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Whore Money Buys Life.
The rich Chinaman if condemned to
death easily procures a substitute.
_ Some poor wretch, without money to
soc ?ire his spirits from becoming wan
dering devils, with the price of his mis
erable life can purchase proper caro
for his spirit Anything, in fact, can
be done if you have the morey. It is
this belief that causes the Chinaman to
commit suicide by taking his life on the
premises of his enemy to take venge
ance on him. His spirit, he believes.
Will forever haunt him. There is an
other reason also. He knows that as
sure as fate the officials will under
such circumstances come down upon
his enemy and strip him of everything.
Poor Chinese have been known to sell
everything they possessed, tear down
their houses to sell the timber, sell or
rent out their wives and children and
even sell themselves to procure money
for the proper rites for the psace and
comfort of the ancestral spirits. One
thing alone a Chinese will not do
namely, sacrifice his son.-Kenneth F.
Junior, M. D., in National Geographic
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Henry Smith,
formerly commissioner of the city of
London police, tells an amusing story
In his book of reminiscences. .
Earl Grey once complimented " Sir
Henry Smith on some of his testimo- .
niais. .. . . . .
"I say, my dear> fellow,"'he remark
ed on coming to'a f?ost elaborate one,
"this ls the best testimonial I ever
read in my life."
"? am very pleased, Indeed, to hear
your 'opiplon of it," Sir Henry replied,
"for ^ wrote -itomyself."
"What's that you're saying? What
do you ?mean?" asked Earl Grey in as
"This is .r?hat I mean," Sir Henry
answered. "If a maa has not intel
lect enough tb write a testimonial in
his own. favor and energy enough to
stand over a friend till he. signs It he's
noe lit for the position I aspire to."
? Pretty Busy Man.
When a man's business prohibits his
caring for the chickens, when his .af
fairs become so important that he cap
no -longer shake down the. furnace,
help, . dress on? of the children or
tinker about the place with a hammer
and saw, tien that man's busies had
better be put into the hands of a re
. ceiver temporarily; his books do not
? balance, says Dallas Lore Shan' hi the
Atlantic. I know of a college presi
dent who used to bind (he may still)
a cold compress about his head at
times and, lying prone upon the floor,
have two readers, one for each ear,
. read simultaneously to him different
theses, so great was the work he had
. to do, so fierce his fight for time-time
to lecture to women's clubs and to
write his epoch making books.
Oh, the multitude of epoch making
Hugo's Practical Side.
It. may not be generally known that
[Victor Hugo used to draft the adver
tisements of his own books, instead of
' leaving the task to his publishers. His
correspondence with his Belgian pub
lishers gives the following example of
the great novelist's advertising style:
"After the middle fges, the present
time: Such is the subject of Victor
Hugo's double study. What he did
for Gothic art in "Notre Pame de Paris'
that he has done for the modern world
In "Les Miserables.' The two books
figure in his scheme of work as two
mirrors reflecting tte whole human
life." An encouraging example to
those young authors who cannot make
np their minds how much modesty Is
enjoined by the best literary tradi
Why They Got the Freedom of the City
Extracts from old records, showing
how people had earned the honor in
former days, were read at Canterbury
by Alderman Mason when the mayor
-and ex-mayor were granted the free
dom of the city. One citizen received
the freedonvfor "undertaking to serve
as cook at every mayor's Michaelmas
feast," another "because he cured
Nicholas Johnson's leg" ?and a third
"because he married a widow with a
large family."-Pall Mall Gazette.
Many Sided Kicks of the Camel.
A camel's hind legs will reach any
where-over his head, round his chest
and on to his hump. Even when lying
down . an evil disposed animal will
ehoot out his legs and bring you to a
sitting posture If he wants to. Com
pared with a camel, a mule ls really a
most considerate kicker, so ly ware
when the camel looks as if he ls going
io kick.-New York World.
The Logical Result.
"What's the matter with your pa
tient, doctor?" asked a visitor in a hos
pital as he saw the surgeon bend over
the remnants of a man.
"He got in the way of a speeding
motorcar," replied the doctor, "and
now is suffering from that rundown
A Wrong Impression.
"PIttson always seems to carry him
self with great dignity. What has he
ever done that he should hold his head
"Nothing. He is merely trying to
live up to his wife's hats."-Chicago
Before and After.
Pendleton-What are the two great
est wishes'of a medical student? Kef er
-Give it up. What are they? Pendle
ton-To put "Dr." before his own name
?fed "Dr." after the names of other
[ Trouble teaches men how much
fthere ls in manhood.-Beecher.
Succeed when- everything else fails.
In nervous prostration and female
weaknesses they are the supreme
remedy, as thousands have testified.
FOR KIDNEY, LIVER AND
it is the best medicine, ever sold
over a druggist's counter.
Ready For Cjb.$jstrnas
I desire to announce, especially to the people of the western portion of
the countyl that I have made very large purchases for the Christmas
trade, and am prepared to supply their wants. Large assortment of
toys, dolls, fireworks of all kinds, both plain and fancy candy, nuts,
raisins, fruits of all kinds. My prices are very reasonable. Call and
inspect my stock.
We are also stocked with drjr goods, shoes, and notions. Just re
ceived a large shipment of heavy groceries. Santa Clans will make our
W. E. PRESCOTT
R. P. M No. 1, Modoc S. C.
C. W. Watson
Staple and faacy groceries, notions, fireworks, Christmas con
fectioneries, nuts and fruits of all kinds. You will always find
our prices as-low as the lowest. We bid for a share of your trade
Call oj?us we can save you money. All we ask is a trial and we
are confident that you will b?come one of our regular customers.
Opposite Cotton Mill Office
?dgefield, S. C.
Fine Pianos Reduced $100
A_ Quarter of a_ Cenitury of "Knowing How"
The delightful tone of Farrand Pianos has spread their fame
throughout America and England. 25 years of "ELnowing How"
mixed with expert workmanship and the finest materials, has
made the 1910 "FARRAND" Model the ideal ofiPiano Perfection
The Construction and Materials
From far-away Germany are imported the most expensive
Felts and Wires-for the Germans are Past-masters in the sci
entific manufacture ot these materials which are to the highest
degree essential to the flexible responsiveness of action and
the superlative tone of high class pianos-giving these instru
ments a mechanical strengh that makes frequent
tuning unnecessary. Their structural beauty is an
The Guarantee, Free Tuning and
Free Fire Insurance
As representatives of the FARRAND factory,
we are authorized to, and DO warrant its 1910.
Model Pianos for a term of 10 years. This guar
antee, backed by a concern worth millions of
dollars, is your absolute surety of satisfaction.
Also for a period of two years from the time
you receive it, we will keep the piano in tune, m
and insure it ag^nst fire at OUR expense.
Price and Terms
THE FARRAND COMPANY has, asa fitting occasion to Inaugurate
a great special sale, instructed us to sell to the people In this terri
tory, upon this the 25th anniversary of the founding of the great con
cern, loo of their 1910 Model $400 Upright Pianos ior $300 which ls an
absolute reducticnofsiooeach. The remarkable offer holds good only
tUl 100 Instruments have been sold; then the price will go back to 1400.
It ls an opportunity of a lifetime to get a fine plano at three hundred
dollars, and one hundred shrewd householders wUl take advantage of lt.
Act quickly-be one of the hundred.
During this great sale, wewUl furnish, without cost, a fine scarf, a
nice stool and an Instruction book, with each plano. We are in a posi
tion to sell these pianos on easy terms, if preferred to a cash trans
Information for Out-of-town Buyers
If you cannot come to Greenwood, we shall be glad to select one of
these splendid pianos and ship lt to you. Write us for further Informa
tion. Your inquiry will be answered with a personal letter by a mem
ber of this firm, giving you full descriptions Including a paper pattern
3howlng exact floor space required, and naming very attractive plana
tor periodical payments. Write un TO-DAY-a postal will do.
HOLLAND BROS., Greenwood, S. C.
Plantation For Sale.
I desire to'sell my farm four
miles from Edgefield, known a8
the~Harrison place, adjoining lands
if the Carroll Rainsford estate and
Mrs. Kate D. Butler. The place
contains 270 acres; two horse farm
open; two good buildings-one a
ve room house. Apply to
Mrs. W. D. Jennings,
Lime For Sale: Just received
large shipment of lime. Let us sup- j
ply your needs for lime for Sanitary
and Building purposes-any quan
tity from a peck to a hundred bar
. Adams Warehouse Company.
When you are needing job print
ing of any kind send your orders to
The Advertiser job office. Satisfac
tion guaranteed on every job.
Big Stock off Hardware
We have a very large stock of hardware. Agricultural implements, builders' supplies
and house furnishings of all kinds. We pan supply your needs in any department, f
we haven't got what you want we will order it for you. Do you use the celebrated Keen
Kutter Cutlery, carpenters' tools, etc.? It,s the best on the market. We present cuts
of a few lines, giving prices;
50c to $1.00
$1.25 to $3.50
50c to $1.00
$2.00 to $8.00
We ean supply you with carriage heaters. Farmers ean
rely upon us for the latest improved implements at reason
A shipment of Bieyeles jnst reeeived
Stewart & Kernaghan,
Parker Building, Edgefield, S. C.
We have never been in better condition for serving our patrons. Our
stock of buggies1 wagons, surries, furniture and house furnishings is
complete in every department. We want every farmer in Edgefield
County to try a Studebaker wagon. They set the standard. We carry
a large stock of Brockway, Sommers and Columbia Buggies. We have
all grades, steel tires, rubber tires, Runabouts stick seat and body. Call
and let us show you through our stock. OUR stock of BUGGY and
wagon harness,, single and double, is complete For saddles and lap
robes come to see US
Rugs, Art, Mattings, window shades, in fact we are showing
EVERYTHING that benefits the home
Our stock was never more complete. Brass and Enameled beds,
suits, wardrobes, china closets, dining tables, center tables, rock
ers, bed lounges, springs, etc.
The holiday season is on and we invite the ladies as well as the
men to call and look through our large stock. We can supply
their needs. Many suitable Christmas gifts in our store.
G. P. COBB
JOHNSTON, S. C.