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OUR CONTRIBUTION TO OTHER COUNTRIES
The contributions which the peo
ple of the United States are making
to the comforts and requirements of
the daily life of those in other parts
of the world are scarcely realized even
by those supplying the articles ho
contributed. How little does the girl
or woman employed In the factory
realize that the cotton cloth being
manufactured with her cooperation is
to become a holiday dress for some
other girl or woman in China, or In
dia, or the Philippines, or South Afri.
ca, or the islands of the East or West
Indies! How little does the boy or
man who engages in tho daily round
of farm life realize that the bacon to
he made from the pigs which he feeds
is to go Into the homes of Liberia, and
Portuguese Africa, and French Ocea
nia, and Asiatic Russia, or that the
eggs which he collects may be export
ed to British Guiana, or Peru, or Cuba,
or Central America, or the various
countries of Europe! Yot these and
many other curious and interesting
incidents of the neighborly interchang
es between our own people and those
of other and distant parts of the world
are shown as part of the every year,
all-the-yenr-round routine of trade
recorded by the Bureau of Statistics
of the Department of Commerce and
Its annual volume, "Commerce and
Navigation of the United States,"
which is supplied free of charge to
those desiring It for study of our
foreign commerce, shows many cu
rious things about our trade with
the various parts of the world. It is
interesting, for example, to see that
the American mule goes to Africa.
Australia, the islands of Oceania,
British, Dutch, and Kreuch Guiana,
Ecuador, Brazil, Haiti, Costa Rica, and
British Hunduras for service on the
roads ami plantations. American
candles, of which the exportatlons
amount to from 3 to S million pounds
a year, are lighting homes in Japan.
Korea, Siberia, Tasmania, Venezuela,
the Dutch West Indies, Salvador, the
Philippines and French possessions
in Africa. American brooms and brush
es are making clean the floors and
dusting the garments of dwellers in
Turkey, Koumania, Malta, the Azores,
Islands, Egypt, Spanish possessions
in Africa. German islands in the Pa
cific, Honk Kong, and Santo Domingo.
American peanuts, of which tho cx
portutions range from ."> to 7 million
pounds a year, go to British India, the
Quianas in South American, the Dan
ish West indies. Guatemala, Labrador,
the Island of Bermuda, and the Bel
gian Kongo in Africa. American boots
and shoes, of Which the exports range
above 10 million dollars a year, go
in increasing quantities to every part
of the world?Hong Kong, Slain, Ja
panese territory in China, .lava und
Sumatra tho S*rails Settlements Aus.
trat In and New Zealand. German pos
sessions in Africa. Liberia, I?.raz.il,
Paraguay, Mexico Canada, and prac
tically every country of Europe Amer
ican windmills, of which more than
a million dollars' worth are exported
every year, are seen in South Africa,
the Canary Islands. Turkey in Asia,
French China, Haiti, Santo Domingo,
Turkey In Europe, Switzerland, Rou
mania. Greece, and Greenland.
And so we might go on extending
the list Indefinitely, enumerating pro
ducts of the American farm and fac
tory which are being sent to other
parts of the world, and these articles
would include sowing machines, type
writers, motor boats, organs, pianos,
pianolas, soap, perfumery, oranges,
raisins, prunes, chewing gum, toys,
and many other equally curious and
interesting articles, to say noli ing
of the great classes making up the
grand total of more than 707 million
dollars' worth of manufacturers, ."><'?.">
million dollars' worth of raw materials
and :170 million dollars' worth of food
stuffs. Of raw cotton alone the year's
exports amounted to l~><> million dol
lars; of meat and dairy products.
110 trillion: of wheil ?t?d corn, part
ly in the grain and partly in the form
of Hour and meal, nearly |2fi million:
of iron and steel manufactures. ISO
million; of petroioum and other min
eral oils. 1(H) million' and of copper
manufactures, nearly 00 million dol
lars, and so on down the list. The
countries, colonies and other terri
torial divisions to which these arti
cles go. as shown in the volume.
"Commerce and Navigation of the
United States," above alluded to. ore
over 100 in number, and it would he
difficult to find in any pint of the
world a country in which some arti
cle or articles of American produc
tion are not being sold
Will Hold Big Laymen's Meeting at
the Capital City Ourini? the Month
At a meeting of tho executive com
mittee of the Baptist Laymen's Mis
sionary Movement for South Carolina
recently held in Greenville, a pro
gram was arranged for a Convention
of laymen, which will meet in Colum
bia in January. At the last meeting
of the Baptist State Convention 111
Laurens, it was decided to hold a
Laymen's Convention in Columbia
early in (he year 1911,.ill order that
the work may be more thoroughly
organized, and steps taken. If neces
sary, to put in the held an active sec
retary, devoting all, or part of bis
time to the organization of the move
ment in the Baptist churches of the
The committee in Greenville decid
ed to hold the meeting in th<> First
Baptist Church of Columbia oil Jan
uary the lltll. There will be two
sessions of the Convention, the first
meeting at I o'clock in the afternoon,
the second at 7::'.0 III the evening.
Well arranged programs for these
meetings are being planned. It is ex
pected that Dr. .1. T. Henderson, sec
retary of the Laymen's movement in
the Southern Baptist Convention, will
be present, and an effort is being made
to have Dr. A. J, Vining, of London,
Canada, who recently stirred the
hearts of the people at the Baptist
State Convention in Laurens. Dr.
Vining is a man of, wonderful power,
and every effort is being made to
have him present. Dr. Win. H. Smith,
of the Foreign Missions Board. Rich
mond, Va.. will also be present, and
everything points to an enthusiastic
All (hose who contemplate attend
ing should write to Dr. B. t!. Quattle
hauin. Columbia, S. ('.. in order that
accommodations may be secured. As
is customary with the laymen at their
conventions, they will not expect en
tertainment, but owing to the fact that
the legislature will he in session, and
doubtless the hotels somewhat crowd
ed, those who attend this convention
should send in their names to Dr. R.
(i. Quattlebaitm, Columbia. S. ('.. so
that he may advise in reference to
The Laymen's Missionary Movement
The articdes which people of othet
countries send to the United States
in return will he discussed next week.
has til ready become om> of the strong
est powers for good in lie church to
day, and doubtless alter the meeting
in Columbia, great progress will be
noted throughout the Baptist church
es in the State.
C. B, Robinson. Chairman,
T. O. I^awton, Secretary,
Laymen's Movement s. 0. Baptist
TilKUK'S NO ltlSK.
If This Medicine Does Not Benefit You
A physician who made a specialty
of stomach troubles, particularly dys
pepsia. after years of study perfected
the formula from which Kexall Dys
pepsia 'Cablets are made.
Our experience with Roxall Dys
?epsia Tablets leads us to believe
them to be the greatest remedy known
for the relief of acute indigestion and
chronic dyspepsia. Their ingredients
are soothing and healing to the Inflam
ed membranes of the stomach. They
are rich in pepsin, one of the greatest
digestive aids known to medicine. The
relief they afford is almost immediate.
Their use with persistency and regu
larity for a short time brings about
a cessation of the pains caused by
Kexall Dyspepsia Tablets will in
sure healthy appetite, aid digestion
ami promote nutrition. As evidence
of our sincere faith in Kexall Dyspep
sia Tablets we ask you to try them
at our risk. If htey do not give you
entire satisfaction, we will return you
the money you paid us for the. with
out question or formality. They come
in three sizes, prices 2fi cents, f>0 cents
and $1.00. Remember you can obtain
them only at the Daurcns Drug Co.
Farm and Garden
have an established reputation
extending over thirty years, be
ing planted and used extensively
by the best Farmers and Garden
ers throughout the Middle and
Wood's New for 1911 will
Seed Catalog }jeJp y.ou lo
? determine as
to what crops and seeds to plant
for success and profit. Our pub
lications have long been noted
for the full and complete infor
mation which they give.
Catalog mailed free on
request. Write for it.
T. W. WOOD & SONS,
Seedsmen. - Richmond, Va.
PETER COOPER, who when yet alive, gave
$630,000 to found Cooper Union in New York City,
earned only $25 a year for the first two years he
was in that city. He SAVED $20 the first two
years and put it in the bank.
Make OUR Bank YOUR Hank.
We pay liberal interest consistent will) safety.
Laurens, S. C.
N. B. Dial, President C. H. Roper, Cashier
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office In Simmons Building
Phon? Office No. 86; Residence 219
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts,
prompt attention given to all business
May's Brick Yard
GREENWOOD, S. C.
Manufacturers of Fine Briek,
Write for prices.
POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY
gives instant relief and an absolute cure
in all cases of Asthma, Bronchitis, and
Day Fever Sold by druggists : mail on
receipt of price $1 oo.
Trial Pnckafjc by mall 10 ronts.
Will JAMS MFG. CO.. Prop.., Cleveland. Ohio
1/nureiiK Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
OUR CARD OF THANKS!
We want to thank you for the business you
gave us for 1910, and take this means of telling
you that 1911 will find our Store loaded with good
things for you.
Be sure to Watch, Wait and Read
our add next week.
With Very Best Wishes for a Prosperous New Year, We are Yours Very Truly,
SWITZER COMPANY j