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OUTCAST CIRL AND
NIl BEAUTIUL POEM
Millions of people have read the
-ri ten by a young and, beautiful
outast girl on her deathbed under
Ignble circumstances' many years
a o: A London, England,.paper pro
nouziced the poem the most beautiful.
evei written in the United States. The
snow that we had hero calls the poem
c to our mind and we are append
,ing.$t with the following brief sketch
of the broken hearted girl who wrote
'"In the early part bf Ithe war be
tween the states on a stormy night
right in the dead of wintei, there
,'died at the Commercihl hospital, in
the Cikty of Cincinnati, a young wom
an, over whose head only two and
twentf summers had passed. She
had once been possessed of an envi
able share of beauty and had- been
as - she herself said, "flattered ancl
sought for the charms of her face,"
but ,as! She had fallen from won
an's high estate. Higly educated
and with accomplished man ers, she
might have shone in the highest so
ciety. But the evil hour that pro
cured her ruin was the one from
which went out the innocence of
childhood; and having spent a young
life in disgrace and shame, the poor
and friendless one lied the melan
choly death of a broken-hearted out
cast. Among her personal effects
was found in manuscript "The Beau
tiful Snow," which was carried to
Enos B. Reed, a gentleman of cul
ture and literary taste, who was at
that time editor of the National Un
ion. In the columns of that paper
on the morning of the (lay follow
ing the girl's death, the poem ap
peared in print for the fist time.
Whon the paper containing the
poem 'me out, the body of the vic-'
tim l'ad not, yet received burial. The
attention of Thomas Buchanan Reed,
one of the first American poets,
was so taken with the stirring pathos
that he immediately followed the
corpse to its final resting place.
Such are the plain facts concerning
Her , whose "Beautiful Snow" will
long be remembered as one of the
brightest gems in American litera
Oh! the snow, 'the beautiful snow!
Filling thesky and the earth below,
Over the house tops, over the street,
Over the heads of the people you
Beautiful snow! it can do nothing
Flying to kiss the fair lady's cheek,
Clinging to lips in a frolicsome
Beautiful snow from the heavens
Pure as an angel, gentle as love!
Oh!' the snow, the beautiful snow!
How the flakes gather and light as
Whirling about in their maddening
It plays in its glee with every one,
It lights the face and sparkles the
And playing (logs with a bark and a
Snap rat the.. crystals that eddy
The town is alive and its heart's in a
All makes of battery
To wolcpme the'. comingofthbeu
o te mngof the eau
,How wildly the crowd goes swaying
.. i aalong
Hailing to each other with humor and
How the gay sleds like meteors pass
Bright for a inoment, then lost to the
Dashing they go,
Over the crest of the beautiful snow,
Snow so - pure when it fell from the
As to make one regret-to see it lie
To be trampled and tracked by thou
sands of feet
Till it btends with the filth ' of the
Once I was as pure as the snow, but
Fell like a snowflake, from heaven to
Fell to be trampled .on as filth In the
Fell to be scoffed, to be spit on and
Dreading to die!
Selling my soul to whoever would
Dealin gin shame for %a morsel of
Hating thb living and fearing the
Merciful Godl Have I fallen so low?
And yet I was once like the beautiful
With an eye like crystal, a heart like
Once I was loved for my innocent
Flattered and sought rfor "Ihe Charms
of my face;
God and myself I have lost by my
The vilest wretch that goes shiver
Will make a wide sweep lest I wan
der too night
For all that is on or above me, I
There's nothing so pure as the beau
Hlow strange it should be that this
Should fall on the sinner with no
where to go;
How strange it should be when night
If the snow and the ice struck my
Too wicked for prayer, too weak for
To be heard on the streets of a crazy
Gone mad in the joy of a snow con
To be and to (lie in my terrible woe,
With a bed and a shroud of the beau
Sinner, despair not, Christ stoopeth
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the various states:
1. '" consider, in the se.lectionl o
pa:1vemie! 'types, the (questioni of cos
of mintenaniiicel~ 1 over tile entireC ii f
of thle liavemen0It, rath~er thian the firs
2. Tlo keep all piavemnents iln a goot
staite of re'pair.
3. To keep comlplete, det ailed amu
accu rate recordls of miniIteniane'
costs oni all types5 of pav'fenits.
A niumbher of states, as for examph
Oio , Ii ilno. , Massachiusetts ml.A dev
Yor-k alreadly aro keeping such main
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on1 the surlface pr~oper from thle cos
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the last report of the state hiighwa:
'omminission, the figureCs shiowinlg thl
average cost for one0 year oif repair
ing the surlfalce of a mile of 18-Coo
Brick, all types, .. ......... 6.3:
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per mile o (f all wid1ths:
Bienk, rigidl typ)es - .. _ ..._ -$ 23
Concrete, cemrent----..---...$ 98
Grave1'(l, rollod ......_ .$ 1
Concrete, bituminous -....--31
Macadami, bituminous ..--.$38f
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its influence to promlote proper- main
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WHAT WOULD I-DO IF-I
WERE IN YOUR PLACE?
All are familiar with the old gag
How do, you pronounce Czstoria ?
and the answer-Doctors pronounce
But, it is really true that BOLL
WEEVIL spells DISASTER--DISOR
GANIZATION-POVERTY -- unleys
the proper preventive and protective
measures are applied in time.
You have been advised how to com
bat the weevil and the plans for
fighting the weevil as outlined in pre
vious letters shoulk be carefully
studied and followed, but, the thing
that I would do first as a County Ag
ricultural Agent, Banker or Merchant
would be to call a meeting (not a
public meeting) of a few of the lead
Iers in my county or township, being
sure to have several successful farm
ers present; to size up the situation
and decide what Ito do. In advance
of the meeting I would prepare a
statement showing the population of
the county, the number of farms, size
of farms, farms operated by owners
and by tenants, scrage in different
crops and production; also the num
ber of domestic animals of different
kinds, beef and dairy cattle, swine
and sheep, poultry and egg production
bee colonies etc., (This information is
available in the 1920 census advance
sheets) A careful study of this state
ment showing the basis wealth of the
county should be made, and the weak
as well as the 'strong points of the
farming system discovered. Then,
with a proper understanding of the
situation the committee can decide up
on a farming program for the county.
After- this comes work, not indifferent
appropriation of the plan, but en
thusiastic support. If you are con
vinced that the program is all right
make it your business to convince
the other fellow-keep at it-it is
going to take several years to put the
Bear in mind that we should con
tinue to grow cotton if this can be
lone at a profit, but cotton mony
must be "velvet"-A living on the
farm comes first-we should not have
to buy food and feed.
Carpet grass and lespedeza pastu
res, velvet beans, soy beans, cow peas,
.jilk cows, sour-cream dairying, poul
try, hogs, peanuts, sweet potatoes to
bacco and many other farm crops, all
offer the farmers in the Coastal
Plain of the Carolinas opportunities
for a living-and as world conditions
gradually improve, steadily increasing
LESPEDEZA AS A SUBSTITUTE
FOR A COTTON CROP
Lespedeza, one of the South's great
est legumes, is the title of an inter
esting article prepared for the Lespe
deza Seed Growers' Cooperative As
sociation, Inc., by Dr. R. E. Lewis,
Ulains, Louisiana, a prominent far m
er who is specializing in the growing
of this profitable crop.
While the name, Lespedeza, was
supposed to have been given this
pl1ant by botanists in 1800; it was not
until 1880 that it received the atten
tion its merits wvarranted , as a comn
mercial farm pr'oduct., under the de
velopment of Col. J. B3. Ale hee, of
Laurel H ill, ALuiianiIa, who0 r'ecogn iz
(d its value as a feed for farm ani
mtals andl as a soil builder, antd who
saing its prlaises for years. Its place
in southern agricul ture is due lar'gely'
to Col. Ale~hee, says Dr. Lewis.
Le'sped(ezai is ani annual, mnaturingi
its seed1 in the fall, whliich shatter
lead ily and riesee' the ground for
the cooming yeari. . ormally, these
seeds whtiebI shat ter oil' at maturing
ime renmain dormit..t until the warm
Lih and moisture germinate thenm. It
Iis the practice to plant from F'ebru
art' 15 to May I.
I The st ens and 1( branches of' the L es
pedez~a plant. arec slend~er' and the
leaves small1 btt very numerlous. A
goodl (crop will grow tol the height of
15 to 18 inches, and on fert ile soils
30 inches is ntot unknown. It is esti
mated( that. a good stamnd of L~espede.
za will r'epriesent a ton of hay foi
eachI G inches of' its gr'owth.
This plant will grow on almost
aIny of the type's (If soil in the cotton
bel01t, but, (of 'onr ise 1like most ofthei
lalnts does best on a more fer'tile,
well dra'iinled soil. It is thought that
no pla0nt is mor'e suitable to1 fol low~
cottoni, as Le.sp1edezia brings the soil
For Three Gener ationls
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Walytto :OOKLUT OM NOflHERHOOD ANDTHI BABnY.Fmi
Alabama Lady Was-Sick For Three
Years, Suffering Pain, Nervous
and Depressed--Read Her
Own Story of Recovery.
Paint Rock, Ala.-Mrs. C. M. Stegall,
of near here, recently related the fol.
lowing interesting account of her re.
covery: "I was in a weakened con
dition. I was sick three years In bed,
suffering a great deal of pain, weak,
servous, depressed. I was so weak,
I couldn't walk across the floor; just
had to lay and mr little ones do the
work. I was. almost dead. I tried
every thing I heard of, and a number of
doctors. Still 1 didn't get any relief.
I couldn't eat, and slept poorly. I
believe If I hadn't heard of and taken
Cardul I would have died. I bought
six bottles, after a neighbor told me
what it did for her.
"I began to eat and sleep, began to
gain my strength and am now well
and strong. I haven't had any trou
ble since ... I sure can testify to the
good that Cardui did me. I don't
think there Is a better tonic made
and I believe jt saved my life."
For over 40 years, thousands of wo.
men have used Cardui successfully,
In the treatment of many womanly
If you suffer s these women did,
take Cardui. It may help you, too.
At all druggist. D 85
back to its former state of fertility.
The custom of seeding Lespedeza
with oats has ,become more or less a
fixed habit among the producers, as
th'e oats, by virtue of its shade keeps
down weed sand grasses and allows
the Lespedeza to make rapid growth.
however, just is good crops can be
produced when the seed is sown alone;
but seeding with oats has the advant
age of giving the planter two crops
from the same ground during the
the year, with but one cost of culti
vation. Experience indicates that one
bushel of seed (25 lbs.) per acre is
about the right amount to he plant
ed. It requires no inoculation, as the
rough little jackets containing the
seeds carry enough from the fields
from which they are taken to insure
No special soil preparation is neces
sary, although it has been demon
strated beyond a doubt that soils well
supplied with phosphates will proluc'e
the greatest grrowth.
The method of harvesting the hay
will depend somewhat on the grade
of hay desired. In any event, the
chief effort should be directed to the
preservation of the leaves upon the
stem as they constitute a great part
of the feeding value. Cctting is not
started until the plants are in full
bloom, and the hay should not be cut
while the dew is on or while wet from
Little need be said in favor of LI's
pleieza Iay as a feed for all kinds o'
stock after looking at t he fol lowine
compliiaativye anta lyses: imo11th y con
taiins 2.8 per' cent prloteCin, 283 per1
('ent c'arblohydra tes and 1 .1 perctt
fats. Lespe'dezai contains '7.6 per'cenlt
proteini, 31.0 percent car1bohydr iater
antI 1.8 per' cent Jats. As comparediti
with thler legumle hays it ha1 th
ad(vanlltage of bintg Ireet fromi W woody
tiont andit is free fromi . the extremte
hcgIxatyropetiestt willch makesom
OF' COTT~lON " \AiPlAlCGN ON
into theis ogtf thle South1 C: ioin
C:ottonl Gr'owers' Co-operative Asstoci:
ti onl here. E~very mail binigs signed5
c'ontractsu anti letter'ls tellin tg of en
thuSiasml for' the mo(vemnl~it in var.
Dlilingtoni counity tobst rved'5 "in
up-Da y"' last 'iTuestlhy andi~ cotr~at
reprlesenltin '1,830 bale were (!5signe
bring tile total numnber olf blales sign
Cheoster'field sent. ini its lirst. report
'onitracts repretletin g tover 2 ,20J
hales. A letter' from the Ahhtevilh
cotunty, repots lite hieadwayv bline
F~armers mieber. of the G--at'ral
For Sale at your Dealer
ASK FOR THE YELLOW
- EAGLE PENCIL C(
Assembly are signing the contract.
Senators George K. Laney, of Chester
field, P. L. Bethea of Dillon, and F. C.
Robinson have already signed and in
the House of Representatives Clarence
J. Jackson, of Sumter, John V.'. Mc
Kay, of Dillon, L. R. Windham and
Julius -S. McInnes, of Darlington; F.
Gentry Harris, and J. H. Mabry of
Spartanburg have already signed.
The campaign for contracts will be
pushed with the greatest possibe;
vigor all over the state during t1 e
next three months.
INFORMA'TION ABOUT THE
Florence, S C., Feb. 4, 1922.
In reply to telegi .m sent to Mr. .J.
C. Stone, President of the Kentucky
Burley Tobheco Growers Co-operative
Association, asking him to give the
South Carolina Campaign Committee
some information as to the Kentucky
situation, the following reply was re
Lexington, Ky., Feb. 1, 1922.
"South Carolvi Campaign Coin.
Co-operating Tobacco Asso.
Florence, S. C.
Owing to my o'bsence from the of
fice your telegran on Jan. 26th has
just been received, and in reply will
say that there are about 132 loose
leaf warehouses in the entire Burley
district. Of these houses our Asso
eiation now owns 117, and there are
15 houses, mostly small ones, selling
tobacco at public auction.
Up to this time they have sold
around thirty-seven to thirty-eight.
million pounds, and for the last ten
(lays receipts in these houses are ex
tremely light ,and in my opinion, they
will not sell over twelve or fifteen
million pounds more.
The Association began receiving to
bacco in Lexington on Thursday,
.Jan 'ary 20th, and on Monday, Ja nu
ary 30th, we began receiving in all of
our other receiving points, about 90
We are making a substantial ad
vance to each farmer on delivery of
his tobacco, and this advance in most
cases has proven to be more than the
farmer got for his entire crop last
year, and I am glad to sa ythe farm
ers over the entire district are not,
only satisfied, but are charmed with
the way their Association has started
We estimate that the Association
will handle this year in the neighbor
hood of 1 50,000,000 pounds and from
present indications, I feel confident
that we will sell most of our tobacco
in Winter order. However, we are
prepared to finance and redry all of
the crop, if it becomes n.-essary to
We all feel very much encouraged
over the way our operation has start
ed off an11d the members of the Asso
(iation are pleased with the way their
business is being handled, and I feel
confident it is going to be the salva
tion of the business int.oetst of our
If there is any information at :my
time that you desire, write me and I
will give it to you.
With kind regards and best wishes,
Yours very truly,
(Signed) James C. Stone,
President and General Mgr.
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