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Spinners Challenge Producers.
New England mills are waiting for
six-cent cotton. Spinners openly state
that they have no confiidence in the
ability or willingness of Southern cot
ton growers to materially reduce their
acreage. By publicly making such an
announcement and by backing it up
with a slowing down of the mills until
cotton drops to still lower levels, they
challenge the business sense and the
veracity of every cotton farmer in the
South. They have thrown down the
gauntlet and dare the producers to pick
There never was a time in the history
of the industry when lt was of more
importance for the producers to make
good on their promises. The govern
ment report on acreage must show bet
ter than one-third reduction if the price
of eotton is to show any advance this
coming season or even maintain its
present level. If cotton producers fail
to reduce this year, any future acreage
reduction campaign will be met with
scorn and ridicule. If producers ever
expect to secure the respect of the
spinners and force a regard for their
word, now is the time to make the ef
fort, Make sure that the next acreage
report will deal a solar plexus blow to
the six-.cent idea now being fathered
by manufacturers.-Farm and Ranch.
Enforce the Law
The number of people who are
making intoxicating liquors is multi
plying. For awhile there was little of
it being made in this country, or if
so' it was not generally known. Now
the officers count it a poor day for
them if they do not destroy two
or three liquor-making outfits in this
country each day.'
Everybody who gave the matter
any thought expected that when li
quor could no longer be bought le
gally this very thing would happen.
And the law has made provision for
taking care of this situation. But it
cannot be taken care of unless the
judges of the state and federal courts
administei the the law in such a way
as to give punishment to violaters of
the law according to their guilt.
And looking to this, we are in
thorough accord with the views of
> Rev. D. W. Hiott, as expressed in a
letter written by him soi^time ago
to the Pickens Sentinel, and later
copied by this paper. Rev. Mr. Hiott
takes the position that chain gang
sentences will break up the liquor
making business, and that fines will
never do so, because as he correctly
states, if a man is fined one or twp
or even five hundred dollars for man
ufacturing liquor, he can make the
.r' money back, at present prices, in a
few days, and a fine is therefore no
-deterrent to him.
We do not say that in all cases of
violations of the liquor laws a man
should be sent to the chain gang for
the first offense. Under the law a
man who has a half pint of white
lightning in his possesion for no
other purpose than to drink it is
guilty of a violation of the law. It
would be too drastic to send such per
son to the chain gang, especially with
out warning him by fine that he is
breaking the law. A man who habit
ually stores this liquor should be
more severely dealt .with. But the
man who really deserves the chain
gang sentence is the man who is man
ufacturing this mean liquor. There is
not one of them who should escape
by a fine. They are deliberately vio
lating the law for profit, and are
causing other people to violate the
law. They are keeping the evil ef
fects of intemperate drinking, which
the people have sought to ban, as an
ever present evil in the community.
They deserve the limit of the law.
No fine which may be imposed on
them is a deterrent, for the reason,
stated by Mr. Hiott. Nothing but the
rock pile, or the work on the roads,
or a prison sentence will stop them.
Of course, there will be degrees of
guilt and wrong doing even among
manufacturers. This should always be
considered. And every man charged
with crime is entitled to be heard in
his defense. We do not need to get
hysteria about the matter. It is a
plain business proposition for the
courts. Those charged with crime of
this or any other nature should be
first tried. When tried, if found
guilty, they should receive punish
ment which is swift, certain and se
vere enough to accomplish the result
desired. So far as Abbeville county
is concerned, law-breakers should be
warned by the courts that this is no
place.for them.-Abbeville Press and
They Speak Wei! of lt.
,ll frequently hear Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy praised by friends
and acquaintances which only tends
to strengthen my good opinion of it"
writes Mrs. Fred Arter, Zanesville,
Ohio. Try it when you have a cough
or cold and see for yourself what an
excellent medicine it is.
WANTED: At once fifty head of
young cattle. Will pay market price.
W. G. WOOD.
DOMOST WORK ON THURSDAY
Statistics Show That British Factory
Employees Are at Their Best,
What Is the best workday In Amer
ica? In England lt is Thursday.
That is the finding of Industrial re
search board investigators of that
country. The London Chronicle reports
that over a period of twenty weeks
the output was registered and
"graphs" were made.
The workers gave their best on
Wednesdays and Thursdays, but the
output on Saturday 'was invariably
low. When doubled (to equalize time)
it is often less than 75 per cent of that
on other days.
. Another important conclusion was
that tlie skilled workman is much
more regular In his output than the
worker not so well qualified. He does
not get the "tired Saturday feeling"
In some factories the output arises
until Friday, but among the less skilled
workmen it was found that Thurs
day was the best working day.
An important consideration which
the investigators kept in mind was
that of the atmospheric condition In
which work is done. Records of the
air conditions have been taken with
the output records.
In various plants the Saturday out
put was so low that employers found
It unprofitable to operate, so they
closed down. From this it would ap
pear that on a half day the worker
does not give the average of a half
day of production.-Richard Spillane
In the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
BOMBAY A CITY OF BEGGARS
Government ls Planning Severe Meas
ures to Repress Nuisance That ls
Some time ago the government of
Bombay appointed a committee to con
sider and formulate proposals for the
purpose of suggesting practical meas
ures whereby the ever-growing nuis
ance of professional beggary might be
abolished. The committee has now
completed its investigation and has
Issued a report.
The report shows that there are In
Bombay city alone 5,000 professional
beggars, and the beggars in other
parts bring the total for the presi
dency to over 60,000. The general
conclusions of the committee are that
there must be introduced at the earli
est opportunity an act for the preven
tion of professional beggary, which
will he applicable to th? whole of the
Sadhus and fakirs, lt is suggested,
should be exempt from the operations
of the act, which it is proposed should
make begging a cognizable offense.
Those who have visited India will
doubtless recall with feelings of horror
the terrible sights they have witnessed
of beggars, many of them physical
wrecks and suffering from loathsome
diseases, seated about the roads so
liciting alms from passersby.-From
the Times of India.
War Maps for Envelopes.
From the Red Cross Bulletin of the
Baltic states, published at Riga :
"The shortage of paper has resulted
in many novel makeshifts. One of
these is the use of German and Rus
sian official war maps as material for
"Large quantities of war maps of the
Russian, the German imperial army
and Bermont's western volunteer army
were captured by the Letts since their
independence in November, 1918. They
were sold to private interests, who
make many varieties of envelopes from
them. The paper is of excellent qual
"No attempt was made to remove
the map proper. The maps were sim
ply folded and cut to size and glued.
It Is very convenient to open a letter
and find that the inside of the envelope
Is a map of the district of which the
Houses Few-Less Divorce.
France is finding one comfort, in the
housing shortage. Divorces are de
creasing in Paris and other French
cities "because of the lack of houses*
Unable to find suitable places in
which to live apart, disgruntled cou
ples in many places are composing
their differences and continuing to
live under the same roof. During the
first three months of, this year, 8,005
decrees were pronounced In Paris
alone, but since April the shortage, of
houses has been making Itself felt,
with the result that the number of
divorce a'ctions has been falling stead
ily. Last month the number of ap
plications fell below one thousand, and
this month lt ls believed the number
will not reach the seven hundred mark.
It ls an ill wind, etc.
Prehistoric Graveyard Unearthed.
A prehistoric graveyard believed to
be at least 2,000 years old has been
unearthed near Stargard West Prus
sia, by German investigators under
the direction of Professor Zakrewski.
In one of the graves the excavators
found six black urns and one red um
with white stripes filled with clay and
ashes. Among the remains were some
glittering substances which the inves
tigators believe once had boen adorn-j
raents of prehistoric men and women. I
Electricity in White House.
The While Hou.se is probably moro
Intricately equipped electrically than
any other residence In thc world.
There are In thc house more th?vn 170
miles of wires, providing for 3.000 In
landes?: nt lights, :i bell system and a
pr'.vato telephone system for the pree
Ident and his family, exclusively.
Mr. Wrong and
By DOROTHY DOUGLAS
I? 1921, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
The subway rush wasrat its worst.
Tired humanity was, as usual, crushed
iuto greater tiredness by the constant
dragging and pushing of that surging
mob of returning business people as
the train jerked its way toward up
Johu Conrad,' straight from ,th?
Middle West, made the most of the
situation by watching the faces so.
close to his own. His keen eyes,
fresh from the vastness of the plain
and prairie, saw much that the
tired New Yorker failed to see.
His keen ears, too, caught much
from the fragments of conversation
that the roar of the train failed to
stifle. His were the only ears, save
those addressed, which heard a soft
voice behind him saying a strange
thing to strange ears.
"I wonder if you and the lady with
you would mind very much getting
off the train at Seventy-ninth street
and walking as far as my boarding
house with me. I have a most valua
uble package and I have a silly feel
ing of nervousness tonight-it Is so
dark on West End avenue. Would
it be asking too much?"
John Conrad then heard the man's-1
"The lady is not with me, but
?viii gladly take you to your door.
There are so many hold-ups-I do
not blame you for being afraid."
Conrad felt that the girl of the soft
voice would have withdrawn her
strange request had she known the
mau was alone. She had heard him
talking to the woman beside him.and
quite naturally supposed them
"Thank you so much," she said, a
trifle reluctantly, Conrad thought.^
He did not like the smooth quality
of the man's voice. It was not an
easy matter to turn, but Conrad
turned. One look at the smooth face
with its good-looking crookedness
was enough for Conrad. He, too,
would get off at Seventy-ninth street,
and he, too, would escort the girl
but at a slight distance bthiiidNher.
So they three, together with the
other Seventy-ninth-streeters, fought
their way to the street and cast the
air of the subway from their lungs.
The trusting girl and the wrong
man started down toward West End
avenue-the girl being piloted by; the
man. She would have walked down
Broadway and then turned off the
safe highway only at her own corner,,
but the man willed it'otherwise. -
Conrad followed close behind, but
not so near as to let the couple kaajv
of his proximity.
West End avenue Is secluded
enough- at best, but where there are
buildings torn down ?and others being
erected it takes on a dreariness quite
foreign to Broadway's neighbor. .
It was when well within that
naked darkness that the wrong man
snatched at the package in the trust
ing girl's arm, gave her a nasty fling
backward and darted off.
Conrad's fist struck him just as his
nimble legs were fast carrying him
into safety. He fell with a crash and
Conrad sprang to the spot where he
supposed the girl would have cruiupled
into an inert heap.
She was standing straight up, but
clinging to a stone coping until she
should have sufficiently regained her
composure. Conrad had time to con
sider her a brave little sport.
"Walt there a second," he blurted
hurriedly, "until I fix him np with a
policeman. Please," he added, as if
his tone had been too abrupt.
And having dispatched. the gentle
manly crook to his proper habitation
after giving swift details to the offi
cer, Conrad returned to the girl.
There was an unexpected little
smile in her eyes whee he put the
package back into her hands. He
hoped she wasn't going td* overdo the
thank business. Conrad was not over
fond of emotional scenes.
"I thank you," the girl said simply.
"I happened to overhear you ask
ing that man to walk home with you,
and followed. I didn't like his looks,"
"It was absolutely silly of me," the
girl confessed, "but I liave been so
sickened by the great headlines in' all
the papers telling bf brutal' crimes
In all parts of the city that my nerves
got the better of me tonight I have
not felt so before. My sister In Long
Island asked me to bring in her very
valuable diamond necklace and put It
In her vault. I have It h#re," she
said and drew forth a tiny package
that she had carried within the folds
of her paper.
"Then I am not a hero at all. I
suppose there ls a pair of old shoes
in this one," he suggested Indicating
the package the wrong man had taken.
"Not old ones," laughed Jean Ven
ner, "but a brand-new pair for which
I paid nineteen dollars. They are
quite worth sending a crook to jail
They were walking toward her
home now quite as if they had gone
to school together. Conrad was wish
ing they had. He would by this
time have had her tucked off some
where in the West where the boun
dary of a ranch would protect her
from city crooks.
"Then ? am only a ninetoen-dnllar
hero insten il of a few-thousand-ilollar
one," he laughed. "If you would lei
-I will be glad to trail you with the
hope of being a real hero. I suppose
I need a bigger excuse than a pair
boots-in order to get better acquaint
ed'with you." There was a wistful
query in the big westerner^ voice.
. "I was gniug to ask you to come
and mm the nicest man in the world
the girl said and felt that both the
nicest man and herself were going
like the nineteen-dollar hero.
"Your husband?" Conrad was con
scious of a nasty wait.
"My father." Jean laughed softly.
Conrad didn't know whether or not
the moon had been shining hefnro, but
lt certainly was now, and as he looked
down into the trusting girl's eyes he
thought most of the beams had cen
tered right there. It ?vasn't going
be many moons before he told her so
BRAVERY OF EAGLE IMPUGNED
Those Who Know Him Say Monarch
of the Air ls Bitterly Devoid
of Real Courage.
The golden eagle, although large,
not courageous. He never makes the
smallest attempt to defend his nest
and his prey consists of small defense
less animals, like . blue hn-es. new
born lambs and ptarmigan. In this
connect: ^n, a correspondent sends the
follow? story: Climbing up hill on
my waj ?, one day, I ran Into the
shephei ?harge of the beat. He
had ivas bag over his shoal
der, ? herds carry on the hill
at this tin. of the year. It had
large rent in lt, and round about th
rent the canvas was very bloodstained
I casually asked the shepherd how the
bag had got Into the wars, and this
was his story, which I have no doubt
Was perfectly accurate. On the pre
vious day he had been out on the hills
soon after daylight. On one of the
higher tops he found a dead sheep
with a live lamb; he put the lamb into
the bag and laid the bag in a cairn
While he went down Into the corrie
below to see after the sheep there
When he reached the cairn on his re
turn he found the following state of
things; there was a large rent In the
bag, from which blood was exudin
freely; the lamb, still Inside the bag
had been torn open and the liver and
heart removed. That was the work
of the eagle. As he came sailing over
the tops his eye must have caught
the bag; probably the unfortunate
lamb gave a kick inside, and made
the bag move. This caused the eagle
to come down for a near Inspection
Having satisfied himself what the bag
contained, he tore it open aud pro
ceeded to break up the lamb.
FROM THE PETALS OF ROSES
Most Highly-Prized Scent ls Volatile
Oil, the Product of the Queen
Attar of roses, or otto of roses. Is
a volatile oil of the' petals of some
species of rose. It Is a nearly color
less or light yellow crystalline solid
at temperatures below SO degrees Fah
renheit, liquefying a little above that
. temperature. It is imported from the
East, where, in Syria, Persia, India,
as well as in Turkey and Bulgaria,
roses are cultivated to a considerable
extent for the attar. To procure the
attar the rose petals usually are dis
tilled with about twice their weight
of water, and the distillate is exposed
to the cool night air in open vessels,
from which the thin film of attar is
skimmed with a feather in the morn
ing. Attar is said to have been ob
tained first by an accidental distil
lation, rose petals having been ex
posed with water to the heat of the
sun, and to have been found floating
on the surface of the water. This
method still is used In India. The
principal use of attar "* roses ls in
perfume. Olive oil, colored by al
kan%t, and scented by a few drops of
attar, very generally is sold under the
name of attar of roses. Medicines oc
casionally tire perfumed by attar of
Whale's Oil Tank in His Head,
In the upper portion of the head the
whale has an immense oil tank in
which the valuable "spermaceti" is
found In a liquid condition, and from
which lt may be dipped out with a
bucket when an Incision has been
made. From a sperm whale 00 feet
In length 20 barrels of spermaceti have
been taken out of the "case" and the
surrounding fat. The sperm whale Is
the animal which yields ambergris, the
valuable substance used so extensively
in the manufacture of our best per
fumes. Ambergris is only found in
"sick" whales-that is, its presence is
not normal, but. is caused by a patho
logical condition of the Intestines.
"Why do you sigh and moan?" ask
ed the sympathetic movie patron.
"Don't you think this ls a good photo
"Splendid," said the melancholy
man. "And this is my favorite queen
of the screen. I just happened to think
that I have been worshiping her for
six or seven years and I-don't even
know the color of her eyes."-Bir
He-The idea of saying that kissing
spreads colds !
She-According to Pliny the Elder,
kissing is an infallible remedy for
He-I'd like to try his recipe.
She-You may. It ls : "Three kisses
on the mouth of a mule."-Boston
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