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* .COUSIN BILLIE" TALKS A FEW
Stanzas-Tolls What ho Would Have
Dono If In Senator's Placo.
Westminster, Fob. 19, 1921.
My Dear Cousin Legislature:
I am a little late lu answering
your last letter, but have been kinder j
buBy one way and another, and Just
put it off until Huw.
I wish you would hand this note
to Senator Mason for me. Will you, ;
please? You may read lt If you want
to, but don't toll any ono what ls in
Dear Proston: I soo by the paper
(Courier) that you and a crowd of
men mot In the Court House recently
to discuss "Taxation and Economy,"
which wns a big subject. Taxation
covers tho entire globo, and there ls
no such a creation as economy. I
have heard tell of lt, but havo uevor
seen any of lt exposed anywhere. (I
wasn't pr?sent when tho meeting was
1 soo In tho same issuo of The Cou
rier that you express a desire to hear
from me-I suppose on the above
subject-so I might as well toll you
what I would havo dono, or said, if
I had boon In your placo and that
body of economists lind called on me
for a report as Senator and as their
chief representative. Well; I would
have walked Into the court room
not very fast; I would have Just
kinder sauntered along-and shook
hands with some of the most promi
nent economists, until finally I had
reached the Inside of tho bar, then
1 would have taken a chair in my
right hand and kinder drug lt across
the floor, over near where.the chair
man was seated, and at the same
time extending my left hand to the
chairman in a hearty band-shako, ns
most mon of Importance and much
worth usually shake with their loft
hands; then I would probably havo
looked over on the sido of the room
next to M. R. McDonald's office (the
retired clerk of Ex-Supervisor E. N.
Foster), and of course I would have
recognized some friend on that side
and stopped over and passed the time
of day with him. I would very likely
have taken a seat on that side of the
room since I had bad tho pleasure of
walking across the room. By that
time the meeting would have boon
called to order by the chnlrhian. Then
Major Wm. J. Stribling (the chief
economist, with J. P. Stribling a very
close second) would stnte the object
of the meeting.( with applause ) The
chAiiman would then call .. und,
of couniOi you would respond (so
v .lid I i l wou|d tU?p oilt ami say,
''".Yr CllUirmUU hud <? nov.-oron< .
mists," (If any of the latter had
been present.) I would then stop
over to the pitcher and take a small
sip of water, then I would turn round
facing the chairman, with my watch
in my loft hand, and, stroking my
iron-gray kinks with my right hand,
would have asked tho chairman how
much timo I had, and of courso he
would aay, as only Jim Moss can
say, "The bridle Is off; go to lt; take
in the country." I would have then
thanked him nnd turned to the audi
ence and started off something like
"Gentlemen: It affords me groat
pleasure to meet this body of mon,
on this occasion and undor the odd
circumstances. I have never in all
my life had such an opportunity to
tell you people what the trouble is
and what is the matter with the
country. Mon, I am surprised at the
most of you; others of you I'm not
surprised at In tho loast."
I would have said, first, You have
not been represented In the Goneral
Assembly for years and years until
now. Now, I nm glad to say that it
looks to me like there is no ground
for complaint as to the representa
tion. I would have told thom how
faithful I had been to the causo, and
how earnest E. 'P. Bruce, with his
deep and mystifying and non-expros
sive stare-similar to that of n pool,
or a deep thinker, or sometimes you
see people stand and look and stare
at you, and you can't toll what they
are thinking about-1-how very faith
ful he had boon. I never could un
derstand this mysterious stare, and
I suppose your family physician
could explain it hotter than I could.
As to Mr. Dalton, will Just say ho
was made and callod a man, and
Seneca raised bim mid sont him out
to represent them, lt's 'Seneca's own
fault, but you know Seneca ls easy
to represent. 1 think, my fellow
economists, tbnt they will both do
the boat they know. So much for
that I would say.
Thon I would give my bushy scalp
nnothor stroko with my hand while
one or two applaud. Tho applauding
would put. a considerable amount
moro of gingor or "pop" in my
speech, and I would clear up my
throat and pound my fist loudly on
the tnblo that I would bo loaning
against for support, and then, "Gon
tl?mon, I will say In all candor that
tho groat causo of our troublo was
started In tho city of Washington, D.
C., about throe or four years ago.
' Hear me, fellow-citizens, hear mel
Liston! Yes, I say it started in the
city of Washington." Then the audi
ence would glance around as much
as to say that they didn't think he
know there was a Washington. "I
say to you, one and all, that three or
four years ago war was declared with I
Germany, and a call to arms was
sounded." I would have said that
the government took over all the
able-bodied young men to fight and
(ile, as long as was necessary. Thou
horses and mules were bought by the
train loads. Mules and horses went
up. Cotton was bought by the train
load to make explosives to kill men
with, and to make tents and uni
forms, leggings and many other such
things, and the price went ap, as
you all know; and tho government
bought oats, corn, whoat, meat and
sugar, lumber, hardware, land to
bacco, and all these things went up
in price and out of reach. The gov
ernment neoded wheat (or flour:
without limit, a price was set (and
well it was, or the Western econo
mists would have run the price so
high that you and I would have been
glad to get a blccult once a weok
made out of common hog shorts. It
ls human nature, with people, to
sting and bleed the other fellow. AU
these things 1 have mentioned went
sky-high In price, and money flowed
ns freely as water: greenback money
flew from headquarters as thick and
as freely as leaves falling from the
tree?. Everything sold for three or
four times Its value.
Then I would have sold that the
government finally got through with
all these things in great quantities.
Thou what? Morses and mules went
down, the price of corn and oats
went down; wool, tobacco, lumber,
land, cattle, sheep, hogs, clothing
and what else? Cotton, of course!
Why, I am surprised at you people
who are listening to me not knowing
that the groat slump in the price of
everything ls the after-effect of the
war. I would have said all that.
And then some man, or economist,
would Just about want to know what
..bout re hieing t.-.xes. I would answer
bim like this: 1 would have said, "I
am in favor of lower tuxes, ns nil
other sane men are, and lt needs no
discussion, lt is unanimous. The
man who reduces taxes will be a
hero and can get any ofllce he may
Then lt was Just about time to
draw our meeting to a close, when
Ee.t ri o tn Isl w. c. Kl j g moved to
raise tho Supervisor's salary lo
31,(?00 abd the Supervisor'^ clerk to
S COO. Thon I would H?ve aron tho.
hour again and said, '.Ml King, Hie
Supervisor's salary should be $1,
600, but tho clerk ls getting too
much now. I would have said that
tho clerk can do the work of that
ofllce In threo days of each month
and five hours to the day. I would
have said that D?llo Fennell sorved
a while at $16 a month, and gave
satisfaction, and any boy or girl in
the 7th grade can do tho work. I'll
not Introduce any such a bill."
The delegates sent to Columbia
are all well-to-do and are able to
pay their taxes, and I don't see how
they can represent a man that can't
pay his taxes.
All these things I would have said,
Pres., if 1 had been you.
Good luck to you! More soon.
Cousin DUH? Fennell.
Cleveland Big Boll
Ono and two years, from pedigree.
Grown and Improved on tho strong
est typo of farm land in Oconee
Count}', under our personal super
vision, mid under scientific methods,
for breeding planting seed and
trueness to type.
NO INFERIOR OR TOP
(tinned on private gin for maxi
mum purity. Cleaned, screened and
selected for planting purposes.
Recommended by Clemson College
and our County Agent, In preference
to nil other varieties for fighting tho
boll weevil, mid for good ylolds.
SEE US AT ONCE FOR
FACTS AND PRICES.
Marett Farm /ind Seed Co.,
WESTMINSTER, S. C.
Fob. 2 1921. 5-8
J-I-|-|? ?p?p?p?t??p ?|~p?p*???!?
(PATiMETTO STATE FESTIVAL,)
Columbia, March 28 to April 2
For the Last Two Days of Our Unloading and Surrendering
Sale, which are Saturday and Monday, February 26th and 28th,
we will place all the Shoes on
?lc. SHOE SALE
Our entire Shoe Stock, consisting of Men's, Ladies' and Children's, in
High Military and Low Heels, in Gun Metal, Calf and Kids of the best
makes, will go in this Sale. NOTHING RESERVED.
You buy a pair of Shoes at a marked price, which is already reduced
to present value and get another pair like it, or any other kind of the
same value, at only ONE CENT.
$3.95 Shoe Table
A table full of Ladies' and Chil
dren's Shoes, in Gun Metal and Kids,
regular $5.00 and $6.00 values. Buy
a pair at the above price and get an
other pair off the same table at only
$6.45 Shoe Table
Consisting of Real Fine Sljoes, in
Black and Brown Kid, with (French
and Military Heels, sold as iigh as
$9.00 and $10.00. Buy a \t\it of
these Shoes at the above inarkdi price
and get another pair off ttw. ?am?
table at only
Buy 6 yards or over of Dress
Ginghams at the already reduced
price and get the first yard for only
Buy 6 yards or over of Apron
Ginghams and get the first yard
Buy- 7 yards: or ovo of Bleach"
lng at already reduced price and
get the first yard for only
$4.95 Shoe Table
This table is filled with the best
Shoes we carry - some for dressy
wear and some for school use, good
looking and serviceable. Buy a pair
at the above marked price and get
another pair off the same table at only
$7.95 Shoe Table
This lot consists of Ladies' Fine
Shoes that sold for $12.50 and $13,50.
Now they are only $7,95 per pair.
Buy a pair at the above marked price
dani gel another pair at only
fr L. BLUMENTHAL, ''" "'"V
SILAGE CARRIERS TO
Equipment Need Not Be Elab
orate or Expensive.
Convenient Arrangement for Carrying
Pod to Bunk? la Shown In llluo?
tratlerv-On? Silo I? Emptied
at . Tim?.
For steer feeding, silage Is cheap
and efficient. Whether lt ls fed to
breeding cattle, fattening steers, stock
ers or baby beeves, there is no other
feed in the corn heit that'can entirely
replace it at the samo low cost.
An equipment for feeding sllngo con
veniently ls shown in the Illustration.
It is not elaborate or expensive, but
is made strong and serviceable. There
are three long, flat-bottomed feed
bunks, each 4 feet wide and ilfl feet
The Silage ls Carried to the Faed
Troughs In a Very Short Tims.
long. Tboy are made of 2-inch lumber
and aro supported by B-lnch wrought
iron pipe set In concrete.
The carrier-tracks are Supported
from above by steel posts and plank
j girders. They connect the silage
I chutes and tho foed bins. All tho enr
. rlor-tracks are connected, so that ono
silo can be emptied at a time. The
feed-bunks are used for both silage
and grain feeding.
Feeders generally plan to have the
, feed-bunks low, as high troughs have
caused sagging backs In steers.-W.
E. Fmdden, in Popular Science
IMPROVEMENT OF PET STOCK
Officials of Bureau of Animal Industry
Punted a? to Where to Draw
Applications to recognize the Im
proved breeding of such stock as Bel
gian hsres, wild ducks raised in cap
tivity, game birts, and dogs is mak
ing lt difficult for officials of tho bu
reau of animal Industry" Unltod States
Department of Agriculture, to deter
mine Just where tho dividing line be
tween farm live stock and other ani
mals, including pet stock, should be
drawn In developing the "Better Sires
-Better Stock" campaign. The
classes In which particular efforts to
ward Improvement by tito use of pure?
bred sires are being directed Include
cattle, horses, asses, swine, sheep*
goats, and poultry.
A supplementary Hst of pet stock
and miscellaneous animals ls being
I kept, and thus far 170 such animals,
all bred to purebred sires, have been
listed. The predominance of interest,
of course, is In the Improvement of
general farm live stock, of which
nearly 400,000 head are now listed
with the department.
SOY BEAN GROWING POPULAR
Rapidly Becoming Crop of Special Im
portance Because of Big Possibili
ties of Seed.
The soy benn has become a crop of
special Importance throughout tho
j country, which ls Indicated by the
large acreage devoted to lt in 1020
I and the Increased Interest in tho pos
i slbllltles of the seed for food and for
! oil. Tho Introduction of now varieties
i hy tho United States Department of
1 Agriculture has been largely responsi
ble for extending tho growing area of
the crop not only in the North and
West but in the extreme South.
During the past year the Mandarin,
Easy Cook, Aksarben and Hoosier
were placed In trade In the northern
states. In the South, tho Otootan,
j Laredo and Blloxl are bering widely
Fe HC? and Poultry
at Prices that Should Appeal to You. j
JO Rod Roll 26-in Heavy Hog Fence, - - - $4.50.
20 Rod Roll 26-in Heavy Hog Fence, - - - $9.00.
10 Rod Roll 32-in Heavy Hog Fence, - - - $5.50.
20 Rod Roll 32 in Heavy Hog Fence, - - - $10.50.
80 Rod Reel 4-in-4-Pt. Heavy Barbed Wire, - $5.50.
2-in Mesh 3-ft. Poultry Netting, per roll, - - $3.25.
2-in Mesh 4-it. Poultry Netting, per roll, - - $4.25.
2-in Mesh 5-ft. Poultry Netting, per roll, - - $5.25.
2-in Mesh 6-ft. Poultry Netting, per roll, - - $6,25.
Wire Nails Base, per keg,. $5.00.
Cttt Nails Base, per keg,. $6.50.
Our Stock is complete on these items and we
solicit your business at prices named.
Ballier Hardware and Furniture Co.,
Seneca, S. C. !
\ VALUE OF SILAGE '
i One ton of ell age equals one \
* ton of sugar boots. * *
I Three tons of silage equal one J
J ton of clover hay. J
i Three and one-half tons of '
' silage equal one ton of lucerne J
i hay. J
J Two and one-fourth tons of J
i silage equal one ton of marsh *
\ hay. J
t- One-half ton of silage equals *
\ one ton of pumpkins. '
Would Not Turn Traitor.
Chicago, Keb. 19.-.Official records
and Red Cross roports to-day brought
to Mrs. Frank Kondall tho story that
her son, Lieut. Oliver J. Kendall,
was shot by the Germans as a spy
just before the first groat American
victory In the war at Catlgny, be
cause ho would not reveal to his
Gorman captors tho details of tho
The population of Brazil ls more
than one-fourth that of the Uult3d