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Made It Expensive For Archie.? Like many other men, Archie plays poker once in a while, but his wife's disapproval of it is generally wellvoiced and insistent. He had an engagement for a little party one Saturday night not long ago. He lost $66, and, as he had $100 with him when he started out, he had Just $34 left when he got home. It was 3 o'clock and rather than be suspected of something more serious he confessed that he'd been playing poker. Taking a tip from a friend who uses that means IQi rlnwn rm sui'censiuuji uc |iut UK T?> .. ? the chiffonier and said: "My dear I am going to give you this $34 that I won tonight. I had a pleasant evening and a profitable one. You can buy yourself something nice with this." But madam declared that she would never touch such ill-gotten money, and so he agreed to buy her a $35 jardinier that she had been wanting and a piece of dress goods. The next morning Mrs. Archie called him to find out if he was going to church with her. He begged off. When she came home he was dressing. "Did you take the money off the dresser?" he asked. "Yes," she said, "I wasn't going to have any gambling money around here, so I gave it to the Aid Society at church this morning." The poker game's total cost to Archie was $66 lost, $34 to the Aia society and $60 In presents.?New York Sun. Insulted at Last.?"Did you see that notice of your marriage in the pa pah, WeginaJd?" "Naw, old chappie. What did It say?" "Said you acted dlshonowably In wunning away with the girl." "Naw! Well, these-aw-newspapahs don't know anything anyway." "It said the girl was too good for you." * j?? "AW-1 UUII I iiuuu. "It said you was a dude and didn't have any brains, y* knaw." "Aw-did it? Well, I don't mind." "It said you didn't know anything out-side of dwess." "I don't care, old chappie." "And it said your collah was out of style now." "Naw, old fellah, you-aw-don't mean that." J "That's what it said." "By Gawge, it's insulting. W-what pa pah was it, Oscah? I'll?I'll?damme, I'll sue it fah libel. I won't-awstand It."?Brooklyn Eagle. Repartee In Church.?The friendly and familiar atmosphere of the average small rural western church sometimes gives rise to embarrassments. Dr. David is a prominent man in a lit-1 tie far western church, and he generally takes a quiet little doze during the sermon. Sister Sarah is an elderly,) long-winded woman, who likes to **'? Vi Q Q nnn- I "exhort aner mc picaviKi eluded his remarks. Not long ago, at a night service, Sister Sarah arose and discoursed at great length. The listeners became visibly restive. Dr. David also arose and said, bluntly: "Sister Sarah, it would be an imposition to detain this congregation any longer." With flashing eyes, Sister Sarah retorted: " 'Taint no impersition to you, doctor; you've tuck your nap." Then the clergyman, with uplifted hands, said benignly; "Let us be dismissed."?Indianapolis Journal. The Force of Example.?A gentle man who has Just returned irom ?jrucn.emala vouches for this parrot story. A good woman of the city had a bird which she prized highly, but it had one bad habit. Whenever she came in in the morning the bird would ejaculate: "Oh, I wish to the Lord the old woman was dead!" She confided to the minister and he suggested sending his parrot over, adding that by association the lady's bird would learn nice phrases. A day or two later, when the woman entered the room, her parrot ejaculated, as usual: "Oh, I wish to the Lord the old woman was dead!" Whereupon the minister's bird cocked its head to one side and fervently added: "The Lord hear our prayer!" Inconveniently Long.?The late Rev. Dr. Boardman of Philadelphia, used to relate the following on himself: "I preached a funeral sermon at one time and spoke on the Resurrection. I am sure that I spoke longer than was my custom. "The undertaker was a man of nervous temperament, and as the afternoon was going he began to be anxious to be on the way to the cemetery. He finally whispered to one of my members: 'Does your minister always preach as long as that at a funeral?' " 'Well,' said the brother, 'that Is a good sermon.' " 'Yes,' said the undertaker, 'the sermon is all right, and I believe in the Resurrection, but I am afraid if he does not stop pretty soon I will not get this man buried in time.'"?Philadelphia Ledger. 9 + 9 Expectant.?The country clergyman was nailing a refractory creeper to a piece of trellis work near his front gate when he noticed that a small boy had stopped and was watching him with great attention. "Well, my young friend." he said, pleasantly, to see the interest he excited. "are you looking for a hint or two on gardening?" "No." said the youth. "I be waiting to hear what a parson says when he hammers his thumb."?Tit-Bits. tv' "You can't be dead sure that a young man is saving to get married just because he stops smoking cigars and begins to smoke a pipe."?Boston Globe. No, he may be smoking the pipe to get even with the neighbors.?Cleveland Plain Dealer. ? |RiSffUanroM ^trading. FROM CONTEMPORARIES. News and Comment That Is of More or Less Local Interest. GASTON. Gastonia Gazette, July 17: Mrs. A. C. Elmore, a widow lady living: at Bessemer City, died there Tuesday night of smallpox. It Is pot known how or from what source she contracted the disease. In fact, there seems to be about Bessemer City" a secret source of infection from which a most ma'* ?* *??? llrwftv anrOQ^Q Ugnmil pc vi oiiiau^vA o|/>vuuMrs. Elmore was 49 years of age and was buried at Bethesda. We learn that there is now at Bessemer only one case of smallpox. That one is closely quarantined and progressing favorably An interested group of spectators gathered at the Craig & Wilson corner yesterday morning to watch a rather novel performance. The group consisted of the mayor, the road supervisor, policemen and business men. A prominent employee of a Arm which deals largely In buggies and horses had accepted the olTer of a quarter, from a gentleman connected with the same firm, to clean the sidewalk In front of the Ragan building on the opposite corner. When his task was completed he presented himself for his pay and received a "quarter" of a large, mellow apple. Before accepting a similar offer again he will probably specify that the "quarter" shall be of "a dollar," standard money Rarely does Gastonla society have an opportunity to participate in so pleasant and brilliant an occasion as was the reception given Tuesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lee Craig, in honor of Mrs. Craig's brother, Mr. J. W. Watson, and his bride, of Newbern. Mr. and Mrs. Watson were married two weeks ago and are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Craig on their return home from an extended bridal tour in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The handsome Craig residence, corner of York and Main streets, was brilliant with many lights, which shone over a large assemblage of happy young society people and the fleet-footed hours sped by all too quickly. The lavish hospitality of the Craig home is proverbial and this occasion was no exception. The guests who numbered 200 in all, came in two sections, the hours being from 8.30 to 9.30 and from 10 to 11 o'clock The general merchandise store of Mr. C. H. Parham at Begonia, was entered between 3 and 4 o'clock Tuesday morning and a quantity of goods, consisting mostly of groceries, taken out. Entrance was gained through the front door, the thief or thieves having bored around the lock with an auger and sawing it out. Two Negroes, Foster Wise and Henry Isler, who work for Mr. Parham, made the discovery about 4 o'clock and went in search of the thief. They found the goods in the j_ - t- 4. nnn o+svva WUOUS UUUUL iuu yalug liuiii mc iiiui where the thief had evidently abandoned his booty in fear of being caught. The lot was found to contain twentyone boxes of chipped beef, twelve boxes potted ham, eight boxes sardines, fourteen boxes tobacco, three buckets of snuff, six gallons of oil, three pairs of suspenders, and a bunch of shoe strings. Near the store was found a hammer and brace and bit, which Mr. J. L. Wilson, who lives in the neighborhood, identified as belonging to him. Suspicion at once fell on a Negro man who worked for Mr. Wilson, but as yet no arrest has been made. With the exception of a bunch of shoe strings everything stolen was recovered. CHESTER. Lantern, July 17: Death came as a relief on Tuesday morning, the 14th, to little Wilbur, the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Atkinson, after suffering two days from convulsions. The burial took place on Wednesday at Zion, about eight. miles from town. The child was 2 years, 4 months and 2 days old. Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson have the sympathy of their many friends throughout the county in this sore loss Mr. A. M. Aiken will sail today from Savannah, Ga., for New York, where he goes to accept a position with Bennett, Sloan & Co., wholesale grocers. After a brief stay In New York acquainting himself with the stock, he will travel in the states of Georgia and Florida Mrs. W. J. Hindman and two daughters, Misses Nora and Mattle, after spending sometime in the city with relatives, left last night for Yorkville, where they will visit before returning to their home in Charlotte, N. C Mr. W. M. Grier, traveling agent for the News and Courier, was in town yesterday in the interest of that paper. The work is comparatively new to him and he likes it finely. He says that his brother, Mr. Ralph E. Grier, is well pleased with his work as city reporter i for the News and Courier On Wednesday morning Mrs. Maggie Hardin of Armenia, had the misfortune of ! losing her glnhouse by fire. Two bug- 1 gies, a wagon bed, farm implements and a good supply of forage were de- i stroyed. Some of the cotton surrounding the building was killed. The loss amounted to about $350. There was insurance on the building to the amount of $150. It is not known how the fire originated Last evening at 9 o'clock Miss Elizabeth Clowney and Mr. David A. Coleman were married at the residence of Mr. W. W. ( Brice. brother-in-law of the bride, the ceremony being performed by Rev.. J. S. Moffatt. The marriage was a very 1 quiet affair, only a few intimate friends ( being present. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman will go out to the home of the groom's father at Feasterville. While the mar- i riage was not a surprise it was not i generally known before hand. A few < persons got knowledge of it late yes- < terday afternoon. The bride for the I past few years has been the efficient stenographer and typewriter for Caldwell & Gaston, attorneys. The groom 1 has spent three terms in the Medical 1 college in Louisville. Ky., and will finSoh /.nnrco tKlo 11 Tint h !) rU W?*ll and favorably known in town and ' county Miss Kathleen Hamilton entertained her friends at a lawn party 1 at her home on Columbia street Wednesday evening. Delightful music was furnished during the evening by Mrs. i Foster Hamilton and Misses Hamilton ( Henry and Louise Watson. Delicious refreshments were served. The occasion was greatly enjoyed by all. The following were the guests: Misses Hamilton Henry, Nellie and Maude Blgham, Mildred Patterson, Mary Patterson, Mary Lindsay, Susie, Mabel and Maggie Johnson, Sommerville Booth, Louise Johnson. Julia and Josie Moffatt, Jennie Oates, Rebecca Hafner, Janie Hardee, Mary Blake, Lida and Katherlne Boulware, Maggie Marshall, Virgie Comwell, Ethel Nichols: Messrs. Edgar and Butler Alexander, Will Latimer, Victor Blake, Baron Refo, John McLure, John McKee, Will Bewley, Sumter Graham, Colvln Cornwell, Adolphus Boney, Will Leard Murphy, St. Clair Booth, Marvel Strode, William James. LANCASTER. Ledger, July 18: Mrs. S. C. Villeneuve of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. J. W. Hamel of Kershaw, and Mrs. Callie Green of Blshopville, are here in answer to telegrams summoning them to the bedside of their father, Joseph Clark, Esq., who Is critically 111 A letter from Edward Cunningham, son of Mr. W. J. Cunningham of this place, a member of company A, 27th Infantry, U. S. A., stationed at Manila, tells of a snake which some of the boys of his company recently killed in the Philippines. It measured 22 feet and 9 inches in length and 4 feet in circumference. It had just swallowed a deer before it was killed Mr. Chas. W. Carpenter of Concord, N. C., was married at Concord last Wednesday morning and came to Lancaster with his bride the same day, where they are spending the first week of their honeymoon with his brother, Mr. E. C. Carpenter, and family. Next week they go to the groom's father's at Henrietta, N. C., where after spending a week or so they will return to their home at Concord Mr. M. C. Billings killed a gray fox Wednesday evening in his fowl house, which accounted for the recent disappearance of six frying size chickens from his premises. The fox was about grown and had a small chain around its neck showing that it was at one time somebody's pet Mr. Henry Kennington, son of Geo. F. onrt Rphpprn Kennlnerton of the Sin cerlty neighborhood, died last Wednesday night after a protracted illness of fever. He was in his 20th year of age, having been born September 23, 1883. Henry was a member of the Methodist church and was always regarded as a model boy, obedient to his parents and kind to everybody. He was never known to taste whisky, use tobacco, utter an oath, nor would he keep bad company. He read his Bible regularly and made it the guide of his life. His remains were Interred at Zion graveyard Thursday afternoon. ....Rev. Dr. A. M. Croxton and family, who have been spending the time with the doctor's mother at Heath Springs since his resignation of the pastorate of the Baptist church at Monroe, N. C., boarded the train on Wednesday for Newman, Ok., his new field of labor in the Master's work. The town to which he goes has a population of about 4,000, is the seat of the university, and the church to the pastorate of which he has been call is the leading church of the place, with a membership of 175. HARD COIN TO COUNTERFEIT. The Silver Dollar, Pressed Out of Cold Metal, Isn't Easily Imitated. A bank cashier of long experience stated recently that fully one-half of the silver dollars in everyday circulation were counterfeit. He declared that as there was only a little more than 50 cents' worth of silver in a dollar, counterfeiters were making them of the exact purity and fineness of dollars coined by the government. The bank clerk said that the makers were clearing about twenty-five cents upon each dollars made. This story went the rounds of the newspapers, and was believed by most people. Thomas R. McManus, the government's secret service operator here, wknoo Vmnlnonn It In to know nil about counterfeit money, said: "I read that statement when it was printed. It was too ridiculous for serious attention by experts, but as it was believed by a great many people, it might be worth while to say that of every 100,000 silver dollars in circula- < tion not more than one is a counterfeit with any per centage of silver in it. It 1 is true that a man could make a dollar i with the same amount of silver in it 1 that the government puts in and make a good profit on it if he could pass it, i and many people wonder why it is not done more than it is. "The reason is very simple. All gov- ] ernment coins are stamped out of i Bheets of cold metal. This gives the l coin a clearness and sharpness of line ' that could never be approached in a ] coin made of molten metal run in a | mould. An expert can tell at a glance < a coin that has been run in a.mould, because the metal does not fill out the < lines and corners. So. as a first proposition. your successful counterfeiter of coins must first set up machinery that would stamp the coins out of the cold metal. "A plant of this kind would cost so many thousands of dollars that no man with that much money would think of investing it in so risky a business. That is preventitlve No. 1. The second is that such machinery in operation, if located in a city, would shake the building and be so noisy that it would soon be discovered. It would be out of the question to operate such a plant in the country, of course. Inquisitive country people would soon nose it out. and the government's operators would soon pounce upon it. So, in brief. I've told you why the bank cashier's story was a silly one. You can add, to give it further effect, that an expert can detect a counterfeit silver coin the moment he sees and touches it."?Kansas City Star. An Infantilr Schemrr.?"There, l CJeorgie, you not only broke mamma's ( pretty dish, but you told her a story ? about it. which is much more naughty, ? Papa will be so grieved when I tell \ him." 1 "Will he feel awful bad 'cause I did t It. mamma?" c "Yes." f "I'm so sorry. I know what I'll do. t mamma. I'll tell him you did it."? a Cleveland Plaih Dealer. c AO Aninjal story For Little Folks The Gentleman Boar There was once a wild boar who was dissatisfied with himself because the people so often mistook him for a pig. "I am not a pig, though I do look like one a little bit," he said to himself, "and I do not want people to think that I am a pig. But what am I to do? I can't run around all the time crying, 'I'm no pig; I'm a boar!' "I know just what I'll do," said he. "I'll dress myself up and be a gentleman, and then people will not only not call me a pig, but they will see that I am a fine fellow.". So away he went to a hat store and bought himself a black hat, and at the tobacco shop he bought a pipe and a bag of tobacco. He put on his hat, and he stuck the pipe in bis mouth, and, just as proud as a peacock, he sat down on a corner and waited for people to come along and admire him. But they came without admiring him. "What on earth Is that thing?" they asked as they passed. And, strange to say, nobody answered that that was a > I --- - I HE SAT DOWN ON A COBNEB. gentleman. Most of them said that he was a hog, and the others said he had no sense. So, after awhile. Mr. Wild Boar's grin turned to a pout, and finally he grew as mad as ever he could get. But the worst came when the little animals gathered at a safe distance and laughed at him and threw stones ever his way. The boar could endure It no longer. He slipped away Into the woods, threw his tobacco In the. creek and smashed his pipe into a thousand tiny pieces on a great big stone. Then he put a heavy stone In bis hat and sank It to the bottom of the spring. "I'll never try such a foolish trick as that again," he wisely said. Moral.?Fine clothes and tobacco smoke don't make the gentleman.? Chicago Tribune. MONTE CRISTO OF THE SOUTH. A Spectacular Plutocrat Is Astonish ing Macon, Mo. After the colored street lights and various illuminating devices had been installed last week for the carnival, the big Corliss engine at the electric light power house, with a perversity characteristic of the Missouri mule, blew out its cylinder head and smashed some score of important parts about it which only an engineer could name. Hundreds of dollars had been spent in preparing for the illuminations which were to be the main feature of the carnival, and the people were in dismay. The lighting plant is a municipal affair, and the city fathers divided into committees and journeyed to manufacturing towns to see what could be done instantly to repair the damage. The earliest delivery of new parts promised by anybody was two weeks, and the carnival was to begin on Monday. About this time Col. F. W. Blees, who was looking after some business interests in Texas, telegraphed the mayor to connect the municipal wires with the Blees carriage factory dynamos and that he would keep a night engineer on duty. It solved the problem. Carnival stock went up and everybody was hap py. it saveu tne enterprise uum ianure and put thousands of dollars in the pockets of the tradesmen which else would never have found their way there. The carriage factory was behind wit Texas orders, however, and to furnish power for the carnival it had to lay off the night shift of 300 men. During the drought of 1901, the stream which supplies the town with water went dry, and the reservoirs were exhausted. In the parks at the Blees Military academy were two immense artificial lakes, the only water that survived the drought that year, rhe town had heavy contracts to supply the railroads with water for improvement work then going on in the ?ity and for their locomotives. So dry had things become in the A *-* A * ?? tkalti nrnl 1 a country mai larmers nau men padlocked and were charging thirsty travelers for a drink of water. At Ihis time, too. Col. Blees's voluntary generjsity rescued the town from a dilemma that threatened complete business prostration. He Installed a pumping ?nglne at the lakes and ran pipes to connect with the water mains of the ?lty. The water held out until the fall *ains. came. A few years ago the colonel taught a small private school here and was in ;xtremely modest circumstances. He knew that one day a great German ?state would be his, but didn't say nuch about it. Probably not more :hun u dozen people here knew of his jreat expectations, and even those who icard of them supposed them near tin to the many newspaper stories of 'hKhIaiio P!i?hAi.inn,i fnrtunps nwaitlne \merican citizens, which somehow 'ailed to get across the ocean. But Colonel Blees's fortune got here, tfis father had extensive Interests in oal and iron mines. Some of these ( ) roper ties were in litigation, and for iwhile there was doubt as to the remit. But the father finally won out | uul had more money than he knew vhat to do with. Then he passed to lis fathers and Colonel Blees crossed he ocean to wind up the estate in the >hl country. When he returned in a ; ew months he was as quiet and unoscntatious as he hud always been. He ! ibandoued his little school and lived luietly for a year or two. People be- ' gan thinking that the stories of the German estate was overrated. But after recovering his health, which had been impaired by overwork in the school, and his more recent toil over the intracacies of the family possessions, he began building a residence here. It turned out to be the handsomest in the city. Across the street from that he built a stable that is larger and finer than any in town. He next acquired several hundred acres of rolling prairie land south of the city limits and at a sost of $600,000 put up a military academy and tributary buildings, which for magnificence surpass anything in the west. That was an eye opener, and the people began to talk about the colonel and his wealth. The country school teacher had almost at a bound become a citizen of importance. The Republicans of the First district nominated him for congress, with the possible hope of determining just how many ducats the barrel contained. But the colonel wasn't hunting glory, and besides, the district Is nearly 5,000 to the good for the Democrats. Colonel Blees next built a carriage factory that covers a block and is three stories high. The world was scoured to find expert foremen for the various departments, and there has not been a day since this establishment was started five years ago that a good mechanic could not get a Job at topnotch figures. The output goes principally to the south and west. A shear factory and a newspaper were the next enterprises put on their feet by the up-ending of the colonel's barrel. The people began to inquire as to the extent of the legacy. They could understand the dimensions of a fortune that enabled an heir to build an academy, a factory or t\fro, and put up a beautiful home, but when a layman begins to invest in newspaper property even the most indifferent becomes Interested and wonders how long he will last. If anybody knows how many dollars the colonel possesses he hasn't told it. A friend once put the question to the colonel himself. The two were in the office of the carriage factory. "Do you really want to know?" ask-j ed the colonel. "Why, yes," said the inquirer. "I would be delighted with the information." Colonel Blees began pulling out his books and ledgers and making a mem orandum. He worked on ana nis friend began to get restless. "See here, colonel," he said. "I do not want to put you to a whole lot of trouble. How long is it going to take to do that?" "Oh, I think I can give you an approximate estimate in about half a day; but of course it will have to be based on yesterday's values in stock. I don't like to guess at such things." The subject was dropped. Some St. Louis friends?a party of seven?had been invited to enjoy a Thunksgivlng dinner with the colonel's family. One hundred and seventytwo miles of Missouri hills and prairies lay between. Colonel Blees went to the manager of one of the trunk lines connecting the two places, said that he had a few friends who would take Thanksgiving dinner with him and that he wanted them transported on a train that would make a record. "All right," said the manager, "we'll give you a locomotive, baggage car and parlor car for $300." "It must make the run in quicker time than any train ever made it be fore," said tne coionei. "Oh!" "Can you do it? The other road will." "Do you know what that means, colonel?" asked the manager. "We'll have to lay out some of the most Important passenger trains on the road, stop a track repairing gang above St. Charles for a day and keep all the trains off the main line at the division for half an hour. Why, that will cost a thousand dollars." "I didn't ask you about the cost of it," said Colonel Blees. "I asked you could you do it?" "Oh, yes; we'll do it." They did; the train reached Macon Just two minutes ahe^d of the time necessary to break all records between the two points. The largest engine and the best enginemen on the road were employed. Every station along the line was crowded with spectators to see the Blees special fly through. Maybe the colonel had a little thought of this In making his contract. For their part In the enterprise each member of the crew received a tiny gold souvenir. Because of this incident some said that Colonel Blees had no Idea of the value of money. They said an outlay of $300 would have carried his friends into Macon as well as $1,000 and that he would have been $700 to the good. F.ut that $700 brought in more orders for carriages and interested a greater number of people in the Blees Military academy than three times that amount would have done In advertising in the trade journals and magazines. Last year Colonel Blees was enrolled as a member of the bar. He is also a master with the broadsword and a dead shot with a pistol. He is a baseball crank and has built up a winning nine out of his academy students.? Macon, Mo., Letter. Wanted to Chalk His Bones.?The late Paul du Chaillu was a man of indomitable bravery, says the Kansas City Journal. Nothing perturbed him. In the most desperate crisis his air was calm and somewhat humorous. One of the veteran conductors of the Pennsylvania railroad said of him on tiie announcement of his death: "Mr. du Chaillu was a man whom you could not frighten. Danger seemed to enliven him. I'll never forget a ride he once look with me. He sat in the last car of the train, a parlor car. and we came near having a rear-end collision. "Mr. du Chaillu, from the sbat, could pee the other train approaching us? could see that a collision was pretty near inevitable. He said to me as I took my stand beside him: " 'Conductor, have you got a piece of chalk?' " 'What on earth, sir,' I asked: 'do you want with a piece of chalk now?' " 'Why, it looks,' he answered, 'as if d legs and arms would be flying jbout in a little while and I think it v ould be a good thing to mark them so that we may identify them later.'" WOMAN TRAPS RATTLERS. Mr#. Dutro Finds Plain Mouse Traps Just Right for Strangling Snakes. The problem of how to catch and dispose of the rattlesnakes at Ten Mile Point, near here, has been solved by Mrs. Daniel Dutro, wife of a small farmer. Instead of going hunting for the reptiles and running the risk of being bitten by them, this woman uses a mouse trap, and thus far l\as been eminently successful In her undertaking. Ten Mile Point has often been called Rattlesnake Point, on account of the large number of rattlers that thrive In that vicinity. Not a season goes by that several cattle are not killed by them, and now and then a human victim is claimed. Mike Dutro and Jack Cornwell, the latter a noted snake catcher, have for a long time been trying to clear the place of reptiles, but without success. Finally they sought the aid of Mrs. Dutro. "Nothing more simple," said the woman, as she smiled in a superior sort of way. Instead of unfolding her plans to the men and thus allowing them to gain all the glory, she secured a number of common circular mouse traps which she baited and set around in various places. Then she retired to her own room to sleep the sleep of the just. When she entered the kitchen the next morning she found that each trap was filled. In each hole was a snake, ^ ^ I PRIN' i ^ Just What 1 $ Just When ) GOOD Service Is elements?excel! * and promptness in tl f work executed prorr A service?good work i time is not good ser f combined make one f essary, but hardest t A most expensive reqi a twentieth century bu ? we have learned the f we have shown. O A also testify that we practice. UL. M. Grist's S Yorkville THE I ^lyATES THE 1 OH THE SUM* SOUTHERN = l*jh ? Mill JttlUIMf W.A.^. ~ r Pass. Traffic Mjr WA3HINOTON.D.C ^ Abner BY WILL * This story begins ii Enquirer, and while character Abner Danie as interesting'as (iraus el, which ended with tl: opening chapters of A1 issue of The Enquirer. Lifelike, humorous and entertaining. All the sentiments are sound and good. One of the kind of books which can be read aloud and hold the interest in every chapter to the end.? Boston Watchman. The friends of Mr. Harben will be glad to learn that in this later novel his genius has at last struck the trail which leads over the mountains to 4 -.'.-J imnnMnnstinn nf tvnM mine, n. tiviu iui^viwuwMvu v. - j ^?. The humor of Abner Daniel is as natural to the situation as the sun's shining against the gray mountain sides. The story is vital and well constructed.?Independent, New York. Abner Daniel is a book that can be enjoyed by a large class of readers.? San Francisco Post. The character sketching is done with a light and spontaneous touch that is very engaging. The humor is frequent and sometimes of that overpowering quality described in the stereotyped way as "irresistibly funny." Hie double love story running through which had been attracted by the bait, and which had been choked to death when the trap was sprung. All the other traps which had been set in various places about the farm, contained snakes, and on counting the kill it was found that sixteen had been captured. The smallest was a trifle more than a foot in length, while the largest was four feet and had eight rattles. If the supply of traps holds out Mrs. Dutro expects to rid the Point of snakes.? Helena dispatch to St. Paul Pioneer Press. Such Is Fame.?"Where can I And Lawyer Smith?" asked the stranger of the colored janitor in a downtown office building. "Day am er Mistah Smiff on de seckon flooh, Hah," replied the venerable Arriean. "trie an uster De er lawyer, but he ain't no moh." "What is he now?" asked the stranger. "He ain't nuffln' but er judge now, sah," replied the old man.?Chicago News. If you would keep a man's love, refrain from being too nice to him. It is only the dyspeptic who uses his stomach as an ante-chamber to his heart. W The cynical man is amusing at times: but, like nltro-glycerlne, apt to be heard from most inopportunely. TING I /ou Want i <ou Want It f I composed of two A lence of the work \ le execution. Bad V lptly Is not good ^ delivered behind A vice; but the two \ of the most nee- f o obtain and often 0 lirements of thhe A siness man. That \ > lesson In theory * ur customers will f have learned it In ^ ons, Printers, ? . s. C. I JNE FOR BUSINESS, JNE FOR PLEASURE; JNE FOR ALL THE BEST 1ER RESORTS iplete Summer Raoft/oldcf ltd Free to Any Address. S. H. Hakowick, W. H. Taylor, Gen'l Pass. Agent, Asst. Geo'l Pass. Act. . WASHIMOTOM, D.C. ATLANTA, OA. Daniel I. HARBEN i today's issue of The entirely ditfereut in 1 will be found equally itark, the popular novle last issue. Read the tmer Daniel in today's It's good. the book is well sustained. Well worth reading and has a marked originality.?nashvii4.h Banner. The quaint, rough philosophy and keen humor in Abner Daniel will appeal to any reader. ? Romb (Ga.) Tribune. The love story or stories (in Abner Daniel) may be compared to the breath of violets in spring?sweet and pure?with just enough of romance and uncertainty to keep the interest at the absorbing pitch from start to finish. It is a delightful book 14 racy of the soil."?Raleigh (N. C.) NbwsObserver. Abner Daniel is good reading from cover to cover. Each character is a personality and one feels well acquainted with every one of them long before the end of the story.?Chicago Inter-Ocean. Abner Daniel is more of a story read upside down than David Harum ia.? Buffalo Express.