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o nadi d- Time
With the approach of St Vale
Ie"e day in the. wyihdows of so
'of the stores are displayed many v
entipes, some,kery festive, some ve
beautiful and nearly all containi
sentimebts of love and- good wish,
while some contain rhymes and p
tures tht are n6t in the least co:
plimentary. Of courso the reeipie
will not feel insulted when he recei
Qs one of the latter kind, for it is t
privilege, of many,, especially t
younger folk, 'to send them to thi
friends of Valentine's day, strict
for amusement. Occasionally ''You
America' dislikes his teacher a
feels that lie can vent his spite
sending a valentine with exaggerat
spetacles or extra .rounded Boi
bon nose, but even here the youngst
really deep in his heart has no mali
and would be the first person to 1
sent an injury to his unpopul
schoolmaster, who may have corre(
ed him on the previous day.
St. Valentine's day comes nc
Thursday and most of the fun
Ithat day will be confined to t
younger element of human societ
The sending out of comic pictu
and the ringing of door bells will
decidedly the order of the day. Tin
worn custom, man's restraining po
.er, has decreed that on St. Vale
tine's day young folks of both sex
and some of the frivolous older on(
too, for that matter, should exchian
snissives and epistles, either con
or sentimental, depiending entire
upon their mood, in which the foib]
of the receiver are set forth in pic
or verse, enhanced in value by the a
companying eblematic pictures.
There is no custom without a re
son, but the reason for the observan
of this day is not to be found in an
thing pertaining to the life of t
good saint whose name endorses t
custom. He wrote no love songs n
'drew any picture of forget-me-nots
Irish policemen. No one accuses hi
of casting sheeps' eyes at any Romi
maiden or condemning to jail a po
innocent school teacher for liavi
long hair. He was a Bishop of Ron
\vho clung to his faith amidst pers
outions during the reign of the Cla
-dian Emperors, and was himself ta
en to jail, where he cured his kee
er's daughtersi of blindness. Cup
was never accused of curing blin
ness, for his chief function is
bring on his votaries the most, n
abject, but entrancing, blindness.
Nor was there anything comic
sentimental in the fate of the benev
lent St. Valentine wvhen the mirac
was made known to the authoritif
His fate was to be beaten with clul
and then beheaded, and to-day 1'
relics lie in the Church of St. Pax
des, in Rome, where a gale, known
the Porta Valent ine, or VTalenmtinc
gat.e, -stands at thme presenit time.
,In the clays when comnmunicatio
wvere written with quill pen~s ai
the postage for conveying. them w
extremely high valentines se
through the postoflces were expe
sive luxuries. The amorous swain
th?ose days had to content his Ini
love with thick sheets of gilt-edg
paper, the first page being adorn'
wit,h a Cupid done in gilt, his wing
however, still being decidedly in e,
dence. Hie was gummed on to as
~tick. a; a beneath lay, as an invai
able surprise, a verse telling of t
love that was in accord with t'
violet/s blue and the rose's lhue.
made no difference, however, wh
message the verse conveyed and hc
expensive the postage prove,d, f
both lover and beloved were serene
happy, regardless of surrounding di
ficulties, even if he did blush me
crimson than the red rose on meetii
her next day, and she appeared bli,
fully unconscious of having receiv
With the reduction of the on
heavy postage and modern impros
~.ments in the art of printing a gre
change has come about in the type
valentines. A generation ago favc
ed a' love token in which both t~
man and the woman were arrayed
tumly peacock style. The more' yi
low his.coat, the more red her drei
the more successful was the vale
tine. As a rule he was on his kne
at~ the feet of the woman he love
'but things have changed,-now. It
the fashidn at yresent, at least sor
people would say so, for a lover
'woo in one corner of the sofa, whi
the lady-love occnpies the other a1
snch a thing as falling on the kne
or shedding ,tears, as well as qluivE
~ fro head to foot, is unheard <
owevef this niay be, the home-ma
hientines had gone out of fashic
td If Elizabethi or Caroline were
4elve the same card~s on the fomi
b01hof Sebruary that made th<
tbts' (Lissie's' andi Carry'
?t~ ~lfem ewith joy, poor Jam
a reeeploinyext dO.y that. Jm
nd Bwilly I o inthe fifties.
ly o the recion of postage is -part.
ly duo he popularity of t4e c6inie
valyntin0s, which, for the most part,
are 'hideous and useless, and, in some
n. instances,'vulgar and' indecent. It
n is, a pity that this type of valentine
tl- ias to exist with the pure aid beautii
ry ful .6ards and novelties that are popu.
rg lar on the fourteenth of February.
)s, Sending valentines has become a
to- universal practice, and the day will
n. be observed this year with the usual
nt spirit which has characterized it in
v. the past. Not only will numerous
Lie messages of love and tiffection be
lie sent broadcast over the city, but
ir many "heart'' and novelty parties
ly will be given, at which a diversity of
,Ig entertainment will be' arranged ac
id cording to the ingenuity of the hios
)y tess. From now until Thursday, the
3d fourteenth,' the valentine stores will
ir- be crowded and the younger male
er generation, will be preparing the
cc stick whic invariably proves a great
e- nuisance on the anniversary of the
ar popular saint's day.
Farmer's Union Bureau of
-Conducted by the
T- South Carolina Farmers' Educa
es tional and Co-Operation Union.
be W-Communications intended for this
e- department sh6uld be addressed to J. C
I- Stribling, Pendleton, S. d.
es Our co-operative test in growing
s, long staple cotton will appear in our
!e next week 's Farmers' Union columns.
ic Also out test of the Aldrich system.
ly Two rows cotton and two rows corn in
es comparison with solid plots of each
se corn and cotton.
a- If there is one feature above an
ce other t.hat deserves to b enoticed here
y- to mark the progressive and growing
be spirit of the Farmers' Union, it is
be that harmony was sought and prevail
or ed above every other effort put forth
or at the recent national assembly of
m the Fariners'Union at Atlanta.
or As is well known avobe all other
g besetting evils, rivalry, peevish and
e, sinall differences of opinions have re
e- tarded progress in organizing farmers
u- more than other troubles. But at the
k- Atlanta meeting the one word union
p- seemed to be written out in large let
id ters at the top and at the head of ev
d- cry resolution and proposition placed
to before this meeting. But few if any
ot prog'essive farmers practice or ap
prove'of the eight hour law on their
or farms, but in' order. to keep the union
0- in harmonious like order these op
le ponents of this law allowed this eight
s. hour labor resolution to go through as
bs a real sacrifice for peace and good
is will towards all;
s Is cotton made out of niggers and
~s mules? If so and these two pIrice fac
tors in the pr(odnetion of cotton cost
1s more than double w~haiit thev did when
id the south busted on five cent cotton,
as how enn the ''colleotton, farmer'' now
it keep b)ack an explosion in his affairs
-I and sell his cotton for ten cents or
S If merchant and- supply men that
dare now at it making contracts with
othen farmors would make it a part
3-ofth vritten agreement for their
to customers to grow their own food
3- supplies at home, this wvould go a long
2e way towvard removing - the condition
2e in the south that dumps the cotton up
ton the early market to the injuiry of
at the whole south. This would enforce
W diversified farming.
ly The men that presist in making
Ithe conditions that force this inort
re gaged cotton on the market and then
ig have the gall to ask the Farmers' Un
s- ion man why lhe don 't keep up cotton
ad price, should have his cotton lien
changed to a lien over a stump and
se his cot.ton crop mortgage forcelosed
e- with a barrel stave levied on the seat
Elt of his pants with both hands.
r- Now this may sound like a rough
2e way of winding up the year's cotton
in crop but while there may he a few
a- hbnest merchants and good honest
is, cotton growers engaged in this kind
n-' of cotton growing the vast majority
as of the lien law or mortgaged cotton
igrowers and the' men who supply
's them are a rough set. They usually
1e work the thing very much on the plan
to of 'dog eat dogg. The unscrupulous
le supply man -starts out to pull the help
id less fools for all he eain to save him
es self while'the mortgage cotton grower
r- tries to heat the merchant all he can.
f- Character is no part of collateral here
le on either side, but rascality under the
n over' of the lien law gets the prize
to -and small lawyers are kept busy.
iir Knock out the j>rize system for ias
)eality and 'give big premiums to en
e5 courage thge growth of charaeter atid
1 square deal all round.
VrWO00 "Z ~T,RABIES. d
Dog, at 1?ler, in: Oreenville County, d
Bites Man and Ohild ud B6th di
About three weeks -ago the little
two-yoar-old son' of Mr. Farmer, of
PtIzer, was attacked by a mad dog.- n4
Mr. Walter 'Griffin Was standilg m
nearby and r'an to the aid of the
child, and, while carrying him to a
place of safety,.was also bitten. Sun- "
day night the child died, and next, '
morning Mr. Griffin breathed his last, oi
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