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fWISDOM OF GREAT PAINTER
fllelasonier'a Comments Show That Ho
Waa a Philosopher as Wot! aa
a Superb Artist
We always like to know what a
great man has said about his work,
?nd how he feels about other things
|2iat are of interest to every one. For
tunately, Meissonler left a record of
?any of his feelings and opinions,
'published as his "Conversations." Of
all the painters. Rembrandt was his
Among his sayings >?ere the follow
. " 'Let well enough alone' ls the mot
to of the lazy."
"The man who leaves good work be
Jaind adds to the inheritance of the
"The master is an artist whose
works never recall those of some oth
"I would have drawing made the
basis of education In all schools. It
is the universal language."
"No artist would paint if he knew
ie was never to show his work. If he
felt no human eye would ever rest
"I never sign a picture until my
whole soul is satisfied with my work."
"'To will is to do' has been my
motto. I have always willed. Oh!
tow I regret the lost time that can
never be made up. As I grow older,
I work harder than ever."-From
Charles L. Barstow's "Famous Pic
tures" (Meissonier), in St. Nicholas.
BEAL LAND OF THE AUTOMAT
"Germany, Probably More Than Any
Other Country, Makes Use of
These Simple Devices.
Germany might almost be called
.the land of the automat" Automatic
devices of all kinds are popular and
are used for a thousand purposes. At
all postoffices, stamps and post cards
are sold by automatic machines; at
the railway stations, platform tickets
?nd suburban tickets are sold by
automats; automat restaurants, where
one can secure a glass of beer, wine,
or liquor, a sandwich, square meal,
?up of coffee, chocolate, etc., by drop
ping a coin in the slot, abound every
where. Every city of 15,000 or 20,000
population and over has from one to
Beveral hundred such restaurants. At
railway stations automats sell choco
2ate, candy, picture post cards, and
even a little kit of "first aid to the in
jured," containing a few drops of pain
killer, bandages, needle, thread, etc.
Ten pfennigs in a slot opens the doors
of toilet compartments, delivering a
towel or piece of soap. A coln in a
slot obtains a cigar, a tune from a
mechanical music box, a pair of shoe
strings, a collar button, or a visiting
Tho following confessions have been
Slade by Thomas E. Thompson:
"I once had a round key check with
my name on it-about the size of a
silver quarter. Occasionally when at
church I found myself dead broke 1
would drop that key check into the
hat fer a bluff and the next day the
arothor treasurer would bring it
around and I would redeem it But
one time lt went out and never came
back, and new I have to put In the
coin or give the sign of distress.
**0nce when I was on earth the first
time I tried to make love to a giggly
girl She laughed me out of court
and I was firmly convinced that she
was not capable of a sensible, serious
thought I saw her not long ago and
abe looked as if she hadn't giggled or
even smiled for a score of years and
I was glad she treated me as a joke
in the other days."-Kansas City
The claso had been discussing re
cent affairs In China. A few days
later the fate of a man who was eat
en by his savage enemies was referred
to. Anxious to enlarge the limited voca
Iralary of the children, the teacher ask
<ed what name was given to men who
,cte other human beings.
"Savagea" and "man-eaters" were
?the only words most of them could
tere. At last the eagerness of a
sdgat-eyed boy indicated that he
thought he had a better word. He
It waa "Manchus."-Youth's
Nature's Sun Dial.
There is no need for clocks on the
?Aegean sea any dar when the sun ls
.?bining. There nature does not vary,
though the centuries pass. This nat
ural time-maker is the largest sun dial
in the world. Projecting into the blue
waters of the sea ls a large promon
tory which lifts its head 8,000 feet
above the waves. As the sun ewings
round the pointed shadow of the
mountain just touches one after the
other of a number of small islands,
"which are at exact distances apart
?nd act as hour marks on the great
To Tax Bill Boards.
The newspapers of Paris the beau
tiful are loudly demanding that the
^gigantesque panneaux reclame"-gi
gantic bill boards-that disfigure some
.of the most prominent places in the
.city be eliminated. They hold that the
only means to obviate this barbaric
invasion ls for the city to tax these
rboards at such a high figure as to dis
courage the big advertisers from using
them. The French parliament has al
ready passed a law taxing bill boards
ir. the country, where they do not add
to the beauty of the landscape.
COST THE LEOPARD HIS LIFE
Baboons Had Revengo for the Seizure
o? One of Their Number, Though
Many Wert Sacrificed.
The leopard likes the meat of cer
tain monkeys, but the Indulgence of
his taste sometimes costs him dear.
A remarkable battle between a leop
ard and a company of baboons, seen
by a traveler in Africa, is described in
Das Buch fur Aile.
I was sitting in the shade of a ra
vine, resting from the midday Bun,
when a company of baboons came
clambering down the opposite wall to
ward the water that trickled through
the gully. I sat still and watched
them. A big male led, and after satis
fying himself that all was safe, ut
tered a few deep notes.
Reassured by ?the call, the others
quickly followed; a mother, with an
ever-watchful eye on her two young
ones, brought up the rear.
Suddenly, like a streak of lightning,
a leopard sprang from behind a rock,
and with one blow of his paw, felled
the little baboon nearest him. But be
fore he could make off with his prey,
the furious mother attacked him. The
attack had come so quickly that the
rest of the company hardly realized
what had happened. But at the moth
er's cry of rage they all at once turned
and fell upon the robber.
In a moment the leopard was sur
rounded and almost covered with fur
ious baboons. The battle waxed hot
Although numbers of baboons went
down before the powerful paws of the
cat, their places were immediately
filled by others. It was not long be
fore the leopard began to tire; he
could make no noticeable impression
upon his assailants, and his strength
was sapped by their sharp teeth. He
struggled bravely, but in vain; slowly
he sank out of sight beneath the
fiercely chattering foe that he had
despised. The baby baboon was
WORLD OF HIS OWN CREATION
Great French Writer In His Absent
Mindedness Lived Far Apart From
His Fellow Men.
A writer in the St James Gazette
tells us that Theoptiile Gautier's ab
sent-mindedness amounted to actual
somnambulism. He so identified him
self with his mental pictures as to
lose all consciousness of time and
place, and for the time he would actu
ally live in the scene that he had cre
ated. "We are told that rarely, if ever,
has a man had such a gift for getting
out of himself. H? would enlarge on
his magnificent golden tea and break
fast service, when the most hurt irum
china lined his shelves. And tl ough
his servants were all treated li ! the
most fatherly way, Gautier woul^telL
you that he never permitted the. i to
utter a word in his presence, thaj?ijjj
only employed negroes, tl givelB
orders by signs. If they undersjflHJl
my signs, well and good. If they d?sar,
I kick them into the 3osphorus.M ano1
there ls no doubt that be actually
heard the wave closing over the head
of a black slave. He actually meant
what he said. The street outside was
actually for him the Bosphorus.
Doctor of Agriculture.
The time is coming when every
ural community of sufficient size will
have one or more agricultural experts
-men professionally trained to serve
in an advisory way all the farmers of
the community for a fee.
These men will understand the
chemistry of the soil and plant
growth; their laboratories will be
busy with soil analysis and the study
of local plant diseases; they will be
entomologists and bacteriologists, and
their value will be obvious to the en
ightened farmers of a new age.
These farmers, no longer content to
depend on the free clinic of the state
experiment station, will seek the ad
vice and prescr? .Mon of the local doc
tor of agriculture. The dignity and
the rewards of this profession are
ound to increase, for it is founded up
n the basis of our greatest industry, j
Women Run French Town.
Folsay, a small town halfway be
tween Paris and Amiens, In Franco,
is said to be the only civilized com
munity in which the municipal affairs
are entirely in the hands of women.
The mayor is a woman, and so is the
superintendent of the railway station,
the switchman, the mail carrier and
the town barber. Mme. Leseboro ls
the telegraph messenger and Mme.
Druhou-Marchardln is the drummer
whose duzy it is to announce each
proclamation of the mayor. Mme.
Druhou-Marchardln is described as an
octogenarian who has held her post
through wind and rain for upward o?
twenty years. The letter carrier, Mme.
Doubour, has held her office for more
than ten years and goes about with
her letters regardless of the weather.
Married in Mourning.
Sin couples dressed in mourning
came to the garrison church at Pots
dam recently to be married. They
are known as the "Louise bridal
pairs," for every year theso funeral
weddings are celebrated at 9 o'clock
on the anniversary of tho day and the
hour the good Queen Louise died. In
the year of her death a Lutheran bish
op left a sum of money, the interest
of which was to be divided between
couples married on its anniversary,
and the directions he left for the
?ceremony are still observed. This
?year each couple received the accept
'able sum of $110 in return for theJr
sacrifice of the bridal finery.
PLATINUM REALLY AN ALLOY
Ita UM by Jewelers and Dentists la
What Haa Made lt a Costly
The mineral called platinum ls
really a natural alloy of iridium, rhe
! fitaum, palladlnum and often osmium?
with, varying amounts of iron, copper
and gold. It ls usually found as
Email nuggets, scales and rounded or
Irregular grains. Its eolor is steel
gray. The specific gravity of the
orude platinum varies from 14 to 19.
The output of platinum in the United
States ls practically limited to Cali
fornia and Oregon.
Owing to its high melting point and
great resistance to acids, platinum is
extensively used for laboratory uten
sils. Platinum salts are employed In
chemical analyses. In the manufac
ture ot sulphuric acid the metal has
been used in making large concentra
tion kettles, but of late gold has been
substituted for it In photography,
dentistry and electric installation
much platinum ls used. Of late the
manufacture of jewelry has con
sumed large quantities of lt. It is ex
tensively used for chains and for the
setting of diamonds, the claim being
made, not only that it is more resist
ant than silver and harder than gold,
but that the stones are better offset
by platinum and appear larger than in
any other kind of Betting.-From a Ge
ological Survey Report
ICES A UNIVERSAL DELICACY
People of the South of Italy Remark
able for Their Fondness for Thia
If you wish to realize what devotion
to ices means you should go to Paler
mo. All over the south of Italy ices
are eaten to an extent of which we do
not dream, but lu Sicily and Palermo
In particular the custom has attained
amazing proportions. Ices are eaten
by people of all ranks and ages from
morning to night. Where a true Briton
would demand a glass of beer the
Palermlan asks for an Ice. Morning,
noon and night the consumption of
ice goes on. They are in wonderful
variety and cheap.
The stranger in that \iGautlful coun
try finds t'.e cafes invaded between 4
and 5 o'clock by ice eaters. He sees
officers and men of the army, mer
chants and work people, the rich and
the poor of both sexes consuming ices |
with gusto. No one evades this pleas- '
ant duty. Lines of carriages draw up |
at the side of the pavement before the :
cafes, the occupants, the coachman j
and the footman all with their favor- ?
lt? delicacy. At first the stranger I
wonders, then he falls a victim.-Lon- j
don Chronicle. j
Reward, but No Claimant.
Despite the view that players are
anfand do not save their'
ey. Arfe Lewis'ia a frugal act
PPS- she-has boSi putting her money,
"away-for years. She is the owner of
aa apartment building? in New Ro
chelle. When she went down there to ]
make arrangements for building the j
apartment she was waited upon by
some members of the chamber of *
commerce, who congratulated her 1
upon her enterprise, ?
"Will dogs be allowed in the build- ,
lng?" was asked. . i
"Will children be barred?" ?
"No, indeed," was the quick reply, 1
"and I will go you one better. I will \
give a month's free rent to the j
parents of every baby born in the i
This pleased the committee im- j
mensely, and as they bowed out she '.
smiled a little and remarked:
"But, I forgot to say, this ls to bo
a bachelor apartment"-Cleveland
Lots There to Capture.
During the civil war there was an
Irishman of the Thirty-sixth Indiana,
who, while on the skirmish line at
Dallas, Baw a good chance to capture
a confederate. He availed himself of
the opportunity, captured his man,
and was passing to the rear with his
prisoner, when one of his comrades
called out o him: "Pat, let me have
that man. I will take him over to
General Gross, our brigade comman
der." "Niver mind, me boy," replied
Fat "I left a million back over the
hill there. Go yourself and fetch one
of the lads over and take him to Gen
Rough on "Good Samaritan."
Frank Koetsch, a laborer, was put
on trial at Graz for his action in
saving the life of a would-be suicide. ?
He had found a man dangling from (
a tree, and had promptly cut him i
down and taken him to a hospital. The I
man recovered from the effects of the
hanging, but complained of a scalp ;
wound he had received when falling to .
the ground, and he brought a charge
of personal injury by carelessness ?
against the man who saved his life. ]
Koetsch was acquitted, but declared i
he would take caro never to act the
Good Samaritan again.
Cure for tove.
"Yes, I finally got rid of him,'' she
said, "without having to tell him in so
many words that I never could learn
to love ' .ni. I didn't want to do that,
becaus- he's an awfully nice fellow,
and 1 should have been very sorry tc
cause him pain."
"How did you manage it?" her
"Why, you see, he's subject to hay
fever, BO I decorated the house with
golden rod whenever he sent word
that he was coming."
When you star
come to our stor
ber of tlie family,
Don't throw your
that will be brok(
over. We are si
ties, neckwear an
Our hats for m<
possible to mentic
vou through. W
Yours for busii
The County Treasurer's office will be
jpen for the purpose of receiving taxes
From the 15th day of October, 1912, to
the 15th day of March, 1913.
All taxes shall be due and payable be
tween the 15th day of October, 1912,
ind December 31st, 1912.
That when taxes charged shall not
oe paid by December 31st, 1912, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add a
penalty of one per cent for ? anuary,
md if taxes are not paid on or before
February 1st, 1913, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent from 1st of March to the
L5th of March. After which time all
anpaid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1912 are
For State purposes
" Ordinary County
" Cons. School tax
" Special County tax
" Bacon S. D, Special
" Edgefield S. D.
" Long Cane S. D.
" Libertv Hill S. D.
" Johnston S. D.
" Collier S. D. 3
" Flat Rock S. D 4
M Prescott S. D. 3
"Plum Branch S. D. No 1 5
" White Town S D
" Trenton S D
Ward S D.
" Moss SD
Parksville S D
" Washington S D
" Oak Grove S D
" Red Hill S D
*? R R Bonds Wise T's'p
" R R Bonds Pickens
"RR Bonds Johnston
" RR Bonds Pine Grove
" RR Bonds Blocker
" " Bonds Town Edgefield
" School Bonds
" Town of Edgefield
Corporation Purposes .
All male citizens between the ages of
21 years and ?? years except those ex
empt by law are liabia to a poll tax of
One Dollar each. A capitation tax of
50 cents each is to be paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax
or work six days on the public roads.
As this is optional with the individual,
no commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
James T. Minis,
Co. Treas. E. C.
5 3-4 mills.
2 3-4 "
Separate Your Seed For
Fat seed make fat crops. Fat
props make fat bank rolls. With
my improved separator I can sepa
rate your cotton seed for planting
better than ever this winter. A
postal will bring me.
John W. Spann,
Edgefield, S. C.
t out to do your Christmas shopping
e. We have something for every mem
boys and girls, father and mother.
; that is useful as well as beautiful,
money away on cheap, trashy things
m and ?one before the holidays are
Lowing a full line of notions and novel
d handkerchiefs, gloves and hosiery.
*|TJ? shoe department is full of beauti
^ ful stylish shoes. Our clothing
partaient is still unbroken in sizes.
en and boys are the latest. It is im
)n everything. Come and let us show
e guarantee prices to be as low as the
less for Christmas 1912.
ext Door to Dunovant & Co.
A problem that will confront everyone
for the next two weeks will be their annual
Christmas shopping, making purchases of re
membrance for friends and loved ones.
Come to our store and let us help you
solve it. Why not purchase something that
can be used, something for actual service as
well as for its beauty.
Our Dry Goods, Clothing,
Hat and Shoe Department
will offer a large assortment and will aid
you in making selections. The best part of
it, our prices are so reasonable that you will
be surprised with how small sum your whole
list of prizes can be purchased.
Make our store your headquarters for