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Y Dolliver and the Dahlias.
rhe dahlia is a flower that is almost
cred to Scandinavians. When the
:e Senator Dolliver was. speaking fo
Swedish settlement from the rear
d of a Pullman car a bunch of dahlias
is handed to him, and he bowed hU
auks, while the crowd roared its ap
iuse for the orator and for the bou
'What kind of flowers are these?"
Tuired Senator Dolliver of Senator
app of Minnesota.
'American Beauties, I guess," replied
Dolliver knew better than that, so
heartily thanked the people for
?ir attention, applause and splendid
Jt?ien they met in Washington after
campaign Senator Doiliver said to
Minnesota man : "Clapp, you would
kre had rae mobbed if I hadn't been
?dent If I had called those dahlias
lierican Beauties those Swedes
luid have been for killing me."
JYes," said Senator Clapp, "they are
l>d people and generally do the right
Why He Wept.
L man who was walking through a
lin inadvertently left the door of one
Ithe cars open. A big man sitting in
|eat in the middle of the car yelled:
tat the door, you fool! Were you
ted in a barn?"
ie man who had left the door open
it and then, dropping into a
'buried his face in his hands and
m to weep. The big man looked
iiewhat uncomfortable and, rising".
Hy walked up to the weeper and
jed him on the shoulder,
[y friend," he said, "I didn't intend
Iurt your feelings. I just wanted
to close the door."
e man who was weeping raised
lead and grinned. "Old man," he
"I'm not crying because you hurt
feelings, but because you asked me
was raised in a barn. The sad
lis that I was raised in a barn, and
time I hear an ass bray it makes
Tho Speedier Way.
?imply couldn't help it. He was
rule, if not too sleepy, he could
irough a shave in about thirty
linutes. But today, after only
?n hours' sleep, he appeared even
sluggish than ever. As he ap
Ithe lather to his customer's
his brush lingered haltingly, as
loath to leave the stubby chin
:h it was being applied,
lustomer was a patient man and
this fer a considerable while,
last his patience began to ooze?
interrupted a forty winks' in
rlth a cough.
lad," he suggested, "Aa've an
fold your hand, keep tha brush
aa'M wag ma head for ye!"
[mg Things Hum In Rome.
lomans had three recognized
of applauding-the bombus,
rices and the testae. The word
did not carry any allusion to
tes. On the contrary, this form
inse was the most decorous, in
ns it consisted merely of a
lg or buzzing noise. Thus in a
lie Ronans were the first "to
igs lum" in a public assem
Ihe bombus was not the chief
the Romans had to offer in the
applause. The imbrices meant
stration made with the hollow
mds. The testae meant the
j together of the flat portions of
?ds. From this we may con
it the Romans clapped, but
no certainty on this point
Shabby Coat Collar,
ften the collar of a coat oe
|look shabby -when the coat
good order, and it is won
nat a difference a thorough
will make. First take a
:lean cloth and dip it in spir
krpentl;ie and rub the collar
?ly with lt Leave it for ten
then :-ub it again with the
le and scrape it carefully to
}ny loese dirt Next sponge
with a little alcohol and
|ing it until lt is dry. Hang
in airy place for an hour or
ft will look as good as new.
How lt Was.
lieft to her?"
ie ls the author of a book
lints to Beautiful Women.' "
Ime all the beautiful women
ntry purchased it?"
all the plain women did!"
Rite and a Wrong.
?," remarked the professor,
Ite practiced by the an
[chelorhood," interrupted a
forty, 'ls a wrong practiced
lern."- Boston Transcript
[arkins, where have you
look like a wreck."
My twin brother and I
rel, and I hired a bruiser to
The bellow mixed us up,
\e a lot of girls who don't
to gel: married."
jsed to several."-Cleve
rness to be nobly descend
less to have so much mer
iy inquires whether we
?LD PRESSING CLUB,
inform the public that I
equipped than ever to I
|g and cleaning of all
me make your old suit |
?new. We take especial
ssing ladies skirts. Send
a specialty of cleaning
ting hats, both felt and
Ring Phone No. 35
;nd for the clothes.
tVallaee Harris, Prop.
The Goose Tower.
In the early years of the fourteenth
century the "free cities"-Hamburg,
Lubeck and Bremen-sent a delegation
of seventy-seven members to King
Valdemar to demand Increased rights
and privileges in their trade -with Den
mark. The delegates were not very
respectful In their language and de
meanor, and the king, who was at
Yordlngb.org, told them they acted like
a drove of geese and clapped them
into priscn in the tower, telling them
they would stay there until they learn
ed better manners. Over the heavy
tower door the king put up a stone
with the inscription:
Sieben und siebentes Hause:
Sieben und siebente? Ganse;
Ware nicht so viele Hause
Hat Ich auch nicht so viele Ganse.
Translated this reads: "Seventy
seven houses and seventy-seven geese.
If there were not so many houses I
would not have so many geese."
On top of the tower, which still
stands solid and strong, was placed a
big gilt goose, with neck outstretched
as if it were hissing.
The Jerboa and the Melons.
An odd fact relative to a little Afri
can melon is thus related by an offi
cial of Khartum:
The jerboa or kangaroo rat is found
in considerable numbers in places miles
and miles away from any water or
even dew, and 1 was at a loss to un
derstand how these little animals could
exist through the ten months of
drought It appears, however, that
after the scanty rains a small wild
melon of bitter taste, but full of juice,
flourishes in the desert. The jerboa,
as soon as the melon is ripe, bites off
the stem and proceeds to dig away
the sand under the melon, so that lt
gradually sinks below the level ot the
ground. The constant wind soon cov
ers it with six to eight inches of sand,
which protects lt from the scorching
sun and from drying up. When all
other moisture has evaporated the jer
boa goes to his larder and drinks the
juice of the melon till the rains come
on again. One jerboa will bury as
many as forty of these little melons
to last him through the dry season.
In some respects the automobile is
the mo?t marvelous machine the world
has yet seen. It can go anywhere at
any time, floundering through two feet
of snow, ford any stream that isn't
deep enough to drown out the mag
neto, triumph over mud axle deep,
jump fences and cavort over plowed
ground at fifteen miles an hour. It
has been used with brilliant success in
various kinds of hunting, including
coyote coursing on the prairies of Col
orado, where it can run all around the
broncho, formerly in favor, since it nev
er runs any risk of breaking a leg in
a prairie dog hole. Educated automo
biles have been trained to shell corn,
saw wood, pump water, churn, plow,
and, in short, do anything required of
them, except figure out where the con
sume** gets off under the tariff law.
The Word "Gaiters."
Episcopal gaiters cannot date from a
very remote antiquity. The very word
"gaiters" is almost a newcomer to the
language. Johnson's Dictionary does
not recognize its existence. It does not
occur before 17C0, and even in 1802 a
military dictionary had to define it as
"a sort of spatterdashes." "Gu?tre,"
however, the French original, goes
back at least to the fifteenth century,
and the origin of that is lost, though
etymologists compare all sorts of
words in all sorts of languages, includ
ing an old German word for a baby's
christening cloth. The one certainty is
that gaiters has nothing to do with
gait in spite of the punning line In the
"Rejected Addresses"-"Lax in their
gaiters, laxer in their galt"-London
The Self Sacrifice of Fadzeau.
A fine historical dog story is recalled
by Mr. Edwin Noble in "The Dog Lov
er's Book." The incident is connected
with the flight of William Wallace to
the mountains after Erneslde, accom
panied by only sixteen followers,
among whom was one named Fad
zeau. When the baying of the blood
hounds was heard announcing the
coming of the English Fadzeau refused
to go any farther, affecting weariness,
and Wallace, suspecting him of traitor
ous intentions, killed him. When the
English came up the hounds stayed
upon the dead body and refused to fol
low beyond the stains of blood.
He Beat Her.
A woman said to the railway sta
-tlon ticket agent angrily:
"Look here, slr, I've been standing
before this window twenty-five min
The agent a gray, withered little
man, answered gently:
"Ah, madam, I've been standing be
hind it twenty-five years."
Brown-Do yon believe in the theory
of evolution? Black-Sure thing. For
six years a young fellow named Jones
has been calling on my daughter, and
today she became Mrs. Jones.-Jhdge.
Fred-I proposed to Miss Dingley
last night Joe-Don't believe I 'know
her. Is she weM off? Fred-Yes, I
guess so. She refused me.-Stray
Bacon-Have you and your wife sim
ilar tastes? Egbert-I think so. I
don't believe she likes her cooking
Moderation ls the silken string run
ning through the pearl chain of all vir
Kicked by a Mad Horse.
Samuel J ?ireh, of Beetown, "Wis.1
had a most narrow escape from
losing his leg, as no doctor could
heal the frightful sore that develop
ed, but at last Bucklen's Arnica
Salve cured it completely. Its the
giv test healer of ulcers, burns,
boils, eczema, scalds, cutii, corns,
cold-sores, bruises and piles on
earth. Try it. 25c at Penn <fc Hol
stein, W E Lynch & Co., B Tim
E. J. NORRIS, Agent
Edgefield, 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
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See Insurance Reports
"HAS THE STRENGTH OF GIBRALTAR."
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FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
Stewart & Kernaghan
. ?WI am better supplied than ever before
to suit you in wagons, buggies and car
riages. We sell the celebrated Studekak
cr wagons and carry a full line of sizes.
We have a large assortment of buggies in
Brookway, Summers, Columbus and oth
ers. Come in and see what we have. Our
harness department is well stocked with sin
gle and double wagon and buggy harness.
Can suit any purse.. Full stock of Furni
ture. We buy in large quantities direct
from manufacturers and can make close
prices. Full assortment of house furnish
ings of all kinds. We carry a full line of
stoves. Buy your wife a new stove and
make her happy. It will surprise you how
cheap we can sell you a good stove.
In this as in aU other departments ve can supply any rea
sonable demand. We cany a full line of sizes both in cheap
coffins and higher priced cases. Our hearse responds to all
calls, either day or night
G. P. COBB, Johnston, S. C.
Can You Telephone
If you could telephone your veterinary like
this Farmer in case of sickness or accident to yor
live stock, you could probably save the life o'
valuable animal. Every Farmer should be e
pared for such emergencies.
The telephone costs very little. Why not
put one on your Farm ?
Our free booklet gives all the details. Write
for it today. Address
J, Farmers Line Department
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE tl
& TELEGRAPH COMPANY \
South Pryor SI., Atlanta, Ga.
JAS. S. BYRD.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Office over Post-Offioe.
AH. CORLEY, Surgeon
. Dentist. Appointments
at Trenton on Wednesdays.
Crown and Bridge werk a
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C.
Office over Farmers Bank Building
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.
CALHOUN A. MAYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Buster Brown hosiery mill has
Rives Bros. of our town as their
agents and from the number of pairs
they sold last week guarantee for
four months is worthy of note.
Anyone needing my services as
coroner can reach me by telephone,
ot any message left with Mr. W. H.
Powell at Edgefield will be prompt
ly sent to me.
J. Erve Holmes,
Coroner E. Co
I have a yard of Bar
red Plymouth Rocks and
a yard of White-faced
ly first-class chickens.
15 EGGS FOR $1.00
Leave orders at store
of W. W. Adams & Co.
and I will promptly send
the eggs to their Tstore
The White-faced' Black Spanish
are among the best layers. Try
them as well as the Barred Kock
C. A. NICHOLSON,
R. F. D. No, 3, Edgefield, S. C.
We can make you a nuit to order
from $25.00 up write us for samples,
F. G. MERTINS, Augusta, Ga.
New Spring Stock Now
We are showing the largest stock of spring
clothing, shoes, hats and men's furnishings
that we have ever bought. Don't you need a
spring suit? Now is the ;ime to buy while you
have a wide range of styles and sizes to select
?rom. Our gairaents are stylish, thoroughly
dependable and very reasonable in price. We
buy from only the best manufacturers.
Very large stock of men's shoes and oxfords-made by Crossett of Boston, and
g Selz-Schawb & Co., of Chicago. All leathers
jjf in latest style lasts. We stand behind every
* pair. Our spring hats are new and nobby. Come
in to see them. Large stock of underwear,
jj I hosiery and neckwear. We can please you in
! all lines.
DORN & MIMS
BUGGIES AND WAGONS
We take this means of saying to
our friends and public that we have
added a full line of high class ve
hicles and harness that, we expect
to handle in connection with our
stock business. Will carry Brock
way, Colonial, Ratterman & Luth
and others. Also a full line of
Our motto: "Everything guar
anteed to be as represented*"
Wilson & Cantelou
Sa . ?
Fertilizer Materials and Fertilizers Ready
Mixed for 1911
Fifteen cents cotton, dollar corn, two hundred and
fifty dollar mules, have taught our farmers that they
must fertilize their crops or quit the race.
We are now ready to supply our trade with fertil
izers manufactured only by the most reputable man
13 per cent phosphate
14 per cent phosphate
16 per cent phosphate
Roy s ter's Goods
Georgia Chemical WorkslGoods
American Agricultural Chemical Co's* goods
Columbia Guano Co's, goods.
Cotton Seed meal, Kainit^ Nitrate of Soda, Top Dressing, Muriate of Potash. Call
on Mr. R. C, Padgett, or Mr. A. E, Padgett.
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