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Addison Mill Observed An
, Mr. T. A. Hightower, the pop
superintendent of the Addison I
arranged for a, suitable observanc
Armistice Day. He invited Mr. J
Cantelou to speak, tc those who
employed, in the mill. Mr. Cant
spoke in part, as follows:
Friends, I am glad that'I kno\
many of you and I wish that I k
every one of you and wish to as?
you that it gives me great pleas
to stand before you and tall
speak a few words tin behalf of
I have been very husy, though,
the past few days and, when
Hightower asked me a few mim
ago if I would make a talk, I felt j
, as the little verse of'poetry goes:
""I wish I were a little rock,
A'sitting on a hill,
A'doing nothing all day long
But just asitting still.'
That is ab>>ut the way I feel.
' It is not a speech that I am go
to make, but in my honest opin
the 11th day of November, 1918,
the greates day without excepti
f-,a,asiptT__oiuc'ctT othtiw ffl:
that the history of the world has e'
known since the Star of Bethleh
guided and directed the Wise men
Eygt to the Christ. True the cru
fixion is a day of no mean imp
tance. Again there are other gri
days; the day of our own indspi
dence, July 4th, 1776, when
founded and established our gove]
ment. All these are great. It was
great day with France and Germa
and England and with Italy a
Spain and with all of the countries
the east when they fought and w
their famous battles. But there h
never been in the history of the whc
world since the birth of Christ ? d
i that has meant so much like the d;
? of November ll, 1918. *
Now, that is a rather broad stat
ment to make but I think everyo:
of you will agree with me that it
true. I believe that it is true, not on
in America but with France, En
land, Spain and Belgium as well,
think it very important that we s
apart these brief minutes to reve
ence, honor and bow in the mo
reverend thanks to God because <
the glorious victory with which 1
has so greatly blessed us. ,
We have now a past, present ar
future. Let us bear that in mini
This country is not going to .piece
Our government shall never be bu:
ied so long as this world stands. Th:
is the greatest and richest goverr
ment that stands upon the earth. D
you realize that the American natio
is the greatest nation, then if we sin
if our government sinks, what,
ask in the name of God, in all reve.
*ence, will become of the nations ot!
er than America?
The soldier boys haye taken car
of the past, the heroes, our own boy
who went to France across the Deat
Sea-yes, I say Death Sea, as th
German submarines were lurkin?
.there to send a cargo of men-Amer
ican boys-?ovffi without one mo
ment's notice. Now these boys hav
gone. There are many of them, I re
gret to say that have died, have beei
killed and destroyed, and yet shouh
I say I regret? We have won thi?
great world war and are proud o:
the fact. No, we should feel lik<
President Roosevelt, that they wer<
martyrs for a great cause.
Now we have the present. Thf
present is the time that we are ti
take care of. Let's don't talk aboul
the past, but let's don't bury it bul
experience by the past for there are
no teachers equal to experience, Lei
us profit by the past and then we will
have a better and brighter present.
Don't think that we ar,e going tc
pieces.'God still.reigns and it gives
me great pleasure to say that he is
ever willing 'and ready to help us.
We not only have a great Christ but
a great God, and why should we feel
that we are going to pieces?
Now the future is before us. That
is the principle issue which we are
to look forward to. The present is
with us' only a few minutes then fu
ture is the time that is before us. Let
us give much thought to the educa
tion of our children. Germany's great
strength lay largely in the fact that
her men were educate^.: You edu
cate a mari and yau make him more
able, to think. While there are plenty
of splendid men without an educa
tion, lots of them have never been
educated until they were grown.
Abraham Lincoln for instance, was
not educated in his youth. When we
look upon this bunch of school chil
dren we know that they will soon he
the leaders in this country. If you are
the father or mother of any of these
don't spare a single effort, dollar, nor
any possible exertion that you might
, give them an education and keep
them in the schools as long as you
possibly can. Give them a better op
portunity than he had. Our future is
f going to depend largely upon our
r children, while we are living and tak
ing care of the present Educate your
child so that when you pass out o?
this world you can say "Take the bur
den on thy shoulders." Don't let your
child grow up in ignorance.
Now, there is one other thought
you have heard of the great old ex
pression "In union there is strength."
We want to say there must be union
in two ways.. There must be a union
in labor and a union in spirit. Rob
either of the other and you have no
union. Now, you have got two things,
you have labor on one hand and cap
ital'on the other. What is a man's
capital without labor and what is la
bor without capital? They are both
equally important as much as and as
dependent upon "one another as the
lungs in our body, even more so for
it is said that man can live a while
with only one lung. That is the way
the whole matter stands. Let us have
harmony always, live in harmony
with^ the people you work for and
with, and if you do that we will all
be a better people and a much better
It May Be a Blessing.
Senator Smith's pi'ediction that the
world will fac? a cotton shortage
next summer fits deduction logic from
every standpoint. With an average
crop of little more than one-third of
the bumper crops of some years past
it would seem plausible that the tex
tile industry alone will consume all
the supply that is now in sight, if it
keeps the spindles and the looms go
ing at a nurmal ratio from June to
On top , of this there are. indica
tions that normal or near normal ex
port trade will be resumed by that
period, and if this is correct, the sup
ply will have dwindled tb zero, prob
ably before the sun stands in midsky
in 1922. The small crop of this year,
added to the surplus which has accu
mulated, gives the world a limited
supply with which to meet its needs
during the next twelve months. The
one moat in the ointment at this
time, is that in the face of this low
supply, prices of the product still
flare around the prices of fat cotton
The South too often, particularly ?
the cotton grower has been forced to
sacrifice cotton by the acceptance of
impoverishing prices. This to a large
extent was caused by the farmer,
dumping his crop on the market, as
soon as it was gathered. Those able
to hold the staple which they had
bought at a low price, generally wax
ed rich by selling it when the in-t?
sight supply was low, or limited, at
a big profit. If anything were needed
to prove to the farmer of the South
the value of holding associations,vper
fected by the farmers themselves,
surely it would be this history.
It may be pointed out that the
same condition as . prevails in the
South's cotton belt today prevails in
the Kentucky burley tobacco heit. But
the tobacco growers have grown tired
of playing the goat forever and they
have been organized into a holding
marketing association almost to a
man. The campaign is just about fin
ished there. Hereaft?r, it is the inten
tion to set a reasonable and always
equitable and profitable price on the
tobacco, and then the farmers' own
association will finance all the mem
bers who need ready cash from their
We have not been able to see why
such a thing could not be done with
cotton. It is so with Florida and Cal
ifornia fruit, it will soon be so with
-tobacco. Is the cotton grower going
on forever, on a basis of going in
debt for supplies to make a crop and
then selling it at a losing figure in or
der to pay his creditors? The people
of the South, particularly, deserve
better treatment. But they will not
get it until they act themselves. Re
member, that the mother partridge
made light of the loud talk of the
wheat' grower, who was going to in
vite, or hire his neighbors to cut his
She told her brood to make them
selvesiat home as these reports were
made to her. \ Finally, when the
young partrides returned and told her
that the farmer told his sons: "Get
up by daylight. Come here ready with
me, to cut and bind this wheat. When
everybody fails us, we must act our
selves or starve." Then the mother
partridge said: "Children we shall
leave this field before sunrise tomor
rwo." The mora lis plain.-Columbia
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted. /
GEO. F. MIMS,
Eigefield. S. C.
By REV. H. OSTROM, D. D.
Extension Department, Moody
Bible Institute, Chicago.
TEXT.-And Bluing down they watched
him there.-Matt. 27:36.
Upon that word hinges a considera
tion outranking any other possible to.
man. The place
is outside the
temple-gate; lt is
on a cross is fas
tened the Son of
God. The record
states that "sit
ting down, the
is .of composure,
if not, also, indif
ference; at least,
It does not rise above crude amaze
ment. Man, sin-blinded and finite,
sits and stares.
It is of him who dies there that
Micah's prophecy, when referring to
the place of his lowly birth says.
"Whose goings forth are from eter
nity." The limitless past speeds its
tribute to that Cross, and the unmeas-i
ured future can have no glory without
it. Surely It claims of man something
more than sitting down and watching.
. For Jesus on that Cross Is between
eartli and heaven. As If earth had
passed him up and heaven could not
*et receive him. or cs if some mys
terious reason.had caused him to be
adjudged unfitted for either, there he
is suspended on the Cross.
"He was made sin for us who knew
no sin. that we might be made the
righteausness of God in Him"; "He
was made a curse for us"; "He died
the just for the unjust that he might
bring us to God."
There is the place of Love's wonder
work. There is the public explanation
of God's estimate of your sins and
mine. There is the counting out of
the price of liberty from the bond
slavery of sin.
There is He who came down to
earth and was "lifted up" ; hence, look
ing there, you see the ladder that con
nects earth with heaven
How long, how tiresomely long have
people sought that connecting ladder.
Like the telephone operator at the(
central office seeking to establish com
munication for us with our distant
friends, so has been the waiting and
trying of the millions seeking that
connecting ladder with heaven.
Struggling through the deeds, of the
law, or listening for the voices of the
dead, or torturing themselves with
physical suffering, they have sought
the way up In the dark.
But there it ls. His death on the
Cross provides the way, the sure way,
up to where He iovltes poor; !ost sin
ners, saying, "Come."
Could we but see in one short space
of time all that centers there, then
the soul accorded such a gaze-full'
would see wealth uncounted, wealth
indestructible, wealth eternal.
Looking there one would see the
mothless, rustless "riches of grace."
That gaze would result better than
the most promising markets of worldly
fortunes inherited, earned, possessed
and defended. They may fail. *But
what that gaze could claim would be
secure forever. It Is all. there. And
There we see ns if In letters of fire
the final word of Infinite wisdom on
how to rescue our souls.
Th er j could not be discovered or
presented any other way by which to
Reverently, let us say it, God can
find no other way. His angels or arch
angels working and investing through
countless ages could not rescue so
much as One lost soul.
And the project of Calvary will not
submit to explanation on the ground
of anything that human invention or
human effort could add to its value.
No. It's God's best. "There Is none
other name"; "In the fulness of time
God sent forth lils Son"; "how shall
vne*escape If we neglect so great salva
' The statement, "That whosoever be
lieveth in him might not perish"
places the "believing In" so over
against the "perislnng" that If words
are of any value to express truth, lt
is evident this Is the final word of how
God can save our souls.
Come then, come with me. Let us
center our attention there. AS?, soul I
rivers, are nol deep enough, or gar
dens beautiful enough, or mountains
high enough, or buildings costly
enough to classify as sacred there. It
Is He; It is He!
And there, and there alone do you*
find that the worth of your soul ls so
great that through his blood It ls ac
counted holy, and lt becomes the tem
ple, the shrine of the Holy Spirit.
O. find what ls your worth there.
Cleansed from sin by his most pre
cious blood, you become the shrine.
.Calvary never cheapens us. It con
demns us only to Justify us. The In
vestment made In us Is there. Yes,
we are there, And, there to be glori
Or.? Body, One Spirit
There ls one body*, and one Spirit,
even as ye are called In one hope of
your calling; one Lord, one faith, one
baptism, one God and Father of all.
who te abovi? nil. and through nil. and
In you R'V lint unte every one of na
lu gi *. gnre according ro the meas
ure of the gift of Christ-Ephesian):
4: 4-7. ' -
Others Named in Governor's
The office of governor seems to be
the focusing point for the vision o?
all political eyes in the state, all am
bitions seeming to be aimed at pres
ent at that office. Today new names
are mentioned in connection with
next year's race for the governor's
mansion, and already the list of pos
sible condidates is long. /
There is a persistent report in Co
lumbia to the effect that a movement
is oh foot in Greenville to put B. E.
Geer, former professor at Furman
and now a banker and cotton mill ex
ecutive, in the race for governor. Mr.
Geer's name is possibly the last to be
mentioned in "this connection. It is
stated that Greenville men are . en
thusiastic in their endorsement of Mr.
Geer as a possible candidate.
The name of United States Dis
trict Attorney Francis H. Weston, of
Columbia, has also been considered in
connection with the race, and it is
understood his friends have suggest
ed that he run.
State Senator George Washington
\yjghtman of Saluda, known as
"?Jattle Axe," because of his ruthless
attacks upon the governmental
expenditures, has definitely announc
ed that if he enters the arena he will
run for governor and he has indicat
ed that he intends to be in the race.
He stated in* Columbia recently, in
answer to the direct question ? as to
his candidacy, that he would run for
governor, unless some other strong
man entered the race on the same
platform as his.
Former Congressman Lever will
also' likely be a candidate, a? will al
so former Governor Blease, former
Lieut. Governor Bethea, former At
torney General Thos. H. Peeples,
and probably others. Among those
who are mentioned as possible candi
dates are Lieut... Governor Wilson G.
Harvey of Charleston; State Senator
J. H. Marion of Chester; Col. Holmes
B Springs, of Greenville; Henry C.
Tillman, of Greenwood; Senator
George L. Laney, of Chesterfield;
Mendel L. Smith of Camden; and W.
G. Querry, of the State tax commis
Lieut. Governor Harvey wants to
be governor, but if Gov. Cooper is
elected to the supreme court in Jan
uary, leaving the governorship for a
year to Mr. Harvey, then the present
lieutenant governor will not be in
the race next year, it is understood.
Mr. Qu?Vry states that he has not
reached any decision as to the race,
though he ir- being urged to run. Mr.
Quer?a is one of the best men of the
state and an authority on tax mat
ters. His platform would likely ,be tax
reform, an unpopular subject.' His
race would prove a great service to
the state, even though it meant the
sacrifice of the candidate.-Columbia
Mews Letter From Kirksey.
. There isn't very much improve
ment in the weather for November.
Miss Grave Verner was a visitor
Friday and Saturday with her pa
rents in Richland, S. C.
Mrs. W. S. McDowell of Kirksey
is spending a few weeks with her son,
Mr. J. S. McDowell of Greenwood.
Btr. J. D. Ouzts of Ninety Six was
a visitor of Mr. Serenus McDowell
of Meeting Street last week-end.
Miss Grace Ouzts of Pleasant Lane
visited her sister, Mrs. T. L. Pardue
of Kii-ksey last week.
Miss, Viola Robertson entertained
a number of her friends with a de
lightful birthday party Saturday
We gladly welcome Mr. Earl Ouzts
and' family back to Kirksey again.
Mrs. C. B. Ouzts was shopping in
Misses Gell Wood, Ethel and Alma
Long of Ninety Six visited Miss Viola
Robertson last week-end.
Mr. Ben Dorn is a business fellow
in Kirksey section. He makes his
rounds every Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. E. T. Chappell of Kirksey was
a visitor in Johnston Monday.
Miss Annie Timmerman of Pleas
ant Lane visited Miss Gladys Rob
ertson of Kirksey section last week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Ouzts were
visitors in Greenwood last week.
Mr. Bruce Cheatham of Epworth
was in kirksey section Saturday.
Mr. C. W. Ouzts of Columbia vis
ited Kirksey last Sunday.
Mr. Serenus McDowell of Meeting
Street is spending a few days in
Ninety Six. .
Mr. Will Burnett is a visitor here
for a few days.
Miss Emma McClure is visiting her
sister, Mrs. J. D. Timmerman of Wig
gins, for a while.
STRAYED: A fine young Jersey
heifer, butt-headed, strayed from
my premises about the first of No
vember. Any information will be
appreciated. I have for sale a steer
four years old.
11-9 M. C. PARKER.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN 1920
Cost Was About Twice as Much as in
1917 on Account of Distinct
Shortage of Lahor. .
(Prepared by the 'u. S. Department of
Every kind of road -cost about twice
as much to build in 1020 as it did in
1917, according to the chief of the
bureau of public roads, United States
Department of Agriculture, and high
way construction suffered more than
any other class of work through rail
road congestion, strikes, labor troubles
and material shortages. 1
After the war there was a great
public demand for Improved roads.
Many roads had been seriously dam
aged by war traffic, and it appeared
that tile return of men from military
service would provide an abundance
of labor. The army of laborers which
was expected to apply for the work
did not, however, materialize. On the
contrary, there was i' distinct shortage
Well Kept Roadside Where Weeds
Are Controlled by Frequent
of labor, and wages reached the high
est levels attained in the history of
the country. In 1917, competent labor
could be secured for from $1.50 to $3
per day, but the corresponding wages
In 1920 were from $3 to $5 for a short
er day's work.
In proportion to this demand there
was also a pronounced scarcity of con
struction materials. Sand, gravel,
stone, and cement, and materials com
monly used in road work Increased in
price between. 1917 and 1920 from ??O
to 100 per cent. Naturally, these in
creases in cost were reflected in the
prices paid to contractors for road
work. Gravel ^roads Increased from
$4,535 to $7,250 per mile; concrete
from $21,165 to upward of $40,000 per
mile, and brick roads from $33,000 to
$55,000 per mile.
As funds available for road con-.
struction are largely limited by stat
ute, or by the returns from taxation,
a majority of the states this year have
deliberately withheld work, the plans
for which hail been completed, until
they could obtain a greater return for
SCOTS USED FIRST MACADAM
Resident of Ayrshire Made His First
Experiments About 1814
Roads Now Common.
Macadam* roads are so common In
America that national pride may well
lead us to look upon them as a do
But John MacAdam was a Scot, resi
dent in Ayrshire, where he made his
first experiments 'about 1814. accord
ing to the New York Sun. Five years
later'the first public roads were laid
with the pavement and a grateful par
liament awarded the inventor a grant
In 1827, after the new pavement
had been thoroughly tested, MacAdam
was made surveyor general of all
metropolitan roads in and about Lon
don and the use of his method became
general throughout ,the United King
HARDING LAUDS GOOD ROADS
President In First Message to Con
gre&8 Deplores. Money Wasted in
In no uncertain terms, President
Harding expressed his opinion of the
automobile, motor transport and good
roads In his tirst message to congress.
He said: "The motorcar has beccme
an Indispensable Instrument In our po
litical, social and Industrial life. ^. . .
1 know of nothing more shocking than
the millions of public funds wasted In
Improved highways-wasted because
there ls no policy of ^maintenance.
Highways must be patrolled and con
Hens Vary In Weight.
Kgg-produciog hens vary in weight,
the average being about four pounds.
The principal breeds of egg producers
are the Leghorns, the Wyandottes. the
i'lymouth Bocks, the Rhode Island
Reds and thti ?Vtinorcas.
Work ls World Wide.
Road construction and maintenance
have bccone world wide as well as
prov!?icprcblems and foreign gov
ernments are doing much woik to
ward highway development.
ARE BEST FOR SHEEP
From IO to 14- Days ls Lonf
Enough on Same Ground.
Basis of 1 Acre to 25 Animals Is Moro
Satisfactory Than Seeding Larger,
Areas-Smaller Lots Ars
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
For health and for economical ose
of the pasturage it is undesirable to
keep sheep on the same ground more
than from ten to fourteen days, say
specialists of the United States De
partment of Agriculture, in discussing
the question of raising sheep on tem
porary pastures. The most generally
Sheep Are Valuable Weed Destroyers
and Will Keep Fence Rows, Road
ways and Waste Places Clean.
useful size of lot ls one acre to 25
sheep. This area, on an average, fur
nished In experiments 14 days* feed.
Arranging the size of lots on the
basis of one acre to 25 sheep is more
satisfactory than seeding larger areas
and using hurdles to permit advance
to fresh feed each day. Less labor is
necessary, and by going to entirely
new ground after ten or twelve days
the danger of picking up parasite
laFvae on ground grazed over earlier
is prevented. With a one-acre lot for
25 ewes, or correspondingly larger
ones >or larger flocks, it ls an added
advantage if their length ls two or
three times the breadth.
With a heavy crop of forage that
would last longer than was considered
safe to hold the flock on the same
ground, a short piece of cross fence
can readily be put down to divide the
pasture into two parts. The smaller
lots are also 'convenient with purebred
flocks to provide for the separate pas
turing of smaller lots of ram and
Movable fencing is not likely to be
satisfactory for the outside-lqt fences
unless the whole area to be used lies
In a long strip with side fences, when
only two end pieces need to be In place
at one time for the ground being
STANDARDS FOR CONTAINERS
Hamper, Round-Stave Basket and
Market or Splint Basket Lack
, In Uniformity.
Three important shipping containers
In need of standardization at the pres
ent time are the hamper, the round
stave basket, and the market or splint
basket, say specialists of the bureau
of markets,- United States Department
of Agriculture. Investigations In all
parts of the United Sl?ates where these
packages are used have shown a seri
ons lack of uniformity in capacity,
shape and strength which could be cor
rected hy the adoption of standards
which have been prepared by the bu
reau of markets.
These standards have been written
Into a bill, H. R. 4900 now before con
gress. Its adoption should go a long
way toward eliminating the 15 styles
and sizes of round-stave baskets, 25
styles and sizes of splint baskets as
well as the 50 styles and sizes of
hampers. The bill provides for five sizes
of splint baskets, 4, 8, 12, 16 and 24
quarts; five sizes of round-stave bas
kets %-bushel, %-bushel, 1-bushel, 1%
bushel and 2-bushel, and six sizes of
hampers, 8, 16, 20, 32 and two styles
for 48 quarts.
KILL GREEN CABBAGE WORMS
Arsenate of Lead Spray Will Prove
Satisfactory to Destroy
, Various Insects.
The green cabbage worm can be
killed with an arsenate of lead spray
tn which laundry soap has been mixed
to make lt adhere to the leaves. This
treatment will also kill the cabbage ,
looper and other cabbage worms.
Nicotine sulphate or kerosene emulsion
and soap should be used against the
harlequin cabbage bug and plant lice
MANURE,PRODUCED ON FARM
Dairy Cows Lead All Other Animals
Yielding 8.5 Tons Yearly
Goats Give Least
Under farm conditions it ls esti
mated that the following amounts of
manure may be saved each year from
mature animals: Horse, five tons;
dalry cows, 8.5 tons; other cattle,
four tons; sheep and goats, 0.4 txk%
and hogs, 0.6 ton.