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ONE GOOD CIGAR IS WASTED
Man in Arkansas Failed in His At
tempt to Bribe Agent Into Giv
ing Him Lower Berth.
/ "bo you know what time the next
'train will pass through here going
?north?" asked a man who had been
.compelled to stay over night In a
small town in Arkansas.
There will be one in about twenty
minutes," replied the ticket agent
"Bully! Do you ever smoke?"
"Here's a cigar that I bought in Dal
las. You can't get anything like it in
this town. I th'nk you'll enjoy it.
They charge 17 cents apiece by the
thousand for that brand."
"Thanks. I'm afraid it may spoil
my taste, hut 1*11 take a chance on it,
Junt tho same."
"Say, can you fix me out with a
lower berth for St Louis?"
"I can telegraph to have one re
eeiTed for you on the train that
panses through here at 5:30 tomorrow
"No, no; I Want to go on the train
that's coming noy. Can't you fix me
out on that one?"
"Nope. I'm very sorry I can't do
"Oh, '?.'?me on! you can arrange it
? "No, it's impossible."
1 "Well, 111 have to fix it with the
conductor, then, I suppose."
"You won't be able to get a berth
'1 won't, eh! You watch me. There's
a Bleeper on the train, Isn't there?"
"What! No sleeper? What kind of
trains do you run on this line, any
"Well, this one that's coming is a
?week, and always has done it on Mon
day morning, but last Monday he
kicked. He says it's an eight-day
clock, and, by George, he's going to
let the blamed thing run eight days
hereafter without touching lt! Saves
him six windings in a year. You'd
think, to hear him rant about it, that
.ho's the first man wbo ever found that
out Some men are so peculiar."
"No," said Mrs. Selldom-Holme;
"they're all alike. My husband feeds
the; chickens on the same plan."
First Country Sheriff-Is he an
actor with a following.
Second Country Sheriff-He had
about 200 following last night
Not for the Cook After All.
"Madam, I have an attachment for
"Well, call after nine o'clock, and go
to the rear door."
"But that is after working hours."
"I know it. We do not permit court
ing in the kitchen until after working
hours, my good man."
"Courting nothing! I ain't no police
man! This is an attachment for the
stove, an' she bald you told her to or
I Something Serious the Matter.
"Doctor, I've come to see you a'
my wife. I'm afraid there's
thing serious tho matter wit*
'Tm sorry to hear that
"Why, the o'*\er d.
out of town, she had o^
to my office, and there she
eral letters marked 'private' ..
-1 '-'-^ aass ' i
WORLD'S LARGEST BAKERY.
! The largest bakery In the world ls
located In Essen. Prussia, the home
of the great Krupp gun factory. It is
a vast building in which 70 workmen,
divided into two shifts, work night
and day. Everything is done by ma
chinery. A screw turns unceasingly
a kneading trough, into which are
poured some water and ten sacks of
flour of 200 pounds each. This ma
chine makes about 40,000 pounds of
bread each day in the shape of 25,000
small loaves and 25,000 large loaves,
produced by 230 sacks of flour of 200
pounds each. All the operations of
breadmaking are performed in this
colossal bakery. The wheat arrives
there, ls cleaned, ground, and brought
automatically to the kneading trough
by a series of rising and descending
pipes. There are 36 double ovens,
and the workmen who watch over the
baking of the bread earn from 8 to 10
cents an hour, making an average ot'
90 cents a day for ll hours on duty.
They have coffee an4 bread free, also
the use of a bathroom, for they are
required to keep themselves spot
lessly clean, and must wash their
hands eight times a day.
TOWN WITH NO TAXES.
In Sweden there is a town named
Orson. They have a street railway
system there, but it costs the inhabit
ants nothing to ride. They pay no
taxes. They have free libraries and
free schools. Orson is a very happy
and contented community, and all be
cause a generation or two ago the mu
nicipal authorities planted a forest for
the benefit of the town. That forest
is intelligently conserved and will
doubtless be earning money when all
of the present Inhabitants are dead
and gone, and when their grandchil
dren are no more. Conservation is
not a new thing except In this coun
try. No man nor any nation is so rich
that he or it can afford to be prodi
gal of wealth. We may not be able
to support this government by means
of national forests, but it is evident
that unless we take some measures to
prevent deforestation, we are going to
be in a miserable plight before another
century is past.
GROWING TEA FOR EMPEROR.
It has been asserted that an ordi
nary tea drinker would not recognize
the beverage if given a cup brewed
from the leaves that afford solace to
the imperial family of China, cer
tainly if extraordinary care can
change (he flavor of a thing the im
perial tea must be at least, different.
? All tea Intended for use by the im
p?rial household is raised in a gar
dpn RurrniiTidert hv A hi?h stone wall.
well as gloves.
THE BICYCLE IN ENGLAND.
It is believed that the largest em
ployer in the world of the bicycle is
the British postmaster-general. He
has in his department at present 11,
400 of them, about one-half of which
are used by the rural-delivery car
riers. Each bicycle averages 10,000
miles of travel a year, making more
than 110,000,000 miles in the aggre
gate, or 17,000,000 miles farther than
the distance from the earth to the
sun. Tte life of the post office bicy
cle aveii-ge. four and a half years
and that of a tire about nine months.
Except for improvements in brakes,
c?.??ge speed gears and other details,
the design of the bicycle has re
mained unaltered for ten years.
1 THE RUS8IAN GIANT. *?j
Since Its defeat by Japan, Russia
has not affected the imagination of
the world with quite the sense of hid
den power that it conveyed before,
but those who stt?dy Its recent statis
tics find that it is the same giant
still. In the last thirteen years the
population of the ampire has in
creased by 33,000,0t j, which is 3,000,
?00 more than the United States has
gained In 20 years. The census of
1909 gives the empire, Including Si
beria, 160,100,000 inhabitants, of
whom 116,500,000 dwell in European
Russia. Its agricultural progress is
not less remarkable.
TOYS OF LONG AGO.
In the nursery of a newly-excavat
ed house at Behnesla, Egypt, a fairly
well preserved rag doll was found
with anns and legs still intact, and
painted face. The doll is by no means
a beauty, and does not compare with
the dolls of today, but, nevertheless,
it must have brought Joy to a little
girl's heart nearly 2,000 years ago..
The jointed dolls of long ago were
made to sit down, stand up, and move
. their arms, but they didn't close their
eyes or squeak "mamma." Among
the toy dogs, horses and donkeys are
some made of stone and baked clay,
and others carved out of wood.
Fortunes have been Bunk in corona
. tion toys; but many speculators will
">t their money back with liberal in
"t. Of a certain very popular ar
* this kind more than 2,000,000
sold, and the inventor-a
* another toy, made ?28,
ney." One of
.?nted by a
manuracturer ot BUT;h zs^gz. >,
he conceived the idea of lt he was so
Bure it would "gp" that he decided not
to try it tentatively, but to turn out
a large quantity before offering one for
sale. So he kept making.it'till he had
a stock of 2,000,000!
He then engaged a few score aliens
and had them taught, parrot-fashion,
several phrases of English. As soon as
they were "letter perfect," out they
were sent with absolutely "the latest
novelty," which proved, as the manu
facturer had confidently anticipated,
an enormous success. Incredible as lt
may seem, it ls none the less a fact
that in ten. days considerably more
than a million were sold.-London
LEGEND OF THE PHOENIX.
According to ancient writers, the
phoenix was a bird of great beauty
about the size of an eagle. Only one
of these birds could live at a time,
but Its existence covered a period of
500 or 600 years. When its life drew
to a close the bird built for itself a
funeral pyre of wood and aromatic
spices, with its wings fanned the pyre
into a ?ame, and therein consumed
itself. Prom the ashes a worm was
produced out of which another
phoenix was formed, having all the
vigor of youth. The first care of the
new phoenix was to solemnize its par
ent's obsequies. For that purpose it
made a ball of myrrh, frankinscence,
and other fragrant things. At Heliop
olis, a city in lower Egype, there was
a magnificent temple dedicated to the
Bun. To this temple the phoenix
would carry the fragrant ball and
burn lt on the altar of the sun as a
sacrifice. The priests then examined
the register and found that exactly
500 years or exactly 600 years had
elapsed since that same ceremony
bad taken place.
The dahlia is a flower that is almost
sacred to Scandinavians. When the
tate Senator Dolliver was speaking to
a Swedish settlement from the rear of
a Pullman car a bunch of dahlias was
handed to bim, and he bowed his
thanks, while the crowd roared its ap
plause for the orator and for the bou
quet "What kind of flowers are
these?" inquired Senator Dolliver of
Senator Clapp of Minnesota. "Amer
ican Beauties, I guess," replied Sena
tor Clapp. Dolliver knew better than
that, so he hastily thanked the people
for their attention, applause and splen
did flowers. When they met In Wash
ington after the campaign Senator Dol
liver said to the Minnesota man:
"Clapp, you would have had me mob
bed If I hadn't been prudent. If I had
called these dahlias American Beau
ties those Swedes would have been for
killing me." "Yes," said Sei>^r Clapp,
"they are good people and generally
do the right thing."
In the recent discussion before the
Royal society in London of the phe
nomenon of "trichromie vision," the
case of a scientist, know n for his re
searches In electrical i once, was
described. When looking at the bright
and greenish violet the blue perts as
he sees them. In testing witi colored
yarns, the wool changed color to him
when contrasted, although a normal
sighted person saw no difference.
These facts show how different our
favorite color may possibly appear to
some of our friends.
A Danish legend about the cuckoo
is very curious. It relates that when,
in the early spring time, ils voice ls
first heard in the woods every village
girl kisses her hand, and asks the
question, "Cuckoo, cuckoo, when shall
I be married?" And the old people,
borne down with age and rheumatism,
ask, "Cuckoo, cuckoo, when shall 1
be released from this world's cares?"
The bird, in reply, continues to sing
"Cuckoo!" And, as many times as he
sings they count one year to the ful
filment of their desires. This is the
funniest thing about the legend. It
is said that the poor bird has so
many questions put to her that, be
fore she realizes lt, the building sea
son has gone by, and she ls forced to
put her. eggs into the hedgesp?rrow's
WORKING FOR EUROPEAN TRIP
Young Lady Laya Plans to Get Father
to 8end Her'Abroad to Over
2 "Good evening," he began.
f "O, hello," answered she. "Let's
see, I accepted you last night, did I
"You certainly did," he came back.
"And the night before that you re
fused me. You ought to be careful
about those dates and npt get 'em
"Well," she decided, "suppose you
try again, and make it the best two
out of three."
"I will not. I told you I'd die if
you refused me."
"But you didn't"
"No. I wanted to live long enough
to propose again. You are the only
girl I ever loved."
"I believe it-you'd never spring
that old chestnut if you'd ever had any
experience. But what does your love
amount to, anyhow?"
"It's overdrawn my salary for six
"O, you're Just hateful, and I never
want to speak to you again. So there's
no use your following me into the
next room, because I won't be there.
I'll be in the library, over by the bay
"O, that's where I'm to come? Say,
if you don't love me, why do you en
courage me to keep on calling?"
"I'll tell you the truth. It's BO papa
-J? i YOU. and will
sena ea ->n a inp to europe to over
Porker-What did you run for?
Rooster-Well, you see, I am nat
urally a little hit chicken-hearted.
Think lt Over. *
"You must not rock the baby at all/'
says the grave physician.
"But I think an old-fashioned cradle
is so cunning, and besides the gentle
motion gets the baby to go to sleep
without crying for an hour," says the
"Yes, but that rocking motion ls
very injurious upon the child's brain.
The constant swaying really damages
its mind.** .
"Yes; madam V
"When you were a little baby they
still used cradles,.'didn't they?"
"Certainly. That waa before sci
ence had determined so many of
At the Wedding.
BtoilgerB went to a wedding recep
tion and found himself crowded in a
corner with a stout lady.
"Beastly crowd," said Stodgera.
"Wedding receptions are such a bore.
I came only because I promised the
bride. Nice little thing. Rather sweet,
but tiresome. Bridegroom looks like
a horrid bounder. Don't know him* do
"Yes," replied the stout lady, 'Tm
"How unfortunate!" stammered
Stodgera, with an attempt at a smile.
"Of course I must have got him mixed
with his younger brother."
And then he struggled back through
the crowd and went home.
"I want you to subscribe something
to the fund we are raising for the
purpose of giving Senator Bunk a
grand reception when he comes home
from Washington. How much shall
we put you down for?"
"Nothing? Why you must admit that
Senator Bunk has made a great rec
ord in cortgresB. He has succeeded in
making himself one of the leaders of
the most dignified deliberative body
.Tes, but he's got all the offices at
his disposal filled, so what's the u??"
of corn o
parts of th
than in the
can read tl
\ V V.V S -N ? N X ?
"Oh, father," exclaimed the beauti
ful girl, after they had left the ship,
"there was one thing you didn't de
clare. I'm afraid the customs officers
will get after you unless you hurry
back and pay duty on it."
"What do you mean? I declared
everything we have in our trunks."
"I know. But that cold you have
you brought lt from Europe, you
"lt must be awfully dull living in a
town of this size. What do you ever
do for excitement?"
"Dull? Say, you don't know what
you're talkln' about I don't believe
there's been a minute flurin' the past
year when we haven't had some kind
of a church scandal goln' on."
One Wife's Way.
"Does your wife a3k you for things
she knows you cannot afford?"
"She hasn't asked me for a thing
since we were married."
"Great! How do you manage it 7"
"When she wants a thing she does
inot ask me, she tells me." _j
Thc Tsh?uu lii-j ...v?i1..cuiu?:m oe sp
clent Jewish oral, or unwritten, law,
as distinguished, from the Pentateuch,
or written, law. Its origin ls coeval
with the return of the Jewish people
from the Babylonian captivity, 536 B.
C. Its compilation In nebrew was be
gun by the scribes, and by their suc
cessors the work was carried on till
220 B. C. The Talmud is a combina
tion of prose and poetry and contains
two elements, legal and legendary. Its
morality resembles that of the New
Testament, and its philosophy Kimlnds
us very forcibly of that of th? great
Plato.-New York American.
A Fresh Egg.
An English food expert, said in a re
cent lecture: j
"The secret of health ia two nuals
a day with an ' occasional fast But
people won't avail themselves of ibis
superb secret It is too unpleasant
like the fresh egg. A gentleman, aft
er cutting the top off a soft boiled egg,
summoned the waiter and said:
M "Walter, take this egg back to the
kitchen, wring its neck, and grill it for
Thought lt Was a Joke.
The Colonel-And you actually as
sert that you want to marry my
daughter? Fusby-Y-yes. The Cole
nel (staring at him unpleasantly)
You know I am English. Fusby
Y-yes, sir. The Colonel-Well, it's go
ing to take me several years to see the
point of your little joke. Good day
to you.-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"I don't feel well." said one clerk to
another as he took off his coat in the
office. "Tlie trouble with me ls that I
haven't slept as I ought. I don't feel
well unless I've slept." "That's the
.ame way with me." said his col
league. "In fact, I think I feel best
nf ni) wh^n I'm sound ?isleo??!"
raffed by the success oi
give additional stimu]
ty, The Advertiser will
irmer who grows the gi
n one acre of land duri
ield county who grows
)f corn on one acre dui
going prizes are offered une
ated restrictions. The com
ilize it as they please and ct
? requirement is made: The
I not composed of two or m
ie farm. The area planted i
s for measurement of the la
) past contests, and will not
will be published in several
lem and become familiar wi
will be awardei
Can Yon Telephone
If you could telephone your veterinary like
this Farmer in case of sickness or accident to your
live stock, you could probably save the life of a
valuable animal. Every Farmer should be pre
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
"; Fanners line Department
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
& TELEGRAPH COMPANY
Soutn Pryor St., Atlanta, Ga.
SALE and |_IVERY
Plum Branch, S. C.
I desire to notify the public that I bave jast re
ceived a large shipment of Tennessee mules that are
strictly first class, and my prices are right. Also let
me supply your needs for horses that are high class in
every respect. We want our friends to know that
we are conducting a first class sale, trade and livery
stable. If I haven't got what you want, I will order
it for you. Call te see me and inspect my ?stock be
J. R. & R. L. BOOIE,
Plum Branch, ... South Carolina
LUL v/v anty
: last year's corn contest and in
lus to the production of corn in
conduct another corn contest
Fifteen dollars in Gold Coin
will be given the Edgefield
reatest number of bushels on
ng the year 1911.
i# Ten dollars in Gold Coin
will be given the farmer
the second largest number of
ring the year 1911.
onditionally and without embarrassing
testants can plant their corn when they
iltivate by whatever system they please
i acre must be in one continuous plot of
ore rich spots selected from different
nust NOT be less than one acre.
nd and corn next fall will be more rigid
only be printed on the judge's certifl
l issues of the paper, so that everybody
Gold this Year
d at the Countv Fair.