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: BEATS JEWELRY
ol By MAUDE HARKING.
^Copyright, 1318, by McClure Newspaper
"Well, mother," said pretty Grace
Merrill as she settled herself down
to breakfast Saturday morning, "what
do you say to a trip to Boston this
afternoon to see the Liberty Loan pa
rade. That British tank must be some
sight, and just tn Ink, I have not been
in town since I did my Christmas shop
"Grace, dear," answered her mother,
"you never could stand the jam o?
the crowd that will be there,"
"We can stay until we get tired
and then come home," persisted Grace.
Tit is such a beautiful day and such
a big parade, I'd hate to miss it."
Grace Merrill had been taken il?
New Year's day with pneumonia, and
although nearly a month now since
?he had been allowed out of doors,
she still remained pale and weak, her
strength returning very slowly.
"No, dear," finally responded Mrs.
Merrill. "I think we had better stay
at home today. Get that sweater you
started for Jack Ellis before you were !
taken sick and see if you can ever:
"Jack will never wear that sweat-,
er," emphatically declared Grace. '1.
am going to send it to the Red Cross." j
"Now, Grace," said her mother, ;
"you know you like Jack Ellis even
though you did give him his walking
papers just because he sent you a
bunch of violets for a birthday gift."
"Well, mother," answered Grace, "It
was not as much as I expected from
Jack, but I had my mind made np
long before my birthday to tell him
I intended to devote all my time to
Red Cross work."
Two o'clock found them packed In
the crowd, enthusiastically cheering,
as the hundreds and hundreds of both
men and women passed bj*. To Grace's
surprise it was three o'clock before
she realized it. i
Suddenly her thoughts were hirned
from her tired feelings. What on eui ch
was that? Could she be mistaken?
No, there It was again. Someone's
hand so soft and warm gently pressing
hers. There, it pressed her hand again. ''
The color which had once been ab
sent from Grace's cheeks now dyed
them a crimson red as she mischiev-:
ously pressed back on the hand now j
tightly clasping her own. Finally she
released her hand, thinking it best to '
find out to whom the hand belonged
that had so affectionately been press
Core-fully turning, there to her over
whelming surprise stood Jack Ellis.
Words failed her as Jack's hearty
laugh revealed the pleasure he had
taken in the flirtation. Mrs. Merrill's
surprise was almost equal to Grace's,
as she warmly greeted Jack, whom she
had always thought to be a mighty fine
"Well, Grace," said Jack, "who ever j
dreamed of such good fortune as to see
you. I've been down South on a busi
ness trip for the past three months and
just got back this morning. How are
"Qui'.e well now, Jack," replitcd
"Yes," spoke np her mother, "quite
well now; but this is her first trip to
Boston since New Year's. She has been
laid up with pneumonia and is only re
covering from its effects."
To be sure, Jack felt badly to think
he had not known Grace had been ill,
as he could have written to her.
"Well," said Jack, "you are surely
fortunate to have recovered so well."
"And now," added Mrs. Merrill. "I.
think we had better start for home." ?
"In my auto," said Jack. "If we can
make our way out of this crowd, it
will only take a few minutes to get it
here. I will phone the garage and have
them send it right along."
In a short while all three were com-1
fortably settled in Jack's big car
speeding homeward. Mrs. Merrill and
Jack enthused over the parade, while
Grace, lost in her dreams, forgot all
else save that Jack was with her again.
What awful long months they had been
-but now it was all explained. He
had been too far a^vay to hear of her
illness. The violets, too, were enough I
for a birthday gift, considering that '
they had been only friends. Before j
?he realized it her home was reached,
and as the auto came to a stop Jack '
asked if he might call the following
evening. Grace rear".ly consented, and
as he helped her from the auto, again
the soft hand pressed hers and the
two laughed heartily.
Needless to say, Jack's sweater was
soon finished, and it was not long until
Grace had said "Yes" to that all-im-,
When Jack spoke of the customary !
engagement diamond, Grace, beaming
with delight, said : "Jack, dear, I have
a wonderful surprise for you. Some
thing better than diamonds. I have
chosen-a Liberty bond is what I wish j
for an engagement gift."
"You dear girl !" exclaimed Jack, as
he affectionately embraced her, "how
did you come to think of that?"
./Well " replied Grace, "you know
the Liberty Loan parade was instru
mental in reuniting us, and while the
whole country is conserving I thought
we should do our 'bit' too."
"Well done," said Jack. "It shall
be as you wish."
The next morning he presented her
with a $100 Liberty bond. Proudly
Grace hastened to share her joy with
her mother, who profusely compliment
ed them ca their patriotism, and today
all three are planning for a mayflower
PRESERVE THINGS OF BEAUTY
Citizen Loyal to His Home Town Will
Constitute Himself Guardian of
Other People's Property.
People are often wantonly destruc
tive with what costs them nothing.
It's a vicious habit that tears out a
plant by the roots when all that's de
sired is the flower. That's bad enough
in the woods where God's bounty pro
duces in riotous profusion. But even
there rare sp?cimens are found and
the species may be easily destroyed.
The same barbarity practiced near a
man's home is contemptible. For a
passing whim you destroy for your
self and him the thing that gives you
pleasure. You are in a meaner class
than the fellow who killed the goose
that laid the golden egg. He was a
fool for destroying what was his own.
Tou are all he was and more besides,
for you take in addition what does not
belong to you.
The loyal citizen becomes a guardian
of other people's property. Thc more
he can encourage his neighbor the
more attractive will his property be
come and the more beautiful the en
vironment in which he will live. And
you will help enjoy it Without cost
to you there will be created a com
munity beauty that will uplift humani
ty. His lawn and flowers should be:
come dear to you and you should help
him defend them. This is no whim of
an enthusiast. It's law that's old as
the decalogue. If you aren't sure
about it take the old book off by your
self and look it up. You may show
your ignorance if you do it in com
pany. And if such a thing was a
recognized law in those distant bar
barous days it surely is more so now.
He who deliberately despoils for a
passing gratification is not a citizen
worthy of the present century.- Penn
TREES AND SHRUBS FOR PARK
Those That Produce Colored Fruits
Should Always Be Given Prefer
ence, for Mrr.y Reasons.
The guiding principle in park plan
ning should be beauty, but it should
not be a temporary or one-seasonal
beauty. H< nee it follows that shrubs
and trees which produce colored fruits,
and retain them for long periods, are
preferable to plants whose chief deco
rative contribution is a short burst
of bloom. Such rl.-ubs ure hand
somer at all times after flowering and
are particularly valuable in winter
when every blt of color in the land
scape is precious. They are valua
ble moreover in supplying bird food.
A few suggestions as to the use of
fruit-producing plants arc not out of
place. The ideal American park is
natural woodland, modified and embel
lished, or a planting that follows nat
ural linos. Informal treatment is al
most universally preferred to formal.
From the standpaint of hird attraction
this is fortunate, since clipping shrubs
either prevents or reduces the pro
duction of fruit and causes the plants
to form such solid and dense sur
faces that they are uninviting to
Proper Receptacle for Rubbish.
We are all agreed that dust, dirt,
garbage and other rubbish should be
kept as far as possible from the dwell
ing house, yet it ls surprising how often
.we f>nd the rubbish, receptacle as close
as rossible to the doors and windows of
thc house. It ls to be regretted that In
so many towns these receptacles are
open wood boxes, pails or old baths.
We find a grand selection, but it is a
difficult matter to secure the provision
of a proper bin, and the official often
does not obtain the support he sRould.
If only we could press upon the people
the necessity to secure for themselves
a proper galvanized bin with cover,
which appears to me to be the most
satisfactory if properly used!-Archi
tect and Contract Reporter.
Wood Resists Fire.
The fire-resistive quality of wood is
shown in a recent issue of Scientific
American, which discusses the advan
tages of wood block floors for indus
trial purposes. The article states that
there have been many instances where
crucibles overturned and molten metal
poured out upon the blocks with little
damage. In a recent fire which de
stroyed pier No. 29 at Philadelphia and
warped and twisted the structural
steel, the creosoted block floors were
only slightly charred.
Keep After the Weeds.
Weeds result not only in big financial
loss but also In great annoyance. Dis
eases, such as hay fever, could be
eliminated almost entirely by adopting
efficient methods for controlling the
incidental weeds found along roadsides,
in vacant fields, and in waste places.
Proof of His Quiet Life.
"Do you wash your own distes
while your wife is away?"
"No, slr. I just stack them in the
"I should 'hink you'd be ashamed
to have her come back and find them
in that condition."
'Td rather have her find them that
way than have her suspect that Pd
eaten all my meals in the downtown
caf es." -
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th dav of October,
1918, to the 15th day ot March, 1919.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
1918, and December 31st, 1918.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1918, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st, 1919, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent additional,
from the 1st of March to the 15th of
March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1918
are as follows:
For Statepurposes SVi
For Ordinary County 7
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch '4
For Bacon School District 7^
For Blocker t 2
For Blocker-Limestone 4
For Colliers 4
For Flat Rock 4
For Oak Grove 3
For Red Hill 4
For Edgefield 8
For Elmwood No. 8 2
For Elmwood No. 9 2
For Elmwood No. 30 2
For Elmwood L. C. 3
For Hibler 3
For Johnston ll
For Meriwether (Gregg) 2
For Moss 3
For Ropers 2
For Shaw 4
For Sweetwater 4
For Trenton 8%
For Wards 2
For Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
For Johnston R. R. 3
For Pickens R. R. 3
For Wise R. R. IV*
For Corporation ll
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years, except
those exempt by law, are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capi
tation tax of 50 cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $2.00 commuta
tion tax. No communtation is includ
ed in the property tax. So ask for
road tax receipt when you desire to
pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
Terrible Suffering From Headache,
Sideache, Backache, and Weak
ness, Relieved by Cardin",
Says This Texas Lady.
Gonzales, Tex.- Mrs. Minnie Phil
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ago I was taken with a pain In my
left side. It was right under my
left rib. It would commence with an
aching and extend up Into my left
shoulder and on down Into my back.
By that time the pain would be so
6cvcra I would have to take to bed,
and suffered usually about three days
... I suffered this way for three years,
and got to be a mere skeleton and was
so weak I could hardly stand alone.
Was not able to go anywhere and had
to let my house work go...I suffered
awful with a pain in my back and I
had the headache all the time. I just
was unable to do a thing. My life
was a misery, my stomach got In an
awful condition, caused from taking
so much medicine. I suffered BO much
pain. I had just about given up all
hopes of our getting anything to help
One day a Birthday Almanac was
thrown in my yard. After reading
its testimonials I decided to try Car
dui, and am so thankful that I did,
for I began to improve when on the
second bottle...I am now a well
woman and feeling fine and the cure
has been permanent for it has been
two years since my awful bad health.
I will always praise and recommend
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Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
WHEREAS, J. R. Moss has made
application unto this Court for Final
Discharge as Administrator in re the
Estate of T.1 J. Booth deceased, on
this the 30 day of January, 1919
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 21 day
of February 1919 at ll o'clock a. m.,
why the order of Discharge should
not be granted.
W. T. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
January 30, 1919.
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-ough and headache, and works off cold. 25c
- - and Ali Crops ,
I Always Insist on the BEST
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I ' CHARLOTTE, N. C.
fi Edgefield Mercantile Company
I Agents, Edgefield, S. C.
EDGEFIELD EVIDENCE FOR
The Statements of Edgefield
Residents Are Surely More
Reliable Than Those of
Home testimony is real proof.
Public statements of Edgefield peo
pie carry real weight.
What a friend or neighbor says
The word of one whose home is
far away invites your doubts.
Here's an Edgefield woman's state
And it's for Edgefield people's
Such evidence is convincing.
That's the kind of proof that backs
Doan's Kidney Pills.
Mrs. Mattie Sharpe, 4 Battle Row,
says; "About two years ago I was
down with my back, so bad I often
had to crawl on my hands and knees
when I had to go up stairs. Dizzy
spells bothered me too, and sometime
at night it felt as if the bed was go
ing around. I tried many remedies
without getting relief until I finally
heard of Doan's Kidney Pills and
used them. After I had taken four
boxes I felt that I didn't need any
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
Mrs. Sharpe had. Foster- Milburn
Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
NOTICE-My friends and cus
tomers having wheat to grind, please
bring it in between now and March
15th, as I expect to shut down at that
time in order to put my mill in first
class condition for the coming wheat
S. E. MORGAN,
Edgefield, S. C.
Formerly ike Walter H. Smith Mill. |
Augusta Packing Co.
On New Ss vannah Road, on Belt Line
Phone 518-P. O. Box 818
Wc buy Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, Calves. In the
market at all seasons of the year.
Car load lots or less. We charge no commission
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