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f be other day, in lecturing1 before1
the Mhool te?oherB wd$i*^per Hu
?entsat the Untyer?tj of> UMc**o?
President Andr?es jvsed ?ll of his
hearers who weren't! married to rash
into matrimony, end declared that ?fl
man or woman who voluntarily re-|
mained single was a moral de-eaor
ate. *^ **
Perhaps no more mischievous ad
vice than this was eyer given. Hasty,
?od ill-considered marriages, marriages
entered into without sufficient means
to support a family, marriages eos*
traded in the mistaken belief that a j
passing fancy is a deathless pseaicm, I
are responsible for nine-tenths of ih'e
murders and thefts and. drunkenness
and misery of the worjd. Soon un
ions where loves die? with the honey-,
moon, and whero all that is left ia a
bated chain that binds two people (to
gether, is the devil's workshop where
all that is worst in the character of a
man and woman are developed, andas
a matter of truth, the moral degener
ates are not old maids and baohelora,
batmen and women ; who-have; been
unhappily married, and whose own ex
periences have embittered them and
seared their belief In every good and
The old bachelor,'no matter how
wicked he may have been himself,
cherishes some ideal of womanly gen
tleness and purity; the old maid hugs
to her heart to the last her faith in
the supreme nobility of man; buttha
man whose wife has betrayed him, or
the woman whose husband has been
false to her, believe in nothing, and
either go forth to avenge their wrongs,
on society, or, soured and disgrunt
led, mock at the gods of others.
If every marriage were a happy
marriage, Dr. Andrews, and every
other preacher and'teaoher, might well
urge it indiscriminately on people, for
there can be no donbt that just as un
happy wedlock develops all the tares
and weeds ic the soul, happy marriage
is the sunshine in which all the buds
?Gd blooms of thej heart find their
finest flower. The: love that robs la
bor of its toil, that- makes sacrifice a
pleasure, that prefers another above
itself, round8 life into its fullest per
Those who have missed a happy
marriage have missed the best that
tbe world oin give, but those that
bave kept out of an unhappy marriage;
bave escaped a lot of misery and suf
fering, and sometimes} it is a good deal;
better to be safe than to- run the risk
of being blessed. Unless all the cir
cumstances of marriage are propitious
-unless the man and wos&n sro old
enongh to know what they really de
lire in a life oompanion, and are sure
that their love is founded on some
thing deeper and more lasting than
I the curve of a cheek or ah ability to
dance the two-step, and unless they
have sufficient inoome to live on de
cently in the way in whioh they have
been accustomed to live, it will be a
great deal better for their hearts and
their morals and their tempers and
their purses to stay single, Dr. An
jdrews to the contrary notwithstanding.
?There have been reckless .'marriages
jthat turned out all right, but nobody
Ita a right to take it for granted that
Ithey will be struck by lightning.
I As a further inducement to the un
Sprepared to break into tho holy state
jof matrimony. Dr. Andrews says that
Ethe single man or woman has no plane
ED society. The facts in the oase
gdon't seem to bear out. this either.
?Hen who have done great things have
Keen mostly .married becaase women
Bemired them So they couldn't escape,
Bhrough quite a respectable number of
HwchelorB have also made a noise in
floe world, and have done things that
?eft humanity better and wiser, while
goong women. Florence. Nightingale,
?ranoes. Willard, Clara Barton, Jane
?Addams, and a hundred more one
gould name c?-h??? have not only had
S defi?it? p?aoo in society, but a perch
fla the topmost ronnd of the ladder,
fl?though none of them had a hns
fl In society-the# gay eoeiety that
Hives balls and parties abd rides in au
flomobibs-whether a middle-aged
Hereon has a plaoo in it or not do
?ends, in this country at least, on
what sort of chromo they can throw in
??th their o?mpany and lack of person
W ?ttractioni, and not on their pos-j
MjiBion of a wedding ring. * An elder- i
? woman, stringy and sallow and'
B^in, without any particular gift ot
?M or person tb attract the admira
?f her fellow-creatures,, must jr*?,y
Wt tho privilege of society if she gets
Wb If oho is poor and cannot entor
flrn, she will find herself relegated to
mfa back ranks and the Church sonia
Sr* crowd, jusfc as muoh ii? sae is a
vrried woman as if she is an old
Jy^d, abd by the same tok?n the ric*
-?Poster never has to complain of nog
Bp or being overlooked by her ac
quaintances? The woman who?? ooo
is a sordos bleu and whose wines are
of the proper vintage does not find
that her invitations are reffed be?
cause she is single,. and while a hus
band may be a luxury, he is by no
means a sooial necessity.
So far as men are concerned, the
statement that'"a elogie person has no
status in society is even more unten
able, for it is an axiom that so long as
a man is unmarried he is an object of
burning interest end solicitude to
every woman in the communis /. The
old bachelor is always persona grata
with the wives of his married friends,
a welcome guest at their table, and a
perennial object of their phi lau tropic
matchmaking endeavor. Indeed, one
of the severest jars a man's vanity
eyer gets is the dull, sickening thud
with whioh all other women throw
him over the minute he is married.
Up to that time he has been a figure.
Women's faces have brightened at his
approach, they have hung with eager
interest oh his words, and laughed at
. bis witticisms, but the minute ht jets
married ho is of interest and import
i anoe I o only ono woman, in thc;World,
! and nc other woman is mean enough.
I to do him reverence.
But the society that io of most im
portaoce in the world is the great
brotherhood of man, and nothing could
be less true than that the unmarried
man or woman hes no part 'in this.
In every community there are old
maids and old bachelors whose lives
are so helpful to their fellow crea
tures that it nlmoBt seems os if they
had a special call to oelibaoy, and that
they were dat off from tender family
? ties' in order that they might assnme
a mission of fatherhood and mother
i hood broader than that bounded by
blood, and far more unselfish.
We all know the old maid sister or
aunt, who is the stop gap in the fami
ly life and makes good the deficien
oies and inefficiencies of the wife to
the husband, and who mothers moth
erless little children. We know old
bachelors who have .never known the
love of wife or ohild, to whom no Cry
of the widow or the orphan ever comes
unheeded. All abont us there are
thousands of unmarried women and
men who are spending their lives mak
ing good the married failures, aud to
say that these people have no place in
society ie like blaspheming against
th? saints. It is the? unmarried men
and women who are carrying on the
great altruistic, philanthropic work of
the world, for in the majority of cases
family life makes people selfish, and
they do new look beyoad their own
brood. " *
Some of the most beautiful stories
of .unselfish devotion that the world
has ever known could be told by these
unmarried men and women, and many
amen who battons his prim little
black coat over his withered heart is
entitled to pin there the cross of the
Legion of Honor, for his gallant sacri
fice of himself to his duty. The world
seeB in h'm only a thia old man, dried
up and wrinkled, who has acquired
fussy, particular ways through muoh
living alone, and it guys him good
naturedly about being an old bachelor,
and never dreams that somewhere
down the road of the old man's life is
a grave where he buried love and ro
. manee and the hope of wife and child,
and turned his bsok on happiness for
the Sake of others, who often do not
appreciate him, .
ISomewhere, in a little country]
tewn, I know an old bachelor who is
oalled "Uncle Jim" by half the
munity. He is a. wisened old man
now, always scrupulously dressed in
black, in the fashion of 20 years ago,
and all day long he stands beni nd the
counter of a drug store and listens
with unfailing patience to the "symp
tono" of his neighbors, and prescribes
for them,, for Uncle Jim's remedies
are esteemed far above doctors' stuff,
and not a man, woman or child who
does not go to bim with their aches,
whether of body or heart. It is a j
flourishing little town in wi Joh Uncle
Jim lives, and he does ? flourishing
business, and many people wonder
why ho has never married. .
One night it chanced that I dropped
into the store very late. The last of
the customers and loungera had gone
???d thestoro seemed deserted, but
lind a screen, in the back of the
>ng room, I found Unele Jim sittieg
at his desk, with a few yellow old let
tbzz, a crumpled globe and a withered
rose Spread out before him, and on his
cheek the hard and bitter tears of old
Abashed, I would have withdrawn,
but he stopped roe.
"Don't go, my dear," he uaid. "Do
you ever feel that the dear dead aro so
near you csu almost touoh them and
hear their voices? All day I have
b<^? listening to tho rustle of angel
wings, and the sound of a voice that I
Iloved, and BO tonight I have been liv
ing over my youth thal left me-only
these/' ?nd he spread hts hands pa
thetically over the little heap en the
"Perhaps you bave wondered, as
other people do," he went on, "why I
never married. I was to have been
once. ; I was engaged lo a b eaatifol
girl whom I loved with aj?,my' 'Ijeajrt*
and we had already rbegai. to make the
planB-the sweet, foolish plait*?fot
the Utile home thal was lo be ours,
when suddenly my sister's husband
died, and her support was thrown up*
on me. I couldn't refuse the burden,
you know. She was helpless and de
stitute, and thore were little children
crying to mo for bread, and so I had
to give up my own happiness for
"Angela oried when I told her and
gave uer back herfresdom, for I would
not bind th? woman I loved to the
wearing slavery of a long engagement,
and then she laid her dear head upon
my breast for the last time, and I
held her dose in arms, arms that I knew
would go hungering for her to the
grave, ae she told me over and .over
again that she would be faithful to
me and wait for me to the end.
"I wasn't rioh in those days, my
dear. It was a hard struggle to feed
eight hungry little mouths, snd it
lined my faee and strewed my hair
with silver before my tims; but, by
and by, the years wore on, and the
children went out into the world, and
I saw happiness beokoning to me sgain
and Angela and I took up our unfin
ished dream and began knitting to
gether its dropped threads.
"Tuen-one of my sister's^ boys-a
weak, foolioh fellow, fell Into bad
company, and got lo drinking and
gambling and robbed his employer of
a large) sum of money. I sat here all
alonadme long night fighting oat the
battle between duty and love, and
whenjrjhe ?ray dawn broke duty had
wonnat it loft se au old ?ac.
There;'was my sister's broken heart to
conoider, and-the old name that had
ne ver had a stain upon it-and I paid
the money for the boy.
"Al last, however, after middle life
had pissed and long waiting had rob
bed Angela's oheek of its roses and
her step of its-, lightness, when we
knew that the fire and joy of youth
had gone from us forever, it seemed
thar-?ur happiness was coming to us.
My sister had gone to live with her
ohildren, the business was prospe-iog
and Angela and I were planning uuoe
more for the home that was to bs ours
at last; but it was not to be. Angeli
sickened and died, and all that wai
left me was the memory of the long,
long years and this little heap of treas
"It isn't much for a life time, but
but I have my pleasures. I shall
never know the clinging arms of i
wife about me, but I send many a wo
man's husband al home to her ot night
with his wages who would waste them
at the corner euloon but for , me. I
shall never have a child, but many ?
boy listens to me when he wouldn't tc
his own father, and many a girl hu
the lessons and the help that enabl?d
her to go ont into the world and ears
a living. They don't mind it from
me, you know. I am just Unele Jim,
aerocbetty old bachelor, who ion'?
quite either a man or a woman, bul
who has his IfUle piase in the worlc
for all that," bc added, with a whim
Sometimes I hear important fa thc rc
of families or gay young boys ask ban
"Uncle Jim, why didn't you ev?i
"Oh, 1 wasn't a handsome younf
fellow like you," he invariably re
plies, but I know that he io thinking
of a withered roan, end a ?tu? to
msnoe, and a grave where the grass ii
growing . " Dorothy Dix.
- It will undoubtedly be a eo)i
day when the north pole is discovered
Sleeps In Boom With Snake, i
Taooma, Wash., Aug. 30.-When
John Pron tico entered his ono-room
boase across the Columbia Fiver from
Pas?o, he heard a big rattlesnake
shake a warning behind a mass of rub
bish in tho room. .
Prentice now sleeps with a gun on
o?e side and a bottle of whiskey ob
tue other, prepared for either emer
gency. Ho is un oblo fcc dislodge the
rattler. When he rolls over in bed at j
night the rattler, sleeping just a few
feet away, starts up, too, and rattles
warningly. Prentice's friends deolan
it is a toss-up whether he will event
ually have to use the gan or the whis
Both Made a Confession.
When he made his customary oall
upon the object of his affections the
other evening, the young mac dis
played more than tba ordinary ner
vousness that usually marked his
"What's troubling you, George?"
asked the lovesick maiden, noticing
"Oh, I have something to confeso
to yon and I don't know how it will,
"Well, never mind. I'm 'prepared
"Clara, I am a somnambulist."
"Oh, pshaw; don't worry 1 My
father is a Unnaria J', my mother's
Congregationalist and I'm a hardshell
Baptist but I don't mind ohangtag."
On one occasion Bishop Porer was
a guest at the" Storm King Club, says
the New York Times. After a com
fortable dinner he sent a telegram to
one of the officials of the New York
Central railroad asking him to stop
the night express at Storm King op
tion, on the opposite side of tho river. J
He drove down the mountain and'
hired a boatman to row him across.
Arriving in good time, he and the
boatman waited in the rowboat ustil
the approaching train warned them to
seek the station, only to see the train
arrive, rush by, and disappear into the
The bishop was irritated.
"Well," he-said, "I am a bishop of
the JSpisoopal Church, and I suppose
ray calling will not allow me tossy
"Well," replied the boatman, "I am
a Methodist and my principles will not
let me say anything."
Hot days followed by oool nights
will breed malaria in the body that is
bilious or costive. Prickly Ash Bit
ters is very valuable at this time for
keeping tho stomach, liver and bowels
well regulated. Evans Pharmacy.
- A boy who disappeared from Hos
bury fifty years ago died reoently the
king of cannibal islands, the Marques
as, in the Southern Pacific : A whal
ing ship on which he had taken pas
sage was wrecked on one of these is
lands, and the castaway survived io
become the king. It is given to a few
men to realise to snob an estent the
ambitions of tb'eir childhood.
- ? remarkable discovery has been
made at (xirgeh, in Upper Egypt, in
the. unearthing of human remains at
least 8000 years old. These represent
the most ancient of prehistoric periods,
and Dr. Elliot Smith, of the Medical
School at Cairo, has gone there to in
vestigate the remains. The remains
sre in a remarkable state of preserva
tion, due, perhaps, both to the dry
ness of the climate and the excellence
of the embalming, lt is said that in
several ease? the eyes are so well pre
served that the lenses are intaot.
- To the job of engraving the al
phabet on a pin's head a Utica, ?i.
Y., man has devoted the energy that
might' have accomplished something
i worth while.
"lei tba eOUt BUSTtwrnw do your work."
will take ?very particle of dust and dirt tram your floors and
woodwork-makes them t as clean as a whittle, neat aa a pin.
Nothing so good for washing clothes and dishes.
Made emly by THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY. ,
Ca-atoy U tTerti W ft. l^--*elra4 ? OYAL Fimr SOAP*
Anderson, S. C., Aug. 1, 1902.
To the contestants for the pr?tes
offered by the Anderson Fertiliser
Company for crop of 1901-1902 :
We find that T. M. Welbon, of Pen
dleton, 8. C., has won the first prize
for the yield of 108.937 bushels from j *
sir nore a, and the first prise for yield j C
of 54.206 bushels from three ?ores, ! \
and the first prise for the yield of 18}
bushels from one aore.
This crop wes grown on land previ
ously plantad in cotton ; wes prepared
by turning with a two-horse plow, fol
lowed by a two-horse subsoil plow.
One bushel of Blue Stem wheat was
sown per sore with a wheat drill, ap
plying at the same time 800 pounds of
Anderson Phosphate and Oil Company
10-2 aeidand 200 lbs. eotton teed meal
This test is duly signed by the three
judges, and dated July 1st, 1902.
The second prise for ?he best yield
on six acres is won by Mr. Allen J.
Sullivan, of Sullivan, 8. C., for the
yield of 108J bushels.
This orop was grown on land previ
ously planted in cotton ; was turned
by a two-horse Oliver Chilled Plow to
an average depth of eight to ten inch
es, then harrowed with Tarran t's har
row, then sown with Farmer's Favorite
seed drill, applying one bushel Ken
tucky Red Wheat per acre, at the same
time applying 340 pounds of Standard
Fertiliser per acre, manufactured by
the Anderson Phosphate and Oil Co.
Mr. Sullivan says that he used aoid
on another piece of ground, but got
better results where he used Ammoni
This ie dated July 9,1902, and prop
erly signed by the judges.
The second prize for the best yield
on one aore is won by Mr. M. B. Rich
ardson, of Pendleton, S. C., being 10J
bushels. Mr. Richardson grew thiB
crop where he previously had cotton.
He plowed np the stalks, and ran over
the land with a outaway harrow ; then
turned deep with a two-horse plow,
applied 600 pounds of Anderson Phos
photo and Oil Co's. 16 per cent aoid
to an acre, and ran the smoothing hsr
' row over it : then sowed three-quarter
[.-bushel of Blue Straw Wheat to the
aore, applied'200 pounds of meal to I
I the acre, and plowed in with side har- j
row, followed "with smoothing harrow.
, This communication is dated July
7th, 1902, and properly signed by the
Mr. L. O. Bean, of Dean, S. C., is
the winner of the third prise for the
best j ? eld. on one sere, having thresh
ed 15$ bushels from one aore. He is
also the winner of-the second prize for
the three sore contest, having raised 48
bushels. Mr. Dean is also the winner
of the third prize for the best yield on
six aereo, having th re oh ed 96 J bushels.
Mr. Dean raised this crop where he
had oats and peas sown the year before.
The land was turned with a two-horse
turn plow five or six inches deep, then
harrowed with a 20-inch solid diso har
row. This was followed with an Aome
harrow, whioh was followed by a plank
drag. He then applied 200 pounds of
Anderson Phosphate & Oil Company's
16 per oent. Aoid Phosphate and 150
pounds of ootton seed meal and 15 lbs.
of Muriate of Potash through a Farm
ers' Favorite Grain Drill on Nov. 5th;
the same application was made on Nov.
6th. and then on Nov. 12th he sowed
li bushels of Bine Straw Wheat to
the acre through a Farmers' Favorite
This communication is dated July 1,
1902,and properly signed by the judges.
Yours truly, ?
ANDERSON PHOSPHATE & OIL CO. ?
Rainald I weit M \ \ \\
have no edict ca Stg'ttt mPmtT 'M
harneas treated Wg?Wk\mTk\ Sm>
wUh Eureka Har- W W/*Xsl*V*AlirK
neis Oil. lt ?e. * w \
situ the damp, ww \ \ _ _ -
keep-. OJO leath. ^fWM ?TM g /flCTfV<T?
do not break, v ? \ ^
No rough ?ur- \ \ \ \ M ?MW\ ,
face io cb^j* \??m? '
harness not XBLx^L V\ \ \ v
wears twice [Tay ^jh ?Ls*^^^^' lil!'
as lons by tbs LbBl ii9*Pf~**~^^?r
ase of Eureka J3f j!C >? Y^f**
Hara?*?OU. ?^SsLrV^M *\\\
AND. before deciding where, send for
a Catalogue of WILLIAMSTON FE
MALE COLLEGE. After examining
it carefully, ask yourself why any
citizen of Anderson County should
send his daughter away for a thorough
education in a pure moral atmosphere
in an unusually well equipped Female
College. Patronize home institutions
in preference to others not as good.
Address REV. 8. LANDER, Pres.,
Williamson. 8. C.
Joly 80, 1902 6
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AMD M. WOX>LLKYOO^
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Notice of Final Settlement.
THE undersigned, Admlnlatratrlx of |
Batate of Jar. H. El lleco, deoeaaad, taere
hv gt voa notice that ehe ?rill op Monday,
'2-?d day of September, 1002, applv to the
Judge of-Probate for And arnon County,
?. C., for a Fina! Settlement of said Es
tate, and a discharge from her office aa
MART JANE Et/LISON, Adm'x*
August 20, 1902 9 5
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Pianos. Organs, Sewing Machines.
Machine Needles 20c. per dozen.
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? jo bd
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f and Iron Work of any kind.
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