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By Antoinette De Coursey Patterson
KCopyrifht, igzi, by Associated Literary Presi
Both Mr. and Mrs. Brereton were ii
a state of anxiety bordering on hyg
teria. Their only child, the prett;
Rosalie, had fallen In love with ai
unknown young man who had, a ?ex
itnonths ago, moved into their neigh
Thero were a number of eligible
youths in Beverly, any Dne of whon
rwould have considered himself onlj
too fortunate could he have become
the son-in-law of the Breretons
youths that one knew all about, an<
Whose incomes could be calculatec
.with great nicety.
Jack Chandler was an artist, anc
?Rosalie's parents believed artists t<
.be a poor, undependable lot. Then
too, not much more was known o:
.Miss Graham, the aunt with whon
Chandler lived. The best people W
Beverly had called, and their civilitj
?had met with a prompt and proper re
iturn, and there things had ended
!Miss Graham, it was rumored, was s
.woman of literary tastes, and indeec
rwas supposed to be writing a novel.
' It was dreadful to think dear Ros
alie should be associated with such s
?bohemian class-but what were thej
Ito do? Chandler and their daughtei
rwere both of age and unfortunately
Rosalie had a little money in her owr
right. All that was left for them wai
ito try the effect of a direct appeal tc
iMlss Graham to see if by any possibil
lty she could do anything. It wai
possible that after they had diplomat
Jcally made her see how Chandler^
career might be interfered with, anc
had intimated how very slim wat
Rosalie's fortune, she might order thc
weakling of an art?3t to withdraw his
ault. Rosalie could then be taken tc
New York for a couple of weeks' anc
all would be well.
; The plan offered many objections
'and gave but little promise of success
but neither Mr. nor Mrs. Breretot
could think of anything else, and they
were not the kind in such an emer
gency to sit and fold their hands.
On this special afternoon th6j
dressed with elaborate care for theil
call on Miss Graham. Just as they
Crrlered i/tn'rpar/or arm in arm
were ready to start the bell rang and
Miss Graham herself was announced.
Miss Graham's coming was due to
an occurrence of the afternoon before,
when Rosalie had come to her in
tears relative to the hard-hearted at
tltude of her parents.
"I can stand most anything, Miss
Graham." she had sobbed, "but being
told that I am throwing myself away
on a worthless painter; and you've
no ideal what dreadful names besides
they called dear Jack. They evek
went so far as to say they didn't be
lieve he loved me at all-that he was
Just after my money! I hate to tabs
about father and mother In this way,
but there've not right to say such
things of Jack."
As Jack's aunt listened to this re
cital so unflattering to her cherished
idol, her face grew grim; then her
eyes twinkled as she turned to Ros
alie and said kindly:
"Don't worry, little girl, things will
some out all right"
I This was why Miss Graham hap
pened to call the next afternoon at
As Mr. and Mrs. Brereton entered
their parlor arm in arm. Miss Graham
rose with solemn dignity:
"I have come," she said, "on a very
uncomfortable mission, one that must
be dealt with in a spirit of the utmost
frankness. May I have your permis
sion to axpress myself quite freely?"
Mr. and Mrs. Brereton looked at each
other; neither felt quite sure of Just
what Miss Graham meant, but as it
might be safely inferred, sb? Intended
pleading her nephew*? cause, they at
least would have the satisfaction,
while she was at such close quarters,
of speaking their own minds. In
unison they nodded for her to go on.
j "I understand," Miss Graham con
Untied, "my nephew has been seeing
quite a good deal of your daughter."
The Breretons glared wrathfully. "So,
at the beginning, I want yon' both to
understand I have nothing whatever
against Mles Rosalie, that I believe
ber to be In fact a very sweet and
lovely girl-but I have quite different
ambitions for this extremely talented
nephew of mine, ambitions in which
matrimony does not enter, unless lt
come for my animer as soon as thia
storm lets up.**
In the basket was a chicken dressed
and ready to bake, a mince pie, aug
ared doughnuts, a layer cake and
"It waa thoughtful of him," ahf
said with a little throbbing in hei
veins. "I wish he had come himself
I suppose he couldn't miss his dinnei
party, though. Wonder if Joe will gel
there. He must be snowed In worst
than any one."
With a sigh (fce went to work tc
prepare her solitary meal.
"I will get the best meal-a com
pany dinner and set the table-foi
Luke, too, a place opposite mine, and
maybe he will be here in spirit."
She put the chicken in the oven tc
warm, made hot biscuits, cooked a
golden squash and proceeded to sel
the table with the best linen and
dishes. When dinner was ready she
heard another loud stamping. Thii
time on the front steps.
"Luke has reconsidered and come!*
she thought as she flew to the door.
There, panting, smiling, rosy-cheek
ed and snow-covered, stood Joe. With
a glad little cry of welcome she ush
ered him ia.
"It was hotter work than last year's
harvesting," he laughed.
"How did you happen to come
Joe? And aren't you going to your
"I hear you were snowed in and
alone. I wasn't going to let you eat
alone. I took a shovel and tunneled
my way through."
"I looked in the cupboard a while
ago and found there was nothing. So
I planned a ham and egg dinner.
Think of the dinner your aunt will
"I don't care If you have only bread
and water if you will share it with
"I was only Joking, Joe. Luke sent
me down a chicken dinner this morn
ing. It is all ready to sit down to."
Joe looked disconsolate.
"What a chump I am! Mother baa
stacks of things and I might have
brought you a dinner as well as not.
Luke always outdoes me."
"He didn't this time, Joe," said.the
girl softly. "It was a thousand times
nicer of you to come than it was to
send me a dinner. When I got his
basket, Joe, I doubted you and thought
you were not thinking of my plight
When I set the table, I put a place
opposite mine and pretended it was
for Luke. But now-"
"But now, Vere," may I occupy that
"And Vere," he continued, summon
ing all his fortitude, "may I always
have that place-with you?"
Hearts won. He read her answer
In her eyes.
WHEN THE CANAL IS OPEN
WIK Change Course of Freight Traffic
Between Europe and Valparaiso?
Austria and New Zealand.
The Hansa, the organ of the Ham
burg ship owners, after consideration
of the probable effect of the opening
of the Panama canal upon steamship
routes, states that after the month ot
June, 1913, should the canal be opened
to navigation a*, that time, steamers
proceeding from Europe to San Fran
cisco will no longer go via Cape Horn,
a route of 13,681 sea miles, but will
save 6,200 sea miles via the canal
route. Steamers proceeding from
Montreal to Sydney now cover 13,?9**
sea miles, but in the future will be
able to do so over a route of 10,952 sea
It 13 difficult to predict the effect
of the canal upon freight traffic be
tween Europe and Valparaiso, the
Cape Horn route being only 2.10U
miles longer than the canal route.
Passenger ships probably will pass
through the canal, serving the east
coast of South America by means ol
auxiliary ships sailing from West In
Trade between Europe and Japan
will not be influenced by the canal, as
the Panama route will be 1,000 miles
longer than the one now followed.
From New York to Shanghai, on the
other hand, the difference In favor ot
the canal will be 1,400 sea miles. The
present route from Europe to Aus
tralia is SOO miles longer than the
route via the canal, which Is scarcely
enough to threaten any great change.
It Is assumed that a part of the busi
ness from New Zealaad to Europe,
which today comes via Cape Horn,
will pass through the canal hereafter,
saving 1,600 SM miles. The canal
route will be selected also by passen
gers who wish to avoid the rough and
stormy rounding of Cape Horn. The
chief part of the steadily Increasing
business between New York and Aus
tralia and New Zealand should there
fore proceed via the canal rather
than by the Cape of Good Hope, sav
ing 2,300 miles.
Too Small for a Dog.
The craze for small dogs has caused
some amusing frauds In Paris. Walk
ing down the fashionable side of the
avenue de Bois de Boulogne the oth
er morning was a man who bad sev
eral toy dogs for sale. One of th?
smallest waa a particularly diminutive
griffon. A woman asked tts price.
The man made the little dog perform
several tricks and then fished out *
little creature scarcely more than
half the sise of the first
The woman concluded what she
thought a bargain. She put th? little
me in her muff and, on getting home
igain, pulled him out For a minute
the animal showed fear, but then, to
her great amazement started toward
the window and ran up one of the cur
tains. After its capture by the serv
ants it wa? found to be ft large rat
??wed up in dog-ekm,
Wood and Coal
I have opened a wood yard and am prepared to
deliver wood any size or length anywhere in town
at reasonable prices. Can also fill orders for
Will move ray saw cut wood where lots of four
or more cords are offered at one place.
I also run a public dray. Ring me up. My
phone is No. 32.
J. R. TOMPKINS
The J. Willie Levy Co.
is filter you, Mr Man. We want to sell you and
your boys your summer clothes, so we are tempting
you with a store full of uncommon values.
Come and see us before you buy-make our store
your Augnsta headquarters.
Our ladies department is replete with Ready-to
wear shirt waists,suits and dresses. The newest only
The J. Willie Levy Co.,
822 824 Broad St. AUGUSTA, GA.
In order to make room for a herd of celebrated large Berkshires, which
Everson Bros. well known breeders of Wellington, Ohio, will bring to
Clark's Hill on May 1st, and one of which firm will remain permanently to
raise with me large Berkshires of the best type, for sale for breeding pur
poses in the Southeast, I am selling my present herd and offer the follow
ing at bargain prices: 1 registered Berkshire boar, 2 years old, from Sel
wyn farm, Charl?te, N. C., $30; 1 registered Berkshire sow, same age,
from Selwyn farm with pigs by above sire, $30; 2 41-2 months old sow pigs
by above parents, $15 each; 1 pura Duroc sow, 2 years old, with pigs by
above sire, $25; 1 year old sow (by above Duroc mother) with pigs by above
sire, $20; several 11-2 year old sows, Berkshire, Duroc, and Chester White
mixture (with pigs by above Berkshire pure-bred sire) $15. Also several
4 months bid sow pigs, above mixturef, $5 each. All good stock in good
After May 1st pay me a visit and inspect my fine herd of big Berkshi-ies
and speak for your pigs.
PL H. MIDDLETON, MGR.
CLARK'S 111 Li.. S. C.
We handle Southern States Phosphate & Fertilizer
P. & F., A. D. Bone
Augusta High Grade,
Acid of All Grades.
These goods are now in the warehouse ready for
Jones & Son
Patapsco, Mastodon, and other famous FERTIL
IZERS of the
Georgia Chemical Works
have an established position which is uuequaJed by
any other goods on the market. 38 years of exper
ience and careful study of the fertilizer question
back up every bag of these goods. No such reas
surance as this can be furnished by others. Then
why experiment with the uncertain?
For prices, terms, etc., call on
THE EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE CO.
Edgefield, S. C
If you do not get value received for your money. If
you get inferior goods for which you pay as much as
we charge you for the good kind, you can blame only
yourself. Our 20 years experience in the grocery
business and our ''square deal" policy ia worth some
thing to the prospective buyer and all we ask is a trial.
"We can deliver the goods.0 Groceries and feed for
man and beast.
/ERRINGTON BROS. & ?0.
Office and salesroom 863 Broad Warehouse Ga. Railroad
P. 8. Mr. H. Gary Satcher is with us and will be glad to tee his friends
STORM i PROOF
1 They interlock and overlap each other in such a way that the
hardest driving rain or snow cannot sift under them.
Won't pulsate or rattle in wind-storms. They're also fire-proof, will
lut aa long ai the building, and never need repairs.
Stewart & Kernaghan
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
muffins, rolls, etc.. made from
Town Talk flour is a genuine pleas
ure because there is such a surety of
success. It is pretty difficult to do
poor baking with Town Talk flour.
Even those who have had many dis
appointments have immediate suc
cess when they change their flour
to the right brand.
It's a pleasure caring for furni
ture like ours. It is so attractive in
finish, so artistic (in design, so
"homey" in appearapce that to keep
it in order is a joy instead of a task.
Come see our exhibit and we know
you will agree with us. It is a dis
play of furniture thaf- makes every
woman an admirer of it.
We carry a large stock of coffins and caskets from the
cheapest to the highest grade. Our hearse responds prompt
ly to all calls.
Edgefleld Mercantile Co.
Meals served at any hour, from 7 in the morning
till io o'clock.
Orders for special dishes or fui a la carte meals
Ladies who come to town are invited to take din
ner -or lunch wifh us.
The best of everything to cat.
Prompt attention, polite service.
We Like You to Examine
every part of our wagons and car
riages. Don't ask you to buy from
a picture book, but from the vehi
cles themselves. You know what
you are getting when you buy here
and if anything turns out wrong
we are right here where you can
make us live up to oar guarantee.
A Collar That Fits
your horse is of vital importance,
so that comfort, ease and freedom
from chafiing is assured. We
give special attention to this point,
I as well as that nothing enters into
the manufacture of our fine harness
out the very best materials, and
that it is put together by the best
skill in the country.
Wilson & Cantelou