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Mrs. Ennett Writes Again
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aside and asked him to lend him some
-rooney; offered to put up his watch
and was . all around most gentleman
ly about it, but Mr. Ennett had no
money to lend. I knew there was
something besides our V'charming"
?company behind his courteous at
tentions. As we did not lend him any,
.we are likely not to see him again.
I .must stop to get ready for din
ner now and will finish this letter to
morrow. With love to each of you,
and yourself before all,
The Strand, London, England,
Strand Palace Hotel,
January 6, 1921.
IMy deavest Mother:
These last two days have been
?pent looking over art galleries.
There are so many wonderful paint
ings to be seen that it seems positive
ly a desecration to give so little time
' .to each. At the same time many of
.ihem that are so familiar to me from
having studied so much about them
ihat it facilitates matters very much.
.For every minute's time I ever spent
in studying pictures, I am now being
compensated and my only regret is
ihat I did not spend more time at it. I
My favorites have been Sir Joshua
Reynolds, Gainsboro, Murillo, Ru-j
bens, Rembrant and Titian. Of course ?
Michael Angelo should be included
in these, but so far I have seen only
.two of his.
There are many things we find
disappointing after having heard so
much of them, but not so with these'
pictures. I do not believe there j
breathes a soul that would not feel |
the presence of genius in the mar-1
velous beauty before them. Tell Cle
ora I saw our little favorite "The
Age of Innocence" in the original,
and it is as perfect as can be pictur
ed, and I love it, though there are so
many grander subjects still than this.
Those I saw yesterday were in the
National Art Gallery up on Trafal
gar Square and quite an easy walk I
from this hotel, so I shall go back |
. ?.there every spare minute to be found. '
Today we went to Hampton Court.
This is a palace which belonged to
Cardinal Wolsey and was given by
iiim to Henry VIII. Since then it has
$>een the property of the reigning
monarch, but is no longer used by:
?them as a residence. Queen Victoria ?
.opened it to the public and it is a
.great educational opportunity for all j
.who are able to visit it. Its art gal
?lerics are almost equal to the Nation- '
ral and the gardens surrounding it are !
.wonderful, they fairly take your
i It gives you a weird sort of feel
ing to be standing in the haunts of i
those old kings and queens and gos- j :
diping about them with caretakers. |
So much for pomp and precedence;;]
the prince and beggar alike have but ]
one common end-death-and yet (
"we mortals are always striving for j
the glories' of the world, when the 1
experience of the ages teaches us it j
leads nowhere; that nothing matters ]
but righteousness in the sight of
lt was interesting to look over the
.''banqueting hall of Henry VIII where ^
on one side he danced and caroused
by turns with each of his six wives,
and on the other is the chapel where
his pious (?) soul exercised itself
with devotions. I rather think his time .
in that chapel was spent in planning .
for poor Anne Boleyn and Katheryn
Howard to part with their heads.
The ride to Hampton Court in it
self was most interesting. It is four- (
teen miles from London and gives *
:the tourist fine views of the suburbs.
'We rode in the second story of a bus
?most of the way, then transferred to !
..a "tram car" meaning what we call a '
street car. (
It was rather cold riding so far in '
the open, but when everything ?3 new ]
to the eye, what matters a small thing 1
like that, as the natives are welcome 1
.to the inside. It was possible to see '
a bit of country life in a way, and J
there was a general impression of 1
wonderful green fields and gardens ?
;all showing the work of expert gar- 1
We returned by rail, however, as it *
ls much quicker and more comfort- 1
able*. It was good to get back to the ?
hotel even if the rooms were filled J
with the inexhaustible crowd of
smokers and tea and beer drinkers '
and enlivened always by fine orches- 1
The waiter told me at dinner he
knew I was an American because I
always called for water at every
.meal. This started a discussion *on our
-prohibition laws in America. He
-thought we ought to take down the
Statue of Liberty for as long as we
-<Jiad prohibition, and could not believe
we meant to stick to it. I tald him ,
prohibition was in the old U. S. A.
for keeps and furthermore when Eng
land had advanced as far as we were,
she would be glad to copy us. He
answered, "Yet I know you feel that
a little drink cheers you up Madame,
for I see that sometimes you take a
glass of beer." Well, I told him it
is so hard to get a glass af water here
that one must drink something or die
of thirst. That is true. You can hard
ly get enough water to keep going.
They seem to think it is for bathing
Well, I will say goodnight for to
day's adventures have made me tired
enough to enjoy my "downy couch."
With much love to all and the largest
part for you.
Strand Palace Hotel,
The Strand, London, England,
January 8, 1921.
My dearest Mother: .
London has been giving us a taste
of its notoriously bad weather; if it
is not raining, the fog and mist keep
our expectations ready for anything
akin to a cloud burst every minute,
and its either to stay at home or a
case of joining the ducks. In spite
of this drawback we still manage to
see something interesting every day.
Yesterday we strolled round to
No. 10 Downing Street to pay our
respects to Lloyd-George. We rather
hoped he would chance to go in or
out before we left, but no such luck.
The only celebrity stirring around
was Bonar Law, and the sight of
him was better than no celebrity at
all. There were more policemen about
than any one else and they did not
seem in the pleasantest frame of
mind over it. Their duties are just
about doubled everywhere since the
Irish situation has been so serious,
but it was rather surprising to find
them guarding Lloyd-George, yet as
ready to criticize and abuse him as
we would our President.
One of them said he was "the great
est political twister of the age." As
there was no chance to see him, the
next best was to gossip with his
guards, so we made the most of it.
This morning we had early break
fast and walked down "'The Mall"
through the Admiralty ?rch then to
Buckingham Palace to witness the
change of the guards there. It is very
hard for an American to take so
much ceremony seriously. In fact,
the English are so close kin to us
that I can't believe they regard it
much better. I asked one what it was
all about. He shrugged his shoulders
and said "Just one of Britain's Free
Shows." Anyway it was pretty and
very inspiring; the band plays and
back of it march all the soldiers go- ;
ing off duty, while new ones marched
forward to the palace to take their :
Some of them are the "Horse
Guards" wearing most gorgeous uni
forms; those coming off in red, while
the relief have on a most beautiful
alue. The whole "get-up" would lay '<
Barnum and Bailey in the shade any
lay. There is much marching and mil- '
tary manoeuvres that would take a :
srigadier general to describe, and as '
t miss that so far, I must leave the
:est to your imagination. ,
Thc thing* that interested and i
unused me most was to watch the i
nen bare their heads or salute as ?
;he flag passed by at the head of the
:olumn. I don't believe we could ever |
ret Americans to be like that, though (
t is rather nice you know. .
The only member of the royal fam- y
ly at Buckingham Palace right now ?
s the Prince of Wales. I can't im
igine what would happen if the king i
vere present. He will be up soon to
>pen Parliament with all ceremony, (
md perhaps I shall have another tale j
Today we went to visit Windsor
Castle, which is about an hour's ride J
jy rail. The state apartments are j
jpen to the public when the Royal j
Family is absent. We also visited the ,
royal stables and I don't think King .
Seorge has much on our Whitney ,
neighbors in Aiken. Of course I j
;hink it is a great opportunity to be
permitted to see inside of Windsor
Castle, and it was a grand sight to
i, nobody like me, but for a king and ,
^ueen to charge for the privilege
seems downright cheap to my demo
cratic soul. Furthermore every official
jut there expects a. tip, and makes '
you feel like a criminal if they don't
Last night we went to John Gals
worthy's play called "The Shin 1
Game." It is very artistic. In fact I
have never seen a play in New York
near so well done, though I suppose
others have. It is a fine play in the
first place, done by an artist in his :
line, anc? I have a feeling that this
sort of thing is better "put on" than
Don't fail to start a letter to me
to Paris, No. ll Rue Scribe. Your
letter and Cleora's arrived last night.
They came on the Olympic Wednes
day. It is certainly a joy to hear from
home which you can never realize
till you get this far away.
Guess I'll stop and go to the "Win- J
ter Garden" a while. There the band
plans and you watch the crowds, the
ladies smoking and drinking with the
gentlemen. You know that though it
sounds and looks awful, I don't be
lieve these women are a bad lot. They
are not as a rule pretty, and nothing
like so trim and stylish as car New
York sisters, so I suppose they should
be allowed some indulgence.
With all my love,
Notes From the County Agent.
County Agent Carwile has asked
me to call attention to the article
printed elsewhere in this issue titled
"Call the County Agents." It was
gotten out by Mr. D. W. Watkins, of
Clemson College, to better acquaint
those who are not familiar with this
branch of agricultural work so as to
show them the real importance' at
tached to County Agent work, hoping
that the few pessimistic knockers
will become users and supporters of
the County Agent.
Also, we desire to call your atten
tion to the article from Clemson Col
lege, printed elsewhere, that brings
out the best varieties of cotton and
grain as shown hy the various experi
ments over the State.
The County Agent says that it is
not yet too late to put out a home
orchard, though the earlier settings
usually do better. He can save you
money on your orders.
The spray to control the San Jose
scale must be put on within the next
few weeks, before the pink of the
buds begin to show. See the County
Agent at once if you want to do any
of this work. It will pay to follow the
recommended spray calendar for all
fruit trees, so as to control scale,
worms and rots. Fruit is too precious
to waste during these hard times.
The farmers of the McBee section
have organized to develop the peach
industry and berry industry. Part
of Edgefield county has a great soil
for these crops, and they might help
to make a more balanced, diversified
farming system. A few farmers of
this county have been talking of
fruit and more fruit. What say you?
"Call the County Agents."
Clemson College, January 8.-Do
you want to start a home or com
mercial orchard or to spray properly
and prune the old trees?
Are you having trouble with yourj
livestock in any way or is it that they
are simply not profitable?
Is there some bug or worm or
spider attacking your field or garden.|
Are you dissatisfied with the seed
you have been planting?
Are you sure you are following
the best method of fertilization for
your type of soil and crop?
Is the boll rot, cotton wilt, tomato
wilt of other plant disease rendering
your effort at profitable farming
Have you finally decided to grow
?nough feed for yourself and family
instead of buying them, and are you
in doubt as to what crop and what
icreage you should plant?
Do you know the best method of
preparing, planting and harvesting
?ach of the crops?
If you know this, do you know
where you can obtain the necessary
amount of disease-free seed?
If any of these crops happen to be
legumes (and some of them will be),
io you know where to obtain most
?conomically and how to use proper
ly the right inoculation for each le
If you are thinking of buying some
fertilizers, or lime, or seed, or pure
bred livestock, or wire fencing, had
it occurred to you that the county
agent might be able to assist you in
making up a co-operative order with
ather farmers who have the same
plans, at a saving to all?
Is there anything you need that is
abtainable from your state agricul
tural college or from the United
States Department of Agriculture?
Have you got some boys that ought
to be enlisted in a pig club or a corn
club or some other kind of club?
Are you a progressive-minded cit
izen living in a backward community
wanting to enlist someone to help
diagnose and remedy the trouble?
Then, CALL THE COUNTY
The county agent is a professional
man having a knowledge of the
sciences bearing on agriculture, says
D. W. Watkins, assistant director of
the Extension Service, and farmers
who do not use him and find him a
course of information and profit sim
ply have not learned what to expect j
of him and how to use him.
Everything black is not a shroud;
. Don't worry and be repining;
No matter how dark the cloud,
Behind it the sun is shining.
Don't worry; just say "I reckon
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Automobiles for the undertaker
But worry is his best friend.
Don't worry; this much I will infer
That worry if you but knew
Is the devils' recruiting officer
That's working up his crew.
Don't worry; it just doubles the dose,
Makes your burden heavy to bear;
Remember, you'll reach your last
Soon enough without worry or care
So let worry go to the devil;
Let's work from, sun to sun
With a hoe, plow, pick or shovel,
Make 1921 a plenty one.
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