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fe By EARL REED SILVERS.
For three years Jim Higgins i
Mary Foster had lived on oppo
isides of California street. Occas]
tally Jim had seen Mary make her 1
.nrely way down the high front po
and depart with tossing head for "r.
.Avenue." Mary appeared to him
be rather stuck up ; she had a way
carrying her head as If she were afr
it might fall off her rather thin m
If she inclined lt the least blt forwo
land once or twice Jim had found th
rather large blue eyes of hers look
straight through him, as if he 1
?been nothing more than a piece
.wood leaning against the fence p(
;Looking at Mary from the vlewpo
*>f a stranger. Jim decided that s
was just the kind of a girl he did
want to know.
Jim was twenty-four years old, a
Che made $24 a week, and more th
'one blooming maiden had looked
(him with rather covetous eyes. I
(Jim considered himself girl-proof.
Yet on the evening of tho anni
touting of the Republican club Jim
[destined to meet his fate. The d
had passed along rather uneventfull
(he had managed to secure a good se
jon the trip to the island, and ht
Sng once reached the boat landing
md hastened to the beach and h
?spent the entire day In a bathing sn
[But when the big excursion boat sta:
jed on its return trip Jim began to fi
?the stirrings of vain misgivings.
, A big silver moon hung over t
Water, a faint breeze rippled throuj
(the waving hair of three girls slttli
[near him, and from the shadows car
[the sound of soft voices. For a tin
|Jim sat In the bow of the boat wi
?his bachelor friends and tried to pe
jeuade himself that his pipe was ?
(that he needed to make the evening
(perfect one. But his honest heart to
him that he waa deceiving hlmsel
that what he wanted was a girl wli
laughing eyes and a jest or two on hi
lips. He arose restlessly and starte
?to walk toward the stern. In evei
conceivable nook he could glimps
(dark figures, sitting surprisingly clos
;and making surprisingly little nols
!They awoke In Jim vague memories <
|?ther nights when he, too, had sat 1
But suddenly, from a little nook ?
(the end of one of the small passagi
?ways, came the sound of a sob. Jil
iBtood still and listened. It came agali
? girl's sob; expressing misery such E
[only youth can know. Jim turned an
?made his way into the shadows, fin(
Ung in the very farthest corner of th
(niche the huddled figure of a glr
There was something vaguely fami
lar about her, and Jim hesitated
moment before addressing her. Br
.another stifled sob caused him to touc
?her lightly on the shoulder. "Is ther
.anything I ca?i do?" he asked.
The girl raised her head and turne
a tear-stained face toward him. An
ithen Jim received a shock, lt wa
iMary Foster. Gone was the pron
?toss of her head, gone the supercili
ous stare of her big blue eyes. Sh
looked very much like a helpless chile
and Jim's heart went out to her.
.Tm Jim Higgins," he announced
.'Ain't there something I can do?"
Mary's eyes opened just a littli
"Are you the boy across the street?'
Jim's heart leaped just a blt at hei
words. He had had no idea that she
knew him from Adara.
"Yes," he said, "I live across the
street. Now tell me what's" the mat
The girl half turned on the straight
hacked chair and wiped her eyes.
"Nothing very much," she answered.
:*T came to the outing with Jerry Ly
ions and he wanted me to come here
:and talk with him, and I wouldn't, and
.?o he went away."
"And you want me to get him
A hint of the Mary Foster cf old
. was manifested in the girl's sudden
change of manner.
"No, I wouldn't have him back for
ra hundred dollars," she exclaimed. "I
never want to see him again."
"Then how are you going to get
. Mary looked at Jim helplessly.
"I don't know."
Jim exercised his prerogative as one
j?f the stronger sex.
"I know how you're going to get
vihome," he announced. "I'm going to
take yo .."
Mary's hand grasped his arm Im
pulsively. "Oh, do you mind?"
should say I didn't mind." Jim's
whole body thrilled at that trusting
clasp of Mary's hand. "Supposing we
take a walk.
The girl hesitated.
. "My eyes are wet and I wouldn't
?want people to see me." she answered.
! "Would you mind just sitting here?"
Jim assured her earnestly that he
wouldn't mind at al!, and so the girl
moved over slightly and they both sat
on the chair that was made only for
one. One silver moonbeam rested fair
ly on Mary's brown hair. Jim's fingers
?touched it lingeringly. There was
j something about Mary which was
[tlif?ert;nt from any girl he had ever
He liked the blue of her eyes and
j the proud way she carried her head.
"Mary," he said softly, "you're one
'l>f the prettiest girls I've ever seen."
Which" all goes to show that a good
deal In life depends upon one's point
.(Copyright, 1917, by the McClure Newspa
L per Syndicate.)
ton is a dangerous cargo. If a
little oil happens to touch raw cotton
the result is spontaneous combustion.
A single bale of cotton saturated with
such an oil as bolled linseed, and ly
ing at the bottom of the hold, can be
compared only to a slow match at
tached to a bomb. Acids and other
chemicals form dangerous cargoes.
Carbide of calcium, for instance, is
more dangerous than dynamite. Acety
lene gas is made from this chemical
and the gas is constantly given off if
the product is exposed to air.
Sparrows Found Necessary.
The sparrows rear two broods a
year in Holland and are voracious eat
ers. So they clear away crowds of
insect pests against which man would
be powerless. This was found out in
those districts where ruthless massacre
of sparrows had taken place, and
where promptly the insect plague as
sumed such proportions that all chem
ical and other human methods proved
of no avail against it. Sparrows had
again to be introduced to cope with
Soldiers Without Uniforms.
Washington's armies, when they had
uniforms, wore the familiar "Continen
tals" of buff and blue or gray, but regi
ments from different states had for the
most part uniforms of their own. The
majority wore whatever clothes would
protect them without regard for uni
formity. One part of the American
troops who received the surrender of
Cornwallis at Yorktown were in uni
form, but the most of them still wore
rags of homespun.
The Balanced Ration.
We hear much of the balanced ra
tion, and it Is most important when
you are feeding cows and chickens.
But there ls very little fear, that the
average healthy human being will fall
to get an adequate amount and a prop
er and' balanced proportion of the dif
ferent kinds of food If he ls given a
good table and a free choice. There
is no poorer economy than trying to
skimp on food.-Washington Post.
i 1 To Polish Furniture.
. To polish mahogany furniture that
has a blue-gray appearance : To about
a quart of clear water add a table
spoonful of good strong vinegar . In
the solution saturate a clean chamois
and wring as dry as possible, rub light
ly the surface to be cleaned and polish
with dry cheesecloth. If first applica
tion does not remove the cloudy look,
repeat the operation in about a week.
After poor Digby had been floored
by ptomaine poisoning after
luncheon at a Chinese restaurant,
;Wagley, the facetious physician, pro
nounced lt an attempt at chop-suey
cide, which explains why it was the
physician and not the patient who was
: taken to the hospital in the ambulance.
- i) I?
!. ( When Women Ruled.
; Ethiopia was described by the
Greeks and Romans as the country
which lay to the south of Egypt. Short
ly before the birth of Jesus a native
dynasty of women holding the official
title of Candace held sway In Ethiopia
and even resisted the advance of Ro
man arms. One of these ls the queen
noticed in Acts 8:27.
Entitled to Sendee.
Paul was one morning sitting In his
high chair, impatiently drumming for
his breakfast of oatmeal and oranges.
Mother was busy getting the other
children off to school and Paul thought
himself neglected. So he said, "Muv
ver, I've lived here two years, so I
fink I should have some 'tention."
Another pathetic little feature of
everyday life is the number of excep
tional opportunities to make money
very rapidly that come to a man by
mail from perfect strangers.-Colum
bus (Ohio) State Journal.
A Swiss process for the manufactur?
of aluminum foil consists of coating
sheets for the metal with oil, folding
or piling a number of them together
and rolling them until they are as thin
On the Level.
A metal ball moving in a curved
glass tube filled with a liquid has been
invented in England to enable an avi
ator to see at a glance the deviation
of bis airplane from the horizontal.
The Really Truthful Man.
A really truthful man ls one who
sticks to the facts In spite of oppor
tunities to embellish his story with
Where They Differ.
A woman differs from a man in that
she regards a kin visit as an Ideal way
to spend a vacation.-Atchlson Globe.
He's Generally Prepared.
The man who marries for money
must prepare to love, honor and obey
There is but one straight road to
success and that ls merit.-Bourke
Not since the flood itself has human
ity faced the woe that hangs like a
?pall over the earth today. The moth
ers of all nations are asking, with
streaming eyes and breaking hearts,
as they send their sons into the welter
of world-war; "To what end, O God?"
So must the mother of him who died on
the cross have questioned, in the bit
terness of her soul, as she looked up
ward past the dying Christ, to the
?darkening skies of Calvary. And as
iMary knew, even in her suffering, that
?back of that darkness shone the great
est light humanity has ever known, so
i the mothers of today know that back
.of their supreme sacrifice shines the
'glory and joy of world-freedom.
|NOT ONE SLACKER THERE
'Father and Five Sons,of New Jersey
} Are All In Army in War With
' Verona, N. J.-No one would accuse
Thomas Elston of this place and his
family of eight of being a group of
'slackers. The father, who ls now an
'American citizen, was born in Devon
shire, England, and served six years
in the artillery branch of the British
army. Too old for active service in
?the land of his adoption, he has joined
'the Verona Home battalion.
The family consists of five boys and
three girls. The girls are all married
and rearing families. The boys are
'following in the footsteps of their
father. Francis, the eldest son, served
two years with the British army In
; South Africa during the Boer war,
while Frederick, the next son, also
.served in the Boer war and ls now
?somewhere in Saloniki with the Royal
?Engineer corps. ........
: William, the third son, was about to
enlist at the beginning of the war,
but was prevented from doing so by a
^broken leg. The father has not heard
from him for months and believes he
is now at the front with the British
forces. The fourth son, George, en
listed In the aerial corps and is now
at the western front in France.
! Gilbert is the only son whose home
Is vith his father here. When troops
were ordered to the Mexican border
he enlisted In Company K, Fifth New
Jersey infantry, and served until mus
tered out. Upon the recent call of
the president he again responded and
is now with Company K in New Jer
PRICELESS BOOK IS FOUND
"Letters of Vespucci" Stolen From
Florence Some Years Ago, Is Re
covered in Mail.
London.-A Rome dispatch reports:
"Some years ago there was stolen
from Florence an old book of priceless
value of which only one copy is In ex
istence. It was entitled "The letters
of Amerigo Vespucci," and In it the
celebrated Florence explorer recounted
the journeys and discoveries which he
made shortly after Columbus.
"The book belonged to Marquis Cap
poni, but, despite prolonged inquiries
by the police, no trace of it could be
found. Now the police, while inspect
ing postal packages addressed to for
eign countries on the Italian-Swiss
frontier, have discovered a parcel con
taining the precious work. The pack
age was addressed to a German book
seller who fled to Switzerland after the
outbreak of war."
GERMANS GET BOGUS PAPERS
Fury of British Drive Made Imposai?
ble to Continue Publication of
London.-War papers Issued by
German armies at the front are bring
ing high prices. The fury of the Brit
ish drive has made it impossible to
continue their publication and scarcity
of numbers issued has resulted in as
high as 300 marks ($G0) being offered
for a single copy.
Printers throughout the empire are
working on counterfeit reproductions,
many of which are so near the orig
inals that It ls impossible to tell them
apart. Although warnings have been
given not to buy the bogus copies,
thousands are being sold as original!
throughout the country. (
(l) Men for town and. country
schools $75 to ?100. (2) Ladies
combining music and common
school, unprecedented demand. (3)
Grade and high school. Can place
all qualified teachers for any the
above. Special enrollment.
Southern Teachers' Agency, Colum
bia, S. C.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate
Whereas, Wade Jennings, of
above County and State has made
suit to me to grant him Letters of
Administration of the Estate and
effects of Nathan Jennings, 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
Nathan Jennings, deceased, that
they be and apoear before me, in
the Court of Probate, to be held at
Edgefield, C. H., S. C., in my of
fioe on the 21st day of Sept. (l917)
next, after publication thereof, at
ll o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
Given under my Hand, this 1st
day of Sept. A. D., 1917.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
P. J." E. C. S. C.
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