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, Women Smoking.
Jennie N. Standifer.
In recent issues of many c
leading city dailies, round tab
eussions of women smokers ha
peared. Men and women of i
gence and high social standing
freely expressed their opinions
whether the practice is rig
wrong; injurious, or a harmless
Many think it is merely a fad
women and girls who want to a
.smart, and in time it will die
However, retail tobacco dealer
port a rapid increase within thi
two years in the sale of cigars
.cigarettes to women. The habit i
A number of prominent men
have been asked to express
opinions on the subject, maintai
attitude of neutrality, although
commend the habit or profess at
ation for female smokers.
The question was raised: "Wh
a girl old enough to smoke?" S
men answered "Never." Others i
"In the next world."
In this discussion many opp
-women smoking because it is
cleanly, and is distinctly unlady
Yet they were forced to admit
women of culture knd refinement
A prominent club woman s
"Smoking by women is foolish,
I don't see why a woman should
.smoke as well as a man. On the o
band I see no reason why eLuer
should waste time, health and mo
?on the habit."
These are certainly excellent :
sons for abstaining from the use
tobacco; for, weakened lungs, i
vous diseases, the "tobacco hea:
and weakened will power are poor
turns for ?the pleasure of indulging
smokes. Besides among the work
' people the waste of time and moi
by both men and women of a fan
on smoking, would be a grave men;
to efficient labor, thrift and prosp<
But the most serious objection
?women smokers was omitted in t
discussion: That is the injurious
feet the use of tobacco in any fo
has upon unborn children. Futi
generations will be physically, m<
tally and morally weakened and hi
dicapped by such a practice, should
"become general. It is true that the
have been, and are still, women in i
ral districts who have smoked c
pipes and dipped snuff but none
them has ever been known to ri
above her environments by her o\
exertions or to help others in the fe
ward march of progress except
humble household duties, where r
brain work was required. There a
doubtless good, pure women amor
these old-time fore-runners' of tl
up-to-date smoking woman, but wii
breath reeking with the odor of t
bacco, and blood poisoned by nicotin
could they possibly be wholeson
mothers of tender babes? Can the
supply the wholesome nourishmer
Nature intended to their infants, an
later, with weakened wills, contr<
and rear the kind of men and wome
needed in the world today? Will th
cigarette fiend be an improvement o
- these primitive smokers? Can the sell
indulgent mcther restrain her boy
and girls from using tobacco durin;
the tender years of childhood and for
mative period of adolescence if, sh
is addicted to the habit? Another de
plorable 'feature of the practice o:
women smoking is the lowering o:
the high ideals of American woman
hood. Our men have reverenced PU:
women as queens of the home. Car
they still hold these high ideals wher
women have descended to the level oi
It has been said that a nation's
morals rise no higher than its
women's standard of morality. Whal
will be the moral and spiritual con
dition of our land after a few genera
tions of cigarette poisoned, weak-bod
ied mothers have been the progeni
tors of our race? Will true men want
such caricature of womanhood for
wives, or for the mothers of their
children? Or, will they too have be
come too degenarate to care or to
feel race pride?
For generations the advice has
been give no girls: "If you do not
want to be 2. drunkard's wife, do not
associate with drinking men." Will
. . self-respecting, patriotic, loyal Ameri
cans make application of this and
choose their women friends from non
-smokers? If so, they will hold the
' remedy for this growing evil in their
It is contended by a number of
women in the above mentioned dis
cussion that a woman has as much
right to smoke as a man. This is true,
but neither men or women have the
right to harm, defile or abuse their
? bodies. They are to be kept pure as
the dwelling place or caskets of im
mortal souls. In God's Word there is
no mention mad3 from Genesis to
Revelation of two standards of mor
ality-one for women and another
_ for men. What is wrong for one sex j
is wrong for the other.
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union, since its organization,
has stood for this principle. With un
tiring zeal these Christian women
have striven to teach boys and girls,
men and women all over our land the
dangers of the tobacco habit. As they
struggled to free our Union from the
liquor traffic they should now use
tongue and pen and individual influ
ence to arouse sentiment against a
smoking womanhood and rest not un
til Nicotine is outlawed as well as
Alcohol. The strength of our nation
is threatened as well as the peace
and happiness of our homes.
? "Wets" to Campaign in Texas.
A fight to legalize by law the sale
of light wine and beer is being staged
by those who would disregard the
Eighteenth Amendment to the Con
stitution of the United States, and
Texas has been selected as one 'of the
battle grounds. Already insidious,
poisonous propaganda is filtering
through the daily press in form of
communications disguised as disin
terested discussions of public opin
ions. A little later, no doubt, these
enemies of the Constitution will have
imported lieutenants in the field who
will organize for the supreme effort
to put Texas on record as a State
where the majority of citizens are
willing to prostitute the basic law of
the land that their appetites for booze
may he satisfied.
There are thousands of law abiding
citizens, who, no doubt, would vote
for the repeal of the Eighteenth
Amendment, substituting therefor a"
provision which would legalize the
sale of light wines and beers, who
will refuse to indorse anything but
a strict and fair interpretation of the
Constitution as it now stands. They
argue, and rightly so, that the Eight
eenth Amendment can not in any
manner be construed to permit the
sale of any ki:nd of liquor of an al
coholic content sufficient to intoxi
cate if taken in any quantity, a'nd
while this amendment remains in the
Constitution, it should be strictly
enforced. If the people of this coun
try do not want prohibition in strict
est sense, there is a legal way to re
peal the amendment.
Those who break the laws of the
land or countenance their breaking
are the chief advocates of such a
loose construction of the Constitu
tion that will permit the passage of a
wine and beer measure. They are in
league with the bootlegger and the
moonshiner and encourage them by
continually announcing to the public
that prohibition laws can not be en
forced. Every prohibitive law on the
statute books is broken, and many of
them frequently. The traffic laws are
violated by hundreds daily in our
Texas cities, yet no one advocates
their repeal. Murders are committed;
citizens are held up and robbed;
checks are forged and various swin
dles perpetrated daily, but no one has
yet been found who will openly ad
vocate the repeal of the laws prohib
iting these crimes or a lax enforce
ment of any one of them. The argu
ment that the prohibition laws are
violated daily, and therefore should
be repealed, lacks logic and those who
use it are not sincere.
Before another generation reach
es a drinking age, most of the booz
ers of this country will have killed
themselves with bootleg whiskey and
law violations in this particular will
have been reduced to a minimum. We
have a prohibitory law backed by
the Constitution of the United States.
Let every good citizen obey its pro
visions and assist the officers in bring
ing into court all those who willingly
and knowingly disregard them.
Farm and Ranch.
Summer Tourists Fares to be
Cut by Southern.
Washington, Feb. 23.-General
Passenger Agent'H. F. Cary, of the
Southern Railway System, announces
that the Southern will put in round
trip tourist rates to mountain and
seashore resorts for the comnig sum
mer season at 80 per cent of the
double one-way fares, which is a very
substantial reduction under the tour
ist fares in effect last summer. For
example, where the one-way fare is
$10.00, the round trip rate this sum
mer will be $16.00. Last year the
round-trip rate would have been $1S
plus $1.44 war tax, making a total of
$19.44. These rates will apply from
all stations to all mountain and sea
shore resorts reached by the South
ern and are expected to have a great
effect in stimulating tourist travel.
Press and Banner. ^
J. S. BYRD
Offico Over Store of
Qu a rle? & Timmermao
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
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\ Geese Are Attracted,
j: by City and Captured
?? Lemoore, Cal.-Attracted by
?I the street lights shining through
\\ the dense fog, thousands of wild
\\ geese took refuge on the city
?I streets, their cries keeping resl
!| dents awake the greater part of
\\ the night. Street cleaners ran
% home for guns and killed a num
Iber of the birds. People living
lu the downtown district said
hundreds of the birds were sit
ting on the pavements while the
air was alive with them. Late
merrymakers added hunting to
FIRST GERMAN SKYSCRAPER
City of Hamburg to Have 16-Story
to Follow, j
Hamburg, Germany.-The first sky
scraper in Germany will soon be com
structed in the old business section of
Hamburg. It will be sixteen stories
high, topping the highest building in
Germany at this time by five stories.
Architects believe the construction
of this building will institute the er?
of skyscrapers In Germany, and ex
pect to see a number of similar build
ings go up within the next few years.
Unusual difficulties must be over
come. The city water plant ls equipped
to furnish water to the eleventh
story, and this brought up the ques
tion of fire danger and Insurance,
as well as the probability of financial
loss In view of difficulties In renting
offices on the five higher floors.
Despite these difficulties the pro
moters have secured permission to
erect the structure, "provided the
building does not destroy the archi
tectural symmetry" of the streets.
TAKING BABY FOR AIRING '
A typical Indian servant gin carry
ing her young charge In the popular
Indian fashion, the baby carriage be
ing still unknown ii] La Paz, Bolivia.
INDIAN TERROR NOW TAMED
Woman Now Greets "Agency People"
With Kiss Instead of Tomahawk
Eufala, Okla. - Civilization gets
them all ; the old wild reservation In
dians are fast passing.
One of tile last of the old regime
has just shown the devitalizing ef
fects of the white -nan's habits.
Ellen Perryman, full-blood Creek
woman, who was one of the principal
leaders of the famous Snake upris
ing of the Creeks, has conferred with
Indian agency officials nt Muskogee in
regard to the purchase of a "fliver."
She has now lost all of her ani
mosity toward the "agency people,"
against whom she fought so fiercely.
Instead of greeting them with a toma
hawk, as she did In the days of the
rebellion, she recently planted a re
soudlng kiss on the cheeks of several
of them-much to their embarrass
ment-and her husband, who accom
panied her. seemed not to mind this
caprice of his spouse In the least. ^
Ellen now lives on a farm in Mc
Intosh county, and ls contented and
peaceful, lt Is said.
HARVARD ENTRANTS ARE FIT
Examinations This Year Show Young
Men Are Remarkably Free From
Cambridge, Mass.-Young men en
tering Harvard, this year were remark
ably free from serious physical de
fects, Dr. Rogers I. Lee, professor of
hygiene, found In examination, lt was
announced recently. Less than 1 per
cent of the men examined were found
to have neglected teeth, poor eyesight
or enlarged, diseased tonsils.
Dr. Lee attributed the freedom from
physical defects "to the thoroughness
of the physical examinations of the
schools, and to the Intelligent Interest
of the hdty In matters that concern
tr>e he?ir? of ihelr children.". .
A?y u 48 per cent nf the freshmen
and 54 per cent of tte men entering
the business school said they smoked.
Bags Enormous Brute on Reser
vation of Moqui Indians in
BECOMES KILLER OF STOCK
Government Hunters Have Orders Not
to Molest Black Bears Unless They
Kill Live Stock-Then They
Washington.-When Daddy went a
huptiug,. according to an old nursery
"story, the best he could do was to get
a rabbit skin to wrap the Baby Bunt
ing in, but a government humer went
U-hunting the other day and got a
bear skin big enough to wrap the au
tomobile ill-and it was a seven-pas
senger touring car, too, that the bear
skin made a top for.
It happened in Arizona on the res
ervatiou of the Moqui Indians. This
900-pound brute, foresaking the whole
some habits of the ordinary black bear,
turned cattle killer and stirred up
anew all the black bear superstitions
that the Indians ever had. When he
wanted a steer for dinner or a calf
for breakfast, he went out and got
it, and there was no Indian hanging
around to cry scat or shy a rock.
Use Fox Terriers.
Then the government hunters-those
wizards of the wilds that the bureau
of biological survey of the United
States Department of Agriculture em
ploys to protect the nation's live-stock
interests from predatory animals
went on the job. They have all sorts
of aids, those hunters-guns, 'traps,
poison-but this time they took along
a pack of wire-haired fox terriers.
Fox terriers cannot kill a bear, but
-Wellington could not defeat Na
poleon. All he could do was to hold
him till reinforcements came. And
this pack of terriers did as well as
Wellington. They got on the track ot
Wie bear in the snow, near the scene
of his latest steer-kllllng operation,
and trailed him to the place where
he was getting ready to "hole up"
for the winter. The den was not com
Government Hunter With Bear Dog
and Skin of 900-Pound Black Bear.
plete and extended only a little way
.Into the earth. The dogs blocked him
in-900 pounds of bear, equal to about
40 dogs in weight- and held him there
for an hour.
Had Close Call.
Finally the hear made a dash for
liberty-hut Blucher had arrived. In
fact, half nf him had arrived too early.
One of the hunters-there were five
o? them mi the hunt and two had
come up with the dogs-had the te
merity to come very close to the mouth
of thc ?len just before Bruin made his
grand rush. When the whirlwind
broke, bear and dogs in a mighty
mix-up, the big brute was almost on
top of the hunter before he could
move, and his gun was useless. The
other hunter, standing to one side,
got in n shot and dropped the bear
only four feet from the man he had
The bear fell without a struggle and
rolled down the hill with all the ter
riers hanging on.
This was the first black bear killed
by government hunters in that region
for a long rime. They have orders
from the biological ..survey not to mo
lest tlie black bear unless he be
comes a stock killer. Indeed, it is the
universal policy of the government
hunters to leave the general run of
wild animals alone and go after the
outlaws that are destroying property.
Dig Up Wolf To'th Necklace.
Berlin.-Necklaces C wolves* and
dogs' teeth were am he relics of
the early stone age rt'ed to have
just been discover estphalia,
near Henglarn, b., 'nves.Mga
tors. A stone ches ^ .tug stone
vessels was unearthed.
I Well Drill ls Ruined by j
Force of Rushing Water i
? Mountain Lake, Minn.-Drill- !
? lng for water on the Whitehead ?
I farm near here, Anthony Wink !
* struck a stream of such force |
? that lt spouted to a height of i
t 40 feet. The force was so strong f
i that lt wrecked a half-ton drill- ?
I lng outfit. The water COM in- \.
i ues to spout In a stream reach- f
? lng the second story of near-by I
I buildings. It weis the first oe- j
? currenre of this kind encoiin- !
! r..v(. > -jv Wink in Iiis .">() years* ?
I experience in drilling.
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The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield
In Court of Common Pleas.
The Farmers Bank of Edgefield, (S.
C., Plaintiff, .Against G. W. Adams,
Martha E. Barker, Lillie F." Adams, j
W. A. Pardue, Mrs. Hattie W. j
Adams, The Osborn Company, Ben- j
jamin T Crump Company, The Bai- j
ley Lebby Company, Shapleigh j
Hardware Cmopany, A. L. Kanter, ?
The McGraw Tire & Rubber Com- j
pany, Hood Rubber Products Com
p?n:-, The Bank of Johnston,
Brown & Bigelow, Indian Refining
Company, Carolinas Auto Supply
House, ( Michelin Tire Company, j
and The B. F. Goodrich Rubber
(Copy Summons for Relief. Com
plaint not Served.)
To the Defendants above named:
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the Complaint in
this action, which is filed in the office
of the Clerk of Court of Common
Pleas in and for the Courity of
Edgefield, State of South Caro
lina, and to serve a copy of your Ans
wer to the said Complaint on the sub
scriber at this office at Edgefield,
South Carolina, within twenty days
after the service hereof, exclusive of
the day of such service ;and if you
fail to answer the Complaint within
the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in
this action will apply to the Court for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
EDWIN H. FOLK,
Edgefield, S. C.,
Dated February 9th, A. D., 1922.
P. L. Cogburn, (Off. Seal) Clerk
C. C. P., E. C., S. C.
To the Defendants, The Osborn Com
pany, Benjamin T. Crump Com
pany, Shapleigh Hardware Com
pany, A. L. Kanter, The McGraw
Tire & Rubber Company, Hood
u Prompt Service
d Interior Finish
)res8ed Lumber on hand for
igas Sts., Augusta, Ga,
ton Exchange and New York
REE TO ALL INTERESTED
.Ods Sm Cm
rest by Consulting Us
Rubber Products Company, Brown
& Bigelow, Indian Refining Com
pany, * Carolinas Auto Supply '
House, Michelin Tire Company, and
the B. F. Goodrich Rubber Com
pany, in the above entitled action, .
who are non-residents of the State
of South Carolina:
TAKE NOTICE, That the Origi- .
nal Summons and Complaint in . the
above entitled action were filed in .
the office of the Clerk of Court of
Common Pleas in and for the County
of Edgefield, State of South Carolina,
on this the 9th day of February, A.
D., 1922, and the same are now on.
file in said office.
EDWIN H. FOLK,
Edgefield, S. C.,
. ?February 9th, A. D., 1922*.
P. L. Cogburn, (Off. Seal) Clerk
of the Court of Common Pleas, Edge
field County, South Carolina.
I take this means of notifying the
public that I have reopened my black
smith and repair shop at my old
stand to the rear of The Advertiser
building, facing the street leading
east from the residence of Mr. W. A. .
Strom. I respectfully solicit the pa
tronage of the people and will do my
utmost to give entire satisfaction, al
ways guaranteeing my work. I.make
a specialty of horse shoeing. Call to
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would like to make a change, consult
Standard Employment Serice, ,
Spartanburg, S. C.
FOR SALE: Corn, peas, Porto j
Rica potatoes, pigs and fodder.
W. H. GRIFEIS,
Trenton, S. C.