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Two Hundred Farmers to Try Crimson
(lover as (over Crops. Twelve
Tons of Seed Ordered From
Laurens, Sept. 17.?Laurens county
farmers are preparing to plant twelve
hundred acres in crimson clover this
fall. This important announcement
was made Saturday night by Percy
W. Moore, farm demonstrator for
Laurens. The enterprise is not only
tbebiggest thing on foot in Laurens,
but it surpasses anything of the kind in
the state, according to authoritative
information. Twenty four % thousand
pounds, or twelve tons of seed have
been ordered through the county agricultural
department und the shipment
was made yesterday from a large
wholesale seed house, Mr. Moore being
so advised 'Saturday. The house from
which the seed w?.s purchased says
that the Laurens order was the largest
ever filled by the firm.
These seed will be received by 200
Laurens county farmers, the sliipments
being made individually, and as
stated, 1,200 acres of Laurens county
farm land will be sown to this important
cover crop, for that is the purpose
of the whole scheme. The seed cost
12 1-2 cents per pound and they come
The "Co-operative Clover Crop
Campaign," as it has been rightly
termed, has been in progress for several
weeks under the direction of Mr.
uMoore, and the success of it has been
a great satisfaction to the faithful and
enthusiastic farm demonstrator as
well as those who have co-operated
with him in the enterprise. Having
assurances that the scheme was, going
to be a su-ccess, Mr. Moore bas already
been distributing information, obtained
through the national department
of agriculture, on the proper method
of preparing the soil and planting the
seed, and each subscriber will be provided
with full directions on this imi
A to intimated, this first
pUi lain jjviub,
crop on such a large scale, will be
devoted practically altogether las a
cover crop, the main idea being to
bring about an improvement! in the
prochictivenes of Laurens county farm
lands. Of course^ as Mr. Moore has
explained, each farmer c:.n first save
the seed crop from the crop before
turning it under next spring. Certainly
it will 'be optional with him as
* - 1?iV? iJ/ii-i'iiop +1-1 coro o nart
TO wueuuer iic ucmcc w *->1* ~ u *? or
all of it as a forage crop. But it
is the understanding that the first
proposition is the aim and import of
Free of cost, the government is going
to furnish every clover farmer
with "pure culture" with w<hich the
seed will be inoculated before being
me smpmeui 01 iub.sccu x?
ed by Wednesday of this week and
the sowing will begin at once, for the
recent rains came at a propitious
FLORIDA EXCURSION 1
OnntViavn ' Poiliroir U'l 11 cvnpr.
A lie auuuiuj U xvaunorj yr ?
ete their annual Florida excursion j
this year on September 19111^ and
tickets "will be sold to Savannah, j
Jacksonvll^, St. Augustine and Tampa
from practically all agency stations
in South Carolina.
Tickets will be on sale fo? all re-1
gular trains frjm 5:00 a. m., Sep- j
tnmihf>r iQth. tr? 2:00 a m.. Septem-!
ber 20th, and limited for return to
reach original starting points as follows:
From Savannah September 24; j
Jackson vile and St. Augustine September
26th; Tampa Septmber 29th. j
The excursion fare from Newberry
to Savannah will be $3.50; Jackson-j
ville, $5.75; St. Augustine $6.75; 1
Tampa $9.25; tares in proportion irom
In order to afford a comfortable
trip for the large number who will
take advantage of these greatly re
duced fares, a special train will be
operated oil September 19th, leaving
Columba 2:40 p. m., Blackville 4:40'
p. m., arriving Savannah 6:40 p. j
m., and Jacksonville 10:30 p. m. !
These tickets will be good in Pull- 1
man and parlor cars as well las in
day coaches; those desiring to make
tlie trip on train leaving Columbia
midnight Soptmber 19th, should make |
Pullman reservations in advance in:
order that sufficient accomodations i
may be provided. For further infor-j
mation apply to local agents or com- j
municate with S. H. McLean, Dis-!
trict Passnger Agent, Columbia, S.
Id Drive Out Malaria
And Build Up The System
Tate the Old Standard GROVE'3
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
What you are taking, as the formula is
printed on every label, showing it
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless fortr
The Quinine drives out malaiia, thW?
builds up the system. 50 cei:i>
HE WHO WROTE IT
rL _ r.* i*/1. _ n i
I rie ivian vvr-o renneu inc ucularation
; WORK OF TIMOTHY MATLACK.
He Was a Clerk In the Continental
! Congress When That Immortal Document
Was Adopted and Was Also the
Finest Writer In the Country.
I Who wrote the Declaration of Inde*
pendente V Thomas Jo.riVrso:i, o.~ course;
| every one knows that. But who held
i the pen and formed the letters on the
j great piece of parchment that the
i members of the Continental congress
j signed? It is one of the largest official
! papers in existence?one skin of parchment
nearly three feet long and more
than two feet wide. The writing is
nearly twice the normal size and is
unusually handsome and clear.
The secretary who was ordered to
promulgate the work was' Charles
Thomson, a man of high character,
! who bad been tbe principal of a school
i at New Castle, Del., and an active patriot.
Tbe first congress cbose bim as
secretary in 1774, and be beld tbe office
until the Continental congress
passed out of existence on March 2,
1789. During all those fifteen years it
was only on rare occasions that any
other hand than his wrot? in the jour- I
One of tbe clerks in Thomson's office
In 1775 and 1776 was Timothy Matlack, !
who died at Holrnesburg, Pa., in 1S29.
when he was ninety-nine years of age.
! JL'U carry uut iuc u* uci vi iuc wu,
gress that the Declaration be pro'
claimed, Thomson needed more than a
| score of copies, for he had to send it
j to every one of the states and to the
j army. So, to save time, he did not
| attempt to have any copies written off
j with the pen. but sent the original
draft, which the congress had passed, I
; to the official printer, John Dunlap. |
' - /J - T 1 " ? ? A/1
i liie luumvuig mytiiiiiij iuc
! copies were in Thomson's hands. They j
j were printed on one side of the paper
j on large sheets eighteen inches long |
and fourteeD and a half inches wide In i
the form known as broadsides. j
It was from one of those copies that
I Philadelphia first heard the Declaration
read, and it was one of them that
I became the official copy, for Thomson
had not copied the Declaration even
into the journal of the congress before i
1 ha o-ovo ft tn tho nrinf-or* hnt when hft i
; -wrote the journal for July 4 he left 1
j a blank space for the Declaration, and j
j the next day, with two wafers of red j
wax, he fastened in the printed broadside.
I have said that sometimes an entry
was made in the journal of the congress
bv another hand than Thomson's.
The first of those occasions was on j
j June 12, 1775, when Timothy Matlack j
recorded a resolution to set aside a
day for fasting and prayer to avert the
desolating calamities that seemed to be
impending. Matlack had been appointed
a clerk in Thomson's office on May
15. and five days later, on May 20. he
wrote out the most important document
that the congress had issued up
to that time?the commission to George
"Washington to be commander in chief
of the American army. The Identification
of the penmanship of the commission
with that of the entry in the
journal and of both with an autograph
letter of Matlack's that is among the
papers of the Continental congress Is
Probably there was not at that time
a man in the country who was Matlack's
equal as a penman. Fortunately.
Matlack was still a clerk in
Thomson's office when the Deolnra
tion of Independence w.-s ordered to
be engrossed for final signature, and
the task of copying it was assigned to
him. He copied from the printed:
broadside. That is clearly shown by
the heading of the broadside, "In Congress.
July 4. 177G." which is reproduced
in the written Declaration in the
same form of lettering.
A few years ago some of the officials
In the library of congress, who knew
that Matlack was the best penman employed
by Thomson, made a comparison
of General Washington's commission,
which was known to hare been
written by him. with the Declaration.
The first peculiar letter in the commission
is the capital "N" in New
Hampshire, and we find its counterpart
in "Nature's" in the second line of
the body of the Declaration. The
graceful flourish at the top of the "T"
in the word "To" in the commission is
- - i
repeated in the second of the sentences J
beginning "That" in the Declaration.
In the word "offer" in the commission
there is a marked peculiarity in the \
double "f." The first "f' is made like
the old fashioned long "s." It appears
in the word "effect" in the Declaration,
then in "suffer" and "sufferabie." That
is the most noteworthy peculiarity in
Matlack's writing. The capital "D" in
the commission and in the last line of
the Declaration, the capital "B" in the
commission and in the word "Jiritisn"
I in the Declaration, the whole word
j "Congress" in both documents?those
and other details established beyond a
[ doubt that the writer of the great Declaration
was Timothy Matlack.
In 1824, when John Quincy Adams
was secretary of state, a skilled enI
graver, William J. Stone, made a cop.
| perplate facsimile of the Declaration.
That is the only one that has ever been i
made. It was distributed by order of j
concress and is familiar to us all. It is
a perfect reproduction In every partic- J
ular of the original document and is a !
! fine specimen of the engraver's art.? 1
Gaillard Hunt in Youth's Companion.
f State of South Carolina,
County of Newberry,
Court of Common Pleas.
Security Loan and investment Co ,
Fred K. Jackson, S. S. Birge, The
Prosperity Stock Co., and Mary E.
Hipp and John C. Hipp, as Executrix
j and Executor oi the last will and
testament of Edward R. Hipp, deceased
By virtue of an order of Court herewith.
I will sell at public auction, to
the highest bidder, before the court
house at Newberry, S. C., within the
legal hours of sale, on Sales day of
October, 1916. The same being the 2nd
day of said month ? the following des
j cribed lands, to-wit:
All that piece, parcel or lot of land
lying and being situated in the towu
i of Newberry county and state aforej
said, fronting on Coates street, conj
taining one eighth of an acre more or
less, bounded by lands of James Mcintosh.
on the east, by lot of Fannie
Dawkins on the south and lot of
Minerva Jones, on the west; bein-?
the identical lot of land conveyed to
me by Minerva Jones on tne tmra aa/
of April, 1909; which sukl deed is
now of record in the Registry for
Newberry county, in Deed Book No. 17
at page 367.
Also all that othei piece, parcel or
lot of land, situated in the county of
Newberry, state of South Carolina,
fronting for fifty feet on a road connecting
the continuation ofl Johnstone
street with the continuation of
Pratt street. This lot is situated
about one land one fourth miles east
of'Xewberny County Court House,
and is designated as lot Xo. 1 on pla'?
made by W. K. Sligh, surveyor,
dated Dec. 22nd. 1908? and now of
| record in the office of the Clerk of
LOUrt lor tvewDerry counxy, m jdook
j IS, at page 18. This lot is rectangular
ir shape and is one hundred feet deep
with a width of fifty feet; it is bound|
e<? by lot of Anne Jones, lots of <Xos.
2 and 3. This being th# same lot
conveyed' to me by Wilbur K. Sligh
jand Frunk R. Hunter on April 21st,
1909, which said deed is now of record
ir Deed Book iXo. 16; at page 281.
a . hnl^ on nh o r>/l
ltJ' xLlS U1 oaie. Ciic nail vaou, auu
the balance in twelve months from daj
of sale. The credit portion to 'be secured
by bond of the purchaser and
a mortgage of the premises; which
bond and mortgage shall provide for
interest from day of sale, and until
paid in full, at the rate of eight
per cent per annum, interest paid j
rnually and shall provide for ten;
per cent attorneys fees in case of collection
or suit bv an attorney. Th">
said mortgage shkll provide for insurance
of the buildings on said
premises for their insurable value, I
and the assignment of the policy of ir. surance
made to the Master, as co'. j
It teral with leave to the purchaser to
Q-ntiVinfltp navmPTit nf credit rtortion ill !
M*. ~ ? Mr |
'whole or in part. The successful bidder
on said lands will be required to
deposit with said Master $50.00 it
once upon the acceptance of his bi?J,|
as evidence of good faith, and in cas I
l?e fails to deposit same at once, tho i
>-aster will resell the said premises
cn same saleday, at former bidder
risk; land that tha successful bidcer
will be required to comply witj
the terms of sale within ten days a*
ter said sale, and in the case he fail?
to do so the Master will resell said
property on some convenient saleday j
-- _ a _ jf I
tr.ereaiter, at tne nsx 01 tne ioruier j
bidder. Purchaser to pay for papers, j
revenue stamps iana reuoruijig same.
H. H. Rikard,
Sept. 7th, 1916.
Good Looks are Easy j
Look as good as your city cousins. No i
matter if you do Tan or Freckle Magnolia
Balm will surely clear your skin instantly.
Heals Sunburn, too. Just put a little on
your face and rub it off again before dry.
and sure to olease. Try a bottle
to-day and begin the improvement at
once. White, Pink and Rose-Red Colors.
75 cents at Druggists or by mail direct.
LYON MFG. CO.. 40 So. 5th St., Brooklyn. N.Y.
Bites as Required.
He was trying to sell a dog, a bandy !
1 ' J ^AofnrtAfi ^nlnnlo f AH
Zeg?t!U. Ul Uie, ?iiu icaiuica uxaLuu ,
to stop a motorcar, and the old lady,
did not seem averse to buying one.
Their ideas as to the brute's value
scarcely corresponded, however, and
there was little prospect of agreement.
when suddenly the ludy demanded:
"Will he bite?" <
"Only his meat, mum." responded
"Oh. but I wanted one for tramps."
"Tramps is bis meat, mum." was the
artful reply. ar<> flipre was a deal, after
| AGED VtTERAN GAINS
11 nATlRTAv All Tlkll IT
11 ruuiwa Ufl 1A1UAI
MR. DIXON SAYS HE WAS SO WEAK
AND NERVOUS HE COULD'NT
SUFFERED FOR YEARS.
i Sajs Thinks Taniac is ^Finest
Remedy in World"' to Purify and
Because of the "hardship he was
forced to endure during the four
years he was a soldier for the United
States army during the Civil War,
Mr. B. F. Dixon, of Converse, S. C., R.
I F. D Xo 1. a suburb of Spartanburg:.
says, in j statement given August 7,
that his health was undermined and
that he never really enjoyed good
healili after the war was ended.
Mr. Dixon was wounded six times
by his then Southern enemies, several
times seriously. But his health
is better than it lias been in
a long time, he says, and he gives
Tanlac 'the master medicine' credit
fr?r hririfHncr ahrmt thp 2"r#vat r.hanSTf*
in his condition.
Mr. Dixon took just two bottles, he
says, and he gained eleven pounds.
His statement follows:
"I suffered particularly from stom
ach trouble. I had almost completely
lost my (appetite and I was just worn
down. I am 80 years of age, and I
had lost so much strength thati I
staggered when I walked. Also I had
lost considerable weight and I was
*?- c?r,n.. va
very nervous, wiy ccmuiuv/ii uuan) uccame
so bad and my nerves were so
disturbed that I -could not sleep well!
and I would lie for hours in bed be- j
fore I could get to sleep.
"Rheumatism also caused me con- j
i siderable pain, and, 'besides these
pains, I suffered considerably with
framnv nains. ,Mv nerves were so
bad and my strength so little that I
could hardly write my name.
"I -had suffered with these troubles
for years?I don't know just how
long. Finally, I heard about 'l^aniac
and began to read the advertisements,j
and later I decided to take it.
"I bought the first "bottle and it did
not seem to help me much. The reason
of that. I know, was because \
| was in such bad shape. But I had
failh in it and bought the second bottle.
and that was the bottle which
| /rave me wonderful results.
"The relief the two bottles of
; Tanlac gave me was as follows: 1
gained 11 pounds in weight, and that
| certainly is a lot for a man of 80
I years to gain. Teniae relieved my
i sleeplessness and I got to where I
| could sleep almost like a dead person.
; It gave me a great appetite and I
; was soon eating three square meals
a day. It broke up my stomaoh
trouble rind I gained a great deal of
strength. That shortness of breath
I left me and my nerves were quieted
i i '
and strengthened. I do not suffer
i with rheumatism now either.
"I think Tanlac is the finest remedy
in the world to renovate anyone's
system and to build it up. Tanlac is
good?there can't be any better, I
uniiiK. i am /cerumuy gi<tu iu i cwm- i
mend TanLac, for it is an extraordi-j
narily good medicine, and I know
from my experience that It is good
for all it is claimed to be. I have
tried it and I know what it will do.
If I ever need medicine again, I certainly
will take more Tanlac."
Tanlac, the master medicine, is sold
exclusively by Gilder & "Weeks, Newberry;
Prosperity Drug Co., * ProsT.4t+1ft
TMnnnflin "nm** f!rt.. Lit
UC/i X i*J | XJi MkUVOAMV -*** ?- V.Q f
tie Mountain; Dr. W. 0. Holloway,
Chappells; Whitmire Pharmacy, Whitmire;
D. J. Livingston, Silverstreet.
r'rice $1 per'bottle straight.?Adv.
$> WHIT'S TUT) FOR T0UB..<5>
I <s> SKIN IS BAD FOli
$> YOUR CLOTHES 3>
| > S>
| (Many laundry soaps and soap powI
ders roughen the skin of the hands.
The same chemical that does this is
| injurious to fabrics.
Borax is beneficial to the skin. It
calnmot possibly hurt your clothes. But j
!it cleans them to perfection.
! "20 Mule Team Borax Soap Chips''' j
are pure soap and pure borax com- j
bined in the right proportions for |
A 25c package will do more clean- j
ing than 50c worm or Dar soap uri
Whenever You Need a General Tool;
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because i contains the
well known tonic propert:. * o+ OUINTNr.
ar,J IRON. It acts on tb t, Drivej
out Malaria, Enriches . o uz?,
'^ ulds up the V -> " -
"You must '.rive your wife credit for
knowing as much about the political
situation as you do "
"That's what I want to do." replied
j Mr. Ci rowdier "i want to give hei*
j c?vd:r for about everything without
| [iUii'h.A Iier to tbe trouble of explaining
I a single word."-Washington Star.
Girls and Giggles.
"Beware of the girl who giggles."
says a social settlement worker.
Social settlement workers, who have
exceptional opportunities for meeting
many kinds of people, may actually
know of girls who don't giggle.?New
"My barber told me a wonderful sta
ry this morning."
"Illustrated with cuts, 1 presume?"?
St. Louis Post-Dispatcii.
A n * i*
A Sett til
Pen fitted wi
Gold nib. F:
The House of a
Wake up bi
The Bell Telephone i:
Ring up on the Bell.
"VT^..? ?*att /? 11r n V?/\n<
X UU XJLiajr uua auuui
your breath but it won'
breath to talk into your B
Ring up old customer
of prospects, there is no
saves more time or expem
11 J U u ua VLi i u wu
Call the Business office fo
SOUTHERN BELL 1
BOX 1?3. COI
We are orepar
well and rapidly,
all the patronage
give us. We ha
ties at the market
the market price
i w fi m
2-a. ?? * J
Their teacher had lately become enframed.
and all the girls were tremen1
dously interested?naturally. Every I
body wanted to see tlie rinjr. and more
! than one was grievously disappointed
In the size rind splendor of the token.
One ten-year-old maiden considered it
critically and then remarked:
"it's mi<'!itv small, ain't it? Does!
j tnat mean tliar you haven't really quite
j made up your mind to rake him?"Xew
Against Additional Expense. "V
Young Mrs. Green (to neighbor)?I'm
having such trouble keeping our food.
I bought a real nice looking refrigeraj
tor, but ir doesn't seem to work well
I at all. Neighbor ? Do you keep ice
j enough in it? Mrs. Green?Ice! I
I hrvna flon't- t-HinL* oftor cnAllHIn?
, uwFt wv. w ... . , U:i,rw. ? W
all that money on a refrigerator, we'd
go to the additional expense of buying
ling Fountain ]
th solid 14 K. j
irst quality.. I
rcissus I and 1
ilbs. v 1
Thousand Things. 1
i the Big Ben of Business.
: dull times 'till you Iom fl
't help matters, save your 1
s. then start on a fresh list I
iniirlrAf wav ? nnnA that I
UUAVUVA ? J ? w - ?
, Telephone, get one now.
r rates. J
>UJWUIA. ?. U mm
I ; j
ed to gin cotton I
Will appreciate I
the public will m
ve bagging and
k 1VV? V V MMM.
for cotton seed. | 1
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