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1,OT' 1, TON TONP.
Last Year's Crop Estimated at $S12,
090,000-Value of IntensiTe,
Washington, August 29.-The valu<
ot the South's cotton crop, the Soutb
and stock raising, and other subjectE
are interestingly discussed in thE
current issue of the Southern Field
People outside the Southern State
frequently do not realize the import
ance of the cotton crop of the Soutl
to the country nor its value to th;.
growers of the staple. Much has beer
said about the mistake of the one crol
system of the South, and there is
very general impression that to
large number of Southern farmers thi
growing of cotton has brought pover
ty. This impression, unfortunately
has too much foundation. It is no
because cotton is a poor crop, bu
because the farmers have pursued un
wise methods and have failed to grov
the other crops for which their land.
are suited. This fact has made man:
people think that the South offere(
little to farmers from other section;
save cotton growing, and cotton grow
ing was not, as a rule, a paying cro;
The fact is that it is not only th
greatest cash crop of the country, bu
for tb c man who will pursue prope
methods, diversifying enough to kee:
up the fertility of his land and pro
duce his own forage and food, one o
the most profitable crops the farme
can grow. One-sixth or one-third o
a bale to an acre, raised on soil no
especially adapted to cotton, an(
which should be put to other uses
grown mainly from the fertilzer whicl
the inadequate ploughing and cultiva
tion makes necessary, is not a payin
crop. But with the proper method
of cultivation one to two bales of cot
ton to the acre can be grown, an(
such crops at even 10 cents a poun(
give returns of $50 to $100 an acr
and at little more cost, except fo
picking than the usual farm crops o
In the whole country the value o
las: year's cotton crop as estimate<
by the census bureau was $812,090,000
-in these States was 15,459,133 ani
Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina
South Carolina and Tennessee it wai
$483,600,000. The acreage of the crol
the farm value of the croi
per acre was over $52.52. These fig
ures show how important a place th4
crop plays in American agriculture
That it is to play even a more import.
ant place in the future, when the cot
ton grower shall devote a portion o:
his lands to other crops, and will thei
prove even much more profitable, il
The South and Stock Raising.
The man of the North who knows
how to raise live stock owes it tc
himself to study the conditions sur
rounding that irrdustry in the South
and especially in the Southeasterr
States. This is so because there is e
demand in the United States for more
live stock, for better live stock, an(
a greatly increased meat supply t<
keep pace with the demands of a
growing population. The beef ani
mutton supply of the future, as wel
as the pork supply, must come fron
the farms and not from the ranges. Ir
the South there is today more avail.
able land for stock farmers. and foi
the general farmer who knows that his
best success comes from the raising
of stock. as well as the crops whict
come directly from the soil, than ir
any other section. In the Southeast
ern States there are large areas 01
farm and other land which can be had
for a few dollars an acre which art
. entirely adapted to the best success
- in stoc.k raising.
The Southeast is a section whict
- has advantages for stock not excelled
anywhere. Some people think its long
-warm summers are against good livE
stock. That is an erroneous impres
sion. In practically every portion ol
the Southeast the climate is a distinct
advantage. The pure water, the high
ground, the long grazing period, the
fact that stock does not have to be
kept in close quarters for. so many
weeks every year as in the Northwest
are great factors in producing the
healthiest of cattle, sheep, hogs and
The country which aspires to be a
live stock producer must be able to
produce the best of pasturage, as well
as have a sufficient area of low priced
lands to permit a good portion to be
devoted to pasturage. Both these con
ditions are fulfilled in the Southeast.
This section has probably a greater
variety of forage crops than any oth
er in the United States. This means
the raising and fattening of stock al
the lowest cost. It is a fact that porli
and beef can be made in the South
east for probably one-half its cost 11:
the North or West.
Corn is said to be the foundation 01
the stock industry on the farm. The
South can raise corn as cheaply as
any section. It has been a neglectee
crop in most sections of the South
but that will not be so.any moure. Tbt
h.r L,ej n,'10(~I i Soutb.
leading farmers are able to produce
it at the lowest cost per bushel. Last
year the Southeastern States grewli
460.000,000 bushels of corn. The last
government crop report, - issued in
July, showed an increase in the corn
acreage of from three to fifteen per
cent in the various Southeastern Sta
t-s, while the condition was much
above that for the same period last
year. and far better than was reported
in most of the socalled corn States.
The South is preparing to kill its
Cwn cattle and hogs. There are now
w-eral packing plants, established,
wich furnish a market for the stock'
of Southern farms at the highest
DECAY OF SWOONING.
A Lost Art Among Our Modern Dam
A German baroness, haled into court
in Cincinnati recently, to answer va
rious allegations of her American hus
band, "promptly swooned" when he
II refused to speak to her. The fact
speaks eloquently of the hunkerous
- ness of the German aristocracy.
Swooning has been out of fashion in1
America for 30 years. Only at lon,
* intervals does one encounter a juras
sic old maid or dear old grandmother:
who still practices the ancient art. It
- was abandoned by the generality of
f American women in the year of 1S79,1
r which also saw the passing of curl pa- 1
E pers and the beginning of that wave
t of inconoclasm which has since ex
1 t(rminated tlae haircloth s-ofa, the tidy,
the novels ot "The Ductess" and "Go
1 dey's Lady's 13ook." But among the
- noblesse of "'russia, it appears, swoon
ing is still a recognized weapon in ev
5 ery lady's emotional arsenal.
There is always something romantic
I and melancholy about the institutions
and customs, the fripperies and super-,
stitions of other days. One can not
help feeling a kindly interest in the
ancient who clings to them and in the
reactionary who seeks to revive them.
E The paleozoic granddam who insists
tha. her ultimate descendants be dos
ed with chamomile tea, sweet spirts of
I nitre and sulphur and molasses, as
she was herself in her remote youth
and the children of Noah before her,
is an assassin perhaps but all the
same it is agreeable to observe her re
verence for the antique. So to one
smiles indulgently upon the doddering
oldster who clings desperately to his
scarlet medicated lingeries, his beav
er hat, his faith in Horace Greeley and
his fear of fresh air. Let us not scorn
fsuch lingering twilight passions. The
world as a world would be far happier
if it were not so eager to stop rat
holes with the ikons of yesteryear.
Swooning in its time was as com
plex and difficult an art as courting.
The maiden of 1855 practiced it assid-,
uously in secret, beginning with easy
falls upon a mattress and ending with'
sensational and hazardous collapses
among the unsightly ceramics and an
timacassers of those times. It was
not sufficient merely to tumble in a
heap. One had to do so gracefully and"
1yet, limply, carefully and dramatical
ly. The art in its higher forms in-.
volved an almost complete control over
the lungs and capillaries. The truly
accomplished swooner ceased to
hreathe and turned a deathly white,'
simulating the symptoms of syncope
in every detail. It was realistic and
thriling and it loosed a storm of pity,
w ith lightnings of love in the mascu
But no more! Swooning has gone:
*the way of the water under the bridg
es. The modern damsel never swoons.
'She is ton lazy, we suppose, to master
the trick. Instead she encases her
nose and forehead in shells of talcum
and pads her scalp with exotic fibres.
Thus doth Cupid change his arms!
Baltimore Evening Sun.
Still Room For Doubt.
A western editor of a national re
pute wh had a sincere love for real~
art was talking to a crowd of news
paper men at one of the New York
clubs the other evening on what he
classed as "scamped" work--so-calle
impressionistic pictures that wer4u
merely rough and hurried sketches,
and so-called portraits that bo:s no
true likeness to their originals. "As
an instance,' said he, 'I know a man~
here in New Yo'k :vhj had his por
traiit painted last year. It cost him
$4400O, and he was very proud of it.
When it came he showed it to the
"Well, Mary," saH. he, "how do you
iiWe this portraitU"
"'Sure sor, beamed~ the cook, with
true Irish loyalty 'it's love&y. It's cer
tainly beau'tiftl. Jt's more than that,
sir, it's divine.'
'And of cours< said the man. 'you
krow who it is?''
"Oh, of course I do sor,' quicked re
sponded the coo r 'Of course, of
ccurse.' As shi- said this she drew
c'ont~ and closer to the picture, sta'y
ina it mre~ icet:i 'Of coarse. sor,'
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same canav i in your hore soweryo watitout
making a large outlay for the horse. A tele
phone costs very little.4
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rural telephones. Ask the nearest Bell telephone manager 4
or write to us for descriptive booklet. A postal will do.4
FARMERS' LINE DEPARTMENT
Southern Bell Telephone
& Teleraph Co.
Real Est ate!
How many people of means do you know who haven't made
money on land? Small investments wisely made lead to large
We have a few farms that ought to pay you a- large interest
on their cost and at the same time more than double in value
in the.next ten years.
No. i Is 170 acres four miles from railroad village,
homestead and tenant house, rents for 2800 pounds of lint
cotton, will cut 250,000 feet of timber, all for $2,100.
No. 2 219 acres good eight room residence and five
tenant houses, only one mile from Silver Street for $4: per acre.
No. 3 900 acres near Whitmire for $5 an acre. This
land is well timbered, and could readily be cut into several
No. 4 200 acres in Newberry county with a two-horse farm
open, plenty of good timber, rents for 1700 pounds of lint
cotton, all for $2,200, on easy terms.
No. 5 300 acres near Reno a good farming proposition at
$16.5o per acre.
No. 6 55o acres only three miles from a prosperous village
with an oil mill and a bank and numerous stores, large
homestead and several tenant houses, 12-horse farm open and
being worked, all for $8,500. Very easy terms. This farm
is worthy your consideration if you want a nice home. Has
good neighbors, has telephone in the house, and has made its
present owner rich enough to retire.
A five room house and two acres of land right in Newberry,
worth $2,500 for only $2,000.
Four nice building lots on Reed street in Newberry at an
attractive price. Two lots at High Point for $550. Large
two story house and three acres of land for $4,750.
We have numerous other properties in Greenwood, Ander
son and Greenville.
New South Real Estate Trust
-- Company -
Herald and News Building, Newberry. Masonic Temple, Greenwood
STHE GOOD OLD
IS NOW IN FIILL BLOOM
and we have a few ofthe nec-+
essaries required to fortify against+
the hot weather, sush as -
Ice Shavers Ice Picks
Lemon Juice Extractors
Water Coolers 1
Ice Cream Freezers
Refrigerators, Etc. I