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O YOU KNOW just what your cotton and corn
need, and arc you furnishing- it in such quantities
as required and in such shape that the
plant can use it ?
Suppose you should put the food for your stock in a
box, nail it up and place it in their trough?would you ex
pect them to thrive aud grow fat ?
Well, did it ever occur to you that when you use lumpy,
badly mixed fertilizers you are putting this same proposi
tion up 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
and 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
stock. 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 rfet?
in only one way. It is impossible to produce a goods Hke
this by the dry-mixing of raw materials, whether you do
this at home with a shovel and a screen or buy it from
someone who has made it the same way?the only differ
ence being in the quantity,
These materials must be ground to a powder, and it re
quires machinery costing thousands of dollars to do it
properly. They must then be so manipulated that when
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.
You can take an axe, break open the box and get the
corn ; your mule can't.
Don't risk a crop failure !
Insure your peace of mind as well as your crop by using
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A man can do double the amount
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Middle-Breaker that he can with
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Don't be behind the
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?g^^f planting and culti
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Used from bedding the land to laying by the crop!
The greatest labor-saving invention for Planters since the
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Laurens, S. C.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
IN SOUiSI CAROLINA
Culled and Condensed for
RESUME OF PAST WEEK
Current Kventtt of Interest in Tl?s
Stute Selected and Briefly Noted
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Abbeville.?One of the most sensa
tional east's In the recent criminal
annals of this section was concluded
Friday, when R. A. Rickey, a promi
nent planter of Abbeville county, was
convicted of criminal assault with
recommendation to mercy, the charge
being that he ruined In his own home
a young girl whom he had adopted af
ter tho death of her father, when she
was a baby. The girl was at the time
of the alleged crime under 14 years of
age, the constitutional age of consent.
The girl Is now an inmate of the Door
of Hope In Columbia. Rlchey is a man
of family. No force in the commission
of the crime was alleged, the state re
lying upon the theory that the girl
was under the age of consent.
Judge Dantzler refused a motion
for new trial. Under tho special sta
tute covering the ease the recommen
dation to mercy reduced the punish
ment from death to not more than
fourteen years' imprisonment, the
child being at tho time over ten years
of age. Judge Dantzler gave Richey
the full penalty of the law. sentencing
him to fourteen years In the peniten
Richey went into a convulsion when
sentence was pronounced and medi
cal assistance was necessary.
Abbeville.?Judge Dantzler reduced
the sentence of U years on R. A. Rich
ey to 10 years, allowing bond in the
sum of $10,000 on Saturday. Bond
was made and Richey was released
from the hands of tho sheriff, pending
Iiis appeal to the supremo court.
Spartanburg.?Mrs. Kate Parham.
the young grass widow who was bound
over to court Monday morning on the
charge of abducting from her home
Miss Ethel Johnson, the 10-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .1. W. John
son, was on Friday committed to jail
in default of a $200 bond. L. I'. Bpton
the well known real estate man, went
on Mrs. Parham's bond, but later he
Mrs. Parham will he tried at the
coming term of court. Another very
important witness for the state has
returned to Spartanburg. and has been
Columbia.?All of tho dispensary
graft cases due to come up for trial
at Chester the latter part of this month
may be postponed, for not only Is Col.
P. II. Nelson, leading attorney for the
defense in most of the eases, critically
ill with heart trouble in Baltimore,
but the probability of Attorney Gener
al Lyon being out of the state in the
"Pink" Franklin ease before the Feder
al Supreme court, is strong.
And on top of this, the Attorney
General has important work coming
on with the dispensary commission
early in April.
There is no pressing demand for
work on tho dispensary graft prosecu
tions in Rlchland, as the next term of
the crimal court does not convene
until June, and those hungry for thrills
can till very well with baseball. Neith
er side Is worrying about the Rich
land situation for the present.
Florence. ?- United Circuit Court
Judge Brawley on Thursday directed
a verdict for the plaintiffs in the suit
brought by Alex Sprunt & Son, of
YVillmlngton, against Hurst-Streeter
company of Cheraw for about $7,000
difference which they allege the plain
tiffs required to pay for cotton which
defendants had contracted to deliver
and failed to furnish October 1, at
the price of 10 cents per pound.
Tho defendants contended that the
contract was invalid under the state
law prohibiting dealing in futures, but
the court held that in the ahsense of
any clause providing for a settlement
of any differences upon expiration
other than delivery of spot cotton, the
contract was valid. This is the first of
many such suits brought in state and
federal courts hy this Arm in the Car
olinas and fleogla.
Counsel for the defense gave notice
of appeal to the court of appeal:; hi
ClcmHon College.?The board of trus
tees held a moot Ing Tuesday and Wed
nesday. Nearly all routine work was
directed towards Increasing the help
fulness of the college to the farmers.
J. N. Napier, of tho class of '08
Clemson, who took a degree at the
University of Wisconsin In '00, and
who has since been assistant profes
sor of agriculture at that Institution,
was elected assistant professor of ag
riculture for Clemson.
C. B. Haddon of Mississippi was
extension work division to do coopera
tive work with the rural schools. An
other position was created to which
a man will bo elected to cooperate with
tho farmers in live stock raisin,"..
An appropriation was made to in
vestigate the feasibility of establishing
correspondence courses for the farm
ers and their wives.
An appropriation of $200 was made
to the corn breeders' association.
Col. M. 15. Hardln, director of the
department of chemistry, sent in his
resignation to take effect September
1, but the board, reluctant to accept
it, postponed consideration till July.
President Kiggs was instructed to
report plans for a model dairy to cost
$l.r.,000 to $20,000.
The president's recommendation as
to sending out press bulliiins to coun
ty newspapers was adopted.
M. L. Donaldson was added to the
committee to select a president Noth
ing was done in the matter of select
ing a permanent president.
Alan Johnstone was reelccted presi
dent of the board and Dr. J. H. E.
Sloan secretary and treasurer. The
board sent a telegram of sympathy to
Washington?Senator B. R. Tlllman.
who is slowly recovering from an at
tack of paralysis, which recently
threatened his life, is to be removed
to Atlanta, Cla., as soon as his condi
tion will permit, probably within three
weeks, iiis wife and two daughters
will accompany him. As soon -there,
nfter as possible Senator Tlllman will
go to a health resort and seek com
Columbia.?Prof. M. Merndon Moore,
dean of the department of law at the
University of South Carolina, and a
member of the firm of Barron, Moore
and Barron, local attorneys tor the
Atlantic Coast Lino railway, died last
night in the university infirmary where
he had been ill for the past six weeks,
the immediate cause of his death being
an acute stroke of apopletic paraly
Prof. Moore was recognized as one
of the ablest lawyers of the state.
Mr. Moore was born in 18G0 at Cedar
drove. Union district, lie was a son
of Dr. J. Nott Moore and Lucy M.
Herndon. He was graduated from
Wofford college in 1884, with the degre
of A. B. He took his law course at
the University of South Carolina, com
pleting his study-ing In 18S7 with the
degree of LL. P.
Columbia.?The right of a bank to
deduct from its taxes assessments for
cotton mill stocks, school bonds and
like investments will be tested in the
courts. This is tho result of a suit
that the Pank of Canulen has insti
tuted against I). M. McCasklH, the
treasurer of Kershaw county, to re
cover the sum of $70-1.07 which, it is
alleged, was paid during 1909 on $IS,
0(10 worth of school bonds and $10.000
of Hermitage cotton mill stock. At
torney General Lyon will r (present
the county treasurer and the papers
in the case were served on him yester
day. The payment of taxes on such
investments is advocated by Comptrol
ler General Jones and he has been
making an effort to have this enforced.
The Pank of Canulen is of course in
Kershaw county. It is charged that
the taxes were levied In that county
against the bank In accordance with
the assessment made by the county
board of equalization of Kershaw coun
ty on May 3, 1009. The bank charges
that tho assessment Is illegal, unjust
Although tho complaint was served
on the county treasurer on January
26 it was Just sent to the attorney gen
eral yesterday. Tho time for making
answer expired 20 days after the com
plaint was filed. It is hardly probable
that this condition will have any effect
on the case.
Columbia,?The supreme court hand
ed down a unanimous opinion In the
famous \V. T. Jones wife poisoning
case from Union, affirming the life sen
tence of Jones, who is a wealthy plan
ter. The evidence was circumstantial
but shows that after many years of
brutal treatment of his wife he either
administered poison or got her in
such a state of mind as Induced her to
commit suicide. Jones is reputed to
be worth a hundred thousand dollars.
Chester.?Mr. W. .1. Crawford, a
well known broker or commissi?!? mor
chanti committed suicide in an out
building on bis premises on Culp
street at an early hour Wednesday
morning by shooting himself through
tho right breast. Ho loft several
notes, ono to Rev. 9. .1. Cartledge, one
to his brother, John H. Crawford, and
one to his wife, giving directions as to
tho arrangements of his affairs nr:d
telling why ho was led to commit the
Temporary derangeme.it brought
about by his own Illness and .hat of
two of his children with be-in.-:;
troubles, was the cause. The deceas
ed was In his 37th year and had lived
in Chester for about seventeen yet Iff,
coming here from Winnsboro. ?.ro
leaves a wife and five children.
is a good thing, and we arc now offering
some good values in Real Estate. We be
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property to sell list it with us, we will do
our best to make quick sales for you. If
you want to buy any real estate let us know
what you want, and we will sec if we can't
fit you up. Could handle about 3 well im
proved 40 or 50 acre farms, conveniently
located, at reasonable prices.
Laurens Trust Co.
C. A. Power, Mgr. Real Estate Department.
Anticipating advance prices on all spring fabrics
we purchased months ago many lines that could not
possibly be duplicated, at the figures, had the purchase
The goods consist in part of Sheeting and Waist
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