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Byl Mrs. t
Kitchin' hold of his britches in a
dainty way an ' pullin' em' up a lit
tle so as to show his purty red silk
sox, the wider gingerly sot his self
do- n beside me, givin' me a side waze
look of inkwire, which I returned
with interest. On a fine gilt edge.
kyard he writ his name an' address:
"J. T. B.-, Atlanta, Ga., Deal
er in Reel Estate.'' I node he ex
peeted me to do the same way, but I
didn't have no gilt edged kyards, so
I tore a leef outen mi memorandy
book an' writ mi name this way:
"B. Annie Jones, Norwood, N. C." I
allers did think that "Becky Ann"
was the flattest an' hatefulest name
I ever hearn-an' so back-woodsy,
so fur that won time I percluded to
change it a little.
"B. Annie Jones," he red. Then
turnin' to me he sorter laffed an'
"Had you rather be Annie Jones
than be Annie sumbody else?"
"That's jest accordin," I ansered
sweetly. Sed he:
"May I be so impertinent as to axe
if you air a maid, wife or wider?I"
"Why of corse you may, an thank
you fur yore interest,'' I returned.
Then while I was wtitin' fur him to
axe me, I grappled conscience bi the
throte an flung her outten the win
der an' left her on the tother side of
Little River, which we was jest a
crossin' tellin' her to stay there till
I got revenge on that male man fur
foolin' a sister woman.
"Which are you?" he axed. Then
I lade mi hand on mi hart an' rolled
mi- ize up 'toerds heven (but they
never got no further than the cealin
of that. kyar) an' whispered, in
"A wider, a pore lonesum wider."
Then I placed mi handkersher over
mi face in sich a way that I cud stick
mi finger in mi ize and make the
tears cum, an' let won of mi hands
drap on the seet rite side of hisn.
"Oh, mi deer do forgive me, I'm sor
ry I axed the questioni; but you no
it is dangerous fur a fellers peace of
mind, sumtimes, to be in the presence
of a unusuil charmin woman an' not
no jest where she stands. I no pre
zaetly how to simpathize with you,
fur I have lost a companion, too. Mi
hart jest ak-es to find another con
genial mate, an' longs to pore out its
welth of affection at the feet of won
who would reciprokate the feelings,''
"Me, too," I murmured. "When
I think how happy me an' mi deer
husbin used to, an' then realize that
it is all over, mi hart mitey ni bustes
wide open. How handsum he was as
he sot on the piazer an' red the pa
F per while I churned! And how purty
his orburn hare was as the summer
breeze kissed it as he swung in the
hammnuek, while I drawed warter an'
warterd the cows an' hogs. Oh, I
miss him so much an' you make me
think of him more 'n any body I ever
seen," I simpered, slidin mi hand
along till it touched hisn. He grab
bed it an' squeezed it sayin':
"Deer little woman, erth has no
sorrer that heven cannot heel. It will
all be rite in the sweet bi an' bi."
"That's all so," I ansered. "But
that aint much conserlation to a lone
wider that is in good helth an' needin
sum won in the present world to man
age her bizness. What use is a hole
Slot of property to a criter that don't
no how to manage it?" I axed.
"Ah, you are welthy, then?i and all
alone? About how munch do you
I thought of the razer back hog,
the crippel won ide mule that Jeems
had tnide so hard to trade, an' the
holler horn cow, an' ansered:
"Well, I don't no prezactly, an'
SI don't want to be gilty of braggin'
or over estimatin', but I guess its
a,bout, er-well, it may be less than
fifty thousand dollers."
"You deer little woman! No won
der you feel the need of a help mate.
If I wernt afrade you wood think me
too fast, I wood axe you to take pity
'on me an' mi lonesumnress an' let us
travel the rest of lifes jurney hand in
hand," squeezin mi hand with em
I squeezed back an' stammered:
"Thank you for the compliment.
Do you raly mean it ' cawse if you
do I'd be obleeged to say yes, you
Sair so much like ni deer departed."
"Bless your little hart! But I nev
er could set on the piazer an let this
little sand do the work. Darlin; oh,
I wish we was outen this blasted kyar
an' whrere I cud"
"T.aw, cslae. What air you say
in'? I reekin you mean this blessed
kyar. fur if it hadn't a been fur it I
no tellin' whether we ever wood a
met," I interrupted.
"Yes, deerest, bless this kyar fur
ever! Now be sweet to me an' tell
me when I may claim mi little bride?"
"I'll have to study a little," sez
I, get tin a little narvis.
"What 's the use in waitin, baby?
You need me an' I need you. We can;
have the not tide soon as we get to
Columby, I cud go rite on home with
you an' settle yore bizness fur you
an' then take you rite on to your bew
tiful futer home in Atlanta." I never!
seen a man that cud beet him a court
in '--not even Jeems when he was in
practice. I begun to get skeered up
about rite, an' begun to make ex
"Why, deer, we ort to no more
about each other first. We air same
as perfetit strangers," I ventered.
"Now little woman, if you doubt
mi honor an' veracity, I can take you
to at leest fifty men in Columby, that
will vouch fur me,'" he replide, as I
looked outen the winder an' seen with
stupefaction that we was in the city.
I tride to change the subject bi ex
"Oh, I declare! we air plum to our
stoppin' place-we air in Columby,
an' it is mi first glimpse of the city."
"Then I elame the plesure of tak
in, you to ride an' showin you the
sites,' he sed, egerly, his hole coun
tenance litin' up with joyful antici
"Oh, thank you, sir, but I don't
stop here but two ours or sich a mat
ter, an' I'd be skeered to go ridin'
fur fear I'd get left.' I sed.*
"Well, what diffrunce wood that
make! You belong to me," he anser
"Well, I'll think about it," I
sed, tryin to put on a brave frunt, an'
we got outten the kyars an' went in
t the purtiest waitin' room .I ever
seen. An' oh, joy, I seen that there
was a private waitin room fur the
ladies, an' it was all curtined off. I
drawed a long breath of relief fur I
Inode I cud go in there an' mi wider
wod' dare to foller. An' in there
I strate way went, dodgin' him e's he
was gen ~ing' a dring of warter. Threw
the c rtins ! ou mee him lookin'
around sorter mistefide an' uneasy
like an' I n'Ada it woodn't be long till
he Epi on~l -- where abouts. I sot
down in the re~motest corner I cud
find, an.' tride to reed "By the Eter
nal.' Wonce in awhile I wood peep
outen themr curtins an' see that pesky
thing pacin' aip an' &:wn, with grate
beads of p" siration. 'j olin' down
1i face in grate c. aps of swet- I
r-e:n1 a our bad passedl. .'r' I seen q
lit:e ~a pa r: the e: I tin., e'n' cum in,
toting a grate big bunch of purty
wie :'oses. Shie loo.ked around an'
axed. " i. th?re a lady .-1 'ere nam
ed Mrs. Annie .los ?''
Thre was severil :a .ies in there
an' they all 'e&un to look around
at each other on. rnl No won
Ispoke.' I red on. P-..rty s->on she
spide me settin' there off to won side.
an' she eum to me ai' axed:
"Aint you the won? If so, pese
main take these, so I'll get a doller
fur bringin' 'em,'' holdin' out the
flowers an' lookin pleadingly into mi
face. I seen that she needed that dol
1r, an' I suddenly got curridge to
take the bokay, an' I found a little
note nestlin' in it.
"Stop a minit till I reed this, lit
tle gal,'' sez I, pullin' it out with
about the same feelins I'd a had if
it had been a snake, an 'here it is:
"Deerest, why are you treatin' me
so ruel? You are' nearly killing me.
Please cum out an' let me have a few
words with you before your trane
eve. Can it be possible that you
have won mi hart simply for the
pleasure of trampling it beneath yore
feet ? I can't beleve it, I wont ! Pity
me, deerest, an' 'explane yore conduct,
if you have any pity in yore hart, or
care in the leest, for.
J. T.B. '
On the back of the note I writ:
"Will be out in a few minits, just
as sure as I love you.'' I told the
little gal to give it to him an get her
duller, an' she went out happy. Then
I settled down to mi book agin. I
peeped threw the curtins, tho and
ctch a glimpse of that man as he red
mi message, an, law sakes! his face
was so lit up with hope agin, that it
moitey ni give me palperation of the
hart to look at him. Sez I to miself:
"If the Lord will jest help me oiut
n ths scra a let me get back
Well, ae v ile a old 6i>atk main
Uv mII in there an sed ii trane was
ut there; I riz with mi hart in mi
hrote, grabbed mi reticule an' um
ler, an' rushed out rite into the arms
f that man. He eawt mi hands an'
ielt 'em in a deth grip, while he ax
"Didn't you say you wood cum out
est as sure as you loved me? and
vhy didn't you cumI'"
"Cawse I didn't love you, sir," I
nsered, lookin' him strate in th4
ace. I felt like tawkin' to him then,
n' I continuered:
"Old filler, as you sow so shall
ou reep. You air now reepin' the
2arvest that you sowed tother day
t that picknick. I hope when I tell
u that I have got a man worth a cow
>en full of sich as you, that you will
eel jest as bad as that pore gal did
hat you treated so shameful." With
iis ize a bulgin' he turned me loose
"I'll see that yore man noze of
"Do," I ansered sweetly. "It wood
ickle Jeems mitey ni to deth. I'm
i anticipatin' lots of pleasure in tell
n' him miself, an' if yu. are anxious
o tell him too, why, all you've got
o do is to go to Norwood an' inkwire
ur Jeems-ever body there noze hir
-an' I'11 inshore you to get a warm
eseption." an' I bowed to him mi
>olitest, walked out an' left him
When I got home an' tols Jeems
The sale will b
days. At the e:
our new store r<
corner above th
it is better to sa
saving to you w
-MEN'S AND BOYS' CLOTHIN.
$15,000 worth new fall clothing go
ing at a big sacridce.
A big lot $6.50 suits going at $4.98
A big lot $8.00 suits going at $6.46
A big lot $10.00 suits going a
A big lot $12.50 suits going at $9.
A big lot $15.00 suits going a
A big lot $18.00 suits going a
BOY'S KNEE PANTS.
50 boys' knee suits $1.75 kind, or
75 boys' knee suits, $2.00 kind, or
100 boys' knee suits, $2.50 kini
90 boys' knee suits, $3.00 kind, or
75 boys' knee suits, $3.50 kind, onl
100 boys' knee suits, $5.00 kin(
SHOES! SHOES! SHOES!
$12,000 worth of solid leathe3
shoes included in the big sale.
Men's $1.50 shoe, now only $1.2!
Men's $1.75 shoe, now only $1.40.
Men's $2.00 shoe, now only $1.6i
Men's $2.50 shoe, now only $1.98.
Men's $3.00 shoe, now only $2.4!
Men's $3.50 shoe, now only $2.90.
Men's $5.00 shoe, now only $4.00.
We have a complete line of litti
gents and children's shoes for every
day or Sunday at all popular prices.
A big lot ladies' $1.50 shoes, onl
A big lot ladies' $1.75 shoes, oni
A big ,lot ladies' $2.00 shoes, onl
A big lot ladies $2.50 shoes, oni
Yours for Bl
i~2;] ~ 1~ ~otter
ed in Newii NrrV an I m skered
mitey ni to dth, fur feer I'll see that
pesky man agin. Have been down to
the depo a few times-me an' mi
darter, Sarv Ann Elizer-an' I think
of him ever time I see a trane pullin'
in. If I ever shud happen to meet
him, he can have the hole rode an'
Beeky Ann Jones.
Letters remaining in the postoffice
at Newberry, S. C., for week ending
October 12th, 1907.
B-Mr. E. B. Bragsy, Mr. Jas. A.
Baton, Mr. J. 'A. Bowe, Mrs. S. B.
C-W. Arthur Counts.
D-Hammon Daily, B. S. Daven
F-Mrs. William Feweny.
G-Hannah Goldmoon, Mr. Albert
H-Mr. Monroe Hamilton.
I-Mr. C. B. Livingstone.
M-Mrs. Mattie Miller, Mrs. Em
ma McCollum, Mr. J. T. MeOullough.
P-Mrs. Ella Porter.
S-Levi Sligh, Ran Singley, Miss
T-Mrs. Keith M. Thompson.
W-Miss Agnarnise William, Mr.
C. S. Wilson, Channie Work, Miss
Pjrsons calling for these letters
will please say that they were adver
tised. Chas. J. Purcell, P. M.
egin Saturday, Oi
cpiration of the te
>oms just being4
e C.& G. S. Mowe
rifice in price on
Srather than hay
ill be 20 to 25 per
-A big lot ladies' $3.00 shoes, only
Here is where we can save you some
11000 yds. good Sea Island, 6 1-4c.
kind, for 5e. per yd.
1000 yds. good checked homespun,
J7c. kind, for 6 1-4e. per yd.
750 yds. extra good Checked Home
spun, 8 1-3e. kind, for 7 1-2c. per yd.
2000 yds. heavy white Homespun,
8 1-3c. kind, for 7c. per yd.
-1500 yds. good checked ginghams,
6 1-2e. kind, for 5e. per yd.
-1000 yds. extra good checked ging
hams, 8 1-3c. kind, for 7 1-2c. per yd.
,. Also a big lot dress ginghams at
S 1-3, 10 and 12 ets. per yd.
.1000 yds. good'ecalico bought before
the advance at 5e. per yd.
y 1500 yds. good bed ticking, 12 1-2c.
kind, for 10e. per yd.
, 1000 yds. good A. Z. A. bed ticking,
16 2-3e. kind, for 12 1-2c. per yd.
1000 yds. best A. C. A. bed ticking,
25c. kind, for 18c. per yd.
1200 yds. Newberry mills drilling,
. 10e. kind for 8c. per yd.
A big lot of Lt. and D. K. per
. cales, at old price, 8 1-3, 10 and 12 1-2
ents per yd.
.FLANNELJS AND FLAN
At 10c. per yd. the best grade of
outing including all the neat checks
At 10e. per yd., plain colored out
r ings, nice soft quality in pink, blue,
red and white.
r At 10c. per yd.. 50 pieces flannel
ettes, all new patterns.
r At 8 1-3c. per yd., 1000 yards flan
nelette in remnants from 2 to 10
t yard lengths.
isiness for ten Da
Augusta, Ga,, N
Roundl Trip Excursion 1
Return from Points
HARLESTON AND A
At Rate of One First Cla
Tickets on sale November 2
o arrive in Augusta prior to 1.0
with final limit November 11, 1
Through Tickets on sale at al
For further information, apply
E. W. MATTHEWS,
~tober 12th, and
ndays we expec
~ompeted, in M1
r Co. So we ha'
all the immens
Sto move it;. W~
cent on every d
BIG SALE DRESS GOODS AND
We will offer positively the best
bargains in dress goods eter put be
fore the Newberry public. This sale
will include broadeloths, meltons,
panamas, voiles, Mohairs, novelty
heks, stripes, plaids and ixitures
in every shade that's fashionable.
Browns, blues, grays, reds, garnets
A beautiful line of Taffeta Silks
Black and all shades at price 48e.,
74., 98e., $1.25, also a beautiful' line
of plaid silks at 50., 89e., 98c., and
$1.24 a yard.
BIG SALE LADIES' AND CHIL
$3,000 worth ladies' and children's
50 ladies' cloaks .worth $5.00, go
ing at $3.98.
40 ladies' cloaks worth $6.50, going
60 ladies' cloaks worth $8.00, go
ing at $6.98.
75 ladies' cloaks worth $10.00, go
ing at $8.48.
65 ladies' cloaks worth $12.00, go
ing at $9.48.
25 ladies' cloaks worth $15, going
50 children cloaks worth $2.50, go
ing at $1.75. -
75 chaildren cloaks worth $3.50, go-.
ing at $2.75.
60 children cloaks worth $5.00, go
ing at $3.98.
40 children cloaks worth $7.50, go
ing at $5.98.
SPECIAL VALUES IN OUTINGS,
BED SPREADS, SHEETS, TOW
$1.00 bed spreads now only 75c.
~RY. S. C.
ov. 4-9, 1907.
Ickets to Augusta and
in South Carolina
ss Fare, Plus 25 Cts.
E 50 CENTS)
FIRST CLASS SERVICE;
to 8, and for trains scheduled
0 p. m. November 9, 1907,
I Ticket Agencies.
to your Ticket Agent, or
GEO. T. BRYAN,
Greenville, S. C.
i, Gen. Pass. Agent,
continue for ten
t to move into.
ain street, next
ie decIded that
e stock of new
ollars worth of
$1.25 bed spreads now only 90c.
$1.50 bed spreads now only $1.20.
A lot of good size sheets at 45c.
A lot of 72x90 sheets at 62 1-2 ets.
A lot of 81x90 best -sheets at 70c.
Very much cheaper than you can
buy the sheeting.
Big lot towels worth 5c., for 4c.
Big lot towels worth 12 1-2c., for
Big lot towels worth 15e. for lie.
Big lot towels worth 35e., for 22 1-2I
UNDEEWEAR AND HOSIERY.
We can fill the entire shelving in
one side of our store with underwear
A big lot men's undershirts@
A big lot men's 50e. undershirts@
37 1.2 cents each.
A big lot men's 60c. undershirts@
45 cents each.
A big lot ladies' 35c. vest @ 22 1-2
A big lot ladies' 50c. vest @ 39
A big lot ladies' 75e. vest @ 48~
A big lot men's and ladi-es wool
underwear at cut prices.
150 doz. men's heavy gray sox 8 1-3
125 doz. ladies' heavy gray hose
400 doz. boy's and misses' hose 3
pair for 25 cents.
25 doz. men's sox, fancy, 10e. pr.
40 doz. men's sox, fancy, 12 1-2
eents pair.. .
50 doz. men's sox, fancy, 22 1-2
100 doz. ladies' hose, 10e. kind only
250 doz. ladies' hose, 12 1-2c. kind,
only 8 1-3c.