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Farmers Union Bureau
CONDUCTED BY S. C. FARMERS'
Address all communications intended
for this column to J. C. Stribbling,
Pondleton, S. C,
We arc pleased to receive the follow
ing letter from Mr. Williamson on his
stunting corn plan, and trust that some
of our Farmers' Union men will put
his plan through u comparat' 'e test,
which will remove all doubu> either
way about the plan. We have six
acres under comparative test after Mr.
Williamson's stunting process, and will
weigh the products and measure the
area by an expert from the South
Carolina Experiment Station:
Mr. J. C. Stribbling, Pendleton, S. C
Dcar Sir: The exhaustive and con
tinuous tests that you ask about in
your letter of 12th inst., to Dovesville,
I have not made; nor is it possible in
agriculture to tell positively which of
the many attentions given to a crop
has contributed most to the result.
This method I have advised tried on
only a few acres the first year, or until
one is familiar with its ways.
I feel that the results that I and my
neighbors who have adopted it have
obtained are sufficient to justify me in
recommending that it be given a trial;
if it is not satisfactory it need not be
followed again. A few acres will not
only be sufficient, but best for giving
This "strunting" is no new thing in
corn growing; and if I had expressed
it: "To so check and retard the stalk
growth, that there shall be neither
moisture or plant food wasted in its
production." Then numbers of farmers
would have recognized it as just what
they have been trying to do for years.
Many of them have planted both early
and late all of their lives to reduce the
size of the stalk, and they will tell you
that when young corn (not jointed) is
bitten by frost, the stalk will not grow
large, but that it usually makes better'
This plan is not so new to the farm
ers as the newspapers seem to think?
certainly not to the farmers about
here. It will need to be altered and
modified to suit different soils and spe
cial conditions, yet the general princi
ples are correct and will work great
benefit whenever the tendency is to
make stalk growth at the expense of
Experience and judgment are required
to give best results, and all who try it
may not succeed?certainly not the
first year. I trust that none will do
? worse than by the old method, and I
sincerely hope that it may give to all
who try it the benefit that it has given
E. M. Williamson.
Why Be Alarmed?
Some of our farmers seem to be a
little worried over this talk of the Eng
lish cotton spinners buying up some of
our Southland on which to raise cheap
cotton with the hope of driving us back
to starvation prices. And now, as The
National Co. Operator says, this move
ment on the part of the spinners would
be funny if it were not so ridiculous.
Yes, it is too absurd to even givo it no
tice. Hasn't this cotton scare-crow
been hoisted by those Engliah-Spinners
in Egypt, South Africa and almost
every other country where there isn't
snow on the ground 36*5 days in the
And what was the result? A feat
failure?just what will be over here
after they have tried it.
Wo will give the Englishmen the
credit of knowing how to spin cotton
after we of the South have grown it
for them, but when it comes to either
them or those Welsh or Belgians rais
ing the fleecy staple, they know noth
ing more about it than a hog knows
about politics. In fact if those Welsh
and Belgians are as lazy as some of
the emigrants who come here, they
will be too infernal lazy to keep off the
mosquitos down tlkese in Mississippi
and Louisiana much less trying to hoe
and plow cotton. No, those English
spinners arc sharp and they well know
that with crop-diversification the South
ern cotton farmer is just going to raise
cotton to supply the demand, anil with
organization, they are going to stand
shoulder to shoulder like men and de
mand a profitable price for that cotton,
and seeing that their scare-crow failed
to frighten, when so far from us, they
are now going to move it up a little
nearer. So, brother* farmer, don't be
afraid. It's the same old bunch of rags
tied on a little bit taller pole, and it
moved up to where they hopo we will
Stay in the buggy and just keep cool.
There's no danger in their cotton mule.
w. c. Casey,
Sec'y Five Forks Union.
When the baby talks, it is time to
give Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea.
It's the greatest baby medicine known
to loving mothers. It makes them eat,
sleep and grow. 35 cents. Tea or Tab
lets. Ask your druggists.
Piedmont Summer School,
LANDER COLLEGE, (1REENW00D, S. C.
"he official Summer School for teach
ers of Laurens County will be the Pied
mont Summer School to be held this
vear at Lander College in Greenwood.
The session will open on Tuesday, June
19th and close Friday, July 13th.
There is a faculty of eight expert in
structors under the supervision of Mr.
W. H. Hand, assistant professor of
Pedagogy of the University of South
Carolina. The courses are offered in
English, Mathematics, History, Geog
raphy, Primary Methods, Singing,
Manual Training, Physiology and Ped
Board may he obtained in the dormi
tories of Lander College at $12.00 for
A special rate of one fare plus 25
cents is allowed on all railroads.
All teachers of Laurens county are
urged to attend this school. Teachers
holding certificates are entitled to have
them renewed upon the satisfactory
completion of courses in the Summer
R. W. Nash,
County Supt. of Education.
June 5th ?td.
STATE CAMPAIQN ITINERARY.
Opens at St. George's June 19th and
Closes at I.aureus August I5tli.
St. George's, Tuesday, June 19th.
Charleston, Wednesday, June 20th.
Walterboro, Thursday, Juno 21st.
Beaufort, Friday, June 22d.
Hampton, Saturday, June 23d.
Harnwell, Monday, June 25th.
Hamberg, Tuesday, June 26th.
Alken, Wednesdoy, June 27th.
Edgelield, Thursday, June 28th.
Saluda, Friday, June 29th.
Lexington, Saturday, June 30th.
Columbia, Monday, J uly 9th.
Orangeburg, Tuesday, July 10th.
Sumter, Wednesday, July 11th.
Manning, Thursday, July 12th.
Monks Corner, Friday, July 13th.
Georgetown, Saturday, July 14th.
Kingstree, Monday, July 10th.
Florence, Tuesday, July 17th.
Marion, Wednesday, July 18th.
Conway, Friday, July 20th. #
Darlington, Saturday, July 21th.
Hishopville, Tuesday, July 24th.
Hennettsville, Wednesday, July 25th.
Chesterfield, Thursday. July 26th.
Camdon, Friday, July 27th.
Lancaster, Saturday, July 28th.
Chester, Monday, July 30th.
Winnsboro, Tuesday, July 31st.
Yorkville, Wednesday, August 1st.
Gaffney, Thursday, August 2d.
Spartanburg, Friday, August 3d.
Union, Saturday, August 4th.
Newberry, Tuesday, August 7th.
Greenwood, Wednesday, August 8th.
Abbeville, Thursday, August 9th.
Anderson, Friday, August 10th.
Walhalla, Saturday, August 11th.
l'iekens, Monday, August 13th.
Greenville. Tuesday, August 14th.
Laurons, Wednesday, August 15th.
Davis, Roper & Co.'s May-June Sale
is now on, and will continue for ten
days. They arc offering special induce
ments to summer shoppers. You will
lind lots of attractive values at then
store during this sale. You should in
The German Steamer, Soerabaya,
given up as lost months ago, has been
discovered frozen in the pack ice at
Nikalaiefsk, near Amur river. The
corpses of the crew of thirty men were
found completely frozen on board of
See Davis, Roper & Co.'s ad. ill this
week's issue. They are offering lots of
specinl values. Read the ad. and then
go to their store and see for yourself
what they are doing.
The Woman's Hoard of Foreign Mis
sions of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, has just assigned nine
young ladies to mission work in China
The Garner eight-hour bill for all
government contracts has been ordered
favorably reported by the house com
mittee on labor.
Chairman Shouts of the canal com
mission denies that he has any intention
CONGRESSMAN JOHNSON AT HOME.
Representative of the Fourth District
Spends Short Time in Spartanburg. <
(From Spartanburg Journal.) |
Congressman Joseph T. Johnson of
the Fourth District, was in Spartan- I
burg Sunday morning on his way to <
.!<? isville, where he made an address
at the unveiling of a monument by the j
Woodmen of tho World. After making
the address, which was in the nature, of |
a lay sermon, Mr. Johnson drove through
the country, returning to Spartanburg i
Sunday night. He spent Monday in this
city and returned to Washington arriv- '
ing Tuesday. He expects to remain in
Washington in attendance on the ses- 1
sions of congress until adjournment. |
The date for adjournment has not yet
been fixed, even approximately, and ,
nobody knows when it will be. It may
be as early as June 20 and may be late 1
as August. However, late it be, Mr.
Johnson means to remain in Washington
and attend to his duties until the close (
of the session.
Mrs. Johnson and children came home
with Mr. Johnson and they will remain
in Spartanburg for the rest of the year.
They are now making arrangements to
get located, Mr. Johnson having sold
his home on North Converse street a
short time ago.
Don't be fooled and made to believe
that rheumatism can be cured with lo
cal appliances. Hollistor's Rocky Moun
tain Tea is the only positive cure for
rheumatism. 25 cents, Tea or Tablets.
Ask your druggists.
Editor of The Advertiser:
Dear Sir:?Please announce in Tun
advertiser that a meeting of the Farm
ers' Union at Friendship will be held
next Saturday at 3 o'clock p. m., Jurie
9th. Hon. O, P. Goodwin will address
us on this occasion. Both ladies and
gentlemen are cordially invited to at
? Very truly,
T. Mc Roper,
June 4th, 1006.
New Cure For Epilepsy
J. B. Waterman of Watcrtown, ().,
Rural free delivery, writes; "My
daughter, afflicted for years with
epilepsy, was cured by Dr. Kings New
Life Pills. She has not had an attack for
over two years. Best body cleansers
and life giving tonie pills on earth. 2r>c
at Palmetto Drug Co. and Laurens Drug
Mr. M. F. Tighe, for many years a
popular newspaper man in South Caro
lina, and private secretary to the late
Senator J. L. M. Irby, is reported tobe
desperately ill at his home in Washing
ton, where he has been engaged in
newspaper work for the past several
What's the good of keeping from him
Any good things you may see,
That will lift his load of labor
Like Rocky Mountain Tea.
Ask your druggists.
This is the season for MATTINGS. We have them
We arc very anxious tojshow you our line of Furniture
and we will be pleased to have you call and examine
for yourself the many difierent patterns we are ofTer
ing. We have beautiful Bed Room Suits and Ward
robes; Dining Room Tables: Parlor Sets, Couches or
Sofas; Pictures for any and every nook; Window
Shades and Fittings; and many Odd pieces and Bric-a
Brac for Interior decoration. We ask that you see and
price the goocls whether you wish to purchase or not,
I See us Before you buy. We can Save Your Money
CAINE & PITTS
The just as good as ours is
not as cheap as ours.
Quality Tells?Our Price Sells
The just as cheap as ours
is not as good as ours.
DAVIS, ROPER & CO.'S !
May-June Bargain Sale .
that started Friday June 1st, is now going on and will continue for
Crowds of people visited our store Friday and Saturday and picked up lots of the specials we are offering
We still have lots left and it will pay you to come and investigate.
All goods marked with Yellow Remnant Tickets will be sold for Cash. All goods charged will be
charged at the regular price.
Standard Calico, 3cts.
Good yard wide Bleaching, 5cts.
Yard wide White Lawn, 5cts.
Sheer White Dress Goods,
Fine Sheer White Batiste HO Inches wide, the newest thing
in summer material for Waists and Suits. Remnant
sale price ------
12 1-2 cents Sheer White Lawn, 40 inches wide?Remnant
Sale prrico, -
Beautiful quality 32-inch ldia Linon, worth 12 1-2 cuiit.s to 15
cents Remnant Sale price -
30-inch Sheer Persian Lawn, sells everywhere for 15 cents
Remnant Sale price - - - -
Sheer White Lawn,
Remnant Sale price - - -
Dotted Silk Mulls in all the popular
colors?Remnant Sale price -
20-cent Mercerized White Madras, nothing better for Waists,
Remnant Sale price - - - -
One lot of fine Ginghams in full pieces, worth 10 cents ev
erywhere?Special Sale price. -
Big assortment of Fancy White Waistings in short lengths.
Remnant Sale price - - - -
Heavy unbleached Damask 70 inches wide, exceptional value,
sale price - .....
72-inch pure Linen Damask, full bleached, the kind that sells
everywhere for $1.00, sale price -
00-inch pure Linen Sheeting, regular price $1.00, Remnant
Sale price - - - - -
00-inch Linen Sheeting, regular price 85c, special Remnant
Sale price ......
Big assortment of Dress Linens in short lengths, all mi
special sale prices.
Yard-wide Bleaching, splendid quality for the price, worth
7c, Remnant Sale price -
Special price on 9-4 and 10-1 Bleached and Unbleached
Pig lot of Remnants in Cambric, worth 10c and 12 1-2 cts,
special for this sale ......
Skirts and Shirt Waists.
38-inch All-Wool Voile in colors, exceptional value, Remnant
Sale price, - - - - - - -
A big lot of remnants in Woolen Dress Goodn, Henriettas,
and other materials. All will be marked at exceptional value
Beautiful assortment of French Figured Organc.ies?Special
Sale price - - - - -
One lot of Cotton Voile in beautiful assortment of dress
styles, regular price 20c, Remnant Sale - -
Big assortment of Sheer Summer Dress Goods in a variety
of materials, regular price 25c, special for
One lot of Figured Organdies and Batiste in flowered and
dainty figured patterns, regular price 15c, special sale price
Big lot of remnants in Figured Lawns, special for this
Sale at ------- -
We have some exceptional values in Silks.
Bargains that you do not see every day.
36-inch Black Taffeta Silk, no better anywhere for $1.00, ~
Remnant Sale price - - - - - - Oxv,
27-inch China Silks in a)1 the popular colors, Remnant Sale t~\ ~
price - ? - - - -
One lot of Ladies' White Shirt-Waist Suits, special Rem
nant Sale price - - - ...
Ladies' Ready-made Lawn Skirt ac\~ zn. 4 _ r\f\
Waists, Remnant Sale price 4vC, OvC TO 3)Z.VV
One lot of Ready-made Wash Skirts in Blues, Grays, Blacks, all
will bo closed out a*, special Remnant prices.
Ladies' Black Satine Peticoats, st\ n
extra for the price, .... Ov C
Ladies' Black Satinc Peticoats, worth $1.25, special Rem- ao
nant Sale price ...... VO C
Big lot of fine Mercerized Satine <r 1 ~> r\ -> > r\
Underskirts, prices from 4> 1 .0" TO $0.4v
Big lot of Neck Scarfs, Neckwear and Belts in odd lots, all
marked at greatly reduced prices for the Remnant Sale.
Ladies' Handkerchiefs, Hosiery, Etc.
Ladies' pure Lim n Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, very sheer, ac _
at - - - - - - - UO c
Ladies' line Linen Handkerchiefs, Hemstitched, special rvo ?
prh 0 - U? C
19c to 39 c
36-inch White Habutai Top Sill s that will wash. Remnant
Sale price ......
27-inch Check Taffeta Silks in small, neat black and while,
navy and white, brown and white checks, Remnant
Sale price ......
20-inch Wash Silk:; in beautiful, assorted stylos, Remnant
Sale price ------
Black Taffeta Silk, 3l> inches wide, good weight, splendid
finish, Sale price ....
Ladies' plain black Hose, good quality,
Remnant Sale price
( liildren's heavy ribbed Hose, in small sizes,
Remnant Sale price
Big lol Ladies' Fancy Hose in odd lots, Rem
nant Sale price- ....
Special Ribbon Values.
F.xtra good quality in No. 40 all Silk Ribbon,
Hig lot of llowered Ribbons in a II widths, 4 i\~ 4/x zrt\ ,,
prices from ? OC io ov l
Towels and White Bed Spreads.
Big lot of Odds and Ends in Towels, all
marked down for this special sale.
One lol of Linen Huck Towels, special . ,
Remnant lot to go at I I C
Full sizo White QuiltS, special for this sale - - - qQ q
Extra values in White Bed Spreads, - - 98c to $3.89
Remember the date: Friday, June 1st.
Special RemnanL Sale of Odds and Ends in Clothing, Shoes, Gents' Furnishings:
Big lot of Black p.nd BCu?c Serges and
Worsted, better values than yvni can find,
$9.99 to $12U9
A big lot of Men's colored suits,
$4.49 to $12.49.
STRAW HAT VALUES.
A big lot of Straw Hats, slight
ly soiled, worth 50c to $1.50, 19c
Special values in other Straw
Hats 79c to $1.6(1.
SHIRTS AND UNDERWEAR.
Big lot of $1.00 Shirts, special
Negligee Shirts, worth 60c,
now 42c to 49c.
A big lot of Values that we
haven't room to mention.
ODD PANTS VALUES.
A big lot of odds and ends in
Pants that you can't match.
Watch for the tickets special
LOW CUT SHOES.
(Men's and Ladies')
He we have some odd lots of
Shoes that we will close at spe
cial prices, $1.49 to $3.99.
(Men's and Ladies')
Here we can save you money
Special price $1.19 to $3.99.
Out May-June Rciuiu mt Sale is a sale that will be worth your looking into. You will find lots of values in the most
seasonable goods, We have lots of Remnants and odds and Knds in every department of our big store that we
nrt; goin^ to close out and you must not miss this sale; you will regret it if you do. Head yourself
for our store and don't stop until yon get there.
Davis Roper & Co
Famous Outfitters for Mankind.