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Miss Mary Judson Dies at Age
of 92' Years.
Greenville, Dec. 20.-Miss Mary
C Judson, emeritus professor of Eng
lish at the Greenville Woman's Col
lege, and one of the best known wo
men in the Baptist denomination in
South Carolina, died at the college
tonight about 9 o'clock after several
days of critical illness.
She was in her 93d year, having
"been born in Connecticut June 27,
1828. Funeral services will be con
ducted from the college at ll o'clock
Saturday morning, interment to fol
low in Springwood cemetery, of this
'?? Miss Judson had been connected
with the Greenville Womans' college
46 years, having come South with
her father in 18.57 to visit her broth
er, Dr. Charles M. Judson, then a pro
fessor of Furman university and la
ter president of that institution. Miss
Judson was beloved by the young
women who have studied under her
?long years of service at the G. W. C.
Her former students are now to be
found' in all sections of the state and
iii all walks of life. She had not ac
tively taught classes during the past
few years, but continued her active
interest in the affairs of the college
and its students as well as affairs of
tile community. Shortly after the rat
ification of the woman suffrage
amendment, Miss Judson registered
to vote and qualified as an elector of
Greenville county. She has no living
relatives so far as is known here.
Practical Measurements of
To find the number of acres in any
rectangular piece of land multiply
the length by the breadth in rods
and divide by 160 (the number of
square rods in an acre.)
?n a triangular field (one with 3
sides), when the length of one side
and of the perpendicular to that
side from the opposite angle is known
or can be measured, divide one- half
the product of the side and perpen
dicular by 160. Hence the area of a
three-sided field with one right angle
equals one-half the product of. the
two short sides.
When all three sides are known,
from half the sum of their lengths
subtract each side separately, multi
ply the remainders and half the sum
of the sides together; the square root
of the product divided by 160 will be
the area in acres.
When the field is in the shape of a
trapezoid (a four-sided figure with
one pair of sides parallel) divide one
half the product of the sum of the
parallel sides and the perpendiculer
between them by 160.
To find the area of a field with any
.number of straight sides, divide it
hy straight lines into convenient
.parts-three or four sides-and find
the area of each of them by the
above method and add these areas to
NOTE.-If the measurements are
taken ,in yards instead of rods as
above, then the result in each case
should be divided by 4,840 (the num
ber of square yards in an acre) to
reduce to acres. If the measurements
are made in feet instead of rods,
then the result in each case should
be divided by 43,560 (the number
of square feet in an acre) to reduce
to acres.-Progressive Farmer.
Bad Cold and Cough Cured by Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy.
Several years ago ? C. D. Glass,
Gardiner, 'Me., contracted a severe
cold and cough. He tried various med
icines but instead of getting well he
kept adding to it by contracting
fresh colds. Nothing he had taken
for it was of any permanent benefit
until a druggist advised him to try
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. He
says "I was completely cured by this
remedy and have since always turn
ed to it when I had a cold and soon
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State Borrows $500,000 Till
Taxes Come In.
Columbia Special to Spartanburg
Th estate borrowing committee
composed of Governor Cooper, State
Treasurer, S. T. Carter and Comp
troller General Sutherland negotia
ted a loan of $500,000 for the state
today. This amount is needed to
meet current expenses and due to the
slowness of the tax money the bor
rowing committee was forced to ne
gotiate the loan.
The half million was borrowed i
through the Palmetto National bank
of Columbia at 6 per cent interest
and will become due March 16th.
Treasurer Carter said yesterday that
to date only $450,000 in new tax
money had come into the treasurer's
office and because of this condition
it was found necessary to seek a
In commenting upon the tax sit
uation Mr. Carter said that he had
been connected with the office \ 23
years and the condition now was
worse than he had ever before ex
perienced. Mr. Carter said that the
tax money was very slow and point
ed out that within the next few
weeks the state has loans aggrega
ting three million dollars to meet.
Greenville Widow Runs for
Mrs. Scott Would Succeed Late Hus
band as Judge of Probate.
Greenville Special to The State.
At the earnest solicitation of lit
erally hundred* of friends through
out the city and county, Mrs. Fannie
Davis Scott, widow of Probate Judge
Walter -M. Scott, who was killed in
an automobile accident last Sunday
tonight announced that she will ac
cept the office of probate judge to
fill the s two years of her late hus
band's unexpired term, if elected by
the people at the .special election to
be called by the governor. Mrs. Scott
was assistant to her husband during
the six years he served as judge of
probate, and her friends contend that
she is well qualified for the place. If
elected it is believed that she wlil be
the first woman county official in
Mrs. Scott, who was slightly in
jured in the accident which costlier
husband's life, said tonight that if
chosen by the people, she would ac
cept the office chiefly as a token of
esteem for her husband. Her decla
ration came after much pressure had
been brought io bear upon her by
newspapers and the public. J
Greenwood Youth Takes Own
Greenwood, Jan. 3.-Bennie Wil
son, 19 years of ag? and former
clerk at the Oregon Hotel, shot him
self to death in the room of H. J.
Brinson, proprietor of the hotel, yes
terday afternoon about 4 o'clock fol
lowing an interview relative to the
ex-clerk's alleged shortage in his ac
counts. A verdict of suicide was re
turned by the coroner's jury at the
inquest which was held immediately
after the tragedy. According to evi
dence brought out in the inquest.
Mr. Brinson had sent for Wilson to
discuss a settlement of the alleged
shortage. Wilson is said to have de
clared that he would not make the
shortage good and wouldn't be ar
rested. He then rushed to the door
and shot himself through the heart
before he could be prevented. Mr.
Brinson and his daughter, Miss Mary
Frances Brinson, were the only per
sons in the room at the time the
shooting occurred. ,
Until a few weeks ago Wilson had
been clerk at the Oregon hotel for
about three years. Recently he was
discharged following exposures of
alleged shortages in his accounts. He
was apparently obsessed with the
fear of arrest, witnesses testified.
Thousand Pay $1,000 Each to
Eat Stew at Banquet.
New York, Dec. 29.-One thou
sand of New York's men and women
of wealth paid $1,000 or more each
here tonight to sit at a plain board
table and eat beef stew.
The "banquet" was a testimonial
arranged by Herbert Hoover, chair
man of the European relief council,
of America's effort to succor the 3,
500,000 starving children of Europe.
The stew, accompanied by white
bread and a cup of cocoa, was the
same as served to starving children
at relief stations throughout Europe
at a cost of less than a cent and a
General John J. Pershing, Mr.
Hoover, John D. Rockefeller, Jr.,
Mrs. August Belmont and other no
tables carried soup bowls and were
first in a line that passed by army
field kitchens to be served. The servi
tors were young society women. -
Fritz Kreisler entertained the din
ers with several violin solos.
A vacant high chair, placed for the
"invisible" guest of honor for the
children for whom Hoovers cam
paign of $35,000,000 was launched,
stood at the head of the speaker's
tabie. ' I
Farmers Purchase Much Fer
Taxes on fertilizers imposed upon
various companies and corporations
in South Carolina have totaLd to
date $276,485.31, according to fig
ures from .the state treasurer's office.
These figures included yesterday and
while a few more dollars may come
in between now and the end of the
year, it is believed this will represent
the total fertilizer tax for the year.
In 1919 the total tax collected
amounted to $269,581.48; so the fig
ures so far for 1920 have exceeded
this amount by a little over $7,000.
The tax imposed on the fertilizer
includes meal and is 25 cents a ton.
It will be seen that, according to
.hese figures, 1,105,9^1 tons of fer
tilizer were sold in South Carolina
during 1920 as compared with 1,
078,325 tons in 1919.
In the total for this year is includ
ed approximately $10,000 for penal
ties on firms that failed to make their
[product come up to the requirements
and the analysis guaranteed.
The Public Pays the Bills.
Lawyers in the New Haven rail
road "conspiracy case," brought to
recover $150,000,000 from the di
rectors, of the railroad, and who did
recover $2,500,000 have been award
ed fees of $800,000. Meanwhile, it
was settled that the defendants had
made no personal profit out of the
railroad company and the charges
of conspiracy were abandoned.
Now $800,000 would build^and
equip some miles of railroad . at any
rate. What have these lawyers done
for the general welfare?
Why is .the proportion of legal to
operating expenses of a railroad com
pany so great and why is the public
which, of course pays the bills, con
tent to pay them?
Why are the misfortunes of a rail
road company,'a cotton mill or other
corporation' or firm, the good fortune
Are the troops of highly paid cor
poration lawyers a luxury or a ne
The public pays the bills.-The
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CDT COTTON COST
BY MAKING FOOD
Southern Farm Prosperity Absolutely
Dependent on Cutting Produc
tion Cost Through Food
Making and Saving.
Atlanta, Ga.-(Special.)-"A right
about-face movement in 1921 is neces
sary if the farmers of the South are
to get on safe, firm ground again,"
Bald H. G. Hastings, President of the
great Southeastern Fair.
"It looks as if we all went cotton
crazy last spring, despite all the dan
ger signals flying and the disregard
of plain facts as to costs of cotton
production. We have repeated our fol
lies of 1911 and 1914 and piled up
debts based on costly food and grain
to .be paid for by cotton that is now
below cost of production.
"With few exceptions those items
of food and' grain could and should
have been produced on home acres
at one-third to one-half what the sup
ply merchant charges for them.
"Cotton is the one best money crop
for the South, and probably always
will be. The time of war prices is
over and the problem from now on is
to lower cost of production and at the
same time afford the cotton grower a
"Cost of making cotton is primarily
the cost of food, grain and forage
for the farmer, his family, his labor
ers or tenants, and his work stock.
Cutting food, grain and forage costs
by home production will reduce cot
ton costs from one-third to one-half.
"Plant for an abundance of food,
grain and forage, thus cutting down
store bills, and the lower prices for
cotton will not hurt so much. We can
not, with European countries so thor
oughly disorganized, reasonably expect
high prices for cotton for several years
and we must make cotton at lower
cost, or else quit cotton growing.'
"Most of us cannot quit cotton,
hence the absolute necessity of food,
grain and forage planting in 1921
the making on home acres of ever>
pound of food and grain needed to see
"In this food production program,
take the home vegetable garden seri
ously. Give the home garden a square
deal and it will surprise you in the
amount of healthful food produced. I'
takes the least ground, can be plant
ed the earliest, brings quick returns
and If kept replanted and worked will
stay by you all the seaton through."
flow To Give Quinine To Children.
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Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
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The Luck of Lincoln.
American Legion Weekly.
; When Abraham Lincoln was
young men he ran for the legislatu
in Illinois, and was defeated. He ne
entered business, failed, and w
seventeen years paying his debts.
He wa? engaged to a beautif
young woman-she died.
Entering politics again, he ran f<
congress, and was again defeated
He then tried to get an appoin
ment in the United States Land offii
He became a candidate for fl
United States senate, and was badi
He ran for president and was one
When you think of your hard luci
think of Lincoln.
For a Persistent Cough.
Some years ago H. P. Burbage,
student at law in Greenville, S. C
had been troubled for a long whi]
with a persistent cough, which h
says "greatly alaimed me, causin
.me to fear that I was in th? firs
stage of consumption." Having see
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy adve]
tise% he concluded to try it. "I soo
felipa remarkable change and afte
using two bottles of the small siz
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield,
Court of Common Pleas.
The Farmers Bank of Edgefield, S
C., Plaintiff, Against Chamberlai
Mar ti n a nd The Peoples Bank1 o
Edgefield, S. C., Defendants.
Copy Summons for Relief-Com
To the Defendants above named:
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the Complaint i
this action, of which a copy is here
with served upon you and to serve
[copy of your answer to the sai
Complaint on the Subscriber at hi
office at Edgefield Court House
South . Carolina, within Twenty day
after the service hereof, exclusive o
the day of such service; and if yoi
fail to answer the Complaint withii
the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff ii
this action will apply to the Court fo
the relief demanded in the Com
EDWIN H. FOLK,
, JSdgefield, S. C.,
' "?etiember 29th A. D. 1920
To the Defendant Chamberlain Mar
?***tnT*fit?ove .named :
I Take notice that the Complaint ii
?this action; together vf*th the Sum
mons of which the foregoing is ?
copy, was filed in the office of th<
Clerk of Court of Common Pleas a
Edgefield, in the County of Edgefield
State of South Carolina, on the 29tl
day of December, A. D. 1920.
EDWIN H. FOLK,
W. B. Cogburn, (L. S.)
Clerk C. C. P., E. C., Si-C.
WANTED: Men or women t<
take orders among friends and neigh
hors for the genuine guaranteed ho
siery, full line for men, women an(
children. Eliminates darning. W<
pay 75 cents an hour spare time o:
$36.00 a week for full time. Expe
rience "unnecessary. Write
International Stocking Mills,
Notice of Final Discharge.
TO ALL WHOM THESE PRESENTS
Where, Patsey Mosely (now Bus
sey) has made application tinto this
Court for Final Discharge as Ad
ministrator in re the Estate of Hen
ry Moseley, late of said county anc
State deceased, on this the 3rd daj
of December, 1920.
These Are Therefore, to cite anj
and all kindred, creditors, or partie:
interested to show cause before me al
my office at Edgefield Court House
South Carolina, on the 6th .day oj
January, 1921 at ll o'clock a. m.
why said order of Discharge shoulc
not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
Dec. 3rd, 1920,
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents Maj
Wheras, Andrew C. Yonce has
made application unto this Court fol
Final Discharge as Administrator ir
re the estate of C. K. Johnson de
ceased, on this the 7th day of Decem
These Are Therefore, to cite anj
and all kindred, creditors, or parties
interested to show cause before me
at my office at Edgefield Court House
South Carolina, on the 7th day ol
January, 1921, at ll o'clock a. m.
why said order of discharge shoulc
not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
! December 7, 1920.
We have heard a great deal about "preparedness"
daring the past few years. While no one really likes
trouble, it is a good thing to prepare for it if you
know it is coming.
Preparedness is half the battle. If you are go
ing to fight, the quicker you get your coat off, the
better. Financially, if there is a possibility of hard
times ahead, prepare fpr it by accumulating an ac
count at a reliable bank like ours, where your funds
will be carefully safeguarded and. al ways subject to
your check when needed.
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
AU checks drawn on The Bank of Trenton can be cleared free of ex
change through the Federal Resei-ve Bank. 1
T]fcTl_ . IO A seasons: toil wasted on a soil deficient
W OlCO . *n p'ant fcxx** or a ^ttie rioney invested
. . in Planters Fertilizer? Make your choice
now. Planters Fertilizer doubles your yield and pays for itself.
Progressive Southern farmers long ago realized the necessity of supplying ex
I hausted soils with Phosphoric AooV Ammonia and Potash, which every crop
DOUBLES YOUR YIELD
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Better place your order for Planters rig.n now, and avoid delayed delivery.
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us direct Every bag is stamped with our Giant Lizard Trade Mark. ' Look
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Ask Your Bankers
> About This Method
We Handle Ten Bale Lots
on Margin of $10 Per Bale
You need the money,
but you don't want to let
go or your cotton because
you believe the price will
ultimately go higher.
You can get the money
and the ultimate advance
in price if you hedge with
To do this, sell your cotton at the
best price you can get and buy an
equivalent amount of future cotton,
holding back one-fourth of the sell
ing prie ? to protect the same, like a
banker does when he lends you mon
ey on warehouse receipt. Thee if
the market goes up you still get the
benefit of the advance.
In this way you pay no interest,
storage charges, depreciation or in
surance, yet you have just as much
money aj if you borrowed on a ware
Write for free booklet "How
Cotton Markets Are Made." Set
tlement made in Columbia of all
contract", carried there. Net bal
ances subject to draft. Address
Martin & Co. Edmund A. Felder
81 Broad Street
New York City, N. Y.
OR S. C. Representative
1512 Sumter St, Columbia, S. C.
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