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SIK JOHN' JELLICOE.
Chief Admiral of England's Great Thrc Fleet. To the eyes of the British public \r the fleet consists of a vast number whic of great ships, a few well known. gres names, usually of those who have' race < v long ago hauled down their flags, i says and nothing -more. The newspapers a tell us day by day how this battle J with cruiser or that submarine has been j ons, added to Britain's first line of de- mah fense; occasionally the character of amu a momentarily prominent admiral Sam appears in their columns; naval con- ther troversv may perhaps reveal the som names of one or two experts in some hint * branch of the service; or the irre- v pressible taste for polemics which wor is so strong in some others (who the shall be nameless I may lead them in- Qf t; to the arena of the press in defense repr of their own naval nostrums; but the ingwork of the fleet and its real com- niar manders are rarely, if ever, revealed to i to the public gaze. "Although we I f0ui have always paid the navy the lip-10f 1 service of hailing it as our main de-I tops fense, we have been content to re- j ther main singularly jgnorant of the char-j for I acteristics and qualities of the men j pow who will use our great weapon of | i] war." Naval officers, in othe/words, | Art, with the exception of those irrepress- ing ible controversialists hinted at above,' sma s are not newspaper heroes. torn Thus, with the probable exception ag0 of the great dreadnaught controversy, t the revolution in naval affairs since the the opening of the century has cornel nioc about almost unknown to the public j teac at large. Here and there signs of the way new, alert spirit of the fleet have ap-1 the} peared: but, in the main, the trans-; righ formation of the navy which accom- j The panied its transfer from the Medi-jenw terranean to the North Sea was arm known only to itself. The finest; the flower of this new era. Admiral Sir! tach John Jellicoe, has thus escaped the; pen embarrasing notice of the public and ! jn 0 the press: but today his appointment: by to the supreme command of the! the home fleets reveals'the sterling merit; h Wflicn lias IUU~. UCCII pivi ; awv.1 silence. ] Miss Sir John Jellicoe is a strongly built | Httl man. somewhat below middle height, ishif with dark hair and eyes, and a prom- hors inent nose. His cast of face is neith- a st er typically naval nor typically Brit-1 jn ish: for it combines evidence of high-j hun ly trained intellectual qualities with | forr the freshness and clearness of the that open-air athlete who loves and cher-jiegs ishes his muscles more than his brain.! just Mens fortis in corpore fortissimo j Ear might be the Jellicoe motto: though, j rod to be sure, in mufti, the admiral in | ter command of the British fleet in the J shoi greatest war the world has ever j erec known might be taken by a stranger; forr to be nothing more impressive than a | toda shrewd and successful barrister with foreign b/ood somewhere in his ancestry. Therein lies the deceit of , appearances. Jellicoe is not a lawyer, nor has he alien blood in him; of 1 but his power of command does not j 1 lie in the flashing eye, the imperious 01 tone, and the overmastering person- ^on / ality which have been attributed to ^ some great commanders in the past. ven( There is a certain serenity in his, whole temperament, a quiet firmness !jn f( i in his voice, and a steady, clear look 1 jn a in his eye. all betokening that surej?^command of self which gives com- whit x mand other others in every emer- j port gencv he is ready; when a ship was: men wrecked on the rocks near Gibraltar J a m in 1S80 it was Lieut. Jellicoe who! the steered the boat that went out to at a rescue the crew, and nearly lost his alwg life in the daring attempt: when the true Victoria was rammed by-the Camper- than down in the Mediterranean. Jellicoe, so ( lying a fever invalid in his bunk on niin< the Victoria, was pulled, out at the part last minute by a brother officer, and navy sank with his ship, but rose to the such surface again and was rescued. Other and officers who shared this experience exor were content to say that they had fiden had enough of the sea. but Jellicoe earn took it all "ip the stride." and with- polei in a few years was again in the zone siste of danger. In 1900 he was captain sens* of H. M. S. Centurion, and chief of him staff to Vice Admiral Sir Edward his c Seymour during the combined opera- foun tions for the relief of Pekin. He was his c severely wounded at Peitsang. recov- a w] ered, and received the second order JelMh of the Red Eagle from the kaiser for popu his services in China. In his 40 years brail of service in the fleet he has passed larit < through a great multitude of expe- won, riences, and has come through them crow all with his capacity and reputation dene enhanced by each successive trial. one On his return from China Sir John and Jellicoe came rapidly to the front, fortr For years he had given himself keen- hanc lv to the study and practice of gun- meri >Arv n-n A n-Ti on Qi*? Tnhn Pichor f rmw Tol1i< Ix>rd Fisher), in the course of his out < sweeping reforms at the admiralty, lime! was casting about for a competent take: director of naval ordnance, he re- work 4 membered Jellicoe's knowledge and ward love of gunnery, and put him into done the post. Jellicoe's work in that of- consi fice during the greater part of three balai years was one of the most valuable as t fruits of the Fisher regime, and un- shou questionably gave him a grip on the they whole problem of naval gunnery, j Why r EGYPT'S FIRST PARLIAMENT. 11 (>jK?t ul Beginning in Rome Rule. The first session of the first Egypan parliament has just closed, and lose who have faith in self-governent for England's great protector,e are eagerly studying the work lat has been accomplished and the upression that it has made upon the sople at large, says the Brooklyn agle. The legislative assembly,- as ANTIQUITY OF TOYS. >u$>li All Ages Children Have A Used Same Playthings. p to the present nothing with h man has had to do in the pro- ti; s and development of the human tli , has changed as little as toys, m the .Mother's Magazine. at ges ago infantile Egypt played tf i dolls, boats, balls, dishes, wag- in miniature horses and other ani- pi 5. The little Greeks and Romans E sed themseives with much the it e playthings, except for the fur- g; possession of a rattle, which oj e wise Grecian gentleman very h; lly invented for them. si ?*e know this from the chance oi ds of a few early writers, from sculptures which have been saved b; he different ancient nations which tl esent children in the act of play- d: ?and also from the fact that s( ty small toys, closely analogous ai many toys of today, have been T id in the tombs of the children fi: aygone ages?dolls, balls, boats, w ; and tiny dishes, added to which b: e were small warlike implements c< the boys, such as javelins and p; s and arrows. o; i the Metropolitan Museum ofjai in New York, there is a faseinat- w terra-cotta boat, complete to the fc llest detail. It was found in the ai b of an Egyptian boy 4,000 years a< ci ake the doll, one of the few of h very old toys which fit into the s1 lern scheme of playthings that d h, as girls always have an al- p s will play with dolls because ei develop and foster the birth- \V it of every woman, mother-love, ir Egyptians made dolls of earthare. metal or stone. Sometimes Is s and legs were made soli^ with tl body, sometimes separate and at- si led by a string. The pre-historic ci ivians had pieces of bone wrapped j rr loth, a male doll being identified j e< the blanket over his shoulders, a female by a petticoat. T !orac-e makes mention of the'si k horse of the Roman children, d sals of the middle ages, picture a e people still astride such make- a t steeds, and the ordinary riding P ;e pf the ordinary child remained w ickWith a horse head until late o: rtontnrv fino 2/! IIJC OCtCUlCCUlll dred years later we find horse b ns with curtains around them, so V; ; the child may run on his own c< beneath the sheltering drapery^ as clowns in the circus do today, n: !y in the nineteenth century, tl ;ing horses came into fashion, af- *r which, in 1847, horses were ei vn at the French exposition cov1 with hair and very natural in a] a?the toy horse as we know him iy. Kinship. al w Dvial Briton (espying a member he Scotch Guard)?Shake 'ands p, nan?sake 'ands, I'm half Scotch ther half?hie?soda water.? w don Opinion. 5, Tpnaneso arniv ciire'pnn )m<* in. ed a machine run by electricity tr grinds as many beans into flour arty minutes as a man can grind 1,1 . day. tl] ? al ;h must' be of the very first im- T! ance now. In all his achieve- b? ts Jellicoe was a reformer, not 1? ononianiac; hig mind was not of F: type that can hold but one idea sh time, and in consequence he has T! iys been able to take a wider, af r view of naval affairs as a whole some of his colleagues. Being a equipped with a well-balanced tb 1, he never caught the fever of isanship which raged through the th r only a few years ago. and did bt fearful damage to its efficiency; di now that the eril spirit has been ni cised. Jellicoe commands a con- be ice which he could never have ?b ed had he flung himself into the ve iiics of that unhappy day. As fb -x a? u:- wi r quauty ro nis sanuy siauus ms> s of justice, which has earned many enemies here and there in de :areer, but now gives him a firm dation on which to stand in all lealings with the fleet. Taken as tiole. the character of Sir John coe is not the character of the wi lar sailor; there is no breezy is llessness about him: his popu- ge v in the fleet is not the easily w; easily lost, applause of the a d, it is the slowly gained confi- th e of fellow workers, built up by yo testing experience after another, Su cemented into an impregnable ot ess by the knowledge of his even- w< led justice, his recognition of mi t, and his genius for cooperation, a ?oe has never taken a single step of of his appointed path to let the ou light fall on himself: he has cu n his full share of the day's ev and asked for no further re- ea [ than the assurance that he had ve well for the fleet. All other in; iderations were as dust in the he ice to him; but at such a time his it is right that the nation se Id know in what manner of man on have put their trust.?A. F. ke te in Everyman. liv } 15 cantJU, was auiuuiucu u.v on viiinic law adopted last year and was pened on January 22. It, therefore, as been doing business for nearly x months. What has been its recrd? Out of 16 projects submitted to it y the government it has passed 12, ; ie other four having been withrawn or postponed until the next >ssion. Some of the measures lopted were of great importance, he Egyptian legislators had their rst experience of a budget and rangled over the various items as . itterlv as their more sophisticated ' pntemporaries of other lan?s. They assed a bill instituting a new court f criminal appeal on points of fact, nothpr establishine a system of eights and measures and providing >r their periodical certification, and nother regulating the creation and dministration of cooperative agriiltural syndicates. They adopted a lw providing for the draining of vamps and filling in of pools where isease-carrying insects breed, and ut their stamp of approval on an oergetic campaign against the boll 'eevil. the curse of all cotton growig countries. The assembly drew up its own by. iws. It addressed 31 questions to le members of the government and :udied the full replies that it rejived to each one. It presented j sore than 70 motions and consider-j i the S00 or so petitions that were | ddressed to the body by individuals, his last-mentioneed fact is of coniderabk? importance, proving as it oes that the people of Egypt are wake to the fact that they now have popular assembly. A large pro- i ortion of the petitions were sent on, I ith a favorab'e report, to the branch ! f administration concerned. The j ssemblv held, in all, 45 meetings,!, ut a great bulk of conscientious and aluable work was done by its subjmmittees. This fledgling parliament by no; leans enjoys full powers in deciding le affairs of the nation. Only withi certain well defined limits can it aforce consideration of its wishes n the government. It is, in short, a advisory body with less actual inuence than the Russian Duma, but ie British administrators hope that will serve to educate the Egyptians long democratic lines and pave the ay for eventual self-government. An interesting feature of the ist session was the prompt crystalzation of an opposition party. There as really nothii^ vita! to oppose, ut a group of radical members evisntly felt that they ought to make ouble for the government. They rst made themselves felt when the tterly trivial question of a substiite for the president during a brief isence came up for discussion, hey were able to spin out the deite for three days before they al- 1 wed themselves to be persuaded, j rom that time on the opposition i lowed itself to be an obstructionist. , lie members were encouraged by 1 dtators outside of parliament, but was evident that they cherished j distorted and exaggerated idea of ' eir own power. ( As a whole, the legislators proved ! emselves to be keen and able de-1 iters. They have, however, entirely ] spensed with the qualities of digty and repose and are supposed to j i characteristic of the Oriental. The lamber has at times witnessed some rv fervid sessions. It is notewor- ev that the visitors' gallery aliys has been well ..filled with na.-es. and that the local papers have ivoted much space to the reports. ' ( Hold on to Your Paper. You say it is "hard times." You ^ ill find many to agree with you. It undoubtedly a time calling for nuine economy; not a time to iste money. But do not be led into false economy and stint yourself of ings that are of so much value t<3 ( u as a really good newspaper. ich a paper as the Observer, or hers that could be mentioned, is >rth to anv thinking man or woman any times its cost. To be without newspaper in these stirring times the 20th century is to be almost t of the world?a hermit, a recluse, t on irom a Kiiowieuge 01 me great ents that are taking place on the rth and from interest in the niarlous movements that are deniandg the attention and sympathy and lp of all who love their fellow man. And. so. not with an altogether Ifish motive, we would urge every e to keep up his paper, and thus ep up with the world in which he j es.?Newberry Observer. j > / Free Flower Seed. Hastings' Catalogue Tells You About It If you are engaged in farming, or if you plant only vegetables or flowers, you cannot afford to be without the big catalogue published fresh and new every year by the great Southern seed house, H. G. 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C. v - . ; - -. v ^ * -ii Big Busin of Colum Special . ment to F Largest and Best Knowi Makes Most Liberal Offt In keeping with the spirit of tin the management of Draughc Practical Business College of Coli bia, S. C. (one of the chain of Draughon Colleges located throu out the Southern and Western Stat announces four (4) money sav plans for 1915, to young men ; young women planning to enter C lege in January. While the majority of small bi ness colleges are no longer able accept cotton at ten cents per poi in payment for tuition the Draughon College of Columbia is c tinuing to offer this ten cents cot plan, and also announces that noi payable one year (or longer) fr date, will be accepted in payment scholarships, while this tempor period of business depression c tinues. In fact, this institution is tending to its patrons throughout State the most liberal terms and c ditions with reference to manner making tuition payments. Following are the four "(4) pi: of enrollment offered: 1. Cotton Plan?Cotton will be cepted (strict middling) in paym for scholarships and ten cents pound will be allowed for it. ( ouu-pouna uaie win pav iur a. complete scholarship in the Bo keeping and Banking department Draughon's College or a compi scholarship in the Shorthand : Typewriting department. Two si bales will be accepted for a Ct bined Scholarship of both Bookke ing, Shorthand and auxiliary stud 2. Cash Plan?Where the stud enrolling pays cash for scholarshii "War Discount" of $10.00 will allowed and Railroad fare of student to Columbia will be paid the College. This is equal in ev way, from an economical standpo to the cotton plan offered above, ; will only remain in force for sue! limited time as in the opinion of College management present exist conditions may justify. 3. Note Plan?If the stud wishes to give a note, payable a y (or longer) from date, for the 1 price of the scholarship, allowing s ficient time for the student to cc plete the course, accept a posit and earn the money with which pay the note before it falls due, regular catalogue price is char for each scholarship, which is a 1 dollars higher than the cash pr Where 30, 60, or 90 day notes given, no difference in price is cha ed. Many students enter Draughc College each year under this n plan, and complete their coutse, cept positions and earn the moi to pay their notes before they 1 due. If you are interested in t plan, write for special note p blank which gives full information 4. By Mail Plan?Any young n UI tvuilg IYUU1AU wa.ll |>uit,uam Draugbon Scholarship for the Bo keeping and Banking, or for Shorthand and Typewriting coui and pay for this scholarship with c ton (on a basis of ten cents ] pound), with cash, or with an proved note. The student can tl PEOPL BAMI Will handle y territory sati fer to deposi which our bui We Know Y Want Yo (OXE AFTER ANOTHER of the "best wheels made comes to grief?often throug no fault of the wheel or it rider?some accidents are ur avoidable. In such case, wher your wheel is damaged, De sur to bring it to us for repairing We'll do the work to your satis faction?mayhap your deligh ?and charge you only model ately. J. |B. B I Bicycles, Guns and Automobi MM UVVli f y , - . v. .. J L J > v. >?l ? t"l ess College, ibia, Makes Announce- j 'atrons. .*. .*. | i Institution of Kind in State, ir to Young People for 1915. _ les, remain at home, and the College will \ . >n's teach him by mail for 3, 4, or 5 iui- months or longer (as long as the big student desires), after which the said gh- student goes to Columbia, enters the es) departments of the college and coming pletes the course thoroughly under ind the direct supervision and guidance :ol- of experienced instructors. Under this plan, the Scholarships are good isi- for instruction both BY MAIL and at to COLLEGE, and after studying \ by ind mail as long as desired the student / '% Big enters the institution to comp.ete the 011- work on the same scholarship, withton out any additional charge whatever. * tes, Full information and testimonial letom ters from those who have actually for used this plan will be mailed upon ary request. Write for them. on- The above plan (No. 4) will espe- * ex- cially appeal to many young men the and young women throughout the on- State during the coming year, because ' of many can afford to purchase a $50 ? scholarship, for cash or with cptton ans (at ten cents), but do not feel able or willing, under the conditions now ac- existing, to undertake the monthly ent board and living expenses which atper tending a eollege certainly makes )ne necessary. While progress is not so &."0 rapid'in taking lessons by.mail, the ok- saving in board and living expenses of means a great deal. After taking the ete Home Study lessons, a student should ind be able to go to College, complete the ach work thoroughly in six to eight weeks )ih- and accept a position. Individual letep ters from those who have used this ' jg ies. J plan during the past year is the best ent proof that you can use it too. /Write ), a for full details, be After the European war has closed *. the and business conditions have ad-' by justed themselves and become normal erv again, this entire country will ex- ; fM int. perience the greatest and most protnd longed period of prosperity and busih a ness expansion and development that the it has ever known within, its history, ing and opportunities of rapid promotion and advancement in business, for ent those young people who have the 1 ear necessary training and are prepared, I full will be more plentiful than have ever ?uf- been the case before. The far-sighted )m- young man is already realizing this J ion and is making plans, if he has not to already made them, to secure a the thorough and practical business train- ; j ged ing so as to be ready for the oppor- 4 few tiinities which every big, banker and ice. business man will tell you are sure to . J are be 60 plentiful. rg- Parents who are now planning to >n's place son or daughter in BusinesW ote College, or young men who look forac ward to preparing themselves for sueaey cessful business careers, and wish to fall economize as much as possible, should hta one of the above plans. Money saved lan write for full information concerning .3 l. is money made, and Draughon trainian ing (endorsed by Bankers and Busia ness men everywhere) and the ok- Draughon Business College (the the largest business educational training # se, institution in the State) need no-in:ot troduction to the public, the superiper ority of the courses of study and the ap- greater facilities for" securing posilen tions for students being well known. ' THE V -Afa E S BANK y I 3ERQ, 5. C. I our business in this, ' sfactorily. We oftors every facility i siness will warrant. jj our Wants And I ?ur Business. ? ^ -'>-1 RICKLE 1 Jes Repaired. Bamberg, S. C. at our line of Type- ^ ;| writer Ribbons before ordering them. 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