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? ON PLANTIM? uOTTON. *
^B'Mr. John 1). \V. Watts, demonstration
agent for this county under the U. S.
Department of Agriculture, had writ
ten an article to the farmer.5 of the
county on the proper preparation of
MRhe lands* and tho cultivation ol the
lljcrpps .incidentally IntludiuK an argu
ment for the raising of more supplies
at home. The letter of Mr. Watts is
To the Farmers of Laurens county:
iLAxA8 1 am 111 the employ of the l)e
.' >>l \r 1 ? i <' 1111 n 11 ',, I-, whftt
'HlflPraM in the interest of the farmers
j|oF$IhiK county, I take this way of
writing you and giving you vhat I
think are the best methods of culti
vation. I have co-operated with the
department at Washington und have
done the best that I could in < omhin
ing the Instructions that I receive
from there with the experience of my
years of farming and now I wisn to
give my views on these things \:\ *he
hope that they will serve to aid you
In the raising of the coming crop.
I would advise that the land be pre
pared thoroughly. Thorough propa?.':?
1 tion this season, on account of its
lateness, means preparing a good seed
bed without disturbing but little the
subsoil. This subsoil should .be dis
turbed but little at any time, unless
the season has been absolutely dry.
Use not over 100 pounds of high grade
fertilizer. Put '.t down as you ridge,
cultivate shallow and as often as
your judgment dictates, applying f>0
to 100 pounds of nitrate of soda per
acre as the cotton puts on the first
signs of maturity, plowing it shallow
into tho soil. I'se seeds that have
proven adapted to your soil, either cot
ton or corn.
Corn, to do Its best, must also have
a good seed bed, plowed well and har
rowed thoroughly. It Is best to bed
with good deep water furrow and some
soil harrowed back into. Plant in
water furrow, distance all your land
will stand with but title, if any, ferti
lizer at planting. Cultivate deep and
thorough at II ist, then as often as you
can. Apply fertilizers at second
plowing, using f>0 to 100 pounds of
I nitrate of coda as corn bunches to
tassel, plowing soda In the soil. Lay
by as stated for cotton, when you see
the ripening of your crop.
Abnormal acre yields should not be
our method, as they usually cost more
than the yield will justify. We aim to
establish acre yields, which, If good
for one acre, will be good for all
acres and bring to practice what every
businessman of the cotton belt be
lieves; that Is. rotation of crop.* and
raising of our own feed stuffs. This is
the only salvation of cotton. Cotton
is our money crop. Grown by the
present methods it is the other man's
money crop. To conform to nature's
plan, which eventually we must, will
make money-cotton that brings the
money to the producer instead of to
the other fellow.
Peed stuffs aid preparation for cot
ton-growing, by putting humus in the
soil, putting bacteria in the soil that
puts it into condition for our money
crop, cotton, to utilize what commer
cial fertilizer we do use.
Oh! why then, tell me, why persist
jn the effort to grow the one crop
when labor conditions arc as they are,
feed stuffs as they are, cotton prices
as they are? Shall we account to
Providence for talents, when we buy
a specially given money commodity
with our bar ', labor. Just to sell It or
return it below cost? This we are do
ing at "cuss" to our lands and "cuss"
from our Hps and, as I see it. a "cuss"
to our souls.
We must make a change and there
was never a better time in our lives
than now, when this late season makes
it so much easier. See this poor drain
ed creation of aces, how they appeal
for rest. No, not rest! They are too
Qod-gtven for that. They ask just
for a change to recuperate, if you
can't help it With peas, or clover, or
vetch, let the poor, appealing, fatigued
Cl'< ntlirrj He, and watch its effort to
gain its strength, even of itself, to
again help you to support your chil
dren, your wife, yourself. Would you
not help an appealing dog. so run
down for your child, wife and self's
sake. Do then, as it is ours this year
to do. Help fewer acres more and
rest yourself by resting twenty-live
per cent of your acres.!
John 1). W. Watts.
Resolutions Of IN 's I icc I.
in Bacrod remembrance of our dear
beloved brother, A. H. Pulley, who
departed this life February 23rd, 1912
at the Laureus County Hospital, after
undergoing a serious operation for ap
pendicitis. He was a member of the
Presbyterian church and we trust his
spirit is in that blessed beyond with
Cod our father who gave it. There
fore be it
Resolved, Th;<* ar the reaper of
time visited our dear brother nndlay
ed the icy hand of death upon him we
feel the loss of a faithful member.
That We know the wife has lost a
devoted husband, the children a lov
ing father and tho community a
That we ever keep sacred the mem
ory of our deceased brother as he
walked in and out before us as a kind
and affectionate brother of Wood Craft.
That ho was a devoted member of
Falrview Camp No. 422 W. O. W. and
did all in his power for the benefit of
That a copy of these resolutions be
inscribed on a page in our minute
book and a copy be sent to the county
paper and tho bereaved family.
STOPS ITCHING SCALP OVERNIGHT
Guaranteed by Lnurens Drug Co. to
Stop Fulling Hair and Danish Pun
Itching scalp, keeps you BChatChlng
and feeling, miserable all the time.
Wash your hair tonight with pure
soap and water, rub on a goodly Quan
tity or PARISIAN SAG 13 and the dis
tressing itchiness will be gone in the
PARISIAN SAGE is a pure refresh
ing and invigorating hair dressing.
Besides puttinc an end to scalp Itch,
dandruff and falling hair it nourishes
the hair roots putting a splendid ra
diance Into faded and unattractive
It should be used by every member
of the family to keep the scalp tree
from dandruff germs and prevent
baldness. Largo bottle f>0 cents at
Laurens Drug Co. and druggists every
R. H. Donaldson,
* THE PROSPEROUS SOUTH. *
# i ?
Ever since its early infancy, when
this great land was lying out rugged
and undeveloped, this great southland
of ours, this land that our forefathers
fought for and many of them bled and
died, has been struggling under a
heavy drain of its resources by capi
talists of the north. Now that the land
is prospering and getting richer ev
ery year, tho eyes of the great cor
porations and syndicates are fastened
still more closely upon it, in the hope
of gathering in even more of tho hard
earned dollars. This they wish to do
by means of the parcels post. These
great Chicago, New York and other
northern syndicates are only waiting
the passage of this despicable law in
order to ride I'ncle Sam's back with
mail pouches bulging with mail order
catalogues and cheap merchandise.
This is and will be a highhanded rob
bery of the southern people.
With glowing advertisements and
vivid descriptions of second rate mer
chandise, they intend misleading our
people into buying cheap goods sold
at high prices and then, after the mis
take is discovered by the purchaser,
hiding themselves behind the cleverly
worded advertisements and showing
the deluded people that, though they
have been stung, they have gotten
what they ordered. The next year,
like all human beings, they will for
get the experience of the year before
and the same thing will be repeated,
our people evidently not being able to
overcome the wiles of the mail order
The parcels post is not the cure for
present conditions in the south. W<
must cooperate, work together, trade
together, keep our money in our own
channels of trade rather than in those
of New York and Chicago, add to the
value of our property and, as the
years go by, gain more wealth, build
more schools, pay more taxes, build
more railroads, have better towns and
more wealthy country, more settlers
and more manu icturing enterprises.
Our farms will then enhance in value,
: our town property will become more
valuable, markets will be opened tip
for the sale bl those products raised
on the farm, such as cotton corn,
trucking, chickens, eggs, incuts and
other things and these will increase in
vnlun as the years go hy, making this
into a veritable garden spot, a para
dise of llowers and plenty.
Let H not be understood that we do
not desire northern capital to develop
our southern resources. We welcome
capital at all times. Hut if any of
these great corporations and syndi
cates wish to do business with us and
take a just profit from the goods they
sell, let them come down and labor
side by side with us, invest their mon
ey here and watch It increase, help
bear the burden of taxation, spend
their earnings here as others do and
put their shoulder to the wheel in
the effort to make this into a greater
and more glorious and prosperous
country. We say, let them come, but
we say, just as firmly, debar them
from entering our territory selling
cheap goods at fabulous and deceiving
prices and taking to other states that
money which should remain here to
aid in the development of this land.
To this sweet southland of ours, this
prosperous southland, we welcome
them aU, but for them to make Inroads
upon us by means of the parcels post,
1 live In the south,
I love this sweet south,
I stand for the rights of tho south.
I, in regard to the parcels post, do
open my mouth and say it will he a
curse to the south,
DOWN WITH THE PARCELS HOST.
Yours for a greater southland,
L. 10. BURNS,
Of J. C. Hums & Co.
STOMACH MISKltY Ol lCKLY
Sourness, Cas, Heaviness, Heartburn
Uo in Tive .Minutes.
Eat a hearty meal if you want to.
Then take two Ml-O-NA tablets and
you'll wonder why that old stomach of
yours is so comfortable,
Ml-O-NA tablets do more than give
relief, they clean . renovate, put
strength and elasticity into the stom
ach walls and build up the general
condition of the stomach so that you
can digest the heartiest meal without
'', a r of (list l ess.
Guaranteed for indigestion, dizzi
ness, biliousness, sleeplessness, sick
headache, and all stomach diseases.
Largo box 50 cents at Laurens Drug
Co. and druggists everywhere.
la Btakod on the assertion that tho flrtt
doso ot tho
?will instantly romovo all distress duo to
a faulty digestive 8yntcm.
A 25-cont trial bottlo convinces.
to yourself try it to-day. it insures per
fect roliof ana a permanent euro of the
most chronic and nevero cases ot'Dyspop
Bia, Heartburn, Gastritis and all forms of
Wc mean what wo say. Test us !
Throe Sizes, 25o., 60c. and $1.00.
S. GHOVFR GRAHAM CO./lNC.1 NCWRURGH, N.Y.
LAUKENS DHU? < 0.
Lnurcus, S. ('.
1)11. CLIFTON JONES
Office in Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts,
prompt attention Kivi>n to all business.
When you feel'Sg
rous, tired, worried or despondent it is a.
wtro sign you need MOTT'S NERVERINE
PILLS. They renew the normal vigor and
make life worth living. h<- kmc nml ask f?>t
M ott's Nerverine Pills g'S^JJiSS
W1IJL1AMS MFG. CO.. Prop... Cleveland, Ohio
LAUREM DRUG CO.
Laurons. S. C.
J. E. MINTER & BROTHER
WE TALK TO YOU IN OIK AD
VERTISEMENTS just (lie same as wc
would talk to a friend face to face,
Wc will not exaggerate -we ^ ill not
lead you to expect one bit more than
we can give you.
Piercing Arrow Sale
TAKES ON A NEW NAME
A Sale that has not Been to Make Money but to Make
Friends by Giving Extraordinary Values
While Reducing Sale.
WE WANT YOl'H CONFIDKNCK
and we would rather have you timl
thiniis at our store better than we
claim them to lie, than In raise your
expectation* in vain. Wc think thai
is (rood business polio j doii'l .von.'
We knew that this sale would make friends for this store. We had but one object in view and that was to turn the Merchandise
into cash, we have been doing this beyond our greatest expectations. Last Saturday was a repetition of the Saturday before. Never
in our history have we had two Saturdays in the month of March that any where near equaled what these two did. Some reason for
it surely?especially when the general business conditions are bad with most merchants. We have been frank with you?we told \<>n
just what we had to offer you and just what tins sale would mean to you. Hundreds and hundreds of people took us at our word?and
they have been benefited beyond their expectations. There are ye*. LO big days of the sale and into every minute of these ten days
we are going to crowd the most business possible?and to get this busine: - ?we will make the price.
We wish wc might take you through each department
and quote every pfice and tell you about it?this would
make some mighty interesting reading matter?but when
you come and sec the prices we arc making you will say
that THEY ARK THE BIGGEST VALUES THAT
MONEY EVER BOUGHT. Everywhere you look there
are bargains?nothing but what the price is reduced on?
wc have made no exceptions in the entire stock ?every
department presents enticing values for the shopper?par
ticularly is this true in the GREAT BASEMENT SUB
WAY where there is a constant stream of customers every
day. This week we have arranged fo.r every day to be a
special day and we want to make it a big week.
Ladies skirts, fo tor pricea $3.00 and $1.00, broken sizes, good
Homo of the greatest ilues ever offered In Muslin Underwear.
A final clean up of all $20.00, $22.50, and $25.00 Suits. Nothing
A few of those ladles Coat Suits, $10.00 to $18.00 value at $7.49
III YAKDS (IK CALICO OK 10 SPOOLS OF TIM' l> FOR Kle
with a purchase of $10.00 or over. Many people h. o taken advan
take of this and many more will bet?re the sale closes.
Don't Forget Friday is Bargain Day.
Watch Friday's Paper for Big Feature for
KVF.m 1)01.1. VK COUNTS I III si: DAYS.
People do not spend their money unless they see value received
for It?this is the policy of the money maker and the money saver.
This sale ought to appeal to those people who want to make and
Every night WO go through and replenish our remnant table.
Some big bargains hora. Don't fail to visit remnant Counter.
$10.00, $12.50, $15.00 and $20.00 Suits, a little off In Style, but
as good as ever sizes :t:t to 37.$4.99
We announce a final "clean up" sale of all lace, Insertions and
embroideries for Friday, March L'2, 9 a. m. All our stock on sale,
nothing reserved. We include in this our entire str?"k of ribbons,
In millinery department. We are closing out all millinery. You
will find some of the greatest values In this department, offered
during this sale.