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its of Great Ladies are Suc
NY IMMERSED IN TRADE
Ery Year Sees New Recruits-Reg
istry for Servants-Laundry Busi
ness and Manicuring a Modern
Necessity and Several Smart
Women Have Adopted These Busi
ngia nd has been called a nation of
..keepers, and not "without reason,
i-keen business instinct exists in
i men and women, and in every
s and every set in sodety. Wo
_i of the smart Londoa -oriel show
ft special aptitude for commercial en
terprise, and at th? present rime sev
eral members of the best-known fami
lies are immersed in successful trade
speculations; 1887 saw the commence
ment of this business era. The late
Lady Granville Gordon acted the part
di a praiseworthy pioneer. Her hat
shop in Park street, Grosvenor Square,
proved as profitable an investment us
did Mrs. Jack Cumming's more recent
dressmaking experiment in Dover
- Every year sees new recruits to the
strong army of society trad?rs. Some
time ago the Duchess of Abecorn start
ed a creamery near Baronscourt that
supplies customers in Belfast with the
best and freshest of Irish dairy ur?
I duce, and Lady Essex, an American,
' by the way, is partly responsible for a
flourishing laundry in the neighbor
hood of London. Lady Rachel Byng,
daughter of Lord Stratford, has a mil
linery establishment not far from
Kew Bond street. The Hon. Mrs.
Tumour keeps a dressmaker's shop in
the same locality, and Mrs. "Bertie"
Dormer, cousin to Lord Dormer, hus
recently started as a milliner iud
* dressmaker under the pseudonym of
"Olivette." i .
Mrs. Wellesley, a relation by mar
riage of the Duke of Wellington, once
owned a flower-shop in lower Grosve
nor place; and now Mrs. Patrick Her
on-Maxwell-another smart woman
runs a florist's business in Victoria
street The servant question appeals
to many of us; Miss Edith Kerr keans
- a reg}'" try for . servants in lower Boi
gie **'? Eaton Square. This a?ly
ne unmarried daughters of
u ... l-ord Frederick Kerr: and she
course, related to the present
Lc'j Lothian. Manicure is a modern
ne ?essity, and several smart women
have adopled this delicate business.
The Hon. Mrs. Granville Knox Das
started as a manicurist iu a shop not
far from Piccadilly. She is a daugh
ter of Harriet Lady Clifden, a cousin
of the Marquise dllautepoule. and is
^najried to Granville Knox, a relation
of Lord ltanfurly. She is a pretty,
fasciffl&Laj^worcnn. and rejoices iu the
^pet name of "Ducky," which, by the
3&way, she shares with the Grand Duch
jjff?ss of Hesse.
Several tea shops are kept by Lon
! ?on society women, notably one in
Bond street, which belongs to Mrs.
Robertson, wife of an army officer.
The house is arranged with great taste.
^ has a deep, ivy-covered veranda, .and
the neat-handed waitresses dress in
violet frocks, coveied with white mus
lin aprons and long oversleeves. Lady
Warwick and Lady Duncannon have
both been shopkeepers in and uear
Bond street: and although their names
are now less prominently before the
public, yet they remain equally inter
ested in their favorite industries
English-made lingerie and Irish hand
Some society women prefer not to
coquette with commerce, and Instead
tura their attention to a serious pro
' fessional career. The Him. Mrs. Sear
le :t-Synge, sister to Lord Abinger, has
become a fully qualified physician, and
practices at Bloemfontein, in South
Africa, where she holds the post of
medical officer to the (Jovernme.it
formal Hospital. The South Africa
war left* us a legacy of society nurses;
but years ago, Lady Hermione Black
wood, and-before her marriage-Lady
Griselda Cheape, bo. h worked as
nurses in the London hospitals. Music
claims many gifted women. The Hon.
Mrs. Julian Clifford, sister to Lord
Henniker, ls now a professional coo
cert singer: and Mme. Lillian Eldee, a
pretty and~~Buccessful vocalist, appears
In society as Mrs. ..Bill" Duncombe,
whose husband is a nephew of Lord
Feversham.-M. A. P.
English Pie Crust.
The English cook has a knack of
keeping her pie crust crisp and deli
cate, instead of growing soaked nd
soggy, as the American crust is apt to
be. The crust is prepared in : ie
American style, but ius'ead of lining
a pan or dish as we "do they cover the
bottom and outside of the dish or pan,
pricking the crust closely to prevent
the formation of blisters. Then a Jay
er-ca're pan is covered with a sheet of
crust, and both are baked a delicate
brown. When finished the pie pan is
removed from its cover of jcrust, and
the latter is Ulled with stewed or
sliced and sugared fruit. The pioce
baked in the layer pan is used as a lid.
Meat filling can be used also.
The stiff ribbon or velvet cockade is
a favorite trimming for the tailor hat,
and the same cartwheel shape is copied
In flowers for use upon more elaborate
hats. For example, a flat wheel of for
g??raenots surrounds a flat disk of gar
denias or roses, and the ornament sup
ports the lifted hatbrim as would a
Flounces and ruchings are as much
the rage as they were in 183r.
He-A time table reminds me of
certain kinds of poetry.
gDe-That's queer. I should consid
er it Quite prosaic.
He-Yes; but I'm-neyer quite cer?
tal? that J understand lt.-Puck.
Mw. Nagston-Why, my dear, thef.
last tta-e I heard you tell that story,,
U was only $12 instead of $25 that you
Mr. Nagston-Well, this crowd I'm
telling it to is twice as big as that
In the end right ls might
HINTS FOR FARMERS
(?rangre Co-operative Departments.
"Co-operation does help us in many
ways-educationally, socially and finan
cially- and there is continually express
ed among our members a desire to re
ceive the benefits derived from Intelli
gent co-operation," asserts Massachu
tietts State Master Ladd. "Our grain
buying is continually increasing, and,
though comparatively small as yet, it
has saved to our patrons many hun
dred dollars this year, and I believe the
lime is coming when it will be practi
cal for us to enter into trade-relations
with the mills at the west.
"Our Patrons' fire insurance has dem
onstrated to the public and our mem
bers that we can co-operate successful
ly, and I feel confident if our life insur
ance is^started it will meet with the
"Our Patrons should be interested in
everything thut will elevate and beau
tify the community in which they live,
and our grange? should take a more
active interest in good roads, good
schools, good government and in the
care and protection of shade trees. Ar
bor day should be more generally ob
served by the Patrons in Massachu
j The Show Type.
It seems that all the talk about the
show hog and the farmer's hog has
brought about the impression that
there ls something essentially wrong
with the show hog for practical pur
poses. The show hog must be an ani
mal of good constitution or he could
not stand up to his arduous task of be
ing fitted and exhibited. He must have
good bone or he could not carry his
show flesh into the ring on his tip toes.
He must have go?d form or he coul*',
not win. These are all things that vr?
are looking for in the market hog. Th*
only place the show hog falls down as
a practical hog is in his condition. The
farmer must not expect a Show fitted
animal to be so prolific as one that has
never been finished, but tbat bas to do
only with the individuals and not with
the type. With competent judges who
are breeders themselves ami have- due
regard to the importance of prolificacy
the show type is not a bad type to fol
low, the boar especially." The average
hog raiser has not gof sows that are
too fine or closely built, and a little
more show type won't hurt his herd
any. Let's keep in the middle of the
road on this question of type of hogs.
Why Nursery Buda Are Bent.
In my opinion buds and scions pro
cured from - nursery rows are better
than those cut from bearing trees, pro
vided that you know absolutely that
your trees in the nursery rows are true
to uame. If you get your buds from
nursery rows and grow a block of trees
from them, isn't it reasonable to sup
pose that they are true to name, pro-,
vided, of course, the nurseryman exer:
cised the proper caution and judgment
in staking his blocks and recording the
same in his office? And there is no
question but that buds grown from
nursery rows have this advantage over
those from bearing trees in that the
chances of introducing Insect pests Into
your orchard are 90 per cent greater
when you go into your orchard and
procure buds from bearing trees than
it is when you get them .from nursery
rows, because you are getting buds off
nursery trees of the same year's
growth. In addition to this, the nur
seryman cleans up his block every two
j'ears. while the orchard is exposed to
pests of all kinds from year to year.
J. C. Hall in Rural New Yorker.
Only Thins: to Do. ,
The successful farmer is not the man
who follows the same routine year aft
er year. Every season has its peculiar
ities, every year brings new problems,
and these things call for some change
of methods to- suit them. The farmer
cannot work by rule, like the workman
in a factory. He must see and think
and act in accordance with his best
judgment at every turn, and then he
ls often "up against it" o? account of
the weather or the market. But there
is one consolation in the midst of all
his difficulties-he is in a safe business
and seldom confronted with a total loss
of his year's work. If he does his part
well he will succeed somewhere. The
only thing to do Is to keep a-thlnking
and a-doing.-Stockman and Farmer.
Orchards In Sod.
A feasible method for lands which
are very steep and in danger of wash
ing or too rough, stony or stumpy to
cultivate readily is to grow grass, mow
ing once or, better, twice a year and
using the hay as a mulch about the
trees. If this plan is adopted special
care should be exercised in preparing
the soil. The holes should be large
and the soil well pulverized and en
riched before setting the trees.
Mulching has much the same effect
as tillage, and the cost Is I<jss. With
proper pruning, spraying and fertiliz
ing this method would prove success
ful on many lands which are now
yielding the owners practically no re
turns.-Professor It. L. Watts in Amer
Farmers and New Idear
Farmers are generally accused of be
ing slow to adopt new ideas. This Is
not because of the fact that they till
the soil and milk the cows, but because
they live farther apart than other peo
ple and do not enjoy the social rela
tions open to other classes. New ideas
do not meet with the advertising which
they do among other classes and do
not strike the community with such
weight. Give him time, however, and
the average farmer will grasp a new
Idea if lt appeals to his reason with an
energy of purpose characteristic of the
individual who does not Jump at con
clusions.-E. K. Slater In Creamery j
Mexico has in some respects the
most luxurious railways In the world.
The rails of the Mexican Gulf Rail
way are laid on sleepers of mahogany
and the bridges are built of white
marble. On the west coast of Mexico
there is another line which has sleep
ers of ebony, and ballast of silver ore
drawn from the old mines beside the
track. The reason fo* this apparent
extravagance is that the engineers had
no other material on the route, and
found it cheaper to use these than to
import the ordinary material-Ex
CONFESSIONS OF AN IDOL MAKER
Make All Kind* in This Country-Sold
All Over the World.
In his offli/e the proprietor had a
number of shelves filled with gods.
They were ut wood, of marble, o?
brass, of bi onze, and here and there
was one thi-t glistened as though made
of pure go'd. Some were beautiful
The Buddaas particularly were beau
tiful, witli their serene and gay j
smile. S*7/-.e were hideous-blood red. j
with ciiizmres made of skulls nnd i
severed .'?ands. Some were ridiculous
-figure// little and fat that squatted
like V;*ds. Some were outlanr"!sh.
with *ae heads of birds, the bodies of
bea'.h<, aud the tails of repriles.
"Wt make, you see, all kinds," ."lid
th'/ proprietor, with a smile. T:ien
sf/at ?? .at his desk coinfortnbly, he j
ve; c on: ?
" ? sell a good many Idols in Korea. I
fl <.y buy buddhas there. I niaice th em j
Iii de, cheap Buddhas out of wood. At
tUe Korean temples, after prayer, eich
?.orshipper gives to the secretariat, at
'?he gate a piece of money, and rece've.? ,
In return a little god. It is these lit- '
tie gods that I make.
"I make gods for India. Do you see '
that horrible goddess on the lower
shelf, that goddess with the black
body, the hands red on the inside, the
necklace of human heada, and the
girdle of skulls and severed, blood
stained hands? That is the Indian
goddess Kali. The god with the three
eyes and the necklaces of skulls ind
serpents is Shiv, another Indian god.
"That fantastic figure is the Japan
ese god Jiso, whom the Japanese wo
men love so well that they cover him
with robes embroidered in gold aud
silver and lay before him daily frc-sb
fruit and flowers.
"It is necessary for me to make all
these gods correctly. Hence I must
have perfect models to work from.
The two or three agents through whom
I do business in different parts of the
world supply me with my models. My
business is not very big. but my prortts
are satisfactory.-Boston Herald.
Srahms and Chopin as Cures for Dys
The relation of music to mastica
tion has never received the attentiou
which appears to be due to a conjunc
tion of such important ar.s.
In the last quarter of a century the
presence of music, or at least orches
tras, in public dining rooms, has be
come so common that we have neg
lected to comment upon it. Proprie
tors of restaurants and hotels have
found that there is some subtle rela
tion between a fugue and a fricassee,
and between a scherzo and soup, rind
that after introducing an orchestra
into their salles a manger people ate
who, apparently, never ate before. The
orchestras more than paid for the ex
tra expense, and the music not only
aided mastication, but digestion as
well, for dyspepsia rapidly disappeared
when accelerated by the art of Brahms
and Chopin. .
There has arisen but one protestant .
against this combination of gastrono
my and music. But it is no less a
personage chan Mrs. Patrick Campbell,
the distinguished actress. At the Rus
sell House, in Detroit, she demanded
that the orchestra which was discours-..
ing digestive music in the dining roora
cease playing. She said, "Such vulgar |
rasping disturbs my desire or a restful
On the refusal of the manager to
stop the music, Mrs. Campbell took
herself away to a hotel where no or
chestra played. Of course one would
have to hear this particular band be
fore judging whether Mrs. Campbell is
right or wrong: but as a general prop
osition it must be admitted that if the
music in a restaurant is good, one can ,
forgive the chef for a steak which ls
In the worst sense of a word ? piece
de resistance!.-Harper's Weekly.
The Floor of the Pacific Ocean.
If the waters of the Pacific could be
drained, there would be revealed a
vast stretch of territory comprising
enormous plateaus, great valleys for
which no parallels exisi on the land
surface-lofty mountains, beside which
the Himalaya and the Andee would
look like hillocks, and tfemendous ?.ol
lows or basins, only to be compared
with those on the face of the moon.
While there are great mountains,
and huge basins or "deeps," the pla
teau areas are by far the most exten
sive. Relatively speaking, the floor of
the Pacific as now at last revealed on
the plateau areas, is level. There aro
undulations and depressions, but the
general area is about the same depth
below the surface.
Soundings develop a mean depth of
from 2,500 to 2,700 fathoms. In shoal
er spots there is a mean depth of from
2.300 to 2.400 fathoms. Deeper spots
show from 2,800 to 2,900 fathoms.
In Denmark a curious method is
now adopted for the purpose ot pre?
venting persons from getting drunk.
The police have simply notified the sa
loon keepers throughout the country
that those among tuem who at any
time sell liquor to persons who are In
toxicated will not only be held respon
sible for any damage which the drunk
ards may do to persons or property,
but will also be obliged to pay for
sending them home in carriages as
well as for medical attendance, if nec
In every case it is the saloon keeper
In whose place the intoxicated person
has procured the hist glass of liquor
who is held responsible, and for this
reason most of the saloon keepers are
now taking very good care not to fur
nish drink to any one who shows tho
sliiihtcpt signs of intoxication.
''Everybody has his little peculiari
ties," said the broad-minded man. "I
don't doubt that you have your own
way of looking at some things."
"My dear sir," answered Mr. Meek
ton, "I wish you wouldn't talk about
my having my own way in that off
hand manner. Henrietta might hear
Why In all the wide world do people,
say that bullying is cowardly?--Yale!'
INFANT DEATHS IN RUSSIA.
Fifty Per Cent, of the Children Die
Under the Age of Five.
It is, I believe, a pathological axiom
that "the more uncivilized a people,
the greater is its infant mortality."
Applying this to the Russians there
can be no doubt whatever that they
stand very low in the scale of Euro
pean civilization, but in this country,
and in this particular respect one must,
of course, draw a somewhat broad
line between the classes and the
masses. The campaign now being in
augurated against the frightful infan
tile mortality has brought forth some
startling and well-authenticated data.
Taking the whole of the empire in
Europe it is alleged that close upon
50 per cent, of the children die under
the age of live years. The average in
Norway, a near northern neighbor of
Russia, is-ten, 5 per cent., in Sweden,
thirteen, 2 per cent.; in England, four
teen, 9 per cent., e.c. Ordinary infan
tile ailments, thought little of in west
ern countries, prove fatal in Russia for
the want of proper care and treatment
and of medical attendance. It is to be
remembered, too, that the Russian
peasant has, as a rule, no faith what
ever in doctors, prefers old-fashioned
domestic remedies, and is imbued with'
a fatalistic belief little less strongly
marked than the kismet of the simple
Mohammedan. The property of the
people, the want of proper nourish
ment, and the severity of the climate
are also to be taken into account in
this connection. On the other hand,
however, infanticide is more rife in
Russia than in any country in the
world, China excepted. Moscow pos
sesses the largest, and in every re
spect the finest, foundling hospital in
Christendom. Every one of the Ki,ODO
infants it annually receives is well
cared for. But in the rest of the large
Russian centres those institutions are
a standing disgrace and reproach to
the municipalities. The Moscow creche
is a state institution, the others are
municipal establishments. For exam
ple, it has recently been shown that
in the Odessa Foundling -Hospital
there are only seven nurses to every
Corty infants, and the mortality among
the latter is OS per cent. In the
Kharkoff Foundling Institute the mor
tality is 95 per cent., and in Baku S<)
per cent. The leaders of the ne\:
movement for the rescue of the chil
dren may well describe this state ot
things as legalized infanticide. Physi
cally, the Russians are a fine and ro
bust race, but the figures just quoted
would go to prove that i; is literally
a matter of "the survival of the fit
DLD RELICS FOR WORLD'S FAIR.
A Tablecloth Over One Hundred and
Thirty Years Old.
Among the most interesting histori
cal relics to be seen at the World's
Fair will be a tablecloth more than
130 years old.
This tablecloth is in the possession
of W. F. Crane and his sister, Miss
Kate Crane, of No. 3410 Washington
It is an heirloom in their family.^ It
belonged originally to Nancy Lane,
who more than HM? years ago lived
near Peekskill, N. Y. lt was designed
and woven for her in France some
time before the United S ates Hag was
designed and adopted.
The tablecloth is in a remarkable
state of preservation. It is woven of
Irish damask linen, and is about two
Its central design embodies various
ly planned designs for the Uni ".ed
States flag, which up to the time of its
weaving had not been adopted.
The centre field represents a large
eagle with the shield. In one of its
talons is a bunch of arrows, in the
other the olive branch.
The motto beneath in large type is:
: "We Offer Peace. Ready for War." :
From the beak of the eagle extends
a scroll bearing the motto, "E Plurl
bus Unum." and further above is the
grouping of the thirteen stars, denot
ing the colonies.
Throughout the body of the cloth
are groupings of olive blossoms with
leaves, and two sizes of the olive
fruit, one size showing the fruit Ic a
state of formation, in the other fully
Below the eagle's claws appears a
pole, surmounted by the liberty vap,
and two more designs of the United
States flag, evidently submitted, but
One shows thirteen plain stripes,
representing the colonies, the other a
second design ^of stripes dot.ed with
thirteen small polka dots, denoting the
The cloth is hemmed in infinitesimal
stitches by hand.
There are hardly a- breaks in the
linen, except in the tire, and the
darning is so line tho the stitches
cannot be detected wh 'he naked
eye.-St. Louis Republic
The latest invention i'. e domain
of ceramics is the manuf;.v.are of vio
lins and mandolins from porcelain. A
well known manufacturer of the Meis
sen ocarinas and porcelain organs has
Invented a process for the manufacture
of violins and mandolins from clay.
Some violins have already been com
pleted, and the inventor lias applied
f6r letters patent for the same in dif
Under this process the violins are
cast, and every violin is guaranteed a
success and to be unexcelled for pro
ducing music. The latter quality con
stitutes precisely the chief value of
this invention. The porcelain body, it
Is claimed, is be: ter able to produce
sound than a wooden one, since it co
operates in the production of sound,
making the notes soft and full.
A Sad Case.
"Is she really so homely'/"
"Homely? Say, even au amateur
photographer can't help but flatter her
when he takes her picture."
"I hope you'll enjoy the pie."
"Dat's right, lady, always hope fer
"He is a remarkably good listener."
"Sure. Why not? He's married."
Count' Tolstoi-n Latest.
James Crecl.-aan. who recently inter
viewed Couiiijaeb Tolstoi for the New
York World, reports the famous Rus
sian novelist and reformer as. saying,
many bitter tilings about certain well
known Amerhwns. He reiterated his
oft expressed\*iews on the subject of
man's relationito the soil and declared
that life in :i||clty was foolish and
wasteful. WfiTO.lt was suggested that
lt might Ue dl??cu?t for all men to se-.
cure land in ti$?eountry he replied : "A
man should djftr?ther than work for a
feller. He should pre
fer starvationr^^should consider It a
religious duty lip refuse to work for a
The count saj^' be considered Presi
dent Harper of^be University of Chi
cago, who paid'^bini a visit last year,
"really Ignorantj^uite a barbarian. He
knew less abouv^'matters of Intellectual
and moral Interest than a man might
learn simply by .reading thc Review of
Reviews, for instance. Think of such
a university dif?eted by such a man:
And yet that is-'one of the results of
Too Busy For Politic?.
When former:-Lieutenant Governor
Woodruff was recently asked about his
candidacy for tl|e governorship of New
York he said: "Taint's unbottled hot air.
It's a space filler for the newspapers
during the dull Ispell. It's out of sea
son, asinine, malapropos, idiotic, silly
and strictly out%t order. It's the sort
of pitiful political puling which pretty
near gives me a pain. It illustrates the
insanity of the ingenious" incubator of
idiotic ideas in fhe dog days' Interim.
Such a boom woiild be ossified long bo-'
fore it got old enough to even ogle at
the nomination. -Seriously, if the gu
bernatorial nomination were offered rae
tod.ir on a gold-plate, with a gilt edge
bond and guarantee, I wouldn't take it
I'm up to my heel: ifLbusiness cares,
one of whiclv-is"t?>-mpkln'g and selling
?'The Divine WllUnm."
This story of the German emperor is
vouchPd for by M. A. P.: At dinner
one night when the emperor was stay
ing with Lord Lonsdale a guest, talk
ing to another across the table, quoted
n little known passage from Shake
speare and, that there should be no
mistake as to its source, ended with
the words, "as the divine William
said." There happened to be a lull in
the conversation at the. time, and the
remark was audible to every one, the
emperor included. Turning to his host,
the emperor said, with a puzzled ex
pression, "Curiously, I do not remem
ber that my sainted grandfather ever
The literary sensation of the moment
ls a book entitled "History of the Car
negie Steel Company." Thc author,
James Howard Bridge, ls an English
man by birth, though he has been for
years n resident of this country, his
home at present being in Brooklyn. Mr.
Bridge says unkind things of Andrew
Carnegie, whose private secretary lie
was at one time, and lays ba/e what
purports to be the Innermost secrets of
thc Carnegie company, many of these
secrets reflecting upon the business
morality of the author of "Triumphant
Democracy." By tho way, Mr. Bridge,
it ls said, aided Mr. Carnegie material
ly in the preparation of that book. Mr.
Bridge gives great credit to II. C. Frick
for the success of the steel company,
but sums up Mr. Carnegie's career In
the oft repeated exhortation, "Be suc
The "History of thc Carnegie Steel
Company" was limited in its first edi
tion to fifty copies nt $100 each. A sec
ond edition do luxe has been issued,
consisting of 450 copies, at $25 each.
Its principal circulation ls among New
York bankers and capitalists.
more. He'll he as big as n bar'l for
thc next three days, and then he'll
come home. No cause to worry,
ma'am. Me and the old woman will
poultice him up and tell him that any
idiot would have known better, and I
guess he'll como home to drop bees and
go to raisin' oysters." M. QUAD.
Mother-Why are you so naughty,
Dorothy (aged thv?e)- 'Cause ifs eas
Mrs. Homespun-Josh writes from
Paris that one o' his pictures is going
to be hung. Mr. Homespun-He must
be jokin', Jane-they use the guillo
tine in Paris!-Puck.
Mrs. Crimsonbeak-People are nev
er satisfied in this world. Mr. Crim
sonbeak-Oh, I don't know; you never
heard of a man eloping more than
once, did you?-Yonkers Statesman.
Mrs. Greene-That chicken you sold
me yesterday was tough as sole lech
er. Really, I believe the bird was as
old as I am. Butcher-And surely,
Mrs. Greene, you would not call your
self old!-Boston Transcript.
"Say, Harker," began Yan Albert,
"my wife insists that I attend the
sewing society with her to-night.
What is the best tiling to wear?"
"Wea/r ear muffs," advised the experi
enced friend.-Chicago Daily News.
"Have you discovered the perpetra
tor of this crime?" "No," answered the
detective; "but we have something to
show for our work. We have placed a
whole lot of people under suspicion of
"Statistics .show," said the amateur
scientist, "that every time you draw
your breath somebody dies." "Per
haps, but if I didn't draw my breath
the somebody who dies in that case
would certainly be me."-Baltimore
Miss Bl ugo re-I want some rice.
You have it for sale, have you not?
Grocer-Yes, Miss, of course; two
pounds for 7 cents, or- Miss Blu
gore-Oh! I must have the most ex
pensive kind: it's for a swell wedding.
"Professor," said the bad young man
of the class, "the scientists tell us the
anthracite supply of the world will be
completely exhausted in a little over
sixty years. What are we to do for
fuel then " "My friend." replied the
venerable man, "by that time, in all
probability, you will have gone where
the fuel supply is inexhaustible."
Entitled to Respect.
"Who's de ole guy w'at .iist went
by?" asked the telegraph messenger.
"De ole guy wid de dinky whiskers?"
replied the ollice boy; "aw, he's do
owner of de paper."
"An' who's de guy wid Mm?"
"Sh! don't git gay. He ain't no guy;
dats de sportin' editor."-Catholic
Same Old Game.
Squire, Hayfield-What's Peletiah
a-doin' daown in Wall street, Deakin
Deacon Pogson-Wall, Squar', by the
way he writes me 'n' mother abaout
the lambs 'n' waterin' th' stock, I cal
culate he must be farmin' it yet!
One night a bullfrog croaked and I
"Went out^as^mad as I coAld be,
Quite bound that he should have to die
For making all that noise, you see
Five times with all my might I soaked
That bullfrog - when he up and
croaked. -Cornell Widow.
He Was One.
Mother-My daughter, you should
not call your younger brother "the
kid." A kid. you kuow, is a young
Daughter-Yes. mother, that's just
it, Willie is always butting in.-Cor
I "What portion of your graduating
j class entereil the university?"
"About 50 per cent."
"Yes. The other fellow couldn't
I come."-Sphinx. ,
[ When He Was Quiet.
Mrs. Grimes-Didn't I see your hus
band with you the other day?
Mrs. Burns-Possibly. He might be
with me for hours and I not notice it;
he's so very quiet, don't you know.
Mrs. Grimes-Why, I have atwayB
found him a most interesting talker.
Mrs. Burns-I know, but you are not
his wife.-Illustra, ed Bits.
Whatever we may think of woman's
rights to vote and legislate, there can
he no disputing her right to bare anns
-and Hie prettier the better and more
Irresistible. This is a right descend
ed from Mother Eve.
Returning the Compliment.
Good Old Lady-I wouldn't smoke
cigarettes if I were you, little boy!
Diminutive Mucker-An' I wouldn't
smoke 'em if I was you.-Harvard
Why cannot a gentleman legally pos
sess a short walking-stick? Because il
can never be-long to him.
A Strong Draughtsman.
Friend-I've Often wished I could
Artist-You can draw a check.
Tba"s more than 1 can do.
Her Mother's Fourth Flight.
She-Mamma has been married
three time since papa died, you know.
He-Oh. I see. Then her present
hv.shnrd is only your step-father two
You might as well get it now:
want it. When everobody's i
time to buy. Here area few
TEN * DOLL
?t this price we have Cheviots ;
sb well that they would easil
the money. : : :
T WELVE DO
This is a strong Une with us
Breastee styles made and tail
and latest out. : : :
??ere's where we show you th
money. Every late style and I
suits at th's price. Cheviots, S<
ONLY A LIS1
The above are only hints at o
and Winter wear. We would
are suit hungry.
I, C, LEVY'S
H JVIcdern Joke Traced to Its Source.
"It is well-known among joke writ
ers." said the antiquary, "that there
exists in fhe world only seven jokes.
All the rest have been made, and still
continue o he made, from these seven.
But it is not so well known that there
are only seven anecdotes, out of which,
hy ingenious Mendings and twistings,
the unnumbered thousanus of the
svorld's anecdotes are created.
"I am an amateur, or loving collect
or, of anecdotes. When I come upon
one that is strange to me I delight to
trace it back to its source: I get the
same pleasure out of this t^at an ety
mologist gels in tracing back to its
Sanskrit fbot a disputed word.
"Some time ago I heard of an anorc
dote about Charles Lamb. Lamb, the
story went, was on a journey, and the
time was that of the publication of the
ingenious stories for children that he
and his sister Mary had written in col
laboration. Lamb said to one of his
" 'Have you read Lamb's tales?' "
" 'No, but I have a black sheepskin
rug,' the other replied.
"This anecdote struck me as pretty
good, and I tried to trace it back. For
a long time I was unsuccessful, but
last week my search was rewarded; I
round the story from which the Lamb
one was derived. ^ -
"it was a story of a traveler on a
rainy day who had left his wrap in a
stage coach. After he had gotten out
he missed the wrap, and told the driv-.
er to go inside and inquire for it. The
guard, putting his head within Ihe
'. Ts there a black mackintosh here?'
" 'No,' was the reply, 'but there are
red MacGregors.' "-Philadelphia Re
Upon a mountain in Andalusia
quaint spectral forms are frequently
seen. Whenever there is a heavy
mist and persons are ascending the
mountain they appear in all their
ghostly splendor and sometimes so sud
denly as to strike dismay into the
hearts of those who see them for the
Of course, it is all a trick played by
the sun. When a midst partially
shrouds the mountain the sun is natur
ally obscured and then he revenges
himself by projecting the shadow of
any person who is ascending the moun
tain until it assumes the form of a
Poultry need a good, dry dusting
place. They like it better on a level
with the floor of the poultry house than
to climb into a box. Over-feeding or
keeping on corn and other fattening
food Is quite as frequent a cause for
hens failing to lay as lack of food.
Subtle minds are usually submissive
only when submission serves their
own interests.-'diicago News.
Has just received a full
FALL AND WI
Consisting of CLOTHING for al
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jor Men and Boys. The finest as;
A full and completo line of
My Drees Goods Department
ix i'd ?ii Plain and Fancy Goods. S
Ready-to-wear Skirts and Shirts,
My Millinery Department is co
diff?rent styles of Walking Hats au
and latest Parisian styles,
My stock of Shoes is too well
have for the tiuv infants to the Nc
all at THE AU GU STA BEE HD
lace to get your bar gainb.
; then you'll have it when you
n a hurry-that's not a good
hints of the new things.
IAR m SUITS.
and Cassimeres ^that are made
y pass for suits costing twice
5 al way i. Single and Double
ored excently. New fabrics"
e best Suit on Earth for this
the best of tiiloringgoes into
?otch Cassimers, etc.
ur new lines of Suits for Fall
1 like to see you, sir. when you
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TALES OF OLD JIM BRIDGER.
Came to the Country When Mountains
Were Holes in the Ground.
Major James ("Old Jim") Bridger
was more than six feet in his mocca
sins, straight as an arrow, raw-boned
and of powerful frame. He had a
large head with caution largely devel
oped. In Gen. Conner's campaign
against the Sioux Indians in 18(35 Ma
jor Bridger was the guide. That he
was thoroughly acquainted with Ks
knowledge of all this section of coun
try was marvelous. He could tell how
the command would have to march to
find a camping place and how the
water was, and describe the ground so
any one would recognize the place
when we came to it.
The boys would quiz the old guide
occasionally. One evening when camp
ec" on the Platte River opposite Lara
mle Peak, one of the men said: "Major,
how long have you been in this coun.
try?" The major straightened him
self and pointing to the snow capped
perk, said: "Say, do you see that
pe*.k?" Upon the soldier's reply the
mr.j said: "When I came to thia
country that was a hole in the ground."
I remember the morning we broke
camp on Peno's Fork on Tongue Riv
9r. The major mounted his horse with
his doubled barrel rifle across the
pommel of his saddle and started
ahead, but -the' General did not seem
to pay any attention to the guide and
as the command did not follow, he fell
in the rear. We had marched some
four or five miles and were getting oa
oad ground. The General says:
"Where is Major Bridger?" Some one
replied, "He is,in the rear." An order
ly galloped back and says: "Major,
please report to the General." I can
see how he looked as he cantered by
us. The General says: "Major I
thought the government employed you
:o guide this expedition." "It did, but
you seem to think you know the coun
try better than I do, so I thought you
might have your own way and we
would see where you would get to."
"Go ahead, Major, and we will fol
low." He obliqued to the right and
we were soon on good ground.
We had a squad of men w. ie
command called the signal corps. They
kept on the flank and ascended the
hills and made observations and they
gathered geological specimens. I re
member one evening when in camp on
rongue River they were discussing
some petr<:f a ?tions they had collected.
The discussion became quite warm and
animated, when one of the men turn
ed to the major and says: "What do
you think of these petrefactions?"
'Humph!" says the major, "I can take
you up here Iii the mountains where
the whole forest is petrified, wita
petrified twigs and petrified birds sing
ing petrified songs."-Kansas City
No, Cordelia, a woman isn't neces
sarily out of yarn when she knits net
brows. _ -
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consists of everything the ladies
ILKS of all shades ai.d prices. In
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