IN OFFICIAL SNUB
jRudely Flung at Genial Robert
A CONSUL WITH A GROUCH.
The Author Called on tho Newly Ap
pointed O.... al at Apia ,to Pay His
! Respects and Was Shown the Door
With Few Words and No Ceremony.
When Robert Lodla Stevenson lived
In Samoa be Ureused as the others
there did. Up ui Vailimn they all went
nhout in their bare feet, except when
When Stoeouson came Into Apia he
looked only half dressed. He always
fame down with n soft shirt on and
generally white llunuel trousers, some
times with n red sash round the waist.
On one occasion the genial author was
cineily snubbed by u newly appoint
ed British consul at Apia, one Colouel
De Coetlogon. The story is told in
•‘With Stevenson In Samoa.” h.v H. ,i.
Moors, the author:
One Sunday morning while Steven
son and myself, barefoot and in paja
mas. were discussing the various local
celebrities, my friend suddenly jumped
lip and anuomieed that he had ne
glected a bouuduu duty. Here he had
been "in Apia for some considerable
lime and bud uot .vet called on her
Britannic majesty's representative. Ev
ery Britisher of mark should attend to
such a duty nt the earliest possiblo
moment! I must introduce him with
out one moment’s further delay!
"Come along. Moors,” said he; “let's
got It off our mind!"
* 1 informed him that Colonel De Coet.-
logon was himself u new man lu the
place—he had been In Apia hut a little
, while—und I hud not yet met him.
People who had met him had mostly
declared him to be an exclusive, crusty
old fellow, full of pomposity. 1 was
therefore very loulh to go until the new
arrival- hod simmered down somewhat.
■ It was rumored that he had been for
years governor of some great jail in
Britain, and people remarked that he
♦rented many of his callers as ticket of
leave men who bad come in to report.
But Stevenson, feeling very sure of
Ids powers to charm this Qorgotp
would take no warning, but shouted
-gnyly: "Come on. Moors! I’ll attend
?P this ogee. H«U1 yydeome us all
right,” l pointed out hU ^yttire and
Ills lack of shoos, and, with a sTgSK&fe
compromised gi> f ar * to put on i
glean shirt and: a pair, of "trousers -and
shoes, j>nt jny. efforts wouM not
rap he positively locked 119 raotg that
twenty or twenty-five years of age.
He bubbled wtth_enthuslasm over ev
erything new and" strange &nteAmo
within his view as wg passed along
jjjje road to.JJutauTu. where De Coof-
Togon lived. Prom the beginning 1
doubted if we would receive anything
like an effusive welcome, and I took
care to Impart m.v fears to my friend,
but he only laughed. Particularly did
1 point out that this was Sunday and
thaT we^TmuMcjjr-oBq another day for
pride and joy he threw open
the consular gate and strode manfully
across the lawn, 1 following dose be
hind. A tall, soldierly person^ with
white mustachlos and close cropped
hair, was sitting peacefully on the
veranda. He made no attempt to rise
ascended the steps. The statue ra me
chair merely regarded its. We aright
»s_ well Jay# beeu s couple of d>-
ffiwged wtonefs waring to praj for
Btevbhsoh Would have embraced this
■cold representative of his country’s
greatness, but the chili restrained him.
"•Good morning, sir."
A grunt. •‘Well, what do you want?"
“My name is Stevenson. I am well
known in Britain by my works—in
fact, I am a novelist. This hi Mr.
“WeW. what do you want?”
No friendly hand was strelched out
to greet us. We noted a face as hard
ns stone, as uncompromising and as
unsympathetic as a brick wall. Steven
son stood there as one petrified; 1 was
i]uite appalled. M.v friend had uot
counted, on such a start. There was no
seam or crevice In which he might
momentarily locate to reeonuoiter bp-
fore he- should attack ugalu. The con
sul’s brow was sad to look upon. He
had not even risen civilly to bear us.
“We have come, sir, to pay our re
“If you have any business and de
sire to see me I will Usteu to you on
week days and lu my office at the prop
er time. Good morning.”
Stevenson quite lost the power of
speech and looked appealingly at me.
1 cannot remember exactly , what -1
said, but I know that 1 endeavored to
depict to the consul the worth and hon
esty of my companion.
In return came this: “I don’t care
who you arc—-either of you! If you
tjiivf liny business at this consulate
come, and awte it.at_tb* jW0p« J«*"
AT REDUCED PRICES
I’m selling out my entire stock comirtmg of
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING HATS and CAPS, and
LADIES TRIMMED HATS.
On account we have to vacate the premises.
We also give you special inducements with every purchase
of $10.00. We will give you a present. A handsome $3.00
clock. Don’t miss the op Dortunity to purchase in my store be-
you go elsewhere.
CORNER BROAD AND BItYAN STREETS
I. SHAPIRO, Proprietor.
Notice to Farmers.
We have our two new English Gins for Long Cotton in op
eration at Dyson’s Ginnery in Cairo for this season
We will pay
Special Attention to the Ginning
of your long cotton. Will also have Bagging and Twine.
COPPAGE & CARR.
Good Syrup for November
If you make Good Syrup we want to figure with
you whether you make 5 barrels or 100.
We can furnish the barrels.
SOUTH GEORGIA SYRUP CO.
E. H. TAYLOR, Manage/. /
Cosmopolitan Rough Riders and Indian Congress Introducing
the Grand Sublime and Dramatic Spectacle
“CUSTER’S LAST CHARGE”
WILL EXHIBIT AT
1 am strictly in the market for
Long Staple Cotton
both in bale and in the seed.
Will pay highest cash price for
J. J. COPPAGE, Cairo, Ga.
FRIDAY NOV. 1 8
RAIN OR SHINE
j— jllT I he Cowboys, Wild West Girls, Vanqueros,
c 'enonilas, Guaadi Rurales, Champions of
Lariat, Rough Riders, Pony Express Veterans, Bucking Bron
chos, A.ow Ponies, Pinto Ponies, and Shetlands. A band of
Sioux Indians, fresh from the campfire and council, making their
first acquaintance with civilization. Dainty Aerlists, Daring
Athletes, Funny Clowns, Thrilling Indian Fights, War Dances.
Afternoon at 2. Ev
ening at/8. DOORS OPEN 1 S HOUR EARLIER
DON’T MISS THE GRAND. GLITTERING STREET PARADE
at 1 p. m., and the Big Free ExlhiblUon In Iron! ol tent Im
Will Be given anyone bringing an unbroken Horse
or Mule that our Cowboys Cannot Rlde.^j
WANTED Sober, reliable workingmen who wish to
travel, apply Supt. of Canvas. Also want to buy three more
bad bucking horses: spot cash. Bring to show grounds on the
day of exhibition.
Without more than a profound bow
Stevenson turned and made hie way
out Title the *road again, 1 having pre-
d—d—Wll, J, Suppose he has a. tight
'WT^UksmThls own Sunclay morning
buhnpany. I bad thought that 1 was
one of the foremost men of letters of
the day, but this fellow differs. What
a situation for a tuan of my supposed
ambience to find himself In! People
will differ in their opinions, won’t
they?” And he burst out Into a merry
“Tell me. Harry.” said May Bright-
ley’s admirer to her young brother,
“who is this other fellow that’s been
calling onvyour sister?"
“I don’t know bis name.” replied
Hurry. "I just call him ’April show
“Because he brings May flowers.”
Tht Soft Answer.
“John, don’t you think 1 have worn
this pair of shoes long enough?”
“No, dear. If they were long enough
you wouldn't batik had those Corns."—
Tho Greater Annoyance. •
Mrs. A.—Didn't her constant singing
In the flat annoy you? Mrs. B.—Not
so much as the constant flat in her
Upon being called in the pohee court,
charged with an assault upon a clerk
at a soda water fountain, the defend
ant arose and said. “Tour honor. I am
guilty, but I plead a counter eaee."
Whereupon the aforesaid clerk arose
and replied: “Tour honor, the counter
didn’t have anything to do with it. I
■nysteed around the couuler before 1
struck him."-*011*6 end Comment.
IN REAL ESTATE
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this property for the next thirty days for
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