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tied "i Hf Woii? o? a fenny, >n. .i
Caution to Keep Money, With the
Cause? of the Scarcity and Misery of
the Want Thereof lu These Hard and
Merciless Times." .contains ? list of
articles obtainable for a peuny m the
days of Charles II. These include "a
dish of coffee to qulckeu your stom
ach aud refresh your spirits." "a fair
cucumber" aud "portlous of such com
modities as uuts, vluegar. grapes, rake,
onions and oatmeal." . The analogue
of pennyworths ' obtainable at an
apothecary's is a lengthy one and in
cludes "lettuce to make you sleep,
mitbrldute tu make you sweat and ani
seed, which may save your life in a
faluting or swouud."
This lu the way of recreation "for a
peuny you may see auy mouster. jack
anapes yr those roaring boyes, the
lyons; you may hear a most eloquent
oration upon our English kings aud
Queens if you listen to him who keeps
monuments at Westminster; you may
have all the news lu England and
other countries of murders, hoods,
witches, tires, tempests and what not
In the weekly newsbooks."-London
The Mahogany Tree.
There Is no such thing as a forest
of mahogany. The mahogany tree
lives by aud for Itself uluue. lt stands
solitary of its species surrounded by
the smaller trees and dense under
growth of the tropical forest, rearing
its bead above its neighbors. Two
trees to the acre Is u liberal estimate
for mahogany "linds." More frequent
ly perhaps only oue tree will be fouud
over a larger stretch cf territory. True
mahogany is the only species of the
Swleteniu muboganl. the name S vac
?enla having been given to lt in honor
of the celebrated Barou von Swieten.
physician to Maria Theresa, lt ls dis
tinctly a uative of tropical America
and frequently towers to a height of
100 feet, the trunk being often twelve
feet lu diameter, lt is of exceedingly
slow growth, and the time of its ar
riving at rtyiturity is probably uot less
than "200 years. Occasionally small
specimens have been fouud in south
British Julius Caesars. -,
Julius Caesar, who on one of the
closing days of August in ")5 R. C.
landed on the Kentish coast, has bad
many British namesakes. Including a
great cricketer, but the best known Is
Julius Caesar, master of the rolls"un
der James !.. al jut whom Lord Clar
endon in the tirst volume of his his
tory tells the amusing story. "Remem
ber Caesar." The impopular Earl of
Portland sat up all ulght in a barri
caded house with his friends and re
taiuers armed to the teeth bet a use he
fouud lu his pocket a slip of paper
bidding bim "Remember Caesar,"
which really bad reference not to the
assassination of the Roman statesman,
but to some preferment promised to a
sou of Slr Julius Caesar. The tomb
of Sir Julius Caesar, with a quaint
epitaph ia legal phraseology, is among
-the-maur curious mouumeiits of -St
traciioti of motorcars and other rebi
cles of extravagance being too power
ful for him. After various endeavors
to control bim the mother at length
prepared chains and fetters and bad
bim locked up. ide. however, escaped,
and the irate mother a uno n need her
intent ion to ' exercise her maternal
rights ou hts returu by cutting tbe
tendons of his ankles aud thus crip
pling him. The account proceeded to
say that this treat mem is ofteu re
sorted lo by Irate parents with prodi
gal sous.-From "Cbiua." by Morti
mer Menpes and Slr Henry A. Blake.
Turtles of the Amazon.
The fresli water turtle of the Ama
zon grows to a great size, especially on
the upper river, where full grown oues
three feet lu length, two lu width and
weighing "JUtl pounds are ofteu seen.
Every house has its little poud or cor
ral to bold a stock of these animals
through the season ot dearth, the wet
months. Those who have Indians in
their employ send them out for a
month when the waters are low to se
lect a stock; others purchase their sup
Knew of One.
"Suggestion? LT mp: Did you ever
hear of a real cure effected by 'sugges
"1 personally knew of one. 1 once
suggested to a young fellow that If be
didu't want to have a big dog chasing
bim off the premises he'd better quit
coming to my house, and it cured bim
of the habit."-Chicago Tribune.
Brown (at the clubi-Yes. by Jove,
there's very little you can teach me.
I've been everywhere, done everything,
seen everything The Scotch Member
-Young mau. did ye ever have D. T.'s?
Brown-?. 'V.'al Great Scott no! The
Scotch Member - Then ye've seen
"I can recommeud this horse, sir."
said a dealer, "as a strong sound ani
"It must be." agreed the customer,
"to have attained Its present age!"
Dubbins-Do you know where I can
And a lot facing south? Stubbius
Why not try around the north pole?
That's a very likely place.-Judge.
Howell-1 bad the nightmare last
night. Powell-That so? Howell
Yes; 1 thought that I was being kicked
by the foot of the bed.-New York
"Pa. what's a cynical smile?"
"Your mother will show you. my
.on. the next time I tell her 1 caa'?
spare all rbe money she wants."
Wm BIT T E R S AND KIDNEYS.
?rt ip! . :-2-.'tng.
A Scriptural i, . ? .. >t carving fowl?
Wbcu in secuUu company was claimed,
by a witty clergyman who. having been
asked to carve o:io day. said. "Inas
much as you demand it. I will carve
the fowl according to Biblical princi
ples." "Yes." exclaimed the hostess,
"act according to the Scriptures." The
theologian therefore began the carv
ing. The baron was tendered the head
of the fowl, the baroness the neck, the
two daughters a wing apiece and the
two sons a first joint, the carver*re
taining the remainder.
"According to what interpretation do
yon make such a division?" inquired
the host of his guest ar he regarded
the clergyman's heaping plate and the
scant portions doled out to the family.
"Krom an interpretation of my own."
replied the clerical wit. "As the m ts
ter of your house the head belongs to
you by right: the baroness, being most
near to you. should receive the neck,
which is nearest thc head; in the wings
the young girls will recognize a sym
bol of their nobie thoughts, that fly
from one desire to another; as to the
young barons, the drumsticks they
have received will remind them that
they are responsible for supporting
your bouse, as thc- legs of the capon
support the bird itself." - London
Camel a Delicate Beast.
Contrary to tin- widespread but erro
neous opinion, the camel ls a very deli
cate anliual. A cu incl that bas worked
fifteen days in succession needs a
month's pasturage to recuperate, it ts
liable to a host of ailments and acci
dents. When a caravan crosses a seb
kha. or dry salt lake, it is rare that
some of the auimuls do not break a
leg. If the fracture is in the upper
part of the limb there is nothing for
it but to slaughter the animal and re
tail its flesh as butcher's meat.
If the lower part of the limb has
been Injured the bone is set and held
in position by means of splints made
of palm branches, which arc bound
with small cords. I! n<> complications
ensue ut thc cud of :i month the frac
ture is reduced. When it is a case of
simple dislocation lue injured part is
cauterized with :i rcdhot iron, then
coated with clay rind bandaged with a
strip of cloth. Kif teen days uf ter wu rd
the animal is generally cured.-Vulga
That's All He Forgot.
The cab containing the absentmind
ed man and his family drew up in
frout of the Broad street station.
There emerged the absentminded man.
his wife, three children, a birdcage, a
dog ou a leash and innumerable bun
dles and parcels. The absentminded
mau paid the driver, gathered up the
bundles, dropped them and pressed bis
hand dramatically to his fevered brow.
"There." he .exclaimed. "I just knew
I had forgotteu something!"
His wife carefully counted the three
children, saw that thc dog and thc
birdcage were intact and took an in
ventory of the bundles.
"We seem to be all here." she re
marked. "I am sure we have every
Uilt U l-l? IVA. - -
"Tongue caught ermine. ehV"
"Yes. madam. You see, the ermine's
coat is extremely delicate. A trap
tears lt horribly. So the trapper catch
es it by the tongue.
"The ermine is fond of ice. The
tra plier smears heavy knives with
grease and lays them here and there
on the snow. The snow white ermine,
lithe und quick, rushes up in the zero
weather, licks what he takes for a
sliver of ice, and. lo, is doomed, for
the steel of the heavy knife has frozen
fast to his tongue."-Exchange.
Longest English Lawsuit.
The longest lawsuit ever beard tn
England was that between the heir
of Thomas Talbot. Viscount Lisle, und
the heirs of Lord Berkeley respect
ing eenuin lands and possessions uot
far from Wooiton-uuder-Edge, in thc
county of Gloucester, lt commenced
at the end of the reign of Edward IV.
and was pending till the reign of
James !.. when a compromise took
place after it bud lusted about 12U
"Was that you scolding a poor dog
that was merely Indulging bis natural
inclination to bowl at the moon?" ask
ed the kind hearted man.
"Yes." answered his neighbor. .
"Don't you know you ought to be
kind to dumb animals':"
"That dog Isn't dumb; he's only
The disheveled bard entered the
weary eyed editor's apartment.
"ls there au opeuiug here for a
poet?" be inquired.
"Yes. indeed." replied the editor,
touching a button underneath his desk,
and the next instant the poet disap
peared through a trapdoor in the floor.
A Good Loser.
"John," she asked, "do you ever play
poker for profit?"
"No.". he replied thoughtfully; "the
gamo serves us my way of being char
itable. -Philadelphia North American.
What He Got.
Bella-He fell In love with her pho
tograph and asked for the original.
Fred-What developed? Bella-She
^ave him a negative.
A song and dance comedian was
working in u cheap vaudeville hou.-;e
where a performance was giveu hour
ly. The tired performer had made
nine appearances und bad fallen asleep
on his trunk when the manager poked
him in the ribs und said:
"Hey. you-wake np: lt's lime for
you to go on again."
"Say." retorted the performer. "I
can't go on again. What do you take
me for-u film?"-Metropolitan Maga
i UK STATE Ol' SOC TH C AROLINA.
j County of Edgeneld.
Hy J.D. Allen, Probate Judge:
WHEREAS, J L. Hims made
suit to rae, to grant him, Letters or
Administration of the Estate ano
affects of II. A. .Minis.
THESE A Kl-; THEREFORE, to
cite and admonish al) the singular
I the kindred ami Creditors of the
I said H. A. -Mims, deceased, that they
be and appear before me. in the
Court of Probate, t?? be held at
: Eklgefield C. il. s. C. on (lie loth ol
I Feb. next, after publication hereof,
at ll o'clock in the forenoon, to
diott' cause, if any they have, why
the said Administratif n should not
GIVEN under ruy ?.and this 3rd
day ol" Februarv. 1910.
J. D. ALLEN,
J. P. E. C. .
All perspns owning property of any
kind whatsoever, orin a"ny capacity, as
husband, guardian, executor,'acniiriiF
rator or trustee aro rt quin o to mtkf
returns ol the same to the Auditor un
der oath within the time men ti ned be
low and the Auditor is rt quirt d by lau
to add a penalty ol' 50 per cent to all
property that is not returned on or be
iore the20th day of tebruary in an>
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
iully, requested to meet me at the ap
pointments for taking tax returns in
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 taxpayers,!1
or my representative will bs at the
ollowing appointed plac? s on the dates
Mentioned to receive t. ;. re tur
Ked nih donday January ?.-(11910
colliers, 'tuesday jan 4th
Clarks Hill, Wednesday Jan 5th
Meriwether's Hall, 1 hursday Jan 6th 1
K?pers X Road, Friday Jan 7th
Will Winn, Monday Jan 10th
Modoc, Tuesday Jan 1Kb
Parksville, Wednesday Jan 12th
Plum Branch, 'thursday Jan 13th
Liberty I ?ii!. Friday Jan 14th
Trenton, Monday Jan J7th
Merin tore, Tuesday Jan 18th
Johnston, Wednesday .Jan 19th
Meeting St Thursday Jan 20th
Pleasant Lane, Friday Jan 21st
Cleora, Saturday Jan 22nd
Will be at Edgeiield from January
21st to Februar;, 20th. I will be in my
oince every Saturday
J. I." TiMM^r?MAN.
Auditor ii. C. SC
will at th.- same time and [dace ap
ply to the Probate Judge I' M- a final
discharge from the office ?d' Execu
tor of said estate.
YV. T. W ALTON;
Sheppard Hrs. Alt?vs.
Feb. 2- lt.
. leaning and i t^om^
I respctfiilly notify the Edge
liold public that 1 have moved my
?\ ing, cleaning and pressing room
? lim ground lloor of the Corner
lo "e's annex, and solicit a colitin
aM. f (d' your patronage. W e ?Miar
ntce satisfaction on every piece ol'
I'oTK we send ont.
I take this means of announcing
to the public that I have opened up
a first class livery business in the
stables at the place formerly occu
pied by Mr. E. J. .Minis on Main
street. First-elas? learns furnished
on short notice.
I will make a specially ol' break
ing and handling: colts. Have hid
considerable experience in this kind
of work. Call in person or order
teams by telephone.
J. E. M IMS
On the fifth day of February
1010, the undersigned will make a
final settlement ?d' the estate of
Miss Bessie l\ Johnson, deceased,
in the office of Judge of Probate al
Edgefield, South Car.'lina, and will
at thc same time apply for a final
discharge from ibis trust as admin
istrator with the will annexed of
J. E. JOHNSON.
No '.ice. I
Notice is hereby given that t1"
i -m .. t .c H tt Kaker has t!
lu UvVii ni.- o i o ".. mai al Coli
.cut. All person.-, indebted to the,
?inn will please settle with J. YV. ?
Bracknell ?fc.Son. .Mi persons who
lave claims-again*! 'I'' s-iid Krui
i : I" ?r-vard sim.- t J." ray
nell S? Po? .
J. YV. BRACKNELL.
*! .(,. BAKER.
Encouraged by the success of last year's corn contest and
in order to give additional stimulus to the production of
Corn in the comity, The Advertiser will conduct another
corn contest this year.
First Prize . rift?e? do?ars if If i0!1!
M ge ol M I I?C? Will be given the Edgefield
county farmer who grows the greatest number of bushels of
corn on one acre of land during the vear 1910 -
CCLI/ICI i^n^e. ?? will be oiven the farm
er in Edgefield county who grows the second largest number
of bushels of com on one acre during the year 1910.
The foregoing prizes are offered unconditionally and without embarass
ing or complicated restrictions- The contestants can plant their corn
when they please, fertilize it as they please and cultivate it by whatever
system they please.
Only one requirement is made: the aere must be in ere ccr tir neus
plot of ground and not composed of two or more rich spots selected from
different parts of the farm. The ar-?a planted must NOT be LESS than
Who'll Win the Gold this Year?
rizes will be awarded at the County Fair
pH****.*. DVANCED students in our model Office Depart
X ment make fr 1:1 SI to ?2 a day while going right
ll * along with their course. No other business v I
* lene o li. rs . . ich au i.ppo Mildly :;s ibis.
.i: ??? ?'-> I
.:. .> Draughoii'.s Original Copyrighted System of Book
.:. k-S^^ ? keeping 's "lore highly recommended hy bankers.
? r* b.iokke p.'is .ind business men generally than any
-> otb T S.VSt (111.
Tb ' sy teni of sh ?rill : td >v . t . ich !s used hy more eon t
reporters and exp -rt st si ig' iphers ?han any other system.
v\\? gu irani" positliiis und ir vt?cy reasonable eimdituns
We also te ich by mail. Write for fu.l particulars and big
free illustrated catalogue.
ARTHUR 0. MINTER, Manager.
Draughon's Practical Business College.
Atlanta, - Georgia
My Keels ure correct in
U pc, color, size ?md breeding
A'heii y?m buy ?.? rs you
air re suits
'* ii us $1.5'' .-?nd $2 '?o per xgc^?k
i- Can -hif> in vile re
lc I \ . ?e/ji?2>?
J. H. P. ROPER,
Edgefield, S. C.
- ^ -CH??. 1.3IH<xC?w^M
Lumber for Sale
I can (ill .'miers for first-class lumber cut from
nnti e lorest pines. Mill located at m\ farm near
Edgefield. Will deliver anywhere in or near town
at market prices. Your order solicited.
T. W. Redden
Roofing of all kinds. Tin, tar piper, rubber and
gravel roofing. Wholesale prices upon application
R. J. HORNE & COMPANY
643 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
"Building material from foundation to roof."
Barred Plj mouth
: v.-i roulis obtained l.iin ca: y
halchings. Order now
J P R--fpq
O ? ? - Lt 'J "OJ
Edgefield, 3. C.
We wai t ?hi tren nr.d boxs to know that we ean
yet lit tliem in heavy underwear.
Clothing and Overcoats.
FULL S KKK ul U<w Eli ,\ND KU VAL
Bl UL SI IO KS.
All leathers, Jalist M\l<s D op in and let us
J show \ MIK
i DORN & MIMS
j r." c I'. r^i .ir's.