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j&mtUNG DECIDES CONTEST FOR
HAND OF BEAUTY.
feather Chose Among Many Suitors for
His Daughter, bot the Girl Her*
scK Took Hand in Final
There was, onee noon a time, a Sen
3gal tailor, who had a daughter as
fazzlrng as the sun. AU the youths
ki the neighborhood were in love with
ber beauty, and two of them went to
her and asked for her hand. The girl,
Ske a well-trained daughter, made
tfeem DO answer, but called her father,
?dm Hs tened to them and said:
"lt is late; go borne? and come again
taaorrow. I will tell you then which
'at yea shall have my daughter."
[ At daybreak the next morning the
jpovng men were at his door.
! "Here we are," they cried; "remero
?ber what you promised us yesterday."
j "Wait," said the tailor; "I must go
?oat and boy a piece of cloth; when I
return yon wm hear what I expect you
He soon returned, and calling his
(daughter said to the yoong men :
"My sons, there are two of you, and
I have but one daughter. I cannot give
ber to both of you and must refuse
?ate. You see this piece of cloth?
I will cut from it two pairs of breeches
exactly alike; each of you shall make
mae of them, and the one that finishes
Jfcrst shall be my son-in-law."
Each of the rivals took his task -md
[prepared to set to work under the
tenor's eyes. The latter said to his
daughter: "Here is thread; you can
thread the needles for the workmen."
The girl obeyed; she took the spool
and sat down by the youths. But the
pretty witch was fuU of cunning; her
father did not know which one she
loved, neither did the young men, but,
for ber part, she knew very well. The
tailor went out, the girl threaded the
?eedles, and her suitors set to work.
Bet to the one she loved she gave
Short needlefuls, while she gave long
.meecQefuls to his rival Both sewed
sealously; at eleven o'clock the work
was scarcely half done, but at three
tn the afternoon the young man with
the short needlefuls had finished bis
task, while the other was far behind.
When the tailor returned the victor
carried in the finished breeches. His
rival was still sewing.
"My children," said the father, "I
did not wish to show any partiality be
tween you, for which reason I divided
the cloth into two equal parts and
gave each a fair chance. Are you sat
"Perfectly." answered they. "We
understood your meaning and accept
ed the trial; what is to be will he!"
But the tailor had reasoned to him
self: "He who finishes his task first
wlH be the better workman, and con
sequently the better fitted to support
iris household." It did not occur to
bim that his daughter might outwit
bim by giving Oie longer needlefuls to
the one she did not wish to win. Wom
an's wit decided the contest, and the
girl chose her husband herself.-Alice
Bonner's "Twice-Told Fairy Tales," in
Lord Rossmore, author of "Things
I Can Tell," used sometimes to "make
a night of lt" with Jimmy Davis, and
an one occasion slept at Davis' house
after a somewhat late carousal. Ring
big his ben in the morning, it was an
swered by William, the butler, and
the following coHoquy ensued:
" 'Good morning. William,' I said brisk
ly. "Good morning, my lord.' 'Quite
early, isnt it?* "Well-not so early,
flay lord.' 'H'm, I thought it was.
Anyhow, 111 get up and have some
breakfast I suppose nobody's down
jet?* 'Oh, yes. my lord, your brother
and Lord Mandeville have breakfast
ed some time ago.' 'Bother them. I
thought Pd be first What did they
have, William?' 'Smoked 'addock, my
lord.' T>id they?' I cried. 'What a
drunkard's breakfast! What do you
think I had better have, William?* He
eyed me coldly, but sot unkindly, and
then said with marked meaning,
'Smoked 'addock, my lord.*"
A Love Story.
Prot Henri Bergson, at a dinner in
New York, talked of love with that
gay and sparkling philosophy which
has made him famous in Europe.
"Love, in the sense of passion." he
said, "love does not live long. There's
a little fable above love which has a
deal of truth in it
"Love, so the fable runs, bent over
a beautiful malden, when Cynicism j
sneered and said:
" 'Oh, yes, her eyes are stars, and i
her mouth ls a rose, but twenty years
hence she will be fat and round-back- j
f>?. with a double chin, just like her i
raoOier. You. thougli-ha, ha. ha!
von, though, wfll be blind eh?'
" T?o,' Love answered, calmly. 1
nmply shan't be there to see.' "
Little Things as an Index.
"Here," said an observer, "was a
".nachine upon which appeared the '
.ame plate of the manufacturer; a '
. mall and not essential feature, but j
i-tis plate had been set on true, and i
: hen the screws by which it was held j
.i place had all been turned up until
he slots In their heads all showed
" precisely the same position, alike,
. ni form.
"Whoever put this plate on made a
.oe finished job of it: and I should
e inclined to think that a shop that
*?d such pride in even the minor de
vils of Its work, would do good werk
SO A GUNBOAT WENT MAD
How the Spaniards Took Vengeance
I on Moros Who Slew Swimming
Cap*. John E. Morris, who spent a
I long, long time in the Philippines
chasing the Moro, tells a story about
a Spanish military governor in Jolo
1 who, in the peace of fanciey security,
; allowed a whole flock of his soldiers
to go swimming one day.
Now, the Moro bas a habit of going
juramatado when the camp meeting
variety of religion hits him. When a
: Moro goes juramatado, he takes the
most disagreeable weapon he can find
and carves up the first Christian he
! When the Moros saw the soldiers In
the water several of them thought it
was the very best time to go juara
matado, with the result that those
saldiere never went swimming any
The sultan who had charge of that
! particular bunch of Moros promptly
was sent for. The Spaniard wanted to
know why his men were slaughtered
in such manner.
"How could I help it?" the sultan
asked. "They went juramatado."
Nobody wants to interfere with any
body's religion, of course, but there
was a Spanish gunboat lying around
loose in that immediate vicinity. The
governor sent for the commander of
"Too haven't had much target prac
tic lately," he remarked to the naval
officer, "and you might try a little.
Now, a few Moros make fair targets.
When 1 want target practice to stop
I'll run np a flag. But until the flag is
run up keep at it"
It was one glorious bombardment.
A lot of Moros accidentally got hit.
And somehow the post flag was mis
laid, so it couldn't be hoisted.
It was a most exited sultan who
showed up before the Spanish govern
or. If that gunboat didn't stop its
nonsense he wouldn't be a sultan any
longer, because he wouldn't have any
subjects to sultan over. And he told
the governor so.
"How can I help it?" demanded the
governor with some heat "The fool
boat has gone juramatado and I can't
interfere with the religion of the
blame navy."-San Francisco Chroni
Billions of Savings.
Discouraging statistics and a good
deal of talk are offered about the im
mense number of people who reach
old age without provision for ?eeting
its needs. Evidences are not lacking
that the statement in this direction is
overdrawn, since a lack of material
possessions does not always prove a
state of dependence upon public char
ity. Many old persons have invested
their means in earlier years in sons
and daughters that prove an invest
ment capable of paying and that do
pay large dividends tn love and care.
Old age without houses and land and
stocks and bonds ls not always im
provident old age. Signs there are ol
a degree of improvidence in the young
er generation that would seem to bode
destitute old age; and yet who could
be downcast about the situation in the
face of the fact that the savings banks
of this country have on deposit more
than four billions of dollars-proof ol
thrift-which means hard work and
careful savings through self-denial
that discounts to a degree the evi
dence that this is an extravagant and
a thoughtless age.-New Bedford
Nearer the Perfect Man.
Man is handsomer, better housed
fed and clothed, more charitable and
is more rarely assailed with gout
than In "ye olden times," accord i np
to Dr. John W. Wainwright In fact,
man has had an. average of six years
added to his life in the last century.
"No doubt the stress and strain o?
life today are conducive to nervous
complaints," says Dr. Wainwright, "as
well as to arterial, cardiac and gastro
intestinal disturbances. And yet with
all of this hurry one is amazed at the
outward calm, the poise, of the man
, of affairs today.
"We read that man is old and worn
\ out at sixty, but statistics prove that
j the average length of life is between
r six and seven years longer than a cen
I tury ago."-The American Practl
Co-operative Home Making.
The most successful families ar?
the ones in which each child has some
definite duty in the daily household
routine; not a drudging obligation, but
a contribution to the general comfort
of the family. It. is not so much the
actual task that is of value, it is thc
I spirit which it fosters. You may fill
; lamps with revolt in your soul, if lt ir
merely a horrid chore to be got
I through with. But you may fill lampa
I with Joy In your heart if you feel that
I you, too, are doing something for the
I home. It is the mother's privilege to
! present that point of view.-Home
All on Her Mind.
An officious neighbor, observing a
bride of two weeks chopping kindling,
took occasion to remonstrate with her
and to offer some advice on the sub
jugation of husbands.
The bride did not welcome the sug
gestions "Jimmie." she said, proudly
and haughtily, defending ber husband,
"has things on his mind of more im
portance than kindling.
"Well! Haven't you?" snapped the
would be agitator.
"Why. no," the bride answered mod
estly, blushing a little. "All I havo on
my mind is Jimmie."-Harper's Maga
Copy rieb I 1909. by C. E. Zimniiiman Co.-Ho. 10
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in life, or what your station
may be, you have an opportu
nity to be the possessor of a
bank account, and it only re
mains for you to realize the
importance of this one thing,
to render you indedendent.
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pres.; E. J. Miras, Cashier; J. H. Allen, assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, W. W. Adams, J. Wm.
Thurmond, Thoe. H. Rainsford. J. M. Cobb, B. E. Nicholson, A.
S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, W. S. Prescott.
We desire lo notify our farmer friends that we
are ready to supply them with fertilizers in all of
the popular brands and formulas. We sell the cel
ebrated brands _
These goods have been used by farmers of this
county for many years and have given satisfaction.
We also have contracted for a large supply of
ingredients for mixing fertilizers at home. Bear in
mind that we can fill your orde*s for any ki?d of
plant food, the dependable kind. Come in to see us.
W. W. Adams & Co.
aves Expensive Trips
TT WAS NECESSARY for the Attorney to
have a personal talk with a client in a distant
city. The journey would seriously interfere
with several important engagements made for
He used the Long Distance Bell Telephone,
had a satisfactory talk with his distant client and
was abie to keep all his engagements at home.
The Long Distance Bell Telephone increases
che efficiency of business men who adapt it to their
needs. It can serve you with equal satisfaction
By the way, have yon a Bell Telephone?
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
ON'T flatter yourself that
friendship authorizes you to
say disagreeable things to your Intimates.
The nearer you come into relation with
a person, the more necessary do tact and
courtesy become. Except in cases of ne
cessity, which are rare, leave your frirnd
to learn unpleasant things from his ene
mies; they are ready enough to tell them.
IDEAS THE OTHER WOMAN HAS
Do you know that many of the daily
tasks may be done while sitting?
Paring potatoes, wiping many of the
dishes, and even ironing, if one has a
high stool. Many women never sit,
' just from force of habit, when the
strength might be wei! saved and the
feet rested by taking the pressure off
from them. When standing, in iron
ing, always stand on, a rug folded in
many thicknesses, as the spring rests
One way to save the dishes is to use
a damp cloth and a dry one in the
dining-room to wipe dishes that are
used for foods which dare not be much
If you scorch a dish of food when
cooking, scrape it out and add a little
soda, with a pint or less of cold wa
ter. Let the water boil, when the
food can bc removed without scratch
ing the dish.
When an obstinate spot of scorched
or burned-on food refuses to come off,
rub with a piece of pumice stone.
This scrapes without injuring the sur
There is no economy in using old
or worn-out tools or utensils. A
leaky pail, which leaves its trail wher
ever it is carried, is worse than poor
Do not bang or gouge the hands and
fingers using the stove iron or a
piece of wood for a hammer.
Have a small egg beater which will
beat an egg in a cup. Get good small
wooden spoons for stirring and mix
ing. They are easy on the hands and
never get hot when used in the dishes
cooking on the stove.
Have a soap shaker for dish-wash
ing: in this every scrap of laundry
soap may be saved and used.
Good sharp knives for paring anc
carving, and a good knife sharpener
is a true necessity in every home.
JfilL thing we know to religion.
God is love, and to make religion akin
to friendship, is simply to givp lt th?
highest expression conceivable by maa
DAINTY DISHES FOR THE SICK.
Dainty food that would be too much
to prepare for a family will be great
ly appreciated by those who are ilL
Make a small case out of a thick slice
of bread by scooping out a boxlike
center, brush with butter and toast
in a hot oven. This little case may
now be used for any creamed mixture,
and case and all may be eaten. For
creamed fish, add a teaspoonful of
butter to a teaspoonful of flour; when
the butter bubbles add the floor and
cook, then add a fourth of a cup of
milk, three drops of onion juice, a
fourth of a cup of flaked fish or the
same amount of cooked chicken. Fill
the shell and serve, garnished with a
bit of parsley.
For escalloped fish or chicken, use
the creamed fish mixture and take in
a small ramekin, covered with but
Fish Souffle.-Force cooked fish
through a strainer. There should be
a quarter of a cup. Cook a fourth
of a. cup of bread crumbs with a third
of a cup of milk five minutes. ?dd the
fish and a half tablespoonful of butter,
salt and paprika to taste. Beat the
white of a small egg, and add to the
j above mixture. Turn into a buttered
mold or two and bake in bot water
until firm. Serve with a white sauce.
Hamburg Steak.-Make well sea
soned hamburg steak into small balls,
broil or pan broil until cooked, then
serve three on a narrow piece of well
toasted bread, and garnish with pars
Cream Toast-Take two ?lices of
dry toast and cover with the follow
ing sauce: Three-fourthB of a cup of
thin cream added to two tablespoon- J
fuis of cold milk, a fourth of a tea
spoonful of salt and a tablespoonful
of flour. Dip the toast In boiling wa
ter and butter lightly.
"Did they dance the latest dances
at your party?"
"They must have," replied Mr. Cum
rox. "It did'nt break up till nearly
three o'clock."-Washington Star.
The Annoying Part.
"Dilks claims to be a poet''
"I wouldn't mind his claiming to be
a poet, if he didn't try so hard to
HAS PRICE FOR I
DEVIL WOULD TEACH THE DOC-,
I TRINE THAT LIFE CAN BE SUS
TAINED IN ONLY ONE WAY.
IT is the time of the triple tempta
tion in the wilderness. The con
versation Is between Christ and
Satan. One great in goodness, the
other great in evil device. Three
temptations are hurled in quick suc
cession aud as quickly parried and
repulsed. Make bread from these
stones. Cast thyself down from the
pinnacle of the temple; worship the
devil. Mark the audacity of Satan
he would attack the Son of God, he
would storm the citadel of heaven. If
the devil would persistently attack
the wisest, noblest and best of earth,
think not you will be free. We hear
him saying, "Make bread out of these
The devil would teach the doctrine
that life can be sustained in only one
way: His program is to eat and live;:
take plenty of bread and refuse to die.
Fill the cupboard and the cribs; let
the barns burst with the golden grain;
then boast thyself of tomorrow. Say
Lo thyself: "Soul, thoo hast much
goods laid up for many years; eat.
drink and be merry." That is the
devil's program. It is Ingersoll say
ing, "One world at a time, one life at
a time." The man who listens to that
argument is listening to materialism.
With a quick flash came the words.
"Man shall not live by bread alone."
It is not necessary that we live at
all; but, anyway, we are not confined
to one method of subsistence. Only
in the most narrow and contracted
sense do we live simply because we
haked a loaf und ate it, but because
Rod wills that we live.
ls Barn Too Large?
j But this evidently a blow at ma
i terialism. \ a hear much these later
days as to our accomplishments. So
I many farms tilled and lands opened
! up; so many millions of bushels of
i wheat and corn; so many bales of
cotton; so many miles of railroad
built, and so many ships set afloat on
1 the hifch seas. This may be interest
I lng from the point of statistics. But
! ls this all? Can we see no farther
than granary and crib? Is the barn
j Eo large we cannot see the sky?
. Tell me, rather, how many churches
I have been built-for man shall not
j live oy bread alone. Tell me how
many souls this year of our Lord have
decided to make heaven their home:
how many young men and women
have gone out from halls of learning
to help make this tired, sin-sick world
a little more livable. I want to know
in how many places the standard of
the cross has been set up. What is
success, and what is true success?
Forevermore it must remain true that
a nation, like a man, cannot live by
Men become so wrapped up In ma
terial things, the external, the visible
and tile tangible, they seem to forget
there is a soul to save and a soul to
feed and that there Is such a thing as
the bread of life. Man needs fellow
ship, the Bible, the church, com
Who Shall Grow?
Who is lt shall mount up on wings
as eagles, shall run and not be weary.
Bhall walk and not faint? Who shall
grow in grace? Who ls lt will go
from strength to strength, from vic
tory to victory, till one day they ap
pear before God? It is that one who
has heard the words, "Man shall not
live by bread alone."
Do you remember the pathetic
story of Esau, who, for one morsel of
meat sold his birthright? For you
know that afterward, when he would
have inherited the blessing, he was re
jected; for he found no place of re
pentance, though he sought it care
fully with tears.
Is lt possible to sell the spiritual
birthright? Yes. How much doea
Satan ever offer for it? Never more
than a morsel of meat It was all he
gave the mother of the human race
In the garden. She saw. she desired,
she ate, she fell. What did she get
In return? A morsel of meat
i So it has been in every age. Satan
and the soul strike a bargain. How
much for the spiritual birthright? A
mess of pottage, a morsel of meat
nothing more. Man shall not live by
May the food we eat, the life we
receive, the strength we gain, cause
those who come after us to say. aa
they Bee the work we did. 'There
were giants In those days."-Rev.
Walter L. Ferris. Congregational
:hurch. Pekin. III.
Many of us are not called to do>
great things for God. but all are called
to little faithfulnesses wrought out
tn the common tasks at hand. A bea
con light of hope to the humble soul
faithful over the lowliest tasks done
as unto the Lord ls the great lesson
of Christ's parable of the talents. As
some one has said, A-e can be glad God
did not say: "Good and successful
servant," for some of the most faith
ful have been failures from a world
ly standpoint. In the truest sense,
plain faithfulr.es Is the highest suc
c?s. It wins God'H approval and
there are no limits to his power to
use that gives absolutely faithful serv
Pennsylvania Sunday Schools.
In the state of Pemisylvsnia there
are 1.917.929 persons enrolled as
members of Sunday schools, and it is
expected that by the end of the pres
ent year the enrollment will reach
2.000,000. One out of every four of
the stato's population is a member ot
some Sunday school.