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?GROWING PLANTS OM PORCH
Simple Arrangement Does Away With
the Bareness That Marks So
There :s nothing that adels so at
tractively io the porch as large hang
ing baskets suspended between the
pillars. Wheu making thom, purchase
large, flare wire baskets, the larger
the better, in order to provide suffi
cient earth to the growing plants.
New is the time to make these bas
fkets, as the plants should have a good
?start before they are hung on the
porch. Line the baskets with wood
.moss. A basket outlined with yellow
'myrtle, the center being ailed with
?short ferns, is very pretty. The blue
?myrtle is just as good.
Trailing feras, red geraniums and
Istriped grass are used In the baskets.
?When porches are extremely large,
(have one or more fera-fliled porcelain
j jardinieres on pedestals. If the porch
frugs are red, select green jardinieres,
for a delft blue rug and blue porcelain
Jardinieres and pedestals. The latter
Hs very pretty as a color scheme for
From any furniture dealer you can
'buy for a few cents the long boxes in
?which curtain shades are sent by ex
jpress. These boxes, if painted and
'filled with earth, make very good win
:dow boxes for small flowers. They
'can be placed crosswise on the cor
oners of the porch, or they can be
'hung from the front to the side rail
ing. They should be filled with pe
tunias, portulaca and any vine that
(will trail over the sides.
?PRETTY HOME MEANS MUCH
Attractive Surroundings of Farm
House Mark Place as Abode of
[> Love and Contentment.
A very observant traveler of un
questioned taste observes: "I wish I
could more forcibly impress upon tho
jnind of the farmer the value of at
tractive surroundings. Every farm
horne, should be attractive. It is not
necessary to have a fine hou:sc or
fancy cottage or expensive lawn fence
to make the farm home: pretty. To bo
sura, a neat fence, a few ornaments
on the house cud the free uso of
paint help mightily, but thc chief at
tractions can be made of trees and
shrubs. A shady lawn and a shady
driveway are always attractive. Groups
of trees, shrubs or flowers never fail
to charm. The lawn may not be kept
perfectly smooth, all the trees may
not be cleanly pruned, yet the home
place ornamented with them does not
fail to convey the impression that
peace and contentment dwell there.
As a lady from the city said: 'A pret
ty farm house suggests a happy bird's
nest.' We do not notice the dwelling
so much as we do the surroundings.
Jf the surroundings are pretty we
know* the interior of the house is all
right and that it is the abode of love
and contentment and all that makes
life worth living. We look to the city,
for fine mansions, but to the country
for pretty homes."
Uniform Street Planting.
Simplicity amplified also assumes
dignity. One sort of tree upon a
street, uniformly planted, is a simple
scheme, or, indeed, too simple to be
a scheme at ail. As such planting
extends is added more and more of
dignity until with sufficient extent we
find the very height and depth of dig
nity, simplicity, beauty, art and every
thing desirable that may be designat
ed in language. And more: something
so satisfying that while we may feel
Its benignant influence, language is
inadequate to express it. Where do
;we have such examples of street
alignment? Here? No! May we
have them? Yes. Then, why not?
And echo answers, "Why not?" Who
,is responsible? When shall we begin?
;Ask the city counciL at once, to ap
point a street-tree commission, with
?both power and funds, to carry out
, Against Billboards.
\ Agitation against the billboard nui
sance will not down and in the end
?the protestants surely will win. Al
imost every civic organization is now
?waging a more or less bitter warfare
.against this universally acknowledged
.evil. One federation of clubs has this
?to say in a circular recently issued:
"Never cease to agitate talk against
Ithe unsightly billboards and do all
?within your power to rid your town.
?of them. Refuse to patronize firms
;adveri.ising in this manner. They will
?soon find out it does not pay them to
?use billboards In your town and you
?will have gone a long way toward rid
ding the state of them. Our district
twill give especial attention to state
?legislation on the subject."
Soil for the Fernery,
j Ferns will not grow in the common.
Igarden soil, but should have rich soil
from the woods. The common hardy
greenhouse varieties are best plants
to buy. There are many pretty and
attractive designs of ferneries shown
In the shopB, and among them are
those mado ol Bllver terra cotta. earth
(enware. birch bark and grass baskets.
?Whatever receptacle ls selected It
; should not be less than three inches
Kl I Oll KO M .l?...'Jt IIUtfMl
A Little Thought Given to Decoration
and Appointments Will Make lt
It is possible to have the kitchen as
attractive in its own way as the living
roora, especially whsn the woman does
the greater part of her work and takes
pride and pleasure in having the repu
tation of being a good housewife.
The display of qaint Delft ware
kitchen boxes on view in one hard
ware department is enough to tempt
the housewife to refit a dingy kitch
en. Thean boxes, which are made to
hold sugar, salt and spice, are labeled
and have quaint Dutch scenes in blue
and white on them. Half a dozen of
these boxes on the kitchen shelf, with
a background of clean ?mint or tiling,
present an attractive appearance, as
well as a very convenient way of hav
ing those articles close at hand. The
newest bread boxes have rounded
glass windows in the lld, so that the
contents may be inspected without
raising the lld and admitting the air.
What would our great-grandmothers
say to the array of mechanical con
trivances which make the up-to-date
kitchen resemble a laboratory ?. There
ls about as little resemblance between
the present methods of cookery and
the utensils used, and the ways of
yore as there is between our modern
gas stove and open fire and hanging
FOODS DESIGNED FOR SEASON
Apple and Grape Have Been Especial*
ly Set Apart by Nature to Serve
at This Time.
The wise housekeeper is devoting
some attention to the apple and the
grape at this season, for they are the
most beneficial of all the fruits.
And we need them more now than
at any time during the year. Our
systems require tho proteins, sugars
and fats, etc., that they contain in
order that we may build up for the
long winter which is before us.
The wisc housekeeper knows these
things. She studies food scientifically
and understands just what it is expe
dient to give her family at each sea
son, just what food will be most nour
ishing and health-bestowing for them.
A famous doctor in Germany has
said that apples should be placed on
the tabie three times a day and every
day in the year.
Uses for Bones.
Almost any bones can be used for
soup making-left-over bones from the
roasts, boils, chops, steaks, vegeta
bles, sauces and gravies. There are
few bones and left-overs that are at all
fit to be eston that will not form lhc
basis of good soup. Rib bones of beef
, can be. grilled or roasted, and spare
ribs of pork is a favorite dloh when
well browned and served with cab
bage and onions and apple sauce. The
j ribs of beef with some of the meat at
tached can be braised and the marrow
bonps make a very palatable dish
boiled or baked.
Left-Over Sauce and Chicken.
If some of the sauce as well as
chicken is left over for a second day.
try to scallop them with the addition
of a cupful of canned tomato pulp and
Method-Place a layer of the sea
soned tomaties in puddiug dish, cover
with a layer of rolled crackers and bits
of butter. Mix the chopped chicken
and bread sauce and spread over to
matoes. Now put on rest of tomatoes,
crackers enough to form a crust and
dot with buiter. Bake in moderate
oven to heat well and brown top.
Hashed Brown Potatoes.
Peel and wash some raw white po
tatoes, cut them into inch-square dice.
Boil them in salted water until they
are tender, then drain off the water.
Pour into a buttered pudding dish and
pour over them a rich, well-seasoned
white sauce. Cover and bake in a
good oven for 20 minutes, then un
cover and brown richly and serve.
These are delicious with cold meats
and hot biscuits or graham gems.
Scrape and mash carorts, cook in
rapidly boiling water salted until soft.
Cut in rather thick slices (one-quarter
inch). Pour over them a 6auce made
by placing a tablespoon of butter on
back of stove to melt Season slightly
with salt and pepper. Stir over care
fully with fork to blend, garnish with
Hard Cooked Eggs (Not Boiled).
Put the eggs into a saucepan, pour
over them one cupful of cold water
for each egg, and one cupful extra.
Cover the saucepan and place over a
moderate fire. As soon aa the water
boils remove it at once and set it in
a wann place for twenty minutes.
Cheese and Pimento Salad.
To one cream or Neufachtel cheese
or to three-quarters cupful of cottage
cheese add two canned pimentos,
chopped fine. Blend well and form
Into small balls. Serve on lettuce
leaves with French dressing.
Tomato Salad With Cream.
Slice tomatoes in rather thick
slices into salad bowl; sprinkle with
salt, pepper and a little sugar if de
sired. Chill, and just before serving
put over them some whipped cream
and sprinkle with chopped olives.
When Frying Eggs.
When frying eggs, add a spoonful
of flour to the grease In which they
are fried and they will look and taste
much better aad will also tern with
The head ol a large business house
bought a number of those "Do it nov?"
signs and hung them up around his of
fice. They were effective beyond ex
pectation, and yet it can hardly be
said that they worked well. When,
after the first few days, the businoss
man counted up the results, he found
that the cashier had skipped off with
$25,000, the head bookkeeper had
eloped with the typist. Tiree clerks
had asked for a raise in salary, and
the office boy had set out to become
China's Temple of Heaven.
China's famous temple of heaver
was formerly visited once a year by
the emperor to give an account of
his empire and its affairs during the
previous twelve months. This was
set forth in writing, and the manu
scripts were then placed in the fur
nace and in that way consigned to
the emperor in heaven. The temple
of heaven ls one of the most beau
tiful and interesting sights of pic
The kernel of the fruit Canarium
commune is eaten both raw and roast
ed in the Moluccas. An oil ls express
ed from it which is used both for ta
ble purposes and for lamps. The tree
grows about 50 feet high and is said
to have also a bark which yields a
heavy oil having the same properties
as balsam copaiba, for which it is said
Lo be a substitute. In China the ker
nels from the Canarium commune are
pickled like olives.
In speaking of the Bible it ls gen
erally understood that we mean the
two books, the Old and New Testa
ment, which, taken collectively, have
66 books, 1,189 chapters, 31,173 verses,
773,693 words, and 3,586,489 letters.
The Apocryphia (rejected by the coun
cil of Nice as uninspired, but some
times bound with the inspired por
tions) contains 14 books, 183 chapters,
15,0S1 verses, and 153,185 words.
Emotion Behind Effort.
It has always required strong effort
to accomplish much in the world, and
there is nothing that carries a man
through such elfort but some strong
stimulus. Deep emotions 3tirred. up
by something like war's alarms or the
most determined convictions make
such a stimulus. Tbeae stimuli grow
with exercise, like the power of ex
pression in a man.
Condiments Have Value.
It is said that hunger is a good
Bauco; but the condiments are by nc
means to be neglected, if food is tc
be relished. The various flavoring
seeds and leaves, truffles, mushrooms
and the like, even if they have nc
food value, render food more palata
ble. Every housewife should get ac
quainted with a variety of them.
Like flakes of snow that fall unper
ceived upon the earth, the seemingly
unimportant events of life succeed ont
another. As the snow gathers togeth
er, so our habit3 are formed. No sin
gie flake that is added to the pile
produces a sensible change. So it it
by little things that a man's charac
ter is molded.-Exchange.
Origin of "Limousine."
The word "limousine" now applier
generally to closed automobiles, orig
?nally meant the woolen cloak won
by public carriers in France. Latei
the word came to mean the top or can
opy of the carrier's cart, then thr
whole cart, and finally any vehicle
with an inclosed Bpace for passengers.
When enclosing a stamp in a let
ter, instead of moistening the cornel
to attach it to the paper, Just moist
en a spot in the center. The removal
of a small part of the adhesive sub
stance from the center will not impair
the rest of the stamp, whereas the
corner ls very often destroyed in de
Ready With Retort.
Candid Hostess (on seeing her
nephew's fiancee for the first time)
"I never should have known you from
your photograph. Beggle told me you
were so pretty." Beggle's Fiancee
"No, I'm not pretty, so I have to try
and be nice, and it's such a bore.
Have you ever tried?"-Punch.
New Theory as to Lightning.
That lightning flashes appear to zig
zag is an optical illusion, according
to a German scientist, who says tho
effect is produced by the eyes twitch
ing when flashes occur.
Preserves Gas Mantlea.
If new gas mantles be dipped In
vinegar and hung up to dry before
being placed upon the gas fixtures
they will give a more brilliant light
and last longer.
Falling of the Young.
Most young people think they are
natural when they are only boorish
New Yorkers Like Potatoes,
livery day in the year there are eat
en in New York city 141,46g btuhejj
South Carolina Plans to Win Back
South rn Record Lost
tic plans are already under way in
Georgia, South Carolina and other
Southern stales for the 1014 corn club
contests. These contests have in
creased tho South's corn production
by millions of dollars during the past
H. G. Hastings, chairman of the ag
ricultural committee of the Atlanta
Chamber of Commerce, bas renewed
for 1914 his annual offer of corn club
prizes in South Carolina and nine
other Southern states. Mr. Hastings
offers $1,200 in prizes. Of this amount
$100 goes to South Carolina in three
prizes of $50, $30 and $20 each. These
prizes are awarded under the direction
of the United States government of
ficials in charge of the farm demon
Word comes that the South Caro
lina boys are going to make a power
ful effort this year to regain the South
ern record, which they held in 1912.
but which was taken away from them
in 1913 by Alabama. The South Car
olina record of 228 bushels, held by j
Jerry Moore, was beaten by 232 bush
els, raised by Walker Lee Dunson of
An interesting echo from last year's
contest comes from Arkansas, where
the $30 prize, offered by Mr. Hastings,
was won by a 14-year-old giri, Miss
Delphine Moore, who competed against
2,400 boys, because there was no girls'
club in the state.
Tho corn club work h&3 made won
derful advances throughout the South.
The fathers of the corn club boys, who
first looked on the movement as a
fad, hare at last come to realize its
great prac' cal value and are now just
as much interested as their 30ns.
No Present like it for
any one in any home
at any price.
Give it to whom you will, vou
will find all the family look
ing for iL It is more than 52
numbers filled with delight
ful reading-it is an influence
for all that is hest in home
and American life.
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F Cfjrfetma? Coupon I
jj Cut this out and send it with $2.00 B
I for The Companion for 1914, and jj
S we will send FREE all the issues
j for the remaining weeks of 1913 I
I and The Companion Practical
Home Calendar for 1914.
THE TOTJTH'S COMPAMON ?
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^^fc. Dew ton, MaM. ^^P^
Subscriptions Received at this Office
\ Sa Our Faub Coa?aaliea Offer Baewbere
Notice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, J. P. Bett is has made
application unto this Court for Fi
nal l)i.-char<ie as Guardian of the
Estate of Natalie Betti* Lucas on
h's the 12th day of January 1914.
These Are Therefore, to cite any
ind all parlies interested, to show
cause before me at ruy office at
rCdjrt'hVId Court House South Caro
lina, on the 14th day of February
1914 at ll o'clock a. m.. why said
order of Discharge should not he
W. T. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C. S. C.
Jan. 19, 1914.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
applr at once the wonderful old reliable DR.
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL.aaur
ftcal dreading that relieve, pain and beale at
the ?Me Mao. Wot a llaiaaaat 0a. Ste. UM.
IT WAS NECESSARY for the Attorney to
have a personal talk with a client in a distant
city. The journey would seriously interfere
with several important engagements made for
that day. ?
He used the Long Distance Bell Telephone,
had a satisfactory talk with his distant client ind
was able to keep all his engagements at home.
The Long Distance Bell Telephone ulereases
the efficiency of business men who adapt it to their
needs. It can serve you with equal satisfaction
By the way, have yon a Bell Telephone!
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
Grow More Cotton to the Acre.
Plant Simpkins' Prolifie Seed.
The earlies. Cotton in the World. Ninety days from
planting to bale. Very prolific and a good linter.
We sell the only gennine- Mr. Simpkins' own g.'od- di
rect from his farm.
Price $1.25 per bushel. 25 bushels at $1.15
LIBERAL DISCOUNT IF ORDERED BEFORE
On every order sent us before Jan. 1st take 10c ofE this
price. Ordei now-the time is short.
W. H. MIXSON SEED CO., - CHARLESTON
Sole Distributors for South Carolina
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 inSURANCR*2S2B53B3
Notice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Presents May
Wrhcreas, B. E. Nicholson has
made application unto this Court
for Final Discharge as Administra
tor in re the Eslate of B. W. Bet
tis deceased, on this the 12th day
of January, 1014.
These Are Therefore, to cite any
[and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause be
fore me at ray office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on
the 14th day of February 1914 at
ll o'clock a. m., why said order of
Discharge should not be granted.
W. T. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
Jan. 12, 1914.
Lion Brand Shirts, $1.50 and
$9.00 patterns, at $1.00.
I am prepared lo treat stock for all
diseases at reasonable prices. My head
office and hospital are at Johnton at
Jordan and Amaker's stable. Every
2nd Monday I will be found at H, C.
Watson's stables at Edgefield.
DR. J. M. LOVE.
Jan. 7, 1914-3mos.
To Care a Cold in One Day
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Cough nod Headache tad work* off Ike Cold.
DtaMdbH rcfnnd money i? lt ?afla to oure,\