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How an Obtuse English Girl
Was Won Over.
BY SUSANNE GLENN.
I At eight o'clock In the evening of
July second, Jack Duncan swung
fcriskly up the walk toward the piaz
xa that held the charming person of
He was going to ask her to help
tim celebrate the Fourth. He knew
that she knew this, and that she was
going to refuse. But In spite of it, his
lively countenance held an extremely
"Good evening, Miss Mann," he said,
"Good evening," The giri s lips were
demure, hut her eyes twinkled.
Duncan sank in a chair in cl^se
..proximity to the big rocker.
"Are you awaro," he inquired, "that
Inls !s the second of July?"
The giri lowered her eyelids, there
fey adding to her appearance of de
mureness, and Incidentally hiding the
Jell-tale twinkles. ^
J "I-I believe I did notice lt when I
-studied my Sunday school lesson,"
she murmured. I
.Then you will understand that the
flay after tomorrow will be the Fourth
nf July," he continued painstakingly.
"But sorely, my dear girl, you can
?rasp that fact!"
Still she remained silent.
! Leaning over, he lifted the pretty
brown little hand resting on the broad
arm of the rocker, and lingeringly
counted off the days on its fingers.
"One, two-Sunday, the second of
July, Monday, the third, Tuesday the
fourth-the great and glorious Fourth,
Victoria!" tightening his hold on the
.fingers hy way of emphasis.
When the blue eyes lifted the
twinkles had been subdued, they held
nilly a look of calm wonder.
"7-es?" sh? murmured, as If
"It assuredly ls, my giri! And you
are going to snead it with me*this
year-well have the time of our
lives!" His voice held confidence,
and affectionate persuasion.
Miss Mann drew away her hand
and placed it under the folds of her
"Victoria, Listen to Me!"
sown for future safety. She further
rocked in a comfortable, maddening
"I expect to spend Tuesday very
quietly, while father and the mater
?o to the park ?^1 fear you will find
that too uninteresting,' she said,
The young man looked at her pity
-Sagly but with nnabatlng cheerful
"Victoria, you're terribly obtuse. It
Isn't your fault, of course, bat lt is
a dreadful handicap, particularly since
taking np your residence in this land
txf 'quickness.' "
^Victoria's eyes flaehed preliminary
1 remember," continued Duncan
paring rather thoughtfully, "the first
Tear yon were here. We youngsters
Xjplanned a picnic for the Fourth, and
jay heart was just set on taking the
pretty little English girl-you were
'-.^tensely pretty in those days, Vic
4"I wish I could retain as pleasant a
emembrance regarding your extreme
youth, Mr. Duncan!"
. "Quite true, my dear, age has used
"But my proposai was refused
heaving no room for doubt! My heart
ras crushed for the time being.
"During the subsequent three hun*
??Ired and sixty-four days my attentions,
however, were accepted-even grace
lolly courted-but again on the three
londred and sixty-fifth I was spurned,
rejected, walked over! I shall not
disclose the times this has been re
peated, bot I've never missed a year!
Surely, such patience, such perse
verance, is worthy of a better fate."
"It is worthy of a better cause, at
?east," answered the giri, crisply.
: "WM you tell me, fair one, why
-jyon thos treat me?" with deep mel
? "Becaose," flashed the gjri, refusing
?to smile, "I ara not an American
jyoor Foorth is nothing to me!"
r "Girl, girl! Are you wiser than yoor
own father? He, too, was born under
. the lion, but hell make a racket next
Tuesday .that an7 horn American
might ba proud to producer
GOOD SUPPORTER FOR PLANTS
Florida Man Contrives Standard With
Wiro Ar*i8 That Guides Growth
of Young Trees.
For tho support of plants and young
trees during the period when they are
getting a start in life a Florida man
has designed the contrivance repro*
Supporter for Plants.
duced here. ' A standard with longi
tudinal grooves on the opposite faces
of its two sections is thrust into the
ground near the tree. A length of
wire, bent into a coil at the center and
forming two arms, ia attached to the
standard by rolled ends that engage
the grooves. These arms can be slid
up or down the standard to accommo
date the height of the plant. The lat
ter is embraced by these two arms and
not only is forced to grow straight,
but is given much-needed support dur
ing the heavy rains and wind storms
that beat so many unsupported plants
and young vegetation of all kinds to
SOME LITTLE FLOWER HINTS
Care Should Be Used in Taking Up
Planto to Placa in Window-Get
Cutting? of Favorite?.
In taking up plants to put In the
window, be careful about the roots.
If they are maltreated in any way, he
sure to cut off all the bruised parts
and shorten in a corresponding way
the top branches of tho plant
Newly potted planta sometime? do
not do well at first Don't expect too
much of your plants until they axe
well established. Aa soon aa new
feeding roots are formed the plant
will pick up. Maybe you havo given
too much water which has soured tho
soil. Water only when the surface
of the soib feels dry to the touch.
If you have a large east window
turn it into a bower'of beauty. FaBten
a strong shelf below the sill and nail
a wire arch or grill across the top of
the window. When you dig your
Madera vine select several large,
healthy roots and put two or three
in a six-inch pot. Place a pot at each
end of the shelf. As the vines grow
furnish them with string or narrow
wire netting to grow on. They will
Boon reach the top of the window and
cover the arch.
Go into the garden before Jack
Frost appears and take cuttings of all
your favorites. Slip a nasturtium for
winter blooming. The double nas
turtium roots easily and is a desirable
PLANT IN CEMENT SIDEWALK
Good, Cleanly Way of Arranging Pot
or Keg Out of Sight I? Shown In
The pot holding a plant or Tine at
the entrance of a residence In a crowd
ed city ls usually in the way, and
when the plant is watered the walk?
become wet, says the Popular Me
chanics. The Illustration shows a good
Plant In Sidewalk.
cleanly way of arranging a pot or keg
in the walk, so that it is out of sight,
and the seeping water will be taken up
by the earth. A cover may be made
for the pot as shown.
Stable Manure tn Orchard.
The value of stable manure or
other fertilizer in the orchard de
pends almost entirely upon the con
ditions of the soil and climate. Some
soils grow excellent fruit without
any fertilizer, while others must be
fed. Simply a case of science and
The farmer who raises fruit for his
own family should have a much larger
variety than the commercial orchard
ist, because the latter must produce
enough of each kind to ship to advan
WAY TO SPRAY STRAWBERRIES
; Leaf Blight Causes Spots on Leaves
j and Weakens Plants-Remedy
for Leaf Roller.
(By W. H. CHANDLER.)
Leaf blight is a disease which causes
spots on strawberry leaves. With
some varieties it very seriously weak
ens the plants. Varieties like Aroma
and Gaudy very largely resist IL
Spray with Bordeaux mixtures after
the crop 1B harvested, probably after
renewing has been done, and give
three or four sprayings at Intervals of
two weeks. On badly infested beds
after the crop is off, mow everything
down and let lt dry and barn off when
there is a brisk wind, then follow with
The strawberry leaf roller ls a moth
that appears In the spring, depositing
eggs on the leaves. When the eggs
hatch, the larvae feed upon the leaves,
folding the leaves over and fastening
them by means of a silken thread.
They thus eat only on the inner side
of this folded leaf. They sometimes
seriously injure the plants, causing
them to dry up. There are two broods
a year. The second brood appears
shortly after the strawberries have
The surest remedy for this insect is
to mow down the plants and weeds
and burn the bed off shortly after the
strawberries have been picked. Spray
ing when the berries are about one
half grown with arsenical poison will
kill the insect, but it ls difficult to
spray strawberries as they are so soon
ripe after they set The burning off
process recommended does not seem
to be entirely harmless to the straw
berry field, as occasionally some
plants will be killed and lt will
thus be more difficult to secure a good
row for the next year.
The white grub that bothers us in
the garden sometimes may be a fairly
troublesome insect in the strawberry
field. The insect feeds upon the roots
of come plants, especially grasses.
Leaf Showing Injury.
When the field is plowed up, if they I
are numerous they may feed upon the |
strawberry root and do considerable
The remedy is to grow some other
crop than grase or strawberries on the
land until they are starved out."
The Crown Borer is a beetle some
what similar to the Plum Curculio.
They deposit their eggs in Juno or
early July. The eggs hatch into larvae
that eat their way into the crown and
there in feeding, mine out the crown
more or less.
These beetles do not migrate very
badly, BO the best remedy is to rotate
the crep, putting no strawberries on
land that has been in strawberries
during the previous few years, pro
vided these insects are serious.
For Tree Planting.
If you intend to plant a few choice
trees next spring dig large holes for
them this fall, fill them with manure,
removing it next 6pring and filling in
up to the desired depth for the tree.
Most small fruits form their fruit
buds in the spring.
The quickest growing tree for a
shelter belt is the willow.
Remember that the wood ashes
are the best kind of fertilizer for the
orchard, lawn or garden.
The city dealer profits by the lazi
ness of the grower by grading and re
packing his badly assorted fruiC
Joting fruit trees that were plant?
ed in the* autumn of last year, or in
the spring o? this year, should ho ex
That corky old apple, the Ben Davis,
still holds a high place in the city
markets because Its fine appearance
deceives the ignorant buyer.
In very dry weather fruit buds are
formed quite early and In case of a
wet fall immature fruit buds some
times change into leaf buds.
Unless rotten apples are promptly
removed from the orchard, fruit pests
will have an Ideal place in which to
hibernate during the winter months.
After the raspberries are through
fruiting, the old canes are taken out
The canes made this year will pro
duce the fruit next year. Burn the
Cantaloupes should not be grown
near squash, pumpkin of cucumber
vines, as the pollen will mix, giving
the cantaloupes a flavor of the squash
Spray the apples twice with Bor
deaux mixture to prevent injury from
bitter rot. Put arsenate of lead in it
to destroy late-hatchea insects, such
as the fall web worm.
Spraying with kerosene emulsion is
one of the best remedies for the rose
leaf hopper. Make the first applica
tion as the pest first appears and' re
peat as often as is necessary.
Strawberry plants that have been
grown all summer in potB and set this
month will bear next spring. Use an
abundance of manure in* preparing
the ground, to insure a good crop.
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1912, to
the 15th day of March, 1913.
All taxes shall be due and payable be
tween the 15th day of October, 1912,
and December 31st, 1912.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1912, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add a
penalty of one per cent for January,
and if taxes are not paid on or before
February 1st, 1913, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent from 1st of March to the
ISth of March. After which time all
unpaid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1912 are
? as follows:
For State purposes 5 3-4 mills.
? 44 Ordinary County 41-2 "
" Cons. School tax 3 44
44 Special County tax 2 3-4 "
" Bacon S.V D, Special 2 "
" Edgefield S. D. 2 "
" Long Cane S. D. 3 "
" Libertv Hill S. D. 3 "
" Johnston S. D. 5 44
" Collier S. D. 3 44
44 Flat Rock S. D 4 44
44 Prescott S. D. 3 44
"PlumBranch S. D. No 1 5 44
44 White Town SD 3 44
44 Trenton SD 2 44
; '* Ward SD. 2 44
44 Moss^D 3 44
Parksville\S D 3 44
44 Washington SD 2 44
44 Oak Grove SD 3 44
44 Red Hill SD 21-2 44
44 Shaw 2 44
44 R RBonds Wise T's'p 11-4 44
44 R RBonds Bickens 3 44
^1' RR Bonds Johnston 3 44
44 RR Bonds Pine Grove 12 44
44 R R Bonds Blocker 12 44
44 44 Bonds Town Edgefield 1-2"
44 School Bonds 1 44
44 Town of Edgefield
Corporation Purposes 10 44
All male citizens between the ages of
21 years and 60 years except thoBe ex
empt by law are liable to a poll tax of
One Dollar each. A capitation tax of
50 cents each is to be paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax
or work six days on the public roads.
As this is optional with the individual,
no commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
James T. Mims,
Co. Treas. E. C.
DR. J. S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE.
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
A rt. CORLE Y, Surgeon
A? Oentist. Appointments
Jjjjjgenton on Wednesdays.
Crown and Bridge werk a
James A. Dobey,
JohnsUto, S. C.
FFICE OVER JOHNSTON D?UG CO.
lake the Old Suit
We are better prepared
than ever to do first-class
work in cleaning and press
ing of all kinds. Make your
old pants or suit new by let
ing us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
WALLACE HARRIS PROP.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
Men's Inhumanity to Man.
Some men, when they are arrested
on a serious charge, are sent to Jail
Others, like one in New York, fare
much, worse. The magistrate told bis
wife to take him home and tell him
what 6he thought of him. -Rochester
Democrat and Chronicle.
We selected and registered
this trade-mark and it ap
pears on the bags of all our
iertilizers. It is your guar
antee of 100% quality and
protection against inferior
mers all over the
South are satisfied
with results obtained
from our* fertilizers.
Ask our agent
This Giant Lizard-a land animal,
weighing 25 to 30 tone, lived in
South Carolina during the forma
tion of our phosphate beds.
1 LOOK FOR THIS I
I ON THE BAG "
DO YOU DRIVE TO TOWN?
Wi fart .r h>l.pi?o*d I
And find the market wWWf^^'l" ff\\
unfavorable for your
produce? The farmer ?h
who has a telephone in hk 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 AND TELEGRAPH Ct ?
SOUTH PSYOB STKEF?, ATLANTA, GA. L
AVoNEy IN OUR,
~* CoDrtirht 1909, br C. E. Zimmerman Co.-No. 2*.
When the crops are in,and
the profits of the farm can
be counted in money, the
time to start a bank, ac
count is ripe; by doing so
you .may conduct your farm
as every good business is
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pres. ; W. W. Adams, Vice
prea.; E. J. Miras, Cashier; J. H. Allen, assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. 0. Sheppard, W. W. Adams, J. Wm.
Thnrmond, Thos. H. Rainsford, J. M. Cobb, B. E. Nicholson, A.
S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, W. E. Prescott.