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SENT BY WHOSE HAND?
WINGED MESSENGER SAVED
LIVES OF SAILORS.
Bird Prectloally Forced Captain to Al*
tar Course of Hie Vestal and Thua
Effect the Rescue of Drown?
The fol.owtag story was published
ay a sea captain Is "Aftonbladet" of
Stockholm recently There are many
people stilt living- in Arendal who re?
member the occurrence which Lb hero
One darl nlgbt several years ago a
aalllag vessel from Arendal. Norway,
wss croeolng the north Atlantic, on
Its way from Amerlea to England.
There was a strong east wind, against
which the ship was tacking. As It
drew toward eight bells In the even
lag, the captain was walking back and
forth on 'he br. eja, trying to make up
his mind w bet bar to put about or to
-continue- on the sumo course for an?
other vaica or tw >
As he walked ho suddenly received
a blow 01 his et)eat, which, he discov?
ered, bad been dealt by a sea bird.
Thea his winged asssllant quickly die*
appeared to leeward.
A f*w moments later the captain
was foe: living the command to turn
the vessel erben be agala received a
blow In the cheat from the same mes?
senger Then the bird dtsappesred as
before in a southwesterly direction.
After this bed been repeated several
more times, the bird, after esch blow,
fl;tng 08 towsrd the southwest, the
esptaln, eho thought there must be
something supernatural lo the matter,
decided to follow the bird. Instead of
turning back, be caused the boat's
course to be sent toward the south?
west This was no sooner done than
the bl.*d settled down on the ship's
railing boilde the captain.
The bot t now nailed at a great pace
he fore tho strong wind. Dut sltbougb
a sharp watch was kept aft as well ss
forward half the night passed and
nothlr.g in usual was discovered.
The crew began to joke about the
"old mac's" maneuver, snd the cap?
tain himself doubted the wisdom of
continuing to sail out of his course,
losing dlstsnce wblch a great deal of
tacking would be required to regsln.
At 1 o'clock in the morning be was
on the point of giving the order to
turn sgsln. wben the lookout on the
foreysrd sung out thst he saw a glow
as of a fire ahead.
All the waning Interest woke again!
Boon the veesel found itself ap>
Broaching a burning ship, and It lay
to as close ss was practicable.
A boat waa lowered and found many 1
men floating about on hencoops, pieces
of wreckage snd other floating articles
from the burning ship. They were
week and exhausted, having chosen a
slow death in the ocean to being
burned alive or suffocated by the
When the sufferers hsd been cared
for to the best of the rescuing vessel's
ability snd the vessel's bow bad been
turned again toward England the sail?
ors found that the bird was still on
board Nor did It leave the boat
egaln. Hut one day, after the vessel
had reached the English channel, one j
of those who had been ssved from the
burning ship klcksd the bird to death
In .avenge for s bits from its bill.
How hot le Lavs?
To ascertstn the temperature of
lavs ss It is emitted from a volcano
has bsfiled msny scientists. The
Roman toademy bee Just published
the reeults of ths Investigations msde
hy Olovanl Plataola during the erup?
tion of Etna last year.
The eruption began September 10
and the scientist was unable to ap?
preach the mointaln for ten days.
When one crater was still In action.
He camped ss near as he could to
this crater, close to a stream of lava
Sowing about a yard s second.
Using the new "teles-ope pyro
sjseter." be got tempersturee for the
surface of the lava flow of all the
way from 1.040 to 1,42'? degrees.
A second series of observations,
takes st s dlstsnce of s dosen feet*
gnve figures as high ss 1.500 degrees.
The estimates sre thst the lncen
descent lsvs, as It comes directly
from the rretsr, bss s tsmperstnre
not lees than 2,200 degrees.
"When people whe write for fashion
publication." says a Vienna letter,
"hsve nothing more to say ubjut
queer shaped hats, sjroveeque skirts
and other equally important' matters,
they tell us thst blsck le going out snd
wblts Is to be the mourning color?If
white msy be so term ed. This fashion
news Item' may be looked for several
times a year, bot black, sombre black,
still maintains its place The band on
the aleeve has done much to ssvs
money fo~ Hose who still wish to wesr
a beds*, of mourning, but the sleeve
bsnd will never be white The greater
display of mourning Is made with sta?
tionery, the site of the cards and the
depth of the black borders Indicating
?what? There a 1.1 be real mourning
among the stationers when one may
announr?. th? death of s beloved one
or tell of his good qualities on paper
which is pure wblts."
Jack -When I asked Bthel If she
would he sttne she fetl on my breast
and Mohtwd like a child, hi t finally she
p it her arms around inj u ?ek und
Maud Oh. yes, 1 kn o- nil about
that; 1 rehearsed it ?Ith ggf
DANGER IN RAW FOODS
"WHY UNCOOKED NUTRIMENT
MAY BE MENACE TO HEALTH.
?3ood Physical Reasons for Taking AH ]
Precautions Are Easily Set Forth
?-Proper Knowledge of Facts
Mcst Essential Thing.
In older civilisations, where the ooil
bus been exhausted and needs con?
stant manuring, conked fruit and vege?
tables rather than r*iw are much more
tho rule th in with u*. In densely peo?
pled China, where night soil Is u*ed
to fertilize the land, the eating of
raw vegetables Is said to be very rave.
It Is easy to see why such foods, un?
cooked, may be very dangerous. Al?
though such methods are not followed
to aay great extent in the United
States, raw fruits and vegetables may
be a menace to health.
A Russian authority, Prof. Metchni
koff, because of the possible presence
of disease in the body, strongly ad?
vises against the eating of any raw
food v. hat ever, even if it has been
washed Id boiled water. Although
this view may be considered extreme
for American conditions, It shows
what care must be taken in the pur?
chase and ths cleansing of food that
Is to be consumed raw.
Kitchen methods in many of their
details fall to meet the requirements
of sanitary science. The cook Is not
trained in bacteriology; she does not
know what cleanliness means from
the laboratory point of view. The old
fashioned hatred of dirt for its own
loathsome sake Is the best substitute
for this knowledge, but It Is not
For instance, boiling has long been
known to kill whatever was the cause
of "?polling" of food. However, moBt
housekeepers did not "boil out" the
milk pans; they simply scalded them
"Scalding" is an indefinite term; if
boiling hot water Is used, and enough
of It, scalding would doubtless be ef?
fective, but too often, when the facts
In the case are not thoroughly under?
stood, such a process is carelessly car?
ried out and the desired end is not ac?
When in such cases the milk spoils
quickly it la often attributed to the
weather or to bad luck. The house?
keeper who understands the cause of
spoiling, and who knows that the
microscopic plants responsible for it
may be destroyed by a sufficient de?
gree of heat applied for the proper
time, Is more likely to be successful
than one who works by rule of thumb.
Hero, as In ao many other house?
hold problems, knowledge is essen?
tial. How is tho ignorant cook to
know that what lurks unseen in crack
or seam may bring to naught all her
precautions? The homely old dictum,
that the only way to conquer dirt is
by "eternally keeping at it" Is as
true as ever It was, but we have come
to realise the Insldlousness and omni?
presence of the enemy to health.
Prisoner Without Clothes.
"Hey. take that fellow out and put
some clothes on him!" exclaimed a
court attendant when William Nahart
was ushered into the court of special
sessions In St. George. Richmond,
New York, to face a charge of petit
"He ain't got any," replied Detec?
tive Considlne, who had the shame
faced prisoner In charge. "He tried
to pinch a suit, but we got it away
from him all right."
The subject of the above remarks
was clad coolly but scantily in an un?
dershirt and a pair of overalls. Save
for the generosity of Detective Con?
sidlne. it appears, he might have
latked the latter garments, for inas?
much as all the raiment he wnr?
when arrested on June 27 last was
stolen, it naturally was taken from
him forthwith. The sleuth, however,
realising that the court's modesty
must not be she'ted, supplied him
with the overalls. Thus attired, Na?
hart speedily was sentenced to six
months in the New York penitentiary.
Record Pries for Rembrandt.
A work of Rembrandt ("Woman
Plucking a Fowl") recently sold in
Paris for $95,000, appears to hold ths
record price for that artist's work. The
sams picture was sold in Amsterdam
In 1734 (It was probably painted about
1640> for $70. In 1845 In London it
brought about $1,62".. and In 1884 was
sold In Paris, to the family which has
now resold it, for about $2,800. The
previous record price for a Rembrandt
was that paid for the "Girl Holding a
Medal." In the Hoe collection, sold
here last year for $70,000.?New York
CuHous Nicknsmes of Old.
Some curious nicknames are
found in the Dutch records of New
York In 1644, evidently due to the
fact that certain persons either had
no family name, or that it had been
forgotten. In one Instance there is
recorded John IMetersen, alias Friend
John. In the Newtown purchase from
tlie Indians, dated in 166ft one of the;
h nindaricH Is "by n Dutchman's land
Called the Hans tho Hoore," and in
the bUShWiek latent, dated October
1I66T, one of the boundaries is
"John the Swede's meadow." in 1696(
in the Kings county records, ? man t-:
named living at QoWanUS us "TunU
the Fisher." The con mon council of
Nan York, in 1691? ordered Dsn to be
brought Into the dock "over against
tho city hall, or the hotl ? thai Long
Miry formerly llvt ! In," and the
same year an order was named "tl 'i
Tofv-Knot BettJ ni I be? children be
provided for SI objects of charity."
HOW NAHES ORIGINATE
IREEK AND LATIN SUPPLY M08T
OF FEMININE ONES.
Four Principal Sources for Most of
Given Names Used Among Eng.
Mary Became Popular.
There tire four principal sources for
almost all the given names In use
among English-speaking people?these
are Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Ger- j
man. A ve.ry few are of Saxon, Celtic,
Syriac, Persian or Arabic origin.
When England wan a Roman Catho?
lic country the name of the mother
of Jesus Christ was, from religious
and superstitious motives, very fre?
quently chosen hy parents and for
centuries Mary was the most com?
mon female Christian name In Eng?
After the Reformation the increased
familiarity with the scriptures caused
the names of the characters of the
Old Testament history to be very fre?
quently adopted. To this period we
owe the introduction of Sarah or
Sara, a Princess, and Hannah, grace.
The latter has many derivatives, such
as Ann., Anne, Annie, Anna, Annet*".
Nanette, Nan, Nancy, Nance and N< t
The Puritans were steeped in Bible
lore and were fond of taking the
names of Christian virtues as front
names for girls, as to them we owe
such namoa as Mercy, Modesty, Grace,
Patience, Prudence, Truth, Virtue,
Faith, Hope and Charity.
In Queen Anne's time came in a
fondness for choosing names ending
In a or la, as Amelia, Letitla, Maria,
Luclda and Alicia, of several of which
there are alternative forms ending In
e, le or y, as Olive, Lettice, Mary,
Lucy, Annie and Alice.
Elizabeth, which means "conse?
crated to God," is Hebrew and came
Into general use In England during
the reign of Queen Hess. Isabel Is
the same name, of which Isabelle,
Ysabel, Isabella are variants; Bess,
Bessie, Bet, Betsy, Betty, Elisa, Elsie,
Lizzie, Liz and Llllle being diminu?
Other Hebrew names In less com?
mon use are Abigail, Deborah and
Dinah, Pleasure as the significance of
Edna, and Eve, the mother of all,
Of Eve or Eva, Eveline and Evelina
Joan, Jane. Joanna, of which Janet
Is the diminutive, are feminine forms
of John; Jean, Jeanne and Jeannette
are the French equivalents. The
meaning is gift of God.
Jaqueline, Josepha and Tomasa are
respectively feminine forms of James,
Joseph and Thomas. The name of
Magdalene, given In the gospel to dis?
tinguish Mary of Magdala from other
Marys, appears In French as Made?
line, the shortened form of which is
Maria has two meanings, bitter and
star of the sea. Marion is the
French form of this and May is a
diminutive of it. The name Marion
or Marianne is the result of the com?
bination of Mary and Anne. Martha
means sorrowful or ruler of the house.
We owe to the two classical lan?
guages, Greek and Latin, as many
names as to all other sources put to?
gether, about 50 female given names
being traceable to the Greek ard
about 70 to the Latin. Several Greek
first names are taken from flowers,
precious stones and animals. Thus
Rhoda is a rose, Phyllis a green
bough and Diantha flower of Jove.
Margaret and its diminutives, Madge,
Maggie, Margy, means a pearl; Melis?
sa is a bee and Dorcas a gazelle.
Among the most common Greek
names are Dorothea, Dorothy, Helen,
which Is the original of Eleanor?
among the most popular and fashion?
able names today.?New York World.
Old Cathedrals Near Ruin.
Winchester cathedral is not the
only structure of its kind to have be?
come endangered in the course of
centuries. Italian experts have re?
cently declared that the cathedrals of
Como and Milan are in danger of col?
lapse, and that immediate restoration
works are necessary If they are to
be saved. The main structure of the
Milan cathedral da??s back to the
sixteenth century, but the facade was
added by Napoleon and the hurried
manner in which he had the work ac?
complished has caused It to be un?
safe today, many of the marbles be?
ing soft and hazily set. The upper
part is now to be demolished in con?
sequence. It Is also the facade of
the Como cathedral which Is in dan?
ger. This has been bulging outwards
for nearly a century, and a large
portion is now out of the perpendicu?
Education in China.
One of the first official acts of the
new Chinese government was to is?
sue an order for the resumption of
educational work on a modern and uni?
Record Elevator Trip.
An oloetric elevator in a New York
office building that travels to ? heip^if
of ft?f> feel on each trip la believed to
hold the world s record
"I think rooms reflect the personal?
ity of their Inhabitant!
"Thun I 1ak?- It. the lady who USOS
this room la of a very worrying dispo
"What mak< n you think thai V
"Because it bai -;?' much frei work.'
ORIGINATED IN A JOKE
EXPLANATION OF HORACE GREE
LEY'S ADVICE, "GO WEST."
According to Statement of Kansas City
Man, "Salted" Mines Gave the
Great Editor the Inspiration
for Well-Known Words.
According to isom C. Stephens, who
runs a little corner grocery store ir
Kansas City, the famous advice of
Horace Greeley to "Go West" wan
founded on a fake hit of persuasion in
the form ol a "salted" gold mine near
In the Spring of 1860 Mr. Stephens
was in Denver?then a mere frontier
village Whose chief enterprise waa
gambling?at the time when Horace
Greeley mado the town a viBit Steph?
ens was one of a party of six who
wasted considerable effort trying to
get real gold out of the Identical lo?
cality where the early day promoters
produced extravagant wealth before
Mr. Greeley's eyes. The ruse worked
admirably. It was good for several col?
umns of the "Go west, young man"
stuff right off the New York editor's
Mr. Stephens, by the way, has a re?
markable record as a pioneer. In four
different states he "pioneered" years
in advance of the railway?Michigan,
Kansas. Colorado and North Dakota.
Mr. Stephens was born in a log house
In the woods of Michigan in 1831.
"I got the gold fever early in I860,"
Mr. Stephens said. "My brother-in-law
had been in Denver the year previous
and had struck it rich In placer min?
ing. Wo learned of excursion rates
of $40 from Atchlson to Denver, which
were cheap in comparison with tho
regular rates of $100 one way.
"When we got to Denver the gold
fever was running high. Horace Gree?
ley, editor of the New York Tribune,
and a member of his staff were in
Denver. They sent back beautifully
worded stories of the grandeur of the
west, and the possibilities of getting
rich. My father had been a subscno
er to the New York Tribune ever since
he built our log house in the Michi?
gan clearing In 1828.
'our party got a tip on the mines
that Greeley had written about and we
went up near Boulder and tried our
luck. The six of us showed a gross re?
turn of $1.27 worth of gold for the
week's work. Discouraged and halt
starved, we trailed back to Denver.
Shortly after that we learned that
the gold mines had been 'Baited' for
the purpose of arousing Mr. Greeley's
"Mr. Greeley went back to New York
that spring. It wat, the season to put
ozone into the lungs of a city man
and make him think there was no
place like the boundless west. He
left a staff writer in Denver that sum?
mer. I followed tho trail back to the
states the same summer. A drought
had seized the land. Everything was
parched and brown. It was a desolate
looking landscape. After I got back to
Michigan I read the rosy accounts ol
the western country In the Now York
Tribune, but they didn't look good to
me."?Kansas City Times.
How the Red Pursuers Increased.
One day while the late Senator
Hearst, father of William Randolph
Hearst, the publisher, was a young
man and yet had his fortune to make,
he and a few companions were on a
prospecting tour. Along In the after?
noon they sighted a band of Indians,
and 8? in those days all Indians wore
hostile Mr. Hearst and his frier.da
naturally wanted to get away from
there. All the prospectors except the
future senator were mounted on
horses. Mr. Hearst was on a retired
army mule and snon found himself in
the rear. |
The Indians were on bis trail and
things began to look serious when he
called out to his rapidly disappearing j
companions: "Hold on, boys! there's'
only a few of them?we needn't be
Just then the mule scented the ap?
proaching Indians and with a wild
snort started out with a gait that soon
left the horsemen far behind. When j
Hearst was about a quarter of a mile
In advance be turned in his saddle and
ye!' d at the top of his voice:
"Hurry up, boys; you'll get seal fed.1
There's more than a hundred of >
Origin of Vaudeville.
Writing to the Kansas City Star con?
cerning the origin of the word vau?
deville, Raymond Weeks, professor of
romance languages at Colombia uni
vt'rrlty, says "the word is derived
from tho Vaux de Vire (the Vales of
Vlro), a village In Normandy.
"Oliver Rfioselln was a French poet
who resembled Robert Burns and who
lived at Vaux de Viro In the fifteenth ,
century. Ho wrote many popular i
songs, largely Jolly drinking songs.
These spread far beyond the obscure
hamlet where he lived, until, finally,
tho name of Vau] de Vlro, by which
they wore known, not being under?
stood, they and similar songs were
called Vaux de Vllle. They are men
tinned by Rolleau In his Art Poettque
Early In the eighteenth century In
Prance, such songs were Interspersed
to vary light operettas, which later
were called by their name. Tho Bonus
of Hasselln In praise of cider and wine
uro probably th<? finest of thofr wort
In any language,
"Ab for tin* fac? thai e?e have taken
vaudeville from the French, let me
observe thai moot of our Important
terms relating to the theater camu
Into English from Fr? u< h." I
WARY OLD BLACKSNAKE
QAVE NATURALIST A MERRY
TIME BEFORE ITS CAPTURE,
Every Device, From Flight to Open
Defiance Resorted To ? Finally
Shaken From Tree Top It
A natumlist in Virginia encountered
; a desirable specimen of blaeksnake
which be wanted f<?r his collection. Aa
usual In auch cases the snake saw him
first. It lay perfectly quiet, trusting to
i escape observation.
Directly iri front of the naturalist
lay a wide open space. The naturalist
knew that ho could easily overtake
> the blaeksnake before it could reach
, the bushes opposite. The blaeksnake,
too, seemed to be cognizant of this
fact, inasmuch as the man had not
taken half a dozen steps in its direc?
tion before it changed its tactics and,
some ton feet away, turned and
i charged its hunter.
! The man spread his legs and stoop?
ed to catch tne snake. Hut the black
snake displayed such agility that be?
fore the hunter could determine Just
where to grasp it the snake was ten
It was evident that the blaeksnake
expected the mar. to flee, as no doubt
it had seen other men flee under such
circumstances. The snake was some
seven feet in Ungth and although
quite harmless looked formidable
enough to frighten the average man.
As its hunter did not flee the snake
turned about and again charged. This
time it swerved from its course when
It saw that the man wa* standing his
ground. This deviation in the snake's
rush got It into some bushes. Here it
colled after the manner of a rattle?
It elevated Its tail and vibrated it
with great rapidity and, striking the
leaves and twigs, managed to produce
a buzzing sound not unlike the warn?
ing of a rattler. At the same time it
drew back its head as If ready to
The man continued to advance; so
the snake once more changed Its tao
tic8. It began to doge in and out of
the bush. The maneuvering continu?
ed for perhaps ten minutes. Then the
man, seeing a good opportunity, rush?
ed forward to secure his prize.
The blaeksnake mounted through
the bushes to their tops and went
from the tops to the lower branches
of a smaU birch. It continued to
mount upward and made Its way to
the swaying tip, some 15 feet in the
air, performing the feat as quickly as
a squirrel could have done it.
FYom this elevated position tb.3
blaeksnake surveyed the man in tri?
umph. But Its exultation was short
lived, for a vigorous shake of the tree
brought it down, and as It fell upon
the soft bed of leaves at the hunter's |
feet the man threw himself upon tha
serpent &ud succeeded in catching iL J
Even then the blaeksnake did net
lose its head, but by an unexpected
movement managed to fasten one cf !
Its teeth in a finger, inflicting deep |
The naturalist kept thin snake fcr
nearly two months. It proved to be ,
the most lntractnble of blaeksnake*. j
Whenever the naturalist took It In
his hands It would exhibit much in?
genuity in its attempts to escape, i
Mayor Crump of Memphis in a re?
cent address on behalf of children's
country week associations said:
"Astonishing Is the Ignorance of
nature shown by these little pale,
lean slum dwellers. One child, whoiw
knowledge of trees and grass and
flowers was derived from the early
closing city parks, said as she gazod
with delight on a green rural scene:
"'What time does the*country shut
"Another child watched a farmhand
digging potatoes and said:
M 'Is this where you keep your pota?
toes, sir? I should think It would be
handler to keep them in bags In the
"And I know of a third child to
whom a farmer offered a superb, ripe
" 'Let me pluck this peach for you
right off the tree,' he said.
"But the child, a little girl, turned
up her nose and answered loftily:
"'No, thank you. I never eat them
Uli they're canned.'"?Exchange,
"I was tu a place yesterday that em?
ployed a bouncer with the most ap?
propriate name in the business. It
"How is that so appropriate?"
"Because his principal occupation is
to throw out a lot of suckers."
A Truthful Girl.
"1 am vory sorry, Captain Snobb,
that circr instances over which I
have no control compel me to say
' May I itsk what the circumstances
*T am sorrj t4> h,,<> you hero again,**
said the Judge.
"You're not half as sorry' as I am.
fudge," said the prisoner.
"Bad company, mj man, as I told
you before, is sure to bring you back,'
said the Judge.
"Yes, judge." laid the prisoner. "But
1 can't help myself, l tried to avoid
this vulnnr < op, but he Just regTsrl)
thru t bisself upon me." Harper's
Ni;W KIM) OF PAINT.
Hank of Siiriu? r Building to Be Fin
iHhod Oil in New Mjle.
The Bank of Sumter Will be finish?
ed with a paint new to Sumter.
The new paint is known as
Pee Gee Platkoatl ;m<i is lor use on
walls and ceilings of residences and
I public building! of all kinds. It is a
washable paint aeed for pointing
plastering and is e..ns;.bred much
more sanitary than the older kinds of
The new paint has been iutejr- In?
troduced to Sumter by Mr. John A.
Plsss <.f th<- Peaslee-Gaulbert Com?
pany of LoutSVille, Kentucky, who has
painted one of the small rooms of the
new I'.ank of Sumter huilding and was
Wednesday and Thursday sagaged in
demonstrating to the architect, bank
officials and others the merits of the
new style paint. Marks of all kinds
were made on the walls and easily
rubbed "ff by the use of a little soap
The new paint will he sold by Du
Rant Hardware Company, who will
act ss agents in this city. The bank?
ing rooms of the new Hank of Sum?
ter huilding will be finished in
ivory, ric h cream and light tan col?
ors. Mr. Plass Is an expert decor?
ator and is simply employed by the
company to design color schemes for
the various huildings which Will be
painted with their Pee Gee Fla.koatt
COLORED CHARITABLE SOCIETY.
KcgrojBS Form Organization to Take
( arc of Destitute of Their Color.
Recently a charitable organization
has been formed among the colored
people of Sumter for the purpose of
taking care among themselves of the
destitute of their own color. The or?
ganization Is known as the Colored
Woman's Federation and has already
done much good among the colored
pccpie and Is steadily gaining
strength and growing to such an ex?
tent that charitable work can be
done by it on a broader scale.
As an instance of the work done by
the association may be cited a case
occurring at the Sumter passenger
station Wednesday. A negro coming
in from Marion, where he had been
employed at a saw mill, was taken
suddenly sick and heing without funds
was in a deplorable condition. A
purse of three dollars was raised
among the colored people at the sta?
tion s the man was sent to the
Sumtt iospital to be cared Tor. He
will remain at the hospital as a
charge of the charitable organization
until he recovers, the organization
having heard of him through Dr.
Maxwell. Other such cases constant?
ly coming up are taken care of in the
same way by the colored charitable
ELECTION AT PIXEWOOD.
E. P. Geddings Cf?sen As lntee iant
Pinewood, Dec. 4.?The town elec?
tion passed off quietly last Tuesday
with a new eel Of wardens sleeted. A.
P. Lide. Howard Scott, E. C. Geddings
and L. X. Berwick. EL P. Geddings
was elected Intendant, which now is a
salaried office at J1G0 per year.
It is possible that this is the only
town In the State that pays a salary
t< its Intendant? It has a population
Of only 424.
Bank's Work Bearing Fruit.
Mr. LU I* Baker, of BishopvtUe,
district agent of the United States
department of agriculture, was in the
city for awhile Tuesday afternoon
and while here he stated that the
work of the Coy National Bank
among the farmers to encourage di?
versification and rotation ot crops
was hearing good fruit all over the
State, especially in this section. He
stated that In nearly all of the citi?s
in this section of the State funds had
been raised for prizes to encourage
the farmers in their work along simi?
lar lines as had been the plan of the
City National Bank when they inau?
gurated their ? ortest. This work was
especially gratifying to the agents of
the department of agriculture and it
was no dottbt that it would be pro?
ductive of great good for the coun?
try at no distant date.
Saturday evening about '7 o'clock
tire broke ?tut in a box car on the At?
lantic Coast Line freight yard, but
was extinguished by the lire depart?
ment b< tore considerable dan age was
done. The car contained a month's
rations for the section gang, some of
which was damaged by the tire, but
most of NN hieb NN SS saV? d.
Mrs. Itacl ael H* mphill Minshall
has i.e. n appointed postmistress at
Abbeville. The senate last spring re?
fuse d i" confirm th. appointment of
John R Talb.rt, .h., nlm was nomi?
nated t" succeed Mi Mil.shall.