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Plowing im Green Crops.
The cheapest and most certain
way of improving worn out land,
says the "Rural Messenger," is to
1)ow in green crops to rot upon and
pulverize the soil. The process of
rotting acts mechanically as well
as chemically, and thus' the soil is
benefitted by the direct addition of
fertilizing elements, and by being
mide easier to cultivate. This
work may be commenced now, and
continued until frost, #r as long
as there is anything green to plow
under. Land that h.as produced a
good covering of grass may be de
tended u pon to produce a fair crop
next year, if all the grass is care
fully plowod in and rotted npon
the soil. If the grass were let
alone to die and decay on the land,
something would be added to it,
certainly, but not a tithe the ben
efit wonld be derived as is secured
by plowing and rotting the vegeta
ble matter in the soil. The fer
mentation produced by dceay of
green matter acts very favorably
on the land, pulverizing it, filling
it with life-giving nitrogen, and
making it soft and mellow for the
plow and the hoe. We believe that
it is this fermentation of green
stuff in the soil that makes the
plowing in of any green crop so
beueficial. The fermenting and
rotting process does more good to
mellow and enrich the land than
repeated plowings would do. This
is true whatever the kind of crop
or vegetatio turned. At the
same time it cannot be denied that
some green crops are far more ben
eficial than others for this purpose.
If the farmer can do no better, by
all means let him turn in the nat
ural vegetation that has grown on
the land. This is much better
than nothing. But wherever he
has the opportunity of doing so,
let him not fail to plant or sow
some special crop for this purpose.
The best that we know of, and
about the only one that would snc
ceed at this time of the year is, the
field pea. For medium or clay
lands there is nothin~g better, and
even the lightest land, where the
peas can be grown, is greatly ben
efited. Th'le black pea is perhaps
the best of all. It gives a rank
growth of vines, and grows rapid
ly soon Covering the ground with
its dense foliage. As we have done
every year for many, we urge far
mer friends to planlt and sow large
ly of the field pea. For market,
for stock, or az a green crop to ren
ovate the land, its merits entitle it
to high consideration. It may he
sowed any time in July. and will
be fit to turn in by the last of Sep
temDber. But if the seed cannot be
had, the farmer must employ some
other plant, as oats, millet, buck
wheat, or corn. And itf none of
these, then by all means plow un
der the grass and weeds that have
sprung up voluntarily on the land.
Anything grien that will ferment
in decay and rot quickly will do
gond. .It is an important link in
the system of farming.-Southern
Cultivator and Dixie Farmer.
-'lhe heart of a Greenland
whale is a yard in diameter.
A GrED NiCKEL LSHOVER.--Yes
terday evening a little after dark
M. R. Hubbard want into the store
of Frank Nicholls, and walking up
to the counter, presented wht at
first sight looked like a five dollar
gold piece. Mrs. Nickolls appear
ed, and Hubbard stated that he
wished to purchase five cents worth
of tobacco and secure change.
She took the coin in her hand and
showed it to her husband. She
then informed Hubbard, who was
an entre stranger to her, that the
money was only worth a nickel.
Hubbard expressed stirprise, said
that some one had givei the nick
el to him for a gold piece, and star
ted off hurriedlo, declaring that he
would hunt for 'the. man.' Mr.
Nicholls reported. the case to the
police and gave them a desription
of the gilded nickel man. officers
Keenan and Carter heard that Hub
bard was in the West End. On
reaching Augusta street near the
C. and G. depot a man answering
the description given was observed.
ofller Knenan was told by Zion
Collins that the man they were
watching had tried the gilded nick
el on him. By this time the 'nick
el gilder,' had begun to retire, but
Officer Carter succeeded in catch
ing him before he had gone far.
As the officer closed on him he let
six gilded nickels fall. le also
had a Confederate bill on his per
son. The officers brought him to
the station where he was soon% af
terwards turned over to United
States Debuty Marshal King.
Hubbard says he iis from Walhal-t
Ia and contends that lie got the
nickels from some one ii this city
in good faith believing themi to be
gold piaces. It is understood that
Hubbard las a partner named
Graham, for whom the officers are
on the lookout. As is well known,
the gilded five cent dodge is quite
tin old one, and is tso easily recog
nized im most cities for successful
practice.-Daily News 9th instant.
TiE CROPS IN TUE STATE.-The
reports of the correspondents of
THlE NE~Ws AND COUIER~ gi ve clear
and trustworthy account ofthe con
dition~ and prospects of the crops in
It is a highly ffattering exhibit of
the work of the farmers of South
Carolina who, im spite of the dliffi
culty in obtaining truistwor'thy Ia
bor', have brought their broad lands
into excellent condition and, with
average weather, arc sure to have
There is,however,room for other
crops than corn, rice and small
grain. Tobacco can be grown in
South Caiolina as in the adjoining
State. The plant which makes
North Carolina rich would certain
ly add to the wealth of the Palmet
to State. Who will be the pio
neers in reviving tobacco planting
in South Carolina?-News and
---rhe principle gateway of Al
lahabad is thickly studded. nithi
horse-shoes, supplosed to. be the
offerings of travellers.
--A great financier is a thief
who succeeds. A thief is a great
financier' wlbn ro
TVote for VVhc
But when in need of Pure OLD R
key. EACH or"APPLE and FREr
GER BEER, PORTER, &c., come,
&Fr Orders from abroad pro
THE ONLY TEN-PIN ALLEY in
FOR THE NEXT FORTY DAYS
ROBINSON & WYATT
EASIEY, S. C.
Will sell at the LOWEST tig'ires,
the remainder of their Fall
and Winter stock of goods,
1 Ilard ware, (1 roceries,
UId Grocers Drugs, in order to make
room for their
We keep constantly on hand a full
line of choice Groeeries. TobaCo, &C.
Give us a call and we will be sur e
to sell to you if low ipeews are de'ired.
for the working cla's.
C)11.11) Send It) cents for
postage.:lnId we will mail you free a
royalvaluiahle box of sa. imple rrood sthat
will put you in the way of mna ing more
money in) a few (ays than yon ever
bought possible at. any business.Capi
'al not required.We will start you.You
'%an work all the time or in spare time
mly. The wvork is umiversally adapted
o hoth sexes.youfg anid old. You can
'asily eari from 50 cents to $5 everv
svenling ''hamt all who want work may
test the busiIness, we make this unipar
illeled offer; to all wi ho are not vell
4atistied we will senld $1 to pay for the
.rouble of w:-iting us. Full partiCtlars.
riirectionls,ete..sen t free. Fortunes will
be nMnul by those who give their whole
time to Ohe work. Greoat success ahso
I utely sure. Don't leklv. Start now
Address STTNSO)N & CO.. Portland
Maine. mav 23 1v
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C. P. RUNION,'
Easley, S. C.,
Still "Tha~ L eader or to wv Prices
H1AS A MAGNIFICENT LANE
just received. While shoppig in E as
ley, don't fail to call on hin, and he
will sell you 'at prices to suit the CLosE
rJMrs8. lHe Is also the Agent for the
SEA FOW GIU A 10
Also, Russell Cocs Dis
solved Bone Acid Phos
ph ate and Premiumn unan o.
Give him a trial on thle Sea LFowI
IRUAN() and make a balin of cotton t~o
C. P. RUNION.
Fe b. 298mi
atd receive free a costly box. of goods
which wvill help) you to more moniey
right away than anything else in this
worldl. All .of either sex,succeed from
first houri. The broad road to fortune
01pens before the workers, absolutely
sure. A t once address, 1IT UE & Co.,
Augusta. Maine. may 23 1v'
WILLE, S. C.
-E and MOUNTAIN CORN Whis
(H Brandies, WINES, A LE, LA
or send your Orders to
Greenville, S. C.
mptly filled, and solicited.
the City. aug 15
J. H. WHITNER, C. 0. ROlIINSON,
Greenville. s. C. Pickens, S. (.
WHITNER & ROBINSON,
I&Vom-Rp .1 Tum ..
Pratetices in the State :id
U. S. Courts.
Prompt Attention Olien all Buisi.
tes8 entrusted to -them, and your fa
rors Solicited. sep 5 1 y
M. F. ANSEL. .J. If. NEW PTON
Greenville, S. G. Pickens S. (".
ANSEL & NEWTON,
Attorneys at Law,
PICKENS C. I., S. C.
feb 29-t i
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J. T. NIX, J. J Nix,
Greenville, S. C. Ilampto), S.c.
Nix & Nix
Attorneys and Connsellors at Law.
PICKENS C. I1., S. V.
Will practice in all the Courts of the
State, and of the United States.
All business shall receive prompt
G We. W. TAYLOR, jae ANFAP. C A
TAYLOR & CARY,
.A.ttor.ey7s at Law,
PICKFNS C. 11., S. C.
ADAM C. WELBORL,
Counsellor at Law,
GRE ENVILLE, S. C.
Tr a cices in the State anJd
Offiee in1 Cleveland Block, over lsaae
W~ell' Clothing House.
A. BLYTHE. W. D). MAYFIELD.
BLYTHIE & MAYFIE LDI
COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
Trctices in the .State and
Ui. 8. Courts.
Promapt attention to all buiness.
Office in Law Range.
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t1~tJUfit free.Pay absolutely sure.
No risk. Capital not required. Reader
If you want business'at which per sons'
of either sex, young or old, cani make
great pay all the time they work, with
absolute certainty, write for particula rs
to ii. HALrLETrT & (Co., Portland, Me.
S., XC. S2>TIDEEE.,
Watches, Clocks, Jeweb'y,
REPAIRING A SPEJCIATJTY.