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FUTURE COTTON CROPS.
Manufacturers' Record Summarizes Opin
ions From North and South Caro
1Ina On The Prospect.
The Mautifacturers' Record, pub
lislhLd at Ba!dimlore. in) ContinuancC
of its discussion of the cotton crop
has submitted to the mconissioners
of agricnltuire and the prpeFi(eLnts of
all thc a; ricnumral colleges of the
South, to several hundred lein(1iig
cotton inanufacturers, oil mill mien,
commission merchants, bankels,
growers and others, the following
Is ther'. dnlger of a permanent
declease iII cotto produtctioll i the
Soluth ? It so, is it die
( ) To deerio-at ion of see(l bv
rcasonl of tlw,(. bet seed being sold
to oil mi ll.: or
(2) To a declinec in the fiLIfflity
of the soil by reasoin of bad cultiva
tion uder th: tellantry systeu; or
(3) T(; a Lick of farmi labor siice
the inidiu.-,tri'd developImeit of h
Sotith has (irawn many hands from
the coiitry to t lie cities, or are all
three oft .sv facters to be reckoned
TlIe \Lan iturers' Record begani
Jle pIblient1on of r.-plie- ill last
week's i ssue. I)ealin.;vitl the
rp ies i says:
*'leit vrs publilhed(I todav deal
inainly withl the c(n(litions whicl
prevail ill t!h ('alolina'. and Geor
gia.1-'llowng heeWill Come1
IxI Wt-1ek l frs roim tile fmr Solth,
inl Which 11 (l m itionls ml:Vy h;ep:t
thoe n lt l pper Swuth. TheV
stu oI -i). nt t h pIreom1ina nIt
urnI t > ! I mpl,ym,I ,
".i l it \t -1 e lie aId I 1
ainily i ure mle protfital e work
whic"I 1*- IM C 11t1t L, (ttI* 1I'IOi .
ehm n v iwmd imadkt it oifil-lt
fo r I lie %' Wt : * to p ick a n -:n r n i p; ,
even if it btoI he raised. This
in thle gap le ft by the increaised em
ploy1t111 of ites in the cott on
inills a d ( leros il iIni A '11(1
iillirailroad Collstruc'tlon, anidi ni thl
genereal 11(e11( of liegr*oes iiwaOy froiii
farvms to cit i's.
"With buat few except ions, it is
claimied that there is no0 dleteriora
tion1 of seed. but that, 0on the conl
trvary, farinieis have lbeein careful to
use the best set(d for planting,
though a few writers inlsist vecry
stronlgly that there is a (detel iora
tiln iln seed, claiming that the best
seed are sold to thle miiills and that
thle fert ilizet s used are not egnal to
thle seed for thle mnaintenance of the
fertility of the soil, and( that t hus
the conlstumpltionl of seed by oil
mills is a disadvantage in the long
run. Comiparativeely few adit alny
dleteriorationh in soil, and where
thIiis is reported, it is climied to be
duec to the thiriftlessiiess of thle nie
grol tenants, whio (1o not apprleciate
the impor10tanlce of ma:iint iingb thei
f l(..'lit of thela \\I thi Il i
formed men(1 whc (claim t hat thr lis I
scarcely any Iimnit to the increase of
the cotton crop of the South. This
side of the case is presented by one
of the most careful investigators of
the South, who says that there has
been no deterioration in the seed
and none in the soil, and to this
" 'We have made two short
crops, from causes that have, in the
pa.st and will continue to recur from
time to time. We tmay next year
take 225 pOtl(dS of cotton per acre.
The acreage wvill probably be 30,
000,000. This will give us a crop
of so'nething like 13,500,000 bales.
Manitfacturers have taken many
people froin farms. Those left on
farms work better, because of'better
conlitions ald rewards. The South
is not yet s-riously suiffering from
lack of farni labor, but has reached
a point where tle labor, formerly
iunc id v , has been absorbed in pro
fit.able t nploymIe)ts. It is a good
time for quite a lot of thrifty im
migrants to come South. The range
of cotto prodietion per acre seeins
to bec aoWt 150 pound on the lo1
;ide to .25 pun n11(1. Ol the high side.
[t seems to be ranging ill) and down I
ow, about as inl all time past
M111 Only Streng1hen the Testimoniy of
:t,-t'o 1j which lollows wiH
h, ) i f 0 is ia
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I (lt!n. actl
M vtock of Chkristinas P1resents
S tihe most compllete I have ever
mad. and youm know what that
nteans. The lirgest anid finest line
>f Brooches, U .nb rellas and WValk-t
ng Canes in Gold and Silver H-an
?lles, Rings, Cuff Buttons. Stick
Pins. WVatch Chains and Charms,F
Loc)kets, Fobs, Purses. Hand-Paint
i Cina, Cut Glass, and a v'ery
fine line of Silver novelties. Corne
mi and see ily goods, arnd if you
like themi, buy, if you don't, buy
anyway. Yours very truly,
La ready to store (Cotton
anid issuo receiptsi for
.Same. Wvhich mXOh y can
Nt Y u nu h.
. ie to ne oit lo n o
estate motgages rinig 3 to 5 years.
Anpy to J11 ihnstono & Welch.
Rich Farm Land for Sale Cheap,
T HERE IS OFFERED FOR PRI
vate sale about 480 acres of the
rich hickory and oak lands of the Hobbs
plantation-part of the famous Eichel
berger tract-in the Dutch Fork on the
Lexington side of the Newberry-Lex.
ington county line. The lands front
one mile on Broad river, and one mile
on the main Maybinton and Columbia
public road. It is two miles from -lope
Station, four miles from Pomaria and
five miles from Peak on the Southern
railroad. The tract adjoins the planta
tion of James C. Hope. There are fine
uplands for cotton and rich bottom for
corn. The land grows anything On
the place is a new dwelling, excellent
tenant houses and two large modern
barns. The land is well watered and
timbered. Col. John F. Hobbs, the
:wner, lives in New York city and has
to negiect the property, therefore he
rias consented to sell it. The tract will
be sold in one piece or cut to suit pur
Ti.iasiEs: One-third cash, and balance
;eeured by mortgage or bond for title
..o suit the purchaser at 7 per cent.
nterest )er annum.
These lands always produce a crop.
Phe place will besold cheap, but cheap
r in one tract. It is an ideal place for
home; land that lasts; fruit, game,
ishing, fine pastures. For terms, &c.,
ce or write to Col. W. 1. Wallace,
4ewberry Observer, James C. Hope,
S(j., Peak, S. C., or Col. John F.
Iobbs, 136 East 48th Street, New York
'ity, N. Y., or to E. H. Aull, New
>erry, S. C.
R ED yun)
VIULTIPLY IN G
Place your orders for oysters and
DoIlmbia Fish & Ice
Co., Columbia, S. C.
satisfactof-y pices, quick service,
uid fresh goods. W rite for quota
HE TRUSTEES OF TAB3ER
nacle School will meet at the
chool house at about Christmas to
lect a teacher for this school year.
~pplications are solicited. Salary $30
>er month. Address
JNO. G. MILLER, Ch'm.,
Kinardls, S. C.
FIVE MLFROM WHITMIRES,
918 Aces of good cotton land, on
rSnoree River, good pasture land. May
IC bought cheap and on easy terms.
A pply to E. H. A ULI,,
Newvberry, S. C.
Real Estate for Sale.
1' HAVE IN HANDS TrilE FOL~LOW
.A mng described property for sale on
terms that will enale plersons dlesiri ng
homes to secure same:
Seveil tra~cts iu. No. 2 Tfowns~hip, e'on
198. 50, 192.7Th, 142.29, 217' andi 1G acres.
l'es Iar eboLIr(Ihe lots hlyl produIctive(
well woded andl waitercd, w~ith1 len'
pf t he bIe p mdue land In (L ehLJ phie(.
Newherry. S. C.
Notwithstanding the fact
duction sale has sent sever'
of our stock into the hom(
customers, our stock is still
bargains we are offering
ever heard of in this comy
only a few prices here, but
store is a bargain now:
Best Carolina Rice Meal at
Fine Table Salt, white, at !
Star Lye, four boxes for 2
Horse and Mule Shoes witl
Kentucky Spring-seat Sac
SHOIi' S InMEll, WOxile
We have them from 15c. t
one-half more than we ask.
Trunks at actual first cost
A big line of men's Neglij
price 50c. and $1.00, now o
We will sell you a Cac
strictly wholesale prices.
We also have a full line c
and toys, and ask you to in
POMARIA, - SOUT
The Nowvherry Steam Lanndry Comnp;
*.0 very lates8t Collair and( Cnff Ironru,
every respect. We give th~ latest gl(
If We cannot please You th
your patronage. We do not
because we leave all the mc
Newberry, but because
that our great re
Ll thousand dollars
)s of well pleased
complete, and the
nunity. We quote
everything in our
$1.20 hundred lbs.
i nails, lOc. pr pair,
idles worth $12.50
D $3.00 pair, worth
3ee Shirts, former
nly 25c. to 75c.
Idy of Tobacco at
f Christmas goods
spect our line be
uiy hias installed one of
9. It isi up to date in ~ /
msi or donruetic finish.
en we do not want /
want your support i
>ney you pay us in J