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t " UtOAST GIRL AND
"K HERI BEAUIFUL POEM
,k1iliions of people have read the
' .wrrten by a young and, beautiful
,:outlast girl on her deathbed under
ignoble circumstances many years
ago, A London, England,. paper pro
noufeed the poem the most beautiful
eve written n the United States. The
suo* that we had hero. calls the poem
bhc' to our mind and we are append
' iiglt 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 wintef', there
tied at the Commercihl hospital, in
he,CIty of Cincinnati, a young wom
n, - ver whose head only two and
twent* summers had passed. She
had once been possessed of an envi
ablo.share of beauty and had been
as - she herself said, "flattered ani
.spught for the charms of her face,"
but alas! She had fallen from wom
an's high estate. Higly educated
and with accomplished mannnrs, 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 died 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 day follow
ing the girl's death, the poem ap
peared in print for the fi'st time.
When the paper containing the
poem game out, the body of the vie-:
tim had 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,
Clhnging 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 dogs with a bark and a
Snap'at the.. crystals that eddy
The town is alive and it: heart's in a
g. EinYou v
All makes of battery
To welcome :tho coming of 'the beau
How ,wildly the crowd goes, swaying
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,
'rill it blends 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 God! 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 for the charms
of my face;
God and myself I have lost by my
The ivilest wretch that goes shiver
Will make a wide sweep lest I wan
. der too night
For all that is on or above mc, I
There's nothing so pure as the beau
tiful snow, ,
How 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
a moan .
To be heard on the streets of a crazy
Gone mad in the joy of a snow com
To be and to die in my terrible woe,
With a bed and a shroud of the beau
Sinner, despair not, Christ stoopeth
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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 CAstoria ?
and the answer-Doctors pronounce
But, it is really true that BOLL
WEEVIL spells DISASTER-DISOR
GANIZATION-POVERTY -- unleos
the proper preventive and protective
meaures 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 should be carefully
studied and followed, but, the thing
that I would do first as a County Ag
ricultural Agent, Banker or Merchant
woulk be. to call a meeting (not a
public meeting) of a few of the lead
ers 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 numb r 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 tale 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
done at a profit, but cotton mony
must be "velvet"-A living on the
farm conies first-we should not have
to buy food and feed.
Carpet grass and lcspedeza pastu
res, velvet beans, soy beans, cow peas,
;Wilk 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
LESPEIEZA AS A SUBSTITUTE
FOIL A COTTON CRO'
Lespedeza, one of the South's great
ct 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,
Bains, Louisiana, a prominent farm
er who is specializing in the growing
of this profitable crop.
While the name, Lespedeza, was
supposed to have been given this
plant by botanists in 1800; it was not
until 1880 thaxt it received the atten
t ior: its merits war'ranted, as a comn
lnrcial far'm product, under the de
x.elopmtenit of Cot. J. B3. McG hee, of
Laurel H iii, Loiuisiana, who recognizi
ed its valute as a feed for' farm anii
ma Is am d as :a soil hbuilder, and who
sang ifs praises for yeatrs. Its platce
in soumthietn agtricul turen is dute Ia rgelyv
to C'oh. Mc~hee, says Dri. Lewis.
Lespe' z'a is an annual , ma turinmg
ts seed in the falli, which shatter
readIily and reseed the groundl for
the minlg yeari. Normally, these
seeds wich sihat~ter ofl at. mat uingix
t ime rin i dormiant unttil the warmtil
th and moisture germ inate them. It
is the pr'act ice to plant fr'om Februm
ofe 15 to May 1.
Tfhe s ens andl branches of1 the Ins
pedeza.; planit. ale slender and the
leaves small but very nutmerouts. A
goodl crop will grow to the hieight of
1 5 to 18 inches, and Otn fortile soils
3'0 inches1( is nott. uniknown. If. is esti
mated(5 that . a giood standl of Lespede
zax will reprtesenlt a ton of hay for
neachl 6 inches of its gr'owth.
This plant will pr'ow on almost
any of the types of soil ini the cottotn
belt, but of course like most otheret
plats does; best on a more fertile,
well dlraitned soil. It is thought. that.
no1( planit is more sutitable to flo
cottont, as Lenspedez'/a brinigs the soil
I have M ade Child-Bir th
Easier By Using -
WAITSPrn *OOKLhT ONMNOTHERHOOD ArNDfli DASY. PAIN
5RanPIrtn reOILaTOane nCO ~ ..DE.9-....TA G..
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,
nervous, depressed. I was so weak,
I couldn't walk across the floor; just
had to lay and my little ones do the
work. I was .almost dead. I tried
every thing I heard of, and a number of
doctors. Still I didn't get any relief.
I couldn't eat, and slept poorly. I
believe If I hadn't heard of and taken
Cardui 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 It saved my life."
For over 40 ears, thousands of wo.
men have used Cardui successfully,
In the treatment of many womanly
If you suffer as these women did4
take Cardui. It may help you, too.
At all druggists. nI 86
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
the oats, by virtue of its shade keeps
ulown weed sand grasses and allows
the Lespedeza to make rapid growth.
ilowever, just as 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 fiehls
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 p>routlce
the greatest irrowth.
The method -,f lrvcesting t he hay
will depend somewhat on the grade
of hay desired. In any event, the
chief effort should he directed to the
preservation of the leaves upon the
stem as they constitute a great part.
of the feeding value. Cutting is not
started until the plants are in full
bloom, and the hay should not he cut
while the dew is on or while wet from
Little need be said in favor of Les
pedeza hay as a feed for all kinds of
stock after looking at, thle followine
comnparatLive analyses: Ti moth li on-ia
taiins 2.8 per cent, protecin, 28.3 per
cn arhohydrates and . ecn
fats. L espedeza contains 'i.t percenut
protein, 31.0 percent ear hohydratew
anad 1 .8 per cenit fats. As c ompared 10
with other legume ha~ys it has the
advantage of being free froam wod
growth, perlmitting its entir cnumptll
tion and is free from the ex'Atrem
laxative piropert ies which makel some
legumie hays undesi5!rable for work
(CO-Ol'EllATlVEl ~ 3ARK ElI NG
OF COTT"ON CAMIl'AIG;N ON
opleraltive. maruketing of cotton, juidg
ing fromii reports and letters eomninm.
into the oflices of the SouthI C: rolina
Co'ttoni Gr owers' Co-operatLive A\ssocia
tion here. Every ma ii bring s s igne I
coat racts andiu letters telling o f en -
thusiasm for the movc'eent ini var
ious sect ions oif the state.
D~arlingtonm couinty obserived "'Sg
uip-Day"' last 'I'esdayv anid coat racls
repres5enting~ 4I,83t) bales wvere signie,
biring the tota:l number of ba~iles sieen
ed in that county to over 15.0(0.
Chesterfieldl sent in its Ii rsti rport,
contracts re preucenting oer 2,200
bales. A let her from lth Ahhbvill
county dlirect or, J1. F. H ill reported
enithusiasm in that countty. Gerge
R. Blriggs, county agenlt for Octnee
count-y, reports fine hieadwa.y loine
miade in thlat count y.
Fatrmersl' medmbemrs oif the Generali
For Sale at your Dealer
ASK F'OR THE YELLOW I
E AGLE PENCIL CC
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 W. 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 possible
vigor all over the state during the
next three months.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE
Florence, S. C., Feb. 4, 1922.
In reply to telegram 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 Carolya Campaign Coml.
Co-operating Tobacco Asso.
Florence, S. C.
Owing to my absence from the of
fice your telegram 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
days 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,
January 26th, and on Monday, Janu
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 150,000,000 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 redlry all ot
the crop, if it becomes ne(cessarv to
We all feel very much encouraged
over the way our operation has start
ed off, and the members of the Asso
ciation are pleased with the way their
business is being handled, and I feel
confident; it is going to he the salva
tion of the business interest of our
If there is any information at :ny
time that you desire, write me and I
will give it to you.
With kind regards and best wishes,
Yours very truly,
(Signed) Janmes C. Stone,
President and General Mgr.
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