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j Stories of the Paris Courts.
Among humorous stories of the Par
Is law courts it is told how a weil
known lawyer, M. Alem Rousseau,
was orice pleading a rather tiresome
case and, noticing that the judges were
paying no attention to him, said, "As
the pi ident is falling asleep I sus
pend my speech." But the judge had
just woke up and cried, "And I sus
pend you from practicing for six
months." Nothing daunted, the law
yer retorted, "Well, I suspend 'myself
forever and ever," and, gathering up
his brief and cap, he left the court
and never appeared again.
A Paris barrister, M- Clery, however,
was more vigorous. Seeing that the
president anil the assessors were all
asleep, he stopped, and, dealing a tre
mendous blow on the desk in front of
him that woke everybody up with a
start, he cried, "Yesterday at this same
hour I was saying"- And the whole
bench rubbed their eyes and asked each
other if they had really slept through
The same counsel was pleading at
Versailles on a cold day and remarked
that the judges were all turning more
and more around toward a stove that
gave out a welcome heat "The tribu
nal behind which I have the honor of
speaking" brought them all right about
face at once.
He Had a Claim.
In a certain town was a young law
yer whose father was very rich and
who had been sent to an eastern law
school. Since his graduation he had
done nothing except open an office be
cause he had plenty of money. This
young lawyer was proposed for mem
bership in the local fire company.
"We cannot elect him," one of the
members protested. "The constitution
of our company says that the mem
bers of it must sleep and live here in
the city, and he lives out of town on
a farm and not In the city at all. He
would be of no value at all in case of
a fire at night He doesn't sleep here
"No," replied his proposer; "it is true
he doesn't sleep here at night, but he
sleeps here In his office all day."
And they elected him on that ground.
-Philadelphia Saturday Evening Post
The Simple Maid.
'Twas in a simple country town, and
the maid of all work was simple and
Innocent in sympathy. When she re
turned from shopping half a sovereign
?hort in her change Mrs. Mango
Chutney was naturally incensed.
"Go back to each shop, you careless
girl," she told the weeping maid, "and
tell them you are half a sovereign
short in your money and they must
give it you."
Susan went and was back again In
half an hour. Entering her mistress' j
sanctum, she laid five half sovereigns j
on the table before her. Faithful as j
always, she had carried out Mrs.
Mango-Chutney's instructions to the I
: letter, and each shopkeeper, fearful of '
doing wrong and hurting a fellow crea
ture, had thrust the missing coin upon
the bewildered girl.-London Answers.
The Offending Black Bottle.
; A church member in a lonely district
of Saskatchewan absented himself
from services for some months. On I
being approached on the subject he
said he was sorry, but it was impossi
ble to attend any more. He was
pressed to giv3 reasons and at length
said it was owing to the bad conduct j
of the superintending clergyman and '
He and others had witnessed them I
drinking when driving round on their
visits. They had passed a black bot
tle from hand to hand. It was impos- |
sible to attend the ministry of such
men. Inquiries proved that the of- !
fending "bottle" was a pair of field
glasses with which the drivers sur
veyed the surrounding country and
tried to locate the various churches, 1
shacks and trails.-Sunday at Home.
"Whenever I hear the suffrage com
bated," said an English lord, "on the
score of woman's protected, sholtered,
petted life I think of a poor woman 1
once questioned in England.
"This poor creature had been beaten
by her husband in a drunken fury.
The man had been drunk, it appears,
for ten days running.
"'My good friend,' I said to her,
.does your husband always drink like
'"No, my lord,' she answered. 'Some
times I gets hout o' work.' "
A Witty Retort.
An Englishman In Dublin was asked
by an Irish cab driver if he wished to
ride through the city.
"No," replied the Englishman; "I am
able to walk."
"Ah, well," remarked thc Jehu, "may
yer honor long be able, but seldom
. Forgot the Proverb.
I "You may not get any more business
from me. I've bought a law book."
"I won't worry," responded the law
yer. "In that case I shall probably
get more business than ever."-Wash
A Tip For John.
Mr. Crimsonbeak-Here's an item
(Which says the swan outlives any oth
er bird, in extreme cases reaching 300
years. Mrs. Crimsonbeak-And, re
member, John, the swans live on wa
An Old English Inn.
The Seven Stars is an inn or pub
lic house in Manchester, England,
which has held a license continuously
since 1370. It served as the meeting
place for the Guy Fawkes band of
I An obstinate man does not hold
opinions; they hold him.-Butler.
*>A few years ago flying!
machines were hardly I
thought of, nor was *> I
Scott's Emulsion I
in summer.* Now Scott's ?
Emulsion is as much a sum- I
mer au a winter remedy.
Science did it An Dragghts 1 |
A Fierce Night Alarm
is the hoarse, startling cough of
a child, suddenly attacked by croup.
Often it aroused Lewis Chamblin,
of Manchester, O., R FD No. 2 for
their four children were greatly sub
ject to croup. Sometimes in severe
attacks, he wrote we were afraid
they would die, but since, we proved
what a certain remedy Dr. King's
New Discovery is, we have uq fear.
We rely on it for croup and coughs,
colds or any throat or lung trouble.
So do thousands of others. So may
you. Asthma, hay fever, la grippe,
whooping cough, hemorrhages fly
before it. 50c and $1.00. Trial bot
tle free. Sold by Penn & Holstein,
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Wrne to ike pnbEiacn fer Sptcbnen Patt*.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield,
Court of Commons Pleas.
William A. Parker, as Administra
tor of the Estate of Peter Parker,
deceased. -Plai ntiff-against
Edward F. Mayson.-Defendant
Summons for Relief.
(Complaint not Served.)
To the Defendant Above Named.
Yon Aje Hereby Summoned and
required, to answer the complaint in
this action, which is filed in the of
lice of the Clerk of the Court of
Common Pleas, for the said Coun
ty, a*id to serve a copy of your an
swer to the said complaint, on the
subscribers, at their office at Edge
field Court House, South Carolina,
within twenty days after the ser
vice hereof, exclusive of the day of
such service; and if you fail to an
swer ihe complaint within thc time
aforesaid, the plaintiff in this ac
tion, will apply to the Court for the
relief demanded in the complaint.
Dated February 14th, 1911.
Test: W. B. Cogburn (Seal) Clerk
Court Common Pleas for Edge
field County, S. C.
To Edward F. Mayson, Non-resi
You will take notice, that the
original Summons and complaint in
the above stated cause, are now on
file in the office of the Clerk of
Court of Common Pleas, in and
for the County of Edgefield and
Feb. 14th, 1911-?t.
THE BEST FOB
MULES! MULES!! MULES!!!
Mules At Auction!
Will sell on Friday March 3rd,
in front of Richards Stables, Au
gusta, Ga., thirteen head of good
mules to the highest bidder. This
is your chance.
~~ "Arrington Bros. & Co.
Attacks School Principal.
A severe attack on school princi
pal, Chas. B. Allen, of Sylvania,
Ga., is. thus told by him. "For more
than three years, he writes I suffer
ed indescribable torture from rheu
matism, liver and stomach trouble
and diseased kidneys. All remedies
failed till I used Electric Bitters,
but four bottles of this wonderful'
remedy cured me completely. Such
results are common. Thousands bless
them for curing stomach trouble,
female complaints, kidney disorders,
billiousness, and for new health and
vigor. Try them. Only 50c at Penn^
& Holstein's, W E Lynch & Co.,
B Ti m m ons.
EDGEFIELD, S C.
State and County Depository
J, 0. SHEPPARD, W W.ADAMS,
J. H. BOUKNIGHT, T. H. RAINSFOR,
J, M. COBB, B. E. NICHOLSON
A. S. TOMPKINS, C. C. FULLER
W. E. PRESCOTT.
J. C. SHEPPARD, President.
W. W. ADAMS. vice-President
E. J. MIMS, Cashier.
J. H. ALLEN, Aes't Cashier.
Pay& interest on deposits by
Morey to loan on liberal terms.
Prompt and polite attention to
YOUR Account Solicited
James A. Dobey,,
Johnston, S. C.
Office over Farmers Bank Building
CALHOUN A. MAYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
EDGEFIELD, - - - S. C.
JAS. S. ?rRD.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
?*F"Office over Post-Office.
AH. CORLEY, Surgeon
. Dentist. Appointments
at Trenton on Wednesdays.
Crown and Bridge werk a
We want representatives 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.
Dr. F. L. PARKER,
Johnston, - - S C|
Over Bank of Johnston.
Shake off that
tiled feeling due to
sluggish liver, kidneys,
stomach and bowels.
Cleans? and purify
your system with the
greatest of tonics,
-a bottle proves.
Hie specific for Malaria, Chills
and Fever, and all diseases
due to disorders of liver,
50c. At Your Druggists
PATTON-WORSHAM DRUG CO., Milt.
For Sate by
T. G. TALBERT,
Parksville, S. C.
Single Comb Rhode Island Reds
I have a strain of Reds that cannot be
excelled as winter layers, and in the
show rcom 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 season. Order early.
Eggs, $1.50 per 15
J. H. P. ROPER,
R.-F-* D. No. i
Edgefield. S. C
E. J. NORRIS, Agent
efield, South Carolina
Representing the HOME INSURANCE
COMPANY, of New York, and the old
HARTFORD, of Hartford, Connecticut.
The HOME has a greater Capital and
Surplus combined than 'any other
The HARTFORD is the leading com
pany of the World, doing a greater
Fire business than any other Co.
See Insurance Reports
"HAS THE STRENGTH OF GIBRALTAR."
E. J. Norris,
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
job work done here
Encouraged by the success oi
order to give additional stimul
the county, The Advertiser will
county fanner who grows the gi
of corn on one acre of land duri
in Edgefield county who grows
bushels of corn on one acre dui
The foregoing prizes are offered une
or complicated restrictions. The con1
please,fertilize it as they please and cu
Only one requirement is made: The
ground and not composed of two or m<
parts of the farm. The area planted r
The rules for measurement of the la:
than in the past contests, and will not
cates, but will be published in several
can read them and become familiar wi
Who'll win the
Prizes will be awardei
Fine Pianos Reduced $100
A Quarter of a Century of "Knowing How
The delightful tone of Farrand Pianos has spread their fame
throughout America and England. 25 years of "Knowing How"
mixed with expert workmanship and the finest materials, has
made thel910"FARRAND" Model the ideal ofiPiano Perfection
The Constmction^and Materials1
From far-away Germany are imported the most expensive
Felts and Wires-for the Germans are Past-masters in the sci
entific manufacture of these materials which are to the highest
degree essential to the flexible responsiveness of action and
the superlative tone of high class pianos-giviug 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,
and insure it against fire at O UR expense.
Price and Terms.
THE FARRAND COMPANY has, a? a fi nine; 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 ot their 1910 Model $400 Upright Pianos for $300 which ls an
absolute reduction of Siooeach. The remarkable offer holds good only
till 100 Instruments have been sold; then the price will go back to noo.
It Is 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 thc hundred.
During this great sale, we will 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
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.
Advertiser Contest Department
Edgef?eld, S. C.
I wish to nominate as candidate in your contest
/ understand that this is merely a nomination and does not obligate me in
: last year's corn contest and in
[us to tlie production of corn in
conduct another corn contest
Fifteen dollars in Gold Coin
will be given tlie Edgefield
reatest number of bushels on
hg the year 1911.
Ten dollars in Gold Coin
will be given the farmer
the second largest number of
ing the year 1911.
onditionally and without embarrassing
;estants can plant their corn when they
ltivate by whatever system they please
i acre must be in one continuous plot of
)re rich spots selected from different
nust NOT be less than one acre.
id and corn next fall will be mor? rigid
only be printed on the judge's certifi
issues of the paper, so that everybody
Go d this Year
& at the County Fair.