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tba rarafullr-plaonftd application ap-pllad ona'a under-atood expenditure keep thrift to surprised of expensive day in . that a and at a with on of almost In just Every circum-atflnnAo. profit of age. which the With join of $LM 5fvre Xlrratlaa. A raratit vlH to the Fsrtnar'a Coo-faranra. at Tuskc. Alabama, and Ibe boll weevil dlatrtrt of Alabama and Georgia ha rtinvlnrod ma tbat the boll weavll conditions have ban exaggerated greatly. The migration of the negro to tha North la doing more harm to tha Southern white farmer and the South at large than the boll weevil can ever do. This state of affalra Is raused by negro leaders' of that type whoexrlte the labouring clans of negroes to that pitch where they see no other means of adjusting matters than by leaving the farms. That this Is the worat thing they ran do Is Indisputable, for they are causing quite a loss to the white land owners who hsve befriended them and protected them ever since freedom. They turned at once to the Southern white man for a start in life, now tbat he has for these many years glve-them the means of lifehood. st the time when in turn he depended upon the negro labor, they migrate to the North. I fear my people have no Idea of the meaning of the word 'gratitude' The negro as a mass, has no business in the North. His place Is In the South, on the farm. He was born and reared In the South, and Is adapted to Its climate, and not that of the North. Note the numbers who go North yearly and contract tuberculosis, return South penniless, and prove a burden to the community. I am glad to note that this unrest and discontent has not to such an extent reached South Carolina, and I hope never to se that day when the people of whome I form a part can be so unappreclative. I deeply regret the passing of the old black mammy and her teachings. Let your minds revert to the days of the war when the father and son left home. With whome did they leave their mothers, wives and sisters? With the old black slave, because they knew that he could be trusted. They -tadVno,. idea that ,pJdu."Jim" would migrate or desert his post With all of the present day intelligence, the features of gratitude and stability have been omitted, and this accounts for the differences and impatience which .risa. As a people we must learn patience, "all things come to him., who waits." We .must learn also that nowhere, be it North South, JSast or West, can we find all things Just as we desire them. My advice to my people is, stay where .yon are making yourselves honest, industrious and trustworthy men and whatever vur hand find to do. do tt right No man ran ran eipm-t more than right of you Ware I seeking a motto for you I rould find no better words than tbe "Stay nn the farm boys " You cannot change conditions by fighting, fnasjng. fuming or running Hut you ran bring about congenial relations by patleare and forbearance la tha old slave diys there were no negro problems. Tor tba negro knew his place and stayed there. Methlnks I had rsther trust the sd-vlre of some of the old ex-slaves In regard to the so called problems, than to abide by the advice of some of our so called negro leader Note the word some, I say sonV' for they are only In the minority; the majority of our leaders are sane and are discouraging this unfortunate movement among the laboring classes. This old Southland, with Its broad fertile acres, offers a home and a living for yourself and children. Why go to a Northern clime just to be called "Mister?" Perhaps yours will share the lot of the old darky who, selling out, went North to get hpnor and glory, and amass riches. All went well as long as the coins which his little farm brought Jingled In his pockets, but one day found them empty and penniless. With out work and hungry, the old man went from mansion to mansion, always ringing the front door bell, (for was he not In the North?) seeking food. He was turned away politely by the gentlemen of the North as he addressed him thus: "Mr. we have nothing for you today." Eventually the negro came upon a house occupied by one who- was from Dixie, but who was for a time sojourned in the North. He was met at the front door by. the gentleman from the South, who upon hearing his request for food exclaimed: Nigger, what do you mean by coming to my frontdoor? Go to the kitchen and tell my cook to fill you up." After eating his fill the old darky emerged from the house, and passing up the street by his polite Northern friend's home, he took off his old battered hat, scratched his wooly pate, and gave vent to these words: "You calls me Mister but you lets ma starve to death." My friends you cant fail i to see the point In -closing, I should Ilka to appeal to my white friends. We are In your hands, and aa fair-minded white men, I beg you to deal justly With aa In all matters. To govern this humble raoa by tha same laws made for tha white man For tha negro too Is humane, and a all other rare will commit crime We only ask that as you hold the scales of Justice In your hands you will allow the balance to Up on the side which Justice demands That you will throw around ua the same protection I which your father and your grandfa ther gave his slave You remember that In any difficulty tha slave had but to appesl to "Massa" for protection and he always delt Justly with the culprit. Let the present day negro be able to Impose just such confidence In your code of Justice. ' Should we each regard the othur, and come to a better understanding, there Is no reason why we cannot live In this sunny Southland of ours In peace, harmony and prosperity. A. W. NICHOLSON. In Edgefield Chronicale. qi EHTIONS ABOUT F00I. How ( Tell Unpolished Klce. Q. I am either being lied to by a number of grocers or else I have an entirely erroneous conception of the meaning of unpolished rice. Every grocer I go to for unpolished rice looks blank for a minute and then shows me samples, sometimes two or three. All these samples are white, the only difference between them being in size. When I get into an argument the grocer tells me that somebody has misled me or that I have the wrong Idea. Please tell me how I am to know unpolished rice from polished rice. R. H. S. You are being lied to. Any grocer who shows you white rice and tells you it is unpolished Is deliberately deceiving you. The easiest way to solve your problem is to ask for natural brown rice. All unpolished rice contains at one end of the kernel a little bobbin shaped germ which in the polishing of rice is entirely removed, leaving an empty cup where it had been. . In addition to the removal of this germ there is also removed from, polished rice the skin ,of the kernel,, which Is of a creamy color. This skin, under the microscope, consists of series of cells in which, with the germ, are found hot. only the flavorful properties of rice, but those other elements of great value without which a diet of rloe means death. All white rice i polished rice. Polished rice has been condemned as a food not only hy tha army and navy of Japan, but by the United States government Bulletin. Of r snored

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  1. The Evening Index,
  2. 01 Feb 1917, Thu,
  3. Page 20

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