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Portrait of General Butler
Presented to Home.
The chapel of the Confederate
home was crowded to its capacity at
4 o'clock last Thursday afternoon,
when Mrs. U. R. Brooks, president of
the veterans and citizens assembled,
presented to the home the artisti
cally portrayed likeness of her dis
tinguished kinsman and South Caro
lina's illustrious son, Gen. M. C. But
ler, painted by her daughter, Mrs.
Gardner of Virginia and given by
Mrs. Brooks as a heritage to the
Gen. W. A. Clark, commander of
Camp Hampton, presided over the
meeting with his characteristic dig
nity and grace and called on the Rev.
Mr. Hardaway, pastor of the Shan
don Baptist church, to open the ex
ercises with prayer.
Several musical numbers and read
ings appropriate to the occasion were
given and greatly enjoyed.
The portrait was unveiled by little
Travis Carter, granddaughter of Mrs.
Brooks and presented to Captain
Williams, commander of the home by
? Mrs. Brooks in language well chosen
and beautiful, touching briefly on the
life and deeds of the original of the
Captain Williams in accepting the
gift for the home, thanked the donor
in a short impromptu, but impassion
ed address and seemed to affect
deeply near its close, many of the |
old soldiers by saying: "These old
soldiers comprise my command. We
are camping near the River. The sun
is near its setting. The curtain of
twilight between life and eternity is
close descending. Soon 'taps' will
sound and we will rest in quietude
'on death's eternal camping ground."
Four old soldiers sitting near were
members of Butler's famous cavalry
and looked sadly yet fondly on the j
picture of their gallant commander
who had gone on before them across
Among the recent liberal donations
to the home from the different chap
ters of the daughters throughout the
state-and for all of which thc home
is deeply grateful-is another gift
from Mrs. Brooks, of three large,
handsome Confederate flags, the prop
erty of her late husband, Col. U. R.
Brooks. One floating loftily above
the entrance to the home, proclaims
to the casual visitor, long before he
reaches the grounds, the love of '
South Carolina's sons and daughters
for the old Confederate soldiers shel
tered therein. The State.
What South G?orgia Has Done '
We Also Can Do, If We Try.
A few years ago the farmers of
South Georgia were in the depths of
despair. The boll weevil came and i
ruined their cotton crops and they did
not know which way to turn. They
had not diversified their farming as
they should and when cotton was no
longer a dependable crop they .were
at a loss to know what to do.
Now, after several years of the boll :
weevil, they have leaimed the great |
lesson, and many banks of that sec-j
tion are lending money to their cor- ;
respondent banks in other sections, i
Whenever banks have more money ?
than they can use for their own .
people then conditions must be very ;
good in those localities. We know of
one bank in a South Georgia city, ?
about one-fifth the size of Augusta ,
that has loaned hundreds of thou- (
sands of dollars to its correspondent ?
bank. This money is being loaned on ?
cotton, for loans on cotton at eight :
to ten cents per pound are good
loans. There are none better for cot
ton is far below the cost of produc- ;
We are telling the story of what :
happened in South Georgia so that
our own farmers may take heart.
They feel now that they do not know ,
what to plant. They do not know what .
they can sell, hence they do not wish ?
to plant a crop of some commodity
and then not be able to sell it. And, ;
in this connection, The Chronicle ?
wishes to stress the idea that there ?
will be a market provided for pea- 1
nuts in Augusta, for we have the ,
word of the Southern Cotton Oil .
Company that it will purchase all the ?
White Spanish peanuts raised by far- ?
mers in this section. We hope that
the market will be good and the price .
of $60 per ton average for the last ,
crop will be bettered considerably. 1
However, no one can foretell what :
the price will be, and there can be no
promises made on this score.
The business way to get at this
peanut matter, however, is for the
agricultural agents in both Georgia
and South Carolina within a radius ?
of fifty miles of Augusta to make a ;
survey as to the number of acres to
be planted in peanuts and by the 15th
of May, or before, report the acreage
to the Southern Cotton Oil Company
so as to induce this company, should ?
the acreage be very large, to make
complete preparations to handle the
crop, either by building a shelling
plant here or making other arrange
ments that may be necessary. The
Committee of th eBoard of Commerce ;
is working on this matter now and
will take it up with the agricultural
Thus we have assured a market for
peanuts in Augusta, which should af
ford the farmers an opportunity to
raise one other money crop at least
But to revert to South Georgia.
Necessity demanded a change in their
methods of' farming and, in addition
to raising peanuts, they began to
raise hogs and cattle on a large scale.
There is a packing plant owned by
Swift at Moultrie and one by Ar
mour at Tifton and also a large
plant at Jacksonville, affording three
large livestock markets. They have
built sweet potato warehouses, grain
elevators and tobacco-curing sheds
and, in many other ways showed their
ability to make money on some other
crop than cotton. We do not mean to
say that they have quit raising cot
ton entirely, but they know that cot
ton is uncertain in production and un
certain in price. They raise every
thing to eat at home, make a little
cotton and make other crops to sell.
The results speak for themselves. We
would not infer, however, that right
now people in South Georgia arc roll
ing in wealth They are not, for the
reason that the price of every com
modity is off and the value of pea
nuts, livestock, tobacco, potatoes and
everything has shrunk. However,
they are not deep in debt and, there
fore not deep in despondency. They
are not in the position of having one
dollar when their cotton is sold, to
pay two dollars or more of debt. They
are comfortably fixed, owing little
if any money, with smoke houses full
of meat and flour that they raised
We urgently plead with the far
mers of this section to think of what
South Georgia has done and get an
inspiration. In the first place let's
make up our minds that we ave going
to make enough foodstuffs oil each
farm to feed that farm and when we
have progressed this far we will be a
long ways on the road to independ
ence. And at the same time, let's ex
periment some on other crops. If
every farmer would plant a few acres
in other than cotton with the inten
tion of selling those crops, next fall
there may be excellent prices obtain
ing, and he will have broken the ice,
will have convinced himself that cot
ton isn't the only thing that is worth
raising, isn't the only commodity
with which he can pay a note.
And, in the meantime, we would
again urge that Augusta business men
be planning "to provide markets,
where at present there are no mar
kets, for our own people have as
much at stake as the farmers.-Au
Livestock Must Have a Place
in Any Safe System of
With the almost universal inclina
tion to cut down the cotton acreage
in 1921 there is, over much of the
South a surprising lack of interest in
the production of livestock. Never
before, perhaps was there such a gen
eral resolve to produce more food
and feed crops. This is particularly
true in those sections where cotton
has been most largely produced.
But the distressing thing about the
situation is that while a marked re
duction in the cotton acreage is ac
cepted as necessary by nearly all,
there is displayed everywhere, almost
unconsciously, the attitude that this
reduction need only be a temporary
This has ever been the fault of
Southern agriculture. We have at
tempted to guess the condition of the
markets from year to year, planting
too largely to cotton when prices
were good and going recklessly into
other crops and livestock production
when cotton prices were low and live
stock prices good. In fact, we have
gone along, always just a little be
hind the best prices. It would seem
that by this time the Southern farmer
would have learned that he cannot
"guess" the future markets. If he
could, born gambler that he is, he
would have quit growing cotton long
ago and made his million "playing
The individual farmer might as
well make up his mind that markets
or prices will continue to fluctuate,
because of this passion of Southern
farmers to "plunge" on the produc
tion of crops that are for the season
selling at a fair price. If this be true
then it should be plain to everyone
that he might as well give up trying
to guess the future market and adopt
a system of farming that will increase
his soil fertility, reduce his expendi
tures for the purchase of farm sup
plies and give him at least two and
preferably three money crops. He
must have more than one money or
sales crop, if he is to avoid the dis
aster which comes from putting "all
his eggs in one basket" and is to in
crease the fertility of his soil.
It seems plain that the cropping
system of the South should be rebuilt
around these three basic facts that it
is indeed surprising that so little is
being done, even in this critical time
for Southern agriculture, to build
such a safe and sane system of agri
cultural production. Surely there
must be difficulties in the way which
the average business man does not
appreciate, or a course so plainly
right would be followed by larger
numbers. Beyond question the diffi
culties are great. First, there are the
large land owners in the sections of
large negro population. Often they
do not live on their farms, but where
they do the acreage cultivated is too
large to be handled except on the
most simple basis of agricultural pro
duction. Cotton is about the only
crop which the negro can produce
under the conditions existing on these
large farms and pay the landowner
Moreover, this type of landowner
is not interested in building up a type
of agriculture which will develop land
ownership and rural homes, satisfy
ing the aspirations of a permanent
and contented rural ropulation. They
are not interested in farming as the
banker is interested in his bank or
the merchant or manufacturer is in
terested in his business. This type
of farmer is interested in making his
"pile" as quickly as possible and he
naturally is willing to "plunge" and
take chances. Enough of them suc
ceed to make the "gambler's chance"
attractive to those with big enough
ideas and resourceful enough to com
mand large acreages and the labor of
large numbers of tenants.
Perhaps the second greatest ob
stacle to the building of a well-bal
anced system of farming in the South
is the greater ability, personal atten
tion, and investment per acre requir
ed for a well-balanced cropping sys
tem. And there is no denying, that
these greater difficulties have resulted
in a large number of failures, and
when successful the rewards have not
been large. The greater the risks the
larger the profits when successful.
Likewise the safer the farming the
smaller the profits even for those who
are most successful.
A correct system of farming does
not insure financial success. Errors
in operation under the best balanced
cropping system may bring failure.
The essentials are a more produc
tive soil, two or three money or sales
crops and a reduction of expenditures
for supplies which may be economi
cally grown at Home.
It is not necessary that the addi
tional money crops command as much
of the land or as much of the time
and energies of thc man on the farm,
but an additional money crop or two
must be introduced and these money
crops must be fitted into and made a
part of the general operations of the
farm. Since increased soil fertility is
the first need of the South or at least
larger yields per acre are an absolute
necessity, the most desirable addi
tional money crop or sources of reve
nue are livestock and livestock prod
ucts. Legumes are at once the best
soil improving crops and the best live
stock feeds and these facts alone sug
gest that at least one or two forms
of livestock, or one or two kinds of
livestock products should be made an
additional source of revenue on most
On one farm it may be dairy prod
ucts, on another beef cattle, and on
still another hogs, or dairy products
and hogs or beef cattle and hogs may
be wisely combined. At no time is it
probably wise to make livestock the
sole sources of revenue of the farm,
and certainly this should not bc done
at first. Of all lines of farming live
stock is the hardest and consequently
must be gone into slowly and cau
tiously. But it is an essential part of
any safe system of farming for the
South, because our greatest need is a
more productive soil or larger yields
per acre.-Progressive Farmer.
An Ideal Remedy for Constipation.
It would be hard to find a better
remedy for constipation than Cham
berlain's Tablets. For the best effect
they should be taken immediately af
ter supper. They, are easy to take
and mild and gentle in effect.
Farmers Can Borrow
The Federal Loan Act has been
declared constitutional. The Federal
Land Bank at Columbia will begin
business soon. We have been author
ized by the secretary of the local as
sociation to take applications from
farmers for loans on real estate. All
farmers who wish to borrow money
can procure application blanks at our
office. Avail yourself at once of this
N. G. EVANS.
C. T. BURNETT.
. EGGS FOR HATCHING: Silver
laced Wyandotte Eggs absolutely
pure breed, one dollar and fifty cents
Mrs. J. D. QUARLES,
Modoc, S. C.
? By RACHEL BAKER. |
(? 1921, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
"And so I think it best to terminate
our engagement for the lime being at
least. If by and by I find we have
made a mistake, (hen we fan become
engaged again. Until then I see no
reason for it. Kindly return my riLg.
Mazie sat staring at these lines until
they blurred before her eyes.
"Terminate our engagement!" I
thought that was a woman's privilege.
I How could he do it? What an embar
rassing position to put me in ! How
can I explain?"
A knock startled her, and a voice
confident of welcome called : "It's Bet
ty. Please let me in." And in she
came. She bad just put ber hair up a
new way and wanted Maxie's approval
as she posed before her.
"It's marvelous. Betty! You'll be a
sensation at the party tonight."
"You really like it, then? I wasn't
sure," said Betty, seizing the hand
glass to look at the back of lier hair.
"I do wish," adjusting a hair pin,
"that you would take more interest in
yourself, dear. You've slumped ever
since your engagement."
"Not really?" protested Mazie.
"Yes. really. Why, then you were
the most chic of anyone in our set.
Your dresses-do you remember that
yellow one you wore to the military
"Frederick didn't W?* it, I remem
"No, I can imagine that Frederick
didn't. He doesn't like anything that
draws attention away from himself. I
hate him and I always did, even before
you were engaged to him."
"I'm not engaged," said Mazie slow
ly, "any more."
"Not engaged? What's the trouble,
dear?" and Betty's arnls went swiftly
about her friend.
"Why, we just decided that we
wouldn't be engaged any more," stam
mered the girl.
"WE did? And when did we deckle?"
questioned Betty sternly.
"Just this afternoon."
"But you haven't been out of your
room," objected Betty.
"I know; but I've been thinking
things over and I thought it best."
"You little wretch ! You never
thought it up at all. You aren't that
kind. You're too scared of hurting
people's feelings. Frederick did it!"
proclaimed Betty triumphantly.
Mazie produced the letter for Betty,
who perused it. frowning as she read.
"I wonder why he Insisted on having
the ring? It's my opinion that he's
after that rich Miss Adams," said
Betty. "I'll make him sorry for it, but
it's the best thing, Mazie, that's hap
pened for a long while. Bob will have
a chance now. I'll see to that my
self. I'll return the rim?." .
"I have something for you, Freddy."
said Berty, when she found Frederick
and Miss Adams seated in a hammock
at the party that evening.
"Can't you guess what it is?" she
held both hands behind her, and sud
denly Frederick became alarmed.
"Did you want to fee me alone?"
he questioned anxiously.
"Can't you guess who sent it, then?"
she queried; but Frederick did not
dare reply and Miss Adams suddenly
exclaimed, "Why, it's a diamond ring!
See it sparkle!"
"Yes," said Betty, dropping it in
Miss Adams' lap. "Mi*s McGrath re
turns it with ber compliments to Mr.
Newhnll and wishes to terminate her
When the noise of Betty's little
heels had ceased, Miss Adams handed
the ring to Frederick and rose from the
"You know, of course, that I knew
nothing of your engagement. I am
somewhat of a stranger here and had
not heard-" And the man was left
alone gazing at a diamond whose beau
ty did not cheer him in the least.*
Meanwhile Betty was busy telephon
ing to Bob Hastings to come to the
'TU be there. You can count on
me," Bob assured her over the phone.
That evening, early in the night, a
disgruntled man carried his empty
schemes and himself up to his room.
Early in the evening, too, Bob im
proved his opportunity.
"I understand you have broken your
engagement," he said, glancing at
Mazie's un?nged fingers.
"Yes, we had so little in common
that it seemed best to terminate our
"Then will you marry me, Mazie? I
never knew until your engagement
was annouc^pd that I loved you." His
hand touched that little left hand,
naked of jewels, and the thrill of that
touch inspired him to take her in his
"But do I love you, Bob? You've al
ways been a friend, . the best boy
friend I ever had, and I missed you
so much when you didn't come any
more. Is friendship love?" and she
gazed wonderingly into his kind eyes.
"It's a near relation if lt's the kind
I have for you dear."
Tum, tum. te. tum, te, tum pealed
the organ and Mazie shivered in her
bridal satin as she entered the church.
"I can't do it. I shall cry or some
thing" her frightened senses told her.
Then through the haze of expectant
faces, she saw him waiting for her, and
all the panic, the uncertainty subsided,
for she Irnew that whatever the future
might hold, she would be happy with
the man she loved.
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These questions are not hard to answei. The
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one you want .j do business with. We feel that we
have such a bank, one that is modern and offers you
every necessary banking facility, a baDk solid enough
to take care of you at all times and under all circum
The Bank of Trenton, S. .C
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