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A Salutary Lesson.
"Now. remember, your salutes," said i
thc English corporal when posting tho
Irish recruit ?ai sentry. "If you see a
lieutenant-he wears one star on his
shoulder-slope arms: ff a captain
two stars-slope anns; if you see a
major-a crow u-present arms; if the
colonel-stars and crown-present ami
turn out tue guard."
Pat pondered his orders carefully,
but presently he was awakened from
his reverie by the approach of the gen
That worthy son of Mars surveyed
the cross swords on the gallant offi
cer's shoulders aud as he was uot in
cluded in the corporal's category sim
ply nodded cheerfully.
"Well, my man." said the genial gen
eral, "and who are you supposed to
"I'm supposed to be a bit of a sen
try," said Patrick. VAnd who aro
"Oh. Tm supposed to be a bit of a
general!" said the latter.
"A gineral, is lt?" cried the startled
Pat "Then ye'U want something big.
The corp'ral tonld me about the oth
ers, but nothing about yourself at all.
at all But hold hard a minute, and
I'll give ye the bayonet excrcisi;. if
A Resourceful Woman.
"I think ir Is a foolish fashion that
so many women indulge, that of tell
ing their age wrongly." said the wo
mau with the prematurely gray hair.
"I can honestly say that I never prac
tice it myself."
"No?" said her friend, with many
meanings In the monosyllable.
"Well." said the first speaker, with a
smile-she was a woman with a ser.se
of humor-"the fact is I don't have to.
I have a way of makin- myself out
younger than I am if I wish to with
out telling a fib at all."
"Really?" it quired the other curious
ly. "In what way?"
"I put the burden of the fib all upon
the questioner. You see. wlien one of
-JDy_dear^women friends-it Is always
women who are c?rTous"?n~thIs point
asks me how old I am I say: 'Oh. I'm
a year or two older than you. you
know, my dear-at leasr a year older.
Let me see. now, bow old are you?'
And then she always knocks more off
my age than I should ever have the
nerve to do myself."
A Be > That Digs.
Dr. John B. Smith gives the name of
"digger bee" to a blue green bee hav
ing a metallic sheen, which may be
seen flitting about sandy places during
the first heats of May. With the aid of
liquid plaster of paris poured Into the
holes that it makes In the ground he
has followed the bee through a won
derful course of digging. The work is
done by females, and its primary ob
ject ls to provide protected cells in
which the young are bred. The bee
makes a runnel a quarter of an Inch In
diameter, which after starting for a
few inches on a slope runs straight
down into the ground. At the depth of
a foot or more short lateral tunnels are
driven, and at the ends of these are
formed the breeding cells. Having pro
vided for her younpr. the bee ?'contin
ues to dig down and yet farther down
until she Is four feet or even more be
neath the surface, dying from sheer
exhaustion about the time ber first
progeny begin to make their way to
the surface."-London Mail.
Daniel and the Lions.
An old ne/rro preacher In Kentucky
was dilating upon events In the Bible
which had a zoological trend. He de
scribed tho deluge and how all the ani
mals, two by two, went into the ark
and were saved: Then he discussed
the incident of .lonah and the whale.
Balaam's ass and finally the exploit of
Daniel, who entered the den of raven
ing lions and emerged unharmed. His
auditors listened with interest, and
some of them seemed to have their
doubts as to the authenticity of thc
Finally one of the younger negroes
rose up and inquired. "Say. pahson,
wuz dem lions jest like the kind we
. "Cose not, cose not." retorted the
preacher. Irritated at having bis dis
course interrupted. "Dey was it. C..
meaning befo' clrcnsesJ'
The explanation was sufficient and
Some of the passengers were walt
ing at a way station In Vermont for
the train to Burlington, says the Sat
urday Evening Post.
"What kind of a train is that?" ask
ed one of them of the busy statlou
"Oh. freight and passenger togeth
"Worse than that," said the station
mast. r. "It's what you might call
"After all. it is an advantage to have
a sophisticated husband."
"In what way?'
"Well, it isn't necessary to waste
time bunting through bis pockets at
nicht"-Chicaco Record-Herald. -. ^
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r best way
ough this paper.
Dr. C E. Burts and Mr. A. S.
Tompkins Spoke at Mace
Mr. Editor: At the call and re
quest of the chief executives of our
country the members of Macedonia
church and oihers assembled at the
usual hour in the afternoon of Thurs
day. 25th nit. They went with grate
ful and loving hearts to give thanks
to Almighty God for past blessings
and mercies so -lavishly bestowed
upon thb unmerited. The time was
well spent in'praise and prayer. A
custom usually kept up by the
church was not omitted. A collection
was taken at both services in the
afternoon and at night and divided
among the most needy of the old
and afflicted people of our town and
community. At the night service
Rev. J. F. Marshall of McCormiek
prcached the thanksgiving sermon
to a large and attentive audience.
The sermon was fine, earnest and
impressive. Many returned to their
homes cheerful and thankful believ
ing that God was honored and well j
pleased will) the day's sen-ice. The
following Sunday November 28th,
ult. was a great day for the Sunday
schools and churches throughout
all Christendom. The World's Tem
perance lessen was the theme to be
taught and discussed in all cf the
Sunday schools and churches. The
Macedonia Sunday school believing
she was a part of the great host of
Sunday school workers martialed
ber forces and fell in line with the
great temperance workers of thc
world. Appropriate scriptural se
lections bearing on the subject were
earnestly and faith" fully discussed
and deeply impressed on the minds
and hearts of the scholars. No com
promise was considered, but total
destruction of the use and -traffic of
.ntoxicating liquors was the watch
word to the Sunday school. In the
afternoon wc were honored and
much pleased with the presence of
Dr. C. E. Burts and Mr. A. S.
Tompkins, Esq. Dr. Burts, who is
an able and noted temperance work
er, delivered one of his finest and
most powerful addresses on temper
ance to a large and very attentive
audience. The sermon was replete
in every respect and doubtless made
many deep and lasting impressions
for good which will be long re
membered and cherished by our
people. Mr. A. S. Tompkins follow
ed along the same line with timely
and appropriate remarks. Among
other things said by Mr. Tompkins
was this regretful and sad truth
that some of our people are being
cheated and fooled by a certain low
down class of men who are using
them as a tool and, consequently
leading them into great trouble.
We hope that thev may take heed
and profit by the remarks, at the
close of the sermon and addresses
oy our brethren, Dr. Burts and Mr.
A. S. Tompkins. The congregation
showed their, deep appreciation and
gratitude to the brethren by a rising
R. A. G.
If Women Only Knaw.
What a Heap of Happiness it
Would Bring to Edgefield
Hard to do housework with an
Brings you hours of mssery at
I leisure or at work.
If women only knew the cause
Backache pains come from sick
'Twould save much needless woe.
Donn's kidney pills cure sick kid
Many residents of this vicinity
Mrs. J E Stallings, Aiken, S. C..
says:'"For several years I suffered
from backache and rheumatism and
j althcgh I tried. remedies and took
treatments I did not succeed in ob
taining satisfactory relief. About
two months ago I heard OJ. Dean's
kidney pills and procuring a box, I
began using them according to di
rections. I" can say that nothing
ever preved of as great benefit; to
me as they. Thc pain in my back
was greatly diminished, my kidneys
were sflengthened and the dull,
tired feeling disappeared. I have no
hesitation in giving Doan's kidney
pills my endorsement."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50n
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
sole'agents for the United States.
, Remember the name-Doan's and
' take no other,
are invited to make our
ia the city. There are rr
stock that are sui-ed to tl
lection will be easy. Here
Our suits are made by tl
the country and run from !
coats $15.00 to $25.00. Il
itv and real merit when
You MONEY. We sel
ments and our price is rea
"The Rome of
742 Broad St.
i7"r-lii\l>1 ^SSB&^BBigBgSfflHa fi
Cit fcxclt?nj5 In Faris.
Pm is has ?i ml cxHinnire. a "bourse
Mix-Hints." This establishment is situ
ated iii a h!? chamber nf the rear of a
wincshi p. Here are ?exim?s <>t eats of
nil sizes M il rulers. which are to he
seen jumping ami henni "miaulant."*
It is said ili.? !!)!' customers are by no
means leii?Vr ?wartetl n il Indies, hui
for ihe nu?; ?>?rr furriers. aloveiuiiK
ers ?rd conks. A atied sleek "mutou"
realizes r?-.?M: cents lotil) rents. Tho
s!;in lew ;i i'i!a:r!tcr i-f usaaos. "iud ie
flesh, ai . -i .?*:<!. -.; in ihr smry. linds its
way iii'.n iii-.' sretvpnns >-t' certain res
ta Uni!-, rs : :.":*eSS ? f|). n- Ci.liTprisp
t!?:tn S'.-ttiph*. l'hii'ai;o .Intimal
Two cf 2 Kind.
Mrs. '.Ur.: :< ] !,!::.. m have a man
nSiva.vs i-iiin?il:tiiil:i?r ?hont some little
. liing. Nov.-. my liustrued is cuntinu:iUr
harping mi the lace curtains. Mrs.
Woggs- Ves. and my husband lias open
kicking mi our from door every morn
ing at 8 oVloek for the past twpnty
Kspt Him Busy.
"You haven't had time to make any
friends? Then you have lived in vain."
"Not on ymir life. I've managed to
make so.tm> buliv ervmies."-Cleveland
Dr. F. L. PARKER,
I Johnston, --SC
Over Bank of Johnston.
Excursion Rates For the Holi
days Via Southern Railway.
Account of the Christmas Holi
days, the Southern Railway will sell
Excursion tickets at very low rates
to all points south of the Potomac
and East of the Mississippi Rivers.
Tickets will be on sale December
17, 18, 21, 22, 83, 24, 25, 31 and
I January 1st, with final limit return
ing January 6th 1910.
For further information call on
an j' ticket agent of the Southern
J. L. MEEK, A. G.. A.,
W. E. McGEE, T. A.,
All perspns owning property of any
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity, as
husband, guardian, executor, adminis
trator or trustee are required to make
returns of the same to the Auditor un
der oath within the time menti- ned be
low and the Auditor is required by law
to add a penalty of 50 per cent to all
property that is not returned on or be
fore the 20th day of February in any
All male citizens between the ages of
21 and 60 years except those exempt
by law are deemed taxable polls
The township assessors are respect
fully requested to meet me at the ap
pointments for taking tax returns m
their respective township and they are
also required to make tax returns for
those who fail to make their own with
in the time prescribed by law The 50
per cent penalty will be added for fail
ure to make returns
For the convenience of tax payers, I
or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the dates
mentioned to receive tax returns:
Red Hill, Monday January 3rd 191()
Colliers, Tuesdav Jan 4th
Clarks Hill, Wednesday Jan 5th
Meriwether's Hall, Thursday Jan 6th
Ropers X Road, Friday Jan 7th
Will Winn, Monday Jan 10th
Modoc, Tuesday Jan 11th
Parksville, Wednesday Jan 12th
Plum Branch, Thursday Jan 13th
Liberty Hill, Friday Jan 14th
Trenton, Monday Jan 17th
-"Herin Store, Tuesday Jan 18th
Johnston, Wednesday Jan 19th
Meeting St Thursday Jan 20th
Pleasant Lane, Friday Jan 2lst
Cleora, Saturday J*m 22nd
Will be at Edgefiel.l from January
21st to February 20th. I will be in my
office every Saturday
J. R TlMMERMAN,
Auditor E. C. SC
store headquarters when
?any things in our large
ie gift season, aud the se
; are a few suggestions:
lie bt-st manufacturers in
$12.50 to $30.00, Over
[ you consider style, qual
you BUY, we can save
1 good, dependable gar
shopping made EASY" at
Many good stories are told of th*
"Poet" Craig, for so many years a
familiar figure on the Loudon cricks
and football grounds. On one oon
sion Craig began at the Oral. "C?en
tlenien, this ls my favorite ground'
when some ono interrupted:
"Craig, you said that at Leyton las'
week." ? -
"Yrs. sir," returned tho una hasher1
poet, ".-md 1 shall say it at Canter
bury next week. ' Tho ground OD
which the noble game is being played
before au-assembly of intelligent and
enlightened purchasers of my poetry
is always my favorito ground for the
? But Craig knew how to keep an im
pertinent Interrupter in his place.
Once a stout,:red faced man broke lu
on oue of bis speeches with: "Craig,
you're making a lot of moue.v out of
fools. When are you going tc set up
"When you come and live next door
to me. sirl" was the answer, and the
red faced man turned crimson.
Another man at the Oval once said:
"Now. Craig, tell ns how much
yoji^yelmadeont^of bad poetry."
"More, Inventure to say. sir. than
you've made out of bud manners!"
The Wail Street Game.
The burning question on Wall street
Is always whether stocks will go up or
down. If any man were able to an
swer It correctly he could make him
self a millionaire in a day, but specu
lation is neither a fortune telling nor a
gambling pa me. and the man who be
lieves otherwise is bound to lose his
money and to join the ranks of the dis
consolate, disgusted and depleted who
make the outcry against the evils of
Wall street says Leslie's Weekly. .
The winner in Wall street is gifted
with the same business characteristics
that bring success In any Une of enter
prise. He utilizes them in buying and
selling stocks, just as he would If he
were engaged in merchandizing. He
knows, for instance, that prosperous
conditions are reflected by what are
called the bank exchanges, by railway
earnings, the record of failures, the
condition of the iron market, the bal
ance of trade and especially the out
look for the crona
THE NATIONAL BANK
L. C. HAYNE, President.
CHAS. R. CLARK, Cashier.
SURPLUS & PROFITS $200,000.00.
The business of our out-of
town friends receives the same
careful attention as that of our
local depositors. The accounts
of careful conservative people
Iff. $. BYP
SURGEON DI i 1ST,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
jpf^Offlcfi over Post-Offlc.p.
James A. Bobey,
Johnston, S. C.
Office over News-Monitor Office.
i IM MO fIS & C0RLEY,
Appointments at Trenton
?V..WP and Bridge Work a Speuial
ry . '
PUN AUffiJNUM WARI:
8 AVES MON Cl//
V HEALTH, rmt//
Co million happy _m^^^/r to cookiaj
hou?ewWc? who have ^^Hffllllll^lll^fe^ froublo by lhrowmg*-NX
found kitchen ?alis. ^P|PSr *Wa,r y?ur ,?U 1 S
fartoo m the only ?>"<*W ??4 j J
ware that will no! % *S % M[ .c,lu,8 ,ron- ,,Q T J J
break. .cale or rust. 1^=>=~ uiewila. Re. ?. .</
oo? ccorch the ^***\ ^"?"."^"?"^""^ /\p?ct ?hem wah ^
*^ / / POR 25 YEARS \\ .
ITS WORTII^WHItE TC UQfESTiGATE
if NOW OH EXHIBITION \\
ff Stewrt & Kernaghan A\
No crevices as hiding
places for pests,and no
slats continually fall
ing down,White Enam
eled and brass mount
ed, Comfort in 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. ?C4 E read St
A nice souvenir needle case
free for the asking.
T Fl F
EDGEFIELD, S C.
State and County Depositor
J, C. SiiEi'i'AKi?, W. W. ADAMS,
I J. H. BOUKNIGHT, T. H. RAIXSFOR,
jj, M. Coin;, B. S. HOLLAND,
I A. S. TOMPKINS, C. C. FULLKR
W. E. PRESCOTT.
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
BUILDING MATERIAL. I
You should remember when buy* De al 61* ID .aMMM*-^?-----M-MVH-BnMM,BlMMnBM|-an
ing anv one of. the dozen following
articles that I save you money on
Maac?h?ee ou General Merchandise
Dry Cell Batteries
Shingles Staple and and fancy groceries, Notions aud fire works, Christmas
Brick confectioneries. We have cut prices on several staple articles, and you
Cement will always find our prices as low as the lowest. We bid for a share
Cotton Seed our trade. Call on us we can save you money.
C. S. Hulls
C. S. Meal
i solicit your patron Opposite cotton mill Office,
age. Send, Come or
Phone me. Edgefield's'c'
Phone No. 10. .: -
*E S JOHNSON '?
_\_._L DO YOU DRIVE TO TOWN? j
^^^?il^^^ ^^^^^te 1 who has a telephone in his home can telephone I
"i^SsgS^H^gfi^^^SP? B ?rst# The useless trips thus saved are worth the 1
Ready for Christmas!
I desire to announce, especially to the people of the
western portion of the county, that I have mad?very large
purchases for the Christmas trade, and am prepared to
supply their wants. Large assortment of Toys, dolls, Fire
works of all kinds, boih plain and fancy candy, nuts, raisins,
fruits of all kinds. My prices are very: leasonable. Call
and inspect my stock.
We are also stocked with dry goods, shoes and notions.
! Just received large shipment of heavy groceries. Santa
Claus will oake our store headquarters.;.*
R. F D. 1,
Modoc, & C
C. W. Watson
ight Saw, Lathe and Shin
*le Mills, Engines, Boilers.
Supplies and repairs, Porta
"le , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Bells
md Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
Al GUSTA. OA.
And find the market
unfavorable for your
produce? The farmer # i*?^^?*t
who has a telephone in his home can telephone
first. The useless trips thus saved are worth the
cost of service.
Under the plan of the Bell System the service
costs but a trifle; the farmer owns the. instrument
and the equipment.
Write to nearest Bell Telephone
Manager for pamphlet, or address
Farmers' Une Department
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH CO.
SOUTH PRYOR STREET. ATLANTA. GA.