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LD TIME PUWTSHMBNTS.
Cold Water for Siearing and: Ea
9lipping foi Hog Thieveo.
To punish a child in such a wa;
that it will see the directed conectioi
etween the correction and the faul
i4 one of the precepts of modern edu
coatien. The judge of the eighteent-I
bentury was not worried by sue]
psychological theoriels, but )iis de
oisions often had the grim humor o
vitnep. What could *be better fo
the scold than a coolirtg plunge, fo
the wife beater than -a few lishes oi
his own back I Alice Morse Earle in
stances in a bok on'''Punishments o
Bygone Days," some of these picture
sque, but'often crael sentences of th
A number of tender-handed Eng
ish gallants joined a pioneer expedi
idon to Virginia. The weather wa
old and the ivork hard. When thes
soft muscled young men were set a
chopping trees their hands were sore
ly blistered by the axe helves. Wit]
the cries of pain many oaths wer
heard. The president of the corppan;
Isoon put a stop to this swearing b;
ordering a can of cold water to b
poured down the sleeve of the guilt;
one at every oath lie uttered.
In colonial days hog stealing wa
considered one of the most serious o
crimes. At the first offence th
thief's ears were slit, at the secon
his ears were nailed to a pillory, ani
at the third he suffered death ''witi
out berefit of clergy."
Deceitful bakers and 'careless fis:
dealers had to "lose their ears,
while lie who spoke detracting word
had his tongue bored by a bodkin.
A Frenchman, traveling in Ameri
ca in 1700, described the duckin
etool as a "pleasant mode" of pun
shing a scolding woman. He says:
''Of members, ye tongue is wors
I or . beste. An yil tongue oft dot
breede unreste worthe a duckin
In 1635 Thomas Hartley of Virgir
ia wrote of his witnessing the execi
tion of a ducking stool sentence:
"Day before yesterday, at two o
ye Clock, I -saw this punishment give
to one Betsy Walker, who by ye viol
ence of her tonge made her house an,
- her neighborhood tincoinfortabl<
They had a machine for ye purpos
yt belongs to ye Parish. It has al
aready been used three times thi
summer. .Ye Woman was allowed t
go under ye water for ye space o
1-2 minute. Betsy had a stout stoi
ache and wopld not yield until sh
had been under five times. Then sh
cried piteously. Then they drew bac
ye Machine, untied ye Ropes and le
her walk home, a hopefully peniten
It seems strange to read that al
most within the memory of person
still living Mrs. Anne Royal was ser
tenced in Washington, Distict of Cc
lumbia, to be ducked for wvriting vil
uperative books. She terrorized th
town by editing a ''Paul Pry'' papel
Even John Quiney Adams pronoun<~
,d her a virago and she was arraigne
as a comip5n~i scold Mrs. Royal wai
sentenced to be ducked in the T
tomiac, but was afterward released o
paying a fin e.-You t.h's Companion.
speak w~hat is p)leasinug; let hini n
speak what is true but unpleasinj
*nor what is pleasing but 'untrue. Thi
law changes niot.
'N.o othier realps thle fruit of: a dlee
wvhich a man commits- in this worl
of meni; the f'ruit of' every deed whic
a man commiit.s, lie shall reap), anid n1
deed wh'lasoever goes without it
Th'lou thinikest thyself alone an
reckest not of the ancient wise or
sitting in thy heart ;in his presene(
thou sinmiest who kno weth th le cv
In the true light seek thou the lit
~tle master of thle house witin, wil
fthou holdest in check the wind blov
t ug before the door and the leader
o "senses. 'Why many wvords
hrough words a man cometh nott
ision. Behold the master within tli
odyl Why wanderest thon furthie
nthe darkness of errors taugi
. the books.
* After much seareh in many do<
in'es thme wise have determined th
ur ways of givinig that load to wve
'e in this world anrd the next. Tj
so who fear shall a manm give com
once; to the, sick, medicine; t
owho desire knowledge lhe shma
-knowledge; to the hungry, foo<
not unto othorp that wvhic
offend thee; this is thle siun
*, and every other law alto:
ompollng ten soldliers to scru
ck with their toothbrushes
rh in the German army hie
Rtenced by cortmar tial to oi
mpisouument and degradmitlo:
RIGHT TO IEAD,A TELEGRAW
r Receiver'May Refuse to Pay for Mes
sage After Seeing It.
'Of the maAy -popular supposil
a tions which are erroneous," said a
t telegrapher to a Wishington Star 14.
porter, ''one is that addressee or the
receiver of a telegram, upon which
the tolls are to be collected must pay
- the chgrges if he opens the envelope
E and reads the message.
r -'This, however, is not correct, but
r it is astonishing how universal is this
a belief. . There gre many ways of ac
. counting for it and perhaps one may
e be attributed to the fact that a letter
. sent through the mails, upon which
postage is due and collectible is sur
'endered to the addressee only upom
the payment of the necessary defi
- cient postage.
s ''Much more importance attache
B to a telegram than to a letter on the
t part of the recipient, and it is seldom
, that a person will refuse to receive
and to pay for a. telegram sent 'col
Sleet,' though an individual might re
y fuse to pay the additional postage
y due upon a letter, holding that if the
3 sender did not esteem it of sufficient
y importance to fully prepay it, the ad.
dressee did not care to receive it,
But there is always more or less im
f portanceI regarding a telegram,- and
e many persons have received a collect
telegram and then afterward kicked
themselves because they were requil,
. ed to pay the charge.
"But a telegram may be opened,
t and .refused precisely as the addres.
see of a letter may refuse to receive
a letter. In the latter instance the
addressee does not open the envelope,
- but endorses thereon the words 're
fused by addressee,' and signs hir
iname, and this is the course to pur
sue with a telegram which the addres
t see does not desire to accept, Only the
[ envelope may be first olened.
''The telegraph company protectE
itself in always insisting at the' time
of the receipt of a 'collect message
that the sender shall deposit with the
receiver a sulicient smn11 to pay fol
f full tolls, and if this is not demanded
t and received by the clerk accepting
- the message he is held personally re
a sponsible by the company in the eveni
. of the message being refused at thc
e other end of the line.
- 'Many persons send collect tele
s' grams often at great length and con
c siderable cost, as a means of annoy
f ance or as a joke on the recipient
but the joke may be turned on th(
e other fellow by simply refusing t<
e pay the charges. There is one excep
k tion, however, to the rule, and th(
t public might bear it in mind to ad
t vantage. Often telegrams are seni
which require a direct and immediat(
- answer. In these instances the collee
s cltirges are expected to be paiJ
whether the recipient likes the is
sage or not, and it is seldom that w(
have triobule in such eases as regamid
e the tolls..
.'Another p)oint of general public
interest about telegrams is tihe sign
d ing of the messeng'er 's deliv'ery slhee
a at the time of the delivery of th<i
message and the noting thereon b:
ni thle recipient of the hour when th<i
message was delivered.
'' Some persons consider this as in.
conise<pjienitial and leave it for th<
1 messenger to do, supposing thait the:
t are doinmr tihe company a favor in thu
,noting thle time of lelivery, not ear
s ing about this it em so long as the:
r'ceive the telegram. Later in man:
1 important instanices, they find thal
ml the hour of the receip)t of the mes.
h sage becoines of primary importanct
o because of sehsequent events, bui
s they find that there is a discrepancs
ini the t ime noted on the messengel
boy 's delivery sheet and t heir recol
election of the actual time.
e ''In writing a telegram, and espie
1l emIly' t he( recipient 's name and ad
dress and thle sender's name, greatei
..aere should be used than in t.he\ suip
e erse.ription on a p)iece of mail mvattei
.as wve do not follow up the addi'es%<
f as in the ease wvithi a letter whiich,ra:
9 not b)e immediately delivered. Yet
o most *people, in sending a telegram
e seem to b)ecome imbued with electric
r haste, write as rapidly as possibh
tand scrawl their signature. While it
is true the receiving clerks are care.
fiul in receiving messages at the tim<
eof their handing in, yet errors art
bouniId to lihe made when the messagt
is badly or hiur.riedly written.'
o Grease Makes Ironi roat,
iI It is a remai'kable fact that if
1. small rod of? iron, or a stright.. piect
h of ire, .for instance, is greased, il
fcan be made to float on water. Th<
-s gr'ease apparently p)revents the break.
ing of the surface of the water, ani
the,.iron lies eradled in a light depres
b sion, or trough,.
a Recently, one of the governmnen
scientists at Washington, experimen t
eing with rodA and r ings of iron, tin
dopper, brass, platinum, aluminum
Germnan silver, etc., folind thait al
,etals Ovei th'e deiseit,wil.float on bi
water when their 'surfaces are chem- i1
ically clean. A perfectly clean piece
of copper, or platinum wire, for ex
ample, forms a trough for itself on
the surface of the water, just as it it ft
was greased. Thei same is true of a
smqll rol of glass. si
The oficial in question believes the .o'
Ioating is due tq a film or air con
densed on the surface of the glass or
metal, because if the rod is heated to
redness, and as soon as it cools is
placed on the water it will sink; y<
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DiRECT FROM OU
Send us $2.8
case with no ii
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best you ever ta
Isn't thait a fair
fromi us you say
-ers andic alvoid al
'A0 suotre o tting
- four fu i arts
' - WHS o
a buy a better co
run no risk wh<
of our company
- IVITCREEKD1IST and will (do exa
MACON,OA THE SWIl
Owners of Resiste
it if. it is exposed tQ the Air for i
tort time it will float.
Wife-I had bettei take that hai
or 45 shillings. , .
Husband-But I've oily got fort3
uillings with me now. I'll' have t(
ve them the odd 5 shillings.
Wife-Oh, then, I'll tako this on(
ir tlree guineas. Five shillings it
o insignificant a sum'to owe.
Think well doesn't count unlest
mu act well.
et we are giv
h tells of its +
s. Money re
done by us, 4
ive agents for 4
eour prescri p a
oith PURE DRUGS. 1
he medicines .
-efund money 4
am &t SOnl,
5 and we will ship you in a plain
arks to show contents, four-.fuli
)W DALE RYE, express prepaid,
n1 don't find it all rightt an1d the
sted, send It back to us at our ex
$2.85 will be promptly refunded,
re arc distillers, so when you buy
e the entormuous profits of the deal
I chance of adalteration. You are
>ur whuiskey just as it comes from
ithiout being tamupered with in any
four ALNSNCLARSC N
2.80, express l)reai o can't
e of perfect satisfaction or money
ith every shipmecnt we make. Yon
m you decal with us as thme owners
have resources of a million dollars
ctly as we say.
F~T CREEK DISTILL1NG Co.,
red DIstIllery' No. 29., SwIft Creek, Ga.
You are cordially invite
bank. Every facility of r
tion'to the wants of our 4
the established policy of
We pay 4 per cent int
account is earnestly solic
J. D. DAVENPO
E. R. HIPP, Vic(
M. L. SPEAR Mi
Which we use are without ex
We believe In PURITY.
We constantly preach PUF
We always practice PURIl
PURITY counts, and count
Ask your doctor.
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Lv. Laurens daily, (Easte
Ar. Savannah, (Central
Close connections made at Ja<
Through Pullman Sleeping C:
Round Trip winter tourist excu
sorts now on sale.
C. H, GASQUE,
Agt. Laurens;-S. C.
Gen. Pass, Agt.,
The best gardeners ar<
ties. We have fresh lot
Select Early Jersey Wal
Early Flat Dutch and D
All- Yearn, Florid
Radishes, Beets, Toil
WE HAVE NO OLD
We thank our friend~
patronage and good will
We will strive earnesti:
good providence of God,
dence of the public.
try, S. C.
d to make this your
nodern banking in at
and Careful Atten
:ustomers, has been
erest in Savings de
twice a year. Your
:eption the purest grade.
'Y when preparing medi
s for much, in medicines. +
irn Time) 1.50 P. M.
10.20 P. M.
rime) 2.45 A. M.
6.15 A. M.
:ksonville for all .points South.
ar service between Augusta
.rslon tickets to all Florida re
GEO, T, BRYAN,
Gen. Agt. Greenville, S. C.
a planting early varie
SEEDS TO SELL
i for their unvarying
during the year 1906.
rto merit, under the
the continued confi