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CADIZ, OHIO, Jan. 25.-Alf red F.
Elliott, a wealthy resident of thif
place, has his diyorood wife working
for him as a servant.
She ran away with his coachman a
year ago. Then the man deserted hei
and she came back i > beg her hus
band's forgiveness. He would not
give her this, but agreed to engage
her as a paid servant, because
"the children would find her use
Mrs. Elliott accepted the situation
thankfully. She takes the orders of
her husband and her children more
humbly than if she were a servant in
the ordinary way. The Elliott fami
ly, at any rate, has thoroughly solved
the servant girl problem, which gives
such infinite t .ouble to most house
holds in this country.
Not onlr does Mrs. Elliott humbly
take orders from the family, but also
from the cook. She helps in tho
kitchen, cleans her husband's shoes,
waits at table and generally acts as a
maid of all, work. . She is a refined
and educated woman.
Elliott is a retired real estate
dealer, who now passes MB time on a
model farm near here. It is a splen
did place, stocked with valuable and
thoroughbred animals of all kinds.
The owner is very rich and there is
no reason why he should make his
wife a servant as a matter of econo
The people of Harrison county were
shocked to hear a year ago that Mrs.
Elliott had run away with the family
eoaehman, Walter Shannon. It ap
pears that- one evening Mrs. Elliott
sent word to her husband that she
- vild not eome down to dinner. Half
an hour later she and the coachman
were seen by. the country people
driving along the road toward New
Athens in one of Mr. Elliott's bug
It was an elopement. Shannon, who
was a very handsome fellow, and a
smart eoaehman, had fascinated his
employer's wife. Mrs. Elliott had
often been seen talking to him, but
her husband had no cause for sus
picion, and be paid no attention to
suoh trifling signs. The actual news
of the elopement waB an absolute sur
prise to him. He was mad with rage.
Everybody who knew him believed he
would kill both the guilty ones if he
could find them. As months passed
his rage gave way to a fixed, dogged
look of resentment.
Six months af ter the elopement Mrs.
Elliott appeared at her parents' home
in Belmont County. She was heart
broken, ill, half-starved. Shannon
had deserted her. It appeared that no
sooner had she run away than she be
gan to be disgusted with her compan
ion. She realised that she had de
serted an honest. if not a very agreea
ble man for a worthless fellow.
Mr. Elliott began a suit for divorce
at Cadiz. Mrs. Elliott engaged coun
sel and put in a defense. An order
was made granting her temporary ali
mony. A week before the date set for
the trial she went to her lawyers and
told them that she had errang?.! with
her husband and that she had no fur
ther use for their services. When they
asked her what she had done she said
it was no bu oin ess of theirs. Mr. El
liott then obtained his divorce without
Then esme the second surprise of
this story-a surprise that put tho
elopement entirely in the shade. Mrs.
Elliott was baot in her husband's
home and working as a servant. The
first neighbor who called after the
divorce was astounded to see the
former wifo open tho door dressed
neatly but plainly as a household ser
. The whole truth gradually oame
oat. Mrs. Elliott had thrown herself
on her husband's morey. She told
him that he ought to take eare of her
for the sake eil the children. She was
ashamed to go anywhere else. She
promised to do anything he liked-to
work for him, to block his boots, to
so rub the floor.
Elliott Was still extremely bitter.
He thought slowly over her appeal
and finally said hejwould take her back
to his home as a servant. H* would
pay her one dollar and ,? half a week,
enough to pay for ho.' clothes, and
not enou?& to lead her into extrava
In return for this kind treatment
she was.to agree always to work faith
fully as a servant and never to seek to
be anything but a servant. She has
to be absolutely obedient to him and
the children and not to attempt famil?
iaritioe With. ??? of ib*?Q. Shd W?S tO
be prepared to obey ' orders at any
time in tho twenty-four hours and nev
er ask for any evening off. She was
to have no visitoj? of any kind what
ever, and no ver to go away from the
All these conditions the poor woman
ie "Wages of Sin?
- accepted readily. She signed an agree?
i ment in which they were embodied
; and immediately entered upon her new
i Her former husband and the ehil
. dren address her aa "Mary," while she
always says "Sir" to Elliott. The
; ohildren have baen told that they mast
i never speak to her or of her as their
Poor Mrs. Hlliott waits meekly at
the table, while her master says to
"Why is there no bread on the
"Where are the salt cellars?"
. "Why havo you put a fork on the
wrong side of my plate?"
"Why isn't that dish in the middlo
of the table?"
"Yes, please sir," says the ex-wife,
and tries to do everything that is re
quired of her.
"Mary!" yells Master John, ".bring
me some more meat at once!"
"Yes, sir," says his mother.
"Mary,"' ories Miss Margaret, "I
want some more pie. You're very
"YOB, Miss Margaret," says the
mother. This sort of thing goes on
all day long in the Elliott household.
The family drodge does all the work
that an ordinary mother would do, and
all the work that a servant would do
"nd yet she does not receive any of the
consideration that either mother or
servant would. She is expiating her
She gets up at 5 o'dook in the
morning and oleaos her master's and
his children's shoes. Then she lights
fires and does some of the other rough
work. She waits on the table at
breakfast tim?, and then sees that the
ohildren have their rubbers on and
that their elothes are in good condi
tion when they start for sohool. She is
never allowed to say anything unless
she is spoken to.
Elliott- does not keep a coachman
any longer. On Sunday he drives
the ohildren to church, five miles
away. The "servant" by special
permission is allowed to go there on
When an old friend of the family
calls, one who knew Mrs. Elliott in
happier days, the former wife must
still act as a servant. She must not
show in any may that she recognizes
the visitor. This ; part of ?ho agree
Mrs. Elliott feels that she must
submit to every humiliation and sac
rifice to atone for the crime she com
mitted. She stands in profound awe
of her former husband, a man of cold,
silent and inflexible character.
When asked how he was able to
carry out such a strange arrangement,
"It works very well. I have noth
ing to complain of. The ohildren are
glad to have her around the house.
She does more for them than moat ser
vants would and her wages are very,
Mrs. Elliott's name before she mar
ried was Mies Laura Brokaw. She
oame of a good family and always bore
a good name until she made her great
error. She is a tall, handsome, dig
nified woman. Her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Lawrence Brokaw, live at Flush
ing, Belmont Oounty, Ohio, about 30
miles from here.
Mr. Elliott belongs to one of the
best and oldest families of the town
ship in which he lives. He is a trus
tee of Shortoreek township, wes a can
didate for Oounty Commissioner and
is and has buen for many years past
the President of the Harrison County
Agricultural Fair Association. He is
about forty-five years old and of fine
appearance. The family consists of
a boy and a girl, both handsome ohil?
Tta home of the Elliotts is on the
road leading from Cadis. The hbuso
is an extensive two-story building,
withs porch on the front and back,
and it ? is situated on a farm of 200
acres that lies in one of the richest
portions bf the State. The whole
farm is in the territory of the Adent
Coal Company and is all underlaid by
the Pittsburg vein of ooai.-New York
Something That Will do Yon Good.
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good results in our family so long that i
it has become a household ne' essity. !
By its prompt use we haven't any
doubt that it has timo and again pre
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upon our own experience, and we sug
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who have small ohildron, always keep
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croup.-Camden (S. 0.) Messenger.
For sale by Orr-Gray Drug Co.
Definition of Society.
The Circuit Hider, a State church
paper, hat published a catechism ou
''Society" ?.n a recent issue. The arti
cle is interesting in that it presents a
unique idea ol the way society is look
ed upon and understood in some cir
cles. So-called "society people" will
be entertained by a perusal of the cat
echism which reads as follows:
Q. What ia society Y
A. A union of fashionable beings
united for the purpose of pleasure,
maintaining caste and upholding fash
Q. What's the admission fee?
A. Money and manners.
Q. What are among the character
istics of society.
A. The jig and jag, punch and po
Q. Does society prevail in South
A. No; but it isoomiog. Whatever
breaks out up North, comes South in
course of time. There,, are s:rong
symptoms of it in Spartanburg,Green
ville and other large towns, and also
in Hook Hill, Chester and others.
Q. Which is tho bigger institution
where society prevails, the sooiety or
A. Because society folks oan trans
gress laws of the church with their
fun and frolics with impunity; not a
hair of their immoral heads will be
touohed; but if the laws of society are
violated, ostraoism is the result.
Q. How is a day divided in sooiety?
A. Into morning and evening.
Q. There is no night there, then?
A. No; the word night would inter
fere with the sense of the term of
fashion, "Evening." For instance,
it would offend the ear of sooiety to
say: "Mr. Brookton appeared at the
ball in full night dress." It would
be all right, you see, to say "he ap
peared in full evening dress."
Q. Is punctuality a rule in sooiety?
A. O, no. It is fashionable to be
a little late at sooiety gatherings. It
is unpopular to be in a hurry, "on
a rush," and is considered vulgar to
be in haste.
Jefferson Davis Monument.
Headquarters South Carolina Dvision.
United Confederate Veterans.
Charleston, S. C., Jan. 27th, 1902.
General Order No. 57.
I. The attention of tba Commands
of this Division is earnestly invited
to the eloquent appeal in General
Order No. 263,-tissued by our belov
ed Commander, Gen. JohnB. Gordon.
In this order he asks the aid of every
Confederate Veteran to assist the
noble women of the Confederacy in
the holy work they have undertaken,
of erecting a monument to our
martyred chieftain, Jefferson Davis.
WordB are not needed to stir in
every Confederate heart, a full
sense of hi individual, and our
collective, duty to pay this tribute to
our leader, tho' the causo for which
he sacrificed so much is the "Lost
Cause." His devoted widow survives
him, and she is looking to the reunion
with her husband, our ohief, when
she goes to join her noble husband
on the further shore, let h?rabe able
to tell bim that his people, loyal to
his memory, appreciative of his match
less dev otic: to their cause, have com
pleted this trib?telo him, and through
him, to the causo we all loved and for
whioh, with noble manhood he suf
fered, even to the,ignominy of having
his feeble limbo shackled. \
Tho monument to onr leader, Jef
ferson Davis, is also one to the cause
he led. It is a tribute not only to one
great man, but to tho thousands of
heroes who gave their lives, their all,
for the uoblcBfc cause that has ever
nerved the strong arms of patriots
who upheld it with such magnificent
II. Tour Division Commander calls
attention to Gen. Gordon's request
for eaoh Camp of the U. C. V. to
voluntarily contribute fl for each
member of the Camp. It is unfortu
nate that some of our comrades cannot
contribute this tl. To supply this
let there be some organised effort of
the Camp. Some species of enter
tainment be devised by which an
amount could be raised to enable eaoh
Camp to contribute tl for eaoh com
rade of the Camp.
III. All amounts contributed in
South Carolina should go through the
lady who has our State for her field of
work, that the State may have full
credit for the work of her people.
Contributions may be sent to Mrs.
Alice A. G. Palmer, Charleston, S. C.,
representing thc Confederate Southern
Memorial Associations, composed of
the noble band of women who have
since 1865 zealously cared for the
graves of our sacred dead, or to Mrs.
Augustine T. Smythe, Charleston, S.
C., representing tho Daughters of the
Confederacy, an organization whioh is
so grandly working to perpetuate the
glorious memories of our cause, to
ohroniolo the heroism of our fallen
C. IRVINE WALKER,
Comdg. 8. C. Div. U. C. V.
JAMES G. HOLMES,
Adit Gen., Chief of Staff.
How Dew Forms.
There ii, perhaps, no other work or ?
profession where the weather plays <
such an important part as in farm- ?
lng. The suoeesa of farm work de- .
pends SQ largely upon the weather i
than the farmer should have an intel
ligent idea of the lawa which govern i
the various phenomena whieh wa call 1
Dews are no*, so important as rains, ,
et theko is more water in a heavy 1
dew than in a very light rain. A good
dew is often very beneficial to growing
vegetation, though it often seriouly
interferes with farm work, notably
hay making. What oausea dew?
Why is there no dew in the daytime?
Why does the dew fall some nights
and not others? How many who read
this can answer those questions intel
Dew is invisible rain. It docs not
come from the clouds, but from the
air near the ground. When tho sun
ceases to warm the earth in thc evou
ing the latter cools rapidly. This
condenses the moisture that is in tho
air in the form of invisible vapor,
when it falls because of its weight,
just as rain does. When the wind
blows all night there is no dow. The
air next to tho earth cannot cool be
cause it is constantly moving and
other air taking its place. This is
why still nights are the coldest. A
very light breeze will suffice to prevent
dew from forming.
During a drought there is less dew,
for the same reason that there is loss
rain, because there is less moisture in
the air. Warm air usually contains
more moisture than cold air, which is
why there is more rain in the summer
than winter. Snow is frozen vapor
and frost is frozen dew.
When you laok energy, do not relish
yonr food, feel dull and stupid-after
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They will make you feel like a new
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bear. For sale by Orr-Gray Drug Co.
- Eli M i neb, a rica bachelor, who D,
died in New Jersey a few days ago,
claimed that he had never attended a
circus, nover played cards, oheokera,
dominoes, baseball or shinny, never
?katcdwith a girl, never went court
ing, and never was in love.
The man who was "born tired" 1
should use Priokly Ash Bitters. It
makes work a necessity to give vent to
the energy and exuberance of spirits
generated by functional aotivity in
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From 15c. to 40c. a pound.
If you like good Coffee this
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Fresh lot of
Nicely bleached at
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The Cash Grocer.
F. O. BROWK. E. A. SMYTH, C. A. GAMBBILL, F. A. BunnninaB,
Pre?. & Treas. Vice Pres. Secretary. Supt. Chemical Dept.
COTTON SEED MEAL AND HULLS.
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derived from Blood and TanVage.
e are also prepared to sell you Cotton Seed Meal, Kainit and Acid
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We are importers of German Kainit, Muriate of Potash, Nitrate of Soda,
a full stock of whioh we have on hand at all times We will make you a fair
exchange of .any of the above named articles, also Meal and Hulls for feeding
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Please call and see us and secure our prices before placing vour orders.
Thanking you for your past liberal patronage and encouraging words of
praise for the high quality and excellence of our goods, and wishing you a
prosperous New Year, we remain, Yours truly,
ANDERSON PHOSPHATE AND OIL CO., Anderson, S. C.
A Well Furnished Home
Is not necessaiily an expensively
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some, even sumptuous, FURNITURE
is procurable without great outlay
Not that we deal in knocked-together
made-to-sell sort, but because we are
content with a reasonable profit on
really good articles of Furniture
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The Old Reliable Furniture Dealers, Depot BL, Anderson, S. C.
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He is big? but none too big to fill the roomy, white enam
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Do You Owe Me ?
If so come in at once and settle, as I must make collec
tions at once, and save expense of coming to see you.
JOHN T. BURRI8S.
8. V AN DIVER. ?j. p. VAKrav "R
ANDERSON, 8. C., JAHUABY 8,1902. J
0 THOSE INDEBTED TO US :
WE are compelled to collect what is owing to us
ia order to pay our debts, and if you owe us,
either Note or Account, we must have the money
or some satisfactory arrangement in the next few
days, or such claim will be placed in the hands
of our Attorney for collection,
VANDIVER BROTHERS, aud
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Liver and Kidney Pills.
DIRECTIONS-Ono every night.
EY ANS PHARMACY.
Attention, Farmers !
We have just received one Car Lead of
Fancy Winter Grazing Oats.
Come quick and secure some of them before they are
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Slightly Disfigured but Still in the Ring !
YES, we have disfiured the Hayes Stock considerably the pa&t six weeks,
but still have some Bargains left in
Shoes, Hats, Pants and Notions of all Kinds.
I am adding on a Stock of
Groceries, Sugar, Coffee and Flour.
Try a Barrel of Bransford, Clifton or Spotless, and I am sure you will be
pleased. White Wine Vinegar 25c. per gallon.
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