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There is an Epidemi
Rev. Sam P. ?'unes,
Cart?rsviilo, Ga., Mar. 18, 1.905.
Scarcely a day passes but what we
read of boys and young men Tanning
a way ff om home, and no tidings of
their wpereaboutu come back to par
ents and loved ones. The great trou
ble with boys i? the fact they don't
think; jin the first place, the closer a
boy eau be and the closer he lives
under the shadow of a good mother
the better it is for bim. The home
roof is the best covering and shield
that a boy oan knew in this world.
The literature cf tho d&y is largely re
sponsible for this craze on the part of
boys and young men to leave home and
wander np and down through . tho
earth. I suppose no boy has left a
good home, and a good mother and
father, bnt what thoughts of home
and friends occur ever: and anon to
bim. At night time, wherever ho
pillows his bead he must think of
mother at home; but he doesn't realize
how mother and father suffer because
of the absent boy. I hope thees lines
nry fall under the eyea of many wan
dering boys, and that if they refase
to come baok to their homes, they
will sit down and write to mother and
father, or brother and sister. They
need not say where they'are, but let
% their loved ones know thoy are well
~ and how they are getting along. How
many thousand mothers have been
made to utter the sad.pathetio words:
"Where is my wandering boy tonight?
Go search, for him where you will and
tell him that I lo^e. him still." L
mother's love and a father's devotion
are as long as all eternity. Broader
than thiB world, 'and there is np land
so distant, no . pathway so cold but
what a mother's feet would tread that
way, a father's weary efforts would
lead that way until they come in the
presence of the ono who had wander
ed off. A good boy can do better at
his own home and in the community
where he was raised than he can do
anywhere else on earth. A bad boy
can do well nowhere. Latitude and
longitude and geographical position
does not determine the well-doing of a
fellow. Character alone settles the
question with him.
j Tho judge cf our circuit court re
lated the following incident to me a
few days ago. Eight or ten boyo trere
indicted in his court SB railroad tramps
for riding trains, every one of whom
wore strangers to him and from different
towns and States in the union. They
were convicted and he sentenced them
simp.y to pay the cost or, to three
months' imprisonment. None of them
could pay their fines and; all went to
th J ohaingang. Some of them have
broken down lu their prison life and
have written to their parents at home
pf their condition and their parents
sent the money co pay their, .fines and
luring them home. One of them, a
son of a poor widow, who earned; the'/
r.. mo hoy to pay her boy's fine at the
^ Wash tub/ One of those boys.lived in
the State1 ol Tennessee, one . in the
city of Atlanta, of respectable family,
another o?c in North Carolina.' The
others aro still in the ohaiugSngy some
of thern^ perhaps, have no parents to
whom they can write or friends who
. will come to;-\hoir relief, and others
perhaps are too stubborn and proud to
let their condition be known; at homo.
This .ia only ono of the many instances
whore'cPurts are compelled to punish
the wandering boy.
? noticed that the p?lipo of Atlanta
took up a young Arkansas boy the
other day aod the little follow broke
down and told his history and the
family to which he .belonged and his
parents were notified of his whore
abouts. Th oro ie no more commend
able r?<jtk in cities by detectives and
policemen tbap'iha arrest and .i&4$&
lion of straDge-boys, and they ought
to giva themselves moro diligently io
tho work Pf Anding ??t the name and
the home, of ever^ st^y boy in every
city. Xsook hiin up until he gives Ms
identity. In thia way they may save
aaany a boy to his horne and his moth:
. cr a?d pave him from Wreokj and ruin.
Osrter/vs?le^ ?. like other towns, baa !
been cbnlribuling to the number who
have wandered off. If a CarierBviiio
Iboy who |a away from home shall read
these ?ords ?et.blip instantly sit down j
and write and tell-the loved: ohos Ut
home how he is, and how he ?sgoUiog
along. So in&ny of these wandering
boys are killed by trains and other,
accidents and may be the loved ones
never hear ot where or how they went.
If boys could see t&afc i% was a eri^e
thus to mske mother and loved ones
Buffer, and hew oruel it ia to give no
things of thercsolve.u to those who
ara^oxioPs and who are all the time
thinking of them by d?y and dreaming
of them by tiight.
I Ther^isscarcely act ihit en???e
g s? much putiishtnent upon the. inuo
I opnt as ?\? onme uf runaing away
*| r>ojn homo ob the part c.f boys and
1 yoting men. When a boy leaves houVc
o of Runa-w^y 33oyi
in Atlanta Journal.
and wanders oS the mother, goes to
bed and suffers. The father ia trou
bled and worried so he is scarcely fit
ted for the business of his life. The
vacant chair at the table, the pillow
on Which no head rested the night be
foie, his chair io the sitting room, his
voice heard no more--a thousand
things remind the loved ones of the
absent one. I say again, come home
j boys, come home, but if you will not
come home, sit down and write father
and mother and tell them how it goes
with you, whether you tell where you
are or cot.
These v/oird, miserable novelo,
whether high-class or low-olass novels,
furnish the incentive and motive for
many a boy to leave home and the
company he gets in when he is once
gone is auch that he soon falls in with
their ways and goer, to the bad before
ho scarcely realises at all what he has
done. I heard a fellow ?nibing the
other day how* he and his young
brother ran away from homo bcoanse
their father whippediihom; how they
spent one night away and the next day
went back home.' They were only
gone a little over twenty-four hours
but he said when he got back he found
his mother in bed sick and he said, "I
believe ii' we had staid a week mother
would havo been dead when we got
homo." He said: "We were not at
? homo an hour bof oro mother was up
\WTA rejoicing over the fact thav her
boys had come back."
What must be tho suffering of a
homo where a boy . has been gone a
month or a year and sent no tidings
back. Honor thy father and thy
mother, boys, and thy days shall be
long upon the land whioh the Lord,
thy God, giveth thee. No child oan
dishonor his parents and do well here
or hereafter. Let a boy Buffer any
thing before he will wouud his mother
ox dp dishonor to fajs-father. These
infernal novels with., their weird lies
and oortorted characters have made
a fool of many a boy and, started
him on a tramp to tho devil and the
In the State Of Mississippi a run
away boy, who wat? then a young man,
p?me to me and told me that he had
been a runaway-for more than five
years, that he had never written a line
to his father or .mother, and asked me
did I know his father and mother,
telling me the town and. bounty where*
they lived. I said: "Yes, ? know
them well." He said: "Will you
( write to them for me' and see if they
will let me oome back to see them.
I did so, and when he did come back
to his G?o*gi? home ibero was a regu
lar o'amp-meeting, picnic and May
festival all combined. I can never
forget how eagerly that boy looked
into my face when, he was asking me
about h ia .parents. Five years is too
long,: boys, to keep quiet. Then,
mother may be dead, father buried,
and tho mischief you have done oan
no ver be undone. Come back, now,
boys or write immediately.. God alone
oan measure the depth and breadth of
a parent's love for a wandering child.
I would* that every boy who has run
arny from his homo could realize how
fearfully he has lacerated the heart
and feelings of those who loved him
host. I would that every editor of
every, paper^n ?the United States
would catch n^M^s refrain and writo
on tho Subject o? tho oacrod duty of
runaway boys toj come or to write
back' to their parents at homo. Tod
could serve your country no better,
gentlemen, than to sound the bugle
blast down thc lino veo'that every wan
dering boy could hear or read your
words, The prodigal >boy in bygone
y ears'carno to himself and immediate
ly he started '. for homo. There was
thc f atted calf killed, there were shoos , j
fortis feet, a robe for his back, and a
welcome' that done his heart good;
Come h?ck boys, conto back.
' * ".", - > Sam I\ Jones.
Did,''So ???te^ Start In This Way'
MYott may Kayo wo?dersd, jyffimfwi]
how tho slangy .o^pressiofc.'Sp long*
carno ta h? so:generally ased," said a
Colombia College leoruser the other
day. "It is usually used in olooiog a
conversation and ia simply a form of
good-by. The Norwegians brought il
40 ibis country. In that land of the
midnight aurie 'aaa laang' is a common
form of farewell. It means the same
os tho 'aaf wiedersehen* of tho Ger
man or the 'au revoir' of . tho French.
Among the early settlers in Amono?
were many Norwegian*? and thc phrase
T?ftS picked up from thom. They pro
nounce it with the cg' softened and
company it hy a wave of the hand."
.New York San.
- A miss isas good as a smile.
- ? ui&n ls master in his own
jbouso whet? ho isn't home.
"Thrift ls Blessing."
Some men expect to acquire all
their good bab?.:: in their second
And one of the good habits long
put off is thrift,
Often this habit does come in sec
ond childhood. With appetites and
passions burned out of the decaying
mind ar<& body, old men may find
themselves freed from temptations
and wrongly consider their condition
due to ripened virtue.
But thrift, like any other "virtue"
forced upon one by nature, is apt to
find its environment unhealthy and to
curdle into penurious meanness.
If thrift is to he whoiesomu and
sweet it must be embraced while the
mind and body are healthy and vigor
Shakespeare causes oue of his char
acters to say: "Thrift is blessing,"
and it has proved suoh to countless
numbers of its adherents.
Thrift is a composite quality. It
embraces within itself nearly all of
the great virtues. It implies indus
try^ prudence, forethought, self-de
nial. It oertainly hao no relation to
niggardliness or meanness.
Some men would let their grand
mothers starve to death for the sake
of a few dollars. Suoh action cannot
be celled thrifty.
A virtue carried to excess becomes
a vioe and is no longer a virtue. Thrift
that does not take into partnership
honesty and charity develops into
covetousness and avarice.
ThriJt is the opposite of thrifti
ness, prodigality, improvidence and
Natureis profuse and open-handed
and lavish. But it is not wise to
attempt imitation without understand
While nature is plentiful and boun
tiful and generous with ono hand, she
ia Careful and prudent and economical
with the other.
Nature at times bathes the world
in unstinted floods of sunlight. But
No single ray is wasted.
Every drop of the generous rain ie
gathered up again into the clouds.
ISven the dead plants and the
leaves of the i?e .e'are utilized for
the benefit of next year's fruits aud
If we truly understand nature'i
open-handedness we may safely inri
Thrift means better homes and bet
ter food, more oomfort and enjoyment
leas waste and leno anxiety.
It is possible that a large proppr
tion of people have earnings so small
that saving is impossible. But thal
is -o reason for their being unthrifty.
On the contrary, it is reason for theil
making the best and the. most of th?
little they have for their health ant
A few dollars in a savings Wank o
id a safe investment or. in a heme ii
as good as ever was sown;
Out of it grow quickened energies
firmer courage, more stalwart though
and hope, more orderly citizenship
education for the children and th
independence and self-respect tba
lift aimless, hopeless drudges up ti
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? DANGEROUS HABIT.
Gladstone's Physician Gives Wart
iug Against a Growing Americai
The growing habit amongst Anieri
cans of taking a mint tablet or soit)
other, so called digestive after eatin
a hearty meal, is something that Si
Andrew Clarke, Mr. Gladstone's pu j
cician advises-strongly against, st]
ing. "It is absolutely dangerous t
take into the stomach remedies whio
are popularly supposed to aid in tl
digestion of food."
There is nothing known to tl
soienoe of medicine that can' perfon
the work of the human stomaoh. Druf
do not and cannot digest the foo?
They ai m ply deoornpoao it. What ei
be more revolting or disgusting tht
the thought of taking something in
the stomaoh that ie going to turn tl
good food you have eaten iuto a mai
. The only way to overcome indigo
tion and its .evil effects .is to rexmr
all irritation, congestion and inflar,
matron from the stomach, li ve*'al
inteotineo, acd Mi-(v-na io the on
agent known that will do this.
When ? Mio-?a tablet is taken b
ford each meal eve!\y trace of i rt ?Uni i <
and inflammation is removed from tl
stosaaoh and digestive system, ai
those organs will. extract from tl
food ?ll that goce to make good, ri
blood, firm musole, steady nerves ai
a sound healthy bodyi If you sufi
with headache*, indsgestica, ' flat
leney, spots before the eyes, ver ti*
cr dizziness, palpatation of the heal
sleeplessness/ or any stomach troubl
get a fifty; cent box of Mi-o-na frc
Evana Pharmacy one of our most i
liable drug firms, whoso faith in t
remedy is bhown by their offer to i
tV'.m tho money if Mi-o-na .does n
give complete satisfaction.
There is hardly anything no fooli
as imagining that people are crazy
- Somo puns aro almost ?9 poit
'??HI as a woman's pencil.
Ie cheap, and if any plan will advance the price for that now in the hands of
the farmers, it will be to hold tenaciously, sit steady in the boat until the re
quirements of the consumer becomes absolutely necessary.
In order for you to make money at present prices, it is necessary to pro
duce more cotton per acre by increased use of Fertilizers per acre. Tjie 500
pounds where you have used 300 before ; work and feed two mules where you
have used three before, and reduce other labor in proportion, thereby in
creasing production and decreasing expenses.
You will find the following analyses sent us by Clemson Agricultural
College, made from samples of the goods we are now shipping, interesting,
which it will pr y you to read carefully :
% Clemson Agricultural College, (Department of Fertilizers,)
Clemson College, S. C., Feb. 22,1905.
To Anderson Phos. & Oil Co., Anderson, 8. C.
Your attention is called to the following copy of Fertilizer Analysis in
which you are interested :
Fertilizer Sample No. 119. Analysis No. 6343. Drawn at Darlington.
Of Anderson H. G. Phosphate.
Soluble Phosphoric Acid.11.19
Reverted " ? .'... 3.08
Available " " .t.14 27
Insoluble " ".61
Total " ".14.88
Relative Commercial Valuation per Ton of 2,000 pounds.-12.13
Analysis guaranteed by us 13 P. C. ; com. val. 11.05.
Analysis found by Clemson 14.27; com. value 12.13.
Fertilizer Sample No. 114. Analysis Number 6339. Drawn at Belton.
Of XX Potash Bone.
Soluble Phosphoric Acid. 3.59
Reverted " ". 3.63
Available " " .12-12
Insoluble " ". 1.31
Total ? ".13.4S
Potash Soluble in Water..2.06
Guaranteed by us Ava. IO, Pot 2, com. val. $10.60,
Found by Clemson 12.12,2.06, com. val. 12.47.
Fertilizer Sample No. 163; Analysis Number 6394. Drawn at Chester
Of German Kaimt.
Potash Soluble in Water.Si.12.5C
Guaranteed by us 12.00 Potash, com. value 12.60.
Y Found by Clemson 12.59 Potash, com. val. 13.22.
Fertilizer Sample No. 161. Analysis Number G392. Drawn at Chester
Of II. G. Phosphate. <
Soluble Phosphoric Acid.11.0C
V> * -
Guaranteed by us 13.00 P. C., com. val. $11.05.
Found by Clemson 14.07, commercial value $11.96.
M. B HARDIN, Chief Chemist HB
R. W. SIMPSON, Pres. Bd. True. ~
Per H. M. STACKHO??E, Sec, Fert. Dept.
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You will make no mistake in buying our goods.
Laboratory of Francis L. Parker, Jr., Ph. D., Analytical and Consulting
Chemi?VCollege of Charleston,
Charleston, 8. C, Feb. 18,1905.
Certificate of Analysis.
AnalTEia No. 1462.
*wr Andersen Phosphate & Oil Co.
Material marked 8.65-2-2. Formula No. 14, 2-15-05. Received Feb,
17,1905. " "
Basia as received. RC
Ayailabl? Phosphoric Acid... 9 62
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid. 3.54
I Total Phosphoric Acid..........,. 13.16
I Nitrogen....- 1.75
Equivalent, to Ammonia. 2.12
.Respectfully submitted, FRANCIS Ii. PARKER, Jr.
I Write for one of our books, "The Progress of Cotton,"
I that tells you how to make three bales per acre.
We have agents s t ali railway stations. Please call on
them for prices. Reopectfully,
Anderson Phosphate arid Oil Co?,
ANDERSON, S. O.
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RADICAL REMEDY COMPANY,
HICKORY. N. C.
FOR SALE BY EVANS PHARMACY.
Wanted to Buy
Good, Flat Land, in good state
of cultivation and well im
Wanted to Sell
132 acre?, Hall Township-40 acres iu bottom lands that will yield 100Q>
bu tl ie ls corn. Fair improvement.
148 acre?, Savannah Township, known as Evergreen place. Well im
proved, good orchard.
84 acres, Hopewell Township. T -nut house, barn, &c. 45 acree list
cultivation, balance woads and old fields.
152 acree, Rock Mills Township. Trice 81200.
90} acres, Broadway Township. Well improved. Price 82500?:*
87J acres, Varsnnes Town?hip-improved.
200 acres, Fork T /n^hip.
JOS. J, FRETWELL,
ANDf?RSON, S. C?.
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This Establishment bas been Selling
IN ANDERSON for more than forty years. During all that time ooinpetiloiar
have come and gone, but we ha?e remained right hure. We have always sold
Cheaper than any others, and during those long years we have not hadoae dis ;
satisfied customer. Mistakes will sometimes occur, and if'at any **m* we?
found that a oustomer waa dissatisfied we did not rest ur' 1 ? * hud ?i??\. inotm,
satisfied. Thie policy, rigidly adhered to, has wade nsftinnds, true and last
ing, and we can say ?p',h prid*?. but without boasting, that we have the ec9$
dence of the people vi' tn.o ?fetoiou. V. c have a- lurger Stock of GOO?A t> >>?
season than we have ever had, and we pledge you our word that we have nwrc?
sold Furniture ut as close a margin of profit as we are doing now. This itv*
8roven by the faot that we are selling Furniture not only all over Andersen.*
ounty but in every Town in tho Piedmont section. Como and sse no> Yourr
parents saved-money by buying from us, and you and your ohildren can saver
money by buying I ? ra lao. We carry EVERYTHING in the Furniture line*.
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WE have moved our Shopand offire beipw Peoples' Bank, in frbM ?yr"
Mr. J. J. Fi orwell's Stables. respectfully ask all our friends that nee&
any Roofing done, or any kind of Repair work, Engine Stacks, Evaporaient,
or any kind of Tin or Gravel Roofing to call on ns, as we are prepared lo?*
it!promptly in best manner.^Soliciting your patronage, we are, ;
JEU*pectt?ny, . B?RRI?S A DIVVK&.