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Reason Why That Department of the
Service Wouid Be Most Appropri
ate for the Town Drunk.
Thc (own was md exceptional. It
had a weekly newspaper which had an
editor who mn it seemingly on natural
gas. and it had ? town teller ot* fish
stories, and it had a town pump. But
this town wouldn't lie complete with
out a town drunkard, and'; th's town,
somewhere in America, of course had
him. The drunkard, as is usually the
case, was the subject for much earn
est ena versa tiou among the children,
and lioinc-lovihg elders would hold
him \;y tts a horrible example to their
worldly ignorant heirs. This drunk
ard was not unusual, either. Ile had
his sprees, and his alternating moods
when he would "hit the sawdust trail."
Th- war rame on. ?md it shared with
the drunkard as a topic ot* equal Im
portance for the town. 'Many of the
boys unlisted. Some of them went
into . Infantry; others luto other
branches of thc service.
(.'?iv evening tho banker's little son
came In earlier than usual from his
?nevltable baseball game.
The old drunk's enlisted 1" he an
nounced breathlessly to the family,
who always did manage to pet start
ed onritii: before the young son did.
"What?" demanded bis father. "I
saw him drunk tills morning.**
"Yes. I know." replied the son.
"Everybody saw him drunk. But* Tom
McDonald, the big kid that goes to
high school, and is a sophomore, an'
umpires our games, an' thinks he
knows everything about everybody,
well, he said he did. 'Ole Drunk's
gone again,' I sai'!. 'Yep.' answered
Tom. 'I heard he'd joined the tanks.'
"Now. what do you think of that?"
"He'd better Join the navy," mut
tered the banker, as he slowly but
tered his war-bread.
AFRICAN DEMAND FOR LACES
Trade of That Section Sure to Be Well
Worth Cultivating, According to a
No laces, embroideries or dross trim
mings of any kind are produced in
West Africa. Of machine-made goods,
principally cotton, large quantities are
Imported, being supplied chiefly by
England, France and Switzerland. The
native women use them in embroidered
under and top skins, chemises, chemi
settes and kimonos.
This is true as rejrards the nut ive
women in all West Africa, even in The
far interior. They laney the top chemi
sette, or short chemise, worn as a ki
mono. For the most part thf goods
are embroidered, bur many have bemm
to wear purnients with inser? ions and
laces. Light figured and dowered
voiles and dimities are well liked in
Sen eira 1.
Many of the women are seen wear
ing some of the best qualities of these
.goods especially the voiles, though, of
course, the cheaper .-.Tades of tho dimi
ties lind a larger sale While no sta
tistics of Importers ure available, the
trade undoubtedly is of sufficient Im
portance to cultivate. All the large im
porters are more or less interested In
these articles, as in comm poods gen
erally, and would appreciate samples
with price lists.-Consular lteport.
New and Powerful Explosive.
For many years mercury fulminate
has held its place as a detonating
substance superior to all others. Of
recent years, however, its place has
been threatened by c.; her compounds
which bid fal? to replace ir. Une of
thc most promising of these is lead
azide. a salt of hydronitric acid. This
acid forms a great number nf salts,
as mercury azi de, silver azide and so
dium azide. Large crystals of lead
azide and mercury azide have been
found tn be very sensitive to mechani
cal shock, says the Scientific Ameri
can, thc sensitiveness increasing with
the size nf the crystals. Even the
breaking of a single large crystal Is
said fro bring about explosion. Crys
tals as large as :\ mm. in length, when
dry. often explode wheu brushed with
Contrivance Defies Germs.
> Baltimore woman, Miss Cornelia
F .vc. has devised u simple scheme rn
prevent the possibility of contamina
tion when making use of a common
drinking glass. It consists of a square
of rallier stiff waxed paper, folded
through the center, and when desiring
a thirst quencher of any kimi the paper
is placed over the cdpe of the glass
and ?he lips then can not come in con
tact with the glass and therefore there
ls no exchange of perms. A supply nf
these ?Hipers can be carried conveni
ently in the purse or pocket, or they
may be made more substantially nf cel
luloid or some other equally suitable
material and one of the lip protectors
made io du a prolonged term of duty.
"Has the war made any change In
"I should say so!"
"In what respect?"
"Spongeletgh says that In view of
the fact that his friends are buyinp
Liberty bonds and contribu? inj; tu war
philanthropies, he considers it his pa
triotic duty not to borrow more than
$T> at a time from tiny of them.**
Cause for Thanks.
'I met a "teal optimist the other
day," said .he war hospital surgeon,
"a fellow tu whom I certainly doff my
hat. He hud lust a leg and when
they picked him up the first thinp he
said was: "Thank (Ind lt was the leg
With the rheumatism!'"
j "Tr's funny," said the hall clock.
"Tick-tock, tick-tock," said the liv
ing-room <.!<?(.!<. not for off, "will you
tell me what is funny? lt's a most
peculiar tiling for a clock t<? say 'It's
funny' Cor no reason at all."
; "Bul I have a reason," said the
i hall clock.
j "That's all riu'hr. then," said tho liv
I ing-room deck.
"You apologize, d<> you?" asked the
I hall clock.
"Well, no. not exactly," said the liv
"What do yi>u do, then?" Inquired
the hall ddek.
"I tick and I tock and T keep tho
time ha, ha," said the living-room
clock. "I'm cracking a little joke my
"Why won't you apologize?" asked
thc hall clock.
"For the simple reason that I don't
feel I should. I said 1 thought it was
silly and peculiar for a cluck to say
'It's funny,' without any reason, l"it
as long as von have a reason 1 don't
j think ?t's peculiar nt all. So tell me
? your reason for saying 'It's funny,'"
ended the livisg-roora chick.
"Ot" course, situated as I am In this
fine position In tho hall." said tho
hall dock, "I hear n great deal that
is goini; on. I soo tho people com
. lng in."
"You also soo thom going out," said
the Hviiig-rooin clock,
j "Bright clock, bright clock, tick-tock,
tick-tock." said the hall clock. "Well,
shall 1 continuo my story?"
' "By :il! lnouns. I won't interrupt
again," said the living-room clock.
"I hear tho people talk, grown-ups
Oh, Dear, I Wish I Weren't So Fat."
and children. How some of thom
can tnlk! My! But they talk and
they talk and they talk."
"Will, lot thom." said the living-room
clock. "Don't we tick and tock,
tick and tuck, tick and tock?"
"That's n wise speech," said the
hnll dook, "and I'll forgive you this
time for interrupting."
"I didn't think about it," said the liv
Ing-room dock. "I forgot I was in
terrupt ?ni: again.
"1 cannot say that ? ohjoot to the
p opie talking so much," continued the j
hall clock. "Of course If I did object j
to ii I don't suppose I could do any- !
thing about ir. I might stop and ger '
mn down, but that wouldn't do any
"It's always so foolish to run down
and get our of order. Tr. takes such a j
long time to tret fixed again."
"One would think," said tho livinz
room dock, "that you were a doctor
or a trained nurse or something like 1
that, instead of lodrig n hall clock." j
"Why?" asked tho hall dook.
"Well, all that chatter about getting
run down and nut ?r ol der." said the ?
living-room dook, "sounded to me like
a doctor or a mined nurse or a per
son giving advice."
"That's all because you hoar tho;
people talking about their illnesses in
tho living room." said the hall dook.
"I spoke in the correct way for a clock
to speak. But I must tell you what
strikes me as being funny."
"Oh, yes." said tho living-room
clock, "you must tell nie. We don't
want to end off talking about some
thing different from what we started
"Well, ir wouldn't have mattered sn
much if wo had finished it righi away
and then gone on to talk of something
else. We have finished the first thing
we were talking about." said tho hall
"It strikes me ns being very funny
when I hear tho people talk about
their figures. Tt sooms that each per
son lins one figure, and a figure means
a person's shape. A little girl will
come in ?nd say: 'Oh. dear, I wish T
weren't so fat. T'd like to be thinner.'
"Ami a grown-up lady will say: 'T
wisli I could put on moro weight. My
figure Is not what It should be.'
"It strikes mo as being very funny,"
said tho hall dock, "because each per
son only has ono figure whereas we
have figures all over our faces. I have
figures in twelve places and they are
all right and just as they should ho.
"Yes. lt does scorn funny to hear
people talk about their ono figure;
when a dook has so many figures and
never has to worry about any of them
at all ! It makes me feel very proud
"Sammie." said the visitor, "do yon
know why people use Un- expression,
.blue Monoay T "
"Surs," said Sammie, "that was the
day I spilled the bluing on ma's lao?
curtains when the lady came to wash."
Well Known Civic Leader Shows How
a Vegetable Garden Will Cut Thc
Famiiy Store Bill In Half
A.-lan?a, Ga.- (Special.)-"Few peo
pie realize the actual aioney-saving
power of the home vegetable gardon
and what it can bo made to conuib
Ute in tho way of food for the fa ra
ils- table," says President H. G. lias
tings, of the Georgia State Chamber
of Commerce, and tho Southeastern
Fair, in discussing the matter ol' food
supply for tho South in 1019.
"Unelo Sam, through tito United
States Department of Agriculture."
said Mr. Hastings, "estimaied the
value of the vegetables produced last
year in home-'gardens of tho United
States at three hundred and fifty mil
lion of dollars. This means that much
actually saved by the garden make":;
from their store bilk--.
"Win never there is lack ol' food or
money io buy food, no matter- wheth
er it he due to world-wide food scarc
ity, boll weevil damage or otb ev cause,
the firsC word 'Uncle Sam* passes out
to tho sufferer is to make a good big
hon?- garden. Why? Because the
right kind of a '-onto garden is the
quickest, cheapest and best, source of
futid supply there rs.
"Tlio great i rouble hero in tho Soul ii
is thai our people don't take the homo
garden seriously enough, or give it
the attention that its importance as a
food producer and money-saver justi
firs. lt is mostly made with a 'lick
and a promise* and '.he cultivation and
replanting it gets during the growing
season is mostly or the unfulfilled
"With the present and certain-to-be
continued high food price.; on the one
hand, and the very groat uncertainty
as lo tho price that cotton' or other
cash crops will sell for next, fall, it is
a time above ?ill others to play safe.
"This is no time to gamble on cot
ton. N'one of us can teil within 15
cents a pound what il will sell for
next fall. Tho farmer who makes few
or no store deb.s for food, producing
his own and family needs on borne
acres, is safe regardless of cotton
prices, and he is tho only one who
"The right kind of a home garden
maintained ail through, the season and
given a square deal in the way of cul
tivation, is the greatest store-bill-cut
ter on record. A quarter lo half an
aero garden for the average family
will cut. the siore bill in half."
Wi ll to suffer is divine:
Pasa Hie coiintcrslsro. "Endure.
Not tu him who racily dares,
Put to Min who nobly bears,
ls thc victor's garland sure.
LET US REMEMBER.
A woman's hands should have an
much care as her face, for they are
fully as much in evi
dence. Du not uso a
stove-lid lifter or a stick
of wood for a hummer;
have a too! box in the
kitchen where such things
may be quickly found.
Bruised nails and gouged
fingers are painful and
oft cn slay with us for mouths.
There is no economy in using old
or worn-out utensils; learn lo keep
up-to-date equipment in th" kitchen.
A workman is known by Iiis tools.
Fse Rina H wooden spoons for stir
ring and avoid burns, as they never
got hoi in the dish over the heat.
Have a soap sha er. in which
gather all pieces of unscented snap
I-? usc in the dishpan; this will be a
saving of both soap and the hands.
Save steps by using a tray or a wire
dish ilrnlnor in removing dishes from
the fliii?r .ide. Gue trip saved is
v. irlli mental effort and many
time il mps may be divided by ten.
When standing for any purpose,
such as Ironing, if a stool is not con
venient to use. fold a heavy rug to
stand upon. Tito spring unfier the foot
will make a great difference, tufting
tho pressure off the tired fijfet.
Good sharp knives, n re?lab?e can
opener and a good knife sharpener
will save the temper which is often
ruffled by poor tools.
A bottle of kerosene should bo kept
near tho sink, which may be rubbed
after each washing with a cloth damp
ened in the coal oil; Ibis will take off
soil and clean the sink much quicker
than any powder or soap will do.
A mil of soft absorbent paper is
Invaluable in the kitchen. It may bo
used to wipe up spots on table or
floor, or tn remove waste from
dishes, thus saving in the dishwash
When food burns on, in a dish, do
not scrape it. but put a teaspoon of
soda ami enough cold water to cover
the bottom and let it simmer for an
hour or two: then if there an; any
obstinate spots, mb with a piece of
pumice stone, which will not leave
had sera''.'hes to roughen tho surface.
Ssark?eru's ?irnSca S<nE ve
fine Sesi Ssivs En Thc Worid.
a ?o iii o..r
pends pro . ri i>rp*..c,
Even nt 1 - e?? b a : lices no ono
can ' ? " ".'
food and r* ' ' tpr? 7 ?rea
j L'!.T.V: . ' 2 \ . ... ? :?. 'l.L oJ'.Lcn
li.".; a ti--o :\ odors to play
i ? . ' ? .
grain K '. .' : : ' . efl ycr.rov.
"T ?oo? v: co i . ; -onnd.
rightly r-or.L-.1., :l " '.' t-~d;id a ul
kept *'" '.. '. i' ?-..:. can ho
v . IQ i . . v ur liv
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I?a: :: " ' 1 ? 1 " ' '. ?ck tells ail
ahout the ;!; ' i V. .d cZ a r.' sav
ing surdon and tho v ;e'ablas lo put
in it. it i ills : Stfcjt inc - -v i < roi < ns
well and shown you the clear road io
real and '-' . '""'.* ?ai*ni ! royp< ri ty. It'3
HAS. '...CZ CO., Atlanta, Ga.-Advt
ySrm your bowels, where t?icy :",
ijMj rrc absorbed inuxyour [ :J
J. r system. Indigesiion,con- h'.^
i ,;i r::.'on, headache, b?d rr.. \
KL&B Hood, and numerous !'"
gj ether troubles are bound *"% .A
! SJ to follow. Keep your
I . ; Syriern clean. ?.s thous
jsf?gp' :."'!s of others do, by
t>:---vj tahiti ?'in occasional dose
/ , cf the old, reliable, veg
Wrm ciablc, family liver mecU
! ? Thedford'3
Rik Mrs. W. F. Pickle, o? J
fci"7.-a Rising Fawn, Ga., writes: Eft
IS3M? "We hr.ve used Yiied- m
r-v-C ford's Black-Draught as i
MMI a ?amily medicine'. My C*
i- '-:-| mother-in-law could not g|v
IILI lake calo-ncl as it seemed f
nffigfl too strong for her, so she Eg
WTxk used Black-Draught as a ?.?
fer mild laxative and liver
?-'VI regulator... We use it feJ
in the family and believe ra
Si ?: it is the besf medicine for feJ
%W the liver made." Try it. ^
wB&A Insist on the genuine- k?
rigs Thedford'S. 25c a pack- Bp
? ase. _ E-75
Buv War Savins:
you can't see.
Then see me.
Geo. F. Minis.
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 gentlemen. All ?vork
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prun.pt delivery.
For Sale Ginning
One 15-horse power gas engine
One 60-saw Lammas gin.
One power cotton press.
Two mulei, one 1200 pounds and
ono HOD pounds.
ir. Q. BUNorr.
North Augusta, S. C.
?iSg-.s nm LIFE pms
The Pills That 2o Cure.
Con?richt l'>09. br C. C Zimvcrmar C0.--N0 51
?HER? 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 thai it will grow,
! and that i? is safe.
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, President: B. E.* Nicholson, vice-President
E. ... Minis, Cashier; J. II. Allen. Assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Tho*. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. Ej
Nicholson. A.S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. .Mima. J. H. Allen
BARRETT & COMPANY
- - Georgia Jg
ARRINGTON BROS... & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming- and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
I Distributors of .Marathon Tires and Tubes. None better, but our price
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See our representative, C. K. May.
F. K. GIBSON, Pres.
0. C. LEE, Sec. and Treas.
and Nineteen ?
is destined to be a year of great business
activity. Concession from present values not
anticipated. We would suggest to those
contemplating construction work to complete
their plans at the earliest date possible.
We solicit your patronage and
shall be glad to serve you
Woodard Lumber Co.
Corner Robert and Dugas Streets