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TMURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 1907.
Who Will Lead?
There is a true saying that the
Lord helps those that help them
selves, also that the man who gets
shead can get all the help that he
To prove these sayings true and at
the same time get the atttention of
land owners on Twelve Mile River
and its tributaries is the object of
The Lord helps the farawer most
that helps himself by aessisting na
ture in various ways.
1st, The farmer that builds up bin
Iasd by deep plowing, correct ditch
ing, building rock dams across thI
hollows and in every way building up
the soil instead of destroying the pro
ducing qualities by plowing wet and
allowing the top soil to wash away
by incorrect terracing. Such a farm
er has or will have a good farm and
can get all the help he wants.
Why, you say when a man gets aF
start up? I say, no, it is because th.
renter or cropper sees that it is to hit
interest to work ) nd for the farme i
that looks after the little things and
keeps his land in good condition by
preserving it and building it up. We
all know that the red lands of the
piedmont section are the best for all
farming purposes when prooerly
handled. But, that is not %hat I
started to write about. What I want
to say is this, everybody that takes
notice to such things will tell You
that all the streams are filling up
last and that it will not be long be
fore all the bottom lands in the con'n
ty will be too wet to Cultivate anld
that the mosquitoes and malaria will.
be as plentiful as in the swamps and
low lands of this state.
Now, as to the remedy, .will the
Good1 Lord and the people. improve
the situation? I say yes, becausp tehe
people make the laws, and when they
do their .part nature is suire to re
Sponid in, her mysterious way.
We have a la'v against rupning
saw dust into the streams, yet every
body knows that every shingle mill
and saw mill on the streams are rumn
nling their dust into them. Agamn
it a against the law to run water out
of the fields into the roads. Does it
pay to violate these laws? I say ne.
Now, a bushel of saw dues will do
more harm in a stream than a wagon
load of sand; ask any man that has
taken notice and he will tell you the
Then, we see fields where all the
water is run into the road and where
the plowman runs his plow ont into
the road breaking the bank so that
the water from every row will drain
away. What is the result? The life
of t~he land is drained away the sar~d
and the fine soil goes down the bill
into the little streams and soon fill
up the creeks and rivers by becoming
mixed with the ,dust from the saw
It may be your neighbor that is
violating the law and you do not want
to say anything. Theo would it not
be well for the . nd owners to get
together and see what can be done
about it? I say that if you will stop
the saw dust out of the streams, stop
plowing out into the roads and stop
running your terraces and upland
ditches inito the roads that nature
will do the rest. You will not only
he~ hlpting yourself but by doing this
you "a tmb hi.pinug your neighbor
Stop killing and driving all the Abb
out of the country, stop filling up
your neighbor'es streams. Save jour
own lands by running terraces in the
woods and - old delds. Don't break
the banks along the road. Takew the
rooks you think to be a -curse and
make them a blessing. Help your
self, help your neighbor, help every
body and then the Good Lord and
nature will help you. Scr ibbler.
The cribia is about to com', and it
is up to the people to keep it off.
Every one who has a dollar and don't
need to spend it should put it in the
bank at once. For the sake of the
good people of the world dzg't pu
it in your pooket and stao/4 about
like an Egyptian Anumamy. Fellu
man, don't you kno* if ypu will put
that ten-dollar bill in the bank that
while you may keep it still, it would
help maybe to pay a thousand
debts and shoe hundreds ot little
barefooted ohildren. Some say the
bianks will break. No, they won't,
Dot if you will stick to them. Don't
let them get short. Keep them
goiug. Put so much money in them
that they will let it fly. I put it in
he bank just as fast as I get it more
4o than ever Lefure. I hardly keep
he necessary change I n Qed. O'l
atop the circulation oft -ioney we will
Lave hard times. *Vervbbdy with
As shoulder to the wheel, with little
>r much, and let us not -have any
I believe that In a time like this
f a man htlds his money where ' e
ieedy public caut use it it's a worse
iin than getting drunk or most any
There ought to be something do
)g. The farmers and cotton men
)ugbt to came together mutually and
,ompromise this big strike and block
>T their cotton in 1,000 to 5,000 bale
ott, Batiefied that is the way to settle
I difficulties. The manufacturers
vill want every bale of cotton and
are willing to pay a good price out a
soupromise; but a man- with vaults
full of money is not going to be
made do a thing, and tb re is no
ute for a stubborn standstill. Who
will it iost bffect? The, poor, the
needy, Hold-your. cotton likj mum
miev, and directly the world will be
in a stupor, and it may be five yeara
beforelow get over it, and. whex w
do we will wake up following false
gods and humbug politicians, and a
general ettempede. will accrue andno.
body, will-be -benefited. -.
Every body, having money pnt it ipi
circulalibzi, and let it go to payiuig
debts-, buying shoes and clothing the
LoIokout, prohibitionistl' Liven up
the times or: get off the bandwagon.
Most of us are too poor to -go and
hunt the most needy. and go down
in our pockets and administer to
their wants; but we can put that
little money where there will be a
hope that i6 might do some good.
It certainly will do no good to anyone
when it's in your pocket.
One great Philosopher said: "8uf~
fer littie, children to come unto Me
and forbiid thenm not, for of such in
the kingdom of heaven." Another
suid: "Could I ever stand for one
to impress a kiss on my shrinuuing
and palid lips in my last breath
whom .I had ever whipped."
I want a government that will give
the easiest times to the most people.
M. W. HESTER.
If' thou adcdest little to little and
doest so often soon it will become a
ONE FARM, 1 1-2 miles north of
Liberty. Glood house8 and out buildings.
One Milk cow, andl two heifers. One
mule. One two-horse watgon and one one
horse wagon, one huggy, plow tools,
corn and fodder, hogs and some hicune
The above will be sold to the highest
bidder on December 14th.
W. N. GANTT.
TOO Latest P1
This Plow has the latest imp
It is made by B. F. AVERY
manufacturers in the world-at ii
Everywhere the talk is abou
paration of the soil. This is the
EXPENSE TO YOURSELF an
PLOW AND ITS WORK ITS (
'With Us I
- NOT TOO C)
1 2 Beautif'ul one-acre lots, once part<
with Easley Road. MORE Ci
CANNOT BE FOUND ANYT
26 Acres, PARTLY WOODED, 5
We will cut this to suit buyer.
5 Acres about 3-8 of a mile from Coi
3Wlutloj 110 toij
rovements and is fully guarantee
& SONS., one of the oldest and
t 82 years.
t good plowing, thorough breakii
plow you need for such work.
d if YOU ARE NOT PLEAS
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LOSE IN, NOT T'OO FAR OUT
>f the Robinson estate, on road c<
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VHERE. THESE ARE GILT
MINUTES WALK OF THI
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ED WITH THE
>nnelcting Cotton Mill
i BUILDING LOTS
I COURT HOUSE.
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