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Miss Florence Mims Hears
dio Wireless Concert.
I have all my life been a very c
ulous person, so much so that I 1
sometimes been unmercifully tea
more especially years ago. t Vi
some strange tale was related, ar
wide-eyed, believed it, my sc
mates laughed. Well do I remem
On last Friday night when it
announced that in the auditor
of the Tonkawa High School tl
would be given a radio concert A
the performers singing in Den
Pittsburgh and Detroit, I belie
Of course, this has already b
tried out numberless times before
found that the wireless telephone
serve the public in a musical as ^
as ? commercial way. The auditor:
was filled with an expectant ero
On the platform and behind
scenes there were no performers, o
the receiving instrument. This wa
huge megaphone attached to a
from wBich ran many wires receiv
the air cdrrent and transmitting
sound to us.
An audience is sometimes like
eccentric individual. One can not
just how they will react so a gi1
situation. They weep over the s
and laugh, as should be expected
the ridiculous, but they do not alw;
marvel at the marvellous, at least
that the world knows :t.
When the time drew near for
recital to begin, I think I felt exac
as I did the afternoon that I wai
to .see the Old Faithful geyser play
Yellowstone Park. I knew that
would play, for all the statements tl
I had read on ?he subject could i
be false, all the people to wnom 11
talked on the subject could not w
ingly have prevaricated, and yet
seemed too wonderful that out of 1
mfount of mineral deposit, th?
rises water like the waves of 1
ocean. But the geyser did play, a
so did the radio wireless concert ta
First, we heard the voice of a m
in Davis, Nebraska greeting us, a
later music, clear and distinct, fi:
from Detroit, then from Denver a
It is strange how one grows i
customed even to seeing the see:
ingly impossible come to pass. All t
atmosphere today is surcharged wi
the miracles of science and we acce
them ever so casually.
Our forefathers must have stoi
in awe that amounted to fear befo
the first steamship and the first e
gine and trajn. We have lost the poi
/er to marvel and wonder. Like
child with a dozen new toys, we a:
surfeited. It takes a great deal
please us, and therefore we are fi
less happy than were the pioneers i
this country who made a living, ar
spent a little less than they made, wi
had simple joys and appreciate
them profoundly. Their religion wa
a subject about which they spol
with solemnity, and the standarc
were measured by the rules of Bibi
Around the fireplaces in the evei
ing they talked of men who had dor
things, Daniel Boone, and Ethan A
len, and the home was the sacred cei
ter, the holy unit of the nation.
We are-getting to be such worshii
pers of the material that the golde
calf may yet be the symbol of our re
ligion. "There" will never be a golde
age until men value the golden do!
lar less than the golden sunset, an
both less than the golden rule."
I began this article with the ide
of comparing our blase attitude tc
ward life with that of our ancestor
and the very unappreciative way ii
which we accept the wonders of th
natural world, used unnaturally.
We have come to think of the tel
ephone as a nec?ssary convenien
evil, and to turn on the electric switc]
flooding our rooms with light witl
little thankfulness and appreciation
One of the faculty the other da;
talked over long distance to a frien<
in central Mississippi.
Today mail reaches us very mud
quicker than it did the colonists
Their luxuries are to us the most or
Edison is now said to be working
on an invention by which we maj
commune with the spirits departed
It seems to me that the finite and the
infinite are entirely distinct and sep
arate and that Mr. Edison is doomed
to failure beforp he begins.
I am not logical, perhaps, certainly
not scientific, but the simple truths
of the Bible are more pertinent in
explaining away what seems defiance
of the Almighty than all the laws of
science and their various meanings.
The greatest man is not he who
strives to disprove all accepted the
ories in regard to Heavenly Commu
nication, but he who accepts the in
evitable, and does not try to peer be
hind the curtain of infinity.
? Tonkawa, Oklahoma.
Miss Mary Gaines Writes Very
Interesting Letter From
Dear Home People: <
Spring has come; it is in the air.
This morning as we came to work,
"a robin sat on a lilting spray.;" or a
robin sat on a spray lilitng and tilt
ing; anyway, there was a robin, and
that is a sure sign of spring. The new
grass is beginning to peep up all over
the lawns, and a surer sign still, the
store windows are full of spring
clothes, and ladies are buying their
spring bonnets. The mountains,
around us on all sides, are still cover
ed with snow, ms.king a picturesque
background; this snow will be here till
May or June, ano for this reason, it
doesn't get very warm and springlike
here, as it does at home, till late in
? All of the farmers think that the
water supply will be plentiful for this
summer's needs, due to thc amount of
snows and rains of this winter. The
ditches are full now, but are still
frozen over. The long, dry summer be
gins about April, and the country, as
far as water is concerned, is absolute
ly dry till the first rains of October.
This water is carefully stowed up in
ponds or lakes and let into the ditches
as the crops demand it during th?
summer. Boise's main supply is in
AiTowrock Lake on the Boise river
about ten miles north of the city. The
dam here, is the largest in the world,
and cost over $7,000,000. Sprinklers
are kept busy, running all summer,
for watering lawns, gardens and even
Boise lies in a very level valley
about fifty miles long and four miles
wide, with the hills on the east and
west, rising abruptly from the plain.
The hills on the west are called
"Benches," and are three terraces
rising in succession above the city.
With their homes, lovely gardens, or
chards and farms, they remind one of
the Hanging Gardens of Babylon;
though, from the number of "Chink"
gardeners here, I think they were
built to please them instead of to
please a queen as were the famous
gardens of history. Beautiful roads
around these Benches, make delight
ful auto drives, and during the sum
mer, when a breeze is blowing, the
aromatic odor of the sage brush is
The soil, in this valley, washed
down from the hills for generations
is very fertile; no fertilisT is neces
sary and with little work *he yield is
great. The land has been farmed a
comparatively short time, for Boise's
first resident made a home in 1863,
and I suppose irrigation and*arming
was begun since.
The principal crops are corn, grain,
alfalfa, potatoes, fruit and vegetables
of all kinds. Most of the gardening
and truck farming is done very suc
cessfully by Chinese. They work all
day and part of the night, growing
the vegetables and peddling them
from house to house. Most of them
can and do save piles of money, for
they spend little for clothes, eat lit
tle, and live in dirty hovels. The cel
ery and potatoes grown by them are
marvelous, and are much better than
that of American growers.
The fruit consists of grapes, cher
ries, peaches, prunes and many, many
apples. The orchards are very pretty
in the fall, when the trees are bending'
with ruby apples and purple prunes or
plums. I think the fruit shown at the
State Fair, last fall, was prettier and
of larger size than I had ever seen.
This irrigated fruit, though, does not
have the flavor of our fruit. The flavor
of the peaches and melons is nothing
to compare with that of our Elbertas
and Georgia Rattlesnakes. I will write
more of fanning and cattle in my next
Yesterday, being Washington's
birthday and a holiday, the teachers
of the Veterans' Bureau, et al, went
out to dinner at 'the Owyhee, Boise's
swellest hotel. This name, in the In
dian language means "Place of Wel
come." There are a number of Indian
names, and their meanings are inter
esting. Another hotel, the Idanha
means "Gem of the Mountains ;" the
mountains of this name were so call
ed by an Indian on seeing the sun
peeping between two cliffs. Then Po
catello, a city below here, was named
from an Indian chief, "Little Potato."
There is a Bannock Street, from the
Bannock Indians, and one Sunday
school class named itself Tillicum,
for they found that this meant
"Friendship." They are not so proud
of their name, sir ce they have found
later that it means "Man-hunter."
MARY J. GAINES.
All persons who are indebted to
the estate of Mrs. Zelpha Thurmond,
deceased will make payment to the
undersigned and all persons who hold
claims against said estate will present
them to the undersigned properly at
tested for payment.
3-13-22 J. H. MATHIS.
The Law and Order Leagi
The resolutions adopted by
Citizens' Mass Meeting. Monday r
clearly show two facts. First,
show that local conditions with
spect to law enforcement are
what a great majority of our citi
wish them to be. Second, they s
that our people, or a majorit:
them, are willing to aid in any m
ment oh the part of our town
county officials to make condit
It is not necessary here to dea
length with the details as to 1
conditions. Our people know v
these conditions are and for the r
part, their presence at this meet
as well as some facts were gi
there, indicate plainly that condit
are bad. "While the traffic in liquc
.one of the chief troubles that sh<
give us great concern, there are ol
infractions of the law that shoulc
noticed and stopped. I might men
some of them: Places of business o
on Sundays, regulations as* to the
eration of pool rooms. Minors she
be kept out of pool rooms.- A'j,
room is a place that should be wa
ed, for it offers a great bpportui
and a great temptation to gambl
do not frequent pool rooms an
make no charge against the pool rc
of Edgefield. I merely raise the qi
tion, Is the Edgefield Pool Room :
according to the town and state i
ulati?ns that control Pool Rooms
It is evident that a great naajoi
cf our citizens wish to better coi
tions. They will stand by our offk
in any attempt to rid the town i
county of these conditions. They
peet the officers of the law to do til
duty. Our officers are in office for \
purpose. They should be watchful i
ready to make any initiative to t
end. They have no right to assu
that by common consent cert
things may go by. unnoticed. If 1
citizens of the town want places
business open on Sunday, they char
the law. But until the law is chang
then it is the duty of the officers
enforce it. If the citizens of the to1
and county want to have their sc
and daughters debauched by boot-1
liquor, then start a movement to :
move the 18th Amendment. I am sx
that a large majority of our citize
want our laws enforced. Then w
should a small minority be given t
right to do as they please about thc
Thc League and Politics.
So far as I am in- a position to spa
as to the purposes of the League;
will not take a personal part in i
coming town elections. I do not ?
pect either on my own respo?sibili
or as President of the Law and 0
der League to ask any man or womi
to vote for any man or woman ru
ning for office. It has been insinuati
that the purpose of the League is
put out a ticket in the spring ele
tions for the municipal offices. If
may speak for those who first met
consider the organization of such
League, no mention was made of ar
such object in view. At our publ
meeting no candidate was mentionc
and none endorsed. The matter of s
lecting the officers who have upc
themselves the responsibility of go
erning the town is left to the ind
The Objects of the League.
The objects o'f the League may I
briefly stated in two short sentence
The League will work to have tri
laws enforced. The League will WOT
fer an open policy in the administri
tion of municipal affairs. We believ
the best results can be had by a large
amount of publicity. Let the peppl
know what is being done in the Tow
Council. Truly, members of the cour
eil are servants of the people. The
spend the people's money and the pee
pie have a righi to kr.ow what the
do and what they can not do, or wr
not do, as the case may be. This ai
plies not only to matters pertaining t
the criminal but to the financial mal
ters, as well. The tax payer is burden
ed these days beneath a heavy load
If he can be assured that his moiie,
is well spent, honestly spent, eco
nomically spent, wisely spent, he feel
better satisfied. I read in the paper
from time to time records from tb
sittings of Town Councils in variou
places. If our Town Fathers are faith
ful in their struggle for law and or
der and for a wise administration ii
the town affairs, let us citizens know
and you can be assured of our sym
pathy and support. I have often sa
in the gallery at other places and lis
tened to the discussion of problemi
with which the Town Fathers wres
tied, with a great deal of interest anc
sympathy for them. But if a towr
council never meets except on specia
occasions, and when it does meet
meets in closed sessions, the public
can not know of its ardent labors tc
give the people the best government
Facts, Not Personalities.
What we wish to deal with is facts,
not personalities. We want a better
WARREIN & C?IMTELOU
THE HOME OF GOOD EATS
Every Wednesday and Friday we have Fresh Tomatoes, Straw
berries, String Beans, Bell Peppers, Celery, Carrots and Lettuce.
We Can Supply Your Every Want in Groceries
We have a full line of Canned goods. Also a nice display of Candy. Agency for*
Stone Cakes. Give Us a Trial. Will Give You Service.
EDGEFBELD, ?. C.
town where law is enforced. Where
there will be less danger of our boys
going wrong. We cordially invite an
open, "frank and full consideration of
these matters by those who hold orn
ees of responsibility by the vote of
G. W. M. TAYLOR,
President Edgefield Law and Order
"It Got His Goat."
A big excursion?boat, filled as full as
it could float,
With passengers bent on pleasure and
Had a nigger cook named Sport, and
for a mascot a goat,
And several boxes of limberger
It gave the captain much pain, the
way the passengers did complain
Of an awful odor somewhere about.
They said again and again, they would
"With that scent going up their snout.
Some said it was the goat, some the
Some said it was the limberger
The captian said "Bring the goat,
and I'll take ? note
Of the change he makes' in the
In a big arm chair sat the captain, in
the small cozy cabin,
For it was very close and tight;
And it seemed almost .a sin, to bring
That didn't smell exactly right.
So they brought the goat in, with the
whirkers under his chin,
And the captain got a good whiff,
-hh \, as enough for him, his eyes
went glim, ,
He-fainted and lay cold and stiff.
And before he revived, with the nig
ger they arrived,
And the goat stood there disdained;
Such a scent, gee, man alive, no one
And even the billy goat fainted.
In an hour the captain awoke, and
thus he spoke,
"Take that nigger and knock him in
They tried to revive poor billy, but
the scent had knocked him slily,
And he lay there stretched out dead.
It was too close a room, to exhibit
The captain in his diary wrote;
And on the billy goat's tomb I make
bold to presume, .
They inscribed "It got his Goat."
W. S. G. HEATH.
Candidates for Warden.
T hereby announce that I am a can
didate for re-election as warden from
the 5th ward of the town of Edge
S. B. NICHOLSON.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for warden of the town
of Edgefield from-the 5th ward and
solicit the votes oi^the people in that
F. B. &EESE.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for warden of the town of
Edgefield from the 1st ward.
M. H. DEAL.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for warden of the Town of
Edgefield from Ward 2 and solicit
the votes of the people in that ward.
J. D. KEMP.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for warden of the Town
of Edgefield from Ward 2 and solicit
the support of the voters in that
G. V. CROUCH. /
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for warden from the 4th ward
of the town of Edgefield.
W. C. TOMPKINS.
Sunday afternoon a
placinum bar pin on Colum
bia street. Finder will please
Dr. A. R. Nicholson.
Resolutions by Johnston K. of
i C. Lodge.
Since God in His wisdom has visit
ed the home of our Brother J. A.
Lott, and removed by death his' son,
Marion, Therefore be it Resolved
First, That we extend to him and
his wife our sincere sympathy in their
Second, That a copy of these reso
lutions be spread upon our minute,
book, one sent to the county paper
and one sent to the family.
Dr. J. A. D03EY,
C. E. SIMON?,
T.- C. EDWARDS.
Committee, for Johnston K. of P.
Lodge, No. 40, Johnston, S. C.
Come and inspect our beautiful
line of sport skirts, just what you
have been looking for for your spring
FOR SALE: One Delco light plant
in perfect condition. .Will sell cheap.
If interested, write or come to see
T. P. SALTER,
Trenton, S. C.
WU Surely Steo Thal C?uo&
Not the Biggest Store '
Huggins Treats You Right.
Have You Tried That
E-K Special Coffee ?
19c. a Pound
Candidates For Warden
! I hereby announce that I am &
j candidate for warden of the Town of
Edgefield from Ward 2 and solicit' ,
the votes of the people in that'
J. D. KEMP
; I respectfully announce that I
am a candidate for warden of the'
Town of Edgefield from Ward 2 and
solicit the support of the voters, in.
March 8, 1922. G. V. CROUCH
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Application For Discharge
In the District Court of the United
States, For the Western Div-_
_trict of South Carolina._
IN THE MATTER OF
S. Neal, Johnston, S. C.
(No. B-266 in Bankruptcy.)
I To the Creditors of the above named
Take notice on Feb. 28, 1922, the
above named bankrupt filed his peti
tion in said Court praying that he
may be decreed by the Court to
have a full discharge from all debts
provable against his estate, except
such debts as are excepted by , law
from suoh discharge, and hearing was
thereupon ordered and will be had
upon said petition on Mar. 30, 1922,
before seid Coutr, ta Greenville, in
said District, at ll o'clock in the
forenoon, at which time and place all
known creditors and other persons in
interest may appear and show
cause, if any they have, why the
prayer of said petition should not
D. C. DURHAM,
Dtred at Greenville, S. C.,
February 28, 1922.
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