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FORTUNATE OF EARTH
ARE THOSE WITH WHOM CHIL
DREN ARE CONFIDENTIAL.
Probably the Most Precious Gift That
the Fairies Bestow and lt ls Not
Given to the Majority of
It is very likely a fairy gift, and if
you haven't it there is little hope of
your ever getting it. If you have it,
however, you are the most fortunate
sort of all sorts of fortunate folks.
You are the sort that the children talk
to in the street. Ard the reason that
the person the children talk to in the
street is so very fortunate is that
they tell him things that nobody else
ever hears, and very good things to
hear, at that. From that fact it is
easy to understand that this talk of
theirs ns no more "good morning" or
"hello" sort of conversation. It is real
talk about real things, although, to be
sure, it is only the fortunate person
who hears it that can really under
They begin very abruptly, these chi1
dren, and the beginning may be in .e
middle or at either end of a th: jg.
It does not matter. The talk may
start something like this, entirely un
expected or unsolicited on the fortu
nate person's part: "You'd think
they'd fall out anyway, if you did think
anybody growed on the moon, wouldn't j
you?" And it may lead anywhere.
Sometimes it is much more personal j
than that You may meet a small boy
aimed with a toy gun and a sword and
he may begin, "You'll have to run for
lt," meaning the street car, "but if j
you ain't got any better luck than me
you'll miss it anyway. I bet I got the
worst luck of anybody, and I bet I've
found the most horse shoes. If I had
good luck I'd been a girl and then I :
wouldn't have to fight all the time." |
And this is probably from the terror
Of his neighborhood, a boy who is
supposed by teachers and neighbors |
and parents, to exist solely for the i
joy of battle.
If you are the fortunate sort of per
son, you will be stopped and consulted !
about everything the children are do- j
lng. It may be cold and almost dark, j
and you may be hurrying home to sup
per, hut if you are the right one, the
little girl who is contemplating the
snow woman, a plump stylish creature
with full skirts and a hat with a feath- j
er, will call to you without a doubt of j
your sympathy, to know whether or |
not you don't think "she is just a lit- j
"It's the newsboy's fault," sh6 ex- '
plains, "he poked har in the eye and it
ain't been right since. I could take a
couple of buttons off her waist, they're
only walnuts, and make her some oth
er eyes just to match, but she is get
ting so slippy/*
They may run after you to tell you
a bit of gossip about their "friends,"
imaginary friends that nobody else
ever heard of. They may trot along
with you repeating the most astonish
ing conversations that they h??ve had
with squirrels or bears or stars or
policemen. And it is all true. It is
all because they believe it. and it is
the expression of their queer little
Justice, Then Prosperity.
The difference between the men in ;
office now in city, in state and in fed- '
eral government, and those men in .
office 20 years ago, in those rather ;
narrow but controlling arcas of our '
politics where there are actually ;
marked differences, lies not In mat
ters of honesty, not in matters of ca
pacity, not in matters of party faith.
Tho real difference is found in their
philosophy of life, William Allen
White writes in the New York Inde
pendent. The political leaders of ma
jorities in the eighties and nineties
of thc last century believed in busi- ;
ness for itself, that prosperity was an ?
end of itself. Today our governments, ?
city, state and national, are more or 1
less under the control of men who ali ?
profess, r.nd who in the main believe
that justice is more important than I
prosperity. And the politicians are
only taking their cure from the peo-.
plo. A sense of justice;-with here a ?
backset, and there a reaction-is 1
growing steadily and overwhelmingly
in the American heart.
Zeppelins Built Sines the War.
According to a dispatch from Berne. ?
Switzerland, there are now some
eighty Zeppelins in the German i
service. This statement, is said to ?
be based on information developed at |
Friedrichshafen, where the airship !
works are located. Recently one ol* |
the latest type Zeppelins made a trial i
flight. It bore tho number LZ-9"".. and
in design varied considerably from thc- |
ante-bellum Zeppelins. Its gondolas I
are said to bc of plated steel. The
craft is plentifully supplied with ma
chine guns and apparatus for throw
ing bombs ar.d aerial torpedoes;
among the latter being a new type
which is reported to bo far more pow
erful then any heretofore developed.
In fact, rumor has it that thc new
aerial torpedo is to play a prominent
part in the event of the German war
ships and Zeppelins coming out from
their sheltering harbors and engaging
in battle with the British fleet in the
North sea.-Scientific American.
"Do you know. Miss Peaches. I
think you must be very egotistical."
"Why, Mr. Sympe! How can you
imagino such a thing?"
"Because you have such capita!
NEVER LEADED THE TRUTH
Callow Youngsters Might Have Re
pented of Their Condemnation If
They Had but Known.
Youth and presumably Innocence
were waiting at a French goods coun
ter while the clerk wrapped up jars of
pink stuff which they didn't need.
Each was audacious in the matter of
short skirts, and both were chewing
On a stool at the same counter sat
another customer, a woman just facing
the agony line which separates beauty
from vandal Age. And Youth and In
nocence felt called on to dissect her.
They bandied impressions as to the
woman's looks, and giggled over her
desperate attempts to retain her com
plexion and age. Their sharp young
eyes took in the nobby dress that was
almost shabby, and their sharp young
voices would have stabbed her to the
quick except that she seemed to be
walled in by some concentrated
thought that cloistered her from their
"I betshees bad."
The gum-stuck verdict came from
Innocence, whose lawful place at that
minute should have been in some
"Uccorse. Anybodyk'n tell that
Whodjespose would lookatarole mut
Then Youth and Innocence, without
explaining how they came to be so
sordidly enlightened at their callow
years, suddenly switched interest to
their wrapped-up stuff, and- That
was all there was to it.
Except, that the woman, having
bought and paid for her own little box
of something, got up and hurried to the
store entrance, where another woman
stopped to congratulate her on some
appointment obtained by her son:
"Isn't it splendid! Papa and I are
so proud of him-I'm especially glad
for papa, because he has been so de
pressed ever since his last attack
Ned's going to send him to Atlantic
City right away- Imagine! After
all these poverty-pinched days-"
"Well, you surely deserve all the
good luck that's coming to you- Don't
see how on earth you keep your color
after all the nursing you've had to
"Rouge, my dear. Papa'd be too
wretched for words if he knew my
complexion had gone yellow-but Ned
says I shan't need it after this-"
This isn't much of a yarn, of course,
but we have Plutarch's word for it that
truth is always worth considering.
And this is true.-Washington Star.
Scientists Study "Flying Sickness."
"Flying sickness" in its more essen
tial particulars is deserving of care
ful and scientific investigation, ac
cording to the London Lancet. It
raises matters of interest in connec
tion with so-called mountain sickness.
Edward Whymper states from his own
experience of this condition that the
abiding symptoms are profound lassi
tude, intense headache, feverishness,
accelerated respiration and occasional
spasmodic gulping of air, "just like
the fishes when taken out of water,"
palpitation and tinnitus. The latter
two symptoms, no doubt, occur also
with great frequency at relatively low
"It is clear." says the Lancet, "that
flying sickness is not comparable in
the strict Eense with mountain sick
ness, in spite of the fact that some
of the symptoms are more or less
identical. Hitherto we have had little
direct evidence of what occurs as a
result of rapid transference from high
to low altitudes, for the laborious as
cent of the mountaineer into rarified
air is very different from a speedy re
turn to normal pressures, while the
climb of a flying machine is hardly so
rapid as to cause any ill effect. The
pilot who is lifted from bis machine,
after a fast, volplane, in a semicon
scious condition, falling thereafter
into a deep sleep, shows a phenome
non not met with either in mountain
sickness or in caisson disease."
To Promote Safety.
The newest museum in New York is
called the American Museum of Safe
ty. It contains collections of models,
charts and photographs, actual ma
chines safeguarded in full size, to
gether with models of safety devices
and sanitary appliances. The mu
seum is free io the public. Ry special
arrangement it is open in the eve
nings to classes and societies. The
activities of the museum of safety are
devoted to the safety, health and wel
fare of industrial workers and the ad
vancement of the science of industry.
The society gives yearly medals to
those which make notable achieve
ments in devices for the security of
human life, and to firms that make
notable progress in the promotion of
hygiene and the mitigation of occu
pational disease in their industry, and
to railroads that promote safety for
the traveling public.
Japanese Turn to Dye Making.
The Japanese are apparently going
to take up dye making, now that Ger
man products cannot be obtained and
tim plan bas been taken up by private
enterprise, assisted by government. A
number ol' business men were invited
to the department of agriculture and
commerce one day lately and shown
the draft law for the encouragement
of the manufacture of drugs and dye
stuffs. The vice-minister of agricul
ture and crmmerce reported particu
lars regarding the encouragement law,
and invited those present tc give their
views, without reserve, regarding the
establishment of a company. It was
susbsequently decided that those pres
ent should consider the matter, and
g.ve their views later.
Only Those Which Are Wost Pre
cious Are Acceptable to Our
One of the qualities which makes an
offering acceptable to God is that it
shall cost the worshiper something.
Offerings are not acceptable merely
because they are expensive; they
must meet other conditions as well,
but he who contemplates rendering
any worship or service to God may
well count the cost.
Before the temple waj erected on
Mount Moriah that mountain was the
I probable scene of two sacrifices made
i to God. On that summit Abraham is
I supposed to have built the altar on
i which Isaac was about to be offered
I when God interposed and accepted a
: substitute. The father of the faith
i ful as good as offered God that which
was most precious to him, and was
accepted as if that offering had been
made. Long after, David had occasion
to offer a burnt offering upon that
same mountain, and he uttered thia
i resolution, "I will not offer unto the
Lord that which costs me nothing."
Two persons were publicly com
mended by the Lord for their gifts,
I and both of them were women. One
j had cast into the treasury of the
' temple a very small sum, two miteB,
1 which make a farthing. The other
had given a box of ointment which
I was very precious. Both of them seem
to have given all they possessed.
The offerings were appreciated be
cause of their expensiveness, but
their expensiveness was not to be es
timated only by their intrinsic value.
Lack Proper Spirit in Giving.
The tendency of the present day
seems to be to offer to God that
which Is costly. Members of the
church, in determining the amount
of money they shall devote to relig
ious purposes, generally fix upon a
sum that will not deprive them of a
I single thing they care to have. They
i contribute what they can give with*
! out feeling it. They expect God to
be satisfied, and even gratified with
I an offering which costs them nothing.
! That tendency is not confined to
financial offerings. Some have been
known to excuse themselves for fre
I quent absence from the morning
' church service by the fact that they
have occasion to be up late the night
before, and it is hard to rise early on
the Sabbath morning when that is
the only morning of the week they
can sleep late. Some of them a.ld as
' an additional reason that It is not
easy to sit through a long service
when the sermon is not very interest
ing. They are absent from the eve
ning service and from the midweek
prayer service because in the press of
business and social engagements they,
want an evening to spend with their
families or for quiet reading. Their
excuses can be boiled down into one
simple statement: Because it would
cost them something, they will not
give these things to God. They for
get that the thing which costa noth
ing is not worth giving,
j The reason why more of the mem
I bera of the church are not willing to
be active in the Sabbath achool is that
it would cost them something in time
and etfort and personal ease. The
reason why more are not willing to
seek out those who are careless and
try to win them back to the church
and a place in its service is because
it costs too much. The fact must be
faced that the thing given to God at
small cost to the worshiper ia held
cheaply by him who receivea such
worship. Thc gift which he appreci
ates is tho Rift which moans a real
sacrifice and expense to the giver.
The United Presbyterian.
KEEP THE LIGHT UNDIMMED
Christian Must Remember That Neg
lect May Work Injury to Him
self and Others.
Some years ago a steamer waa com
ing up the Firth of Glyde on a stormy
night. Careful watch was kept and
all was geing well, till suddenly a
dim, flickering light appeared right
over her bows. In another instar.t
the steamer went crashing inte a shin
lying at anchor. Several lives wtro
lost and much damage was done.
What was the cause of the accident?
The anchored ship had allowed her
light to groAv dim for want of oil. It
was only neglected. This is like what
many Christians do: they forget to
read the Word, to meditate upon it.
and to watch with prayer; therefore
their light is almost out. to the in
jury of themselves and others.
"Te are thc light of thc world."
Christ's churches are golden candle
sticks planted in a dark world. They
aro to hold forth the word of life.
O Christians, watch and pray, and see
to it that your lamps are trimmed and
burning, and ye yourselves like unto
men that wait for their Lord.-The
Secularization of the Ministry.
The greatest peril that could befall
tho country would be the seculariza
tion of the ministry. There is a com
pany of men who need to deliver their
full force upon tho spiritual and eter
nal. Tho amelioration of hard physi
cal conditions is a good thing; but if
you secularize tho clergy by absorb
ing their thought and energies in mere
ma*tors of physical comfort or even
of cultural improvement, you will de
stroy thc one power that can ever hold
human lifo to higher levels.-Raleigh
Chris iten Advocate.
Advancement of the Master's
Kingdom Consists of Helping
With What One Has.
If one makes a study of the miracles
that Jesus performed while in the
world, he will find that there are two
distinct sides to them-the human
and the divine. He will also find that
almost without exception, the divine
work was dependent upon the human,
and that one could not do a success
ful work without the active co-opera
tion of the other. When Jesus per
formed the miracle of turning water
into wine, he commanded his followers
to fill the jugs with water and he con
verted it into wine; Lazarus was raised
to life only after human hands had
rolled the stone away from the sep
ulcher and the multitudes were fed
because the disciples were ready to
work hand In hand with their Lord.
This does not mean that Jesus was
not able to do mighty and wonderful
works and perform miracles by his
own power; rather lt proves to us that
he chose to have human agency in
active service with the divine in sav
ing a lost world. Jesus had the power
to change the water into wine, to roll
away the stone from the sepulcher,
and to feed the multitudes without any
help, but he chose the disciples that
they might have a part In that great
The text was given on a miracle oc
casion and it contained that same co
operation of the human with the divine
as the other miracles we have men
tioned. Jesus and his disciples were
In a desert place and a great multi
tude of people had followed them out
of th3 cities and villages. There was
nothing for such a mass of humanity
to eat and they were fainting and fall
ing by the wayside. The disciples
came to Jesus and asked him to send
the multitude away that they may get
something to eat. But Jesus com
manded them "they need not depart,
give ye them to eat." They pleaded
that their supply was not sufficient
for the demand and Jesus said to
them, 'Taring what ye have to me."
And the master took what the dis
ciples had, and through them, fed the
great multitude that was in need.
No one can read this passage of
Scripture without being impressed
with the need of bread to sustain
Realized the Great Need.
The disciples saw the need of the
multitude and it caused them to want
to do something to meet the need.
This ls alwayB true. When we see
one in trouble, if we are normal, we
want to do something to help relieve
that trouble. But when the disciples
began to see the great need and to
.realize the smallness of their supply,
they were overwhelmed. Jesus had
asked them to feed the multitude but
what could they do with five loaves
and two fishes when several thousand
people were to be fed. They realized
that their supply was not sufficient for
the demand. And that is the condition
that we must come to before we can
be of much service to our Lord. We
have depended upon ourselves too
much already. With all our great or
ganization and equipment and with
a wonderfully fitted and talented peo
ple, we have come to think that we
can do the work ourselves, and have
often gone forth independent of tho
Lord. But our failures are an open
book and we have been surprised and
disappointed. We must come to real
ize that we can "do all things through
Christ" and that without him we are
failures in his work.
"Bring What You Have."
When we corn? to see the need be
fore us and then to realize our inabil
ity to meet the need by ourselves, it
ls not a time for discouragement, for
it's just hore that the master will come
upon the scene. Ho will take what we
have and by his pewer increase the
supply until the need is net. Jesus
said to the disciples "bring what you
j have." Oh, that's what the Lord
wants us to do. He wants us to bring
what we have and are to him that he
may use us for the advancement of his
kingdom, lt doesn't make much dif
ference about how many talents we
have or the gifts that we may possess.
The Lord simply wants what we have.
A great many people are continually
pleading for more talents or gifts and
saying that if they were endowed like
this fellow or that they would do won
derful things. I am convinced more
and more that it is not a need of more
: talents and gifts but a more thor
I ough consecration of what we already
have in order to do the master's work
! as he would have it done. Wc have
i enough talents and gilts in the church
j to take this great section of the coun
try for Jesus Christ and then have a
great deal to spare.
Look at the results of this miracle.
Because the disciples brought their lit
tle meager supply ard let Jesus use it
with themselves, the great multitude
was fed and there was left over 12
baskets full. The disciples were not
able to do the work of themselves, but
in active co-operation with the mas
ter they could accomplish the seem
ingly impossible. But this is just as
God's word says it shall be. It sets
forth the impossible tasks as in easy
reach of the one who is wholly com
mitted to God. One shall chase a
thousand and two shall put ten thou
sand to flight. There are no forces in
the world but that they can be brought
into subjection and used for the ad
vancement of the master's kingdom.
Rev. H. K. Morehead.
FIGURES IN HISTORY
CITY OF LAON RENOWNED FOR
Two Thousand Years Ago lt Was a
Central Point for Which Armies
Contended-Cathedral the Ad
miration of Travelers.
Laon, behind the German lines, is
one of the pleasantest towns of north
ern France, says a description issued
by the National Geographic society.
Founded by the Celts, it felt the early
waves of Teutonic invasion more than
2,000 years ago; and greater and
lesser waves have followed in
varying succession ever since. With
Laon as a base, Celt and Roman car
ried civilization across the Rhine;
taught the rude warrior folk to the
north the refinements of ancient em
pire; and brought them weights,
money, letters, improved weapons,
manufactured products, and the glow
ing wine of the southland.
Remigius, who baptized Chlodwig,
appointed a bishop to Laon almost be
fore the Christian morning in Trans
Alpine Europe had it dawning. The
Normans swept over the town in 882,
and the next few centuries saw many
another horde of wasters follow the
same path. 3y the beginning of the
fourteenth century, however, Laon
waa a world-city, guarded by strong
walls and towers, and garrisoned by
the choicest adventurers of the em
pire and of the low countries.
Henry IV reduced the city in 1594;
and, in 1814, the citadel on the flat
rock on which the city stands was
successfully defended by Russian and
Prussian soldiers against the de
spairing thrusts of the great Napoleon.
In 1870, here In Laon, was performed
one of the most renowned of all the
valorous deeds of the Franco-Prussian
war. As the Magdeburg Jaeger
stormed Into the citadel, crowding
back the small French garrison and
filling the Inclosure, the French blew
up themselves and the victors, selling
the place at an unexpected heavy
Where the walls once stood-im
pregnable defenses in the old days be
fore the use of gunpowder and the
high explosive shells, today are situ
ated beautiful shaded promenades.
Everywhere in the older town, that
part upon the hill, are interesting me
morials of the city's gray past. In
the lower town are the concessions
made to modern times-the railway
station, the gas works, beet sugar fac
tories and abattoir.
The Laon artichoke is a blue-ribbon
winner among vegetables, and it finds
its way only into the most exclusive
kitchens of Paris and London. More
over, it is an edible of literary fame ;
for, in popular European romances, its
presence on the table ls the writer's
way of marking dinner and surround
ings as quite out of the ordinary.
The cathedral at Laon, a wonderful
structure that many travelers deserv
ing of opinion treasure even beyond
those of Reims, Paris, Orleans, Rouen.
Noyon and Amiens, dominates from
its stocky towers all Picardie for
miles around. Around tho cathedral
in the upper city are scattered a num
ber of structures of long pasts and
We are showing an atria
every department. Everyt
merchandise in the stock
bee our beautiful wn-di ?roods
new weaves ii thc popular color?
Our notion slo?-k is up to thc i
ted. Come in and lot us show y<
W> call especial attention lo c
All of the late styles in the pupa
Do not fail to come in to
Although the fire wu
corner ol' our warehoi
have storage for 8,000
not touched, and our
CLEAR SKIN COMES FROM WITHIN.
It is foolish to think YOU can gain
a good clear complexion by the use
of face powder. Get at the root of
the trouble and thoroughly cleanse
the syst'-m with a treatment of Dr.
King's New Life Pills. Gentle and
mild in actior, do not gripe, yet
they relieve the liver by their ac
tion on the bowels. Good for
young, adults and aged. Go after
a clear complexion to-day. 25c. at
your druggist. 1
SCHOLARSHIP and ENTRANCE
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop
College and for the admission of
new students will be held at the
County Court House on Friday,
July 7, at 9 a. ra. Applicants must
not be less than sixteen years of
age. When Scholarships are va
cant after July 7 they will be award
ed to those making the highest
average at this examination, provi
ded they meet the conditions gov
erning the award. Applicants for
Scholarships should write to Presi
dent Johnson before the examina
tion for Scholarship examination .
Scholarships are worth ?100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 20, 1916. For
further information and catalogue,
Address Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock
Hill, S. C
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25 16.61 29.43
30 18.91 32.26
35 21.90 35.70
40 25.85 39.91
50 38.83 51.91
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65 82.86 89.33
Disability clause free. Reduced
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How To Give Quinine To Children.
FEBRILINE is the trade-mark name given to an
improved Quinine. It ?3 a Tasteless Syrup, pleas
ant to take and does not disturb the. stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor Tinning in the head. Try
it the i?ext time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. A*k for 2-ounce original package. The
name Fcl,RILINE is blown in bottle. 25 cents.
ts With Us
et i ve line of spring ijoods, in
hini>- is new--not a pi?ce ol"
that is not fresh from the
for waists ami dresses. All the
ni nute. Nothing has been omit
?ur Shoes. S!i lipers and Oxfords,
lar leathers, with prices very rea
see us. We can save you
J. W. PEAK
LS all around us only a
ise was burned. \Ve
bales. Our office was
business goes on as
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