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TEXAS SHERIFF COMPROMISE.
Has Withdrawn Complaint About
"Lady Postmaster" Who
New York Evening Post.
The case of the Texas sheriff who
appealed to the postoffice department
ior assistance in dealing with a "lady
postmaster" with advanced ideas on
the subject of courtesy has excited
country-wide interest. It will be re
called that men who neglected to
take off their hats on going in for the
mail were promptly "held up" by the
postmistress and lectured on the sin
of rudeness to a lady. The mattei.
however. has been settled in a most
satisiactory and unexpected way.
The sheriff has sent a long letter to
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General
Bristow. portions of which we repro
!uce. After duly apologying for his
handwriting, which "is sure scrawly
and careless." the sheriff declares that
when Mr. Bristow casts his eyes over
the letter he won't act like a mortal
man if he "don't stick out his paw and
say. Put in there Bill.' " for "the
news which I am going to pass out
to you is some personal and exciting."
<alling for Mr. Bristow to empty his
gun and order "six fingers of red rye.'
Following this cheering introduction,
The Texas guardian of the law an
nounces that he's changed his mind
about the "lady postmaster" since
writing the last letter of complaint.
The circumstances of the change are
"One day I was jest about to hit
the trail after a greaser and I stops
in the postoffice some quick and un
noticing. Next minute I was looking
down a forty-five and my hands were
u-p while the lady postmaster was
sayin' right cold and meaning. 'Gen
tlemen is expected to remove their
hats when transacting business in
"They wasn't any citizen of the
town that saw me taking lessons, and
I ain't naturally a talkative man, but
the ondignifiedness of the situation
sort of rankled in me. and when I
came in with the greaser over my sad
dIe, the same having tried to get
away, and me being right fretful and
impatient that morning. T sat down
and wrote you the letter.
"It ain't sorry that I done it. even
if it was the mayor's place to notify
you. But he's sure unliterary ex
-with a branding iron. and as it was,
everything turned out all right. Me
and the lady postmaster is married.
You ain't a bit more surprised than I
was when I says to her one day, 'Bill.
this trail you're camping on sure
leads to matrimony.' But I kept on
camping there just as if there wasn't
-no danger ahead and one day it hap
"I sert of felt mean in my mind
about writing to you telling about
her, and when that fool inspector
-came down here he told her it was mr.
- that complained. I didn't hear about
it until he had left town, or you sure
would have had a job on your
hands quick and immediate. But you
can't tell what a woman will do no
more than a hoss, and it seems she
got sort of interested in me account
-of my kick."
Now, the sheriff's principal object
in writing was not. as might be sus
pected. simply to tell Mr. _Bristow
the good news, but to convey the in
formation that he intended to visit
Washington on his honeymoon. He
intimated further that he and his
wife would be glad to "put up"
with Mr. Bristow*' for a week just to
show that no hard feelings exist
even after that inspector was
sent down to look after the lady post
master. As~ the cheerful letter an
nounced: "Me and my wife has got
a substitute-which is her cousin and
and a woman-to look after the post
office, and we are going to travel
around a while. I was never more
than Soo miles from this town, ana
it's sure grown, monotonous. I kind
of gathered from what I read about
y'ou and from the way you handle
this here politeness case that you are
a man all right and none stuck up,
and if your latch string is hanging
out, as I am sure confident it is. we'll
just put up with you when we hit
Work of Italians in the South.
While the South Atlantic States
have been giving increased attention
Sto maufacturing, those of the Gulf.
particularly Mississippi. Louisiana
cultural interests and raised their
standards. And the returns are great.
This improvement has been accom
plished largely through immigrants.
Those states are in intimate railroad
connection with the west and thous
ands of farmers have been induced
to move into that more hospitable,
climate of the south. They have. too.
encouraged Italian immigrants w!th
most satisfactory results In com
nenting on an editorial in the New
York Journal of Commerce on Cov:
missioner E. J. Watson's review of
agricultural conditions. the New Or
leans Picayun,e says:
As far as the opinions of the Jour
nal of Commerce as to the south s
needs with respect to increased laborl
supply are concerned. our New York
c(Iteiporirv has given voice to
correct inteilpretion of Mr. Watson.!
review of the agricultural conditions
in this section. As to the social ano
political problems of the south anw
their relation to immigration. The
Journal oif C(mimerce is not a gono
authority. as it clearly has no con
ception of the conditions prevailing
in this section: few northern journals
have. As to the welcome likely to be
accorded honest and industrious
white settlers in the south, which The
Journal of Commerce appears to fear
will be not such as to make them
"feel at home and eager to grow up
with the community of which the at
mosphere is not always congenial,"
our cotemporary is clearly very far
away from the facts. In the state ot
Louisiana. for instance. thousands of
farmers from the western states have
settled and have grown rich and pros
perous. Moreover, the sugar cane
fields of southern Louisiana swarm
with ItalianP. who have taken the
place of negro labor to a considerable
extent. These widely divergent classes
of white settlers have certainly found
nothing in their surroundings which
has failed to prove congenial.
Giving evidence favorable to Italian
laborers on southern farms, the Char
lotte Evening Chronicle presents
"There are Italian farmers in
Mecklenburg who tickle the grouncl
to good purpose and who never faii
to make good* crops. Their chief
characteristic is thrift. They work
early and late, but they work quietly.
They cultivate their crops .and market
them without regard to what other
people are doing. .They attend strict
ly to their own business and they are
prospering and laying up money.
Furthermore. they are a good class
of citizens. The south would do no
better than to fill up its waste places
with the farming class of Italians. A
colony of them settled throughout
Mecklenburg would vastly increase
the annual value of the agricultural
products of this country."
These are pretty strong endorse
ments for Italian farmers. coming
from two -southern states where
their work has been tested. Moreovei,
if the sugar cane fields of southern
Louisiana "swarm with Italians who
have taken the place of negro labor,"
why should not the lower part or
South Carolina be similarly popula
ted? We have several times express
ed the opinion that the greatest iu
ture for Charleston lies in the devel
opment of that territory which Char
leston could command. There may
be developed ten thousand farms:
there is profitable work for a hun
dred thousand industrious white men.
Under the act creating the bureau
of immigraton the commissoner may
not seek immigrants from the southt
of Europe. There is, however, noth
ing to bar their coming, and if it be
found that prejudice against them is
ill founded, there is nothing to ple
vent the progressive interests of
Charleston encouraging such set
tlers. In our opinion no money that
could be invested in behalf of Char
leston could be put to such good:
purpose as in bringing immigrants
into the "low country." And what is
true of Charleston is appliable to
Beaufort and Georgetowvn. People
from the northern countries are gen
erally prejudiced against the coast
and it behooves the property owners
in the "black belt" to make extra ef
fort to attract colonists. It is a'
Uach was not a good reader. but
much enjoyed books of jokes and
A Spanish man dwelling in Cadiz
H-ad no special love for the ladiz:
But his wife and her mother
Were women-no other
-I suppose you had a perfectly
1.)ve!v ime at Wexford's house
"No. it was a fizz. NIrs. Wexiord
has so little tact. She was always ar
ranging it so that the men woula
have t-, pair off with their own
Not a Sick Day Since.
"I was taker severely sick with kid
nev trouble. I tried all sorts of iedi
cines, none of which relieved me.
One day I saw an ad. of your Electric
Bitters and determined to try that.
After taking a few doses I felt re
lieved, and soon thereafter was entire
ly cured. and have not seen a sick day
since . Neighbors of mine have been
cured of Rheumatism. Neuralgia, Liv
er and Kidney troubles and General
Debility." This is what B. F. Bass.
of Fremont.-N. C. writes. Only roc.
at Win. E. Pelham & Son. Druggists.
It's a nice refreshing rest from bus
ines; for a man when he comes home
to crawl around on his stomach unle,
the house to see if there is a leak in
any of the plumbing.
Cured His Mother of Rheumatism.
My mother has been as ufferer for
many years with rheumatism." says
W. W. Howard. of Husband. Pa. "At
times she was unable to move at all.
while at all times walking was painful.
I presented her with a bottle of
Chamberlain's Pain Balm and after a
few applications she decided it was
the most wonderful pain reliever she
had ever tried, in fact, she is never
without it now and is at all times able
to walk. An occasional application of
Pain Balm keeps away the pain that
she was formerly troubled with." For
sale by Smith Drug Co., Newberry.
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That's What Hurts.
Tom: "I hate to cali on a girl who
can't do anything but indulge in smal
Dick: "Yes. especiolly if what she
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"In the spring of igoi my children
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W. Capps, of Capps, Ala. "I usea
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy with
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Baxter read only the Bible and
best enjoyed the prophecies of Isaih
and the Psalms.
"I wonder wvhy it is that Mormon
women make so little complaint about
"It's easily explained,'.' said the el
der who was taking advantage of the
opportunity afforded by an investi
gation to lecture. "When a man takes
another wife she is glad to get him
while her predecessor is so glad to
get rid of him, that there is no indig
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