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D0CT0R1N6 OF DOLLY
By MAUDE J. PERKINS.
"I have almost danced the soles oft
my slippers," said Dolly, looking down
at the bits of white satin glittering
with fragile jeweled clasps.
"You don't seem to consider that
yod are wearing yourself out at the
same time. You can get other slip
pers, but it will be an entirely differ
ent matter to get health if you once
lose what you have."
"Don't preach. Phil! Forget i*or a
little while that you are a doctor. You
want me to keep what you call my
beauty. simply because you like to
look at pretty faces."
The young surgeon smiled. "Put lt
any way you like. I want you to be
well and strong."
"Why?" asked Dolly daringly. "It
seems to me it would be to your ad
vantage to have me ill for a long time.
Of course you know that I would be
"I don't need patients. I have more
work now than I can do."
"Then I suppose I am to under
stand. Phil," Dolly said coldly, "that
even if I am ill, you don't care for
my case. Ill try to remember and
warn mother not to call you."
. "Why, Dolly, you know better than
"Is this your dance, Mr. Stafford?"
Dolly rose to meet the tall young
man who had come up to them where
they sat in a little alcove screened
with palms and tropical things.
"See you at supper! Remember!"
Phil called as she glided away across
the smooth floor.
"Perhaps," she answered evasively
over the tall young man's shoulder.
Phil stood watching her until she
was lost in the maze of dancers.
Somebody slapped him on the back.
He turned to face Jim Cowan's laugh
ing eyes. Jim was one of the older
men of the crowd, a pleasure loving
bachelor whose millions had made
him the target for designing mothers
for many seasons.
"Don't singe your wings about that
bright particular candle any more,
my good looking moth," he drawled in
his indolent way, "for she is sched
uled to light up my gloomy establish
ment. Pretty, isn't she?"
"All the girls look pretty tonight,"
answered Phil, feigning ignorance.
"Just which one are you honoring by
"What a question! Dolly Carroll is
the most beautiful woman on the floor,
absolutely flawless like a perfect
"You are enthusiastic. Congratula
tions If they are In order," said Phil,
his hand extended cordially.
For all his assumed indifference,
Phil had been profoundly stirred.
Dolly-Jim Cowan's wife! Alone, he
paced a deserted room, his cigar held
Idly in his fingers. He had so little
to offer her and she had so much that
he had not dared ask her to go with
him out to that far country lying be
yond the commercialism of the mar
ket places where women exchanged
their hearts for gold. Love he had in
abundance and youth and strength,
but what were they, pitted against
millions of dollars?
"Dr. Brandon?" A servant in the
doorway spoke to him.
"Yes. What Is lt?"
"There has been an accident, sir.
They want you. Miss Carroll is hurt."
"Where is she?"
"In the ballroom, sir."
"Get my medicine.bag in car 15429,"
The women grouped about the limp
little figure in white drew back when
the young surgeon bent over and
picked Dolly up in his arms.
"Clear out one of the dressing
rooms," he said quietly to the agitated
hostess. "I want to examine here."
Dolly was only stunned and pres
ently opened her eyes very wide like
a child who wakes in a strange room.
"What's the matter? Oh, my shoul
"You'll be all right in a day or two."
Phil held a glass of water to her lips.
"The balcony gave way in the ball
room and one of the props fell, strik
ing your shoulder. No bones broken,
though. I've sent for your wraps to
take you home. You'll want Jim
Cowan, won't you?"
Phil's face was very white and set
Dolly looked at him curiously. "Why
tn the world would I want Mr. Cowan
now?" she asked.
"If you are to marry him he has a
right to go with UB."
"Marry him? Something must have
?truck you the wrong way, too, PhiL
What do you mean by his right to go
with us?" 9
"I understand that you are prom
ised to him."
Dolly made a wry face. "Take me
borne, Phil. Mr. Cowan has been teas
ing me about you, too."
Once in the big limousine, Dolly
Tound it very comfortable to drop her
head on Phil's shoulder and to feel
his arm protectJngly around her.
"You-you just had to take care of
me tonight, didn't you, Phil?" she
questioned, woman like and woman
He was quiet for so long that she
ventured another question.
"What are you thinking about.
"I was just thinking," he began,
barning his eyes resolutely from the
fair young face BO near his own to
look out at the snow falling softly
through the night "I was just think
ing," he repeated, "how wonderful it
would be to have the right to toko
care of you always, Dolly."
A little hand slipped out of the vel
vet and laces and touching his face
lightly turned it back to her own,
"Do you love me?"
(Conducted by the Woman'? Christian
ALCOHOL TO REMEDY DISEASE
Medical Men No Longer Place Sam?
Dependence on Liquor to Cure
Does Not Bring Health.
A great chan: 3 has taken place the
past few years in the minds of med
ical men regarding the value of alco
hol as a remedy In disease. In the
hospitals of the United States its use
has been diminished one-half to two
thirds the past ten years. Some hos
pitals have abandoned its use alto
gether. Medical men no longer place
the same dependence on alcohol as a
remedy In sickness; some have en
tirely dropped lt from their list of
What has brought about thia change?
Scientific experiments and studies
have demonstrated that alcohol do^s
not do what was claimed for it. It
does not bring health to the sick man.
It produces a feeling of health in sick
ness for the same reason that lt
causes a feeling of wealth in poverty.
It produces mental paralysis, or a
state of partial unconsciousness. For
this reason the poor mau, although
poorer, is less conscious of his pov
erty, and the sick man, even though
seriously HI, ls less conscious of his
condition. Alcohol tears down the
danger signals nature wisely erects
along the pathway of transgression.
Alcohol Is not merely a narcotic poi
son, a deadener, It ls also an irritant,
and as such does injury to every tis
sue with which lt ls brought in con
tact. Under Its narcotic influence the
Injury resulting from the Irritation is
not appreciated. For instance, alcohol
ls taken to relieve in dyspepsia the un
pleasant symptoms associated with an
Irritable stomach. While it paralyzes
the nerve terminals of the stomach,
and thus affords relief from the local
symptoms, it increases the irritation,
or aggravates the condition which ts
responsible for the unwelcome symp
toms. Naturally, when the narcotic
effect has worn off the abused and
much injured organ cries out louder
than before, and another dose Is again
demanded to afford relief. In this
manner the desire for alcohol ls often
created and maintained. The person
is under the delusion that he ls im
proving, while the local condition is
constantly becoming moro serious.-?
D. H. Kress. M. D.
ENEMY OF THE TAX PAYERS
Large Proportion of Crimes Conceived
in Saloons and Committed by
The statement of Prof. John A.
Nicholls as to the condition that ex
ists in every tax-paying community
ought to be posted In large letters
over the door of the tax office, and
printed in red ink on every tax re
ceipt: "The liquor traffic ls the di
rect enemy of the tax-payer of the
land. Is lt common sense to license
a man to sell liquor and then lock up
another man for buying lt, and after
wards tax the people to take care of
him?" ;. has been made so clear by
many competent authorities that a
large proportion of crimes are not
only conceived and plotted In the sa
loons, but are committed under the
Influence of drink, that every tax-pay
er and every voter should be able to
9ee the direct relation between his
use of the ballot and the amount of
his taxes. If he will persist In com
plicating the social and economic
problem by roting for the legalized
liquor traffic, he must take the con
sequences In the payment of high
taxeB for the support of those insti
tutions which the drink evil makes
Bad for Bo iv: 3.
Dr. Lane of London, one of the lead
ing experts in the treatment of bones,
has made it possible to hold frag
ments of broken bones together with
metal platea which are attached by
means of screwB. He has observed
that in the case of persons accus
tomed to use alcohol the bone tissues
are BO soft and friable that the screws
do not hold well. As he said to a rep
resentative of Good Health, "A drunk
ard's bones are rotten; they are not
good for anything. Whatever alcohol
may be good for, it certainly is bad
Religion is the Incentive in human
life that compelled man to achieve
all these things; the fire that burned
in his inner life and wou'd not let him
remain content with his animal cond' .
tion, but made him ever climb aud
struggle and aspire to something
nobler.-Rev. E. S. Hodgln, Unitarian.
Dictum of a Grand Jury.
This grand Jury is greatly impress
ed with the fact that the saloon re
mains, as it always has been, a dead
ly corrupting Influence on our youth;
a mighty hindrance to happy develop
ment ot the industrial classes; a
blight on the orospects of the youth
and of the loisure classes; a center of
vice and corrupting influence in poli
tics; and produces a paralyzing effect
upon the administration of law.-From
the Report of Grand Jury of Hennepln
County, Minnesota, at Minneapolio,
April 27, IBU.
The Disraelis were visiting Strath
Seldsaye in the time of the old dukr
of Wellington. Going up to the be?]
room. Disraeli found bis wife and her
maid moving the bed from one side of
the room to the other. When he in
quired the reason, his wife said:
.'Well, my dear, the duke sleeps on the
other side of the wall, and if I He
against it I can boast that I have
slept between the two greatest men in
England."-San Francisco Argonaut
An umbrella made thief-proof by
being locked in such a manner that
it cannot be opened has been invent
ed by a London cloak-room attendant,
the locking device consists of a metal
collar, one end of which may be
Blipped down over the rib-tips, and
is securely locked to them by revolv
ing the three metal rings. These
rings bear the letters and numerals
of the secret combination.
The best kind of exercise ls the
kind that makes you forget you are
exercising-in other words, play, says
a physician. It's a good scheme to
have some more or lees strenuous
game for a hobby-golf or bowling or
tennis or archery-anything that ap
peals to you and affords exercise with
interest. But this is not saying that
systematic exercise is not a good
"Murder" Among Animals.
Murder is not unoommon among
animals, "murder" In thiB sense being
applied to that kind of killing that has
nothing to do with the struggle for
existence, but which arises from mal
ice, pure and simple, or from down
right passion. Storks, it seems, fre
quently kill members of the flock
which, at the time of migration, eith
er refuse to follow them or are un
able to do so.
English People Long-Lived.
Within a stone's throw of each oth
er at Stonham Parva, Suffolk, Eng
land, live 28 persons whose ages ag
gregate 2.121 years. One ia nfhety,
two eighty-two, one eighty-one, four
eighty, one seventy-eight, one seventy
six, three seventy-five, four seventy
four, six seventy-three, three seventy
two, one sixty-nine, and one sixty
Give Good Cheer.
There is contagion in a Bweet and
beautiful character, for health ls con
tagious as well as disease. We are all
the time giving to others either whole
some or unwholesome moods-poison
ing their atmosphere v/lth doubt and
suspicion or clearing it with helpful
ness and good cheer.-Phillips Brooks.
Angels on a Needle's Point.
This was a favorite topic of debate
among the scholiasts and doctors of
the Christian church from the earliest
time. It was particularly to the fore
during the period of futile and quib
bling argument which marked the
decline of scholasticism, say from 1300
to 1450 A. D.
Lord Nelson said: "I owe all my
Bucceas In life to having been a quar
ter of an hour before my time." "Punc
tuality is the politenes of kings, the
duty of gentlemen, the neceslty of
business men."-Orison Swett Mar
"What kind of a man ls Squire Sim
mons, anyway?" "Well, 111 tell ye.
You've seen them snowstorms along
airly In the winter, when there's a
good deal of wind, but not much sleigh
ing? That's the sort he ls."-Judge.
All Needed in the World.
The affection of old age is one of
the greatest consolations of humanity.
I have often thought what a melan
choly world this would be without chil
dren, and what an Inhuman world with
out the aged.-Coleridge.
Question of Economy.
He-"We must economize. Suppose,
darling, that you try your hand at
making your own clothes ?" She
"Oh, George, dear, I could never do
that Suppose I begin by trying to
A complainant at the Highgate
(Eng.) police court described the call
of a milkman as "Something between
the scream of hyena and the falsetto
voice of a donkey."
Little girl from the city, seeing
.freckled country child for the first
time-"Oh. mamma, come quick and
look at this little boy! He's all rust
Wiping Out Grease Stains.
For grease stains on fast colors,
benzine can be used. For dry paint
stains, rub with equal parts of turpen
tine and alcohol.
There's a country editor not a thou
sand miles from here who, when he
gets shy on copy, runs in a couple of
columns of "Lucile."
True View of Life.
I am more and more Impressed with
toa doty of Hading aapplnesfc-<3oorg?
M ABRUPT PROPOSAL
By MARY D. ARNOTT.
Honeymoon House was aglow with
pink candle light and the warmth of
friendship. Laughter mingled with the
clink of punch cups as the twelve
guests arose to toast their genial hos
tess, and to wish her bon voyage on
her prospective trip to the continent.
There was a. tremor in her voice as
Mrs. Thomas responded to the kindly
wishes of her guests. Honeymoon
House had in turn harbored four of
the couples during the embarkation
onto the sea of matrimony. Being
childless herself Mrs. Smith took es
pecial interest in young people who
were making their own way in life.
James Sutcliffe arose. "To the next
couple who occupy Honeymoon
House!" he said.
There was a hearty response and a
burst of merriment as all eyes cen
tered ou the speaker. Out of the laugh
ter the host's voice arose.
"It's up to you and Reta-you are
the only eligibles for the position,"
he toasted with eyes that embraced a
A blank look came into Reta El
liot's face as she glanced at Mr.
"You know very well, Ted, that
Jimmy Sutcliffe and I are far too busy
in our individual pursuits to entertain
the thought of matrimony." She
smiled half wistfully at big Jim. "You
see, Jim's pleasure and mine, in
Honeymoon House, preceded that of
any of you. An interior decorator and
an architect are apt to look upon the
output of their brains as something
infinitely beautiful Jim and I love
every nook and cranny in this house,
but it ls not a necessity that we mar
ry-in order to enjoy it."
A shadow flitted into the eyes of
"I am sorry, in view of your fond
ness for the place, to tell you that
this may be your farewell visit to
Honeymoon House," she said.
Mrs. Thomas continued without
awaiting the proteats which she knew
were on every lip.
"Yes-it is a fact. The first couple
to marry before my trip abroad is to
have it for a wedding present."
"What?" exclaimed Sutcliffe. "You
are going to give it away?"
Mrs. Thomas nodded.
"For keeps?" questioned Reta.
The hostess nodded more emphati
"Yes. To tell you the truth--I am
a bit tired of journeying into the
mountains every year. I have decid
ed to give it to some of my friends
who will appreciate its beauty, and
who will take good care of it. I know
at least three possible tenants. They
will no doubt all jump at the offer."
An ominous silence fell upon the
group. Honoymoon Hauoo hoir) runm
ories of many happy yesterdays that
were to be no part of the tomorrows.
Unconsciously, Reta and Jim had
sought each other's eyes. A look of
pain drew them into closer under
"Reta and I are responsible for all
its beauty," thought Jim.
"It is ours," thought Reta, and a
tear felt strangely near her lashes,
"Edith Thomas has no right to give
lt away!" She cast ~ resentful glance
at her hostess.
Mrs. Thomas caught the glance and
Its meaning. She laughingly retorted:
"I know what is in your mind, Reta,
but you have as good a chance of win
ning the house as anyone." *
Reta's voice was not altogether
steady as she answered: "That
wouldn't do Jimmy any good, and he
loves the house as much as I do."
The host's voice, half laughing and
half earnest, joined the discussion.
"Under the trying circumstances
why not make this a marriage of con
venience. The house is, fortunately,
of a rambling temperament. Jim
might occupy the east ramble and
Reta the west Also the room intend
ed for a nursery could be converted
Into a second dining-room. That ls,"
he continued in raillery, "providing
you cannot agree to dine together."
"Ted!" admonished Mrs. Thomas.
"Can't you see that you are embar
rassing our guests?"
From ont the merriment Jim's voice
finally found Itself. No one observed
the strained muscles about his mouth
tor the hardness of his tone as he ad
"Well-Reta-how does Ted's iOa
A breathless efieuCQ followed Jim's
abrupt proposal. A stirring of sym
pathy 6wept over the feminine ele
Reta cast an indignant glance at
Jim. Rising swiftly she left the room
without a backward glance.
The host's face fell as he watched
the retreating figure. He turned
apologetically toward Sutcliffe. "I am
afraid we are ID had," he said. "It
is up to you to square us."
But Jim had not heard. Already he
was striding toward the arbor whither
Reta had taken her indignation.
He put his arms about her and
would not let her go for all her fran
"I couldn't propose sentimentally
before all the crowd," he told her
"Oh, yes, he's expert-expert in
the wrong way," said Senator Pome
rene of a corrupt politician. "Such
expertness reminds me of the man
who said: "These girl typewriters are
certainly expert I knew a little
blonde who married her boBS, a sep
tuagenarian millionaire, inside of two
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