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The specialist paced up and down
the floor, one hand on his hip while
the other stroked his glossy hair. The
mayor and his wife watched anxious
ly for a sign of hope on his inscrutible
Finally he stopped before the
mayor. "There's only one thing to
do. Give np speaking engagements and
take a complete rest."
"Impossible! Don't you under
stand, doctor? I can't give up now.
The promises I made to my party are
just half fulfilled. It will take an
other term to complete the work I've
undertaken. If I don't get out and
fight for re-election I'll lose. You
must give me something so I can
speak at the rallies this week. Haven't
you anything that will tide me over
nntil after election?"
The doctor shook his head hopeless
ly. "There's nothing I can do for
you now. The least strain on your
throat in Ita present condition is liable
to cause the entire loss of your
The mayor's wife grasped his arm
p'eadingly. "Oh, Robert, why don't
you give up this campaign? Withdraw
from the contest and take a vacation.
The last two years have brought one
worry after another, and you're just
a nervous wreck. Won't you give lt
np for my sake?"
"You're asking too much, Julie."
But he patted her hand tenderly and ;
his voice shook with emotion. "This j
has been the one big thing in my life, j
being mayor of this beautiful city of
ours. I owe it to myself, as well as j
to those who helped to put me here, to j
keep my position until I have fulfilled
all my pledges."
"Isn't there anything I can do to |
make you give up this foolish idea? ?
If the people want you they will elect
you without all this campaigning." But
she knew different, and she could not
put conviction into her voice.
The ma3-or sank back in his chair, '
.wearily. "It's no use, Julie, I've
made engagements to speak every
night until election. I must keep ?
The next night the mayor arrived
home tired but happy. It had been a
rousing rally and the crowd applaud- ,
ed generously when he finished his ?
Upon the hall stand he found a
note addressed in his wife's hand
"Dear Robert: I am attending the
bridge party at Mrs. Eastman's. Don't
wait np for me."-Julia.
Glancing at his watch, he figured
that he would have time to walk to
Mrs. Eastman's and escort his wife !
He arrived nt the house just as the j
players were about to leave, but not
seeing his wife he singled out the
"Hasn't my wife been here this eve
ning? She left home with the inten
tion of coming."
"I was speaking to her on the tel
ephone about six o'clock, and she
promised to be here, but she did not
It was not long before everyone
present knew something was wrong
about Julie. The gossips had some
thing to talk about, and had the mayor
but asked, they would have suggested
many a place that he might look for
his missing wife.
No sign of Julie was found all
night, and by the next day the whole
city was aware she was missing. The
newspapers had her name In big head
lines, some suggesting that she had
wandered off in delirium or been ab
ducted by white-slavers; one even
hinted that she had cloped. The fol
lowing notice appeared In all thc pa
pers: "I hereby give notice that I
will cancel all engagements until as
sured of the safety of my wife. Signed,
The days passed, and not a word j
was heard from Julie. Even the thou-,
sand dollar reward oft>?ed for in-1
formation leading to her discovery1
brought no results. The mystery of |
her disappearance was the main topic j
of conversation throughout the city. I
Everyone extended the greatest sym
pathy to the mayor.
In the meantime his chief opponent
was working hard to win the elec
tion, but somehow his rallies were j
failures. The competition which seem
ed to be so one-sided held little
interest for the voters. Even the j
newspapers accorded him the most
Finally election day came and with
it Mayor Wheeler was re-elected with j
a sweeping majority.
He sat at his desk as they tele
phoned the returns, but there was no
joy In his victory. His head was
bowed !n sorrow.
"Congratulations, Mr. Mayor, I hear
you've won without making all those
speeches you planned. How is your
throat getting along?" And the doc
tor's smiling face confronted him in
"Oh, I guess that is all right now,
but everything else is all wrong. If I
had only taken Julie away when she
wanted me to this might not have
happened. Td give np everything just
to know that she Is safe."
A small dark-robed figure glided
Into the room.
In less time than it takes to tell It,
they were in each others' arms, and
explanations were coming thick and
"You see, it was like this, Robert.
Doctor said you would lose your voice
if you persisted in keeping those en
gagements. I knew if I disappeared
you would not do anything else u^tll
you found rae. The doctor said he
would keep the people mystified and
arouse their curiosity, and by keeping
your name in the limelight they would
give you their sympathy and also their
votes. You see his idea has worked
out all right!"
"But, Julie, what are yon going to
tell the public? Think of the scandal
such a story would cause!"
"Oh, don't worry," answered Julie.
"The doctor has been a fine press
agent this week. We'll let him think
up a brilliant story that will thrill the
public and satisfy the scandal-mon
And then the specialist paced up
and down the floor, one hand on his
hip, while the other stroked his black,
glossy hair.-Will Seaton in Illinois
The well-known colliery owner, J.
J. Joicey, has given all his spare time
and a good deal of his spare money
to the collection of butterflies and
moths, or, as the scientists call them,
the lepldoptera. His collection is val
ued at a minimum of $10,000, although
its value is never likely to be put to
the test* as lt ls destined for the Brit
Practically in every country in the
world Mr. Joicey has experts on the
lookout for rare examples, and it was
no mere flight of humorous fancy
which inspired the recent picture in
Punch of an inveterate "bug hunter,"
as the Yankee calls him, chasing a
rare specimen across "No Man's Land"
at the imminent risk of his life.
Mr. Joicey's collection ls so exten
sive that it takes literally thousands
of cases to hold them, and the num
ber is estimated at something over
1.000,000 examples, some of which
are practically price-legs on account of
having become extinct, while one at
least Is the only known example in the
Fishing With Kites.
Fishing for corbina with kites to
carry the fish lines into deep water is
the innovation in angling recently in
augurated by Thomas McD. Potter of
the Los Angeles motorcycle Hub at
At Seal Beach there Is a fine cor
bina "hole" just far enough from the
pier to be out of the reach of the best
casters. Boats, of course, could be
used, but they cost more than kites,
are conducive of seasickness, and
don't offer half the sport that kite fish
The kite used Is about five feet high,
which is big enough to have sufficient
"lift" for almost any fish that
. chances to get on the hook.-Popular
Among the world's g. aatest dramat
ic stories must surely be reckoned Sir
Ernest Shackleton's simple account, re
cently published in England in the
Manchester Guardian, of his final res
cue, after the fourth attempt, of the
men stranded on Elephant Island. "I
shall never forget," he says, "that
1 moment when, on the fourth attempt
to reach the Island, the fog suddenly
lifted, and we found we were only
halt a mile from the camp. I saw a
little figure on the Ice-it was Frank
Wild. I shouted, 'Are you all well?'
and he replied, 'All well, boss.' With
in three-quarters of an hour we were
all homeward bound.''-Christian Sci
Potash Carried on Camels.
A New York potato expert recent
ly gave a remarkable account of
how the war has brought about
changes In the production of that valu
able substance. So valuable has pot
ash become with the great German
supply cut off that Italian chemical
men are now getting potash from de
posits of far-off Abyssinia, carrying lt
In small quantities on the backs of
camels across a waterless desert to
the Red sea, and then shipping it to
Europe at a handsome profit.
Approximately 20 per cent of each
potato pared by ordinary household
methods ls lost in the process. The
loss includes much and sometimes all
of the portion of the tuber containing
Important soluble salts. Potatoes that
are boiled and baked in their skins
lose practically none of their food
How Each and Air Carry the
Three Chief Burdens
I In the Christian life the forms of
i warfare may vary but the fight is one.
Burdened people in apostolic days were
^carrying just the same loads our bur
dened people are carrying through our
streets today. The burden may have
been done up differently, lt may have
had an unfamiliar cover, but If we
stripped it of its wrappings we should
j find a modern commonplace. If a hun
?dred Romans of the olden days and a
hundred Britons or Americans of our
own day could meet together like pil
grims at some friendly hostel along
life's way; and if they could just un
'wrap their burdens and display them,
they would look at one another In sur
prise, for their sense of nationality
'would be swallowed up in the profound
consciousness of a vital kinship.
And I will begin with the burden..of
sin. Sin is revolt against the holy
sovereignty of God; it is enlistment
and allegiance on the side of the
enemy of God. Sin is essentially a
.change of flags; lt is a deliberate de
sertion from the flag of the holy God
ito the black flag of mammon and
darkness. I need not elaborate this.
I would only repeat that at the root
of all sins we shall find the common
sin of rebellion. Now, the revolt
against the holy flag of God marks the
entrance into bondage. I know that
the bondage may be concealed, just as
we may intertwine flowers and green
ery through the links of a chain until
lit looks more like a garland than a fet
ter. But let any man try to escape
from the broad road and he will find
that the gay wreaths disclose them
selves as mighty chains. On the
broad way the present is a tyranny
and the past a debt Such is the bur
den of sin. Well, how can we help to
bear one another's burdens? First of
all perhaps we had better say that we
cannot do it. No man can touch the
burden of his brother's guilt. We can
not get back 'into his yesterdays and
make the crooked straight. We cannot
go back and sweeten the fountain of
an evil from which guilt derives its
bitterness. We can do nothing for
souls who are burdened with the guilt
of sin except to bring them to the
Savior, to the fountain that is open
for sin and uncleanness. But that Is
a glorious sharing of the awful load.
We can share it by counsel. We can
share it by gentle guidance. We can
share it by mighty intercession.
Let us now look at another burden
which was found everywhere In the
ancient world, and is equally common
place in our own time. I will call it
the burden of temperament. And this
is what I mean : Even when a man has
found the cross of Christ, and sin has
been forgiven, and the great act of
renewal has taken place, he has still
to work out his own salvation. When
the seed of the regenerate life has
been imparted lt has still to be nur
tured and matured, and lt has to be
matured amid the special constitutions
and conditions of the individual life.
That is to say, conversion does not an
nihilate differences of temperament,
and thereby make us all alike, reduc
ing our warfare to one certain form of
strife. Every regenerate man has to
fight the good fight of faith.
Now can we help a brother to carry
the burden of his own temperament?
Most assuredly we can. Take the
man who ls like a powder magazine,
explosive, inflammatory, full of dry
and touchy material, always ready to
go off. What can we do with that
man's burden? Well, we can very
easily increase It or we cap .relieve
lighten it. We can help him into lib
erty, or we can help to sink him into
servitude. We can throw lighted
matches about his magazine, or we can
spray cooling Influences about his life.
Aud the real meaning of helping one
another is to consider one another
from the standpoint of chivalry and
love, and to determine that by our
conduct and demeanor we will help to
fashion the knight in our brother and
give him strength in the realms of
grace with holiness.
There Is one more burden which I
will name, and which can be found
everywhere-the burden of incomplete
ness. And what I mean is this: No
man is an integer. No man is more
than a fraction. The New Testament
teaches that no man ls the whole
body ; he is only a limb. Humanity ls
the body, and the Individual Is only a
member. One man ls an eye, another
ls a foot. And so I speak of the bur
den of Incompleteness. God has made
ns dependent upon one another, and
every man ls designedly Incomplete. It
Is therefore the love design of our God
that we surrender ourselves to one an
other in order tnat we may bear one
another's burdens, and by our own in
dividual fullness complete the gap in
another man's needs. To live a selfish
and exclusive life Is to rob humanity
of Its due, and to dwarf ?nd sterilize
ourselves.-J. H. Jowett, in the Chris
, Plant Virtues to Overcome Evil.
', You will find lt harder to uproot
faults than to choke them by gaining
virtues. In every person who comes
neajf you look for what ls good and
'strong; honor that; rejoice in it; and,
jas you can, try to imitate it; and your
'faults will drop off, like dead leaves,
when their times comes.-Ruskin.
The Only Safe Place.
Put your faith where it will be safe;
and the only place where a faith ever
can be safe is in the shrine of an ac
Invitation to Visit Our Sec
We desire to call the attention of our patrons and the j
stock of furniture and house furnishings of all kinds, which iv
Every department was replenished early, and we can sell at
FURNITURE : We are showing a complete stock of fi
a bureau, wardrobe, sideboard, china closet, hat rack, dining
ers come in and let us show you through our stock. We
invitation to call. We also carry a large assortment of iron
Ask to see our stock of Mattresses in cotton and felt,
mattress is the best on the market. Try one.
ART SQUARES AND RUGS: We are not only showi
tiest assortment of Rugs and Art Squares that we have eve
most exacting buyers. An inspection of our stock will com
STOES, RANGES AND HEATERS: This is the seasc
aside and purchasing a new one. We have all. sizes of stove
manufacturers. Large stock to select from.
Vehicles and Harness
Do you need a new buggy? Come in and let us show
gies and carriages we sell. They are made by thc most rel
country. We have any style you want.
Our stock of harness is large and our price is as low
double wagon or buggy harness to select from. We also ca
We always have a large assortment of coffins and caske
from the cheap coffin to the best metal casket. Our hearse
Heavy Groceries and Plantation
On our first floor will always be found a large stock <
implements, hardware and plantation supplies of all kinds,
in every department. We can make it to your interest to i
BARRETT & COMPANY
Large Stock of
Jewelry to Select From
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store
when in Augusta. We have the largest stock of
of all kinds that we have ever shown. It will he a pleasure to
show you through our stock. Every department is constantly re
plenished with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our repairing department, which
has every improvement. Your watch or clock made as food as
new. Work ready for delivery in a short time.
A. J. Renkl
980 Broad St. Augusta, Ga.
BIG STOCK OF
We desire to inform our Edgefield friend that our buyers /rent 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
for years. "
Augusta Bee Hive
916-918 Broad Street ABE COHEN, Proprietor
mibl?c generally to the large
re carry on* our second floor,
very reasonable prices.
irniture. When in need of
r table, dining chairs, rock
extend the ladies a special
beds, ail Mze?.
Our "Blue Ribbon" spring
ng the largest but the pret
r bought. Can please the
m for casting the old stoves
:s and ranges from the best
you. the strong line of bug
liabie manufacturers in the
as the lowest. Single and
rry a full stock of saddles.
ts to select from-anything
responds to all calls-day
af heavy groceries, farming
Let us supply your needs
nake your purchases at our
"BEST BY TEST"
Let us quote you.
DAVID SLUSKY & SON
The County Treasurer's office will b?
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 aau a penalty
of one per cent, for January, ^nd if
taxes are not paid on or before February
1st, 1918, the County Auditor will pr<3-'
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?
" Qrdinary County 7
" Constitutional School Tav 3
" Antioch 4
" Bacon School District 7J
" 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 li
" Meriwether (Gregg) 2
" Moss 3
" Shaw 4
" Talbert 2
M 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. li
" Corporation. 10
" Sinking Fund. 3-4
All the male citizens between the ages
of 12 years and 60 years, except those
exempt by law, are liable to a poll tai
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 is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co: Treas. E. C.
Buckleir s ?rnica Sa? ve
The Dest Salve In The World.