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ANNING. S. C., SEPT. 16, 1914.
RUTH CHAPTER, NO. 40,
ROYAL ARCH MASONS
Regular Meeting. Second Men
day !n Each Month,
aLTo DURANT, FRED LSEZSN
High Priest. Secrtary.
Manning Chapter NO- 19
-order or Eastern St ar.
ar Meeting, First Tuesday
in each Month.
(Mrs.) W. C. DAVs. W. M.
Miss LUCY Joaisos, Sec.
The Wood's Kind.
Ruta Baga....... 40c. b.
Golden Ball. ... 40c. lb.
Cow Horn... .... 40c. lb.
- Southern Prize... 50c. lb.
All fresh and of the very
ManIsn Gcy (o.
Have you bought a bale of cotton?
Court convenes here next Monday.
Read "The Million Dollar Mystery."
The Mannizg .graded school opened
"The Million Dollar Mystery" starts
with this issue.
Every farmer should plant a little
tobacco next year.
Mrs. -W. V. Wilson. of Darlington, is
visiting relatives in town.
Mr. J. W. Glenn and family left last
Saturday for North Carolina.
The tobacco season is about over, all
wtrehoiuses close here Friday.
The Anderson cotton mills will ran
extra time, instead of curtailing.
The revival meetitig strta- in the
Baptist church Monday evening.
The extra session of the legislature
Is callea to convene October 6th.
Only 21,172 bales of cotton exported
in Auust against 257,172 last year.
The college boys and girls all left
for their respective schools this week.
*Several of Manning's business men
have invested In-the buy-a-bale move
A northern firm has placed an order
for over 10,000 bales of cotton at ten
-The baby pictures and town scenes
at the Pastimue last week was quite an
The total number of bales of cotton
ginned in Ciarendon to September 1,
~1914 was 1543.
Several nyw dwellings are being
built in Manning. The war doesn't hold
Master Archie Barron has returned
home, after an operasion for appendi
citis In Columbia.
*The total number of bales -of cotton
ginned In the United States to Sep
tember ,1914is 475, 455.
Quite a crowd attended the dedica
tion services of the Clarendon Baptist
churoh at Aleolu last Sunday.
*The friends of Miss Mary Ridgill are
glad to learn that she is recovering af -
ter an illness of typhoid fever.
The Seaboard surveyors struck Man
ning Saturday afternoon, which caused
the only excitement of the day.
*Remember we only have a limited
number of she club rolls. If you want a
correct mailing list this is your oppor
Mr. H. Covington Woodley, formerly
of Sumter died in Rock Hill last Sun
day and was buried at Bennestsville
-, Messrs. Dave and Mike Turbeville
of Turbeville. entertained some of their
lady friends at supper in The Dixie
Cafe last evening.
The town has placed garbage cans
all around the business portion, which
is a godthing, and we hope the people
willshnto use them.
Mr. W. T. Lesesne and Mrs. A. S.
Briggs were called to Columbia Satur
day to the bedside of their brother,
Capt. A. L. Lesesne, who is critically
ill in that city.
Lost-One ladie's gold wat ch, be
tween the Methodist church and mr~
home or J. M. Bradham's residence to
Weinberg's corner. Finder will receive
rewara by leaving same with me. W.
The Board of Registration will meet
on October 2, and 3 to register and
renew certificates for all who have not
registered, or lost their certificates.
This is the last meeting before the
election. E. D. HODGE,
The graded school opened Monday
morning with a large attendance and
quite a number of visitors were present.
Except as to Prof. Riser and Miss
Mcoore, the faculty is composed alto
gether of new teachers for the next
Mrs. Wmn. M. Butler, wife of Wil
11am Moses Butler, died at 8:25 Monday
evening at the Toumey Hospital. She
was before the marriage Miss Mary
Jane Owens, daughter of Major Owens
of Summnerton. She is survived by her
husband, two sons and five dauighters.
Mrs. H. L. Carter, of Columbia; Mrs.
A. W. Thames. of Hartsville; Mrs.
Carrigan, Mrs. W. H. Swann ana Mrs.
M. C. Butler of Sumter, Able H. But.
ler and J. P. Butler of Sumter. Fun
eral services took: place at the resi
dence of her daughter. Mrs. M. C. But
ler, Nr. 7 Dugan Street at 3:30 o'clock
this afternoon and the burial services
took place immediately after the fun
eral at the cemetery. The services
were conducted by the Rev. J. M.
Fire destroyed the barn of Mr. John
Thigpen this morninz about 3 o'clock.
Mr Thigpen 'ost his autumobiler and
all feed stuff. The cause is unknown.
New Orleans. Septenber 14 -Notes
socured by cotton ware-house receipts
witi be accepted by a New Orleans life
.surance compavy in payinent of pre
wriums due the company by its farmer
taatrons, according to announcement
a1ede the comrpar.v here to-day The
p an was approvea by the State insur
ance department of Louisiana.
Some surveyors ran a trial survey
for a railroad from St. Paul and Sum
merton to Manning last Saturday. This
is said to be the Savannah ant Wes
tern Railroad. There was a meeting
held in the court house last Wednesday
night at which a proposition was sub
mitted by the railroad and it is under
stood that a counter proposition was
submitted. We have not been given
the liberty to state more than this at
Governor Blease has issued a procla
mation calling the General Assembly
to meet in extra session on October 6th
to try and devise means to help the
farmers in the dreadful conditions
arising from no marget for cotton on
account of the European war. The ex
tra session will be composed of the old
members. The members who were
recently nominated in the primaries
will not be actually elected until the
general election in November, and will
attend the regular session of the Leg
islature convening in January.
For Improvement in Our Country Schools.
The schools in Clarendon county are
now opening for the coming session.
and it behooves all who are interested
in their educational affairs to be up and
With the hope of being able to throw
out some practical suggest-ions leads
me to address this open letter to teach
ers, trustees and patrons who are in
any way interested in the success of
their respecti.ye schools.
It should be ramembered that each
community is more responsible for the
kind of school it has than is the county
suerintendent, although he does all he
can within the limits of his sphere of
The law places the election of teach
ers in the hands of the trustees, and in
vests them with the power to direct the
affairs of the school, and only in a very
indirect way can the county superin
tendent interfere with the local man
agement of any school, providing the
trustees are acting within the law.
It therefore shall be my purpose to
point out a few things which have af
fected the successful work of at least a
few of our country schools, and which
can be avoided this year if taken hold
of in time.
I have found it the case sometimes
that because some teacher has previous
ly taught in a graded town school, or
taking pattern after that class of
schools.wbere the daily session runs
from nine o'clock until two- o'clock
have insisted on rppiying the same
hours to the country school. There
are but few cases where this rule is
applicable, in the average country
schooL Six hours of actual school
room work is about the shortest period
in which the work can he done.
I have abo found some irregularities
of hours here and there as I go over
the county in the discharge of my
duties. I have visited some schools,
getting there as late as 10 o'clock and
nd: that school had Dot begun. In
other cases I have arrived at the school
as late as one or two o'clock, and found
teacher and pupils gone, and upon in
uiry would find some excuse that I
could not consider as valid.
Irregular hours and irregular attend
ance is a serious drawback to sor-e
schools in the county. The trustees
and patrons hold the key to the situa
tion. The trusteesiand patrons should
insist on an honest day's work. I sub
mit tbat for the ayerage country school
a daily session of six 'hours should be
required. Furthermore that no teach
er be permitted to keep pupils longer
than four o'eiock. I have found some
very conscientious teachers who labor
ed very hard to render good service
who claimed that' they could not do
their work in a shorter time than seven
Taking all things into consideration,
it is my opinion that the average darify
session should be six hours. However,
i is up to the trustees and patrons of
ach and every community to determine
ow long their daily sessions shall
be. If you want a five hours session
established, then decree that it shall
be. If you want a six hour session,
then so fix it. If there should be any
laxity on the part of your teaebjer along
this line, then you should go about the
matter in a business like way to correct
the trouble, and not takte is out in crit
icising the teacher.
The law provides that the trustees,
shall visit their schools from time to
inAc. It the trustees- will do this, it
will improve conditions very mater
Every trustee who has not a copy of
the school law. should send to me for
one at once, then ascertain what your
dutes are, and proceed to see where
you can do some effective work.
The patrons also have some very im
portant daues to perform, and by the
way, these duties are not that of stand
ing afar off and criticising, but by
standing up to the trustees and teach
ers and supporting them in all legiti
mate ways to make their schools a bet
Trustees and patrons alike should co
operate with the teacher in building
up a wholesome, healthy sentiment in
favor of better conditions. Do not ex
pect the teacher to pull she whole load
-do your part.
Teachers are frequently criticised
for their failure to make educated boys
and girls in a few brief weeks. I have
had criticisms made to me time and
again by parents because their children
did not make progress faster. Tn some
of thes cases, I have visited the school,
and would make an examination of the
school register and would find that
those pupils had not attended meich
over half their time while attending,
and that they were not enrolled for the
The school terms as a rule are short
er for the country schools than in the
town schools. Now it requires a pupil
attending our best graded schools about
ten years to complete the prescribed
course, attending rcgularly for at least
eight months in the year. How then is
it possible in the schools that run for
,about six months to give the same re
suIts, especially when the records show
that the pupils have attended irregu
larly for about three or four monthbs of
that short period? Is is any wonder,
therefore, that many pupils are sim ply
marking time, and soon become dis
couraged. then drop out of the school
with very little education? Pcnder
over these problems, and see where
the trouble lies. What can you, Mr.
reader, do to help improve conditions?
Are you parents doing your duty by
those entrusted to your care whern you
keep your children out of school until
all the farm work has been done?
The purpose of this article is to
arouse patrons and all others interest
ed in the improvements of our common
schools to see what can be done to im
Do not be a critic until you put
your shoulder to the wheel, and see
what you as an individual can do to
improve school conditions.
We are up against conditions this
ear that we have never had to meet
before, and it behooves all of us to be
gin to work for the very best that can
be brought to pass.
E. J. BROWNE,
Don't Plant Ary Cotton.
I have read the plans for relievin
the cottn situation, but they do not g
far enough. Why plant any cotton t
all, when we have enough already t
supply the pr,.spective demanrd for tw
yearsy I know it may sound extrav
gent to talk ab.lut eliminating an er
tire cotton crop. but. remember thes
are wart;mes and call for extraordinar
efforts. To my mind, nothing short c
this will relieve the situation. It ca
be done better than the reduction an<
the effect would be different The re
duction pian has been tried and faile
so often Ihat it has become a joke
You can't tel what a half crop is, bu
anybody knows what "no" crop is. O
course, if this plan is-adopted we wouh
have to have a boldine plan that woul
protect the farmer against the specula
tor. Mv idea vould be for the farme
who owed as much as his cotton i
worth to deliver all his cotton to hi
principal creditor, with an agreemen
that one-half was to be sold to the bes
advantage on this year's market an<
the other half stored and held for the
fall of 1915: to be sold them to best ad,
vantage and proceeds to belong to thi
farmer, less the interest and expenses
On the ot-her hand, the farmier shouli
bind himself to plant only provision.
crops for the year 1915 Of course
there are some cash rents that woulk
have to be cared for, but, if this plan il
adopted and the 1915 crop eliminated
cotton will find purchasers at .price
that will furnish money enough foi
this; but, if something is not done. ii
will take it all to pay rent where the'
rent for standing cash.
I realize that to hold half of the cot
ton it would be necessary to compress
but a great many well-to-do farmer
would hold their entire crop for 191
at home when they realized there
would be none planted in 1915.
Texas should lead with a law prohib
iting cottoo p!anting, or put a licens-:
of $50 per bale on it, paid in advance
which would be prohibitive. Thi
would do more to destroy the bol
weevil than anything that has evei
been done, anl would raise the price o
cotton to fifteen cents in less than thir
ty days. Then, let all the Soutbert
States do likewise and you would nol
only see a demand for cotton but t
rush for it. I know the time is short.
but it can be done. Let the Southerr
newspapers take it up, let the farmer
talk it and then let the Legislature
pass- the necessary laws, and we will
soon see the end of this depression,
Look at the grain farmers and learn v
lesson ! They rejoice while we mourn.
Our land will raise crtin, so plan1
grain and let us get 'long" on provis
ions and "short" on cotton, then voc
will be prepared to live at home
Would also suggest that the same
plan of "holding" apply to seed as well,
J. A. Sprott.
Sumter S. C.
Begin to Raise Hogs Is Expert's Advice.
Clemson College, September 14-Spe
cial: "All are agreed that the So':th
ern farmer must give immediate and
more attention to diversitied farming,'
is the statement of R. L Shields, head
of the division of annimal husbanary
and dairying of Clemson College. "It
is essential that our farmers grow more
oats, more corn. legumes, etc., along
with cotton. Live stock should not be
forgotten in this adjustment. Food
stuffs of ali kinds are rapidly increas
ing in cost and this' is especially true
"Why not prepare now for raising 3
few hogs? One or two brood sows with
proper care will give quick and profira.
ble returns on the smsil investment
required. A little of pigs can be de
veloped into splendid marketable bogs.
weighing 200 pounds or over at about
10 months of age. Concentrates, such~
as corn, cowpeas, soy beans, etc., are
essential in pork production. However,
grains are expensive. The amount of
concentrates required can be greatly
reduced and better results obtained by~
the use of suit able grazing cropa.
"D)warf Essex rape is one of the best
winter grazing crops for hors. Rape
should be sown during September for
early winter gra.zing. Sow in well pre
pared ground. Statble manure should
be used liberally. Sow about six pounds
of seed per acre. If drilled, four at
five pounds per acre are suticlent Un
der normal conditions the rape will be
ready for grazing withmn ninety days
and perhaps sooner. One acre of good
rape pasture will support, for approx
imately three months, from ten to fif
een shotes weighing from 75 to 100
pounds each at the time they are put
"One acre of good grazing crop, such
as rape, has a feeding value equal tc
that oif thirty to fifty bushels of corn
when grain is used with it Trhe graz
ing crop should be used to supplement
crn or other suitable grain. This is
especially necessary with growing pigs.
"The division of animal husbandry
and dairymng of Clemson College will
be glad to answer questions and furnish
available literature to those interested
in the subject of live stack and dairy.
To The Canning Club Girls of Clarendot
I am sorry that I have not
had the opportunity of becoming ac
quainted with each one of you during
The work for this season is nearly at
an end. I hope you have enjoyed it as
much~ as I have, though the weather
have been very hot at times.
This is the first year I have had any
thing to do with raising vegetables,
and I have found it very interesting.
from the time the little plants came up
until the time the fruit ripened. But
I think you all will agree with me that
the most interesting time will be whet
the cans are full-tho toma toes ald.
and the money comes in.
I enjoyed being at the canning dem
onstrations held at Trinity and Panola.
I hope you all have been interested
enough in the work to become mem
bers again next year. I am sure that
we could not find a better or more en
thusiastic organizer in the State that
Miss Richardson. 1 know we are all
proud of the work she has done. and
hope she will continue the work it
Clarendon next year.
We have recently had a very pleas
ant visit from her. While here she
told us of the part the Club Girls are
to take in the State Fair at Columbia.
I wish every one of you girls could bi
there and see Clarendon take all thi
With best wishes for all the mem
bers of the Tomato Club.
. Tipliaiue Burgess.
Sept. 10, 1914.
The revival services will continui
twice daily 10:30 a. m. and 8 p. m. un
tit further notice. Every one is invite<
to come out and hear Dr. Price. Ser
vices Sunday as usual. Sunday schoo
10:30 a. m. Morning services 11:30 a
mn. Evening service 8 p. m.
J. A. ANSLEY,
Sunday School 10:00 a. m. Mr. Jos
Sprott, 'superintendent. Public Ser
vices at 11:00 a. m. conducted by thi
pastor. Rev. George Pierce Watson
pastor. Theme: "General Rules fo
Christian Living." Evening service
recalled. Epworth League, 5 p. in.
'Te ptublic is cordially invited to al
G. P. WA TsoN,
Advocates 12 Gents Cotton.
Mr. Editor:--Will you allow me space
o in your valuab't, paper to express my
t views and make some suggestions to
o my brother farmers in thi, a time
o when there is no market for our cotton
crop. We have toiled hard and accord
- ing to reports have made a laree crop
e of rotton thisyear, and we are now face
v to fce with a condition that we have
,f never had to contend with before.
n When there is no market for our cot
3 ton, what are we as farmers going to
do about this matter? Are we going to
I sacrifice our cotton crop? I say no, no,
. with1 all iy heart, no. It has always
t been a mystery to me that the farmers
f have had no say so in fixing theiprice of
3 what he bad to sell, and now my broth
er fa:mer we have IO opportunity of
- placing a price on our cotton, the only
r ooportunity that we have ever had.
s Now let us fix a living price on our
5 cotton. Let us say that we will not sell
t for less than 12 cents per pound, and
b hold our cotton off the market. By
I holding we wili create a demand, and
the longer we hold the greater the de
niand. Oh, some one will say that I
am forced to sell and pay my rent and
other obligations. Well, my friends,
I how can we pay our debts when there
is no market for our cotton? Let us say
to our landlord and supply men, I am
ready to settle my obligations with my
cotton at 12 cents, and if they refuse to
accept the cotton as payment, store
your cotton away where it will not
d'amage until cotton will demand 12
cents. We see where our 'government
has been trying to formulate some plan
to assist the farmers in holding their
cotton, and what have they done, and
what are they trying to do? Nothing
that would amount to a row of pins to
the farmer. By their various plans the
farmer can only realize $40 per hale for
his cotto,, which is far below the cost
of production. It seems to me that this
is a plan to get the cotton out of the
farmers handi into the bankers and
speculator's hands. which is to help
I the farmer to sacrifice his cotton crop.
Why can't our lawmaking body make a
F law putting a stay on all debts until
cotton will demand 12.cents. It looks to
me like this is the *hing to do, if our
government wants to help the poor
farmer out of this trouble. As we all
know, when we purchased our guano
and supplies last spring, we did it with
the expectation of getting 12 or 15
cents for our cotton on payment of the
debt. Now let us pay.tbe debt with cot
ton at 12 cents or keep it until cotton
will demand 12 cents. We see where
some of our smarter men are advocat
ing the-calling of our legislature into
extraordinary session to pass an act to
prohibit the farmer from planting any
more than 50 per cent.. of the present
crop next year. I look on such a law as
unconstitutional acd don't think that
there can be a law passe-I tbat would
prohibit the farmer from p'auting just
what be pleases on his own soil, but I
zm satistied that the acreage of cotton
will be reduced to a large extent next
year, antdIamr.cf the opinion that is
the thing for us to do, if we ar. u. c ss
ful in getting 12 cents for this crop.
We all reatizi that if the European
war continues that vhere is a very dark
time just ahead of us financially, but
when I turn my mind back to the time
and the experienc-e that we passed
through from 1861 to 1864, when this
country was overshadowed with the
bloodiest war that America ever ex
perienced, wh-n all t.he men and boys
were unde-r arm. w the front and no
one at home but our mothers and sis
ter. to do all manuer of work, when we
could not sell anything we had, ano
could not buy an% thing that we wanted.
When we had.to teas our cotton and
pick the seed, spin the cotton and weave
into cloth to cover our backs, kill the
cows, skin of the hide and tan it and
cobble up something in the shape of
shoes to wear on our feet. When our
isters w7ore the homespun dress and
ade the corn shuck hats for Sunday
wear. When we had no style and young
ladies were the prettiest and fairest
that- the sun ever shown on in America,
and how we endured this oppresrsion
for a term of four years, and how did
we pass through this experience? Well,
I don't know, but here we are now
passing through another dark time
tinancially, but I am satisfied that the
Heaa of the Allwise Providence is
working and if we will only put our
trust in him we will pass through in
safety. Now let us bold our cotton at
12 cents and should we have any on
hand when the war clouds pass over we
will realize 14 or 15 cents for it.
Turbeville, S. C., R. F. D.
"Grow Oats" is Word Sent Over The State
Cle mson College, September 16.-Sne
cial: "Grow oats" is the advice that is
going out to the farmers of South Caro
lina from the extension division of
Clemson College. W. W. Long, State
demonstration agent and director of
extension of Clemson College, has dis
tributed - throughout the State 10,000
large posters which will herald forth
to the farmers of the Commonwealth
the opportunity in oats. This poster
"Attention farme- ! On account of
the European war the cotton surplus
means a decreased acreage next year.
"What shall take the place of cotton?
, "1. They require a minimuna amount
"2. Plenty of seed are available.
"3 If war continues, European arm
ies must have horse feed, and they will
have to pay our price.
-'4 If peace is declared oats will
furnish a large amount of vegetable
matter to be ploughed under.
"5. Oats will pave the way for more
live stock in the future.
"Seed oars in the Piedmont the last
of September, other parts of thbe State
in October. Oats sowed at these dates
Seedi oats and then seed Oats.
"W. W. Long,
* State Agent and Director of Exten -
Washington, D. C., Sept. 11, 1914
The Farmers' Union Com
mittee and members of Congress have
agreed upon the Henry Bill for the
Government to buy direct enough cot
ton to maintain the price at 12c for
middling at the primary markets. and
to hold the same until it can be sold at
Plans to prevent over production and
to provide for the redemption of this
cotton currency will follow.
After a careful canvas of the situa
tion I am convinced that we must con
centrate our efforts on the need of im
mediate Government purchases and the
legislation to secure it. Acreage re
duction will follow.
Get your friends at once to write to
President Wilson, Secretaries McAdoo.
Bryan, Houston, Burleson and others,
members of Congress, and particularly
friends in the North and West describ
ing the pinching poverty that we are
just beginning to feel the utter failure
of any bank assistance on a declining
-market; the cotton that will rot in the
fields for lack of means to pay for pick
ing; the paralysis of trade that will he
felt all over the nation; the demorali
zation of labor that will make tramps
and vagrants to the peril of our wives
and daughters, and anything els.e that
will help them to see the horrors of the
The urgency of the occasion will per
mit of co delay. You cannot all come
to Washington, but your letters will do
r almost as much good as your presence.
I have done all that mortal man can
do. You must come into the fight.
Pres. Farmers' Union and Membeg
A Call To The Farmers.
Piease publish th rolwin-r call f.
us. We want .very fLrmter of Claret
don who is interested in the marketin
or storing this crop, and the cuttin
down of the crop of 1915, to inet a
court house Saturday September 19Lh
at 12 o'clock. This meeting is of grrev
importance to the rarmers, and we be
you to lay down all other hus'ness an
be present. This call is issue-d by th
officers of the old Farmer's Uniou, an
while we especially urae all meu wh
have been Union men to he present
this is a farmers meetingv and al
farmers asked to attend. Tnis mean
C. ALLEN McFADDIN,
W. H. CASTINE.
W. W. Johnson,
Former Business Mgr.
Diarrhoea Quickly Cured.
"My attention was first called
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera an,
Diarrhoea Remedy as much as twelv
years ago. At that time I was seriou
ly ill with summer complaint. On
dose of this remedy checked the trout
ble," writes Mrs. C W. Fiorence
Rockfield, Ind. For sale by all Deal
SIMPLE UIR-4OR EVENEI
When Made Right Device Will Pul
3Ton Load Through Mud Holes
or Up 30 Per Cent. Grade.
I have a four-horse evener posseui
ng many advantages, writes Charle
'Fredericks of Freedom, Okla., In th
;Farmers' Mail and Breeze. A is I
.1%-inch gas pipe 5 feet 10 Inche
long, with a hole 7 inches from eac
end for brace rod, and two mor
boles 1% inches from each end fo
double tree clevises. B Is an ca
Explanatory Sketch of Evener.
block 18 Inches long, .5 Inches wid
and about 2 inches thick. One edg
Is hollowed out for the main tree an
the other Is rounded off to conform
with the brace rod. Holes are drille
Into the pipe near the center an
nails driven through them into th
block. O Is the brace rod of five
eighths-Inch iron, bent as shown, an
with threads cut in each end. Th
ends are put through the holes in th
-pipe and tightened up with nuts ux
til the pipe is slightly bent. Thi
holds the block tight at all times. Thi
last thing Is to cover the pipe, bloc]
and al with a plate of Iron bent ove
it and bolted or screwed down. Smal
doubletrees must be used. If mad
.right this evener will pull a three
,ton load through mud holes or uP I
80 per cent. grade. There are n
square comers, everything work
treely. and there Is no chance c
either team sbhrking.
Disposal of Manurn.
The most Important part of thi
stable sanitation from the other fel
lows's standpoint is the' disposal a
The liquid mnanure should be at
sorbed by the bedding and the bed
ding changed every day. The solft
manure should be cleaned up morninj
and evening and thrown in a flyproo
bor or vault. If possible, have I
hauled away daily.
Cutting O'ut t2ie Weidd,
If It is desied to make the p1la1
look tidy and neat and keep the
weeds from obtaining a more deter
mined hold, they should be cut at thi
earliest opportunity. A mower wi]
undoubtedly cut nearly all of them
A scythe w'll bp found necessary on13
to cut the weeds under the fencel
and In the corners.
cheap and Excellent. .
Afrelaked lime, freely dusted every
:where, is cheap and will destroy lice
gapes and the roup.
The lambs should havy. been doche
before this, but, if not,. he job shouki
be done at once.
Watching the New Horses,
Horse owners should be partien
ary watchful of new horses taker
into the stable, as they may have
mild form of glanders or farcy, botl
of which are incurable, deadly ani
extremely contagious to horses ani
to human beings as well. A horst
with a running nose may be as dan
gerous as a mnd dog.
Litter for Ducks.
Keep the litter in the duck house
dry by frequent changIng. The duc1k
are gi-eat mussers.
Don't Let Cows Dry Up.
Do not let the cows dry up on ac
count of short pasture.
is A Bad~ liabit
So Powerful it Shocks Liver And Leaves
Weaker Than Before. Dodson's Liver Tone
is Better to Take.
'Nearly everybody who has ever trie
calomel has found that it gives only
temporary relief. For calomel is sue
a powerful drug that it shocks an
weakens the liver and makes it I
able afterward to do its duty th;'i
the first place.
This is ode of the reasons v~hy Dick
son Drug Store guaranteve Dodson
Liver Tone to take the place of cak
mel. Dodson's Liver Tone is a pur
vegetable liver tonic that will cur
constipation quickly and gently. witi
out any danger of bad after-etTets.
is guaranteed to do this with a ca
tee that is sitnple and fair. I f you bu
a bottle of ~Dodson's Liver Tione !'
yourself or your childrer:. an~d dom
fnd that it perfectly take-4 ihe pke cc
calomel, than return to the sore wh-o
you bought it and get your inoney bar
with a smile.-Adv.
BUSINES S LOCAL.
T have on hand monevy s el
mortgages of rea! rntate. S. Qini
Itch relieved & M u' * ,*
ford's Sanitari' !.-. . '-~ .
Sold by Dickson D) ;'l. (' . en
.5or 0 doses 6t;I will bree any e
Feveli or Chills. Prie .. 25 eents.
Money to lend on RerI Estat c--App
to Chariton DuRant.
5 or 6 dosos 66t; wi:l brrak any ca
of Fever or Chills. Price, 25 cents.
* By HARTLEY B. ADAMS,
e Cicely French put down the doil
she was embroidering and turned I
0 the young man perched on the v<
I "It's no use, Peter," she said. "Yo
3 just waste your breath asking. I li
you awfully well-that goes withot
saying, or I'd never spend so muc
time with you. But as to marryin
you-no! You're too much of a child
you've never grown up. And on
doesn't marry children."
Peter Glover grinned down at he
with that great patience of his, -whic
at times she found most exasperatini
D "I am an awful kid, Cicely," he-cox
I fessed. "But that doesn't hurt mi
e does it? I read somewhere once tha
the sort of a man to trust was th
man with the heart of a little child.
"It makes you irresponsible, Peter,
said the girl quietly. "I couldn't ma
ry an irresponsible man."
Peter sat swinging his long legs an
"So far as money and family go, I'z
a good match-eh?" he asked a
"A perfectly good match, Peter,
she agreed sweetly. -
"And there isn't some other chap, I
there?" he asked.
"You know there isn't," she repliec
Again Peter cogitated.
"If I v;asn't such a frightful kid-]
B I was a little more responsible, as yoi
call it, not quite so light-headed an
a little less careless about things,
might just barely possibly have
show with you. Is that right?" he iz
"You might under thos4 conditions
but you never will be any differeni
Peter. You're so utterly irrespons.
"Say, would you put me on prob
tion for a year?" he asked suddenl3
"I will, for just one year," said shE
"But if at the end of that time yo1
haven't made good, you're never t
spesak of marriage to me again."
Peter let out a whoop, stooped t
brush her soft hair with his lips ani
went down the steps.
A. year went past, and when for st
whole months Peter had not faile
punctually to keep his appointments
Cicely began to think he was really h3
earnest at last.
It was a June day-just such a pel
feet June day as that one a year ag,
when he had urged his probation pE
riod upon Cicely.
"Tomorrow," said Peter, "the yea
is up. You haven't any excuse, nov
3 have you?"
"None," Cicely laughed softly.
e "May I bring you the ring-say a
1 three tomorrow afternoon."
"Yes," said she.
At quarter of three next afternooi
k she went out on the veranda to wal
for him. The minutes slipped pasl
; Three o'clock came, but with it ni
f Peter. Quarter past three, half past
And still he did not come.
Cicely took the runabout an,
whisked angrily out of the yard. I
g was all- one to her now whether hb
.came or not. This was the first ax
e pointment he had failed to keep In:
long time-but it would be the las
- with her. Ho was just the old irre
sponsible Peter after all.
F She was passing a farmhouse on th
5 outskirts of the village. Sh'e saw
! big black racing car drawn ,up to th
5 fence. It was Peter's ear. Then from
an apple treo near the stone 'wall sh
heard voices, two childish voices an<
another, which was Peter Glovers.
5 She slowed down the runaboul
> Through the thick foliage of the trne
- she caught sight of three figr.res ta
5 the branches, Peter Glover perche
I there with two thin-faced little girlh
-"And this," Peter was saylng, ind
cating a limb above his hea'd, "isath
I upstairs bedroom."
The runabout came to a full stop.
"Peter," said Cicely, "it's ftve mix
utes past four."
Peter snatched his watch from- hi
i pocket. He looked at it ruefully.
"Good heavens?" he said, a~nd alls
out of the tree.
"l--Id no idea it was so late," sal
he, coming out to the car, "and toda:
of 'all days! Of course," he fished 13
his pocket and drew out a small mc
rocco case, "there's no use oft'erini
-"None whatever," said she coldi3
L. "You're just the same utterly irre
t- Peter gulped.
I"I don't know how I came to sta:
Ihere so long," said he. "You sec
those two up In the tree are fresh-al
-kids staying at the farm here. Th
people in the house get $3 a wee:
apiece for boarding 'em. They don'
do anything else for 'em, but just fee
Sand house 'em.
I"They were sort of lost and frighi
ened out here in the country. The,
didn't know how to play, either. I'v
seen 'em as I passed In the car. S
~today I stopped just for a moment t
show 'em how to play house in a3
apple tree-just to make 'em a litti
happier and contented. They look a
if they needed it. I didn't realize
wa staying so long."
t He paused. half-ashanied. "Thi
Isn't an excuse," he supplemented.
Cicely leuned to!rard him out of th
car. She was exal~ing the third fit
ger cf her left har.:i to him.
S"Picase put i? --: ring on. Peter," sh
Ssaid softly. "'.::i ;:en help me int
the aippl re- 10 --e~u won't grow ul
n I'll grc' --Av2to2 .
(Ceryr :t M -'. -y McClure Newspape
DIzty Bilious ? Constipated ?
(e Dr. Ki:,trs N'x Life Pills will- cur
IOu. cau:'-e a healthy flow of Bile an
rIas voor S!omach and Bowels of wast
aerd fe-n: ening body poisons. The
are a' Torie to: your Stomach and Live
snid iur the 'general system. Firn
dswilcar-e you of that depresset
dizz, biliers~ and constipated cond
ktion, 25c. a:1 Druggist.-Adv.
BUCKNER & RUTLEDGE,
PINEWOOD, S. C.
eW\n"bueu of the Wou: Id.
. \!eets "n First Monday nights
maitng -3nvereiens invited.
At Prices Less Than UsuaL
We have just received a handsome line of pure
white Enamelware, our direct importation from Ger
e many. These goods were bought by us in March and
b left Gerany just before the war commenced.
Basin and Pitcher
b Something distinctly new in style, perfectly
White all over. Basin rolled rim, full. large
t and beautifully shaped.
Price, $2.25 Set.
I Enamelware Pitchers ---------------65c. to $1.65
Enamelware Saucepans------------ 35c. to 1.50
t Enamelware Plates, fine for Children loc.
Enamelware Mugs, regular 15c. kind.. loc.
Enamelware Chambers,look like China 60c. to 75c.
Enamelware Combinets, covered slop
jars ---- ...-------------- ---------- 45
Enamelware Chamber Covers ----.... -35c.
Enamelware Platters, large size.-----45c.
Enamelware Vegetable Dishes........... 80c.
The above are onlysome of onr New German Goods
in Pure White. We have a fine assortment of good values
in American Mottled Enamelware.
The MaInning Groery CO
THEDEVILS WG I
The wages of sin is
"The Gift of God is
through Jesus Christ
- MEET WE AT THE
Daily Services, 10:30
a. m. and 8:00 p. m.
. BE SURE TO HEAR
Dr. W. P. Price
AT THESE MEETINGS.
Give God A Chance.
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"Van Camp" Line
of Food Products, are as Fine as can
be had. Their qualities are dis
tinctive. We Stand be
hind Every Article
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" or Beechnut Catsup....... 15 & 35c bottle
" " Pork & Beans 10, 15, 25 can
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Van Camps Soups 10 about Varieties..........10 can
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