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about 350,000 population. For those
in search of the quaint and odd, this
is the place, for there is no telling
ever what may turn up next. A gar
den here and there different from any
other garden in the world, with foun
tains, statuary, and the most wonder
ful flowers-jap?nicas, daffodils and
geraniums all in full bloom. Next
will be a castle or palace which al
ways looks deserted, and churches,
cathedrals and fine monuments.
But these must be viewed along
with filth and bad smells and a degen
erateclass of people. This must be
"the twilight age of kings" as the
palaces are all deserted or occupied
now by banks.
On his arrival the first object of
interest pointed out to the tourist of
the cemetery which seems to prove
the truth of the old adage that "the
best part of Italy lies under the
ground!." We found when we went
there that it is really the most re-1 ?
markable place of the kind in the
world. The G?noise take great pride
in the place and each family seem:; :
to vie with his neighbor in trying to :
see how expensive a monument he
can put there to the dead. The dead
are not buried. They are put in huge 1
vaults, the body being slipped in like
a drawer of a piece of furniture. My ?
private opinion is that it would be i
better for the community if they |
spent a little more money on the liv- 1
ing and cut down expenses on the i
We get quantities of fruit and all \
so cheap-dates and tangerines, figs J ]
etc., but the cooking is very inferior j
to the French. Though nobody can
cook like the French, there is more
to eat here and cheaper Yet this
whole crowd of inn-keepers are a set
of cheats and swindlers. No matter ,
how you watch them change irancs
into lire or how iron clad a bargain
you make, they are smooth enough to
?"get" you in the deal.
With best love to all of you,
Royal Victoria Hotel,
K Pisa, Italy, 1
February 2nd, 1921. y
We left Genoa "the city of Marble !
Palaces" as it is called, today, and I
was not altogether sorry to leave it, J1
as a strike of the tram cars was pend- I
ing and the streets were blocked with
soldiers and ilde workmen. The only
other place of special interest beside
the Marble Palaces was the "Campo
Santo," the finest burial ground in 1
Italy, and so far as I know, it may '
be the finest in the world. I
The trip from Genoa to Pisa is .
right through the Alps mountains and j.
at least half the distance is under
them, for tunnels make up half the '
scenery. What views we could snatch ,
?were the usual ones of vines,.orange J
groves and flowers, and more beauti- j
ful flowers of every variety I have j
never seen. Roses, geraniums and .car- J
nations are in full bloom everywhere
in the open air. Another interesting
sight was passing the marble mines
or Carrara. I have heard all my life
of Carrara marbles as the finest in j
the world,, and I can add. my verdict
that the hills seem covered with snow
wherever it is dug out all through
Although Pisa is not a seaport, it J
reminds me somewhat of Genoa, for I
the similiarity is in the age of both,
and the bad smells and dirty looking
.people. There are no sidewalks to j
speak of in either, and pedestrians,
push-carts, carriages and automobiles
all go along "he same way. Of course j
there is a general mix-up and there
would probably be many accidents
anywhere else, but here nobody hur
ries, and one vehicle quietly waits for
the other to get out of the way, so
there are no collisions to worry over.
Pisa is situated on the Arno and
has three objects of interest to at
tract the tourist:
First, is the "Leaning Tower"
which started on its "downward
course" ages ago, but its present po
sition is due to an earthquake, and
it was not complete till six centuries
later on. Next is the Baptistry, and
last the beautiful Cathedral of Piaz
za del Duomo. Ail these stand near
together, so we had no trouble in find
ing them and looking them over this
afternoon. On the way we visited
some studios of artists who were at
work on statuary made of this beauti
ful Carrara marble. This work is the
chief industry of Pisa, and in spite
of the dirt of the streets, it raises the
people in your estimation as you
watch them chisel out forms of ex
quisite beauty from blocks of marble.
There is a school here for training
these people to this work, taking them
in childhood and year by year adding
to their skill, till they are able to
produce the perfect art as we now
see it. There is no question about
their genius, but some are naturally
more endowed than others, and these
become master-workmen. I wish I
could bay some of their statuettes,
which are simply beautiful and not
high-pri:ed, copies of famous Cupids,
Venuses or Apollos, but the trouble
is getting them home after carrying
them half over Europe.
Ever since we entered Italy, these
people have repelled me, for they
have such ugly, villainous faces, but
since I have seen those beautiful
pieces of statuary, I feel different.
They must have some good in them
to be able to create such gems of art,
yet their streets smell of all sorts of
vile odors and their houses are per
vaded with the smell of garlic, onions
and unsavory cooking. The bulk of
these cities remind me of the slums
of New York, they are so miserably
poor and unsanitary.
The conn'ast between this people
and their beautiful land of sunshine,
flowers and works of art, is so marked
that I sometimes wonder as I watch
them, if the United States is not
making a grave error in admitting
them so freely in our own iand of
good, clean, Americans. I went
through one of their universities at
Genoa, and even that was dirty and
smelled as bad as the streets. I am
sorry for them and realize how hard
their lives must be over here, but I
would prefer to keep the odors on
this side of the Atlantic.
We have all the fruit we can eat,
as is it- served almost entirely for
dessert, so'wc can always fall back on
that if the food begins to get too
bad. However, this is a very nice ho
tel, and while I do net like Italian
rookery, they gave us-a fine dinner
with -beefsteak! The first I
lave tasted since I landed in Eu
Well, goodnight and God bless you.
Take Millionaire Under Liquor
Tampa, Fla., March 20.-Charges
)f conspiracy to violate the Volstead
ict will be pressed against Harry S.
Black, New York millionaire, and his
;wo negro empleyees before the fed
eral grand jury, United States Attor
?ey Herbert S. Phillips for the South
ern district of Florida, said here to
lay. According to Mr. Phillips, the
*rand jury will meet in Miami the
ast Monday in April to take up the
Miami, Fla., March 20.-Harry St.
."rancis Black, New York multi-mil
ionaire, rearrested last night in
West Palm Beach under the state li
juor laws on orders from Gov. Carey
\. Hardee, was released today when
Edward C. Romfh, president of the
First National Bank of Miami, and
Theodore G. Houser, trustee of the
jame bank, appeared and gave" their
personal bond of $1,000 for Black
ind $1,000 for the negro porter em
iloyed on Black's private Pullman
Black, who was taken into custody
?arly last Thursday morning after
?ocal and federal authorities had
raided his private car and seized 55
jases of liquor stored in it, was re
cased Friday by United States Com
missioner John M. Graham. J^?R.
Mandley, the negro porter, testified
it the hearing that he had placed the
iquor aboard without Black's knowl
Although Black was still under $50
bond to appear in Coconut Grove po
?cecourt tomorrow, he left imme
diately after his hearing here.
Yesterday Governor Hardee tele
graphed Sheriff Allen of Dade county
asking information as to the dispo
sition of the case and in a later mes
sage informed the sheriff that Black's
release by federal authorities did not
axonerate him under the state laws.
The sheriff at once swore out war
rants for Black and his porter, J. R.
Mandley, and wired the West Palm
Beach authorities to hold the mil
lionaire. Black supplied a cash bond
of $2,000 for himself and porter.
This bond will be returned to him to
day ,being automatically cancelled by
that of the Miami bankers.
Black and his car returned to Mi
ami this morning.
When Black appeared in Coconut
Grove police court he also will face
a charge of storing liquor in a shack
near here on Biscayne Bay, said to
be owned by him.
She States It Mildly.
While suffering with a severe at
tack of the grip and threatened with
pneumonia, Mrs. Annie H. Cooley,
of Middlefield, Conn., began using
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and
was very much benefitted by its use.
The pains in the chest soon disappear
ed, the cough became loose, expecto
ration easy and in a short time she
was as well as ever. Mrs. Cooley says
she cannot speak too highly in praise
of this remedy.
Make Life Clean and Joyous.
The "fourteen points" cf the "Wo
man's Auxiliary of the Episcopal
Church in the United States, are be
ing printed everywhere. They
part of an "appeal for a nationwide
return to sanity and right living
order that the lives of all the peopl
may be clean and joyous," as well
?'a denouncement of present con
Lions." These fourteen points hav
we believe, been given before in thesi
columns, but they will bear repeti
Silence vulgar conversations.
Avoid improper drinking.
Cease painting your face.
Shun suggestive motion picture
Eliminate promiscuous dance hall
Ban immoral plays.
Bar salacious literature.
Beware of the general indifferenc
to reasonable safeguard of prop1
Make life clean and joyous.
The Florida Times-Union regards
these appeals as being made to the
elders more than to the young people,
saying: " There is nothing that pa
rents of today need to do so much
as to have regard for their personal
conduct, especially, as they are set
i.ngcxamples for their children. What
:an be expected of children whose pa
rents desregard the niceties of life
"Generally speaking it will be well
for all people to decide to make these
"fourteen points" as put forth by
the woman's auxiliary, their individ
ual guide to conduct. Their observ
ance will not only help their own
lives to be "clean and joyous" but
will have a very decided influence for
good on the younger members of the
family and of society of today."
This Woman's Auxiliary has under
taken a splendid work, and its effort
is sure to result in good. There is in
the world today-in our world-too
pronounced a departure from the
simplicity and purity of langauge and
manners. It is, propably, more notice
able among the young people. How
ever, the young people will not go far
astray, and will not remain long
astray, if their elders proceed along
the lines of refinement and purity in
this conduct.-Augusta Chronicle.
Many persons, otherwises
vigorous and healthy, are'
bothered occasionally with
Indigestion. The effects of a
disordered stomach on the
system are dangerous, and
prompt treatment of indiges
tion is important. "The only
medicine I have needed has
been -something to aid diges
tion and clean the liver,"
writes Mr. Fred Asbby, a
McKinney, Texas, farmer.
"My medicine is
a Thedford's a
for indigestion and stomach
trouble of any kind. I have
never found anything that
touches the spot, like Black
Draught. I take lt in broken
doses after meals. For a long
time I tried pills, which grip
ed and didn't give the good
results. Black-Draught liver
medicine is easy to take, easy
to keep, inexpensive."
Get a package from your
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insist upon Thedford's-the
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Uncle Nallian was the first to agi
tate the question of getting Billy mar
ried, and the rest of the Cummings
family followed the idea like a fox
hound the scent of the anise bas.
Billy was twenty-eight, well estab
lished in his profession, the law-un
usually well established, in fact, bur
then, Billy was a little bit "unusually
well" in the eyes of his family, and
if he had not possessed a level head
would have been utterly spoiled long
ayo instead of being the splendid spec
imen of young manhood he was.
An only child-the-last male repre
sentative of a proud old family, a
great responsibility rested upon him.
So forthwith a family council was
called and Billy summoned home.
He came, listened to the admonitions
and advice of his father and uncles
and aunts unto the second and third
generations-Billy's mother was dead
-understood perfectly well why cer
tain fair damsels who like himself be
longing to Ashton's "first families,"
were persistently thrown in his way;
had a good time, looked upon the fam
ily maneuvers as something of a joke,
and returned to his office.
Once, twice, three times was he
called home in like manner, and on
the occasion of his third departure
Silas Cummings spoke to him in no
"I want you to get married." he
said bluntly, "and have a family to
keep up the name. It's a good name
and one to be proud of. We've money
and we've brains. At your age I was
married and had two children-you
and your sister that died. You've
danced round the bush long enough.
Within six months I want you to bring
your wife to me."
"Why, I intended to marry," Billy
stammered, and he blushed a little.
"In fact there is a little girl in the city
I-" Old Silas Blew up.
"You'll marry no strange city girl
who doesn't know a turnip from a
croquet ball. There's plenty of good
ones right here at home, sir-girls
we've known all their lises and their
folks before 'em. Marry without ray
consent and I'll disown you !"
xVs old Silas grew red, young Billy
grew white. They measured each
other eye to eye. There was an om
inous silence, finally broken by Billy.
"I promise never to enter into any
marriage to which you have ever re
fused your consent," and lie held out
Silas grasped it-and beamed.
"I knew you'd listen to reason. No
tro"'!e fmni me under those condi
tion.-- noihing but my blessing for you
and your future wife, and you know a
Cummin- never goes back on his
word. v ^o to it, my boy!"
"I'm g( Billy answered, but his
father d >' see the twinkle In his
It w i three months since
Billy ano his . cher had had that con
versation, and with no move on Billy's
part. Silas was growing restless,
when one day there came a note from
"Coming home- for three weeks' va
cation. Get your blessing ready, dad,"
and Silas beamed with satisfaction.
This could mean but one thing
Billy was coming home to choose a
wife. If the fatted calf was not lit
erally killed, it was figuratively many
times over, and to crown all, Silas
bought a nifty sedan car.
"The old boneshaker is good enough
for me." he confided to Brother Na
than, "but I want Billy to have the
best there is, though how in thunder
a fellow does any courting in one of
the contraptions unless h? stalls the
engine is more than I can see."
Silas drove the sedan to the sta
tion himself to meet Billy, with a
smile on his face that threatened to
dislocate his law. Billy came dowe
the steps of the car-but what-? He
was turning to assist a young woman:
-such a young woman, too, Silas had
to admit to himself, as Ashton could
not boast of-so dainty, so sweet and
altogether adorable did she look to
even his prejudiced eyes.
"Father," Billy said quietly, "my
wife-the little girl I once spoke about
to you. Frances, this is my father,
the best dad that ever was."
Perhaps he was all Billy said, bu:
he didn't look it. The storm gathered
"You young scamp!" he shouted.
"Didn't I tell you if you married with
out my consent you'd be QO son of
"Easy!" Billy cautioned. "People
are looking at you and you'll frighten
Frances. You promised to give your
blessing to any marriage to which you
had not refused your consent, and
you never refused It to my marrying
Frances-and you know a Cummings
never goes back on his, word !"
"You-you-" Silas sputtered. Once
again the two men measured each
other eye to eye, and the twinkle In
Billy's must have been contagious, for
Silas commenced to grin.
"You young rascal !" and he slapped
Billy affectionately on the back and
held out his hand to Frances. "Wel
come home, daughter!" he said cor
dially. "And remember," he chuckled,
"that you've married a mighty smart
"Yes. he made a complete fool of
himself when I refused him."
"Went and married another giri."
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