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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 the gloomy
street, and there saw an old man carry
ing an umbrella and leisurely walk
ing toward us, stopping every moment
pr 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 lt no longer, and so
we 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
ieyes were trained to observe those
fcngle worms, for just then he saw one
across the street, and hastened to put
it in his bucket. We suggested that
te had neglected the gutter in front of
our house, but he looked back and
Et 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 \
sommer boarders out from the city?" ?
"Well, ye see, dad wuz gold-bricked
tn th' city last winter."
I He told them he had been an officer
?In the National Guard in his home
(state, and the insructors at the Re
iserve Officers' training corps camp at
?Fort Benjamin Harrison intended to
imake him prove it, says the Indianapo
lis News. When it came his turn to
jcommand a company, he marched the
:men back and forth for several min
utes under the critical eye of an in
structor. Several times he tied the
'company up in knots, but the instruct
or volunteered no suggestions as to
how he should get them out. The
climax came when the temporary com
mander marched the force bang into
a fence, where perforce it had to
halt. The embarrassment of the stu
dent officer by this time had become
very apparent. He glanced out of the
corner of his 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-marchi"
? Study Gardening at School.
A new course of study devised to
Educate the 250,000 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
fthe plan In all schools without gar
dens for the teaching and discussion
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 Sam by
no less a personage than London
i Pun ch. It made the suggestion In
?warning Londoners that all the Amer
ican soldiers would not relish the titi?
J An Unambitious Fisherman.
; "I hear that whale meat is good to
; "Yes," replied the man with a
string of catfish. "But I don't see how
it makes much difference to me. Jonah
rwas the only man I ever heard of who
hackled a whale single-handed, and he
?ot the worst pi it" 4 _Jw/^__
MAN'S WAY OF DOING THINGS
Mr. Pickles Gives Demonstration of
Superiority of His Methods Over
Those Used by Women.
Men who can turn their hands to
any sort of job that needs doing are
very useful as husbands. Mr. Pickles
was one of these useful gentlemen.
His amiable wife once asked him to
hang a picture she had purchased for
the parlor, and he said that he would
do it "In a jiffy."
"You just get me the cord and a
picture hook," he said to his wife, "and
tell the servant girl to run down into
the cellar and bring up the stepladder
and carry it into the parlor, and
where's those two little screw ^thlng
ummys that go into the back of the
frame at the sides to put the cord
through? Look them up for me; and
I shall require the gimlet to bore a
little hole for the screws. Somebody
get the gimlet, or maybe I can drive
them in with a hammer. Johnny, you
run down into the cellar and get the
hammer. Perhaps a chair would be
better than the stepladder. Some
body go out into the kitchen and get
me a chair. I don't want to stand on
one of the parlor chairs. Got that
cord? Just measure off about the right
length, and fasten it to those little
things at the side. There, now ; there's
your picture hung up, and no fuss
about it The difference between us
men and you women Is that when we
have anything to do we do it, and don't
talk all day about it"
AIR UP 10,000 FEET COLD
Even In Hottest Weather Aviator May
Be In Arctic Regions After Flight
of Ten Minutes.
Aviators experience many different
degrees of temperature lu their flights.
On the hottest day in summer a flying
man may be In the arctic regions In
ten minutes by mounting to a height
of 10,000 feet, just as the climber may
pass through all the shades of temper
ature by climbing Kllima-Njaro, that
giant peak which rises above the snow
line from the equator. He commences
with the tropical jungle and ends
amid eternal snow.
The fact Is that the temperature ls
invariably low at 10,000 feet and over,
whether at the tropics or the poles,
and It is quite likely to be lowered at
the equator. Airmen well know the in
tense cold of those upper regions, and
they need the rig-out of a Shackleton
if they would mount to 20,000 feet
above the earth's surface. In fact,
there ls little variation of temperature
In these upper reaches of the at
mosphere. It ls much the same In sum
mer, as winter, except for the differ
ence which a high wind makes.
Even In the depth of a hot summer
the airmen will encounter 40 degrees
of frost at 10,000 feet and at twice
that altitude 100 degrees of frost-the
temperature of the South pole-is not
Scaring Them Away.
Frank A. Vanderllp, chairman of a
Liberty Loan committee, said in New
"The loan machinery was made easy,
simple and Informal, so that all could
come In. We didn't want to scare the
plain people away, you know.
"Some of our past loans did scare
the plain people. They were like the
swagger seashore hotel.
"This hotel was so very swagger
that the ?guests all felt like inmates
"There was a little man who arrived
there one night and rang his bell for
some Ice water. No answer. He rang
I again. Still no answer. Then he put
his finger on the button and held it
there till he heard footsteps.
"A knock, and a majestic maid en
tered. She looked at the little man
" 'Did you ring?' she asked.
" 'Yes,' saldV.
" 'Humph,' said the maid. ?Who lift
ed you up to the bell?'"
First Pension Fund.
In this country the first pension
fund was established by the city of
New York for policemen. Since then
many states and cities have enacted
retirement legislation, the number of
retirement funds has increased to
over 400, and many thousands of pub
lic employees have been covered by
retirement provisions. Although the
expansion of the movement has been
rapid. It has by no means reached Its
limit. As yet a number of states and
cities have not adopted any retirement
legislation; the 300 pension funds for
police and firemen do not Include all
employees of these two groups; the
100 teachers' pension funds cover only
about half of the teachers, and the re
maining funds, approximately 40,
cover only a small fraction of all other
classes of federal, state and municipal
Tiegroes Famous as Composers.
There is no doubt that James Bland,
a negro musician, wrote "Carry Me
Back to Old Virginia." During the
days of slavery there were In New Or
leans quite a number of well educated
negroes, and among them a number
who gained distinction as musical com
posers. Five of these were Edmund
Dede, Basil Bares, Lucien Lambert,
Sidney Lambert and Samuel Snaer.
Much of the music that these men
wrote is of permanent worth. One of
the earliest American negro musical
authors was James Hemmenway. His
iiome was in Philadelphia, and during
the second and third decades of the
nineteenth century he wrote much
music which by musicians of authority
is set down as excellent
S THE PURPLE TRAIN
isa By MAHLIN GEARHART.
Everyone in the little town km
what the coming of the lilac trr
imeant," for it was no new thing, tl
sending of a carload of blossoms, son
,tlmes into the mining towns of t
?North, where the breath from t
?smelters destroyed every vestige
(vegetation; sometimes to the tow
?that nestled high up the mounto
jsides and shivered with their summ
frosts and biting winds from the sno
fields around them. Only last ye
Copperville had been brightened 1
the coming of the "purple train," f
so it'was called.
That night Miss 'Lizabeth sat aloi
on her little front porch and watch?
the moon come slowly up from behli
the great mass of the Wahsat<
range, and sail off into the bine vat:
above, and as she watched she though
"Yes, TH do it. It can't do ai
harm. It if falls into Billy's hand
'he'll understand what it means. If
doesn't, why the blossoms will chet
someone's heart, and the other wi
Just excite a little curiosity. Fh
years ago, day after tomorrow, I g<
off the train here, and Billy went u
north. The lilac train went ju?
ahead of his, and I picked up one (
the blossoms that had fallen when the
were loading and handed it to him.
don't know why I did lt. Billy ha
never asked me for a promise of an
kind, but I read something in his eye:
all that year when I was boarding s
his mother's. No, I don't know why
did it, but when I handed him th
blossoms I said, Til wait for you, BL
ly, for years, if lt ls necessary,' an
then I turned and fled to the waitin
room, and his train was just startinf
so he could not answer, but I kno's
An impatient crowd of people hai
been standing in the rain since earl;
morning, expecting momentarily h
hear the whistle of the engine tha
would bring the lilac car into th
Butte station. The noon whistle:
sounded ; still no evidence of the com
lng of the purple train; still a pour
lng rain, and still a waiting mass o:
people; 12:15-12:30-a whistle an<
the crowd began to surge forward
Into the station the engine panted
and with a shout the anxious, wear]
walters welcomed the men who stooc
on the platforms with arms full o]
.'Throw them this way, pardner.*
"Give us a few over here." "Don't for
get us. We can't get any closer." Sud
were the cries that came up from vari
ous quarters as men, women and chil
dren reached and scrambled for thc
flowers that came pouring upon them,
Coming with quick step down one ol
the streets was a man roughly dressed
in a miner's garb, and close behind him
another clad in a neat brown business
6Uit. :. ; j .
"Now, I do wonder if I am too late
for the lilac train?" soliloquized the
man in the lead. " 'Twill be the first
one I have missed since I came Into
Montana. Five years ago she gave me
a blossom that had fallen when they
were loading the lilac train, and then
she said to me, 'I'll wait for you, Billy.'
She read in my face what I did not
have the manhood to tell her. She
must have been sorry for me then, but
.afterward she grew sorry for herself,
I suppose, for she didn't answer that
letter I wrote as soon as I got here
telling her how gladly I would work
now, knowing that she was walthag
for me. Well, she "had to wait a long
time, for luck was against me right
along; but I didn't care, since she was
.waiting for me after all. And now if
?inly I could send her a message saying
'I am coming. Billy,' it would be worth
all these years of work and discour
agement. I've seen people from there
many times since, but they didn't know
that I knew her and I never asked
nbout her-I was afraid, somehow, of
what they might tell me, till about a
month ago when the Sweet Lilac be
gan to show rich streaks. Ah, I am
not too late," for he had come in
sight of the car, and in another mo
ment he and the man in brown, who
had kept even pace with him for a
block or more, were grasping fran
tically at a large bouquet that came
over the head of the crowds within
easy reach of them.
"There, stranger," exclaimed the
miner, "I beat you on that catch; but
there are enough here for two, so 111
cut the string and 'divvy' up, as we
nay in camp."
' '"Ton are generous, slr," answered
his late rival, "and I will gladly pay
you any sum you may name for my
share of them. My little sick daugh
"Little 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 girl. I'm going in here
to send a telegram that says: T am
coming. Billy.' "
(Copyright, 1917, by the McClure Newspa
We desire to call the at
stock of furniture and house
Every department was replf.
FURNITURE : Wear,
a bureau, wardrobe, sideboa
ers come in and let us show
invitation to call. We also
Ask to see our stock of
mattress is the best on the r
ART SQUARES AND
tiest assortment of Rugs an
most exacting buyers. An
STOVES, RANGES AN
aside and purchasing a new
manufacturers. Large stoc
Do you need a new bu;
gies and carriages we sell,
country. We have any sty
Our stock of harness i
double wagon or buggy har:
We always have a larg?
from the cheap coffin to the
On our first floor will
implements, hardware and \
in every department. We
We Avant our fri
that our hardware s
in every departmem
We are offering s
Iand-a-half horse and
price of other dealer
bargain we offer.
Laige stock of Bia
harness and saddles.
I Let us sell you i
club shells that wen
Now is a good tim
E. M. AND
1289 Broad Street
lt. should be handsome, durable,
fire-resisting and economical. If you
will write us we will convince you
that all these qualities 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 thia small space.
We'd rather have you aee them.
Write for aamples and prices to-day.
Roofing and Mantel Co.
607 Broad St.' AUGUSTA, GA.
Mantels, Tiles, Crates
Metal Roofing, etc.
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC.drives oui
Wala ria,enriches the blood, builds up the system.
A true Tonic. For adulta and children. 60c.
to Visit Our Second Floor
:tention of our patrons and the public generally to the large
furnishings of all kinds, which we carry on our second floor,
mished early, and we can sell at very reasonable prices.
e showing a complete stock of furniture. When in need of
rd, china closet, hat rack, dining table, dining chairs, rock
you through our stock. We extend the ladies a special
carry a large assortment of iron beds, all aizea.
' Mattresses in cotton and felt. Our "Blue Ribbon" spring
narket. Try one.
RUGS : We are not only showing the largest but the pret
d Art Squares that we have ever bought. Can please the
inspection of our stock will convince you.
D HEATERS : This is the season-for casting the old stoves
one. We have all sizes of stoves and ranges from the best
k to select from.
Vehicles and Harness
?gy? Come in and let us show you the strong line of bug
They are made by the most reliable manufacturers in the
le you want.
s large and our price is as low as the lowest. Single and
ness to select from. We also carry a full stockjof saddles.
i assortment of coffins and caskets to select from-anything
best metal casket. Our hearse responds to all calls-day
oceries and Plantation Supplies ,
always be found a large stock of. heavy groceries, farming
)lantation supplies of all kinds. Let us supply your needs
can make it to your interest to make your purchases at our
ends throughout Edgefield county to know
tore on upper Broad Street is well supplied
t with just what they need. We buy in
onie Oliver Chilled Plows-one horse, one
two hors?-at very low prices. Get the
s and come to us. Then you will see the
.cksmith tools of all kinds. We also carry
i shotgun cheap and supply you with new
3 howlit earlv.
ie to paint. Let us sell you your paint.
RDWARE DEPARTMENT OF
)REWS FURNITURE CO.
Southern Railway System
s An Ambition and a Record j V
ll 'T'HE needs of the South are identical with the needs j ,/v \
: 0f the Southern Rallwayi the growth and success of one means j > J
J the upbuilding of the other. J I R
[ The Southern Railway asks no favorr-no special privilege no) J ?T
J accorded to others. I
\ The ambition of the Southern Railway Company is to iee that ,
I unity of Interest thal ia born of cc-operation between thc public and ,
. the railroad! ? to see perfected that fair and frank policy in the manare- * ~y
' mcnt of railroadi which invites the confidence of governmental C 4
agencie?! to realize that liberality of treatment which will enable K J I /
to obtain the additional capital needed for the acquisition of better and VV
enlarged facilities incident to the demand for Increased and bater j \
service; and. finally- <
To take Ita niche In thc body politic of the South?tonn"* of J)
other great industries, with no more, but with equal liberties, equal y
rights and equal opportunities.
. " The Southern Serves the South."