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Dr. "Not Much." A bright young Dane, not yet out of his 'teens, has lately taken a position as night elevator boy in - an upper Broadway apartment house, says the New York Commercial. 'He is 'out" from the home country less than a year and understands English very well already, although encountering some difficulty in speaking it Last Sunday night one of the tenants went out, leaving the apartment withnobody in it. He called on some outr\t tsvu?n frlanria nt a rir?wn-town hotel. and while there called up his own house on the telephone. "Vilhum" responded. "Has anybody called siijce I've been away?" he was asked. "Dere was two?yes, sir." "Who were they? Did they leave any cards?" "No, dey leave no cards. I don't yust remember dere names. Wait a minute i" A brief period was allowed William in which to brush up his memory, but, no response coming, the tenant took up the inquiry again. "Well, who were they, William?" "Not much." "'Not much!' What do you mean? I want to know the names of those callers." "Two dere vas?a gentleman and a lady. Dey give der name. Not mucu it was. Dat's all I can remember of it. He was a doctor, he say." It was disclosed next day that Dr. Doolittle and his wife had called. "Not Much" was William's Danish way of expressing "do little" in English. Both Imaginary. President Nicholas Murray Butler, of noliimbla university, passed his boy-* hood in New Jersey, in the town of Elizabeth, says the New York Tribune, and an Elizabeth man said of him recently: "I am not likely to forget the precocious things that I heard Butler in his childhood say. This youngster had a man's wit in a baby's body, and it was impossible to get the better of him. "One day I heard a minister trying to joke him a bit. " 'Nicholas,' said the minister, 'can you tell me what the earth's axis is?' "'Yes, sir;' answered the boy. 'It. is an imaginary line, passing from one pole to the other, on which the earth revolves.' " 'Very good,' said the minister. Then he winked at the rest of us. 'And I suppose, Nicholas,' he went on, 'that you could hang a wash out on this imaginary line, eh?' " 'Yes, sir: of course, sir,' said the boy. . "The minister looked blank at that for it was not the answer he had expected. '"Oh, you could, could you? What kind of a wash?" he asked. " 'An imaginary wash,' said Butler." Moseley Commission Displeased.? During the visit of the Moseley commission to Chicago the members visited several public schools, seeking pointers to enlighten Englishmen, says the Denver Times. One of the schools visited was at Palos Park, a little rrame Duuaing wnere aoout mxrty youngsters were cultivating their gray matter. The youngsters gazed awestruck at the Englishmen and were made speechless when they heard the visitors speak. There was one youngster in the crowd who had his nerve with him and his tongue in trim, and he answered to the name of Richard O'Connell. After some commonplace question as the methods of the school. Dick O'Connell made himself famous in the following dialogue: "The boy in the third seat back, what's your name?" "Richard O'Connell." "You have studied history. What did we have in 1776?" "The revolution." "Against whom was it?" "The British Redcoats." "What did we do to them?" "We licked 'em." "Did we ever have any more trouble with them?" "Yes, in 1812; we licked them again." "If we ever have any more trouble with them would we lick them?" At this point one of the commissioners lost patience and remarked: "How perfectly ridiculous to teach a child a thing like that." Beat the Bartender.?A part of Secretary Hay's boyhood was passed in Indiana and at a dinner party re cemiy lie suiu. "In the Indiana town of Salem thei-e used to live a oroken-down old fellow named James Hart. Hart had once been a prosperous real estate agent, but drink had utterly ruined him. "He entered one afternoon a certain tavern and asked the landlord to give him a drink of whisky on trust. " 'Jim, I'm sorry,' said the landlord, 'but it's a rule here never to trust for liquor.' "Hart turned to a farmer who was sitting by the stove. " 'Friend,' he said, 'lend me a dime, will you?" " 'Sure,' the farmer answered, and he handed over the coin readily. " 'Now, let me have the whisky," Hart said to the proprietor. He got the drink and swallowed it. Then he walked over to the farmer. " 'Here is the dime I owe you,' he said. 'Degraded as I am, I always make it a point to repay borrowed money before I settle my liquor bills.'" ?New York Times. Wanted the Mortgage Himself.? W. Y. Morgan of Kansas City tells of a Swede who came from Dakota to Kansas and wanted to buy a farm, says the Louisville Herald. The land agent iuuk nun aruuiiu, uiiu ne iinany iuuiiu what he wanted and said: "Ay ta des one." Then he went baik to town, and the agent was making out the papers. "How do you want to pay for it?" he asked. "Ay pay all. Ay have da money." "All right. I'll make out the deed," said the agent. "No." said Ole Olsen. "Ay no want deed." "Yes, you' do," argued the agent, "you pay the money and you get the deed." "No, no," said the Swede, earnestly. "Ay no want deed. Ay have deed oop in Dakoty. Ay pay man de money. Ha gif me deed. Ay gif heem mortgage. Ay tak land. By en by he get land, he got deed, he haf da money. Dees times, Ay no want deed. Ay want mortgage. Ay pay da money. You gif ma mortgage." pisccUancous Reading. FROM CONTEMPORARIES. News and Comment That Is of More or Less Local Interest. CHEROKEE. Gaffney Ledger, May 10: Hon. T. Yancey Williams of Lancaster, has announced himself a candidate for congress from this district. Mr. Williams is a former speaker of the house of the South Carolina legislature, and is a good able man, so we are informed. The Ledger, however, does not believe it good politics to change congressmen, provided we have a good one, and while Mr. Finley may not be so brilliant as some others, we have reason to believe he is honest, sincere and faithful. It will take a new congressman years to get in touch with the members of that body and he cannot do effective work, no matter how brilliant he may be, until he gets in touch with the others. Mr. Finley, therefore, in our Judgment, will be able to serve us to better advantage than any new congressman we might send. He has been in congress eight years, knows something of its workings, and can, in all reasonableness, be of more value to his constituents the next two years than in the entire eight he has been there. We of the south have got to learn that a good steady-working congressman is worth more to lis than a brilliant meteor, and that the way to make them worth more to us than they are is to keep them there. We are not raising any objections to Mr. Williams, and if we must change we see no reason wny ne snouia noi uc the man, hut we are "agin swapping horses in the middle of the stream," and we believe that to change now would have the effect of negativing much of the silent good work Mr. Finley has been doing and has mapped out The commencement at Limestone college will begin on Sunday, the 29th instant. Dr. I. W. Wingo will preach the baccalaureate sermon Mrs. Charles Petty of Spartanburg has been invited to deliver the alumnae address at Limestone college on May the 30th. Mrs. Petty graduated at Limestone under the Curtis regime in the latter fifties. CHESTER. Lantern, May 10: Miss Ella McMurray, matron of the infirmary of Clinton orphanage, passed through Saturday on . her way to Fort Mill, in response to a telegram announcing the serious illneSs of her grandmother, Mrs. L. N. Culp Mrs. J. T. Stewart and son, Dewey, who have been at the Springstein, returned to their home at Yorkville Saturday Constable B. E. Wright went to the Catawba Falls picnic Saturday and captured two barrels of beer. It is said that it was not safe to be there on account of the reckless shooting, which we suppose is chargeable to liquor furnished by unscrupulous persons Mr. W. S. Dunbar has received the appointment as carrier of R. F. D. route No. 3, serving a section of country west of the city ...Judge Joshua H. Hudson has written Colonel Reed making a third don; tion of copies of his book for the I eneflt of the Confederate monument. This time he directs that the remainder of his books here in the hands of Miss Sallie Kennedy be turned over tc the committee to be sold ? 4-V.a nrnooado Intft thp mOTl - ument fund. If all our residents would take so lively an interest in the monument and manifest that interest in so substantial a way, the monument would soon be built Mrs. Janie Grafton Ragsdale, wife of Mr. B. A. Ragsdale, died at her home at Rossville, yesterday morning about five o'clock. She had not been well for sometime, but went to bed in her usual health and when Mr. Ragsdale noticed her she was too far gone to speak. She was about fifty-one years of age. Her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Eliza Wylie, wife of Dr. W. DeK. Wylie of Richburg, and one little girl, Eula Lee, about seven years old, survive. The funeral services will be at Catholic church today at 11 o'clock and the burial in the graveyard there. She was a woman of a great deal of energy and will be very much missed in the community as well as by her own family Walker-Gaston camp hns namnii the following- delegates to the meeting of the general camp at Nashville, June 14-16: J. W. Reed, H. W. Hafner, R. M. Cross, W. H. Hardin. These are authorized to name their own alternates in case they cannot attend. GASTON. Gastonia Gazette, May 10: The congressional convention is likely to meet this year in Gastonia. The executive committee of this congressional district will meet in Lincolnton Thursday to fix the time and place for the convention. Mr. E. L. Wilson of Dallas, is Gaston's member of this committee and is, we understand, emphatically in favor of having the convention meet in Gastonia Miss Mattie Glenn and Mr. Sam Kindley were married last Friday night at the home of the bride's mother. The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. McG. Shields at 9 o'clock. The wedding was a very quiet affair, only a few relatives being present. Miss Glenn is the daughter of Mrs. J. P. Glenn and has numerous friends in the city. Mr. Kindley is a popular salesman in the firm of Kindley-Belk Bros. Co. These young people have the best wishes and congratulations of their many friends An example of what enterprise and industry win do for a town is shown in some figures published last week by the Herald, of King's Mountain. This is the Herald's brief but eloquent statement: "Less than eight years ago, W. Boyce Weir sold six acres of land within the corporate limits of our town at $331-3 per acre. Last year he sold nearly four acres, considerably beyond that which he first sold, at $150 per acre, and last week he sold three acres of just about the worst he owned inside the town limits at $56 per acre. This same advance holds good all over town. You can refer to any pun hase of eight years ago and compare it with the present prices and you will find our words verified." Jtt; Fish are sold alive in Japan, the peddlers conveying them through the streets in tanks. PLAGUE OF WILD HORSES. Menace to Large Ranches of the Southwest. "Droves of wild horses have caused more annoyance to the ranchmen of southern Texas In the past winter than ever before. The season has been dry, food scarce, and hunger has made these marauders unusually bold. Every night stacks of hay and fodder on my ranch have suffered, and often my private stock has been run off by them. "Wild horses," continued Col. Dick Dillon of Kansas City, whose ranches are spread all over soutnern Texas, "will stampede the soberest nag that ever rubs noses with them. The prospect of freedom is very tempting to the tame animals, and one can easily be Induced to take his departure and to forget all the civilization he ever knew. "We ranchmen determined to make an organized effort to rid ourselves of these tormentors, and we set about it in a systematic way. "We built a corral of poles eight feet high and very strong. Leading into this was a V shaped chute, which ran out into the prairie about a mile and had a width of half a mile at its mouth. "The plan was to form a gigantic circle of horsemen surrounding the entire horseridden territory, and gradually close in around the mouth of the chute. It was thought that the horses in their terror at finding themselves surrounded would dash into the corral. Once there it would be a very easy matter to lasso and tie any worth breaking, and shoot the rest. "The scheme was better In Its plan, however, than In Its fulfilment, for the ranchmen failed to make allowance for the nerve and craft of their opponents. "The wild horses were not nearly as much frightened as had been expected, and they preferred making a bolt for liberty through the ranks of the men surrounding them to trusting themselves to the unfamiliar bars of the corral. And, although we rounded up several hundred horses, but a very small percentage of them were captured. In fact, at every point they outwitted their would-be captors." With the breaking up of winter the open season for the wild horse of the plains begins. The rigors of the past season have brought them into comparative subjection, and their capture is easier now than when months of plentiful food and water have made them wary and crafty. Wild horses have gone from the west with the buffalo. Once almost as plentiful as that animal, they are now almost as rare. Only In remote parts of Texas, and in the four corners where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico join, are they found. The remainder of their old haunts have been treated to a process of horse civilization that has robbed the plains of one of its most picturesque features. Catching wild horses was a part of the life of the early settler. From being an expedient to fill tip a depleted emigrant train or cattle ranch outfit, it came to be a regular business, and a profitable one at that, with fully equipped outfits and men trained to catch the wily creatures. The wild horses of the west are the nffanrinc nf hfirspa that es UVCti.ViMW V?W^....e caped from the early explorers, mixed at a later date with American strays. As a' matter of fact most of the socalled wild horses are not wild at all. In every drove that roams the plains are animals of widely varying breeds, build and siee, which would not be the case if they all belonged to a breed native to the country. Before the Territory of Kansas figured in history it was principally known for the Santa Fe trail, the thoroughfare between the East and the West. Oxen were most often used by the freighters, but horses too made up a part of every wagon train. Not infrequently these horses escaped from their owners, but they were not thought of sufficient value to delay the train to capture them. From these wanderers sprang the wild horses of Kansas, and from them, too. sprang the wild horses of Colorado and New Mexico. More often than otherwise horses captured there have borne saddle or harness marks, and in many droves all the characteristics of Kentucky thoroughbreds have been discovered. The meanest, smartest and wildest wild horses that have survived the settler are found in the band or nondescript little ponies that average little more than 700 pounds in weight, which range over the Yellowjacket Breaks, that part of Colorado and New Mexico once densely peopled by the cliff dwellers. The country is a high rolling mesa, intersected by a network of deep canons. It is so rough that horsemen rarely venture into it. so that the ponies? broomtails they are called?feel themselves fairly safe from pursuit, and so i u iU.I- \TovoM nave ii men uwu v\aj. xuc Indians say that ponies of this same breed have roamed the Breaks ever since the time of the cliff dwellers. It is commonly understood that the broomtails are descended from American horses which strayed from settlements, with a strong infusion of Spanish or mustang blood indicated by the number of plntos or spotted ponies. Several broomtail ranches have been started by young men of that country. They do not attempt to capture grown ponies, but take the colts, brand them and tame them until they are old enough to be broken to the saddle. Many of the mares captured with the colts are found to bear the brands of ranches at an amazing distance away. These animals are never broken. but are left on the range for brood purposes. The colts are kept away from the Breaks while they are being weaned from their old life, lest the instinct of their forbears triumph over the skill of the herder. The only entirely successful method of capturing wild horses has been to walk them down. They cannot be run down, for their endurance is so great that the pursuer finds his mount exhausted before the pursued is even blown. The walking down process sometimes takes weeks to accomplish, but in the end the persistent, dogged pursuit will win. The wild horses exhaust themselves by long detours, while the pur suer conserves his strength by taking short cuts and still keeping his quarry always on the move. An emigrant crossing Nebraska In the days when wild horses were part of the landscape, awoke one morning , to discover that his span of mules, his dependence, were browsing serenely over on the next hilltop with a drove , of wild horses led by a magnificent black stallion. All efforts to beguile the mules back to their manifest duty failed, so. taking a wiry mustang, his only remaining beast of burden, the settler started In pursuit, picking off a horse with his rifle whenever opportunity offered. He continued tnese tactics unui omy the stallion and the erring mules remained. It took him a whole day to get near enough to shoot the stallion, but he tyially succeeded, and the mules, bereft of their leader, immediately walked up to him and began to rub noses with their old friend, the mustang.. Probably in no western state were there more wild horses than in Kansas during the '70's. It was there that Neb Johnson, the most famous of all the men in the wild horse business, made his fortune. He had heard of the droves of wild horses that' ranged the prairie, and, with three younger brothers from Pike county. Mo., went there equipped with a half dozen race horses. His idea was to run down and rope the horses as the cowboys did cows. He made what is now Gove county, on the Smoky river, the base of his operations. He won not only a fortune, but the name of Wild Horse Johnson, which still clings* to him in his western Kansas home. 'We soon gave up trying to run horses down and changed to walking them down," Mr. Jorfhson said of his experienrs at that time. "We got a light wide-track buckboard. fitted with with provisions and a tent, and went to work. "Wild horses, like all prairie animals, travel In a circle. It was on that that we based our calculations. Our plan was to locate them, and then one of us would follow them the first round till they came back to the, starting point, "He then gave way to a second man and he to a third, until we had worn the wild horses out. We could then drive them easily Into a big chute we had constructed for that purpose. "One morning we located a bunch of . forty, led by a powerful, shaggy maned stallion, and I immediately started with the buckboard, arranging that my brother should meet me in five days at the point from where' I started. The stallion came out to examine me, at a respectful distance, and then, returning to his band, herded them together and started at a sweeping trot over the hill. "I located the trail and followed them in a walk. I never changed the gait, but continued in the same everlasting walk, walk, walk. I overtook them only once more that day. "The stallion came out to make a more thorough Inspection, and I recognized him as one that hunters had repeatedly tried tojcapture. No one had ever seen him break a trot. He could trot faster than any other horse in the bunch could run. I certainly did want to get that stallion. "The second day the stallion showed fight and I had to fire a blank cartridge at him to insure his respect. He did not stop for thirty miles. "The third day I overtook Ihem quite often and the fourth day oftener still. My team was not tired, for they had had regular feed and never went oui of a walk. The sixth day I came back to the place where we had first discovered them, having described a circle of more than 300 miles. "Before night my brother took up the trail with a fresh team. This time the circle was shorter and got back in four days. "Then another brother took it up and brought them back in four again. The fourth circle took but three days to cover, and by that time the herd was so tired and worn that they hadn't enough nerve to do anything. "Now was the time to strike. Mounted on racehorses and armed with blank cartridges and a few loaded ones, we started out to finish the work. Dashing in among the horses we ran them I Anf oncl o mnn/1 Hlro ? Int. Cit ill auu uui anu aivuiiu ??mv - ? ? ? chlckeqp. "The only one that had any spunk at all was the stallion. He showed fight and didn't pay any attention to the blank cartridges. Finally he starfed in to whip us all. "He began by grabbing one of our ponies by the neck and shaking him. There could be but one end, but I tell you I shut my eyes when I saw my brother's rifle go up. "II was easy then to corral the remainder of the herd and to drive them into the chute and then into the pen. Within three months those same horses were used for mounts for United States cavalrymen, and they were just about as tractable as any other horses in the regiment."?New York Sun. Wheat Superseding Rice. A strong point made by one of the flour mill magnates of the west is that, when any considerable number of the millions of China shall call for flour the entire wheat-growing area of the world will not be sufficient to supply the demand. "Even if all Japan should become a flour-eating people," he said, "the whole available supply of the Pacific coast would provide this commodity for only 20 per cent of the population of that Kingdom." There is likelihood, too, that a greater portion of the inhabitants of Japan will acquire the habit of using flour. It was represented to the Mikado by his ablest advisers that, in modeling the Japanese army on the latest military standard of the modern Powers, the important matter of diet had been -i?a?i? v>?oil modern U> CI IUV/IVCU. nut \JHIJ |K?.U M?* ? nations a standing army, but food for these formidable hosts consisted in great measure of wheat products. Rice eating regiments, it was feared, might not be able successfully to contend with a foe whose sinews were built of wheat. Japan, to be up-to-date, must maintain not only a big, well equipped and well drilled military force, but its soldiers, like the men of arms of other lands, must eat flour. So an imperial edict went forth recently: ?nd now every soldier in the army of Japan gets a daily ration of Oregon, Washington or California flour. This ukase of the emperor will mark the beginning of a very important chapter in commercial history, for this mandate on the part of the Mikado has already greatly stimulated the demand in the kingdom for wheat products, the peo- i pie being alert to keep abreast pf whatever is decided to be progress ' along modern lines.?Booklovers' Magazine. "HONEST INJUN." How the Chickaeawe Were Taught the Meaning of the Expression. Among: the earliest comers to the Hatchee country, in western Tennessee, was a Mr. Barnes, a blacksmith, who became a friend of the Chickasaw Indians and often mended their guns without charge. Barnes was a poor man, but obtaining on credit a donkey named Moses, which was valued at a considerable sum, he imported the animal and stabled it at the smithy, says the Youth's Companion. It was the flrat in that region. One morning he found the door open and Moses gone. He followed a trail to the bank of the river and lost it. The stream was in flood, and he believed his valuable animal was drowned. Unless he found some way to raise the money to pay for It he was a ruined man. Two months later a trading scow came down the Hatchee from Bolivar, and on the roof, spread out In the sun, was the hide of Moses, unmistakable In its soft and handsome grays. Barnes related his story to the trader and received the skin, which had been bought at Bolivar from a trader there. As no white man would have shot a donkey Barnes concluded that the Indians/ who had never seen one, but who were then hunting on the Hatchee, were the offenders. To trap them he tried a little stratagem. He organized a shooting contest and offered as a prize "the handsomest skin ever taken on the Hatchee, the pelt of a beautiful animal." A Chickasaw brave was the winner of the contest and claimed the prize. Barnes brought forward the skin of Moses and spread It on the ground. "There is your prize," he said. "Me shoot um! Me shoot um!" cried the winner, running to the skin and pointing to a bullet hole. Then he told how he had been wandering down the river bank and had seen this strange wild animal, like nothing he had ever seen before, breaking through the cane. He had shot it and sold the hide at Bolivar. He was delighted to get It back. This was what Barnes had hoped for. Standing, he addressed the Chickasaw?. "My brothers," he said, "you know me. I am a poor man, but I am a friend to the Chickasaws. I mend his gun for him and deal fairly by him. This animal was my white man's pony. I bought It far away and brought It here. It cost me much wampum, the price of many Indian ponies. To lose It will lose me all. It escaped me and went to the woods, and there a Chickasaw killed it. "When I am In Chickasaw country, I obey Chickasaw law. When Chickasaw is In white man's country, he should obey white man's law. White man's law Is that whoever kills my pony must pay me for It. What will The Indians had listened attentively. When he had finished, they went to their ponies, tethered nearby. The whites watched them meanwhile with intense Interest. The Indians untethered their ponies and brought them up. "Take um," they said. "Indian have only ponies. Give um all." "How many?" asked Barnes. "You say how many." Barnes appointed an appraiser, who selected a number of ponies equal in value to the donkey. These the blacksmith sold to his neighbors. The Indians gave up their hunt and went back to their villages, poorer, but satisfied. They had maintained, for their tribe at least, some claim to the title, "Honest Injun." TEST OF STRENGTH. Shows That the Elephant Is King and Man Is Left Far Behind. Elephants, camels, horses, zebus, and men measured their strength in a novel test held in Madison Square Garden yesterday. Special apparatus naa Deen aesigneu and made equal to the severest strain that could be placed upon it. All the long pulls and the strong pulls failed to destroy the registering ability, and sufficient data was obtained to deduce an Inference that at least 75 men would be required to hold an unruly elephant, and that the energy of the peaceful animal is not to be held lightly. "To test the machine," announced Mr. Allen, from an improvised rostrum, "one hundred men will pull on the ropes." A small army of employees was bulckly in position. They pulled rather aimlessly and the inventors of the machine announced "Six thousand seven hundred pounds, sixty-seven pounds to the man." With that the men looked at each other somewhat askance, and asked for another trial. "Later!" said Mr. Allen. Two chestnut draught horses weighing, it was said, 1,600 pounds each, next made a long pull at the end of an eighty-foot rope. They pulled and reared, but registered only 2,750 pounds. On a short hitch, close to the machine, this was increased to 3,750 pounds. Then four horses in similar hitch increased the tension to 5,125 and fell on the long puil to 3,750 pounds. Then entered a pair of camels, in leather harness. "These have never been harnessed before," said Mr. Allen, "and we expect very little, because the camel has better records in pulling in the opposite direction." There was an emphatic urging and the camels reared and plunged, gave several plaintive bleats and finally pulled heartily. "We are astonished," said Mr. Allen. "They have recorded 2,750 pounds." Zebus, the sacred cattle of India, were brought in but no amount of urging could make them lift the indicator above zero. They observed Sunday by absolute rest. Then the lOt men had another trial. "Hi, heave! HI, heave!" the circus j song rang out and rope and gear creaked and cracked. "Twelve thousand pounds." announced the dial keeper. Then 50 men pulled 4,100 pounds, and In an Imaginary tug of war Increased this to 8,700 pounds, the record breaker. Then Babe, an elephant, was an nounced to give an exhibition of pushing power. The name of Babe is a travesty. She is 50 years old and weighs six tons. First a big red circus wagon was rolled in and filled with men. The wagon weighed 4,500 pounds, the men at least two tons more. The big hawser was fastened beneath the wagon, led back to the steel eye of the huge register and Babe pushed against a padded plank across the end of the wagon. Before it brought up on the end of the rope it was trundled off like an Infant's carriage. When the strain came the keeper yelled, "Come Babe!"and the ponderous bulk pushed with her head obediently. "Forty-five hundred pounds!" cried the man at the register.?New York Herald. If Yqu Were Going To The St. Louis Exposition And should read a statement in these columns signed by myself, guaranteeing to furnish you with a round trip ticket, providing for all the comfort and conveniences furnished by the best American railroads today, at a cost of even $6.00 less than anybody else was offering, and not giving details as to how or why I could do It, don't you think you would at least investigate my claim? You certainly would, and If you found my claim correct you would certainly buy my ticket. Now I have been claiming In these columns for the past four years, and still make the claim, that as agent for the MUTUAL BENEFIT LIFE INSURANCE CO., I am in position to prove to all healthy people desiring life Insurance that I can furnish the "Best Policy in the Best Company" and at less cost than agents for any of the other companies, and have never yel failed to sustain my claim to the satisfaction of those who have lmpartlallj investigated. 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Newer Pall* to Beatore Gray Hair to it* Toothful Color. Core* ecalp dlaeaeea a hair falling. Repair Work If your watch, your clock or an) of your jewelry is in need of re pairs or cleaning, bring it to m< and let me to put it in gooc shape. .1 will do you a good job, do il nrntnntlv anrl at a fair orice. r r-.J r If you would have the best razor you ever used?Ou< that will do its work easily, anc will stay sharp?buy one of m> Griffon Carbo-Magnetic Razors. T. W, SPECK, The Jeweler. J. J. KELLER & CO., CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS We Need Them. From time to time we have LOANED to different parties Catalogues of House Plans. Catalogues of Steel Ceilings and Wainscoting. We need these catalogues and will very much appreciate the return of these hooks. If you have either one or both catalogues, please do us the kindness to either return the books or notify us in order that we may send for them. Look them up Today please. Respectfully, J. J. KELLER & CO. The Enauirer is prepared to execute your orders for Commercial Printing and solicits your orders, either large or small. W. o. RAWLS, PLUMBER AND STEAM FITTER. JUST A WORD We want everybody to know that we want all the business In our line that It is possible for us to get and to do. And we further want everybody to know that we do not want to do any work for anybody unless it is with a distinct understanding as to when the work is to be paid for. We make this statement because of the fact that during the past year or two we have been doing work for various parties wha have not come up to time with the coin of the realm. In other words we have several hundred dollars' worth of accounts on which we are unable to realize. We are not in business for fun or for our health, but with the intention of doing good honest work for which we expect to receive prompt settlements when the work is done. We have adopted the rule of "NO MONEY, NO WORK." and will stick to this rule In future. We thank our customers who pay, for past favors, and solicit further business. W. 0. RAWL8. Commercial t Printing. We respectfully solicit your orders for all kinds of the better grade ot COMMERCIAL PRINTING. We are especially well equipped to do this class of printing, and will be pleased to furnish estimates and samples on either large or small quantities. ) When you want a Handbill, Dodget Folder, Booklet, Catalogue, Office Stationery, Pay Envelopes, or any specially ruled work let us irake you an estimate. We will give you a close price on ' the best grade of work. Law Briefs and Arguments- are our specialties, and we do the best work* at the lowest price. L. M. GRISTS SONS, Printers. PHOTOGRAPHY IS ASJ ART AND It takes an artist to be a photographer. One who is not an art^ ist doesn't stand much of a chance of making a success at photography. I have given years of study to this es, pecial line and I can say with pride 3 that my work will compare favorably > with that of any photographer in this " section. r The best and most perfect photo- . graphs are the result of experience and not experiments. I do ail of my _ developing, retouching and finishing, thereby obtaining the best possible results. As Far As Prices . Are concerned, you need not worry yourself along that score. I know that my prices are reasonable and you will agree with me when I tell you what they are. I am also prepared to develop and print pictures taken with pocket cameras. If you have a Kodak or Vive or any other camera, and for any reason you can't develop and print your pictures, bring them to me at my gallery on West Liberty street. J. R. SCHORB. SOUTHERN RAILWAY ' r/>uprMM re LUV kkwi The following changes In the schedr ule became effective on the Southern Rallwway, March 7, 1904: No.. 13, daily, leave Charleston 7.30 a. m., arrive Columbia at 11.40 a. m. No. 117 daily except Sunday, leave Klngville 4.10 p. m., arrive Camden 6 p. m., arriving Rock Hill 8.35 p. m., connecting with Savannah division No. 34. No. 113, daily, leave Klngville 11 a. m., arrive Camden 12.30 p. m.; leave Camden 12.35 p. m., arrive Rock Hill 3.35 p. m.; leave Rock Hill 3.40 p. m., arrive Yorkville 4.27 p. m:; Blacksburg 5.55 p. m. No. 114, daily, leave Blacksburg 6.50 a. m.; arrive Yorkville 8.11 a. m; arrive Rock Hill, 8.60 a. m.; leave Rock Hill 9.30 a. m., connecting with Savannah division No. 33; arrive Camden 12.55' p. m., leave Camden 2 p. m.t arrive " Klngville 3.45 p. m. No. 118, daily except Sunday, will continue to leave Rock Hill at 6.35 a. - m., and arrive Klngville 10.46 a. m., as In the past. No. 136, dally, leave Marlon 6.25 p. m.; arrive Blacksburg 8.30 p. m., leave Blacksburg 8.40 p. m.; arrive Rock Hill, 10.30 p. m. Train No. 135. Lv. Rock Hill 5.30 a. m. , Ar Blacksburg 7.40 a. m. Lv. Blacksburg 7.55 a. m. Ar. Marion 10.45 a. m. W. H. TAYLOE, ' Asst. General Passenger Agent. [ CHEAP EXCURSION RATES j VIA SOUTHERN RAILWAY. t The Southern Railway announces the following very low Excursion rates to the following points named ? below: ; NASHVILLE, TENN., and return, I account meeting "Peabody Normal 1 Summer School,' June 8th, to August r 3rd, 1904, at the very low rate of one first-class fare plus 25 cents for the round trip. rrX-AVT'TT T T7? mT7?XTXT aw/4 va+livn IV J. ^ y/A V lUAJIi, atiU a u?,ut *(| account "Summer School" from June 28, to August 5th, 1904, at the very low rate of one flrst-class fare plus 25 cents. NASHVILLE, TENN., and return, account meeting "Southern Baptist , Convention and Auxiliary Societies," May 12 to 18, 1904, at the very low rate of one first-class fare plus 25 cents. DETROIT, MICH., and return, account "Baptist Young People's Union of America. International Convention," July 13 to 15, 1904, at the very low rate of one flrst-class fare plus 50 cents. ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., and return, account "Imperial Council Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mys I- T?l? 10 t? 1 E IQfU at fho rate of one first class fare plus $1.00 for the round trip. MONTEAGLE, TENN., and return, account "Woman's Congress," from August 1st to 7th, 1904, at rate of one first-class fare plus 25 cents for the round trip. MONTEAGLE, TENN., and return, account "Monteagle Sunday School Institute," from August 15 to 30, 1904, at the very low rate of one first-c'ass fare plus 25 cents for the round ip. MONTEAGLE, TENN., and return, account "Monteagle Bible School," from July 4 to August 4th, 1904, at the very low rate of one first-class fare plus 25 cents for the round trip. ATHENS, GA., and return, account "Summer School" from July 5, to August 6, 1904, at the very low rate of one first-class fare plus 25 cents for the round trip.