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Soven Ru?i . cf Life.
Lhc upstairs ii you wish to be bl
pood health! "Up bow* many flights?"
Only out* flight of .seven steps. I will
des.cri.be (bern. ' - '
First Step.- Eat wheat, oats, corn,
fruits, beef, mutton, plainly cooked, in
moderate quantity and but two meals
Second Step.-Breathe good air day
Third Step.-Exercise freely in the
Fourth Step.-Retire eaJy and rise
Fifth Step.-Wear flannel next your
skin every day of the year and so dis
pose your dress that your limbs may
be kept warm. Bathe frequently.
Sixth Step.-Live in the sunshine.
Let your bedroom be one which re
ceives a flood of light and spend your
days either out In the sunlight or in a
room which is well lighted.
Seveuth Step.-Cultivate a cheerful
temper. Seek the society of jolly peo
ple. Absolutely refuse to worry and.
above ali. don't be afraid to laugh.
Live above. Sickness cannot crawl up
there. Disease prowls about in the
basement. Ranly does it get upstairs.
-Dr. F. G. Butler iu Chicago Journal.
The Shade He Wanted.
Delacroix, the painter, was walking
out one day in Paris with a friend of
his wheu he fell into a brown study.
.'What is up with you now?" said
the friend. "
"I can't get a certain shade of yel
low," replied the artist.
"What sort of yellow?"
Just then a cab drove past
"The very thing!" the painter gasped
out. "Stop, stop!"
"I am engaged," the cabby replied
Delacroix started iu pursuit and at a
steen place in tho itue des Martyrs
overtook the cab. Opening the door,
he said in tones of entreaty to the pas
"Do please tell your driver to stop.
I want your complexion for a painting
on whi'-'j 1 am at work. There is a
color merchaut close at baud. 1 shall
not detain you above live minutes, aud
in acknowledgment of the service you
render me I will present you with a
sketch of my picture."
The bargain was struck. Delacroix
got his yellow, and a few mouths later
the "fare" received a sketch of his
"Assassination of the Archbishop of
Truth In Jest.
According to bist rieal tradition, the
conquest of Finland was foretold in
jest that souu became earnest by its
conqueror. Peter the Great, to his jest
Balakirefi" bad vexed the czar by too
impudent a joke and bad been summa
rily banished with the menacing in
junction never to appear on Kusslas
soil again. He disappeared discreetly,
but one day uot long after l'eter, glanc
ing out of a wintlow, saw his unmis
takable figure autl quizzical counte
.nance jogging comfortably by. perch
ed m a country cart. Impulsively he
ran dowu tu him and demanded to
know why he had disobeyed.
"* h"r*,''r disobeyed you." was the
His Examination Concluded.
In tho evidence before a parliamen
tary committee concerning the opposi
tion to a railway Hodge scored a point
which accentuates a certain legal fic
tion with reference to skilled wit
A Scotch farmer was giving his tes
timony in favor of the bill.
"Is it true." said the wily K. C. in
his most searching style, "that you,
sir. said to Mr. Guild that you were
willing to give your evidence on the 1
other side if they would pay you bet
"Aye." said the pawky farmer, "and''"
(after a pause? "let me jist pit the
same question to ye-if ye had been
offered a bigger fee. wad ye no hae
been on th'ifber side yersel'?"
It Is needless to say that the K. C.
did not cross question the witness fur
Pipes Frozen by Warm Spells.
It is a curious fact that water pipes |
under ground will often freeze during !
the warm spell that follows a cold .
snap. The explauation made for this
interesting phenomenon is that after a
cold wave a large quantity, of heat is
taken from the ground i*? the work of
chaugiug the frozen moisture into wa
ter, and thus, ou the principle of the
ice cream freezer, the pipe is chilled,
enough heat being taken from it to
Cause For Thanks.
"Alas!" sighed the tramp dramatical
ly. "No matter where 1 turns, there's
a hand raised against me."
"Which shows you ought to be
thankful fer one thing," sa-d the
"That it ain't a foot that's raised."
Mrs. Many-kids-There is ore thing
about our girls-they are always self
possessed. Papa Manyklds (grimly)
Yes, they're too self possessed. 1 wish ?
they'd get some one else to possess
Being asked one day whnt one should
do in order to become an efficient piano
player. Liszt replied laconically, "One
must eat well and walk much."
We are sellingasook at Tlc worth
twice ?.he money.
F. G. MERTINS,
854 liroatl St, Augusta, Ga.
100 sets of buggy harness soon
to arrive. Full assortment of car
riage and wagon harness. We tony
iniarge quantities and our patrons
get the benefit of the advantages
Ramsey & Jones.
- Noblet in Mean Attire
Where did etiquette require nobles to
appear before their sovereigns nieanl>
dad? This singular custom eba rae; ii
?zed court ceremonial io ancient Mex.. <
under the Aztec dominion. Wben th.
?native lords and grandees had oceaalm
to Beek the presence of Montezun-.-.
they were under the obligation, a? !?.
tibio de Beuevente. who aecorupanhnt
the Conquistador Cones, testifies. ?>i
assuming a voluminous mantle of pom
material (una manta grosera y pobre.,
with which they covered and concealed
their ordinary robes, in token of nul?
jection and humiliation. These were
manufactured out of the leaves of tlu
aloe tree by the commoner classes
Etiquette required the strict observ
ance of this custom by all those win
came Into the emperor's presence, wPh
the exception of persons of the mya
blood. Any one seeking audience ?.
the emperor had to don these comnmi
clothes on bis arrival at the palace.
Barefooted and wretchedly clad, be
was led before the sovereign and wltb
downcast eyes made bis request, with
every outward sign of abject subserv
lt Cam? Back.
"John Burroughs, the naturalist,
dined with me one night" said a mag
azine editor of New York, "and among
my guests was a young nature writer
of the new school.
"This young man told a wonderful
story about the intelligence of oysters.
He said be was going to put the story
in bis new book. Ur. Burroughs gave
a dry laugh and said:
" 'Let me tell you about a cat This
story is quite as authentic aa the other
one, and it should do for your book
"The venerable student paused im
pressively, then said:
"'A Springfield couple bad a cat
that age bad rendered helpless, and
they put it out of its misery by means
of chloroform. They buried it in the
garden and planted a rosebush over
its remains. The nest morning a fa
miliar scratching took them to tbe
front door, and there was that cat
waiting to be let in, with the rose
bush under its arm.' "
Curious Village Names.
There Is In Dorset a group of villages
which in some form or other have us
their eponym the stream in whose val
ley they are situated. The stream is
named Puddle, and the villages bear
the names of Puddle Hinton. Puddle
town. Tulpuddle, Affpuddle, Turner's
Puddle and Bryan's Puddle. One ls
reminded of tbe riddle about the letter
"m." Some, like Queen Mary, "have
lt before;" some, like King William,
"have it behind." Poor things, poor
things! "The inhabitants of these vil
lages,' says Marcus Dimsdale, who
writes in the Cornhill Magaziue on
"English Village Names'." "sent to a
former postmaster general-if 1 am
rightly informed, Cecil Kaines-a re
quest that they might be allowed to
change their names and replace them
with more euphonious substitutes
which they obligingly supplied. Back
came the official reply, curt, overbear
ing, inexorable, 'Puddle you are, and
puddle you must remain!'"
UOJf iv. .. --. .
way.? writes the name of the saint at
the close of the letter instead of the
date. Bishop Huntington learned all
these things quickly and began "to prac
tice them at once. The first time he
had occasion to write to bis old friend
Dr. Hale after joining the church be
placed "St. Michaelis day" after his
signature. A ' reply from tbe doctor
came, and after his name be bad writ
ten in n foll, round band, "Wash day."
A Little Awkward.
"Nearsightedness must be very em
barrassing at times," remarked a
Brooklyn resident to an acqut ntanco
thus afflicted. "The other morning,
for example, a man addressed me on
a crowded bridge trolley, and io the
course of ' conversation he roundly
abused a chap- whose political and
business methods he disliked equably.
In fact, be became ?cutely personal
ID bis. denunciation.
"Before ho left tbe car be was in
formed by il friend near bim that I
was tbe man- he bad been abusing. It
didn't worry me at all, but it must
have been a bit disconcerting, for bim.
don't you think?"-New York Globe.
It has been stated that no one bas
ever seen the sun. A series of con
centric shells envelops a nucleus of
which we know nothing except that it
must be infinitely botter than the fierc
est furnace and that lt must amount to
more than , nine-tenths of tbe solar
mass. That nucleus Is the real sun.
forever bidden from us. The outer
most of the enveloping shells Is about
5.000 miles thick and ls called -the
"chromosphere." It Is a gaseous flood.
"Orlando, you' mustn't put your arm
around my waist"
"Why. Gloriana, it's been there for
half an hour."
"Well. 1 didn't notice it all just
Th? Real Victim.
After a man bas been sick a week
his wife locks worse than be does
from taking care of bim.-Atcbison
Advantage is a better soldier than
Postum, Cream of wheat and
Grape Nuts at
Let us have your orders for Crep
Paper, Tissue Paper, Paper Flow
ers, etc., for the Chrysanthen!un
Fair. We carry Dennison's paper,
che only paper with which satis
factory results in decorating eau bx
The Mullet In Gulf Waters.
The mullet ons always attracted a
goodly share of attention. His fame is
uot circumscribed by the boundaries
of the gu.f. Whether tho visitor be
from the Atlantic or the Pacific coast ?
op-from thc shores of the M edi terra- j
nean or the Baltic, he wants to see. es- j
amine and least on the mullel.
He is the best known fish that
swims. Rame have a prejudice against
him: but, like :L?I feelings of this ns
ture, it rests on an unsubstantial foun
dation. It cannot bear investigation,
for the ru lill et plays a greater part in
appeasing -he craving for sea foods
thau any nsb thal inhabits the waters
of the gulf. Ile is here in sumiller
and winier, in fall and in spring.
When tlie fisherman contemplates bis
plight, when luck is against him and a
feeling of depression creeps over him.
the mullet, always ready to give bim
a helping hand, rushes into bis seine
aud contributes to bis fortune and to
the gastronomic pleasure of the thou
sands of people to whom they are ship
ped. He Is a regular standby. In
prosperity and in adversity be ls al
ways here in abundance.-Pascagoula
Helping Him Out.
He was well groomed, sober, evi
dently Intelligent, but he looked wor
ried as he approached a policeman on
Broadway, near Long Acre square.
"Officer, I know my name und all
that sort of thing." said he. "but I
don't know where I live. Wbat'll I do
"Advertise." said the bluecoat with a
stony stare. "What are you giving
"Honest." continued the worried one.
"Pm a Btranger In New York, (?ot here
this morning Had the address of a
boarding bouse on u slip of paper n
friend gave me. Went there, engaged
board, left my trunk and theu went
out on business. Now I've lost the
strip of paper somehow, und I've for
gotten the street and number. What'l'
"Advertise." repeated the bluecoat
but less bluntly. "Then go to a hole
and wait for an answer. Another way
ls to write to the friend who gave you
"Thank you." said the lost one grate
fully.-New York (?lube.
The time that has elapsoj(l since the
first appearance of life ou earth bas
been variously estimated at 100.000.
000 to 200.000.000 year?. To tax our
powers of compr?hension as little a.
possible Dr. H. Schmidt of Jena has
taken the shortest estimate aud has
tried to make understandable tbe live
great evolutionary periods tbrougb
which life has passed by comparta;:
them with a day of twenty-four hours
Tbls ls the result: The areheoxoic pe
rlod (02.000.1:01) yearsi is represented
by 12 hours 30 minutes; paleozoic (.'M.
000.000 yearsi. s Pours 7 minn les:
mesozoic (lLWW.OOO yearsi. 2 hours SH
minutes: cenozoic (3.000.000 yearsi. 4:1
minutes: authropozoic (100.000 yearsi
2 minutes. If the last period, the age
of man. be compared In Its subdivi
sions by the same seale it is fouud
that the "historic'* oort iou covers oul.v
of Indian caste bas little conception
of what suSferlng tbe custom involves.
Its tragedies exteud even to the bum
ble, commonplace matters of everyday
life. A little incident witnessed by
Prince Bojidar Karageorgevitch aud
chronicled lu his "Enchanted india"
needs no comment.
Stones and dying sticks were thrown
at a little pariah girl whose shadow as
she passed defiled the food of a Brah
He merely threw away the rice,
which the dogs soon finished. But
the bystanders who witnessed tbe
girl's insolence in going so near a holy
man-she, so base aud uuworthy-dew
at the unhappy creature, who ran
away screaming and dropping the load
of wood she was carrying on her back.
Meat on a Spit.
It was the custom in mediaeval times
to servo roast meat on a spit and to
pass it round the table for each guest
to cot off what be liked. In France
one still finds chicken livers and ba
con served on small spits.
It is probable that many people con
tinued to prefer fingers to table uten
sils even after these were perfected
and In general use, for knives were
certainly invent* ? at the period when
Charles XII. chose to butter bis bread
with bis royal thumb.
Wanted One Saved.
"My task in life." said tbe minister
complacently, "consists in suving youug
"Ah." replied the maiden, with a
soulful longing, "save a good one for
mo, won't you?"
His Big Hit.
"Jones made an awful big hit at the
banquet the other night."
"ls that so?"
"Yes: he was called on for a tpce^
and refused."-Detroit Free Press.
Voice From Witbiu the Taxicab
Sbay. rhoofer. bow much do I owe ye
"Seven dollars and fifty cents, sir."
"Well. shay, back up till ye come t<
30 cents. That's all I got."-Life.
Wealth is not his that has it but
bis that enjoys it.
Succeed when everything else fails.
In nervous prostration and female
weaknesses they arc the supreme
remedv, as thousands have testified.
FOR KIDNEY, LIVER AND
it ia the best medlc:ne ever gold
over a druggist's counter.
The County Treasurer*. - ... '. ??
open for tht purpo?&Oi. n.v <. > ' ... i N< S
from the 15th day o?X)ct. ^-JJ LO tlie
15th day of March 1910 inclusive.
A penalty of one per cei. c v/i; be ad
ded to all unpaid tax?s ai i r .o h'Z
day of Jan. to the 31st oi . n. : J!0, of
two per cent, irom the ls. -.yetti h.
to the last.day ol' Feb'. 19. . -? ; penal
ty of five per centirom thc ..rar. day ol'
March to the 15th day of March 1910.
The tax levies for the ye ar 190J asa
h or State Purposes 5i iniils.
" Ord. County ??. u "
" ?.ons. School tax 3 "
" Special County1'tax 12 "
" Bacon S. D. Special 2
" Edgefield S. Dv 2 "
" Long Cane S. D. " . 3 "
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3 "
" Johnston S. D. 3 "
" Plum Branch Si J). No. 13 "
" White lownS. 1). 3 ?.
" Parksville S. D. 3 "
"Washingtons.!). 2 "
" R. R. Bonds^Wise T's,p 1} . "
? i. ? ? pick?hs - 3 "
" " " " Johnston " 3 "
? ? ? ?? Portion-pine Grove 15 "
" " " " Portion Blocker 15 "
" " " " Town ?dgefiekl i "
" School Bonds " 1 "
" Corporation Purposes 2k "
All male citizens between the ages of
21 years and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are liable to a poll tax of
one dollar each. A capitation tax of 50
cents each is to be paid on all dogs.
A commutation road tax of $2.00
?ach must be P^Lby able bodied male
citizens betwee^Ple.'ages of 18 and 50
No checks or drafts will be accepted
n payment of taxes unless the party
;iving same can beheld personally re
ponsible for its payment.
; JAS. T. MIMS.
- Co. Treas. E. C.
I Augusta s Lc ading Furniture Store
I Ipi a"
I i f
Tri want our Edgefield friends to know th.it vve are ai A-ays prepared,
to take care ot their interests to the bot possible -id - antage. Being
large buyers-carlond shipments-we can aiwa^s make clobe prices.
These who have been our regular customers can ttstify to this
We ca . sa e you money on furniture or i:i ta?*t on an. thing that yoes to
furnish a home. Do you need a suit ot Furniture; \ ariirobe,' dining table,
sideboard. b?d, rock rs, dining chairs, Window >h.ul?s, stover, mattresses.
Bed room suits $n up. Chairs 3*'c up, and iron beds $2 no. Do not fail
to ca'l to see u- when you come to Vu ?ustti
E. M. ANDREWS FURNITURE CO.,
972 Broad Street, - Augusta, Ga.
Cotton Seed Meal and
I take this mean;: of n-t; ; '?< <x . ) *y ;' jr i lgj ~WyT P??
ny friends and ?he/pul: ! ri 1 :'? IA .? -^y IIS ....*>. f< tf% fcS?
ceep a large stipp?v cf ir . ; n \-.;) [?.: \\ tL* r h -J .i (jj ... ai ?J^C-? ?i ? a*^
ton Seed Meal a?f t? #t,,,.: ^ JOLC??1 U f JLAOJL ?V?? gi
on hand and can Hi! ?hmv . ai . ."f?? ??/
reasonable prices. War -:\ ^^^^^^^^^E^^^^S^E^^^x?.-1 I ? - --s ft^g
site of old depot. } iv; -?U . ___ [Q&l
-litited A i , , j vve desire to announce to ths Edge-g
_L_-... >| field public that wa will conduct our S
ITTHEM^ ; J Sales stable at the county Fair groan is during the pres- m
I' * u"~i"' U^eni season, and ' ^
HUNTERS' SI J. ? 1 ipi;. . 5
PARKER Have just received a shipment of Kentucky horses which our Mr. Can-feS)
SAuSty ?? ^) te*c;i r<?sent*y purcLassd in person from the farms around Lexington. frS
1,1<)X' I j '/. s c rc shovfirg High Class Horses, Brood Mares, Combination Horses, pS
I RI?MIX? :TO:; j.;;^ Kor^c? with Spec ct, Family Horses and Mules. ?SK
And Other ??::: . j.^j Sj
I SKILLED RE^Air.-t! Ii yow ?SG in nee; of any stock call at our stables and inspect ours. We Sg
I " - ' ^ '? ?M can please you. ???
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j Johnston, S. C. I
? I?MI1IIIIHI II i i III nu i III ra i Tty rr i i i i ir II II I I a II MM III.i i i i III IMBI III ? -
^y||i HILE we are a hew iii iii solicitiii^ . (. busin ; |
are not strangers to the people of Edgefieid couiity. and we propose to S
condubtour business on such a high plane that we shall merita share of your g
patronage. But unless we can make it to your intere t to trade with iis-in other g
wrords, save von nioney-we do not exp ct yo * to )at o z ii . S -
... -i jj j j i ^fiWmVi i tn
ur store is wellstead w.t.i hagons, Budgies, Harness,Saddles/
i . aJ -an. ia. Large assort
\\ c desire tu cali J.-,..C..I aiLjiiliu? tu oar Hackney Liu ?r?; i s and iVMjrons. Thc c i.s ;>..sitively
:noiliiim boiter ult ibo ni.i. k i lur Axe \\\ ?ney. t'ry une ut t'.iein. Jar Tyson & Julies Undies
:aro alsu uiicxuelJ U.
.uki ^ij?^d i?lii'lliSiliil?S*
Th ? hvli ..<,).?...ii., aro iuviced Lo tuspdct our Furnttare and II JU.io Furnishing Departments.
l>cd room soils, wardrobes, Dining tables, Library tables, Chairs, Rockers, China closets, Ru^s,
Art squa os, shades, and in fact'everything that.goes to make a hume comfortable and attrac
tive. I. ..ll bo u pleasure to sh JW th J ladios through our stock.
XV il :re to call atlenti >.i d> oar ?to?k jf Undertiker's suppaes. Can fill orders for any
thing fr? in the cheap culfiu tu ;? big?i-priued metallic case, Our Hearse is ready to respond t?
J ll ralis, whether dav or night. Again wo respectfully solicit a share of your patronage.
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