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THE BE?G?S'S HANDICAP
Deacon Job Potter entered his kitch
en and seated himself with a deep
'sigh on the bench.
"What's the matter, Job?'* asked
"I'm concarned, Hannah, I'm con
I camed. My sperrit is as ciar is spring
water, but I'm concarned about what
:theae hyar carnal minded people will
"Whats happened?" inquired Mrs
"I was drivin' to hum this afternoon
when who should come up to me but
Mordecai Pratt a drivin' that there
two hundred dollar critter he bought
in York, hitched to his buggy. I had
my old sixty dollar mare to the light
wagon and when she heard that crit
ter behind her she jest gripped the
bit in her teeth and Mordecai wasn't
nowhere 'cept kivered with dust Now,
jail these people will think I was
your supper, Job," said Mrs.
Potter, "no one 'll believe you would
raceafter the way you've talked agin
A ripple of laughter came from the
"Who's in thar%? asked the Deacon
"Why,"' replied Mrs. Potter, color
lng, "Fred Carey walked hum with
Sarah, and he's not gone yet."
The Deacon thumped his fist on the
"I won't have that man a goin' with
Sarah," he snarled, "he's a worldlin'
and sells fpsd to those unreginerate
critters that have race horses at the
"Jedge Grimes says Fred's doin' a
nice business and is goin' to be a rich
man some day," put in Mrs. Potter.
"Who's Jedge Grimes?" retorted the
Deacon, disdainfully, "don't he play
But Mrs. Potter went up stairs be
fore the sins of the judge were fully
After she had gone the Deacon emp
tied his pockets of some old papers,
.throwing them into the stove.
"Mordecai wasn't nowhere," he
chuckled and then looked at a square
piece of cardboard among the papers.
It read as^ follows
"International Turf Club, New York.
Play or Pay.
"I picked this hyar thing up on the
road in front of the house,' muttered
the Deacon; "some carnal idjut been
betting his money and a scorchin'
himself with Hell fire. I'll talk about
this hyar paper at Sunday school,"
;and he replaced it in his pocket
The horses were gathering for the
spring races near the village, and
Fred Carey was doing a large busi
ness with the horsemen. If it, were
:not for the Deacon's savage opposi
tion to his suit for his daughter's hand
;he would have been entirely happy.
The village, being right in the shad
iow of the great race course, naturally,
contained some ungodly souls who
were interested in the sport and a
few evenings later the Deacon, car
rying home a half-soled pair of. boots
from the shoemaker, found them
wrapped in a sporting paper. The
Deacon eyed it with a hostile gleam
.as he unwrapped the boots in the pri
vacy of his kitchen and then his eye
caught an item in the paper:
"Public Interest on the winner of
the Atlantic Handicap now centers on
Saracen. Opening at 100 to 1 in the
winter betting, his odds have dropped
?to five to one with 'wise' money going
.on fast at that."
The Deacon dropped the paper arrd
felt in his pocket. He drew forth the
"A thousand to ten," he murmured,
"and this hyar card belongs to the
one who has it."
When the day of the race dawned
.the Deacon wandered about the house
as a perturbed spirit. The handicap
>was to be run about four o'clock and
by that time the Deacon was slinking
.about tlie entrance to the course in an
agony lest he be recognized and lest
i Saracen should lose. He heard the
.cheers and shouts which heralded the
finish and a cold sweat came out over
him. Men began to come out of the
entrance and seek the cars, but he
dared not ask who had won. Finally,
i ndesperation, he approached a sport
ive looking man and asked Quavering
ly who had won the handicap.
"Why, Saracen," replied the man,
"hands down and the jock looking
back at the other skates."
"ls this your ticket?" asked the
cashier at the Turf club.
"It is," snapped the Deacon.
The man cal-ed to someone in the
office, and in a moment the Deacon
and Fred Carey, two very surprised
men, were staring at each other.
"This man has the ticket you stop
ped," said the cashier.
"I found it in front of my house,"
mui'Liu.ed the Deacon.
"By George!" exclaimed Carey, "I
must have pulled it out of my pocket
when I was going to see your "daugh
ter." As long as you found it, why,
half of it goes to you and the other
half will help to pay for the house
.Sarah and I will live in next month."
(Copyright, by Dally Story Pub. Co.)
Japan Honors Pioneer.
Japan has erected a monument
over the grave of the scientist whe,
nearly two centuries ago. Introduced
the sweet potato into the empire for
Disclosed by the Cards.
"You're sure they are mismated."
"There is no doubt of it. She Is an
expert at bridge and he is a champion
Perkins Sash and Door
High Grade Millwork
Hardwood work a Specialty
Rough and Finishing Work.
Estimates on Request.
Fall Goods Ready
We have madelar^e purchases lor the fall season, and
invite our friends to call to see us. Many of the new goods
li ave arrived and there are others yet on the way.
We have never before been in a better position to serve
our friends than we are this fall. Come in and let us show
you through every department.
J. W. PEAK,
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.
Wholesale and Retail
Tin plate, galvanized corrugated iron shingles, rubber roofing,
etc. Galvanized iron cornice and sheet metal work, skylights, etc.
Stoves, ranges, mantels, tiling, grates, paints, oils, varnishes, etc.
1009 Broad St, AUGUSTA, GA.
50,000acres of improved and unimproved landsat prices that will sell
them. These lands are situated in "Wire-Grass Georgia" the best farm
ing section in the state. *No terracing and no irrigation.
202$ acres, 65 under cultivation, 85 acres fenced, mostly wire, 55
cleared, not broke. Near three churches, good school; on one public
road and nearing another. Good 4-room frame house, two fire plact.8,
good barn and good well. 10 miles to two good marketa. Rents for j
?300 cash per year. Wi!i sell for $ 15 per acre cash.
175 acres, one and one half milos from Lumber City, Ga.; 90 acres
cleared, stumped and under cultivation; extra good 4-room house, two
fire places; good barn; good well also spring on place. 130 pecan trees
three years old and all under good wire fence. For quick sale will take
825 per acre.
These lands have good clay sub-soil and we have a number of others
which we can not describe in this space. If thene no not suit you let us
hear from you and we will give ypu further informatioo. If not as rep
resented will pay your railroad fare.
A. J. Wismer & Co.
Lumber City, Georgia.
MCE OSWINS LEE |
By MARTHA LOWELL. 8
Wing crossed the border in a re
frigerator car and happily had es
caped with noth
ing worse than
frost bitten toes.
The week previ
ous the train'3
c o n s ig nment of
into cold storage,
and of this Wing
Six months saw
our uninvited vis
assist ant in a
dry. Five years,
ed, allowed him to
revisit the tomb of
his ancestors. This
made before meet
ing the "Melican
-i-r Tnat dQy of
i v / j J J memories Wing
J ? I I drove a satisfac
tory bargain, filching a shirt without
notice being taiien thereof. Carrying
his empty basket down the street he
t?gured the gain and was content, and
that same instant he caught the first
glimpse of his destiny.
She was standing behind the plate
glass of a department store. A robe
of azure gauze, price marked $8.95,
swathed her slender form and a polo
nat of violets sat well forward above
her golden "Marcel." Her cheeks
mantled with the blush of maidenhood
were luscious as ripe pomegranates
and her round eyes, which in color
matched the $8.95, grew lashes as long
as a painter's brush.
Wing saw and was conquered. Trail
ing his basket he approached the win
dow, admiration expanding his fea
tures into a grin. Fixed as the pago
das of Nankin he stood before this
daughter of the gods and drank his fill
of her loveliness.
Late that evening he returned to his
laundry. Next afternoon he feigned
sickness and hurried off to State
street, where his idol awaited him.
A week of such devotion and Wing
Bummed up his cash on hand-eight,
nine, ten dollars and 40 cents. He
dressed himself In Sunday clothes,
rolled his pigtail into a tight knot and
set out for the department store,
where she was enslaved.
. "How muchee you want your Meli
can gal?" he asked the floorwalker,
most politely. Strange to say lt took
Borne minutes to convince the ad
I dressed that an insult was not im
plied. Questions followed at length.
Did Wing wish the figure alone, or in
costume, as exhibited. To be sure he
wished her clothes and all. Alas, when
the price was named, including dress,
hat and girl, in toto, Wing's counte
nance fell. He shook his head and de
parted with the visage of a stoic.
Behind the ironing board came more
calculations and Wing began to work
Months passed. The adored one
changed her diaphanous voile for a
smart green taiior-made and the
violet polo for a velvet toque. Later
In the season she wore a fur cape
around her shapely shoulders.
The new year had been ushered in
before Wing again appeared in the
role of suitor. The savings of six
months were with him. A new inven
tory was made, the price had increased
with the season. Wing deliberated.
He was "velly solly," but the "Melican
gal" would have to do without her lux
The money being paid, the new
master undaunted by jeers of the pop
ulace and occasional apple cores,
shouldered his blonde beauty and bore
Once within the laundry precincts.
Wing placed the beauty on a wash tub
and arranged her gown lr correct
folds. It took him a full half hour be
fore he was satisfied with the resulL
Then he lighted some joss sticks and
placed them so that she should be en
veloped in the perfumed smoke. He
next offered her a plate of rice and
Booy, but the tilted nose refused to
sniff its appetizing aroma.
Alas, that the fates should be so
cruel to lovers. A sharp ring at the
telephone Interrupted this amorous
soliloquy. To Wing's reluctant re
sponse an irate customer demanded
his washing and threatened the law.
Wing shouldered a heavy basket and
stole out into the night
An hour passed. The Melican gal
still crowns the wash tub with stat
uesque grace. Then a visiting rat
spreads the tale that the beauty is be
coming animate. True it certainly ls
that the smiling rosy mouth has begun
to pout. An ugly wrinkle, too, has
appeared above the smooth brow and
as the moments pass the tapering fin
gers Btretch and grow weirdly long.
"Piing,"" the rats scamper as one
azure orb smashes on the floor. Tears
of wax run down the once tilted nose
and ruin the tailor-made. A second
eye follows. The banda melt away and
disclose their props of wood. Brow,
cheeks and nose- have become one
shapeless mass-then the laundry door
opens and in slips Wing.
Emotion is not according to the code
of Confucius, so our celestial lover
neither wept nor tore his hair. He
looked-and closed the damper of the
stove. Then again, this time without
the lingering glance, he locked the
laundry door behind him and stole out
uto the night.
(Copyright, by Dally Story Pub. Co.)
Judges For The Corey Contest.
As the season for harvesting corn
has arrived, the judges for The
Advertiser's 5th com contest have
been selected. Those who have
entered the contest and desire that
their corn be officially measured
will pitase notify the committee of
judges appointed fur their respec
tive community when they are
ready lo gather their corn. If we
have overlooked any community io
appointing judges, the contestants
in those communities will please
notify us at once and v,e will
promptly select some one to act as
judges. The following are the
judges for the contest ot' 1913, the
hist named being requested to act
Way dross: John Galloway, J. L.
Morgan arni James De Yore.
Harmony: F. M. Warren, J. M.
Wright and M. DeLoach.
Trenton: P. B. Day, J. M.
Swearingen and .Tames Smith.
Clark's Hill: John G. McKie,
Henry Adamsand J. W. Johnson.
Colliers: E. JJ. Mathis, T. E.
The farmers of ?
learned the value o
and ai e year by yeai
the acreage of vvint
son is approaching
crops, also for sow
we have received
Barley, Rye, i
We ordered these
est and most reliable
therefore we knaw
and will germinate,
us supply your need
W. W. Ad
Instead of Woo
I besides they are inexpensive an<
If not interested. But you are ot
ey is to be saved in the purchase c
self and livestock. We are now in
and Cumming streets, two blocks f:
where we have the mo9t modern v
space of 24,800 squa.e feet and it
and feeds from cellar to roof. 0
dated. Our expenses are at least ?
tinuing our store at 863 Broad st
from cars to wareheuse, we are ?in
price9. If yon really want the wo:
W. E. LYNCH & CO., L. T. MAY, JO!
EdgtfleM, cad 8. T.
Miller and H. W. McK?e.
Morgana: PhiliptMarkert, J. W.
Boyd and J. 0. Scott.
Meriwether: John Briggs, Wal
ter Cheatharu and Henry Cooper.
Ropere: D. E. Lanahm. J. B.
Timmerman and W. T. Lundy.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes ex?mined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
J. H. Cantelou,
EDGEEIELD, S. C.
Next door to Catholic church.
dgefield county have
f winter cover crops
r by year increasing
er crops. The sea
for sowing these
ing green lots, and
large shipments ot
? seed from the larg
; house in the South,
they are dependable
Come in and let
Metal Shingles X
The roofing thai lasts as long as
the building and never needs
They won't bum, crack, curl or rot
ike wood shingles, nor have they the
?at weight or brittleness of stone slate ;
1 look better than either.
r Sale by
>liged to be interested where mon
>f necessities of life both for your
our warehouse, corner of Fenwick
rom the Union Passenger Station
warehouse in Augusta with floor
is literally packed with Groceries
ur stock must be seen to be appre
$450.00 a month less since discon
nect, and as goods are unloaded
a position to name very close
rth of year money see or write as
e high. Winter eggs
at other seasons, but
Feed your layers a
Hon 1? assured.
back if it fails."
mit your needs
5-lb Fall. $240
-toarla* Boo kW
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