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Bfc ' ' ' " ET . . ;*.K >? * V 1 % * ^ '.. # 4 ' :'''< y\i,v? THE BAMBERG HERALD. | Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1905 One Dollar a Year ? ? PERSONAL INJURY GRAFTERS. t , Railroad Detective's Work in Damage Suits. Caught a Shrewd Woman. The chief detective of a great Souther^ railway system had adjourned to the smoking compartment of the Pullman for a final cigar before he climbed into his upper berth. He had just finished a job of clever sleuthing and was in a talkative mood, which quickly brought the half < dozen other smokers to attention. "I suppose in the beginning I was supplied with as much confidence in human nature as the average man," he began, as he settled back into the cushions and put his feet on a chair, "but after spending twenty years in finding out just how much the truth is stretched every time cnmohrtHr Riifts the comDanv for damages J * for personal injaries there isn't much left of it. "I hadn't been wearing railroad gumshoes very long before I was turned loose on a case where a sixteen year old boy wanted $100,000 damages because he was deaf and dumb as the result of a railroad | r wreck. * * "I worked on the case for two years, during which time the case was posti ppned from one term of court to another, t until finally it had to be tried. The sum total of all my knowledge was that the boy hadn't spoken nor apparently heard a word for two years. "On the morning of the trial I advised the company's lawyers to settle for $25,000, which they offered to do. The plaintiff's counsel refused the offer, so the case was called. "The evidence was so completely one sided that the case would certainly have been finished and gone to the jury before night, but at noon I had an idea. I thought VVr that if we had one more day something - might turn up to save us. I conferred with the company's lawyer, and at about the boor when the case was ready for the juicy our leading attorney was taken sud, . ;' denly ill. The judge had no alternative ? .51 .1 .. but to adjourn court uniu me ucav u*j. "That night I went to the plaintiffs counsel and explained that we were ready to settle but wanted to'make a physical examination of the boy first. He had no t objections, so we rented a room in the local hospital and took the boy there. "We put him upon an operating table around which were gathered four white coated, white whiskered men, alleged to ?' be, eminent surgeons,, but in reality the company's lawyers. "After baring the youth's bosom over the heart, the chief surgeon grabbed an ugly looking knife, and solemnly said: . 44 'Brethren, there is just about one chance in a hundred that the patient will ' survive this operation. Are you willing to take the chance?' " 'We are,' answered the others. "The words were hardly spoken before . the boy let out a yell, and cried. 'For God's |. sake, don't kill me.' "Then he snapped his jaws together and became dumb again,but the few words he had said were mighty costly for him,for his lawyers immediately threw up the sponge and asked for the dismissal of the case rne out wuiuuig. Then the detective lighted his cigar, and remarked that he always had more trouble getting the truth out of a woman * than a man. "A few years ago a Buffalo woman, * ' who was known to us as a member of a ' } lake injury syndicate, put in a claim for $50,000 against us for alleged paralysis of her limbs," continued the detective. "She claimed that her spine had been jerked out of kilter in a little one horse wreck down in Tennessee. , "I was positive that the woman was as sound as a dollar, but I couldn't prove it. 80 I bad to move to Buffalo and camp oh her trail. Finally I managed to strike up an acquaintance with another woman who was on very intimate terms with the supposed paralyzed one. "I professed to be a member of a gang of personal injury grafters out in Chicago, of whom she knew something, and I showed such extensive knowledge of the gang that she believed me. Of course, she wanted me to meet her friend, the paralytic, the first thing, and I was for it strong. "She gave me a very effusive letter of introduction, and I started out on the warpath. When I found tne woman i wanted, she was propped up in bed, and was certainly doing the helpless act to perfection. When I sprung the letter she warmed up, and we were merrily discussing our experiences in taking various kinds of falls out of railroad treasuries. - "When I arose to go I suggested that her friends in Chicago might like to read a little note from her, which I would be pleased to deliver within a couple of days. f Never suspecting for a moment, she hopped jauntily out of bed and dashed off a few lines in no time. "Then I sprung my detective's badge A on her and she suddenly became the most active woman I ever saw. She made a break for a gun, but I pulled first, and had her in a cell in less than an hour. , "She was arrested not long ago in Chicago for trying to flim-flam another railroad."?New York Sun. You can't always tell. Sometimes a man walks as if he were too proud to touch the earth, when it is only his corns troubling him. i i, eVW.\ IN THE PALMETTO STATE. INTERESTING OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS rt KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. State News Boiled Down for Quick Reading < Pungent Paragraphs About Men J and Happenings. A bank has been organized at Lake ? City, Williamsburg county, with a capital ( stock of $25,000. t John Clegg, the Greenwood white man who is charged with killing his son, has . been admitted to bail in the small sum of KOA ' fl,UW. In many counties of the Statemeetings ( of farmers have been held recently, and j pledges made to use less fertilizer, reduce ] the acreage for this year, and hold cotton , for ten cents. t One little white boy :shot and killed another white boy in Newberry county < last Saturday. It was an accident?the j result of playing with an "unloaded gun" i while playing "war." ] Judge R. O. Purdy has granted bail in ' the sum of $3;000 to W. B. Rowell, the < Florence dispensary constable who shot 1 and killed Jos. C. Blount, a railroad detective, in that town several weeks ago. James-A. Watson, of Yorkville, com mitted suicide last Friday morning about J nine o'clock by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun. He was a respected , citizen of that town and an old Confeder- , ate soldier. j The warehouse of the Belton cotton mill was partially destroyed by fire last Wednesday morning about five o'clock. Three hundred bales of cotton and seventy bales of cloth were burned. The loss is about $10,000, fully covered by insurance. John Clegg, a white man and former policeman of the city of Greenwood, is in jail there charged with the murder of his son, a boy about fourteen years old. It seems that the father shot the boy while in a drunken frenzy, and they will attempt to prove that it was accidental Senator T. M. Raysor, of Orangeburg, -j has introduced a bill providing that the \ salaries of the chief and associate justices j of the State supreme court be increased 1 from $2,850 a year to $3,500. It seems that the bill will pass the Senate. What ( will be its fate in the house remains to be t seen. \ A weekly newspaper is to be establish- ] ed at Georgetown, which will have as its * chief object the advertising of the great ( natural advantages and undeveloped re- t sources of the coast country of South Car- i olina. It will be operated by a stock * company which will have a capital stock j of $10,000. Mr. J as. Henry Rice, J r., will be the editor. It seems that Calhoun county will be established. The State board of canvass- < orroincf AAntocf nf tho pi PP. t CiO tion in Greenwood county. The matter is now up to the legislature, and there is * little doubt but that the county will be created. There is only one thing to defeat it, and that is the lack of territory left in Edgefield, A survey of that county 1 is now being made. There was an explosion in the heating < plant of the State house in Columbia last Friday morning which came near wrecking the entire plant. It is claimed that some one turned off the water from the ] boilers during the night and in the morn- * ing when the engineer started the fire ' there was an explosion in one of the , boilers, which completely wrecked the pipes and came near tearing out the whole 1 end of the boiler. The Senate has ap- ! pointed a committee to investigate the occurrence. i Mean, Meaner, Meanest. There were four of them in the smoking compartment of the car when the traveler from Chicago happened to say: "That reminds me of a man out In my town who is so mean that he makes the members of his house write small hands, ] in order to save ink." i "A friend o' my father's, suh, wuz even ? wuz than thet," came promptly from the ! Baltiraorean. "He stopped the clocks at night, suh, because o' the wear and tear , on the works." ' j Then came the Philadelphian: "Well there's a good old Quaker out in Wayne who won't read the papers. Wears out his glasses, says he." 1 All three looked inquiringly at the man 1 from New York, bnt he merely smiled J and rang for the waiter to take the 1 orders.?February Smart Set. TONIC TO THE SYSTEM. I For liver troubles and constipation there is nothing better than DeWitt's Little Early Risers, the famous little pills. They do not weaken the stomach. Their 1 action upon the system is mild, pleasant, harmless. Bob Moore, of LaFayette, Ind., < says, "No use talking, DeWitt's Little Early Risers do their work. All other pills I have used gripe and make me sick 1 in the stomach and never cured me. De Witt's Little Early Risers proved to be the long sought relief. They are simply perfect." Persons traveling find Little Early Risers the most reliable remedy to 1 carry with them. Sold by H. F. Hoover. < A Georgia editor has had to leave home 1 because he said in his paper that he was i going to hold his cotton. He had a i sweetheart named Sarah Cotton, and her i father chased him out of town with a shot . gun. < LEWIS BUCK. OF BARNWELL, DEAD. The Result of Being Accidentally Shot while Hunting an Escaped Convict. Barnwell, January 22.?After twelve )r fifteen days of suffering, Mr; Lewis Black has passed away. On the night of Thursday, the 12th instant, Mr. Black, a young man, who opjrated the road machines of the chain jang and first lieutenant, was in search )f an escaped convict. He was accom- 1 Danied by Mr. Bolen, and while secreted jv the roadside, where they expected the legro 10 pass, one ui men guus was aver ientally discharged and the entire load jntered the leg of Mr. Black, just above ,he knee, and ranging upward. Dr. Briggs, of Blackville, was at once sumnoned, and ministered such aid as was idvisable, relieving his suffering. Mr. Black was brought home on Saturiay and has since been treated by Dr E. L. Patterson, and up to Wednesday was thought to be doing well. On Thursday aight he was suddenly taken worse, and it 1 o'clock to-day he died, leaving a widaw and many relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Cold JVeather iii Dakota. According to the way the editor of a North Dakota paper sings they must be having some pretty cold weather in that part of the country just now. Hear him: 'Backward, turn backward/oh! time in pour flight, give me July again just for to-night. Soften the ground where the frost king has lain; oh, let me hear one more mosquito again. I am so weary of frost bitten pie, give me a slice of Fourth af July. Backward, swing backward, oh' season of snow?mercury fifteen or twen ij below?turn on the heat ot the tropical zone, ahd roast me until I am cooked Lo the bone. I am so tired of freezing my nose, weary of chilblains and corns cn my toes, weary of trying to sleep with cold feet?turn on the heat, mister, turn cn the heat." # ^?? A Clear Skin Necessitates Good Blood. About 50 per cent of the people of the [Jnited States have some imperfection of .he skin?due to impure blood. Many 1 persons are ignorant of the purifying )ualities contained in sulphur. Hancock's Liquid Sulphur, nature's greatest germi- ' ;ide, is so compounded that it may be taken internally, or applied directly to the ' skin to be absorbed through the pores, j Elere is what Miss Evalyn Garst, of Salem, , Pa., thinks of it: Three'years ago I had a :ough place on my cheek?it would burn ind itch. I was fearful it might be of a ' cancerous nature. I used different prep- < irations, but nothing helped it. One bot- , le of Liquid Sulphur has cured me entirey. I recommeAd it to every one having iny skin disease. The Hancock Liquid < Sulphur Co., Baltimore, mails free booket describing sulphur's healing qualities. A Philosopher. A farmer driven to the roof of his flood- , cd farm house, was gazing over the rising vaters. "Washed all your fowls away?" asked i man in a boat below. "Yes, but the ducks swam." "Tore up your orchard trees?" "Don't mind it much. The crop would lave been a failure." "But the water is right up at your winlow, man!" 41 Well, them windows wanted washing.'' NO MORE STOMACH TROUBLES. Stomach trouble is removed by use of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. It gives the stomach rest by digesting what you eat without the stomach's aid. The food builds up the body, the rest restores the stomach to health. You don't have to diet yourself when taking Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. J. D. Erskine, of Allenville, Mich., says, "I suffered heartburn and stomach trouble for some time. My sister-in-law had the same trouble and was not able to eat for weeks. She lived entirely on warm water. After taking two bottles of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure she was entirely ^cured. She now eats heartily and in good health. I am glad to say Kodol gave me instant relief." Sold by H. F. Hoover. Citing a Case. "Pawpiped up little Johnny, "this paper says that the medical association is after Dr. Goggleblat for unprofessional conduct. What's unprofessional conduct, paw?" "Well, my son," replied the wise father, by "unprofessional conduct is meant doing something that doctors don't usually do. Sending in a reasonable bill would be one instance of it." SAY "MURRAY'S." * 3 1. _ When you've got a Daa cougn just say 'MURRAY'S." If a druggist gives you anything but Murray's Horehound, Mullein and Tar, you're not getting the best and surest cough remedy. Make him jive you Murray's. Acts quicker and you ; jet a 50c. size bottle for 2oc. Every drugjist has it. His Real Status. Bilbrown. "Are you one of the stockaolders in the Bunko Oil company?" Jaysmith. "Well, I labored under the ielusion that I was for a time." i Bilbrown. "How's that?" Jaysmith. "I discovered later that I ' was merely one of the stuck-holders." ?Chicago Daily News. J ? i NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that the health of the people of this county is in imminent langer and must be taken care of. It has been decided that every precaution be ' taken to prevent prolonged cases of pneumonia, grippe, etc.. The best thing to do is to give a good cough mixture as soon < as the cough starts. Get MURRAY'S HOREHOUND, MULLEIN AND TAR. Only 25c. a bottle. At all druggists. COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS. SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around the County and Elsewhere. Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhardt, January 23.?Mr. George W. Reotz butchered a very fine hog recently. He could not weigh the hog gross with his weighing apparatus, so he weighed it by parts. Head, 68 lbs; hams, 129 lbs.; midlings, shoulders, etc, 352 lbs.; making the total weight of 552 lbs. From this hog he measured up 16 gallons of lard. Mr. Jttentz is one or our moaei young farmers in the true sense. His farm supplies bis wants in the way of something to eat and plenty of it, owes no one anything but good will and pays up this debt to the best of his ability every year. Some new fences and the like help to make several houses in town look more homely. Let the good work go on, and make home as comfortable and neat as you can.* The paint brush and the whitewash brush helps appearances also. Miss Julia Dannelley and Mr. Edward Steedly were made man and wife by Rev. T. L. Belvin last Wednesday afternoon. The presents were plentiful and useful. Cards arc out for another marriage on the 25th. Will give their names later. We think there will be more later on but can't exactly spot them as yet, but we we notice several parties trying to come to the same opinion on the subject. Mr. A. W. Brabham was in town last week, and he thinks more of his staple cotton since the slump than before. He says it does not affect the price of his cotton. Mr. O. P. Folk was in town Saturday. He is trying to get the rural free delivery to leave the office in the afternoon in place of morning. Mr. Folk likes to have fresh news as well as the balance of us. Mr. Isaac Carter and wife went down the country to visit her sister, Mrs. Rosa Griffin, last week. They returned Saturday. Mr. W. P. Pate, the agent at this place, j has been relieved by a young man, Mr. Miller, and ordered in to the superintendent's office, who wants to move him to another point. Mr. Pate says he will go and see the work before he takes the job. Mr. G. L. Kinard bought Mr. Chasjereau's house and lpt and moved into same last week. Mr. Chassereau has moved into the Chisolom house. Mr. Merick Kinard is the happy man of our town. He is a bouncing big boy. Jee. News from Govan. Govan, January 23.?The farmers have started to work, after a short vacation, and on every side the musical note of the ploughman may be heard encouraging the reluctant mule. We are sorry to note that Mr. G. 0. Mather lost a very fine horse last Tuesday. Prof. Brinson is pastor at Bethesda. Mr. Rob Williams spent Saturday and Sunday at Bethesda. We are glad to say that Mrs. McCormack is improving again. Mr. S. S. Williams spent Saturday and Sunday in Augusta, Ga. There was a surprise party at the home nf Mr "Mix Fridav night and we are glad to say it was a success. We have three weeklies and one monthly magazine in oar reading room nowv and the number of books continues to increase. The faculty are beginning to plan for the coming commencement; we hope to be able to announce a good program. There is a mistake about the smallpox being around here. No one seems to be affected seriously so far. If they have it, it is indeed a very good variety. News from Farrell's. We are having some gloomy weather this week. Some of the farmers are beginning to till the soil. The yonng oat crop has been damaged a great deal by the cold. ' The hogs have been dying with the sore head, and generally they would bleed at the throat. If the people wouldjstop this disease they would have plenty of hogs. Mr. John Cooner and family, of Bam berg, were here Sunday. Mr. J. E. Byrd has returned home. He has been in town last week, undergoing an operation. He is getting along fine. Wedding bells are ringing around here. Miss Sue England, of Brier Creek, and Mr. Frank Moore, of Ehrhardt, were married Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. "Which do you think counts for the most in life, money or brains?" "Well," answered Miss Cayenne, "Isee so many people who manage to get on with so little of either that I am beginning to lose my respect for both."?Washington Star. STRAIGHT FACTS. A whole lot of fancy phrases can be written about remedies, but it takes facts to prove anything?good straight facts. And the strongest fact you ever heard is that Tannopiline is the best cure for piles7 on the market. It cures absolutely. Has a healing, soothing effect from the start. All druggists have it for $1.00 a jar. Ask for Tannopiline and take no substitute. BRAVE SCHOOLMA'AM. Continued Teaching While Reds and Yanks Fought Near By. I noticed in a recent story about the war in the orient that the writer says that Gen. Kuroki planned the battle at Taitse river and then calmly proceeded to fish for minnows while the shells were flying and men were bayoneting one another," remarked ex-State Senator William H. Sears. "While one cannot help applauding the superb nerve of the little fighters across the sea, I want to say that I knew a tall woman teacher of Missouri who beat the gallant Japanese general-to it as regards nerve by twb or three degrees. "Miss Lizzie McKittrick was the heroine. I remember well the day, because it marked my 14th birthday, and it was the end of the summer , term of school, Aug. 8,1861. "The little log house was about seven miles south of Callao and not far from the Chariton river. A few days earlier the Confederate forces under Gen. Porter and the federals commanded by Gen. Wolfolk met in a battle at Kirksville, and afterward along the Chariton river. "We were drowsily thumbing our books when we heard the sullen roar of a cannon in the distance. We looked up at the windows and then at the teacher. "She frowned and motioned for Us to resume our studies. There was another detonation from the cannon and another and then a crash of musketry. A window light was knocked out by the concussion J r _ 11 :_:i -fl ~ - rPKn nnnils aim icu uuisnjr uu iuc m/vi. mc pupno jumped up in wild confusion. "Miss McK-ittrick arose from her chair, but not in confusion. She was just mad. " 'The school will come away from the door and resume its seats,' she said. "The school did. "She stood in the centre aisle with a heavy ruler in her hand. The pupils were more afraid to risk an encounter with that ruler than the possible chance of a stray cannon ball crashing through the building. A teacher who could run a school while people were being bayoneted and blown to pieces right next door, as you might say, was too serious a thing for our youthful spirits to defy, even if she did wear spectacles. "During the entire afternoon the firing between the two commands continued, sometimes breaking into volleys that sounded dreadfully near. We were all little rebels, because our parents were, and we secretly prayed for the success of Porter and his men. The fighting was just across the hills, and looking through the windows we could see the smoke rising from'the valley. "It was a hard task to keep our thoughts on our books with subh a thrilling event so near us. In our imagination every time the canpons spoke we saw whole nlafiAns nf men torn tn nieces aftd their dismembered limbs sailing skyward. Once in a while a cheer would come floating across the hills, and we hoped it was oar side and that we could holler with them. "But that teacher of ours, grim, alert and determined, seemed to be unusually successful in finding something for us to do.to keep our minds from the battle. "The long afternoon session ended ati last, and as we bade our teacher a hurried farewell she admonished us not to go too near where the fighting was. She needn't have done that, but I suppose she thought it would make her conscience easier if any of us were inclined to get in the way of the bullets?which we were not. "As for herself, I believe if her way home had led across the battlefield she would have commanded the soldiers to cease firing till she got by. She had the nerve."?Macon, Ga., Cor. New York Sun. A VERY CLOSE CALL. "I stuck to my engine, although every joint ached and every nerve racked with pain," writes C. W. Bellamy, a locomotive fireman^of Burlington, Iowa. I was weak and pale, without any appetite and all run down. As I was about to give up, I got a bottle of Electric Bitters, and after taking it, I felt as well as I ever did in my life." Weak, sickly, run down people always gain new life, strength and vigor from their use. Try them. Satis-' faction guaranteed by all drug stores at Bamberg, S. C., and Felder & Matthews, Denmark, S. C. Price 50 cents. Additional Circuits. The judiciary committee of the house of representatives has introduced a bill providing for two additional judicial circuits. The ten circuits as proposed by this committee would be grouped as follows: 1 First?Charleston, Colleton and Beaufort. Second?Berkeley, Georgetown, Dorchester and Orangeburg. Third?Hampton, Aiken, (Bamberg, Barnwell and Edgefield. Fourth?Clarendon, Florence, Lee, Sumter and Williamsburg. Fifth?Chesterfield, Darlington, Horry, Marion and Marlboro. Sixth?Kershaw, Lexington, Richland and Saluda. Seventh?Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster and York. Eighth?Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union. Ninth?Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens and Newberry. Tenth?Anderson, Greenville, Pickens and Oconee. ' ' . * 2k-'*r - r . -v *. t ..'?2. R. R. AGENT ARRESTED AT GREER'S. _ \|g He is Charged With Having Embezzled Three Thousand Dollars. GreenvillA, January 23.?Thomas M. Hill, agent for the Southern Railway at Greer's, S. C., was arrested today at the instance of the American Surety Company, of New York, which concern is on his bond, charged with having embezzled $3,000. The prisoner was brought here this afternoon by Deputy Sheriff Gilreath and arraigned before F. B. McBee, the. magistrate issuing the warrant, who released the defendant on bail in the sum of & $3,000 until January 30th, when he will have a preliminary examination. * Hill has hitherto enjoyed a splendid - < reputation on account of being an elder \\ 4' in the Presbyterian Church, and a popu- - r lar Sunday-school superintendent in Greer's, where his arrest caused a sensa-. _v; j tion. He admits that he is irregular in his ac- , counts, but insists that it is the result of 7-'' bad book keeping on his part. Several > 4$ years ago the safe at Greer's was robbed and Hill was shot several times, but refused to surrender. His friends claim /"f that the shock from the wounds wrecked r- -Jfefj his health aricl affected his mind. Church Member and Dog Fight. Look not upon the dog when he fights should be the injunction to good Meth- ' '}:% odists, especially superintendents of Sun- - - 3 day schools, as a deduction from the ex- 4 \ :fM perience of B. S. Mickey, of Des Moines, J|l| la., brother of the governor of Nebraska. . > :1| It seems that Brother Mickey was riding, & along the streets of Des Moines upon his ;|3 good nag, and became absorbed in a dog 'yyM fight, which he watched with interest at ^ he rode by and turned to look upon as he rode away. While thus engaged as to his attention, an electric wire, stretching across the street, engaged him as to his / neck and he was thrown violent!/ to the " ground and seriously injured. He sued the city for $6,000 damages. The interest he had taken in the dog fight was -31k brought into the evidence as well aa his distinction of being a devout Methodist and the superintendent of the Sunday school, and the court instructed the^ jury that Mickey was guilty of contributory negligence in looking back at the dog ' fight and so could not recover damages. What the church will do with him remains to be seen, but there he stands an example and a warning.?Charleston Even-" ing Post. Ham and Egg. There is an amusing story relative to f some strange names among the officials of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. The Pilgrim says: 1 Mr. Ham is the road's advertising manager, with headquarters at Montreal, and the city ticket office there is in chkrge of Mr. Egg. Because of their strange names, the two men became fast friends and if they, chance to be out of town, as they some- ;.<? times do, the question, "Have you seen ^ Ham and Egg?" is heard around both , their offices. By a more peculiar coinci- , . ^ dence, they both report to Mr. Bacon, v"$! whose chief clerk is Brown. A few days ago Ham called on Egg at JS svffisw* W KiIa fnl lrtn rm fti a fnl- . * me lattci o uxuve* ii uue wimii^ ?u? wi* ""i" ephone rang, and the messenger boy an- / ''3jj swered the call. - v He was asked if that was the Canadian ; Pacific office. Before he answered as to ? that, he said, "Whom do you want, Ham or Egg?" "Neither," was the reply, "I want the Canadian Pacific ticket office. I don't want any of your old ham or eggs. Cen- M tral, get that cheap restaurant off this 'itfk wire." Both Ham and Egg are now looking for that man. v Woman's Home Companion. The February Woman's Home Com- <. - -:M panion is packed with good things from ; ^ cover to cover. A unique feature is a ' double-pagedrawingshowing "HowUn- ^ cle Sam is Spending Hundreds of Millions ' . X'm of Dollars to Make Washington the Most Beautiful Capital in the World." Other features are; i "Ice-Yachting?The New Sport for Women," and "The Interna- : \i tional Sunday-School Invasion of the V Holy Land." The fiction includes stories <. ' cl i by Louis Tracy, Q. T. Evans, Madge L. ' Axford and Frederick Smith. Mrs. Xin- ' > coin gives her twelve favorite recipes. There are helpful articles on valentine / y parties, new ideas in fashions for men. and women, and a number of contributions from women on "Howl Earned My Own Support." Published bytheCroweU Publishing Company, Springfield, Ohio; / one dollar a year, ten cents a copy. , , . ' 'r Not Surprised. ^ Glen MacDonough, who wrote the lib[ retto for the comic opera "Babes in Toyland" was sitting in a New York restaurant recently with Victor Herbert, the ' composer, when a waiter approached to . fair. Kia nrdpr ~ " V?av j The waiter smiled at Mr. MacDonongh > ' .. | and said: < "!? ^ "You don't remember me, do you? I , used to sing in one of your companies." "I remember you very well," said Mr? ^ MacDonongh. "Are you surprised to see me here as a waiter?" asked the other. ~ v> "Not a bit," replied the librettist cheerfully. "You know, I have heard you sing." ? : The lawyers now say that the old farmer who represented himself in the supreme court in Coldmbia the other day , ; . S is crazy. But they didn't seem to think so as long as he employed them. ;|1 f * . - - , ; . % , v . ' - sS2