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jLET EVERY CHILD OWN TREE
Wany Reasons Why Its Possessio?
Exerts a Beneficent Influence on
Period of Adolescence.
Every child should own a tree., A
tree is a symbol of life. It lives. It
stands for everything that is noble. It
ls rooted in the soil and stretches It
self toward heaven. It stands for pa
tience, humility, persistence, beauty,
courage and God. The child should
plant the tree himself and thereafter
watch it grow year by year. He should
put his hands on its rough bark and
say : "This is my tree. I will stand by
lt and live up to it"
; It is curious how blind we sometimes
are to certain ideals because we can
not see and handle them. We need
something to connect us with the in
visible but none the less potent and
?formative world of aspiration and in
spiration. What could be better than
There is something about the silent
ifceauty of a tree that casts over us a
.?pell of calmness and invincibility.
jThe storms of life may sway and break
K)ur branches, the grim and melancholy
jautumn may strip us of our brilliance,
?but the spring will come once more
;and clothe us in a new glory. So we
>go on fulfilling the majesty of the law.
If your child owns a tree, the mern
jory of its beneficent influence will
?cling to him through life.-Country
?ADAM HELD UP AS MODEL
[.Undoubtedly First Man Had Many
Points of Superiority Over the
Adam, the first, was a man of lova
ble disposition and a model husband,
?o I am informed by the recorders of
.early events. Never once in the recol
lection of his biographers did he speak
lill of his beloved soul mate in the pres
ence ol human company, and accord
ing to '."hose who were let into his ex
clusive confidence and w?re able to
<know all his private affairs, he never
'kicked on her cooking, nor growled
at her housework. Whether she wore
?her gowns high-cut or low in the neck
.was a matter bf little or no concern
to him so long as she was respectably
attired in the fashion of the period.
[And when she got fired from the Palm
garden for nibbling apples without,
isomeone's consent, Adam didn't sneak ?
.off to Reno, as husbands do today, to ,
apply for a divorce. No. He cast !
lasMe his overalls, threw up his job
iana went out with the little lady like
ia little man. That was the kind of a
isparerib he was.-Cartoons Magazine.
Bonuses for Babies.
It is often suggested that state
(bonuses should be paid for babies after
tthe war, in order to increase the popu
lation, remarks a writer In London Tit
bits. Australia has already set the ex
iatuple In this respect and since 1912
ia good number of parents have re
ceived the f 5, which is the maximum al
lowance for children of white parent
But state bonuses fall into Insignifi
cance when compared with the sub
stantial sums of money which are now
and then allotted to babies by generous
(individuals. A notable instance oc
'curred at New York four years ago.
'The manager of the traffic department
iat the Waldorf hotel had done frequent
?services for a rich steel magnate, and
.always refused anything in the shape
lof gratuities. But when the traffic
?manager got married the steel magnate
.declared that he would get even by
[forwarding a bonus for the first baby.
iThe baby was born about twelve
?months after the marriage, and the
'Pittsburgher kept his word by forward
ing a check for ?5,000, to be put in the
?bank as a trust fund for the child.
' Fathers and Sons in Congress.
The statement that the election of
Ljohn H. Bankhead to the United States
?senate and that of his son, William B.
?Bnnkhead, to the house of representa
jtlves from the state of Alabama is the
?first instance in the political history of
;this country where father and son have
?served contemporaneously in congress
?is an error. Henry Southard of Bask
dngridge, Somerset county, New Jer
jsey, was elected to congress in 1S00,
?serving until 1S11, and again in 1S14,
?serving until 182L February 16, 1S21,
'his son, Samuel L. Southard, took his
.seat in the congress as United States
i senator from New Jersey, and was at
?once assigned to the joint committee
.on the Missouri compromise resolu
tions, and both voted in favor of them.
It is claimed that Senator Southard .
was the actual originator of the resolu
tions, and induced Henry Clay to in
. Remembered Fellow-Sufferer.
An acquaintance formed in a boat
full of castaways half a century ago
bore tangible fruit for Frederick
Clough of San Francisco, who has
been notified that through the will ot
Henry Ferguson of Hartford, Conn.,
he is left a bequest of $100 a month
?for the rest of his life. Clough is now
[seventy-one years of age. When he
?met Ferguson, Clough was a sailor on
ithe old clipper ship Hornet, and Fer
?guson was a passenger. The ship
?caught fire in the South Pacific and
;the two escaped in a boat with thir
teen members of the crew. After for
Ity-four days of extreme hardship,
iduring which they ran short of both
?food and water, the party finally made
?one of the Hawaiian islands. Theirs
(was-the only boat saved. Clough and
(Ferguson both went to San Francisco,
?the former remaining there and the
?latter returning to his home in Hart?
S FALL OF A PI LLARS
ta _ Pa
to By E. RASBURY. fe
"Miss Lena, you sholy is Iookln' good
in dat white wropper. You look too
nice to wurk. I'll come up to de house
by-an-by an' straighten up. You jes'
When Judy expressed admiration for
me or was solicitous of my comfort? I
immediately experienced a vague feel
ing of impending trouble.
"I mos' forgot dat yaller Sallie is
on de back porch waitin' to see yer."
"Which yellow Sallie?"
Yellow Sallies are as plentiful on an
Arkansas plantation as roses in June.
"Dat hyf'lutln' nigger what calls her
self Sadie." With a snort of contempt
and a high head she trudged off to the
kitchen humming: "De fire will ketch
you sinner, run."
"Good mornin', Miss Lena," said a
neat looking yellow girl, as I came
down the back veranda. "Miss Lena,
I'se in a little trubble an' I wants you
to help me outen it. I'se named Sadie,
an* I helps Liza wid yo' clo'es eve'y
"Very well, Sadie, what Is the nature
of your trouble?" I felt no surprise
at the request, as I had held the office
of peace restorer for the plantation
during the ten years of my happy mar-,
"Ole Judy's at de bottom uv lt,"
glancing indignantly at the open kitch
en door ; "dey call her a mournin' shep
ard, a pillar of de church, but I calls
her a straight out old hatian, I does,
an' If she warn't ole 'nough to be ray
mammy I'd play a chune on her neck."
Sadie's anger was evidently growing
as she prepared to relate her woes, and
as I heard an ominous snort from the
klthen I thought it advisable to have
the story quickly and be done with it.
"It's dis way, Miss Lena," resumed
Sadie. "Eve'y body knows me an'
Manuel has been fixin' to get mah'dfor
some two years ; but since he has been
wurkln' round de house here and un
der de 'fluences of dat old hatian, his
love has been a coolin' an' a coolin'.
So Liza, she ups an' says he been con
jured, somebody's put a bat in his bed.
I tried not to b'lieve her, but 'fore
Gawd, Miss Lena, when Sabbath after
Sabbath went by an' Manuel either jes'
stopt at de gate as he past gwine to
church, or didn't come 'bout a tall, I
jes' got a thlnkln' It an' warn't hardly
able to eat nothln'. Liza, she jes' kep'
on 'bout de conjur, tell I jes' couldn't
stan' it no longer. So me an' Liza puts
out over to Manuel's nous' when we
was sho he was in de fiel' at work,
What do you rec'on I foun' dere, Miss
I could not imagine.
"They wus three bokays on de tabul,
a bottle of mus' on de mantle she'f, a
pair uv yo' ole lace curtains 'doming
der winders, a pair uv Mr. John's slip
pers under de bed, some cake I mos'
know curad from de big hons', 'cause
'twas in one uv your bes' white nap
kins, an' a photograf nv dat ole hag a
hangln' on de wall."
"Well. Sadie," said I, a new light
dawning on rae, "since you love Man
uel and want to marry him, why don't
you put pretty fixings in his house?
You are younger and better looking
than Judy, you know."
"Yes, I knows, Miss Lena, but I Isn't
got nothin' perty. Now, if you'd give
me er old tidy I'd put it on his cheair
and try it."
I signaled ray willingness.
"While you'se in de house, please
ma'am, gimme a little harts-horn for
I begun to search for old finery,
dreaming the while of helping Sadie to
beat Judy at her own game, thereby
smoothing the course of true love.
Gathering up the "find" and the am
monia bottle, I went back to the ve
randa to discover a living moving mass
on the floor, composed of kicking feet,
bobbin? heads and flying hands.
Sadie hoisted the white flag with a
shriek. Judy, the ancient, arose wind
ed, but triumphant and silently re
sumed her daily avocation as if noth
ing out of the ordinary had happened.
The crestfallen Sadie took the things
I handed her and disappeared.
The next morning "the mistress was
also the maid." As I was toiling over
the midday meal in walked Sadie, smil
ing and happy.
"You jes' go to de hous', Miss Lena,"
she said, "I'll finish de dinner. Do
mournin' shepard won't be here-no,
she won't be here soon."
Sadie laughed mysteriously. "Last
night I seed Judy an' ray Manuel come
into de church arm in arm, an' my
blood pintedly blled, I tells yer. Pres
ently Brother Jarrett, he calls mourn
ers an' we all sings, 'fire will ketch
you, sinner, run.'
"Manuel goes up to de mourners'
bejnch wid a lot more men. Den out
falls de shepard in er trance-like
dald. I puts de bottle of harts-horn in
ray pocket, an' goes up too. We mourn
ed a long time, and Brother Jarrett, he
say, 'Why doan yo' pray, don't be stiff
necked an' keep de shepard precon
scious all night." Den we all went to
whar she lay and dropt on our knees
to mourn an' pray. I cotched de shep
ard lookin' at Manuel outen de corner
ob her eye, so I comes through an'
falls out, brtngin' Liza down wif me
on de top ob de shepard. Miss Lena,
somehow dat harts-horn got In de
shepard's eyes, an' mouf. an' nose, au'
she comes to 'mazin' quick. Yessuui,
you jes* g'long to de house outen de
heat, me an' Manuel ten' to de wurk."
(Copyright. 1917. by W. G. Chapman.)
; Those only despise the pun who can?
i not make one.
Not a Swede.
Alderman Capltain is a member of
the home guards of the Twenty-fifth
ward, says the Chicago Herald. He
took Alderman Toman out to see the
drill soon after the latter returned
from Investigating Boston saloons.
Toman was put In line and the In
structor announced that he would give
a lesson In Swedish gymnastics. The
younger men went through the drill
with ease. Toman began to puff. He
finally blurted out: 'Tm too old for
that sort of stuff."
"How old are your Inquired the
"Fine," commented the Instructor.
"The Swedes use this sort of exercise
at the age of sixty."
"I'm no Swede; Tm a Bohemian,'
said Toman as he got out of line.
British Tommies' Wit
The British soldier is famous for his
humor, and in Malta, recently, he rose
to the occasion. The system of horti
culture in the island is, of course, al
most unique. The ground being most
ly plain rock, gardens are formed by
Importing soil and just laying It out
on the hard surface. Thus the small
est possible patches are used as gar
dens, and are shifted, at will, from
place to place, the whole performance
being a source of great interest to the
British Tommy. "I have seen our sol
diers," says one writer, "standing In
rows staring in wonder at the busy
workers, and once I heard a large cor
poral bear witness to the effect it had I
on him. M,Well,' he said, 'after this
I reckon I'll keep a cow grazing, in the
window box, when I get home.' "
?ucklen7s Arnica Salve
The Best Salve In The World.
To Show a Member of '
His Country in
A STAR FOR EV
An U nique Device in
Keeping With Loyally
and Patriotism for
Display the Red Service Flag
wiih a blue star in center, on the
pole with your U. S. Flag. Then
everyone will know how many of
your household is serving Uncle
Sam. Show that your boy ls not
The Service Flag is 2x3 feet, and
i? Red with a White center in
which you can have one or more
blue stars to show how many boys
you have given to the service of
Uncle Sam. Sent with a year's
subscription to The Trl-Weekly
Constitution for $1.50. These flags
alone sell for $1 at retail. Thou
sands upon thousands o? them are
country. One star means one soldi
means three soldiers. They are all
State how many stars you want on
\ send $1.50 to The Trl-Weekly Constll
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MCCORMICK AND PLUA
Here is a message to
suffering women, from
Mrs. W. T. Price, of
Public, Ky.: "I suf
fered with painful..."
she writes. "I got down
with a weakness In my
"back and limbs...I
felt helpless and dis
couraged. . .1 had about
given up hopes of ever
being well again, when,
a friend Insisted ?
Tiie Woman's Tonic
I began Cardul. In
a short while I saw a
I grew stronger right
along, and it cured me.
I am stouter than I
have been in years."
If you suffer, you can
appreciate what it
means to be strong and
well. Thousands of wo
men give Cardul the
credit for their good
health. It should help
you. Try Cardul. At all
your Family Is Serving
the Great War.
tify the people that
he celebrated Chev
If you want a car.
N & BROTHERS
SOME STRIKE IT RICH
TU PUTA LIT
IN THE BAN
Cormiaht 1909, br C. E. Zi^wrnu Co.- -No. SI
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 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
Come to us for your winter foot
wear. We have a large stock of
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 from the mills, and can
sell as low as the lowest.
Attractive price on meal and
hulls in exchange for seed.
A. M. T?MMERMAN
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
Staple Dry Goods that we bought early.
Every Department is Chock Full of the Newest
and Best of Everything
We extend a cordial invitation to the ladies to come in to see our
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
tailor-made suits for women that has ever been shown in Augusta. All
the new fabrics in the popular colors. Do not fail to come in to see us
at the same old stand, where many Edgefield people have been trading
Augusta Bee Hive
916-918 Broad Street ABE COHEN, Proprietor