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Outlook Bright for Lower
Washington, Aug. 15.-Believing
firmly that the greater utilization of
. the facilities of the federal farm loan
banks over the country will work
largely toward reducing the terrible
high cost of living, under which the
people of the United States are now
struggling along, Senator D. U.
Fletcher of Florida, the "father of the
rural credits" system in this cour try,
to-day held an important conference
with former Congi*essman Lever, now
a member of the farm loan board, re
garding ibis matter.
Senator Fletcher is especially op
posed to the passage of the bill of
Representative McFadden, of Penn
sylvania, who himself is a banker, pro
viding that there shall be a repeal of
the former law exempting farm loan
bonds. If this is done the law will be
seriously crippled, in the opinion of
Senator Fletcher, and the man hunt
ing investments will not be encour
aged to put his money in these bonds.
Just to this extant will the present
system be less used than it is now.
There is no objection on the part of
Senator Fletcher to the passage; of
the Smoot bill, which provides that
after the beginning of the next year
farm loan banks shall be self sustain
ing. The system is now on such a foot
ing, he said to-day, that it will not be
necessary for the treasury depart
ment hereafter to carry them along.
"I believe that if the people of this
country would take full advantage of
the federal farm loan banks," Sena
tor Fletcher said, "as tt was intended
when they were established, our agri
cultural people would in time make
themselves so independent that they
would no longer be influenced by such
things as are now prevailing in the '
United States and making the cost of
living almost prohibitive. j'
"Along this line, there is no doubt
that with the work that President
Wilson is suggesting, as a result of
his studies of the present situation
and with what is being done by the
departments of justice, there is cer
tain to be a very, noticeable drop in
the prices of all commodities before
long. I do not look for this to be done
over night-far from it-for the rea
son that we are now emerging from
a war period and the history of the
world is that periods following such
struggles as we have just been
.through are sometimes worse, in
many respects, than during the days
the war is actually going on. There
fore, we are going to see prices fall, !
but not immediately. There must, of
necessity, be a reconstruction, but
with special regard to the profiteer,
who is just now making life a night
mare for many people in this country, i
Heretofore, I fear we have dealt with :
him too easily, but now that we have !
taken his measure there is little i
chance for him to do much damage '.
hereafter. . ( 1
"We are on the right track and 1
I shall look for good results in the '
Practically every Southern senator
is now working 15 or more houri '
a day to knock the high cost ofliving '
propagander squarely in the head. '
There is daily coming forth such a
volume of information from these1
members that it is inconceivable '
how much present conditions can I
maintain much longer. Action of a 1
drastic kind, from one end to the '
other is certain to come and with 1
every government department in the 1
gam? lower prices seem not far off.
Whole Cost of War 40 Billion 1
' London, Aug. 18. The war cost J
40,000,000,000 pounds, Premier 1
Lloyd George declared in his speech ,
in the House of Commons today on 1
the financial and industrial situa-'
tion. Most of this sum was spent for '
purposes of destruction. ' j3
He asserted that the change from ?
war to peace conditions would take 1
just as long as the change from :
puace to war. The first outstanding 1
fact o:? the present situation was :
the alarming adverse trade bal
ance.he said. i
The import restrictions which ;
will terminate September 1, he con !
tinued, had given British manufac- j i
turers an opportunity of making a ;
dealing in goods which otherwise.i
would have been hurried here from
The national debt, he declared, :
had grown from 641,000,000 lbs.
An Old Fault Finder. *
An irritable and fault finding dis
position is often caused by indiges
tion. A man with good digestion and
bowels that act regularly is usually !
good natured. When troubled with '
indigestion or constipation take1
Chamberlain's Tablots. They strength
en the stomach and enable it to per
form its functions naturally. They
also cause a gentle movement of the
Cotton .Classera -For _Seven
-South Carolina Cities_
Washington, Aug.-17 Expert cot
ton classers provided by the federal
bureau of markets will be stationed
for the coming season at seven
South Caroina county seats, accord
ing to SenatorN . B. Dial, who has
been active ^tely in procuring such
an arrangement for his home tow
of Laurens and has been keenly in
terested in the work generally.
Last year cotton classers opera
ted at Darlington, Sumter and
Orangeburg. This autumn graders
will be stationed at the same points
and also at Laurens, Anderson, Green
wood and Manning. Funds are deriv
ed from three sources. Part of the
money is supplied by the federal bu
reau of markets, a part is provied by
the national government under the
terms of the Smith-Lever act and the
balance is raised locally, by subscrip
tion, by appropriation in the county
supply bill or otherwise.
Senator Dial has been anxious to
arrange for the services of such gra
ders at as many points as possible in
South Carolina, but the number of
places at which the work can be main '
tained is conditioned not only upon
the local subscriptions but also on the
federal funds available and exten
sion of the system is limited by the
scarcity of qualified men. It has been
found impracticable to operate in
more than the seven county seats
mentioned during the next season.
Local cooperation includes not only
a sum in each case, varying between
$1,000 and $2,500, toward the salary
of the grader but also grading room,
a clerk and provision for incidental
George Livingston, acting chief bu
reau of markets, explained to Sena
tor Dial the policy of the department,
of agriculture as follows : "Our funds
for this work being so limited, only a
few typical points in each State are
selected which may serve as a demon
stration for the entire State." County
agents and others interested who
have investigated the service is oper
ated last year at Darlington, Sumter,
and Orangeburg, have found the ex
perience remarkably satisfactory M.
D. Moore, demonstration agent for
Laurens County, wrote Senator Dial
that farmers of Darlington County
told him the expert classer had been
worth to him many times his salary,
ot many farmers know what grades
of cotton they produce.
D. W. Watkins of Clemson College
in his capacity as acting director of
cooperative extension work in agricul
ture and home economics for South
Carolina, is in charge of the cotton
classing service. Mr. 'Watkins has in
formed Senator Dial that all details
have not been completed, but the lo
cal funds have been provided for at
Laurens and Manning, and a South
Carolinian, Drayton E. Earle of Pick
ens, a specialist in the federal bureau
of markets, has been requested to se
lect expert classers for those points;
while the raising of local funds is pro
seeding at Greenwood and Anderson,
and Mr. Watkins believes that local
support at those places is practically
America Waiting Move by Car
Washington, Aug. 15.-No answer
to the reply of the Mexican govern
ment to the state department's warn
ing that failure to protect Americans
might result in a radical change of
policy will be made. Officials explain
ed today that the United States would
ivait until President Carranza dis
played either unwillingness or inabil
ity to afford Americans protection
;hey had a right to expect before tak
ing further action.
One of the first possibilities of ac
;ion, should be the government be
forced to it, would be to withdraw
diplomatic representatives or even to
withdraw recognition of the Carran
za government. Active intervention
is considered in the most quarters a
remote measure at this stage.
The Carranza government by spe
cial provision has been receiving
arms and amunition from the United
States, but it was indicated here to
day that the decree forbidding ex
portation of war munitions to Mexi
co would be applied to the govern
ment as well as to individuals until
further proof had been given that
foreigners would receive adequate
Sold on Ten Days' Trial.
We will put a set of Hassler Shock
Absorbers on your Ford for you to
drive ten days. If at that time you
are not satisfied with them-if you
do not say they back up every claim
we have made-then they will be re
moved and your money refunded.
Our guarantee, "Absolute Satisfac
tion or Your Money Back," means ex
actly what is says. Write today
YONCE MOTOR CO.
Harris Makes Statement on
the Cotton Situation
Commissioner Harris has gone
to Oklahoma to deliver a series of
addresses in that state in the carn
paign to organize the American
Cotton Association. Before leaving*
Mr. Harris gave out a statement in
which he advises the farmers not to
rush their cotton to the gin, and he
advances his reasons therefor.
"I wish to urge the farmers,"
says Mr. Harris, "not to gin the
first picking of cotton while it is
green. If they will pick it, and put
it away in a house and let it stay
there four or five weeks the lint
will grow and get heavier and it
'will .make a touch better sample.
The ginners' report will not be so
big and it will have a good effect
on the market, both for cotton and
"I wish to beg the farmers not
to sell until the price goes above
35 cents. I have examined quite a
good deal of cotton and I find that
it has been drowned by too much
rain and cannot recover. By the
25th of this month the deteriora
tion will be great although it may
not be noticeable in the next gov
ernment condition report.
"A great deal of cotton is now
turning yellow and ? is shedding the
young fruit. The cotton crop is go- |
ing to be the shortest, according to
acreage, that it has been in many
Now the situation is entirely in
the farmers hands as to what price
he will take for what he has on
hand and for what he grows this
year. As to the 6,800,000 surplus
we read- jabout in Secretary Hes
ter's report, it can't be found. We
know that the bears will make a
desperate effort to drive the mar
ket down just as the new crop was
getting on the market they have
sold October very heavy and they
know that they will be called upon
for the actual delivery of cotton.
Just remember they don't spin
board cotton. Again I say, sit stea
dy in the boat. Don't be bothered
about these fluctuations, and keep
your new cotton out of the gin and
your old old cotton out of the mar
ket and things will come right for
the farmer.-Columbia Record.
GEORGE F. MIMS
E;>es examined and
Glasses fitted for all
Errors of refraction.
I take this'means of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. All work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you havp work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
County of Edenfield
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esquire, Pro
Whereas, Marie Gray, of above
County and State, made suit to me,
to grant her Letters of Administra
tion of the Estate of and effects of
Lula Gray, deceased, late, of said
County and State.
These are Therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and Creditors of the said Lula Gray,
deceased, that they be and appear be
fore me, in the Court of Probate, to
be held at Edgefield, S. C., in my of
fice on Saturday, August 30, 1919,
next after publication thereof, at ll
o'clock in the forenoon, to show cause
if any they have, why the said Admin
istration should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 9th day
of August Anno Domini, 1919.
W. T. KINNAIRD, (L. S.)
Probate Judge E. C., S. C.
Very Desirable and Valuable Property
IN AND NEARBY EDGEFIELD FOB SALE BY
Davis Realty Company
No 2176. Tompkins &c Marsh building, near Post Office, specially suitable for
garage and automobile business, cate or store. .
No. 2177. Dunovant's store building, two stories, near by the Farmers Bank, on
the Public Square. Well located for any kind of business.
Porter's Hotel property and all household furniture, suitable for boarding house
or dwelling. Near Courthouse, convenient to the business part of town.
No. 2110. A new six-room bungalow, with store house and tenant house and eigh
acres of land, in North Edgefield. A bargain, $5,500.
No. 2144. Fifteen lots on "Jones Heights." One of the most beautiful sites for
homes in the suburbs of Edgefield.
No. 2180. A very desirable building lot of about three acres, fronting Cent|e
Spring road and Dixie Highway, in North Edgefield.
No. 2199. Modern 8-room residence and lot on Main street, one block from Post
Office, electric lights and piped for gas. Well on back porch. Possession on short
notice. See us promptly.
No. 2206. Another modern residence of six rooms, bath and closet, and lj-acre
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miss this chance for a real home.
No. 2193. Splendid building lots, about 13 acres, fronting Addison avenue and
_street, two blocks from city High school, in .a fine community, where building
will be done in the near future.
No. 2186. More good building lots or small farm; 7l acres, near S. E. Morgan's
honle. Now is the time to buy a farm or lot in or near Edgefield.
No. 2173. A good lot for residence, one acre or more, fronting on Jeter street ; a
few blocks from Courthouse.
No. 2191. About eight acres, suitable for residence lots, near "Jones Heights,"
with 4-room house and barn.
No. 2161. A jood small farm, 40 acres, with a nice residence of 8 rooms and
hall and piazzas on four sides, painted and in fine condition; tenant house, barns and
other outbuildings. Just a mile and a quarter from Courthouse on Greenwood road.
No. 2135. An &5-acre farm of sand and clay land, one and a quarter miles nort h
east from Courthouse, near Johnston road; a good two-story house with seven rooms,
and two tenant houses. A dandy small farm near town.
No. 2160. Another good, small farm near town; 58 acres of sand-clay land, one
mile south from Edgefield C. H., with 6-room house, hall and porch. Just the right
size, and distance from town, and a fine orchard.
Edgefield town and farm property is selling more rapidly than ever known. Let
us show you wha!; we have for sale. Will be glad to have your place to sell. See us.
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