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BARBIE'S EARLY CAREER.
Tho Opposition H? Encountered ana Hi* Friend the Tailor. Among the confidences that J. M. Barrie has made concerning the early years of his career there is tone more intimate or more enlight ening than this bit, which adds the pathos of a story strangely in con trast with his own: The malignancy of publishers could not turn me back. From the day on which I first tasted blood in the garret my mind was made -up. There could be no hum-dreadful drum profession for me. Literature was my game. It was not highlv thought of bj those who wished me ?welL I remember being asked bv j two maiden ladies about the time I left the university what I was to be, and when I replied brazenly, ?"An author," they flung up their iands, and one exclaimed reproach- ? fully, "And you an II. A.!" Mv mother's views at first were not dis similar. For long she took mine -jestingly as something I would grow out of, and afterward they hurt her so that 1 tried to give them up. To be a minister?that she thought was among the fairest prospects, but she was a very ambitious woman, and sometimes she would add, half1 scared at her appetite, that there, ?were ministers who bad become pro fessors, "but it was not canny to think of such things." I had only one person on my side, an old tailor, one of the fullest men I have known and quite the best talker. He was a bachelor (he told me all that is to be known about woman), a lean man, pallid of face, his legs drawn up when he walked' as if lie was ever earning some thing in his lap. His walks were ?of the shortest, from the teapot on . the hob to the board on which he stitched, from the board to the hob. and so to bed. He might have gone out had the idea struck him, but in the years 1 knew him, the last of his brave life, 1 think he was only in the open twice, when he "flitted"? changed his room for another hard hy. I did not see him make these journeys, but I seem to see him now, and he is somewhat dizzv in the odd atmosphere. In one hand he carries a box iron. He raises the other, wondering what this is on his head. It is a hat. A faint smell of singed cloth goes by with him. This man had heard of my set of photo graphs of the poets and asked for a single sight of them, which led to our first meeting. I remember how he spread them out on his board and after looking long at them turned his gaze on me and said sol emnly: What can I do to be forever known And make the a^e to come my own? These lines of Cowley were new to nie, but the sentiment was not new, and I marveled how the old I tailor could see through me so well So it was strange to rile to discover presently that he had not been thinking of me at all, but of his own young days, when that couplet sang in his head and he, too. had ! thirsted to set off for Grub street, but was afraid, and while he hesi tated old age came, and then death, and found him grasping a box iron. ?Argonaut. Had All the Symptoms The learned hobo was dispensing ' knowledge for the bencSt of his less enlightened companion. ""Have you t?ver been bitten by a | dog?" he asked. "Many's de time," replied the un-; enlightened one. "Are you not afraid of hvdropho bia?" "Xix on de hydro." " Tis a curious disease. WTien j a person contracts hydrophobia the very thought of water makes him j sick." "Is dat on de level ? Youse ain't stringin' me?" "It is a scientific fact" "Den I bet I've had it all me life an' never knowed wot was de matter wid me!"?New York Times. A Polite Interpreter. When the Princess Charlotte of j Mecklenburg-Strelitz arrived in Lon don to many George III. the peo ple, on seeing her appearance, cried, "Pu?, pug, pug!" "Vat is dat dev do say?poog?" said the princess "to the Duchess of Ancaster, who was sent to accom pany her. "Vat means poog?" "Oh, that means 'God bless your majesty,'" promptly replied the duchess without the slightest hesita tion. Limitations of Money. Money can't buy everything. There are no admission tickets to a sunset; you wouldn't trade the look in your boy's eyes when he greets you at night for a million dollars of anybody's money, and if you keep a well furnished mind you can go into it any time you like as you would into a child's playground and amuse yourself watching your thoughts play leapfrog with one an other.?Success. . TEE WEST VIRGINIA STATE HORTICUL TURAL SOCIETY. El well, W. Ya., Nov. 1,1909. To the Fruit and Truck Growers of West Virginia, and all others who may be interested: The Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the West Virginia State Horticul tural Society will be held at Keyser. Mineral County, November 25th 27th, to which everyone is cordially invited. The State Forestry Associa tion will hold its meeting the 24th, at the same place, and you will find a warm * eleome awaiting you. Now every fruit and truck grower in the State should be interested in the success of the Horticultural Meet ing ; not only as the means of devel opment of one of the greatest indus-! tries in the State, but they should be there to hear the discussions along the various lines of horticulture, and ask questions as well as to take part in solving some of the many problems that confront the fruit, melon, potato and tomato growers of our State. J That West Virginia has a great future along these lines none will deny. That West Virginia offers to the growers one of the best home markets in the country is acknow ledged by all who know anything of her great coal fields, teeming with thousands who are not, and never, will be, producers, but will continue to be consumers at liberal orices. That West Virginia is destined to become one of the foremost States of. the Union in the production of high class fruit will be shown you when you examine the exhibit of her pro ducts at this meeting. Although this has been rather an ; off year with many of our orchards, we expect to be able to cover our tables with the best fruits that have j been shown in the history of the . Societv. That is what a horticultur- ? ?1 meeting is for, to teach us how to J ? ;row good fruit when conditions are ? igainst us. Now who can show us , liow to do this* When you examine | the accompanying program and find i; such men as Prof. Corbett, of the 1, \gricultural Department at ashing- , ton: Prof. R. L. Watts, of Pennsvl- j rania State College, and last but by ; no means least, ,Dr. Whitten, o! Missouri Agricultural College, you j, will believe us when we say we are prepared "to show you. The following arc among the sub jects to be discussed: ' Peach ^ el lows/' by Director J. H. Stewart. : Mr. H. W. Miller, Mr. Geo. T. ; Leathernian and others; The Re lation of Nurseryman to Fruit-grow-1, rr," by Mr. Orlando Harrison: 1 he Relation of Fruitgrower to Nursery- . man,'" by Mr. AlexClohan; "Truck Growing in West Virginia," by Director J. H. Stewart, and "Mar ket Gardening,"* bv Prof. R. L. Watts, of the Pennsylvania State College. The subject of "Spraying"* j will be discussed by Prof. J. C. Whitten, of the Missouri Agricultur al College. Prof. H. C. Corbett will speak upon Horticulture as a Life Work."' Prof. Corbett was formerly Horticulturist of our State Experi ment Station and was identified with the organization of our society. His ^ address will be of special value to the ? young men who are debating as to ( what line of work they will make; their life work. Mr. H. S. \ ander vort will present a paper on Small Fruit Growing." Mr. S. H. Fulton, I of Sleepy Creek, will discuss the, "Self-Boiled Lime-Sulphur Wash as j a Spray for Peach Trees," and Mr. F. E. Brooks will tell of "Results of Some Recent Experiments in Spray ing to Control Insects That Attack | Apples." There will be a series of '' Practical1 Fruit Talks on Planting," by Mr. E. P. Cohill; "Pruning,"" by Presi dent S.W.Moore: "Cultivation,""] by Mr. G. C.Starcher; "Spraying,"* by Mr. D. Gold Miller, and "Har vesting and Marketing," by Mr. H. L. Smith. These men know whereof they speak, and an oppor- j tunity will be given for you to ques tion each speaker. This outline of the program is given so that you may | have your questions ready. Make j I them brief and to the point and let's ; have lots ol them. They serve ad | mirablv to bring out the gist of the i matters under discussion. Place of Meeting?The place chos I en for this meeting is ideal, as Keyser Point Pleasant Liquor House, Homer Smith, Proprietor. All orders by mail should be accompanied by Cash, Postoffice or Express Money Order or Check. We -will send to any address 'iie following brands at the prices stated below. We conduct one of the largest Mail Order Businesses in the Ssate of West Vir ginia: Old Barbee, 12 years old 5. 00 per gallon L W. Harper 4.oo per gallon Old Kentucky Tavern. 400 Rock Castle. 400 Gilded Age, .*.... 400 Limestoce, 400 " Elgin Club Rye, 400 Olentangy Club Rye, 400 Kentucky Reserve, 3.00 " Spencer House Special, 3.00 Montreal Malt Rye, 300 " 0. K. Corn Whiskey 3.oo " Major Paul Z5o Acmi 225 Old Nelsoa, 2.00 " White Rye, ZOO Kentucky White Corn, 2.00 Apple Brandy, 400 " Old Peach Brandy, 400 Apricot Brandy, 400 Pure Grain AlcohoL 188 proof, 400 Chrystal Springs Gin, 3.00 Rock and Rye, per quart 75c and LOO Shaw's Malt per bottle 90 Duffy's Pure Malt per quart loo WE MAKE SPECIALS OF THE FOLLOWING BRANDS BOTTLED IN BOND. Old Jas. E. Peppers, 7 years old, SLoo per qt Overholt Loo per qt Kentucky Tavern Loo perqt Rock Castle Loo per qt. Spencer House Loo per qt Old Charter Loo per qt Maysville Club Loo per qt Limestone Loo per qt Sweet Hickory Whiskey L25 per qt Limestone, 14 years old L25 per qt Melwood Loo per qt is the center of one of the most ni]>-! idly developing horticultural sections in the St-rte. It is not developing on japer as we often find such things, jut those people are actually plant- J ng and caring for their trees, and the older orchards are giving hand >ome returns. But all this and much I more will be shown you; we say it will, because it was our good fortune last summer to be among a large num-1 l>er of fruit growers who were invited to look over this section after the ad journment of the Maryland Horticul- j tural Meeting at Mountain Lake. A Day in the Orchards?11 has been planned by the people of Kevser md vicinity to give those attending the meeting an outing in the nearby orchards. This will be a rare treat that vou cannot afford to miss. We should like to tell you how well we were treated on our former visit, al- 1 ready referred to, and how the good l>eople of Kcyser can make one feel so completely at home among them,' but shall refrain, and only urge all those who are interested to come and make this the best and most profitable meeting in the history of the Society. Come and bring your choicest fruits and vegetables. Come prepared to show and be shown. Yours respectfully, S. W. MOORE j President. DEATH OF FORMER NEW HAVEN LADY. George Bell, an aged citizen of; Racine, received a telegram, Satur day, announcing the death of his daughter, Mrs. Alex Boyd, at Hunt-! ington, that morning. Deceased was 54 years of age, the mother of nine children, and was Mr. Bell's oldest daughter. Mrs. I Boyd has been in declining health ; for many years, the first step dating back to a sad event that transpired : when she was a resident of New Ha ven, when she sustained the loss of! a son by drowning in the Ohio river. Another sad blow came a few years later, and her already weakened and enfeebled health was greatly impair ed, when another son met death on the railroad. Her decline in health has been gradual ever since and death found her an easy prey. The husband and children have the sympathy of all in the loss of a kind wife and indulgent mother. The funeral and burial took place at Huntington.?Pomeroy Tribune Telegraph. brain leaks. Cheap living makes cheap men. The devil is always a willing worker. When you pray, ask for what you need, not for what you want. The average Boy gets lots of blame that properly belongs to his father A fellow always determines to practice economy when he has noth ing left to save. The wise man avoids temptation; the foolish man tries to see how much he can stand. We are commanded to turn the ather cheek when smitten, but if he smites the second cheek you are at liberty. When we get rich we are going to fight the booze evil by supplying good, rich country buttermilk free to even.' man in tlie communitj. We always like to accept an invita tion to dine from one of those good women who take a pride in showing a shelf full of fruit she canned her self* It's all right to have "rest rooms ' and all that sort of thing in our fac tories, but we opine that the average workingman would prefer a wage scale that would perinit him to have a few of those "welfare" comforts his own home.-Will M. Maupin in Brvan's Commoner. D0H STOP MY PAPER. Don't stop my paper, printer; Don't strike my name off yet, Y'ou know the cash comes slowly And dollars bard to get; But tug a little harder Is what I mean to do. And scrape the dimes together. Enough for me and you. I can't afford to stop it, And find it doesn t pay To do without a paper, However others may. I hate to ask my neighbors To give me theirs to loan; They don't just say, but mean it, "Why don't you get your own?" The Minocqua (Wis.) bank was robbed of several thousand dollars by five men who. after being rounded up at a small station by a sheriff s posse, turned on the latter with rifles and made their escape. The Washington Star remarks that the North Pole is as hard to reach now as it ever was, but harder still is the task of couvincing the people 1 thr.t the explorer has been there. ESTABLISHED 1862. ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. CIRCULATION. 2,000. EVERYBODY READS IT. Will Always be Found Pulling for the Best That is Cood for our Town, County and State. ^J> " (COPYRIGHTED 1906.) for Headachcjfc$nughs,Colds, Hoarseness. C rcgtejij^arrhoea and EVERV^a^^: JjlffijOTTEEP TRADE AN OLD liV$y#[N REMEDY PREPARED BY ummmmmm KENOVA.W.VA. GUARANTEED UNOERTHE FOOD AND DRUGS ACTOf JUNE 30^1906 FILED UNDER SERIAL-NO. 6665 PRICE, 2 5 ANO 50 CENTS Q PER BOTTLE. P aoi maai ior=i =JOB^ PRIN TING W'E have recently added several hundred dollars worth of new material and machinery to our Job Plant and will be able to handle all orders in that line in a prompt and up-to-date manner. A trial order will convince you. Do it now. REGISTER PUBLISHING The Size of Texas. Texas is larger than all the New j England states combined, larger than all the golf states, including Georgia, combined; larger than the middle Atlantic states, consisting of New York, Pennsylvania,. New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Vir ginia, West Virginia and the Dis trict of Columbia; larger than Ger many, larger than France, larger than Austria-Hungary. It is big enough to supply the population of the United States with almost everything it needs to eat, wear and make life worth living without ex hausting its resources. All this is not so remarkable from the stand point of room when it is known that the area of Texas is 265,780 square miles, that its greatest length is 825 miles and its greatest breadth 740 miles. ? Galveston News. He Bit. The city man was jogging on to ward the farmhouse in a rickety old wagon. The driver was glum and far from entertaining, and the city man felt rather lonely. "Fine field over there," he ven tured after a long silence. "Fine," grunted the driver. "Who owns it?" "Old man Bitt." "Old man Bitt, eh? Who are those children stacking up bay?" "Old man Bitfs boys." "And what is his idea in having them out there in the field such a hot day?" "Waal, I reckon he thinks every little Bitt helps, stranger. Any thing else you want to know ? Get her^ hosses!" ? Philadelphia * >U? The tialdtn Wedding. A servant asked her mistress for - leave from Friday to Monday to visit her mother a long journey away, as all the family desired t<> meet to celebrate their parents* golden wedding. The mistress g**e permission, and on Monday the maid dnly returned, and her mis tress said to her: "Well, Mary, how did yon get on?" "Ob, splendid, ma'am, and matt er was so grateful to you for letting me go." "Yes, and your father?what did he say?" "Lor* bless you, ma'am, he wasn't there; he died twenty years ago!" London Globe. Prompt. An insurance agent was boasting*: that his company recently paid life policy to the widow the day after the funeral of her husband, and insisted that no company 'was ever so prompt in payment "Hat's nothing!" replied tbr agent of another company. "One of our patrons recently fell from the: top of a four story building, and - check for the full amount of the policy was banded him u he passed the second stoiy window." Sublime Faith. "Pa, what is sublime faith?" "When a man who weighs fifty pounds sits down beside a lady whose weight is 235 pounds and the hammock in which they are seated is held up by a rope a quarter of an inch thick it seems to me that the*': give an exhibition of sublime faith that would hardly need an*xplana | tion."?Chicago Eecord-Herald. _