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.A. Story of the
II. V. Cable, i
ID all the silver and gold minos of
thc world there arc more than 40,000
boys, from fourteen to seventeen
years of age, employed. They work
on push carie, do the picking up, aid
in timbering, trim lights, look after
the hoi.^ef and mules, and many times
develop into expert minors.
These boys live underground from
eight to twelve hours every working
da}- and their pay is not very good.
It runs from forty cents to a dollar u
day in different mines, and the work
is not always steady. It is hard
work, too. Thc air broathed is heavy
and often damp. Strange gases hil
the shafts and may explode with great
ruin. The boys take their lives in
their hands, for noone can tell when
a heavy timber or a natural wall may
fall and bury all.
In one of the gold mines in Colora
do, called thc Grey Eagle, two boys
working at thc push carts, which reg
ularly carried out the quartz, were
performing their duty ono afternoon
some 200 feet below the earth's sur
face, when with a low rambla thc
sides and top of the shaft ahead and
behind them fell an. .
Albert Dixon, the older boy, soon
ascertained that tho cave-in had com
pletely filled the shaft, leaving about
them just a small pocket in which
?he sir waa nono too good; but, lying
flat on tho floor of this pocket, Le
found plenty of fresh air moving
thero, and so told bis oompanion,
Tho cave-in was an extensive ono,
although tho boys did not know it at
the time. Ahead of them over a
hundred feet of abaft had been filled
abd bael: of them some forty feet.
For them to get out, the filled space
ahead would have to be shoveled
"Caught just Uko a rat," said Dix
on to Connor.
The darkness around them was like
pitch. Their lamps had gone out and
they had no matches. When anyone
oould rescue them or they ever have
food again was a serious question.
But although mine boys, they were
not oowards. Now what they did
Connor told after he had escaped.
He 8 aid:
"I waa mighty scared at our fix, but
Al, my partner, he sort of fixed up a
place where we oould lie easy aod he
says to me:
" 'We'll sleep when we want to,
and, when we oan't sleep, we'll Bing,
and then we'll forget our trouble.
Soon as the men get to (digging we'll
bave a chanco to get out.'
"So when wo wasn't asleop we'd
sing. Al oould ?ing 'Pull for the
chore, sailor,' like a brick,- and I
knew 'My Old Kentucky Home,' and
some other songs. He'd sing to me
and I'd sing to him. But, when two
days was gone, wo was awful .hungry
. and week. We couldn't toll ia thero
how much time was gone exoept by
the way our stomaohs felt.
"I got to thinking of evory good
thing I over bad to eat-pie, oako,
cream, bread and butter, doughnuts,
etc, but Al told me to let up on that,
'cause I'd got hungrier. We out
pieces of leather out of our shoes and
chewed thom, and that helped, our
"Then I began to get faint, but Al
he cheered me up. He says right
'We're going to got out of this;
help's coming.. Just hold on."
. "Finally, we heara the thumping
of p?oks. It sounded like knock io g
and it got nearer and nearer; and, five
When you go to a drug store
ask for -Scott's Emulsion'
Sj?u know what you wants the
man knowe you ought to have
> lt. Don't be surprised, though,
if 2*? offered something
else. Wirtes, cordials, extracts,
ctol, of''ced Sver oil are plenti
ful but don't'imagine you are
setting cod II vin* o!? when you
tak? them. Every year for thirty
years we've been increasing
the e?Jes of Scott'? Emulsion.
v Sand for fro? sample.
SCt?tT ? SOWNR/ ?ham?ta
S0??418 J*ea*4 Street, Naw Yorfii
3 AND SILVER.
n Hoys' World.
I days after we was shut up there, tho
men reached us and hauled us out.
We were pretty near gone, but Al,
when they were taking him out of the
mine, Hays to his father, who w*s hug
" 'We didn't get scared once.'
"Al's my partner, and he's gauio."
So there ia ono of the perils in a
hoy's life underground; and, although
mine owners are more careful with
their employes than ever before, they
do get caught. But they do uot fear
a cave-in so much as they do an ex
plosion of gas. These explosions
are more frequent in coal mines than
gold or silver mines, but they may
happen anywhere. In tho rock of the
earth there aro many "pockets," or
sealed places, where foul-air gas has
accumulated. Thc opening of these
places lets thc gas out, and, if it
reaches a flame, a terri fie explosion
must follow with loss of life ?nd per
haps ruin of tho mine.
Thc minc boys have pets in their
work. Where their pushcarts are
hauled by donkeys or ?mall horses,
thoy make friends with them.- Some
times they will cultivate a rat, for
rats like mine shafts and easily live
-in them. In mines in the West that
aro old and deep, there arc pet mules,
oats and dogs that have never seen
dayl:<?ht. They have boen born in tho
mines and always kept there, and,
while they can seo with wondorful
skill down there, if they wero to come
into tho Bunsbino, it would be a long
time, if ever, before they could en
I remember once standing with
Governor Roosevelt, now President,
on the 900-foot level of a famous cop
per mino in Montana* An electric
cage had carried us down that depth.
Mino boys and men crowded about
the governor and gave bim a- oheer,
and then he talked to them about
being good citizens and aiding to keep
this government ono of the best on
Although the boys had soiled
clothes and grimy faoss, with eyes
BO bright owing to their living in
partial darkness that they shown like
Btors, they listened tc the governor,
more easerly, I think, than boys
might who live in the open air. He
shook hands- with sll of them, and
then they showed him through the
working parts of the mino.
A boy who onoe takes to mining
raroly gives it np. There ia a fasci
nation in the work, hard as it is, that
keeps h' digging and digging to the
end of his days. He understands the
inside of the earth' as a country boy
does tho pastures and grain fields; and,
while he has uo sunshine nor stars, he
is a patient, hard working and exceed
ingly brave kind of a boy.
So Demitasse for Reed'There.
Some years ugo Thomas B. Hoed
went to Ohio. On his journey out
there h'o went into a little railway
Btation to havo dinner. At the end
of bia order he said:
"Bring me a demitasse also."
Tho waiter stared. "What's that?"
"A small cup of coffee," Mr. Recd
exclaimed-"a small cup of black
coffee, please. Demitasse means half
<?Aw' g'wanV asid the waiter. "I
ain't a-poin' to bring you no half
cup. Wo don't sell uothin' for less
that ?ve cents here."--Boston Her
The Joke That, Failed.
"Thompson," said the bookkeeper
to his assistant, "do you know why
you are like a donkey?"
"Like a donkey?" echoed Thomson,
opening his eyes wide. "I don't."
"Because 'your better half is stub
; The jest pleased Thompson im
mensely; for he at once saw. the op- ?
por tun i ty for a- glorious dig k at his
wife. So when he got; jpom? ho ;
ftkid: ? : '-S:?l
'kMrs. ThompBooji do you know why
I am like a donkoy?" \
Ku xv?iUd ? moment, expecting his
wife to giveit.up. But she didn't.
She looked at. him somewhat pity*,
iagly aiveho answered;
"I suppoac it's because you wore
^j^Somo^jdkefa arc aa artless as
- Lots of people suddenly hecome
deaf when duty calls.
1 - ^$????, Vgojp?h_who declines to
take hts troubles .seriously .T
- It takes a lof of will power to
enable a mao to savs himself from
Love la Rarely a Factor In the Well
"Love," pays a writer in the Lon
don Express, "enters very little into
the making of French marriages.
French people marry because it is to
their mutual interests. In aristo
cratic marriages love is seldom tak
en into consideration. It is purely a
question of convention, of decorum,
of mutual convenience. Among the
middle or bourgeoise classes mar
riage is principally a question of
pounds, shillings nnd pence. A man
ufacturer, a lawyer, an official, an
oflicer or n mcrcliant looks forward
in contracting a marriage to finding
in thc shape of his wife's dowry val
ue corresponding to the position he
holds or the annual income he de
rives from h\A profession or busi
ness. One of the ilrpt cares of a
French father is to provide a dowry.
The larger the dowry the more ex
acting will hu become BS to the sta-?
tus of o possible son-in-law. Such
marriages are nearly always arrang
ed by the parents or near relatives
on both sides.
The young Frenchman who de
cides it is time to marry seldom fix
es his choice on any particular girl.
Ile allows his relatives to look
around for him. He manages to ob
tain by well known artifices a view
of tho person who is suggested to
him ns a suitable parti, and if she is
sufficiently presentable to please him
and the two families can come to
terms os regarda money matters thc
proposal is made in due form. A few
weeks later the marriage ' takes
place. The girl, it will be seen, has |
scarcely been consulted, but such ia
the manner of her bringing np that
she is generally quito content to
leave matrimonial mattera in the
handa of her father and to accept
thc husband he has selected for her.
"In France hasty marriages, loDg
engagements and breaches of prom
ise are practically unknown. The de
sire, to obtain a quid pro quo in mar
riage extends even to the masses, to
the peasantry and tho working class
es. A small peasant farmer who ?8
the proprietor of five acres of land
and ten cowa would confider he had
made an extremely bad bargain if
he were obliged to marry his'son to
the daughter of a man who owned
but three, aerea and six cowa. Never
theless it ia a remarkable,fact that
the proportion of unhappy French
marriages ia comparatively email.
Love ia not BO irequent between
married couples as affectionate
No Charge For insects.
Anent the curious habit of that
famous naturaliat, Francia T. Buck
land, who waa usually accom
anied pn his travels by his pet mon
ey, tho following story ia told:
At a certain railway station tho
naturaliat applied for a ticket for
tho animal. The man at. the book
ing office went carefully over his '
schedule of chargea for animals.
"Cows ia cowa," quoth he, "and
so ia donkeys. Cats is dogs, and
fowls is likewise. Sir, that'll have
to go as a dawg," pointing to , the
"Well,, what will this go as?"
laug?i?ji. the naturaliat, pulling a
live tortoise from his pocket.
. As to this the schedule, tlid not
afford nny information, and tho
clerk turned in acorn front its peru
?. ''We don't charge nothink for
them,? ho said. "They ain't noth
ink. They're an inseckV"-London
Value pf Education.
The value of a thorough educa
tion utting a young man for bis life
work? is no longer a debatable ques
tion. Tho recent report of the
Unitod States bureau of education'
shows that a boy with a common
school education hos practically one
chance in 9,000 of general recogni
tion as a successful man in some de
partment bf human endeavor and
usefulness. A high school - educa
tion increases his chances of such
suoceas by about twenty-two ;i.hnes,
while n/coliogo education gives ?
young man abo at ten times the prob
ability of success and advancement
possessed by tha high school gradu
ate; or about 200 times the oppor
tunity open to a boy with on?y a
common" school education.--Scien
Beware of tho Gloomy Mood.
Never permit yourself ; to make
any decision of importance whil?
you are in a state of d?pression.
Never commit the error of taking a
serious stop wH??c?you arc measuring
life by standards set up ?nthe dark*
'ness of au : unhappy mind; Stich;
standnrda aro never true, never ju?
The eatiraato you trinke pf yourself,;'
of others and of tho world while y??
aro blinded by despondency, is a
falso estimate always. Tho abapes
you see are distorted shapes. Tour
vision*1 ia nt fault. Tho only timo
you are capable of true judgment is;
whsuv your sight 'jecomes clear
enough for you to reallV aeb'that
pfc' is worth living and *Ws tivtht
yrWx tho world." r-^?emphis Co
-There are more foot pounds iu, a
mnloa heels than in a little tact, but
t?i?y can't do as.muob.
- Many times do wo g<H the names
Of our troub?ca and our. treasure $
j - Thcro.is something wrong wirb a
fi man tr his reli^ioc makes & pessioiut
- A man oatt ?Sord to rojwea^^||
'. eii^Wr^geod, , f?rtWne?r*tt- it' -doe*
A Very Ancient and al One Time a
That breed of fighting poetry
known a3 Dorking has an ancient
history. The Romans introduced it
into England and taught the Britons
to breed it for the table. But Caesar
and Iiis legions found one breed of
poultry already domiciled in that
country imported by even earlier
visitors, the Phoenicians, These
fowls were kept, for pka^re and di
version-that is. for cock fighting
and the breed was already many cen
turies old when the Homans ??ame.
The Phoenicians and thu G.r?ekfv
knew all about the game fowl? They
drew their knowledge <af tr?e sport
from the Persians, while in India,
nearly 3,000 years ago, the fighting
cock i?'JgM and flourished as it docs
to this day.
Cork fighting was a royal sport in
England, though now and again
edicts against it were promulgated.
King Edward III. issued one, and BO
did Henry VIII., though the latter
monarch had a cockpit built in
Whitehall rn that he himself might
indulge in the pastime. But no
edicts could put un end to cock
fighting, and it flourished under the
Stuarts, though Cromwell prohibit
ed it. There is an interesting record
of the sport in the reign of_Charles
II. Cosmo, grand duke of Tuscany,
while paying England a visit went in
state "to the theater appropriates to
cock fighting, a common amusement
of tho English, who even in the pub
lic Btreets take a delight in seeing
such battles, and considerable bets
are made on them." . \Mm
Cock fighting in England reached
its zenith carly in the last century.
At that time distinguished visitors
were treated by each corporation to
cock .fights instead of fireworks and "I
music by tho local band. Every ?
sporting nobleman had his own
Btrain of game fowl. The numbera
that wero killel in the ring were
immense. In r. single season in one
town 1,000 Cocks perished. In tho ;
Easter week of 1322 in one pit 188
cocks fought each other and $30,000
! changed hands in wogers.-Chicago
The Fourth Finger.
The wedding ring is almost inva
riably placed on the fourth finger of
the left hand .md all because many
centuries ago the Egyptians believed
that a certain small artery proceed
ed directly from thc heart to the ter
mination of that digit. In tho "At
tick Nights" we read: "The motion
of this artery may be felt by touch*
ing this linger to the pulse, it being
an index in cases of sickness or
where person.! are weary, or overla
bored, ni way s informing when the
heart i#K>Yerb?raened or offended/'
Farther on in the same article he
says: "This finger really hath gout
on account of th?* sympathy and
neighborhood it bath with the'heart.
It is the first finger that a newborn
babe is able to move and the last of
whick the dying man loseth control,!]
It is also the ona last to swell when
the vital heat is . abating in onetbat
is passing over." v
In his declining years it was one
of Owen's favorite amusements to
observe thc habits bf birds which
frequented his garden. Of the
thrc&tlo he Rays: "Tuyere are a few'
old cherry;/trees in ^ne gafdcnji one
of them a bigarreau. This I netted
in my first aiimiuer's possession to|
preserve the tempting fruit.; When
the dish came to table* I thought of
the Sequent pleasures which the
morning; and . evening warolinga of
the little lobbers hat! given rac and
felt ashamed ai fencing off what I
could cheaply get, os fresn and bet
$ir, from ndghboring market gar
t&ns. I neverTrepeated the practice,
but left the bigarreau with tb? o/vb
?r cherries! as 'salary of the Orches
tra.* "-?-ife of Richard Owen.
Romana Set-the .??uQe.
\ Ancient Borne is responsible for
the gn?ge;of our raiiw?y traicks, for'
Stephenson, when be\ri^ye)i^v'i6(B;
locomotive, decided op?n tho space
between jthe width bf the ruts made
by the old Roman chariots, explain
ing that lie did not believe, that ho
conl? improve upon th? experience
of a power such as Rome had been,
livery standard gauge road the'
\wbrid over is built upon these meas
' urementa, vhi cb nave been found aa
satisfactory now na when Nero rolled
through the streets of /^nie with
the wneels of hiS jChanot>the same
idiaiance^ apart aa ore those of the
modem railway train.
Would Tako Wo Chances.
A bride and bridegroom from "up
state", went iitto ? Kansas City hotol
Jsr^entiy and asked for ar o om. $hcy
wero assigned to ono on thc top
floor. "Isthat very High up ?*as1t$cL
the bridegroom, "it's on the top
floor, but it's a fine"-tl;o clerk be
gan. "Gimme somethingjim the ?vst
floor up/7 interrupted * tho ^bride
groom. " "If they should bo a fire or
anything I want to git Nellie out,
I had a n?rdX'kpu??v--time: gittin*;
that woman to*a&o chance? OTS t?u*
ber this soor,.^
-rs---~-?=?-"i- mm: i
- A metropolis is ?Hotra nf zo.
rauch in>pottan?.e that it no longer bas
.jio brag about U. I
omen may bo divided into two
dtstf?st classes - those who aro
ried ftu? tboso who aro still hopofal.
&'??'wko would novar;: .dreani'-of
Roitts . up in a fibing machine go ia-- !
to pouuo? without a shiver.
- This would be A thankless .world'
if wo got wba&wo :'de*tr<voi
- - X ss uiav kn >? o u?
Feminine " Newspaper
Manager and Editor.
Many women are editors, and suc
tessful ones. Comparatively few aro
business managers of newspapers,
though, really, why should they not
be? One of "the few members of the
feminine sex, however, who are re
sponsible for tho entire conduct of a
journal ls Mrs. Henry B. Birch of
-i. : -7. -vi -. Pi -
MBS. H. B. BIBCH
Plttsbiirg. Her paper is a weekly, de-J
voted to music, art, literature, society
and to ali tbe^higher and better public'
Interests of the community in which it
is published. Mrs. Birch ds shrewd'as
well 'as public spirited and has made j
her paper a well paying investment.
One test of success is the financial,
nnd quite right too. The spirit of good
will and understanding that pervades
her office and all. he people in lt is re
markable and dr undoubtedly to the
strong, harmonious personality of the
editor and manager.
Mrs. Birch began life ns n Kinder
garten teacher. The next step was to
writo stories for children, then to be
come a member of the local staff of
one of the leading Pittsburg dallies.
There she did all kinds of newspaper
work. Another step, and the inde
fatigable and most capable journalist
was made art and musical . critic for
the paper of ^which she is at present
editor and manager. At length the last
step was take?, and Mrs. Birch be
came sole bead of the paper. Regular
ly she was graduated from one rank to
another. Today sho can fill any desk
on a newspaper. Her old time interest
in kindergartens bas never deserted
her, however, and tho paper she edits
?has always bro? their-ad voca io and
defender." Mrs. Birch herself ls a mem
ber, pf the board of managers of the
Pittsburg abd Allegheny Free Kinder
garten association. Music. te . also a
j .topic of special interest to her, and
she has written among other things a
I series of .papers on the musical history
Sophie Mayfsry j
Many of the young Russian and
j Polish-Hebrew women wno come to
this country achieve results calculated
to make American women ashamed of
One of these is Mrs- Sophie Mayer?
recently graduated as a lawyer from
an eastern university. Mrs; Mayer is |
forty-three years old.: She was born,
reared and began her education in
Warsaw. She speaks seven languages,
is a good musician and during her law
cours? barned $500 : by? translathig and
Interpreting. She studiedtwelve hours I
a day while she WBS in the low college: ]
Hoi* husband is also an attorney, and
Mrs. Mayer will work with bim in j
both civil and crbninal cases. Sho j
. will devote herself specially to Tight
. lng the : wrphgs of '' working girls. ; I AH
thrs, .' while commend able, is ; no t very
remarkable. - Here is something that
ist Mrs. Mayer is tho. mother of els
I children, the youngest a babe, and dur
ing ah the timo sho whs learning tho
law she attended ito ber housekeeping,
looked weir after her children and kept
..those in school up to their lesson?
every day. The youthful Mayers aro
very strong and healthy. Where is
the American woman who can accom
^^^o'^ttUch? . '. .'.-'\^-r,]':r.
Tho. Gallant/Gh'is-of Tease, '"''jj
Such fine girls arc they, those 'Texas , j
,, maidens! A number of t|iem saved the
h historic Ala trio from destruction. Miss
Clara Driscoll, a wealthy and^refl?ed |
yoting woman o? M?xico county,; ls "a
[.deputy sheriff, and not long ag6 cap
tured and landed. lu tho county/JaU,;
two Mexican bandit? who were steal
ing her father's cattle, Oce day whim
ahe waa on horseback she .caught them
out their guard at dinner, ; bold a re-'
. volver a* tbuuf he^ the
/guns.'they bnd lald*do^n just' at ibo
.wrong time, let ?Jom cdt their dmmu-, \
and .then . marched''tl^w tc?o??c her;to.
the lockup. ;
Cow - jjirts ';;tnd:; f ?minino ^btonehQ
buster^" women ranchers -and ex
perts with the rifle are apt unoomtDon
. tn tho great sonth western sta tea. These
Independent .and..athletic women ar? j
?cot at alt .mannish but cm.m'e?t?y-:
. womanly, the majority^?L them, welt
e?neated. Miss AnnaT Wffer, one cf
the most skltted ruustang ta???ra in tba
world, l? o^^exas girl., ^ho newr
travels willi - ii,A ;, l;iiotfa.
. MARCIA WIKMS CV
\ . . . .
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has beau,
in use for over SO year?? has borne the signature c?
and has'been made under his per-*
jff?? J?i s sonal supervision since its infancy?
(.cctCfUfa Allow no one to deceive you in this?
All Counterfeits, .Imitations and <e Just-as-good" are hut
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health off
Infants and C?iildreu-Exiierience against Experiment*.
What is CASTORI?
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare*
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups*? It is Pleasant. Tfc
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic*
substance. - Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Windi
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Coustipati?nr
and Flatulency. It a&similate? the Food; requintes tho
Stomach ?*ud "towels, giving healthy and natural sleep*
The Children *? Panacea-The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE GASTPRIA $P?f!?
/} Bears the Signatare of\-T
In Us? For Over' 30 Years;
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Office over Farmers and Merchants' Bank, Anderson, S. C.
Now is a good time to buy a new Buggy and Harness,
and we want yon to look at our large stock of the lat est an
best np?to-aato styles, and it will be no trouble fer you^
make a selection. Our work is all sold under guaran too. We
have extra bargains to offer. Give us a trial. Our pricea
low and terms to suit, - ;
THE Jj S. FOWLER COMPANY.
P. S.-We baye a iew? last Fall's Jobs to go at Cost.
MASTIC mm&D P?mi.
We Wa?it to Sell You YOB* Fallit,
?. Come in to 8?e us, and let ns .tell you al! about it. ?
^^j- We have sold this Paint for many years, and all have been pleaE?iyfcjj
j med itr Wc have a fine:??lection of colora, and will gladly, give, you a car?
showing them if you will call in and request same. Also, a.full line of- fi
; tarnishes,'Stains,Floor Faintc, 8
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Next to Bank of ?jidersou. Re?able Braggi6t9.g
This ?tablto^ H
IN AN'i>EHSON for mc?o fchan forty years.v During all tha^tims compstinHf
Ti'ave come and ?cne/but we have remained right here. Wc hove always
Cheaper than any others, and during those long years have not bad one ?
aatis?ed custowor. Mistakes will sometimes oocnv, and if ot any timc?
found ibafc a ouatem?r was dissatisf?od wo did not rest until WJB had madfl Jg
fiat?8?ed, Thia policy, rigidly adhered to, hafimade nsfrieodw ,-Vr?e ?R:
inj?,-and *?? caa a?y with pride, Uutwithout boasting, tfcat we havo thc???
doaco of ibo people of thieccotroni We have a larger Stock of Goods Wr
eoas?*/|han wo htvvo o-pcr bad, and wo pledge 'you.ourwordtaat wo barea^K
eold Furniture at as. close a margi? of pro^t ara-doingaoi?. *Jy?j
proven ly. Ibo ?not that wo are selling Furniture not1- only all ovor Anaew
?cahtyb"?"tTn"OT~?^*X*o'^ra. i a the Hedn?imiT?san^ ?S. "..SSP;
parents eaved mou?y by .'fenyih? from i}s, ?nd you ?n? ysur c?ildrco csn sw''
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