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By CAMPBELL B. CASAD.
After an absence of four weeks I
'was again at Betty's side. For a mo
(ment I stood in her cosy little sitting
(room, admiring her.
"By Jove! Betty," I cried, I was
i thinking that we might collaborate OD
ia play. A regular romantic drama."
"What'B the first act to ber' she
'. "Let me Bee. Oh, yes, the scene is
tat the seashore, say Atlantic City."
Betty looked snspiciously at ma
"How very peculiar!" she mar
[mared, "that ls where we first met_
[But go on."
"The heroine of our play," I began,
tas If reading from a written descrtp
jtlon, "ls a beautiful, young girl with
jhair of spun gold, eyes of azure blue,
?and teeth of pearly whiteness."
"She must be a peach." quoth Betty.
u1 should like to see her."
"Then kindly step this way," I an
fnotmced in formal tones as I took her
farm and gravely led her before a large
i plate-glass mirror at one end of the
; room. There I stopped and ceremon
"Madam, behold the divinity of oar
"Mr. Winton, you are a Billy goose,"
>ehe assured me. Now for the hero."
"Well, let's see; the hero meets her
ion the beach, gains an introduction
i through a mutual friend and every
thing seems smooth sailing. But, alas!
ihe finds out on better acquaintance
ithat she is a heartless coquette-"
, "Slr!" This time Betty is vexed,
i "In the play," I calmly continue.
"The climax of the act comes when
?she leaves for New York In an auto
mobile accompanied by the hero's
"Now, Harry, I protest-he was not
the hero's rival." the adorable protests
1 "Bot this is tn the play," I again
"Well, I don't like lt even In the
"All right, HI let you try your hand
ion the next act" I concede.
"Where does lt take place?" she
"In the auto that has broken down
?half way to New York."
"Really, Harry, on second thought
fl believe that you had betted write
?this act. You have such a vivid im
agination, yon know."
"Do you think so?** I ask. "Well,
-thea, how's this? As the machine ls
! hopelessly out of order, to avoid a
i scan dal he suggests that they hunt up
ia minister and get married-"
"Which suggestion she emphatically
(declines to agree to," Betty breaks in.
"Why?" I query with assumed inno
"The reason is made known in the
[last act" she replies with irritating
?evasiveness, '.'but to continue. While
?they are plunged la despair a life-sav
ing countryman, seated in a rickety
?farm wagon makes his appearance
-and takes them in tow. In this man
,ner they reach the city and the act
closes. The last act ls the strong
"The action takes place in the he
!rolne's home and the setting is idea
.tical with these rooms. The hero af
ter a month's absence has called on
lier for the first time. He is very
j moody and as the conversation is. far
; from animated, suggests that they
i write a play-"
At this moment the doorbell rings
fand the maid enters. Sho announces:
"Mr. and Mrs. Philip Armstrong."
At this announcement I start in sur
prise, then angrily cry:
"What that chap calling on you?
I And ne married, too. The nerve of
"Why, yes, he was even married
rwhen we took our automobile ride to
Igether," Betty laughs; "that was one
treason that we couldn't marry after
"One reason? Then, what pray,
?was the other?"
"He was already my brother-in
"Gee whiz! what a chump I am," I
"I think so, too," the unfeeling girl
"Can you ever forgive a siUy-niUy
"If you coax hard enough, maybe,"
"Then suppose you let me into this
framfly affair," I suggest
"What do you mean?"
"Suppose you give me the right to
?call him brother-in-law as well as
1 "Do you think that you deserve it?"
"Well, that's the way all good plays
.should end," I explain.
'Then for the sake of our play, I
consent," and Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong
.entering at this moment surprise two
very red-faced youngsters fondly em
(Copyright, by Dally Story Pub. Co.)
Old City Found.
Surprising discoveries have been
made in the effort to excavate the
vast baths of Caracalla at Rome, that
have lain hidden under 200.000 cubic
.meters of earth. Ia this latest ex
cavation it has been found that un
derneath the baths proper was a
subterranean city, consisting of over
4,000 yards of vast galleries used by
the slaves and attendants and for
marvelous hydraulic, heating and ven
tyating systems. The drainage ls de
scribed as splendid, and but for the
rise In the lovel ot the river Tiber,
which makes it Impossible somolently
Bo slope the pipes, Uaoae drains could
REFORMING OF TAMMAS
By ALBERT LOUIS WOOD.
Among the fourscore and odd men
who worked under me when I was pit
boss in the Black Diamond mine, as
far as I can remember, Tammas Sar
gent was the only total abstainer.
One afternoon a prematurely fired
shot projected a ton of coal, more or
lees, in Tammas' direction, distribut
ing it somewhat impartially over vari
ous portions of his anatomy. As was
my custom when any of the men was
hurt, I made it a point to drop in on
him for a few minutes every day.
"The doctor says," ho volunteered
to me on one such occasion, "that ma
pure blood an' guid habits be better
than his physic That'B wm' o' the
"The 'dummy,' Tammas, and what
may that be?' I queried.
"I've never told a soul. But I'll gie
it to you in confidence. It's the story
of ma reformation. Time was when
I drank with the best or, mayhap, the
worst o' them.
"Them days David Stephens and me
was fast cronies. One night I had na
been feelin' weel the day, David comes
to me, as usual, to go to the tavern
for a few drams. 'Come to the tavern,
David says. 'Perhaps, as you're not
feelin' ower weel, a bit o' brandy
would be better than ordin?r" speerit,
Tammas.' So I ca'd for the brandy
an' feelin' some better after the first
one, I kept a callin'. Now, bein' sick
like at the start, and the brandy bein'
strong and unqualified, it soon went
to ma heid. By an' by David said
summat not to my Ukin', an' I took ex
ceptions to it. To mak' a long Btory
?short, we soon parted in anger.
"I declare I never felt so strange
afore nor since as I did when I got
the air that night. The sense of direc
tion left me an' I lost ma way in a
place I could ba' mapped ont In my
sleep. I walked and walked till I was
fair knocked up. O, it waa a peetiful
At last my pins gied out beneath
me. I sunk down in a stupor. It must
'a' been two o'clock when I awoke,
awoke, doused wi* dew, stiff an' cauld.
My senses were still befuddled, but
not so bad as before. I was lyin' in a
ravine near where Hallen's street
sewer empties Into Williams' creek.
"My first 'edin's was of anger with
myself and David. With myself for
bein' such a beast, an' with David for
ower persuadin' me to drink with 'im.
"As I rubbed ma eyes, tryin' to get
the cobwebs out o' them, I caught
sight o' some one lyin' on the groon
near by. Lookln' close, I 6aw 'twas
David. 'Here,' says I, 'be you followln'
me, mon?' There was no answer.
'Haud up yer heid an' be ceevil, else
I'll baste tba snoot, mon,' I said. Still
no answer. TU mak' thee talk,' I
yelled, an' just then ma han' touched
a bit stone. In my anger I heaved
lt at 'im and lt struck fuU on his held.
"There was still no soun' from Da
vid. I rose up and staggered over
to 'm. I put my 'and on 'im. David
was cold as deith.
"That seemed to sober me. Ma heid
ajeared up. The 'orrible truth came
to me. I 'ad murdered ma best friend
in cold blood. I could na bide the
place, but turned an' ran as fast as I
could toward whoam. Once there, I
went to ma room and fell on the bed.
"When daylight come. I thought ev
ery footstep was the constable comin'
to 'ale to jail. On a sudden there was
a knock on the door an' David en
"I was never a believer in ghosts,
but at that moment my views changed.
AU the buried superstitions o' my an
cestors was resurrected. 'David,' I
gasped, ' 'ow came you 'ere?*
"David took ma 'and. I shuddered.
But twas with relief to find it warm
an' *uman, instead o' clammy an'
ghostlike. 'Forgi'e me, auld mon,' he
said, 'I was In the wrong last night'
" 'Thank God, you're alive, David,'
says I, 'I might 'a' killed you in the
" 'No fear you'd hurt a friend, drunk
or sober,' he 6ayB.
"'But did na the stone hurt you.
David?* I speired.
"He looked at me dumfounded an'
edged away. 'Tammas, you're sick an*
out o' your head. I'll get a doctor,' he
" 'Na, na, none o' thaL' says L
" 'Tammas,' he says again, ' twas an
ill trick I had played on me last night.
You'll min' it was 'Allow E'en. I left
ma door unlocked an' the boys got
Into my room, took ma best rig, hat,
shoon an' all, then got a dummy from
Myers' store an' rigged it out in all
ma finery. Then they paraded through
toon wi' Meester Stephens, as they
ca'd it. They left a note sayln' I
would get ma duds by callin' at the
back door o' the Hallen street sewer.
Com'1, Tammas, an' ha' a drink or so.'
" 'Na, na, David,' says I, 'I'm
through drinkin'.' An' I was."
(Copyright, by Daily Story Pub. Co.)
Si'-iple Rules for Long Life.
Wlie:: a man of ninety-seven talks
on hea! \, we listen, and especially if
his nan? . is Smith. The oldest living
graduate >f Yale, August Smith, says:
"Get to bed early every night. Take
your meals regularly. Eat only plain
and wdi'-oooked foods. Don't gad
around ail over creation attending
balls and parties and things."
Add to this the advice of a noted
neurologist who says: "Don't harbor
a grouch. Don't Uve In the paBt
Don't play *;he martyr, but Instead,
play ball, get busy and saw wood."
Before the average man reaches the
age of twenty-five he has either made
a fool of himself or has employed
30?ne woman to do lt tor him.
MIGHT SERVE AS A MODEL
Beautiful Rural Home, Properly Laid
Out and Kept Up, Nearly Ap
proached the Ideal.
A short time ago the writer rode
past a rural home that certainly
should satisfy any earthly being for a
place of residence.
A hundred feet highway frontage
had been reserved in the middle of an
orchard of 20 acres about square. The
house stood about one hundred feet
back, the whole plat was inclosed by
a neat wire-mesh fence covered with
roses and various climbers. A few
clumps of shrubs were arranged just
inside the gateway along front and
side fence and about the foundations
of the house. Very few trees were in
the foreground and these few were
kept out of the lawn center, but on
either side of the house yet not close
to the building were flanked quite a
number, thinly planted in front but
more thickly about rear of house so
one could not look beyond a point op
posite the rear corner of the house. In
the front was a blue grass lawn, fair
ly well kept and occasionally mowed,
though quite long at the time of obser
vation. The lawn did not look as
though lt had teen "barbered" for a
month nor as though lt proved a prob
lem to keep it up except with great
labor. Two or three vines lightly
draped the house, a few flowers were
to be seen in ail parts and in some
spots a bright mass spoke of flowering
annuals or perennials. All was neat
and clean yet did not look as though
raked and swept every day or eren
every week. The whole place harmon
ized with the spirit of nature and
rurality, where every prospect pleases
and not even man is vile. The home
and all surrounding looked so suffl
cient, so satifying, so rural, without a
suggestion of the artiflcialty found In
cities or suburban districts, that it
called vividly to mind the happy pas
toral scenes of old suggested by Gold
"A time there was, ere England's
When every rood of ground main
tained its man."
It costs but little to so arrange the
home grounds, its upkeep calls for but
little of time or money, yet euch homes
are the country's strongest asset,
speaking volumes for the prosperity
and happiness of the rural residents.
INFLUENCE OF HOUSE PLANTS]
Their Positive Value Extends Not
Only to Those In the Home, But
to the Passerby.
The cultivation of house plants has
a refining and quieting influence on
families where they are grown; they
adorn the house as nothing else can,
and give to the cheapest furniture an
air of elegance which no other orna
ment can impart. And the influence
of flowers is not confined to the house
or household where they are culti
vated; they are a most graceful form
of charity to the poor passerby who
has no means of gratifying hiB taste
for the beautiful. To him. blooming
flowers, surrounded by their leaves of
different shapes and shades, even
when only seen at a distance, through
a window, give a positive pleasure
which those more accustomed to such
gratifications can scarcely appreciate.
It ls impossible to overestimate the
effect of youthful association and daily
companionship with such exquisite
shape and coloring, which foster tn the
minds of children a taste for simple
and natural forms of amusement and
Growing Trees From Top Down.
A foreign railway company has
solved the plan of getting good shade
trees in a short time, though they may
be small. These trees are so ar
ranged that after two years' time they
will give as much shade as trees ia
the ordinary way of setting out would
give that are fifteen or twenty years
old. The company gets a small elm
tree, preferably digging this, roots
and all. from the ground. The tree
then ls Bet, the top part being set
Lalo the ground and the roots are left
In the air. The tree then grows, forms
roots on which originally was the top
of the tree, and the original roots that
now take the place of the branches
begin to leaf out and form a complete
foliage very quickly. Beautiful speci
mens of Buch Inverted trees are to be
seen by the fountains in Kensington
"If you want to have beautiful
roses in your garden, you most have
beautiful roses in your heartB," con
cluded a speaker in some memorial
remarks on the late Dean Hole, who
had achieved an international repu
tation as a lover and promoter of
roses. The remark touches on the
true secret of success in gardens;
there must be a very deep, real and
penetrating affection for plants or the
fullest succeeB' will not be obtained
with them. And this affection must
be clean and honest or the result will
still fall short of full measure. The
true garden spirit lies In the heart;
and the inward beauty ls nourished
and enlarged by the nature beaatjr
Programme Woman's Missiona
ry Union, Edgefield Associ
ation, Antioch, August
1st Session,, Tuesday morning.
10 a. m. Intercessory Service, Mrs.
M. D. Jeffries.
Words of Welcome, Mrs. Mary
Response, Mrs. F. P. Rush.
Roster of Woman's Missionary So
cieties with reports.
Annual Address of Superintendent,!
Mrs. J. L. M i ms.
Presentation of Missionaries and]
Distribution of apportionment cards j
with discussion on.
What is dor e with the money con
tributed to Bible fund of S. S.
Board, Mri. J. 0. Marshall.
For what, ia our Home Mission con
tribution used, Mrs. W. E. Lott.
Our part on Foreign Missions for
next year, Miss Jennie Pattison.
The importance of raising appor
Some plan for raising apportion
Report of standing committee on
literature, Mrs. Fannie Grims.
Recommendations of State Execu
tive Board, Mrs. J. W. Peak.
Standard of Excellence. Is it attain
able and how? Miss Josie Shep
Noonday quiet hour with the Bible
conducted by Mrs. Talbert.
Greetings from missionaries aad
Election of nominating committee.
Appointment of committee on time
and place, and resolutions.
Second Session, Tuesday afternoon.
Young Woman's Auxiliary Hour.
Devotions, Miss Mabelle Strom.
Report of Superintendent with fi
The beauty imparted by the Mis
sionary Spirit, Miss Royal Peak.
God's share of their salary or spend
ing money. Miss Snow Jeffries.
Report of Standing Committee on
Training School, Miss Helen Sal
Recommendations of State Execu
tive Board, Miss Helen Tillman.
Noondav quiet hour led by Miss
Learning Love's Lesson or Personal
Service, Mrs. J. R. Fizer, Cor.
Sec. W. M. U.
3rd session, 10 o'clock.
The Bible as our ?guide, by Mrs.
Carrie Burkbalter Freeman.
Minutes of afternoon session.
Address, Mrs. W. W. Lawton,
missionary to China.
Recommend itions of executive
FOR THIS E
By this systen
showing how mi
with what degre
The book will sh
the credit sta
man, who trades
rating the poor r
secure a higher i
NOW IS T
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committe of association,.
Report of nominating committee.
Election of officers.
Report of committee on time and
Y. P. S. hour.
Ila. m. reports from Sunbeam
bands and R. A. chapters.
Report of superintendent, Mrs.
M. N. Tillman.
Discussion-What should be the
leader's aim? Mrs. J. T. Little
Missionary memory book.
Sunbeam flag parties.
Whnie does the Sunbeam money
go? Miss Ruby Watson.
How does South Carolina's Sun
beams stand in W. M. U. of S. B.
Cf Guida Pattison.
Paper. Mrs. W. S. Middleton.
R. A. Armor, Miss May Roper.
Sunbeam play, "Mootber Goose
and her band as mission workers,'
by Antioch Sunbeams in charge of
Mrs. Prescott Lyon and Mrs.
Louise Lyon Smith.
Jubilate service, open meeting.
Processional of societies march
ing with banners singing Jubilate
100th Psalm repeated in concert.
The Woman's Hymn.
Sketch of Adoniram ?nd Ann
Hasseltine Judson, Miss Hortensia
Hymn, "How firm a foundation"
Twenty-five years of organized
wot k of Woman's Missionary Un
ion, Mrs. J. R. Fizer.
Reading, "Sing, ye women of the
Southland," Miss Florence Peak.
History of W. M. U. of Edge
field association, Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Jubilate hymn, Mrs. Royal Shan
Our pagan fields- -Rev. W. W.
Lawton, Chon'gchow, China.
Children of Light, by Y. W. A.
with representatives in costume
from different nations.
Hymn. "The morning light is
The Woman's Hyam.
Come women, wide proclaim
Life through your Saviour slain;
Christ, God's effulgence bright,
Christ, who arose in might,
Christ, who crowns you with light,
Praise and adore.
Come, clasping children's hands,
Sisters from many lands,
Teach to adore,
For the sin-sick'and worn,
The weak and over-borne,
e Representatives of '
jiging for the Publics
USTRICT AS A BASIS
i each individual is
iny places they sei
e of promptness thc
ow, riot the financi;
liding, of everyb<
; on time, and as it
nan who pays his bi
rating than the m;
'HE TIME TO
ITJNT AND ?
I AU who in darkness mourn,
Pray, work, yet more.
Work with your courage high,
Sing of the daybreak nigh,
Your love outpour,
Stars shall your brow adorn,
Your heart leap with the morn,
And by His love up-borne,
Hope and adore.
Then when the garnered field
Shall to our Master yield,
A bounteous store,
Christ, hope of all the meek,
Christ, whom all earth shall seek,
Christ, your reward shall speak,
-Fannie E. 3. Heck.
Raleigh, North Carolina.
No better buggy made than the
Brookway. Have you ever used
one? Let us show you our stock.
Wilson & Cantelou.
The late models that are out in
the American lady corsets to fit all
figures, Rives Bros has and sells
When you want a good buggy
try a Tyson & Jones. They have
stood the test of Edgefield roads
Wilson <fc Cantelou.
A beautiful assortment of mat
ting art squares. They are cheap
er and more appropriate for the
summer season than the heavy
wool art squares. Buy one for
your front hall and you will not
Ramsey & Jones.
We can supply you with roof
paint, a good quality, in red and
black at 50 and 75 cents per gallon.
Just as good quality as that which
Penn & Holstein.
A lot of odds and ends in summer
goods that can be found at Rives
Bros at a price-Adv.
A fuFl supply of mineral water
always on hand. Can furnish either
Harris or Glenu Springs water.
Penn & Holstein.
A large assortment of Iron and
Enameled beds just received. Pret
tier than any we have ever had be
Ramsey & Jones.
For a complete line of spring and
summer goods call on
For farm wagons there is noth
ing better made in this country
than the celebrated Studebaker
wagons. Ask the man who uses
one what his opinion is. Use a
Studebaker once and you will always
use them. .
Wilson <fc Cantelou.
ition of a
J OF CREDIT
placed on record
?ure credit and
>y pay their bills.
? standing, but
)dy, man or wo
is not a financial
ills promptly will
ui of means who