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"The Girl I Left Behind Me.'
Darling, when I am far away
From you somewhere in France,
I ask you to always think of me
And pray that I have a chance.
To leave you, dear, was hard
The hardest thing of all
But l am no slacker
When I hear my county's call.
To be at home with you, little girl,
i Is happiness, that is true,
But I cannot see the enemy
Down the red, white and blue.
I used to be with you often,
Those beautiful happy days,
But it makes me blue to think
That we are so far away.
Some great day in the future
This great conflict will end,
And the soldies boy who loves you
Will come back to you again.
It is the duty of every girl
Who is left behind
To alwavs remember the boy she
Who is on the firing line.
He did not want to leave you,
For he is gone to risk his life;
He is a true American
And ?pholds the Stars and
The girls here are most beautiful
'Most everywhere you roam,
But are nothing to compare
With the ones at home.
When the boys go marching by
In step to some national hymn
It thrills my heart to know
That I am one of them.
I told you when I kissed
Those lips of yours so sweet
That I was going to leave you,
And again we may never , meet.
Don't give me up, my darling;
If you love me you will wait.
If we don't meet on earth again
We will meet at the golden gate.
Some girls are not patient,
Who will not wait so long
Will go and love a slacker
When their soldier boy has gone.
When he goes to fight the battle
For his country .-ind for you
His thoughts are always resting
On i;he one he thinks is true.
When he returns in years to come
And finds you false
His whole iife will be ruined
And his happiness lost.
Don't bear this strain, little girl;
Make your love be true;
Greet the boy in khaki
When he comes marching back
Throw your arms about him,
Let him kiss your sweet little
Then he wiil joyfully tell you
All about his wonderful trip.
Do not respect a slacker; ?
They deserve not even a chance.
The boys whom you should honor
Are the boys who go to France.
I will close this letter, hoping
You will be mine some day,
As I bid you good-bye for this hour
And good-bye for the day.
If it is good-bye for a month
He loves you true as ever;
Good-bye for a year,
And perhaps good-bye forever.
Notice of Special Meeting of
Complying with instructions of the
Board of Directors of The Farmers
and Merchants Bank of Johnston,
Notice is hereby given that a Special
Meeting of the Shareholders of the
said bank will be held in the building
occupied by the bank on Tuesday,
February 25th, 1919, at ten o'clock
a. m. The object of the meeting will
be to consider and pass upon the
recommendation of the board of di
rectors to increase the Capital Stock
of the said, The Farmers and Mer
chants Bank of Johnston, from Fifty
thousand dollars to One hundred
Shareholders are requested to be
present in person, or represented by
S. J. Watson, President,
W. C. Derrick, Cashier.
ders for lubricating oils, greases and
paints. Salary or Commission. Ad
THE HARVEY OIL CO.,
You can change your bicycle into
a two-cylinder motor-driven machine
by adding the Johnson Motor Wheel.
Come in and see them.
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WANTED: Tenants for several
good farms. Apply to
Mrs.M. J. Norris.
Snakes and Wild Honey.
A friend of mine told me of a n
be knew who lived at the foot of i
Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1
Heel State, who had killed, in
time, a great many snakes-"a w?
on body full of them," was the v*
my friend put it. He was great
snakes, this hardy mountaine
"But," continued my friend, who v
something of a philosopher, "I ne\
did hear of him finding a bee trei
lin the woods where this man fou
his snakes, there were lots of li
trees and wild honey galore. But tl
man was looking for snakes, not f
honey. He found what he was looki
for. We all do mostly. We would n
see near so much trouble if we d
not look for it. Now, you may s
that the man who found and kill
those snakes, was more of a pub!
benefactor than he would have bei
prospecting for the hidden treasu
of truant bees. The point is, howevi
he found what he was looking for ai
he was satisfied. . *
At the roots of a tree where the
sweet little carpenters had bui
their house the snake-hunter killed
rattle-snake pilot, but he never heai
the hum of the bees, nor caught tl
scent of the honey. To find bees ar
honey, you must look up; to see tl
snakes and chilly things, you mu
look down. "I will look unto the hills
said one who was wise and stroni
Wisdom and strength, beauty an
health, are the blessings of those wi
The good, the beautiful and tru
are all around us, and he who hs
eyes to see can see them. There ar
also the evil, the false and the d(
formed about us, and if we will, w
can see these all the time.
Some people are always lookin
for the bad in others: "The countr
is going to the bad ; the churches ar
all dead; every man has his price; a
the good times are in the past, an
all the good people (except then
selves), are in their graves.
Once I visited a man who talke
like this. He was a Christian, he saic
He was thinking of coming out of th
church because "the churches wer
all dead." He read his Bible; he talk
ed a great deal about religion, he prc
fessed to be dwelling in a spiritua
atmosphere far above the ordin?r;
Christian, but this good man wa
most keenly sensitive to the fault
and failings of his fellow man. Th
church of which he was a membei
had a large membership, but he sail
there was not a score of spiritua
people in it. I was glad I had becom
a Christian before I met this snake
hunter, for there was nothing in hi
character to remind one of the "meei
and lowly One," or to make one de
sire the religion that he professed ti
Holiness that makes one critical
censorious, fault-finding and impr.
tient with those who do not agrei
with them is not that holiness whicl
"no man shall see the Lord." That i
the kino the Pharisee had, wh<
thanked the Lord he was not as othe:
We should fight evil and contenc
for the right.( There are enongh peo
pie already to talk things down! Wi
should talk things up! Tell all th(
good things about your church, you]
preacher, your Sunday School, youl
friends and neighbors.
The devil will attend to the othe]
side. He is a great advertiser also
but he has too much sense to adver
tise the good side of things. Thal
would be bad policy, from the devil's
standpoint. When we talk about thc
churches be ng dead, and ennnot be
pleased with the preachers, we be
come press-agents for "old Harry,'
which pleases him well.
Life is too short to be looking foi
snakes, and poisonous scorpions and
chilly things. We must look up foi
the honey and the beauties of nature,
and up to nature's God, and exclaim
with the poet:
"'Tis pleasant to wanJ.er away ny
I And muse on God's infinite grace.
And see in each object of nature,
In preparing for us this beautiful
J. Russell Wright.
WANTED:. Tenants for several
good farms. Apply to
Mrs. M. J. Norris.
Lubricating oil, grease, specialties,
paint. Part or whole time. Commis
sion basis. Men with car or rig pre
RIVERSIDE REFINING CO.,
FOR SALE: Four hogs ready for
slaughter, each weighing about 275
pounds. Apply to
J. C. Allen.
Meeting Street, S. C.
For Sale: A six-room house, large
lot, servant's house, good well, large
garden, etc. Apply to 0. Sheppard.
As we produce such large quantitiei
of cheese in this country and as jus1
._ now we are askec
BH^gM^^WWBji to use cheese, par
^^^Sv^^j^^H tlcularly cottage
cheese, a few ways
IpP^; ^ Prepa?-inS C^ee<3?
?fc^ ^^TT^? dried cheese- erat?
" 1 them, not wasting
a bit ; this may be used as a flavor foi
milk toast, and a cream of cheese
soup, in escalloped dishes, as sandwich
fillings and in numerous ways which
will occur to any thinking cook.
Cottage cheese with chopped cher
ries makes a most delicious sandwich
filling-at least the college girls never
find half enough to go round.
An omelet sprinkled with a generous
spoonful or two of grated cheese will
make a much more nourishing dish.
Put the cheese on just as it is folded.
Cheese canapes may be served as
first course at dinner or luncheon.
Spread the well-seasoned cottage or
cream cheese on well-buttered bread,
cut In rounds or shaped in any form
desired, finish with a border of finely
chopped olives and a piece of pimento
cut in fancy shape for tho center.
Cottage cheese with boiled dressing
served on lettuce is a most delicious
Cheese Sandwiches, -- Mix grated
cheese with cream, season wi tl?
chopped chives, a dash of paprika and
salt to taste; spread on bread cut in
rounds, put together in sandwich fash
Ion, Ilion brown in a bit of sweet fat
until brown on both sides. Serve hot
with a plain lettuce salad.
Cheese Croquettes.-Molt *hree ta
blespoonfuls of sweet fat, add a fourth
of a cupful of corn flour or barley
flour, mix well and when well blended
add two-thirds of a cupful of milk;
cool slowly, add two well-beaieu egg
yolks and half a cupful of good
flavored cheese grated. As soon as
tho cheese is melted take from the fire,
season with salt and pepper and
spread out to cool. Make into balls,
dip in egg white and crumbs and fry
Cream cheese with chopped Marls
ciilno cherries or with canned or can
died cherries is a good combination.
I will be in the office of Mr. B. E.
Nicholson on Wednesday (.of each
week td attend to any matters in
which he was engaged.
W. H. Nicholson.
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