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KNEW WHERE "HE WAS AF
Possum, However, Was Unable to Tell
fit of His Whereabouts, to Employer
Over the Phone.
"Whes. the late Robert Aull was park
commissioner there was a negro boy
?ailed Possum who helped around the
boathouse in Forest Park lake. Pos
sum was a mighty hunter and fisher
man, and those qualities appealed to
Colonel Aull. Sometimes Colonel Aull
and Possum took lanterns at night and
caught a mess of frogs in Forest Park.
Possum had a falsetto voice and a
vast ignorance of how to use the tele
phone. He had located several fat,
fine frogs that he thought Colonel *ull
might like to gig and he called 1 _n up
at the city hall.
The commissioner's stenographer
answered the telephone and after hear
ing Possum's shrill tenor demanding
an interview with "Mistah Aull," she
said: "There's a lady on the phone
who wants to speak to you personal
Colonel Aull went to the telephone
and said: "Well, this is Mr. Aull;
what is it, madame?"
The reply came: "Thith ith Poth
um: I want to talk to Mithta Aull."
"This is Mr. Aull. Who are you?"
"Thith ith Pothum. Don't you know
Pothum? Pothum, the nigger out at
Foreth Park. I want you to come
and meet me, and we'll get thorne
"O, all right, Possum. Where are
"Where are you?"
"I don't know what you thaid. Thith
ith Pothum. I want you to come right
out and meet me."
"All right, I'll come, but where are
"I don't know what you thaid."
Then the park commissioner, rais
ing his voice, resorted to the lan
guage of the plain people: "Where
are you at?"
"O," responded Possum, with a sigh
of relief. "Heah I ith."-St. Louis
JAVA IN HELPLESS STATE
People of Tropical Garden of the
World Are Without Ambition
The garden par excellence of the
tropic world is Java, yet intellectually
it is but a cemetery of withered hopes
and ambitions wrecked in mockery, for
over all there broods the dull fatalism
of despair-the "sufficient unto the
day" of the conquered follower of Ma
hommed. Ambition, if it exists In the
Java of today, seems powerless to
raise its people above the condition of
the Asiatic peasant, Dr. Alfred G.
Mayor writes in the Scientific Month
ly. There is no well-to-do class of na
tive artisans, and one may travel
throughout thc land and find hardly a
native shop upon whose wares the Eu
ropean may bestow a glance of admi
ration, save only for the vanishing art
of batick cloth, and the still more
moribund manufacture of the Krees.
Antlike over the whole land, in every
view, there swarms the full-faced, do
cile coolie of the soil. Measured by
standards of mortality, a source of
commercial weakness, and Java has
not always "paid," despite her con
querors' efforts to, secure as much
profit from her as7 their conscience
and the public spirit of their times
would permit. The water supply of
her countless mountain streams might
turn the wheels of many .. mill, but
Java still sends her produc' : abroad in
the form of raw materials, and the cul
tivation of cotton is not even at
The streets were crowded with Idle
miners and the city authorities, taking
advantage of the fact, had a good
amount of work done putting in sew
ers, paving streets, etc. .
Mulligan, who was not above earn
ing a little extra money whenever pos
sible, had taken over a job at digging
One morning his friend chanced to
pass him as he was laboring shoveling
"Hallo, Mulligan! What are yez
The workman leaned on his spade
and made a long pause before an
"Oh, Oi thought Oi would work just
whoile Ol was oidle, boy."
Not Creatures of the Sea.
The National museum at Washing
ton, contains a notable display of
the bones of several species of extinct
mammals which, if seen alive in the
ocean, would be called huge sea ser
pents. They were carnivorous and
their long, slender Jaws were armed
with formidable teeth. Although a
few remaining individuals of the group
may have giv-?n actual basis for the
sea-serpent scories, these extinct ani
mals were not reptiles, but mammals
which, like the whale and seal and ot
ter, had happened to evolve in an
Not Such a Fool.
"Here's a strange case," said Mrs.
Spotter to her husband. "A man
they called the town fool up in New
Hampshire died, and they weighed his
brain. It was heavier than the aver
"Is that all it says about him?"
"Yes-except that he was for many
years entirely dependent on well-to
"Huh-he was no fool. If you have
well-to-do relatives, why use your
A CLOGGED SYSTEM MUST BE
You will find Dr. King's New
Life-Pills a gentle yet effective lax
ative for removing impurities from
the system. Accumulated waste
poisons the blood; dizziness bilious
ness and pimply, muddy complex
ion are the distressing effects. A
dose of Dr. King's New Life Pills
to night will assure you a free, full
bowel movement in the morning.
At your Druggist, 25c. 3
AN EASY WAY TO RFDUCE FLESH
Drink Hot Water and Take Tascoo.
Haven't you often wished for a med
icine to reduce your flesh? Something
that does not require dieting or calis
thenics? Well, right here you have it
in 5-grain tasco tablets, which you may
secure at any drug store. They are
pleasant to take, perfectly harmless
and cause no restrictions of habit or
eating, and reduce the flesh, little by
little, until you are down to the num
ber of pounds you wish to weigh. Too
much flesh is undesirable, as most
quite stout people will readily admit,
and it detracts from one's good ap
pearance; makes one clumsy and short
There isn't any reason why anyone
should be too stout, when there's this
much-tried, perfectly satisfactory rem
edy at any drug store. Tassco tablets
(don't forget the name) are recom
mended by physicians and are guaran
teed to be perfectly harmless. Refuse
substitutes, if you can not come to
our store, we will mail tassco to you.
50c box free.
Free Tassco Coupon The Tassco Co.,
Send me by return mail a 50c box of
your wonderful obesity treatment. I
enclose 10c in silver or stamps to help
pay postage and packing.
CAN'T LOSE HAIR.
Twenty Years from Today a Baldhead
ed Man Will be an Unusual Sight.
One of the most prominent druggists
of America made a statement a few
weeks ago which has caused a great
deal of discussion among the scentists
in the medical press.
He said: ''If the new hair grower,
Mildredina Hair Remedy, increases its
sales as it has during the past year, it
will be used by nearly every man, wo
man and child in America within eight
"When Mildredina Hair Remedy is
used almost universally, dandruff will
disappear and with its departure ba'd
ness, itching scalp, spliting hair and
all scalp diseases will follow and twen
ty years from a now a bald head will
be a rarity."
There is only one way to cure dan
druff, and that is to kill the germs.
There is only one hair preparation that
will kill the germs and that is Mildred
ina Hair Remedy. This unusual hair
restorer with its record of thousands
of cures will grow hair on any head
where there is any life left; it cures
dandruff, stops falling hair ?and itching
of the scalp in three weeks or money
It is the most pleasant and invigora
ting tonic, is not sticky, or greasy and
is used extensively by ladies of refine
ment who desire to have and to keep
their hair soft, lustrous and luxuriant.
Fifty cents fora large bottle druggists
everywhere. Mail orders filled by Mil
dred Louise Co., Boston, Mass.
CUT THIS OUT-FREE to show how
quickly Mildredina Hair Remedy acts,
we will send a large sample free by re
turn mail to anyone who sends this
Coupon to Mildrec' Louise Co., Boston,
Mass., with their name and address
and ten cents in silver or stamps to
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
Ry W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge. I
Whereas, James Boyd made suit
to me, to grant him Letters of Ad
ministration of the Estate and ef
fects of Ada Boyd, late of said
County and State, deceased,
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of the said Ada
Boyd deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Edgefield, C.
H., S. C., in ray office on 7th day of
October, (1916) next, after publica
tion thereof, at ll o'clock in the
forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said Adminis
tration should not be gi anted.
Given under ray Hand this 1st
day of Sep?A. D., 1916.
W. T. Kinnaird,
P. J. E. C.
Sept. 6, 1916-3t.
My shop, lot, shop tools, mate
rial and machinery (except Grist mill
and engine). Also, my home on
Columbia street. Reason for sell
ing change of business.
W. H. POWELL.
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton !
i'.JLLS THE COUGH. CURES THt LUNGS.
PINE-TAR RELIEVES A COLD.
Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Ho ne j' con
tains all the soothing1 elements of
the pine forest. It heals the irrita
ted membrane, and by its antisep
tic properties loosens the phlegm,
you breathe easier, and what prom
ised to be a severe cold has been
broken u>.. For that stuffed.up
feeling, tight chest or sore throat
take a dose of Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar
Honey and prevent a wearing,
hacking: cough dragging: through
the winter. At your Druggist,
BOSTON WOMAN RECOMMENDING IT
TO HER FRIENDS.
Popular Boston Lady Says Tonoline Has
Proven a Godsend to Her.
It is always interesting to listen to
the statements of our friends, and
especially when you know they are sin
cere and honest in A'hat they say.
Added interest is created in a state
ment coming from one who has spent
a lifetime in Boston, where she is well
Such a person as Annie Stewart, who
resides in Boston, and is possessed of
the respect and confidence of her as
sociates, and is willing for anyone to
call on her to verify the following
"I have suffered with stomach trouble
for the past seven years. It took the
form of indigestion and dyspepsia. I
had dizzy spells and headaches, and af
ter I ate a little food it would ferment
and cause gas to form in my stomach.
I had pains all over my body, and was
chronically constipated. My liver was
torpid, and I felt generally miserable.
I had doctored and had been in the
hospital, but received no permanent re
lief. I was so nervous and restless
that at night I could scarcely sleep.
The gas pressing under my heart
caused palpitation, and when I arose
in the morning I was just as tired as
when I retired. About two weeks ago
1 began to take tonoline, and f can
truthfully state that it has done won
ders in my case. I am feeling like a
new woman and can eat any kind of
food. I sleep the night through and
have no more aches or pains; in fact,
it has cured me, and I am recommend
ing it to all my friends, as it has been
a God-send to me." All druggists sell
and guarantee tonoline.
There are numerous symptoms of this
trouble that tonoline can relieve. In
fact, any of the following may denote
affections of the stomach: Indigestion,
dyspepsia, belching of wind, bad
breath, sick throbbing headache, poor
circulation, night sweats, that tired
feeling, costiveness, coated tongue or
a poor complexion.
Caution:-As tonoline is recommend
ed as a flesh builder those not wishing
to increase their weight 15 pounds or
more should not take it continuously.
Bank of Parksvilie
Piy? Fi/? Pa: C;it. 01 ime
Certificates of Deposits
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this big country behind us to
lend you money to the extent of
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And Build Up The System
Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formula is
printed on every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form.
The Quinine drives out malaria, the
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Write or ph
Turn On the Lights!
Electric Lighting System
. will give you
Better Service-Last Longer
Than any other kind of lighting plant
on the market. It ls cheaper than
acetylene-cleaner, safer, less expen
sive to operate, and will last a life
WE HAVE A VALUABLE BOOK
that tells yu all about Electric
Lights for the Farm.
Write for a copy or call and see us.
The Dayton Electrica] Mfg.Co. dj?
Dayton, Oblo, D. S. A. M
R. H. Middleton
Clark's Hill, S. C., Dealer in Light
ing Plants and Water Works.
We have the agency for Ford auto
mobiles for the western part of Edge
field county. There is no better car on
the market for the money. The Ford
owners who have thoroughly tested
these cars will tell you that. If you
want a car, drop us a card and we will
call on you and demonstrate the Ford
W. F. RUSH & CO.
PLUM BRANCH. S. C.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
FISHING . TACKLE
Repairing of Fire Arms, Safes,
Talking Machines, etc.
Key Fitting a Specialty
Telephone 679 646 Broad St.
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTE LESS ch i 11 TONIC enriches the
blood, builds up thc whole .system aud will won
derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstaud
the depressing effect of thc hot summer. 50c.
e to Automobile
ry a Most Complete Stock of
tes Tires and Inner Tubes
, Usco and Chain Tread
:3, 30x3, 30x31, 32x3^, 33x44
Ipark Plugs, 1-2 and 7-8. Heavy
's Hand Horns.
w-Out Patches, Schradens Tire
jges, Inner-Tube Vulcanizers,
one us for prices. We can save
rt & Kernaghan
n Collett & Mitchell 1
New shipment of beautiful
JJH just received-all of the popular tints in papei flg?
LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
^ Perfumery, Toilet Water, etc.
FROM THE LEAPING MANUFACTURERS
J. C. LEE, President
F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas.
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, 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,
latu, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Co.
Corner Roberts and Du?as Streets,
Our Motto: S?
ft PUT ON 1887 1?STI LL GOOD 1916
Their record is proof of their worth. On the market twenty-nine
ye?rs, and the first roofs laid are still tight and good today. They are
fine in appearance, storm-proof and inexpensive.
4 For Sale by
STEWART & KERNAGHAN