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OWE THEi? LIVES TO WOMAN
How Mrs. John Hays Hammond Won
Fardons From Grim Old "Oom
John Hays Hammond, an Americas
Citizen, was in prison, under sentence
of deal h. l?o liad heen tried and con
victed of high treason to the South
African Republic. One of four leaders
of the ref omi movement in the Trans
vaal, he was charged with complicity
in the famous Jameson raid, found
guilty, and sentenced to die.
Only one person lived in tho Trans
vaal with sufficient power to set aside
tho death som once passed upon the
man who is known today as the front
est mining engineer in thc United
States. This was Oom Paul Kroger,
thoa president of the South African
Republic. He was an old man-nar
row, bigoted and possessed of an in
tense hatred for tho eager, grasping
strangers who he believed had sought
his country only to despoil it.
John Hays Hammond was among the
most enterprising and, consequently, ?
one of tho nins! disliked, of the foreign i
residents of the Transvaal. For years ?
ho had hoon employed as an ongi-noor; ?
first by Rarney Barnato, tho English j
mining operator, and later by Cecil j
Rhodes, to locate diamonds in* Oom
raul's country. Oom Paul disliked
him. He disliked all men who brought
swarms of easer reckless adventurers
into his country. And he made life as
difficult for thom as he could.
In 1S05 the world was startled hy the
news that a British adventurer. Doctor I
Jameson, had led a raiding party of j
armed men into the Transvaal. The |
raid failed. John Hays Hammond '
was among those arrested on the ac- j
cusatlon of having instigated Jame
son's attack on the South African Re- ;
public. Ho was found guilty and sen- j
tenoed fn dio.
But the brave, cool-headed wife of !
the eminent American mininsc engineer
did not intend thnt anything disagree
able should happen to her husband. I
Ever since their marriage, in 1SS0.!
Mrs. John Hays Hammond had fol
lowed the fortunes of her young on- :
gineer, no matter whore they took him. I
But when they throw him into jail
under a death sentence, she decided
that it was time for her to Interfere. I
She made up her muid to soo Oom j
Paul Kruger and tell him that she had ?
come to save him from the crime of,
putting an innocent man to death. It;
was not easy to seo President Kru
ger, but Mrs. Hammond proved equal ;
to the task. It was not easy to con- j
vince a man who harbored a deep, si-1
lout contempt for women, that a worn-j
an was worth li^tonin? to; but Mrs.!
Hammond was successful. Before shel
left his office. Mr. Kruger had prom- j
ised to spare her husband's lifo. The !
president of the Transvaal republic j
kept his word to Natalie Hammond. ;
Her husband's sentence was commut- !
ed to imprisonment for 15 years and j
later on. ho was freed on payment of |
a fine o; S125.0?10. and Mrs. Hammond j
had the extreme happiness of knowing !
that through her intercession, not only j
her husband's life but the lives of the
men arrested with him had boco saved, j
Height Zeppelins Can Reach.
Basins; hi- statement on accurate.
measurements of a Zeppelin that was!
brought down in England last Goto-1
ber, on known facts regarding tho liff-1
lng power of hydrogen gas, on the
state of the barometer during the
flicht, ou ibo temperatures of tho air
recorded in th airship's lng, Jhadoo
Jahoz writes in Aeronautics as fol-j
"It would appear from the foregoing:
that tho hiles! type of Zeppelin is de
signed to be able tn attain a height of.1
37.i)i)0 to 18.000 foot when over its ob
jective and after dropping its bombs,
hut is capable of going even higher
under stress of circumstanees and at
the ris!; of suffering some slight dam
age on returning tn its base. These
conclusions accord well with Mr. War
ner Allen's statements that those air
ships 'are built with a view to flying
between 10.000 ?md 19.000 feet.' Of
course, on a short tl i uhf they could go
higher, in view of tho reduced quanti
ty of petrol to be carried."
'Too Many Old Men"-Lcnine.
A favorite idea with L?nine, fre
quently advanced in his Petrograd
career, is that there are too many old
men in posit-ons of supreme responsi
bility. Current Opinion states, nis
most dramatic effect before the coun
cil of soldiers and workers was won
in a crisis on a vote that might have
overthrown him. He bade the dele
gates in thunder tones to look into the
first mirror they saw. The faces re
flected would be those of youns: men.
What, on the other hand, would be the
color of tho hair of the rulers opposed
to the great social revolution? Gray.
The revolution is youth, hope, the fu
ture. Against lt are randed the gray
haired rulers of mon without ideals.
"Viii yon have an old mon's war or a
young men's peace?" The hit was
"How do you like Shakespeare?"
"Oh, I treasure our set of Shake
speare more than any other works we
have," said Mrs. Dubwaite.
"I'm glad to hoar you say so."
"Yes. It's really the only set in om
living room that matches the wallpa
Al! Het Up.
"I could understand when they stop
ped me from cussing mules."
"But I started to cuss a tractor th<
other dar and got called down for that
Nov.- has a tractor uuy feelings? AUB
wer mo that"
Protect the Name and Emblem
of the Red ?ross.
Once again we call the at
tention of all our Chapters to
the protection of the name and
emblem of the American Red
Cross. From time to time at
tention has been called to the
Act approved June 23, 1910,
which amended the Congres
sional Charter of the Red
Cross on January 5, 1905, and
which amendment provides :
"lt shall be lawful for any
person, corporation or associa
tion other than the American
duly authorized employees and
agents and the Army and Navy
sanitary and hospital author
ities of the United States for
the purpose of trade or as an
advertisement to induce the
sale of any article whatsoever
or for any business or chari
table purpose to. use within the
territory of the United States
of America and its exterior
possessions the emblem of the
Greek Red Cross on a white
ground, or any sign or insign
ias made or colored in imita
tion thereof, or of the words,
'Red Cross' or any combination
of these words."
Very recently there has
been brought to our attention
a number of violations of this
Statute, especially in the mat
ter of lectures, entertainments
and benefits of various kinds.
In order to protect our Chap
ters and the public at large,
two very clear rulings have
been made in the matter of
any kind of a benefit. First,
that the entire control of this
benefit must be, in the hands
of a specially appointed com
mittee of the local Chapter.
This committee must decide
whether or not the benefit is
expedient for a giverr chapter ;
what the price for admission,
if any, shculd be; where and
when the entertainment should
be given ; and, in short, to con
trol everything iii connection
with the proposed benefit. Sec
ond, all the entire net pro
ceeds, after paying the neces
sary expenses, must go to the
Red Cross. In other words,
there must be no division of
profits between the Red Cross
and any other organization or
any other individual. This does
not mean that the Red Cross
can enter into an agreement
with any individual or concern
by which the individual or con
cern receives "so much money
above a given amount."
Experience has disclosed the
fact that in most instances
where the emblem is used the
party offending the statute is
ignorant of the terms thereof,
and when attention is called to
this the use of the emblem is
In some instances, however,
there is a disposition on the
part of the user to gain time
by carrying on a discussion in
which he calls attention to the
fact that some business con
cerns do use the Red Cross emblem.
There are but very few business con
cerns entitled to usc the emblem by
reason of the fact that they did in
good faith use the same prior to Jan
uary 5, 190?.
One of the most effective ways of
having the use of the emblem discon
tinued promptly is to bring the mat
ter to the attention of the United
States District Attorney for the dis
trict in which the Chapter is located,
and call to his attention the provi
sions of the Act that is being vio- j
lated. If the District Attorney de- i
sires any instruction, the Attorney
General of the United States will ad
vise him of prosecutions which have
been successfuly maintained under
this statute, and we are certain that
you will find the District Attorneys
anxious to efficiently co-operate. A
letter from the District Attorney in
most cases will be sufficient without
the necessity of a warrant or indict
ment. If any maters are referred by
your Chapter to-the District Attor
ney, wc would be glad if you would
communicate with us, giving the de
tails of the instances to which you
have called the District Attorney's
attention, and then keep us informed
if the use of the emblem is discon
tinued and as to the progress made
by any District Attorney in the pros
ecution of an offender. Too much
emphasis cannot be laid upon the
duty of all associated with the Red
Cross to prevent the use of the em
blen: of the Red Cross or the words
'.Red Cross" for commercial benefit
Remember that it is always a safe
policy, when in doubt about the iden
tity of an individual pretending to
represent the Red Cross, to telegraph
to Division Headquarters. If the par
ty making such claims is really con
nected with the organization, he will
be glad to have his identity proper
P'ur thc information of the public,
and to safe-guard the name, emblem
and interest of the Red Cross, the
above is copied from the Congres
sional Charter, American National
This is in compliance with request
of Executive Committee of the Local
Chapter, Edgefield Red Cross.
Sarah R. Collett,
The air service, like most special
branches, has its own vocabulary. An
officer of flying status, hut who for
some reason does not fly, is called a
"penguin." This name is also applied
to n type of training machine which
does not rise from the ground. An
officer In the flying service without fly
ing status ls called a "kiwi" after an
Australian bird. A pilot is generally
called n "quirk." A flight Is called a
"flip."' and if it is n distinguished fail
ure it ls called a "washout." An air
plane Is usually called a "bus." Tlie
great hope of the airman is to "splke
bozzle." or bring down a "Zepp." or one
of the smaller nonrigid dirigibles
they call "blimp*." The airman's pest
ls the "onion," or large naming anti
aircraft shell which "Archie" sends up
as a sort of bouquet-with sometimes
an unpleasant smell. "Archie" ls the
general name for the antiaircraft gun.
Vogue of Initials.
That the new vogue of initials is as
bewildering as a writer in the New
York Statesman suggests is made
abundantly clear by reports of commit
tees dealing with tlie Prince of Wales'
fund. Those who have been Initiated
Into the mysteries of Its administra
tion and aro familiar with the termin
ology in use may know that W. C.
does not indicate the west central dis
trict but means war tommittee ; that
N. R. F. signifies national relief fund,
and that L. R. C. ls meant local rep
resentative committee. But even they
must be battled by the problem set by
such a procession of initials as G. C.
j P. R. D., ahd fall to guess that what
! is suggested by them is government
i committee for the prevention and re
lief of distress.-London Chronicle.
Eagles Historic in the Navy.
When Secretary Daniels christened
Henry Ford'-s submarine chasers
"Eagles" he perpetuated a name that
ls historic in the navy. According to
naval records 15 American fighting
! ships bearing that uame have distin
guished themselves In the Revolution
ary war, the naval war with France,
the War of 1812, the Civil war and
the Spanish war.
Terrible Suffering From Headache,
Sideache, Backache, and Weak
ness, Relieved by Cardoi,
v Says This Texas Lady.
Gonzales, Tex.- Mrs. "Minnie Phil
pot, of this placo, writes: "Five years
ago I was taken with a pain In my
left sido. It was right under my
left rib. It would commence with an
aching and extend up into my left
shoulder and on down Into my back
By that time the pain would he BO
severe I would have to take to bed,
and suffered usually about three days
.. .1 suffered this way for three years,
r.nd got to be a mere skeleton and was
so weak I could hardly stand alone
Was not able to go anywhere and had
to let my house work go...I suffered
awful with a pain in my back and I
had the headache all the time. I jast
was unable to do a thing. My life
was a misery, my stomach got In an
awful condition, caused from taking
so much medicine. I suffered BO much
pain. I had just about given up all
hopes of our getting anything to help
One day a Birthday Almanac was
thrown in my yard. After reading
its testimonials I decided to try Car
din, and am so thankful that I did,
for I began to improve when on the
second hettie...I am now a well
woman and feeling fine and the cure
has beau permanent for it has been
two years since my awful bad health.
I will always praise and recommend
Cardui." Try Cardui today. E 78 I
Well Roofed Buildings
increase Farm Values
Keeping the roofs of your farm
buildings in good repair means an
added value to the property. That
value is far above the cost of repair
ing. The man who uses Neponset
Pariod puts an extra profit in his
pocketr when he closes his sale, for
the buyer knows that his'roofs are
good for many years. From your
own point of view, you get the pro
tection for your crops, yonr stock,
your machinery at the lowest possi
ble cost per year.
NEPONSET PARIOD ROOFING
is used by big owners for its true
economy, for its tip top quality. It
is weatherproof, lt is tire-safe. Its
weather-proof surface defies time
and wear. It is impregnated with
asphalt, that fine waterproofing ma
terial. Rain or snow, heat or cold
can't hurt Neponset Pariod-can't
buckle it. can't "blister it. Colors
red, green, gray. Write in for fur
YOUNGBLOOD ROOFING & MANTLE
Russwin Builders' Hardware,
j 625 Broad St. AUGUSTA, GA.
Buc&Iesa's ?rnica SaiEy?
The Bes! Salve hi The World.
We are making a very low price on the celebrated
I FAIRBANKS-MORSE OIL Engines.
ll H. P. at . $ 48.50
3 H. P. at . $ 89.00
0 H. P. at . $150.00
These prices are f. o. b. factory with magneto built in
engine. Do not have to worry with batteries. Kero
sene oil is cheaper than gasoline, which affords the
cheapest power obtainable.
COME IN TO SEE US *
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Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills. Engines. Boilers,
Supplies and Repairs, Porta
ble," Steam ?md Gasoline En
gines. Saw Teeth, Files. Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
GINS and PRESS REPAIRS
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
I)R J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 2.
OWEN BROS. MARBLE &
Dealers in everything for the ceme
The largest and best equipped mon
GREENWOOD, - - . - - - S. C.
RALEIGH,. N. C.
F. A. JOHNSON, Local Agent
1ARRETT & COMPANY
We invite our friends to come in and see our pretty spring*
goods in every department.
Beautiful assortment of Slippers and Oxfords just received,
and other shipments arriving several times a week.
We invite the ladies in to see our beautiful Silk Dresses.
9 the prettiest we have ever offered. They were bought be
ll fore the tremendous rise in price, and are marked very low.
? Too many new things to mention them all. Come in and
m * ~
?? see them.
1 Next io Farmers Bank
Edgefield, S. C.