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By GEORGETTE V. JOYAL.
iCupyright, mis, by McClure Newspaper
.'I do wish we would hear from Carl,
daddy!" Mrs. Barke said one morning
Bt the breakfast table.
Ever since the children had been
email, Mus. Burke hud always address
ed her husband by' the name of "dad
dy." The family had not heard from
Carl, the oldest one, for over four
greeks, and the mystery as to his where
abouts was still unsolved.
"Cheer up. Betty !" came the cheerful
response from Mr. Barke. "Maybe
he'll surprise us by coming home him
"How true!" Mildred reclaimed.
"And won't it be just too good a
treat to see him in his uniform!" At
thils she jumped from her chair and
Started to fox trot around the roora.
"I simply cannot eat another bite!
I am goiu." upstairs to study before I
dress for church."
"What a dear little girl Mildred is,
daddy. If I should lose her I'd be at
& loss what to do now, since Clayton
Mr. Burke remained silent. He was
thinking. "Clayton is so unlike Carl,"
Mrs. Barke went on. "He likes soci
jety r.nd roaming around. Carl is re
served. I hope he comes to see us be
fore he goes 'across'-if he isn't there
"Oh, I don't think so! I wouldn't
worry if I were you, Bess ! I think Carl
will come home before night. I really
flo!" mused Mr. Barke.
'Ton dear! You're so encouraging,
dear! What! Half-paist nine ! I nev
jer realized it was as late as that ! Hur
?y np, dad ; we'll be late for church !"
It was Sunday. The sun shone bright
ly and a strong wind was blowing
Mildred came tripping downstairs.
''Aren't you folks ready yet?" seeing
no one about. "Mamma," she cried,
"I'm going along with Viola and
Diana. They're just coming out of th?
academy. All right, mamma?" A soft
"Yes, dear," came from upstairs and
Mildred left the house.
Three hours later Mr. Barke left to
?call on the president of the bank of
wbich he himself was cashier. Mildred
Was entertaining one of her few boy
tfriends whom she had known all her
young life. Soft strains of music (Mil
dred loved the piano and played it
Well) came from the parlor. In the liv
ing room Mrs. Barke sut thinking.
Two years ago at Christmas time her
son Carl had come home from college
?for the Christmas recess. How she
had enjoyed him in that short vaca
tion ! He graduated that year and im
mediately entered an officers' training
'school. Carl frequently wrote home.
His letters were very encouraging. He
loved his work and studies. He was
"honorbound," as he put It, to make
During the last month Mrs. Bark?
had received no mail whatever from
iher soldier boy. "Even if I knew
where I was going, mother," he wrote,
"I would not be allowed to tell you."
Since then not a word.
Five o'clock was striking by the big
"grandfather" clock in the reception
hall. Mildred had just dismissed her
?aller and happened to look out of the
window just after closing the door.
''Mamma ! Oh, mamma ! Here comes !
(Carl !" she cried. "No !" replied the
'mother, disturbed in her reverie. "Yes !
yes ! Truly mamma ! Here's Carl !"
lirs. Barke hurried to the parlor win
dow and, true enough, there was her
tig Carl coming np the walk.
Wlthput even pausing to throw a
wrap over the thin georgette crepe
wailst which she wore, Mrs. Burke ran
iout of the house. While ?ie wind
played havoc with her carefully ar
.ranged hair, she threw her ureas about
her boy's shoulders and kissed him
lime and again.
Realizing the cold his mother endan
gered out in the wind, he'gentlj' led her
Into the house. All this time Mildred
had been so moved by the beautiful
picture her mother and brother made
she couldn't leave the window. When
they entered the hall Mildred clung to
her brother fully a minute bei'ore she
could utter a word.
In the meantime Mrs. Bar\e tele
phoned her husband. "Dad?y," she
said, "Carl's home! Yes!-Yes!
Yes! About two minutes ago! Pad
As the mother returned, Carl, with
his amis about his young sister, was
saying, very modestly, "I received my
commission as lieutenant a week ago.
I have been in Kansas all these weekis
and ro I couldn't write to you. I spent
two days in Washington on my way
home. I tried to get a train out when
I arrived ia Boston this morning, but
lt has been canceled."
"Wasn't there a train In? If you had
hut telegraphed, Dad would heve met
you at the station !" cried his mother,
flushed with the excitement. "Mother,
dear, I wouldn't keep you in suspense
iane minute if I could help it Never
mind, I'm here for five days, anyway,'
he gently replied, kissing her.
"This is the very best treat I have
had in many years and I'm going to
'make the best of it, too! You won't
leave my side much while you are here.
Carl, will you, dear?" "Not at all
mother; not at all!"
Short, quick footsteps .sounded on the
?erneut walk. In less than two seconds
Mr. Barke was in the room. Grasping
his soldier son's hand with both his
frwn fn u firm, hard grasp, he held It,
as he admiringly (said, "My boy I My
preat-big-brave boy I"
CARE OF PROMISING PULLETS
Unprofitable to Waste Feed on Under
sized Birds-Layer ls Worthy
of Good Feed.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
It may pay to keep late-hatched pul
lets that are well grown for their age
even though they should not lay until
midwinter, but an early-hatched pul
let that ls undersized at this season
Will never make a good hen. To get
all that is possible out of all the prom
ising pullets good care and good feed
ing should be the rule at all stages.
It is impossible to grow pullets care
lessly and on*.short rations until they
reach the age when they should be
full grown and mature, and then brlug
them forward quickly by a short
course of good management.
A pullet that is worth keeping as a
layer is worth good care and full rations
all the time. A pullet that is not con
sidered worth keeping should be eaten
or marketed as soon as she is eatable.
The one exception to this Is where
there is more than enough waste feed
fo: all the poultry kept. Even then it
will pay better to sell the unthrifty
birds as soon as their character is ap
parent and to buy good, thrifty ones
to replace them.
DETERMINE SEX IN CHICKS
Difficult to Distinguish Until Head
Parts Begin to Develop, Says
A correspondent asks if there is any
way of telling a male chick from a
female when they are a week old. Tho
Leghorns are probably the quickest
breed to develop, but even with these
it would be a hard matter to tell a
cockerel from a pullet at so early ;\a
age. You will have to wait until lue
head parts begir to develop to have the
difference indicated, according to Prof.
Harry Embleton of the department of
poultry husbandly at Oklfdioma A. and
FALL WORK WITH POULTRY
Overcrowding ls Liable With Growing
Chicks Unless Closely Watched
Three Big Points.
(Prepared by the United States Depart?
ment of Agriculture.)
Growing chicks should be looked aft
er very closely, as overcrowding is
liable to lumpen, owing to the fact
that the chicks are getting larger and
need more room. This is a very im
portant point. Care given the flock
at this time means a profit; lack ol
care, a loss. The three importanl
points are (1) fresh air, especially dur
ing the night, (2) frosh water at at1
times and (3) clean quarters.
In every instance where egg pro
duction is the end sought, the pullet!
should be put Into winter quarters as
soon as possible. Their winter quar
ters should be ready In advance. Al
this season cockerels should be se
lected for next spring's breeders and
placed by themselves with plenty ol
run if possible. None but strong, vig
orous specimens should be selected.
Culling can be done all through th?
year, but at no time is it more profit
able than at this season with the grow
Hens Scratching in Autumn Leaves.
lng flock. All the weaklings should b<
culled at once. This will save fee<
and give the stronger birds that re
main room and opportunity to becorm
more vigorous. The laying hens shouk
be gone over again very carefully a'
this time and inferior ones should bi
taken out and marketed or eaten. Bo
sides culling for egg production, lool
out for lice. Hens that have becoim
too heavy or too light should be dis)
FOWLS THAT ASSIST ENEM?
Hen That Lays for Short Period lr
Spring Consumes More Than She
Produces-Cull the Flock.
Every hen that does not lay except
for a little while in the spring con
sumes more than she produc?s.
Such a hen not only does nothing
toward winning the war but actuallj
aids the enemy.
In times of pence and plenty thc
slacker hen might be tolerated, bul
she must be handled ruthlessly now.
Go over your flock carefully anc
continuously. Eliminate until you hav<
got rid of all except the good egg
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WHICH? A season's toil wasted on a soil deficient in plant
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It's mighty poor economy to put cheap
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Ii you can't depend on your tires, you
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-and you can't get the high grade of
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THERE 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.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E.^Nicholson, Yica-PreiHfrit
E. J. Mima, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thoa. H. Rainsford, John Rainafwd, K?S
Nicholson, A.S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mima, J. H. Allen