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Yes or No? "Lawyers, in their cross-examinations, have no right to browbeat innocent and wel^intentioned witnesses," said Mayor Jones of Cleveland. "When a lawyer, misconducting himself in this way, gets the worst of it, it is a good thing. It teaches him a lesson. "An honest old gentleman was being cross-examined the other day in an Ohio court. " 'Was the defendant's tone, then, angry?' said the cross-examining lawyer to him. 'Well, if it were not?' he began but the lawyer Interrupted. " 'Come, come. We have had enough of "wells" and "buts." Give me a plain answer. Was his voice angry? Yes or no?' " 'Really,' said the witness, 'I can't, In justice to au concerned, repiy yes or "no" to such a question. Either answer would be misleading. You see, I?* " 'Do you mean to say,' shouted the lawyer, 'that there is any question in the world to which a plain yes or no could not be answered?' " 'I do,' said the old man quietly. " 'Could you put such a question to me?' " 'I could.' " 'Do it, then. Do it at once, sir. I defy you to ask me a question that I cannot answer with a straightforward yes or no.' "The old gentleman leaned forward, and, smiling a little, he addressed the lawyer, slowly and deliberately, with these words: " "Will you tell us whether, in your own opinion?in your own opinion, mind you, for no one else can have any possible doubt upon the subject? will you tell us whether you are ?s big an idiot as you look?'" For the Incidental Features.? Several Presbyterian clergyman were At 1 *U - In UlSHJUSSUlg Lilt; UC^ClV^lUCiil wi VUW * ? stitutional church. One of the party expressed the opinion that executive and social ability in a pastor had over shadowed his preaching powers, which moved a former moderator to tell this story on himself: "Not long ago one of the women of my congregation came to me to ask why I did not get an assistant. " 'But I do not need one, madam,' I assured her. When she insisted that I did I endeavored to find out what she thought such an assistant could do to relieve me of a portion of my pastoral work. " 'Would you have him to make the pastoral calls?' I asked. " 'Of course not. You would continue to visit us.' " 'Would you want the assistant to baptize your children?' " 'No.' '"Or to visit you when you are ill?' " 'Certainly not. No one could take your place for that.' "Further questions met with like replies, so finally I asked in desperation: " 'Then Mrs. , what would you have the assistant do?' " Vah mlo-Kt lot him rlr\ tho nro.iph ing.'" What Brought a Reply.?A popular Washington youth remained out a great deal later than usual a few nights ago, and for obvious reasons thought it wise to remove his shoes in the vestibule of his home and ascend the stairway as quietly as possible, in the hope of not arousing his parents. It was an old, old scheme, of course, but he thought it would work. All went well until the son of the house was a little above the second story landing. Then he was startled to hear the voice of his father thunder: "Is that you, Walter?" No answer. Walter thought his sire might conclude that he had not heard anything after all, so remained quiet as a mouse, but again came the demand, more emphatic than before: "Is that you Walter?" Still no answer. There was a pause, and then the significant and startling click of a revolver. Again, in calm, but determined tone: "Is that you, Walter? "Y-e-s. s-i-r." Walter hurriedly shouted, his teeth chattering with fright. He has decided to walk upstairs boldly and loudly on all occasions hereafter.?Washington Star. A Misunderstanding.?James R. Young, insurance commissioner of North Carolina, narrated, at a banquet in Raleigh, some of the vicissitudes of an insurance man's work. "An agent in Wilson," he said, "told me the other day about an experience that he had with a cotton planter. "This planter, having decided to insure his life, was filling in the usual printed list of questions. "When he came to the sterotyped queries, 'age of father, if living,' and 'age of mother, if living,' he thought a little while, and then put down his father's age at 117 years, and his mother's at 119. " 'By Jove,' said the agent, 'you come of a long-lived family, don't you?' "'Why, no; not particular,' the planter replied. " 'But your father and mother ' " 'Oh, they're dead,' the planter interrupted. 'They died young. But the paper asks for their age "if living," so that is what I put down.'" Had Eaten the Details.?The editor of a country newspaper is often his own reportorial staff as well, and some of his experiences when out after news would make interesting reading. The editor of a flourishing journal in a northern California town recently called at the "home of the bride's parents" the day after the wedding. He was desirous of telling his readers ail about the event and wished to give the young couple a good send off as well. The bride's mother met him. "Good morning. Mrs. Jones!" said the editor. "I've called to get some of the details of the wedding." "Goodness." replied Mrs. Jones, in dismay. "They're all gone. You ought to have come last night. They ate every scrap."?San Francisco Bulletin. pijsccUancou* grading. FROM CONTEMPORARIES. News and Comment That Is of More or Less Local Interest. CHESTER. Lantern, July 19: When Mr. Robert Lindsay went into Lindsay Mercantile company's store Sabbath after preaching. he found the back door standing open. Some one had been in the store either the night previous or that morning. The back window had been forced open and entrance was made into the building. No goods of importance were missing, a few umbrellas, chewing gum and a few other articles being missed. The thief very evidently was after money, for he tried to force open both money tills, but failed. The safe was undisturbed Invitations ? l.._j tn an at nave oeen reueivcu m vuco^& w v?.??. home Thursday evening given by Miss Mary Durham of Halsellville, complimentary to her visiting friends, Miss Wardlaw of Columbia, Miss Patterson of Chester, and Miss Cooner of Richburg A.fter an illness of three weeks, Mr. David M. Bankhead passed quietly away at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. His body was taken to Winnsboro Saturday morning, and after funeral services conducted in Zion Presbyterian church by Dr. Charles R. Hyde and Rev. C. G. Brown, assisted by Rev. Mr. Byrd of Wlnnsboro, was laid in the grave nearby. Mr. Bankhead was in his 28th year. For nearly three years he has been a very popular salesman in S. M. Jones & Co's store Mr. H. W. Hafner and daughters, Misses Mary and Leila, Miss Belle Simrlll and her friend. Miss Augusta Sprott of Spartanburg, who arrived yesterday, left this morning for St. Louis to attend the World's Fair. Mr. Walter Waters was also a member of the party Mrs. W. G. Coffin and children and Master DeWitt Bowen of Atlanta, are visiting Mrs. L. T. Nichols. Complimenta. / to Miss Grace Coffin and Master DeWitt Bowen, Miss Ethel Nichols entertained a few of her friends last Friday evening A marriage took place in Chester last night about 8.3U O'CIOCK wnicn surpnaeu ojmost everybody. Miss Marie Anderson, daughter of Policeman J. R. Anderson was married to Mr. H. W. Ligon of Cheraw, Dr. Charles R. Hyde performing the ceremony. The young couple left on the 11.06 train last night for Winnsboro.... Jim Dixon was shot and almost instantly killed at Harmony Methodist church, colored, near Edgmoor, Saturday afternoon at about 6 o'clock. The negroes of that community had come together to enjoy a picnic, and as is so often the case they left in a row. Dixon, who is said to have been a bully, a noted blind tiger, was promiscuously exhibiting his pistol, endeavoring to frighten the crowd. Then a general fire opened upon Dixon. Robert and Mac McCorkle and Ed Walls being the men who did the shooting. Coroner J. Henry Gladden held an inquest Sunday afternoon with Mr. R. J. White as foreman of the jury, and Drs. Gaston and Kell holding the post mortem. The verdict of * u ~ +Ka* Tim TUvfkn PfimP to U1C JU? J ? ?< V???. his death by pistol shots at the hands of Robert and Mac McCorkle and Ed Walls. GASTON. Gastonia News, July 19: Charley Morrow who got his legs cut off some time ago by 35, was putting some coca cola bottles on ice at his ice cream stand at the Loray yesterday, and got a bad cut on the hand by one of the bottles bursting. He was brought to town and his hand was dressed by Dr. Bunting Rev. M. MjO. Shields' will go to Carthage this week to see his sister. He will spend a week or two and come back to resume his pastorate of the Presbyterian church. He was granted a vacation of a month, but will not be gone that long. ....Miss Belle Wilson, who has been visiting friends in Yorkville, returned yesterday Miss Eva Ross of Gaffney, sang a solo "The Good Shepherd" at the First Presbyterian church Sunday night. Miss Ross has a sweet, clear voice and sings with much effect. Miss Ross is one of Gaffney's most charming young ladies, and is a favorite in Gastonia. Miss Ross and her sister. Miss Ethel Ross of OUffney and Misses Mattie Caldwell and Bessie Adams are a pretty group of young ladies, the guests of Miss Pansy Tray wick The town council has passed an ordinance against fast running of trains through town and fast riding on Main street. Freight trains must not be run faster than six miles an hour between the C. & N.-.W. crossing and the Southern tank crossing and not faster than fifteen miles in the corporate limits. Passenger troinc mncf nnt hp run f.'iSt pr than fifteen miles an hour between the two crossings and not faster than thirty miles in the corporate limits. The penalty for a violation of the ordinance is $10. The council has also passed an ordinance forbiding the running of vehicles, automobiles, motorcycles, etc., on any street faster than ten miles an hour, and placed the penalty at $5. Notices of the ordinances have been tacked up at various places in town Robert Jackson, son of J. Frank Jackson, broke his right collar bone yesterday by 'falling from a bicycle on a hill at Crowders creek while on his way to his father's farm. He is able to be out, but the break is painful James Ferguson of Pleasant Ridge, whose illness has been noted in The News, died Thursday night about 9.30 o'clock. The remains were buried at Pisgah Friday at noon. Rev. R. M. Stevenson of Clover, conducting the exercises. A large number of people attended the iunerai. air. rerguson uveu wiui ms daughter, Mrs. Sam L. Parham. He was 81 years old the 29th of last September. He was active in life and was stricken with paralysis sometime ago and gradually grew weaker. He was married to Miss Catharine Smith, who died about eight years ago. He leaves two brothers, Alfonl and Benton Ferguson of Pleasant Ridge. He had four daughters, Mrs. Sam L. Parham of Pleasant Ridge, Mrs. Wm. Adams of Oastonia. Mrs. W. A. Falls and Mrs. T. L. Falls of Pleasant Ridge. One son. James Ferguson, Jr., survives. Mr. Ferguson was a devoted member of the Crowders Creek A. R. P. church and was a good citizen and will be greatly missed in his community. Rrttrr Than a Lawyer.?Congressman Joseph T. Robinson, of Arkansas tells of an old negro who was charged with having stolen a hog. The facts were all against him. He had no counsel, and when the judge asked him if he wanted a lawyer assigned to defend him, he declared he did not "But you are entitled to a lawyer," the court explained, "and you might as well have the benefit of his services." "Yoar Honor would jest gimme some cheap white trash lawyer," the old darkey replied, "and he wouldn't do me no good. If it's jes de same to Yoar Honor, I'd ruther depen' on de ign'rance ob de court."?New York Times. SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY. Progress In Arc-Lighting?A British Call to Science?An Interesting Mammal?Ships In Shoal Water?An Electricity Generating Alloy?Lightning Holes?Laboratory Gems?New Galvanizing?Earth Wabbling by Earthquakes. The new arc-lamp of Andre Blondel, the French engineer, claims three substantial improvements, viz.: One of the carbons contains certain salts that increase the luminosity; the positive carbon in the direct current lamps is placed at the bottom; and a reflector encircles the upper carbon. The efficiency is much increased by these features. The light can be varied considerably and made much whiter than the ordinary arc, and the light' is very brilliant and economical, comparison with a different type of arc-lamp having shown six times the candle-power from an expenditure of a third as much current. The improved arc seems to mark an advance of much importance. The deterioration of British wheat calls for scientific remedy. The area cultivated in the British Isles is stated by Mr. A. D. Hall to have fallen from 3,500,000 acres in 1876 to 1,500,000 in 1903, and foreign wheats now command much higher prices and make larger loaves, the home wheat having become materially poorer than It was twenty years ago. Mr. Hall calls for efforts at improvement. He sees no hope except in the cross-fertilization of good British and American and colonial wheat, and the selection of a grain containing strength, cropping powers and good straw. Another writer suggests that practical results are more likely to follow deep cultivation. A remarkable paca-like rodent described by Prof. C. Peters in 1870, under the name of Dinomys branicki, has been known by a single specimen found near a house in Lima, and this lone animal has represented not only a species but a genus and even a family by Itself. Other specimens are now reported to be living in a Para museum. The influence of the depth of the sea on the speed of ships has been tested by the German navy in the Baltic, torpedo boats being used for the experiments, and the results axe curious and interesting. At twelve knots no influence was shown. At fifteen to twenty-one knots shallow water acted as a serious check; but while in four fathoms of water the horsepower needed to maintain twenty knots was double that required for the same speed in ten fathoms or more, the worst results at twenty-two to twenty-six knots were obtained in ten to twelve fathoms and the shoals of four fathoms gave the least resistance. A remarkable property of aluminum and tin alloys has been described by Hector Pechaux to the Paris Academy. When freshly-filed surfaces of four different mixtures of these two metals were plunged into cold distilled water, bubbles of oxygen and hydrogen were given off for two or three minutes, but neither of the metals nor an unfiled surface of the alloys gave any such effect. It is supposed that tempering in casting separated the two metals into juxtaposed molecules, which formed a thermo-electric couple and generated, an electric current until cooled to the temperature of the "water. During an early morning thunderstorm in April, a fireball descended at Earl's Fee, in Essex, England, with a blinding flash and a terrifie explosion. After dawn, three distinct sets of holes, ranging from 9 inches down to 1 inch, were found in the stiff yellow clay of an oatfield, these holes being perfectly circular, as clean cut as though bored with an auger, and ta peri lip downward to ine rounaeu oottoms. A convenient pyrometer is said to be a series of alloys of silver, lead and copper. A composition of 9 parts of lead and 1 of silver melts at 400? C.; 3 of lead and 1 of silver, at 500?; 6 of lead and 4 of silver, at 600?; and 8 of silver and 2 of copper, at 850?. The artificial ruby seems destined to become a commercial success if the artificial diamond does not. By the process of M. Verneuil, the French chemist, the ruby is produced by melting a mixture of alumina and oxide of chrome at a constant temperature of several thousand degrees, and in layers superposed from the outside to the inside, in order to prevent cracks in the crystalline mass. The extreme temperature necessary is obtained from a vertical oxy-hydrogen blowpipe with a downward, directed flume, and the hardness of the stone is secured by an energetic tempering through suddenly suspending the action of the blowpipe. The product has admirable fluorescence, on account of its great purity. It has all the physical properties of the natural ruby, and can be cut and given a very beautiful polish. One artificial ruby already made is valued at $600. Zinc is the most effective coating for protecting iron and steel, and this is usually applied by dipping the shaped metal in molten zinc, but electrozincing or cold galvanizing is used for special classes of work. A new process is known as "Sherardizing." It consists in freeing the iron from scale and oxide by any method, and then placing it in a closed iron receptacle charged with zinc dust and heating to 500? or 600? F. for a" few hours. The heat Is 200? below the melting point of zinc. The iron becomes coated with a fine homogenous covering of zinc, and the low temperature necessary makes the process cheap, while the iron is deteriorated less than by hot dipping. The small irregular displacement of the earth's poles has been attributed by Prof. John Milne, to earthquakes, and now it seems that measurements by the Meteorological Institute at Rome give striking confirmation of the theory. The great earthquakes register movements--such as the sinking of a sea bed or lising of a continent?that must change the distribution of the earth's mass and the position of its axis. GUNS OF LEATHER. Tibetans Still Use Those Made In Primitive Manner. We are told that In the action of Red Idol Gorge the Tibetans used about twenty leather cannon and jlngals, says the London Standard. The fact would be simply amusing if several hundred of the poor wretches had not been shot down with magazine rifles and Gatlings and mountain guns. That spoils the fun of the announcement. Though our generals and soldiers are blameless, to the public it seems almost as cruel as the massacre of unarmed men. Leather guns at best take rank with bows and arrows?so we are apt to think in these days of scientific weapons. But that depends on the manufacture and use made of them. As regards the former point we have no information yet, but the Tibetans contrived to maintain a uuiiniluuua 111 c iui iiv/ oiiian ni/uv? v. time apparently. They began as soon as the troops came in sight, and persevered through a snow storm that lasted an hour. If the balls had hit they would have done their work as effectually as the best rifled ordinance. But "all the missiles fell short." That was not necessarily because the guns were made of leather. One of the most important battles in the history of the world was decided by such artillery, and the struggle between King and Parliament in this country might have assumed another form but for leather guns. The credit of the invention is assigned to Robert Scot, a scion of the house of Beautrie, who levied two hundred men for the service of Gustavus Adolphus. That great soldier always welcomed novelties, and Scot speedily convinced him that his con, trivance would be useful. A cannon of leather, strongly bound with iron, could be turned out of any dimensions required in a couple of days, and it would bear at least fifty discharges. Accordingly, Gustavus made great use or tnem. Jtroviaing an exira before the battle of Leipslc, he silenced Tilly's artillery and won the day. Scotch soldiers returning home, when the religious troubles began, did not forget this useful invention. A son of the Earl of Haddington set up a foundery of leather guns for the equipment of the Covenanting army in 1639. At Newtownford they proved their value. The works raised by Charles to protect his passage of the river crumbled before them, and the English soldiers, delighted with the excuse, quietly walked away in diffent directions. But John Evelyn records a tradition that Henry VII used "greate leatherne guns" at the siege of Boulogne; in fact, the things themselves were shown at the Tower in his time. Evelyn adds: "My Lord Herbert in his history doubts." But if Lord Herbert, writing early in the seventeenth century, refers to leather guns, whether used by Henry VII or another, it is clear enough that Scot was not the first inventor. The strangest material ever used for artillery is, no doubt, ice, but we are assured by the most serious historians that four guns and. two mortars so constructed were fired six times each without bursting. It was at the marriage of Prince Galitzin, one of the brutal Jests which amused the Empress Anne of Russia. The prince, an ami- J able and intelligent veteran, was her favorite butt; as a crowning stroke of her humor she married him to a poor woman of 85, and presented the un- ] happy couple with a palace, furnished from attic to cellar?but the building and all In It was ice. After a banquet and a ball, which must have been uncommonly chilly, bride and bridegroom were undressed and laid upon a nuptial bed of Ice, while four guns and two mortars outside, also of ice, discharged salvoes. So they remained shut in till morning. The jest proved killing to both. But terra cotta, as a material for cannon, is almost as strange as ice. It has been used, nevertheless, though not exactly for warlike purposes. Some fifty years ago a number of terra cotta guns, with a store of terra cotta balls, were found in a tomb upon the island of Chlmal, in Southern Mexico. They were good imitations of Spanish pieces in the time of the Conquest, nearly five feet long. It is suggested that the Indians made them after Cortez had passed through the country, hoping, perhaps, that when they had cannon like his in appearance, by some mystic power the things would "go off" and kill people. Of golden artillery there are several examples. The Geakwar of Barodahas two, which would not be ineffective, probably, for they are lined with steel, but the casings of gold are substantial enough to be valued at ?10,000 each. Devout Mahrattas travel far to "do poojuh" before these precious engines. We never heard of wooden guns, ex cepting "dummies," such as the uninese government mounted on the walls of Pekin. But Carlyle mentions a project for manufacturing them, submitted to the committee de salut public: , "One citizen has wrought out the scheme of a wooden cannon which France shall exclusively profit by in the first instance. It is to be made of staves by the coopers?of almost boundless calibre, but uncertain as to strength." The Knights of Malta invented a species of artillery all their own. We have a pleasant description of it in "Brydone's Travels," a book deservedly , renowned in its day, not yet universally forgotten. He saw Malta when the rule of the knights was just coming to an end, and very curious are his observations. Upon the top of the cliff, wherever an enemy might land, the engineers sank poles in the living rock?gigantic mortars, as it were. In some cases the diameter was as much O do oia icci, aim mc auiaiicdi nciu a barrel of gunpowder. Upon the charge lay a wooden cover, exactly fitting, on which was placed stones, cannon balls and fragments of metal, the whole rammed tight. The biggest would discharge forty tons of these miscellaneous projectiles in a shower, covering a space of two hundred or three hundred yards. The crew of the stoutest ironclad would be very uncomfortable when the shower of bowlders descended from the sky like a volcanic eruption, even if the vessel were not seriously damaged. But the contrivance was never tested, apparently. We re call the Invention of Napier of Murchiston, which was guaranteed to clear an area of four miles circumference, annihilating all objects thereon above twelve inches high. Sir Thomas Urquhart says that it was rashly tried on a large plain, when "many sheep and cattle were blown Into space." But it Is not made clear that Urquhart saw the wonder with his own eyes, which is pretty strong evidence that he did not. According to Napier's own description, It was a "shot which ranged abroad within the whole appointed space, not departing forth till it had executed Its whole strength by destroying those that be within the bounds of the said place." The dis coverer of logarithms was a most responsible personage, whose assertions are not to be lightly dismissed, but we really cannot accept this. Another invention was a mirror like that of Archimedes, but "improved to reflect artificial fire." A third was a closed and fortified carriage to bring arquebusiers into the midst of the enemy. Yet another was "a device for sailing under water," but perhaps he did not complete this, which is numbered among the "stratagems for harming the enemy, which by the grace of God and the work of expert craftsmen I hope to perform." On his deathbed, however, Murchiston refused to tell the secret of these machines, saying that "too many devices for the ruin and overthrow of man have been framed already." This was the last vpnr nf thp slvtppnth ppnturv. Two of the inventions described are actually in use now?armor plated carriages and submarine boats?but we dare not conclude, unfortunately, that Napier forestalled modern science three hundred years ago. So a contemporary account of Sir William Petty's wonderful discoveries mentions "a wheele to run races with." This looks very like a bicycle, but, in fact, no doubt it was the "hobby" which, overlooked for generations, on a sudden became "the rage" in the beginning of the last cen.tury?a wheel propelled by the rider's feet, which touched the ground on either side. But this is wandering from our theme. We have learned that the more ingenious and the more destructive, potentially, our warlike engines may be, the less suffering they actually cause. More men were killed and hurt by the leather guns of Gustavus Adolphus than by our magazine rifles and Maxims during the Boer war. Life, Death and Love. A woman lay with closed eyes and quiet breath waiting to welcome an angel whose presence seemed to overshadow the white-curtained room. A man knelt beside the bed, the woman's hand pressed elosp in his against his cheek, while his lips moved as if in prayer. In the room were Life, Death and Love. "What have you given her?" questioned Death of Life. "I brought her my beat gifts," answered Life: "youth, health, beauty, Joy and love." "Has Love brought her good gifts?" again asked Death. Said Love with wistful eyes, "I brought her brave, bright hours, sunshine and laughter, happiness, and glory in living, and then a heavy cross. The sunshine she shed all about her, even with the fading of Life's glory; the cross hidden deep in her soul cast out self and made a new radiance and beauty there." "Let her come to me," said Death. "Life had much to give, but peace and rest are not for Life to bestow. Love would give all, but must reckon with the human heart. I will crown and glorify and bless her." Life fled from the quiet room with a sigh and one whispered, tender word; but Love lingered, brave even in the full presence of Death. "What of him?"-~said Love, pointing to the kneeling figure. "He made the cross?" Death asked. "Yes," said Love, weeping. "We must teach him," said Death, "What he could not learn from Life." ?L. M. S., in the Outlook. ' ~ Wg \ ? t - ^y-*? ~'jtit^ WILL N. YOU REMEMBER WILL N. Author of "Abner Daniel" and have secured for our columns h The Su A good wholesome story that b the emotional tear.?New York' Read The In This Pa HIS TIME WAS VALUABLE. | But the Nervy Book Agent Was Willing to Pay the Price. Senator W. A. Clark detests nothing more than to be interrupted when busy, says an exchange. One day he was in his office engrossed In a business conversation when a petite woman carrying a black bag entered. With a compelling smile and an insinuating manner she approached the surly millionaire. Utterly Insensible to his repellant and indifferent to his abrupt manner she drew from the depths of the bag a handsomely bound volume, the merits and beauties of which she began to eloquently descant upon. Failing to embarrass her with Arctic frigidity and impatient at her persistence under rebuffs all but vulgar he turned suddenly upon the chattering i woman and asked: "Madam, do you* know what my ! time is worth?" ( She confessed it was a conundrum. "Well," he said petulantly, "it's worth i $30 an hour." He turned away with the air of one ( who had settled the matter definitely beyond any further controversy. But he didn't know the woman. "Oh, I'm so grateful to you, Mr. Clark," she replied with a tone of pathos in her voice. "Thirty dollars an hour, did you say?" "Yes, that's what I said, and it's cheap at that," and he smiled cynically. "Oh. I know it is dirt cheap." she chirruped with winsome blitheness. "I i am so glad you told me " rummaging in her reticule, from which she quickly fished out a purse filled with currency. Moving near to the astonished millionaire, who now regarded her movements with unfeigned curiosity, she counted two bills, a ten and a five, off the roll. These she pushed along the top of the sloping desk to ward him and said: "Yes, I'm glad you told me, because I hadn't expected to get it so .cheap. There is J15. Now I want a half hour of your uninterrupted attention while I talk to you about ] this book." Clark pushed back the money and subscribed and paid for two copies of the book. &*> Put out the lamp of works and you lose the light of faith. i PHOTOGRAPHY IS J&.TST ivriT AND it takes an artist to be a pho- I tographer. One who is not an artist doesn't stand much of a chance ot making a success at photography. J have given years of study to this especial line and I can say with pride that my work will compare favorably with that of any photographer in this ' section. 1 The best and most perfect photographs are the result of experience and not experiments. I do all of my developing, retouching and finishing, thereby obtaining the best possible results. I As Far As Prices ] Are concerned, you need not worry ; yourself along that score. I know that mv nrloes are reasonable and VOU will J ^ agree with me when I tell you what ! they are. I am also prepared to devel op and print pictures taken with pock- : et 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 J gallery on West Liberty street. J. R. SCHORB. WILLIS'S BARBER SHOP. WE handle laundry, collecting and delivering it promptly. We take pleasure in giving the best possible service. 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Chester -.Lv 9 00am 4 30am A.irlee Lv 9 08am 4 42am lxjwrys Lv 9 18am 4 57am McConnells Lv 9 28am 5 17am 3uthrles Lv 9 33am 5 27am Yorkvllle Lv 9 48am 5 57am Filbert Lv 10 00am 6 36am [Hover Lv 10 11am 6 53am Bowlin Lv 10 19am 7 24am Crowders Lv 10 24am 7 32am Sastonla Lv 10 38am 9 00am Llncolnton Lv 11 50am 10 45am Newton Lv 12 28pm 12 15pm Hickory Lv 12 57pm 2 45pm Lenoir Ar 2 10pm 5 05pm Southbound. I'sssesger. Mixed. Lenoir Lv 2 40pm 4 00am Hickory Lv 3 32pm 6 05am Newton Lv 3 59pm 7 20am Llncolnton Lv 4 37pm 8 25am Gastonia Lv 5 25pm 1 30pm Crowders Lv 5 42pm 1 50pm Bowlin Lv 5 46pm 2 00pm Clover Lv 5 54pm 2 15pm Filbert Lv 6 05pm 2 50pm yorkville Lv 6 14pm 3 05pm Guthries Lv 6 32pm 3 44pm McConnells Lv 6 37pm 3 53pm Lowrys Lv 6 48pm 4 12pm Alrlee Lv 6 59pm 4 31pm Chester Ar 7 07pm 4 45pm CONNECTIONS. Chester?Southern Ry., S. A. L. and L. & C. Yorkville?Southern Railway. Gastonia?Southern Railway. Lincolnton?S. A. L. Newton?Southern Railway. Hickory?Southern Railway. Lenoir?Blowing Rock *Stage Line and C. & N. E. F. REID, G. P. A., Chester, S. C. CHEAP EXCURSION RATES VIA SOUTHERN RAILWAY. The Southern Railway announces the following very low Excursion rates to the following points named below: KNOXVILLE, TENN., and return, account "Summer School" from June 28, to August 6th, 1904, at the very low rate of one first-class fare plus 25 cents. , 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-cla is fare plus 25 cents for the round trip. 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. SOUTHERN RAILWAY SCHEDULES. No. 114, Southbound?Blackaburg to Charleston?Daily. Lv. Blacksburg 8.45a.m. Lv. Smyrna 9.10a.m. Lv. Hickory Grove a.zua.m. Lv. Sharon 9.31a.m. Lv. Yorkville 9.45a.m. Lv. Tirzah . 9.57a.m. Ar. Rock Hill 10.15a.m. Lv. Rock II1U 10.30a.m. Lv. Catawba Junction 10.55a.m. Lv. Lancaster 11.40a.m. Lv. Camden 2p.m. Ar. Kingville 3.45p.m. Ar. Columbia 9.25p.m. Ax. Charleston 7.45p.m. No. 114 leaves Clackaburg after arrival of No. 36 fr<.m Atlanta. No. 113, Northbound?Charleston to Blacksburg?Daily. Lv. Charleston 7.30a.m. Lv. Columbia 7.20a.m. Lv. Kingville 11.00a.m. Lv. Camden 12.35p.m. Lv. Lancaster 2.23p.m. Lv. Catawba Junction 2.45p.m. Lv. Roclc Hill 3.05p.m. Lv. Tin;ah 3.25p.m. Lv. Yorkville 3.37p.m. Lv. Sharon 3.54p.m. Lv. Hickory Grove 4.06p.m. Lv. Smyrna 4.16p.m. Ar. Blacksburg 4.35p.m. No. 113 connects at Blacksburg with Trains Nos. 12, 36 and 40 for Charlotte and Washington. No. 135, Northbound?Rock Hill to Marion?Daily. Lv. Rock Hill 6.00a.m. Lv. Tirzah 6.19a.m. Lv. Yorkville 6.30a.m. r .. C IKq m L>V . CIIUIUU . Lv. Hickory Grove 7.00a.m. A.r. Blacksburg 7.40a.m. Lv. Blacksburg 8.10a.m. A.r. Marion 10.45a.m. No. 135 connects at Blaoksburg with trains both north and south. No. 136, Southbound?Marion to Rock Hill?Daily. Lv. Marion 5.25p.m. Lv. Blacksburg 8.45p.m. Lv. Smyrna 9.10p.m. Lv. Hickory Grove 9.23p.m. Lv. Sharon 9.38p.m. Lv. Yorkville 9.54p.m. Lv. Tirzah 10.10p.m. \r. Rock Hill 10.30p.m. No. 136. leaves Blacksburg, south* sound, after arrival of No. 40 from Atanta, and connects at Rock Hill with No. 29 for Columbia. For further information apply to any \gent of the Southern Railway, or to FtOBT. W. HUNT, Division Passenger ^.gent, Charleston, or to BROOKS VIORGAN, A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga. ?hc ^(orluillc (Enquirer. 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