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Don't wait until the
ready for it. If you can
White Ivory Toilet Sets.
We have a very large stock of white goods in all
sizes. priced from 50c. to $18.00.
We have a large stock of imported and domestic
perfumes of all kinds.
STERLING SILVER TOILET SETS 15 to $30
Je/prefer to make a
customer rather than
just a single sale
When you come
here for a suit of
clothes or an overcoat
our object is to make you
a permanent customer of
We know of no
better way to do
it than by
Big economies, caused by buying and mmnufac
trgon agreat scale, keep the prce down to $17.
The lw price causes a large sl While we make
hes per suit and overcoat we make more customers.
Yo ha,'e otrclothes, too, but we suggest tbat you
?by looking at sTYLEPLUs suits and overcoats
styles, aafabrles. Come In!
9. IIIRSCH MANN.
6$ 3 To Havana and return, via
e Steamer to Havana.
Rates cover meals and berth on Steamer.
Tickets on sale January 7th. 1915. limited
to return January 25th, 1915. Children at
haif fare. For any detail information see
Mr. F. M. JOLLY. Traffic Agent, Wil
mington, N. C.
Via the Atlantic Coast Line "The Stand
ard Railroad of the South."
Holiday Ex Rates
Tickets on sale Deccember 16th to 25th, inclusive
and December 31st, 1914 and January 1st, 1915. with
limit January 6th, 1915, Between all points on the
Atlantic Coast Line and Connecting Lines.
The Atlantic Coast Line.
"The Standard Railroad of the South."
H. D. CLARK, Agent.
t see our li(
We have the exclus
by express from Atlanta.
Put up in nice leath
TOILET SETS 4 to
WE ARE LONG ON PRODUCTION,
SHORT ON DISTRIBUTION.
By Peter Radford
Lecturer National Farmers' Union.
The economic distribution of farm
products is today the world's greatest
prob!3m and the war, while it has
brought its hardships, has clearly em
phasized the importance of distribu
tion as a factor in American agricul
ture and promises to give the farm
ers the co-operation of the govern
ment and the business men the
solution of their marketing problem.
This result will, in a measure, com
pensate us for our war losses, Zor the
business interests and government
have been in the main assisting al
most exclusively on the production
side of agriculture. While the depart.
ment of agriculture has been dumping
tons of literature on the farmer telling
him how to produce, the farmer has
been dumping tons cf products in the
nation's. garbage can, for want of a
The World Will Never Starve.
'At no time since Adam and Eve
were driven from the Garden of Eden
have the inhabitants of this world
suffered from lack of production, but
some people have gone hungry from
the das of creatior, to this good hour
for the !ack of proper distribution.
Slight variations i' .production have
forced a change ini diet and one local
ity has felt the pinch of want, while
another surfeited, but the world as a
whole has ever been a land of plenty.
We now have less than one-tenth of
the tillable land of the earth's surface
under cultivation, and we not only
have this surplus area to draw on but
itis safe to estimate that in case of
dire necessity one-half the earth's
population could at the present time
knock, their -living out of the trees
of th'e forest, gather it from wild
'vines and draw it from streams. No
one should become alarmed; the
world will never starve.
The consumer has always feared
that the producer would not supply
him and his fright has found expres
sion on the statute books of our states
and nations and the farmer has been
urged to produce recklessly and with
out reference to a market, and regard
less of the demands of the consumer.
Back to the Soli.
The city people have been urging
each other to move back to the farm,
but very few of them have moved.
We welcome our city cousins back to
the soil and this earth's surface con
tains 16,092,160,000 idle acres of till
,able land where they can make a
living by tickling the earth with a
forked stick, but we do not need them
so far as Increasing production is con
cerned; we now have all the producers
we can use. The city man has very
erroeous ideas of agricultural condi
tions. The commonly accepted theory
that we are short on production is all
wrong. Our annual increase in pro
duction far exceeds that of our in
crease in population.
The World as a Farm.
Taking the world as one big farm,
we find two billion acres of land in
cultivation. Of this amount there Is
approximately 750,000,000 acres on the'
western and 1,260,000,000 acres on the.
eastern hemisphere, In cultivation.
This estimate, of course, does not in
clude grazing lands, forests, etc.,.
where large quantities of meat are
The world's annual crop approxi
mates fifteen billion bushels of ce
reals, thIrteen billion pounds of fibre
and sixty-five million tons of meat.
The average annual world crop for;
the past five years, compared with the
previous five years, Is as follows:
Past Half Previous Half
Crops- Decade. Decade.
Corn (Bu.) 3,934,174,000 3,403,655,000
Wheat(u.) 3,522,769,000 3,257,526,000
Oats (Bu.) 4,120,017,000 3,508,315.000
Cotton(Bales) 19,863,800 17,541,200
Te world shows an average in
crease in cereal production of 13 per
cent during the past decade, compared
with the previous five years, while the
world's population shows an Increase
of only three per cent.
The gain In production far exceeds
that of our Increase in population, and
it is safe to estimate that the farmer
can easily Increase production 25 per
cent if a remunerative market can be
found for the products. In textile
fibres the world shows an Increase
during the past half decade In pi-oduc
tion of 15 per cent against a popula
tion Increase of three per cent.
The people of this nation should
address themselves to the subjiect of
Improved facilities for distribution.
, telephone o
ive agency for Nunally's Candy
We always get it fresh.
er cases-$2.50 to $10.00
OVER A MILLION~ AND A "ALF
WOMEN WORK ASFARM HANDS
IN THE UNITED -STATES.
By Peter Radford
Lecturer National Farmers' Union.
Our government never faced so tre
mendous a problem as that now lying
dormant at the doors of congress and
the legislatures, and which, when
aroused, will shake this nation from
center to circumference and ~make
civilization hide its face in shame.
That problem Is-women 1h. the field.
The last federal census ieports
show we now have 1,514;000:J"women
working in the field, most ot them
south of the Mason and Dixon line.
There were approximately a million
negro slaves; working in -the- fields
when liberated by the emancipation
proclamation. We have freed our
slaves and our women have taken:.
their places In bondage. We ha.6
broken the shackles off the negroes
and welded them upon our daughters.
The Chain-Gang of Civilization.
A million women in bondage in the
southern fields form the chaingang-Qt,
civilization - the industria1T .etragedf
of the age. There is no o'verser quite.
so cruel as that of unrestrained greed,
no whip that stings like the, lash ofg
suborned destiny, and no auctiotieer's
block quite so revolting as that of-orn
The president of the United Sta
was recently lauded by the press, and
very properly so; for suggesting medi
ation between the engineers and rail
road managers In adjusting their
schedule of time and pay. The engi
neers threatened to strike If their
wages were not increased from ap
proximately ten to eleven dollars per
day and service reduced from ten to
eight hours and a similar readjust
ment of the overtime schedule. Our
women are working In the field, many
of them barefooted, for less than 50
cents per day, and their schedule is
the rising sun and the evening star;
and after the day's work is over they
milk the cows, slop the hogs and rock
the baby to sleep. Is anyone mediat
ing over their problems, and to whom.
hall they threaten a strike?
Congress has listened approvingly
to those who toil at the forge and be
hind the counter, and many of our
statesmen have smiled at the threats
and have fanned the flame of unrest
among industrial laborers. But wom
en are as surely the final victims of
industrial warfare as they are the
burden-bearers In the war between na
tions, and those who arbitrate and
mediate the differences between capi
tal and labor should not forget that
when the expenses of any industry are
unnecessarily increased, society foots
the bill by drafting a new consignment
of women from the home to the field.
Pinch no Crumb From Women's Crust
No financial award can be made
without someone footing the bIll, and
we commend to those who accept the
responsibility of the distribution of in
dustrial justice, the still.small voice of
the woman In the field as she pleads
for mercy, and we b~g that they pinch
to crumb from her crust of bread or
put another patch upon her ragged
We beg that they listen to the
scream of horror from the eagle on
every American dollar that Is wrung
from the brow of tolling women and
hear the Goddess of Justice hiss at a
verdict that increases the want of
woman to satisfy the greed of man.
The women behind the counter and
In the factory cry aloud for sympathy
and the press thunders out In their
defense and the pulpit pleads for
mercy, but how about the woman in
the field? Will not these powerful
exponents of human rights turn their
talent, energies and Influence to her
relief? Will the Goddess of Liberty
enthroned at Washington hold the cal
loused hand and soothe the feverish
brow of her sex who sows and reaps
the nation's harvest or will she permit
the male of the species to shove
women-weak and weary-from the
bread-line of industry to the back al
leys of poverty?
Women and Children First.
The census enumerators tell us that
of the L.514,000 women who work In the
fields as farm hands 409,000 are six
teen years of age and under. What is
the final destiny of a nation whose fu
tre mothers spend their girlhood days
behind the plow, pitching hay and
hauling manure, and what Is to become
of womanly culture and refinement
that grace the home, charm society
and enthuse man to leap to glory in
noble achievements If our daughters
are raised in the society of the ox and
the companionship of the plow?
In that strata between the ages of
sixteen and forty-five are 950,000 wom
en working as farm hands and many
ng you like v
r write for w1
We have a big assortmE
We can tell you what brand h
FINE PIPES A
$2.50 to $10.00. SHAV
MANICURE SETS 50c. t
S9gg.at 'menr Dreasts, as areneneu f,
La perspiration, they wield the scythe t
and guide the plow. What Is t6 be- .
ome of that nation- where poverty
briaks the crowns of the cqtieens of
Ih' iome; despair hurls a mother's
Lve from its throne and hunger -drives
nnoesnt children fromtre-schoolroom
to .tie hoe?
The-eensus bureau shows that 155,
W!f these women' are forty-five t
years of age and over. There is no
more pitiful sight In civilization thu ;
these saintly mothers of Israel stooped i
with age, drudging in the field from
mun until sun and at night drenching
theii dingy pillows with the tears of
1e'spair 'as their aching hearts take
it .ll .to God in prayer. Civilization
strikes them a blow when it should
give them a crown, and their only I1
vhe broke bread with A
mad .ad: '*Come unto me all
aie weary azid heavy laden and
[will'give you rest"
Oh,:-:America! The-land of the free -
aid -the 'h6ne of the brave, the
wrl's custdlan of chivalry, the
tiathpion'o'human~rights and the de
Lender of the oppressed-shall we per
mit our maidens fair to be torn from a
ti's,eithstone by the ruthless hand
if-destiny and chained to the plow? 8
Shall we permit our faithful wives,
whom we covenanted with God to cher
Ish and protect, to be hurled from the
bore to the -harvest field, and our e
ifherdear to; be driven from the old -
arm chair to the cotton patch?
VALUE OF OUR
season's best styles
but this before Chri
Don't delay. Come
- a Dollar-You sue 5 .
herhe h~U Ta
7e will put
iat you wan
nt of all the latest in cigars
ING SETS 50c to $5.00.
Drces of civilization, can we not appi
i our fair Dixieland the rule of th
ea-"women and children first?"
There must be a readjustment o
he, wage scale of industry so that th
fomen can be taken from the field o
iven a reasonable wage for her sers
es. Perhaps the issue has never beei
airly raised, but the Farmers' Unior
rith a membership of ten million, put
,s organized forces squarely behin
he issue and we now enter upon th
ocket of civilization the case of "Th
Voman In the Field"' and demand a
For Infants and Children
n Use For Over 30Years
Men With Conceit
Experience is u great teacher, bu
here are some conceited men who. in
gine they can give experience card
nd spades and beat It at the teachin
A woman's- crowning g99usgQf 0
~r.Mling'sNew ife Pifls
The best in the world.
a Reduction on Coat Su
re in a good assortme
atmas sale price m~ean
while the choosing is
)at Suits th:
Lts message to us W:
sents. Come and se(
J1 you are
aduction in cut glass for
oxes $2.50 to $10.00.
tock many things that will
No New York Namesake.
The genuine old New Yorker w",
looking very sad Indeed. "I was look
ing over a post office guide or dfrc
tory today," he said, "and while oth
er cities of the land have small towns
Fecattered about the country namedfor
them, New York Is without sa sligle
namesake. If I had the New York
conceit I might say there could be
but one New York, but I haven't, and
I wonder if the absence of namesakes
is due to the fact that New Yorkers
are so enamored of their city that
none has ever gone forth -to -:colonize,
or that those who have gone are of so
small consequence that they have been
anable to do as much as to give
name of their native town to any that
they have assisted.- in founding.
Whatever it Is, the result reain
and there is but one Nev York men
tioned in the post offise directory."
11m Cabin Tht.Does Not Hf.t Ti 1W.
Recause of its tonic and laxative effect. LA&A
TIVE BROMO QUINNfisetterthanordinarw
Quinine and does not cause nervousne -
rinzing In head. Remember the fou nam n
look for the signature of E. W. GROVE-2Se
To the Manci Born. -
A lady accosted a little girl who was
entering one of the fashlonble New
York fats where she knew the- ruleu
were exceedingly .strict. and aftr
some little conversation; said: "How
is It you live In these fiats? Ithought
they would riot take children. How-did
you get inu?" "Why," replied the child,
"I was borntln. -
WHY DON'T YOU?
this week. The
e the very lowest.
those who buy.
$1.25 an~d $1.50 Bed
R~oomn Slippers, this
ESumter. S. C.
it away uni
t. We guara
We are making a big ri
Fancy colors. Xmas b
You will find in our regular 6
make useful X1
One of the first judges-real judge
- -of Deadwood put in operation man,
odd ideas of corrective punishmeni
r a man was brought before him
charged with shooting up a peacefu
1 place without provocation his judgi
used to delight in tolling off half ,
dozen good shots, whose business i
was to fire all around the accused
who was made to stand up againsi
a wall. The closei- the shots and th<
2 more scared the iccused the bettei
the judge liked it. If the accuse(
demurred against this little tit-for-ta1
punishment he was formally ordere
to stand up and the maximum sen
tence under the code was meted ou1
to him. In the case of a prisoner whc
might not be impressed with the tar
get practice sentence there were oth
er penalties, such as a five mile gallo
on a frisky horse, with the legs of th
accused tied under the horse's bell3
and a saddle ma.de of fair sized stones
wrapped in a blanhet for his seat. Pro
test against this meant again the ex
t treme code punishment.
Cure for Whooping Cough.
A gill of amber, half a gill of old
Jamaica rum. Mix them together and
rub the child's back and breast with
it. Then put a piece of new flannel
over breast and back. Do this night
and morning and whenever the cough
-Is very troublesome. You will fluid
that whooping cough will not last long
after this treatment.
they will bu)
its, Dresses and Coats for
nt. Our regular prices wer
s an immense saving to
is Week, 1-2 F
-en's Coats, tie
3, this Week, I
ts to have plenty of us(
if we have followed his