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DAVIS PLAYS POKER.
Sits In a Game Every Night Withot
A Washington dispatch says tho
should Henry G. Davis be elected t
the vice presidency and afterwar
succeed to the presidency the grea
American game of draw poker woul
of necessity become a regular institr
tion in the white house. There i
seldom an evening except on Sur
days. when Mr. Davis is in his hon
at Elkins that the regular poke
game is omitted. An evening ma
is received at Elkins about dini
time. There is an outgoing mail ea
ly the next morning. This makes
necessary for Mr. Davis to devot
the early part of the evening to reaC
ing and answering his corespondenc
and deciding upor business propoz
tions that may be submitted to hir
in the evening mail.
He gets through all of this by i
o'clock and at that hour he. the men
bcrs of his family and guests wh
may be in the house assemble abou
a tabic in the ut>per hall. A dec
of cards and a box of chips ar
brought out and the game begin:
It lasts until i o'clock, after whic
hour five jack pots are played.
White chips are worth a quarte
and the reds and blues in proportior
and the amount of money that woul
change hands in an evening over th
table would be large if real mone
was played for. As it is, everybod
quits even. Mr. Davis has neve
staked a cent on a card game in hi
life, but plays with as much zest a
if money were involved. He find
that this evening game takes his min
off his business and enables him t
The other recreations of the vic
presidential candidate are walkin:
and riding horseback. He is up earl:
every morning, and whether he i
in the city or in the country, h
takes a long walk before breakfas1
At his home, in Elkins, and elsewhere
wherever it is possible, Mr. Davi
takes a long horseback ride every ai
"Because I am a railroad man.
said George Gould. "railroad happer
ings and incidents interest me. M
friends, aware of this, bring m
whatever odd railroad news the
come upon. Thus I heard th
other day of a good revenge.
"It seems that at a suburban statio
a train was starting off one mornin,
when an elderly man rushed acros
the platform and jumped on one c
the slowly moving cars.
"The rear end brakeman, who wa
standing. by, reached up. grabbed th
old man's coat tails and pulled hir
off the train.
"'There,' he said sternly, 'I hay
saved your life. Don't ever try t
jump on like that again.
" Thank you,' said the old ma
calmly. 'Thank you for your thought
ful kindness. It is three hours ti
the next train, isn't it?'
-Three and a quarter,' said th
"The long train meanwhile ha
been slowly gliding by, slowly gathi
ering speed. Fnally the last car ap
peared. This was the brakeman's ca
the one for which he had been wail
ing, and, with the easy grace thati
born of long practice he sailed majesti
tally on to it.
"But the old gentleman seized hir
by the coat and with a strong jer
pulled him off, at the same time say
Lady Henry Somerset in New Yor
A wvoman I knew in Londan onc
did a very strange thing. - She wa
visiting in the slums. and had to cal
at a house that wvas known to have
It was one of those high tenemen
houses. and the woman had knocke
at the door, when suddenly she rc
membered that she had with . he
$250 in gold in her purse, and tha
the girl she had come to see live
at the very top of this disreputabl
While she was still amazedI at he
folly in coming t. ,uch a place wit
u~n:ch money in her purse. th
ton'.or~'she sa::. a:'d T han~ S25
iii d m:: in prse. WVould you b
so good as to take charge of it for
me till I come down again?" i n
t She put the purse into his hand and b(
went upstairs. She was gone some
time. and when she came down there
t stood the man. the purse in one hand
an(l his cap in the other. She thank
d ed him simply. took the purse and
t w\ent h(Olle.
d waited to see the effect of my
ti)rv. One woman was too shocked
s to speak.
- An,ther said: "How sillev!"
e A third said: "And how much was
r left of the Sb:o?
1 N,t one of them saw the meaning b
r -f the tale.
-No one of them realized the won
t 1:rful beauty of the woman's faith.
e Not one of them saw what she had
- doin for the man. ni
e Thief. blackguard. doubtless he
- was all these things. but for the rest tr
Of his life, how he would remember
and bless the woman who had made
o him a hero for half an hour.
- They asked me what I thought of C
the story. I said I admired the wo
t man's courage. courage, to trust to a a
e How foolish, how blind we are not
to believe. There is not one of us
who cannot remember incidents of in
this kind. "Charity never faileth"
r we only half believe it. We call up
tales of ingratitude, or deceit and
i fraud, cases where we fear charity .
e did fail. or did our action fail because
" we had not charity enough?
r Slow Going. of
s Dr. James M. Anders, of Philadel- CO
phia, who recently pointed out that N<
very violent athdetic exercises had a Ft
harmful effect upon the arteries of DI
3 the young. said the other day: C1
"I should like to see all the more
violent forms of athletics reduced to
the moderation that a fat friend of
- mine advocates. In
s "My friend is six feet tall and Di
weighs 290 pounds. Cne day a slim A(
youth said to him: Di
'You. I fancy, can't do much in p
the way of running.' R
" 'Oh. I don't know.' my friend re
plied. 'Would you like to race me
for a dinner?'
'Indeed. I would.' said the other, ba
and he gave a loud, mocking laugh. m
- " 'Well,' said my friend, 'I carry
about 150 pounds more weight than 19
e you. and that, in a hundred-yard dash, Al
ought to entitle me to five yards
I" 'I'll give you five yards handicap.'
Ssaid the slim youth. -
"'And will you let me choose my
f " 'Gladly.'
"The two, with a half dozen wvit
s nc'sses, started forth at once for the
e race. My friend led the crowd on
i ward tiil he came to a very long and
nai row alley. He walked into it for
e a distance of nyve yards. Then he halt
> ed. Me. blocked the alley uip com
pletely: between the tall brick walls
ai there was just room for his burly
- shouders and no more.
1 Take your place five yards be
hind me.' he said to his opponent,
e 'and when I count three, start. Butj
you can take your time. I am going
I to take mine.'
~ Her Vari-Colored Hair.
r Town Topics.
~Oh. Mabel was loved by Jack
s W'hen Mabel's hair was brown:
But Mabel went and dyed her hair.
And Jack wvent out of town.
Then Mabel was adored by Tom
\When Mabel's hair was gold:
But Mabel once more dyed her locks,
And Tommy's love grew cold.
Next Mabel captured Willie's heart,
e Then Mabel's hair was red:
R ut when she sought a change of hair
iWhy. Willie qtuickly fled.
And now poor Mabel's quite alone.
t No men are on the scene;
IFrr what with all those mixtures, oh,
- Poor Mabel's hair is green!
.1 hicgo Done to a Turn.
Friend-That new novel of yours mi
rstrikes me as being rather crisp.
A\uthor-WVell. it oughL to be. The
critics hiaven't dlone a thing but roast
- D -"i )S! tbe ziaraffe have a longj
a Jull-"Yes, he had a sore throat."q
The Quakers are most numerous
Indiana. where they have a mem
:rship of 92,998, but their gain last
-ar was only 398.
The summer girl was probably
>rn with an ice cr :n spoon in her
Vhen a man bets with a woman
always loses whether he wins or
Very few girls bother much over a
-oken heart. They always remem
r that if a man broke it there are
her men who can repair it.
It's pretty hard for a girl to get
ad with a man for trying to (10 what
e would be madder about if ' he
ied it with some other girl.
The negro model town of Buxton
anada. founded during the days of
e *underground railrod." is now
The business of the general ses
)ns court this week was conducted
an admirable manner by Special
idge James Y. Culbreath. of the
Of the condition of The Commercial
mk of Newberry, S. C., at the close
business June 30, 1904. Published ac
rding to an Act of General Assembly.
>tes discounted ......,....... $302,210 73
Lrniture and fixtures....... 3,051 93
ie from banks. ......... ..... 4,525 58
rerdrafts ........................ 4 823 09
sh and cash items............ 10,935 65
Lmtal stock..... .. ............ $ 50,006 0(
'ividual deposits ............ 174,334 9(
vidends unpaid............... 2,437 5(
:crued interest................ 1,279 Si
cpense, Due July 1st, ..... 1,233 34
ze banks......................... 3,347 O(
ofits. ............................. 27,914 8S
discounted............ 65,000 0(
Personally appeared before me Z. F.
right, Cashier of the above namec
nk, who swears that the above state.
nt is correct to the best of his knowl
ge and belief. Z. F. Wright, Ca- hier.
Sworn to before me this 6th dayof July
04. J Y. McFall, Notary Public.
0. B. Mayer,
Jno. M. Kinard, IDirectors.
LW. Floyd, '
il buy either of the below men
Two pounds of Good Rice.
One pound of Good Parched Coffee.
Two boxes of Potted Ham.
Three pounds of Best Flour.
Two dozen Fruit Jar Rubbers.
Two yards of 4-4 Bleaching.
Four pounds of A. H. Soda.
One box of Good Salmon.
I plug of Good Chewing Tobacco.
orth 15 cents.
Two packages of Fine Tea.
One box Pineapple.
Lots and lots of other things toc
nerous to mention
Come and See Vs
*Hair & I
Every article in the
* order to repair Stor
* sell everything Low [
, If you want a skirt c
+ buy it for less and gel
* Lot Ladies and children's sa
" Oral and flat top Pearl Bu
" Satin Taffeta Ribbon wort!
No. 80, Taffeta in white ai
+ ' 20c. yd., at 10c. yd.
* " White India Linerl, worth
4 " Silk Mulls, white and black,
" Swiss Embroideries worth
" Lot White Checked Dimit;
11 yds. best Lonsdale Camb
The Right P
Are my long suit.
except bad ones.
stamp and an indE
inglinen for 40 c
other good things.
+ 1334 Main Street,
Foundry and I
Anvils, Ardirons, Sash
* Cotton Mill Casti
We repair Engin<
MAIL OBDERS RECEIVE 01
f su hur e erd isc ve re li efa
Wri:.e for booklet on thie c::rntiv andc
HNCeOK IQD SnUi CLPI
house reduced in
e Room. We will .
)own in Price.
ome where you can +
: lining free.
ndals at your price.
ttons worth 1 Oc. at 5c. doz. *
i 25c., 15c yd.
id black, worth 15 and
12 1-2c., at 8c. yd.
worth 35c., at 12 1-2c. yd .
10 and 20c. yd., at 8 1-3c
r and Muslin at half price *
1 make any kind *
I furnish a new *
Ilible pad for mark- *
:ents. I have some
J. WILSON GIBBE8,
e Supplies, etc.
Columbia, S. C.
LAURENS, S. C.
Weights, Cane Mills,
iers, Grate Bars.
Made to Order.
gs A Specialty.
as, Boilers, Gins,
JR PROMPT ATTENTION.
rble diseases. But the sulphur must
bsozrbedb the skin an byrthe diges
T a certain cure thatHw aat it
at, Cutst, znd all diseases of the scalp.
pen "rc~ . i'i . R.aw Surfaces.
to s ' ilet i u)ses es .
R O. Baltimore_ Md.