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;?SZT 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 piano virtuoso. He
?was petted and adored all his life. 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 cf
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 lips, the heaving bosoms,
jit is a mee' anism for procuring for
ihimself the Pascha power he desired, j
'indeed, beside Liszt, Chopin seems a i
?veritable anchorite. True, Liszt in- ?
jterested himself in music for another
?reason. If it served to procure him
?the particular "place in the sun" that i
?he craved, it furnished him also with 1
a most engaging pastime. He inter
jested himself in music as cue might ;
.interest oneself in a sport as one be- j
?comes more proficient in it. He stud- ?
'ied its rules, its teachings, its tricks.
?With what keenness he mastered them ;
his compositions show. But that inter- :
'est was only minor. The other was
jthe major.-Paul Bosenfield, in Seven
FEW BIRDS SING IN AUGUST
iMidseason Month Noticeable for the
j Absence of Music From Nature's
! 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- 1
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 ls the music of three when their
thousand fellows refuse to sing?
August is the molting month and
molting is a painful process. The
jbirds do not feel like singing, and,
mostly, they do not sing, but it is Ligh
tly 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
iMidseason an ! it shows forth together
some of the beauties of summer and :
of fall. The belated rose blossoms
with \[:'.' early USUs and the goldenrod
stands between. August has neither
the full glory of burning July nor of
con! September, bur it shares in some
small part of th? glories of each.
Poets and Coffee.
Poets have neglected eofl'ee; partly
because poets are greatly under the in
[fluence of tradition, partly because
coffee is a hard word ta find a rhyme
for; ope had hoped feat vers libres
?would give srnpe io eofl'ee lovers. But
t!:n vers-librettlstl and vers-Mbrettistae
.(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. Kant took a
?pipe and a stroll for his morning meal, '
ni:<\ if we were to inquire into the I
habits of the extremely modern poets
.we shoal.1 be likely to lind that they
'are equally reckless of breakfast. I
(suspect them of gruel or mutton
I To return, as.I have said, no poet
has celebrpted coffee. Shakespeare
came too soon. Pope has a mere ref
Coffee, which mnkes the politician wise.
And see through all things with his half- j
But in Pope's day coffee was an
jufTalr of afternoon and company did
?not appeal to romantic sentiments as
'breakfast coffee does.-Henry Dwight
Sedgwick 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 j
man a fine, genial fellow, any more |
than with Zola, who wrote a book,
called "L'Assommoir." Actually "Tom j
Jones," since it is a more filtered work
-since it is a product of the author's
experience of life, whereas Zola's book
is a product, not of experience, but j
of tabulations-"Tom Jones" will prob- j
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, j
After all, we most of us read because i
we want to know-because we want to
know so many things.
"Tour boy tells me his father ls
saying such queer things. Susan. Is he
out of Ks head?"
"De doctah, mum, says ns how ho |
is deleterious wiv de fevah, mum." i
I MAY HAVE BEEN INDIGESTION
i Indianapolis Man ls Puzzled Over Pe
culiar Action of Hitherto Well
The accustomed peace and quiet in :
j the village of Woodruff Place was 1
i harshly broken late the other evening j
I by a disturbance Huit caused A. L.
j Smith, living in the East drive, to won- j
der what particular brand of spooks ?
i finds lodgment in the innards of motor
! cars, says the Indianapolis News.
Smith put his car in the garage at a
decent and respectable hour, turned off
the lights, locked the door, hung the
key on the nail in the kitchen and went
to bed. But that motor cur did not
seem io be fully satisfied. Perhaps
the heat and the stuffy garage had
something to do with it.
Whatever the nature of the bug un
der its bonnet, the troubled soul of
the automobile found voice along
about midnight. From the dark re- !
cesses of the garage rose a quavering
howl that put to shame all roosters
within half a mile. Slumbering neigh
bors turned over, muttered "What the
deuce?" or other synonymous classical '
references, and peered out of thc !
bathroom windows, while Smith, trust- i
ty revolver in one hand and flashlight <
in the other, padded cautiously garage-1
ward. Peering within, nothing arr j
peared, but the car still yelled its head j
off. Advancing boldly, he commanded,
"See herc, now, that's enough of this
nonsense," and stepped on the running
board, at which the car gave a final
yelp and subsided. "Now somebody
tell me what started it," said Smith
next morning, at the caucus of neigh
bors in the alley. "Sounded mighty j
IDEAL METAL FOR MOTORS
Secret of Material Which Has Made
German Airplanes Superior to Oth
ers Has Been Discovered.
The United States government has i
learned that the success of the Ger- !
man airplanes is largely attributable
to what is kau ? a as kaiser zion metal,
which is used for the motors. A
piece of this metal was picked up by i
a British soldier who brought down a
German taube. It interested him so
much that he subjected it to a scien
tific test and discovered that it con- i
sisted of the following: Copper, L58
parts; tin, P2.9S parts, and autimony, j
This alloy, which Is somewhat akin '
to Britannia metal, was discovered by
the Germans about HO years apo. They
first used it as a substitute for silver j
in the making ol' all kinds of articles i
for the dining ?'hle, never dreaming ]
that some day it would prove so serv- : ;
iceable in military affairs. It is as i
light as aluminum, has great tensile ?
strength and unusual resisting power. !
A prominent American manufacturer i
of motors has succeeded in duplicating 1
this alloy perfectly, and in a short i
time several thousand motors made of j
it will be ready for use. It is claimed
that it can be turned out at small es- ?
Shall lt Be "Langleys?" j
As n tribute to the memory of the
fran who was first to discover, and j
partly to apply, the rule in aero- i
statics, to which the world is in- |
debted for tho modern advance in nvl- i
ntion, it is proposed that tho United ]
States government shall designate the
airplanes which it is to send to Ku- ' (
ropean battlefields "Longleys." Great- ; \
cr recognition than his work has re- i
ccived should certainly be given to the i
modest professor, who, theoretically, ]
at least, proved it possible to navigate 1
the air with heavier-than-air machines, j
But, then, there are the Wrights. No ?
injustice should be done the men who . ,
put Professor Langley's theory into ,
practice. Would not "Langwrights" be ' ,
u belier name?-Christian Science ?
Monitor. . 1
- i ]
May Have Solved Old Problem. I <
A German scientist claims to have \
solved the problem of transmitting i
photographs under the ocean by cable, i
His process, if successful, represents <
the solution of an old problem. Photo- ?
graphs have long- been transmissible i
by telegraph by the use of selenium, a 1
metal whose electrical resistance va- i
rles with the intensity of the light : I
striking it. But a similar process for ;
cable work has never been perfected :
hitherto, because of the extreme feeble- i ;
ness of the electric current that must i 1
pass through thousands of miles of j :
wire without a relay. The new process
is said to make use of the selenium ! i
principle and an elaborate system of
relays at each end.
Quota, Quote and Unquote.
.?Why did it take so long to fill the
quotas?" said William Hennessey of
the fifth division, repeating a question.
"There's a lot of reasons," he an
swered. "You've got to pay proper
respect to Washington by rending all
of their orders. Listen to this one
about the examination of teeth:
"Repeat following telegram to local
boards at once : Period quote physical
regulations comma line seven from the
bottom substitute quote or unquote for
quote and unquote between quote side
unquote and unquote two above un
quote period, in other words comma
man must have two teeth in opposition
on one side or the other."-Chlcugo
"I thought that apartment house I
put up last winter would prove a sure
winner," said tho owner.
"Doesn't it pay?" asked his friend.
"Nc," veplied the disgusted owner,
"lt's a fiat failure."-New Haven Reg
S?T WAS SO SUDDENS
rr., By ELLIOTT FLOWER. fe
^ te te te te te Ka ?sa te te te te W
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
ull 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 It," 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. I'm sure a man of your force
of character and intensity of purpose
would soon be in complete control of
the subject. You might try it with me
and sep if you understand."
Of course he was quite ready to
mnke 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 befa looking that matter up
and had discovered that he had over
looked a most Important test. The ex
periment was moro protracted on this
occasion, but It failed to bring him any j
nearer the goal of his desire-and
hers. To have a hypnotized girl was j
a decided luxury in its way, but it i
did not give him the/courage he need- j
r-d when she was in her right conscious?
The third evening she protested.
"What do you do when I am under I
the influence of your will?" she de
"I-why, -I that is, I don't do any
thing." he answered, but if ever false
hood showed in a man's face, lt did In
his when he said: "I-I simply make
von do viirious things to demonstrate
my control over your will nnd actions."
"I'd like to know what they are." she
insisted. "Suppose you just pretend I
am hypnotized and tell me what to do.
Til promise to do it just as ? WTmld In
my irresponsible state. I want to learn
the nature of your experiments."
"Bat-but that wouldn't demonstrate
inything." he argued.
Foolish man ! It would have demon
strated more than rrll his hypnotic ex- [ ]i
peri men ts combined.
"Oh. well," she said resignedly, "if
it is of any intellectual or other ad
vantage to you. go ahead. But realty I j 1
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 fairly burn
ed. In fact, he was so disconcerted
that he failed to notice the glonm of
triumph in her eyes as he began his
usual experiments. If he had, possibly
lie would h:ive been better prepared
for what happened when it was over,
ile had scarcely, as he thought, re
moved the spell, when she RU'li,nnIy ex
claimed: "Why. what's thnt on your
coat?" A moment later, .titer a hasty
und interested inspection, she added:
"Why-why. it's face powder: and
(here's some on your mustache, too.
Percy Wallingford ! I demand to know
schat you make me do when I am
(hus placed in your power! It is my
right, sir, and I demand an explana
tion. What advantage have you tnken
uf my poor, weak, will?"
What could he say? What could he
?o? Clearly nothing but make a clean
breast of tho 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 mnke
you put the powder there, but lt was
because I-that is, I want you to marry
"Oh, Percy!" she cried, "this is so
(Coryright, 1917, by W. G. Chapman.)
Primitive Nitrate Working.
The nitrate caves in the South were
<vorked 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 n highly concentrated solution
of nitrate salts. It was then drawn off
and allowed to cool, whereupon the
nitrate crystalized. 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 is 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 i our speech for signs of this
fault so prevalent in the speech of
Terrible Suffering From Headache,
Suk-acae, Backache, and Weak
ness, Relieved hy Carani,
Says This Texas Lady.
Gonzales, Tex.- Mrs. Minnie Phil
pot, of this place, writes : "Five years
ago I was taken with a rain In my
left side. It was right under my
left rib. It would commence with an
aching and extend up into my left
shoulder and on down into my back.
By that time the pain would be BO
severe I would have to take to bed,
and suffered usually about three days
.. .1 suffered this way for three years,
and got to be a mere skeleton and was
ro weak I could hardly stand alona
Was not able to go anywhere and had
to let my house work go...I suffered
awful with a pain in my back and I
had the headache all the time. I just
was unable to do a thing. My life
was a misery, my ?tomach got in an
awful condition, caused from taking
so much medicino. I suffered so much
nain. I had just about given up all
hopes of our getting anything to help
One day a Birthday Almanac was
thrown in my yard. After reading
Its testimonials I decided to try Car
tful, and am so thankful that I did,
for I began to improve when on the
second bottle...I am now a well
woman and feeiing fine and the cure
has been permanent for it has been
two years since ray awful bad health.
I will always praise and recommend
Cardui." Try Cardui today. E 78
-F o r
J. T. HARLING
Bank of Edgefield, S. C.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills. Engines. Boilers,
Supplies and Repairs, Porta
je, Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files. Belts
md Pipes, WOOD SAWS
Gixs and PRESS REPAIRS
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and g.asses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, R. C.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, J. E. Ousts has made
mit to me, to errant him Leiters of
Administration of the Estate and
.fleets of A. Clark Ouzts, de
These Are Therefore to cite and
idmonish all and singular the kiu
Ired and Creditors of the said A.
Clark Ousts, deceased, that they be
ind appear before me, in the Court
sf Probate, to be held at Edgefield,
South Carolina in my office on the
17th day of January (luis) next,
ifter publication thereof, at ll
[/clock in the forenoon, to show
sause, if any they have, why the
naid Administration should not be
Given under my Hand, this 29th
day of December, A. D" li) 17.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
Probate Judge E. C.
Jan. 1, 1918-St.
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard penernl strenfrtheniiifc tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Mnlaria.enriches the blood.andbuilds up the sys
leta. A true tonic. For adults and children, 50c
We beg to announce that we are
now ready to deliver fertilizers for
this season, having secured a liberal
supply which we have on hand in
our warehouses ready for delivery.
Haul your fertilizers now while you
can get your supply. Do not wait until
there is congestion of freights, when you
cannot get goods shipped.
Armour, Swifts and Eoyster our spe
cialty. Mixed goods with potash, mixed
goods without potash. 16 per cent, acid;
26 per cent, acid, cotton seed meal.
The Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Fifty laborers wanted at once
for chalk beds. Good wages.
. L. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
1 BARRETT & COMPANY
. Georgia S
w WAY |S
TO PUTA LIT
IN THE BANK
Coorricht 1909. bY C. C. Ziic-sxrman Co. -No. 51
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. Minis, 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