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THE BROWN CREEPERS.
"Wo're not fashionable like some
of the birds," said Mr. Brown Creeper.
"The fashionable om.-s have summer
bornes nnd winier bornes."
"Wull, I don't know whether lt ls
because of fashion or not that the
birds have summer bom s and winter
homes," sn Id Mrs. Brown Creeper. "I
believe lt ls because a great ninny of
them nimmt stand n cold climate.
Some of our family don't like lt so
well and travel away a blt. But most
of us do not mind.
"You see, It ls hard on many birds
to stay where lt ls cold, for they only
have their little feathers lo keep them
warm, and while feathers are nice and
warm, it ls not always enough to have
"Feathers will often blow about In
the wind, and then a little bird may
become very cold, indeed.
"Birds haven't great fur coats to
keep them warm. Yes, Mr. Brown
Creeper, the birds who go South In
the winter and who travel about to
different climates nre the ones who
can't keep warm when the weather ls
"I do believe you are right, Mrs.
Brown Creeper. 1 do believe you aro
right. As you say, lt ls bard for the
birds to keep warm all winter. I've
often thought about lt myself.
"The winter ls mighty cold, mighty
cold. But we don't have to think of
lt now that the warm weather has
"All the birds are singing sones of
the springtime. We can't Join In the
great chorus because our voices are
so low. They have always been low.
No one ever bears a brown creeper's
voice unless very near to us.
"We give a little low trill and
very low chirp.
"But how we love the woods I How
we enjoy climbing up the trunks of
trees, looking in the bark for bugs
"We like people, too, and are very
tame. We do not mind any one and
are not easily frightened.
"Of course, we like to wear brown
suits, as one would guess from our
"We Enjoy Climbing."
names, and ? think the white waist
coat we wear is a stylish touch.
"How we Jump from the top of one
tree to the next tree below. Ob, how
we love trees !"
"And our nests are so like the
woods'." Mrs. .Brown Creeper said,
"with tlu- moss and twigs and bits of
bark, which we use for our wall paper
and nips and furniture.
"We like to nest on old stumps. We
don't care about living In a rich, smart
neighborhood. We never found that
tnade ?ny one any happier.
"And soon the little white eggs will
come out Into little birdiing*, the deaf
little white eggs with the reddish
brown spots on them 1
"Oh, lt ls nice to be a Brown Creep
er and lead such a happy life in the
dear, beautiful woods."
"We have rather long beaks," said
Mr. Brown Creeper, "and they help
US to get the long grubs and Insects
which we enjoy for breakfast, dinner
"I know why we have such low
voices," said Mrs. Brown Creeper.
"Why?" asked her mate.
"Because we have always lived In
the woods, where it. ls quiet and where
the sounds are all low sounds.
"And we have grown to be quiet, too.
We have kept our voices low and soft
and the pine trees have whispered to
"'That Is nico, little Brown Creep
ers; that Is nice to make those soft,
little sounds. When people bear you
they will be so excited and pleased
because they will know they are quite
near you and are actually becoming
friends. For you will become friends
with them. Because you are so trust
ing, surely no one will ever hurt you.'
"Yes. the pine trees whispered that
to me only the other day. And they
told nu? that always brown creeper?
have loved the woods and have had
their voices low and quiet and peace
ful like the woods.
"You don't have to shout to be big,"
ended Mrs. Brown Creeper, "for tho
woods are great and mighty and they
aren't always shouting about lt."
"Bight," said Mr. Brown Creeper.
"You are perfectly right."
Out of Order.
"The next one in this room that
speaks above a whisper will be put
out," exclaimed the angry judge.
'.Hip, hip, hooray !" ?boated the
prisoner BB he ran for the door.
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"Nothing But The 1
"Nothing But the Truth," widely
path Chautauqua. The plot of this
Inspires one coustunt gale of merrlme
ON ll AK VESTI NO AND STOKIXO
Sweet Potatoes- New Publient ion
(?'ives Valuable Information.
Clemson College, .May ."J.-Annu
ally 2") to ?O percent of tho entire
sweet potato crop placed in storage
is lost because of poor methods em
ployed In harvesting and storing the
crop, according to the horticultur
ists of tho extension service of Clem
son College. And yet this easily
grown crop can also bc easily saved
by proper attention to the throe im
portant factors or harvesting, grad
ing and curing.
To help meet the demand for infor
mation on these subjects the exten
sion service lias Just issued Inten
sion Bulletin 47, "Harvesting and
Storing Sweet Potatoes," by Ceo. I?.
Hoffman, extension horticulturist,
and A. 13. Schilletter, assistant exten
sion horticulturist. The publication
i3 ono of unusually timely interest
and importance because of the fact
that the sweet potato is rapidly be
coming an important crop in Routh
Carolina farming, especially in the
lower part of the State.
Tlie new publication contains in
structions in Hie harvesting, grading
and storing of sweet potatoes, and
detailed information concerning the
operation of curing houses, as well
as bills of material for sweet pota
to houses of 500 bushel, 1000-bushel.
2500-bushel, 5200-bushel and ir>,
000-bushel storage houses.
This bulletin and all other publi
cations of the extension service may
be had upon application.
Grove's Taa?uiess chill Tonic restores
Energy and Vitality by Purifying and
Enriching the Blood. When you feel its
strengthening, invigorating effect, see how
it bringa color to the cheeks and how
it improves the appetite, you will then
appreciate its true tonic value.
Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic is simply
Iron and Quinine suspended in syrup. So
pleasant even children like it. The blood
needs QUININE to Purify it and IRON to
Enrich it. Destroys Malarial germs and
Grip germs by its Strengthening, Invigor
ating Effect. GOc.
The Potato Hug.
(From Clemson Notes.)
The beetle, or striped bug, will
soon begin to lay Its first eggs on tho
nuder side ot the potato loaves, in
a few days after this Hie small red,
soft-bodied larvae grubs will begin
their work of devouring the leaves.
While this pest sometimes destroys
potato fields by tho wholesale there
is little excuso for such destruction,
because it is one of tho easiest insect
posts to control.
Control for Small Arcas.
When the insects begin to appear,
arsenate of lead powder or calcium
arsenate may be sifted over the plants
with a small flour sack while the
plants are moist with dew. The bot
tom of ttic sack must not touch tho
wet plants, as this will clog the flue
openings in the sack and prevent Hie
dust poison from coming through.
A hand dust gun can be used advan
tageously for til is purpose.
Control on Dargo Areas.
Where a spray machine is avail
able, the arsenate of lead or calci
um arsenate may be mixed with tho
Bordeaux solution nt the rate of ono
pound of Hie poison to fifty gallons.
Dust guns cannot bo used to advant
age on largo areas.
Paris green can bo used ns a dust
by mixing nt the rate of one part of
Paris green to twenty parts of air
slaked lime or other fine, dry mate
rial, or as a liquid spray by mixing
ono pound of Paris green to about
1H0 gallons of water. Arsonafe of
load or calcium arsenate is recom
mended in preference to Paris green.
Fiji Tslandors uso whalos' teeth as
Yuth," Sparkling Com?
-known comedy success, will be one of t
grent American play ls so full of amusl
ut from first to last.
TO LECTURE HERE!
Noted Inspirational Speaker at ;
Will Deliver One of the Great Ad
dresses Which Have Made Him
Dr. E. T. Ilagerman, widely-known
Inspirational lecturer, will be one of
the notable speakers at tho coming
Redpath Chautauqua. Doctor Ilager
pann presents an everyday, stalwart
philosophy seasoned with sparkling
wit. He possesses the rare gift of
DR. E. T. H AGERMAN.
putting fundamental truths very sim
ply. He discusses problems In the
language of the people.
For moro than 20 years Doctor Ha
german has lectured under the man
agement of tho Redpath bureau, and
he has had a remarkable record of
Incidentally, Doctor Hagermnn is a
favorite speaker before gatherings of
men. He ls In grent demand for ad
dresses before such organizations as
Rotary clubs and Chambers of Cora?
Timo ts tho test of truth. And
Donn's Kidney Pills have stood the
tost In Walhalla. No Walhalla ros!
dent who suffers backacho, or annoy
ing urinary ills can remain uncoil'
vinced by thia twice-told testimony.
W. S. (?rabi, blacksmith, Spring St.
Walhalla, says: "I hurt my back
many years age and sine? then 1
have been troubled Ith kidney com
plaint. When I have one of these
attacks, severe pains shoot through
my kidneys and these organs do not
act as they should. I havo dlzay
spoils and severe pains in the baoK
of my head. I have used Dean's Kid
ney Pills whenever an attack comos
on and they have never failed tc
quickly relieve me. I think D.ran'i
are a wonderful medicine." (State
mont given Dee 17. 1?14.>
On April ft. 1013. Ml. Grabl said:
"I am glad ot another opportunity tc
?.ay a good word for Doan'-s Kidney
Pills and believe Donn's havo affected
a cure. I adv!'!" anyone auffoKns
from kidney complaint to give thti
remedy a trial"
60c -.1! denlern. Foster-Mllbum
Co.. Mfrs.. Buffalo, N. Y.
Mistrial in Bond Theft. Case.
Chicago, May I.- Tho Jury in the
case of William Dalton, 10-year-old
bank clerk, who stolo $772,000 of
Liberty Bonds from tho Northern
Trust Company recently, disagroed
and was discharged to-day nftor lt
bad deliberated for nearly twenty
four hours. About half of Hie Jurors
were understood to be in favor of
acquitting tho solf-confossod bond
edy, at Chautauqua
he notable features of tho coming Reel
ing complications and surprises that lt
M ItS. lti\X KINK'S BODY roi'Nl)
In Harbor-Wealthy X. Y. Woman
Disappeared Moro (ban .Month Ago
New York, .May 4.-The body of
Mrs. Annette K. Rankine, wealthy
widow, who disappeared hero on the
1st of April, was found last night
floating In New York harbor near the
South Brooklyn shore.
Identification of the body was
made by Miss Spink, who was Mrs.
Rankine's nurse and companion, and
Frank Clouting, her chauffeur. Mrs.
Rankine was the widow of William
Birch Rankine, lawyer and founder
of tho Niagara Palls Power Company.
Following the death of her husband
a few weeks after their marriage,
Mrs. Rankine suffered from fainting
spoils and had since been in very
On tho afternoon of her disap
pearance Mrs. Rankine went out on ,
an automobile ride unaccompanied
by her nurse. She dismissed lier
chauffeur near tho Manhattan end of
the Queensboro bridge, after having
mada inquiries of him concerning the
locatVbn of pawnbroker's shops and
adding that she intended to walk
h o nw.
Ho flirther traco of her was found
until the marine police last night
discovered her body, although search
was made for her by police and pri
vate detectives in several States.
Habitual Constipation Cured
In 14 to 21 Days
"LAX-FOS WITH PEPSIN" is a specially- !
prepared Syrup Tonic-Laxative for Habitual ;
Constipation. It relieves promptly but :
should be taken regularly for 14 to 21 days
to induce regular action. It Stimulates and
Regulates. Very Pleasant to Toke. 60c i
Cause and Remedy, Hoe Swarming, j
(From Clemson Notes.)
The main causes leading to the
swarming of bees are lack of ventil
ation, lack of space for tho queen
boo to lay eggs, in sufficient room
for storing honey, and over-abund
ance of drones, or a queen bee that
j has become too old. To provent
swarming, therefore, theso condi
tions must bo avoided, suggests tho
extension service bee-keeping spec
ialist. The queen alone ls normally
capable of laying eggs, and for this
reason swarming is necessarily to
make now colonies and perpetuate
tho race. The old queen always
comes out with the first swarm.
Additional room can bo furnished
hy adding another super. An old
queen cnn be replaced by requeon
ing. (Write for information card on
requeenlng.) Drones caji be kept
down by replacing drone combs with
worker combs. Lack of room and
lack of ventilation are indicated bv
heos clustering on tho outside. Ven
tilation may be increased by putting
thin cleats or strips of wood at each
corner of the hive, between Hie brood
chamber and tho bottom hoard.
Will Have to Plant Over.
Anderson, May 3.-Many farmers
will havo to replant their crops on
account of the havoc of tho hall
storm of last week.
.lohn C. Pruitt, who had more than
a hundred acres damaged, is per
haps the largest loser in the county.
.Mr. Pruitt bought Hie large place of
(?nineo Hammond a few months ago.
on tho Willinmston road, and this
was in tho direct path of the storm.
Another farmer who had every tiing
practically destroyed ls T. P. Wat
son. All tho lonvoB wero stripped
at tho place of Mr. Watson and he
will havo to begin over again.
Other farmers who planted carly
cotton havo boon considerably hurt
hy cold woather and light frosts. One
farmer who had plowed his crop
twice had his cotton killed by frost.
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PUREBBuD S!RES ARE '
Have Proved Worth for Improv
ing Range Herds.
Scrub Bull Has Been Blacklisted on
Big National Forest Pastures.-Great
I mp ru vetnent Seen In Grad* of
(Prepared by the United Statos Depart
ment of Asrleulturo.)
Purebred bulls have proved their
value for Improving rungo herds, and
the number boiug bought In the cow
conni ry of the West ls rapidly In
creasing each year, according to re
ports lo the Untied States Department
of Agriculture. The scrub bull ls (row
blacklisted un the big national forest
During the season of 1019 three
local live stock associations, the mem
bers of which use the ranges of the
Sierra National Forest In California,
adopted rules for the purchase of pure
bred bulls. Under a special rule each
association was required to place on
the runge a sufficient number of pure
bred Hereford, Shorthorn, or Aber
deen-Angus bulls. A committee to
Cattle on Western Forest Range.
purebnse and pass upon the creden
tials of each animal to be turned loose
on the ranges was appointed.
Under this plan, during the gruzlng
season of 15)20, 105 Herefords, 07
Shorthorns, and six Aberdeen-Angus
bulls were purchased by tho stockmen
through their associations and placed
upon tlie range. It is estimated that
at the end of the season of 1020 the
stockmen bad not less than 200 regls
j tered bulls on their runges, resulting
i In a great Improvement in tho grade
: of steers turned out.
The Forest Service of the United
States Department of Agriculture as
sists those local associations in en
forcing the rules which require that
thc same kind and grade of bulls be
placed on the same range. Permits
to graze on the notional forest pas
tures are refused those who do not
conform to the association's ruling
and who have not paid their shore to
ward the purchase of the association
POOR EGGS INCREASE PRICES
Percentage of Spoiled Product Shipped
to Markets Is Very High and
D lacou rages Trade.
In a shipment of throe cases, or 00
dozen eggs, recently received by a
Washington (D. C.) commission Arm,
18% dozen were condemned by the lo
cal health department as unfit for
food. Tho percentage of bad eggs
shipped Into the markets ls very high,
reducing trade and discouraging con
sumption, say specialists of the bureau
of markets of the United States De
partment of Agriculture.
If a few eggs In the dozen are bad
the housewife pays exorbitant prices
for the sound ones. The dealer always
prefers to handle good eggs, for spoiled
ones Injure his business reputation. A
deduction for spoiled eggs also makes
the shipper feel that he ls not being
treated In good faith by the commis
sion merchant. *
Bad eggs then are n loss to every
one who handles them. Every egg
marketed should be of unquestionable
SUITABLE FEED FOR HORSES
Timothy Hay, Oats and Corn Are Rec
ommended for Animals Doing
Average Work on Farm.
Rations recommended for overage
horses doing average work ore, fifteen
pounds of mixed boy, ten pounds oats,
four pounds wheat bran. If you would
rather feed your timothy hay to the
horses and save the clover for cows
the following ration might have use
on your farm: twelve pounds timo
thy hay, seven pounds oats, seven
pounds corn. These are for one day's
SECOND CUTTING OF COWPEAS
Under Favorable Circumstances Plant
Will Sprout Again After Being
Cut for Hay or Seed.
Under favorable conditions cowpeas
after being cut for hay will sprout
again from the base. Considerable
pasturage or even a second crop of
hay or seed ls sometimes produced,
especially In tho Gulf const region, If
good moisture conditions follow the
first cutting. Ordinarily, howover, but
a single cutting can be obtained.
THE ANNUAL S. S. CONVENTION
Of Heavonliun Baptist Association,
Westminster, May 2H and 980,
Tho Annual Heavordam Bapttst
Sunday School Convention will moot
with tho First Baptist church of
Westminster on May 2S and 29.
10.00 a. ai. - Dcvo Monal service.
io. ir? to io.tr> a. in .--Enrollment
of delegates and reports from each
io.ir. to 11.00 a. in.-"Tho value
of an Associational Convention." Dr.
11.00 to 11.30 a. m.-"Our Kural
Instituto Campaign," by .). L. Car
zinc, rural Sunday school superin
11.30 lo 12.30-"Tho Importance
of organized classes in the Sunday
school." C. I'\ llotrlck.
"The training of teachers and
equipment." Prof. J. P. Coates. Dis
cussed hy Dr. Strickland.
12.30 i<> 1.30-Dinner hour.
1.30 p. m.- Devotional service.
1.41) p. m.--"What can we do for
the hoys mid'girls in tho rural Sun
day school?" .1. L#. Car/due, Wade
2.30 p. IM.-Hoporls from the su
perintendents of the Cradle Roll und
3.00 to 3.30 p. m..Miscellaneous
business mid adjournment.
S o'clock- Address hy Dr. Tlios.
J. Watts, executive secretary of tho
Baptist denomination of south caro
10.00 to 10.10 o'clock-Devotional
10.15 to 10.30-"How the Sunday
scltool may help to conservo Hie re
sults of tho 75 Million Campaign,"
hy Rev. Geo. E. Smith.
10.30 to 10.46-"Making tho most
of special days in tito Sunday school."
Rev. L. W. Eangston.
10.45 to 1 LOO-"How to reach tho
people for tho country Sunday
school." Hov. J. W. Willis.
Election of oi?lcors, announce
ments and final adjournment.
J. G. Martin, 'Presidont.
lowering <>f Kates is Favored.
Washington, May 4. - Reduction
of the Coderai Reservo Board redis
count rato in tho farming districts
as a rollof mensuro in tho agricultu
ral credit situation waa regarded as
probable to-duy by some treasury of
ficials, who commented on tho action
of tho New York Reserve Bank in
lowering tho rate on commercial pa
per from 7 to 6 % per cont.
Coming after tho recent reduction
from 7 to G per cont hy tho Boston
Reservo Bank, tho action of Gio New
York bank was regarded as indicat
ing a gradual reduction of rates on
commercial paper In other districts
In tho direction of a uniform 6 por
cent rate throughout tho country.
At prosent the only reserve dis
tricts maintaining tho 7 por cent rato
aro Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta
Reduction of rediscount rates on
commercial paper as a means of as
sisting tito farmers is understood to
ho favored by Comptroller of tho
Currency Crisslngen, although tho
hoard has shown a disposition to go
slowly In any change of rate levels.
Small InciHui.se in Forcign-Boru.
Washington, May 4.-During tho
decade between 1 ii 10 and 1920 tho
number of foreign whites in twenty
States increased, whllo that in 28
States decreased, said an announce
ment to-day by tho Census Bureau.
New York had the largest popula
tion of this class of any Stato, tho
total hoing 2,7 83,773, an Increase of
two per cont. Pennsylvania was tho
second with 1,387,298, a decrease of
3.6 por cont.
Figures for other States included
Alabama 17,(>C2, a decrease of 6.8
Florida 43,0 08, increase 2 1.7.
Georgia 10,1.80, increase 7.1.
North Carolina 7,009, increase of
19.5 per cent.
Virginia 30,784, increase 15.G por
South Carolina 6,401, increase 5.7
Huge Willer Spout Seen ?it Sw?.
Now York, May 4.-A water spout
several times higher than tho Wash
ington monuinont and apparently of
a playful disposition, chased tho
steamer Esperanza up tho coast for
several hours, passengers reported
when the vessel arrived to-day from
'Mexico and Havana.
Capt. F. G. Avery, of tho Esper
anza, said it was tho largest spout ho
ovor saw. lt carno up astern and tho
wartime exporlence of tho officers in
zlzzag work while dodging submar
ines stood thom in good hand to koop
out of tho way of tho whirling tower
of water. Tho spout was approxi
mately 100 foot in diamotor- at its
baso, the officers said, and its apox
was lost In tho clouds.
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