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WHAT CAUSED HER SURPRISE
Would Almost Seem That This Woman
Had Idea Sailors Never Washed
The waiting room of thc Lons Island
railroad side of the Pennsylvania ter
minal was not even crowded the other
afternoon when four fashionably
gowned women, two of them carrying
large knitting bags, entered from the
train platform. The woman who was
burdened with the largest bag immedi
ately led the way toward a bench
where an American seaman in the uni
form of the navy sat reading a book.
Without warning the women took seats
on either side of him and besieged him
"I am so interested in you sailor
boys," said the leader emphasizing the
"We're so interested," corrected the
youngest of the four.
"My," said the third and apparently
next youngest, "you've been in the navy
four years. I can tell it by the stripes
on your sleeves. Have you been to sea
The man grinned. "Quite a bit," he
Then followed c volley of questions
that would have bewildered an oracle.
The seaman was asked about the coast
of Africa and the cost of tobacco, the
climate in Brazil and the storms on the
Finally the owner of the largest and
heaviest knitting bag made herself
heard above the others.
"Ain't you a third-class gunner?"
"Uh-huh," was the answer.
"And do you tell me that you've been
in the navy for four years?" was the
"Uh-huh." said the seaman.
"Four long years," she commented,
"and my, how clean your uniform is."
The seaman when last seen was a
passenger on a train. He was holding
his head.-New York Times.
Airplane of the Future.
We have no logical right to think
that our flying machines of today are
more than the crudest caricatures of
tbe airplanes of the future, says a
writer in the Scientific American. We
engineers are a little apt to become so
engrossed in our Immediate difficulties
of design that we da not see further
ahead than is suggested by our own
ideas and make predictions for th?
future that only follow along the lines
of progress that we' can clearly see.
The writer has often been asked if
he thinks that flying will even become
an ordinary means of travel. His
answer is that he does not think, but
that ho knows it will become so. Ten
years ago to attempt to fly from place
to place was considered suicide: five
years ago it was an adventure: today
to many of us it is a very ordinary
affair. A few years more and we shall
laugh to think of the airplanes of
which we are now so proud. We shall
shudder at the risks we ran and we
shall travel with comfort, speed and
Everybody is Hooverizing.
"How things have chained!" said
the man as they left the Joneses,
where they had been playing cards.
"Yes, indeedy," answered his wife.
"There was a time, and that not sc
very long ago. when it would have
been bad form to talk of the cost of
the food set before you. But now the
person who can give you pleasant-tast
ing food at the least cost is the per
son most looked up to."
"Not only that," said the husband,
"but people who won't economize are
looked on as something too cheap for
words. You heard what they said to
night about the Blanks, who are 'sick
and tired of Hooverizing?' I tell you
this country is waking up. We have
got to feel and act alike these days."
"Well. I should hope so," said the
wife. "I'd like to know where we
would be if the boys over there got
'sick and tired of fighting for us.' The
England's Birds Are Hungry.
In the gardens where no bird-table
attracts its feathered pensioners the
silent absence of bird-life is almost
oppressive; but the birds did not de
part before necessity compelled. Some
times grim fate stalked in the thin
shrubbery whence now and again the
household cat has emerged : but more
often your garden birds have migrated
afield because they had exhausted the
possibilities of their homo. See down
the length of the garden wall a foot
wide space had been absolutely cleared
of dead leaves by blackbird and thrush,
who had tossed them to one side in
their search for wintering insect life.
Look closer and you will see that prob
ing bills have worked a little crevice
ell the way .between the earth ami the
wall. See, every square inch of un
covered frozen 'ground is dusty from
the innumerate pecks of hungry lit
tle beaks.-London Times.
Sees Whale as Popular Food.
But the whale has overcome the pre
judice against him, dating, no doubt,
frem the day Jonah first told his story.
Admiral Peary is heart and soul for
the whale. He siys : "There will be an
intense practical advantage to this
movement if we can ever get the
American people to substitute whale
meat for beef, mutton and pork. It
can be kept indefinitely in tin cans the
way they are now putting it up for the
market. There have long been such
canneries on the coast of Labrador,
and there used to be some on the New
foundland coast, but the Newfoundland
canneries have gone out of business,
being unable to compete with the
Labrador plants, which get the whales
at less cost."
Honor Roll of States That Have
Ratified Federal Prohibi
tion Amendment and
. Date of Ratification.
1. Mississippi, January 8.
2 Virginia, January 10.
3 Kentucky, January 14.
4 South Carolina, January 23.
5. North Dakota, January 25.
6. Maryland, February 13.
7. Montana, February 19.
8. Texas, March 4. '
9. Delaware, March 18.
10. South Dakota, March* 20.
Prohibition States and Territo
ries and Date of Going
Maine (Con.) __ _.' __ __1S51
North Dakota (Con.)_1SS9
North Carolina (Stat.) __ __1909
Mississippi (Stat.) __ __ __1909
Tennessee (Stat.) _._1909
West Virginia (Con.)_1914
Alabama (Stat.) __ ._ __ __1915
Arizona (Con,)__. __ __1915
Colorado (Con.) __ __ _. __1916
Oregon Con.) __ __ __ __ __1916
South Carolina (Stat.)_1916
Nebraska (Con.) __ __ __1917
South Dakota (Con.)_1917 |
District of Columbia (Stat.) __1917
Indiana (Stat.)_..April, 191S
Michigan (Con.) _ _ April 30, 19IS
New Hampshire (Stat.) May 1, 19IS
Montana (Con.) _. Dec. 31, 191S
New Mexico (Con:) __ Oct. 1, 1918
Texas (Stat.) __ ..June 27, 1918
Porto Rico _. __ ..March 2, 1918
States Having Temperance
Day in Public Schools.
Alabama, Tennessee, Kansas, New
Mexico, Oregon, North Dakota, Mis
souri, South Dakota, South Carolina.
The Flag Salute.
."I pledge allegiance to my flag |
and to the republic for which it
stands-one nation indivisible, with
liberty and justice for all."
State and Senatorial Campaign
The following is the schedule for
State and Senatorial campaign meet
ings as arranged by the State execu
tive committee :
Winnsboro, Tuesday, June IS.
Chester, Wednesday, June 19.
York, Thursday, June 20.
Lancaster, Friday, . June 21.
Camden, Saturday, June 22.
Chesterfield, Tuesday, June 25.
Bennettsville. Wednesday, June
Darlington, Thursday June 27
Bishopville, Friday, June 28.
Sumter, Saturday, June 29.
St. Matthews, Monday, July 1.
Orangeb: rg, Tuesday, July 2.
St. George, Wednesday, July 3.
Columbia, Thursday, July 4.
Manning, Monday, July 15.
Dillon, Tuesday, July 16.
Florence, Wednesday, July 17.
Conway, Thursday, July 18.
Marion, Friday, July 19.
Kingstree, Saturday, July 20.
Georgetown, Monday, July 22.
Monck's Corner, Tuesday, July 23.
Charleston, Wednesday, July 24.
Walterboro, Thursday, July 25.
Ridgeland, Friday, July 26.
Beaufort, Saturday, July 27.
Hampton, Monday, July 29.
Barnwell, Tuesday, July 30.
Bamberg, Wednesday, July 31.
Aiken, Thursday, August 1.
Edgefield, Friday, August 2.
Saluda, Saturday, August 3.
Lexington, Tuesday, August 6.
Newberry, Wednesday August 7.
Laurens, Thursday, August 8.
Greenwood, Friday, August 9.
Abbeville, Saturday, August 10.
McCormick, Tuesday, Auggust 13.
Anderson, Wednesday, August 14.
Walhalla, Thursday, August 15.
Pickens, Friday, August 16.
Greenville, Saturday, August 17.
Union, Wednesday, August 21.
Gaffney, Thursday, August 22.
Spartanburg, Friday, August 23.
Barnwell, Tuesday, June 18.
Hampton, Wednesday, June 19.
Beaufort, Thursday, June 20.
Ridgeland, Friday, June 21.
Walterboro, Saturday, June 22
Bamberg, Tuesday, June 25.
Aiken, Wednesday, June 26.
Edgefield, Thursday, June 27.
Saluda, Friday, June 28.
Lexington, Saturday, June 29.
Newberry, Tuesday, July 2.
Laurens, Wednesday, July 3.
Greenwood, Thursday, July 4.
McCormick, Friday, July 5.
Abbeville, Saturday, July 6.
Anderson, Monday, July 15.
Walhalla, Tuesday, July 16
Pickens, Wednesday, July 17.
Greenville, Thursday, July 18.
Unionv Friday, July 19.
Spartanburg, Saturday, July 20.
Gaffney, Tuesday, July 23.
York, Wednesday, July 24.
Lancaster, Thursday, July 25.
Chester, Friday July 26.
Winnsboro, Saturday, July 27.
Camden, Tuesday, July 30.
Chesterfield, Wednesday-, July 31
Bennettsville, Thursday, August 1.
Darlington, August, 2.
> Bishopville, Saturday, August 3.
Sumter, Tuesday, August 6.
Dillon, Wednesday, August 7
Conway, Thursday, August 8.
Marion, Friday, August 9.
Florence, Saturday, August, 10.
Manning, Tuesday, August 13.
Kingstree, Wednesday, August 14.
Georgetown, Thursday, August 15
Monck's Corner, Friday, August
Charleston, Saturday, August 17.
St. George, Tuesday, August 20.
Orar.geburg, Wednesday, August
St. Matthews, Thursday, August
Columbia, Friday, August 23.
A young Kentuckian, formerly a
resident of Washington, now a gun
ner's mate in the United States Navy
writes these verses.
Here's to the Blue of the wind-swept
When we meet on the fields of
May the spirit of Grant be with you
As the sons of the North advance.
And here's to the gray of the sun
When we meet on the fields of
May the spirit of Lee be with you all
As thc sons of the South adyanc?.
And here's to the Blue and the Gray
as one, -1
When we meet on the fields of
May the spirit of God be with us all
As the sons of the Flag advance.
The United States government has
prohibited the sale or use of alcohol
ic liquors on the Island of Guam
after July 1.
Why you should use
Cardui, the woman's
tonic, for your troubles,
have been shown in
thousands of letters from
actual users of this medi
cine, who speak ' from
personal experience. If
the results obtained by
other women for so many
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, I
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."
-F o r
J. T. HARLING
Bank of Edgefield, S. C.
LOST-On Friday an Automobile
tire, 34x4 between Edgefield and
Gaines, or between Gaines and B. A.
Hunters. Tire was on rack. Reward
if returned to G. McG. Smith, Green
wood, S. C.
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