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?MOVE FOR HOME1 GARDENS
Widespread Idea to Interest Children
of the Country in Econom
Any suggestion of Introducing a
"wider military training among
schools of this country is bound to
meet with opposition. But one move
iwhich will be almost as useful in
time ofi war is that being made by the
'United States bureau of education to
make home-garden truck farmers of
the 10,000,000 children who are now
in public schools in the United States.
Of course, the relation of such a
movement to war probably was far
from the minds of those who have
been fostering the movement. It al
ready is being worked out in many
cities. Cn the statement of Dr. C.
D. Jarvis, the specialist in charge o?
the government's home-gardening sur
vey, the relation this movement, if ac
complished thoroughly, would bear to
'war is strikingly shown. Doctor Jar
.Vis estimates that if half the 10,000,000
.available school children were inter
ested in the work the increase in food
^supplies would amount to $50,000.000
.annually. This estimate is based upon
?the supposition that $10 is the average
:yield of a ?arden, though figures show
?that many such gardens can earn $25,
f|50 and even $100 yearly.
! "What such a food supply . would
mean to any European nation at this
time can easily be Imagined. If war
Icalled the young men from the farms
I of this nation, even for a brief time,
rthese school gardens would be invalu
?able in supplying food to cities which
.otherwise might find themselves cut
?off from a ready supply.
Obviously the great benefit of the
work undertaken by the bureau of ed
ucation and its experts is planned for
ftimes of peace. But in a period when
[many peaceful movements are viewed
(from a war angle, this plan cannot es
jcape the attention of those who be
lieve preparedness is our best protec
tion against foreign imbroglios.
HOMES FOR RURAL TEACHERS
Communities Are Waking Up to the
; Necessity of Providing Adequate
. Teachers' cottages are one of the
latest developments in education.
They are rapidly passing out of the
the experimental stage, however;
!the state of Washington has more than
?a-hundred, and Texas ls approaching
i that number. The plan has been de
Tised as a result of the difficulty ot
?providing living arrangements for
?teachers in rural sections. "Board
.ing round" is no longer popular with
either teacher or neighborhood. Then
there are certain advantages connect
ed with the cottage. It gives a de
sirable permanency to the position,
'which is beneficial to the community
as well as to the teacher; and when
'it is located near the schoolhouse it
j affords opportunity for work in domes
? tic science. One county in Alabama
?has completed its sixth home for ru
! ral teachers. In one town the cot
j tage was built by popular st bscrip
'tion, has six acres of land attached
?to it, and is occupied by the tetch
ier at a nominal rental. In some of
these cottages several teachers live
! together upon a basis of co-op erative
! housekeeping. It is claimed for the
?cottage system by making rural life
I more attractive the lack of male teach
ers ls being to some extent supplied.
^New York Evening Post. "
Gardens for School Children.
1 There is a strong economic truth at
?the. bottom of the garden movement,
:and its value has been recognized
riong ago in European countries, which
'have brought about different forms o?
.development. Austria established ex
jperimental gardens in its rural schools
i as far back as 1869. Switzerland, Ger
[many and England have a garden
^course in their public schools, while
?France goes farther and maintains not
lonly flower and vegetable gardens, but
[includes orchards, forestry and bee
industry. The garden movement is
of special significance in cities where
?large numbers of children are turned
lout on the streets to loiter, tease and
j Perhaps the greatest value of school
?gardens Is in teaching the child how
jto make a garden at home and en
jCouraginj it to do so. It is here that
?wo are to attain the real value of in
jstruction and make It pay. The child
lean materially reduce the cost of liv
ing by not only furnishing vegetables
?during the summer but the surplus
?can be stored for winter use. That
this can be done is no longer a mat
ter of* conjecture, but many ex?mples
i can be given in proof.-Mrs. Alex
(Caldwell, in Southern Woman's Maga
If each farm in any community is
clean, tidy and well kept, presenting a
thrifty, homelike appearance, the
whole neighborhood will be attractive
to visitors and satisfying to residents.
Local and county fair boards might
create a very valuable farm improve
ment habit by offering a liberal prize
for the best planned farm in a neigh
borhood or in a county.-New Castle
rnmurn THE GASH
Ey LAWRENCE ALFRED CLAY. I
(Copyright, l'dlC, by the McClure Newspa
They had been married six months
-George Curtiss and Kitty Cline. All
had gone well, when one afternoon
Kitty's Aunt Prue came visiting. She
hadn't seen the young wife since her
' marriage and, after drawing a long
breath and getting a good toe hold,
she said: "And now I want to ask
"Is he a kind and loving husband?"
"Why, Aunt Prue, George is just
the best man in this world!" was the
"How much salary does he get?"
"Twenty-five per week."
"And how much do you sav? per
"Save? WThy, we haven't saved
anything as yet."
"Then it's wuss than I thought far
-far wuss. Who handles the money?"
"Why, George does, of. course."
"That's lt-that's it! He handles
the money and does what he pleases
with it. It is no wonder."
"But doesn't the husband always
save the money?"
"He does where the wife is an
idiot. Lord alive, child, any wife is
five times as capable of handling the
house money as the husband. We
never should have been worth a hun
dred dollars if I hadn't taken the
money matter into my own hands."
When the subject was changed the
wife found herself thinking it would
be very nice to handle the money,
but was, almost sure the husband
would not consent, hut he came home
with a surprise for her. It happened
he had heard that Aunt Prue was at
the house that afternoon, and know
ing her ideas on finance he suspected.
"Kitty, I've been thinking things
"Don't you think you could make my
salary go further than-1 do?"
"Yes, I do, but-"
"Then I'll turn it over to you for
the next three months." ?
"You are so good, George."
' "You can run the house and every
"Why, I surely thought you would
"But you see I don't I have saved
$50 in the last six months, though I
was keeping it secret. I guess, how
ever, you can beat my record and not
try very hard."
"I shall surprise you, dearest."
She surprised him all right. As
there were only two of them, he had
been buying porterhouse steak. For
dinner they now had a rounds and
seeing that she was a tenderfoot the
butcher had charged her the same
price. The grocer weighed her sugar
and butter short, and there was a
skimping of potatoes. In two weeks,
however, the wife had managed to
save $14, and then Aunt Prue came
"You don't want to put your money
in the bank," said the old lady. "You
send for one of those second-hand
sewing machines that are advertised
as good as new. You can surely save
"A man called at the house yes
terday with stock in a silver mine to
sell. It is a stock to be sold only to
ministers and widows, but after some
coaxing, and after promising never to
tell, he let me have fifty dollars'
worth of stock for $15. It will pay
dividends of 50 per cent
"But I'll buy the stock for you now,
and in two weeks you can pay me for
It Never miss a good thing if you
can help it. I would not say any
thing to George about it if I were
During the last month of the three
the husband looked so starved and
anxious that the wife expected to
hear him say any day that he must
turn to barks and roots to get enough
to fill up on, but he carried the thing
through like a patriot.
"Well, the twelve weeks are up,"
said the husband one evening.
"And I think I can show you that
I am a bit of a financier," was the
The sewing machine had been
brought over that afternoon, and the
husband was led into its presence.
"Only fifteen dollars."
"I know of three second-hand ma
chines here in town that you can buy
at five dollars each, but never mind
'Here Is some silver stock that Aunt
Prue bought for me."
"Thon she ought to give you your
money back, for that swindle was ex
posed years ago."
"Oh, Ceorge, have I been swindled?"
"Most surely, but what else?"
"I bought two seashore lots."
"I heard you had and looked them
up. They 'are on the edge of a big
New Jersey swamp."
TJid you buy half of Lake Erie for
a melon patch?"
"Not quite. I only bought some
stock in a Peruvian gold mine."
"I see. Now we will figure up
what you have saved in your twelve
"Don't, George-dont!" she sobbed.
"But, you ree-"
"If you won't, you may call Aunt
Prue an idiot."
"As I was going to say-"
"And you may handle the house
money to the last day of your life!"
And George grinned and kissed her,
and Aunt Prue hasn't been In the
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County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas,? John H. Stone has
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next, after publication thereof, at
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day of June A. D., 1915.
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