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Baseball in Augusta April 17.
The largest crowd that has ever at
tended a base ball game in Augusta
is expected here on Monday, April
17th, when the Augusta Tygers open
the season with the Columbia, S. C.,
team. Interest in 'base ball is at a
nigher pitch than ever before in this
city or section. The fact that Augus
ta has a splendid aggregation of ball
players and the further fact that they
have been playing practice games
with Ty Cobb's famous Detriot Amer
/ icans, has whetted the appetites of
the fans, for the opening of the
league season. Manager Neal Ball,
who. executed the famous unassisted
triple play with the Cleveland
Americans some years ago, is primed
for the opening game and is confi
B dent that his team is going to be well
v up in the running.
A number of merchants of Augus
ta have made arrangements by which,
some of their customers may see the
opening game without charge, the de
tails of which may be ascertained
later. The Sunday Chronicle of April
16th will carry the full details of the
plan. The merchants have put on spe
cial bargains for this day and they
expect the largest crowd that has
ever been in Augusta.
The Augusta Chronicle has donat- j
ed a handsome silver loving cup to
the city which has the banner attend
ance record for opening day and it is
confidently expected that Augusta
will secure this trophy, in addition
to the regular league trophy which
is given for the record breaking at
tendance on the opening day of the
Greenwood Farmer Tans Hides
and Makes Own Shoes.
Greenwood, Apr. 9.-The low price
of hides and the high price of shoes
cause B. F. Brown, farmer of Troy in
this county ,no worries. Shoes sell for
many dollars per pair and cowhides
sell for almost nothing per pound,
but Mr. Brown makes his own shoes,
using not even a bought tack or lace.
The versatile farmer is now wear
ing a pair of shoes which he made
himself from a home tanned hide. He
whittled the pegs out of wood and
cut the strings from rawhide. The
shoes are sewed together with home
made cotton thread waxed with wax
from Troy bees, citizens of that com
Of course, Mr. Browri admits, the
shoes take little polish and it matters
not much whether he shines them
with ox blood or' blacking, still for
boll weevil times, they keep out cold
in winter and prevent stone bruises
in summer. And then, he proudly
adds, they appear to be everlasting.
Mr .Brown is an ardent apostle of
the live at home doctrine.
Bryan D?fends the Bible.
New York.-A 62-year-old William
Jennings Bryrn, his gray hairs thin
ned from many political defeats,
fought a great oratorical crusade
against the doctrine of evolution
Sunday afternoon, before six thou-,
sand who jammed the Hippodrome
and "cheered for the Bible." ^He was
heckled repeatedly from the .floor by
professors and scientists, who wanted
to show/the Commoner was out of his
field in tackling such an intricate sub
But he confounded them with
adroit appeals to the audience for
His attack against evolution cen
tered on the charge it was a mere
""guess" instead of hypothesis, that it
was unsupported by facts, and that it
destroyed religion and made the Bi
ble only a "scrap of paper."
"If you believe in evolution, you
-can't believe the Bible," Bryan as
serted. "You must give up belief in a
personal God. You must lose your
-sense of responsibility toward God.
You must surrender the boon of
prayer, for to pray you must believe
that God lives and is near enough to
hear and is willing to answer."
Ringing the Curfew in Atlanta.
' It has been said that, for a strang
er, the "deadest" towns in America
to be caught in at night, are Wash
ington, D. C., and Atlanta, Ga. Yet
we find this Atlanta news item; quot
ing the chief of police of Atlanta:
Then, too, when a fellow comes to
Atlanta now, and gets a bid to go to
a dance, it behooves him to get his
watch set straight, for a curfew law
is going to be enforced by the chief.
"Loafing around the streets late at
night has got to be stopped," he told
the police. Dances and parties ought
to break up at midnight, they will
have to, and the people who attend
them must get home. The police force
is instructed to stop any people
found on the streets after 2 o'clock
and find out why they are not at
home. People who are out as late as
that have a reason, and can give it,
but those who have no reason must
get home. It is necessary to take
strenuous measures to break up these
burglaries, and loafing on the
streets and around? the pool rooms is
going to be stopped right now."
But, probably, the chief is wrong
about believing that the burglars, be
fore they go a burglaring, attend at
the minuets and the dances.
However, there will be no kick on
a 3 a. m. curfew in Atlanta. Any man
who will hang out on Atlanta's streets
till that hour-just a-loafing-ought
to be "run in" for his own sake.-;
DRESS OF PREHISTORIC TIMES
Remarkable Frocks Worn at a Recent
Display Staged in the City
Wearing a dress copied from a rock
drawing found in Allandra, Spain,
Lady Warrenden appeared at a
pageant of dress in London, and
the most remarkable thing about this
costume \was that it might have come
from a fashionable modiste, of today,
so near to present-day fashion did it
seem, according to the London Daily
Lady Warrenden's frock was esti
mated to represent fashion existent
any time between 20,000 an* 200,000
years ago. One young lady wore a
Spanish dancing frock believed to b?
a repilca of one w??rn at least 200,000
B. C. Instead of painting her arms
and chest, she wore brown tights un
der a little skirt of buff-colored cloth,
covered with real plumage, and feath
er anklets to match.
The Dally Graphic describes the at
tire professing to copy that worn by
Queen Boadicea (whose statue stands
on Westminster bridge, close to the
houses of parliament). This embraced
a straight, full tunic, in royal blue
woven cloth, over a plaited tartan
skirt, similar in character to those
colors still worn by the highlanders.
Round the tunic were bands of parti
colored embroidery, while a graceful
wrap of dark gray cloth was flung
over the shoulders and fastened with
a huge circular brooch.
AMERICAN TREES IN GREECE
New Verdure for Barren Hills Around
Athens Expected to Influence the
Annual Rainfall. '
Mrs. P. -Martineaui, the expert on
floriculture and tree planting, has just
returned to England from a visit to
Athens, where she has been advising
the king and queen of the Hellenes in
the culture and laying out of gardens.
She has spent a good deal of time in
California and has found that the
drought-resisting trees and flowers of
that country are particularly suited to
KS reek soil.
The queen bas formed a small soci
ety among her friends with the object
of furthering tree planting In the coun
try. All the streets of Athens have
been planted with pepper trees, the
light green foliage, of which, with clus
ters of berries, ls very effective. The
pepper tree, ah evergreen, Is a native
of California. Another tree seen there
ls the maritime pine, with which the
queen hopes to clothe thev hills of
Greece as far as possible. Some of
the small hills surrounding Athens ara
already covered with this drought-re
sisting tree,which is particularly suited
to a soil which ls practically lime and
dust. The maritime pine grows very
quickly, and Mrs. Martlneau thinks
that the covering of the hills around
Athene may have the effect of bringing'
SCIENTISTS WILL STUDY RAT
Good Result's Expected to Follow Ob
servations to Be Carried Out at
The superrat, unlike the superman
of Nietzsche, is not of the warrior's
type, but ls a gentleman, an aristocrat'
at heart, although democratic In his
He ls gentle and sociable, a good fel
low, healthy and active, and has an
esthetic side, being fond of good mu
These are some of the conclusions
drawn from years of experiments
with the rodent by'Dr. Milton H.
Greenman, director of the Wistar In
stitute, at Philadelphia.
To make observations on a more ex
tensive scale and under more favor
able conditions than heretofore, par
ticularly in food research, the Insti
tute ls building a $30,000 home for
rats. The building will be a one-story
wing to the present structure, and
will be provided with every "kind of
convenience conducive to rat comfort
and weif being. The results, it is be
lieved, will be of far-reaching benefit
Outside of an office and laboratory
there will be a well-equipped gymnasi
um for the rats. Ladders for climb
ing, modified trapezes, running space,
treadmill cages, and knawing appara
tus will be provided to give the eu
genically raised rat the proper exer
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quartet Sc Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
WANTED: Representatives to-sell
monuments. Attractive proposition.
Writa Charlotte Marble & Granite
Works, Charlotte, N. C. Largest in
1)0 IT NOW.
He was going- to be all that a mortal
No one should be kinder tr bravur than
A friend who-was troubled and.wfaxy he
Who'd be glad of a lift ard who needed
On him he called to see what hw could
Each morning be stacked up the letters
And thought of the folks he wculd fill
It was too bad, indeed, he was busy to
And he hadn't a minute to stop on his
More time he would have to give others,
The greatest of workers this man would
The world would have known him, had
he ever seen-Tomorrow.
But the fact is he died and he faded from
And all he left when living was through
Was a mountain of things he Intended to
do-Tomorrow. -Grit. .
PLANTS THAT STRANGLE TREE
Almost Incredible Power Displayed by
! Vegetation That Seems to Be
\ Almost Negligible.
Some years ago an asphalt tennis
court was laid down near Harwick,
England. All went well at first. The
asphalt was laid as smooth as a bil
liard table and left to set
Next morning there was' a bump aa
large as an Inverted soup plate in one
corner of the court. By midday It
had grown to the size of a pudding
basin, and then the workmen hacked
up the court to see what had caused
the mysterious swelling. It was nota-,
ing more formidable than a mushroom.
Even tiny plants are incredibly
strong. A little seedling will push its
way through several Inches of hard
soil, and If a stone hinders its prog
ress, the wee plant will thrust lt aside.
Toadstools have been known to push
over a strongly built wooden fence.
Sometimes climbing plants kill the
trees and bushes which they, use as
supports. Honeysuckle, for example,
clings tightly to the stem of a tree;?he
tree exerts its enormous force to burst
Its bonds, but the thin stalks of the
climber are even stronger, ' and in the
end the tree dies of strangulation.
MATTER' OF OXYGEN SUPPLY
Why Heated Objects Are of Varying
Color Is a Matter of Simple
Explanation. " .
The^ color of a heated object de
pends largely upon the temperature to
which it is subjected. When, for ex
ample, a poker ls placed In a fire, lt
will first turn a dull red, then a bright
red, and finally a glaring white.
The same principle applies to a
fiame, the outside of which Is far hot
ter than the inside, and, in conse
quence, gives off a brighter light This
difference In temperature Is due'te, the
fact that only the outer portion of the
dame comes in contact with the oxy
gen of the air, while the Inner part
has to be content with the small
amount of this inflammable gas which
reaches it still unconsumed. ,
The heat is greatest where combus
tion Is fastest and most complete, and
It is for this reason that the outer part
of a flame ls a bright yellow while the
interior Is a dull blue.
Gobbler Wanted Care of Family.
A gobbler which seemed very much
pleased and elated when the little
turkeys were hatched and were able
to follow him around last .year is
owned by a New Brunswick farmer.
This past summer he tried to coax the
early chickens from the hens. ' Then
when the turkey hens began to set
the gobbler was missed for several
days. He was then found setting on
a hen's nest hidden In the grass. He
sat on the eggs until they began to
batch. The gobbler, however, was so
heavy that he crushed the chickens, so
he had to be taken away from the
chicks. By that time the turkey hens
had hatched their young and the gob
bler was consoled by having Uiem fol
low him, around.
1st Neighbor: Didja ever stop t?
flggec out what lt cost t' raise a cat
or a dog, Bill?
2nd Neighbor: Not But there's
a neighbor's cat 'round here what's
cost me 'bout a bushel of brisk-a
brac, two alarm clocks, and a shoe
Jes in th' past month.
Calf With Two Heads Lives.
The most astonishing animal freak
that has ever been at Burton-on-Trent,
Eng., was a two-headed calf. It had
two mouths and could eat and drink
with both at the same time. The
freak at three months old, according
to the opinion of a veterinary surgeon,
was likely to have quite a normal ex
istence, as It had only one brain.
Needle Can Be Used as Drill.
For delicate work In drilling small
holes a needle may be used. A part
of the eye end of the needle is ?round
off ami the ends of the eye and the
sidos bovrled to form the cutting lips.
The uc-edle then may be used as any
ordinary drilL-Cleveland News-Lead
er. . _...".....
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MUCH LIKE PROVERBIAL CAT
Grocer Evidently Was Not Going* to
Get Rid of That Cheese Very
A grocer had a lot of cheese which
was anything but good. Tired of see
ing the stuff about,
he told his assist
ant to leave one
of the condemned
cheeses at the
door for someone
to walk off with.
to a. window to
w?tch results, and
at length went to
his master, grinning all over his face,
and announced that the cheese was
"Leave another oat tomorrow night,"
was the master's order, which was
obeyed by the shopman, who, after
a few peeps nest evening, went to his
master, scratching his head and look
ing as though some great disappoint
ment had befallen him. ;
"Has it gone?" asked the dealer.
"No, sir; they've brought back the
MINERALS FORM HUMAN FOOD
Fact Which in All Probability Will
Give Some Surprise to tho
You might be surprised for a mo
ment if you were told that mankind
lives entirely upon stones, metals and
other minerals. But lt is true.
Our food is of two kinds-animal
and vegetable, and the first is really
the essence, so to speak, of the second,
for all our food animals make their
flesh by eating grass and other plants.
Plants, then, form the food supply of
all other living things.
But how do plants get their food?
They live entirely on minerals ob
tained from the soil, and on chemicals
distilled from the air. Our bodies need
these chemicals and minerals, but we
cannot use them directly ; the only two
that we can use in their crude form
are water and salt. All the others
must be worked up into different
forms, and this is done by plants.
Their roots bore down into the soil,
breaking up small stones and extract
ing from them the minerals that are'
needed for their-and our-existence.
These they transform into substances
that animals can eat. ?
Schoolroom for One Family.
Pete Yousey owns a lumber camp in
the Adirondacks, has five children,
three nf school ag? and the others al
most ready for school and lives eight
miles from the nearest school. Mr.
Yousey ls also a school trustee. His
youngsters could not get to school in
bad- weather, so Mr. Yousey brought
the school to them. One room on the
second floor of his house has been re
modeled, the district has engaged a
teacher, and there school ls held every
school day in the year. Incidentally,
Mr. Yousey's. children are the only
ones in the neighborhood and his
house is the only one for miles around,
so the teacher rooms and boards there.
"Did you scream when he tried
to kiss you?"
"No, there's a poor man in ths
next flat who is very sick."
Spain is consiclerijjjr a proposal from
the Belgian government for the ex
change of professors and students be
tween Spain and Belgium. According
to the suggested arrangement the
Spanish and Belgian professors will
continue to draw their salaries from
their home governments and institu
tions, and will receive in addition a
bonus from the governments to which
they are sent. Arrangements are. under
consideration also for a harmonization
of the scholastic requirements of the
Belgian and Spanish universities, in
order that students may receive credit
In their own Institutions for courses
Pointer for Parents.
Mrs. Flatbnsh-How did you come
to decide on a nome for the baby?
Mrs. Bensonhurst-Well, we began
at A, and thought of all the names
beginning with that letter; then we
took B, and so went through the
"But the child's name is Alice! I
"Sn It Jifc When we got as far as
Z we went back and began all over
again at A."
The number of motj>r vehicles of all
kinds registered in Great Britain from
Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 1921, was 870.782.
and thp gross nmnnnt of taxes collect
ed wns x.l.HT?.10"). which ls distrib
ute.' SJ %>1I?MTX: England and Wales.
?8.777.803; Scotland ?888.227; Ireland
We Can Give You Prompt Service
on Mill Work and Interior Finish
Large stock of Rough and Dressed -Lumber on hand for
Woodward Lumber Go.
Corner Roberts and Dugas Sts., Augusta, Ga,
Consult Your Own Interest by Consulting Us
Metal or Composition Roofing
Mantels, Tiling, Grates
Doors, Sash, etc.
Youngblood Roofing and
635 Broad St. Telephone 1697
I ;:; Large Stock of I
Jewelry to Select From f
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit, our store 1
when in Augusta, We have the largest stock of ^
. WATCHES ?? f
CLOCKS * f
CUT GLASS 1
of all kinfe that we have ever shown. It will be a pleasure to show
you through our stock. Every department is constantly replenished
with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our repairing department, which has
every improvement. Your watch or clock made as good as new.
^Vork ready for delivery in a short time. . ,
A. I. REN KL
980 Broad St
Augusta, Ga. g
COTTON SEED OIL
W. C. TAYLOR
. * GREENWOOD, S. C.
Commercial Trust Building Long Distance Phone 880
Local Phone 362
Member of New Orleans Cotton Exchange.
Member of New York Produce Exchange.
We Furnish a Daily Cotton Letter Free to All Interested.
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glasses properly fitted.
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Edgefield, S. Ci
lili'tfl OpC ?S THE OWLY
All persons who are indebted to
the estate of Mrs. Zelpha Thurmond,
deceased will make payment to the
undersigned and all persons who hold ?
claims against said estate will present
them to the undersigned properly at?
tested for payment. * *"/
3-13-22 J. H. MATHIS.'
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