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M THE WATCHERS
?K B> HELEN ANDERSON
f> Wi*, by ttoCtur* N?wapaptr Syndloat*.
The Browns had been married for ten
years and nothing had marred their
happiness. They had been content with
each other's society for 12 months of
each of the ten years; that ls, until
within the past three or four days.
Something, an indescribable some?
thing, had crept into the atmosphere
heretofore so eulin. l% was that uv
fin i tesl und something on which no
finger can be laid. Mr. Brown first
noticed lt by the scared, wistful
glances of his wife. She seemed tp
watch him furtively, and when she
saw him glance et her, would loos;
away quickly. She seemed to have
something on her mind. Perhaps she
was tired of him. Tho more he thought
of that the stronger he was convinced.
Well, he'd watch her closely and prove
On the other hand, Mrs. Brown first
noticed the chango In Mr. Brown when
he started to watch her with that
searching, questioning look. The
thought entered her mind tfcnt he was
comparing her with some one. Who
was lt? Perhaps a younger, prettier,
woman. Every time she looked at him
she caught him just looking away.
She decided she would watch him care
fully In an attempt to fathom this mys
The days went by even as days will.
Mr. Brown kept a close, secretive sur
vey of his wife. He noticed with alarm
the Increasing signs of her nervous-,
ness and caught her many times look
ing nt him with the same half-scared
wistful glances. He felt that he must
speak about lt, ask her what she
meant, or even suggest a separation
anything was better than this under
current of mystery.
On this particular morning he no
ticed that she was even more nervous ?
and he decided to learn the truth.
"Carrie, er-er," he stuttered.
"Yes, John," she answered, rather
"Did the paper come this morning?"
he finished lamely.
She got the paper for him and he
opened lt, giving a semblance of read
ing lt, but all the time he kept a
close survey of his wife, who in turn,
thinking him deep in the paper,
watched him more openly than be
fore. Nothing of this escaped Mr.
Brown. It seemed that things had
about reached the climax ?e had
come definitely to the conclusion that
Mrs. Brown was dissatisfied, had
found other interests, but was too
timid to say anything to him about lt.
Well, he wasn't
"Carrie, er-er/' ho started again.
"Yes, John." o
"Er-have you read about this mur
der case?" he finished.
For the next five minutes, he re
lated the details of tho murder and
trial, but his words wero a mero
cloak for thoughts far nearer to him.
Well, he'd speak about lt tomorrow
or perhaps-yes, he'd write a note
and leave lt on her dresser Just beforo
he left for work.
Meanwhile Mrs. Brown had become
fully convinced that Jonn wanted to
tell her something, but was afraid to,
os lt might hurt her. She was now
quite sure that he was tired of her
and dissatisfied with married life. Per
haps he even wanted a divorce. A di
vorce! A dry sob come to her throat.
And she still loved him. Well, she
could prove her love by making things
easier for him. She knew that her
emotions would overcome her If sue
ventured to tell him that she would
not stand In his way any longer. Yes,
she would send a note to his office by
special messenger so that he would
receive lt tho first thing this morn
So it came about that, when Mr.
Brown opened his mall, he found the
"My Dear John: .Something strange
in your manner recently has convinced
me that you are unhappy. Even though
my feelings toward you have remained
unchanged, I will no longer stand In
your way, and (hore a large blot, evi
dently a tear, smeared the page) I will
let you have a divorce. I want you
to be happy. CARRIE."
Mr. Brown gasped, read the note
again, and still a third time. Then he
called the office boy, told him he'd be
out for the rest of the doy, and board
ed the first homeward bound car. He
found Mrs. Brown Just finishing read
ing the note he had left.
And he clnsped her in his arms.
"What made you look at me so
funny?" Mr. Brown asked after they
had fully recovered their senses.
"Why, I thoiight you were watching
me." She looked nt him In surprise.
"Oh, John, how near this came to
wrecking our happiness."
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0|^VB.,MB?^ttH?. TWNKS CAPTAIN
Ballenger Want? to Begin at Wrong
Place-County Agents Needed.
Westminster, Feb. .27, 1922.
Editor Koo woo Co ur lor:
(Please allow me space in your pa
per to express my thoughts. I can
not endorse every word that Capt.
J. J. Ballon ger said, nor the other
articles, but am glad that something
has started/' though 'I think Capt. >
Ballenger wants to start that some
thing Wrong. It would be all right to
return to pre-war salaries. The
farmer has already returned and is
working just like he had never lost
anything. It ls true that each one has
had to reduce expenses and must
keep on at Lt. But don't take away
from us the most helpful thing we
have-the agents who have done so
much for our county. Of course,
some of the communities are getting,
along, in a way, without their help
such a pity, too, for they are losing
every day. I wish that I were able
to say in exact figures how much lt ?
would mean to the county for every
community to have a well organ
ized club and make a standard grade
of butter; had pure-bred hogs, cat
tle and poultry, and good truck
patches for market.
Talk about cutting taxes! How
much doeB our demonstrator cost? !
Just the small sum of ton cents for j
each tax-payer. Well, the man who j
cuts our agents out will not feel very
good at the next election, should he 1
desire office again, for the farm wo-'
men aro not all sleeping. We want
to get tuo best for our communities,
try to lift them to a higher plane by
co-operating and bringing our prob- ,
lems together for consideration. The
rural woman needs all the help she
can get, and a new day is certainly
dawning for the farm woman who
tries and makes use of tho help that
has been and ls being given us. We
want to havo cultured homes for cul
tured farmers. The agents want to
help every one who wants their help.
And how could we have a market
for our produots'tf we did not have
them to help us? Our club has been
selling butter up to Jan. 1, 1922,
for 46 cents a pound, while others
got 20 cents in trade, and the mer
chants do not even want it at that
price. We have sold hens for 29
cents a pound when the market here
was 12% cents. Of course I don't
reckon these little things count with
Capt. Ballenger. He lives at Seneca, 1
and they don't seem to be interested
in the county very much. I wonder
if he was at the fair last fall when
the club boys and girls went across
the county, over muddy roads, to
carry their exhibits to Seneca. Didn't
they give us a welcome, though? We
were not expecting the towri to stop
business, or go to any expense for
us, but one thing we did expect, and
that was a welcome to the visitors
from other counties. Not even a cup
of cold water! There was, appar
ently, a lady in the town who knew
that tho county fair was to bo at
Seneca. One little woman saw a lot
of "country people" going up the
steps of tho Chamber of Commerce
and thought she would step over and
see what they had to sell. (My! what
if wo did not pay any more attention
to their advertisements! Where
would their trade come from? And
where does the food, come from?)
The boys and girls had some real
nice exhibits, and we spent a very
pleasant day looking at each other's
things, won the prizes and spent the
money before leaving town.
Now, if Capt. Ballengor will just
look around a little I am sure he
will see that if ever we did need
help now is tho time. Wo have no
town in our county large enough
to handle our produce. Therefore,
we cannot have a curb market; but
we can grow anything. If we .plant
the popular varioties of vegetables
and make a standard product, we
can sell it by the help of our county
agents, when we could do nothing
absolutely nothing-without them.
So let's all work together to make
our county one of the best-and the
only way to do this ls for overybody
to co-operate, and then our efforts
and our homes will be a success.
Great progress has been made and
we must not fall. For years the
farmers have been complaining that
they had no voice in putting a price
upon anything that they produce.
And this is true, because we market
ed all our. products under a system
arranged and handled by middle
men. The Farm Bureau and the able
corps of demonstration agon ts are
offering us direct assistance and will
help us operate any co-operative as
sociation to sell our products. In
stead of complaining and crying that
there is no market, all we have to
do is to get busy and learn to handle
our products in a business way
owing to stagnation in business this
is not an ensy Job)-and to soil at
good prices is almost impossible.
.Still wo must make the best of it, and
as wo have wide-awake county !
agents we feel sure that if we only
act, COOK OK>V?MO sctiooii
System-Not Opposed to Education.
Something Wrong with System.
Editor Keowoe Courier:
We have read the article of A. F.
Tannery in your recant ls&ue. He
seems to want to leave the impres
sion on the minds of the people that
I am against public schools and the
education of the children. But he; is
very much mistaken. I am most
heartily in favor of education, but I
am against extravagance in any way
or form. If a man has money of his
own to squander that ls no concern
of mine,, but if he happens to be a
State or county official and squanders
the tax-payers' money, then that is
a matter Of concern to all the tax
payers. What I said about the sal
aries of the teachers being too high
was not saying anything against edu
cation or the schools, but against the
extravagant methods of the school
system. Fifty or sixty years ago the
best teachers could be had at $25
per month. The children learned
more then in one year than they now
learn in five. After they have gone
to school for five years now to the
$100~a-monih teachers a majority
of the pupils cannot spell. When we
see a teacher sitting in a school
room four or Ave hours per. day at
$100 per' month and the father of
the children she is teaching working
in sight of the school house ten hours
per day, at hard physical labor, for
one dollar per day, wo cannot see
the Justice of it, nor do we think
that it is at all fair. On one occa
sion we heard of a teacher who was
getting $100 per month for her work
when ono of the children went to the
teacher and asked foe instructions
about its lessons, and the answer the
child got was about as follows: "Go
to your mother and get her to learn
you your lessons. I am not here to
learn you your lessons.. I am here to
hear you recite your lessons and see
if you have them correct." Wonder
what <Mr. Tannery thinks of this kind
of bigotry and ignorance. We think
if the mother docs the teaching she
ought to have the pay.
About nineteen years ago we had
a teacher at our place. He was a
Walhalla man, and was among the
best teachers we ever had, and one
of the best preachers we ever had at
this place. <He received only $30 per
month for his teaching. The cost of
living was Just as high then as It ls
now, 'I think.
Our friend Tannery speaks of the
teacher having to spend years of
i his or her life in preparing to be a
teacher, and that he or she must
j pass very rigid examinations to got
! a certificate to teach in the public
j schools, and he also speaks of letting
; the world slip back into ignorance
; and slavery. Now we can very easily
' remember some 6 5 years ago when
i there was no such thing as a free
I school. It cost a man a thousand
i dollars or more to educate and pre
; pare his boy to teach school, and
; when he was prepared to teach he
j charged only $25 per month for his
j work. But in this day and time their
their education does not cost them
anything. The tax-payers pay the
whole account. The teacher wants,
$100 per month for his work, and
the tax-payers have to pay that after
they have educated him free of any
About the biggest thing that I
can see that our boasted free school
system has done seems to be that
they have turned out a generation of
ingrates. But those cheap schools
of which we have spoken were way
back in the days of ignorance and
slavery, of which Mr. Tannery* has
spoken. Yes, in the days of John C.
Calhoun,. Abraham (Lincoln, Alexan
der Stephens, Robert Toomba, Jos
eph Brown, iHenry Clay and all the
rest of the Ignorant people.
Every once in awhile I meet up
with a boy who has been educated in
the public schools, dressed in what
they call the latest style, strutting
around like a turkey gobbler, a big
bundle of agricultural' literature un
der his arm. The first thing he will
begin to tell me is how to farm and
how to sell what little I havo already
made, when perhaps he never did a
hard day's work on the farm In his
life, nor earnod an honest dollar.
This seems to be in keeping with
our free school system.
J. A. Cook.
Madison, S. C.
Now Director of Mint Named.
Washington, March 1.-F. E. Sco
bey, of San Antonio, Texas, was nom
inated to-day by President Harding
to be director of the mint upon the
expiration, March 19th, of the term
of Ray T. Baker, who has directed
the mint since February^ 1917.
co-operate with them much good
work can bo done for Oconee during
the' year 1922.
Yours for a better county,
Rural Club Member.
MANX* USES FOB MOB CORN COB.
. . -1-rr
Pto bo M.u*e Into Syrup and Nitro?
Olycerino-Not an Experiment,
stalks now going to waste annually
In tko United States can be made in
to syrup, cattle feed, turned into ab
solutely fast dyes, made into motion
picture film, sound proofing, or the
base for nitro-glycerine, was the
statement of Elton R. Darling, Ph.
D., professor of chemistry at Willl
klh University, at Decatur, before
the Kiwanis Club here a few days
Prof. Darling only recently caused
nation-wide comment by his an
nouncement that he had been able
to obtain alcohol from illuminating
gas. Tho alcohol was obtained In a
laboratory test. To-day in his ad
dress he declared that alcohol is the
fuel 'of the future; that the supply
is inexhaustible, while petroleum
will grow scarce, gasoline high in
price, and the coal situation and sup
"I am Intensely interested in the
products to be derived from the corn
cob," said Prof. Darling. "The pro
duction of syrup or xylose 1B the
sugar In the corn. It is what the cat
tle and Btock want when they eat
cornv By eating the cob they get but
five per cent of the xylose. The syrup,
which is for animals and made by
treating the cob, gives 26 per cent
more. It seems practical to me that
this added syrup should be used
when the cobs are at present going
"I expect to simplify the process
of extracting this syrup so that the
farmer can make it on his farm. I
have carried my experiments far
enough to know that the cattle like
It and'want lt."
(Referring to the production of
dyes from corn cobs, Prof. Darling
exhibited a black dye that he had
obtained from fur foll, a chemical ob
tained from cobs. It is a sulphur
.dye, deep and, fast, and he said that
it can be made profitably. He has
obtained other colors, but has not as
yet developed them to the degree of
stability which he has reached with
the black dye.
That corn cobs have many other
uses was shown In his statement that
the cellulose from them can be made
into a material that will serve as a
filler for phonograph records, can
bo treated and used In tho making
of .incition picture films or used be
tween wood as sound proofing, ar
well as its use SB a baso for tho man
ufacture of nitro-glycerine.
Name '-Bayer" on Genuine
Tako Aspirin only as told in each
package of genuine Bayer Tablets ol
Aspirin. Then you will be following
the directions and dosage worked out
by physicians during 21 years, am1
proved safe by millions. Take nc
chances with substitutes. If you see
the Bayer Cross on tablets, you car
take them without fear for colds
headache, neuralgia, rheumatism
earache, toothache, lumbago and foi
pain. Handy tin boxes of twelve tab
lets cost few cents. Druggists alsc
sell larger packages. Aspirin ls the
trade mark of Bayer Manufacture ol
Monoacetlcacldester of Salioylicactd
Homo of Robert E. I iee Bought.
Cape May, N. J., March 1.-Th?
former home of Gen. Robert E. Lee,
commander of tho Confederate army
was purchased to-day by Leonard H,
Davis, president of the Progressive
League of this city.
Mr. Davis announced that he
would leave Intact tho war relics and
antiques in the old mansion, but that
ho would restore parts of tho build
ing to conform with tho architecture
of the period in which it was built
more than a hundred years ago. The
property was purchased from the
estate of the late Albert Hughes.
50,043 Births in S. C. in 1021.
Columbia, March 3.-The stork
was a friendly and consistent visltoi
in South Carolina during the entire
year of 1921, as shown by a roporl
of the vit?l statistical section of the
fltato Board of Health, which wat
given out to-ddy.
There were 60,048 births In th<
State during the entire twelve-montl
period of 1021, or at the rate of 20J
per thousand population, as com
pared to 20,808 deaths, or at th?
rate of 11.8 per thousand. The In
crease of births In proportion to th<
doaths for the period was very mark
ed, being woll over 50 por cent.
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wire mercliant ixl thi
C The line comprises ta
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able, economical, lo\
try; the other a ci
motoring at a mediu
<t The sales of both t
increase from mont
j right for a record ye
CL The right type of bu
teing, ability aiul m
this an unusual op]
Snloa Promotion D
DU. J. W. BABCOCK IS DEAD.
Noted Physician mid Alienist Passed
Away Friday lu Columbia.
Columbia, March 3.-Dr. J. W. 1
Babcock, who for thirty years was
superintendent of the State Hospital
here, died at 6 o'clock this morning, .
The end came very suddenly. He !
had been suffering with an ailment.
for several weeks, but his condition |
was not thought to be of a serious
nature, and the announcement of his
death was a shook te his friends and ?
family. He ls survived by bis wife I
and three daughters.
The funeral will be held in Chester
on Sunday, Dr. Babcock having been
a native of that place.
Dr. Babcock was one of the na
tion's leading experts on pellagra,
and was one of the first of the great
experts to recognize this disease. For
the past several years he had operat
ed a private sanitarium here.
Narrow Escape Pupils and Teachers.
Aiken, March 3.-Three teachers
and twenty pupils had a narrow es
cape when fire destroyed a three
story boys' dormitory of the Soho-,
field Normal and Industrial School
here at 10.16 o'clock this morning.
The men and boys wero forced to
Jump from the building. A sprained
ankle by one of the boys was the
only casualty. The monetary loss ls
estimated at $40,000.
The Schofield School was estab
lished by Quakers hore in 1889 for
the education of tho negro youth.
About throe hundred students are
attending the school this year, but
only twenty were in the dormitory
that was destroyed. The boys are
being housed in a building across
the street. AU of them lost their
clothing and other personal effects.
Dr. Work Will Succeed Hays.
Washington, March 3.-Postmas
ter General 'Hays to-day attended his
last cabinet meeting. He will bo suc
ceeded as Postmaster General by Dr.
Iubert Work, of iPueblo, Colo., who
served as first apslstant postmaster
general under Mr. Hays, and whose
nomination as Postmaster General
waa confirmed yestorday by the Sen
Dr. Work was busy to-day with
the affairs of his department prepar
atory to taking over his new duties.
He will bo sworn in at Tl o'clock to
morrow at the Postofflce Department.
Philippin? Schools Need Teachers.
Washington, March 3.-The bu
reau of insular affairs in tho War
Department is keeping sixty high
school teachers qualified to take po
sitions in the English departments
of the Philippine high schools. Trans
portation will be furnished by the
government to Manila, and entrance
salaries of from 3,000 to 3,200 pesos
nominally $1,500 to $1,600-will
be paid successful applicants.
There ls no excuse
?nd real money-makora
The wonderful poultry
makes early layers of
produces fast growth In young chicks. 2 1
We carry a complete line of Coro-Vet St
How and Poultry. We will gladly refund :
results from the use of any Caro-Vet rome
J. H. Alley.West Union, 8. C.
Tho City rharmacy . Seneca, 8. C.
C. L. Callahan....Seneca, 8. C., Route 3.
h. V. Graham . Seneca, 8. O.
Shirley'? Pharmacy . Seneca, 8. C.
F. 8. Hutchins a Co. .. Westminster, 8. C.
i Business Man
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"Trilby," tho Fat Luuly, Dead.
Chicago, /March 1.-Mrs. Qeorge
A.Kenna, known in circus side shows
as "Trilby," the fat lady, died here
yesterday. She quit the circus six
teen years ago and had since then
made hor home in this city. She
weighed four hundred pounds when
she died, and while with the circus
her weight ?B said to have topped this
by mord than a hundred pounds. A
casket one yard wide and six feet
three inches long ls being construct
ed for the body.
Maize is cul tl vated by the Peru
vians at a height of 7,00ft feet above
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"Ths Good Old Standby Situ? 1849"
May Ho Prosecuted Indefinitely.
Washington-, ?March 1.-The Houso
by a vote of 2<U io 20 to-day passod
the Senate bill extending indefinitely
the time during which draft evader?
and deserters from tho army and
navy during the World War may be
prosecuted, by continuing the mili
tary status of deserters. The meas
ure also extends for another three
years tho time during which draft
dodgers can be brought to trial In
Secretary Weeks, In a letter ,to
Chairman Kahn, of the military com
mittee, urged the prompt passage of
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IN O00NEE COUNTY
T. B. Able.Westminster, S. C.
D. D. Elrod ......... Westminster, B.V.D.
W N Barton. Walhalla, fl. 0.
W. D. Tally. Salem. 8. 0.
Cn sh Grocery Co.Walhalla, 8. 0.
W. M. Murphreo .. Walhalla, 8. C. B.F.D.