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Southern Cotton Association.
The commissioners of agri
culture of the southern states are
firm in their belief that the South
Arn Cotton association and its
work is a success. At the request
of the press bureau of the South
ern Cotton association they have
made a special investigation re
garding the reduction of the cotton
acreage throughout the south,and
in their opinion there will be a
great reduction of acreage this
The commissioners also state
that there will be greater diversi
fication of crops this year than
ever before in the history of the
south, and they are looking for
ward to a very prosperous country
The following are some expres
sions from the different commis
C. J. Barrow, acting commis
sioner of agriculture of Louisiana:
"Organizations have been per
fected in nearly all the parishes
of this state for the purpose of re
ducing acreage 25 per cent and
this action on the part of the
farmers has been supplemented
by proclamations from our gov
ernor urging the importance of
th's reduction and we believe it
will have its effect."
E. J. Watson, commisssoner of
agriculture of South Carolina:
"That there will be a great re
duction of acreage in this state
I am fully convinced, but just at
this time I could not undertake
to give the exact figures."
S. L. Patterson, commissioner
of agriculture, North Carolina: '
"It is impossible just now to
predict the exact amount of the
reduction of the cotton acreage,
but it is going to be reduced. And
you may depend uponi it our farm
ers are holding cotton as they
never have before. -Very little is
finding its way to the markets and
the farmers are determined to
carry out the spirit of the New
Orleans convention notwithstand
ing the reported heavy receipts
in some sections."
W. G. Ogilitie, commissioner of
"From the best information I
have been able to obtain the cot
ton acreage will be reduced at
least 25 per cent. I have reports
from nearly every cotton growing
county in the state."
H. T. Bradford, commissioner
of agriculture, Arkansas:
"My opinion is, and I have
giyen the matter close pttention,
that the cotton acreage will be
reduced at least 25 per cent in
our state. There is a general de
termination among the farmers to
reduce their acreage and better
0. B. Stevens, commissioner of
agriculture of Georgia, says:
"There is no doubt but that the
people of Georgia are going to re
duce their cotton acreage and
better themselves generally. And
besides there will never again be
such a year as last year was for
cotton or any other sort of crop."
Commissioner R. R. Poole, in
an interview several days ago,
announced that the state of Ala
bama was going to reduce its
acreage 33 1-2 per cent.
Governor J. K. Vardaman, of
"Mississippi is sure to reduce
her acreage this year. I have ex
amined things carefully and I find
that the actual reduction will be
between 20 per cent and 25 per
W. J. Clay, commissioner of
the state of Texas, says:
"From information I have been
able to gather from correspon
dence and conversation with prom
inent planters, I am of the opinion
that the acreage in-this state
will be reduced about 25 per
The Colonel's Waterloo.
Colonel John M. Fuller, of
Honey Grove, Texas, nearly met
his Waterloo, from Liver and
Kidney trouble. In a recent let
ter, he says: "I was nearly dead,
of these complaints, and, although
I tried my family doctor, he didI
me no good, so 1 got a 50c. bottle
of your great Electric Bitters,
which cured me. I consider them
the best medicine on earth. and
thank God who gave you the
knowledge to make them." Sold,
and guaranteed to cure. Dyspep
sia, Biliousness and Kidney Dis
ease, by McMaster Co., Obear
Drug Co. and John H. McMaster
& Co., druggists, at 50c. a bottle.
A girl gets over blushing about
the time she ought to begin.
. L. Mil
se it for exter
The Bravest Battle.
The bravest battle that ever was
Shall I tell you where and
On the walls of the world yoi
will find it not;
"Twas fought by the mothers
Nay, not with cannon or battle
With sword or nobler pen;
Nay, not with eloquent thought
From mouths of wonderful
But deep in a walled-up woman's
Of woman that would not yield,
But bravely, silently bore her
Lo! there is the battlefield!
No marshaling troops, no bivouac
No banner to gleam and wave;
But, oh, these battles! they last
From babyhood to the grave.
A Chicago Alderman Owe. His Elec
tion to Chamberlaiu's Cough
"I can heartily and conscientiously
recommend Chamberlain's C o u g h
Remedy for affections of the throat
and lungs," says Hon. John Shenick,
220 So. Peoria]St., Chicago. "Two
years ago during a political campaign,
I caught cold after being overheated,
which irritated my throat and I was
finally compelled to stop, as I could
not speak aloud. In my extremity a
friend advised me to use Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. I took two doses that
afternoon and could not believe my
senses when I found the next morning
the inflammation had largely subsided.
I took several doses that day, kept
right on talking through the campaign,
and I thank this medicine that I won
my seat in the Council." This remedy
is for sale by Obear Drug Co.
.Jesus as Our Guest.
One evening in a poor children's
home in England the boys sat
down to supper. One of them
said the grace: "Come, Lord
Jesus, be our guest, and bless
what thou hast provided." A
little fellow said: "Do tell m2e
why the Lord Jesus never comes.
We ask him every day. I shall
set him a seat, and then will he?"
Some of the boys at the table
were big and rough, but there
was a stillness in the room as the
extra chair was set. And in the
stillness a timid knock was heard
at the door. A poor, half-frozen
lad entered, and begged to stay
for the night. The guest's chair
was given him. The boys robbed
their own plates to fill his.
Tears came into the stranger's
eyes at their kindness to him.
The little boy had been thinking.
"Jesus could not come, so he
sent this boy in his place. Is
that it?" he said. And that was
just it. Some day, perhaps,
Jesus will say to us: "Inasmuch
as ye have done it unto one of the
least of these my brethren, ye
have done it unto me."-Selected.
Champion Liniment for Rheumatism.
Chas. Drake, a mail carrier at Cha
pinville, Conn., says: "Chamberlain's
Pain Balm is the champion of all lini
ments. The past year I was troubled
a great deal with rheumatism in my
shoulder. After tryinmg everal cures
the storekeeper here recommended this
remedy and it compietely ,ired r..:."
There is no use of anyone suffering
from that painful ailmetnt when thi.
liniment can be obtained for a smna
sum. One applicaition gives promp
.elief and its continued use for a short
time will produce a pertument cure.
For sale by Obear Drug Co.
When a Man is Poor.
"A man is poor when he has
lc.st the confidence of his friends,
when people who are nearest to
him do not believe in him; when
his character is honeycombed by
deceit, punctured by dishonesty.
He is poor when he makes money
at the expense of his character,
when principle does not stand
clear cut, supreme in his idea.
When this is clouded, he is in
danger of the worst kind of
poverty. To be in the poor
ouse is not necessarily to be
poor. If you have maintained
your integrity, if your character
stands four-square to the world, if
you have never bent the knee of
principle to avarice, you are not
poor, though you may be com
pelled to beg bread."-Ex.
For Infants and Children.
Ihe Kind You Have Always Bought
ding weekly in
tch their annoi
Does He Exist.
Breathes there a man with soul so
Who never to himself hath said,
"My trade of late is getting bad,
I'll try another ten-inch ad."
If such there be go mark him well;
For him no bank account can swell;
No angel watch the golden stair
To welcome a millionaire.
The man who never asks for trade,
By local line or ad displayed,
Cares more for rest than worldly
And patronage gives him pai).
Tread lighty, friends, let no sound
Disturb his solitude profound,
Here let him live in calm repose,
Unsought except of men he owes.
And when he dies go plant him
So naught can break a dreamless
Where no rude clamor may dis
The quiet that he loved so well.
And that the world may know its
Place on his grave a wreath of
And on a stone above, "Here
A chump who wouldn't advertise."
Statistics show startling mor
tality, from appendicitis and peri
tonitis. To prevent and cure
the3e awful diseases, there is just
one reliable remedy, Dr. King's
New Life Pills. M. Flannery, of
14 Custom House Place, Chicago,
says: "They have no equal for
Constipation and Biliousness."
25c at McMaster Co.'sObear Drug
Co.'s and John H. McMaster &
A girl's idea of a crazy young
man is one who doesn't attempt
to kiss her when he has a chance.
It would have been incredible
brutality if Chas. F. Lemnberger,
of Syracuse, N. Y., had not done
the best he could for his suffering
son. "My boy," he says, cut a
fearful gash over his eye, so I
applied Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
which quickly healed it and saved
his eye." Good for burns and
ulcers, too. Only 25c. at McMas
ter Co.'s, Obear~Drug Co.'s and
John H. Mc~vaster & Co.'s drug
A singer's voice may have a firne
range, but yet may not always
thaw out the audience.
btrikes Hidden Rocks.
When your ship of health
strikes the hidden rocks of Con
sumption, Pneumonia, etc., you
are lost, if you don't get help
from Dr. King's New Discovery
for Consumption. J. W. McKin
non, of Talladega Springs, Ala.,
writes: "I had been very ill with
Pneumonia, under the care of
two doctors, but was getting no
better when I began to take Dr.
King's New Discovery. The first
dose gave relief, and one bottle
cured me." Sure cure for sore
throat, bronchitis, coughs and
colds. Guaranteed at McMaster
Co.'s, Obear Drug Co.'s and
John H. Mc~aster & Co.'s drug
stores; price 500. and $1.00. Trial
Even a wise man goes lame
when he attempts to argue with
a pretty woman.
A Severe Cold for Three Flonths.
The following letter from A. J. Nus
baum, of Batesville, Ind., tells its own
story: "I suffered for three months
with a severe cold. A druggist pre
pared me some medicine, and a physi
*ian prescribed for me, yet I did not
improve. I then tried Foley's Honey
and~ Tar, and eight doses cured me."
Refuse substitutes. Sold by McMaster
A man is seldom presented with
a better cigar than he buys for
Foley's honey arid Tar
Cures coughs and colds.
Cares bronchitis and asthma.
Cures croup and whooping cough.
Cures hoarseness and bronchial trou-1
Cures p)neumonia and la grippe.
Sohl by McMaster Co.
A woman's argument isn't in
vain if she is able to convince
Foley's Kidney Cure makes the kid
nes and1 bladder right. Contains
vitations to th
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS CONVENTION
(Continued from page 1.)
speakers who were to respond to
the various toasts.
"The State of South Carolina"
was responded to by Gov. D. C
Heyward, who never fails to en
tertain his hearers from beginning
to end with his appropriate humor
and commendable patriotic love
for the State whose good fortune
it is to have him at its helm. He
was especially pleased on this
occasion in finding the man who
had raised "little Bill," the best
dog that he or any one else had
ever owned, this distinction be
longing to Dr. Ott of Ridgeway.
Hon. J. G. Mobley, wbo was to
respond to the toast, "Fairfield
County," was unavoidably de
tained in Columbia and wired his
regrets that he could not be pres
ent on this auspicious occasion.
Mayor T. H. Ketchin respond.
I ed to the toast of "Winnsboro,"
over which he has just been
elected to preside for the fourth
time without opposition. Mayor
Ketchin on this occasion fully
proved how fortunate "the city
honored with a glorious past" is
in its chief executive.
Winn Lodge 108 could have
found no one who could have
proved to the invited guests thai
"our banner over you is Love"
better than Mr. Jas. H. Thorn
well, Jr., whose eloquent response
was liberally applauded through.
"The Press" was responded to
by J. Frank Fooshe.
In the absence of General
M. L. Bonham, that toast without
which there can be no banquet,
"Woman," was responded to by
Mr. W. H. Ruff, Jr., of Ridge.
way, who in his brief response
Icompletely captivated the Knights
in the hall and the ladies without.
To Major L. S. Mattison was
assigned the task of telling ol
that remarkable animal, "The
Pythian Goat." This he did so
-happily as to make a most fitting
close and climax for this festival
It was a most pleasing coinci
dence that this session of the
convention should be held with
Winn Lodge, which hass the hon
ored distinction of ha.ving made
the greatest gain of any lodge
within the State the past twelve
months, its membership in that
time having increased from 48 to
88. Such a record could not go
without some expression of appre
eiation on the part of the visiting
Knights. This they gave by tne
unanimous election of Supt. L. T.
Baker as the next (deputy grand
chancellor of the sixth district,
a high honor among the Knights
and one that will be most worth
ily worn by the knightly Knight
whom they have chosen to fill it.
Harmony is simply stopping
the wheels of progress to get rid
of the noise.
Some men try to e:xpand their
old debts by contracting new
IN some conditions the
gain. from the use
of Scott's Emulsion is
very rapid. For this
reason we put up a
fifty-cent size, which is
enough for an ordinary
cough or cold or useful
as a trial for babies
and children. In other
conditions the gain is
be built up in a day.
In such cases Scott's
Emulsion must be taken
as nourishment; a food
rather than a medicine.
It's a food for tired and
Send for fr ee siample
Scott & Bowne, 409-4i5 Pearl si.
Chemists New York
Soc. and si.oo. All druggists
All persons having claims~ against
the estate cf G;. L. Rosborougih, de
ceased, will present themi dl. attested,
and all persons indeb'ted to said estate
will make paymient tb the undersigned,
without delav. W. H. RUFF,
no~m - A dministra tor.
e people of Fa.
t will pay you
WOR D that word Is"
it refers to Dr. Tutt's Liver Pills and
Are you contpated?
Troubled wi destion?
ANY of these symptoms and many other
Indicate Inaction of the LIVER -.. .
Tut t's Pills
Take No Subsftte.
WANT TO BUY A
Come in and let us show you ou
line of goods suitable for the occasiol
Berry Bowls, handsome design
$10.00 to $50.00. Bonbon and Oliv
Dishes, $3.50 to $10.00. Carving Set.
$4.50 to $10.00. Sterling Silver Spoom
Forks, Ladles in variety at attractiv
Handsome Berry Bowls, $5.50, $6.5
to $15.00. Bonbon and Olive Dishef
$2.25 to $4.00. Decanters, $8.50 t
$16.00. Sugar and Cream, $6.00 to $9.0(
Beautifully decorated, i m port e
Salad Bowls, $3.00 to $5.50. Cracke
Jars, $2.75 to $4.50. Chocolate Pot,
$3.00 to $5.50. Cake Plates, 72c. t
A Good Clock is Alway
We have a nice assortment of Clocks
Small silver and gold artistic designm
$2.00 to $5.00. Eight-day Manti
Clocks, striking hours and half hourn
$5.00 to $10.00. Handsome gold Clocks
$10.50 to $25.00. Candelebra in gold t
match gold clocks, $5.50 to $10.50.
If you can't come write for our Illu!
trated Catalogue of staple goods, viz.
Watches, Jewelry, Siiverware, Cu
P. Hi. LACIUCOTTE & CO
424 flaln Street,
Columbia, S. C.
Behr Bros. Lester
and Smith & Barnes.
We have enough kinds of Pianos
here to meet your wishes and de-T
sires-exactly the kind of piano
you ought to have, at precisey the
price you wish to pay, and on
almost any terms you ask.
Opp. Y. M. C. A.
Columbia, S. C.
PIANOS and ORGANS.
The Blue.Ribbon Stallion
A beautiful five-year-old corn
bination stallion will make thi~
season at Cedar Tree Plantation
two miles above Ridgeway. Fe~
10.00 for the season. Mares
sent from a distance kept at 5(
cents per day.
A. M. Owens, Winnsboro, S. C.
is hereby authorized to collect
fees due for service by Comet foi
the past season.
T. L. BULOW,
3-29-3m Ridgeway, S. C.
Ifit is a bilious attack take Chan
brlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets
ad a quick cure is certain. For salE
by Obear Drug Co...
WLowney's candies are the
best. Try them. G. A. White.
has stood the test 25 yeai
bottles. Does this record
IBIA. . (
irfield to trade
to do so.
The largest number of
City of Columbia can be
get our prices will coi
cheaper than you can bt
JNO. W. CONDE]
1115 PIair Street, -
We are glad to announce t]
than ever before for doing al
and that we shall be glad to
may have. When needing a
0 or phone us in regard to sam
All busiuess entrusted to
R. T. Matti
HIG GRADK CUT FLORR
GROWN BY US.
Carnations....5c. to $1.00 per dozer
*Roses (fine greenhouse)....
$2.00 tio $3.50 per dozer
50c. to 75c. per dozer
-Narcissus, Paper White....75c. per dozer
Lily of Valley....$1.00 to $1.50 per dozer
Boxes of Pretty Mixed Flowers....
$1.00 to $5.0(
Baskets of Pretty Mixed Flowers....
$1.50 to $10.0(
Only the finest up-to-date varieties
OUR CUSTOMERS GET THlE BEST
Artistic Bouquets for all purposes..
$1.00 to $10.1
STYLISH HOME AND CHU RCE
We make a specialty of
Fine Wedding Work.
Wreaths, Crosses, Anchors, &c.,
In ordering Bouquets or Design
give us an idea of what you want anc
p rice, and we will please you. Cu
Flowers, Plants, Bulbs and Seet
WRITE for PRICE LIST of SEEDE
ROSE HILL GREENIISES
1517 Main Street, COLUMBIA, S. C.
will look as good as new if you
will have it cleaned and pressed.
I am prepared to do the work for
you at the most reasonable prices
and I guarantee satisfaction. By
having your suit cleaned and
Ipressed it will look ever so much
'better all the while and will last
so much longer. If you have not
been in the habit of having your
suit kept in good order, begin it
Snow and see how much satisfact
Sion there will be in the improved
looks of the suit and in its longer
wear. Give me a trial.
tf. W. Bose Durham.
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take LAXATIVE BROMO QUI
NINE Tablets. All druggists refund
the money if it fails to cure.
E. WV. Grove's signature is on each
s Tasteless Chil
s. Average Annual Sales ei
of meitappealto you? I
either to be found in the
'seen at our places. To
ivince you that we sell -
~A MULo, O
Z, Sec. and Treas.,
- - COLUMEIA, S. C..
2at we are now better prepared
i kinds of
be favored with any work you
nything repaired bring it to us
us will be promptly attended
jews & Son.
Now is the time to take a
-;spring tonic. By far the best
Ithing to take is Murray's Iron
Mixture. It makes pure blood
and gets rid of that tired feeling.
At all druggists.
50c a Bottle.
Or Direct from
THlE MURRAY DRUG CO.,
Columbia, S. c.
WILL BE CONTINUED IN
the future the same as in the past
in the old establishment in all its
departments with a full stock of
Caskets, Burial Cases and Coffins
constantly on hand, and use of'
hearse when requested.
Thankfnl for past patronage
and solicitous for a share in the
future, in the old stand.
tCalls attended to at all hours.
THEI ELLIOTT GIN SIIOP.
J. Il. ELLIOTT & co.
Business EduCation Pays
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in demand. Hundreds are in positiorns;
we can assist you. Write for informa
MAFEAT'S SOUTH CAROLINA 1
9-7tf Columbia,'S. C.
Murray's Buchu, Gin and Juni
per is prescribed and endorsed by
eminent physicians. It cures
when all else fails. Prevents Kid
ney Disease, Dropsy, Bright's
Disease, etc. At all drug stores.
$1.00 a Bottle,
Or Direct from
THlE MURR AY DRUG CO,,
Columbia, S. C.
,arOne andaHalf MillIi 4
gae=.No Pav. 50c.