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GOOD TREE FLOWER BASKET
Latest Idea In Outdoor Ornament Will
Help Enhance Attractiveness
of AnyHMace.
A feature which has been termed
"The Tree Flower Basket" is one of
tue latest things presented in the
western part of this country for the
beautifying of the home property. The
owner of the home place knows that
almost any kind of flower holders, if
they are put to work, serve to add to
the appearance of the property. Fur
thermore, where a novelty, in the way
,of a flower basket, such as is seen In
the accompanying Illustration, is
erected., it docs more than merely
serve to enhance the attractiveness of
the place-it adds individuality to the
dwelling.
Surely this feature adds the "indi
vidual" touch to the home it adorns.
Altogether there are eight trees that
By Nailing a Few Branches of Equal
Length Around the Trunk of a Tree,
Fastening Them Together With
Wire, and Lining With Moss, an At
tractive Tree Flower Basket ls
Formed.
have been treated in this manner, these
running along the parkway beside this
home. The Idea is esiiecially valuable
-.witca a&~*i^^j?*~*???n5ir~vr*vii. Tuees
that have tau, plain trunks, for the lit
tle baskets serve to break the trunk's
plainness.
These baskets are simple in con
struction and Inexpensive. A number
of branches are cut in uniform length;
palm branches being used in this In
stance, and the length being 18 inches.
These are arranged around the tree
about three inches apart and
are held in position by wires run
around their lower ends, fastening
them tightly to the tree. A lining such
as moss is then secured for the bas
kets, after which earth is placed in
them. Flowers can then be planted In
the earth. While many kinds of flowers
may be grown in these baskets, vines
and ferns which hang down against
the trunk of the tree are very ac
ceptable.-World's Advance.
How About Your Roof?
A city may have the reputation of
being a "clean town," and its citizens
may be prone to boast of this fact,
but nearly any "clean town" would
lose self-respect if seen as the work
ers in the upper ozone view it If
your of?ce happens to be located on
one of the upper floors of a tall build
ing, take a look at your town and see
what you think of lt. Look down and
see the dirty alleys, roofs littered with
.everything from old lumber to paper,
tin cans and cheap signs. Awful, isn't
it? Now go up and examine your roof.
There must be a man .higher up, and,
too, aviators are a discriminating
class.-Building Magazine.
Neighborhood Parks Needed.
All of our cities need more small
neighborhood parks. The masses
must have breathing places and small
parks or squares best meet these re
quirements. The development of cit
ies should be controlled by the mu
nicipalities, and no tract put on the
market except a small area for a park
is first donated to the city. This ls
a justifiable hold-up. There should be
a neighborhood park within ten min
utes brisk walk of every home. All
should have an educational value for
the district school and general public,
therefore each tree or shrub should be
labeled with proper and scientific
name and country of nativity.
I -
For Next Year's Garden.
Why not start a good lot of hardy
perennials If you have a coldframe in
which to winter the plants? Any sort
of a crude frame will do; if you
haven't glass covers, boards or mats
will do. Nearly all the hardy peren
nials can be sown at, this time and
will flower next season; they simply
require some very light protection
over the winter. This is also the ac
cepted time to sow those two showy
biennials, the foxglove (Digitalis) and
cup and iaueer (Campanula). Winter
in a frame and set out In very early
spring.-Harper's Bazar.
MAKING GOOD COFFEE
CERTAIN RULES THAT WILL
HAVE TO BE OBSERVED.
Buying lt Green and Roasting It for
Oneself Is Always Advisable-?
Material Never Should Be
Placed in Tin.
Buy your coffee green and roast it
yourself. Therein lies the main secret
of the good cup of coffee. Coffee aft
er having been long roasted loses Ita
aroma and delicacy of flavor. From
ready ground or ready roasted coffee
the best results are impossible.
But if the roasting is not done prop
erly the brew may be worse than the
worst made from prepared coffee. If
roasted too much the flavor is spoiled
and the beverage injuriously affects
the digestion. To prevent the decom
position of the acid, gum and resin
in the coffee bean it is necessary that
the roasting proceed a?tformly with
out excess of heat. It it better to em
ploy a closed receptacle, which should
be shaken thoroughly about every ten
minutes to prevent scorching. It
should be removed fran the oven in
about forty-five minutia, when the
coffee is reddish brow?. An expert
can tell by the odor wfien the roast
ing is sufficient.
Real Mocha coffee-something rare
ly seen, by the was'-requires less
roasting than any other because of the
great amount of oil ia the bean. In
other coffees the dampness prevails
over the oil and the ?tcess of mois
ture disappears with the roasting.
Mocha is roasted enough when it has
a cinnamon color; other coffees
should have more of a shestnut color.
In no instance should the coffee ap
proach to blackness.
When properly roasted the coffee
should be emptied oa a stone or
marble table, taking oare to separate
the beans. The sudden contact with
the air and the cold garface arrests
the evaporation of the essential oils.
As soon as the coffee is cooled it
should be placed in a glass Jar and
hermetically sealed. Never should it
be placed in tin. It should be used
as soon as possible after roasting, for
no matter how carefully kept its
aroma rapidly disappears. The best
plan therefore is to roast only enough
for one day. That insures the really
good cup of coffee.
Every housewife should have a cof
fee mill and grind the coffee just be
fore making the brew, grinding only
enough for immediate use. When you
do not use a percolator the best re
sults are obtained by not grinding too
finely. A tablespoonful of medium
ground coffee to a cup of water and
"one for the pot" is the usual rule for
making good strong coffee.
The per?ois tor hasjgpjne f "fiftf -M
r'?r'V* .Teangi HouSelra?B who wasun
certain of her skill under former
methods.
Walnut Caramel Cake.
Cream one-half cupful of butter with
two cupfuls of sugar and add the
well-beaten yolks of tour eggs. Sift
together three cupfuls of pastry flour
and three teaspoonfuls of baking pow
der and add to the mixture alternate
ly with one cup of milk. Flavor
with one teaspoonful of vanilla, add
one cupful of floured and chopped wal
nut meats, then fold in the stiffly
beaten whites, bake m a loaf and
cover with caramel frosting.
Caramel Frosting.-Boil three-fourths
cupful of thin cream, one-half cupful
of sugar and one tablespoonful of
caramel and flavor with one teaspoon
of vanilla. To mako the caramel,
melt one-half cupful of sugar, stir in
gradually one-third cupful of water
and let boil up once.
Black Currant Souffle.
Have two medium sized souffle
dishes. Take two pounds of black cur
rants, add four ounoes sugar, two
spoonfuls of water. Cook .to extract
the Juice and press through a fine
sieve. Melt one ounce of white leaf
gelatin and add, and then whip in
half a pint of thick cream. Place in
dishes and fill, so that when the pa
per is removed the souffle will be half
an inch beyond the top of the dish.
Keep on ice an hour or two before
serving, pipe, or entirely cover the
top with whipped cream.
Tomato Canapes.
This is a pretty luncheon dish as
well as a substantial one and easy
to make into the bargain. Slice large,
well-shaped tomatoes without peeling
them and cut slices of bread to flt.
Fry the bread and lay a tomato slice
on each piece. Sprinkle with chopped
green pepper, bits of butter and a lit
tle grated cheese, f eason well and
broil till the tomato is heated thor
oughly. Serve hot.
Nut Patties.
Beat one egg, without separating,
until light. Add gradually one cup of
powdered sugar and beat until very
light. Add five tablespoonfuls of flour,
one cupful of finely chopped nut meats,
and stir until thoroughly and smooth
ly mixed. Drop by the tablespoonful
on greased tins and bake for 15 min
utes, or until they are a light brown,
in a quick oven.
Pepper Relish.
One dozen red peppers, one dozen
green peppers, 15 medium onions. Re
move all the stems and seeds and put
through grinder. Pour boiling water
on and let stand ten minutes, drain.
Add three cupfuls of vinegar, cupful
and a half of sugar, three tablespoon
fuls salt. Boil 15 minutes. Seal lo
small jars. Delicious witn cold meat
CONVICTS AS ROAD BUILDERS
Need for Co-Operation Between State
Hlghv/ay and State Prison De
partments ls Outlined.
"The state highway department
should hire convicts from the stato
prison department in exactly the same
way as it would hire free laborers,
and at the same price per day. Dur
ing the hours of work the men should
not be thought ol! as convicts, but sim
ply as employees of the highway de
partment. No pajment should be^n^do
for a single hour not worked and a
man discharged should be removed al
once and permanently, whilo the high
way department should have no re
sponsibility for nor authority over the
convicts at any time nor in any man
ner except to conduct their wo^e^or
to discharge them."
This need for co-operation between
the state highway and state prfeor
departments is strongly urged{ in a
report made to the New York state
highway department by David J. Shor
er, who was :ln charge of the convict
road work in Green county, New "'fork,
during the summer of 1914.
Mr. Shorer's practical experience
has demonstrated the importance of
the recommendation for co-opejation
between the highway and prison^ de
partments in conducting convict road
work, which the national committee
on prisons arad prison labor has ad
vocated for a number of years and has
been instrumental in embodying-into
the laws of the state of West Vir
ginia.
The work in Green county, New
York, was carried on under most dif
ficult condition's. The men arrived at
the camp before the organization and
equipment were completed. They
were sent there without regard to
their suitability for the work and al
most one-fourth were totally unfit and i
had to be returned to the prison. Ar-1
rangements for feeding the men were j
unsatisfactory, while winter made effi- !
clent work impossible fully two .weeks !
before they were removed from the j
camp.
In spite of these difficulties Mr. !
Shorer reports that, taking the 60 con-1
victs who were retained at the camp,.
and comparing them with 51 civilians j
also working at the camp, the con-1
victs averaged better than the civil
Improved Road in New York.
ians and as good as any ordinary con
tract gang.' Under proper conditions
he maintains there will be no difficulty
in using convicts for this type of work
with good results for the money ex
pended.
The national committee on prisons
and prison labor calls special atten
tion to this report and its conclusion
that two factors are essential to the
success of convict road work. Re
sponsibility for administration must
be placed in the hands of those com
petent to meet it, and the men en
couraged through a system of rewards
so that they feel they have something
to gain through good work.
LOSS CAUSED BY ROAD THIEF
Farmer Forced to Haul Small Loads
and Deprives Him of Opportunity
to Sall Products.
The bad-road thief forces you to
haul small loads; drive slowly;
wrench and twist the life out of your
horse, harness and vehicle, often
breaking and damaging the latter un
til great and expensive delays are
occasioned. It also steals your oppor
tunity to dispose ol! your farm when
you wish to sell, for no man will pay
as much for a farm bordered by a
poor road system as he will for one
with a well-kept highway, and some
will not buy a farm at all when the
road system is poor. The loss of
time and money, where the above
named conditions exist, makes lt im
perative that you open all the drain
ditches along the road, drag this si
lent, notorious thief to death with the
King road drag.
Built Up Rural Communities.
What we need is good roads and
modern homes. Help the farmers se
cure these and you will do more to
ward building up the rural communi
ties than any other two things.
Dangerous Road.
A road .is a road-but when it is
a high, narrow grade with steep sides
and a fiat surface, it is a poor road and
a dangerous one.
Brings Farms Nearer Town.
A farm ten miles from town on a
hard road is nearer than a farm five
miles from town on a soft road.
Learn to Make Roads.
We sied more men out learning
how to make roads than locating
routes to make them on.
?
The Perfection Completes
Your Shaving Outfit
TOUCH a match-the Perfection
glows in response. In five min
utes the bathroom is as warm as
toast
Why endure cold, damp and chilly
weather when this inexpensive
little portable fireplace is always
ready to make things cozy and
warm in bedroom, bathroom-all
over the house.
The Perfection is clean, convenient eas
ily carried wherever you want it. Ten
hours of comfort from a gallon of ofl.
It is smokeless and odorless. ODS ts noth
ing when not in use but is always ready
to make your house the home of cheer.
Use Aladdin Security Oil or Diamond
White Oil to obtain best results in Oil
Stoves, Lamps and Heaters.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
(N?w Jertey)
BALTIMORE
Waihin<ton. D. C
Norfolk. Va.
Richmond. Va.
Look for the
Triangle
Trademark.
Sold in many
styles and sizes
at all hardware
and general
St?res, and
wherever you
see the Perfec
tion Cozy Cat
Poster.
Highett award Panama
Paci&c Exposition
Charlotta, N. C
CbarUrton, V/. Va.
Charlottes S. C.
I PR-PUR - PER
PERFECTION
FRI
THE FARMERS BANK OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Capital and Surplus Profits.$120,000.00
Total Assets Over.$400,000.00
STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN DEPOSITORY
Does a General Banking Business. Offers its Services to You as a Safe
Guardian and Depository for Your Money.
Invest in One of Our Certificates of Deposits Bearing Interest.
It is a better investment for you than a mortgage of real estate.
You do not have to consult an attorney about titles. It does not shrink
in value like lands and houses. You do not have to insure a'gainst fire.
Finally you do not have to employ an attorney to foreclose to get your
money. You can get your interest and principal the day it falls due.
Safety is the First Consideration in Placing Your Earnings.
VOTAN TEA
The Tea of
Marked Distinctiveness
A reason for it being handled by us
exclusively
Penn & Holstein
FARM LOANS!
Long-Term Loans to Farmers a Specialty.
Your farm land accepted ad security WITHOUT ENDORSER or
other COLLATERAL. Unlimited funds immediately available in d?
nominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1892.
JAS. FRANK & SON, Augusta, Ga.
4
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills, Engines. Boilers,
Supplies and Repairs, Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files. Belts
and Pipes, WOOD SAWS
and SPLITTERS.
GINS and PRESS REPAIRS
Try LOMBARD
AUGUSTA, GA.
FIRE
INSURANCE
Go to see
Harting '
&
Byrd
Before* insuring elsewhere. We
represent the Ue.;t old line com
panies
Harting & Byrd
At the Farmers Bank, Ed?eOeld
Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1915, to
the 15th day of March, 1916.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1915,
and December 31st, 1915.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 31st, 1915, the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid on or before Feb
ruary 1st, 1916, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent., and
five per cent, from the 1st of March to
the 15th of March, after which time all
unpaid taxes will be collected by the
Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1915 are
as follows:
For State purposes 7 Mills
" Ordinary County 6 "
" Cons. School Tax 3 "
" Bacon School District 4 "
" Edgefield School District 5 "
" Long Cane S. D. 3 "
^_TiJ?e.Tt3L??ill S. D. 3 "
J" Johnston S. DT ?' "V-$V
" Collier's S. D. 3 "
" Flat Rock S. D. 4 "
" Elmwood S. D. No. 8 2 "
" Elmwood S. D. No. 9 2 "
" Elmwood S. D. No. 30 2 "
" Hibler Township 3 "
" P. Branch S. D. 5 "
" White Town S. D. 4 "
" Trenton S. D. 5 "
" Ward Township 2 "
" Moss Township 3 "
" Parksville S. D. 4 "
" Modoc S. D. 2 "
" Oak Grove 3 "
" Red Hill S. D. 4 "
" Antioch S. D. 2 "
" Shaw Township 4 "
" Talbert Township 2 "
"RR Bonds Wise T'sp 114 "
"RR Bonds Pickens 3 "
"RR Bonds Johnston 3 "
"RR Bonds Pine Grove 12 "
"RR Bonds Blocker (portion] 12 "
"RR Bonds Elmwood 12 "
"RR Bonds Elmwood
" Pickens 3 "
" Edgefield sch'l bldg. 2 "
Town of Edgefield
Corporation purposes 10 "
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years except
those exempt by law are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capita
tion tax of 50 cents each is to be paid
on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2 commutation tax or
work six days on the public roads. As
this is optional with the individual, no
commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Tresa. E. C.
Southern Railway
Premier Carrier of the South
Passenger train schedules, effec- *
ti ve October 24, 1915.
Trains arrive from
No. Time
108 Augusta, Trenton 8:20 a m
130 Columbia, Trenton 9:40 a m
110 Aiken, Augusta 3:00 p m
106 Columbia, Augusta 8:30 pm
Trains depart for
No. Time
109 Trenton, Columbia 7:20 a m
129 Trenton, Augusta 9:45 a m
131 Aug-Columbia-Aiken 11:45 a m
107 Augusta, Columbia 7:30 p in
Schedules published only as in
formation and are not guaranteed.
For further information apply
to
J. A. TOWNSEND,
Ticket Agent
Edgefield. S. C.
?!t?8 THE COUGH. CURES THE LUNGS.

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