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DUTIES OF OUR SOLDIERS
-Strenuous Training and Discipline at
tho Army Posts Teach Men Love
.7 of Country.
A soldier's day is from the first note
.of reveille to the last note of retreat, a
writer in the National Maguzine ob
serves. In the gray light of daybreak
the bugle calls him from sleep. From
that moment until retreat sounds at
sunset the day is one of strict routine
A rough outline of a routine day at
Fort Myer is: Rise, roll call, break
fast, groom horses, fall in line for drill,
.which lasts several hours or until time
lor the noonday dinner. For the after
noon there are various designated du
ties for officers and men, which may
include attendance at lectures, or dem
onstration work, board meetings, court
martial, training for extra drills, at
tendance at military funerals and
other services, either obligatory or vol
untary. At sunset again comes roll
call, followed by one of the most im
pressive ceremonies of the day.
The troops assemble, facing the col
ors; the band plays the "Star Spangled
Banner" as the colors are slowly low
ered, every man standing at attention
till they reach the ground. The sunset
gun booms across the field; the bugle
sounds retreat, and the garrison work
day is over.
The strenuous routine and spirit of
patriotism that pervades post life
teaches reverence for the flag as noth
ing else can do. To the man on the
outside the flag means much, but to
the trained man of the army it is his
colors! He will live for it or die for
it as needs be-and *z will do it un
And so it is "They bend the bow and
make ready the arrows within the
"BLUFF" DECEIVES NO ONE
Foolish Pretensions of Means Beyond
Command a Stupid Though Most
Trying to make people believe that
ve possess more than we really do is
-what keeps most of us in debt.
It is far better to have a less preten
tious home, and even to entertain less
lavishly than our neighbor, than to be
.constantly harassed by collectors
whom we are unable to pay.
It is a foolish idea of living which
prompts us to spend more than we
It may be that you have never been
thrown out of employment when you
-did not have a few dollars ahead.
If not and you are making no prep
.aration to meet such a contingency,
the sooner you get some experience
along that line the better.
The earlier in life you learn the les
son which it teaches, the more profit
able it will be to you, and the effect
may not be so disastrous as in later
Other men with just as firm hold as
you have lost their jobs, and it is fool
ish for you to think that you have a
life interest in your place. Better be
prepared for the changes which are
sure to come to most of us, and never
mind what other folk think about the
way you spend or do not spend.
Be sure, anyway, you are not fooling
them'much, for the foolish spender is <
Always easy to detect.-Chicago Exam
"There's Many a Slip-"
Few, probably, know the history of
"There's many a slip 'twixt the cup
and the lip," which is a translation of
a Greek proverb. Ancaeus, an an
cient king of Samos, was fond of
gardening, and planted some vines in
his garden. But he was told by a
prophet that he would never taste
wine from them.
Time went, and the wine being duly
made, Ancaeus was lifting a cup of
it to his lips, at the same time asking
the prophet mockingly where his
prophecy waa now. "There's many
things between the cup and lip," re
plied the prophet. As he spoke a loud
tumult was beard outside, and An
caeus was told that a wild boar had
broken in. Hurriedly putting the cup
down without drinking, he rushed
out to join the hunt against the boar,
and was killed. And the prophet's re
mark, turned into a hexameter verse,
passed into a proverb.
Capsules for Oiling M ach indy.
The operation of oiling machinery,
especially where it is desirable that
the oil should be kept from the hands
and clothing of the operator, has been
devised recently in making use of col
lapsible lead capsules, widely used for
artists' colors, druggists' products,
paste, etc., in the United States. The
capsules are provided with a screw
thread, which ie screwed into an adapt
er, which in turn is fastened to the
part to be lubricated. The lead cap
sule and the brass adapter make a
tight joint, and all that is necessary is
to apply pressure from time to time,
as desired. "When the grease capsule
is emptied, one merely unscrews it
and puts a new one in its place. No
refilling is necessary, and the pressure
of the fingers is usually sufficient to
force the grease into the bearing.
Agreed With Him.
Farmer (to autolst who has stopped
and is reading his guidebook)
What's the matter, Mister7
Autoist-I'm puzzled. According to
the guidebook there ought to be a sa
loon at these forks in the road.
Farmer-You bet; that's Just what
I've been arguing for thirty years.
Story of Atlantis Island.
Plato tells the story of the great
Island of Atlantis and puts Its exis
tence 9,000 years before his time. His
location of it is about half way be
: tween the western projection of Africa
and the Gulf of Mexico. Its civiliza
tion was supposed to be very advanced
and its powerful armies were said to
have penetrated Africa as far as
Egypt. The whole island, according
to this legend, was engulfed by the sea
in a day and a night. Another story
says that a great earthquake destroyed
the Island. The legend was ascribed
to Egyptian priests, and on some old
Italian maps Atlantis is placed to fae
westward of the Azores. Among some
tribes of South and Central America
there is the legend of a v." st cataclysm
which engulfed a great evten' of land.
Eminent scientists have >und noth
ing impossible In the existence at some
time of a great Atlantic island, but the
story of Atlantis is generally regarded
as a myth.
Need More Training.
This is what one college president
says in an address: "With the mul
tiplicity of subjects lt is only to be
expected that some anxiety may be
felt as to the results from present-day
methods of teaching. I must confess
" there is some need for this sugges
tion of anxiety. Perhaps the pendulum
has swung too far, or we may have
discovered the correct scientific meth*
od of dealing with the subjects taught
in the elementary school. I feel con
vinced that training is not receiving its
fair share of attention. There was
much wastage of time in the past, but
the old-fashioned grinding was not
without Its good points, one of which
was the cultivation of the faculty of
sticking to a task until lt was known."
Tin Can or Canteen?
Popular etymology Is always more
Interesting than the learned explana
tions of philologists. For Instance,
take the barrack-room derivation of
the word "canteen." It is no use try
ing to convince Tommy Atkins that it
conies from the Italian "cantina," a
small cellar. He has his own deriva
tion, which he finds quite satisfactory.
"Canteen" is simply "tin can" said
backwards. To justify this theory h*?
simply invites one to look around. Cer?
talnly tin enters largely Into the uten
sils and furnishing of the average can
teen. The drinking vessels are tin, the
counter is tin, and in many cases the
tables also are covered with block tin.
No wonder Tommy holds that the word
has some connection with the metal
that is so much in evidence.
Oldest Weather Reports,
The oldest weather diary known to
be in existence was kept by a Lincoln
shire (Eng.) parson, William Merle,
close on GOO years ago. From 1337 to
1344 he wrote it up, often day by day,
in Latin, and his manuscript, being on
vellum, was somehow preserved and ls
now in the Bodleian. Merle did not
trouble himself with the popular lore
about "skyey influences," but stuck to
an accurate record of fact, in the spirit
at least of the modern meteorologists.
And from his jottings it seems that he
had pretty much the same kind of
weather to deal with as folks In his
parish of Frilby experience now. Con
trary to theory, the changes of six cen
turies have not reduced the number of
wet days in the year.
Nobility of Labor.
It is the mission of the United States
to ennoble toil and honor the toiler.
In other lands to labor has been con
sidered the lot of serfs and peasants;
to gather the fruits and consume them
in luxury and war, the business of the
great Since the medieval times Eu
ropean society has been organized on
the basis of a nobility and a people.
. . . Thus has been set on human
industry and stigma of perpetual dis
grace. Something of this has been
transmitted to the new civilization In
the West-a certain disposition to re
new the old order of lord and laborer.
Let the odious distinction perish; the
true lord ls the laborer and the true
laborer the lord.-John Clark Rldpatb,
No Joy In Invalidism.
Larry had caught a severe chill
which necessitated medical attend
ance. A milk diet was ordered
"nothing but light food for a few
days." At che end of the second day
Larry refused "to be stharved to death
iny longlr wid thim sups o' milky
stuff !" "Well, jewel, what can GI do?"
asked his wife. "The dochtcr seys
thet's fur the good o' yer hi Ith." "Ach,
bad scran to him fur a naygur !" cried
poor Larry. "What's the use o' bein'
an invalid if Oi can't git something
extry, let alone feedln' me lolke a
chile? Ol'll git np and go to wurrk In
the marnln', and thin Ol'll hev to be
fed loike a man !"-Exchange.
Dogs' Status Under the Law.
"The very fact that they (dogs) are
without the protection of the criminal
laws shows that property In dogs ls of
an Imperfect or qualified nature and
that they stand, as lt were, between
animals ferae naturae, lu which, until
killed or subdued, there ls no property,
and domestic animals, In which the
right of property is perfect and com
plete. They* are not considered as
being upon the same plane with horses,
cattle, sheep and other domesticated
animals, but rather in the category of
cats, monkeys, parrots, singing birds
and similar animals kept for pleasure,
curiosity or caprice."-Brown. J., in
tfentell vs. New Orleans, Etc., R. Co..
IGG C. S. 701.
What a widespread and far-reaching
effect personality has In the affairs of
men. We hear it given as wide a
range of definition as there are kinds
of people. An agreeable personality
and vice versa; a personality that is
stupid or intelligent ; gracious or churl
ish; overbearing or yielding ; self-willed
and oblivious of the right:; of others
or tolerant aud reasonable; selfish or
unselfish; conceited or modest;
thoughtful or unthinking: these and
many others are samples of a vast va
riety of habits of mind and manner
from which every person may choose
as they desire. But every person
should remember that their personal
bearing toward their fellows has a
vast deal to do with their success In
life. We rise or fall very often ac
cording to the estimate given to our
personality by those about us. What
is called "tact," which is but an abbre*
vlation of the word contact, ls the out
come of our personality. We mold
and shape our personality very much
by the amount of contact we have with
our fellow beings.-Jefferson County
Force of Rain in the Desert.
The following description of rain on
the desert is given by a writer in Farm
and Fireside: "In desert lands when
it does rain," he says, "lt may come
with much more force than anywhere
else. In less than no time the whole
mountain side was a sheet of water run
ning swiftly down. Soon a great tor
rent began to pour under the rock
where we were taking shelter, under
mining it and threatening to throw it
down. We emerged from there and
made a hurried run to another hiding
place, more secure. Then came hall,
and hailstones fell In such fury and of
such Incredible size that I thought they
would kill old Barney, who stood ex
posed to their fearful pekings. In a
little while the storm had passed away
and the water soon ceased to come
down the steep mountainside, and we
went on our way, leading our horse."
Fort Guards America's Cradle.
In no territory of like extent In the
United States ls more historical In
terest gathered than In that which
borders Hampton Roads. Here was
planted the first English colony in
America; here was held the first
gathering of the people's representa
tives to make their own laws; here
were erected the first fortifications
In the English-speaking New World;
here were fought the land battle that
terminated America's war of Independ
ence and the naval battle that revolu
tionized the warfare of the sea. The
first fortifications where Fort Monroe
now stands were built 305 years ago,
in ICU. Since that time, with short
lapses, there has been some sort of a
fortification always guarding the en
trance to Chesapeake bay.
Only Two Left
Lord Chief Justice Holt, when young,
was very extravagant, and belonged to
a club of wild fellows, most of whom
took to an infamous course of life.
WTien his lordship was engaged on a
certain occasion nt the Old Bailey, a
man was tried and convicted of a rob
bery on the highway, whom the judge
remembered to have been one of his
old companions. Moved by that curi
osity which is natural on a retrospec
tion of past life, and thinking the fel
low did not know him, Justice Holt
asked what had become of such and
such of his old associates. The cul
prit, making a low bow, and fetching
a deep sigh, said, "Ah, my lord, they
are all hanged but your lordship and
L"-Case and Comment
Do Poultry Feel the Cosmic Urge?
All animals, hens Included, have pe
culiarities, and to obtain the best re
sults in working with them we must
take this fact into consideration. Not
only is it true that each class of ani
mals has its peculiarities, but indi
viduals in the same class have their
distinctive traits. To illustrate this,
take for example two horses. One is
a heavy work horse, and when you
speak to him it ls quite a while before
he obeys. Yet he may be as willing
and obedient as the other horse which
is of driving stock and quick In its
thoughts and actions. In fact it ls
wrong to both to drive such horses to
gether.-Farm and Fireside.
Those Chinese Junks.
The Chinese junk is to most western
eyes a curious, not to say outlandish,
type of vessel. Yet a nautical author
ity, in picturing-and describing a fa
mous craft of this kind which visited
Europe and America as long ago as
1848, says that she proved herself an
excellent sea boat with powers of
weathering a storm equal, If not su
perior, to vessels of western build.
This junk, the Keying, ls also declared
to have made a run "equal to the time
of the best packet ships of the period."
Information of this kind about foreign
methods is often truly educative to
Americans Inclined to be boastfuL
Last Word In Realism.
One Sunday evening the pastor of a
rural church selected Hades as the
text of his discourse. As he expound
ed and applied the subjedl^n absent
minded man in the congregation, toy
ing with a well-filled match safe in his
pocket ignited the contents. The sul
phur fumes reached a pious woman In
the seat just ahead. "It ls wonderful,
Marj'," she whispered to her compan
ion "simply wonderful ! I have heard
Brother White preach many a sermon,
"out none so realistic as this."
BOSTON WOMAN RECOMMENDING IT
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Popular Boston Lady SaysTonoline Has
Proven a Godsend to Her.
It is always interesting to listen to
the statements of our friends, and
especially when you know they are sin
cere and honest in what they say.
Added interest is created in a state
ment coming from one who has spent
a lifetime in Boston, where she is well
Such a person as Annie Stewart, who
resides in Boston, and is possessed of
the respect and confidence of her as
sociates, and is willing for anyone to
call on her to verify the following
'I have suffered with stomach trouble
for the past seven years. It took the
form of indigestion and dyspepsia. I
had dizzy spells and headaches, and af
ter I ate a little food it would ferment
and cause gas to form in my stomach.
I had pains all over my body, and was
chronically constipated. My liver was
torpid, and I felt generally miserable.
I had doctored and had been in the
hospital, but received no permanent re
lief. I was so nervous and restless
that at night I could scarcely sleep.
The gas pressing under my heart
caused palpitation, and when I arose
in the morning I was just as tired as
when I retired. About two weeks ago
1 began to take tonoline, and I can
truthfully state that it has done won
ders in my case. I am feeling like a
new woman and can eat any kind of
food. I sleep the night through and
have no more aches or pains; in fact,
it has cured me, and I am recommend
ing it to all my friends, as it has been
a God-send to me." All druggists sell
and guarantee tonoline.
There are numerous symptoms of this
trouble that tonoline can relieve. In
fact, any of the following may denote
affections of the stomach: Indigestion,
dyspepsia, belching of wind, bad
breath, sick throbbing headache, poor i
circulation, night sweats, that tired i
feeling, costiveness, coated tongue or
a poor complexion.
Caution:-As tonoline is recommend
ed as a flesh builder those not wishing
to increase their weight 15 pounds or
more should not take it continuously.
AN EASY WAY TO RFD?CE FLESH
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and cause no restrictions of habit or
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ber of pounds you wish to weigh. Too
much flesh is undesirable, as most j
quite stout people will readily admit,
and it detracts from one's good ap
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There isn't any reason why anyone
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, |
COUNTY OF E DG EFT. ELD.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, James Boyd made suit
to me, to grant bim Letters of Ad
ministration of the Estate and ef
fects of Ada Boyd, late of said
County and State, deceased,
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish ail and singular the kin
dred and creditors of the said Ada
Boyd deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of
Piobate, to be held at Edgefield, C.
H., S. C., in ray office on Tth day of
October, (1016) next, after publica
tion thereof, at ll o'clock in the
forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said Adminis
tration should zot be gi anted.
Given under my Hand this 1st
day of Sept. A. D., 1916.
W. T. Kinnaird,
P. J. E. C.
Sept. 6, 19IC-3t.
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