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POPULARITY I INTEREST
Commissioner Watson Receives Let
ters Dally Asking About the Farm
Lands of This State?I/Cgislnture
Urged to Make Appropriations.
Farm laud in South Carolina Is at
tiacting the serious attention of farm
ers and investors In the North and
Northwest. The State department of
agriculture Is dally receiving letters'
from substantial firms and farmers
v. ho ask for specttic information as to
lite lands for sate in this State, and
lids information is given by the State
department of agriculture. The ac
tual business transaction is always
left by the department to the owners, j
Commissioner Watson hay, received
: ->veral letters that are of Interest con
cerning land in South Carolina. The
letters are from substantial fanners
and business men.
It is very probable ;that a measure
will be introduced in the general as
. 'inbly during the present week call
ing for an appropriation to supple
ment a fund to be contributed by the
larger railway systems of the state,
me Southern railway, the Atlantic
Coast Line and the Seaboard Air Line,
a;; suggested by The State, for the
proper exploitation of the resources
of South Carolina.
The following letters, received by
t ommisslouer Watson, will therefore
b> of particular interest:
" Vboul seven years ago I became
Interested with some friends in the
? auadiuu Northwest il am a Canadian
l)y birth), and started a campaign
through the Central and Northwestern
States to induce people to m> out to
t'lPt country and we were very suc
UH fill In locating hundreds on the
Canadian prairies. On a recent visit
1.0 that country I found many were
j dissatisfied with their locations. The
milhmer season is so very short that
tuo variety of crops is very limited
..id always in danger of being caught
with frosts, as was the ease the past
tunmer in many places.
"On comparing the possibilities of
that* country with those of your State,
four times as many farmers. I believe,
co iH have been Heated In it ill Lie
same time as in the Canadian North,
west, as none of them would have to
sacrifice their nationality and its ad
vantages. Since my return from
the West I have decided to in
terest myself in locating some of
those dissatisfied Northwestern farm
ers in some part of the South of this
country, where the climate conditions
are more favorable for agriculture.
This is my reason for writing you at
this time. I believe with proper faith
ful works thousands of successful
fanners from the northwest of Canada
and this country could be easily In
duced to locate in your State. .Many
of them could sell their lands now in
their possession at good profits and
purchase land at much lower prices in
"If you have any proposition you
could make me, I would like to know
it, and If you have not. If you can1
give me the name of some large and
corporation who might take up a cam
paign of this kind. I shall thank you.
"I don't want a land speculation
scheme, but a real settler campaign.
Though I am the treasurer and have
been for more than 15 years of the
above company which spends more
than $1,500,000 annually on adver
tising in daily newspapers and maga
zines for various corporations, yet in
the business , locating practical
farmers 1 find the most successful way
is to meet them face to face and dem
onstrate to and give them actual facts
and figures. ^
"This is a most fiH&picioUS season to
talk to the Northwestern farmer about
the comforts and opportunities of a
home in the South. If you are in
terested in my proposition I would be
pleased to hear from you."? The State
Solves a Ueep Mystery.
"I want to thank you from the hot
tow of my heart.'' wrote C. 13. Kader.
of Lewisburg, W. Va., "for the won
derful double benefit I pot from (?'.lee
trie Litter.-; in curing me of both a
severe ease (if stomache trouble and
of rheum tth in. from w hich I bad been
an almost helpless sufferer for ten
venr? !t suited my case as thought
made just for ni For dyspepsia. In
digestion, jaundice and to rid the sys
tem of kidney poisons that cause rheu
matism, Electric Hitters has no equal.
Try t hem. every bottle is guaranteed
to satisfy. Only 50c at Laurens Drug
Co. and t'almetto Drug Co.
We are showing a fine line of man
tels, tiles and grates, we can save
you money on these poods, call and
let us show you through.
?. to. Sc E. H. Wllkes & Co.
Grand, Gloomy and Peculiar.
There was a marked contrast be
tween Lincoln's uiauner, which was
always pleasant and even genial, and
that of Stunton. The latter's stern,
spectacled visage commanded Instant
respect and In many eases inspired
fear. In receiving visitors, and they
were legion, Stnntou seldom or never
eat down, but stood before a high
desk as the crowd passed before him
and one by one presented their re
quests or complniuts, which were rap
Idly dls|K>sed of. He was haughty,
severe, domineering and often rude.
When I think of him In the dally rou
tine of his public audiences the char
acterization of Napoleon by Charles
Phillips, the Irish orator, comes to
mind, "grand, gloomy and peculiar."?
From "Lincoln Iu the Telegraph Of
Eugenie's American Ancestry.
The Empress Eugenie was the grand
daughter of Mr. Fitzpatrlck, American
consul at Malaga during the early
years of the nineteenth century. Mr.
Fltzpatrlck's wife was of Scotch de
Bcent and claimed to be connected in
some remote way with the Stuarts.
They had one daughter, a very beauti
ful and accomplished girl, who made a
brilliant marriage with the Marquis l>e
Moatijo, Comte De Teba. He died aft
er a few years of married life, leaving
her with two young daughters, one of
whom subsequently married the Duke
of Alba. The other, Eugenie, became
empress of the French. ? From tho
Memoirs of M. Claude.
Birds of a Feather.
Frederick Lovcson-Gower in his
reminiscences relates that when he
visited Moscow iu 1S.">(> for the corona
tion of Alexander II, "opposite our
house during the procession was
drawn Up a regiment called Paulovski,
formed by the Emperor Paul, all the
men having turned up noses and
therefore resembling hhn. It seems
it was the fashion to compose regi
ments of men all having the same fea
tures. The lato emperor had recruits
sent to him and told them off accord
ing to their looks. There is one regi
ment of men all marked with tho
Why the Statue Kept Mum.
The Venus of Mllo refused to tell
how she lost her arms.
"If I should say I broke them off
while trying to button my dress up the
back." she said, 'you'd ask mo what
has become of the dress."
Relapsing Into stony silence, she paid
no further attention tu the question
ers.?Chicago Tri 1 mne.
A Girl's Idea.
A girl's idea of a trousseau is to
have enough c lothes to wear without
Inlying anything new for at least three
Keeks. New York Times.
Burninfr Cotton. Stalks.
Dr. B. W. Kilgore, State Chemist, of
North Carolina, states that: "The
roots, stems, bolls and leaves corres
ponding to (or which produce) live
hundred pounds of lint cotton, are
around 3,145 pounds, or more than one
nnd one-half tons, containing t>7.7
pounds of nitrogen. 116.5 pounds of
phosphoric acid. 50.3 pounds of pot
ash, and 59.3 pounds of lime; or the
equivalent of live tons of good ma
These figures are the result of actu
al weighing nnd analyzing, and not
North Carolina, or the parts of it
where these tests were made, is pret
ty well toward the northern limit of
the Cotton Belt and the proportion of
roots, steins, bolls and leaves, to lint
produced, is smaller than in more
southern portions of the Cotton Belt.
Hence it would seem quite probable
that the figures obtained in North Car
olina are under, rather than over, the
average for the Cotton Belt. If this
be true, and we have no reason to
doubt it. the acre of land which pro.
duces a 500-pound bale of cotton also
produces, on an average, approximate
ly one and one-half tons of humus
formlng material which is destroyed
When the stalks are burned. This is j
the greatest need of our Southern soils |
even the supposedly rich Mississippi'
Delta soils showing large Increase In
crops from the addition of hunius
Sjormlng materials. In addition to
this, keeping in mind that the next
greatest need of Southern soils is ni
trogen, it must not be forgotten that
when the stalks which produce 500 j
pounds of lint are burned, there is a
complete loss of *?7.7 pounds of nitro
gen, which at is cents a pound is
Piro has e\er been the bane of
Southern agriculture, and every scien
tific fact and all Intelligent experience
dictates that it must cease. We must
use the implements and team force
necessary to plow under for f.ting
live stock; for without humus. South
ern soils are poor, while with it. they
will produce mosf abundantly. Ra
leigh IN. c ? Progressive Fanner.
POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY
gives instant relief ami an absolute cure
in all cases ol Asthma, Bronchitis, and
Hay Fever, Sold by druggists; mail on
receipt of price ?i.oo.
Trla.1 Package by mall to cents.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO.. Prop... Cleveland. Ohio
I.aureus Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
Ait Offer That Invllves No Kl?k For
Those Who Aeept If.
Wo are so positive our remedy will
completely relieve constipation, no
matter how chronic it may be, that
we offer to furnish it free of all cost
if it fails.
Constipation is caused by weakness
of the nerveB and muscles of the
large intestines or descending colon.
To expect a cure you must therefore
tone up ami strengthen those organs
and restoro them to healthier activity.
We watn you to try Rexall Orderlies
on our guarantee. They are eaten j
like candy, and are particularly Ideal i
for children. They act directly on the
nerves and muscles of the bowels.
They have a neutral action on the oth
er organs or glands. They do not
purge or cause any inconvenience
whatever. They will positively over
come chronic or habitual constipa
tion and the myriads of associate or
dependent chronic ailments. Try
Rexall Orderlies at our risk. Two
si/.es. 10c and 2Gc. Sold only at our
store?The Rexall Store. The Lau
fens Drug Co.
Notice to Clean Streams.
State of South Carolina.
County of Laurons.
Pursuant to an Acl of the General
Assembly of South Carolina, provid
ing therefor, the Board of County Com
missioners of I,aureus County in the
State aforesaid does hereby ti\ the
following dates for the cleaning of
streams within said county for anil '
dining the year A. 1). 1911. to wit:
That all streams within said county
shall be cleaned out as required by
law during the period beginning the
1st day of February and ending March
SlBt, and that tiny shall be again
cleaned within the period beginning
.Inly Kith and ending August :;ist.
A. 1) 1911.
All land owners anil persons in
charge of lands within said county
are hereby notified and required to
clean their streams within the above
Done at Knur ens, s c. in regular
annual meeting, this the .'Uli day of
January. A. D. 1911,
Attest: II. B. Humbert.
Messer IIa hl) Supervisor, chairman
clerk of the Board. 2.V n
Kaurens Drug Co., Kaurcns, S. C.
Too Late, Too Late,
to think about taking out u policy
on your house if it is already
burning. We take a risk but not
a certainty. If you have taken
time by the forelock, anil insured
your properly against tire, you
that the company Will pay all
your losses. The race is to the
swift, and you owe it to your
family to protect them from all
troubles. Do not be a laggard.
Stocks - Bonds - Insurance
Enterprise Bank Building
ItliruinnlNiii nmt IIIoihT Dlnrniirw
The cause of rheumatism Ifl excess
inn :i<-i>t in the til.I. Tu nur? rheu
matism Uns iii iii must be expelled from
the system. Uhcuinallsin Is mi Inter*
mil iflwcuse .'mil requires an Internal
remedy, Klihhing With oils ami Inn
im-nlri tnuy ease Ihe pain, Put lliey will
im more cure rheumatism than pan:',
uiii eliaiiKc Ha' liber uf rollen wood.
< hits It lit'iiiini I Imiii T?l Stn> < uri-tl.
Science has discovered a perfect an I
complete cure called Itlieuniaclde, Test -
ed in hundreds of eases, it he effected
uiarvclotiii tue". Itlicuimictdc removes
in.- cause, vets ai Hi*' join- from tb(?
in nl". sweeps liie? iioIhoiih out of I ho
nvslem, tones up the stomach, regulates
I in- bowels and kidneys. Suhl by <lrun
u'-i - ftl Me. and II; in Hu- tablet form
iii . and Me., l>y mad. Henklet free.,
liohhlll Chemical Co . Ihilllnioro, Mil
<?rlH VI The JwllltH I'rnni Tin- IiinIiIc
SWITZER COMP AN V
Started last Thursday which has been a great event for the buying public.
If you have been here you know what are we offering". If you have not been be
sure and come this week, because our store is loaded down with Bargains in
every Department. Special all this week in Shoes.
Next Door to Enterprise Bank.
Laurens, South Carolina.