"OXK IIALK AX AC1JK."
How to Cotton (ironing a
i n?iUiU?K? a
Kindly allow spire lor publication
or" this article, in which is se:
forth a desire to la tit*ii a constructive
movement lor the luture pros- i
perity o:' the South. Tiie figures used <
are illustrative, to demonstrate the
general p roposition, and are not given
to invite controversy, although i
.they are near enough to accuracy. 1
when a genera! average is taken, to ?
be passed as correct. 1
The cotton crop has not proved a <
paying business tor the South, and 1
has been a losing game to a majority 1
of the cotton planters. It is not be
cause, generally, the planter nas soia i
liis cotton before the price goes up: ?
nor will large crops at low prices or <
small crops at high prices: or in- 1
creased yields with increased amount 1
of fertilizer, remedy the evil: but the 1
simple application of a simple business
principle. 1 believe that sta- 1
( tistics will show that, taking a ten- '
year average, for the whole cotton i
belt, it has required three acres of 1
land to produce one .100-pound bale 1
of cotton. The same ten-year aver- s
age will probably show that cotton j
brought 10 cents the pound or $.101
the hale. Even if the cotton planter j 1
got $.10 for each .100-pound bale, tak-J <
en as a whole the planter lost money,; 1
probably in every State, except those; <
few where. 1 am told no commercial j '
fertilizers are used. By the appended
figures you will s eetahtetaroi j '
ed figures you will see that it costs''
around $2fi to produce and place up-i 1
on the market one 500-pound bale of j '
cotton, if made upon one acre of land.j '
under normal conditions: and about j!
$39 when made upon two acres and, 1
about $52 when made upon three;
acres. Consequently any profit de-'1
rived could only have come irom the 1
sale of the seed. j 1
The one-bale-an-acre movement is '
designed to make the cotton crop a
paying business for the cotton plant- 1
er, and there is 110 reason why it 1
should interfere with diversified '
farming, intensified farming or any <
other movement for the betterment
of the farmer. Practically every far- 1
mer in the cotton belt has some land <
that will, under normal conditions,
produce one 500-pound bale of cot- '
! ton on a selected acre. Some may 5
have one. three, ten or fifty and so 1
on according to the number of acres '
of farming land he owns or rents. '
Were it possible this year to get each
farmer to select such land, and plant 1
it, and no other land in cotton, and '
weather and other conditions should ^
he normal, the probable crop of ten ?
million bales could l?e produced up- <
on ten million acres, and the other (
probable seventeen million acres 5
which are going to be sacrificed in '
producing the possible ten milfion
bales could be planted in forage or ?
other crops. (I assume that the re- 1
duction in cotton acreage this year1 j
will be not less than 25 per cent. In : s
1914 there were some thirty-six mil-!5
lion acres planted in cotton, and this! 1
year with lack of money, supplies and i c
fertilizer, I judge there will not be
more than twenty-seven million acres '
planted in cotton, and with a prob- 5
able cut of more than 50 per cent, in 1
fertilizer used. I figure that under the *
most favorable weather conditions! 1
ten millions of bales will be the out- 5
side mark because there will be no 5
discretion used in selecting land up- *
on which to plant cotton.) (
I want the press of the South; the '
various agricultural societies; the ag- 1
ricultural departments of the cotton (
States; the agricultural colleges; he ]
farm demonstration agents and, in 1
fact, everyone who is interested in ]
the prosperity of the South, to assist
in pushing the movement forward. '
Simply show the cotton planter that
by selecting the land, which he already
knows will, produce one ">00- '
pound bale on an acre, under normal '
conditions, and planting only such '
land in cotton, that he can make i J
money. Show him that if. in a tract '
of thirty acres, which he now plants
and makes, say twelve bales upon,
he has five acres that will each make
a 500-pound bale, it will pay him
better to plant only the five acres
in cotton and use the rest for other
crops, until such time as it too can
be brought up to a state where it will
produce a 500-pound bale an acre. I
shall endeavor to get the agricultural
committiees of the various bankers'
associations to assist in the movement.
If my idea is not clearly put, please
let me state that in a few words, it
means simply that by selection of
land to plant in cotton, the acreage
can be reduced. That the cost of production
and marketing a bale of cotton
can be reduced from $52 to $20.
^t means that the South can have
twenty millions of acres now wasted
in cotton planting, to use for other
purposes, and the number of bales
of cotton produced will be the same.
Cost of producing and marketing
one " on.pound bale of cotton on one
Breaking land $ l.i>0
STOKY OK HKK FIRST IMTIKN'I
VYotiw) !.<>'?ke<l (ihastly, I>nt IMdn
.\inoiint to Much. K
An American girl who recent
volunteered for service with a R(
'ross an.hulance in Belgium sen<
[lie following account of her rir
"The commandant doctor wil
ivhom 1 was assigned to work hs
:al:en me far up toward the fron
a-he re a Belgian battery was statioi
?d. While he attended to some tn
ing injuries there came the sound
:annonading and news that the Ge
nans were attacking the very sectic
vhere we were working.
"Sudden, at what seemed the la
ninute of safety, two Belgian stretci
>r bearers, without a stretcher, rusl
?d up to me. They said there was
nan badly wounded somewhere i
:he road. I found a stretcher ar
vent off with them to look for hir
"We went on and on. It probab
vasn't more than tive hundred yard
jut it seemed like a very long way;
t seemed impossible to find tl
iou.se. Then some women came rui
ling and pointed out the place. T1
dretcher bearers hurried off with tl
stretcher. I followed.
"The man. horribly hurt, with
ivound like a red pit below the shou
ler blades, was brought and laid c
:he stretcher. He lay there quiet
)n his side, in a posture of utter re
gnation to anguish.
"He was a Belgian peasant, clur
>ily built. He had a broad, ratln
iglv face, narrowing suddenly as tl
fringe of his whiskers became a litt
straggling beard. But to me he wj
:he most beautiful person I had ev<
seen.. I loved him. He was my fir
"I tried?I still try?to persuat
myself that if I hadn't bullied n
two bearers and repulsed an attem
to get my stretcher away for son
sther patients he would have bet
left behind in that little house. V
got him out of the yard all right ar
Dn to the paved road. ' Then, to n
lorror. the bearers dumped him dov
on the paving stones. They said !
ivas much too heavy. They couldr
~ *' nwlace roc
I^USSIUIV t'tti I v 111111 uuicoo uic;
"I didn't think it was exactly tl
:ime for resting, and told them so
several languages. The Germai
ivere likely to come around the tui
n the road at any time. You nevi
"But the bearers stood stolidly
:he middle of the road and moppt
:heir faces and puffed. The situatic
aegan to be as absurd and terrible ;
i nightmare. So I grabbed on 01
?nd of the stretcher and said I wou
i-arry it myself. I said I wasn't vei
strong and perhaps couldn't do it, bi
[ would try.
"They picked it up at once th<
tnd started off at a good swingir
:rot over the rough paving stone
iolting my poor patient horribly,
suggested that they walk on tl
smooth path at the side. They hailt
he suggestion as a most brilliant ar
\ yynxr nofionf Tl'Ot hmiicht lflt
SXO 1U? yau^ui *? Uvj Ml vu0..v ...
:he village where the battery w;
stationed the ambulance had got i
wounded and was ready to go. Bi
ie had to have his wound dresse*
-le lay there in the middle of tl
street and I had to watch while tl
surgeon stuffed his wound with a:
siseptic gauze. I had always suppo
;d that the dressing of a wound w:
i cautious and delicate process. Bi
t wasn't. There was a careless a
iacity about it. The surgeon work<
"apidl.v, unmoved, as if he were stu!
ng an old crate with straw. And
vas all over in a moment or tw
There seemed something indecent i
he haste with which my Belgian w:
was disposed of.
"Then the surgeon remarked ca
nally that my patient's wound didr
tmount to much. 'It looks mix
worse than it really is,' he said,
felt hurt, as if this beloved perse
liad been slighted, also as if there lit
seen some subtle disparagement i
my 'find.* "
"Does Mrs. Holdup play bridge'
"So: she works it."?Baltimo:
Glendale Springs water for sale
Murdaugh's grocery store.
Unless a garment is uncomfoi
able, you can't convince a woman
Distributing fertilizer ;
First ploughing '
plnn c*li in a? fnnr rim ps 2J
Picking 1.350 pounds S.'
Hauling to gin 1J
Gagging and ties .... 1.
Hauling and marketing
Rent, one acre 3.'
When made on two acres add S3
when made on three acres add $26.
Elias Doar. in News and Courier.
SKIS AUK I'SKFl'L.
,*t A ustpo-Hungarian Soldiers Move Uupidly
in the Carpathians.
jv I'se of the skis in the war has been
\ developed on a large scale out in the
j Carpathians and on the hills and
. dreary plains of Galicia, where thousands
of Austro-Hungarian soldiers
j move about rapidly and noiselessly
i(j in this manner, says a Vienna letter.
, Their first duty is scouting, but now
n_ and then they are obliged to fight and
- fight hard.
^ While some of the ski organizations
have white uniforms, others
have to make use of white blankets
to render themselves as invisible as
. they possibly can.
j* A ski patrol's experience of a night
, is here related by the officer in
charge. The patrol had left camp in
the evening, and, wrapped in white
[(1 blankets, the men were speeding
n through a Carpathian forest at night
[v when the breaking of twigs caution'
ed the officer to order them to cover.
' "A second later." he says, "I heard
ie an alarm signal given l^y one of my
n_ corporals. I decided to investigate
j and with three men proceeded in the
le direction whence the signal had come.
Near an ice and snow covered brama
ble bush one of the patrol signaled
i caution and then informed me that
)n near him on the right there was a
jv Russian scouting party.
__ "There was nothing to be seen,
however. Though the moon shone
n_ brightly, the tree trunks, snow-cov?r
ered undergrowth and shower of
ie powdered silver sent down by the
le gently moving branches of the trees,
ac hampered the view. So we crept
Br under the brambles and saw to it
st that the powdered, cold silver entered
by our collars.
le "The ensuing wait was none toe
1V pleasant. We were measuring the
pt snow with the length of our bodies
ie which is not the finest pastime 1
:e "Right ahead of me there was an
1(j open stretch of snow and I had been
1V watching the filigrees thrown upon it
n by the moon as its beams broke
ie through the branches of the tall
,-t beeches and oaks, when a long, black
it_ shadow appeared from the right.
"The next instant the Cossacks enie
tered the clearing. Their horses
jn were small and shaggy and white
1S and the men seemed to hang in the
-n saddles rather than sit in them. They
er were wrapped in thick furs. The
bright moonlight showed they were
jn Asiatics?broad faces with strong
;(j chins, predominent cheekbones and
)n long black beards with the frost
as clinging to their hair.
ie "A sign from me and my men were
Id on their feet?another moment and
pv the Cossacks were off their horses.
They were a most surprised lot. Ab
ject terror stood in their midst and
;n they had difficulty understanding
tg that we were no evil spirits of the
I "The Cossacks had hardly been
ie taken to the rear by one of the men,
jd when the vigorous tramp of Russian
l(l infantry was heard. Back under the
bramble bush twenty yards away
to from us. the Russians marched past."
ls The writer then recounts how the
ts ski patrol followed the Russians into
nt a village. Later in the night he was
d. able to get in touch with the comie
mander of a German contingent,
ie which occupied a quarry on the other
n- side of the village. Towards morns
ing he also discovered how the Rus1S
sians, who had taken the village,
jt could be outflanked. Witn dawn
u_ everybody was in his place and fire
>d was opened. The Russians were
ff- forced to retreat in disorder, leaving
it behind many killed and wounded in
o. addition to prisoners,
in "We are known as the 'white
is ravens.' " concludes the account.
Glendale Spring water on sale at
.Murdaugh's Grocery Store.?adv.
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Don't experiment with something
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Used a tested kidney remedy.
Begin with Doan's Kidney Pills.
Used in kidney troubles 50 years.
Recommended here and everywhere.
A Bamberg citizen's statement
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It's local testimony?it can be investigated.
Mrs. A. D. Jordan, Bridge St., Bamberg,
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when I got up I was sore and stiff.
1 was bothered by excess uric acid in
' my system and rheumatic pains. I
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Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
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i what you are taking, as the formula is
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! The Quinine drives out malaria, the
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1 ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office Over Bamberg Banking Co.
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/ should be "nipped in the IJ\J
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* 1 unchecked, serious results TV]
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I the old reliable, vegetable
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I Mr. Chas. A. Ragland, o?
I Madison Heights, Va., says:
I "I have been using Thed1
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/ stomach troubles. indiges-r/I
4 K tion. and colds, and find iitoMA
r j be the very best medicine lnAI
TA ever used. It makes an old^T
a man feel like a young one." fa/
L K Insist on Thedford's, therO
v I original and genuine. E-67
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The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
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careful attention should be given.
Your problem will be easily solved if w ,
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i * m m i
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