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WEDNESDAY, Alt.'. ;t, 10121.
?j, . .......... ... ..................................................
j The Story of
: Our States
TUE Slate j
Of Missis- *
sippi derives I
Its name from j
t h e river j
which forms j
1 I s western ?
b o u it d a r y. j
I The word itself comes from the I
j Algonquin mlssi-sepe which J
f means "great river." It ls popu- i?
j larly supposed to mean "Father I
? of the Waters" but this Interpre- i
t tallon ls Incorrect. Thc state is J
i also known as tho Bayou State *
I from the many bayous which are ?
? formed hy the shifting river. In f
I tlds connection lt ls Interesting ?
? io note ttie uneven course of tile j
? Mississippi river. Though the |
j extreme length of the state from f
! the Gulf to Tennessee ls 3.'U) j
i miles, the western border, due ?
I to the winding of the Mississippi !
t river, extends for nearly 500 |
t miles. i
\ The rivers play an Important j
pnrt in this state. They are so !
numerous and the country so j
subject to Hood that the river j
bottoms cover nearly one fifth J
of the area of the entire state. ?
The early history of Missis- j
sippi ls yoked up with that of j
Louisiana of which lt originally \
formed a part. Discovered by j
De Soto In 15.10. lt wns not until i
La Salle sailed down the river ?
und claimed this territory, which \
he named In honor of his French f
king, Louis XIV, that a penna- ?
neut settlement wa? established. J
In 17113 the territory east of J
the Mississippi was ceded by the .
French to the English. For a j
while the lower portion of the +
present state wns called West |
Florida. After hoing captured *
by the Spanish and later re- j
turned to the United Slates, the ?
Territory of Mississippi was ex- \
tended to its present size of 40,- j
805 square edies and in 1817 lt i
wns ndmlttod ns the twentieth J
state of the Union. At the time
of the Mexican wnr, although
called upon to supply tine regi
ment of volunteers, Mississippi
responded with enough men for
two. One of these regiments
was commanded by Jefferson
Davis, who later was the presi
dent of the Confederate states.
Since its rendmlttance to the Un- ?
inn In 1870 Mississippi In na- t
Bonni elections hus been a Demo- I
eratic state except In 1872, when !
lt voted for Grant.
((c) li y McClur? N?wop?p?r Syndicate. )
. ?\y ?*J "?v. mm ?nna|i.|inr .->> nun.* Ul )
Mend of Mig Corporations Finding
I lillico 11> in ..( 'nrr,i im; ( in."
I '.(?- loa, Mass., .1 o ly 'v I he pei-,
sonal fortune of Loins K. Liggett,
ho .id of i !o> United I ?rug Company,
. md nf Liggeit's International, Lid .
d interested also in many other big
businesses, h.is 1.n seriously de
ploted, i : \\ .i lo.i rued ! o da y \ for
m.il slaloment announced ih.u Iiis
.iif.iii-- h.ol been placed io tho hands
ol' t ru 'i es, but t he extent of ? ni
p.11 r m e ii i was tow ullicially made
l.lllltt ll .
The two day decline in the market
price, ut' :he common stock of the
I niied |iiuc Company was niven :is
1 be i.Lute cause ol tho ud ion
to conserve his assets for the protec
tion nf creditors, lils losses, how
ever, have extended over a year or
more. an<| atc understood to have
been due to sugar and other ven
tures that sufforod heavily with the
collapse of commodity values and
Stock prices.
For several weeks Mr. Lingett has
(lividOd his limo between efforts to
work om his financial salvation and
bis duties as chairman of the Pil
grim Tercentenary Commission. Ile
could not ho located to-day,
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.j? ?j? ?j? ?j? ?j? ?j? ?j? ?j? ?j* ?j? *|? ?j? ?j? ?j?
Hack in tho sixties our forefathers
shouldered their guns and fought
four long, bloody yours fur freedom
and property rights. When Leo's and
Jackson's ragged and broken-hearted
soldiers came home to their wives
and children to lind them in tho samo
condition, they went to work with a
will lo re-establish a broken Sou!h
and to lay the foundation for a great
er South.
We, the younger generation of
farmers, aro slackers to our wives
sind children. Wo aro sitting still
and letting the abominable specula
tors rob us of ibo hard-earned fruits
of oar labor.
If the cotton buyers undergrade
our cotton or make more than a rea
sonable margin of profit, or get rich
on handling our cotton, this is a
thousand linn's more low-down than
tho work of a highway robber or a
booze peddler, for ho robs and lies
all al once -and It's done in Oconeo.
We sit lamely by and lot them have
it and say very little about it -just
"cuss" a little -then go and "sweat"
and toil ami raise more of the damn
able stuff, and our wives will rttb-a
dub-dub on Ibo old wash-tub. hoe.
patch and cook, working eighteen
hoars a day. while Mr. and Mrs. Cot
ton (?ambler go to a nice summer re
sort lo spend oui' money ami make
plans io steal our next crop.
They t ol ?I yon in the spring thal
there wnild he nine million hales of
.tarry-over cotton. Now our govern
ment tells ns that there will he only
four and a half million hales of spln
uahlo cotton to carry over. Who
lied": With this short crop Ibero willi
he less spinnahle colton in the world j
than has been for a hundred years,
according to consumption. You know!
ii and they know it. The cut-throat
middle-man knows these carry-over
debts must be paid early in the fall,
for they know the cotton is going
on Ibo market as fast as gathered.!
for Ibo cotion farmers are naked
and hnngrv.
, The cotton fanner can lace can
non and poison gas for his country,
hut he cannot face tho dirty conon
gambler. All the cotton that has
ever been made or will ever be made
will bo consumed. Why do I (?til tho
cot ion gambler a murderer? Because
our government statistics tell us that
a grouter per cent of farmers die
each year than any other class of
'? people in the world. The reason is1
j that, we have to work too bard In tho
heat and cold, can't afford doctor
and deni ?st bills, good clothes or rec
reation. Thus the death rate is nat
urally higher. Hut if we had the
money that the colton gambler makes
we could take can? of our bodies and
have hotter homes. This would re
duce Hie death rate.
Here aro sonni facts:
One of Oconee's farmers sold a
halo of colton three years ago for
$42.01) and bought ono mule that I
saw sold at Camp Sevier for $50.00.
He paid $40 down on the mule, and
the next year he paid .$100 and $ 1 .">
interest. Hast year he paid $2?
more, making $1S0 in all. On Jan.
1st ho gave up the government mule
andante more. The same bale of cot
ton sold tho next day, in less than
seventy-five miles of Oconee, for
$105.11). The middle-man made, in
less than len ni In ut es, $112.20, or
$:'..'_>n more than tho mule sold for
at Camp Sevier.
Another instance: A man owed a
merchant $9(>0.S0. Ile paid .on tho
first of November $7 0 interest, one
bale of conon. On tho 1st of March
ho sold seven more hales and was
credited on the note $311.50, and he
owes a balance ol' $0 15.30, which ho
has mortgaged his farm to secure.
These same oighl bab's of cotton
were sold in llfty miles of Oconee
for $1,41 tl. SO by one of our colton
gamblers, making a profit of $ I.
Lift Off with Fingers
Doesn't hurt a bit! Drop a little
"Freostono" on an aching corn, In
stantly that corn slops hurting, then
shortly you lift it right off with
fingers. Truly!
Your druggist sells a tiny bottlo of
"Freo/.ono" for a few couts, sufficient
to remove every hard corn, soft corn
or corn between tho toos, and tho
calluses, without soreness or irrita
tion,- adv.
035.30. Now, thoso are facts, and
thore aro thousands more Just Uko
thom in our Southland.
Tho robber botwcon the producer
und manufacturer has made money
enough to pay all tho South owes.
There have boen millions of dollars
spout In trying lo find a remedy.
Thero ls but one remedy, which is
to sell direct to the manufacturer.
Ono man can do tho Job tn each coun
ty for a very small amount.
One-third of nil the gold In the
world ls in tho United States. Any
business, firm or manufacturer can
borrow money on any kind of secur
ity, bul the farmer can borro* very
little on the very best securities
under heaven, which aro farms and
.farm products, They constitute the
backbone of all securities.
Stop farming for ono year and it
will stop all other business for three
years. Dut Stop buslnoss and con
tinue farming, and business can start
up In twenty-four hours.
Tho laws of our country forbid
gambling. Still lhere ls moro gam
bling In farm products in the i'nlted
States Illandah other countries com
bined and less prosecution. Try
your hand, dear farmer, on a social
game of ."African golf" in our public
parks anti see if you won't wear the
stripes. Let your daughter steal a
few yards of cloth, and see if she is
not branded a rogue Hut the cotton
gambler can play for high stakes
and win our money. His wife and
daughter can give leas and Ramble
at cards until the wee hours ol' the
morning, anti you and I pay the bill
with big drops of sweat from cock
crow till dark.
'Farming is die oldest occupation
given to man. and we American far- ?
mers, moro than thirty million I
strong, stand by ?inti let a few low
down gamblers steal our produc?s. j
I believe God will hold us respon
sible for our ill-fed, ragged and il
literate ch i ltl ron. AU tho great tl ri ves
which are on -Christian education,
hotter homes ?uni bettor food, sani
tary conditions and the drive against
illiteracy-all these are good, and 1
heartily approve of them; but there
is nothing lintier high heaven that
will tlo any good until we farmers
make a drive that will drive these
gainb'.Ts from the face of the earth,
and then we will work out our own
salvation. Give us thc middle-man's
profit and we will screen our homos
and build better ones. Give us the
money that the government is spend
ing on sanitary conditions and wc
will tear down our old, d/lapidated
privies and build sanitary ones.
lt is shocking to know how few
of our boys and girls get a college
education-less than 2 per cent. We
love our boys and girls as well as the
city and town folks love theirs. If
we had the right kimi of law-mak
ers they could stamp out these gam
blers In twenty-four hours.
Kvery child In the United States
under 14 years of UKO-except the
farmer's child-4s protected hy law
as t.o how long he shall work, and
as to what tho conditions of labor
shall be. The cotton farmer's child
has to work from six years old to the
grave to help make a living. Just as
soon as crops are laid hy they have
to start a short summer school when
thoy ought to be resting their tired
little bodies, and then pick cotton
and do a hundred other things on the
farm, and then start back to the
short winter school through the
sleet and snow. No wonder the death
rate ls high. The rural school houses
are not one-tenth as good as our city
and town schools | nm glad that
they have gootl schools, hut we ought
to have Just as gootl, for wo feed and
clothe tho world. Our State law
makers caro nothing for our rural
boys and girls or they would pass
laws to restrict thc amount of work
they do, and seo thal they had bet
ter schools and school houses, and
pul i beni on an et) na I footing with
the city children, lint 'hey must
work work to ma kr moro produce
for the gambler io manipulate.
Some of our ni I nhs tors of the Di
vine Word stand behind t he sacred
desk and tell up that Hod sent these
hard times to draw ns nour or to the
Throne. Hui my opinion is that tho
devil anti his gamblers are in league
to stool our crop, and God Is wait
ing to see if wo farmers can fight for
our rights as Gideon did.
Vou remember the parable of tho
Talents, and how the Pillie tells us
that (tome ftdl because she waxed
fal. lt was not the (toman farmers;
it was the Roman money lords that
caused Rome to full. Shall we let
Cod's oldest occupa lion nail in the
dust anti rear millions m.?re of rag
ged. Illiterate and down-trodden chil
dren? No-a thousand timos no. We
are going to do ibis job Uko men
mn kc our farms self-supporting. Im
prove our binti and bull'' better
homes. We will si a mp the, > gam
blers from off tho face ol the earth
or leave our bones to rot on a thou
sand hills.
Yours for less cotton and a better
prlco. R. ii McDonald.
Westminster, s. C., Itt. 4.
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There, are hermit souls that live
In tho peace of their self-content;
There are souls, like stars, that dwell
In a fallowless firmament;
There are pioneer souls that blase
their paths
Where the highways never ran:
But let mo live by thp side of tho
And be a friend to man.
Lot ?ne live In a house by the sido of
tho road,
Where tho races of men go hy-?
The men who are good, the men who
are bad
As good and ns bad as I.
I would not sit in thc scorner's seat,
Nor hurl tho cynic's ban:
Let mo live In a house by the side
of the road,
And bo a friend of man.
I seo from my house by the side of
tho road
By the sido of the highway of life- -
The men who press with the ardor ?
of hope.
The men who are faint vit h the
strife; I
But I turn not away from their
smiles nor their tears
Ilot h parts of an infinito plan:
Lol me live in my house hy the side
ol' the road
And be a friend of man.
I know there aro brook-gladdened
meadows ahead.
And mountains of infinite height;
Thal the road liasses on through the
long afternoon.
And stretches away to the night:
Bm still I rejoice, when the travelers
And weep with tho strangers that
moan :
Nor live in my house by the side of
tho road
Like a man who dwells alone.
Lol me live in my house by the side
of tho road
I Where the races ol men go hy
: They are good, they are bad, they
are weak, they are strong.
j Wise, foolish-so am I.
? Then why should I sit In the scorn
er's seat,
I Or hurl the cynic's ban?
; Let me live in a house hy the side
of tho road,
And he a friend to man.
Wo aro proud of the -.onfldenco,
doctors, druggists and public !
have In COO Chill and Fovor Tonic.
Serious Fire nt Ocean View.
I Norfolk. Va., July 28.-Half a
j hundred men, women and children
I wore driven from their beds at
{ Ocean View this morning when fire
j destroyed two clubs and six cottages. 1
i Several persons escaped by jumping
j from second story windows, and one
? man was Injured. The sand about
tho cottages saved others from more
or less serious injuries. The loss is
i estimated at $150.000 and ls only
partly covered by Insurance. J. B.
Oriswald was severely cut about the
chin and face when he jumped from
the lipper story of his cottage. The
fire started in the Shamrock Club, a ;
social organization, and the building j
was in flames when discovered, lt
spread rapidly to cottages on the bou- ?
J levard facing Chesapeake Bay. driv
ing inmates out in their night
will do what we claim for it
cure Catarrh or Deafness caused by
Catarrh. Wc do not claim to cure
any other disease.
is a liquid, taken internally, and
acts through thc blood troon the
mucous surfaces of the syst ni, thus
reducing the inflammation and re
storing normal conditions,
All Druggists. Circulars free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio.
Greenville Youth Kalis lo Death.
Greenville, July 2 7. (Ougoiic lil
lis. IS years old. of (?1'CCIlVllle, was
killed instantly late this afternoon
whoa he fell 125 feel over "Head-1
?Foremost Falls," tn tho mountains
about 25 miles above Greenville. The
youth, in company with a party of
campers, was on a sight-seeing lour.
They had gone to the top of tho falls
for tho view. As lOllis was turning to
leave the spot his foot slipped and
he fell over the precipice.
Won't I/et Charlie Como Back.
Vienna, July 28.-A treaty pro
viding for a declaration of war on
Hungary in tho event Kinperor
Charles returns to the Hungarian
throno has been signed hy Rumania,
Jugo-Slavla and Czecho-Slovakia, ac
cording to dispatches from Belgrade
roaching hero to-day.
Says Iteport-Big Chungo Noted in
Leading Crop of tho South.
Washington, July 28.-An unpre
cedented chango in tho ratios of
ucroago devoted to loading crops in
tho cotton belt has been shown this
yoar, the Department of Agriculture
says, declaring tl.' t almost eleven
million acres have been cut from the
cotton, rice and tobacco acreages,
and slightly loss than two-thirds of
this area has been taken up willi
wheat, corn, oats, hay, potatoes and
other crops. The larger part of lae
remainder of the land has gone back
In'o pasture or is left idle. The nct
reductton of land in cultivation in
the cotton States still leaves a larger
acreage In cultivation, however, than
before the wer.
In the ten leading cotton States
North Carolina, South Carolina,Geor
gia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississip
pi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and
Arkansas-tho cotton acreage this
year has been reduced 10,1 DI,OOO
acres, or 28 per cent; the rice acre
age reduced 150,000 acres, or 39
per cent, and the tobacco acreage
202,000 acre;;, or ?12 per cont.
"These reductions, which were duo
to the unsatisfactory prices for last
year's crop, resulting from financial
dcllntion. coupled with heavy stocks
and lessened buying," thc depart
ment states, "are partly offset by in
creases ?tl tin; acreages of staple food
and food crops ill these Stales.
"Corn shows a gain of 4,521,000
acres, or I :'. per cent; wheal G07,
000 acres, or 10 per cent; oats 740,
0 00 acres, or Ul .per cent: hay II!.
000 acres, or .". per cent; sorghum
and cane 7!?. nun -."-res. or lil ;>er
cent, and potatoes 122,000 acres, or
10 per cent; :? total net increase ::i
these six crops of 0,182,000 acres.
Further offsets to the remaining dif
ference of 4,'123,00o acres exist in
increased plantings of cowpcas, soy
beans, velvet beans and other less
important crops.
"Alabama alone reported increas
ed plantings of K34.O00 acres of the
three crops mimed, but these are
largely planted in with corn and are,
therefore, included in the acreage of
that crop."
Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Days
DrufiAlsts rcfuad money If PAZO OINTMENT falls
to eura Itching, Blind, Ulccdinft or Protruding Piles.
Instantly relieves Itching Piles, and you cnn act
restful sleep after tho first auulication. Price 60c
Card of Thanks.
Editor Keoweo Courier:
Wo wish to thank the friends and
neighbors of this community through
the columns of your paper for the
help and kindness shown us during
the days of the slay of our son and
brother at home while cold In death,
his body having been returned to us
from France. We can never repay
the debt we owe for the lovo and
sympathy that was shown us, for lt
was great; but we trust they may
get their reward in heaven. We wish
to thank those who placed flowers in
memory of him, for his gravo was
said to be one of the most beautiful
in the history of memory. May God
give each one credit when it is theirs
to meet what we have met, and bless
all that we may meet Lewis E. Blan
chett beyond the river, where there
is no more sad parting and death.
Martha E. Blanchett,
Sidney Blanchett.
Walhalla, S. C.-(adv.)
OOO quickly relieves Constipation,
Biliousness, Loss of Appetto and
Headaches due to Torpid Liver.-adv
l ull Pardon for Mrs. Godbeo.
Atlanta, Ca., July 27.-Governor
Hardwick to-day granted a full par
don to Mrs. Perkins Oodbee, of Jen
kins county, who was sent to the
State prison farm in 101 1 to serve
a life sentence for killing Mrs. Flor
ence Cod boo. She was paroled by
Uovernor Dorsey one year ago.
Mrs. Cod bee shot and killed her
former husband. Judge Walter Cod
bee, from whom she was d.vocred,
and his second wife, Mrs. Florence
I Godbeo, In front of the postofllce at
I Millen, tin. she was Indicted for
murder in both cases and was tried
for tho killing of Mrs. Godbeo. She.
I was found guilty and sentenced to
life imprisonment.
The indictment based oil tho kill
ing of Judge Oodbee was nolle press
To Cure a Cold in One Doy
stops thc Cough and Headache and works off the
Cold. E, W. GROVE'S signature on each box. iOc.
One OH I'nclo Sain.
Ella: "Who ls this E Pllirtblts
; I'num?"
I Father: "I don't know, but I don't
like thoso men who part their names
in tho middle."
Tho dukes of Mecklenburg style
themselves princes of the Vandals.
Thirty-two languages, not includ
ing English, aro spoken In Now
I York city.
"Black-Draught is. in
my opinion, the best tiver
medicine on the market,"
states Mrs. R. H. White
side, of Keota Okla. She
continues: "I had a pain
in my chest after eating
tight, uncomfortable feel
ing-and this was very
disagreeable and brought
on headache. 1 was con
stipated and knew it was
indigestion and inactive
liver. I began the use of
Black-Draught, night and
morning, and it sure is
splendid and certainly
gives relief."
For over seventy years
this purely vegetable
preparation has been
found beneficial by thou
sands of persons suffer
ing from effects of a tor
pid, or slow-acting liver.
Indigestion, biliousness,
colic, coated tongue, diz
ziness, constipation, bit
ter taste, sleeplessness,
lack of energy, pain in
back, puffiness under the
eyes-any or ail of these
symptoms often indicate
that there is something
the matter with your
liver. You can't be too
careful about the medi
cine you take. Be sure
that the name, "Thed
ford's Black-Draught," is
on the package. At all
Accept Only v ,r
the Genuine. fcjM
Have Moved My
Meat Market
Thc Profession that
specializes in
And the Fitting Glasses/
when needed.
"Goto an Optometrist"
25-If SENECA, S. C.
Tho ll. S. navy now has in its ser
vice 2.cnn homing pigeons. ^
Enrich Your Blood
Why bo salloT7t thin or weak
when thousands have improved
their condition by taking S. S. S.
Build up your blood. S. S. S. is *
the recognized general tonio
and system builder. It is also
used successfully in the treat
ment of rheumatism and skin
diseases arising from impover
ished blood.
For Spacial Booklet or tor indi
vidual adv too,without charge,
write Chiof Medical Advisor,
S.S.S.Co.,Dep't 437, Atlanta, Oa. m
Oet S. S. S. mt your druggist. V'
?3? SL SI
For Rich, Red Btood *

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