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tumorous department.
Knew Hie Business.?"Susie," said
the handsome plumber laying down his
tools, which he had taken up by mistake,
"Susie, I loves yer!"
"Get along now, do," sniggered the
coy kitchen maid. "You're joking!"
"No, I ain't," said the man of pipes
and screws. "I mean it, straight."
"Well, why didn't you choose time for
love-making when I'm not too busy?"
answered the basement Venus, with a
pout. Can't you see I'm washing up?"
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All I 15111, OUOIV, UV*? V QVV
Look here, if I spins out this job so
that it lasts till tomorrow afternoon,
will you promise to get your work out
of the way, so that we can chat things
over like?'.'
"Tomorrow afternoon, indeed!" snapped
Susie. "You ain't in a hurry, I
must say. What's the matter with tonight?"
"Tonight, in my own time!" retorted
the plumber scornfully. "I don't
think!"?Tit-Bits. 1
Saying the Right Thing.?"I don't
seem to be able to say the right thing
to women," a bashful young man confided
to us the other day, "and that's
why I don't shine in society. I'll tell
you an instance of it. Not long ago I
met a woman I hadn't seen for years
and I could see that she was trying to :
keep young. So I thought I'd say a 1
graceful thing to her. '
" 'You carry your age remarkably '
well,' says I. J
"Well, the moment I said it I could l
see that I was in wrong. She was
looking chilly and getting red, so I ;
" 'Don't mind my little Jokes?I never
mean what I say. As a matter of 1
fact you don't carry your age a bit 1
"And then she killed me with a
haughty look and sailed away without 1
saying good by. Say, how should I <
have put It?"?Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Hard to Please.?Early in the season
a man applied at a farm house for
board, but the farmer slowly shook his
head. "I'd be glad to keep you," he
said, "but city people are too hard to
"I am not at all exacting." the applicant
replied. "You will find no difficulty
In pleasing me."
"That's what the last man who come
along here said, but It wasn't so. Fact
is, nothing pleased him. First he complained
about sleeping in a bed with i
the hired man, and when we give him
a bed to himself In a room with four 1
of the children he was still dissatisfied. 1
"Then he didn't like to use the towel ?
we all used, and he wanted a washba- I
sin in his room. Nothing suited him i
at all. I don't know whether you
would be so hard to please of not." i
"Well," the city man said, "perhaps I
I'd better not chance It."?Youth's
' ' l
One Look Was Enough.?The life of l
a "back door" pedler must be a va- ;
ried, sometimes an exciting one. says
the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. (
Tact is an essential quality u urn* <
wishes to stay in the business, ami ;
tact is what one of the Rild who was ;
infesting Walnut Hills lately eminent- <
ly possessed.
He rapped timidly at a certain door ,
one Monday. The domestic within,
angry at being interrupted in her (
washing, flung open the door and (
glowered at him. ]
"Did yez want to see me?" she de- i
manded, in threatening tones.
The pedler backed off a few steps. (
"Veil, if I did." he assured her.
with an apologetic grin, "I got my |
vish, thank you." I
' * ' I
Knew His Size.?Mrs. Lothrop usually
did the marketing, as Mr. Loth- (
rop's memory was not the best, and he j
was subject to what she called "dreamy ?
spells." But one morning she was ill 1
and asked her husband to telephone (
from his office the orders carefully
written by her.
He read them to the market man .
briskly. The last item on the list was (
a head of cabbage. i
"Large or small head?" asked the 1
market man before Mr. Lothrop had ,
time to hang up the receiver, but not ,
before his thoughts had wandered.
"Eh?" he said, vaguely, and the
market man repeated his question.
"Seven and an eighth," said Mr. <
Lothrop.?Youth's Companion. j
Superhuman.?In Scotland a man ^
has reached the summit of his ambi- ,
tions when he attains to the magisterial
bench. There was one Scot to j
whom the honor seemed Indeed an ,
overwhelming one. and he tried hard to <
live up to it.
This individual, deeply conscious of 1
his Importance, and oblivious to his |
immediate surroundings, was one day t
proceeding along a road when he j
plumped into a farmer's cow. (
"Mon," protested the farmer, indig- i
nant, "mind me coo!" {
"Mon!" reiterated the officer. "I'm }
no longer a mon. I'm a baillie."?Lip- 1
pincott's. ;
i'C'The habit of contradicting some- >
times "o'erleaps itself unwittingly. 1
"I've heard it said," remarked a \
lounger at the crossroads store, "that
John Henderson over by Woodville was 1
one of eighteen sons."
"That's whar ye heerd wrong," con- ,
tributed the chronic kicker. "T'wan't 1
John Henderson at all. 'Twas a broth- 1
er o' his'n."?Lippincott's Magazine.
The Best Man.?"Is that the best
man walking down the aisle with the ,
groom ?"
"Nope. The best man is the fellow
sitting in the third row laughing be- (
hind his glove. He's the fellow she re- I
fused to marry!"?Baltimore Sun.
Guest?Look here, how long am 1 l
going to have to wait for that half j
nnrtion of duck I ordered? Waiter?
Till somebody orders the other half.
We can't go out and kill half a duck." 1
?Toledo Blade.
Xi'"l see by the papers that the insurgent
force in Venezuela has been
outgeneralled. Can it be true?" "Yep. t
The insurgents have only 3,500 generals.
and the loyalists have 3.550."? 1
Cleveland L?eader. i
te" "I'm certainly a lucky man."
"How so?" "I had on my good clothes
yesterday morning when my wife
made her collection for the rummage
sale. She couldn't give any but old
stuff awav."?Detroit FYee Press.
x"Your wife's furs must have been >
very dear." "So dear it makes me hot J
to think of it."?Fliegende Rlatter. I.
Miscellaneous ilejulinfl.
United States Supreme Court Justices
Hold to Precedent.
From the supreme court of the
United States there is no appeal except
to heaven. Plenary power is
granted the land's highest tribunal
by the constitution of the country,
and the laws are so designated and
the subordinate judiciary so made up
as to conform to the will of the fathers.
And yet this august body, so hedged
about by the law tomes and authorities,
is Itself a slave to customs which I
bind it firmly as the law itself, says
the Providence Journal. The senate
and house have hearkened to the voice
of fashion in their outward manifestations,
but In the supreme court only
four changes have taken place since
the foundation of the government.
Those changes were accomplished
after repeated conferences among the
members of the court. Spurred by
the enthusiasm of the younger
clerks and attendants, the justices at
last reluctantly approved the plan to
elevate the bench from the floor level
and raise it some two yards above the
heads of the lawyers and visitors.
In days gone by the court, the lawyers
and the audience occupied the
same ground, says the Milwaukee
Sentinel. One day, it is recorded,
Henry Clay created some confusion
and criticism by taking his stand at
the right hand of the chief justice and
making an argument. More to prevent
a repetition of this sacrilege than for
any other motive, the bench was elevated,
and now stands as an impassable
barrier between the court and aggressive
The second change was Inevitable.
A new carpet was placed on the floor
when the supreme court was furnished.
It was a good carpet, else it
would not have survived forty years
of constant wear. During the forty
years it bore its burdens with true
Brusseltan stoicism, hut on reaching
the age of half a century it began to
tangle itself in the feet of the justices.
It was removed when it had
seen sixty years of service, but the
new carpet was an exact duplicate,
in order that the sacred originality of
the chamber might be preserved.
Then a #alve of intense radicalism
swept over the court and a change
was consummated, which to several of
the justices appeared little less than
revolutionary. Never in the history
of the court had reporters been allowed
to take notes. The attorneys
depended on their memories to answer
the arguments of their opponents,
and newspaper reporters were compelled
to paraphrase the decisions or
await the copies which were given out
later by Mr. McKlnney, the clerk of
the court.
A few years ago this rule was abrogated,
and it is now permissible to
bring a pencil and paper within the
revered portals.
The health and comfort of the
court itself prompted the fourth
change. When John Hay and John
Marshall sat upon the bench from
noon until 4 o'clock it was expected
of them, learned jurists that they
were, that hunger would at some point
overtake them. Realizing that a
void of this material character induces
irritability, and that comfort
of body is essential to judicial temperament,
it was no uncommon sight
to see several sanunivn? _
Jurist's attention with the argument
if an attorney.
As the bench grew in size its dignity
seemed to increase, and the justices
either allowed the pangs of hunger
to remain unappeased. or dropped
out of sight behind the bench
and made off to the near-by senate
restaurant. It was not unusual for two
t>r three of the court to feel the necessity
of food at the same time, and it
was this fact that led to the adoption
;>f a new rule.
An eminent attorney had been addressing
the court for about two
hours, when suddenly he stopped his
argument and announced that lie
:ould not continue unless he was sure
that he might have the attention of
his jury. "The personnel of the
:ourt," he said, "has been changed
twice since I started my argument."
A few days later it was announced
that recess for luncheon would be
taken every afternoon from 2 to 2.30
The question of body servants is
one that has perplexed many an appointee
to the supreme bench. Just
who "wished" the body servants on
the jurists is not known. These servants
are much in evidence and will
probably be officiating for years to
iome. They are a mighty galaxy.
When one is appointed he holds his
position as long as he is able to do
the work which is required of him.
which means until he dies, for his
<ole duty seems to be to act as coat
carrier for the justice and at other
.imes as his mentor and tyrant.
When a member of the court dies,
nis body servant accepts the new justice.
The new justice has no choice
n the matter. He must allow himself
:o be accepted and bullied and intimidated
until such time as he chooses
to assert himself. Then things go
'""fa ?mniilhl\r
Justice Woods once said that his
jody servant was the one man in |
Washington of whom he was afraid,
ind that he had been for years summoning
up his courage to "sass him."
This was no doubt exaggerated, but it
serves to show that these nine negroes
lave absorbed some dignity of their
?wn from constant association with
(tern brows and austere demeanor.
Justice Hughes is attended by the
negro who served the late Justice
Justice Harlan was almost frozen
to death because of the rigid adherence
to precedent of his body servant.
It was on New Year's day,
when it was customary for every
member of the supreme court to call
>11 the president. Custom dictates
that 110 member of the court shall
enter the receiving room before the
chief justice and that justices shall be
presented to the executive in order of
their rank.
On the New Year's Justice Harlan
drove to the White House, accompanied
by two women of his family. He
was a tritle early, and the chief justice
a trifle late. The day was frightfully
cold, and after waiting about
fifteen minutes. Justice Harlan suggested
that they enter the White House
and await the chief justice in the corridor
adjoining the reception room.
His body servant opposed the plan,
and it required the prayers of the
women and the exhortation of the
justice to overcome the respect for
precedent in the old negro.
Justice Hughes violated a precedent
when he went to Washington.
Instead of remaining at home until
all his associates called on him, he
made a round of calls. The visits ex
cited no comments, ana may nave
the effect of breaking a senseless custom.
When the court is sitting, the justices
wear black silk gowns, which
have been made by the same tailoring
establishment for years. Wigs
were long ago discarded, but to this
day each justice and lawyer finds at
his place a freshly cut quill pen.
The duties of the chief justice are
more arduous than those of tho associate
justices. He receives all the
motions which are made on Mondays,
and disposes of them. This often reriuires
many hours of work. All the
members of the court, however, consider
every case. There is no spe
einlization. Every word of testimony
in each case is reviewed by each
member of the court. ,
When the testimony had been digested,
a series of conferences is held,
at which the learned jurists sometimes
exploit their different views
with heated arguments. Then tho decision
follows the vote.
It Is the Greatest Enemy of the
Human Race.
The greatest enemy to life is fear.
Fear is akin to death. It is the
breath, influence, and forerunner of
I rlAnth Sn it is tr? he fmivht at all I
times with all one's might. 1
The effect of fear on the body is injurious.
It will stop the process of
digestion. It dries the juices and locks
up the normal secretions. It paralyzes
the circulatory system. The regular
flow of blood through arteries, veins,
and capillaries is essential to health,
and fear plays havoc with the red
stream. And we know how a fright
can turn the hair gray and can drive
the thinking brain into insanity.
Fear is the ally of every malady.
Whatever illness besets a man Is twice
as bad if he is afraid; and if he laughs
at it one can carry about and live comfortably
many a year with a deadly
I disease. So that if a physician could
enter all his sickrooms and give some
physic to purge away anxiety he might
well lose his other medicines.
The most use a mother can be to her
child is to teach him not to be afraid,
j Fear is generally a taught lesson. To
be unafraid is natural. Let parents aid
J nature and prevent the fear habi.
Imagination to Conquer Fear.
The imagination, which is commonly
prostituted to frighten little ones,
might just as well be utilized to (
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U1WIII. X- VI ...
stead of telling them to be good and '
I not to cry lest the bogy man get them,
or the vampires, goblins, and spooks
snatch them, it would be how conducive
to their peace and happiness if we
suggested to them that in all dark
places are the good angels, and that
the unseen powers that move by night
are friendly, and that the world we live
in is crowded with invisible, kind
hearted helpers! The child must imagine
something, and how much he has
gained if he is led to fill his fancy
world with friends and nof enemies!
The child ought to learn that fear is
something to be ashamed of. Quite
the contrary is too often the case. We
use fear as a means to inculcate morality.
This is ignorant, unpsychologlcal,
dangerous, and even wicked. No
parent should play upon the fear motive.
To develop it is to strengthen ]
that which is most destructive of any j
nobleness of character.
To reward a youth for doing a thing >
because he was afraid not to do it is j
to pay a premium on moral cowardice. |
To threaten a child ever and under |
any circumstances is criminal.
Say rather to your son: "My boy, I j
would rather you would defy even me s
than to obey me because you fear me. (
I would rather see you double your 5
fist at me in indignation than to see <
you fawn and cringe before me. For j
you are going to live in a world where j
every living and dead thing conspires ,
to conquer the coward. i
"Microbes will infest you, fevers will
burn you, wounds will fester, women j
will scorn you, men will impose upon |
you, luck will turn against you, evil |
spirits will torment you, good angels j
will forsake you, horses will run away ?
with you, dogs will chase you, ana |
snakes will bite you?if you are afraid t
of them. {
"But if you have courage, and fear ,
not, and buck up against the universe )
and its habits, all and singular, why, ,
then seas will divide before you, moun- <
tains fall, stars will work together for (
you, and men, women, horses, spooks, 1
dogs, and angels will love you and i
stand by you." 1
True Aim of Training.
The purpose of all training and edu- '
cation, in family and school, ought to j
be the subduing and banishment of 1
fear. Manual training is to get the '
fear out of -the hand so that one can
strike the hammer and turn the lathe '
and push with a sure motion. Piano 1
practice is to pound the hesitancy out c
of the fingers. Nine-tenths of learning (
a foreign language is to get into a
frame of mind where we are not afraid :
to speak it, mistakes or no mistakes. J
The master painters are they whose '
touch is bold and happy hearted.
In the family fear brings sorrow. To
fear your wife does not love you in- 1
stills the hell of doubt into your heart.
To fear the children will be bad or fail
goes a long way toward bringing to
pass the things you dread. To fear
your friends are not sincere is by and 1
by to lose all friends.
Even religion's main advantage is
that, properly used, it takes away the
fear of tne vast infinite, and makes us .
feel the kindliness of that unseen ,
hand that pulls the strings of destiny.
The most necessary thing to make (
of your boy is an overcomer. Teach
him the luxury of bouncing out of
bed betimes, and the loosening, vitiat- t
ing effect of dawdling. Teach him the
joy of a plunge into a bathtub of ice
cold water, and the fine tingle of battling
through snow drifts to school, .
and of tackling knotty problems.
We all want our children to be hap- "
py, but do we realize that the thing
which has caused more misery in child ^
life than any other one thing is the
habit of fear? It poisons their hours {
of solitude, it estranges them from
mother and father, it unhinges their *
will and moral purpose.
All crimes, vice, wicked, unwholesome
and disgraceful feelings and .
deeds are due to fear. The weak cashier
steals because he is afraid to trust |
the slow laws of honesty. The liar is
simply one who fears to rely upon ,
truth. The unclean man is the man *
who fears his passions instead of mas- y
tering them. And all hypocrisy, double
dealing, fawning other kind of evil .
doing is simply due to the fact that the J
soul dares not follow the lead of hon- j
esty, truth, honor, self-control and r
In its final analysis all wrong doing .
to oftwnrflieii The drunkards, harlots, ;
thieves and thugs are the wretched
weaklings who never learned moral
courage. For it takes courage always
to be straight and it takes an artful
dodger and a coward to be crooked.
When you give up, therefore, and
weep, and worry, and want to go out in
the garden and eat worms, and wonder
why you live, and wish you were dead,
and are sorry for yourself, you not only
belong to the innumerable army of
failures, but you are a half brother to
all criminals. The first step to crime
is self pity.
Jesus said, "Turn the other cheek,"
not because he was afraid, but because
he was not. The Christian religion is
not to make milksops, but heroes.?Dr.
Frank Crane in Chicago Tribune.
Where Money Buys Life.?The rich
Chinaman if condemned to death easily
procures a substitute. Some poor
wretch, without money to secure his
spirits from becoming wandering devils.
with the price of his miserable life
can purchase proper care for his spirit.
Anything, in fact, can be done if you*
have the money. It is this belief that
causes the Chinaman to commit suicide
by taking his life on the premises
of his enemy to take vengeance on him.
His spirit, he believes, will forever
haunt him. There is another reason
also. He knows that as sure as fate
the officials will under such circum
stances come aown upon nis enemy
and strip him of everything. Poor
Chinese have been known to sell everything
they possessed, tear down
their houses to sell the timber, sell or
rent out their wives and children and
even sell themselves to procure money
for the proper rites for the peace and
comfort of the ancestral spirits. One
thing alone a Chinese will not do? (
namely, sacrifice his son.?Kenneth F. f
Junior, M. D., in National Geographic *
Magazine. (
Widely Distributed Pest Most Danger*
ous Enemy of Humanity.
Although the Spanish Main no longer
dreads the raids of buccaneers that
made it holy ground to Klngsley, a
fl^eer and more Invulnerable enemy,
against which neither cutlass nor pistol
avails, is at work within its crowded
gates. Here, among the careless
'Spiggoty" population of the feverstricken
littoral of Venezuela and
Colombia the mosquitoes prosecute
their dreadful mission; and it needs
all the visrilance of the quarantine offl- |
cers, who board every incoming: vessel
svith serum and clinical thermometers,
to exclude the victims of their venomous
inoculation from the ports of the
southern states of the Union.
That these untiring winged enemies
3f mankind, not even those sung by
Milton and painted by Dore have worked
more mischief to the race; and three
erenera in particular are of interest to
the student of noxious insects?Culex,
i comparatively harmless kind, hateful
jnly for the female's midnight music
md maddening bite; Anopheles, the
recognized vehicle of malaria, and
Stegomyia, to which nature, jealous
)f a redundant population, has allotted
the baneful business of spreading that
most dreadful scourge of the Caribbean,
yellow fever. This brindled carrier
of "yellow jack" was the subject
>f a curious and groundless apprehension
at home, namely, that the completion
of the Panama canal would be instrumental
in importing that peculiarly
West Indian epidemic into our East In3ian
possessions, hitherto virtually free
from its ravages.
The theory, which, on the face of it,
looked sufficiently plausible, was that
ships bound from the Caribbean to the
East Indies by way of the Horn ran no
risk of carrying Stegomyia to their
port of destination, since that delicate
tropical insect would not survive the
2old and stormy weather of the southsrn
ocean. The shorter equatorial sea
voyage, on the other hand, would, It
was argued, extend the geographical
range of both the mosquito and its
work. What the advocates of this
ilarming doctrine overlooked was (as
Mr. Roosevelt on one occasion pointed
)ut to the present writer) that the
fover mnsnuito was alwavS
plentiful on the Pacific side of the isthmus,
from which there has for years
been more or less regular communication
with Asia, without any of the dire
results apprehended.
The mosquitoes of the Spanish Main
are wholly responsible for the seemingly
illogical quarantine regulations
Imposed at the American ports. Passengers
by the R. M. S. P. company's
liners, for instance, bound from Southampton
to Colon, are not allowed to go
ashore at either Savanilla or Cartagena;
and for passengers in the United
Fruit company's boats from Colon to
New Orleans, Limon, the port of Costa
Rica, is, for similar reasons, tabooed
That the American authorities, while
Insisting on a sworn declaration setting
forth acceptance of these conditions.
raise no objection to passengers
joining ships at these ports, and mixing
with those who remain on board,
strikes the traveler at first sight as riliculous
and unreasonable. Irascible
sightseers, impatient of such control,
?ven describe it as outrageous. As,
lowever, the quarantine officer at Coon
once explained to me, the two regilations
are reconcilable (or, at any
ate, reconciled) on the ground of the
American conviction that Stegomyla is
:he one and only means of transmit:ing
yellow fever and that it takes
:welve days after it has bitten an in'ected
patient for the poison to work,
rhe disease, they say, cannot be communicated
without the bad offices of
;he mosquito, and they doubt the possibility
of these insects finding their
vay to the end of the long piers at
:he Colombian ports. It is true that,
vith the help of a light breeze, Anoph
cies IS capaDie 01 roamms a. quoi ici
jt a mile at least from its birthplace;
jut the limit of Stegomyia's normal
wanderings from her native ditch may
put at a couple of hundred yards.
This commendable homesickness on the
mrt of so undesirable an immigrant
considerably simplifies the problem of
ts exclusion from the settlements of
:he canal employees during the long
ind tedious work of construction.
Acting on this belief in the mosquito
is the only means of carrying the microbe
(a doctrine which will, in the
cpinion of some, be subject to modification
as our knowledge becomes more
ind more extended), the American auhorities
are, i* will be seen, reasonable
n enforcing their present regulations
ind in allowing Royal Mail steamers
:o berth alongside the quays of suspected
The mosquitoes of the isthmus are
lot what they were in the brave days
)f the French occupation. Since the
coming of Col. W. C. Gorgas, with
denary powers to cleanse a territory
>nce synonymous with yellow fever,
hese hard-working insects have fallen
>n evil times. Their numbers have
Iwindled woefully and the survivors
Ind it hard to make a living. On the j
Panama side, more especially, the remits
of the work carried out by Col. '
Gorgas and his mosquito brigade are ,
everywhere apparent. I recently passed
an undisturbed night in an hotel in !
hat city without the protection of
nosquito curtains, and this in the j
ainy season, when, up to a few years '
igo, mosquitoes were as thick as '
hieves. It is true that at Colon, which '
itands kneedeep on the almost staglant
margin of the Caribbean, those
vho remain on board ship are not
vholly free from such visitors; but I :
vas assured by several employes along
he canal that a mosquito is rarely '
leen in any of their gauze-fenced quarers.
Heroically, and with amazing re- ]
lults, Col. Gorgas and his staff have '
coped with all the difficulties of their ]
remendous task. If, as Buffon says,
renius is no more than an aptitude for 1
aking pains, then assuredly the colo- 1
lei is a genius, for he has faced and !
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vith such resources at their disposal,
lave disheartened lesser men.
The malarial mosquito is also a
(course in almost all the West Indian
stands, Barbados alone, though teemng
with the harmless Culex, is imnune
from the more dangerous kind, a
plessing which, as Dr. Bindley, principal
of Codrington college, communicat d
some months since to the Times, is
generally attributed to the good offices
>f a little fish allied to the top-miniow?which
feeds greedily on both lar ae
and perfect Insects in pools on
he ground, at which level the malaial
mosquito, unlike Culex, is alone
tble to breed. In Trinidad, on the
>ther hand, which, lying as it does opposite
the muddy mouth of the Orin>co,
has a far worse climate than its
vindward neighbor, Anopheles is pleniful;
and sick patients take short leave
o Barbados and soon recoup in its
>racing air. Cuba is a dreadful haunt
>f mosquitoes, though in Havana the
vriter found them comparatively
icarce, doubtless the result of good
vork done in that city by Col. Gorgas
tefore his appointment to Panama.
Jamaica is abundantly provided with
nosquitoes of every description. When
ast staying at Montego bay, on the
lorth side, I was unmercifully bitten,
luring the summer rains, by both Cuex
and Anopheles; and, although many
veeks of previous regular dosing with
luinine averted complications, the pain
rom their attacks was long the most
mduring memory of that otherwise
pleasant halt. Particularly down
rr T2n<riiA Talnnria whprp jirft
lome excellent fishing grounds for bar acouta,
these poisonous Insects were
ilways In evidence. Creoles, Immune
rom even passing inconvenience, smile
it the misery of tourists (on whom,
aone the less, they depend in great
neasure for their trade), and take no
>recautions to combat these pests; but
urther-seeing medical men in the isand
are alive to the necessity of takng
steps to get the mosquitoes under
ontrol before Jamaica loses her hard arned
popularity with the winter visiors
from England and the states. If
he insect once gets the upper hand,
he Constant Springs and Titchfield
lotels will lose half their clients. So
ar, a bonfire of pimento leaves, occasionally
lighted as a concession to
lome nervous visitor from home, is the
(ole preventive in general use.
Of all mosquitoes, it is the female
>nly that disturbs our sleep and pois>ns
our blood. The male is a recluse
md a vegetarian, who gives no trou>le.
There are entomologists who hold
hat the male of Stegomyia shares the
blood-guiltiness of his spouse but his
is a case of not proven.
Now we have the malarial and yellow-fever
mosquitoes hard at work in
the West Indies and up and down the
once romantic Main. We see also how
America is endeavoring by strenuous
quarantine laws and measures of repression
both to prevent and to cure
the evil. And then our steamer covers
the hundred and odd miles between
the mouth of the Mississippi and New
Orleans, and all the way the mosquitoes,
full-blooded Louisiana bred specimens
of their race, make life a misery.
Truly, nature is great and shall
prevail. The puny revolt of man
against her tyranny is pathetic.
All along the Southern Pacific railroad,
as far as San Francisco and up
the Pacific slope to Portland in the
state of Oregon, mosquitoes hold their
own. Not, however, until he runs
41 frnm Vfl nPOllVPr to
Uiruugu V^ttiiauo, Atvm v
Quebec, does the traveler in sunset I
lands fully realize the possibilities of
the mosquito's attacks. It is only there
In a region where one would have
thought the snows of winter capable of
scotching such pests that the insect
rises to the full realization of its powers
and makes otherwise immodest
men veil their faces like brides.?London
The American Turtle Wat Tried Out
at New York in 1776.
The American Turtle deserved a
better fate. It was the first submarine
war vessel of the United States. It
was tried out in 1776 in New York
harbor. Its inventor and builder was
David Bushnell of Connecticut, of
whom little is known. The man who
went under water with it and in New
York bay tried to blow up the British
frigate Asia, under General Washington's
orders, was Col. Ezra Lee.
The Turtle was built at Saybrook,
Conn. After its vicissitudes of being
captured, sunk and resting for years
at the bottom of the East river it was
raised and taken back to its birthplace.
There, after more years, it was taken
to pieces. Its metal went into grandfather's
clocks, which are still ticking
in the hallway of New York and New
England homes. Its oaken, pitch
smeared timbers were put to structural
uses and all trace of them lost.
Bushnell did not get even a tardy reward
for his inventiveness. The coun
- ?n? <"V?nnonticut in 1777
cll oi suiciji
directed that he be paid ?200 for his
services in "annoying ships," but
there is no record that he ever got
tho money.
Here is the story of the American
Turtle's first exploit as it is told in
the quaint phraseology of the yellowing
manuscript where it was set down
long ago:
"When the British fleet lay in the
North river, opposite the city of New
York, and while General Washington
had possession of the city he was
very anxious to be rid of such neighbors.
David Bushnell of Saybrook invented
a submarine curiosity called
the American Turtle, which received
General Washington's approval for
that purpose. A brother of the Inventor
was to operate the machine,
but on trial he declined to hazard his
service. Colonel Lee, distinguished
for his courage and patriotism, volunteered
his service, and after practicing
with the machine to discover
its powers a night was fixed upon for
the attempt.
"General Washington and his associates
in the secret took their stations
upon the roof of a house on Broadway,
anxiously awaiting the result.
Morning came, but no intelligence of
the bold navigator. While the anxious
spectators were about to give him up
as lost several barges were seen to
start suddenly from Governor's Island,
then in possession of the British,
and move toward some object near the
Asia, ship of the line, and as suddenly
they were seen to put about and steer
for the island with springing oars. In
two or three minutes an explosion
took place from the surface of the
water, resembling a waterspout, which
aroused the whole city. The enemy's
ships took the alarm, cut their cables
and proceeded to the Hook with all
possible dispatch, sweeping their bottoms
with chains and with difficulty
?hoir aflfriErhtened crews
from leaping overboard.
"Colonel Lee, coming to the surface
during this scene of consternation,
was obliged again to descend to
avoid the enemy's shot from the island.
After forcing his machine
against a strong current under water
he landed safe at the Battery amid a
great crowd. General Washington
expressing himself as much pleased
that the object was effected without
the loss of life.
"Colonel Lee had been under the
Asia more than two hours endeavoring
to penetrate her bottom, which,
being sheathed with copper, resisted
all attempts to attach the magazine
to the ship."
Apparently the American Turtle
made one more attempt to "annoy
the enemy's shipp'ng" before she ended
her career. Another old diary
preserved by a Connecticut family
mentions this incident. It seems that
the Turtle, manned by some nameless
hero, perhaps again by Colonel Lee,
though the chronicler does not state,
made an attempt to blow up a British
ship in the East river. By this time
the British appear to have discov*
ered what nature of craft it was that
had essayed to destroy the Asia and
so were on the lookout for anything
suspicious that disturbed the surface
of the water. At any rate, the American
submarine was discovered before
she had made any progress on
her second mission of destruction.
The British boats gave chase. Considering
that the maximum speed of
the Turtle was three miles an hour,
the pursuit could not have been a
rery long one. At any rate, an American
vessel, probably some small
schooner, was waiting for the submarine,
and the Turtle fled thither for
rvr/?fonHnn Wtlutllv tho GflH InftklnC
craft was hoisted aboard, sail was set,
and the American boat tried to show
a clean pair of heels to her pursuer,
but it was In vain. She was sunk by
the English guns.
For a long time the Turtle lay In
the submerged vessel's hold. After
the war was over, however, the ship
was raised and the Turtle was ref
The Orig
Mr. Roystei
Manufacturer ol
above other cor
idea Twenty-se'
to-day; the resi
Factories to supj
f. s.
covered and carried back to Saybrook.
If every one else had forgotten her
and her achievements by that time
the people of her Inventor's native
town still held the Turtle In affectionate
remembrance.?Thaddeus S.
Dayton In Boston Post.
Porker Playing By Machinery.?Application
for a peculiar patent recently
haa been recorded. It Is no less a device
than a poker playing machine
Tt rlnala tVio r?nrrla HlaoarHa fnr von
and draws to your hand. It throws
the cards back and shuffles for a new
deal by the mere pressure of an electric
button. Beyond the fact that the
machine is a drumlike cylipder upon
the head of which the cards are arranged
little is known of the mechanism.?Chicago
New Spring Goods.
36 inch Panamas from 25 Cts. Yd. Up.
36 Inch Diagonal Lustre, 18 Cts. Yd.
36 inch Corded Mohair, 48 Cts. Yd.
50 inch Sicilians in Black. Blue, Gray
and Brown, 48 Cts. Yard.
50 inch Extra Quality Mohair, worth
$1.25. My Price, 98 Cts. Yard.
36 inch Shepherd Plaids, 10 Cts. Yd.
50 inch Wool Batiste, 48 Cts. Yard.
32 inch Jonquil Poulards, 20 Cts. Yd.
Apron Ginghams, 5 Cts. Yd.?Extra
Checks and Ginghams, choice patterns,
5 Cts. to 10 Cts. Yard.
Bed Ticking from 10 to 20 Cts. Yard.
36 inch Extra Heavy Sheeting, At
7 Cts. Yard.
Fancy Figured Curtain Scrim, 10 Cts.
Fancy Figured. Double Faced Curtain
Scrim, 20 Cts. Yard.
White and Cream Curtain Net, At 10
Cts. Yard.
White and Cream Curtain Net, extra
quality, 15 Cts. to 25 Cts. Yard.
Call and See My Line of Spring
Goods. It will he a pleasure to show
you and You Can Save Money by Buying
Hero Early.
Have Made Many Yorkville Residents 1
Enthusiastic. <
No wonder scores of Yorkville cltl- (
zens grow enthusiastic. It is enough
to make anyone happy to find relief
after years of suffering. Public statements
like the following are but truthful
representations of the daily work '
done in Yorkville by Doan's Kidney (
Pills. <
R. J. Mackorell of Yorkville, S. C.,
says: "For over a year I suffered from
attacks of backache and pains through (
my kidneys. The kidney secretions
were unnatural and I at last decided
to try a reliable kidney remedy, tmnKing
that my trouble came from my
kidneys. Since using Doan's Kidney
Pills I have been a great deal better.
The pains have disappeared and I have i
been free from that dull, listless feel- :
ing. I io not hesitate to recommend
Doan's Kidney Pills as a reliable remedy."
For sale by all dealers. Price &0
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, (
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?DOAN'S?and
take no other.
Wick Bine Flame Oil
Irtenl for Hammer cookLng. Cuts fuel expense
In two. 8*tm labor, aires clean, quick results.
"Htree alien Fnlly warran"*!.
M. L. Carroll. C. W. Carroll.
We can sell you at very low price, I
Molasses in barrels, half barrels or j
iA lronra Tf VA11 Q r A thltlklne Clt
iu eaiiuii ?4 j ?? ?o ?buying,
be sure and get our prices be- 1
fore you buy. 1
See us for Corn, Oats, Corno Horse j
and Mule feed, Plow Stocks and Plows ]
of all kind, and In fact everything you '
need on the farm, can be had of us. 1
See us for your GUANO. ,
W All kinds of Typewriter Ribbons
at The Enquirer Office.
in #f Roystcr Fci
r believed that succes
F Fertilizers who woulc
isiderations. This was
ven years ago and th
jit has been that it r
3ly the demand for Roys
?? ?+? $+<?+ ??MH
% As large hogs?He may raise
? many bales of cotton to the pi
2 and as many per acre. He car
? never have a BANK ACCOU
* around with him rolled up in
* ner, plank down the real stui
? wants to settle a bill. But th;
J Account Is Not a Good Thing
I would not be a Better way f<
. Keep His Money In the Bank
& "A nroof of the oie is in 1
H see a man that ever begun d<
?j? Bank that ever quit it. He sc
2 is, and the more he thinks abo
? much better it is.
? O. E. WILKIN'S, President.
+?? & ?+ ? ? ? ? ? ? ?+? (
The manufacturer of all line
methods. The age demands
Money. Making Fertilizers
We are equipped to do this
trically driven plant, and th<
That Money Can Buy, pre
passed in Balanced Propor
We'll cheerfully answer
Congaree Fertii
Columbia, Soi
* Would Yoi
J Your V
*$? Invest some of your idle
Deposit and Draw 4 Per Cent
:)? The money you deposit her
securities, and will be As Safe J
eg* ing It All the Time.
? The Bank of I
Hickory Gi
$5,000 Insurance
For 25 Cents
In view of the fact that you can get
on accident ticket issued by the Aetna
Life Insurance Co., the strongest company
in the world writing accident insurance,
at an expense of 25 cents a
day, for $5,000 insurance in case of
death from R. R. accident, do you think
it is wise to start on a trip wuuuui
one? For 10 days the cost will be $2.00.
It pays $25 a week for total disability
caused by R. R. wreck or $12.50 a week
for an ordinary accident. I am also
prepared to furnish annual policies in
the same company, but cannot supply
them after you are killed or hurt.
They cost very little in proportion to
the absolute protection guaranteed if
you are a professional or business
man, engaged in what is considered a
non-hazardous occupation.
Alt Kinds of GOOD Insurance.
W You are measured by the Stationery
you send out. Use The Enquirer
County of York.
By L. R. Williams, Esquire, Probate
Judge of York County.
has applied to me for Letters
of Administration, on all and singular,
the goods and chattels, rights
ind credits of ANN HUNT, late of the
county aforesaid deceased:
These are, therefore, to cite and admonish
all and singular the kindred
md credits of the said deceased, to be
ind appear before me at our next Probate
Court for the said county, to be
bolden at York Court House on the
22ND DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1911, to
shew cause, if any, why the said Ad
ministration should not be granted.
3iven under my hand and Seal, this
6th day of February, in the year of
our Lord one thousand nine hundred
and eleven, and in the 135th year of
American Independence,
Probate Judge of York County.
11 t. 2t
>s awaited the
i place quality
Mr. Royster's
lis is his idea
equires Eight
iter Fertilizers.
4BURQ, 8. O.
f> ? ?* ? ? ? ?+ ? ? ? ?
just as much corn per acre, as $ ow?can
grow as big potatoes ?
i even own an automobile and &
N'T. He can carry his money *
a wad, peel off a fiver or ten- 2
flf when he buys anything or ?
it does not argue that a Bank
and it does not argue that it +
:>r the man that does that, to ^
Im oifinrt" Vr?ii rarplv PVPr ^
.11V vailli^, a WW a .
)ing his business through the 4
>on realizes how convenient it @
lit it the more he realizes how % i
,LE, S. C. J
R. C. ALIiEIN, Cashier. |
L AAAX (TlitilTifli rT' ^AAAA
s of goods improves on old
Better Goods for the Same
is no exception to this rule,
very thing, with our elec;
Best Quality of Materials
iducing Fertilizers unsurtion
and Mechanical Conall
lizer Company,
TOS, Manager, j
ith Carolina.
-, s*
11 Increase
health ? J
money in our Certificates of 4*
Interest. 4*
e is loaned only on first-class 4*
\s If You Were Here Watch- 4.
iickory Grove, + I
rove, S. C. +
High Class Electrically Lighted Train
Between Charleston, 8. C., and Cincinnati,
Ohio, via Southern Railway
and C. N. O. and T. P. Railway, Running
Through Columbia, Spartanburg,
Asheville, Knoxville, Harriman u
Junction and Lexington, Ky., con- a
sistlng of first-class Coaches, Pullman
Drawing Room Sleeping Car,
Pullman Observation Sleeping Car.
and Dining Car Service.
Solid Between
Charleston and Cincinnati
On the Following Schedules:
Westbound No. 7.
Leave Charleston 9.00a.m.
Toovo OnmmarvillA 9.S8*_m.
Leave Columbia 1.00p.m.
Leave Spartanburg 4.16p.m.
Arrive Asheville 7.37p.m.
Arrive Cincinnati 10.00a.m. ^
Eastbound No. 8.
Leave Cincinnati 6.30p.m.
Leave Asheville 10.25a.m.
Arrive Spartanburg 1.40p.m.
Arrive Columbia 4.46p.m.
Arrive Summerville 8.05p.m.
Arrive Charleston 8.45p.m.
Connecting at Cincinnati with
through trains tor Chicago, Cleveland,
Detroit, St. Paul, Seattle, St. Louis,
Kansas City, Denver, San Francisco
and points West and Northwest. jfl
E. H. Coapman, V. P. and O. M.; S. H.
Hard wick, P. T. M.; H. F. Cary, G. P. ^
A.; J. L. Meek, A. S. P. A.; W. E. McGee,
D. P. A. ,
Office of the County Auditor of York
County, 8outh Carolina.
Yorkville. S. C.. December 2. 1910.
AS required by statute my books will
be opened at my office in Yorkville
on MONDAY. JANUARY 2. 1911.
and kept open until FEBRUARY 20,
1911, for the purpose of listing for
taxation all PERSONAL and REAL
PROPERTY held in York county on
January 1, 1911.
All returns must be made in regular
form and it is preferable that they be
made by the property owner In person
to me or my assistant, direct, on blanks
provided for the purpose. The returns
must be duly sworn to either before me .
or my assistant, or some other officer
qualified to administer an oath.
All items of realty, whether farms,
or town lots, must be listed separately.
Returns made on proper blanks, and
sworn to before an officer qualified to
administer an oath and forwarded to
me by registered mall before February
20, 1911, will be accepted.
All taxpayers are particularly requested
to inform themselves as to the
number of their respective school districts,
and where they have property in
more than one school district, they will v
please make separate returns lndicating
the location of each piece of prop- Wjr
erty. The school districts in which
there are special levies are as follows:
Nos. 23 and 27. in Bethel township;
Nos. 6. 29, 33 and 43 in Bethesda township;
Nos. 9, 20, 40 and 44 in Broad ^
River township; Nos. 9, 16 and 20 in V
Bullock's Creek township, No. 12 Catawba
township; Nos. 7, 12, 35 and 43
in Ebenezer township; Nos. 26, 28 and
39 in Fort Mill township; Nos. 2 and
37 in King's Mountain township; Nos.
11, 20, 33, 35. 42 and 43 in York township.
For the purpose of taking Tax Returns,
the Auditor's Office will be open
In Yorkville from February 2nd to February
20th, when the books will be
closed and the penalty will attach.
All males between the ages of twenty-one
and sixty years, except Confederate
soldiers over the age of fifty
years, are liable to a poll tax of $1, and
all persons so liable are especially requested
to give tlWnumbers of their
roaneotlve school districts in maJcinar
their returns.
It will be a matter of much accommodation
to me if as many taxpayers
as possible will meet me at the res- pective
appointments mentioned above. M
so as to avoid the rush at Yorkville v
during the closing days. Mk
County Auditor.
Yorkville, S. C., December 2, 1910.
96 f. 4t
WW The Business man you write to,
judges you by the quality of your Sta- Ah
tionery. The best is the cheapest for
you to use. Send your orders to The

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