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THE IDLE&. * * have seen at various times in wspapers statements that were in nded rather to ridicule what they pleased to call the "Atlanta Spir it." Have you read how this "At lanta Spirit" got busy about a month ago and raised one hundred and ten thousand dollars to complete an endowment for the Agnes Scott coeege. It seems that about a year ago the general education board of fered to give this school one million dollars on condition that three hun dred and fifty thousand dollars in addition were raised by private sub scription within one year, or some thing to that effect. At any rate it was necessary to raise one hundred and ten thousand dollars within a very short time and the "Atlauta pirit" got busy. In about one month the one hundred and ten thousand dollars were raised. And, the gift of one million secured for tais school, which makes it one of the richest colleges in the South. That is the spirit that does things. hat is the spirit that makes a zown, and if Atlanta has no copy right on it it is the spirit that should take possession of some other towns of which I have read. That is if they e.ar expect to do anything or to be anything.' Now if I oould just persuade some of our rioh men to take on a little of this spirit-just a little of it how easy it would be to secure. that park about which I have been writ ing so long and so eloquently-eio qently-yes, that's the word, wheth er you want to believe it or not. Anvd I have spent sleepless nights inking about it-how I could .arouse some one who had influence and money-yes, money-to the im portance of doing something. Doing oomething-something lbesides writ ing eloquently and talking. It takes 'somiething besides this to get a park. Did you hear that?. If not listen to it now. It is not too late. Never too late to do good and, there is -mothing better than to go to work and b4d a park. Do it now. Why wait? I was thinking the other night as I happened down street after dark why it was that automobiles were not required to carry headlights- and why it was necessary to put a lan ern on a bicycle if you rode it in te streets after dark. And the one I saw passed so quick I could scarce see it. I mean the automobile. I reckon it was an automobile. It was a 'dark objeet and made a, bise like an automobile. Now, I am a believer in the automobile and i I had the money I would certainly have one and enjoy life. But our streets are very narrow. and the dis t.ance from -corner to corner is very short and the wagons and buggies have to use them-the stree.ts, of eourse-and those of us who are forced to waaik have to cross them the streets-sometimes. All of us siould regard the rights and the cmforts and the happiness of oth Speaking about automobiles -and t-heir speed' I read somewhere not so ong ago an inquiry why the auto mobile was required to honk, honk whenever it turned a corner and any Ad mule to a top buggy or wagon: or a. fast horse was permitted to go at any sort of speed around a corner without givin any signal at all. Well,I am going do le ave the question 'th vou. I might ask why a rnitroad rain running on' its own track;s trough Newberry was required to aintain a speed of only six miles vn hour when no limit at all was 'laed on an automobile which was using the same road bed on which wagons and buggies had to travel, bt I am not going to ask the ques ion nor am I going to try to an wwer it. It is none of my business and I am trying to learn the leson Tat it is wise for one to try not to attend to other people's busifiess. It i a mighty hard lesson to learn, for al of us devote a lot of time look ig after other people's business. I see from the~. Observer that seebody signing ''T. E. W.'' 13 saing sassy things to thie man who is to regulate the city clock. Well, I. said something about this clock once -r twice and I believe it would soon hae been regulated, but what's the ' to say hard things or to make draats. It is much better to per suade and plead than to threaten an I do hope ''T. E. W-'" will not permit himself or herseilf to do any ting rash. It would be better to i'ae any sort of old time than to do ht. Let us be peaceful and quiet and not get exeited. We can get up with the sun and go to bed with t.he sunn and still be happy. We would beu betr f if we did. I beg you Don't puf of buyng the it is too late i have a c 0 your kitchen to parlor The house beautiful is made up of many parts, and one of the most irmprtant of these is the dining room. Your dini:&g room furniture needs your special S.:re S - No where can you hnd s> wide a r :e of selection at a price within your means as at our store. Have you seen our d room set at DRESERS. . Ij About our furnite e s wkat every one says. In design it is th:e -* a a:d artistic; in style it is faultless au m'e. and in convenien;ce,I durability 2.nd fi ish it is unsur::as-ed. These are high qualities, but t3e facts a.le self evi dent. I hav#- se * of Neat COme an c:ok th*om over. It is a be quiet. Let the old clock run fast rather than bei or slow as it pleases, who cares. The my faith has ha~ factory bell still sounds the hours severe shocks,i through the still watchies of the night. comfort to me And theni Daniels a:: Wiliams~on are from it an< will sell you a watch whic :- ou can has caused mei reguate to suit yourself. We ha~d very poor creat better have no towvn elock if we are ac'ds. I believi to ~have a tragedy as a ry.23 of hav- richer in those ing one. Go slow. Pat on brakes. >e measured by Take my a.dvie. S3ay nothing rash. purely merena: It is too near Christmcas. This is the too old now to time for good cheer. Peace oni earl h. my opimions or good will to me:'. Rc:nober that. Talking about 'Did it ever occur to you that lots I have been to< f people don't know any better than ec wher-I belie to take Trouble by the foreloelk and Mr. Dickens tel Opportunity by the tail ?'' always waiting My great trouble has been to rec- up, instead of ognize Mr. Opportunity when I met up something h him. in the road and Mr. Trouble lots of enjoymei turns up and recognizes me and de- You know how mads that I take him by the fore- old question in lock. No, not exactly that. Just the whether there other way, he takes me by the fore- the pursuit or lock, or rather has had me so 'long I have been ge that there is really very little lock out of the purs left and not much more fore. I have get near enougJ beard from my youth up that Mr. was gone and I pportunity knocks at least once at suit again. I every man's door and I am still rainbow chaser. 1ping that when he knocks at mine much pleasure [ may be able to recognize him and sion of moneya if I do I am sure going to take him IT wasn 't made by the forelock and not by the tail, is a ''eirculatir dium of exchan Wel., I have always looked on the and keep it circ bright side of things and have been ing its proper f m optimist all my life. Have had reat confidence in my fellowman. Now, I have -ave believed everybody hone;t and park a long tim ,.,uthfu. and believed in helping thing I have b; .8. t ~t Suit and Stove Or omplete stock of ev -and remember that This is our Celebrated Gold 1M It contains 80 coils of tempered We have a beautiful line of Ma ranging in price from - - S This No. 8, 20-inch oven, with one ol the largest and best stove o o y - - - - and Up-to-date Rockers bot pleasure for its to show our g helped a-nd while up'' and it's coming a: da great many very forget it, either. I do1 t has been a great 2have any jumping in at and I have ha-d pleas- ment with ''See, how: I while probably it fey killed the bear,'' wi :o be and to remain a istanding off shrugginf ure in this world 's bhoulders while the killi e it has made me on. Bdtter get on the things which cannot right nowv if you want the stand'ard of the k-illing that bear. ry spirit, and I am change my ways or I don't get out much I to learn new tricks. a look at the delegates C. conventior, here last opportunity, may be tell von they were a fir >much of aMr. Mi- of women and I was p: ve that is the man and I am still proud o: is us about, wh.o was thev tell me t:hey know for something to turn business. And .Mrs. W ~oing out and turning fine presiding officer. Shi imself. Well, he had a fine speaker for Con 1t in the anticipation. are doing a good work we use to debate that have the encouragement tlire country schools as more pleasure in the possession. Well, ting all my pleasureNOI. it. Just as I would Is hereby given that i to grasp, the thing using electric current n would go on in pur- by the town of Newb -eekon I have been a and after January 1st, I could never see quired to use a meter, in the simple posses.. will be furnished with< nd the keeping of it. and that the minimum for that purpose. It per month. .g medium,'' a ''me.. By order of the Com e.'" Then spend it M. L. S1 ulating and perform-. unction. C has. E. -~W. F. Es been pursuing that --- - e and that is one GEOUND BONE at W: se trying to "'turn ket. igfor .ange and Odd P erything to furn my prices are m 2dal Sp ings. wire. Price $4 . F el ttresses $3 to $15 forty pieces of w are, .*e"*" $24.50 . ight, and upon their ai goods and we would be ad don'tyo :1't intend t the last mo me and Nan- ON4E P.M e ien you were DINNER Syour old ng was going band wao ny credit for - ut I did take!C to the U. D.I ~~ week and I \ - -- e looking set oud of them - them.' And how to runj right made a a would make gress. They and should\ of the men. \ The Idler. all patrons o rry-wil] en - 1910, b' CHINE no Cu :ilnt >ut a meter,: will be 50 O misionrs.Areyou taki earman, WVe will ster: Chairman. ntCak Summers o Cak vart. W HIT E aght -3 Mar-; 19.7-o-2tI urniture iece of Furniture until ish your house from ade to suit you. 3ABY CARRIAGES. olding io=Carts = = = $1.5 30.00 TALKING FRE Here is the greatest proposition 7er offered. ABSOLUTELY FREE Aretino Talking Machine free with 50 cash trade and a cash payment of 1.50, this payment to cover express nd packag' charge. rival wsfbe glad to have you glad to have you c;lI. Telephone No. 149. was Lower Main Street. ~ f TWO P.Mi. SPRINqIUH M CLOfT H ES* SE.MTHOD OF~ SPRINKLING. Our Method ng chances? If so phone 175. ilize your goods. Collars will Learn the way. : STAR LAUNDRY. TNG &r STET<RINS, P----imeo-.