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EDGEFIELD, 8. cT
BRIEF NEWS NOTES
FOI! THE BUSY MAN
WOST IMPORTANT EVENT8 OF
THE PAST WEEK TOLD IN
CON 'JENSED FORM.
WORLD'S NEWS EPITOMIZED
Comp?ete Review of Happenings Of
i Greatest Interest From AU
Parts of World.
Fortress avenue runs off of Buena
Bankers and cotton men, in New
York are skeptical as to the practica
bility of the plan approved by the re
cent conference of Southern govern
nors for handling the cotton crop with
the assistance of an unnamed foreign
syndicate. The plan ls for the pur
chase of about two million bales of
the cotton crop and its warehousing
at central points for distribution when
cotton prices have been put back to
satisfactory levels. It is declared by
financial experts that if the scheme is
to follow the lines more or less suc
cessfully established by Brazil in
financing its surplus coffee crop, it
would be necessary for- the foreign
bankers to have credit of the cotton
growing states behind their loan as
well as the cotton itself as collateral.
Urging the holding of every availa
ble bale of cotton until September 1,
1912, if necessary, for a price of 13
rents per pound and the reduction of
the acreage nexfc year to not exceed
ing 60 per cent of the areable lands
of the farmers, telegrams were dis
patehd from the office of E. J. Wat
son, president of the Southern Cotton
congress, to each commissioner of ag
riculture and each state president of
fanners' unions in the states through
out the cotton belt. The plans aim
to effect an immediate belt-wide re
tirement of cotton from the market
and follows an action taken by the
farmers' convention here last night
That the price of cotton has at last
touched rock bottom, and will begin
rising again soon, is the opinion of
Gov. Hoke Smith, who has just re
turned from a trip to New York after
attending the meeting of the board j
of trustees of the Peabody fund. Ac
cording to the governor, the opinion
ls gaining ground ia northern and
eastern financial circles that there is
not going to be any moro cotton on
the market until the price goes up,
and that Southern growers have de
-4enabie4 to hold the staple until bet
ter prices prevail.
Seven masked" naen boarded the
--Tvesfoira express train on the Rock
Island railroad at Bridge Junction,
Ark., opposite Memphis, bound the
express messenger and blew up the
safe, taking $200,000 from the United
States Express company, admitted
that there was not less than half a
million dollars in the express safe on
the train shipped from Memphis banks
to smaller banks in Arkansas between
Memphis and Little Rock and New-j
The farmers of the South must
wLhhoid from the market every re
maining bale of the present season's
crop of cotton and follow this with a
concerted and binding arrangement to
reduce next season's cotton acreage
at least 25 per cent, if they hope to re
store the South great level and re
trieve thc losses sustained by reason
ot the present low prices! This is
the plan which the conference of the
Southern governors adopted at its Nt v
' Orleans session to secure immediate
relief from the depression in the price
of the staple.
When final arrangements for the
state meeting of Alabama Confederate
veterans were concluded, announce
ment was made by Col. John B.
Fuller, chairman of the program com
mittee, that a feature of the conven
/ tkm would be the unveiling of a
bronze memorial tablet commeorating
the secess'on of Alabama from the
x Union. The ceremony will take place
in the rotunda of the capitol. The
tablet is the gift of the Ladies' Me
The report of the discovery of ex
tensive deposits of potash in America
has attracted general attention In
Germany and has bee.i "commented
?upon by all the papers. The Tageblatt
says that the discovery is the first
fruits of German's short-sighted pol
icy toward America, and says that it
will be equally easy for the United
States to manipulate its tariff so as
to ' exclude German fertilizers now
that a home supply is available.
Goats milk is the latest remedy for
the drink habit Dr. Adelaide Abbott,
superintendent of the department ol
health and heredity of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, declares
that it is a specific.
Connecticut Democrats will presenl
Governor Baldwia for their party's
Criticism of the rctivities of the Ro
man Catholic church in the United
States was made in a report adopted
by tho fall council of the general con
terence committee of Seventh Day Ad
ventists in session at Washington
Mrs. Lena Cohen, who was founc
guilty in New York of conspiracy tc
ship girls for Immoral purposes, wat
sentenced to five years' imprisonmenl
in the woman's prison at Auburn
President Taft has designated
Thursday, November 30, as Thanks
One hundred and fifty women ant
children and 150 other civilians wen
killed in the Italian bombardment ol
Benghaszi, Tripoli, by thc Italian war
ships on Thursday, October 19, ac
cording to advices received from th?
British consul there.
A package containing 143 counter
feited $10 bank notes was found bur
ied beneath a tree on an island in
Jackson Park, Chicago. The bills
were recovered after a confession
Lom Albert Leon. Leon was said to
be a Russian political refugee and
the head of a successful counterfeit
ing outfit For months notes of this
denomination have been circulated in
the West They were made in a log
cabin at Nootka Island, off the coast
of British Columbia
In a great amphitheater formed by
the broad expanse of the Hudson riv
er, the towering shore of Manhattan,
the precipitous Palisades of New Jer
sey and a cloud-flecked sky, an awe
some marir?-) spectacle was staged,
when Secretary Meyer of the navy in
spected the most opwerful fleet of
fighting ships evor assembled in
American waters. Ninety-nine in all,
they lay at anchor gay with colors,
in six great divisions, seven miles
in length. This line the secretary
With the suicide of Prince Chun,
the Chinese regent hourly expected,
"in atonement to his ancestors for his
error of statesmanship;" with the
likelihood of the entire imperial anny
of the North rising in mutiny against
the Manchu dynasty, following the
resignation of the cabinet, as an im
minent possibility and with the South
ern provinces menaced by a general
slaughter by . the Manchu princes
threatening the lives of millions, Chi
na faced the direst period of her
China's national assembly voiced
gratification over edicts issued by the
throne and expressed belief that the
situation in China would be improved
if the throne's promises were fulfilled.
However, it is doubtful if the edicts
will have the effect of halting the rev
olution. The edicts make a complete
capitualtion to the demands of the na
tional assembly and even go so far as
to offer extravagant praise to the reb
els for bringing about the great re
forms which are promised.
Rev. Clarence V: T. Richeson, pas
tor of Immanuel Baptist church, Cam
bridge, Mass., was Indicted on five
counts, charging murder in the first
degree by the Suffolk county grand
jury, for the alleged poisoning, on Oc
tober 14, of his former sweetheart,
Miss Avis W. Linnell of Hyannis,
Mass. The grand jury reported their
finding to the superior criminal court
after hearing more than thirty wit
nesses during four days. It is under
stood that the jurors were unanimous
in adopting the indictment
Mrs. Louise Vermilya of Chicago
was formallv charged with murder of
Policeman Arthur Bissonette by poi
soning hin with arsenic, following the
report of toxicologists who had exam
ined the viscera of the dead roomer at
the widow's home. Coroner Hoffman
announced that he will have exhum
ed the ladies of at least two of the
other eight persons who have died in
her home during the past eighteen
years. Mrs. Vermilya is critically ill
One brokerage firm suspended, and
another transferred for trades to
avoi'l going to the wall when the
heavy holders of wheat poured their
holdings into Chicago trade channels
to clear decks, in common belief for
the threatened inspection by Federal
authorities on a hunt for possible
wheat corners. The suspended firm,
a small one, was that of Sam Finney.
Bringle & Wing got under cover by
transfer of trades when the call for
margins went out.
The town of Thelma, 18 miles south
of San Antonio, Texas, was practically
destroyed and two persons were in
jured and damage the amount of which
has not been estimated, was done to
crops by a tornado which swept the
country about Thelma, according to
news received here. According to re
ports of the storm received, resi
dences, barns and other outhouses, the
small business structures and school
houses were wrecked, the debris being
scattered in the wake of the wind.
President Taft surprised a large
audience at a dinner In Chicago of the
Hamilton club by what most of his
hearers construed as an admission of
the possibility of Republican defeat
in the coming national election. He
was speaking to what had promised
to be an unusually enthusiastic audi
ence of Republicans. Those present
hastened to ascribe the president's
utterances to weariness after his long
tour of speechmaking and especially
after the three days* hard "campaign"
President Taft got back to Wash
ington after an absence of over two
months. It was Just 71 days ago that
the special session of congress came
to an er d and that Mr. Taft left- for
Beverly and the summer white house
by way of Rochester, N. Y., where
he attended the annual G. A. R. en
campment In the time he has been
away, the president has traveled,
counting side trips, almost fifteen
thousand miles, and has visited twen
The proposed plan for reorganiza
tion of the tobacco trust submitted
by the American Tobacco company
and co-defendants to the government's
anti-trust suit was both praised and
condemned before the circuit court
judges of the United States for the
southern district of New York. Attor
ney General Wickersham has filed the
I government answer to the plan, coun
sel for the defendants pleaded with
the court to accept the dissolution
proposal. Independent manufacturers
and dealers and producers of tobacco
unanimously disapproved the plan.
Complete control of all railroads by
the interstate commerce commission
and virtual elimination of the state
commissions, is foreshadowed in au
opinion handed down by the Supreme
court The court held that hereafter
all locomotives, cars of other equip
ment used on any railroad which is
a highway of interstate commerce
must comply with the Federal safety
appliance act The court held that
compliance with Federal law is com
pulsory on all ra'?roads which aro en
gaged in the tran : ortation of persons
or freight from one state to another.
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Harry Swlfton li expecting: a visit from
his fiancee, Lucy Medders, a Quakeress
whom he met In the country. His auto
crashes into another machine containing
.> beautiful woman and a German count
The woman's hat ls ruined. and Harry
escapes. His sister. Caroline, arrives at
his home to' play hostess. Socrates Prim
mer, cousin of Lucy's, arrVres with a
hat Intended as a present for Lucy. Har
ry ts trailed to his home by the Count
abd Mrs. Gen. Biases, who demands her
hat. a duplicate of which she says has
been delivered at Harry's house. She is
In great fear lest her husband hear of
her escapade. Lucy Medders and her
father arrive and the count ls hidden In
ono room and Mr?. Blues in another.
Harry ls forced to do some fancy lying- to
keep Lucy from discovering the presence
of the woman. The milliner. Daphne Daf
flngton, who proves to be an old flame of
Harry's, arrives ?to trace the missing du
plicate hat and more complications en
"No," Harry blundered. "Ifs for
Daphne drew herself up with the
pose of a tragedy queen. j
"Aha!" she enid, in denunciatory
tones. "So you're up to your old
tricks, are you?"
Harry wilted at that, and could
make no sufficient reply.
"Well," Daphne decided, "I'll make
you the hat-on one condition. I'll
get it finished this afternoon, provided
that you and I-Just our two little
selves-shall have one of our old time
cosy, comfy dinners tonight"
Harry was aghast This was too
much. The moro he tried to get out
of his trouble the more new trouniss
were invented for him.
"Daphne," he said, "I-I simply
can't do that"
"Two years ago," Daphne reminded
him, "you would have jumped ?at the
chance to have the dinner, and never
have bothered about the hat"
"I know, but, Daphne, lt is impos
sible. You see, these guests will be
here, and I can't be away when 1
should be entertaining them."
"They won't miss you," Daphne
said, cruelly. "You're not so very en
"I know it-and I'm at my worst to/
day. So," with a hopeful cadence in
his voice, "you get me the hat and
we'll have that little dinner some oth
"No dinner tonight, no hat today."
was Daphne's ultimatum, when from
somewhere in the house came the
voices of Lucy and Carolyn calling to
"Great Scott!" he muttered. -This
thing's getting- worse! They mustn't
see you here."
, "They?" Daphne asked "Who are
"One ls my sister; the other is-the
"Oh, goodness. Harry!" Daphne al
most wept "I didn't mean to get you
into trouble. Hide me, hide me!
Heavens! If there should be any talk
about me-Just when my millinery
business is doing so nicely. You
ought to be ashamed to allow an in
nocent girl to take such chances as
But Harry was hurrying her toward
the library door. At first he had un
consciously started her toward the
other one, but halted, remembering
that Mrs. Blazes was there. He mute
ly directed her to go into the library,
and then said in a hasty whisper:
"Don't pay any attention to the
man in there. Just hide yourself in
there a few minutes, and I'll get the
girls to go back downstairs on some
As the door closed on Daphne he
left the.room and so he did not hear
from the Ubi ar y the voice of the
"Veli, py gracious! Liddle Daphne."
Nor the amazed tones of Daphne as
"Why, Count! What are you doing
For a time there was silence In the
room. Then the door of one room
opened and Mrs. Blazes peered anx
"I wonder why he ls so long getting
that hat" she said to herself.
The door across from her began
to open, and she hurriedly dashed
back and closed her door. The Count
and Daphne came from the library.
"Indeed," Daphne said, "he might
have told me you were in there. Bul
maybe he meant it as a surprise tc
She simpered and peeped roguishly
at the Count
"I hope," the Count said, "it vas a
surprise. To think dot now ve hafJ
"The pleasure is all yours, sweet
noble of teutonic blood," said Daphne
with fine sarcasm.
The Count looked at her with pique
shaking his head mournfully.
"To think!" he sighed. "After al
I spend on you, den you leave mc
vatting for you in such disgraceful
ness on der corner!"
Daphne tried to explain.
"Honest, County," she said, at whlct
pet name he flinched. "Honest Coun
ty, I didn't mean to disappoint you
hut a traveling gentleman I badu'
seen for a long time came through
and as I hadn't seen him for so long
I went to supper with him. You see
the trouble with you and me was th?
way wo talked. Half the time
couldn't understand you and the othei
half you couldn't understand me."
The Count looked at her blankly
Her explanation did not explain at all
"Such a deceitfulness!" he said
"And after I gave you my ring. Hov
da|?vl you keep it?"
The Count's haughty indignattoi
over her having kept his ring wa:
tinctured with a little twinge of con
science over the fact that, separatee
from them by only a thin door, wa:
another lady to whom, that very day
he had 'given a similar ring. Ti.?
Count had the habit of "wishing on" i
ring, as an incident of bis various Air
rm PLOY BY
tations. And no sooner did he wish lt
on then he began to wish it back.
"I didn't keep . your old ring!"
"No. I gave it away to a gentleman
' "Vat!" tba Count asked, In noble
horror. "You gave my beaudiful ring
avay. Ach! To think of lt, mit ali
Its family unt historical significance,
being on der finger of some common
For a moment the very air was
tense between them. The Count
glared st Daphne, and Daphne re
turned his glare with fiery interest
She leaned over until her sharp nose
was within three Inches of his face,
and said to him in raro ry accents:
"Yon can't insult me. I've been in
sulted by experts!*
The Count jumped as though he
had been pricked by .a pin. This set
ting of him down as a nonentity, ac
companied by a sharp snap of the
finger, was a bit more cavalier treat
ment than he had ever received. He
could think of nothing to say In reply.
Daphne, now thoroughly angry, went
"I want you to understand that Gen-'
"Yru gave, my ring to Cheneral
Blazes!" the Count gasped.
"Sure," Daphne replied.
"Mein Gott Im nimmel i"
With one of his rings on the Gen
eral's finger and the other on the
finger of the1 General's wife, the
thought was too much. The Count
dropped limply into a chair and
wagged his head grimly.
"Both rings in der same family!
Ach, Gott!'"he murmured.
Harry hurried into the room, and
stopped in astonishment at sight of
"The idea!" 8he Ejaculated. "I Won't
"Here!" he exclaimed, "you should
n't have come out here. Get back in
the library for a minute and then I'll
let you escape."
Daphne and the Count meekly en
tered the library, and Harry ran to
the door of his bedroom and was
about to open it when he heard Caro
lyn calling him:
"Oh, Harry, where are you?"
Mrs. Blazes, henri np him at her
door, opened it and was now coming;
out, when, to her utter astonishment
he shoved her back into the room
and pulled the door to.
"I'm coming," he called to Carolyn,
and hurried out again.
Simutaneously the door of the li
brary opened, and Daphne emerged.
"The idea!" she ejaculated. "I won't
breathe the same air with that Ger
Then she heard some one approach
ing the room, and consternation seized
her. She looked nervously about for
a place of concealment
"Where can I hide? Where can I
hide?" she welled. '
The voices came nearer, and des
perately she rushed to the door of the
bedroom wherein was Mrs. Blazes.
Opening the door, she dashed in.
With mutual exclamations of recog
nition she and Mrs. Blazes saw each
other. And the door was still trem
bling shut when Lucy and Harry
strolled Into the den.
Sisters In'affliction and adversity.
Mrs. Blazes and Daphne were not mg
lu confiding to each other, in bated
whispers, the reasons for their pres
ence. Daphne's position was one well
calculated to upset her nerves. Out
side were two men with whom she
had "flirted, ode of whom wanted a
ring he had given her and which she
had presented to the husband of the
lady with whom she was talking.
On the other hand, Mrs. Blazes was
not happily situated. Without a per
fect duplicate of her hat she felt that
she could not go home. She could not
leave the room now, to go home, any
And now, locked in with her, was
the only person who could make a
duplicate of ber hat
"What are we to do?" she tearfully
"Be quiet and listen to what goes
on out there," Daphne told her. "Mr.
Swifton ls just as anxious to get us
out as we are to cet out If some
one else doesn't drop in and have to
be hidden. I think he will work il
"Well, If I get out of here undiscov
ered," said Mrs. Blazes, raising ber
hand to wipe away a tear, "I'll never
Daphne's sharp eyes saw a familiar
ring on her floger.
"What a lovely ring, Mrs. Blazes!**
ahe dissimulated. "Did your husband
give lt to you?"
"What? Oh, this ring?" Mrs. Blazes
answered guiltily, folding her other
hand about lt carelessly, io ai to
conceal lt "Oh, no, that's just a ring
that belongs to a friend of mine."
Daphne could not understand it, and
yet she could not ask any more ques
tions. She contented herself with say
ing : "
"I've heard that sometimes rings
brought bad luck."
When Harry and Lucy strolled int?
the den, just after Daphne had sue*,
ceeded in getting Into the room with
Mrs. Blazes, they were followed by
Mr. Medders. Mr. Medders Was find?
lng many things to interest him in
Harry s home. This was the first time
he had ever been where he might
saunter from room to room and ex
amine pictures, books and bric-a-brac
-many of which were of a kind that
were not popular in his own environ
"Oh, Harry," Lucy said /'this ls Just
the most delightful visit!"
"I'm doing everything I can to make
it pleasant for you, and I hope nothing
happens to spoil it" Harry said.
Medders, moving about the den*
stopped at the door of the library.
"What is in there, my boy?" he
asked. "I haven't been in that room
"There?" Harry repeated, nervously.
"Ob, that's just a junk room."
"Thee means a bunk room," Lucy
corrected him, mischievously.
"Yes," Harry said. "It's a Jun)'
"Varily," said Mr. Medders, "a JunT
Breathe the Same Air With That
bunk room must be Interesting."
And before Harry could stop him be
had opened the door and started in?
only to step back and say:
"Why, there is some one in here."
"Is there?" Harry asked, affecting
surprise, hastily trying to think how
big the headlines would he in the
papers the next day.
"Why, who can it be?" Lucy asked
Harry, feeling that all Iras lost still
racked his brain for some half-way
reasonable explanation of the pres
ence, as he thought, of Daphne as
well as the Count, in his library.
"Why, you see," he began, "they
"They"" Medders said. "Thero is
only one man In here."
Harry was lost for language and
bereft of thought when the Count
stalked majestically from the door.
No one else could be seen in the
library. Harry looked swiftly through
the doorway Into every comer of that
room, asking himself: "Where the
dickens has she gone?"
She was no longer'there, that much
was certain. And he turned to see
the Count bowing stiffly to Mr. Med
ders and Lucy. The Count held a
book in his hand, and as his bead
rose from one of his deep bows he
winked earnestly at Harry-a helpful,
friendly wink, which was as though
it said for him not to worry, that the
Count would back him up in any
story he told.
"I beg your pardon," Harry rallied.
"I had quite forgotten the Count Miss
Medders, Mr. Medders, this is the
Count von Fitz."
The Count bowed beautifully, Lucy
courtesied, her father shook th?
Count's hand-and still everything
was not explained.
"And is the gentleman thy Instruc
tor, perhaps?" Medders asked, noting
the book the "Count held, and associat
ing it with the fact that the Count had
been in the library.
Harry fairly bubbled with Joyv at
this helpful suggestion, all uncon
sciously given by Medders.
"Yes," he said, "he is my Germas
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
TO DROP THE PROSECUTION OF
THE CASES OF THE WORKING
AN EXPENSE FOR CHESTER
Th? Action of Solicitor Henry In
Giving Out the Letter Was the Re
sult of a Card Signed by Attorney
W. H. Newbold.
Chester-Solicitor Henry read in
court a letter from Gov. Blease advis
ing him to drop the prosecution of
the Working Man's club cases in the
circuit court, as to prosecuting these
cases, the governor contended, would
only entail a useless expense on Ches
The governor's letter said he had
been reliably informed that when the
Working Man's club cases were set
tled with the city of Chester, by pay
ment of $600, it was with the under
standing that all further prosecution
would be dropped unless the club
should be guilty of further violation
of the dispensary law. The governor
said he believes in prosecution, but
The action of Solicitor Henry In'
giving out the letter of the governor
was the result of a card in a local
paper, signed by W. H. Newbold, at
torney for the Working Man's club,
which took the solicitor to task for
not giving out bills of indictment in
a certain other case and In the club
cases referred to. Mr. Henry ev
plained the former case by stating
that in his opinion the case of the
state is very weak. The accused is
out on bond, and the state's main wit
ness is not able to attend court at
He then took up the Working Man's
club case. This, Mr. Henry stated,
was filed in the clerk's office and only
one witness has been bound over.
Necessarily he was not in position to
give out a bill of indictment or to
proceed with the trial of the case.
Mr. Henry stated further that he
has been told by Mayor Wise that
there wau no agreement made by the
city when settlement was made with
the Working Man's club 'to drop
further prosecution, and that prose
cution in the circuit court ls entirely
Judge Watts, at the conclusion of
Solicitor Henry's remarks, addressed
the grand Jury briefly.
Long Staple to Augusta Exhibit
Columbia.-The South Carolina de
partment of agriculture will send a
long staple cotton exhibit to the Geor
gia-Carolina fair to he held In Augus
ta, Ga., in a few days. This an
nouncement was made by E. J. Wat
son, commissioner of the department,
after the receipt of a letter from
Frank E. Beane, secretary of the
Augusta fair. The full exhibit that
was at the state fair will not be sent
to Augusta because it would be dam
aged in transportation. However,
Commissioner Watson has a duplicate
of the important features of the ex
hibit and this will be sent to the Au
gusta fair. .Duplicate varieties of
Webber, Keenan, Harts ville and Co
lumbia cotton will bc shown in Au
South Carolina Club's New Officers.
Columbia.-At a meeting of the
South Carolina club, held in the of
fices of the chamber of commerce, the
following officers were elected: Chas.
A. Ellis, Columbia, president; T. Jeff
Goodwyn, Columbia, secretary; J. B.
Bell, Columbia, treasurer, and the
following vice presidents: First dis
trict, R. G. Rhett, Charleston; Sec
ond district, J. E. Harley, Barnwell;
Third district, H. H. Evans, New
berry; Fourth district, Perry Beattie,
Greenville; Fifth district, J. L. Irby,
Boykin; Sixth district, Tom C. Ham
er, Bennettsvllle; Seventh district
Walter T. Green, Columbia.
Washington.-An order has been Is
sued for establishing station No. 1
at Laurens at 468 Fleming street, ef
fective November 16. The operations
of this station show that Laurens
is growing.in its postal business
To Hold An Important Meeting.
Sumter.-The Chamber of Com
merce will hold. an Important fall
meeting and smoker during the
month. of November to discuss nu
merous matters of importance to
Sumter and Sumter county, An oys
ter supper will be served and round
table talks will be indulged In and a
kind of "experience meeting" and
"love feast" will be held. It is prob
able that the commission form of gov
ernment for Sumter proposition will
be one of the matters under discus
sion, but this is not definitely settled.
A Most Respected Negro Died.
Chester.-Hampton Stratford, col
ored, died at his home in the west
ern part of the city, after an Illness
of several months. He was one ol
the oldest and most respected ne
groes in the city and many white peo
ple attended his funeral. Stratford
was the body servant of the late Capt,
Edw. Mobley of Rock Hill, during the
whole of the civil war, and Capt
Mobley often spoke of the devotion
and loyalty of his servant. Stratford
was a great admirer of the 6th regi
Chester County Court Convenes.
Chester-The fall term of th(
Court of General Sessions and Com
mon Pleas for Chester county openec
with Judge Richard C. Watts presid
lng. Jiidge Watts' chw,gr to th?,
grand Jury was brief. Vu assumet
that the judges presiding at fh<
spring terms had fully acquainted th?
members oC the grand jury with th
scope and importance of their dutie
and devoted his remarks to congrat
ulating the county upon the excellen
regard for law that it obtains herc
Cures all humors, catarrh and
rheumatism, relieves that tired
feeling, restores the appetite,
cures paleness, nervousness,
builds np the whole system.
Get it today in usual liquid form or
chocolated tablet? called larvata bs.
have been going on for yean, ted
we've been in the barina* lone
enough, we dunk, to nain itt good
a piano for tba prie* as it is passible
Hive yon seen it? It'eacaccompliah
ment of which we ?re proud. Th?
price is reasonable, and yon got all
the Talon yon pay for.
CHAS. M. STIEFF
MANUFACTURER OF THE
Artiitic Stfeff, Shaw aad Stie?
Southern Wart room
5 Weat Trade Street
Charlotte - North Carolina
C H. WILMOTH, Manager
(Mention thia paper)
Restores Gray Hair to Natural Color
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Inrigorateaand pr?venu thebairfrom falling off
Tor Sal. S7 Drouin*, or Snt VLrttX bj
XANTHINE CO., Richmond, Virginia
Price SI Tm Zf.lti tupi. Bo ttl. tic Sta* Ur timiar.
II afflicted with;
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Thompson's Eye Water
W. N. U., CHARLOTTE, NO. 45-1911.
Summoned as Witnesses.
. Whenever Rev. Solon Jefferson
called on Aunt Candace it was her
custom to aet a plate cf gingerbread
before him and then ply him with
what she called " ligious 'spoundin's."
"Wha' fo' does de Lawd send epi
demics into de land?" she asked him
"When folks get so bad dey muet be
removed, some of 'em. Slat' Candace,
den de Lawd permits de coming ob an
epidemic," said Mr. Jefferson, and
took a large bite of gingerbread.
"Uh-b!" said Aunt Candace. "Ef
dat's so, how come de good people
gets removed along wid de bad ones?"
"De good ones are summoned fo'
witnesses," said Rev. Solon, fortified
in spirit and clarified in mind by the
gingerbread, although slightly embar
rassed in hiB utterance. "De Lawd
gibs every man a ?air trial."-Youth's
The guides had a pretty story to
tell as often as they were asked why
the cliffs gave back no sound!
A beautiful Echo (so the story ran)
formerly dwelt in the valley, and had
great fun mocking people who, chanc
ing that way. in any manner broke
the sylvan silence.
But once upon a time a party of
smart women, prompted by the guides
knew not what caprice, sat down in
the immediate neighborhood to enjoy
a game of progressive whist.
"Gee, I give it up!" cried the Echo
thereupon, and in consternation fled
the place, nevermore to return.-Puck.
What Travelers Needed.
A traveler's outfit 300 years ago
was somewhat different from the
present day. In "Touring in 1600,"
by E. S. Bates, the following list la
given: "First among requisites is a
book of prayers and. hymns effective
for salvation without being so pugna*
clous, doctrinally, aa to cause sus
picion. Next, a notebook; a watch,
or a pocket sundial; if a watch, not a
striker, for that warna the wicked
you have cash; a broad-rimmed hat,
gaiters, boots, breeches (aa If bia
friends would let him start without
any!), gloves, shoes, shirts, handker
If? the Red Blood Corpuscles That
Proper Food Makes.
An Ohio woman says Grape-Nuts
food gave her good red blood and re
stored the roses of youth to a com
plexion that had been muddy and
blotchy. She says:
"For 10 years I had stomach trouble
which produced a breaking out on my
face. The doctora gave it a long Latin
name, but their medicines failed to
cure it Along with thia I had fre
quent headaches, nervousness and us
ually pain in my stomach after meals.
"I got disgusted with the drugs,
stopped them and coffee off short, and
quit eating everything bnt fruit and
Grape-Nuts, with Postum for my table
"The headaches, stomach trouble,
and nervous weakness disappeared al
most like magic, which sh D wed that
when the cause was removed and
good food and drink used nature was
ready to help.
"My blood was purified and my com
plexion became like a young girl's,
while my weight was increased from
90 to 120 pounds in a few months
good, solid firm flesh, where lt used
to be soft and flabby.
"I recommended Grape-Nuts and
Postum to one of my friends, who was
afflicted as I had been. She followed
my advice and in a short time was re
stored to complete health and In about
8 months her weight increased from
100 to 148 pounds.
"Our doctor, observing tho effect of
Grape-Nuts and Postum in our cases,
declared, the other day, that he would
hereafter prescribe these food prod?
ucts for gastritis." Name, given by
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Read the little book, "The Road to
Wellville," in pkgs. "There's a reason."
Ever read the abor?? letter t A new
one appeara from tlm<> to time. They
?re srennine, tra?, arni fell mt hntasja