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MEN OF GENIUS NOT "SMART
English Professor Declares They Ar??
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
?rom 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 set about him.
"I believe that some geniuses might
not achieve the topmost ranks In a
good many mental tests, especially lu
those requiring 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 bad hospital orderlies,
district visitors or managers of a
household. The reason ls 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. C. The first class airplane fighter
Is a specimen of the healthy extrovert,
but the mathematician who calculates
the plane's stability ls an equally
healthy introvert.-London Dally Mali.
WILL FIGHT FOR BARGAINS
British Journal's Lament Shows That
Women Are Women Though the
Ocean May Divide.
A Joke that blooms each January
md July In the funny papers ls the
changed disposition of women In sale
times. A good deal of lt, of course,
ts Just Joke, and nothing else, but there
Is a certain layer of truth at the
roots of lt One never does actually
tee shoppers hitting each other with
umbrellas or stamping on the assist
?nts, though on the opening day of
the sales recently there were women
?.Ith firm fingers Jerking blouses away
[rora Ump, tentative fingers and el
bowing through crowds In a manner
that even a conductor would regret
to see In a street car. Bich silk pet
ticoats spilled oft* the counters on the
?usty 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.
Sa rca st ?c.
The first step In learning whether
your child Is properly nourished, we
read, ls to "Weigh the child In kilo
grams.'** The kilograms are very light
we understand, but If absolute ac
curacy, ls 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
Heading further, you 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 ls properly nourished." Most
any architect or engineer in the tele
phone book will be glad to call and
find the cube root for you.-Kansas
Telephones Aid Forest Rangers.
The rangers who police our national
forests now are using portable tele
phones as a result of special perfec
tions and adaptations of this method
of communication to timber country
Each ranger carries a portable tele
phone as part of his equipment. Wire
service ls maintained between the
headquarters camp, rlold 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
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 recentJy by the
overflowing of the Santlam 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 Pacific Telephone and Tele
graph company. After ten attempts
the wire was landed across a 400-foot
gap and an emergency cable pulled
Too Much Cut Out.
"Tour show can play In Plnnkvllle
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.**
Radium in Brazil.
A rich find of radium has been re
ported In the state of Minas Geraes
in Brazil, according to a traveler who
has jul! returned from South America.
The radium ls In the form of uranium
BETTER THAN ALL MEDICINE
Oysters Put Artemus Ward on His
Feet When Every Other Remedy
Had Proved a Failure.
When Artemus Ward and Dr. Hing
ston, who acted as his manager on his
vfestern lecture tour, arrived In Salt
Lake City, after that amusing and
successful visit to California, the be
loved humorist fell sick. So badly
was he, after his arduous rounds of
the Pacific coast and his strenuous
days In Virginia City, Nev., with Mark
Twain and Bill Nye, that his life was
The lecture Artemus had arranged
with Brigham Young to give in the
theater, had to be postponed. In fact,
so hopeless seemed the case that Dr.
Hingston even tried to arrange to have
the body of his friend and partner
transported to the East on the stage
coach. But the optimism of Artemus
brought him back to safety again, a
very thin and weak man.
But before he was allowed to leave
his room, Artemus had difficulty gain
ing sufficient strength even to walk.
From Brigham Young to the least
humble of the Mormon "saints," atten
tions In the form of fresh eggs, jellies
and other helpful delicacies were
showered upon the convalescent Ar
temus enjoyed everything, but nothing
seemed to give him strength.
At last a food was discovered In a 1
local grocery, so we are told, that |
"lifted him from his couch." This
was nothing more or less than a dozen
cans of Baltimore oysters, put up In
squares of block tin. The first oyster
stew "hit the spot," and Artemus
"Get out tire bills for the lecture!
See Mr. Clawson and arrange for the
date. The show ls safe enough, now
we've got on an oyster basis."-Mark
Stuyvesant In the Cleveland Plain
TO MAKE HEADWAY IN UFE
Consecrate and Concentrate, is th?
Advice Given by Writer in
You want to make headway in the
world, of course. See if this thought
can help you: First, consecrate your
self to your calling; then concentrate.
The lives of most men of notable
achievement have been characterized
by consecration and concentration. Be
fore one can consecrate oneself, one
must be possessed by some bigger and
broader and better Idea than mere
money making. There must be some
thing 1? the work that appeals to one.
The work must appear to be worth
while, worth effort and Industry and
sacrifice. You could not, for exam
ple, conceive of anyone consecrating
himself to "bootlegging." There isn't
one honest calling, however, to which
a worker could not consecrate him
self or herself if animated by the right
spirit. Having consecrated oneself to
a line of endeavor, then concentration
must follow If proficiency and success
are to be attained.
The worker, be he employee or em
ployer, who hasn't consecrated him
self to his calling falls to derive from
lt that deep satisfaction known to
those who have consecrated themselves
to their jobs. Concentration follow?
consecration naturally and with Joy
rather than hard effort.-Forbes Mag
Swiss Santa Rings Bell.
Ia the quaint little town of St. Gal
len, Switzerland, which has retained
many of Its curious medieval customs,
Santa Claus makes his visits ringing a
gigantic cowbell, says Popular Science
In St. Gallen, every Christmas eve
twelve men array themselves In white
trousers and shirts, embroidered wool
suspenders, and bright red ties. Each
one fastens an enormous cowbell on
to a wide leather belt, and covers his
head with an enormous mask of card
board, the upper part of which ls
decorated by stenciled designs.
One of the twelve ls called "Saml
chlaus." It Is his duty to give the good
children presents. The other eleven
remain at a little distance on the out?
skirts of the Jolly crowd that follows
them on their rounds, giving candy to
the grownups and entertaining every
body with their clowning.
Until recent times no reptiles were
known to have adapted themselves to
existence In the darkness of caverns.
Now, however, It 1% known that In the
Malay peninsula a snake, a species,
of coluber, inhabits certain caverns,
feeding upon the bats.
These cave-dwelling snakes, attain
a length of between eight and nine
feet Their coloring simulates that of
the walls of the caverns. The rock
is a yellowish limestone, traversed
with blackish veins, and these mark
ings and colors are curiously repro
duced In the snakes, many of which
lurk on the ledge In the semi-darkness
near the entrances, watching for the
The Game of Whist
Ali great discoveries are works ot
time, and the game of whist Is no ex
ception to the rule. Its merits were
not recognized m early times, and un
der the vulgar appellation of "whisk
and swobbers" lt long lingered In the
servants' hall ere it could ascend to
the drawing room.
- At length some gentlemen In Eng
land who met at the Crown coffee
house In Bedford Rod, studied the.
fama., jive it niles,, established its
principles, and then Edward Hoyle, In
1748, blazoned it forth to ull the world,
IN CHRONIC STATE OF FEAR
Observing Author About Right Whan
Ht Describes Conditions Under
Which All Live.
In his book, "The Conquest of Fear,"
Basil King says:
"LooS at the people you run up
against in the course of a few hours.
Every one ls living or working In fear.
"The motlier is afraid for her chil
dren. The father ls afraid for his
business. The clerk is afraid for his
Job. The worker is afraid of his boss
or his competitor.
"There ls hardly a man who is not
afraid that some other man will do
him a bad turn. There ls hardly a
woman who is not afraid that things
she craves may be denied her, or that
what she loves may be snatched away.
"There ls not a home or an office or
a factory or a school or a church tn
which some hang-dog apprehension ls
not eating at the hearts of the men,
women and children who go in and
*T am ready to guess that all the
miseries wrought by sin and sickness
put together would not equal those we
bring on ourselves by the means which,
perhaps, we dp least to counteract.
"We are not sick all the time; we
are not sinning all the time; but all
the time all of us-or practically all of
us-are afraid of some one or some
MOVES ALTOGETHER TOO FAST
Writer Makes Complaint About Life
That Will Be Echoed by Many
No Longer Young.
Here is another new one already
started and even on the second day we
can seem to feel the finish just ahead
of us, F. H. Young .writes In Provi
dence Journal. We shall have just
time to save up for the summer vaca
tion and then for another period of
scrimping preparation for Christmas
and first thing we know they will be
handing around the 1023 calendars.
That is really the most alarming as
pect of life, after one gets to be about
so old. It ls this Infernal and relent
less speed of the passing years which
steadily becomes speedier. It Is only
youth that ls able to worry about love
measuring machines, the erratic con
duct of the equator and the north pole,
the speed of the moon and the speed of
turtles and all these contemporaneous
And yet, science ls Just wonderful,
Isn't lt? In Toronto the American As
sociation for the Advancement of Sci
ence has just received a report from
a professor at the University ot Wis
consin which reveals a new speed rec
ord. The champion racing turtle In an
event which included 163 entrants fin
ished the mlle in three years eleven
months and nineteen days. All we can
get out of this ls the thought that we
would like to have life move as slowly
as it does for a turtle.
Among Immortal Writers.
The year 1921 was so taken up by
Interest In the Dante sexcentenary that
most persons failed entirely to note
the fact that the year was the four
hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the
death of another of the world's im
mortals, Thomas a Kempis, the au
thor of the "Imitation of Christ"
A quarter of a century or so ago
a discussion with regard to the world's
greatest books was precipitated by an
Ingenious London editor who asked the
question : "If you were to be marooned
on a desert Island for life and could
take only a dozen books with you,
what books would you select?" In the
i lists of answers Dante and a Kempis
I Invariably occurred, In fact a Kem
pis was omitted from almost none
of the lists of university men, and was
Included by many scientists, even Hux
ley himself selecting lt
Gifts of the Oeean.
As soon as the season ends, the
besch combers get busy on all the
beaches of the famous summer re
sort says a New York correspondent
One beach comber observed was carry
ing a silk umbrella filled with jewelry
and another half filled with coins. He
explained that the rain had aided him
in detecting the presence of the Jew
elry and coins In the sand. For years
beach combing at Rockaway I-ns been
a fail Industry. Hundreds of persons
frequently take part In the search and
discover many valuable articles lost
by summer visitors. Last year so
numerous were the combers that the
supports under some sections of the
pavilions and hotels were weakened as
the result of their activities and the
police had to patrol the beach In an
effort to check the undermining of
Of Interest to Bee Keepers.
Keep large, long-tongued bees, ad
vises J. H. Merrill, of the Kansas State
Agricultural college. He has found
that the bees with the longest tongues
and the greatest body weight bring
home the most honey. To the Ameri
can Association of Economic Ento
mologists' meeting in Toronto he de
clared lt ls possible to tell which col
ony of bees In a beeyard will collect
the most honey during a summer by
measuring the tongues, the amount of
nectar, and obtaining the weight of
forty bees from each colony in the
The Engineer Is a L?ssie.
The first woman in Britain to com
plete a full apprenticeship in an en
gineering shop is a Scotch lassie, Miss
7. A. I<ro.uro>md of Dundee. Further
dlstlrc**i?n ;hts .come. tovjMiss Drum
mond Sa the fonn of election to the
British institute of marine engineers.
New Line Diamond
Tires and Tubes
30x3. . $7.50
AU other sizes cheap in proportion
ALL . TIRES . AND . TUBES
Johnston, South Carolina
Boozers Mast Tell Where They
Got Their Hooch.
Atlanta, Ga., July 16.-A person
convicted of purchasing whiskey or
having the same in his possession
can be compelled to tell the court
from whom he obtained the same, if
the legislature passes a bill favorably
reported by the temperance com
The bill provides that a person |
convicted of violating the prohibi-|
tion law, either by purchasing whis
key or having the same in his posses
sion, shall be asked by the trial judge
before sentence is passed, to tell the
name of the person from whom the
same was obtained.
Should the defendant refuse to di
vulge that information the bill pro
vides that he shall be guilty of con
tempt and shall be fined by the judge
not more than $50.
Certain exceptions are provided in
the bill to make it constitutional.
For instance, it provides that a hus
band cannot be compelled to divulge
information against his wife, or a
wife against her husband. It pro
vides that a person divulging infor
mation cannot subsequently be con
victed on another count on the basis
of that information.
The bill was sponsored before the
temperance committee by a delega
tion of ladies representing the W. C.
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The revival meeting at Eureka
Baptist church closed Thursday
night with only one person joining,
Miss Eunice Rutledge.
Miss Sue Timmerman spent a few
days last week in Ridge Spring with
Miss Ruby Rutledge of Graniteville
is spending a few days with her cous
in, Miss Irene Rutledge.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Franklin dined
with Mr. and Mrs. King Frankhn on
Mr. Frank Glover of Johnston is
spending a while with his grandpa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Bass Plunkett.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams of
the Long Branch section visited Miss
Nora McGee who is still sick.
Mr. Dock Yonce and Mr. George
Derrick took a pleasure trip to Char
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Clarke and
family of the Long Branch section
were visitors in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. George Rhoden Sunday.
Mrs .Lillie Rhoden and family of
Mt. Pleasant spent Saturday night
in the home of Mrs. George Rhoden.
Mr. and Mrs. Eula Strom of Edge
field spent one day last week with
Mr. and Mrs. George Cartledge.
Miss Aline McGee spent Jast Friday
with Miss Maude Rhoden.
Mr. and Mrs. Price Timmerman
spent one day last week at Johnston
Union Meeting of the Second
The Union Meeting of the Second
Division of the Edgefield Baptist As
sociation will convene with the Re
publican church, July 29-30, 1922.
11:00 a. m. Devotional services by
11:30 Roll call of the churches and
discussion of subjects.
1st. The means that should be
used to develop activity in the life of
church members.-Tom Adams, Smy
2. What benefits are to be expect
ed from holding regular sessions of
our union meetings?-M. W. Car
penter, S. B. Mays.
3. What organization is more re
sponsible than any other for the mor
als of the people of this age?-G. W.
Medlock and L. R. Brunson.
Sunday sermon by B. D. Thames.
Sunday afternoon to be provided
P. B. LANHAM,
The citizens of the Antioch com
munity will meet at Antioch church
Friday morning, July 21, to clean off
the cemetery and all requested who
are interested or wish to have a part
in the labor of love to either come
in person or send some one to help
put the cemetery in a creditable con
dition. As this duty or opportunity
for service comes only once a year,
surely a large number will respond to
T. L. TALBERT.
To the Women.
ENROLL, if you wish to vote. The
women of our county should dis
charge their duty by enrolling and
voting. Being the refiners of society '
you cannot evade the obligation. Help
to make a good government.
J. H. CANTELOU,
Foundry, Machine, Boiler
Works and Mill Supply
Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
Shingle Mill, Machinery Supplies and
Repairs,16 Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers,
Grate Bars, Pumps, Pipe, Valves and
Fittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
Hose, etc. Cast every day.
GASOLINE AND KEROSENE
Pumping, Wood Sawing and Feed
Grinding Outfits. .
Notice is hereby given that a meet
ing of the stockholders of the Dixie
Highway Hotel Company will be held
in the parlor of the.Dixie Highway
Hotel Saturday afternoon, July 22,
at four o'clock for the purpose of con
sidering matters of importance to
the stockholders. A full attendance
is urged. If stockholders can not be
present in person, they are requested
to have their stock represented by
proxy. This is important.
J. C. SHEPPARD,
J. L. Mims,
Secretary. ^ j