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THE AMERICAN STUDENT
That the American students who go to
study abroad have a decided power
and influence has recently been well
. demonstrated in Sweden. Recent is
sues of the Polstjarnan, official or
gan of the Swedish students' Union
for the total Abstinence published
at Uppsala, Sweden, has carried a se
ries of interviews with the twelve
American students studying in Swe
den under the Swedish-American
Foundation. In each of thejse, empha
sis has been laid on the difference in
student life between America and
Sweden and how that difference has
on one hand brought about a senti
ment in favor of prohibition, and in
the other country created an atmos
phere of utmost liberality in matters
of personal custom. That these Amer
ican students will make a large im
press on Sweden in favor of abstain
ence and prohibition is certain. Their
contribution in such a field will be the
result of the "dry" atmosphere which
has surrounded the American colleges
THE HINDERED CHRIST.
The Lord Christ wanted a tongue one
To speak a message of cheer
To a heart that was weary and worn
And weighed with a mighty fear.
He asked me for mine, but I was busy
With my own affairs from morn till
The Lord Christ wanted a hand one
To do a loving deed;
He wanted two feet, on an errand for
To run with gladsome speed,
But I had need of my own that day;
To His gentle beseeching I answered,
So all that day I used my tongue,
My hand, and feet as I chose;
I said some hasty, bitter words
That hurt one heart, God knows.
1 busied my hands with worthless
And my willful feet went a crooked
And the dear Lord Christ-was His
For lack of a willing heart?
Only through men does he speak to
Dumb must He be apart.
I do not know but I wish today
I had let the Lord Christ have His
-Alice J. Nichols.
RECENT RESULTS OF PROHI
In Massachusetts the State De
- partaient of Public Welfare reports
that for the year ended July 1, 1920,
alcoholic insanity cases had de
creased within the year 4.18 per
cent and that the number of patients
designated as insane had decreased
6.18 per cent in the same period
Dr. Burdette G. Lewis of Trenton
New Jersey, State Hospital, is au
thority for the prohibition law de
creased 75 per cent.
The Chief of police in Washington
D.C. reports a decrease in arrests
of 53 per cent for the first eight
months of prohibition as compared
with the number of arrests for the
corresponding time one year pre
vious to the prohibition law.
In San Antonio, Texas, the Lone
Star Brewing Company has changed
ats brewing plant into a textile plant
employing three hundred more
? ?workers than formerly. This plant
is a part of the Busch Estate.
A former brewery in Toledo, Ohio
which employed 78 men is now
making Malted Milk and is employ
ing 278 men.
The police report for the city of
Providence, Rhode Island, shows a
decrease of arrests of 31 per cent
in the first six months of 1920 as
-compared with the same period in
A newspaper in Hoboken, New
Jersey, says that the number of ice
. .cream parlors have doubled in that
state since the dry law went into
Por the.year ended July 1, 1919,
. in the state -of Massachusetts, there
were 93,445 arrests for drunkenness.
For the year ended July 1,1920,
there were 29,608, or a decrease
of 70 per cent.
In Dayton, Ohio, the number of
/arrests for the first six months of
1919 were 4,480. In the correspond
.ing period in 1920 the number was
DRYS MUST BE ALERT.
Forewarned is forearmed and with
the positive knowledge that the brew
ery interests are exerting every means
within their power to secure a con
gress that wHl let down the harriers
to beer and wine, those voters must
be aggressive in their efforts to se
ure the great possible majority of the
present House membership of 4353.
Make it su?h an overwhelming major
ity that there can be no possibility of
reversing this majority through the
addition of 65 or 66 new seats.
? INTEREST IN FARM MOTORS
Government Schools Give Special In
struction in Operation of Trac
tors and Trucks.
The government in calling attention
to the increased use of automobiles
and motor trucks on the farm, has
laid Its finger on the one big factor
that is going to not only make farm
ing an attractive business proposition,
but will increase the number of produc
tive farms and make life on the farm
The government schools teach men
how to operate farm tractors success
fully, thus creating a new business or
profession, that of the farm mechani
cal operating expert-a man who can
take hold of the production activities
of the farm and through the correct
operation of tractors, motor trucks and
other motor-driven Implements and ap
pliances can double and treble the pro
duction and distribution of farm prod
The automobile insures quick indi
vidual transportation from one field to
another on the farm, or from the farm
to the nearest shipping point or city.
The motor truck likewise Insures eco
nomical and dependable transporta
tion of produce and live stock, from
farm to shipping point or city. With
the tractor insuring equal efficiency
In production of farm produce, the
farmer of today will be the equal of
his city brother In the matter of em
ploying time, labor and cost saving
equipment that not only Increases pro
duction but makes the actual work
more attractive and remunerative.
Without a doubt, the farmer of a
few years hence will employ motor
driven equipment on nearly the same
A Particularly Serviceable Truck for
? All-Round Farm Work.
scale that the manufacturer does in
the city, Insuring the same benefits,
Increasing his products and decreas
ing his farm depreciation.
ROADS TO DEVELOP COUNTRY
Of 2,500,000 Miles of Rural Roads in
United States, but 12 Per Cent
Has Been Improved.
There are today some 2,500,000 miles
of rural roads in the United States.
Of this amount perhaps 12 per cent
conld be classified as improved, while
only about one-quarter of 1 per cent
can be said to be suitable for the car
riage of heavy-duty motor trucks. And
In the face of this condition it can be
said without contradiction that the
future development of the United
States rests upon the road.
WHAT POOR ROADS INDICATE
Genera?y Seen in Dull Neighborhood
Where Houses Are Run Down and
Where one finds bad roads, he gen
erally finds a dull, poor and thinly-set
tled neighborhood. The farmhouses
are generally run down, the vehicles
are shabby and everything shows that
a dead community prevails, while on
the other hand where good roads exist
the farmer generally has some pride
about himself, and tries to bring his
business up to the standard of other
GOOD ROADS BENEFIT FARM
Bring Markets to Rural Sections and
Make Possible Development of
Good roads mean better and more
productive farms, bringing markets to
remote rural sections. By providing
something which makes possible the
development of farms we perform a
service of inestimable value to the
country as a whole.
Boosters Now Amazed.
Good roads boosters, who a few
years ago were puzzled to find some
method of arousing public Interest IQ
bond Issues for road Improvements,
are amazed al' the ease with which ap
propriations are passed by city and
Poor Roads Isolate.
Poor roads mean Isolation, which In
turn means fewer possibilities-for edu
cation, fewer opportunities for wealth,
lower real estate valuations as well af
Increased costs of supplies.
interesting and Instructive Ex
periments Made With Sows
at Illinois Station,
SIZE CF LITTER ^CREASED
Popular Belief Substantiated That
Young Mothers Produce Smaller
Pigs-Variation in Length /?
of Germination Period.
A careful study of records relating
to the birth of 720 litters of pigs at
the University of Illinois reveals many
sidelights for those interested in hog
raising. The 720 litters contained
5,840 pigs of seven distinct breeds.
The following conclusions are drawn
in bulletin No. 226 of the University
of Illinois agricultural experiment sta
On the whole, the belief that young
sows produce smaller pigs than do
older sows is substantiated. Likewise
the dela substantiated popular belief
that up to a certain age, about three
years, there is an increase in the
size of litter as sows grow older.
The older sows farrowed 12.3 per
cent of dead or Immature pigs as com
pared to 3.1 per cent by the younger
It ls doubtful whether there are any
variations in farrow attributable io
the season at which pigs are farrowed.
Increase in Litter.
In succeeding litters from the same
sow there was an increase in number
of pigs per litter and In the weight of
Individual pigs until the fourth litter, *
at which time the sows were three
and one-half years old.
The records obtained from 549 lit
ters showed a wide range, 98 to 124
days, in the length of gestation period,
with an average of 114.58 days. How
ever, 93.6 per cent of the litters were
Farmers Should Be Careful That Pig
Pens Are Clean and Dry.
farrowed between the one hundred
and eleventh and one hundred and
seventeenth days. The general belief
that old sows have a gestation period
one to three days longer than young
er sows seems to have no very good
Neither Sex Predominates.
There was little, if any, correlation
between the length of gestation period
and the birth weight of pigs, and the
sex of pigs In relation to the length
of gestation shows no tendency for
either sex to predominate more than
The average size of litters was 8.1
pigs. The average weight of a litter
was about 20 pounds. The average
weight of pigs in litters with fewer
pigs than the average was -2.67 pounds,
and in litters with more pigs it was
2.57 pounds. The grand average of
all pigs was 2.55 pounds.
PROVIDE GOOD GREEN FEED
Unoccupied Space in Garden Should
Be Seeded to Rapid Growing
Crop of Some Kind.
The average poultry keeper is al
ways short of succulent green feed
during the late summer and early fall,
and provision should be made for a
supply. Every bit of ground in the
garden from which early crops have
been harvested should be seeded to
chard, rape, lettuce, kale or whatever
makes the most rapid growth in your
ALFALFA AND SWEET CLOVER
Two Crops Are First Cousins But De
cidedly Different in Making
Cut alfalfa when the buds of the
second growth begin to show at the
crowns of the planes. Cut sweet clover
when the blossoms are about half out
and raise the sickle bar at least four
inches. These two crops are first cous
ins but they are decidedly different
in this respect : Alfalfa shoots from a
crown ; sweet clover shoots from buds
on the main stem.
CAUSE OF OVERGROWN WINGS
Result From Defective Brooding Con
ditions or Lack of Vitality
Clip Them Off.
Overgrown wings in brooder chicks
result from defective brooding condi
tions or lack of vitality. Often.the
wings really are not overgrown but
only appear so because the chicks, be
ing weakly, let them hang down. If
they dir. el op to the point where they
are a burden to the chick they should
be clipped off.
A Grateful Letter.
It is in trying conditions like that
related below by Mrs. Geo. L. North
sf 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 sent 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 Sale: Nine Duroc pigs three
and a half months old, .two young
mules, one four year old and one
coming three, both home raised.
L. R. Brunson, Sr.
Cleora, S. C.
The Addison building and lot
Two story house with sixteen rooms
and two halls; fourteen rooms fur
nished, and all in good condition.
The lot contains two acres, fronts
on two streets, and two or more
building lots can be cut off without
injuring the present property. This
property is very desirably located,
convenient to the churches, school
and the business section of town
and yet in a quiet and delightful
spot for a Hospital, Business Col
lege, boarding House or Home, bu
siness proposition or investment it
is an opportunity which does not
come your way every day. Now is
your chance. A bargain at $10,500.
Call to see us. Davis Realty
M. W. SHI VE, Mgr.
1, four piece walnut or living room
1 Hackney buggy almost new $175
1 large mule in good condition $175.
1, splendid oak in box_?50.00
1, large book case,_$35.00
Also other things useful on thc
farm and in the home.
G. D. Mims.
Clarks Hill, S. C.
Teacher of Singing
FIVE YEARS, ON FACULTY OF
NEW ENG. CONS. OF
Voice Placing Song Interpretation
Special Course for Teachers
Available for Concerts and Lecture
Studio 201 Montgomery Building
ILessons by Appointment
Season Opens Wednesday, Sept. 29th
,J. H. CANTELOU
Attorney at Law
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office Over Store
REYNOLDS ?fe PADGETT
Telephone No 103.
Or King's New Discovery
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Gives even steady heat day and night. Guaranteed
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Remember, this is the Original Hot Blast heater
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STEWART ?fc KERNAGHAN, Edgefield, S. C.
Attention! Oil Mills and Ginneries
Do not forget that we carry a large stock of Injectors, Oil Cups,
Lubricators. Also two or three high grades of Rubber Belt,
Leather Belt and Genuine Gandy Belt; Pipe, Valves, Fittings,
Packing and Boiler Tubes.
Columbia Supply Company
823 West Gervais St,
Columbia, S. C.
Future Cotton Contract
If you want to buy or sell cotton contracts
in units of ten bales or upward, send at
. once for free booklet of valuable informa
tion and rules of trade.
Letter on probable market trends in cotton
and grains sent free upon request.
Martin & Company
81, Broad Street New York City
Members American Cotton and Grain Exchange
Member Clearing House
For personal interview get in tonch with
our State representative
EDMUND A. FELDER
1512 Sumter St. Columbia, S. C.
Long Distance Phone 1229
Notice to Builders
We have Beaver Board, Beaver
Board Strips, Sash, Doors, Blindo,
Ceiling, Siding, Flooring Mantels,
Store Fixtures and all kinds of
high-class mill work. Designing
and estimates carefully furnished.
Just received large shipment of
Red Cedar Shingles, 100 per cent
Yours for Prompt Service
Sash, Door & Lumber Go.
JOHNSTON, S. C.