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By HOSE HOLMES.
(.Copyright, 1?1S. by McClure Newspaper
Of course, Jack is the dearest fellow
in the world, but he often refers to his
mather's efficiency. Jack's mother is
efficient. Til admit it. I would also
call her stin-economical.
Since tlie slogan "Gel. Behind Hoov
er" has become popular lt seems to
me that Jae: lias referred more fre
quently to thi? efficiency of his mother;
has several limes intimated that sav
ing a little tm living expenses would
be a laudable ambition for me. This
idea was pu; in words that I under
. stood, when he said:
"My dear, I think $45 too much for
you to spend on a hat this season."
So I didn't spend it. I .got a per
fectly-gocd-enough best hat for $35,
and in order to make it last longer I
got one that was all right for every
day for $20.
But that isn't what I started to tell
you about. Yqn see, we go ever to
Jack's mother's for dinner on her
birthday, and tins year was to be no
I knew she would show us her pre
serves and pickles and cans of things;
and her last winter's suit that she had
made as good as new with the addi
tion of new collar and cuffs.
And I happened to think that my
sweater was dirty, and that I would
want to wear it under my coat if we
motored ove;*; and also happened to
think that tl ie fact, that it was dirty
would not escape efficiency's eye.
Well, cleaning is expensive, and
didn't Jack want me to economize?
Hadn't I paid the most reliable clean
ing establishment in Boston $1.75 plus
expressage, for cleaning that same
sweater not long ago?-a perfectly ex
orbitant prie?; why, the sweater only
cost $12.50 ia the first place. No, lt
wasn't one of those expensive hand
knit ones, but it was a very pretty
sweater. Yes, that soft rose one you
have seen rn ? wear.
They say ' a penny saved is a penny
earned," so ? decided that I couldn't
earn $1.75 rny easier than to wash
that sweater myself, with about five
cents' ?worth of soap.
Did you ever try to wash anything?
We've alway:: sent the washing out, so
haven't any tubs or wringers or thing.?,
but there wa> a bathtub. ? believe one
of tho helps to efficiency is being able
to utilize tho things.
It takes a lot of energy to got up a
suds In a bcthtub, if you are not on
Do you know' how much a sweater
weighs when lt's wet?
I soaped ind rubbed and squeezed
that garment for the better part of an
hour; then, K it never became clean, I
' wouldn't have given lt another souse.
After I squeezed the water out of
it the best I could and hung lt over
the radiator to dry, I went down town
to try on a perfectly lovely set of
furs that were in Brown & Co.'s win
There I met Molly Whitman and
Totti e Franc h and took them tn the
Sally-Ally Tea Room for something to
eat; then I rook them to the Strand
to see Julion Eltinge in "Countess
Charming." I wanted to see if I
couldn't tell that he isn't a woman
even If I didn't know it.
I dropped around to the office for
Jack and we came home together.
We were h ?rd?y in the house before
he give me the opening I wanted, by
"Well, what have you been doing
"Oh, Tve got the biggest kind of a
surprise for you. Jack; I've boen get
ting behind the conservation board !
I saved $1.75 this moraine!"
"Prftty gocd for one morning. Can
you keep up hat pace for a year?"
Throwing ny things on a chair ns I
passed, I seized the sweater from the
radiator nnd "it-id it up.
"See!" I exclaimed.
"What is il?" he Inquired stupidly.
"Can't you see? It's my sweater! I
washed it myself and saved $1.75 !"
"Um-m-m. Isn't It a little large?"
"Large? No; it never was! It fits
all right!" sa d I, proceeding to invest
My arms were not long enough for
- the sleeves-ty about a fo i : but being
busy wrinkling tip the sleeves, T
hadn't observed that Jack was having
a fit or something; then I looked down
at myself. I: was right then that I
was thankful that I hadn't used wool
soap (the kind mamma used, you
know), for whatever else happened to
that sweater, 1 would not want to have
deprived it of the amount it "shrunk."
Jt was originnlly a fashionable length :
it now escape! the floor by about cine
?inches. The pockets, which were nor
mally placed, could now be observed
as Tittle sack; hanging near the hor
ton.. And the belt! That wa? also
nonnahy placed, but now. if tied,
would greatly interfere with locomo
I didn't can; anything about the old
sweater anywny; but there was Jack
in fits of laughter: and lt is so hu
miliating to have failed when one
ptriving to compete with an economical
Well, I just stripped the old thing off
and threw it in his face and started
for the bedroom. Yes, I was crying,
but hadn't my head half covered up j
with a pillow before Jack came, say
"There-the*o-Honey ! She did try
to econom'ze-did try to saw her old
man ?1.T5 ! There-there-she can get
her a new sweater-" and he tucked
three yellow-backs in my hand.
RATIONS FOR LAYING STOCK
Pullets on Farm Should Get Large
Part of Feed by Foraging If
No Snow on Ground.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
When there is no snow on the
ground pullets on the farm ought to
' get a large part of their feed by for
aging. Whether they can get it de
'? pends not, only upon what, food may
? be available but on whether they have
' been so distributed as to get the feed
on the range. To find whether they
require more is to observe how far
they range and whether they find feed
enough to keep them busy most of the
time, and then to test them further
by seeing how much they eat heartily
in the morning, and then go foraging,
and also how much they eat just be
fore goiug to roost at night Pallets
' that forage well and have the oppor
tunity to get plenty of green food,
worms and bugs cannot be overfed by
giving them what grain they will eat
up clean. Careful feeders learn just
how much their flock will take, and so
avoid waste while keeping the bi?ds
Pullets In confinement should hove
the same ration they will have in the
winter, and be liberally supplied with
the vegetable feeds available at th?
season. Liberal use of these makes it
Hens Scratching in Litter for Grain.
possible to feed grains heavily, to pro
mote egg production, and yet keep the
birds ID the best of physical condition.
A good war-time standard ration is:
2 parts cornmeal
1 part bran
1 part middlings
1 part ground oats
1 part meat scrap or fish meal'
1 part cracked c orn
1 part heavy oats
Cabbage, sprouted oats or any avail
able green vegetable. Another good
ration with less beef scrap is as fol
5 parts mixed feed (bran and mid
4 parts cornmeal
1 part beef scrap or fish meal
1 part cracked corn
Cabbage, sprouted oats or any avail
able green vegetable.
For a moist mash use oteht parts of
mixed feed Instead of five. Sprouted
oats are recommended as green feed,
not ns preferable ro cabbage and other
green vegetables when these can be
obtained, but In order to use oats as
much as possible.
SUCCESS IN RAISING PIGEONS
Good Breeding Stock ls Essential and
lt ls Best to Purchase From
Good breeding stock is necessary to
succeed in pigeon raising. It is advis
able to buy pigeons from reliable
breeders-those who guarantee their
stock. Many failures in squab raising
have been due to poor stock-old pig
eons past their period of usefulness,
or perhaps too many male birds. There
are a great many varieties of pigeons,
but only a few are used in squab rais
ing. The Homer ls generally consid
ered the most popular variety.
SIX VARIETIES OF TURKEYS
Bronze, White Holland, Bourbon Red,
Black, Narragansett and Slate j
The American StandriM of Perfec- j
tion recognizes six different varieties
of domesticated turkeys as most dei
sirable, the many others being largely j
mongrel, breeding from which Is al
ways uncertain as to quality of the
progeny. The standard varieties are
the Bronze, the White Holland, Bour
bon Red, the Black, the Narragansett
and the Slate. j
Why you should use
Cardia, the woman's
tonic, for your troubles,
have been shown in
thousands of letters r?pm
actual users of this medi
cine, who spe?k from
personal experience. If
the results obtained by
other women for so manjr
years have been so uni
formly good, why not
give Cardui a trial?
The Woman's Tonic
Mrs. Mary J. irvin, of
Cullen, Va., writes:
"About ll years ago, 1
suffered untold misery
with female trouble, bear
ing-down pains, head
ache, numbness ... I
would go for three weeks
almost bent double ...
My husband went to Dr.
- for Cardui . . .
After taking about- two
bottles I began going
.around and when I took
three bottles I could do
all my work." E-80
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Lyon, President, Columbia S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
: A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
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IW. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
: J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
February 1st, 1919.
Buy War Saving
you can't* see.
Then see me.
Geo. P. Minis,
Edgefield, S. C.
I take thiVmeans of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and Viii appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds.?of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. All work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make pron.pt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs
We Invite Our Friends
to call on Uo at our new store. , In order to have mora
room to display our large stock we have moved from
the corner next door to the Farmers Bank to the store
next door to the Lynch Drug Store. Come in to see us.
New spring goods are now arriving every day.
A cordial welcome will be extended to all of our
Next door to Lynch Drug Store
I will sell fertilizers for 1919 season and solicit the
patronage of the farmers of Edgefield county. I am
agent in this section for "Quality Brands" of fertilizers
made by Coe-Mortimer Company of Charleston. ?he
formulas which they place upon the market are- recog
nized to be the best, having been tested for many years.
H... -.w -. . . .
I will sell Acid Phosphate and Nitrate of Soda and
solicit your orders for these also.
Write me or see me in person before making your
1919 contract for fertilizers.
LARGE STOCH OP
The war practically stopped all building, but now people can
resume their building' operations.
We carry a large supply of building material of all lands.
When in need of
BRICK, LIME, CEMENT
and Builders' Hardware of kinds. Come in to see us.
OUR STOCK OF GROCERIES
and Plantation Supplies is always complete. Come in to see us.
W. W. Adams & Co