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CONDITION OF COTTON
76.5 SAYS BUREAU
Growing lMunt Slightly Below Condi
tion Samp Bute Last Year When it
Was 89.1?Area Planted to Cotton
Washington, Aug. 2.?Tho condi
tion of the growing cotton crop of
the United States on July 25 was!
76.5 per cent of a normal, compared
with 80.4 per cent, on June 25 this
year, 89.1 per cent on July 25, last
year, 75.5 per cent., in 1910, 71.9 per
cent., In 1909, and S0.6 per cent., the
average normal condition on July 21
for the past ten years according to
the third cotton condition report of ]
the season issued by the Crop Re
porting Hoard, Bureau of Statistics,
Department of Agriculture estimated
from reports of its correspondents and
agents and announced at noon today.
The area planted to cotton tills year
as previously reported by the Depart
ment of Agriculture in its preliminary
estimate, Is about 34,097,000 acres, or
915 per cent of tho acreage planted last
Comparisons of conditions. by
States, with the percentage of last
year's acreage, planted this year In
each state, follows:
10 yr av.
State 1 !? 11> 1911 1910 av. pltd.
Virginia.sr. 102 so S3 98
N. Carolina _SO S7 71 SO 94
S. Carolina -7? SO 7<> 80 03
Georgia.OS 95 70 S2 90
Florida.75 95 70 84 89
Alabama.7:1 94 71 SO 92
Mississippi .. ..OS SO 71 79 S9
Louisiana .. ..70 84 C9 7S 9;
Texas.84 80 82 80 98
Arkansas.74 94 7:5 82 89
Tennessee .. ..71 92 70 84 94
Missouri.75 90 72 85 83
Oklahoma .. ..SO 88 S7 82 8S
California.99 99 9S ? 90
For the purpose of comparison, the
condition of the cotton crop in the
United States monthly for the past
ten years Is given below:
Years May 25 Jun. Jul. Aug. Sept.
1912 78.3 80.4 70.5 .
1911 ' 87.S 88.2 89.1 73.2 71.1
1910 82.0 80.7 75.5 72.1 65.9
1909 81.1 74.6 71.9 63.7 58.5
1908 79.7 81.2 83.0 70.1 69.7
1907 70.5 72.0 75.0 72.7 67.7
1906 84.6 83.3 S2.9 77.3 71.0
1905 77.2 77.0 74.9 72.1 71.2
1904 83.0 88.0 91.6 S4.1 75.8
1903 74.1 77.1 79.7 81.2 65.1
1902 95.1 S4.7 81.9 ?4.0 58.3
81.5 80.7 80.6 73.6 i
Pine drove, S. c, Aug. 5.?The crops
are looking line since the last rain.
The farmers are almost through lay
Those that are attending the singing
school at Highland Home church from
this place are Luther Brnmlett, Hex
Patterson, Willie and Menus Knight,
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Knight, IMumer
and Conway Craddock.
Miss Armittie Washington, of Green
ville, and Misp. Hanta Hums, from
Greenwood, are visiting Misses Lila
and Mae Brnmlett, this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jo~in Owings, from
Harksdale, spent Sunday with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Knight.
Miss Hessie Owings is visiting In
Spartanburg this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Medlock spent
Sunday with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Austin Hramlett.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Heid and Mr.
and Mrs. A. L. Nash spent last Thurs
day with Mr. Mitchell Owings and fam
Mr. and Mrs. John Knight, from near
Trinity Ridge, spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. C. Y. Craddock.
Mr. and Mrs. Z. R. Traynham spent
last Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Patt
Todd near Harksdale.
Mr. Mitchel Owings and family spent
Sunday with Mr. Bob Armstrong.
Miss Ulla Hramlett spent Sunday
night with her sister, Mrs. O C. Med
lock, at Dr. A. C. Fuiler's, near Trin
Mrs. Fred Franks has returned home
The Trials of a Traveler.
"I am a traveling salesman," writes
E, E. Coungs, E. Berkshire, Vt., "and
was often troubled with Ciuistlpatlon
and indigestion till I began to use Dr.
King's New Life Pills, which I have
found an excellent remedy." For all
stomach, liver or kidney troubles they
are uncqualed. Only 25 cents at Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
CROSS HILL NEWS |
Cross Hill, Aug. 5.?Miss Mary Mil
ler has returned from a several weeks'
visit to relatives at Cartersvllle and
Mrs. Mary Bradley and children, of
Jackson, Georgia, are visiting her
mother, Mrs. N. E. Boyce.
Mr. Landon Heeder has a canning
outfit in operation here, and is doing
a good deal of work for the public.
Mr. J. D. Black's condition continu
ed to be so critical, he was taken to
the hospital for treatment last week.
Mr. M. T. Simpson, Dr. .Miller and
Mr. \V. T. Austin, were on the sick lh;t
A Good big crowd will be hero Sat
urday to meet the candidates and hear
what they have to say.
Tho meeting at the Presbyterian
church is still going on. Rev. Mr,
Ueid of Columbia Seminary preached
from .Monday until] Saturday, morning
and evening each day. His sermons
were very much enjoyed by our peo
ple. Rev. Mr. Brldgeman came Satur
day and preached Sunday. His sre
mons wore line.
Quite a large number of people from
town attended Children's Day at Beth
abara last Saturday.
Mrs. J. ('. Austin and sou of Vidalia
Georgia, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. B.
Miss Julia Galphin of Ninety Six
spent the week-end with Mrs. Janie
Miss Ruth Pinson of Greenwood Is
visiting the family of Mr. and Mrs. P.
Mr. Henry Miller of Wllitmlro is
With his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Miller. He has been quite sick sev
Messrs. Hugh and Austin Leaman
were with homefolks Sunday.
Rev. R. 10. Campbell of Jacksonville,
Fla., Is visiting his sister, Mrs. N. I.
Williams and Mrs. Carley. This is
Mr. Campbell's boyhood home. He
has many friends here who are glad to
Mrs. Whltesides of Hickory. X. C, Is
visiting Mr. Barmore and Miss Ada
Rasor, her brother and sister.
Mr. Augustus Pinson.
Cross Hill. S. C, Aug 6.?Mr. Augus
tus Pinson, oldest son of Mr. and .?Iis.
E. B. Pinson, was killed July 20th
near Muckler, West Virginia. He was
employed by some detective agency at
Muckler and was killed probably by
thugs while in the discharge of his
duties. The body was brought bore
Tuesday of last week and buried that
afternoon. He was about 29 years old.
A large concourse of relatives and
friends attended the funeral. He leaves
his father, mother, two brothers and
one sister to mourn. Much sympathy
is felt for the family in this, their
great affliction. Young Rinson had
many friends who wore shocked to
hear of his tragic death. Tho follow
ing were pallbearers: Brooks ('oats,
Irhy Cole, Tom Wells. Quince Smith.
W. S. Davis and Henry Smith.
BUYS FARM NEAR McBEE.
John I>. Rockefeller's Agent Buys
Charlotte, N. C, July 25.?Frederick
T. Gates, chairman of the General Ed
ucational Board and adviser of John
D. Rockefeller In philanthropic and
other undertakings and personal rep
resentative of the oil magnate in many
business enterprises, has purchased
27,000 acres of land In Richmond and
Scotland counties, this state, for ap
Mr. Gates and IT. A. Page, Jr., agent
for the owner, made an automobile trip
over a part of the tract. "I take it,"
said Gates. "My check will be ready
when you have the papers signed."
It is not know that Mr. Rockefeller
is interested in the purchase. It Is said
that Mr. Gates, distinguished Baptist
minister, socialogist, philanthropist
and business man, will become a farm
A large part of the tract will be
cleared and plapted In peach, pear and
grapes and other fruits and berries,
while much of it will be Cultivated In
cotton, corn and other staple crops.
Another part will be developed as a
This handsome tract of land Is only
a fow miles from McBce the town
which has been mado famotiR by the
Southern I^and Development Co., of
HOW TO TREAT
FALL ARMY WORM
Clemson College Hureuu of Entomo
logy Publishes a Hulletin on Treat
ment of Pest.
The Division of Entomology of
Clemson College has sent out the fol
lowing bulletin, in an attempt to aid
the farmers of the state in putting
down the fall army worm, which is
now prevalent in some counties in
The following hulletin attempts to
handle only the important points in
connection with the damage of the
pest, and its control. Any further in
formation desired will be cheerfully
supplied upon request to the Division
of Entomology, clemson College, S. C.
There is in this state and several
other southern states, an invasion of
the Fall Army Worm on corn. grass
and cotton. This caterpillar is about
l to I i-i! Inches long when grown, it
is quite different from the cotton cater
pillar although many farmers mistake
one for the other. This insect which
is now in this State is not the cotton
caterpillar which did so much injury
to cotton last summer, but is the Fall
Army Worm which is sometimes call
I ed the Grass Worm.
It is well to impress the fact that
the insect about which there is so
much current excitement is not the
same as the cotton leaf worm or cat
erpillar which was present in the cot
ton tields last fall. There are at
present so far as specimens sent in
and investigations made by tins divi
sion show, no cotton caterpillars in
this state, though they are doing dam
age in lower Alabama and Georgia.
The cotton caterpillar is injurious on
ly to cotton; the grass worm, does
damage more general in character?to
grass, corn, peas, cotton, etc. This
latter insect is doing considerable
damage over almost the entire South;
so this state is not alone sustaining
the effects of its ravages.
The preferred food of the fall army
or grass worm is grasp, such ns crab
grass, bermuda, water grass, etc. The
pest is present every year, but unno
ticed. The wealth of grass due to
lack of proper culture last fall and
spring lias given it this year unex
celled opportunities for breeding. The
almost total absence of its natural
enemies also promotes the marked in
crease in numbers this season over
previous seasons of recent years. They
have reached such enormity of num
bers that there has been a shortage
of the preferred food and the pest
has been forced to migrate to the ad
joining corn and cotton fields to make
its living there and to carry on its de
structive damage in so doing. Tho
worm begins its work in bottom lands
and at first-appears in the grass. Here
it can be mos? easily controlled, by
deep turning of the grass and worm,
or 'lioroug!. spraying or dusting of
? hose acres with a r sen fit 0 rf lead ac
cording to directions given below.
The third generation of worms is
now entering the ground to change in
to moths. These deposit eggs, which
hatching in a very short time, will
produce another generation of worms.
It is well to bear this fact in mind, for
the apparent cessation of Injury is
due to this cause.
On the first appearance of the worm
the farmer should dust the infested
acreas with powdered arsenate of
lead, undiluted, using three pounds of
poison to the acre. It is best to make
the application when the leaves arc;
moist with dew, as is generally the
case early in tho morning. Arsenate
of lead paste may he used in the form
of a spray the strength of two to
three pounds of arsenate to fifty gal
lons of water, with the addition of
three pounds of unslaked lime. Paris
green also will poison the wrmr but
it 1b not safe to use since even If ex
treme care Is exercised in the dilution
and application of it, serious damage
oft foliage from burning often results,
sometimes not becoming apparent un
til three or four weeks afterwards.
Powdered arsenate of lead is about
as cheap, sticks to the leaf better, and
can be used undiluted without burn
ing the foliage. It would be no mis
take, even In the case of this how
ever, to add a small quantity of air
dry, slaked lime, to neutralize any
free acid present In the substance,
since It Is this acid that does the burn
Where Poison Can Be Scoured.
The powdered arsenate of lead can
bo secured from your nearest local
druggist. If he docs not have it In
stock, he can secure It Immediately by
communicating with his nearest
wholesale druggist supply house or
you can get it direct from the same
places. It will cost somewhere about
25 cents a pound; making the cost
per acre about 75 cents.
Method of Applying the Poison.
The following directions for appli
cation are taken from Circular No. 15:?
Bureau of Entomology; and explain
clearly and in detail the application
of the poison, and cautions to be tak
The method of application by means
of sacks applied to a pole carried on
horseback through the Held, which
came into general use some years ago,
will be found to be perfectly satisfac
tory. By this means a single farm
hand can poison 2 rows at a time and
cover about 20 acres (hiring a day.
The apparatus tor making the ap
plication is simple. A strip of hard- j
wood :*? inches in width, i inch thick,
and I foot longer than the distance
between the rows Biiould be selected.
Two 1-inch holes should be bored
through the stick C> inches from ei
ther end. Tim sacks to contain the
poison should bo made of 8-ounco duck
or similar material. Flour sacks will
answer the purpose, but When pow
dered arsenate of lead is used, two
thicknesses will be required on ac
count of the extreme fineness of the
poison. The sack should measure t!
by 20 inches ami should be left open
on one of the long sides. The open
margins are then tacked on the ends
of the pole, forming a bag which is to
be tilled with the poison by means of
a funnel inserted in the auger bole.
Care should be taken to determine
whether the right amount of poison
is being applied. This can be easily
done by weighing tho pole and sacks
before and after a known area lias
been treated. Unless this is done
there is likely to be a waste resulting
from the application of too much pois
on, or it may be found that the amount
that is being applied is insufficient to
cover the cotton. The operators
should be instruettd to see that the
poison falls evenly upon the plants.
If too much of too little is being ap
plied the amount can be easily regulat
ed properly by varying the amount of
jarring of the pole. It is important
that the sacks do not come into con
tact with the cotton leaves. If they
do the poison will not pass through
readily and it will be found that the
amount applied is too small.
Arsenate of lead and the other ar
senical* to which reference has been
made are violent poisons, but there is
no danger in their use on cotton if
a few common-sense precautions are
taken. The only eases of poisoning of
domestic animals known have been
where stock was allowed to break in
to the cotton Heids soon after poison
ing or where some of the poison was
Carelessly thrown upon the grass. The
only precautions that are necessary
are to keep live stock out of the fields
after poisoning and to avoid throwing
any of the poison on vegetation Unit
will be devoured by live stock. It is
advisable in some < ??es to nnr/./.le the
mules upon which the riders un
mounted when the application is be
There is practically no danger of
poisoning live stock arter one or two
heavy rains subsequent to the appli
cation of the poison, or, in case no
rain falls, after an interval of about
three weeks has elapsed.
The arsenical poisons aggravate
wounds or sores on man or domestic
animals. Consequently all places
where the skin lias been broken should
be covered by some means, or at any
rate washed carefully after the work
has been done. In order to avoid the
possibility of injury to the mules, it
1k advisable to throw several buckets
of water over them after the work is
FASCINATING HAIR FOR WOMEN.
It's Easy to Have Natural Colored,
Luxuriant and Radiant Hair.
So many women have gray and fad
ed hair that makes them appear much
older than they
really are. They
are not Using
it your hair Is
gray or faded; If
your hair is full
of dandruff; if
your scalp Itches
?get a bottle of
HAY'S HAIR HEALTH at any drug
gist's today; use it regularly and you
will be surprised' at the results.
HAY'S HAIR HEALTH Is guaran
teed to give satisfaction or money
back. For sale and recommended by
Laurens Drug Co.
The friends of Mr. R. O.. Halrston
hereby place his name before the ?eo
p'o of Laurons county for the ?flics
of Coroner, pledging him to abide by
the principles of the democratic party
and to support the nominees thereof
For t'onnty Commissioner.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for County Commissioner of
Laurens County, subject to the result
of the Democratic primary election.
J. B. HI TT.
I hereby announce my candidacy
for re-election as County Cnmmsision
or of Laurens county subject to tue
result of the Democratic primary elec
T. MAC ROPER.
Having been solicited hy numerous
.friends, I hereby offer myself for re
election to the ofllco of County Com
missioner for Laurens county, subject
to the democratic primary.
W. F\ BAILEY.
1 hereby annoum o myself as a can
didate for tho olllca of Comity Com
missioner and promise to abide hy the
result of the Democratic primary.
I hereby announce myself a can
didate for county commlsloncr of
Laurens county, subject to the rules
of tho democratic primary.
I.. DUNK CURRY,
Cray Court, S. C.
l or Sheriff.
1 hereby announce myself a candi
date for the Ofllco of Sheriff of Lau
rens county, subject to the result of
the Democratic primary.
W. S. B AC WELL.
I hereby offer myself as a candidate
for Sheriff of Laurens County and
pledge myself to abide by the results
of the Democratic prlrc.ry.
J. THOMAS PEDEN.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for re-election to the olllce of
Sheriff of Laurens county, pledging
myself to abide by the platform of
the Democratic party and to support
tho nominees thereof.
JOHN D. OWINGS.
For House of Representatives.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for tho House of Representatives
from Laurens County and pledge my
self to abide by the results of I lie
GEO. A. BROWNING, JR.
At tho solicitations of friends, 1
hereby announce myself as enndidnto
for the House of Representatives from
Laurens County, Btlbjcct to the rules
of the Democratic primary.
EBB YY. COPELAND,
The friends of Joseph 0. Sullivan,
of Tumbling Shoals, respectfully sug
gest him as a suitable candidate for
the House of Representatives, and
can vouch for hlfi interest in the wel
fare of the common people. Subject
to result of Primary Election,
1 hereby announce my candidacy for
re-election to the house of representa
tives of Laurens county, subject to
results of the Democratic primary
J. II. Miller, M. D.
I hereby announce myseii a candi
date for um office of representative
from this county in the legislature of
the state subject to the rules of Un
democratic part v.
II, S. BLACKWELL.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for tho house of ropresontativo8
from Laurens county, subject to the
rules of the democratic party.
W. 0. 1RBY. JR.
I hereby announce myself as can
didate for the House of Representatives
subject to the rules and results of
the Democratic primary,
\v. w. CAMPBELL.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the House of Representatives
from Laurens county und pledge my
self to abide by the results ?f the
W. R. RICHBY, SR.
1 hereby ant - unco myself ns a can
didate for the Legislature oT South
Carolina, from Laurens ? ounty, sub
ject to the primary election.
10. R. AYCOCK.
For Clerk of Court.
I hereby offer myself as u candi
date for the ofTice of Clerk of Covirt
of 1.aureus county, pledging myself
to abide by the platform of th<> dem
ocratic party ami to support the nom
C. A. POWER.
The friends of Mr. Chas F. Droolcs
hereby announce him a candidate for
tho olllco of Clerk <.f Court of Lnui'01.8
county, and pledge him to abide by the
results of the Democratic primary and
to support the nominees thereof.
To tho voters of Laurens County:
Fully appreciating your support In
the past ami with my record as a
public, official before you, J tako
pleasure in announcing myself a can
didate for re-election for clerk of
Court for Laurens County, S. C, and
will abide the result of the Democrat
JOHN F. BOLT.
For State Senator.
At the urgent request of friends, I
have consented to become a candidate
for the ofllce of state Senator for i/ou
reus county. I will abide the result
of the democratic primary electioa.
(). 1'. GOODWIN.
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for the office of Senator
from this county, pledging myself to
abide by the platform of the Demo
cratlc party and to support the. nom
R. 1). nOYI).
I hereby offer myself as a candi
date for re election to the oflbwi of
auditor of Laurens county and prom
Iso to abide by the platform of the
democratic party and to support, the
nominees thereof. .
J. WADDV THOMPSON.
Magistrale for Waterloo Township.
I hereby announce myself as can
didate for the ofllce of Magistrate in
Waterloo Township, and p.omlso to
abide by the results of the Democratic
ARTEMAS C. LONG.
Magistrate for Laurens Township.
At the solicitation!-, of many friends,
I hereby announce myself a:, candidate
for the otiice of magistrate in Lau
rens township, subject to the rule of
the democratic primary.
R. II. DONALDSON.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for Magistrate in L?nens town
ship, subject to the rule of the dem
.IAS. II. SULLIVAN.
l am a candidate for Magistrate for
Laurons Township, and will appreciate
the vote and Influence ol every citizen
:i the township who may favor mo
With his support in the primary.
W. T. CREWS.
I hereby announce myself n candi
date for the ofllce ol* magistrate in
Laurens Township and promise to
abide by the result of the democratic
J. W. A. ROYD.
The friends of ( apt. W. II. Gllkor
son. Sr.. hereby announce him as can
didate for magistrate in l.aurens
Township, subject to the rules of
tho Democratic primary.
Harris Mihla Wafer for Lauren* Coun
Residents of Laurens County will he
furnished with HAUKIS LITH1A wa
ter for personal use, free of charge, by
applying at IJottiing plant between
nine o'clock A. M. and Noon Sundays.
Bring glass vessels thoroughly cleans
Harris Lithla Springs Co.,
C. H. Pettus, President.
Take notice that on the It 1st day of
August, I will render a final account
of my acts and doing as Administrator
of the estate of U. E, Copeland, de?
ceased, In the office of the Judge of
I'robnte of I-rfiurens county at 11
o'clock, a. m., and on the same day
will apply for a final discharge from
my trust as Administrator.
Any persons Indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven, or be forever barre l.
J. C. COPEIiAND, Jli
July 31, 1912.?1 mo.
Bridge to Let,
On TueKutv, Angus) 20th< l!M2. at '.1
o'clock, a. m., contract will bo lot for
rebuilding MiiHgrovo Bridge on Enoroc
Itiver between the counties <>f Lau
rens and Spartanbnrg. Bids will bo
accompanied by certified check of
$25.00 as guarantee that bidder will, if
awarded contract, execute written con
tract and bond within ten days after
award. The right is reserved to reject
any or all bids.
Letting to be at. tho site.
H. B. HUMBERT,
As To Probet? of Wills.
Under a recent act of the legislature,
every executor, deviser, legatee, t I
tee, guaj-dian, attorney or other per
son, having In his pocesslon, custody
or control any last will aud testament,
or codicil of any person hereafter dy
ing, shall within thirty days after no
tice or knowledge of the death of the
testator, deliver such last will and
c lic'l to the Judge of the Probate
Court having jurisdiction to admit tho
same to Probate.
O. G. Thompson,