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Wednesday, October 17.
Most of us are having brain fag
.over how to make buckle and tongue
* * * *
Isn't it true, that while we per
chance are letting the other fellow
-worry, some fellow is worrying us?
? * * *
Talk about "pocket nerve," ours is
so benumbed that we are not con
scious of having ono.
. . . .
Well, the bright side of it, which
?tself is not very bright, is that har
vesting cotton did not take much of
?ur time this fall.
* . . *
There is but one "richest man in
the world," whoever he is, while there
are about a million of us who tie for
the place of "the poorest man in the
. * * .
As bargain days seem to be the
fashion, wonder if the County Treas
urer will put on a bargain day to
stimulate business? But, if he did,
none of us would have the ready cash
to avail ourselves of the bargain op
* * . .
That Greenwood circus man was
very considerate in posting the big
show papers in Edgefield, for that is
about the only way most of us will
get to see the circus this fall-on
. * ? m
The limitations, of the city man
are narrowing painfully. About the
only thing left that is free to him
is the air he breathes. He has to pay
for the water he drinks and for the
privilege of even talking to his neigh
f or a .;block away. ? .
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v^eep Up Youc Morale
Lowering clouds of disappointment
and discouragement envelope most
of us. The way is dark and the out
come uncertain. But to the resolute,
determined man, the goal will be
reached. It is such a crisis as this
that tests men, revealing what man
ner of material that they are made
of. Just as a storm, and not a calm,
reveals the weak places in a vessel.
What the average individual most
needs at this juncture, next to hard
cash, is a resolute determination to
press forward in spite of the over
whelming odds against him, thereby
wresting victory from impending de
feat. These words from Shakespeare
are apropos, "Experience teaches
that resolution is a sole help in
need."-Say, "By the help of God I
?will work my way out," and if you
xeally seek His help, there will be a
If you have pressing obligations
which can not be met, and most of
us have them, go to your creditors
never evade them-and have a heart
.to heart talk, making a clean breast
;of the situation. Nine times out of
ten they will meet you helf way.
We of the Southland, above all
others, have good ground for renew
.ed hope and taking hold afresh. Here
?the climate and soil make it possible
for us to produce almost any crop
that can be produced elsewhere. Na
ture's store house is here for us to
'draw upon, and what we need most
is to look up and not down, look for
ward and not backward, doubling and
trebling our determination to keep
'Our heads above water, despite the
.billows that threaten to envelope us.
It was wise old Benjamin Frank
lin who said: "God helps those who
Money for Banks is Now
Money for banks which have made
agricultural loans is now available,
according to Latta Law, secretary of
the South Carolina committee of the
agricultural loan agency of the war
Advices from Washington are to
the effect that the war finance cor
poration has approved $400,000 ad
trances to South Carolina banks for
financing and exporting cotton.
"The South Carolina committee,"
said Mr. Law yesterday, "expects ap
plications of at least a million dol
lars from the banks, bankers and
trust companies of the state during
the next week or ten days and ar
rangements have been made whereby
loans can be made in a short time."
"We cannot lend money to the in
dividual," Mr. Law continued .'The
individual should apply to his bank,
who in turn will make application to
us. When the application is approved
and some formalities complied with,
the money will be forthcoming.
"We want to get this money out
into circulation and believe that we
will have a considerable number of
applications. It is intended to help
the agricultural business, and it will
not be of much service in a vault."
Mr. Law said further that the loan
agency of the war finance corporation
with headquarters in this city, wished
to announce that it had approved half
a million dollars of cotton loans to
South Carolina banks. He also said
that the war finance corporation had
granted $500,000 direct to a Colum
bia bank for financing export cotton.
This money, made available by the
war finance corporation, is intended
to help the agricultural situation
and is generally agreed that the
funds will be most welcome.-The
The World Facing a Cotton
Famine, and Its Meaning.
(From Manufacturers' Record.)
Not since the Civil War period,
when hundreds of thousands of peo
ple were idle in Lancashire because
of the inability to buy cotton from
the South, and when the desperate
situation then almost forced the Brit
ish Government to recognize the Con
federacy in order to get cotton, has
there been the certainty of such a
world shortage as we are now facing.
The new crop is likely to fall be
low "7,000,000 bales, for it has been
steadily deteriorating during the last
three or four months. Adding the
new crop to the supply brought over
from former years will hardly give
us of spinnable cotton enough to
meet the world's actual requirements.
It is impossible to spin down to the
last bale, and therefore all mills in
this and other countries must of ne
cessity always have some stock on
hand and some in process of manu
facture. . * *
The actual amount required, there
fore, will almost certainly exceed the
available supply, and the world will
go into the next crop shorter of cot
ton than it has been at any time since
1865 and 1868. This shortage cannot
be made up for a number of years.
The ravages of the boll weevil make
it impossible for the South to raise
a large crop for some years to come.
This section cannot possibly, regard
less of the price to which cotton may
go, plant and cultivate an acreage
large enough to give a big yield while
the boll weevil holds sway, and there
is no remedy in sight for the ravages
of the weevil.
Moreover, the South is learning
that in diversification of agriculture
there is more prosperity for the in
dividual farmer and for the South
as a whole than would be in cotton at
any price, and a large proportion of
Southern farmers will never again
concentrate all of their energies upon
cotton growing. They have this year
had a lesson which for a generation
we have been trying to hammer into
the South, viz.: that the most un
economic and wasteful thing the
Southern farmer could possibly do
was to raise a crop of sufficient size
to give the cotton bears of the world
the whip handle. The South has
learned that a seven million bale crop
at twenty centy or more per pound,
(and it ought to go much higher),
will be worth vastly more to this sec
tion than a twelve million bale crop
at ten cents a pound.
It is, therefore, incumbent upon
well-wisher of the South, banker,
merchant and manufacturer, and land
owner as well, to do all in their power
to encourage diversified farming, to
insist that the small land owner and
tenant farmer shall have no lien crop
credit at banks or stores unless they
raise sufficient foodstuffs for their
family needs, for credit on any other
basis would be an injury to the bor
The lesson which has been learned
will be of incalculable value to the
South if, regardess of the price to
which cotton may go, this section con
tinues tb concentrate its energies up
on living at home instead of having
"its smokehouse and corncrib in the
West." he South ought not have to
buy a pound of Western bacon or
Western corn. It ought to provide the
feedstuffs and foodstuffs for itself
and have a surplus for shipment else
Cotton' is a curse, has been and
ever will be, to the South except it
be raised as a surplus crop, giving
only such acreage to cotton as can be
properly cultivated after putting in
a sufficient acreage for food and feed
supplies. The acreage that is put in
I cotton should be heavily fertilized,
but this acreage should be smaller
next year than it has been this year.
An acreage of 15,000,000 to 20,000
000 would be ample for the South .if
properly fertilized and intensely cul
tivated. The yield per acre would be
larger, the cost less and the profit
greater. But even this acreage would
be too large unless the South can
in addition thereto carry on the di
versification of agriculture to a suf
ficient extent to produce its own
grain and meats.
It behooves the bankers and the
merchants who are in touch with the
farm people of the South to begin an
immediate intensive and aggressive
campaign for increasing food pro
duction, and for still further lessen
ing the cotton acreage; and at the
same time insisting upon more inten
tive fertilization and cultivation of
the acreage put into cotton and oth
er crops. This way will lead to uni
versal prosperity for the agricultural
and all the business interests of the
South. Any return to the system of
concentrating attention upon cotton
to the exclusion of foodstuffs would
prove an unspeakable curse -to this
section and make cotton the lode
stone around the neck of Southern
industry and Southern agriculture
which has held the tenant farmers of
this section in economic slavery for
so many years.
A Card From Mr. P. C. Elmrod.
To The Index-Journal:
Eecent resolutions as set forth by
our good Baptist brethren relative to
law enforcement was reproduced in
Sunday's issue of the Index-Journal.
It is unfortunate that this, their
recent mandate to our courts as to
how they should be run, and their
dictates to our grand juries and our
judges as to what sentences they
should measure out, should be allow
ed to be presented to a law executive
body covered by the law of the land
for all the people and not for any one
sect, creed or religion.
This is a country of the people, by
the people and for the people ; a dem
ocratic republic separating church
and state as far as the East is from
the West; a constitution of our fath
ers giving to each and all certain
rights, lights and privileges, baptised
in blood at King's Mountain, Cow
pens and Valley Forge and dedicate4
by a Bunker Hill monument, and giv
ing to every citizen assurance that
the church is one thing, the state an
It is very unfortunate and a great
mistake for the great soul saving in
stitution of the Baptist church to
send representatives to our honorable
judges with a petitionn from their
chiefs that in cases where the law is
violated and the penalty is either a
fine or a chain gang imprisonment, to
give the unfortunate a chain gang
sentence, thereby adding another bur
den to some heart broken mother who
has a wayward son, when they them
selves should be on their knees pray
ing for the unsaved of this commu
In what way has a chain gang sen
tence ever directed a wayward man
heavenward, but on the other hand
does not it knock and kick hom down
ward to perdition? Brothers, our mis
sion on this earth is to lift up and
not knock down. Our Lord and Sav
iour tells us in very plain words,
"blessed are the merciful, for they
shall obtain mercy." The Baptist
church is no law-making body, but
rather a soul saving institutionn, a
church set on a hill, a lighthouse
along the ribbed coast of a dangerous
life to warn and guard some poor
sinking seaman from the rocks of
adversity. And now comes some fan
atic Puritans with a dictation as to
how the courts should punish evil
doers. That is already established by
law, governing all the people and not
any particular religion.
I personally wish that all crime
could be wiped off the face of the
earth, but it started with Adam and
Eve in the garden; murder started
with Cain and Abel, and strong drink
started with the Pharaohs in Egypt.
And I fear such will continue until
the Saviour again comes to this earth
with good will towards all, malice to
Philip C. Elmrod.
Edgefield, Sept. 25th.
That Card From Mr. P. C.
To The Index-Journal:
That card from one P. C. Eimrod
which appeared in the Index-Journal
must be an imposition and a fake. I
wonder if such a man lives, or if this
is not an effusion from some anony
mous person. Certainly a person who
is no better informed than to speak
of "the Bautist church" is not com
petent to advise the Baptist churches
of the Abbeville Association.
No one knows better than do Bap
tists that the separation between the
churches and the government is com
plete, and for this they stand, but
this has never denied Christians or
arty one else the right of petition, and
if the Christian people of this country
did not stand for law enforcement
there is no telling what would become
of it, and such persons as Mr. Elm
rod. I have never known a judge
who was not glad to be approached
upon any question of law enforce
ment, and who not only gave a re
sp?ctful hearing, but expressed
thanks for the interest manifested
thereby. I understand that Judge
Henry Mciver, who is presiding over
the- court now in session in Green
wood, not only treated the committee
who placed before him the reso
lutions adopted by the Abbeville As
sociation, with great courtesy but
took occasion to direct the especial
attention of the grand jury to them
and handed the resolutions to the
jury for. favorable consideration.
There is no use in raising the ques
tion as to what this Honorable Judge
and citizen would have done had Mr.
Elmrod and hb crowd approached
him with a set of resolutions asking
him to show favor to the blind tigers
and liquor distillers of the country
who .are "a disgrace to civilization.
Do not get nervous, Mr. Elmrod, i
the Abbeville Baptist Association is
not the first Christian body to let it
be known that it stood for l?w en
forcement, and that it was behind
the courts' and officers and it will not
be- the last. Greenwood officers are
right after the tigers. Mr. Elmrod,
and they appreciate the support they
are receiving from citizens good and
true. Instead of pleading for mercy
for whiskey sellers with whom you
seem to be in such close touch, and
so very full of sympathy for this es
pecial class of law breakers, you had
better advise them to quit the dirty ,
Some years ago, when ministers
of the gospel began to plead for the
suppression of the liquor devil, it
was persons of Mr. Elmrod's disposi
tion who advised them to preach the
gospel and let politics alone, but
they would not be advised by that
crowd, and they are not going to hear
what seems to be a voice from the li
quor ghost as to what the preach
ers.and churches are to do about
standing for law enforcement.
G. W. Gardner.
' Greenwood, S. C., Sept. 28,
If you need a Battery see us, we
now have the GENUINE FORD BAT
TERY for $25.00.
YONGE & MOONEY.
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Buy a buggy, wagon, set of harness
or some other article which you need
at the cut price offered at the Edge
field Mercantile Company. Come be
fore the bargains have all been hand
We will re-cover your Ford top, in
cluding back curtain for $12.00 Let|
us do this for your before the td
YONCE & MOONEY.
Notice is hereby given to all per
sons who are indebted to the estate
of the late R. E. Cheatham to make
payment to the undersigned and also
all persons who hold claims against
said estate to present them to the
undersigned properly attested.
Mrs. May West Cheatham,
October 12, 1921.
& Concordia Lodge j
/%?S\ No. 50, A. F. M. will j
hereafter hold its j
tion on the SECOND
MONDAY night of each month in
stead of Friday night as heretofore.
All members are kindly requested
to observe the change and be pres
J. H. CANTELOU, W. M.
Edgefield, S. C., August 1. 1921.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, J. Claude Johnson has
made application unto this court for
Final Discharge as General Guardian
in re the Estate of Maud Smith John
son, his ward this the 28th day of
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors or parties
interested, to show cause before me
at Edgefield Court House, South Car
olina, on the 28th day of October,
1921, at ll o'clock a. m., why said
order of Discharge should not be
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P., E. C., S. C.
Ride while you pay.-Ford. Y. & M.
Sr King's Hew sacr?n
<!U? THE COUGH. CU "ES THE LUNGS
il S ? . . v 1 ^ 0^"B"Ha*V*
/AP ?SIG Bk/ Soutk Camlmafa?r
GREATEST LIVE STOCK SHOW 'M
in the history of thc Fair Association. Come and leo how others ara TUfiO?b
ing Iii?: bo)! weevil menace.
Fast track, well known drivers, speedy cars. Purses amount to f3,009?
Auto races on Friday. 28th.
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Facing" and Trotting
races for nurses of $300 each event, with added money. Running Raoas uBt
purses of $150. each event, with added money.
AUTO POLO-SOMETHING NEW .
Stripped automobiles in exciting polo games. First tim? ever seen Ja ttf
South. One exhibit each day between races Tuesday, Wednesday and fluflff
day; also once each evening during fireworks. %
BIG FIREWORKS EVERY NIGHT
On the Midway, the famous C. A. Worthan Shows, featuring; SO attractions
many new and novel.
under the auspices of the South Carolina Poultry Breeders' Association, Elli.
In conjunction with the State Fair. B. E. Adams, President, Charl?st?n, S,?;
from every section of the state, including work of Boys' Corn and Pia; Clubar
also Girls" Club work.
CAROLINA-CLEMSON FOOTBALL CLASSIC
The one big football game of the season. Reserved seats provided for
8.000 spectators. Football Day, Thursday, 27th.
REDUCED RATES ON ALL RAILROADS
Admissions: Adults, 7'c: children under 12 yean, 35c. Farther reduced,
rates for school children's tickets when bonght In advance In balk. Thea?)
tlckctN not nold nt fair grounds, bat mast be secured la advance from the
treasurer and will be redeemed st fall value If not na cd. Prices 20o andi
For premium list or information, write
D. F. EFIRD, Secretary, Columbia, S. C. ?
Pencil No. 174
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Large stock of Rough and Dressed Lumber on hand for
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ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
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