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AN OLD BOXWOOD BORDER
There Are Some Survivals of Beauti
ful Garden Ornaments Still
? to Be Found.
? Time was when the boxwood border
jwas considered the very top notch of
' .frontyard garden ornamentation. And
.lt was thought to be very beautiful
when trimmed into fantastic shapes
or clipped evenly in rectangular out
line. Take almost any of the old time
novels, and in them will appear a de
scription of the boxwood borders run
ning a perfectly straight line from the
colonial porch to the front gate. Box
wood hall was a favorite name for
many an old time home.
' The privet hedge has largely
usurped the place of the boxwood
border, flays the Newark (N. J.) News.
.The latter was such a slow grower.
Years after it was out it seemed hard
ly larger than when first planted. But
it didn't send out impudent shoots in
.every direction; it grew slowly, se
dately and in deliberately chosen di
jrections. It was never in a hurry to
be big. Boys may cut whips from an
, tm trimm ed privet hedge, but no one
.ever took such liberties with the dig
nified old boxwood bush. It did not
.promote corporal punishment.
There were two things about the
^boxwood border that none who are
Acquainted with it will ever forget;
?its dark green foliage, winter and
trammer, and its persistently unpleas
ant odor. The latter isn't like that of
.birch, sassafras, sandalwood, willow,
butternut or cedar. It is more like
that of the simplocarpus fetidus-the
.kook cabbage. But the box bush
Stands np as stiff and dignified as if
'it were disseminating the perfumes of
Araby the blest
Now and then some very fine speci
mens of boxwood are found in this
country, and wherever they are they
point out a place having a history run
ning back a century-or two. These
bushes have not been clipped or oth
erwise mutilated since our grandfa
thers' days, and have grown into great
trees-that is, great for boxwood. Just
such a bush was recently sighted near
Mount Holly by a Long Island million
aire, and he paid a small fortune to
have it removed to his estate. It was
12 feet high, more than 15 feet in
diameter and with a great clump of
.day attached to its ramified roots,
weighed ten tons. It may live in its
new home, but as a rule, these grand
old box bushes resent removals after
they are a hundred years old.
A fine group of box bushes adorns
the old Elias Boudinot mansion on
N East Jersey street, Elizabeth, where
both Washington and Lafayette were
entei*tained in the old days. Four
large bushes are still flourishing on
the Stoudinger property, 353 Broad
s?reet, corner of Clay, in Newark. The
house was built in 1832, and the box
,mus1. have been planted later, but
each of the four specimens is at least
ten feet high and as many in diam
eter. Large sums have been offered
for them time and again, but have
been refused. Doubtless there are
many other fine specimens of the old
time favorite box, but a large and
shapely tree is still a valuable and
BEAUTIFUL ROSE HEDGE
'A Hedge of Hardy Roses, the Loveli
est Fence imaginable.
When the term of the old negro
preacner had expired he arose and
"Breddren, de tino am heah fo' de
selection ob yo' pastoh for anudder
yeah. All dose favorin' me io' yo' pas
toh will please say 'Aye.'"
The old preacher na-1 m?'!e himself
rather unpopular a..? th'crs waa v.o re
"H i," ae said, '.silence g:bs consent
all us. l's yo' pastoh io' anudder
Bullerton's father said: "It doesn't
matter whether it's time for it now
or not. He wants it now and he's go
ing to keep on asking for it until he
gets it. You might as well give it to
him.' So Bullerton got it.
One of Bullerton's earliest friends
relates the following anecdote. Buller
ton's father and mother were visiting
his father and mother and Bullerton
was along. At dinner Bullerton held
up his plate and requested a second
helping of pie.
"Why, Harvey!" exclaimed his
mother. "You shouldn't ask for
things. That's very naughty and im
"They wouldn't know I wanted it if
I didn't ask," said Bullerton.
That. Bullerton's boyhood friend
said, w,as perfectly true, especially;
considering the size of the first help
ing and the extent of the meat courses
that he had previously consumed. |
It was a more commendable appli
cation of the principle when on leav
ing school he asked the president of
the local bank for a position as as
sistant cashier. It is probable that
he would have got the position if he
could have demonstrated his fitness
for it. Falling to do so, he asked for
a job as office boy-and he got that
Inside of two weeks it occurred to
him that three dollars a week was an
insufficient wage. He asked for five
dollars and there again he proved the
soundness of his policy. They gave
him $3.50 and promised him four dol
lars at the end of the month If he
could show that he was worth it. But
they got tired of being asked for
raises after a while and let him go.
Then Buiierton went to the city and
disappeared As the years passed it
became generally urderstood around
the little town through the medium of
his parents that Bullerton was doing
When he came back one summer on
a visit his appearance seemed to bear
out the report. He certainly looked
prosperous. One of the envious fel
lows of the town said that Bullerton
must have asked a tailor for credit
and got it; but no one paid any atten
? tion to that slur on a rising young
When Bullerton had been home a
I week there was a meeting of the town
I council, at which he appeared and, on
j the part of the Bellevue Construction,
i Investment and Improvement company ,
I of New Jersey, asked for a franchise
j for an electric street railway. No
j body knew who or what the company
I was. Nobody seemed to care. The
bank president who had given Buller
j ton his start in life was then presi
I dent of the council. He was perfect
ly satisfied with Bullerton's vague as
surance that the company was com
posed of men of unimpeachable flnan
. cial standing, whose names Bullerton
. was not at liberty to mention, so the
rest of the council were satisfied, too,
j and gave Bullerton what he asked for.
Thon Bullerton asked fer desk room
[ in the bank. He asked for options on
: property along the proposed lines of
i the railroad. He asked for the assist
j ance of the editor of the local paper. ?
I He got them all.
Soon he left for the city, having j
first disposed of his options at a j
ridiculous sacrifice to business men of |
the town who, with the assistance of j
the local paper, awoke to the almost
assured fact that the town was on the
eve of a great boom. Thon the news
came that the Bellevue Construction.
Investment and Improvement corn
had sold its franchise to a great
capitalist and prices of real estate
went up. Shortly after that the cap
italist visited the town and seemed
somewhat disappointed. The railway
is not built yet.
It would have been no surprise to
the town after that to learn that Bul
lerten had married 'he daughter of a
millionaire or had been appointed am
bassador to Great Britain. The old
people died in course of time, so there
Tas no longer any news of him.
Finally one of the citizens of the
town who had occasion to visit th:
city resolved to look him up. He did
so-in financial circles more particu
larly. Strange to say, Bullerton
seemed to bc unknown. His name did
not even appear in the city directory,
so the citizen naturally concluded thal 'J
r'T old townsmen ,,0'i sought a large: [l
field for his activities.
He was on his way to the railway
station to take thc train home when a
man in shabby clothes and with a
week's growth ci beard touched his
"Pardon me," said this man. "Ycv
are a stranger lo me and it may seem
a liberty that I take, but I find myself
in a pecuniary embarrassment and ir'
you could favor me with the loan of 25
cents I should appreciate it."'
There was something familiar in thc
voice. The cith.cn, looking more
closely at the man, recognized Buller
He said he was never more sur
prised in his life. But, after all, cheek
is not evervtblnsr.
Supposed ft Had Settled.
"Wi think," wrote the manufac
turer? of printing machinery, "that ii
is about time you were paying some
thing on the prest: you bought of us
It is now almost a year since yoi
got it. '
"I wasn't aware that I ov.-od yo
anything," answered the owner of th?
String! s ?vn Bazoo. "You told m
when I ordered the press that i
would pay tor itself ia six mouths.''
New Through Sleeping Car.
Between Aiken and New York,
Washing:.on, Baltimore, Phil
adelphii, effective November
23, 1915 on the Angosta Spe
cial Via Southern Railway.
Lv Aiken 1:45 p m
IJ</ Trenton 2:2.5 p m
Ar Washing 7:00 a m
Ar Baltimore 8:32 a m
Ar Philadelphia 10:50 a m
Ar Kew York 12:57 p. m
Drawing Room, State Room anil
)pen Section Sieel Electric Lighted
Deeping Cars? Dining Car Service
'\>r All Meals. For ret>ervaticns
nd information, apply to
J A. TOWNSEND,
Ticket Agent, EdgehYld, S. C.
should be "nipped in the
bud", for if allowed to run
unchecked, serious results
may follow. Numerous
eases of consumption, pneu
monia, and other fatal dis
I eases, can be traced back to
a cold. At the first sign of a
cold, protect yourself by
thoroughly cleansing your
system with a few doses of
the old reliable, vegetable
Mr. Chas. A. Ragland, O'
Madison Heights, Va., says:
"I have been using Thed
ford's Black-Draught for
stomach troubles, indiges
tion, and colds, and find it to
be the very best medicine I
ever used, lt makes an old
man feel like a young one."
Insist on Thedford's, the
original and genuine. E-67
Make the Old Suits
We are better prepared
than ever to do first-class I
work in cleaning and press
ing of all kinds. Make your
old pants or suit new by let
intr us denn and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
Speri il attention giv ?n to La
dies' Silk Waists .ind Skirts.
Edgef?eld Pressing Club
WALLACE HARRIS, PROP.
?A3IOND BRAMO PI 1,1.8, for twenty-five
cars regarded r.:; liest,Safest, Alvrayc Reliable.
5010 BY ALL DRUGGISTS
SA EVERYWHERE SS
GEO. F. MIMS
OPT?ME T it I S T
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
We have the agency for Ford auto
?obiles ;:or the western part of Edge
eld county. There is no better car on
ne market for the money. The Ford
wners who have thoroughly tester!
nose cars will tell you that. If you
'ant a car, drop us a card and we will
all on you and demonstrate the Forr!
W. F. RUSH & CO.
PLUM BRANCH, S. C.
Having received profita
pressing obligations, is it n
home? The rigid economy 1
year has caused scores and sc
Now make the home brighti
things that are needed.
bought from leading manufa
offering solid bed-room suits
large assortment of mattresse
ROCKERS ! We hav<
like for your home, and the
RUGS AND ART SQ
us show them our large stocl
ment of rugs that we have e^
in attractive patterns.
STOVES, RANGES i
range? We can sell you on(
select from. We are also w<
will make a mistake if you d
BUGGIES and W
vehicle department. We ca
them made by manufacturen
buggies before you purchase
There is no better farm
our word for it, but ask thos
bad roads and heavy loads.
Every department of OL
making your purchases.
WANTED-A pood Jersey
milch cow, 400 pounds fattening
hogs and 100 bushels home raised
corn in trade for life insurance.
Our 15 pay life rates with annual
dividends are now lower iban your
20-pay policy. See rates below.
Open to anybody in South Carolina
E. J. NORRIS.
Age ' Life Payment
18-20 814 83 *27.08
21 15.15 '27.52
22 15.49 27.97
23 15.85 28 44
24 ie 22 28.92
25 16.61 29.43
26 17.03 29.95
27 17.46 30 50
28 17.92 31.06
.j 9 18.40 31.65
30 18.91 32.26
31 19.44 32.89
32 20.01 33.55
33 20.61 34 24
84 21.23 34.95
35 21.90 35.70
36 22.60 36.47
37 23.35 37.28
38 24.13 38.12
39 24.97 38.99
40 25.85 39.91
41 26.79 40.86
42 27.78 41 86
43 28.85 42.91
44 29.98 44. Ul
45 31.18 45.16
46 32.52 . 40.X8?
47 33.95 47.65
48 35 47 49.00
49 37.10 5U.42
50 38 83 51 91 ?j
51 40 61 53.48
52 42.51 55 14
53 44.53 58.74
54 4 0.(38 OU. 71
55 48.98 56.89
56 51 44 62 79
57 54.00 05. Ul
.>:S 50-87 67 37
59 59 87 69*.901
OU ?.-i.US "r? OU
E J. NORRIS.
S NOTICE 1
: Write me and I will explain gfe
H how I was cured in fi ur days pj|
fe?3 of a severe case of Pile of 40- ' (
years' stan:li:ur without pain, il
knife or detention from busi
gj?j ness. No one need suffer i rom
-a this disease when this humane
' cure cnn he h;id ritihr here in
-V" South Carolina.
"h il. M. JOSE,
;_. Route 4. Lamar, S. C.
ble prices for your farm products, and having paid off
ot a good time to make some needed purchases for the
:hat has been wisely practiced by many during the past
ores of persons to let their household needs go unsupplied.
er and happier by adding some new furniture and other
e have a carefully selected stock of furniture that was
cturers at a close price. Let us sell you a suit. We are
for $20.00 up. Come in to see them. We also carry a
?S and springs.
s a beautiful line of Rocking Chairs, just what you would
price is within your reach.
LIARES ! We invite the ladies especially to call and let
r. of art squares with Rugs to match. The largest assort
ier carried, all sizes and all grades. Also see our linoleums
*ND HEATERS ! Do you not need a new cook stove or
? at a very reasonable price, and have a large assortment to
ell supplied with heaters, both for wood and coal. You
o not see our stock before you make your purchase.
rA G?NS! One of our strongest departments is our
n show you a large stock of buggies to select from-all of
s that are absolutely dependable. Let us show you our
a new one this fall.
wagon made than our ''Mitchell" wagons. Do not take
e who have used them for years. They stand the test of
ir store is well supplied, and we invite you to call before
- ' '"??? ?-- IIB! MF"
J. C. LEE, President F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas.
FARMERS, MERHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Co
Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets?
Our Motto: SSE
ur Edgefield Friends
Are invited to make our store their headquarters
when in Augusta.
W f are better prepared than ever before to supply
their needs. Every, department of our large stock is
filled with stylish fall merchandise.
,11 Dry Goods we were never better stocked. Our
Shoes wi re bought from the leading rranufacturers.
Our stock ol" .Men's and Hoys* Clothing was never
We invite the ladies to see our tailored suits frrm
the largest makers of women's ready-to-wear factory in
Our Millinery Department is also filled with the
most Stylish Hats and Trimmings ever brought to Au
gusta. Do not i'ai! to call in to see us whether you
buy* or not.
?4 ?I ? g-? h .if?, P IfDy M. I V U
816-918 Broad Street .. s Augusta, Georgia