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FUNERAL OF BOOTH.
34,000 Persons, Representing; Salvation Army and Others Participate. London, Aug. 28.?Funeral services for the founder of the Salvation Army, General William Booth, were held at the Olympia to-night. In accordance with the traditions they were without pomp or symbols of mourning, but were carried out with moving fervor and impressiveness. Thirty-four thousand persons participated in the function. Nearly half of them wore blue coats and red 1 r ?? t. F Vi /~v ri K_ jerseys ui uuuucis miu mc iiwbon so familiar oil the streets of the cities of the world where the army is established. The body of the late general in a plain pine coffin rested high on a catafalque in front of the big platform across the end of the hall where all the chief officers of the organization were seated and wThere 40 bands of music wrere massed. The crimson flag of the army "of fire and blood," which the general unfurled on Mount Cavalry was planted above the coffin. A bank of flowers, composed of tributes sent by members of royalty and many others were behind it. Flags of various nations in which the comander-inchief had waged campaigns were arrayed in front of the platform. Many Notable Present. Tho front row of chairs before the coffin were filled with representatives of various bodies and also the equerry of the King, several mayors in their robes and chains of office, a delegation from the stock exchange, ministers and clergymen of all the protestant churches and Jewish rabbies and many notable personages were seated throughout the house. But the rank and file of the great gathering was composed of the plain people for whom the army works and , of whom it is composed. The service itself was not only a memorial but a mammoth meeting of prayer and praise. A feature of the services was the ^ conducting of a true Salvation Army J revival service with invitations to sinners and backsliders to come to "the mercy seat," dozens of persons forced their way through the crowded aisle to the mercy seats on either side of the platform where they knelt in prayer. In some cases the police were required to force a way for the penitents. . Old-Fashioned Revival. As the penitents went forward the singing, shouts of encouragement and '\ amens increased in volume until the Olvmpia was turned into a colossal, old-fashioned revival. , Striding back and forth on the platform, General Bramwell Booth, cwinorinp- his arms above his head, led ? , the singing, pausing frequently to remind sinners that the dead leader had given his life to save them. The most impressive feature of the solemnities then followed. All the soldiers of the army arose and recited the covenant of fidelity, pledging themselves to be faithful soldiers of the Lord. The catafalque was then wheeled slowly down the aisle while the great gathering sang "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder I'll be There." The coffin was placed in a hearse and conveyed to the Salvation Army headquarters where it will rest until taken to Abney Pary cemetery to-morrow. Everybody Keep a Duck! The manager of a big Chicago hotel has found a very simple solution of the fly problem. It is a flock of ducks. The ordinary hotel perhaps has no particular accommodations for live ducks; but in this there is a fountain in the centre of the approaches to the various dining rooms. The fountain has a large basin, and just by way of novelty the manager several months ago placed a few ducks in the water. They paddled around and enjoyed it, and the guests enjoyed seeing them. But, better still, the ducks also enjoyed the flies that attempted to enter the dining rooms and feast upon the good things therein. ? The flies?in Chicago at least?fly -> low; and ducks, as any one who has ever seen them knows, are especially quick in catching insects. The consequence is this particular hotel, ; once troubled with flies, now has practically none. And the ducks, once lean to verge of scrawniness, are fat and sleek. The duck method of disposing of the fly nuisance cannot, of course, obtain in private households to any degree; but in this particular hostelry Hie qucks nave t'ctuscu lii*; wire jiv swatter and traps to be thrown into the ash heap. Perhaps next year the enterprising manager will attach some sort * > of a metre to every duck, so that at the end of the season he can tell how many flies each busy fowl has disposed of with neatness and dispatch. patch.?Cincinnati Times-Star. ^ m ? The Herald Book Store has a nice lot of sample box paper. This is a fine grade of paper and will be sold v at a bargain. GROOM 71, 1JRTDE GS. Aged Couple Marry After Fifty TI Years of Waiting. Savannah, Ga., Aug. 28.?A romantic courtship, which was begun qu half a century ago at Pembroke in im Bryan county, was renewed in Sa- m? vannah and Dan Cupid, who has car- ad ried forward an unbalanced account H< in the book of love for 47 years, wit- Ai nessed the wedding. he Peter J. Thompson, 71 years old, was the groom and Mrs. Ann Cele- m: nia Wilson, aged 68, was the Driae. They "were married by Pastor John ty, S. Wilder at the South Side Bap- off tist parsonage at-10 o'clock. ex As a young girl Mrs. Wilson was m< Miss Ann Waller, of Bryan county, hi] in the late fifties she and young Pete wi Thompson, whose father then owned all of the land on which the town ye of Pembroke is now situated, were ite boy and girl sweethearts. At that tie time they were adjoining farm lei neighbors, but in the course of time tei their parents moved further apart and they saw less of each other. After an absence of 47 years Mr. Thompson returned to Savannah. During that time he had been entire- c ly out of touch with his family and ^ this part of the world. cu He foilnd the wife and baby he so was forced by the cicissitude of war ^ to leave had both married and were living in Blichton, Ga. Feeling very much like the Enoch Arden of poet. .... ? , , , m< ry, he decided to nmsn out ueic a. .. til career that seemed fast drawing to , . to< a close. Then the hand of fate reached out gr and touched him. While stopping , II3 with his relatives on West Charlton street an aged woman, who was living in the same house, but with a different family, saw him. , lei "Isn't this Peter Thompson?" she asked him when they met on the . , . he stoop of their home. nc Of course it was, but who in the CO world could it be who, after half a ^ century, could recognize a grizzled CO old man and call him by name? "Why don't you remember Ann Waller?" she asked. ea Of course he did. And instantly he found that the loneliness that was ' fast obsessing him was breaking; even this cloud which had formed when he returned and found the wife of his youth married to another actually had a silver lining. Nf Both of these surivors of countless vicissitudes of life felt young again as they sat down and reminisced. The girl Mr. Thompson left to here as Ann Waller had been twice vi married, but was a widow, while he M was made a widower through the th statute of limitations. Believing him ar long since dead Mrs. Thompson had be married a man named Davis in te Blitchton, and was living happily. al Happy in the discovery of two fragments of a romance that had eq * ?J ir, li>ct t CI Deen siicill^i t?u, iui udcn. m tuv> &u>wv v^ century Cupid got industriously on er the job, and pretty soon he was re- lo warded by evidence of a renewal of ci the old love between this aged pair. L< And there can be no doubt about it nc being a case of genuine love between bi ! the old people. They were as happy sa I as a pair of turtle doves after the tr | minister had pronounced the magic fii words. p< When the war broke out Mr. ai Thompson, not of age, enlisted for tfc six months, and at the expiration of si the enlistment he went into a cavalry troop. The beginning of '65 b< found him in a hospital in Savannah, tt and. convalescing, he obtained leave b( to visit his father at Pembroke, w While he was there Sherman swept down the State and the Confederate w soldiers took refuge in the swamps, a] Driven from hiding by hunger he tl made his way across the Ogeechee tr river bridge and fell into the hands ir of a federal outpost, which sent him rr to Savannah. a Becasue of a shortage of rations here Mr. Thompson and others were tc shipped to New York as refugees, tl and from there to Cincinnati. From fi there he made his way to Kan- fi sas, where he hoped to rehabilitate himself and return to Georgia when peace had been restored. A cyclone destroyed what property he had ac- is cumulated in Kansas, so he wandered to Kentucky, settling at Mount tl Sterling. Some years later his prop- w erty was destroyed by fire, and in n time he returned to Georgia to find ir that time and circumstances had robbed him of his family. g: ^ ci Every Race Has Flag But Negro. Cleveland, Aug. 29.?After hearing a song to the effect that every race h has a flag but the negro, the Rev. J. al Lennox, of this city, a bishop of the Zion African Evangelical church, de- ai signed an official emblem which he said to-day his church has decided to tl adopt. The flag has twelve stars in j s' a field of purple and twelve bars of j 11 red, white, and blue. | ^ The purple represents the robe u Christ wore before the* crucifixion; h f 1 the red, "our sins that shall be made white as snow;" the white, the purity of the apostles, and the blue, the ne- g groe's loyalty to the United States. s< Rub-My Tism will cure you. L A KAliL WANTS POSITION. j _ i lis Nobleman Claims He is Not j Seeking an Heiress. New York, Aug. 29.?There is the eerest kind of a noble man living cognito in New York, if the inforation contained in a little "want ." in a Wall street paper is correct. i is an English earl in search of an nerican job and not an American iress. His bid for a position in a comanding capacity, reads as follows: "An English earl of business abili, strong personality, formerly naval icer, strong executive, thoroughly perienced in modern business jthods, has just arrived to connect mself in a commanding capacity th a reputable American concern. "Manly, clean-cut appearance, 35 ars old, clubman and society favor(, practical and adaptive, this geniman would lend his title and tal it to a decent and wholesome enrprise of unquestioned integrity." Where Corn Grows Tail. The prospect of a big corn yield in msas this fall recalls the story of I Kansas corn at the Philadelphia ntennial. Among the Kansas agrirr\i Itural exhibits at that Fair was A * me corn on the stalks grown in the >osho river bottoms. It was 20 feet gh and the ears looked as long as Dve wood. An old lady from Veront gazed at it and declared that ^ ' e stalks were spliced. Then she ga ok another look and changed her ^ ind. "But," said she, "it didn't ow that big in one year. It must . in ve grown for two seasons. The ciQl an in charge of the Kansas exhibit wi is somewhat of a prevaricator himIf. "Lady," said he, in great somnity, "we are almost ashamed to no hibit this corn. This has been a , bei it, dry year in Kansas and we have _ Co it been able to raise very large an rn. But we felt that it wouldn't .. th< i to have a Kansas exhibit without we rn, so we brought this little stuff one:. * In a really good year the rn grows so high in Kansas that LIt gles build their nests in the tassels, lowing full well that they are out range of the farmers' guns."? Th msas City Journel. A HORSELESS CITY. Fi igs Will Be Barred from the New ^ Town of Speedway, Ind. al( Horses will be barred from the new gr; wn of Speedway, laid out in the enCQ/ rons of Indianapolis, says Popular 3 1 echanics. By autumn, it is said, J e new city will be"well under way id it is expected that the place will mi icome an important industrial cen- an S'3 r, devoted exclusively to interests . lied with the motor car trade. in| 3t It is admitted that the humble wl luine is aiding in building the new wn, but after it is completed neithhe nor any of his four-footed fel3.1) ws will be permitted to enter the 31) tv sacred to motor driven vehicles, sases will stipulate that horses must m )t be used for any purpose; and the ga CO itcher, baker and grocer will neces.rily have to resort to the motor no uck for delivery purposes. The *e department will be wholly equip0D 3d with motor driven apparatus, _ Qq id the patrol wagons will race down ie streets without clatter of ironloa hoofs. The government of Speedway will 3 intrusted to men identified with *? fe ie motor trade, and the streets will SO 3ar names illustrious in the motor orld. th 6E The principal part of the new city 3 E ill be directly south of the Indianpolis motor speedway, while part of a^ le town will be west of the famous UJ 6F ack. No factories will be admitted t Speedway unless they are in some tanner identified with the motor. , Gi ir trade. kI Another feature of the horseless as >wn is that it will be constructed iroughout of concrete, rendering it reproof. It is predicted the motor 60 re department will have little to do. , , th His Altered Tactics. "W An heiress was engaged to a Spanh grandee. ar "Don Guzman," the girl said a loughtfully one morning as they . ere walking in the Row, "Don Guz, ce tan, society declares that you are . tarrying me solely for my money." ce "They lie, my love," the young re randee answered, fixing a fresh garette in his long amber tube. j "Nevertheless," said the girl, their censure hurts me. I won't ave them say such nasty things st bout you." ca "But how will you stop them?" he L< -i._j np yKtfU. r~ "By giving my entire fortune to A] le missionaries," she replied. "I sc lall make my fortune over to the te lissionaries at once." 9: The grandee settled his shining ai at more firmly on the back of his ead and set off at a great pace in 4( le direction of Hyde Park corner. w. "But, Don Guzman," cried the m irl, "where are you going?" bi "I am going," he called back, "to 3e about becoming a missionary."? pi ondon Opinion. gi Soldly ie. (Srpcersz ySiseryw&ert VO GAFFXEY LADS DROWN rron Sand iter, Jr., and J CTeignton ine vicums.> Rock Hill, Aug. 29.?Myron Sa Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. M. ndifer, and John Creighton, soi s. W. J. Creighton, of this c o 15-year-old boys, were drow the Catawba river this even out 4 o'clock, while in swimn th a party of boys who went ;er dinner. Up to this time their bodies 1 t been found, but the water en cut off at the Catawba Pc mpany's dam, several miles ab d it is hoped that with the fal e river they will be recovered. I ire bright, good boys and the w y is plunged in grief over the sssing affair. NIAGARA FALLS. 1*7 r H 8I, l/cstl ipuuu ui muvi i Wonderful Falls. In the autumn of 1678, writes nley, in Scribner's Magazine anciscan frair, Hennepin, set )ne?the first solitary figure of pedition, a gray priest?from ay rock of Quebec, in a birch ca rrying with them the "furnitur portable altar." Along the wa; e Saint Lawrence he stoppec inister to the habitants, too d too poor to support a pr ying Mass, exhorting, and ba ?. Early in November he arr the mission at Fort Front lich he had two or three years re helped La Salle to establis e wilds. Soon La Salle's lieu ts appeared, with most of the i d while some were dispat canoes to Lake Michigan ther the buffalo fleeces against ming of the ship whose keel it yet been laid, the rest (La M mnepin, and 16 men) embarke( e river by which the upper 1 ipty into Lake Ontario and int Lawrence, that is, the Nia| ) this priest, Hennepin, we e first description and pictur agara, probably now more fam the world than any other nat ature of this continent. He mewhat magnified the heigh ese falls, but they are imprei tough to acquit him of falsifies id powerful enough to run virti 1 the manufacturing plants in aited States if they could be ? ed within reach. As it is, less per cent, of the water that < >ws from the four upper G reat Lakes into the lower lake, lown as Lake Frontenac and ; Ontario, is diverted for utilits lrposes, and yet it supplies merican and the Canadian al [ually between the two shores ree hundred thousand horse-pc rhat the conversion of the stre this Titan, for ages entirely wi td for a century after Hennepin scenic wonder, means or may i industry In the future, is intim some statistics furnished by i nt writer on the Great Lakes 8. g the relative cost per month rtain unit of power in a numb* presentative American cities. Han Ate Over 9 Pounds of St New York, Aug. 29.?Not) anding the high price of meat .1 Republican club on an outin 3ng Island indulged in the c istime of beef-steak eating cont Iderman Frank J. Dotzlertipping ales at 381 pounds before the st, calmly won the event by ec V2 pounds of porterhouse, 19 id 11 cups of coffee. A close second was "Jack" P: ) pounds lighter than the vi ho made away with 7% pounc eat, 11 rolls and 10 cups of cc it no potatoes. All children's wash suits at ice. Write F. G. MERTINS, ista, Ga. 3 4 IKWEBWTHk P^MAyVK 1MITA TION^^k ../; claim to jbe "just as ^ 5VVU, l/ui U Civil# ft Id HH is never a proved C /bcf. Stick to a Certainty, "^BUY ONLY THE J THE REJLY-TAYLOR CO. / " it . J 1 TLA CAI?^1? rAWAIIMA rA ITJllAAhAnAl YMAMh^A 9 111C JUUUlUUUlllld VU-LUUU1UUUCU UldUlUIC n?: LOCATED AT EDGEFIELD tl of :ity; will begin its twenty-second session on September ned 26th. Colonel Bailey has been President of the 31.n?' Institution all these years and has associated with him a large expe- everything that is rienced faculty of | I necessary for cariave 14 instructors. pllBrfll'M rying on a high has Last session |; HP-J if grade institu,wer students attend- I f tion. ! 0j ed this school Graduates of joth from all over EXJppS the S. C. C. I. can hole South Carolina NfBgH Ws-''be found all over dis" and five other If wF% South Carolina, States. The dor- J filling positions mitories are al- m flHOjji honor and ica,s ways filled to the trust. utmost capacity If you contemand each year the plate patronizing jno. suxiooi grows in iius iusuiluuiuii it ' a favor with the is important that the people. f If If ,^1 you communicate the The buildings with the presinoe, are of brick and HB9SH dent as early as e of furnished with possible, it is ali up ways necessary to engage rooms before the ses? sion begins. :| S COL. F. N. K. BAILEY ! ived nac. PRESIDENT hbien EDGEFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA v ^tennen, ? - _ _ ggs ched AAJULAAAAAJLAJLAAAAAAJLAAAJLAAA ? 1 WHICH BANK DO YOU USE t had ^ .. | pE. Is your money hid away in an old trunk, closet or bureau, Bp Q' ! 3, where the burglar is likely to find it any night, or is it J7 1 for | . 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