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Sessions Brought Many New
The session of the general assem
bly brought to an end yesterday af
Ttemcon was at once one of the long
mid busiest of any meetings of
the reate legislature in recent years.
The session was extended 30 days
beyond the regular 40 day limit, both
ihons'-s being occupied with business
/.bf importance up to the closing
Jiour.;. The recasting of the tax pro
gram of the state was the chief prob
lem facing the legislature, as the
members of the two houses saw it,
and it was to.the accomplishment of
this end that the greater portion of
the time and thought of the members
of the two houses was directed.
The. session of 1921, the 74th gen
eral assembly's first session, was con
spicuously barren as compared with
- the session of 1922, just-ended, but it
saw the launching in the house of the
tax reform program. The session of
1922 opened with practically the en
tire burden of the state borne by
visible, tangible property. The ses
sion closed yesterday with 40 .per
cent of this burden shifted to other
sources as a result of the action of
the two houses in passing five of the
seven new revenue measures given
consideration during the 60 days of
VJ?, . thc session. These new measures are
"?ho domestic corporation license tax,
the foreign corporation license tax,
-J.'.:?, income tax, the inheritance tax
and the gasoline tax.
Two Tax Sills Kliled.
. Two other tax measures, the hy dro
electric tax bill and the luxury tax
bill, v/ere killed by the senate after
passage by the lower house, while
the Sapp resolution, providing for the
. amendment of the state constitution
to empower the general assembly to
fix a just and equitable system of
Taising the state revenues, was lost on
the senate calendar, being continued
along .with the other bills which the
upper house was unable to reach and
pa ss in the closjng houis of the ses
sion. The companion resolution to
this, also introduced by Representa
tive Sapp, was lost on the house cal
endar, the absence of so many mem
bers during the last two weeks of ses
sion making it practically impossible
to secure the needed constitutional
two-thirds majority in favor of the
The estimated revenues expected to
. be .derived by the various new reve
ll ae measures this year are: Income
tax, $1,000,000; gasoline tax, $350,
?00 and the two corporation tax meas
ures, 8125,000. The inheritance tax
will produce but little return "his
3-ear, but it is expected to be felt to
a considerably larger extent in the
years to follow.
The luxuries tax, killed in the sen
ate, was expected to give an annual
return of between SI,500,000 and
$2,000,000 while revenues to be de
rived from the hydro-electric tax,
twice killed by the upper house were
variously estimated at $150,000 and
Many Other New Law?.
Other measures of more than usual
importance enacted during the ses
sion include the 55 hour textile law,
the railroad and public service com
mission consolidation law, the bill en
larging the power of the consolidat
ed railroad commission with refer
ence to public utilities, the telephone
rate reducing bill, the bill preventing
the use cf cutouts on motor vehicles
on the roads of the state, the bank
slander law, the 1922 code bill, the
Gerald street car arbitration bill, the
bill to reapportion the representativ
es in the general assembly, the Wells
tax extension resolution, the cotton
?tandards act, the Mcinnes act to re
peal the anti-tipping law.
A series of bills to provide for bien
nial sessions of the general assembly
and for four year terms of office for
??tate officers was killed overwhelming
ly in the house, while the Cellers bill
to abolish free scholarships in state
institutions of higher learning and
"?he Leopard bill to create a board of
state chiropractic examiners also met
their death at the hands of the lower
body. Unlike the 1921 session there
was little evidence of possible retro
gression, the greater number of meas
ures introduced being to enlarge and
perfect existing departments of the
state. A move to abolish the state
bighway commission reared its head
in the house for a short time, but the
bill to carry out this plan was pigeon
holed in the committee room and was
never debated on the floor of either |
bouse. .A series of similar measures,
aimed at the highway department,
was thoroughly considered by the
senate, however, and overwhelmingly
defeated by that body. Senator
Wightman's bills to abolish the tax
commission and the board of public
welfare were also killed-The State.
To Prevett Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderfiil old reliable Di
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MEN OF GENIUS NOT "SMART"
English Professor Declares They Are, J
In Fact, Extremely Slow to
Grasp a Point.
Defining "smartness" as the capaci
ty to adjust oneself rapidly to the
Immediate circumstances, Prof. T. H.
Pear, University of Manchester, said
at the Educational association's annual
conference at University college, that
"a genius is usually anything but.
smart, and he distinguishes himself
from the merely smart man, who lives
up to the external demands, by refus
ing to accept the surroundings, by set
ting about them instead of allowing
them To sot about him.
"I believe that some geniuses might
j not achieve the topmost ranks in a
. good many mental tests, especially in
those recpiiring rapid solution of prob
lems. A genius never sees any com
plex problem in the same light as an
ordinary person and in a mental test
may appear to be stupid.
"Some brilliant scientists would
make woefully had hospital orderlies,
district visitors or managers of a
household. The reason is not that they
cannot attune themselves to the situa
Professor Pear divided people, into
two classes, the extroverts and the
introverts. The extrovert won the
V. G. The first class airplane lighter
is a specimen of the healthy extrovert,
but the mathematician who'calculates
the plane's stability is an equally1
healthy introvert.-Londou Daily Mali.
WILL FIGHT FOR BARGAINS
3ritish Journal'? Lament Shows That
Women Are Women Though the
Ocean May Divide.
A joke that blooms each January
und July in the funny papers is the
...hanged disposition of women in sale
dines. A good deal of it, of course,
.s just joke, and nothing else, but there
;S a certain layer of truth at the
roots of it. One never does actually
see shoppers hitting each other with
umbrellas or stamping on the assist
ints, though on the opening day of
me sales recently there were women
ivith firm fingers jerking blouses away
from limp, tentative lingers and el
bowing through crowds in a manner
thut even a conductor would regret
co see in a street car. Rich silk pet
ticoats spilled off the counters on the
dusty floor, and women tramped over
them just as though they were clumps
of buttercups. Little frail bits of
lingerie were lugged at the seams In
a way that was simply asking for
trouble; flimsy blouses were tossed
into crumpled heaps. It seemed scarce
ly possible that any of the goods dis
played could survive the tumult and
battle of this, the first day-Manches
ter Guardian Weekly.
The first step in learning whether
your child is properly nourished, we
read, is to "Weigh the child in kilo
grams." The kilograms are very light,
we understand, but if absolute ac
curacy, is required, you may weigh
the child in them first, and then later
take 'em off and weigh 'em separately.
On second thought, we advise the sep
arate" weight in all cases, especially
where the kilograms are winter
Reading further, j*ou multiply the
result by ten, and then "divide the
result by the child's sitting height in
centimeters"-just everyday centime
ters will do-"and take the cube root
of the result, and you wiN have a fig
ure that will tell you whether your
child Is properly nourished." Most J
any architect or engineer in the tele- j
phone book will be glad to call and
find the cube root for you.-Kansas I
Telephones Aid Forest Rangers.
The rangers who police our national j
forests now are using portable tele
phones as a result of special perfec
tions and adaptations of this method
of communication to timber country
1 Each ranger carries a portable tele
phone as part of his equipment. Wire
service is maintained between the
headquarters camp, dcld. points and
Instead of the overhead telephone
lines*, the forest telephone wires hang
loosely from trees 10 to 12 feet above
the ground so that In case a tree falls I
on the line lt merely will take up
some of the slack and not break the
wire.-Atlantic City (N. J.) Gazette.
Shoot Cable Over River.
Telephone and press communication
with Portland and points as far north
as Montana, cut off recently by the
overflowing of the Sanrlam river, in
central Oregon, was restored by shoot
ing across the river a weight to which
was attached a light wire.
A projectile gun was used, accord
ing to the Pacl?c Telephone and Tele
graph company. After ten attempts
the wire was landed across a 400-foot
gap and an emergency . cable pulled
"Tour show can play lu Plunkvllle
if you cut out the objectionable feat
"Won't pay me."
"Nonsense. You can continue to
charge $2 per seat."
"Not for a ten-minute show."
A rich find of radium has been re
ported In the state of Minns Geraes
in Brazil, according to a traveler who
has just returned from South America.
The radium ls in the form of uranium
Too Much Cut Out.
Radium in Brazil.
FALCONRY AN ANCIENT SPORT
Amusement, Practiced In East, Can Be
Traced to Period That Antedates
Era of Christianity. k
j Falconry, the art of training fal
cons and hawks to the chase, has been
traced back to a period before the.
Christean era. It was practiced in the
East and also in Europe long before its
' Introduction into England. The English
kings used to amuse themselves with
this sport, which vas for a lone: t'me
the lending amusement, such aa base
ball ls In America today.
Falconers use two kinds of birds
the long-winged, dnrk-^yed falcons and'
I the short-winged, yellow-eyed hawks.
The former take their prey by rising
above it in the air and swooping at It
from a considerable height and strik
? lng it to'the ground; the latter pur
sue in a straight line, and overtaking
the object of the chase hy superior
J speed, clutch It and bring lt down.
The larger . falcons are sent after
winged prey of all kinds, crows, mag
pies, rooks, herons and wild fowl. The
smaller falcons, such as the merlin
and hobby, are flown at larks; while
of the short-winged hawks, the spar
row-hawk is flown at blackbirds and
thrushes, partridges early the sea
son, and quails, the goshawk taking
pheasants, partridges and wild fowl,
rabbits and hares.
[' With all birds of prey the females
are invariably larger and more power
ful than the males, and the ?exes are
consequently selected according to the
game they have to pursue.
ALWAYS 'SKELETON' AT FEASf
Egyptian Merrymakers Had Custom
Which Must Have Been Something
of a Check on Revelry.
Accounts which have come down
of Egyptian banquets indicafe that
among the wealthy people and those
Egyptians who were "in society" they
were very elaborate affairs with a
great variety of rich and high-spiced
and high-priced food and many wines
-wines rare and strong.
But no matter how jovial and hap
py and hilarious the feast, a mummy
was there as a reminder 01 death.
At the conclusion of the most sub
stantial part of the banquet and when
the wine began to flow most. freely,
an attendant, perhaps one of the wait
ers, would carry around a coffin con-A
tabling the image of a dead body
carved in wood, and as the Greek his
torian, Herodotus tells us, "made as
like as possible In colop and workman
ship, and In size generally about one
or two cubits in length." The busi
ness of the walter was to show this
to each member of the gay and joy
ous company and say, "Look upon this,
then drink and enjoy yourself, for
when dead you will be like this."
Herodotus wrote about 2,500 years
ago that "this practice they have at
all their drinking parties."
Sugar Once a Delicacy.
We are apt to forget how short a
time it is since sugar was regarded
as a costly delicacy, proper to be used
by the wealthy alone or as a medicine.
In the early colonial days it sold at
about 75 cents a pound, in the loaf,
and granulated sugar was unknown.
I It was with the growth of the custom
of drinking coffee and tea that it he
came a food staple. When it was in
troduced to England In medieval times
it was as "Indian salt," a rare and
precious condiment, although the art
of boiling sugar was known in India
I before the Seventh century, and in
I Egypt much earlier. The Dutch
brought sugar to Manhattan, and a
New York Gazette of 1730 carried
this advertisement: "Public notice
is hereby given that Nicholas Bayard,
of the City of New York, has erected
I a house for refining all sorts of sugar
and sugar candy, and has procured
from Europe an experienced artist In
that mystery."-New York Evening
Heads "Sized Up:"
The sise of a man's cranium has
nothing to do with the size of his head.
Truly big-headed men are usually so
modest you have to push them Into
Often big boues are bestowed by a
pitying providence to compensate for
the lack of gray matter their bigness
Napoleon was a small man with a
bullet-shaped head. .He was dictator
ial and Imperative. But then you can
forgive such a fellow, when he has
the goods. It's the would-be's that try
Many of the nutlon's greatest men
have .very ordlnaryrsized heads when
measured by their hat bands. In tact,
they offer no suggestion of the big
head when viewed from any angle.
I Woods Flower-Carpeted.
Soon after the earliest blossoms have
lifted their heads to the sunshine the
stately queen of the vernal woods
the large white trillium-unfurls her
banners of snowy white., In many
woods this species occurs In such
numbers as to give the forest floor
the appearance of a white-starred car
pet. We are likely to find a white
spider, with the front two pairs of
legs much elongated, sitting close to
the center of the flower. This is the
white crab spider, a species which
thus maintains an attitude of waiting
with h:s lone legs spread like a pall
of forcepR over the middle of the blos
som x --ly to seize such insects as maj
visit it in seureh of nectar or pollen.
-Amerlcun Forestry Magazine
HAY FOR MARKET
Producers Have Suffered Great
Losses Because of Use of
VITAL INFQRMATfGN LACKING
Product That Grades Highest and
Brings Prices ls That Having Nat
? ural Green Color-Time of
(Prepared by the United States Department
What to do with low-grade hay lins
. long been a vexing problem to the hay
trade. Losses, running into the thous
ands of dollars annually have been suf
fered bj* producers because of the dif
ficulty encountered in disposing of hay
that is improperly prepared for mar
ket, or is of a mixture that causes it
to be regarded as of a low grade.
In Department Bulletin 077, "Mar
keting Hay at Country Points," recent
ly Issued by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, the failure, to
remedy this situation is ascribed to
two chief reasons: The producer and
the dealers do not-yet agree as to what
constitutes quality in hay, and many
producers lack vital market Informa
tion regarding the preparation1 of hay
for terminal and consuming markets.
Color Counts Most.
Quality of hay is at present In
dicated largely by its color, which
Is used to gauge the stage of maturity
at which lt is cut. The hay that j
grades highest, and consequently brings
the most money, is usually that having
the best natural green color. Hay
dealers can often tell from the color
whether hay was cut early, medium,
or late, and In their opinion the best
hay Is the early cut hay and the
poorest that which was cut late.
The average hay grower, however,
In some sections at least, does not
agree with the terminal market theory
of quality as Indicated by color. Mahy
producers prefer medium or late cut
hay, especially for horses, because lt
ls easier to cure and not as "washy"
as early cut hay.
In some markets size and weight
of bales,is an important factor, since
there ls sometimes a difference of sev
eral dollars a ton in the same grade
of hay in small or large bales. The
reasons for the demand for certain
sizes and weights are numerous and
not always based on facts,, lt ls said.
However, as in many other kinds of
trading, It pays the seller to aim to
meet the desires of the buyer.
Undesirable Mixtures Cause Loss.
The production of undesirable mix
tures for the market will cause a loss
to the producer as long as the market
does not want mixtures. Certain of
these are discriminated against regard
less of their true nutritive or feed
ing value. The producer may know
positively that .certain mixtures are
palatable and contain more total di
gestible nutrients than the kinds now
In greatest demand, yet he ls power
less to make feeders realize their value.
The Introduction and general use of
a new kind or mixture of hay Is a
very slow undertaking, as In the case
of clover and alfalfa.
About the only way to avoid trouble
with undesirable mixtures, says the
bulletin, is for the producer to cease
growing them and to produce only the
kind In demand In the markets to
which his hay Is usually shipped.
Copies of the bulletin may be had free
upon application to the department at
Washington, D. C.
ADVANTAGE OF VELVET BEAN
When Properly Dried lt ls Distinct
Addition to Protein'Concentrates
When properly dried before ship
ment, velvet bean feed is a distinct
addition to the protein concentrates
at the disposal of northern feeders.
In the opinion of Dr. J. B. Lindsey
of Massachusetts station. It has
proved slightly better than wheat bran
for making milk. It may constitute
as high as 40 per cent of the grain
ration for cows; but 20 per cent for c
pigs and horses Is considered enough. (
Doctor Lindsey recommends for cows
n ration of 40 per cent velvet bean (
feed. 40 p^r cent corn or hominy meal c
or crn^d oats and 20 per cent cotton- |
seed meal or some other high-grade
PLUM BRANCH, S. C., February 6, 1922.
SPECIFICATIONS:-QUALITY: All Ties shall
be free from any defects that may impair their strength
or durability. ' Ties shall not have sap wood more than
two inches wide on top of tie between twenty and forty
inches from the middle. All tjes shall be straight, well
manufactured, eut square at the ends, have top and bot
tom parallel and have bark entirely removed.
All Ties must be 8 feet and 6 inches long.
White and Post Oak
Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
Size 6x6 Size 6x7 Size 6x8 Size 7x8 Size 7x9
30c. 40c. 60c. 70c. 80c.
Your particular attention is called to the fact that a
piece of timber must square the above sizes in order to
make the grades, and that it will be .more economical in
getting all grade fives, if possible, and by all means cut
out ones and twos.
InsL ection will be made and cash paid as ties are hauled
in and properly placed on Charleston & Western Caro
lina Railway Company's Right-of-Way at Plum Branch,
Prices subject to change without notice.
R. M. WINN
Plum Branch, S. C.
Defends Puritan Architecture.
Wallace Nuttings' book on "Fur
niture of the Pilgrim Century" ls an
argument to disprove the fallacy that
the Puritans were insensible to beauty
Of the rugged substantial relics
of their building, Mr. Nutting says,
"There is solidity in them, durability,
freedom from caprice, and an expres
sion of that sober rationality every
where characteristic of the Puritan
"For adaptation to climate, wise use
*of accessible ntaterials, inner conM
venieuce obtained at low cost and
freedom from discordant lines, Puritan
dof%stic architecture deserves nigh
This ls no less true of their furni
ture accessories. It is wrong to as
sume that their austerity and sim
plicity were forced'upon them by mere
hardship. Bather were they the out
ward expression of an inner nobility
and spiritual exaltation.
Amusing, but What About Musicians?
An unrehearsed scene was enacted
during the production of the revue
"Splash Me" at the Tivoli Music hal)
at Hull, England. A spectacular fea
ture is a great glass tank, said to hold
20.000 gallons of water, in which
"bathing belles" disport/themselves. As
the tank was being prepaired for the
performance the rear side hurst and
water flooded the stage. The revue
artiste .scampered off, but many of tho
musicians were drenched. The water
found its way to the basement beneath
the stage, and stood at such a level
that the orchestra, on an elevated plat
form, had to play with their feet in
several inches of water when they re
turned to their places. The consterna
tion of the audience gave way to
amusement when the orchestra was
overwhelmed. The bathing scene, of
course, had to be abandoned.
"1 Franc Or."
Numismatists have been gladdened
by the news that a single gold franc
has been struck as the monetary unit
which is the basis of all financial
transactions of the League of Nations.
It Is a piece of gold about one-third
the size of an English farthing, with
the Inscription on one side, "S. des N.
(Soci?t? des Nations), 1921;" and on
the ot lier "1 franc or." In American
currency lt Is equal to 0.1925 dollar.
Apart from there being only one gold
francene remarkable thing about lt
Is the shape, which is octagonal, and
maybe It will act as a protest against
the continued use of round coins,
which does not enable one, say, to tell
the difference by feeling between a
six-pence and a half-sovereign.-Chris
tian Science Monitor.
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quarte? & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
WANTED: Salesmen with car to
:all on dealers with a-low priced 6,
)00 mile fabric and and 10,000 miie
:ord tire. $100.00 a week with extra
JNIVERSAL TIRE & RUBBER CO.
Michigan City, Indiana.
We solicit a share of your prescrip
tion business. Prescriptions compounded
with utmost care and only fresh drugs
Large assortment of Perfumery,
Toilet Articles, Stationery, Candy and
Drug Sundries to select from. '
COME IN TO SEE .US . s
Mitchell & Cantelou
Hemstreet & Alexander
647 Broad Street
Dealers in Guns, Revolvers and
Repairing of Fire'Arms.JBicycles,
Key Fitting a Specialty.
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield. S. C.
TRUSTEE'S SALE IN
In the District Court of the Uni
ted States, for the Western
District of South Carolina.
In the Matter of G. A. Hutto,
Pursuant to. an order of S. M. Smith,
Referee in Bankruptcy, made in the
above case, dated the 1st day of March,
1922, I will offer to the highest bidder
xor cash, subject to the approval of
this Court, at the store room formerly
occupied by G. A. Hutto at Johnston,
S. C., on the 16th day of March, 1922,
the stock of goods, consisting of gro
ceries and fixtures, which have been
appraised at $371.00.
Any further information may be ob
tained from the trustee.
S. E. MORGAN,
3-l-'22. Trustee. .
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