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, Cotton Statistics Given
Seriousness of Situatioi
Declaring that the time has
when the truth regarding the ci
situation must be driven to e
farmer in the state, the South (
lina Division of the American C<
Association has issued a state:
appealing to every organizatio
South Carolina to assist it in it
forts to secure an acreage redui
in the state this year.
Statistics are given which ten
show that on the first of next Auj
before a bale of the 1921 ere
picked, there will be on hand a
plus of over 9,000,000 bales, oi
most a one year crop. It is dec!;
that the planting of anything
a normal acreage in cotton this ;
will be a dimple suicidal busi
policy, not a'one for farmers
for every business interest in
South. For this reason it is deck
that the business and professi<
men should be active in the mi
ment to secure acreage reductit
"The gravity of the situation (
fronting the South as regards
planting of another cotton crop
the apprehension on our part t
there are thousands of people in
state who do not comprehend j
what we are up against impels us
issue this appeal to the farmers, I
iness and professional men of So
Carolina," says the statement issi
by the South Carolina Division
the American Cotton Associati
"We feel that it is our duty to ph
the facts squarely before them,
" startling as they are, in order tl
every organized agency in the st?
may join in with us in our efforts
see to it that no farmer in South G
olina plants over one-third of '.
cultivated land in cotton this ye
To do otherwise will be to invite d
aster and financial bankruptcy.
"One of the most alarming f(
tures of the present situation is tr
there are so many who contend th
they can not meet the requiremer
of the association that they pla
only one-third of their land in c(
ton. They seem not to stop to co
'sider that it would perhaps be bett
that they plant no cotton at all th?
to plant it and be forced to sell ne
fall at a price far below the cost
production, which we believe thi
will surely have to do if over a on
half crop is raised this year. To tho
who still have their last year's crt
on hand we would say that tho pre
ent indications are that they woul
profit by not planting a bale becaui
a half crop this year would mean th;
they would get more for their la:
year's crop than they would get ft
last year's crop and this year's ero
combined if over a half-crop
planted this year.
"Now what are the facts aboi
the cotton situation? Here they ari
and we hope every farmer in Sout
Carolina, white and colored, who ca
read, will read them and that some
body will read them to every on
who can not read:
"On August 1, 1920, there was
/ surplus of American cotton on hanc
according to Hester, of 6,086,00
"The ten-year average amount o
American cotton on hand August 1
is 1,200,000 bales.
"It is thus seen that the surplu
on hand on last August 1, was almos
six times larger than the averagi
amount on hand at that time.
"The probable amount of surplu:
cotton on hand on August 1, 1921
is estimated by those who are in goot
, position to know, at over 9,000,00(
bales, or almost a one-year crop.
"The greatest consumption oj
American Cotton ever known in ont
year was 15,000,000 bales. Ten
year average of consumption oi
American cotton prior to the greal
war was 13,000,000 bales. With sc
many of the foreign mills shut dowr
you may figure for yourself as to how
much will be consumed this year.
"The American crop of 13,000,
000 bales this year indicates a world
supply of all kinds of cotton, includ
ing American, of .29,000,000 bales.
"The world carry-over, including
American cotton, may reach a total
of 13,000,000 bales.
"The world during the first present
year is not likely to consume more
than 15,000,000 bales.
"These are the facts. The figures
are startling but we believe they are
correct. They were prepared by the
Cotton Acreage Reduction Commit
tee at Memphis, Tenn., appointed by
the great convention of bankers, far
mers and merchants held at Memphis.
This committee consulted with the
best posted cotton in the world.
"There is one point which we de
sire to stress regarding the pledges.
They do not require a farmer to cut
his acreage 50 per cent. They merely
require that he plant only one-third
of his cultivated land in cotton. If
he has not been planting over one
third the pledge does not affect him
at all. Nevertheless we desire every
farmer, whether the pledge affects
him or not to sign the pledge because
we desire to announce that a definite
number of farmers " have signed.
This announcement followed by a
similar announcement from each of
the other cotton states will show the'
world that the South is in earnest
this time and will have a good effect
on the market.
"The situation is so serious that
we appeal to every farmer, every
banker, every professional man; to
every newspaper, every chamber of
commerce and state-wide organiza
tion to join in the fight. We believe
that the other states are going to re
duce. Reports indicate that they cer
tainly will. Whether they do or not,
South Carolina should. If we reduce
and they do not, we will have no
cause for regret-indeed we would
then have to congratulate ourselves.
But they are going to reduce and we
must keep faith with them."
Smoking and Hanging Meat.
The process of smoking helps to
preserve the meat by drying it, and
it also gives a desirable flavor if
smoked properly and with the right
kind of fuel. If only a small quantity
of meat is to be smoked once a year,
a barrel or bo:: will answer. By ar
ranging the barrel or box with the
flue so that the fire can be built on
the outside and the smoke conveyed
to the box in this flue, one can thor
oughly smoke small quantities of
meat without danger of injury to
the meat or without danger of fire.
Green hickory or oak is the best
fuel for smoking. Hardwood is al
ways preferable. One should never
use pine or any other resinous wood.
After the meat has been washed
in lukewarm water it should be hung
in the smokehouse and allowed to
hang for 24 hours before beginning
to smoke. A slow fire should be start
ed so that the meat will warm up
gradually. The fire can be kept going
continuously until the smoking is
complete, holding the temperature
as even as possible, especially around
120 to 125 degrees F. If there is any
quantity of meat and it is not intend
ed to keep it for any great length of
time, 36 to 48 hours is long enough
to smoke it; but if the meat is to be
kept for a considerable length of
time, it is better to smoke it slower
and longer. During warm weather it
is best to start the fire every other
day, rather than to heat the meat too
When the meat is thoroughly
smoked the smokehouse should be
opened so that the meat may cool.
It is then ready to be packed.
Wrap in heavy paper and put into
muslin sacks.' Tie this sack securely
so as to keep out insects, and always
remove the strings by which the meat
was hung up to smoke.
After the meat is put into these
sacks each sack should be painted
with a wash made from the following
recipe: For each 100 pounds of meat
use 3 pounds of barium sulphate;
.06 pounds of glue; .08 pounds of
chrome yellow ;.04 pounds of flour.
Dissolve the flour in a half bucket of
water. Be sure to dissolve all the
lumps; then dissolve the chrome yel
low in a quart of water in a separate
vessel and add this solution as' a glue
to the flour. Bring the whole to a
boil and add the bariumg^sulphate
slowly, being sure to stir constantly.
Make this wash the day before it is <
going to be used and-apply with a
brush to the sack, being sure to keep
it stirred all the time so that none of
the contents will settle to the bot
tom of the pail.
After the meat is packed in this
way it can be hung up for future use.
-The Progressive Farmer.
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Notice is hereby given that on the
10th day of March, 1921, I will make
application to The Peoples Bank of
Edgefield, S. C., for the reissue of a
certificate of stock to take place of
certificate No. 66; also to The Bank
of Johnston, Johnston, S. C., for the
reissue of the three following certifi
cates of stock, Nos. 260, 332 and
395, all of which certificates as.issued
by said banks have been lost.
A. C. YONCE,
. Trenton, S. C.
It's Hard Times Now For the
The Fountain Inn Tribune an
nounces that it will suspend publica
tion on account of a failure of rev
enue. We imagine that the Fountain
Inn Tribune will not be long alone
The cost of printing newspapers in
creased enormously during the war
period. The charges for labor in
creased something like one hundred
p er cent., which print paper increas
ed in price from about three cents
per pound of fifteen cents per pound
While paper is some cheaper and the
price of labor has been somewhat re
duced, but tbere is still wide margin
between the expenses formerly in
curred and those now incurred in
printing a newspaper. .
. On the other hand, the newspapers
are without revenue. We saw a week
ly paper last week with not more' than
four columns of advertising matter.
The subscription price of the?pap?r
will not pay for the stock on which
it is printed and the postage and oth
er incidental charges of printing and
mailing it. The income is not suf
ficient to pay the labor necessary to
keep the paper going.
And that is about the condition of
most newspapers just now. The daily
papers which formerly had issues of
twenty-four and more pages, and
which were full of advertisements
are now printing about eight pages
with no advertisers.
Just how long this condition will
remain, we do not know. But we do
know that if it continues long there
will be no newspapers printed except
in those cases where the owners of
the papers are prepared to shoulder
the expenses of doing without any
hope of financial return-Abbeville
Press and Banner.
"Are You Making Use of the
. County Agent?"
This is the question propounded by
the Virginia Extension Service
which then proceeds to suggest three
practical ways of using the county
agent right now.
1. Have you a big flock of hens
that will eat their heads off this win
ter? Two flocks of hens were culled
one day a short time ago. One flock
consisted of 75 birds, 50 of which
were culled out and sold. The other | J
flock numbered about 100, and 60 of
these were discarded. The owners of
these two flocks report that they get *
as many eggs as before the culling
was done. Think of that! In the first
case the feed bill reduced to offe--"
third, and in the second cast cut to
less than half what it would have
been had the culling not been done, t
with no appreciable decrease in the t
2. Are you using purebred sires c
exclusively on your farm? Have you I
enrolled in the Government's Pure- 5
bred Sire Campaign? Call on the
county agent to furnish the enroll
ment blank and sign the pledge'to use
only purebred sires on your farm,
thus lining up with the progressive
farmers of this county and the rest
of the country.
3. Have you children or do you
know of children who ought to be in
the organized club work of this coun
ty? Help the county agent get them
interested.-The Progressive Farmer.
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what they seem.
YONCE & MOONEY.
County Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th day of October,
1920 to the 15th day of March,
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
1920 and December 31st, 1920.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1920 the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st 1921, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent addition
al, from the 1st of March to the 15th
of March, after which time all un
paid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1920
are as follows:
For State purposes i_ 12
For Ordinary County_ 8
For Past Indebtedness_._2%
For Special, Good Roads_ 2
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch_ 8
For Bacon School District_ 14
For Blocker_ 8
For Blocker-Limestone _ 4
For Colliers_ 4
For Flat Rock_ 8
For Oak Grove _ 3
For Red Hill _ 8
For Edgefield_ 10
For Elmwood No. 8- 8
For Elmwood No. 9- 2
For Elmwood No. 30_ 2
For Elmwood L. C.- 3
For Hibler _ 8
For Harmony-a- 3
For Johnston _ 15
?or Meriwether (Gregg)- 2
For Moss _ 3
For Brunson School- 4
TOT Ropers_ 2
?or Shaw- 4
?or Sweetwater_ 4
l'or Talbert_ 8
por Trenton -11%
l'or Wards _ 8
?'or Wards No. 33- 4
?\)r Blocker R. R. (portion __ 15
^or Elmwood R. . (portion - 15
^or Johnston R. R.- 3
'or Pickers R. R.- 3
'or Wise RR.-- 3
'or Corporation -30%
All the male citizens between the
iges of 21 years and 60 years, ex
:ept those exempt by law, are liable
o a poll tax of One Dollar each. A
:apital tax of 50 cents each is to be
>aid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male
:itizens between the ages of 18 and
?5 years must pay $4.00 commuta
ion tax or work 4 days on the public
oads. No commutation is included
n the property tax. So ask for road
ax receipt when you desire to pay
oad tax. Time for paying road tax
viii expire March 15, 1921.
_ .. J. L. PRINCE,
-'-f*':. Co. Treas. E. C.
WANTED: Men or women to
ake orders among friends and neigh
>ors for the genuine guaranteed ho
iiery, full line for men, women and
:hildren. Eliminates darning. We
)ay 75 cents an hour spare time or
536.00 a week for full time. Expe
dience unnecessary. Write
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird Esquire, Probate
Judge. * .
Whereas, J. C. Huiet of said coun
ty and state made suit to me to?
grant him Letters of Administration.
of the Estate of and effects of J. E.
Huiet, late of the county of Edgefield
THESE ARE THEREFORE to cite
and admonish all singular and kin
dred and creditors of the said J. E.
Huiet deceased, that they be and ap
pear before me, in the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at my office at Edge
field, S. C., on the 21st day of Feb
ruary, (1921) . 4fter publication
thereof, at ll o'clock in the fore
noon, to show cause, if any they have
why the said Administration should'
not be granted.
GIVEN under my hand this 7th
day of February, Anno Domini,.
W. T. KINNAIRD;
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