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Impossible to Triumph Over Nature--The
Niw and Happy Life Was Not to
Spartanburg Herald, 20th.
The story that camue to us last
week from Newberry of a young
woman masquerading in man's
clothes is fraught with interest
which goes deeper thati the mere
novelty of it; and in the cause;
which prompted a procedure which
most people of this day are inclined
to look upon as merely a freakish
one there is a lesson most instrue
tive, one it is mete we should fix in
A girl-let go her antecedents,
let go the circumstances of her
birth and reaiig; we know not
what these were; they are apart
she was a girl of Anglo Saxon
blood, born into this world with a
woman's form, with a woiat's
instincts and a woman's heart, and
with that iherited right of every
Aierican womian to protectiol and
sustenance and respect, with that
H1cavent given right to a pure and
hionorable life so long as she wills
it, and the blood circulates iii her
veins. Here was a girl. we say,
who--as she tells it, and whetier
it he true or no the like is true
was thrown out uponi the world in
Rutherford county, N. C., at the
teider flowering age of seventeen,
without a home, without parents or
friends or means of sustenance
She tried to find honorable means of
iaking a living, but what can a
white girl of seventeen, without
education and trainiing in somie
industry or art, do? She was in
distress and misery, and physical
want. Exactly where she went and
wiat she did at first we are iot
told, but she was "iagged at aid
hurt," she said, till after a while
she "sickened of the life a homeless,
friendless gir) may lead," and "find
ing it impossible to get along as a
woman,'' she got a suit of man's
clothes and bade farewell to her
girlhood. She thins began to play
in the dreadful tragedy of life in a
new but an easier role. People were
kind to her and she readily found
work. She was free, she was inde
pendent, and she was happy. Espe
cially, she said, she felt "secure
from some certaili men w,ho have
beeI lersecUtiIng me."
But this new and happy life was
not to last. Alas how imposs05ible it
is to triumph1)1 over naturie, or to
hide it! Tlhis young woman, Laura
WVill ia ms, was engaged as a linerinan
at Tryon. She did her work well
it is reported, in a mannter satis
factory to her emp lloyecrs and1( gramti
fyinig to hiersel f. Ilu t alt houghI she
was able to keep her sex concealed
for several weeks while living with
a rude, r:> ightI set of work men, the
sec'ret leaked out at last, anmd she
lied . 00oing from p)lace to place,
wanderinig alone and friendless
from towni to towni seeking employ
mienit she was arrested last week in
Newberry oni suspicioni of being a
muan by lie name of John Long
who was conniected with lthle " 'petri
fied mian'" swindle Bleing badgered
ini court, hard p)ressed with qules
tionis, she finally broke down and( inl
thait natutral womanly recourse of
tears she exclaimred, "I' am nothlintg
but a poor girl1, after all, and I have
(lonte nlo wrong."
Are there niot others?
"hsr tin saves the life of the
st reatms, ' saidl a far mei t-dayv "In
miy tneighiborhiood t he bedls oIf the
creeks w~ere barelyv covered, atnd
lie earth wams nedinig water." It
didn't fail to get it.
The Columbia cot respondenit of
the Greenville News said Hub IH.
Evans ran like a wild horse in his
race for chairman of the dispensary
board, defeating his opponent by
almost two to one.
PVIld C ttle Hat Its Sharp Spines as
With Ironcladl Mouths.
The best hated cactus in America is
the cholla. The Mexicans say that if
you go near a cholla joint it will juiup
at you. Certainly if you touch one it
will stick, and when you try to free
yourself it will pierce youir other hand
as well. E'ach pendent joint seems to
reach out for tie passerby, and the
ground bvneatL the broad cholla trees
is strewn with fillei fragments, many
of which take root and grow.
After one has felt the sharp spines
through heavy boots and seen their
needle points It is a source of continual
wonder to see the wild cattle of Arl
zona quietly browsing on chollas. The
phrase "cautus fed" as applied to Ari
zoni Is not it figure of speech. During
the years of drought thousands of cat
tle carry themselves over until the next
grass by eating chollas. With their
le-ithery tongues and lips they strip the
spiny Joints from the trunk and leave
the wide spreading cactus a bare and
woody skeleton. It is only the range
cattle, whose mouths have been hard
ened on the thorny mesquite and iron
wood browse, that will undertake to
eat cactus, and cattleinen therefore
often burn the thorns from chollias aind
liolmls in order to totupt their inore
fastidious animnals to eat.-Country
Life in America.
MYSTERIES OF SAP.
llowr the Circilation Fi'rom Itootm to
Leavem IN Maintained.
To illustrate the modern view of sap
relulation, wilicl Is not thoroughly uin
(erstood, it is necessary to explain
that the chief food of the plants, con
sisting of inorgani' salts dissolved in
water, is absorbed froin the soil by the
roots. The root consists of a hollow
tilbe or cyl1ider i lined with several
cells, the outer layer of 'which contains
certain hairlike processes.
The water in the soil, containing the
sailts in solution, is absorbed by these
root hairs aid lasses by (iltration into
the Cells and capillary vessels. ''he
activity of these root hairs and the
coeitration of fluid in the adjacent
cells create what is called "root pres
sure," aid this forcos the sap into tle
general vascihir systein of the plant
aid Un to its furthest extremities, or
This "root pressuire" is further sup
pleinented by "t ran spir.a Iion," or loss of
vapor froin the leaves uder the lfinl
elite >' heat an1d light. Phints iliay be
siid to brealthe or respire by their
leaves, anlid this albstraction of water
by tralnspirl1tion erentes a fresh de
i,iiid 'or the vital tluiid supplied' by the
roots. in this way tle circuiltion, or
"rising of the sap" from root to iiaves,
is inan ita ille'd.-P-llea rsol's.
YULETIDE IN SERVIA.
The Poor Siuve For months to Buy
Their Christainm Pig.
In Servia they keep Christmas eve
in a soiewhilt peeiar way. 'I'lie fil
tiier of ti family goes into the wood
andi1i (.s114 down it Straight young oa:,
Choosinig the inost perfect that lie can
1indt. 1le brings it in, saying, "Good
evini,g aid a happy Christ1 aus,'" to
wilih those pr'esent reply, ''lay God
grat b oth Iito theie an titninyest thlou
hav~e riches anid hiono.'" Then they
thirow over hitii gra is of ('orn!. Pres-'5
ently the young tree is pianted umpomi
lie eoalis, w here it reiuiIns unt ii Chist
nas moninag, whliich t hey salunte by re
ptented tinmgs of' a pistol.
'Te natIionai Idiishi in Serv' ia is )or'k.
'T'ie poor'tst fainily in Seirvia wvill p1inch
thleinslves all thr moiigh thle year so as
to havi e ioney ('enughi to buly ai pig at
'histnas. Skewered to a long piece of
wood, thle pig is turinietd ov'er a blazinig
lire unmt Il cooked, thle guests watching
thle process with I in'reaising Interest.
A flen dlinnter stories arie told andl songs
sung. Snanta ( 'Iaus, who, in thle persou
of ani hiontored guest, is prieent to r'e
eiv isettd of' to give piresenits, de
Pat 's aflter It' feas1t, dlecor-ated withb a
long ing of' cakes aroundt his neck and
h)'ten wihsuch gifts as his firiends can
A F"reunch D)eputy' Paty.
A F'renchi deputy receiv~es a salary of
9,000 frn es ($1 .8001). iIe also receives
free railwaiy Itranisportattlon anti free'
Iinehieons at the har of the Paliiis
spends norme ti ate t han hle dot's in thle
Sa I lle' St'nnees. Sonie arc -accused
(of ltakini g all Itei meals at thle free
ilunth cotinteir. A(deputy e'veni gets, it
reduched iatIes, at spetelail bra ad of cigaris
wle'h is 'alled '"eigare dIe dleputes.
Withi thetste cigarms lie tireats his iinfluen
tinti ('onstituts1. In spuite oft li theso
pivulehgu's, thei(re have been man'iIiliy comii
lila ints Ithat, unlless he hits a Ihirge per'
.uinIly. 'Thierefort ma ny membeirs of
parilhienit whlen they arie not well to
(10 hav e to maket(( uip I'or thle isuflelien
cy otf t'ir pay)1 by3 contr ibtin mg to news
Ipaitr or'u5 pleadIig in the courls.-Ceni
Wrath andi ni Soft Anniver.
She-)oni't you helieve that "a soft
answer tu rnethi a way wirath?'"
Ile--Oh. yes. Oftener, however, wrath
ri i i w av it softinnaswar ....a nsa
VHV F1~ &A
Nothing Ilse Can Supplant It as a
Preserver of Youth.
Next to air and food lit the human
economy comues exercise. We may have
plenity of frvsh air and a proper allow
ane of the right, kiditt of food, and yet
wit Iout htelI)fti Il(I i3ly exerise these
will not stvtil to kovp the body In good
contliioll. It answer to the qJuestion,
"Wly (o we grow 0(17T' a French
wrlIer giIvthe Iveisonls: "We
(to not gel titotuglh11 physical exereise In
the opt'n :IrI, wve alre poisonled by till
crobes w4icII th ithgoyt' have not
sticcecded in (lostyoying, iand we are
d1eIresseI by fear of (ethi." Of the
thret. rvalsonsm It wIll bo no(ed that hie
gives the phatce of first IilporIt'itivce to
lick of exercise. Thlere is Itotliir.g else
which ('ica titke the lte of physical
Ietivi(y s it PTSeVr'l, of yoilh ad)I
elttergy. "(.row yottutiger as yot grow
olIer by cult iva t Inlg :I iluodt-ratte lovv of
good, lienithtii, ionost ot," is sotint
rowinig, 1.yI.N11ing golf', teniiis ort crotitet
or attly 411her IIIlde forill of e.\erviso
Inl tle open ail kweps ilt' Imtiscles stip
pie an11d prevenits ite joilits froiil stiff
vlning,. fills the( l111ngs wvithl life giving.
oxygeit d1111 keep tlt blood fv"rii 1W.
vointin. slitggish or the liver turfid. I i
slort. it is exet'iso that keeps ile body
inl tiuni .11t "Ilp to conict pitech," Just
as exirise keeps tIle voice of ii music
Insti-inneiviltl perf'ect tonle.
EYES INCREASE IN SIZE.
Chanlge Often llte"ut1 Ink the In
proveteit of tihe Sight.
A coniversation witi it protintent ltt
ter developed the fact that among mnen
of lirge atfair Ns where dtcled exven
five ability an11 t strotng tuienltill equip
Iliint 'were I'tpuisitv it wIs COntion to
find al Increiase In the erniall develop
Iliit. A ilore detailed investigati lon
iiltoig Somne of tit large tetropolitan
liaters revealed tit' fact 11hit ma11n11y
of them ld for years by ieans of, att
Ilutotuatic inevstu riig (evice kept Iee
ords of pvcllialities of te eraini out
linle of uinly of ouri prominiinen mlen,
which liid led to the discovery (to
wlich, lowever, little itiportance hatd
beei litthIled that ile skill often
sows a tcideld increase inl size after
Thus, if' it is a fact that tle hilia
eyv deids 1.agely 1up11o tile sirrount1d
ing bony structure for its size antd pro
portionl, It ('ln readily he sei talt in
the case of sl eye whIlich presetiIs sib
niorl-1 visuial colitionls due14 to anl inl
aidequate develoiiet the increa1se In
the size of tite skuIll referred to, ne
cotipanlivdt, as It lisislly is , by gentral
13y ilproved physical con(litions, would
natu.ilaly tend to a corresponlding in
cre1se inl tie size of tle eyeblall, there
by contriblitinig to a possible neu1trill
Izationi of tie Visual1 defect.-Jevelers'
LOCKS AND KEYS.
Their Une canl mle Tirneed 11n1ek tt)
the Antclinal - inN
Aecordiiig to Ileqjot, lo'ks :t0tid keys
ciatn be t'imvl '1ck to the aniinioit 111gyp
tians, Itlor thasni -1,)001) yert's ago. This
Is inlferrted rtn*11 the sculturel)t1's on the
grt't(t ttnfl of Ki1nk, whiich closely
rt. h-1110k. locks still il tse there
ch nutsy. isissiv'e w otlitn locks, in whtich
raiised by3 correspodinglit~ ixxed pitis oit
the big k.oy. Sintiilart locks antd keyus
iare fon att(1it Alosul, tneari Ninievehi, the
key be)ting intoire than a f'oot long, <lullIt'
('lutl im 1andih( oftent carried oin theu shoul
lieys sire atlso imetntioned at the sIege
of TIroty, II1 :t 1. C2. lThe l'hweiahits
iar'e sid( to havi e ext'han tged locks for
titn frtomt CJorntwatll. O ccasionlaI nttices
o1f tm ocetur int many ti3' reek itml Ito
an wr'iItrs, l'liny atscr'ibing thteir in
'etionIct to l'Tteodruts of Sam nos. ll'iroze'
Iand iron keys hitve been fottnd In thle
I 'ossibhly fart imotre anacient than i those
iarte ChIinose locks, withI spt'intgs and1(
Itmbler's, somet of temn musical, almtost
exact counitt'i'pa rts of thle famous
firtaitis lo tcks oif 10nglan in t the eigh t
Whym~ l.,ile Flkslc Are HIt EnterM.
it lias beent Iaid down its a phy3siolog
lea rulte it'Ili thIe rtequirtemien ts of adult
tie' t'pendl n11ott t ho weight, of It'
ealter', bu)tl ott thle extenlt of itis boily3
Ht'surtao. itIn the case of clhidrea t his
rtule Is furithIer mnodflted. Ani infiant
a rwnmn bu ittsrfc is morea
than oni-seveth as gr'east. As thet fiirst
i'qitiement of thle itnfanit's food is to
rep'lat't thIe hetaIIt Iha is eotinuialtly 13 be
Sig lost. by3 raiati on fi'tom aill lpartis of
the botdy, the litft'tr frsit'iont dtmisit'
t' needed frop'thlltion of1 iiour'islittii
rt'shIeri ta itheit foirmer'i. I tut ini te
cas' of' sa gt'owintg clihlt f'ood is also
nt'edle'd Io sutppt'lyt' ittcreatsei of hodily
be Ii vteI timtes aSt mutchI' asi would hte1) esti1
atIed ftrotm ifs acltiual weightt alone.
VTe Owner-See here! That trunk
never did( yott any1 harm, dId It?
PTe l'orter'-Any harm? Of course
The Owner--Well, then, don't treat I'
as If It did.-Brooklyn LIfe.
VI LET $KIN
There is only one V
LOTION for the faCE
There may be imitat
things are imitated
only one genui.ne V
LOTION. Have yoi
your face after sha
hands? Call and let
Hundreds of carefu
W. E. Pelhoi
Reliable Prescription Pharmacisi
There is no need o
Lungs out. when yoU
Ile of Murray's Horeh(
A few doses of this H1ouseheld Rene
lief. A positive cure for Influenza. B
Thlroat. Anti-Spasmodic in Croup.
TrHE MURRAY DRU(
Whskey Morphine Cigarette
Itabit, 11abit 11.1bit,
Cured by Keeley Institute of
1329 L,ady St. (or 1'. 0. Box 75), Colum1bia. S. C. Confid
'WW. e D e c..
To remind our friend- ihA we carry 10
Loose 13.ckwheat Rais ins
Fig'. D..es. ( il.ied C!0oco:u
N1ck N1 ats, etc.
OAVNPOR T & C.
We r" r(eceiving~ new' gcods. daily a
compleIi~te 1(n5 ni Ip Io da4th lie of (urnit ai n
go'od(s ever opie-d i nI i Newbietrry. Com
sell .son onel piece'4- or at whule 4'uit (of
any) (ibi ha'' naise ini the S oil'. WVe i:
are gzohng to1 sol'i ihorn ch. al'p.
SHELLEY, DEAN s
Newberry Hardware Co's. Qld
The Nashville, Chat
St. Louis Rv., and
er-n and Atlant
The Fcenic Battle
To the Nortt, North-"%
Q uick t 7rr. im (.r rai(.
No. 1b Norh Pryor- St.,
Oppositk- Union Depot.
. and hands.
-but there is
- tried it on
ving, or on
us show you.
I people use
s, Newberry, S. C.
f wearing your
can get a bot
iund, Mullien and
y will give immediate re
ronchit is and Diseasses of
Put Up By
_ E ) 1 j \\ | i r i1
ential Lorrespon(le le solicited.
ie very best flour can
agttp. ha r
Stnd Main St.
ic R.o~ 9.