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FOR THE CHILDREN.
Some Nice Tricks Which Might be Played
On the Approaching "April Fool's
"But how do you fool them?*
She was a very little girl-not
six years old--and she looked up to
Edgar. who was twelve, as an ex
tremely wise person.
"You make 'em think things are
different from what they are," said
Edgar. "Only, of course, you d -n't
tell fibs. And when they find otb
they're tricked. you call "April
fool!: It's lots o' fun."
"It must be." said largy, eager
ly. "I mean to try it."
Edgar looked at his sister. Some
war. altho it was -lots o' fun" for
hinm. he did not like to think of
Margy teasing her friends. and
laughing at their disappointlent.
"Oh. you're too little." he said.
\iamma told me one wasn't ever
too 'ittle to help others," Margy
declared. Edgar wAs so puzzled by
this speecn. that he made no further
When the Wheaton family came
into the dining-room. on the first
of April, 'Mamma was saying: "I
am so tired of that baked apple
every morning, and I con't care
for oragnes any longer. I do wish,
either that it was time for berries,
or that Dr. Mason had not told me
to eat fruit for breakfast."
Margy danced along by her side,
listening and smiling to herself. As
Mrs. Wheaton caught sight of the
table she gave a cry of surprise.
There sat a plate of strawberries
beside her napkin.
"'April fool!" called Margy. "I
bought 'em myself. Mamma, down
to Mr. Snyder's. And you thought
you were going to have baked ap
ples again. April fool!"
The rest-her father and mother,
Jamie and Edgar-looked at each
other over the little girl's innocent
head. "That is a sweet wav-tc
trick one with something nice,"
"Why, what other way would
there be?" asked Margy. "No
body would do mean things to peo
ple-not on any day in the year."
A merry voice called "April
fool!" after Papa, whose hat and
coat, all neatly brushed, lay upon
the hall-table. And the same cry
followed Edgar's usual search for
-his school books and his finding
them, strapped together. lying be
side his cap. A sprig of geranium
from largy's cherish plant was
pinned upon the lapel of Jamie's
overcoat, and "April fool!" he
heard. as he hurried into it.
Ellen. the second girl, weht out
to the butler's pantry a while later,
and discovered the silver from
breakfast rinsed and dried and laid
in its proper baskets. "April fool !
"What are you doing, child?"
inquired1 Miss Wilkinson. opening
her window to question the~ little
girl in the gar(den next (door. Mar
gy looked up brightly:
"'I'm going to April fool the
birds, she said. "with this plate of
crumbs. They don't expect a thling.
you know. They'll be so surpris
Miss Wilkinson gazed down into
the radiant little face:
"You're a good child." she said,
quickly. and shut down the sash.
Margy ran into the house and
told her mother how Miss Wilkin
son had April fooled her: "Because
she never said I was a good child
WVhen the scrubwoman, wvho was
working next door, went home that
night. Miss WVilkinson astonished
.Maria by g'iving' her a basket of
cold pieces : "April fool !" said her
emprloyer. smiling in a grim way.
an<i i\! aria smiled to:
yTan e kindiy ier oi'
me." saidl she.
Air. W\heaton had not beenwi
ing lon in his ofnice when an ac
quaimnance ecaei who~ wa:nted o'ne
<ioilr forsomecharitabl Y ict
The face (1 his litt&. giri came up
before her father. Het hajm iekh
man nye dollars. and said. ".\ri!
fool'!" and then they both laughed.
Tamie wras one oi the older pu
p)il's in the high school. and a favor
ite and leader among the big hors.
M\Iiss Fo'nan, the timi d. nervous
Latin teacher, always dlreaded that
half-hour she had] to pass with mis
chievous Tamie Wheaton andi the
comrades lhe incited to whispering
and nonsense. Today. those on the
back benches in the Virgil class be
haved as well as the girls upon
whom she could depend. They be
haved so well. in fact. that she stop
ped them on their way out of the
room and thanked them for it.
Jamie looked up into her face witt
twinkling eves: *We April fooled
v-ou, didn'.t we ?" he asked.
Jack Watson. who had quarreled
with Edgar. had played a horrid
trick upon him yesterday. The two
sides of the room led the march
from it. on -alternate days. On the
thirty-first of March Jack had im
i proved the opportunity to drop a
decayed apple into Edgar's over
:oat pocket. Edgar was very an
gry. Today Jack had good reason
to look out for something in return.
To tell the truth. Edgar had actual
Iv brought in box. a dead mouse
tf:rom the trap at home. with the ful:
ntention of tucking it into Jack's
cket a.slhe passed the overcoat on
his war down-stairs.
Nobody would do mean things
to people. Margy had said. Jack
ad been mean to him. Yes: but his
'ittle sister thought him her wise.
good brother. above such revenge;
and spite. Her shining eyes. when
she called "April fool after him, I
as he found his books in the hall.
seemed to look down into h:s heart.
e could -iot deceive their trnst.
At noon he ran down-town.
When Jack, very cautiously and
icaring the worst. peered into his
pocket that night, a flush of shamed
surprise crept over his cheeks. He
saw a handful of chocolate-creams.
and a slip of paper that read "April
I've had such a lovely day."
sighed Margy. sleepily, as herl
mother tucked her into bed that!
evening; "I've been busy every
moment-most And I've fooled
lots of folks. Wouldn't it be nice
if they came oftener-April Fool's
and dhristrias Day. I mean. They
se!-m a good deal alike, you know.
Many husbands are so sentimen
tal that the want their wives to al
ways wear the dresses they had
wh'en they first knew them.
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,tpenser for Newberry will be re
ceived by County Board of Control un
til Wednesday 10 o'clock a. m. March
2nd,' 1904, for a term of one year, be
ginning April 6th. _
J. R. Scurry,
J8 P. Harmon,
Members County BoA of Control for
myog sending a sketch and desW9,"O may
quicy ascertain our opinion free W etber an
ffnraution is PrOb abloa WR pamts~OUD1fl
inritly laJ.AUU5RW~on Patents
"ee oldefft aGeY for Men piia
amtseta - -ek
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cawon of an dnt A Terms, $3 a
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BEST SECTION.S ADHV H
.~ HADlK BEST DIN INGi
- . CAR SERVICE I
t. trip this winter
A to CUBA. This
and Island has
thin easy reach
arough train ser
ter tourist tIck
ale at all points
vana. For rates,
sleeping Car and
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~'t, Wilmington, N. C.
v + ton ay I sent to any addressn
*I ;It wv A--W
Lw . Rates
- VIA :
The Nashville, Chattanooga and
St. Louis Ry., and the West
e m and Atliantic R. R.
The Scenic Badefield Rute.
To the Nort.4, North-West and West.
Best Equipped Trains, Superior Service and
Quickest Time. For rates, schedu;es, maps,
etc., or any information, call on or address
JNO. E. SATTERFIELD,
' Traveling Passenger Agent,
No. I North Pryor St., Atlanta, Ga.
Opposite Union Depot. Bell 'Phone 169.
AIR - LINE - RAILWAY.
NORTH - SOUTH --EAST - WEST.
Two Daily Pullman Vestibuled Limited Trains
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AugstaandAshevime Short Line.as
(Schedule in effect .ugust 1, Il03.)
(Read Down.) (Read Upi (Eastern Stan.dard TIu e.)
____________________ Southbound. Nort?.bound.
12.48 pm.....Lv Newberry ........ Ar 3.a0 pm Qchedlule in Effect Sunday, June t2sth, 1603
:.50 pm......Ar La re~ns......... Lv 2.02 p ar STATIO$S.
2.07 pm.....Lv Laurens.. .. ..Ar 1.30 pwr
3.30 pm.......r Spartan burg..Lv 12 01 pu 8 40 am Lv Atlanta (e..L.) Ar. 8 50 pm
,i.40 pm....Lv 4partanburg..... Ar 10.25 a'o 10 50 am~ Athens 6 19 pm
.3 pm....Ar Saud.......Lv 3.59 am 11 55a ?lberton 5 17 pm
6.11 pm....Ar Hendersonville Lv t.05 am 12 58 pm Abbeville 4 05 pm
7.15 pm....Ar Asheville...-. Lv 7.05 am A 2p renoo D 3'r3L. pm
i2.46 pm....Lv Newberry (C.N.ac.) 3 10 pm
1.50 pm...Ar Laurens.......Ly 2.02 pin
1.5p .. v Laurens...........A r L.45 i'm-C
2.1p....rGreenwo.......Lvl1244 pz 1000a Lv Glenn Srings A 4 00 pm
5.20em . ... Ar Augusta..........v1 0a
z .45 om.J..L Augusta......Ar 12.20 am (Harri Springs)
63'0 pm...Ar Baaufort......Lv 7.15 anr 1 12 pm Waterloo 2 35 pm
6.4.5 pm...Ar Port Royal .......v 7.05 an' 1 4 r.m ar Laurens (Din'r) Lv 2 o7 pm
1246 pm'...LvNA-wherry (or.&.a)Ar 3.10 om 84 22 53 52 218
2 ('pm.. Lanr n ....'. . . D'ly D'ly D'ly D'ly D'ly D'ly
.t.25 nm..Ar Greenvilla.....Lv 12.15 epemex e
For further information relative tn rates, am m Pm pm pm am
e*c..call on,or addr4 A:7' 700 202 Lv Laurens Ar 150 600 600
GEO. T BRY u.fGen. Ae-. Grenvlle.8 . ,725 7 10 209 Parks 1 42 8S 53 50
ERNE T WILLIAMS.'ae". Pa-a. Agt.. 845 720 222 Clinton.. 131 830 525
A uum Ga. 1115 7 50 3 34 :.ioldville I 16 3 00 4 45
" M - Traflec vaneir. 73800 244 Kinard 1(9i 745 430
- 9 4t 809' 249 Gary tu:S 7;25 440
___________-950 e18 254 Jalapa 1258 725 406
540 10 ewbery 2437i95 345
1 0 4 25: 3. LT. Mounte.%~ 1314 6i20 240
-1 .BEA.' u.. R'ee ver s. 40 jr.: Ciapin :21 ' 2. 22
nE"'-- Jlu:.'4 17. 95 37 Hilton 1135 .55!'
.. . ws 5 4 al While Rtoch 8 350i 2~
'~ ~1- ' 4 7 Blleutine 11 as 5 41 1 50
2 48 9 33...Arersor. F. D......... 8 40. 1 1
2 45 9 3J... nilerson P. D... ... 3 o5 1bia
..... 95:....West And--rson.....3 49..
..... 9 9........Denver......3 59 (.......aion
..... 902......Autun.........405 ......
...... 8.55 .....Pendleton ..... 411 ........____________
..... S47......Cherry.........418 ....
..... 844......Adams........ 421 ........
..... 828 ....Jordanla Jnr ct ...4 33 ........u ba AO..)ril1
..... 825......Seneca....... 4 3ArCa........0
..... 806......West Un ion ....504 ........_____________
have recednce oer trins f 8%m cia~Tralzs Z2a sfo. C. L.frihdeo.
inosopatthe oiloing tatins t tlOlCS (UnliAetorrtato
tae n ndle o psener: hine'sW G.C 5D T. 20MRSN
Jaesad adySpgsTrien. d5r an eatZo
Jame a. AJdaR n, superintendent J. F. LiINGSTN, H.M