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1RYAN TELLS A STORY WELL.
Draws Frequently Upon Large Fund
Of Anecdotes-He Has in the
Course of his Recent Travels
Augmented his Store of
William Jennings Bryan is a good
story teller. Besides punctuating his
speeches with homely anecdotes he en
livens his conversation by recounting
stories possessed of the merit of hav
ing a good point.
Mr. Bryan's stories fall into two
classes; those lie has gleaned at home
and the recent acquisitions from for
eign sources which he carefully select
ed and stored away for future refer
ence during his rtip around the globe.
The anecdotes that smack of the.. red
soil of Nebraska are the best for pol
itical speeches. The tales that come
to him in Japan, India or Turkey he
reserves for the private ears of his
In his speech at New Haven and
again in Newark Mr. Bryan says the
Republican party has been doing to
excuse its failure to curlb the trusts.
When he launches this yarn lie pulls
down the corners of his mouth in a
quizzical manner, affects a drawl and
slowly moves his head from side to
side as if his was the task to recite the
obituary over the body of one lately
''There was once a man," goes Mr.
Bryan's story, ''who was sued in
Court for returning with a crack
across tile bottom of it, a kettle lie had
horrowed from a neighbor. 'I'he neigh
was very angry.
''The man who was sued put up
three defelnces. First lie said that lie
hadn't borrowed the kettle. When that
failed lie sai(l that it lie kette was
cracked when he borrowed it. And
finally when his second argument was
disproved lie said that lie had menled
the crack before lIe retirned tihe ket
''And I ha ,'' on l tides Mr. Bryan,
is tlie way the Republialn pary de
felds itself lgaiist ile elnrges of
not keepilng its proimlises on tile sub
jeel of trust regu11lation.'
The Neb'askanl 's argunt11., thin tile
Republicans dra111%w eampaign funds
out, of lie pockets of the men who
find the high tariff to their advantage
he finds well illustrated by a story
which is not altogether new. After
explaining his belief that no Republi
can dare touch the present, tariff for
fear of offending those who, lie al
leges, contribute the money for the
campaign work, Mr. Bryan tells the
There was once a man who went in
to a clothing store. Ile tole a coat
and starte(I to run down the street.
The clothing dealer hurried out into
the street and shouted. '' Stop theif I
but the thie' would not stop.
Then tIe clothier appealed to a
policeman1 and thle 1)01iceman shout'ed
''Stop thIileft '' the thief would not
stop. Then the policeman drew his re
volver and( shiouted to the fleeing
thieif, ' 'Stop, or l' 'll fire !'' Then the
excited clothier cried ont to the police
'Shoot him in thle panuts ; the coat
belongs to metl''
'So t here y'ou are',''concluides Mir.
Bryan after reciting t his anecdote.
'(The Republican piarty' don 't dlare to
shoot the thieving t rusts in the coat,
because thle coat helongs to t hem. Th'ley
don' t dare'c to shoo11t lie t rusts in thle
p)ants beenuse tihe pants belonig to
them. They don 't dare to shoot any
where, for' fear of' hitting something
that belongs to them.''
Mr. Bryan sometimes makes jokes
at the expense of himself and of the
issues on which lie has met, defeat.
While lie was being t aken over to
Newark on the thirdl day' of his stay
in New Yor'k he told the newvspaper
men this taile:
''My former campaigns and the re
suIts t hat (came of them reminud mne of
a nmn who caime out to Nebraska to
take up a far'n,'' said he. ''This man
was a greenhorn and lie did not know
miuch about t he cyclones thlat~ some
times visit our1 prairies. But he had
11011e sort, of wisdom.
''HIe put a st range looking wooden
fence about his place that looked like
a chicken coop. It w'as bunilt in a tri
angular shape. A farmer droveo by
wvhen this greenhorn was putting up
'> his fence and commented upon its ap
'Why, the first good wind] that
oes along, he said, 'will blow your
fenee over like jackstraws.'
~% ,"' Oh, all right,' said the green
horn, who was also an optimist. 'My
Bonce is five feet broad at the bottom
and. our feet high. If it blows over
it will be a foot higher than it is now.'
4hut's what I hope my p)olitical
fence is like,'" said Bryan with a
Aothe ryan story wa lifted bod
ily by Congressman Lentz in his S
speech at Now Haven on August 31.
Mr. Lentz was busy holding the crbwd I
until Mr. Bryan should appear from
the meeting of the New England De
mocrats In the Tontine Hotel, across
the street, so the use of the Bryan
thunder was, perhaps, permissible. V
There was once a funeral out in Ne- h
braska-so runs this yarn-and the a
preacher who had been asked to deliv- h
er tho eulogy was a stranger in town -
and (lid not know the departed sister n
very well. So after lie had said all k
that lie could, lie suggested that if ei
anybody else could say a few words t<
about the poor dead sister it would be h1
a good thing to say them, a
Three or four of those who had 81
known the deceased in her lifetime tj
made appropriate remarks. Then
there was a pause. At last one old A
brother rose and said: 1
"Well, if we're all through speak- s
ing about the departed sister I will ej
now make a bow brief remarks on h
Mr. Bryan enters the spirit of his ti
stories with great gusto, gesticulating aj
with his hands and modulating his si
voice to suit the periods. His eyes f(
are expressive, they light up before the hi
point of the story is reached and his a]
play actor's mouth trembles into a C
When the point of the story comes S
each word is enunciated slowly and I1
distinctly with a lingering emphasisl
on each as if the narrator was loaLh
to come so soon to the end of his tale.
A lter he had been intereview the "
last tine by tile news)apIer men who
had followed him about on his jour...
neys out of New York, Mr. Bryan, re
inembering that lie was once a report.
ri and not forgel ful of the difficulties
that. soletieit's beset the path of the a
interviewer, told the newspaper men m
about how lie was once interviewed in a1i
a rapid fire manner in Louisville, af
ter he had been defealed the second
limne for. tle lresi(dency.
'A voli,ig nli li1stletl uip to me
with his )aid all ready,' said Mr.
li.vanl, ''alnd a11141leed tlat lie lhad A
been sent by his ciy editor to inter- ei
viPW nit'. II
r . Ilrvnan, a 'e von ging to ruin S
again for rI'-esideit 7, he asked. hi
" 'Well,' said I, 'in view of the fr
tact that I have been defeated within
two weeks it wouild lie hard to an- m
swer that question.' a
'' 'All right, scratch that. Now, Mr. e4
Bryan, what will be the next platform tl
of the Democratic party? yt
" '[ certainly am not in a position hi
to tell.' yC
"'le drew another line through his fil
" 'Now, Mr. Bryan, what person do
you think will be available to run for di
President on the Democratic ticket if In
you do not run again? I P1
" 'Again I cannot answer that ques
tion,' [ replied with earnestness.
S'All right, M .. Bryan; much ob
liged ;pleased to have met you, good
"Now~ thlere' was a man wvho bad
dlone what lie hadi been tol to- do,''
conc'luided Mir. Bryan withI a hearty' TI
Th'le Comnmoner r'elate's wvithI great at
glee one incident. that befell him inl thI
.Japana. Ile wenit to one of the temples wi
in Tokio to see the shrines of some of Tl
Japan 's departed statesmien. It was at h<
Shiiba Pairk, where the most beautiful in
of thle Tiokugawa t emples ar'e located. mi
This was the Ci'irst JIapanese temple ol
that Mr. Bryan had1( ever visited. lie asi
was acconmp)anied by several dligitaries
of the muinicipality of Tokio, w~ho had 14
comle to act as an escort of honor. in
At the temple dooi' the Japanese w
gentlemen b)oganl to remove their i
shoes, acorlding to unalterable ens- oi
tom. Mr. Br'yan took off his ox ford et
ties and was horrified to find t hat wi
most of the great too and p)art of the he
second toe of one of his feet were prio- y<
truding boldly from his sock. There ol
wvas no help for it ; the great Ameri- ie
can stat esman withI his guard of honor is
had to parteor over thle bronze floors w
of the shrines at Shiha with two toes J[
''Nevelr have I felt the lack of dig- g
nity so much as oii that occasion,'
says Mir. Bryan. ''Anyway, I bought, m
the socks in Japan and that accounts b
for the facet that such a hole sould( s<
be wvorn het ween the time I put them E
on in the morning aind the time I took si
(off my shoes at the temple door in li
the afternoon.'' f
The Gushing Girl, t<
Who doesnt't know the girl, who tl
gushes and gurgles? She thinks her- ii
self desperately fascinating, wvhile oth- t<
er people think shte is-well, they soon f>
get tired of her. At firsL they think
it rather refreshing to come across a
girl always so pleasant,; and she flat
ters so much, But, then, when every w
cne is flattered in the same way and lc
it is overdone all round It gets tiring. n
The gushing girl spoils herself by n
overdoing the grishin'g business, and ii
those *bo would like to be her friends h
BNATOR W. B. JOHNSON PHAD
[is Death was not Unexpected, as E
Had Been Critically Mll for Ton
Aiken, September 15.-Senatoi
(illiam E. Johnson died at his hom,
ere last night at 11' o'clock, afte
short illness. About ten day. ag
a was stricken with a severe illnes
,hich culminated in his death las
iglit. In his death Aiken County ha
ist one of its foremost and promin
it citizens, whose aim seemed alway
> be to serve his people to the best o:
is ability. His (eath did not com
5 a surprise, as his physician had de
>aired of his life some time befor
ie end came.
William E. Johnson was born ii
iken County on the 12th of Marc]
B64, the son of Hansford D. an<
arah B. Kitchings, his wife. His par
its were of slender meqns, so ta
is education was deferred until h
as grown, when lie patronized th
mmon schools of the county, and
icre prepared himself for college. Hf
'terward attended Furman Univer
ty, and there laid the foundatioT
or the liberal education, which mad(
m one .f the ablest and most schol
ly and accomplished men in Soutl
le was married in 1891 to Mis!
illie Evans, daughter of Capt Roberl
, Evans, of this county. His wif<
id six Children silvive him.
Sevelal years ag lie sidied for th<
inisthy, and afterwards filled th<
ilpits of some of the largest churche
the tsate w"h brillianey and abil
y, and was onlsidered one of th(
remost pastors of the State.
In 1902 he began the study of law
al inl Decemllber <.f that year was ad
ited to thw Par, and has practiced
the Aiket, Bar since. le was con
lered by his brethren in tlie legal
-01eSiol as being one of tle ablest
the profession, and was especiall\
'ted for his brilliant oratory.
In 1902 lie was eleteed over two of
iken's most promineni and worth\
tizens to succeed he Hllon. D. S.
elldersonl. e. residiel. inl the Statc
'nate. Upon his entranee into that
udy lie at once took position in the
ont rank amiong the ablest. He was
c author of a number of important
eansures, and was second to none as
tloor debater. His speeches were
peeially notable for carrying with
em force degnity andeloquence. Two
ars ago lie was elected to succeed
miself. His terni (lid not expire this
Ar, but the last half term has been
tled with (list inguished honor to the
unty and with credit to himself.
The funeral services will be con
teted at the residence this after
on, after which interiment. will take
aee at. the Aiken C'eintery.
DEATH OF SHERIFF OUZTS.
igefield's Brave Official Rests Af
ter a Long and Worthy
Edgefield, Sept. 15.--A greait and(
d event has hiappened1 ini Ndgefield,
i event that will fill Edgefield
oroughout all its lengthl and breadt h
tith deepest sorrow and m1oulrning-.
iis is thle death of the universaIlly
loved and( unb11ondedly poularill
an, Sheriff Wim. Hi. Ouizts, the brave
d( mimIiiedl old soldier, the frienid
everybody, white an1( d back, hiigh
id low, rich and( poor'.
Sheriff Ouzts 1had been sheriff of
ilgefield county for 26 years and( was
v'ineizhe at the Polls. He diedl, somne
hat unexpectedly, Thursday at mid
ght. His health had ben preari
1 lie 1had suffered more and( more
ith the sore and1( shattered leg that
a brought home from the war 40
'ars ago. Hie was a devout mfenmber
the aiethodist church, and was bur
d from that chiur'ch t his morning, lie
sur1vivedl by his faith ful and noble
fe and by six child reni, Messrs.
1seh, Wiley and1( Ollie Ouzts, Mrs.
heatham, Mrs. Boone and( Mirs. Mor
William Ouzts, a mnemiber of an im
enlse and( hionored family, w1ith mainy
r'anchies, was born in the McKendree
ection, 12 miles north of the town of
(dgefield, 69 years ago. lie came1 of
urdy old Saxe-Gotha stock and his
fe from b)eginning to end w~as a use
1l and an exceptionally brave one.
[is battle of 40 years with his shat
red leg, ever bitterly painful and
ireatening, was a valiant warfare in
self. His fulneral called into our
>wn hundreds of mourning peopte
rom all parts of our county.
The Worried Woman.
The worried wvomani is nlot the onec
'11 has trouble, but the one who- is
oking for trouble. Silo meets trouble
ore than halfway. As a ruile the wo
an who has real troubles is too busy
aking the best of things that have
appened t6 worry about things that
Shoes, Hats, C1
'. & P. Coats Spool Thread I
They are now sellin
hair worth 60c. for 48
Mohair worth $1.00 fo
t worth 60c. for 48c., M
5 worth 60'for 48c., all c
cloth worth $1.25 for 98c., Gre;
12 1-2C., Tricot Flannels, all coloi
Voile-blue, grey and black, wortl
i all colors for 5c. to 15c. Miss Ma
any of her friends. We also carry
selling out cheap.
VIEWS ON HYDROPHOBIA.
Is it a Disease, or Merely a Trumped
New York Sun.
In the last number of Our Dumb
Animals are collected some expres:
vions of doubt by professional men
whose standing entitles them to a re
speet ful hearing. Prof Charles K.
Mills, of the University of Pensyl
rania, a specialist in nervous disort
ers, declares that, although he has tak
en Special pains to find ''a clear case
of hydrophohia'' in a human subject,
he has never succeeded. President
Th1eophlilus Parvin, of the National
.\eademny of Medicine, testifies that
in forty-four years of practice he has
never seen a real ease of hydrophobia;
libt lie has seen mainy eases of hysteria
whih(e we're watilonily ignoralt
hy called hydrophobia. Dr. Joseph W.
learn, professor of clinical surgery in
ihe JeffersonI Medical College, makes
isi minualified stateient: ''I have
11(V* seeIll a cnSe Of hydrophobia cith
41 in mall or dog, nor do I know any
ot her physician or surgeon who has.''
Ir.- Edward C. Spitzka, the New York
alienist, after a painstaking investiga
I ion of many alleged cases of liyropho
hia, deelares that notwithstanding
every effort le has made "to secure
the observation of rabies in man or
dog, not a single opportunity ias of
Cases may be found in the books
indeed, the literature on the subjects
is copious enough-but it is a fair con
clusion that panic fright ,and not a
deadly virus, is the cause of most of
the deaths attributed to hydrophobia.
Le Bulletin Medical.
The popular notion that. rabies only
fo,llows the bite of a mad animal, or,
by exception, the licking of a super
ficial wound, is incorrect. P. Rein
linger, director of the Imperial Bact
eriological Institution of Constantino
le, has brought three observations,
which show the possibility of a third
method of contamination. A certain
number of animals, particularyv the
dog andl tihe cat, have tile habit of
licking their paws. But Roux and
Noeard have shown that thme saliva be
comesi virulent in a very few days
after .the first appearance of the
symptoms of rabies. WVhen the rabie.
animal is confined in one place the
saliva dlrip)s upon the ground and
soils his paws, which are also contami
nated by licking with . his tongue.
Wounds, therefore, made by scratch
ing with thme clawvs of a'rabic animal
are necessarily infected wvounds. In
scratching the human skin the animal
lays bare a number of nerve filaments,
upon which thme virus is deposited.
Persons wvho are scratched by animals
thought to be mad should therefore
submit t lhemselves to appropriate t reat
ment without loss of time.
A college education costs enough
to sup)port a boy if lie didn't have it.
A man can exercise some control
over children if they are somebody
No mat ter how much a widow once
knew, sihe is willing to learn it all
Hot tempers coll off love better
Mrs. Susie Summer Halliwanger
whe has taught successfully for sev
eral years in both college and private
to a limited number of pupils after
September 16.. 'E'or further informna
tion apply at Mrs. Glenn's residesco.
1 Co. Dry G
COMPLETED THEIR STOCK
othing, Dry Good,
)ne Cent per Spool .imited to
Worth of Dress7Coods.
Gray Mohair worth $1.2r
r., Green Mohair worth o
r 78c., Red Mohair worth I
elance Suiting worth 60c
olors Brilliantine worth '
r Venetian worth 6oc. for 48c., Won
s, worth 35C. for 24c., Silk Brocades,
i 3oc. for a2 i-2c., Silkette Linings, all
;sie Williams, wha is with us now, will
a fine line of now Shoes worth fror
r Building, just1below:the,Smith1Co. C
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us is Reliable. We guar
faction with every packaj
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preparing medicines. M
practices; we use puresi
make our highest aim to
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for 98c., Plaid Mo
i.00 for 78c., Blue
30c. for 48c., Zebiline
for 48c., Brilliantine
15c. for 24c., Brbad
ted, all colors, worth 25c. for
all colors, worth 35c. for 24c.
colors, from Ioc. to 25c., Outing,
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antee Absolute Satis
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tes your prescription
)ur main business is
re allow no slip-shod
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