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Wilson Will Return to Pra
Washington, March 3.-W:
brief announcement that he "w
sume the practice of law" Pre;
Wilson today'gave today the fit
dication of whac he intends to (
ter leaving the White House. "V\
unexpected and quite unknown 1
president's closest friends it wa
cially announced at the White I
offices that Mr. Wilson would
partnership with Bainbridge C
the retiring secretary of stai
New York and Washington. N
formation of the character of
tice Wilson and Colby will und<
was available and all questions
met with the reply that the officis
nouncement contained all there
to discuss the subject at all.
The general assumption in ^
ington is that Mr. Wilson and
Colby will engage largely in the ]
tice of international law, a fiel
which the world war and its a
/ math promises to contribute lai
during the next year. Some of
president's friends think in his ac
tice of international law, a fieli
way to continue his work for w
peace but they do not know just
he would do so.
Started as a Lawyer.
Mr. Wilson's start in life, long
fore he thought of college profes
ships or politics was in the ]
Graduated from the University
Virginia in his native state' in li
he opened a small office and practi
in Atlanta for two years and thei
1883 practiced in Baltimore w
doing post graduate work at Jo
Hopkins university. It was dui
that year his writings first attrac
attention and that he wrote his i
ume on constitutional governmt
He abandoned the law office soon
ter, however, and began the co
giate work in which he continued i
til he became governor of New J
With the announcement that 1
retiring president would take up 1
and apply to the supreme court
the United States for admission
practice, all official Washington ai
ed: "Is he physically able to do it
Rear Admiral Grayson, Mr. W
son's personal physician, said, his i
tient could, and that he would be al
to appear in the supreme court occ
sionally. In the absence of any de
nite announcement of how active M
Wilson proposes to be, those wi
know his condition think his princip
activities will.be as a counsellor.
The announcement was made
White House in the following stat
President Wilson made the a
-nouncement today that at the concl
sion of his term of office, he wou
resume the practice of law, forming
partnership with the secretary <
state, Bainbridge Colby.
"The firm will have' offices in Ne
York and Washington."
Surprise in Washington.
Probably no announcement of an
nature has surprised Washingto
more during recent months. Mr. Wi
son kept his own counsel concernin
his plans up to the last moment, an
the men who have beon most closel
associated with him personally an
. privately during the last eight year
said they knew nothing of the presi
dent's plan until this morning.
Much business for internationa
law firms during the next 50 year
undoubtedly will arise out of tb
world war and it? aftermath. Rober
Lansing, former secretary of state, i
at present practicing in the field witl
one of his former subordinates
Frank L. Polk, former under secre
tary of state, also is at practice, anc
former Secretary McAdoo also ii
practicing law, although not whollj
in the international field.
The wide extent of Mr. Wilson's
knowledge of inside international af
fairs during the last eight years can
only be left to the imagination. He
has a personal store of data on the
peace conference and its proceedings
which is possessed by certainly no
one else in the United States, and it
I probably is not exceeded in volume
and importance by any European
Mr. Colby has never engaged in
any other profession than that of the
law. He began practice in New York
in 1892 and represented many impor
tant clients. His first appearance in
national politics was in 1912, when
he was identified with the movement
to nominate Colonel Roosevelt for
the presidency in the celebrated con
test with President Taft. Mr. Colby
later became identified with the Pro
gressive party, but in 1916 he cam
paigned for President Wilson's re
election and later was appointed to
the shipping board. He became secre
tary of state when Mr. Wilson dis
missed Secretary Lansing last year.
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We Must Cut Cotton Acreage.
Whatever the exact figures may be,
there is undoubtedly an enormous
carry-over of cotton. Whatever the
exact percentage of acreage reduc
tion ought to be, it is undoubtedly
going to be more than we are going
The Progressive Farmer has not
enthused over talk of 50 per cent cut
in acreage for very simple reasons.
In the first place, we are not going
to get a 50 per cent cut. No cut in
cotton acreage "greater than 16 per
cent has ever been achieved in the
past." While we should exceed that
figure now, we cant expect 50 per
cent. Consequently, talking of 50 per
cent is likely to have two bad results.
In the first place, many farmers will
not sign up for a 50 per cent reduc
tion program who would sign up for
a more moderate reduction program.
Second, the farmer who doesn't sign,
since he hears of a 50 per cent cut,
is likely to look for a big reduction,
and therefore will increase (or fail
to reduce) his own acreage, whereas
talk of a smaller cut would not so
much encourage him in this folly.
These are the reasons why The
Progressive Farmer has opposed talk
of 50 per cent reduction. We believe
talk of a 25 per cent cut would ac
complish, more real reduction. If
everybody followed the Memphis
Tennessee, acreage reduction pledge, j
the cut in cotton would be 50 per.
cent. But only a fraction will sign, i
Anyhow, we issue a warning to the !
selfish farmer who is counting on |
other farmers reducing 40 to 50 per!
cent and assuming therefore that he '
will increase- his own acreage, or at:
least will not reduce. With the pres
ent carry-over of cotton, no acreage
reduction now in prospect is going to
be enough to insure fancy prices next '
fall. Consequently, there is, a very :
rude awakening ahead, for any traitor j
who tries to take advantage of what '
he imagines his brother farmer is go- j
ing to do.-Progressive Farmer.
Trade Demands Many Vessels.
Washington, March 3.-Extension !
of the work of shipping board ves- '
sels was urged in a platform adopted
today by the Southern Commercial
congress at the closing session of its J
three days' conference here. New
trade routes should be opened, it
said, consuls trained to obtain busi
ness for American vessels and gov
ernment owned boats allocated to
every port in the country.
The platform also placed the dele
gates on record as favoripg equalized
railroad rates between inland points
and South Atlantic ports as well as
to North Atlantic ports.
Other points outlined in the plat
form declared that:
Steps should be made among pro
ducers to secure the best cooperation
in marketing their supplies.
Direct dealing between farmers
and consumers should be encouraged
as much as possible.
Railroad rates should be investi
gated and effort to so fix charges that
they will be a detriment to the far
An effort should be made to estab
lish a national chamber of agricul
ture with a view (to aiding farmers
find markets and furthering other
causes of the farm produce.
The convention also went on rec
ord as favoring the establishment of
auxiliary congresses in the 16 South
Resolutions favoring the improve
ment of state highways and the cre
ation of national system of highways
also were adopted.
The delegates today attended the
presentation to the war department
by the Southern Society of a portrait
of the late Surgeon General Gorgas,
U. S. A. The presentation was made
by Past President C. J. Owens. Its
concluding session tonight the con
gress reelected Thomas R. Preston
of Chattanooga as president. Other
officers elected were: Albert E. Tate,
High Point, N. C., first vice-presi
dent; J. C. McKinley, Wheeling, W.
Va., second vice-president; Clarence
J. Owens, Washington, director gen
eral, and Mrs. C. C. Calhoun, Wash
ington, president of the woman's aux
Palmetto State Festival
March 28 to April 2
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How Will You Handle Your
There are many unproductive acres
in the South, which will not be cul
tivated this year if present indica
tions mean anything. Lands of low
fertility, wet lands, or those unpro
ductive for any reason are likely to
be left idle, or fenced and used for
grazing purposes. These changes may
be regarded as of little importance,
but in reality if any considerable
acreage is put out of cultivation, or
J if many of the old fields are to be
fenced and grazed by livestock the
matter is of tremendous importance.
The effects may be far reaching, re
sulting in better farming and increas
ed profits, or they may bring losses
If these lands are fenced and any.
attempt made to make pastures on
them and livestock purchased to
graze them the expense will be con
siderable the first year. .'Probably
more than the profits and more than
would be required to keep them in
cultivation. On the other hand, if they
are simply turned out to grow up in
brush, to wash away, or to becoine
a liability instead of an asset, the loss
may be greater than would result
from their cultivation. Te determine
which course shill be followed may
not be an easy task. If, as soon as cot
ton goes up again to average cost
of production, these lands are to be
put back into cultivation, it may not
pay to fence them, make pastures,
and stock, them; but if the change is
to be a permanent one then fencing
and grazing is likely to be most eco
nomical. But the making of pastures
involves more than fencing and the
stocking of them with cattle or other
livestock. It involves the growing of
feed for more livestock when grazing
is not available and this means the
taking of still more acres from cot
ton production and devoting them to
livestock production. It is therefore
probable that it will be more econom
ical to allow these unproductive acres
to lie idle one or two years than to
fence them, and buy livestock to
graze them, if the increase in live
stock production is to be merely a
temporary expedient to reduce the
cotton acreage while the price of
cotton is low.-Progressive Farmer.
It Pays to Market a Clean
We were the first to grow peanuts
in this section of the country which
was some 40-odd years ago, there
fore, have had considerable expert
ence in marketing the crop. .
We find that it pays handsomely
to first clean them thoroughly by run
ning them through a homemade roll
er easily made for the purpose. This
takes out all dirt, trash, leaves and
stems, gives a clean, bright polish to
the outer hull which is so important
for the Virginia or running variety,
as this variety is sold principally by
the appearance of the hull. Albright
white hull, is always preferred to a
dark or speckled hull and brings sev
eral cents more in the pound. It
doesn't make much difference with
the Spanish variety whether the hull
is dark or bright; yet, it is best to run
this variety through the roller too, as?
to get out all dirt, trash, etc.
We then bag in four bushel sacks,
packing closely and sewing up tight
ready for the market. It always pays
to market a clean grade rather than
a dirty, trashy grade, as the merchant
will surely knock off far more for
dirt than is really in the bags. If one
is going to hold his peanuts, it's best
not to bag them until ready to sell,
as the rats and mice cut the bags.
W. H. H., in The Progressive Far
Notice of Final Settlement
Notice is hereby given that on the
29th day of March, A. D., 1921, at
10 o'clock a. m., I will make a final
accounting and settlement on the es
tate of the late Mrs. Amina F. Ouzts,
deceased and at the same time will
apply to the Judge of Probate for
Edgefield county, South Carolina, for
a final discharge as Executor of said
All persons having claims against
said estate will present the same to
the undersigned on or before said
date or be barred, and all persons in
debted to said estate will make pay
ment to me.
A. G. OUZTS.
Executor of the last will of Mrs.
' Amina F. Ouzts, deceased.
Edgefield, S. C.,
February 16th, 1921.
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By MYRTA A. LITTLE.
(?. 1920, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
Boy Dan was lonesome, so lonesome
there were tears in his blue eyes and
a choke in his throat. But he clutch
ed his fists manfully in his patched
pockets and he tried to get up a real
stride for the ruts of the frozen road.
There wns a heap o' courage tucked
a-?i*y in Boy Dan's heart, and a heap
Besides, Boy Dan was running away
from the home with no mother in it,
running away from the loneliness, to
find a real mother and a real dad and
a house with a fireplace and a kitten
and a fishing rod and a baseball, all
today, and a dog named Jip. There
was reason enough to stride ahead,
Once Boy Dan had had a father
with sandy hair and eyes like his, and
tanned face and nice kind hands and
a smile. And once Boy Dan had had a
little dark-skinned mother who loved
him to pieces one minute and threw
saucepans at hun the next Once she
had hit Boy Dan so bard that the scar
stayed on his wrist. She hadn't lived
very long, and all the. women Boy
Dan's father had had to cook for him
hadn't been nice or patient or neat
So, after a while, one day, Boy Dan's
father had taken him to the home, and
he hadn't smiled when he left tilm.
Boy Dan knew he was very sorry.
That was years ago.
All that time, Boy Dan had been
planning to run away. Now he was
The day was lonesome-Just gray
clouds and a brown earth, and hud
dled pil*s of leaves. Only the little
cedar lane looked cheerful. And right
In the same town, a little woman was
lonesome, too; Miss Sarah Graham,
who lived at the Cross Roads In the
brown cottage with the woodbine over
Ten years before Sarah had lost a
dear friend. They were to have been
married. But one evening the man
had been late in coming to take her
for their walk through Cedar Lane,
and when he had come Miss Sarah had
sent him away without meaning it at
all, just for the sake of hearing him
refuse to go
Then the marvel happened, as mar
vels will come to pass. B5y Dan and
Miss Sarah met right in front of the
little town square, where the rows of
cedars began to form Cedar Lane.
Miss Sarah stopped and put her hand
on the boy's shoulder.
"Son," said Miss Sarah. Then she
flushed and wondered why she had
said lt. "Where are you going?" she
. "Nowhere," said Boy Dan, "Except
to find a mother and-"
"Where do you liv??" asked Miss
Boy Dan told her. and he told her
he couldn't stand lt any longer with
Suddenly Miss Sarah spoke. "Ul
take you to my liouse, boy. I'll let the
home know. We'll have our dinner to
~The boy chuckled. "Might 's well
tell the home folks Tve found a moth
er, I guess, for keeps*," he said. "I like
you. Guess I'll stay at your house all
the time." He hesitated. "Have you
got a daddy?"
"I live all alone," said Miss Sarah.
"Would you be lonesome?"
, "Without a dad I would," Boy Dan
told her. "Come on**'
"Now we'll go find our daddy," said
Boy Daa with a sturdy purpose, drag
ging his new-found mother toward the
path of cedars and the little town
Chill though it was, there were-men
lounging in the square, tanned men
and untanned men, dark men and
sandy men. And there was one man
who began to look hard at the trudg
All at once he hurried over from the
bench and clutched Boy Dan's hand
and looked quickly at the little scarred
wrist. Then he knelt right down and
hugged Boy Dan close and whispered
"M' boy, Dan. I couldn't git the
courage ter go ter the home and not
take yer along back with me.
The man looked at Miss Sarah, start
ed to speak, leaned closer, thrust out a
"This Is my new mother, dad," said
Boy Dan firmly. "She's awful nice.
Guess she'si cold. She's shakin.' Glad
yer come 'long. We'll be startin' home
all of us, now we've got together." He
stopped. "Is there a fireplace and a
kitten?" he asked.
"Yes," said Miss Sarah faintly.
"May I come?" the man asked.
The last time Miss Sarah had heard
him speak he had said, "If you send
me away I shall not come back again."
And here he was. Truly such ways
are marvels. How had it all come to
Why, there was a heap o' courage in
Boy Dan's heart, and a heap o' faith.
'And it was marvel day in the morn
The fire burned bright in Miss
Sarah's kitchen and in the fireplace,
and the man said the dinner was the
best-smelling one he'd ever waited for.
Boy Dan? There was going to be a
baseball and a fishing rod and a dog
named Jip. Dad had said so, and he'd
said something about a wedding, too.
The day wajsn't lonesome any more,
either. The leaves had music In them
as they fluttered down to the welcom
ing earth, and tht*^grayness had a
pearl light in it that ls as a halo.
It was marvel day In the morning.
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