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Resolutions Adopted by Direc
tors of Bank of Edgefield.
^ Whereas Divine Providence has
seen fit to take from our midst our
.beloved friend, and our faithful and
efficient Vice President, Arthur
And whereas duty and inclination
combine to prompt us to place on re
cord some expression, however inad
equate it must be, of our love for
him as a christian gentleman and
loyal citizen- some expression of
our appreciation of his faithful and
efficient service as an official of
our bank- and some manifestation
of our sorrow, that he will be with
tis no more, and that he will serve
us no longer.
Be it resolved by The Board of Di
rectors of The Bank of Edgefield,
That in the death of Arthur Smy
ley Tompkins the County of Edge
field has lost one of her most lovable
and loyal citizens, and our bank has
^lost one of its most valuable and
faithful and efficient officials.
That the cashier of our bank be,
and he is hereby, directed to forward
a copy of the above preamble and re
solutions to the family of our de
ceased associate and friend.
That a copy of the above pream
ble and resolutions be published in
the Edgefield papers, and that a
page in our minute book be dedi
cated to his memory, and that the
above preamble and resolutions be
J. C. Sheppard,
E. J. Mims,
He Has Given Advertising A
William Wrigley, of Chicago, a
well known chewing gum manufac
turer, has already made his plans
for advertisng his products next year
and announces his advertising appro
priation will be increased over the
appropriation spent this year. Next
year Mr. Wrigley says, he will 3pend
four mill?n dollars for advertising.
When questioned in regard to his i
views about advertising, Mr. Wrigley
said that he believed the main reas
on why advertising has done so much
for his business is because he has
given it a chance.
This statement brings to mind i
a considerable number of men en
gaged in various lines of- business for j
whom advertising has done little or ^
nothing-because they have never ;
given it a chance. They may have ?
'dabbled into it a little enough to en- ,
able them to say -"Advertising
don't pay"-but that is all the
chance they have ever given adver
tising, and, of course, it has not help
ed them much.
The only business man or business
that will ever profit greatly by ad
vertising is the one that gives adver
tising a clear field and a fair chance.
-Rock Hill Herald. j
Unique School Ends Sessions
Greenwood, Aug. 19.-The most ,
unique school in the history of any ,
college in this state, according to .
Miss Will Lou Gray, state supervis- .
or of adult schools, will end tonight t
at Lander College when the closing .
exercises of the 'Opportunity School'
will be held. Since July 24, eighty- ,
nine girls and women ranging in ages
from 14 to 51, have been given in
struction through the fifth grade. At i
??he time some of them came to the ,
school they could not read and write. .
Now they can read and write legibly.
Miss Gray states that this is the first .
time a college has ever opened its
doors for primary work in the sum
The oldest student in the school
>was 51 years of age. She was a grand
mother from Pacolet who was one of
the most responsive pupils in the
school, her teachers declared. She
was called home at the end of three
weeks on account of illness of a son,
but when she left she could read and
write. She told her teachers she had
just begun to learn and intended to
continue her studies.
Students came from ali over the
state, from a district bounded by
Summerville, Lancaster and Ander
son The average age is about 22
years. In addition to the boarding
students, a number of day students
In all their studies usefulness was
emphasized. In the study of ?vords,
Lthe pupils were taught the words in
'commonest use, words which are
used in cookery, in buying and sell
ing, in the household, etc. In arith
metic, in calculations were taught
that would be most useful in every
Vote for 0. D. Seay for State Su
perintendent of Education.-Adver
Strong Endorsement of Mr.
Mr. N. P. Walker, superintendent
of the South Carolina School for.the
Deaf and Blind at Cedar Spring, has
written the following endorsement
of Mr. George W. Turner:
To Whom it May Concern:
It gives me great pleasure to state
that Mr. Geo. W. Turner of Edge
field is a graduate of this school and
as such is entitled to the confidence
of his fellow citizens. I feel sure that
he would successfully and conscien
tiously execute any trust reposed in
him by the citizens of his District,
County, or State.
N. F. Walker.
May 24, 1922.
Use War Surplus To Build
Washington, Aug. 19.-Up to Ju-,
ly 1 surplus war material valued at
$139,773,986 was delivered to the
States for use in road construction,
according to a report of the Bureau
of Public Bioads of the Agricultural
The material, which consisted of
all sorts of supplies and equipment
suitable for which the war depart
ment had no further need, was dis
tributed on the same basis as momen
tary federal aid.
New York'and Texas lead in value
of material delivered with nearly
$8,000,000 worth, and every state,
with the exception of five of the
small ones, received supplies valued
at more than $1,000,000.
"This material has been of great
value in road construction," said an
official of the Bureau of Public
Roads, "and there is hardly a coun
ty in the United States in which
some of it has not been used.
"Probably of greatest value has
been the 29,325 motor vehicles dis
tributed, consisting of 24,752 trucks
and 4,573 automobiles and, in addi
tion, a large number of tractors."
The system of distribution, the
Bureau stated, has been so arranged
that the states requisition only ma
terial useful to them. In some cases
they fall behind in allotments in or
der to waii, for material particularly
Great ingenuity has been shown
by many states in conditioning worn
equipment, using war material to
equip shops in which other war ma
terial is made suitable for use, ac
cording to Government observers.
A large quantity of material still
remains in the United States for dis
tribution, the Bureau stated. This
will be further increased by supplies
used by the army of occupation in
Germany soon to be brought back.
Over Four Thousand Klans
Chicago, August 20.- Beneath
the red glare from a blazng cross,
what was said to be the nation's big
jest class of Kiu Klux Klansmen
4,650 candidates-was initiated in
a huge field just outside of Chicago
late last night.
While thousands of voices chant
ed the surging roll of "Onward,
Christian Soldiers," the candidates,
?tili garbed in their working clothes,
faced the cross and its circle of
white-clad initiators and pledged
their allegiance to the "invisible em
The mystic rites were held in an
?utomobile-rimmed circle a quarter
af a mile in diameter. In the center
of the circle, outlined by the glaring
headlights of the cars, was the cross,
20 feet high and wrapped in cotton
from the southern fields. It was esti
mated that 25,000 persons witnessed
the ceremonies, representing the
eighteen klans in Chicago and the
twelve outside of Cook county in the
Must Stiffen Courts
For a while there was a lull, it
seemed, in lawlessness in South Car
olina, but during the last few days
there has been a resumption on a
most alarming scale of the homicid
al mania in South Carolina, and the
papers have been filled with ac
counts of homicides, suicides, and
lesser forms of lawlessness. No a
mount of charges and counter chai*
ges on the hustings is going to im
prove matters. There is only one way
that greater respect for law will fill
the hearts of South Carolinians and
govern their actions, and that is a j
more thorough functioning of the
courts. As long as bootleggers,
caught redhanded, are acquitted, or"
allowed to go scot free upon the pay
ment of a measly fine, the lawlessly
disposed will look upon the courts
with contempt and they have a per
fect right to ?do so, as the earning
capacity of the average bootlegger
is no doubt several times that of the
average laborer, and a fine of $100
or $200 means the diversion of just
a small part of the profit.-Chester
Interest in the Legislature.
In every county bf South Caro
lina whose politics The News has
been privileged to observe there is
renewed interest in the legislature
race this year. The people are realiz
ing that service in the legislature is
not a joke and that nincompoops are
not be be got rid of by transferring
them to the house, that is, if good
government is to survive. This quick
ened interest is manifest by the
large number of candidates in the
race in each county and in the cali
bre of the candidates. Goo men are
running, and numbers of them.
Orangeburg county, for instance, has
41 men in the race. Greenville coun
ty, which a few years ago had diffi
culty in getting enough men to offer
to make up the representation, has
more than twice the number this
time. The same situation prevails in
most of the counties.
Regardless of what condition will
exist in other aspects of our state
government, here is assurance that
South Carolina is going to have bet
ter government if the public is dis
cerning enough to choose from the
host of candidates the best fitted
men. And it undoubtedly will, for
slowly but surely the truth is sinking
in that progress in government must
come primarily from the legislature.
Governors may lead, but they cannot
lead anywhere without legislature
that follows. And a recalcitrant gov
ernor can be held in reins by a cau
tious and prudent legislature. The
legislature is in every respect the
corner-stone of state government.
We are going about the elevation of
state government in the right way
when we recognize the importance
of the legislature.
Voters should be careful to read
the platforms of candidates for the
legislature and to choose men of
character, intellect and vision. They
should hold no brief for the destruc
tive candidate who would tear down
and abolish everything in sight. He
is a real menace, as is the one of a
venal disposition. A few days ago the
curruption committee of the Tennes
see general assembly told what harm
this type of legislator may do in this
portion of its report:
The murderer deprives an in
dividual of life. The thief de
spoils a single citizen of proper
ty. The judge who forgets the
sacred responsibility resting up
on him can injure comparatively
few by bartering his oath. But
the VENAL LEGISLATOR is a
MENACE to the impartiality
and probity of that system of
law which is the palladium of
all rights pertaining to citizen-,
ship, and the foundation stone
of public safety and security.
As long as the public is not indif
ferent toward its legislative candi
dates it need not fear men of this
kind. They are born of nonchalance.
None of them will creep into the leg
islature as long as public interest is
as acute as it promises to be two
weeks hence.-Greenville News.
Game of Horseshoes Popular
Greenwood, Aug. 19.-The game
of horseshoes will soon be as popular
as golf and tennis as an ameteur
sport in Greenwood, say fans of the
game. A comeback has been staged
by horseshoes. In tiny alleyways and
wherever boys have room enough to
make a horseshoe court, they play
the game. Baseball and marbles are
forgotten by the lads and the clank
of horseshoes "ringing the peg" has
taken their place.
Grown-ups are also taking up the
game. The game was used on many
camping parties this summer as a di
version and campers have been
loathe to give it up. It has many ad
vantages, its devotees point out. It
is not as strenous as tennis and more
exciting than cards. No expen
sive racquets or clubs are required
and one can make a court in a few
yards of dirt anywhere.
"It's a good game," the fans say,
as they abandon other sports. Horse
shoes of a generation ago, an intrig
uing game has come back.
Marconi's Latest Views.
Imagine some enterprising scrive
ner in the early part of the year
1493 interviewing one Christopher
Columbus lately returned fr>m the
epochal voyage. It is hardly less of
a privilege today to get a news story
from that far reaching, history-mak
ing explorer, Guglielmo Marconi. So
often has he been pictured as a Me
dieval wizard rather than a modern
scientist, and rumored as receiving
messages from Mars instead of la
boring in his laboratory, that he is
understandably 'shy of ~ porters.
But in the current American Review
of Reviews he talks freely of his
wonderful new world of wireless.
One thing he says, is clear and
certain from the present situation in
radio: "It has entered upon a new
phase, is passing from limited and
special uses to those which are gen
eral and almost unlimited. It has till
recently been a means of salvation
to mariners, a valuable instrument
of war, and of occasional use in com
merce. It is now beginninng to be the
servant pf all who have word to send
between distant parts of the earth,
the most general, the cheapest, the
quickest means of communication
ever dreamed of for long distances."
It was only some thirty years ago
that Mr. Marconi visualized present
attainments in wireless telegraphy;
only a generation since the funda
mental discoveries of Maxwell and
Hertz, on which he builded; and only
yesterday that the popular results
of it all have come flashing to fruit
age in radio, telephony. For any
thing comparable to the speed and
suddenness with which the wonder
hasJ>roken upon us we must imagine
the finding and colonizing of Ameri
ca reduced from centuries to weeks.
Who could not have laughed incred
ulously a few summers ago if told
that words uttered in a room of The
Journal' building would be heard on
the shores of the Pacific?
That wireless will ever supplant
wire communication is, in Mr. Mar
coni's judgment, out of the realm of
the. ^prob?ble. "If we are learning
the possibilities of radio we are also
learning its limitations, and these
will always leave work enough for
the cables and wires." But of all the
fundamental difficulties in radio,
those that confined it to "special, un
usual and often intermittent ser
vices," only one remains unsolved or
baffling; and "We are entitled to full
faith that the inventive genius of
great army of experts now at work
will complete the solutions."
Static, or in the interference of
waves produced by nature is coming
surely under control ."Fading" or
"fog"-that is, a condition under
which signals, after coming clear at
one moment fade into silence, and
then regain full strength-is stlil a
mystery, although means of combat
ting it are being developed. As for
"jamming," which arises from the
circumstance, as now understood,
that there is wave "room" for only
a limited amount of radio transmis
sion simultaneously within a given
region, it appears that "devices
which are now being contrived will
reduce it greatly." Thus are the
three troublous difficulties yielding.
The Horse's Point of View.
The American has often, in these
columns, called attention to the fact
that we should be especially kind to
horses and mules during the warm
days of summer, when they are re
quired to do hard labor in the city's
The following statement issued by
the American Humane Society is
worth while :
"If a horse could talk he would
have many things to say when sum
"He would tell his driver that he
feels the heat on a very wann day
quite as much as if he could read a
"He would say: 'Give me a little
water many times a day, when the
heat is intense, but not much at a
time if I am warm; if you want me -
to keep well don't water me too soon
after I have eaten.' i
"He would say: 'When the sun -
hot and I am working let me breathe
once in a while in the shade of some ^
house or tree; if you have to leave (
me on the street leave me in the
shade if possible. Anything upon my j
head, between my ears, to keep off c
the sun is bad for me if the air can j
not circulate freely underneath it.' ;
"He would talk of slippery streets, i
and the sensations of falling on cruel j
city cobblestones-the pressure of
the load pushing him to the fall, the ?
bruised knees and wrenched" joints, j
and the feel of the driver's lash. .
"He would tell of the luxury of a j
fly net. when at work and of a fly j
blanket when standing still in fly t
season, and of the boon to him of
screens in the stable to keep out the
insects that bite and sting. t
"He would plead for as cool and y
comfortable a stable as possible in <
which to rest after a day's work un- (
der the hot sun. s
"He would suggest that living
through a warm night in a narrow ,
stall neither properly cleaned nor
bedded is suffering for him and poor 1
economy for the owner. 1
"He would say that turning the 1
hose on him altogether too risky a .
thing to do unless you are looking
for a sick horse. Spraying the legs
and feet when he is not too warm on
a hot day he would find agreeable.
"He would say: 'Please sponge out
my eyes and nose and dock when I |
come in tired and dusty at night, and
also sponge me with clean cool water
under the collar and saddle of the
? 1 ' ?
Excursion Fares Via Southern Railway
ROUND TRIP IDENTIFICATION PLAN
One and one half fares for round trip.
ATLANTA, GA., American Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages,
AUGUSTA, GA., Georgia State Sunday School and A. C. E.
League Convention of A. M. E. Church, (Colored) September
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine Crescent Temple, September 15-16.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., American Gas Association, October
CEDAR POINT, 0., International Bible Students Association,
CLEVELAND, 0., Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Nation
al Biennial Movable Conference (Colored) September 11-16.
CHATTANOOGA, TENN., Southern Medical Association, No
DETRIOT, MICH., Sovereign Grand Lodge I. 0. 0. F., Sep
DETRIOT, MICH., Radiological Society of North America,
HOUSTON, TEXAS, Annual Convention Laundry Owners Na
tional Asseciation, October 2-7.
MOOSEHEART, ILL., Loyal Order of Moose Supreme Lodge,
NEW ORLEANS, LA., Grain Dealers National Association, Oc
NEWARK, N. J., Elks (I. B. P. 0. E.) of the World (Colored)
PITTSBURG, PA., Annual Convention American Chemical So
ciety, September 6-9.
IDENTIFICATION CERTIFICATE PLAN
One fare going one-half fare returning.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., National Association Cost Account
ants, September 23-28.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. National Association Stationers and
Manufacturers, U. S. A., October 9-14.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Casket Manufacturers Association of
America, October 18-20.
BALTIMORE, MD., Woman's Foreign Missionary Society M.
E. Church, October 24-November 1st.
BOSTON, MASS., International Association of Printing House
Craftsmen, August 28-September 2nd.
BOSTON, MASS., American Association for the Advancement
of Science, December 26-30.
BUFFALO, N. Y., United National Association Post Office
Clerks, September 4-8.
BUFFALO, N. Y., National Rural Letter Carriers' Association, '
BLUE RIDGE, N. C., (R. R. Sta. Black Mountain) Boys Scouts
of America, September 12-19.
CHICAGO, ILL., National Convention of Congressional Work
ers colored people, August 23-27.
CHICAGO, ILL., American Bakers Association and Allied
Trades of Baking Industry, September 11-16.
CHICAGO, ILL., National Spiritualist Association, U. S. A. An
nual Convention, October 16-21.
CINCINNATI, 0., National Council of Traveling Salesmen As
sociation, October 9-11.
DETROIT, MICH., Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo National
Annual Meeting, September 7-9.
DETRIOT, MICH., Annual Meeting Prison Association, Octo
INDIANAPOLIS, IND., Supreme Camp American Woodmen
District Convention, August 28-September 1st.
LOUISVILLE, KY.,. The National Exchange Club, September
LOUISVILLE, KY., International Federation of Catholic Alum
nae, October 26-November 2nd.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., National Tax Association, Septem
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., Annual Meeting American Academy
of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngelogy, September 18-25.
NEW ORLEANS, LA., Southern Association of Ice Cream
Manufacturers Annual Convention, December 5-7.
NEW YORK, N. Y., National Association of Retail Clothiers
and National Association Men's Apparel Club, September 11-15.
NEW YORK, N. Y., National Police Conference, September
ST. LOUIS, MO., American Veterinary Medical Association An
nual Convention, August 28-September 1st.
For further information call on nearest Ticket Agent or com
R. S. BROWN, District Passenger Agent,
741 Broad St., Augusta Ga.
J. A. TOWNSEND, Ticket Agent, Edgefield, S. C.
Museum of Voices.
Berlin, Aug. 19.,-Languages and
lialects, ranging from the talk of the
?eorgia plantation to the lingo spok
:n on the remotest island of the
South seas, and including the words
?f the world's most famous men, will
>e preserved in the museum of
voices soon to be opened in. Berlin
n connection with the phonetic de
)artment of the National Library.
The collection, which is already
?tarted, is the work of Prof. Wilhelm
Doegen, phonetic expert. The first
monographic records include all the
mown dialects of the English lan
guage, and others in different ton
gues are to be added.
Gen. von Hindenburg and Rabin
Iranath Tagore have registered
?heir voices. The latter's record ends
vith a quotation of the most obscure
Sanskrit. English dialects are repro
luced through the quotation of tht
?ame verse in the Bible.
The records are of copper, bearing
in engraved likeness of the speaker
md his autograph. Prof. Doegen es-*
;imates that the records will last 10,
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. M IMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
Niagra Falls has a rival for the
honeymoon trade. A bus company in
Ohio has mapped out motor tours
which will follow the Lincoln high
way in a general way and which will
take in various big cities and fam
ous spots such as Civil War battle
fields and other historical points.
One such tour includes New York,
Philadelphia, the battle fields of
Gettysburg, Washington, Baltimore,
Atlantic City, Mount Vernon, Cum
berland and Pittsburgh. Within any
city* special sightseeing trips will be
arranged to cover the ground thor
oughly. Drivers are being carefully
selected with an eye to patrons' saf
ety of life and limb, and every possi
ble provision for the comfort of .pas
sengers is being made.
In time no doubt there will be bus
tours following all the fine national
motor routes. Persons not owning
automobiles will be able to enjoy all
the pleasures of this modern vaca
tioning without any of the responsi
bility of family touring. Also, of
course, they will have to go without
the privacy and complete freedom of
the self conducted trip. That would
be a drawback to many persons, but
to many others the new way will
prove a genuine blessing.-Green
WANTED: A teacher for the
Brunson school,. Apply to
T. P. MORGAN,
8-15 Cleora, S. C. '