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TO BUILD GOOD ROADS
AIKEIN TO AUGUSTA
Association Formed to See That This
rdnk of National Highway Ih Coo
* true ted Shortly.
Aiken, April 7.?This morning the
Alkcn-Augusta Public Highway asso
ciation was organized in this city for
Ibe purpose of building a turnpike
irom here to Augusta this summer.
Tb.o meeting was largely attended by
prominent business men of Alken,
Dorsecreek Valley and North Augusta
und was very enthusiastic.
The need for a good highway be
tween these resorts has long been
recognized, and it is now proposed to
build the highway of sand-clap, the
cost to be about $."?,000, a part of
which has already been raised. The
county commissioners are expected to
donate a good sum toward the high
way, anil private subscriptions will he
ll. M. Dibble was elected president;
Herbert fcj. Gyles, vice president; J. W.
Ashburst, treasurer, and Dr. T. C.
The following soliciting committee
was named: I*. F. Hoi ley, II. M.
Dibble. J. W. Ashburst. H. C. Whll
don, I. W. Fowler. A. T. Smith. R. II.
Gurter, Dr. T. V. Jones, A. H. McCar
? ?.II. W. A. Giles.
The following executive? committee
was named: A. H. Mct'arrell. superin
tendent of the Bath mill: \V. A. Giles,
superintendent of tiie Granitevillc
mill; A. T. Smith, superintendent of
I he Langley mill; Geddings Cushmau,
member city council.
The Organization enrolled 2", mem
bers at the meeting. Evorybody In
terested in good roads is requested to
heroine a member. The first work
of the organization, as its name im
plies, is to build the AugUSta-Alkoil
road. This wlil be followed with a
general good roads campaign through
out the county.
The necessity of a connecting link
*r this county in the proposed na
tional highway inspired the move
"X-n ye find a heart that's weary.
And that needs a brither's hand.
Dinna thou turn from it. dearie.
Thou maun help thy fellow man.
'Ft.on. too. hast a hidden heart-ache.
Sacred from all mortal ken.
And because of thine own grief's sake
Thou maun feel for ither men.
"Jn this world o' seesaw, dearie.
'Jrief goes up and joy comes down.
B>OWS that catch the sunshine cheerio
Hay tomorrow wear a frown,
i.'eak December, dull and dreary,
Follow^ on the heels o' May.
.'?.'ve thy trust unstinted, dearie,
Thou mayst need a friend some day."
TALE OF WONDROUS LOVE.
By Theodoro H. Bolce.
Down through the cycles hoar with
Through all tho years of. storied
lias come the talo of wondrous lovo
Shown forth in sacrlllco sublime?
The story of the Christ who came
And for a time grief's burdens bore,
Who felt the bitterness of death
And rose to live forevermore.
He came to lift a fallen race
Borne down by sin and grief and
He opened wide the door of hope
For those who groped in dark des
He wiped away the mourners' tears
And gave them eyes of faith to see
The pearly mansions for them reared
And (heirs for all enlernity.
For sinful man he gave up life,
And on the shameful cross he died,
The crowning sacrifice of love
Through ages to bo glorified.
He broke the seal and bonds of death
And rose in triumph from the grave.
He reigns again as King of kings
And welcomes those lie cnmo to save
And so with eyes of faith WO look
Beyond the shadows of the tomb
And see the nearly mansions gleam
Beyond the intervening nloom.
We see the dear ones who have cross
The vale and reached tho heavenly
And thought of fond reunion there
Is giving comfort to the soul,
Rejoice and let all hearts he glad!
Let sorrow's tears he wiped away,
?loin in ho/annas to the Lord,
Who rose from night to endless day.
For he has triumphed over death,
And lie has opened wide the door
To that blight realm of endless life.
Where loved ones meet to part no
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% a s t e v
?T L. N. lANDOLTH
When TEaster. dawning first to light our earth,
Reve&la In life a.new and wondrous worth, ._
When wondering voices criedi Our Lord is rtson.
Immortavl love now free from Death's drear prison.
Ail nature on that radiant Easter morn
Sang as of old when morning stars were born,
And angsl visions through the brightening year
Proclatmodi The Lord is rtseni He is not here.
Sacrod, bocause the place where Christ had slept,
The tomb where Faith had watched and longed and wept
Blest then aii earthly paths His feet had trod.
Glorious for aye the highways of our God.
And every Easter morn since that glad hour
Nature repeats how broKen was Death's power.
And tells how glorious dawn o'ercame the night.
And shows the only Way to heavenly lighti
Throughout the world, ell in the 'waKei^^g year.
Recalling scenes we Know Christ loved when here,
MaK.es such familiar scenes with meaning fraught
They breathe again the truths the Saviour taught.
For when the world's anew with verdure fair.
And wafted fragrance lingers in the air.
Who has not thought Christ Knew the freshening field
To him its Hikes fair their incense yield.
And since hemarhed them in their splendor clad.
Their royal beauty has made centuries glad.
When wayside trees spread shelters fair end green.
We say He passed through many a woodland scene.
Oft were His sacred words.impressive made
Resting?far-wanderere? 'neath some grateful shade.
When fields Of waving wheat. In whispers low.
Foretell the harvest?later golden glow.
Seed-time and harvest both, the voices say.
Yielded their wisdom in the Master's day.
From rugged mountain end the blaoK htlt-stde.
Where straying lambs neve wandered far end wide.
The Shepherd's sheltering arms have borne them fsurvet.
Those barren hetgHts -ere they net holy ground?
Life-giving sunshine end all-qutcKenlng rein.
Forever maKmg heaven's bounty -plain.
In blessed truths Christ gently spahe of you.
We learned our Father's love, unvarying, true.
And when the winds oome sweeping from the see.
Their rushing filled with Life's greet mystery.
Hearing the sound thereof? ohl passing strange.
It tells from Death to Life the wondrous change.
Through wave and tempest ohl how dear the voice.
Storm-swept despairing? Still have faith, rejoice.
Once more He bids the angry warring cease.
In accents .mild now whispering calm and peace.
Bright standard? of the spring again unfurled.
And Easter girds with glorious .light the world.
The radiance falls on paths that Christ once trod.
And lifts our hearts "from Mature up to God."
Some Faster Customs. *
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Some of the old Easter customs are
curiously barbaric, and even at the
present time the observance of thy*
particular festival is surrounded with
more or less superstition, just enough
to lend to it tho charm of mystery.
Twentieth century maidens don
bright yellow garters, secure In their
belief that they will bo engaged before
the year ends, others give their tresses
"a hundred strokes three times" with
the brush while thinking Intently of
their hearts' desire, and who does uui
take good eare to Wear her new things
on Easter day?
Among the earliest of Easter cus
toms are the following:
At Queen's college. Oxford, a her
ring placed by the cook to simulate a
man.on horseback is set in a corn
salad and brought to the table. This
is supposed to represent a red herring
riding away on horseback and is the
last vestige of the once popular pag
eants of rejoicing.
It was ertswhile a habit In English
towns for the boys, after the Easter
service, to run into the street ami
snatch the buckles from the shoes of
the girls whom they were able to
Kastor Monday, however. It was turn
about, and the women chased the men.
If the men refused to pay a sixpence
or hapened to wear boots the women
tried to snatch their hats, and to re
cover a hat cost a sixpence.
In some old towns great cakes were
brought to church and there divided
among the young people.
A singular Kastor custom was that
of "lifting and weaving." A man sit
ting contendedly hi his home was sur
prised by the servants and women of
his household, who entered bearing a
great armchair, lined with white and
decorated with ribbons, and favors.
The man was forced to sit in the chair
and be lifted by the women, to each of
whom lv> must give a sixpence. On a
day in Easter week, either Monday or
Tuesday, the man lifted the women
with similar attendant ceremonies.
Edward I. was lifted In his bed l?
his ladies and maids of honor, and a
record shows the payment made by
him to have been some $2,000 in six
In older days In England monks at
Easter acted plays In churches, the fa
vorite subject being the resurrection.
Not only were tho plays enacted In
the churches on these festival days,
but there was dancing, particularly In
the French cathedrals.
Even the sun. it Is said, dunes on
In Ireland great preparations were
made for the last day of Lent. Holy
Saturday, about o'clock, a ben and a
piece of bacon were put in the pot. and
at 12 o'clock there was eating ami
much merrymaking. At I all arose to
see the sun dance in honor of the ros
Ul ieCl ion.
Card of Thanks.
\\e take this method of extending
our hearty thanks to our neighbors
and friends who offered their service
and sympathy during the recent ill
ness and subsequent death of our de
voted wife and lovin gmother.
Lewis s. Madden and Chlldre ,
Laurons. s. c. U. F. D.,
April S. I'M I.
Don't forget that we are headquar
ters for Refrigerators, our spring
stock has arined and is the most
complete we have ever shown,
S. M. & E. II. Wllkes & Co.
\ Horse's Request.
When 1 get lame, diseased or Hick,
Telephone for the Doctor qutok:
Don't experiment on me yourself
With drugs from off the cure-all shelf;
What's good for till is good for nothing,
Their day Is past for even bluffing.
It pays from a moneyed point of view
I To keep me well to work for you,
How would you like, when you get sick
To be dosed by Harry. Tom and Dick?
Don't force ddVu me what you can't
.lust think of my stomach for goodness
I am not human so can not pray.
Yet I dm told the Hood Hooks say
To prosper and grow rich
You must lift your dumb brute from
So phone for Doctor, master, please.
That he may come ami give me ease,
lie saved old Nell, and eased her pain,
And she went back to work again.
He treated old Heck and she came
11?' cured the Doctor's saddle horse
Kverylhlng in his olllce is complete.
So if any dumb brute should gel sick
Hing for doctor and ring him quick,
Our doctor is noble, kind and true,
.lust like your doctor is to you,
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