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Breeches and 1
Well my dear old friend. Idler, i.
you just knew what a burden it is tor
T. .J. W. to write, you surely wouldn't
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Question you have found in The State.
That young nephew of mine who
lives in Columbia and is somewhat
^ connected with The State for some
F cause failed to send me the paper for
^ the past several months. But I must
L thank him most sincerely or his past
kindness, but I must not jump the
I question. 1 will give The Idler the best
El explanation I know as ;o what has be
come of those blessed old people who
used to wear the dashboard breeches
if he will promise me not o ask me
any more questions es>peciaih tnat
^ he finds in the big dailies.
\ I well remember the kind of breeches
that The State scribe and The Idler
W is trying to describe, bu 1 never had
heard them called by that name.
The blessed good old grandfathers
that wore them have passed away ana
gone to their reward. I don't know
oi' a single one living that wore them.
As well as my memory serves mc tliey
were called pantaloons or breechcs
with bay windows.
All this took place before the North
whipped the South and freed the negroes
and sent their ashion books
down here and put the white race under
the bondage of fashion, style and
up-to-date living. And we poor old
people who are left just have to grir.
and endure it. I fear since I gave 'The
Idler some ru'Ies how to keep young,
he is going to quit telling about those
k good old gone by days.
But he has gone and stirred up my
mind afresh and I can't help from
thinking of the days when I would
come in . rom work, tired and hungry,
and go into the old kiichen. This was
r before there was any dining rooms
built, and see the old oven sitting on
the hearth with about three good old
HL corn dodgers in it covered up with a
lid waiting. I believe some called them
dog heads. The big old pot hanging
on a rack in the fire place plum full
of beans and Irish ta.oes soaked in
grease from a chunk of home-raised
hog head. Then look around in the
aid nmhoard which was about six
feet high with door opening to the
4 There cast your eyes on a bowl of
beet pickles, another . uH of cowcumw'th
ingins cuf: all up among
them, and there set another bowl full
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kThe Horseshoe Legend.
Here is an explanation of the old
kAw-nohrta onnfliwtitiAii - sit T^nncfcin
a skilled farrier. One day while
at work in his forge the devil entered
in disguise and requested Dunstan to
shoe his "single hoof." The saint, although
he recognized his malign customer.
acceded, but caused him so
much pain during the operation that
| Satan begged him to desist. This St.
f Dunstan did. but only after he had
made the evil one promise that neither
unv miv r>f thf> losser evil stiirits.
I his servants, would ever molest the
^ inmates of a bouse where the horseshoe
The Coffee Plant's Friend.
L In Colombia there is a tree highly
J,/ esteemed as ;i shade t'or the cofl'oe
p plant. It is found also in tropical Bra
L zil and possesses qualities that make
B it peculiarly suited for this particular
use. It will live on a stony, poor soil,
and a tree only eighteen months old
will shade 144 square yards of ground.
' while when fuli grown it may be fifty
feet high and have a spread of fifty
feet on every side.
fhe Good Old Days
, or' tomatoes and right on the other
sid oik- full of okra. then look around
on the old long table and lay baek the
cloth, there set a big pan full of blackberry
pie. I believe they called those
kind of pies gobblers. Then motner
would say, hurry up boys, wash and
get ready .for dinner. Oh! hush, I'm
not going to describe what took place
hen, for the next 30 minutes.
Cut say. Mr. lu:er. do you remember
those old-time fire places that was any j
where from four to six feet wide with
a hole on the inside about ten inches
square, sometimes one on each side.
Some oa.'led them pipe holes and some!
called them stock holes. Then have j
you ever gone out in the back yard to I
the old bake oven where mother was I
doing her baking on Saturdays to last :
over Sunday and stand around awhile 1
until she would open the door, and |
then see, a half dozen pies with the
juice running out the top and a pile!
of tatoes lying over on the otlu-r side;
with the hul's miffed ud about an '
inch high and a big pan of ginger;
cakes in the middle as mellow as a rot-;
ten apple. i
i Think o these good old times, my j
dear old friends and join me in saying, j
oh. happy days, when we were young. j
No, 1 shall never forget that old i
cupboard that stood in the kitchen.
One evening 1 came in hungry and
mother happened to 'be gone and I
: went to the cupboard to get something
to eat. Af er I got through I gave the
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, UUUI Ci OXIClL^iif Oiaui wug IT v.iii?,
and caught the head of a cat and it
began to jump and squall. About this
: time my older sister came in and told
me I had *o kill the poor thing out
of its misery.
I was always a very obedient boy
?n i took Hip cat in one ihand and
the fire shovel in the other into the
yard and laid him on the ground and
pounded him until he died. About
that time the other sister came and
they began telling me that a cat had
nine lives and it would be continually
coming back and ride me at night all
through the swamps. While I have i
vnn of fhp manv hannv exDeri-i
ences, this was one that was very unhappy.
for I lived in (fear for several
Good bye, dear old Idler, let us Hear j
from you soon, but please don't call I
on T. J. W. anyway soon, for he Is all1
out of practice. )T. J. W.
March 7 1916.
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, Newberry, S. C.
How Silver Bow Got Its Name.
' Silver Row creek receive 1 its name
j from a party of prospectors who
j reached its valley in tile vicinity of
J Butte in 1SG4. says a bulletin of the
j federal geological survey. While dlsi
cussing t he host name for the stream
the clouds broke away, and the suni
shine, falling on the creek as it circled
around the mountain, suggested the
name Silver Bow, and it w*s accordingly
A Smooth Approach. ,
"You seem hard worked, sir," said
i the affable stranger.
"I'm half dead."
ami t 11 . J _ -4,1 X A J ij
xnen 1 caneu id me juick. ui uuie.
I'm selling life insurance. If you're
half dead you <*an't get a policy any
j too quick."?Louisville Courier-Journal.
Irate Father?Don't you think, young
man. you can walk into this house
and hang up your hat. Timid Suitor?
I know I can't, sir. You're sitting on
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President Will Send in Forrr
Today to Succeed Garrisoi
Group in Ohio anc
Washington, March G.?Newton D.
Baker, former mayor of Clevland, has
been selec'ed by President Wilson for
secretary of war. His nomination will
I go to the senate tomorrow, and au!
ministration leaders expect quick con[
formation so tlie new secretary may
| take acti-.e charge of ehc war depart'
meiit's plans - or army increases and
I Mr. Baker is a lawyer, and as a
leader among Ohio Democrats has
been a warm supporter of the Wilson
policies since the prt-convention cam*
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paign in i9i>. lias uctn ?.
\er.-onal friend of Mr. Wilson since
rih latter was bis instructor years ago
a' Johns Hopkins university and was
offered the post of secretary of the interior
in the Wilson cabinet.
He is- under.s.ood 10 be in thorough
?c-(-oru with the president on the preparedness
programme and foreign
An offer of the war s^oretayship
| was made to Mr. Baker by telegraph
j several days ago after the president
j had spent more than three weeks care!
fully going over a long list of those
! suggested to succeed Secretary Gar|
rison. Mr. Baker accepted and upon
j being notified today that he would be
Awarded to th
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D. BAKER \
ETARY OF WAR
ier Cleveland Mayor's Name
n?Leader Among Reform
! Prominent Lawyer.
nominated at once, telegraphed that
he would be in Washington iThurs!
| Mr. Baker is 44 years of age. He !
, was born in Martinsburg, W. Va., and
*i !; > j ic of 2'j was appointed private
secretary to Postmaster General Wilson
in President Cleveland s cabinet..1
In 3^97 he began the practice of law '
at iMartinsburg. He later moved to j
Cleveland, where he became city bo- j
iicitpr in 1902. He held this office for j
! 10 years until his election as mayor.!
| In 1914 he was reelected mayor for :
j ? ' "c ycr term.
I Mr. Bilker has received degrces\at
ioiliir Hoj kins and W ashington and
L( e !iniv( rsitk-s.
for years .Mr. Baker has been close- j
| y iduir'ku with the re orm mo.ement!
J in ('kvc-and. When Mayor Tom John- ;
' son died Mr. Baker took up the fight ;
j !'>r ever street car fares and finally!
brought abou-. an adjustment of street ;
railway franchise in Cleveland.
At the time of the Baltimore convention
Mr. Baker was prominently
mentioned for the vice presidency because
of the fight he made .for Mr. j
1 Mr. Baker has been known for
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is highly regarded by the president as '
a lawyer. Mr. Wilson wanted the
pla re fil'ed by a lawyer -because of le- '
g.t! questions constantly arising In the
administration of the war department, ;
the Philippines, the Panama canal and j
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Fillnm?If Mrs;. Bigger had a hnbv.
which would seein to you tu be the
bigger, .Airs. Bigger or her babyV Spil-j
lura?The baby is the little Bigger.?
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hase 25 votes, &c.
9m L. I. BLALOCK.