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TREES ARE KILLED BY GAS
Many Varieties, However, Are Well
Able to Withstand Conditions
Found in Many Cities.
The death of many trees in the
streets and parks of New York, usual
ly ascribed to poor soil or parasites, is
largely due to atmospheric conditions,
according to the eminent Massachu
setts botanist. George E. Stone. In an
article in the journal of the New York
Botanical ?arden he says that here are
to be fouud obstacles greater than in
other cities to the successful estab
lishments surrounding Manhattan
(New Jersey is not particularly men
tioned) sulphur dioxide and other
poisons rise, only to fall again upon
our poor trees. The victim's malady
is chronic rather than acute. Its vital
ity is weakened and then the parasite
Mr. Stone declares that with the ex
ception of the Austrian pine "practic
ally all the conifers in Central park
are dying from the effects of atmos
pheric pases, and it is rarely that one
observes a Norway spruce anywhere
within the vicinity of New York that
is not either dead or in a state of
deterioration." The botanist believes
that it is impractical to continue
planting conifers here.
Elms, too. are a comparatively easy
victim to gases. The effects of the
poison are visible in Riverside drive
and in Central park. But, as Profes
sor Stone remarks, many of the elms
were deplorable specimens to bepin
with ; not such fine types as are grow- J
inp in the Bronx.
The trees that best withstand gas
poison are the Norway maple, black <
locust, ailanthus and linden.-N<*v ,
FLOWER HOLDERS IN WALL
Unusual Ornamentation That Improves
the Looks of Surroundings of
Hctise in California.
Flower containers, which are unusu
al in appearance and striking because
of tho contrast which they present to
their surroundings, have boen built in
to the center of each of three sections
of a smooth brick wall in front of a
Los Angeles residence. Tho wall is .sur
mounted by an ornamental iron fence
except at the points where the flower
holders stand. Each container consists
bf rough, irrepular masses resembling
slag, which are cemented together into
a symmetrical shape ; each holder
stands about three and one-half ""feet
high, is a foot or a little more in
diameter at the base, and three feet
wide at the top.-Popular Mechanics
Man's Duty to His Community.
The man who makes money in a
community has a duty to perform to
that Community. It may be that he
has made his money by his superior
business ability, and that he would
have done as weil anywhere. That
does not alter the case. If his gifts are
great his responsibility is equally as
great, No niau was placed on earth
for the sole purpose of making money,
and tho man who has this as his ideal
had belter never have been born. It
Is not an act of charity, but the per- j
fonnance of a simple duty, for the I
man who has made money to pass a :
little of it on for the benefit of the
Community, even though he never ex
pects to see a dollar of his contribution
back.-New Canaan (Conn.) Adver- I
City Managers Proved.
. There are now 40 municipal officials
in the United States who are styled
"city managers," under the new com
mission-manager form of government.
They are the professional chief execu
tives of their respective municipalities,
oach with appointive power over the
city's entire administrative establish
ment They are not popularly elected,
but hired for reason of fitness and for
an indefinite tenure by a small elected
commission of five local men. Gen
erally speaking, three years of trial in
a variety of towns have proved that
the new plan furnishes a battleground
.for democracy that makes the un
mobilized citizenry unusually effective
while the opportunity for expert ad
ministration which it offers is usually
grasped. tt??tii .. .
They Have City Managers.
Twenty-two American cities are now
under the commission manager plan.
They are Niagara Falls, N. Y. ; Sum
ter, S .C. ; Hickory, N. C. ; Morgan- j
town, N. C. ; Ashtabula, O. ; Sandusky,
0. ; Dayton, O. ; Springfield, O. ; Phoe- j
nix, Ariz. ; Big Rapids, Mich. ; La- j
Grande, Ore. ; Taylor, Tex. ; Denton,
Tex. ; Amarillo, Tex. ; Manistee, Mich. ;
Jackson, Mich.; Abilene, Kan.; Col
linsville. Oklu.; Montrose, Colo.; Mor
ris, Minn.; Lakeland, Fla., and Al
The perfect garden, from the plant
and flower point of view is one where
Howers may be picked each and every
day of the j ear, yet where no spot
of bare soil is ever seen. Keep reserve
stock of annuals and perennials on
hand so that when an annual has spent
its strength or a plant dies its space
may be lilied with a young annual or
Psalmist Voices lt When He
j Cries, "Have Mercy Upon Me,
0 Lord, for I Am Weak."
The Paradox of Faith! It is this:
Faith is both an avowal of weakness
and an assertion of strength. As an
avowal of weakness, Faith throws it
self upon God. As an assertion of
strength, Faith-reverently be it said
-throws a challenge at God. As an
avowal of weakness, Faith confesses
man's need of God; as an assertion
of strength, it professes God's need of
man. In one breath it voices the help
lessness and the indispensableness of
man. Underlying all invocations of
God's help is not merely the knowl
edge that feeble humans must have
divine assistance, but also the con
sciousness that Almighty God must
have us and our work for the accom
plishment of his purposes. We mat
ter to God-or else why pray to him?
Why should he stand by us if he does
not require our presence in the world,
if our work is of no consequence to
his creative plan?
God Not Indifferent.
The stars move on, though we grow
too weak to stir; the flowers bloom
I on, though our frame withers. The
heavens are never stained by the
blackness of our despair. No bird has
ever ceased to sing when the lullaby
of the bereaved mother was silenced
at the tiny grave. We live In a world
that appears indifferent to our aspira
1 tions and longings. And if God shares
j this cosmic indifference, why invoke
? him in time of distress? But when
I Faith invokes God it is convinced that
j he cannot be indifferent to us. since
j he needs us. He needs the work our
! hands find to do, the feeling that pulse
j in our hearts, the thoughts that flash
. up in our mind. He needs our love
and our goodness; he needs the poet's
song and the prophet's vision ; he i
needs the painter's color dream, and
the martyr's matchless heroism ; he
needs the smile that beams in baby's
face and the hope that blooms in the
maiden's bosom. He needs our tears
and our laughter; he needs all the un
speakable misery, the incon^parable
richness, the thrilling exaltations of
human souls. Be we weak or strong
-he needs us such as we are.
Faith Challenges God.
Faith, therefore, reverently chal
lenges God, saying: This Indifferent
universe is so much vaster and
j mightier than man, and lt is against
I the forces of this incomprehensible
universe thiit innn's puny strength ls
constantly pitted; but if the cosmic
forces crush man who will do his
work and what will take his place?
Will the silent stars? Will the rush
ing breakers? Weak and frail he is
yet powerful to do his appointed work !
Thus with the psalmist we rightfully
: express the Paradox of Faith when
! we petition our Maker in the words,
I "Have mercy upon me; for I am
I weak," founding at the same time our
I petition upon the daring claim: "For
in death there is no remembrance of
I thee; in the grave who shall give
: thee thanks?" That is to say, if the
' Song of Man be silenced, feeb?e
: though his voice, yet will it be missed
from the harmony of the whole,
j The great wonder of life consists in
the fact that alongside of the cosmic
forces there is room for the human
soul. The still greater wonder is that
alongside of God there Is roora for
man. If this spells a responsibility,
it also spells a privilege. Hence-the
Paradox of Faith.-Rabbi Joel Blau.
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, New
Blessed Be Drudgery.
"Blessed be drudgery." In times of
stress how the truth of these words
Is revealed! Tennyson has it that
"the anguish of the singer made the
sweetness of the song." But only to
the few Is given the relief which
comes* from the conscious deliberate
crystallization of grief Into achieve
ment. The power of producing a great
poem, painting a world's masterpiece,
or evolving haunting chords of melody
is not bestowed upon the majority,
and those who have it possessed it al
ways, though it was perchance dor
mant, needing the urge of strong emo
tion to bring it to the surface. For
each, however, there is the dally
round, the common task. Things for
merly scorned for their Irksomeness,
distasteful by reason of their monotony,
are transfigured by life's Gethsemanes,
become veritable havens of refuge.
The swirl of the broom the cleansing
of the platter, the guardianship of lit
tle children. Ah! above these broods
the tender angel of forgetfulness, be
neath whose pitying, outstretched
wings the agonized soul may find com
fort and the peace which passes nn
I would rather have the gift of tre
mendous outpouring affection-love of
God, and love of humanity-than any
! other gift in all the world. I desire
j it more than anything else. And yet.
! even at those heaven-sent periods
when my heart is full of love, how
hard it is to express it ! Of course,
this is partly shyness-that curious,
hampering mantle of reserve in which
; we are forever hastening to wrap our
' spirits. How timid and anxious our
little self is! Our spirit-self is for
; ever shocking it! The stiff conven- |
tiona! self is constantly trying to cover
', np the spirit self-like a proper mid
dle-aged nurse pursuing a happy enre
' free baby who has adventured forth
j with too few clothes on.-From the At
Home ls the one place lu all this
world where hearts are sure of each
other. It ls the place of confidence.
It is the spot where expressions of
tenderness gush out without any sen
sation of awkwardness and without
any dread of ridicule.-Frederick W.
The potato is our only starchy veg
etable in common use. These are
stored for winter
use with such oth
er vegetables as
beets, carrots, cab
bage, turnips, pars
nips, salsify and
onions. If stored
under proper con
ditions, all these
without much loss. Such vegetables,
if bought or stored in season, cost
less than many other articles of diet.
These vegetables carry a large amount
of water, 70 to 90 per cent, and from
10 to 30 per cent of solids. As there
is little or no nitrogenous matter, it
is iniportnnt that such food should be
supplied with them, an exclusive vege
table diet is consequently not desir
able. There is a considerable quantity
of mineral salts in them, and the
woody fiber which they contain make
them an important food. When used
with other foods rich in protein the
tubers and roots supply a large amount
of fuel for the body's needs. The
coarse, woody fiber, thouph undigested
itself, holds other foods, so that the
digestive juices have better action
upon them, as they could not if the
food were in a solid mass.
The mineral salts in vegetables are
used in various ways in the functions
of the body.; they also assist in the
maintenance of the alkalinity of the
blood, a most important office.
We are not familiar enough with the
value of vegetables, or fail when read
ing their food value to put the em
phasis on the valuable constituents.
Vegetables require some labor to pre
pare, hence many housewives buy
canned goods which are not an econ
omy to the buyer when fresh winter
vegetables may be obtained. Where
one cans her own vegetables in the
season of plenty, canned vegetables
are valuable, as they afford a larger
There should never be one spoonful
of left-over vegetables wasted. Two
or three may be added tc a cream
soup, making one a little out of the
Why you should use
Cardui, the woman's
tonic, for your troubles,
have been shown in
thousands of letters from
actual users of this medi
cine, who speak from
personal experience. If
the results obtained by
other women for so many
years have been so uni
formly good, why not
give Cardui a trial?
The Woman's Tonic
Mrs. Mary J. Irvin, oi
Cullen, Va., writes*.
"About ll years ago, I
suffered untold misery
with female trouble, bear
ing-down pains, head
ache, numbness ... I
would go for three weeks
almost bent double ...
My husband went to Dr.
- for Cardui . . .
After taking about two
bottles I began going
around and when I took
three bottles 1 could do
all my work." E-80
I take this means of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. AH work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs
Plies Cured in 6 to ?4 Days
1 Ve:ir <lr!it;;:ist will refund money if PAZO
OINTMENT foils to cur? any case of Itcliintr,
I BHud, Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6tol4days.
j ?tit: Drat application ci ves lio se auil Rest. 50c.
YOU NEED A SPRING LAXATIVE.
Dr. Kiog's New Life Pills will
remove the accumulated wastes of
winter from your intestines, the
bm den of the blood. Get that slug
gish spring fever feeling out of
your system, brighten your eye,
clear your complexion. Get that
vim and snap of good purified
healthy blood. Dr. King's New
Life Pills are a non-griping laxative
that aids nature's process, try them
to-night. At all druggists. 25c. 1
Pays 25c a fi$?roth
for Perfect HeaSth
For 15 years. E. A. Little, Bessemer,
Ala. ha9 paid 2?c n month to keep in per
fect health. Read what he 3ays:
"I dffiro io ?<M ny afotanenari ot Oram-r Liver
Bcirul.-.tur. I bara not Mod any OtilCf motiicino for
fifteen years, I fcrt.w it ls t'r.c bvil *<T M lircr
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known. Wi.cn 1 firs! SoanMMrd t?> tal:? your
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tra? buying il liy tho iowa. N >w I am told they duy
it liy tim rr"-*. I n*o ono I - each month and
would nut bo without it for auylbinc."
is strictly vegetable, non-alcoholic prepa
ration, and is highly recommended for sick
headache, indigestion, biiicusnosa and all
Btomach ar.d liver complaints. Your drug
gist cen wpply you-'IZs c. b.ix.
? Grander Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Teen.
Colds, LaGrippe, Rheumatism
A pleasant but effective emulsion,
which rebuilds the tissues, revives the
system, adds strength and stimulates
the nervous system. It has no alco
hol, and is in every sense a tonic.
$L00 PER BOTTLE
Ask Your Druggist.
Monufactured Solely By
THE FEKBOL CO.,
Columbia, S. C.
Effective Dec. 10th 1916.
Between Edgefield and Aiken.
Trains 109, 129, 107, 108, 130
and 10G-No change.
Train 131 leave Edgefield 11:45
a. m., same as at present, time at
Pine Ridge Camp 1:05 p. m., ar
rive Trenton 1:10 p. m., same as
Train No. Ill leave Trenton ll:
15 a. m., Baynham 11:30 a. m., Eu.
reka 11:40 a. m., Milledgeville ll:
50 a. m., Lakeview 11:56 a. m.,
Croft 12:20 p. ra..Pine Ridge Camp
1-J:35 p. m., arrive Aiken 12:45 p.
Train No. 132 leave Aiken 1:25
p. m., same as at present. Arrive
Trenton 2:15 p. m.-No other chan
Train No. 110 leave Aiken 1:35
p. m., Pine Ridge Camp 1:39 p. m.,
Croft 1:50 p. m., Lakeview 1:57 p.
m., Milledgeville 2:10 p. m., Eure
ka 2:18 p. m., Baynham 2:20 p. m.,
Trenton 2:40 p. m., Park Hill 2:50
p. m. Arrive Edgefield 3:00 p. m.
Schedule figures are shown as in
formation and are not guaranteed.
Fred R, McMillin,
District Passenger Agent,
228 Eighth Street,
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills, Engines. "Boilers,
Supplies and Repairs, Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files. Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
GINS and PRESS RKPAIRS
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
TO PUTA UT
IN THE BANK
CoDTiiaht 1*09. by C. U. Zimverlnan Co.-No. 51
THERE is no doubt about
money in the bank, it is
sure and positive. Maybe slow, but there
is the satisfaction that it is sure. Posi
tive in every way, both that it will grow,
and that it is safe.
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.
Licensed agent for regular li
censed companies by the State
of South Carolina can insure
country homes, barns, etc., coun
try churches and schools, well
rated country merchants, cotton
on farms, gin-houses, seed.
Write me before the fire.
E. J. NORRIS
"I suffered untold agony
with neuralgia. I thought I
would go mad with pain. A
friend of mino advised mo
to take Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain
Wils. I did so and the pain
stopped almost at ? once.
Then I commenced using
Dr. Miles' Nervine and be
fore lone; I was so that I did
not have these pains any
more." E. J. WINTER,
561 E. Platte Ave.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Close attention to
work is the cause
of much Pain and
Obtain relief by
taking one or two
1 DR. MILErS'
Then tone up the Nervous
System by using
IF FIRST BOTTLE, OR BOX, FAILS
TO HELP YOU, YOUR MONEY WILL
? NOTICE OF ELECTION.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
Whereas a petition has been filed,
and all legal requirements having been
met, it is ordered that the regularly
appointed Board of Trustees for Edge
field School District No. 25, do hold an
election in the court-house at Edge
field. Friday June 1, 1917, to vote upon
the question of levying and collecting
an additional special lax of three (3)
mills on ;.he dollar of all taxable ptop
erty in ?aid district, proceeds of such
additional levy to he used for school
purposes in Edgefield District. No. 25.
Those favoring such additional levy
shall vote "Yes," and those opposing
such additional levy shall vote "No."
The polls shall open at 8 o'clock a.
m., and close at 4 o'clock p. m., and in
all respects comply with section 1208,
Code of Laws of South Carolina.
W. W. FULLER,
E. H. FOLK,
G. F. LONG.
Co. Board of Education,
To Drive Out Malaria
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
Iron builds un the system. 50 cent?
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