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Br Stock, Slielor Hughs & Bhelor
lil j il^B _! "fllL.- '.1_ _?> Now Kerles No.
A New Series j tfo. frOu\?--Volume^LXXI.-Nov"*.
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Pure Wheat Shorts is the
best Hog Feed on the mar
ket. We are offering the
best grade of Shorts:
75-lb. Bags, . . $2.25.
100-lb. I . . $2.75.
C. W. & J. E. Bauknight,
Highest Market Price Paid for Cotton.
Also have ample warehouse facilities for
storing cotton. See me if you want to
either sell or store. : - .
Off I ce Iii Moss & Ansel's Store.
Walhalla, S. C.
Sept. 27, J920-39-tf.
Whoso Work During 1021 Will Bc
Moro Important Til an Ever.
STAND BY YOUR COUNTY AGENT, I them market cotton and other "mon
ey crops" more wisely; and (3) who
I will help farmers In co-operative ship
ping and selling of the corn, hay,
hogs and cntle they are going to
We shall indeed need county agents
-and this year more than ever bo
(Progressive Farmer.)
We regret to learn of a disposi
tion in a few conuties to try to get
along in 1921 without a county
agent, or with a less efficient county
Such a policy is like dropping the
pilot Just as the ship enters the most
dangerous seas, lt is like shutting
up the lighthouse Just ns the storm
comes oh.
The farmers of the South will noed'
the help of tho county agent more in
1921 than ever before. And they will
use him more than ever before.
In the first place, they need his
help abopt production. How much
the cotton acreago will be cut is prob
lematical, but it is certainly going
to be cut. Farmers are going to grow
a diversity of crops, and they are
going to need guidance in new fields
if effort. They are also going to grow
moro livestock, and here especially
they will need the help of a thor
oughly equipped county agent.
.No less urgently-in fact, even
moro urgently-farmers will need
the help of the county agent In prob
lems of marketing. Big and promis
ing plans for reformed cotton market
ing (as well as tobacco markoting
and poannt marketing In section?
growing those crops) are already
under way. The county agent is tho
man who must do more than anyono
else in bringing success to these plans
for scientific and profitable market
ing. Then, too, In growing corn, hay,
hoers nr)i\ op.ttle farmers will find
their diversification program of small
profit unloss plans for co-operative
shipping and soiling are worked out.
., They naturally look to the county
agent for leadership in thoso mat
For all these reasons the best in
vestment yonr connty can make is to
puy enough to get a superbly qunll
. fled man to lead your farming forces
aa connty agent In 1021.
Don't be content with a cheap man.
.Got a man whose training is such that
farmers know he can ?give them real
help in all the Intricate problems of
soils, fertilizers, crops, livestock dls
? eBjSes-a man who has enough abil
ity not only (1) to help fnrmcrs di
versify wisely, but also (2) to help
Contemplates Making A Big Noise in
tho Next Congress.
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 1.-Thomas E.
Watson, United States Senator-elect
from this State, announces in a copy
righted statement prepared for tho
Constitution, that at the extra ses
sion of the 67th Congress he will in
troduce a bill to make Liberty and
Victory bonds and other government |
war paper legal tender.
Mr. Watson has announced plans
for Introducing bills to force the Fed
eral Reserve and farm loan banks t >
lend money directly to individ?ala,
and to require the Secretary of the
Treasury to issue tho unissued green
backs authorized by a hill signed by
President Lincoln. Tho total of thoso
authorized but unissued greenbacks,
according to tho Senator-elect, ls
Discussing his plan to ma ko legal
tender of Liberty and Victory bonds
and credit certificates, with savings
stamps and all government obliga
tion paper Issued during and since
tho World War as a roinedy for what
ho claims is an existing "domestic
crisis," Mr. Watson declared that
such action would have an electrify
ing effect upon Amoricnn business
On the passage of such legislation,
Mr. Watson declared, "all apprehen
sion of a panic would quickly disap
Regarding the nation's financial
system, Mr. Watson said that he
would introduce bills to make it
mandatory, under penalty, for the re
gional banks to lend direct to farm
er) on approved securities at an In
terest rate not over five per cent; to
repeal that section of the Farm Loan
Bank Act requiring a group of ten
1 signatories to a loan, and Insertion of
i a mandatory clause compelling such
.banks to lend to an individual appll
I cant upon approvod securities with
out tho requirement of additional ob
Acreage-J. P. Stribling Writes Gerin
. corning Deerca.se .Movement.
As we worry over thc present crises
it is well that we should take our
bearings and soe "whore we are at"
and where we are drifting.
Our staple crop-cotton-is soil
ing at about half the cost of produc
tion. Our cribs, bins and smoke
houses are only half Ulled, and the
boll weevil is in winter quarters in
our county, laying plans to destroy
the coming crop of cotton. The finest
and most prolific crop we have raised
tho past year, being a crop of large
Obligations, that but few have been
able to gather.
Stop- listen- think- act-asVto
the future! Right-about faco! Be
honest and provident with our homes
and furn i UGH, with our livestock and
with our lands. Let us divide our
lands into three equal portions and
start diversification. On the first one
third of this land sow and plant UH
staple grains-'corn, wheat and oats.
This will insure tho "stuff of life" fr?
man and beast. On tho next one-third
of land sow cover crops, forage crop??
and leguminous crops. This will pro
vide ample forage crops and feed our
soils, too, at the same time. On tho
last one-third of land plant cotton.
This will give a surplus money crop
and furnish funds to meet all outside
expenses (provided we do not rnlst
too large a crop of obligations), and
lny by a fair sum tor the "rainy day"
in tho future.
The second year change corn and
grain lands to forage and cover croj)e,
and the forage and coyer crops. ji?ju?
?nd grain. . .
For*',the third year revolve aroui
one-third further, and on the fourth
year start the three-year rotation
over again.
By this plan no crop will be on
lands more than three years apart;
cotton each year will follow cover
crops, and tho boll weevil will be
guessing all winter where his next
year's food supply will come from,
and will exhaust his energy migrat
ing from field to flold each Bummer,
and will soon give up in despair;
and nil the other crop insects, pests
and fungus diseases will lessen each
year, and the soil will steadily im
This plan, well carried out, will
amply food man and boast and land,
and give a 'surplus, and. give our
homes and farms an air of comfort
and thrift and prosperity.
This plan is practical, workable, in
expensive, easily understood. This
plan will solve the acreage reduction.
Try lt and be convinced. Many de
tails can be worked out from this
general plan. J. P. Strlbllng.
Richland, Jan. 1, 1921.
For Deserting-'Was a German Spy
While Serving in U. S. Army.
Washington, Jan. 1.-John A. Wil
lera, a former captain In the United
States army, who, when arrested at
New York on Dec. 7, claimed that
he had acted as a Gorman spy while
serving with tho American forces,
has boon convicted by court martial
of desertion from tho army, and sen
tenced to five yonrs in the Federal
penitentiary at Leavenworth, it was
announced yesterday at tho War De
partment. Willers still is to be tried
on chargos of theft and embezz
men% The former captain, who said
he ha onie to the United States as
an agont of tho German government,
ls charged with absconding with $r>,
000 of the funds of his company on
Dec. 19, 1918. His company (I, of
the Forty-eighth Infantry,) was then
stationed at Camp Sevler, Green
ville, S. C.
This Railroad in Rad Fix.
Washington, Dec. 31.-The bor
rowed locomotivo now used by the
Frodericksburg and Northern rail
road, a short lino In Texas, ls about
all In, the road told the Interstate
Commerce Commission to-day In
making application for a Federal
loan of $20,000 with which to pur
chase a "good second-hand engine."
Unless anothor locomotive I? ac
quired by the spring, tho application
said, the road will bo forced to sus
I do MOVING ai
kiad anywhere or
fy truck than byi
It makes no d
|p 100 miles, I
ither way.
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t<*l"in Wilds of Canada, Two
fared Miles from Railroad.
Ni V..i Jan. 2.-The
f ^'navy balloon A-i>598 landed
ten jJ^t?s^iortheast of Moose Factory,
On??icfr.bh Dec. 14, and the crew of
in is safe at the Hudson Bay
i^tflnr?'1 according to a tele
ived at the naval air sta
Stef^ herp sharity aftpr
ras 1f>?abne??, But the
Kirvalling wind, blowing northwest,
Indicated a-, landing somewhere in
Canada. ^V?th '^he exception of a re
ijpor^ 'that' th?. balloon Was seen pass
ing pver \Ve|Is, N. Y., late that same
night, no definite word was received
here*of the progress of the flight.
The balloph ,carf led a crew of three
moni Lieut. Walter Hinton, of Belle
Harbor, N. an pilot under Com
mander Albert C. Reed on the NC-4's
transatlantic, flight, was in charge.
His .companions were Lieut. Stephen
A. Farrell, ailne officer, of this city,
and Lieut. Louis A. Kloor, Jr., of
New Orleans,fnaval vreserve force,, as
Thrice Days1 Rations.
? The three officers were supplied
with normal rations for throe days,
but which would serve them for ten
days in an emergency. Ninety-six
hours after the balloon's departure,
when fears were first felt for the
safety of the aeronauts, wireless sta
tions and forest rangers in Northern
New ork and Southeastern Canada
were notified to be on the lookout for
the La 1 loon.
A few days later two army air
planes were sent from Mitchell Field
to Albany to begin an aeronautical
search of tho Adirondacks. One of
tho machines met with a mishap on
the flight from Albany to Glenns
Falls, their ba?o of operations, and
the other continued the search at
once, but without success.
News of the aeronauts' safety was
received in the following telegram
from them from Mattlce, Ont.:
Driven by Storm.
"Driven by storm Monday, 12-13
wost by north,at Lower Hudson Bay;
forced to land 2 p. m. 12-14 about
ton miles north by oast of Moose Fac
tory, Ontario, latitude 51.50, longi
tude 81. Lost In forest four days.
Crow safe at Hudson Company post.
Will leave on first available means
of transportation to railroad, which
ls by dogsled, and will take about
nine days. Leaving here Monday,
Dec. 27."
Moose Factory, where the balloon
landed, ls located on James Bay at
tho mouth of tho Moose river, and Is
about 800 miles distant from New
York, on a direct air line. Tho place
is a trading post and outpost of the
Hudson Bay Company.
? Officers Slain, Payroll Stolen,
Cleveland, Ohio, Dae. 31.-W. W.
Sly, president, and <?e?rgo J. Fan
ner, vice presidont of the W. W. Sly
Foundry Co., were murdered by five
payroll bandits, who escaped with
$4?'26o in cash after holding up the
two pion at tho company's plant this
morning. Sly and Fanner died in
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id ali kinds of HA??
L quick notice. It ii
'ail, or with teams-a
ifference if you wis
can get you there
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G. L. Smith, Terracing Expert, Will
be Hero Next Week.
During one day next week Guy L.
Smith, drainage engineer of the U.
S. Department of Agriculture, who la
an expert in terracing, will be in Oco
nee county to give a demonstration
on proper terracing of fynns. Tho
proper place and dato will be ob
tainer^ hiter, and if you wa kt to fit
to tho county, agent, who will inform
you of the day and place of meeting.
Mr. Smith will be here one day dur*
lng the week of Jan. 10th.
Soil erosion 1B a most serious ma'.
ter. It has takon available, plant fo >J
from the land. Streams ^have boen
filled with eroded material. Produc
tlve bottom lands have been made
The chief causes of erosion arr;
Lack of proper terracing, lack of deep
plowing, lack of cover crops and or
ganic matter.
The best terrace to construct is the
broad base, variable grade terrace.
This torraco eliminates waste land,
moots all practical conditions, cnn be
cultivated with mortem machinery,
lino broad, strong b; oe; withstands
tunneling of the molo, and holds im
pounded water in severe Btorms; and
with the broad, shallow cha?ad
above torrace lt reduces the flow of
water, and the variable grade checks
the flow of water, preventing "pilln;
up" of water in lower sections.
The terrace is constructed with a
plow and terrace drag or ditcher. The
base ls made at least ten feet wide
the first season, and the top is made
fifteen Inches above bottom of water
Where tho slopo of land ls five
feet In one hundred, make vertical
drop four feet. Whore the slope is
eight feet in one hundred feet, make
vortical drop five feet, and whore the
slope is fifteen foot in ono hundred,
make tho vertical drop seven feet.
In a tight, shallow soil, make vertical
drop one foot less than tho flgu'.os
given above. ,
Let me know if you are interested
in proper terracing.
Geo. IL Briggs, County Agent.
Mrs. Member! Quits Health Servite.
Columbia, Jan. 1.--Because sho
can be of more benefit to humanity
by tho practical application of hor re
ligion (Christian Science), ns she
stated, Mrs. Annie I. Rembert, of this
city, handed in her rosignation to
day as field agent of tho South Caro
lina Anti-TuberculosiB Association to
Dr. J. A. llayno, State health offlcor.
She has been in health work under
the department of hoalth since 1914?
Mrs. Rembert Is tho widow of the
late George R. Rembert, who was a
prominent political factor for a num
ber of years in South Cnrolina.
Seneca Township Singers.
Tho Seneca Township Singing Con
vention will moot with Jordania Bapr
tist church noxt Sunday afternoon,
Jan. 9th, at 2 o'clock. All good sing
ers and lovers of music are invltod
to bo present. Joe M. Abbott,
FLING apy titpe
? cheapen to move
md much quick?r.
h to move 5 miles
quicker than any
I, Walhalla
Ono Pledge foi? the Land-Owner and!
Ono. for the Farmer.
Below wo give the pledge forms In
the matter of cotton acreage reduc
tion. These are the two pledgo forms)
that the people of Ocon.ee will be
asked to sign. They Boem to bo rea-^
sonable-extremely so-and tt seems',
to us that they should receive the
hearty endorsement .ot all? and the
ffiflfialaftaaA ati*v
*~ .r/i^r soctibH ot the cotton*
growing belt.
T/ho ?iand-Owner's pledge.
I.;.,,..>, ot Oconee county.
State, bf S?u'ija parolina, h?reby cer
tify that I am a land-o wrier'and . r?nX
land to tenants for cultivation.
I hereby solemnly promise and'
agree, in furtherance of the plan to
red nee tho 1921 cotton production
as adopted at the Memphis Cotton
Convention, held Doc. 7 and 8, 1920,
that I will not only permit my ten
ants; but will require, as far as 1 oan.
that they plant In cotton for the year
1921 not to exceed one-third of the
lands actually cultivated.
And I hereby further agree to as
sist in the thorough organization of
my county, and will use my influence
and exert my best efforts to make the
movement a success.
(Signed) .;.
Witness: .
Tho Farmer's Pledge.
I, .;, of tho county
of Oconee, In the State of South Car
olina, do certify that I am a farmer
and- cotton grower, and hereby sol
emnly promise and agree, on my sa
cred word of honor, that during tho
year 1921 I wi?i^fiVt plant in cotton
more than one-thlrdW tho lands cul
tivated by mo durlng\he year 1930.
And I further promise that I will
use whatever influence that I may
have with my friends and neighbors
to have them sign a like obligation
and to co-operate with tho county
committee in the organization and
the work for the said cotton reduc
Witness: .
Tho (?real Question
ls, What are we going to do about
theso two pledges. First of all, tho
thing for the farmer and tho land
owner to do is to sign them. Th?
important thing, however, is for each
one who signs to carry out his Pledge
to tho letter. Wo believe that our
cotton growers have had enough of
signing and breaking pledges. This
year tho pledges should be signed
and observed.
We bolievo that this will bo done.
It moans cortaln benefit-and in ail
probability it moans the only salva
tion of tho cotton situation.
Negro Train Bandits Captured.
Newborn, ?. C., Doc. 31.-Two ne- '
groos who hold up Norfolk Southern
passenger train No. 16 on tho Neus?
river bridge here at 2 o'olock this
morning In wild West style by climb
ing over tho tender of tho locomotive
and covorlng tho engine crew with
revolvers, bungled the job and wem
captured by an army offlcetf who ob
tainod his service pistol from his bag
gago and charged the bandits from.1
tho rear.

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