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S WON BY THE CLOC
.(ta By C. B. LEWIS.
j Clip-slide-fall !
. That was May Palmer and she
?fallen on the icy pavement on h
"Heigbo! Got a fall, have you
That was Joseph Furlow, a pat
Jn a woolen house downtown.
;' 'Tes, Tve had a fall," replied :
May as she looked up.
j "Come, now, but I shall help
jnp," he said as he extended his J
."There you are, but you can't tal
?step alone. Do you live anywl
j "Right there," said Miss May as
[pointed to the steps,
j "Oh, that is easy. I shall put
Kirai around your shoulder and
!lean on me, and we go up the step:
?safely as you walk a hall floor. E
?we are, and I'll ring the bell for :
?Good evening, madam. I've got to
(for it or I shall be two minutes '.
tat the store. See you again somet?
' Miss May entered the house to I
?baby for a while, and when she cr
[to explain the accident to her fat
land mother the father replied wit)
i "Say, ni bet you any money t
?man was Joe Farlow. He pas
?along the street twice every day
;cept Sunday. They call him the ']
?man Clock,' because he is always
?time. If he Is one minute late at
'store there is almost a panic. Yes
.must have been Joe who helped j
up, and you had better look out a
?tie. Joe is a nice looking fellow, n
?he is making more money than a
young man I can mention. I should
jobject to having him for a son-in-la\
: "Well, he didn't laugh at me, a
(that was good of him," replied M
May as she went to the medici
. chest to find the bottle of arnica.
: Out of curiosity, of course, she po
.'ed herself at a window about the til
she figured Mr. Joseph Farlow wot
be due to come along next evenir
Mr. Farlow came along. He was
time to the second. There was
smile on his face, as he passed t
?house, but he didn't turn his head
Isee if anybody was at the window. I
:knew there was, and that he did n
;even give a glance was a mark in ?
ivor of Mr. Joseph Farlow.
Some days passed and Miss Mi
?tarted in her car one day to go to h
dressmaker's. When the vehicle hf
traversed several blocks, some hea^
trucks got the chauffeur in a pock
and he lost his head for a momeri
?He ran the machine into a grocery vi
'Standing at the curb, and there was
icrash and a scream. Joseph Farlo
;was passing at that moment. He ha
?gone to the grocery store on a bus
ness errand, and he had given himse
'just so many seconds to get back I
-his woolens. It is doubtful if tl
trumpet of an elephant or the roar (
a lion would have made him halt, bi
the scream Miss May gave stopped hil
dead in his tracks. He saw her tryin
to open the door of the auto, and i
three jumps he had the door open an
was helping her out saying:
"It's you again, is it? Well, you
chauffeur is not up to the mark. To
will have to walk the rest of the wa3
Nb ice this time, and you won't get
fall. By-by. I'm due at the store.
And off went Mr. Joseph Farlow, am
more than one pedestrian got a di]
from his elhows to make up for los
time. Maybe it was a month late
when Mr. Palmer, father of May, sa
in his office one afternoon and younj
Mr. Farlow burst in exclaiming:
"Say. Mr. Palmer, I know you b;
sight and by name, though we neve:
shook hands. You can ask any busi
ness man about me. I just called t<
say that I want the privilege of call
ing on your daughter. It has happenec
that I met her on two occasions, bu
we have not exchanged names. I an
a very busy man, but I will try anc
spare ten or fifteen minutes som*
evening to call and make her acquaint
It was a serious matter, but Mr
Palmer could not help smiling over it
He replied that Mr. Farlow might call
any evening and remain 15 minutes 01
three hours if he would. If Miss Maj
happened not to be at home they
. could talk over the state of the
market and smoke a good cigar to
gether. Mr. Farlow thanked him and
rushed out so impetuously that he up
set an employee who was coming in.
In about a week Mr. Farlow called.
He didn't look at his watch as he sat
. down to see if he could spare 14 or lo
minutes, but he was soon so interested
: that almost half an hour glided away.
Miss May did not know whether she
i -.liked Mr, Farlow or not, even after he
;had made half a dozen calls, but he
kept calling so many times that she
finally decided he was the right man.
She answered that way to him, when
lie came to the point one evening, and
she was not a bit astonished when he
"Well, that is over and I am a very
happy man; also a very busy one. I
. hall probably be detained at the store
And six months after marriage,
, when May was asked about the
"range ways of her husband, she re
"Oh, that is all right. When I asked
'im for ten dollars this morning to
buy a lot of little things, he threw me
hundred-dollar bil' and said:
"I am two minutes late this morning.
?Take the bill and keep the change."
r"opyr!ght, 1917, hy thc McClure Newspa
! CHARITIES AND THE WAR.
! The war will not decrease the need
for ordinary charitable effort It may,
indeed, increase it. And that increase
will be met by corresponding gener?s?
ity on the part of men and women
who have recognized their duty in this
respect in the past as well as from the
purses of those whose sense of respon
sibility-is awakened for the first time
by tire necessities of the conflict on
which we have entered. The habit of
giving once formed is capable of aston
ishing (expansion, says New York Sun.
No m?n, rich or poor, realizes the ease
with which his contributions to good
works can be made larger until lt ls
demonstrated to him that the call ls
imperative. Marvels of charity are
performed by persons themselves ap
parently In abject poverty. The well
to-do always find more to contribut?
than ls their practice, and the rich will
fatten their gifts In proportion. From
the will to help that today animates
the nation we may confidently look for
a wonderful quickening of charitable
Impulse. It will open wider pockets
already accessible to worthy appeals;
it will unstrap wallets that have been
tight wrapped by carelessness or Ig
norance; and from them will come a
flow of gold sufficient to maintain all
the human edifices and services philan
thropy has built to lighten the burdens
of the unfortunate.
Analysis of a year's fires In New
York state brings out figures rather
uncomplimentary to the owners of the
damaged property, says the Scientific
American Supplement. Out of a to
tal loss of some $20.000,000 no less than
21.7 per cent ls found to fall under
causes wholly preventable, while 46.5
per cent is attributed to unknown
causes. Among the strictly prevent
able causes we find all manner of
faults which may be classified as bad
construction, bad Installation and bad
practice. Defective chimneys, improp
erly exposed steam pipes, hot ashes or
coals, are morely a few of many exam
ples which might be given of the items
which constitute the cause of an an
nual loss of $4,358,618.
Eminent Frenchmen estimate that
Germany will be able to pay for this
war at the rate of $3,200,000,000 a year.
At the end of some scores of years the
financial debt of Germany might be
wiped out by such payments, but the
centuries will not avail to pay the
world for the other losses occasioned
by the war, says Houston Post. And
the heartaches and the tears and
the suffering of women and children
there is no recompense for these ! Prus
sian militarism will owe the world so
long as the world shall endure-a debt
that never can be paid.
An Item of current news, issued
from Washington, gives some statisti
cal information gathered by the cen
sus bureau, wherein the park area pos
sessed bjr the larger cities of the coun
try is set forth. According to this
New York leads In extent of pleusure
grounds, having 7,713 acres, and Phila
delphia comes next with 5,500 acres,
followed by Los Angeles, Chicago, Den
ver, Washington, etc.
Since three entente missions have
passed safely through the submarine
zone, as well as an American flotilla
and an American general and his staff,
it begins to look a little as if from
the standpoint of humanity Von Tlr
pitz's scheme is ? highly successful
The boy emperor of China, It is re
ported, has issued an order permitting
the wearing of the queue. Is this re
actionary? The wearing of a queue
was good form in the United States in
George Washington's time, but that
was more than a century ago.
Curiosity may also be defined as a
form of eager and impertinent concern
on the part of people, who, when $hey
find that a lie is out somewhere, are
never satisfied until they locate It and
tag the fellow who told lt.
China's revived monarchy foretold
its cwn fate when lt proposed to re
store obsolete absurdities. For In
stance, what nation in the new align
ment could live down the resuscitated
handicap of a queue?
Now that the government has an
nounced that the supply of cans la
once more ample it looks as if it ought
to be able to tie some of them on cer
tain kinds bf politicians.
Japan is watching the trouble In
China with the sympathetic air of a
philosophical cat umpiring a battle be
tween two enraged canaries.
Give him a hen ami a hoe and a
plat of ground and the war gardener
will pledge himself to reduce the cost
One puzzled old timer demands to
know how, if Scotch kilts are adopted,
a man is going to strike a match.
The problem of the day is, shall we
e?t nur fuod now, or can it, and eat ii
Free of Charge.
Any adult suffering from cou
cold or bronchitis, is invited to
at the drug store of Collett
Mitchell and get absolutely fre
sample bottle of Boschee's Gert
Syrup, a soothing and healing rei
dy for all lung troubles, which
a successful record of fifty ye
Gives the patient a good nigl
rest free from cougbiner, with 1
expectoration in the morning.
Regular sizes, 25 and 75 cei
For sale in all civilized countries
TRACT TO REPAIR
! %The County Boards of Edgefi
and McCormick counties will
j ceive bids for the repair of
bridge across Stevens creek, n
Clark's Hill at the bridge on S
tember 27, 1917. at twelve o'ch
noon. The necessary repairs v
be pointed out to bidders before
ceiving bids, the successful bid?
will be required to furnish bond :
the faithful performance of contra
The right to reject any and all b
is reserved. This contract will
let jointly by the two counties, a
each county will be responsible i
its pro rata share of same.
R. N. Broadwater,
Sup. E. C., S. C.
J. H. Lvon,
Sup. Mc. C., S. C.
Sept. 4, 1917.
One. Lombard No. 2 Saw Mi
cable drive. Will put in first-cla
condition to interested parties, li
reason for selling: I have sold n
engine and will sell this mill at
bargain, and will guarantee it to t
good work if handled properly.
H. w. MCKIE;
Colliers, S. C.,
9-12-3t. R. F. D.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judgi
Whereas, Mrs. A. B. Roper, c
above County and State has mac
suit to me, to grant her Letters <
Administration of the Estate an
effects of Samuel L. Roper, lat? c
above County and State.
These Are Therefore to cite an
admonish all and singular the kir
dred and creditors of the said San
uel L. Roper, deceased, tha.t the
be ana appear oeroro me, in th
Court of Probate, to be held ?
Edgefield, S. H., S. C., in my of
fice on the 28th tday of Septembe
(1917) next after publication there
of, at ll o'clock in the forenoon, b
show cause, if any they have, wh;
the said Administration should no
Given under mjr Hand, this 10tl
day of September A. D., 1917.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
P. J., E. C.
Sept. 10, 1917-31.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield,
Court Common Pleas.
M. A. Jones-Plaintiff-against
Anderson Brunson, et. al.,-De
Pursuant to a decree in the above
entitled cause, I shall offer for sah
at public outcry to the highest bid
der before the Court House, Towr
of Edgefield, County and State
aforesaid, on Salesday in October,
1917, the same being the first daj
of said month, between the legal
hours of sale the following descrb
ed realty, to wit:
All that oertain piece, parcel or
tract of land, situate, lying and be
in the County and State aforesaid,
containing seventy-four and 88-100
(74-88-100) acres, more or less, and
bounded as follows: North by lands
of Lawrence Wash; East by lands
of Mrs. Susan B. Hill: South by
lands of Mrs. Cornelia Co th ran and
Mrs. Carrie Burnett, and West by
lands of Charil - Bussev.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash,
balance on a credit of one year,
with interest from date of said sale,
or all leash at purchaser's option.
The credit portion, if any, to be
secured by the bond of the
purchaser and a mortgage of
the premises. Said bond and mort
gage to provide for interest from
date, and ten per cent, attorney's
fees, in case same shall be placed in
hands of an attorney for collection.
If purchaser at said sale shall fail
to comply with the terms thereof,
within one hour from the time of
said sale, said premises, upon direc
tion of plaintiff, or his attorney,
will be resold on said day at the
risk of the former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
J. H. CANTELOU.
Master E. C.
Sept. 3, 1917.
tuai Insurance Associ
Property Insured $2,500,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the un
dersigned for any information you
may desire about our?|planSof insur
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 you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the counties
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Laurens and Edgefield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Frasei
Lyon, "^resident, Columbia, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agt., Secy. &
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
Jno. H. Childs, Bradley, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
S. P. Morrah, Willington, S. C.
L.N. Chamberlain, McCormick, S.'C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield. S. C.
F.L.Timmerman, Pln't. Lane, S. C.
J. C. Martin, Princeton, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE, Gen. Agt.
Greenwood, S. C.
Jan. 1st. 1917.
Southern Railway Company.
Columbia, S. C., July 23, 1917.
To All Concerned:
Effective Tuesday, July 24, will
restore service between Trenton and
Edgefield as follows:
Lv. Trenton . . . .8.00 A.M.
Lv. Parkhill . . . . 8:10 A. M.
Ar. Edgefield . . . 8:20 A. M.
Lv. Edgefield . . 8:45 A.M.
Lv. Paikhill . . .. 8:55 A.M.
Ar. Trenton . . . 9:05 A.M.
Ill, 131 and 132 will observe
Lv; Edgefield . . ii:l5 A.M.
Lv. Parkhill . . 11:25 A.M.
Lv. Trenton . . . 11:35 A.M.
Lv. Baynham . . 11:45 A.M.
Lv. Eureka . . . 11:50 A.M.
Lv. Milledgeville . . 11:55 A.M.
Lv. Lakeview . . 12:03 P.M.
Lv. Crofts . . . . 12:09 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 12:19 P.M.
Ar. Aiken . . . 12:25 P.M.
No. Ill miced between Edgefield
NO. H2 MIXED.
Lv. Aiken . . . 12:55 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Caup . 12:59 P.M.
Lv. Crofts .... 1:09 P.M.
Lv. Lake View . . . P.M.
Lv. Milledgeville . 1:25 P.M.
Lv. Eureka .... 1:34 P.M.
Lv. Baynham ... 1:42 P.M.
Lv. Trenton . . . . 1:55 P.M.
Lv. Parkhill .... 2:15 P.M.
Ar. Edgefield . . . 2:25 P.M.
NO. 131 MIX?D.
Lv. Trenton . . . 1:15 P.M.
Lv. Baynham . . . 1:25 P.M.
Lv. Eureka .... 1:34 P.M.
Lv. Milledgeville . , 1:41 P.M
Lv. Crofts .... :55 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . ?08 P.M.
Ar. Aiken .... ?15 P.M.
No. Ill, 131, 132 make tig stops
above stations except Trente^ whioh
?6 a stop. Time shown as iforma
tion only and confers no rigbs.
B, W. BROOK,
Notice ol Final lis
To All Whom These Presents \y
Whereas, Mrs, Mattie W. Den*
has made application unto th
Court for Final Discharge of Acj
ministratrix in re the Estate of T
R. Denny deceasec, on this the 10th
day of September, 19.
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, crelitors, or parties
interested, to show ?ause before me
at my office at Eigefield Court
House, South Carolna, on the 8th
day of October 19l7at ll o'clock
a. m., why said ordeiof Discharge
should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
.. P., E. C.
Sept. 10, 1917.
Well Equipped Ginnery
I have a modern Lummus ginnery that
contains all of the late improvements.
Everything recently overhauled. Cleans
seed thoroughly and makes excellent
sample. Bagging and ties always on
Located just one mile and a half east
of Edgefield. Best of attention given
every patron. Your patronage will be
appreciated. Will gin as cheap as any
body. Highest majket price paid for
M. C. PARKER
1 G. H. Nixox G. W. WRIGHT |
J ESTABLISHED 1891 I
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! NIXON & WRIGHT !
! COTTON FACTORS f
* 851 Reynolds Street AUGUSTA, GEORGIA f
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X Liberal Cash Advances Made on Consignments *>
* Personal Attention Given All Shipments ?
Southern Railway System
)| An Ambition and a Record j Vi
? THE needs of ^e South are identical with the needs j ,/v \
: i of the Southern Rillwayi the rrowth and success of one means i > J
J :be upbuildine of thc other. , L ll
! ? The Southern Railway asks no favors-no ?pedal prlrUefe not. J J/y
J accorded to others. I
\ The ambition of thc Southe/n Railway Company is to iee that , ?????
i unity of interest that ls bora of co-operation between the public and | -
1 the railroads j to see perfected that fair and frank policy tn the manare- *
,' ment of railroads which invites the eon?dence of eovemmental <r \
acencies; to realize that liberality of treatment which will enable it J J
to obtain thc additional capital needed for the acquisition of better and VV
enlarged facilities incident to the demand for increased and better V
sen-ice ; and, finally- 'S
To take Its niche In the body politic of the South alonnld-' of J)
ather rreat industries, with no more, but with equal llbcmes, equal S
ricbts and equal opportunit?s. ...
- " The Southern Serves the South." y)?x***
With thai Sickening
It is almost a crime to dos? children
with calomel-that nauseating, pois
onous mineral that some folks still
think is the one thing that will relieve
constipation, headache and other bil
ious conditions. I wouldn't give calo
mel to a dog unless I wanted to kill it.
When you need liver or stomach
medicine, use a safe, guaranteed veg
etable preparation like Martin's Liver
Medicine. It tastes good. It acts
powerfully on the liver and bowels
?vithout pain or griping. And it often
javes one from a spell of sickness.
One of the best known men in Had
iock, Ga., is C. H. Keller. On the 12th
)f May he wrote the following letter
;o the proprietors of Martin's Liver
Medicine: - ..;.;?<,v
"I have five children in school and all of
hem showed decided sallowness and were
rery sluggish. I gave each of them a dose
if Martin's Liver Medicine night and morn
ug for two days. Their complexions cleared
ip and they are now normal children in
?very respect. The medicine did not inter
fere with them in school and did not gripe
like liver medicine formerly used. My young
est child, three years old, was sick last sum
mer and it took careful nursing and the at
tention of physicians to save him, and I am
sure that a few doses of Martin's Liver
Medicine has prevented a recurrence of the
same trouble. Therefore I feel it my duty
to others to let them know what Martin's
Liver Medicine did in my home."
You run no risk in buying Martin's
Liver Medicine. It is a recognized
standard preparation, made according
to the prescription of a prominent
Southern physician. It is composed
of absolutely pure drugs and is guar
anteed to give positive satisfaction.
If after taking a bottle of it you are
dissatisfied with the result, carry the
empty bottle to your druggist and
you will receive your 50c back.
If your druggist hasn't Martin's
Liver Medicine,' he can easily get it
for you. Do not accept any substi
tute. There is no other medicino
"just as good." *
For Sale by COLLETT & MITCHELL, Edgefield, S. C.
BARRETT & COMPANY
i Augusta.Georgia 1