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TO SHOW CORN
The One Hundred Boys In the Mouth
im ii Htatc.s who have Raised the Hi st
Corn will be Allowed to Exhibit at
National Corn Show.
Washington. Jan. 15.?"The J00
boys In the Southern States who have
raised the best corn crop during the
past year will be glv^n an opportu
nity to exhibit ten ears each at the
National Corn exposition to be hold at
Columbus, Ohio, January 30 to Feb
ruary 11." said Dr. Clarence J. Owens,
commissioner of agriculture and Im
migration of the Southern Commer
cial congress, in a recent Interview.
"Thore are Ki.uOO boys belonging to
the 'corn clubs' In the Southern States,
and the Southern Commercial con
press, cooperating with the United
States department of agriculture; will
pay for the transportation of exhibits
of the 100 most successful boy 'corn
raisers' to the exposition grounds. The
s< lection of the exhibits will be done
by the county and State agents of the
farm demonstration work of the de
partment of agriculture. We hope to
bring together exhibits from 100 acres
whose total output was 12.00 bushels.
"The hoys' corn clubs throughout
the South had wonderful success last
year, and Dr. S. A. Knapp of the de
partment of agriculture who is direct
ly in charge of farm demonstration
work, anticipates even better results
"Believing in the tremendous and
wonderful resource of the South the
Southern Commercial congress is ac
tively cooperating with the United
Crates department of agriculture In
disseminating correct information.
. rid Is watching very carefully the
publication of bulletins which may be
ol value I othe Southern farmer, so
that they may be brought to hi salt !ll
tion Immediately upon publication.
The department has recently issued
two valuable bulletins. No. 115, "Corn
find Corn liaising,' and No. 110, 'Seed
Corn.' which may he bad upon np
I Icntion io our Washington olllce."
Dr. Owens is now making a trip
through the. Southern States, visiting
? oh governor regarding a State com
: Itleo of 11 business men to repre
sent the State at the great meeting of
the Southern Commercial congress lo
b( hold 111 Atlanta, March S. '?? and 10.
Gov. Mann of Virginia, Gov Glasscock
of West Virginia and Gov. Willson of
Kentucky are each heading such com
Mitlees. -The State.
I Till: "BACK HOME MOVEMENT." X
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Altapass. N. C Jan. II.-l ast
night's session of tlt-3 Immigration
Board of Associated Railroads in the
South marked the beginning of coop
erative action on Cue most remarka
ble plan of immigration over under
taken in this country.
The "Hack Home Movement" is
simply that of specially inviting each
person who has moved from the South
into State? beyond the Mississippi and
Ohio Rivers to re-visit bis old home
rountry with a view of again living
there. With the Invitation are given
.arts concerning the chnnges am! won
derful Improvements which have tak
en place in the South in the last
few years The plan was inaugurated
Ky the Industrial Department of the
Carolina. Cllnchfield and Ohio Rail
way last \ugust, and a tender of the
methods il has employed was formal
]<? made to nnd acccptod by a mnjorl
ly of progressive railroads of the
South in a conference which closed
h<re last night Thl'OUghoift the day
yesterday letters and telegrams were
received from Southern Editors and
. ommercinl organizations offering sup
port, and sending long lists of former
Southerners in other States. Anoth
t ? conference will he held at Chatta
nooga February I5tlt, when the or
ganization win be perfected, and a
ficrmanent press bureau established,
Until then W. D. Roberts, Assistant
Fhdustrlal Agent of the Cllnchfield
road will continue the press work for
the board, and the gathering of names
and addresses. The Governors of the
Southern States will appoint one
delegate from each Congressional Dis
trict nnd two from the State at large
to attend the Chattanooga convention,
and confer with the railroad repre
sentatives, and all newspaper editors
arc Invited to be present.
A number of Hoards of Trade ar I
fathering names, and the prospect Is
that In the next two months two mil
lion or more native Southerners will
V? asked to come "back home", which 1
means that fully live million of peo
ple in other states are going to hear
of the South as the be it part of the
Dnited Stales in which to live and
Old Soldier Tortured.
"For years I suffered unspeakable
tenure from indigestion. Constipation
.uid liver trouble," wrote A. K Smith,
a war veteran at Erie, Pa., "hut Or.
King's New Dlfe Pills fixed me all
right. They're simply great." Try
them for any sfoinaseh liver or kid
ney trouble. Only 25c at Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
LEGEND OF THE PELICAN.
Born of tho Peculiar Way thm Bird
Feeds Its Young.
Perhaps the strangest of all leg
ends pertaining to birds is that of
the pelican, said to have been the
third bird to emerge from Noah's
ark. It still thrives as ancient a
type among birds as the badger is
among quadrupeds. The legend of
the pelican is, "The pelican turnet h
her beak against her breast and
therewith pierccth it till the blood
gusheth out, wherewith she nour
isheth her young."
On examination the tradition ex
plains itself. The distinctive fea
ture of the pelican is its enor
mous bill, with the commensurate
pouch depending from the lower
mandible. So great is the capacity
of this pouch and so considerable
its strength that tho natives of
many countries to this day convert
it into a very serviceable bag. The
upper mandible terminates in a
hook which curves over the lip of
the lower and is of a reddish color.
The tint of the feathers is, in the
words of tho poet, "pearly white,
hut ruby tinctured."
It may be assumed, the above
facts being promised, that the two
or three eggs laid by the mother
bird have been hatched. Then the
parents begin to realize that the
cares of paternity arc heavy indeed.
The amount of food consumed by
the young pelicans is prodigious.
As pelicans derive the whole of
their sustenance from the water and
feed almost exclusively on fish, the
use of their formidable fishing im
plements is apparent. Whether
they are wading or swimming-, they
dredge and scoop out their prey
into the pouch, whore it passes
through some amount of macera
tion before being given to the
At this poinf enters that curious
act to which tho observers of so
many nges have given an incorrect
In order to eject the contents of i
the pouch tho bird presses its bill
strongly and with n kind of spa
modic action againsi its In-east, and
the pinkish hue of its feathers, tin
red lipped bill and often enough
the blood of its captured victims
combine to produce the effect that
gave birth to the legend.
This tradition seems to have
found crcdenco through on I Chris
tendom, and the proverbial "peli
can in her piety" took root both as
a symbol and a phrase. By de
grees the figure of the pclicnp feed
ing her young developed into a com
mon emblem of charity, the use of
which prevailed in southern Europe.
The figure is sometimes found
carved in wood or stone work of an
cient English churches and is still
used as a symbolic emblem of char
ity. The pelican is often used, too.
as an ornament of the lectern in
Episcopal churches.-?New York
Temple Garden Roses.
Perhaps the two most famous
flowers in history are associated
with the Temple gardens, for, ac
cording to tradition, it was in these
gardens in 1 KiO that the two lead
ers plucked tho red and white roses
which became the*badges of the
rival houses o(" Lancaster and York.
The gardens were for centuries fa
mous for their roses. Among their
floral curiosities one finds in the
accounts for 1700 an expenditure
on two pcrimic box trees and won
ders what a porimic tree is* until
one remembers the custom of trim
ming box trees in n symmetrical
or '"peri met no" fashion, ? London
Rear End Collision.
Noticing a splintered stock car
on a siding near the station, the
lone traveler became curious.
"Big wreck around here?" he in
"Only a rear end collision,"
drawled the ancient station master.
"Who was responsible?"
"It's hard to say, as both parties
concerned are not present."
"Two parties, eh ?"
"Yes?man and mule. The mule
got excited because the flies got on
his hind legs, and Jim, the helper,
In tho box car tried to brush them
off with a palm leaf fan. We
haven't seen Big Jim since."?Chi
TStwviviiy ?nd Rwiigion.
Theology is man's thought about
the cause of the world, the purpose
for which the world and himself
exist and his final destiny as a spir
itual being. The "creeds," for in
stance, arc theology, the statements
of human opinion in the above men
tioned directions, llcligion, on the
other hand, is a sentiment or im
pulse or instinct of man's nature as
man, which feels instead of reasons
and which, instead of dopending on
logic or speculation, falls back
wholly upon itself for its inspira
tions. We are religious by nature,
while we have to bo taught to be
DAVIS AND LEE.
The Great Leader's Feeling* Toward
The President of The Confed
eracy And The Secret of
Undoubtedly Lee esteemed and ad
mired Davis; but the expression of
these feelings does not go beyond
kindly cordiality. Soon after the war
he writes to Early: "I have been
much pained to sec the attempts to
cast odium upon Mr. Davis, but do
not think they will be successful with
the reflecting or informed part of the
country." After Davis* release from
captivity, l.cc wrote him a letter
which is very charming in its old
fashioned courtesy: "Your release
has lifted a load from my heart which
I have no wirds to tell * * * *
That tlie rest of your days may he
triumphantly happy is the sincere
and earnest wish of your most obe
dient and faithful friend and ser
vant." Lee is. of course, even less
outspoken In criticism than in praise
of his superior. It is only very rare
ly that we catch a trace of dissatis
faction, as in reference to the anxie
ty of the authorities in regard to
Richmond: "The General had been
heard to say that Richmond was the
mitstonc that was dragging down the
army." In che delightful memories
of General Gordon we get perhaps
Lee's feeling about the President
really was. It was at the time of
the most explicit statement of wdiat
Davi-.' refusal to abandon the capi
tal. Leek spoke to Gordon in the
highest terms ot the great qualities
of Davis' character, praised "the
strength of his convictions, his devo
tion, his remarkable faith in the pos
sibility of Still winning our independ
ence. hi> unconquerable will power.
"But," he added, "you know the Pres
ident i> very tenacious in opinion
Jefferson Davis shrank from the
sight of every form of suffering, even
in imagination. When " The l.abes in
the Wood"' was lirst read to him. a
grown man. in time of illness, he
would not endure the horror of it.
His sympathy with the oppressed was
almost abnormal. ">o that." says Mrs
Davis, "it was a difficult matter to
keep order with children, and serv
ants." All tili- shows that he was
nervous and sensitive, which is a ter"
tilde handicap to a leader of men.
He suffered always from nervous dys
pepsia and neuralgia, and "cann
home from his office fasting, a mere
mass of throbbing nerves and per
fectly exhausted." He was keenly
susceptible to the atmosphere about
him, especially to the moods of peo
ple, "abnormally sensitive to disap
proval. Even a child's disapproval
discomposed him." And Mrs. Davis
admits that this sensitiveness and
acute feeling if being misjudged
made him reserved and unapproach
able. It made him touchy as to his
dignity also, and there arc stories of
his cherishing a grudge for some in
significant or imagined slight and
punishing the author of it.
How die I-cc manage to retain his
hohl on the Prcsdont> Pollard, who
admired I.cc. but detested Davis,
more, says plainly that the General
employed "compliment and flattery."
I This is an abuse of words. One can
' no more associate flattcrly with Lcc
I than with Washington. I.cc respect
ed and admired Davis in many ways.
W ith that fine insight into character
which was one of his strongest points
the General appreciated the Presi
dent's peculiarities, and adapted him
self to them for the sake of the
cause to which lie had devoted his
life. Davis required deference, re
spect, subordination. I.cc felt that
these were military duties, ami be
was ready to accord them. He de
fends Davis to others: "The Presi
den, from his position being able to
survey all the scenes of action, can
bettor decide than anyone else." He
refer again and again to Davis' opin
ion: "Should you think proper to
concentrate the troops near Rich
mond. I should be glad if yon would
advise me." On many occasions he
expresses a desire for Davis' presence
in the field: "I need not say how
glad 1 should be if your convenience
would permit you to visit the army
(hat I might have the benefit of your
advice and direction." Those know
lint little of Lee who sec in such pas
sages anything but the frank, simply
modesty of. the man's nature, or who
read a double meaning into expres
sions like the following: While I
should feel the greatest satisfaction
in having an interview with you and
consultation upon all subjects of in
terest, 1 cannot but feel great uneasi
ness for your safety should you un
dertake to reach inc." The solici
tude was perfectly genuine, as wc sec
from many charming manifestations
of it elsewhere:
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts,
prompt attention given to all buaioesa
1)11. CLIFTON JONES
Office In Simmons DalldlnK
Phono* Office No. 86; Residence 219'
We are offering special values In
Tea and Table Spoons.
?. M. & E. 11. Wllkes & Co.
All Kinds of Furs, Muskrat
Muskrat 26c to 85cts
Mink. 50c to $7.50
The Highest Market Price Always Paid
Further Information may be had by
calling on or addressing
Next Door to Post Office, Laurens, S. C.
BR.KSNG'S NEW DISCOVERY
Will Surely Slop That Googh.
New Spring Goods
I have just received my New Spring Samples
which includes all the
and made up by the Latest Fashkm Plates. Come
and look them over.
Salesday, Feb. 6th, 1911
One Twenty-five horse, power Liddell Tomp
kins Engine. One Thirty-horse Boiler, same make.
Both as good, as new. ?>ame is subject to inspec
tion. Call on
Anderson & Blakely
Laurens, South Carolina
1 EfuV I
k Will move about February 1st to th.e
? store now occupied by The Tribble ?
H Clothing Company. I want to reduce- J|
8 my stock before moving and going to 8
jj market. .
Watch this paper for my Sal.e
advertisement and you will see I have
some exceptional bargains to offer.