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LONG THOUGHTS OF YOUTH
Patriotism of the Day Not Measured
by Brass Band or Throwing of
Banner to the Breeze.
There is a depth to the "tide of
thought" at the present day which
is, as Tennyson expresses it, "a tide
too full for sound or foam." And
as Longfellow wrote, "the thoughts
of youth are long, long thoughts."
The patriotism of this day is not
measured by the brass band or bun
combe, or simply throwing the ban
ner to the breeze, says a writer in
Association Men. If there be music
it is the deep, full-throated music of
the soul, and if the banner is being
flung to the breeze it is being flung
in the spirit of sacrifice.
Here is a typical American boy of
s?venteen, nearing high school com
mencement and at the commence
ment of life. Confronted with the
present crisis, this boy has thought
his way through. It was but a few
weeks ago he said to his mother : "I
have not yet reached a conclusion,
but I am thinking." A fortnight
later, with a firmness that represent
ed the spirit of the day in thousands
of boys' lives and uncounted multi
tudes of boys' souls, he said : "Moth
er, I have made up my mind ; I do
not believe that God wants me to
throw my life away. I think he wants
me to care for you (his mother was a
widow), but if the time comes when
it is necessary for me to go to the
war I am ready. And if I am shot,
that is the sacrifice I am willing to
make." Whatever hesitation the
.mother had when her son told her
this, the only thing she could do and
did do was to take him to her heart,
with all the pride of an American
MODERN WAY OF DIOGENES
Lantern No Longer Used in Hunting
for an Honest Man, Having Given
Way to the X-Ray.
A young man carrying a small
leather-covered box saw in one of
the cross streets of upper ISTew York
a window placard bearing the name
John J. Diogenes. He touched the
bell button and presented to the
flunky who opened the door his card :
"Dionustos Duxenberri Smith."
The flunky bowed low and said:
Presently the portieres at the rear
of the hall parted and a man entered.
"Have I the honor of addressing
Mr. J. J. Diogenes, descendant of
the Athenian philosopher ?" the call
Mr. Diogenes bowed assent.
"Well," said Mr. Smith, "I am
taking orders for an electric lantern,
guaranteed to be from 100 to 115
candle power. It will burn for about
forty hours without recharging the
battenT and it can be recharged for
the small sum of-"
"My dear man," broke in MY.
Diogenes as greenish-blue flashes
glimmered through the openings of
the portieres, "we no longer use any
sort of lantern in looking for an hon
est man. I am just now X-raying a
candidate for a job as bank cashier."
: "My wife finds our portable house
quite a convenience."
"We have to turn it around for
her, to face the sunset, and again
so that she can see the sunrise when
she feels so inclined."
Prominent Clubman-"Well, I see
Henpect has peace at last.
Clubman (also prominent)-Yes,
"but with an awful indemnity.
PALLS ON HER, TOO.
Bacon-Does your wife talk to
Egbert-Oh, yes; but she gets
tired of hearing it, too.
A LIBERAL SPENDER.
. "He's a liberal spender."
"Yes, anybody but his wife can get
money out of him."
"Johnny Green's a lucky kid."
"He's got parents that don't care
how often he goes swimmin'."
"I know of a college where they
are going to establish a cJiair of
"What monkey business!"
MONEY FROM EARTH WORMS
Old Man Makes Living Gathering
Night Crawlers and Other Crea
tures Used for Fish Bait.
The other morning early, during a
mild shower, we stepped from our front
door and looked down tho gloomy
street, and there saw an old man carry
ing an umbrella and leisurely walk
ing toward us, stopping every moment
or two to pick up something from the
street, and put it into a large bucket
that he carried on his arm, says the
Ohio State Journal.
We watched until he approached in
front of our domicile, when our curi
osity could stand it no longer, and so
w? went out and asked what he was
gathering, when he held the bucket to
our gaze, and in It was a gallon of fish
worms that he had gathered from the
asphalt street. While we were talk
ing he picked up three "night crawlers"
at the edge of the gutter stream. His
eyes were trained to observo those
angle worms, for just then he saw one
across the street, and hastened to put
it in his bucket. We suggested that
he had neglected the gutter in front of
our house, but he looked back and
at a glance said there were no crawl
He said his business was fish bait;
that crawfish was what he gathered
mostly, but that night crawlers were
always more or less In demand, espe
cially for the less pretentious sport of
fishing for blue gills. In the dim fu
ture, when we are In the trenches
shooting the Huns, we will remember
this old man gathering night crawlers,
and wish we were he.
"Why Is your father so glad to get
summer boarders out from the city?"
"Well, ye see, dad wuz gold-bricked
in th' city last winter."
Re told them he had been an officer
in the National Guard in his home
state, and the insructors at the Re
serve Officers' training corps camp at
Fort Benjamin Harrison intended to
mnke him prove it, says the Indianapo
lis News. When it came his turn to
command a company, he marched tho
men back and forth for several min
utes under the critical oyo of an in
structor. Several times he tied the
company up in knots, but the instruct
or volunteered no suggestions as to
how lie should get them out. The
climax came when tho temporary com
mander marched the force bang into
a fence, whore perforce it hud to
halt. The embarrassment of the stu
dent officer by this time had become
very apparent. Ile glanced out of the
corner of Ids eye at the instructor, but
said instructor was watching an un
usual cloud formation. There was
only one thing to do-continue to use
"Company, attention!" he shouted.
"Get away from that fence-march!"
Study Gardening at School.
A new course of study devised to
educate the 2;">0.000 school pupils of
the city in the proper methods of gar
dening and farming has been added
to the school curriculum of Philadel
phia. If it proves satisfactory the
new study may be made a permanent
part of the school work. Thirty min- |
utes a week is to be set aside under I
the plan in all schools without gar
dens for the teaching and discussion j
How "Sammy" Arrived.
Just as a matter of historical record
it may be worth while to note that the
name "Sammies" was bestowed upon
the overseas sons of Uncle Sum by
no less a personage than London
Punch. It made the suggestion in
warning Londoners that all the Amer
ican soldiers would not relish the title
An Unambitious Fisherman.
"I hoar that whale meat is good to
"Yes," replied the man with a
string of cal fish. "Eut I don't sec how
it makes much difference to mo. Jonah
was the culy man I ever heard of who
tackled a whale single-handed, and he
got the worst, of it"
S THE PURPLE TRAIf
fe By MAHLIN GEARHART.
Wfe fe fe fe fe fe fe fe fe fe F
Everyone in the little town I
what tho coming of the lilac
meant, for jt was no new thing,
sending of a carload of blossoms, s
times into the mining towns of
North, where the breath from
smelters destroyed every vestig
vegetation ; sometimes to the ti
that nestled high up the mom
sides and shivered with their sun
frosts and biting winds from the s
fields around, them. Only last
Copperville had been brightened
the coming of the "purple train;"
so it was called.
That night Miss 'Lizabeth sat a
on her little front porch and wat?
the moon come slowly np from be
the great mass of the Wahs
range, and sail off into the blue v
above, and as she watched she thou,
?Tes, Til do it. It can't do
harm. It if falls into Billy's ha
he'll understand what it means, j
doesn't, why the blossoms will cl
someone's heart, and the other
just excite a little curiosity. 1
years ago, day after tomorrow, I
off the train here, and Billy went
north. The lilac train went ;
ahead of his, and I picked up one
the blossoms that had fallen when t
were loudlng and handed it to him
don't know why I did it. Billy :
never asked me for a promise of
kind, but I read something in his e;
all that year when I was boarding
his mother's. No, I don't know wi
did lt, but when I handed him
blossoms I said, Til wait for you, '.
ly, for years, if it is necessary.' i
then I turned and fled to the wait
i room, and his train was just starti
j so he could not answer, but I kr
An Impatient crowd of people 1
been standing in the rain since ea
morning, expecting momentarily
hear the whistle of the engine t
would bring the lilac car into
Butte station. The noon whist
sounded ; still no evidence of the cc
lng of the purple train ; still a po
ing rain, and still a waiting mass
people; 12:15-12:30-a whistle ?
the crowd began to surge, forwa
Into the station the engine pant
and with a shout the anxious, wei
waiters welcomed the men who st(
on the platforms with arms full
"Throw them this way, pardne
"Give us a few over here." "Don't f
get us. We can't get any closer." Su
were the cries that came up from vc
ous quarters as men, women and cl
dren reached and scrambled for t
flowers that came pouring upon the
Coming with quick step down one
the streets was a man roughly dress
in a miner's garb, and close behind h
another clad in a neat brown businc
"Now, I do wonder if I am too In
for tiie lilac train?" soliloquized t
man in the load. "'Twill be the iii
one I have missed since I caine in
Montana. Five years ago she gave r
a blossom that had fallen when th
wore loading tho iilac train, and tin
she said to me, TH wait for you. Bill;
She read in my face what I did n
have the manhood to toll her. SI
must have boen sorry for mo then, b
afterward she grew sorry for horse
I suppose, for she didn't answer th
letter I wrote as soon ns I got ho
telling her how gladly I would woi
now, knowing that she was waitU
for me. Well, she had to walt a lor
time, for luck was against mo rigl
along; but I didn't care, since she Wi
waiting for me after all. And now
only I could send her a message sayle
'I am corning, Billy,' it would be wort
all these years of work and discou
ngement I've seen people from thor
many times since, but they didn't kno'
that I knew her and I never aske
about her-I was afraid, somehow, c
what they might tell me, till about
month ago when the Sweet Lilac bi
gan to show rich streaks. Ah, I ar
not too late," for he had come i
sight of the car, and in another mc
mont he and the man in brown, wh
had kept even pace with him for i
block or more, were grasping fran
tically at a large bouquet that cam
over the head of the crowds wlthh
easy reach of them.
"There, stranger," exclaimed thi
miner. "I beat you on that catch; bu
there are enough here for two, so I'l
cut the string and 'divvy' up, as wi
say in camp."
"You are generous, sir," answerer
his late rival, "und I will gladly paj
you any sum you may name for mj
share of them. My little sick daugh
'Tittle sick daughter? Well, now,
do you think I'd sell you a few flowers
for her? Besides, money is nothing to
me. Have you heard of the Sweet
Lilac mine that I sold yesterday for
$75,000-what's this?" And lifting a
tiny tintype that had been fastened in
among the stems, he gazed into the
face that spoke back to him, with a
look of love he only could read. 'Tm
waiting for you, Billy," were the words
he saw faintly scratched beneath the
face, and turning to his wondering
companion, he said, as he held the en
tire bouquet to him:
"Just give me one spray of the flow
ers, stranger, and you can have all the
rest for the little giri. I'm going inhere
io send a telegram that says: 'I am
coming, Billy.' "
(Copyright, 1917, by the McOluro Newspa
Relating to School Funds.
The County Board of Education
has rot been able to make appor
tionment ot school funds from the
fact that State Tax Commission has
not made ruling on assessed valua
tion of corporations. The apportion
ment will be made as early as we
hear from the commission. There
?3 nothing to materially change ap
portionment from last year.
W. W. FULLER,
County Supt. of Education.
A fine lot of pure Fulghum oats at
$2.00 per bushel. Purchaser to
Jas. D. Mathis,
Trenton, S. C.
July 25, 1917.
BITTJSRu FarniJv Medicina
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, of
Cullen, Va., writes:
"About ll years ago, 1
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 I 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. All vvork
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs
The Roofing Development
If you are going to build or re
cover your roof it will pay you to
make inquiry regarding our
NePonset American Twin
before selecting your roof. This
shingle makes a wonderfully eco
nomical fire resisting roof, and is
guaranteed for a period of fifteen
We will be pleased to submit sam
ples and prices delivered at your
station upon application.
Roofing and Mantel Co.
Mantels, Tiles, Crates
Metal Roofing, etc.
607 Broad St. AUGUSTA, GA,
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and g.asses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Ouckten's Arnica Salve
The Best Salve In The World.
Pure Pennsylvania Motor Oil
Call on us and let us prove to you
that VEEDOL is less expensive to
use in your car.
ASK THOSE THAT USE IT
Make a trial by cleaning your
crank case out with kerosine, fill
up with VEEDOL, and if you don't
get satisfaction, and don't run
twice as far as with cheap oil, we
will refund your money.
Stewart & Kernaghan
SOME STRIKE IT RICH
TO PUT A UT
IN THE BAN
CoDTiiaht 1909. bi C. E. Zinwrman 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 g ow,
and that it is safe.
BANK OF ED6EF?ELD
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E.;Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier: J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashi?r.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen
Land For Sale.
The undersigned will sell 800
acres of land in Meriwether town
ship, formerly the estate of M. 0.
Glover but now owned by Mr. and
Mrs. R. W. Glover. The land has
two dwellings and 12 tenant bouses
on it. Every farm has separate
pasture fenced with cattle and hog
wire. More than 300 head of cat
tle can be pastured. One of the
best stock farms in the State, The
place has more timber than is
needed for the farm and also has
ample supply of cedar posts to keep
up and build additional fences.
For further information, including
terms, apply to
Mr. and Mrs. R. y?. Glover,
North Augusta, S. 0.
Aug. 21, 1917.
How To Give Quinine To Children.
FEBRILINE is the trade-mark name Riven to on
improved Quinine. It is aTasteless Syrup, pleat.-,
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nov ringing in the head. Try
it the Jext time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. The
same FEBRILINE is blown ii bottle. 25 cents.
To My Friends an? the
Although I have accepted the
position as City Carrier, I have
no intention of discontinuing the
Insurance business. Your busi
ness will receive the same core
ful attention, and will be appre
Office Hours:-6:00 P. M. to
8:00 P. M.
J. T. HARLING
At The Farmers Bank.
Edgefield, S. C.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
Will Surely Sioo That Court