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The lady teachers who sailed gayly -
way from Pacific ports by tens, by
birties and by sixties to our burning
right isles of the sea in the far east
re at last beginning to understand
bemstlves the Spanish language and
heir pupils. Of these ladieB there
c three classes-those who went to
c the world and meet fresh adven
res, those who went with the expeo
atiou certainly of fulfilling the peda
ogic duties to the utmost, but at the
ame time finding ways in those rioh
sics to better themselves financially
eyond the receiving of teachers' Wa
es-and why not?-and, finally, the
oniparatively small third class that
tarted in the true missionary spirit
f enlightening the benighted natives
id Hi n og them up to the plane of
ivilizatioD, so called. Those who
ent to better themselves while
bey teach and those who sailed
a the missionary crusade alike
ail in many instances from New Eng
The remarkable perspicacity of the
'nited States government is specially
nstanccd in its sending teachers of
ewing at $1,200 a year gold and trans
ortation both ways to instruct the
ttle brown Malay girls in the art of
earning, hemming, felling and hem
titching, when at any of the places
herc the sohools will be established
n the islands there is hardly a Malay
oman or girl who oannot already sew
y hand better than any of the good
merican ladies who have traveled
0.000 miles to instruct them. Any
agalo woman around Manila will
how you of her handiwork upon pina
loth specimens so exquisito as to put
thc blush the best of our vaunted
rt embroidery, and as for mending,
arning and patching, these same na
've women and girls can shut one eye
nd surpass the neatest repairing that
yen a Yankee housewife may put
pou a dilapidated garment. The
panish nuns taught the native girls
nd women to sew wonderfully, as the
lendid altar cloths and vestments in
e Philippines show, and they taught
em not much else, except to say
eir prayers, observe holy days and
o to church regularly. This the
rown women and girls do, to their
edit, hut the inherent Christian vir
es-morality, telling the truth, not
oveting or stealing one's neighbor's
oods, particularly '.he neighbor who is
e's employer-these, alas, have never
t struck io OD the Filipino of either
A RATHER PLEASANT LIFE.
Socially, the bright spirited indi*
duals among the fine young women
achers find life in the islands pleas
t enough. Now and then they
oup together and keep house in some
omi eaten,deserted old Spanish man
on where aforetime lazy donnas
umbered away their lives in siesta
d dreamy ohooolate drinking. To
cp a carriage with a native driver
sts cot much in the islands. The
eatest expense is the feed for the
ttle horse*, because the ooaohman
rehuses it and charges two prioes
r it ard besides steals enough of it
he goes along to buy him rosplen
nt white linen livery and keep the
imals from getting overfat. Board
g houses are mostly unknown, ex
pt where an American or English
oman has established one here
d there sinoe the American occupa
Wherever the schools are there also
e garrisons or camps of soldiers;1 and
th thc society of the "officers* fami
s-better yet, perhaps, the sooiety
the officers who have no families
sses pleasantly enough to the teaoh
s that have learned to make the.best
things. Their friends at home
uld not always recognize them, so
ansformed are they. In the States
any of them wore sober oolored
?olen garments the wear round. As
on as possible after arriving at Ma
la they packed away their rubber
ershoes, their mackintoshes and ev
y article that had in it a suggestion
wool; likewise their leather shoes,
ow shod in white canvas foot oover
g, white hatted or with no hats at
?, robed in flowing pink or blue,
ory colored or yellow dimity bought
a Chinese merehant in a dingy,
rrow* s'reet, the aforetime tailor
ade women hardly know themselves,
hey look uncommonly pretty, howev
) in tho new garb.
For tho schoolmistresses, they are
di enough. As to their pupils,that is
other matter. Ono . who knows,
iles to think of the motley orew
at- greeted the American l?dy teaoh
on her first morning at school,
ny girls, no more than six, coolly
dk to th/ schoolhouse smoking oig
ettes, while a lcag-leggcd boy of 12
ars comes with no clothes at all. on
cept a shirt, and that a short one.
lesses in tne IPhilip
If the lady be very conservative, dyed
in the wool with old-fashioned notions
of propriety, her blood is fairly curdled
with the sights and sounds that meet
her on every hand-till she gets used
to them. There is everything in get
ting used to things. By and by she
will not be even surprised when, may
hap, as sometimes occurs in Manila,
if the pplice are noe looking, a full
grown Tagalo man will stand at a
street hydrant, calmly divest himself
of every piece of clothing and in the
sight of all men pour pail after pail of
water over himself. This is the Span
ish-Tagalo method of taking a bath.
Propriety is relative. ,/*
Tho pupils of the American school
mistress start out beautifully at first.
The natives are docile if they like a
white person. The only way in which
they will ever be permanently influen
ced ls to awaken their affection for the
white people and then watch them.
They will bear it like most races that
have been oppressed for centuries.
The brown native is very anxious to
learn English. The children begin
with an enthusiasm that makes the
teacher feel as though she were a min
istering angel bringing a gallon of cold
water to those perishing of thirst in a I
PUPILS LACK PERTINACITY.
Then a , change. The seoond week
the attendance begins to drop off.
When it comes to steady digging in at
study, or digging in at anything else,
your Malay, old or young, is net there.
Unless he have Chinese blood in him
he is incapable of persistent effort. It
is the Chinese blood, tolerably well
sprinkled among the natives now,
whioh will make them able to take the
white man's civilization if anything
The pretty schoolmistress finds soon
that her pupils drop off more and
more. The boys Bay they must help
their fathers grow tomatoes, tend the
ohooolate grove or plant bananas. The
girls must wash clothes or mind the
baby or go to ohuroh or to a funeral.
Any exouse will do for the incorrigi
bly lazy little animals to keep away
from study and discipline.
And yet it is the only thing to do
to catch these brown Malays young
and make them go to school and make
them learn the English language and
train them also to industrial trades.
Nothing will do this short of an iron
clad compulsory education scheme,
and no teachers can perform thc work
so well as our American schoolmis
tresses. The only especial talent their
brown pupils possess, is the -mu?ical
one. In quickness of ear- they far
surpass white childrejfe they play
stringed instruments almost by intui
tion. The singing l?sion, now a
part of the course in American public
schools will help to hold the Tagalo
children. If the teachers will not too
soon become discouraged and if the
government, as it should do, forces its
young Filipino wards, like its Indian
youth, ?to attend the schools and be
trained to regular discipline, by and
by the American schoolmistresses will
have made their impress.
Cores Eczema, Itching Humors, Pim
ples and Carbuncles.-Costs Nothing
B. B. B. (Botanic Blood Balm) is
now reeognized as a certain and sure
oure for eczema, itching skin, humors,
scabs, scales, watery blisters, pimples,
aching boneB or joints, boils, carbun
cles, prick1 ig pain in tho skin, old,
eating sores, ulcers, etc. Botanio
Blood Balm taken internally, cures
the worst and most deep-seated oases
by enriohing, purifying and vitalizing
the blood, thereby givipg a healthy
blood supply to tho skin. Botanio
Blood Balm is the only eure, to stay
cured, for these awful, annoying skin ,
troubles. Heals every sore and gives
the rich glow of health to the skin.
Builds up the broken down body and
makes the blood red and nourishing.
Especially advised for chronic, old
oases that dootors, patent medicines
and hot springs fail to cure. Druggists,
$1. To prove B. B. B. cures, sample
sent free and prepaid by writing Blood
Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga. Desoribe
trouble and free medical adviee sent
in sealed letter. Sold in Anderson
by Orr Gray Drug Co., Wilhite &
Wilhite, and Evans Pharmacy.
- Tc judge by a widow's expres
sion of innocenoe you would think she
had never seen a man before.
.- It is said that the ladies of Egypt
stained their cheeks with alcohol
1,000 years ago. It is now used as a
nose tint by some men in this conn
- It isn't what people don't say,
but what they do say, that is always
the mistake. _
Stops the Cough and Works off the
Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets oure
p. ?old in one day. No cure, No Pay.
Prieo 25 couta.
Her Mistress's Horses.
From Virginia comes tho following
story concerning General Phil Sheri
dan, which is said to be both new and
General Sheridan was resting from
a raid daring the war in camp near a
fine old mansion in Virginia. The for
mer master of the mansion had been
killed in the battle of Manassas.
"Mammy," who had been the mis
I tress's chief comforter when this event
occurred, had practically taken charge
of the plantation and had run things
pretty much to suit herself. Sheri
dan's soldiers had taken every sound
horse on the place, including two car
riage horses. After the raid waB over,
"Mammy" entered the house to find
her mistress and the two children
weeping bitterly. "Mammy" asked:
"Child, what in do worl* ia de mat
ter?" The lady replied between sobs:
"Mammy, they've taken the carriage
horses, and an officer tells me we'll
never get them again unless I take the
"Den, chile, take de oaf. 'Tain't
so berry bad, is it? You tuk ile with
out puckering yo' mouf when yo' was
a baby. I made you take many a
dose, and now you brace up and take
"Oh, Mammy," tho lady wailed. "I
cannot do it. 1 don't think Jack
would like it."
"Can't see honey, what Massa Jack's
got to do wif it. He's dead and bu
ried. But if you can't take de oaf,
I'll go see if I can't do it fer you.
Anyhow, I'se gwine to investigate
Marse Phil Sheridan and git them
carriage horses baok, if I has to pre
tend to take pizen to do it."
"Mammy" put on her brightest
bandanna hankerohief, a clean white
apron, and started for the camp, which
was about a mile distant.
In about an hour "Mammy" walked
baok into the large yard in front oi
the house, leading a carriage horse by
each hand, each one wearing a brand
new halter around his back. The mis
tress saw her coming and met her a(
the front gate.
"How on earth did you get them.
Mammy?'' inquired the lady.
Mammy's blaok face was damp witt
perspiration and her fat chest fairly
panted for breath. She said: "Leu
me set down on de grass, honey, ant
cotch my bref. Set down by me an
I'll tell you all about it. I go to d<
campt and I askod two or three mei
in uniforms with muskets in dey han' ?
to tell me whar I could find Mars?
" 'What do you want him?'
" 'Bat's my business,' says I. Atte:
skirmishing 'romd I foun' de gener
al's tent. I walks in and draps m:
best curtsey. 'Sarvant, Marse Gen
eral,' I says.
" 'What kin I do for you, madam?
" 'I ain't uo madam, Marse General
I'se plain ole blaok mammy.' I seed i
twinkle in his eye, and he says:
" 'Well, Mammy, what kin I do fe
''Au' ble BB you soul, honey, he sai<
that 'mammy' jes as natural as if h
had *ben a born gentleman. Den '.
'spl&ned dat his soldiers had stole rn;
mistiE' carriage horses as well as ev';
0 thar, good hoss on de place. I toi
him he might keep the other horses i
1 couldn't git 'em out of him, but da
I must have the carriage horses, fo
my mistis was a lady and her foo
wan't 'quainted wid de ground.
" 'But your mistress ia a rebel,
said Marse General.
"Don I says: 'I don't know nothir.
about no rebe1, Marse General. I je
knows dat my mistis* foot ain'
'quainted wid de ground,' and I's
bound* to hab dose carriage hosse
"Wid dat) Maree General laugh an
hollered to a man not very far off, a
dressed up in blue olothes and bras:
" 'Come here, Major; hero's sonn
thin' fer yo* to hear.'
"But when Marse General said di
I seed a twinkle in his eye, and
knowcd somethin' I'd said hit him i
do right place. Dc major come, an'
tole 'em bofe de same tale. As I gi
through the major and the gener
laughed, and d?g?n?rai says:
"'Well, Mammy, if you reoogni:
the carriage horses you shall ha
"And dey riz up, bofe of 'em, to j
wid mo ) the pen whar the Goldie
had put the hosses they stole. As \
went'long I says:
"Marse General, of cose I knows n
own hosses, but dem bosses gwine
recoguize me de minute dey slap de
eyes on me.'
j "An' fo' God, de minute dey si
me eomin' twixt dem two fine whi
men dey pricks up dey ears an' trott
up to me jest as natural as if doy h
been coirous hosses. And, mistis,'
general tole one of de soldiers to p
brand new halter? on dese hors
nooks and han' 'em over to Mamu
and here dey is, and I ain't took
oaf or nothiu' elso."-Washing!
- It is queer that nobody e<
learns to forgive tho sins of others
committing them himself.
- Some mon aro known to the co
pany they aro unable to get into.
Sot Human Driftwood.
In an articlo in Collier's Weekly,
Peter Sells, one of the two famous
showman brothers, whoso show is now
consolidated with the Adam Fore
paugh show, says that oircus followers
are not all human drift chips, and
"Another error in popular belief is
that concerning drivers, hostlers and
canvasmen. People suppose these
men to bo merely human driftwood,
homeless, without ties and living
from hand to mouth. On tho con
trary, most of those who handlo our
'rags' and tent stock-and we employ
about 300-are heads nf families, care
ful with their money and temper
ate in their habits. Many of them
have happy homes in far Western
"Show people, as a rule, are a sober
lot of men and women. A marked
characteristic of all, from the maitrc
de cirque to thc stable boy, is loyalty
to tho show, for the glory of which
? they will all fight as if it wero their
I very own, resenting any fais? aspersion
upon the management as a personal
"In advance of tho show wo have
about 75 bill-posters, whoso duty it is
to 'bill' the country for at least thirty
miles in all directions from thc town
in which performances aro to bc given.
They arc supplied with admission
tickets to givo farmers in exchange
for 'barn and fence privileges,' and
they guard these billets as jealously
as they would so many greenbacks
The man who tries to wheedle a singh
tioket from a bill poster without giving
the proper quid pro quo, is promptly
and profanely rebuked.
"The pay of canvasmen, bill-poster
and helpers is from $29 to $70 a month
Half their wages is handed them oi
pay-day, the other half is held back
in accordance with a contraot they ar
required to sign, until the end of th
season. Thus, at the beginuing of th
winter the men receive a sum of mone
which otherwise they might hav
"Mauy of these men have been with
ot'.r show for twenty years or more.
The drivers known as Noah and Cal
liope Jack, as well as Badger, tho ma
hout, or elepuant driver, were with us
in that Columbia bridge scrape in 18S2.
Circus men, fond of pseudonyms,fre
quently abandon their real names, sign
ing even their contracts with their cir
"Bill-posters are often .intrusted
with money for expenses, and with
railroad passes covering long distan
ces, and in twenty years I have known j
only one caso of dishonesty among j
them. In this instance a man ran off
with passes from Portland, Oregon, to
Chicago. Our Pinkerton man started in
pursuit, caught him in tho Windy
City, and landed him in the peniten
"What becomes of the circus folks
in the winter? Many of tho performers
go into vaudeville, others go to the
West Indies, or to South America,
where thero is no winter. The mena
gerie and the 6tock-in fact, the main
part of the show-spends the winter
at Columbus, Ohio, where wc have a
farm of 400 acres. Even ?here thc
trained animals, pigs, sheep, elephants,
bears, dogs, goats, cats, monkeys go
through their acts every day lest they
"Last x.intcr we tried the experi
ment of training elephauts by ma
chinery. A heavy harness around the
beast's body was attached by chains
to a crane or derrick. Thc animal
was then tilted upon his head and tho
trainer shouted 'stand on head.' By
repeating this process day after day
the paohyderm learned tho trick of
doiog it alone."
This algnataro is on every box ot tfco genuine
Laxative Biwao-Quiniiie Tsbieu
the remedy that ?ure? A cola iis.ons <Uy
- The new woman always departs
when the new baby arrives.
- Prophets are often without honor,
but seldom without competition.
W3I*?*Bll?Sa to be wel1 born' and to the aPw&^Stta
B^xMl I ^^Mi parents it must look for WWJHT*
^?t?/lt?^fi responsibility, and bow important that ^ji*??J jj jJWjcC'
9HH H^tffcB no taint of disease ia left in the blood "* '
W? \ \ xfr%M& to be transmitted to the helpless child, entailing- the most
pitiable suffering, and marking its little body with offen
sive sores and eruptions, catarrh of the nose and throat, weak eyes, glandular
swellings, brittle bones, white swelling and deformity.
How can parents look upon such little sufferers and not reproach
themselves for bringing so much misery inVc the world? If you have
any disease lurking in your system, how can you expect well developed,
healthy children ? . Cleanse your own blood and build up your health, and
you have not only enlarged your capacity for the enjoyment of the pleasures
of life, but have discharged a duty all parents owe to posterity, and made
mankind healthier and happier.
There is no remedy that so surely reaches deep-seated, stubborn blood
E* II ni Manu, troubles as S. S. S. It searches out even hereditary
tt^^^ POisons> and removes [every taint from the blood,
^?^^t an<* builds up the general health. If weaklings
?*^J are growing up around you, right the wrong by
^ '? ^ putting them on a course of S. S. S. at once. It ia
a purely vegetable medicine, haxmlsss in its effects, and can be taken
. by both old and young* without fear of any bad results. N. -
Write us about your case, and let our physicians advise and help you.
This will cost you nothing, and we will also send our book on blood and
Skin diseases. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. Atlanta, Ga. /
A great many people have be
?on to realize the virtue of
Evans Liver and KMnev Pills,
And it only takes one to reach the spot.
By Mail 25c.
ANDERSON. S. C.
BLACKSMITH ?ND WOODWORK SHOPS !
THE undersigned, having succeeded to the business of Frank Johnsoi
& Co., will continue it at the old stand, and solicits the patronage of thc public
Repairing and Repainting promptly executed.
We make a specialty of "Goodyear," Rubber and Steel Horse Shoeing
General Blacksmith and Woodwork.
Only experienced and skilled workmen employed.
We have now ready for sale Home-made, Hand-made Farm Wagon:
that we especially invite your attention to.
We put on Goodyear Rubber Tirc3.
Yours for business,
Church Street, Opposite Jail. J. P. TODD.
F. G. BROWN. E. A. P ??TH, C. A. GAMBRILI,, P. A. BURBRIDGE,
Pres. ?fe TreaB. Vice Pres. Secretary. Su pi. Chemical Dept
COTTON SEED MEAL AND HULLS.
We are prepared to sell our customers Fertilizers of all kindi
and in any quantities.
We wish to call your special attention to our
16 per cent. Petrified Dissolved Bone,
Manufactured from Tennessee Phosphate Rock, also our
Standard Blood Ammoniated Guano.
All of our goods run high in the different ingredients, which are selectee
with care, and are of the best quality. Our principal source of Ammonia i
derived from Blood and Tankage.
e are also prepared to sell you Cotton Seed Meal, Kaimt and Aci(
Phosphate for fertilizing purposes.
We are import?is of German Kai nit, Muriate ci Potash, Nitrate of Soda
a full stock of which we have on hand at all times. We will make you a tai
exchange of any of the above named articles, also Meal and Hulls for feedinj
purposes, for Cotton Seed at our various mill points.
Please call and see us and secure our prices before placing vour orders
Thanking you for your past liberal patronage and encouraging words o
praise for the high quality and excellence of our goods, and wishing you ?
prosperous New Yeari we remain, Yours truly,
ANDERSON PHOSPHATE AND OIL CO., Anderson, S. C.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Largest Manufacturers of
Fertilizers in the South.
Importera of .
Pure German K.ainii,
Muriate of Potash,
Nitrate of Soda,
Sulphate of Potash.
It is important in buying your fertilizers, not
only to buy goods of established reputation and high
grade, but to buy where your wants of every
character can be supplied.
We are in position to furnish all classes of
?,oods and in such quantities as buyers desire. It
will pay you to see us before purchasing.
Address Virginia'Carolina Chemical Co.,
Charleston, S. C.
find for \ treinJi-Carolir.a Almanac,
fife (ur ihr aiking.
. Attention, Farmers !
We have just received one Gar Load of
Fancy Winter Grazing Oats.
Come quick and secure some of them before they are
O. D. ANDERSON & BRO.
WE have a nice lot of Rockers, Pictures, Mirrors, as well as a la r ge lo
of Bed Room Suits, Parlor Pieces, Hat RackB, Wardrobes, Chiffoniers, La
dies' Desks, all of which would make a nice PRESENT.
We realize the hard times and have made prices to suit. We want you
to come in, tako a look, buy if you eau, but if you can't it will be all right.
Very truly yours,
PEOPLES FURNITURE 00
*W COFFINS and CASKETS furnished at any hour, day or night.
CARRIAGES AND BUGGIES
pnoloapxaeir^y and 3S/let:r?o?i.
-SHOULD BE -
FR?p>eoir??ci stine! IR?;p&irrt?dL
FOR SPRING DRIVING.
WE are in position to do this work at prices to suit the times.
Kindly give us a call. Respectfully,
Over H. G. Johnson & Son, Whltner St.
Q. FRANK JOHNSON.
lal 1 y TIT n 9-YOU to know that I am ofieriuK PIANOS, OR
WAN I tU! GANS ami SEWING MACHINES AT,
?OST- I have in stock the very b?Bt that money can buy. A limited
number of Standard Vibrator Sewing Machines for 821.00 each. Pianos
from 8140.00 to 8260 00. Remember, this is Cash, and remember, also, that
it is COST. No such opportunity has been offered the people of Anderson.
You can save fifty per cent by taking advantage of this sale.
Come to see me it you are looking for the BEBT.
M. Lu WILLIS, Next door Peoples Bank.
Some desirable Building Lots for Bale._
AND OTHER SEEDS,
Orr-Gray & Go.
g Q *
s S 3
Acme Paint and Cernent Cure,
Specially used on Tin Hoofs
and Iron Work of any kind.
For ?ale by
ACME PAINT & CEMENT CO.
F. B. GRAYTON & CO.,
Druggists, Anderson, S. C.