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j The Hindu jugglers and acrobats aro
the most skillful in tbe world. . One of
tba latest stories told of them Is about
a performer who went through many
wonderful feats perched on the top of
a single bamboo stick about fifteen
feet in height The top of the stick
Iwas tied to a girdle around his waist
'and a leg rest was provided by a cush
ion a few feet down the pole. Perch
ed on this slender stick he hopped and
Iflanced about in the liveliest way, ac*
companied br the tapping of a drum.
It would be considered a skillful feat
to walk about with ease on a pair of
stilts fifteen feet in height but this
g??ss--Hindu showed ?"marvelous power of
equilibrium on a-single stick. He did
other things even more wonderful. For
example, be balanced a light stick on
his nose and a heavy one on his chin
and then threw the heavy one into the
ali* with, his head and caught it on the
end of a light one. While balancings
the two sticks thus, end on enj?V ne
made .one revolve in one direcci?n and
the-bth?r in the opposite direction.
j "Grey" and "Gray."
What Is the difference, If any, be
tween "grey" and "gray," aside from
the matter of spelling?
The editor of the Oxford Dictionary
some years ago made extended inquiry
as to usage and found that opinions lo
London varied. Replies to his ques
tions showed that in Great Britain the
form grey is the more frequent in use,
despite tlte authority of Dr. Johnson
and later lexicographers, who give the
preference to gray. Many correspond
ents said that they used the two forms
with a diff?rence of meaning or appli
cation, the distinction most generally
recognized being that grey denotes a
more delicate or lighter tint than gray.
Others considered the difference to be
that gray is a warmer color or that it
has a mixture of red or brown. An
other group held that grey has more of
sentiment gray more of color, which
may mean that grey is a suggestion
rather than a positive outline.-New j
' The Invitation list of the governor
general of Canada is made out strictly
in accordance with precedent but i3
not kept np to date always, the aid
(who has to send the Invitations out
generally an Englishman or a Scotch
man-not always being au courant
.with changes on the Hst The late Sir
?Antoine Dorion, chief justice of Que
bec, was once Invited to some func
tion, as was proper, but Lady Dorion,
who was dead, was Invited likewise.
Sir Antoine accepted for himself, but
declined for her ladyship, on the
ground that she was In the cemetery.
|The next year, however, the same mis
take was made, so the old judge wrote
back to the aid-de-camp In waiting:
: "Sir Antoine Dorion accepts, etc.,
but, her ladyship- being still in St
?Anne's cemetery, Slr Antoine is com
pelled again to decline the invitation
A New Game.
William is the only son of a pious j
minister, and, though he is only three t
and a half years of age, his father ,
-?. ucau uuppea
is hands in apparent reverence.
His sister, secretly pleased with her
'success, stole a glance at him, when,
to the consternation of tbe family, ha
sprang np, shouting gleefully:
"Ob, Sis, you're it I I saw you peep I"
-Woman's Home Companion.
Barred Them Ou?.
A proprietor of a cotton mill in Eng
land who is something of a philoso
pher posted up on the factory gates
the following notice:
! "No cigars or good looking men ad
j When asked for an explanation he
said: "I'll tell you. The one will set
a flame agoing among my cottons and
ithe other among the girls. I won't ad
mit such inflammable and dangerous
things into my establishment at any
The Ink That Homer Used.
I Ink of various hues was used by the
ancient Romans, that of a purple tint
being considered the exclusive fluid
for the execution of all royal writings,
as It was distinct* ery ^Jto royal color.
It is said that Homer's works were
written In letters of gold on a roll 120
feet in length, formed of the Intestines
of seroents, but we are left in Igno
rance as to the method of preparing
Trying to Prove lt.
: Angry Father-Great Scott! What
are you doing, Johnny? Why, con
found It you've got my new watch all
to pieces! Johnny-Yes, dad. Teach
er told us today that a good watch
ought to have at least 170 parts, so I
thought I'd see if yours was a good
j Preparing Her.
"I hope madame is not supersti
j "No, my girl. Why?"
; "Because I hare just broken the large
mirror hi the parlor."-Paris Rire.
i Success doesn't "happen.** It ls or
ganized, pre-empted, captured, by con
secrated common sense.-F. E. WU*
Ye farmers, come to us for your
farm wagons. Our "Old Hickory,"
"White Hickory" and Hackney
wagons are known throughout the
length and breadth of the county.
They have been tested for years
upon Edgefield's rough roads.
Fresh breakfast bacon at 16-2-3cts.
May & Prescott.
He Waa Too Enthusiastic.
Hank Dobbs was noted as an "hon
est" horse trader. He would not lie
about a horse. He would merely sup
press the truth. Incidentally he always
beat the customer who dealt with him.
The way he could slur over the de
fects and buzz about the virtues of an
animal amounted to genius.
Once Hank was trying to sell a
neighbor a horse that had an eye
which was nearly sightless. The
neighbor knew Hank would not lie
outright to him, so he questioned the
horse trader as to the various points
of the brute.
"How about his eyesight? Can he
see out of both eyes?"
"Sure," said Hank. "He'? got good
eyes." Here he leaned forward, his
eyes fairly scintillating with sup
pressed honpatJ. "One eye is particu
Hank's enthusiasm for the truth had
carried him too far. The deal was off.
?-Tulsa (Okla.) Post
French theater managers In tho
eighteenth century had worse evils
than picture hats to contend against
Marie Antoinette, who was shogt, even
according to French standards, set the
fashion of high coiffures and ultra
fashionable women prided themselves
on measuring four feet from their
chins to the tons of their heads. These
structures took about six hours to
erect, the hairdresser mounting a lad
der in the process. Some coiffures
were almost as broad as they were
long, with wings sticking out about
eight inches on each side of the head.
For the "frigate" coiffure the hair was
rippled in a huge pile to represent
the waves of an angry sea and sur
mounted by a fully rigged ship. As a
consequence of these monstrosities,
iisturbances in theaters occurred al
most daily until an ordinance was is
sued against the admission of women
with high coiffures to the floor of the
Three Curious Bells.
There Is a curious legend connected
?vith the bells of Messingham church.
lt is said that a long, long time ago a
iraveler was passing through Messlng
aam when he noticed three men sitting
m a stile in the churchyard and say
ing, "Come to church, Thompson; come
to church, Brown," and BO on. Being
pery much surprised, he asked what it
meant and was told that, having no
jells, they called folks to church in
:his way. The traveler remarked that
t was a pity so fine a church should
J9 without bells and at the same time
isked the men if they could make
:hree for the church, promising to pay
tor them himself. They undertook to
Jo this. They were respectively a
iinker, a carpenter and a shoemaker.
Jvhen next the traveler passed that
tvay he found the three men ringing
:hree bells which said, "Ting, tong,
Muff," being made respectively of tin,
ivood and leather 1-London Tit-Bits.
Calling on Tennyson.
A young American girl, who with
1er mother had called at Farringford
o see the famous poet Tennyson, but
WAO rt ni- -J
"Alfred," said she as the two looked
ip, startled, "these strangers came
from a far country to see the lion of
Freshwater, and behold-a bear I"
Tennyson burst out laughing and be
came amiable at once.
Taking a Chance.
The mistress was giving Harriet the
benefit of her advice and counsel
touching a momentous step the latter
"Of course, ECarriet," said the lady
>f the house, "if you intend to get
married that's your own business, but
rou mustn't forget that marriage is a
rery serious matter."
"Yis, mum," said Harriet; Hyis,
mum, I know 'tis sometimes, mum.
But, mum, maybe I'll have better luck
?Jxan you did, mum."-Brooklyn Life.
The little girl had come home from
ichool and was telling the family about
i certain stout man that had lectured
to them In the morning. When
: brough her father said:
"What nationality was the man,
"Broken English," she replied.-Ex
Friend-Now that you have been
married some time, old friend, tell me
frankly your opinion on the marriage
state. Much Married Man (to his
(?Ife)-Just go outside, my dear, will
He-I wonder what your father will
jay when I ask him for your hand.
3he-Don't worry about that, dear.
Se rehearsed it with me this morning,
md he does it beautifully.
Knicker-Where was Jones going
when arrested for speeding? Bocker
To deliver a speech on thc extrava
gance of automobiles.-New York Sun.
Children think not of the past nor of
what Is to come, but enjoy the present
lime, which few of us do.-La Bra
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md Building purposes-any quan
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Notice of Change of Schedule.
Train No. 209 for all points
8:10 a. m.
231 for Aiken and all
10:05 a. m.
229 for Aiken and all
1:30 p. ra.
207 for all points
6:50 p. m.
Train No. 208 from all points
south 9:00 a. m.
Train No. 230 from all points
north 11:00 a. m.
Train No. 210 from Aiken 1 p.m
Train No. 230 from all points
south . . 4:40 p. m.
Train No. 206 from all points
north 7:40 p. m.
MailB are closed 30 minutes in
advance of departure of trains.
W. H. Brun son, P. M.
An Old Alarm Clock.
At Scbramberg. lu the Black forest,
there is a respectable alarm clock that
warned sleepers lt was time to get up
when Charles I. was king of England.
This was made in 1080, and lt is deem
ed a remarkable piece of workman
ship. In form lt resembles a lantern
wherein is a lighted candle, the wick
of which is automatically clipped ev
ery minute by a pair of scissors. Tb
candle is slowly pushed upward by
spring, which also controls the mee
anism of the clock, and at the requir
hour of waking an alarm is sound
and at the same time the mova
sides of the lantern fall, and the rr
is flooded with light.
A Spurned Gift.
A charity expert was discussing
"Promiscuous giving," he said, "is
money thrown away. Nothing should
be given to beggars except work. A
friend of mine said the other day to a
"I can't give you any money, my
poor fellow, but if you call at my
house I'll give you plenty of work.'
*' Thanks,' the beggar answered. Tve
got plenty of that at home.' "
"On what grounds do you desire to
withdraw the plea of *not guilty?"'
"On the simple ground that we are.
guilty. However, we must call the at
tention of your honor to the regret
table fact that the statute of limi
tations lets us out. Too bad we were
not asked about this matter earlier."
Tho Very Good Man.
"He's forever prating about what his
conscience tells him. What does his
conscience tell him. anyway?"
"It usually tells him apparently
what awful sinners his neighbors are."
Keeps Him Busy.
The Skeptical Aunt-What does he
do, Dolly, for a living? Dolly (greatly
BorDrisprtw-xa.hu ??? **?-? -
in a shady business. Myer-You don't
sayl Gyer- Tea; he's putting up awn
Plantation For Sale.
I desire to sell my farm four
miles from Edgefield, known as
the Harrison place, adjoining lands
of the Carroll Rainsford estate and
Mrs. Kate D. Butler. The place
contains 270 acres; two horse farm
open; two good buildings-one a
five room house. Apply to
Mrs. W. D. Jennings,
We have just replenished our
stock of school books and can fur
nish any kind that is used in the
schools of the county. Let us supply
you with what you need.
Penn & Holstein.
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&th anniversary of the founding of the great con
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