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y ANNIE A. CURTIS.
"Can yon be satisfied here, Maud?"
asked Mr. I^urrowes.
"Well, I dot't know. It's pretty hard
to tell," replied his wife. "It Isn't the
city I shall miss, It's the people. They
will all be different, of course."
"Tea, I suppose so. I remember
bow dissatisfied Ruth was when she
and George went out West"
Joe's sister, Ruth, was frankly dlslllked
by her sister-in-law. Maud had
-come nearer quarreling with her than
:any other member of her husband's
family. The classing of her sister-inlaw's
case with her own raised a spirit
of opposition within her.
"If he thinks I'm like Ruth he'll find
She quickly thought of the reasons
for moving to the quiet country place.
They had been such sound reasons,
too. Several times the doctor had advised
fresh country air for her.
"And just because I saw a woman
'In a funny sunbonnet while I was out
:there I am stopping it all. I won't be
i?o foolish, m make the best of it
Joe still stood absently tapping the
;window pane. Maud touched him on
. -the arm saying, Tm going to like it,
:Joe. Til get acquainted with every
^neighbor and Til make them like me."
! His face gre\* lighter as he looked
,'at her. "Good for you, Maud. When
.we take the car out it will be better
"Oh, yes, Til take you down to work
every morning and call for you every
night Til give everyone round a
"We'll have parties and invite all of
our old friends out," said Joe.
"And don't forget the new ones, j
They'll have to come to our parties."
In due time the car arrived. Joe
had fixed a part of the barn for a
garage. Every morning Maud took j
him to work.
"Why don't you go for a ride mornings,
Maud?" he asked.
"I'm afraid I'll miss someone who
-calls to see me."
"I never thought of that Hasn't
Anyone called yet?"
. "No one yet." she said.
' He tried to console her by saying
that everyone was busy at that time
of year. But the busy time passed
and no one called. Maud Burrowes
lost her pink cheeks and the wistful
look was always in her eyes. Mr.
Burrowes asked their family doctor
to come down to spend tne day. "jusi
look her over without her getting suspicions
Doc," said Joe.
"I thought the country would agree
^r, with her. There's lots of company
round here isn't there?"
"That is the trouble. She likes company
and has always had lots of it. I
can't understand why people don't
Summer was nearly gone when Joe
again thought of the doctor.
"HI get him down to see if she's improved,
and if she hasn't we'll go
straight back to the city. She was
The doctor called again. Maud was
very pleased to see him, but did not
go from place to place, bidding him to
"This will never do," the doctor
said to himself. "She's lost interest
and lost her courage."
Tm going to give up this place and
go back to the city," cried Joe excitedly.
"I don't think that will do," replied
"Why, why not?" inquired Joe.
"Because Maud is not strong enough.
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"How can I? If people won't be
friendly I can't make them," replied
Joe, very much puzzled.
"Well, do something. You must
think of something, Why." said the doctor,
as he boarded the train.
A day later Joe complained of not
feeling well, "Oh, I hate to go to work,
but I suppose I must," he said. An
hour later he came back home. Maud
cried out at sight of him. His face was
swollen and red. "Oh, what is the
"I'm sick. I guess I'll lie down for a
"Til get a doctor," said Maud.
"There Is one at the village."
"I won't see him. If you get anyone
call our old doctor. There's a telephone
at the next house."
Maud dreaded to go to those people
who had never called on her. She
tapped at the door and a woman appeared.
"May I use your telephone?"
"Is this Dr. Jones? Come right out
to the house. Joe is sick. On, can't
you come before night? I'm all alone."
When she finished talking with the
doctor tne woman toucnea ner arm,
saying, "You are all alone. I'll go right
back with you."
Maud told her the story of her loneliness.
"We thought you did not want
us to call. Then we?hesitated. One
of the neighbors heard you make fun
of Miss Field's sunbonnet and she is
t the dearest woman in the world."
i 'Tm so sorry, but it's all right now.
i isn't it?" sobbed Maud.
I Joe wished to see the doctor alone.
"What's up Joe?" asked the doctor.
B Joe answered in a whisper, "I put
poison ivy on my face. I knew they
would come in sickness and it worked.
H They have been coming all day. But
^B fix me up, Doc, I must go back to
BRIEF DOTS ABOUT PEOPLE
IN AND AROUND SWANSEA
Whew?'tis beginning: to fell like
The people of this section are about
through gathering their crop3 and are
preparing to sow small grain.
Mr. C. C. Martin, a popular merchant
and all around business man,
made a brief trip to Lexington Friday
Mr. Sim J. Miller, the popular and
efficient Sheriff of Lexington County
nrioHcv u hueinps trin to Swansea Friday
Mr. B. T. Rish and family visited at
the hom? of Mrs. Rish's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. V. Cartin, on Sunday.
Mr. George D. Hooker and family
paid a brief visit to Mr. Hooker's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hooker, Sunday
Mr. J. Luther Smith, manager and
owner of the Swansea Telephone Exchange
and a large planter of the Gilbert
section, was seen in Swansea
M. A. Howard, carrier on Route 2,
visited his parents Mr. ana mrs. jhl. a.
Howard of the Black Creek section
Mr. R. C. Jackson from out on Rt.
2 has moved to town, where his many
friends hid him a hearty welcome.
Several negroes participated in a I
street brawl Saturday night, several
shots were fired which resulted in the 1
death of Otis Pooser, another negio
To serve lory
Tires are big
serve you mc
and light side
They are buil
"To be the E
WE DO Ml
namied Hector Paterson is said 10 have
done the shooting
A negro named Frank Salley was
cut during a row with Pink John?"n
on Sunday morning. A woman is said
to have been the cause of the trouble
RED CROSS ROLL CALL.
Any person who doubts whether the
+ViirH roil pall of the American Red r
'Cross is meant for him can decide
'easily enough by asking himself a few
Do you belong to any sect or organization
which, by its creed, forbids
you to help another or to assist
in a movement designed for the help
Then the call is not meant for you.
Do you believe that health is a matter
of no importance whatever and
that every enterprising community
should have policemen, firemen, jails,
theaters, skyscrapers, chutes and
schools, but no hospitals, no doctors,
no nurses, no sanitarium, no clinics,
no provision for the prevention of disease
ad the relief of suffering-?
Then don't join the Red Cross.
Is it your opinion that when a city
is swept by fire or inundated by flood,
when its families are made homeless,
its men killed and maimed, its women
and children brought to starvation and
thirst, they should be left to their own
resources and should have no organization
on which they can call for salI
Then you do not believe in the Red !
for a Purj
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ger and stronger and stur
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Cross and should not join.
Are you so young that the whimper
of a crippled puppy is beyond your
comprehension, or so old that the cry
of a little child does not penetrate
Then the Red Cross is not within
your understanding and it does not
seek your sympathy.
Are you so blind to misery, so deaf
to pain, so hardened to pity, so proof
'to all feeling for your fellowman, that
you do not care a dollar's worth what
becomes of everybody else in the
Then don't join. The Red Cross
can get along without you.
Only remember?should the time
ever come when you yourself suffer,
when your eyes are wet with tears,
when your own face is contracted with
agony, when your on hands are up- lifted
in supplication for succor, your
refusal won't matter.
The Red Cross will help you?just
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NEWS FROM CHAPIX RT. 1.
To The Dispatch-News:
We are having some delightful
weather for gathering crops.
Oat sowing and gathering corn is
the order of the day.
We hear of several cases of diphtheria
in the Piney Woods and Macedonia
Mr. P. H. Derrick and family visited
the parental home Sunday.
Mrs. Geo. -B. Green and family of
dy ? just to
rk for and
m niuw I
BIA, S. C. I
Columbia visited the home of Mr.
Jno. G. Hiller Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cook worshipped
at the latter's home church Sun-1
day, Bethel (High Hill).
Messrs. Jno. A. Epting and Geo. i
M. Monts are doing a fine job of road j
repairing on the Chapin and Lexing- ^
ton road with their tractor and scrape
they do the work of many men in a
day. A grand improvement over the
We found at the County fair, many
prospective candidates, we knew them
by their hearty hand shake and their
anxiety about our health, crops, etc.
Mr. Thomas Fulmer from near here i
has bought the old Jno. B. Kyzer farm
near St. John's church and is moving
there. He will engage in farming.
Avf r* PonL-c T4"o rm n n hoc crvlH To ia
farm near Magnolia school house and
bought the Bun Cumalander farm, 1
mile above Chapin and will move
there this week..
Many bales of cotton have been
marketed at Chapin. the last two
weeks. Several days there were five
or six buyers on ground, prices paid
SECOND WEEK JURORS.
Following is the list of jurors to;
serve for the second week of the J
common pleas court, which will begin
It is necessary for
have your TEETE
Only the Most Moder
MY FRANK AND OPEt
Come to my office,
teeth without charge,
can be done, and tell
Special Prices f<
The CROWN and
1615 Main Street,
Phone 2426J Over Lever
: The Rose-Mar
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Columbia's exclusive mi
New York and Paris fall i
us before you buy.
We Trim Old H?
Corner Main and Lady St,
The Proprietor is a Lexinj
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1329 1-2 Main St. COLT
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g Hours 8 to 8. Si
J. Luther Crout, R. J. Hook, Charl
ton H. Shull, Perry L. Harmon, S.
Jacob Roof, Jason S. Shealy, 0. Moses
Price, Jacob P. Derrick, John A. H
Counts, Darling L. Jefcoat, Alfred
Gunter, Edward S. Ridgell, J. Hamp
Jumper,^Thomas J. Fulmer, J. Hudson
Price, J. A. Whitten, Arthur D. Ellisor,
Bennie O. Smith, Olin A. Lucas,
George P. Mack, Jno. N. Lindler, A.
M. Glaze, H. T. Wright, Charlie G.
Metz, Mark A. Corley, Lonnie L. Frye,
W. Furman WTiittle, H. Kinsler
Geiger, J. Burton Day, Walter E.
Rauch, Glenn W. Lever, John D.
Craps, Hugh E. Summer, R. B. Rawl,
C. C. Justus, Prank P. Rister.
A Rat Tliat Didn't Smell After Being
Dead For 3 Months.
'"I swear it was dead at least 3
months," said James Sykes, Butcher,
Westfield, X. J. "We saw this rat every
day. Put a cake of RAT-SNAP
'behind a barrell. Months later my
wife asked about the rat. Remembered
the barrel, looked behind it.
There was the rat?dead, not the
slightest odor." Three sizes, 25c, 50c,
$1.00. Sold and guaranteed by Harmon
Subscribe to the Dispatch-News, $1.50
rour good health to
[ in good condition
n Methods Employed
4 METHODS APPEAL.
I will examine your
show you just what
you what it will cost.
>r next 15 Days.
Columbia, S. C.
'<a Shop Sf-orp.
^ 1 ,
y Tea Room 5
12 to 3 I
5:30 to 8 | J
TON STREET It"
MARY A. WELLS I
illinery shop now showing
ind winter fashions. See
its at Small Cost
Etonian and Would like a
:on County Trade
?Y PAINLESS I
modern methods we will I
aove Teeth, Liver Nerves, 1
ill the most sensitive cavi- 1
without Pain or Bad After 1
to Out of Town Patients If
entai rariors i
JMB1A, S. C. Phone 586 I
;n and Moving Dental Exhibit |
undays 10 to 3 1