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The Principal Dish at the Midday
Meal in Java.
In Java. as in most really warm
countries, it is customary to rise
early and to take a cup of tea or
c.ffee, together with a biscuit and
some fruit, immediately on leaving
one's bed. This is followed by a
more substantial breakfast, but the
fikst really serious meal is served at
balf past 12 o'clock and is the equiva
lent of the French "dejeuner a la
fourchette" or the Anglo-Indian tiffin.
This meal is called rice table
"rystafel"-from the principal dish,
a very elaborate curry, in the pre
paration of which the Malay cooks
are especially skillful.
The peculiarity of the rice table
consists in the number and variety
of dishes presented. From these
dishes the guest has to select the ma
terials which, together with the rice
upon the soup plate before him, are
to constitute his curry. It is also
as well to know beforehand that one
is not required to lunch solely on
curry, but that the rice table is suc
ceeded by courses of ordinary lun
cheon dishes. It is a case, there
fore, of "embarras de richesses."
Th'e second danger is that of mak
ing *up one's curry "not wisely, but
-too well," and leaving neither appe
-tite nor capacity for the beefsteak
-or for any of the other solid dishes
-whih subsequently appear and
which under these circumstances only
produce a feeling of mingled horror
:and consternation. It is then that
one. suddenly realizes that the rice
table is merely a sort of tremendous
There are two dangers to be avoid
ed. In the first place, it is quite
possible, in spite of the number of
the dishes presented singly, to say
nothing of an octagonal tray contain
ing a separate chutney in each of its
nine compartments, to get no lunch
at all, for nothing is easier than af
ter saying "nein" to a succession of
frivolous compounds to dismiss the
one solid and palatable dish.
Hortense, She Tells a Tale.
New York Snu.
Hortense Levy I;ves in Bro':lyn
She is 1, years old. A~ chool she is
considered rather deficient in mathe
,matics, p.hysientl cultare and nature
study. but in English literature and
enmposition she scores 98 or be:.tr
o"t o' a possible. ioo. -
These scholastic data are interest
ing, in view of what subsequently
happened to Hortense.
Monday morringj she started for
school as usuai. Monday noon sh.e
did not conic home to lunch. Her
mother got nervous. Finally shc
went to the school. Teacher said
that Hlortense hadn't been there at
all. She had miarred her otherwise
perfect record by absence withQut ex
cuse. Then there were running and
searchin.g among the Levy. Whe
at 4 o'clock Hortense had not been
seen the facts were reported to Capt.
Maude of the DeKalb avenue station.
The captain put all his spare detec
tives on the case. They huntea
through Brooklyn and Flatbush and
the docksl No Hortense.
At 7 o'clock in the evening the door
of the supperless Levy flat opened
and there wvas Hortense in the flesh
her clothing slightly away, but chip
per and in good spirits.
After she had been embraced by
the entire family Hortense told this
"I was spirited away. As 1 left
the house two gentlemen approached
me and asked me to have some candy.
I refused, because I remembered that
I have een told never to talk tco
strange gentlemen. But they fol
lQwed me. Suddenly, at the entrance
to a dark alley, I felt a hand laid on
my shoulder and a voice hissed! in my
"This is the girl. She shall r:m this
It is a strange thing, but the imag
ination of the no'velist is often proved
by the events of real life . For ex
ample, the popular novel "She Loved
a Sailor," which Hortense, as all the
Levys know, had a habit of reading
under the bed when no one was look
ing, contains a passage just like this.
Yet truth is often stranger than fic
tion, as the next canto of Hortense's
"The sack choked my screams. I
felt myself dragged to a cab and
driven :ap;ily away. When f re
vived-I had fainted you know-I
found myself in a dark and noisome
cellar. Two men entered and bound
At this point all of the Levys want
ed to know what the two men looked
"One of them," said Hortense,
"was a man of handsome yet sinister
aspect. He wore a brown suit which
revealed rather than concealed the
play of muscles in a lithe yet stalwart
figure. There was something in the
glance he bent upon me which alter
natel tracted and repelled me."
c!" cried all the Levys,
w - een more assiduous in
st Ae market page than in
acq a knowledge of literature
through Laura Jean Libby.
"That's what I said," went on Hor
tense. "But it didn't do :he least
bit of good. Seizing my arms, the
most villianous looking of the duo
bent me gradually to the earth. Real
izing that I was in the grasp of a
power beyond my strength I gave
way. He bound me, and hurling
me into a corner, he cried:
" 'So much for this girl!'
"Did you ever hear the like?" said
"But Fate was with me," went on
Hortense. "I had not dined since
morning and I called for food. A
panel opened in the wall of the room
and a scanty meal was thrust
through. At that moment a voice
" 'When I go, release the catch.'
"Gathering all my strength, I
reached through the opening. There
was the catch. I released it, tremb
ling in every limb. No one was
near. I darted through and stood
upon a strange street."
Strange, again, how truth is antici
pated by fiction. Just such an ad
venture befell the heroine in "Those
Eyes of Blue," a book which had been
recovered from Hortense the week
before and dumped into the ash can.
No one but the cook recognized this
great literary coincidence. Hortense
"I was alone on the streets of a
great city, but free. Yet the dread
hour was not yet wholly past. A
:.and was on my arm, I turned. Be
fore me stood the chief of my per
secutors. He said: 'Girl, you shall
not so easily escape me.' Where
was I to fly? et Heaven was with
me. A stranger of kindly aspect
was at my side. He said to the vil
"'You shall not touch the girl!'
''She is my daughter!' hissed my
"'You lie! I am not your daugh
ter !' I said."
"You poor lamb! What did he do?"
asked the Levys, as Hortense pa'ised
"He slunk away. My deliverer, who
was a yourg man in a light suit, said:
"'May I send you home?'
'"Who are you?' I cried.
"'You will yet know!' he said.
With that he put me on a DeKalb
avenue car--for this happened by the
Brooklyn bridge--and was gone."~
"Chapter VI of 'I Love You
True.' "said the cook, who~ has ac
cess to Hortense's library.
The Levys -went up at once and
saw Capt. Maude. Hortense was
too tired to go with them, so the cap
tain got only a synopsis of the tale.
That is why he sent out all his de
tectives to look for a man who is sin
Iister yet repellent.
But yesterday morning, after Hor
tense had rested, the captain insisted
upon having her down to the station
and talking to her in private. Mr.
Levy waited outside the door.
"Papa," said H-ortense, when she
came out, "the captain says that it
isn't so I guess he's right."
"She gave us a hades of a night,
lut it's all in the day's work," said
the captain yesterday.
"My daughter had a hallucination,"
said Mr. Levy.
"I heard the third degree being
administered with a hair brush." said
Miss Hortense will be back at
Couldn't Have Been.
"I have always been a prominenm
figure" boasted the self-made man.
"Then you were never a sweet boy
graduate or a bridegroom," r.eplied
New York Times.
Here is a conversation that Wall
street men insist took place between
J. Pierpont Morgan and John W.
Gates at the time when the latter
was doing some remarkably heavy
plunging both in the stock market
and at the race tracks. Wall street
is recalling it just now with much
"Mr. Gates, I wish you wouldn't
gamble so openly. It has a bad ef
fect on the market," said Mr. Mor
"The doors are open when I do
things," replied Mr. Gates in his
usual bluff fashion.
"Doors were made to shut, Mr.
Gates,". was Mr. Morgan's quiet re
ply as they separated.
Glen MacDonough. who wrote the
libretto for the comic opera "Babes
in Toyland", was sitting in a New
York restaurant recently with Vic
tor Herbert, the composer, when a
waiter approached to take his order.
The waiter smiled at Mr. MacDon
ough and said:
"You don't remember me, do you?
I used to sing in one of your com
"I remember.you very well," said
"Are you surprised to see me here
as a waiter?" asked the other.
"Not a bit," replied the librettist
cheerfully. "You know, I have
heard you sing."
A Tar-Heel Maiden.
Raleigh, N. C., Post.
We do not speak ex-Cathedra, but
it is whispered about "on the sly"
that a handsome and very clever and
most popular gentleman, who occu
pies a high and influential position
in insurance circles, will soon wed
one of the rarest and most brilliant
jewels that ever glistened in the cor
onet of Wilson's loveliness-a gem
of rarest worth and richest brilliancy,
for she is so bright and so radiant
that it seems that the fabric of her
existence had for its woof the shim
mering splendors of an iceberg and
for its warp the glistening corrusca
tions of flashing lightnings. And
she is just as sweet and as good as
she is brilliant and sparkling, for
no maiden has ever been endowed
with nobler virtues or finer graces
or sweeter witcheries.
He Still Agreed.
Lord Justice Romer was a chan
cery judge in England for nine years
before he was raised to the appeal
court. Decisive in manner and no
waster of wordis his simple 'I agree
has become famous. Lord Justice
Rigby was giving an elaborate de
cision one day and happened to : - use
in that effective way he had to give
emphasis to a point. In an instant
came in Sir Robert Romer's sonor
ous "I agree," to the visible discom
fiture of Sir John Rigby. "But I
hadn't finished my observations,"
he said and thereupon,~continued his
judgment, somewhat more exhaus
tively. At length he finished. "I
still agree," said Lord Justice Romer.
And the appeal court rang with unac
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when you can buy them
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Give the home the pref
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The monthly meting of the County
Teachers' Association will be held
in the Boundary Street school
building, Newberry, on Saturday,
January 14th at 10:30 A. M. Every
teacher in the county is urged to be
present. as there are matters of im
portance to be brought before the
Dr. J. A. B. Scherer, President of
Newberry college, has consented to
deliver an address on the subject:
The School as a Check on Lawless
J. S. Wheeler,
Co. Supt. of Education.
All persons holding claims against
the estate of Theodore Spehl, deceas
ed, are hereby notified to present the
same to the undersigned or his Attor- 1
neys. Sease & Dominick, on or before
the first day of February, 1905, and
all parties indebted to the said estate
will make prompt payment to the
same parties on or before the said
Cole. L. Blease,
Newberry, S. C., Jan. 2, 1905
New Year Gre
Christmas is over ar
are gone, but we
New Year with a N
S. .B. J,
We do not charge you high p
Christmas times as most merc
trade you have givi us this ye
best prices. We will sell
London Layer Raisins at 10Oc. p
Currants at 12 1 -2c. per lb.
Dates at 10c. per lb.
Bakers' Shred Cocoanut 5c. pe
Full Cream Cpieese at 15c. per
Sugar at 16 15~s. for $1.00.
Soda at 2 1-2c. per lb.
Apples 10, 15 and 20c. doz.
Banannas 15 and 20c. doz.
To you who have not hought fron
tongued clerk make you believe that
cause he asks you more than we. do,
who have bought from us before do
that we sell the best goods for less
large and selected line Dolls and To:
cf Fire-works in Newberry.
Anvils, Ardirons, Sash
Cotton Mill Casti
We repair Engin
MAL OBDERS RECEIVE 0
The Bachelor Tax.
An old project of taxing bachelors
has recently been revived. When
the Indianna legislature meets at In
dianapolis in January, it will be ash
ed to pass a bill introduced by a
Gibson county member levying a tax
of ten cents on every $ioo salary
earned by an able-bodied bachelor of
more than 35.
Can be had by purchasing your Cab
bage plants from us. They are grqwn
in the open air and not in a hot hozee;
they can, therefore, stand extremely
cold weather without injury.
Our seed was selected from the best
seed houses in the business, and we
are prepared to furnish the best
plants to be had.
Prices $i.5o per thousand in lots
less than 5,ooo; $1.25 in lots over 5,000
and less than io,ooo, and special prices
on larger orders.
Plants shipped by express C. 0. D.,
unless cash accompanies order. Or
ders promptly filled.
SANDERS & LEMACKS,
RITTER, S. C.
eting To All
id lots of our Toys
are ready for the
(arieiy of Dainties.
rices because you are liberal at
hants do. We appreciate the
ar, and we will give you our
ded Raisins at 12 1-2c. per lb..
Citron at 20c. per lb.
Prunes at 10Cc. per lb.
st New Crop Nuts 1 5c. per lb.
Best Flour 85c. 24 lb. Sk.
4 Boxes Star Lye for 25c.
Oranges 20, 25 & 35c. doz.
Candy by the Box 8c. lb.
us before, do not let some limber
he has better goods than ours be
until you see ot.r goods. Those
not need warning, for they know
money than others. We have a
is, and the largest and best stock
SitI. C o.
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