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I Portraits cs Emeralds.
Emeralds have often been made use
lof for the cutting of portraits. They
?are among the hardest of stones, and
so stand the work better than their
fellows. The Roman Emperor Had
rian had his likeness engraved upon
an emerald, as well as many other
; great persons; and the portrait which
perhaps many have seen advertised
as the only true portrait of our Sav
ior is said to be a faithful copy of
one found engraved on an emerald of
very ancient date.
Best Cure for Nerves.
The very best cure for a case of
nerves is to keep busy. If you cannot
find any work of your own, help some
friend who has more to do than she
can possibly accomplish. Be really in
terested in everything you do. and do
it with all your might. You never
heard of a washwoman being nervous.
Nervous women are sure to have wrin
kles and you will never get rid of
them until you get better control of
Novel Choir Strike.
I A curious choir strike has occurred
at Gebesee, in Thuringia, Germany. By
an old custom the town supplied the
choir with 400 bottles of beer every
year. The authorities stopped the beor
and the choir immediately went on
strike. The congregation complained.
The town clerk and the church au
thorities met, and as a result it was
decided to give the choir its 400 bottles
Center of Pilchard Fisheries.
Cornwall, the great fishing town of
England, is the center of the pilchard
fisheries. The pilchard is a very im
portant food fi3h. About the middle
of July it appears on the Cornish
coast in immense numbers, and is cap
tured in large quantities. The fish
bears a close resemblance to tko her
ring, but is rounder and thicker and
the under jaw is shorter.
Be Swift to Love.
Do not let us wait to be just or
pitiful or demonstrative towards those
we love until they or we are struck
down by illness or threatened with
death. Life is short, and we have
never too much time for gladdening
the hearts of those who are traveling
the dark journey with us. Oh! be
Bwift of love, make haste to be kind.
l Fads of French Women.
Many society women in Paris keep
dolls, and also top dogs and other
animals, and just before the death of
Caran d'Ache, the celebrated artist,
both French men and French women
used to buy the wooden dolls which
he had designed, and which were usu
ally caricatures of notable people.
Instead of Enamel.
Kitchen shelves painted white are
mush easier to keep clean than if
merely covered with paper. Instead
of covering the paint with a coat of
enamel as a finish, a coating of thin,
hot starch does as well, is Inexpen
sive, and will not wash off, at least
so says someone who has tried it.
The scorpion orchid which grows in
Java is not by any means common in
this country. A great many very odd
shapes and colors are found in the or
chid family. Hundreds of them grow
only in tropical countries hidden away
from the tracks of man.
As the Statue of Liberty hove in
Bight one of the passengers rushed in
to the captain's quarters. "Say, cap,"
he hiccoughed, "can't ye wait around
out here until dark? My wife's wait
ing for me with a club in her hand."
His Pertinent Question in Reply.
"Sir, I love your daughter! She is all
the world to me, and-" "H'm! If I
give my consent how soon will you be
r, n thinking that the world's father
owes you a living?"
* Inside History of Discovery.
Nearly every great discoverer owes
a certain amount of gratitude to a na
tive who was able to lead him to the
place he was discovering.
Nature has perfections in order to
show that she is the image of God;
and defects, in order to show that she
ie only his image.-Pascal.
No Doubt About lt.
"Those men seem well connected,"
said Mullins as he looked at an officer
and prisoner, handcuffed together, on
their way to the courtroom.
Politeness appears to have been in
vented to enable people who would
naturally fall out to live together in
A giraffe immediately after Its
birth measures six feet from its hoofs
to the top of its head.
Dai?y Optimistic Thought.
Two cannot f:1.!! out if* one doesn't
In an English police court an officer
was giving evidence against a woman
accused of robbing a. pawnbroker, and
assured the magistrate that, on his
telling the prisoner the charge on
which he had taken her, she "turned
from him and swallowed a bed-tick,
a pair of corsets, two brass candle
sticks, a smoothing-iron, and a bel
lows!" "Nonsense! Have you lost
your senses?" said the magistrate.
"Your worship, 'tis the tickets for
them, I mear., she swallowed."
Sexton in Hard Luck.
One of the healthiest localities in
Australia, it is estimated is Lithgow,
New South Wales, and this has been
confirmed by the action of the local
sexton, who has complained to the
cemetery trustees that, owing to the
few deaths, he is unable to make a
living. He applied for increased sal
ary, stating that since he tcok over
the position he has only averaged $5
per week, and could not live ou that
The trustees refused the request.
The capital invested in Swiss hotels,
? according to the latest figures,
amounts to over $200,000,000, while the
average annual gross profits are esti
mated at $50,000,000. The report shows
that a number of the biggest hotels
are controlled by large companies,
L which form a kind of trust, in which
there is a large proportion of foreign
capital invested. There are 43,000 ho
tel servants in Switzerland, most of
whom are very well paid.
A brazen-lunged newsboy in a
western city has been having a good
deal of fun at the expense of the
wearers of freakish skirts. His meth
od has the simplicity of genius. As
his victim goes by she is startled to
hear a loud cry: "Git out of town!"
Her indignant look brings a repetition
of the cry, with a slight addition
which does not altogether propitiate
her: "Git out of town-paipers!"
It is told of the late Mrs. Robert
Louis Stevenson that she was much
more interested in literature than she
was in absolute order when it came
to her housekeeping. At one time she
and her husband received an invita
tion to dinner and Mr. Stevenson said
in his note of acceptance: "We will
come If, in the meantime, Mrs. Stev
enson can find her other shoe."
Little Katharine had a big dog
which she loved dearly. One cold
night she asked if the dog could come
into the house for a while. Her moth
er said: "Yes; but as soon as he be
gins to scratch, you must put him
right out." Later Katharine was heard
to exclaim: "0, Bettie, don't scratch;
tell me where it itches, and I'll scratch
it for you."-Chicago Tribune.
Tree Yields a Fortune.
Brazil boasts of a giant tree that
produces a revenue of over two thou
sand dollars a year. It is a rubber
tree-probably the largest in tho
world. For one hundred and twenty
.days every year it produces 22 pounds
of rubber dally. The trunk of the tree
is over 27 feet in circumference.-The
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by the U. S.
farmers in all
better hay th
tons of choice
of soil. Resi
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the seed sold
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$1.00 per pou
one pound c(
send for seed
then make m
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Baby's Morning Dip
ur^i OODNESS KNOWS, "
says grandmother, 4 'what
we'd do without this Perfection
Smokeless Oil Heater."
"If Td only had one when you
were a baby, you'd have been
saved many a cold and croupy
For warming cold corners and
isolated upstairs rooms, and for
countless special occasions when
extra heat is -wanted, you need
The Perfection is light, portable, inex
pensive to buy and to use, easy to clean
and rewick. Njb kindling, no ashes.
Burns kerosene ..- easy to handle and
inexpensive. Smokeless and Odorless.
At all hardware and-g?fccral stores. Look for the
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Washington, D. C Charlotte, N. C.
Norfolk, Va. BAYMORE Charleston, W. Va.
Richmond, Va, Charleston, S. C
L'S Greatest Grass
es From Africa
)W SUDAN GRASS
'onderful grass of the age, introduced and endorsed
, Agricultural Department. Tested severely by the
parts of Texas successfully. Makes more seed and
ian any other forage plant known. Under ordinary!
> produces 300 to 600 pounds of seed and three to six
i hay per acre the same season. Adapted to all sorts
sts severest drought and does well in wet weather,
four pounds of seed to an acre in drills, and sixteen
ir pounds broadcast. Equals timothy in quality of
;inds of live stock prefers it to alfalfa. Last spring
for $2.00 to $4.00 per pound, and all who grew it
v more next year. It is now selling for $1.00 per
ill go higher before next spring, as the supply is lim
\ send pure Sudan seed, prepaid by parcel post, for
md, in lots of fifty pounds and under, not less than
msidered. Larger lots by freight cheaper. Better
now and be sure of getting it and save money, and
ore money next season. Every one who can should
, grass. Address
s County, Aldine,
Smiles at Rain
DR- J. S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE.
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
- A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
ELROY G. SMITH
Hydralic and Sanitary Engineer.
Water Supply,, Good Roads, Land Sub
division and Surveys.
Investigations, Reports and
316 Harrison Bldg. Augusta, Ga
KILLS THE COUGH. CURES THE LUNGS
Make the Old suit
Wv are better prepared
than ever to do first-class
work iu cleaning and press
ing of all kinds. Make your
old pants or suit new by let
ing us ?clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
tsUCtion g tarante? tl.
Ed ge field Pressing
WALLACE HARRIS PROP.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliable DR.
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL, a sur.
trical dressing that relieves pain and heals at
?he same time. Not a liniment 25c. ^ "**.?O
Cures Oft] Sores, ??V nsmcdtes Won't Core.
The worst cases, nonBRter of how lone standing
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Sr,
Porter'B Antiseptic Healing OU. It relieve*
''ala and Heals at the same lime. 25c, 50c, $1.0*
to sell the most remarkable bargain in the
magazine world this year.
Everybody s $1.50
A monthly salary and a liberal commission
on each order. Salaries run up to $250.00 per
month, depeuding on the number of orders.
This work can be done in your spare time,
and need not conflict with your present du
ties. No investment or previous experience
necessary. We furnish full, equipment free.
Write for particulars to
The Ridgway Company
Spring and Macdougal Streets, Kew York
The Rayo Rests Your Eyes
THE bright, yet soft light of the RAYO Lamp
rests your eyes as surely as a harsh white glare
is injurious to them. . Scientists recommend the light
of an oil lamp - and the
is thc best oil lamp made.
Ask your dealer to show you the Rayo,
glare, no flicker. Easy to light and care for.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Washington, D. C
(NEW JERSEY) Charlotte. N. C.
We have accepted the agency for the
Ford Automobiles for Edgefield County,
and will have constantly on hand a stock
of Touring Cars and Run-Abouts. Shall
be pleased to show them to those who
contemplate buying a car. The Ford
cars defy Edgefield 's winter roads.
They are an All-the-Year-Round Car
We will also carry a full assortment of
all parts of the Ford cars, and can fill or
ders at our Carag ; without your having
to wait to get extra par. s by express.
Make your auto wants known to us, and
we will satisfy them on short notice and
at reasonable prices.
Auto and Repair Shop
Edgefield, South Carolina