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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY,FEBRUARY 2, 1916 NO.48
SAYS ACTION IS NOT INSTANT
Gravitation, as Electrical Phenome
non, Explained by Scientist of
Gravitation is an electrical phenom
enon and does not act instantly across
space, but is transmitted with the ve
locity of light, thus coming from the
sun to the earth in eight minutes.
So says Prof. Thomas Jefferson
Jackson See, famous astronomer, in
his 600-word memoir entitled: "Elec
tro-dynamic Theory bf Magnetism and
of Universal Gravitation: Discovery
of the Cause of Gravitation, With
Proof That This Fundamental Force
of Nature Is Propagated With the Ve
locity of Light" He claims to have
discovered the secret of gravitation
and has put the information in the
hands of the Royal society of London.
Professor See ls an astronomer of j
note. He is a graduate of the Univer-1
sky of Missouri and has received the j
degree of Ph. D. from the University
bf Berlin, for which institution he was i
later an observer. He is now a naval j
observer for the United States govern
ment and is stationed at the Mare
Island navy yard.
Professor See holds that gravitation
ls due to elementary currents of elec- j
tricity circulating around noms of
matter. Ampere, the celebrated
French scientist, discovered In 1820
that two parallel currents of electric
ity floating in opposite directions re
pel. Following the lines first taken by
Ampere, Professor See has worked
out his theory of gravitation. i
TIN HAT IS INNOVATION
Designer Puts Forth Many Reasons
Why lt Should Be Accepted as
an Article of Attire.
The latest innovation in men's ap
parel has v been sprung by W. H. !
Whiting of Jonesboro, Me. It is a tin
hat, with a band made of copper. He
fashioned the natty headpiece him- j
self. It ls not only very light in !
weight, but he claims that it is cheap
er than a straw "bonnet," lasts longer
and is absolutely rainproof.
Whiting's tin hat has a luster all
Its own, something that takes the
shine off all other hats. It ls more
showy than Mambrino's helmet, made
famous by Don Quixote. Whiting's
hat is made of tin, common sheet tin,
the same kind of tin that baked beans
and sardines and tomatoes are put in. j
It is built on a 1915 model and no
fashionable youth of the town can
"put anything over" on him in the
matter of style. It is neat, hut not ?
gaudy, a tin body with a copper band,
not quite as brilliant as a ribbon with
college colors, but more substantial
and quite as attractive. At least, lt
attracts plenty of attention when
Whiting wears it on the streets. I
Career of Duke of the Abruzzl.
The Duke of the Abruzzi, command
er-in-chief of Italy's navy, comes of
a famous fighting house-the House
of Savoy. He is forty-two years old,
and is mainly known to the world as
an intrepid explorer, particularly as a
mountaineer. In 1897 he ascended the
frozen heights of Mount Elias in
Alaska, a feat, it is said, never 1
theretofore performed. Two years
later came his polar expedition, in
which he made a point farther north !
than Nansen had reached. This was '
followed by mountaineering feats in
Africa and among the Himalayas. In t
early boyhood the duke showed a
fondness for the sea, and entered the
Italian navy at the minimum age. He ;
was educated at the naval school at
Leghorn, and har had a most success- I
ful career as an officer of the fleet,
having risen in the service by his
own merits and industry.
Battle Famous in History.
The capture of Warsaw antedated !
by a day another historic anniversary ,
in German history, the battle of j
Woerth, August 6. 1870. Here the
French under Marshal McMahon,
fresh from their defeat hy the Prus- j
sians at Weissenburg, ten miles away,
were again overwhelmed by the vic- ?
torious Germans. The fiercest fight
ing occurred in the village of Fresch
weiler, which had to be stormed, the
struggle in the streets being of the
most desperate character as may be
judged by the fact that the Prussian
loss was 10,000 and the French 8,000
with 9,000 prisoners.
Replacing Fallen Soldiers.
Even if the number of permanently |
invalided equaled a million more, this j
drain would have little effect. Half ?
of the world's population is less than ;
twenty-one years of age." Out of three
or four hundred million of people now
at war, the number of young men who I
will have within the year become of
military age will far exceed the num- j
ber killed and disabled. And it ls
absurd to say that this means no j
reparation of fighting strength be- 1
cav.se wars have always been fought '
in large part by boys.-Carl Snyder
in Collier's Weekly.
One Cost of Tuberculosis.
In a pamphlet on "What Tubercu- j
losls Costs in Wages," the National
Association for the Study and Preven
tion of Tuberculosis says that an in
vestigation of 500 cases in Boston
shows that these men lost more than
$425,000 in wages as a result of this
"Father," said the small boy, "what
is a Jingo?"
"A jingo, my son, is a man who is
perfectly willing to start a fight, if
someone else will Attend to the subte?
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jj By PAYN? MORRIS. |
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Mr. Peck didn't realize that it was
Monday until he was upon his own
pavement. When the fact crashed up
on him with stunning force, he began
nervously to unbutton his coat. By
the time he was in the living room
both coat and waistcoat were, off and
he was hurriedly turning back his
cuffs. He knew there would be a
checked apron behind the kitchen door
and a note concerning dinner on a nail
above the sink. It was club day. and
he knew that that meant that when
Mrs. Peck returned at 6:30 she would
expect dinner to be ready to serve.
Mr. Peck found the apron and read
the note. "Great days!" he exploded.,
"Chicken a la king, page 76 in the I
cook book, potatoes au gratin, page
104, banana fritters-you know how-'
the dessert's made (on ice), cucumber
and tomato salad, French dressing.
Put down the lace mats and yellow
candles and an extra place. I'm hav
A staccato knock sounded upon the
kitchen door, and Mr. Peck opened it
A young woman stood there-a very
pretty young woman. Even in. Mr.
Peck's perturbed state of mind, he had
enough gallantry to fling the door'
quite wide and say pleasantly: "Good i
evening. Won't yoi come in?"
She nodded appreciatively and
stepped into the kitchen. "I am Mrs. |
Harmon from next door. I came in to:
see if Mrs. Peck could lend me a
"If you'll Just sit down, 111 go look
in the pantry. Mrs. Peck is out and
I'm getting dinner."
"Oh, how cute! Imagine my Harry'
getting his own dinner! I can just
see him in an apron!" She threw back ?
her head and laughed merrily.
The laugh was very contagious and
Mr. Peck smiled. He wanted to hear
her laugh some more. "Besides," he
added proudly, "I'm not only getting
my own dinner, but that of my wife
Mr. Peck procured the lemon and
was holding the door open for her!
when a happy thought struck him.
"Do you know how to make chicken a
la king?" he asked.
"Heavens! Do you have to make
"Yes, and-wait, 111 read you the
"You poor man!" when he had fin
ished. "You never can do that in the
world. It's almost six now."
Mr. Peck looked at his watch anx
iously. "So it is! Why, I'd no idea
it was so late."
"Don't you want me to stay and !
help? I'd love to, if-if you don't tell."
Mr. Peck promised with suspicious
So Mr. Peck and his pretty neighbor
dissected chicken, made cream dress
ing, grated cheese, made batter and
altogether were so busy for the next
half hour that neither had time to
Mr. Peck set the table while the
fritters were frying. He knew where
to find things-lace mats and all.
"Well, Mr. Peck, I guess it's time I
was going. The whole dinner's ready
to serve." She laughed amiably.
Mr. Peck turned the knob of the
kitchen door when he had thanked
his neighbor for her heaven-sent help.
The door stuck. He turned the knob
the other way. Still it stuck. He rat
tled the knob and kicked the door. No
use! He looked anxiously at his watch.
Six-thirty! "Ifs time for Tillie, Mrs.
Hannon, and the door doesn't seem to
open. Will you try the front way?"
"I'll have to, I guess. Wouldn't it be
dreadful if I'd meet Mrs. Peck!"
"You're just right, it would!"
snapped a woman's voice from the
shadow of the front hall. "You didn't
hear me come in, eh, John? Well, here
I am! And the gentleman I've brough'
with me will be just as interested as 1
am, I guess." Mrs. Peck reached for
the switch in tbe living room and
turned on the light.
"Harry!" gasped Mrs. Harmon. "You
didn't'tell me you were coming here
tonight. I didn't expect to see you."
"No, I guess you didn't!" said Mrs.
Peck. "This is a pretty how do you
Mrs. Harmon looked nervously from
one to the other. Then she made the
speech of her life.
"Don't you dare to speak to me un
til I'm through, Mrs. Peck, nor you
either, Harry Hermon. You are both
so busy with clubs and lectures you
forget you have homes-both of you.
I came in here to borrow a lemon for
my solitary supper. 1 ought to be ac
customed to them, but I'm not. This
poor man here was panic-stricken for
fear he couldn't cook the meal he'd
been ordered to get. So I offered to
help and I did What's more, you've
no more business being out with my
husband than I have trying to kill my
self for yours. So there!" She rushed
for the door sobbing.
Harry caught her in his arms, say
ing remorsefully: "Wait a minute,
Toots! See nere! I nave been a
selfish old cad, but I promise to reform
this minute. You're a little peach,
that's what you are. There-that's
better, dry your eyes, dearie."
Mr8. Peck surveyed her husband
with contrition. "John Peck, take off
that apron and don't you ever put on
another as long as you live or go into
that kitchen either. Mrs. Harmon, \
have yoa any appetite for your own '
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Ticker Agent, Edgefield, S. C.
Mrs. Jay McGee, of Steph
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Make the Old Suits
We are better prepared
than ever to do first-class
work in cleaning and press
ing of all kinds. Make your
old pants or suit new by let
ing us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
Special attention given to La
dies' Silk Waists and Skirts.
Edgefield Pressing Club
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The experience of scores of own
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