WHITING ALMOST A LOST ART
Typewriter He? Practically Put th?
Pen Out of Budnee*, With
Borne Unfortuniite Resulte.
Who remembers the old day? when
men of commerce and industry wrote
a "good business hand"-when hand?
writing was one of the accomplish
menta and letters written in ink could
lue rend with small effort? asks the
Nation's Business. Handwriting has
gone out of style because lt ?ave way
to something Infinitely better. It was
the old story. Hand work could not
compete with, machine work-the pen
could not compete with the type
But we view with sorrow the fact
that the decline and fall of hand-writ*
lng has ulso meant the decline and
fall of the business signature. You
pick up the ordinary business' letter
these days, and while the body of
the communication stands forth la
clean-cut typography, you are lucky
If you cnn make out the signature.
Unless you know who wrote it, th?
name may be anything from "Blata"
to "Jones." Some of them appear to
be perfect ; they are made up of regu
lar, sharp saw teeth, but when you
try to decode them you can't tell th?
.W from the "n's" or the "l's" from
the "t's." Others confuse and dazzlfl
you with scrolls and flourishes. And
still another type ls Just plain awful.
Plainly something should be done
about lt. Maybe congress could be In?
duced to pnss a law making lt com
pulsory for (?Ty letter to hnve th?
name of the signer typewritten In th?
near neighborhood of the signature.
APPRECIATED GIFT OF SHOES
Mlsmated Footgear Eagerly Welcomed
by the Unfortunate Children of
A shoe factory In Boston recently of
fered the Near East relief a consign
ment of mlsmated shoes-offered them
doubtfully, not knowing whether such
a gift would be acceptable. Neverthe
less, the gift was Joyfully accepted by
the organization, and the odd shoes
were more than eagerly received by
the little folks In Near East relief or
For children In Armenl'.^are no dif
ferent from children anywhere. They
love new shoes. Although these shoeB
were not mates they were without
holes, they were shiny, they were solid
and they crenked. They were,.In short,
Shoes-real shoes-and when one has
been entirely shoeless for n long time,
or lins worn nt best old, wornout pieces
of shoes, shoes full of holes, which
have not seen polish for so long that
.icy are quite the color of the earth
even mlsmated shoes, that are shiny
and new, seem a veritable boon from
And the mlsmated shoes meant for
the Near East children more than
pleasure. They meant health Itself. A
recent report from an overseas work
er contains a simple statement which
makes one realize the larger value of
"As a result of giving shoes to the
children," the stntement reads, "dis
pensary enses dropped from over forty
to about twenty."-New York Herald.
Big Price for a Flower.
Ten thousand dollars ls an extraor
dinary price for a single plant ; yet
lt was paid by English hortlculturlrts
for an orchid raised In the United
States, the Oatteleyaglgas alba. This
Catteleya was flowered In 1010, and ex
hibited at an orchid show in tho
United States, where lt was awarded
a gold medal. The plant was found
In 1000 In a lot of other specimens of
Catteleya glgas. It was only by chance
that the plant was not sold for a dol
lar or two. The only reason was that
after most of its companions had been
disposed of this one, with some others
that were not In very good condition,
was set aside. Finally, all the speci
mens were potted. To the great sur
prise of the horticulturists when, next
spring, the plant came up lt was with
pure white flowers. The plant was
sold in London for perhaps the highest
figures that an orchid ever brought.
Not In the Ritual, but Effective.
General Pershing tells tho story of
a volunteer battalion of rough bnck
woodsmen that once Joined Ceneral
Orunt. He admired their fine phy
sique, but distrusted the capacity of
their uncouth commander to handle
troops promptly und eUlcIen^fy In the
field, so he said:
"Colonel, I want to see your men
at work ; call them to attention and
order thom to march with shouldered
arms in close column to the left flank.'*
Without a moment's hesitation the
colonel yelled to his fellow rufllnns :
?'Boys, lo?k wild tharl Make ready to
thicken and go left end-ways. Tote
yer guns I Git I"
The maneuver proved a brilliant
success and the self-elected colonel
was forthwith officially commissioned.
-The Boys' Own Paper.
Found Big Water.
Silas Wright Titus, tine "water wiz
ard," ls dead. Since boyhood, It ls
said, that he never failed to find "un
derground water when he went after
it. He made water hunting his life
work. One of his big Jobs was locat
ing the underground waUfr that sup
plies Brooklyn, N. Y., 'ro.OOO.OOO gal
lons a day.
No matter how pocullar a demand
rises, up from the people always comes
somo man Intuitively fitted to handle
tho Job. We muy be masters of our
own destinies, but there's a wonderful
system back of lt all, distributing hu
man r.hUitles to meet demands.
Is life staged, in some respects, in
?ubaorlbQ ??rrThr.Couriep1 .(BOSLJL
Not even 1
[EN you lo
for a minut
as you can remember 1
The truth is that me
always found USCO :
standing money's wo
matter what its price
Today at $10.90
maintains its estab
standard of quality.
And because of tl
price, it sets a new it
Men who have \
USCO have never be
inclined to measure it
value by the general
run of tires.
United States lires
are Good Tiras
Where You ARTH
Can Buy STRO'
U. S. Tires:
OPPOSED TO MILK DRINKING.
London Physician Says that Only tho -
Young Should Uso lt.
A dispatch from London says:
"ls thero any ono subject to-day
upon which doctors agrco?" asks a
sceptical newspaper, commenting on
the advice of Dr. Cijpil Webb-John
son, who has said: "Never drink
milk: it is an unnatural food save for
Giving his reason for this revolu
tionary opinion Dr. Webb-Johnson,
a specialist on diet, said to a ques
"We are the only animals In tho
world wlio drink milk after Infancy.
The domestic cat, lt may bo pointed
out, drinks milk after lt has grown
up, but this is purely a domestic
"The iden has been handed down
through generations that milk is a
good thing to drink when you nre 111.
I think it is the worst thing, and I
never allow my.patients to havo it.
It causes constipation, flatulence, a
dirty tongue and leads to rheumtt
tlsm, headaches and tired feelings.
Taken in excess it often causes ap
"Nature does not Intend milk to bo
taken after the purpose for which lt
was provided has boen fulfilled. I
prefer hard food always. Frequently
-sometimes habitually-people will
go whole days without hard food of
any description.-That, for one thing,
ls bad for tho teoth. Celery, apples,
and other things that make you bite,
should be on the table every day.
"Nor is milk good for tho body in
addition to ordinary food. It makos
one fat, and a fat person cannot be
Catarrhal Deafness Cannot Be Cur eS
by local applications, as they cannot
roach tho diseased portion of the ear.
Catarrhal Deafness requires constitu
tional treatment. HALL'S CATARRH
MEDICINE ls a constitutional remedy.
Catarrhal Deafness is caused by an in
flamed condition of tho mucous lining of
the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is
Inflamed you havo a rumbling sound or
Imperfect hearing, and when it ls entire
ly closed Deafness is the result. Unless
tho Inflammation can bo reduced, your
hearing may bo dostroyed forovor.
HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE acts
through tho blood on tho mucous sur
faces of the system, thus reducing tho In
flammatlon and restoring normal condi
Circulars free. All Druggists.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio.
Three Hod les Found on Track.
Memphis, Juno 15.-Southern rail
way ofllcors boro wore advised to
day that tho mangled bodies of three
persons, two men and a woman, had
been found on tho railroad tracks
aear Cypress, Tenn., about 80 milos
oast of this city. Nono ot the bodies
have boon idontiflod.
USCO ever tot
Since last fall when V
established the $10
price range they have rc
ognized it as a value
beyond any possible
A still greater
rHER CSL PHINNEY, W
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.!. THE BEST LETTER. 4*
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Margaret Brandt Writes from
Tho authorities of the summer
short course at Winthrop College re
cently asked each of those attending
to write a letter to her homefolks.
These letters were nil considered and
judged by the authorities, by coun
ties, and the best ono from each of
the counties has been forwarded to
the writer's home paper fur publica
tion. Margaret Brandt, of Walhalla,
was fortunate in having her letter
Judged the best for Oconee, and it ls
Rock J/.ll, S. C., June. 12, 1922.
Dear Homefolks: -
1 carno to Winthrop because my
County Agent sent me-and not only
that, but because I wanted to see the
college and to learn something.
I like Winthrop College better than
any place I have ever been, and I
think the place is the most beautiful
place I have ever seen.
I alu learning how to be a hostess.
T know everybody likes a good hos
tess, and I am going to try to be the
best there ls.
I nm learning how to keep in good
health. I think that ls one of the
most important lessons wo have.
Another important lesson we havo
is on judging different things, such
as canned products, chickens and
II know you will want to learn what
I have learned.
We go to the gymnasium opec a
day, and 1 think everybody bad rather
go there than anywhero else because
we can piny and have a good time as
well ns learn. I enjoy being at one
class ns much as the other, as far as
the learning is concerned, becnuso
that is what 1 came to Winthrop for.
Wo have parties and moving pic
tures and other entertainments, as
well as lessons. Everybody enjoys
thom, I think-nt least I haven't
heard any of thom say they didn't
Wo have good things to eat as well
aa we have good times. At least I
1 can't put my whole mind In
v/ords, so I will dose for this time,
but will write again.
With love, Margaret Brandt.
Young Man Drowns.
Groonvllle, Juno 14.-John Henry
Hooper, 23 years old, wns drowned
this afternoon in Stone's Lake, near
this city, while attompting, with a
companion, to swim across tho lake.
Bubscribe for The Courier. (Best)
Walhalla, S. C.
est Union, S. C.
THREE HUNDRED PERSONS LOST
As Waters Sweep Over Portions of
tho City Of Siui Salvador.
San Salvador, Republic of Salva
dor, June 13.-Three hundred per
sons aro known to have been drown
ed and many persons are missing fol
lowing an abnormal rise in the Accl
imate and Arenal rivers, which over
flowed their banks and joined toge
ther in one stream, inundating the
Candelaria district of this city. Sev
eral houses were swept away by the
i raging torrent.
The bodies of three hundred men,
women and children already have
been found. The flood was caused by
a two-day torrential rainfall.
The government has sent a relief
expedition here to succor people in
distress. A large subscription Hst
has been started for the relief of the
THAT MORNING LAMENESS
If you are lame every morning and
suffer urinary ills, there must be a
cause. Often it's weak kidneys. To
strengthen the weakened kidneys and
avert mor^ serious troubles, use
Doan's Kidney Pills. You can rely
on Walha'la testimony.
Mrs. J. M Rothell, 21 Lucas St.,
Walhalla, sa. : "I had kidney trou
ble and my Kidneys were weak and
acted Irregularly. Mornings I was
lame and tired and lt seemed I
couldn't get around. I had nervous
Headaches cou tin nally and there was
a bearing down pain across m> back
and I had no ambition. My ankles
and bends swol1 d and I was In pret
ty bad shape. a lng of Doan's
Kidney Pills I gi s< >e
cured me of the attack
to recommend Donn ?."
Price 60c, at all cen
simply ask for n kidney remedy-get
Doan's Kidney Pills-thu same that
Mrs. Rothell had. Foster-Mllburn Co..
Mrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
I am glad
LoLands and Fords Split.
Detroit, Mich., June 14.--Honry
XI, LeLsnd will leave tho Lincoln
Motor Car Company plant to-day. His
son, Wilfred C. LoLand, it is expect
ed, will step out with tho veteran
Tho LeLands and tholr organiza
tion wore removed from authority
two wooks ago by Edsel Ford, but
wore almost immediately reinstated.
Conflict in the ideas of tho LoLands
and Henry Tord are soon by "Motor
How," as behind this departure from
tho Lincoln plant of the man who
planned lt, built it and managed it
until its salo last fall to Ford.
THE WONDERFUL FORMATION
In Silver Springs, Located Six Miles
from Ocal a, Fla.
This spring is as long as a city
block, and is located six miles from
Ocala, Fla. The most remarkable and
interesting phenomena presented by
this spring is the extraordinary trans
parency of tho water, in this respect
surpassing anything which can be
imagined. All of the intrinsic beau
ties which are Invested in it, as well
as the wonderful optical properties
which popular reports have ascribed
to its waters, aro directly or Indirect
ly referable to their almostM>erfect
diaphanity. On a clear, calm day,
after the sun has obtained sufficient
altitude, the view from the side of
the small glass-bottom boat floating
on the surface of the water near the
center of the head spring, ls beauti
ful beyond description and well cal
culated to produce a powerful im
pression upon the imagination. Every
picture and configuration of the bot
tom of this gigantic basin ls as dis
tinctly visible as If the water was re
moved and atmosphere substituted
In Its place. The shadows of our lit
tle glass-bottom boat, of overhanging
heads and hats, of projecting crags
and logs of the surrounding forest,
and of the vegetation nt tho bottom,
were distinctly and sharply defined,
while the constant waving of the
slender and delicate moss-like algae,
by means of tho currents created by
the bolling up of tho water and the
swimming of numerous fish above
the miniature .sub-aquajous forjest,
imparted a living reality to the scene
which cnn never bo forgotten. And
if we add to this picture, already
sufficiently striking, those objects be
neath the surface of tho water, when
viewed obliquely, wore fringed with
prismatic hues, we shall cease to be
sui prised at the mysterious phenom
ena with which vivid Imagination has
invested this enchanting spring, as
well as the wonderful properties of
On a bright day the beholder seems
to be looking down from a lofty airy
point on a fairy scene in the immense
basin beneath him-a scene whose
beauty and magical effect is vastly
enchanting by reason of the chroma
tic tints with which it is invested.
Florida should seo that every man,
woman and child tn tho State bo ac
quainted with this wonderful forma
tion and the beautiful colorings in
the bed of these springs. Anti tho
trip down "Silver River" is some
thing Hint no resident of Florida, or
tourist who visits the State, should
miss. IThe most wonderful thing
about Silver Springs is tho many
rooms or springs, ranging from ten
inches to eighteen feot wide, through
tho solid rock,'and each one from
thirty-eight to ninety feet deep. And
all aro named-Jacob's Well, Tho
Ladies' Parlor, Tho Shell Room and
Tho "Florida Snow Storm, ?etc. The
shell room is about fifteen feet across
and tho volume of water coming up
from below is about eight feet wide,
and the white shells are kept in a
whirl all the time. The ladles' par
lor is about as large as the shell
room, with all kinds of moss fringes
covering the walls. Added to this,
there are all kinds of ferns, flowors
and vines looped together as com
pletely ns If dono by deft Angers.
The Florida snow storm room is al
most square, eighteen feet across and
ninety feet deep In the crevices of
the rock, at the bottom, something
Uko white chalk ls bolling up, and
tho water comes with such force as
to send this white substance all over
the room and almost to the top. It
ls as white as tho drifting snow-in
fact, lt looks exactly like a real snow
In going from one room to another
In this spring the water is not over
four or five feet deep. I am sure the
whole formation In this spring is a
solid rock. Nature hos a thousand
ways and means of rising above her
self, but incomparably the noblest
manifestations of her capability of
j formation and color ls in this won
der of wonders.
There are nine of those rooms,
which range from thirty-five to ninety
foot deep. Some of the most wonder
ful formations aro here-formations
that can bo soon In no other body of
water. The Bridal Chamber is the
most beautiful, I think. After going
over these rooms In the solid rock,
the man at the wheel will back his
boat Into a little cove, where tho
water ls twonty feet deep, and will
call out, "Como up, little fishes, a
man wants to seo you. Come right
oui" And they como by the hun
dreds. Ho gave me a loaf of broad
and told mo to hold it In tho water.
I did that and tho fish dovoured tho
last crumb from my hand. This ls
dono dally, and of course he has them
.In my next I will give you an In
dian love story, Ocklawaha and Win
onah and Oscoola, tho great Seminole
warrior. J. Russell Wright.
St. Potorsburg, Fla.
Tho port of Marseilles, largest in
Franco, ls to bo doubled in size.
TOOK THIRTY MINUTKS TO FAUJ
Distance of Five Miles-Lashed and
Whipped by 120-Milo Onie.
Dayton, Ohio, June 14.-Lashed
and whipped by a 120-mile-an-hour
gale, more than four and a half miles
above earth, on the verge of suffo
cation, caused by loss ot his oxygen
tank, and compelled to cling to ropes
and straps attached to a parachute
for fear that a whirling cross cur
rent might weaken them and cause
them to break, are several of the
"more" details related yesterday by
Capt. A. W. Stevens, aerial photogra
pher, of McCook Field, who broke
the world's parachute jumping rec?
ord when he descended 24,206 foot. .
The fact that it was Capt. Stev
ens' first "drop" tends to make his
feat one of the most remarkable In
the history of aviation. He suffered
no ill effects from his hazardous trip.
The plane tn which Capt. Stevens
ascended-a twin motored Martin
bomber-piloted by Lieut. Leigh
Wade, broke the world's altitude rec
ord for this particular typo of ship,
carrying three passengers, when lt
attained a height of 24,206 feet.
Sergt. Roy Langham was tho third
member of the party.
Capt. Stevens was reluctant to dis
cuss the details of his experience.
"For a long time I have wanted to
make a parachute drop," he said,
"primarily to obtain first-hand in
formation as to the sensations one
feels. I am highly gratified to think
that I was ablo to bring another rec
ord to McCook Field. *
"When the plane reached the cell
ing I made ready to Jump. As near
as I could judge we wore over the
city of Springfield, Ohio. Bidding my
pals good-bye I jumped.
"The opening of tho parachute
caused the oxygen tank to become
loose from its fastenings on the front
of my clothing. Grasping it with both
hands I endeavored to retain it.
"The wind, which was traveling at
a speed of 120 miles an hour, whip
ped tho parachute about like a pack
straw. I was forced to use both my
hands on the ropes and straps which
held mo to the chute in an effort to
check oscillation, which threatened
to weaken tho supports. It was then
that I lost the tank. I think lt fell
somewhere near Springlleld.
"It was an experience I shall never
forget. Before settling down to a
lower altitude I thought my time
had como, as I was nearly suffocated,
duo to tho rareness of the atmos
phere. Dropping out of tho gale Into
calmer atmosphere below I quickly
"I landed at Jamostown, approxi
mately 25 miles from where I loft
tho plane. The descent, took Just 30
"Just before taking off at McCook
Field, an orderly appeared, carrying
a lunch kit containing snndwltches
and coffee in vacuum bottles. We are
the lunch 24,OOO feet in the air, and
we all enjoyed lt thoroughly. Tho
temperature at the celling was zero."
Another plane picked up Capt. Ste
vens at Jamostown and brought him
back to McCook Field. Two hours
and five minutes was required by
Lieut. Wade to pilot the'-bomber to
her record-breaking altitude.
mm mild, vegetable laxative to
relieve Constipation and BUI
ouonoBs and keep tho digestive and
cllminaUvo funcUons normal.
NORMAN DRUG CO.,
Walhalla, S. C.
Tho Smallest Dictionary.
Ottawa, Canada, June 15.-Tho
smallest dictionary li: the world is
tho claim Josoph Brown, war veteran,
makes for tho handy little volumo
he carried throughout tho war.
Tho dictionary, which has been
put on display hore, ls a half Inch
long, a third of an Inch wide and
nearly u half inch thick. It lists 1,1,
Tho only drawback ls that lt can
not bo consulted without tho aid of a
powerful magnifying glass.
All persons in 'England who pos
sess honorable war records are eli
gible as tenants of war memorial cot
tages at Hampton-on-Thames.
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