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THE EDGEFIELD COUNTY FAIR
sf 1911 Wm be Held October 25, 26, 27, and 28.
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If there is anything Mrs. Jenkinson
rides herself on it is being on time,
i fact, her superhuman punctuality
acorn es as intolerable at times as
ie moral courage of the person who
ikes cold plunges in the morning and
oasts of the fact Her satisfaction
ses to its sublimest height when she
ui show off before some unfortunate
tortal who is invariably late.
Therefore she beamed condescend
igly upon Mrs. Loffett and said: "Oh,
it-tainly, I'll be able to meet you at
te Stace street entrance of Long
Iota's at 12:30. It will be perfectly
"Well, I didn't know," apologized
[rs. Loffett "There are always so
lany things to do around the house
lornlngs that ttl hard-"
"Not if you use tho proper sys-1
?m," Interrupted Mrs. Jenkinson!
The Jeuklnsons had just taken a
nail flat after a long siege of board
ig and were not entirely adjusted,
he worst trouble was that there were
Mir bells which rang and Mrs. Jen
lnson's ear had not had time to be
rained to the difference between
lem. When one rang she invariably
nswered all four, as always lt was
tie last one she answered. This gave
er plenty of exercise.
The morning she was to meet Mrs.
offett at 12:30 Mrs. Jenkinson was
roused from a late slumber by the
Inglng of a bell. She sprang up
linking and puzzled and then con
"My packages from downtown!" she
urmured. "The back door bell, of
Slipping into a dressing gown, she
|shed to the back door. There was
body there. She opened the front
tr with the same results. Then she
icked the speaking tube leading
the front entrance downstairs,
ire was no response to her hellos.
|Oh!" she said shortly a few sec
s later, as she gazed from the front
dow where she had wandered and
a view of the postman sigzagglng
ss the street below. "It was his
! I might have known!"
0frs. Jenkinson proceeded to turn
faucets in the bathtub and let lt
with wa.er. As she splashed a
1 rang. "My goodness!" she
aned. It rang again peremptorily,
finally some one pounded on the
"Well, you Just pound!" she mut
^ed, hysterically. "The idea!"
A little later she opened tho door
ld stared upon the vacant hall
larch lng for a clue. There was no
Who on earth could that have
?en?" she asked herself. "Mercy-lt's
er ten o'clock!"
las she was making coffee a bell
lig and lt sounded like the one
|w ns tai ra. When she had shrieked
Ho" Into the tube till her throat
lt rang again and some one
nded on the back door. The icy
Infuriated individual who stood
re snorted as he brushed by her.
Telephone c'llection," he explained
fly. "I climbed three flights of
it stairs once this morning an'
I've climbed three flights of back
s and lt's no fun, I can tell you!
|irs. Jenkinson, wildly searching for
purse, found it at last In the shoe
where she had hidden it Her
Bd w&8 thumping as she ushered out
telephone man and hurried back
er coffee. It had boiled over. She
pped the toast she was making to
wer the next bell.
Dress from the cleaner's for
|lth," announced a voice through
Smiths don't live here," called back
i. Jenkinson. Presently there was
ng at the front door and she found
oy holding out the cleaner's box.
t isn't mine," Insisted Mrs. Jen
he boy regarded her reproachfully,
is ls the number an' I've climbed
flights of stairs an' lt's two
?Take lt away!" ordered Mrs. Jen
on, indignantly. "I don't know
.bing about it!" She banged the
. on the boy's protests and tore
Hfche kitchen, which was full of
ke. The toaet was cinders,
'd-I'd like to cry!" moaned Mrs.
e discarded her kimono and start
0 dress for downtown, accelerated
be last glance at the clock, which
11:15. She had 45 minutes be
the suburban train was due.
Bigs hld themselves with that mad
ng Ingenuity they always develop
n one ls in a hurry. In ten min
the bedroom and closet looked
Culebra cut in the process of ex
tion. Then the telephone rang.
ie missed her train and raged for
Bstnutes walting for the next one.
m, breathless and disheveled, she
ted into the entrance to Long
l's, she was trying to conceal her
Illation. To be late with Alice
Btt was intolerable. To her unbe
ible amazement, Mrs. Loffett was
waiting with triumph in her eyes,
during the ensuing 15 minutes
; Jenkinson repaired damages to
>h," cried Mr?. Loffett, niBhtng hp
,st, "I'm so sorry! Have yoi been
lng all this time?"
ie glance Mrs. Jenkinson turned
1 her would have made her for
I on the stage. It was calm, re
chful, condescending and patient.
>h," said Mrs. Jenkinson without
quiver of an eyelash, "one gets
to walting when one ls sys
j THE SUM
"Then I am to understand that you
are unwilling to give your consent to
my marriage to Rose?" demanded
Archer as be rose.
"I have told you that I am deter
mined that my daughter shall marry
one who is able to support her in the
style to which she is accustomed. You
have told me that you have an Income
slightly less than my daughter's dress
allowance. I presume you are capable
of making the simple arithmetical
computation that two and two malee
"I suppose I could/' assented Arch
er. "The trouble is that there ls
another example on my mental slate.
That is that one taken from one leaves
"I fall to see the application," was
the cold response.
It's this way," explained Archer,
taking his seat again. "If you take
Rose from me you leave me nothing
to hope for. Now do you get the
"Mere romantic nonsense," was the
impatient reply. "You will soon find
some young woman in your own sta
tion of life who will occupy your
thoughts to the exclusion of my daugh
"Station in life," echoed Archer with
a laugh. "It seems to me that your
father and my grandfather were In the
same station of life. You happened, to
make money and my father didn't
That's all. Rose ls willing to get along
on what I earn. We are not asking
you to support us. Her happiness
should mean something to you."
"It does," agreed Sidney Wright'"It
1B for that reason that I insist that she
shall not have to go through the in*
ferne of economy that was necessary
to my own younger days."
"I think that she'd rather have me
than a red automobile and Paris
frocks," said Archer, rising again.
"Just think over that example. Mr.
Wright One minus one equals naught
You can't forget it"
Archer slipped out of the office and
W'right turned once more to his desk.
He was doing what was best for his
daughter. Rose would thank him some
day, when she knew life better.
He picked up a paper but he could
not concentrate his attention upon lt
be' use that absurd example kept
ringing through his brain. It was later
than usual when he left the office, be
cause the Jingle would cling to his
memory and keep him back in his
work. He thought the ride home in
the open air would drive it from his
brain, but the horses seemed to tread
out the sum with their hoof beats on
the macadam. It was like the old
"Puncb, brothers, punch with care,"
that he recalled back in the '70s.
Rose's red eyes told that she had
seen or heard from Archer, but she
said nothing and Wright did not open
the subject More than ever the girl
reminded him of her mother and he
remembered how happy they had
been In those early days before the
sudden growth of the city had taken
within its limits the Wright farm and
rendered building lots as valuable as
acres had been before. They had
been happy enough with each other,
but the times were changing. Money
was necessary to comfort and he
would see that Rose married some one
who could support her In the style to
which she waa accustomed. A four
room fiat was the best Archer could
Still the example kept flashing
through his mind. "One minus one
equals naught" It danced before bis
eyes as he read the evening paper and
the more he tried to put the memory
away the more insistent lt became.
It was the last thing in his thoughts
that night and the first thing he re
called the next morning. In his sleep
he had dreamed of gigantic figures,
huge ones and monster ciphers.
He took a trolley to the office but
the flatted wheels ground out the
same monotonous refrain and when
he we t to lunch he called first upon
"Just a little tired feeling," ex
plained the doctor when the trouble
was explained with no reference to
the origin of the sum. "If I were you
I'd run out of town for a few days
and forget business worries tor a
He pocketed the fee and escorted
Wright to the door, watching him go
down the street with a heavy tread
that was very unlike Sidney Wright
"Some business worry," he sala to
himself ss be turned back to his own
neglected lunch. "Wright needs to be
careful or he will have a breakdown."
Wright hailed the idea of & trip
with pleasure. It would take him out
of sight of Rose's reproachful eyes,
but that night In the Bleeper the
grinding of the wheels beat time to
the Incessant repetition of the one
minus one nor was lt any better next
day at the winter resort
Wright waa thoroughly scared.
Change of scene brought him no relief
and rest was out of the Question. For
two days he grew worse and worse
and at last his tired nerves broke
under the strain. For monthB his
worry over certain pending deals had
weakened his nervous system. T?lB
was the last straw. As a last resort
he went over to the telegraph office
in the lobby of the hotel and filled out
a form. The clerk looked puszled as
he read the message for lt ran:
"Change your Infernal formula to
read one plus one makes one. You
have my consent"
Then Sidney Wright went upstairs
to get the first night's rest he had en
joyed since Archer had left his office*
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