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GIVES ADVICE TO HUSBANDS
Writer Offers the Suggestion That
More Men Should Occasionally
Praise Their Wives.
Apparently there are some men in
the vorid who would not be likely to
live long if by any possibility they
should be betrayed into praising their
wives, remarks the Philadelphia In
The man of this description is a
self-sufficient creature, who evidently
believes that creation was instituted
for his benefit. He is a little sur
prised and a good deal annoyed that
thing3 were not arranged more to his
liking, but he tolerates the arrange
ment, not because he approves of lt,
but because he cannot help it.
The wife of this man is a woman
whom no old maid should envy. And
no old maid should ever marry this
man when his wife is worn out and
laid in the grave; if she does she
will regret it to her latest day-that
is, unless she has backbone enough
to put the man where he belongs and
keep him there. And it is never pleas
ant to any true-hearted woman to feel
that she has to master her husband
in order to live comfortably with him.
The man who never praises his
wife will find fault with everything on
every possible occasion. It is the
easiest thing in the world to find fault
-easier than the proverbial sliding
down hill. It gets to be a habit with
some men, and they are hardly con
scious when they are exercising it.
Why cannot a man show his wife
that he appreciates her efforts to
please him? Why cannot he praise
the pudding of his wife as well as
the cooking of her neighbor Smith?
Why cannot he speak kindly of her
mince pie, and charitably of her
sponge cake? Why cannot he say
that the new hat is becoming to the
face of the woman who loves him?
Kind words make his wife happy,
and no decent man ought to withhold
them, and he will find that the general
run of affairs in his household will
be smoother all around.
QUICK WIT SAVED BURGLAR
On? Can Imagine Police Officer's Feel
ings When He Realized How He
Had Been Fooled.
The up-to-date burglar is a quick
witted criminal, and nothing delights
him more than to be "too many" for
tho constable, says the London Mail.
To accomplish this he sometimes ex
hibits a good deal of wit and daring.
Here is a case in point.
A constable, going the rounds of his
beat a few rights ago, noticed a light
in a house from waich the family and
servants had gone to the country. Af
ter pulling the bell several times a
man put his head out of the bedroom
window to say that he would be down
In a few minutes. He came down in
a dressing-gown and carrying a candle
in his hand.
The constable explained his suspi
cion, whereupon the man stated that
he had just run up to town to see that
all was right. After chatting for a lit
tle, he invited the constable to have
a glass of wine. He lit the dining room
gas and produced a bottle of port. Af
ter they had drunk each other's health
he let the constable out and bolted the
door after him.
The man lost no time in getting the
"swag" together, and left the house
by another exit.
Backward and forward he paced, his
eyes wild and rolling, his face haggard.
As the minutes passed his agitation
"Will she never come? Will Bhe
never come?" he wailed . _-iy. "Al
ready it is 15 minutes past the appoint
ed time, and yet she is not here!"
He pressed his hands to his fevered
brow and waited. He tried to sit in
vain, and still waited. He gazed sadly
through the window and went on wait
At last! Ah! The sounds of little
footsteps on the stairs. He turned to
the door, eager, excited.
Yes, it was she!
"You have come, then?" he gasped,
dizzy with delight, as he grabbed his
Yes, the stenographer had come
back and it was now his turn to go
out to luncheon.-Pittsburgh Chronicle
A woman once came to the cave of a
Bage who was renowned for his pro
found analysis of her sex.
"Father," said she, "let me sit at
your feet awhile. I am but a woman
faulty and foolish and weak-but I
would fain be the pupil of your learn
ing and the disciple of your virtues."
And the sage, secure in his wisdom,
Then he laid himself down to sleep
in the shade of a rock, out of the glare
of the sun. When he awakened he
was blindfolded and bound hand and
foot-a prisoner to love.
He had protected himself against
every feminine weapon except the
most dangerous one-humility!-New
York Evening Sun.
Beginning of Jury System.
The jury system with twelve men
comes down to us from the time of
viking invasions of England, those peo
ple customarily dividing their lands
into cantons, and each canton into
twelve portions under twelve chiefs.
These passed judgment on the more
serious criminal and civil cases and
the custom has outlasted all the inter*
HE KNEW WHEN TO ESCAPE
Story Teller Made His Little Contri
bution to Gathering, and Then
Story telling was in progress In
the village pub, and the nexv In turn
was a railway plate-layer. Round him
gathered an expectant audience.
"It was Just such a night as this,"
he began, "bright and clear, with a
touch of frost. I was going down the
line, when I saw before me, lying
right across the rails, a great beam!
For a moment my heart stood still.
Then a distant rumble warned me
that the midnight mail was approach
ing. With a great effort I flung my
self between the obstruction and the
line, and the great train passed un
There was a thoughtful silence af
ter he had finished speaking. Then
"If you couldn't lift the beam, how
did the train get over it?"
"Yes," another interposed, "and If
you flung yourself between the ob
struction and the express, why didn't
you get killed."
"Both questions are easily an
swered," said the plate-layer, sidling
towards the door. "The obstruction
was a moonbeam, and I jumped for
ward so that my shadow took its
He got outside just in time.-Lon
[CARRYING TWINSHIP TOO FAR
.Elder Brother Protested Against the
Accuracy in Duplicate
They were twin sisters, six years
old. They ate, drank, slept, worked
and played like twins. Their careers
so far had been almost Identical. They
had a brother, eight, who looked down
upon them with the superior wisdom
and experience of his two extra years.
One morning all three were walking
to school together. The sidewalks
and streets were for the most part
covered with ice and snow, making
navigation quite difficult even for
strong, young pedestrians. It was too
early for the sun or father to have
cleared off the pavements.
Suddenly one of the twins slipped
and fell solidly to the sidewalk. No
sooner had she accomplished this
graceful descent than the other one
"Aw, just because she lost a tooth
yesterday and then you went and
pulled one of yours out, too, is no rea
son why you have to fall down when
6he does," was the disgusted comment
of their eight-year-old brother.-Co
In order to stimulate his trade, the
village blacksmith hung out a sign
that read, "Whatever It Is, I Can Re
pair lt." On the morning of April
fools' day, the town wag elbowed his
way through the usual crowd that was
collected round the door, and handed
the blacksmith the parts of a broken
"I'd like you to put this together for
me as soon you can, John," he said,
winking toward the crowd.
The smith took the ragged bits of
glass, examined them carefully while
the idlers looked on with considerable
amusement. Then he went into the
room in the rear of the shop. Step
ping across the alley to the grocery
store, which was out of sight of the
crowd, he bought a ten-cent lamp chim
ney exactly like the broken one. How
everyone laughed when he stepped out
of his little room a moment later and
put the whole chimney into the aston
ished wag's hands with the dry re
"I'll have to charge half a dollar for
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I Stock at Rea?
We desire to inform our
g buyers went into the Nor
g early, and we secured many
g are showing the largest lim
g boys that we have ever she
g stock of staple dry goods th
g in to see us and let us show
g money. Every departmeni
g est and best of everything.
We extend a cordial invitation t
5 Millinery and Ready-to-Wear Depai
g shapes and trimmings, and our milli
g if we haven't it in stock. We are
6 tailor-made suits for women that hi
g the new fabrics in the popular co
& prices. Do not fail to come in to se
& many Edgefield people have been tr
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Doctors would oblige some nervous
people by telling them how to dress
to avoid being struck by lightning.
Civilized methods in darkest Africa
would lead the natives to shoot craps
to see whom they'd belong to after the
Just as Infantile paralysis is effec
tually banished by a fresh magazine
article the reckless malady breaks5 out
Holland is protesting the seizure of
fistiing boats. The whole neutral world
is fast becoming one comprehensive
Say what you will, the annoyance
that people who don't work can give
people who do is entirely .beyond com
It begins to look as though nothing
would end the European struggle ex
cept the Intervention of the irreducible
Now that a study of gifted children
is advocated every mother in the land
will begin to take fresh interest in
Few American Institutions are so
firmly established as the custom of
taking exhaustive testimony after the
harm has been done.
As there are still 11,000,000 men
without automobiles in this country
the motor car makers can save their
tears for a later date.
The man who clings to an old-fash
ioned motor car ls at least protected
from thieves. Nobody is going to steal
a car he has to crank up first
About the only good feature of the
extra hour of daylight Is that some
husbands won't be able to stay out
quite so late at night as formerly.
The British have captured the Ger
man port of Pangan! in East Africa,
which is the first most of us had heard
that the Germans owned such a place.
Mistake those trench fighters make
Is In trying to set up housekeeping In
their underground apartments. The
furniture won't stand the wear and
"Temperance and labor are the two
real physicians of man." Isn't lt sur
prising how many men make it a busi
ness of dodging these two particular
When a girl ls scheduled to become
a bride in about two months, she looks
down in pity from her summit of
ecstasy upon the poor princesses and
queens of the earth.
The fall styles are on exhibition,
and the girls say that they are scrump
tious. But don't let that worry you.
You'll be permitted to wear your last
year's furnace gloves just as you ex
But perhaps the country ls need
lessly disturbed about those sharks
biting oi? people's legs. The experts
declare that this sort of thing very
sel?om happens. And hardly ever
twice to the same person.
A German submarine bombarded a
British town and killed a woman.
Somehow, the women are always get
ting in the way of the submarine at
tacks, possibly with the perversity of
their sex, when the assailants would
rather bring down fighters.
NEGLECTED COLDS GROW WORSE
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the throat may lead to a serious
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remedy-will soothe and relieve the
irritation, breathing will be easier,
and the antiseptic properties will
kill the germ which retarded heal
ing. Have it bandy for croup, sore
throat and chronic bronchial affec
tions. Get a bottle to-day. Pleas
ant to take. At all Druggists 25c. 1
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GROVE'S TASTELESSchill TONIC enriches the
blood, builds up the whole system and will won
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Edgefield friends that our
them and Eastern markets
lines at the old prices. We
e of Clothing for men and
wn. We also have a big
tat we bought early. Come
you that we can save you
t is chock full of the new
o the ladies to come in to see our ?
.tment We have all of the latest e
ners can make just the hat you want S
showing the largest assortment of jg
is ever been shown in Augusta. All ?
lors. All going at very reasonable g
?e us at the same old stand, where 5
ading for years.
Bee Hive !
ABE COHEN, Proprietor |
Your Patronage Solicited.
We have gone direct to the manufacturers and have made large purchases
for every department of our store and we were never better prepared to sup
ply the needs of the people along all lines.
In Furniture we have a full line of Bed Room Suits, Sideboards, Hat
racks, Extra Bureaus, Rochers and Chairs of all kinds and grades. If you
need anything in Furniture see us before buying.
We carry a full stock of Trunks from the smallest to the largest and from
the cheapest to the best. We also have a complete assortment of Suitcases,
Hand-bags, etc. Come in to see them.
Now is the time to discard your old, burned-out stove and buy a good
stove or range. We carry a large stock at reasonable prices. Also see our
Our vehicle has always been one ot our strongest department. We car
ry a large stock of Buggies, giving our patrons a large and varied assortment
of grades and styles, color of trimmings, etc. If you need a new buggy take
a look through our stock. We can please you in quality, style and price. We
also carry one of the very best farm wagons on the market. Scores and
scores of farmers in Edgefield county have tested them thoroughly to their sat
isfaction. All sizes always on hand.
If in need of anything in our Undertaking Department, let serve you.
' We also carry a full assortment of Coffins and Caskets. Our hearse responds
promptly to all calls, day or night.
We carry our large stock of Groceries and plantation supplies on our first
floor. We buy in large quantities at the lowest possible price and make close
prices to our patrons.
We solicit a share of your patronage.
we invite the ladies to come
in and see our very stylish
Nothing better on the market.
Turn On the Lights!
Electric Lighting System
will give you
Better Service Last Longer
Than any other kind of lighting plan!
on the market. It is cheaper than
acetylene-cleaner, safer, less expen
sive to operate, and will last a life
WI? HAVE A VALUABLE BOOK
that tells yon all abont Electric
Lights for the Farm.
Write for a copy or call and see nt.
The Dayton Electrical Mfg. Co.
Dart on. ?Wc. U. S. i.
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Clark's Hill, S. C., Dealer in Light
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Edgefleld Friends Invited
We are showing the largest and best
selected stock of Clothing, Hats and
Gents' Furnishings that we have ever
brought to Augusta, and invite our Edge
, field friends to come in and inspect it
when in the city.
We also have an Up-to-Date Ladies'
Department on our second floor and in
vite the Edgefleld ladies to make our
store their shopping headquarters.
Come in to see us, when in the City
J. Willie Levy Company
Mrs. Walter Vincent,
of Pleasant Hill, N. C.,
writes: "For three sum
mers, I suffered from
pains in my back and
sides, and weak sinking
spells. Three bottles of
Card ni, the woman's
tonic, relieved me entire
ly. I feel like another
The Woman's Tonic
For over 50 years,
Cardui has been helping
to relieve women's un
necessary pains and
building weak women up
to health and strength.
It will do the same for
you, if given a fair nial.
So, don't wait, but begin
taking Cardui today, for
its use cannot harm you,
and should surely do you
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Pays Five Per Cent, oi ime
Certificates of Deposits
We have all the resources of
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