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Mrs. H. K. Alken spent the week
end In Clinton with friends.
Mr. Wash Pitts, of Clinton, spent
the day In the city yesterday.
Mr. C. H. Hicks lias returned home
after a short visit in Tennessee.
Mr. Norwood Vance, or Green/wood,
was in the city on business Monday.
?Mrs. W. P? Childress is spending
some time in Fountain Inn with rela
Miss Lola Fuller of Columbia, Ga.,
Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
(Mr. R. W. Boatman, of Cross Hill,
was a business visitor in the city
Miss Grace Dupre, of 8partamburg,
Is the guest of Mrs. W. B. Lucas for
a few days.
Mr. P. D. Moore, of Knoxvtlle, spent
Sunday In the city with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. C. R. Bishop spent yesterday in
Fountain Inn on business 1n connec
tion with real estate.
Miss Annie RIchey has returned
home after an very pleasant visit with
relatives in Abbeville.
Mrs. E. J. Gage, of Greenville, visit
ed relatives in the city during the lat
ter days of la?t week.
Mr. L. E. Burns left yestorday for
Spartanburg where he will remain for
several days on business.
Mr. Tom Lake, who is attending
Wofford colloge spent a few days here
with homefolks this week.
Miss Julia Nevlllo, of Clinton, spent
several days of last week as t'ie guest
of Dr. and Mrs. H. K. Alken.
Mr. T. E. Boyce, the well known
merchant of Lydia mill, was a business
visitor in the city Monday.
Mr. C. H. HJlcks, after a pleasant
. visit with relatives in Sevlervllle,
k Tenn., has returned to the city.
\ Miss Grace Barksdalo, of Green
wood, spent the week-end In the city
as the guest of Miss Dorothy Hudgens.
Miss Mary Belle Fuller spent sever
al days of last week In the city with
her parents, Dr. and Mrs. L. S. Fuller.
Mrs. A. D. Gray fs expecting Miss
Minnie Faul, of Baltimore, to arrive
in the city to be her guest for some
Miss Adeline Johnson, of Newberry,
has been visiting Miss Mary Todd and
other friends in the city for several
Messrs. J. A. Cannady and P. E.
Cooper from, near Gray Court wore
among the visitors In Laurens last
Mr. Ed. Hart Instructor in Mathemat
ics at the University of South Carolina
spent Sunday in the city with Ms
Mrs. D. W. Cochrane, of Greenville,
has been visiting at the home of Rev.
W. E. Barre and other friends In the
city for several days.
Mr. W. A. Todd, who was recently
made general roadmaster of tho C.
)& W. C. railroad, is moving his family
to Augusta this week.
Miss Julia Childress, who Is now a
student at Winthrop college, Is ex
pected home tho latter part of the
week to spend several days.
?Messrs. Phil and Otis Huff, who are
attending Wofford college, spent the
week end in the city with their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Huff.
Mrs. Frank H. Calne has returned
to her home in Wilmington, N. C. af
ter a visit of a few days wSth her
mother. Mrs. J. O. C. Fleming.
Misses Charlotte McGowan and
Mary Lake have roturned home aftor
an Interesting and enjoyable visit to
New Orleans during the Mardl Gras.
Mr. R. C. Cheek, who has been liv
ing in Nowberry for tho past few
months, has returned to the nUy with |
his family and ir, living at the Watts |
Mus. W. M. McCaslan and Mrs. Ma
mie Owens, of Clinton, visited Mrs. E.
H. Wilkes Friday night and attended
the concert given at tho school houBe
I by tho Graded School Choral Society.
Miss Florence Adams, of Nashville,
Tenn., Is the guest of Mrs. W. E. Lu
cbjb. Miss Adams possesses a very
mellow soprano voice and responds
graciously when requested to assist
Misses Nancy Owens, Julia Owens
nnd Kate Shands, of Clinton, spent
the week-end In tho city as the gueet
of Miss Mary King at the King Hotel
nnd attended the concert at the grad
ed school Friday evening.
, Dr. R. E. Hughes and Dr. Isadore
Solvay er left yesterday for Norfolk,
Va., 'Where they will romaln through
this week attending the sessions of
the Trl-State Medical association. Dr.
* Hughes is tho secretary of tho asso
Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Willis, of Green
ville, spent Sunday In tho city with
the formor's brother. Mr. R. W. Willis.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis havo Just recent
ly been married and tho short visit
hore was a continuation of their hon
eymoon. Mr. Willis Is an official of
the G. S. & A. railroad.
Mr. W. A. Barton, Sr., Mr. and Mrs.
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FARMERS ARE URGED
TO REDUCE ACREAGE
ComiuiHsioner Watson Urges All Farm
era to Disregard Temptation of
Thirteen Cent Cotton and Act In
Unison for a Reduction of Acreage.
Columbia, Feb. 16.?Urging the
farmers to stop and think and not heed
the siren call of thirteen cents, E. J.
Watson, commissioner of agriculture
of South Carolina, and president of
the Southern cotton congress has ad
j dressed a communication to tho farm
t ers of the South urging that they re
duce the cotton acerage this year. He
To the Farmers of the South: ?
The cotton growers of the South
have passed through two of the most
trying years in the history of cotton.
A^ this time last year those who havo
been In the forefront of the fight to
maintain a living price for cotton
against abnormal conditions, made
possible by American and foreign
market methods, which as yet are
permitted /to exist, were hendlng
every energy to bring about a reduc
tion of acreage, or at least to pre.
vent an Increase of acreage. Condi
tions following the huge crop of 1911
and hard work made this possible.
The price on the crop just harvested
was kept steady.
A more serious situation confronts
you now and hence this word of
warning. With the price of the 1912
crop remaining fairly good and
steady all the season through the
argument of the manipulators will be
that the cotton farmer of the South
will yield to temptation and do as
he has done hundreds of times before
?plant more acreage to cotton, on
the assumption that the price will
stay up. This expectation you have
justified in the past and it will be
used from the start. Under present
laws and established methods, though
the world demand be for a crop pos
sibly larger than fourteen and one
half million bales, I want to say to
It will be suicidal to increase
your acreage. It is more important
to hold yourself and your acreage In
chock this year than ever before. To
yiicld to tho temptation of an Increas
ed price this season will he equival
ent to proving yourself devoid of even
The planting season is upon us
now. Stop and think for a day or
two before you listen to the siren
song of 13 cents. The danger to you
and yours Is greater by far than last
year. If you must havo a larger ac
reage on your farm, put the increase
in corn and other food crops. As one
who has striven to aid you in the
hour of need, and has been faithful
to the trust Imposed In him, let me
entreat you to hold your acreage
down and prove to the world that you
are not obliged to rush in and do
what every cotton broker in New
York, Liverpool and clsewhero ex
pect you to do for your own undoing
and the enrichment of others.
In this State I have endeavored to
get the general assembly to enact a
simple cotton statistics-gathering law
that will force facts on the world
when they should be there?not when
It is too late; this measure, which
would aid In some degree, is not yet
a law. Oklahoma already has it, and
your organizations have all asked for
it in every cotton State.
Again let me beg of you to watch
your acreage, and let good sense In
stead of lack of judgment guido you
In tho planting of your crop this year.
If you don't you will face In the fall
a situation that may be the most se
rious you havo evor faced.
If you don't do your part now,
don't say then that you were not
Tho fight for Justice to America's
greatest money crop cannot bo won
by a few mon year after year; it
must command tho personal coopera
tion of every grower of cotton.
E. J. WATSON,
Pres. So. Cotton Congress.
R. E. Barton, Miss Jessie Barton and
Miss Pearl Parton, of Greenville, were
In the city Friday and Saturday, hav
ing come down ,to be present at tho
concert of tho graded school choral
society, of whloh Prof. W. A, Barton,
Jr., Is director.
Miss Nellie Wallace, who has been
conenotod with the Laurcns telephone
company for several years, has accept
ed a position with the Bell Telephone
company In Atlanta. Miss Wallace has
always proved a prompt and obliging
telephone operator and the public
generally will join with her friends
In regretting to see her give up her
place here to accept the Atlanta po
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Palmetto Drug Co.
A SPLENDID CONCERT
BY CHORAL SOCIETY
School Children, Under Direction of
Prof. Barton, Give a Splendid En
The first concert of the graded
school choral society, given In the
graded school auditorium Fi May ev
ening under tho direction of Prof. W.
A. Barton, came up to and probably
surpassed the most sanguine expec
tations of those who had anticipated
a successful evening. The ^program
was faultlessly rendered and afforded
an evening of thorough enjoyment to
those who attended. Assisted by Mrs.
H. K. Alken, Mrs. D. A. Davis. M*iss
Mary Todd and Miss Josephine Ful
ler, the school children who took part
In it acquitted themselves with credit
and reflected the splendid training
they had received from their director.
The program was a very difficult one
to. assay on such short training, but
every number was splendidly sung and
showed tho results of long practice
and painstaking care. Tho solo work
of Misses Josephine Fuller and Mary
Todd was an attractive feature of tho
evening and was received with spon
taneous outbursts of applause.
The members of the society, besides
Mr. Barton, are Caroline Rpper, ac
companist; Frances Davis, assistant
accompanist; Hugh Alken, Ruth Bap
well. Virginia Barksdale, Alpha Bolt,
Bertha Bolt, Lucy Vance Darlington,
James Donnan, Margaret Dunlap, llat
tlo Gray, James Holmes, Dorothy llud
gons, Vivian Huff, Frances Kennedy,
Paul Lake, Graham McCall, Frank
McGowan, Lucy McPhail, Gus&le Mil
ler, Erleen Mitchell, Elizabeth Mose
ley, Pauline Nelson, Urucle OwlngB,
Martha Owings, Pauline Prentlss, Ce
cil Roper, Clatle Roper, Clco Roper,
Willie Sexton, Louise Simmons, Vir
ginia Simpson, Mary Sullivan, Lllla
Todd. Ruth Watklns, Mary Wtlkes,
Although a fairly large audience
was present to hear the concert, It
possibly was not as largo as such laud
able work should guartintee. The to
tal receipts were about $90. The ex
penses were rather heavy, as compar
ed to other ameteur entertainments,
the music costing considerable money.
Barksdnlo Ginnery Sold.
The plant of the Barksdalc ginnery,
at Barksdalc station, has recently been
sold by Its former owners, the Gray
Court Oil & FoatHlzer company, to the
Fountain Inn Oil & Fertilizer com
pany. Mr. J. A. Todd has been made
manager of the ginnery and has taken
charge of the plant. According to the
statement of the new owners, tho
plant will be overhauled and new ma
chinery will replace tho old. The gin
nery company will also handle fertl
lizors of all grades, a warehouse now
being built to take cars of this kind
cf business. I
Red Iron Racket. J. C. Burns & Co.
big cut prlco salo, has created a lot
of talk all ovor the county and they
sure have something to talk about,
too. The low prices on their goods
are talking strong. You Just go soo
Shafting-, Pulleys, Belts. Repair* and
Files, Teeth, Looks, Etc.
LOMBARD IRON WORKS, AUGUSTA, OA.
Get out circular before you buy.
March 1st will ho the UlBt day to
pay city taxes without penalty,
Ltcesnes aro past due. If you luvro
not settled you should>do so at once.
Accounts against trie city must ho
presented by March 1st If said ac
counts are to offset taxes.
J. A. ROLAND. Clerk.
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For a sprain you will find Chamber
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Williams' Indian Pile Ointment Is pre*
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LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA