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(Conducted by t!i?- Nation.1 Woman's
Christian Temp?rance Union.)
NATION MUST BE PRESERVED.
"From nowhere and from no one in
the assembled statesmanship of the
nation is there any hint of from what
sources the tremendous annut;! federal
income of $250,000,000 now derived
from imported or domestic liquors is
to be replaced," wails Mr. Joseph De
bar, secretary of the Nation; 1 Whole
sale Liquor Dealers' association.
We respectfully call his aUenlion to
the address made by Senator Morris
Sheppard before '.lie subcommittee of
.the committee on the judiciary. He
"There are legitimate sources of
revenue yet untouched. There are
few direct taxfs on luxuries. The in
come tax nas little more than
scratched the surface of enormous
.wealth. There is no federal inheri
tance tax. Non-alcoholic beverages
are untaxed. The national domain,
with measureless mineral resources,
.water powers, forests and the like
could be managed sr- as to produce a
yearly usufruct ot fifty or one hundred
millions. The pension roll gives prom
ise of rapid decline."
The ^rux of the argument for the
abolition of the liquor traffic, however,
lies in the senator's further statement
that "the American republic cannot en
dure if the liquor traffic continues to
absorb the earnings and the energies
of the people-to threaten their moral
and material welfare."
The preservation of the republic
through a higher standard of citizen
ship is the end and aim of all tem
LOSS TO THE NATION?
The following statement is taken
from the report of the Massachusetts
commission on drunkenness: "The
greatest economic loss to the state
Hes in the idleness of capable men.
Nineteen out of every twenty men im
prisoned for drunkenness in Massachu
setts last year were of American or
British birth, unhandicapped in their
occupation by difficulties with our lan
guage. Four out of every five men so
imprisoned were between seventeen
and fifty years of a;;e, and therefore
at the very period of life when indus
trial output should be largest. These
men, at the prime of life, lost over
300,000 working days from imprison
ment alone last year and probably an
equal amount of time was lost in hunt
ing for work after release from prison.
That efficiency in work is reduced
through alcoholism is unquestioned.
It is impossible to calculate the con
tinuous loss which it involves."
We cannot make our riscal prc
perity dependent upon the destruction
of the spiritual and economic powers
of many of my subjects, and there
fore it is necessary to direct our
financial policy towards seeking gov
ernment revenues from the unex
hausted sources of the country's
wealth and from the creative toil of
the people, to seek constantly, while
preserving wise economy, to increase
the productive powers of the country
and to take care of the satisiaction of
the people's needs.
Such must be the ends of the de
i am fully convinced that they must
succeed and that they are absolutely
necessary for the good of my people,
especially since both the Durna und
the Imperial Council have turned their
attention to these needs of the people
by revising our alcohol laws.-Nich
olas, czar of Russia.
A young man in a neighboring coun
ty seat was lined for intoxication, and
the fine was remitted on condition that
he slay sober until July 4. Is it fair
to a man who has acquired the drink
appetite to put saloons in his way and
then demand that he stay sober? Ev
ery time he sees a saloon or smells
the odor that comes from one he has
an uncontrollable desire to go in and
fill up. Is it fair to set traps to create
the desire, inflame it to the point of
desperation, and when he falls to pun
ish him for it? Is it not true that If
you vote for saloons you are to blame
for the shame and misery they unload
on the community? - Ubrichsville
SCHOOL ON DISTILLERY SITE.
Significant and prophetic of the fu
ture near at hann is the erection now
in progress in South Boston, Mass., of
a $75,000 elementary school building
on the site of the old Felton rum dis
tillery. Where in past years was car
ried on a man-destroying business,
there will hereafter be an enterprise
for the upbuilding and equipping of fu
ture citizens of the republic.
MUST HAVE THE BOYS.
Recent investigations show that
two-thirds of all the drunkards con
tract the drinking habit before they
are twenty-one years old, nearly one
third before they are sixteen, and
about seven per cent before they are
twelve. The liquor dealers know this
and for business reasons they must
"create appetite" among our school
boys. One family out of every five
must furnish a recruit for the army
-of drunkards or the "trade" must go
CLIPPING THE CLOVER BACK
Good Farming Not to Aliow P\a.:t to
Produce Seed Year lt ls Sown
-Cutting Off Bloom Helps.
When a good stand of clover has
been secured by sowing a nurse crop,
when it has passed safely through the
critical period and this cop has been
removed, if the conditions are favor
able, red clover, alsike and mammoth
are all likely to attempt to produce a
seed crop the year they are sown, say3
I Wallace's Farmer. We have seen
times, when conditions were very fa
vorable, when a crop of hay would
be secured from the spring sowing,
and in one case we know of, some
years ago, both a crop of hay and a
crop of seed were produced.
This would naturally convert thi3
biennial into an annual, and it would
be interesting to know just what hap
pened to that field the next year. Our
belief is that it would act exactly a3
j two-year-old clover after a crop of hay
I and a crop of seed has been secured
j the year after it ls sown. We do not
I think it advisable to permit clover to
'? produce seed the year it is sown. It
j would undoubtedly weaken the stand,
! as a stalk that has produced seed has
served its purpose, and will be very
! likely to disappear the next year.
We found out by experience that by
clipping our clover back, that is cut
i ting it off high enough simply to take
off the seed heads, we secure a much
! better stand the next year. There
? fore, we think it ls good farming not
j to allow <clover to produce seed the
j year it.is sown. Care should be taken
to do this clipping just at the right
j time, and to set the cutter bar high
: er-?ugh so as not to injure the plant
Root Systems of Alsike and White Clo
ver Compared. White Clover Below.
i Cutting off the bloom will not injure,
: but will help it. Where this clipping
is too long delayed, the clippings are
likely to make too much of a swath,
' and unless removed will seriously in
terfere with the stand of clover by
shading it. We had this happen once
in our own experience.
BETTER PRICE FOR PRODUCE
Great Many Farmers Make Mistake of
Allowing Fruit and Vegetables to
Become Too Ripe.
I Many farmers allow dollars of pos
i sible profits to slip through their
i hands by neglecting to properly pre
I pare their produce for market. Fruit
and vegetables for a nearby market
j need not be picked until almost ripe,
but for a long distance shipment they
must be harvested earliei A great
many growers make the miotake of al
lowing their fruit and vegetables to
become too ripe before gathering and
j as a result the products that look so
attractive when starting reach their
destination in an overripe condition.
For this reason we mest carefully con
sider the distance to market before
harvesting our products.
All tender iruii and vegetables in
tended 1er sal- i;i a fresh condition
should be carefully handled. Bruiseu
? fruits and vegetables soon decay and
affect other specimens next to them
in the package. This destroys the ap
pearance of the products and ruins
its value accordingly.
The most important operation in
preparing fruits and vegetable for
market is the grading. Careful cul
tivation saves a gnat amount ol' grad
ing. Uniformity ni the chief require
ment to be considere;! in grading prod
uce for the market. Products si ould
be packed so that they will be uni
form in appearance, quality and con
There is seldom a time when nicely
packed and honestly graded fruits and
vegetables will not bring a good price;
it is the poorly packed, poorly devel
oped, unevenly ripened products that
are a drug on the market. The ex
perienced packer has in mind the gen
eral appearance of the whole package
rather than a few choice specimens
on top. The better the grading the
better the price.
Coops and egg cases are expensive.
Unless sold with the contents, keep a
check on them and see to it that they
are returned to you promptly. The
value of lost coops each season will
aggregate a fortune.
Dairy farming is one of the most
approved and profitable methods of
Uve stock farming.
j PAYING THE PRICE j
I By N. H. CROWELL. J
A gaunt woman stood in the cabin
i doorway and peered anxiously down
the narrow pathway leading into the
depths below. At ber knees clung
three tow-headed children - hectic
cheeked, wild-eyed little girls-and the
i sound of half-stilled sobbing told of
grief rankling in their childish bo
j Ai'ter a careful scrutiny of tho tin>
j ber far beneath, the woman turned
! and patted tiie girls* heads reassur
"When are we a-goin' to cat, mani?"
j inquired the eldest, for perhaps the
J tenth lime.
"When pap comes, child," came the !
The woman's hollow cheeks flushed
as she glanced swiftly toward the lit
tle cupboard in the corner-she knew
its bitter secret. Jim, her husband,
also knew it when he descended that
narrow path early in the morning.
From the depths a whistle sounded
up clear and keen, and the anxious
face of the woman became pitiful with
tense, eager hope. Nearer came the
sound, and presently the crackle of
branches brushed aside could be
"Lissy?" 'Twas a man's voice-ex
pectant-full of cheer.
".lim!" That word spoke volumes.
The children darted away and some
where in the dark a laughing, scuffling
capture took place. The woman
smiled slightly and turned quickly to
her work-he preparations for a
Boisterous.y the four entered the
cabin, the children tugging at a wealth
of packages clasped beneath the man's
long arms. One stride took him to the
table and he dropped his burden there
on, hastily, as though glad to have
done with them.
"Purty late, Lissy, by Jo!" he said.
"Thought I never would git up them
rocks beyend Coles fork. I'm clean
"Jim!" The word trembled pitiful
ly. "Yuh hain't got no credit down
yender. have yuh, Jim?"
"No. Lissy, I hain't."
"No money been a-ccmin' In to yuh
"They raided a wil'cat this aftuh
noon. Lissy," he s"i<?, awkwardly.
"Who pot took?" 'Twas a prompt,
eager, ready nu cry.
"Tunk Sellers. 1 heerd they ketched
"Yes, Lissy, I'm shore."
She stooped and busied herself at
tho stove-her eyes wide, like those of
a humed animal. A short time elapsed
and the savory '.dor of frying meat',
dwelt fragrantly upon the air. The
children circled clamorously about the
table, expectant. *^r'
"Set ap, Jim," said the woman, pres
Ile shook bis head slowly.
"T hain't hungry. Lissy."
She did not argue the matter-her
voice prevented it The meal was
nearly over when the man arose and
stood before a cracked bit of looking
glass that hung on the wall. Present
ly he turned and dropped a small
packet Into the woman's lap.
"Yuh mought git yuh a better glass,
Lissy. You will-won't yuh, gal?" He
spoke tenderly, yet. harshly.
She dropped her fingers and they
met the packet. The fingers instinc
tively closed over it. Tier eyes studied
the faded design in the oilcloth fixedly.
T'pon a little shelf stood a battered
clock. He picked it up and began
winding lt, after which he shook it
to his ear. Replacing it, ho stretched
himself lazily-then kissed the little
girls, beginning at the eldest.
The woman's face was now buried
In her apron. Tie put, his broad hand
' npon her gray-flecked locks, bent low
"Lissy-woman-I- T'm gola'."
Silently he opened the door and
stepped nut out into the darkness.
Crack! lt came up. clear and crisp
-the sound of a rifle.
Shif'le.-s .Tim bcd taken the price
and a law. as inscrutable as fate, or
dained that he should return to tho
lonely mountain horne no more for
Patriotic Uncle Red.
When Uncle I ! rxl. the old colored |
mn a Who worked about the place, !
came one morning Mrs. Stone said:
"Well, Uncle Ked. I hear you havel
I anottn r pair of twins ;?t your house."
"Yans, missus." responded the man,
"we has. Bress dey little hearts!"
"Have you named them yet?" asked
"Yas'm," said Rod. "Pone .named
'em af tah two ob de fart pres'dents ob
"Indeed!" said Mrs. Stone, "which
"Ole Christofo C'lumbus an' .Tuleyous
Caesar." said the man. "We's great
on ,namin' de chlllun fo' de pres'dents
't our house."-National Monthly.
Our Pilexican Border.
The California-Mexican border cov
ers 152 miles, Arizona has 300 miles
cf border on Mexico. New Mexico
neighbors with the Mexicans for 410
miles, and Texas lies along the Mex
ican boundary for more than 900 miles.
Horse's Method of Fighting.
In many cavalry combats we hear
of more damage done by the weight
cf the horses than by the weapons or"
the riders. Wild horses often fight
with their teeth as well as their feet
Business Man Praises
Dr. Miles' Heart Remedy
Successful Merchant After Investigation
round a Remedy That Re
ft stored His Health.
"This la Thanksgiving day in the
statu of Pennsylvania. :;nd I wr.nt to
.--? " devote a ptrt of
s^~'''<:~J?\ 14 |R writing a
// lotter t'? you.
S-} % \ On tho ?Otli day
Y '. ?". ^< c.! November.'lft.
fi]1*-?:- SO* -Ai 1 was
tcj - ,"- ii/ v.'i t h heart
M .A".?<"';1 jil tr a I) 1 o. M y
"Vv,.v.., ..?/ family physician
Y " ' >T , . called it Angina
Y1 /h Pectoris. I lind
A '' / /from ona to live
^^^J'W attacks in 24
W^.X"""1-' - .'''/?//???)/'?' hours, ii- the
PipY'rV latter part of
'jj / y December. 1910.
'1 ' x I wrote io the
Milos Medical Co., for information con
cerninc: my case, and in reply I received
a very kind and instructive letter,
.which I handed tn ir.y family doctor,
and he told me to use your Remedios
in connection with the medicine ho
gave me. su I did. I used live bottles
of Dr. Miles' Heart Remedy and seven
bottles of Dr. Miles' Nervine. I was
confined to the house for about four
months. The action if my heart is
now, and ha-s been normal for the last
six months. I can truly recommend
Dr. Miles" K irvine and Heurt Remedy
to do what ; they are intended for, if
used according to directions. I thank
you kindly for your advice in answer to
my monthly reports. I am now sixty
seven years of age. have been in the
mercantile business for thirty-five years
and lived retired for thf last thirteen
years." A. B. HOLUNDER,
Dr. Miles' Heart Remedy ls sold and
guaranteed by all druggists. io
MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind.
Make the Old Suit
We are better prepared
than ever to do first-class
work in cleaning and press
ing of all kinds. Make your
old pants or suit new by let
in ir us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
WALLACE HARRIS PROP.
Horse, hog and cattle own
ers should know that worms
cause by a poor digestive,
system for improper eeding
are more than dangerous.
is a remedy prepared by a practi
cal veterinary surgeon and re
lieves the condition almost in
stantly. It should be used with
regularity. 25 cents buys a large
package. We guarantee it to do
the work or will refund purchase
For Sale by
G. T. Ouzts,
Kirksey, S. C.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills. Engines, Boilers.
Supplies anti repairs. Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth. Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
NATIVE SEED RYE FOR
T have a fine lot of Seed Rye to
offer, was grown on my farm at
Ellenton, S. C. Put up in bags of
one and two bushels, price $2.50
per bushel, F. O. B. Ellenton.
Send in your orders early.
Ellenton, S. C.
HAVE YOU A BOY TO
S Do you want to place him in
4 a Christian Military Institute
? where his health will be carefully f
^ looked after, his mind thoroughly ?
$ trained, and w]iere he will be ?
? taught habits of obedience, punc- J
5 tuality, and industry? If so send ?
? him to the ^
$ Bailey Mili toy Institute
5 Here each student is under
4 the close personal control and
jg watchful care of the teachers, $
5 from the time he reaches the ^
^ school until he leaves for his home r
J The faculty is composed of 10 J
^ men, all of whom have had experi- ^
^ euee in teaching in High Schools r
J and Colleges. Last session 192 ca- ?
? dets were enrolled, and at least 51 <?
? others were turned away on ac- #
f count of lack of room. ^
^ Write for phamphlet and illus
? trated catalogue.
J F. N. K. BAILEY,
t Greenwood - - South Carolina.
When your automobile needs new tires do not
send off for them and pay express charges. Let us
re-tire your machine with the celebrated GOOD
YEAR THIES, all sizes in stock. Nothing better
on the market. Prices very reasonable.
We also carry a full line of tire accessories for
repairs of all kinds. Come to us to relieve your
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Life Assurance Society
I Offers beyond a reasonable doubt the
best insurance that can be obtained. Be
fore taking out insurance with some
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Dividends declared after the first year,
Don't fail to get the best when you
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an Equitable policy.
Ashby W. Davenport,
Equitable Life Assurance Agent
Edgefield, S. C.