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URTLES GET UP.
Io get up," said Mrs. Turtle,
e're so sleepy, we're so
sleepy," said the
?v \ i "But the spring
\| J J is here," said Mrs.
will be lots of ex
citing things hap
p ming down in
the pond. We
must hurry and
get our summer
homes ready. I'm
sure Mrs. Hard
will be all settled
"Just one more
Looked nttie nap? beg.
PPy- ged the little tur
tles. And then
, such big turtle yawns!
sleeping now," said Mrs.
u may take naps later on,
ter's sleep is all over. It's
e must be awake. We
that is going on ia the big
in the pond. I must find
y neighbors are picking
y of coats and suits and
s. Mr.' Turtle prom
evening coat, didn't you,
Jd," said Mr. Turtle. "But
Fait before I can get it. I
in but the leaves aren't
too early. You'll have
as soon as they arrive
looked very happy. She
gonged for a green leaf
over her shell suit In
ie called it a shell even
id Mrs. Turtle again to
es. And soon they were
winter beds of mud and
about the pond for the
ou think of this?" ask
She was much pleas
she had gotten to the
ent season. Very few
cottages had been tak
tle had quite her pick
fine looking home,"
!e. "Let's see how we
rches. We must have
t abide a summe'* *..ome
bould I," agreed Mrs.
lty of porches," agreed:
rs. Turtle, "it would;
if we only had one '
fine how hard it would
h dear, which porch
cap on?' and then re
re was only one porch
s have three logs out
es which they call
les they are of logs
)f funny, ugly snags
think are quite beau
lin." said Mr. Turtle,
ll decided upon their
^d were settled upon
know it is?" asked
!>u say that in such a
Of course I know |
tie and know a great
Iefore knew you were
eather prophet, my
irtle. "But I know
)U know," asked Mrs.
inned Mr. Turtle, "]
the rain so much?"
laimed Mr. Turtle.
ls the rain. He sim
it He thinks tbs
|Hurrying A wa)
From a Storm.
Ie always knows
in and when hf
lg to, he hurries
won't touch him.
jirrying away frorr
now. The storrc
le's hurrying off.
right. Mr. Tor
in a short tima
Bj By AGNES G. BROGAN.
(Copyright, isis, Western Newspaper Union.)
The young soldier sought out a se
cluded corner of the public library,
and seated himself In an attitude of
dejection. The natty collar of his
khaki uniform rested against i Dis
doubled hand, as he gazed, elbow on
table, into space.
His, was a handsome face ben sa th
wavy hair, even the somber eyes could
not detract from its frank charm.
"Cold day," volunteered a big mau
at his side; he ceased writing abrupt
ly, his eyes seeking almost hungrily
the speaker's face.
"Yes." he answered eagerly, "cold
up in my boarding place too. That's
why I came down here. Going away
tonight to camp."
"So?" asked the big man. "S'po?e
all your folks will be down to speed
the parting hero."
"No," the soldier replied, "you see
I don't happen to have-any folks.
Mother and dad, both died-last year.
Broke up the home pretty sudden.
Couldn't stand it there, afterwards, so
came on to get a new position here."
His voice dropped huskily. "City
boarding houses aren't much like your
real home," he added.
"So?" said the big man again. His
tone lacked Interest, furtively during
the youth's quick confidence, hi? eyes
had been scanning his paper. "Well,
good night; good luck to you."
The face of the man in uniform re
sumed its tense lines, his Hps curved
cynically. "He should worry." he
"I beg your pardon," said a voice
nearby, "were you speaking to me?"
The soldier turned hastily. Behind
him, looking over the book shelves
stood a girl, as she ended her ques- (
tion she came directly, taking the vu
"I was grumbling to myself," the
man murmured confusedly.
The girl before him was such a pret
ty girl, her eyes were all aglow with
the sympathy for which his very soul
had hungered, her cheeks and lips
were glowing, too, against the back
ground of her furs. But with an ab
sence of all self-consciousness she
looked back at him, her tone was di
rect and impersonal.
"I heard all you were saying to that
man," she said, "and I want to tell
you that I am sorry. Have you uo
friends in the city?"
The soldier shook' his head. "I ;
have been here such a little while." |
"Xor back there, where your home
"Perhaps it is my fault that they
have overlooked me," he admitted. "I
-I kept to myself a good deal after
my loss, and came away without even
.-.., :.,n- >rnnil.hv Ever vt birg seemed so
do, putting your life at your country's
service. See here," impulsively she
leaned forward. "I have been knit
ting things, sweaters, helmets, mufflers,
for soldiers whom I shall never know,
or soe. Why can't I do the same for
you? And write you letters? Would
that help?" She laughed softly. "My
friends tell me that I have a perfect
genius for letter writing. You might
ask me about anything special you
wished to know, either here, or-where
was your home?"
"Farmington," he announced me
chanically, his eyes watched hypnoti
cally her inspiring face.
"I could get the Farmington papers,"
she went on, "and mail them with my
letters. It will be such a comfort to
me, to feel that I am really helping
ever so little. Why," she threw out
her hands, "this is my one actual op
The somber light left the man's
eyes, the natty collar was raised iri
true soldier style. "How could you do
all that for a stranger?" he asked won
dering, "you who Ignow nothing about
"Nothing about you!" repeated the
girl, she stood and looked at him
across tho book-laden table, then point
ed to the tiny symbolic guns of his
uniform. "There are your credentials,"
she said softly. "What more need I
know of a man who goes to oiler his
life for my safety!"
"Your safety!" the soldier whis
pered. He. too, arose, and stood look
ing down upon, her as one who sud
denly sees a vision. "That is true,"
lie said slowly, "that makes It worth
"Our country!" said the girl.
"Our country!" the man repeated,
and their hands met and clasped.
Briskly the girl picked up lier muff.
"At what time do you leave tonight?"
phe asked. He told her.
"I shall be at the station to see you
off," she said, "and to bid you 'good
courage.' You might write your name
and address" for me now," she suirirest
ed. "Mine will come in the first let
ter." And as the regimental train
moved out of the station that evening
a soldier with the light of victory in
his eyes turned for a last look at a
girl who stood cheerfully waving.
"Mighty pretty girl !" remarked a
comrade. "Going to marry her?"
"If I do not. I shall never marry
any one else," solemnly answered tilt
An 3 later beneath the shade of e
rosy lamp the giri bent smilingly ovei
GREATLY REDUCES FIRE RISK
Advantage of Standardizing Fire-Hose
Couplings Quickly Perceived by
j Up-To-Date Communities.
An association wa.? formed In an
Ohio city recently with the idea of
standardizing the firehose couplings In
the district, and It was found that
some of the odd-size hose couplings
could be changed to standard at small
expense by means of taps and dies
furnished free by the Inspection bu
reau, reports Country Gentleman. It
also was ascertained that by means of
adapters couplings In other cities
could be made; but in some towns the
size was prohibitive. Now other co
operative associations are being form
ed that are reaching out into Penn
sylvania, Kentucky, Indiana and West
Virginia, and demands for the taps
and dies have come from Texas and
The co-operative idea not only takes
In the waterworks towns, but also the
smaller places, and the chiefs of the '
several co-operative units have can
vassed their districts so that now they
know not only what equipment to
send in case of urgent call, but the
available water supply, the state of the
roads and the construction and char
acter of the buildings to be worked up
on. As most of the Ohio equipment is
now motorized, remarkable time is j
made in getting to towns where there J
Is no fire-fighting equipment at all but
where a powerful combination chem
ical truck could handle a blaze satis
factorily. Many of the chiefs of vol
inteer organizations are now visiting
the headquarters of the city depart
ments and gaining practical experi- j
ence at first-hand in actually fighting
fire. In discipline and in care of equip
ment. Towns finding that (hey can
not have assistance, by reason of |
odd-size couplings, are ordering all j
new standard equipment and are, of
course, changing their hydrants to con
form to the standard code.
The value of the city and Interurban
co-operative, wheel-within-a-wheel idea
is that in many cases the town or rural
equipment would master the fire; but
if it could not. the next nearest large
pince could rush the proper parapher
nalia to the scene, either over good
roads or hy special train, eitiier steam
or electric. The idea of interurban and
rural protection Is about to take an
other leap forward, and the plan is
this: Ohio and many other states are
spiderweb ?bed with trolley lines. Snlt
sJilettnnk cars, carrying chemical
equipment, pumps and 1.O00 or more
wvmprwtietiorvc piuuy Ul various UC~
signs Will Be Found Helpful to
Prospective Home Owners.
The collecting of clippings from the
real-estate sectiou of newspapers and
magazines is a practice recommended
by architects for persons contemplating
building a home. The prospective
home builder can obtain many valu
able pointers as to the relative style
of house which ho prefers and is able ?
to compare the advantages of different j
designs. Ile is thou able to explain to ?
the architect what he wants and the j
architect can draw up rrtans in accord- ?
ance with his wishes.
When saving clippings the client ls |
apt to accumulate a lot of irr?concila-1
ble details which ho wants in his house,
but the architect can adapt the prin
ciples desired to better effect if he
knows what stylos and designs are In
the owner's mind. The clipping habit
is nsually acquired some time before |
the time to build and in the meanwhile j
the selective process is continuing. By |
the time the owner is financially ready
to build he has made up his mind as |
to the details he would like to have i
and the things he would rather do
The illustrations in newspapers and
architectural magazines are valuable
in determining the style of bouse de
sired, while the homebuilders' sections
contain many .suggestions of use to
possible builders. The saving of these
illustrations and suggestions will en
able one to get a good idea of what
other builders are doing and keep in
touch with recent developments of in
Can Overcome Camouflage.
An American physicist believes that
the advantages of camouflage-or at
least certain kinds of camouflage
can be overcome by an opposing army _
by providing its airmen and other "
scouts with colored glasses or screens
of contras!ing colors to use with field
glasses, states Popular Mechanics Mag
azine. When the colors of these
screen are properly selected uniforms s
and other objects may be made to ap- c
pear in contrast, Instead of in har- v
mony, with their surroundings, he
claims. Camouflage as practiced in
many cases Is accomplished largely by
the use of paint, objects being given
shades that blend with the landscape. v
In spite of certain difficulties that
would arise, it is believed that such
effort's Rt concealment could be render- j
ed quite ineffectual by the means J
When your boy was so little that all the world was a foreign
I trusted you to take care of him. You sent him to school and to p
tie errands, and with implicit faith he did your bidding*.
Now we have sent your boy or your neighbor's boy cut into
terrors that he cannot even know-and his faith has not even falte
I will do our part if he does his.
g ?Pledge yourself to buy War Savings Stamps on or 1
June 28th National War Savh
Saving to help our sons is not to be called by ugly name of d
is love's blessed privilege.
Are we keeping the faith? Are we scrimping and saving and
boys do this thing that humanity has asked of them, and to help tl
us sane and.whole? Are we doing not our bit, but all we can?
National War Savings Come
country to him, he
lay and, on your lit
a foreign land, into
red. He knows we
uty or sacrifice. It
'. giving to help our
lem to come back to
This space contributed for the Winning of the Wr
? ?i 111M ll, ; I ! 1111 ' V ra ^^S55?SMI^^^^^?
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Hundreds of thousands of motor
ists have found that business judg
ment in tire-buying leads straight to
United States Tires.
The phenomenal growth
of United States Tire Sales is
positive proof of this fact.
The unusually high quality
of United States tires has
made them easily
tires among owne
selling light cars.
The same quali
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sizes as well as ti
Tire that fi
To buy your remnants of cotton
eed, provided you will deliver them
m or before Monday, Jane 10. I
rill make final shipment for this
ea son at that time.
R. Ai. WINN,
Plum Branch, S. C.
To Cure a Cold in One Day
'akc LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine. It stops the
-'ouRh and Headache and works oil thc Cold.
Druggists refund money if it fails to core,
5, \V. CIRO VE'ii surnature on each box.
LOST-Saturday, June 1, between
Edgefield and the J. B. Tompkins
place a lady's double-case gold watch
hands and figures on dial were gold,
"M. J." was engraved on case. Re
ward if returned to J. Carroll Mor
gan, Edgefield, S. C. R. F. D. 3.
ror Weakness and Loss of Appetite
Thc- >">M Standard prierai slrentfhrninj: totsic:
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The Best Saive in The Worfd.
the most popular
rs of the biggest-.
ty is built into all
s-into the small
Le larger sizes for
ie United States
ts your particular
r Sales and Serv
dealer will gladly
Then stick, to it.
ave a loree assortment of
ses in Taffettas, messahne
;e shipment of shapes and
Means molasses in 10-galloB
'5 cents per gallon.
L, T. May.
. Springs Water? at
L. T. May's,