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I BARSAiN IN PAINT
? By LAWRENCE BRONSON.
lt was an innocent-looking qt;
can of malachite green prepared pa
Mrs. Jandivere had bought lt do
town, attracted partly by the si
card of glossy squares, ostensibly
ored by the Rub-er-Steel pigmei
and partly by the fact that the c
which under ordinary circumstan
would have cost fifty cents. \
marked down for this day only
forty-seven cents. Jandivere sml
when Mrs. Jaudlvere said, lt was
clear saving of three cents and for
additional two cents she was able
buy quite a nice little paint bru
Really lt was like getting a pa
brush for nothing.
"What are you going to do vs
lt?" he asked.
"There are many things 1 can
with lt. 1 thought the woodwork
the spare room would look well In tl
shade of green."
"Well, you'll have to walt awh
then. Brother Robert will be here
Thursday and we don't want the ro
smelling of paint. 1 don't believe yoi
get a painter at this season at a da
notice. They're all too busy."
"Why. Tra going to do lt mysel
said Mrs. Jandivere. "What did j
suppose? That's what this paint
for. It's all ready mixed and a ch
can apply lt. It says so In the c
cular. It dries in ten hours, so th<
won't be any trouble about the smel
"Have it your own way," said JJ
"Well, how did the painting go?"
inquired when he came home the f
lowing evening. "I needn't a:
though," he added, after a look at t
"I wish you'd come upstairs a
look at lt," said his wife with a s
in her voice. "I can't make lt o]
They must have given me bad pail
It won't color at alL"
"Not a particle except now and th?
It just sort of smears. And hasi
lt a peculiar odor? Does all pai
smell like that?"
"It does smell painty," said Jo
dlvere, as he went upstairs. "Wt
you haven't mixed your paint, ha
you?" he continued as he looked upi
the glistening woodwork.
"Mixed lt? Why, lt's supposed to
"Yes, but yon have to stir it, y<
know. The paint settles to the b(
tom and leaves just the oil on tc
He knelt down-and stirred the ml
tore so energetically that he splashi
so?e of lt on his wife's silk wai!
She cried out In horror :
"1 told you you'd get splashed," I
said. "Why didn't yon put on som
"I did." she said. Indignantly,
wore an old gray short skirt and
dressing jacteet I'd put in the rag bt
-and never got a drop on them. Bi
look at you! You're kneeling in a li
tie puddle of lt yourself. And yoi
nice new suit !"
The paint-defiled garments were pi
off and laid aside to go to the clea;
er's and the Jandiveres went doun I
dinner. There were peas with ti
lamb chops-the canned article. Jai
dlvere was fond of peas ordinaril;
but at the first mouthful he laid dow
his fork and a spasm of disgu;
crossed his face.
? "They taste of paint," he said.
"Nonsense! It's your injaginatioi
Well, they do, don't they? Now, whs
do you suppose?"
"I know what It was the car
opener. I opened the paint can wit
that and I forgot to speak to her abou
?L That's just what it ls."
The next evening Mrs. Jandiver
had to report a large blister In th
palm of her right hand and that th
paint didn't seem to cover the oh
woodwork, which was cherry, excep
where it was put on so thick that i
ran all over the floor. Jandivere wen
up to look at lt
"That's so." he said. "You'll hav<
to put on two or three coats."
"I don't believe I can," said th<
lady, tearfully. "And lt doesn't loo!
,, as smooth and glossy aa lt did on the
'Well. I'll get a man to-Hello!
You've splashed the wall-paper, I see!'
"I couldn't help It," said Mrs. Jan
dlvere. "The brush Just would splat
ter. Well, we rather needed a new
paper, anyway, didn't we, dear?"
Jandivere surveyed the prospect In
gloomy silence, with his hands in his
pockets. Then he left the room and
no further allusion was made to the
/paint that evening.
The next night, however, Jandivere.
entered the library before the eas was
bighted, sat down In a malachite green
wicker chair. Mrs. Jandivere explained
that ber blister bad pained her so
.much she bad done nothing more to
the room, but had compromised on dec
orating 'be chair, which she Intended
as il surprise.
"It was a surprise,'* conceded Jan
divere, sarcastically. Then he added
in tones of wrath, "Where ls that
He ran upstairs to the spare room,
three steps at a time, before his wife
could answer. He found the paint.
His foot came into contact with the
?an before be was aware of. it and
malachite green was added to the col
ors in the Daghestan rug.
That was the last thing the palm
touched, however, until lt got to the
ash can in the alley. But Mrs. Jan
divere maintains that she would bav?
made c success of the decorating i
her husbaud hud uot luterferred wlU
TO CHEAPEN LIVING COST
Advice About the Best Kinds of Foods
That Should Be Selected and
A bulletin published by the New
York department of health suggests
a number of changes in diet by which
money can be saved without sacrificing
"Cereals, such as cornmeal, hominy,
and especially oatmeal," the bulletin
says, "are rich In nourishment, aud are
much cheaper than patented cereals.
"American cheese, dried beans, and
peas are comparatively cheap, and con
tain a great deal of protein, which is
the most important food element found
"Oleomargarine is a very satisfac
tory and economical substitute for but
ter. Unfortunately, its use in public
institutions is prohibited by law.
"Rice is very cheap food and can be
served in many different styles. It
should be used more frequently than it
is in the dietary of those of moderate
means. It contains a very high per
centage of carbohydrates, one of the
very necessary forms of nourishment.
Everyone knows how extensively it is
used among the peoples of Asia, where
it has served as the chief article of
diet from time immemorial.
"It should not be necessary to state
that bread, preferably of whole wheat,
a form which is rich in very important
food elements called 'vitamines,' also
sugar and potatoes, should occupy
prominent places in the dietary of the
working man and woman.
"There are many other cheap food
stuffs, a notable one being macaroni
and cheese. When these are ustd
judiciously, they serve to lessen the
cost of the dietary without lu any way
impairing its food value.
ONCE A DAY OFTEN ENOUGH
Assertion Made That Women Need Not
Put In So Much Time Wash
"The careful housekeeper will al
ways resent the suggestion that once a
day Is often enough to wash dishes,"
writes Dr. H. Barnard in "Table Talk"
in the National Food Magazine. "She
cannot train herself to allow soiled
plates and silverware to stack up from
one meal to the next, for she has been
taught that such actions are evidence
of shiftless, slovenly housekeep
ing. As a matter of fact, along with
many other notions which are fixed In
the operation of the home, both time
and energy are saved by cutting out
two of the three daily dish-washing
Doctor Barnard goes on to recite
the experience of one housekeeper who
actually dared study the homely work
of dishwashing. One week she
washed dishes three times a day; the
next week she washed each day's
dishes altogether. She used the same
number of dishes each day in both
weeks. She found that lt took her
51 minutes a day to wash after each
meal and 41 minutes a day to wash
them once a day.
This took account only of time, but
there was a considerable additional
saving in gas or fuel consumed by
heating water once instead of thrice a
day, to say nothing of the saving lu
Heat one cupful sweet milk, add one
cupful sugar, one half teaspoonful salt,
one teaspoonful butter. This is set
aside to cool. In your mixing bowl put
one and one-half cupfuls graham flour,
one cupful white flour, two tea spoon
fuls bilking powder. Add one egg well
beaten to this and then gradually add
yoir other ingredients, which must be
cold. Now, after all is well blended,
add one cupful chopped figs which
have been well floured. Grease gem
pans and bake a golden brown.
Chop finely one cupful of canned
corn, und half a cupful of heavy
cream, the unbeaten whites of three
eggs, one-half teaspoonful of salt and
one-eighth of a teaspoonful of white
pepper and beat well with a silver
fork. Butter a baking dish, sprinkle
with finely-chopped parsley, pour in
the corn mixture, stand the dough in
a pan of hot water and bake about
twenty-five minutes. Serve with to
Steamed Brown Bread.
One cupful molasses, two cupfuls sour
milk, one-half teaspoonful salt, one
teaspoonful soda, three cupfuls corn
meal, one cupful either white or gra
ham flour. Steam In covered dish three
hours. The kind of flour can be varied
to suit taste. Equal parts of graham
and cornmeal can be used.
This is very good sliced and reheat
ed In the steamer, making an excellent
breakfast dish.-New York Evening
Boll together one cupful of granu
lated sugar and one-third cupful of
bolling water without stirring until lt
forms a soft ball in cold water. Pom
It over the stiffly beaten white of an
egg and beat until creamy. Add one
half cupful of stoned stewed . prunes
and one-third cupful of blanched
chopped almonds. Beat well, then put
between layers of cake. ,
The following recipes are suitable
for small families: Crush one-fourth
junket tablet, let dissolve In one table
spoonful cold water, heat one cupful
milk, two or three tablespoonfuls sugar,
take from fire, add one-half teaspoon
ful vanilla and the dlssoh-ed tablet;
let stand In warm place until it jellies,
then set in cold place, '
As a boy John Vanderpoot was never
In a hurry. Still he almost invariably
seemed to be lucky. He was a large
boy, or rather his face gave the Im
pression of largeness; Just as his
waistcoat does now. In those days he
had pendulous cheeks and his legs
bulged at the line of his shoe tops, so
that the other boys called him
When he went on an errand he
never hurried himself about it, of
course, but his luck had given him
Indulgent parents, so that Instead of
giving him the licking most boys would
have got, they gradually refrained
from sending him-unless they were
in no hurry themselves. It goes with
,out saying that he was never lu a
hurry to get up in the morning. There
was one Fourth of July that he did
get up at four o'clock, but he was so
leisurely about his dressing that the
other l'elloy.-s went off to fire their
cannon without him. John arrived on
the scene just In time to go back and
tell his people about the accident. He
was the only one of the sis who was
Another time he went out with a
crew of young reprobates to loot the
orchard of a particularly cross-grained
farmer. He was up In the tree when
the alarm was given, but he calcu
lated that there would be time to se
cure a few more apples before the
farmer arrived. .
"Get a move on you, Fatty," sung
out a fellow criminal below. "He's
a-startin' to run."
"Aw! What's the hurry?" said John,
reaching for an outlying limb. There
was no reply to the question, for the
boy had fled. The farmer saw them
stringing out in the direction of the
fence, overtook and cornered them.
From his perch in the apple tree John j
witnessed those unfortunates come,
one hy one, beneath the horny palm of
the farmer, and saw them hoisted un
ceremoniously over the fence. As their
howls died away in the distance. John
quietly descended and made off the
John got through school somehow,
but he was no forced plant. He was
In no hurry about going to work, but
eventually took a clerkship in the local
grocery. His employer dispensed with
his services at the end of a month,
and suggested to his father that po
litical Influence should be exerted to
secure the young man a position in
some claim department In Washington,
where his peculiar dilatory talent
would be appreciated. John's father
thought the Idea was good, but he
didn't happen to have the political In
fluence, so he set his son to studying
law with a conservative practitioner.
It was intensely aggravating to the
brilliant and energetic young men of
the community, those who rose early
and worked late and moved around
as If they had some object In life, to
see Vanderpoot, who had no brains to
speak of, no burning ambition to dis
tinguish himself, becoming one of the
"solid" element. He drawled In his
speech and he dawdled through what
called his work, but all the good
things seemed to come his way.
He married, of course. He was in
no hurry about lt, but he got the pret
tiest and brightest young woman In
the state. What she saw in him lt ls
.hard to say.
One evening John was loafing In his
office when Dave Hinsley broke in,
breathless and hatless and gasping
"At your house, judge," he added.
"Tour wife told me to hurry down and
Set you. I don't reckon there'll be a
stick saved If somethln' ain't done
John took one foot down from his
.Ts the bose company there?"
"Yes, but there ain't no water."
"In that case, Dave, I guess the
only thing we can do ls to let 'er
burn." And he put his foot up again.
Of course he was heavily Insured.
John's title of "Judge" was purely
honorary, but there ls no doubt that he
would have attained Judiciary honors
In course of time-he was In no hurry
-if It had not been for his investment
in Guayquil Central stock. That would
have been his limit, however. Beyond
the bench be would have been found
o?t Guayquil was down to a pretty
low ebb and a friend of John's who
had Inside information, urged him to
buy at once, as It was certain to rise.
John said he would, but be deferred
his parchase from sheer inertia until
it went down still lower. Of course
it would go down; As soon as he had
bought lt began to rise. That was be
cause John, like the idiot he was, had
put every available cent he had In the
world into it One day the friend with
Inside information wired him to sell
at once. The stock had gone np be
yond all expectations, and' If John had
realized then he would' have made
close on to $100,000, and have been
comfortable for the rest of his days.
As it was, he put the telegram into
his pocket and went on with the pe
rusal of a Judgment transcript
That evening he said to his wife:
"Parkins wires me to sell that Sonth
American railroad stock, but I* guess
there ls no hurry about lt"
Well, what John did make on" that
stock was over S500.000, and he owns
most of the town now. He quit gam
bling In stocks.
It's disgusting the luck some people
And Was Ron-Down, Weak and
Nervous, Says Florida Lady.
Five Bottles of Cardo!
Made Her Well.
Kathleen, Fla.-Mrs. Dallas Prine,
of this place, says: "After the birth
of my last child...I got very much
run-down and weakened, so much
that I could hardly do anything at
all. I was so awfully nervous that
I could scarcely endure the least
noise. My condition waa getting
worse all the time...
I knew I must have some relief or
I would soon be in the bed and in a
serious condition for I felt so badly
and was so nervous and weak I could
hardly live. My husband asked Dr.
-about my taking Cardui. He
said, 'It's a good medicine, and good
for that trouble', so he got me 5 bot
tles... Af ter about the second bottle I
felt greatly improved...before taking
it my limbs and hands and anns
would go to sleep. After taking it,
however, this poor circulation disap
peared. My strength came back to
me and I was soon on the road to
health. After the use of about 5 bot
tles, I could do all my house-work
and attend to my six children be
You can feer safe in giving Cardui
a thorough trial for your troubles. It
contains no harmful or habit-forming
drugs, but is composed of mild, vege
table, medicinal ingredients with no
bad after-effects. Thousands of women
have voluntarily written, telling of
the good Cardui has done them. It
should help you, too. Try it E 74
Effective Dec. 10th 1916.
Between Edgefield land Aiken.
Trains 109, 129, 107, 108, 130
and 106-No change.
Train 131 leave Edgefield 11:45
a. m., same as at present, time at
Pine Ride-e 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 11:55 a. m.,
Croft 12:20 p. m..Pine Ridge Camp
12:35 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. na.
Schedule figures are shown as in
formation and are not guaranteed.
Fred R. McMillin,
District Passenger Agent,
228 Eighth Street,
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 eve? 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
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A pleasant but effective emulsion,
which rebuilds the tissues, revives the
system, adds strength1 and stimulates
the nervous system. It'nae no alco
hol, and is in every sense-'a tonic.
$1.00 PER BOTTLE
Ask Your Druggist.
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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.
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JAMES FRANK k SON, Augasta, Ga,
Our Edgefield Friends
are invited to make pur store their headquarters when
when in Augusta.
On our first floor we cany a large stock of Cloth
ing, Hats and Furnishings for boys and men. We
buy from the largest manufacturers, therefore we
show the most stylish and the best of everything.
See our large assortment of Underwear, Shirts,
On our second floor we have etar Ladies' Depart
ment, showing the latest in Tailored Suits, Evening
Dresses, Waists, Skirts, etc. We invite the Edge
field ladies to visit our store. A cordial welcome
will be extended them.
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Winthrop College Scholarship
and Entrance Examination;
The examination I for the award
of vacant scholarships in Winthrop
College for the admission or' now
students will be held at the County
Court House on Friday, July 6; at'
9 a. m. Applicants mast not be
less than 16 years of age. When
scholarships are vacant after July
6 they will be awarded to those
making the highest average at this
examination, provided they meet
the conditions governing the
award. Applicants for scholarships
should write to President Johnson
for scholarship examination blanks.
These blanks properly filled ont by
tue applicant should be filed with
President Johnson by July I.
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 19, 1917. For
furthei information and catalogue,
address President D. B. Johnson,
Rock Hill, S. C.
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