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WOULD THEY DON TROUSERS
One of the Obstacles to Postmaster
McKay's Proposed Innovation.
Washingian P-. *z
Press diptCce anno~uncing that
P.stmatr McKay. of De Moines.
t*wn have car-r eon2i'erable ime'ir
e,- at the p1t,ce department. Mr.
McKay's re%uet has not yet been re
ceived and when it does arrive Post
master General Pavne w%i*l be in some
what of a quandary.
Sentiment in the department is
:ngly against allowing the use of
women carriers. but careful search of
the regulations reveals the fact that
there is nothing there to prohibit
them except that according to the
regulations *hev would have to wear
trousers if employed. In fact, there
is nothing in any part of the regula
tions prohibiting women from enter-!
ing any branch of the service, and the
fair sex are to be found in almost
every sort of work connected with
postoffices, except the delivery -sys
Even in connection with the deliv
ery system there a-. a number of
cases where women have been known
to take care of rura. routes. In fact
in the list of appointments made re
cently in the rural mail service the
names of three women appear among
the substitutes, as follows: Cora M.
McCoy. Muscatine. Ta.: Mildred W.
Blackmer. Cortland, N. Y.. and Mrs.
Sidney 0. Curtiss,. New London, 0.
In each case the woman is the wife of
T!:c regular carrier. Siniliar appoint
ments have been made before and
tha- these women have be-en fuund'
ciicient in taking care of the route
2n case of the illness of the regular
carrier is a well-known fact.
Nevertheless. it was stated posi
.i,ely at the department yes terdav
that Postmaster McKav's id"*a of in
troaiucing wcmen as city carriers
would he hearti:v disc,u-raged when
his request fIr permission to do so
Postmast.r 'lcKay dedares that he
has found w-e:n m re p)rompt. deC
pendable. anid capab)le in other posi
tions about the -ftlce than men. and
therefore he beier(5 that ther wotild
be so as carriers.
After appealing to Mr. McKay's
sense of propriety, the officials at the
department may fall back upon that
section of the regulation which deals
with the uniform requiired, in order
to debar the ladies. This section is
plain and unmistakable in its inten
tion to apply to men only, and reters
without reserve to "pants," vests, and
coats. One paragraph, it is true,
might apply to hoth sexes-that is.
the one in which letter carriers are
permittdl to wear "shirt waist)" dur
ing the hut summer months.
"The exam inati. n and physical
q:ualticatiomns a!-o might pr 've a
stumbling bl'.ck fo r the ladies." said
ain oficial in the ' 'nee of the fourth
assistant p':mna-t er general. "The
appliicants are all put through a very
rigor''us e xami:nat:' n to provye their
strength. One .'f the qumalitications
being the ability to hop a certain dis
tance fr''m' the ri' 'r on one foot
twelve times without :ouching the
other fiot to the grou'tnd. WVhile the
gentler -ex ar-: :wt speci!!cally bar
red. I am afraid they will not do."
Absent Minded, Indeed.
Miss May Sutton, of Pasadena, the
new women's tennis champion, for
got her racquet at the King's County
Tennis club of Broklyn.
"I am absent minded." she said,
laughing: "as absent minded as one
of the instructors at the University
"This gentleman was left at home
alone one evening with the children.
His wife knew he was at work upon
a magazine article on the subject of
Shintoism or the Memphian hierogly
ado,though she dreaded his absent
mindedness. she thought it would be
"W hen she returned, about 9
o'clock. The house was very still. She
had left the children playing. but now
they were nowhere to be seen. She
asked what had become of them, and
the professor said that their noise had
disturbed him, and he had put them
"'I hope they gave you nio trouble,'
"One did.' the profesor answer
ed. "The one in the cot there fought
like a young tiger when I went to un
(dres- him. -] e kicked and screamed
ml hit.\ Ahad chili. I got him in.
:h :nd. ara :m fast. Te hI(wl(d
a~t. w .h n n h r ' h foll
ir .. V. i tx i.
The Mortorman's Rebuke.
1h ere is at least (,ne mortf nmnan in
t 'wn wll<> haS a senlse of humor
idN%i who can take delays phil.;,phi
:alIy wtliout cussing. remarks the
Kew York Sun. The other dar a
s'man. one of the artistic sort.
:ame out of Carnegie Hall. At the
zane istant. her friend, also artistic.
:ame out of an apartment hotel on
:he opposite side of Seventh avenue.
lliev rushed to mee: each othed and
net right in the iiiddle of the car track
ind in front of a car tha~t was just
,etting under way. Then the women
;topped and began to say a few yards
)f things to each other. The car s'Eop
'ed. too. but the women didn't seem
:o realize that i't was there at all until
:he motorman leaned over the dash
)oard and asked very gently: "Lad
es woula you like for me to give you
I couple of chairs?"
New Orleans Times Democrat.
"The story of the parrot that gnaw
:d the wooden box reminds me of an
,ther parrot of which I heard a good
zt.'ry during the past week." said a
man wh is inmerested in bird life.
.he bird was left out of his cage. as
:snai. in the n'rninz. and began to
aiie his moirring S... The mem
>er- f th,. e '~.mily h1Zave becrole used
hnseeing him c!heb up and doxWn
:arlitengto the conversation
m!"d ad,ing a wx,! or two now and
hen nis wn accnnt. Nobody
aix' any:emitn to the bird as he
walke. <t k c n . n the doors leading
III 1'ck vard and prceed to
sj.-ythe m'1rng air. ie rats have
envery a:mt,yvng at the' place in
stion f.r w'me time 'a-1. and :e1
>tui!y ha- bou ght a asp trap which
Y*tIaranteedI to hold the animal fast
Nithin its clutches. InquLisitive Pol
y had to investigate the trap. which
ay in the yard near the gutter, with
i fresh piece of choice American
cheese dangling from the hook.
W\hether the cheese attracted the
parrot, or whether it was simply cur
osity wxhi ch prompted the bird to
miake a thorough inv estigation of the
object. and to paw~ at the trap, get
:ing nearer and nearer to the "snappy
part." when-hing wvent the spring
and the parrot's head was caught
indl held in the trap. The family
aere startled to hear the poor par
rot shrieking with pain and giv'ing
1ll sorts of distress signals. Several
>erSons ran out and, to their surprise.
oundl that the p)arrr)t had b)een caug~ht]
n the rat tr'ap. They extric.ated ce
im, and bey-ond having a fewv feath
-r5 ta:ken from his h:ead. he was un-I
njuredl. The parrot has taken ser
ral in rning strolls since. but he
~hans the trap with impressive con
Swallowing a Farm.
TPhis is Bob Burdette. the well
"M homieless iriend with the chr -
m'atic n-e, wile yout are stirring
up the -ugai' in a 10-cent glass oft
in le e giv'e yon a fact to.wash
lown with it. You may s:ay von
have longed for y'ears for the tree.
independent life ofI a tarmer, but
ou have never been able to get
enouigh money to buy a farm. But
there is where y'ou are mistaken. For
some years von have been drinking
a good, improved farm at the rate of
one htundred square feet' at a gulp.
If v'otu doubt this statement figure
it out for y'ourself. An acre of land
contains 43.560 square feet. Estima
ting. fuid convenience, the land at
43.56 an acce. you~t will see that it
brinlgs the land just 'Tne mill pJer
squlare foot. Nxow pour down the
lery dose and imagine you ai swxxar
lo wing a straxwberry patch. Call
in five of y'otur friends and hav'e them
gulp) dlown that nyve hundred foot
gardlen. Get on a prolonged spree
some day and see howx long it wviil
take v'ou to swallow a pasture land5
to feed a cow. Put doxwn that glass i
of gin: there is dirt in it-three hun
dred feet of good, rich dirt--worth]
Sown at the last working
4 of the Corn or Cotton Crop,
c:n he plowed under the following
A pril or May in time to plant corn
-r other crops the same sea.on.
Crimwon Clover prevents winwr
Slea.tChing of the soil, is equal in fer
*t ilizing value to a good application
' of stable manure and will wonder
fully increase the yield and qual
Aty of corn or other -?rops 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, Seedsmen,
RIClIMOND, - VIRGINIA.
Wood's Descriptive ?aU Catalog, ready
about August 1Bt, tells all about Farm
and Vegetable Seeds for Fall plan:
ing. Mailed free on request.
Illinois Central Railroad
DIRECT ROUTE TO THE
ST, LOVWS EXPOSITION,
TWO TRAINS DAILY.
n ccnnection with W. & A. R. R. &
N. C. & S. L. Ry fom Atlanta
V Atlanta 8.2; a ni Ar St.Louis 7.08
Leave Atlan,,a 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
ar from Atlanta to St. Louis. This
ar leaves Jacksonville daily, 8.o5 p.
n., Atlanta 8:25 a. mn.. giving you the
~ntire dlay in St. Louis to get located.
For rates from rour city. World's
~air Guide Book and schedules,
leeping car reservation:-, also ior
ook showin~g hotels and boariling
ouses. (unoting their rates. write to
FRED D. MILLER,
Traveling Passenger Agent.
No. 1N. Prvor St.. Atlanta. Ga.
Newberry, S. C.
Drganli2e i. i896.
Capital - - - $50,000
Surplus - - - 19,500
since organization 21,000
Paid Depositors in
ment since or
gamization - - $9,200
A man working by the d? y is paid
or the time he puts in at ork but
when that man saves a dollar for his
ay's labor it w'orks for him nights,
is well as days; never lays off on
ccount of bad weather and never
ets sick, but goes right on earn
ng him an income It's a nice
hing to work for money, but it's
nuch nicer to have money working
or you. Try it- open a savings
Iccount with us and get some money
working for you. Make a deposit
n the Savings department today
ad let it begin to work for you.
nterest computed at 4 per cent
ranry 1 and July i of each year
POINTS OF EXCELLENCE:-IIigh Standard. Ab
ity Nicthods. Finle E.quti p-.1nit.Spedd .hay
t eupn e flealtlhfilic-. I1onor S.; teim. Fl! 1.itCr
De.:t*e' f A. 13. and A. M. Winnie b' . sc:1 - chiol of II
Lee Davis L
Cu e temalin. to tie degreeu of lIaThel r of Art-, I
.ihrary Rearling 'Roo:n. Lahora)torie, Lar:.e n.! C.
Nc-t sei he ins 4sept. :.For room- apply to '
I"i. aciress. The secretary of the Faculy.
Whiskey _ | Morphine I Ciga
Habit, I Habit, Ha
Cured_by Keeley Institute
,5:! Lady St. (or P. 0. Box 75,) Columbia. S. C.
Western and Atk
To St. Louis and all poin
west. Three Solid Train!
Palace Sleeping Cars, A
Only through car serv
go, withou n ii -
Close connections ma
Seaboard Air Line Railwa
Railway and the Souther.
For map folders or other
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No. I Nohth Pryo
H. F. Smith, Cl
+, Seashore E
+ Old Point 4
, Virginia Beach and
+ Wednesday, A
$ fromColumbia, Camden and C
from Denmark and F'airfax. Go<
' clutding September 1st, 1904. Dc
+ directions. SEABOARD A
* City Ticket Office 13
(E:isterl Slam!ard '' e.) -
Southbbound. Nort hboutr
seuIue in Effci. January ~1 l"?
STATloN S. 2
8 40 t.m L r Atlanta :1.3.L.) A r. 8 m pmr.
10 .3 am ;thens 8 ;N r' 3
12 03 tnmr Elberton 5 "
1 03 pmn Abbevi1b 4 05 n; -
L 28 on-. ( eeneno. j 1; m
2 5'r: A! Gin on iWrr Lv 2 I
10 00 am Lv Glenn Springs Ar 4 (K0 pm 2
12 01 pim Mpartanbirr. 3 'n pm 5
It 15rpm Greenville . 3 25p jm 2
(Harnis Sprin2gs) 6.
1 17 pm '.nterloo '2 20 pmi 6.
84 22 513 52 21 85 8.
D'Iy D'"y D'iy D'ly D'ly 15 -
ex ex ex ex
b'u'b Sun SnBr
am am pm pmp a t
710 700 202 Lv LanirenvAr 3 50 90 60
725 7 0 209 Park. 1 42 851 55O0
845 710 221 Clinton 130 830 5.25
9 15 7 50 3 34 Goldv4lle 13J6 300 4 45 ,
7 3 800) 2 41 Kinard 109 745 4 30
9f: 8 09 2 49 Gary 103 7 35 4 40 -
950 818 204 Jalapa 1258 725 405
11i'0 840 310 Newberrv 1243 795 345 10
1232 902 324 Pros3perit? 1228 941 305
1248 918 334 Sighr. 1'a18 6 26 2501
110 925 339 1: Wountain 1214 620 2 40
I ]40 940 351 Chapin 1203 605 22,
I155 950 357 Rilton 1156 555 2(6!
205 955 4011 White Roch 1153 550 200
I22510 04 407 BallentinL il148 541 15o BA
25511917 4 17 Irmio 1139 .528 132
3051026 423~ Leaphart.. 1132 519 119
39010 45 4 45 oolumbia 1115 500 ll og NC
A. C.L. 3
4 45 11 20 -
4 5LvColumbia (A..C.L.)Ar 1100 --
6 20 Bumtr 9 21 ----
80 Arari(g,1 n .Lmv..
re for Women,
le Fac ty t T:h: . In:tru7c;t: on. I ' i er.
tyf):v. N cx .\s.t.
odge, A. M., Ph. D.. President.
GI?1EENVILLE, S. C.
)EDWIN McNEAL POTEAT,
o. I :I. T. CMak. .>r '.ta lo u e or in >r: .
rette _ All Drug and Tobacco
of South Carolina.
Confidental correisponder.ce solicited.
ts West and North
3 Daily with Pullman
tlanta to Si. Louis,
ice, Atlanta to Chica
de at Atlauta with the
.y. Central of Georgia
n Railway trains.
information write to
s, T. P. A.,
r St., Atlanta, Ga.
ias. E. Harmon,
Gen. Pass. Ageut.
Ocean View, Va., *
heraw. Sio-So Round Trip *
>d returning until and in
uble Daily service in both
23 Main St. Phone 574. *
usta aid Asheville Short Line.
ead Down.) (Read UTp)
0A r o.....Lv Newberry ........ Ar .'0 pm
10 pmr Ar Laurens....... Lv -2.02pm
)7 pm....Lv LaurenA.. ....Ar 1.30o pm
10 pm...Ar Spartan burg..Lv I201 pm
~0 pm...Lv Spartanburg..Ar 10.253 am
12 pm....Ar Saluda.........Lv 3. 39 am
[: p......Ar Hfendersonville Lv .3.05 am
pi m....Ar &sheville...... Lv 7.05 am
6 pm....Lv Newberry (C.N.a&..) 3 10 pm
0 pr...Ar Laurens............ Ly 2.02 pm
5pm ... Lv Laureus..........A r L45 tm
1 pm..Ar Greenwood ......Lv 12.44 pm
.0 :m..Ar Augusta...........Lv 10.10 am
~5pm..Lv Augusta..........Ar 12.20 am
0 p-ra.. r Bqaufort. .........7 7.15 ar4
~5 pm..Ar Port Royal .....Lv 7.05 am
46 pm..Lv Newberry (0.i.a&.)Ar .3.10 pm~
50 pm..Ar Laurens ..........Lv 2.02 pm
9 pm..LvLaurAna ..........A7 1...?pnt
?,5 pm..Ar Greenville..... Lv 12.15 pm
or farther information relative to rates.
.call on, or address
kCO. T. BR~Y A1, Gen. Agt. Greenville,8. C,
ERNE T WILLIAMS, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
. .-- Traffic Manager.
LUE RIDGE RAIL ROAD,
H. C. BEAD-TIE, Receiver
In Effect June 8, 1902.
between Anderson and Walhalla.
.9. No. 12 Stations. No. Il No. @
I. A.M. P. M. A.XM
.0 9 55.......Belton.........320 10 56
8 9 33....Anderson F.D......340 Jill
uj 9 30...Anderson P. D.....345 1I100
.9 25...West Anderson....349.
.9 02.......Autun.........405 .....
.8 55.....Pendleton ..... 411 .--.
.8 47........Cherry.....4 ..
.8 44........AdamL....... 4!% ...
.8 28.....Jordania Junct... 4388 ..
.. 82..........Seneca....... 4 851-.