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Fine Farm Lands Near Clinton for
Sale Monday, Nov. 6th, 1911,
at Lanrens, C. H., S. C.
The plantation of the late B. M. Henry, subdivided into eight
tractu i ad situate near town, lying on the Sandy Ford Public Road
loading out North from Clinton.
Tract No. 1
The Home Place containing 136 acres, has 60 acres in cultivation
and 76 acres in timbered lands, both' original forest and pines,
either of which may be easily cleared If so desired, It has 2 dwell
ings, good wells and out buildings. Tho Dwellings are 8 room resi
dence and 4 room tenant Iiouho.
Tract No. 2
53 1-2 acreB facing on two Public Roads, one leading'to Clinton,
the other to Laurens, 25 acres of this tract is in cultivation and 28
acres In timbered lands, the timbered lands may ensily be put into
cultivation. Has 2 dwellings, well and good out buildings. (1-2 acre
containing old family burying grounds reserved, with right of way
to same over farm road.)
Tract No. 3
?18 1-2 acres, 25 acres In cultivation and 24 1-2 acreB in original
forest and some pines. This tfftct is also lying facing two Public
Roads the same as tract No. 2, and don't forget it is near town.
Tract No. 4
85 acres, 40 acres In cultivation and 45 acres timbered lands of
which about half and half Is woods and pines. Has good dwelling,
well nnd out buildings. This tract lies facing the public road to
Clinton about 2 1-2 miles out.
Tract No. 5
67 1-4 acres, a gtrbd dwelling, well and splendid out buildings.
This tract lies facing Public Road leading to Clinton nnd Is situate
nearer town than the one above, and 25 acres in cultivation,
42 acres in timbered lands which can easily be put into cultivation
Tract No. 6
107 acres situate facing public road loading to Clinton, and within
two miles of the town. Has about 27 acres In cultivation and 60 in
timbered and pasture lands, a splendid dwelling site and plenty of
suitable timber for building.
Tract No. 7
42 1-2 acres of the finest kind of land, about equally divided, origi
nal forest and that under cultivation. This tract Is situate facing
the Public Road leading to Laurens, but lies near Clinton.
Tract No. 8
87 1-4 acres siunte near Clinton, but facing Public Road leading
to Laurens. It Is like tract 7, pretty equally divided with lands In
cultivation nnd timbered lands. It has such splendid forest, that
dwelling may be erected with little cost.
All of the above tracts have branches and suitable places for pas
This kind of an OPPORTUNITY SELDOM conies to those desiring
an all round good plantation situate within just a little ways irom
town. Clinton Is growing fast, and growing that way, so don't let
this opportunity pass unheeded.
Plats will be posted at Laurens at the office of Judge of Probate
and at Clinton at the office of The Commercial Pank.
TERMS OF SALE?One-third Cash, balance in 1 and 2 years
AvRh interest from Jnnunry 1, 1912 at 8 per cent per annum secured
by bond of purchaser and mortgage of the premises sold, with leave
to the purchaser to pay the entire bid in cash. Purchaser to pay for
Mrs. Ada A. Henry, Mrs. Mnttic E. Holland, Mrs. denn Garrett,
Miss Arva Henry, H. D. Henry, Ex., W. A. Henry,
Miss Lyde P. Henry, John C. Henry.
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Meeting In Columbia of Farmers, Merchants and Bank
ers Largely Attended and United Effort Recom
mended to Hold Cotton.
Columbia, S. C, Sept. 29.?The State
cotton convention, called by B. J. Wat
son and E. W. Dabbs, president of the
State Farmers' union in response to
tho action of tht Southern Cotton con
grtss, recently held at Montgomery,
Ala., was held in this city yesterday
in the hall of the house of representa
tives. It was one of the most largely
attended conventions ever held In the
hall, and the personnel was such as
to cause many to remark that seldom
had there been seen gathered together
for conference a more representative
The convention was composed of
Farmers' union men, farmers, mer
chants, bankers and business and
professional men from all parts of the
State, and throughout tho proceedings
there was perfect harmony of thought
and action and a unity of purpose was
manifested with a degree of deter
mination indicating the character of
the fight that the peoplo of this State
propose to make throughout for a
higher price for cotton.
For Practical Work.
The action of the convention in the
end provided machinery extending
into the vigorous prosecution of the
holding, warehousing and financing
movements, with the object In view
of causing a substantial cessation of
the rush of cotton to market.
Action was taken on almost every
phase of the cotton situation and con
siderable work was cut out for this
State's representatives in congress to
undertake. Along this line the plain
intimation was given by the conven
tion that the time had come for some
kind of national legislation to be in
sisted upon In regard to the market
ing of the cotton crop, now repre
senting nearly $1.000,000,000.
In calling the convention to order
Commissioner Watson, who Is also
the president of the Southern Cotton
congress and a member of the na
tional cotton campaign committee,
along with President Barrett of the
National Farmers' union and Con
gressman Hetlin of Alabama, declared
that he was glad the hour had come
in South Carolina when the producer,
the business interests and the bank
ing interests of tho State could meet
to discuss a situation involving the
welfare of every material Interest in
the State and indeed the very life
blood of every man, woman and child
in South Carolina.
He said that the hour had arrived
at last for Intelligence to hold sway,
for the thinking men of the South to
realize the value of their cotton. He
felt thankful to the bears that they
had hr.mmered cotton down to 10
cents In the face of this convention for,
perhaps 10 cents cotton would stiffen
the backbone of some people who, If
cotton were above 10 cents, we're
likely to rush It on the market.
The conference was convened In the
hall of the house of representatives at
3:30 o'clock ytsterday afternoon. The
meeting was called to order by E. J.
Watson, commissioner of agriculture.
J. Whltner Reld was named as secre
tary. Following the roll call of the
delegates present a permanent organ
ization was perfected and Commis
sioner Watson was named as presi
Mr. Barrett had asked him to say to
the convention that negotiations were
under way but had not yet been con
cluded, that he hoped, however, that
they would be completed at an early
day. A message from Mr. Barrett was
also conveyed to the effect that there
was every Indication of a reaction In
New York almost Immediately In the
price of cotton, and he urged the con
vention to do everything In its power
to hold every possible halo of cotton
off the market.
Commissioner Watson further an
nounced that the national committee
members had about determined upon
a whirlwind campaign through the
cotton belt with a series of monster
meetings and that United Stales Sen
ator Smith of this State and United
States Senator John Sharp Williams of
Mississippi had been requested to take
part In this campaign. ''his will give
five men. posted on cotton, to conduct
the meetings, the comiultteemen being
Messrs, Barrett, Heflin and Watson.
Mr. Watson in his remarks at the
opening of the night meeting pre
sented a number of essential facts
bearing upon the marketing ami han
dling of the cotton crop.
Committees on resolutions, compos
ed of one member from each congres
sional district, was appointed as fol
lows: W. Md.. Frampton, B. M. Mix
son, Alan Johnstone, o. P, Goodwin,
W. P. Pollock, Douglas Mclntyiv. K
W. Dabbs, chairman.
There were calls for United States
Senator B. D. Smith and In a very
few moments Commissioner Watson,
referring to Senator Smith's work In
behalf of cotton In tho movement that
carried the price to 15 cents, present
ed "Cotton" Smith to his peoplo amid
the vociferous cheering of the dele
At tho conclusion of his address, as
frequently during his remnrks, Sena
tor Smith was most enthusiastically
and vigorously applauded.
At the conclusion of Senator Smith's
address there were calls for "Citizen"
Josh Ashley of Anderson. Mr. Aoh
ley spoke at considerable length and
made a strong, common senso presen
tation of the situation.
At the nftornoon session the bank
ers present were called upon for
statements as to their views in tho
matter of assisting In the holding
movement by financing the crop.
These statements were not only most
significant and reassuring, but were,
of such a character that each caused
a speedy manifestation of pleasure of
At the opening of the night session
Commissioner Watson announced that
ho had hoped to be able to give some
definite informatiln from President
Barrett nS to the $75,000.000 loan
from the French-British syndicate for
the purpose of onding the holding
movement. He announced that he had
within the last half hour been talking
with Mr. Barrett on the long distance
Bnnks Are Friendly.
That the banks of the State are
friendly to the farmers was brought
out by expressions from wed I known
bankers at the congress. Every
banker present promised to cooperate
in a substantial manner to assist the
fanners of the State in their light for
a higher price for cotton. The ex
pressions by the bankers followed a
T. B. Stackhouse of Columbia dis
cussed the situation thoroughly and
brought out some new light. His
statements showed that there are
many farmers who .do not care to
hold their cotton, which will make
the fight harder to win on the part
of all the farmers. He told of a trip.
North and West several days ago and
of securing money from Boston and
Western banks to be used in financ
ing the cotton crop. He ? Md that he
represented the Standard vVarchousc
company and that bis company was to
store cotton and lend as much as 8
cents per pound on all cotton stored.
Mr. Stackhouse said that his com
pany owned two warehouses in the
city of Greenwood. He said that he
had advertised several days ago that
the company was prepared to make
?loans on all cotton stored. As a re
sult of this proposition, be said. 1,800
bales had been stored at Green
wood whereas only 100 bales had been
stored at this time last year. He said
that this State needed some new
money to finance the crop and that
the farmers must cooperate in the
movement to secure the desired re
sults. He declared that his company
was in a position to store cotton
cheaper than to keep the staple at
The convention adopted a resolution
urging all bankers to extend liberal
loans and for the farmers to take ad
vantage of these loans to bold their
cotton. To resolution also urged that
the farmers reduce their cotton acre
age for 1912 and that warehouses be
erected in all counties in the State.
The resolution was proposed by R. P.
Heiser of Suniter, and was favorably
reported by the committee on reso
A resolution was adopted to urge
the farmers of South Carolina to stop
selling their cotton and place ihe
crops in the warehouses. The farm
ers union warehouses, that are to be
erected, was indorsed. The resolution
called attention to the drop in cotton
of from 15 cents to 10 cents in 45
days. This resolution was proposed
by R. M. Mixson.
The following resolutions with ref
erence to the New York cotton ex
change was adopted:
"Resolved, that our representative
In congress use their every effort to
regulate dealing in cotton by the ex
changes so that real cotton will be
the basis of all contracts and actual
deliveries be bad." This was the reso
lution adopted by the cotton confer
ence of the South at Montgomery.
The adoption of this resolution caused
a spirited fight on the floor which was
participated in by several of the dele
gates. The resolution supplanted a
previous resolution to ask congress to
abolish the New York exchange.
E. W. Dabbs, president of the State
Farmers' union, read a letter from G.
C. Hightower, stnting that the Farm
ers' Warehouse company of Charles
ton was prepared to advance as much
as $40 on some short staple cotton.
The warehouse company was organiz
ed to handle sea island cotton.
The following resolution, offered by
E. W. Dabbs, was adopted by the con
For Filiform Laws.
"Whereas, at the recent cotton con
gress at Montgomery, Ala., that body
declared Itself in favor of the enact
ment of uniform laws by the cotton
growing States, providing for the
gathering of accurate statistics and
facts and estimates from time to time
tiring tho cotton season, sowing, or
tending to show, accurately the pro
duction of cotton In the cotton grow
ing States, and
"Whereas, that body appointed a
committee on legislature to prepare a
suitable bill to accomplish this pur
pose, and to submit It to the respec
tive legislatures of the cotton grow
ing States for enactment into law.
Such law providing further that the
Information be Interchangeable be
tween the several States, and be given
to the public simultaneously, there
fore be it
"Resolved, That this convention
urges tho general assembly of South
Carolina to enact such a uniform law
which shall be similar In Its work
ing effect to the law now in force in
regard to the gathering of tobacco
statistics, enabling the State depart
ment of agriculture to glvo exact and
specific information as to tho cotton
crop the first of every month.
"Resolved, further, That this con
vention will recommend the prepara
tion of a uniform law which will pro
vide for the filing of weekly reports
with the commissioner of ngrlculturo
by ginner?;, !>y cotton buyers, by ware
houses and by spinners of stock on
hand, nnd that such reports shall ac
curately state, under oath, the actual
prices paid for tho cotton, giving also
divisions of total amounts by grades.
"Resolved, further, That this uni
form law Contain a provision requir
ing similar Information from buyers
and consumers of cotton seed."
Urged to Plant Grain.
Another resolution was adopted as
"Resolved, first that inasmuch as trio
cotton -crop is maturing earlier than
usual, all formers nrc urged to plant
Iis largely as possible wheat, onts and
other grain, and that attention Is
(Continued on Pago Eleven.)
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let us know if any of the
Property appeals to You.
117 acres of farm land, 1 mile below Cold Point, bounded by lands
of Joe Pearce and others; near the C. & W. C railroad. Price $22.50
per acre, terms?one-half cash, balance In two years.
127 acres near Mt. Pleasant church, bounded by lands of Joe
Pearce, Sam Dendy place and public road. Price $22.50 per acre.
204 acres between Watts Mill and Ora, known as the Sam Neigh
bor's place. Will cut In half or sell as a whole. The place now
belongs to M. B. Pool. For a quick sale will sell for $35.00 per acre.
1 beautiful residence lot on South Harper street, size 70 by 400,
between Mrs. Virginia Cain and Mrs. Milam. For a quick sale will
sell for $1,500.00, one-half cash, balance In 12 months.
400 acres of good land on Enoree river near George Byrd and
known as the Llnson place, now belongs to M. B. Pool. Will sell
for $22.50 per acre, good terms with Interest.
Don't forget the 140 acres In Greenville County, belonging to
R. P. and T. G. Traynham, good Investment for a young man. Price
$25 per acre, good terms.
Negro lots in big four hundred, If you want to make a little
change see us about one of these quick, facing on West Hamilton
and Downs streets, good prices and terms.
The Bob Bolt place has still got 75 acres In the tract; would
like to show this place to any prospective farmer.
Will sell the A. P. Nichols place for $3,000.00. Come quick, there
are 104 acres there.
For a short time you can buy the W. A. Traynham place for
$50.00 per acre. It is worth while.
52 acres very close to Barksdale Station; for a quick sale will
sell for $30.00 per acre.
3 lots on South Harper street between R. T. Dunlap and Mr.
Brown's, good size and at a bargain, $750.00 each. The lots face
10 acres with good 5-room new cottage In tho town of Cold
Point. Price $1250.00 und on good terms.
l.aurens street running north and south. We have on west side a
fi room two story bouse, electric lights, water works, and sewer
age connection. Price $2500.00. good size lot.
On the. corner of Jail and Caroline streets we have a good 0 room
brick house, lot 70 by 75, electric lights, water works and sewer
age. An ideal place for warehouse, garage, store buildings, and
only one-half block to public square, the lot alone is worth what
we ask for It.
On l.aurens street we have the Moore boarding house for which
we ask $0,500.00.
Also on l.aurens street a nice cottage for sale, price $3000.00.
Wo also have 1100 acres in Fori Valley, Ca. for sale, 20 miles
from Macon, Gn.
Wo have for sale one S-room residence in the city of Knoxvlllo
Tenn. on north 2rd Ave. Will trade for a farm in this community or
a house and lot.
140 ncres 3 mile:; north of Lnurons. 100 acres in cultivation, 2
good tenant houses, well watered. Price $12.00 per acre,
Nice fi-room house on west side of S. Caroline street, known as
the W. A. Todd place. Will sell for $3,000.00. All modern con
veniences, close to public square.
One ten-room house and lot on Church street, 100 foot front
about 200 feet deep, electric lights, water .works, sewerage and all
modern conveniences. Price Is chenp, come quick If you want a bar
You will find on Burns Ave. 3 houses and lots, electric lights and
water works, price right, call and see us.
House j.I lot on eaRt side of North Harper street, one acre
of ground, lents well, price $1100.00.
172 acres between Laurens and Boyds Mill, 2 good pasturon, good
7-room dwelling house, tho owner says thero Is practically no
washes on It. Will sell for $40.00 per acre. Ono hundred and twen
ty five ncres In cultivation, balance In woods and pasture, 2 good
300 ncres 7 miles from Laurens, known as tho Eddie Hender
son place, 200 acres In cultivation; lots of fine woods; for a quick
sale will let her slide for $20.00 per aero. See us quick for Informa
tion. See John F. Bolt.
25 acres near Parks Station. Joins land of Pluss Brown .7 pj.ink
Ramnge; pnrt of the McCoy place. Will sell for * "VCper aero
one-half cash, balance In 12 months.
Tho snnu; 425 ncres In Newberry County Is for sale and at tho
samo price. $12.50 per acre. This place is well watered lots of
good timber. 2 or 3 good bouses and about 150 acres in cultivation
only f. miles from Wbitmlro, S. C.
A big nice level farm 4 miles from Laurens and containing 144
acres and can work 142 ncres of it. The price is $75.00 per acre
Good easy term :.