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Laurens, South Carolina
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Portrait and Picture
Frames, square andoval;
all sizes, both convex
and plain glass.
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that agents cl rge.
Its establish e~ nomy
makes Dodge rothers
Business Car a profit
The haulage cost is un-.
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HAS 2 INDEPENDENCE DAYS
Republic of Ecuador Celebrates August
Tenth and October Ninth as
The Republic of Ecuador celebrates
two national holidays, and both are
"independence days," according to the
The liberty-loving patriots had to
shoot two bolti at Spanish domination
before they succeeded in gaining per
mnanent independence. The first time
they had a quiet but determined revo
lution in Quito, the present capital of
the republic, the patriots assembling
at the house of Manuela Canizares, a
brave and beautiful woman, on August
5. 1809, when they prepared their
declaration of independence and chose
the officials who were to compose the
provisional government. That night
the conspirators gathered their forces
in different parts of the city and Cap
tain Salinas, who commanded the two
companries of regular troops that guard
ed the city, went to their barracks,
read to them the declaration and won
them over to the cause of the patriots.
They overpowered the belyguard of
Ituiz de Castilla, the Spanish governor,
early on the morning of August 10 and
thus established the first republic
without shedding a drop of blood. It
lasted only about a year, when Castil
la succeeded in overthrowing the pa
triotle government and again brought
the country under Spanish dominion.
The fires of liberty had been kin
dled, however, and the Ecuadoreans
kept up their herole struggle, notwith
standing many reverses, until in 1820
the people of Guayaquil', the leading
seaport of the country, succeeded in
rebelling on the ninth of October.
With the aid of Gen. Simon Bolivar,
the great Venezuelan emancipator,
and of his compatriot, Gen. Antonio
Jose Sucre, the Ecuadoreans, after
many bloody battles, succeeded in coin
pletely annihilating the Spanish forces
and established freedom in Ecuador
forever. Therefore it is that the Ecua
doreans celebrate two "independence
days," the tenth of August and the
ninth of October.
It is said that when in camp during
the winter the woodsmen of Maine en
tertain many strange guests-blue
jays, chickadees, wood mice and hedge
hogs among them. One woodsman on
leaving the camp on a Saturday aft
ernoon used to neglect purposely to
close the door of his shack in order
that the hedgehogs might enter and
clean his floor.
Inasmuch as the principal constitu
ents of the camp menu are pork and
beans, bacon and other dishes rich in
fat, grease Is spilled upon the floor
in a week and a hedgehog will risk his
neck for a bit of fat.
Just as soon, therefore, as this par
ticular camp was deserted by its oc
cupants the spiny gluttons would has
ten in and begin to plane off the sur
face of the floor with their chisellike
teeth, eating away all the wood that
held a trace of grease. On his return
to camp the owner could sweep up
and enjoy the comforts of a clean
house for another week. The only se
rious objection to this method of
housecleaning lay in the fact that it
was necessary to lay a new camp floor
The former United States commis
sioner at Saint Michael, Alaska, WVII
llam B. Stephenson, writes in his new
book about Alaska, "The Land of To
morrow," that "the reindeer reaches
of the far North are destined to solve
the meat questIon for the United
"Reindeer breeding is fast becom
ing an Important factor, and here
agaIn one must revert to the land.
Reindeer need space, for they are the
beef of Alaska and must have pas
turage. This pasturage is always to
be had. Reindeer steaks are and have
been for a long time regularly quoted
on the Seattle markets. That they
will one day figure conspicuously in
our meat supply cannot be questioned.
Already the b~ig packing concerns have
sent their representatives to look over
the ground. There is one drawback
to this industry, however, which will
have to he adjusted andl regulated he
fore it can become profitable. The
cost of shipping Is now prohibitive.
Alaska now has 100,000 reindeer. With
in the next ten years she wvill have
The Lerot and the Snake.
Every one has heard of the remark
able combats of the Indilan mongoose
with venomous snakes, in which little
rikkitikkl-tavvl comes off victor. The
fact, that thle mongoose inava riably sur
vive's has led to the suggestion that
it is immune to snake poison. Oilher
animals salid to lbe immune are the'pig
and the hedgehog. The exp~eriments of
a British natura list show that an ainin
al of the dormouse family must he
add~ed to the list of the immune. Tihis
anaimmal is k nowni as the ler'ot and is
saidl to fight tlercely with vipers.
Large doses of viper's poison were in
jected into one lerot, from which in
jectio lou ) ill effTeels followed. On one
occasion a ierot was hadly bitten In
the' eye' by a vi ier' andl no signs of poi
li wa' nu fuill~ w!ul. In forct, he
w~as wildily wild.
"I tell you ''nce4 a nd for all."' he
roared at hi i' lern offspr ig, "'If you
marry GrIa(ce i'I' ' off withiout a
penny, and you w' t have s'' o much ats
a piece of bieef t' blil in 'Ihe pot."
" 4l. I - "' lino 11s he
went In n -'i- 'lmee
before meat."- L I'
USE PLAIN WORDS
Up-to-Date Young People Do Not
Apply Soft Pedal.
Ancient Fashion of Vague Allusion to
Things Is Passe and All Say
What They Mean
Americans used to come in for a
good deal of tensing'and "Joshing" by
Englishmen because of their tendency
to show an exaggerated delicacy in
their choice of words. Especially was
this squeamishness apparent among
American women 40 or 50 years ago,
when so far fromi ever speaking of
their own legs they actually called the
uprights of a square piano limbs and
would have blushed with mortification
if you had mentioned the chair legs.
In England they said that an Aneri
can woman would never refer to the
breast of a chicken, but referred to
that portion of the bird as the bosom.
Some who laughed at this over
niceness made the comment that peo
ple who condemned so many harmless
words must have evil minds or they
would see no harm in them. But really
it did not indicate evil-mnindedness. It
was just a natural phase of the gen
eral oversquenmisliness of the time.
No wonder that the young wotan
who was cautioned never to show
more than the tip of her toe beneath
her voluninous hoopskirts and who
couldn't to save her life have taken
a deep breath-no wonder she was
overfastidious in the choice of her
words. It was part of the fashion of
the time. It really was bad form as
manners were then framed to speak
with even moderate frankness.
But now the pendulum has swung far
in the other direction, and it is the
well-bred thing to avoid those circum
locutions used once to soften words of
too great realism. It is considered a
little old-fashioned or countrified now
to say that you are going to retire
when you might say simply that you
are going to bed. Likewise we speak
of bedrooms, whereas our careful
grandmothers would never have used
so frank a word. They spoke.of chan
bers or sleeping apartments.
Sometime ago It was considered the
well-bred thing to use circumlocutions
when speaking of death. To a certain
extent this is still done, but in general
the progressive young American avoids
such euphemisms as "pass beyond" and
"pass away." People more frequently
used to say "if anything should hap
pen to me" or "in case I should be
called beyond" when they meant sim
ply "if I should die," which means
exactly the same thing just as vividly
and has the advantage *f being
Old-fashioned folk used to use sof
tened words to indicate poverty. They
spoke about being "in reduced circum
stances." They would have consid
ered it rude to say a friend was poor,
though they might have said that he
was a "person of moderate means."
If a woman found herself in a posi
tion where she had to earn her own
living they said that "she had joined
the army of toilers," never that she
had "gone to work."
People spoke of salaries, remunera
tions, compensations and honorariums,
seldom of wages or pay. They spoke
of positions and posts. Nowadays the
thoroughly up- to-dlat e young person
speaks of her job.-Philadelphia In
Humbugs In Animal Kingdom.
In military stables horses are known
to have pretendled to be lame in ordler
to avoid goinig to a military exercise.
A chImpatnzee had been fed on cake
when Hick. After his rec-overy he often
feigned coughing In order to procure
The cuckoo, as is wvell kniown, lays
its eggs in another bird's nest, and,
to make the (deception s-urer, it takes
away one of the other bird's eggs. Ani
mals are conscious of their deceit, as
is shown by the fact that they try
to act secretly and noiselessly; they
show a sense of guilt if dletected ; they
take precautions in advance to avoid
discovery ; in some cases they mani
fest regret arid repentance, an ex
change says. Thus, bees which steal
hesitate often before and after their
exploits, as if they feared punishment.
A nittutralist d('5'rlhe4s how his
monkey coimmit ted theft. While he
pretended to sleep the anuimnal regalrd
ed hulim with hiesitatiotn, and stoipped
ev-er-y time his maust er moved or
seemled on the poinut of awakening.
('ustomer--I should like to knost
why the rota toes at the bottom of the
.sn('k you sold me last week are so
much smuallet- than those at the top.
(Greenu (Jrocer--WellI, mum, pota toes
Is growin' that fast now itat by the
tli)m sne'kful is dug the last ones is
abhout twice the size of the first.-Lon
Two of A Kind.
"A s(eientist, ehli?"
"Whatt's ils speeli'f y?''
"lie's t rying to find n substittute for
"I havt~e an e(eeentric fr-lead he ought
"Whatt is your friend wormkinmg on?"
Wool Growers Use Press.
Woorsl rant t pt roprmi etors areI ma k ing
"se of a small pre-iss to Putt the wool
(ilo ,. <inltnet hale. which cuts down
' ir handlIng and ttransportatl0.
'ste vnry mnanrinnie.
United States Tires
are Good Tires
Wear-life---service- mile- values means greater econow
age-safety-comfort. These my-less cost of maintenance
are the things that count in -less repairs and depreciation.
a tire. Car o their
These are exactly what you own thi refer United
get in United States Tires,- States Tires. Their merit is
general all-round tire satis- recognized everywhere.
faction. a We have them-a type and
This greater total of tire size for every car.
We know United States Tires are good tires. That's why we sell them
EUREKA DRUG COMPANY, Laurens, S. C. A. J. LAMB, Enoree, S. C.
BELL, WORKMAN & COMPANY, Goldville, S. C.
A Post-War Maxwell Gets
Many a Longing Look
p ASSERS-BY, upon seeing a Post-War Maxwell parked
at the curb, 'often stop and look it over.
They are struck by the "atmosphere" of the car, its
clean, polished, refined look, its rare symmetry of line,
More Miles per gallon and the evident sincerity in its construction.
More Miles on Tire' Thousands who have the rare fortune of possessing a
Post-War Maxwell have been gratified time and again by
the silent approval of the man on the curb. But they
have a double satisfaction; they know they drive not only
a good looking car but a remarkably good acting car.
For there have been a score or more of rather revolu
tionary improvements in the Maxwell.
They can tell a volume about that easy castering ef
fect in stecering~ which a new type front axle gives, or
that perfectly happy and secure feeling that is experienced
when the emergency brake is applied (it's on the trans
mission shaft) or how the car hugs the road as a result of
that masterly new rear axle.
When one stops to realize the great virtues of the
300,000 Max wells that precede this, notes the new im
provements, estimates their cost, and observes that the
price is only $995 f. o. b, Detroit, he gets a pleasant sur
prise---but not one bit more than when he takea his first
r'ide behind the wheel.
Carolina Auto Company
LAURENS. S. C.