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.JlCondu.ned by tho National Woman's
Christian Temperance Union.)
IA LIQUOR EXHIBIT.
Neither the liquor industry nor its
jpartner, the government, nor the peo
!ple, who by their votes support and
?protect the traffic, ever ask for space
iin which to exploit its products at
fistate or national or international ex
positions. The saloon has no window
fdlsplay of its workmanship and no
?Inspection of its processes is invited.
!On the contrary, wherever permitted,
Ht puts up screens in an endeavor to
?hide its work and the manner of it
Jirom the public eye.
Apropos of this point is the follow
ing story told of the noted reformer,
John B. Gough:
As Mr. Gough hastened along the
,street of a great English city he
found a drunken man lying on the
?sidewalk outside a saloon door. Go
ing across the street he obtained a
piece of paper and with a colored pen
cil wrote on it the words, "SPECI
MEN of the work done inside." He
then pinned the paper to the drunken
man's coat and stood aside to watch
the effect produced on the passersby.
The attention of the saloon keeper
"was attracted by the crowd, which
ISOOP gathered, and when he observed
the cause of the interest, he angrily
casked: "Who did it?" "Which?" asked
Mr. Gough. "If you mean what is
'on the paper, I did that. If you mean
the man, you did that. This morning
when he started for his \vork, he was
.a sober man; when he went into your
.saloon, he was a sober man; when I
'he came out he was like that, and he !
lis what you made him. If he is not a
?specimen of the work done inside,
what is he?"
?POPE EXPRESSES HIMSELF.
Under the direction of the Interna
jtional Catholic League Against Alco
holism, 200 leading Catholics, repre
senting various total abstinence so
cieties throughout the world, recently
journeyed to Rome to ask the bless
ing of tlie nope on their work for tem
perance. Pope Pius assured them,
'through Cardinal Merry Del Val, of
.his approval and sympathy. "How
.useful it is." he said, "to show the
scourge of alcoholism in its economic,
'moral and physical effects, putting it
Jin correlation with the decay of indi
viduals, whose health, intelligence,
conscience and liberty it ruins; with
the ruin of families, in whose bosom
lit engenders confusion and disorder;
with the ruin of society, whose great
est interests it menaces! And among
?social endeavors there are none more
urgent." He especially expressed the
desire 'that "the clergy everywhere
.take part in this work of education
?and of social preservation, by teach
ing and by example, in the very heart
lof the strife against an evil which
.sows so much opprobrium among the
.faithful, especially in certain coun
Regarding the manner in which
temperance affects the money prob
lem, two men doing business in a
?dry town are quoted by the Otrumwa
(Ia.) Courier. One, a banker, assert
ed that deposits showed a steady in
crease which could be attributed only
to the closing of saloons. He said
also that merchants were finding it
much easier to collect bills under a
.dry regime. The other, a manufac
turer, states that the checks with
which the shop's employe- were paid
now came back indorsed by grocers,
butchers, clothing stores and other
.dealers in life's necessities, instead of
hy saloonkeepers. Experience had
taught him, he said, that men spent
much or most of their money where
rthey cashed their checks.
.ARMY CANTEEN IN GERMANY.
Word comes that commanders of
tfour German army corps have issued
instructions doing away with orders
requiring soldiers to drink beer on
holidays. Heretofore the soldiers have
received checks on holidays good for
beer. In future the checks will .be
/good for coffee and soft drinks. The
commander at Strasburg, General
-von Der Imling. has ordered that the
price of non-alcoholic drinks at can
teens shall not exceed the price of
beer. At maneuvers neither wine nor
beer are to be dispensed at outpost
'bivouacs. This doubtless is the begin
ning of the end of the army canteen
For years the National Woman's
.Christian Temperance union, through
its department of work among soldiers
and sailors, has urged legislation pro
viding for a five-mile dry zone around
naval training schools and stations. It
is most gratifying to know that Secre
tary of the Navy Daniels strongly ad
vocates such a law in the state of Illi
nois and in other parts of the country.
A saloon is a unisance. Its in
fluence for evil cannot be confined to
the building in which it is conducted
any more than can odors of a slaugh
ter house be confined to the block in
which it is located.-William J.
c Considered solely from the stand
point of dollars and cents, the com
munity which tolerates saloons is al
ways the loser. This has been proved
time and again.
"Do Noble Things-Not Dream Them-'*
To each man by an illusion of in
terior optics his own real life appears
to be not what we see him doing but
what he feels himsilf feeling-his own
invisible sensations, emotions, aspira
tions and satisfactions. He is to him
self the center of a weblike universe,
and every least nerve message that
comes to him is, by a necessity of his
soul's unity, equally interesting and
exciting to him. But this subjective
ness is not life; lt is existence. Life ls
conduct; it is growth and betterment;
it is what follows the emotion and de
sire; it is effort and achievement or
failure. Unless we do the things, we
cannot get beyond to seek further
things. As far back as man began he
has thought and felt delicately. The
Mid-Victorians set out to do delicately.
It is this doing the things that makes
us grow up.-Annie Winsor Allen, In
It Is pre-eminently in youth that the
desire to meet obligations may be
most firmly implanted and become a
permanent possession. Children are
quick to catch tire spirit of those they
are with; they soon learn to value the
same things and to strive for them.
And the desire l'or a worthy object,
continually striven for and attained,
grows into a habit of the heart as sure
ly as any long-continued process of
thought grows into a habit of tho
mind, or any oft-repeated manual op
erpticn grows into a habit of the hand.
And what habit can be so inestimable
to the individual or so valuable to so
ciety as that which leads men and wo
men to meet every obligation as it
rises, gladly and speedily, with tho
same satisfaction that every honest
man feels in paying his debts?
No Room for His Money.
One morning father missed some
money out of his clothes and thought
mother had frisked him during the
night. So, while mother was busy in
another room, father went through her
handbag in search of his coln. He
found a receipted milk bill, an unpaid
ice bill, a big hunk of prepared chalk,
a powder puff, two coupons six months
old, representing the last time he had
taken her to a theater; a button hook,
six samples of dress goods, a clipping
containing Gene Field's "Little Eoy
Blue," two safety pins, a sample of
talcum powder, ono of the baby's mit
tens, an old tintype of himself taken
before marriage and seven cents in
coin. And father felt so mean that he
kicked himself all day.-Cincinnati En
Applause In Court.
Mr. Justice Scrutton recently Im
posed a fine of $25 upon a demonstra
tive person who disturbed the pro
ceedings of his court in London. This
course, though unusual, is by no means
without precedent, nor indeed is it
unnecessary, since lt is obviously in
the Interest of justice that a court of
law should be a place where expres
sions of approval or disapproval can
not be permitted. Mr. Justice Cres
well on one occasion thought it prop
er even to reprove a juror for ap
plauding a comment he had passed.
"I dare say you meant it very kind
ly," he observed, "but, believe me, the
administration of justice is in great
danger when applause in court be
comes grateful to a judge's ear."
"Not Worth the Candle."
The well-known saying, "the game Is
not worth the candle," means that it
is not worth even tho candle that
lights the players during their game.
It is used with reference to an under
taking to signify that the results
would not be sufficient to justify the
trouble or expense incurred. The
French have the same saying-"le jeu
ne vaut pas la chandelle." In the "Ja
cula Prudentum; or Outlandish Prov
erbs, Sentences, etc.," of.George Her
bert, an English writer of the seven
teenth century, occurs the proverb:
"It is a poor sport that is not worth
the candle." The saying is orr' of
those old ones, the origin of which it
is difficult, if not impossible, to trace.
TH Show 'Em Wot's Wot!"
The Association of. the Cloth and
Ring, at a recent boxing bout in Lon
don, England, when a clergyman acted
as master of ceremonies reminds ono
of Bendigo, the famous pugilist, who,
on his retirement, scorned the usual
public house, became converted, and
sought to make others follow his lead.
He favored the muscular missionary
method. One one ocasi?n a meeting
of atheists wasvpointed out to him.
"Wot's atheists?" he asked. He was
told. "Eh?" he gasped. "Don't be
lieve in no God? Here, hold my coat!
Let mc get at 'em! I'll soon show 'em
The Scottish fishery board's annual
report foes far to show that the stock
of whales has been seriously reduced
in recent years. The Scottish old lady
of whom Dean Ramsey tells would
have found in this the fulfillment of
her forebc dings. She protested against
the introduction of gas on the ground
that it would supersede the use of oil.
"What's to become o' the puir.whales?"
Breaking lt Gently.
Fallon (who has bought a smail
farm)-"Tell me the truth, Mr. Car
ney; is the Foil rich or poor?" Ex
pert Gardener-"Well, sor, I should
say it wor wanst rich, but it's now ia
GROSS AS TWO STICKS
By ALLIE FORD.
"There!" exclaimed the little stenog
rapher, taking her watch from her belt
and setting it in front of her. "I'm go
ing to hold my breath till it's five
o'clock and then I'm going to run! I've
always felt above watching the clock,
but I'm beginning to understand a few
things! Besides, I've had a horrible
time today trying to get ready for the
The bookkeeper slid his ledgers back
ou the shelf. "Now what's the mat
ter?" he asked, with an exaggerated
air of resignation.
"Oh, I'm tired to a frazzle and as
cress as two sticks!" The little
j "Well, don't take it out on me!" ob
jected the bookkeeper amiably. "What
has happened, anyway?"
"Everything!" returned the little
stenographer dramatically. "I've been
turned into a housekeeper, general util
ity man-anything but the stenog
rapher I thought I was. the stenog
rapher trying to get things shipshape
in j-rcnaration for the holiday.
"This morning I had to devote two
solid hours to checking up his club
bills for Mr. Gray! And my files a
mile behind, waiting for a clear min
ute! If those men don't hear my type
writing machine rattle they think-I've
nothing to do! And they bother
around for au hour to think up some
thing to help me pass the time. Mr.
G^ay smiled ennerously when he hand
ed me his bills, as if he were giving
me the time of my life by permitting
me to see how he spends his money
and incidentally keep his personal ac
counts for him!
"When I finished that Mr. Nicholas
called me in and said his wife had
asked him if I wouldn't be so kind as
to write out her club programs for the
whole of next year! The club was
about to adjourn until fall and it was
saving money by doing its own pro
grams instead of having them printed.
Mr. Nicholas beamed on me as if he
were conferring an honor upon me that
could never be estimated in letting me
get so close to his wife's club as to
spend a few hours writing out the club
programs! Then she'll feel so right
eous when spending on charity the
money I've paved for her, when the
full credit-well, it belongs elsewhere,
if I do say it myself!
"Just when I was working as hard
as I could to get that finished, so that
I could get started all that awful filing,
who should come out and look over
my shoulder but Mr. Brown himself! I
could tell that he thought I was pre
suming a good deal in writing some
thing that was not business letters, sat
I hastened to explain what it was I
was doing. That gave him an idea and
he went back into his office and re
turned presently with his silk gloves.
" 'Won't you please, when you have
a little time, just catch these threads
together?* he asked. And he showed
me fiugers of his gloves that were al
most entirely gone at the tips!
'Catch them together!' Why, I had
positively to crochet new tips on them!
And I didn't dare do anything but my
very carefulest work for him.
"That's the way it's been all day
long! Mr. Gray asked me to pack his
suitcase-from that drawer where ho
keeps shirts and collars, you know
for lie had to go out of town for the
Fourth. And while I was at that Mr.
Vandewatcr had a bright idea. He J
suggested that I phone a reservation
for him-and then run down and get
it! And-oh, well, what's the use?
I'm going home!" . i
She half arose from her chair. As
she did so Mr. Brown emerged hastily
from his office.
"Here," he said, "I've got to "run for
my train. Will yo?'sh?t my desk and
close the window and sign the letters I
The little stenographer noddeo and
said no word. ... j
"And," called the bookkeeper, as he
poked his head back through the door
as he was leaving, "don't forget to put
the cat out and wind the clock."
Delmonico Meal. 4..
He had heard several old miners
who had for many years been living a
rough frontier life discussing what
they would do when they had "made
their piles" and could return with
riches "to thc states."
"Well," said the grizzly old veteran,
"I know; what I'll do. I'll go as straight
as the cars'll.take me to New York,
and when J get there I'll make a bee
line for Delmonico's and I'll get the
blankety-blankedest dinner that mon
ey can buy. I don't care if it costs
me $f)0, I'll have it."
"Now, what do you think you would
order," queried Fred, with some cu
riosity, "if you were to go into Del
monico's for a $50 dinner?"
"Well, I dunno; but I guess I'd have
some ham and eggs-yes, I would; I'd
have some ham and eggs1!"
Hew Carlsbad Got Name.
An American who says he has
"nothing to do between drinks," has
estimated that Carlsbad is now enter
ing upon the five hundred and fifty
sixth season-at least, if there is any
faith to be placed in the old chronic
lers. They ascribe the discovery of the
medicinal properties of the "Sprudel"
to Charles IV, in 1358-or, rather, to
the pack of this fanons huntsman,
which, while in hot pursuit of a stag,
fell into the boiling caldron and had
to be fished out more dead than alive.
Hence the "Carls" and hence the
Tethering Horse in Mexico.
\ Many people are familiar with the
deacon's horse in "David Harum," that
"stood without hitching," but ordinary
horses and kindred creatures are not
built in this way, and BO it is necessary
to tie them to a post, an iron ring in
the pavement or wall, or to a heavy
iron weight carried for the purpose.
Perhaps the most original method con
ceivable for preventing a steed from
wandering off is that adopted by the
street merchants of Vera Cruz, Mexico,
says the Wide World. Here donkeys,
or "burros," as they are called, are
the usual beasts of burden. Occasion
ally their masters must leave them
alone to attend to business or indulge
in a few drinks and a chat at some
corner cafe. On these occasions the
owner simply ties up one leg of the
burro, thus most effectually discour
aging any tendency to run away.
Imagine Hercules as oarsman in a
rotten boat; what can he do there but
by the very force of his stroke expe
dite the ruin of his craft? Take care,
then, of the timbers of your boat, and
avoid all practices likely to introduce
either wet or dry rot among them.
And this is not to be accomplished by
desultory or intermittent efforts of the
will, but fay the formation of habits.
The will, no doubt, has sometimes to
put forth its strength in order to
strangle or crush the special tempta
tion. But the formation of right hab
its ie essential to your permanent se
curity. They diminish your chance of
falling when assailed, and they aug
ment your chance of recovery when
To Hear Yourself as Others Hear You.
An English voice specialist has in
vented a machine which enables a
singer to hear his own voice, just as it
sounds to his audience. The demand
for such a contrivance has been so
great that countless adaptations of the
phonograph and of the telephone have
been tried out in the endeavor to
obtain a correct reproduction of the
voice of a speaker or singer, so that he
can criticize his own delivery, and
modify his tone to obtain the best re
sults. All these devices lacked in
some essential feature, but the new
machine called th** "critophone," is
claimed by the inventor to overcome
objections urged against other models.
Equals a Pound of Beef.
Those who wish to substitute other
foods for meat often desire to know
how much of the substitute is neces
sary to replace a given amount of
meat If only the proteins of the meat
are considered the following will give
a general idea: Two and one-half
quarts milk, one and one-fourths pound
fresh lean fish, three-fourths pound
dried fish, two-thirds pound ordinary
cheese, somewhat less than a pound
of mixed nut meatB, nine eggs, one-half
pound shelled peanuts, or two-thirds
pint dry beans, peas, or lentils is equal
to a pound of beef of average com
The so-called "showstone" in the
British museum belonged originally to
one Doctor Dee, a celebrated astrolo
ger and alchemist of Queen Elizabeth's
time. The doctor declared that one
day in November, 1582. the angel Uriel
appeared to him and gave him the
stone, which had the quality when
steadfastly gazed into, of presenting
visions and giving messages. The doc
tor's assistant, one Edward Kelly,
while paying attention to the stone,
received the command that he and tho
doctor should exchange wives, which
message was forthwith obeyed, with
much ornate ceremonial. .
'"N Forced to Deny Himself.
.. "Wa-al, some ways I'd like to an'
some ways I guess I wouldn't," said
honest. Farmer Bentover when the
suave dispenser of encyclopedias had
paused in'his Biren song. ' "Ye see, if
I was to sign for that 'ere cyclopedee
in forty-seven parts, includln' the in
dex an' appendicitis. I'm sorter afraid
I'd be too tired- to enjoy readin' it;
while If I'd read it at my leisure, as
I'd ort to, in oider to git the good of
? It, I wouldn't hev time to to earn the
price.' Sd all things considered, I guess
I'll hev to deny myself; the privilege,
as it were. Looks sorter like rain off
fo the northwest, don't it?"
A Woman's Way.
An extremely pretty girl stood In
the middle of Lover's lane. At either
end of this celebrated thoroughfare
was a lover. Each had his back turned,
but from where she stood each looked
equally handsome. If she had been a
man she would have tossed up a coin
to see which lover she should call. But
women are not by nature gamblers.
They are generally too sure of them
selves. Then she did the perfectly
natural thing-what any woman would
do. She called to one lover, knowing
the other would hear her. And the
one she didn't call was the one she
Vast Deposits of Copper.
A mountain of copper exists in Chile,
some hundred miles from the port of
Tocopllla, according to a report in the
Diario Illustrado. It is stated that,
according to calculations made, the
mountain is estimated to contain 200,
000,000 cubic yards of copper ore, or a
little less than the volumo of earth
3xcavated in the Panama canal. The
mountain has been purchased by an
j THE RAINS DESCENDED j
J By BREVARD MAYS CONNOR. Z
"Oh, if it would only rain," she had
Little enough to
take offense at if
we weigh the
words one by one,
and consider their
but she had said
it more than once
that day, and the
told on the man's
strained to the
breaking point by weeks of enervating I
He had looked across the table with
a look in his eyes hers could not
"Will-you-shut-up I "
She had sat stunned for a moment,
and then, choking down a dry sob,
"I'm sorry. Dick. You've been so
worried. It's been terrible-this
His face did not soften, and he
"Yes, this year and last, and the
year before that, and all the rest of
the years to come probably." He
stood up abruptly. "I'm going to
She noticed the slight stoop of the
boyish shoulders and the listless drag
of his feet, and then she turned and
looksd out across the baking fields,
where the crowding rows of gray
green corn drooped as if the heat
were heavy and bearing them down.
The child that lay on the bed tossed
and wailed fretfully. After she had
soothed it back into an uneasy slum
ber, she commenced to clear the
table, working swiftly to ease the con
striction in her breast.
When her fingers touched the fine
ly-chiseled edges of the cut-glass sugar
bowl that stood so incongruously amid
their homely ware, she paused and
whispered aloud the thought that this
bare touch had awakened.
"He travels the fastest who travels
His mother had said it-the same |
who had given them the sugar-bowl
said it in her presence when she and
Dick had gone to tell her their re
solve, that they were going to be mar
Placing the ironing-board across the
backs of two chairs, she lifted the
iron from the stove and tested it with
a moistened finger. The light breeze
that stirred the curtains felt cool on
her damp brow, but she did not look
up to see the green haze.
Neither did she note the far-off hum,
like the hum of bees wh' n they gath
er at the home hive .t nightfall-a
hum that grew louder, and swelled in
volume till it sounded like the rumble
of a thousand busy looms-louder,
An eery note sang through it; loud
er and higher, and louder and higher
like the increasing roar of advancing
The shrieks of the child seemed fee
ble and impotent in the face of the
roar, as she seized it up and plunged
head down into the swirling dust out
For a moment she was but a play
thing of the storm that whirled hsr
skirts above her head and blinded her.
She was hurtled along until she stum
bled and fell to her knees on a mou?id
of earth, which with a heart-leap of
joy she. recognized as the storm-house.
Then the door yielded, crashed down
over their heads, and from pande
monium she stepped into peace.
Long she sat with wide-stretchnd
eyes staring into the darkness of their
refuge, until things began to "take on
a dim" ghostly shape, and even the
dirt wall opposite came Into view.
The mutter was dying lower and
lower, and the whine was stilled,
when suddenly there came a clear,
sharp tap on the tin door of their
refuge. She caught her breath and
strained to hear. Yes, there was an
other, and two, three, four, until it
sounded like the preliminary rattle
and then the full rolllngof a drum.
The woman breathed in deeply, au
dibly, and then she screamed:
*"B?by!- the rain!-the rain!"
Swiftly ?he rushed up the four st?ps
and pushed back the trap-door, half
sobbing, half laughing crazily. She
lifted her arms and let. the water
stream down her upturned face, as if
she were drinking it in along' with-'
the thirsty earth. , r
It was salvation to her life that.bad.
been so near ruin that very day, for
it was salvation to the corn wherein
lay their hopes, and with a glad heart
she turned to watch the torrents pour
ing on their fields.
It crept into her face, into her eyes,
until she could no longer bear to look,
and turned. There lay the house in a
ludicrous mass, one beam erect, like
a man lying on his side, his foot in
She did not hear the mad splashing
of a horse down the road, where her
husband, bareheaded, came galloping
wildly through the rain, a terrible
fear in his eyes.
He did not notice the fields, nor
even the house, but when he saw her
standing there disconsolate, his eyes
lighted up with a great joy, and the
look of terror fled. Swiftly he came
ap to her.
"Dick!" she cried. "Oh, Dick, look
at the corn!" but he opened his arms
and stilled her against his breast.
"The corn? What do I care for the
:orn?" And he kissed her again and
Effective Sunday, August 16,
1014, the following changes in pas
senger train schedules were made:
Train No. 6, leave Augusta 6:40
a. m., Graniteville 7:13 a. m.,Tren
ton 7:45 a. m., Johnston 8:00 a. m.
Ward S:10 a. m., Ridge Spring
S:20 a. m., Bate>burg 8:43 a. m.,
Leesville 6:48 a. m., Lexington
9:31,a. m., arrive Columbia 10.0C
Train No. 132, SOUTHEAST
ERN LIMITED. leave Augusta
3:00 p. m. Arrive Columbia, Wash
ington and New York same as here
Train No. 20, leave Augusta 6:20
p. m., Warrenville 6:50 }>. m.,
Graniteville 6:54 p. m.. Trenton
7:35 p. tn. Johnston 7:50 p. m.,
Ward 7:58 p. m., Ridge Spring
8:u7 p. m.. Batesburg 8:25 p. m.,
Leesville 8:30 p. m.. Lexington 9:08
p. m., arriving Columbia 9:35 p. m.
Augusta-Asheville Pullman Sleep
ily: Car handled on this train.
BETWEEN AIKEN AND EDGEFIELD.
Train No. 209, leave Edgefield
7:20 a. m., Park Hill 7:30 a. m.,
arriving Trenton 7:40 a. m.
Train No. 207, leave Edgefield
<3:4U p. m., Park Hill 6:50 ' p. m.,
arrive Trenton 7:00 p. m.
Train No. 208, leave Trenton S:51
a. m.. Park Hil! 9:01 a. m., arrive
Edgefield 9:10 a. m.
Train No. 206, leave Trenton 7:40
p. m., Park Hill 7:50 p. m., arrive
Edgefield S:00 p. m.
BETWEEN HA TE Mit" It G AND PERKY.
Train No. 148, leave Perry 4:40
p. m., Wagener 5.00 p. m., arrive
Batesburg 6:30 p. m.
Train No. 18, leave Augusta 6:20
a. m., Warrenville (3:49 a. m. Aiken
7:07 a.m., Williston 7:44 a. m.,
Blackville 8:00 a. m. Denmaik 8:20
a. m. Bamberg 8:37 a. m., Branch
ville 9:lu a.m., Charleston 1:35 p.m.
Schedules between intermediate
station* adjusted correspondingly.
For additional information, res
ervations, etc., communication with:
Magruder Dent J. A. Townsend
District Pas. Agent Agent
Augusta, Ga.~ Edgefield, S. C.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
.work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
I solicit orders for pine lumber.
Mill is. in operation on my farm
near Cloora, and can cut any dimen
sions. Send in your bill and let us
saw inst what you need. Can ar
range to deliver lumber in Edge
field if desired.
i A-.! BARON HOLMES,
., . Cleora, S. C.
My highly-bred Stallion will
stand at my farm near Red Hill for
s]2.00 to insure sound colt. Good
*peed and works anywhere.
R. L. BODIE,
R. F. D. Modoc, S. C.
: Real Estate
! " 125 acres land near Hibernia
in Saluda county.
1 120 acres near Monett?, Sa
> .luda county.
! ' 330.acres in Aiken county,
near Eureka. 1
300 acres near Celestia or
Davis' mills in Greenwood
I and Saluda counties.
? 50 acres near Edgefield C.
? 250 aeres near Trenton,S.C.
? Several tract* near meeting
? Street, and other tracts near
? Monetta and Batesburg.
i -Apply to
! A. 8. TOMPKINS,
i Edgefield, S. C