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WON FAME AS Anu^RATGR
Sir ttwum Macgregor Will Long Bc
Remembered for His Good Work
in West Africa.
Slr William Macgregor was not the
least of the bl ts ot' good luck which
this empire owes to the Scottish strain
of IL In the far-sundered areas of
West Africa and the Western Pacific
he achieved distinction which will not
The world knew more of him as Pa
cific high commissioner than as gov
ernor of Lagos, but to many Europeans
In West Africa, and to those folk of
long memories, the African races, he
will always be Mncgregor of Lagos, the
pioneer sanitarian who began proc
esses which have made Lagos a place
livable for the European and more
livable than ever before to its teem
ing African population.
The pedant may say that "circum
spice" scarcely applies where the bene
factor has only cleansed air and roads
and purified water sources; neverthe
less, to no man could it be attached
more fitly thnn to Macgregor for his
work in that steady hive of activity.
The natives had a real affection for
him, for they knew he believed in
them, and Africans, like most other
sons of Adam, esteem that even above
good drains and pure water. He had
a very clear appreciation of the ter
rible danger of German mle in the
tropics just because of its thorough
There are endless stories of him on
the coast. One Is of an official who,
after a tour in the bush, told the gov
ernor of an exceptional juju he had
seen-"exactly like a human being,
slr, only, of course, of wood."
"Nane sae exceptional," Macgregor
remarked, and followed it up with a
chuckling soliloquy, "I've seen some In
the ser-r-vice.M-Manchester Guardian.
PLENTY OF ROOM IN TRUNK
Small Receptacle Once Sufficed to
Carry All the Worldly Goods of
Noted New Englander.
Following the discovery, not long
apo, of an interesting old trunk In
which Daniel Webster carried his l?sai
papers comes the finding of another
old trunk that George Nixon Briggs,
a former governor of Massachusetts,
carried on his back when he pil
grimaged from the town of Hudson.
N. Y.. to Adams, Mass., there to begin
studying law. Governor Briggs has
not remained so fixed In memory as
Daniel Webster, but he was a famous
man in his time, and is Interesting
today because at the national tem
perance convention in 1832 he took a
stand for total abstinence. Later, ns
president of the Massachusetts Legis
lative Temperance society, he marched
in procession tfirough the streets of
Boston, although on this occasion there
is no record that he carried his trunk.
The trunk, incidentally, Is one of the
little ones common a hundred years
ago, and Governor Brices In Inter
years repaired it. and affixed a card
telling how he had brought it with him
to Massachusetts. "It contained," he
wrote, "my entire worldly estate, all
of which was not worth $10."-Chris
tian Science Monitor.
The modern word mugwump ls de
rived from the Algonquin "mug
quomp," meaning a great man, a
chief, and is said to have been used
among the Indians and whites of
Massachusetts and Connecticut in the
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The word was later used in a humor
ous, or satirical sense, and was ap
plied to a person who thought him
self of consequence and importance.
In this sense the word was lons: in
local use and often appeared in print.
In U. S. political history the term was
first applied in 1884 to the independent
members of the Republican party who
openly refused to support the nomi
nees of the party for president of the
LTnited States, and either voted for
the Democratic or Prohibition party or
abstained from voting*. The word was
not generally known in any sense be
fore that time, but it caught the popu
lar fancy and was at once accepted
by the independents themselves as an
Energy Released in Combustion.
A pu-ce of coal releases, during com
bustion, enough energy to lift itself
about 2.000 miles, or say from New
York to Panama, vertically upward
against constant sea level gravitation.
A piece of hydrogen, our most ener
getic combustible, releases In combus
tion an amount of energy capable of
lifting about four times as far, or to a
vertical distance (against sea level
gravitation) roughly equal to the dis
tance from New York to Manila.
But a piece of radium emanation
yields without any combustion an
amount of energy in the process of Its
evolution that would lift it against sea
'level gravitation, not only to the sun,
but to the orbit of the planet Neptune,
the outside fencepost of the solar sys
tem, and which Is about thirty times
further from the sun than the earth is.
Deadly Intoxicating Liquor.
Zanzibar furnishes one of the most
.deadly strong liquors that man can
(drink and still survive the ordeal. Its
?strength is so great that the natives
?who use it must accustom themselves
ito it by first starting with a sip, grad
ually increasing the portion as they
; become more hardened. It is said
?that if a stranger to its great inroxl
feating power partakes of it in even
!the carse measure'as absinthe he is
[lucky to escape death. This abnormal
ly strong liq c or ls called "zerambo."
WATERMELON A LA FILIPINO
Well-Meant Effort of Native Chef
Spoiled Surprise American Army
Officer Had Planned.
The Filipinos, lt seems, have more
than one way of serving a watermelon.
The melons grown In the far eastern
archipelago are small in size and in
ferior in flavor. Lieutenant Smith,
stationed in one of the towns of north
ern Luzon, hankered for the juicy
lusciousness of a melon from his own
sunny southland. So his family in
Tennessee carefully crated a choice
watermelon and shipped It to him by
express. It cost him a good many
pesos, but no matter. It was a beauty
and arrived in perfect condition.
He instructed the cook to prepare a
good dinner that very day ; the splen
did melon was to be served as a crown
ing g\ory. The provincial treasurer,
the school teacher and the few Ameri
cans in the town were Invited to par
take cf a treat that was to be a sur
prise to them.
The dinner went forward success
fully; but there was much curiosity
concerning the surprise that the host
had piomised his guests, and all eyes
were turned frequently toward the
door through which it was expected to
appear. At last it came. The cook en
tered, bearing aloft an immense plat
ter, and there came from the company
a chorus of "Ahs!" The platter was
placed on the table under a halo, no, a
cloud of-steam. The melon was
boiled, thoroughly boiled.
The quick rising of the host to his
feet with the carving knife in his hand
convinced the cook that he had better
make the quickest exist possible,
which was through the window, and
Involved a leap of ten feet to the
ground. Reports from the second
barrio on the road leading north were
that he was still running when he
passed through. Lieutenant Smith has
not been able to smile about that wa
termelon yet.-New York Herald.
ONION'S VIRTUES ARE MANY
Eaters of Odoriferous Bulb Rarely III,
Acwding to Physicians-Aid
to Boauty Seekers,
Onion eaters, as medical men have
noted, are rarely Ul, and that because
onions clear, as nothing else does, all
the poisons and Impurities and genus
from the body, according to London
Answers. Onions, in fact, are strong
disinfectants, and if sliced raw and
I put about a sickroom would gather to
themselves all the infectious germs
just as well as an expensive disinfect
It is for that reason that It is ex
tremely dangerous to eat a cut or
skinned onion that has been exposed
to the air. It has cleared the air, but
gathered to Its raw surface what it has
Medically, onions are excellent for
Insomnia and they aid digestion. Fur
ther, an onion diet ls one of the cures
for rheumatism. This is due to the
large proportion of sulphur oil In
It is this oil, too, which produces a
beautiful, clear and velvety complex
ion. Bretons, great onion eaters, are
noted for their smooth skins. Onion
juice, too, gives immediate relief from
pain of wasp and other insects' stings.
Woman's Gift of Instinct.
A celebrated lecturer In giving an
Informal talk to a number of women
on ethics startled his audience, who
fairly bristled with rage, when he an
nounced that he did not think women
possessed any reasoning powers at all.
"Rut," he continued, "you have what
Is far better-an Instantaneous appre
This wonderful gift of instinct said
to belong to womankind, and seldom
appraised at Its true value by the so
called stronger sex, is certainly
heaven sent. No amount of cultiva
tion will develop it, for it ls involun
tary and ls not the result of reasoning,
but entirely independent of lt.
Where a man will exert all his
mental faculties In revolving round and
round a subject, looking at it from
every point of view, thinking perhaps
that he is using calm, cool judgment,
he may, nine times out of ten, make
a mistake, when a woman's unerring
instinct haps at one bound to the
Bird ls Terror to Hugs.
A cliff swallow will eat a thousand
flies, mosquitoes, wheat-midgets or
beetles that Injure fruit trees In a daj
and, therefore, are to be encouraged,
says the American Forestry associa
tion of Washington.
This bird is also known as the cav?
swallow because lt plasters its nesl
on the outside of a barn or other build
ing up under the eaves. Colonies ol
several thousand will build their nests
together on the side of a cliff. Thesf
nests, shaped like a flattened gourd 01
water-bottle, are made of bits of claj
rolled into pellets and lined with straw
or feathers. This bird winters in tb?
A new electric lamp will not onlj
stand wherever it is placed on a fini
surface, but the base also comprises s
clip which may be clamped on any pro
jecting edge or post. Also the lamp
may be hung on the wail or placed or
a flat surface, using the clip as a base
Since practically all articles of furnl
ture have either an edge, a post or v
flat surface, lt is possible to use this
lamp almost ajiywhere. As the clami
ls ?slr^?ned, there Is no danger ol
scratching or denting polished sur
100 acree, three miles from John
ston on Edgefield-Johnston road,
highly improved farm, electric
lights, water works, nice 6-roora
dwelling, barns,- 3 tenant houses,
land all fenced with woven wire,
one mile from Harmony church
and school. Terms easy.
Dr. Nicholson's Ramey place, 12
acres of land 10-room house, barns
and outbuildings. A bargain for
some one. Easy terms.
141 acres one and one-half miles
from Edgefield, three three-and five
room houses and barns, live stream
through place, 50 acres fenced, 110
acres in cultivation. Cheap. Easy
One tract of land contain
ing l'J^ acres, known as Ramey
place, in the incorporate lim
its of Edgefield, one 10-room
house, 2 tenant.houses, barns
and all necessary outbuildings,
wire pasture, well and run
ning stream. Very cheap.
281 acres l]2 miles from An
tioch school and church, six
miles from Edgefield, one 6
room house, 2 4-room houses,
2 barns, 18 acres in cultiva
tion, 50 acres in'wire pasture,
122 acres on Scott's Ferry
road, one mile from school
and church, on R. F. D., 5
room house, barn and other
outbuildings, 3-room tenant
house, two wells, running
stream, 200,000 feet of long
leaf pine. All of place fenced
with woven and barbed wire,
divided in 5 fields, nice orch
ard. 6 miles from railroad. It
will pay to investigate this.
200 acres l\ miles from
Edgefield on Edgefield-.Tohn
ston road, sandy land with
clay sub-soil, 125 acres in cul
tivation, beautiful building
site and desirable place-good
30 acres one Vz miles from
town on Blocker road.
144 acres 2 miles from town,
3 tenant houses ; high state of.
170 acres, 1 G-room house,
2 barns and other buildings, 1
3-room tenant house and
barn, 100 acres high state of
cultivation. 70 acres fenced
(woven and barbed wire), 2
live streams, 300,000 feet saw
timber, l\ miles from church
and school. Chea]) : easy terms
A farm in sight of Berea
church, now owned by Mr
Frank C- Watson, containing
104 acres, nice new dwelling,
all necessary buildings, grist
mill, and all conveniences of a
country home- This place is in
high state of cultivation, and
will make a bale of cotton per
George Berry, Sr., farm,
four miles from Trenton near
Southern Railway, containing
254 acres- This is one of the
cheapest- and best we have
Tenant houses and land in
high state of cultivation- Will
be glad to show it to you.
Dr. B- F- Jones' farm, con
taining 39 acres in North Edge
field on Dixie Highway, one
six and one seven room dwell
ing, barns and 3-room tenant
house- This property is in one
of the best neighborhoods in
Edgefield on the Dixie High
way, where land will always
be valuable and growing in
value. This is a nice finished
home thaf will suit any one
D- B. Hollingsworth's "Brun
son Tract," containing 140
acres- One 6-room dwelling,
barn and other buildings, one
tenant house; sand and clay
soil. Located on Dixie High
way three miles from Edge
field, adjoining the J. B. Hill
Place- This is an ideal place to
live- Easy terms.
S. B. and J. H. Nicholson,
Managers, Edgefield, S. C.
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J Sold Everywhere
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The Old Standard general strengthening tonic.
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The Best Salve In The World.
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
Distributors of Marathon Tires and Tubes. None better, but our price
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See our representative, C. E. May.
About September 5 we will open a large stock of
heavy and fancy groceries in the store now occu
pied by Mr. J. D. Kemp. Everything will be new
and fresh from the jobbers and manufacturers.
We shall appreciate yoiir patronage and will do our
utmost to make it to your interest to trade with us.
The market which is being conducted by Mr.
Kemp will not close, as we will open the market
the day he moves out in order to commodate the
people. We will carry the best of fresh meats at
all times, and will appreciate a share of your busi
ness. Give us a trial. We guarantee satisfaction.