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FAMED NEW ENGLAND FAMILY
Many Distinguished Citizens Among
tbe Hanks of the Town of
At the rece?? c?l?bration at Mans
field, Conn?, of the golden wedding ol
Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Hanks, th*
fact was brought out that the Hanks
family has long been known for its
Ingenuity. The first town clock known
In this country was made on Banks
hill by Benjamin Hanks and was
placed In the OM Dutch church In
New York city in 17S0. The first
brass cannon and first bell In America
were also cast on Hanks hill.
Not only this, but the first silk mtll
erected in the United States, In 1810,
6tl?? remains on toe old hill. The
grandfather of Henry W. Hanks, who
was Rodney Hanks, was the first silk
manufacturer In America.' The lat
ter's son. George lt.; father of Henty,
continued in the business. All about
the old town are evidences of a famous
experiment In raising cocoons for the
Industry, In the shape of stray mul
berry trees which nave survived tne
severe New England winters.
Another Interesting fact brought out
st the celebration was that, although
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hanks have five
children and four grandchildren, dur
ing the fifty years of their married
Tlfe there has never been a dea tn rn
the family. When a boy, Henry Hanks
weot with his parents to Illinois,
where they ran a ranch and conducted
a grocery store in the years between
1858 and 1S67, moving back to the an
cestral acres during the latter year.
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SARDINIA UVES IN THE PAST
Hand Sickies and Wooden Plows
Drawn by Oxen Are Still in
Use on the Island.
Relics of Biblical pastoral life, plow
ing with wooden hooks drawn by oxen,
reaping by the most primitive imple
ments and other occupations of the
nomadic peoples of antiquity remain
the manner of living today in Sardinia,
according to Dr. Alfred P. Dennis,
commercial attache of the United
States embassy at Rome, who has jnst
returned from the island after making
an exhaustive study into trade possi
'JSardinians present a living picture
of the remote past which has been
stereotyped and handed down from
antiquity," said Doctor Dennis. "Wa
ter wheels with earthen buckets, wood
en plows drawn by oxen, the scythe
and the sickie still in use in reaping
vast fields-nomadic occupations un
changed since the dnys of the Aryan
dispersion-tribal costumes ns gay and
grotesque as the trappings of the me
dieval pageant-all reproduced in the
veriest similitude the archaic life of
Migratory Bird Law.
The constitutionality of the federal
migratory bird treaty act, approved
July 3, 1918. is upheld in an opinion
rendered not long ago by Federal
Judge Jacob Trieber of the eastern
district of Arkansas in the case of the
United States against E. D. Thomp
son of Memphis, charged with killing
and possessing one robin in violation
of the act.
This is one of the most important
decisions ever rendered affecting the
conservation of wild life. It sustains
the risht of congress to enact legisla
tion to insure the execution of the
terms of the treaty between the United
States and Great Britain, concluded
August IC, 19T?, for the protection of
migratory birds in the United States
It will be recalled that Judge Trie
ber In 1914, in the case of United
States against Harvey C. Shan ver, de
cided that the migratory bird law, ap
proved March 4, 1913, was unconsti
tutional. The present law repealed
the act of 1913.-Birmingham Age
Claims Philadelphia Land.
The city of Philadelphia has been
reminded, in an unexpected fashion, of
its association with William Penn. He
reserved for the Indians two small
pieces of land where they might come
in peace and build their council tires.
One of them, a patch of S5 feet by 100,
under the shadow of the towering Rite
Cariton hotel, is now covered with
asphalt. The other is used as a stor
age and dumping ground for odds and
ends. There has appeared an Indian
princess named No-toh-tha - which
means, in the Seneca language, "Never
contented"-claiming these reserva
tions for the use of her people. She
has filed her application with the In
dian Rights association, and intends, if
necessary, to invoke the aid of the Six
Nations of New York.
Millionaires and Nickels.
Mr. Tompkins meant well, but he
was not as happy as usual, when he
lauded the returned soldiers by say
ing they cared no more for their lives
when they went into battle than a mil
lionaire cares for a nickel. This meta
phor does not measure the heroism of
our men. Once we knew a millionaire
whose favorite expression was: "Five
cents is the interest on a dollar for a
whole year." We know others who feel
the same way.-Baltimore Sun.
Matter of Real Importance.
Fortune Teller-Do you want to
know what your future husband will
Fashionable Little Party-Good gra
cious, BO I What I want to kuow ia
what the new hats will be like I
YOUrCG HEROES AT OXFORD
Many Customs and Traditions of the
University Are Likely to Seem
Tame to Them.
The returning hero, fresh frr battle
fields, win no longer rusL to the
cricket fields and the river at Oxford
with the zest of young barbarians at
their play, observes a writer in the
Nation (London). To one who may
wear the ribbon of the Military Cross
or the D. S. 0., the position of his col
lege boat In the eights can no longer
seem the one matter of life and death,
and even the halo of a goal shines
with diminished glory.
So, too, in lesser pursuits. How
shall he dwell upon the squabbles of
compartments In' ancient Greece, when
he himself has motored from Saloniki
to Athens in a day, and on to Sparta
in the next? Or what will he feel
when questioned on hts fading mern- i
orles of the irregular verbs? Probably i
most public school boys are haunted j
to old age by a dream-a terrible j
nightmare-of being "put on" by the
old headmaster when they liave not
taken the trouble to prepare a line of
the passage.- It makes no difference
that they are more than .r>0 and the
headmaster has hing been dead. The
horror of the situation remains ap
palling, and' the dream is far more
frequent than any of Freud's imag
The feeling of the soldier returning
to the class and lecture room will be
much the same, with a sense of futil
ity added. For, indeed, It is impossi
ble to go back In life and second child
hood Is not like the first. Little vic
tims play regardless of their doom,
but not men who have known what
doom cnn do. -
PATRIOTS GET POOR REWARD
British Soldiers Who Won High Dis
tinction Have a Right to Com
plain of Ingratitude.
Attention has been directed to the
hard ?ase of m,en who won distinction
In the prent war, and seem to have
been forgotten, by two dramatic inci
dents. One ls the public statement by.
Sir Douglas Hals that a demobilized
officer who won the V. C., D. S. 0.,
and M. C ls at present trudging the
streets of London in search of work.
The other Is the announcement that
Mr. Arthur Richings has rejoined the
Cardiff police force as an ordinary
constable, notwithstanding the fact
that he has Just relinquished the army
raak of lieutenant cob el.
The latter's record ls an astounding
one. He was promoted second lieu
tenant on> the field, and his subsequent
promotions were astonishingly rapid.
Mentioned in dispatches three times,
he wears six wound stripes, the Mons
Star, the Croix de Guerre (with
palms), tlie Military Cross, and is also
a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.
Perhaps one may he pardoned for
questioning whether there is not some
thing wrong with an army adminis
tration which allows a man with an
active service record like that to dis
appear into the decent obscurity of a
police constable's tunic. - Montreal
Doing Him a Favor.
When my cousin, newly commis
sioned, was sent to Camp Grant he
found himself in.command of a lot of
draft men drawn mainly from our
slum district. One in particular took
quite a fancy to him and never lost a
chance of (hiing him a favor.
One day after the man had been
in camp only a week or so be ran
breathlessly up to my cousin, who was
in the far end of a trench. He re
membered to-salute after a fashion,
then stood plainly trying to think what
to do next. Finally he burst out,
"Peat it, mister, while de gobi's good.
De boss is after youse, and gosh, he's
The colonel was at the other end of
the trench calling for the ofiicer in
Paid a War Bet.
WTar bets are now being paid by the
people who were wont to say, "Yon
can't? beat Germany." Morgan J.
O'Brien, former judge of the Supreme
court of New York, recently gave "the
best dinner that money could buy" to
Gen. Coleman Dupont and 'l'y of the
latter's friends, because of a difference
of opinion as to German prowess. *The
justice thought the allies could not get
Into Soissons last year by a certain
date; the general was sure they could.
They did ; and the outcome for which
Judge O'Brien paid a heavy bill, was
called the "Soissons dinner."-The
Chicago's Oldest Saloon.
When the dry law went info effect
and Chicaco's 6,000 saloons went out
of business, lt ended the career of
Chicago's oldest saloon which was es
tablished in 1S37, the same year Chi
cago was incorporated as a city. Since
that time the business has passed
through the hands of a family of four
generations. Indian camps were a
common sight in Chicago In those
days. The city had about 0,000 Inhab
itants; to-day there are nearly 3,000.
"By the way, Marj-, did you put my
cooking outfit in that basket? lil want
to fry some fish for lunch."
"Yes, dear, and you'll find a tin of
sardines In there, too."-Life.
Says Uncle Eben.
"Dat kaiser man," said Uncle Eben,
"would have been tried an' sentenced
long ago for shootln' craps or flourish
In' a ruzor.w
! All persons holding claims against
the estate of Miss Martha Corley, de
ceased, will present the same duly
probated, to the undersigned at the
'Judge of Probate's office, Edgefield,
S. C., on or before August 26, 1919,
or be forever thereafter barred.
W. H. NICHOLSON,
Administrator C. T. A.
One 5-room residence, hall with
arch partition, hath room, all bath
and toilet fixtures, electric light fix
tures, private water works and sew
erage system, pure water from rock
128 feet deep. Wood and coal house,
auto house with concrete floor, fowl
house, poultry yard, rich garden,
fruit trees. Lot 70 feet front by 210
*t deep all fenced in. One and
?half block from four churches
and school, 2 blocks from depot and
post office. Also one lot adjoining
this property 105 foot frontage by
210 feet deep, all fenced in. One
building, 10 feet wide, 48 feet long,
covered with red cedar shingles, all
painted. One barn, 10x20 feet. Cov
ered with red cedar shingles, all
painted. 18 young pecan trees, peach,
apples, plums, cherry, pears and fig
trees. This property is in the very
be.'t neighborhood and location. Will
sell cheap and give terms.
Box 93, Johnston, S. C.
PRESSING CLUB ,
I take this means of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre- j
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prepared than ever to clean and i
press all kinds of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. All work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery. '
Wallace Harris '
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Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
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We insure your property against
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Our Association is now licensed
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The offipers are: Gen. J. Frasei
Lyon, Prevent, Columbia S. C.,
J. R. Blak\ o m. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. O. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
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R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J. Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S .C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
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Greenwood, S. C.
February 1st, 1919.
J. H. CANTELOU
Attorney at Law
Will Practice in All Courts.
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You can feel" safe In giving Cardui
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The mill has. been thoroughly overhauled, and. put
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will be run as heretofore, but under my special
E. W. Samuel
Mr. S. B. Nicholson
wishes to announce
that he is with the
South Atlantic Fealty Co.
with its home office in Greenwood, S. C., and NOT
with the Davis Realty Company.