres>?ent Roosevelt had -4Hf"
audier Wlt? King Victor I&nman
vwi, who went with him tn-*?esiner.
KingFrW . father
. ' .WHITEWASH THE r-POUt/TRY
?n application of whitewash to the
poultry bouse, roosts, dropping
boards, walls and ceilings should'all
foe touched, is a strong factor in in
creasing the egg output. The appli
cation is made more efficient as a
germicide, insect and disease destroy
er by having a little carbolic acid and
coal oil added to it. Use the wash
hot and thin, forciing well into all
cracks and crevices with a strong
spray pump or good brush. Repeat
the application every three or four
months. Time spent in f s brings
good returns. Try the investment
and foe convinced.-Farmer's Home
A woman's interest in a divorced
man, thinks the Indianapolis News,
never lets up until s.he discovers why
he was divorced.
THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA,
L. C. HAYNE, CHAS. Pw CLARK, $
President. Cashier ?
. CAPITAL $250,000.08.
Surplus & Profits $190,000.00. b
The business of oar out-of-town friend*
receives the same careful attention as that ft.
of onr loeal deposit orn. The accounts of
careful eonsexatlve people solicited.
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E. J. NORRIS,
Agent, Edgefield, S? C.
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a top, smoothly
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balks or stops ?Jd yon
have to fool away your
time to find out the cause,
you don't want that engin?
because it means a waste of
time and energy, n- -:- f
are so prac
tical and so
simple: that when
you start them they
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them whether yon arc
watcfc'ag or not. Never
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explain the good points of the
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