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ft. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, February 7, 1922.
We pu'olsh in this issue a very interesting
article from Bishop Candler
on the subject of college athletics,
and we invite you to read it, and we
desire to say that it expresses our
views on the subject so well that we
do not feel that we can say anything'
to add to it, except to request that
you re?.d it carefully and thought
It is time for the educators of the
land to take thought, and then to take
action bearing on this subject. There
has 'been heavy betting on college
athletics for many years, and while
tk?f is .Had. vet it is not the main ;
thing to "be considered. Physical
training: is good, but as Bishop Candler
so well says in this article and
others from which he quotes, the
trouble a.oout that is that the memihprs
of teams are not selected from "
the students who are most in need of
physical training, but the members of
the various teams are selected from
the students who are the nearest to '
physical perfection, and really the
least in need of the exercise. In fact
the physical training that comes from
the college sports is the last thing "!
We are pleased to have so high an
authority as Leslie M. Shaw endorse i
what we have been saying for a long \
time, t'nt the tendency of sentiment <
is toward a big centralized govern- ]
ment and that it is bad, and if not }
checked means eventually the down- i
fall of our goverment, and besides i
it was not the principle upon which
our great America was founded. Let
us quote a sentence from an address I
of Mr. Shaw as printed in the }
Greenwood IndexJournal: "If we j
pursue our present course in which
we are headed, our young men in a
few years will be expecting the gov- c
ernment to" come around every mom- 3
dug with a bottle of milk and give g
each of them four swallows. That's
not what we made America for."
And that is jus? what we have been \
saying for a long time, that we were \
too much governed and wet nursed
and that it is sapping out the very 1
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JHUe^eilUCIICC WXUVU ?c nvuiu u isifit c
in the children of this fair land of
ours. , i
And Mr. Shaw is credited with say- j
ing that the great army who sleep i.i *
the parks and are begging almost, r
come from the educated, but that he
is not against education and does not '
use the example to make it so appear,
but to say that in many respects our 3
education was faulty in that it did 2
not sufficiently emphasize the dignity;
of labor and the importance of it. 1
And that is another thing which we
have been emphasizing every time we \
have the opportunity, and we fre- j
quently make the opportunity to do,
so. Teach the boys and girls in the t
schools the Importance of work and }
the honor of work and the dignity of
J-'bor and that the only good citizen'
is the one who does some useful work r
and who serves his day and genera- s
tion. That idleness is a crime and !
that the main purpose of life should j
be to serve and do good in the world, ^
*3 n rJ ra.f>iaw.Vi<iv us Mr MVS ?
"that th's world keeps a one price
store with no 'bargain counters." jt
The city council has done a good 3
thing in marking off the streets where,
the stop ordinance is in for*e so that v
the drivere of cars ere required to \
stop before crossing the street, and
also by adding a stop corner at Cald- \
well and Friend streets. New if the t
drivers of cars will juct obey the or
dinance the danger of accidents will *
be reduced at these crossings. i j
< There are two streets, or we might t
say at least four, that should be +
worked so that they would at least.
be in keeping with the highways into
v.hich they lead. One of them, and'
really the one that at present needs ,
the most attention, is Glenn* street *
leading into the Columbia road goinglj
to Prosperity. It is bad and much
v worse than the highway. Then the'?
extension 01 oounaary street leaaingn
into the Chappells road and the ex- j;
tension of Caldwell street leading in- :
to the Laurens road and the exten-i
sion of Main street leading to the' ;
highways to Caldwell's and to Poma-!
ria. Just a good top soil would be t
an improvement, on the present.
If half the reports circulated about!
the aiims conference had been true, j'
we would have been in another war]
by now. j
This is election year, and hope |:
springs eternal in the politician's'<
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TALKING IT OVER
?!5> < - I
J. E. W. in Anderson Mail.
Tf von faint, in thp dav of ad vers 5 tv.
thy strength is small.?Proverbs.
And somewhere else we have read,
or heard, that as the flint contains the
spark, unknown to itself, which the
steel alone aan awaken to life, >o ad-i
versity often reveals to us hidden
gems, which prosperity or negligence
would forever have hidden. You may
think this i<? a strance wav to com
mence a story, but the story I am going
to try to tell you is rather a
strange story and I can't commence]
it in any other way. A few days ago
there came to Anderson?we will not
say from what section of the county'
?wI+Vi ovnworl infpnfinn nf with
drawing his money from a certain
bank of the city, an old time negro.
Not because with less than six figures
you could write the amount of his
deposits, but because it is a rule of
the bank, he was treated courteously
and assured by the man with whom
he came in contact that his money
was safe. This, however, didn't al
together satisfy him and he was refer-'
red to one of the officials, a man
vvhcm the old negro knew when a
boy, and whose father he had kr.cwn
very well, indeed. 1
"Why, hello, Uncle Ben; Howdy!".
"Yas sah, white fo'ks, Howdy." j
"What's the matter now with you,
rr 1 n o'? !
"Nuthin, white fo'is, I jes wanted
;o get my money."
"That's all right. Uncle Ben, but
ircu know I have been wanting to
:alk to you for a long, long time. Sit
iOwn here. Do you remember, when
[ was a little fellow, you learned me
:ow to make whistles, the kind we
nade in the spring, when the sap was
rising ?" j
"Yas sah, Boss."
"And you know you learned me
icxw to plait an eight strand whip of
lickory baiic. Do you remember honv
jroud I was?" j
"Yas sah, Boss, I 'members."
"You made me a 'bow and arrow,'
me of the kind, you remember, that
'ou put to your shoulder like a real
"And you told mc how to find my
cay when I would get lost in the
voods, how to tell north."
"Yes S3h, moss always grows on the
iorth side of the trees. I member
til 3bout it."
"You have forgotten, though,
laven't you, about the little puzzles
-ou useii to whittle out with your
:nife*and which you would make for
"Xo sah, Boss. I members all about
"And you know, Uncle Ben, it was
'ou who taught me how to shoot a
"Yas sah, Boss, it didn't take you
ong to learn." }
"And you made rabbit gums and
>ird traps, and things like that."
"Yas sah." I
xou navent seen mucn 01 mc lor
he last twenty or twenty-five years,
tave you?" J
^No sah.M (
The white man and the colored
nan both seemed lost in reverie, when
suddenly the white man broke the sience.
"Uncle Ben, you and my father
vere about the same age, were you
"No sah, Ole Boss, he was a leetle
he oldes." !
"You were buddies, though, were
'ou not, when you were boys?" 1
"Yas sah," the old negro's face was
wreathed in smiles, "Yes sah, I'll say
ve wuz -buddies!" '
"Uncle Ben. what kind of a man'
vas my father? Was he a good, ,
ruthful man?" !
THp nl#} noo-rn rnco +n hie fppt.
'Wuz he a good, truthful man? Bes'
nan I ever see in my life. What he
;ay always rely on. Believe anyhing
he tell me about anything, anyime.
anywhere! Yes sah!"
"Would you believe me, Uncle BenV"
"Yes sah." j
"WTell, I have just this to say, and,
you. may do as you like. You can get'
four money, every cent of it?and
right today, right now, for we have
;t. But it is just as safe here as it
vould be in any bank in the world.'
\~aw, I am awfully glad to see, and
shall not advise you. You do as you
Ike, take your money or leave it." |
+ T^/icc; VQC CuV* TcllPTP
TV HiWC IV rkO? JUVCtJf J UO ?
is my -book? You tell 'em to give it
back to me. I don't want dat money, t
t jes got scared. And truth it, I forgot
i'bout you bein' here. Yas sah. |
Good bye. Young Boss, and ef you'
needs dat money anytime, why? you
jes take it!" }
C.ivin Jn lino -fm* VAf"itiYVlPltV
V^dlldUA liUO V v/vvu ?. V 4. .
with the United State?. We are not
sure that we know just what reciprocitav
is, but we think we are for it. It
sound* j?ood, ar any rate.
: CAN YOU AFFORD
NOT TO OWN A CA
j You may say: "I am not going
buy an automolbile this year." B
you may be wrong. Look at the
I first, then make up your mind, n
may say: "The times are not goo
this is not the time for spending mo
;ey on an automobile." The answ
lis that the right time to buy an aut
mobile is whenever you have got t
money and,can afford it. And, ve
often, the best time to buy an aut
, mobile is when you have the money
i can get it, and think that you car
j The man who hesitates about g(
ting: a car for himself, his busine
and fiimilv. if hp. t)ossi:blv can sz
; it, has not thought the matter ov
very carefully or completely.
! Suppose you saw standing on ti
ice at the south pole one of tho
nonnnirK?vmi know what thev are
big birds that stand up straight like
policeman, tiny wings with which th<
can not fly. Sailors walk up to thei
knock them on the head and they a
practically extinct. They would 1
alive in millions today if they hi
good wings. What would you think <
a penquin if he saw a sailor approac
ing with a club and refused to buy
pair 01 nrst Class Wings ai any itreisu
able price? You would say he w;
foolish. Suppose he said to yoi
"Times are bad, I musfr husband rr
resources. This is not the time f<
me to buy wings or indulge in ar
foolishness." You would say: "Whc
times are bad. you need wings moi
What the approachirlg sailor wi1
the club is to the penquin, bad tim<
are to the citizen.
The best thing for him to do is 1
get a car, if he can possibly manaf
it?the best kind that he can affor
There are many kinds?cars costir
less than a good .horse and bugg;
that will do a hundred times as mu(
as any horse. There are cars th:
look like a palace cut down to limoi
sine size, costing and worth us muc
as a good house.
Remember there is no such thing i
a "pleasure car." Every car, (
course, gives pleasure, really. T?
workman whom you see driving th
1 * ** 1 X r\-C loC^lVl
Dig live-toil LI"Ui:*V, nisucau v/x twuin
a team of suffering horses, tak<
pleasure in the truck, its power ar
usefulness. The automobile that ca
ries passengers is no more a "pleasui
car," correctly speaking, than is tt
five ton truck with a load of coal (
" ^ " aa! Uo vvolo
U? 5i.CC 1 uaiiuici
The automobile is for human bein?
what wings are to a bird. You can
say that an eagle has pleasure wing
or that a bird of paradise has pleasui
wings. They have wings that giv
them pleasure, wings that save thei
time, wings that make them healths
nrH enfer and carrv them where the
want to go. That is just what a ce
does for the human being and tli
The only thing you have in tl:
? - * - ft. n
world is time. An automoone muu
plies it by three. If you are wort
something, then a machine that ca
make you three times what you ai
is certainly worth having, and you ca
afford it if you have the money t
buy it, or can get the money. Th
man who says truly, "I don't need a
automobile," also says truly, "M
time doesn't amount to much."
An automobile makes the holiday
Snn/lavc rlflvs nf hatmines-3 fc
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the whole family. The automobile
inexpensive, because it keeps famili(
together, enables them to find the:
pleasure together without separai
cost for it. It ena'bles the family t
go where it choose?, when it choose,
As you travel through South Can
lina in your Pullman or day car, yo
see along the roads hundreds of car
the biggest, most expensive, tl:
smallest and least expensive, takin
entire families here and there. .
family "with an automobile can m
grate when it chooses, just as tt
bird with its wings can migrate.
The difference between a man wit
an automobile and without is the di
ference between the flying bird and
woodchuck fastened to his little hpl
Those that are foolish say the ai
tomobile market is "saturated." 0
the contrary, the automobile industi
* ?j ?i. ?i
is only just Degun, ana not mm ui u
families that could and ought to, ha-*
them. Prices have been reduce
quality has been improved. Keene
competition has brought magnifiicei
And as you discuss with your far
ily the question, "Shall we get an a
tomobile this year or wait?" remer
h#?r the following facts:
An automobile means better heal
to everybody. Do you want to wa
a year for better health? It may 1
An automobile means pleasure f
the old and for the young. The o
/ on 1-1 af -aruit a vpar and the vout
ousrht not to wait.
To have an automobile means
take a more cheerful view of life, ai
j I Excelsior, Feb. G.?Sunday was a
' j wet day throughout.
1 I Robert O'Dell of Whitmire spent'
PI* ' 1
I Sunday with R. J. Crumpton's family.
,?" Mrs. J. W. Taylor attended the
kp 4 *
Woman's Missionary society of St
* Phillips church on Saturday, of which
?"' she is a member.
Mrs. Carrie Hartman after spendvt
, , , .. , !
ing two weens witn relatives nere re-,
turned to her work in Columbia on
sS The Rev. W. R. Anderson of Lau-'
? rens was in Prosperity Saturday on
er his way to Saluda county where he l
preached on Sunday.
e j J. J. Singley was a visitor to Coje.lumbia
j Mrs. A. A. Singley has returned
a,from the Columbia hospital much ima
; proved in health we are glad to say.
I R. J. Crumpton and wife have been
re' on a several days' visit tp relatives in
1 ! D. B. Cook and wife are both con-:
? fined to their room real sick with
pneumonia. With the assistance of a
a.trained nurse now th'eir many friends'
n~ hope they will both soon be on the
as road to recovery.
d'< We hope Newberry will invite Billy
Sunday to come over and preach
:>r there before he leaves SpartarJburg.
His visit to Nwberry would 'be an
in honor to Newberry college, the town
re and surrounding community. We have
a good many people in this section
" who would like to see him and hear
him preach and this writer is one of
them. Invite him over.
t0 H. J. K.
"China's greatest general has five
l? wives," says an exchange. Is that
why he is the greatest general?
'h - t
^ Christmas comes but once a year,
a~ and sometimes it takes until midsummer
to get through paying for it.
is BYWAYS OF STATE HISTORY j
>f Dr. J. W. Daniel. in Southern Chris- i
le , tian Advocate.
in Tli a PuriA r\t H!1I?
ig I have already said that the blesses
ings of the whole coastal country are
id hidden in the hills. That is a natural
r- and, therefore, a scientific truth. It
-e is equally true that the curse of the
ic coastal plains has its origin in th'j j
ir hills. The key note of the Gospel is i
onrJ Aitr>l lfrof 1 flQ I
JLVC UClii p ViU J1 ailU WVUiittHVil VA|/U!iUw I
cs and grows just in proportion to its i
't grasp on the key thought of the Gos-!
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? -nol nf fhricsf Main has no other mis- I
^ ? w ? ? i
e siori but redemption which may, in-:
re deed, be applied to everything earth- j
m ly,, material as well as spiritual.
?r Drainage is the application of the
iy gospel to the swamps, education is the
tr key word of God applied to the mind,
le religion is its applicaton to the immortal
soul; indeed, there is nothing
ic exempt from its far-reaching and
i- beneficial effects but hell.
;h I crossed the Great Pee Dee swamp ; i
n "for the first time forty-one years ago i j
e on my way to Marion, South Carolina, '|
n the next time I crossed it was at night.
;o in a lumbering old transfer hack run-!
ie ning from Society Hili in Darlirigtin
n county, to Bennettsville in Marlboro
y county. There may have been, and
' doubtless was. societv at the little de
rs pot where I left the train for the
>r hcck, and a hill, also, but I did not
is see either. It was night and I was
is alone except a negro who drove the j
ir hack. As we plunged into the great '
;e swamp I ftit like I was leaving all
:o society and the hills of the universe j
s, 'behind me; and I had, except the
hooting of owls and their weird laugh5
ter as they congregated in little paru
ties to spend the evening sociably. We
s, crossed the river just below t.here;
le Col. Kolib sleeps on a little knol J
ig almost on the river bank. He was;
A murdered in 1781. His house which i
i- stood near the river, in this now -des- |
te olated region, desolated by the curse
of the hills, was surrounded by a
;h band of Tories and the brave colonel,
f- aroused* from sleep, determined to dea
fend himself and family. There were
e. with him in the house his wife, an-on- j
n- ly daughter, two sisters and 'two
?n young men named Evans who were j
v visitinc the Kolb home. The Tories j
le however soon set fire to the house
re and the brave man, at the tearful sod,
licitation of his wife, surrendered
st himself as a prisoner of war; the Torat
ry leader accepted his proposition but
as he stepped out acconr. unied by his
n- wife, daughter, two sisters, and tne
u- two young men who were visiting the
n- home and offered his sword as an
' honorable prisoner of war, he was
th shot by a Tory named Goings and fell
lit dead before his door. The house was
be stript of its valuables and burned.
J The moon had arisen full-orbed and
or flooded the swamp with mellow light.
Id, Whip-poor-wills poured forth their
I? melancholy nicrht songs, a thousand
j frogs bellowed from the lagoons, thouto
sands of peepers piped, owls hooted
id and then hurst forth in rrhofrtlv laugh*
I a cheerful view of life is what helps
^ to bring: success.
Don't miss the south's greatest auto :
show in Atlanta February 11th to
t0 18th. j
News of Excelsior
ter, millions of insects chirped and
poisoned-barbed mosquitoes buzzed.
Not a word had been spoken; we had
crossed the old long bridge and were
bumping along through pools, mud
and over innumerable roots, the old
hack swaying and plunging like a ship
at sea, then the driver urgea me
horses to a slow trot and the old
hack glided along a smooth stretch
of road which seemed to run up the
river for a little distance, when suddenly
we came to view a marble shaft
standing almost on the river bank;
the moon flooded it with light and to
me, almost a boy, from the hills, it
1 A . ll._
seemed to assume gnosuy proportions.
"What," said I to the sleepy dri%'er,
"Is this a burying ground?"
"Yas, sah," was the sleepy reply,
"Dat's Col. Kolb's tomb."
That was my first introduction to
the site of the old Welsh Neck settlement
on the Pee Dee. I have never
forgotten the picture and its settings?A
monument in a desolate
swamp seen by moonlight. Perhaps,
after all is said, that v;as the natural
and fitting setting in which a South
Carolinian should view the tombs and
life work of the state's great men.
It m?y sound ridiculous to state
tlmf Qf>s+ nf rmp ni fVip
first settlements in Marlboro county
was chosen from the standpoint of
health, yet it is true. The first settlement
made in the Pee Dee country
was by Welshmen from Pennsylvania.
They came in 17S5 to take advantage
of a liberal offer made by the Colonial
nAiir?ni1 4- r\ 1 TO 0/1/1 o ay?a?? 1 a r\ /J
tuuiuii IU jjivc J. i u,uiu avico ui lauu
in Craven county to the colony of
Welsh then residing in the state of
Pennsylvania. The colony settled at
the mouth of Catfish (Indian name,
With-la-coochee, Little Long Water of
Utsi, or Uchees as we usually call the
tribe) in Marlboro county. The colonists
suffered from much sickness
and determined in 1736 or '37 to
move about fifty miles up the Pee
Dee. They made their settlement
on the river bank around the soot
now occupied by Col. Eolb's tomb,
now .an unhealthy and desolated section
of the great Pee Dee swamp.
It was this settlement that gave the
name Welsh Neck to the country surrounding
the original settlement.
From these pioneers ccme originally
the James', Devnalds, Jones', Wilds,
Evans', Johns, Davids, Rogers, Tei1rells,
Owens, and many other families
still residing both 011 the east and
west side of the Pee Dee in both
20 years ago
pound and ei
Our Motto Q
25 cents kinc
40 inch J
cents kind nc
- ? m +
18 pound best >.
T. M. San
[ Marlboro and Darlington counties. J
In those days the waters of the Pee
[ Dee rarely overflowed its banks. The
land was then as now exceedingly fertile
and produced abundant crops.
The settlement was healthful ar J all
went up to the Revolution, merry as
i wedding bells. When the hill-country,
however, began to become populous
and the forests were cleared, then
, the Hoods began and have increased
.: to this day; and as a result hundreds
of thousands of acres of the most fer.
tile land in the world has become a
howling wilderness, a wallow for al-.
; ligators and a breeder of malaria.
1 In the trip across the Pee Dee
, swamp thirty-five years ago about
'which I began to write, I noticed long
! lines of what appeared to be earthworks
for military purposes, I was!
I just a boy, almost, from the hills and
fancied that I was traveling into the
' pountrv* torn with shot and shell dur
.! ing our great Civil war. I was ig-;
. norant of history and almost every-!
, thing else though I had a diplomaj
from a good Southern college. When
I think of how little I knew in those
days Lam amazed. Yes, there were
earth-works, and of eoursfe there must
j have been great battles fought jhere .
; during the war. There they, the
; earth-works, stretched -away through
.; the undergrowth on that bright moon- '
i.. . ...
' light night.
| I could contain my surmises no
'longer, I might be crossing a great
battlefield. I, therefore, again dis-1
tur'bed the sleepy driver.
"What are those earth-works?" I,
i asked, "Breast-works?"
"No sah," he replied, "Deys dams;
| to keep out de freshets. Dem used to
be fields in slavery time, but de col-?
| ored folks done got freedom and dey
Ah, I saw the point. Our fathers
were wiser tnan we sometimes cninK
; they were, they knew good land and
/cultivated it with their slaves. When
the floods began to increase from the
' washings of the hills they built le'vees
around the most fertile ti'acts
and kept the flood-iwaters out, they,
; fought against the destroyer as long!
'as they were able, but the war C2>me
1 and help deserted them. We behold .
the results. Hundreds of thousands
of acres as fertile as the bottoms
(along the Mississippi, lie overgrown
with forests, tangled yines, canes and '
briers, enough fertile land to 'bread
any three states of the Union?a con- i
crete, actual illustration of the Curse '<
of the Hills.
With the fertile bottom lands ru- !
ii ? II i i "?
' ' V*'- * .<'
le makes u
ir Prices make y
> when cotton soli
rerything was ch
long now lets
[uick Sales and i
Js For This
ide Southern 5i
I now 15 cents p
Heavv White H
>w 13 cents per}
'nofAr fo pach Custl
ders Dry Got
Newberry, S. C.
We Want YourEggi
ined the farmers began to clear the
"Pine-barrens," as they were called,
and built them up into fertile farms.
This redemption of the "pine-barrens"
cost them millions of dollars for fertilizers
every year for fifty years,
half of which amount would have
confined the floods to the natural
channels of the rivers of the state.
preserved the natural falls of the
rivers, deepened their channels and
redeemed every acre along their
banks and would have made our old
state one of the richest granaries, of
like area, in the world. Think of the
vast alluvial swamps from three to
ten miles wide extending through
three-fourths of the entire length of
the state bordering on the Catawba,'
Wateree, Pee Dee, Waccamaw, Edisto,
Black, Savannah, and "antee to say
nothing of the Broad, Saluda and
Reedy with their numerous tributaries.
Let u? look at the picture from its
real point of view. Hundreds of lives
are sacrificed every year by the poisoned-burdened
mosquito which these
swamps breed, every great flood destroys
millions of dollars worth of
real property in bridges washed away,
stock drowned, mills injured, high
ways torn up, railway traces wasnea
up and crops destroyed to say nothing
of the lives that are lost.
Then look on a picture .which can
be made by the expenditure of a f*w
millions of dollars. Every acre of
land subject now to overflow redeemed,
and in their stead, as they
now are, one vast area of cultivated
fields teeming with rich harvests and
the happy homes of progressive farmers,
with "busy towns built on the
very banks of these streams, the
channels of the rivers deepened and
with hundreds of steam boats plying
their waters, made necessary by the
vast productions of. the. soil, and the
white population of the state increased
one hundred per cent, with
malaria conquered. Can it be done,
or is it all a dream?
Yes, it can be done. The destructive
floods may be controlled easily
by the human hand, much more easily
and effectively than we have ever
dreaimed. Just a little common sens#,
a little civil engineering and the ex
?:iu J .t
penaiture 01 a iew minions ox uw
lars flooded land will become a thing
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