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THE COTTON CROP
ABOVE THE AVERAGE
Long Drought Has (Not Des
IN THIS COUNTY
A Census Taken of (lie Situation all
Over the State by the ?Columbia
State" Shows that the Farmers of
South Carolina lime no Itlglil to
Monday's edition of The Columbia
State contained reports from all of
the counties of the state relative to
conditions as to cotton. It said that
due, in groat measure, to the ra'r.n of
fast week, which relieved the drought
before it had done serious damage, ex
cept possibly In scattering sections,
the 1911 cotton crop In South Carolina
from present Indications, promises to
be equally as good If not better than
No section of the State, from re
ports, has suffered materially; but to
the contrary, In a number of counties
larger yields are indicated than in a
number of years.
Taking the State as a whole, tho
condition up to the end of last week
indicates that the cotton crop this
year will not be off on account of the
drought that for a time was feared
would materially affect the yield.
Conditions may be said at this time
to indicate a 100 per cent, crop, al
though in some scattering sections
where cotton was replanted and did
not get a good stand toe vield will net
he more than two-thirds or three
fourths; out In other sections from 15
to L,r> per cent, more cotton Is expected
than last year.
Heavy fertilization and the unusu
ally flue preparation of the soil, deeper
plowing and the application of new
methods 's telling this season, but for
which it is safe to say that the drought
would have proved of greater damage;
but compared with last year at this
time the crop Is In far better condi
tion. The fields are clean, there Is no
grass, and indications are that a much
larger per cent, of the cotton will be
picked this year than last. Last year
at this time the fields were full of
grass, m&kiog the cost of production
greater than this year, and, indeed,
last yar the farmers had a hard fight
to keep the grass from overrunning
What grass that follows the recent
rains will be easily kept in check this
If the conditions at pre8ent can be
compared with conditions existing at
this time hist year, the two seasons
being absolutely different, the one ex
tremely* dry and the other extremely
wet, the farmers of the State are, from
reports received, in better shape now
than then, and the Indications for a
full cton a great deal better than last
Laurens County Conditions.
The cotton crop in Laurens County
... '.. 'egular owing to the lateness in
getting stands o.: . t least 30 per cent,
of the acreage. On clay lands the
plant has suffered for the lack of
moisture, and It was on this character
of soils that trouble, was experienced
in securing a stand. On the gray or
lighter soils the weed, while uniform
ly small, Is in a healthy condition,
free from grass and any kind of dis
ease, and is fruiting. As compared
with last year, the crop is somewhat
later as u whole, but the exceptional
ly line preparation In the way of deep
er plowing and increased fertilization
is a factor that Is expected to bring
the crop up to normal conditions with
in a short time, now that the rains
have set In.
With the exception of a few remote
locnlltltes copious showers have fallen
over the county In the last week and
the crop Is reported to be showing the
inbuence of more favorable weather
Itching Skin Quickly Cooled.
Hot weather means skin trouble
for many people, but now you can
stop the itch instantly.
Just a few drops of the cooling
and healing winter green lotion and
the Itch is gone?not In half an hour
?not In ten minutes?but in live sec
This simple wash Is known as D.
D. D. Prescription for Eczema, and
usually sells for $1.00 a bottle, but
now by special arrangement you can
get trial size bottle for 2f> cents. This
will be enough to show you why we
always recommend D. D. D. for all
skin troubles. D. D. I), gives instant
Laurens Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
Buy your Fruit Jars, Rubbers, Tops
and Jelly Molds from us, we have a
complete stock and the prices are
8. M. ft E. II. Wllkea it Co.
I SPECIAL THIS WEEK! 11
All Silk Foulard Dresses at - Half-price
All Voile Dresses at - - - - Half-price
All Lingerie Dresses at - - = Half-price
All Evening Chiffon Dresses at Half-price
All Men's two-piece Mohair suits Half-price
All Straw Hats at - - - - - Half-price
Millinery Greatly Reduced
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
Department Store I
Pontecostal Tent Meeting.
There will be a Pentecostal tent
meeting held near Pong Branch school
house In Scumetown township, begin
ning July 'he 26th or 28th, and con
tinuing for about two weeks. Preach
ers In charge. Revs. G. F. Taylor and
R. B. Jackson, both of North Carolina,
and other workers will be present.
The people of the county and others
are invited. We are praying for a
great revival. Will atl Christian?
M. A. Summerei,
Never leave home on a Journey with
out a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It
is almost certain to be needed and
cannot be obtained when on board the
cars or steamships. For sale by all
? MADDEN NEWS ?
Madden, July 17.?There has been
a change in the time of the protract
ed meeting at New Prospect. The se
ries of meetings will begin Thursday
night before the fifth Sunday, instead
of protracting from the fourth Sun
day as first announced. The pastor
Rev. Jodie Martin will prc9uh fron
Thursday night till Saturday, when
Rev. W. J. Lnngston of Con way will ar
rive and take charge of the meeting,
assisted of course, by the pastor. We
are looking forward to a good meet
Mrs M. T. Allison has returned from
a very pleasant trip to Goldville She
reports the house party at Mrs. Em
ma Monroe, a decided succc: s.
Miss Josh- Martin of Clinton is off
on her annual vacation She will
spend part of it here with her grand
mother, Mrs. Allison and other rela
Mr. and Mrs. G H. Finley and their
due-looking twin hoys spent Friday In
Laurens with Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mar
Mrs. Oxner, of Laurens has been on
a recent visit to her daughter, Mrs. C.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wright of Bnorec
and Mrs. llrooks Martin of Laurens
are pleasant visitors In our midst.
Miss Juanita Martin has returned
from a visit to her aunt of Greenville.
Mr. Add Martin of Laurens will be
gin a store for Mr. P. H. Martin at
an early date.
Mr. .T. D. Culbertson will also begin
on his gin house, preparatory to put
ting in a complete ginnery system The
rains have come and all feel like now
there will he some cotton raised.
There are three patients now at Mr.
J. A. Wofford's with mumps.
Mr. Bee Martin, who has had a
spell of fever, is now convalescent
Mr. Troy Jones, his friends will be
glad to hear, is improving slowly.
Little Sarah Bryson, of The Thorn
well Orphanage is now with homo,
folks for vacation.
Mrs. Kiln. Mudgens spent Wednes
day with her sister, Mrs. Lnngston.
She returned to Spartanbnrg Monday.
Miss Ella 'Feague, who has been
on a visit to* her grandmother. Irfrs.
Teague has returned to her homo in
Buck's Stoves and Ranges are made
by good workmen, of good material
and give good satisfaction. So'.d by
9. M. & B. H. Wllkes & Co.
Switzer's is Now Going in Full Blast!
You can't afford to miss this opportunity of Value=giving> If you have not all ready heen to this
BIG SUMMER SALE be sure and come this week. We can name only a few items here.
All Special for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A look will demonstrate the fact.
Ladies' Wool Skirts at Half Price
Wo will not carry over Skirts from one season to another.
For ten days we will sell you Skirts at one-half price.
All $5.00 Skirts, black, bloc and tan.$2.50
All 0.00 Skirts, blaek, blue and tan.3.00
All 8.00 Skirt?, ail wool, black only . . ..4.00
All 10.00 Skirts, all wool, black and blue.5.00
All 12.00 Skirta, all wool, black, brown and blue .... 6.00
One Lot of Ladies' Oxfords.
One lot Gun Metal, Tans, Patent and Viel at half juice.
One lot of $1.50. $1.75, $2.25 Ladies' Oxfords in tans and black. "We
will sell for.$1.00
Lawn Batiste and Madras.
Beautiful quality white, only.8c
Beautiful quality colored Lawn, worth 10o,.7c
Beautiful quality colored Batiste, worth lf>c.9c
Beaut If id quality colored Voile, worth 25c.15c
Big Bargains in Sheets and Pillows.
Big bargain in ftheets and Pillar Cases. This is your op
portunity if saving money will interest yon. Now is the time
27 inch Brown and Qray Linen, only.8c
36 inch TufTeta Silk, only.89c
Calicoes, Ginghams and Percales
Best Calico, worth 6V2C now. .. ?.5c
Dress Gingham, worth 10c, now.7c
30 in. Poroale, worth 10c, now.8c
f>,0()0 yds. Standard Giglmm, worth 12%0 and 11 ?., only 9c
Don't forget to ask about our special bargain table. You
will find goods worth 10c and 15c per yd, on this table for
Don't forget to ask about our Special Bargain
Table. You will find Goods worth lOcts and 15cts
per yard on this Table for only. r>'c