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THE LIQUOR VIOLATORS
ARE GIVEN HARD BLOW
That the 18th amendment to the
federal constitution or the Volstead
act, does not repeal the existing
statutes of the several states and
that a violator of the prohibition
laws in South Carolina may be tried
in both the state and federal courts
on any one and same violation is
court, a decision to this effect being
the opinion of the state supreme
handed down yesterday in the case
cf the state, respondent, vs. Bill
Hartley was tried and convicted
of violating a state statute on liquor
in Barnwell county. He appealed to
the supreme court, contending that
the 18th amendment superseded and
repealed the state statute.
By the ruling o? the court, the
opinion written by Chief Justice
Gary, a man may be tried in a
mayor's or city court for the viola
tion of the whiskey ls-./s. He then
can he tried by the state courts on
the same charge and when the state
has finished he can be tried by the
federal court for the same violation,
one and the same incident. The 'de
cision of the court will have a far
reaching effect, a number of appeals
being before the court at the time,
which will automatically be dismiss
ed by this opinion.
"This defendant was convicted on
a charge of manufacturing and hav
ing in his possession of liquor un
lawfully," the supreme court says.
"The question in the case is whether
the statutes of this state in regards
to the manufacture, sale and trans
portation of liquors for beverage
purposes were repealed by the 18th
amendment," the court continues
The court cites two state statutes
prohibiting the manufacture, sale
and transportation of liquors, etc.,
these having been passed in 1917.
"The question under consideration
is not whether are certain provisions
therein that render these statutes
unconstitutional on the ground that
they are repugnant to the 18th
amendment, but whether they were
repealed by the 18th amendment,"
the court says and then quotes the
first two sectionns of the amend
ment to the United States constitu
The second section says that con
gress and the several states shall
have concurrent power to enforce
the amendment by appropriate legis
lation. The court holds that this
amendment cannot be made effect
ive by the several states unless they
enact statutes making the sale, man
ufacture, transportation, etc., of li
quors an offense against the state.
"The amendment contemplates in
dependent legislation, both on the
part of congress and the several
states, and the constitutionality of a
state statute must be determined
alone by a resort to the provisions of
the amendment," the court says. The
court here recites a recent decision
of another court.
"There is nothing in the amend
ment indicating an intention to re
peal or supercede the legislation of
the several states, whenever the en
forcement of such legislation, would
aid in carrying into effect the pro
visions of the amendment." The
court concludes by saying that the
only question before it is whether or
not the 18th amendment repealed
existing legislation in the state and
adds, "Whether the statutes under
which the defendant was convicted
contained provision's that render
them unconstitutional will be deter
mined when that question properly
arises." The appeal is then dis
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WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN 500,000
WOMEN BELONGING TO THE
W. C. T. U.
1. Because they have made good on
one of the most colossal tasks ever
undertaken in the history of social
reform-ask the ex-saloon keener!
2. Because they have patiently and
persistently engaged in a campaign
of education showing the evils of the
use of alcohol-ask Uncle Sam.
3. Because they are loyal to the
Church of Jesus Christ in every good
work carried on hy that institution
ask the preacher!
4. Because they are safeguarding
the morals of little children whose
hurt is constantly berhg. sought by
evil-minded persons in every commu
nity-ask the mother!
5. Because they are helping the
youngsters of the street to have clean
er fun and more wholesome recrea
tion through clubs and classes- ask
6. Because they advocate the high
est type bf education in our public
schools, so that the scholars may have
a well-rounded view of life-ask the
7. Because they helped tremendous
ly to secure the ballot for the women
of America-ask the woman voter!
8. Because they have united the Wo
men of all creeds in the common so
cial tasks which are the concern of
all-ask the social service leader!
9. Because they have given one an
other a larger and broader outlook
upon the problems of the world-ask
the man at home! ?
10. Because they helped secure
better conditions in shops and stores
for the women in industry-ask the
11. Because they are teaching the
women of the tenements the impor
tance of studying food values and
how to cook scientifically-ask the
dietician ! *
12. Because they insist upon the
fairness of "a white life for two"
ask anybody who believes in a square
. 13. Because they have reduced
crime and lawlassness of every char
acter through their pleas and plans
for a higher type of manhood and wo
manhood-ask the policeman!
14. Because they have fought
against the sale and use of narcotics
which the sapping the life of thou
sands-ask the doctor.
15. Because they have stood as a
bulwark against corruption and in
competence in government, both lo
cal and national-ask the politician !
16. Because they are engaged in a
broad-visioned campaign of social re
form which must affect the whole life
of all the people for all time-ask
17. Because they are doing their
part in teaching the immigrants the
English language so that they may
become better citizens-ask the
18. Because they have consistently
tried to build up and protect the
homes of the nation-ask the social
19. Because they have given every
woman in America a chance to help
in the task of cleaning up the life of
the nation-ask any one of the 500,
000 who already have joined!
2,0. Because they have undertaken
to carry to all the world the great
blessings which have come to our
own country through prohibition and
the constructive program upon which
they have been working-ask the suf
ferer in other lands!
Isn't this the kind of organization
to which you would like to belong?
Join now, and help mobilize a mil
lion women to carry out a well-round
ed program of the W. C. T. U.
1921 Catalog Free
It's ready now. 116 handsomely il?
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and garden news. This new catalog,
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book ever published. It contains
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With our photographic Illustrations,
and color pictures also from photo
graphs, we show you just what, you
grow with Hastings' Seeds even be
fore you order the seeds. This cata
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planning easy and it should be in ev?
ery single Southern home. Write us
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and address. It will come to you
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Whenever You Need a General Tonk
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IRON, lt acts on the Liver, Drives
ont Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds np the Whole System. 50 cents.
Interesting Facts About The
Water We Drink.
The water we drink is often the
cause of sickness, in spite of the fact
that it comes from a deep well, or a
well freshly cleaned, or that it is per
The odor, purity, color and taste
of water may be ascertained by filling
a large bottle made of clear, colorless
glass, with water. Look through the
water at some black object; the water
should be perfectly colorless if in
small quantity. A large mass of wa
ter would be blue.
Tests for Water.
Pour out some of the water, leav
ing the bottle about half full. Cork
the bottle and set it in a warm place
for a few hours. Then shake up the
?water, remove the cork, and smell
carefully the air contained in the bot
tle. If there is any smell, especially
if the odor is repulsive, the water
should not be used for domestic pur
poses. Pure water is practically odor
less and tasteless, but by heating the
water an odor is evolved that would
not otherwise appear.
Water freshly drawn from the well
is usually tasteless, even if it contains
a large amount of organic impurities.
All water used for domestic purposes
should be tasteless, and remain so
even after it has been warmed, since
warming often develops a tastevin
water which is tasteless when cold. ?
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Character of Impurities.
Natural water contains more or less
impurity, and the character of the im
purity depends, first, upon substances
present in the air through which the
water fell to the earth. Second, upon
he soil through or over which the wa
ter has flowed. Third, upon the op
portunities the water has had of los
ing material previously gathered.
In penetrating the earth's sur
face water usually finds soluble sub
stances, both solid and gaseous.
This accounts for the soluble solids
found in water, as common salt,
magnesium, chloride and gypsum;
and gasses, carbon dioxide and hy
drogen sulphide. Carbon dioxide is
colorless and has the slightest acid
taste known to all who drink "soda
water." The sparkling of "soda
water" and also of spring water is
due to the escaping of the carbon
dioxide which is usually in solution.
Hydrogen sulphide is a colorless gas
and the so-called "sulphur" waters
owe their properties to the hydrogen
sulphide dissolved in them. It has a
very stronng and repulsive odor,
which evaporates when exposed to
air. While not suitable for domes:
tic purpoc,Jo "sulphur" water is high^
ly recommended' for a number of
Methods of Purifying
Water may be purified by filtra
tion or distillation. Filtration re
moves not only insoluble substances,
but also oxidizes "many organic im
purities by bringing them in contact
with the air.
Distilled water is flat to the taste,
as distilled water has lost the gasses
present in natural water. Distilled
water may be made more palatable
by shaking thoroughly with air.
The next time the family or a
member o fthe family has a "puny"
spell from no apparent cause, test
the drinkinng water for putrescible
organic water, and correct the evil.
-Farm and Ranch.
Relieves Rheuu.. ic Pains.
"I am subject to rheumatism and
when I have a spell of it one or two
applications of Chemberlain's Lini
ment relieves the pain and makes
rest and sleep possible. I would not
think of doing without it," writes
Mrs. C. Owsley, Moberly, Mo.
S Liver Medicine S
FOR SALE: Corn, fodder, meat
I and lard for sale.
A. W. SIMKINS.
WANTED: At once fifty head of
young cattle.'Will pay market price.
W. G. WOOD.
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria.enricher the blood,and builds up the sys
tem, A true tonic For adults and children. 50c
ALFALFA AS A REFRIGERATOR
Planteil Around Farm Houses lt Has
Been Found to Reduce the Tem
Refrigerators Indoors are common
enough, but it took the farmers lu the
Southwest to devise one for outdoor
A farmer who happened to plant a
large' field of alfalfa south of the
farmhouse noticed during the hot sum
mers that followed that his family
did not suffer from the heat as did the
neighbors. The thermometer showed a
temperature five to ten degrees in his
Someone suggested that lt might be
due to the alfalfa, tried the tempera
ture just north of other alfalfa fields
and found the same marked difference.
Now the farmers of that region are
planting alfalfa around their dwell
ings and enjoy summer temperatures
that make a trip to the seashore need
less, according to the Golden Age.
The cause of the coolness of winds
passing over alfalfa fields is that the
plant absorbs much moisture, the
evaporation of which reduces the tem
perature of the air and lessens the
summer heat in the adjoining .land
over which it blows.
The suggestion now ls for farmers
that wish to profit from the presence
and the board money of summer va
cationists to combine the profit and
utility of alfalfa with higher rates
from hot-weather boarders attracted
by the coolness of the ten-acre refrig
erator around the house.
Little by little men are beginning
to learn how to utilize the means pro
vided by a good Creator for their com
fort and well-being.
HE HAD LEARNED SOMETHING
Christmas Incident That Shows the
Way of a Modern Maid With
He was a very nervous young man,
but ' he was rather nice, and Elsie
thought he was worth encouraging.
She allowed him to take her to tea,
she deliberately chucked the slipper
In his eye at "Hunt the Slipper," and
she gave him a dance or. two. Once
or twice she sat down under the mis
tletoe, but he didn't seem to .notice
At last when they were alone In
a corner of a room, she stood long
and- insistently under the mistletoe
hanging from a curtain pole of the
Then, very nervously, he pecked her
-face. She, of course, protested mild
ly; but as they seated themselves once
more, most respectably on a couple of
chairs, she kept the conversation on
At leDgth he ventured: "It Is-er
a nice Christmas custom, hanging up
mistletoe, but I wonder why they al
ways hang it over doors, windows Or
"Because it's not necessary to have
any out ,on the stairs or in any other
dark places," she murmured softly.
It was one hundred years ago that
Ecuador liberated itself from Spanish
rule. To commemorate the anniver
sary, Ecuador has issued a series with
nineteen denominations-one centavo
to one sucre-each bearing a portrait
of some man who won renown in
Ecuador's history. The dates' 1820 and
1920 ar* a part of the design. Greatly
to the surprise of collectors, no 20
centnvo denomination appeared as
part of the set. for Ecuador's, sets for
forty years have included one of that
value. Inquiry brought the disclosure
that 02,000 copies of a 20-centavo were
printed, but the value description,
veinte, meaning "twenty," was through
an error spelled viente Instead. The
postal authorities destroyed the entire
lot, and a 20-centavo will appear as
soon as a new plate has been made.
Now the vacuum subway express
has been invented. Working some
what after the fashion of the pneu
matic cash carriers that have long
been In use in department stores, the
trains proceed from one tunnel station
to another, according to prospectus, at
the rate of 150 miles an hour. This
speed ls attained with slight expendi
ture of power, because the vacuum
system removes all air resistance from
. the front of the train and applies ex
panding air to the rear. The Inven
tor presumably got his idea for the
vacuum subway while traveling by
tube, and noting what a small quan
tity of air the cars could get along
with-Christian Science Monitor.
A novel feature of Czchoslovak for
est development is the principle ihat
the anneal growth must equal or ex
ceed the annul cut This is a wise and
farsighted policy. It Is estimated that
6,600,000 cubic meters of fire wood
and 9,400,000 cdhlc meters of commer
cial timber are cut yearly. The quan
tity used for fuel during and since the
war will be greatly reduced, In the
very near future, through stimulated
production of bituminous coal, lignite
and oil. At the prevailing prices for
lumber competent authorities estimate
the value of the annual timber cut to
be about $320,000,000.
Blind Piano Fixer.
The pianos of the schools of Phila
delphia are tuned and cared for by a
blind man whose time is entirely
taken up by his visits to one school
building after another. He not only
tunes the Instruments, but he goes
over the exterior and polishes the cases
and keeps them looking like new.
Old age is inconvenient enough, even if one is
surrounded with the comforts that wealth will secure.
It rs possible to make provision against needy
and dependent old age, even if one can't avoid old
age itself. Are you doing that? Have you an ac
count at the bank? Are you preparing for the days
when your earning powers will decrease or possibly
cease altogether? That's something for every man
and woman to think about.
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
All checks drawn on The Bank of Trenton can be cleared free of ex
change through th? Federal Reserve Bank.
;j Barrett & Company g
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Feeds
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Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
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Charleston, S. C.
FOR SALE BY ,
EDGEFIELD WAREHOUSE COMPANY
Edgef ield, S. C.
W. P. CASSELLS, Johnston, S. C.
SAWYER & JONES, Ridge Spring, S. C.
I COTTON I
A. H. DEVAUGHN (Jr.) & COMPANY
103 Jackson Street, Augusta, Ga.
For Long Distance call us at the Cotton Exchange. Cotton
handled in ten-bale lots. We solicit your business.
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