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Below is given the oration deliv
ered hy Ellison M. Smith, of Oconee,
at the State Oratorical Contest In
Greenwood, on tho dollvery of which
he was awarded first placo among
the contestants. Tho article hy Mr,
Smith is considered by competent
judges to be of more than ordinary
merit, and, with the addition of his
rare ability as an orator, a master
The Call of the Ages.
(By Blllsln M. Smith.)
We aro living in nu epoch-mak
ing and a wonderful age. Wo aro
standing at the apex of hundreds of
years of civilization. A new dawn is
breaking upon us and is being ush
ered In with all the splendor that
accompanies tho ushering in of a
new day. The past has unfolded its
annals to us, and through them we
have soon empires rise lo dizzy
heights of civilization and, for years,
tower above the smaller nations as
tho mighty eagle, which, with pin
ions outspread, soars high above
the smaller hirds. Yet we have seen
these powerful nations crumble be
neath tho weigh! of problems thal
rested upon them, and fall like mete
ors Into an abyss of chaos and ob
livion, only to he replaced by a yet
stronger and mere ambitious people,
Wo have seen cities whoso mag
nificent structures lifted their grace
ful forms li i ; - li Into lite air. whose
streets served as the thoroughfares
for hu >y feel for centuries, and in
whoso tribunals were annually de
bated the problems thal confronted
their people. Bul with the lapse of
a few centuries we lind these beauti
ful cities smouldering in ruin, while
still moro beautiful cities have
sprung out of their ashes.
The same ls true of tuan. We have
seen men rise to eminence, make
their contributions to civilization,
and pass out of existence, only to be
followed by greater men.
Thus it would seem that the whole
of history has been a struggle of
individual against Individual and na
tion against nation for supremacy.
Bach nation has entered upon the
arena of civilization, has played its
role, and has passed off the stage,
only to be followed by another whose
ambition was to play a greater role
than the preceding ono. nntil nt las!
a super-nation hag actually Aspired
to place in ; he sun.
At) we sit dy tlii? continuai ?ttrag
gie of nations and individu?is roo
supremacy wo ask ourselves this
question, What is it that, through
all tho long years of history, has
prompted men to action? What has
laen thc cause of this struggle of
nation against nation and man
against man for pre-eminence and
power ?
lu prehistoric day? this was a con
flict of tribe against tribe for self
preservation. Men fought for per
sonal aggrandizement, for seliish
aims, for the loot of war, for the
love of battle, lt was a deadly dual
In which nullit vanquished right, in
which thc strong domineered over
tito weak. The desired man wits the
lighting niau, willi a brawny arm
and a war-like spirit. But through
the evolution of the ages men ceased
lo go lo war merely because of the
love for fighting, for personal inter
ests and pecuniary advantages. Out
of the ferment of the past men have
beard a greater call than that for
mere warriors. This call has been -
is to-day, a id forever will be -the
call for MEX, for real men, for un
crowned men. who are able to solve
the problems that daily confront na
tions; men who can light battles of
peace as well as those of war; men
who will stand (Irmly for tho right
amid taunts and jeers; men who fear
Cod and who fear doing wrong, but
who fear nothing else, who are will
ing to lay aside personal ambition
and seliish aims and work for hu
manity, work to leave tho world in
:\ better ?md happier stale than thal
in which they found it; men who are
able lo look beyond the nitros! and
ignoble strife of class against class,
lind ca tell a vision of a better world
and struggle to make thal vision
and wo find it exemplified In Ibo his
tory of every nation it was this call
that inspired mon of the great Ro
man Empire to become Romans, tn
make Home the Eternal City, Typi
cal of (hem was Marcus Aurelius,
who at a youthful age heard Rome's
call for M U.V. Wo see this groat sol
dier and statesman go forth into
fray and return with his victorious
logions along ibo Appian Way. Yet
all his victorios and the evorlnstlufi
presence of war about him never
tempted him to sink Into a mere
fighting man. Above the noise and
smoke of hallie Aurelius caught a
glimpse of a greater Rome, a Rome
with a more enlightened and a less
oppressed people, and we soo this
groat man. who had attained all Ibo
dignities of stale, thirsting after
knowledge, attending schools with
his subordinates and laboring night
and day for tho promotion ot civili
zation. Marcus Aurelius heard tho
call and Homo became a better state
because he lived.' There were nu
merous other Roman citizens who
did their bit for advancing civiliza
tion, and whose lives were a bless.ng
to tho Roman Empire.
What was true of Rome has been
true of other nations. Greece had
bor Reticles, her Aristotle and her
l'lato. who spent their lives in an
effort to make Greece the fairest
land of all the earth.
France had her Charlemagne,who
not only Increased the territorial
hounds of France, but brought about
a revival of learning in lils domin
ions, the effects of which placed
France on the map of great nations.
She had ber La Fayette, who heard
tito cry of thirteen small colonies for
liberty, who braved tho mighty deep
to light in their defense, and who
later returned to his native land to
answer the watlings of his own dis
tressed people. Finally we see him
with the destinies of France at his
command, yet refusing nil tho honors
which his people would gladly have
thrust upon him,
longland had liri' great Wye'::', the
? morning star of the Reform at ion.
I who spent his life in the car . of
humanity; her sir Thomas Niore.
who dreamed of a world at pea?. \ of
a I'topia whose happy eitizenr; had
wrought out an idea! COlUtllOUv ? tesl.
Turning to our own fair and i.;p
py land wo recall the name of V ' -h
I ington, "the father of oar country."
who withstood Hie hardships of war
, for those seven years that y ?d
many souls, but who always I; pt
his eyes on thc goal--a Free Amer
ica. We can also soe tho tali and
sturdy form of Abraham Lincoln.with
! mall and wedge, splitting rails in
the forest, yet rising from thc depths
of poverty to the heights of national
greatness; we see him endeavoring
to unite a divided people, and finally
succeeding. These are a few of tho
many who have heard the call.
'Thus we see that from time Im
memorial nations have been labor
ing to attain the heights of civili
zation, and out of this struggle has
come the summons for men. Nor
has the call died away, but to-day it
is appealing in a more persistent
mannet than ever before.
The world cods- men to-day who
aye bro?d-browed and far-sigh ten
men of a cosmopolitan and altruistic
spirit, mon who recognize the world
as their honte, and every ni a ii as
; their brother; men who wish to
j fight in order that posterity may not
j have to fight, who wish to bequeath
to generations yet unborn a still
richer and nobler heritage than that
' which they now possess. 'The world
I needs men to solve the paramount
problem of the age -that of the
League of Nations, a problem that
has been laughed at until it has al
most become a public joke. But,
thanks bo to Cod. lhere are a few
! bravo men left who do not take this
j great problem, which concerns the
j whole world, as a joke, hut who are
i willing to risk their all for its estab
I lishment. We (anno; hut admire
: Woodrow Wilson, the living martyr.
I who has given his most strenuous
j efforts and sacrificed popularity for
the accomplishment of this one sn
I premely great cruise. The day will
I come when our country-when the
j world - will realize, tis forty-two na
1 tiona have realized, the need of ibo
League and Covenant, and Woodrow
j Wilson's Hume will go down in the
j solemn verdict of history as a man
i who caught the vision of a world at
peace, and who labored to make this
j dream real.
Vet. regardless of the universal
I appeal for mon, there are those in
the world, and many in our own na
tive land, who have turned a deaf
ear to the call of tho ages, and who
would obliterate In a single day all
thal former generations have achiev
ed, who would maliciously destroy
'.pr?c?dents, haws and institutions
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which hiivo boon hallowed by age
and cast them aside as debris. There
are men who fight prohibition be
cause it interferes with their per
sonal liberty, who oppose the League j
of Nations because it is contrary to
their so-called Americanism. Ameri
canism that is that narrow ls not
Americanism at all. There are those
who would haul down the Stars and
Stripes and holst In Its place the red
dag of Bolshevism-men whose solo
object is to stir up class against
class and to breed discontent; who j
wish to tear down the ideals that
have made possible the founding of j
a groat republic like burs, and Inun
date the world with their new ideas,
false doctrines and propaganda. Sol
long as there are those in the body i
politic who advocate such policies ;
the very foundation of civilization
Is threatened. Are we, as loyal
Americans, who do not wish to see
the onward march of America check
ed, going to stand idly by and see all j
that has been accomplished hy the
noblest minds of generations de
stroyed? Or shall we not, hy our j
example of loyalty, heed the call for
M KN ?
Young men of America, the call ?
comes to you -you who Inh?bil the
greatest country tn the world, you j
who possess the richest heritage of
till peoples, who have at your dis-I
posai Ibo greatest opportunities lo
bo found. Thc summons comes lo j
jyoti to lay aside every petty griev-,
lance ami every selfish ambition and
go forth with a brave heart to lighl ;
for humanity, to make safe the
?groa; principle for which thousands
sleep to-night In Flanders Fields
to make the world safe for democ
racy. Preparo yourselves for the her-j
euloon tasks that await you. Your
country needs you, Bolshevik i Kas
sia needs you. devastated France \
needs you the world needs you. De-j
velop your God-given faculties and j
go forth to serve humanity. Fadeless
laurels and the gratitude of millions
yet unborn await him who does this.
The paramount call of America to
doy ls for real men. God give us
men-men who will struggle in or
der that liberty and democracy, the
priceless heritage of America, may
be given to all the world!
Oeonee S.-A. Singing Convention.
The Uconee County Semi-Annunll
Singing Convention will meet with
the Wolf Stake church, three miles
northeast of w .st colon, ni aday,!
j May 1st. All chinches :i)d linday
[schools are urged to som'1 delega'.os
and all good singers hnh mf.ers Of
music are invited. Cc.nc and bring
well-filled baskets and let us have a
good day of prayer and praise to the
W. M*. Lemmons, Pres.
W. E. King. Secretary.
Habitual Constipation Curco
in 14 to 21 Days
.LAX-FOS WITH PEPSIN" is a specially
I prepared Syrup Tonic-Laxative for Habitual
Constipation. It relieves promptly but
should be taken regularly for l t to 21 days
to induce regular action. It Stimulates and
Regulates. Very Pleasant to Take. 60c
per bottle.
Louisiana Sherill' "Forgot to Hang.
Purdon Board Makes Change.
Shreveport, La., April 21.-The
death sentence of Lonnie Eaton, tho
negro whom the sheriff of Ouichita
parish forgot about when tho day
set for his banging came around last
month, was sentence! to lifo impris
onment by the State pardon board
yesterday, according to advices from
Baton Bouge, when the board con
sidered the negro's casi? at their reg
ular meeting.
Eaton was convicted of murder
several months ago and was brought
from Ouichita parish to tho t?addo
parish jail for safe-keeping. 'Gov
ernor Barker set the date for the
hanging, but tho sheriff forgot all
about it until tho legal date had
passed. As he afterwards wrote to
Governor Barker, he was so busy
with other affairs In his oilice, he for
got the day bo was to hang Eaton.
When the omission was discovered
attorneys for Eaton held that, as he
had been in jeopardy once, his exe
cution would bo illegal. Governor
Parker secured opinions from mem
bers of the bar. but (ho Attorney
General held that, as Eaton bad been
sentenced to bo hanged, the law re
quired thal sentence bo carried out
unleSjS executive clemency was ex
tended. The matter then was allow
ed to rest until Hie meeting of tho
pardon hoard.
Fr?lich Honor 2,800 American Dead.
Cherbourg, France, April 20.-An
impressive ceremony took placo here
yesterday, in honor of L'.SOO Ameri
can soldiers, whose bodies have boon
assembled and aro wailing trans
portation to the' United States. Pa
triotic societies saluted the caskets
and a battalion of marines rendered
honors. The president of the French
War Veterans lauded Die heroism of
Ibo American soldier i?? ?in address.
Thc American commander of tho base
responded flt tingly.
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Club Members Enrolled.
Fdghty-two club memberB have
. boon unrolled In the corn, pig and
I cowpe?.' clubs, which are conducted
I by the County Agent, there being
i about twenty-two more club mam
j hers enrolled than last year. Listed
j by schools and clubs, they are as fol
! lows:
South Union.
Corn Club - Raymond White,
i Bruce Ivostor, Luther Fousek, Reece
j Catboy, Billie Reese, George Massey,
Ross Gibson, Harry L. Goodman,
Tamos Burriss, Lawrence Burriss,
Hubert Waters, Loaland Wiggins.
Pig Club-'Felton McGuiro, Louise
Robinson, Mary Fousek, Warloy Gib
Flat Shoals.
Cowpea Club-Lloyd Bell, Claude
Brewer, John Sloan, Irby Crow, John
F. Cowan.
Pig Club - Clarence Crow, Jesse
Blue Ridge. .
Corn Club -Johnny Adair, Joe
Kerr, Milton Dil Bose, Turner Mc
Call, Louie Brandt. Odell Madden.
Pig Club-Karl F. Brandt.
Pig Club-Schubert McPhail.Mary
Noll Shirley.
Cowpea Club-Guy King. Frank
Corn Club -Nelson King.
(ink (?rove,
t'owpea Club- Finest Arve, Prue
Gibson, Neil Sanders, Joe Rogers,
(?cor Pritchard. Dorrill Broom.
I; a<,noona.
Pig Club-Charles Craig, Jessie
Hunnicutl, Grace Craig, Lois llunni
CUtt, Mildred Cantrell.
Pig Club-David Bennett, Jessie
Bennett, James Lanford, Harry Neal.
Corn Club-Manuel Keaton, Nor
rlce Chastain, Alfred Stephens, Hen
ry Cox. ,
Pig Club-Mildred McDonald.Bur
gess McDonald.
Corn Club and Cowpea Club
Boyd Gumbrell,
j Ebenezer,
i Pig Club-Hazel Tolllson, Bertha
I LeCroy.
Corn Club-George LeCroy.
I Earle's Grove.
I Com Club - Forrest Smith. "Wade
Callahan, Hubert Callahan.
Coonee < ?reek,
j Corn Club . Klin... Murphn-o.
Richmond Owens.
Pig Club-Burriss Dickson, Ed.
Corn Club-Frank Lowie.
Cowpea Club-Clerey Freeman.
Fair Play.
Pig Club-Lige Marett.
Cowpea Club-.Denman L. Loving
Corn Chi!) - Janies Peebles.
Pig Club- Albert Smjth.
( lakway.
Cowpea Club-Henry L. Prater.
Corn Club-Curt Dearden.
lMcket Post.
Corn Club and Pig Club -Francis
W. Galloway, Berry Galloway.
Pig Club-Mary C. Fowler.
(Note.-W. H. McJunkin, a pro
gressive Duroc-.Iersey hog breeder
of Westminster K. F. D. 3, offers a
prize of ten dollars for tho best Du
roc in Hie club work.)
Experience with Velvet Benns.
There is at least one farmer in the
county who bas lind some valuable
experience witli velvet beans, and it
is well for others who have been
"running away from velvet beans"
to stop now and give those wonder
ful soil Improvers a good trial.
lt. 1). McDonald, of Richland,
states that he sowed ono and one
eighth acre in velvet heans, which
kepi five a ii i ni a ls In feed, grazing on
them for seventy days. The animals
were one cow, ono horse and three
yearlings. This was a poor, gullied
hillside. How far dons this boat
hauling Western bay?
Ile also showed the agent a Held
containing approximately three
fourths acre, which was also on an
old hillside where sassafras and wild
plums used to grow. On this Held
four crops of velvet heans had been
turned under and only Hie ears of
com pulled. Last year he raised ?18
bushels of corn on this small patch,
with no fertilizer. Velvet beans were
planted In every row of corn, and in
the middles between "was a row of
peanuts, and about forty bushels of
peanuts were gathered. And yet
some of us wail and gnash our tooth
over fertilizer prices and weep over
our poor, run-down hillsides because
wo haven't the nerve to get out of
Ibo old rut.
On an acre field of cotton, where
velvet, beans and corn had been
I planted four years and the vines
turned under, ho stated that last
year thirteen hundred pounds of seed
cotton was picked from that acre.
? ? ? ?m ?m? ? ? $$$$ m
The Willard was first,
The Willard is better built.
The Willard lives longer,
The Willard is used most,
THEREFORE, You want and must have
j he Willard Battery
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For 12 Months
?Nu fertilizer was used, lie stated, ex
cept one distributer full.
Mr. McDonald says bis cow rel
ishes the beans and produces a good
quantity of milk from tljem. Even
his horse has been taught to eat
them, and now prefers them to corn.;
Mr. McDonald states thai he was in-j
fiuenced to start planting velvet
beans some eight years ago when G. i
M. Harnett was County Agent and
came around and asked him to give!
them a trial.
Others are asked to tell the agent :
their experiences.
Geo. R. Briggs, County Agent.
The Advice of This Walhalla Woman
IS of Certain Value.
Many a woman s back has many
aches and pains.
Ofttimes 'tis the kidneys' fault.
That's why Donn's Kidney Pills are
so effective. Ask your neighbor!
Many Walhalla women know this.
Read what ono has to say about lt:
.""rs. S E. Powell Walhalla, says:
"SoVorad years ago kidney trouble
came on me and my back ached a
good deal. When I bent over, sharp |
pains would shoot through mo a?ul i
spooks appeared boforo my eyes.
Mornings 1 was as tired as when I !
went to bed and I was nervous. My 1
kidneys didn't act properly. Finally 11
began taking Donn's Kidney Pills and!
they quickly cured mo of tho trouble. I
I have great faith in this medicine."
Prieo 60c, nt nil dealors. Don't !
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Donn's Kidney Pills - he seme that I
Mrs. Powdi had. Fos'.erMilburn Co., ?
Mfrs.. Buffalo, M. Y.
9800,000 Church Destroyed. j
Montreal, Canada, April 20.- Fire'
of unknown origin destroyed Ibo j
Church of the Nativity here during i
last night. The loss was estimated!
at ?800,000.
The church, one of Hie largest in
tho city, was a reproduction of the
Cathedral in Florence, linly. Its spire
rose to n height of about two hun
dred feet.
Mrs. Crandall (Iowa) Tells How She
Stopped Chicken Losses
"Last spring, rats killed all our baby chicks, Wish
I'd known about Rat-Sn,a|> before. Willi just one
large package wc killed swarms of rats. They won't
Kit (his year's hatches. I'll Let." Rat-$uai> is t;uar. !
antccd and sells for 35c, 65c. $1.25.
Sold uud t;uuiautccd by I
Burton's Drug Store,
Whltnilrc-MuroH Hardware Co.
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Undesirables if Soviet Opposes lt.
Others Objectionable tiver There.
Riga, Lei via, April 20.-The Uni
ted States no longer will be able to
deport its undesirables or send its
willing Russian residents to Soviet.
Russia without previous negotia
tions and the consent of the Soviet
government in each individual case,
under the provisions of ti Soviet de
cision made public to-day through a
note to the Letvian government.
The note says that, effective to
day, the Soviet authorities will not
honor any transit vises granted by
Letvian representatives abroad for
emigrants or deportees hound for
Russia unless they also '.?ive Russian
The Letvian government has no
j tilled its consul In New York to abide
I by this ruling and similar instruc
tions have been sent to England. For
?a long time past Russia has admitted
j without 'Soviet vises, deportees and
; others from the United States after
questioning them nt neutral port.-: of
debarkation. Tho effect of the new
ruling, so far tis the United States
is concerned, will be thc prevention
of further deportations from that
country to Soviet. Russin unless a list
of those deported has been submitted
officially to tho Soviel government
and the latter's permission for the
entry of such deportees into Russia
During Ibo last few months Amer
icanized Russians among the emi
grants and deportees entering Rus
sia have caused much difficulty
there and in ninny instances are said
to have been lending factors In re
volts. In nddltion, many of thom
have boen anarchists, whom tho So
viet authorities also tire unwilling to
No Worms in a Healthy Child
All children troubled with Worms hnvo on un
healthy color, which indicates poor blood, iv id as a
rule, there is moro or less stomach disturbance.
larly for two or three weeks will enrich tho blood,
Improve the digest lon, and act ns c generali length
ening Tonic to the whole system. Nature will then
throw off or dispel tho worms, and titi Child will bo
in perfect health. Pleasant to take. COc per bottle
flin and 07 Utiles Cotton limn.
Rennettsville, April 20.- Fire de
s I roy od Ibo gin and about !I7 bales of
colton on D. K. McColl's plantation/
on tho edgo of Ibis town, io-day. lt
is reporto! that the colton was long
staple. The loss is partly covered by
insu raneo.
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