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Dairy Cows Should Freshen in
Clemson College, Jan. 31.-Dairy
cows should be bred to freshen in
the fall, says the dairy division of
Clemson College. Each year more and
more farmers are realizing just how
important this practice is. There are
several good sound reasons support
1. Fall freshening fits naturally
into all practical systems of farm ro
tations because there is more time
for the dairy work in winter than in
summer. Labor is cheaper in winter
and more easily obtained. It is there
fore a good idea to give the cows
their dry period when the summer
farm work is pressing.
2. It has been found that the fall
fresh cow will yield about fifteen to
twenty per cent more milk in the
year than the spring fresh cow; and
there is greater demand for dairy
products during the season in which
the fall fresh cow produces the bulk
of the milk.
3. The fall calf has a distinct ad
vantage over the spring calf. During
" the early part of the calf's life it
lives almost entirely upon milk. As
it matures, it consumes more feed,
especially grain. By spring it is time
for the fall calf to be weaned and it
can be put on grass, which is then
ready for it. On the other hand, the
spring calf is ready to be put on pas
ture during the winter months, when
there is no pasture. So, the fall calf
if practically as well grown one year
old as the spring calf at a year and
4. The amount and value of ma
nure produced depends largely upon
the kind and amount of feed con
sumed. Winter dairying serves to pro
duce more manure at a time of the
year when it can be saved.
The best time to have cows fresh
en is between September 15, and De
cember 15. Perhaps the best way to
put your breeding operations on the
fall basis is to "back up;" that is,
have cows bred as soon after fresh
ening as possible and continue this
practice until the calving is at the
desired time. Cows bred in February
and March will calve in- November
-and December, and this will be the
first big step towards putting the
herd on the fall basis.
WHERE UNCLE SAM'S MONEY
We receievd a few days ago the
following communication from the
"American Union Against Militar
ism," Washington, D. C., which we
think reveals a very undesirable con
dition. The article is headed, "Where
Uncle- Sam's Money Goes," and is in
part as follows:
"According to the United States
Bureau of Standards, 93 cents out
of every dollar of Uncle Sam's mon
ey this year goes for war, past, pres
ent or to come.
"Only one cent out ot every dol
lar goes for education and the im
provement of the public health.
"Copies of this remarkable analy
sis of our national budget may be
secured on application to Dr. E. B.
Rosa, United St?tes Bureau of Stan
dards, Washington, D. C..
"Whreeas the cities spend an av
erage of $6 per capita for education
per year, and the states and private
agencies about $3 per year per cap
ita for education, Uncle Sam with
his huge billions only spends 6 cents
per capita for education-and some
of that goes to the "land grant" col
leges for military drill.
"Without anybody in the country
realizing it, your Uncle seems to have
become obsessed with militarism to
the exclusion of the normal, balanc
ed interest of government. Of course
the truth is that the army and navy
have developed a "technique" for ex
tracting from Congress huge appor
priations whereas the other depart
ments have not.
According to the analysis quoted
above, the national government is
levying a tax of $50 this year upon
every man, woman and child in the
United States, and of this amount
$46.50 goes for war and militarism."
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Children take Jt ind never know it is Quinine
Also especially adapted to adults -who cannot
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Big Augusta Hotel Destrc
Augusta, Ga., February 4.
Bon Air, one of the leading w
resort hotels in the South, was
stroyed by fire early this mor
The flames originated in the di
room and are attributed to :
fault with the electric lighting e<
m^nt. There were 260 guests in
hotel. No one was injured th
many lost much of their persona
longings. Two men, Frank A ]
rance of _New York, and M. T. \
of St. Johnsbury, Vt., who wer
in the hotel, were removed to
University Hospital, and statem
from there are that they are 1
the worse physically for their
The fire started in the dining r
and is attributed to damaged ins
tion of electric wires. The guests 1
found accommodations at a nes
hotel, at homes of residents on
hill, the suburb in which the h
was located, while others left this
ternoon for their homes or for o
The loss is $1,000,000. The in
ance is $550,000. There is a tacit
derstanding that reconstruction
be begun at once, though there is
formal decision by the stockhoh
as yet. The. hotel was a frame sti
ture and while it burned rapidly,
guests left it in orderly manner
there was a remarkeble absence
hysteria. The owning company is c
italized at $300,000 and all the st
is held in Augusta.
. While the fire was in progress, :
idents in surrounding homes m
most hospitable overtures to the f
ing guests to become guests in tl
homes. Those citizens who had
rooms to offer were, using automob
to get the half clad visitors to pla
bf refuge. Mr. and Mrs. Natl
Straus, who have a cottage on 1
Hill took in as their guests Sir Ash
Sparks of the Cunard Line and Li
Sparke. Judge R. C. Lovett, presid?
of the Southern Pacific and Un
Pacific, who lost most of his perso
effects, proceeded to a down town
tel and left during the afternoon
his private car for New York. Jc
C. White, formed lord mayor of B
fast, saved his personal belongil
and is at a down town hotel. Th<
of the visitors who did not secure ;
comodations are leaving the city pr
cipally for foreign points. Senai
Frelinghuysen of New Jersey,
whose house boat Mr. Harding .is n<
! a guest, has fdr years been a" wini
guest at the Bon Air, and there w
the belief, if not the definite undi
standing that, when the Flordia \
cation is over the New Jersey senat
and his distinguished guest were
top off Mr. Harding's recreation ti
with a week's stay at the Bon A
with golf on the country club linl
which resort the hotel practical
owns. While Nathan Straus does n
offer to finance a new hotel, he offe
to become a' stockholder. He declar
that he is not the rich man he is su
posed by so many to be in that-he h
exhausted much of his means in tl
charities in which he had been enga
ed, especially during the last tv
Special to The State.
Aiken, Feb., 4-After the burnir
of the Bon Air hotel on the hill
Augusta this morning at 2:30 o'cloc
a number of the guests sought refuf
in Aiken at the Highland Park hote
About 4 o'clock several automobile
arrived filled with people half clothe
and with a few belongings tied up i
sheets. Others have come in since. ,
J. Sweeney, manager of the hotel,
making an effort to take care of th
people. He has gone to Augusta t<
day, as has. Albert Willcox of* th
Willcox hotel. It is believed that th
Bon Air management will advise A
ken for many of their guests.
NO LIQUOR ON AMERICAN VES
No liquor can be sold on ships fly
ing the American flag, whether th
vessels are at sea or in foreign wa
ters, according to an opinion handel
down last week by Solicitor Genera
William L. Frierson. William M
Williams, commissioner of interna
revenue, immediately issued a state
ment for the information and guid
ance of the staff, in which the opin
ion was included. This will prohibii
American ships from carrying liquo]
for sale at a bar on a voyage. Mas
ters of vessels will be held responsi
ble for enforcement of the ruling,
and consuls will be asked to report
violations. The decision is based on
the ground that a vessel registered
in the United States is in many re
spects considered a part of Ameri
san territory and that persons on
board a vessel are protected and gov
erned by the la.ws of the country to
which the vessel belongs.
Where Monev Was
By H. LOUIS RAYBOLD
(? 1921. by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
"There goes Professor Latham
again with the Prescott girl I"
and Ruth Cole drew her com
panion's attention to the occupants of
a low-hung, maroon roadster, one of
whom raised his hat as they sped by.
The woman with Miss Cole nodded
pleasantly. She was a slim, graceful
person, not at all showing her thirty
four years, nor exhibiting in her at
tractive face any of the ravages which
might possibly be expected after
twelve years spent instructing gig
gling, irresponsive girls in the Intrica
cies of Greek accents and declen
"He's rushing her for fair," ram
bled on Miss Cole, "and who can
blame him if he believes in that old
adage, 'Don't marry for money, but
go where money is !' Her money must
look pretty good to anybody strug
gling along nowadays on the salary of
a professor in a woman's college.
But what she sees in him ls what gets
Hilda French turned her head
away to hide an annoying but uncon
trollable flush. "He's-very interest
ing to talk to," she returned quite
"Well, you ought to know, consider
ing he's the head of your department,"
and Ruth dismissed the subject for
something more vital to her own inter
Bu/ Hilda's thoughts did not change
their channel, even though she man
aged very creditable replies to the
other's inconsequent remarks. And she
wasn't wondering what Celia Prescott
saw in John Latham. What did John
Latham see in Celia? It must be
something visible to no other man, for
after six seasons as a bud, Celia still
bloomed unplucked from the family
tree, although three younger sisters
had blossomed and gone their way to
adorn homes of their own.
The truth of the matter was that
John Latham's head was temporarily
turned. When a mun gets to be forty
unmarried, almost any young thing not
too homely, possessing clothes which
In themselves are a lure, and every
kind of device for making the time
pass pleasantly, such as automobiles,
speed boats, wonderful summer and
winter homes, can get In her work
without any help from Cupid.
Hilda, watching the affair not disin
terestedly, was convinced Celia would
succeed. And when one memorable
afternoon she handed in her resignation
ras Instructor in Greek and it was re
ceived with just the amount of polite
regret that might be expected, she felt
sure Celia had succeeded. '
So Hilda quietly arranged her* things
In exquisite order for her successor,
locked her door for the last time, gave
the key to the janitor and went to
Well, John Latham did find time in
between his pursuit of the heiress to
wonder where and on what Hilda
went to live.
She had said she wasn't accepting
another position, and her salary had
hardly been enough to enable her jo
save sufllcient to retire on.
With her departure the mau, for
some reason, felt a strange sense of
loss. And as time went on, he real
ized slowly but surely that Hilda
French had been his compensation
for his work-yes, just that. Always,
beneath the fret of examinations to
be corrected, of marks to be com
puted, of students who blundered cal
lously through the beauties of his be
loved Greek, had been the restfulness
of her serene, dependable personality.
What a fool he had been ! Blind to her
wonderfulness when he saw her every
day, and only awakened to it when he
no longer knew where to find her. For
he had let her go without ascertaining
her nddress. Finally he approached
Ruth Cole ?tween whom and himself
waged a perpetual war of the modem
languages versus the classics. Miss
Cole gave the InformatloD.
About that time Celia, Inheriting
with her sister a portion of a legacy
from some eccentric uncle out West
who had made a sudden fortune from
an abandoned mine, had devoted a
part of it to the purchase of first edi
tions In which the dear professor must
help her. *.*^~Z%?r.'r&?'
The following evening a middle
aged man, a blt stoop-shouldered yet
with undaunted dignity, stood per
plexed at the entrance of the Belle
terre apartments, those ultra-fashion
able, albeit conservative, dwellings on
the wiudy turn of the Lakeview drive.
John Latham, turning his back on
wealth, was seeking love, expecting to
find it Inhabiting a humble, out-of-the
Ushered presently by a soft-step
ping, uniformed maid Into a room
whose very atmosphere breathed
tasteful luxury, Latham brightly solv
ed the problem. Jtfilda French was
taking care of some apartment In the
owner's absence. Ah-that was lt, un
As Hilda entered In a clinging,
trailing gown which set off her slen
der figure so that she remlnled him
of some precious Greek vase, Latham
forgot completely his surmises . as to
why she was there-forgot almost why
he was there himself-forgot every
thing but the loveliness of her.
"Hilda!" he cried, Impulsively, as
they shook hands, for never before,
except to himself, had he addressed
her thus. "You don't know how I've
"It's pleasunt to be missed," said
Hilda, and the music of her voice in
his ears robbed the little bromidium
of its commonplaceness.
"In fact, I came to-er-well, that
is, after you went, I found that-" for
a skillful coiner of translated Greek
phrases*, the man was bungling dread
But, "Yes?" encouraged Hilda, smil
ing ever so gently into his eyes.
"Oh, my dear!" cried the man, sud
denly casting to the winds the Sapphic
love lore he had rehearsed and was try
ing In vain to recall. Longingly he
held out his arms, the woman came,
and the desperate moment was over.
Then, a little later : "I haven't much
to offer you, dear. This summer be
gins my sabbatical year, for which I
had been saving. I want to place its
disposal in your hands. Shall we stay
home and take a little house some
where, or spend our honeymoon-not
very lavishly, I'm afraid-in Greece?"
"Greece!" Hilda half closed her
eyes. She was seeing it all-the sky
blue waters, the yellow-gold sand,
broken columns on grassy hillsides,
white sails winding in and out the net
work of islands-Greece !
"Wonderful!" she whispered.
"And how soon could you leave
here?" he asked eagerly.
"My lease runs out next month," she
Aghast, the man looked at her.
"Why, yes," she said simply. Then,
with true woman's intuition about the
man she loved, she divined his
thoughts. "You kuow Celia Prescott
and I are cousins, and recently we
both inherited some money from an
uncle out West. I gave up teaching
and came here. At the time lt meant
a great, great deal to me. Now-well,
it sinks into Insignificance beside the
gift of your love!"
The straightforwardness and sim
plicity of her words carried convic
tion. Tenderly John Latham kissed
his wife-to-be, thanking his guardian
angel he had sought her out before he
REWARDS NOT ALL EQUAL
Evidently Some People Place a Higher
Valuation on Their Lives Than
A week or two ago a tourist scram
bling on the cliffs at Lulworth on the
Dorsetshire (England) coast, slipped
and fell, and though not injured, was
landed in such a posltiou thar he
could neither get up nor down, says
a correspondent. There he clung in
'great danger until the coast guards
arrived. In order to rescue him a
man had to be let down^at the end of
strong ropes, which were fixed to bars
driven into ibo ground. It was a diffi
cult and c. jurous job, but at last.
tLv.i -.-ot lix? man up In safety. He
than... d them, and handed them $1.
As^ne of the rescuers said dryly:
"l-wL?hlv he knew best the value of
hls^Sfe!^ tfne case Tirings-tb mind
another mentioned in a lecture giveu
by Dr. Atkin Swan. In a recent Alpine
expedition his guide was able to res
cue three climbers who were in dan
ger of their lives. They rewarded
him with two francs (nominally 40
cents!) To conclude, here ls a very
different incident. A farmer's labor
er in Yorkshire pulled his employer's
little boy out of a pond into which he
had fallen. The farmer found that
the lad was unxious to emigrate, so
paid his fare to Australia and gave
him $500 capital. Now for the se
quel. Twenty-two years later the
farmer, now a very old man, received
word that his former protege had died
unmarried, and left him a sum of over
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Maxim Was Busy in War.
From Hudson Maxim the naval con
sulting board received in the war a
series of inventions and improvements
which proved valuable, says the'New
York Evening Post. One of these had
to -do with a new method of making
gun tubes by utilizing great hydraulic
pressure and thus permitting the man
ufacture of a gun in one piece.
Another was an Invention for mount
ing large guns on railroad cars and
securing the cars in concrete emplace
ments. In the last two years the
army has been devoting, considerable
attention to mounting big guns in this
Mr: Maxim also evolved an Illumi
nating flare which was adopted by the
navy, a sea sled tojerve as a floating
platform for a depth bomb gun and ?
machine gun mount which could be
raised, lowered and operated with safe
ty by a gunner Tn a trench.
-Satisfaction in Accomplishment.
There's a satisfaction In doing what
others find hard to do. The secret
lies in the mind. Some folks get rich
by doing what ls their recognized
rights. Others get rich by bringing
something new to the attention of men
and showing them how the new thing
will bless the race'. This creates de
mand and causes riches to flow to him
who controls lt. But this new thing
must come from your mind. T'.irk
and do and the world will take :. .u
of you. Cea.se thinking and you put
up the sigu of"limitation and failure.
Lesson From John Bunyan.
The shepherds led the pilgrims to
Mount Charity, where they showed
them a man that hr.il a buudle of cloth
lying before him, out of which he cut
garments for the poor, yet his bundle
or roll of cloth was never the less.
"This," said the shepherds, "Is to show
you that ?ie who has a heart to give to
the poor shall never want wherewith?
Can You Smile?
Thia old world has troubles enough of its own.
That's why it always has a hearty greeting for the
man with a smile.
It's pretty hard to emile when you are down and
ont. The man with money in the bank can easily
look pleasant and grin. Success comes to the cheer
ful man. It turns a cold shoulder to the "grouch."
Begin now by opening an account at our bank no mat
ter how small. Add to ir.. Form the saviug habk.
As the account grows, the smile is sure to expand.
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
All checks drawn on The Bank of Trenton can be cleared free of ex
change through the Federal Reserve Bank.
Large Stock of
Jewelry to Select From.
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store '
when in Augusta. We have, the largest stock of
of all kinds that we have ever shown. It will be a pleasure to show
you through our stock. Every department is constantly replenished
with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our repairing department, which has
every improvement Your watch or clock made as good as new.
Work ready for delivery in a short time.
A. J. Renkl
980 Broad St. Augusta, Ga.
Drag Saws at Special Prices
As long as our Type "W" Drag Saws, which are equipped with
Bosch Magneto and Lever Control, last and until February 15, 1921, we
will make a special price f.o.b Columbia of $150.00 on these machines,
which means a 25 per cent cut
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