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The Farm Radiophone, the
Greatest of All Farm Con
?Regardless of low prices, depres
sions, and hard times, the world is
moving right along and making won
derful progress. The "radio" or wire
less telephone has just been practi
cally perfected and handed to the
public. It is here, and here to stay,
because it can do something worth
while for the people. Within the next
few years the wireless telephone will
be as common as the ordinary tele
phone is today. Fathers will talk to
sons and daughters over a thousand
miles away and recognize voices,
while New Yorkers will call up and
. converse with friends on the big
trans-Atlantic liners when they are
about to land in Liverpool. Storm
j warnings and weather reports will be
flashed ahead in time for security,
and entertainment of the rarest qual
ity will be furnished to the man in
overalls as he rests in his country
?orne after a hard day's plowing.
You don't believe this?
You might as well; for it is true,
and before you have time to stop and
ponder some neighbor is going to in
stall a set of instruments, and invite
you over some evening to hear Presi
dent Harding make an address or the
Metropolitan Grand Opera Company
render a fine program.
The wireless telephone will not
benefit any class of people quite as
much as it will the farmer. "Back
woods," poor roads, the remotest se
clusion of the countriest farmer will
cut no figure "with the wireless tele
phone since it needs no poles, no
wires, no linemen to keep it in re
pair. It uses the same air we .breathe
and will work just as well or better
on a lonely hill op fifty miles; from
the nearest railroad than in Madison
It will bs worth its weight in gold
to the farmers of this section where
rains slip up so frequently unan
nounced. What would a farmer give
to know the previous night whether or
not to take in his hay on account of
the unexpected rain? He can find this
out from his wireless. Is he assured
the clouds wili give way to a clear
sky before morning and permit frost
which would kill his earjy beans and
tomatoes? By using his wireless he
can find out from Nashville, Louis
then know whether or not to sell my
vhogs or cattle." This is one of the
many important things given out each
night for the benefit of the rural pop
ulation. In my section the weather
report and the market quotation are
given out each evening at 7:15
Aside from its value in giving the
farmer needed information, the wire
less telephone has another strong fea
tures that recommends it to country
people. This is its value as an enter
tainer. Nothing makes rural life so
unple?sant as its monotony. Rural
people are frequently deprived of
theatres, picture shows, opera, and
fine orchestras because the roads are
too bad or the distance too great. Dur
ing the cold nights of the winter sea
son the farmer and his family can sit
around their own fireside and listen
to Schumann-Heinck, Galli-Curci,
Fritz Eriestler and other noted ar
tists entertain the people in the opera
house in Atlanta, Boston or New
Orleans, and also can actually hear
the applause that occurs from one
number to another. Would this make
home life better or worth more to the
Is there a red blooded boy in the
country who does not like to see a
baseball game? Wouldn't he be glad
to know tonight who won this after
noon? He surely would. Last evening
the writer heard the market quota
tions, weather report, baseball score,
then a fine concert of singers and
players, a man in Newark, New Jer
sey, and a piano playing in Cincinna
ti, Ohio. This all happened in a few
moments while he was resting quiet
ly in Memphis.
The wireless telephdne is certainly
one of the greatest inventions for ac
tual service and entertainment for
the rural population. They need more
entertainment and recreation and
with the radio they get entertainment
and recreation of the highest order
and get them right at home. How
much it would mean to the average
community to have a radio outfit in
the school house or in the church
where all could go and be benefitted.
Would it not help to solve the prob
lem of keeping the children on the
The Southern Agriculturist is lead
ing out in this new field because it
wants its readers to know pf every
World's Greatest Liner Starts
on First Voyage.
Southampton, May 13.-The Ma
jestic, the world's largest liner
steamed out of Southampton harbor
today on her maiden voyage to New
The Mejestie, a virtual queen of
the seas, was built for the Hamburg
American line in Germany, but was
turned over to the White Star line un
der the terms of the reparations
With a length over all of 950 feet,
?a height from keel to boat deck of
102 feet and a breadth of 100 feet,
the Majestic has a gross tonnage of
about 56,000 and a displacement of
64,000 tons when loaded to her
marks. By reason of the altered eco
nomic conditions caused by the war,
she doubtless will be the last word in
mercantile shipping for some time to
Assisted by tugs, she made an im
pressive spectacle as she swung round
with her head to the sea and began to
steam majestically out into the chan
Like most of the modern liners, the
Majectic is an oil-burner and is car
rying epough fuel for the round trip,
as against one way bunkering with
coal. Her designers confidently ex
pect her to average twenty-three
knots per hour.
The . Majestic's equipment is huge
-and impressive and reveals some as
The linen, for instance comprises
190,000 pieces. Her sheets, stretched
out side by side would make a line
for sixten miles. There are fifteen
miles of blankets, weighing seventeen
tons; nineteen miles of tablecloths
and seventeen miles of serviettes.
Although if the entire linen of the
ship were put on one huge clothes
line it would reach for a distance of
In things like crockery there are
8,000 tumblers, 3,000 cruets, 30,000
plates, 8,000' wine glasses, 16,000
cups; 2,400 teapots. Piled up, the
crockery would make a column half
as high again as the Woolworth build
ing. In the galley arrangements, of
which 'there are eight, there is one
provided entirely for Jewish passen
gers, something hitherto unknown.
antt ex ?.?Bc restaurant, and are all in
In the event of a fire on board the
part of the ship in which the fire is
situated it is immediately isolated by
watertight and fireproof-bulkheads
and the affected part flooded within
a few minutes.
The Majestic's passenger carrying
capacity is 4,000. She will carry a
crew of over 1,000.
. Altogether this new transtalantic
liner may be described as the highest
expression of the shipbuilders' art-a
combination of engineernig, architec
tural and decorative genius-that ha^s
so far been produced.
Buy a FORD and bank the
j Dont's for Dairy Farmers.
Don't forget to wipe the cow's ud
der and -flanks before milking.
Don't milk with wet hands.
Don't run cold milk through the
Don't forget to cool the cream im
mediately after separation is com
Don't mix warm milk and cool
Don'? put milk or cream into dirty
Don't forget to wash the separator
after each separation.
Don't separate the milk without
first straining it.
Don't fail to operate the separator
according to directions.
Don't expect the cream c?n to
reach destination unless it is plainly
Don't feed dusty hay or ill-smelling
feeds just before milking.
Don't expect milk or cream to be
.cooler than the surroundings* where
it is kept.
thing that is happening worth while,
and it believes strongly in the wire
less telephone. If you are interested
in an instrument write us and we
will gladly assist you in making the
selection, securing the outfit and ans
wer any question you may have rel
ative to the wireless telephone.
Other articles telling how you can
assemble and erect your own wireless
telephone will appear in early issues.
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Irish Delegates Signed the Re
cent Treaty With England.
Was Devised by Monks of Ireland In
the Early Days of Christianity
Ogham ls an Older System.
Signatures of the Irish delegates on
the Irish-English treaty received con
siderable notice because they were
the ancient Gaelic instead of the Brit
ish names of the delegates, and be
cause they were written in the florid
and, in English eyes, distorted, Gaelic
script. For one not accustomed to the
Gaelic style of writing It was difficult
to make out the signatures.
Gaelic script ls old. It was devel
oped by monks in Ireland in the early
days cf Christianity. Yet there is an
older script than this. There is a
more genuine Gaelic system of writ
ing, known as Ogham.
Ogham is the system of writing
which grew from some root which
may have been contemporaneous with
the root of the Celtic race. Andi curi
ously, Ogham may still *?e found in
traces in Ireland among the Cymri of
Wales and the Gaels of Scotland.
Ogham specimens may be found en
graved on flat rocks in whatever sec
tions of earth Celts were in the days
There-is a story of a shopkeeper in
a little town In Ireland, who lived less
than a hundred years ago and who
was nagged continually while he lived
by the authorities because, they said,
he had no sign, above the door of his
shop. He tried to show them the sign
and tried to read it to'?them, and
finally someone who knew .what
Ogham was satisfied the authorities
by translating lt into letters which
the authorities recognized. The
scratches over the door of the shop,
when put Into English letters, really
spelled out that old Irishman's name.
Nobody knows how Ogham started
-or when. The nature of the writing
-the foundation of It-has led men to
believe it grew in a time when the
only writing surfaces were blocks of
stone. It is essentially a script for
The Ogham alphabet has 20 letters,
beginning, In order, with B, L, S, In
stead of the A, B, 0 of the Phoenician'
alphabet, which must have been born
ages after Ogham. The Ogham alpha
bet ls divided into four groups ; all the
letters are alike, being Unes, and are
distinguishable from one another by
the number of lines used, by position
polar regions 10 winters auu .
mers myself, and during most of that
time I have carried reliable thermome
ters, so that I could say from my own
experience how cold it is up there in
winter, but I prefer to quote the rec
ords of the Canadian and American
weather bureaus. I have written both
of them and asked them to give me the
lowest temperature ever recorded in
the Canadian station at Herschel
island on the north coast of Canada
near the mouth of the Mackenzie river,
and the American station near Point
Barrow, at the north tip of Alaska,
about 300" miles north of the Arctic
circle. The replies in both cases were
identical: 'We have never recorded
anything lower than 54 degrees Fah
renheit below zero.'
"The other day I was reading over
a report of the meteorological observa
tions of my Arctic expedition of 1913
18, made by the second in command,
Dr. R. M. Anderson. He says: The
lowest temperature of the winter was
46 degrees below zero,* or about like
Saranac Lake, New York state, which
ls a winter resort." ,
Jazzes Them Up.
Digging the family out of bed in
the morning to the sound of a phono
graph is the successful method dis
covered by the mother of a large and
sleep-loving brood in the Sheepshead
bay section. Every member of the
family except the mother goes out
either to school or to work, and as
there isn't an early bird in-the whole
family lt has proved rather difficult
for mother to get the household started
In time to evade reproofs of school
authorities or to keep their Jobs.
Recently she noticed how her chil
dren doted on jazz and. ?hought out
her famous early rising plan. Before
going to bed she tied one ena of a.
piece of string to the hammer of the
alarm clock and the other end to the
starting lever of the phonograph.
Clock and jazz started In magical ac
cord the next morning and by 6:30
the family was downstairs dressed
and dancing up an appetite.-Pitts
Miss Fort of London ls the inventor
of the "Universal Aunt" who stands
ready to perform all kinds of services
at so much an hour. She has eight
women In her employ, each one of
which has some specialty. Some
stand ready to take children to places
of amusement, others to act as
guides. There vare nurses, teachers,
shoppers and chaperons. There is
constant demand for the services of
these vernen and Miss Fort is making
a fine living at the head of her body
No War Tax
Effective May 8, 1922, the Excise Tax on United States Tires for passenger car?, both
casings and tubes is absorbed by the makers and is not added to the selling price.
United States- Rubber Company
|HEN the "Usco" Tire announced
its new price of $10.90 it carried
this understood contract with the
A price reduction made in good faith
using all the U. S. advanced art of tire mak
ing not only to get the price down, but to
keep the quality up.
* * *
Today $10.90 is not the uncommon
price it was last November.
But the "Usco" Tire is still the
uncommon tire value it always
has been? *'
Because in carrying out
the "Usco"price reduction
in good faith, we learned
something about rais?
ing the quality, too.
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are Good Tires
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Two hundred and
ls & Bro., Johnston, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF ?DGEFIELD
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
Lillie F. Adams, Plaintiff, Against I
W. Adams, the Bank of Johnsto
The Bailey-Lebby Co., Shappleig
Hardware Co., A. L. Kanter, Ti
McGraw Tire & Rubber Co., Hoc
Rubber Products Co., Brown
Bigelow, Indian Refining Co., Can
lina Auto Supply House, Michell
Tire Co., and The B. F. Goodric
Rubber Co., Defendants.
(Summons for relief. Complair
To the Defendants above named:
You are hereby summoned and r<
quired to answer the complaint in thi
action which is filed in the office o
the-Clerk of Court of Common Plea;
for the said county, and to serve
copy of your answer to the said com
plaint, on the subscribers, at thei
office at Edgefield, South Carolina
within twenty days after the servie
thereof, exclusive of the day of sud
service; and if you fail to answer th
complaint within the time aforesaid
the plaintiff in this action will appl:
to the Court for the relief demandei
in the complaint.
Plaintiff's i Attorneys.
April 21st, A. D., 1922.
To the Defendants above named:
You will take notice that the ori
ginal Summons and Complaint in the
above entitled action, are now on file
in the office of the Clerk of Court
of Common Pleas for Edgefield Coun
ts, State of South Carolina.
P. L. Cogburn, (Seal)
Clerk of Court Common Pleas.
Any one wishing a copy of the Life
of D. A. Tompkins can procure same
at-the store of W. E. Lynch & Co.,
Edgefield, S. C., price $1.25. This
book ought to be read by every young
man in the county. ,
To Preveut Blood Poisoning
ipply at once, the wonderful old reliarle DE
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sut
?ical dressing that relieves pain and heals at
w 8am? time. Not a liniment, ^25c 50c. 31.00.
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N?TICE TO CREDITORS
Application For Discharge
In the District Court of the United
States For the Western Dis
trict ol: South Carolnia
IN THE MATTER OF
Victor Daitch, Edgefield, S. C., Bank
No. B-387 in Bankruptcy
To the creditors of the above named
Take notice that on May 8, 1922,
the above named bankrupt filed his
petition in said Court praying that he
may be decreed by the Court to have
a full discharge from all debts prov
able against his estate, except such
debts as are excepted by law from
such discharge, and a hearing was
thereupon ordered and will be had
upon said petition on June 8, 1922
before said Court, at Greenville in
said District, at ll o'clock in the
forenoon, at which time and place all
known creditors and other persons
in interest may appear and show
cause, if any they have, why the
prayer of said petition should not be
D. C. DURHAM,
Dated at Greenville, S. C.,
May 8, 1922.
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Wyckoff and Tom Barron
strain White Leghorns. "The
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$1.75 by parcel post.
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