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jo ME CAN BE TOO HUMBLE
?Always We!! to Remember the World
Is Ant to Tske a Man at His
Humility is called a virtue. It is so
unless carried too far. A man is
[usually taken at Ins own value. If he
makes ton litiio of himself, he is like
ly tb 1)'.> thought'of little worth. The
unduly humble man will hick the
strength of character needed fm- suc
c?s--. He will have little inflence in so
ciety end will nor be fitted to hold re
sponsible positions. White roo great
opinion of one's self stands in (he way
of progress, too great humility.is
[worse. Conceit receives many knocks
.in life aud may be taken out of a
inac: too much humility seldom re
cen es rsc needed encouragement. Con
ceit in a child is soon corrected, when
'he comes to mingling with other chil
dren in schools. Too .croat humility
gives his schoolmates a chance to pur
upon him and treat him as an inferior
-a chance which will seldom be neg
lected. A chilli may become crippled
in spirit for life in this way. Even
teachers sometimes fail to see what is
ithe trouble with the child and to ?rive
him the encouragement ?he needs. Be
ware of breaking down a child's self
jconfidence. Irreparable injury may
tims be done him. Train him. to feel
that he is of value and Is able to do
what lhere is fop him to do. Think
well of yourself if. you .would have
others think well of you.-Milwaukee
SPORT ONLY FOR STRENUOUS
Harpooning Devilfish Differs Some
what From Pastime So Much Be
: loved by Ordinary Fishermen.
The extra ord i nary shape, hu so size,
iflnd vast power of the big devilfish, or
?manta, give him an evil reputation, !
which is heightened hy Iiis black color- j
.lue A queer peculiarity of this col
foring is that the black pigment comes
?off on anything touching it. Kneeling \
on one of the devilfish when it was j
drawn up on the sand I arose with my I
knee completely blackened. The skin j
lis not only very touch, but is also very
rough, being covered, like that of an 1
.old shark, with dermal denticles which i
scarify the skiu if a naked arm or leg j
is drawn across it. The big mouth is
[practically toothless, entirely so as re
ga??s the upper jaw, while the lower
?aw has a small dental plate winch
'differs in the two sexes. In spite of j
Its size the manta is in no way dan- j
gerous to nani unless attacked; but
jwhen harpooned its furious energy. !
'tenacity of life and enormous strength
render it formidable; for it can easily
smash or overturn a boat which is
.clumsily handled, and if thc ropes foul
,an accident is apt to occur.-From
''Harpooning "Devilfish," by Theodore ?
'Roosevelt, iu Scribner's Magazine.
Saving Czar's Aurochs.
Kartsoff, former master of the hunt j
for Emperor Nicholas, who now ad
ministers the formerly imperial do- '
mains at Gatchina, the residence of !
the Dowager Empress Marie, has taken
measures to prevent the destruction of
seven surviving aurochs, the only Eu
ropean bison now known with certain
ty to exist in Russia. Until lately a
large herd was maintained in Nicholas'
vast forest at Bleloviesh, "White Rus
sia, ten from which were sent to
Gatchina before the war. When the
Germans occupied Bleloviesh they
killed and canned hundreds of aurochs.
It ls not known if any survive nt Bie
loviesh. but before the killing two
were presented to the Stockholm Skan
sen park. After the revolution, the
Gatchina populace organized an au
Tochs' hunt, considering the beasts
"imperial" and therefore fair game.
They killed three. M. Kartsoffs meas
ures aim at preserving the remainder.
Kaffirs In France.
' "Somewhere in France there is a
i large camp of Kailirs," says a corre
spondent of the Spectator. "When I
'first saw them, my British ignorance
and prejudice made me jump to the
.conclusion that they were the scum
from the mines of South Africa. To
my utter astonishment, however, I
i have since discovered that SO per cent
of these blacks (Basutos and Zulus)
are the product of our mission schools.
"They are Christian men-have
1 their own native Padre-and thirty or
.forty of them knew all about Donald
Hankey, and were quite familiar with
ihis book. 'A Student in Arms !' There
I may be white camps where the same
imay be said of them, but I haven't
?come across them yet."
Slashes Russ Alphabet.
v Russian Minister of Education Man
uiloff is ruthlessly cleansing the
iCyrillic alphabet of superfluities. By
jdecroe he has abolished the specific
Russian letter "yat," confusion of
-which with "e" is one of the woes of
Schooling, abolished also the use in
'Russian of the Greek "theta," former
ly used indiscriminately with "phi,"
and finally abolished the "hard sign"
placed after consonants,
j The reforms excite mixed feelings.
[Children and utilitarians rejoice, but
tthe novelist, Leonid Andreyeff, says
ithat "such changes rob our classics of
their traditional form and atmosphere.
We feel we are reading dialect."
"The war will end in two weeks,"
he said as he estimated the decrease
,ln the size of his apple pie, in a one
"Where do you get that dope?"
'asked the next chair neighbor.
"Well, I have a brother who enlisted
itoday and he never held a job longer
?than two weeks in his life."
n isa te &? ps & sn sa & ?3 rc:
j fas _
j r,r. By E. HOLLAND, u
! W te Rn te STz te te te B : te te V
! "Oh, Peggy, ir.:ve yo'.: heard Cap
I tain Neely's offer?" wass screeched by
a bevy of veranda beauties a.-; Mar
garet Randall joined them.
"Offer nf what?"
"(.'li. gracious, girls, tell her!"
"Wiiy, tho captain luis offered-,"
j bogan one ol* the damsels.
"You mistake, my dear young indy,"
interrupted tho captain. "I offer noth
ing. But I have signified my willing
ness to consider any ur all offers made
mo. You sec. Miss Peggy," said he,
turning toward thc late arrival, who,'
although far from bein? beautiful,
ruled tli.'in by right of brightness, her
wit and her inexhaustible resources as
an entertainer. "I am disgusted with
the way you young ladies are neglect
ing your leap year advantages, and I
will wager that not one of you has
made an offer of marriage this year.
Have you now?"'
"Nothing but tho awful dread of be
ing refused has deterred us. captain,"
answered Miss Randnll. Think of our
feelings, when after laying our hearts
and fortunes at your feet you refuse to
"That's just the contingency I have
hoon providing for. Tho very point we
were discussing when you joined us
and I said that to every girl I refused
this year I would give a Jersey cow.
I've a fine drove of thom, you know,
and It's no moro than right that there
should be some little consolation prize
"That's not so bad ; but great heav
ens, captain !" exclaimed one of the
youncrcr men. "Have you the least idea
of what you are liable to got into?"
Tho group on tho veranda broke up
and Peggy, together with a half dozen
of tho young people, wont outside to
arrange for tho theatricals, leaving to
the rest the discussion of the eccentric
The. end of tho season came and
found the captain still open to engage
ments and ho confided to one of the
young ladies that he was thinking sc'
itfously of settling down lest he might
make the mistake of walking clear
through the wood and then at last pick
ing up a crooked stick.
"You accept whatever offers tonight,
captain," said she mischievously. It
was the night of the last dance of the
Captain Neely, who was not a danc
ing man. promenaded tho veranda with
a combination of blonde hair and pink
muslin on his arni.
"Well. Poggy, why don't you begin;
surely you have heard this Ihing done
times enough to know how?"
She had dropped his arm and the
joke as soon as they wore out of sight
of the group on the veranda, but he in
sisted on keeping up the conversation
as it had started out.
"Miss Randall was generally regarded
as a young woman without a vulner
able point: stone-hearted in fact. In
reality She was a girl of unusually high
ideals and probably because she had
so much to give she expected much In
return. Not perfection but her ideal
of manhood was a noble one and Cap- 1
tain Neely at times seemed to her to j
fulfill it more than any man she had
It always seemed to her that she
never appeared to such poor advantage
as when with him, for then all the
ability as a conversationalist, with
which she was credited, seemed to de
sert her and she felt that to him she
must appear a most uninteresting per
Now she dared not let him see that
she was afraid to go on with the farce,
so in the gayest manner she began
again just as they came upon n seat
among the trees into which the cap
tain deliberately ibrow himself, leav
ing her standing: "My adorable James
-isn't that the way they usually be
"Very good," was the answer, "but I
positively refuse to listen to any pro
posal unless the suitor gets down on
"You base man. you evidently mean
to luxuriate in the situation, but I can't
go down on my knees here. I'll soil
Captain Neely gravely spread his
pocket handkerchief on the ground in
front of him and imperatively mo
tioned her to kneel, and that she did,
and in the most approved voice of sup
pressed emotion began :
"My adorable James; while deeply
conscious of my great -unworthiness-"
"Don't mention lt."
"-I must utter the words that have
so long trembled upon my lips-I-I-."
"Well, utter them."
"-May I dare believe that the feel
ing I entertain for you is in a measure
reciprocated, and that at no distant
time I may have the unutterable hap
piness of calling my own one whose
welfare so entirely fills my soul and
whose slightest wish will ever be my
"You may," gravely answered the be
loved one and he bent forward to raise
the accepted suitor from her knees.
"Oh, you promised you would re
fuse," and Peggy looked as though a
cold shower bath had suddenly de
scended upon her.
"Promised! I promised nothing of
the kind. I merely said what I would
do in case I refused. But, you see, I
do not refuse, I accept."
(Copyright, 1917. by W. G. Chapman.)
Much Depends on Family.
It doesn't take much to make a
whole fprnily happy if it is the kind
of family that isn't expecting too|
much to start out with.
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GEO. F. M IMS
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Jan. 1st, 11)17.
Notice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Presets May
Whereas, Edgar L. Ready has
made application unto this Court
for final discharge as administrator
in re the estate of Mrs. Mary E.
Reaily deceased, on this the 13th
day of October, 1917.
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause before
me at my office at Edgefield Court
House, South Carolina, on the 20th
day ol' November 1917 at ll o'clock
a. m., why said order of discharge
should not be crranted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P., E. C.
Oct. 13, 1917-4t.
''BEST BY TEST"
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DAVID SLUSKY & SON
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esq., Probate
Whereas, J. Holstein has made
suit to me, to grant him Letters of
Administration of the Estate and
effecte of M. M. Holstein.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said M.
M. Holstein, deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Edgefield,
C. H., S. C., in my office, of Nov.
12th, 1917, after publication there
of, at ll o'clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they have, why
the said Administration should not "
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