Newspaper Page Text
AUTHOR of THE MISSISSIPPI 1
ILLUSTRATIONS by Ra;
COPYRIGHT 1912 BY EMERSON
Certain Notable Details in Genesis.
One John Rawn is to be the hero
of this pleasing tale; no ordinary ;
hero, as you might learn did you
make inquiry of himself.
T% IT* T ftVQQ
JOnn ftawn was uum m isab? .
and of Texas at ihe very spot where, '
had it been left to his own candid
opinion, no John Rawn, no especial
hero, ought ever to have been born. /
The village he honored by his birth? :
one of seven which now cont *id over
that claim to fame?was the very
home of democratic equality; and
how could the home of democratic <
equality be called typical environment
for the production of a man believing
in the divine right of a very few?
Neither, had John Rawn been consulted
in the matter, would he have
indorsed the plans of fate in respect
to his ancestry any more than he did
the workings of the misguided stars i
in regard to his environment. By j
right he should have been the off- !
spring of parents for long generations I
accustomed to rule, to command, to
sway the destinies of others. Yet far
frcm this was tne irum m our unus j
It was rarely that ever a smile enlivened
the somewhat heavy features
of young John Rawn, even in the earliest
stages of his babyhood. Rarely J
did the mirth of any situation bring i
up in his face an answering dawn of !
appreciation. Pie was a serious child, I
as all admitted even from the fhst.
He grew to be a grave boy, a solemn
Curious persons might have found
certain explanations for these traits
in the calling, the temper and training
of- the father of John Rawn. In
that time and place, a minister of the
i gospel was a man of whom all stood
in awe. He was not much gainsaid,
not much withstood, not much disapproved.
His conclusions were announced
for acceptance, not for argument.
It is not known, nor is it important,
whence Mrs. Rawn came, or how she
happened to marry her lord, John
Kawn, Senior, tne Metnocnsi preacner
in the little Texas town. They were
married when they arrived at this
place, and had been for some years.
John was the first child granted to
them as answer to his father's gram-,
bling; the latter, very nobly and
righteously, dreading what calamity
the world must suffer did none come
to perpetuate his race.
These necessary and essential preliminaries
now all stand adjusted;
ana we are able finally to say that
John Rawn at least and at last was
born, silently, quietly, with small rebellion
on the part of his mother. He
lay there in his first cradle, silent, a
trifle red, a slight frown upon Lis
face, a trace of gravity In his features
as he ventured an introspective
look within the confines of his couch,
and for the first time discovered that
wholly interesting, remarkable, ind' ^d
wonderful human being, Himself.
Having assured himself that he was
here, John Rawn sighed, turned over
in his crndle, and presently fell asleep,
well assured that, although He had
selected Texas for this event. God
after all was1 in His heaven, and that,
in the circumstance, all in due time
would be well with the world. Could
any hero of his years have acted with
a finer, a larger generosity?
In his younger school days th^re
was a way about young Mr. Rawn.
He did not really care for plodding,
yet he was aggrieved if not accorded
rank among his fellow pupils.
Even in these early days his features
were in large mold, even then
his abundant hair fell across his brow.
His eyes were blue and .prominent, his
nose distinct, his lower lip prominent,
protruding and in times of great emotion
semi-pendulous. Even thus early
he seemed old. serious, foreordained.
Much of this might have been remedied
by kindly application of educational
or parental rod, but young Mr.
Rawn remained largely unchastened.
His parents did not care to punish
* him, and his teacher did not dare to i
do so. Was he not the minister's son?
If his mother had misgivings they
were well concealed. She herself only
% shuddered in her soul when she heard
the orotund voice of the master of ,
the house explain, in contemplation of
his first born, "How much he is like ,
me!" Yes, he was like. His mother
knew how like.
At that time and in that part of the
country this little western village
might have been called almost a little
world of Itself. Estimates of men and
affairs were such only as might grow
out of the soil. The great world beyond
was a thing but vaguely sensed
of any who dwelt here.
The family was its own world. In
large part it tilled its own fields and
ran its own factories. Mrs. Rawn
molded the candles which made the
bedroom lights and those by which
she sewed?though not that by which
her husband read and wrote?in a
kettle in the back yard at butchering
times, when suet came the parson's
way. She made her husband's long
black coats, building them upon some
prehistoric pattern. She made, mend
BUBBLE; 54-40 OR FIGHT.
rd and washed bis shirts, hemmed his
stocks and darned his socks for him.
I'sing the outworn ministerial cloth in
turn, she made also, in due time, the
garments of the son and heir, even
building for him a cap, with ear-lappets,
for winter use. Her own garments
might have been seen by the
most casual eye to have been the
product of her own hands.
X -LA. l x _ . 114.
A certain interest auacnes to a. ir'le
event which nowhere else, save in
some such village, would have been
noted or could have been possible. The
leading-local merchant, in a burst of
enterprise, had imported a couple of
rlusters of bananas from New Orleans,
the first tver brought into the town.
ir\f tVio 7on<! nilr
r ui a nine ixvxx^ vi wuv V4v??x/..w t
chased, and, indeed, it required the
prudsring gift of a banana or so to
establish a local demand. Then?
builded on the assurance of a wise
and much-traveled citizen who had
once eaten a banana at Fort Worth?
the rumor of the bananas passed rapidly
through the town. Swiftly it became
an important thing to announce
to a neiehbor that one had eaten of
this fruit. In time, even children partcok
At this timo young Mr. Rawn was
six years of age, and by reason of his
years and his social position at least
as much entitled to bananas as any of
his like thereabout.- Yet, he had none.
The tragedy of this wrung his mother's
soul. Was it to be thought that j
this, her son, should be denied any of
the good things of life, that he should
have less than equal enjoyment of
life's privileges in the compauy of his
fellows? The climax came when
young Mr. Rawn himself approached
? A. Ttr/vrt rl O n 1 I
Ills Iliuuitrr e> micc, n nu wuuuci cuiu |
surprise upon his face, inquiring why j
others had bananas, while he himself, j
the Lord's anointed, and son of the
Lord's anointed, had none. It was at
that time that his mother somewhat j
furtively stole away down the village
street. She had a few coppers, saved
by such hook and crook as you and I
may not know, and these she now proposed
to devote to a holy cause.
It was at about this same time, also,
that there chanced to pass by, on the,
sidewalk in front of the parsonage,
two boys younger than John Rawn
himself. These he regarded intently, j
for he saw from a distance that each '
had some suspicious object in hij'
hand. His own suspicions became cer j
tainties. Here was visible proof that
they, mere common persons, were
owners of specimens of that fruit
whose excellence was rumored
throughout the town. They ate, or
were about to eat, while he did not!
They had luxuries while he had none! j
They hkd not asked his permission, j
yet they ate! Form this picture well)
in your mind, oh, gentle reader. It is j
that of John Rawn and ourselves.
With great gravity and dignity i
young Mr. Rawn stalked down thej
brick walk to the front gate of the | ^
parsonage yard. Calmly, with no |
word, but with uplifted hand?nay, i
merely by his stately dignity?he j
K.inrncroca r?f fh#?SP. two !
Urtl itU Viiv vwm w* - j
They paused, uncertain. Then he held! ;
out his hand, and, with a growl of'
Leaned Again Toward Her, Insistent, *
Frowning, Imperious. ! i
command, demanded of these others! 1
that which they had regarded as their j
own. He took if as a matter of course !
that Caesar should have the things i
that were Caesar's; and they who give I
tribute to our Caesars now, gave itj
then. ! Having
possession of these bananas,! 1
which as yet remained unbroken of' 1
their owners, young Mr. Rawn showed j ]
them that, although these fruits were ! ,
unfamiliar to their former owners, j
thev made no enigma to a person of, '
his powers. As though he had clone j
nothing else all his life, he broke open j
the tender skin and removed the soft'
interior contents. After this he hand
ed back to each of his young friends j
the disrupted and now empty skins. 11
Yet, with much kindness, he explained | ]
to both that at the bottom of each j
husk or envelope there still remained j ,
some portion of edible contents which, I '
with care upon their part, might yet j
be rescued. They departed, wonder-1
Ins somewhat, but glad they had been
shown how th- t'vng was dono; even
as you and I humbly thank our great
men for robbing us today.
Young Mr. Rawn, age six, turned
now with much dignity back to the
gallery from which he had with much
dignity come. He seated himself calmly
upon the chair and began to eat
that which had been given him of
fate, that which had been brought to
Caesar as a thing due to Caesar. He
ate until at last, wearied with his la- !
bors, he fell asleep.
Xoie now our humble moral in this
short and simple detail of our hero's
early years. He was at this Moment
more nearly full of bananas than any
Dther human being in all the village at
that time. Yet he had attaint that
success at no price save that of the
exercise of the resources of his mind.
That is genius. Let us not smile at
young Mr. Rawn.
His mother, steal! :g home by the
v.#*r wifv, Trot hnnanas con- I
udv/h vy qj nuu ^ vw v vaaw.
cealed in her apron, presently came
upon him and discovfred that, after
all, her solicitude had not been needful.
Pier son slept, his lower lip protruding,
his features grave, his legs
somewhat sprawled apart, his midbody
somewhat distended, his, head
sunken forward, his hands drooping
at his side. In one hand, clutched so
tightly as to have become a somewhat
worthless pulp, his mother discovered j
the bulk of several bananas; in short. |
' ' j' : j i
the full quota wnicn naa Deen assigueu
to two of his fellow-beings. It was
His mother looked upon him as he
slept sprawled in his repletion and
made no attempt to remove the uneaten
fruit from his hands; indeed,
made no query as to where he had obtained
it. She did not disturb his
slumbers. "How like his father he
is," she whispered to herself, mindful |
of certain lemons, certain beefsteaks, i
^ --- -tin OAI1D
certain w^uums it-rs, uuu v.wasted
years. Slie did not say: "How
dear he is, how sweet, how manly, how
brave, how decent, how chivalrous!'"
Xo, with a slight tightening of the lips
as ihe turned back to fir.d her belated
sewing, she spok^, as though to herself,
and with no peculiar glorying in
her voice, "How like he is to his father!"
And so took up her burden.
p /~< J
NOTICE TO PENSIONERS.
I will be in the auditor's office each j
Saturday in January to prepare pen-i
ion applications. Will be glad for j
my one to send in notice of Hie death !
>f any of the pensioners.
W. G. Peierson.
Pensiort Commissioner fo^ Newberry.
Foils a Foul Plot.
When a shameful plot exists between '
liver and bowels to cause distress by '
refusing to act, take Dr. King's New
Life Pills, and end such abuse of your
system. They gently compel rignt ac:ion
of stomach, liver.and bowels, and
-e^tore your health and all good feelngs.
The position of janitor for the court!
louse for the remainder of the year
1913 will be let on February 1, next,
:o the lowest competent and responsi3le
bidder. The right is reserved to,
3id to either member of the County i
Board of Commissioners or its clerk.
before said date.
H. C Holloway.
All former road overseers are here- [
oy require to send the supervisor a J
ist of all tools belonging to the coun:y
and, if convenient, to bring them to
:lie countv?ables at Newberry.
jam w. a. mil,
L-17-tf.^^Hp County Supervisor, j
I arm anv L*amcn.
Our New Descriptive Catalog'
is fully up-to-date, giving descriptions
and full information about
the best and most profitable
seeds to grow. It tells all about
Grasses and Clovers,
Seed Potatoes, Seed Oats,
Cow Peas, Soja Beans,
The Best Seed Corns
and all other
Farm and Garden Seeds.
Wood's Seed Catalog has
long been recognized as a stan- I
uaiu auuiuitkjr VSAA
Mailed on request, write for it.
T. W. WOOD SONS,
SEXDSMLN, RICHMOND, VA.
Famous Stage Beanties
lcok with horror on Skin Eruptions,
Blotches. Sores or Pimples. They don't J
have them. For all such troubles use;
Hucklen's Arnica Salve. It glorifies
the face. Excellent for Eczema or j
Salt Rheum, it cures sore lips, chapped '
lands, chilblains; heals burns, cuts
uid bruises. Unsurpassed for piles, j
HORSES and MULES
Carload Just Received.
t i . i ii r
l nave just received a carioaa or
good, first-class Horses and Mules
that I will sell for cash, credit, or
will trade. i
IUme and inspect the stock if
nwA /\f Vkiifrinrr n nr]
yuu Oil C iiiiuiviiig ui uuj liigj aim
see what I have to offer you.
D A U AVIDn
D. A. 11 it T 1111/
Red Stables in rear of Court House.
| II Ill 111 II?Bill ! ! !! I II ? IIIIIMMI1 I 11 'III III I'll III I III tl MMII III 11 MM IftBIMWIW
SPECIAL SALE ON
| ENAMEL WARE
* - 1 ! 1
; Any article m our display
I Window for
^" 10 Cents^
- ? ? * * ?? r _
I Also Special sale on Writing
4 10c Tablets for 25c.
j Mayes' mm Store
Thp Haikp nf a Thousand Things.
A JfcftV ?*W WW W* v* ? ?
it : i
Call and see
ni A VCD P_ fDAUAM
1 LAI LA Qt UIYAimiU
i I I
For fresh meats, fish and oysters, j
fancv and staole groceries.
? "J ~ A w
Phone orders receive prompt attention.
Phone 261, Coward &
Company's old stand,
1309 Main Street.j
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT. (?aid Shout for Jot.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
will make a final settle- ^ want to thank you from the botnjent
as Administrator of the personal j Tom of niy heart,' wrote C. B. Rader, of
estate of Mrs. Harnett Long, deceased, Lewisburg, W. Va., "for the wonderful
in the Probate Court of Newberry double benefit I got from Electric BitCounty,
5. C., on February 20, 1913, at ters, in curing me of both a severe case
' - ' : ^AHnnnnn onH Yvill i of stomach trouble and of rheumatism, J
II O (MOCK in uitr IU'CUW.1,
immediately thereafter ask for Letters, fr?rn which I had been an almost help
Dismissory as such administrator. All Jess sufferer tor ten years, n sunea |
persons indebted to the said estate will my case as though made just for me."!
make immediate settlement, and all; For dyspepsia, indigestion, jaundice j
persons lnlding claim3 against the j and to rid the system of kidney poisonssaid
estate ivil! tile np same with the [that cause rheumatism. Electric Hitundersign^d.
duly attested. j ters have no superior. Try them. EvIs.tiah
J. Lcwman, iery bottle is guaranteed to satisfy. Only
Administrator. j "0 cents at W. E. Pelham & Son's.
COLUMBIA, XEVVBERRY & LACBE>S
Schedule in effect June 4, 1912. Subject
to change without notice. Schedules
indicated are not guaranteed:
A. C. L 52. 53.
Lv. Charleston .. .. 6.00am 10.38p?
Lv. Sumter ^.40am 6.55pm
C., N. & L.
Lv. Columbia 11.35am 4.55pm
Lv. Prosperity 1.12am 3.34pm
iaV. Newberry 1.29pm 3.20pm
Lv. Clinton 2.30pm 2.35pm
; Lv. Laurens 2.52pm 2.05pm
C. & w. c.
Ar. Greenville 4.40pm 12.20pm
A.r. Spartanburg. .. 4.05pm 12.20pm
I S. A. L.
Ar AhhpviJla 3.55pm 1.02pm
! Ar. Greenwood 3.27pm 1.33pm
j Ar. Athens 6.05pm 10.30am
: Ar. Atlanta 8.45pm 8.0Gam
I A. C. L. 54. 55.
! Lv. Columbia 5.00pm 11.15am
| Lv. Prosperity 6.26pm 9.50am
j Lv. Newberry 6.44pm 9.32am
Lv. Clinton 7.35pm 8.44am
lv. Laurens 7.55pm 8.20am
No. 50. No. 51.
Lv. Columbia 8.00am 9.38pm
I Lv. Irmo 8.26am 9.12pm
j Lv. Chapin 8.57am 8.41pm
1 Lv. Little Mtn.. .... 9.11am S.27am
j Lv. Prosperity 9.30am 8.08pm
Lv. Newberry 9.47am , 7.52pm
Lv. Kinards... .,. .. 10.18am 7.21pm
Lv. Goldville 10.26am 7.13pm
Lv. Clinton 10.41am 6.58pm
; Ar. Laurens 11.04am 6.35pm
C. & W. C. ^
, Ar. Greenville 9.30pm 7.00am -I
I S. A. L.
i Ar. Greenwood .. .. 2.28am 2.3Sam
; Ar. Abbeville 2.56am 2.03am
Ar. Athens 5.04am lLodpio
Ar. Atlanta 7.15am 9.55pm
ISos. t>z au'i 06 arrive anu utjpart
from Union Station, Columbia, daily,
and run through between .Charleston
! and Greenville.
i Nob. 54 and 55 arrive and depart
Gervais street, Columbia, Jaily except
Sunday, and run through between Soil
nib ia and Greenville.
Nos. 50 and 51 arrive and depart
from Gervais street, Colombia, on Sunday
' W. J. Craig, P. T. M.,
! E. A. Terrer, C. .A, Wilmington, N. G.
Columbia, S. C.
NOTICE OF FIXAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I will
make a final settlement on the estate
of John Lake, deceased, in the Probate
Court for Newberry county, S. C.,
on the 24th day of February, 1913,
and will immediately thereafter apply
for a final discharge as Administrator
of the persen&l estate of said deI
; All persons nodding .demands against
i the estate of said deceased are'notil
tied to present the same to me duly
I attested on or before said date;, and
I all persons owing said deceased will
i please make payment to me on or
I before said date. ,
! Administrator, ?tc., of John Lake, de
Drives Off a Terror.
! The chief executioner of death in the
| winter and spring month's is pneu- ^
| inonla. Its advance agents are coids
I and grip. Iu any attack by one of
! these maladies no time should be lost
[ in taking the best medicine obtainable
1 to drive it off. Counttess thousands
! bave found this to be Dr. King's New
, Discovery. "My husband believes it
has kept him frcm having pneumonia
three or four times," writes Mr3.
George W. Place, Rawsouville, Vt., j|
"and for coughs, colds at:d croup wehave
never found its equa1." Guaranteed
for all bronchial affections. Price
r>ts sinH $1 Art
By virtue of authority I will sell
to the highest bidder on February 3,
same being saleday, at Newberry court
house, one acre of land, more or less,
just outside the corporate limits of the
town of Prosperity, S. C., on the Columbia
road, adjoining lards of A. P.
Dominick and E. M. Cook, the same
having two good dwellings th-ereon.
Terms to suit the purchaser.
1-21-td. G. W* Kinard.
NOTICE OF SALE.
The undersigned will sell to tli?
highest bidder, for cash, before the
court house door at Newberry, South
Carolina, on February 7, 1913, at 11
o'clock a. m., all the accounts, notes A*
and mortgages belonging to the estate
of J. A. Bouknight, deceased, amounting
to the sum of five hundred and
ninety-two and 16-100 dollars, aa
itemized list of which may be seen, at
the office of Eugene S. Blease, attorriey-at-law.
D. P. BouknightAdministrator
of the Estate of J. A.