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Edgefield Graded and High
We were all delighted on last
Wednesday to have Rev. E. C.
Bailey to conduct the chapel exer
cises. He gave us a talk that we
all enjoyed. We hope that he will
The Domestic Science class under
ftlisB Major, tried their hands at
making "War Bread." It consists
of 50 per cent, wheat flour and 50
per cent, corn meal. The girls
made a great success of it. The
ladies of the town should get the
directions for making this delightful
bread from Miss Major, and cot
down living expenses.
The McDuffie Literary Society
met on last Friday afternoon. After
the reading of the minutes the fol
lowing program was rendered: Cur
rent Events, Fannie Harris; Dec
lamation, George Tompkins; E?say,
Neta Outzs. w ;
Debate, resolved that there should
be moving pictures for the Soldiers
on Sunday afternoon.
NEGATIVE:-Lucile Reel, Eddie
The judges decided in favor of
the Negative. After the report of
the judges, several members express
ed their views on the question.
Mr. Ed. Arthur is the latest
stndent to take up his studies in the
High school. He was enrolled in
the ninth grade.
Labor on the Farm.
Manual labor is more important
to the indinda!, to society and the
governme .o now than ever hefore.
It will be of still greater importance
as the war continues.
Every farmer should be impressed
with his opportunity for useful
labor. It seems that farm labor
will bring greater remuneration and
be of more service to the country
than most people realize.
The surest means of success in life
is honest, painstaking labor. There
is no better way to build up char
acter and attain true manhood and
womanhood than labor for a purpose
and with a definite aim.
This is true in farming. Young
people who have an opportunity for
honorable painstaking labor on the
farm should do their utmost to
accomplish something above the or
dinary. It is difference between
the ordinary and the excellent that
leads to success in any business.
Whatever is worth doing at all is
-worth doing well. No one can
? afford to neglect the task before
him. Excellence in work gives
satisfaction that is worth all the
effort it requires. Little things on
the farm require great pains, great
earnestness and great diligence.
There are no little things to those
.who do great work in life.
The farm and everything ou it is
worthy of the best effort. If the
work does not inspire you it is be
cause you have not learned of its
importance and the excellence of
labor for a purpose. Be sure you
.master your work and you williget
pleasure from it. Give your work
a touch of personality, making it
individual and distinct. This may
require zeal patience and persist?nce
but it will help build character and
represent the ideals of the la borer.
Farm and Ranch.
Buster Brown and his dog Tige
will be here Wednesday, Nov. 28lh,
H and will give a reception in front of
our store in the afternoon.
"What?" cried the careful house
wife. "You charge me one dollar
a bushel for these potatoes?'*
"Yes, ma'am," answered the polite
grocer. "That is the very lowest
price we can sell them for."
"How is it that I can get them
-, from Brown's for ninety cents,
lI cannot say, madam. Perhaps
Mr. Brown has taken a fancy to you.
He is a widower and you are beauti
ful. Unfortunately, I-Yes'm, one
They brought the condemned
man out on tbe gallows. "Henry,"
j said the sheriff, "have you anything
U- "Yes, sah. Ise got a few words
I to say: I merely wish to state dat
this suttinly is goin* to be a lesson
to me!"-Case and Comment.
John P. Sousa, who is organizing
military bands for the army, was
talking to a correspondent about the
"A friend of mine, a cornet virtu
oso," he said, "was submarined in
the Mediterranean. The English
paper that reported the affair worded
"The famous coruetist, Mr. Horn
blower, though submarined by the
Germans in the Mediterranean was
able to appear at Marseilles the fol
lowing evening in tour pieces?"
Buster Brown will entertain the
children and grown folks, too
Wednesday afternoon, Nev. 28th in
front of our store.
Iron For Uric
Highly Concentrated Me
dicinal Iron Known as
Acid Iron Mineral
Very Economical Too.
When a person's back seems al
most broken and their shoulders
weigh like lead, and every twist or
turn of limb or muscle sends pains
shooting about, why all of us must
remember that uric -acid does these
things, and what we need is a little
iron to drive it out of our system.
We don't need a laxative. We
don't want to put alcohol into the
system. What we need is just one
little thing, that is iron.
Get a bottle of highly concentrated
Acid Iron Mineral. Pour a tea
spoonful into a glass of water after
a meal and see what a quiok. short
cut it makes to relief and freedom
from pain. Take it regularly a few
days to help the blood.
Sometimes the trouble can be
traced to the kidneys and this
natural, highly concentrated me
dicinal iron helps them too. Ask
your druggist for a bottle of Acid
Iron Mineral, A large dollar bottle
can be had prepaid, if you send to
the Ferrodine Chemical Corp.,
JUST WANTED HIS LAUNDRY
But Methods Employed by New York
Man to Get lt Involved Him
in Serious Trouble.
If any one had spoken to Charles
Turpin the other day at two o'clock
tt is just about a ten-to-one shot that
no answer would have been forthcom
ing. For at that hour Mr. Turpin was
being removed, feet up, from the
rathskeller laundry of Charles Fung,
West Fourteenth street, followed by
the ruin of his own laundry bundle,
the Imported imprecations of Mr. Fung
and two policemen, who were ready
at a moment's notice to repeat what
had already been transacted regard
ing Mr. Turpin's skull, says the New
York Herald. In brief, Mr. Turpin
was as busy as a witch.
Inasmuch as Mr. Turpin has made
no statement other than that the re
maining days of C. Fung upon this
earth are numbered, it is difficult to
learn what started the typhoon. Mr.
Fung speaks a number of dialects
Which no one cares to listen to, and
aside from gestures his descriptive
powers seem notoriously weak.
All that is clear ls that Mr. Turpin,
having lost his check, demanded his
laundry at once, and during the indeci
sion of C. Fung, began to open bundles
and try on anonymous shirts. Mr.
Fung blew a police whistle once, after
which Mr. Turpin is alleged to have
sent the whistle In one blow from Mr.
Fung's mouth to a point off Sandy
Hook. It took three policemen to con
vince Mr. Turpin that in matters per
taining to laundry he is al! wrong, and
in the Jefferson Market court he was
held in $1,500 bail as an unusually
KNEW WEAKNESS OF WOMEN
French Police Minister Played Shrewd
ly on Well-Known Characteristic
of the Fair Sex.
During the reign of Louis XV of
France, the light chaise came into
fashion, and great ladies of Paris were
accustomed to drive in them about the
city. But beautiful hands are not al
ways strong ones; accidents began to
occur more and more frequently In
the streets. Consequently, says Das
Buch fur Aile, the king besought the
minister of police to do something,
since the lives of pedestrians were
constantly in danger.
"I will do whatever ls in my pow
er," replied the police minister. "Your
majesty desires that these accidents
The king replied, "Certainly. See
to it that they do."
The next day there appeared a royal
ordinance that ordered that, in the fu
ture, ladles under thirty years of age
should not drive chaises through the
streets of Paris. That seems a mild
restriction; but it ls said that scarce
ly a woman from that time on drove
her own chaise. The police minister
knew that few women would care to
advertise the fact that they were over
thirty, and that the rest would prob
ably be too old to drive.
"Bird" Without His Feathers.
An amusing story is being related
In London reminiscent of Gallipoli
days. It tells of General Birdwood,
whose wont it was to move freely
about among his troops, often in the
heat of the day, clad only in khaki
shorts and a shirt, and his coat, with
the customary stripes and Insignia of
his rank, discarded. He was talking
one day, with an Australian private
who, quite Ignorant of the general's
identity, was lolling casually against
the side of a trench, and addressing
his commander in chief quite as an
equal, much to the dismay of a near-by
subaltern. When the general had
passed along, this "sub" took lt upon
himself to enlighten the private of the
enormity of his Ignorance. At the fin
ish of the junior officer's harangue
said the private to the "sub": "Very
sorry, sir, but how was I to know who
ue was? Why doesn't he wear his
feathers, like any other bird would?"
SIT WAS SO SUDDENS
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mt By ELLIOTT FLOWER. fe
It came to her as an inspiration. He
had taken a seat at a distance of
about six feet from her, as was his in
variable custom when he called, and
his Innate bashfulness and diffidence
had made his conversation just about
as uninteresting as usual. "Are you at
all Interested in the subject of hypnot
ism?" she asked.
"No," he replied. "I never have given
it a thought."
"But you should," she said.
*"But I don't know how to try lt," he
"Oh, I can show you that," she said.
"You take something bright-a piece
of silver or anything like that-and
hold it directly in front of the subject's
eyes. Then you tell him to concen
trate his gaze and thought on that
bright object, while you concentrate
your thoughts on subjugating his will
to yours. Tm sure a man of your force
of character and intensity jf purpose
would soon be in complete control of
the subject. You might try it with me
and see if you understand."
Of course he was quite ready to
make an .experiment. Slowly he with
drew the silver piece, but she made no
motion to indicate that she was con
scious of any change.
"Martha !" he said in some alarm.
She went to him without a word.
"Sit down beside me," he said, "and
give me your hand.
"Rest your head on my shoulder," he
"Talk about rapture !" he muttered.
His heart was beating like a trip-ham
mer, but for ten minutes he sat there
without moving. Then he heaved a
deep, happy sigh and asked himself:
"What would the world do without
He had been looking that matter up
and had discovered that he had over-'
looked a most important test. The ex
periment was more protracted on this
occasion, but it failed to bring him any
?earer the goal of his desire-and
hers. To have a hypnotized girl was
a decided luxury in its way, but It
did not give him the courage he need
ed when she was in her right conscious
The third evening she protested.
"What do you do when I ara under;
the influence of your will?" she de-*
"I-why, -I that ls, I don't do any
thing," he answered, but If ever false
hood showed In a man's face, It did In
his when he said: "I-I simply make
you do various things to demonstrate
my control over your will and actions."
'Td like to know what they are," she
Insisted. "Suppose you just pretend I
am hypnotized and tell me whatto do.
ni promise to do it Just as I would in
my irresponsible state. I want to learn
the nature of your experiments."
"But-but that wouldn't demonstrate
anything," he argued.
Foolish man ! It would have demon
strated more than ail his hypnotic ex
"Oh, well," she said resignedly, "if
it is of any intellectual or other ad
vantage to you, go ahead. But really I
think it would be ever so much bet
ter if I were conscious of what was
happening; don't you?"
He winced, and his face fairiy burn- j
ed. In fact, he was so disconcerted
that he failed to notice the gleam of
triumph In her eyes ns he began his
usual experiments. If he had, possibly
he would have been better prepared
for what happened when it was over.
He had scarcely, as he thought, re
moved the spell, when she suddenly ex
claimed: "Why, what's that on your
coat?" A moment later, after a hasty
and interested Inspection, she added:
'"Why-why, it's face powder; and
there's some on your mustache, too.
Percy Wallingford ! I demand to know
what you make rae do when I ara
thus placed in your power! It Is my
right, sir, and I demand an explana
tion. What advantage have you taken
of my poor, weak will?"
What could he say? What could he
do? Clearly nothing but make a clean
breast of the whole affair. He hesi
tated and stammered, grew red and
then white, and finally, driven to des
peration, blurted out. "Forgive me,
Martha, but I-I love you. I did make
you put the powder there, but it was
because I-that is, I wapt you to marry
"Oh, Percy!" she cried, "this is so
(Copyright, 1917, by W. G. Chapman.)
Primitive Nitrate Working.
The nitrate caves in the South were
worked during the Civil war by very
crude methods. Generally the cave
earth was shoveled into iron pots,
where it was treated with water and
heated over wood fires to leach out its
soluble parts. The liquor was drawn
from one pot into another, and used
for treating fresh material until it
became a highly concentrated solution
of nitrate salts. It was then drawn off
and allowed to cool, whereupon the
nitrate crystnlized. The remaining liq
uor was then employed to leach fresh
material and the crystals were separ
ated and sacked for use.
Avoid This Bad Habit
The habit of exaggeration ls one of
the hardest to correct. The girl who
falls Into the way of overemphasizing
every statement, find the plain truth
very tame indeed. And she little
guesses how tiresome her exaggerated
statements become to her listeners.
Watch your speech* for signs of this
fault so prevalent in the speech of
Thanksgiving Time Is Near
And Naturally Your Mind Turns to What You are
Going to Have for the Big Feast on that Occasion
Better look over your supply of Linen and see if you
are well fixed in this line. We have a good supply of
TABLE DAMASKS and DOILIES
Damask Sells from 50c. to $2.50 the Yard '
Doilies from $2.25 to $6.00 the Dozen
These goods were purchased prior to the recent rise, in linens, and you will find them
extra good values at this price-and something to be thankful for.
Try Us on Shirt Waists
We receive shipments weekly, and have good sizes and values at a remarkable small
price, considering how much the cloth these waists are made out of sells by the yard.
And don't forget that while you are preparing for that
Thanksgiving feast that we can supply your wants in
anything in our line at short notice.
OUR MOTTO IS TO GIVE SATISFACTION
The . Corner . Store
The store that always says, Thank You
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
FOR SALE:-Two milch cows,
fresh to pail. G. W. Adams.
Cures Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't Cure.
The worst cases, no matter of how long standing,
arevtured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
Pain and Heals at the same time. 25c, 50c, $1.00
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESScfaill TONIC enriches the
blood, builds up the whole system and will won
derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand
the depressing effect of the hot summer. 50c.
Dr Sing's Mew Discovery
vjLLS THE COUGH. CURES' THE LUNGS.
Wear for Men
be that all men need cold-weather
can supply them with everything
is made by the largest manufacturers. The style,
quality and price are right.
come direct to us from the largest manufacturers.
We stand behind every pair we sell.
Large Stock of Underwear
SHIRTS and NECKWEAR for Men and Boys.
Come in to see us. It's a pleasure to show you.
Dorn & Minis