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The .American IBoy H
The boy of the United States, who
known little of kings and queens eave
by reading, can have little idea of
what a commotion is oreated through
out all Europe when a tiny baby boy
is born whoj is heir to a throne.
While the American boy, whether
he be the sou of the IVesident or the
heir of a simple farmer; comes into
the world welcomed only by the fam
ily and immediate friends, the boy
of foreign birth who is in line to suc
ceed his father on tho throne, makes
a tremendous stir and often a great
deal of trouble.
Yet, after all is said, he is only a
boy who cannot realize through all
his babyhood what a troublesome
thing it is to be born to the right of a
scepter and crown, and to come some
day where his will, his conscience and
his good or bad deeds must affect the
lives of millions of people.
On the whole, the American boy
has the best of the bargain, for he does
not have to he a ruler unless he de
liberately seeks the Presidency; he
oaD, if he is wholesome, active and
brainy, take just the position in life
he wishes and keep it,
The royal baby cannot. His life to
a large extent is mapped out for him
long before he is born; and, until he
actually becomes king, emperor or
czar, there is not much that he can do
of hi? own free will. As a baby, a
ohild, a boy, a young man, thc course
bc is to follow is marked out for him
by law, custom and politics.
In this couutry the non or sons of
the President trot aroUnd just like
ordinary boys, do just about as ordi
narily healthy boys do, and have not
the slightest chance to become Presi
dent, unless by merit, hard work and
their own brains, they eventually seek
the offioe and win it by popular vote.
Tho royal baby boy has a hard row
The Czar of Russia has a number of
daughters, but, until a few months
ago, no sou came tc him. By Russian
law, no son appearing, if the Czar
died, the throne passed to his brother.
But when the baby Alexis appeared,
the brother immediately lost his
standing as heir, and the pink-and
white thing lying in a crib reoeived
all the honors.
What do these honors mean in a
country no targe as EuBsia or Great
Britain or Germany? In the case of
the baby Alexis it is estimated that,
when his birth was1'announced, the
following expensive and elaborate
Ten thousand, or more cannon shots
were fired throughout the Empire.
One million or more soldiers salu
Twelve thousand telegrams were
sent and received. .
Three thousand churches were illu
Seven thousand church hells were
The operations of over 200,000 men,
making ?he Russian. army fighting
Japan, Were suspended at least one
hour toreoeive the news.
Preparations were made for celebra
tions, the christening ceremonies and
congratulation fetes that will cost the
government of Russia and the publie
more than $1,000,000.
All this over an eight-pou nd boy
that as yet knows only his father and
mother, and hasn't the slightest idea
as to what enormous responeibility and
trouble face him if he shall live to
come of age and succeed his father.
This expense recalls a remark
Abraham Lincoln is said to have once
made to bis Secretary of War:
"It cost about ten dollars to get me
into the world, ? and about a thousand
dollars more to bring me up,to twenty
years of age."
Yet he became the ruler"bf 50,000,
000 people and unified the government
he represented as itltid never been
before. The night he was assassina
ted tho total value of all the clothes
upon him is said to have not.exceeded
fifty dollars. Yet the presents which
the oity of St. Petersburg has already
made to the infant Alexis represent
more than a hundred thousand dollars
i? money. -.
Baby boy s of royal blood are treated
by Europeans a little differently than
is the sejf-respeoting, self-making
American boy who goes up to his
honors by hard work and merit.
Now, when a girl is born to the
Czar of Russia, tho guns of the royal
castle fire thirty-one times; but, if a
son is born, they boom 101 times, as
they did on August li? of last year.
Tho child ; waa immediately named
Alsxis in honor of its mother,, tho
Czarian Alix. If he ever becomes
Czar he will be Alexis IL; the first
Alexis having been crowned in 1645.1
Tho baby, who cou?d hardly yet blink j
bis eyes, was also immediately made
colonel of a regimen^ and by this
time ir has a string of titles attached
as the Best of the Bar
in Boys' World.
to bis came as long as a country lane.
In this country there are a great
many mothers we are all interested in.
In Europe the two most conspicuous
mothers are the Czarina and the Em
press of Germany; eaoh haa many
children, each is a woman of noble
character. The Empress of Germany
will not let her boys and one daugh
ter forget that even though they are
in a royal family, they must work and
learn how todo things.
The daughter sews, knows bread
making, oan knit, is a musician, and
keeps regularly at her books. The
boys have their books, ride horseback,
swim and play tennis, ? I must not
forget to tell you ono thing just here
about these children that is interest
ing-the youngest ehild of a royal fam
ily usually has the easiest time.
Well, there is little probability that
he will ever be Emperor of Czar. The
eldest brother is always the successor
to the throne; if he dies, the next
eldcDt, if the former does not leave
children, and so on. Now, Prince
Joachim, of Germany, is the youngest
son of the Emperor, and has so many
relatives ahead of him, that all he
needs to think of is his work and bis
play. He "ill never be burdened
with the crcf n. He is a bright boy,
of fine character, and is said to be
much like his mother.
In. Spain only a short time ago a
royal boy, Alphonso, came to the
throne to succeed his mother who had
been Queen Begent until he should
come of age. This boy had these
responsibilities to faoe:
A nation burdened with debt; the
working and farming olasses of his
country weak from taxes; the navy
destroyed by tho United States; his
army broken down; all the islands of
the sea his country once owned taken
by other governments.
That is a heavy burden to put on
any boy, royal or of the republic, and
all the world is watching to see how
ha peiform8 his duties. When he
was proclaimed king at the age of
eighteen years, the mere announce
ment and the ceremonies connected
with it cost his government all of two
Another boy of Europe who is royal
in blood and grown into manhood is
Prinoe Georg?, of Greece. He may
some day rule that country whioh
Homer, DeBtnosthenes, Pericles and
others made famous. He has grown
up in that country which Lord Byron
helped to free from the Turks, and he
is an amiable young man who prom
ises to be a helpful ruler when the
day comes that he shall take the
It must not be forgotten by the
children interested in royal babies that,
under the laws of some countries, a
baby giri may become the ruler or
queen. It is not so in all the coun
tries, but in Holland, the sweet and
simple Wilhelmina, after a happy
girlhood, did become queen, and now
ruleu that industrious land.
I have told of some of the things
that happened when the young heir to
the throne cf Russia was born. Oth
er strange happenings take plaoe in
other oountries when royal babies
nome into the world. I think there
io ono province in Germany where,
when they learn that the Emperor ii
the father of a son, the ten oldest
women in the province must march
barefooted and bareheaded to ohuroh
and offer thanks to God at the altar.
France isa republic, like the United
States, not so much fuss is made over
babies there; but when it was a king
dom and had royal rulers, the birth of
an heir to the throne meant that every
sailor in the royal .navy received a
present of half a pound of tea. In
Italy the sailors on the royal ships,
whoo an heir comes, get, np matter
where they may be, half a day's leave
In England there is an almost ob
solete custom that, upon the king's
having a son, he may, for a whole
day, cease his royal duties, not be
king, and just have a good time asa
Eoyal babies "are not born poor*
The royal baby of Europe whioh, at
the present time, has the left in
come per year, gets at that $25,000
every twelve months, and some of
them have incomes as high as $100,'
000 and $150,000 a year. They can
not spend it all; they need, in fact,
bat little of it; still, the money is ac
cumulated for them, and; when they
come of age or go to tho throne, thea
it is given to them. ":.'>
3p^ith all the wealth and pomp which
surround many of these babies* they
have iii tome instances wretched
timt2. A royal baby, after it reaches
the ago wheio it can think,- must
think ?8ptheri tell it to. That is, H
must no? be too original in* its
thoughts. An American baby would
hardly like that. It cannot play
with whomsoever it pleases; it cannot
go wherever it chooses to; it cannot
he just what it may wish to be.
There is always kept before the
royal baby this warning:
"You may somo day be king; you
must think only of that and prepare
Thc youngster may have all kinds
of desires to go nutting, fishing, and
to play as common children do, hut
watohful tutors and attendants con
stantly keep it reminded that royal
children must not do these things be
cause of their station in life
But if tho children are doprived of
many pleasures common to boys who
never will be kings, their lives, after
they are eight or ten years of age, aro
busy ones. There aro few royal fam
ilies of Earope now that permit their
children to come up in idleness. As
soon as they are old enough to Btudy,
they receive a training ia books and
book knowledge that is severe. As
the tutor of the preseut Emperor of
Germany once said to him:
'If you are to be Emperor you
must know more than your people do
and be ablo to rule them."
'So tho children study the languages
and the scienoe of government. They
strive to fit themselves for tho hard
work of life which is before them. It
is said that the young Grown Prinoe
of Germany has gone so far in his
studice that at the present time he
can tell offhand:
The strength of the different navies
of the world; of the different armies;
the orops of each world oountry; what
bin own country produces the most of
and laoks tho moot; tho population
and aroa of all the principal nations;
give outlines of tho character of the
government of each; and, with all this,
speak several languages, shoot, swim
and ride well, and aot as a kind of
private secretary for his father, the
Now for the average American boy
to have all this knowledge and make
good use of it before he is twenty-one
years of age, would seem like a great
Tho American boy should remem
ber, though, that all this knowledge
worked into the brains of royal chil
dren does not make them good nor
wholesome children, and later, strong
men, if they have not character. The
common boy is tho equal of the royal
boy, in this if not in other things;
that neither can lie, form bad habits, j
be selfish, heidie, without paying the !
same penalty. The royal boy that
lives a useless life comes to the same
uuhappy end as docB the boy of every
day life who cannot see that honesty
end work make for the best. Tlc
unhappy end of King Alezander or
Servia shows to what fate a boy may
come, who will not learn to oontrol
himself so that, in the years to come,
he may be able to kindly, wisely
and with a helping hand, govern
To most boys few opportunities to
govern others como, but it is a long
gain on life and its real purpose to be
able to rule yourself.
Kot What fie Meant.
A farmer recently paid, a visit to a
neighbor, says the Chicago Journal,
and as he passed along by thc side of
the fields he made a mental note of
the feet that ' no scarecrows were
visible. Meeting his neighbor almost
immediately, he opened conversation,
"Good morning, Mr. Oates. I see
you have no scarecrows in your fields.
How do you. manage to do without
"Oh, well enough," was the inno
cent reply. "You see, I don't need
'em, for I'm in the fields all day my
Colgate Hoyt tells a good story of a
South Carolina darky's first experi
ence fftth the wiles of modern finance.
Sam was the colored gentleman's
name, and his errand to the bank Cf
the town near which he lived was to
borrow $.10 to move his crop. The
teller has referred him to the cashier
and the cashier to the president him
self, and that official had smilingly
agreed that the agricultural good of
the land needed suoh help, and that
Sam shonld certainly have his money.
.A note was drawn forthwith, but when
tho discount clerk got through with
it the farmer received just $7.50.
. As he walked np the street trying
to figure, things out, a white neighbor
met him. <'Hello, Sam," said ht;
"Nuffiu'tall, sir," said 8?m.
"Ob, come, now; there surely is.
Yon look as if you'd .lost a friend.
What is it?"
."Wolli boss, hit's dis,. I jest bin
down to de bank fer a bit o* money to
move do crap, an' Mister Hall he done
say he'd loan me $10 fer a month.
Den he charge me $2.50 for hit, an',I
jes* reach de 'elusion dat if I'd- a'
asked fer dat $10 for fo' months I
would ha' got nuffin."-Philadelphia
Be?,, t?? ? ^lae.Kiad jen Haw Ahu^s BougU
Killed By Lightning.
Georgetown, April 30.-Mrs J. Har
leston Read wai struck by lightning
and instantly killed during a severe
thunderstorm Sc'srday afternoon at
Maryville, near Georgetown. Miss
Elizabeth Read was severely shocked,
but will recover. Col. J. Harlcstou
Read and Miss Mary Adams of Colum
bia, who were in the same room, es
caped without injury.
Col. Read, Mrs. Read and Miss
Read were sitting on a sofa near the
wall and Miss Adams in a chair near
the centre of the room, wh?n the fa
tal flash descended into the house.
Mi. W. M. Gaillard of Georgetown
was quickly summoned and adminis
tered to Miss Read.
The death of Mrs Read is a terrible
blow to her family and this community.
No sadder occurrence has over happen
ed here. She was universally loved, !
a Christian woman of the most beauti
ful type of character, a leader in all
deeds of charity and good works.
Tho deepest sympathy of all goes
out to the sorely afflicted and bereaved
family.-Special to State.
Patrick Maginis went to confession,
and among many other sins, con
fessed to thc good father that ho
had stolen Mrs. Mulcahy's pig, thc
IOBB of whioh had been a great blow to
the poor woman. The priest looked
at Pat very severely and said:
"Stolo Mrs. Muloahy's pig, did ye?
"That's very bad, Patrick-very bad.
Don't you know, Pat, that to steal a
pig is a heinous Bin, and to steal Mrs.
Mulcahy's pig is worse? What will
ye say in the day of judgment when
Mrs. Mulcahy confronts yo before the
Lord an' charges ye with stealin' her
pig-what'll ye say?"
Pat looked rather glum at this on
slaught, but at this point ho picked
up ?nd said:
"Sure, yer riverinoe, Mrs. Mulcahy
won't be there,"
"Indade; an' why not, Pat Maginis?
Mrs. Mulcahy will be there and the
pig'll ba there, an' when yer asked
why ye stole tho widdy's pig, what'll
ye say, I'm wantin* to know?"
"Will Mrs. Mulcahy be there?"
asked Pat, a great idea illuminating
"She will." said tho good father se
"And will the pig be there?"
"Then begorra," said Pat, I'll say
'Mrs. Mulcahy, there's your pig.' "
A Question Decided.
"Which," said the man who UBed
to belong to a debating society, "ex
ercises the greater influence, love of
reward or fear of punishment ?"
"Love of reward," answered the
member of the grand jury. '\Nearly
every investigation of graft shows
that the fear of r nishment is
scarcely in evidence a -JV'-Wash
- Nine times out of ten when a
man buys a horse he is sold.
- A much-admired girl does not
always make an admirable wife.
Au old bachelor says that a fool
and his money are soon wedded.
- A woman's pronunciation of de
pot depends on her station in lifo.
-r There are as many ways to
win a woman's heart as there are wo
- But the more a man boasts of
his honesty the more he doesn't prove
- A woman always tries to figure
out from the way the envelope is ad
dressed whether the letter contains
good news or bsd news.
. - One of the relaxations of .home,
after you have worked down town all
day io to try to solve the servant prob
lem with your family.
-"It's dangerous not to notice a new
dres3 your wife has, because she
thinks you are not interested, and it's
dangerous to notice beoausc it may
be a new one you forgot to notice be
--Some people arc so lucky they
can't oven get engaged without having
- Even the man who knows how
hard it is to/ piok the winner in a
horse race acts as if it was too easy
to pick a wife.
. -It is awful nice the way women can
run in ribbons where nobody is
expected to see them in such a way
that you oan't help seeing them.
rr There is an awful lot of fun
ic fooling yourself i'nto'bolieving you
are hating it when you aren't,
Little Ailments that Should ba Lt
Anyone who has any of tho many
symptoms caused by poor digestion
should take special care to avoid con
ditions where disease germs are like
ly to bo present. Any of the follow
ing symp'oms are good evidence of
stomach t.., ables.
Acidity Nausea ^ ?
Spining up of foc? Gripe?
Collo Coaled tongue
XTeavlntMit alon;ach Boar Usia In the mouth
Se Jin ec? In urine Diarrhoea
Klftht ?weat* i Narrousoata
Read actio Siek headache
Lot? of flesh Vertigo or di tAntts
A WHITE HOUSE SCENE.
Thc Army That Mr?, Harrison Showed
to Mrs. Butterworth;
When Mrs. Caroline Harrison was
the first lady of the land she gave
the renovation of the White Houso
her personal supervision, and some
of her methods were unique. Mrs
Ben Butterworth told a story af one I
of her ideas, the working of which I
Elie witnessed once upon makiug a*
early morning call. Finding Mr.
McKee in thc red parlor alone she
inquired for her mother.
" 'Where is mamma?' Why, in
the basement. You will generally
find her in the basement, too, until
she is perfectly sure there nre no
more worlds ty conquer."
"Well, 1 will look for her," said
the visitor, and descending to thc
lower corridor she soon located her
iii the kitchen.
"Come iii," said Mr??. Harrison
"that is, if you can cross that chasm
of dirt and creeping things of all
kinds/' pointing to the floor, where
lay, in evidence of her prowess, my
riada of defunct water bugs, etc.,
that had been slaughtered under her
"And now come up into tho din
ing room," she said after she had
explained certain of her contemplat
ed improvements. "I want lo show
you something else."
Going upstairs they entered the
family dining room, and tho visitor,
standing in front of the mantel,
Baid: "What is it? I do not see any
"Turn around," said the presi
dent's wife, and doing so Mrs. But
terworth at last noticed two good
?ized sponges hanging over the man
"Well, I see some sponges. What
sro they for?" But just then she ob
served two thick, brown streaks
about an inch wide reaching from
the mantel to > lie sinniges, and they
seemed to be in motion. "Why,
what is that?" she asked.
"That is two solid armies of rod
ants," said Mrs. Harrison. "Those
sponges have been saturated with
sweetened water, and the ants are
traveling up to them for a feast,
and as soon as they have pretty well
covered the sponges they will be
plunged into hot water, ants and all,
then washed and sweetened again.
They have been changed four times
already this morning, and n3 yet
there seems no perceptible diminu
tion of their number. But time and
patience work wonders sometimes,
and arc a sure remedy if, kent, up
Ho Knew His Sister. ,
Little Dick-Is this the house you
and Sis is to live in when you is mar
Mr. Nicefello - Yea, my boy.
What do you think of it ?
" 'Tain't half big enough."
"Your sister, myself and a servant
will constitute the family, as a rule.
I am sure there is plenty of room
for us and spare rooms for the rela
"Yes, plenty for the family, but
tho family don't count. What you
want is strangers, all the time too."
"Ha, ho ! Why should I wish to
entertain strangers, my boy ? I om
not going to keep a hotel."
" 'Cause Sis will always be real
kind and polite to you when stran
gers is about."
Oysters In tho Time of Sallust.
The highly digestible quality of
the oyster considered as food was
known at a very early period. WThen
Sergius Orata "ennobled tho Lu
crine oysters" the British variety
was unknown to the Romans, but
Sallust, at lea?t fifty years before
Christ, says of the Britons that
there is some good in them af ter all,
as they produce an oyster. Sergius
had his neds off Baise and made a
profit out of them, as they were
much in request as a prelude to a
banquet and were esteemed besides
for their medicinal virtues. "They
nourish wonderfully," we are told,
"and solicit rest," being moro heal
ing tha? ?tty^?rng or mixture that
the apothecaries can compound.
Sergeant Sharp was as regimental
as it is possible for a man to be.
"'Shuni" he cried to his squad.
"Quick march! Left wheel! Halt!
Take Murphy's name for talking in
"But he wasn't talking," protest
ed a corporal who was standing
"Wasn't ho?" roared Sergeant
Sharp, "Don't matter then. Cro?s
it out, and then put him in the
guardroom for deceiving mc."
mm r i~ --
-. A woman looks on facts like
rubbers, bicycles and other things
that ought to be kept on thc hack
CIN VITE GERMS.
loked After If One Wants to Keep *
These little ailments, which indi
cate a weak stomach and imperfect
digestion, should be looked after by
the use of Mi-o-na, if one want9 to
keep well. A tablet of this remark
able remedy taken before each meal,
will BO strengthen the stomach and
digestive organs that natural weight
will be restored and perfect health
and strength regained.
Ask Etais Pharmacy to bbo*v you
the Mi o-na guarantee.
a new, scientific remedy for tho
> * *od and Nerves
tho blood by eliminating tito vrosto
Altor Impurities and by destroying
n'orolK'S that Infest the blood. It
UUXHI by restoring and multiply*
i n-ti corpu*olen, making tho blood rich
i .vi. lt restores and stimulates the nerves,
eniising a full free flow of nerve fore?? through
out the entire nerve system, lt nj?eed?ly cured
unstrung nerves, nervousness, nervous proB
traliou, and all dlsenises of the nervous system.
a read cure for ?
RYDALE'8 TONIC is a specific for aU foro? i
of Malaria, lt acts on a new principio. It kill?
the microbes that produco Malaria. Tho causo !
being removed, th? disease quickly disappears? j
RYD?LE'B TONIC IS guaranteed to euro tho '
most obstinate cases of Malarial Fever, Chills '
and Fever, Ague, et<\ Wo authorize all dealers
handling our remedies to refund tho purchase '
price for every bottle, of KYDALE*S TONIO
that does not give satisfaction.
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 acres, Hall Township-40 aerea in bottom lauds that will yield 100O
bushels coru. Fair improvement.
148 acre?, Savannah Township, known as Evergreen place. Well im
proved, good orchard.
84 acres, Hopewell Township. Tenant house, barn, ?fcc. 45 acres u*.
cultivation, balance woods aud old field?.
152 acree, Rock Mills Township. Price 81200.
00i acres, Broadway Township. Well improved. Price $2500?
87J acre?, Varenues Township-improved.
2?0 acres, Fork Township.
JOS. J. FRETWELL,
ANDERSON, 8. C,
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IN ANDERSON for more than forty years. During all that time competitors
have come and gone, but we have remained right hero. We have always sold
Cheaper than any others, and during those long years we have not had one dis
satisfied customer. Mistakes will sometimes occur, and if,at any time wo
found that a customer waa dissatisfied wo did not rest u???il ban h:na
satisfied. This policy, rigidly adhered to, has made us fneuds, true and last
ing, and we can eay with prid<\ but without boasting, that we have thc confi
denceof the people ?-f this Section; We have a lnr^r Stock of i?oods **?w
season than we have ever had, and wo pledge you our word that we have mv?-r
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proven by the fact that we are selling Furoiture. not only all over Anderson
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Mr. J. J. Fretw?ll's Stables. Wo respectfully ask all our friends^ that need
any Roofing done, or any kind of Repair work, Engine Stacks, Evaporators
or any kind of Tin or Gravel Roofing to call on us. as we are prepared todo
it! promptly and In best maonerJf Soliciting'your patronage, wo are,
Respectfully, BUBRIS8 & DI WER.