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.is atuivesl favorite
CROP LIENS SHOULD BE
GIVEN ONLY FOR CASH
The first thing that we believe
aught to be done to reform our credit
ystem and put the South on a cash
-asis is .to abolish tne crop lion sys
tem. It is an iniquity. Doing iper.
'handising on a crop lien basis is a
form of gambling and is about as im
moral= and, demoralizing to all con
-erned as any. other form of gamb
What we need is a law saying that
crop liens may be given only in re
turn for actual cash advanced at the
legal rate of interest, either so much
(own or so much per month, leaving
the giver of the lien free to buy at
cash prices wherever he pleases.
The merchant should stick -to', his
job of, selling goods. . Banking or
financing the farmer's business is not
properly his job.
It has often been said In the past
that the crop lien should be repeated
altogether, but it may oc possible to
destroy the evil of the crop lien with
out destroying the crop lien itself.
And the evil of the crop lien is this:
that a man is tied ip, bound up, to
buy from one merchiant, and the aw
fixes no limit whatever to the,extra
profit, or interest rate, - which this
merchant may charge on his money
by calling it "time prices." The law
may say it is a crime to charge a
man over 6 or 8 per cent per annum
on casli advances, and yet our nier
chant- friends will admit that it is
po.ssib'e to charge (it) to 80 per cent
in the form of time prices. And we
ask th-m to say whether this -is right.
It may be all right for a man to ask
wh::t he pleases for his goods, when
the p:rehas:r has the privilege of
sayingr w'hether 6.- will buy or not,
h t it i;n't right for any state to let
its citizens be so bounu up that they
cannot choos: bit pay whatever is
:asked. If that isn't simply a molern
form of slavery, then we are mis
t :ken. We believe, too, that most of
oar merchant friends are fairmin(led
enough to say that such a system
isn't right, and that if the matter
were properly put to them, they
woald be wiling to help farmers
change this system.
Nor do we believe our better class
of merchants, those who are willing
to live an:d lot live, would suffer by
such a reform.
Supose a man were allowed to get,
onjy cash in exchange for a crop lien,'
such advances subject to the anti
usury restrictions, as we have sug
gested; what would be the result?
The result would be to put crop-lien
cren it on a safe legitimate basis and
ti... ., out of the realm of gambling.
The lender of the cash would be pru
dent-careful not to risk too much
and the giver t. the lien would be
restrained from getting into debt in
ste m of being encouraged to get into
debt, as is now too .often the case.
large proportion of tenants would
therefore get something ahea:l. In
some cases, of course, men woald not
be able to get suflicient crop lien
credit, but would have to work
awhi... 'or wages, instead of plung
ing ahead with an unprofitable, half
cultivatea crop, but this would be bet
ter for them and better for the state.
If crop lien gambling could only be
abolished ten years we believe thhe
merchants themselves would' be al
most unanimous for its perpetual
abolition. Consider this phase of the
question, Mr. Merchant: Your pros
perity depends upon prosperous pat
rons, and the crop lien keeps your
patrons poor. The poor fellow doesn't
use proper work stock and machinery
to make good crops; doesn't rotate
and grow legumes to keep his soil
in condition to make good crops. He
keeps poor and keeps you poor with
him--keeps you making small profits,
as we have said, selling Western
CONSTIPATION CAUSES BAD
A (lull and pimply skin is due to
a sluggish bowvel movement. Corerect
this condition and clear your com..
plexion with Dr. KIng's New Life
Pills. This- mildl laxative taken at
bedtime .will assure you a full, free,
non-griping movement In the morn
ing. Drive out the (lull, listless feel
ing resulting from overloaded intes
tines and sluggish liver. Get a bot
tle to-day. At all Druggists, 25c.
HOW THE BANKER CAN HELP
To stimulate interest in better
livestock farming, bankers cannot
ap~propriate advertising funds more
profitably andl wisely than to pur
chase pure-bred sires for organizedl
rural communities. It is not only a
good adv~ertising scheme for the bank
but it wilt ultimately greatly swell
the bank dleposits from a newv so irce
of wealth that has been created in its
territory. It is what may be appro
priately called constructive advertis
Again, the banks of our towns
should lend money at a nominal rate
of interest to organized farmers who
make joint notes for the purchase of
pure-bredl sires, labor-saving farm
machinery, lime, pasture grasses,
clover seed, fei'tilizer, etc. The wise
banker will not be slow to see the
wisdom of this sort of cooperation
With the cooperative organized forces
in the rural communities.-J. Z.
G;reen, in The Progressive Farmer.
SRUB OUT PAIN
with good oil liniment. '1a'
the surest way to stop th'emn.
The beat rub ing linimeunt is j
Good for the Ailments of'
Horses, Mules, Cattle, Etc.
GJood for your own Ach~es,
Pains, Rheumatis~mL Sprains, f
II Cuts, Burn*, Nt.
ieat sgootera anl tobacco, whoiI a
gright to he -sotthng .that-;an',rdH.
plows, binders, carriages, aiid piao8
Put the crop lien on a ca's1i
and 'there will be "air compatitibn
among merchants for getting the ca'h
advances; and the tenanti kept wIthi~i
limits, will get ahead, eqiip hit
farm 4etter, make rifore money, and
be -a -better custoiner for the mer
clmnt. And the inerchant freed from
financing. so many farmers,- will be
able to turn -over his money faster.
The Progressive Farmer.
Each Town Should Say 'Not Only 'Buy
From Us,' But 'Sell to Us.'
As Prof. E. C. Branson has pointed
out, the town that is to justify its
existence must say to the farmer not.
only, "Buy from us," but also, "Sell
We believe* farmers have a right
to demand this sort of service from
the town where they Spend . their
money. Moreover, it will be better
for all concerned, iZ . the buying is
kept on a cash basis. The South will
never be the rich country it should be
until there is a cash market for corn,
haty, and livestock, as well- as for cot
S<- long, in fact, as it is a barter.
pro('position we are never going t:, get
on the right basis as to gra'ica. and
stan;:rds. A merchant often has to
take bad butter and had eggs simply
in order to get the farmer's trade.
Weld, in his "Marketing of Farm
Products," refers to this m- tter say
ing that "country stores rarely dis
criminate between goods of different
qualities," because "afraid of. offend
ing or losing a customer. *
This has the effect of making the
farmers careless about the goods they
iMarket, because no pi emium is plac
ed on superior quality." Again:
"Butter is of various degrees of
sweetness and cleanliness, but the
country storekeeper does not dare dis
eriminate, because each farmer's wif.
thinks she makes the best butter that
can be ma<Je."
The same thing happens, as Weld
says, in the case of eggs. "As a re
sult there is very little incentive' to
farmers in imany localities to gather
their eggs frequently, to standardize
and improve their breeds of poultry,
to keel) the nests clean, or to take
proper care of the eggs." If, how
ever, butter and eggs and other farm
produce were sold for cash, rigid
methods of grading would be enforc
ed, and the products would soon be
brought to. a higher standard, mean
ing higher prices for the product and
more money both for the merchant
and farmer.-The Progressive Farm
If the fire bell should ring would
you run and stop it or go and help
to put out the fire ? It is much the
same way with a cough. A cough is
a danger signal as much as a fire
bell. You should no more try to sup
press it than to stop a fire bell when
it is ringing, but should cure the dis
ease that causes the coughing. This
can nearly always be (lone by taking
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Many
have used it with the most beneficial
results. It is especially valuable for
the persistent cough that so often fol
lows a bad cold or an attack 'of the
grip. Mrs. Thomas Beeching, An
drews, Ind., writes: "During the
winter my husband takes cold easily
and coughs and coughs. Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy is the best medi
cine for breaking up these atacks and
you cannot get him to take any
other." Obtainable anywhere.--Adv.
State of South. Carolina,
County of Clarendon-.
County of Sumter.
By virtue of a (decree of the Court
of Comon Pleas for Sumter County,
in the State of South Carolina, in
the case of T. E. Hedge, as Admin
istrator of the Estate of Barney R.
Hodge, deceased, against Dorothy P.
Hodge, Barney Grace Hlodge, Susie
May Hiodge, et al, I will sell at public
auction to the highest bidder at the
Court House in the City of Manning,
in the County of Clarendon, State
aforesaid, on Salesday in January,
1917, being the first aay of saidl
month, the following described real
estate, to wvit:
That tract of land in Clarendon
County, in the .State aforesaid, con
tainig ninety-six acres, more or less,
bounded on the North and East by
hand of W. L. Osteen, on the South
by land of James Smiling, anmd on the
WVest by the line betwen Sumter and
Terms of sale: Cash, purchaser to
pay for papers.
E. C. HAYNSWORTH,
Master for Sumter County.
State of South Carolina,
County of Clarendon.
County of Sumter.
By virtue of a dlecre'e of the Court
of Comon Pleas for Sumter County,
in the State of South Carolina, in the
case of Combahee Fertilizer Company
against Daisy F. King, L. M. King,
the City National Bank of Sumter,
S. C., The British & American Mort
gage Company, Limitedi, et al, I will
.sell at public auction, to the highest
"idlder at the Court House in the City
of Manning, in the County of Claren
dIon, State aforesaid, on Sales Day in
January, 1917, being the first day of
said month, the followving (describedl
real estate to wit:
All that tract of land situate in
Clarendon County, said State, con..
taining eighty-six acres, more or less,
bounded on the North by land of W.
C. King; East by land of J. W. Broad
way and J. HI. King; South by land of
Gardner and of Eadon, andl West by
land of Eadon and of Wilder. The
said tract of land being that which
was dlesignatedl as parcel 5i on a plat
madle by McLollan & Palmers, Sur
veyors, dlates. February 6, 1912.
Terms of sale: Cash, purchaser to
pay' for lpapers.
E. C. HAYNSWORTH,
Master for knumtr Cunty.
Ther'e is aReal Diffrence -
Cream of tartar,'derived frothri ps,
Is used in Royal Baking Powder. because
it is the best.and most healthful ingredient
known for the purpose.
Phosphate and alun, which are de
rived frorfi mineral s~ourdes, . are used in
some baking powders, instead of creai of
,tartar, because they are cheaper.
If you have been induced to use baking
powders made from ain or phosphate,
use Royal Baking -Powder instead. You
will be pleased with the results and 'the
difference in the quality of the food.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.
JEWELTY AND CHRISTMAS!
Very naturally when you think of Christ
mas Presents you associate them with a
Jewelry Store, and in this line there is no
mdre appropriate gift than
. A Handsome -Watch.
A Brilliant Diamomd.
A Birthstone Ring.
A Set of Cuff Links.
A Signet Ring.
A Cut Glass Set.
A Silver Set.
A Handsome CIeck.
We have the liiggeat line of the above in
this section, and the stocks are large, choos
ing is easy. When you are in Sumter we
want you to come in and inspect these goods,
as we have just what you want.
, L. \W. FOLSOM,
THE JEWELER. SUNMTER. S. C.
Owing to there being considerable dam
aged wheat that will not make flour suitable
for exchange, THE CLARENDON ROLLER
FLOUR MILLS will grind each pershn's wheat
the balance of the season, taking ohe-Oght
toll or its equivelent in cash. \
SCLAENDON ROLLER FLOUR MILLS
OLD SAWS RE-SET
Of all the Saws you ever saw saw, you never saw a
Saw saw like our Saws saw." Say that over' ts your'self
rapidly. Keep on saying it. It's true; and it is equally
true of all our TIools
and Hardware. Noth
mtilaeueing but the very best
the making of our
-. - good1s, and we guaran
tee eneh articte that
enives 'tee stole. If
you, want to get -the
best Hairdware at the
L c heapes) prie 1~yo'u
hav e get to come here.
The Oulnine Tihat Does Not Affect The Head Pites Cured In 6 to 14 Days .
yicam Rof In toni a bela tiveert antr JXA. Your dru ist will refuttd .noney if P'AZ
nIV nneMX QIhd.-RnInle bettiervum oudina aRnn Mi dEl*dfa a to et r any ese ofItchng
oo o h guature of R. W. GROvU. 25.Te* s appli ationgie eanRe.