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For Our Next Poste f== Big Se n sat ion. y?y>
We are certainly pleased witt* the way yon Have attended our //ale; and what is of great importance to tia, the lavish
way in which you have purchased our Merchandise at these u\le prices.
We are sending you another poster of still greater Cut-in-lPri "es, and expect to see you again next weeR. This Sale
is now the talK of the countryside, and will be remembered for y i?ars to come. Don't fail to ?ell your friends of the
wonderful bargains they can get at our store during this Sale of sales. Our customers tell us that this is the first Sale
at which they have had the chance to buy goods at these low prices. (Signed) EDGAR ALLYN COLE,
"The Man in Charge,"
(For) MITCHELL <SL REEDER, Westminster, S. C.
FOR BACK Y AF
Plan of a Simple Bae
(Prepared br the United SUtea Depart
ment Ot Agriculture.)
Plano and packing bpxee can be
successfully converted into adequate
backyard poultry houses, but many
owners of small flocks prefer a build?
lng erected especially foy the purpose,
because lt usually presents a better
appearance In the back yard. For
such, poultry specialists ot tba United
States Department of Agriculture
suggest plans for a poultry house of
the shed Or a?uj/e-r?o? type ihu? wiU
make a small flock comfortable and
be neat tn appearance.
This building ls 8 hy 8 feet square,
and ls 6 feet high In front and 4 feet
high in the rear. The house may be
made higher with little extra cost and
would be more convenient to work io.
Tho venilla tor tn the rear ls not need?
ed in th? northern part of the country.
The roof is covered with roofing pa*
per. The same material may be used
on the sides or If desired the cracks
may be covered with wooden strips
three lachee wide. S neb a house is
large enough for a flock of 20 hens.
Dry Fleer ft Nsossslty.
If the soil ls well drained and re
mains dry no floor need be used tn
the house. Often a slight dampness
can be corrected by filling up the floor
several Inches above the outside
ground with sand, gravel, or dry dirt
Three or four inches of the surface of
the floor should be removed1 and re
placed with fresh earth once or twice
a year. The run should Ive spuded up
at least once a year. If the ground
is so wot or damp that this condition
cannot bo corrected by filling, It is
best to pr?vido a board floor, as this
will help to keep the houso dry, will
allow easier, cleaning, and will pro
mote the general beult li and welfare
of the hens. A houso with a board
floor should bo sol on posts or blocks,
so that it is 5 to 12 Inches above the
ground. When tilla space ts left tho
floor will not rot so quickly and rats
will not bo so likely to take refuge
under the house.
The dropping boards and roosts
should' be plnced against the back
wall. Hore they aro out of the wny
and also aro least likely to be reached
by draftB. The dropping boards
should be about 20 to 30 Inches from
tho floor, depending on tho height of
the building. This gives space enough
under them so that the hens have
room to exercise and is not toe bl gi.
for the hoavlor hens to fly up to. Tho
roosts should ho 8 or 4 Inches above
the dropping boards. If moro than a
single roost hi used, they should be
on the same level; otherwise all the
hens will try to crowd upon tba hign
ett roost A piece of fl by 4 o*r 2 by
tD POULTRY FLOCK
kyard Poultry HOUM.
8, laid on edge and with the upper
4*>rners rounded off, makes a good
I roost. A pole, or even a piece of
boord 2 or 8 Inches wide, may be
used. If tho roost la of light material
and fairly long, it should ne support
ed tn the center, ss well as at the
edda, to prevent lt from sagging bad*
SAn allowance of T to 10 Inches
roost space per fowl, according to
the size of the birds, should be made.
If more than coe roost hi used, they
should be placed about IB indies
P ravid* 8 Imp le Nesta.
Nests must be provided and may be
very simple? Atty box about 1 foot
sqr.ari aird 0 or 0 Inches deep ls
suitable. An ordinary orange box
with the partition th the middle
ferres very well, each box forming
twa dents. The top ls removed, the
box laid On Ito side, and a strip 8
to 4 inches wide nailed across the
lower front Heats can be fastened
against the walls of the house or set
on the floor. It ls preferable to fasten
them against the walls, as they take
too much floor space If set on the
floor. One nest should he provided
for each four or five hens.
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Information secured from ap
ple-market investigations by
\ tho United States Department
of Agriculture Indicate that rel
atively low prices lo large crop
years In Ute beginning of tho
season make for quick move
ment and rapid consumption,
with the natural result of bet
tor season avorages; th ut mar
keting of Inferior grados along
with gooa fruit In lurge crop
yours ie not profitable; that tho ?
offectlvo operation of grade and
package laws may bo countod !
upon to old In stabilizing ap
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IMPORTANCE OF APPEARANCE
Potatoes Gultablo for Daking Wrapped
In Paper ?nd Graded Brina
The package in which a product ls
sold has much, to do With its sale. A
New York farmer found lt profitable
to grade and wr?p In paper potatoes
suitable for baking purposes. He got
a better price for them and a.Iso some
advertisement which sold ?ftrer prod?
for QUEEN of ]
OCONEE COUNTY'S MOST A1TH
WOMAN WILL BE SENT TC
SOCIAL GAYETY DUH
Who will represent Oconee county
In the contest for Queen of Palmn
festa (Palmetto State Festival), to
be held In the Capital City March 27
to April 2d? By means of a popular
retina contest through local news
papers during the hexi four weokai
candidates will be chosen from each
county in South Carolina, who nlll
go to Columbiu as the guests of tho
Palinajfosta Association, which or
ganization will defray all expenses,
including railroad transportation,
hotol bills and entertainment. The
young women will be chaperoned by
prominent Columbia society folks,
I and will feature in a week of enter
1 tainment and social gayety which
promises to rival the famous Now
Orleans Mardi Gras. During the week
an oloctlon will be hold in Columbia
to determine the most attractive and
popular young woman from among
the delegates assembled from the va
rious counties. The winner of tho
contost will be proclaimed Queen of
Palmafesta, and will be awarded a
grand prize, consisting of the finest
apparel obtainable. One of the load
ing moving picture companies will
film the queen and her entire court,
and >thls specially selected galaxy
of South Carolina beauties will be
QUKKIf OF I
Tho Kcowee Courier, Walhalla. S. 0
My choice for Queen of Palmafesta
(Tills ('(ntpon good for ono vote. A
tion to Tlie Keowco Courier wUl en
ROCK HILL MAN IS KILLED
By Motor Truck, Which Struck His
Bicycle as Ho Journeyed' Home.
Rock HUI, S. C., Fob. ii.-C. V.
Hardin, local freight, agent for tho
Southern Raliway, was instantly kill
ed shortly aftor noon to-day when he
was struck by an automobile truck
driven by Sam Pursloy. The accl
dont occurred at tho corner of Main
and Rold stroots, Mr. Hardin being
en route homo on bis blcyclo to din
ner. Tho truck was also going down
East Main stroet and pullod to the
middle to pass Just as Mr. Hardin
turned to loavo tho main thorough
fare. Mr. Pursloy idiot tho truck in
to Reid stroot to avoid a collision,
whon tho roar wheel struck tho curb
ing and dashod tho roar end of tho
truck across tho stroot, striking Mr.
Hardin and hounding clear of tho op
posite sidowalk. The injurod man
was rushed to a hospital, but died
within a few minutes. Two men In
the truck with Pursley stated that
?ACTIVE AM) POPULAR YOUNG
> COM Ai . ? FOR WEEK OF
UNO WK! iv UMBRAGING
i TO A Pilli, '.rd.
sent fai 1 wide via tho movie
scier lo advertise the Palmetto
P??nl a fes ta ls to be ' an annual
sprint, evi nt, held in tho Capital
Cit) MI? entertainment of all tho
[)0op^ of South Carolina, it will bo
a wook ot many and varied attrac
tions lbelud,inK the State-wide auto
mobil? isbuW and other equally at
In oirdei to secure the rrjst popu
lar ?ung woman in Oconee county
an candidate for Queen of Palma
fest f there ls printed below a popu
larity voting coupon, which is to be
fillet.', ?nt and mailed as per instruc
tion; DUtatned therein. Voting cou
pons ill bo printod in each issue of
The ?urier up to and including the
issn' tl March 9th, as the votes will
be ut'- mbieri and counted on the 12th
of M ob (Saturday), and ia the fol
lowing ; .?'>! e the result of tho coupon
votin contest will be published aud
the v utter for Oconee made known.
Thor ) will be no restriction upon
thc nu nher of votes each person may
ca?v. !vor>' coupon clipped from this
pap er 8 good for one vote, and each
yen-' paid-in-advance subscription
to Vh< Courier will entitle the sub
script to 100 votes.
Yea? ; Pal d-ln-Ad vance Subscrlp
title Un Subscriber to loo Votes.)
he ' ?oin g at a moderate rate of
N inrdln, Who is survived by his
wlf 'd two children, carno hero
fron. partan burg to become local
age at for tho Southorn, bolng pro
mot vi ron? the Spartanburg ofTice.
Cor"?: McCorklo hold an inquest
to-nig! . the vordlct of tho Jury be
ing tl ?. Mr. Hardin came to his
den? h na a result of being acciden
tally uck by an automobile driven
by M 'ursloy.
"Elderly married men have a pretty
har?t tilde of lt. Their wives care for
tb Ji no lerner, and pretty girls ac
tual j leeplse jthem."
Tho . peaker was George Ade. Be
wei ' on :
Mfn thc lounfce of a fashionable ree
tau I overheard one night a low
vole^ ' Onvers?itlon between an elderly
roared man abd his wife.
?/Bill,' the wife hltaed, 'I don't like
the waj you tobfced at that girl In the
ootv-Mf * ?ua yVUbw gown.'
"'Well.' sst? Bill savagely, .ah?
dldh t either,'*
LAST NOTICIO TO THE SCHOOLS.
Hequost for Data Regarding Those
Who Have Not Boon Attending.
To all those who are Interested In
the Attendance of Children on the
Public Schools of Oconoe:
This is tho third and last caM. I
want the teachers of each school to
get up all those delinquents that
have not been to school, and when I
come 1 will take that list and go to
tiio nearest trial justice and mako
the parents or guardlaus show why
the children aro not attending.
I have been lenient and have dono
all I could to persuade those that
have not sont their children to school
and now i must carry out tho law as
it is on the statuta books.
ii the trial Justice lets you off,
then 1 will bo relieved; if ho lines
you, I will be relieved also. *
I bogan my rounds for the last
time on Monday of this week, Fob.
7th, and will continue until I have
traversed the whole county.
I must have sufficient excusos be
fore I will let anybody off. It is a
downright shame that we have to
chase our brother in the flesh to
bring him to the light of civiliza
tion. Oh, if I only had the power
from above to bring them to a sense
of duty in order to make good citi
The time is coming when this
county will bo called upon for lead
ership of the State-men who will be
able to stand the test-women who
will be able to stand the test. Some
body's boy or girl will be called upon
to serve. Let's work and pray for one
of our boys or girls to take courage
and make the effort.
! If, as a servant of tue people as
attendance officer, I can cause some
boy to become a Charles Haden
Spencer or a John Wesley, or some
other groat man, or a girl to become
a Frances Willard, lt would be worth
while for Oconee to have an attend
I thank the trustees and teachers
of Oconee county for the co-operation
they "have given me.
Let us all work together for tho
good of our county.
Respectfully, J. R. Plyler,
Attendance Officer, Oconee Co.
SENATOR REPORTS "NOHMAL,"
Though Stronuous Days Aro Hoing
Passed in Legislativo Halls.
Columbia, Feb. 7.-Editor Kooweo
Courier: This morning Ands us at
thc Capitol and in normal condition,
although wo aro having some strenu
ous days in tho legislative halls in
South Carolina. Sovoral bills have
come up this wook of Stato-wido na
turo-one bill especially, that to
abolish tho Board of Public Welfare.
This bill has created quito a sensa
tion in tho Senate, and has boon ably
debatod from many anglos. A voto
was taken last night on tho bill, and
the vote resulted In retaining tho
Wo havo a bill coming up to-day
to abolish tho South Carolina Tax
Commission. This bill will be hotly
contostod, as some men who wero in
favor of this commission a few years
ago have boon hit very hard hy this
commission. It looks as if tho com
mission will be abolished.
Mr. Dalton has introduced a bill
requiring tho railroads to put in cer
tain ander-passes at tho town of
Seneca, This being a purely local
CIGAR WORKERS CALL STRIKE,
OA*-Government Lost 'Much In Rev
enue During Progress of Strike
Tampt, Ela., Feb. 5.-Jose Munoz,
secretary of the Joint assembly board
representing union cigar makers here
numbering 13,000, stated to-day that
the strike of workers had been ondod
by a referendum vote begun yester
day. The strike has been In progress
for almost ton months.
He denied that the vote hud been
taken at the request of the inter
national officials, saying it had been
ordered by the advisory board be
cause of the increasing difficulties in
obtaining fonds with which to sup
port :hc strikers. Ho expected all oC
thom to return to work by the mid
dle of next, week Tho strike ls said
to have been one of the bardent
fought In yours. It was called April
14th, 1920, when certain reforms In
the agreement between manufactur
ers and employees were refused by
tho former. They announced an open
shop policy would be maintained.
Representatives of the labor de
partment at Washington and inter
national headquarters at New York
were sent hore to offer their good
offices in settling the strike, but all
were refused. It is estimated that
the strike cost the government $1,
500,000 in revenue alone.
Many of the strikers returned to
Cuba, some obtained employment in
the phosphate mines near here, and
others opened small cigar factories
in nearby towns.
About four months ago the local
board of trade announced lt would
support the manufacturers' open pol
icy and would hold international rep
resentatives hore responsible for al
leged Intimidation of workers seek
ing re-employment. As a result the
representatives asked the Governor'
to declare the olty under martial law,
but this was refused.
The manufacturers then obtained
an injunction against the union men
to prevent alleged intimidation, and
since that time the strikers have been
steadily returning to work, it is said.
The vote officially announced was
2,114 in favor of ending the strike,
and 1,054 against.
Supper at Wost Union School House.
Tho West Union R. S. I. A. will
have a box supper at tho school house
In West Union on Tuosday night.
Fob. 22d. The proceeds will be used
In tho best way wo soo flt. Public
is invited to attend.
Pearle Whlto, Socrotary.
bill I soo no reason why it should not
Senator Wightman has introduced
a bill to abolish tho State Highway
Commission and devolve its dutlea
upon the Socrotary of State and tho
Clorks of Court of tho various coun
ties. This bill has boon reported un
A bill bas boon Introduced to abol
ish tko offico of school attendanco
officers and to Impose the duties of
tho same upon tho trustees of tho
schools. This bill will come up to
morrow for a third reading.
All of the county dolgations have>
boon very busy this wook getting up
supply bills for their respective coun
Hoping to hear from "Cousin Billy
Fennell" and any one elso who may
see flt to write to me, I am,
Yours truly, W. P. Mason.