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??D OF WAITRESS I:
By HA E. ROGERS. *
?pyright, IMS', by McClure Newspaper
While Barbara waited for her order
safe glanced shyly at the young man
khaki sitting opposite her at the
and her blue eyes beamed ap
proval. She had never seeu a more
?$i.ndly or intelligent face, she told her
?t, and she knew he would be brave,
}, when th>? occasion should arise,
e began to wish she knew him.
.The waitress had been bustling
the tube, and Barbara, looking
suddenly, noted to her surprise
it a plate containing two orders of
Wfiis had been set directly between her
?ioe and that of the young man.
when the fell significance of this
^?ruck her she became horrified, lt
Mfrs evident that the waitress thought
1?at they had come in together. Oh,
rf she could only catch her eye ! But
fte busy litte waitress seemed' to
%>k at everyone but her. Why hadn't
s$e gone to tt e place where she usu
2Hy went at night and not ventured
to this resta jrant? The young man
?was absorbed In a paper and appar
ently had not noticed the waitress*
When hours had passed, according
4t Barbara's feelings, the two orders
were brought la and placed before the
jaung man. He looked up with a
dfetrt; but it was only a fraction of a
??nute that surprise mastered him.
Then he started in to serve Barbara
m if it were an every-day occurrence.
"It's best to pretend we came to
rer," he said in a low voice, after
waitress had hurried away to
?thor patrons. *
Barbara acquiesced shyly. Alter a
?Wpi moments her diffidence wore
.atvay and she suddenly found herself
?Batting with tie young soldier :u the
most unconventional way. She felt
si twinge of regret when the eloper
was over and they had to go their
separate ways. He had taken no ad
mntago of their strange meeting, and
* Uley .parted as they had met, strangers.
In the days that followed Barbara
Sought much about the young man
M khaki. Iiis kindly dark eyes seemed
ttl follow her wherever she went, and
sile often caught herself scrutinizing
sk crowd with a hope that she might
see him again. She had not entered
t?a? restaurant where they lind met
sfece that night. Although she had
red it many times she did not have
courage to enter.
One evening, about a month later,
Efcrbara decided to go to see Crace
Kncoln, a girl acquaintance, who lived
?ot of town. In the course of the eve
ning she related her strange experi
ence, and when she had finished Grace
Hfcghod immoderately, a great deal
afire than the occasion would seem
Before Barbara took her leave her '
SCend said, witt a twinkle in her eye, ?
T want you to come out next Tues- ?
.tty night. My cousin from Wilton is j
??ming to visit us for two or three j
<Bys, and I would like to have you
nieet him. I'm sure you'll like him. i
?feu'Il come, won't you?"
Barbara promised that she would j
eome. Ordinarily she would have gone
Heme delighted, but now she did not '
fiel pleased at thc prospect of moet
?g Grace's cousin. What did she care
^bout seeing him?
When Tuesday evening came she
took a train for ber friend's house, and
ft was a little before eight when she
arrived .tb i TC. Cace came to tho door
fix answer to her ring, meeting her .
with a burst of delight. "He's come?, j
Barbara; and I 1;now you'll lik<> him.' ?
Barbara smiled unconcernedly. As !
t?ey entered thc- living room n tall j
figure in khaki who had been sitting
Before the open fi*e rose sud came for- j
ward. The girl rou ld hardly believe
1er own eyes. She was ashamed ot1
Herself, for she was blushing furiously ?
as Grace Introduc td lier to her cousin ; i
Ont Richard Young soon put her at her
ease and it was not long before she
was chatting with him as she had at
the restaurant, lie did not once allude
to their former II ?.(.ting, and for this
efae was very grateful. Just before
she left Grace drew her aside a mo
"Richard has bein trying to find you
ever since that ni ;ht," she said. "He
told me all about it-he and I have
always been like brother and sister.. I
Bevor had an idea that you were the
girl until last week when you wre
?ot. I said you would like him," she
added, with a roguish glance, "and by
de way things look I guess-"
Tie's very pleasant," broke In Bar
bar:** her face burning with blushes.
Grace said nothing more but smiled
Barbara was pleased when Richard
Young offered to s?e her to the train,
and as they walked along together she
fSt as if she had always known him.
Tm going to call on you tomorrow
evening," he announced boldly as the
train rumbled into the station. "Pro
vided, of course, that you want me to
"Yes-I want yoi; to come," Barbara
sfcyly answered him.
The next evening Richard told lfer
that he had been called, and that he
expected to go away the following
'"When I come back I want someone
Uknow to be waiting for me. Do you
tt?nk she will, Barba.a?"
And Barbara answered softly, "I
know she will, Richard."
The United Stare? senate meets on
on arercge of less than 200 days in
ct year and it costs about $9,000
?8r each meeting day.
TROPHIES FOR ROAD MAKERS
Manitoba Adopts Unique Plan for In*
creasing Good Highways In
The present European struggle dem
onstrates in no uncertain fashion the
advantages of good roads, and. proves
conclusively that the highways allow
ing the most traffic and standing the
most wear are equally important
? whether they were built during the
reign of the Caesars or the present
To stimulate the good roads move
I ment the Manitoba government is do
ing Its best in every way. Many roads
have been put undT the highways act,
which means that the government is
I willing to go 50-50 with any progres
Or.e of the Trophies Provided by Mani
toba to Increase Interest in Good
sive municipality ns far as the making
of its roads are concerned.
To further stimulate the good roads
idea the Manitoba government has had
made two silver trophies, to be com
peted for annually through the prov
ince, one for gravel roads, the other
for earth, says Manitoba Free Press, j
Both bear on their surfaces a hand
wrought scene, showing in relief the i
Appin ii way, over which St. Paul
passed on his way to Koine and which
still is in use. The trophy for the
earth class has, in addition to the Ap
piaii way scene, a log drag with horses
SECRET OF IMPROVED ROADS
Every Farmer Must Do His Part in
Keeping Highways Dragged
Work ls Appreciated.
The secret of good roads is for every
farmer to do his part in keeping them
dragged, according to the Lyman Coun
ty Farm Bureau News. County Agent
Lewallen writes further. "Hoad drag
ging fits in about the best of any work
on the farm, for a fellow can drug
for a few hours when it is too wet to
get into the field, and he certainly ap
preciates having it when it is time to
go to town with the wagon or the auto.
Farmers who have dragged the roads
have the thanks of all other farmers in
the country and the praise of all vis
itors. But the roll of honor should be'
"It seems queer that so easily con
structed an implement as a road drag
can create such wonders on lieuvy
roads. The best way to convince your
self is to drug your own stretch of
road. If you have already dragged
it every farmer who has gone over it
is talking .nbout it and wishing to
goodness that you had gone on a couple
of miles farther."
OUTLOOK FOR ROAD MAKING
Rather Dubious on Account of Short
age of Labor-Decided Reforms
Should Be Made.
With the shortage of labor for road
making and the more general use of
thc roads for heavy hauling, it is like
ly that the roads us they exist will not
be able lo withstand the hard usage,
and the outlook is dubious for the au
tomobile. Malty industrial companies
are making use of fleets of trucks to
deliver their goods, instead of subject
ing themselves to the uncertainties of
tile railroad service aud the wear and
tear on the roads thus made use of is
more than they can take care of. This,
more than ever, makes it evident that
there should be some very decided re
forms made in the matter of road
building. The makeshift repairs which
have heretofore been made are not
now sufficient, and all new road-build
ing work should be made on the most
tfoads for Children.
School children need roads so they
tray get to school and back without
sticking in the mud or getting lost in
the woods on the way home.
Farmers Must Have Roads.
Farmers must go to town to sell
their produce and to buy (supplies,
hence they must have sume sort of
Farm Needs Roads.
Every farm needs a roud to neighbor*
The police are constantly receiving :
notices of stolen automobiles. At- i
lanta reports the theft of Buick
no. 432821, Ford no. 2218307, Chan
dler no. 521G0, Chandler no.46980,
Mitchell no. 82657, Ford no. 1179224
Ford no. 000014, Buick no. 299275.
Aujrusta reports theft of Chandler '
no. 56697. Charlotte reports loss of
Chalmers no. 100639,. Raleigh re
ports theft of Dodge no. 181380.
Some were stolen in Columbia also.
I can insure new cars against Fire,
THEFT and Lightning for $1.75 per
$100.00, One Year.
Phone No. 50.
E. J. Norris,
Edgefield, S. C.
Feb. 12. 2-t.
BRICK FOR SALE.
We will soon begin the
tearing away of the oil mill
buildings and will offer second
hand brick for sale at -$5.00
per thousand. Now is your
opportunity to buy good
brick at almost half prices.
T. A. HlGIITOWER.
r"or Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The 0!d Standard prierai strcnfrtheninr; tor.ic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TOXIC, drives out
Malaria and builds ui> thc system. A true tonie
?rd wn? Appetizer. F?r ?dUts and cliL'il r?o. CO -
Haul Fertilizers While You
Can Get Them
The Edgefield Mercantile Company
announces that it has on hand a
large stock of th* BEST BRANDS
of MIXED FERTILIZERS-16 Per
Cent Acid Phosphate, Cotton Seed
Meal, Nitrate of Soda for Grain.
MR. R. C. PADGETT or MR. A. E. PADGETT
I lie Lconomy o
Buying Good lires
li's mighty poor economy to put cheap
tires on your car.
If you can't depend on your tires, you
can't depend on your car,
-and you can't get the high grade of
service it ought to give you.
It pays to buy good tires-United States
T % jy represent the highest value it is
rc _bie to build into tires.
There are five different passenger car
treads-the only complete line built by
any tire manufacturer.
Eachjias the built-in strength that means
your money back in extra miles.
Among them are exactly the tires you
want for your car, and your driving con
Our nearest Sales and Service Depot
Dealer will gladly help you.
& f , ' V:'!'; ?0.:'] i V. : 'V ij 'y/ ? i?..^:!!:;?ni;!i:M?rj! %?
=Ef 20? Lbs.
WHICH? A season's toil wasted on a soil deficient
food, or a little money invested in Planter's Fertilizer
your Truck, Cotton or Grain crop, more than doubled"
your choice nov.-.
Progressh'C Southern farmer.; long 3,-70 realised thc necessity of supplying exhaust
cd coils with Phosphoric Acid, Ammonia and Potash, which every ero.
J| fe fe I |#?f iii l#
I l?il?i I y Ul I ???!&
because it contains available Phosphoric Acid, Ammonia and Potash in the
Better place your order for Planter's rigV.t now and avoid delayed dciJvcry.
Ask any agent in' your town for information, free advice, or prices, or write
us direct. Every tag is stamped with our Giant Lizard Trade-Mark. Look
for it-It's for your protection.
Planters Fertilizer &: Phosphate Co.
LRRETT & CO
m Augusta - - -
Large Stock of
Jewelry to Select From
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store
when in Augusta. We have the largest stock of
J KW Kl.HY '
of all kinds that we have ever shown. It will be a pleasure to show
you through our stock. Every department is constantly replenished
with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our reparing department, which has
every improvement. Your watch or clock made as good as new.
Work ready for delivery in a short time.
A. J. Renkl
980 Broad St. Augusta, Ga.
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and ali
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
Distributors of Marathon Tires and Tubes. None better, but our price
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JSt?P" See our representative, C.. E. May.