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YEARS COTTON CROP
IS 14,820,000 BALES
Second Largest, Probably Most Val
nable Ever Grown. Estimated To.
tal Production for 1912 Announced
by Department of Agriculture.
Washington, December 12.?'Die
country's cotton crop this year will
amount to 0,012,335,000 pounds or lint,
exclusive of linters, the department of
agriculture estimated today In Us
annual report. This Is equivalent to
18,820,0X0 bales of .".00 pounds, gross
weight, and makes tSo ?tou this year,
in point of quantity, second only to the
groat record crop of 15,692,701 bales,
exclusive of linters, grown last year.
It is probable that this year's crop
may rank as the most valuable eve1,
produced. Including linters. la<:t year's
crop Was lG.2r>0,000 bales.
There was a crop of 10,608,616 bales
In 1910, which, including linters,
amounted to 12,005,699 bales: 10.004,
919 bales In 1909, which,' Including
linters, amounted to 10.315.382 bales;
I.1.241,709 bales In 11)08, Which. In
cluding Unters, amounted to 13,587,
306 bales, and 1*1,107,179 bales In 1907,
which, including linters. amounted to
II, 375.461 bales.
The average total production, ex
elusive of Unters, for the five years
from 1906 to 1910. was 11.847.270 bales
The value of the crop, including seed,
for the same period averaged $775,
s22,000, while last year's record crop
is estimated to have been worth $859,
810,000, and the 1910 crop $963,180,000
the most valuable ever produced.
The quantity of Unter cotton last
year amounted to 278.790,000 pounds.
With this as a basis it is estimated
unofficially that Unter cotton produc
tion this year will amount to 491.300
bales or 235,038,000 pounds, making
the entire crop, Including linters, ip.
proxtmately 14,311,300 bales of 500
pounds, gross w.-ight. or 6S47.37:* 000
pounds of lint.
Worth Nearly 11 IMUion.
With an average price of 12 1-2 cenb
a pound, this quantity of cotton would
he worth about W5.920.000. <\pproxi
mating the value of this year's cotton
seed at $131,000,000, the average for
the past three years, the total value of
the cotton crop this year would he
about $986,920,000. Should the crop
yield this amount of money it would
rank as the most valuable crop ever
The department ot agriculture's of
ficial estimate of the crop last year,
made at a corresponding date, was
1*1,885,000 bales. The census bureau's
report on production for the year was
Texas this year grew the greatest
<rop It ever produced, the depart
ment's estimate placing the quantity
at 4,850,000 bales. North Carolina.
Sotith Carolina, Florida Mabaran,
Mississippi, Oklahoma and Ilssourl
all produced crops greater than the
Sotith Carolina?Total production I.?
184,000 bales, compared with 1.048,712
bales last year and I.0S5.S93 bales, the
average 1906-10. The value of the
crop last year w.ts $90,120,000.
Texas-Total production 4.850,000
bales, compared with 4,256,427 balos
last year and 3.172,218 bales, the
average 100G-10. The value of the
crop last year was $230,910,000.
DEATH OF THAD M. MARTIN.
Honored Citizen of the County Di?..'
at his Home near Madden Tuesday.
Madden, Dec. 16.?There was gen.
ulne sorrow in the heat ts of many
when the sad news went forth that
Thad Martin was dead. He had been
a uifferer for unite awhile from the
dread disease, Hrlghts dlseasj? and
though different doctors were consult
ed and all that loving children could
do, was done, nothing could stay the
disease that had taken so firm hold
and he "fell !n sleep"?the ale. that
knows no earthly waning at his home
near hero on December 10th. His
death is peculiarly sad. Just seven
months ago the wife and mother was
buried and now the father has been
called. The children have been dou
bly orphaned in the short space of 12
months. Christmas 1911 found the
Martin family unbroken and they had
their usual annual Christmas gather
ing. Christmas 1112 both pnrents lie
plde by side in the cemetery at old Mt.
Pleasant and their children are sore
ly stricken. How uncertain is life!
How sure Is death! Ood grant that
each one who reads these lines may
heed the warning given, "Be ye also
ready, for In such an hour as ye think
not, the Son of Man cometh."
From Texas, In a few short days
will start the younger brother, who
has been gone from the old homo 26
yeffrs, and to whom the knowledge that
his brother died so short awhile be
fore he reached here will cause keen
ttngnlr.h. To all those who mourn his
?death "we offer deepest sympathy. To
Wim who doeth all things well, we
"Karth has no sorrow that Heaver
c. c. w.
Madien, Doc. 1C. 1912.
CHATTANOOGA MAYOR *
AT CORN SHOW
Son of the Late Hugh 8. Thompson to
Make Address on South Carolina
Day at the Corn Show.
Columbia., Dee. 14.?Of interest to
I all South CuroJInlans will be the an
I nouncemcnt that Hon. T. C. Thomp
! son, mayor of Chattanooga, will de
? liver an address at the Fifth National
! Corn Exposition here next month. Mr.
Thompson has accepted an invitation
to spea kon South Carolina Day. which
has been set for January 28, the sec
ond day of the exposition.
Mr. Thompson is a distinguished
South Carolinian. He Is a son of the
late Governor Hugh S. Thompson, and
for a number of years made his home
in Columbia. He has many warm
personal friends in this city and oth
er sections of the State.
South Carolina Day will be a feature
of the National Corn Exposition of
especial Interest and significance for
all citizens of the Palmetto State. A
special program of attractive events
is being arranged, and the commer
cial organizations of a number of cit
ies of the state have assured their
co-operation In making the day rep
resentative of the various seotlorts of
the stale. A novel parade, in which
the various cities will be represent,
ed. will be one of the features of the
SALE OF SEED COTTON.
Pdltor Tito Advertiser:
Please publish in your paper the
day of the month when seed-cotton
can be bought. How many i>ersons
and who have license to buy In Sulli
Honea Path, S. C. R. F. I).,
December 12. 1912.
Act. No. 16 of the Statutes of 1911
prohibits tho traffic in seed cotton
and unpacked lint cotton, except by
those possessing a license, within the
period begin lug Aug. 15th and ending
December 20th, and further that such
.traffic is prohibited throughout the
Whole year between sunset and sun
rise. Licenses are secured from the
clerk of court and are good for a pe
riod of one year. The amount of P"
license Is limited to some sum be
tween $1.00 and $100,00. according as
it may be fixed by the board of county
commissioners of each county. The
act Is so miserably written that it re
quired the combined efforts of the
clerk of court, the editor of this pa
per and a leading member of the Lau.
rens bar to derive at the proper mean
ing of the statute and a doubt still re
ma..is in our mind as to the intention
of the legislature. The three of us
came to the conclusion that it is not
necessary to have a license to traffic
in seed cotton or unpacked int cot
ton during the remaining eight months
of the year not specified above
But for lack of space In this issue,
wo would print the entire act. It is
our intention to print it in an early
No applications for license have been
made with the clerk of court and con
sequently he has not issued any to
anyone In Sullivan's township or any
other township. All those who. with
out license, have bought seed cotton
or unpacked lint cotton this year since
August 16th, have violated the iaw
if we read the act correctly. A fine or
imprisonment or both are provided for
in the act. So.called "legal sales" of
such products do not come under the
Letter to wanta (Taus.
Dear Santa Claus:
I would appreciate many, many
times if you will, bring me a doll, doll
piano, doll carriage, a check board and
some nice fruit. I am nine years old
and go to school every day. I am go
ing to be a good little girl. Miss
Wilkes Is good too. so please remem
Your little friend,
Sue Lea man.
Cr m Hill, S. C, Dec. 14, 1912.
A tourist was being conveyed
through a tough country by a driver
who boasted of his knowledge of all
the roads, ?aylng that he knew every
stick and stone along the highway
After they had passed over a
Mnooth piece o: road they began to
gu bumpty-bump for several miles
Just as the buckbnard came out of a
hole about two feet deen the driver
turned and said "How do you like
riding on a buckbnard*"
At that tns'snt the tourist hap
pened ?o be about six feet in the air.
and remarked ?
"I wouldn't min? M tor the world'
We have a complete line of Chafing
DlnhA's, Baking Dishes and Percola.
tors of the very beot quality.
S. M. ft E. H. W ILK KS ft CO.
Notice of Teacher's Examination.
An extra teachers examination will
be held In the c*ou>t house on Friday,
Jan. 10th, lslVJbeglnnlng promptly
at 9 o'clock, A. M., and closing at 4
o'clock P. M. Those desiring teachers
certificates will govern themselves ac
nvn l. TMTTS
Co. Supt. Education.
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Chocolate Cups, set of six
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