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"Weak But Happy Caruso Sails
For ?Sunny Italy.
New York, May 28.-Enrico Ca
ruso, weak -but happy, sailed for
The great tenor, walking 150 feet
from his automobile to the deck of
the President Wilson, became so ex
hausted that he had to rest a half
hour in his cabin before he could re
Thousands of admirers crowded the
.approaches to the Bush Terminal
clock in South Brooklyn to cheer Ca
ruso on his way. "Viva Caruso" came
in musical and raucous tones from
the throats of hundreds of his fellow
countrymen as the tenor with his
wife and baby Gloria made their way
Dressed in a brown belted suit witn
a yellow vest and yellow gloves, Ca
ruso, but for his rather pale, and
.emaciated appearance, seemed much
like the Caruso of old. He wore a
straw hat of the approved type and
a boutonni?re of lillies of the valley.
"How do you feel?" asked the re
"Fine," he replied. "After five
. months in bed, though, a man does
?not feel like going to a dance."
"How long will you be gone?"
"That depends on the we?ther. If
it is fine I will stay there longer. At
any rate, I want to stay till I get
tack my strength."
Wants to Sing Again.
"Will you sing at the Metropoli
tan next season.?"
"I will if Fm all right," he said
finally. "If not-then it must be good
"You. want to sing again, don't
"You ask the beggar if he wants to
eat the cakes," he said rather im
"Are you singing now? Have you
sung since you have been ill?"
"No," came the answer- but it
came in a clear, high note-the same
tone that has thrilled the golden horse
?shoe at the Metropolitan so often.
"You see he can sing," laughed Dr.
Antonio Stella. Dr. Stella added:
"Mr. Caruso is perfectly well. All
.he needs is to recover his strength.
He needs no physician and I am not
"My sickness had nothing to do
?with my singing," Caruso then said.
My throai is all right. Being in 'bed
five months was good for me.
"I lost 60 pounds. Since I have
teen up I have gained 15 pounds. I
now weigh 175. When I gain 10
pounds more and weigh 185 I- will
"I want to thank : my doctors. I
.want to thank the press. I want to
thank the many people who wrote me
letters and the thousands of others
-who took a kindly interest in me
-while I was UL I want to thank the
?great American public for its very
kind treatment of me.
Caruso stood at the rail as the liner
turned to pass out the narrows and
waved his handkerchief at the crowd
of admirers on the pier.
Does Mr. Edison Know?
Which end of a horse or mule gets
Which end of a cow gets up first?
.Does a cow have teeth in the1 upper
". jaw or lower or both?
Does a sheep have teeth in its up
per jaw or lower* or both?
Does a dog turn round to his right
or his left when he prepares ?to lie
Does a morning glory vine turn to
the right or the left when climbing a
Which is the butt end of a billy
Mr. Edison has had some sport
firing questions at young college
grads that ' they couldn't answer.
Now let him show what HE knows.
Newberry. : Observer.
Founa Feed a Hen Enjoys.
' ;Hens at the government poultry
farm, Beltsville, Md., yielded, a max
imum number of eggs when fed a
mash composed of sixteen parts corn
.meal, six and one-half parts meat
.-scrap, one part bran and one part
middlings. The mash was* counter
] balanced with a scratch feed, includ
ing three parts cracked corn, two
jaarts oats and one part wheat. No
other ration matched this combination
foT high egg production. Leghorns
being especially liberal in their lay
ings when partaking of this diet.
The choice ration was determined
by an experiment in which the birds
were permitted to select their own
mash feeds for a period of one year.
A flock of hens partaking liberally of
grain and mash, bu tdeprived of meat
scrap, produced only ninety eggs
compared with 140 when meat scrap
was incorporated in the diet.
We have one Ford Runabout in
stock. Who will take it?
Y?NCE & MOONEY.
A Chester Boy's Success and
Clemson College, May 27.-A good
example of the evolution of a club
boy into a leader of his community
and of the influence of such a young
man upon parents and others if found
in the case of G. T. Ligon, a Chester
county club boy, who is graduating
from club membership into purebred
hog breeder and general leader in
County Agent H. K. Sanders re
ports that young Ligon, though just
nineteen years old, is now starting
out with three brood sows to raise
purebred pigs to help develop the
purebred swine industry in his county
and section. Last year Ligon was in
the Chester county pig and corn clubs
and was successful in both. His corn
was first in the county club work in
1920 and won second place in the
single-ear class at the big Pee Dee
Corn Show at Florence. He was
beaten only by the man from whom
he secured his seed corn. He used all
of his 1920 prize money in both phas
es of the club work from prizes won
at the County Fair and at the. State
Fair as well as at the Pee Dee Corn
Show to buy enough wire to fence
about ten acres, which he is now in
process of making into a good hog
pasture. Sanders reports that this
enthusiastic young graduate of club
work says that he regrets that he is
no longer young enough to stay in
club work but declares his intention
to be heard from in the adult classes
in the local and state fairs.
' Another interesting ph ?ie of the
value of the work of successful club
members is seen in the county agent's
report as to the influence of this
young man upon his father in the
matter of purebred hogs. Mr. Ligon,
Senior, had about 18 hogs and pigs
"the size of a large "possum" when
the first club pig came on the farm
through the county agent's influence.
These had practically the same treat
ment as the club pig received, but
the club pig gained more than a
pound a day while the father's scrubs
gained hardly any.. To make a long
stort short, says the county agent,
there are now no scrub pigs on the
farm but instead three high bred Vir
ginia sows, and father, "mother and
son lose no opportunity to tell what
club work did for them. '
Big Florida Orange Crop
Brings Lower Returns.
Florida will produce an excess of
1,000,000 more boxes of oranges this
year tha'i last, according to esti
mates just compiled by the Bureau of
Crop Estimates, United States De
partment of Agriculture. During
1919-20, the final reports of trans
portation companies *show< that 7,
000,000 boxes of oranges were pro
duced in the State. Up to April 1
of this year, 7,100,000 boxes had
been shipped, and th e department
statisticians say that this indicates a
yield for the 1920-21 season of 8,
The grapefruit crop in Florida,
however, will not be as large as it
was Jast year, the report shows. Du
ring the season of 1919-20, the State
produced 5,500,000 boxes of grape
fruit as compared with the estimates,
for this year's crop of 5,000,000
boxes. The total citrus fruit crop of
the State, including oranges and
grapefruit, ^as 12,-500,000 boxes'
last year as compared with the esti
mated production of 13,300,000 box
es this year. The total value of the
orange and grapefruit crop this year
is estimated at 519,450,000 a? com
pared to $26,800,000 last year.
Record Sugar Crop Made by
Cane and Beet Growers.
This country's greatest sugar crop
was produced in 1920, according to
final returns from_ producers of beet
and cane sugar made to the Bureau
of Crop Estimates, United States De
partment of Agriculture. The total is
1,266,148 tons and this exceeds the
previous record crop of 1916 by 12
per cent and the low production of
1919, a year of exceptionally unfav
orable weather, by 49 per cent.
Beet sugar has steadily advanced
in production from the days when it
was an experimental crop, with now
and then a recession on account of
weather. It first passed the mark of
1,000,000 tons in 1920, with 1,090,
021 tons, or 86 per cent of the sum
of beet and cane sugar for that year.
On the contrary, cane sugar has de
clined in production for about 15
years. The product of 1920 was 176
127 tons, a low but not the lowest
quantity of the period of decline.
About 28 pe cen? of the 1920 cane
acreage was devoted to producing
cane for seed purposes.
Cane sugar production is confined
almost entirely to Louisiana, but beet
sugar production is widely distribut
ed from Michigan and Ohio to Cali
fornia along a strip of country that
has been called the sugar beet ,belt.
How Much Iron Will a Bushel!
of Corn Buy?
The question, What's the matter
with business? can be answered
roughly with this simple statement of
facts: In 1914 twenty bushels of corn
would buy a ton of pig iron. In 1921
forty-five bushels will buy a ton of
This formula sets out the relation
between the purchasing power of the
farmer apd th? stuff he has to buy.
What is true of - the corn farmer is
approximately .tru?-of tlhe cotton,
wool and livestock raiser. It is true
in large degree for all dealers in raw
Why the farmer isn't buying as
usual is mot a matter of psychology,
or mood, or anything of that sort. He
was exchanging his products for man
ufactured articles on a normal busi
ness basis before the war when he
could buy' his goods that we represent
by a ton Of pig iron with twenty bush
els of corn. Obviously, no matter how
disposed he might be to buy today,
his purchasing power is slashed to
pieces when it takes forty-five bush
els of corn to buy what he could have
bought in 1914 for twenty bushels.
The farm purchasing power is the
biggest single block of purchasing
power in the country. The manufac
turer can't run his factories on a no
mal basis when his farm market is
cut in two. The balance between farm
and factory, farm and city, must be
more nearly restored for business to
get into a healthy condition.
The situation isn't an easy one or
pleasant. But it is impossible tp get
away from the fact that business as
usual can't go on until costs come
down within the farmer's reach. Prof
its generally have been radically re
duced. In many businesses they have
vanished. Is there any way for. costs
to come down further without increas
ing efficiency of production or de
Wouldn't a mah be better off to
be employed full time - on smaller
wages than to be out of work or
working three days a week with a
higher scale?-Kansas City Star.
Pay Tribute in Radium.
Washington-A plain little woman
dressed in black, a slight motherly
figure with deep lines of care writ
ten in her face, sat amid a brilliant
assemblage in the White House Fri
day, while the. President of the
Unit?d States lauded ber as one of
the world's greatest scientists.
Asserting her achievement as the
discoverer of radium had attested
"woman's equality in every intellec
tual and spiritual activity," the Pres
ident presented Mme. Marie Curie a
gram of radium, enclosed in a tiny
phial and valued at $100,000. It was
the gift Of admirers in America, who
had pledged the money by popular
subscription to aid Mme. Curie in
her fight against cancer and other
diseases. P ,
Total U. S. Population Fixed.
. Washington-Final statistics plac
ing the total population of continent
al United States at 105,710,620, or
27,512 more than announced last Oc
tober, when preliminary figures were
given out, were submitted last week
to Speaker Gillett of the house of
representatives for apportionment
purposes by William M. Steuart, di
rector of the bureau of census, j
Final figures place the total popu
lation of the outlying possessions of
the United States at 12,148,738,
which brings the population for the
entire country and' its possessions to
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