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Mary J. Holmes, the woman whose
vels have enjoyed as great a pop
rity among women and girls as
y riter of the century, wns a
t collector of curios a-nd f1us
raetie she kept up to the last year
her life. When she died at the
of 79, at Brockport, Mass., her
e resembled a regular museum.
Her travels had included Europe,
from Norway to Italy and from
France to Russia, all of which coun
tries shi. visited several times. Pal
estine and the Holy Land, China,
Japan, the islands of the Pacific a ad
all the ins and cuts of Ler ..wn. cou-i
try. He- tases were b: )ad and entf
clic andi lit nry si ert curios shar
ed honors with specimens of native
work, with pottery, china and wood
It was amid these surroundings
that she worked and wrote the many
wovels that brought her fame and
fortune. Although 4he had not dbne
a great deal for several years pre
teding -her death, and she -has now
been dead a year, her works still en
joy a great popularity and are among
the best sellers of the day.
A few of them have found their
-way to the stage and of these easily
he most popular and at preseiit,most
prominently before the public, is
"Lena Riirs," by Beulah Poynter,
and which will be presented at the
opera house on Deeember 22.
Miss Eda Marshall appears as
I."a" and is supported by an ex
eeptionally strong cast.
'The Heart of an Indian."
This beautiful western drama will
be presented by one of Belcher
Wright Attraetions at Newberry on
Dec. 23. The play contains -all- that
=kes,vestern -dramas famous, love
anddpahos, intermingled .with wit
1mad humor, comedy that is not offen
sive, sensation enough to- ple4se. the
-boys in the gallery'and not enough
to mar the beauties of the play.
Don't forget the date, Dec. 23.
A.tdag Married adStaying so.
>Eior efrald ~ani News: It is sel
?den we: have suieh a treat as we
enjoyedWdIdedy evening, -in the
wy 1ffa lecture by Rev..C. Lewis
K Fowler, of Clinton, from the sub-.
jeet, "How to get married and stay
HBe was listened to with great in
terest and pleasure by an apprecia
tive audience, who heartily symnpa
thize with those who missed it.
Br.Fowler as always,_delved to
th*.e bottom of his subject, beginning
with the divine origin of marriage
in th/ Garden of Eden, where God
united Adam and Eve in holy wed
lock. He paid -a bea.utiful tribute to
woman declaring her to be God's
crowning triumph of creation and re
gretted that "Fashion'' should mar
her beauty. (But where is the man
-who doesn't want his wife to wear
"rats"' and' "squeezers "-or any
thing else that will give her style?)
He told of the different customs
and modes of courtship and mar
riage in other countries. The eaidy
Cliristians in Romle had a most beau
-tifully solemn and impressive mar
riage ceremony. -They were never
"unequally yoked stogether," but
each'loved the other "in the Lord."
.He spoke eloquently and forceful
ly on the evils of too early marriage.
Marriage on "puppy love," results
in separation and ~divoree, while to
wait too iong is oft.en at the expense
of a pure manhood ahd good morals.
Matrimoniy should be regarded as.
a holy and divine ordinance and
should be preceded by prayer and
serious thought by all who contem
plate taking the step. And to "stay
married" it is absolutely necessary
that the husband "court- his wife as
earnestly and sincerely as he did
when she was his sweetheart."
*It was an inexpressibly grand and
forceful lecture all the way through,
interspersed with many extremely
funny and side-splitting illustrations,
and wilil not soon ,be forgotten by
people of West End Baptist ohurch
and others who attended.
*West End, Dec. 18.
W. L FELDER SHOT.
A St. Mat&hews' Merchant Wound
ed at Charlotte by Express
Charlotte, N. C., Dec. 14.-Mr.. W.
L. Felder, a merchant. of St. Mat
thew'.s, S. C., was shot at the South
ern Railway station this morning at
2 :50 o'clock. Charged with the
shooting J. Harry Jones, express
messenger on train No. 29. was
placed under arrest. The shooting
oec-urred about twenty yards from
the enpre office in front of the ex
press ear of train No. 29. In the
car at the time of the shooting were
Jones and John Kreeger, transfer
clerk. Kreeger stated to Policeman
McCall that the shot was fired by
Jones, and that they, as a blind,
jumped from the car and ran down
the track. The statements were
made to Mr. McCall in the presence
of Mr. Jones and met no response
from the latter, although up to that
time he had protested vehemently
that he knew nothing whatever. of
the shooting. Mr. Jones elaimed to
have been working on his books in
the front of the -ar at the time the
Mr. Felder was shot through the
right arm, the bullett passing into
his side. He was perfectly conscious
and stated that the shot was tired- by
ithe express messenger.
Mr. Felder stated that he was
waiting to take train No. 29, for
Columbia and that he was walking
to pass away the time until the train
should leave. ne' stated that when
he got in front of the express car
some one aelled out to "Get away
from there," and almost instaiitly
fired. Mr. Felder said that t-ne
shooting was without any provoca
tion wilatever. Ar. Felder walked to
the express offiee and called out to
Mr. L. K. Rust, night watchman at
the depot, that hehad been shot. Mr.
Rust .immediately telephoned for a
doctor and the injured man was ta
ken to the Stonewall Hotel. It was
a.bout 3.15 before . a physician ar
rived and Mr. Felder was taken im
mediately to the Presbyteiian hos
Mr. Felder, who is a furniture
merchant and a well-known citizen
of St. Matthew's, had been to High
Point to purchase some furniture
amd was en route to his home. Jones
is a resident of Charlotte and . his
run is between Charlotte and Colum
Up to the time that Mr. Kreeger
and the party in the - ear with him
made the practical confession that
Mr. Jones had fired the shot and
they had jumped out of the ear and
ran down the track as a blind, Mr.
Jones had declared that he had no
idea as to who did the shooting. Af
ter Mr. Kreeger's statement he re
fused to make any comment.
I Too Familiar.
When staying in the Sandwich Is
land I had an amusing experience
with my Hawaiian servant.' Now,
these servants insist on calling you
by your first name. Ours was always
saying to my husband, ''Yes, John,
and to me, "very well, Mary,'' etc.
So when we got a new cook I told
my husband to avoid calling Mary,
as then, ,not knowing my name, he
would have to say "missus'' to me,
So John' always called me "sweet
heart'' or "dearie,'' never "Mary,''
but the watchful fellow gave me no
title at all.
One day we had some officers to
dinner, and, while waiting for the
repast, I told them of the ruse I had
adopted, and added, "by this servent
at least, you won't hear me called
Just then the new cook entered
the room. He howed to me: "Sweet-.
heart, dinner is ready.''
"What?'' I stammered, aghast
at his familiarity.
"-Dinner is served, dearie,'' an
swered the new cook.
The Road to Fame.
A Southerner noted for the~ liber
ality of his tips stopped at. a Balti
more hotel where negro porters pre
domiated. His name was speedily
known to every member of .the serv
ing fraternity,\ and his every wish
anticipated. Soon after his arrival
*he sent his card to a friend who
made his home in the hotel, but
whose temperament happened to be
quite the opposite of that of his
open4handed caller-retiring, not
given to "'tipping,'' or any . other
form of socialibility. and who there
fore lived almost unknown to those
The old "darky'' who received
the card studied it for a full min
"'Scuse me, colonel,'' he said,
"but I don't b'leebe nobody by dat
name come here dis mawning.''
"This morning!'' returned the
other. "Of course not ! Mr. Blank
has lived here for months. You know
my name well enough, and I haven't
been here a day. Do you mean to
say that you ca,n 't remember a man
who has matde his home here since
"'Scuse me, colonel, sah,'' began
the old man deferentially, ''but you
must know. sah"-as if uttering the
subtest' compl)iment-"dat dere's
gemmans what ca.n make dems~els
more notorious in one dlay, sah, dlan
odder gemmans does in a year, sahi!"
Begins in earnest this
stock is of the best. Hu
We expet to be.just as busy the d
Ladies' guaranteed Kid gloves, an
125 pairs.Ladies' and Misses' Kid
colors, a regular $,.oo value, to clbs
Nothing makes a more attractive s
well as ornamental. There is nothi1
adds more to one's dress than a bea
from $1.50 up to $2o.oo.
VisuC the BIG
We Will Furnish the Medicine Free
If It Fails to Relieve Kidney
If neglected, kidney disea:se se
ures a firm hel1d and results, in an
ailment that frequently bhlecomes
hronic and is most difficult to treat
successfually. The symptoms of kid
ney diseases are usually not sooin
enough recognized, and treatment is
too long delayed. That is why these
human derangements are so preva
'Most diseases of the kidney, blad
der and urinary tract readily yield
to treatment if the right medicine is
promptly and properly applied.
We have a treatment we believe
will eradicate this class of disease.
We are so certain of this that we sell
the medicine, with our own personal
guarantee to cheerfully retu'rn every
cent paid us for it,-without ques
tion or quibble,-at the merest hint
that it did not do exactly as we
claimed, or if the user is not entirely
Our treatment consists of Rexall
Kidney Remedy, and we urge all suf
ferers of kidney derangements to try
it at our entire risk. We know what
it contains, how it is made, and will
cheerfully tell all about it upon re
We can make this frank offer be
cause our experience has conclusive
week. Only three days
indrels of attractive a
Neckwear, Bags. Rugs,
You have many i
Tailored Suit We
All $22- 50, $25,
Suits now onl
All $12.50, !
Suits now c
A NEW HAT HALF
FOR XMAS at
One hundred beautiful Patte1
sale this week at exactly half p:
a splendid opportunity to piece
in winter headwear. $5.00 to
at only $2.49 to $4.98.
iy after, Xmas as the day before
y size and color, price only 98c. pr.
Gloves, small sizes, 5 to 6%, all
e 'em out quickly, sale price 39c pr.
rift than furs. They are useful as
g that gives more real comfort and
itiful set of Furs. Prices range
ly demonstrated that Rexall Kidney
Remedy is a safe, reliable and ex
tremely efficacious medicine that
rarely fails to do all we claim it
will. Otherwise we could not .afford to
sell it to our neighbors and friends
with our endorsement and monxey
back guarantee. Why hesitate to
try it? Two sizes, 50c., and ~1.00 per
bottle. Gilder & Weeks.
M U SIC.
Mrs. Alice Robertson
Teacher of Piano, Voice and
Studio 1218 lMain St.
Open Moneday -Octobser 4 .
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Any one who will clip and send'this
advertisement with a $10 P. 0
money order will receive a receipt
for $25 to apply on a $95 Organ, the
balance to be paid as follows: $i5
Jan. 15th, 1910, $15 April it, 1910,
Fr f her particlars and ilustration
usc Hous ec C, asthss aSpia
wlrceive SPEcIA INDuC EME Wrt
stbish 25 yeas 1Couba,HOSE,C
WE PILE~ AL I,UEBE.
and hold it until thoroughly dried
and seasoned. When you come to
cut it up you know there is going
to be no shrinking, no cracking. Let
aIs furnish what lumber you need
nw. You might as well have the
eet when it doesn't cost you any
e than the other kind.
NEWBERRY LUMBER Cos
left in which to make your pr-parations. Our
rticles at popular prices. Great showing of
BI nkets, Bed Spreads, Towels, ftc.
ains Tailored Suits
%eeks in which to get service out of a
is nothing that can take the place of a'
have them in the leading shades
$27.50, $30 and $35 15.00
15, $18.50 and $20 98
nly = - -
PRICE 50 Pairs AliWool Blankets
n Hats go on Just 50 pairs Wool Blankets left worth
ice. This Is $5.00 to $6.50, to be closed out this week at
In your needs ga n ht
$ 10.00 Hats onlythe pair $3.49. 25pr. 12-4 gray and wht
Blankets *orth $3.00 at only the-pair $1.08.
Christmas Ribbon Sale.
Any width you desire in Christmas Ribbon from a penny to Soc. yd.
BEAUTIfUL HAND BAGS.
Our collection of Bags far surpasses any previous season s showi
All Leather Hand Bags 49, 75, 98Ce., $1.25, $1.50 and $2.00.
5FINE MARSEILLES BED SPREADS.
Just in time to catch the printer by today's express. Prices $Y.4
$-98, $..49, $2.98 and $3.49.
SPECIAL LINEN SALE.
Beautiful Table damask 49, 75, 98c., and$1 25, with napkins to match.
tore tha t's AiwoagsBuU
Jardinieres Given Awoga..
With every $3.00 cash. purchase , of China, Glassware o.
Crockery, we will give a 75c. Jardinlere.
With every $5.00 cash purch'ase of Chmna, Glassware or~
Crockery, we will give a $1.00 Jardiniere.
With every $10.00 cash pur chase -of China or Glassware,
we will give you your choice of any Jardinlere In stock worth~
$2.50 or less.
With every $1.00 cash purchase of China or Glassware we.
will give a nice souvenir as long as they last.
This offer holds good until the first day of January,~1910.
Christmas .HoIiday Ratesl1
Atlanitic Coast Line.
On sale December 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 31, 1909
and January 1st, 1910, with final limit to leave destina
tion not later than January 6, 1910.
Tickets on sale to stations east of the Misissippi River
and south of the Ohio and Potomac Rivers.
For further information address nearest ticket agent or
W. J. CRAIG, .T. C. WHITE,
Pass. Traffic Mgr. Gen. Pass. Agt.