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THE BAMBERG HERALD.
Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1905 One Dollar a Year ri Wrote Her Answer on His Cuff "The average person has no idea of the number of men who use their cuffs for memorandum purposes," said the local manager of a sububran laundry. "We witness many amusing occurrences. On Wednesday afternoon I received a telegram from one of my regular patrons from New York, instructing me not to wash his laundry until he arrived at my office. He stated that he was on his way & here. "About a half hour later he burst in and demanded his soiled cuffs, which had been collected that morning. I told him the linen had been sent to the town where our work is done and then he raved and swore. Summoning a messenger boy, he wired to the plant: "Don't wash So and ova lonnrirv nntil he arrives." Then he UV O 4WUMV*. j ?._W dashed pell mell for the railroad station before I had time to get a nexplanation. "This was forthcoming on Thursday, however, when he stopped in to see me. It seemed that at a dance on Tuesday night he had proposed to an old sweetheart, who is a veritable 'cut up.' She is a fine German scholar, and laughingly said she would write her answer in that ~ tongue in a small verse on his cuff. He had left hurriedly on Wednesday and not until he reached New York did he realize ^ that the cuffs had been put with his soiled linen. Then he got the cuffs and the right answer."?Philadelphia Record. Kathlene: "It's little ye love me, or ye wud niver stay away from me as ye did last evening, just because av a wee bit o' rain." Dudee Mike: "Sure, it wor a pourin' down floods, mavoumeen, but it wor not th' rain thet kep' me away from th' loight av y'r hivenly eyes." Itathlene: "An' wot wor it?" Dudee Mike: "It wor th' lack av an umbrella." A SURPRISE PARTY. A pleasant surprise party may be given to your stomach and liver, by taking a medicine which will relieve their pain and discomfort, viz: ur. mngs new life Pills. They are a most wonderful remedy, affording sure relief and cure, for headache, dizziness and constipation. At all druggists in Bamberg; Felder and Matthews, Denmark. Price 25c. An Answering Silence. Young ladies with a fondness for infantile admirers should be warned by an epfeode at a seaside resort last summer. An engaging masculine of seven years became on exceedingly good terms with the belle of their particular hotel, a girl H about 20 years his senior. One day the charme^ asked the swain to go bathing and after the bath, as they returned to I " their bathhouses, the small man suggested a race to see who could dress first. They v,.- entered the bathhouses, which adjoined, and in a short time a youthful treble called, "Miss Ethel, oh, Miss Ethel, I've got my 7; stockings on." A low contralto answered, "Yes, Rob? hie, so have L" 7: . After a short pause the irrepressible again called, "Miss Ethel, I've got my shoes on." Again came the answer, "Yes, dear, so |i. have I." Again a pause?then a triumphant voice shrilly proclaimed, "Miss Ethel, I've got my pants on." The answering silence was oppressive. ?H. B. Spencer, in JulyLippincott's. ^ BENT HER DOUBLE. "I knew no one, for four weeks, when I was sick with typhoid and kidney trouble," writes Mrs. Annie Hunter, of Pittsburg, Pa., "and when I got better, al though I had one of the best doctors 1 couldget, I was bent double, and had to rest my hands on my knees when I walked. From this terrible affliction I was rescued by Electric Bitters, which restored my health and strength, and now I can walk as straight as ever. They are simply wonderful." Guaranteed to cure stomach, liver and kidney disorders; at all drugS'sts in Bamberg; Felder and Matthews, enmark. Price 50c. Dewey Wept Over Boy's Love of Mother. The following story of Admiral Dewey, v says the New York American, is told by one of the sailors who returned to the Raleigh. Just before the battle of Manilla, when the order was given to strip for action, the smallest powder boy on the flagship dropped his coat overboard. He asked permission to jump after it, but was refused. He went to the side of the ship, dropped overboard, recovered his ooat and was promptly arrested for disobedience. Admiral Dewey spoke kindly to the youngster, who broke down and said that the coat contained his mother's picture, which he had just kissed, and he could --> * Wqot- trw it lnut . Dewev's eves UUb UVUA ?v wvw ? filled with tears. He fairly embraced the boy, and ordered him to be released, saying; "Boys who love their mothers enough to risk their lives for her picture -cannot be kept in irons on this fleet." Always Liberal to Churches. Every church will be given a liberal quantity of L. & M. paint. Call for it. 4 gallons Longman and Martinez L. & M. paint mixed with 3 gallons linseed oil, will paint a house. W. B. Barr, Charleston, W. Va. writes, "Painted Frankenburg block with L. & M. stands out as though varnished." Wears and covers like gold. Don't pay $1.50 a gallon for linseed oil, which you do in ready-for-use paint. Buy oil fresh from the barrel at 60 cents per gallon and mix it with L. & M. paint. It makes paint cost about $1.20 per gallon. Sold by Bamberg Pharmacy. Negro Fonnd Dead. Branchville, June 28.?The body of a negro, who had evidently been dead for several months, was found in a swamp about two miles from here this morning. The body was almost entirely decomposed and could not be identified, but the man had evidently been murdered, as the body when found was partly buried. As soon as notified of the find, Acting Coroner Dukes empaneled a jury to hold the inquest, the verdict of the jury being that a party unknown had come to his death by means unknown to them. He Didn't Smoke. several 01 me vmagcis nws s&abwi around the stove in the general store at Selkirk yesterday afternoon when Coroner Ray dropped in on his way back from a call just below the village. The coroner invited all hands to have a good cigar and only one of those present failed to respond. "Don't you smoke?" queried the coroner. "I reckon not," was the reply. I "Well, have something else," said the coroner. | "Very well," said the tardy one, look| ing around,"give me two loaves of bread.'' ?Albany Journal. Truth Will Out. A young man was taking the civil service examinations and was exasperated at the irrelevance of some of the questions. One question was, "How many British troops were sent to this country during [ the American Revolution?" The young I man nibbled his pen for a moment in | annoyance and then wrote the answer, i "I don't know, but a darned sight more than went back."?Lippincott's Magazine. !!? Hfncv S. Hartzocr. Arkansas papers of late date lift the lid from the proceedings of the trustees of the State University and show how Dr. Henry S. Hartzog was traded out of the Presidency of that institution. Governor Jeff Davis of that State appears to be a regular Western rule the roost politician, with an eye very single to ?he height and strength of his political fences. No charges had been made against Dr. Hartzog and none could be, for during the three years of his administration he had worked with might and main toward the upbuilding of the University and had "succeeded magnificently" as the Fayetteville papers say. It had been his constant purpose to lift the University out of politics. The Governor and one trustee were against Dr. Hartzog. Another trustree was won over by promise of a judicial appointment as successor to Judge Till| man, the new President, another trustee desired the office for himself, a third | Wisnea tne election to tat; ueabuieiauip of a man who would deposit the Univer[ sity funds in a bank in which he was ini terested and another wished the election of his sister, contrary to law, as a teacher in the University. They won, but as the commencement closed Dr. Hartzog rel ceived in the words of the Arkansas paper an ovation that was "a triumph such as comes to few men in the course of a lifetime. The applause that greeted him was spontaneous, enthusiastic, deafening. | It was hurricanelike in its intensity? the tremendous cheering grew in volume and intensity until the audience became almost uncontrollable." The affair has brought one embarrassment to Dr. Hartzog?the difficulty of selecting out of the numerous propositions of far greater profit and opportunity show; ered upon him. He is wanted from the Mississippi to the Golden Gate.?Barnwell People. Breathes there a man with soul so dead, | who never to himself has said, "I'll pay before f go to bed, the debt I owe the I printer!" There are some, we know full well, who never such a tale can tell: but , they, we fear will go to?well, the place ! where there is no winter, v i Knew His Eggs. j A vegetarian had an amusing experience the other morning while at break fast. His family was out 01 town, ana ne went to a restaurant and took a seat next to a stranger. The vegetarian took occasion to advertise his creed by telling the stranger that all meat was injurious and that the human ! diet should be strictly vegetarian. ; "But," replied the stranger, "I seldom eat meat." "You just ordered eggs," said the vegetarian. "An egg is practically meat, because it eventually becomes a bird." "The kind of eggs I eat never-become birds," answered the stranger, quietly. "Good heavens!" cried the vegetarian, "what kind of eggs do you eat?" "Principally boiled eggs," said the stranger. THE DIAMOND CURE. The latest news from Paris, is, that they have discovered a diamond cure for consumption. If you fear consumption or pneumonia, it will, however, be best for you to take that great remedy mentioned by "W. T. McGee, of Yanleer, Tenn. "I had a cough for fourteen years. Nothing helped me, until I took Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption, coughs and colds, which gave instant relief and effected a permanent cure." Unequalled quick cure for throat and lung troubles. At all druggists in Bamberg; Felder & Matthews, Denmark. Price 50c andf 1.00, guaranteed. Trial bottle fr&e. IN THE PALMETTO STATE. INTERESTING OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. State News Boiled Down for Quick Reading Pungent Paragraphs About Men and Happenings. The total enrollment of teachers in the State snmmer school at Clemson college is over 500 and still they come. Charlie Webster of Ridgeville, aged 13, died suddenly on Saturday after eating heartily of fresh honey just taken from the hive. Gen. Wm. Stokes, a prominent citizen of Hampton county, died at his home at Early Branch last Friday. He was 71 years old. Paralysis was the cause of his death. Stiles Moore in Oconee county was convicted of a heinous crime, yet was given only fourteen years in the penitentiary. The victim was a young girl not yet sixteen. Enoch Lemon, colored, on his way home in Clarendon county in a new buggy on Saturday died suddenly just after taking a big arink of cheap dispensary liquor. For the second time within a week unescorted ladies, returning from religious services, were attacked by a negro on the streets of Rock Hill on Thursday night. The annual convention of the rural letter carriers of the State was held in Columbia last Monday. There were about twenty delegates present. D. C. Hayden, of Orangeburg, was elected president. Heavy rains in Oconee county have washed away many bridges and done considerable damage. Southern railway trains were run over the Seaboard tracks from Greenville to Atlanta because of the flood. James Werts, colored, was convicted on Saturday in Aiken of murdering an old negro named Sam Pickley for his money. The jury recommended him to mercy and he was sent to the penitentiary for life. Col. Henry T. Thompson, of Columbia, was last Saturday elected colonel of the second regiment, defeating Col. D. 0. Herbert, of Orangeburg, who was a candidate for re-election. Col. Thompson is an able military man, and his election is a most fortunate thing for the second regiment. At a fourth of July barbecue on Tuesday at Gaston, Lexington county, severs1 white men were drinking and got to fighting. When the battle was over one man was fatally stabbed, another shot and will die, and another dangerously shot in the hip. Whiskey and an old grudge caused the trouble. Senator Tillman made a speech at Greenville on Tuesday on the cotton question. He did not touch on politics much, but said the dispensary was rotten and unless the legislature took steps to clean it up he was going to help vote it out. He believes the dispensary can be reorganized and made the best system for nrKiolrATr uauunug r\ xiiock.\jj A young white man named Pope McCarty was shot twice and dangerously wounded last Saturday afternoon in Saluda county by a negro named Jim Bell. The negro was also shot twice and seriously hurt. The white man and negro were gambling and the white man refused to settle up when the time came, so the negro pulled his pistol and opened fire, which was returned by McCarty. This same white man was almost killed a few years ago in a gambling row with negroes. Shot by Stepfather. Bbranchville, June 29.?Steve Wolfe,a negro boy, was shot and almost instantly killed by his step-father, Joe Easterlin, at the latter's house, on the Fairey place, near here, this morning. It appears that bad blood has existed between the two for some time, but it is not clear whether the shooting was done in self-defence, or was deliberate murder, though it is said, the boy had a pistol in his hand when shot. Easterlin left soon after the shooting and has not yet been captured. The coroner's jury viewed the body and will render a verdict later. It Served Them Bight. "Courtesy always pays," said Mme Rejane, the French actress, to an interviewer. "If we are courteous to people, they like us and they try to help us. If we are discourteous to them, they hate and oppose us. "Two women occupied a compartment in a railway carrage with one man, a strancrer. They were extremely rude to this mail. In whispers that he could overhear they criticized his costume, his figures and his manner. He, to be revenged, did a singular thing. "The blackness of a tunnel enveloped the car, and under cover of the darkness the man kissed the back of his hand loudly and repeatedly. Then, when the train entered the light again, he looked from one woman to the other with a significant smile. "They exchanged glances of suspicion. "Was it you he kissed?" "No, of course not. Was it you?" "And neither lady would believe the other's denial, and each, in her innocent heart, was offended to think that the man had chosen her companion instead of her1 r * - u:? man lrtAlrorl />nnl onrl sell lO tk.iSS. JL ULt. Ui?u vvvi complacent. When, finally, he rose to go he said, lifting his hat with a jocular air: "'Have no fear, ladies; I shall never tell which of you it was."?Buffalo Enquirer. An insurance agent says that the young wife of an old man rejuvenates him, and that he would consider a man of 70 who married a girl of 20 a much better risk than before. Here is a point to be considered by those sweet young things with a keen sense of business who pick out eligible old men with one foot in the grave. $10,000 DINNER IN LONDON. A Wonderful Entertainment Given at the Savoy by an "American." London, June 30.?A wonderful dinner party, costing $10,000, was given at the Savoy Hotel to-night to twenty-four American guests by Mr. Kessler, a well known New Yorker. An enormous gondola was built in one of the Court yards of the hotel in the centre of which the guests sat down. This gondola was surrounded by water on which real swans and ducks were introduced and scenes of Venice were painted all around. There was a ceiling of dark sapphire blue, through which gleamed twinkling stars to light the table. Rows of Venetian lanterns were arranged on the gondola, which was painted white and decorated with festoons of smilax and pink roses. A pontoon bridge was erected over the lake, across which waiters brought the various dishes, while a magnificent cake "was borne to the guests on the back of Jumbo Senior, said to be the smallest elephant in Europe. The reception room was really perfectly lovely. It opened on to the Court yard, where the gondola was, and masses of pink roses, carnations and sweet peas ] were most artistically -and lavishly ar- . ranged in it. It was one of the prettiest . sights that has ever been seen, and reflects much credit on the hotel for the skilful < and beautiful way in which it was carried , out. ' i His Worry. "I say, Sambo," said a gentleman to-an ( improvident negro who had just lost a job for the third or fourth time, "aren't you worried over the question of wherewithal to support you?" "Lordy, Marse Henry," was the reply, " I ain't worrin' about wherewithal; Fs worrin' about de wherefore fur de herein." Good Trinities. T r, Qf T.ftrtia thoro ia a flavin or that flip npn Aii ?wvr ? J r pie of North Carolina believe in three things; hell, calomel and Democracy?a mighty good trinity, each in its place. In a speech at Richmond this week in a tribute to Robert E. Lee, the new president of the University of Virginia, Dr. E. A. Alderman, said amid great applause: "I have said before, and I repeat it now, that we of the South are the only people in all the world who still read Sir Walter Scott, fear God and vote the democratic ticket." Both are good trinities! At the Court Ball. Countess?Oh, your Royal Highness, just look at the baroness! Isn't it shockingly decollette for such a scrawny old thing? Prince?Yes, she's making a great show of nothing. If you want a higher grade buggy than you can find elsewhere, call at G. Frank Bamberg's. BOUGHT COTTON FROM JURY BOX. Murder Trial Juror a Winner on the Day's Transactions. A juror sitting in a murder trial and opI erating in the cotton market at the same I time, getttng reports of purchases and sales, with a bear panic in full blast, was the role played in general sessions yesterday by Barton S. Castles. At the end of the day Castles found that he was a good winner. Mr. Castles is a juror in the trial of Emma Nash, a negress, who is accused of murdering her common law husband, Joshua Whitehurst. After the jury had been selected yesterday .Mr. Castles addressed the court. "I have a favor to ask of your honor," he said. "It is important to me that it should be granted." "I am ready to do anything I can for you," said Judge Foster. "Well, I am heavily interested in the cotton market," said Castles. "I would like to be allowed to receive quotations during the day of how the market is going. Maybe I would like to transact some business, too." "Oh, that's it," said the judge. "But do you think that.your mind wouldn't be diverted from what is goingjon here? You know that this is a very serious case?a murder trial." "On the contrary," said Castles, "I think that if I knew what was going on my mind would not be diverted. I am less apt to be worried then." Judge Foster granted Castles' request. During the day messengers rusned into the court room with reports on the cotton market, but in no way interrupting thq trial. Mr. Castles frequently sent back word to his brokers instructing them what to do for him in the market. "How did I make out?" he said at the close of the day's session. "First rate. I'm a pretty heavy winner. There wasn't a slip up at any time."?New York Sun. A Macon, Ga., throat specialist says that woman is better qualified for talking than man. Most of us have found that out without the necessity of consulting a specialist. "Don't marry a man," said a New Jersey preacher, addressing a class of young women, "until you know about his past." The chances are that the average young ! woman would not marry a man after j learning about his past. COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS. SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN YARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around the Connty and Elsewhere. Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhardt, July 3.?Mr. F. M. Zeigler, of Clear Pond section, was in town last week on business. He says cotton crops in bis section are very fair, but corn crops are poor; says there are a quantity of acres that will not make one "hoe cake" to the acre in his section. J. Wms. Carter was bitten by a snake on the index finger of his left hand one day last week. He was at work moving some corn stalks in his lot and the snake a. 1 TT _ J!J a. i.1 1 was iu mem. ne mu noi see me snase, nor does he know its kind, but says it was enough snake to make him very sick, and if he had not gotten medical aid as soon as he did, would have passed in his checks. Says he don't need any more snakes in his business, large or small. Dr. A. G. Voigt, Dean of theMt. Pleasant Lutheran Seminary, assisted Rfev. P. E. Monroe in a meeting at Ehrhardt Lutheran church Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and Sunday morning and afternoon services and was enjoyed by all that attended. The congregation was large enough for comfort at each sermon and by the attention given the speaker showed their appreciation of his handling of the subject chosen for each sermon. Capt. J. M. Dannelly and wife, J. D. Dannelly and wife, and Mrs. John Frank Chassereau have gone to the Isle of Palms for their health. Mr. Tom D. Jones intends visiting Newberry this week. Mr. J. D. Padgett, wife and son, have gone on a visit relatives near Walterboro. Several of our young men think of spending the 4th in the city by the sea. Jee. 1 Social News from Lakeland. The following social items from the T - i i a "ni _ mi ? ? jjaseiana, ria., news, wiu De 01 interest to Mrs. O'Hern's friends here: The third meeting of the Needle, Brush and Art Club was at Mrs. Elliston's, the home secretary. A fall of rain prevented some of the members' arrival but the more the merrier did not hold in this case. Discussion as to ways and means of Fair exaltation were gone over, succeeded by a piano recital by Mrs. O'Hern which was thoroughly enjoyed, the music ranging from grave to gay, from lively to severe. At this juncture the guests adjourned to the dining room where delicious punch and cake was served. "The little summer shower that liad lasted quite an hour" most obligingly ceased to allow the guests to return home. Mrs. Neff delightfully entertained the Ladies' Whist Club Thurday, June 15th, at the home of Mrs. Armistead. The afternoon was all one could ask, and every one was in good spirits. The score cards were hearts and diamonds, each heart had to find its diamond and all were as merry as a marriage bell. There were five tables and twelve games were played, Mrs. Ramsdel proudly wearing away the club brooch. Refreshments were served of ice cream and cake, and as usual enjoyed to the fullest extent. A prize was given the one scoring the highest, which was a china plate with a scene from beautiful Lake Hollinswortli which fell to the lot of Mrs. Ramsdel. Second prize was a china plate with a scene from Lake Mirror and was won by a guest, Miss Robison, and "booby" fell to Mrs. Stevens. Guests were: Mesdames Bennett O'Hem, and Mrs. Neff, of Jacksonville; Misses Decker, Robison, Scott, Ramsdel. Pointed Paragraphs. It takes a lot of salve to turn a human crank. Death loves a shining mark, and cupid loves a soft one. ! . Every married man is in favor of a heavy tax on bachelors. He who laughs last laughs best, because he knows what tickles him. An average man is generous to a fault ?if it doesn't belong to other men. Ignorance -would be more blissful if it 1.1. A. f..i_ was ame iu reeugmse na unsaiumess. People who attend to their own busi-, iness have but little time fbr criticising others. There isn't much hope for a man who will lie when the truth would do just as well. A man may be all his wife thinks he is, but he is seldom what he thinks himself to be. When a woman plays whist she measures out the cards as if she were going to make a pudding. There is much to be said on both sides when a woman attempts to write a letter on a single sheet of paper. It is easier to pay women compliments than it is to argue with them?also more satisfactory to all parties concerned. It sometimes happens that a man who poses as a social lion before marriage looks very much like a truck horse afterward.?Chicago News. A Greenville woman who was converted in a religious revival meeting in Asheville sent a merchant $1 that she had owed him for 11 years. We wish some people in this section could get this brand of religion. three Hearts beat as one. Man With Two Hearts Sells Them for $15,000 and Will Wed. Rome, June 28.?King Victor Emmanuel and Queen Helena today received a man named Giuseppe Demaggio, from Barletta, who is said to have two hearts. The Anatomical Museum of Madrid will receive Demaggio's body after death, having paid him $15,000 for it. He is about to take a wife to share his good fortune. A Precocious Boy. An instance of the application of a precocious knowledge of the law by a child occurred in a Parisian school last January. In France education is obligatory, but the law cannot compel children to remain at school after the age of 13. This law, needless to remark, is usually a dead letter) but on the occasion in question, a pupil suddenly got up in the middle of a lesson, gathered up his books, placed them neatly in his desk, took up his hat and moved toward the door. "Where are you going?" asked the teacher, with a certain amount of acerbity. "Sir," replied the boy, with irritating nonchalance, "I was 13 years of age 4 minutes ago, and you have no longer any right to keep me at school." : -t ? Swearing and Affirming. Judge Shelby, of Alabama, according to the Buffalo Commercial, was once talkiDg about the difference between swearing and affirming. "Whatever the difference is," he said, "it is assuredly not what a certain old colored man understood it to be last week. This colored man entering the witness box, said he thought he thought he would just affirm. 'Erastus,' I said, 'how is this? A month ago, when you appeared before me, you consented readily enough to swear. Why is it that you will only affirm now?' 'Well, yo, honoh,' said Erastus, 'de reason am dat I specks I ain'tquite so sure about de facts o' dis case as I wus o' de odder.' " Watery Help * A man telephoned to the Coates House, Kansas City, asking the clerk, George Mong, if D. M. Pond was employed there. Mr. Mong turned to W. E. Gardner, the AM lwAA* A? A , /I A v,aauici auu oiuic-nccpci, auu i cpcatcu 1110 question. Gardner looked in the book to see. "No," he replied, "no Pond here; but we have Dick Rivers in the kitchen ? and Charlie Waters in the engine room. Will they do?" Hence Those Tears. A lady who complained to her milkman of the quality of milk he sold her, says Harper's Weekly, received the following explanation: "You see, mum, they don't get enough ^ grass feed this time o' year. Why, them cows o' mine are just as sorry about it as I am. I often see 'em cryin?regular cryin', mum?because they feel as how their milk don't do them credit. Don't you believe it, mum?" "Oh, yes, I believe it," responded his customer, "but I wish in future you'd see that they don't drop their tears into our. can." Sure He Was a Sinner. Twenty-five or thirty years ago the Rev. Charles G. Finney, former president of Oberlin College, was carrying on a series . of revival meetings in Boston. One day a gentleman called to see him on business and was admitted by Mr. Finney's daughter, perhaps 5 years old. "No," replied the demure maiden, "but walk in, poor, dying sinner! Mother can pray for you!" An Optimistic Philosopher. Peter Gibbs had never known wealth, says the Youth's Companion, but on the other hand, he had never felt the prick of poverty. This, some people said, was be- * cause he was constitutionally impervious to pricks of any sort. "Having a hard time to get along this winter?" asked an interested neighbor, who came upon Mr. Gibbs sunning him* oolf rvn fVvo etpno nno i^orr iJV/ii UU VUV y VWVVU4W WWV|/W VMV VViM V4MJ "Why, no," said Peter, cheerfully, "I've . the promise of some woodsawing down to Mis' Rand's when I get round to it, and my wife she's got a promise of some washing when her rheumaticks are better, and my boy's most fifteen, and we expect he'll be teaching district school in two or three years, and Aunt Mary has just written t' say I can wait another year before paying that six-fifty I've been under obligations for since she was here a few years back. Take it by and large, I'm feeling pretty forehanded." Getting a Loan. George W. Perkins is credited with this story, says the New York Times. A certain banker with whom he is well acquainted was sitting at his desk the other day when a well known broker came in on business. The broker was carrying a little handbag, and he seemed in a great hurry. "I want to borrow a million," he exclaimed before he had even taken a chair. The banker, though a man of long experience with many men, was a bit taken by surprise. "A million dollar loan is not such a small matter," he replied, "sit down and we'll talk it over. Let me take your bag." "Not on your life," interrupted the broker: "I've already got three million in there." And he opened the bag tc convince the banker, who made no further delay in granting the loan.