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A TRUE STO:
By Col H. C. Whitl
HE sympathy of
the public is usu
ally bestowed up
on the weaker sex,
I although Heaven
knows it is a mis-?
take to suppose
that the weakness
of humanity is con
fined to woman
alone. Certainly in
"matters of love and
, sacrifice she often
times proves her
- BB self the stronger,
and in criminal ways her powers of
invention have many times reached
? the acm? of perfection^ The subtle
devices resorted to by-women for pull
?gjag the wool over the eyes of the offi
cers of the law are frequently more
?misleading and difficult to penetrate
f'' tlian the most scientific roguery. plan
3i<?d by men.
The several novel expedients resort
ed to by the Widow Wood, better
lniown ia police circles as "The
"Nanghty Little Milliner," for throw
ing dust Into the eyes of the detec
tives, ls Indeed a marvelous exempli
fication of female Ingenuity.
.; It was along in the early seventies
' when it became known that there was
, : circulating about New Orleans a dan
gerous, counterfeit five dollar treasury
note, likewise a pretty good imitation
^Iw?Iy^r half dollars. A numbe:: of
. these bad five dollar bills were re
ceived at the banks and might have
passed along undetected had not one.
of the bankers, more discerning than
. the others, made the discovery that
these' notes were counterfeit, though
they were well calculated to deceive
- the average tradesman. The bogus
half dollars had been ccined with steel
dies-and were exact fassimiles of the
genuine,in all except the metal they
contained. They passed readily among
?the foreigners,, especially about the^
... '-French market *
Operator James Fitzpatrick, who
was at that time in charge of govern
ment secret service affairs in New Or
. . leans, began an investigation for the
pu;rpo3e of ferreting out the source of
this bad money. After weeks of anx
ious watching it "was learned that a
- "young girl 'who' daily visited the
French market for the purpose of
utiyihg family provisions had, as regu
Bjfiarly. as she-came, lef: a bogus half
?wollar. She wore z tattered dress and
?fffhere was a sorrov;ful expression set
tled about her pallid yet interesting
features. It "was the gentle and de
jected expression pf her countenance
that 'first-"attracted the attenttjn of
Officer Fitzpatrick. The Gascorjand
never made a cnrflpTalnt in regard to
: the bad money, as they Could readily
pass it off on' one another or at the
. coffee houses along the river front.
Following the girl one day the of
ficer traced her to a little variety
store on St. Joseph street, near the
corner of^ Tchoupitoulas street. After
.a short time had elapsed the girl
came,out of the shop. She was now
attired in somewhat above the com
mon garb. Unobserved by her, the
officer watched her movements until
she finally went into a small grocery
store. When she came out she car
? ried a package. , It was plain that she
had made a purchase. When the girl
"was well out of sight the detective
stepped into the little store and re
quested the Creole boy in attendance
to let him see the money that he had
received from the girl that had just
left the place. It was a new flve
dollar note that th? boy handed out
Looking lt over carefully it was found
to be one of the bogus kind.
Tho officer made a plausible ex
planation that he thought sufficient to
satisfy the curiosity of the boy, and
waa now quite certain that he was on
the track of the source of the counter
feits and that the occupants of the lit
. tie variety store were the distributors
of the bogus stuff.
Opposite the variety store across
the. street was the sign "Furnished
Rooms to Rent," and .Fitzpatrick was
-fortunate enough to be able to hire a
front room where he could sit at the
window and 1 watch the suspected
place. In the course of time he learned
that the. occupants were mother and
daughter. /The mother was a widow,
quite pretty, about thirty years of
age. Her daughter was not more than
twelve or fourteen.. As the wheels *o?
time rolled on it was learned further
that the husband had died but a short
time before and that the family had
entombed in New Orleans. It was
likewise discovered that the little
store was a resort for: persons who
would bear watching. The officer no
ticed that the woman who was the oc
cupant occasionally left this place of
business carrying a basket on her
arm and that she was always looking
over her shoulder and peering about
as if she suspected she was being
watched. 1 Tracking her one day, she
led, the way to the .St..Lu wis cemetery
on Basin street. Aiproaching a
tomb, she knelt down before it and
oowed her head as if engaged in
prayer. Leaning against a tomb near
by was a well-dressed mun apparently
waiting ipr some one. As the detec
tive carelessly sauntered along he
drew near the stranger, and as he did
Sham Battle and Strategy Were
Favorite Diversions cf Famous
Tecumseh seems to have had a pas
er; for war. His pastimes, like those
! Napoleon, were generally in the
ham battle field. He was the leader
his companions in all of their
>rts, and was accustSbied to divide
hem in parties, one of which he al
headed, for the purpose- of fight
RY OF THE SECI
ey, Former Chief Un&d S
SQ he ?aw a sign sl.ot recognition be
tween the man and the woman. The
latter, having completed her seeming
errand of love, peered cautiously
around for a moment and ret.' 3d from
the,cemetery. The detective thought
she might have come there to meet
this man, but had been foiled in her
intentions by the appearance of a
It ( was Sunday that the occurrence
described took place. On the same
day of the week following the detec
tive, disguised as a decrepit old man
apparently almost blind, went into the
cemeter/ early and took a seat beside
a tomb not far from the one upon
which the woman had placed the flow
ers the Sunday before. It was nearly
|. noon-day when the suspected woman
with her basket upon her arm came
in. The basket was filled with flow
ers as before. She was dressed in
deep mourning and seemingly bent on
a sorrowful errand. This time she
did not kneel, but sat ?own beside the
tomb and bowed tier head as if in con
templation. After a short time the
stranger of the week previous entered
the cemetery and approached the Bor
rowing'woman by a circuitous route.
Neither of these persons seemed to
take any notice of the old man lean
lng upon the nearby tomb. The
stranger and woman met and engaged
in conversation. They were partially
concealed from tie view of the old
man, who now straightened up and
hobbled towards them, upon which the
stranger suddenly bolted over an ad
joining tomb and took to his heels
The disguised officer rushed up to the
widow and demanded to see what she
carried in her basket. Upon an. ex
amination it was found to contain a
set of dies for coining imitation sliver
The woman was arrested. Her lit
tle store was searched, but nothing of
an incriminating nature' was found
i there. The woman said her name was
Wood, and that her husband had died
but a short time before. She had
since his death regularly visited the
cemetery every Sunday foij the pur
pose of decorating his tomb. ' She had
a young daughter to support and had
been sorely pressed for money. The
dies which she carried in her basket
had been left with her by a man who
asked her to sell them for him. On
second thought she had resolved not
to comply with his request as she
feared Buch an act might be wrong.
She had gone to the cemetery that
day for the purpose of returning them.
/Her explanation was not altogether
satisfactory to the mind of Fitzpatrick.
The Widow Wood, notwithstanding
placed upon trial charged with having
counterfeit dies in her possession.
There was no question In regard to
tho possession of these dies-but did
she have knowledge of their nature,
or was she a victim of a cunningly
devised scheme of a person who was
seeking to dispose of them.
^There were at that time existing in
New Orleans as in. other cities at
least two classes of persons subject to
sit on juries. On the one hand there
was'the fellow with tbe dark brow,
who thought there was no great harm
in passing counterfeit money. On the
other, there was the man who would
scorn to commit a crime himself or
have a neighborly feeling for any per
son engaged in swindling the public.
yet whose sympathy might get the
best of him when called upon to sit
upon a Jury and try a woman for an
The Widow Wood told a lame story
in regard to the counterfeit dies, but
the tale of her struggles to maintain
herself and keep her head above
water was touching in the extreme.
It brought sympathetic tears to the
eyes of the warm-hearted and chival
rous southerners. They could not
think of convlefing her.
One evening a few months subse
quent to the widow's honorable ex
oneration, a good-natured gentleman,
a member of the jury that had ac
quitted her, was on his way to his
"Yes, Madam, at your service," re
sponded the gentleman gallantly,
home from his office on Carrondolette
street He suddenly felt his coat
skirt pulled. Turning around he was
not a little astonished to find himself
confronted by a prepossessing wom
an whom ?he could not remember ever
having seen before.
"Are you Mr. ?happela?" she asked
in a sweet voice.
Without further ceremony she In
troduced herself as Mrs. Wood, the
lady who had been falsely accused by
a United States detective. She said
she had approached him-because she
had learned that he was a benefactor
to the worthy poor and that she now
stood sadly in need of assistance. Her
story was that she and her daughter
of tender age had been keeping a
small variety store and had become
heavily involved in debt.* Through
humiliation and want she had man
aged to struggle along and eke out
an existence. An attachment had now
been issued and a keeper put in her
little store. Tears glistened in her
beautiful brown eyes as she narrated
her pitiful tale. She had $10,000,000
that would soon cone to her from her I J
father's estate and if she could 11
lng mimic battles, in which he usual- 1
ly distinguished himself by his actlv- 1
ity, strength and skill. His dexterity !
in the use of the bow and arrow ex- 5
celled that of all the other Indian '
boys of his tribe, by whom he was j
loved and respected, and over whom '
he exercised * unbounded influence. 1
He was generally surrounded by a set (
of companions who were ready to 1
stand or fall by his side. <
tates Secret Service
only stare off the trouble for a
short time-. ..
The^good hearted southerner's sym
pathy ^as not confined to words
alone. He went at once to her little
store and paid the $300 demanded by
the keeper and left her $100 besides
to relieve her immediate wants.
It was only a few days following
this when Detective Fitzpatrick con
cluded to enter. the ?Widow Woods'
place of business and make a thor
ough search. He had obtained some
new evidence in regard to her deal
ing with "queer" money.
When he entered the suspected
place he discovered that it was nearly
empty. Everything of value had been
removed. A number of cheap arti
ficial flowers, bits of worn ribbon and
lace and empty bandboxes constituted
the stock. It was all appearance and
no value. The little room in the rear
of the place had been the Madam's
living quarters; it also was empty ex
cept a few tattered garments strewn
What puzzled the detective most
was to account for the removal of the
goods without attracting his attention.
The movements of the woman had
been carefully watched!, and the de
tective had recognized the Carrocdo
lette street broker as he visited the
widow's store, and tho exit shortly
after of-a man very much resembling
the stranger who had met the Widow
Wood in the cemetery on the occasion
of ber arrest. It f nally came to light
hat the broker had been done out of j
our hundred dollars b]' the widow I
vho had planned the "keeper" scheme
vith a confederate.
After diligent search about the city
he detectives were unable to learn
he whereabouts of the widow, who
lad skipped out for parts unknown.
Detective Fitzpatrick was fortunate
mough to secure a photograph of her,
ind ? number of copies of it were
nade and forwarded to the branches
>f the secret service in the various
:lties of the country.
She was first recognized in Cincln
lat! where she had offered a Ave-dol
ar counterfeit bill. When arrested
md searched, no other bad money
vas founa upon her person, and she
vas released for the want of sufficient
A secret service officer carrying
he widow's photograph was sure he
lad met her while on bis .way from
Svashington to New York. He was
lot quite certain, but was sure enough
;o attempt to. #ollow her, for the pur
pose of learning her location. She
probably "tumbled" to the detective
?hile he was eyeing her intently. She
lld not affect to notice him, but man
aged, however, to give him the slip.
Just before the train arrived at Jer
sey City, the suspected woman got
ip from her seat and stepped into the
ladies retiring room at the front end.
The detective was keeping his eagle
aye on this place when the passen
gers in front of him arose to leave
the car. He worked his way as rap
idly as possible towards the front exit,
and rushing to the ferry landing, he
took a position where he could care
fully view the face of every woman
antering the ferry boat. Not seeing
Lhe suspected woman he was the first
to spring ashore on the -New York j
5Ide where he again scanned'the faces
af the women as they paused. He was
disappointed and ready to kick him
self when he realized how .neatly he
had been done for.
New York city affords one of the
Sest covers for all clases of criminals.
Here the thief mixes with the throng
?nd passes along unnoticed. It was a
It is stated that the first battle in
ffhich he was engaged occurred on
Vlad River, near where Dayton stands,
setween a party of Kentuckians, com
nanded by Col. Benjamin Logan, and
sowe Shawnees. At this time Tecum
seh was very young and joined the
expedition under the care of his broth
?r, who was wounded at the first fire,
it is related by some Indian chiefs
that Tecumseh, at the commencement
}f the action, became frightened and
ran. This may be true, but it ls the
Duly instance In which he is known to
year or more after the occurrence of
the Incident just related, when the
same detective while rambling about
the city chanced to meet a well
dressed woman who bore a marked
resemblance to the1 little milliner. She
turned her head and gave him a side
glance as be passed. He kept along
at a considerable distance and turned
just in time to catch Bight of her as
she stepped into Johnson's millinery
establishment Taking up a position
at a point diagonally across the street,
and sheltering himself a, little in a
doorway, he was enabled to distin
guish persons as they passed in and
out of tbe sbop. While he stood
watching, a bright looking boy came
along with a bundle of newspapers
under his arm. The detective called
him up and bargained with him to
do a little "piping" for him. When
the suspected woman came out of the
millinery store she was pointed out
to the boy who was told to follow her
and, if possible, trace her to her
home. The boy was promised $5 for
the job if his information proved to
be correct, and he was to meet the
officer later and report When the
boy came back to the officer he had
followed the woman to a little shop
on Ninth avenue. He said she went
in and took off her bonnet as though
she belonged there. ?
The detective reported meeting the
woman who had so nicely escaped
him and had located her in a small
store on Ninth aven no where there
hung over the door a sign that read
"Fin6 Millinery Work Done Here."
It was quite reasonable to believe
that the woman w?as none other than
the naughty little milliner from New
Orleans and that she was' then doing
business in New York. Officer Fitz-,
patrick of New Orleans was the only
detective on the force that could pos
itively identify her, but it wouldn't
do to bring him for that purpose as
she would be sure to see him first,
and having been put upon her-guard
she might fly away.
The idea was to plan a ruse for the
purpose of capturing her with* evi
dence to convict For this. purpose
it was necessary to bring a new man
into the field, and I chose an elderly
gentleman who was then employed.
He was a countryman born, and did
not have to act the part as it was
perfectly natural to him. He ap
peared simple in his ways, but was in
reality remarkably shrewd. The little
milliner might have been surprised
one-morning to receive a visit from
a country dressed, old gentleman, and
she blinked her large brown eyes as
he entered nee little, shop. But her
lips resumed a business smile as she
said, "Be seated, slr."
The room was neatly furnished,
and there was a display of ready
made bonnets, flowers, etc. The door
of her little trimming roo?n in the rear
stood open, and it was plainly seen
that the floor was littered with bits
of ribbon, clippings of velvet and
small remnants of silk and lace. The
old gentleman smiled pleasantly; the
woman gracefully sank into her chair.
She folded] her hands in her lap and
inclined her head coquettishly to one
side and looked like a polite inter
rogation point The old gentleman
explained that his' daughter who lived
over in Jersey had asked him to pur
chase a nice bonnet for uer, and as
he passed along the sidewalk he had
read her sign and just stepped in. He
told her that the novelty of a bonnet
making concern had always attracted
his attention and that he would like
to talk with her about her kind of
"Of course I will tell you all about
it," she said good humoredly. "I guess
you will get tired of listening before
I get through."
She was a good talker and appeared
to be a woman of refinement and edu
cation as she prattled along. She
said she had once been rich but had
been unfortunate; her husband had
died from disease and a young and
only daughter had been killed in a
railroad accident. As she talked
glibly she was all the while exhibiting
her stock in trade.
"Here," said she, "ls a lovely bonnet
that I trimmed for a rich lady, but lt
has not been called for. A fine look
have shrunk from danger, or to lose
that presence of mind for which he
was afterward remarkably distin
It is recorded that when Tecumseh
was notified to move his band of In
dians outside the government land,
specified In the treaty of Greenville,
."These lands are ours; none has a
right to move us because we were
the first owners; the Great Spirit
above has appointed this place for us,
on which to light our fires, and here
lng lady came in hero one day and
tried on my bonnets; she wanted a
nice one but I could not flt her. She
said she lived somewhere in the sub
urbs and she was in a great hurry.
She finally picked out one and said it
would do well enough for size, but she
wanted lt trimmed differently. I have
made the alterations as she described
but have not seen ber since. I have
made bonnets for a number of wealthy
people. Some of my customers ride
in their carriages within a block of
my store and walk the rest of the
way, as lt would not do for them to
be seen In a little store like this. They
have recognized the fact that I make
the swellest bonnets and sell them at
about half the price asked In the large
"Well, I declare," said the old gen
tleman; "that is about the kind of a
bonnet I want" . .
"I thought you would fall Inf love
with it," said the little milliner, "as
lt ls beautiful. The woman hasn't
called for it, yet even If I thought she
-vould, I will sell it inasmuch as it fe
going out of town and I can make her
another just like it."
After haggling about the price for
a time the old gentleman concluded to
"I will take it along with me," said
he, as he laid down a twenty dollar
bill of the National Shoe & Leather
bank to pay for it
The milliner picked up the note and
looking It over for a moment, her
face Ut up with a smile of pleasant
sarcasm^ as she said, "Look here, old
fellow? this bill won't do."
The curious expression upon her
face was certainly amusing, and the
countryman thought he noticed a lurk
lng smile upon her countenance that
betokened sympathy and Indicated
that she was posted on that kind of
"Look here, I know that stuff as
well as you do, so you Just keep lt and
give me. something else."
They stood and looked each other
in the face. There was a mutual
sympathy-two souls with but a single
"My name ls David Kirkbride,"
naming a well-known counterfeiter.
"Good , gracious," exclaimed the
woman," why didn't you say so? 1.
have never met you before, but I hav?
often heard my friend Eva Cole tali
about you. What weae you thinking
about when you came in here?" ' '
"Oh, just about what-1- told you?
besides I thought lt was a good
chance to shove a twenty."
"Why," said she, "I buy these bon
nets at Johnson's and keep them foi
a stall. If you really want this one
you are welcome to it."
As jBhe became more confidential
she said, putting on a peculiar smile
"Suppose^I had given you your chang?
in a bill lik% this one," as she pro
; duced a five dollar bill.
"Well,-, well," said the old fellow,
"it would have been all right with me
But I am keeping pretty shady at this ,
time; I carry my stuff concealed in
my tobacco pouch and only keep i
little on hand at a time." -.
"Oh," said she, "you men think yoi
are smart at doing things, but yoii'r?
L?l?w^ J ^waa^arrested in . Cincinnati
by the city detective because I offered, t
a "counterfeit bili In payment for t
pair of gloves, but they searched mi' 1
at the police station and couldn't fina
any of the 'queer* about me. I put ut
a nice spiel and was very indignant,; '
and Jim Ruffin, the the chief of po
lice, got scared and turned me loose."
"What do you think! I had more,
than a thousand dollars of those five
dollar bills with me at the time, bul
they couldn't begin to find them. Just
look here," she said; ,and reaching
her hand into an opening in her dress
she pulled a string and drew her bus
tie to the front.
This on being opened at the end
contained a pocket. The widow, by
pulling the string, could move the bus
tle around her waist at will.
"What is this contrivance for?"
"You can put your hand into it and,
He 'pulled out a handful of clean
five dollar counterfeit notes. As he
did so he expressed great amazement
at the ingenuity of her plan.
"I have carried 'phoney' with me for
years," she said, "but no one has ever
discovered or even suspected It"
At this moment the Jersey farmer
reached out and grabbed the widow's
bustle. Unbuckling the belt that held
it, he pulled lt from her person. She
was greatly surprised when she real
ized that she was at last fairly caught
This charming little widow was now
escorted to my branch office on
Bleecker street. After a long and te
dious questioning and convincing ar
gument on my part, she so far yielded
as to turn "squealer" and assist the
This little woman with the spark
ling brown eyes was a fair sample of
exquisite female shrewdness. The lit
tie dodge she played upon the de
tective who in parlance was "gun
ning" her in the car, was this. She
stepped into the 'retiring' room, let
down her hair and braided it. Throw
ing her bonnet out of the window, she
put a small worsted cap on her head.
Turning her dress (that had been
specially made for the purpose and
artistically arranged so as to make
it long or short) inside out, she bore
the appearance of a school girl. As
suming a look of Innocent childhood,
she could meet the gaze of the officer
and pass along without discovery.
She was now the entering wedge
to the arrest of a number of persona
connected with the Miner gang of
counterfeiters, and the government
was amply compensated for the
money expended in running her down
through the Information she gave.
?Copyright, 1910, by W. G. Chapman.)
we will remain. As to boundaries,
the Great Spirit above knows no
boundaries, nor will his red people
acknowledge any."-Drake's "Life of
Mrs. Styles-I see that hand-painted
hats are a millinery novelty for wom
en who are opposed to the destruction
of birds for their adornment.
Mr. Styles-Well, they ought to go
with some faces, all right!-Yonkers
COLUMBIA AND CAROLINA
EXAMINATION OF TEACHERS
System Practiced In Each County
Produces Confusion. *
"The present method of granting
teacher's certificates in this State has
produced a chaos which only one in
actual touch with the situation can
appreciate.". This statement Is made
in the annual report of W. K. Tate,
supervisor of rural elementary
schools, in his report made to the
State superintendent of education,
which will be sent to the general as
It is pointed out that the State
board of education sends out twice
each year a uniform s*>t or examina
tion question for teachers' certifi
cates. The papers written in answer
to these questions are graded hy 43
county boards of education, with 43
different standards. On the results
of these examinations, county certifi
cates are issued. Some counties rec
ognize the certificates of other coun
ties, while other counties do not.
Speaking of the certificates of
teachers, he' says there is in exist
ence no complete list of qualified
teachers of the State and that the
compilation of such a list is impossi
ble. "This fact," he continues, "pre
vents a free exchange of teachers
from one country to another and
makes the teacher's agency the prin
cipal methord of communication be
tween teachers and school boards."
He comes to the conclusion that at
least one-fourth of the common school
teachers are paying tribute out of
their salaries to school teachers' agen
WOMAN WALKED MANY MILES.
Went From Columbia' to Washington
to See President Taft.
To keep "an engagement" with
President Taft on January*22, Julia
Irene Davis, colored, recently dis
charged from the South- Carolina
State hospital for the insane, walked
from Columbia, S. C.," to Washington,
and called at the oflice of the district
sanitary officer to "commit herself un
til the date set for her "audience" at
the White House.
"Just send this to Bob Fitzsim
mons," she told an official; handing
him a note which read: .
"Dear Bob: Will you k'mdly come
to Washington City at. police head
quarters and bring all ? the things
this tag calls for and oblige, yours,
"LULA IRENE DAVIS."
"Left Columbia on November ll,"
she said, "with $3.60 and I still have
5 cents left. A few days ago I got
a letter from the^president telling me
it would be all right if I would call
at the White House." ..
SOUTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIES.
* ' +_
Col. Watson' Prepares Some Very In*
" teresting Statistics.
The to&l capital invested in all in
dustries i? Scfc?^^??lina this year
,19 Bmpared with
"T^oOiccor&ng to ~nT
ports received by Commissioner Wat
son from over 2,000 concerns in the
State. There were only 662 concerns
to report last year and this is the^
cause of the great, difference in the'
amount invested. Approximately $30,
000,000 represents the amount of new
capital put Into industries in South
Carolina during the year.
The value of the annual product of
all industries was only $6,000,000
greater in 1910 than 1909, although
there were nearly 1,500 industries re
The reason given for the slight in
crease is that practically all of the
textile plants of the. State were closed
for several weeks during the summer?
There was a decrease of 3,000 in the
total number of persons employed.
The salaries of employes was $2,
000,000 .less than in 1909.
Want a Rate Expert.
A rate expert ,and a special inspec
tor will be recommended in the an
nual report of the South Carolina rail
road commission, which will be sent
to the general assembly. The commis
sion claims that these two men are
absolutely necessary to secure the
best results for the people of the
State. It is recommended' that the
two positions carry salaries that will
insure securing the services of the
very best men possible.
High School Inspector's Report.
"However unpalatable and unpopu
lar the statement, it is but piala truth
*o say that the State has blundered
badly in establishing 'four institutions
of higher learning."
Thus W. H. Hand, State high school
inspector, analyzes the educational
situation in South ? Carolina,
He declares that "unfortunately for
the cause of education itself in South
Carolina, higher education has re
ceived attention almost to the neglect
of secondary education."
A Bloody Christmas.
The Christmas season in South
Carolina proved a bloody one, and
twelve killings were reported from
sections of the State- within three
Only One Lynchlng\ in 1910.
In the list of lynchings for tne year
1910 South Carolina is given one.
That is correct. Heretofore this
State has usually been given a few
extra ones for good measure. The
lynching this year was in Newberry
Distinguished Englishmen Coming.
From the University is announced
the visit of s r Horace Plankett, the
"British Pinchot," at Columbia on
January 6 at a conference to be held
at the State university on "Rural
The Kershaw Annexation.
The commission appointed to make
an Investigation of the proposition of
annexing 48 square miles of Kershaw
county to Richland county awarded
the contract for the survey
HAD TO HIRE
Mrs. Daniels Tells How SS?
Solved That Problem and Sev
eral Others As Well.
SUp, Ky.-"I waa so sfck for 3 or *
years," says Mrs. J. p. Daniels, of this
place, "that I had to hire my washing
done most of the time. I had given u>
hoping for a care, but my husband kept
begging me to try Card ul, so at last I
began to take it, and I hadn't taken
half a bottle before I could tell lt wa?
helping me. Now I can do my washing^,
and tend my garden. I am fleshier than.
I ever was before in my life and Car?
dui made, me so. I believe that I would
have been in my grave, If I had not
taken Cardul. Your medicine is all
sight I can't praise lt too much."
Cardul is purely vegetable and gen?
tie-acting. Its ingredients are mild '
herbs, having a gentle tonic effect on,
the female constitution.
Cardul makes for increased strength.
Improves the appetite, tones'up th?
nervous system, and helps to maka
pale, sallow cheeks, fresh and rosy.
Cardul has helped over a million'
weak, tired, worn-out women, and
should certainly benefit you.
Try it today. ;s: j
N. "B.- Writt te:' Lad i os' Advisory Dept.
Chattanooga Medicine Co.,' Chattanooga,
Tenn., for SHeial Inttructfrm*. and " 64
page book. "Home Treatment for Worn?
en," sent In plain wrapper, on request
"They call that a statue of Victory?
it must have been a hot fight"
SUFFERED FIVE YEARS.
Joints Stiff and.Ankles Badly Sweller?.
Mrs. L. Skaggs, Louisa, Ky., sayat
ffi??^ve years my kidneys
ind scanty. I was nervous, restless
and felt constantly
tired out Dropsi
cal swellings ap
peared in-my ankle?
and my joints be
came stiff. Back
ache made life mis
erable. After using
other remedies with
out" relief, I began
aking Doan's Kidney Pills and con
inued with them until cured. Tim?
las proven my cure permanent"
Remember the name-Doan's.
For sale by all dealers. 60 cents ft
)0X. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N_ Y.
A Christmas Criticism.
Orville Wright, discussing flying la
Sfew York, said to a reporter:
"The French claim to make the
jest machines, but our foreign order
looks tell a different story.
"Our foreign order books give the
;ame away like the little r. 'R~- JOT
it the Christmas tr***' got f rom
the tree at this tr "t a pair of trous
ers, and, waving them around his
head, he electrified the entire Sunday
Behool by shouting in a loud and Joy
ous voice: ,
" 'Oh, ma, these pants must be near.
Pa never had a suit like that"
Malady Wortn Having.
"I can't understand my husband,
doctor; I am afraid there is some
thing terrible the matter with him.**
"What are the symptoms?" /
"Well. I often talk to him for halt
an hour at a time and when I get
through he hasn't the least idea what
I've been saying."
"Don't worry any more about your
husband. I wish I had his gift"
"I hear there are grave charges
against Senator Jinks."
"What are they?"
'The sexton's bills."-Baitimor?
Mr. Burble-That elocutionist is
some queen, isn't she?
Mr. Bored-A raving beauty.
OLD COMMON 8EN8E.
Change Food When You Feel Out of
"A great deal depends upon yourself
and the kind of food you eat" th?
wise old doctor said to a man who
came to him sick with stomach trou
ble and sick headache once or twice a
week, and who had been taking pills
and different medicines for three or
He was induced to stop eating any
sort of fried food or meat for break
fast, and was put on GrapcNuts and?
cream, leaving off all medicines.
In a few days he began to get bet
ter, and now he has enttoely recover
ed and writes that he is in better
health than he has been hefore In
twepty years. This man is SS years
old and says he feels "Maa a new man
all the time."
Read "The Road to Well ville," in
pkgs. "There's s Reason."1
Errer read ta* abara latter* A wm
ose appears treas risa? to ?taja. TS*T
are smbr, true, ?nd ta?eC lassa?