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WHOLE STATE KNOWS DAVIS.
Every Citizen of West Virginia Can
No man in WNe-t Virginia is so
well known all over thar state as
Henry Gassaway Davis. the Demo
cratic nominee for vice-president.
says Independen:. It may be doubced
whether he conld call every man. wo
man and child in :h po-pulation by
name. but i: w'.u!d rot be wholly un
sate to g::e- :ha: here are iew of
either class who d. :o: fiel suffncient
lv acuainte w-h him :o address
hin fre-elv in any ;,ace where they
meet. for he i, extI-i-m democratic
in manners. Whe he travels on the
Baltimore an( Oi* railroad. which
passes throuh hi liis field of
labor. he en.ior; a centcinuous leve
from the tiI 'he noards the train
until he leaves Lcoa do you do.
Mr. Davis?" G morning. Mr.
Da-%-s." w. Dnvis.it's a long
time since I've e yo -these are
the rattling -o.-cy -e- reetings as uas
sengers enter n u s car. Anr
the old geme : * rrv at a loss
for a responIse. Ifhe cannot always
remember th-e name cf: a fellow pas
s2nger. he usually manages to recall
the fact that a brother once worked
for him. or that a cousin lives in
such-and-such a :ow. or something
else which hac enough of the nature
of identification to answer practical
needs. Not a few of the voung peo
ple who meet him call him Grandpa
Davis, catching the title from the
lusty sons of Stephen B. Elkins'
broo'd, who derive the right to apply
it through the maternal lines.
The First Matches.
The first really efncient lucifer
match must be put to the credit of
John WNeber. of Stockton-on-Tees.
who in 1827 placed them on the mar
ket under the name of "congreves."
in compliment to Sir William Con
greve.'the inventor of the war rocket.
These matches were sold for a shill
ing a box, which contained, besides
a few dozen of the matches, a little
piece of folded sandpaper, through
which each split of wood had to be
drawn before it could be made to in
flame. An original tin box stamped
With the royal arms and bearing the
ord "Congreve," is preserved as a
riosity in one of the London mu
As in the case of all o'ther indus
tries this was initiated by hand labor
alone. The splints of wood were no
doubt originally dipped in the igni
ting composition one by one, but sub
sequently they were tied up in bun
'dies and dipped en bloc, the workman
giving each bundle a twist with his
hands so that the end of each split
would be free to move to a certain
extent, and absorb a little more of
the compound than it would if kept
The next advance was to fix the
splints in a frame so that each was
separated from its neighbor, and this
frame, containing about :.50o match
es, would be brought down upon a
marble slab upon which the compo
sition was spread. The dipped match
es, still in their frame, would then be
dried in air for a few hours and after
ward placed in a heated chamber to
complete their dissication. Marshal
labor, as will presently be seen, is
now almost wholly dispensed with in
the manufacture of matches. ~The
employment of yellow phosphorus
for the charging of matches made the
industry a very unhealthy one, and
the work people, if not ir the best of
health, ran a risk of contracting a
terrible disease known as necrosis oi
the jaw bone, the vulgar name for
which was "phossy jaw.' With im
provements in manufacture this evil
has been eliminated.
"Some folks." said Uncle Eben, "is
so partic'iar 'bout givin' de devil his
d'ie dat dey fohgits dar is a heap of
hones' an' well-meaning' people need
in' a little encouragement.--Wash
Little Girl Fights an Alligatr
~Wor:mans H-ome Companion.
A frail. slender. girl. Miss Nelcin.
one fine night early in Apri. 1903. s:st
quietly beside her mother. From
e etroom where the two' -ittle
c been left playing came
a strange grating sound. The odler
sister stepped to the door between
the two apartments. only to turn pale
with dismay and horror. for there,
fast asleep on the hearth-rug. lay the
little brother and sister, and crawvling
a great, slimy alligator, evidently at
tracted to the house by the hope of
young kittens or puppies, wriggled and
writhed. Its wicked, stony eyes,
grim with baleful light, were fixed
on the unconscious babies, and the
wide jaws, open and ponderous. drip
ped with the foam of eager. unsatis
lied greed. Frantically calling to the
dogs outside the front door to enter
and help h-r the brave girl caught up
the large lamp that stood just with
in the m11other's room. and hlurled it
fni! at the horrible. gapping jaws.
1Then leaping asideC to escapeL :maick
he rselfi. The sppe( quick as h.ug.
:mdl t ed lpon the high1 bed in th
c rn er the suddenlyv rou sed a:ad
r: -htened cliiidren. She t-:rned fi-r1m
thi i a,k m:21d that the infuriatedl aili
ar.diverted from its o'riinal nar
e. andi c4nfs'1"ed by the unexr'ted
attack. h,ad dashed strai-ht dhrou:h
the npen d0or and made its way to
he be(!ide of the helpless. terri;:ied
nwther. \Vithout a second's hesita
tn the d(evot ed daughter rushed to
A shovel of hot coals from the
;-lowing tire thrown dir,,tly against
the vicoVs eyes of the angry creature
_nly served to strengthen and inten
,siy his fury. Apparently his entire
will was now bent upon the destruc
tion of the helpless woman on the
bed. The awful. snapping jaws were
within a few feet of her body when
the desperate Alice. returning from
the kitchen with the stout ax that
had just recurred to her memory.
sank it to the helve in the thick neck.
Narrowly escaping severe injury in
the death-struggle that followed, all
but fainting with nervousness and
conflicting emotions. the brave girl
followed this blow by others no less
telling and doughty. When the still
quivering. but no longer murderous,
creature had been reduced to absolute
impotence the entire house looked as
though it had been wrecked by van
dals, and the weary conqueror found
herself suffering from many bruises.
W~orff'IF&i ---- lit. Loulis
Choice of Routes,
Through Pullman Sleepers,
Stop-overs allowed at Western
North Carolina Summer Re
sorts and other points.
Low Excursion Tickets.
For full information or World's
Fair literature apply to any
agent Southern Railway, or
R. W. HUNT,
Div. Pass. Agent
Charleston, 5, C..
Mrs. Laura S. Webb,
Vice-President Womain' Demno
eratie Clubs of Northern Oio.
"I dreaded the change of life which
was fast approaching. I nocticed Wine
of Cardui, and decided tc try a bot
tie. I experienced so:nic relief the
first month, so I kept on taking it for
three months arid now I meatstruate
with no pain and I shall ta :, it off and
on now until I have pased the climax."
Female weakmess, disordered
menses, fallinz of the womb and
ovarian troubles do not wear off.
They fe!!tow a won:an to the change
Iof life. Do not wait but take Wine
of Cardui now and a'.oid the trou
ble. Wine of aa never fails
to benesCt a .wf:h:2~ wvboan of
any age h-2Gd:irlee
MIrs. WV vM'I 1 -::s u in.da- ~
6f lie 'drs. v. -, a etr wiUl
mean more to vou thant it does d
now. But you niay now avoid the ~
sufferinct vlie en:;e. D)rugzists
Ssell $l liottles of Wine of Cardui.
Sown at the last working
of the Corn or Cotton Crop,
can be plowed under the following
April or M1ay in time to plant corn
or other crops the same season.
Crimson Clover prevents winter
leaching of the soil, is equal in fer
tilizing' value to a good application
of stable manure and will wonder
fully increase the yield and (ial
itv of corn or other crops which
follow it. It also makes splendid
winter and spring grazing, fine
early green feed, or a good hay
crop. Even if the crop is cut off,
the action of the roots and stubble
improve the land to a marked de
Write for price and special cir
cular telling about seeding etc.
T,W,Wood & Sons, Seedsimen,
RICHMOND, - VIRGINIA.
Wood's Descriptive Fall Catalog, ready
about August Ist. tells all about Farm
and Vegetable Seeds for Fall plant
ing. Mailed free on request.
Illinois Central Railroad
DIRECT ROUTE TO THE
ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION,
TWO TRAINS DAILY.
In connection with W. & A. R. R. 8
N. C. & S. L. Ry fom Atlanta
Lv Atlanta 8.25 a m Ar St.Louis 7.of
Leave Atlanta 8.25.A. M.
Arrive St. Louis 7.08 A. M.
Leave Atlanta 8.30 P. M.
Arrive St. Louis 7.36 P. M.
With Through Sleeping Cars
ROUTE OF THE FAMOUS
Carrying the only morning sleeping
car from Atlanta to St. Louis. This
car leaves Jacksonville daily, 8.o5 P
in., Atlanta 8:25 a. mn., giving you th<
entire day in St. Louis to get located
For rates from your city, World':
Fair Guide Book and schedules
sleeping car reservations, also foi
boook showing hotels and boarding
houses, quoting their rates, write tc
IFRED D. MILLER,
ITraveling Passenger Agey.
No. I N. Pryor St., Atlanta. (A.
Newberry, S. C.
Capital - - - $56 00(
Surplus - - - 19 50(
since organization 21,00(
'Paid Depositors in
ment since oi'
garnzation - - $9,20(
A man working by the day is pai<
for the time he puts in at u ork, bu
when that ma~n saves a dollar for hi:
day's labor it works for him nighIts
as well as days; never lays off 01
account of bad weather and neve:
gets sick. but goes righlt on earn
ing him an income It's a nic<
thing to work for money, but it'
much nicer to have money working
for you. Try it--open a saving
account with us and get some mone'
working for you. Make a deposii
in the Savings departmnent todaj
and let it begin to work for you
interest computed at 4 per cen1
*annorY i anr1 July i of each year
AIR LINE -
Two Daily Pullman Ves
r': nSOUTH ar
The Best Rates and Roi
Via Richmond and V
Norfolk and Steam
Louis, Chicago, Ne
Points South and South3
and Jacksonville and
POSITIVELY THE SHOR
M-For detailed information
man reservations, etc., appl:
board Air Line Railway, or J
Passenger Agent, Columbia
C. F. STEWART, A
Western and At
To St. Louis and all po
west. Three Solid Trai
Palace Sleeping Cars,
Only through car set
go, withou ch a'ig
Close connections rr
Seaboard Air Line Rally
Railway and the SouthE
For map folders or othi
THOS. R. Jor
-No. I Nohth Pry
H. F. Smith, 4
.(Eastern Standard Time.)
Schedule in Effect January 10th, 1904
I840 am Lv Atlata (s.A.I.) Ar.S5pm
103pm Abbevile 0pm
2 lpm Ar Clinton (Dn'r) Ly. 2 4o pm
100am LvGenprngAr 4 00pm
1 3irv Ar TezsDn'r Lv 2pm
D ly D'ly D'Iy D'ly D'ly D'1)
70 7O$ 209 Lv Lauren- Ar i5 0' 600
725 7 8 209 !'.r- 142 85' 55C
8 45 7 'o0 22 CTtte. 130*33 525
7:t 8- 2.4 "-nar 1 09 745 43t;
~5l$8 254 Jaipa 125 5 2 40
1 .*0 40 8 10 N ewherr-v 1 43 7 95 3 4.
1 248 9" . 334 'S!i.gs 3218 62 250;
1 10 9 "5 ~339 Mouratsin 12 14 6 20 24 4C
(05 9 .55 4 01 White Rock 1 53 5 50 2 02
225 *034 v.7 Ekil~entine 148 541 15.
3 330.045 1 45 O'clu-..bin '.119 5% 00 1 0
4 45 1120
4 55 LvColnambia (A.O.L,,)Ar 11 00
6 20 Sumter 9 21
B3Arha rles.on L. 60n
-- EAST -- WEST.
;tibuied Limited Trains
id NEW YORK.
qG CAR SERVICE,
ite to all Eastern Cities
Vashington, or via
ers. To Atlanta,
is, Louisville, St.
yi Orleans, and All
all points in Florida
TEST !NE BETWEEN
rates, schedules, Pull
to any agent of The Sea
os. W. Stewart, Traveling
;st. Geal. Pass. Agt.,
. Louis Railroad.
ints West and North
ns Daily with Pullman
Atlanta to St. Louis,
vice, Atlanta to Chica
ade at Atlauta with the!
ay. Central of Georgia.
~rn Railway trains.
~r information write to~
es, T. P. A..,
or St., Atlanta, Ga.
)has. E. Harmon,
Gen. Pass. Ageut.
rllestOe am! WesterRl Garolina RMy go
Augusta anid Ashevlle Short Line.
(Schedule in effect August 1, 1908.)
(Read Down.) (Bed Up1
12.46 pm......Lv Newberry...... Ar 30--pm
1.50 pm ..... Ar Laurens.........Lv 2.02pm
2.07 pm...Lv Lauren...Ar KSU p
3.30 pm.....Ar Spartanburg... Lv I2s01pm
3.40 pm......Lv Spartanburg..,.. Ar 3O.25 am.
5.22pm..Ar aluda-.... Lv . 39am
8.I1 pm......Ar Hendersonville Lv 3.0&'am
7.15 pm.......Ar Asheville...... Lv 7.05 am
12.48 pm.Lv Newberry (C.N.aL.) 930 pm
1.50 pm.Ar Laurens........Ly 2.00 pm
1.55 pm..LvLarens--~......Ar 1.4 im
2.51lpm...A Genod......Lv 12.fpm
5.20 'm....Ar Augusta---......L 10.10 am
2.35pm....Lv Augusta.............r 12.20 am
6.30 pm...Ar Beaufort..........Lv 7.15 a.m
8.45 pm....Ar Port Royal......Lv 7.05 amn
12 46 pm.Lv N~ewberry (a N.&L)Ar 3.10-pm
1 50pm.....r-Laurena .........v 2.0'4pm
2 09pm..Lv Laurnu .......... At .95 pm
3.25 pm....Ar Greenville.......Lv 12.35 pm
For further information relative to ratesg
3te., call on, or address
GEO. T. BRY -4 Gen. Ar. Greenvmle, 8. C.
E RNE -T WIL LIA MS, Seni. Pass. Agt
T. M. r n Traffic Manager.
SLUE RIDG;E RAILl ROAD.
H, V. BEA'CTIE, Receiver.
In EIfect J une 8, 1902.
.Uetween Andterson a9d Waihalla.
3AB?BOUND WESTBo UND
to. 9. No. 12 Statione. No.1] No..,
. M. A.M. P.M. A.NM
3 10 9 55....Belton........320 10 5
2 48 9 33....Anderon F. D.....340 1111
280 9 30..Anderson P.D.....345 190
..... 9 09.....Denver....... 359 ....
.....855...Pendleton ..... 413..,.
..... 8 44......Adams.......4 g...
... 8 28 ..Jordania Junct... 4 -S....
4 40 ....