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Nothing puts k bigger feather In
.the cap of a society hostess, says the
London Saturday Journal, or at . the
same tinie "causes^her'more anxious
'cares' and-thought rather than mere
expenditure than the presence at one
of her dinners or dances in the huge
Mayfair mansion of a member of the
royal family-most of all the king and
queen/ The entertaining of royalty is
one. of the most delicate triumphs the
society woman* whether she be a
duchess or merely a millionairess, can
achieve. It has a code of etiquette^
all to Itself-a code which must be"
rigidly ^observed or no hope Is there
of eyer securing another.visit from a
royal guest of the reigning house. The
number of titled and untitled guests
hidden to meet the sovereign at, say,
; a- dinner party is strictly limited and
of course highly select. On. one oc
casion $20,000 was spent by a hostess
in entertaining a crowned head for a
week end, while another example is
that of a certain baronet who had a
marble staircase put in his house sole
ly because of an approaching visit
from the la :e king.
A Remarkable Escape. -
During the reign of terror in Paris
one of the mest remarkable escapes
was that of M. de Chateaubrun. He
was*sent to execution wfth twenty
other prisoners, but after the fifteenth
?lead had fallen the guillotine got out
of order and a workman was. sent vfor
to repair it The aJx remaining vic
tims were left standing in front of the
machines with their hands tied behind
them. ? French crowd is very CUT
rious, and the people kept pressing
forward to see tl>e man .- ^ mging the
guillotine. By degrees M. -^e Chateau
bran, who was to the rear of his com
panions, found himself in the front
line of the spectators, then in the sec
ond and finally well behind those who
had come to see his head cut off. Be
fore the, men could get the guillotine
in^working order night began to fall,
and M. de Chateaubrun slipped away.
When in tie Champs Elysees he told
a man that a wag" had tied his hands
and robbed him of his hat, and this
simple individual set him fn?e. A few
days later M. de Chateaubrun escaped
In a town in Georgia th?re was an
old preacher whose knowledge of the
world was. not wide nor deep, but who
conceived it to be a place where, if
one should trust his fellow men, he
should at the same time keep an eye
on his own interests.
One hot day he pulled off his coat
and preached a vigorous sermon under
the. pines in his shirt sleeves. At the
close of the open air service one of
his admirers approached him and said
"I don't suppose you knew that the
editor of one of the big New York
Sunday papers was here when you
pulled off your coat"
"I reckon I knew It well, for I'd been
told of it" said the" preacher calmly.
"I don't believe he's as bad as be
might be, and anyway I put my coat
on the chair close by and had it right
under my eye all the time."-Youth's
Moro Story of tho Flood.
The legend of the flood as told by
the Moros Isias follows:
* '.'When the forty days and.nights of
Tain came No and his family got into
a box One pair of each sort of bird
"and beast also came in. Men who
were busy with their ordinary occupa
"tions and did not enter the box were
overtaken by the flood. Those who
ran to the mountains became mon
keys; those who ran to the water, fish.
The Chinaman changed to a hornbill.
A woman who was eating the fruit of
. a seaweed and would not stop 'was
changed into a fish called a dugong,
and her limbs can still be seen under
'Mme. Mara had a voice that extend
ed/rom middle G to E in alt and was
one of the most facile and flexible ever
known. She delighted in the florid
- music of Hasse,, Graun, Benda, Jom
melli, Pergalese, Porpora, Sacchini and
others of that school and with the ut
most ease executed passages that are
now consigned to solo instruments,
such as the violin and flute. She held
the stage from 1771 to 1802, with an
occasional appearance after the latter
"When do you wind your watch,"
asked th?* man with the bulging brow
"morning or evening?"
"Generally in the morning," answer
ed the man with the bulbous nose.
"I always wind mine Just before I
go to bed."
"Well-er-so do I."-Chicago Trib
What Sha Would Do.
"Johnnie, dear," said his mother, who
was trying to inculcate a lesson in in
dustry, "what do you suppose mamma
would do for you If*you should come to
her some day and tell her that you
loved your studies?" "Lick me for
telling a falsehood," said dear little
Johnnie with the frankness of youth.
A Quick Return Business.
"You said you were going into som^
business that would bring you quick
returns," said a young fellow to his
"I did," was the answer. "I- am send
ing manuscripts to the m?gazines."
A Nice Bull.
An Irishman, quarreling with an
Englishman, told him if he didn't hold
his -tongue he would "break his im
penetrable head and let the brains
tut of his empty skull."
Ul LD UP
in spring and summer, it's
the natural time to store up
health and vitality for the
is Nature's best and quick
est help? AflDroggfats
Charles Kingsley loved talking, had/i
an enonaons deal to say on every con
ceivable -subject and longed to say it.
But his 3tammer.was always checking
him. He gurgled and gasped and
made faces and would sometimes
break off in a conversation or a meal,
rush out into the open air and' liber
ate his suppressed emotions by rapid
exercise or physical exertion. Yet, as
has often been observed in- similar
cases, when he had to preach the
itammer subsided, and, though there
was some facial contortion,1 the flow
of the discourse was never interrupt-* |
ed. He said to his friend. Tom
Hughies: "I could be*as great a;talker
as any man in Engflthd ^but itor my
stammering. When I am speaking for
God in the pulpit or<-paying- i>y- feed
sides I never stammer. My stammer
is a blessed thing for me. It keep's me
from talking in company"and from
going out as much as I should do but
for it"-G. W. E. Hassell in Winches
Lisbon In Pepys' Times.
Pepys' Diary gives an unflattering
plcture-of the Lisbon court in his day.
On Oct 17, 1601, he talked .with Cap
tain Lambert, fresh from "Portugall,"
who told him lt was "a very poor,
dirty place-I mean the city and court
of Lisbon; . * . that there are no
glass windows, nor will they have any;
* * * that the king ha3 his meat
Bent up by a dozen of lazy guards and
in pipkins sometimes to his own table
and sometimes nothing but fruits and
now and then half a hen. And now
that the infai~a is become our queen
she is come to have a whole hen or
goose to her table, which ls not ordi
nary." Some few months later, when
some "Portugall ladys" had come to
London, Pepys found them "not hand
some and their farthingales a strange
dress. * * * I find nothing in them
that is pleasing, and I .see they have
learnt to kiss and look freely up and
down already and I do believe will
soon forget the recluse practico of
their own country."
There is a story of a sculptor who
once showed a visitor his studio, which
was full of gods, some of them very
curious. The face of one was entirely
concealed by the hair,- and there- were
wings on each foot The visitor asked
this statue's name.
"Opportunity," was the reply.
"And why is his face hidden?"
"Because men seldom know him
when he comes to them."
"Why has he wings on his feet?"
"Because he is soon gone and once
??one can neve/ be overtaken," was the
We all know the story of the man
who sold the old farm which he had
barely been able to get a living from
during his entire life and his amaze
ment and chagrin when the new own
er discovered gold upon the land" the
first week of bis ownership. A great
many of us are in that very condition
with regard to our opportunities if we
did but kr?ow it-Washington Star.
The dog doctor was making out a bill
for the month's expenses of a Japa
nese spaniel. The items were room
rent board, medical attendance and
"Electric light?" exclalmed^hls sec
retary. "What on earth dow a dog
need with electric light?"
"He doesn't need it at all," said the
doctor, "but his owner has ordered rt
and he has been supplied with two
eight-candle power lights every even
ing he has been in the hospital. He ls
one of those spoiled pups who were
put to bed in a light room in their in
fancy, and now he cannot sleep in the
dark. We always have two or three
of that kind on hand. They occupy a
special ward where the lights burn all
night long."-New Yo?k Sun
Collar as a Verb.
The verb ."collar" has long been used
transitively, meaning to "seize or take
hold of a person by the collar; more
loosely, to capture." The verb was
thus employed early in 1 he seventeenth
century. Steele in the Guardian, Na
84, wrote, "If yon advised him not to
collar any man." Other Instances are
Gentleman's Magazine, 1762; "His lord
ship collared the footman who threw
lt" and'Marryat's sentence In "Peter
Simple," "He was collared by two
A Tenant For Life. .
"Have you boarded long at this
house?" inquired the, new boarder of
the sour, dejected man sitting, next to
"About ten years." .
"I don't see how you can Staad it
Why haven't you left long ago?"
"No other place to go," said the other
dismally. "The landlady's my wife."
The family Scrap Book.
Mrs. Sauers (to Willy as minister
calls to see Mr. Sauers)-Willy, ls your
father in? Willy-e-Yes; he's upstairs
looking over your scrap book. Mrs.
Sauers (puzzled)-You mean my family
account book? Willy-Well, lt's all the
same. He and you always have a
scrap every time he goes over It
"Portrait of a Gentleman."
The Professor-Can you define a gen
tleman, Miss Cutting? The Suffragette
(icilj-)-Certainly. A gentleman was
contemporaneous with i.he old masters,
who often painted his portrait-Ex
Suited His Temperament.
"Grooge is a very grouchy sort of
man, isn't he?"
"Yes. Won't even ride In anything
but a sulky."-Baltimore American.
Seek knowledge ns if thou wert to be
I wish to thank the public for
their efforts of service in behalf of
my destructive fire, and wish to
add that I do intend to be in opera
tion again soon, and by support of
my creditors that are due me ac
counts by settling at once, which
will greatly help me and by this act
enable toe to help them.
j, E. S. Johnson.
EDGEFLELD, S C. .
State and County Depository
J, C. SHEPPARD, W. W* ADAMS,
J~. HrBo?KNiGHT,-.T.'H. RAINSFOB,
J, M. COBB, B. E. NICHOLSON
?A. S. TOMPKINS^ C. C. FULLER- I
'Wi E. PRESCOTT.
J. C. SHEPPARD, President.
W. W. ADAMS. vice-President.
E. J. MLMS, Cashier.
J. H. ALLEN, Ass't Cashier.
Pay& interest on deposits by
Money to loan on liberal terms.
Prompt and polite attention to j
YOUR Account Solicited
James A. Tobey,
DENTAL SURGEON, ,
Johnston, S. C.
Office over Farmers Bank Building
CALHOUN A. MAYS
ATTORNEY AT JJ.AW
EDGEFIELD, - - . -
JAS. S. BYRD,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Office over Post-Office.
AH. CORLEY, Surgeon
. Dentist. Appointments-)
at Trenton on Wednesdays.
Crown and Bridge werk a'
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 want' jepresentatives on
every Rural Route and in every
village in South Carolina to take
subscriptions for the Georgia-Caro
lina Agriculturist and weekly
Chronicle. We pay liberal commis
sions. Write for particulars to cir
culation manager, the Georgia
Carolina Agriculturist and weekly
Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia.
Oxidine is not only
the quickest, safest, and
surest remedy for Chills
and Fever, but a most
dependable tonic in all
A liver tonic-a kid?
ney tonic-a stomach
tonic--a bowel tonic.
If a system-cleansing
tonic is; needed, just try
-a bottle proves.
The specific for Malaria, Chilla
and Fever and all diseases
due to disordered kid
neys, liver, stomach
60c. At Your DruggUtt
For Sale by
T. G. TALBERT,
Parkaville, S. C.
Single ( Comb Rhode . Island Reds
I have t strain of Reds that cannot he
excelled as winter layers, and ! in the
?how room they are at* home. Have
carried away the blue ribbons from, *
every-shows exhibited. Can ship safely
anywhere at any time. No more stock
for sale this j season. Order parly.
Eggs, $1.50 per 15
J. H. P. ROPER,
R. F. D'. No. i . "Edgefield, S. C.
E. X NORRIS, Agent
Edgefield, South Carolina
Representing the HOME INSURANCE
COMPANY; of New York, and the old
HARTFORD, of Hertford, Connecticut.
The-HOME has a greater Capital and
Srirjpius* combined than any^ other
The HARTFORD is the leading com
pany of the World, doing a greater
Fire4iusi?ess than any other Co.
See Insurance Reports
"HAS THE STRENGTH OF GIBRALTAR."
E. J. Norris,
PIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
job work done here
^Encouraged by the success of
order to give additional stimuli
the county, The Advertiser will i
this year. \
county farmer who grows the gr
of corn on one acre of land dnrii
in Edgefield county who groAVs i
bushels of corn on one acre kw:
The foregoing prizes are offered uneo
or complicated restrictions. The conti
please,fertilize it as they please and cul
Only one requirement is made: The
ground and not composed of two or mo
parts of the farm. The area planted m
The rules for measurement of the lan
, than in the past contests, and will not i
-cates, but will be published in several
can read them and become familiar wit
Who'll win the
Prizes will be awardec
Advertiser Contest Departm?nt
Edgefield, S. C.
I wish to nominate as candidate in your contest
I understand that this is merely a nomination 'and does not obligate me in
Fine Pianos Reduced $100
A Quarter of a Century of "Knowing How
The delightful tone of Fa,rrand Pianos has spread their fame '? k
throughoutAmericaandEngland. 25 years of"Knowing How"
mixed with expert workmanship and the finest materials, has
made the 1910 ? 'FARRAND" Model the ideal ofjPiano Perfection 1
The Construction and Materials
From far-away Germany are imported the most expensive j
Felts and Wires-for the Germans are Past-masters in the sci- ?!
entific manufacture of these materials which are to the highest 35
degree essential to the flexible responsiveness of action and j
the superlative tone of high class pianos-giving these instru- ? I
ments a mechanical strengh that makes frequent \ |
tuningtmnecesiary. 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, ?*
and insure it against 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, 100 of their 1910 Model $joo Upright Planos for $300 which ls an
absolutereductlonof Siooeach. The remarkable offer holds good only
till 100 Instruments have been sold: then the price will go back to MOO.
It ls an opportunity of a lifetime to get a fine plano at three hundred
dollars, and one hundred shrewd householders will take advantage of lt.
Act quickly ?be one of the hundred.
Purim: tn ci great sale, we will furnish, without cost, a fine Bcarf, a
nice stool and an Instruction book, with each piano. We are In a posi
tion to ?ell these pianos on easy terms, if preferred to a cash trans
Ir formation for Out-of-town Buyers
""""" ~~T^^^^^T ^!"
If you cannot cometo 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
showing exact floor space required, and naming very attractive plans
for periodical payments. Write us TO-DAY-a postal will do.
HOLLAND BROS., Greenwood, S. C.
last year's corn contest and in
ns to the production of corn in
conduct another corn contest
Fifteen dollars in Gold Coin
will be given the Edgefield
eatest number of bushels on
Lg the year 1911.
, Ten dollars in Gold Coin
. will be given the farmer
he second largest number of
ing the year 1911.
nditionally and without embarrassing
estants can plant their corn when they
tivate by whatever system they please
acre must be in one continuous plot of
retfich spots selected from different
lust NOT be less than one acre.
d and corn next fall will be more rigid
only be printed on the judge's certifi
issues of the paper, so that everybody
Gold this Year
l at the County Fair.