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AN ENGLISH PAPER
Gives Its Impression of American
London Dail, Mail.
The American woman is like th!
American Bc anty rose, a peculiar pro
duct of her own country. Vu Ting
rang. the Chinese Minister at Wash
ington. once said: "You can't under
stand why America has reached her
present position in the world until you
know the American woman: then you
wonder why the country is n,-t even
greater than it is."
Prima'rily the women who live in
the United S:ates have a firm convic
tion that the hand that rocks the cra
die rules the world. And as they like
:' rule. they start by rocking the
To rule their nienfolk they realize
the necesity of attracting the eye,
and they deliberately set out to make
themselves a; prepossessing as pos
ible. They copy the Frenchwoman's
mode Of dressing and the English
woman's method of caring for her
physique, and then add a touch of
originality by' teaching themselves
how to talk intelligibly on every sub
iect. They are particularly proud )f
this last ability, and by no means re
sent an insinuation that Shakespeare
prophetically sketched the character
of Katherine as partly typical of the
present-day American woman. Only
they would no: call themselves shrews.
They simply say it is their duty to
"call down. as they slangily express
it. the American man.
To be slangy in the use of expres
sions is the American woman's way
of showing tha she lives in a republic
where all can do as they please.
And yet republican simplicity does
not by any means appeal to her. She
is the royalist of America. Anybody
with a title attracts her as a magnet
attracts a needle. She makes little
distinction between a Duke of innu
merable ancestors and one who has
bought his title with some propertN.
What -he wants is to have the other
girls in her set associate her name
with some one of noble title, for, to
her mind. noble titles always stand at
the head r.f ;ociety. and society ranks
above everything else with the aver
age American: woman.
A firm' believer in athletics is the
American woman. and despite the-per
ennial jokes of the c*mic papers, s.he
understands a game when she goes to
to see one. At college she gives as
much attention to sports almost as
does her brother. and she refuses to
confine herself to such innocent pas
times as basket bail, croquet or tennis.
She plays football. t'hough, it must be
confessed, with rules a trifle modied,
and she plays baseball. and has her
eight-oared and four-oared crews, too.
Perhaps it is this consciousness of
her ability to understand the whys and
wherefores of masculine sports that
gives the American woman her air of
independence in everyday life. She
needs no escort in going to the theatre
at night. When she wants to tinder
take a journey, the only thing she
consults is her pockethook. and she
dtoes not ask~ her big brmther to ac
company.~~ her a- buoyenard. Shte
migh a,keme ne ese' big broth
vanmage. She has read t-o much o
w~hat peo)ple think of her, and usually
what people think of her is diattering.
So if she were criticising a coun
terpart of herself at home, she would
fall into slang again and say. "Her
head was getting too big for her bon
She does not attempt to conceal her
helief born ofi long reading of the
newspapers of her native town, that
"America is the greateCst place .on
eart2." and that o:her coumnries are to
be visited, a, i-' the Sahara Desert.
just foPr curi 'ity's sake. She will a
mit that Englishmen are better lo-ok
ingr than the men: wher': The c-ame
"Help Me Cassiue or I Sink."
Poor old Cassius!!! My sympathies
are yours. To think that after ages
your rest is disturbed. and you are
invoked to stretch fort . your hand to
ward the diispensary. Bad' too bad!
And it's getting worse. We are told
that you are about to "illop. Now
really Cassius. are yoI? fi so I want
to assure y(ju that it is entirely unnec
essary. tor the prohibitionists. into
whose camp you will fall, are-theore
tically. too dry to sink. Don't do it
'Cassey." my boy-reserve all your
energies to keep the other fellows out
of the creek. But, pleasantry aside
life is too short for newspaper contro
versy. and I shall indulge in it no fur
ther than to clear myself from inten
ti''nal wrong toward a man for whom
I eitertain nothing but the most pro
fmund feelings 'f regard. I elicited, as
has been stated. a reply from Senator
Tillman to a list of questions pro
p(,tuded to -him. on the dispensary
question. I had heard the other side.
and he having been foremost among
:s advocates was supp',sed to have an
opinion which I desired simply as a
matter of gratincation-for I flatter
myself that I am too well known to
have the opininIn lurking around in
any body's mind, that 1 -ake my op
inions sectmnd hand from any source
whatever-without mature reflection
npon the merits of same. I make no
secret of the fact that I had so written
to him. and several days before the
receipt of his answer I was approach
ed by the editor of the Herald and
N.ws, and also by ?Ir. Jno. Aull. as
c' rrespondent for the News and
Courier and asked for same as soon as
it arrived. (I was not asked for it by
the Observer.') This I promised them,
thinking I would get it in Saturday.
which I did not do. T did not take it
fr -m the office until about eleven
o'clock on Monday. In compliance
with my pro,mise. I gave it to The
Herald and News for publication.
Now I know nothing about typogra
phy. and could not say how long it
w'1uld require to set it up, but this
much I do know, that I was so anx
ious that it should be given to the
Observer that I walked back from
home after dinner for the express pur
pose of seeing that it was given to
that paper. and I was told that the
Observer w ould not have time to han
dle it. ac it was only about one or
two hours from their time of going
to press. At this time the operator
was engaged in setting rip the article
in the 'fnce of The Herald and News.
This I found to be true, as it was onily
about that time until the paper was
dlivered at our offce dloor. Nowv as
I have already intimated, were it not
for the regard in which I hold the
editor as well as the members of his
staff I should have taken no notice of
the strictures upon myself-for being
somewhat responsible for the exis
tence of the investigating committee
appointed last session to obtain as
near as possible the true status of the
dispensary, and to report at the next
session. s:range as it may seem I am
mbued with a considerable amount of
couidence in the manliness, efficiency
and intentions of the committee. and
donot intend t.' do any,thing to
nultiiv myvself or to th:7ow a gratui
im' 's insult in its face by an apparent
want 'P c ennGence.
A\s to the printing ('f the letter. in
nes:fn. in :he the.r papler it wa
ic wG v :.3p-ovai.:md.~ I am trut
O dessa Is Leading City Of South
The city , mlfcdesa. the -cene mf the
mn st start:ing dlevelopments in the
gr wth of revoh:utioni in the Czar's
empIire. is the moSt important city
and~ seaport in southern Russia and
the fourth city of the empire in popu
laion. It is situa:ed i, the govern
m nt of Kherson, on an elevation
sloping toward an inlet of the Black
Seat. It lies about 3y miles northeast
of :he mouth of the Dniester arid 938
!i es by rail e-.:thw.est of Aloscow.
The e: .appearan~ce anid atmios
ph -re ca r ve ra:the'r European
1 Rx-.. amt The city wva' built dur
n1*' 'e !cemhiti cemttry. and.( is.
a-eehah:d.The me 't p. pm!ar
yard. from which a grand stairway
,eads to the bay.
There are many fine buildings, b-,'h
ecclesiastical and secular. The chief
among them are the Cathedral. the
Stock Exchange. the ttheater, the Gov
ernor's palace. the city hall, the mu
nicipal library, containing So.coo vol
unines. and the university building.
Monuments t) Alexander ITI., Cather
ine II. and Hushkin adorn various sec
tions of the town. There are about
25 orthordox churches, a number of
monasteries and synagogues and a
few reformed churches. In the south
ern and eastern parts of the city are
situated a number of parks. among
which the chief are the Alexandrovsk
Park and the Bo:anical Garden.
While Odessa is primarily a com
mercial place, it is also of consider
able industrial in ("rtance. Tn 1899 ii
had over zoo large industria. estab
lishnents, employing about 21.oo
persons. and with the output of over
$o.ooo.ooo a year. The chief estab
lishments are flour mills, sugar refin..
eries. match factories. brewerres, can
neries and iron works.
There are about 40.000 troops of
all arms at Odessa. but there are no
fortifications in which they could
stand a siege if the rioters and muti
ncers got the upper hand.
The Russians of Odessa comprise
scarcely one-third of the inhabitant=
of the city, about 150.ooo of the resi
dents being Jews and the remainder
Greeks, Armenians, Turks and people
of various European nationalities. In
general the members of the lower
classes of Odessa are persons of thr
most desperate character.
Shaking dice for the drinks is some
ien's idea of strenuous phy:sical eN
We will furnish a first class barbe
cue at Mr. Perry Halfacre's mill on
Saturday. July 22, 1905. Arrange
ment.s will be made for the usual en
ioyments of all present. Cooking will
be under the best arrangements.
J. D. H. Killer,
D. E. Halfacre.
Week End Rates, C., N. & L.
Commencing June 3rd, and continu
ing until and including September
2nd, 1905. the following week-end
rates will be on sale to the following
points, via the Columbia, Newberry
and Laurens, railroad to
Isle of Palms,$.5
Sullivans Island 5-15
Cross Hill 2.00
Glenn Springs 2.10
White Stone 2.10
Tickets to the above points will be
sold on aSturdays good to return oni
the following Tuesdays, for schedules
and further information telephone or
J. W. Denning, Agent.
Southern Railway Excursions.
The Southern railway will sell
round' trip tickets to the following
points for special occasions:
\thens,, Ga.. Summer School, June
2to July 28. 1905. Rate: onefrt
e ae plus 25 cents tor routi:
a plus 25 cents for rou;nd trip.
Nashville. Tenn., Peaboidy Summer
Scool and Van-derbilt Bibical In
st ute, June 14 to August 9, 193
Rate: one fare plus 25 cents for round
Baltimore, Md., Account of the
United Society of Christian Endeavor
In'er-national convention. July 54i .
Asb ury Park. N. J., Account of N.:a
:ial Educational association, Jll
-;-. Rate very low and will be give.
T EACHER WANTED.
The patrons of Mr. Betrhe I choo:
nNo. 2 town shiri desire (o emloy7) a
e::hor fr Seven memb -. S-alr
mvt b e cent to
I J. C. S. Brown,
The undersigned will elect a teach
er for Union Academy on July 1o,
1905. at a salary of $30 per month.
Applications must be sent to the un
dersigned at Prosperity, S. C.
L. I. Feagle,
M. C. Moore.
Jno J. Kinard.
The trustees of Dead Fall School
will elect a teacher on Saturday, July
15. Male teacher preferred. Salary
$35.00 or $40 per month. Term seven
months. Applications received by the
B. L. Dominick,
R. S. Boozer,
Newberry S. C., R. F. D. No. 4.
J. W. Crouch,.
We vill insure your Frame
D welling.for only sixty cents on
the hundred dollars, (not ex
posed), or better still, one dol
lar'and eighty cents for five
years. Good business people
insure their property, why
don't you? Insurance on stock
and store buildings also,
HOLMES & McFALL,
Fire Insurance Agents.
Sp'e i,.: .c;ca::on. Health re.
ycr. High grade of work Higi
C?,servatory ad: :"tages in Musi
El.>cutiou. Hat water heat. Ele
Remar ..-- .-alth record; onli
Ci0.e pe"- a't-n,tior to the heal
pt ;il. l-' a "ard of scholarsi
p11 mic 2e.'-- CH ARG ES VE
24 th AlmiSe will begi:
act e.. REV. J. M. R
g1 rre .sock wil
4' Kibetter sh
s U:<Tbe conv\
p i de of theon
g Ve a. big~ unl
s wFre going tc
5 ucements th
It makes a woman knit her brows
when her husband tells the children
Some men do right only because
they are too cowardly to do wrong.
Our Fall stock will.
soon arrive, and in ord
er to make room for it
we will offer you a line
of Box Paper for one
half the regular price.
This paper is perfect
in every respect and
worth every cent of the
regular price, but is
sacrificed to make
room for other goodsP
Those who have need
of paper should take
advantage of this sale
Mayes BPo Store.
ort. Over 2oo boarding pupils last
standard of culture and social life.
ic. Advanced courses in Art and
ctric lights and other modern ir- -
- one death among p:;piis in 23 years.
th and social development of every
ip. All p- pils dress alike on all
HODES. A. M.,
PRESIDENT, Littleto. N. C.
ger ad more\
l be more cornJt It
red, and wher2
ape in every ''K
line of nl~, 7~
erted into cash *
iext 3 months.. I
Soffer price in-g
at will rnake it *
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