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STATE AGENT OF
tion Work to be Done.
AGENT LOCATES HERE
Mr. J. M. Jenkins Tells of (he Govern
ment's Plans In Conducting Prac
Mr. J. M. Jenkins, recently appoint
ed State agent for the co-operative de
monstration work which the United
States government proposes to carry
on in South Carolina under the special
direction of Dr. Knapp, the famous
agricultural expert, has established his
headquarters at Laurens, which is
about the center of the Piedmont coun
ties in which demonstration work is to
bo instituted during tho coming year.
Later, every county in the State will
bo included, for it is the purpose of tho
government to have demonstrations
within easy reach of every farmer in
South Carolina. ?
Mr. Jenkins is quite a young man for
so responsible a position, but ho is a
graduate in agriculture of Clemson Col
lege, and since 1905 he lias been in
charge of the college experiment sta
tion at Clemson, and more recently of
the Coast Land station, near Charles
ton. He was recommended to Dr.
Knapp by Director Harper, of the
Clemson College agricultural depart
ment. Mr. Jenkins is a native of Col
In Bpeaking of the government's
plans, Mr. Jenkins said:
"The idea seems to havo gotten out
that the co-operative farms are to be
used for experiments. This is a mis
take. Experiments are made directly
by the Department of Agriculture and
at the various State institutions. The
co-operative farms will be used to de
monstrate to the farmers the advant
ages to be obtained as a result of cer
tain agricultural methods which experi
ments have proved to be superior to
the other methods of farming. The
idea is to give the farmers the benefit
of the information acquired through
experiment work. It can be seen at a
glance that this is the real mission of
the State Agricultural College and the
Federal Department of Agriculture.
"Dr. Knapp hopes to secure at least
ono hundred progressive, well-to-do
farmers in each county, and more if
possible. To these farmers the govern
ment will supply the best seeds in va
rieties likely to produce the most satis
factory results in the soil used. From
time to time suggestions will be offered
by the government's agents as to the
proper method of tillage, cultivation,
etc., the quantity of fertilizer to be'
used and the adaptability of the soil to
"The farmers carrying on the co
'operative work will be put to no addi
tional expense, and will not only be
aided by suggestions from agricultural
experts, but will be supplied with the
best of seed. Of course only a portion
of each farm will be devoted to the
"In addition to the co-operative
farms there will be special demonstra
tion farms near the larger towns in
each county, upon which the govern
ment will grow suitable crops accord
ing to the department's methods. These
farms will always be open to inspec
tion by farmers in the vicinity.
"These demonstrations will be car
ried on under the supervision of the
county and State agents. Several
county agents will have already been
selected, and others will be announced
in the course of a few weeks. The
State agent is to have charge of the
demonstration and co-operative workfjin
Laurens and Greenville counties.
"What Dr. Knapp is preparing to do
in South Carolina is being, or will be
done in other States. I shall be glad
to communicate with any farmer in the
State who desires to co-operate with
the government along the lines sug
gested. The work is of the utmost im
portance to the farmers of the State,
and I hope that they will see the ad
vantages to be gained by joining with
the department. I shall be glad to fur
nish any information desired, and my
address will be Laurens, S. C."
In the following words Dr. Knapp
outlines in a circular his general plan:
"The object of the Farmers' Co
operative Demonstration work is not
only to place a practical object lesson
Illustrating the best methods of pro
ducing standard farm crops before the
farm masses, but to secure their active
participation in such demonstrations to
an extent that will prove that the aver
ago farmer can do better work, and
will do it if properly approached. These
demonstrations must show that better
and larger crops can be raised on the
average farm, and at vastly greater
net profit per acre. Incidentally, they
are designed to prove that there is no
necessity for this widespread deteriora
tion of the farms and the general pov
erty of the masses on the farms. Like
all great reforms, this demonstration
work cannot be done for the people to
bo benefitted, but must be done by
them to be effective. The sick man
must take the proper medicine to effect
a cure; it will not do for his neighbor
to take it for him.
"The remedy for poverty of the
1. Better tillage of the soil.
2. Rotation of crops and soil reno
vation by the uso of legumes and win
ter cover crops (oats, wheat, etc.)
3. The judicious uso of commercial
4. Greater care in selecting and
5. The use of more horsepower and
6. The raising of more and better
7. Keeping an account of the cost
? of farm operations."
Tiial Catarrh treatments are being
mailed out free, on request, by Dr.
Shoop, Racine, Wis. These teats are
proving to the people without a pen
ny's cost?the great value of this scien
tific prescription known to druggists
everywhere as Dr. Shoon's Catarrh
Remedy. Sold by Palmetto Drug Co.
Before selecting your Christmas pres
ents be sure to see our line of useful ar"
ticles for the home.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
DR. ADAMS IN CHARLESTON.
Preached Thanksgiving Sermon at First
The News and Courier of Friday con
tained the following account of Dr.
Ada ma' sermon, delivered in Charles
ton on Thanksgiving Day:
''One of the many interesting Thanks-1
giving sermons delivered at the various
churches yesterday was that delivered
at the First Presbyterian church by the
Rev. Robert Adams, D. D., president
of the Presbyterian College of South
Carolina, at Clinton.
Mr. Adams is a noted divine, and the
large congregation that heard him "were
greatly impressed with the words of j
wisdom to which he gave expression. I
His text was Ps. lxvi. 4: 'All the earth
shall worship Thee and shall sing unto
Thee; they shall sing to Thy name.'
"In substance the speaker said that
God desires His people to be grateful,
as is shown by the thank-offering which
was one form of the peace-offering.
There was great pathos in the question
of Jesus when Ho had cleansed ten
lepers and only one returned to give
thanks: 'Where are the nine?'
"The text declares God's will that
all the earth should give Him joyful
worship. As a part of His people we
should conform to this expression of
"We are to sing His name. The name
of God is that by which Ho reveals His
character to us. In comforting His
Israelitish people, Isaiah was made to
ask: 'Hast thou not known?hast thou
not heard that the everlasting God, the
Lord, (i. e., Jehovah), the Creator of
the ends of the earth, fainteth -not,
neither is weary?' namely, in His care
of His people.
"His threefold revelation of Himself
gives us ground for abundant thanks
giving. He is the Eternal One, infi
nitely removed in power from all crea
i tures. He is the self-oxistent, inde
pendent one Jehovah, tho I Am. He
is the covenant-making one. He is tho
omnipotent Creator. When we look to
Calvary, and there behold all His glor
ious attributes suffused with love to
man, how can His people fail to sing
songs of praise to Him?
"This day is one of national, State,
municipal and personal significance.
Each individual Christian may rest with
devout thank fulness upon the assur
ance that 'all things work together for
good to them that love God ?to them
who are the called, according to His
"As citizens of Charleston and of
j South Carolina, many things for grati
tude to God may be found. Our nation j
is being tried now by prosperity, which j
is, in some respects, a severer test than
adversity. We may thank God for what
He has permitted us to enjoy, and we
should pray that the evils attendant
upon prosperity may be averted. The
increased interest in collegiate educa
tion is one of the hopeful signs of the
times. We should pray that it may be
sanctified to the glory of God and the
good of man.
"It was very pleasant to find in the
Ritual of the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution a distinct recognition
of Christ as the Son of God. The na
tion is safe so long as its mothers are
loyal to Christ."
Came Too Laie.
We regret that a communication urg
ing the people of the county to respond
to the call of the prohibitionists for a
meeting on the 12th of December ar
rived too late for publication. Anyone
wishing space in the paper should send
in the matter on Friday or at the latest
Saturday. Advertisements take up the
time of tho printers on Tuesday.
The trial of Rufus Williams, the Co
lumbia man who was charged with ieb
bing Mrs. Sallie A. Gibson, also of Co
lumbia, of $G1,000, and assaulting her
with fire arms, was concluded in San
Antonio, Texas this week and the jury
after remaining out the time required
by law failed to agree and a mistrial
was ordered. The jury stood 11 to 1
Drums, horses, banjos, mueical
toys, false faces, rattlers, checker
boards, Japanese lanterns, dolls,
pictures, tea sets, toy guns, post
cards, post card albums, autograph
albums, combination dressing cases,
Gent's traveling cases, military
brushes, hair, tooth, nail and clothes
brushes, children's sets, toy pianos,
pockets knives, fountain pens and
other articles too numerous to men
A beautiful line of genuine Cut
Glass. Latest designs. Prices
DR. B. F. POSEY
Laurens, S. C.
KILL the COUGH
and CURE the LUNGS
?? Dr. King's
FOR f^?PSI18 rfXfti
rUll ^^OLDS Trial Bottle Free
1 AND ALL THROAT AND LUMP TROUBLES.
OH MONEY REFUNDED.
Tetter, Salt Rheum and Eczema
Arc cured by Chamberlain's Halve. One ?Milien
tiou relieves the itching and burning sensation.
N. B. Dial, President, Chas. H. Roper, Cashier, L. G. Balle, Jr., Asst. Cashier I
C. E. Kennedy, M. J. Owings, J. W. Copeland, C. H. Roper, S. M. Wilkes,
R. L. Gray, W. J. Fleming, R. L. Walker, N. B. Dial.
Saving Has Been the Saving of I
Many a Man. I
And the rainy day?sickness and lay-offs are pretty certain to occur in the
life of every man. It is THEN the SAVINGS ACCOUNT is a good thing in
Start "Yours" Today
We pay 4 per cent in Savings department and 5 per cent on Time Certifi
cates. Small accounts just as welcome as the big ones. We treat all alike?
courteously, carefully, pleasantly.
The Enterprise Bank
Laurens, S. C.
Mararaaramiwjtmvithi m? mm ?. -
Dil. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice In all State Courts
Prompt attention given to all business
An Unfortunnto Interruption.
"George was Just going to propose
to 1c last night"
?'And what happened?"
"A tire blew up, and then he couldn't
think of anything als?."?01oT?land
The sacred crocodiles of Mgypt were
burled with her proudeat king*.
M OLLI ST El It'S
ttoiky Roontain Tea Hngg?$s
A Bisy Medicine for FJuty People,
Brlnst Qofdc. Mjalth and Renewed Vigor.
A apwlfle for Constipation. Inrtlionion, TylTor
?nd Kldnwy tremolos, iMmplns, Rozemj, Irnpnro
Mood, UpA Bronth, Slntrclsh llowtln, flandaohc
and rvioriaolio. im nooKj" Mountuln Tc* In iah
tet, form, 85 omits n box. Qenulno made by
noiiU.TrxR Dnoo Company. Madison, win.
OOLDEN WUGGF.T3 FOR SALLOW PEOPLE
At a fancy dress ball for children a
policeman was stationed at the door
and was instructed by the committee
not to admit any adults. Shortly aft
er the beginning of the ball a woman
came running up to tho door and de
"I'm ?orry, mum," replied the po
liceman, "but I can't lot any one in
"But my child is dressed as a but
terfly," exclaimed the woman, "and
sho has forgotten her wings."
"No matter," replied tho policeman;
"orders is orders, so you'll have to let
her go as a caterpillar."?London An
By virtue of authority given us under
the wills of Nancy Walker and Leah
Walker, deceased, we will sell at public
outcry, to the highest responsible bid
der, at the homestead of the said Nancy
Walker and Leah Walker, near the res
idence of Joseph P. Simmons, in Sulli
van township, Laurens County, on
Thursday. December 19th, 1907, at tho
hour of eleven o'clock, a. m., tho fol
lowing described real estate: All that
tract, piece or parcel of land situate,
lying and being in the County of Lau
rens, in the State of South Carolina,
containing fifty acres, more or less,
bounded by lands of E. E. Simpson and
tracts Nos. 1 and 2 of the lands of Nan
cy and Leah Walker, being tract No. ?1
of lands of Nancy and I.cah Walker.
Terms of Sale: One half cash and the
balance payable in twelve months from
day of sale, credit portion to be secured
by bond of purchaser and mortgage of
the premises sold, with leave to pur
chaser to pav entire bid in cash. Credit
portion to bear interest from day of
sale at the rate of eight per cent, per
annum. A cash payment of not less
than fifty dollars will be required of
purchaser at time of sale as an evidence
of good faith. If purchaser fails to
comply with terms of sale, premises
will De resold on the same or some sub
sequent day at risk of former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for papers. A plat
of said land can be seen by calling on
Jos. P. Simmons.
JOSEPH P. SIMMONS,
JNO. L. REDDEN,
Executors of the wills of Nancy
Walker and Leah Walker, deceased.
With a splendid assortment of seasonable goods. Here you are sure to find something to please
everyone. By shopping early, you avoid the crowds and have largest and easiest selection. You
save money every time you buy from us, because we make it our business to always give best
A Dream of Dress Goods.
Yes, you can easily imagine you arc dreaming
when you see our display of Dress Goods, but you'll
wake up when you hear the low prices. Here you
will see all that is new and beautiful, as well as pleas
ing staple patterns. The prices will interest you be
cause of their reasonableness.
TAFFKTA SILK in brown, navy, black and
garnet. Best quality for $1.25 yard.
TAFFKTA SILK; an excellent grade in black,
navy and brown #1.00 yard.
FANCY DRESS GOODS REDUCED. The
season's leading patterns and weaves, regular 85c
goods reduced to 68c yard.
COTTON SUITINGS BELOW VALUE. At
tractive plaids. Were good values at 20c, now reduced
to 13c yard.
Save $2 to $3 on
Ladies' and Childrens' Cloaks
This big lot of Cloaks has just been received*
having been bought way under value. We are al
ways looking for bargains of this kind as they make
friends, and considered ourselves lucky when ibis lot
was offered. They arc in loose, scnii-and tight-fitting
styles and of high grade materials; many lined through
out with satin. Tailored in a superior manner and
handsomely trimmed with braid. The prices do not
cover the cost of materials and making. Better bar
gains'cannot be had. You save #2 to #3 on every
garment/ Don't fail to see these wonderful values.
Prices 5.00, 7.50, 10.00 and $15.00.
Ladies' Stylish Tan Shoes.
Tan Shoes are very fashionable this sea
son, the demand having been beyond all ex
pectations. We forsaw the trend of fashion
and bought a large stock, which, in spite of
tremendous sales, is still complete in all styles
and sizes. The Golden Brown leather with
high vamps is most popular. Prices $3 to $3.50.
Ladies' Silk Hose.
This is a gift one lady can give another.
Silk Hose in a great number of fancy and em
broidered designs, and plain, black, blue and
pink. They are the highth of style, and will
surely please your sister, daughter, mother or
chum. Moderate prices for the'qualities, 1.00,
1.50 and $2.50 pair.
Facinators and Shawls
We offer a magnificent line of beautiful Facina
tors and Shawls. They're in all plain colors and
white, also many delightful fancy designs. vSomehave
fringed edges. You cannot make a mistake in giv
ing them as every woman can use a Facinator or
Shawl at all times. vSomc remarkable values at
from 25c to $2.00.
For Men and Boys.
The standard of excellence of our clothing is the
highest attainable. The materials are the best, styles
are the latest, tailoring is perfect, and a good fit is as
sured everyone. We show an assortment right now
that would be creditable at the beginning of the sea
son?it's just our way; we have built up a reputation
for doing things right; and always keep a choice se
lection on hand. Our prices constantly attraet at
Nobby Neckwear for Men, Mufflers, Handkerchiefs.
Many men come into our store with no thought of buying neckties, but when they see our
delightful display, they get interested, ask for prices, see they're reasonable, and buy. They
.ust can't resist the charm of the patterns, colors, and low prices
25c, 50c and 75c.
Silk Mufflers make pleasing gifts. We have them in
white, cream, black and colors 75c, 1.00 and $1.25.
?Silk Handkerchiefs, extra good qualities, with and
without initials. Good Xmas gifts 50c, 75c and 01.OO,
J. E. M1NTER & BRO.
The Reliable Store.
They Ar? Uaeful Wall Grand
When an Iceberg is launched upon
its long journey lta bottom parts are
barnacled with sand, bowlders and
other detritus gathered from the land
surface over which it has made lta
tedious march to the sea. This burden
Is gradually cast off as it melts wbllo
drifting down along our continental
As a result of the deposits thus made
through countless centuries, combined
with the products of erosion carried
seaward by the rivers, the sea bed for
many wiles oil shore has been gradu
ally filled up, creating those vast sub
merged plateaus, known as "banks,"
which extend from Labrador to tho
bay of Fundy and form the breeding
grounds of Innumerable Bhoals of cod,
herring and other valuable food fishes.
Iu this way the bergs have performed
an economic service of incalculable
value, laylug the foundation for on? of
tho world's most Important productive
industries and affording a means of
livelihood to those hardy bends of
"captains courageous" who ?ach yeur
reap the harvests of tho sea.
Tho hergs serve a furthor economic
purpose In that to their tempering in
Quences aro largely due the climatic
conditions prevailing over a great part
of the Interior of North America.?Al
fred Sidney Johnson in tho World To
A Story of Bunion, tho Great German
In the autobiography of Sir Ilonry
ltoseoo thero Is a capital exauiplo of
the absentmlndedness of Bunsou, tho
great German scientist.
He had had his evening clothe* put
out that he might attend a card party
to which he had been Invited, but for
got all about It until the next morning,
when his man pointed out that the
"veiling clothes had not been worn.
And then he remarked to himself, "I
know what I'll do." That evening he
put on his dress clothes, went to the
lady's house at the appointed time and
walked In ns If It were the day upon
which he had been Invited. The hOBt
ess, much too polite to tell htm that ho
had mistaken the evening and that the
party had taken place on tho previous
night, sent to her friends asking thorn
to come In to play a rubber again.
They did so. In the course of the even
ing the conversation turned on absent*
mindedness, and Bunseu began to tell
them what had happened to him a
long time ago?how that he had for
gotten an Invitation and how he had
made up his mind to p> the next night
?and thus he told the party the whole
Btory, forgetting altogether that he was
giving them an account of what was
happening at the very moment.
Brought to Torma.
Ill the Drnyton household It Is said
that tho father of the family has a
way of presenting alternatives to his
children that uever falls to bring them
into 11 .
"I wish you would speak to Bobby,"
said .Mrs. Dray ton one night. "I've
told him to take his medicine and then
jump into bed, and he won't do it. He
just Imps around aud says ho doesn't
want to take the medicine and ho
doesn't want to go to bed."
Mr. Drayton stepped to the door of
Bobby'8 room and stood there, tall,
grave and Impressive.
"Bobby," he said firmly, "if you don't
take your medicine at once and then
jump Into hod you will be put to bed,
do you hear me, put to bed, without
having your medicine at all."
Upon which Bobby, alarmed and con
fused, swallowed his allotted portion
and meekly retired for the night.?
"Scouring the Land."
I have Just been examining an old
; hook containing the accounts of the
charity estate of West Haddon, em
braclug the years 1773-1850. Under
date Aug. 17, 1770, is the following
"I'aid Richard Worster seven days'
I work, cutting thorns and scowerlng
and stoplug of gaps, 10b. Od."
Tho term "scouring the ditch" is
used on Jan. 8, 1781, and appears
many times after this date, the last In
stance being on April 28, 1820.?I^on
don Notes and Queries.
"You aro charged with having knock
ed your wife down, blacking both of
her eyes aud loosening two of hor
teeth. Ilavo you anything to say for
"She hod it comlu' to her, your hon
"What did she do or say Unit could
in any way Justify such treatment on
"She said I didn't love her no more."
Cut With the Rest.
Showman ?Look here, your paper
said the biggest snake in my show
was twenty feet long when It's really
thirty-one feet. Editor?Sorry, but wo
were pushed for space yesterday and
had to cut everything down.?London
Teacher?Now, Tommy, If your fa
ther had twenty dozen i'ggs in his store
and found that eighteen of them wero
had, how much would he lose? Tom
my??Nothln', I guess you don't know
pa.?School Board Journal.
THE COW'S HORN.
Various Way* In Which It I? Mad*
Ueeful by Man.
Have you any conception of how use
ful that horn is to us? Scteutiacally it
Is known as a combination of phos
phate of lime, gelatin and albumen,
and, like all nature's products, the In
gredients are in the right proportion
to make the article useful to man as
well as to the animal that bears it.
The lime makes tho horn hard, but
there Is just enough lime to mako it
hard without making It brittle, and
there is just enough gelatin to mako
the horn easy to cut aud shape. Tho
coro of the horn Is bone, and to get
that out the horn Is soaked In water
for several weeks.- When the core Is
taken out It is grouud up and modo
Into crucibles which aro used for melt
ing gold and silver In.
Tho outer end of tho horn Is hard
and solid, and that Is used for making
knife handles and other things. Tho
hollow port of tho horn Is Boaked for
half an hour or bo lu boiling water,
when it becomes soft and may easily
be split with a knife,
i It is than spread out flat and put
between iron plates. Thero was a
tlmo when these horn plates wero
mads vary thin by hard prcssuro nnd
used In windows and lanterns as wo
now U60 glosB. They may bo made
When the horn Is heated It may bo
molded Into almost any desired form.
That is tho way knlfo handles, but
tons and other articles aro made.?Chi
> Tba Striking Way an Oxford Notable
Won a Nickname.
1 Dean Stanley once went late to din
ner vf 1th hiB collar Happing. Ills host
ess ventured to nsk 1dm if ho knew,
j "Oh, yes!" answered tho denn. "Do
you mind?" "Not at all," said tho
lady. "Then I don't mind, either. Tho
button dropped off while I was dress
ing." And the dean continued his con
Rev. W. II. Tuckwell Is responsible
for the history of how on Oxford nota
ble lu the thirties got his nlcknamo
"Presence of Mind" Smith. IIo went
boating with n friend nnd returned
alone and was asked what had become
of his companion. He explained that
his friend had fallen Into the Thames,
"and If I had not with great presence
of mind hit him on the head with a
boat hook the both of us would have
The late Joseph Joachim was a great
favorite in London nnd for more than
sixty years rarely missed a season
there. A certain nobleman told him
that he was going to St. James' hall to
hear him, and Joachim later asked him
if he had found it tedious. "Not nt
all," serenely answered the titled per
sonage. "I enjoyed myself Immense
ly. I did not recognize you at first
\indcr your disguise as a nigger, but
later I laughed all the more." The no
bleman had strolled by mistake into a
minstrel Bhow instead of the large con
A Nho Calculation.
A Flemish pcutlcmnn conceived tho
Idea that he would only live a certain
time, bo he made a nice calculation of
his fortune, which ho so apportioned
as to last just the same period as ho
guessed his life would extend to.
Strangely enough, his calculations
came correct, to the letter, for he died
punctually at tho time he had. pre
viously reckoned, lie had so far ex
hausted his estate that after his debts
had been discharged a solitary pair of
slippers represented tho entire prop
erty he left. His relatives burled him, '
and a representation of the slippers
was carved on the tomb. Today In a
churchyard at Amsterdam his gravo
may be seen, the only inscription on
the stone being two Flemish words,
"Effen Nyt" (I. e., "Exactly").
You have heard of many valuable
ways to clean glassware nnd give to
the pieces a desirable brilliancy, yet
here Is a method which Is a "secret"
and certain to give the best results.
Wash the glass pieces and drain until
dry, then coat each piece with a mix
ture of half water and ammonia. When
dry brush the pieces with a soft bris
tle brush. Re sure and use only tho
bristle brush or the polish will not ap
pear. This Is excellent for glasswaro
of any kind and makes old pieces look
Tongue Tied Talkers.
How many educated people thero nro
who have no more than a peasant's
vocabulary. They do not uso the
words that a peasant uses, but they
do not Improve upon them. They still
go on Baying, "How amusing!" "How,
lovely!" "How nice!" to the end of tho
chapter. Nobody can bo Interesting
who Is always working a limited vo<
"Tako dinner with us tomorrow,
"Could you not make it breakfast?
I have numerous invitations to dinner
each week, but I cannot llvo on y.e ono
meal a day."?Louisville Courier Jour
Newpop (wearily)?It must 1)0 time
to get up, my dear. Mrs. \. v ? )id
you hcor tho clock strike tl? swpop
?No, but tho baby has fallen nsl ep.??
Sale of Personal Property
I will sell on Tuesday Dec, 17th,
1907 at my residence at Mount
ville the following property.
4 mules, 1 horse, 1 Mitchel wagon, 1 iron wheel wag
on, Deering mower and rake wceder, Acme harrow,
2 Cole cotton and corn planters, Garrett guano dis
tributor, Middle busters, 2 horse and 1 horse plows
and other farm implements, wagon and plow lumber,
Forge and blacksmith tools, wagon and plow gears,
corn, fodder and hay.
Sale will commence at 10 a. m.
Have leased my farm and am obliged to sell
W. D. PYLES