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WALHALLA, 8. C.:
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY K, 1013.
PARCELS POST HELPS FARMER.
Secretary Wilson Looking for Means
for Lowering Cost of Living.
Washington, .Ian. 2.-Although
tho mails now aro open, through the
inauguration of the parcels post, to
farm products and means. Secretary
of Agriculture Wilson is not con
vinced that tho service will affect
materially the high cost of living.
The result of direct delivery from
the producer to tho consumer will
benefit tho former alone, is his belief.
He reiterated his conviction to-day,
having made it in a special report to
Congress before tho last adjourn
"A cheapening of farmers' costs
of marketing," ho said, "naturally
will result In gain to the producer.
If the consumer is to benefit by
changes in tho cost of distribution
it seems probable that he must do
?o by cheooening or eliminating
costs at his end of the chain of dis
The secretary advocates co-opera
tive buying as one moans of reduc
ing costs, and also recommends re
forms In tho methods of local distri
bution. He expresses the belief that
a division of markets in the depart
ment of agriculture to watch pro
duction and urge direct trade be
tween producer and consumer would
aid greatly In cutting down house
Description ol Parcels Post Stumps.
Postmasters everywhere desire the
public to understand that only par
cels post stamps will carry parcels
post packages, and that when ordi
nary stamps are placed on the pack
ages they are only so many perfectly
good stamps lost to the sender.
That the public might know the
parces! post stamps when seen, the
following description of the stamps
The 1-cent stamp represents a
post office clerk; tho 2-cent stamp,
a city carrier; the .1-cent denomina
tion, a railway pojtal clerk; tho 4
cent stamp, a mail train; tho 10
cent stamp, ono of tho foreign coun
tries; tho 50-cent ?tamp, variety,
dairying; the 75-cent stamp har
vesting, and the $1 stamp, fruit
In a curved panel across the top
the 15-cent stamp, an automobile in
the postal service; the 20-cent stamp,
an aeroplane carrying mail; a 25
cent stamp, tho manufacturing in- ,
dust ry. The stamps are inscribed
with tho words "U. s. Parcels Post." |
The denomination ot" each stamp ls
printed In each lower corner, with
the words "Cents" or "Dollar" be
Senator E. I). Smith's Son Dead.
Florence. Jan. 1.- Martins Smith,
son of United States Senator E. D.
Smith, or Lynchburg, S. C., who acci- '
dentally shot himself Christmas day *
while out hunting with his father on 1
his tarni near there, died at a late '
hour last night from an attack of !
pneumonia thal set in, following an .
operation on Thursday. Young
Smith was a little over 20 years old
and was the Idol of his father, the
only son. The body will he buried at
St. George, s. C., beside the young
man's mother. Senator Smith's first
wife, who died almost twenty years '
Young Smith was shot hy hil own 1
gun. which, In the course of the lay's ;
hunt, he had leaned against a 'ree. |
lie was rushed to a hospital al Flor
ence, where a successful operation
was performed, bul he waa seized
with pneumonia Friday and suc
cumbed late last night.
Tho Crooked Way,
District Attorney Whitman, of New
York, according to the Washington
Star, was talking about the sad case
of a Western banker who had stolen
a great sum from tho depositors.
"The man," said Mr. Whitman,
"lived beyond his means motorcars,
a house with eleven baths, son at
college, daughter coming out. wife
hungry for diamonds. The inevita
ble result followed."
Mr. Whitman smiled and ended:
"The unfortunate fellow got strait- j
?ned, so ho becamo crooked."
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T Propared Weekly for
T THE KEOWEE COURIER
.J, By J. Linn Ladd.
Mora Wlsdi. on Fertilizers.
The hist Digest summarized ferti
lizer bulletins issued by the experi
ment stations of Michigan, Califor
nia and Vermont. Now comes to
hand Circular No. l(i.r> Issued by the
Illinois Station, in which Dr. C. G.
Hopkins answers questions put to
him by a farmer who says that the
necessity of conservation of soil fer
tility is rapidly increasing the uso of
commercial fertilizers, and ho de
sires to know if a completo fertilizer
should he used in tho corn belt
States, and especially what can be
recommended to a tenant who rents
by tin* year and wants to uso a quick
ly acting fertilizer that will yield
him the largest results in the first
crop and leave little of its value in
the soil for the benefit of the next
tenant tho following year.
In answering these questions Dr.
Hopkins is quite severe on the ferti
lizer trust, or combine of fertilizer
manufacturers, whom ho accuses of
hoodwinking the farmers of tno corn
belt by launching "The Middle West
Soil Improvement Committee,"
whoso name is calculated to lead tho
farmers to believe that It Is a farm
ers' movement; whereas, it origi
nated with the manufacturers, ls sup
ported by them and operates In their
Interest alone. This so-called com
mittee publishes a magazine called
"Plant Pood," In which all farmers,
regardless of whether their soil Is
clay, loam, or sand, new or old, aro
advised to use a completo fertilizer.
The ordinary complete fertilizer ls
made by mixing ono ton each of
ground phosphate rock and sulphuric
acid with a little potash salts and ni
trogen and nearly two tons of somo
cheap filler, making four tons of
"completo" fertilizer. Now, as a
rule, tho lands of the corn belt con
tain au abundance of potash and can
bo given unlimited quantities of ni
trogen by growing legumes upon
them in rotation; so that phosphoric
acid ls the only element that needs
to be applied. The trust sells Its
"complete" fertiliser at $28.50 a
ton, or $114 for the four tons made
as above outlined. Yet theso four
?ons contain only tho phosphoric
acid in tho ono ton of ground phos
phate rock* which any farmer can
buy for $7 delivered at his railroad
station, and the other $107 paid the
trust in order to get this much phos
phate in tho four tons of "complete"
fertilizer is llttlo better than money
However, Dr. Hopkins says ground
phosphate rock, not treated with sul
phuric acid, ls not so readily solu
ble as to give up al' Its virtue to the
first crop; therefore a tenant who
does not expect to farm tho same
land next year had better purchase a
finely ground add phosphate or fine
bone meal, which are more expen
sive, but quicker in action.
Dr. Hopkins quotes results of
many co-operative tests made in va
rious counties In Indiana as well as
Illinois, all going to show that In I
every case the cheaper phosphate
gave better results than the "com
[>li tu" fertilizers.
Dr. Hopkins analyzes several bul
letins issued by the fertilizer trust's
fake "Middle West Soil Improvement
Committee" so as to expose the
(.droit deceptions concealed in then
Tho Ohio station reports that
where the "completo" fertilizer in
creased the yield of corn 5 Vfc bush
els per acre and the yield of hay 535
pounds per acre, the same quantity
->f steamed bone meal, costing the
janie price per ton as the "complete"
'ertilizer. Increased the corn yield
I 1 bushels i>er acre and the yield of
lay 1,300 pounds per acre. If a
enant who pays his landlord half
ho crop had used the "complete"
'ertilizer ho wouni have gotten In
ns half of the Increased yield of
.lop just about what the fertilizer |
.ost him; bul if he had used the
?one meal his half of the Increase
An Aching Bac
Only suffering womanhood knows what it
influence of these symptoms. Thero ls 1
only a weak, nervous, discouraged worr
prospect. No wonder these poor women I
at hand, however, for those who will u:
ls o Woman
It ls as pleasant to take as the juice of i
It pula an end to suffering, builds up
appetite ?nd acts beneficially on woi
regularity, cheerfulness, a strong vigoroi
Sold by Druggist! and De aie >
C. P. SIMMONS MEDICINE i
SOLD AT BELL'S DRUG 8'
would have paid him $5.60 an acre
more than the fertilizer cost.
Farm Tenta In Mississippi.
Mississippi has four experiment
stations, each in a portion of the
State having a type of soil different
from any of the others. Bulletin No.
157 gives results of last year's farm
crop experiments at tho Delta sta
tion in the rich bottom lands lying
between the Yazoo and Mississippi
Tho season was an unfavorable
one, characterized by excessive spring
rains that delayed planting, and this
wet spell was immediately followed
by a drouth lastlug eight weeks.
Then another wet spell in August
favored the cotton leaf worm so that
this Insect and the boll weevil both
became very destructive. Still, the
48 acres In cotton yielded 48 V? bales
of 500 pounds. The variety tests
showed Express well in tho lead, a
variety so new that no seed is yet
on tho market, but tho station will
grow and distribute the seed as rap
idly as possible. Mebano Triumph
The essentials of cotton culture
under boll weevil conditions are
very deep winter breaking, early
planting and frequent cultivation,
continued late In the season.
In tho spacing tests 3 Vfc foot rows
gave best results; 3-foot rows stand
ing second, 4-foot rows third, 5-foot
rows fourth and 6-foot rows last.
The plants stood 16 to 18 inches
apart In all rows. Rich lands usu
ally make the best showing on 4 to
5-foot rows, and the long drouth
probably so stunted tho growth In
this case as to favor the narrow rows.
Sixty-seven acres were planted in
corn in 4-foot rows, and at the last
cultivation cow peas were sown
broadcast at the rate of two bushels
per acre. The pea vines covered tho
ground so densely that much of the
corn could not be found; still an av
erage of 46 bushels per acre
were gathered, and the hogs that
grazed off the peas got the hidden
corn left by the harvesters. All of
this land was In cotton the year be
fore except 15 acres, which had
been in corn and peas for two years
before, and the average yield of corn
on these 15 .acres was 71 bushels
per acre. On threo acres that were
fertilized with leached barn-yard
manure, 1,800 pounds of cotton seed
meal and 600 pounds of nitrate of
soda the yield was 102% bushels
per acre; showing that even rich
laud may be benefited by fertiliza
tion. But the cow peas were the
most profitable means of fertllltlng;
for besides the Increased yield of
corn they produced, tho pea crop
alone was worth $35 an acre.
Eleven acres were sown to oats
the previous fall which yielded 90
bushels per acre In May, and the
stubble was then turned and planted
to soy beans on Juno 29th. The
beans were gathered from one acre,
many of them shattering off, but
22% bushels were saved, worth
$1.50 to $2 a bushel, and hogs glean
ed those left on the ground. The
other 10 acres were mown and yield
ed a fraction oyer 2 V2 tons of hay
per acre, fully equal to alfalfa hay.
The roots and stubble also greatly
enriched the land. All in all, this
combination of two crops, oats and
soy beans, grown and harvested on
the same land between October of
one year and October of the next,
proved to be the most profitable one
yet tried. Soy bean meal is the only
known feed that is richer in protein
than cotton seed meal, and lt gets its
protein from the air, while the cot
ton seed takes its protein from the
soil, impoverishing the same to that
Twelve acres wero sown to wheat
and winter vetch in tho fall, 3 pecks
wheat and ono of vetch to the acre,
and this crop was cut for hay when
the wheat was in the dough, and soy
heans were sown upon the freshly
broken stubble. Tho wheat. and
vetch yielded 2 V2 tons good hay per
acre; but the soy beans were not
gotten in the ground till July 20th
and they blighted badly, yielding
only 1 % tons bay per acre.
Variety tests of wheat prove the
Delta to be a pretty good wheat
country, the yields ranging from 16
to 35 bushels per acre, Blue Stem
and Klondyko leading.
9 Down Pains
means to struggle against the paralyzing
lotisehoid work that must be dona and
ian to do lt. It ls almost a hopeless
find life a dreary burden. Thora ls holp
a sweet orange yet lt performs wonders,
the nervous system, strengthens the
men's delicate organism, promoting
is body and clear, healthy complexion.
.?. Prie? S 1.00 Per Bottle.
:0" ST. LOUIS? MISSOURI
PORE i WALHALLA, 8. O.
Fire years experience with alfalfa
has proven lt to be a very profitable
crop. The fifth year yielded four
tons per acre at five cuttings.
Peanuts planted In June yielded
75 bushels per acre, and tho etatlon
advises larger plantings of this
splendid crop by farmers.
The Delta station ls successfully
and profitably raising Hereford cat
tle, big mules and several varieties
of registered swine.
This bulletin gives advice on drain
age and on the culture of drained
and undrained soils.
South Carolina Anti-Cigarette Law.
Section 3 20. it shall not bo lawful
for any person, or persons, either
by himself, or themselves, to sell,
furnish, give, or provide any minor,
or minors, under ' 'o age of eighteen
years with cigarettes, tobacco, or
cigarette paper, or any substitute
Any person or persons violating
the provisions of the preceding sec
tion, either in person, by agent, or
in any other way, shall bo held or
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor,
and upon indictment and conviction
therefor shall bo punished by a fine
not exceeding one hundred dollars,
nor less thaa twenty-five dollars, or
by Imprisonment for a term of not
more than one year nor less than
two months, or both, in the discre
tion of the court; one-half of the
fine Imposed to be paid to the In
former of the offense, and tho other
half to be paid to tho treasurer of
tho county In which such conviction
shall bo had.
GREAT MASS OF PROOF.
Reprts of 30,000 Cases of Kidney
Trouble, Some of Them
Each of some 6,000 newspapers of
tho United States is publishing from
week to week, names of people In
its particular neighborhood who
have used and recommended Doan's
Kidney Pills for kidney backache,
weak kidneys, bladder troubles and
urinary disorders. This mass of
proof includes over 30,000 testimo
nials. Walhalla is no exception.
Here is one of the Walhalla cases:
Mrs. Rose Hutchins, Knitting Mill
Hill, Walhalla, S. C., says: "My kld
noys were in bad shape, and I suf
fered intensely from pains in my
sides. 1 had backaches, my heart
palpitated and mornings on arising
I felt all worn-out. Finally I began
using Doan's Kidney Pills, obtained
at Dr. Bell's drug store, and they
benefited me in every way. I do not
think there is another kidney medi
cine that does better work than this
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Fostor-MUburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for tho United
Remember the name-Doan's
and tako no other. adv.
Tho Parcels Post.
(By Morton Birge.)
Among the New Year things to swear
Is that you'll use a little care,
And not start out and try to scare
The Parcels Post.
Don't think this new device will do
Such hefty work as moving you.
Remember, there's a limit to
The Parcels Post.
Don't try to buy electric light,
Or half-a-ton of anthracite,
Or set a blast of dynamite
By Parcels Post.
Don't try to mail a cart and horse,
Or call a copper from the force,
Or think of getting a divorce,
By Parcels Post.
Don't think that you can set a glass,
Or sail a boat, or mow the grass,
Or get a man to fix the gas
By Parcels Post.
Don't tako it for an army '?orps,
Express train and department store.
It's only this and nothing more
The Parcels Post.
Earthquake Felt Throughout State.
Union, Jan. 2.-Hugo cracks were
made In the walls of the historic old
jail In this city yesterday, and chim
neys In all parts of the county were
destroyed by a severe earthquake
shock hero yesterday afternoon at
1.30 o'clock. Tho tremor lasted
about 20 seconds and was severe.
Consternation reigned In many
homes and everybody rushed to the
streets, trembling and fearing the
end. So far as could bo learned no
ono was Injured.
I The Jail in this city was erected in
? 1823. It seems that tho cracks were
made In solid stone and other work
which supported tho window sills.
From every section of tho county
come reports of damage to chim
neys and houses. The plastering in
many places was knocked down.
The Bhock was also felt In Colum
bia, Greenville, Spartanburg and
many other towns of the Piedmont
section of tho State.
Charleston did not feel the shock.
HOW TO PRESERVE YO
One great secret of youth ?nd beaut
Che proper understanding* of her woman!
young or old, should know herself and I
arrive at this knowledge is to get a good
People's Common Sense Medical Advis<
readily be procured by sending thirty-om
Dr. Pieree, at Buffalo, N. Y.
The womanly system is a delicate mac
tr?cate mechanism of a beautiful watch w!
with good care and the proper oiling at
PH ?-.ni may not bo
get old or run don
the improper ham
depression, a cor
flushes and many i
system can he avo
do, in those tryin
MRS. G. TI. WILMA
Hinco my health ?av
(I employed three) i
lr 'I U, hiru someone
Dr. Pierce's Favorite
taken but ono bottlo i
five bottles of ' l'av<
Discovery,' nn?l now 1
fourteen "ounils. I o
MRS. WILLIAMS, to try your * 1'avorita
DYNAMITERS AT LEAVENWORTH !
Most of Them to Work ut Old Trade.
Ryun Given Clerical Position.
Leavenworth, Kans., Jan. 1.
Frank M. Ryan, president of the
Structural Iron Workers' National
Union, Herbert S. Ilockin, formerly
secretary of the union, and 31 other
labor leaders, convicted of conspir
acy to dynamite buildings, to-day be
gan the new year by entering the
Federal prison to serve terms of
from one to seven years.
The prisoners wore paired with
their companions for cell mates with
tho exception of Ilockin, who, it ls
charged, betrayed his fellow work
ers. When tho prisoners were lined
up, Ilockin always was alone. Ryan
was paired with Michael J. Young, of
Boston, and Philip A. Cooloy, of
New Orleans, will have J. E. Munsey,
of Salt Lake City, as his cellmate.
Most of the men being iron work
ers, it is expected they are to be
given out-door work in new build
ings In construction about the prison.
Frank Ryan, owing to his age and
infirmities, will bo given clerical
work at the prison.
The prisoners were taken by rall
directly into the prison grounds.
Within an hour after arrival each
prisoner had been subjected to a hair
cut and was garbed in the prison
uniform. With their entrance to
the prison they will not be called by
their names any longer, but will be
called only by numbers.
Gen. Robert Murray Dead.
Baltimore, Jan. 1.-Gen. Robert
Murray, 91 years old, surgeon gene
ral of the United States army from
1881 to 1886, when he retired, died
of pneumonia here to-night. He en
tered the army as a surgeon In 1845.
Deep, rich soil, producing in abund
ance every year the crops that top
the market and never glut it. Puto
artesian water and salt air make the
lowest death rate on record. Winters
delightful and summers cooler than
In Illinois. Lands yield 25 per cent
yearly profit on present prices and
double in value every three to five
years. Rainfall 42 inches, well dis
tributed; but irrigating water abund
ant if desired. Unirrlgated corn
yields 40 to 60 bushels per acre;
Irrigated 7 5 to 100. Ideal cattle,
hog, mule and dalry and poultry
country. Great for fruit, melons and
winter truck. Fish and game plen
tiful, big and little. Write for book
let giving experiences of big farmers,
little farmers, old settlers, new set
tlers; in good years and bad years;
from one year to twenty-five years, as
told by the farmers themselves.-.
MAGILL LAND CO., Bay City,
Sloan's Liniment gives ins
sciatica. It goes straight to t
nerves and stops the pain. D
MRS. RUDOLPH NISCKK, Oconto,1
Liniment for toothache and neuralgia
help me and I would not be without tl
is also good for rheumatism, sore
MRS. C, M,
writes ;-" I wisl
UTH AND BEAUTY.
y for t <e young woman or the mother ia
y system and well-being. Every woman,
1er physical make up. A good way to
doctor book, such for instance, at "The
er," by R. V. Pierce, M. D., which can
s cents for cloth-bound copy, addressing
hine which can only be compared to the In?
tiich will keep in good running order only
the right time, so that the delicate mech
worn out. Very many times young women
vn before their time through ignorance and
ilim1, of this human mechanism. Mental
tfuscd bend, backache, heudache, or hot
symptoms of derangement of thc womanly
?(led by a proper understanding of what to
g times rfmt come to all women.
MS, of Lynnhavcn. Va., wrote: "It IB six year?
0 way. I had romalo troublo and all tho doctors
taid I would die. I was not ablo to do my work,
all thu timo. Finally, I read in tho paper? about
1 Proscription, and decided to try it. I had not
until I found it had done mc Rood. I took, in all,
irito Proscription' and two of 'Golden Medical
I am able to do all my housework, and havo trained
id vi su all women who sutler from femalo trouble
Prescription.' lt's tho only medicino on earth."
MKS. MALINDA KENNEMUR.
Aged Lady Passed Away at Her Homo
in Picketts County on Dec. 17.
(Dickens Sentinel, Jan. 2.)
After a lengthy illness the death
of Mrs. Malinda Kennemur came not
unexpectedly. She died December 17,
and was 93 years old. This noble
woman lived to be perhaps the old
est lady in the county. She was so
cheerful up until her illness a few
weeks, she was an unusual excep
tion among aged persons. She had
kept a bright memory and could talk
of her early lifo as any one would of
former years. She was conscious
until the end came. Not long before
her sickness she said: "I am ready
to die; i've made every sacrifice I
know to make. My Master's will is
my will, and I'm praying daily his
will to do."
Her remains were laid to rest to
await tho resurrection the day fol
lowing at Old Plckens cemetery by
the side of her husband, Rev. Harvie
Kennemur, who long preceded her to
There were seven sons and daugh
ters. All are living except Mrs. J.
M. Burroughs, who died several
years ago. The surviving children
are: Mrs. B. F. Smith, of Reedy,
Cal.; Mrs. R. E. Parrott, N. R. Ken
nemur, Mrs. E. M. Jones, of Plckens
county; Mrs. C. A. Morgan, of Oco
nee, and J. S. Kennemur, of Hans
ford, Texas. Only a few of the above
named were present at tho burial.
Being impossible to reach here, Mrs.
B. F. Smith was sent a telegram.
Some of the other members of the
family were indisposed at the time
of the death of their mother.
The funeral services were conduct
ed by Rev. H. A. O'Kelley, of Oconee.
When the bowels feel uncomforta
ble and you miss tho exhilarating
feeling that always follows a copious
morning operation a dose of Dr. M.
A. Simmons' Liver Medicine will set
matters right. You get the results
promptly arid feel fine, vigorous and
cheerful. Price 25c. per package.
Sold at Bell's drug store. adv.
888 Marriage Licenses in Greenville.
With the passing of 1912 man has
regained his rights-that of propos
ing. The girls had every opportu
nity to propose last year, and those
who failed to take advantage of It
have themselves to blame and not
However, from records compiled
at the Judge of Probate's office the
Greenville ?asses were evidently "on
the job," for during the 366 days of
last year there were 888 marriage
licenses issued in Greenville county.
tant relief from neuralgia or
he painful part - soothes the
on't rub-it penetrates.
Wis., writes:-" I have used Sloan's
in the head where nothing else would
ie Liniment in the house."
! throat, chest pains and sprains.
Pains All Cone
pOWKER, of Johannesburg, Mich.,
i to say your Liniment is the best
ie in the world. It has cured me of
ia; thoso pains have all gone and 1
ly say your Liniment did cure me."
Pain Ali Cone
J. R. SVVINOF.R, of 547 So. 12th St.,
He, Ky., writes:-"I suffered with
, severe neuralgic headache for four
t without any relief. I used your
nt for two or three nights and I
; suffered with my head since. I have
many quick reliefs from pain by the
Sloan's Liniment and believe it to be
it Liniment on the market to-day. I
ommend it for what it did for rr.c"
e 25c, 50o., and $1.00 at AU Dbalers.
>r Sloan's Free Book on Horses. Address
L EARL S. SLOAN,