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MADE POINT BY PARABLE
Chancellor Quick to Soe Truth in
Related to Him by Wander
Lee, the chancellor of the kingdom
of Han. was [?lotting to murder the
king. Su. a wandering traveler, came
to visit him, and introducing himself
"Your humble servant Su. wret&ied
and poverty-stricken, possessing not
even a feeble horse and an old buggy,
has left his aged parents at home,
tramped through the dust braved the
frost and snow, crossed River Tsaro
with the sole purpose of seeing yon
ap?i offering you humble advice. Will
Fou give him the privilege of speaking
. The chancellor, knowing the speak
er's intent, answered maliciously:
"Any word about men I ara tired of
listening to. But If you can tell me
something about ghosts and spirits, I
will be overjoyed to hear you."
"That is Just what I would like to
tell shout sir." returned Su, and he
continued : "When I was tramping on
my way here I lost my direction one
night in a lonely forest Weary and
exhausted, I could find no place to
rest I had no blanket, no mattress,
only a chilly, misty vapor wrapped
around me. I hid myself in the tall
grass. By my side stood a bulky tomb.
Faintly I heard a quarrel between a
wooden doll and a clay doll as to which
was the superior In quality. The clay
doll droned the following argument:
"T ara molded out of clay. If, per
chance, I am ruined by swift wind or
bitter rain. I can return to my home,
to Mother Earth. But ns for you, you
are carved out of the branch of a tree.
You have been severed from your own
root When you face swift wind or
bitter rain, you will be thrown Into the
Tsarn river, carried eastward to the
sea, to the ocean. Then where will be
your abiding place? You will float and
drift for eternity.'
"I, the traveler, listened and won
dered, and felt that the clay doll was
without question the winner of the
"Now, your honor ls plotting against
the king and the royal family. Do
you realize that you will kill off your
own root and destroy the very founda
tion of your power?"
"Remain with me over night, and I
will talk some more to you to-mor
row," said the chancellor, after a
moody reflection.-C. Y. Tang, in
Chinese Students Monthly.
Aztec Relics Unearthed.
Announcement of the recovery of
#0,000 specimens of prehistoric Aztec
civilization from the famous "Aztec
ruin" in the Amas vn?l?? ?
.- .- ". "....,.. iii?: uiuueu
treasui&rs i* only partly completed,
what has thus far been found within
the crumbling walls so long hidden
from human view has exceeded, it ls
tedd, the most sanguine hopes of the
Necklaces of shell and tortoise, agate
knives, pottery vessels of various
forms and ornamentation, cotton cloth
and woven sandals are among the finds
reported by N. C. Nelson, assistant
curator of the museum and Earl H.
Morris, in charge of the exploring
Enough masonry in the ruin was un
covered to have built a wall half way
from New York to Philadelphia.
Wished the Spikes Also.
The wife of a thrifty Western
farmer had worked very, very hard for
many, many years, depriving herself
not only of all luxuries, but of many
comforts. "Foolishness," she had
termed such things. But the mail
order catalogue in which father was
interested had eaught her eye-or was
it her neighbor's new bonnet? Some
change had come over her ideas of
what constituted "foolishness," and
she astonished father one morning by
announcing she was going to town to
buy a hat.
Arriving at a millinery store she sur
prised the clerk who came forward to
wait on her by asking: "I want to
know who's runnln' this here joint?"
**I am at present" the clerk re
"Well, what I want to know Is, If I
buy a fine hat here, will you throw In
the spikes?"-Indianapolis Star.
Their New Home?
Who says there ls difficulty In find
ing quarters In Washington?
There is a colored family In this
town that recently disagreed with it
self. Mrs. Jones-we call her that
decided to leave Sam Jones, so she
"took the seven children and left sud
denly one day for her old Virginia
Sam suddenly found himself bereft.
. It cannot be said that Sam mourned.
Fact is, he was pleased.
That was why he mourned when he
read the following post card one morn
"Meet your family at Union Station
at 4:15."-Washington Star.
Up in the Air.
"You were yelling In your sleep last
"Yes. I dreamed dat I was float
ing around In de sky."'
"Why, dat ought to have been a
"No; I dreamed I was run over by
By LEE VERONE ALLAN.
i il mill-I
(Copyright, 1918. We?tern Newspaper Union.)
"You have done me a great favor,"
said Dudley North, shaking hands with
a companion in a passenger coach.
"Don't speak of lt I'm only glad
that the people at' Hillside won't be
disappointed. Remember, though, you
are Robert Wade."
"I've got my lesson by heart,"
laughed the other.
Aimlessly drifting, leaving it to
chance wliere he would land, Dudley
North had entered Into a casual con
versation with his seat mate on the
train. The latter had told him thnt he
was bound for Weston, but he had in
tended going to Hillside- up to that
"You sec," he explained, "some peo
ple at Hillside sent to an agency in
the city for a chuuffeur. I agreed to
take the position. Only this morning,
though, an old employer sent for me.
Sorry to disappoint the agency and the
Worthingtons. They expect me on this
"See here," Interposed North, "I
want work. Wonder if I couldn't flt
In?" And an hour later, fully posted,
he arrived at the station of the llttlo,
town of Hillside. In the distance a
lake showed, surrounded by fine resi
dences. An automobile stood at the
edge of the platform. From lt a young
man with a satchel hastened to catch
the train and directed the quick query
to the one passenger alighted:
"You the new chauffeur?" and North
"All right, there's the car. My sis
ters are over at the store." Then he
was gone, and crossing the street the
sweetest little specimen of girlish love
liness came tripping np to the machine.
"Oh, the new chauffeur?" she spoke.
"My sister Hortense will be here in a
minute or two. You don't know the
ways around her, of course?"
"It will not take me long to learn,"
"No, and I'll help you," chattered on
Miss Gladys Worthington. "I'll call
out 'right.' or 'left,' just before w?
reach a turn."
"I shall certainly be obliged," said
North, and the warm sense of emotion
the very human Gladys had inculcated,
became congealed as her queenly sis
ter appeared and with chilling hauteur
spoke the mandatory word : "Home."
There was a winding road, then two
Junction thoroughfares. "Right," di
rected a silvery' voice; another turn,
"Mr. \Vud(f," she said one day, when
he had halted the machine at the side
of a lonely country road while some
little children, guests of Gladys, were
gathering flowers, "would you feel
bored if I read you some jingles I have
been trying to whip into shape for a
club paper a group of us have started?"
"I should be greatly pleased,"
avowed North, and the pure, clear
sentiments enunciated by the rhymes
showed the true innocence and ingenu- ]
ousness of this unspoiled daughter of
the rich. North forgot himself in sug- (
gesting corrections, in perfecting the
rhymes of the little poem.
"Why, Mr. Wade," she exclaimed,
"you must have reud and studied a t
great deal to know all that!" and he ,
discerned an awakening suspicion in
her mind thnt he was not what he pur- ,
ported to be. The barrier of their
widely separated social status was J
completely broken down when, one
day, a reckless driver collided with ?
their car, and, but for Wade seizing ,
Gladys nnd leaping with her to safety
at the risk of.his own life, lier's would
have beeu sacrificed.
All this led to a natural result-Dud
ley North had met his fate and could
not resist telling Gladys that he loved
her. He told her also that he could i
not remain near her In a false position.
Of his past he divulged nothing. He
would go away and make something ?
better of himself thun an unambitious
chauffeur. Then Gladys wept softly, .
but told him that she would follow him
to the ends of the world at his word.
North had advised Mr. Worthington
that he would give up his position on 1
a certain day. The one preceding ?
Miss Hortense ordered him to drive
to the depot for a guest. North gave
a great start as the guest in question !
arrived on the train. The latter stood ,
spellbound, staring at him from the
platform. He was an old man, stern,
overbearing In his presentment, but
something kindly stirred him at the
6lght of North-the eon whom he had
sent adrift after a senseless quarrel. ,
."So!" he said, but with a slight
catch In his voice, "mental labor, is
Itr . "./J? VU'"--"*
"ls that dishonorable?" calmly ques
tioned Dudley. "The machine ls ready
for you, slr."
"Sir?" repeated Mr. Gerald North,
a tinge of bitterness in his tone.
"Come, come, my boy, let us under
stand one another."
The breach was healed when they
reached the Worthington home. Miss
Hortense was wide-eyed when she
learned the real identity of her de
spised chauffeur, and little Gladys
blessed little Gladys^-she and Dudley
went all over a new wooing to hide
the one that had already linked tbeif
bearii in unison. . r' ^ 1
Get The-e Facts in Your Mi
R. A. C
said in his speech at Banrv
that he could not and woul
says that he can and will r
with useless offices and use
ment, and using the same
derstanding that inspired 1
the State warehouse syster
Get your name <
Notice Of Opening Books Of
Enrollment For Voters In
The Democratic Primary
Election, etc., etc.
Notice is hereby given that the
following committees for enrollment
have been appointed to enroll the
voters of Edgefield County in the
Democratic Primary for the year
1918, and said books of enrollment
will be opened at the places designa
ted for each club Tuesday, June 4th,
Bacon.-W. H. Smith, Secretary;
G. M. Smith and B. B. Bouknight at
Cleveland-C. C. Jones, Secretary;
J. W Quarles and T. Wallace Quarks
at O na ri a?-? o*~
.. ." x. o. raul at the Edge
field Mercantile Company.
West Johnston.-W. M. Sawyer,
Secretary; E. H. Smith and John
Wright, at Lott-Walker Company's
East Johnston.-A. M. Clark, Sec
retary; W. S. Mobley and S. G. Mob
[ey, Jr. at J. C. Lewis' Store.
Long Branch.-E. L. Scott, Sec.;
Luther Yonce and L. C. Clark, at
Lewis Clark's Store.
Meriwether.- J. A. Thurmond,
Sec. J. T. Reece and J. 0. Scott, at
F. A. Thurmond's Store.
Meeting Street.-J. K. Allen, Sec. ;
I. R. Blocker and J. H. Cogburn at
I. H. Cogburn's Store. ?
Moss.-P. W. Cheatham, Sec.;
T. A. Williams and W. A. Reel, at
Pleasant Lane.-J. T. McDowell,
Sec.; S. T. Williams and F. L. Tim
merman, at F. L. Timmerman's Store
Red Hill.-H. E. Quarles, Sec.; 0.
0. Timmerman and R. M. Johnson at
H. E. Quarles' Store.
Ropers.-F. F. Rainsford, Sec.; B.
T. Lanham and J. D. Boswell, at Rop
Shaw.-W. W. Wise, Sec.; I. A.
Webb and A. J. Day, at A. J. Day's
Talbert.-J. D. Hughey, Sec.; A. |
Gilchrist and E. P. Winn, at E. P.
The qualifications for membershid in
any club of the party and for voting at
a primary are as follows:
The applicant for membership, or
voter, shall be 21 years of age, or shall
become so before the secceeding gen
eral election and bs a white Democrat.
ind and Keep Them There
/ell, and again at Hampton
d not promise a reduction
educe taxes, by doing away
?ess machinery of govern
broad-gauged business un
lim to give South Carolina
)n the club roll.
He shall be a citizen of the United,
States and of this State. No person
shall belong to any club or vote in any
primary unless he has resided in the
State two years and in the County six
months prior to the succeeding general
election and in the club district 60 days
prior to the first primary following his
offer to enroll; PROVIDED, that pub
lic school teachers and ministers of the
gospel in charge of regular organized
church shall be exempl from the pro
visions of this section as to residence,
or otherwise qualified. Under the rules
a new enrollment is required.
B. E. NICHOLSON, .
May 27, 1918.
iiMj?t, ARE THEREFORE, to
cite any and all kindred., creditors,
or parties interested, to show cause
before me at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on the
22 day of July 1918 at ll o'clock
ja. m., why said order of discharge
I should not be granted.
W. T. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
June 15th 1918.
The canning season is on. We have
a large stock of packers 2 and 3
pound cans. Let us supply your needs.
Trenton Fertilizer Co.,
Notice of Final Discharge.
ITO ALL WHOM THESE PRES
ENTS MAY CONCERN:
Whereas, Mrs. Lena Jackson has
made application unto this court for
Final Discharge as Administrator in
re the Estate of L. E. Jackson de
ceased, on this the 12 day of June,
THESE ARE THEREFORE, to
cite any and all kindred, creditors,
or parties interested, to show cause
before me at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on the
15 day of July 1918 at ll o'clock
I A. M., why said order of Discharge
?should not be granted.
W. S. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
12th June, 1918.
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ie largest and best equipped monu
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F. A. JOHNSON, Local Agent
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ness to pursue a certain course for the dura
tion of the war.
Keep quality up and prices reasonable,
-a strictly non-profiteering policy.
It is the only patriotic policy.
It is the policy this company has always
adopted and the one we will continue to
We stand ready to undergo any sacrifice
in order to cooperate with the Government.
We believe it is best for ourselves.
We know it is best for our country.
We appeal to all concerns-big and small
to adopt the same policy.
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the support of the Government,
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