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Twis can truthfully be said of
the new product for making the most delicious ice
cream you ever ate; everything in the package.
Nothing tastes so good in hot weather. All grocers
are placmgit in stock. If your grocer can't supply you
send 25c. fr two packa:es by mail. Four kinds: Van
illa,Chocolate, Strawberry and Unflavored. Address,
The Genesee Pare Food Co., Box 295, Le Roy, N.Y.
WHAT PLUCK CAN DO.
From London Slums Pearce Rose To
Be Prince Of London Caterers
There is a lesson for every Ameri
can boy who has his own way to e
make in the world in the career of
John Pearce, the prince of London's
cheap caterers, wnose i,0oo employ
ees recently presented him with a
handsome testimonial. They did ;
this just to show that they regarded
their boss as their friend, and it was
an appropriate tribute to a man who
in his rise from poverty to affluence 1
'has always commanded the esteem
of those who have worked for him.
Tall and lanky, stoop-shouldered,
with features rather sad in expres
sion and singularly wistful-looking h
eyes, there is nothing about John
Pearce that suggests the typical self
made captain of industry. He would
never be picked out of a crowd as a
strikingly successful man or a par
ticularly brilliant one in any aspect.
He has been sized up wrong oftener
probably than any other man in
He was born fifty-eight years ago,
in one of the slums of Hoxton.
When he was a little shaver his fath
er died, leaving his mother to carry
on the struggle alone, with a family
of hungry children on her hands.
One room was all she could afford,
but there she reared her brood, and
besides contriving to feed and clothe c
them all, -,le put right notions into
their he. , so that ultimately they d
all turnea out well. What a tough
time they had of it may be inferred
from the fact that at the age of 9 t
"Johnnie" had to start working for a c
living. He hired himself out to a
picture frame maker for half a crown a
(or 62 cents) aleek. At the age of a
i8 he was working for a builder at t
the princely wage of 75 cents a week, t
with breakfast thown in. It was cuis
tomary in those days to pay off the
hands in saloons-a pera:icious prac
tice to which the law long ago put a
stop. On one of these occasions (
young Pearce got drunk for the first
and only time in his life. It was a
case of good coming out of evil. He.
lost his job, hut he swore c'i and
temperance was a great gainer there -j 1
by. In: the four score and one res
taurants under his control, scattered,
through London. not a drop of intox
icating liquo'r is allowed to boe soM.
After learning the lesson of sobri
ety at the cost of his situa:ion, he ob
tained a situation at a pastry cook's,
little dreaming to what good account ~
he would be able to turn the experi- E
ence in later y-ears. But the hours ~
were long and the wages small, and
after two years of it he threw up the u
job to seek a better paying position.
He was a long time finding it. For a r.
considerable period odd jobs were his
only resource, and the man who has
since fed millions often went hungry.
But he seemed to get good out of
every experience that came his way,
and it was during this time of stress ~
and privation that he got religion. It
was of a good practical sort too, that ~
-values works above faith. Soon after
wards he struck a job as porter at
Covent Garden market, the pay being
$a week. It was one of the fruits
- of his religion that of that sum,j
small though it was, he regularly de
voted one-tenth to charity. The giv
ing away of a tithe of his income,
whatever it might be. he has always
since regarded as a sacred obligation-.
In his long tramps to and from I
work. Pearce observed how great was
the need among casual andl other lab
orers of good and cheap food. It.
suggested an opportunity for him to
become his own master. He hired
a costermonger's barrow at 23 cents
a week. bought a humble urn and a
few crocks, and set ont to earn his
fortune as a cheap and perambulating
caterer in the city road. He did not:
even dream then that he was laying
the foundation of a colossal business.
t developed slowly at first. At th
id of six months he was able to turr
is shilling-a-week barrow into wha1
ic called "a gutter hotel.'
With the knowledge of carpentry
n1d painting that he had learned a1
e builders and of cnoking that he
ad mastered at the pastry cook's, he
- the s1-1! so attractive that his
ecvipts grcw until :hev sometimes
va:hol S-o a day. F,-r thirtcen vears
e st)(d by his "gutter hotel." at the
nd wf which time he had saved $6,5oo.
-ith that he bought the lease of his
rs: coffee shop in the city road.
t was a success from the start. He
iade a speciality of beefsteak pud
ings. as he has done ever since. and
t this one place was soon selling a,
iany as 6oo a day.
Meanwhile he had fallen in love.
le worshiped in bashful silence a
:mely maiden who attended the
iission in Blackfriars which he him
lf frequented. How long he might
ave gone on before he could have
immoned courage enough unaided
) speak to her no one knows. But
is brother, divining the situation,
ivited both to take tea at his house.
'he way he introduced them was
ther embarrassing. Turning from
ne to the other, he exclaimed, tri
"There he is!" and "There she is!"
It sufficed though. The ipe once
roken. John Pearce made 'up for
)S: time. Inside of six weeks he had
-ooed, won and married the girl.
)espite the old adage about marrying
i haste and repenting at leisure, their
nion turned out in every way a hap
y one. They have eleven sons and
ne daughter. If John Pearce should
o to America and visit the white
ouse. he would certainly be assured
f a cordial welcome from President
His low-priced restaurants increas
d even faster than his family, and
ery year sees additions tc their
umber. In 1897 they were all
malgamated under one company. tht
ritish Tea Table company. with a
apital of $1,5oo-ooo. The first year's
rofits of the concern yielded a divi
end of 14 per cent. Few enterprises
i America pay that much. Some
lea of the extent of the business
iat began with a perambulating
offee stall may be gained from these
gures. At its eighty-one houses, the
nnual consumption of fresh meat
mounts to 20,16,000 pounds: of
aeon. 225,000 pounds; of flour, 1,00o
ns: of potatoes. 1.300 tons; of milk,
5.000 gallons and 4.250.000 eggs
A lot of misguided individuals are
rying to close up the race tracks by
cinnir g all the bookmakers' money.
Lois of married men are club mem
ers because they dislike the idea of
pending their evenings at home
A\ man dloes some things wvell be.
anse he likes to do them, and a wo
an likes to do some things because
he dces them well.
About the time a married womuan
ets the idea into her head tha: she
as a mission her husband begins to
orry along on pick-up-dmner..
Sound judgment doesn't necessarily
ake the most noise.
Barring birthdays the society wo
an tries to appear up-to-date.
Special Rates Via A. C. L.
Confederate Veteran's Reunion
ouisville. Ky., June 14 to 16, 1903
)ne cent per mile for distance trav
led, plus 25 cents. Rate from New.
erry, S. C., $1o.95 via Atlanta foi
he round trip. Tickets on sale June
to 15. with finai limit June 19. Ex
ension ot final limit to July 10, may
e obtained by depositing tickets with
oint Agent. Louisville, and paymenm
ffee -of 5o cents on each ticket.
Special train service and througi
Nlman cars will be operated from~
onvient points. For other informa.
ion see the agent, or consult "The
\\hightsville Beach, N. C.-On ac
oun: of Summer School, June 15 t
1 1905. Tickets to Wiimington. N
7.. wil! be sold June 14, to 17. with
nal ilmit June 24, for one first class
are, pius 25 cents, for the round trip
~ate from Newherry to Wilmington
. C., and return, $7.33
For any other information write H.
e.'.rson, Traffic Manager, or W.
Craig. General Passenger Agent
We are on the jo
delphia, and Parkt
reliable houses ini
sortment of their I
We supply them
mel tablets cost 5c
100. It pays, mos
pays all the time t<
Nine times out of ten when a man
buys a horse he is sold.
About the only thing that can be
said in some men's favor is that they
are not society favorites.
We will.insure your Frame
D w'ellirng for only sixty~ cents on
the hundred dollars, (not ex
posed), or better still, on~e dol
lar and eighty cents for five
years. Good buisiness people
insure their property, why
don't you? Insurance en stock
and store buildings also,
HOLMES & McFALL,
Fire Insurance Agents.
ClarltoS ai WgstBrli lara1lln fl.
(Schedule in Effect April 16,31905-)
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Ar. Laurens ...... ......1.0 p. XI
No. 2. Daily.
Ar. Augusta ..... .- -. - 5.20 p. m .
Ar. Anderson.. .....-.. 7.10 p. mi.
No. 42. Daily.
A.Alxdale......... ......... . - -4 o0 p -xi
Ar. Fairfax.... .......------. --.... 4.41 p mx.
Ar. Charleston.. ..............-.---. 7 40 p. mi.
Ar eaufort........................6. p. inm.
Ar. Savannah........... ... ... ... 6.45 p. xi
A. csonille... --.. -.-.-..-.. -.. -
No. 1. Daily.
Lv. Laureus. .. ... .. .-... ---........ 2.07 p. mi
Ar. Spartanburg .. . . . . .. .-- --.- 3.20 p. m .
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Daily. Ex. Sun.
Lv. L.aurens............. 2 09 p. mi. S.oo a. mi.
Ar. Greenille .... ... ....3.25 p. mX 10 20 a. m1
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