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11 RUN EER SPEOI AL
SluAllOAb1 AlIt LN1E
Tho Seaboard Air Line will
rutn a spe cial train of Pullman
sleepem and (1 diners to Atlanta
on the morning of May 12th for
i the benellt of South Carolina
Slrhrrs. A special car will be
placed in the Laurens yards for
local Shriners4. This will be at
tached to the special train at
Clinton. ltoeiervations may be
had fro? 4he local ticket agent -
or from 1. Terry and R. C. Gray.
V. S. Compton, '. P. A.
91R. CLIFTON .JONES
oftlro In Shumonsi ikilding
Pho.ne: Oi1ree No. 86; Residonne 219
Siipsoni, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all Stkate Courtt.
promuwt itl.n.efltion givento all husi.reas:
B. R. TODD
Engineering and Cont.racting
Land Surveys a Specialty
.icrete Work Skillfully done or in.
DrawiogH and estimates of all Kind
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Laurens, S. C.
are curable. All kinds
meani uffering and
Hu'neger. The, CAUSE
P11 i Hn always Internal.
Dr. Leon hardt's
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tablets priNlud'e amazing reanitlt by attackitng the
INi ERNA. C AUSE. The piles are dried up and
premanently cured. 24 days' treatment. $1.00.
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.ohd by Laureno Drug Co. and aU druggists.
Undertakers and Embalmers
Calls answered any hours, day or night.
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FOR SAtL Al Al.L DRilGGISTS
03 ons And~erson, Greonwood, Gircon
i' and Orcr, S. C., effectivo Sun
ii Ilocemnbor 7th, 1913. Trans
b - andf arrive corner Main and
Lemeo A rrive
S:00 A. MA. 2 8:10 A. M.
* 7:r50 A. M. 4 10:10 A. M.
0:00 A. M. 6 12:25 P. M.
1:40 A. M. 8 1:40 P. M.
1:46 P. M.. 10 3:55 P. M.
I :21i P. M. 12 6:33 P. M.
1' 7:30 -P. Ml. 1 9:40 P. M.
tetween Greendyile and Qifeer
N Time No. Time
1:20 A. M. 71 7:40 A. M.
O:16'A. M. 73 9:55 A. M.
71 2:00 IP. M. 75 11:40 A. M.
1- 1:50 P. M. 77 1:45 P. M.
i: 20 P. II. 8 1 4:55 P. M.
<ets on ui El. lH. &A. Terminal,
0. 5. AL4EN,4
Ge't Pase. Agent.
Demand for Staple Rapidly In
creasing All Over World.
COTTON IS GREAT CASH CROP
Farmers Are Advised to Supplement It
With Thoroughly Good Permanent
Pastures, inaugurating Sys
tem of Rotation.
(By G. 1H. ALFORD.)
I do not wish to be understood as
advocating the diversification of crops
to the extent of developing a scarcity
of raw cotton to meet the demand of
the consuming world. Such a course
would be fatal to our cotton-growing
Interests in more ways than one. I
am anxious to see a sufliciency of raw
cotton produced each year to meet
all demands of consumption at, say 12
cents a pound.
Cotton Is the greatest cash crop
grown. The demand for It is rapidly
increasing. The demands of the con.
suming world double every 22 years.
If we estimate 13,000,000 bales as a
minimum supply on the part of the
United States for the world's clothing
at the present time, it will require
26,000,000 bales in 1932 and 52,000,000
bales in 1954. to meet the demand for
commerce. I do not advise the farm
ers of the cotton belt to supplant cot
ton as the main cash crop, but urgo
all of them to supplement it with thor
oughly good permanent pastures,
leguminous crops, grazing crops, for
age crops and good live stock. The
sensible thing for each farmer to do
is to largely reduce his acrago in
cotton, practice a system of rotation,
including leguminous crops, and raise
mules and horses, cattle, hogs, poul
try and other live stock. Plant fewer
acres in cotton, plant prolific seed,
fertilize and cultivate better and ob
tain an increasing yield of lint cot
ton per acre. The acres which will
not be needed for cotton under this
modern system of farming can be
thoroughly sodded in grasses and clo
vers and planted in leguminous crops,
corn, oats, rape, sorghum and cane.
Under these advanegd methods the
soil will rapidly increase in fertility,
the money obtained for cotton will be
kept at home, the cotton crop will
cease to bear the entire burden of the
Colt Raised in Alabama.
total expense of each farm, the in
iquitous credtt system that has for 40
years draggcod the growers bound and
brokeni will no lotnger exist, and the
growers will each year grow in
strength and permanent prosperity.
The first efforts at breaking away
from cotton usually consist in going
largely into another singie crop sys
tem of farming rather than going into
the production of a variety of crops.
The evils of the new system are much
greater than those of the all-cotton
system. Many farmers rush Into the
truck business. Of course, truck
crops should be grown ont every farm
and, in some particular localities, they
may constitute the main reliance for
cash, but I assert positively that the
truck business is a gamble for the
average cotton farmer and that he will
win just enough to cause him to put
up all he has atnd lose, Trucking has
lured many a farmer to financial ruin.
James J. 11111, one of the greatest
thinkers of this age, says: "Give us a
system of farming that will greatly
increase the fertility of the sell." lHe
further states: "Forty years ago a
farmer had to provide for but one
other than himself. Today every farm
er has to produce food for two besides
Hion. Henry Wallace recently said:
"The nineteenth century farmer,
speaking generally, was no farmer at
all, but a miner of soil fertility, a soil
robber." Mr. Hill, speaking along the
same line, said: "The average Amer
ican farmer has no equal for careless
ness and for adhering to dliscredite'd
methods of farming; we will soon be
uable to feed ourselves or to feed
the boasted home markets for the oth
er industries that we are building on
a constantly narrowing base."
Of course, the farmers must drain
the land, thoroughly prepare the seed
bed, plant prolific seed, practice fre
quent and shallow cultivation and
make the most careful use of manures
and fertilizers, but no problem is of
such importance as the maintenance
of the supply of plant food In the soil.
The first step to be taken in order to
add to the supply of plant food, is to
reduce washing to a minimum. Flow
ing water removes more plant food
in one year than is removed in five by
crops sold from the farm, The addi
tion of the vegetable matter, winter
cover crops, deep plowing and proper
ly construeted terraces will reduce the
washing of land to a minimum.
Diversilfieation of crops enables the
fatnems a tamly to fa,.o sumptuously,
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* Jfdnor ]toll for the Watts *
* Mills Mchool. *
* Month linding March 10, 1911. *
First Grade: Sallie Owens, Lewis
Mlnims, E0thel Mimims, Alice Kirby,
Willie Allen, Frank Penland, Swance
Linder, tKirk Taylor, Edwin 'Thomas,
Irvin Owens, Hermon Patton, ;Mamie
Gregory, Ruth '1'haxton, Ollie Price,
Ida Price, IEdward Willard, Paul Pen
land, Riaymond O'dell. Willie Hlazel,
Roy Page, Louis Whitlock, Albert
Second Grade: Sadie Franks, Sale
Hlughes, LtucIle Martin, Pearl Tumlin,
(race Oxner, Grace Kelly, 'Eva Whit
lock, Roy Compton, Roy Mims, Tal
Third Grade: Clyde Golightly, 1ier
man Taylor, Eimmett lessee.
Fourth (rade: Frank Burns, Ruth
Gregory, Lillie llughes, t Winona
IIugles, luth Oxner, Grace Patton,
Charlie Pulley, 'lEthel Sloan, ElIbert
Templeton, .ames Willard.
Fifth G rade: .Jessie Mae (Golightly,
Chesley Grillin, Clara Martin. '(lar
enCe Mlartin Iorle l'atge, Floyd Taylor.
Sixth (irade: Pauline Clarke, Ger
Seven tth Gracde: Clarence Grillin,
\laudie Mlae .lessee.
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* PINE BLUFF NEWS.
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fine Bluff, March .-.-.\ir. and M.\rs.
(rover Neighbors, of Clinton, visited
their parents, lr. and Mrs. W P.
Acdair of this section.
Mr. l'. M. \\'hite, de,ity sheriff of
(. rtenwood, spent last Sunday with
.\Mr. and Mirs. \\'. A. Ihoazman.
The friends of .\l-. .t. A. .adden are
glad to know of his improvement.
Mr. It. W. Brown is on the sick list
this week. Iis friends hope for hin
a speedy recovery.
Miiss lloise Ihrown visited friends in
soldville and reported a lune trip.
Mlr. . (l. Ilonzman is the guest of
Mr. N. 1N. Ml)aniel and family of the
Ektim sect ion.
.\liss .\nnie (rilin visited her sister,
\lrs. II. N. ('arter, near Hlarris Springs,
last 'I'l h rsday.
.1. I). lioazmian of BIirmingham. Ala.,
is spending awhile with homiefolks.
WOtl lI.'S :ND BY Il1E
enlicIst Tells iHtestuels Wl'hen Sea's
Ilottom (f i(es Wa..
\\'hen the ht lloin of tGe sea give:;
way fr;i'(n smine futu're volcanie i dis
turba!.;1nie tihe whole earth will be (on
sunn-de~ in Ilann-t.;.,ljust ast other worlds
every" day are btein": conunn-d, ne
ordin;; Io I.i uis I !aou'rl in, the
F'renc'h icient!:t, livrent volcanie dlis
turbances lead) tis "cienltist to beliee
1h1at stclh a I tine is not. far dista nt.
The1. earth's erust is very tin at the
lot tom of tIhe sea, he says, andl he adds
that the floor on which we stand is
hmore fia il thian we are l ed to be'lieve.
.\ir. Itabiourdini inmtgines a disaster
so great as to involve thle whole earth.
f such an eitveint should (ocllur he tinks
that fromt a dilstanit world its apipear
an ice and1 prog ress w~ouldi C eatly par
alltel what we ou rselves see in tihe case
of thle "novea," or dlistant stars, that
bilaze out in the heavens fromi tIime to
.\tr. Itahourdin says: "Suppose that
folio wIig uiponl an ext raorduiniary
I. wistinug mnovemnen t, (lue to retreat of
thle ('PittraI liass, a lairge mattss of the
sea1 hot tomi should give, a nd, fadlug
51uddenlIy, shloutld let in thle mass of the
oceani's waters uplonl thle Ineandescenit
Inuterior' ma tt er. The water would be
dlecomp losedI by thle hieat,* the hydrogen
woul d burntt and1( it woul d lbur ni more as
it had aecess to more oxygen. The
conftlagrattion would1( thults ga In gradui
ally ini force, accomupaniled hy electric
lphenlomlena, anad thle greater part of
thle earth's eruist., woulId probably he
dih'pdaced. The eartih, passintg thirough
a cr t~Ical epoch and returaning for thle
time belig to Its formative lierlid,
would againi be nothintg but a globe of
I 'For the inr-off wvorlds that swIng
in sld ereail slpace t hIs would bie the
tilhnomenont of a niew star that bIlazes
becomes feebler nd1( feellerx to d isa p
pear all at onuce, increases In brilllian
cy asif It would eclipse the lumilnoiis
sp;l endor of Its nieihors, an th1 1en
tiear fInally forever In the iprofountd
(darikns ol55(f the limiIt less dilstan1ce."'
Get a 25 cenit box (if 1101' SI'IllN(S
LIVhICR hUtTTrONit; use them as dl
rectedl andl soon all your stomach, liv
er and bowel trouibles will be over.
Tfhe great physicians In Hlot Springs
prescrIbe them for constipatIon slug
gish liver, indigestion, sick headache,
dIzziness, blotchy and sallow skin
and they certainly are fine.
Take safe, gentle, blisftul HOT
FSPRIN(#S LIV~II RTTONS for a
week. They wIll tone up the liver
thoroughly, cleanse the howels of
p~oisonouis accumulatIons and Tnake
yotu eat bectter, sleep better, work bet
I ot Spirings 1liver Itttons, Hot
SprIngs hthteu mat ism P,emedy andl fot
Springs Itlood Remedy ar'e sold in
Tanrcnnu by Lnnrnna 1f,.nu ('n.
Yes, Madam, our Spring Footwear is ready.
It's a splendid idea to select your Oxfords early,
before the lines of sizes and widths are broken.
We've a Choice
Oxfords in all Correct Styles.
Oxfords for Dress, for home, the street,
Rainy Day Shoes, etc. There's a sort of Spring
atmosphere that surrounds our New Footwear.
You'll find many Choice Styles here that have no
duplicates in other stores.
It will afford us great pleasure to show the
New Spring Styles. Our display is an excellent
. . one.
THE SHOE MEN
Ladies' Shoes Shined Free
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After April 1st, 1914
You can save money on your Grocery Bill by pur
chasing one of our Coupon Books, on which we give
a discount of 5 per cent. These Coupons are as good
as cash when buying Groceries from us.
By this method you save money and at the same
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The Books are $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00 and
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We are doing this to give our customers the ad
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credit system as heretofore-paying the regular prices.
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