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TWO SONS SWEETEN LIFE.
Among the First Volunteers Went Young
Wash Boozman to Defend Fort Sum
ter-Dashing Eyed Youth.
From whence he came, who he is,
-what matters it? Is he not the
embodied, breathing memory of a
dead and gone past? Half living,
half dreaming, wholly loving a
shattered hope, he is patiently
"waiting till the shadows are a lit
tle longer grown."
Through the first gray days when
hope lay in chaos; through the
darker days of Reconstruction;
through the upheaval when Caro
lina threw off the pall of misrule;
through the long struggle up the
hills of progress. the Little Reb has
quietly, walked his way, unmoved,
uncaring. In the loved old gray
uniform vith an old Confederate
Army pistol buckled around him,
he lives in a mist of memories, with
few vital interests to cut the clouds.
Full three score years ago the
Little Reb was born. Among the
first who volunteered with gun and
sword to vindicate Carolina's right
to fire on Fort Sumter was the
vouth. Wash Boazman. a slender
Iandsome lad with dark eves that
flashed with enthusiasm as he don
ned the uniform that has now come
to mean "nothing on God's earth."
Bravely, loyally he fought for the
new nation that never existed save,
in the world's war records and in
the hearts of her children. Never
once did the young soldier dream
that failure could come where love
had sacrificed so much.
Then came Appomattox. The
news spread like prairie fire, com
ing as a pitiful relief, to the hun
grv., half naked army who were
worn out from four years hard
work. To the young soldier ,Boaz
man, it came a stunning blow; the
flag he loved was furled: it had
been all in vain. The mainspring
of life was strained. never to regain
To take up life's duties rmeant to
come back to Carolina. He found
employment on the Columbia and
Greenville railroad and was as
faithful in peaceful labors as he had
been on the battle field. With will
ing hands andl brains he p)erformedl
his tasks, but his heart was never
in it,-back over the four years 01
travail his thoughts constantly
wvent. All things else shrunk and
the pro)portions of life became
warpedl and twisted.
Twenty years ago he was in the
cyclone that swept the central p)art
of the state andl sustainedl injuries
which cripplled him for life. He
characteristically explained that he
had "been against human toes and
science andl came forth unscathed,
but when it was the Lord. He
smashed him." Fifteen years ago
he came to (Greenville. Active la
bor was an impossibility from his.
infirm health. With a brain ab
normally quick in mechanics and
hands 'that deftly transmuted ide.as
into handy contrivances o~f wire and
steel and wood he made a preca
rious living selling his unpatented
inventions of housekeeping con
That he has,a genius for inven
tion is undoubted,. but the swiftness
of his brain outstrips the slower fol
lowving of the hands, and before one
model is completed he has gone
deep into the mental evolution of
Mr. A. G. Gower has given him a
workshop in the rear of his resi
dlence where he manufactures chil
dren's swings. He sells these for*
a dollar each. The trade is never,
very brisk and at this season it al
most ceases, and but for the gener-.
osity of friends grim Want would
throw off the last reserve for him.
Among his inventions are several
of real value, but capital and inter-.
estedi promoters are wanting to
make them of p)ractical use. One in
especial is a sofa of many capabili
ties. This litte model is slowly
gathering the dust of time hidden
under other models of more recent'
development. Some day when the
Little Reb has traversed his long
road and' reached the sunny mead
ows uinder bright skies, some one
will unearth the rude little model
andl a gold mine at the same time.
Another invention was convert
ing the old horse pistol of Confed
erate. use into one fulfilling the lo
cal legal requirements, "twenlty
two inches long and four pounds in
weight," that he may wear it with
out the onus of "concealed weap
Two loves sweeten the life of the
Little Reb, the time mellowed mem
ories of a dream country and the
living love of little children. Two
hat+e embitered his days-doss
who bark and irritate him, and ne
groes and Yankees to whom he
jointly attributes the war. To all
others he is a gentle, courteous lit
tle man of few friendships and
As the infirmities of age creep
on he has grown very deaf, but
through the silence that is begin
ning to encompass him, the shrill
little voices of children never fail
The local chapter of the U. D.1
C. realize that all patriotism is not:
represented in chill stone monu
ments and quickly fading flowers.
They practically show their kin
ship of purpose by donations from
the treasury each month and by
gifts. Warm blankets which came
on his birthday and comfortable
garments are among the gifts. For
a Christmas gift they have made
him a quilt of the colors he loves
and have written thereon the names
of his friends, a number that quick
lv ran into the hundreds.
In the prosaic work-a-day south
where material progress is the key
note, the Little Reb with his love'
for the past crystallized into an old
world romance, is a figure distin
guished by its obscurity. The brain
mist veiled, shines brighter because
of the one idea that has so tena
ciously held it for a life time.
Miss Alice's Ring. c
A Washington dispatch says:!
Miss Alice. Roosevelt has received,:
hei real engagement ring. There,
has been much gossip and specula
tion concerning this feature of her
troth with Congressman Long
worth, but it cn now be positively
stated that she wears a new ring
presented.to her by Mr. Longworth,
which contains three superb pigeon- t
blood rubies, surrounded by large
diamonds. The token..cost. upward t
Miss Roosevelt has for some I
weeks been wearing a ring of much t
value, both intrinsic and sentimental j
to the Longworth family, it being:
an heirloom. This cont.ained a sin
gle large sapphire set plainly in dull
gold, the setting being of unique
The new ring of rubies and dia-''
monds is the most pretentious piece
of jewvelry which Miss Roosevelt
has ever worn. At all functions
and brilliant pr1ivate affairs the
president's daughter has appeared
with a conspicuous5 absence of jew- I
els. Hder taste in dress is original.
andl she dloes not b)elieve in fanciful ;
adornmenit for y oung maidis. Shei
has never worn ear rings, that relice
of barbarism: has never worn more
than the modest little chain about<
her neck. and as a rule no rings t
upon her. fingers at all. WVhen she
alplearedl. therefore. with Mr. s
Longworth's beautiful sapphire, it 1
attracted universal attention. t
.Miss Roosevelt is mnodest about i
the significant emblem upon .her
inger, and has not app)earedl in p)ub
lic with it unless it was concealed
by a glove. 'She is looking much
better now than she did wvhen she
irst arrived in WVashington from
her long journey in the summer
time. and it is said by those who see
her frequently that she has never I
looked so lpretty nor seemed so ra
:iantly happy as she has dluring the
Source of Fitz Ill Luek. -
New Y.ork Times.,
A rubber plant with hoodoo
powers brought the double streak 1
of ill-luck to Bob Fitzsimmons, Jno.
Considine and other well known
sporting lights living in the Hotel
Metropole do not hesitate to say so,
and Considine, at any rate, should
"I owned the plant." said Con
sidine y esterday. "I kept it in my
room in the hotel. After I had re
covered from a serious operation
this summer I heard that the
Brooklyn bush-every Brooklyn
man of family owns one-could
bring on a streak of bad luck, so I
determined to give the thing away.
"It was the day Fitz left for
'Frisco. He and his wife were here:'
in the hotel. I had brought the
plant down stairs, intending to put
it outside of the hotel and let the<
passer-by~ take it. But wvhen Fitz<
found it' was bad luck to have the1
thing around he asked for it to give
a friend. IHe picked up the thing
and crossed 7th avenue to a fellow
who kept a wigmaking place. Ast
we watched him carrying it across
the avenue we feared that the hoo
doo might get in its work on himt
before he got over. He wasn't hit,
by a car or an automobile before het
gave the thing away, but all the
same I guess that rubber plant got
in its work on the way to the wig
Our second car of Hc
when cotton goes to 1 5c
We have just receive
Buy from us a Rever
rour grain crop will pay
"Plenty of sports have seen a
plant give the double cross L
o its owner. Poor Fitz, he got the
)ad luck germ from mine. That le
i'm sure of. The result has been s<
hat he first lost his first fight and o
iow he has lost his wife." a
Considine, who is a close friend t
)f the ex-champion, said that Mrs. t
'itzsimmons always carried the
amonds of Fitz's (lead wife. Rose r
"Fitz knew what was coming Fri
lay night," said Considine, "for he ti
elegraphed a friend to try and get I]
tose's jewels from his wife. They
vere worth about $20,ooo. Fitz's
vire says that he will reach New
ork, January 3."
About Habit. v
Because we have not hitherto had r1
he world speaking genially to one's p
vhy we should not begin to form
hem in 1906. Professor James.
vho has made a profound study of
iabit has furnished us with one or L
wo excellent maxims on the sub
ect. First. he tells as that it is in- ti
lispensable to begin with "as strong al
nd as decided an initiative as pos- a]
ible. Accumulate all the possible h
ircunstances which shall reinforce p,
he right motive. Put yourself as- p
iduously in conditions that encour
ge the new wvay and make engage- pa
nents incompatible with the old; in
hort. envelope your resolution with w
~vry aidl vou know.' Never suffer
n exception to occur until the new1
abit is securelv rooted in your life.
ach lapse is like the letting~ fall of
ball of string which one is care
'ully win ding up: a single slip un- I
oes more than a great many turns
vill wind again. Let the expression
f your habit be the least thing in
he world, speaking genialy to one's,
~randmother, or giving up one's
eat in a horse car if nothing more
eroic offers. P>ut let it not fail to ai
ke place."-Magaret E. Sangster
n Woman's Home Companion for
Scalloped Lamb with Mlacaroni.
Thisdis isequally acceptablea
or a luncheon or supper dish. It
aa be cooked several hours be
ore meal time, then baked for re
ieating and browvning the crumbs.
Cook one half of a cupful of. mac
.roni broken in one-inch pieces in tI
oiling salted water twenty-five
ninutes. Drain in a strainer and h:
our over it cold water to prevent
he pieces from adhering. Add one
fd one-half cupfuls of tomato
auce and put one half in a buttered
)aking dish. Cover with cold roast ir
amb cut in cubes, strips or thin u'
ices, then add the remamning mac- r
ironi. Cover with b)uttered crack
r crumbs. Bake until the crumbs r~
ire brown.-WVoman's Home Coin- P
)an ion for January. I
A M1anaging Editor Run Mad.' lc
llentown (Pa.) Item.s
The ways of managing editors
r past finding~ cut, and truly the '
nanaging editors seem to have run 0
nad of late on the subject of per
;onal journalism, which is a polite
va of referring to newspaper
ork that sticks its nose where it A
ias no business. One of the latest
d worst exafrnples followed on the
)fficial announcement the other day
f Miss Roosevelt's engagement to C<
.epresentative Longworth. Many c
)f the WVashington correspondeCnts H
vere inundated with demlandls for T
p)cial stories, b)ut the limit was y~
he case of one local man who re- -o
eived a telegram as follows: C
'Write immediately 1 ,ooo word in
erview of Nick Longworth 's viewsC
i race suicide." Needless to say A
he story has not been sent vet.B
A sign of a happy marriage.
Vrhen a man says his wvife spoils
rses and Mules just ai
., and then you can ha
r Buggies, H
d a car of TENNESSE
sible Disc Harrow and
you. Yours to I
Few Dead Delinquents.
VOls (New York) Review.
Out west no man dies content un
ss he has paid his newspaper sub
ription, for the editors have a way
squaring things in their obituary
:ccounts. For instance, an Indian
rritorv editor recently took the
:casion of the death of a reader to
rite thus: "Deceased was a mild
tannered man, with a mouth for
hiskey. He came here at night
ith another man's wife and joined
ie church at the first opportunity.
e owed us $7 on the paper."
Paper Changes Hands.
C. M. Palmer's Chicago office
is closed the sale of the Times,
rove City, Minn., to H. N. Lynn,
ho has recently resigned from the
iral free delivery sevice at Val
Pious propriety reached high
:le in the case of a man who was
)out to undergo an operation for
>pendicitis, and he declared that
4 did not want the operation to be
rformed until his pastor could be
"Why do you want your p)astor
esent ?" asked the physician.
"Because I wish to be opened
ith prayer " was the reply.
atholic Standard and Times.
Miss Short-Mr. Slokoche tells
ec you always call your father
Miss Long-Isn't he too simple
r anything? I never say "Pop"
cept when Mr. Slokoche is call
on me, b)ut he can't take a hint
The Man-We are already rich
~vond the dreams of avarice.
The Woman-True: but there
e so many who are rich further
Easy for Him
Gerald-I am to play the part of
e fool in the amateur theatricals.
Geraldine-You never did like
.rd work.--New York Press.
Nearly 2,000 acres of best land
.Newberry County. One half
ider cultivation. Labor on it to
in 20 horse farm. 4 miles from
ilwav station. Will cut to suit
irchasers. If not sold by January
t will be withdrawn from the
arket. Terms reasonable. Price
w. Great opportunity for home
~ekers and investors.
W. K. Sligh.
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