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JS THIS "YOUNG MAN'S AGE?':
.Golden Period of Achievement Corres
. When Man ls. Well Past Forty
Years of Age, lt ls Claimed.
; "Our times are frequently called the
age of the young men. But when one
looks back to the revolutionary era of
our country, from 1775 to 1825. ?nd
considers the striking youthfulness of
the leaders of America the appellation
?does not appear exactly to fit," said a
.New York man ip a recent Interview.
. "Nor do the men now in their twen
ties and thirties push the men of the
^forties and fifties hard enough to prove
that this Is pre-eminently the young
'man's age. Unless men of forty are
[considered young, this scarcely ls a
?young man's age.
1 "The youngsters under thirty receive
an undue degree of attention from the
professions and business. A notion
prevails that the latest graduate from
college, technical school or university
lis more desirable than the man who
?has had post-graduate courses In life's
'college of experience. Best sellers,
.movies and magazine articles about
business foster the notion. Conse
quently, a distressingly large number
?bf men from twenty-five to thirty ex
pect to be the bosses of big businesses
or corresponding professions or tech
nical vocations by the time they are
"Many will, If they work hard and
prove to possess capacity, occupy posi
tions of responsibility. But scarcely
at thirty-five. The golden age of
achievement really comes in most
cases 15 years later. In fact, the pr?s
lent age is the age of the mature man.
In literature the success today is not
the man of thirty. Irvin Cobb would
almost universally be considered a
success in literature, but Cobb is forty
one and has not reached the fullness
of his power. George Ade is fifty-one,
Tarkington forty-eight, Frank Cobb, a
chief writer of editorial, forty-eight.
The success achieved through develop
ment of talent, hard work and sacri
fice is reserved for the mature."
SEA MOSS MAKES GOOD FOOD
Made Into "Laver Bread," lt ls Found
on Sale in Ail Welsh Markets
Near the Coast.
The sea moss on the Irish coast,
called by some "sloak," is really laver.
In Ireland it is called "Sloucaun"
Kwith the "c" hard), and "Slouc" for
brevity. In Ireland, ns in England, lt
is prepared by washing, to get rid of
sand, etc., and then boiling.
When bolled, a little butter or bacon,
fat is added and a dash of lemon juice
completes the preparation. It is eaten
with fish, and by some with mutton
instead of jelly.
In Wales a great deal of laver is
nsed, mostly in the form of "laver
bread," says the London Chronicle.
The boiled laver is mixed with a pro
portion of oatmeal and shaped Into
"Laver bread," or "lava bread," as
it seems to be pronounced, ls on sale
in all the Welsh markets anywhere
conveniently near the coast.
There are two brothers in Indianap
olis whose names are not John and
Richard Jones, but might be. Richard
owns a grocery store and his telephone
listing follows directly under the list
ing of John's residence. This con
versation took place the other day be
tween Mrs. John Jones and a voice
on the wire: - . ?
"Hello, is this Jones'?"
"Have you got Tiny soap?"
"Why, yes, I guess I've got a little.
"Why, I want to buy some. What
do you think?"
"I've only got one cake. Who is
"Isn't this Jones' grocery?" \?
V'Good night .'"-Indianapolis News."
."New Use for Motorcycles.
That new uses for motorcycles are
.still being discovered is shewn by the
fact that a Californian with a big lawn
to care for drives hiS|mower with the 1
add of his powered cycle. After sev
eral unsuccessful attempts he devised
satisfactory means of attaching the
grass cutter to the front forks of his
machine, and now he asserts that he
can trim the lawn in about one-tenth
.the time formerly required. The only
consideration that limits his speed ap
jjarently is the fact that the mower
must be oiled frequently.-Popular Me
. chanics Magazine.
.?. ' . Discontent
"A certain discontent with the Im
mediate job is one of the most com
mon of human failings. Ninety-nine
'out of every hundred of us are con
scious of it at intervals, or more or
less continuously. There are times,
and with some it is practically all the
time, when we would like to do some
thing else, be something else or be
somewhere else. The grass on the
other side of the road looks greener;
the other fellow's job lDOks easier and
more desirable.-Providence Journal.
Making Fire With Ice.
Take a smooth, clear, curving piece
of ice, one not too thick, and hold it
In the rays of the sun so that lt will
bring the light to a sharp focus just
as will a lens In a reading glass. The
ice will not last long enough to burn
a piece of paper, but if the focus rests
on a speck of gun cotton it will cause
combustion and a flame will result.
Arctic explorers have built fires often
with this expeflient when matches
were absent and flint and rock not
"handy.._. . .
SHRINE OF THE "HOLY COAT
Cathedral at Tr?ves, Contains One of
Most Jealously Guarded Relics
of the Roman Church.
At intervals of many years the old
Prince Bishopric of Tr?ves, wakens out
of its half-slumbering condition and
becomes the center of a great pilgrim
age. Besides its numerous Roman re
mains, this quiet old town, claiming to
be 1,300 years older than Rome, ls the
shrine of the "Holy Coat," one of the
most jealously guarded relics In the
possession of the Roman church.
The citizens of Tr?ves are very
proud of this seamless garment, and
they have given it a prominent place
on their coat-of-arms, says the Dundee
Advertiser. It was not until 1196 that
the "Holy Coat" was placed over the
high altar, but lt was not exposed to
the public gaze for some three hundred
years afterward. It was kept in a se
cret place of the cathedral known only
to a few, and there were many who
doubted its existence. A guide book
of 1814 says :
"The existence of the relic at pres
ent is rather doubtful-at least, it is
not visible. The attendants of the
church say it is walled up." All doubts
were removed in 1844, when Archbish
op Arnold! announced a centenary
jubilee, at which it was exhibited to a
million and a half of pilgrims from all
parts of the world. The coat ls a loose
garment with wide sleeves, very sim
ple in form, of coarse material, dark
brown in color, probably as the result
of age, and entirely without seam or
MESSAGES FLOAT FOR YEARS
United States Hydrographie Office
Tells of Finding of Bottle Set
Adrift In 1914.
Severn! Instances of messages in
bottles having floated about the Pa
cific for years before being recovered
have been announced by the United
States hydrographie office.
A bottle was set adrift by Capt S.
Nagahue of the Tamba Maru, Japan
ese, August 17, 1915, 900 miles east/)f
Kamchatka, was recovered May 15 last
near Moelips, Wast. Another bottle,
set adrift in December, 1914, off Cape
Corrientes, Mex., was found February
22 last 240 miles north of Christmas
island, lu the latitude of the Hawaiian
A third bottle, tossed from the
schooner W. H. Marsten by Capt. W.
Wann February 14, 1915, 2,040 miles
east of Chile and 660 miles south of
Easter island, was picked up January
21 last four miles south of Wanganui
island, New Zealand.
Clock n Aimimw
In place by s\
the dial woulc
hour space at
change, leaving _, umuuuieu.
It Is claimed that this plan is especial
ly desirable in the cose of striking
clocks, the hands of which cannot be
moved back. The position of the dial
would also indicate whether the clock
was keeping summer or normal time.
The objection to this procedure, of
course, is that practically everybody
tells time from position of the hands,
without any attention to the figures on
Solves Problem of Stray Whale.
Monterey, Cal., has solved the ques
tion of what to do with a stray whale
that ls washed up on shore. After dis
posing of the flesh and oil to a refinery,
the bones may be mounted on shore
end kept as a permanent natural his
That is what the cky officials did
with a whale which was washed ashore
there, according to the Popular
Science Monthly. It was welcomed
with open arras and the bones were
saved as an educational feature for the
benefit of the school children of the
city and for Interested adults.
Since there was no building avail
able large enough to accommodate it,
it was set up in an open lot and fenced
Steel Shortage in Australia.
Stocks of steel plates, tin plate and
galvanized Iron are low throughout
Australia, and the demand is acute, ac
cording to consular advices from Mel
bourne. There is at present very
little prospect of outside relief, and
an effort is being made to manufacture
these goods in Australia. Recently
representatives of a company in New
castle and one in Melbourne were sent
to the United States to purchase
machinery for making steel. The high
freights and shortage of supply offer
a great incentive to the manufacture
of lines that would have been consid
ered impossible to produce before the
Never Without lt
.Tour threat to slap Reggie on the
wrist was merely a blt of sarcasm, I
"You couldn't have done much dam
age that way."
"Oh, I don't know. I might have
emashed his wrist watch."
The Conceited One.
"I can't bear that young leading
man; ?ie's so conceited. How do you
manage to get along with him?"
"I elwnys talk to him about him
self for a while, and then he talks to
me about himself."-Life.
Free of Charge.
Any adult suffering from cough,
cold or bronchitis, is invited to call
at the drug store of Collett &
Mitchell and get absolutely free, a
sample bottle of Boschee's German
Syrup, a soothing and healing reme
dy for all lung troubles, which'has
a successful record of fifty years.
Gives the patient a good night's
rest free from cougbiner, with free
expectoration in the moraine.
Regular sizes, 25 and 75 cents.
For sale in all civilized countries.
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1917, to
the 15th day of March. 1918.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1917,
and December 31st, 1917.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 31st, 1917, the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid on or before February
1st, 1918, the County Auditor will pro
ceed to add two per cent, and five per
cent, from the 1st of March to the 15th
of March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1917 are
For State purposes 8*
" ordinary County 7
" Constitutional School Tax 3
" Antioch 4
.* Bacon School District 7*
" Blocker 2
" Blocker-Limestone 4
" Collier's 4
" Flat Rock 4
" Oak Grove 3
" Red Hill 4
" Edgefield 8
" Elmwood No. 8 2
" Elmwood No. 9 2
" Elmwood No. 30 2
" Elmwood L. C. 3
" Hibler 3
" Johnston I ll
" Meriwether (Gregg) 2
" Moss 3
" Shaw, 4
" Talbert 2
" Trenton 8
" Wards 2
" Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
" Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
" Johnston R. R. 3
" Pickens R. R. 3
" Wise R. R. 1?
" Corporation and R. R. ll*
All the male citizens between the ages
of 21 years and 60 years, except those
exempt by law, are liable to a poll tax
of One Dollar each. A capitation tax
of 50 cents each is to be paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax.
No commutation tax ?? ? '
. ... - V..WOV. cuant?es are combined
in the famous
Made in beautiful red or green
colors. These shingles form as hand
some a roof as you can find. Their
slate surface guarantees long wear.
We can't tell you all you should
know about them in this small space.
We'd rather have you see them.
Write for samples and prices to-day.
Roofing and Mantel Co.
607 Broad St. AUGUSTA, GA.
Mantels, Tiles, Crates
Metal Roofing, etc.
That's What John Bunyon Johnson,
the Well-Known Automobile
Salesman, Says of Martin's
One of the latest to add his un
qualified endorsement to Martin's
Liver Medicine is John Bunyon
Johnson, of Macon, Ga. In a letter
dated August 25, 1917, he says:
"It affords me pleasure to report
that I have taken Martin's Liver
Medicine and obtained most desir
able results. Martin's Liver Medi
cine is pleasant to the taste, does
not gripe nor inconvenience the
taker in any way. It acts positively
and yet gently upon the liver and it
is my opinion that it is superior to
any liver medicine sold."
Martin's Liver Medicine is strictly
vegetable in ingredients, contains
no poisonous calomel, is pleasant to
take and is sold with the standing
guarantee that if it does not give
the effect desired, the empty bottle
can be returned to the drug store
and the 50c paid for it will be re
funded. As a medicine for consti
pation, sick headache or other liver
and stomach troubles, Martin's
Liver Medicine is without a peer
Sold by druggists everywhere.
For Sale by COLLETT & MITCHELL,
Edgefield. S. C.
Will Surely Sion Thal Couch
tual Insurance Associ
Property Insured $2,500,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the un
dersigned for any information you
may desire about our.plan^of 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, President, Columbia, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agt., Secy. &
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. O. 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 ompany.
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. 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 mixed between Edgefield
NO. 132 MIXED.
Lv. Aiken ... 12:55 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 12:59 P.M.
Lv. Crofts .... 1:09 P.M.
Lv. Lake View . . . 1:15 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 MIXED.
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 .... 1:55 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 2:08 P.M.
Ar. Aiken .... 2:15 P.M.
No. Ill, 131, 132 make flag stops
above stations except Trenton whioh
is a stop. Time shown as informa
tion only and confers no rights.
B. W. BROOKS,
Folks Who Know
For malarial headache, Granger
Liver Regulator entirely relieved my
trouble.-J. Height, Wetumpka, Ala.
Had heavy headache. Vomited
twice to six times a day. Four doses
of Granger Liver Regulator made me
well.-Loundas P." Brindley, Somer
Mother had sick headache. Granger
Liver Regulator did her more good
than all the medicine she had taken
before.-Pearley Davis, Pacio, Ala.
I never expect to be without it in
my home.-Jenie Usey, Gadsden, Ala.
It is a great saver of doctors' bills.
--Louis N. Kent, Honoraville, Ala.
There is none better.-Dr. T. E.
Cothram. Alexis, Ala. <*
All druggists sell Granger Livei
Regulator^?c, .Try it. J
Help the Operators Serve
Telephone subscribers are urged to call by
number and not by name. In a community
of this size the operators cannot possibly re
member the names of all subscribers; when
you call by name you delay your service and
hamper its efficiency.
All telephones are known to the operators
by numbers which are on the switchboard di
rectly in front of them. The directory is your
index to the switchboard and should be con
sulted before making a call.
Call by number and help the operator
serve you better.
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE ?
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
J. J. Eoach, Manager, Aiken, S. C.
li. B. RUSSELL, JR.
R. E. ALLEN
RUSSELL & ALLEN
857, 859 and 861 Reynolds Street
Correspondence invited and consignments solicited.
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[. Xixox G. W. WRIGHT I
Liberal Cash Advances Made on Consignments *
Personal Attention Given All Shipments *
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NIXON & WRIGHT
851 Reynolds Street AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
Southern Railway System
jj An Ambition and a Record ; Vi
/!' "THE needs of the South are identical with the needs j A \
i A of thc Southern Railway: thc uvowtb and success of one means I 1 7
J thc upbuildinc of the other. j I jj
i J The Southern Railway asl:s no favors-no special pririlepe noi | J/
J neenrdid to others. i S
I The ambition of thc Southern Railway Company il to iee that ? ;??c*^*
t unity of interest that is born of co-operation between the public and ,
. th- railroad- ; to see perfected that fair and frank policy in the manaee- ? ^
,' ment of nilruads which invites tbe confidence of covernmental ? C \
atencies: tc realize that liberality of treatment which wUl enable it ? /
/" to obtain tb?, additional capital needed for the acquisition of better and /V
\c enlarced faci.;::-< incident to the demand for increased and bener J V
i( service; and. final!)- S
To take its nict- In tbe body politic of 1he South alongside of h
other creal industrie, .vith no more, but with equal liberties, equal S
rifhts and equal opportunities.
^ . " The Southern Serv^e^
I BARRETT & COMPANY I
g (INCORPORATED) g
I COTTON FACTORS I
|i Augusta.Georgia ?