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Piedmont Section Mills Not
.Charlotte, N. C., Aug.30.-While
the possibility of an enforced shut
down of many textile mills in the
Carolinas within the next two or
three weeks loom larger daily, most
of the mills in the Piedmont section
of the two states operate exclusively
on hydro electric power and there
fore are not menaced by the scarcity
of fuel, according to men familiar
with the situation.
Many of the mills operated by
hydro-electric power use some coal,
but comparatively little, it is pointed
out. Of this class is the Chadwick
Hoskins 'company's large chain of
mills. E. C. Dwelle, secretary of this
company, said tonight that their
plants have enough coal on hand to
last only two or three weeks .Accord
ing to Winston E. D. Adams, secre
tary of the 9merican Cotton Manu
facturers' Association, this condition
is typical of that of the electrically
driven mills of this section generally.
It was said by the officials that
virtually no coal is being ^received
by any mills in this section, and un
less the situation is relieved some
what in the next week or two cur
tailment of operation on the part of I
many mills will be necessary. Only
one mill, the Lancaster cotton mills,
of Lancaster, S. C., thus far has been
reported closed on account . of the
coal shortage. This company employs
around 1,500 workers. It closed last
It was pointed out that of the 1,
000 or more textile plants of all
kinds in the two Carolinas, 343,
mostly in the Piedmont sections, use
hydro-electric power exclusively,
while 295 use steam power only, and
262 use both electric and steam pow
er, according to the latest available
No general shutdown of electrical
ly driven plants is expected, accord
ing to local textile workers.
Set Some Pecan Trees This
Wherever cotton grows, some pa
pershell pecans should be planted.
A good place to plant them is near
the edge of the yard or barnyard. Pe
cans thrive in places of this kind,
and where one is planting only a f ?w
trees for home use, no better place,
as a rule can be selected than about
the edge of the yard or barnyard
where moist conditions are likely to
There are many good varieties of j
pecans, the leaders of which are
probably Schley, Stuart, Delmas,
Success, and Moneymaker.
Secure the catalogues of nursery
men and seedsmen. Study them care
fully because they contain a great
deal of worthwhile information, as
well as prices on the products offer
ed for sale.
Don't cultivate the orchard too
late. Keep in mind that late cultiva
tion means that the wood will be
kept growing late, and this may re
sult in injuring the wood by cold du
ring the winter. All cultivation
saould have ceased before this, but
if it hasnt already stopped, stop it
Orchards, as a rule, should have
some cover crop on the ground du
ring the winter. This is especially
true of young orchards where the
ground is not already comparative
ly rich. Usually some leguminous
crop like bur clover, crimson clover,
or vetch is desirable, but if for any
reason one is not in position to plant
a leguminous cover crop, then use
wheat, rye or oats, but one should
b e very careful not to allow these
grains to mature, or to grow to any
height the following \ season. Chop
them and turn them ? under. Other
wise too much of the moisture will
be taken from the ground and in
jure the trees.
A whole lot has been said about
fruit tree agents, both good and bad
but mostly bad. This is not fair for
literally thousands of fruit trees all
over the south that never would have
been there, had it not been for the
fruit tree agent.There are, however,
some fruit tree agents who are noth
ing more nor less than "flim-flam
artists," and one should be on the
lookout for these. It is a pleasure for
us to say, however, that we ari fully
convinced that the majority of the
so-called fruit tree agents are relia
ble men. Just be sure of the man you
are dealing with and then go ahead.
-Progressive Farmer. I
"Scrap Iron "
I am commencing to buy scrap
iron now, but can not pay over 15cts.
per 100 cwt.
8-30-2t. M. .A. Taylor.
WANTED: A teacher for the
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8-15 Cleora, S. C.
ONE-MAN ROAD GRADER PAYS
Profitable Plan for Farmers In Com*
munity to Get Together and Pur
Once two teams of horses and at
least two men used to be required to
?evel and grade roads. Now we have
the one-man machine, which does the
job in half the time and never gets
tired. Like all modem devices of this
nature, it ls, of course, driven by gaso
The Bingle operator manipulates all
the levers that control the cutting
blades and also takes care of ,the en
gine. All the controls are placed at
If you live in a community where lt
ls the custom for each man to con
Gatoline-Oriven Device Saves Time
tribute his share of labor toward keep
ing the roads In condition, It will pay
the men of the neighborhood to get
together and purchase a one-man road
grader and reduce the time and labor
ordinarily necessary for this task.
Popular Science Monthly.
BETTER ROADS HELP BABIES
Farm Is Made More Accessible to
Doctor and Nurse-Danger In
Travel Is Reduced.
It may seem a long way from good
roads to better babies, and yet the
two are closely connected.
America has a great rural popula
tion, throughout which babies are be
ing born every day.
These babies and their mothers
need care, the visii of the nurse, the
sen-ices of the physician, often of the
surgeon, and how are they to have it
if between lie miles of road impassable
alike to automobile or buggy?
Of what use ls the little hospital at
the county seat if the woman whose
life depends upon its care cannot be
taken there swiftly and comfortably?
What difference does It make that
the town physician may be a very wiz
ard ot treating diphtheria, If long be
fore he can arrive at the farra the lit
tle throat has been closed by the
deadly film, or the little heart stopped
by the depressant poison?
Medical and surgical honors are
generally claimed for the city-when
as a matter of fact the country doctor
ls often possessed of a skill as com
plete as his heart is big.
Make the farm accessible to the doc
tor and nurse, make the hospital and
the health center accessible to the
farm. Nature and skill will do the
THIN ROADS ARE EXPENSIVE
Ordinary Rock Surface Under Motor
Traffic Coming in Next
MacAdam was years ahead of his
age and years behind this one. The
builders of the Appian Way knew
more about building a road for a mo
tortruck than MacAdam, strange as It
may appear. It ls the general opinion
among road builders-an opinion
greatly quickened and altered by the
war-that the light stone road, be lt
surfaced or oil treated In what way
you will. Is not the road to build in
the face of an avalanche of motor
trucks that ls coming in the next few
years. The motorcar brought oil to
the road as a necessity. The water
bond, which worked so well with iron
tires and iron shod hoofs, ls useless
against the suction of the pneumatic
tire. But the oiled stone road that
holds the 3,000-pound car with ease
will not carry the five-ton truck-and
The railroad builders have found
that for heavy traffic lt pays to use
the heaviest steel rails, the finest wood
for ties and the best broken stone,
and plenty of lt, for ballast.
Vegetables in Fall Garden.
It should be remembered that prac
tically all vegetables grown In the
spring garden can be grown also In
the fall garden, and such vegetables
seeds as were left over from spring
plantings may be used In the fall.
No Doubt of Need.
There Isn't any doubt about the
need for nore and better roads when
automct)r.es and trucks are the only
means of bringing food no your city
Forgive Us Our Debts
Around the world resounds the
cry to cancel debts. In tones vary
ing from the plaintive to the bellig
erent, the nations are demanding
that the obligations they owe be end
Russia says she can do nothing un
til her debts are waived. Germany's
industrial future, it is said by Ger
mans, is black with clouds of indem
nities which the Versailles Treaty
imposed upon it. England, speaking
through the mouth of Ealr Balfour,
demands the cancellation of debts.
France is astounded that the United
States fails to implore the privilege
of marking paid on the bills which
that imperial republic owes us.
"Forgive us our debts," pray and
demand the nations of the world, but
they somehow fail .to add, "as we
forgive our debtors."
The nations are correct in ascrib
ing their governmental ills to their
debts. Debts impose upon individ
uals and countries alike a financial
and mental depression, which dulls
ambition, discourages enterprise,
and halts progress. Interest and us
ury are ' self-rising burdens.
Each nation desires to have its
own debts written off. But it shows
no sign of writing off those owed to
it. The wise financiers in the United
Sates reason that the opportunity
for American business in Europe
would be immeasurably increased if
the debt burden were lifted from the
governments of those nations, which
in turn could then lift the taxation
burden from the struggling peoples.
But those same financiers make no
suggestion of wiping clean the slate
of war profits still owed to them.
The United States owes the per
sons who hold its war obligations
something more than twenty billion
dollars. The United States holds ob
ligations of foreign governments for
something less than half of that a
mount. How willing the United
States government would be to for
give the debts owed it, if by the
same token the holders of all the
United States bond's should simulta
neously send them to the Treasury
Department, marked paid! And how
wiling, too, would be the majority
of individual holders of Liberty
bonds and other government obliga
tions to cancel them, if in turn their
own several private debts were can
Public and private debts, the
world around, if it were possible to
set them off against each other,
would cancel with comparatively lit
tle inequity. But for the United
States to cancel its credits ' arid re
tain its debts is so palpably unfair
that the wonder is any nation would
dare suggest it. For a holder of a
government bond to cancel that cred
it, and still be obligated for debt he
has incurred, brings the chain of in
equity right down to the individual.
Were cancellation of all debts in
the world possible, it would bring a
year of jubilee. But for the United
States government to cancel the
debts of a European power, debts
which in the last analysis are owed
to each person in the United States,
offend all sense of fairness.-Dear
The Gentle Art of Mak ing Out
In Tiffin, Ohio, says F. P. A. in
the New York Tribune, there is a
tailor who has had a few garage re
pair bills. The other day the garage
man had the tailor sew on a button.
The next day he got this bill:
To sewing on button -L_.15
Labor 1-4 hour_- __.30
Removing old thread __ - __.07
Labor 1-8 hour_ - ..15
Labor 1-6 hour___20
Payment of Taxes Deferred.
Columbia, S. C., Aug. 31.-Walter
E. Duncan, comptroller general, to
day postponed payment of taxes un
til September 15th. The statute
gives the comptroller general au
thority to do this when the governor
concurs. Governor Harvey today a
greed and the order was insued.
The last session of the general
session deferred payment of taxes
last being 8 per cent with Septem
ber 1st. the final date for payment.
Consequently sheriffs tomorrow
would have been called upon to make
with a sliding scale of penalties, thc
exercutions for all unpaid taxes.
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WARREN & CANTELOU.
DISINFECTING DOES NOT KILL
Feinting Roosts and Dropping Boards
of No Value in Destroying
(Prepared by the IJnited States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
There have been many advocates of
the theory that chicken lice can be
killed by painting the roosts and drop
ping boards or the whole interior of
the poultry house with various oil mix
tures, the idea being that the vapors
or gases arising from these points
penetrate the feathers of the roosting
fowls and kill the lice. This method
has been given a very extensive, trial
by specialists of the United States De
partment of Agriculture, and not one
of the 42 different preparations tested
was found to he of any value. These
Dusting ls Most Satisfactory Method
of Killing Vermin.
the following ingredients: Phenols, tar
oils, hydrocarbon oils, creosote oil,
carbon dlsulphid, wood-tar distillate,
benzol, nitrobenzene, naphthalene, an
thracene oil, and pyridine.
In these experiments the roosts and
dropping boards or the whole interior
of the house were thoroughly painted
or sprayed just before the fowls went
to roost, and all doors, windows, and
ventilators were closed during the first
night Five badly infested fowls were
used in each test, and at the end of
one week examination was made for
living lice. Although an occasional
dead louse was found on the dropping t
boards, In no case was the treatment
of any practical value. Since many ;
of these preparations were found to
be effective when used as fumigants
in small boxes, it ls apparent that the
Ineffectiveness of house treatment is
due to the fact that the fumes do not
become concentrated enough to kill the
lice. Tests were also made with lime
sulphur applied in the same way ; this
also was found to be of no value.
GIVE CHICKENS FREE RANGE
Growing Fowls Are Enabled to Obtain
Quantities of Bugs, Worms,
Green Feed, Etc.
When the garden crops have reached
. maturity or are far enough developed
to suffer little damage from chickens
the flock should be given free range.
There are times in late summer and j
early fall when the benefit received |
by the poultry will exceed the slight i
Injury some garden products may in- I
Free range enables growing chick- ,
ens to obtain quantities of green feed,
bugs, worms ?nd other things. The j
chickens therefore require less grain |
and are less liable to sickness or dis- I
ease. Exercise and ability to range
for even a few hours a day ls bene
ficial to a flock that has been kept |
in confinement during spring and early j
summer. . |
CONTROL OF LICE AND MITES ?
Dust Bath Will Aid Materially, but |
Should Not Be Depended |
While it Is well to provide a good |
dust bath for chickens, it cannot be
depended upon for louse and mite I
control, say specialists of the United
States Department of Agriculture. It
ls far better to eradicate the pests
completely. The main difficulty about <
depending upon dust baths is thal :
some fowls seldom dust themselves,
and those , which dust freely nevei
completely free themselves of Ice. lae
dust bath should be kept under cover J
and may consist of fine road dust with ]
coal ashes added. ]
WATCH HATCHING DUCK EGGS ?
Care Must Be Taken That Emptv
Shells Do Not Telescope Over '
Eggs Just Pipped. 1
When hatching duck eggs under fi 1
hen, watch the eggs while ducklings
are 'hatching and remove empty shells
from the nest at once. Sometimes <
empty shells telescope over eggs Jus! <
pipped, causing the* death of the un
hatched duckling. If the hen Is at all
nervou.". and Inclined to tramp on th?
duck'li^j, it is well to remove then
as,soon as hitched to a warm lined
basket until all are hatched, ^
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Examinations at the county sea
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Friday, July 7, at 9 a. m. Subjects
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American history, algebra and plam
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