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J 3Cing Cotton in the Role of a
King Cotton has descended from his
throne and is now asking for charity.
Ile has been playing the role if a pau
per for so many years that he has been
-shorn of his dignity and presents such
.a pitiable appearance that he has even
excited the sympathies of the ladies.
These ladies have sent out a hurry call
~to the Nation to come to his rescue,
.not because of any qualities he may
possess, but because of his apparent
.distress at this time.
Farm and Ranch will endorse any
legitimate move to increase the con
somption of cotton, but it has no sym
pathy with any campaign the results of
?which wiil be reflected in injnred credit
,and reputation. The "Wear Cotton"
movement will have just such results.
It will run its course as a fad, without
any appreciable effect on the amount
of cotton consumed. It is doomed to
failure, as have been former move
ments of this kind, and has been from
Cotton is the most used and most
-wonderful of all known fibers, yet its
value is not appreciated by one-half.
This is largely the fault of the manu
facturers and merchant?, who have
failed to popularize cotton goods! They
?have advertised foreign fabrics at the
.?xpense of the American product, and
-while they have encouraged the rich
and well-to-do in the belief that cotton
^s grown for poor people only, they
lhave set the price of the manufactured
-product so high that evenjthe poor can
not afford to buy sufficient ?for their
-comfort and needs.
The California Raisin Growers' As
sociation more than doubled the con
sumption of their product by an educa
tional campaign in which the value of
.the raisin as a food was stressed.
Manufacturers and merchants and oth
ers interested in cotton could double
the consumption in America by pre
senting in a proper manner the utility,
qualities and beauty of varions weaves
of cotton goods. No other known fiber
is capable of so many forms of expres
sion and there is no good reason why
more of it should not be worn.-Farm
Advantages of Infertile Eggs.
(R. G. K.)
After hatching season it pay's to kill
the male birds or isolate any that are
iMiiuable as breeders for another year.
IBncbg hot weather a hen house may
closely approach the temperature of
jan incubator and the eggs will soon
.-start to grow. This is the first step
?toward bad eggs. Fertile eggs must
'bc .gathered very often daring hot
.weather if they are to be fit for food.
infertile eggs are the best for water
rjjlass preservation. ? premium can
frequently be obtained for them from
. customers who save eggs each year for
?winter use. According to our experi
?nee the-inf er tile eggs preserved in wai
ster glass give fine satisfaction. Those
who have had bad luck with that meth
-od in cur section have been those who
hought eggs without knowing their
source or quality and often put down
rfertile summer eggs which had started
In a large farm flock containing pos
sibly ten|to twenty male birds the feed
bill for those birds is worth consider
;ing. Maybe only three or four of the
ibest onesjw?i ueed to be saved. If the
liens are not pestered through the sum
mer they will lay just as well or better.
Sometimes "the few males that are
saved can be penned up wich a few
liens and the eggs from those hens re
tained for home use.
Poul try men who sell infertile sum
mer eggs can feel more confidence in
their business and have less worry.
Some buyers will purchase perfectly
fresh fertile summer eggs that are fine
for food andjthen store them in a hot
pantry. If the eggs rapidly deteriorate
they will blame the poultryman. If in
fertile eggs'axe given such treatment
they will be fit for food.
t For a Severe Cold.
"Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
: cured my daughter, Anna, of a se
vere cold and cough a few years ago
and ever since then"I have never miss
.ed an opportunity to recommend this
medicine to anyone euffering from
.throat or lung troubles. I cannot
speak too highly in praise ?f it,"
writes Mrs. D. J. Shelley, Earlville,
. J5?. Y. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
. contains no narcotic and may be giv
? en to children with perfect confi
. dence. It is a pleasant syrup so they
?Ido not object to taking it.
.""Government inspected Porto Rico
potato plants. Dollar eighty per thou
sand; over five thousand, dollar sev
enty-five per thousand,- shipping
point. Prompt shipment after April
fifth. Cabbage plants immediate ship*
anent, dollar per thousand by express.
G. J. DERRICK,
.'3-16-21 Lancaster, S. C.
As the Federal Land Bank will re
sume the making of loans to farmers,
I will receive and file applications for
Joans for farmers.
S. McG. SIMKINS. '.
The Luck of
||| By ELLA S. LAROUCHE
w<J 11)21, by McClUie Newspaper Synmcate.)
"Marthy, Marthy!" bellowed the
Then in cyclonic fashion open flew
the kitchen door and ilve feet six inch
es of masculine whirlwind burst into
the room. Flourishing aloft the local
weekly newspaper the excited little
man jerkily exploded:
"Rich-rich, my girl! Now we'll
have everything we want, an'-an'
I'll be 'Square' Lane. Oh, Marthy!".
and, making u sudden leap, he pulled
the astonished middle-aged matron
away from her bread dough and pre
sented her with two celebration
"Nate Lane! Be you crazy?"
"Gee, Marthy! Guess I be-almost
Look!" And again he waved the.pa
pel*-this time before her face. "Wc*re
rich!" he shouted. "Recollect that
knickknack peddler we gave free
board to for a few days last winter?
lie said he'd pay us some time. Well,
he's dead. He was really a miser,
Marthy, and he's willed us"-he paus
ed for eniphayis and then slowly add
ed-"fifteen thousand dollars."
Gone was Mrs. Nate's composure.
Tremblingly she retreated into the
depths of the nearest rocker.
"Set down, Nathan, set down. You'd
make a dead cow nervous hopping
about like a hungry grasshopper. We'd
best decide on what to do right off and
we must use-er-efficiency."
Industrious tongues worked over
time. Their fortune expanded with
each ?retelling, until the couple them
selves had a vague belief in the exag
gerations, and a multi-millionaire spir
it pervaded their systems.
The church committee paid an early
visit and incidentally called their, at
tention to the condition of the shingles
on the meeting house.
"Wal, Square," drawled Deacon
Saunders, "you'll be one of our lead
ing citizens now, and we know you'll
show the right spirit. A leetle con
tribution just at the beginning, so to
speak, would naturally give the peo
ple a feeling of confidence in you. No
reason why you shouldn't be church
treasurer now, Deacon Grimes is so
poorly now, and you'll be Se
lectman and on the school board next
year, of course? "**'J'JW^T^^r"
"Square" Lane beamed.
"H'm, er"-he hesitated and glanced
surreptitiously at Martha, who appear
ed unimpressed by the "Square." "Er
-wal, I'll give you somethln', of
course. Marthy and I'll talk it over
and let you know, soon."
The next morning the couple decided
to go to Fitzwell and draw out their
entire savings for immediate use pend
ing the arrival of the fifteen thousand.
"We'll go shopping," breezily an
nounced the Jubilant Martha. "I'm
going to the Ladies' Aid Wednesday
afternoon In the best silk dress, this
town ever saw. You've got to quit
chewing tobacco, Nathan, and buy
some cigars, and i'm going to get my
That night a weary, heavily laden
couple returned to a cdld house and
were almost Immediately forced to ad
mit interested and envious neighbors.
At eleven o'clock they were again
alone. Martha chanced to glance to
ward Nathan just as he was in the
act of biting oQ* a generous mouthful
of his favorite tobacco. That bite was
"Mr. Lane, tobacco chewing is a
filthy habit. I'll have no spittoons
when I get my new carpets."
"Ye don't say?" sneered the new
made Croesus. "If I spile a carpet I
can buy a new one. Maybe when ye
git them new gewgaws on you'll be
casting about for another man."
Mrs. Croesus retaliated with force
and venom, and no peace treaty on
earth would have had any Influence
on that domestic battle.
In the early monning hours, exhaust
ion triumphed and they retired-to
Mr. Lane In the cold discomfort af
the spare bedroom started to- remove
his clothes. The latest edition of the
city daily newspaper fell' fron* one of
His mind reverted to his Inheritance
and with the idea of obtaining more
information concerning his- eccentric
benefactor he glaced over the head
ings. Sure enough, there Lt was !
He sat down- on the edge of tb*
bed, and, regardless of the cold, vi
sioned the glorious future. Martha
was always beside him, of course. He
felt vaguely troubled* Why had they
quarreled? Really, lt was his du-y to
give her a chance to apologize.
His wife stood before him-in tears.
"Marthy-Marthy !" he stuttered In
a tone of deep contrition.
"Confound the morney anyway!", he
exploded. "We never quarreled like
that before. Let's make up, Marthy.'*
Confused, repentant, ho fumbled
aimless?}* with the paper he l*ehl in his
hand, and with hardly a thought of
what he was doing glanced again at
the' heading, "The Millionaire Ped
dler." He read further. Then with
eyes riveted to the page he sprang to
his feet and screamed: "Marthy!
my heavens, Marthy! Listen to this
piece in the paper : "The beneficiaries
of the will of the eccentric peddler
who died recently leaving fortunes to
various individuals and -Institutions
will have little trouble Investing their
wealth, as neither real estate nor
bonds have been located. His large
fortune existed only in his crazy
Imagination.' " j
Ml li IlHHDtlK)
IN LAST 14 YEARS THEY HAVE
AD'J ED OVER MILLION MEM
BERS IN SOUTH.
WILL MEET IN CHATTANOOGA
Many Matters Related to Future Work
Will Come Up for Consideration
at the Annual Convention
May 12 to 1?.
DR. E. Y. MULLINS
President Southern Baptist Theologi
cal Seminary, Who is Touring South.
Follqjving the close of the second
year of the Baptist 75 Million Cam
paign April 30, several thousand mes
sengers from the local churches are
expected to assemble at Chattanooga,
Tenn., for the seventy-sixth annual
session of the Southern Baptist Con
vention. The Convention 'met in
Chattanooga last in May, 1906, and
during the interim there has been a
marked growth in every department
of the Convention's activities and in
the numbers and work of the local
churches as well. The total number of
Baptists reported to the Convention in
1906 was 1,855,784, while last May,
fourteen years later, when the body
met in Washington, the total member
ship of the local churches as reported
was 2,961,348, or a gain of 1,105,564.
The returns for this year are not yet
available, but Inasmuch as it is known
there were practically 175,000 addi
tions tox the local churches last year
by baptism alone, there is every rea
son to believe the showing for 1921
will be even larger.
, Growth Shown in All Lines.
At the same time there has been a
marked increase in the membership
of the churches, there has been a dis
tinct advance in all departments of
local and denominational work, it is
set out. The total number of local
churches has grown from 20,129 in
1906 to 25,303 in 1920; the total num
ber of Sunday Schools from 11.332 to
17,686; and the number of Sunday
School pupils from 857,244 to 1,835,
936, an increase of more than 100 per
cent. The value of local church prop
erty has mounted from 4,501,122 In
1906 to $74,273,728 In 1920, an increase
of more than 1600 per cent, while con
tributions to missions and benevo
lences in 1906 were $1,501,396.67, as
compared to $7,331,266.55 in 1920, an
advance of practically 50O per cent
Fourteen years ago the contributions
to all purposes in a year were $5,941,
283.44. as against $21,327,446.67 for
Next Meeting Important
The approaching session of the
Convention Is regarded as -vitally im
portant to the future of the denomina
tions work. It is hoped that hy the
Convention two-fifths of alT subscrip
tions to the 75 Million Campaign will
have been paid in cash and that the
program for the completion of the
remainder of the campaign task can
be formulated at this time. Dr. J. B.
Gambrell, president of the Convention,
and Dr. E. Y. Mullins, who recently
completed a tour of Europe, where
they carried fraternal greetings to the
Baptists of that continent, will give
their impressions of Baptist opportu
nity in that country, while Dr. George
W. Truet and Dr. J. R Love, who rep
resented the Foreign Mission Board
at the London Conference last sum
mer when the mission fields of Europe
were considered, wilT tell of the new
territory of Spain, Jugo-Slavia, Hun
gary, Roumanla and Southern Russia;
which Southern Baptists are asked to
occupy. This territory ls as large as
the Southern States and has a popu
lation of 128,000,000.
All the 'boards of the Convention
will report the largest year's accom
plishments in their history, the Home
Mission Board being scheduled to re
port the completion of its million dol
lar loan fund for church building, in
addition to the aiding of a thousand
churches during the year with gifts
and loans for the erection of new
houses of worship. Tne Sunday School
Board will report more than $1,000,000
in sales ior the year and with collec
tions au well as sales better than st
any previous time In its history.
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