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THE ETERNAL FEMININE
LBy IZOLA FORRESTER.
"Hello, hello! Yes, this is Milt. Oh!"
-Milton's tone breathed interest and
aurprise-"It's you, girlie?"
Beth turned around and stared with
wide-open eyes, listening.
"Indeed, I will-right away. Not a
blt of it. rm awfully glad to help out
He hung up the receiver and wheeled
about, looking not at Beth, but at the
"It's Mrs. Hewitt Her husband's In
Baltimore, and wired her to meet him.
End the maid's gone, and there's no
body to help her down with her suit
case. She wants me to run up to din
ner and take her to the station after
ward. You don't mind, of course,
"Who is Mrs. Hewitt?" she asked
"Why, she's a girl I knew out In
Denver, you know."
"I don't know. How old is she and
What does she look like?"
"Now, Beth"-Milton looked a blt
bored as if he hated to go into the
subject, it was so trivial-"I think we
agreed that real love ls above Jeal
ousy. This is only common courtesy.
I've known 'Girlie' Cooper-6he used
to be a Cooprr-since I was a boy at
Behool. She's about twenty-four, I
At eighteen twenty-four looks world
ly wise and experienced. Beth pursed
"I'll be back t>7 nine," added Milton.
Beth looked at him with growing
"Do you think you'll need a cushion
as a tame cat?" she inquired wither
ingly. "You needn't come back here.
Milt. She could call a taxi and go
down by herself. Of course, you can
do just as you please, but you needn't
come back here if you go carting suit
cases around for old sweethearts."
"You know, Milt, you can't deceive
de one bit." She leaned her adorable
chin on her palm and looked up at him.
"I've hean" of 'Girlie' Cooper. Mrs.
Daniels told me you were engaged to
her and perfectly wild over her five
years ago. I think it's terrible for the
man you love to have memories of
She rose suddenly and left him
standing there, expostulating.
She really did need a lesson, Milton
told himself severely. Utter lack of
faith in him was too much to bear un
All this he told himself going up to
Girlie's, all the wr.y through dinner, all
the way downtown. Girlie talked in
cessantly of Hobart her husband, of
bis congressional ambitions, his
tastes, his achievements. She was a
little, appealing sort of woman, with
big brown eyes and a wistful chin. Mil
ton found himself comparing her men
tally with Beth's beautiful clear-eyed
"You know the real reason why I
asked you to see me to the station,
Milt," She said as they entered the
taxi. "It's for Hobart's sake. I want
you to see that his new bill ls handled
fairly by the papers. You will, won't
you, Milt? I don't know myself just
what it's about but it must be a splen
did measure or he'd never take it up.
He's that type of man, you know, Milt
Just ask Miss Wharton."
"Beth?" asked Milton, alarmed,
*'what does she know about him?"
"Why, didn't you know?'' The big
brown eyes met his in surprise. "She
BE.ved his life. We've been married a
year, and it was before he met me.
She was hardly more than a child, he
told me, and they were all down at
Pinehearst for the late winter season.
I believe he was accidentally shot, and
she found him as she was riding
through the mountains and saved
"Was-was he in love with her?"
asked Milt feebly. "Quite romantic,
"He was till he met me," Girlie an
swered complacently, "but he'll never
destroy her pictures. He's got forty
snapshots of her, I do believe, taken
that season. I hated her till I heard
you were going to marry her."
The next morning, Beth met him,
radiant and ready for their usual walk
in the park.
"I'm so sorry, dear," she said, "but
you knoW you would go. I know wom
en are perfect cats, and she only want
ed to tell you about Hobart and me;
so I tried to keep you from going. I
refused him about ten tunes, Milt, and
I'm not one bit jealous of her."
Milton stared thoughtfully at the
spring vista ahead of them. And he
had feared to wound her, had wanted
to teach her a lesson.
"Why didn't you tell me you knew
him?" he asked.
"I never even thought of him. Don't
you know, Milt," her voice was strong
with faith, "when the real big love
i comes into your life it seems to
Just sweep away everything else. Be
sides, I didn't want you to know I waa
-er--lobbying. Isn't that what you
call it? The woman's club I belong
to is behind a bill, something about
fountains at street corners, and we
wanted him to present it, so I wrote tc
him about it and it comes up tomor
row. Aren't you glad, dear? If you
only could get something into the pa
pers about it, I'd love you for it, Milt.'
Milton gloomed at the landscape
realizing for the first time in his life
1 the underlying power of the eterna
"I'll try," he promised.
(Copyright, 1916, by the McClure NewBpa
PRETTY GIRLS AND OTHERS
After All, the One Who Is "Nice" Ia
Apt to Be the Most Popular
We all know the old joke of the
pretty girl who is presented aa saying
to the homely girl, "lt's too bad not to
be good-looking, isn't lt?" and the
homely girl's response: "Yes, because
one has to be nice, and that's hard;
did you every try it?"
Of course we enjoy the reply, espe
cially as we know how much greater
the impression that is made by being
nice, the Milwaukee Journal observes.
The pretty girl who doesn't think this
necessary is away behind the homely
girl who has really learned to be what
we describe so satisfactorily and in
definitely by the word "nice."
But do we ever think of this as one
of the definite accomplishments of life
that can be acquired, not so easily per
haps as a knowledge of algebra or his
tory, but Just as surely? Every day
we meet someone, often several per
sons, whose lives exemplify the beauty
of being nice. Very soon we learn
to know them and we are ready almost
without thinking to go a little out of
the way to see that we do meet them.
They are not all homely girls; some
of them are pretty, and many of them
aren't girls at all. Most of them al
ways seem to be "niee" by nature.
. But anyone with an atom of Justice in
I his reasoning knows that at some time
and probably often, there has come
to these persons who make life bright
er the question, "Does it pay?" Maybe
they never really proved that it did
That doesn't matter so much, for
they have kept on with the cheery
look, the pleasant greeting, the friend
liness and graciousness that are the
world's greatest Joy bringers. And
that le enough to make them far Detter
remembered and far more beloved
than if they had been named the reign
ing beauties of their day.
LAZIEST OF ALL THE BIRDS
Feathered "Weary Willie" Sleeps All
Day and Absolutely Refuses to
Go After Food.
Laziest of birds is the frogmouth.
He sleeps all day, and instead of flying
about in search of food he sits still on
a limb and literally waits for the in
sects to come and feed him. He's
such a sound sleeper that you can
knock him off his perch with a club
and he'll not wake up. He inhabits
the islands of the Indian ocean and
He's about the size of the whippoor
will and gets his name from his wide
mouth, which also serves as his insect
trap. Too lazy to fly for his food, like
other birds, he crawls along the limb
of a tree, opening his wide mouth and
snapping it shut, catching what flies
and gnats come within his range. j
At night he's found perched with
his mate on the roofs of houses, on
fences or stumps. Only after the sun
goes down does he show any inclina
tion to move about. All day he sits,
feet glued to the limb of a gum tree,
indifferent to rain, tropical sun or the
call of the woods.
One species of frogmouth has tufts
of hair rising from the top of his head
Birds Cannot Understand Glass.
It has been frequently noticed that
no wild bird can understand the prop
erties of glass, and great numbers,
ranging in size from a pheasant to a
titmouse, are killed by flying against
the windows of country houses.
If a room possesses a large mirror
reflecting the view seen through an
open window birds are particularly lia
ble to be deceived, and especially if
frightened into thinking that they can
fly through lt
Sparrow hawks will sometimes
chase their intended victims into
strange places. Some years ago
a member of this species pursued a
small bird through the open window
of a railway carriage in motion. In
its blind determination- to secure the
panting fugitive it entangled its claws
in the meshes of the hat rack and was
ignominiously slain by an astonished
passenger with an umbrella.
Before and After.
The members of the club were tell
ing yarns when a quiet man in the
corner was asked to contribute.
"Well," said he, "I once entered a
restaurant where they weigh you be
fore eating and then after eating, and
then charge you by weight. I
got a good feed and was charged
five shillings. The next time I went
I took in my pocket bricks, weights,
old iron and such like. I was weighed
and then went upstairs and had a ban
quet three times as big as the last.
After getting rid of the ballast I went
down and was weighed again, but they
couldn't make it out."
"Couldn't make what out?" asked
the club members.
"Why," answered the quiet man,
"they owed me four-and-tuppence."-?
The young bride was doing the fam
ily marketing for the first time. She
stopped at the fish stall and looked
over the array of sea food.
"All perfectly fresh, mam'am," said
the dealer, ingratiatingly.
"Oh, dear," exclaimed the bride.
"That's what everybody says. I wish
I could find some stale fish. You see,
my husband ha3 indigestion, and the
doctor won't even let him eat fresh
bread. I'm sure fresh fish would be
even worse for him.1'
Edgef?eld County Fair
WILL BE HELD
November 1, 2, 3
Begin now to plan your exhib
its for every Department
The grounds and buildings are already
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ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
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Capital and Surplus Profits.$120,000.00
Total Assets Over- -.$400,000.00
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F all the unhappy homes
not one in a hundred has a bank
account and not one home in a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish to
put it oif any longer, when it is such a simple, easy
matter to start a bank account.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard. Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen.
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When your cars are in need of repairs bring them to
our shop, where they will receive the atten
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All work done with dispatch and only the best
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Edgefleld Auto Repair Shop
J. T. MIMS, Jr., Proprietor
Ready for 1916
I have had my entire ginnery thoroughly overhauled
and am ready to serve the people, giving entire satis
tion in quantity and quality of lint.
I pay the highest market price for seed, and give my
personal attention to my ginnery and seed business.
R. T. HILL
Notice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, J. H. Allen has made
application unto this Court for Fi
nal Discharge as Administrator in
re the Estate of Ina C. Holland de
ceased, on this the 5th day of Sep
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause before
me at my office at Edgefield Court
House, South Carolina, on the 9th
day of October, 1916, at ll o'clock
a. m., why said order of Discharge
should not be granted.
W. T. Kinnaird,
J. P. E. C., S.C.
Sept. 5, 1G1?-4t.
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