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Farm Products Valued at
The value of fanri crops of 1920
and the farm animal products and
animals sold and slaughtered, as final
ly determined by the Bureau of
Crop Estimates, United States De
partment of Agriculture, is $19,856,
?00,000 or $5,105,000,000 below the
total of 1919. The drop is almost en
tirely confined to crops, among which
the chief declines in value are: Corn,
$1,662,000,000; cotton lint and seed,
$1,300,000,000; wheat,' ?854,000,
O00; hay, tamo and wild, $325,000,
O00; tobacco, $248,000,000, and oats,
On the other hand, as many as ten
crops gained in value, chief of which
are oranges, with a gain of 32,000,
000, and sugar beets, $24,000,000.
Other items of gain are cabbage,
$11,000,000; cowpeas, $10,000,000;
sorghum cane sold and syrup made,
$7,000,000. Small gains were made
"by soy beans, suger beet seed, maple
sugar and syrup, and onions.? Appar
ently, the products of the farm wood
lot have gained $223,000,000 in value
in comparison with 1919. .
After offsetting gains against loss
es the net crop value reduction in
1920 below 1919 is $4,864,000,000,
while only $237,000,000 is found in
the total of farm products and farm
animals sold and slaughtered. The
wool decline is as yet unrealized, but
it is reckoned at $37,000,000. Of the
animals sold and slaughtered, the de
cline for cattle and calves is $223,
000,000 and for swine, $427,000,000.
But on the other side of the account,
dairy products gained $311,000,000,
and poultry raised and eggs produced
It is a rule that, in the upward and
downward'movements of prices, farm
animals and animal products lag be
"hind crops. So extreme was the lag
in the price of animals and animal
products in 1920, on'account of the
extraordinary fall in the prices of
crops within a short period of time,
that the total crop value of 1920 is
reckoned to be only 56 per cent of
the total value of all farm products.
In the estimates for a long series of
years, this is the first crop value es
timate that has fallen below 60 per
cent of the total of all products.
Farm & Ranch.
Do You Know the Bible?
John Richard Green opens the sec
ond volume of his "Short History of
the English People" by telling of the
influence and greatness of the Eng
land of that period. "England be
came a people of a book, that book
?was the Bible." When the World War
"was on, President Wilson sent to the
soldiers and sailors of America a
message on Bible* reading which we
are reproducing as our "Thought for
the Week" in this issue: Theodore
Roosevelt was perhaps an even more
diligent Bible student than President
Wilson. The King of England reads
a Bible chapter every day.
When the foremost men in the
world find time for Bible reading,
surely^ ail the rest of us can familiar
ize ? ourselves with a volume which is
at once the world's greatest master
piece of literature and the supreme
source of moral and spiritual power
To encourage the increased study
of the Bible by Progressive Farmer
readers we have been publishing
weekly for some time one favorite
Old Testament verse and one favo
rite New Testament verse as furnish
ed us by our readers, and we are
. starting in this issue a series* of ques
- stions and answers on the Bible which
-we expect to run the rest of the year.
' . Each week we will print several ques
- "tiona, and the following week the ans
wers will be given. Here is the first
' list of questions:
1. Of what did the first wedding
; ipresent consist?
2. By whom and for whom was
.-'"the first burying ground bought?
3. According to sacred history,
. wno was the first hunter?
4. Who first suffered martyrdom?
5. Who was the first person that
w died after the creation?
6. Who was the first person that
v. died a natural death?
.7. What was the first Scriptural
8. Who made the first confession
to the Lord as recorded in the Bible?
:9. What was the first offering of
apunan recorded in the Bible.
10. Who was the first recorded per
son raised from death to life?
A Good Medicine For the Grip
George W. Waitt, South Gardiner,
Me., relates his experience with the
grip. "I had the worst cough, cold
and grip and had taken a lot of
trash of no account. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy is the only thing that
has done me ?ny good whatever. I
have used one bottle of is and the
cold and grip have left me."
Simple Rules Given For Meas
uring Farm Products. ?
The following rules for estimating
quantities of produce in bulk are
given by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture. All measure
ments are in feet and tenths of a
To measure wheat, oats, barley,
rye, buckwheat, and shelled corn in
bins-Multiply inside length and
width of bin together, then multiply
that product.by the average depth
of grain ir., the bin. This gives the
cubic feet, which, divided by 5 and
multiplied by 4, gives approximately
the number of bushels of grain.
To measure ear corn in bins or
cribs-For structures with perpen
dicular sides, multiply inside length
and width together, then multiply
that product by the average depth of
corn in the bin or crib. Where the
crib or bin sides are flared or sloped
the width must be determined by
measuring both at floor and top of
the corn pile. Adding these two
widths together and dividing by two
gives the average width measure
ment, which in such cases is the cor
rect one to use. Dividing the cubic
feet by 5 and multiplying by 2 gives
the approximate quantity in bushels
of shelled corn. For corn in the shuck
divide by 7 and multiply by 2. Mul
tiplying .the cubic feet by 8 and point
ing off two decimal places gives the
approximate quantity .in "barrels"
of ear corn. A "barrell" of ear corn
is equal to 5 bushels of shelled corn)
and its legal weight is 350 pounds.
To measure hay, straw and shred
ded stover in the mow.-Find the cu
bic feet by multiplying together the
length, width and average depth of
the space occupied. The number of
cubic feet in a ton will vary with
the length of time the product has
been stored. For inventory purposes,
figures based on storage for five
months or%iore can be used. In gen
eral, it will be approximately accu
rate to use the^following figures:
To get tons of hay, divide cubic
feet by 550.
To get tons of straw, divide cubic
feet by 625.
To get tons of shredded stover, di
vide cubic feet by 675.
To measure ricks.-Measure the
distance from the fround on one side
[over the rick to the ground on the
other side. To this add width of rick
at ground. Multiply that sum by it
self and multiply the product by the
average length of the stack. For hay
that has been stacked five months or
more divide this last product by 75
and point off two decimal places to
get the approximate number of tons.
To measure stacks.-Round stacks
of forage vary so greatly in the rela
tive proportions of height and dia
m?tre, as well as in shape, that no
approximately accurate simple rule
can be given. In some parts of the
country it is customary to put a cer
tain average quantity of forage into
each stack. Where this is done the
quantities can be approximated by
counting the number of stacks and
multiplying by the average quantity
per stack. A rule which will give fair
ly close figures for average-shaped
stacks is to measure the vertical dis
tance from ground to ground to
bulge, and add to this figure three
fourths the vertical distance from
bulge io top; multiply this sum by
the circumference of the stack at the
bulge and multiply the resulting pro
duct by the circumference at the
ground. Dividing this last product by
12 will give the number of cubic feet,
approximately. (For more exact in
formation on measuring hay in stacks
see Circular 67, Office of the Secre
tary, "Measuring May in Ricks and
Stacks." For hay in uncovered ricks
and stacks the number of cubic feet
in a ton will vary from 400 to 500.
Too Much. Cotton.
Houston, Texas, Feb. 18.-Appeal
ing to the bankers to encourage de
duction in cotton acreage, Clarence
Ousley, former assistant secretary
of agriculture today painted a gloomy
picture of the economic situation and
declared this season's exports of cot
ton are 800,000 Jbales behind.
Addressing members of the first
district meeting of the- Texas Bank
er's association, Mr. Ousley declared
domestic mill has taken 2,000,000
bales less of cotton this year com
pared with a year ago and character
ized the marketing situation in the
South "a shame to our commerce nad
warehousing and a reproach to our
Mr. Ousley, who is at present con
nected with Texas Agricultural and
Mechanical college, declared South
ern farmers this season would have
a carry over of 4,000,000 bales of
cotton. If prices are to increase next
year, he added, acreage must be re
IS THE ONLY
By JACK LAWTON.
(?. 1021. Western Newspaper Union.)
Poggy lay in her white -bed. wakeful
and staring at die moon. It was uwe
some of course, to be entirely alone
at this silent hour of the night, in nn
old mansion on an unfrequented sub
urban road. At memory of the safe
sheltered years past, her heart .con
tracted suddenly. "How would it
seem," she wondered, "to be away for
ever from the old home." For there
was but one condition on which she
might remain-and that condition was
part of Peggy's problem. Long ago.
when her stepfather had taken her
mother to his heart, he had taken the
girl too, with all a parent's love.
Father Knowles had truly been to her
a father. Perhaps because his own
son had proven a disappointment, the
man's hungry affection overflowed to
the girl who was his wife's daughter
-and Peggy had repaid his love with
tender care In his later years.
Robert took with him a legacy left
by his mother, and it was supposed
that like a prodigal he would return
when that legacy was exhausted. Peg
gy's mother had stepped in later to
fill the lonely breach, and the elder
Robert Knowles' last days had been
his happiest. His will. Peggy learned,
had been made in her favor, leaving
her in the event of her mother's death,
sole heir to his estate. Peggy was
quite alone in the big echoing house
of memories, when most surprisingly
Robert Knowles, the son, came back.
It was at evening and Peggy in her
white frock received him in the fire
light. And he was at once so pleasing,
and good looking, and altogether dif
ferent from what she had been led to
expect, that her aversion vanished,
and as the evening wore on, friendli
ness took Its place. Robert Knowles
was apparently regretful of his youth
ful rashness and neglect to his father,
and the excuses he gave sounded true
enough. Peggy generously gave him
the benefit of the doubt, and when she
assured the son that no will could be
found, he announced his Intention of
taking up his abode in the house until
the matter should be settled- Old Mrs.
Weston, the housekeeper, called In to
give information, told Mr. Knowles
that she had witnessed a will made not
Peggy perplexed and confused as to
her own position in the house which
Jiad been her home, vjelded to her
foster-brother's pleadings, for so
Robert Knowles named himself-and
stayed on, that her possible claim
might he proved. And, when there
seemed nr 'onger hope of that possi
bility, Robert Knowles asked the girl
to marry him. Peggy was not sur
prised when, with white tense face,
the man asked his question, she had
seen love hovering near. For Peggy
In her own wisdom had learned the
moaning of love, though Paul Helmer's
manner of love was different In some
Intangible way from Robert Knowles'
And she had told Robert Knowles no to
his' question. Marriage was the con
dition upon which Robert Knowles of
fered to Peggy her home, and she re
fused. Suddenly the girl sat up in
bed, an unmistakable though muffled
sound In the lower hall started her
heart hammering painfully.
When the girl could bear the un
certainty no longer, she sprang from
her bed and slipped Into dressing gown
and slippers. The lower rooms were
drtrk. The burglar was on the floor
below at Father Knowles* library safe.
Just as she had expected him to he.
She sank down behind the desk to
watch the burglar. Peggy silently
considered : flier?' seemed no sane'
chance of seeking aid. Then, with a
little soft rush, Peaiy was at the
burglar's side. "Oh," she whispered
eagerly, "will you do that again
please-just that way."
The man wheeled around abruptly,
hfs hands caught her.
"If you make A sound," he threaten
Her qnlck answer stayed the motion
of his hand toward her mouth.
"I won't," Peggy earnestly agreed.
"It wouldn't do any good."
. The burglar stared fiercely.
"What the-" he began, but the
girl's words coming In a soft rush in
"You opened a compartment In the
safe," she explained, which has never
been opened before. I saw yon. It
had papers In ft, forded ap. I think
that a wflT is there which leaves this
property to me. Please raise that slide
The man's sharp eyes left the girl's
face with a short, queer laugh. Then,
toward the two swung a shining panel.
Peggy put forth ber hand excitedly
to draw out some folded papers.
"See." she told him triumphantly.
"I was right."
"Do you know?" he said grimly. "I
almost thought yon were stringing
The burglar laughed uneasily.
"When you have decided to drop all
this crookedness," she said, "go right
to Mr. Paul Helmer, he will help you
to make good. I am grateful," she
added gravely, "for your finding of the
will. I shall keep my old home and
Robert Knowles may have the rest."
"Then," said the man, "you'd bet
ter send that there will light to your
lawyer, and get It out of this house.
Til mail it. If you'll trust me." he
grinned over the word, "on my way."
From the doorway the burglar
looked hack again at the girl, the di
rected envelope In his hand.
"Good night and good luck little
one," he said awkwardly.
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"I have known and used lt for years
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THE FARMERS BANK
OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Capital and Surplus Profits - - - $190,000.00
Total Resources Over.$800,000.00
SAFETY AND SERVICE IS WHAT WE
OFFER TO THE PUBLIC
Open vour account with us for the year 1920. Invest your
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IT S NOT WHAT
Coprrlcht 1909, br C. E. Zimmerman Co. -No. ci
EVERY DOLLAR that you spend foolishly, every proportion
ate amount of money that you earn that it would be possible to
save and do not, is only money that you have to work for again.
On the other hand every dollar you put in the bank is money
that is going to constantly work for you. Which is the best;
money always working for you, or you always working for
your money. Come in and start that bank account. Don't put it
off another day.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, President; A. S. Tompkins, vice-President;
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford,
M. C. Parker, A. S. Tompkins, J. G. Holland, E. J. Mims, J. H. Allen.