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By Molly McMnster
(Copyriebt. igii, by Associated Literary Press.)
Celia had chosen the suburb of Kew
as a splendid place for her experiment
In, advertising. It was not far from
town, and the houses seemed to be
of a more or less distinctive charac
"The people there no doubt would
appreciate "tistic interiors," argued
Celia as she boarded the train.
The train was crowded. "They
are always crowded," was her com
ment as she trailed through the car
looking for a seat. If she could not
find an unoccupied seat Celia always
.chose to sit beside a man. "They
usually sit quiet and read their pa
pers," she ruminated as she sat down
beside a good-looking man who,
though ample of frame, did not oc
cupy more than half of the seat
He scarcely looked up when Celia
Blipped quietly down beside him. His
eyes when the train had pulled out
of the tunnel swept in every vestige
of the passing landscape.
Once or twice he sat up quickly
and peered at some vanishing scene
and once his arm touched her shoul
der. Cells, drew into her corner of
the seat. The young man evidently
mistook her drawing away for peev
ness and after. apologizing with ex
aggerated politeness he returned td
a more frigid contemplation of things
Celia felt a certain relief when the
train pulled in at Kew. Nor did she
observe, in her hurried exit that the
young man also had left the train.
Had she known it it would not have
mattered now for Celia's mind was in
tent on looking for an old house that
would seem lost to all chance of ever
having another occupant
She strolled about and began to fear
that there were no old houses in K"w
and that she would have to try anoth
er suburb. She turned a corner and
there! A lovely old haunted-looking
house lay in the midst of a hopeless
ly dilapidated garden.
Celia drew a breath of Joy. The
sign that bore the agent's name was
almost a thing of the past, but Celiji
Celia drew a JbreaMof joy.
managed by dint of close scrutiny to
make out the name of an agent in
She peered into the big rambling
rooms within and another breath of
Joy escaped her. Genius lurked in
Celia's eyes. She knew that with
time and the consent of the agent she
could turn the inside of that old
house into a veritable dream of
beauty. She cast a regretful glance
at the unkept garden and shook her
"My house will have to shine like
a jewel if I want people to see it
through this awful ruin of grounds."
But her spirits were In no way
dampened by the outlook, but she had
her dreams about landscape garden
ing that would set off the house.
Once within the tiny of ce of the
agent' Celia made known her desire.
"There is an old tumble-down house
down there." She pointed her finger
in the direction whence she had come.
"I want you to let me make over the
interior at my own expense." Celia
smiled upon the agent.
"I am sorry," he said, and really
felt so, "but a c* ap has only ten min
"Don't tell me I can't have lt!"
Celia felt on the verge of tears.
"That house has been vacant about
fifteen years, and now two people
want lt This young chap wanted to
do something to the garden-he says
lt win enhance the value of the prop
arty and give him the advertising he
"O!" Celia breathed Joyously. "My
pSans ydteH interfere fat t?? laaet
with Ink bo fan fnrppoee ns would
mind my doing the interior r*
The agent knew that if Che ghi
Sooked at the landscape gardener with
Chose appealing gray eyes he? would
no doubt boy the house for her.
"Toa might suggest lt u> him. His
name ts Gaynor-Tom Gaynor." The
agent smiled as Cona hurriedly toft
the office. This waa certainly his
Celia approached the man who was
snouiu ?e wm* a woinen o? sunicieut
wealth and position to further them."
Mr. and Mrs. Breretce were too
dazed to speak. Miss Graham contin
"John is very young, and at present
might be foolish enough to risk a bril
liant career. To avoid this I would
Immediately take him away from Bev
erly were he not under contract to
finish a series of sketches of the sur
rounding country for the man-I for
get his name-who lives in that fine
house on the top of the hill. And so,
for I know how unhappy It would
make you all should Miss Rosalie be
united to a man whose family would
distinctly regard the match in the
light of a mesalliance, I have come
to ask that you may find it convenient,
should you have some relatives in an
other town, to let your daughter visit
them for a few weeks, or until those
pictures are finished. I feel that un
der the circumstances I am really not
asking too much."
Miss Graham paused as if for an ap
proving reply. None came, though
the mouths of her two listeners had
"I know," she said, "when you think
it over you will come to my opinion,
and that in this matter, which is such
a vital one to me and his poor grand
mother, who does not yet know the
risk John has been running, I may
count on . your support."
Ingratiatingly Miss Graham held
out her hand, first to Mrs. Brereton
and then to her husband. Mechan
ically, dazedly, each took it in turn
and accompanied her to the door.
When Miss Graham was well out of
sight she burst into a ripple of merri
ment "That scene goes Into my next
story," she said.
Late that afternoon there came a
most cordial invitation to John Chand
ler, Esquire, from Mrs. Brereton,
begging him to come to dinner quite
informally and then accompany Miss
Rosalie, her husband and herself to
The invitation was promptly accept
ed, and every one remarked how espe
cially lovely Rosalie Brereton looked
that night, and how pleased Mr. and
Mrs. Brereton seemed at the prospect
of what every one knew was a coming
WITH HIS AUTOGRAPH AWAY
Goes Society's Yell Pest, Ever Signa
ture In Quest, and t ie Curses of
the Guest, In His Waka.
His mind curls up in Signatures
across a fly leaf page. In every other
matter he is sensible and sage, but
antics wiih his fountain pen condemn
him to a cage.
He gathered at a banquet to a lit
erary lord and tried to trace his
monicker in salt across the board the
while our guest of honor made a
speech that fairly soared. And when
the speech was ending he sat up and
looked alert which made him seem
absorbing all the wisdom of tho spurt,
of oratory's finish-where the speaker
bulged his shirt. 0, he was up to
something and we passed around the
wink as the whole address finished
and the orator did sink to his chair
for further orders and perhaps anoth
Then the chairman did his blamed
est to string out a brief which start
ed with an uproar and which finished
with a sigh. Next, he said, we'd hold
reception if right quickly we'd pass
by. So the hero of the evening tired
his arm at shaking hands-good fel
low, frat, Masonic, and a dozen dif
f'rent brands of hearty sort of
squeezes they pass oat in western
lands. The lineup was quite cheerful
though it did tread down on toes, but
the bunch was quite good natured
in its semi-full dress clothes. Slowly
they passed by the author, who struck
up a classic pose.
In that cheerful line1 of grabbers
there befell a sudden stop. All those
of us behind him th er. believed we'd
have to drop, for the busy autografter
now was on the job to "cop." The
hero of the evening held the fatal
fountain pen and with a nervous flour
ish he inked tracks just like a hen as
he signed a "first edition" and then
signed a book again. He grew a little
weary when he'd scratched in volume
five. Why, that author looked as if
he'd like to eat some one alive, but if
there was trouble coming it did not,
Well, at last the scene was ended
and the line began to sway, and the
eager autografter tucked his mer
chandise away, though we felt we'd
like to wipe off that triumphant look
Too Strenuous Imitation,
Henry Bassett, a theological student
of Philadelphia, suffered severe injur
ies recently as the result of a baptism
if fire Inflicted on him by his com
panions during his "initiation" into
the college fraternity. It ls the cus
tom occasionally to observe weird
rites and ceremonies and sometimes
to practice dangerous jokes when ad
mitting candidates to acad?mie fra
ternities. Bassett was blindfolded and
saturated with an alcoholic liquid,
which was rubbed Into his hair. Much
Df lt trickled down his neck and on
to the light material of which the
youth's costume was made. Some
body lighted a match and held rt usar
the candidate's head, and lu aa In
stant the flames leaped high lu tba
air, burning him severely before they
St roko of Misfortune.
"Lord Landpoore had a hard blow
the other day, which threatens to
strip him of all his resources."
"Dear me! What was it?"
"The blow he gave his rich, high
spirited American wife in the face.''
OF THE COUNTY
For sometime the editor of The
Advertiser has been endeavoring to
compile a complete schedule of all of
the religious services held in all the
churches of the county, but we have
not yet been able to complete the list.
Tbs following are the appointments
which have been sent in to us, and ad
ditions will be made until the list is
REV. E. C. BAILEY, Presbyterian.
EDGEFIELD. 1st and 3rd Sundays
ll a. m.
TRENTON. 1st and 3rd Sundays 8
p. ra. 4th Sunday ll a. m.
JOHNSTON. 2rid Sunday 11.15 a.
Im., 4th Sunday 8 p. m.
REV. HENRY B. WHITE, Baptist.
STEVENS CREEK: Every second
Sunday morning at ll o'clock.
I REV. G. W. BUSSEY, Baptist
RED OAK GROVE: First Sunday
morning at ll o'clock, and Saturday
DR. W. S. DORSET, Baptist.
JOHNSTON. Every Sunday morn
ing at ll a. m. and every Sunday hight
at 7.30 except 5th Sundays.
REV. P. E. MONROE, Lutheran
ST. JOHN'S. Johnston. Preach*
ing 2nd Sunday 11.15 a. m. 4th Sunday
7.30 p. m., 1st 7.30 p. m.
MT. CALVARY. Preaching 1st and
?3rd Sundays 11.15 a. m.
GOOD HOPE. Preaching 2nd Sum
day 3.30 p. m.. 4th 11.15 a. m.
REV. FOSTER SPEAR, Methodist
McKENDREE. Third Sunday morn
? ing ll a. m., 1st Sunday afternoon at
I REV. H. E. BECKHAM, Methodist
JOHNSTON: First and fourth Sun
day mornings at ll a. m, Second and
third Sunday night at 7.30.
HARMONY: Third Sunday morn
ing at ll a. m. Sunday afternoon at
SPANN. Second Sunday morning at
II a. m., 4th Sunday afternoon at 3.30.
I J. E. JOHNSTON, Baptist.
I BOLD SPRINGS: First and third
Sunday mornings ll a. m.
GRAVES L. KNIGHT, Baptist
TRENTON: 2nd and 4th Sunday
i mornings at 11a.m.
REV. J. C. BROWN, Baptist.
PHILIPPI: Second and fourth Sun
day mornings at ll o'clock.
REV. J. R. WALKER, Methodist.
EDGEFIELD: Preaching every Sun
day morning at 11:00, and every Sun
day night at 8:30, except third Sunday
morning and first Sunday night Prayer
meeting every Wednesday afternoon' at
TRENTON: Third Sunday morning
at 11:00 and first Sunday af ternoon at
MILL CHAPEL: First Sunday night
REV. R. G. SHANNONHOUSE, Episcopal
EDGEFIELD: Preaching, first and
and third Sunday mornings at Ho*clock.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday af
j TRENTON:" Second Sunday morn
ing at ll o'clock. First and third Sun
day afternoons at 3:30 o'clock.
RIDGE SPRING: Fourth Sunday
morning at ll o'clock. .
BATESBURG: Second and fourth
Sunday afternoons at 5 o'clock, and
DR. M. D. JEFFRIES, Baptist.
EDGEFIELD: Every Sunday morn
ing at 11:30 and every Sunday night at
8:00, except fifth Sundays. Prayer
meeting Wednesday night at 7:30.
HORN'S CREEK: Third Sunday
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
REV. P. P. BLALOCK, Baptist.
BEREA: First Sunday at ll o'clock.
GILGAL: \ Third Sunday at ll
REV. B. H. COVINGTON, Methodist.
BARR'S CHAPEL: First Sunday
at ll o'clock.
PLUM BRANCH: Second and third
Sunday at ll o'clock.
PARKSVILLE: Second and third
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
DOTH AN: Fourth Sunday at ll
MERIWETHER: Fourth Sunday
afternoon at 4 o'clock.
REV. J. T. LITTLEJOHN, Baptist.
RED HILL: First and fourth Sun
day afternoons at 3 o'clock. Third
Sunday at ll o'clock.
REPUBLICAN : First Sunday morn
ing at ll o'clock.
REHOBOTH: Second Sunday at ll
COLLIERS: Third Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
.ANTIOCH: Fourth Sunday morn
ing at ll o'clock.
REV. P. B. LANHAM, Baptist
CLARK'S HILL: First Sunday morn
ing at ll o'clock.
EDGEFIELD MILL: Second Sun
HARDYS: Third Sunday morning.
. Mt. ZION: Fourth Sunday morning.
REV. R. EARLE FREEMAN, Baptist."'
PLUM BRANCH: First Sunday at
ll o'clock. Third Sunday afternoon
Mt CARMEL: Second Sunday morn
Go to see
Before insuring elsewhere. We .
represent the best old line com
Harting & Byrd
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
By Rev. William Evans, Directe*
Bible Coune, Moody Bible
TEXT.-Lord, teach ua to pray.-And
Ho Bald unto them, "When ye pray, say,
Dur Father.-Luke ll: 1, 1
lian. Prayer ls the native air of the
2hlld of God.
Prayer has been denned as "An of
fering up of our desires unto God for
things agreeable to his will, in the
name of Christ, with the confession of
our sins and thankful acknowledg
ment of his mercies." Yet prayer Is
more than this; it ls a dialogue, not a
monologue; lt ls a vision as well as
t voice; it ia a revelation as well as
i supplication. Prayer is not a mere
venture and a voice of mine, but a
vision and a voice divine.
In the heart of every one prayer is a
tense of need, but a sense of need
ls not prayer. Prayer ls asking for a
felt need and asking God, not the uni
verse, for lt. Prayer ls more than an
asking, it ls a receiving, a hearing, a
learning of God, a converse and com
munion in which he has much to say
ind we have much to hear and learn.
The day In which we live is so full
3f possibilities that an intelligent man
will not consider anything impossible.
Vears ago Morse was considered a
fool because he asserted the possibili
ty of communication between Wash
ington and New York. Likewise Mar
coni was laughed at when he first ad
vocated the idea of wireless teleg
raphy. Time and experience, how
ever, have proven that these t men
were wise and not foolish.
Prayer li made possible to the
Christian because of ?the revelation
Christ has brought to the world, of
the Father. It is only when we un
derstand the true nature of God, that
prayer' becomes possible. This reve
lation ls brought to us only through
Christ's Interpretation of God. The
god of science and philosophy does
not furnish any incentive to pray.
Bain, the scientist, describes the god
of science as a double-faced some
thing-mind and for?e-which lie be
hind all natural phenomena.
God la Called Father.
It ls a remarkable thing to notice
In almost every instance In the New
Testament that when God is referred
to in connection with prayer he ls
called Father. This In Itself ls an
encouragement to prayer, as well as
Indicating that prayer Is a possibility.
It is expected that a child will ask its
father for things it would not ask a
stranger for. The fatherhood of God
Is not only a motive to prayer, but at
the same time a thought which makes
prayer both desirable and possible.
Do I find it hard to do as some peo
ple tell me-namely, "to pray all
night"-let me not be discouraged,
but remember that "like as a father"
God deals with his children. I do not
ask of my own child that he agonize
all night when presenting to me a
request. But you may say, "I am not
sure that I obey properly." I reply,
"Like as a father." Does an earthly
parent not grant his child any peti
tion until he properly obeys? "Like
as a father." But, you say, "I do not
understand God." Who does? Shall
a father not grant a child's request
until he is understood by the child?
Then the child's request will never be
granted. "Like as a father pltieth hie
children, so the Lord pitieth them
that fear him."
But the Father to whom we are
to pray ls an almighty Father, one
who ls absolutely sovereign and om
nipotent There are no difficulties
with God, and we must always re
member that "More things are
wrought by prayer than this world
dreams of." Whatever may be our
opinion of the un changeableness of
God's laws, we must never forget
that every promise made to the pray
erful soul shall be fulfilled by a
sovereign God, even though ten thou
sand of what we call unchangeable
laws need to be (so called) broken.
Is lt not true that we ourselves
break laws to supply the needs of our
own children? If my little child li
dying of a burning fever m the middle
of August and calls for ice when the
temperature registers 100 degree, if
I know enough I can make Ice, even
though the temperature stands at 100,
and answer the prayer of my child. If
my boy is falling from a third story
window, and hearing his affrighted
call I rush to his help and catch him
ere he touches the ground I not only
save his life, but I break what may
be called an unchangeable law
namely, the law of gravitation. So
may we believe all things are possible
What la Prayer?
of South Carolina
This is the year for you to return to your "first love,"
the Old Reliable "Star Brand" Wilcox & Gibbs Guano
Co's Manipulated Guano, and use it on your crops ex
clusively. It has given satisfaction wherever used for
over 45 years, and is acknowledged by those who use
it to be the best all-round Cotton and Corn Fertilizer in
the world. It gives you the Best Results for the Least
Money. It is Cheap in price, High Grade in Analysis,
made of the Best Materials, and has a record of 45 years
which proves its Superior Value as a Crop Producer.
For Economy and Best Results this is The Fertilizer for
you to use. Ask your Merchant for it and insist on hav
ing it We sell all other grades of Fertilizers. If your
Merchant does not handle our goods, write us direct
The Macmurphy Company
Successor* to The Wilcox & Gibbs Guano Co,
Charleston, S. C - t
Copyright 1*09, br C. E. Zimmtrmas Co.--.Vo. 57
THERE is nothing which will
make so much difference on the
journey through life as a bank ac
THOSE without one will bitterly regret their care
lessness, for sooner or latrr they will be overtaken
by misfortune in some form or other.
ON the other hand those with a bank account are
sure to catch up with Dame Fortune.
F you want a pleasant journey through life, don't
put off starting a bank account any longer.
Bank of Edgefield
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pres.; W. W. Adams, Vice-f
pres.; E. J. Miins, Cashier; J. H. Allen, assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, W. W. Adams, J. Wm.
|. Thurmond, Thos. H. Rainsford, J. M. Cobb, B. E. Nicholson, A.
S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, W. E. Prescott.
1 We Told You So!
The roads are get
ting better and the
orders are getting g
heavy, but our stock
of fertilizers of the
best grades is com
plete. Send us your
orders under a guar
antee of first-class
treatment at our
We have recently taken on Dry Cell batteries for
Ep^j gasolene engines, and the boys do tell us that they
i the best to be had. Yours"
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