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Failed in Health
"My mother died six years ago," writes Miss Ruth
Ward, of Jerseyville. 111., ' and left me to care for six
children. I had never been strong; and this, with the shock
of her death, was too much for me.
"I failed in health. I was tired all the time and did
not want to go anywhere, nor care for company. 1 had
the headache all the time and such bearing-down pains.
"A very dear friend advised me to take Cardui, as it
had done her so much good, so 1 commenced to use it
and now I am in ,rood health."
The Woman's Tonic
Women's pains arc relieved or prevented and women's
strength is quickly restored, by Cardui, the woman's tonic.
You yourself know best if you need it, or not.
If you do need it, do not delay, but commence to use
it at once, livery day of delay, only lets you slide further
down the hill.
Don't wait, then, but bc^in to take Cardui today, for its
use, no matter how prolonged, cannot harm you and will
surely do you good.
Write to: Ladies' Advisory Dept., Chatt.inooca Medicine Co., CliiUnnoorn. Tcnn.,
(or Spccml Instructions, and64-pane book, "Home Treatment lor Women." sent tree.
< If You Cannot Steal Ti nie S
to order your conl in person,
send us word by 'phono or pos
tal. Von ( :u! rely on getting
us good clean, full woijrht coal
in thai way US it" you stood
here tind selected every lump.
Have enough for a little while
yet? What of it'.' A wise
man orders bis conl before he
runs out, not after. Coal
Also phone us when you need a dray, we will
^ give you prompt reliable service.
^ The best brick, lime, cement, plaster and
^ crushed stone at reasonable prices. Now is the
2 time to pave your walks. We will furnish all the
I JAV.& R. M. Eichelberger
^ Long Distance Phone,-33.
GEORGE M. DAVIS,
Purchased Direct From
TINDELL'S PRIZE CROP
of 186 bushels to the acre!
?See Sample in Window.?
Palmetto Drug Company,
Laurens, S. C.
Good-bye to the "Stock" or "Scooter"!
A man can do double the amount B
of work with Blount's "True Blue"
Middle-Breaker that he can with
a little Stock or Scooter.
Don't be behind the
Point FREE ^8&>Do all your
planting and culti
vating with a
Blount's "True Blue" Middle-Breaker
Used from bedding the land to laying by the crop!
The greatest labor-saving invention for Planters since the
cotton gin. Thousands in constant use throughout the South.
On Exhibition Every Day at
J. H. SULLIVAN
I .aureus, S. C.
Km i i
HOW TO MANAGE FARM LABOR
Following is an Interesting article
on the matter or farm labor, written by
Mr. W. P. Hani., of Laurens county,
which appeared in n recent issue of
Tho Southern Cultivator^
JUst now it appears to us that an
article on farm labor and tho employ
ing of the laborer would be timely.
We employ the most Intelligent and
reliable help that we can got, be It
white or black. We prefer to have
about the same number of each. Then,
should there happen to be a negro
burying or something of the kind dur
ing our busiest season, we will have
enough whites left at home to carry on
the most important work. We lind the
whites more prompt about being on
time to begin work, which has its In
fluence on the negroes. The whites are
liable to become discouraged, then dis
satisfied, reatly to give up their crops
and go to the mills. When such is tin
case, we always try to make satisfac
tory settlement and let them go. Often
they como back and gather this same
crop thai they began in the spring.
Many of our tenants have been with us
for years, others go and come. This
roving, unsatisllable labor is a great
drawback to farming.
If circumstances would admit we
would employ only "wngo hands," have
all of our work done directly under
our own supervision or that of a su
pnrintendent. Cut. as that can not
he done we employ only a pari of our;
hands for wages. We prefer men with
families. We allow so much nn hour
for wages. Darin;; iho winter the wag-I
es only amount to about two-thirds as
much as they do during the summer
months. We rive ten per cent, addi
tional nt the i xplrution of tho contract
for faithful fulliliment, We make
we. kiy settlements. To ke-op ih;> time
we haye ?i conveniently arranged time
book. At niulit wo put opposite each
m m's nemo the number of hours that
he has worked i!:;>t day. The women j
and children have a third crop, that Is.
they hoe ami pick n crop of cotton, re
ceiving for their labor one-third of lint i
cotton made, less one-third the guano
bill. We gel the seed. They pay no
IXSPKCTION (H Itt'lLDINGS.
Comments On Commissioner Whar
ton's Vuiiiial licport.
One of tho most Interesting and In
structive chapters In the second an
nual report of the insurance depart
ment of South Carolina is the detailed
report compiled by Deputy Insurance
Commissioner II. A. Whnrton on build
ing inspections. His report refers
in the matter of Are hazard. In twen
accumulalions In basements and in!
back lots, such a.-- empty boxes, svaste
paper, excelsior, etc.. materials which
are very combustible, and therefore
to be taken into serious consideration
In the matter of lire hazaard. In twen
ty-four out of eighty towns which were
inspected the conditions are reported
as "bad." Non-standard and defective
Hues are numerous, many of them be
Ing described as "brick-on-edge Hues."
Dllapltated buildings, known as "flre
tiaps" are allowed to stand in many
of the towns, a perpetual menace to
other buildings which would be Ii ist -
class risks but for the liability which
is ever present from such exposures.
It is encouraging to note that, while
gome few towns are reported as being
is only reasonably good condition, a
bOUl half of the total number which
were Inspected ate claimed to be in
good condition, clean streets, no dl
lapltated buildings, and no appreciable
accumulations of waste matter in base
ments and bard; lots ((institute what
are regarded as good conditions. What
are known as ground Hues in buildings
predominate in all the towns rated in
the report as "good." '-Insurance Her
Ml eyes are mat centered on North
i aureus, whore the hiir auction sale of
tine building lots taken place next
Thursday, h'vhy, -I. As already an
nomired in The Idvorflsor columns for
the past five necks, (here will be a
grand balloon ascension lij I'rof.
Switrlz, ami a free lot will be given
away (o tiie person holding the dupli
cate lo (he lucky number selected In
Dr. Alken, ami now secure!) scaled and
locked awai in the vault of (he Hank
of I.aureus. This will he a big day for
Laurens, All opportunity to make men
p) al a small outlay, The proposed
Intertnrhnn trolley line, over whic h so
much enthusiasm is now being dis
played, will pass right along side this
valuable property, hence \nines there
are bound to change VCrj materially
"If hin the next four months. Should
Thursday the next mriiln prove inclem
ent, the promoters of this Mir sale have
organised n weather bureau of their
own and will hold their hit; sale on the
tirst fair day after (he 24th. with all
(he big attractions!
It will pay yon lo attend this money,
making-opportunity lot sale at North
Lauren*. Don't miss It. Itrlng the kid
along too to see the iniin jump from
his big nlrshlp.
A" on n mnnth--about 17 cents a day
will amount to $?00.00 in a little over
?>ix years If Invested In the Merchants
MiUdlo'* and Loan Association. See
.1. J. Adams.
We advance very little on this crop.
The wages of the man feed the family.
We "also employ cropper, giving one
half of the crops made for labor, the
croppers paying one-half the guano
bill, Wo specify In the contract thai
all crops arc to !><? planted and culti
vated according to our directions.
Croppers arc to work for us for
wages when not employe.1 in their own
crops. All the stock is fed in our barn
We employ a man who does all of the
feeding, watering, etc. The hands
hi inn the stock t ) the lot, turn them
::: and have m> more to do with them
until work time again. We furnish
croppers with so much cash per month
for supplies, or we furnish supplies to
them at cash prlce8. These they net i
weekly. .Nearly all of them prefer to
>;et their supplies from us. We have
each man to keep a hook of his own
which we post weekly to tally with our
ledger. This takes time, bill we llnd
that it pays. We never make a mis
take in an account, ns one hook cor
rects the other. Each man knows ex
actly how his account stands.
We furnish homes, garden patches
and wood free.
We try to keep the homes comfort -
ahie ami sanitary.
We encoruogo all to try lo nccumu
Salt some personal property.
We insist that all of the whites send
their children to school. The lluvkej
goes ii' ho has a chance.
If you would have the laborer satis
lied manage to keep him out <>i' debt.
No trouble t<> .net the cropper to gather
\\< < crop If lie believes there Is money
in it lor him.
i>> some planning for another year.
Study farming as you would any oilier
You often pay dearly, very dearly*
for work, because of the Inefficiency of
the workman. Von shoe 1 he able tu
teach him the proper way ? > do things.
You should, by actual experience, j
know that you know how. As our lit
tie son proudly exclaimed after plow
in;; his llrel furrow, "Ale can plow;
me knows me can plow, 'cause me I
XKWS ITEMS KKOM OAK<}VIU.K..
Shnrl Personal Mention Concerning
People of Oakvllll1 Section.
Oakvillc, Feb. -1st. Miss Amanda
Burls spent Saturday ami Sunday with
Misses Mammie ami Nannie Fowler
of Ml. Pleasant section.
Mr. Tobe McDaniel of l'kom has
gone to the Clumbla hospital.
Mr. ICdgar Hurts of Ware Shoals
have moved near his father at Kkom.
Miss Pornh Heid of Oakville spent
the night with relatives near Mt.
Pleasanl last Wednesday.
The, people of Ml. Pleasant are]
building a Woodman hall and repair
im; tllO school house.
Mr. .lohn Williams spent the night
with Mrs. Oscar Eltnnre near Center
Mr. Charlie Mundy visited his teach
er. Mrs. Boyd, some few weeks ago.
A few minutes delay in treating some]
cases of croup, even the length Of
time it takes to no for a doctor often
proves dangerous. The safest way is
to keep Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
in the house, and at the first Indica
tion of CI'OUp give the child a dose.
Pleasant to take and always cures.
Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
will copy any Photo, en
large any picture and
make High Grade Pho
tographs for you at the
very lowest prices. No
photographer can do
more nor offer any
more special inducement
\i has always done. |
I The HcCord
"Best Pictures, Lowest
Come to see us. |
Begins at Once
Our Certificates of Deposit draw in
terest from date of deposit.
On sums deposited for six months or
more, we pay interest at the rate of 5 per
cent per annum.
This affords a c mvenient and absolute
ly safe investment for idle funds.
LAURENS, S>C. ^
The Bank for Your Savings.
O VOT' KNOW just what your cotton and corn
need, and are yon furnishing it in such quantities
as required and in such shape that the
pla.it can uMe it ?
Suppose you should put tire food for your stock in a
box, nail il up and place it in their trough?would you ex
pect them to thrive and grow fat?
Will, did it ever occur to you that when you use lumpy,
badly mixed fertilizers you are putting this same proposi
tion iii> to your crops?offering them plant food in such
shape that they can't get to it ?
Fertilizers, to do your crops any good must dissolve in
the soil waters. These are constantly in motion, rising to
the surface during the day and sinking at night?passing
?nd repassing the roots of the plant, which absorb the food
contained in the water?and this is the only way in which
the plant can feed.
Therefore, when you buy fertilizer, you should do so
with the idea of furnishing food for your crop and on the
same principle that you should purchase food for your
slock. It should not only contain the necessary Ammonia,
Phosphoric Acid and Potash, but above all else these
should be In soluble form?the mechanical condition
of the fertilizer should be such as to permit the plant to
absorb every particle of it, and the goods should be manu
factured from materials that will not give up their plant
food at one time, but furnish a steady supply throughout
the entire growing season.
This is the fertilizer you should have and can |$et?
in only one way. It is impossible to produce a goods like
this by the dry-mixing of raw materials, whether you do
this at home with a shovel and a serein or buy it from
someone who has made it the same way?the on)/ differ
ence being in the quantity.
These materials must be ground to a powder, and it re
quins machinery costing thousands of dollars to do it
properly. They must then be so manipulated that w hen
complete, you have a compound, each ounce of which is
exactly like every other ounce, and not a mixture, one
part of which would contain too much Ammonia and too
little Potash, while another part would be exactly the
opposite?and all of it contain plant food locked up and
Remember that the chemical analysis of a fertilizer is no
test of its crop growing qualities. The chemist can pul
verize lumps and by the use of various means search out
the plant food ; your crop can't.
Von can take an axe, break open the box and gut the
corn ; your mule can't*
Don't risk a crop failure !
Insure your peace of mind as well as your crop by using
Armour Fertilizer Works