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THE WAY TO?j
yX?t in Cotton Alone
'X j.. r
. Newe ai
To ibo Editor of the New? and Con
rier: Wheo *bo movement looking ?
tbe repuotion of tho acreage 5n cotton
and thc boped*?or enhancement ; it
?be price, wee first inaugurated, tn?
writer! expressed, through your col
umns,> tho opinion that this waa no!
the proper and permanent solution - ol
the problem; being in reality only t
makeshift, which would be only tem
poraiy in ifs sature and would be ci
no permanent benefit.
Further reflection on the .quentioi
and its, discussion with a largs pum
ber of our most intelligent and suc
cessful farmers has more. fully con
firmed the writer in thc opinion, as
previously expresse dj, that hie con
tention IB right, and that the leaden
of this movement, honest and!sincere
as they upquestionably are, are mak
ing 'their fight in the wrong way,
with practically no effort to get at the
root or real cause pf the over-produc
tion of the 'South's groat staple. If
the same effort had been ?made to in
duce the farmers to raise their oarn
provisions that has bean made to
bring abbat a re?u&ipa cf the aoro
age, and \ to hold their cotton for ll
cents per pound, there would be no
cotton problem, -for were thc cotton,
States to raise their own provisi^'
there could not be any over-prod?<>
tion, and j ..consequent reduction in
prioe. Sven under tbe ^oj^^ favoir
able conditions we /could not produce
over 10,000,000 bales, and for thia
there would be snob an active demand
that it would not be in the power of
?ny set of men ; to keep down the
price. Cotton is the Very best money
crop that is produced in-the world,
and at present tho South Ibas practi
cally, f a monopoly of producing it,
but we ought not to. abuse a good
thing, and! it is well, too, to bear in
mind tho possibility of it's future pro
duction in some other part of/ the
world, -or tho discovery of some plant
that will make a good substitute for
it, Itr Will not ?O. to < make light .of
this ox regard it as an. impossibility
for more surprising discoveries than
this have been made; and it IB well to
hear in mind, in thio connection, that
the vast field of botanical research is
very fair from being exhausted, aud
that there are, scattered over tba;
different - paris of tho -earth,hundreds
of plants concerning j&o .veine of
which we know absolutely nothing.
During the. war for'. Southern ind?
?endeneo 'the people o? 4he Sot??h had
so much faith in? their cotton ?o ?a
absolute necessity to Other nations
that they- indulged the vain hops that
England, BB their largest^ customer,
would be compelled to raise the block
ade of their seaports in order to.
Hjure <a needed ^?pp?y cf thy ?isplo
for tjaeir gwt^eotton>.mills. :It i s
needless to say that this hope was
a ey er realizedand while tbe jscfcrof
it was- a great inconvenience/andVe
great financial joss, En?? ind managed
to get g along withoutA it for four
The seeming benefit that has come
from the work ot the Cotton Associa
tion has been due more to. tho shor?
crop of; tap ^isvm? year .than, to all
other: causes combined, It is unde
niably true '.that the South Ass made;
great j?krogreas from ia materiai atand
condition A than. W bas beeb atany .'
time since the w^r,; hui [tlua "proa
peri ty ^ w?u?d;: ' kare..; been "-.far.. : greeter;
had the: fumers ^?njp
the : pian of rsialng tseir own itoek
i, Hut in Making Home
their own hankers.
Another advantage of tb ie would
be that the money for the cotton
? crop would remain at home and be
used in the establishment of manu
facturing enterprise and the develop
ment of some of our untouched re
. During the panio times that pre
vailed daring the nineties, when busi
ness depression hone like a pall over
the whole country, reaching the cul
mination in '93, wheo ; cotton . was
worth only about 4 Cents per pound, a
very large majority of the Southern
farmers found themselves in a deplor
able situation. They had made
heavy debts for fertilizers and pro
visions, expecting to pay for them
with'; cotton at about 8 cents per
pound. At least 75 per cent of'?heir
accounts were for these two items,
fertilisers and provisions, the balanoe
! being for. general merchandise and
su?h things as ?sugar apd coffee. If
Ithey, the farmers, had Stad ah abun
dance of provisions their accounts
would have been much smaller in
smeusi; and they- could baye easily
tided over the. panie times. Iastead
of this belog the case, they, by their
short- Bighted policy, at least a good!
many of them, brought financial ruin
not only opon themselves, hut also
upon many of the merchants, who,
otherwise could have pulled through.!
.Ano thc r ? o cn oin! panic might bring
about a similar coalition of affairs.;
Then,, too, at that time the price of alt
kindB of provisions, was vary high,'
that is, tremendously out of proper-;
ti on to the price of cotton* This, if
nothing else, ought to have? taught
and made him guard against another
contingency of this kind, for/ the mere
fact that snoh : a condition-has pre
vailed shows how. easily it may pre
vail, again. ?
It ia very poseible that very few of
tho Southern farmers have yever con
sidered the fact that the war in So? th
: Africa cost them a good many million
dollars, but such is the fact, and tho
loss could easily have been avoided;
The British Government seeded a
great many mules for army purposes
?nd they t7ero . "all pvoeured ia thia
connery. Tho demand waa BO urgent
and so great thai ihe price pf these
[ annals weat np tn a ?r?ry high ?sore,
a^'?fck additional price the South
Vf?W??jr, tot a? the mules it1
te threatenedboycots of Our cotton
i n Chi na may not amount to
Miicg, but there is afc least the
ibility of J ts assuming very a?a-rm
. J^g^tions,- and it is the part of
i wisdomto guard, as much as may bo
I in. our power, against, A ?ute sf a?*!?
Ithst mighfc^very materially reduce the
I price of pur great staple. A" general
European war, or even ? wa* between
?wo of the great Povfors, would send
the price of provisions up hy. leaps
and bounds, and, on account of dis*
.tu'rjt?d;,f.^a^e> Conditions, aand the
prioa of cotton devin to a very low fig
ure. %? '^'.^S^S^
As things exist at' present io the
South a jjreat. .war irt Europe, a??ht^
coat UB eoveral hundred million dol
lars^ and; there is hujt one, \ and only
'iif '0? . snob & s?upe?^?>?? lois, and
that ?fay is for the Soathoro farmer*
]. wtts^ -an abundance of stock 'ind
provisibt?Br' and when tnoy do this a
wie Boiop?; will not ;?ost them ? a
i?I,sipt . then .cOBcern.,them at?d' they
ca?'itt?in?ld.t?ieir .cotton- until penee
IP^&?ared. ''''tfae'??doptioa' of thia
i%^?i make ; the poiitiou pi fche
Soatheru farmer preotioa??y impregna
hlo and, in addition to this, bring
to?" hilft a!.-i?eaBtf^
will far exceed his most esaguioe
dreams. . . ?ww^fi^
; This article is already too1 !?ng?
but the writ?? bogs tho indulgence' of
thoth the editor and his many readers
P^jsayin?.":ittst a f?^.w?rde^BHH
[fcc ft ^?^^l?^^-V^^^ the'.mjM
?:ion p?an'Vft?;4 thati?.?heseod, '
Ip^^^^e^^^from; 'the seed jp!
.??t di^va'ti?^^/s^;^;'^#tf valu?
nilling1 to aeeep^thfo statement *#h*r
of the hsils ; evety of the
fair?s, tp hp ?ssd : *?$B**.*S a fertiger
pr^l^for.etec??^, .' . >-/''-.
to import^ our cotton ??d; meal sp?
teak* 'mcae^ ht using U for ?icok
ft proper rotation ol "jorpa, (he faraser
caa perraanently improve hie laud and
not be, as he sow ie, d?pendent on
commercial fertilisers, which et best
are bely stimulants. The writer be*
Heve? firmly io the cms agricultural
possibility of the ?msib, and holde
feat io the belief thai the time is not
far distant whoa great droves of nat
tle, iheep ead ho?* will be asea ea
every head, grasing on the luxuriant
grasses that eas be to easily grown
on oar landa, and an imparted horse
or mule be a rare eight.
W. D. Wo?>ds.,
Darlington, Cet. 4,1805.
Ina Runaway Balloon.
. \ .
Floyd Waiiaoe, the Onenta boy
who wai oarriod aw?;? ia a oaptive
balboa v/lAoh bioko from its moor
ings at the On cont?. Fair yesterday,
oau now tell the story of hts trip.
Young Wallaoe, who lind long
wanted to go np ia a oaptive balloon,
waa allowed to acoompsay one.of the
proprietors, who had made a para
chute descent. The balloon had
bena pulled back within a few hun
dred feet of the ground when the
rope saapped, aad the balloon shot
upward like an arrow. "I g^atly
enjoyed the trip up with the para?
ohute attaohed," said the boy, "and
I watohed Burke out the paraohute
loose aad I saw him laud aad fold it
np. As ? was coming down "I won
dered what would happen if sorae
thicg wore to give away. In about
three minutes I heard ibo rope break
and the people yell, and then realised
that the earth was rapidly mov? og
from me, ..
'"There ie something very pleasing
about riding in the air. ? Yen do not
feel aa. if youmera moving, but as if
tho eartl? was setting beneath you.
The oheers : of the people were ia*
last thing I heard until I lauded on
the ground again. ;When I realised
what had happened I was soared for
more than ten minut?e. I want, as
near aa I could judge, direotly up,
and o nc o j ebon after I reached the
highest point, was in the clouds, and
could not seo the earth. Everything
was white ' about mo. After I passed
out of the clouds I could see the earth
always. It eaemad to me that I pass
ed over... Cooperad wo Junorton and
til on turned io the Bouth. X could
not distinguish much OD the earth.
"After X got over being so seared I
pulled the valve cc id, but I did not
seem to open the ive, and there
seemed tobe ho gas sweeping. I then
climbed up the ropes a few feet from
the basket a/*d out a hole nearly
large enough fera man to go through
iaj^e bolton of the baftoou. Thia
didn't eoem to let out much' gas. I
bold tho nord until I oeoacio. oo cold
aa4 namb that I could hold it no
longer; and tlten I putted it down just
as far as I was able and tied the end
to tho sim o? tho basket. I turned np
23y coat and put my hands in* my
pockets and kept as warm as I
"After that I watohed the land be
low. I couldn't distinguish the hill a.
It ali locked alike to me. I was np
60 high' that l eonid sea the curve io
' the earth's surf soe. It looked oyal.
The gas went out very slowly, and ?ty
greatest desire at this time wae that
? might land before dark. I enjoyed
Tao ride except for tue ettreme cold
at , this time, and the. sight of the
earth was .beautiful. I looked fer the
Catskills, but nothiss Hke a - hill
I see;. .ItwaBn't-' until ?fte* I
?ti dowh where I could begin itt dis
^inguish the billa that I knew l iras
seuling to earth. I had nb diasy feel
ing and co sickness at the' stomach
nutill landed >nd cut more holes - in
tho balloon. The gas then was aw?:
ful, and ojy clothes umo?l of it now;
I landed at 4:?5 o'elook and waa drag
ged feat or five rods aa my feet became
mlxsd np in ?he ropes. X was braised
afcttle> i- lill .
"After I bad freed rudolf tho bal
loon eta; Sod to risc again, and I but
several more gashes and rolled it np.
A boy wea the first one /id reach
straightened out fully Sweaty person*
were around me. I wajk&r to 8um
mity and at a bont? there drank a Sup
Wtnottch feb?y urged me to eat. The
maa tfcere hitched np and carried tnf
to BiehmondviI|er ?ad wjb^nI reaOa^ 1
there I found a pass had been seat mo
to somoj to Onoocta. ;>3f I had a de
neat balloon I wouW like to take
?j?W#**a* ?as' on?.^8??PgareK
' ? iri' avaHyiM'SiLw ? w? -
-^A?r i?t?restiBg bharaclsr ia
old Mes?oao Indian Won>attt kin. Fi
tt?tta Sanaa, . who*si Just sold a mi
era? syndicate for $0C,(N?.; Fbi yoars
' s has dr^aaed in t?e?'j? ?lothea and
-anally worked hw ti?i^mfm
? te?os to. jr?st aojfr;?M$ ionresetsot
her ?oag yeera ^privation and nard
f?hi^v.v'^v ?;.v;\;' V.' ' y -?
l?p Te-Date Geartsklp.
"Are yea eure yen love me?" Hi
"?b huh," Almira Ann replied.
"I love yen a beep better than you
"Uh bah. You don't neither."
"How do you know I don't?"
"Can't nobody love nothing more
that I lore yon. I love you better
than I love store candy or fiddle musio
or-or-hot oakes and honey."
"Oh, Hiram, you're telling a story."
"No, I ain't neither."
"You know you don't love mt bet
ter than all them."
"I do, too."
"You're jest talking now, Hiram."
"No I ain't. Yam, yum, Almira,
you don't know how muoh I do love
you. I guess I love you botter than
baked 'possum meat."
"Now you're making fun of mo,
"No 1 ain't."
"Yon know you don't love me that
l*Ye8 I do. I love you so good I
just want to eat you." .
"Ho he! What you want to cat me
"Cruse I like Bweet things."
' "I ain't no sweet thing." .
"Uh! You aro, too. You're sweet
er than sorghum molasses."
"You don't know."
"Yes sever tasted nv* seine." ' .'
"I ean tell from your looks."
"You can? How do I look?" s
/"You look-you look-you look
just ljke you; been put down,in eu?*r
and left there till. you'd soaked plum
"Oh, Hiram! Ain't you 'shamed
to talk that way?" % ^: .
"Course I ain't. I ain't, said noth
" You know I ain't sweet."
VYou are, too."
"You're just talking." *
"Uh hub. I mean all i say.":
' "You can't toll whether any thing's
sweet or not without tasting it, and
you ain't never tasted me none."
"I'd like to, though. Moughtl?"
I "I ain't said you mought."
"You wWt caro if 1 do, will you?"
"Then again you mo ugh tn't."
"I don't k??ir. Yeo ever kiss any
"Uh hub, Did you?"
"No. Beckon it's muoh gooqT'
"Uh huh. Beat thing a-goiag." >
"How yon know if you never kisled J
j "Just naturally know. Yum yam! \
Ain't nothing good like * kissing|a
pretty girl." M^M . ' K?
"Why do<t you kiss somebody,
"Ain't nobody stid I movghs."
"Yon ever ask anybody?"
"No, ?ot yet"
"Why dan's yon?>v
"What you tirald about?"
"Somebody mought get mad."
"Cause you asked to kiss her?"
"Ho! Nobody ain't going to $?fc
mad about that." .
? How ?cu know?"
"Would you get mad?"
"Sure pop?" ; ;
"Course I wouldn't."
<*IM1 ask you then.- Mought l kiss
you?" ' - .
"Uh uh." \ .
"I thought you said you wouldn't
get mad if tasked y???"
"I ain't ma?V ' .7.;/.;.
,\ "Why won't yon let me kiss yon,
"I ain't hindering yon, am X?"
"You said I mnea't, didn't you?"
^^fa^fcab.- tpu't* bigger and ?
* ^pr i than . I am though, ain't1
"Yes, guess l am." -
"jReekoa If yon took a notion t6
kiss me in spite of myself I couldn't
K ^?ou mought scream.*' /; -; fk
?*Wouldo't be ito us?. Ain't ?ffc;
body to hear me." 03
"You mought kiekend scratch?"
, "Uh. uh. ; Wonght mass'n# Mr
*M^ea I jest believe I'll ?si yW
: "?iy?v Want co you'll haye to, I
reeton. I can't halpin" '
.J*sr?.f^;^o??s)' for a momea?,
thea* 1.6^7'?waok. " There Was'- sat
othor ahorfc panto, theo. Mai&'iip
0O?rt0n;:N^V/at^H ---Aftst. another
ei?enae Hiram said:
rWhoo-o*i Who'd sever thought
there -<jtM^ir?^^ good lit
touch it. Yam, yum! Ain't H awful
#od though, Almrr* Ans?"
> :/:^D?'?^ Almira
Ana replied dreamily, "Yum, yum!
if a body dido't ?ever haye to do au -
thing but kiss."
?.."Do^likelt?"' ?"? 7
"LUto it? ; $4?^ wish you'd jet iii
jfcj^H^i"mo plum to death and. nate*,
itolf&^rsa for nothing]
.... .. u-v, . .. , , ... -. /
And I want tobo ? thousand year*
There followed another and pro
longed siege of smacking.
Tbs Old Time GssittaBi&B.
A few afternoons ago we were in
the union depot at Columbia waiting
for the departure of the Oharleoton
train. Anxious, restless people were
moving in eveiy direotUn about the
depot. We eat there and studied the
faoeo of numbera of them as they
walked around. We could easily tell
the woman of culture aud refinement,
and feel euro of her sooial standing.
Be? face and form and manaor told
her position is lifo. And it was as
easy to select the gentleman. The
man who had had opportunities, and
who had seen something of the world.
But somehow, it seemed to us that in
all that crowd our eyes did not fall
upon ono whoso faoet dress and de
meanor made the impression on us
v>atho waa anything like the gentle
men of former days. His oouduot, in
the presence of ladies, laoked evidence
of that gallantry ao conspicuous in
the old time gentleman. He would
whip out his deadly cigarette, etrike a
match on the baok of hie leg, stick
the flame to the thing and puff away.
It all seemed to be n matter of course,
and the young women chatted away
with him z'i merrily ae you please.
Finally, our eyes rested upon a
courtly old gentleman standing in
front of the door. Ho aud a young
man had just met, and coon were en
gaged in earnest conversation. They
Appeared mutually def eren liol tho one
to the other, but somehow it seemed
to us that the eider outdid the young
er, and it was all so esBy and graos
ful, . At last a lady*> approached, hay*
iog recognized the elderly man. As
quick ae thought ono hand grasped
his hat, which he raised from his
head, while he gave her the other,
with a hearty hand shake. There ho
stood, with hat raised, as the conver
sation went on. There was not the
slightest e?idenoe of affectation or
formality. It seemed to be seeond
nature with him, and just the thing
for a gentleman to do. We said to
outself, there isa gentleman-a gen
tleman of the oid school-and for the
I lack of his type the manhood and the
womanhood of our State are all the
worse off. ?
We knew him when we first Baw
him. We knew him over thirty years
ago when we were a Btudent at Fur man
University. He was a gentleman
then. He is still one. Ho was a
gentleman when he rode at the head
of his men and led them into tho
deadly conflicts that tried , the souls
of'bis noble braves. He wai younger
when we first saw Mai, but he. is the
same gallant, affable gentleman,
whoas age can atm take away frosa
him his magnanimity of loml and his
high regard for ladies, and his gen?
nine poli te no 30. Wo wonder if such
.men aw not born gentlemen, and if
they can really ?,Mp being what they
arel Bo it 00. "?e wish the young
men of this doy co-aid. learn of them
tba genuine woriL of true politeness,
and praotlce it until it should beoome
second nature ?with them? The man to
whom we refer was called by the stu
dents, and r'-sost every one else in
Greenville, where he was re 0tor of
Christ church y caro ago, Gen. Ellison'
Capers. They call him now Bishop
Capers. Grand .old veteran of the
cross-ws Wish the world had more
soldiers like you to strike for that
Christianity whioh softens, refines,
and elev atc B men to the highest "type
of manhood. The greatest compliment
that eau be paid any , one is to say
that he is a Christian gentleman. No
ono need trouble himself to say this
of Bishop Billson Capets, for hie
insaner proclaims. the fact with far I
mot? ?loquence -than words can.
.-Too many men us* np all their
religion on Sunday, and consequently
haye none left for the balance of the
week."' . . .,-i'. ?> -'. ?'
YOU ARE FIFTY
Hen will sftT aro 3 on . rai cess or ft
mntf. yOtraC. know Iona be
fore. '.; ?uesesi is a etructme you build
rlm y^buildingT Arayoa Uyfagi 1
something daily for the declining1
an? HUNDREDS aro depositing
.rt of their earning? ea oh week
oftck"*Mntb la tho Savia? De?
leftt of The Bank of Anderaon,
i it dr*** ?nt^st. ?espounde?
.w'ne '^i* for you to opea
.?' Aoo?unt Md a^ to it sTstemati
mit ? .
Oldest ?ad' Strongeat Bank
?FIgH? an? tbs Mora).
A few days ?go two little boys?
good friendo and playmates, about
seven years old, bad a sudden quarrel
and a fight. They went at it in ear
nest and a doten bafida working at
the concreto pavement on Advent
street suspended operations to wit
ness the settling of a great question.
Neighbors seeing the commotion
came to the front to see what was
going on. Finally the mothers of the
two boys called time on them and
they were kept in ?heir homes the bal
aceo of the afternoon. Next morning
one of tho boys called at the home of
the other, looking bright and happy.
Thc mother of tho other boy said:
"I'm sorry you boys could not get on
together without fighting." His reply
was this: "That is all right. We
fought fair and we all right this morn
ing." Tho little fellows were jutt as
friendly as they were the day boforo
and BO were their parents. There aro
not two men in the city who could
fight in thc afternoon and wake up
next morning good friends. There
are not women who could have a little
set too" with their tongues today
and say next morning-"Wo fought fair
and are good friends today." These
boys had good cause for quarrel. They
were playing the hose on the concrete
material and taking it time about.
One thought his time had oqme and
that the other boy was holding tho
nozzle over tim?. This difference of
opinion brought them together sud
denly. There are a??y asea wk?
have fought and harbor ad an alice leas
afterwards for lea? cause than those
There are families that are estrea?
ged and say mean and ugly ?bing?
about each other and permit tho sa?
to go down on their wrath and the?
rieo on their malice year after year,
just because they have outgrown the
sweet, lovable, forgiving spirit ot
children. Jean Paul Stitcher made
one of bis characters say "I love Gal,
and little children." Eighteen hun
dred years before John Paul a greater
one said of children: "Of such ia the
kingdom of Heaven." They meant
just snob children as we ses on the
streets and in the homes. The chil
dren of Galilee and Germany did not
ditter from these in Sparenburg.
They aro frank, honest, forgiving and
forgetting. Why oacnot parents risc
to the sain standard? If *7e fight let
us fight fair.
There are men nr.r. and then whw
nacd a few heany jolts to knock the
foolishness and meanness out of thom.
If you attempt snch a job bo sure
that you fight fair and arejready to ge
on with your friendly intercourse next
day. Study children. Love them.
Imitate their ways and you aili be
better and happier. They never oarry
over the animosities and bickerings
of one day to the next. They never
lie awake at nigbt and meditate evil
to evil to put into practice thc next
; r. . mm 9 mm
- The bigger the hat over a pretty
girl, the more kissable her lips seem.
THE VITAL CENTER
I ? I ? 'I..
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your Digestive System; ' ?
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the cases where Mi-o-na is Used.
It is the most wonderful health re
storer known, and i3 sold by Evans
Pharmaoy under an absolute guarantee
that it oostB nothing unless it restores
health. Just one little tablet out of
a 50 cent box of Mi-o-na for a few
days, and you will coon see a great
improvement in your health.
The stomaoh ie'your vital coater.
No man is strongerthan his etomaoh.
Every organ of the body is sus
tained and nourished j)y food which
is eonverted ?into nutrition io the
stomaoh and.oonvoyed to every part
of the system io the form of blood.
For thia reason, wheo the stomaoh
is strengthened with Mi-o-na and is
able to convert the food into nour
ishment, all other organs, soon be*
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positories. A fine line of HARNESS, SADDLES. UMBRELLAS, CAN
OPY SHAPES, DUSTERS, Afc
Call and examine for yourself, and if we cannot cuit you it will he] car
ault. . Very, truly,
FBETWELL-HANBS GO.. Anderson
THE SOUTH'S GREATEST SYSTEM!
Wfixcelled Dining Car Service. /...'. %
Through Pullman SleepingfC&g on a???rai?Ss.
WINTER, TOURIST RATES are now In *, ?f?tct;to alJl?loiieXFei?*?
For foll information as to rates, routes, etc.,| (corjiultUncaiei^EcaiS?ii
Railway Ticket Agent, or ..%
B. W. HUNT, Division Passenger"Agen?, ?harlcetoa?fi;?S.
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ONE CAB Ol' HOG IEED.
Have just received ono Car Load of HOG FEED
(Shorts) at very close prices. Come befbre^iheyfara
all gone. Now fir the tima for throwing
Around your premisas to prevent a e*?o of fever or
rrnne o? er disease, that wiU cost you verv much inore
than the price of a barrel of Lime (S1.G&) ?We hay?
; a fresh shipment in stock, and will be glad to send yoo
some, If you contemplate building a barn or any
oJwr building, see ns before buying your
raistNT and IIBEE,