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Program of Interesting Exercises
Rendered?Annual Address Was
Made by Rer. W. K Thayer.
Mountville. May 9.?An important
event of last week was the closing ex
ercises of the Mountville school. On
Thursday evening an entertainment
was given at the school building by
the pupils of the High school. This
included a debate on the subject. Re
salved, that the white people were
justified in their treatment of the In
dians. Affirmative, Watts Hudgens,
Robert Thornton; negative. Lonnio
Culbertson, Charley Thornton. Decid
ed in favor of the affirmative.
A play "Dr. Cureall," was rendered
by a number of pupils with pleasing
On Friday morning the commence
ment exercises proper were held at
the Baptist church, beginning at 10:30
o'clock. Dr. J. C. Cook led in prayer.
Pspers were read by Misses Louise
Richardson and Mary Hoyd. and an
..Can delivered by Mr. Charles
Thornton. These were all good and
. veil rendered. The commencement
?Address was delivered by Rev. W. B.
Thayer of Laurens. His subject was
'?Character," and in his easy and im
pressive style he unfolded an ideal
life to a very attentive and delighted
audience. It was a splendid speech
and well received.
Certificates of graduation were pre
sented to Messrs. Charles Clough
T) nrnton and William Abner Fellers,
and Misses Louise McCullough Rich
ardson and Mary Olivia Hoyd. Hon.
R. A. Cooper, In behalf of the graduat
ing class, presented the principal, Mr.
W. P. Culbertson. with an appreciative
and valuable present as a token ol
their esteem and appreciation of his
service to them. The morning exer
< i-"s were closed with prayer led by
K .. .1. A. Martin. A picnic dinner
\\. - sp""ad in the park which all en
joy d to toe fullest extent.
In the afternoon a game of ball was
played between Mountville and Cross
Hill which resulted to the credit of
the home boys by a score of U to 2.
.Miss Hrndburn of Newberry was here
fo. commencement, the guest of Miss
iiss Gladys Huff of Laurens was
til'' guest of Miss Louise Richardson
,'lrs. .1. L. Fellers has gone to Grover
X. to see her daughter, Mrs. Lucy
Quite a number of visitors were here
i for commencement.
Catarrh Cannot be Cared
with local applications, as they can
no: reach the seat of the disease. Ca
C rrh is a blood or constitutional dis
ease, and in order to cure it you must
take internal remedies. Hall s Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, and acts di
rectly on the blood and mucous surfac
es. Hall's Catarrh Cure is not a quack
medicine. It was prescribed by one
ol the best physicians in this country
for years and is a regular prescription.
It is composed of the best tonics
known, combined with the best blood
purifiers, acting directly on the mu
cous surfaces. The perfect combina
tion of the two Ingredients i what
produces such wonderful result in
curing Catarrh. Send for testimonials
F. .1. Cheney & Co.. Prop. Toledo. O.,
Sold by druggists, price 75c.
Kkom News Notes?
Ekom, May 10.?We have had some
vi y hard rains within the last week.
Aunt .lane Cooper is still quite fee.
Mrs. .1. W. Moore is right sick at
On last Thursday afternoon the
Woman's Missionary society met at
? ? home of Mrs. Allle Culbertson. At
r 'he business of the afternoon, cake
1 fruit were served by the hostess.
Misses Fate and .lesse Culbertson
Of Fountain Inn visited Miss Pcarle
Culbertson last week,
Mrs. Lula Culbertson and children
Waterloo spent Sunday with the
family of Mr. L. C. Culbertson.
Mrs. .1. K. Boyd of Greenville and
Dr. Owlng8 of Greenwood, spent
. few days here last week and attend
ed the funeral of their brother, Mr.
T. C. Mr Daniel.
ohn D. Rockefeller would go broke
if he should spend his entire income
trying to prepare a better medicine
n Chamberlain's Colic Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy for diarrhoea, dys
. ? lery or bowel complaints. It is sim
ply impossible, and so says every one
IhRl has used it. Sold by Laurens
Di !g Co.
Service at Rocky Spring?
The sacramenl of the Lord's supper
will be administered at Rocky Spring
i hurcfi next Sabbath. A full attend
once of the members is desired.
Preaching at l'l o'clock A. M. by the
A Regular Tom Boy
was Susie?climbing trees and fences,
jumping ditches. whitling, always get
ting scratches, cuts, sprains, bruises,
bumps, burns or scnlds. But laws'
Her mother just appled Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve and cured her quick, Heals
. verythlng healable- Roils. Fleers.
Ozoma. Old Sores, Corns or Piles. Try
!Bo at Laurens Drug Co and Pal
DP ttO Drug CO.
LAURENS STOCK MEN
HOLD SECOND MEETING.
(Continued from page one.)
along this line. I take it for granted '
you agree with me that the rail fence
is a thing of the past. The kind pro
vidence has so aranged that when one
seeming necessity gives out. some
thing else takes its place which is
better und eheaper. 1 refer to wire
fences. 1 first began buying 2(5 inch
woven wire and putting barbed wire !
i above. Ordinarily, this seems alright
and is very highly recommended, but
! my experience has been that 'tis poor
economy. My objection, based on ex
1 perienee. is this: on the above fence,
any woven wire sags eventually and
! in doing this, causes a very low fence, j
! and it will not be lonk after such is
i the case before bogs will learn to (
jump over the woven wire. On the oth
! er hand, instead of getting the 26"
j wire fencing and putting three strands
I barb wire above, get a 49", 0" stays
and with one strand of barb wire above
you have a fence that is pig tight, ,
j mule high, goat and bull strong. The j
? cost of these two fences is practical
ly the same, 1 should say not over 2
cents per rod difference. Of course
there are movable fences but I have
had no experience with this particular
fence, hut it does not strike me as
being practical for hogs or for other
kinds of Stock. 1 will give you my
experience as to the value of a lield
being fenced later on in this talk.
The next essential point In hog
raising is the selection of the breed.
Now this is to be left almost entirely
to the fancy of the breeder. All ol
the different breeds under proper
management will make good, but we
all have our preferences. I know
some in this audience who have differ
ent breeds, each thinking or believing
his is good, If not the best. I am par
tial tO the Berkshire. My experience
lias been in raising hogs, unless the
thoroughbreds have absolutely good
attention. that they will not stand
roughing it as well as a cross breed.
When I say cross breed I do not mean
the lowest type of "pine rooters,"
but the grades. By all means and un
der all conditions have a thorough
bred male. This will insure you a
hog that you can kill at almost any
age. especially if you have the com
pact breeds. As to llluctrate: the Es
sex, Poland and Berkshires. Some
of the breeds will not take on fat or
till out until they are a year or more
old?which makes an unprofitable hog
for keeping in this progressive age.
The next question of importance is
how to make the most pork at the
least Cost. In order to do this, it is
absolutely essential that hogs should
not be fed the entire twelve months
on corn alone. We. the Southern peo
ple are exceedingly blessed and es
pecially in this grand old State ol
South Carolina. It is now acknowl
edged by the government to he the
leading corn producing State in the
United States. We can raiso corn as
cheaply here as can be raised in the
great corn growing States of the West.
The West, as is well known by all,
has been considered the corn and pork
producing section of the United States;
hut as stated above South Carolina is
now considered the leading corn pro
j ducing State, and the time is fast ap
1 proachillg when she will be considered
the cheapest pork producing State.
The advantages we have over the
West in the production of ( heap pork
Is our excellent and mild climate. Our
land is capable under proper manage
ment of producing three crops per
acre per year, and when we fall short
of this we have failed to get the re
turns we should have gotten.
It Is almost useless for me to give
you a list of the different profitable
crops, for the government as well as
all the leading farm journals of any
Importance are laying great stress on
these subjects in almost every issue.
At every meeting of the farmers for
the discussion of Improved methods
Of agriculture, the subject of corn
crops Is considered one of groat im
portance for the Improvement of the
soil, by supplying it with the much
needed Vegetable matter. The most
profitable cover crops are rye. vetch
and Clover. The above crops make
the very finest grazing for your hogs
during the winter and spring months.
Now these hogs on above crops should
cost you scarcely anything, only Just
a little corn to obtain best results.
This carries you until your grain
crop?oats and wheat should be In
,1111(1 also alfalfa and Kssex rape and
along with these, I mention Irish po
tatoes. Which can be raised very 1
Cheaply ami comes in just about this
time and by cooking them with some '
? grain, oats or wheat bran will renke
Very nutritious food. Bast year I
tried two acres in Irish potatoes on
medium land as an experiment and I
produced 70 bushels Irish potatoes. GO
bushels corn. 10 bushels pens, not to
say anything of the pea stubble?leav
ing the land in better shape as all
farmers should do. We should feel
that we are not doing our full duty,
when we produce crops and leave the
land in worse condition. I mention
I he above to show that Irish potatoes
can be raised with other crops and :
not cut off the yield of these crops.
One of my neighbors tiled cotton, be
tween the Irish potatoes and had che
finest cotton I saw during the year,
after he had produced a line yield' ol
potatoes, thus proving that we are
not dependent upon one crop during
a year, but that we can grow several
on the same land in the course of a
year, something our Northern and
Western farmers can't do.
Some of the other crops that v ill
supplement and can be raised to pro
duce cheap pork are sorghum. Span
ish peanuts, sweet potatoes, Soja and
velvet beans. These crops can be
planted so as to afford a succession of
crops that will keep your hogs grow
lug nicely for early spring until the
regular crops are havested in the fall.
Some other crops that can be raised j
advantageously toward carrying your
hogs through the winter are sugar
beets, pumpkins ami turnips.
1 have mentioned the corn crop but
said nothing about it other than this
being the greatest corn producing
State of the United States. South
Carolina is not ranked now as the 8.
10, 12 bushel State but is getting to
be known as the 30, 40, 50 i">w bushel
State. Corn is one of the essentials
of hog raising, therefore If we are
the greatest corn producing State,
why should wo not bo the greatest
pork producing State? The two go
hand in hand. The South, especially
South Carolina, is aroused to the im
portance of leguminous crops. es
pecially cow peas. These are being
sown to a great extent and planted
in almost every row of corn, and
ishould produce, under ordinary con
ditions, from ?"? to 10 bushels per acre,
.lust think of the unusual amount ol
hog feed this means to the South. I
intend planting pens in every other
row of cotton this year. 1 will give
you by wry of illustration the value
of it held being fenced, as I mentioned
in the Ii i st part of this talk. Cast
year I bad a held of CO acres, wired
in. planted in corn and peas. After
shredding my corn and picking my
peas fairly clean my work stock ol
20 mules and horses as well as the Idle
stock of mule clots, numbering a
do/en were turned in this held at
night for two weeks, the work ani
mals being fed at 12 o'clock. The
idle horses and mule colts were
allowed to remain until Christinas,
boillg taken out during wet weather.
I also turned in about 10 killing hogs
and about the same number of pigs
in the same held. Now these hogs
and pigs did not cost me a cent while
in this Held, and you should have no
ticed the gain they made. Cows were
fattened here also. The hogs were
only put up for a week to ten days
and fed corn, but some did not really
need it. You can easilv see if these
Stock had been fed out of it crib it
would have cost me more than the
wire that enclosed the Held, i men
tion this to encourage the building
of more wire fences. It is one of the
best paying investments on the farm.
Now you see the Wire lias been paid
for. and is ready to do even better tin'
coining year. I hope. I cannot too
strongly urge upon you all the im
portance and profit of wire fences.
Then you are prepared to raise hogS
cheap: not only bogs but horses,
mules, COWS, sheep ami goats. The
general complaint or scarery part in
hog raising is cholera. I can't say
I have had it at my place, if so. only
one or two died One will ask what
is good for it? To use the old adage:
"a preventive is better than a cure."
I will glvo you a very simple remedy
that I have a great deal of faith in ami
is very highly thought of. and that is
plenty ol hickory ashes, salt and char
coal and of course plenty of good wa
ter. With the above always on hand
I don't think you need be very appre
hensive. I don'l mean to say I never
lose any hy disease^, but occasionally
do. Why one should raise more hogs
than heretofore seems very plain to
me. I have tried to impress upon you
thai the crops to raise hogs on car
be raised very cheaply.
While a cow at three years old
brings from $20 to $2?, a mule three
years old from ?I7". to $300, a little
, pig kept S lo 10 months, under ordi
nary care, will bring $L'o at present
prices. Now. if hogs bred singly as
other animals, the proposition would
no different, hut having litters from
to 12, just see Wlint can be produced in
a year with a small beginning. Cat
tle are all rigid, to keep up the fer
tility of the soil; mules are easily
raised at about half what it costs to
buy them, but more money is to he
made from raising hogs than any oth
er kind of live stock, but raise them
all your wire fences will allow you.
Hy the method mentioned above,
pork can be raised from .'! to 1 cents
the pound. Some claim a great deal less
but I think these figures very conser
vative. By raising our meat supply,
our hay. Hour. corn, and then all tin*
cotton we can. it will not be long be
fore we will be the most Independent,
prosperous State or section in the
whole United States. Let us wake up
and realize and appreciate what a
country and what an opportunity we
have In .becoming the known "garden
spot" of the world.
Tbe union of tho 4th division of the'
Laurens association will meet with i
Beaverdam church, Saturday. May \
2Sth. 1910, at 11 O'clock .A. M.
it-.00?Sermon by Rev. B. P. Mit. i
chell, or Rev. J. P. McC.ilI.
Organization, election of officers.
1:30?-The Scriptural demand an 1
plan for supporting missions. 1 A.
Martin. \V. 1'. Brown. ,1. W. Fowler. .1.
2:1.".?Our motto for 1910: "Co Ho
ward," Ex. 14:15. Why, bow. and In
what privileges? W. 1'. Turner. W.
C. Wharton, C. Lewis Kowler.
3:00?The human sacrifices and un
avoidable difficulties of entering f.nd
walking the "Narrow way." Matt.
7:13-27. Brief heart talks on this1
BUbject by the brethren, led by the
Sunday .Morning, May 29th.
10:30?Sunday school. <1> Prayer
'and song Bervlce led by Supt. .1. B.1
Benjamin. (2) Preparing the Sunday
school lesson. Rev. .1. P. McGlll. (3) !
Teaching the Sunday school lesson.
p,.y I? !> Vi(..t..%t!
11:30?Missionary sermon by Rev.
C. Lewis Fowler, or Rev. J. A. Martin/;
w. p. Culbertson, See.
The Second and Third divisions ol
the Laurens association will hold their
Union meeting with Beulah church,
Friday morning. II A. M. Intro
ductory sermon by Rev. A. T. Rtouden
mi re. Enrollment and organization.
Friday afternoon First oucrry: The
Importance end evidences of the now
birth, t. s. Langston. w. a. Baldwin,
G. lt. Boho, W. I). Hammen.
Second topic "I low must a Chris
tian he different from others? 2nd
Cor. 0:11-18, t. P.. Brown, \V. w. Cul
bertson, F. L. Brnmblelt, E. C. Wat-'
Third topic "Resist the devil
How?" .lames 4:1-10. 1st peter, .",:S-9.
w. I). Bammelt, II. II. Mahon. a. T.
Stoudonmire, a. H. Moore.
Fourlli topic "Money, men and
prayer the three great missionary
needs", .1. o. Martin. P, L. Bramblctt,
John M. Iludgens, C. B. Boho.
Sunday morning. II a. M. missionary
sermon by George M. Sexton.
The 1st division Laurens associa
tion meets with Harmony Itnptist
Church on Saturday and Sunday. May
28 and 29.
Saturday, .May 2*.
10:30?Devotional exercises by Rov.
R. (5. Lee.
Quorry: What relation should exist
between Sunday school and church
J. R. Martin and J. .1. Hi.Idle.
Comment on 25th Chapter of Mat
thew from :11st verse to end of chap
ter, W. II. Drummond and R. A. Hel
Music P. M. Bailes.
Home the foundation stone of the
nation, S. L. Watson and T. J. Hughes.
Sunday, May 29.
11: on -Sunday school address by
R. O. Lee.
11:30?Missionary sermon by a. T.
Sloudenmlro; alternate, s. L. Watson.
Penny Bros., twin auctioneers, look
a like, lalk a like, act a like, both cry
ing the hid at the same time, will con
duct the land sale. May 13,
Itrldge t<> Ltd.
On Wednesday the 25th of May. 1910,
at II o'clock A. M. at Woodruff. S. C
the supervisors of Laurens and Spot'
tnnburg counties, s. c. will receive
sealed bids for the rc-bullding of Van
Patton bridge on Enorcc river. All
bids lo he nccompanled by certified
check of $100.00 as guarantee that bid
der, if successful, will execute writ
ten contract and give bond for the per
formance of same within ten days af
ter award is made. The right is re
served to reject *?ny or all bids.
II. B. HUMBERT.
ll-:'.l Supt. of Laurens County.
See Penny Bros, at the Lam! Sale.
AR F. YOU SATISFIED
WITH YOUR STOMACH?
Do you want a better on ? one that Wont
belch nas, or turn four, or (eel heavy or make
you (eel miserable?
It relieves stomach distress in five minutes.
It turns old, unsali.factory, ret^llious stomachs
into new oiicj, ever ready to digejt the hearti
Wo guarantee) Mi-o-na tab
let* to cure stomach diaeaae.
Money back if they fail.
50 Cents a Large Box
Laurens Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
Simpson, Cooper <& Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts,
prompt attention given to all business
That Coal Bin? %
Have you got it ready for your Coal ?
g We have your name on our list
All we want now is for you to give us the number
^5 of tons vou will need
We Buy Only the Best Grade of Coal
Insuring you against inferior coal.
$ J. W. & R. M. Eichelberger
Reliable Draymen - Phone 33
Clothing, Shoes, Hats
S ==The Best Selections
? One=Price Clothiers
Tribble Clothing Co.
? Luxury of Hot and Cold Water ?
in your homo cannot be overestimated, when supplied ip
through the medium of modem sanitary plumbing ap- Q
pliances. We arc prepared to tit up your home with all
the latest ideas in sanitary plumbing, steam and gas fitting,
O and at prices that will enable the nan of moderate means O
^J"| to enjoy it. ^
Q J. II. BOY? ?N* COMPANY O
?Jj Electrical and I2*!!-!!^!^!!^^ Contractors j|j
is now on us, so do not forget to see our line ?-i Drtss (?oods
^ and Millinery. I have a well selected slock <<! Low Cut ^
Shoes foi Ladies and Men. Specials for Saturday -$2.oo
Hoys' Low Cut Shoes, Saturday only, $1.50. Ju>t one day $
Statement Jan. ist, 1910, to Conn. Ins. Dep'tni't
National Fire Insurance Company |
OF HARTFORD, CONN.
Capital Stock all Cash, $1,000,000.10
Funds reserved to meet all Liabilities!
Ke-lnsurance Reserve, Legal Stundard, 4,6S5,577.28
Unsettled Losses and Other Claims. S02.8.35.9U
Net Surplus over Capital and Liabilities, 2,840,294.01
Total Assets January 1st, 1910, 9,328,707.25
J. J. ADAMS, Agent