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We Want to Impress
Upon the People To
Get Your Bhristmas Goods Now
A We Have Christmas Suggestions
" for Mother, Wife and the Whole Family
We have bought a car load of Bicycles
so we could please all the boys and girls;
and we know nothing that pleases them
better than a bicycle equipped with a Car
ter brax^e, tool bag and bell.
Never before have we had such a selec
tion of Brass Coal Vases, Brass Wood
Boxes, Chafing Dishes, Silver Plated
Knives and Forks, Carving Sets, from 75c
We Can Please
Our stock is complete and any member
of the family can be satisfied.
Air Rifles, Wagons, Velocipedes, Tricy
cles, Automobiles, Pocket Knives, Drums,
Horns, Doll Go-Carts and Carriages.
Louis P. Speth
Successor to SPETH BROS.
Phone 616-864 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.-Phone 617
I Give and Redeem Purple Stamps. The Largest House of its Kind in Dixie.
Full Line of Heaters, Kitchen Utensils, Etc.
We invite you to inspect
our line of Dolls, Doll Furni
ture, Tea sets, mechanical
toys, friction toys, hand wag
ons and a number of similar
attractions. We have special offerings
in china ware, cut glass, brass goods, toilet eases,
leather goods, pictures, books, etc. Our very rea
sonable prices will delight you. f
W. E. Lynch &
E. J; NORRIS, Agent
Edgefield, South Carolina
Representing the HOME INSURANCE
COMPANY, of New York, and the old
HARTFORD, of Hartford, Connecticut.
The HOME has a greater Capital and
Surplus combined than any other
The HARTFORD is the leading com
pany of the World, doing a greater
Fire business than any other Co.
See Insurance Reports
"HAS THE STRENGTH OF GIBRALTAR."
E. J. Norris,
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
"In a Little Cosy Corner,"
If you are ynzzled. how to make
your money buy the most and best
groceries we can solve the question
for you. Come and see what high
class things to eat are here and at
what low prices you can buy them.
one of our tete-atetes would fit
splendidly and do excellent service.
You will find lots of other single
pieces in our furniture display.
Rockers, tables, easy chairs and
what not. Just the things needed
to till iii bare spots and add attrac
tiveness to the room. We believe
there is something here you want.
We carrv a large stock of coffins and caskets from the
cheapest to the highest grade. Our hearse responds prompt
ly to all calls.
Edsrefield Mercantile Co.
DRIVE T? TOWN? I
And find the ma
unfavorable for your
produce? The farmer Tbl" ,m" w'nt ,0 mnUk
who has a telephone in his home can telephone
first. The useless trips thus saved are worth the |
cost of service.
Under the plan of the Bell System the service
costs but a trifle; the farmer owns the instrument
and the equipment.
Write to nearest Bell Telephone
Manager for pamphlet, or address
Farmers' Line Department
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE A1W TELEGRAPH Ca 01
SOUTH PRYOR STREET, ATLANTA. GA.
HEY stood in the deserted
vestry of the church, facing
each other angrily for thfc
^rs*- time In their lives.
Then suddenly Janet BwepJ:
the diamond from tho third
finger of her left hand and
held it forth. "You w fl
oblige me by taking thus
back," she said bitingly.
Ko stood looking into ber eyes,
growing grayer of face as he saw thp
stubborn anger that reposed withra
them. "Which means that our en
gagement is broken, and that I may
not hope for its renewal," he replied
For an instant their gaze met as
the glittering thing, lightly held, was
passing from hand to hand; then aa
she released it and before his grip
had become secure thero was the slfp
of a nervous finger and with a tinkle?
the ring fell upon the iron grating o?
the Moor register. Faintly they heard
it go bounding far down tho metal
pipe which led to the furnaco below,
each supposing lt lost forever in tba
flames and not know
ing that in its fall
by some strange fate
it had bounded
through a small hole
in the pipe and now
lay amidst the rub
bish of the church's
basement. For an
instant the girl's
eyes softened, then
hardened again and
she turned them
aside. Upon the floor
in a corner of the
room the little
church mouse was
sitting upon its haunches, and Dfte
nodded towards him. "To be renewed
when the little church mouse bringa
it back to me," she returned coldly.
They turned their backs upon each
other and walked away.
A week parsed, and the little churcTi
mouse prowling about in tho darkness
of the basement, saw something
through tho gloom that glittered eve?
moro brightly than did his own eyoe.
Cautiously, hungrily, he approached
it, smelt of it, felt of it with his gray
whiskers, then stood it up before bin*.
Its glitter fascinated him. Surely tbfe
glistening thing about the size oC a
kernel of corn must be good to eat,
and he tried his sharp teeth upeu it.
Yet gnaw as he would, he could not
rven scratch it, and at last ho deoidod
that it was only good to p1--- with.
He was a li!t?o thing, and half starved
as aro .".ll church mice, so it came %o
pass that it was not long before, hoe
had worked his head and fore&se
through it and was running abc*
with it encircling his middle, a very
small creature wearing a dinmont!
saddle with a gold girth. Tt was fun
for a time, but he soon became tirtf?
of it and tried to crawl ouy?. He
could not. Becoming panie sirJokoa
??f, F~?n??cally un the stairs.
[-"1 Janet, alone cnfl
very unhappy, sat tn.
her pew at ?he
servie0. Tt w:;r, raci
er chilly i -, the
church and silo clip
ped one hand into
her muff. Then she
gave a start, for witSt
In it she fell: a small,
struggling f b i n g
with something round and hard abovt
it. Involuntarily she closed her hor>d,
and as she did so the little efcan?
mouse popped out cf tho mufi and
scampered away, leaving the rour^d
object in her fingers. She drew it
forth. It. was her engagement ring.
The last of a'l to leave her pew,
Janot stepped into the vestry upon
her way out Dick was standing be
fore a window with head bowed,
looking older, grayer of fac^ than he
had a few weeks "zn. and she saw fha
deep unhappiness chat lay in his eyes.
3he approached him, looking up at
ulm with the old expression which ke
knew so well. Softly she slipped one
hand into bis own. and as bia flugeuB
gently closed about it he felt some
thing hard, round and familiar within
his grasp. He raised her hand. The
engagement ring-his own-encircled
her third left finger.
"The little church
mouse brought it
back to me. Listen
whilo I tell you." she
said, drawing a trifle
closer For a mo
ment her voice mur
"Is it not wonder
iul!" she exclaimed,
half awed, as she fin
ished. His eyes
i is 'ar more than
that, it is a miracle
if Flis Spiri wrought upon His day
FTis token of lovo everlasting dud
that ?ven wo are not forgol.te.ir."
Tightly his arms closed, about her. i
HARRY IRVING GREEN.
A Christmas Time Saver.
To save the minutes on. Christmai
;ve and leave time for the many thin^a
that aro bound to come up, shut" off
rrom the children one room In the
?ouse suitable for the tree a couple
if weeks before Christ mas, and ?rao
lally accumulate <hore all decorations
ind presents. The tree can be
rimmed a day or two before thc bou
lay, and the presents wrapped more
niickly and easilv because th/yare all
n one place. The childreK too, will
mjoy the mystery tt?at centers'around
m Inaccesible room.-H^.ekeener* j