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Supreme Court Decides For
That painless extraction of teeth is
not only possible, but is being prac
ticed every day, is the opinion of the
-supreme court in a decision handed
down yesterday in which the court
reverses Judge Townsend in the
case of J. E Harris, dentist, vs the
state board of examiners.
The state board of dental exami
ners revoked the license of Harris
and refused to allow him to practice
dentistry, alleging that he had violat
ed the state laws in advertising that
he could extrast teeth without pain
and further claiming that he was un
ethical. An appeal was made to Judge
Townsend and he upheld the action
of the state board of dental exami
ners. Harris then appealed to the su
preme court and this court yesterday
reversed th? action of Judge Tow
send and the dental board.
Justice Cothran, who wrote the
opinion, says that practically th? on
ly issue in* the appeal was whether or
not a dentist could extract teeth with
out pain and whether or not an ad
vertisement that he could so extract
teeth without pain was a violation of
. Painless Extraction.
"To profess to conduct a certain |
branch of dentistry or a certain op
eration in a branch of dentistry with
out pain is not only within the inhi
bition of the statute, but is suscepti
ble to absolute demonstration as a
fact," says Justice Qothran, who con
tinuing says "It may not be a mat
ter in which the court may take ju
dicial cognizance, but it is a fact
which a judicial utterance can not
make otherwise that in the advance
of the science the process of extract
ing teeth is daily accomplished with
out pain or consciousness of the fact.
The fact that pain may follow the op
eration does not at all negative the
fact that the extraction was pain
The Speech That We Speak.
"Better speech week" has come
and gone. Its objectais to arouse the
nation of evils of slovenly speech
careless enunciation, ungrammatical
construction, mispronunciation, the
use of slang, and poor choice of
As the Literary Digest states it, a
great many of disappointed men and
women can testify that inability to
talk clearly and forcefully has been
) to them a severe social and business
handicap. Mr. H. Addington Bruce,
the well-known author, observes that
"there are men today in inferior po
sition who long ago would have com
manded good salaries if they had only
taken the trouble to overcome reme
diable speech defects. Strange how
careful people are about dress-how
sure that dignity and good taste in'
dress help to make one's success in
getting on in the world-and at the
same time how careless these same
people are about speech, which is the
dress of the mind." \
We are told that "Better Speech
Week, serves one of two purposes. It
may be an intensive campaign for
f calling the attention of the communi
ty to the need of speech improve
ment, or it may have a definite place
in a year's program for developing
power in speaking." In any case it
becomes a time for self-examination
in speech and for pledges similar to
the following, written by Grace Wil
liamson Willet of the Chicago Wo
'I love the United Stat?s of Amer
ica. I love my country's flag, I love
my country's language. I promise:
1. That I will not dishonor my
country's speech by leaving off the
last syllables of words;
2. ' That I will say a good Ameri
can 'yes' and 'no,' instead of an In
dian grunt 'unhum' and 'nupum' of
a foreign 'ya' or 'yeh' and 'nope;'
3. That I will improve American
speech by enunciating distinctly and
by speaking pleasantly and sincerely;
4. That I will try to make my
country's language beautiful for the
many boys and girls of foreign na
tions who come here to live;
4. That I will learn to articulate
correctly one word a day for one
"Better Speech Week" can accom
plish permanent results only if it in
spires its observers to all-year care
in the matter of pure English; only if
it causes everyone to keep the pow
ers of the mind invariably in tone
and training by being ever vigilant
against the enemies of American
spech. And this means more than to
talk grammatically and to enunciate
clearly. It requires the more dis
criminating use of overworked
words such as "nice," "splendid,"
"awful," "elegant," "fierce," etc.,
the elimination of worn-out expres
sions like "bold as a lion," "the acid
test," "the staff of life," "the arms of
Morpheus." "Slang saves the trouble
-and the glory-of thinking." These
comments are from the Literary Di
Use X-Ray as Cure For Pul
Paris, Nov. 18.-rDr. Ivan Manouk
hin, a young Russian physician,
known for some years as the Pasteur
Institute here, claims to have dis
covered, by way of X-rays, the long
sought cure, not only of pulmonary
consumption but of tuberculosis gen
erally and of other infectious diseas
es whose elimination depends on the
successful prosecution in the blood
itself of the war against the invading
Dr. Manoukhin set out his method
and the results obtained by him in
the fullest detail before the Society
for the Study of Tuberculosis here,
but his paper was in language so'
technical that I asked him, when I
found him with his friend, Dr. Donat,
to give me the essential facts in few
words easily understood by the.unin
structed layman..This he kindly did.
Gendarmerie of the Blood.
"It is generally known," he told
me, "that the work of the white cor
puscles in the blood is to supply a
sort of gendarmerie for the elimina- ,
tion of disease germs. Between them
and the enemy an unceasing strug
gle is going on, and health cannot be
maintained or restored unless the
white corpuscles have definitely the
upper hand. ' The cure of infectious
disease'depends therefore, on the re
inforcement of the white corpuscles,
and this again depends on the release
into the blood of^ certain soluble fer
ments which I call leucocytolysins.
Years ago I was able to show that
these ferments are produced by the
spleen, and it is by increasing the ac
tivity of the spleen by radiating the
organ with small doses of the Roent
gen rays that I claim to bring about
The war called the doctor to Rus
sia. In all, 8,171 cases were treated
by these radiation of the spleen, and
of these, he told me proudly, only
sixty-eight, or a good, deal less than
1 per cent, died.
Since he returned to Paris a few
months ago Dr. Manoukhin has had
twenty-two patients under treat
ment. They have all been attendants
at the clinic of Dr. Donat, who told
me that all were of the poorer class.
One is a postman, another a taxi
driver, a third a baker, whose, cir
cumstances do not allow them to give
themselves such care as is possible
with some patients.
"I have nothing to do with the ac- *
tual treatment," said Dr. Donat. "I
recommend the cases simply, Dr. Ma
noukhin aplpies the rays, and I ob
serve the results. Of twenty-two cas
es fourteen were in the secondary
state, and after four months, or
slightly less I believe I can say that
these are cured. The other cases are
more serious and will need continued
applications of the rays, but you
can say that all are much improved
and going on well."
Shall the Navy's Pride End
"As a Tin Lizzie?"
The latest proposition as to what
shall be come of the battleships if
the disarmament program is carried
out, comes from Henry Ford, and he
makes the proposition that he shall
buy the world's discarded battleships
and transform them into tractors, au
tomobiles, and other -things that add
to the joy and comfort of life. So if
the Hughes proposition goes through
the nations of the world are likely to
receive an offer from the always en
terprising Henry for their discarded
Mr. Ford says that large sums of
money are spent in getting ores out
of the ground when there are large
quantities of high grade steel in war
ships that can be cut up for com
mercial uses by the acetylene torch
and electricity and converted into im
plements of peace.
The Birmingham Age Herald in
speaking of this subject^says:
"Thus far Mr. Ford's proposal is
practical. However, the world powers
will hardly turn over their nayies to
hin. entirely. The millennium is still
distant and the edifying spectacle of
the Detriot manufacturer buying the
navies of America, Great Britain
and Japan outright will never be wit
nessed. Something of the sort may
come to pass in the dim and distant
future, but not now or a hundred
years from now.
Nevertheless, here is Mr. Ford
ready to take over any amount of
excess tonnage, speed up jndustry,
give employment to thousands of men
who may suffer if the naval reduc
tion plans are carried out, and make
countless tractors and flivvers grow
where there were only useless battle
ships before."-Augusta Chronicle.
?W: jenever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tastelesa
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
ont Malaria, Enriches the Blood and :
Builds uo the Whole System. 50 cents,
DIFFERENT W?YS FOR
GIRL TO MAKE MONEY
Poultry, Dairy or Garden
Parents Should Encourage Young
Woman to Establish Herself as
Semi-independent Member of
the Farm Family.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
When a city girl feels the need of
money-her own money, to pay for the
things girls Imagine they must have
these days-she goes to work in an of
fice, a store, or a factory, according to
her education and opportunity. In
the country a girl, with much fhe same
longings for nice things and "good
times," looks to the poultry yard, ti e
milk house, or the garden for he?;:
spending money. If her parents are
the right kind, if they are Intelligent
Preparing Vegetables for City Market.
enough to help her and encourage her
in her work, she will soon establish
herself as a semi-independent mem
ber of the family. If, as often hap
pens, the parents are not disposed^to
have such goings-on, and there is no
home-demonstration agent, no girls'
club, no extension work of any kind
In the community, the country girl
goes to the city and the farming/ re
gions have lost one more potential
home and family.
No doubt exists in the minds of men
and women of large experience In the
extension work carried on by the
United States Department of Agricul
ture In co-operation with state agri
cultural colleges that the economic ap
peal is the entering influence needed
In getting their clubs or bureaus start
ed in rural regions. Once the young
people have learned a way to earn
money the desire for the things It will
buy asserts Itself, and home better
ments and Improved living conditions
Down In Arkansas a girls' canning
club started a contest ' to determine
which of the members could produce
the most tomatoes at the least ex
pense, and with the lowest percentage
of waste. Annet Sargo, on the Mount
Valley route, near Hot Springs, grew
3,140 pounds of tomatoes on ond
tenth of an acre, at a cost of $81.40
and net returns of $109. With the
same expense her sister, Fannie, grew
3,020 pounds and had a net return of
$107.80. Ada Rosamond grew 2,803
pounds, costing $27.42, with a net re
turn of $76.66, and Ruby Waddell, at
Bonnervllle, had 3,070 pounds, cost
ing $29.91, with uer returns of $68.
HENS IN GOOSEBERRY PATCH
FOWIG Will Do Muvi Toward Clear
ing Out Fruit-Worm From Un
der Trash in Garden.
One gooseberry insect we have with
us that Isn't easy to control is the
fruit worm. It doesn't 'Often become
a serious pest but occasionally lt has
been known to take a whole crop.
The worm eats Into the partly grown
berry and feeds on the pulp. Hand
picking Is still the method used to hold
this worm In check. Poultry ought to
be turned Into the gooseberry patch
after the fruit Is picked, as the hens
will do a lot toward clearing the
worms from under the trash. Poultry
and fruit are a good combination
when run right
LIVE STOCK FLY REPELLENT
Care Should Be Exercised to Prevent
Getting Mixture Too Strong,
Causing Hair Shedding.
. When mixing a repellent to put on
the live, stock to keep the flies away,
care should be taken to prevent get
ting too strong a mixture. It may
cause shedding of the hair. The fol
lowing mixture has been found by
the United States Department of Agri
culture to give good results for a
short time where applied lightly but
thoroughly: One gallon of fish oil,
two ounces of oil of pine tar, two
ounces of oil of pennyroyal and one
half pint of kerosene. The horses
and milk cows will appreciate some
RAISING FOWLS ON INSECTS
Good Plan for Farmers in Grasshop
per Infested Regions to Use
Turkeys and Guineas.
Turkeys and guinea fow'?. are vora
cious Insect eaters. Wouldj lt not be a
good plan for farmers In the grasshop
per Infested areas of the West to buy.
rent or import al th?' birds of these
breeds they possibly can, Instead of
poisoning the bugs?
Notice of Master's Sale.
Pursuant to Decree of Court of
Common Pleas for Edgefield County,
S. C., in case of The Federal Land
Bank of Columbia, S. C., plaintiff,
against H. A. Stack, et at defendants,
I shall offer for sale at public outcry
to the highest bidder before the
Court House door at Edgefield, S. C.,
on salesday in December next, 5th
day thereof, between the legal hours
of sale the following lands:
All that tract of land in Edgefield
County, S. C., containing 360 84-100
acres, more, or less, situate on Old
Plank Road, in Meriwether T wn
ship, bounded north by Hancock and
W. A. Pardue; east by Lemis Till
man; south by W. T. Garner and
west by Mrs. Simpson.
Terms of Sale: One-fourth cash
and balance in three equal annual in
stallments or all cash at purchaser's
option. Credit portion, if any, to be
secured by bond and mortgage of
premises sold, with interest from
date thereof, at 7 per cent per an
num and 10 per cent attorneys' fees.
In case either of said Annual In
stallments shall not. be paid when
due the whole debt to become due
and payable. Upon failure to comply
within one hour after sale premises
will be resold at risk of former pur
chaser. Purchaser to pay for stamps
. J. H. CANTELOU,
Edgefield, S. C., Nov. 8, 1921.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Farrah V. Padgett* has
made application unto this court for
Final Discharge as Guardian in re
the estate of Mary L. Smith Holmes,
on this the 22nd day of October,
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or parties
interested to show cause before me at
my office at Edgefield Court House,
South Carolina, oh the 26th day of
November, 1921, at ll o'clock a. m.,
why said order of Discharge should
not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD, (L.S.)
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
Edgefield, S. C., Oct. 22, 1921.
County Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the fifteenth day of Oc
tober, 1921 to the fifteenth day of
All taxes shall be due and pay.
able between the fifteenth day of
October, 1921 and December the
thirty first, 1921. . '
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December the thirty first,
1921 the County Auditer shall pro
ceed to add a penalty of one per
cent, for January and if taxes are
not paid on or before February the
first 1922, the County Auditor will
proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent additional, from the
first of March to the fifteenth of
March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for 1921 are as fol
For State purposes-12
For Ordinary County--__11
For Past Indebtedness-5
For Constitutional School tax -3
For Antioch -8
For Bacon School District-14
For Blocker -8
For Colliers _-r-!4
For Flat Rock--8
For Oak Grove-3
For Red Hill_8
For Edgefield .-10
For Elmwood- No. 8-8
For Elmwood No. 9-2
For Elmwood No. 30 -2
For .Elmwood L. C.-3
Fdr ' Harmony -3
For Meriwether (Gregg) -2
For Moss _?3
For Bronson School-4
For Trenton _14
For Wards _.- 8
For Wards No. 33 _.-4
For Blocker R. R. (portion-6
For Elmwood R. (portion-fi
For Johnston R. R.-3
For Pickens R. R..3
For Wise R. R._.-3
All male citizens between the
ages of 21 and 60 years, except those
exempt by law, are liable to a poll j
tax of One Dollar each.
All owners of dogs are required to
pay the sum of $1.25 for each dog of
the age of six months or older. This
is not included in the property tax
but a tag must be purchased from the
County Treasurer for each dog be
tween October 15, and December 31,
of each year.
The law prescribes that all male J
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $4.00 commuta
tion tax. No commutation is included
in the property tax. So ask for road
tax receipt* when you desire to pay
road tax. Time for paying road tax
will expire February 1, 1922.
J. L. PRINCE,
Co. Treas. E. C.
Large Stock of |
Jewelry to Select From
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store 1
when in Augusta, We have the largest stock of ~8,
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5 with the newest designs. O
? We call especial attention to our repairing department, which has %
x every improvement. Your watch or clock made as good as new. 5
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I A. J. RENKL I
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kitchen. It cleans cutlery,
kettles, tins, porcelain, china,
earthenware, linoleum, oil
cloth, refrigerators, tile, marble,
shelves and floors. See that
the name SAPOLIO is on
ENOCH MORGAN'S SONS CO.
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Southern Railway System
The through trains from Augusta and Columbia to
Washington and New York are operated north of Char
lotte over the perfected double track Atlanta-Washing
ton trunk line of the Southern Railway System.
SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 1921
Lv. Augusta_._12:15 p. m.
Lv. Aiken.12:20 p. m.
Lv. Trenton.__.1:20 p. m.
Lv. Batesburg.2:07 p. m.
Lv. Columbia._.- 3:20 p. m.
Lv. Chester.5:39 p. m.
Lv. Rock Hill_1. 6:15 p. m.
Lv. Charlotte.7:25 p. m.
Ar. Washington __._7:30 a. m.
Ar. New York.1:30 p. m.
Early morning connections made at Washington for
Buffalo, Pittsburg and Western New York and Pennsyl
The AUGUSTA SPECIAL is famous for its regularity.
High class1 coaches to Washington. Pullman drawing
room sleepers to New York. Dining cars for all meals.
WINTER EXCURSION FARES NOW IN
EFFECT TO WINTER RESORTS
Southern Railway System
Double Tracked Trunk line Between Atlanta, Ga., and Washington, D. C.
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