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By EDITH BOWMAN.
Copyrighted. 1908, by Associated
"That's what I call some package,'
cried Hos mer proudly as he held aloft
a round metal package decorated with J
a ?miling face which was sandwiched
between the legend "You can smile-if |
you usc Dent?la."
"It is pretty," conceded the head of
the firm as he took the can into his
hands and Inspected it more carefully.
''Some actress, . isn't it? Her face
"Actress nothing," was the contemp-1
taous retort. Hosmer could afford to
be flippant when he scored a success.
"That's the little typewriter over In
the shipping room. I caught ter smil
ing like that one day, and it made a
Mt with me. I Invented .the powder to
go with lt. " it's the old i'Saponica,'
with a little carmine put in to make lt
look different I teil you, Mr. Powers,
In a week that Dent?la girl will be
known all over the country, and the
sales-well, I'll be around for a raise
In. salary in about five weeks.'
Towers smiled and nedded. Hosmer
had a regular scale of self praise.
When he suggested that the firm owed
him a hat for an idea it was only an
ordinary hit. The hint that he lunched
f about 2 o'clock was a sign that he
' had greater confidence Ir. an idea. The
last time that Hosmer had announced
that he was worth a raise in salary
Was when he had introduced- "sun
burn cream" ' which eventually had
brought the cosmetic company very
nearly a quarter million.
Dent?la seemed destined to enjoy a
more permanent suc?ess. Within two
months the Dent?la girl smiled upon
the entire nation. Even in the tiny
hamlets Dent?la placards adorned the
' The Dent?la girl smiled life size
upon the city throngs, and more than
life size she beamed at train tired
travelers along the tn ink lines.
Vaughn, the head of the shipping de
. partment, was rather vexed over the
Incident He had supposed that the
picture was merely to be used to deco
rate the cans of powder.
It became something of a nuisance
when visitors to the model factory of
the cosmetic company insisted upon
seeing the original of "Miss Dent?la."
Vaughn, resentful of the admiring
glances of the masculine visitors, pro
tested to Hosmer.
"Ifs all a part of the campaign," de
clared the sales expert, with a laug
"Miss Dent?la is the. best saleswoman
that ever was. We sold more than a
million boxes last month, and the or
ders are still piling in. I tell you. Hen,
it pays to advertise when you adver
"Sure," assented Vaughn, "but you're
overdoing lt We wanted to sell the
tooth powder, not tot bring people to
the factory ?o* see Miss Dent?la. There
was a chap In yesterday who said he
had seen the pyramids and the Sphinx
and the tower of Pisa and all the other
^show spots of Europe, but he felt he|
couldn't go back to Montana until he'd
seen Miss Dent?la. By" the way he
looked at her. I guess he would have j
liked to take her hack to lion tana with |
him. He's only one. There's hun
?. dreds. ' It's all Miss'Pryor can do to
keep her work up."
?*T11 take her over in my depart
ment," offered Hosmer, with suspicious
readiness. Vaughn shook his head.
"She would have to learn an entire
ly new line of work," he objected.
"She knows the shipping game now.
Let her stay, even7 if your ads. are a
nuisance and worse."
"But I think she ought to be it my
department," urged Hosmer. "It is in
the advertising end that people would
expect to find her."
"You get out of here," demanded
Vaughn, half In friendliness and half
very much in earnest He had had
Minnie Pryor In his department for
more than two years and had given
her scarcely a look until Hosmer hud
made her nationally famous.
When men in Alaska began to send
proposals of marriage to the girl,
Vaughn began to realize that his as
sistant was decidedly pretty, and as
this knowledge came to Hosmer about
the same time there ensued a pretty
race for favor.
Minnie Pryor, finding herself in de
mand for the first time, developed into
a beauty. So long as she had been
merely Minnie Pryor, typist she had
gone her quiet way, but now Joseph
Powers, president and practical owner
of the corporation, Insisted that she be
given a royalty on the use of her pic
ture, and, though this was but a frac
tion of a penny per box, the generous
use of lithographs enabled her to dress
becomingly for the first time In her
With the'purchase of better clothes
she had seemed to acquire that Inde
finable charm which belongs' to the
woman who knows herself to be in de
mand. She did not develop what Hos
mer was wont to. term "big head," but
she held herself well, and the apolo
getic little typist of the shipping room
bad become the belle of the cosmetic
Hosmer had his room papered with
her pictures, and the more he saw
them the more deeply In love with the
original did he wink. Vaughn had but
one of the posters In his office, for he
did not need them with the girl herself
bending her shapely bead over the
desk by the window, and he, too, was
very much in love.
In the office both men made the best
use of their time, but once the closing
time arrived Miss Pryor disappeared.
Early In the campaign Powers had
suggested that the liberal use of her
face had rendered the girl rather con
spicuous, so the company paid for a
carriage that took her to and from her
) At first Hosmer had approved the
suggestion, but now he went to the
other extreme. There was no chance
to walk home with Miss Pryor, and his
request for permission to call was met
with a polite negative.
He and Vaughn could only fight it
out during office . hours, and when
Vaughn objected to Hosmer's contin
ued presence^ the shipping depart-1
ment and asked Pdwers to give Hos-'l
mer a hint to that effect.the sales ex
pert retaliated by again reverting to
hi? suggestion; that Miss Pryor should
be transferred to the sales office.
The constant bickering-could have
but one effect. From surliness they
passed, to open warfare, and at last
they brought the matter to the head of
. Each pleaded his case, and then they
stood waiting the decision with an
an:dety that showed plainly in their
faces. Each felt that a victory with
the' chief would aid his fight, and the
moments that passed after the case
had been stated were painful to them
t Powers glanced slowly from one to
the-other,-and his face broke into a
"You both sa3' that you have the
right to Miss Pryer's ?rvlces," he be
gan slowly. 'Tm afraid that you will ?
both have to hire other typists. Miss
Pryor tells me that you both are-er
rather cordial to her. It seems that
you, Vaughn, have suddenly discovered
that you need Mies Pryor. Only a lit
tle while before the advertising cam
paign was started you told me that
you should have to put on another
girl, as Miss Fryor was willing, but
slow. I fancy that the way out of this
will be to get another Dent?la girl and
another typist for the shipping depart
"There's no reason for such drastic
action!" cried Hosmer, but Powers only
"There ls an excellent reason," he
said slowly. "I am to marry Miss
Pryor. She did me the honor to ac
cept me, and as soon as the Dent?la
craze is forgotten we will be married.
Meanwhile she has her royalty from
the use of her picture, and she will net
need her position. She would bave
told you this, Vaughn, had you waite!
until this afternoon."
Vaughn, too dazed to speak, turned
and left the office, and ECosmer was
about to follow when Powers detained
him with a word.
- "You said that you would win a
raise on Dent?la, and you have," he
said kindly. "It pays to advertise,
"Yes, when you have something to
sell," agreed the expert, "but I was
trying to sell Dent?la, not Miss pen
tola. The next time I get out a good,
article I'm going to marry i:he original
first and advertise afterward."
"Miss Pryor and' myself are very
grateful to you," said Powers, with a
cordial hand clasp; "and I hope that
you find another Dent?la, Paul."
"And I bet I won't" lose her to any
other man," was Hosmer's grim reply.
Some of the greatest scholars have
used their learning more as a weapon
than a means, of illumination. Pro
fessor Lewis ' Campbell's gentleness
and courtesy may be illustrated by
the following true story: Some years
ago he was-in the chair at a meeting
of the Hellenic society when Dr. Ar
thur Evans described the results of
some of his first excavations in Crete.
Among his finds were a number of
seals and other relics showing traces
of affinity, with . early .Egyptian art.
Discussion followed, in. the course of
which a venerable admiral, who had
been present at the battle of Navarino,
rose and said' that he 'did not know
whether he was in order, but he would
like to state that in the year 1828,
when he was cruising in the Levant,
he saw a herd of seals off the coast of
Crete-a sight which he had never seen
before o/ since. The situation was
delicate, but lt Was staved by the
chairman, who rose immediately to
express the thanks of the meeting to
the admiral for his interesting rem
iniscence. "Here," he said, "we have
another link with Egypt, for all of us*
must remember the story ta the Odys
sey of Proteus and his herd of seals
on the island near the mouth of the
Sick Folk's Fancies.
"Isn't it funny," said the brown
eyed woman, "how important some
things, are to you when you are sick
and how trivial they seem when you
get well? When I was ill awhile ago I
could not take any water to drink, al
though I nearly died of thirst But
late every night the nurse would
bring me a small glass of cracked ice.
Oh, how, I anticipated that thing
through long and painful hours, and
when I could hear her cracking up the
ice the sound was the most beautiful
tiling in the world. When I was eat
ing lt if one little scrap got lost in the
bedclothes I almost wept, so precious
lt: was. And now that I am well and
have the icebox at my command I
wouldn't eat a piece for anything.
"A friend of mine, a ' strong man,
told me that when he was. recovering
fi-om typhoid and couldn't eat any
thing he would Ile for hours compos
ing menus. He would call out his or
ders in a loud voice and then nearly
burst Into tears when no waiter ap
peared with loaded tray. Sick people
certainly are funny, though they can't
always see lt at the time."-New York
Money amassed either serves or
"I see," said Mrs. Starvem, ** a
certain scientist claims we'll get
a palatable food from wood"
"Well," growled the cranky boarder,
"it seems impossible to get lt out of
It is a. brief period of life that is
granted us by nature, but the memory
of a well spant life never dies?-Cicero.
Making a Blue Print.
If you have ever been in an archi
tect's office you have doubtless noticed
on the wall or on tables plans of
houses printed in white lines on a blue
background. Many persons wonder
how prints of that kind are made. The
printing Is done by sunlight, much aa
a photograph Is printed from a nega
tive. Specially prepared paper is used
for the purpose. Architects' tracing
paper, with the plan In black, is laid
on the prepared paper, and the whole
Is then expos?e* to the sun. the effect
being to turn the body of the paper
blue, leaving thc parts under the black
Hues of the drawing light in color. A
water bath then darkens the blue and
whitens the transferred lines of the
NOTICE OF SALE
Of Cotton Mill, Cotton Oil Mill
And Farm of Edgefield
. Manufacturing Company.
United States of America,
' State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
j In the Circuit Court of the United
States, for n the District of South
Carolina, Fourth Circuit.
D. A. Tompkins and D. A. Tomp
j !" ' VS
Pursuant to the decree of Hon.
J. C. Pritchard, Judge of the said
court, entered at Asheville, North
Carolina, on the 10th day of June,
1999, in the above entitled cause,
we, the undersig^?cUTas commission
ers of the said court, will sell at
.public auction upon the premises of
the cotton mill plant of the Edge
field Manufacturing Company, at
Edgefield, South Carolina, on Sat
urday 17th day of July, 1909, at
noon, the following described prop
erty, in the town and coun
ty of EdgefieldjSouth Carolina.
1. A tract of land consisting o'f
about seventy' acres, adjoining
land3 of J. M. Cobb, P. B. Mayson,
J. W. Thurmond, the lands of the
Edgefield Manufacturing Company,
I John R. Abney 'and , others and ly
ing oh south side of Beaven dam
2. A tract of land about twenty
acres upon which is located the 3
story brick Cottpn Mill plant of th?v
Edgefield Manufacturing Company,
together with the fixed and movable
machinery and all appurtenances
connected with "and necessary for
the operation of the mill and equip
ped throughout with steam power
electric lights automatic sprinkler
system, humidifier system.
: The Cotton Mill Building is of
suificient capacity, for 10,000 spin
dles and 322 looms. The looms and
4,995 spindles are all in the build
ing and the other accessory ma
chinery including operatives dwell
ings, school house and a 2-story
brick ware house, and pump house
on Beaver dam creek.
3. About 5 acres of land upon
which is located the 2-story brick
cotton seed Oil Mill Plant and all
fixed and movable machinery con
nected therewith necessary for its
operation. The oil mill is a foiir
press mill complete. There is also
upon the said real estate a six stand
ginnery; and a 2-story,- 50 barrel cot
ton seed oil refinery tin sheathed,
equipped with a steam power, elec
tric lights and automatic sprinkler
system, and seed ware house and
seed-hull houses necessary for its
operation; and other property else
This property will be offered
separately first, and afterwards will
be sold, as a whole. Each bidder, is
required before the sale commences
to deposit with the commissioners
a certified check for ?1,000 to guar
antee compliance with bids.
The terms of the sale are: one-,
third cash, one third in six months
and one-third in twelve months
with interest upon deferred pay
ments, the title to be retained until
purchase price is paid in full. The
purchaser to have the right to an
ticipate the deferred payments.
Parties desiring to inspect the prop
erty before the sale will apply to
A. S. Tompkins, Edgefield, S. C.
This sale is made subject to con
firmation by the said court.
T. I. Hickman,
A. S. Tompkins,
June 14th, 1909.
Try che new Talcum Powder
Williams'Carnation Pink. *
Penn & Holstein.
We sell Studebaker buggy and
wagon harness-nothing better on
the market. Prices very reasonable.
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Beautiful iron and enameled beds,
just what you need.
Ramsey & Jones.
We solicit your prescription
business. Utmost care is exercised
in compounding prescriptions and
only pure, fresh drugs are used. Our
prices are very reasonable.
PENN & HOLSTEIN,
ft. L. Penn & Son.
For Sale: Nine-horse traction
engine, saw mill and yoke of oxen.
Apply to *
E. J. Norris'
We have received a large ship
ment of beautiful cut glass for June
Penn & Holstein.
Delightful Breakfast Fish Roe,
formerly 20'cents, now 10 cents.
Penn & Holstein.
Money to Loan.
On improved farm pro .rey.
James Frank & Son, Aug. ta, Ga.
Photographic: Spring is the
best time for photographs of ali
R. H. Mims.
Get a pair of children's, misses
and boys' low shoes at cost. 300
pairs to close out for cash.
Jas. E. Hart.
Do you hot- need a cook ? stove?
We have a large assortment of all
sizes and prices. Come in to see
Edgefield. Mercan tile Co
Colgate's Violet and Cashmere
Bouquet, Talcum Powder, also full
line Colgate's soaps at
. . Penn & Holstein.
. Beautiful assortment pf Ham
mocks. The season has arrivedior
hanging one in your home.
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Large assortment of tablets
paper, pencils, \ examination pads
and, school- supplies of all kinch?. .
Five-pound bucket of roasted
Mocha and Java coffee-flavor un
We are headquarters for paints,
oil and varnish. See ns before buy
Fresh shipment of Nunnally's
candies and bon bons just received
by express. y
Penn & Holstein.
Winthrop College Scholarship
and Entrance Examination.
The examination for the award of
vacant Scholarships iu Winthrop
College and for the. admission of
new students will be' held at the
County Court'Houso or^Friday Ju
ly 2nd, at 9 a m. Applicants
must be not less than fifteen years
of age. When Scholarships' are va
cant after July 2 they will be award
ed to those making the highest aver
age at 'this examination, provided
they meet the conditions governing
the award. Applicants for Scholar
ships should ' write to President,
Johnson before the examination for
Scholarship examination Manics.
Scholarships are worth ?100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 15, 190!). For fur
ther information and catalogo, ad
dress Pres. D. B. Johnson,
Rock Hill, S C.
Scholarship and Entrance'
At. the County Court-House on
Friday, July 2nd, at 9. a. . ni., the
scholarship and entrance exanvina
tions to Clemson Agricultural Col
lege will be,held under the direction
of th? county. boarcLof education.
Appli?ants*"mu8t oe at least- 16
years of age and must be prepared
to enter, the /Freshman Class. There
are no scholarships in the Prepara
tory Class. This class is only open
to a limited number of boys who
cannot reach high schools and who
are living in Sections of the State
where school facilities are poor.
Scholarships are worth ?100.00 and
Free Tuition. The next session of
Clemson Agricultural College will
begin Sept. 8, 1009.
. Apply to the; County Superinten
dent of Education after June 20th
for needed information concerning
the Scholarship Examinations.
For catalogs, further information
and cards upon which to make ap
plication for entrance to the College,
P. H. MELL, President,
Clemson College, S. C.
Cleaning and Pressing
I still have my cleaning and
pressing room on the second,floor
of the Sheppard Building - and re
spectfully solicit the patronage of
the people. I can clean and press
men's clothing so as to make them
appear brand new, and I also make
a specialty of pressing ladies' skirts.
My prie, i are reasonable, and I
guarantee satisfaction on every
job sent out. I also clean hats.
I respectfully ask for a share of
DENTAL SU ?ON,
Johnston, S. C.
Office over News-Monitor Office.
Walter C. Miller,
731 Green St., Augusta, Ga.
Anyone sending a ?ketch and description moy
inlicitly ascertain our opinion free whether an
Invention la probnbly pntontnblo. Communion,
tiona strtctlyconfldcntlal. HANDBOOK on Patenta
aent freo. Oldest aaoncy for socurlnsr patents.
Patenta taken through Munn & Co. receive
tpecialr.Mce, without charge, In the
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. "I.nreeat cir
culation of any sclontUlu Journal. Terms, ?S a
year: four months, fL Boldbyall newsdealers.
?P *Co.Ml^-New Tort
3inoh Office, (EB F BU Washington, D. C.
Wanted-Trustworthy man or
woman in each county to advertises
receive orders and-manage busines.
for New.York Mail Order Koiise;
?18.00 weekly; position permanent,
no investment required. Previous
experience not essential to engaging
Spare time valuable. Enclose self
addressed envelope for full particu
lars. Address, CLARKE CO., Whole
sale Dept., 103 PARK AVE., NEW
Cheap Excursion Rates via
- Charlottsville, Va., and Return.
Account Summer School Univer
sity of Virginia, June 18-July 31.
Tickets on sale June 15, 16, 17, 18;
28, July 5 and 12. Final limit re
turning 15 days from date of sale.
Seattle, Wash., and Return, Ac
count Alaska-Ynkon-Pacifie Expo
sition. Tickets on sale May 24,
until September 30th, final limit re
turning October 31st, 3 909. Diverse
routes T. ith stop-over privileges.
Summer excursion rates in effect
May 29th, to September 30th
final limit October 31st, 1909'.
Convenient schedules and superi
or train service to all points in all
directions of the Southern railway.
For detailed information, call on
any ticket ;agent of the Southern
Railway, or address,
.Ti Ii. Meek, W. E. McGee
A. G. P. A. T. P. A.
Atla nta,. Ga. Augusta, Ga.
I represent a
strong line of Fire In
and can insure your
Your patronage will
H. A. Smith.
7 IM MO/VS & CORLE Y,
Appointments at Trenton
Crown and Bridge Work a Special
tjV . ^
JAS: s. BYRD.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
IP^Offlce over Post-0 ffice.
I desire to inform the public
that I am prepared to frame
all kinds of pictures, diplo
mas, etc, I carry a large as
sortment of moulding and
guarantee satisfaction on ev
ery order. Prices reasonable.
A trial is all I ask.
W. R. COV?R,
Succeed when everything else fajls.
In nervous prostration and female
weaknesses they are the supreme
remedy, as thousands have testified.
FOR KIDNEY, LIVER AND
it is the best medicine ever sold
over a druggist's counter.
EDGEFIELD, S C.
State and County Depository
J, C. SHEPARD, W. W. ADAMS,
J. H. BOUKNIGHT, T. H. RAIXSFOE,
J, M. Conn, U. S. HOLLAND,
A. S. TOMPKINS. C. C. FULLER
W. E. PRKSCOTJ .
J. C. SHEPPARD, President.
W. W. ADAMS. vice-President.
E. J. MIMS, Cashier.
J. H. ALLEN, Ass't Cashier.
.Pays interest on deposits by
Money to loan on liberal terms.
Prompt and polite attention to
YOUR Account Solicited
We$re showing the latest weaves and
styles in men's and boys Clothing.
Come in and see what we are offering.
Large stock of Shoes, Easter Trousers.
- Underwear. Hats both straw and felt,
Call Early and Get First Choice
of the New Arrivals.
Our styles arethe latest; our quality
the best; ourp res reasonable.
New Crossett Shoes & Oxfords
I desire to notify my patrons and the
public generally that I have moved my
repair shop into my new buildings in the
rear of the Parker and Advertiser
I ?any a large assortment of first
class material and having made im
provements- upon my,plant, am better
prepared to serve the people than ever.
None but first class mechanics em-'
ployed. All work is done under my
personal supervision. A trial is all we
ask. . . J . / /; ,\ . - ...^l'
W. H. Powell,
Use a "New Perfection
Oil" Stove and you will
not have a hot, stuffy
kitchen. Call and let
us show von.
Cast and Wrought Iron Range
Jones & Son
Notice to Public.,
I am now prepared to fill orders for
all kinds of throed wood work/
I have a first class lathe and guaran
tee all work.
Am also equipped for setting rubber tires. Give
me a trial. % .
I solicit your repair work of all kinds. Every
E. W. SAMUEL.
1908 Banner Year
Notwithstanding the panic and other
business dr whacks, our sales were
larger than any previous year.
"We are better prepared than ever
to serve you and can give 3-0 u your
money's worth every time.
Agents fcr Sucrene Feed.
ARRINGTON BROS &CQ.
863 Broad St., ii cu sta, tia.,