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By WILLIAM J. LAMPTON.
Jim Doty was the son of industrious
and thrifty parents, but he was no ex
emplair of the doctrine of heredity. As
a boy he haa gone to school because
if he bad not gone there the traan :
officer wouid have made existence else
where uncomfortable for bim, and Jim
dearly loved to be comfortable. ; At
school it was easier to remain at the
foot of his class than higher np, so he
philosophically chose the easy thing
and stuck to it Jim .was not a mis
chievous boy or a bad one in any
sense, becanse< those attributes require
effort to maintain them. As somebody
?ad to be at the foot of tte class and
there were those who were discontent
ed there, the teacher accepted Jim as
a special providence and made the
most of him.
"Ifs beyond me about Jimmie," bis
mother was wout to say. "He ain't a
bad boy nor np to no mischief, and
you'd think when he went to school
he'd leam his lessons just because he
didn't want to learn notbin' else, but
he won't learn a single thing, good or
bad. He just seems to be everlastin'
do less-settin' around and settin'
around and settin' ?round. And I'm
sure he don't get it from the Ander
son side of the house neither."
Mrs. Dory .was an Anderson, and
this' conclusion of hers was an unsup
ported animadversion upon Mr. Doty
because that worthy man not only
made a very comfortable living, but
owned a small farm and had money
laid away for a rainy day.
When Jim was old enough to go to
work his father secured a place for
' him to learn the carpenter trade, which
was rather a surprising selection, as
success in that depended upon a skill
which did not appear to bc one of the
characteristics of the young appren
.I put him at that," Mr. Doty ex
plained to an inquiring friend, "be
cause I've seen that boy set on a soap
box in the shade and whittle fer six
hours hand runnln'. Of course he
never whittles nothin' out of the wood
he uses np, bat I kind of thought may
be he would learn to if I put bim at
Time, and not a very long time ei
ther, proved the speciousness of Mr.
Doty's logie, and Jim wa? ' no longer
seen abont the shop where he had es
sayed to bandle the drawknife and
After this attempt to make a skilled
. laborer of his son Mr. Doty thought
possibly there might be an undevelop
ed instinct for' agriculture in the
youth, and Jim was sent to a farm
not far from the village. His useful
ness In that field was manifested with
in three days by bis return to the
*~ "What's the matter now?" inquired
bis father when Jim walked into the
house at supper time and calmly took
his accustomed place at the table as if
he had not missed a meal.
"Dunno," replied Jim unconcerned
ly. "Old man Sparks sa d he reck
oned the mortgage on the place was
about all the load it could carry at
present and he told me I oould go."
Mr. Doty smiled. He couldn't be
very harsh with his only son, because
while he did nothing to add to the
glory and honor and wealth of the
name of Doty he did as little to bring
shame or sorrow upon it -Mr. Doty
recognized in Jim a negative blessing,
and many fathers would be only too
glad if they bad. such sons.
By the time. Jim had leached his
twenty-fifth year he bad. tried his
band at every kind of work the vil
lage and vicinity bad to plier, and he
had acquired nothing except the title
of ^Useless Jim." But Jim did not
worry. He was a philosopher, and his
good nature was Imperturbable.
"Why the dickens don't you go to
work, Jim?" said Hanks, the grocery
man, one day as Jim sat on a salt bar
rel in the shade chipping away at the
ch'.ne with bis knife.
"Got a job you'd like to give me?"
responded Jim in a willing tone, and
the groceryman disappear ec;. He might
be anxious enough to see Jim have a
job, but he did not care to' assume the
relationship of employer.
As nothing else of a permanent char
acter offered itself, Jim concluded, en
tirely on his own volition, to fall In
love. They say an idle brain is the
devil's workshop, and surely he found'
a fine place for bis business in Jim.
Why Jim ever fell in love nobody could
say, and he did not know himself, nor
did ne think it worth the effort to dis
cover. It was enough for him that he
was in love, and he was serious about
it too-so serious, indeed, that he
wanted to marry'the object of bis
choice forthwith, thereby displaying a
wholly unsuspected energy.
This object was Mary Canby, the
blacksmith's daughter and also the vil
lage schoolteacher. She was pretty
and bright and she liked Jim because,
although disinclined to bodily exertion,
he was not slow of wit and be could
talk well. ,
"For goodness sakes, Jimmie," said
bis mother-ehe called bim Jimmie, as
if he were still a boy-"whatever do
you want to marry for? You can't sup
port yourself, much less a wife and
family, and married women can't
school teach to support their hus
"I dunno, mother," replied Jim,
whittling a stick down to a fine point
' "Well, you ought to know," she said,
letting her temper show itself. "You
just can't marry, that's all. You're the
uselessest thing on earth now, and
married you'd be worse."
"I guess there's, some m?e for me In
the world, mother," Jim contended.
"If there hadn't 'a' been what do you
s'pose the Lord put me here for?"
She looked bim over as he stood In
the doorway the very pic ture of care
less indifference and shiftless good
- Tren," sne replied, "he's the only
one that knows, and he ain't told yet"
When "Mary Canby disc avered that
Jim was beginning to "act foolish"
she promptly but kindly told .'him of
? the utter uselessness of his Suit
."Why don't you want to marry me,
Mary?" he asked in- a dull, dazed way,
as if not comprehending the full pur
port of her decision. "We've always
been friends, and you know you like
"I know? Jim," she said gently, ''but
like is not love, and one cannot marry
"Do you love anybody else?" he
asked, quickening a little. "I've heard
that yon thought a good deal of Jack
M ur flu and him of you."
Mary Canby was not coquetting with
"Yes, Jun, I do," she answered
frankly, "and Jack and I are to be
married as soon as school closes for
Jim choked, and the tears came to
. "Mother said I wasn't any use in the
world, and I guess I ain't," he said
"Oh, yes, ybu are, Jim," she encour
aged him. "Your chance hasn't come
yet, but it wilL"
"I dunno," he sighed despairingly,
and, turning away, he walked slowly
The village knew what was the mat
ter with Jim for the next month or
more, but it was considerate of his
suffering, and he heard no jeering
word nor the laugh that hurts. \
Two weeks before the school closed
Jim was down at the railroad shops,
where Jack Murfin was foreman. He
was there chiefly because he did not
happen to be elsewhere at the mo
ment, and* he was sitting In the shade
whittling. Possibly he was somewhat
more active than usual and was think
big, for he had just seen Jack Murfin
walking across the yards toward a.
gap in the fence, and he knew the
date of Jack's wedding day. They
were not friends in the sense of asso
ciates, but , Jack did not care how
much Jim enjoyed himself about the
place so long as he did not interfere
with business, and Jim had never
been given to interfering with busi
ness if it did not Interfere with him.
Intent upon his thoughts, Jim con
tinued whittling until presently he Was
recalled to his surroundings by a shout
of alarm. It was Jack's voice, and,
looking through, the gap in the fence,
he saw Jack lying across the rails with
his leg twisted under him and his foot
fast in a frog. He had passed out to
the main tracks, and Jim heard a trahi
coming. Quicker than he had ever
moved before in all his stagnant life
he cleared the space between them and
stood in the track over his rival's
body. The heavy engine coming down
had been reversed, but too late, and
no power on earth could stop lt But
Jim never faltered. Lifting the pros
trate man to a sitting pbsition, he
wrenched his foot from the fatal
clutch, andfwlth a giant's strength he
flung him outside the rails.
When Jim's body was picked up a
few minutes later a little life remain
ed-just a fluttering spark, but enough
to give the light that never fades.
"Jim! Jim!" cried Murfin, taking
him In his amis.
"Ifs ali right now, Jack," whisper
ed Jim, opening his eyes and smiling.
"Mary said I was some use in the
world and my chance would come
some time. Tell her"
His words had come painfully and
in gasps, and they stopped with the
sentence unfinished. But Jack knew
what to tell Mary. j
An Early Riser.
Mrs. Hicks-You mean to tell me
that you have a servant girl who gets
up In the morning without being call
ed? Mrs. Wiekes-Yes. She's in love
with the milkman. - Boston Trau
Tho Wiso Way.
"We should all strive to forgive our
enemies." remarked the wise guy.
"Yes: then they won't be so apt to
get back at us." added the simple mug.
We are offering soi
all-wool io 1-4, 11-4 Soul
so have a line of comforts
made of clean cotton fror
need hesitate to'use these
sanitary. We have marj
Get your Laundr
1908 Bann?r 1
larger than ai
We are bettei
to serve you ii
Agents for St
< Leading <
863 Broad St.
' Sierra Leone.
?lerra Xeone-knotfn to. iame as "the
white n&n's grave"-viewed frbm the
deck of ?n Incoming steamer presents
an appearance distinctly attractive. As
to climate, the sobriquet "white man's
.grave" is sufficiently instructive. Suf
fice lt to say that the first of the dally
regimental orders ran thus: "Funeral
parade at G:30 a. m. tomorrow," and it
was seldom indeed that the parade
was dismissed for lack.of a victim to
the pestiferous climatic conditions.
Indeed, so arduous became the duties
af sepulcher that, whereas it was cus
tomary in the beginning for the entire
regiment and band to attend, only the
company.of the deceased .and the firing
party did so later on. Sierra Leone is
infested with'snakes, large and small,
j The former are of the constrictor spe
cies; the latter are all extremely, ven
omous. The most deadly of all per
haps is the yellow Jack, a beautiful
yellow and black reptile, whose bite is
reputed to prove fatal within a space
of twenty minutes.-Westchester Coun
What ls lt, a Lobster?
That the methods of public school
Instruction as applied in one city at
least do not always meet the approba
tion of the parents of the pupils was
evidenced when a German man whose
bristly''blond hair was standing per
fectly erect with anger strode into a
Baltimore school one day and, ap
proaching the principal, demanded:
"Vot is it. a lobster?"
The principal explained in his suav
est tone that a lobster was a species
"How many legs has it-der lob
Tue number of legs was promptly
* r^ok here." exclaimed the irritated
Teuton, "I vcrk for me in a big hurry,
und if your teacher he cannot find
petter dings to ask my boy- Herman
how many legs has it, ? lobster, und
make him come home to bodder his
fadder mit questions, 'What is it, a
lobster?' it is pad business!"-Llppin
Saved His Rupees.
During a great flood at Haidarabad a
native banker, overtaken by the sud
den rush of water, made his way on
to a mound, where he was quickly iso
lated. The water rose, and the bank
er's legs were covered to his knees.
"Fifty rupees (about ?3 7s.), 50 rupees,"
he shouted, "to any one who will save
me!" When the water reached his
shoulder he was shouting, "One thou
sand rupees !" When enveloped to his
neck, with death staring him in the
face, he yelled: "Help, help! All that I
have will I give to any one to save
me!" -Shortly after the water began
to recede. When once more he was
covered only to his knees an offer of
rescue came. But the banker, pluck
ing up his courage, cried: "Keep tfff!
Keep off! I will not give a rupee!
and succeeded in making his escape
free of charge.-St. James* Gazette.
Origin of "Bonfire." ^
Stow, referring to the '.bonefiers
which the citizens of ^London were
wont to make in the streets on "the
j vigiles of festinan daves and on the
. same festiuall daves in the cuenings
I after the sunne' setting every man be
I stowing wood or labour towards
them" and which were an occasion of
feasting "and merriment, says that
"these were called boneiiers as well_
of good amitie amongst uelghbours,
that being before at controuersie. were
lhere by the labours of others, recon
ciled, and made of bitter euemies,
loulng frlendes, as also for the vertue
that a great fire hath to purge the in
fection of tb? ;\vrr.'VI./mcbn Globe.
Successors to G. L. Penn & Son
Harris and Glenn Springs water
in 5-gallon de raijohn at low prices
One of the pet departments at j
Rives Bros. is s hoes. As they buy
direct from the manufacturers and
have all their shoes made : up, they
can give you style, quality, and
gua rantee every pair.
ne remarkable values in
them made Blankets. Al
that we gnarantee to be
n the Oil Mill. No one
as they are . absolutely
r other bargains in Fresh
James E. Hart.
y in on Tuesdays.
ing the panic and other
backs, our sales were
ny previous year.
* prepared than ever
ind can give you your
h every time.
BROS & C0.
1909 OFFER ON P
Factory closes the 25th year of its history, makes
special oner at the end of a quarter of a century.
100 Farrand Pianos, regular price $400.00 to be
offered in this section for $300.00 each while they
last, sold direct from the factory.
For convenient distribution Holland Bros. of Green
wood, S. C. are their authorized distributors in this
section. The factory wishes to double during 1910
the output of any previous year and this is the rea
son for making this unprecedented offer.
This Piano i's the finest that money, skill, art and
experience can produce and is fully warranted for 10
years. This guarantee is backed up by millions of
dellars. One price to all.
Sold for cash or on terms of easy payment. For
further information call on or .write to,
Greenwood, S. C.
Distributors for the Farrand Company, Detroit, Mich, and London, England
P. P. P. will purify and vitalize your
blood, create a good appetite and give your
whole sys t em tone and strength. . .
A prominent railroad superintendent at
Savannah, suffering with Malaria, Dyspep
sia, and Rheumatism says: "After taking
P. P. P. he never felt BO well In his'life, and
feels as if ho could livo/crevei. if he coull
always get P, P. P."
If you are tired out from or ur-work and
close confinement, take
I P. P. P.
If you are feellnar badly la the spring
and our of sorts, take
P. P. P.
If your digestive organs need toning np,
P. P. P.
If you suffer with headache, Indigestion,
debility and weakness, take
P. P. P.
B If you suffer with nervous prostration,
nerves unstrung and a general let down
of the system, take
P. P. P.
For Blood Poison. Rheumatism, Scrof
ula, Old Sores, Malaria??Chronic Female
P. P. P.
Prickly Ash, Poke Root
Tb? best blood purifier in the world.
F. Y. LTPPMAN.
Savannah, - . Georgia
Let us supply you with garden
seed. We sell both Buist's and Fer
ry's seed. Either will give perfect
Newr crop onion sets at
Forced Into Exile:
Wm . Upchurch, of Glen Oak,
Okla., was an ?exile from home.
Mountain air, he thought, would
cure a frightful lung-racking cough
tb at had defied all remtdies for two
years. After six months he returned,
death dogging his steps. "Then I
began to use Dr. King's New Dis
covery," he writes, and after taking
six bottles I am as well as ever. It
saves thousands yearly from des
perate lung diseases. Infallible for
coughsand colds, it dispells hoarse
ness and sore throat. Cures grip,
bronchitis, hemorrhages, asthim,
croup, whooping cough. 50c and
$1.00, trial bottle free, guaranteed
by W E Lynch & Co., Penn &
Holstein, successors to G L Penn
Try Levering's celebrated roasted
coff ee 15 and 26 cents.
1009 Broad Street, i
High Grade Paints and Oils, Tin Reefing, Galvanized Iron Cor
nice and Sheet Metal Work, Skylights, etc.
Stoves, Ranges, Mantel Tiling and Grates, Tin Plate, Galvanized Iron, Copper;
Zinc, Solder, Eve Troughs and Conductor Pipes, Roofing and Sheathing Papers
Shop and Wareroom, 1010 Jones St., Augusta, Ga.
Bell Phone No. 100.
FALL GOODS RAEDY.
My fall stock has all arrived and I am better prepaaed thar
ever before to serve the public.
Parents, see my see my School Shoes and Stapl?
Dress Goods-everything that is needed to get the
children ready for school.
My Clothing,Shoe,Hat,Dry Goods and Notion Depts.
are all chock full of new things- at reasonable prices.
Call and see for }*ourself. ?
J. W. i*3?AK.
for Fal} Shopping
J. WILLIE LEVY CO'S
Store your Shopping Headquarters
Fall Offerings now ready for your inspection.
For Men and Boys
Suits, Overcoats, flats and Shoes.
The swellest line of Ready-to-wear
Suits Shirtwaists, Odd - skirts, Crave
nette coats and Silk Petticoats.
Comfortable Waiting Room for the Ladies.
Get your packages together here and we will send
them all to the train for you,
Call and make yourself at home.'
THE J. WILLIE LEVY CO,
824 Broad Street, Augusta, a.
No crevices as hiding
places for pests,and no
slats continually fall
ing down,White Enam
eled and brass mount
eel, Comfort hr their
very looks, and easily
kept clean. Cost no
more than out-of-date
wood beds. We have
them at $3.50 to $100.
Originally Fleming &
Bowles. 904 Broad St
A Dice souvenir needle case
free for the asking.
Watch and Jewelry Repairing
Eyegl asses Fitted
All Work Guaranteed
Edgefield, S. C.
J AS. & BYRD,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
JjJ^Office over Post-Office.
T/MM0/?S & CORLEY,
iintments at Trenton
on ... ^nJsdays.
Crown and Bridge Work a Special
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C.
Office over News-Monitor Office.
Lumber For Sale.
We have put Mr. Tom
Smith in charge of our lum
ber. Any one desiring 1st ^
class heart boards, weath
er boarding, ceiling and
flooring will do well to
call on him
Wv A. STROM.
P. P. BLALOCK.
You should remember when buy
ing any one of the dozen following
articl?s that I save you money on
, Machine Oil
Dry Cell Batteries
C. S. Hulls
C. S. Meal
I solicit your patron
age. Send, Come or
Phone No. 10.
E. S. JOHNSON.
I represent a
strong line of Fire In
and ean insure your
Your patronage will
H. A. Smith.