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Buying In His Note.
Colonel Bill was a pioneer legislator,
merchant and banker of the vest pock
It was seldom thai Colonel Bill got
caught by a debtor, so unerring was
his judgment of men, but his transac
tion with old man Blankertou was au
exception to the rule. Blankerton got
into Colonel Bill's ledger to the amount
of $60 and finally balanced the account
with a note.
When the paper was a long time
overdue and there was no prospect of
a settlement, to the eminent disgust of
the colonel, he declared, with a strong
Anglo-Saxon emphasis, that he would
sell Blankerton's note for 50 cents on
the dollar. The statement was not
long reaching the ears of the maker
of the note. He met the colonel in thc
village street one day and accosted
"BM, heard you'd offered to sell my
?bte for 50 cents on the dollar."
"Yes; I will."
"Will you sell lt to me at that rate?"
"Yes, sir; I'll sell it to you at that
"All right, Bill; make out a new
Colonel Bill's symptoms of apoplexy
became noticeable from that moment.
The Oldest Joke.
It will be difficult to discover an old
er practical joke than that of the cop
persmith and the maker of brazen im
ages for the temple of Osiris, which is
embodied in Egyptian inscriptions dat
ing from the reign of Menes, founder
of Memphis, who ruled over 7.00D
years ago. According to ancient rec
ords, there dwelt between these two
craftsmen a quiet man whose desire
was for peace and who was sadly dis
turbed by the noisy occupations car
ried on by his busy neighbors. He
therefore asked each of them to say
for what sum they would change their
dwellings. This they did. Each calcu
lated the amount required, and he, be
ing satisfied, paid it over to them.
"Now," he asked of the coppersmith,
"Where is your new dwelling?" "I
have taken that of the maker of im
ages," was the reply. "And you,"
queried the quiet man of the latter,
"whither goest thou?" "To tbe bouse
of the coppersmith!"
This is one of many tales told in all
ages which are woven into myth and
legend and differ only in local color.
He Needed the Clerk.
When Tim Campbell was in the Fif
tieth congress he stole a clerk from
Congressman Scott. Scott was a new
member and was made chairman of a
committee which gave him a clerkship.
He knew nothing about the clerk, j
Campbell did. Through some means
or another he had the clerkship trans
ferred to his own committee. Six
months later Scott learned of the trick.
Meeting Campbell, he said:
"That was a nice piece of petty lar
"Tut, tut. Mr. Scott," said Campbell;
"my committee needed a clerk worse
than yours." Then, with twinkling
eyes, he continued. "You are a mil
lionaire and can afford to hire half a
dozen clerks, while I must go to the
government for clerical assistance."
The ready reply amused Scott. The
two , men'were always the best* of
A traveler In Russia noticed that th?
train he entered was all decorated
with flags and banners, and ot every
station it passed stood a company of
soldiers and a band playing the nation
al anthem. The traveler asked a
brakeman the reason of'all this cere
mony. The brakeman, lowering his
"I don't mind telliug you. sir-but in
the strictest confidence, be it under
stood-that a carriage in this train has
been engaged for his majesty. But his
majesty, as a matter of fact, won't
set off till this evening. Thus the plot
hatched against him may take effect
on this train, you see. and our gracious
sovereign will be saved."
The brakeman touched his cap and
passed on, and the traveler, suddenly
grown pale and nervous, stared from
the window anxiously.
The First Patent on Matches.
Before 1833. when wooden matches
with phosphorus were made lu Vienna,
peopla were dependent upon flint and
steel to secure a light. The first pat
ent for a, phosphorus match in the
United. States was taken out in lboU
by A. D. Philipps of Springfield. Mass.
For many years people refused to ase
them, but by 1845 tbe ill smelling and
clumsy old tinder boxes were generally
(discarded and are preserved, like snuff
boxes, as curiosities. "
Out of His Line.
Western Relative.-Well, Wendell,
what was the score today? Little Bos
ton Boy-Really, 1 do not know. Is it
not j'our opinion, Uncle William, that
the theism of Clement and Athanasius
furnishes a much more tenable basis
for a rational theory of creation than
is afforded by that of Augustine?
Irate Passenger-I believe you're
driving over every stone in the road!
Driver-Waal, sir, it takes a purry
good drher to hit 'em ab'.-Boston
The Real Trouble.
"Woman's ignorance of cooking is
the bane of married life."
"No; it's woman's ignorance of her
ignorance of cooking."-Boston Tran
Kindness has converted more sin-.
ners than zeal, eloquence or learning.-?1
F. W. Faber,
I represent a
strong line of Fire In
and can insure your
Your patronage will
H. A. Smith.
I lake 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. Mims on Main
street. First-class teams furnished
un short notice.
I will make a specialty of break
ing and handling colts. Have had
considerable experience in this kind
of work. Call in person or order
teams by telephone.
J. E. MIMS
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gie Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
We are justly proud of our stock
of buggies. We carry Columbus.
Babcock. Tyson cfc Jones, Rock
Will,Hackney and Sandford buggies.
The variety of styles, makes, etc.,
will enable us to suit every taste and
every purse. Hundreds of satisfied
customers praise the quality ol* our
Ramsey cfc Jones.
SOUTH GEORGIA FARM
My Country home of 550 Acres
land, rich loam soil, 5 miles south
of Valdosta, Ga., on G. S. ct F.
railroad, half mile from Railroad
Station, with 275 acres in cultiva
tion all stumped except few recently
cleared corners, all in high state of
high cultivation, growing both long
and short staple cotton, corn, pea
nuts, sugar cane, sweet potatoes,
velvet beans, hay, etc.-will grow
anything. All practically under
The best, quail hunting in Geor
gia, also good duck shooting on two
natural connecting lakes of about
100 acres supported by springs,
making running wrater nice and
fresh at all times. The lakes abound
in fish of all kinds, and are famous
for the quantity of large trout that
thrill the sportsman's soul and try
The entire track is nicely drained
and has nice improvements, vis:
One 7-room dwelling, one 5-room
dwelling 4- tenant houses, a large
barn and stable, smoke house and
two good out-houses. The best
equipped cotton ginnery for both
long and short staple cotton in this
whole section; steam evaporating
syrup plant; nice fruit trees and
vineyard; good wells of water, and
everything that goes to make an
ideal home-PERFECTLY HEAL
Such an opportunity presents it
self once in a life time. Come and
see it. Seeing is believing.
Price, as described above, *-20,
000.00, cash or terms.
ED. L. THOMAS,
Valdosta, - - - -
S. H. cfc M. guaranteed taffeta silk
waists on sale at thc
Augusta's Leading Jewelry Store.
UU assortment of Jewelry, cut glass, silver
ware and fine watches is unsurpassed. Many
new and original designs from the lending
manufacturers in the country.
LET US SUPPLE YOUR NEEDS. 'FINE
WATCH REPAIRING ? SPECIALTY
SAT 1 SF ACTION GUA R A N 'J'E E D.
708 Brond ! Street
(Prickly Ash, Poke Root and Potassium.)
. HAKES POSITIVE CURES OF ALL POEMS AND STAGES OP'
Physicians endorse P. P. P. as a splen
did combination, and prescribe it frith
great satisfaction for tho cares of all
forms and stages of Primary, Secondary
and Tertiary Syphilis, SyphiliUo Bheu
matlsm, Scrofulous Ulcers and Bores,
Glandular Swellings, Bheumatism, Kid
nsy Complaints, old Chronic Ulcers that
nave resisted all treatment, Catarrh, Skin
Diseases, Eczema, Chronio Female
Complaints, Mercurial Poison, Tetter,
Scaldhead, et:., etc.
P. P. P. ls a powerful tonio and an
excellent appi?zer, building np the
system rapidly. If you are weale and
feeblo, and fool badly tr? P. P. P., and
yon wiU regain flesh and strength.
Waste of energy and aU diseases resulting
from over taxing the system are cored by
the use of P.P. P.
Ladlee whose systomsaro poisoned and
whoso b Icod i s in an impure conditlondne
to mon B t ruai irregularities are peculiarly
bene?tod by the wonderful tonio and
blood cleansing properties of P. P. P.,
Prickly Ash, Poke Boot asd Potassium,
Sold by ail Druggists.
F. V. LIPPMAN
Savannah, - Ga.
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m U Scteo?!
J Yon have a ?eelino- of secur
1 itv if tnerc are telephones in the community. As a
j means of protection the telephone is of inestima
ble value in rural districts liv widely separated dis
^ tricts. neighbors cnn communicate quickly with
j each oilier and with the nearest town,
?j Under the plan of the Bell System any farmer
can secure telephone service at iow cost.
For information write to nee rest Bell Tele
phone Manager, or address
Farmers' L2ne Dzpzvlmzn?
S0BTSEEN SEIL ?ELEPE?KE M3 TEIECR?FS ?0.
SOUTH PP.YOI? STREET, ATLANTA, GA. <
'I beg to announce that 1 am how associated with
363 S3r?a;2 St., Augusta, tta.
??nd invite all ray friends and acquaintances in Edgeficld and
Saluda counties to write or call on rae when in need of Gro
ceries or stock feed any kind. T will make it tb your interest
to patronize rae.
M. Gary Satcher
Thc Starr Piano Co., are the larg
est manufacturers of strictly high
-grade pianos in the world. Have
eleven acres of floor space in their
factory. Thirty acres in their lum
ber yards. Several millions of feet
of choice piano lumber always on
hand. Over five thousand pianos
aro. under construction at all times.
This company has a large num
ber of medals and other awards for
the highest merit. Took the gold
medal last year at the Seattle Ex
We arc expecting several of
those instruments in this week,
(.all and see them next door to thc
uu= ? _ --ax ? : " : HMM
Next Door to Postoffice
Pur? Breed e^gs'fer hatching, $1.50 fper 15. Your orders
JOHN R. TOMPKINS
WE ARE READY FOR
You and the Boy
For Spring Clothes
Don't forget our ladies Ready-to wear department.
When in Augusta, call herc, leave your packages with us to
send to the train and make our store your headquarters while
in Augusta. Augusta's largest clothing store.
The J. Willie Levy Company
824 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
KEEP OUT THE FLIES
Now is the time to screen your
I house. It may save a doctor bill.
Write for our screen catalogue.
R. J. HORNE & COMPANY
643 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
I /Building material from foundation to roof."
. agi . ? & m ?iWlulfMm
npHEY will not burn. Will r.ot split or curl like wood shingles.
Will not crack and roll off like slate. Will not rip at the seams
like plain tin. Neither will they rattle during high wiud storms.
They never need repairs and last as long as the building. And last
j jf all, they make the handsomest roof and aro not expensive.
TEWART & KERMGHAN,
NOW is THE TIME
To buy a Cole Combination Planter.
Now is the time to apply .Nitrate of
Soda, we have it. Just received a car
of Dried Blood.
We have all the seasonable goods,
such as corn planters, cotton planters,
Guano distributors, and farming im
Iplements generally. We also carry in
stock a general line of hardware.
We solicit your business, drop in and
Stalk the matter with us.
W. W. Adams & Co.
We aie now showing many new spring goods in all de
partments, with others arriving and being displayed daily.
Beautiful assort nent of white madras, white lawn, long
cloth. Nainsook, dimities, checked muslin, linen lawn for
shirtwaists and suits. We are showinp: manv new weaves
in spring s??tings. Large assortment of silks of all colors.
Fuller announcement will ht made later after all of our
J. W. PEAK
Your fertilizers for tins season be sure to
see us. We are handling all the standard
grades, made by several of the leading manu
facturers, and can fill your orders promptly.
We can also supply you with ingredients
for mixing at home any formula you desire,
Here's to a fine crop for Edgefield county
May & Prescott.
I desire to announce to the people of the western side of
the county that I have the largest stock of merchandise that I
have ever carried, and with expenses reduced to a minimum I
eau inabe prices very low-my insurance is elieapj only small
amount for clerk hire and no rent to pay.
Heavy and l aney Groceries, Plantation Sup
plies, Dry goods, Notions, Clothing, shoes, hats
We have a large assortment in every department to select
from. Let us supply your needs. We can save you money
in addition to the time saved in going a greater distance to do
your trading. The ladies are invited to call. All we ask is
for you to see our goods and get our prices. >
Large Stock of Nobby and stylish
Low (mi shoes from the best factor
ies In the Country.
W. E. PRESCOTT,
Modoc, S. C., R. F. D. 1
Students in our Model Office Department earn
money while pursuing their course. We ; uaran?ee
positions because wo have more eilis .cr book
keepers, stenographers, cashiers, eic, than we can
supply. Our work is so thorough und ocr students
so well (rained thai business man seek thom. We
also teach bv nail. ?ic illustrated cai.:!o;ii:c Voe.
Dragon's Practical Business College
Atlanta, i; .. OJ Mstw, (.'.-., cr w!c.n.?gtr? eiy, .Ma., cr Kr.cxv!l!cf Teanf