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THE FIRST SEPARATION
Newspaper Clipping Proved a
Dove of Peace.
By LUCY CLAIR ATKINSON.
Edith Forsyth was leaving to spend
a couple of weeks at Old Point Com
fort. As the train pulled out she
?waved her dainty little handkerchief
to Fred, and ip a few minutes was
swiftly borne out of sight. It was
Edith's first separation from Fred j
since their wedding. Way down in
Fred's heart there was a feeling of
satisfaction over the idea of return
lng for a short time to his fachelor
babita. Their little apartment, so
cosy and homelike, bespoke the
artistic temperament and ingenuity
of Edith, and Fred anticipated with
delight having his old college chum, ?
Arthur Wilsen, come around in the j
evenings to chat of old times.
Before leaving, Edith discharged
the ccok, and decided that Fred could j
take his meals at the restaurant :
around the corner. This arrangement
presented a glowing picture to Fred in |
For the first week everything |
worked smoothly. Fred wrote every :
day and sent the local newspapers,
thus keeping Edith in touch with j
the happenings at home. Meanwhile I
the quietude of the rooms began to j
pall on Fred, who missed Edith'3 ,
warm greeting and other little at
tentions to which he was accustomed
every afternoon on his return. Wil
son came nearly every evening, but
he, too, was getting to be tiresome.
Fred, with his cheerful disposition
was disappointed to see Wilson turn
ing cynic, which was the case during
the last few months. It did not im
prove his frame of mind to see his
married friends out with their wives
at the summer amusements the town
offered, and it seemed of all their
married acquaintances that only he
and Edith were separated at that
Edith's letters were full of the
ideal time she was having, without ?
the slightest mention of returning, j
The two weeks were up and it was j
near the end of the third, when Fred .
wrote Edith he had a touch of ma-1
laria and had had to call in the doc-1
tor. This brought a prompt response,
hoping that he would bc entirely
well by the time the letter arrived.
That plea failing. Fred then wrote j
that the hired girl who cleaned the
apartment had left and that Edith's j
most cherished articles of furniture j
were covered with dust and in fact j
everything was going to rack and |
k^jruin. This brought a reply from
th telling him not to worry that
onl? not be home for some
Proceeded to Clip the Same.
lng on her return. Fred was in de
.pair and plair?ly showed it when \
Wilson dropped in that evening for j
the usual chat.
"Rather down in thc mouth, old i
man. What's the trouble, Mrs. For
syth not sick "'
"O, nothing, just a little upset with
the housekeeping business."
"That's a small matter. Leave
everything alene until it is time for ?
your wife to return. I can bet you, she j
will be able to handle the situation," j
Fred sat musing as he puffed the j
rings of smoke from his pipe, but ?
wheeling around suddenly said in al- j
most determined tone:
"Look here, Arthur, I am scorch- '
ing between two Hames - my pride j
and my inclination. Edith has been j
away four weeks, and I just cannot
stand it any longer. You can see
for yourself the apartment is all up- j
set and in nothing like the condition j
it was the first week after Edith left..
Then. I am tired of myself. When
you are net here there's nobody to j
talk to, nobody to greet one, nobody j
to care what old hour one chooses,to ?
come home. It is simply this, I've
got enough! When a man's wife is
away, home ceases to be home. You
may think this is all tommyrot, but
you get married and try it."
"Well, why don't you write Mrs.
Forsyth to come home, or you ruu '
down to Old Point Comfort?" sug
"That's just the point. Why, Edith
would guy ma to death for not being
able to get along without her, so I
won't write for her to come home,,
and I can't leave until the chief clerk
gets back from his vacation."
"Well, why don't you frame an ex
cuse such as illness or something of
that kind, that will bring Mrs. For
syth some ?"x asked Wilson.
"That doesn't work with a girl like
<Edith; I've tried It"
"Well, I have exhausted myseli so
must leave you now to think a way
out alone. You'll soon have Mrs.
Forsyth back in town. By-by, old
Fred found himself meditating over
and conjuring a thousand means to
use to carry his point. But none
seemed practicable. Finishing his
letter to Edith he was sealing the en
velope when a brilliant idea occurred
to him. He would try it. There was
nothing to lose and maybe much to
gain. The daily newspaper had to be
sent. Going to the desk. Fred picked
up a pair of scissors and in the neat
est manner possible cut out a space
of about two inches from the news
column, wrapped th'e paper and ad
dressed it to Edith.
He was careful, however, to save
the clipping. Two days later a letter
came from Edith asking for a copy
of Tuesday's Globe. Fred smiled
exultingly as he took cognizance of
the fact that it was Tuesday's paper
that he had clipped. Dispatching the
janitor for a Globe of chat date
Fred proceeded to clip the same
item, before mailing lt to Edith. A j
second demand came for a Tuesday's
Glebe .with .particular emphasis
made on an "unclipped copy." By
this time Wred was loo jubilant over
the success of his scheme to let it
fall through, ile ignored that part
of the letter concerning the clipping
and mailed ar.ch?r copy clipped in
precisely the same place as the first
The climax came sooner than
Fred expected. On his return from
the office late the next afternoon 'he
was not a little surprised to be met
by his wife in all the majesty of
righteous indignation. Fully con
vinced that Fred was trying to con
ceal some escapade from her, Edith
had taken the next train for home
after receiving the third suspiciously
She was determined to surprise
and face him with the evidence of
his guilt, as she held the carefully
preserved three copies of the Globe.
The little clipping in the desk
drawer saved the day and preved to
be the dove of peace for their marital
Arthur Wilson peeped in that
evening, and Edith insisted on toll
ing him the joke on herself, which
made Fred feel liko the hero of a
"Well, Mrs. Forsyth., what do you
think of a man's way?" For reply
Fred drew Irlich to him and kissed
her, vowing inwardly that he would
accompany her the next time she
(Copyright, 1012. bv Associated Literary
CARELESS TO THE VERY LAST
John Polkinhorn's Final Chance to
Leave Behind One Good Rec
* ord -Was- Not Taken. S
Everybody knew that John Polkin
horn was the carelessest man in
town, but nobody over thought he
was careless enough to marry Susan
Rankin, seeing that he had known
her for years. Susan was the owner
of a comfortable place and was thrif
ty, while John hadn't and wasn't
either, and that might have had some
thing io do with it, but anybody could
see that John was paying a good deal ?
more than lt would have brought at |
public-vendue. Some paid it was
moro Susan's doing ?han John's, be^
cause she never could keep a hired
man more than a month, and she was j
bound to have help of some kind. j
Whatever it was. they maided, and;
John 1 ..d a homo to live in and some
body to look aft^r him, and Susan
had a man around permanently. They
got along about as well as a good
many do, and John certainly earned
his board and keep, though Susan
said if she ever married again she
wouldn't marry anybody as careless
ai; John Polkinhorn was.
One day after Ave years of it John
hung himself In the attic; where
Susan uso to dry the wash on rainy
days, and a c: nenter, who went up
to the reef ro do some repairs that
John couldn't do. found him there.
He told SUB?:a, and Susan hurried up
to see about it, and sure enough, the
carpenter was ri; ht. She stood look
ing at her lalo husband for about a
minute-kin': "of dazed, thc carpenter
thought-and then she spoke.
"Well. I declare!" she exclaimed.
"If he hasn't used my new clothesline,
and the old one would have done
every bit as well! But, of course,
that's just like John Polkinhorn."-I
She Tock thc Offer.
She wps a girl of about nineteen,
and the book she carried under her j
?rm as she entered the second-hand
book store was plainly marked a Jol- j
lar and a half.
"Fifteen cents." replied the dealer!
as h? held ir. in his hand.
"Mercy on me!" she exclaimed.
"What's the matter?"
"TYM. book co.-t ?1.50."
"The hero kills thc gin he loves."
"And you only offer 15 cents?"
"That's all. You see. the author
has brought out another bool; in
which he not only kills the girl he
loves, but her whole family and tho
hired girl and two policemen besides." i
"Oh. I ser.." replied the maiden.
"And it will be 20 cents if you goti
thar and read it and want to bring
"Oh. that's it? Well, I'll take tho
fifteen for this now and bring in the
other next week. Edward is very,
very, very good about buying me the
new books as fast as I give him their
titles. One murder, 15 cents; five or
six murders, 20 cents. I'll drop him
State of South Carolina-County
. Edgefield-lu Court of Common
Alice Hancock, plaintiff, against
.Marion Hancock, Thomas Hancock,
Fannie Hancock, Alice Hancock,
Walter Hancock, Arthur Hancock,
.1 ulia Z. Hancock and Estelle Han
Pursuant lo the decree in this
cause, I will offer for sale at public
outcry to the highest bidder, in
front of the Court House, in the
town of Edgefield, county and State j
above mentioned, on sales cla.v in
March 11)13, the same being the 3rd
day of said rn?, nth between the leg
al hours of sale the following de-,
scribed realty to wit:
All and singular that tiaet of
land containing one hundred and
tilly eight (.'58) acres more or less,
situate in the county of Edgefield.
State of South Carolina, and bi and
ed by the lands of Mr. Luther W.
Reese, Mrs. S. F. Holder, Mr. J.
W. Hudson and Mrs. Estelle Scott.
Terms of sale cash. Purchaser
to pay for papers.
Feb. 5, li? 13.
S. M. Smith,
Master E. C./s. C.
Notice, Trustees!! ?r d Tcr.cr f is
'l ne CM k of euell district board
of trustees is requested to write m
in.-?, the words 'Final claim*' on
margin of duplicate pay warrants
w ! i e 11 it is presented alel?se of an\
school, white or colored. Teacher.
will lake notice that their final
danns will not be approved un lei*
accompanied by a correct annual re
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Ed.
Make the Old Suit
Wc are belter prepared
than ever to do first-class
work in cleaning ami 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.
If not interested. Eut you aie obi
c-y is to be ??ved ;n thc pcrcharc tji
self and livestock. Wc a?c now in <
2nd Cumming street?, two blocks ff
where we have th' mo;.t modern w,
space of 24,SOO squa.e feet and it ii
and ieeJs from ce ?ar to roo:. Oa
dated. Our expenses arc at least \
Mouing our store 2t 863 Broad sir
from car:; to warehc. se, wc are in ;
prices. If you really want thewor
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F>:R OEESSioisr AL
DR. J- S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFflCE.
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
i-, CO KLEY, Surgeon
at Trenton on Wednesdays.
Crown and Bridge werk a
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C.
OFFICE OVER JOHNSTON DRUG CO.
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Miss Lillie Gibson, nf Chrise
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liged to tic interested where mon
: i ccesj ities ot life boiii i->r your
r.:r warehouse, corner of Fenwick
an ?he Union Passenger Station
?uehouse in Augusta wi'h Soor
i literally packed with Groceries
r ituck must tc seen to be apple
450.00 a month les? since discon
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White Boys and Girls from 12 to 25
years old ?o learn to spin and weave
in Bagging Mill;will start pay at from
Per week while learning. After
learning can earn from
Mill runs 57 hours per week, 1-2 day
holiday Saturday. Families having
3 or more boys or girls to work can
get new houses, with bath, electric
lights and, and water, and all mod
em conveniences at very reasonable
rent within 5 minutes walk of mill.
If interested fill in coupon below
and mail to us.
gl How many in family wantina: work.
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CHARLESTON, S. C.
We Biandle Soul her? States
P. & F. A. D. Bone
Augusta High Grade, Acid o? all Grades.
These goods are now in the ware
house ready for delivery.
Josees A?n? 3???o
Broad St ! A. J. Renkl ! " ?a." I
rses AIM! fifeie?
Our st^ck of silverware, decorated china, cut
glass, gold, silvery jewelry, diamonds, watches
and silver novelties was never larger.
DESIGNS ARE NEW
Everything is from the leading and most relia
ble manufacturers in the country.
Let us supple Nour need - We have never
been botter equipped in every department* and
what is bes: ou? prices are very reasonable; Sat
isfaction guaranteed, Will be a pleasure to sh<>ri
voli thron"h cm stock.
I am now located at Sdgefield
in the western part of town at
the place of Mrs, Emma Marsh
and will have on hand mules and
horses for sale or exchange.