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CONPIDENCE IN' WILSON AND
THINKS CONGRESS WILL MAKE
DISPATCHES FROM COLUMBIA
Doings and Happenings That Mark
the Progress of South Carolina Peo
ple, Gathered Around the State
Special from Washington.-Senator
Tillman, of South Carolina, chairmaii
of the senate committee on naval af
fairs, held a brief conference with
President Wilson a rcw days ago on
proposed legislation for national do
feiise. He said, after leaving the
White House, that the chairmen of
the senate and house military and na
val affairs committees will meet In a
formal conference at the White House
after the president has received re
ports and recommendations from Sec
retaries Garrison and Daniels.
"I am for a safe and sane policy of
naval and military expansion," said
Senator Tillman, "and I believe that
the people will indorse whatever pro
gramme the president proposes to
congress. I think it is safe to sa-y
that President Wilson, in his recom
mendations to congress, will strike a
happy middle ground between the
damned jingo who would inlvolve this
country in war and the advocate - of
peace at any price.
"I take no stock in this talk about
an appropriation of $500,000,000 for
the army and navy and I do not be
lieve that any other.sane member of
congress does. I believe that there
will be increases in the naval appro
priation for defensive weapons of
"In making up our programme we
will not pay any attention to the in
fesnal fool jingo wvho would lead the
Democratic party into something from
which it would never escape, but we
will prepare to defend ourselves and
not let the other fellow catch us with
our breeches down.
"There is no real demand where I
have been for an extravagant expendi
ture of nioney on a navy and an army
just because a lot of foreign nations
are In a bloody war. We are going
to carry out the Democratic platform
and provide an adequate navy. There
will be a number 'of increases in ap
propriations for submarines and other
defensive sea craft. By the time con
gress meets we will be able to come
to some reasonable conclusion as to
what we should play down."
-Senator Tillman was at the White
House about the time the news of the
German concessions was carried to
Asparagus Growers Organire.
Special from Aiken.--A meeting was
held here of the leading asparagus
growers of South Carolina who have
organized themselves into an asso
ciation for the purpose of the better
production and marketing of aspara
gus. This is one of the first co-opera
tive associations of its kind in this
part of the south and comprises as
its field the entire state. J. B. Knight
of Greenville is president, B. R. Till
man, Jr., of Tr-enton, secretary. Direc
tors, D. B. Day, Trenton; F. T. Car.
Iwile, Ridge Spring; B. M. Ashill,
Ridge Spring; B. Rt. Tillman, Jr.,
Trenton; M. C. Kitchins, Williston;
J. L. Shuler, Williston; D. E. Crouch,
Elko; .B M. Hair, Elko; Otis Brab
It was estimated that the amount
by this association will approach 300
caroas nxtseason with a steady
and onsantincrease each year.
Cattle Tick Cost $90,000,000.
Washington.--The cattle tick cost
the United States approximately $90,
- ~ 000,000 durigig the past year, accord
ing to estimates by 1Dr. A. D. Melvin,
chief of the federal bureau of animal
industry, recently. This includes de
struction of the cattle, decreases in
valu? of hides and rn production of
Constables M~ake Heavy Seizures.
State constables operating in Char
leston under the direction of Sheriff
Martin seized 13,400 bottles of beer
during August, according to a report
(filed with Gov. Manhing. Other seiz
ures were: 27 one-fourth barrels of
beer, 18 one-eighth barrels of beer;
649 quarts of whiskey, 1,464 half-pints
of whiskey, 37 quarts of wine and
much champagne asi brandy. One
beer wagon was seized. Gov. Manning
said that he was very much gratified
with the report and that the cam
<paiga would be pushed harder.
LaRoque Succeeds Herbert A. Moses.
Hecrber't A. Moses of Sumter- resign
ed as private secretary to Gov. Man
ning and 0. K. Laftoque will assume
'lis new duties at once. "I resigned
some weeks ago," said Mr. Moses,
"but Gov. Manning and myself agreed
it would be best for me to remain
while he -was on his recent trip. My
resignation was caused by the neces
el'ty for me to return to my home in
'Sumter. The transfer will be made
probably the end of this week." Mr.
L.aRoque is well known throughout
Visitors to Get First Hand View,
Visits to the state, ct gnty an1. n u.
hicipal, penal, correctional and char
itable institutions in 'Richland county
will enable visitors who attend the
joint meetings of the South Carolina
Conference of Charities and Correc
tions and the Conference for the Com
mon Good in Columbia on September
7, 8 and 9 to get at first hand a knowl
edge of conditions existing in them
and of the problems with which those
in charge of them ' are contending.
Parties will be made up on the after
noon of September 8 and 9 to inspect
the state hospital for the insane, the
penitentiary, the state tuberculosis
hospital, the state reformatory for
'negro boys, the new Richland county
jail, the Columbia jail, the Richland
The Conference for the Common
Good, which held a very successful
session in Columbia in 1913, will con
cern itself at its approaching meeting
mainly with econinic topics. The
Conference of Charities and Correc
tions, which has held regular meet
'ings for a number of years, will have
under discussion this year the proper
treatment o fthe short term prisoner
and the bes tmethod of dealing with
the pressing problem presented by the
At the opening session of the con
ferences at 8 o'clock on the evenin3
of September 7, Gov. Richard I. Man
ning will deliver an address on "The
Farmer's Problem in Marketing His
1915 Cotton Crop." Albert S. John
stone, secretary of the state board or
charities and corrections, will speak
the same evening' on the "State Board
of Charities and Corrections; Its
Functions and Alms."
The program for the meetings of
the Conference for the Common 'Good
and the Conference of Charities and
iorrections on the mornings and
evenings of November 8 and 9 are
varied and interesting.
Wllliamston Folk Want New County.
Special from Greenville.-Some - 400
to 500 citizens of the Williamston sec
tion met in Williamnton to discuss the
feasibility of taking steps looking to
the formation of a new county. The
advocates of the new county hope to
cut off parts of Anderson and Green
ville counties, about 197 square miles
from Greenville anI 209 square miles
from Anderson. This would make
the proposed new county contain 406
square miles, which is six miles more
than the requirements of the consti
The meeting held showed the en
thusiasm of the people for the new
county. J. C. Duckworth was elected
permanent chairman of the movement.
The citizens of Williamston have
guaranteed to float from $25,000 to
$30,000 in bonds for a court house and
a jail, in case the county is formed.
Williamston would be the county
seat. Roughly speaking, the lines
would run across Greenville county
through Grove Station, thence toward
Fairview and to the Laurens county
like; thence down that line almost to
Belton, and loop round then back to
the starting point. No permanent
surveys have been made.
Governor Manning Fills Vacancies.
Gov. Manning has announced the
L. Rembert Dixon of Bishopville,
commissioner of state and coun-ty
elections to take -the place of Paul
S. Dobeon, who has moved out of Lee
WV. H. Willimon, supervisor for
Greenville county, from September. 1,
1915, to January 1, 1917, on recomn
mendation of the Greenville delega
tion. Mr. Willimon succeeds himself.
John L. Caskey magistrate for Lan
caster county, to succeed I. T. Hunter,
T. A. Patrick, commissioner of
state and county elections , to take
athe place'-of F. A. Gross, now a magis
J. F. Strain, magistrate for Chero
kee county, to take the ple'e of J. R1.
Address Southern Conference,
Special from Wasnington.-Mem
bers of tne Southern Commercial con
gress asked D. C. Roper, first assist
ant pastnmaster general, to deliver an
oridress at the seventh annual meet
ing wvhich is to be held at Charles
ton December next. Mr. Roper Iprom
ised to accept providing public bus
iness does not keep him in Wash.
ingto".. His subject will probably be
"The Relation 'of the Parcel Post t<
the Farmer and Business Man."
New Charters Issued By Secretary.
The Merchants and Farmers' bank
of Cheraw has filed notice with the
secretary of state of a 'ldecrease in
capital from $125,000 to $100,000.
The C. L. Schmnancke Grain Comi
pany of Charleston was commissioned
with a capital of $3,000. The peti
tioners are: George M. Schmnancke
and C. L. Schmnancke.
The Bluitman Shoe Company of
Sumter was commissioned with a
capital of $11,000. The petitioners
are: J. E. White, 3. N. Brunson and
EJ. W. A. Bultman.
The Bluffton Wharf company has
been commissioned with -a capital of
$500. The petitioners are: D. H.
Hleyward, J. C. Snyder, BI. B. Crosby,
A. E. Mulligan and W. J. Fripp.
'rhe Farmers' Warehouse company
of North has been commissioned with
a capital of $3,000. The petitioners
are: J. M. Davis, J. A. Langston, J.
B. -Punkett, A. H. Jones, F. L. Witt
and L. K. Etheredge..
The Ninety-Six Warehouse company
has been commissioned with a capital
of $1,300. The petitioners are: D. M.
Lipscomb, J. C. Wier, W. F. Ander
son. W. 0. Seltt. 2. Slmm.
HOLD MEETING IN COLUMBIA
third Triennial Convention of Pel.
lagra Experts In October Will At
tarot Distinguished Visitors.
Columbia.--It has been definitely
decided by the several committees
that the third triennial meeting of the
National Association for the study of
Pellagra will be held in Columbia
October 21 and 22 next.
Surgeon General Rupert Blue of the
United States public health service
has assigned I)rs. Lavinder, Goldber
ger and Voegtlin to represent tbe~ser
vice at the meeting. Drs. Sier, Gar
rison and MacNeal of the Thompson
McFadden pellagra commission will
The headquarters of the association
will be at the Jefferson hotel, but the
scientific meeting:s wil be hIe'd in the
amusement hall of the state he ipital
for the insane, through the courtesy
of the regents and C. F. Williams, M.
D., the superintendent and Iamnera
of the hospital staff will contribute
papers but their subjects have not
yet been announced.
From foreign countries papers have
already been promised. Among these
"Vitanines and Pellagra," by Dr.
Eugenio Bravetta of the Provincial
asylum at Moibello, near Milan, Italy.
Dr. Bravetta is now surgeon in the
war zone of northern Italy.
"Alimentation by Corn Prorinets in
Healthy Individuals and in Pella
grins" by Prof. P. Albertoni and Dr
P. Tullio of the University of Bo
Drs. Sandwith and Sambon of Lon
don have been contributors to tae
previous conferences and will yo
doubt send articles for this meeting.
It is essentially desired by the coii
mittee to have a paper on "The His
tory of Pellagra in Great Britain" for
this conference. An article on the
historical side of pellagra in Egypt,
Canada and other countries is also
These papers have already been
promised from this country:
"The Etiology of Pellagra" by rr,
George C. Mizell, Atlanta.
Papers are promised by Dr. Roy
Blosser and Dr. R. T. Dorsey, Atlanta,
but the titles are not given.
Dr. J. LaBruce Ward of Columbia,
will read a paper on "Pellagra and
Pneumonia in a Child of Three
Other papers promised are:
Dr. H. W. Rice , f Colunbit on "The
Cause of Pellegra in Connection With
Dr. E. B. Saunders of Columbia an
"Central Neutritis in Pellagra," and
Dr. J. W. Babcock on "Further Stud
les of the Medico-Legal Relations of
Fell Through Bridge.
Union.-R. L. Rochester, his wife
End several children, one an infant,
fell through the bridge into the "For
est" when they attempted to drive
over Rice's bridge in a wagon recent
ly. The bridge gave way and the
team, wagon and occupants fell a
considerable distance into the stream.
They were severely bruised and the
infant came near ebing drowned.
Increase Fire Fighting EfficIency.
Charleston.-The efficiency of tht
Charleston fire department is to be
greatly increased when the new 1,000
gallon a minute, triple combinatior
motor pumping engine.
Prices paid for cotton, cotton seed,
corn, wheat, oats, peas, etc., on the
different markets in South Carolina
during the past week:
Fort Mill-Cotton, 9c; corn, $1.10 bu;
wheat, $1 bu0 ;oats, 65c bu0; peas, $1.25
bu; butter, 20c 11b; eggs, 200doz7.
Camden-Hlutter, 35c ib; eggs, 20c do0Z.
('heraw-Cotton. 8%e4 ; corn. $1. 10 bu
wheat, $1.10 bu; oatIs, 50c bu; bu tter, 25c
Ib; eggs. 15e doz.
Conway- Hutter, 35c ib; eggs, 15c doz.
Jounesville- 'otton, 8%'Ac; butter, 20c Ib;
eggs. 20c doz.
Hleltonv-( otton, 9c; corn, $1 bu; wheat
$1.25 hu; oats, 6,5c bu; rye, 1.25 bu; but
ter, 25e lb; eggs, 5ic doz.
Ridgela pdb-Cotton, 9e; corn. $1.10 ho;
oats. $1 bu0; peas. $1.75 bu; butter, 25c
11b; eggs, 1-ie dloz.
Kingstree-H~Iutter. 40c Ib; eggs, 15c doz.
Spart..nburg-Cotton, De; corn, $1 hu,
wheat. $1.25 hu; oats, 65c ho; butter, 25c
Ib; eggo. 3tic d1oz.
Walterboro-Cotton, 8%2,c; butter, 25x
Ib; eggs, 15e dloz.
St. Geoorge-B3utter, 35c Ib; eggs, 5c
10dgelleld-Corn, $1.10 1)u; wheat, $1.50
bu; oats, 60c bu; rye, 1.50 bu; butter, 25c
Ib; eggs. 20c doz.
Lancaster-Corn, $1.10 ho; wheat, $1.40
1)u; oats. 65c bu0; rye, 1.50 ho; 1eas, $1.50
bu; hutter, 25c Ib; eggs, 17%Ac doz.
Abbevilleo-Corn, $1 bo; wvheat, $1.25 ho;
oats, 60(e bu; b)utter, 25c IIb; eggs, 15c doz.
('lnton-Corn, $1.15 ho; whteat, $1.25
bu; onts, 650 bu; rye., $1.10 ho; peas, $2
bu0; hutter. 25c 1;b eggs, 25c doz.
Chesterfield-Corn, $1 1b0; wheat. $1.85
ho; oats, 65c bu0; butter ,25c Ib; eggs, 15c
CTharleston-Cornl, $1.05 ho; onts, 50c
bu2; rye, $1.25 hu; butter, 20c Ib; eggs, 18e
St. Mlatthews-Corn, a~e ho; wheat, $1
1bu; Oats. 60e' hu; rye, $1.r50 ho.
()ra ngeburtg-C-orn. $1 bu1; wheat, $1.20
bu; o t s, 60e bu0; rye, $1.25 bu0; peas, $1.65
tIaaurens5--CornI, $1.10 hu; wheat, $1.25
hu: on~ ts, 70e bu0.
11ambe(rg-Corn; $1 hu; wheat, $1.25 bu;
oats. 65ec 1hu.
I )arlngtonI-Itter, 40c 11b; eggs, 80c
Allendale&-lutter, 3Ce Ib; eggs. 200 doz,.
&XXX now isthe tim fo rail goodm
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS ITEMS.
School opened at Thornwell orphan
age a few days ago with 360 in attend
('ain's hotel, which. has been run at
St. Matthews for a number of years
by Mrs. F. C. Cain, has been leaseid
b~y W. P. and C. L. Pricket t and they
are now in charge.
The women of Spartanburg will
hold a mass meeting on the afternoon
of September 12 in the interest of pro
hibition. The service will take the
form of a mammoth prayer meeting.
(Dy O. E. SELLERS Acting Director of
the Sunday School Oourse of the Moody
LESSON FOR SEPTEMBER 12
ELIJAH'S FLIGHT AND RETURN.
LESSON TITXT-I Kings 19:8-18. (Road
O . 'EXT-fle still and know that
i am God. 1's. 46:10.
Elijah's great victory over the
prophets of Baal which resulted in
their extermination is followed by a
most notable prayer service on the
top of Mount Carmel (18:42.45). So
confident was the prophet that at the
arising of "a little cloud." he hastily
suninoned the feasting king and urges
his departure to his home, "that the
rain stop thee not.".- The God whom
Elijah had honored so signally that
day laid his hand upon the prophet
(18:-I6) so that ho was able to outrun
tho king's horses to the entrance of
Jezreol. There he is met by a mes
senger of the wicked queen (19:2)
who had been the protector and pro
vider of the slain prophets. Getting
his eyes off of God and seeing only a
vile and wicked woman Elijah not
only ran for his life out of Ahab's do
mains but also "went a day's journey
into the wilderness" to the protecting
shade of a juniper tree (v. 4).
I. The Discouraged Prophet, vv.
4-8. Old and young, groat and small,
we all have our periods of discourage
ment and frequently despair. Chris
tian's encounter with Giant Despair
appeals to us all for it is so true to
life. At Carmel, Elijah controlled the
king; in his palace at Jezreel, Jezebel
soon shattered his good resolutions,
if ho had any. We must recall that
it was her prophets Elijah had de
stroyed. There is a suggestion in the
fact that Elijah did not enter her
presence (18:46). Yonder in the wil
derness, his Gethsemane, Elijah
prayed a vastly different sort of
prayer than upon Mount Carmel.
Jezebel Is still in power. heathenism
is not overthrown, his efforts had been
but trying to "dam Niagara with bul
No one who has ever heard the ora.
torio "Elijah" sung will ever forget
the bitter agony of "It is enough."
The prophet who alone had been ex
alted to the heights was alone capable
to sounding such a depth of human
despair. The sources of his discour.
agement were his physical condition,
his loneliness, inactivity, mental reac
tion and a feeling that his cause was
God's first remedy was to feed his
fainti:g servant and then give him a
task to perform, viz., a journey to
Mount Horeb (Mount of God), for God
loved him just as truly now as pre
viously at Carmel. In this new
strength Elijah went "forty days" (v.
8; 1 Pet. 2:2).
ii. The Encouraging God, vv. 9-13.
God's second remedy was to give
Elijahr his word though this time it
suggested reproof. "What doest thou
here?" Elijah is out of place. In re
ply lhe begins to rehearse hris loyalty
to God, and how bad the others were
and then in seeming petulance he
adds, "and they seok my life." "I
only," are the words of the selfish man
and when Elijah used them lie too
was a backslld'den servant. It is true
that there was great apostasy in Israel
but the prophet was far froni being
the only true servant remaining. (Seo
18:4; -20:13; 22:35, 41; 22:8). This
is a favorite way the Evil One has for
paralyzing our efforts. There is no
evidence but that the 7,000 were as
brave, certainly at that moment more
so, than Elijah. G0(1 then continued
his treatment by giving the prophet
a vision of himself and of his meth
0(1s for advancing his kingdom. A
ser'ies of symbols made thre truth
plainer and more impressive than
words alone could possibly have
(lone. Leaving the protecting cave
Elijah first met a wind which "rent
the mountains," a type of Elijah's past
activity. This was not God's chief
power nor method. The mighty wind
which destroys is as nothing comn.
lpared to the silent forces which cre
I i. The Result, vv 14-18. As a soy
erefgn remedy God now sets before
Elijah three definite tasks to perform.
Elijah still speaks of his faithfulness
as though the success of The Cause
depended upon him. The man who
assumes that attitudeo in the work of
God's kingdom will, like Elijah, soon
be set aside. Elijah's first task was
to avoid Isr'ael and go to Damascus
and "anoint"-set ap~art for special
service--Hazael (v. 17), who was to
be the instrument of punishing Isr'ael.
Iils next task was to find Jehu, the
commander in chief of Ahab's armay.
and set him aside to be0 the king, not
immediately but to'bo in training for
Elijah's work is now not flhat of fire
and wind, but of the "still small
voice." To others is delegated (lhe
more spectacular tasks which therse
In this connection (v. 17) those are
strange words, "shalh Elisha slay."
To fully understand threm we must be
familiar with that prtophet's life anid
work, also with that accomplished by
Jehu. (See II Kings 2:23, 24; Hoe.
6:6, 6; Isa. 11:6.)
Elijah's third task was to appoint
his successor and surely nio herder
task ever comes to any of us than to
turn over ourt work to nother.
The New Fable of Everybody's Friend
and the Line-Bucker.
In a sequestered Dump lived two
Urchins, Edgar and Rufus, who went
to the Post with about an equal Handi
They got away together down the
broad Avenue of hope which leads one
Lad over the hills and far away to the
United States Senate Chamber and
guides another unerringly to the Fed
eral Pen near Leavenworth, Kansas.
When Edgar was a Tootsey he re
ceived a frequent dusting with Ex
tremo Violet Talcum Powder and was
allowed to play with a flaxen-haired
Doll named Celeste.
About the same time, Rufus began
to take Cold Baths and was propped
up to look at Pictures of Napoleon and
John L. Sullivan and Sitting Bull.
At School each was a trifle Dumb.
If Edgar fell down on an Exam, his
Relatives would call a Mass Meeting
to express Regrets and hang Crape all
over the Place.
If Rufus got balled up in his An
swers, his immediate Kin would pat
him on the Back and tell him he was
right and the Text-Book was wrong.
Edgar would emerge from the
Feathers every morning to find his
Parents all lined up to wish him a new
set of Police Regulations.
They held up the Rigid Forefinger
and warned him that he was merely a
Grain of Dust and a Weakling and a
poor juvenile Mutt whose Mission In
Life was to Lie Down and Behave.
Rufus would be aroused each Sun
rise by a full Military Band of 60
Pieces playing "Hail to the Chief who
in Triumph Advances."
Between the Buckwheats and the
Sorghum, the two Family Boosters
would slip him the pleasing Informa
tion that never since the Morning Stars
pulled their first Harmonies had there
bounded into the Arena another such
Prodigy of Intellectual Brilliancy and
Consequently when Rufus hit the
Fresh Air, with the McGuffey under
the Arm, he wore his Chest about a
foot in front of him.
He ackuowledged with a Slight Nod
the Salutation from some Member of
the Town Board.
Edgar, staggering under a Ton o1
Restrictive Advice, would spot Rufut
E I ''' i # T
Smeared and Disarranged.
at a Distance and sneak into an Alley,
because he didn't wish to get Blood all
over his Clean Waist.
Whenever Edgar was forced into a
Battle and came home smeared and
disarranged, his Mother would go to
her Room and Cry softly and Father
wvould Paint a vivid Word-Picture of
a Wretch standing on the Gallows
with a Black Cap over his Head.
Then Edgar would crawl to the Hay
Mow and brood over his Moral In
firmities andl try in a groping way to
figure out his Rlelation to Things in
But, when Rufus appeared all drip
ping with Gore, his Seconds would cool
him out and rub him with Witch
Hazel and pin Medals on himt and in
dicate to him on a Chart the exact
latitude and longitude of the Solar
His Parents made the Grave Mis
take of backing him to the Limit.
They pumped him full of Courage
every Morning and set him out to Lick
No wonder he became as pugnacious
as U. S. Grant, as conceited as a Suc
cessul Husiness Man and as self-as
sured as a Chautauqua Lecturer.
Everyone disliked him intensely but
Just the same they stepped off into the
Mud and gave him the entire double
width of Cement Sidewalk.
Edgar, on the other hand, was one of
the most popular Doer-Mats that ever
had "Welcome" marked up and down
his Spinal Column.
All tnuose who scratched Matches on
him and used him as a Combination
Hall-Tree and Hitching Post used te
remark that he didn't have an Enemy
in te Woml.t~
They had corraled his Goat, so he
had to play the Part himself.
It had been dinged into him that
True Politeness moans to wait until'
everyone else has been Served and
then murmur a few Thanks for the
Besides, his Parents had convincedi
him that if he went Fishing he
wouldn't get a Nibble, and if ho,
climbed a Tree he would fall and
break his Leg, and if he tried to ma
nipulato more than Two Dollars at one
time, he would go Blink.
Therefore, when both were in Col.4
lege, Rufus acted as plunging Half-:
Back, with Blue Smoke coining from
his Nostrils, and achieved the undying
Distinction of being singled out by
Edgar sat up on the Bleachers with
2,800 other More Students and lent a
quavering Tenor to a Song about Alma.
Even the Undergrads cogld not take
the Tuck out of Rufus.
He was fresher than Green Paint
and his Work was Raw, but he was so
Resilient that no one could pin him to
the Mat and keep him there.
When a Boy has been told 877 timea
a Day for many Years that he is the
Principal Feature of the Landscape, It
takes more than ordinary Doctoring to
He left College thoroughly convinced
that the World was his Oyster and
that he had an Opener in every
He began grabbing Public Service
Utilities by Strong-Arm methods,
whereupon a lot of Uplifters became
excited and wanted some one else to
head him off.
lie put things Across because when
he tucked the Hall under his Arm and
began to dig for the Goal of his Im
mediate Ambition, all the Ftrieads of
Public Weal were scared Blue and re
tired behind the Ropes.
Edgar took his Degree out into the
Cojd World and began to make apolo
getic Inquiries regarding Humble Em
ployment which would involve no Re
Ile became an Office Lawyer of the
dull gray Variety with a special Apti.
tude for drawing up Leases and ex
lie could not face a Jury or fight a
Case because the fond Parents had put
the Sign on him and robbed him of all
But a Nice Fellow?
You know it.
Anyone who had a Book to sell, or
a Petition to be signed, or a Note that
needed endorsing came dashing right
into Edgar's Office and Hailed him as
the Champion Patsy of the Universe.
-Not one of these ever ventured into
the Lair of the Street Railway Czar,
for he knew that Rufus might jump
over the Mahogany Table and bite
him in the Arm.
Even Edgar, when ho made a Busi,
ness Call on Doyhood Friend and lov
ing Classmate, was permitted to waita
in the Outer Room, resting his Hat on
his knees, and mingling on terms of
Equality with the modish Typist and
the scornful Secretary.
And when they wvent away to look att
some Properties, Rufus took the State,
room while Edgar drew an Upper.
Any great big Brute of a Man with;
a TPigerish Instinct for pouncing on
each Good 'Thinig and then hanging on
to it like Grim Death, never can win
the Esteem of the envious but anaemio
Everyone at the Club referred to
Edgar as a Good Old Scout, but when
all the Push gathered at the Round
Table and some one let fall the Name
of the High-Binder, they would open
up on Rufus and Pan him to a Whis
Tlhen Rufus would enter in his Fur
Coat, upsetting Furniture 'and Serv
ants as he swept through the Loun,
Immediately there would be an Epi4
doemic of Goose Pimples and a Rush
to shake Hands with him.
Rufus was sinfully Rich, but never,
theless Detestable, because his Family;
had drilled into him the low-down
Habit of getting the Jump on the Other
Edgar may live In a Rented House,
but he will always have the inward
Satisfaction of knowing that he is a
sweet and courteous Gentleman with.
Pinik Underwear, and a Masonto
Charm on his Watch Chain.
When Edgar answers the Call, the
Preacher will speak briefly from the
Trext, "Blessed are the Meek."
If the Death Angel succeeds in pull
ing down Rufus, the same Minister
will find a Suggestion for his Romarka
in those inspiring Words, "I have
fought the Good Fight."
The Scrapper is seldom beloved but
he gets a Run for his Ticket.
Useful on Occasion.
"You mean to say Crimson Gulch
has an anti-gambling law!"
I "Yes," repliedl Three-Finger Sam
"We had to have some way of break
ing up the game when a tenderfoot
come along and gets to wtuning all