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NEED FOR CSTY j PLANNING
United States Might Well Take a Les
son From German Builders Who
Have Studied the Work.
The marked advance in thought
about city planning is indicated by
the reception accorded the report o?
the New York commission on build
ing districts and restrictions. Ten
years ago the suggestions made in
that report would have been regard
ed as highly revolutionary and head
ing straight for Socialism.
For one thing the report recom
mends the establishment of a "zcne
system," a method long ago adopted
in Germany, and a plan long needed
In American cities. The economic
waste, the upsetting of realty values,
the disturbance of the city's fiscal sys
tem, involved in the growth of every
thriving American city has been self
evident. This has been brought about
by the incursion of factories into old
residential districts, lowered values, a
boom in another section, and then the
same story over again, with homes al
ways just one jump ahead of the fac
City experts abroad provided for
that by assigning factories to certain
zones, and homes to others. In only
a few cities in this country has any
such restriction been attempted.
New York has other problems to
face from which Washington was hap
pily freed by an unusual foresight.
The skyscraper menace we have
avoided. But New York blocks have
suffered from the incursion of one
high building, then others so built
that the early ones had light and air
cut off, and their presence resulted in
the bottom dropping out of values in
the rest of the block.
Fortunately limited height and
courtyard provisions already have a
plaoe in the building laws of most
cities. The one feature in the New
York commission's report that should
appeal to most American cities is the
establishment of zones for industries
and other zones for homes.
CITY TO ADVERTISE ITSELF
Mayor of Philadelphia Wants to Spend
Half a Million Dollars on a
Mayor Smith hopes to make Phila
delphia one of the most widely known
cities in the world as an industrial and
commercial center, with a splendid
port for foreign trade and unexcelled
railroad communications to every part
!-5f The c??ntry^ccordi?g ld H? Fhil
Tee mayor will advertise tho city
on a scale never before contemplated.
He will ask for an appropriation of
$500,000 as soon as the money can
be provided for carrying out his plan.
Tte mayor hopes to establish either
a bureau of publicity in ore of the de
partments or a new department of
publicity. A suggestion was made to
the mayor at a luncheon given recent
ly by the Poor Richard club as to the
value of advertising the city, and he
promised to consider the project. An
nouncing that he would recommend
tie plan to the city legislators, he said
that the appropriation would go into
the newspapers, magazines and other
publications-in other words, into
printer's ink-where it would do the
The campaign of advertising is to in
form the merchants and manufactur
ers of the world of the advantages of
dealing with the world's greatest work
shop. The mayor said the expenditure
would be a municipal investment that
would return the principal with high
Looking Always to the Future.
An old-fashioned way of looking at
the city's situation is expressed by au
Indianapolis newspaper, which says:
"A city's physical improvements, of
whatever sort, have definite value to
the city and its property, calculable in
dollars and cents. They facilitate busi
ness and make living conditions more
pleasant. In that way they are an as
set for residents and property owners
and act also as an inducement to per
sons on the outside to come and make
their homes here.
"Indianapolis ranks favorably with
the most progressive cities of its class
in breadth and. organic character of
park improvements. The parking of
waste land among some of the smaller
streams and on Fall creek has given
an impetus to values of property ad
jacent to these improvements. The
day is not remote when barren areas
along these streams will be most at
tractive residence sections."
Yellow Ginger Lilies.
It is now time to prepare beds for
tropical plant-.. Stir the soil deeply
and incorporate, by several spadings,
a generous supply of thoroughly rot
ted stable manure. When planting
do not forget to have a clump of one
of the yellow ginger lilies. It is the
best of several species and may be
asked for under the name of Hedy
chium Gardnerianum. Plant in a
warm sunny spot and keep well sup
plied with water and you ay be re
warded with .?pikes six or eight inches
long of fragrant yellow flowers of
dainty form, as may be seen in th?
illustration on this page.
(Copyright, 1916, by the McClure News
Elizabeth Yeaton laughed as she
walked around the beech tree and ex
amined the markings on its trunk
two hearts pierced by an arrow and
encircled by the legend, "Pansies for
thoughts, rosemary for remembrance."
"Were we ever so foolish as that?"
she asked herself. Then the laugh
died in a sigh as she walked on, push
ing her way through the tangle of
ragweed that obstructed her path. Be
low her. Cabin branch rippled with a
soft murmur,. Everywhere were mem
ories and mingling with them a soft,
clear whistle, once so familiar a
sound it occasioned no surprise when
she reached the farm gate to see a
man stretching out a hand to open it.
"I thought, you would come," he said
quietly. "The years have made no
change in you. You are not one day
older. Your eyes are sparkling and
your mouth has the same adorable
kink at the corners that-"
He came through the gate and stood
beside her. "You received my let
"No. Did you write?"
"Then I owe my good luck to Provi
dence. I asked you to meet me here.
But ? had hoped for a different recep
tion. Elizabeth, won't you give me a
word of welcome?"
"I have first to forget years of ab
sence and silence." she said slowly.
She smiled at him with unconcerned
eyes. "What, have you been doing all
the years you have forgotten friends
"Working hard. I wanted a "home.
When I needed recreation I cultivat
ed flowers. You should see my gar
"That would indeed be pleasant.
And your wife?" she asked courte
"You are still an adept at fencing,
Elizabeth," he interrupted. "Are we
to continue the same old game?"
"I do not understand. We are too
old to play pussy wants a corner and
hide and seek. Those are the only
games I remember. Perhaps I will
recall others later on," she said.
"It will be pleasant to rummage
among old memories," he laughed
shortly, "but at present I am interest
ed in knowing when you received my
"They rever reached me. But a
home suggests a wife, doesn't it?"
"Not necessarily. The purchase
was the result of a settled purpose.
May I trespass upon your hospital
ity? For the first time in year6 I can
treat myself to a short vacation."
"You are most welcome," she re
plied cordially. "You have been sad
its first note of friendliness. I was
beginning to feel homesick. Eliza
beth, will you let me give you lessons
in gardening during my stay?"
She threw back her head and
laughed heartily. "It would be
wasted effort. Plants never thrive
for me, so I leave the borders to
"Perhaps you have never tried hard
enough. I want to talk and I am
curious. Aie you really as indiffer
ent tbrut chat letter as you would
have rae believe?"
"I had forgotten it"
"Then, I presume, since the letter
is so easily forgotten, memory will
be at fault in regard to several things
I have been hoping you would remem
"I remembered you," she replied
pleasantly. "Ten years is long to
keep one in mind, especially-"
"When one tries hard to be forgot
She brushed the litter from her
dress, a here was a finality in the
movement that made him stretch out
a detaining hand.
! "Don't go. It is very pleasant here
even if I am disappointed in the
warmth of my greeting, and I do so
wish to tell you of my garden."
She shook her head even as she
paused, "I am afraid you ride an old
man's hobby. Come to the house and
tell me in the firelight. The air is
"No. I must tell it here." He hesi
tated a barely perceptible instant. "It
is a hobby. Dear, you should see my
beds of pansies and rosemary."
The color flared into her face. "You
had prepared me for a garden of or
chids, but even old-fashioned flowers
can be an outlet for surplus energy.
You always did throw yourself body
and soul into whatever you undertook
"Why not, Elizabeth? This is Mon
day. I must be in my office Thursday
morning. Importaut business requires
my attention, else I would remain
here and begin at the beginning of
things. Ten years is a long time, but
you have never been absent from my
thoughts. I would have written, but
there was nothing to say. I had noth
ing to offer you. The best I could do
was to work for a home for you. It
has takan me ten years. Will you ac
cept it? Will you go back with me
Her eyes swept the fields. She
paused so long that the man beside
her caught his breath and grasped
the rail of the gate until his knuckles
showed white. Then she turned to
"It will be a delight to see those
old-fashioned flower borders," she
WHY ENDURE SUMMER COLDS?
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head, running ncse. To cough your
head off as it were. All yon need
do is to use Dr. Befl's Pine-Tar
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SCHOLARSHIP and ENTRANCE
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop
College and for the admission of 1
new students will be held at the
County Court House on Friday,
July 7, at 9 a. m. Applicants must
not be less than sixteen years of
ago. When Scholarships are va
cant after July 7 they will be award
ed to those making the highest
average at this examination, provi
ded they meet the conditions gov
erning the award. Applicants for
Scholarships should write to Presi
dent Johnson before the examina
tion for Scholarship examination
Scholarships are worth *100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 20, 1916. For
further information and catalogue,
Address Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock
Hill, S. C.
DR J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
FOR RENT-A five-room resi
dence near the high school. Pos
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I J. L. Mirna.
2 5. S 5
by annual dividends.
E. J. NORRIS, A?t.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COL'NTV OK EDGEFIELD.
By W. T. Kinnaid, Probate Judge.
Whereas, Mrs. Julia K. Prescott
made suit to me. to grant bet Let
ters of Administration of the estate
and effects of \V. E. Prescott, de
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said W.
E. Prescott deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Edgefield,
S. C., on the Sth day of June next,
after publication thereof, at ll
o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
Given under my Hand, this 20th
day of May, A. D., 1916.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
P. J., E. C.
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Although the lire was all around us only a
corner of our warehouse was burned. We
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Ask those who have used cereal
ite as to the results obtained. Try
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We offer for sale one thousand acres
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same grade as land in your section, in
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Total Assets Over.$400,000.00
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