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AdVrtising Butes Reasonable
TBSAY; 1912.
Greenville now has near mud.
That must be awful mean
stuff the Greenville people drink.
It made horse run away not
iong since. Did it come from
Paris Mountain?
Factory Inspection.
Gov. 'Bleise has made much
ado about his economical ad
ministration. In his first mes
sage to the General Assembly
.he called attention a number of
times to various sum- which
had been saved to the people by
reason of his veto of certain ap
propriations. He laid special
stress and emphasis upon one
appropriation in particular, and
called attention to it not only in
his first general message but
sent a special message,and that
-was in reference to the factory
inspection law.
In 1909 the Legislature pass
ed a law providing for the in
spection of all factories and
other industrial plauts for the
purpose.of seeing that the laws
were complied with.
These inspectors were author
ized by law to enter all build
ings subject to the provisions of
the law and examine the
methods of protection from ac
"O-ei*qts,Ljhe means of escape
Zrom fire, the sanitary provis
ions and means of venlitation,
- and as to. the employment of
children and women. This law
provided for two inspectors to
be appointed by the Commiss,
ioner of Agrioultuxe and should
etch. receiue a salary of $1,200
and traveling expenses of not
more than $200 each.
th last session (1911) of
e ~m..&smbly an appro
priation was made to cover the
salary and expenses of this
department, but Gov. Blease
vetoesd it. That meant there
woald be no inspectors appoint
4d and no industrial establish
- ments inspected during 1911.
In his 25th message to the
General Assembly he gives his
reasons for his veto of this ap
propriation, which we here re
"Message No. 25. State of
South Carolina, executive de
'To the Honorable, the mem
bers of the General Assembly of
SState of South Carolina.
Gentlemen: When I vetoed
certain amounts fo: inspectors
at the last session of the general,
assembly, it was my intention
-t save this amount to the State
by having my 3tate and countyi
detectives do the -wrork that had
been provided for th~ese inspec
tors, but when various counties
refused to pay my detectives, of
course, this hampered me in the
d'scharge of my duties, but in
order to have this work thoro
onI appointed Col.
Leon M. re-asisspector,1md I
I herewith submit tco you his de-i
tailed report. I paid him for
this work $1,000. I am satis
fied that it was more thoroughly
done than if it had been done,
by inrspectors as provided for in
that act, and, it has been done,
as you see, at quite a saving,
for the two inspectors .would
have cost, for the year $3,400,
including their expenses, while
the amount mentioned here as I
paid to Col. Green covers salary
and all expenses, Col. Green,
having made his full report, re
tired from the service on Do-C
cemuber 31, 1911. . C
Very respectfully,
Cole L, Blease,
It has been stated that Mr.
*Green was employed for five
months for which he was paid c
$209per month or $1,000. This j
is at the rate of $2,400 per year i
for one man which is equal tor
the salary provided by law for
the two inspectors. How much
-work or how many mills Mr.
G*reen visited we do not know
and it is. probable no one elsei
knows except him. One thing j
is certain, however, he did not t
visit nor inspect the Cotton mills f
of this county. The Go'ternor a
takes sp~oial pains to commend t
Gen's work for he said il
"I sam satisfied it was more c
Sthoroughly done than if it had I
been done by inspectors as pro- c
vipIed for in that act." Let us.
see how thoroughly the work t
was done. Tt has been chariged a
in the press that, the report sub
mittsd by Mr. Green to Gov.
Blease. and by Governor Blease b
transmitted to the General As- '1
sembly, was largely made up of c:
clippings' from the report of f
-Commissioner Watson. Corn- f<
Sparison of the two reports have y
~been made and in many re- c<
spets they are identical, whch i
iows that the . information t
Iven by Mr. Green was not
ined by his personal inspec- c
on of industrial plants in-the c
ischarge of his duties but from i
acti goatherd by some one else. c
'urther, seeing the statement of E
he Govenor that this work had
een so thoroughly done by Mr
Ireen; the editor of thisk paper
,vishing-to know the extent of
iis work in this county and the
aumber of mills visited and in
pected by him while he was so
thoroughly" dofng his job at
$200 per month, addressed to the
supe! intendent of each of the
seven mills in this county the
following inquiry:
Dear Sir: Did Mr. L. M.
Green, the factory inspeetor
appointed by Gov. Blease, visit
and inspect your factory any
time during 1911? If so, when,
and how long did he stay? An
early reply %vill. be appreciated,
and your reply will be used for
In response to this letter, we
have received the following re
Dear Sir: Replying to your
inquiry regarding Mr. L. M.
Green, the factory inspector ap
pointed by Gov. Blease, will say
he did not inspect the Pickens
mill during 1911. In fact, if Mr.
Green has ever been in Pickens
I do not know anything about
t. The last inspector we had
to inspect the mill was Mr. S.
I. Sloan, and, as well as I re
member, that was during the
ummer of 1910.''
Yours respectfully,
John T. Abercrombie,
?ickens, S. C., Jan. 24, '12
Dear Sir: Your favor of this
late at hand, and in rep!y will
ay, L. M. Green has never been
iere. Never heard of him till I
read in The State that he had
one the factory inspection
vrk all by himself, and Blease
~id he had done a good job.
Ia! Ha!
Yours truly.
- F. Hamilton,
'~atecchee, Jan. 23.
Dear Sir: Replying to your
avor of the 23d, -addressed to
ur superintendent, would say
hat Mr. L. M. Green, factory
nspector, did not visit our mill
luring 1911.
Yours truly
Glenwood Cotton Mill,
.W. M. Hagood,
Dear Sir: Your letter of the
3d inst., sent to Easley and for
~varded here, making inquiry in
:egard sto what inspection, if
my, was made by Mr. L. M.
Ireen, received.
He never visited the mill at
ll, and all this talk of Governor
3lease in regard to inspection is,
my opinion, another one of
is halucinations.
Yours truly,
Easley Cotton Mill,
J. M. Geer,
It is very evident from these
etters that Mr. Green' failed to
erform a part of his duties in
ot visiting and inspecting the
ills of this county. We have.
even cotton mills, which em
)loy hundreds of bands, and
hese mills are among the best
nd largest in the State. But
loes Mr. Green know anything
bout them except that which
uas been told him by some one
Has he given the same "thor
pugh" inspection of mills and
~ther industrial plants in the
tate thzat he gave those of -this
ounty? It would be interesting
: know how many mills he did
isit and ins.,pect. If his work
as as "thoroughly done'' in
'ther parts of the State as in
'ickens county, ha had a de
ghtfully fat job at $200 per
onth, lying around Columbia.
Rural Police.
Representative McCravey has
ntroduced a bill in the house to
~rovide for rural policemen in
his county. We have not been
a'vored with a copy of the bill
,nd therefore (do not know lany- )
hing of its provisions. If it
i intended to create any new )
ffices or entail additional ex
ense on the taxpayers of the )
ounty we are opposed to it and
ope it will be killed. We are
axed now to the burden point )
d trust our representatives,
till not put any more on us.
Another reason why it should 1
e kiled is we do nc t need them J
'here is less lawlessness and )
ime in this county now and )
r the past several years than )
r many previous rears. L ast i
ear we only hadtwo terms of )
urt. The spring term lasted ~
m. days, half of which was ,2
aken up with civil matters.
t the Sunmer term less than
ne day was casumed and only
ne criminal mese was triedandd
n that case a verdict of not
ruilty was returned upon the
tate's testimony by instrution
f the judge without argument.
And we had no fall term -of
court at all. The Sherifi, Cons
tables and town policeman have
the situation well in hand and
have been'able so far to enforce
the laws. - The truth 14s their
services are rarely needed be
cause the people of this county
are law abiding and have leaz a-,
ed to behave themselves.
For Iahats auL ildren.
The Kd You RaIMAs ht
News the
Sgtnerew of
is by no mean6 a station
cry science. Wew facts
and methods are con
stantly being discovered
and used in up-to-date
Optical Establishicnts
Toric Or Wide'
Angle Lenses
are a recent mnvention
which add greatly to the
utility, besides making
a striking improvement
in the looks of glasses.
These superb lenses are
su ppCied at
Consulting Optomerist,
Masorc 'Temple,
Greenville, S. 0. ti
We have the Sale of
"Frost-Proof" C
These plants are gre
salh water, by the (*ee. L.
4owles, S. C.,'under the
a skilled plant grower, ai
count of ther elimalis loes
conlinuotis wind blowin!
preventing heavy white
Sthe winter, that they are
FROST-PR#OF pleant.
We have eontraeted
ple for a large quantity.<
will be in poiton Ie aup
We soioit the petroi
nors and ethers desiring
our prices besere orderin
We raake a spesi}by
eral publie with plank
Drop in and see us we
Wewant. youto vift e
where we have es disp]
Si Odds and Eads, such
SShoes,. Overalls, I
SLaprobes, and Mae
and by this we dei
we are jeIzg.te ot
20 Per
This discount will
Cloals, Men's and
Woolen ress GeV
Good, Clean Merch
show you the Larg,
Heuse Furnighisng
Furniture of every
Art Squares, Sewip
Call on us fr anyt
Clothing, hoes
Sole agents for Walk
Sewing Machinee, Chase al
re Sell Old C. M. I. Bilding
Columabia, January 24. The
gtate siaking fund commission
las decided to adrertise the old
ispeniary building for sale for
-period. of three weeks, and
han kr oc it down to the high
idder at-puhihc autioa, the
ye.4 prii to be Axed later by
he amens- Casrefra
abbage PlantsJ
ipecia wuprvi'len of
h1 frme *h. eseen,
~roet from ferming i
able to produos a
>f Ase plante, and
ply youir dmand.
~age of mnarket garde
lage quandies. Get
g from .lsewhere.
of supplying As en
or keme grdeing.
sy mnyunannuuu
Ls Ote rtce
erIS B Crgai TOe
ynd FehrnryO
Rot mean "cast sale" or ".ld stee sale," but
ter certain lites of the beast winter gods at
apply to Coats Suits, Ladies' and Childrea's
Seys' Overeats, Heavy Clothing and Reavy
Is. This will be a goed opportanity to get I
madise at close figures. r
MRIIED PEOPLE, we wish to say that we can U
est and best selected stock of Furniture and
in the County.
description and at all prices, Ruge, Matting ]
Lg Machines, Stores and Cooting Iteasils.
hing. We need, want, appresiate your trade.
Yours truly, d
,N ts and Gents' Furnishing Goods a Speeiaty.
Over Shoes, Hawes Hats, Iron King Steves, Nfew Home
,y Buggies, Mitchell Wagons and Mitchell Automobiles. k
Make Money[
Excelsior nittig Mills I
Union, Sout h Crolia
One Hundred Experienced or Inexperienced Perseos to Top, [Ki
Loop, Mend and to do Press Re. Finking leen and Geneal
Hosiery Mill Wc:k. Good Wages. See or Write to:
.1. H. V AU LT, Treae. & Manager
*arg ain House
Having pwrche~sed two stee~s of Mereban- d
dise ai greatly reduced prices, we hamve deeld- b
ed to give to the peple who trae in hadaw t,
bargains never before offered.
Beginning Thur. Jan. 18
we will sell all:A
sac Shirts for----------..9c
] $1.09 shi-ts for--.--..-----79c
l0c Hosiery.....---------7c
25c Hosiery--_-_----- -17
$i.8O @veralls........_.-- ..--79c
Men's and Boys' 15. C',lirs.-7c.
One lei Bey.' Clothing and worK
a Pa~nts at yoar own pIrioe.-a
50'c and 75c Cle'es --------- -----g
Hats for Everyd
$Ii.00 Hats.----_---------69c ti
Sr.50 Hats---- -------9Sc . u
$2.00 H ats__.- .....-.-----$1.i9 '
Dry Goods
7c Calicees--..._---4 1-2 -ti
cress Gtghn 10-12 -.....7c o
Sc Gag a e ..- ----- ....62C
Percales, 10-12 !4--...-----76 t
Oatig, 10-12 r-2c seogo at...--7c
10 and i2 1-2c Flannel 7c
S~c Dr ess Good s.---..----.....$e er
Sne lot Dress Lining, all solors, is
to go at ---S
We have a few Sweatera, and if
the size fits yes, tae~ it alead.
Shoes! Shoes! Shoes J
I have more shoes than I esna
ever wear out. If my price will
net sell then, your price ~will ac
buy them. All sizes and stylos. c
Watch the 3argain Counterfl
Specials every day A cemplete
line of Staple and Fancy Greeer
les at all times.
Yeurs for Desinoes-y
Bargain House
(Prkkly Ask; Poke Root and Potmi"m)
Prompt Powerful Permanent
Its be=e4ial of- Stubborn easse Good results are
iects arc isuay, Yield to P; P. P- Wtin-itcrc
fet very quickly when othegledi- yOU tostay-Curd
c=es are useless
Make raichle, pure blood-cleanses the outire
sycte - de.rate brain -strengihens digestign and nceves.
A pyie speci1e for 1Mood Pison and sia dis'eases
Drives out Mowmagam and a6epS ths Paia; .ndc Malria;
is a wncderful venic and body-buadec. Tkoutads endorse it.
Sold by Pickens Irvg G.
There is a pr -at deal of talk nor among the farmers of re
lucing the acreage of cotton and reducing the use of f er -
er acre on cotton. Their idea is to reduce the crop. iher
ras toe much cotton n ade last year to keep the prices up to- a
>rofitable basis, and one of he ways they have thought of to
educe the crop is to reduce the amount of fertilzer jper acre.
n this they are undoubtedly correct. Any man can certainly
educe his cotton crop it he reduces the amount of fertilizer he
ses to the acre. The only trouble is that he may -reduce it
tore than he wants to. That would be the Most effective way.
2 the world to reduce the cotten crop of the South, but for
ie fact that Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi Del
31, the lower part of Alabama use no fertilizer on their cotton.
he bulk of the cotton is made in that section, and if' you re
Mce the use of fertilizer under your cotton, it will not reduce
aeir erop, but it will certainly reduce yours. If they fi'd out,
, they will, that you have reduced the amount of fertiluzIr
er acre on your cotton, they will increase their acreage. They
an plant cotton out there in June and July and make a crop,
nd they will find out the situadion in this section by that time.
Fou know you can't make cotton without fertilizer,. and :they
now you can't make a living farming- here without. fertilizer,
nd they wiH take advantage of your reduced crop. Se, now,
you go ahead and redace the use of your fertilizer, you will
sake a great deal less cotton than you have been making, and
e boys out West will make more because they plant more.
To wil keep up the prices of eotten and they will
eli *o eetten. Tou will Ind yourself in the position of
mintaining prices and letting them de the business,
"hey will make the money. The writer has very little
mbition or disposition or inclination to maintain prices
ni let the other man do be business. Tt is against our
When your eotton isplanted 3 1-2 feet apart and 12
aehe. in the row, and say you use 600 pounds of 8-3-3
o the aere, a single plant gets only about one-thirtieth
f a ounee of plant feed, even if there is no fertilizer
ist by rain, or if the grass takes up none. Now, for
The Iand's Sake" don't reduee that. The only wonder ,
i when you think what' little cetten you would make .
rithout fertilizor, that the fertilizer you do use makes
cha great diference. SNrme farmers speak of cutting
h'e acreage and increasin~g the use of fertilizer to tlie
ore. la this way you, will make the greatest amournt of
eatten at the least expensej and this seems to be the ao
atien of the situation. Make every leek of cetton at the
east expense. Planrt ether things. Plant corn and fat
en hogs for tao market. The West has dlade a great
.al out of feeding corn to hogs and then marketing the
ogs.- Corn is very responsive to fertilization. We hear
good farmer say the other day that 500 or 600 pounds
ffertilizer to the acre was, he thought, an esonomical
ray of applying it to cotton, but that he thought a great
eal more than this could be used under corp. .It may .
o that about 600 pounds of fertilizer to the acre en cot
in is right in the present eondition of farm lands in this
ietion. Where lands are ik extra good condition, more
art'illzer than this can be ueed te advantage.
You knew the law of dimixishinag results comes iii.
.n extineer, by burning so much coal, can ruu hiz-4rain
3 miles an hour. ly doubling the amount of coal'-1 ---e
ses he can not run 100 miles an hour, bu~t say.65 or 70;
Se, in the present state of cultivation of the majori
r of .our farm lands, it may be that about 600 pounds to
1o acre is the right amount to use.
Where less than 600 pounds to the acre is used, it
Bbs as a stimulant and taked more plant feod from the
reind than it returns to it, and in that way your land
ins down. Where 600 pounds oranore to the aero are
sod, the ground receives more plaat feed from. the zrep
ian tae crop takes from it, and thus your landis built
p. As ear soils are brought to a higher state of eulti
ation, the mere fertilizer to the acre can be preitably : _
Seveni years ago, France used more fertilizer than the en
re United States. France is somewhat larger than the state
Geogia bt bingsover tiehy stted ndhaving so
any large cities and towns, there is less land in evitivation
an there is in Georgia. lIeving a large population and a -
mall area for cultieation, it is necessary for them te make large
ops, and they have long since-found out that to do this they
use fertilize heavily. Thie yield of cors, wheat and oats theyre
far in excess what it is here.
Then they use a higher grade fertilizer than we do. Tha~t
deae all over Europe where large crops are necessary. ThefJ
low it takes as much time and labor and expense to scatter
w grade fertilizer, and the results from a high grade f tilizer
Sfar superior to those of a low grade.)
Take, tor instance, I ? per ent. acid. Do you now ex
tly what 13 per cent. acid i.l A 200 pouad sack A 13 per
nt. acid is igo pounds of 14 per cent. acid and it pounds of
ier. Now, if you wast to spread ovtyor ferili er s thin
possible, use a ;iller. but use .your own. You /a get it out
your swamp lands, wods earth, and freei t)6 sand in the
ad in front of your house. If you wiint to e ' a filler, why
the name of the Farers Unio~ do yC on a t to buy it when
~u can get all yo~ ga ese, of a het:er g thaln you 'cn
ty, at practically rto -:Sf . -
Get a high grade feriie~r, a'd *t Watt to reduce it,
duce it with the filler yoi have sihiome. We are mwaking
gh grade goods this year, he.vily ammonated with tih
11 tell you why soon.
12 Vaudirer. Pres:- Aadersoia. S. C. . S. Yendier. M e

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