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SITE SHOULD FIT THE HOME
One of the First Things One Must
Remember When Making Plans
to Build the House.
Most of the suburbanites who are
saving to build a house-the sort they
have dreamed of possessing-give so
much attention to the actual plans of
the dwelling that they do not stop to
think at all of the vast importance
of the house's setting.
There are joys and profits in site
hunt'ng, and the average home-builder
who is willing to content himself with
the first strip of land in a desirable
neighborhood with which his real-es
tate dealer confronts him never
Obviously, the average suburban lot
is the "flat, treeless, 50 by 100," on
which, of course, there is little possi
ble latitude in building. The house
must be oblong and stand .on one of its
ends about in the center of the lot,
with an Inconsequential margin on
dither side of green in front and rear.
There are interminable streets of these
in every suburb.
But in every suburb also there are
odd corners that have been passed by
as unsuitable. Like the neglected
creed beds in the farmer's fields, they
are generally in odd shapes and wood
ed, the hand of the "improver" hav
ing passed them as hopeless. In ru
ral districts where land is rated by its
cultivatable nrcu, these are literally
waste and can often be bought for
One of the least-appreciated kind of
sites for a home is the gully or draw.
Everywhere among the hills there are
places where the waters have cut out
a bed to th 2 rocks and a stream
splashes swiftly downward among the
If you have a definite plan for your
house in mind before you have an id a
for the site, you should seek your site
to fit the home. A chateau would be
out of place where a bungalow cottage
would be wholly nt ease. A barn might
be badly misplaced on the ideal site
for a farmhouse. Your house, as has
been said, is the chief element in your
DRINKING FOUNTAIN FOR CITY
Are Attached to Fire Hydrants, and
Have Been Installed in Promb
nent Eastern Places.
Sanitary drinking fountains de
signed to be attached to fire hydrants
have been in
stalled at a num
ber of places In
New York city
for the benefit of
device is an in
vention of an
employee of the
public works of
the former city
and is being in
stalled in Goth
am by a temper
ance society and social - welfare or
ganization in districts where a drink
Is a difficult tiling for a person on the
streets to get except in saloons and
soda emporiums. The contrivance is
of the bubbling-cup type and drains
through a waste pipe into a gutter ad
jacent to the plug to which it is at
tached.-Popular Mechanics Maga
It is hard to make people understand
that the adjective almost invaluably
weakens the noun, and that the word
"very," for instance, doe^not strength
en a statement, but qualifier? lt. A
good example might be taken from the
August communications of our presi
dent, who weakens the word "sincere"
by saying "very sincere." But the use
of the superlative is even more abused.
We talk of the "unimpeachable" hon
esty of somebody or other, knowing
perfectly well that anybody's honesty
may be impeached. What seems to be
required is a readjustment of our hab
its of thought, and better teaching of
the value of words and even of the
usefulness of grammar. A superlative
necessarily involves an axiom. It com
mits you, like saying that the sum of
the angles of any triangle is equal to
two right angles. Your dilemma arises
when you try to prove it. "Impregna
bility" and "Invulnerability," and all
the oftier superlatives in such general
use are posing as axioms when they
are mostly fallacies.-Wall Street
Outlawed Rob Roy.
When the sheriff court was removed
from Inveraray to Dunoon, there was
among the documents the proclama
tion making Bob Boy an outlaw. The
letter-press is as black as when it left
the press of the king's printer, nearly
200 years ago. The indorsement is as
follows: "Proclamation for the ac
cusing and apprehending Bobert Boy
Campbell, alias McGregor, dated 10th
March, 1719. 27th March, 1719.-Pub
lished at the Mercat Cross of In
veraray hy John McPherson, messen
ger,- before these witnesses: James
Compbel, Provost there: Archibald
Cainpbe! and Charles Stewart, writers
there, and divers others."-Edinburgh
? A HERO'S COE
m By SYLVIA TURNER.
"Heroism," said Doctor Marley at
the dinner table, "ls largely a matter
of accidental coincidence, and a certain
excitable reaction, mental, of course,
wherein the hero feels irresistibly im
pelled to act in accordance with the
exigencies of the moment."
There was a silence at the tables
where Mrs. Bardwell's paying guests
took their evening meal. But Frances
glanced up with a little laughing
glance at Roland, and Miss Brockway
gave vent to an audible sigh. Opposite
Frances sat Williams, absorbed as us
ual in his own thoughts, and eatiDg too
"Do you agree with this, Mr. Wil
liams?" asked Miss Brockway, tact
"Yes," said Williams, without par
ley. "No man is a hero who sets the
stage and acts a part. It it; purely in
' After dinner, as usual, he avoided
the congregation of kindred souls out
on the front steps and in the double
parlors. Roland always joined them,
but Williams went on up to the back
room they shared In common and went
after his engineering books with a cer
tain savage avidity. It was late when
he finished, about ll :30. Roland came
up. He spoke of the new moon and of
"Some girls are merely spectacular,
but she has soul and Intellect," said
Roland. "She is not exactly what you'd"
call beautiful, Tom, but she's tantaliz
ing and interesting. Did you know she
wus from Kentucky, too?"
Williams nodded his head imperson
It was far into the night when he
wakened with the muscles of his throat
taut and stinging. When he opened his
eyes he faced a gun-nietalcolored mist.
Making for the window in a quick dive,
he opened it wide, drew in the keen
air deeply and turned around to rouse
Roland. Williams wasted no time, but
splashed water In his face and told him
to get out in the halls and rouse the
people, while he found the source of
"Ring in an alarm," he called, as he
slapped a Turkish towel out of cold
water and held it around his face and
nostrils in the downrush through tho
halls. And from then on until he was
fished out unconscious from the sub
cellar by the firemen, Williams dropped
out of mortal ken, but Roland dis
covered Involuntary heroism. He was
In his pajamas with a raincoat thrown
hastily over them, going from door to
door rousing the slumbering boarders.
Also, he went to the corner and turned
in the fire alarm, rather dazedly. And
when he came back he met the full
contingent of Mrs. Bardwell's house
hold coming downstairs with their most
precious belongings clasped in their
arms. Frances stood out on the front
"Have you seen Mr. Williams any
where?" she asked. "The firemen are
coming, aren't they?"
"Oh, yes," Roland assured her, hap
pily. "I have just turned in the alarm.
I don't think it's dangerous yet, though.
Only, of course, the smoke. We might
all have been suffocated."
"That's what they are saying," an
swered Frances. "It was good you
wakened in time."
Now right there was Roland's
chance, and he missed it because the
doctor spied him and hailed him as a
hero. So did Miss Brockway, almost
fainting on his shoulder. So did each
and every one of the survivors, indi
vidually and severally. He had roused
them and saved their lives. Roland
almost believed it himself.
Then came the engines outside and
the firemen. And Clarence, the colored
waiter, emerged from the basement en
trance gasping and the bearer of tid
"It's a boiler of clothes done got left
on de laundry stove," he explained,
"and Mister Williams he's down dere
In de smoke right by de furnace. He
put de fire out all by hlsself."
Two stalwart firemen bore Williams
up out of the laundry in the subcellar.
It was a bad anticlimax. He was un
conscious and blackened, and his hands
were burned and his eyebrows and hair
were singed. And while everyone wor
ried and tended to him Frances turned
just once to Roland and asked:
"And you forgot him?"
"Frances, I Just this minute got back
from sending in the alarm-"
"This minute?" Frances' eyebrows
raised. "What an Instantaneous re
sponse the department gave you. You
might have told someone that he was
down there, you know-there was time
while they were praising the hero."
And when Williams opened his eyes
and said quite anxiously and impul
sively before everyone:
"I'm here, Tom." She went over to
the big couch where he lay and gave
him her hands, even with Miss Brock
way's eyes upon them.
"Everyone," she assured him.
"It was only that blamed laundry
stove," he muttered, "but the smoke
got me by the throat-"
The doctor turned around and softly
left the parlor. After him went Miss |
Brockway and Mrs. Bardwell, and the
rest, last of all Roland, and left the
two from Kentucky alone.
The ex-hero was silent, and in the
front parlor there was silence, too, un
til Frances came out with a little hap
py smile cn her face and wee smudge
of blac1: on her cheek. ,
(Copy.??slit, 1517, by thc McClure Kewspa
Golden Links That Bind This Sin
Cursed Earth to God and ?
"If two of you shall agree on earth
as touching anything that they shall
ask, it shall be done for them of my
Father which is in heaven."-Matthew
We are dwelling in the supreme hour
in the history of Christianity. While
this most terrible war has lifted the
curtains of eternity before the gaze of
earth's millions; while united prayer
and endeavor have opened the doors of
heathen nations to the gospel; while
the spirit of unity pervades all denomi
nations of Christians, shall not the
Christian world get together and be
bound together by the golden chain of
prayer, uniting our world to the throne
of the eternal?
; Oh, for a federation of prayer that
will open the windows of heaven and
shut the gates of hell and give.the only
permanent peace and purity to our
troubled world! Is not the way to
solve tile mighty problems of this age
the way of the cross of Christ, and is
not tlie entrance gate to Calvary's sum
mit one of intercession an. supplica
. Strength of Unity.
"If two of you shall agree"-Jesus
gives Just the smallest number possi
ble for unity in petition. "One can
chase a thousand, but two shall put ten
thousand to flight." Pour shall van
quish one hundred thousand, and eight
a million. What wonderful might lies
in the unity of Christendom!
Where two are gathered In prayer,
there are always three, for Jesus is
there in the midst. He will inspire your
petition, helping you to ask In his all
prevailing name, and therefore to pray
in harmony with the will of God.
We know that prayer is a secret, in
visible power, exerted not by the voice
or the personal presence, not by di
rect effort of Individuals, not by activi
ties in service, but by the moving of
the hand that moves the universe. How
like electricity is prayer! It can be
everywhere in a moment, as quick as
thought. One may be on a sick-bed,
helpless, able to do nothing else but
pray, and yet mightier than the mlghti-*
est who is only exerting his own
strength. Prayer is very close to the
omnipotence and omniscience of God.
Prayer, it has been said, may not
change the purpose of God, but it will
change his action. God does hot co
erce a soul ; he cannot give unless we
are ready to receive.
When Heaven and Earth Meet.
Prayer "is the moment when heaven
and earth kiss each other." Yea, when
the soul of the father touches that of
his child in loving, sweet communion.
In God's left hand he holds the laws of
nature, but in his right hand he hojds
the law of love, that flows out as lie
embraces the children of his bosom.
Individual prayer is a duty and an
inestimable privilege; but united In
tercessory prayer for the salvation of
others and for the world of lost men is
the mightiest human power ever ex
erted by the church of the living God.
It is exerting supernatural power to
move and energize the machinery and
methods and missions of united Chris
The prayer that springs from wells be
That hath its sources from above,
Tlic prayer that gives, the prayer that
The prayer that prays from very love;
Thc prayer that prays unceasingly,
The prayer that prays for friend and
The prayer that prays untiringly
The prayer that prays for high and
This prayer is prayed in Jesus' name;
This prayer is only Spirit-given;
This prayer will always end in praise
This is the prayer that reaches heaven.
-Rev. Edwin Whittler Caswell, D. D.
The Will to Act.
Two words are very significant In
life-situation and action. The sphere
in which a man is situated, or what
is called "environment," will largely
determine what he is to be, but no
amount of "situation" will of itself
precipitate vigorous action of a noble
kind. Manly men are made by the
right sort of reaction against environ
ment. Whatever may be claimed for
heredity and association^ a certain
amount of free play must be Allowed
to the individual, who in his turn, by
strenuous and selective action,, con
tributes to the formation in future of'
a new heredity. No? progress in hp
man affairs would be at all' possible
were life simply to the last factor a
recapitulation of previous lives. It is
part of our heritage as sons of God
that we can build upon the fathers
and yet be different from them-that
we can Inherit the past and prede
termine the future. It Is true that
some men are circumstantially situ
ated more favorably for success than
are others; but the man who has In
him the will to act, even though he be
a poor and physically weak Paul, will
in the end, In spite of beatings and
shipwrecks oft, win out among the
True Religious Achievement.
If the relentless drift is bearing
away some traditional and convention
al "household gods" and ecclesiastical
sanctities, there is abundant compen
sation in the unveiling of higher ideals,
the vitalizing of thought and charac
ter, and in the dispersion of rubbish
which has almost hidden the Divine
lineaments of man's nature. Religious
advancement ls seen in the Inorearfd
emphasis which is placed upon these
living realities about which men can
not differ.-Henry Wood.
Spring Wear for Men and Boys
The spring season is upon us. Now is the time to
replenish your wardrope with light weight apparel.
We can clothe you from head to foot in dependable
merchandise bought early from the leading manu
facturers and jobbers. We buy only the best, so when
you get it here you know the quality is dependable.
What about a new spring suit of the latest style
and color? We have a large assortment to select
Try a pair of Crossett Oxfords. Nothing better
for the money. We also sell the Selz-Schwab Shoes.
Large stock of Underwear, Hosiery and Neckwear
to select from.
See our stock of New Spring Hats-the nobbiest
line ever shown in Edgefield.
, .PORN & MIMS 1
Make yourselves nests of pleasant^
Bright fancies, satisfied memories,
noble histories, faithful sayin?s, treas
ure houses of precious and restful
thoughts, which care cannot disturb,
nor pain make gloomy, nor poverty
take away from us-house built with
out hands for our souls to live in.
John Ruskin. .
In many small places it is next to
Impossible to get any variety of fresh
meat Lamb and
iMBWWR '^T-gft niucton are h'?h
raffirii ai an(1 so are oilier
B^^Wts^r^)J meats, but the
Wr^^'-^^*<3 1,ousek;eeper who
> plans her meals is
]fa$^^===z?j \ small piece of meat
^j^j^^v^ furnish the meal by
. cooking lt en cas
serole with vegetables. A pound of
mutton browned, then dredged with
flour, water and a quart of shredded
carrots added with a small chopped
onion and allowed to stew for two or
three hours makes a most satisfying
Bavarian Veal Chops.-Place in a
saucepan, six loin chops with a sliced
onion, six slices of carrot, two cloves,
a few peppercorns, two tablespoonfuls
of butter and enough boiling water to
cover. Cook slowly until the meat is
tender. Drain, season well, roll in flour
and saute in pork fat until brown.
Serve with the vegetable, finely
chopped, in a brown sauce with cocked
Red Cabbage.-Wash and shred fine
one head of red cabbage. Put in a
deep skillet a spoonful of drippings
and a shredded onion, when the onion
is a light brown, add the cabbage, stir
well and add boiling water to cover.
Cook one hour, then add three thinly
sliced apples and a pinch of salt let
boil ten minutes ; then stir in a level
tablespoonful of flour, blended with
three tablespoonfuls of vinegar. Boil
up and serve hot
Swedish Fi9h Soup.-Make a stock
by cooking the head, tail, fins and any
bones of a white fish like cod, haddock
or halibut, In cold water to cover. Add
slice each of onion and carrot, a
piece of bay leaf and a few pepper
corns. Cook slowly for one hour, then
strain and thicken with two table
spoonfuls of flour and butter cooked
together, using one quart of Stock, sea
son to taste with salt, paprika and
add just before serving, a pint of milk.
Garnish with a few peas or chopped
-parsley;/ '? .>
BAD ?^?GHP-PEVERISH? GRIPPY?
You need Dr. King's New Dis
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ig balsam ingredients heal the ir-'
ritated membranes, sootl?? the sore
throat, the antiseptic qualities Jp ll
the germ and your cold is quickly
elieved. Dr. King's New Discov
ery has for 43 years been the .stand
ard remedy for coughs and colds in
thousands of/homes. Get a bottle
to day and Hav^e it handy in your
ledicine chekX'^ov . coughs, colds.,
croup, grippe Mfg all . bronchial af
fections. At JRbdruer?list, ?tfc. 2
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The Oldjpta'ndafd Groveis1 Tasteless
chill TcaJF;? equally; -Wallabie as a
General ironic because fi: fcontains the
well knewn tonic properties of QUININE
^ndi lRON. f lt. acts on the Livfr, Drives
?out Malaria,, 'Enriches the Blood and
Builds up tm Whole Systeiri. 50 cents,
Spring and Summer
: Warm weather is here, and we must lay aside heavy
Clothing of all kinds and don what the season demands.
"In supplying your needs for warm weather garments
come in and let us show you through our large
Spring Clothing, Shoes
Dry Goods, Notions
We placed large orders early and are in a positions
to make as close prices as any merchant in this section.
If we haven't in our large stock what you want we will
order it for you. Come in to see us.
D ait eh Bros. Bargain Store
, Ne*:kMDo?>r to Farmers' Bank
ual Insurance .Asso?i- V
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Property Insured $2,$O0,GO?.
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We insure your property against
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared to
prove to yon that 'ours is the Fafest
and cheapest pl?n ;of insurance
known. > .
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the counties
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Laurens and Edgetield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Fr?set
Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.~
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agt., Secy. &
Treas., Gre?nwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
Jno. H. Childs, Bradley, S. C.
oungblood, Hodges, S. C.
'S. P" Mon-ah, Willington, S. C.
Xe-N. ?baraberlain, McCormick, S.C.
m H.'Nicholson Edgefield, S. C.
fF.L.'T>mmerman, Pln't. Lane, S. C.
J. C. Martin, Princeton, -ri, C.
M$?? Wharton, Waterlog S. C.
F.R. BLAKE, Gen. AgtV
Greenwood, S. C.
Jan. 1st, 1917.
AND LIVE STOCK
Your business will be given
careful attention and appreciated
J. T. Harling
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
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To get the genuine, call for full name, LAXA
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ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
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