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By MILDRED WHITE.
(Copyright. 1917, Western Newspaper Union.)
The storm was coming. James Bur
rows let out the speed of his red car,
?hoping to reach the village five miles
.below before the rain should descend.
The sky grew darker as thunder rolled
about the encircling hills.
To the city lawyer the rough wind
ing roads seemed almost impassable,
impatiently he decided to seek shelter
at a farmhouse not far distant, than
hesitated undecidedly, as the sun
gleamed for a moment in promise. As
he slowed down near the gateway, a
bent old man peered up at him.
*'Good morning, uncle," the lawyer
greeted, but the old man did not re
turn his smile.
"Bad evening, mister," he replied,
"gora* to have one of our blowups.
Better stop, hadn't ye an' wait inside?"
"Thanks," Burrows responded, "I
think I can reach the village before
the storm breaks, and have supper
The old man shook his head. "Don't
believe it," he said, "we're alone here,
Phil an' me, but I reckon Phil could
pick up something for you to eat"
Turning, he cupped his hands and
called to a blue-overalled figure hoe
ing in the distance.
"Phil," he screamed, "Phil." The
lad bending over his work apparently
did not hear.
"Never mind," Burrows said, "I'll
take a chance and ride on."
"Wonder1-" the old man asked, "if
you could carry me along to the next
house down there? See it?-the red
"Certainly," the lawyer agreed, and
the former seated himself in the car
with evident pride.
When Burrows had disposed of his
companion, the storm descended un
expectedly. Great sheets of rain swept
against him, the wind threatened to
blow his small car from its course,
lightning flashed whip?lke around the
hilltops. Swiftly he turned about,
with difficulty, making his way back
to the old man's house. Uninvited he
sheltered his car in the great white
barn, and dashed breathlessly up the
steps of the porch.
"Phil" was there before him, evi
dently the youth also had rushed to
safety. His fresh face shone startled
beneath the brim of his old felt hat
at the stranger's approach, but he went
on stolidly scraping the mud from the
soles of his rubber boots.
"An old man-your father I sup
pose-" the lawyer said, "suggested
that I walt here until the storm hus
Abated." Burrows smiled. "He also
intimated that you might *pick up'
something for me, to eat, I'm furiously
The boy lounged in the doorway.
''That was grandad," he answered la
conically. His eyes studied the stran
ger. "Perhaps, I could find some
thing." he said suddenly, and disap
peared in the house. His heavy boots
tracked the clean scrubbed floor, as
the lawyer followed him inside, the
rain-soaked old hat still rested upon
Phil's head, as he deftly placed tempt
ing food upon the table.
"Sit down," he said at last abruptly,
and himself dropped into a wide armed
chair at the opposite end of the wood
"You and your grandfather live
alone?" Barrows asked incredulously,
as he buttered a flaky biscuit, "then
who makes these?"
"Me," the youth answered, his tone
Was sullen. "Cooking, farming, ev
erything-I do it all, but I won't much
longer. Grandad's going to be married
again-" a sneer curled the red lips
"that's where he's visiting now."
"And then?" the lawyer asked inter
ested, "What are you going to do?"
Phil shook his head despondently.
"Don't know," he replied. "Never had
?a chance to prepare for anything, had
a fight with grandad every day I went
to school, but I did the work mornings
and evenings, and I made if. Now,"
the young voice broke discouraging
ly, "he don't need rae any more."
Sudden unaccountable sympathy
flamed In the .lawyer's breasL
"Phil," he said, "if you will come
with me-tomorrow, I'll give you a
start in the world. Help is scarce at
this time, I need you in my office."
Crimson spots glowed in the lad's
round cheeks, quickly he rose to his
?feet. "You mean," he said, "that you'd
take me there to the city, that you'd
nelp me to-live."
The lawyer nodded silently. Then
with sudden passionate motion the lad
buried his face In his arms, his shoul
ders shaking with sudden sobs.
"Oh! I can't go," he cried and
snatched the felt hat from his head.
About the round childish face, fell a
.mass of golden hair, angrily Phil
.caught the hair and drew it like a
.cloak about her, "You 6ee," she said,
"I-I am his granddaughter. Philippa.
The overalls and boots were but my
farming costume. I allowed you to
think what you believed."
Tragic disappointment lingered In
her eyes. The lawyer stood staring
.as though he too, saw a vision.
"Philippa," he said slovly, "Tve a
! mother back there In the city, who
meeds a companion like you, someone
ito teach-to love, to care for. When
?she comes for you, will you be ready
to go back with her?"
I And Philippa said she would.
"If you are worried about your in
somnia, pick a quarrel with that ama?
[ "He can put you to deep. ?jm?k
Often Destroyed by Fire.
Time after time, together with the
rest of the city of Moscow, the Krem
lin has been burned, the last occasion
being in 1812 when it was occupied
by Napoleon and the inhabitants of
the city themselves started the con
flagrations in all parts of the city. It
was indeed these fires which forced
the little corporal to commence his
disastrous retreat across the snow
bound steppes of Russia. Napoleon
had his headquarters in the Kremlin,
and while the fi?mes were not so de
structive there as in other parts of the
city, yet they forced evacuation.
Scientific investigation has proved
that compression of a high degree does
not injure the fiber, and cotton is pack
ed in other countries today at a den
sity substantially three times that of
ours by the most economical practice.
The Egyptian package has a density
of about 37 pounds a cubic foot; the
Indian cotton is compressed to 45
pounds per cubic foot ; while some In
dian and Chinese baling plants effect a
density of from 55 to 60 pounds of
cotton per cubic foot.
The Arab as a Neighbor.
The Arab makes a good neighbor.
His love of the beautiful In architec
ture is evidenced in a hundred cities
where his handiwork survives. Every
visitor to Granada knows what was
left behind at the Alhambra. When the
Arab met Rome, he produced Palmyra ;
having absorbed the Sassraian dynas
ty of the neo-Persian empire in 637,
the Arab created Bagdad; in overrun
ning Spain, he worked magic at Cor
dova and Secllle.
To Remove Smoke Stains.
This suggestion will be beneficial to
housewives who have not the conven
ience of electricity or the modern gas
fixtures. Frequently the celling
above an old-fashioned gas jet be
comes discolored from smoke and heat.
The discoloration may be removed if
a layer of starch and water is applied
with a piece of flannel. After the mix
ture has dried it should be brushed
lightly with a brush. No stain or mark
Women Catch Fish With Hands.
Fishing in Samoan seas is often done
by the women, and without nets, boats
or hooks. They simply wade into the
water and form themselves into a ring.
The fishes being so plentiful, they are
almost sure to imprison some in the
ring. These women are very quick and
active, and every time they catch a
fish with their hands they simply throw
it, alive, into the basket on their back.
Translation of Y. M. C. A.
. W. Gordon Grifliths of the Y. M. G
A. told an audience at Cefu that he was
proud to be a Welshman although he
was unable to speak the "language of
Paradise." He had, however, learned
one thing in Welsh, and that was that
the letters Y. M. C. A. may be trans
lated to mean "Yma Mae Cyfle Arder
chog" ("Here is a splendid oppor
Coffee a Nutrient
Coffee is not a stimulant pure and
simple, but a very considerable nutri
ent. Justus Liebig ' proved that, by
taking equal lots of men, working In
the salt mines, feeding one lot bread
and meat, the other bread and coffee,
and comparing results. The coffee
squad did more work and came out
In better shape than the meat eaters.
Freeman was visiting at his grand
pa's home^ and as he was a mischiev
ous little chap, was constantly being
told, "Don't do this," and "Don't do
that." Finally, with a look of disgust
on his face, he climbed up into a chair
end asked, seriously, "What can a fella
do in this house, anyway?"
Studying Plant Life in India.
In order to encourage arboriculture
and the study of prant Hie the govern
ment of India has offered a series of
valuable prizes to be awarded to those
who are most successful in various
lines in connection with the growth of
trees and shrubs on government land.
We are told that Tom Hood liked
best to work in a serious vein, on such
poems as "The Bridge of Sighs." As
he put it himself: "It's only for my
livelihood that I'm a lively Hood."
Endurance of Reindeers.
The reindeer is said to be able to
endure more fatigue than any other
draft animal except the camel.
It has been known to pull 200 pounds
10 miles an hour for 12 hours.
Wrong Side Up.
"Why didn't you toss a coln to de?
cide which to do?" "I did, but the
darn thing didn't come down the waj
? wanted it to."-Buffalo Express.
You can climb no higher than JujI
with your feet, but with your mind
you may inherit eternity.-A Japan
He-"You seem to think I couldnl
make any woman happy." She-"Oh.
yes, there is one; your widow."
LEGHORN IS GREAT FORAGER
If There Is Any Scratching In Sight,
Whether Garbage Heap or Garden,
Bird Will Find lt
The Leghorn, while lt ls a breed
of great merit, should not be con
fused as the right breed for every
man and every place. Put the Leg
j horn in Its proper environment and
there is no fowl that will surpass lt.
' On the contrary, if subjected to con
ditions that are not suitable for lt, it
will be an endless source of trouble
and disappointment. Leghorns are am
bitious fowls, tireless foragers. If there
ls any scratching in sight, whether it
be a garbage heap, truck garden, cold
frame, manure pile or rose bed, the
j Leghorn will make strenuous efforts to
White Leghorn Cockerel.
get into it. Therefore the person who
would keep a garden for flowers or
. vegetables had better see to it that
his henyard is securely inclosed with
wire netting if he expects to raise Leg
If the runs are large enough, Leg
horns can be confined within a seven
foot fence. Yet once they develop the
i habit of "yard-breaking" they will
clear this with ease, for they make, a
practice of half flying and half climb
ing up the netting.
MAKE HENS WORK FOR LIVING
To Prevent Fowls From Becoming Too
Fat lt Is Good Plan to-Make
Them Scratch for Food.
To prevent the hens from becoming
fat while consuming enough food for
their support an3 for production they
must be made to work for the larger
share of the food received by scratch
ing in litte. ; if this falls to accom
plish the desired result, then the food
ls not balanced. Too much grain may
be allowed, and the remedy is to reduce
the proportion of grain and give more
egg-producing Ir o?. The hens should
not be overfed at any one meal. Give
a moderate allowance in the morning
of mixed grain; then let them ont on
grass or rye pasture. The allowance
of green food, such as cabbage, turnip
tops and roots, is not because of the
nutritious material contained in such
foods, as they really are of little value,
but they perform excellent service
from a dietary standpoint
SELECTION OF BEST LAYERS
Pennsylvania Department of Agricul
ture Urges Poultry Keepers to
Save Laying Pullets.
Early hatched pullets, in fact Pal
lets of any age, are scarcer than ever
I this fall, and in view of this fact the
Pennsylvania department of agricul
ture is trying to aid poultry keepers
meet the deficiency by urging the sav
ing of all the good, old hens for this
1 next yeai's laying.
The best hens are* those still in old
plumage, still with red combs and still
laying. All such hens are extra good
, hens and should be marked and used
; as breeding stock next spring.
SUPPLY EGG-SHELL MATERIAL
Where Not Furnished In Sufficient
Quantities There Will Surely Be
Less Eggs Laid.
. When hens are fed and handled for
heavy egg production, and egg-shell
material is not furnished in sufficient
quantity, there will be fewer eggs laid,
and those laid will be too thin-shelled
to market safely. The price of one
egg will now supply a good layer for
COMB IS A GOOD INDICATOR
If Fowl Is In Good Health lt Will Be
Bright Red and Firm In
The comb Is a good indicator of the
health of a fowl. If the fowl is in
good condition the comb will be bright
red, and firm in texture. When the
comb becomes pale and soft, or turns
dark or purple, something is seriously
wrong, and the sooner the matter lfl
looked Into the better.
To the Farmers
We are Jobson System dealer?
for this county, and as such are ac
tively engaged in bringing the com
mon sense methods of easier and
more profitable farming to every
nook and corner of our section.
These methods and the remarka
ble Jobson plow have received the
endorsement of great Agricultur
ists, State officials and practical
farmers all over the country, and
these benefits are being extended to
all parts of the country at a rate
that certainly proves its merit and
genuine, practical advantage. No
farmer can afford to overlook the
opportunity of a thorough investi
gation of this system before going
further with his spring work.
The Jobson plow has no equal in
preparing the land (late or early,
wet or dry) before planting, and it
is also of extraordinary value in
working crops and in getting ready
for second crops. In fact, it is
something the farmer needs every
month in the year. A little investi
gation demonstrates this beyond
Call on us for literature and full
particulars. We're here to 6erve
you. Jobson plows now in stock.
W. L. Dunovant, Edgefield; V. E.
Edwards & Bro., Johnston; Tren
ton Fertilizer Co., Trenton.
There can be no doubt
as to the merit of Cardui,
the woman's tonic, in
the treatment of many
troubles peculiar to
women. The thousands
of women who have been
helped by Cardui in the
past 40 years, is conclu
sive proof that it is a
good medicine for women
who suffer. It should
help you, too.
The Woman's Tonic
Mrs. N. E. Varner, of
Hixson, Tenn., writes:
"I was passing through
the ... My Back and
sides were terrible, and
my suffering indescriba
ble. I can't tell just how
and where I hurt, about
all over. I think ... I
began Cardui, and my
pains grew less and less,
until Twas cured. I am
remarkably strong for a
woman 64 years of age.
I do all my housework."
Try Cardui, today. E-76
E. J. NORRIS
Surety Bond Insurance
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Fertilizers for 1918
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.
. E. GIBSON, President! LANSING B. LEE, Sec. and Treas.
I The Best Time to
! Build is Now
Free booklets on Silos, Barns,
Implement Houses, Residences,
etc., with suggestions of great
Also "Ye Planary" service
through the Lumber Exchange
Ask for further information if
interested. The service is with
Woodard Lumber Co.
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SOME STRIKE IT RIC
BUTA SURE WAY IS
TO PUTA LITTLE
IN THE BAN
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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