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A nan without ambition is like a
busted bank, all building and no assets.
The resourcefulness of today is the
outcome of experience with thc odds of
When it seems hard to find some
thing for dessert try this:
Peach Melba. - In a
sherbet cup place a cone
of ice cream on top the
half of a canned peach,
over this pour a table
spoonful of raspberry si
rup, stick four sweet
wafers around the side of
the cup and serve.
in a little butter circular
pieces of sponge cake until delicately
brown. Drain canned peaches and
place with a tablespoonful of butter in
a saucepan over the heat, add a grat
ing of nutmeg and a few, drops of lem
on juice. When hot serve on the hot
circles of cake.
Add a little cooked rice to the meat
loaf. It will make it go farther, add
to the llavor and slice in neat slices
either hot or cold.
When roasting beef sprinkle the top,
while roasting, with finely minced
onion, it adds to the flavor of both
meat and gravy.
To make a truly elegant dish of
roast leg of lamb, roast with a sprin
kling of chopped onion or onion juice
mixed with lemon juice, using a tea
spoonful of onion and half a lemon,
S.iread the leg with a thin coating of
jelly, * ither currant or gooseberry, and
baste while roasting.
Paper Gingersnaps.-Boil a cupful
of molasses five minutes, add a tea
spoonful of soda, a half cupful of lard
and a tablespoonful of ginger. Cool
and stir in flour enough to roll very
thin. Bake in a hot oven.
Tomato Marmalade.-Take a cup
ful of pulp, that is strained tomato
through a sieve to remove the seeds,
add one and a half cupfuls of sugar,
the juice of a lemon, a half teaspoon
ful cf the acid that comes in the pack
age with acidulated gelatin, a half
teaspoonful of ginger and a little all
spice. Cook until thick. Serve with
A delicious dish with corn is pre
pared with a layer-of tomatoes and a
layer of corn, seasoned with salt, pep
per, onion juice and covered with but
tered crumbs. Bake until well heated
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It ain't never no use puttin' up your
umbrella 'till it rains.-Mrs. Wiggs.
It is better to make a thousand mis
take?, and ?ufIVr a thousand revers??
than to run away from the battle.
Henry Van Dyke.
THINGS WORTH KNOWING.
Those who have tried it say that an
oyster buried near the root of a fern
will cause it (the fern)
to grow like magic.
A few drops of turpen
tine, four, or five, on a
lump of sugar when ene
feels a cold coming on
will surely dispel it.
A small drawer mad?
to flt under the seat of
a sewing chair is a won
derful convenience to
the busy housekeeper.
Cook your mutton in a little vine
gar and wa'er and you, will have a
gamey piece of venison.
When using a lemon for a cold heat
It in the oven and it will make a
better remedy and you will have more
A safety-razor blade is the handiest
ripper one can have. Cover with a
small leather sheath when not in
Steel wool in several sizes makes
a fine article for cleaning. Use it in
place of sandpaper or a scrubbing
Beet juice to color frosting makes
a lovely color when one wishes red
Dip a cloth in whiting to clean
finger marks and soiled spots on wood
When a soup is too salty soak a piece
of bread in .it and remove the bread.
The better way is to season carefully
by measurement and taste the food
Pork chopped or put through the
meat chopper and added to beans is a
favorite way of serving the time-hon
ored baked beans.
When very tired He flat on the back
and elevate the feet on two pillows
piled one above the other. Fifteen
minutes will prove the value cf this
When making head cheese save the
water in which the head is cocked,
as it is rich in gelatin. Add it to
the cheese and it will go farther and
cut in nice slices.
Fasten a large-sized fastener and
snap to each pair of hose. When they
come from the laundry they may be
snapped together and hose are never
. STAGGERING LGSS
Would Cut Farmers' Prices, Stop In
dustry And Face Cities With
New York.-On one point related to
the demands of the unions of train
service employes for a heavy increase
in wages the sentiment of the general
public has been expressed in no un
certain terms. That is on the ques
tion of a strike.
Declarations have come from every
quarter that an interruption of trans
portation will not be tolerated by the
public, but will call forth drastic ac
tion. The enormous injury to the
country that would result from a na
tion-wide strike of train service em
ployes is discussed by a writer in
the March National Magazine, from
which the following extract is taken:
What such a strike would mean to
the American people cannot Le set
forth in mere facts and figures, lt
can be dimly imagined by those who
realize what an intimate and vital
part railway transportation plays in
every industrial activity of the coun
There is scarcely a person in any
part of the land who would not be
immediately affected if the millions
of busily turning wheels on our
nearly three hundred thousand miles
of railway were to stop for a singie
day. If the tie-up continued for a
week, the blow to the industry of
the country would be greater than
that caused by any panic of recent
history. To the big cities of the coun
try, and particularly to the cities of
the eastern seaboard it would mean
a cutting off of the food supplies that
would place the inhabitants virtually
in a state of siege. In the case of
many food products these cities do
not carry on hand a stock sufficient
to feed their people for more than a
week, and in the case of some, such
as milk and fresh vegetables, supplies
are. replenished daily. The stoppage
of transportation, therefore, would
mean suffering and want to these city
dwellers, and if continued for long
would threaten many of them with
To the farmers of the country a
general railroad strike would be a
catastrophe, only less serious. Cut
off from his market, the farmer could
not move his produce, and the price
of grain and other staples would be
quickly cut in two, which the market
value of more perishable articles
would disappear entirely. The great
industrial plants of the country would
soon l?e forced to close down follow
in? the declaration of a strike be
cause they could not obtain supplies
needed for their operation, nor could
th?y ship their finished products to
market. Their plants would soon be
idle, and millions of men would bc
thrown out of work. With the in
come of practically every class of
citizens either seriously cut down or
suspended entirely, merchants would
transact little business, because there
would be few purchasers. In short,
The industrial activities of the whole
countrv would be virtually palsied
from the moment the railroads ceas
ed to operate.
Might Just As Well Ask Country To
Return To Sailing Boats
And Ox Carts
Washington, D. C.-To the public
that pays every dollar of the railroad
bill (ar.d forty-five cents of every dol
lar paid for transportation is for
wages? the leaders of the four
brotherhoods of railway employees,
who are demanding increased pay,
say: "All the railroads have to do
to meet our demands for higher
wages is to shorten their trains, move
freight more rapidly, and escape the
penalty of overtime wages.-'
The fallaby of'this statement, which
is the last-ditch argument used in
support of the demand for increased
wages, is well shown in the following
editorial which appeared in the
Washington, D. C. Times of April 19,
under the heading . "A Mad Freight
"Everybody in the ranks of the
general public will agree with the
railway managers that the campaign
which the railway workers are wag
ing, particularly in the west, for short
er trains, while at the same time de
manding higher pay and fewer hours
of work, is of all possible claims the
most preposterous. Indeed, in econom
ics it is an ideal little short of mad.
"The railroads have spent hun
dreds of miiions of dollars lowering
grades, eliminating sharp curves,
ballasting roadbeds and putting in
heavy rails, so that powerful loco
motives, larger cars, and longer trains
could be handled in one movement.
If this object had not been achieved
railway wages never could have been
advanced to the point at which they
already have arrived and traffic rates
never could have been held down
where they are today without the
whole railroad system of the United
States beine made a financial wreck.
"Any child can see that if, after
the principal railroads of the coun
try have been reconstructed to haul
the heavier tonnage in mass, you cut
every freight train in half, the cost
of operation must be increased stu
pendously, with two locomotives
where one now does, with two engi
neers where one now does, with two
firemen where one now does, with
two conductors where one now does,
with virtually two whole train crews
where one now does, not to speak of
the new equipment and the new ter
minal facilities that would be needed.
"This proposal is not essentially
different from urging that the world
go back from the steamships of to
day to the sail barks of centuries
ago, from the railroads themselves
to the stage coaches and ox carts of
the past. It is like suggesting that
the farmer himself drive his wagon
load of produce in small lots day af
ter dey ta the distant market of the
citv instead of loading it in bulk into
freight cars and shipping it all at
cc oe by rail."
Never a life that was carve' L. pain
That cannot be kissed Into smiles
The secret of happiness ls never to
allow your energies to stagnate.
the methods of accurate
measurement d o
not seem impor
tant. When our
cooks begin to
learn that cooking
is an exact sci
ence, there will be
less said about
"luck" in cooking.
The '"hit or miss" methods of measure
ments are the cause of poor results.
Cooks as well as other workmen
should have good tools to work with
if they expect to realize success.
There are standard spoons and meas
uring cups on the market that are
full measure, and there are those
which lack from one to two table
spoonfuls in a cup. Be sure that
those you buy are full half pint cups
and spoons the standard size. Sixteen
tablespoonfuls of material will be
found in the standard measuring cup,
cirtty drops are in a teaspoon and
three teaspoonfuls fill a standard ta
In using a tablespoonful of material
it is leveled off with a knife, so is the
teaspoon and the cup. Baking powder
and soda should be free from lumps
and lightened by tossing before meas
uring. In measuring flour the average
cook takes too much by dipping it in
a cup or shaking it down when meas
uring. Flour should be sifted before
measuring, then lightly dropped into
thi cup with a tablespoon and
smoothed off with spoon or knife. In
taking tho measure for half a teaspoon
ful or any part, fill it full, level with a
knife and cut down through the center,
from thc handle to the tip, pushing
off the half, or divide in thirds by
marking the full spoon crosswise.
Directions as to combining materials
should be followed if one wants uni
formity, for thc adding of a beaten egg
to a hot soup will cause a curdled one.
Pour in a little cf the hot soup into
the egg and then it can be added to
Cabbage, if cooked in boiling salted
?rater, uncovered, will be mere digesti
ble and will net scent the house as it
?oes when cooked tightly covered.
Every man is ready to give in a. long
catalogue of those virtues he expects
to lind in the person of a friend, but
very lew of us are careful to cultivate
them in ourselves.-Budgcll.
SOME GOOD DRIED FRUITS.
When meeting an empty fruit closet
remember the delicious dishes to be
prepared from the dried
fruits always at our com
mand. Prunes are not
half appreciated. Some
foolish person in ages
past called them the
"boarding house sauce"
and it is hard to get
away from the idea that
the prune is the last re
Prunes washed and soaked over
night and stewed in the water in
which they were soaked without a bit
of sugar added are extremely whole
some and most appetizing as a break
fast dish or in combination with oth
er materials in various dishes.
Combined with apples in the propor
tion of two cupfuls of chopped apple
to one-half cupful of stoned stewed
prunes used as a top dressing to pork
chops, baked in the oven after season
ing with salt and pepper, is a dish
which once used will often be repeat
Chopped apple combined with rais
ins and used in pastry as a pie or pud
ding is another most tasty dish.
Dried apples used with molasses,
soaked over night in the molasses and
spices makes a nice fruit cake. Use
pork finely chopped for shortening.
Fig Marmalade.-Cut into pieces one
pound of figs and three pounds of rhu
barb. Add three pounds of sugar and
j the juice and grated rind of a lemon,
j mix and stand over night. In the
morning simmer for a half hour until
it looks clear, then seal.
Apricot Marmalade. - Wash five
? pounds of dried apricots. Cook BIOW
? ly in water to cover until the stones
? may be easily removed after they
1 have been soaked over night. Next
s morning cook and drain and add four
pounds of sugar and a quarter of the
water in which they were stewed.
Cook slowly until reduced to a mar
Prune Pie.-Bake a deep shell and
fill with stewed prunes put through a
colander, mixed with whipped cream.
Garnish with spoonfuls of cream
sweetened and flavored with a few
drops of almond and finish with a
shapely stewed prune, stuffed with
nuts on top of each wedge of pie.
in goodness and
in pipe satisfaction
is all we or its enthu;
astic friends ever clai
for it !
It answers every sr
or any other man (
cool and fragrant
smokeappetite that ;
it in a mighty short
Will you invest 5c c
so on the national jo
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBJ
! There are considerable losses bv
fire everywhere. Over six thousand
in ray agency daring the three and a
half months of this year already.
Nearly all of this is in the country.
Have had several fires in town, but
having many people to belo extin
guish them my town losses have not
been over ?500. OU this year. I now
??ive four good fire insurance com
panies, though they "dread the fire,"
::nd are careful and particular as to
what they insure.
What insurance they do permit
me to write, I know is good. These
companies are: The South Carolina
of Columbia, Southern Home of
Charleston, Southern Stock Fire In
surance Company and Southern Un
derwriters ol' N. C. I have known
these old line companies for years
and know they are reliable. They
all write town property, and some
of them wrrite country property
where occupied by the owners,
where not mortgaged, and where the
stove flues are of brick laid FLAT,
and the dwellings have a value suf
ficient to warrant a thousand dollars
insurance or more-say worth 82,000
and up. I could write all olasM.'s ol'
property in Mail Order companies,
but the brokers representing them
say they do not guarantee the pay
ment of policy in case of a fire.
Drop mc a card.
E. J. NORRIS.
The PRUDENTIAL still has thc
Strength of Gibraltar. In addition
to their unusually low rates, they are
now making these rates still lower
by giving extra and free annual div
idends. Besides, they give free the
disability provision, which provides
that in case you are totally disabled
you are excused from paying the
premiums, though your insurance
Do you know of anything on
earth as good as this for Life Insur
ance? No restrictions except sui
cide for the first year. No here
after except your death and the
company's check. I don't know of
anythiug in life insurance as good
We have a policy which pays
your beneficiary ?25.00 per month
for twenty years, and one that pays
the same amount as long a benefi
ciary may live.
Drop rae a postal.
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
Buildings For Sale.
I am authorized to offer for sale
the two wooden buildings on the
school grounds that were formerly
used for the graded school. Persons
contemplating . building should see
J. C. Sheppard,
Chairman of Board of Trustees j
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*m V delight, because
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filil? i 1 can t k*le y?ur tongue;
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MA Jr \F JULY 30TH, 1907"
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necUofthe wnods you drcp mto For, Prince ?! M ?g M fflfl91F?
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tin for a dime: then theres thc hand- ll }^D^W Jg!? rtUi-MftCU k
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time ! ?I ; ? :'!;': .::..=:'?-- &
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Prince Albert tidy red tin. Read
y SmOke? *."* "Patented Process" message
to>you and realize what it mean*
in making Prince Aibert so much
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Although the fire was all around us only a
corner of our warehouse was burned. We
have storage for 8,000 bales. Our office was
not touched, and our business goes on as
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Augusta, Ga. COTTON FACTORS,
THE FARMERS BANK OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Capital and Surplus Profits.$120,000.00
Total Assets Over.$400,000.00
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