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THE CAMDEN CHRONIC
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CAMD EN . TENN KS S KR .
ISIVV 2S. 1!)15
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A Business
What are you going to plant af
ter your fjrrain crop is harvested?
asks Frank Dunn in .Home and
larm. ThiH question in h bread
one. How many of you tliat have
large grain crops sown have thought
of it?
Ten cent cotton now is a bad
tiling for you individually and ns
collectively. Many of you did not
intend to plant any more cotton af
ter your grain but a 10 cent cotton
is a temptation. Hut my good
far mer friend, don't be deceived.
Shun this evil sure; this goat iu
sheep's clothing. Indeed, that is
correct. The cotton broker isdoing
his very best to make you cut your
own throat. Suicide! Suicide!
But be wise; he thinks you area
fool, but show him who you are.
Now, and right now, is the accept
ed time to show him up. Upon an
average there are six acres of grain
sown to every plow in Dixie this
year. That is, iu Georgia.
Let's get down to business soon
this crop will be harvested you
will and must follow this with some
crop, and for your own sake, don't
put a foot of it to so-called King
Cotton. Let's see something we
can put it to that will put more
hard dollars into your pocket next
fall and with less labor.
Cowpeas are fine to put after this
grain crop, either sown broadcast
for hay or planted for the crop of
peas. If8owu,you should make at
least a tou of excellent hay per acref
and if you care to pick them, five
bushels of peas, that are worth and
bring 810 any day. The hay alone
is worth $15 at market, or twice
this if fed to live stock, and after
utilizing that way, and manure put
back to land.
Let's see, good farmer friends,
on' how many acres cau yon make
and do you expect to make $25
profit on cotton even at 10 cents?
Not one. Is this all profit? Prac
tically all, and yet we failed to
think of the value to the land the
pt-as have been. They have put
an equivalent of 330 pounds of
commercial fertilizer to the land,
while the cotton has drawn 200
pounds from it. Thus the land is
in better condition for the next
year's crop. In the long run that
spells more dollars, less labor and
belter soil. .
But cowpeas isn't all that is prof
itable. Sweet potatoes are an easy
grown and paying crop. They
will make abundant crops after
oats aud wheat. They are .easier
made than cotton, easier gathered
and better for the land. You count
eighty bushels of potatoes per acre.
At market they are worth 75 cents
any time, or in spring $1, but let's
say 75 cents. The crop is worth
$60 on the market or as much fed
'to hogs. There's no difference to
it. Can you make this with cot
ton? No, but you have the cotton
habit and think yon can't quit.
The alfalfa field Now is a fine
time to begin to prepare that alfal
fa patch which you should sow this
September, and after that grain
crop is a fine place to" put it. By
beginning uow, by September you
should have the land in excellent
condition. Surely nothing would
profit you moie. Three years ago
theie was no alfalfa in Pike County.
Today there are 200 acres. By this
time next year there will be 500
acres. Such a blessing.
The first cutting is nearly ready
for the mower. There will be eas
ily five more cuttings.
Proposition
The Sudan grass is reported as
being one of the greatest grasses
on earth for feed. Have never
planted it, but will this year. I
was taught about it Athens this
spring (at, A. and M. college), but
would advise you to get advice from
those that have tried it. I know
nothing of it further than to say at
Athens it made on an A. and M.
farm some ten tons per acre.
Profit in peanuts Another good
crop to plant after grain is peanuts.
They are fine for both human and
beast, and perhaps the best hog
food on earth, and soon hog rais
ing will be the most profitable in
dustry iu the South. They already
have one packing plant in Georgia,
at Moultrie, and soon there is to be
erected at Griffiu, (twelve miles
from home) that will slaughter
thousands of hogs and cattle per
day. They will pay Chicago pric
es on foot. Hog" raising and cattle
growing will take a high jump
wheu this plant will have been
finished aud is in operation.
In the meantime don't be de
ceived by 10 cent cotton now.
Plant no more cotton, bit all the
cowpeas, rape, alfalfa, peanuts, etc.,
that you can. Raise all the hogs
aud cattle you cau, and there will
be better times iu Dixie iu 191G
than ever before.
HOUTE SIX.
Noah Rogers was the guest of
Claud Hicks Suuday.
The heavy rains of the past week
has delayed farm work.
J. R. Hicks and family spent the
week-end with R. L. Pierce.
Mrs. Lizzie Webb and daughter
visited C. A. Webb Saturday.
Miss Cal Cowell visited her sis
ter, Mrs. Lizzie Rogers, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Mitchell visit
ed the family of C. A. Webb last
Sunday.
Miss Jewell McClure was the
guest of Miss Mary Barker Satur
day afternoon.
R. L. Pierce and family and J.
It. Hicks and family visited Mrs
Lizzie Rogers and family Sunday.
A storm swept through this sec
tion last Saturday morning, doing
considerable damage to orchards,
timber and fences.
I will close for this time, with
best wishes to The Chronicle aud
its many readers.
CLAUD.
Scott Pierpont was at Sulphur
Springs Monday.
Clinton Lowry of Point Mason
was here Saturday,
Edgar Rainwaters was at Clyde
ton one day last week.
A. N. Melton of near Way was
iu this viciuity Saturday.
Royal Melton and others attend
ed the decoration at Mount Zion
Sunday. v
T. J. Melton and Ed Cooley of
Harmon Creek were here on busi
ness Saturday.
Mrs. J. J. Farmer and children
spent the week-end with relatives
on Harmon Creek.
Several from this place attended
the children's day services at Har
mon Creek Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gross of Faxon
visited relatives in this vicinity the
latter part of last week.
When in need of liay, corn, oats,
wheat shorts, wheat bran, alfalfa,
mixed feed, etc., see T. A'. Berry
at the depot.
A BLANK RECOI5D.
The Columbia Herald criticises
the General Assembly for its fail
ure to do constructive work, and
says:
"The General Assembly has
been a notable disappointment to
the people. The dominant party
had a two-thirds majority in each
house; there was never a sugges
tion of disorganization or quorum
breaking. Every pledge made by
the Democratic party could have
been redeemed in thirty days after
the session began if the members
had earnestly and patriotically set
themselves to the task. But that
the members did not do. They
had to get rid of two many 'dam
radicals,' there was much peanut
politics to play.
"Iu real constructive legislation
the sessiou failed and failed la
mentably. It does - uo begin to
compare to the work of the 1911 or
1909 or 1913 sessions, all of which
were demoralized and broken into
by hegiras.
"Only one or two platform
pledges were redeemed. On law
enforcement some good work was
accomplished, but iu the matter of
genuine progressive and construc
tive legislation the record is a
blank. A few departments were
changed, more offices were created,
but not much was accomplished iu
the interest of real reform."
This seems to be the general
impression. There is just one way
for the Governor to secure the per
formance of platform pledges and
that is to call back the General
Assembly to its task until the work
is properly done. Chattanooga
News.
MIDDLE BROOK.
Ivan Mclver was in Camden on
business Monday.
Miss H tibia Fisher visited Miss
Bessie Holland Monday.
Mr. aud Mrs. Albert Black have
been visiting in this community.
Mrs. Nancy Holland was the
guest of Mrs. Ada Thompson last
Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Cooper
spent Suuday with the family of
J. II. Kee.
Bennett and MissBessie Hol
land were guests of Mrs. Queen
Cowell Sunday.
IVIisses Myrtle and Alice Kee
spent Saturday with their sister,
Mrs. Lizzie Holland.
Miss Ethel Brackiu and little
brother, Hubert, have been visit
ing near Pleasant Hill.
, Luther Hudson aud sister, Miss
Hattie, of Liberty spent Sunday
with Mrs Delana Lynch.
Mrs. Delana Lynch has bought
a Victor Victrola, which is quite
an innovation in this locality.
Mrs. Robert Kee and Mrs. Wil
liam Smith, spent Saturday after
noon with Mrs. Vera Mdlver.
A heavy rain storm swept over
this community Saturday morning,
followed by hard rains Sunday.
Joe Kee says he feels like a bird
out of a cage since the raising of
smallpox quarantine at his home.
Mrs.. Fannie. Grizzard of Mem
phis and Mrs. J. H. Spencer of
Huntingdon are visiting their sis
ter, Mrs. Delana Lynch. The
three sisters aud Walter Lynch
and William Cowell visited the
family of Henry Hudson in the
Liberty community Monday.
Best wishes for the success of
the "Old Reliable."
Prayer services are held at the
Baptist Church every Wednesday
evening. The public is invited.
PRAYER SERVICE.
"Fallen man," continued, is the
subject for prayer service at the
M. E. Church, South, Tuesday
evening, June 1.
Guilt universal (lesson) Romans
iii, special attention directed to
verses 19 and 23, Uriah A. Potts,
leader; Romans v 12 and 14, A. S.
Justice; Galatians iii 22, Mrs J.
G. Cant well; I. Kings vii 40, Mrs.
G. P. Hicks; Isaiah Ixiv (5, Til ford
J ustice; llosea xiv 9, Philip Travis.
Man's love of sin Job xx 12-13,
A. L. Hassell; Proverbs iv, lfi-17,
Mrs. J. V. Travis; John iii, 19-20;
Rev. O. C. Wrather: John xii 42
43, L. L. Stem; Proverbs xvi 29
30, MrB. A. S. Justice.
A cordial invitation is extended
to the public to attend and take
part in the service, which begins
at 8 o'clock.
Respectfully,
Fkank 15. Jones, P. C.
CHILDREN'S DAY.
Children's Day will be observed
by the Liberty Sunday School Sun
day, May 30, 1915, at 2 o'clock with
the following program:
"There's a carol in my crown,"
choir.
"Children all for Christ," choir.
Invocation, Rev. O. C. Wrather.
"Soldiers for Jesus," class.
"Singing on the way," choir.
"Welcome address," class.
"It is Children's Day," Mies Lil
lian Bomar.
"The two flags," class.
"Soldiers of strife and peace,"
Miss Belus'McKelvey.
"Put on the whole armor of God,"
class.
"The littlest one of all," Miss
Clara Madden.
"A very little boy," Hatley Hud
son.
"Be a 'try boy'," Wesley Uargis.
"Giants to fight," class.
"The dearest gems of all," Miss
Estelle Francisco.
"A child at mother's knee,"quar
tette. "In glad June days," Mies Marie
Arnold.
"I can not see the power," Mies
Donna Wrather.
"The sword of the spirit," class.
"Songs of the seasons," class.
"I'm glad I am a little girl,"
Miss Olive Florence.
"A hero," Charlie Francisco.
"Shouting in the air," choir.
"A little sunshine band," class.
"A little country girl," Miss
Bernice Vick.
"Good morning," Emory Flor
ence. "What if the sun?" class.
"God iu nature," Eulas Pafford.
"What do the flowers say?" class.
Offering speech, Miss Eula Har-
gls.
Collection.
"The Holy City," (pautomime)
class,
"We shall see the King," choir.
Temperance exercise, class.
"Blessed Savior as we part,"
Miss Grace Watson.
"Good-bye," choir.
Everybody cordially invited.
Iu the whole field of medicine
there is not a healing remedy that
will repair damage to the flesh
more quickly than Ballard's Snow
Liniment. In cuts, wouuds, burns,
sprains, ecalds and rheumatism, its
healing and penetrating power is
extraordinary. Price 25c, 50c and
$1.00 per bottle. Sold by all drug
gists.
Bring your orders for job work
to The Chronicle office.
PAYING FOR IT.
When President Wilson was urg
ing the 'passage of the ship pur
chase bill, he repeatedly declared
that its enactment would bringsafe
ty to Americans in waters of Eu
rope. A filibuster brought about
its defeat. . The admiuistratiou
feared that Borne disaster would
occur with Americans having to
depend upon foreign ships, Just
such a disaster as the sinking of
the Lusitania was feared. That
the administration Bhowed fore
sight in its arguments in favor of
the bill has been proved at a cost
of 100 American lives.
There was no doubt that the peo
ple wanted the ship purchase bill.
They wanted it for two reasons
one for the benefit of their trade
and another for the safety of Amer
icans. Powerful and selfish inter
ests brought its defeat.
Germany, of course, doesn't want
British ships to get the benefit of
American travel. Britain feels the
same way towards Germau ships.
If the ship purchase bill were up
for passage now, what would be
the attitude of the Republicans?
We are now paying for that fili-
buster. Kuoxville Sentinel.
WILLIAM R. GROSS.
Sometimes amid the difficulties
and disappointments of life we are
made to question the wisdom of
God in giving us. this existence.
We are made to ask, "Is life worth
living after all?" To the friends
aud relatives of William R, Grose,
let me say that a study of his life
will help you auswer this question.
Uncle Billy, as he was usually
called, entered this life almost
eighty years ago. At au early age
he gave his heart to God, and unit
ed with the M. E. Church, South.
He trusted the same power that
saved his soul to' guide him to the
end of life's pathway, to light the
valley of death and to bring him
safe-to his final reward.
On May 7, after many mouths of
privatiou and suffering, his life
quietly ebbed away. The great
concourse of weeping relatives aud
friends who attended his funeral
speak in unmistakable terms of its
great value. He spoke of being
ready to meet death aud only wait
ing for the summons to come up
higher. We believe that his fath
erly admonition will ever remaiu
with his loved ones to guide them
around the pitfalls of sin and draw
them closer to God,
Yes, this life was worth the liv
ing, comes in thunder tones from
family, church and commuuity, and
it seems that we hear the Father's
voice saying in confirmation of this
fact, "You have been faithful over a
few-things, I will make thee ruler
oyer many things, enter thou into
the joys of thy Lord."
His Pastor.
He Agreed.
"How do you like my new hat,
John?"
"How much did it cost?"
"Three dollars."
"Most becoming hat you ever
had on." Jude.
Sallow complexioii is due to a
torpid liver. Herbine purifies and
strengthens the liver and bowels
and restores the rosy bloom of
health to the cheek. Price 50c.
Sold by all druggists.
If you have business with any
of the county officials you will find
them in the First National Bauk
Building.

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