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Concerning Water-Works and Gives
Notes on Florida,
Miama, Fla., Feb. 27, 1922.
Editor Keowee Courier:
I see we are to have water-works,
and 'I suppose the natural Impulse ls
to bring the water from the moun
tains, which I hope will not be done,
as the deep drilled wells aro abso
lutely the beat and the most sanitary
in every way. A mountain stream
will, sooner or later be subject to
pollution. The land being eventually
cleared, except s ownod by the wa
ter authorities, will cause the water
supply to run low during drought
seasons, and sooner or later a Alter
system will have to be put lu. Such
reservoirs are always a receptacle
for filth.
Deep wells, utilizing the electric
power in day-time, with a standpipe
on a high elevation-say the old
Wiecklng Hill or in front of R. C.
Carter's place-will givo a cheaper
and better sower plant in the long
run than a' gravity plant on the
mountains could bo with creek wa
ter, and tho long line of four to flvo
miles of pipe of a large size would
be saved. An eight-inch pipe,or larg
er, would bo necessary.
The power plant is ample to fur
nish all tho power needed for pump
ing In the day-time, and the force
from a standpipe one hundred feet
high on the sites mentioned would
give all the pressure required by in
surance companies in order to re
duce insurance rates.
If water is brought from the hill
country it will, when tho town grows
larger, havo to be supplemented by
pumps, forcing lt from some other
source up to the parent reservoir
the same as Greenville, S. C., Annis
ton, Ala., and other cities havo had
to do-while deep wells would re
quire only another motor pump unit
and another location near the stand
pipe-the same as Franklin, N. C.,
Greenwood, S. C., and other citias
have done, securing good water, and
doing away with the necessity for
filters and long pipe lines.
I hope the commissioners in charge
of the water system will weigh all
of these facts and keep them In mind.
And don't let a promoting engineer
ing company put a hereafter costly
plant over on the town, which will
he sure to cause additional burdens
to thu , . payers In year? to como- -
burdens \ha\ proper foresight car
eliminate ip advance.
Soiuc Florida Knete,
.Probably you and your readors
may bo interested in a partial de
scription of this part of Florida,
town on tho Mainland-Homestead- -
which is the most extreme South ar.\
so named as once belonging to 'he
United States government, and Ute
last largo body of land opened for
homestead entry by tho Federal gov
This is the home of Hie early to
mato, which is shipped from l.e.e ill
carload lots. The grower of tomatoes
ia the greatest gambler on earth. The
tomatoes are planted usually In De
cember and are forced to grjw by
means of heavy fertilization - as
much as 3,(100 to 1,000 pounds to the
acre. A good yield per acre is from
600 to SOO crates, and a good mui
ket is from three to four dollars per
crate. Frost and rain constituyo the
greatest elements that make ?or ca
tastrophe here, and the planter runs
a chance to lose everything he 1 ? s
invested tn the short spaco of a fe-v
hours or so. Too much rain drowns
them out, while frost cleans them oat
entirely In ono night. If they get by
tho full moon in February without
frost the farmer feels safe. The yield
this year is cut heavily. From 200
to 300 crates per acre is all that ls
expected, this decrease In yield be
ing due to rain. There ls a largo
acreage planted this year, which will
produce a big crop oven at the low
yield per acre. The shipping season
has just started. There aro a lot of
farmers hore who have from thirty
to fifty acres in tomatoes. One man,
'Mr. rotors, at Peters Station, twenty
miles north of hero, has 1,200 acres,
all in tomatoes. He Is the owner of
tho Halcyon Hotel and the Arcade
in Miami, ono of the city's best ho
tels .which was built off the profits
of tomatoes. ?
'Homestead furnishes all tho water
used by the Florida East Const rail
road at Key West, the water being
hauled there by tank trains twice a
day, a distance of 128 miles, across
the Keys of Florida, ono of the great
est engineering feats in the world,
ono viaduct hoing nearly eight miles
long. Tho water is pumped from
shallow wells, 60 feet deep-iiOO.OOO
gallons a day, and tho wells aro not
lowered one-half inch. Key West has
no water supply excopt Hint furnish
ed by tho rains, as all tho wells at
tempted thero furnished nothing but
salt wator. Tho Florida East Coast
railroad pooplo aro drilling several
test wells in order to put In a pipe
lino to Key West and pump tholr
water supply through from here, say
ing the long haul by trains.
This sectloa of Florida fe now In
the midst of a great oil excitement
what is known as "wild cat drill
ing." There are already five com
panies at work in the field, and more
to follow. There has nevar been a
well drilled in Florida over 2,20.0
feet deep, and lt is calculated to take
at least 4,000 feet to determine the
question as to whether or noe oil ex
ists in Florida. The State ls practi
cally surrounded by oil-producing
countries, and tho oil men think that
they will get oil by going sufficiently
deep here, and thoy are 'putting up
their money. Every available acre of
land that can be leased is taken up
by oil promoters, and the larger oil
companies all have representatives
on the field tying up leases. The
coming summer will see millions of
dollars turned loose In Florida in
the quest for oil-which, If found,
will make this one of tho richest of
the States of our country.
Miami, thirty miles north of'Home
stead, ls truly the winter playground
of America, and lt houses every hin
ter people from all over the world.
There aro sixty millionaires who
have winter homes in Miami, as it
is "always June in Miami." Over
200,000 thousand visitors havo been
in (Miami already this winter. The
population of tho city has increased
4 13 per cent since the census of 1910
and it is the fastest growing city in
tho world..
The wonderful Gulf Stream, whose
temperature never varies more than
two degrees the year through, and
always flows due north at tho rate
of four and a half miles per hour,
keeps tho climate uniform in Miami,
as it passes near the shoro line, be
ing only a mile and a half away at
Palm Beach, forty miles north of
Miami, which is tho closest point at
which it comes along tho North
American continent. All the winds
approaching the shore hore from
northeast, east and southeast must
necessarily pass through forty miles
of tempered atmosphere just above
the Gulf Stream, which gives us the
wonderful climate that ls ours, and
the Gulf Stream, flowing north, also
tends to keep down any tidal wave
caused by storms blowing from the
sea, acting as a barrier.
Miami is also the home of Hon.
Wm. Jennings Bryan ("Villa Sere
na"), which is one of the most beau
tiful of Miami's many wonderful
.abodes of tho ri ch. Mr. Bryan con
ducts the largest. Open-air Bible class
in the wo; H. speaking every Sunday
to thousands lu the tropical garden
known as Royal Pulm Park, which
adjoins the Royal Palm 'Hotel, the
second largest wooden building in
the world, the largest being the Pon
ceanna Hotel, Palm Beach, Fla.
both of which are in the chain of
hotels established by the lato 'Henry
Plagier, the man whoso foresight
made possible tho developing of this
great State, and the founder of its
wonderful railroad, the Florida East
Coast, which is tho longest line of
singlo track road in the United
States (and incidentally tho highest
on freight rates, so claimed hore.)
Florida as a winter home is won
derful, but the summers are not to
bo compared with tho peaceful, cool
and balmy nights we have at tho foot
of tho old Blue Ridge, where the
water is always good and one always
feels at home. Every country and
every section has its benefits and its
drawbacks, and 'Florida is no excep
tion to tho rule-and, after all, "gold
ls where you find it." So is happi
ness, and tho question of content
ment is tho answer to it all.
George L. Wilson.
Very Next Dose of Treacherous Drug
May .Start Terrible SaUvntion.
Tho next dose of calomel you take
may salivate you. It may shock your
liver or start bono necrosis. Calomel
is dangerous. It Is mercury, quick
silver. It crashes into sour hilo liko
dynamite, cramping and sickening
you. Calomel attacks the bones and
should never be nut Into your system.
If you feel bilious, headachy, con
stipated, and all knocked out, Just go
to your druggist and get a bottle of
Dodson's Liver Tone for a few cents,
which is a harmloss vegetable substi
tute for dangerous calomel. Take a
spoonful, and if lt doesn't start your
liver and tralghten you up hatter
and '?n'ckor than nasty colomol, aud
without making you sick, you Just go
back and got your money.
Don't take calomel! It cannot bo
trustod any more than a leopard or
a wild-cat. Take Dodson's Liver Tone
which stn ighten8 you right up and
makes you feel fine. ?io salts neces
sary. Give lt to 4ho children because
it Is perfectly harmless and cannot
'aiivato.-ad .
Egypt Given Freedom.
London, Fob. 28.-Primo Minister
Lloyd George announced In tho
House of Common? this aftornoon
that tho British protectorate over
Egypt has been terminated and that
Egypt was free to work out such na
tional institutions ns might be suited
.to tho aspirations of her poople.
By State geuate--Body Slmrply CHt
Ictsed by that Body.
Columbia, /March 1.-The Senate
last night overrode Governor Coopt
er's veto of the. tax pos lpn i -, mont
resolution. The vote agalm.t the
Governor was 32 to 3.
The Senate heard a long debate]
in which the Governor was scored
in strong terms for his stand Tho
Senators did not mince words in con*,
demnlng tho Governor tor his posi
tion. They disagreed with the i doa
that the credit of the -Statu would bo
The Governor vetoed tho resolu
tion on the ground that the post
ponement would cripple the Stn ie
financially and injure its credit, and
also that the clause to allow citizens
to vote regardless of delayed tv<es
would be in violation of the onatl
tution and would ruin tho ob ct ions
this year.
Piles Cured In 6 to 14 pays
Druggists refund money If PAZO OINTMI NT tall?
to cure Itching, Blind. Bleeding or l'lotriuU 11 I'Uc*.
Instantly relieves Itching Piles, and ycu eau ?et
restful sleep after the first aoollcotiou. r. ice tiOa
Asks I>amagos for Ix>ss of Corned
Beef Valued at $1,000.
Fort Worth, Texas, 'Marci I. -
King George, of England, through
his attorneys, has flied a suit lr Dis
trict Court here against Pr" lout
iHarding, asking damages of , ,079
for the alleged non-delivery v the
.Rock Island railroad of 6-1 caaes of
corned beef during the war nie
suit was filed yesterday, ut appui ?be
time of the wedding nf Princes*
Mary, the king's daughter.
President Harding is a pa*. I y to
the suit because the railroad la the
defendant and the United State gov
ernment had control of tho roads for
a period during the war. King
George was the only plaintiff named
In the suit.
According to the suit, tho - - ned
beef, which was to be shlppo? (rom
here to Hoboken, N. J., nevo, v&a
ll( K
li.(..;.. ^<V^.J j
I Dandorlne" 0 o s l s
only Vi cents i bottle.
Une application ends
all dandruff, stops itch
ing and falling hair,
and, in a few mo
ments, you have dou
bled the beauty of your
hair. It will appear as
a mass, so soft, so lus
trous, and easy to do
up. But what will
please you most will |J||
be af tor a few weeks'
use, when you will see
new hair-fine and
downy at first-yes
but really new hair growing all over
the scalp. "Danderlne" is to the hair
what fresh showers of rain and sun
shine are to vegetation. It goes right
to the roots.lnvlgorntes and strength
ens them. This delightful, stimulat
ing tonic helps thin, lifeless, faded
hair to grow long, thick, heavy and
Evangelistic Cnmpuign to be Con
ducted Lu September.
Seneca, iMarch 2.-Special: The
first preliminary meeting prepara
tory to the Gipsy Smith, Jr., evangel
istic campaign, to be conducted from
Seneca in next September, was held
on Monday night, Feb. 20th, in the
offices of 'Dr. W. F. Austin. A rep
resentative committee from each of
tho churches was present, with the
pastors. 'A temporary organization
was formed with Rev. I. E. Wallace
as chairman, 'M. A. Wood and F. C.
Ayer, vice chairmon, and J. w. Todd,
A committee was appointed to se
cure a location and housing, and lt
was decided to invito all the pastors
of the county and a representative
from each church to meet on March
17th, at ,3.30 p. m., in tho Seneca
Chamber of Commerce Hall to per
fect further plans.
It is tho desire of Mr. Smith, and
tho people of Seneca as well, to make
this campaign county-wide. In fact,
Mr. Smith would not consent to como
to Seneca until he received tho en
dorsement of tho officials of the rep
resentativo and loading churches of
the county.
It is hoped to enlist the hearty co
operation of every religious organi
zation and every Christian in the
county in a solid formation against
sin and for God and salvation.
Mr. Smith is said to bo a wonder
ful preacher. Some people who havo
heard both say that ho is as great an
evangelist as Billy Sunday.
All pastors nnd church officials aro
asked to take this as an officiai invi
tation to como and sond representa
Aged People often need a good
blood tonic. 'When the blood becomes
clogged with, poisons from the sys
tem, Gude's Pepto-Mangan purifies
it by driving off the waste matter.
Good blood la full of vitality and pre
vents illness, giving the body greater
power of r?sistance. The wenknesses
of old age are greatly helped by a
supply of rieh, red blood. Gude's
Pep to-Man gan Is sold in liquid or
tablet form by all druggists. It has
been recommended by physicians for
thirty years and is a valuable tonic
and builder for the weak and run
down of all ages from childhood to
old age.-adv.
I ton IN of Interest Unavoidably Left
Out of Courier I^nst Week.
Bounty Land, Feb. 27.-Miss Sara
j Davis, of near Seneca, spent the past
? week-end as a guest in the Davis
; home here. .
Mrs. Edgar IPund. of Augusta, Ga.,
is expected Wednesday to spend a
few days with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jasper Doyle.
Everett Jeffries, of Clemson, Y?B
i ited in the community last week.
The Richland Auxiliary held its
monthly meeting last Friday after
noon at the home of Mrs. 6. N.
j Hughs.
I Mrs. *D. A. Perritt'was a spend-the
day guest last Tuesday of Mrs. W. J.
. Lunney, of Seneca.
(Little Miss ?Lucy Beth McDonald
spent the week-end in Seneca with
her aunt, Mrs. (H. P. 'Holleman.
'Miss Sallie Davis, who has been
visiting her uncles, w. IR. and Math.
Davin, near Clemson for several
weeks, returned home Tuesday. She
was accompanied by her aunt, Mrs.
Matthew Davis.
Noah Cater has established a vul
canizing and tire repair shop in Sen
eca and will give the public consci
entious service alonp that line.
Wc aro glad lo report tho family
of W. D, Wright much. Improved, and
'Mrs. Ii. 'D. FO?'t?f is abb* to tilt Up,
though not able to got about on ac
count of a dislocated shoulder.
Whit Livingston and Cherry Da
vis, of Seneca, spent Tuesday hunt
ing with Dean Davis and took a num
ber of fine birds.
Newton McDonald, of Piedmont, is
in the community visiting his bro
ther, W. J. 'McDonald.
Clifton Sanders was in the moun
tains with relatives tho week-end.
Miss [da Adams ts at home again
after spending several days last week
in Seneca.
Mrs. J. B. Pickett returned to-day
to Sandy Springs from Elberton, Ga.,
where she had been with hor sister,
Mrs. Rachael Auld, during the lat
ter's Illness and recent death.
Habitual Constipation Cured
In 14 to 21 Days
.LAX-FOS WITH PEPSIN" is a specially
prepared Syrup Tonic-Laxative for Habitual
Constipation. It relioves promptly but
should bo taken regularly for 14 to 21 days
to induce regular action. It Stimulates and
Regulates. Very Pleasant to Take. 60o
per bottle.
Subscribe for The Courier. (Best)
Rainfall and Tompornturo.
Below Is a record of meteorological
observations taken by H. W. Brandt,
co-operative observer of tho Weather
Burean of tho U. S. Department of
Agriculture, during the week ending
February 2G, 1922, at 7 p. m. (The
instrumental readings aro from gov
ernment standard instruments ex
posed In the manner recommended
by the chief of the Weather Bureau):
Character of
Feb. 20-Ptly cldy.
Feb. 21-Clear . .
Fob. 2 2-.Ptly cldy
Feb. 2 3-Cloudy..
Feb. 2 4-Clear . .
Fob. 25-Ptly cldy
Feb. 26-Cloudy..
Total rainfall ..
7 4
4511 50
4 5
iRussdll Sago, founder of tho Sage
fortune, was a farmer boy, born in
18-16, in Now York Sttote in tho very
conter of poverty. .
tlves to the meeting to bo hold horo
in Seneca on March 1 7th.
I. E. Wallace,
Chairman of Executive Com.
tba Quinine That Dost Not Af fact the Head
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, t,AXA*
TIVB BROMO QUININK ia bettet than ordinary
Quinine S?I? ?uea not cause nervouanes nor
rltiKlnc In head. Remember the full name and
look for the signature ol l{, W. GHOVH. 30c.
It is largely the way you feed and not so much
the season that is responsible for the eggs you
get. Feed for egg3 when the mercury goes
down and you will get eggs.
Grains furnish much material to make yolks, but not
enough for an equal number of whites. Hens can't
keep the egg basket full unless they are fed a balanced
Purina Chows Make
More Eggs
Because they make the
largest possible equal num
ber of whites and yolks.
Purina Poultry Chows
when fed as directed are
guaranteed to produce
more eggs or money back.
If you want more eggs
ace us.
Farming Under Boll Weevil
The Mexican Boll Weevil has
invaded our County and has ?&tab
Ushed a home for himself'on nearly
every farm,where, if not destroyed,
he will pass the winter safely, and
will be ready early next spring to
multiply and destroy all the young
cotton squares as fast as they are
grown. If we maintain our credit
and present prosperity, conditions
demand that we change our present
farming methods at once.
A careful study of tho habits of
tho liol] Weevil will show that ho
.moves onco a year, and that is in.
August. Sovf, if we will clean np
our Holds early this full by chop
ping and turning under nil colton
stalks and burning off all terraces,
ditch banks and other places where
tito Weevil has hibernatel for tho
winter, we cnn kill the Weevils out
and loavo our fields freo from tho
Bank of Walhalla,
Walhalla XS. C.
pest, and then, by the nae of pro*
per farming methods, a good crop
of grown bolls can be produced
before the Weevil commences his
annual movement in August.
As a safe program for farming
next year to combat the Weevil wo
would suggest 20 acres to the
plow, planted as follows:
Six acr*?s to cotton, followed by
small grain in the fall.
Six acres to corn, with velvet
beaus und peas planted in corn.
Six acres to small (Train--two
acres each to wheat, oats und rye.
Two aci'ea to truck crops, con
sisting of Irish potatoes, syrup
cane, sweet potatoes, melons and
Prepare the ground well, plant
early, using an early-maturing va
riety of cotton; fertilizo liberally
and cultivate intensively.
Enterprise Bank,
Walhalla, S. C. ??
The Bank of West Union,
West Union, S. C.
The Monument You Erect
"VtTTHETHER one of simplicity or gran
W deur, our facilities for its execution are
Direct connections -with the quarries enable us
to select the most beautiful and durable monu
mental ma' nrial in existence-GEORGIA
We will be glad to show you a number
of most distinctive designs.
Seneca Marble and Granite Works,
C. F. Adams, Prop. - Seneca, S. C.
^_- .- ^
Spartanburg Contributed $22,800.83
For Proachor'B O-Wooks Work.
Spartanburg, March 2.-Tho total
itmount of tho free-will offering for
Kov. William A. Sunday for his six
weeks' campaign in Spartanburg
footed up $22,860.83. This Includes
till contributions. Treasurer A. M.
Chroltzborg, of tho finance commit
tee of tho evangelistic campaign, will
romit tho remainder that carno In
?lnco Mr. Sunday's doparturo In tho
next fow days.
When Mr. (Sunday loft Spartan
burg last Sunday night a week ago
ho was glvon a check for $22,222.22
by Chairman John 'A. Law, of tho
local flnanco cOmmlttoo. Hut after
this check had boon mado out a num
ber of contributions wore handed In,
and the committee issued hin an
additional chock for $500.
Slnco that time the final returns
aro all in and tho total amount of
the offering is $22,8'60.83, as stated
abovo. Tho collections In the great
majority of cases wero ono dollar
bills and fivo-dollar checks. Tho
largest check glvon was for $400.
Thoro wero a number of $100 chocks.
The Diftch are tho originators of
ho popular gamo f .golf.

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