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HOW TO REJECT A MAN.
Sad Fate of a Young Woman Who
Had It All Fixed Up.
There was once a young lady of
tender feelings. but firm resolves
who was inflexibly determined to live
unmarried, even at the risk of livinL
an old maid, but who wished so much
to spare the susceptibilities of her
potential admirers that she long made
it her study how to refuse them with
out wounding them. To this end,
writes W. D. HoweVs in Harper"s
Magazine, she read all the novels she
could lay her hands on, and as much
poetry as she could bear. She
went constantly to the theatre, and
in the intervals of her social duties
she took serious books, like bio
graphies and memoirs out of the li
braries, and informed herself of the
methods and manners of the heroinef
who declined offers from high mo
tives. She was, upon the whole, a
good deal disappointed, especially
with the novels. These manuals of
the impassioned emotions seemed to
render in almost every case a blind
alegiance to the law of ending well,
which in the low conception of the
author was getting the.hero and he
roine married, and then dropping
them in the very, very few cases
where they suffered a girl to refuse
a lover, it was that she might leave
him to some other girl who secretely
loved him, and who would probably
pine away, or partly away, if she did
not have him. This the young lady
thought simply disgusting and idiotic,
she was a young lady of strong ex
pressions as well as tender feelings
and fixed resolves; and she found the
poets not much, if any, more instruc
tive than the novelists. They gav,.
examples enough of girls who dia
not marry, but it was because their
lovers died, or did not ask them,
when their lovers both survived and
proposed, the girls refused them
from pride or from shame, or from
want of presence of mind; and bit
terly regretted it ever afterwards. The
personal histories were largely arts,
letters and sciences, whose courtships
and marriages were dismisse?d in a
few cold and indifferent phrases, a!
incidents of small consequence in
their several careers. Where~ they
did not marry they seemed not to
have been courted; and where they
were loved, it was in a vague, tenta
tive sort that never arrived at pas
In spite of all, however, the young
lady did evolve, though from the ob
servation of life rather than her ac
quaintance with literature, a formula
of sympathe'tic rejection which ens
tirely suited her. We will not re
veal it because it was so charming
that if put in the possession of young
girls generally, it would tempt them
to its use in the case of every offer
of marriage. But we may confide
that the young lady lived to witness
the comparative failure of marriage
among her friends, and always liking
her friends' husbands better than her
friends themselves, though shet
blamed them for her friends' unhap
piness, made such a study of theiz
varying temperaments that she knew
just where men's sensibilities would
suffer,m2ost, and so contrived a forr1
of refusal that would justly tatter
their vanity and console their affec
tions, and at last leave them grateful
for having been rejected.
The only difficulty she experienced
was in the application of her formula.
It happened that the very first man
who offered himself was one whom
she had long secretely loved, and she
instantly accepted him, without, as it
were, thinking. She never regretted
what she had done, and did not even
appear chagrined at the waste of the
time she~ had spent in acquiring the
useless information stored up for a
contrary eventuality. Unless she
should become a widow, hers must
remain the most signal instance of
misspent research that we could offer.
The first experiments in cotton
growing in the West Indies were
made in 1902 and there has been a
steadily increase in the acreage under
cultivation since then. In 1903 4,000
acres were planted and in 1904 the
otal was 8,ooo acres. There is con
de'al enthusiasm, especially in
e smaller, communities~ like St.
itts, St. Vincent and Monserrat.
far the industry in the islands ap
rs to be profitable.
NEWSPAPERS VS. CIRCULARS.
From a Series of Articles on Adver
tising From the Memphis News.
-Can a merchant advertise success
Fully without using newspaper space?
No, sir! There's no other sort of
ad. that can reach so inany people,
and do it so effectively as the news
paper does. And, what is more, the
:ther sorts are always many times as
Suppose, for the sake of argument,
you could find out all the addresses
of all the people reached by any daily
newspaper. Suppose, for the sake
of argument, there were 23,000 of
thent. A page ad. could be had in
such a paper for $io5.
Twentythree thousand circulars the
size of a newspaper page would cost
you at least $75; 23,ooo envelopes,
even the cheapest kind, would cost
you $25 more. The adressing (evern
supposing you were already possess.
ed of the list of names) would cosr
another $15 at least. *The one cent
stamps necessary to send the circu
lars would cost $23o. That totals
;345 and wouldn't be as effective as
the newspaper ad. that cost $ioS.
Even if you adopted the very poot
and almost worthless system of dis
tributing the circulars from door to
door by hand( and supposing, for the
sake of argument, that the distribu
tors really did distribute them instead
of building bonfires or choking up
sewers) the expense would be about
:Out in Denver the merchants had
an object lesson a few years ago.
They claimed the newspaper rates
were too high, and all the large stores
went on a strike." They refused to
put a single ad. in any of the papers.
The appers ignored them altogeth
er. The merchants tried circulars,
posters, street car ads., programs,
fence signs, and all the other expen
sive forms of advertising.
Their advertising cost them several
times what it did before, and their
business got worse and worse.
They believe in newspaper adver
tising out in Denver now, and there
are no few cities where the space
used is a's large. Why?
Well, they have had an object les
son. They bought expensive experi
ence in a dear ma-rket, but they art.
making good use of their experience
WThat is the use of putting up with
a very ineffective and very expensive
kind of an ad. when you can get bet
ter results for less money and get
quicker action on your investment by
putting your ad. in a good daily pa
Dcni't 'be a tenderfoot? Don't be
a Mr. E. Z. Mark! 'Figure the whole
t'hing out on the basis of the cost
per thousand families reached. It
you don't know how to figure. take a
vacation until you learn how.
The man who can'-t figure closely
has no 'business to be 'in business.
'The Little Straws.
It is the little straws that a'lways
tell how 'the wind blows, and the
little straws of the Chinese govern
mental policy are doing a vast amount
of flintterin:g at the present time.
Some months ago a small sensation
was created by the announcement
that the Empress had decided to es
tablish new systems in the public
schools and to grant constitutional
freedom to her subjects. Actions and
investigations toward the accomplish
ing of some such work are new being
carried on. A few days ago trouble
was brewing because of a threatened
boxer uprising. United States Minis
ter Conger immediately made the
strongest demands for protection of
foreigners and suppression of the
movement. Contrary to the actions
or the policy of China at previous
time.s of similar disturba'nce, the de
mand was received courteously, and
furthermore was complied with. It
has been considerably less than a de
cade since China represented every
thing on the face of the globe which
was diagonally opposite to progress
or breadth of mind, but the change
is coming speedily. Not only is this
moss-covered old empire becoming
modern in mat+ers of governmental
policy, but she is also showing sure
signs of progress in matters of trade
The trade-mark question has long
been a live issue in China. Foreign
through imitations and frauds. and
Chinese officials have been given un
ceasing trouble by the complaints o
the merchants. Both classes Will feel
distinct relief now that a full code of
trade-marks regulations has been
adopted by the Chinese government,
acting on the advice of Minister Con
ger and other members of the dimplo
matic corps. It has been provided
that any person, whether Chinese or
foreign, may register his trade-mark
which may be either a design, an in
scription and emblem or a combina
tion of these. Registration offices
will be open at Peking, at Tientsin
and at Shanghai. Applications will bt
held six months awaiting objection ot
complaint before official registration.
Foreign trade-marks will be recog
nized if application is made within
four months of registration abroad.
Registration is good for 20 years,
though it is possible that the request
of American merchants for a 30-year
period will later be granted. Infringe,
ments will be punished by fine, and
the consular courts will share juris
diction with Chinese officials appoint
ed for the purpose. Chinese preju
dices have been taken Into account in
a list of emblems which are forbid
den registration. Such are any "which
destroy respect for a rank, do injury
to the customs of the country or
are likely to deceive people." No
government seals, flags or decora
tions may be used as trade-marks.
But these restrictions will in no way
detract from the benefits of the new
Must Have Nimble Heels.
Illustrated Sporting News.
That royal women are so passion
ately fond of dancing is not to be
wondered at, since it is only within
a comparatively recent period that
the rigorous etiquette by which they
have been surrounded has been mod
ified to the point where it is permis
sible, in a game of tennis or golf,
or any gaine whatever, for an oppo
nent of less exalted rank to play hib
best game without infraction of the
rule that not even by accident should
the royal player be defeated.
Golf, tennis and such games lost in
terest with those who were obliged
to play under these conditions, and
it was only natural that queens and
princesses regarded the ball room as
the sole place where they might in
dulge in exercise on an equal footing
with a partner instead of an oppo
Queen WVilhelmina of Holland pre
fers the waltz. Queen Alezandra, al
though 6o, still waltzes with as much
pleasure as in the (lays of her youth.
Her .sister, the Empress Marie of
Russia. despite her widowhood and
her many grandchildren, is still an
indefagitable waltzer, as is also
Quenn Charlotte of Wurtemberg.
So important, indeed, is the matte!
of dancing to crowned ladies that
Imany foreign governments make a
point of selecting for certain missions
envoys noted for their skill as waltz
ers. Throughout the reign of Queen
IMarg'herita of Italy the British for
eign office took care to be represented
by the lest dancer available, the late
Lord Vivian: his successor. Sir Fran
cis Ford, and'after him the late Lord
Dufferin, having been as much noted
for their dancing as for their diplo
Germany. too. foTlowed the exam
pie of Great P.ritain. and was for
years represenm- d at Rome by Count
Scolms, wvho was invariably selected
by Queen Margherita to open the ball
with her at any enterthinment where
she happened to be present.
House Built in Waterfall.
In the deep shade of the wooded
cliffs beneath the Pizzo di Torno. lies
a viila. This is the Villa Pliniana,
built in 1570 by the Count Anguissola
of Piacenza, and now the property of
the Trotti family of Milan.
The place takes its name from an
intermittent spring in the court,
which is supposed to be the one de
scribed by Pliny in one of his letters.
and it is further celebrated as being
the coolest villa on Como.
It lies on a small bay o: the east
side of the lake, and faces due north,
so that, while the villas of Cernobbio
are bathed in sunlight, a deep green
shade envelops it.
The house stands on a nlarrow
ledge, its foundations projecting into
the lake,, and its back built against
the almost vertical wrnaded cliff,
which projects it from the southern
Down this cliff pours a foaming
m1oun11tain torrent from the Val di Ca
lore, just beneath the peak of Torn.
and this torrent the architect of the
Villa Plinana has captured in its de
scent to the lake and carritd through
the centray apartment of the villa.
The effect produced is unlike any
thing else, even in the wonderland of
Italian gardens. The two wings of
the house, a plain and somewhat mel
ancholy looking structure, are joined
by an open arcaded room, against the
back wall of which the torrents pour
down, over stone work tremulous
with moss and ferns, gushing out
again beneath the balustrade of the
loggia, where it makes a great semi
circle of glittering whiteness in the
dark green waters of the lake.
The old house is saturated with the
freshness and drenched with the fly
ing -spray of the caked torrent. The
bare vaulted rooms reverberate with
it, the stone floors are green with its
dampness, the air quivers with its
cool incessant rush.
The contrast of this dusky dripping i
loggia, on its perpetually shaded bay,
with the blazing blue waters of the
lake and their sun-steeped western
shores, is one of the most wonderful
effects in sensation that the Italian
villa art has ever devised.
Morrie Fitch, a well-known aboli
tionist and friend of Wendell Phillips,
died on Tuesday in Boston. -
The perfect man has not been dis
covered in our day; we are all too
modest to reveal him.
Emly :Al ul
Newberry, S. C.
Organi3 eC. 1890.
Capital - - $50,000
Surplus - - 19,500
since organization 21,000
Paid Depositors in
ment since or
ganization - - $9,200
A man working by the day is paid
o r the time he puts in at work, but
when that man saves a dollar for his
day's labor it works for him nights,
as well as days; never lays off on
account of bad weather and never
gets sick, but goes right on earn
ing him an income It's a nice
thing to work for money, but it's
much nicer to have money working
for you. Try it--open a savings
account with us and get some money
working for you. Make a deposit
in the Savings department today
and let it begin to work for you.
'Interest computed at 4 per cent
January i and July 1 of each year.
The business under
the firm name of Shelly,
Dean & Summer will
be carried on at the
same old stand under
'the name of Shelly &
Summer. We want all
our friends and cus
tomers to continue to.
give us their patronage.
We have the cheapest
and most com pl et e
stock of FURNITURE,
ever opened in New
berry. Come and see
our stock and ask our
Co.'s old stand.
Why use gelatine and .
;pend hours soaking. E -
'weetening, flavoring OWi0l
md coloring when o
produces better results in two minutes?
Everything in the package. Simply addhot
;vater and set to cool. It's perfection. A sur
Drise to the housewife. No trouble, lessex
pense. Try it to-day. Flavors: Lemon,
)range, Strawberry, Raspberry, Chocolate
md Cherry. At grocers. lo.
Miss Bessie L. Simmons,
(Over Pelham's Drug Store.)
Piano and Voice.
'erm beginning Monday, Sept. 5, 1904
$3.00 Per. Eight Lessons.
itu lar ar Raiser,
yon can mix and knead
In 3 Minutes.
Hands do not touch the dough,
DOES AWAY WITH HAND KNEADING
AND MAKES BETTER BREAD ....
Easy to chan. A child can work it
CHEY ARE GUARANTEED TO
3IVE SATISFACTION OR YOUR
VIONEY BACK. PRICE $2.oo.
lld lq hrlldW kmpay,
F. A. SCHUMPERT.
Sec'y and Treas
-For Sale by
C. H CANNON.
Norwood & Tyree, Agents,
Newberry, S. C.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CA NNON,
Near C., N. & L. Depot.
In tea and coffee sets, both ster
ng silver and plated ware. ~Te de
igns and patterns get more dainty
nd desirable with each passing year
nd Our grandmothers' eyes woulif
winkle with amazement at the dis
lay to be seen here.