^M!Y GRAHAM BQ/WER.
. THE HOUSE MICE.
"Dour Little Mice," said Mother
House Mouse to her seven small chil
dren, "you cnn
uot see ns yet
because you bnve
come Into the
world quite bllud.
That ls the way
you all do. It ls
the way I did.
"So you did
quite right. You
took after your
mother, and she
took after her
"Rut In a short
time you will be
able to..see. Now
you are quito
helpless and can
not do anything
"You will stay In the warm cotton nest
your mother has for you in tho little
.corner of this cellnr.
"You won't stay bore for long,
though. You will not even wnlt to
grow up. You will go forth by your
selves when you aro only partly grown
-and you will seek your fortunes In
the great world of houses and cellars
"As yet you do not know what it ls
to seek your fortunes.
"You do not even know what the
word means. Hut in time you will
learn. You will kuow the smell of
cheese and you will And lt a very
"You will care for all sorts of good
ies and you will hope that people will
let you eat of their food quite free
and without wishing you any harm.
"Of course, lt is rather natural that
people will pot care for you, for after
all we wouldn't care for creatures
that came and took our food.
"Many of you will be able to 'make
sweet little sounds. You will chirp
and even sing I
"Yes, the little house mice cnn sing.
Many, many of them cnn.
"And you will not need a great hall
in which to give your concerts. You
will not want to stand upon a plat
form and have a lot of people sit In
front of you ready to clap their bands
when you are through.
"You won't care to have a great
deal of attention when you sing.
"You will be perfectly satisfied to
sing your little songs In the pantries
or In the china closets or In the
"And yon won't ask for clapping.
In fact you wont care for clapping.
You will not want praise. You will
rather care to sing your songs when
you think no one is listening.
"It seems strange to many people
that you sing. But we, Mother House
Mice, know that you can and the peo
ple will learn that you really sing little
*ongs, or at least chirp little songs.
"And often you will warblo little
"You will never grow to he very
"big. It ls better that way. Then you
.can get In and out of smaller holes.
"You will wear such nice, simple,
gray suits and you will become very
proud, each of you, of the nice, long,
hairless tall which ls a part of you,
and a most Important part.
"You will all have thin little bodies,
for who wants to be fat?
"Not a mouse certainly, and most
especially not a house mouse. For,
as I sold before, lt ls better to be
small, as then you can get through
"Now, the House Rnt ls often un
able to get through a hole that you
can get through. That ls when we
can laugh at the House Rat and can
say, 'Well, fine fellow; ls lt the best
you can do? And we cnn go scam
pering off gally.
"Don't go where the weather Is too,
cold. You needn't be too fussy about
the weather, but
you don't want to
go way, way up
north, where you
"I do not be
lieve there ls any
danger of your
going too far
You can go pret
ty far without
coming nenr any
of the bitterly
cold, polar re
m e a n neighbor
hoods yon know
and when I say
- ' you don't want to
go to nr.y of tho
polar regions I
mean you don't wnnt to go up to tho
North Pole part of the world.
"I will let you leave me before long
and before the year ls through I will
pride myself upon having raised sev
eral families of denr mice children; I
like to welcome lots of little mice and
tell them how they should act and
what they should do In thc big world
Into which they're soon going alone."
Saw Catskill Mountains.
Fresble-When I was on n farm last
summer I saw a cat kill a chicken.
Sophomore-Huh, that's nothing ;
when I was in New York last summer
I saw the Catskill mountains."
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INTERESTING FARM STATISTICS
Collected by B. B. Hare, S. C. De
partment of Agriculture, i
Saluda, S. C., March 31.-A re
cent Investigation conducted by B.
B. Hare, agricultural statistician of
the buerau of crop estlnjates, Uni
ted States Department of Agricul
ture, relative to food requirements
in South Carolina, shows the follow
ing avorago quantities of foodstuffs
consumed per person per month: ll
pounds of flour, 7 pounds of pork
(oaten or utilized in cooking), 3
poundB of other meat, 4.4pounds of
sugar (Including that used in cook
ing, canning, preserving fruits, etc),
1G eggs, and 7 gallons of milk (in
cluding cream and whole milk.)
It is observed from tho report that
3 2 per cent of the wheat flour con
sumed last year was grown within
tho State, while G3 per cent of the
moat, 82 per cent of the vegetables
and 8G per cent of milk and butter
consumed wore produced within its
It appears that each person with
in the 'State consumes an average pf
132 pounds of Hour annually. There
, foro, If wo have a population of 1,
690,000 it will require approximate
ly 6,600,000 bushels of wheat to
supply our yearly needs. Tho total
production for?the State in 1920 has
boon estimated at 1,785,000 bushels,
or about 3,GOO,000 bushels less than
our annual requirements.
Tho average pork requirements
per person is shown to bo about 8 4
pounds annually. In other words, it
will require ono hog netting 168
pounds to supply tho needs of two
persons each year, or it will take
about 845,000 of such hogs to meet
the State's annual requirements.
However, should the hogs net 250
pounds each, the number could be
reduced to about 560,000. It would
be of interest to know which would
be moro economical for the State as
a whole-to raise 560,000 hogs net
ting 250 pounds each or 845,000
hogs of 168 pounds each.
Further observations made from
this Investigation are to the effect
that tho average distance of all the
farms In the State from market is
approximately seven miles, and tho
average size load from farm to mar
ket is 1,579 pounds; the average size
load from market to farm being 1,
Tho average number of days spent
annually per farm in hauling pro
duce, fertilizers, etc., to and (rom
market is estimated at 27 days, or
a little less than 9 per cont of all
work days. Tho total number of mo
tor trucks in the State, used exclu
sively for farm purposes, is estimat
ed at 1,833, and tho number of farm
tractors at 2,956.
Mr. Hare states that another Inter
esting feature of the investigation,
as shown by the tabulated results of
a largo number of reports of farm
ers from all sections of the State, is
that only 36 per cent of tho amount
of commercial fertilizers used in
1920 will bo used in 1921. How
ever, a very largo percentage of the
last year's crop of cotton seed will
not be sold or exchanged for fertil
izers, os h as boon the practice here
tofore, but will bo put back on the
farms from which they were ob
"Sure Did Pool Those Simps."
Hagerstown, Md., ' March 31.
"Wo sure did fool those poor simps"
ls Crover Cleveland Bergdoll's com
ment on his escape in this country
from military guards and secret ser
vice men, written on the back of a
post, card from isberbach, Germany,
and received by Owen I). Sherley,
proprietor of tho Vivian Hotel boro.
Tho card shows a street in Eller
bach, where tho millionaire draft
dodger ls residing to escape prosecu
tion iii tho United States for evading
the draft. The card was posted In
February and carries the following
"Wo are flolng fine. Regards to
your wife and daughter. We sure
did fool those poor Simps. Hopo to
soo you again when Harding gets
While Bergdoll was dodging mili
tary sorvico be spent several weeks
at tho Vivian Hotel under an as
Storm Damuge in Louisiana.
Now Orleans, March 31.-Consid
erable damage ls reported In Tangl
pahoa and Arcadia parishes result
ing from the storm oarly to-day, es
timates ranging from |$40,000 to
$75,000. No casualties wore roport
Tho greatest damage ls repotrod
In Arcadia parish, whore many of
tho buildings were wrecked by tho
At Ponchatoula, in Tanglpahoa
parish, several buildings were de
stroyed and a number unroofed.
tn Now Orloans tho wind caused
damage to a nurabor of buildings,
while street car sorvico was dolayed
by damage to tho tracks.
Big game ts almost extinct in tho
A SENEGA WOMAN'S HUSBAND
Seeks Divorce in Virginia-She Asks
Largo Alimony ii Divorced.
Richmond, Va., March 31.-Chas.
Hod inger, 56 years of ago, widely
known salesman for the Standard
Parts Company, of Cleveland, Ohio,
ts seeking annulment of his marriage
to Mrs. Cecelia Ramoay, 4 8 ye .?rs
of ago, of Seneca, S. C., member of
an old South Carolina fnmily, which
marriage was performed in Balti
more on July 10, 1920, just 18 days
after he had obtained divorce on tho
ground of desertion from his first
wife, Verna Bell Hetlinger, in the
city of Norfolk.
lie is asking that his second mar
riage be annulled on tho novel
ground that a new Virginia statute
prohibits remarriage after divorce
until six months have elapsed.
The action, it was learned to day,
is pending In Hustings Court, Part
II, and involves the question as to
whether the Virginia law could
reach out and control marriago In
Mrs. Hetlinger is not only resist
ing the action, but is pressing ?i
cross bill, in which she seeks a di
vorce on the ground of cruelty. .She
sets forth in her papers that Hetlin
ger has an earning capacity of be
tween $20,000 and $30,000 a year,
and in addition has an esta'i worth
fully $75,000. She asks liberal ali
mony in tho event that she IJ grant
Hetlinger charges in Iiis bill that
while he was sick in a hospital here
last fall ,she took possession of val
uable accounts and papers belonging
to him, and also an automobile
which he was offering for salo. Mrs.
Hetlinger is living here at the Jeffer
CARDINAL GIBBONS' VIEWS ON
Prohibition-Statement Made that
Shows Him Opposed to Liquor.
Recently published statements at
the time of tho death of Cardinal
Gibbons tended to leave the impres
sion that if tho cardinal wore not a
real advocate of tho use of liquor, he
was at least strongly opposed to pro
hibition. The following dispatch
would seem to indicate, however,
that his opposition to prohibition,
if really such existed, was not found
ed on any advocacy of the use of
alcoholic liquors. We quote the dis
patch as it appears:
New York, March 26.-William
H. Anderson, for seven years super
intendent of the Anti-Saloon League
of Maryland, now In chargo In New
York, issued the following statement
about Cardinal Gibbons:
"Cardinal Gibbons undoubtedly
sincerly desired to reduce the evils
of drunkenness, and labored in that
direction as he thought best. He
personally told me some thirteen
years ago that ho pledged to total
abstinence till they were of age tho
members of every class he confirmed.
At this interview ho gave me for
publication a signed statement
which I still possess and most high
ly prize--in which, while question
ing the wisdom of prohibition for
cities, ho doplared strongly for the
right of the people of rural sections,
by county units, and even in residen
tial sections of cities, to close sa
loons. The two most strongly Cath
olic counties of Maryland were car
ried dry by Catholic votes under the
leadership of Catholic priests, with
tho public approval of the cardinal.
"Becauso of this lt was an occa
sion of deep regret to mo that those
upon whom ho rollod for information
should hnvo misled him >nto utter
ances upon some phases of prohibi
tion that I believe to bo utterly at
variance with his real heart on the
Gives Land for Childrens' Home.
New York, March 31. - NV. W.
Burgess, wealthy manufacturer of
Greenville, S. C., hus donated 107
acres of land near that city as a sito
for a children's village, to be estab
lished by the Salvation Army. Th a
Salvation Army plans to develop a
children's colony there within tho
next ten years, waifs from tho big
cities to bo sont there to grow up
amid congenial surroundings.
Burges? gave the land as a memo
rial to his small son, who died re
Attended Church Instead.
Albany, Ga., Mareil 31.-Refusing
to grant thc request of a Jury trying
an arson caso In Dougherty Superior
Court boro, that they bo permitted
to attend a moving picture show,
Judgo W. C. Worrill said that, as lt
was Wednesday night, lt would bo
proper for Hiern to a tend prayer
mooting. They took advantage of
the suggestion and attended the mid
week sorvicos at tho First Presby
Brigandage flourished in Groeco
under Turkish rulo.
On open ground kangaroos aro
more than a match for the flootest
WIMdAMS' FA I IM HANDS ll El/l)
As Material Witnesses-Many Are
Arrested by Federal Agents.
Covington, Ga., March 30.-Fed
eral agents raided the farm in Jas
per county to-day of John S. Wil
liams, charged with having caused
the murder of eleven negroes, and
arrested several negro farm hands,
whom tiley wanted as material wit
nesses in the investigation of alleged
peonage conditions on th? farm,
which condlt'ons are said to have
caused the killings.
Williams, it was announced to
day by Judge 13. Hutchison, the pre
siding Judge in the Newton County
Superior Court, will be placed on
trial here next Tuesday on one of the
murder Indictments which followed
the finding of the bodies of throe
negroes In a river in this county.
More than 100 veniremen have boen
summoned. Governor Dorsey has
suggested to olllclals that Williams
be tried on each of the murder
charges sepa ra I ely.
Throe Murders in Jasper.
Thore are throe murder charges
in this cohn ty against Williams, who,
according to Clyde Manning, lils ne
gro farm boss, brought three negroes
into this county and had them
drowned. Tho Jasper county grand
Jury, will meet April ll to inquire
into the deaths of eight negroes
whose bodies were found in that
county, and the Governor has asked
the Jurors not only to indict Wil
liams ftnd Manning, but also the
three younger sons of Williams.
Reports that the three younger
sons of the plantation owner had
sought to Incito white residents
against tho negroes by spreading
reports that the negroes planned an
uprising were investigated again to
day by the grand Jury here, which
recessed to-night without taking de
flinte action. It was announced that
the inquiry would be taken up again
at an carly date.
Stories alleged to have been
told tie grand Jury by Floyd John
son, a young white man, that there
had been a concerted effort to cause
racial trouble and to make it appear
that negroes killed the men found
dead, in the hope of inciting public
sentiment in favor of John S. Wil
liams, were discussed to-day by Dr.
Gus Williams, a hero of the Somme
retreat, whore his services won him
the British war cross.
Refuse to Discuss Case,
j The. elder Williams and his three
yeungpst sons, Julian, Unland and
M?nfvin, have consistently refused tc
discuss the case since the father is
sued his first statemene after arrest,
categorically denying the charges,
but the oldest son, Dr. Williams,
called newspaper men in to-day and
offered to answer any questions that
they might ask.
Dr. Williams declared that his fa
ther and brothers were innocent of
tho murders, and also of the allegod
attempt to incite trouble following
the exposure of alleged conditions.
"The first they (the three younger
sons) knew of the latest attempt to
arouso public sentiment up against
us," the physician said, "was when
I told thom tho other night about
rumors 1 bad hoard In Covington.
The truth about the situation is
"Johnson carno to my father's
house the day after father had been
arrested and told of meeting a car
filled with negroes on the Allen
bridge ovor the Yellow river.
"He stated that be had seen two
black bodies in the car, and that thc
negroes had told him if lie told any
ono they would kill him. At thc
timo they told him this, bo said, they
held their guns on him, and since
? THE FLU
First Step in Treatment la a Brisk
Purgative With Calotabs, the
Purified anti Rermed Calomel
Tablets that arc Nausea
less, Safe and Sure.
Doctors have found by experience
that no medicine for colds and infla
onza cnn be depended upon for full cf
feet ?venosa until the liver is made thor
Mighty active. Thal is why the first
step in tho troatmont is the new, nausea'
less C alomel tablets called Calotabs
which aro freo from tho sickening ami
weakening effects of tho old style calo
mel. Doctors also point out thc fad
that an active liver may go a long way
towards preventing iulluenza and is oin
of tho most important factors in ea
nhling tho patient to successfully with
stand an attack and ward off pneu
Ono Calotab on tho tonguo at ber
time with a swallow of water-that's
all. No snits, no nausea nor the slight
est intorforonco with your eating, pleas
ure or work. Next morning your colt
has vnnishod, your liver is activo, yow
system is purified, and you oro fceline
fine, with a hoarty appetite for break
fast. Druggists soil Calotabs only ii
original soiled packwges, prico thirty
five cents. Your monoy will bo cheor
fullv refunded if you do not find thoa
Ks easy top
The first s
TT works smooth?
better, wears lt
their brilliancy and
from the weather fo
real economy. Th
aboutit-i t's just be
paint and all paint
way from 100 percei
More Pure. L
D. E. I
tlicu ho has boon sleeping with his '
gun. Ho told my mother that he
had decided to como voluntarily to 1
her and toll of the occurrence, be
cause he wanted to help father. And
now thoy toll me ho has confessed
in Covington before the grand Jury
Unit lt was all a frame-up."
Or. Williams then described con
ditions on the farm, saying it had
become badly run down during the
war, as he and the three younger
brothers were all in the service. He
suid his father latoly had paid lines
of negroes who otherwise would
have gone lo tiio chain gang to got
"Are the peonage charges against
your father and brothers true?" he
"Well, if they are guilty of peon
age," Dr. Williams replied after a
lengthy pause, as though studying
his answer, "there are many other
farmers in Georgia guilty of tho
samo crime. It is true they have
bailed negroes out of Jail, but they
have paid thom wages and given
them clothes to wear." s
Federal Agents Give Advice.
After F?deral investigators made
their trip to the plantation in Feb
ruary, Dr. Williams said, and told
the negroes they "should be making
more money nnd working only eight
hours a day," tho elder Williams de
cided to let all the dissatisfied ones
leave. Some of them owed him somo
money, but had funds enough to get
them out of tho county, and for these
he cancelled their debts," Dr. Wil
Dr. Williams received tho news
paper men at the Williams homo, a
typical Georgia country place, sltuat
J ed on a commanding hill and sur
i rounded by Heids in a high state of
j cultivation. Tho house is not par
j tlcularly large or imposing, but ap
j pears to havo been well built, and
' contains many ot tho conven
! lencos that were formerly pecu
j liar to the city. Flower gardens
j made the yards beautiful, and there
? were four automobiles on the place,
1 including that of Dr. Williams, Tho
i younger sons did not make their ap
? pear?nce, and when tho physician
was asked where they wore he said
they did ont care to talk pending
? their possible trial. They have not
! yet been arrested, although warrants
! have been sworn out against thom
at tho request of Governor norsoy.
The father is ill jail at Atlanta,where
he and the negro, .Manning, were tn
' ken for safe-keeping.
The fate of Manning, whoso state
i ments regarding the killings result
j od in tho Indictments against him
self and Williams, was tho subject
of speculation boro to-day, and tho
court houso attaches voiced tho opin
ion that Solicitor General A. M.
Mrnnd would recommend morey If
tho negro is convicted when trlod
! When tho solicitor was asked his
plans about Manning ho declined to
reply definitely, but referred ques
tioners to the logal codo of Georgia
covering persons "acting under fear"
In committing crimes, ns Manning
claimed ho did. Tho section roads:
"A person committing a crime or
I misdemeanor undor threats or mon
i aces, which sufficiently show that his
* life was in danger, shall not bo found
j guilty; and such throats and men
r ace hoing proved and established,
r thc pqrson compelling by said throats
- and menaces tho commission of tho
1 offonso, shall be considered a prin
* cipal, and shall suffer tho samo pun
t ishment as If he had perpetrated the
troke of the brush proves
srior covering (hiding)
of Kurfees Paint.
it it will do
r, goes farther, looks
triger. Colors retain
protect the surface
ere isn't any magic
tter paint. It is pure
;-made the Kurfees
it pure lead and zinc.
ead To Gallon
LI*^r\, ?S. C?
TAXICAB DU IV KU FOUND DEAD.
Two Bullet Moles In Head of Spur
Spartanburg, March 30.-Guy Mc
Dowell, 21 years old, a public car
dirvor, was found dead in a pasturo
on the farm of J. C. Lanford, two
miles west of this city, near Camp
Wadsworth, late this afternoon with
two bullet holes in his |#ad.
Tho officers are searching to-night
for Glenn Foster, another public car
driver, who was seen with McDowell
Tuesday afternoon. Foster has not
been soon since that time and has
not boon heard from by members of
his family. The cars driven by the
mon were found stuuding by the rail
way station hero In tho city this af
ternoon, where, it is said, they have
been since Tuesday afternoon. There
are those who advance the theory
that Glenn Foster has also been
killed and that his body will be
found. Foster has a son ftfteon years
of age who says his father left home
Tuesday afternoon with Guy McDow
ell, walking. Other persons have
been found who saw the two men to
gether near Spartan Mills.
"We only Bought Rat Poison
Twice**' tvritei Jess? Smith, N. J.
"I threw the first kind away; couldn't bf bothered
miling it with meat, cheese. Then I tried Rat-Snap.
SAY. that's the stu ni It comes In cakes, all ready
to use. And lt sure does kill rata." 35c. ?Sc. $1.25.
Sold and guaranteed by
Burton's Drug Store,
Whitmire-Marctt Hardware Co.
SEVENTY CENTS OF THE DOBLAR
Woes to tho Workers, Docloros Mali
nger of Big Railway System.
Pittsburg, Pa,, March 31.-It has
heroine impossible to operate the
Pennsylvania railway successfully
and continue to pay tho "abnormally
high wages" fixed by the Railroad
Labor Hoard, so C. S. Krlck, gen
eral manager of tho Eastern region,
doolared to-day in opening a series
of conferences between officials of
tho company and representatives of
its employees to discuss proposed
reductions in salaries and wages.
Mr. Krick maintained that tho
entire world rapidly i:: getting back
to normal, and that K'IICO the mid
dle of last year the cost of living ba3
boon stoadily going down.
"At present," bo declared, "nearly
7 0 cents out of every dollar tbo
Pennsylvania railroad receives from
operation is paid out in wages. Tho
remaining 30 couts Is not sufficient
to buy fuel and other materials and
pay our taxes and othor obligations.
Operating expenses In February ex
coodotl operating rovenuo by moro
than $2,300,000. lt cost the Penn
sylvania railroad $1.05 to take in
$1.00, without considering taxes and
flxod charges and othor obligations.
"Without toking dividends into
consideration tho Pennsylvania sys
tem wa. oporated in February at a
loss of moro than $8,500,000. March
rosults will show no improvement,
although tho number of omployoes
is loss now than it has been since
1915. Such a precipitate falling off
in business as has occurred in tho
last month cannot be recalled by
railroad, men to-day, and the only
remedy for the situation la to roduco
salaries and wages."
In Franco 500,000 womon either
live on interest from invested capi
tal or aro active in agriculture. Ot
the other womon moro than one-half
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