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KEPT m PROMISE I
By EDGAR WHITE. ?
"Write her this lor me. Jean, that
when she brings her husband with
? her then she may
come. Don't tell
ber that I'm suf
fering - dying -
not a word! She
shall never dark
en those doors!
Do you hear? I'vt
sworn it. That's
all. Send Henri
here. The lad
with half her in
tellect has thrice
. The tall, hand
had half arisen
from his couch to
. -deliver the peremptory command to
his retainer, fell back exhausted.
With the silent tread of a
clean-limbed animal of the jungles, a
young man entered the bedroom and
approached the bedside of his father.
His head and shoulders were of tre
mendous size for the delicate body
and legs, ghing him the appearance
of a humpbacked man.
"Henry, my boy," gasped Le Croix,
taking a firm grip ou th? hunch
back's hands, and looking him earn
estly in the eyes. I have just re
ceived from your sister a note, which
is burning in yon fire. She is over in
town and wanted to come here. Year"
ago-you remember-your sister left
us. It broke your mother's heart.
What it did to me matters not There
was a man who took your sister from
TIS. Ile was a bad man. Your sis
ter had a child by that bad man. Now,
Henri, should you ever meet him, kill
Within the hour that the postman
had delivered the unforgiving ulti
matum to the young woman petition
er a. servant handed her a card, stat
ing that the caller waited in the hotel
parlor. As she entered a man arose
and deferentially bowed. She flushed
slightly as she recognized Charles
Hasbrook, an old acquaintance of her
girlhood, a man who had loved her.
and whom she had loved.
"Your father is dying; you would
like to see him?"
"Yes, sir, but ho has absolutely de
clined to receive me unless-unless-"
"I know," said Hasbrook, gently.
"But that doesn't matter. If you'll
get your wraps we'll drive out to the
"Yes, my lit;lo son."
The man stan ed as if struck, but he
"Bring him along," he said.
At the mansion, Jean barred the
"My orders are strict," be said;
"she cannot enter."
"But 1 insist she has a right to
come in," said Hasbrook. sternly.
"Let us pass, and then if he wants to
Order us out, we'll go. but we're go
ing to see him first."
The young woman rushed to the in
valid and knelt at his bedside.
"Who calls me father?" demanded
the cid man, harshly.
"It is I-your daughter-Cecil?:
can t you see me?"
"Where's your husband?"
"Here he is, Mr. Le Crofc:," said j
Hasbrook, calmly. M\ name is
Charles Hasbrook. I n:arried your
daughter when she left home some
"The proof, sir-the proof! Why
didn't you lejt me knew before?
There's some trickery here."
"I understood you objected to me
on grounds affecting my honor," said
Hasbrook, taking desperate chances,
"and I told Cecil never to mention my
name In a letter she wrote you."
"By gad! That has the right ring,"
said the old man. "I'd have done
the same thing myself."
The invalid lasted until nearly
dawn, when Hasbr ok having done all
he could, walked down the graveled
path. He was conscious that some
dark figure was flitting about the trees
and bushes, going in the same direc
tion. Supposing it was one of the
dogs, he paid but little attention till
the figure blocked his way at the gate.
Then he recognized the grotesquely
misshapen form of a man, who seemed
to be all head and arms. Hasbrook
attempted to step to one side, but his
enemy leaped at him like a whirlwind,
clutched him with a death grip about
the throat and bore him to the earth.
He couldn't cry out, and his arms
seemed paralyzed. The hunchback
knelt on his breast and maintained his
grip of steel till all was over.
Fearful Forest Waste.
Experts in the forest service In the
department of agriculture estimate
that the lumber still available in !hsi
Fnited States is about 3,000,000,000
000 feet. We are cutting this timber
at the rate of 100,000.000.000 feet an
nually, and nearly 73.000.000 cords of
wood are wasted every year throu?h
i ignorance or carelessness. The for
est products laboratory at Madison,
Wis., is working hard to contrive
means to save some of thc enormous
waste, and there Is reason to believe
that it will be decreased materially !n
the years to come. The national for
ests contain 105,000.000 acres, lu
some regions the timber cut will re
new itself in fifteen or twenty years
?tOondut?tecl by the National Woman's
Christian Tunporance Union.)
Introduced in the house of represen
tatives, December 4, 1911; reintro
duced August 5, 1S13, and again De
cember 10, 1913, by Congressman
Richmond P. Hobson.
Introduced in the senate December
10, 1913. by Senator Morris Sheppard.
Whereas, Exact scientific research
has demonstrated that alcohol is a
narcotic poison, destructive and de
generating to the human organism,
and that ita distribution as a beverage
or contained in foods lays a snigger
ing economic burden upon the shoul
ders of the people, lowers to an ap
palling degree the average standard
of character of our citizenship, there
by undermining the public morals and
the foundation of free institutions,
produces widespread crime, pauper
ism and insanity, inflicts disease and
untimely death upon hundreds of
thousands of citizens and blights with
degeneracy their children unborn,
threatening the future integrity and
the very life of the nation: There
fore, be it
Resolved by the senate and house
of representatives of the United
States of America in congress assem
bled (two-thirds of each Louse con
curring therein!. That the following
amendment of the constitution be, and
hereby is, proposed to the states, to
become valid as a part of the consti
tution when ratified by the legisla
tures of the several states as provid
ed by the constitution:
"Section 1. The sale, manufacture
for sale, transportation for sale, im
portation for sale, and exportation for
sale of Intoxicating liquors for bever
age purposes In the United States and
all territory subject to the jurisdiction
thereof are forever prohibited.
"Section 2. Congress shall havo
power to provide for the manufacture,
sale, importation, and transportation
of intoxicating liquors for sacramen
tal, medicinal, mechanical, pharma
ceutical, or scientific purposes, or for
use in the arts, and shall have power
to enforce this article by all needful
ABSTINENCE-ONLY SAFE POSI
Total abstinence is certainly per
sonal prohibition, and personal pro
hibitionists ought to vote for national
prohibition. It is the moderate drink
er that supports the saloon, sustains
the brewery and the distillery and
breeds the degenerates that fill our
prisons, our hospitals, poorhouses
and insane asylums. I have treated
some 5,000 inebriates in my profes
sional career, all before without ex
ception were moderate drinkers, aiid
in 600 carefully tabulated records of
family history there was shown some
form of degeneracy present in the di
rect line of descent and collateral
branches, the use of narcotics in some
form being present in the parental
history. The descendants of thc ha
bitual moderato drinker do not escape
the evil of the alcoholic taint, ic some
form of physical, mental, moral de- ]
genrracy. Tho only safety is total ab- j
stiner.ee. and this must be impressed j
on tho people.-b. D. Mason, M. D.,
PROTECTION OF HOME.
Our chief object is the protection
of the home from whatever hurts or
destroys. We have learned through
the stern yet ofttimes pitiful logic of i
event3 that alcoholic drink is the
great home-destroying, heart-breaking
evil. We are working for the over
throw ol' the legalized liquor traffic.
Our last national convention unani
mously voted to use its extensive
equipment and its utmost influence in
the effort to secure an amendment to
the national constitution in accord
ance with the resolution introduced in
congress by Hon. Richmond Pearson
Hobson of Alabama, prohibiting the
Bale, the manufacture for sale, trans
portation, importation or exportation
for sale of beverages or foods contain
ing alcohol.-Lillian M. N. Stevens,
president National W. C. T. U.
VIEWPOINT OF THE ENEMY. .
We always scan the liquor papera j
with Interest and growing satisfaction.
They indicate from tho viewpoint of
the enemy the very encouraging ad
vance of the temperance march, and
the reports from their watch towers
strengthen cur faith and Increase our ;
cot: rage. What is meant for a note of
warning to the liquor interests comes
as word of cheer to the teetotaler.
Indeed, if it were not that wc object to
supporting the liquor trade by sub
scri; ;:;g for its periodicals, we should
say to every anti-liquor man and
womit t. especially to the weak-kneeri I
arnot:, us, "take a liquor journal." |
Their nowa coluranrj and their editorial i
writing do not mince words when it
comes -i setting forth the situation.
CONSERVATION CF CITIZENSHIP.
In th! day and age we are study-'
inf; coui rvatioa from all its different
angles I I know of no conservation
so ncce.- iny as to conserve the young
men who re to grow up and to take
their plac in the affairs of state and
nation. >. young man can sfart out i
in life handicapped by r?vcn tho morl- i
?rate uso ( :' liquor and make a sue-1
cess, atu' 1 believe that for the best
Interests of the future of our country
wo should have prohibition both in
state and nation.-Governor Hanna ol j
? "MOVIES" FOR THE CHINESE
I - ? .
I New Idea That May Mean a Great
Deal in the Development of the
Rece and Country.
! Student;; of race development in the
far east may well feel a strictly non
commercial interest in the experiment
: involved in the establishment of a
heavily capitalized company in Hong
kong to produce in cities and larger
towns of China motion-picture shows
with explanations in the vernacular.
: How much such shows may mean to
the education of the Chinamen can
only be guessed by the Occidental.
That the isolation of China from the
world's growth, the real ignorance of
the Chineso masses as to all things
outside their own land, are respon
sible for most of the conditions that
cause peril to the new republic from
foreign powers is evident enough to
any one who cares to think.
The quickness of the Chinese mind
is not doubted. Perhaps there is no
race on earth that is better qualified
to grasp what the "movies" have to
offer. The panorama without speech
has a peculiar appeal to tho Celes
tials. A few years with the films that
show the Pfe, the drama, the interests
of Caucasion races may do more' to
create a new China than any political
changes at Pekin. Education Uas to
! be sugar-coated everywhere. The
i "movies" should have a great future
in China. ^
! WAS NOT FOR GENERAL USE
Postoffice, When First Established,
Meant Only to Carry Of?cial
The postoflice was first established
for the principal, and in some coun
tries for the exclusive purpose of car
rying official correspondence by mail,
j Later, In France, Great Britain, and
j the United States, because of the
j great expansion and commercialization
1 of the postal system, the free carriage
! of mail matter came to be regarded as
a privilege, and this privilege was
claimed by persons in official position.
In England the house of commons
claimed the privilege as early as 16G0.
It waa abolished in Great Britain,
however, by the passage of Rowland's
cheap postage measure in 1839. In
the United States the first appearance
of the franking privilege is traceable
to the action of the continental con
gress assuming control of the postof
fice in January, 1776. It is interesting
to learn that lt was then granted to
all private soldiers actually in service
for all letters they might write or
that might be written to them. In
the early years of the United States
government the privilege was granted
widely, but it soon became necessary
to restrict it. An act of March 3,
1845, limited the privilege to the presi
dent, the vice-president, members and
delegates in congress, the third anv
sistant postmaster general, and all
postmasters. Other offices were di
rected to keep quarterly accounts of
Old English Custom Kept Up.
An ancient custom of the Cllnque
Ports was celebrated a short time ago
at Brightlingsea, Essex. England,
when Mr. Douglas Stone was re-elect
ed mayor, with old-world ceremony,
in the belfry of the parish church,
Rev. Arthur Pertwee. vicar of Bright
lingsea, being re-elected recorder. Six
jurats, or assistants, were also elected,
paying a fee of ll pennies. Brightling
sea is "attached" to the Cinque Port
of Sandwich, and its mayor ia known
as the deputy, being deputy to the
mayor of the latter town. The newly
elected mayor has to journey to Sand
wich to be invested with the chain o?
office, this chain being of a very hand
some design of gold oyster shells and
silver sprats, and having attached a
massive opal seal, supposed to be one
of the most valuable opals in Eng
land. The office of deputy, which dates
back to the year 1412, carries with it
various privileges which are jealously
The most indispensable and valuable
asset for the conduct of life is courage
-courage to endure, courage to con
struct and reconstruct, courage to go
on. Without these how shall we do
more than drag out a miserable exist
ence, moving from place to place, like
tramps and beggars, living on the
doles fate offerB us as we slouch along
unpremeditated ways? Could there
be a better prayer for the opening
year than this? "Give us courage to
be masters of ourselves, courage to
swim against the stream, courage to
drown, when our due time is come,
with serene hearts and quiet faith in
God." When that prayer is answered,
living deserves a 6ong and dying be
comes an episode in the history of a
man. If religion did not more than,
make this forward looking courage
possible, it would deserve our rever
ence and pursuit.-Boston Transcript
Another "R" ir the School.
Reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic, the
"three R's" of the schoolma'am in the
little old red schoolhouse on the hill,
may have to make room for another
The Iowa state highway commission
is of the opinion that the child mind
is a good place to start "good roads,"
just as good as it is to begin the mul
tiplication table, the first reader and
how to write.
Tho highway commission and the
state superintendent of public in
struction, A. M. Deyoe, are co-operat
ing in the working out of a plan tc
use the rural consolidated schooi
houses 'a the state to diss?min?t*
good roads gospel to the fathers aad
MEET WEEDS OF THE COUNTRY
American Electric Locomotives Differ
From European on Account of
It has often been remarked by
Americans that European electric lo
comotives are built like watches, and
?be regret is implied that similar re
finement in workmanship is not to be
expected ol' the American mecahnic.
This to a certain extent is true. Tho
: design, construction and repairs of
locomotives in this country have as
: sumed simplicity as a keynote.
In this country it is'a rule that the
needs of economical operation are best
conserved when the locomotive mile
age is kept high, and this in turn
means long intervals between over
hauling in the shop together with the
minimum cf tinkering between trips.
Parts so designed as to require extra
ordinary care and skill In fitting are
not likely to survive either the heavy
stress cr the. rapid wear of railway
service, and a construction which in
volves their use should be changed In
preference to the alernative of keeping
the engine out of Bervice while deli
cate adjustments are being made.
Electric Railway Journal.
WILL THE LIGHTS BE WHITE?
Oft. when I feel my engine swerve.
As o'er strange rails wc fare.
! I strain my eye around the curve
. For what awaits us there.
When swift und free shu carrie.*; mc
Through yards unknown at night,
I look atone; the line to see
That all the lamps are white.
1 The blue light marks the cripp'ed car.
The green light signals slow:
1 Thc red light is a danger light.
The white light. "Let her go."
Again the open fields we roam.
And. when the night is fair.
I look up In the starry domo
And wondor what's up there.
For who can speak for those who dwell
Behind the curving: slcy?
No man has ever lived to tell
Just what lt means to die.
Swift toward life's terminal I trend,
The run seems short tonight;
Only God knows what's at tho ?nd
I hope thc lamps are white.
-"Will the Lights be White?" Cy War
man. In National Magazine.
Pioneers In Traction.
The first electric transportation mo
tor and car were built in a blacksmith
shop in Vermont about 70 years ago.
The motor was used to run upon a
circular track for exhibition purposes,
but it proved an excellent advertise
ment of the possibilities of electric
power. About the time that the Ver
mont blacksmith was scheming an elec
tric car, Mathias Baldwin of Philadel
phia was building a small model loco
motive for use In the Peale museum
That locomotive was put to work run
ning round a circular track and was
j xatehed with great Interest by the
or Philadelphia, who had been
' d;?cussions about the
"mg steam to or>
I wish !<. inform lite yo?td peop
?f Et I jr? Held ?hal I will continue th
Uuck.stuilli Simp thai was ?-stal
lished by HIV falber, < ril?-s Hui ic
bunt 40 yara atf?i .ind condu?'t?"
.y bini until Iii- dent h recently.
I wi'l (rive th? best possible nt
ention tu all work intrusted to un
nd will jruaranlee every job 1 do.
No doubt you are, if
you suffer from any of the
numerous ailments to
which an women are sub
ject. Headache, back
ache, sideache, nervous
ness, weak, tired ieeling,
are some ot the symp
toms, and you must nd
yourself of them in order
to feel well. Thousands
of women, who have
been benefited by this
remedy, urge you to
The Woman's Tonic
Mrs. Sylvania Woods,
of Clifton Mills, Ky., says:
.'Before taking Car dui,
I was, at times, so weak I
could hardly walk, ana
the pain in my back and
head nearly killed me.
After taking three bottles
of Cardui, the pains dis
appeared. Now 1 fee! as
well as I ever did. Every
suffering woman should
try Cardui.*' Get a bottle
Coughed for Three Years.
I am a lover of your erodsenj
humanity an>l science. Your modi
eine, Dr. Ki mr's New Discovery.
KU ted1 my cough of threw year>
.standing, says Jennie Flemming oi
Ne iv Dover, Ohio, lin ve you au an
noying cough? Is it stubborn ind
won't yield lo treatment? (-ret a 50e
buttle of Dr. Kmir's New Discovery
'??.day. What it did foi Jenni?
Flemming it will do for you, no
matter how stubborn or chronic a
?ough may be. It stops a cough and
? tops throat and lung trouble. Re
lief or money back. 5UC and -M.00
at your dru giri st Bucklen's Arnica
Salve for pimples.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined nnd glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
worlc of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Siill the wonder grows that a greater
number of farmer-* do not raise
more horses and mules. Several
days ago Mr. \V. E. Winn sold a
home-raised colt to nis brother. Mr.
J. E. Winn, for *'200. Those who
.?aw the fin?! young mare say she
was a great bargain at that price.
The Winn brothers can afford to
keep brood mares, because they al
ways prow an abundance of corn at
home to si pplv the farm.
Go to see
Before insuring'elsewhere. We
represent the best old line com
Harling & Byrd
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
All of the Ne
Our Spring stock is ii
partment. it matters not
have it. Come in to see t
that we are showing in tli
season. Goods lor dresses
for waists-Tor misses and
very large stock of trimmij
We can please the most
We are showing a be
derwear ibr ladies, misses,
before you buy your suppl,
Our Shoe Department
most styl isl! oxfords and si
the popular lasts and in pa
We invite the men an
clothing and hats. Our pi
Have an established posit
any other goods on the ma
ience and careful study rf t
up every bag of these good;
this can be furnished by ot
ment with the uncertain.
-FOR PRICKS," TE.1
P KOF KSSIO JST AT
DR. J. S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFHCE.
Residence 'Phcre 17-R. Oflice 3.
A. H. Carley,
Surgeon Deni ist
Appointments at Trenton
- FOR SALE
125 acres land near Hibernia
in Saluda county.
120 acres near Monctta, Sa
330 acres in Aiken eoonty,
luO acres near Ropers.
300 acres near Celestia or
Davis' mi i N in Greenwood
and Saluda cn un ties-.
50 acres near Edge-field C.
250 aeres near Trenton,S.C.
Several tract* near meeting
Street, and oilier tracts near
Monetta and Batesturgf. rf
-Apply to- <
A. S. TOMPKINS,
dg erleid, S. C.
Notice is hereby given that oa
Saturday the 23rd day of May,
Prox., I .will make a final settle
ment on the estate of Mrs. Mary
A. Holley, in the office of the Pro
bate Court, in and for said County,
and then and there I will apply l*
the Probate Court for a final order
discharging me from the office and
duties of Executor of her estate.
R. N. Broadwater,
ow complete in every de
what the ladies want we
ill the new Spring fabrics
ie beautiful colors of the
. goods for skirts, goods
ladies. We also have a
ags, lace embroidery, etc.
exacting buyer in these
autiful assortment of un
men and boys. Come in
y of light underwear. .
: is well supplied with the
ippers. We have them in
tents, gun metal, tans and
d boys to see our stock of
ices are reasonable.
J. W. PEAK
, and other Famous
rVorks, of Augusta
ion which is unequaled by
rket. 38 ye irs of exper
he fertilizer question back
<. Nu such reassurance as
;hers. Then why experi
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