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Prosperity, Feb. 13.?The Valen
tine season began Friday night when
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ine .tpworui league 01 vy jgiiuuau tuapel
gave a "Kewpie Social" at the
home of Misses Susie and Mary Langford.
The parlors and reception hall
were decorated in hearts, arrows and
red and white paper ribbons. Cupid
no doubt was greatly pleased with the
setting while he o'er looked the festivities
given in his honor. There was
a continuous round of gayety and
merriment from the beginning to the
end of the party. The guests were
greeted by Misses Langford and Misses
Nellie Mae Dasher, chairman of
the league socials. The several
stunts of the evening were interspersed
with musical selections on the victrola.
About twenty-five leaguers and
visitors were present. In an exciting
"Kewpie Quoits" ganirt, the Billikens
scored highest and won from the
Kewpies a box of "Sweethearts"
which the captain of the team gener
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ousiy snareu w:tn tne opposing team.
The guests were then paired by means
of some special feat in whiclTthe boys
feet were stuck from behind a screen
und the girls made their selection
thuswise. The girls cut out Kewpies
and the boys dressed them in Valentine
colors. Miss Lucy Lake won the
highest distinction in having the most
attractive cut-out. In an archery con
test the Kewpies beat the Billikens
two to one?thereby winning a dunce
cap. Telegrams were next sent to
the absent leaguers, using the letters
in the word Kewpie for the initial letters
in the words of the telegram.
Isadore Ruff scored highest. Fortunes
were told, after which the closing
game was enjoyed, a Kewpie Jangle.
Miss Vida Counts and Pierce Barnes
won the laurels in this?a "Valentine
Kewpie." Fruit cake and punch were
served the guests thus bringing to a
close a happy evening ?for the Epworth
An enjoyable affair of Friday afternoon
was the meeting of the Literary
Sorosis with Mrs. Jacob S. Wheeler
at her home on Main street. Bowls
of narcissi and ferns graced the attractive
home. In continuance of the
year's study of South Carolina, a delightful
program'was carried out as
Roll call: Name of a signer cf the
Ordinance of Secession.
An account of the secession convention,
Miss Willie Mae Wise.
Paper: Reconstruction Days in
South Carolina, Mrs. Wyche.
Description of the Red Shirt movement
given by Mrs. G. W. Harmon.
Current events, were read by Mrs.
T. A. Domii^ck.
A delicious salad course with black
coffee was served during the social
Mrs. Minnie Curtee and Miss Irene
Curlee of Winnsboro and Mrs. J. H.
Summer of Newberry were honor
Misses Julia, Rosalyn and Sara
Quattlebaum entertained the Light
Brigade of Grace Lutheran church on
Saturday afternoon with a Valentine
party. The living room and dining
room were in Valentine setting and
the floral decorations consisted of
pairs of flowering plants and ferns.
Partners were paired by matching
unveil ne-iirs anq ?verton Hartman
and Ro3a7yn Quattlebaum scored highest
in shooting at "Dan Cupid." In
a baer contest Miss Frances Wheeler
and Otway Shealy won first prize. The
guests were then invited into the dining
room whe^e the Valentine colors
were carried out in all details and
<>ven the tenroting menu consisted of
An important meeting of +Vip r./vm.
munitv lescrue will be held in the
school auditorium Thursday afternoon
at 3:30. Everybody interested in the
school is u^ed to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise entertained
the tiny tots of the neighborhood
Fridav even:ne in honor of flip fifth
b;rthday of their grandson, Allen
Wise Taylor of Batesburg. The main
feature of the evening's pleasure was
the cutting of the birthday cake,
which with its five burning tapers
adorned the dining room table.
uavuinay mgrn, roooers oroKe into
T. B. Beder.baugh's store about five
miles below Prosperity and took about
$25.00 worth of merchandise and
food stuffs. Early Sunday morning
iblood hounds were brought down from
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iicm'cuji anu tidcea two negroes,
Criss Johnson and Drucy Praylow to
their homes, even to their beds. The
amateur robbers were locked up.
A. B. Wise's hens' roost was again
visited by chicken thieves on Saturday
night. Five of his fine Rhode
Island hens were stolen.
Major Andrew Bramlett of Rock
liill addressed the Newberry county
Cotton Growers association at the
town hall on Wednesday morning.
Major Bramlett's talk was very interesting
and he told of the many advan
tages to be obtained through cooperative
marketing. The meeting was
arranged by the county's splendic
farm demonstration agent, Mr. T. M.
Rev. Mr. Babb of Newberry preached
an installation sermon at the Baptist
church Sunday afternoon when
fVio frkllnwino- nffipprs were installed:
, W. W. Hair, J. H. Morris and G. L.
Rev. White Rhyme of the Lutheran
i seminary filled Grace pulpit Sunday
and while here was entertahied by
, Mr. S. B. Hawkins.
The Young Peoples society of
. i Grace Lutheran church will give a
; play at the town hall February 17 at
j 8 p. m. The small admission fee ot
115 cents and 25 cents will be charg.'ed.
The play is: ''The Elopement of
>[ Ellen," farce comedy in three acts.
Richland Ford, Heyward Singley.
Molly Ford, Louise Bedenbaugh.
Robert Shepard, Curtis Pugh.
Maxten Eych, Mower Singley.
Dorothy March, Elizabeth Brown.
June Haverhill, Bertie Saner.
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,jonn nierie, rvuuexi, ^uunw.
Miss Eunice Livingston spent the
week-end in Silverstreet.
I Miss Ellie Pugh is under treatment
jin the Columbia hospital.
; Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Pugh motored
i to Columbia on Friday.
| Mrs. W. J. Wise returned home
'Saturday after having been in Cojlumbia
for the past two months recovering
from the mastoid operation.
President Henry Black of the South
Carolina Lutheran synod spent Friday
1 Miss Marcarite Wise of Columbia
: is spending a while with her mother,
Mrs. Laura Wise.
Mrs. Minnie Curlee and Miss Irene
Curlee of Winnsboro' are guests of
Mrs. J. S. Wheeler.
j A. L. Wheeler of Columbia visited
his aunt, Mrs. Joe Hartman, last
i S. S. Birge has gone to Columbia
to visit his sister, Mrs. A. H. Kohn.
A. H. Hawkins was in Columbia
.Wednesday attending the meeting of
the board of the state penitentiary.
I Dr. E. N. Kibler, representative
from Newberry county, was home for
' Mrs. Li.ura Fulmer of Springfield
and Mrs. Annie Gardner of Pulaski
Ga., have been on a visit to their brother,
Mr. G. M. Able.
Prof. E. 0. Counts, accompanied by
T1- T O 1TT1 1 3 T) _T ! /"<
ur. J. o. wneeier auu xvuueruv^uunta,
motored to Columbia Friday where
Prof. Counts attended the superintenent's
; Damon C. Duncan of Ervin, Tenn.,
is the guest of Mrs. Virgil Kohn.
S. J. Kohn and T. E. Barnes have
returned from several days' stay in
i Mr. and Mrs. J. B. T. Scott attended
the funeral of Mrs. George Swygert
of Washington held at Pomaria
1 J. A. Baker has returned from
Mr. "and Mrs. D. H. Hamm, Mrs.
J. A. Counts, Mrs. J. D. Hunt and
Mrs. M. A. Hamm motored to the
capital city on Wednesday^
Miss Grace Sease of Pelham and
Tom Sease of Clemson college were
home for the week-end.
Dr. and Mrs. 0. B. Simpson spent i
Thursday in Columbia.
L. C. Craig of Greenwood visited
friends here during the past week.
Mrs. E. W. Werts and Miss Kate
Barre have been to Columbia to visit
their sister, Mrs. Mae Lee Chase who
has had to return to the Columbia
hospital for treatment.
Mr?. J. C. Tavlor and rhildrprt of
Batesburg are guests of Mr. and Mrs.
A. G. Wise. Hudwald
McLean left Monday for,
his home in Blythewood after having
spent the past year with his grandfather,
Judge B. B. Hair.
iuia. iua vv neeici nas xctuiiicu
from a short visit to Columbia.
Mrs. Addie Hodges has gone to
Spartanburg to attend the Billy Sun- i
Orchard Pruning and Spra>'ing ;
Two weeks ago I had planned .->ome J
orchard demonstration in order to J
show the farmers who are interested j
i in caring for their orchards how to
prune and spray them. Rain and
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? snow at mat time prevented uie uem-1
onstrations. So many farmers have
; expressed a disappointment in not
[ getting to see the demonstrations that
I have decided to try the demonstrai
ticns again this week. If the weather i
, is such that we can do field work we
will hold a pruning and spraying dem;
onstration at the home orchard of,
Geo. D. Brown, Wednesday, Febru-J
i arv loth at 10 a. m.
D. B. Sease, Wednesday, February
t the 16th at 2 p. m.
We invite all farmers who are in?^in
Kortor ami mArn fruit tn
tCIVJCWtVi ill WVl/VVi. UliU I1IV1V .fcAvwv I
' attend one of these demonstrations j
I and get first hand information as to ;
, the care of their orchards. The or- j
. chard, just like any other crop, must!
. receive attention if you would get
- good fruit from it.
iy T. M. Mills,
AN INTERESTING STORY OF
SALUDA COUNTY NEWSPAPERS
B. W. Crouch Sketches Checkered
History in an Informed and Instructive
Editor The Standard:
The first county paper was known
as the Saluda Sentinel. The first issue
of that paper bears date of October
31, 1895, and was published 15
days after the ordinance creating Saluda
county was finally adopted and
signed by the president of the Constitutional
The first editor was B. Frank Sample,
a native of Saluda county and
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for a long numoer 01 years u icatuci
in the public schools. He was afterwards
elected school commissioner of
the new county, said office being now
known as county superintendent of
m'? C wnVil icVi orl bv
1 fit? oen tuiei waa mot
E .H. Aull, now editor of the Newberry
Herald and News, and was issued
from The Plerald and News press
at Newberry. Here it continued to
be published until after the location
of the county seat.
When the court house site was decided
upon in April, 1896, the good
will and subscription list of the Sentfn
pi was Durchased by Alvin Ether
edge, B. W. Crouch, J. H. Edwards,
J. A. Attaway and S. T. Edwards. An
old fashioned hand press and the
necessary type, cases, and other
equipment were provided by the owners,
and the plant was installed in a
small tenant house near the home of
Mrs. William Maxwell, in Saluda.
This house still stands, but few peo?+
ittoc fhp Vinmp of the first
pic n.uv vr J i/ ?. w.v,
newspaper ever published within the
town of Saluda.
A. B. Cargile was the editor of
The Sentinel at this period. The next
home of this paper was in a frame
two story building on Church street
fronting the court house square. E.
S. Blease succeeded Mr. Cargile as
editor and was in charge of the paper
for a short while.
The owners then sold the paper to
H. S. Cunningham, who had moved
to Saluda and was the first teacher
of the school in the new town. He
moved the paper into an office on the
second floor of what was then known
as the "Etheredge building." This
building stood where the store now
occupied by J. Walter Duffie stands,
on the northwest corner of Main and
A short while afterward, the Etheredge
building was destroyed by
fire as well as its contents. In this
fire The Sentinel press and all other
equipment was lost. The other offices
on the second floor of the Etheredge
building were occupied by E.
W AKIo r .T Rarnace. J. N. 0. Greg
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ory and B. W. Crouch?all young
attorneys?and by Dr. J. W. Pitts,
who was then practicing dentistry.
Practically all of the law books of the
attorneys were lost as well as Dr.
Pitts' dental equipment.
In a short time after this, A. B.
Carpile founded the Saluda Standard
as the successor of The Sentinel and
began the publication of the new paper.
For a short while. The Stan
dard was published in the house?
since then enlarged?on Jefferson
street in front of Crout's shop and
now occupied by Curtis Etheredge.
This house was built in the fall of
iRQfi hv t.hp Saluda Land and Im
provement company and in it the first
school in the new town was taught
by H. S. Cunningham. From this
place The Standard was afterward
moved to its'present home. Mr. L'argrile
sold the paper to John M. and
W. L. Daniel who ran it for a while
and sold it back to Mr. Cargile. It
was then bought by R. L. Werts who
edited it for a short while and disposed
of it to John E. Smith and Mr.
Smith in turn sold it to W. Grady
Hazel. After editing and publishing
The' Standard for about nine years,
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iur. nazei suiu it lu aiuiuciu uh/uiers,
the present owners, and publishers.
It should be stated that Nathan E.
Aull.'a brother of E. H. Aull, edited
The Sentinel for a short while imme
diately preceding- its removal from
Newberry to Saluda.
Soon after the publication of The
Sentinel was be^un at Newberry another
paper was founded known as
the Saluda Advocate. It was publishcl
of TVTt Willin<>- nrul was edited bv
R. J. Fuller. Formerly it was published
Like The Sentinel, it was moved to
Saluda soon after the election was
held deciding the location of the county
seat. It occupied the second floor
of a two-story frame building where
the Uroucn diock oi scores now stanas
The lower floor of The Advocate
building was occupied by the county
In 1898, Editor Fuller volunteered
for service in the Spanish-American
war, and J. M. Padgett, now a prominent
lawyer at Anderson, edited The
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Advocate, me iasi eauor 01 me
Advocate was young Waddell, whose
first name has escaped us. Soon af/
fter he took charge of it, the owners
; sold the paper and the press and
i equipment to John Bell Towell and
it was moved to Batesburg where for
j several years it was edited and published
by him as the Batesburg AdI
! Both the Saluda Sentinel and the
Saluda Advocate were ''live wires"
. in newspaperdom in their day. A
|complete file uf these two papers. if
it could be had, would be of great
valu.? to the future historians of Sa]uda
, The Saluda Standard row owns its
I home, is fully equipped with all rnrd'era
appliances, including a linotype
machine, large cylinder press, ami an
unto date job plant. It ranks arror.g
the best weekly newspapers published
in the state.
j A temporary sheet known as 1Le
R;?d Bank Courier was pub^sh'jd a
.short while contemporaneously with
the first issues of the Saluda Sentinel.
I Its chief ryission was to boost Ked
Bank as the place for the location of
the county seat. It contained some
very readable articles. It was published
by the D. A. Tompkins cornpan
of Charlotte, N. C. The plans
'and specifications' of the court house
. and jail, which the Red Bank advo*
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cates orrerec as an inducement iui uie
j location of the county seat, were prepared
by them and a cut of these
proposed buildings appeared in one
of the issues of he Courier. No name
of the editor appeared at the masthead
of the Red Bank Courier and
only a few issued Of this paper were
1 ' Vv. Crouch.
Saluda, S. C., Feb. 6, 1922.
SUMMER SCHOOL AT CLEMSON
General Plans Announced for 1922
Indicate Best Summer School
' Clemson College,; Feb. 11.?William
E. Curtis, the famous traveler and
writer, was once.jasKeci oy a laciy to
Irecommend to her the best all the
year round climate in the world. She
wrote: "I have plenty of money, no
home ties, and wish to move just once
more. I wish myi new home to be located
in a region jwhere the climate
is not extreme and at the same time
not monotonous.-: :You have traveled
extensively, and cnvhere would you
recommend me ta go?" Curtis replied:
"Go to the iPiedmnot section of
the Carolinas. Ttfti "will never regret
We are inviting you to spend a
summer in one df the most delightful
snots of a mofct delightful section.
The days are sufffty and the nights
are cool. The aiH is like wine. We
ask you to come to Clemson to combine
all the pleasures of a vacation
with an opportunity' for study under
the direction of a Competent faculty.
You will meet men and women interested
in the same kind of work in
which you are ehgaged. You will
learn to teach better, farm better,
and live better.
Cfemson college will offer in her
summer school for 1922 a more varied
program than ever before, ac
cording to Dr. F. H. H. Calhoun, director
of resident teaching in the agricultural
department, who will direct
the summer school. The following
courses will be given.
I. Course for teachers: (1) primary
teachers, (2> elementary teachers,
(3) high school teachers, (4) teachers
for special subjects.
II. Courses in cotton grading.
III. Courses for club boys.
! IV. Courses in1'science: (1) physics/(2)
chemistr^, (S) biology, (4)
V. Courses for making up back
college work and removing entrance
3 :* :
VI. Courses for federal board students.
Plans are being made for recreation.
The baseball diamonds, the
tennis courts, and the swimming pools
will be ready for use. Excursions and
field trips will be arranged. The library
will be open. Special lecturers,
famous in the educational world,
have been secured.
I ne cost lor hoard, room and tuition
will be most reasonable. If interested,
write the Registrar, Clemson
College, S. C., for detailed information.
ORDINANCE WOULD ADD TO
LENGTH OF GYM. SUITS
Woodford, Feb. 8.?The Woodford
town council passed a law last night
prohibiting the wearing of abbreviated
basketball uniforms or anv athletic
uniforms. All uniforms must bo as
low as the knee and the skirts must
have sleeves to come to the elbow,
j Kenneth Livingston, captain of the
Woodfdrd basketball team, and James
Inabinet. manager, stated that this
will close the basketball season here
until they could find out if such a
law can be enforced. However, all
games scheduled will be played on the
j CLOSE TO HORRIBLE DEATH
Missionary Ts'ls of Harrowing Experience
With Leopard Which Ter.vporarily
Sliared His Berth.
i .Africa isn't quite so wilt] as ii used
; to l>o, said the gray-haired niission!
ary. smiling. The narrowest escape I
j ever had was on board ship a thou- '
i sand miles lrom Capetown. I lay in j
1 nr.- Mr.rrh will. r?iv f-lhlhps on. T 1'VilIS? I
to j^et my strength back after a spell
of seasickness, when I saw a big leopard
standing in my doorway. At lirst
I thought it was someone's pet ami
[ spoke ro ii. Growling and flattening
J its short sharp ears, it crouched as if
j to spring. Even then I thought that j
I it was playing, but I was in no condi- j
tion to play with it. "Lie down!" I I
It sprang and vanished. The flight
of it was so swift and silent that
for a moment I thought it had gone
through the porthole above the upper
berth. Then I saw the sag of the J
springs and knew that it had landed
in the berth. A moment later its long
tail switched back and forth over the
edge; then, turning, it put its great
ugly head within two feet of my face.
Irs mouth was open, and I could see
a cavernous red gullet ami teeth as
sharp as sabre points. I tell you that i
was a> close as 1 ever want to come I
to a live leopard. 1 yelled and bur- j
rowed under the bedclothes.
A calm heavy voice with a slight j
Herman accent sounded at the door.
| "Be not afraid. Keep on talking with j
ir. buj: (ion'l move.'' me man was <>m? i
of tlie keepers, r learned later that j
there were other animals on board. I
It was easy enough to lie still, but j
it was not so easy to talk to the !
boast. The muscles of my throat I
seemed paralyzed, but at last I mani
aged to repeat hoarsely, "Lie down!
Lie down, I say!"
1 The cage the leopard had escaped
from was brought and set in the door- :
way; but before the beast could be j
induced to leave its perch two men
had to go over the side of the ship and
prod it with long iron bars thrust
j through the porthole. Before it tinal- j
!y entered tlie cage it uirneu on me
again, and I never yelled so loud in j
my life. The men with the bars were <
doing the best they could, but they i
could not quite reach the leopard as
it crouched on the floor. I think my
preacher's .voice saved me. Snarling,
j but frightened at the strange uproar,
j the beast backed away into the cage, j
J and the keepers siammed the door in
its face.?Youth's Companion.
Peter Pan Remains Popular.
.. Whether one believes in fairies or
not doesn't matter. It is impossible
to live in London through a Christmas
season without coming to believe
at least in Peter Pan. The fact that
i Rn trie's fairy tale s played each De
cember -holiday time as regularly as
Snnta chriies down the chimney does
not wholly account for the important
Christmas institution that Peter Pan
has come to he, although it has done
a great deal toward it. Year after
year, the hoy who would not grow up
has spirited Wendy from her bed on
the stage of the St. .Tames theater,
far away to the never, never never
land, where warwhooping red Indians
and the. lost little boys of England
; fight the .bold, had Captain Hook and i
his crew .of pirates. Since the very
first performance at the Duke of
York's theater, in 1004, produced by
Charles Frohman, with Nina Bouclcault
in the title role, London has
never let a year go hy without calling
Perer back.-*-EIeanor Carroll, in
New York Evening Post.
A mischievous student of Butler
college who added a "c" to a label on
a bottle of hair tonic, making it read j
"gives the chair a permanent gloss
and finish," caused a commotion on
th* campus recently.
Being a pledge to the Lambda ''hi
Alpha fraternity, and being made to
undergo certain embarrassing situations
to qualify for Joyal membership. I
fellow-students were not astonished
to find him engaged in the extraordinary
activity of giving a coat, of
varnish to a chair in the Butler college
? True to its promise, tho substance
gave the chair a permanent gloss, but
the finish was given to the trousers of
- nloccmnn who Sat UPOtl it.
it JLClI\/\> V. ItiCCl Vi A? r v m
An upper classman of the fraternity
discovered the absence of his hair rejuvenator,
and evidence pointed unfavorably
toward tlie pledge.?Indianapolis
Discovered "Witch Hare!."
i It has been said that.the first man !
j to distill witch hazel was tlie Kev. |
Thomas Dickinson. <>f Kssex. Coun.. |
and he was also lir>t to disiiJl oil of
black birch'. That was about "> years
Air. Dickinson distilled witch lU'/.cl
for use in his own family and ror the
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comiorr oi jiin .i
;<0 or ('?() years ago it was pur on the
market in bottles, ami labeled "Hawes' j
Extract," '*(io!den Treasure." and "Kx- i
tract of Hamamelis" ;tt different times, j
The bottle of "CJolden Treasure" car- i
ried a label with a picture of :i miner '
Taking the Temperature.
This strictly between us:
He makes his own beer in his own :
cellar. He is scientific about it. Uses i
a hydrometer to test its kick or some- j
j thin?,'. j
! The other evening he was working
[in the * ??!l:ir. His little granddanghj
ter followed liini down stairs. She
saw him wipe otT rlie hydrometer and
gently slip it into the heer.
Hin mutter. trran'Da?"
granddaughter inquired. "Has your
beer got fever today?"
CREDIT TO MINES
Without Them, Modern Civiiization
Frcm the Ciadle to the Grave, Man's
Life is Bound Up With Mineral
While ti is is being written tho United
States navy dirigible C-7 is eircmnnavignting
pirouetting over the White House and
flirting with the clouds over tiie Capitol,
says the Mining Congress Journal.
It is filled with helium gas, an element
which because of its noninflamraabUity
is expected make possible the saving
of many lives during war and in tne
peace-time pursuit of commercial aerial
transportation. It is one of civilization's
latest developments, and apparently
one of the l^st, and it is a 100
per cent product of the mineral industry.
Savages cultivate the fields. The
lower animals have their highly developed
transportation systems and
maintain storage plants for the pres
ervation of foods. Apes use wooden 1
implements, ants run dairies and the J
birds are still the greatest architects ,
and builders. Many other things may j
be done by instinct alone, but it takes
brains to operate a mine. Mankind
ceased to be brutish and began to be
civilized when some creature more in- !
telligent than the others fashioned the |
first implement out of stone. It was |
probably a woman, actuated by moth- I
er love aDd stern necessity to make a j
vesseJ to boil some bitter brew to cure
young Tchthyronimo HIppopolitibo's
tummyache. From that' time on civ
ilization and mining developed contemporaneously
hand In hand, each |
dependent upon the other, and today
humanity from the cradle to the grave
places its '-hief reliance upon the
products of the mines.
The first substances appropriated to
the use of the new-born babe are mineral
substances?boracic acid, dropped
in weak solution in the eves to prevent
blindness, and vaseline, applied
to every other part of the body to
soothe the tender skin and hasten its ]
.development. Everything modern man
eats, wears, plays willi and buys or '
sells is composed of or manufactured
by the aid :of the products -of the
mines, including the instrument \mn
which he writes his last will and testament.
He gives up the ghost on an 1
Iron bod, is placed in a casket held
together by steel and laid in hi*
resting place, which h!? friends
smooth over with a metal shovel. Or,
if he is cremated, the a^f'mony or'
of \vhioh the "silver" handles tV
cusl'et are made becomes 'volnliri^
and wends its caseous war aion# v. i: 11
his soul to that ul fnnfo d?sf ;:;at ;o
of all minors, whose >rw$%is .iiv
vith g^Jr*. Vpifher u i -' w ?; !?i v y ? be.
next could bp nn i?- ?i*tIm.- ;<x I
without tl p m;:ios
"r'-">pp:>r P--- 'I.'ij.v \
Hardens mid \ k'tF-iiu-lo* ?' >?/) , r?
porr-vy pott <-f :re ?;;? .<>f .;mvth
WOOf'S f T!! Tit,f. M'.JjliJ '?
rtcht in doop srjo-.v, v:
a dim powdery trail, t,"*!.< ,i-N (
of lsis traps when *the themomr-!.?;- I
forty degrees below zero?those jro j
some of'the thinir,:: we think of whe .
we thihk of the fur hunVr. J>nf i"
"Trallmakers of the Northwest." Mr.
Paul L. Haworth shows that 07. ? tr.jp- i
per at least leads a life of luxury.
A certain Dr. Greene lives on roar? .
river and runs a line of traps on \>are
hillsides In sicrht of his cabin Whenever
he thinks it is time io make the
ivMin/i nf ii}<! Hnp ho' takes a nair of i
powerful field glasses and looks to see
whether any of the traps have been
sprung. If there Is an animal in one of
them, he has odJ.v to walk out and
bring it in : if not. he remains comfortably
beside his cheerful fire. The
method, though not ambitious, seems
successful; one winter Dr. Greene
caught a silver fox that he sold for
several hundred dollars. ? Youth's
Knew the Place.
A business firm recently adopted
Ellson's plan for testing the intelligence
of men applying for positions.
A man applying for a position as superintendent
would he expected to
answer alJ the questions on the list
submitted. One wishing to become a
clerk faced only half the list; as the
job applied for dwindled in importance,
the amount of knowledge necessary
to secure it grew smaller.
A colored man who had applied for
n -fob .15? norter received a card boar
.? J ... Ming
the single question, "Who invented
the cotton gin?"
"Welf," safd the <*lerlc. to whom he
returnee? the cnni. "what's ihe answer?''
' Say. boss," answerer] the da:'\v.
"Ah duuno who 'twus fust :n:??7?? l.-it
stntT. hut Ah knows whar yen kir: -.if
The bus was starting in the aiidsi of
a torrent of rain, when the rr-m'si.-ror
put his head inside and inquired.
"Will any srentlenian get outside lo
oblige a lady?"
"She can come inside and sit on my
knee if she likes," said a passenger
To his great surprise a buxom wornnn
bounced in and accepted his offer.
After a time the lr;?n jrot into enver it:or
with his fai~ burden and a>ked
ns i i "_r.
' r: 4 lie ex
. ..t l-iitr U-ivV Cooa .
swavs. ...... '
IS LAND WITHOUT ARTISTS
In Country of Vivid Beauty, the Arab
Knows Nothing of Pictures of
That the religion of the Arab for:>i<!s
him fo make a picture ot' any Tiviu -
thing lias had a somewhat starum;
effect. Forbidden to portray anything
that has life, says Mr. Wiliard Prio>
in Travel, the Arab' has apparent?\
thought it riot worth his while t"
portray more inanimate objects. Tin:,
the land of the Arab, though it blazewith
light ami color thaj^would make
an artist's fingers itch, is virtually a
Indeed. unJess a native has been
much among Europeans he- will scarcely
understand a picture when he see<
one. A traveler once proudly showe i
an Arab a photograph of his lit lie gir
The Arab, supposing that he was loo!
ing at a likeness of the traveler's wi
remarked, "She is indeed a beauth
woman!" He could not determi
size j/i a picture.
But curiously enough there are j
tures on a wall of the bey's palace r<
Constantino in Algeria. Ships, f??n*
and houses are painted there so crude!
ly that at first any spectator miglr
naturally suppose that a child had d< *?.(.
them. But it seems that an yld-tit
bey. one K! Had.) Ahmed, careless *
the Koran and its I&ws, brought a
French captive up from the dungeons
; gave him paint pots and brushes an<!
setting him in front of the wall, or
dered him forthwith to adorn it with
"But I am not an artist: I am a
cobbler." the prisoner objected.
"All Frenchmen are artists,"
ed tlie bey. "You shall receive twentyfive
lashes a day untir*you begin. But
If you make pretty pictures for us you
[ shalJ go free."
The cobbler promptly turned artist
I and created what are. perhaps the
most childish daubs-that adorn any
paiace wall in the world. But the bey
thought they were pretty pnd set the
Music By Wireless.
Pprcrvnc whn ride on ether waves
must take precautions not to rock the
boat. Music by wireless has charm
, when conflicting vibrations are kept ?
; apart. Recently Strauss music was
transmitted to a" receiving station in
New York, where a soloist was to accompany
It. The guests, including
I Richard Strauss hitn.?eif. waited px
' pectantly. , ,
But the transmission was badly
timed. Instead of the so'o^r melodies
expected, the ragtime'.of another subscriber
cdme from the transmitter.
; says the Xew York Herald. The em-''
; barrassment of the wireless operator
j can easily be imagined.
Perhaps music transmission by wire
less will be so perfected that churches
will subscribe for tneir Handel and:
! Bach, to be delivered "much as stock ;
; quotations are supplied by the ticker.
Dance halls in the same way may "re
ceive their rag and- jazz from the
The mishap of the Strauss melodies
though, might be disastrous on p
larger scale. A chiircn might Invito
a special accompanist for the wireless
music. Imagine the corirision should4
, the wlreJess wave's bring In "Breezy '
Breezes" instead of litre Bach or$
f - K C
British Cabinet, Councils.
Trade union rules 'do not apply fr
Downing street, or the British government
would not have ^adopted the
unusual course of1 havhig a cabine
meeting on Sunday to. discuss one of
the latest phases uf tlje Irish question
There have been Sunday sittings of,
the house?one of (hem was held t<
protest against Charles I going t >
Scotland?but Sunday cahlnets are
' uncommon as to be >included* In *ti? i
"freak" meetings of r bat powerful bo?! ;'\
j The most unusual"of rhe.kind was th-p
| held by Pitt, who being, confined to ).:
bed at his house at Hayes, sent " >v
the Duke of Newcastle to come am!
j see him there. The roAhi had two bet;*
but no fire, so thot "the duke crept under
the clothes of a bed irt anothe
part of the room. YVafpoie says tlun
PIrt's long nos*> and his black benj'fc
of several days' growth added to t'.r
grotesque nature of the scene.?Christian
Outside of a large' office buildln?
i uowntown two young girls stopped
and consulted the wan! ads of the
newspaper they carried. The address
was evidently correct. The tailor of
the two girls, and evidently tKe elder,
handed the paper she \vjir cat t\ving to
her companion, 'br.e then pulled the
long jet earrings oat of her ears,
wiped her lips and her cheeks carefully
with a handkerchief, se?. her sailor
nat siraigiu on nt*r nt'ita uua fmritfu
f..e building. t'
Her friend waited^ A few i..i:iv!es
later ?Ik* girl '*\va^^f:vd; out of the
htiililiiiir. ir h
".Toll's taken." she announced. She
took her e;irrinirs ha^k and ivfastened
them in her ears. Timing her head
toward t)<e building she carefully remodeled
her complexion and the two
sauntered down La Sa lie'street.?Chicago
Just M^de- It.
Mike called for u pint of beer and
tossed a bright new half n crown on
the bar counter.
The barman looked suspiciously at
the coin, weighed !t in his hand, then
tested it several times On th*? counter.
"Look here, old sport;" said the barman.
"V/here did you get this thin?
from? It's not a good-one." . 'i
"What ?Jo you mean?" returned
MIkv ' c ? sur* it is a good one. Why.
I only made the blithering thing this