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THE PERFERCT WOMAN.
A Japanese Folk Tale That Gives t
- Native Ideal.
In a current magazine Madai
Calla J. Harrison relates the follo
ing Japanese folk-tale as illustrati
the native ideal of perfect womo
' Kesa filled the eighteen requii
ments of a beautiful woman. Moi
over. she was peerless in charac1
as well. Before her and her. Iov<
husband. Wataru. life seemingly bh
stretched a long. happy road to M(
ito, a neighboring samurai, whc
evil eye fell upon Kesa. and
coveted her with all his soul. I
wished Kesa for his wife, but wh
Wataru lived this could not be wi
honor. But an enemy's life was b
a small hindrance-one stroke of t
keen samurai sword and Kest cot
be free. So, Morito reasoned a
pressed this plan upon Kesa's c
mother, who in turn pleaded with h
daughter, till Kesa found herself t
tween two fires, filial versus conjug
love and duty.
At last, after bitter weeping, s
consented and plans were laid. (
a certain night Wataru would retu
from a journey and after his ba
would lie down on his own pall
among the sleeping ones in the fai
ily hall. Morito could easily find hi:
for his hair would be wet from t:
On the appoiated night Mori
crept through the hall, lit only I
the andon's dim light. He foui
Waturu's place; his hair was wet a
his face spread down a napkin by t
pillow, his sword severed the slee
er's head. Gathering it up in t
napkin, he fled. There was no pt
suit, and when he had gained I
own room in safety he sat down
gloat over his prize. As he turn
the head to get a good view the sig
froze him with horror, for it was t
sweet, piteous face of Kesa. S
had sent her husband from harm, c
off her hair and prepared it to in
tate his and meekly lay down to d
that she might be true to both ties
dying, she fulfilled her duties as
filial dauhter, and a faithful wife.
those stern and cruel times, mai
women had done excellently, b
Kesa outshone them all.
The question as the priority of
soldier's duty of obedience to I
commanding officer-that is to sa
to' the generalissimo-over his ob
gations as a citizen to the state is
problem that has been a matter
'discussion for hundreds of yea
past. It is a problem which Briti
soldiers were called upon to dete
mine in the reign of King Charl
I., who, having violated the terms
the constitution, found himself
armed confict with parliament.
portion of the army sided with t:
king, holding that their allegiance
him was superior to that which th
owed to the state, as represented
parliament, while the other moiety
the army ranged themselves und
the orders of Oliver Cromwell a:
the other parliamentary leaders, ta
ing the ground that their obligatio
as patriotic citizens to the commc
wealth were of greater weight th
their -duty to the crown.
FAMOUS MEN'S DREAMS.
Origin of Some of the Most Not
Works of Fiction.
Some of the rmost popular nov
in our language owe their origin<
tirely to dreams, 'for the wonder
working of the brain during sle
ften furnish material which the
hor is not slow to turn to good
ount. Had it not been for a dre:
Robinson Crusoe" would probal
ever have been written. At 1
e the plot was first conceived I
was suffering from great men
rry that resulted in his slumb<
ng broken by incessant nig:
es. On one of these occasic
dreamed that he was stranded
serted island alone and began
out in the 'dream a means
nce. So pleased was he wv
xperience that Defoe confess
lings of disappointment wh~
ke, and he hastened to put:]
"Rienzi" wa:- the dream offspring
of Lord Lytton's brain, the whol(
plot appearing before him in th<
he short space of two hours' sleep be
tween violent attacks of neuralgia
Kingsley, after a hard day's fishing
went to sleep. only to get a shadow)
outline of "Westward Ho" in his
ne dr,!am. though what -onnection the
w. story had with his sport it is diffi
ng cult to understand. Few people, knou
.n- why Coleridge's entrancing poem
"Kubla Khan." remains unfinished
-e but this masterpiece has a very re
-e- nirkable history. The poet had ju1s
er taken an anecdyne and dropped off tc
sleep, when the poem began to shape
ad tstif in his mind, and the lines to run
>in rhvming order. W-hen he awoke
he rushed to his writing table and
he wrote out the lines as we now have
le :hem. without a second's pause, but
ile his memory failed him at the con
th clusion so the work was never com
u1 pleted. Another famous- poem com
he posed in a dream was "The Bells,'
Id while the same author, Edgar Poe.
ad formulated one of the finest pieces of
ld prose, "The Masque of Red Death,"
er during the hours of unconsciousness.
e-. "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll
al and Mr. Hyde" probably caused Stev
enson more mental trouble than any
of his other works, but a dream got
)e him out of the difficulty. He be
gan a story about a man's double,
rn but it appeared so unsatisfactory to
th him that he tore it up without ban
et ishing the theme from his mind. One
n~ night, however, he dreamed the scen
at the window and a few minor in
1e cidents, while the second night the
remainder of the plot followed, and
to the story was soon on paper.
)y Another author, G. P. R. James,
ad had oromised to furnish the publish
d ers with the opening characters of
a new book by a certain date, but he
p~ entirely forgot all about the contract
e until the night before.it expired. He
relates that he sat over the fire far into
is the early hours of the morning, but
to a plot of any kind absolutely refused
hd to come to him until, disheartened, he
went to bed. Then, during the hours
,e of sleep, the missing plot wove itself
le mechanically in his mind and ere the
ut next day passed the first few chapters
l of "Bernard Marsh' were in the
ie hands of the publishers.
~ One of Coulson Kernahan's most
a delightful volumes is "God and the
[n Ant." a phantasy that makes it easy
l to believe that the book was the re
ut sult of a dream. Mr. Kernahan in
the preface acknowledges it to be a
.avision which appeared to him in sleep
1s put into words. WV. L. Allen like
~' wise dreamed the majority of the
-plot and the detail of the opening
a chapters of one of hi,s most recent
of works, which he very fitly named
rs "Out of the Night."
hOnly two authors are known to
r- have gone so far as to cultivate
es dieamns for the purpose of plot man
of ufacturers. D*';den often ate raw~
in beefsteaks at night, and the night
A ma;Es that followed originated some
ae of his most notable poems. Mayne
to Reid confessed that his prolificacy ir
ey producing novels was due to eating
some handful of chestnuts ere he re
of -tired to rest when in need of a plot.
k- The Bargain Spirit.
ns Naggsby-I see that Japan esti
n- mates that the war will cost her $1,
.Waggsby-yes, but if she'd jusi
mark it down to $99,999,999,99g9g
there would be a grand rush to take
it off her hands.
ed It is possible to rrove in political
circles and still be square.
1ls His Lonesome Modesty.
S Naggsby-I guess Braggsby does.
~ul not underestimate any of his owr
u- Waggsby-Yes, he does.
he Burley-There goes Mrs. Twiddle
She's a peach!
tal Katlin-And her husband is a reg
rsular beat. Quite an agricultural al
at- liance, isn't it.-Boston Transcript.
onNot Without Spice of Danger.
to Youth's Companion.
oil They were spending the autumn it
th the Pennsylvania mountains and;
ed shooting expedition had been planne<
en for the next day. The talk naturall:
ai turned on the prospects for variou:
"We miss the spice of danger th
gives zest to hunting in the far west
one of the younger members of tl
party began, a little pompously.
"Ah, and it is danger with your spo
you like?" earnestly returned the o
German farmer who was to act :
guide. "Den you keeps close by m
sir. De last time I have sport
shobts mine brudder-in-law in de le
I gladly takes you uter mine onI
wing," he conclided in all -criou
A Scotch doctor who was atttndir
a laird had instructed the butler
the house in the art of takin at
recording his master's teiperatu:
with a thermometer. On repairir
to the house one morning he was m
bv the butler. to whom he sai
"Well. John. I hope the laird's ten
perature is not any higher today
The man looked puzzled for a m<
ment, and then replied. "Wee]. I w:
just wonderin' that myself. Ye s<
he died at twal o'clock."
Sparticus-When those farmer
down along the Mississippi river g(
word that there is a break in the lev<
somewhere I tell you there's a quic
gathering to stop the water's runnin
Smarticus-Sort of an overflo
Don't Be a Clam.
A Clam -a thousand years ago, w2
as now, and a thousand years hen<
will be the same. -
Keep up in the race. Use moder
mixed Paints containing zinc. The
are sure to wear. Lead mixed wit
zinc, belongs to the past. Its
clam. It chalks. It lets the woc
J. R. Barron, President Manchesti
Mills, Rock Hill, S. C., writes: "I
1883, I painted my residence with ]
& M. It looks better than a gre;
many houses painted three yea
E. G. Tracy, Waverly, N. Y
writes: "Customers call for L.
M. and say they used it 12, 14 ar
even 17 years ago.
Every church given a liberal qua1
tity when bought from The Newberi
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLIN2
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY,
By John C. Wilson, Esquire, Proba
WHEREAS, Eddie G. Havird hat
made suit to me, to grant her Lette:
of Administration of the Estate<
and effects of Pope L.Havird.
THESE ARE THEREFORE 1
cite and admonish all and singul
the kindred and Creditors of the sa
Pope L. Harird, deceased, that the
be and apepar before me, in the Cou
of Probate, to be held at Newberi
on November 2nd, next after pub]
cation thereof, at 11 o'clock in ti
forenoon, to show cause, if any th<
have, why the said Administratic
should not be 'granted.
Given under my Hand. this 141
day of October, Anno Domini, 19c
J. C. Wilson,
J. P. N. C.
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