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*'A plain nobody," modest Rufus
Dow designated himself, but Ada
Pearce considered him the best of men
and was not far amiss, and her father,
who was Dow's employer, had reason
:to thank this loyal, industrious young
fellow for keeping his small and strug
gling business afloat through all kinds
Mr. Pearce had been too 111 for a
year to do much more than assume the
direction of affairs, ile owned u barge,
clumsy, old. and safe for close coast
service only. He lived a few leagues
down the Australian coast from Mel
bourne, and for twenty years hail fol
lowed the conveying of merchandise
from port to port, especially bulk stuff,
cutting steamer rates. The barge had
a sail and a tiller and was scarcely sea
worthy, and coukl be operated by one
'Tve got a cargo-ice," reported
Pearce one day. "The consignors will
load and all care taken off your hauds
at the other end. Pick out a spell of
ctear weather for the go, Rufus, for I
hardly think the craft will s?tand many
Rufus started on his voyage a week
later. Above the hold, crated, were
two hundred iee cream freezers and
several barrels of coarse rock salt, for
the cargo was designated for a firm en
gaged in the manufacture of ice cream.
"I think, myself, the old tub is at its
lust gasp," Rufus told Ada. "If fate
downs her on this trip, maybe it will
be a good thing, for wo make so little.
I would like to strike out into some
new held. It's this wretched pinching
and scraping to get a dollar ahead that
is putting off our marriage."
"But it doesn't wear out our love,
dear," reminded Ada sweetly.
Everything augured au easy, pleas
aut voyage. The old barge behaved ad
mirably for two dayb. The third night,
however, fifty miles from any i>ort, Ru
fus found himself in the grasp ol' a
fierce storm. With dismay he let the
unwieldy craft drift, the plaything of
the waves, for there was nothing else
to do. With daybreak there came a
dense fog and ti steru northeaster that
drove the barge ahead like an arrow
shot from a how. The straining craft
groaned and shivered. No land was in
sight, the great broad sail had been
ripped to tatters and the rudder had
burst its lashings. Rufus had lost ac
count of bearings, the fog did not lift
and that night the wind increased. lu
the utter darkness, just before day
break, with a crash the barge struck
rocks, the prow was battered into
kindling wooil. the bulky mass turned
over ou its side and Rufus clung to the
upper rail, awaiting daybreak.
"It's a conti reef and an island be
yond," he calculated, ns morning
showed lum a coastline fringed with
trees. He had made up a package of
food and, strapping half a dozen of tile
freezer pails together, utilized them as
a float to get ashore.
Rufus sat down and rested when he
reached the beach. The tropical air
told him that he must have voyaged
many hundred miles. He was blocking
out a blin 1 course along the coast
when a blaring trumpet blast, followed
by the clash of cymbals, caused him to
observe a procession tit a short dis
tance. Borne in a -palanquin shoul
dered by half a dozen dusky fellows, all
hands nearly nude, was a great, portly
savage, decorated with metal orna
The inference was palpable. Rufus
had landed on some isolated island in
habited by savages-this was their au
gust monarch on a journey. They might
be cannibals, and at thi.?. thought Ru
fus started to hide, but he was ob
served and put on a bold front, await
ing the approach of the procession.
Following ir were some cattle yoked
together. The procession halted and
the kin::, alighting, studied Ruins with
curiosity. Then he inquisitively point
ed to the ice cream pails.
A bright thought struck Rufus.
Through gestures he Imparted to thc
dusky monarch that he would swim to
the barge and return with something
that would explain the situation. The
king nodded and Rufus struck out for
the wreck. He returned, floating ?1
great cake of ice ahead ol' him. and
tied to his shoulders the cannister thal
held the craft's supply of sugar.
One hour later Rufus was at a stage
of wild jubilation. Ile had made of
the king a real friend and the latter
not only rewarded him richly but indi
cated that he should be conveyed to
"Yes, I'm here and the barge and Its
cargo demolished or devoured." report
ed Rufus to Ada, and her father one
month later, ?md he told of the wreck,
"And then," he recited, "I treated
them. They had cows, and therefore
milk. I>had sugar and Ice. I made
them a freezer full of ice cream. The
effect was magical. They had never
tasted the dainty before and were en
tranced. They halted right there, un
loading ice and freezers from the
barge. They .sent to thuir camp and a
whole army flocked to the spot. There
was such an ice cream festival as was
never heard of before. They kept
their word as to placing me in the way
of getting home and the king gave me
these-" and Rufus, drawing' ?mt a lit
tle chumois-skin bag, poured into his
hand a dozen or more magnificent dia
"And now. Ada," he exuberated,
gayly, "we can get married."
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Washington claims a present popu
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i SAVE A LITTLE SUGAR
Why Ice Your Cake?
Icing is not needed. Why not
leave it off? Putting cake on a
war basis is another way to
save sugar without hardship.
Thick frosting Involves the use
of sugar needlessly at this time.
Furthermore, many recipes call
for excessive amounts of sugar.
Try smaller quantities in your
cake recipes, etc., and give pref,
erence to cakes which are sweet
ened with molasses or sirup.
Housekeepers who have a stock
of canned fruit, Jellies, and pre
serves in their cupboard can
lessen the sugar consumption by
using more of such things for
desserts. , 2!
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1 COTTON 3
h Augusta - - -
Slalo of South Carolina,
Conntj- of Edgefield,
In the Court of Common Plea.
S. B. Nicholson-Plaintiff-against
W. H. Watkins and W. S. Rob
inson, Partners in trade doing
business under thc firm name and
style of Watkins & Robinson
(To the Defendants Above Named.)
You are hereby ?nmino ned and
required to answer the complaint in
this action, of which a copy is here
with served upon you, and to serve
a copy of your answer to said com
plaint on the subscriber, at his of
fice at Edgefield, Scuth Carolina,*
within twenty days after the ser
vice thereof; exclusive of this day
of such service; and if you fail to
answer the complaint within ihe
time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this
action will apply to the- Court for
the relief demanded in the com
B. E. NICHOLSON,
April 19th, 1918.
To W. H. Watkins and W. S.
Robinson, partners in trade do
ing business under tho firm name
and stjle of Watkins & Robinson,
You Will Take Notice That the
Summons and Complaint in this
action was tiled in the office of
Clerk of Court of Edgefield County.
S. C., on the 19th day of April,
B. E. NICHOLSON,
April 19, 1918.
I take this"means of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds of garments, both
for ladies and gent!<-nu-n. All >vork
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery.
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GEO. F. MIMS
O ? T O M E T R l"S T
Eyes examined and g.asses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
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Also a full supply of the
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Notice to Stock
My^Jack will make the season at
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of Ediato street, Johnston, S. C.
Service fee $15.00 insuring mare to
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contracts for deferred payments
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Phone No. 12-7W
For Sale, Grafton
1(31 acres of good farm land, lo
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dwelling house, 2 good outhouses;
125 acres in cultivation; balance in
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