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HOMING PIGEONS IN THE NAVY.
Sailors Train Those Wonderful Hirds
for Service with Naval Air Forces.
At tho great naval air station.
Anacostia, D. C., near Washington,
the homing pigeons that make up tho
"Live Winged" branch of the naval
air service are trained. Thousands
of these feathered "planes" were sent
abroad during tho war, and thous
ands are trained each year for ser
vice at home.
The homing pigeon is used by prac
tically evory aviator to send mes
sages "b^ck to the hose or to head
quarters. The birds are taken along
in small cages, and, if Hie occasion
ari?ee when a messnge must be sent,
the bird ls turned looso as shown In
Pp to a few years before the Great
Wa.- the homing or carrier pigeon
was a highly prized bird, primarily
because it was becoming extinct
rather than for any other reason, lt
had always boen known that lt could
"Deliver the message to Garcia," yet
lt remained for the supreme test ot
the Great War to provo Its worth.
The navy pigeons havo acquitted
themselves with glorious doeds too
numerous to mention hore. Times
without number homing pigeons havo
directed rescuers to shipwrecks and
fallen so?planes by delivering mes
1*1 .ANh TO HELP HIS TENANTS.
Will t'iivo Them Work Clearing Land
and Helling Wood.
Secretary Moss E. Penn, of tho
Young Men's Business League, has
received a letter from a prominent
business man of this city tolling of
the plans lo be put into oporatlon by
an extensivo land owner of this coun
ty to help his tenant farmors through
the lean months of tho winter. It Is
pointed out that, with tho prices now j
prevailing for cotton, it is almost
Impossible for the tenants to make,
more than onough to pay for the fer
tilizer bought last spring, and that
they aro facing a very sortons prob
lem during tlie months of the winter
To afford every possible means for
the tenants to make a little money,
Stomach Pain, Sourness,Gases,
and Acidity ended with
Out-of-order stomachs fool lino at
once! Whon meals don't flt and you
boich gas, acids and undigested food.
When you fool indigestion pain,
lumps of distress in stomach, heart
burn or headache. Horo is Instant
Just as soon as you oat a tahlot or
two of Papo's Diapopsln all tho dys
pepsia, indigestion and stomach dis
tress caused by acidity will end. These
pleasant hnrmloss tablots of Papo's
DiapepBin always put sick, upsot, j
acid stomachs in ordor at once, and
they cost so llttlo at drug storos.- j
sagos which gave tho rescuers suffi
cient information to save those who
were in trouble.
At tho Anacostia station a pigeon
begins ita training at tho age of six
woolfB, Tho first duty of tho trainer
is to allow the baby bird to become
familiar with tho surroundings of
its loft so as to effect, an early im
pression upon its mind of where its
home ?B and where it will be cared
for and supplied with food. They are
taught to keep together, and when
the Hock is released for "trial
nights" lt is important that all re
turn at tho same time in order to be
"trapped." The rattle of the feed
cans is the signal to como to "chow."
After tho birds are strong enough
to fly a great distance they nre taken
some 25 milos away and allowed to
return to their lofts, at the samo
time being timed by a special clock
for tho purpose. In this manner the
best birds are secured. Before flight
they are given little to eat, and thus
their return to the base Is always cer
In tho recent pigeon race hold In
Washington the birds wore released
at Cameron, W. Va., and flew to the
city of Washington, a distance of
about 200 miles. The winning pigeon
travolod at tho rate of 1,543 yards
per minute, or almost 53 miles per
hour. Birds from tho army, navy and
from the Departmont of Agriculture
this landlord ha.? given his tenants
permission to cut wood off of his
land, using his own teams, gasoline
sawing outfit and nil, and to sell tho
wood, keeping half of the proceeds.
The farmers will thus be enabled
to make enough during the next few
months to koop tho wolf from the
door, said the writer, who asked Mr.
Ponn not to usc his name in connec
tion with the plan. Considering the
high prices of coal, it would behoove
tho people of Qroonvlllo to buy wood
for fuel whore it is possible to uso it,
and by so doing, both tho farmers
and tho people who buy tho wood will
be holped, tho lotter goos on to sav.
It is oxpoctod that within a short
time the wood will bo brought into
Greenville and offerott for salo at vory
reasonable prlcos. Othor farmers will
no doubt adopt tho plan in the near
A not her Treasurer Reported short.
Columbia, Doc. 30.-A shortage in
tho accounts of W. 1. Bellamy, treas
urer of Dorry county, amounting to
approximately $8,000, has boon dis
covered by tho auditors from tho
Comptroller Gonoral's office in chock
ing up tho treasurer's office, it was
announced here to-day by tho At
torney General's office.
The shortage was roportod to tho
Attornoy Gonornl by Comptroller
General Sutherland, and it is under
stood that Attornoy General Wolfo
will tako immediate stops lo recover
tho shortage by action against tho
bondsmen if the funds cannot bo ro
covered by tho treasurer.
Comptroller Gonornl Sutherland
doclined to discuss tho shortago, but
it was loarnod that part of tho short
age ls duo to tho troaauror not col
lecting tax peualtios. This is said io
amount to about $3,000, while no
roason is assigned for tho remaining
$5,000 being short.
?UNCfiK JOE" CANNON SMILES
As Ho Receives Tribute ut Hands of |
His Fellow Congressmen.
Washington, Dec. 29. - Unusual
tribute was paid to-day by the li ona J
of Repr?sentatives to Representative
Joseph G. Cannon, of illinois, who
has established a new record for ino
length of service in Congress.
"Uncle Joo" w..s all smiles as|
Champ Clark, of Missouri, the Demo
cratic leader, and others told of his
accomplishments during his long ser-,
When lt came his time to talk Mr.
Cannon described tho ceremony as a
wake, and said he was beginning to
wonder If he was not already realiz
ing tho hopes of those who desiro to
return from tho other world to com
municate With friends still partici
pating In tho ordinary affairs of the
Many big things happened th 18V2,
tho year he was first olected to Con
gress, not the least of which was a
violent eruption of Vesuvius, he said.
Admitting that he had been in
Congress "off and on" longer than
othor members, 'Mr. Cannon declared
he was not tho voterai? In continuous
"Gillett, Clark, Mann. Butler,
Green of Massachusetts, Moon and
SI m s rank with me in that line," he
added, "hocauso I had two vacations
which I did not seek, and thoso four
years were the longest years that
have Intervened since I first came to
"They Work while you Sleep"
You don't know whether you ai'e
"coming or going." You are bilious,
constipated! You feel headachy, full
of cold, dizzy, unstrung. Your meals
don't flt-breath is bad, skin sallow.
Take "Cascarets to-night for your
liver and bowels, and wako up clear,
onorgotlc and cheerful, Np griping-I
no inconvenience. Children love Cas-J
carets, too. 10, 25, 50 cents.-adv.
NEGRO KILLS HIS PARTNER
And Then Ends Own Idfc-Trouble |
Over Business Matters.
Florence, S. C., Doc. 29.-After
shooting Herbert Purvis dead last
night, Nathan Colechose ran out of
tho room In which tho shooting took
place, concealed himself in a seed
liouoe of tho J. F. Stockley Company,,
ind shot himself through the head,
lying instantly. Both negroes wero
\bout 20 years old. They had boen
partners In a pressing club In East
Evans street, in which the shooting
jccurred. It was because Purvis did
tot turn over tho profits of his sales,
it ls stated, that all the trouble oc
curred. The two men had an argu
ment early In the evening, and
throats aro declared to have been
node hy Colochose. Purvis ls said to
lave beon equally aa angry as his
partner. At the coroner's Inquest this
norning witnesses stated that Purvis
wont to the pressing club place to
lofzo whatovor of value he might find
there to oven accounts with Cole
;hese. The latter entered Just about
tho time Purvis roached tho place,
?nd the shooting resulted. Purvis had
io weapon on his person. Aftor kiti
ng his partner Colechose is said to
lave told two boys who woro passing
what ho had done. When thoy ran
'or an officer the negro slipped back
nto tho lot and klllod himself.
lirai ned Devilment from Dictionary.
New York, Dec, 29.-Declaration
;hat ho "learned how to make bom I) J
'rom tho dictionary," and thal ono
>f his home-mado products killed a
thurn and probably fatally injured
mothor boy and himself last Sunday,
was made hy llorbort Bruni, a Brook
lyn youth, to-day, according to tho
Bruni, who drat claimed he hal
found tho bomb at Bergen bench
while hunting, also confessed, so tho
police say, thal he had mado other
>ombs and had "sot them oft"" in an
jutlying district "to hear tho nolso."
Tho boys woro in Bruin's homo
inscrewlng a pleco of gas pipe loaded
with powder and cartridges, when lt
ixplodod, killing John McKonney, Jr.,
fears old, and Clandow, 17 years of
ige. Llttlo hopo Is held at tho ho??
iltal for Bram's recovery, while
Blandow has fnilod to rogaln con
Porcolaln curroncy, now circulated
n Germany, ls not now, but was usod
i century ago In England, and for
centuries for gambling purposes In
CASE AFTER CASE
Plenty More Llke Thia In Walhalla.
Scores ct Walhalla, p wp lo can tell
you about Donn's Kidney Fills. Many
a happy citizen makes a public state
ment of lils experience. Hero ls a
oase of lt. What bettor proof of merit
oan be had than such on?orsomeut7
B. Colkers, W. Main St., Walhalla,
gave the following statement Marou
1<$, 1911: "My kidneys wore out of
order and my back pained awfully. 1
had other symptoms of kidney com
plaint, too. I waa advised to take
Donn's Kidney Pille and I did. They
soon completely oured me."
On April ld, 1018, Mr.Oelkers said:
"I think Just as highly of Doan's Kid
ney Pills now as when I endorsed
them Imf oro. I am g hui' to recom
mend them at any time for thoy eure
ly did me a groat deal of good. I
oon?rm my former endorsement."
Price 60c, ut all dealers Don't
simply ask'for a kidney remedy-get
Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that
MT. Oolkors had. Foster-MIlbarn Oo.,
Mfrs., Huff alo, N. Y.
Ford Plant to cioso Till February.
Detroit, Mich.. Dec. 30.-The Ford
Motor Co.'s Highland Park plant,
which closed for the customary ton
day inventory period on Doc. 24,
will probably not resume op?ration*
until Fob. 3, or later, lt wa* learned
No statement was obtainable at
the executive offices of the company,
where, lt was said, announcement of
the shut-down had not been officially
Approximately 50,000 woi'icers
were employed tn the Htgh'uhd Park
plant when it closed for inventory.
Cadiz is one of the most ancient
towns In Europe.
Macaulay, the famous English his
torian, failed as a lawyer.
CUT COTTON COST
BY MAKING FOOD
8outhom Farm Prosperity Absolutely
Dependent on Putting Produo?
tlon Cost Through Food
Making and Saving.
A.lanta, Qa.-(Special.)-"A right,
abdut-fuee movement in 1921 ls neces
sary lt the farmers of the South are
to get on safe, firm ground again,"
said H. G. Hastings, President ot the
great Southeastern Fair.
"It looks as if we all went cotton
crazy last spring, despite all the dan
ger signals flying and the disregard
ot plain facts as to coBts of cotton
production. We have repeated our fol
lies ot 1911 and 1914 and piled up
debts based on costly food and gram
to be paid for by cotton that hi now
below coat ot production.
"With few exceptions those items
of food and grain could and should
have been produced on home aerea
at one-third to one-half what tho sup
ply merchant charges for them.
"Cotton ls the one best money crop
for the South, and probably always
will be. The time of war prices ls
over and the problem from now on is
to lower cost ot production and at tbs
same time afford the cotton grower a
"Cost of makins cotton is primarily
the cost of food, crain and forage
for the farmer, his family, Ms labor
ers or tenants, and hts work stock.
Cuttin? food, grau and forage ooats
by home production will reduoe cot
ton costa from one-third to one-half.
"Plant tor aa abundance of food,
gram and forage, thus cutting down
store bills, and the lower prloes for
cotton will ?ot hurt so mock. We can
not, with European countries so thor
oughly disorganised, reasonably expeot
high prices for cotton for several years
and we must mako cotton at lower
coat, or else quit cotton growing.
"Most ot us cannot quit cotton,
henoe the absolute necessity of food,
grain and forage planting In 1991
Che making on home a ores ot every
pound of food and grain needed to see
"In thia food production program,
take the borne vegetable gorden seri
ously. Qlve tho homo garden a square
deal and it will surprise you in the
amount of healthful food producod. It
takes the least ground, can be plant
ed Ute earliest, brings quick returns
and if kept replanted and worked will
?Uv hv vou ull tho season through."
Name "Bayer" on Genuine
Howaro! Unless you seo tho name
"Hayer" on package or on tablets you
aro not getting genuino Aspirin, pro
scribed by physicians for twonty-ono
yoars nnd proved safo by millions.
Toko Aspirin only as told. In tho
Bayer package for colds, headache,
neuralgia, rheumatism, enracho,
toothache, lu io bago and for pain.
Handy tin boxes of twolvo Bayor Tab
lets of Aspirin cost fow cents. Drug
gists also soil largor packages. Aspi
rin is tho trndo mark of Bayer Manu
facture of Mononceticacidoster of
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Stop doing what
Nothing- on cart
dependent, in hard i
It will always stay
I have a few Rc?
Sale yet. Good pri
Also a few Nice !
Call on me*
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At Court House? >
FORMER OCOXEE MAX IS DEAD.
Fussed Away at Milledgcvillc, (?a.
Was World War Veteran.
We are Informed just before going
to press that a message was received
here last Sunday stating that Robert
Zimmerman had passed away at MU
lodgevillo, Qa. His body is expected
to arrive hore some time to-day or
to-morrow'for interment in .Eastview
cemetery by tho side of tho grave of
his mother, who died some 26 years
Robert was the oldest son of W. R.
Zimmerman, of Chappell, who was at
one time station agent for the Rich
mond *nd Danville Railroad at thia
point. We presume that he was near
34 years of age, as he was born in
the eighties. His mother was Miss
Nannie Foster, of Cowpons, S. C.,who
was a sister of Mrs. R. Frank White
and Mrs. J. D. M. Dillard, both of
whom, with Mrs. Zlmmerman(#l>aro
Wo understand that Robert had
been in poor health since leaving the
army. Therti arc many who sympa
thize with tho father and other rela
tives in their sorrow.
Marriago at Greer.
A marriago of.Interest to many in
Westminster was that of Miss Millie
Howell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.
G. Howell, of Greer, to Dr. Furman
T. Simpson, of Westminster, which
was solemnized at tho home of tho
brido on Monday, Dec. 28th. The cer
emony was performed by Rev. J. W
Bailes, pastor of tho Baptist church
?Dr. Simpson is one of our most
worthy young "mn, prominent phy
sician and Christian gentleman. Mrs.
Simpson taught school here^for two
terms, and Is a most lovable and ac
complished young lady. Westminster
j extends to her a cordial welcome, and
all Join in wishing the doctor ana his
bride i\ long, happy and prosperous
Dr. and Mrs. Simpson and the
other members of the wedding party
from Westmlnst?i came In ?'ist night
on train No. 4 5.
The Cannon-Glyniph Marriage.
On Christmas Day, at ll a. m , tne
marriago of Miss Bessie Cannon, o?
Bickens, and Wallaco N. Glymph of
Fair Play, occurred in Fair Play. Tne
marriage ceremony was performed
by Rev. C. M. Rc'oinson, pastea* of thc
Bonverdam and South Union
churches, in tho presence of a num
ber of relatives and friends of tho
Mrs. (?lymph has beon an accepta
ble teacher In the Fair Play school
for two years past. She is a hand
some and cultured young lady. Mi.
Glymph ia a son of Mr. and Mrs. B.
H. Glymph and lil a rising young bus
iness man of Fair Play.
Many friends oxtend congratula
tions and best wishes for the happy
couple, and a long and prosperous
lifo. After a few days' visit in Pick
ens they will be at thoir homo in
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Our Country Wearing Away.
An average of 05 tons of soil, pob
blos and loose rock ls carried by tho
rivers into the ocean ovory year from
every square milo of tho United
Statos, according to the linked States
Geographical Survey, Dopartmont of
tho Interior. Tho Immensity of this
contribution may bo bettor compre
hended when it ia ronlized that tho
surfaco of tho United States covers
3,088,500 square miles.
Grouse uro raroly found oxcopt in
thc other fellow says,
h safer or more in
:imes or easy times,
il Good Farms for
ces, good terms.
Homes in town.
.fi** Walhalla, S. C.
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Earle's G rovo School.
Following ls tho honor roll of tho
Earle's Grove school for the month
ending in December:
Primor-Elbert Clark ?8, Albert
Clark 97, David Lee 97, Harold Da
vis 9 6, Rubie Lee 95, Melvin Hub
bard 9 2, Emma Richardson 95.
Ruth Cox, Teacher.
First Grade-Bertha Ables 95, Eu
nyco Graham 93, Clyde Shirley 92,
Earle Black 90, Ruth Shirley 90.
Second Grade-Aden Honoa 94, D.
C. -Clark 94, Louie Hubbard 93, Jas
per Richardson 90.
Lillian Bischoff, Teacher.
Third 'Grade-Clara Campbell 94,
Eva Kay 94, Clara Callaham 93.
Fourth Grade-Lucillo Marett 91,
Ola Mae Murett 90, Collie McCurloy
Fifth Grade-Lucile Campbell 95.
Sixth Grade-Rosa Leo Ables 93,
Burnice Ables 93.
Sue Ellon Cox, Teacher.
Seventh Grade - Julius Graham
97, Hubert Callaham 36.4, Clay
Ninth Grade -? Thelma Graham
96.9, Flora Callaham 95.
Tenth Grade - Bula Ables 97.6,
Lillian Rice 96.6, Kelffer Whitfield
95.6, Theodore Stevenson 95.6, Nora
Campbell 95.4, Clark Ables 95.1.
Milton Nicholson, Principal.
Habitual Constipation Cured
tn 14 to 21 Days
.LAX-FOS WITH PEPSIN" ls a specially
prepared Syrup Tonic-Laxative for Habitual
Constipation. It relieves promptly but
should be taken regularly for 14 to 21 days
to Induce regular action. It Stimulates and
Regulates. Very Pleasant to Take. 60o
Earthquake in California.
Willows, Cal., Dec. 29.-An eartb
quake so severe that lt aroused all
inhabitants of the town occurred
hore at 2.15 this morning. So far aa
has been reported, no material dam
Cooledge Hygrade Pain
is made from a formula
which actual test has
proven best for thc
Ask your Painter, he knows
faints and tarnishes
Wc will gladly send you free color
charts and booklets on paints.
O. G. JAYNBS,
WALHALLA, ?. O.