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Surprising Effect It Had In
Shaping a Man’s Destiny.
“Did you ever think,” said Golightly
to his friend QuucUenhos, “what a lit
tle thing will turn a man’s destiny? I
know a man whose present condition
of wealth and head of a family, all he
is, came from the overturning of a
barrel of salt."
“I don’t believe it, Golightly, but I
am ready" 'to hear about It."
“Let mo see. You know the man,
and I don't want to give you his name
till after you have heard the story;
then we’ll see if you cnu -guess who he
is. Tor the present his name Is Tom
kins. When he was a youngster he
Btudied medicine and on graduation
settled in a suburban place where
there were people of all degrees, from
millionaires to washerwomen. At the
end of the first month he hud not had
a patient, so he resolved to go some
where else. The day before his inteud-
‘efl departure a liveried servant hur
ried into his office and said that Miss
Buckman’s favorite saddle horse was
dying and would he waive profession
al repugnance at doing n veterinary's
Work and go to see the animal.
f “Tomkins needed money to square
up before leaving, so he concluded to
make a veterinary of himself for that
once. When he reached the stable
yard there stood a girl of twenty,
pretty as a picture, evidently much
distressed, watching a horse lying on
. “ ‘Oh, doctor,’ she said on learning
of the groom who he was, "if you will
only cure Bob I’ll love you forever!’
"Of course she was so rattled she
didn’t know what she was saying,* but
somehow it came to the doctor that he
. woul'd cure Bob and the girl would
him forever. It takes a young,
jindra, you know, to build castles out of
air. He went up to the' horse that was
gasping for life, but before the doctor
could get anything down the beast’s
throat lie collapsed, and there he lay
with his tongue hanging out; dead. At
least if he wasn’t dead there are no^p-
pearahees by , which a horse can be
v —^inown to be dead.
“What couid ' Tomkins do—a dfead
eL hbrse on one hand auiiSra tearful girl
W — oh the other?' He pretended to work
on Bob by rubbing'here, feeling there,
pouring a mixture of bran and water
down his throat—he had nothing else—
but it was no use; the horse was dead
as a doornail. Tomkins wouldn’t own
It to the young lady, but told her to go
In -the bouse and he would remain to
observe and take advantage of the first
sign of returning consciousness.
“ ‘Don’t leave us, doctor,’ she pleaded.
‘Remain all night. Your room will be
on the second Story, back, where you
v can look down on the stable yard.’
“Tomkins declared he would never
• leave Bob so long ns there was any
hope, and the young lady dragged her
self away and into the house, looking
back often to see if Bob had come to
life. Tomkins remained by the horse
till a servant came out and said that
if the doctor felt thut he could leave
the' invalid he. was to come into din
ner. Of course Tomkins could leave a
dead horse, so be • went in to dinner,
but broke away after a hnsty meal to
avoid the storm of questions as to the
horse’s chances of getting well. He
had promised to stay all. night.- Be
sides, the more time he spent "the big
ger bill he could make for services, so
at 11 o’clock he told the hostler that
if Bob'- showed signs of life to call him
and went to'bed. The hostler knew as
well as Tomkins that Bob was' dead,
so he went to bed, too, leaving poor
Bob’s body where it lay in the stable
yard. But before retiring he telephon
ed the town scavenger to come the
next morning to remove the carcass.
“Tomkins hadn’t ever slept on such
a downy bed before, so he didn’t wake
up the next, morning till late. Then
he took a bath, dressed and before
going downstairs drew up the window
shade to have a look at the corpse.
“No miracle eVer astonished any one
as the. sight hey. saw astonished Tom
kins. There was the whole family in
the stable yard and Bob up on his
four legs eating sugar out of Miss
“ ‘Oh, doctor!’ cpied Miss Buckman.
‘Can one ever repay you? When did
the change come?’
“ ‘My dear young lady,’ said the doc
tor evasively, ‘at no time in my pro
fessional career have I been so pleased
at saving a human 'patient as I am
now at saving your horse.’
“After looking Bob over and seeing
that he was in excellent health the
doctor whispered to the hostler:
41 ‘When did he get up?’
“‘Don’t know, doctor,’'replied the
man and ran to the gate to bead off
the scavenger who was coming to re
move the corpse.
“Well, Tomkins got the secret of the
ihorse’s recovery from a stable boy.
The bov had shortly before overturned
a barrel ofsalt whore the horse’s head
rested. The tongue, hanging out. had
come In contact with the salt. Then
the horse, having been revived, licked
it. and It proved to be whnt he need
ed. Tomkins married the 'grateful
girl and is • today a successful prtrctl-'
tloner. Now, Quackonbos, guess who
he Is." •. • : *
"You. Your story iSloweli enough,
but fate only required that you should
meet the young lady, for a sure case
of mutual love. The overturned salt
had nothing to do with it."
“Not at all. I maintain that all I
am is due to a barrel of salt.”
WIRE SAFETY BARREL
FOR SPRING BONFIRE.
“Nosm WhToF8u«ir." "
The latest organization for public Im
provement in France bears the name
of "L’Associatlon des Nez Qul Souf-
frent," or "The Association of Noses
Whtgb Suffer." Its object is unceas
ing warfare against unpleasant odors,
and In tifis. category are placed not
only, gasoline fumes and such nui
sances,* but also musk and other pene
' The nnme 'if the society will strike
the outside World as a most valuable
asset. It is mu6h more appealing than
the-blunt businesslike appellations of
most of our reform organizations. It
is a recognition of the power of im
agery even in the everyday affairs of
life. We might well adopt the label,
“Les Nez Qul Souffrent" in some of our
Danger of Flame* Spreading While
Burning Leaves le Avoided.
Nine out of ten fires in the early
spring and fall are caused from the
spreudlng of open-bonfires. A new ar
rangement is to construct a wire cone-
like barrel, fill it with debris, or what
ever else you want to burn, and set
fire to the contents.
The barrel is. a simple affair, con
structed of chicken wire staked into
OONELIKE BARREL TO BURN LEAVES IN.,
the ground by means of clothespins.
The height of the bnrrel Is the width
of the jwire, and the edges are fastened
together-by twisting'the ends of wire
around each other. The Improvised
safety' barrel may be used repeatedly,
as it is strictly fireproof.
SCHOOL CHILDREN FORM
BRIGADE TO CLEAN TOWN
Chicago Girls and Boys WJth Rakes
J and Brooms Maks Diet! *'v.
t IB' — ‘
!~-An ajmy of forty Chicago "regu
lars," armed with rakes, ,'o'oes and
sticks with sharp points, are waging
a fierce warfare on dirty, blowing .pa
pers and rubbish that may be lying
around on vacant lots. And maybe
you will find a crowd of “rookies"
who have hopes of some day belong
ing to the “regulars.”
The “regulars" are the bona fide
members of the Junior Civic league
and are all pupils in the eighth grade
of the Park Manor school. They are
the only ones eligible to the organiza
tion. The undergrades can only come
in as “recruits” or “volunteers."
Every Friday the members of the
league go into executive session. A
plan of the day’s campaign is then
outlined. The general draws his
maps, and the lieutenants are assigned
their duties. The army, girls and all,
then marches down to the school
arsenal in the basement, where the
artillery of rakes and brooms and hoes
is stored. There is a final command,
and the battle begins.
The league has been organized for
two years and is declared to be one of
the most effective organizations of its
kind in the sfate. In fact, there is
not known to be any similar organiza
tion in the country.
Some merchant 1 somewhere
some tirhe may have taken ad
vantage of all of his opportuni
ties for increasing his business
among his home folks,, but not
you nor I. That is why the mail
order houses flourish. The best
way to build trade is by adver
Here’s a Real Business Boomer.
The Merchants and Manufacturers’
Association of Philadelphia is going to
make the third of its “trade booming'’
excursions, a record breaking event.
Seventy-five of the members will start
on May 2 In a solid steel Pullman car
outfit and spend four days in visiting
the smaller towns within a radius of
200 miles. They will spend their en
tire time on the train, except when
holding receptions in the towns visited.
They will be provided with sleeping
cars, dlnipg cars and club car accom
modations, the train being practically
a traveling men’s hotel of the highest
No samples will be carried, but at
each town the trade boomers will
meet the merchants of the place, giv
ing them an opportunity to become per
sonally acquainted with the heads of
the Philadelphia firms, an opportunity
many of them have not heretofore en
joyed, although probably having dealt
■with each ot.her for years.
Town Mam curnlsh Free Water.
The Lockpifl j N. Y.) board of trade
is dlscussljj'gjr | matter of giving free
and unllmlfftk’'water to- manufactur
ers, business 'men, residences and. in
fact, to e\?eijy' ( usqi* of tiinfc necessary
commodity wltliih its' corporate ljlmits.
It'will db ^d wlth the idea of inducing
now lndustf^s''tO;|oqate there.
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\ , ■ ..Coiildh’t Do It.
"•"No -ulfey itfcgwled Mr. Smith to
hiB wife from the bathroom. “I
ca,n’t do it.”
“What is it, dear?” asked the
wife in alarm.
“Why, the doctor told me this
morning to drink hot water an hour
before dinner for my indigestion.
Here I have got a quart down, am
nearly bursting, and, I haven’t been
drinking fifteen minutes yet.”
Ladies’ Home Journal.
'A man,'subsequently identified as
a merchant in a southern city, was
taken to a brain specialist for treat
ment for aphasia. When asked his
name he searched his pockets, pro
ducing a huge roll of bills, but noth
ing to identify himself.
“See here, doctor,” he exclaimed,
“I’ve entirely forgotten my name
and where I:,live, but, by the shade
of Andrew Jackson, I must be
somebody, somewhere, to be carry
ing around as much money as this I”
T ax Notice, 2nd Round.
T will mat the following named
places^ ; ,u^tejt designated, for
purpose'ok receiving tax returns:
Duncanville April 28 and 29.
Ragan court house May 1, a, m.
Reno Mav 1, p. m.
“Billie’-’ Rehberg’s May 1, night.
Calvary, Carr & Elarbee’s store,
Whigham court house May 3.
Spring Hill court house May 4.
Lime Sink court house May 5, a.
Coker’s store May 5, p. m.
Blowing Cave court house May 8.
Cairo May 9 to 12.
Please bear in mind that you can
give in your property anywhere you
see me, also that everybody can't
be waited on the same day. So
please take advantage of the rounds.
J. W. Cannon,
R. T. R. G. C.
good health and
out of the hair
and keeps the
Pannamas, Straws and
Soft hats cleaned,
blocked and re
banded at rea
Out of town orders giv
en prompi attention.
R. W. Ponder
Why send away your orders for
engraving? Every kind of society
engraving at rock bottom prices
The Progress,. • • • ... 1
And the coming of Spring brings the detestable,*
filthy, germ-soaked fly. Screen your home against
these invaders, who are armored with disease and
death. We. have just received a large shipment
of screen doors and windows.
We have also received a car
of SASH and DOORS.
Come into see us and let us show. Our prices
are right and we’ll certainly please you.
Remember we handle lime and cement also in
Yours to Please,
Wight Hardware Co.
\i, CAIRO, GA,
Buggies, that the prices and long-
wearing Qualities make more
How many times have you accepted the deal
ers word about a so-called “Best-Made” buggy
to find that after a few months running it was
absolutely NO GOOD?
And youjPAID good money for them too.
We deal in Buggies that are in strict keeping with the
words “ALiJfRIGHT’’, and it is NOT neccessary for us
to misrepresent them.' In other words our buggies are
GOOD ONES and you needn’t take our word for it.
We’ll sell you wagons, harness, fertilizer and feed
stuffs too, if you’ll consider meritable values.
W. G. Baggett & Son,
Cairo, Reno, Cranford, Calvary.
NYAL’s SPRING SARSAPARILLA
For the Blood And Skin
It is better by far than most so-called
remedies. It’s better for the simple reason that
it performs it’s work.
It’s the most powerful remedy on the
100 Doses $1.00
Wight & Browne,
Are Your Clothes Used For
Did you ever have an occasion to “follow your clothes” to
the pressing? If you should have an occasion to do so at an
expected hour, you’ll find that the “‘nig’ pres’n clubz” are
no respector of persons, in their filth-reeking dives, and you
likely to find some big dirty buck (or a dog perhaps) at calm
repose on your best suit. You’ll find nothing of this sort at
our shop, everything is clean, sanitary >>ud your clothes will
found hanging on clothes trees.
BETTER BE SAFE. Patronize a vChite man, because
it’s safer in the end.
CITY PRESSING CLUB
YES! our line of Advertising Fans ar<
here, tliB.it is, part of . them. The prio
m^kes them doubly attractive. Progfes