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Wednesday, September 15
A Strong Appeal to Democrats
The Democratic party sorely
needs funds to conduct the national
campaign, according to a telegram
received today at the Dollar De
mocracy campaign from James W.
Gerard, national finance chairman
and former ambassador to Ger
In his telegram to Joe Sparks,
financial director of the campaign
in South Carolina, Mr. Gerard
"The party is actually without
funds to conduct this campaign. It
is without pledges which would en
able it to borrow money. Never
in its history has its financial con
dition been so bad in the middle of
a presidential campaign. Please
do everything that you can to avert
actual disaster. On behalf of a
candidate who has been fighting a
remarkable fight, considering that
he has bean without a^ms or am
munition, I appeal to you for im
mediate nnd substantial aid. Please
convey this message to the South
Carolina Democracv and urge every
Democratic man and woman in the
State to come to the aid of the par
ty in its distress."
Every Democrat in South Caro
lina is urged to respond to the ap
peal of the national finance chair
man. Every Democrat is urged to
give as much as one dollar and
more if they are able.
The campaign for funds for the
national Democratic party is to be
pushed vigorously in South Caroli
na. The county chairmen have
been asked to form strang organi
zations for the collection of money.
Tyhe call is insistent and every good
Demoorat in the State is urged to
get back of the movement.
Committees are being formed in
many counties of the State to can
vass foi funds.
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.Fertilizer Prices Increasing.
Higher fertilizer prices for next
.year's crop seem inevitable accord-'
ing to the fertilizer manufacturers,
who state that they are struggling
to make up their price lists for this
fall so as to satisfy the Government
under whose control they still
work, and at the same time leave
themselves a margin of profit against
the rising cost of raw materials.
One manufacturer estimates fer
tilizer prices for this fall at an ad
vance of 10 to 20 per cent over
. those of last spring. The greatest
increase, in his opinion, will be on
acid phosphate. The car situation
has cut the supply of phosphate
rock so low that the acid phosphate
men are in great need of raw ma
terial to keep their plants in opera
. .tion. Nitrate of soda is scarce. It
? :ha8 advanced steadily for the past
-six months and is now costing ?85
a ton at the port. Animal and
vegetable ammoniates are extreme
ly high, costing not less than $8 a
unit of arnon ia at Chicago.
Other factors that enter into the
fertilizer-situation are strike at the
mines, high priced labor, increased
prices of bags, now selling from
thirty to forty .cents each, and a 30
;per cent increase freight rates.
The fertilizer ,raen are not will
ing to hazard a -guess as to what
prices will.be tnext ?pring, as the
raw>materials now being purchased
are for the tall output. If a gen
eral decline in prices of everything
neates place before the spring mate
rials are bought, prices to the far
mer may be lower in the spring
?but there is no prospect at present
<of the general stabilization that
will bring this about.
The advice of these men, and it
is probably the best we have to go
on, is for the farmers who expect to
use fertilizer next year to figure out,
what they will need and when their
cotton is hauled to town let the fer
tilizer be carried back nome and
Normally this is good advice, for
we are prone to wait until the plant
ing season is on to buy fertilizer,
thiowing on the manufacturers the
burden of delivering the output of
twelve months in six week's time.
As a result some delays are una
voidable'and often the fertilizer ar-1
ive3 too late to give its maviraun
Talk this matter over with you
reliable fertilizer dealers and coun
ty agent and act on the best infor
mation and advice you can get.
The Progressive Farmer.
"Sow Cover Crops on Every
Clemson College, Sept. 6.~Th<
Office of Extension Work South h
urging Southern farmers lo return
to the pre-war practice of planting
cover crops each fall and to further
extend the great soil-building work
Below are given some valuable sug
gestions on the matter by Mr. J. A'
Evans, Chief of the Office of Ex
tension Work South.
Before the gi eat war progress
had been made toward getting some
kind of cover crops sown each fall
on Southern farms. County Agents
and other extension workers stress
ed their importance, and each year
thousands of demonstrations gave
ocular proof of their value. Fol
lowing the outbreak of the war,
however, there was a great decrease
iu the acreage sown to such crops.
This was due to labor shortage,
high-priced seed, unsettled condi
tions, and particularly to the Btress
of food production.
We should now endeavor to re
gain the tlost ground and again
stress suitable cover crops as part
of the farm system for the South.
Let us try to make the early si o
gan of the Farmers' Cooperative
Demonstration Work, "Cover Crops
on Farm," a reality in .every county
in the South this year.
Winter cover crops have a spe
cial value on Southern farms. They
protect the land from washing, pre
vent loss of plant food by leaching,
furnish grazing for livestock during
the winter months, and in the spring
may be plowed under to the great
benefit of the soil, or left for har
vest for hay, grain or seeds.
Crops to Consider.- The small
grain and the clovers are the most
satisfactory crops for this purpose.
They are all adaped to Southern
conditions and soils In most of
Southern states oats is the most im
portant small grain. Not over 75
per cent of the amount needed for
home consumption is now grown.
The acreage in fall oats should be
greatly increased. They can be
produced cheaply, mature early,
and can be followed in most of the
State9 by corn and cowpeas, cow
peas for hay., sweet potatoes, or
other fall crops. Rye ?8 better
than fall sown oats in the northern
tier of states of the southern group.
Oats, Rye, Wheat, Bur Clover,
Crimson Clover, and the Vetches,
sown with oats are all valuable as
cover crops. The choice will de
pend on soil and location, and the
County Agent or the Extension Ser
vice of Clemson College will give
Asks Consumers to Help Far
The complaints made about farra
labor have proved to be locking the
stable after the horse has been sto
len. No amount of talking or wri
ting will ever make corn and pota
toes grow. Every farmer's son, as
well as daughter, who has left the
farm will give a reason for his or
her action. In most cases they
would fail if they were to return lo
the farm because they have lost the
vision. Their experience in the
city has made them mechanical and,
in many cases, slothful. They have
become consumers and are uncon
scious of their dependence on agri
cultural products, which are abso
lutely necessary to hold the nations
The strain of pioneer blood still
coursing through the veins of our
best larmers has sent forth an ap
peal for help. The very sons and
daughters of these men have allow
ed their ears to be deafened by the
haranging of capitalists and profit
eers. Rather than heed ths call for
greater food production, they have
continued to follow the lines of the
least resistance, as they found them
in the cities. This bas led to the
destruction of many agricultural
and economic principles set forth
by the builders ?f our nation.
The spirit of 1620 is dying, and
with it the pride in possessing a
farm homestead has lost its mean
ing to the average American. In
many cases the farmer cannot se
cure help, financial or otnerwise,
because he has lost interest in the
future welfare of American farms.
The successful managers form the
minority. Labor was cheap and
the soil rich when the man of forty
was a boy. Now labor is scarce .
and expensive, and the soil is de
preciating in value. The problem
remains unsolved. What can we
The boy or girl who has left
home will not return. The city
bred man is too easily discouraged
successfully to farm; his farm is
abandoned. The fathers and moth
ers are fighting alone, and a noble
fight they have made. The solu
fiori of the farm problem is not for
.hera to find; they have run then
..ourse. The responsibility rests
?ri the shoulders of younger, broad
ninded raen and women, interested
I n agriculture. In hundreds of pri
vate and public institutions agri
culture is being taught. These in
stitutions are sending forth appeals
formen and women,and unless they
receive stronger support thanda*
ever been given to farmers America
will fall behind.
No body of men has been more
loyal to the nation than farmers.
They gave their sons and daughter^
to serve in France;, they doubled
and tripled their ow? labor. They
bought Liberty bonds and support
ed the Red (Cross; they produced
food. Now the consumer should
back the farmer, financially and
otherwise; back him with his own
personal service. The consumer
must encourage and support all ag
ricultural students and their institu
tions with the best thal is in him.
If he cannot produce a hill of corn
let him say a good word.-Doris
M. Whitham, State School for
Girls, Shelby Co., Ky.
Watson's Reason's For His
Thomson, Ga., Sept. 10.-Point
ing out that he h?d conducted his
campaign for the United States sen
ate on a platform advocating "un
conditional rejection of the league
of nations and unconditional main
tenance of American principles."
Thomas E. Watson in a statement
to The Associated Press today said
his victory in Wednesday's demo
cratic primary proved the stand of
the majority of Georgia voters on
Mr. Watson declared his "over
whelming victory" was won against
the attempted dictation of officers
of the American Legion and for the
great English principles " of free
speech, free press, free assemblage
and complete deparation of church
"If any money was spent in ray
campaign," Mr. Watson's statement <|
said, "I do not know of it. Ot
course, I paid ray own traveling
expenses and for circulation of ex
tra copies of my paper."
"BLOW TO PARTY."
New York. Sept. 10.-The nom
ination of Thomas E. Watson to I
succeed Hoke Smith as United !
estates senator from Georgia repre- I
scnts "something of a blow to the
democratic party." George White,
chairman of the democratic national
committee, stated here today while j
discussing the southern primary res \
"The fact that Watson has ?
been nominated in Georgia des
pite his opposition to the league
of nations in any form consti
tutes a temporary loss to as" be,
"His nomination, ? believe re-' .
suHed not so much from his atti
tude 0? aiiy national question how
ever, as from the support accorded
him by a large personal following.
It is ray opinion that in Georgia
they nominated Watson, the man,
in the primaries. I do not be
lieve the nomination expressed the
view of the Georgia electorate on i
Mr. White scouted the sugges
tion, that Georgia might throw any
of the weight of her vote to the re
publicans through any dislike of the
league of nations.
A Grateful Letter.
It is in trying conditions like that
related below by Mrs. Geo. L. North
of Naples, N. Y. that proves the
worth of Chamberlain's Colic and
Diarrhoea Remedy. "Two years ago
last summer" she says "our little boy
had dysentary. At that time we were
living in the country eight miles
from a doctor. Our son "was taken ill
suddenly and was about the sickest
child I ever saw. He was in terrible
pain all the time and passed from one
convulsion into another. I s?nt my
husband for the doctor and. after he
was gone thought of a bottle of
Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea
Remedy in the cupboard. I gave him
some of it and he began to improve
at once. By the tme the doctor arri
ved he was out of danger."
For Rent: My farm three miles
north of Meeting Street on the
Ninety Six road. Good buildings,
good water and pasture. Will rent
as a whole to one person or rent in
small farms. Apply to Mrs. A. A.
Lowry, 143 Circular Street, Green
wood, S. C.
Loot- Three weeks ago probably
in front of Westmoreland's garage, in
lohnston, a gold cameo brooch.
Reward if returned to Mrs. J. C.
Glark, Johnston, S.C.
Keep Well and Be Happy.
If you would be happy you must
keep your bowels regular. One ortwo
of Chamberlain's Tablets taken im
mediately after supper will cause a
gentle movement of the bowels on
the followering morning. Try it.
There is no use to worry until trouble overtakes jrou, There is nothing
gained by worring for trouble that has not happened. It is reported that certain
^Qj large cotton buyers, mills and speculators are trying to force the farmer to dis
5gj pose of his cotton at a sacrifice, but let us not worry about that until the time
comes. To date they have not been able to bring about the desired results.
H Don't Forget That We Have Received a Good
ll Many of Our Fall Goods
and will be glad to show you what we have received. Our stock of Coat Suits,
Dresses, Skirts, Hosiery, Shoes are complete and we feel sure that we can please
the most peculiar shopper.
GET YOUR OCTOBER NEW FALL NUMBER OF THE PICTORIAL
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lishers, and if you want the magazine please let us know and we will reserve it
igjj or send you one when they arrive, then you will be sure of getting your copy in
?2N? a good flat condition and not all rolled up. /
See our line of Sweaters for Ladies* and Children in
Both Coat and Slip-On Styles
THE MILLINERY DEPARTMENT IS NOW READY
to serve your wants, and we believe that it would pay you to see what we have
?53 before you buy.
TRY US FOR SERVICE
The Corner Store
Johnston Theatre Thursday, September 16
Edgefield Theatre Friday, September 17
"THE GARTER GIRL"
A VITAGRAPH FEATURE
Rosalie Ray.CORINNE GRIFFITH
Brad. Mortimer.Earle Metcalfe
Arthur Lyle (the minister) .... Rod La Rocque
Rosalie Ray was a vaudeville actress. Every afternoon and every evening she
kicked a garter from a shapely leg into the audience as she swung over its head&on a
wire. She saw young men and old, particularly the old, fight for the possession of the
garter-a memento of a woman ot paint and powder. And she was disgusted.
Rosalie gave it up. She went to a small town, away from the snares and vanities
of the stage. She believed that she had gotten down co nature and was living among
real people. She became engaged to a young minister. And then came the awaken
ing. In an unguarded moment she looked into a box in her lover's study. What she
saw there made her decide that men were the same the world over and she hurried Jifcck
to her old1 stage life.' - /
Miss Griffith prepared for the role of Rosalie Ray by designing several elaborate
gowns and receiving special instruction in stage dancing. It is one of her best efforts.
Though this is a special and most unusual feature the
ordinary prices of 30c, for adults and 20c. for children,
plus war tax, will be charged.
All who miss this miss an evening of
thorough enjoyment at a moderate cost