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mr new and beautiful line of holiday goods is
>w ready for your inspection. Do not fail to see
ir cecial attractions in -:- -:
CHINA WARE, CUT GLASS, BRASS GOODS,
TOILET CASES, LEATHER GOODS, PICTURES
SANTA CLAUS has also made our store his
headquarters witn a full line of -:- -:
DOLLS, DOLL FURNITURE, TEA SETS, ME
CHANICAL TOYS, FRICTION TOYS, HORSES,
WAGONS and a multitude of similar attrac
tions. -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:
W. E. Lyneh & Company.
Wood and Coal
I have opened a wood yard and am prepared to
deliver wood any size or length anywhere in town
at reasonable prices. Can also fill orders for
' Will move ray saw cut wood where lots.fcf four
or more cords are offered at one place.
I also mn a public dray. Ring me up. My
phone is No. 32.
J. R. T0MPK?NS
otice to Farmers.
The Graniteville Manufacturing
Company desires to purchase from
the farmers and others, good grades
of cotton (nothing below Strict Low
Middling, Augusta Classification).
Augusta prices will be paid for such
cotton. No low grades or wet cotton
can be purchased, as it is undesir
able for our use.
. H. GIBERT, Secretary.
tple and fancy groceries, notions, fireworks, Christmas]
(ctioneries, nuts and fruits of all kinds. You will al
find our prices as low as thc lowest. We bid for a
of your trade. Call?n us we can save you money.
rt ask is a trial and we are confident that you will be
one of our regular customers,
iposite Cotton mill
PLACE FOR FASHION HINTS
Policeman's Wife Rejoices Over His
Promotion to the Fifth
When it was reported that the cross
street policeman had been promoted
j to the Fifth avenue squad the police
man's wife declared that she was the
happiest woman in New York.
"Oh, it isn't the salary." she said,
"nor the honor. I don't know whether
he will get any more money or not,
and as for the honor, he had enough
of that where he was. But the fash
ions; just think of the hints he will
pick up on them. For the last five
years I have b'een sick with envy of
the Fifth avenue policemen's wives
every time I went to a policeman's
ball. They looked so chic. When
asked where they got their ideas they
'"Why, from my husband, of
course. He is right in the center of
fashion, and he takes notes and comes
home and tells me things. Then when
I get my clothes made up he can com
pare me with the women he sees
every day and tell whether I look
just right or not.'
"Now lt ls my turn to crow. My
husband's eye for clothes is as keen
as any man's, and there won't be
much In the way of style that will
escape him. Oh, yes, no doubt he will
be kept pretty busy managing the
traffic, but you can trust him to find
out how the new clothes are made, just
OPIUM PROBLEM IS SERIOUS
Where the Poppy ls No Longer Culti
vated In China, Bees Stop
Some unexpected results are found
from the movement against the pro
duction of opium in China. In the
Yunnan, one of the provinces where
opium was produced In large quanti
ties and at a low price and where a
great deal of it was consumed, it ap
pears that the poppy is no longer cul
tivated, owing to the recent measures,
and the poppy fields have quite dis
appeared, according to the statements
made by Doctors Talbot and Rigaud.
However, this has had a disastrous ef
fect on the honey culture of the re
gion. In fact, the honey from Yunnan
was renowned for its quality, but as
the bees find no more flowers, the
production of honey is stopped aa well.
The new crops which replace the
poppy, such as wheat or peas, are
not such as will give honey yield as
Well. On another side of the ques
tion, lt appears that the habits of the
population are not suppressed by the
present legislation, as some supposed
would be the case, but according to
Doctor Talbot, opium-smoking is again
on the increase.-Scientific American.
Good Effects of Heat Wave.
According to an eminent medical
authority in England, who has been
talking about the heat wave and its
effects on the general health of the
community, a shade temperature of
97 degrees Is an excellent thing for
a number of people provided they are
strong enough to stand it. "To live
for a few days in a continual state
of perspiration," said this dootor to
M. A. P., "le about as good a health
reviver as there ls; lt really induces
the same result as the fasting cure,
but in a better way. It clears the
system thoroughly. The only draw
back to this perspiring cure ls that
come people find it extremely weaken
ing; those who do should take sus
taining food, but little cr no meat A
glass of port wine ls advisable in
cases where the heat has a very low-1
ering effect on the vitality. I have j
seen a number of cases of nervous de- j
pression, neuralgia, and bad Indigos- j
tlon completely cured during the last ;
few days simply as the result of the ,
sufferer living in Nature's Turkish j
bath for a few days."
Too Much fer the English.
1 was out with a party of English j
and American friends the other day.
We had organized a river picnic In
search of sylvan glades and cool
The belle of the party was a lovely
young American lady, a very "Edith
of the swan's neck." She held the
audience with original portrayals of |
the free American woman's way of
A fine stalwart Briton, who saw all
his protective instincts thwarted, and
who wages war against the suffra
gettes, broke out at last with stern
disapproval. "If you were my sister,"
he observed, "I would have you shut
up under lock and key."
There was an appalling pause.
"Well, I guess," said that American,
"that you know your sister."
The American half of the company
were convulsed and I began to won
der if the English really lack humor.
-Black and White.
A Tennessee Romance.
A St Louis man went down into
Tennessee the other day to freshen
memories of his youth. In the course
of looking up everybody he called
upon an old negro mammy who ls a
fixture upon the place.
"What's new, mammy?" he asked.
"Well, Marse Bob, they ain't no
nuthin' new 'cept Nellie's gwin marry
Lee," she said.
"That trifling nigger Lee, mammy?
How did that happen r
"Ah don' know, Mane Bob. Ton
see, Nellie's got a home an' a stove,
an' fall's a comm' on. Ah 'specta that
nigger Lee's jes' fixin' to baffle the
winter, Mane Bob."-flt Louis Post
POOR FIDO WAS KICKED OUT
Mistress Didn't Grieve Over His Ill
ness After Learning He Was
Out of Fashion.
The late Mrs. Sue Landon Vaughan,
who originated Memorial day, had al
ways a great love for humanity and a
great contempt for such things as ob
structed the free play of humanitar
"Mrs. Vaughan," said a Washington
veteran, "regarded lap dogs as ob
structions to humanitarianism, and
she had no belief in the sincerity of
the average society woman's affection
for her lap dog. There's a lap-dog
story she often used to tell.
"A man-so the story runs-came
down to breakfast one morning to
find his wife In tears.
"'Oh,' she sobbed, 'what shall I do?
Poor little Fido Is 111, and the dog doc
tor says his case is serious. Oh, what
will become of me if anything hap
pens to my precious little Pomeranian
"The man comforted his wife as
well as he could, and that evening he
came home early In order to admin
ister more comfort to her.
"To his amazement, however, he
found her, on his return, scated at the
piano, singing one of the gayest airs
from 'The Count of Luxembourg.'
'"Why,' he stammered, "why, when
I left home this morning Fido was
111 and you were heartbroken, while
"Strumming gayly, she glanced at
him over her sho: ider.
'"You see, dear,' she said, 'Mrs.
Van Astorbilt called this afternoon,
and she told me that Pomeranians are
not fashionable any longer. Every
thing is Pekinese spaniels now. So I
dried my eyes and kicked Fido out' "
ALMOST ?K? A COMPLIMENT
Woman of 33 Couldn't Feel Angry at
Youth Who Addressed Her
Pumps are not the easiest things to
keep on one's feet. A woman who
was hurrying on her way to work
found out that a foot can fall right out
of a pump if the edge of a barrel stave
ls trod upon at the proper angle. She
righted herself with a scuff and a
shuffle and managed to get the shoe
on again without having to relinquish
all her native dignity. As she was
going through the performance, how
ever, which didn't take more than a
second all told, one of those easy
mannered, sociable young striplings
who abound in wholesale houses and
are usually to be found on the side
walks in the capacity of shipping
clerks or stencilers, brushed by with
a loud, "Hey, there, Kiddo, doutcher
The girl friend who was with the
pump woman looked Indignant "The
idea!" she cried. "Did you hear that
Insolent pujfpy w?l out to you as we
passed? Why are you laughing? It
was most insulting,, my dear. If I
were only a man, I'd-"
"Tut tut, Mabel, dear. I dont mind
a bit. I suppose I ought to resent lt,
but-but-you noticed he called me
"Yes, that was the horrid part-so
The woman smiled. "Well, you see,
dear, I Just couldn't feel mad at that
chap. It-lt-seemed sort of a-a
compliment! IH be thirty-three my
Insurance Against Hall.
Switzerland is undoubtedly one ol
the countries where insurance against
hail has made most progress. It may
be said that there ls not a single can
ton where there are not some per
sons insured against this scourge of
the farmer, and all the products grown
in the country (cereals, fruit, veg
etables, etc.) may be guaranteed
against hail risks with the national in
The Swiss Hail Insurance company
was formed as far back as 18S4, and
and during the 26 years that it has
been in existence it has been Joined
by the greater number of the farmers
of the country, the other company
which is working this branch of insur
ance, of Neuchatel, being a local con
cern which insures only the vineyards
"of the neighborhood. From 1884 to
1908 about 14,000,000 francs was paid
into the coffers of the Swiss com
pany in premiums, and during the
same period it paid out about 10,
000,000 francs for the satisfaction of
claims. In 1908 alone the premiums
paid by the Swiss farmers for insur
ance against hail amounted to 1,076,
Not What She Needed Most
'1 am sending you a thonsand
kisses," he wrote to his fair young
wife who was spending her first
month away from him.
Two days later he received the fol
"Kisses received. Landlord refuses
to accept any of them on account"
Then he woke up and forwarded a
Needed In Her Business.
Madge-You seem to be enjoying
Marjorie-If I'd known there wwuld
have been so many young men to get
engaged to I'd have brought along
toy card index system from the office.
"When X got back from my vacation
my husband bad only one soiled dish
for me to wash."
"He washed the others, eh?"
"It seesas he only used one disk."
ONE BIRD'S LABOR OF LOVE
Naturalist Watches Thrushes Building
Their Nest, Where the Female
Did the Work.
The other day I sat for an hour
watching a pair of wood thrushes en
gaged in building their nest near "Slab
sides." I say a pair, though the fe
male really did all the work. The
male hung around and was evidently
an interested spectator of the proceed
ing. The mother bird was very busy
bringing and placing the material,
which consisted mainly of dry maple
leaves v/hich the winter had made
thin and soft, and which were strewn
over the ground all about. How
pretty she looked running over the
ground, now in Bhade, now in sun
shine, searching for the leaves that
were just to her fancy! Sometimes
she would seize two or more and with
a quick, soft flight bear them to the
fork of a little maple sapling.
Every five or six minutes during her
absence the male would come and in
spect her work. He would look it
over, arrange a leaf or two with his
beak, and then go his way. Twice
he sat down in the nest and worked
his feet and pressed it with his
breast, as If shaping it. When the fe
male found him there on her return
he quickly got out of her way.
But he brought no material, he did
no needful thing, he was a bird of
leisure. The female did all the
drudgery, and with what an air of
grace and ease she did it! Sc soft
of wing, so trim of form, so pretty of
pose and so gentle in every move
ment! It was evidently no drudgery
to her, the material was handy, and
the task one of love.-Country Life in
NOT ALL ARE LIKE THIS
Example of the Cold-BIooded New
York Landlady Probably
"Ever since coming to New York I
have heard about the cold-blooded
metropolitan landlady," remarked the
woman-who-hails-from-tbe-west, but it
was not until my colored laundress
lost her son that I rubbed elbows
with the genuine calloused article.
The boy was drowned while bathing
in the Hudson, and a policeman
brought home his few garments and
dilapidated old shoes, with the word
that the body would hardly be re
"The woman's first thought was
that she wanted her husband to know
of their loss and come to her comfort.
He is employed^ as kitchen helper in
a boarding house run by a woman in
the north end of Manhattan. I tele
phoned to his employer, and she calm
ly replied that the man could not
come to the telephone, no servants
were permitted to do so; nor would
she give the message to him. 'He is
particularly busy today, and I cannot
spare him,' was her harsh reply.
Rather hotly I informed her that I
would Immediately telegraph him,
and she replied that the message
would not be delivered until after
"Later I learned that I should have
reported the matter to the police de
partment and a policeman would have
been sent to inform the father; but
as the matter stood, the distracted
mother had to wait for the comfort
of her husband until 'after working
hours,' nearly ten hours, at that"
How Divers Fish,
When diving lessons ar<e going on at
the Newport Training Station there
ls always fish for supper. Tho thick
black mud at the bottom of the bay
Is dotted with flounders, big fellows
that the divers easily capture by hand
and bring up without any trouble. It
ls hard to walk on the sea floor with
out stepping on them, where they He
half burled in the ooze. All the man
under water has to do ls to stoop and
pick them up. Being a sluggish fish,
they make very little resistance and
are hauled up to the surface by the
tail or fins without any fuss. Big eels,
too, are plentiful, fat, green fellows
thick as a man's arm. It would take
a stout net to hold them and no diver
dares to tackle one, no matter how
much his mouth waters for eels stew
ed In milk^ The muscular contortions
of such eels as Inhabit Newport har
bor would be pretty sure to foul the
lifeline or airhose and would prob
ably result in the diver's death, so
the men in the diving suits confine
themselves to the complaisant
The Order of Precedence.
The fair Englishwoman looked puz
zled. "How do you manage," she ask
ed, "about going out to dinners and
about presentations and all that sort
of thing? You know no order of prece
lence, don't you know."
"Oh, mistake not" cheerfully replied
the American. "We have, indeed."
"I have not been able to discover
lt What is the basis of it?"
"Oh, we go alphabetically, don't you
Companions in Tribulation.
"Who are the two men who shake
hands and look sympathetic every
time that prima donna's name ls men
"One is her manager and the other
te her husband."
In the Interest of Economy.
1 suppose they will hare combina
tion accidents nert"
"What do yon mesaf
"Where an airship drops ca sa a?
tomoMls sae tbs cuttopobfif stess fjs?
Christinas Tree at Mill School.
The Beaver Dam St.hool taught
by Miss Sophie E. Abney will have
a Christmas celebration on Decem
ber 22nd at 7.30 p. m., consisting of
a Chrihtma8 tree with gifts for eve
ry child in the Mill Village between
the ages of 2 and 15; Christmas
songs and a tableaux. Beaver Dam
Mill, headed by Mr. B. F. Zimmer
man, has contiibuted largely to this
Christmas entertainment. Mr. Zim
merman is desirous to do all in his
power to forward the interests and
welfare of his employees. Miss
Abney is doing much for the pupils
in her charge.
We Must Blame Ourselves.
The cotton farmers are in trouble
because thousands let the good
price of cotton make them lose their
heads and plant all the land possi
ble in cotton. One would suppose
that the farmers of the South had
had enough of that experience in
the past. If one-third the area had
been planted in cotton on a good
farming basis, and the same big
crop had [been made, there would
not have been anything like the
trouble there fcis, because the cotton
would have been grown at a lower
cost, and other crops in the rotation
would make up the difference and
the farmers would be getting: cash
for oats and corn and hogs and cat
tle. The best plan is to make a
good rotation of crops and stick to
it and never let cotton run away
with your land because it brings a
good price in one season.-The Pro
A Terrible Blunder
,to neglect liver trouble. Never do
it Take Dr. King's New Life Pills
on the first sign of constipation,
billiousness or inactive bowels and
prevent virulent indigestion, jaun
dice Or gall stones. They regulate
liver, stomach and bowels aud build"
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HIS DEATH LEAVES BIG GAR
Collins, Walter in House of Commons
Smoking Room, Had Known Gen
erations of Members.
Scarcely any figure could have de
parted from the house of commons
and left so great a gap in the Intimate
life of members as bas been occa
sioned by the death of Collins, the
waiter in the upper smoking room.
For something like fifty years he had
been in the service of the house, and
he had known wbole generations of
members, who looked upon him with
almost affection. The upper smoking
room ls the true center of serious gos
sip in the house of commons. It is
the place where men speak their
minds to one another. Collins, In mov
ing about among the tables, heard all
the gossip, and no man was so in
fallible in interpreting the real opinion
of members-an opinion not always
expressed in more public quarters.
Some few weeks ago a garden party
to the staff and police of the house
of commons, Mr. T. P. O'Connor made
general reference to the unique posi
tion of Collins. He told how, when
Mr. Lloyd George was in doubt about
the passing of his budget, when all
the political authorities told him one
thing or another, he went to Collins,
as the best informed politician, to
know what ought to be done.
Collins was an ideal waiter, know
ing the preferences of his regular cus
tomers and needing no order from
them when they entered the room
over which he rule?. He seemed to
have the secret of perpetual youth. His
round, sunny, boyish face, his alert
ness and his uniform cheerfulness
gave to him an appearance of juven
ility which belied ah statements as to
his age. He had the true Irish tem
perament, was witty and ready, and
was never known to be "out of sorts."
No man was more generously treated
or more highly respected by his ? cit
NO USE OF BEING A SPORT!
Sullivan Offered to Flip Coin to See
Whether He Sould Serve Ten
Years or Nothing.
This is the sad story of one of th?
most thoroughbred sports known to
the history of hazards. His name wa?
Sullivan, and he had blue eyes and
red hair, with a brogue to match his
coloring. John Hays Hammond, tho
mining engineer, met him in prison
in South Africa at the time when
Hammond and other men were held
as captives by the Boers In connec
tion with the Jameson raid. The en
gineer and the Irishman became well
"Probably you wonder why Tm ta
here," said Sullivan, one day, when
the thermometer had gone as high as
115 In the shade. "Well, I'll tell you;
I got Into a little trouble, and I plead
ed guilty to lt.
"'Five years!' said the Judge.
" Tour honor!' I cried out, Til tgMlj
heads and tails with you to see wheth
er lt shall be ten years or nothing.'
"And would you believe lt, Mr. Harm
mond? That Judge got mad and added]
on five years, anyhow. And now I'm
serving that extra five years. WhPt's
the use of being a sportr-Populas