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The People's Journal
" What a lovely story," sighed Mol
lie tQ herself as she closed the 11(1 of
the hook she had just ilnished road
ing, and settled back for a lazy swing.
The title of the book was "Trans
norgrilled," a big, grand, beautiful
worc that had caught Mollie's fancy
from the start, and the story proved
equally fascinating. It was about a
little princess, who had been an idle,
good-for-nothing run-about, until a
good fairy touched her with a magic
wand and transformed her into a use
III, lovable girl, whose praises wore in
every onle's mouth.
As Molho swung to and tro, staring
at the vines above her head, she did
some very hard thinking.
Oh, lear," she murnured, ' 1
guess I need to be transmorgrified as
much as any girl living. I never lift
a linger about the house, and mamnma
has just givell up1) trying to get any
thing out of le; l'm late to breakfast
and late to school, and haven't known
a lesson for a imontl. What would
they all say it I were to turn over a
new leaf, and transmorgrify myself?
Wouldn't it be a joke? It would be a
lot of troubhl'- oh, an awful lot c,f
trouble, but I need sometlug new to
interest me; I've a great mind--1 will
try it for a week as sure as my name is
Mollie \lorton, I.et inc see; this is
SaturIay, a good day to begun. Vell,
here goes. Good-by, lazy Molhie.''
Wit.h a light laugh the young girl
boulell from the hammock and ran
muto the sittiig-roon, where her moth
(r was busy at the sewing machine.
A number of unihienmed sheets lay on
a chair near oy.
t{ MIanna, dear, let me do those,
please, and you get out of doors for a
breath of fresh a iI. The ii II back of
thI, house is just, lovely with dogwood
and honeysuckle hlossois, and it will
imke 'ou heel brand niev to see it all
S1iut the sewing, my dear, I'mu
afraid you canttit
I Ibit 1'n sure I t'att, nianina,'' in
terrl tc 1 \lolliu. ''.Ilust fou try Inc.
Comeic, give me your place." The
youn g gil putlshcd1 her muother gently
from the ch:ur and took it, herself.
" I believe I will go, Mollie," said
Mirs. Alorton, gratefully. ' I have
beenl longig all week for a breath of
the hillside, and I am very tired of the
inachine. Thank you, miy little
'T'le kiss mother hlt on te girl's
fresh chelck burned :' way clear
through to her to::t::eic:. 11ow nauiy
such -ewas might her young shtouldeis
have taken ftrot the over-biurdlend
nothe'. HIow tired and pale onotlier
Ilookd. S'uddenl hot teatrs dtinliedI the
Pr1tty b rownl eyes.
''lhe sewting wa:ts stllpil loulgh, but
\IIIlie eiIpt saying, "' 'I'n ils-milor-gri -
ld,"' amid kepIl at her tatsk muntil it was
m~ther (::une hack fromi heri walk
b'righit and1 suinihiniig, thie tirell look all
gone from bier face.
"Whait are you up1 to), J1oe?"' asiked
I'dollic later, wheii she found her lit
tle bro her on the front stepls scowling
over a text hook.
"'.1 mst, this hateful 0old 'rithmtetic
I neveri will be ablle to dlo those ex
aulples," lhe grumiled.
"'(1, yes yoiu will, when you uiidelr
slhind1 the rule, I ,et me *see what your
trouble is9, *.''
1havn in th1 le 110oor wItnt M ollic he
sideI her brother, and anolt her hiour was
ipenit mlakinig thle rule clea tiIo the boy's
11ond1, and shiowing~ himi where his
trouble liay.
11i8 hiearty "' Thank y0ou, dear si5
ter; I aini sorry to Inuive been so much
tr,eblIe to y11,'"i ut. thec giril to the
qick. .lo1I Was Ihler only brother, and
811e wImtedl him to become a smiart ndl
golod man, yet she lhad never let him
"itrouble heir" bofore.
"Wh'lewl It's awIlful hard-4 wvork to
lie tranusmogiliheld," at, the end( of the
firs daiy o f un10hslih liv!ng. '' But it
is graind, atnal soinehiow, 1 amn halppier
thaii I have been in a long tie.
lounday mnorning, with the magic I
spel11 upon her, M ioll ic spirangc from her
bed ats soon1 as she awvoke, and d1ressed( I
rapidly. Th'le little bed that had always
beena left to 01b1 Mammiiy duale to look
liter, was neatly mate up and the
room1 put in per'fet order by its girlish
(.eeupant. On time for breakfast, on1
tne for school MolliO was inl gay,
humor, and it Beemued much easier to
lo her dut,y than ever before. Mollie'5
schlm,nates looked( on1 with wonlder as
their idle, gigglhng leader direw out 1her
books and fell to work with an air that
meCant business. Of a bright, receptive
mmd11, t,he girl learnedl easily and was
surprised at herself to h1iud that only an
eff ort was nleededl to keep her abreast
with the best pupils of the 80chool.
What a memlorable week that waah To
turn right-about fromi being a
hieedless, idle, fun-loving " TLom boy"
to ant attentive, induistrious young
woman was a tremnend(ous uundertaking,
andI was not, accoml)iedl with
out some discouragemlents and1(
failures; but w.henever the temiuptationi
came to dIrop ill the 0111 ways Mollie
would say t,o herself: " llememb)er,
Moiho Morton, you are tranlsmlorgrifledl
stick it, out for a few more (lays."'
It was wondlerfull how the change inl
the girl hall affected the home. TIhe
sweping that had beeni to the miothi
or such a burden, was child's play to
strong, rollicking Mollie; the general
houiso work, that took 01(1 Mammny Jlulo
so much from the kitchen, was soon1
accompishedl when shated by willing,
girlish handa. It was sister who found
the children's school books and pre
pared their luncheons; who put papa's
slippers and handkerchief whore lhe
could find themn; who tilled the vases
with flowers, and the old house with
the cheer of her bright, happy youth.
When Saturday -night came again,
Molhe threw herselIf into the ham
mock to take a review of the week just
past, Her teacher had said to her:
" Mollie, dear, I am so grat,ified at your
work this week. You have a fine
mind and wdl make a brilliant and
' soful woman if you continue to work
as you are doing now."
Mother had twice calltd her " my
little comfort," and papa's hand had
rested lovingly on her head, and his
lips touched her car as he whispered:
? My precious little daughter."
Oh, how hard, how-sweet it was
to he good I
How disappointed everybody would
be tomorrow when the old Mollie came
back, when
The girl sprang from the hammock
and rushed into the house to get away
from the unwelcome thoughts that
caime crowding. Up the stairs she
went, two steps at a time, until she
heard her name mentioned below.
Mammy Jule was speaking to some
one in the kitchen.
"She says she's mogy1led, but 1
epecs dat's jest a new name for sauc
tified, case dat chlde's got 'ligion,
shore's you born; dat's what she is;
old-time 'ligion, at dat."
Mollie waited to hoar no more. She
ran up into her little room, fell down
beside her bed in the darkness, and
buried her hot face in ber hands.
" Oh, God," she sobbed, " I have
been acting a lie all the week. I have
been pretending to be something I was
not, and I know, and thou knowest,
that 1 ai just the name bad, good-for
n(;hing Mollie I have always been.
Oh, God, transiorgrify my heart,
please, and make it sweet and pure,
and help Ine to be a good girl from the
right motive."
The dear Father, always bending to
catch the faintest prayer of Iis- erring
children, must have heard and
answered the earnest cry of his little
kneeling child, for Mollie continued to
be the light and comfort of her home,
and grew into a beautiful and useful
Wide ExtelNiol n111(1 Incrense(1
Cost of the Service.
'outmastor (encial Payne will ask
Congress at the coming session to ap
propriate $12,000,000 for rural free
For the fiscal year 1901 the sum of
$l,750,000 was made available for the
pnurpose. For the fiscal year 1902
these ligures were moro than doubled.
I'he postal ollicials have available for
Whe present year $7,500,000. This
will not cover the expenses of the
iervice, as from present indications
Lhero will be a (lelicit of about $300,
On .liily 1, 1903, 14,000 rural routes
wvill be in operation in the United
states. It is estimated that it will
.ake $,000,000 to maintain the ser
vice next year. In addition to this,
runds will be necessary to make the
sxtensions demanded(, and for this pur
)Oe $:3,000,000 additional will be
u ked by Postmaster General Payne,
iaking the total $12,000,000. On
July I last there were nearly 9,500
routes in operation; on September 15
the number had increased to 10,678;
I, as stated above, the total by the
'11d of the liscal year will reach at least
1 ',000.
These figures have excited alarm
luong those who believe that rural
*reo dcelivery will eventually become
o0 ponderous as to swamp the service.
I'hiose who are immediately in charge
>f it view the future with complacency.
Itural free dlelivery appropriations
ire higher now than ever," said an
)llicial today, " and they will continue
.o grow for some time to come. Those
rho claim that rural free delivery has
;rown too rapidlly shouldJ consider mi
~onnecction with the large appropria
ions for this service that the Post
)liCe D epartmenut, will this year come
cry near a solvent showing; in fact,
he delict, will be0 smaller than it, ha.s
een1 for years. It is true that. this i.e
utlt Is duo1 mn large part to the changed
hiassi lcation of second-1class mail mat
or. In time rural t ree dlelivery will
>c put on such a basis, however, that
t will come as near being a payinig in
restmnent as any other branch of the
crvice. It pe1)rsedles fourt,h-class
>lllces, star rout,es and mail messenger
cryice, and it is our belief that oven
ually it will come so iiear paying that
10 more complaints will be heard.''
IIapp)y are they who don't want, the
hings they can't get.
IIis Sat,anic majesty acts as receiver
or moral bankrupts.
Speaking of gloves, three of a kind
bren't ini it, with two pairs.
T1hie lucky imn is the lucky one
vho sees and1( grasp)s an oppjortuniity.
No, Cordelia, we can't, all 1)0 hero
Vorshippe(r$ ; some1 of us mluist, be
Mainy a woman who makes a man a
mfighty poor ifo maikes him a rich
DO ai man11 a favor and( lie will con
81u1cr you uindehr Oerlaistinig obligations
to him.
When Cupid visits Boston lie dis
Cards his b)ow and1( arrow and( uses a
Many a man who couldn't, train a
(log decently, imagines that, lie is an
idleal child trainer.
Though the pen may be mightier
than t,he sword, it can't come up to
the scrat.ch whon pitted against th
ink eraser.
A hundred years ago meon married
younger than they (do now-but wo
men dlidni't object to dhomlg their own
housework then.
Truly the prominent wonmn's hus.
band is to be pit,ied, but, fort,unately
for nmost marriedl men who lay second
11h1d1e t,he orchestras to which they be
l'ng give but few public performances.
The negro preacher, June 8. Mobley,
of Columbia, who - In reconstruction
(lays was auditor of Union County and
afterwardls a member of the Legislature
from that count,y, announces that he is
a1 canidalte for appointment of collec
tor of the p)ort of Charleston to succeed
the late Col. Ri. M. Wallace. Hie Is
buat one of many who will apIply for
this desirable place.
Gladys-hlow did you enjoy Mrs.
Upperton's reception?
Ethel-Oh, great! I thoroughly
enjoyed it. It was the mioat complete
falure I ever saw!
Ilaploy-There seemed to be som<
excitement at your house last night.
'opley (dejectdly)-Yes, we had t
deuce of a timne.
lapicy- --A douco of a time, oh?
Poploy-Yes, twins.
Physician (at hospital)-" How 'i
you happen to fall from the top of th(
Pationt--" A pretty woman wan
passing and while trying to get a goo(
look at her I slipped and fell."
Physician--"Ali, the same old stor3
-a woman at the bottom of it."
Ted- -Is that girl who married th(
old fellow satisfied with the match sh
Ned --Yes. Ile wasn't worth ai
much as ho claimod, but as he turne<
out to be 10 years older than he own0<
up to, she considered it about a stand
" 1)id yez hear a.bout Mrs. Mulli
gan's son runnin' for office?"
" Oi did not. Phawt koind av olca
is he runnin' for?"
" Th' pos, office. lIe is a specia
delivery bhoy."
Recently an inquisitive woman was
talking to James Whitcomb Itiloy of
how poorly paid was the profession o
literature. " But, Mr. Riley," sai<
she, " surely you have no cause fo
couplaining. YOU must be a ver
rich man. I understand you got ;
dollar a word for all you write.'
" Yo-e-es, madam," said R1iley, wit
his slow (lawl, " but sometimus I si
all day and can't think of a word."
"Now, that I think of it," remarke
the passenger with the skull cap
" there used to be a little place on thii
line they called ' Kis station,' but il
must he somethig else now, I haven'
heard the conductor call it out."
" We're pretty close to it, I think,'
replied the passenger with the goatee
" lut it isn't Kiss station any more
They've changed the nlame, but re
tamed the Idea. It's now "
" Happy Junction" bawled out th(
conductor as the train slackened itb
speed for the next stop.
The young wonan who had return
ed from a month's vacation at the sea
shore was putting her chum aboard th
train. The chum was going back t<
stay another week.
" Any messages?" asked the chun
through the car window.
" Let inc see," said the gill reflect
ively. " Romember mo to Mr. A
Tell Mrs. B. I inquired for her. (iv(
my regards to Mr. C. and Mrs. 1). Am
be sure to tell Mrs. E. that I sent m3
"U m-l," said the chum to herself
as the smoke of the moving train be
ganl to pour in the window, " I guess ]
can figure out how those people stan
in Peggy's esteem."
A miserly landlord was going 'roun(
collecting his rents. At one house h
was greatly interested in a little girl.
who watched open-mnolthe(l and openi
eyed the business of paying over th(
money and accepting the receipt. H1
pattedi her on the headl andl startedl .<
scarch bin pockets, saying:
"I must, see what, I have got foi
Coat and vest p)ockets lhe searched,l
and( at last brought, from a romote
corner of one of tile latter, nicely en
belliehedl with the fluffy accumiulation
of months, a p)e)pporment. As he
handed it to t,he girl lhe said:
" And now what will you (10 with
that, ?"
The little girl looked at it, then at
him, and repliled. " Wash it."
In a certain Pennaylvania village
where there in but 0one t,rolley car, and
that a novelty, *h> handsomo youno
citizon, who in its conductor, is regard.
cdl as commnon property by his friends,
Lhe passengers. Men, women and
children are an neighbors to him, and
tis sometimes gives rise to a p)ictu.
resque conlfusion of his p)ublic and pri
valte functions.
lie is asnked for t,he loan of fares as
of ten as a country postmaster is aeked
to advance sttmps, anud, alt,hough he
in exp)ectedl to run his car by schedule,
he0 is also expect.ed to hold it quit,e 10
or 15 minlutes on those frantic occa
5101ns when a belle is behlindhand with
her toilet for a soiree at thle other 01nd
of town. Tender infants aro putt in
his arms to be delivered at thleir dosti
Old Age
atI atffered for six years with bon
whtchatime an indigesin during
eiciauns, bu il eoyed several phy.
case,"writ rroul net reach muy
f itt aS iga,en o4 [email protected] 1 of
cold tnt 'rti was no help for me,
chud n ertain'od en my atomifaehu
thed fltoorE y would fall helpless to
mnenced taking Drs agoce' IGom.
Medical Discoveryran iter ellt,
and improved frenm te str.Ater
taking twelve bottles *of the ersc,
cry ' Iwas uable to do light work, and
have been improving ever sine.I
ami now in good health for one of my
asfe-6 arsl. Iowe it all to Doctor
A Cough
" I have made a most thorough
trial of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral and
am prepared to say that for all dis
eases of the lungs it never disap
J. Early Finley, Ironton, O.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
won t cure rheumatism ;
we never said it would.
It won't cure dyspepsia;
we never claimed it. But
it will cure coughs and
colds of all kinds. We
first said this sixty years
ago; we've been saying it
ever since.
Three sizes: 25c., SOc., Si. All druggils.
Consult your doctor. r if h ae take it
theta dut at) h0~ eays. If ho tolls you not
to take it, then dt tako i t. ie knows.
Leave It wIit him. W nrowilling.~~
J. C. AYER Co., Lowel, Mass.
i nation, and trustful old ladies board
t his vehicle with requests to be taken
to regions where no track has ever
r been surveyed.
But it was a lady riding with three
children, who took him most deeply in
to her confidence. Receiving from
her a dollar bill for fares, he asked:
t " 18 this the srallestyou have?"
No," she replied, with a mother's
smile. " 1 have one six months old
I at home."
To prevent the extinction of many
valuable species of big game in South
, Africa, a project is on foot to establish
regulations for their preservation.
Camps are to be established for the
brooding of certain species, in order
that the country may be restocked
With game.
A Presbyterian School, whose pattern is
Music, Art, and Elocution Schools I
Degree Courses taught by Specialists.
Beautiful Auditorium-large Pipe Org
otc. Pure water-line sewerage.
Next Sessionx Begin
For beautifully illust,rated Catalogu
S. R. F
Cancer Hospital,
1ath and Bank Streets,
... We Care.. .
Cancers, Tumors and Chronic Sores
Without the Use of the Knife.
Come and see what we have done,
an't are doin1g. It then you are not sat
Isfied that we do all we CLAIM, we
will pay all of your hNXPENSES.
Special Prico
one month only, $5.00, 6(10.00, and $70.
00. DelIvered at your depotA $5.00) to
aL3ompany order. This Is ahead of
any olfer ever made for spot cash.
WrIte for terms.
L. A. McCord, M'gr.
rena, S. C.
Charles G. Leslie,
-Fish and Ovsters
(.onsignments of ('ountry Produce are
respectfully so'icited, Poultry, Vggs, &c.
FI'sh packed In barrels and bioxes for
country trade a sp)eialty.
Order Your Fish
from, and ship your Produce to
R. T. Daniels & Co.,
Wholosalo and Retail Fish and( Produce
Order Your Fresh
Fish and Oysters l
frc,m The Terry Fish Co., Charlestop,
S. C., or Tihe Columbia Fish and Ice Hi
Co., Columbia, S. C., and write to
them for price list.
F. S. TIEJRR Y, Manager.
Fr. 0. J. Oliveros
PUt of 8peetabelee Quaranstee4.
Om11e 1424 and 1426 MarIon Street,
--" There is but one more week of
single blessedness for the editor of this
paper," says the editor of the Highland
Videtto, in a quaint announcement of
hiis own marriage. " A young woman
has consented to take our name and
share with us the burdens and joys of
life. She is Miss Elsie Kitzmiller,
youngest daughter of Mrs. Lavina
Kitzmniller. Her father was Frank Kitz
miller, a veteran of the civil war, who
died one year ago. The time set for
the ceremony is next Wednesday at 2
o'clock in the afternoon, at the home
of Mrs. Kitzmiller. A number of
friends have been invited-but not
nearly all. The house would not hold
one-third of all those ' we ' should
have been pleased to see present.
(This is not the editor we-' we '
having assumed a new significance.)
But there will be enough, we hope, to
till the house and see that the job is
well (one. There will be no atten
dants. ' We ' will be the whole show.
There will be no tears--everyone will
be glact to see us (cditorial us) finally
married. There will be a happy, hand.
some couple, the handsomeness being
contributed by the other half. No
one's life is complete who lives alone ;
no, of course not. To develop into a
surly, crabbed, soul-shrivelled old bach
elor, or dwindle away an old maid, full
of vinegar and fool notions-what un
happier fate I To form a complete and
useful life marriage is a necessity as
well as a luxury. Yet those consid
erations are mere side issues. '1lie
first consideration is to find someone
you can love, respect, admire. Love is
apart from logic. It is capricious. It
frowns upon wealth, tramples over dif
ferences of age, breaks down any es
tablished rules of procedence and
astounds the coolly 83 stematic. We
are it. Tume passes slowly."
Many a Prince uf Good Fellows
loses his title ven his pocketbook runs
L E, S. 0.?
the Christian Ilonie.
mot surpassed by any college in the
an Gas, Steain Heat, Bath Rooms,
enrolled from Six States.
ie superior advantages offered.
S September 23rd.
, address
'RESTON, President.
Women as Well as Mdn
Are Made Miserable by
Kidney Trouble.
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind, dis
courages and lessens ambition; beauty, vigor
and cheerfulness soon
S . disappear whe~n the kid
rneys are out of order
- ' or diseased.
Kidney trouble has
-become so prevalent
that It is not uncommon
-for a child to be born
afflicted with weak kid
neys. ifthe child urin
--- . : ates too often, if the
urine scalds the flesh or if, when the child
reaches an age when it should be able to
control the passage, it is yet afflicted with
bed-wetting, depend upon it. t he cause of
the difficulty is kidney trouble, and the first
step should be towards the treatment of
these important organs. This unpleasant
trouble is due to a diseased condition of the
k~idneys and bladder and not to a habit as
moest ;.ople suppose.
Women as well as men are made mis
~rable with kidney and bladder trouble,
md both need the same great remedy.
r'he mild and the immediate effect of
Swamp-Root Is soon realized, it is sold
>y druggists, In fifty
:ent and one dollar
.izes. You may have a
sample bottle by mail
ree, also pamphlet tell- nomse or saup.nooi.
ng all about it, I ncludhng many of the
housands of testImenial letters received
rom sufferers cured. in writing Dr. Kilmer
1 Co., Binghamton, N. Y., be sure and
nention this paper.
Attorney at Law.
Pickens. S. 0,
~ractico in all theCourts.
Office over Earle's DrugStore
DR. J. P. CA RLIs L E|
Groenvillo, S. C.
Office over Add isons D)rug Store.
'onitractor and Bailder
WA. P'AngKm, P'ickons, 8. 0
GIroenvillo. 8. 0.
ay HeRWortli, Par'ker & Rbinson,
At tforney-at-jLaw,
ekena 0. HT., - - South Carolina
P ractice in all Courts,. Attend to a
tinesa promptly.
W-'Mono~v to loan.
Attorney at L,aw,
[3 West Conrt St. GRtEENVILE, 8. (1
Prael leo IN all the courts, State and
AWgetable PreparationfoiAs
similatting theFood andBegua
tig he Slomachs andtBow+os of
Promotes I)igestion.CheerfuE
ness and Rest.Contains neither
lUm it,Morpluge nor NineraL
I,rc a ofldJSaMc1EM1JPlrtIAR
Pdnao&s $tE~
I akJ la +
reMrl -
Aperfect Remedy for Constipa
Tion, Sour Stonach,Dliarrhoea
ness and Loss OF SLEEP.
Fac Simito Signature ol'
On lg to prHoI)I hli1osed chan
Carriae:es, Surreys,
At an Absoli
self muitl bc
Harness of all kiinds at Cost, w
Jones, advarion s other' makest' of Iliig
StiudebakeI~r and Weberi; as ebenpoi pr gra 1t'
Now Is the be, see.son for sellin'g vehicile
Theii seaLson for Muiles and1( IIorses8 is p1
.vet, Itemiembier, we paa1 no4 hOnse rent 01
dlo our owni work. We will sell anything
gihui to see the pe ople whetherh they wih
C'orner Court, *ive and 11 JIack<on Street
Lim t hetae and Cemntnopa
Paint, Ols antoVrninhss
ooifng, neathing per in al clas
SouudM theaster
Lim andful e ment CompWa nyJis
2Lat Br a y,e Careston .
Deaer i(n HairE, Ter Cot -i
For Infants and Children.
the Kind You Have
Always Bought
Bears the
- In
* Use
For Over
Thirty Years
at Cost!
;es in o1r bu.iness, we will sell
haetons and Wagons
ite Sacrifice!
iiir wvorl for it, buit coitno atud see for yvour
(e (carry thle H;l3oek , C ourLtand, Tlysion &
e-, &e-, ais sIriet 11igh (irade Waegona, the
the I )h insbloro, TPaylor andi Chai tatnoga.
of all1 kin1d.4, an1d wo are go.iing t) Hell our
etty well over' but we have a few bargains
clerk hire, own our own repository andJ
we have for cash or good1 paper. Polite
e iil>n eII antul See us. Wa are aliways
- JlIElENVI4laii, S. C.
C: & C o.,
all kInds of
nione buut fistclass kmani
hte work.
tail card wvith our addreltss ill bring, a man
P (u li au lo 1iiu enun give I he lowest
['E & 00., Ander'soni, S. C.
a~C'h1 *
betrta n oh r o' u
xdar Cmpny

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