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Size and Production of Florida.
Florida has 35,111,040 acres; in
actual cultivation, 1,636,983, leaving
not in actual cultivation 33,474,057
acres. The. total assessed value of
real property for 1918 was $233,
750,566, and for personal property,
$69,815,509, making a total of $303,
566,075. According to the State Bu
reau of Markets the total crop val
ue for 1919 was $131,000,000. There
are fifteen thousand men engaged in
the fish industries of the state. Flori
i da shipped 66,792 car loads of fruit
and vegetables last year. Livestock,
dairying and poultry products
'amounted to $26,000,000.
The number of native and in tro
duced trees of Florida is two hundred
and eighty and the number of dif
ferent kind of hirds of the state is
three hundred and fifty, and of fish,
six hundred and fifty. The flora of
Florida is so extensive that no one
as yet has completed a comprehen
sive work on it,
The counties of Florida spent in
three years, ending September, 1919,
$17,085,432.80 on roads and bridges.
(South Carolina bow your head in
Some people think of Florida as
an orange orchard, a lake or an ever
glade. The greatest acreage planted
to any one crop in the State is grain,
corn. Practically the entire northwes
tern section is adapted to general
farming, which includes corn, hay,
peanuts, tobacco, velvet beans, cow
peas, oats, rape ?sugar cane, sorghum,
pasture grasses, cotton, livestock and
bruits. It is the northwest portion of
the state that produces most of the
feed stuff. The muck lands of the
state-which are not confined to the |
. everglades-are splendid lands for
.corn, cane, vegetables, etc. They were
once the bottoms of the lakes, and are
very rich in plant food. The 17,000,
000 bushels ,of corn produced in
1917 could be easily quadrupled by
bringing under cultivation splendid
grain lands by drainage in counties
where corn is already grown. The
peanut is the second largest crop of
the state, the production in 1918 be
ing over five million bushels. The vel
vet bean has grown in favor, and the
crop is about 2,000,000 bushels a
year. The beggar weed is a splendid
leguminous plant that furnishes good
grazing and hay. The present crop of
sweet potatoes .will exceed 4,000,000
bushels. Last year's crop of tobac
co was 4,000,000 pounds. Peanuts,
3,402,000 bushels. Florida now has
four grain elevators, located at Mar
ianna, Jacksonville, Greenwood and
.Tallahassee. Some of these handle
velvet beans ,cewpeas, peanuts and
cotton seed in the same manner as
corn. The value of, exports passing
through Jacksonville is more than
$8,000,000, $1,000,000 of which was
peanut meal and mixed feeds. The
naval stores and lumber exports
through Key West in 1919 amounted
to $2,000,000 each. Key West, Miami,
Jacksonville . on the south and east
are ports where Florida produce is
interchanged with the ports of the
One of the great crops raised in
the state is the citrus crop. Florida
shipped in 1919 ?bout 12,000,000
boxes of citrus fruit. Pinellos coun
ty, though the smallest county in the
state in size, shipped one-twelfth of
the citrus crop of the state. The lo
cation of Pinellos county, between
the great bodies of water, Tampa
Bay on the east and the Gulf of Mex
ico on the west, produces a beneficial
effect on citrus fruit and places at a
minimum the danger from frost. The
muck lands of this county have hun
dreds of acres of fine garden and
truck lands available and only await
the man who will see the opportuni
ty and take advantage of the rich
soils and plant.
I have traveled extensively in the
state and will venture to say that
Florida has made greater progress
along all lines for the last twenty-five
years than any other state in the
union. While nature has done won
ders for the state, man and money
have accomplished much also. The
best roads that 1 ever traveled over,
hundreds and hundreds of miles, are
paved with brick and the work is still
going on. One can go from Jackson
ville to Tampa, two hundred miles,
and never get a jolt, and from the
Gulf of Mexico to Miami, in fact,
nearly all the public highways are
paved. This year the general ?ssem
bly of the state added $5 more to the
old Confederate veterans, they now
get $25 a month. Florida has not for
gotten her obligations to these old
fellows upon whose heads the snow
that never melts hath fallen.
1 have said, and now say that there
has risen up another king in South
Carolina who knew not Joseph. There
is a stinginess that tends to poverty.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
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District Welfare Conference at
The Local Committee of the State
Board of Public Welfare for Edge
field county have announced the
plans for a district welfare confer
ence to be held in Greenwood on
Wednesday, June 1st. The Local
Committee here, consisting of Mr.
T. B. Greneker, Dr. A. R. Nicholson
and Mrs. J. L. Mims, have planned
the meeting in conjunction with the
committees of Greenwood, Newber
ry, McCormick and Abbeville coun
Questions discussed w/11 be the pub
lic care of indigents, the maintenance
of the county homes, the care and
maintenance of the modern jail, the
work of the juvenile reformatories
of the state. This conference is ex
pected to meet the needs of the offi
cials working with these institutions,
jailors, sheriffs, supervisors, superin
tendents pi county homes, foremen of
the chaingangs, foremen of the
grand juries, local committees of
the state board of public welfare,
and other public spirited citizens.
The program consists of a morning
and afternoon session. The morning
session beginning at 10:30 and run
ning" until 2:00 o'clock. One hour will
be given to the county home discus
sion. A represenattive of the Green
ville county Commission of Chari
ties and Correction has been invited
to be present to tell of the work of
the Greenville County Home. The
Greenville Home is considered by
those who know as the best institu
tion of its kind in this State. In fact,
it is the only one, according to the in
spector of the State Board of Public
Welfare, that can be considered a real
county HOME. Each inmate of the
institution is required to employ him
self at some useful task. He is given
his choice of a vegetable garden, a
flower garden, a cotton patch, a job
of quilting, raising pure blooded poul
try, or some other task around the
home. Cleanliness in this institution
is considered next to Godliness. There
is a case on record of an old lady
who came to the institution and re
fused to take a bath, stating that she
had not done so since she was a school
girl. She was bound by the superin
tendent and a hired man and later his
wife and a helper gave her a much
needed bath. The c^d lady is now com
fortable and happy. The health of the
inmates is very zealously looked af
ter by a fine young physician of the
city of Greenville.
The second hour of the program
will be given up to a discussion of
the needs of a modern.jail and the
importance of the jail question in this
group of counties. There were during
the last statistical year, 7,386 com
mittments to jail in the State of
South Carolina. This according to the
census of 1921 is one committment
for every 228 persons in the state.
The average daily population of the
44 jails of the state is 405. The care
and maintenance of these prisoners
will be discussed at the conference.
The last hour and a ?half of the
morning session will be devoted to
trips to the Greenwood county home,
jail and chaingang. The Greenwood
Chamber of Commerce extends the in
vitation to the visitors for this trip.
These institutions, while not by any
manner of means models may serve,
as one member of the Greenwood
committee put it, as examples of what
some of these institutions should not
The afternoon session will be
.chiefly inspirational. A speaker whose
name cannot yet be announced will
deliver the chief address of the oc
casion. Mr. G. Croft Williams of the
State Board of Public Welfare will
'tell of the work now being done by
the juvenile reformatories of the
state. The State Board of Public
Welfare is a joint Board of Control
for the Reformatory for negro boys
in Lexington, the South Carolina In
dustrial School for Girls, and the
Sopth Carolina Industrial School for
Boys at Florence. Mr. Williams there
fore knows intimately of the work of
these institutions and is qualified to
speak on the work they are doing.
The sessions of the conference will
be held in the auditorium of the
Chamber of Commerce in Greenwood.
Ford products--Ford touring cars,
Ford runabouts, Ford coupes' Ford
sedans, Ford- trucks, Fordson tra?"
tors-have all tumbled in price until
they are within reach of people of
very moderate means. If you need a
Ford, any kind of Foi*d, come in and
let us talk it over with you.
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
t' Edgefield, S. C.
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Delightful Moonlight Party.
The Hustlers of Philippi Baptist
church entertained the Willing Work
ors with a moonlight lawn party, May
19th, in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Rev. G'. M. Sexton and Mrs. J. L.
Scott, our teachers, helped in plan
ning games and music for our enjoy
ment. After spending a while playing
outdoor games we were invited into
the dining room and served with ic?
cream and cake.
All went home feeling happy after
having such a delightful time.
We. are all thankful that we have
organized classes at Philippi. We are
doing splendid work and our mem
bership is increasing. We hope for
better results further on. Our class
rooms are going to be furnished very
soon. We hope ,to make our Sunday
school one of the very best and lead
outsiders into the church.
One of our class members, Bessie
Yonce happened to a serious acci
dent recently, hurting her ankle. She
has been confined to her bed for sev
eral weeks, but is improving now. We
miss her and hope she will be able
to be with us again soon.
Johnston, S. C.
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Second Division W. M. U.
To be held at Antioch church, June
1, Mrs. Prescott Lyon presiding.
Morning Session, 10:30 O'clock
Devotions, Mrs. J. H. Courtney.
Welcome, By a membeor of An
tioch W. M. S.
Response, Mrs. T. J. Briggs.
Roll Call of W. M. S., with response
of the status of each society.
Vocal solo, Urs. D. T. Mathis.
M?s'on Study, Mrs. B. Ii. Mims.
" "Methods of Conducting a Mission
Study Class, each society having had
a class, giving their plans.
Hymn, "Jesus Shall Reign."
Illustrated Chart Talk, Mrs. J. R.
Vocal solo, Mrs. M. B. Tucker.
Talk, "Loyalty," Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Message from our Missionaries,
Mr. and Mrs. Lake.
Processional of Sunbeams.
Verbal Renorts from Sunbeam
bands with a song or recitatioon from
Mrs. Fizer's account of her trip
to the Southern Baptist Convention.
Hymn "Shall We Gather at the
All societies in the following
churches are expected to be present:
Antioch, Horns Creek, R?d Hill, Re
publican, Trenton, Hardy's and Mt.
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