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SNAKES' NESTS CLEANED OUT
Pennsylvanians Probably Set Record
for "Bag" of Rattlers Constitut
ing One Day's Work.
John JJ. Klincraman, who never be
fore knew any fear, so it is said, was
badly scared while picking huckle
berries on Broad mountain, near Glen
Onoko, when he stepped on a huge rat
tlesnake which struck at his ankle,
slightly lacerating it, though not poi
soning him, a Mauch Chunk (Pa.)
correspondent of the New York Sun
The big snake coiled to strike a sec
ond time, when Klingaman heard rat
tles all around him. Seizing a club",
ie killed the one on which he had
stepped, and then went after the
others, which had drawn up in battle
rarray. After a fierce fight he killed
?them all without receiving a scratch,
^and on counting them he found that
he had killed nine big rattlers, the
smallest of them measured three feet
in length. He took the largest, 43
ches long, with 12 rattles and a but
ton, home with him. It was the big
gest snake of the kind seen in this lo
.callty in many years.
While Klingaman was busy slaugh
tering one nest of rattlesnakes, one of
his companions, some distance away
from him, had an encounter with an
other nest of eight rattlers, killing
every one of them.
Rattlesnakes are more plentiful in
this section than in any previous sea
son. Members of Company F, Thir
teenth regiment, National Guard, en
gaged in this vicinity, have killed
many of them this season. In one in
stance one of the troopers was bit
ten, but recovered.
Mrs. De Style-I mustn't let my so
cial activities make me neglect my j
Her Secretary-Quite right, Mrs. De
Style; send them a marked copy of
this paper. It outlines my plans for
August in full.
Make a square cake with following
recipe: Break four eggs into a bowl,
add sis tablespoonfuls of sugar and
beat for 15 minutes over another bowl
of boiling water. Remove from water
and beat until the mixture is cold and
thick; remove beater, sift in three
fourths cupful of flour, ore-half tea
spoonful of baking powder; mix care
fully, add one teaspoonful of vanilla
extract, a few drops of red color, and
six tablespoonfuls of melted butter.
Pour into a square, greased and pa
pered tin and bake in a moderate oven
for 25 minutes. Turn out and remove
the paper. Cool, spread over with
whipped and sweetened cream flavor
ed with one-half teaspoonful of al
mond extract, sprinkle over with pink
coconut and put halves of stewed or
canned pears on the top with a star
of whipped cream in the center of
Raising Prices in Japan.
A bag of rice, which only a few
years ago cost $1.25, now sells at $2.50,
an increase of 100 per cent. But this
staple is only typical of nearly all
other articles of household use. No
legitimate reason exists for this in
crease. Rice is raised in Japan. Wages
are slightly higher, no doubt, but not
sufficiently so to add 100 per cent
to the cost of an article of necessity.
Such a rise in price of necessities is
an avoidable hardship, observes East
and West. The government can check
it, If wisely directed. The rice mar
ket, like wheat in America, should
be the last to suffer from violent ma
nipulation. It is the food of tjia
people and government should fix a
limit for its price.
Had a Use for lt.
The Mother (overhauling little Tom
my's wardrobe)-t)h, Charles, just
see what that dreadful child has been
carrying about in his pocket! A real
cartridge with a bullet in it. He
might have been blown to bits.
The Father (with a glowing con
sciousness of assisting his country at
a critical time)-Just put it in a cool
place for tonight, my dear, and I will
leave it at the war office on my way
LISZT SPOILED BY ADULATION
Great Piano Virtuoso Never Employed
to Best Advantage the Great Gift
That He Possessed.
It is only when we remember Liszt's
profession that we can read the riddle
he presents. From childhood up, he
was the idolized plano virtuoso. He
was petted and adored all his iife. He
was smothered all his life under the
adulation showered upon him in every
capital of Europe, showered upon him
in every tangible form by women of
the highest society. His was not a
character profound or fine enough to
right itself. He never managed to de
velop out of that stage, to contact
with truly nourishing things. On the
contrary, he became completely up
rooted, came to exist entirely in this
modern Capua, came to love it and to
crave the rose leaves and the clouds
of perfume. His music is largely an
inspiration toward it, an attempt to
perpetuate about him the admiration
and adulation, the glowing eyes and
half parted Hps, the heaving bosoms,
It is a mechanism for procuring for
himself the Pascha power he desired.
Indeed, beside Liszt, Chopin seems a
veritable anchorite. True, Liszt In
terested himself in music for another
reason. If it served to procure him
?the particular "place in the sun" that
jhe craved, it furnished him also with
?a most engaging pastime. He inter
jested himself in music as one might
interest oneself in a sport as one be
jcomes more proficient in it. He stud
ded its rules, its teachings, its tricks.
(With what keenness he mastered them
his compositions show. But that inter
jest was only minor. The other was
?the major.-Paul Rosenfield, in Seven
FEW BIRDS SING IN AUGUST
jMidseason Month Noticeable for the
, Absence of Music From Nature's
Feathered Creatures. _
i Once upon a time when we had
something to say about August we
spoke on it as nature's silent month,
remarks the Terre Haute Star. Al
most instantly we were reproved by
readers who said that in August the
locusts and some dozens cf their kin
made the month noisy, if not musical.
Confessedly, when we wrote of 'Au
gust as the silent month, we were
thinking of birds, not bugs.
I The song sparrow, the red-eyed
vireo and sometimes the ovenbird try
to take from August its value as a
synonym for silence, but of what ac
count is the music of three when their
thousand fellows refuse to sing?
I August is the molting month and
molting is a painful process. The
birds do not feel like singing, and,
mostly, they do not sing, but it is high
ly probable that they would not, even
if nature were not insisting on a
change of feathers. The reason is that
the season is late. Housekeeping was
pushed forward because roofs were
likely to leak.
August, however, for its main part,
will hold its silent record. It is the
midseason and it shows forth together
some of the beauties of summer and
of fall. The belated rose blossoms
with the early aster and the goldenrod
stands between. August has neither
the full glory of burning July nor of
cool September, but it shares in some
small part of the glories of each.
Poets and Coffee.
Poets have neglected coffee; partly
because poets are greatly under the in
fluence of tradition, partly because
coffee is a hard word to fir.d a rhyme
for; one had hoped that vers libres
would give scope to coffee lovers. But
the vers-librettisti and vers-llbrettlstae
(those gentlemen and ladies who write
poetry for the eye and the ear rather
than for the intelligence) have been
equally negligent. Philosophers do
not care for breakfast. Ka,nt took a
pipe and a stroll for his morning meal,
and if we were to inquire into the
habits of the extremely modern poets
?we should be likely to find that they
?are equally reckless of breakfast. I
.suspect them of gruel or mutton
! To return, as I have said, no poet
ihas celebrated coffee. Shakespeare
came too soon. Pope has a mere ref
Coffee, which makes the politician wise.
'And ree through all things with his half
! shut eyes.
I But in Pope's day coffee was an
?affair of afternoon and company did
(not appeal to romantic sentiments ns
[breakfast coffee does.-Henry Dwight
iSedgwick in the Yale Review.
Why We Read.
We should not, supposing each of
them to render life as he saw it, quar
rel with Fielding, whose idea of cause
and effect is that drinking makes a
man a fine, genial fellow, any more
than with Zola, who wrote a book
called "L'Assommoir." Actually "Tom
Jones," since it is a more filtered werk
-since it is a product of the author's
experience of life, whereas Zola's book
is a product, not of experience, but
of tabulations-"Tom Jones" will prob
ably have a more persistent vitality.
It is a rendering of life as it is, such
as it is, a picture of manners. It in
terests because it excites our curiosity.
After all, we most of us read because
we want to know-because we want to
.know so many things.
"Your boy tells me his father is
saying such queer things, Susan. Is he
out cf h:.s head?"
"De doctah, mum, says as how ho
is delecterious wiv de fevah, mum."
Why you should use
Cardin, 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
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After taking about two
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Notice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Henry Salter, Guardian
has made application unto this
Court for Final Discharge as Guar
dian in re the Estate of Willie I
and Ruth Salter, Minors on this the
13th day of October, 1917.
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause be
fore me at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on the |
20th day of November, 1917 at ll
o'clock a. m., why said order of
Discharge should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P., E. C.
Oct. 13, 1917-4t.
Land For Sale.
We, the undersigned executors of j
the estate of Mrs. Bettie Williams,
deceased, will offer for sale at public
auction on the 15th day of November
at the late residence of the said de
ceased the following realestate 133
acres of land, more or less, bounded
on the North by lands of Bub Clax
ton ; East by lands of Lewis Lybrand :
South by lands of Hodge Moyer and
West by lands of John Claxton, and
located in Edgefield county four)
miles south of Ridge Spring. Good
school and church in one mile of]
place. Terms of sale cash.
C. W. Salter,
Give Courteous Attention
Concentration and courteous
attention given to a telephone con
versation is a mark of respect that
will be appreciated.
Frequent interruptions and re
quests to repeat mar the pleasure of
the talk. Concentrate on what is be
ing said and talk with a smile.
Courtesy is like oil to machinery
the lack of it will cause friction and
friction in telephone talking is a thing
to be avoided.
When you Telephone-Smile
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We desire to notify the people that
we are agents for the celebrated Chev
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let us show you.
We are also selling second-hand
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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 grow,
and that it is safe.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen
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nothing better made for the money:
We are showing all of the latest
lasts in all of the popular leathers.
What about a new fall suit or
hat? We can fit you and please
you. Come in to see us.
DORN & MIMS
HULLS AND MEAL
I am now selling cotton seed
Meal and Hulls-7 per cent, meal
and old-style hulls. I buy in car
lots direct "S)m the mills, and can
sell as low as the lowest.
Attractive price on meal and
hulls in exchange for seed.
A. M. TIMMERMAN
BIG STOCK OF
We desire to inform our Edgefield friend that our buyers went into
the Northern and Eastern markets early, and we secured the best stock
we have ever bought. We are showing the largest line of Clothing for
Men and Boys that we have ever shown. We also have a big stock of
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Every Department is Chock Full of the Newest
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We extend a cordial invitation to the ladies to come in to see ou
Millinery and Ready-to-Wear Department. We have all of the latest
shapes and trimmings, and our milliners can make just the hat you want
if we haven't it in stock. We are showing the largest assortment of
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