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"Bow-wow," suld the little browa
end white wire-haired dog to the big
police dog, "and what is your name?'
He wagged his tall as be spoke and
the big police dog wagged his tall aa
be answered, "Bow-wow," he said,
my name ls Woof Woof."
"And mino," said) the little brown
end white wire-haired dog, "le
"Glad to meet you Michael," said
Woof Woof, wagging bia tall again.
"I'm glad to meet you too, Woof
Woof," said Michael.
"I've heard some very flue things
of you," snid Woof Woof. "I've
beard your mistress loves to play
tennis and that you are wonderful the
way you come and watch the tennis
game without ever Interrupting lt. Do
tell me about lt. I so much want to
"Dear me," said Michael, "I don't
do anything that is wonderful. Noth
ing wonderfui In the least."
"Oh yes," said Woof Woof, "you
are very bright and I would like to
hear Just what lt ls you do.
"I've been told you're very smart
?bout lt, and I'd like to hear Just
what lt ls you do."
"It wouldn't sound well for me to
tell lt," said Michael, "now that you
"There Ha Come?."
make it out to be fine. As for my
?pinion of what I do-I don't think
lt amounts to so much! I don't think
I do anything that ls wonderful."
"Then tell rae what lt ls you do and
I will decide afterward whether I think
lt is wonderful or not," laid Woof
"Well," said Michael, "I walk out
tilde the chalk lines which mark off
the tennis court where thc people play,
and my mistress plays most of the
time In the summer. If the bulls go
outside of the court I go after them
and then I walt until I hear some one
say. 'I'm serving, Michael,' and then
I go and drop tho ball at the person's
"Thc person who ls serving is the
person who wants Hie ball, you see.
That person must start the ball
across the net, you know.
"I don't think there ls anything so
smart In that. I keep out of the
way when I am not wanted though
I sit fairly nearby so I can see what
ls going on and so I can be of use.
"When my mistress ls serving she
always-- takes the time to pat me. She
says she loves my soft, nice bend !
"That's what my mistress says and
ss she ls a lovely mistress I'm glad
she feels that way about me.
"I renlly don't think lt ls wonderful
to know the little I know about tennis.
Why my mistress ls wonderful. She
knows all about lt."
"I think It's pretty smart of you,
Michael." said Woof Woof, "and I'm
not surprised I've heard so much
about your cleverness and the way
you help nt the tennis games.
"Have you seen my master? Well,
Pm Just ns fond of my master as you
are of your mistress. I spend my
time sitting up and watching him If
he's busy.
"The other night I went to n dance
with him and sat on the porch and
watched him dance. They tell me I'm
graceful and they admire my gray and
tan hair.
"I nm glad they do admire me. be
caufo T want to he admired for my
master's sake. He ls so prowl of me.
"And you know, Michael, though
I ant 80 big I'm nothing but a baby!
Bow I adore being petted. Big as
I nm I will Jump up In my master's
Inp to be loved! I'm a lapfnll too!
"I Just adore him ! I do whatever
he tells me to do and when he tells
me ho ls going off for a little while
without me I do not follow him but
walt until he comes back again. But
when he tells me I can follow, what
Joy lhere ls In my dog heart !
"T nm friendly with overyone; but
my Minster I adore! Ah. there Michael,
there he comes and with an Ice cream
rone for me! And I believe there ls
one for you too, Michael. How I do
love lee crenm cones. You'd never
think lt to look nt me, would you,
Michael? My month wnters already,
bow-wow," he ended.
Not on His Hand?.
Visitor-What seems to be the trou?
ble, Harry? Why so sad?
Harry-rapa Is going to whip me
when he comes home.
?ialtor- Indeed. What will you
give mt te toke the whipping off your
Harry-He ain't gtfn' te whip ni?
.n my hands.
Subscribo for Tho Courier. (Best)
They Rank Higher In Expenditures
Thun Education.
(From School Life.)
"Despite the low salaries of teach
ers and the meager and inadequate
equipment of schools, many people
believe the support of the public
schools-elementary, secondary axid
higher-to be our chief burden. This
opinion seems to bo very common
about State Legislatures and other
tax-levying bodies. People otherwise
well informed sometimes fall into
this error. * * *
"What are tho facti? How do ex
penditures for schools compare with
other expenditures, public and pri
vate? The truth is, public educa
tion ls not a burden. Its cost ls al
most negligible when compared with
other expenditures. * * *
"The total amount spent for pub
lic education in 1918, including cur
rent expenditures for private and
endowed colleges and universities,
and all expenditures for capital In
vestment in buildings and equipment
was less than one billion dollars.
According to government returns for
11)20, the people of the United States
spent for luxuries in that year $2 2,
7 00,00 0,000, which is more than 2 2
times as much as they spent for edu
cation only two years before, and six
billions, or 30 per cent more than
we have spent for public school edu
cation in all our history.
"Expenditures for luxuries in 1020
included, among other items:
j For face powder, cos
metics, perfumes,
etc.$ 750,000,000
Furs. 300,000,000
Soft drinks. 350,000.OOO
Toilet soaps . 100,000,000
Cigarettes . SUD.000,000
Cigars . 510,000,000
Tobacco and snuff. . . S00.000.0tl0
Jewelry . 500,000,000
Luxurious service . . 3,000,000,000
loy rides, pleasure re
sorts and races. . . . 3,000,000,000
Chewing gum . 50,000,000
Ice cream . 250.000,000
Food luxuries . 5,000,000,00 0
Cosmetics Moro than Teachers.
"It is interesting to compare some
of these Items with the expenditures
for education. The amount paid for
face powder, cosmetics and perfumes
is only $12,000,000 less than the
total amount expended for public,
elementary and secondary education
in 1918, and within $50,000,000 of
twice the total amount of salaries
paid teachers in public, elementary
and secondary schools. * * *
Tobacco Rill for One Yoar Groatei
Higher Education Cost in
27:$ Years
"In 19 20 we blew away In smoke
or cigars and cigarettes $300,000,
000 more than the total cost of all
education in 1918. The total cost of
tobacco, In all its forms, in 19 20,
was five times the total of teachers"
salaries in 1918, and almost exactly
tho same as the total cost for ele
mentary and secondary education foi
the three years of 1910, 1917 and
1918. If In some moment of high
enthusiasm and patriotic devotion
the people who use tobacco had
agreed among themselves to smoke
two cigarettes instead of three, two
cigars instead of three, take two
'chaws' Instead of three and two
'dips' Instead of three, and had paid
to the support of the schools the
money thus savol for the year, the
salaries of tho teachers in schools of
all grades, public and private, could
have boen increased by more than
120 per cent. For tobacco in Its
various forms we paid more than we
have paid for higher education since
the founding of Harvard College In
Massachusetts and William and
Mary in Virginia."
(tdd cures Malaria, Chills and Fe
ver, Pliions Fever, Colds and Lu
Grippe, or money refunded.-adv.
Russian Fond Conditions Retter.
Riga, Russia, July 22. - Moscow
papers say that the local food crisis
there should now be over, as food
shipments have come in both from
abroad and from the provinces, and
that regular distribution should now
proceed. The basis of curren I dlstr
billion of bread, however, is only
three pounds for live days to work
men of tho "preferred" classes, an
only one pound for five days to th
"non-preferred" classes. The formt
are also lo get four pounds of bei
Reports from Petrograd state that
41,000 tons of foodstuffs, mostly
Hour, herrings, beans, rice, etc., have
either arrived or aro en routo for the
capital. More than 1,000,000 scythes
and thousands of other agricultural
in piemen ts have already arrived i
Tho total registration for army
draft in tho United States was 2 1
23 1,021.
There haS boon no chango in tho
pattern of tho United States flag since
July 4th, 1912.
"Breathes there a man wit
Who ne'er within himself
This is my own, my nntD
Whose heart hath ne'er }
As home his footsteps he
From wondering on a for?
Seated at my desk, surrounded by
papers, lame, und a bit homesick, 1
opened the letter from home, in
which was contained the news item
and an invitation, as follows:
"Richland is going to have a ro
dedicatory service of the remodeled
church. After the services there will
be a basket dinner on the grounds.
Can t you come and attend? You
would enjoy it. We could drive "Dix
ie" and take our dinner and have a
most enjoyable time meeting the old
and the new. Como if you can!"
Wha? a temptation to one "desk
bound" and lame! it was really like
hoking an attraction before the eyes
of an eager child. 1 most reluctant
ly put the temptation behind me, for,
like o"e dear old Adam 1 know quite
pleasantly, "1 can stand anything but
temptation," as he is fond of saying
and that's just about my lix.
After writing this precious sister
that I cannot come, my imagination
went upon one of th oso journeys,
sometimes as foolish as pleasant, and
leaving belt i nd nie a very untidy
desk, surrounded by baskets of work
to be done, I found myself gazing
out of my window off into space,
while memory took an airplane jour
ney, skimming along over the well
charted road of the Past, and as tho
prophet of old "saw a new heaven
and a new earth,'' so 1 saw a new
Richland and an old.
1 could visualize, at the end of my
day's journey, my sister's homey
home, a big welcome and a delicious
rest on tho spacious vine-clad piazza,
with its sweeping view of the moun
tains clothed in their blue distance,
the rolling green Holds, and near at
hand the sweet old-fashioned roses,
mingling their delightful odor with
that of tho cape jessamine and hon
eysuckle, around which the green,
irridescent, crimson-throated hum
ming bird buzzed while sipping its
dainty meal of nectar from the depth
of the blooms.
The air ia heavy with the cloying
sweetness of the mingled bloom Just
1 could picture a sweet Sabbath
morning bathed in radient sunshine
after a dewy night, now sparkling
with dewdrops everywhere, and fill
ing the air with the perfume of dow
ers, as well as later odors developed
in a newer period, that of gas and
oil from the passing automobiles.
We, being absolutely innocent of
any such luxury, took our "Sabbath
day's journey" In a more leisurely
manner, namely, the "Dlxio" route,
Dixie being known and styled as a
"ladies' maro" of the mid-Victorian
period, when ladies were supposed
to require very careful looking after,
and therefore tho safe ladies' horse
was, as a rule, quite docile, and was
never guilty of exceeding the speed
limit on any occasion.
Quite different the mounts for the
lass of to-day, who, on account of
her will-developed muscles, is quite
capable of handling the most spir
ited horse in such a manner as to
make him know he can take no lib
erties with her.
Wo now drive from beneath the
rose-covered portc-co-chere, with
Sister holding the reins and driving
carefully across the railroad track,
the billowy stretch of road immedi
ately on the other side, and now the
stretch of level road, with its pro
fusion of blackberry vines on either
side. This now brings us out by
the new old Bounty Land school
house, where in tho yesteryear our
grandfather "taught the young idea
how to shoot" with such munitions
as Webster's Blue-backed Spelling
Book, with Its fronticepiece of the
Grecian lady leading a youth, sup
posed to bo of the male gender, but
dressed moro Uko the ultra-modern
girl of to-day, with his knee roach
ing garment, leading him up til"
road of knowledge to the Temple of
Fame. Whether grandpa's pupils
ever reached that summit I have yet
to learn. As to the other text-books
1 am much disposed to think they
consisted of that wonderful set of
tho Three R's-"Readln' an' Rit in'
an' 'Rlthmatic". All that, too, has
passed away!
We drive quietly along the hard
rod clay road, now passing our good
neighbors, the Stones, with their well
tilled crops and young fruit trees
exemplifying hy Industry and thrift
the typo of faYmer valuable to a
com mu nlty.
Wo now havo roachod the Doyle
abode, whoro we stop a moment to
exchungo grootings with our sister,
who, whllo politely talking with us.
cannot quito concoal tho fact that
sho, too, is bound for the same goal |
LAND ?er
ID OLD. ?zr
h soul so dead
hath said,
zo land!
within him burned,
hath turned
dgn strand!"-(Scott.)
as we, and is a bit hurried to dress
for church.
We tactfully drive on, while 1 tell
Sister of the visits I made, of raro
occasions, to "Aunt Susan" Doyle
not really our aunt, but in my day
wo young folk of the community ex
changed aunts and other kin-folks if
we were on friendly terms with each
other. On the occasions of my visits
to "Aunt Susan" a visit was always
paid to "Aunt .Meollo," the "cour
tesy aunt" of the community, just as
"Aunt Temple" was. The former
lived in a small log cabin convenient
ly near to Aunt Susan's-say in bor
rowing distance and to gauge tho
exact timo when tho milk was
brought in or hear signs of n chicken
going to tho block.
She was ?usually to be found sil
ting in her coi nor in her stumpy
rocking chair, the prized gift from
"Mis Dyle," and smoking a pipe of
ancient vintage lilied with leaf to
bacco, which she kept, with other
things, festooned about her walls.
There were long strings of red pep
per, sage, thyme, onion huttons and
catnip hanging from overhead beams
and along the walls. 1'pon her hearth
was an array of cooking utensils such
as ovens, pots, skillets, spiders, ai d
coffee-pot. With the combined odor*
of her pipe, and food, just cooked
or In process of cooking, our exit in
to the fresh air was always rather
lt was rather wonderful, consider
ing lier inability to read, that she
could keep up so well as to vital sta
tistics of the community at large,
but she seemed to hold in her mem
ory a pretty accurate record of all
births, deaths, marriages, and who
was courtln', drivin' hy in a bran
new huggy and talkin' so they never
seed nie at all!
One amusing incident in connec
tion with a visit from one of the
young men of the neighborhood
gives quite a lesson In mental sug
gestion. On this occasion Burns went
in and made tho usual inquiry as to
health, and being duly informed
about everything from the neuralgy
inlthe face from these old snags, to
th? rheumatiz in tho ankle so bad
can hardly walk, she told of the
hostilo visit paid her that morning
by a yellow-Jacket, who, In lils haste
to get away, left his ,'stinger" with
her. "I'll bet you did a lot of groan
ing and grunting then," Burns re
marked, hearing in mind the sounds
emulating from her cabin upon her
hearing approaching footsteps. "No,
I didn't do anything of the sort,
Burns, cause thar warn't a soul to
hear me," she replied.
We now leave behind us the Doyles
and the Rankins, and soon pass the
Barrons and "Cousin Jule's place";
go down the long slope of road at
tho foot pf which ls the Richland
ford. Following ibo usual custom,
Sister descends from her seat and
unfastens the cheCk-rein. This is
merely a matter of form, for the most
exacting member of the S P. C. A.
could find no fault with the tautness
of that rein, or, as to that matter, to
anthing else in the treatment of this
"ladles' drive." After a long thirst
quenching intake of the rippling
waters (lowing between flower-laden
banks, our Dixie now backs to right
herself in a proper manner to emerge
from the stream in a dignified man
ner; an unexpected jolt of the hack
wheels against tho bank gives us the
feeling that we may possibly be
spilled into the stream, bul after
having her little Joke Dixie now goes
serenely forward, flushing a largo
swarm of gorgeous butterflies from
Hie moist sand, lt is now but a short
drivo between the banks of black
eyed Susans, Joe Rye and purple-top,
and wo turn to the right amongst the
trees and "fetch up" immediately
back of where the old Session house,
the scene of many a stormy conflict
between our Elders, who would
never yield, retract or recede the
smallest fraction of an inch, a stand
once taken. Now we glimpse thc
church, all turned round "hind part
before." lt's all right, no doubt, and
in keeping with the spirit of the
times, but Taln't right, Stiles Hughs,
'tain't right.
"Hopping off" again in my mem
ory plane, I now take the flight over
the years to the early eighties, when
I was a "wee lassie." and seo once
moro "Old Richland."
I shall go back to the old homo
stead lirst and bring my famly to
church. Were you over called by
tho volco of authority on an early
Sabbath morning, and told to "get
up from there right away," and get
the necessary duties attended to? If
you are a member of tho old Rich
Model Was Built In Sing-Sing Shops
by *'Count" Max I A) tulon.
Ossining. N. Y., July 22.- Tho
wreckage ot' a model airship built lu
tho shops of Slug-Sing by "Count"
Max Ly nar Loudon, sentenced for
forgery, was found lu tho prison yard
yesterday, whore tho craft had boen
taken for a tost. High winds that
carno with a storm dashed tho modol
ugainst tho building walls and com
pletely demolished lt. Loudon had
worked a year on the model, und
keepers said he appeared greatly do
Jocted when ho saw it in splinters,
saying ho considered it unlikely that
he would build another. While the
model, which was patented by tho
inventor, was only forty feot long,
the Inventor planned to uso its do
sign in the construction of a craft
1,000 feet long and capable, ho de
clared, of carrying ono thousand per
sons across tho ocean. Ho said he
spout $~>,000 In building tho modol.
oudon had attracted considerable
attention in Ibo United States, es
pecially prior to and during tho war.
when ho was suspected of hoing a
(?orinan spy. Ho was fl rs t arrested
in 1915 on a charge of bigamy. Af
ter making bis escapo and hoing re
captured, bo entered a plea of guilty
to the bigamy charge and revealed a
plot of Gorman reservists lo invade
Canada. He was lalor charged willi
hatching a plot to kidnap President
Wilson. In 19 HI he was sentenced
to three years in Sing-Sing for for
gery, and since becoming a convict
ho lins spent most of his time in tho
shops working out various inven
0(10 lins more imitations than any
other Fever Tonic on tho market
but no one wants imitations.-adv.
Conversait hms Concerning- Pence.
Washington. July 20.-?Diplomatic
conversations relative to a treaty
agreement with Germany to follow
up the purpose of the peace resolu
tion are understood to be in progross
at Berlin between Lorlng Dresel,
head of the American commission
there, and the German foreign of
fice. Officials hero would not reveal
to-day, however, the exact nature of
the negotiations.
Epitaphs were inscribed on tombs
by the Egyptians, Jews, Greeks and
land clan, I'll venture to say that you
We were called; we could do no
other than obey. Tho boys had to
feed tho stock; not hoing such a big
job all in all, not hoing so many of
thom, but Ervin stoutly declared that
it was such a shume to waste so much
enorgy, as a boy had to go through
tho same motions for one horse as
for several. "Olo Joe" had to have
his chow early, though, as he was
rather temperamental, and one took
no chances with upsetting his diges
tion, particularly as ho was to take
'Pa and .Ma and tho baby to church.
Ma prepared our very simple
breakfast, while Pa took his early
survey of his beloved gardon, which
now reminds me of Leslie's interpre
tation of his catechism. Ile was tell
ing, in his own way, about the evac
uation of the Garden of Eden. Ile
said: "When tho Lord put on his
coat with the big pocket and walked
out Mn the cool of the day' to seo
what tho cut worms had done to his
beans during-the night, ho behold
Adam," etc. lt was very clearly his
idea that the Lord managed his gar
den Just as his beloved father did,
oven to tho gardon coat with the
ampio seed pocket.
The getting ready for Sunday
school and church was always quite
an event; so much washing and put
ting on Sunday clothes; and even
after one's best efforts, our dear
mother would get hold of us with the
roughest rag and tho gourd of lye
soap and hot water, and if anything
was overlooked in tho matter of
scrubbing, with particular attention
lo all the ramifications of oars, J
have yet to call it to mind.
After duo time, and much scurry
ing on her part, wo wore ready to bo
off. The older sisters and brother
had gone aimed; they were not un
avoidably detained as wo younger
ones wore; they, too, had certain du
ties to attend to before thel parents
arrived, viz., tho fair exchange of
chatter with other young people of
their ago. Tho speed of tho next re
lay was not so eager to roach desti
nation, as there was always so much
to attend to on the way. Wo had to
go by tho rotten log to seo f tho part
ridge had hatched her brood; a lit
tle way further, amongst tho trees,
a ground squirrel was laying In his
winter's supply of food, and wo had
to noto progress and lay a rather
generous supply of goobers and corn
conveniently noar, which necessitat
ed a return this way to soo If ho
had taken them into his dug-out.
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
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4? WALHALLA, 8. C. .J.
.J. State ft Federal CoUrt Pracitce. 4?
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.J. v K. Ii. II ERNDON, 4*
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4- Phono No. ol. Walhalla, S. C..J.
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.J. J. I*. Caroy, J, W. Slielor, .J.
?I* Picketts, s. 0. YV. 0. Hughs, .J.
.J? CA HEY, SHEIiOlt & HUGHS, 4"
?J? Attorneys and Counsellors, 4*
?J? State & Federal Court Pracitce. .J.
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Surveyor and civil Engineer,
Karin Loan Act Decided Constitu
tional. Clot a Govern
ment Loan.
Ii AIN; E., Ci 001>f
High Class
Guttering ? Specialty,
Walhalla, S. C.
Public Service
I am prepared to meet all
calls for Public Service Car at
any time, day or night. See
me if you want a quick, safe
trip anywhere, near or for long
"At Your Service"
Harry Fayonsky
Walhalla, S. C.
Five-Cent. Drink Cause of Killing.
Aiken, S. C., July 20.-Because lie
refused to pay llvo couts for a cold
drink at the shack of tho Boach Is
land Lumber Company's camp late
Sunday evening, John McCoy, a ne
gro sawmill hand, shot and almost
instantly killed his fellow-workman,
Cornelius Brown, it ls alleged. The
mon were Unod up among a crowd of
mon In the shack, and a dispute arose
as to whoso turn it was to pay for
tho drinks, when both pulled guns
and started shooting. After the kill
ing McCoy made his escapo In tho
Savannah river swamps.
The next time
you buy calomel
ask for
The purified and refined
calomel tablets that are
nauscaless, safe and sure.
Medicinal virtues retain
ed and improved. Sold
only in sealed packages.
Price 35c.
Virgin Pim? Nearly Exhausted.
Atlanta, Ha., July 21. Tho vir
gin pino timber of tho South is near
ly exhausted, and tho Southern For
estry Congress, opening its session
boro yesterday, is discussing refor
estation in the Southern States as a
means of providing for futuro tim
ber resources, according to Henry B.
Hartner, of Urania, La., president of
tho congress.
Many men prominent in forest
conservation work wore listed among
tho speakers for tho throo-day ses
sion of the congross.
No Worm? In a Healthy Child
All children, troubled with Worms have an un
healthy color, which Indicates poor blood, and as .
rule, there ls more or 1 ess stomach disturbance.
larly for two or three weeks will enrich tho blood.
Improve the digest lon, and act as s general Strengt h ?
enlng Tonio to the whole system. Nature will then
throw off or dispel the worms, and the Child wll 1ba
IQ perfect health. Pleasant to take. 60c per bottle.

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