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r HEART BOWED DOWN.
Story of a Millionaire and His Friend
OF two boys born in a country
town in Iowa one went to Chi
cago and became very rich, and
the other stayed at heme and when he
.was sixty was very poor. The stay
at hpme bad heard of th? success of
his boyhood friend, and he went up to
Chicago to see him one day, thinking
to obtain a loan to tide him over the
winter. He went to the rich man's
office, found hun installed in a magnifi
cent suit and was held np by an of
fice boy in livery.
"Just tell my old friend that Bill,
the friend of his boyhood days, Li
outside and. wants to talk over old
times with him."
Presently the visitor was admitted.
"Howdy, Bill?" said the millionaire.
"I am glad to see you."
They talked for a time, and then the
visitor remarked, . "I near you are
"Yes, I'm pretty rich. And how has
the world treated yon?"
"Oh, I've had a terrible time. I had
a business, but I lost that awhile ago.
You see, my wife's father died, and
her mother, and then we lost our
daughter. Bight on the heels of that
my mother died, and soon after my
father. It was tough."
The millionaire took ont a handker
chief and wiped his eyes. "It cer
tainly was," he commented.
"Yes," continued the visitor, "and
that wasn't the worst of it Early the
next spring my boy, on whom I had
set so many hopes, he died, too, and
then, with all that expense. J lost my
business paying doctors' bills. Then
to close it all up it wasn't six months
before my faithful wife died, and 1
was left alone." ^r
The millionaire was sobbing by this
time. He leaned over and touched,
button on his desk, and a big porter
"Jim," said the millionaire, "throw
this man out. He's breaking' my
heart!"-Saturday Evening Best.
lt Really Happened.
"Jimmy." said the teacher, "what is
the sha'pe of the earth?"
"I dunno, teacher."
"Well, what is the shape of the cuff
buttons your father wears to church
"Dey are square, teacher." '
"How about the ones he wears on
"Dey are round, teacher."
"Well-then, what is the shape of the
"Square on Sundays and .round on
week days." --New Orleans Times
"Look here." said the congruent
"are you going to make any more anti
trust speeches ?" ?
"I may consider it my duty to do
"May be it Is.' But there's something,
wrong with the combination. Every
time you say down with the trusts
some trust says. 'Dp with the price.'
and makes it go through."
Mrs. McCall-How about your serv
ant girl? The last time I saw yon you
complained about her being so very
Mrs. Hiram Offen-Ob, she's pro
Mrs. Hiram Offen-Yes; she's getting
st?ff?&'ius?. .slower.-Catholic Standard
A Dubious Bet.
"I don't believe." observed our wife,
"that Dr. Cook did a bit of good."
"Nonsenser' we exclaimed. "Why.
. "Yes." said the lady.. "But will next
summer's ice bills be any smaller?
And if they're not will you pay the
Her Little Joke.
Lawrence-Beally, it is very interest
ing to see a barn dance. '
Florence (laughing)-I should imagine
so. It must take something like an
earthquake to moke a barn dance,
doesn't lt? - /
"Tomorrow will be my birthday,"
remarked the fair typewriter maid,
"and I'm going to take a day off."
"Huh!" sneered the bookkeeper, who
had loved and lost "Why don't you
take five years off, as you did last time
yon had a birthday?"-Chicago News.
Just a Theory.
Professor-Suppose an Irresistible
force encountered an immovable body,
what would be the result?
Student-I don't know exactly, br.t I
imagine it would be something like
the meering of two rival arctic ex
plorers.-Detroit Free Press.
I represent a,
strong line of Fire In
and can insure your
our patronage will
He A. Smith.
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. Mims on Main
street. First-class teams furnished
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
. .ightSaw, Lathe and ?Shin
gie Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Pbrta
ql? , Steam and Gasoline En
?in?s, Saw Teeth, Files, Bells
md Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
We are justly proud of our stock
of buggies. We carry Columbus.
Babcock, Tyson & Jones, Rock
HilljHackney 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 of our
Ramsey & Jones.
SOUTH GEORGIA FARM
My Country home of 550 Aores
land, rich loam soil, 5 miles south
; of Valdosta, Ga., on G. S. & F.
railroad, half mile from Railroad
Station, with 275 acres in cultiva
' tion all stumped except few recently
j 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, ha j, etc.-will, grow ;
anything. All practically under
The best quail hunting in Geor
gia, also good duck shooting on two jj
natural connecting lakes of about
100 acres supported by springs,
making running . water 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, viz:
One 7-rooin 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. THOMA!
(Prickly Aslf, Poke Boot and Potassium.)
.MAKES SOSTUVE CUBES OF ALI. FOP.1I3 AXD STAGES O? .
Physicians endorse P. P. P. ts a splen
did combination, and proscribo it with
great satisfaction for tho corea of all
forms and stages of Primary, Secondary
and Tertiary Syphilis, Syphilitic Rheu
matism, Scroiulova ulcers and Soros,
Glandular Swellings, Rheumatism, Kid
ney Complaints, old Chronic Ulcers that
CATARRH *a SCROFULA
haya resisted aU treatment, Catarrh, Blriu
Diseases, Zciema, Chronio Female
Complainte, Mercurial Poison, Totter,
Bcaldhoad, ete^ etc <
P. P. P. ls a po-fi-ariul tonio and aa
excellant appiUxer, bunding sp the
system rapidly. If yon ara male and
feeble, and feel badly try P. P. P., and
yon wiU regain flesh and strength.
Wasto of oner?y and aU disoases resulting
from overtaking tho system oro cured bj
the uso of P. P. P.
Ladies whose syetemsarepoisonodand
whoseblood is in an impuro con di tion doo
to menstrual irregularities are peculiarly
benefltcd by the wonderful tonto and
blood cleansing properties of P. P. P*
Prickly Ash, Poke Root and fotasoium.
Sold by all Druggists,
F. V. LfPPMAN
Savannah. - Ca.
Augusta^^ Leading Jewelry Store.
'""?j^ - ? -
|UR assortment cf -Jewelry, cut glass, silver
ware and fine watches is unsurpassed. Many
new and original designs from the leading'
manufneturers in the country.
LET US . SUPPLY YOUR NEEDS. FINE
WATCH REPAIRING A SPEC'A LT Y
' SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
A. J. REN?L,
708 Broad Street
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You h:ive a feeling of secure
ity if there are telephones in the comnumity. As a
means oi protection the telephone is of inestima
ble value in rural districts In widely s ^parated dis
tricts neighbors can communicate quickly with
each other'and with the nearest town.
Under the plan of the Bell System! any farmer
can secure telephone service at iow cost!
For information write to ne?rest! Bell Tele
phone Manager, or address
Farmers' Hine Department
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH C|>.
SOUTH PRYOR STRZET, ATLANTA, GA.
? *\'? Xr?j Mah
m. jj, ffln^tnT^ 7 WW WBU M if ir ?!>"
I beg to announce that I am now associated with
ARRINGTON BROS & CO
863 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
and invite all my friends and acquaintances in Edg'efield and
Saluda counties to wri te or call on rae when in need of Gro
ceries or stock-feed any kind. I will make it to your interest
. to patronize me.
M. Gary Satcher
The 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. r -ty acres in their lum
ber yards, oeveral. millions of feet
?f choice piano lumber always on
hand. Over fiv? thousand pianos
are 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 are expecting several of
these, instruments in this week.
Call and see them next door to the
Nek. Door Lo Postoffice
r=i?' "vy^- ir \ "t <r-Y/% v>v
Pure Breed eggsjfor hatching, $1.50 f per 15. Your cordera |
JOHN R. TOMPKINS
WE ARE READY FOR
You and the Boy
For Spring Clothes
?. D>on't forget our ladies Ready-to wear department,
v When in. Augusta, call here, leave your packager with ns 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.
KIEP OUT THE FLIES
Now is the time to screen your
I 'house. It may save a doctor bill.
I Write for our screen catalogue.
R. J. HORNE & COMPANY
643 Broad Sireet, Augusta, Ga.
/Building material from foundation to roof."
r*T2 ? 1 'MB
ARE FIRE PROOF
'THEY will not burn. Will not split or curl like wood shingles.
x Will not crack and roll off like slate. Will not rip at the seams,
like plain, tin. Neither will they rattle during high wind storms.
They never need repairs and last as long as the building. And last
of all, they make the handsomest roof and are not expensive.
STEWART & KERNAGHAN,
Edgefield S. C.
NOW is THE TIME
To buy a Cole Combination Planter]
Now is the time to apply Nitrate OJ
Soda, we have it. Just received a
of It?ed Blood.
We have all the seasonable goods,
such as cora planters, cotton planters,
Guano1 distributors, and farming im
plements generally. We also carry inf
?stock a general line of hardware.
We solicit youri business, drop in
talk the mat^? wiith us.
M W. Adams & Go.
We aie now showing many new spring goods in 'ail de-j
partments, with others arriving and being displayed daily.
Beautiful assort-nent of \ hite madras, white lawn, long
cloth. Nainsook, dimities, checked muslin', linen lawn for ]
shirtwaists and suits. We are showing many new weaves?
in spring suitings. Large assortment of silk's of all colors.
Fuller announcement will bi made later after all of our
stock arrives ? >
J. W PEAK
Your fertilizers for this season be. sure to
see us. We are handling all the standard
grades, made by several of the leading manu- j
facturers, ind can fill yolir orders promptly.
We can also supply you with ingredients ?
for mixing at home any formula you desire.
Here's to a fine crop for Edg^field;county
May & Prescott
I desire to announce to the people of the western side of
.the county th?t Iihaveth?' largest stock of merchandise that I
have ever carried, and with expenses reduced to a minimum I
:cau mane prices very low-my. insurance is cheap, xnly small
amount for clerk aire andino rent to pay.
Heavy and laney Groceries, Plantation^ Sup??
plies, Dry goods, Notions, Clothing, shoes, hats
We have a large assortment in every department tb 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. AU we ask is
for you to see our goods and get our prices.
Large Stock of Nobby and stylish
Low cut shoes from the best factor
ies in the Country.
W. E. PRESCOTT,
Modoc, S. C., R. Fi D. 1
Students in our Model Office Department earn
money while pursuing their course. We -guarantee
positions because we have more calls for book
keepers, stenographers, cashiers, etc., than we can
supply. Our work is so thorough and our students
sp well trained that business men seek them. We
also teach by mail. Big illustrated catalogue free.