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"Listen," said the Myrtle bed, "there
she conies. Be quite still and don't
let her know.'*
"Don't you sun
pose she knows?"
asked the Pink
guesses, but still
we mustn't say a
word," said the
And then a lit
tle girl named
Melly walked by
and on down the
"You see," the
"lt Is fun to make
is going to be a
Melly probably bas a very good idell
that she will have a birthday cake
and a wreath, and Howers about the
tahle, but still we like to all whisper
and have secrets and pretend every
thing will he a great surprise, and
Melly likes lt, too, that way.
"I heard Melly's mother talking
about it the oilier day," the Myrtle
said. "Melly calls her mother 'Dolly,'
you know. For a long tillie 1 thought
it was her name, but lt seems lt Isn't,
lt ls a pet name Melly has for her
mol her because her mother ls so
small and dainty and pretty, like a
lovely dolly, you see."
'I see," said Pink Phlox, nodding
Its lovely head.
"Molly's mother said that she had
never missed a year In coming to this
myrtle bed for us so she could make
a wreath for Melly's cake. She picks
marigolds, too, and that gives a lot
of color to the wreath, for they do
look like flowers of gold !
"Then she decorates the birthday
table with us und with you, lovely Pink
Phlox, and Melly's auntie works hurd,
too, picking flowers, and decorating
"When Uie mo rn (jig of the birthday
comes there are flowers around Melly's
placo at the breakfast table. Then
there ore flowers around her place at
the lunch table, and flowers around
her place at the supper table.
"At about eleven o'clock In the morn
ing the birthday table ls put on the
back porch, decorated with all of us
from the garden.
"For years and years they've used
my family for the wreath. That is
such an honor."
"And we have always come out
Just In time for her birthday," said
the Pink Phlox. "We liked to be
called Molly's birthday flowers."
"Oh," said the Myrtle, "there is such
excitement. Melly ls told to keep out
of the way and she Is glad to do that,
for she likes to have everything seem
like an enormous surprise.
"They will ring the bell for ,the
birthday table at a few minutes be
fore eleven tomorrow and then Melly
will come nlong and will follow the
"Procession?" asked the
"Certainly," said the Myrtle. "They
will all form n procession, and the
Dolly mother will lead lt, ringing a
bell, then will follow auntie, and Melly
will take bold of her brother's arm
and he will show her, with much bow
lng and smiling, to her pince.
"Her chair will be decorated with
flowers. You will see, Pink Phlox
You will be there, too.
"Then there will be thc cake with
the candles, and there will he poems
Oh, yes. every
one will write a
poem Tor Melly,
and they will say
much the same as
they have every
year, but that
won't make lt any
Jess wonderful !
"All of Melly's
family will dress
in f ii n n y old
clothes, mid they'll
all he wearing
lots and lots of
smiles. You know
there are some
people who can't
scare up more
than one smile?
You've seen them,
Pink Phlox, with their little tiny
smiles, oh, such stingy smiles!
"Bul Melly's family have lots of
smiles: The smiles will nil be there
"And there will he speeches, and
presenta, and tho sponge coke, upon
which the candles will be standing
will be so proud, that lt will get fine
and light as a sponge cake should be
"But oh, while Molly loves her
birthday. I don't believe she loves I
much more than tho flowers and myrtle
of the garden. They simply love add
lng their beauty and sweetness In
honor of Melly. Hush I We're off for
the wreath now 1"
"George Washington was the brav
est man In the world," remarked the
freshman to the sophomore. "He waa
never licked In his life."
"Oh, T*H. be wad-on a stamp."
"Well, lt was dene behind bb
CENTER TOWNSHIP 8. 8. PICNIC,
To be Held at Bethel Baptist Church
on Saturday, July is.
The general thorne for the occa
sion will be "Loyalty."
The four points to be considered
in the banner contest are: (1) Av
erage attendance, 25; (2) Per capita
contribution, 25; (3) Singing, 25;
(4) Best paper on "?ly Moa as to
how a Sunday School Should he Con
ducted. ('Each Sunday school will be
expected to enter ti paper by a schol
ar who has been selected in a pre
liminary contest. Five minutes will
bo allotted to each paper.)
10.00 a. m.-'Devotional exercises
by lt. M. Davis.
10.10-Song 'by congregation,"All
?Hail the Power."
10.15-Address of welcome by L.
10.20-Response by Mrs. M. D.
Stribling; appointment of judges by
10.25-'Roll-call and reports from
10.-15 - Demonstration of class
work: (1) Common Method, by Mrs.
\V. S. Dearden; (2) Wldc-Awako
Method, by Dr. Ira E. D. Andrews.
11.05-Special music by primary
classes of Pair Play and Beaver da m
tl.H -Contest: A paper from
each Sunday school on tho subject,
"My Idea as to How a Sumday School
Should be Conducted."
I. 1.45 - Song by congregation,
II. 50-Bible Story for Children,
by Mrs. Nannie Moon.
12.30 p. m.-Dinner.
1.C0 - Song by congregation.
"Stand up for Jesus."
1.36-Address by Hon. Hornee L.
Homar, of Spartanbtirg.
Reorganization ; miscellaneous ;
DODSON'S LIVER TONIO
INSTEAD OF CALOMEL.
Calomel is quicksilver. It attacks
the bones and paralyzes the liver
Your dealer J?ells each bottle of
pleasant, harmless "Dodson's Liver
Tone" under an ironclad, money
back guarantee that lt will regulate
the liver, stomach and bowels bettor
than calomel, without sickening^ or
salivating you-15 million bottles
H. F. Whitiniro Demi.
(Tugaloo Tribune, 7 th.)
There aro many in Westminster
who will regret .o learn of the death
of H. 'F. Whitmire, which occurred
in Atlanta, Ga., on "Wednesday, May
"Flem," as ho was familiarly
known, was well and favorably
known in Oconeo and had many
friends. He was the first book-keep
er for the Cheswell Cotton iMill Co.,
of Westminster, now the Oconee
Mills, built In 1900. While here, In
the year 1902, he married Miss Mol
lie Taylor, a native of Virginia. Since
then be lived In Atlanta, Oa., many
years and represented the Phillp
Carey Company. Ho leaves to mourn
his death his widow, one daughter,
Virginia, his mother, four brothers
find one sister-J. D, Whitmire, of
Westminster; W. Z. Whitmire. of
Seneca; C. M. and T. D. Whitmire,
of Greenville, and Mrs. T. C. Pee
ples. of near Walhalla.
Mr. Whitmire was IC years old
and lived at t>7 Inman Circle. Tho
body was buried tn Westview ceme
No Worms In a Healthy Child
AU children troubled with Worms hove nn im
'lealthy color, which indicates poor lilooil, nial ns a
rule, there Is more or 1 ess stomach disturhance.
[.ROVE'S TASTELESS CHILL TONIC given re?u
nrly for two or three weeks will enrich thc hlood.
inprove thcdi|*cstion,nncl nctnsngenernlS:reniith
^nlni! Tonic to thc wholo system. Nnture will then
:hrow off or dispel the worms,ond the Child willho
in perfect health. Pleasant to take. COc per bottle.
Pundits Hob Dancers of $120,000.
Chicago. June S. - Four bandits
lined up dancers in an inn north of
Evanston early to-day and escaped
with Jewelry and cash estimated at
nearly $20,000 lu value.
Tho dancers at first thought it was
i joke when a young man with a
sop pulled low over bis eyes and a
liistol in each and slopped out on tho
lance Moor and commanded them to
line a i but the guests quickly com
piled when1three other robbors en
tered and tired several shots into tho
One woman saved diamonds valued
lt $15,000 by dropping them into
lier cup of coffee.
One Year for Violating Drug Act.
Anderdon, June 8.-10. / . Whit
mire, veterinarian, of Pel/.or, was
Litis morning sontencetl to servo a
fear and a day in tho Atlanta Federal
[>rlson and pay a fine of $100 for vlo
ation of the Harrison narcotic law.
how you'll take to
a pipe-and P. A.!
Before you're a day older
you want to let the idea slip
under your hat that this
is the open season to start
something with a joy'us
jimmy pipe - and some
Because, a pipe packed
with Prince Albert satisfies
a man as he was never satis
fied before-and keeps him
satisfied! And, you can
prove it! Why - P. A.'s
flavor and fragrance and
coolness and its freedom
from bite and parch (cut
out by our exclusive pat
ented process) are a reve
lation to the man who never
could get acquainted with a
pipe! P. A. has made a
pipe a thing of joy to four
men where one was smoked
Ever roll up a cigarette
with Prince Albert? Man,
man - but you've got a
party coming your way!
Talk about a cigarette
smoke; we tell you it's a
Prince Albert in
sold in toppy red
bag?, tidy red tins,
and halt pound tin
humidors and in the
pound crystal glase
R. J. Reynold?
the national joy smoke
PACTS ABOUT CA KOLI NA CROPS.
Statistician Reporta Fertilisers Used
40 Per Cent Loss Thun l*\st Year.
Saluda, S. C., June 10.-According
to the report of B. B. .Hare, agricul
tural statistician, in charge of the
crop reporting service in South Car
olina for the Bureau of Crop Esti
mates of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, the condition
of cotton in the State on May 25th
was 58 per cont of normal, against
68 per cent on the corresponding day
last year, the ten-year average being
74 per cent.
The condition for tho entire Uni
ted States on May 25 is reported at
66.0 per cent of normal, against 62.4
per cent Inst year and the ten-year
average of 7 8.7 per cent.
Commenting upon the report Mr.
"Spring opened up unusually ear
ly, and weather conditions in March
were exceedingly favorable for farm
work, and the preparation for plant
ing by April 1 was ten days or two
weeks earlier than usual. Some cot
ton was planted in the latter part of
March, and came to very good stand,
but frosts on (April 1'J and 19 killed
such a large percentage of it, as well
as that planted in early April, that
replanting was necessary in most
cases. During the latter part of April
and most of May nights were cool
and germinatioiupoor. The plant has
been of low vitality the entire sea
son, and much of the early plantings
died, leaving very unsatisfactory
stands. However, Blands from late
plantings are generally good.
Much farm work was accomplished
during the last week of the report
ing period, and a large percentage
of the crop in the western, central,
cr.'.tern and southern counties ins
been chopped and plowed. During
the last few days tempera.turi1 lias
been higher and the plant has taken
on new life in cultivated fields. In
sections, however, there was loo
much rain in May. and many fields
became very foul with grass and
weeds. The boll weevil has already
made Its appearance in the western,
central and southern counties.
Tho quantity of fertilizers used ip
pears to be about 30 per cent less
than the five-year average, or about
46 per cent less than last year. In
formation obtained from fertilizer
dealers indicates about 50 per coat
of the fertilizers used will show an
analysis of 8-3-3, about ten per cent
nitrate of soda, and 20 per cent acid
phosphate, the remainder being of
various analyses. It ls estimated that
an average of 267 pounds por acre
will bo used this year, against an
average of 400 pounds In 1020. The
estimated value of the fertlllzors
used this yoar ls placed at $4.00 per
acre, while last year lt was $13.62
Tho present low condition ls duo
largely to poor stands and low vital
[ty. Ordinarily much of thc acreage
would uavo been planted over, but
under prevailing boll weevil condi
tions fanners say they would rather
have a poor stand, of early cotton
than take tho chances with a good
stand of late cotton.
Condition in other States is as
NOnh Carolina .65
8<fdtn Carolina .58
Time la the test of truth. Ano
Doan's Kidney Pills have stood the
test in Walhalla. No Walhalla rest
lont who suffers backache, or annoy
ing urinary ills can romain uneoiv
yin cod by this twice-told testimony.
W. S. Grail), black: mlth, Spring St.
Walhalla, says: "I hurt my back
many years ago and since thou 1
iiavo boen troubled ?th kidney com
plaint. When I have ono of those
ittacks, severe pains shoot through
my kidneys and those organs do nol
ict as they shovld. I have dizzy
spells and severe pains in the hack
>f my head. I hava used Doan's Kid
ney Pill? whenever an attack cornea
>n and they have never failed tr.
inickly reliove me. 1 think l>>an'?
iro a wonderful medicine." (State
mont giv-. :i Doc IT. 1!<M 1
On April I), 1918. Mr. Orahl said:
i am glad of another opportunity t<
ay a good word for D-van'-s Kidney
Pills and believe Doan's h?vo a fleeted
x eure. T advise anyone Buffeting
from kidney complaint to give this
remedy a trial"
60c. at all dealers. Fostor-Milbum
Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
Killed in .'Mysterious Manner.
Pueblo, Colo., .lune 8.-'Mystery
thl'OUda the death here late lasl night
)f lernest E. Withers, prominent eit
zen of Pueblo, who. while driving
ns automobile down Grand avenue
vlth his younger son. Vollie. sitting
>y his side, was killed instantly. Tho
op of his bend was blown sway and
'oroner McCarthy ls conducting an
nvostigation to determine whether
ho shot that killed him was fired
rom outsido tho car or from tho
nsido. (From tho nature of the
vound the authorities aro also acting
>n tho theory that tho weapon om
iloyod might have boon a riot gun.
One of tho first persons roaching
he scone was a soldior, who came
tinning to investigate tho commo
ion. It was ?Mr. Withers' oldost son.
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STA TIO s. S. CONVENTION BEGAN
Forty-Fourth Aiuuuil Session \V<M1
nesdny lotst-175 Present.
Rock Hill, June 8.-?With 17f> del
egates in attendance, tho 44th an
nual convention of tho South Caro
lina Sunday School Convention open
ed in Winthrop College auditorium
al 9.30 o'clock this morning.
Horace L. Bomar, of Spartanburg,
tho president, presided. Delegates
were welcomed to Rock 'Hill and
'Winthrop by Dr. David Bancroft
Johnson, president of the institu
tion, who said that Rock Hill and
Winthrop wore honored nt entertain
ing one of tho strongest arms of the
church which is to be the hope of the
?Prof. W. S. Morrison, of Clemson
College, rospondod to tho address
of welcome on behalf of tho conven
tion. He referred to the fact that he
attended tho first State Sunday
School Convention at the First -Bap
tist church, Greenville, in 1877. Fol
lowing the late Dr. James H. Car
lisle in that convention, he pledged
himself to attend each 'State meet
ing so long as he lived.
Addresses were delivered this mor
ning hy Dr. l'Uito Durham, of Fin
ery University, Georgia, and Dr. W.
IA. Brown, diiector of evangelism.
International Sunday School 'Asso
Governor'Robert A. Cooper, sched
uled for an address lo the convention
this morning, was not able to ho
present at tho fl rsl : ess ion of tho
A pleasing feature of tho initial
meeting was a son;, service directed
Itv H. I?. Hollis, of Greenville. The
convention opened willi devotional
exercises conducted by Rev. A. Mar
lion, pastor of Oakland Avenue Pres
byterian church, Rock Hill. Most of
the delegates from over the Stale
are expected to arrive this afternoon
and to-night. Tho people of Rock
Hill are extending the glad hand and
are meeting the trains and conveying
delegates to the college by auto.
We are proud of tho confidence
doctors, druggists and th? public
have in OOO Chill nod Fever Tonic.
Anderson Boy Breaks Records.
Anderson, June 8.-T. Jeff ?Webb,
of Anderson, has broken all scholor
ship records at donison College, by
attaining the highest average for
four years ever made at the institu
tion. Wobb made 112 o's out of a
possiblo 116 such marks In the four
yours' course, in so doing ho wins
tho Norris Attainment Modal and a
four-year fellowship at Princeton
nw O?**? That Dost Not ?fftet tr? Hud
Because of ita tonic and laxative effect, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QU I NI NH is better than ordinary
Quinine and does not cause nervouancs- nor
ringing In head. Remember the full name and
look for the signature of lt. W. QROVH. 30c.
MYSTERY SURROUNDS DEATH.
Body of Farmer Found Hanging to
lilmb of Tree Near Taylors.
(Greenville Piedmont, June 8.)
Mystery surrounds tho death of
Charles M. Shipman, agod 73, farmer
of tho Chick Springs section, who
was found hauglng to a tree on the
farm of his son-in-law, W. \V. Tay
lor, nour Chick Springs at daylight
this morning. The man ovidontly had
boon dead before tho body was takelt*
down and conveyod to tho morgue of
J. D. Woods at 'Greer. Mr. Shipman's
nock was broken.
Stories told by members of tho
family of ?W. W. Taylor, son-in-law
of tho doad man, vary considerably
In dotall, said Sheriff Rector, who
visited tho scene oarly this morning,
and who added that lt was admitted
that thoro had been some difficulty
betwoen tho agod man and Taylor
yesterday. Taylor at first said that
Mr. Shipman had loft tho house lato
yesterday, and that lie (Taylor) had
gone down to tho woods whoro the
body was found this morning, and
begged the old man to come back
Mrs. Taylor, said Sheriff Rector,
told a different story, saying that
there had been a quarrel between
her husband and her father yester
day morning, and Mint Taylor had
told the old man to .eave the house
and tho State, and that Taylor had
gone to the woods to run the old
man off. tho place.
Taylor, questioned a second time,
according to the sheriff, reversed his
lirst story and admitted that he had
told the old man lo leavo nol only
the place, but the State. Taylor went
to Greer and sworn out a warrant
boforo a magistrate for his father-in
law, lt was stated.
Coronor Vaughan wont to 'Greer
shortly before noon to-day, and In
formation received over tho tolo
phone from that point ls to tho of
fed that tho inquest has not yet
boon hold, nor has Ibo Coroner an
nounced any time for tho holding of
it. A physician who examined tho
dead man, said that his nock was
broken, and tho undertaker at iGroer
said that the doctor was planning
a further examination, the nature of
which was not known.
To Make Investigation.
Sheriff 'Rector to-day Bald that he
is making a thorough investigation
of the death, but was not prepared
at this time to make any statemont
or to adVanco any theory as to whe
ther Mr. Shipman took his own Ufo,
or whether there was evidence of
foul play. When he roached the scene
tho body was hanging to a low cedar
tree, tho feet Just off the ground.
Tho rope by which Mr. Shipman's
body was suspended was tied around
a limb of the troo, and the dead
man's hat, pocket book and walking
stick were on the ground beside the
body. The clothing was covered with
loaves and dirt, as (Mr. Shipman had
boen rolling on tho ground, accord
ing to the offlcer, and there was a big
torn place in tho trousors.
W. W. Taylor Arrested.
Greenville, June 9.-To-day's do
velopments In the mystorlous doath
of Charles M. Shipman, aged farmer,
whose body was yesterday morning
found hanging to a troo on bis son
in-law's farm near Chick Springs,
carno thick and fast with tho arrest
of W. W. Taylor, son-in-law of tho
A coroner's jury viewed tho body
of the dead man and listened to a
statemont made by Dr. H. IJ. Brock
man, of Greer, who, lu company with
Dr. Wilson, of Greenville, performed
an autopsy on 'Mr Shl.pinan yester
'day. Dr. Brockman declared that
Shipman came to his death by stran
gulation caused by a rope around his
neck. The inquest was Iben sus
pended until .lune 15th, by which
timo Coroner Vaughan hopes to
have all available evidence that may
throw light on the affair in hand.
Taylor was arrested by Deputy
Sheriff Harris on demand made by
Duel Shipman, of VVOodsldo Mill, a
brother of the dead niau, who de
clared that as soon as he could get
to a magistrate ho intended to swear
out a warrant charging Taylor with
murder. Taylor refused to make a'ny
statement further than to say that,
he had no hand in the death of his
?Dr.'Brockman reported to tho Jury
To-day that so .'ar as physicians* ex
amination had proceeded, no poison
was discovered, but that no positivo
statement to that effect could be
mndo until a report was received
from tho State laboratory, to which
the stomach, liver and kidneys of tho
dead man were sent yostorday.
Rul>-My-Tism is i? powerful Anti
septic. Cures Infected cuts, old sores,
A French newspaper has a woman
ns sporting odltor. Sho IsiMllo. Bethe
Bouvoret, ono of tho founders of the
Academia, tho first sporting club for
womon organized in Paris.