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PROPER CARE OF THE LAWN
Grass Plat Must Never EJe Neglected
If Hem? ls to Have a Proper
One of the most important duties
on the home place during the summer
is the care of the lawn. There ls
nothing about a place that makes so
much for general attractiveness as a
well cared for lawn.
Many people make the mistake of
keeping the lawn cut too close. In
that case the grass roots are exposed
to hot sun and drying winds during
the summer. Cut the lawn frequently,
but do not set the machine too close.
4 To keep the lawn lodking clean at all
times have a grass-catcher attachment
on the mower. A careful watch for
weeds on the lawn should be kept
Cut them out well below the surface
with an old knife as soon as they are
large enough to be seen.
A roller on the lawn is advisable,
but lt should be used with care.
Lawns that have been rolled for a long
time are likely to become over-rolled;
there is surface cohesion or close
packing of the top soil, which prevents
the admission of ah* and healthy root
development. The remedy is the use
of the spiked tamper. A home-made
one may be made by taking a piece of
two-Inch plank, some 12xl2-inch tim
ber and inserting four-inch spikes an
Inch and a half or two inches apart
Bore holes a little smaller than the
spikes before driving them in, to pre
vent splitting the wood. Perforate
the whole surface thoroughly with
this, give a top dressing, lightly rake
lt in and water the whole thoroughly
late in the afternoon.
HAVE TOP SASH SCREENED
May Be Considered Small Matter, But
Is Always Advisable-Advice for
Don't forget that you may at some
time want to open the top sash of the
window, and that flies and mosquitoes
are not particular as to through which
sash they enter; therefore have the
screen run from top to bottom of the
window; to do this, side springs will
bs necessary in the screen fromes, but
tiley will cost little more than a screen
which can be used only from the bot
tom sash and which is little better
than nb screen at all.
Don't forget that there will never be
a better time to build than the pres
ent; materials of all kinds are cheap
er than they have been for several
years, and as soon as the European
war is over there is sure to be a sharp
advance in prices.
. Don't say you can't build now be
cause you have not enough money; if
you have a little, the co-operative
banks and building associations will
loan you the balance needed upon
terms under which you can pay for the
house in monthly installments which
would be no more than you would or
dinarily be paying for rent-Ex
The City Beautiful.
A one-time mayor of New York,
George B. McClellan, said: "In a
self-governing community, the ul
timate object of the government is the
happiness of the governed. Something
more is needed to make the happy
city than health and,health and wis
dom. The city healthy, the city
wealthy, and the city wise, may excite
satisfaction, complaisance and pride,
but it is the city beautiful that com
pels and retains the love of people."
When last the tree men of the South
met at Riverside, in the music room
of the famous Glenwood Mission inn,
an illuminated sign stretched across
the stage, which read* "Make your
city beautiful and you will learn to
Standards for Electric Service.
A representative of the United
States bureau of standards has been
In conference with the public-service
commissions and managers of public
service corporations in various parts
of the country. The information so
obtained has been used in preparing
the bureau's forthcoming circular on
"Standards for Electric Service." An
other representative of the bureau
spent the entire month in the South,
making measurements of street il
lumination and electric current in the
street-lighting systems of a number
ot cities and towns. The results of
the investigation wiH form the basis
ot a circular on street lighting.
Use Only Fire-Resisting Material.
! There has been established ta Cleve
land, 0., a society whose object is to
disseminate information on the safe,
sane and sanitary building of mod
erate-priced houses. This society rec
ommends only such building materials
as will resist the action of the ele
ments, thus reducing to a minimum
the fire hazard.
Shade Trees Improve Property.
It has been estimated that within
the cities of New York state there are
20,000 miles of streets capable of sus
taining a growth of 5,000,000 shade
trees, which can be made worth $100,
009,000 in Increased property value.
By CAROL BAIN.
The man with the easel placed it
close to the fence so that he could
look over the palings and down that
rosy vista of hollyhocks. The cottage
beyond the hollyhocks was quite hid
den from view by the drooping
branches of a chinsberry tree. In
tue path ?etween the rows of holly
hocks stood a girl in a pink dimity
frock. The skirl was frilled to the
waist with tiny rtefe raffles. A pink
sunbonnet hid her face.
"My medal picture " exclaimed the
artist, opening his paint box. "I doq't
know what she's looking at, but if
she'll only hold that pose for a few
With swift, sure strokes he outlined
the girl's pliant form in its quaint
gown of the newest fashion-a mod
ern adaptation of an old style. She |
was facing the hollyhocks and look
ing intently at something on a round,
green hollyhock leaf. One slender
white hand and rounded wrist were
stretched cautiously out, and one lit
tle foot in its high-heeled slipper ap
peared beneath the short skirt
She scarcely seemed to breathe, and
five minutes passed before he drew
back quickly while a great golden but
terfly fluttered up and out of sight
among the trees. N
Even then she did not face him, but
turned toward the cottage and van
ished in a bend of the path.
The following winter Wade New-j
ton's picture, "Miss Hollyhocks," car
ried off the coveted prize.
"But why won't you sell the plo 1
ture?" insisted Henderson, lighting]
Wade Newton glanced across his
; studio where "Miss Hollyhocks" was
placed on an easel. ,
"It isn't a girl you know, is it?"
went on Henderson, stroking his tiny
mustache. y . .
"Never saw her face," said Newton.
"Because I have a curiosity to dis-j
cover her for myself. Confidentially.
Ned, Miss Hollyhocks brought me j
fame and a number of orders. I'm go-1
lng to marry her some day."
"Idiot!n gibed Henderson drawing
on his gloves. "But I suppose you can
go down and find her in the old gar-|
den any time you please."
'1 wish I could," returned the other |
with a sigh.
"What do you mean?"
"You know I was called abroad as
soon as I finished that picture. When
I returned I went immediately to
Sleepy Valley where I had chanced
upon the garden, but the girl and her
people had vanished as the rose of
yesterday. It seems they had only)
hired the place for three months and
beyond learning that the name was
Smith I came back as wise as I went."
"Smith! I like Miss Hollyhocks
better!" said Henderson. "Of course!
she might have been homely as sin,
but, believe me, Wade, only a girl
with a peachy complexion will guard
it with a sunbonnet."
Newton laughed indulgently. "I be
lieve the pink sunbonnet has set you
to dreaming, too," he said.
"Well, by-by; I'm off," said Hender
son. "Wire me when you find Miss
"I will," agreed Newton.
He dismissed the picture and the
unknown girl from his thoughts and
dressed for dinner. He had promised
to dine with the Colemans, who had
just returned from a year's travel
abroad. Their daughter, Dorothy, had
held Wade's heart in the hollow of her
hand for many months, only she did
not know it. Wade was not sure of
it himself, for his girl of the holly
hocks intruded her mysterious per
sonality every time confession hov
ered on the tip of Wade's tongue.
"Dorothy is in the library. Mr.
Newton," said Mrs. Coleman as she
greeted the painter. "She wanted me
to send you to her as soon as you ar
With a light step Wade entered the
library and closed the door behind
him. Then he stood as though para
Over in the embrasure of the bow
window there stood a noble palm. In
the shadow of it was a girl in a pink
sunbonnet and a pink frilled gown.
She might have stepped out of his
"Who ls it?" he asked quickly.
She stood motionless, one slender
white hand extended toward the palm
In three strides Newton had crossed
the room and stood beside her. He
bent his head and peered around un
der the pink sunbonnet. A charming
pink and white face, a pair of blue
eyes and enticing lips. Newton kissed
her then and there.
"Oh!" she cried, and stepped back.
"Dorothy, darling, I never dreamed
-I never guessed-that you were my
hollyhock girl," he breathed rapidly,
his eyes afire. "What were you do
ing there in Happy Valley, and why
didn't you tell me that you were stop
ping there? Who are the Smiths, any
But Dorothy only shook her head
and fled from him, saying that she
must change her dress. He caught
her hand at the door.
"You love me-you will be my wife,
darling?" he asked. "You know how
long I have loved you. To think you
should be my dream girl, too! You
love me?" he insisted
She nodded-he kissed her again.
(Copyright. 1915, by the McClure News
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge:
Whereas, Walter D. Daniel and
Shiloh Daniel, of above County and
Stat.e made suit to rae, tu grant
them Letters of Administration of
the Estate of and effects of Isaac
N. Daniel, also of above County
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish a!! and sin-'ulor tho kin
dred and Creditors of the said Isaac
N. Daniel deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Conrt
ot Probate, to be held at Edgeneld,
C. H., S. C., in my office on 3rd
day of Sept. 1915, next, after pub
lication thereof, in the forenoon, to
show cause, if any they have, why
the said Administration should not
Given under my Hand, this 12th
day of August A. D., 1915.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
P. J. E.' C.
Land for Sale
Life is too short to go on
renting land, when you can
buy a small farm for almost
the rent money.
I have land in small lots
around Johnston, and near
Batesburg, Meeting Street,
Celestia, Rocky Creek or
Fruit Hill, Ropers and near
Edgefield, and lots and
stores in the town of Edge
Edgefield, S. C.
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