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Don't let unscrupulous manufacturers and dealers foist upon you a
?o-called Basic Slag Phosphate, T here is only one genuine?one free
rom-all-adulteration, one in-cvery-way-as-guarantccd phosphate. It is
BEARING ON THE TAG THIS TRADE MARK'
It Is imported by us from Germany direct to YOU.
Thomas Phospl ate has long been the stand-by of the Ger
mans who are world-wonders at the art of agriculture. They
easily recognize its advantages over all other Phosphates- that
it* highly available Phosphoric Acid and big per cent of Lime
produce exceptional yields. ,
Thomas Phosphate cannot revert or go back to insoluble
compounds?neither can it be -washed aivay. Therefore its
lasting results make it as cheap as it is good.
Our booklet "Thomas Phosphate and Its
Uses,'' mailed free upon request. .
The Coe-Mortimer Co., i
Special Importers, N
CHARLESTON. S .C.
See Dodson=Edwards Drug Co
J. Q. Wanamaker, Mgr.
For Christmas Gifts.
In Bad Fix
"I had a mishap at the age of 41, which left me In bad
ftx/'^writes Mrs. Georgia Usher, of Conyers, Ga.
"I was unconscious for three days, and after that I
would have fainting spells, dizziness, nervousness, sick
headache, heart palpitation and many strange feelings.
"I suffered greatly with ailments due to the change of
life and had 3 doctors, but they did no good, sc I concluded
to try( Cardui.
'Since taking Cardui, I am so much better and can do
all my housework."
The Woman's Tonic
Do not allow yourself to get into a bad fix. You might
get in so bad you would find it hard to get out.
Better take Cardui while there is time, while you are
still in moderately good health, just to conserve your strength
and keep you in tip top condition.
In this way your troubles, whatever they are, will grad
ually grow smaller instead of larger?you will be on the
up-grade instead of the down?and by and bye you will
arrive at the north pole of perfect health.
Get a bottle at your druggists' today.
The Laurens Drug Company sells
Wine of Cardui.
We want to do your
and all other work in the Tin
and Sheet Iron Line
We will sell you a better grade of
VALLEY TIN =
than you have been using at the same price.
We make anything to order out of Sheet Metal
Be sure and see our Metal Shingles before roof
ing your residence.
Yours for better work and material.
J Gray Block, Sullivan St. - Laurens, S. C. 1
I THE COTTON WEIGHER'S TAX
! ! (Contributed.) !
To the Edltor of tlie Laurens Ad
vertiser:?A sneaky and contemptible
disadvantage has just crept In upon
the farmer. When he sells his cot
| ton, and receives his bill of sale he
finds deducted thereon ten cents per
' b.'ile for weighing. Heretofore live
; cents was charged, and in the spirit
, of equity, that was ample. What right
has the cotton buyer, unknown to and
? without even warning the farmer, to
i collect arbitarlly an extra tax of five
i cents per bale for weighing? Every
i sale is a contract commodity deliv
ered and value in money or other
commodity returned. Every step In
the transaction must be agreed upon
by both buyer and seller, elso the
transaction Is vitiated. Why are such
impositions practiced upon the farm
er? Because If he is the most long
suffering he is at the same time the
most Ignorant and slow thinking class
that helps to make up the sum total
of the commonwealth. And, yet, ne
glecting sadly his own education he
scorns and rebels against that con
dition which would compel the com
monwealth taking charge of it. Who
has a right to set the price for weigh
ing cotton The cotton weigher is
a man elected to his position by the
people of his community, has he, as
a public cervant, the right arbitrarily
to fix or to raise or lower the price
to suit his demands or fancies. I
think not. Who sets the price for
weighing cotton? The weigher? I
think not. It is supposedly set for
him by the buyer, by the buyer I do
not mean the agent I mean the manu,
facturer himself. Does the weigher
actually receive all the revenue col
lected for the weighing?
Note some of the sums collected for
weighing. Some of the Kinners charge
for ginning a fixed price per bale In
dependent of its weight. The most
however charge according to weight.
As we do not know just bom . any
gins charge per bale and how many
charge by weight we cannot actually
fix the amount of revenue taken in
by each method. We can assert posi
tively though that with most gins
weight Is the essence of flxinfl the
price for ginning. The farmer pays
It. He sells his cotton, perhaps to
the ginner, who Is also a buyer. The
ginner-buyer will accept his own
weights and make his money settle
ment thereon, but yet he will charge
extra for weighing upon the plea that
when he ships the sard cotton to the
party for whom he is buying the cot
ton weigher has to weigh it for the
railroad; hence the farmer must bear
that weighing expense. Mark you.
the farmer has soil the cotton, accept
ing the welghtr of the agent-buyer,
yet he must provide for an expense
of extra weighing after the cotton has
been sold by him and is no longer
his property. Formerly this extra
arbitrary expense was five cents per
bale, and Cod knows who fixed it at
hat price; now it sncakingly and un
justly looms up at ten'cents per bale.
The census report shows us that
to November 14, 8,764,153 bales have
bet n ginned. At five cents per bale
for weighing the farmer would have
paid $138.207.65?Four hundred and
thirty-eigb thousand, two hundred and
seven dollaiB and sixty-five cents. At
ten cents a bale he actually pays
$S76,415.30.?Klght hundred and sev
enty-six thousand, four hundred and
fifteen dollars and thirty cents. Near-'
ly a half million dollars more filched I
from his, for weighing. Iiy some cal-1
eolations the crop Is placed at 11,328
000 bales. Now out of the revenue
the farmer Is to derive therefrom he
must pay $1. 132,800.00. Thus the
wolves and jackals are ever watching
the Imbecile and ignorant little lamb
and if life looks a little happier to
him and he takes on a few more
pounds of flesh they pounce upon him
and tear the mout with their teeth
and leave the bleating little creature
to mond,the best he can so as to put |
simseif In condition for another bite, j
Farmers, refuse to submit to the \
imposition. Call upon the farmer's
unions to take the matter up and urge
the legislature to protect, by fixing the
price of weighing, the human-beast
who is supporting the world, support
ing especially those who want to get
the maximum out of life with the min
imum of work. Were the matter of
weighing the only imposition upon the
farmer In the marketing of his blood
and sweat bought produce the farmer
might bear it, but it is one of many.
I have heard farmers, who have go:
ten or twelve cents for their cotton
and thus were able to "pay out" and
have a few dollars over for Christ
inas, say: "I got it this time and I'm
satisfied." Shame upon such farmers. ,
No true man who has a wife and |
daughters will be satisfied to make a ;
few cents profit out of his physical
toil and mental trouble when the re
sults of that toil an dtrouble net piles
of dollars to tv" parties manipulating
the Ignorant a trusting child of the
Novembe?- 26, 1910.
"Crayonds". Kosemonte Manor
Waterloo, I.aureus Co., S. ('.
To (Mir Corn Club Boys.
A great deal is being thought. s:ii(i,
and written just now on corn produc
tion in South Carolina. Too much
thought cannot be put on tills sub
ject. In fact, our farmers are just
beginning to put their mind on their
business. Cloud results are assured.
The doctor or the lawyer without pre
paration is a failure. Tho teacher
who has not Studied and who does not
continue to study is a failure and rap
idly falling into tho rear ranks. The
fanner who does not use Iiis head
along with his muscle is a failure.
Five years ago 7."> bushels of corn
to one acre was unheard of in Laurens
County. Twelve months ago we had
one man who had made as much as
90 bushels of corn on one acre, Ho is
ono of our best farmers?a thinking
man. bul it took him something like
sixty yenrs to flgure out how to do it.
The Lauren:; county hoys' corn club
was organized last spring, and today
we httve something like twenty School
boys who made more than 70 bushels
of < orn on one acre, rpiito a number
who made more than 80, and four
who made more than 1?0 bushels. Wil
lie Wolff, a mere school boy. Is to
day the champion corn grower of Lau
rens county, having made more than
1?7 bsuhels of corn on ono acre of up
land soil. Tin' 111 members of the
Laurens olub have produced more than
7.IIIM) bushels of corn for Lauren:;
county this year. Everybody is talk
ing corn. Our boys "nave stirred up
mi enthusiasm on the subject, Willie
Wolff should be proud of his achieve
ment, bis father should look upon him
[ with pride, bis school and his county
I f'lOUld honor him. Ho has taught the
! people a lesson. All these boys should
' bo proud of their record, they should
all be honored.
Of eourso we are not mnklng the
big yields like some of the counties.
Qreat things are not accomplished in
a day. Those big yields are tho re
untoi of years of study and prep.ira
tlon. Our boys hud no time to pre
pare for such a contest. The Champion
(orn j iower of the State was for three
years preparing his aero for this con
test. Next year wo will have greater
yields and more of them. In a few
years we may have the champion corn
grower of tho State In Lnurens coun
Our Corn show was In many re.
spects a success, In some a failure.
It is almost impossible to get systi
matically organized In six months
time. The real harvest of the Club
was reaped. Our people generally
have become Interested. We have at
last learned thai we have the soli, the
brain and the muscle to accomplish
great things. Hundreds of boys, and
patents too. have learned how to so
lect seed corn, learned bow to culti
vate and fertilize the growing plant.
Our corn cribs have been moved from
the West and are today tilled to over
flowing in our barn yards.
Boys, the victory Is yours. We bare
our heads to your honor. A stand
still Is unknown to progress. The
County will expect still greater things
.??on yon. next year. We have an
abiding confldcn',o i-; you tho fu
rore citizens of our co.inty An un
educated man cannot nil well bis place
anywhere, even on tin? farm. There
fore, let your books claim the greater
part Of your time and attention now.
Ceo. L. Pitts.
II AI It 111. A Mil.
If Yon Have Sculp or Hair Trouble,
fake Advantage oi tins Oner.
Wfl could not afford to so strongly
endorse itexall "03" Hair Tonic and
continue to sell it as we do. If it did
not do all we claim It will. Should
our enthusiasm carry us away, and
Rexall "03" Hair Tonic not give en
tire satisfaction to the users, they
would lose faith in us and our state
ments, and in consequence our busi
ness prestige would suffer.
We assure you that if your hair Is
beginning to unnaturally fall out or
if you have any scalp trouble, Rexall
?'!!::" Hair Tonic win promptly eradi
cate dandruff, stimulate hair growth
and prevent premature baldness.
Our faith in Rexall "93" Hair Tonic
Is so strong that we ask you to try
is on our positive guarantee that your
money will be cheerfully refunded If
it does not do ns we claim. Two sizes
50c and $1.00. Sold only nt our store
The Rexall Store. The I.aurens
WILLIAMS' KIDNEY PILLS
tlaVQ you overworked your nervous ayn
t< in and caused trouble with your kld
noyi and bladder? Have you pnins In
loins, flhle, back and bladder? Have you
ft flabby fippcftrnnrc of the face, ftnd un
der tho eye?? A frequent desire to pnsa
urine? If no. WUHnm*' Kidney nils will
cure you?DniRKlHt. Price 60c.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO., Prop... Clrr-lnml.Ohio
Laurcns Drug Co., I.nnrens, S. C.
WHEAT WHEAT WHEAT ?
1000 Bushels Seed for Sale.
Uncleaned Home Raised. $1.25 bushel
Recleaned Home Raised. $1.50 bushel
Bearded Fulcaster $1.50 bushel
Red May.- $175 bushel
Purple Straw.. $1.75 bushel
Klondyke. $2.00 bushel
600 bushels above Wheat just arrived from
T. W. Wood & Son.
SMITH MERCANTILE CO.
Kinards, S. C.
I For Sale!
Fred W. Green house and lot on West
Main Street. Formerly owned by J. H.
One House and Lot, North Harper Street
containing one-half acre, more or less,
fronting on Harper street 50 or 60 feet.
The Harriett Mills
House and Lot
N. B. DIAL, C. H. ROPER,
President. Sec. & Treas.
Home Trust Co. ?
?SC LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA
With cotton selling for 14 cents and increasing daily,
there's no reason why Fanning Land shouldn't increase in
value in the same proportion as cotton; therefore take ad
vantage of the bargains we are offering in various sections
of Laurens County.
We offer a tract of land one and one-half mile from Water
loo. This is a splendid piece of property,?has one eight
room dwelling in good condition. Three tenant houses,
barn and stables; will make liberal terms, 244 acres.
Ninety Three acres seven mile west from Laurens, $1.200, w
liberal terms. 248 acres in Abbeville County?three miles %
from Loundsville, 75 acre under wire fence; 25 acre in oak $
timber, 75 acres in heavy pine timber. One 6 room dwell- ?
ing complete; one 4 room house, barn and stable. This
place rents for 2500 lbs lint cotton, price $4.000 cash. We
have other lands. We are having inquiries for small tracts
of land from 50 to 100 acre. List with us?we give our
time to the handling of real estate.
Oakland Heights Realty Co. f
B. A. SULLIVAN, Mgr. Sales Dept. |
Laurens, - - South Carolina, f
!: Clinton Garage and
Will do any kind of machine work at :;
reasonable prices, on Engines, Gas En
;: gines, Automobiles, and all kinds of farm ::
:: machinery. ??
ii Clinton Garage & Machine Shops, i:
i; Telephone 119 Clinton, S. C.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practire in ail Stnte Courts,
prompt attention given to all business
DU. CLIFTON JONES
Office In Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219*