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IN THE ROUGH
By JACK LAWTON.
.Copyright, 191S. Western Newspaper Lawn.)
Q'he great stone house back from
the beach had long been kuown as a
select Lakeside boarding place. Its
mistress, daughter of the man who
had in fortunate circumstances built
the imposing residence for bis summer
home, was to be relied upon as bring
ing together only congenial people.
Many fashionable as well as staidly
respectable city folk felt free to send
their daughters unattended to Mrs.
Van Rensaler's for the summer.
Very exacting were Mrs. Van Rensa
ler's summer people in their unspoken
mles of social convention ; and one
evening when the women in their ex
quisite organdies, and the men in the
proper attire of the hour, were gath
ered upon the veranda, the stranger
who scorned both rule and convention
In the full light of the setting sun.
his coarseness of face and feature
were plainly visible. "Repulsive crea
ture," was what Dolly Flanders called
him. and she was not far from right.
Without waiting to change in's
Stained tweed suit, the stranger seated !
himself in apparent brazen confidence
opposite Dolly Flanders and her moth
er. That acknowledged social leafier
observing in disgusted silence the
man's detached absorption to his meal. |
arose and went forth presently to inter- j
view Mrs. Van Rensaler ?t the office, i
With her usual dignity and with
more than her usual reserve, the mis- .
tress of Stone House, refused to dis
cuss her new guest. Moreover, indig
nant protest had no effect.
"Mr. Carson would be there for the
rest of the season." she announced,
"he had come with her full permis- ;
When lat'T, the stranger settled :
himself In ?n isolated corner of the
veranda to smoke his pipe, general in- ;
It lind to be admitted that the mnn
knew his place. Though he continued
to pass coolly among them clad in
stained loose-collared woolens, nei- I
ther by word or look did he seek corn- j
panionship or favor.
Once when Dolly Flanders' saddle 1
horse roared and became unmanage- j
able at the mount, the scarred stran- 1
ger went quietly to her assistance, but i
at her grudging "Thank you," he faded
to raise his hat.
"Might be a burglar, judging by ap
pearances," she said to her escort.
Each morning the stranger left the ?
hotel to go to work; returning at noon
from the direction of the factories
across the bridge, dirtier, more stained
Mrs. Flanders was disgusted anew
at the condition of the man's hinds.
Mrs. Van Rensaler had been unaccom- :
raodating in not placing a separate
table. Then one evening when the
favored few were indulging in a corn
roast on the beach, Mrs. Van Rensaler
added to the chagrin by a new an
"Mrs. Carson is coming to join her '
husband tomorrow," she said, and smil
ing serenely passed out from the pres
ence of her guests before they could
voice their outraged f^elinirs.
"Was not the man impossible
enough," they complained, "without
forcing among them the sort of crea
ture his wife was sure to be? What
had happened to Mrs. Van Rensaler?"
And in the sunshine of the morn
ing came the beautiful young woman
of channing personality.
"Who is she?"^he women whispered
Ajrain Mrs. Van Rensnler smiled.
**That." she replied, "is Mr. Carson's
"It could not be possible," the guests !
said among themselves, but down the j
path at noon the beautiful one went 1
to meet the red faced man, coming
back with him. smiling happily into his
lined face. At table sie? sat. dressed
irreproachably and in most becoming
fashion : before the meal was ended,
Mrs. Flanders found herself convers
ing not only with the newcomer, but
with her heretofore silent husband as
"The woman is-charming," she con- j
And it was only when she had won ;
her way into all hearts, that the ob- j
jectionable stranger's wife sat one j
evening among a bevy of girls. Her !
lovely eyes gazed tenderly down the ,
"way ber husband was wont to come. '
They had been speaking jestingly arid i
seriously of love and its ways.
Little Mrs. Carson smiled. "Love is !
-strange." she said. "When I first j
saw my husband, he lay ill in a hos
pital bed, his face hideously burned 1
by some chemical. ? had left my own
home with an exalted purpose to be !
a nurse and thus aid suffering human
ity Pleasing suitors had come and
gone in my father's home; there in
the hospital looking down into a pa
tient's scarred and swollen face,'I lost
iny heart completely; and I have never j
regretted the losing. His own heart is
as fine as his face i* rough, his mind, ;
a continual unfolding joy. My bus- ?
hand's accident was the result of hero
ism, the testing of a dangerous chemi
cal which others faired to try.
Having given years of study to the
subject, he offered his own services
for the test. That same knowledge Is
now at the disposal of Iiis government.
This commission is on" 'of Mr. Car
son's greatest, it absorbs him to the
exclusion of his own shuned clothing.
The chemicals just ruin bis clothes!
But," the experimenter's wife laughed
as s>? ninrtcd down the path to meet
him-"Oh, my diamond Is in the
rough," she said.
HOW TO SELECT BEST LAYERS
Methods Outlined to Determine Which
Fowls Are Fit to Keep for
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
As a hon stops laying there is a
tendency for her to take on fat. This
is noticeable in!examining the pelvic
bones, the two bones which can be
felt as points on either side of the
vent. When the hen is laying these
bones are comparatively thin and flex
ible. When she is not laying they feel
thicker and less flexible, due to the
fat which lins accumulated there. The
?prend or distance apart of these pel
vic bones is also a valuable indication
of whether or not the hen is laying.
When laying they are wider apart
than when not laying. This spread
can bo roughly measured for practical
purposes by determining how many
lingers can be laid between the bones.
If the spread, measures two fingers
or less, the probabilities are that the
hen is not laying, while if the spread
Well-Selected Flock of Young Hens of
Uniform Size, the Kind to Keep for
ls greater she is probably laying. In
measuring the spread the size of the
liens of ditTeront breeds with the cor
responding difference in the spread
must be kept in mind.
The distance from the rear end of
the keel bone to the pelvic bones in
creases with a consequent increase In
Size of the abdomen. A spread of three
or more finders in the smaller breeds,
as the Leghorn, and four or five lin
gers in thc larger breeds, such as the
Plymouth Kock, indicates that the hen
is in laying condition. A spread of
less than two finsor.s in the smaller
broods and less then three finders in
tho larger breeds indicates that she ls
not in laying condition.
TURKEY IS ACTIVE FORAGER
Fowl Must Have Plenty of Range and
Chance to Feed on Roughage
Picks Up Own Food.
Turkeys aro active foragers and
must have a chance to roam and feed
on roughage at will. In :o doing they
will pick up a greater part of their
food, which is far better for them than
that which is given them, and is ot
DEMAND FOR YOUNG GUINEAS
Big Call for Birds Weighing From One
to Two Pounds in Late Sum
mer and Fall.
The biggest demand for the guinea
fowl ls in late summer and fall. At
this time there is a big call iu the
city markets for young birds weighing
from one to two pounds each. Tho
usual method ls to place them on tho
ANiMAL FEED FOR CHICKENS
Bone Meal, Beef Scrap and Tankage
Furnish Good Material-Skim
Milk ls Excellent.
We can supply the hens with animal
feed by feeding bone meal, beef scrap
and tankage. Skim milk is also excel
lent for laying hens. In cold weather
the milk must only be put out In small
quantities or it will freeze before they
have time to consume it.
GREEN STUFF FOR CHICKENS
Sprouted Oats Are Excellent-Hens
Also Relish Cabbage, Turnips,
Beets, Mangels, Etc.
The hens should bo furnished some
form of green stuff when they are kept
up. Sprouted oat-; an? probably the
best, but cabbage, turnips, beets, man
gels, etc., will bo readily devoured by
the hens and will answer the purpose
for green feed.
ROAD-BUILDING ROCK TESTED
Value of Material Gathered in Many
States Given by Department
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Results of physical tests in 1916 and
1017 of road-building rocks are given
in Bulletin G70, recently issued by the
United States department of agricul
ture. This bulletin supersedes the de
partment's Bulletin 537 and supple
ments Bulletin 370, which gave the re
sults of the more common physical
tests of approximately 3,050 road
building rocks examined prior to Janu
Repairing Road-Cheapest and Best
Way ls to Attend to Holes and Ruta
While They Are Small.
ary 1, 101 G. The rock tested came
from most of the states. In a number
of cases, in addition to other tests, the
crushing strength of the rock also is
given. The bulletin also contains a
complete record' of all the crushing
strength tests made by the office prior
to January 1, 101G.
The average crushing strength ol
graidtes and gneisses lies between 20,
000 and 21,000 pounds per square inch,
according to data in the bulletin, and
the average crushing strength of lime
stones and dolomites Is between 18,000
I and 10.000 pounds per square inch.
Granites, gneisses, schists, sand
stones and quartzes should not in gen
oral be used in the wearing course ol
water-bound macadam roads, it is
stated, and shales and slate should
never be used In this manner. Cement
j lng value tests, therefore, have beer
I discontinued on these materials.
j MOTORCAR IMPROVES ROADS
! Farmer in Secluded Rural District
Keeps Highway in Good Condi
tion Without Effort.
A friend who spent the entire sum
mer and some of the fall in a secluded
j rural district was telling us the other
i day about how the farmers kept their
I roads in good shape In the section In
I which he was sojourning, says a writer
j In Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"There aren't any state roads in that
part of the country,** he says, "and no
brick or macadam. But the farmers
keep the gravel and dirt roads in ex
cellent shape. Whenever my landlord
I took a trip to lawn, or anywhere, he
used to hitch a road drag to his motor
car. Then the ear would pull the drag
along the mile or two that ho was in
terested in keeping up. Ho would
unhitch the drag and leave It by the
wayside. On the way home he would
pick up the drag where he left lt and
drag the other side of the road going
back. And he'd make a round like
that nlnv ; every time he took the
CULVERT GUARDS ARE URGED
Particularly Serviceable at Night in
Because unguarded culverts on coun
try highways are frequently the cause
of serious automobile accidents, par
ticularly at nicht, special pains is now
being taken in many parts of the coun
try to place railings at the ends ol
such structures, together with suitable
guards either side of the approaches
An excellent example of such an Im
provement is founu In the substantial
concrete puards on a highway in Michi
gan. The short lengths of fence are ol
wood and are painted white to match 1
the concrete and to add to their con- !
Bpicnousncss, particularly at night.
Value of Good Roads.
The value of good roads is now ree
ognized everywhere, but few know
how easily and how cheaply they maj
Need Country Roads.
People in towns riced country road?
ns well ns paved streets, for their liv
ing comes originally from the land.
Thanks to Motorcar.
Thanks to the pushful, pervasive
motorcar, American road building hal
"got a move on" ut lust.
The Best Cough Medicine.
When a druggist finds that his cus
;omers all speak well of a certain
Dreparation, he forms a good opinion
)f it and when in need of such a med
cine is almost certain to use it him
self and in his family. This is why so
nany druggists use and recommend
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. J. B.
iones, a well known druggist of Cub
run, Ky., says: "I have used Cham
jerlain's Cough Remedy in my family
cor the past seven years, and have
Found it to be the best cough medi
ane I have ever known."
Bflalff Y?w Living
v.*o arc all at a danger point. On
the uso of good common sense in our
1919 farm and garden operations, de
pends prosperity cr our "going broke."
Even at present high prices no one
can plant all or nearly all cotton, buy
food and grain at present prices from
supply merchant on credit, ar.d make
money. Food and grain are higher in
proportion than are present colton
It's a time above nil others to play
safe; to produce a"I possible food,
grain and forago sup] lies on your ow
acres; to cat down thc store biiL
A goori piteo cf garden ground,
rightly planted, rightly tended and
kept planted tho year round, can be
made to f rnish nearly half your liv
ing. It will save voa moro money
than you made on tho best tv.\-> or
three acres t~i. cotton you ever grew!
Hastings' If*:9 Seed Boc:; tci's all
about tho right fcir.d of a money sav
ing garden and li:3 vegetables to put
in it It tells about tho farm crops as
well and shows you the dear road to
real ard regular farm prosperity, lt's
Free. Send for it today t.) K G.
HASTINGS CO., Atlanta, 6a.-Advt
There can be no doubt
as to the merit of Cardui,
the woman's tonic, in
the treatment of many
troubles peculiar to
women. Thc thousands
of wemen who have been
helped by Cardui in the
past 40 years, is conclu
sive pro'of 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 rey
pams grew less and less,
until I was cured. I am
remarkably strong for a
woman 64 years of age.
I do all my housework."
Try Cardui, today. E-76
Have arrived the
that you have been looking
for. Write us or come to
Greenwood and see what they
will do. Will give you any
demonstration you want to
see. They will pull anyplace
a mule will.
JOHN I. CHIPLEY,
Greenwood, S. C
Notice to Creditors.
All persons indebted to the estate
af the late W. H. Crim will maka pay
ment at once to the undersigned and
all persons holding claims against the
said estate will present them proper
y attested for payment to the under
Mrs. L, J. Crim,
All persons are hereby notified
not to lill holes in public road8 o?
do any work whatsoever without
specific instructions. The boan
will not pay any more claims for |
R. N. BROADWATER,
SOME STRIKE IT RICH
BUTA SURE WAY IS
IN THE BANK
CoD?mht 1909. bi C. E. Zia^rmzD C0.--N0. 51
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.
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E."Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Minis, 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. Mime. J. H. Allen
BARRETT & COMPANY
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
I Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
Distributors of Marathon Tires and lubes. None better, but our price
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See our re prese nt nt i ve, C. E. May.
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F. E. GIBSON, Pres. ?. C. LEE, Se*, and Treas.
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