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FRIDAY, SEPT 19, 1919.
THE WHEAT CROP DISAP?
Estimates made early in the season
and even up to a short time before
harvest, of the yield of the 1919
wheat crop, proved to be inaccurate,
nnd a long way over the actual yield
Not only the yield but the quality,
was not first class. In fact, as one
authority state?perhaps over stat-'
ed?"it was the worst failure we've
had for many years."
Various reasons hnve been guessed
for the disappointment, one is, poor
seed sown. Another, too large an
acreage attempted. Another, a poor
grade of fertilizer or too small a
quantity used per acre. Another still,
too much rain in early spring, forc?
ing on over growth of straw. Just
which or how many of these causes
contributed to the disappointment,
cannot, of course, be given with cer?
tainty. The government guarantee of
a high price stimulated large out put
and no doubt many farmers did not
take necessary care in preparation of
land for wheat. They had to hurry.
Large acreage meant large expendi?
tures for fertilizers?too large if
every acre was to have an adequate
supply?and the result was putting
on two acres about what one acre
should have had. Poorly selected
seed is a prolific source of failure in
yields in any crop, ami may have, in
the hurry, and large amount of seed
required, helped in bringing about
What is the lesson ? Now, that
there is no longer an emergency,
though still a need for flour, the
farmers should not attempt a large
or abnormal acreage for next years
crop. Forty bushels grown on one
acre is far preferable to fifty bus?
hels grown on two acres.
World food conditions in 1020 can?
not be foretold now, but it is cer?
tain, says the Department of Agri?
culture, that there will continue to
be a demand for all we can grow, ant1
farmers should avoid speculativi
plunges in unbalanced productions.
PROHIBITION AND THE UN?
An argument, . and at the time
seemed a strong one, when prohibition
and the liquor traffic was first
sprung, was that a large number of
people would be thrown out of em?
ployment, and great suffering and
direst results would inevitably follow.
Some of the arguments made then
provoke a smile now. We recall thai
in the fights made in Pocahontas and
Bluefield, (and the same in all the
towns and cities) the actual numbel
of liquor dealers and employes was
given, ami pictured this crowd of
folks and their families, as walking
the streets, begging bread. "Look
too," said the wet orator, "at the
vast amount of property that will be
practically destroyed if the liquor
houses are closed. Pocahontas and
Bluefield, nnd all the cities, will go
bankrupt. The Prohibitionists are
fools and fanatics." And so, the rav?
ing went on. What has happened?
Just what the prohibitionists said
The houses used for dispensing
liquor are now used for profitable
and respectable business. The saloon
keepers have found other jobs more
agreeable and resueHLnblc.
Mr '^??!ir.'.?fe, U. S. Director of
the Employment service, is placing
about C5.000 men every day in good
jobs, says: "We have not had a
single application for a job from a
bartender." That is, from a man who
wanted a job as a bartender.
Not only statewide but nationwide
and world-wide prohibition will still
improve matters, particularly among
what we are pleased to call, the la?
WHEAT GRADED DOWN.
The charge, that the new wheat
crop is being graded down so as to
bring large discounts to the govern?
ment, is not true, says a bulletin just
out from the United States Depart?
ment. Any farmer not getting a
square deal has the right to appeal
to the Grain Corporation.
Cost Of Living Coming Down Slowly
The cost of living is coining down
and- the effect is already discernnblo
in the business world. Food prices
have dropped within the past few
weeks, according to statistical agen?
cies, and the price of clothing has
also tumbled in the wholesale mar?
kets. The cotton market has gone to
pieces, nntl much lower prices in nil
lines will develop from now on.
But tho rent profiteer shows no
signs of budging.
The nation, owing to stoppage of
building operations in the war. period,
is short more than 1,000.000 dwell?
ings. Owners of tenements, flats and
apatment houses in the cities flood?
ed with applicants have taken ad?
vantage of the situation to advance
rents over and over again.
Hundreds of instances have been
furnished of owners of a certain class
charging 525 or more per cent rentals
to tenants than more humane prop?
erty owners of nearby dwellings of
the same character.
Thus far nothing has been done by
nr.tion, state or city to bring correc?
tion of these evils. They are potent
elements of unrest. Without correc?
tion in taxation . wrong living costs
can not be brought down to the level
that is possible and just.
If teachers were but fairies,
Living in field or fell,
And needed not to eat or dress,
Or heed the dinner bell;
If they could wave a fairy wand,
And so turn work to play,
Why, then I think the teachers
Could clo without their pay.
They teach some twenty subjects,
Police the grounds and ball;
They're bankers, Red Cross agents
Health chorister, one and nil;
They're faithful to their duties.
I wonder what you'd say,
If they'd neglect your children
As you neglect their pay.
A pretty little game.
At which they play quite often,
Beside the midnight flame;
And then they say their prayers,
When not too tired to pray,
And ask the Lord for strength to
And toil another day.
If humans were but human
They'd ply the golden rule
And pay these weary teachers
And prize the public school;
They're kind to aged horses,
They turn them out to hay,
Hut teachers must teach on and on,
Though worn and bent and gray.
Not all your gold and trensures
Could ever half repay
The patience and the care they give
Your children day by day.
Then grudge them not an honest
'Tis all too light a toll,
They are the moldera of the mind,
The sculptors of the mind,
The sculptors of the soul.
?S. A. NOWSE, in Newport News
News Of North Tazewcll.
.1. D. Peery is a business visitor to
Gary this wck.
J. II Harris and wife, of Gary,
spent the week end with Mrs Harris
sister, Mrs. .1. D. Peery.
Mrs. Lena McCall s reported BS
getting on nicely and it is hoped by
her many frincds that she will soon
Earl Ireson will leave on the 22nd
for Stnunton to resume his studies
Stuart l\ Whitley left last Thurs?
day for Pcoria, 111., where he will
take a course in watch repairing.
Mrs. Alderson, of Russell County,
"S!M 'AV 'N "WW Puu "-'IM SurjJSJA x|
or, this week.
School opened here last Monday
with Miss Miler as principal, with
about 80 on the roll.
Mrs. Lucy Dickenson is back at the
wire in the absence of operator
Capt. Jack W. Witten, acting as
chaperonc went to Cedar Bluff Mon?
day to cut corn for brother J. II.
McGuire, who is in the sanatorium at
Catawba. The following members of
the order of Knights of Pythias par?
ticipated: Charles Pat Harman, J. D.
Gillenwator, David C. Peery, R. C.
Peery, Nve Uiitts, J. O. Sayers, L.
Ti McGuire, J. D. Peery, Paul P.
From A Former Resident.
Bedford, Va., Sept. 10.
Dear Mr. Leslie.
W. J. gave me a check to send to
you as he gets in after the postof
fice is closed, so I will have to "fess"
up. I dont remember where I put that
check, so I am sending you a check
of my "very own," as I want it to
go off in this mail. And, now, the
first time l get mad at him I will
remind him of the fact that he owes
me $1.50. You of course bear of the
woman having these good Johns.
Well, Mine happened to bo a "good
will" so I am sure of my $1.50 back,
and maybe another 50 cents for in?
I suppose, Mr. Leslie, you know
about the Editors home they nre try?
ing to put thru here in Bedford. If I
understand right, it is a home for the
editors on taking vacations and a
regular rest, resort. The name of the
place is Jeter, once a girls collega,
(that is the building.) And it is ru
i >ored that a number of editors and
their wives are to have a convention
if that is what it might be called. Any
way, my two daughters, Beatrice and
Allie Gray, who are stenographers
and bookkeepers, did some stenog?
raphic work for the business, and
they understood the company to say
that a number of editors and their
wives from different states, or diff?
erent places in Virginia were com?
ing and yould probably be in Bed?
ford several days. If you and Mrs.
Leslie are among the number wo
want you to make your home withtun
I suppose you remember mo, (Ethel
Williams) as one of your pupils
when you tnugbt in the .old high
One little teacher I remember I
loved very dearly, was Mrs. Bland,
the very sweetest silvery hnired old
lady. I often wonder if she is still
living. I spent the night with your
daughter, Nancy, when school closed,
and shall never forget how Mrs.
Blnnd entertained us children with
MRS. W. J. SUTHERLAND.
f% || Used 50 years
? OIK without n change.
The Good Old
Mill AI* C Fashioned kind
lYUUCl D ihnt never fails.
? ? Unequalled ior
L1V61* Biliousness, Sick
Pillc pat ion and Mala
1 Hid ,ia. Your Grand?
father relied on
-j r\ them. Nothing
i UC. better at any price.
Get the genuine.
Atallitiiicelst?. Mnnfd liyl'olli Miller
Unit: Co., Inc.. Ilillil.it. Va.
I'lan World's Highest Tower For
A monumental tower of steel, mow
than twice as high as the world s
loftiest present structure, | the Eiffel
Tower, is proposed by leading citi?
zens of Pittsburg for a memorial to
the soldiers of that district, accord?
ing to the October Popular Mechanics
the tower. The total height of the
tower as planned is 2,100 ft., with
uti observation platform 100 ft. in
diameter at the 2,000-ft. level, sur?
mounted by four powerful lanterns,
indicating by their colors, the points
of tin; compass to all aerial naviga?
tors within n 40-mile radius. At the
1,6000-ft., 1,000-ft., and 600-ft. levels!
respectively ore a trophy hall, a res-'
taurant, and an amusement hall. At
the base a monolithic structure, 100
ft. high and 800 ft. square, contains
free assembly rooms on the ground.
floor, and a vast convention hall 35
ft. above, seating 15,000.
The C. H. Reynolds Farm,
Consisting of more than 500 Acres, will be sold
At Auction September 30,1919,
At 12:00 Noon.
Located on the beautiful waters of CavettV
Creek, four miles north of Tazewell Court
House. Fine macadam road rums through
this farm for more than a mile. It will be di?
vided into several tracts, all fronting on this
road. It is only a 20 minutes run from this
farm to Tazewell. Very seldom can you pur?
chase land like this in tracts to suit yourself
and at your own price.
Two good sets of buildings, with running water in each
house, make this farm exceptionally well adapted for di?
vision. This is probably the best watered place in the
county. More than twenty springs and the larger stream
of Cavett's Creek furnish good water for each tract and
grazing boundary. One of these springs has medicinal
properties in its sulphur water.
Tazewell county is famous th roughout this country as the
home of the export streer; and seldom is land offered for sale lo?
cated like this farm. Plenty of good hottom lands bordering; on
the finest bluegrass pastures.. It has been well and carefully
handled by the owner for many years and is in a high state of
cultivation. Will bo divided into several small tracts and a few
Many dollars in cash and other prizes given away absolutely
free. The ladies are especially invited to attend this sale.
$20-00 in gold for person guessing nearest the average per
acre for the farm. *
Possession given January 1, 1920. Land for wheat at once.
TEHMS: One-third cash; balance one and two years.
Good land like this in the famous county of Tazewell is seldom
placed on the market and it is your opportunity to buy. Land
is advancing hy leaps and bounds. Located in an excellent neigh?
borhood near good schools and churches.
Come. Get your share of land and free prizes.
Southwest Land Co., Abingdon, Va.
E. E. Akers, Manager.
R. H. Gist, Solicitor
age this way?tear
off part of the top
Protects the Lucky Strike
cigarette?a cigarette made
of that delicious real Bur
ley tobacco. It's tooeted.
SAAS jTlf^t^rt&a*^ 6/<%^<q,
i m c o n - o ? at.o
Doing Your Best |
With What You Have ?
?'Your paper," said a man with a little
place over back of town, "ain't for me
and my kind-*the fellows with small
farms. It's all for the big, successful
"That," I replied, "is where you re
is just as much for the small farmer as
it is for the big man?it's for every man
who is doing the best he can with
what he has. It believes in the small
farmer; it looks upon him as the man
who did most to keep the fighting world
"And it is trying in every doing Hiebest they can
possible way to help the with what they have.
small farmer to make a It will be a bully scries,
success? to do the beat written by some of THE
he can with what ho COUNTRY GBNTLB
has." Just to cmpha- MAN'S best men, nnd no
size this very point, THE former, however small
COUNTRY GENTLE- his place, con afford to
MAN is planning a new miss it. One Dollar, in
scries of articles, to begin vested in a years auto?
some time this foil, about scription, may make the
small farmers in all parts difference between suc
of the country who are cess and failure. Delay
fighting the battle and doesn't pnyl
Send Me Your Dollar?Now
A. M. BLACK,Tazewell, Va.
TV Conn try Ge nil into The Laditl' Home Jonra*) Tbt Saturday F.??nbj Pojl
SI tosa?Sl.Ot 12 bsoM-Sl.T5 SI Ui?M-?i.OO
Every kind?Every where
" WE GEITHE MONEY AND SO DO YOU"
THE BRITTS MERCANTILE AGENCY
Fine Stock Farm in Northern Virginia
Ntar Baltimore and Wsahington, the best markets in'
Buy good land cheap in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties.
Note the following bargains in strictly firct class Stock Farms.
390 acres finest Blue Grass land, located one mile from railroad
station. 300 acres clear. Well fenced. Running water in every field.
Ten room house. Good buildings . Price $90 per acre. Reasonable
318 acres fine land. Splendid house with modern improvements,
Good tentna house and outbuildings. 100 acres finest timber. 130
acres best bottom land. Well fenced and watered, near school,
church, and railroad. 18 miles from Washington, D. C. Price $21,000.
440 acres good grass land Fair buildings. Convenient to rail
road, school and churches. Price $18,000. Good terms. Land is
level, smooth, and casil yworked.
220 acres finest grass and grain land. Fenced with woven wire
on locust and steel posts. Buildings are all new and :vre large and
well arranged. With this property goes a small store and mill, both
doing a fine business. Price $14,000.
Have plenty of good small farms, 50 to 200 acres, at prices rang?
ing from Fifty to Ninety Dollars per acre. Also have a few ecellent
big ones, eight to twelve hundred acres.
If you ar really in the market for a farm come and look at these
places without delay. Write or wire me when to expect you.
R. N. WRENN, REAL ESTATE,
Herndon, Va. 9 5 4t.
HOME HOTEL FOR YOUNG WOMEN
OPENS OCTOBER Ut, 1919
DAN RIVER COTTON MILLS. DANVILLE, VIRGINIA
OUNG WOMEN, from sixteen to thirty-five years old,
who come to work for the Dan River Cotton Mills, at
Schoolfield. Virginia, not only make better wages than do
any of the teachers in the secondary schools of the State,
but they are provided in Hylton Hall with a boarding place
that combines with all modern hotel conveniences, the very
unusual social, recreational and educational advantages of
the up-to-date boarding school.
A girl who wishes to better her condition financially
under the very best living conditions will find here an oppor
tumty unexcelled in the whole country, for nothing has been
I vTt ?V Plan t0 make certain the advantages of a
delightful home, m an environment' that is uplifting and in
spirabonal to a very high degree.
l-M ,,A^..?Fot detai'ed information write to
MISS HATTIE HYLTON. Superintendent WeUare Dcpartment
Bo? 236, SCHOOLFIELD. VA.
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