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VOLUME XXX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1914.
M sURIllEE ULUGREAT LRA
Of PROSPRITY FOR 8OUT
Tieup of the Cotton Crop, Says Former Senator, Will
Lead to More Diversifiei Farming and Eventually
Will Put the Planters on a Cash Basis,
That the South is aboilt to enter a sown their grain between the rows
now era of business and finance is of cotton plants. No one who has not
the opinion of John Lowndes Mc- livedli the South cal realize what
Laurin, former United States senator this will mean to that part of the
from South Carolina and now chair- United States. It means that the
man of the State warehouse coinmis- South Is entering a new cra, that she
ion of that state. Senator MeLaurin, will be far richer iit few years than
when seen yesterday at the offices of ever before and that her system of
Ilenskorf, 'Lyon & Co., said he be- doing business will he changed from
lieved that in many ways the /Euro- a credit to a cash basis. It meaus
pean war and the consequent fle-up that we can harvest two crops a year
of this year's cotton crop would Instead of one, grain and cotton, and
prove a great boon to the South in that with the graiui we raise we can
that. it would cause her to diversify become independent of the west where
her crops. In South Carolina, at any we are now forced to huy our grain.
rate, be believes that the law restrict- The South bas never been able to
ing cotton acreage will be rigidly en- get away from planting cottot ex
forced and hopes that other cotton clusively. before and probably votlid
states will follow the example. not now had It not been for the tie
"The law passed in South Caro- up In the cotton crop owing to the
'lina," said. Mr. McLaurin, "provides war. Initliat way the strife i lu
that no planter shall have over one- ro e may eventually prove a boo
,third of is cultivated area in cotton to the cotton growing states.
'It further specifies a tax of $25 for "I believe that we arc going to
each per acre evasion -and. the law sift to a cash basis, of doing busi
makes all sheriffs, district attorneys ness In he South now. Cotton has
and other State and municipal oflicials always been an eipensive crol) to
responsible for the varrying out of raise. To gin an* l51ck a bale cf cot
the limitations. As a result South ton costs one-a ter of what It sells
'Carolina is already beginnink to di- for outside at all the numerous other
versity her crops and is now planting costs, such as feeding the hands, 1)11'
wheat and oats in greater quantities chasing fertilizer, machinery and all
than they were ever sown in the South the other things which cost money
before. The people of the State are in raising cotton. Moreover we are
enthusiastic, over it. In some cases obliged to keel) a large iiart of our
they are not 'even waiting for the cot- hands all the year round. Now with
ton csop to be harvested, but have two crops w can eilo them
ofcto lns ooewo-a o
throughout the four seasons and make
Senator MeLaurin believes that
when the war is ovcr cotton will be
selling at a higher price in Europe.
+Ie pointed out that the belligerent
nations were fast exhausting their
supply, as evidenced by prices on the
continent, and said, "When the war
is over they will be heavy purchasers.
not alone for their regular supply,
but for their reserve. Now with cot
ton acreage restricted in Egypt and
India, it is easy to see that when the
rush to buy coimes the price will soar
higher than it has ever gope for some
time. in that way the South is going
The senator believes that it will
be necessary, however, for the South
to 'get its aid from the $135,000,000
cotton pool fund on a basis of 7 cents
a pound instead of 6 cents the pound.
as is provided. It will be necessary
to get advances at the rate of 7 ceiitp
the pound, lie says. In order to en
able the planters to pay their bills,
buy their supplies for the year to
come and purchase the rood and oth
er necessities for theniselves' and
Senator MeLaurin told of the very
excellent cotton warehouse act which
has been passed in South Carolina
and said that the other cotton grow
ing states were expected to pass
dome such legislation when they next
met. .'Under the pro.visions of the act
the state of South Carolina operates
the warehouses and issues the re
ceipts against the cotton stored there
In in the name of the State. The
state guarantees the grade of the
cotton and suits may he brought
against the State by holders of the
receii)ts in case of disigreemuent. As
a result the warehouse receipts are
available for discount uider the Ped
eral reserve net.
Senator McLaurin said he thought
the action of the National City Bank
in establishing branches in South
America was one of the biggest steps
taken for a long time.
"It is a bold stel) and a good one."
lie said, "and it deserves the hearty
stip port of the administration inl
Washington. It is a shame that here
tofore Americans doing businesh with
South America should have to pur
ciase their exchange in pound sttbr!
ing and do business v-ia England. This
action of the National City Bank has
changed all that and placed the dol
hr on a par with the pound sterling.
It we could only have a great Ameri
can merchant marine now to carry
our manufactured products to Soth
America and carry back to us their
raw )rodlucts it certainly would round
Ih e mat ter out in fine shape. Then the
South Americans would surely be
more willing to trade with us than
they would with Ewnglandl and the
Germans."-New York Sun.
3Mrs. 1cClain's Experience With Croup
"When my boy, Ray, wa:i small lie
was subject to croup. and I was al
ways aarmed at such tims. Chai
herlain's Cough Remedy proved far
hetter. than any other for this trouble.
It always relieved him quickly. I am
never without it in the house for I
know. it is a positive eure for croup,'
writes Mrs. W. R. McClain, Blairsville,
Pa. For sale by all dealers.
Read the Booster Ad in this paper
under the Grand Prize Piano.
.1. C. BURNS & CO.
Rev. Boyd to Ponarla.
Rev. D. P. Boyd, who was reappoint
ed at the late conference to Brbad
River circuit, will move to the Meth
odist pars6nage at Pomaria in the
course of a few days.-Newberry Ob
We, . are meetIng the cotton panic by
fivinsg you lower prices.
(LTAIDY & WILSON.
* JONES NEWS.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Jones, Dec. 7.-We recently met our
warm friend, Mr. Robert Smith of
Mrs. H'arle Caine and soi, have re
turned from an extended visit to rela
tives in Columbia and Strother.
Messrs. Carl Wharton and Joel A.
Smith of Waterloo were in our midst
We are indebted to Messrs .John
11111. Jeter O'Doeli, .1. A. Johnson, John
Wells, W. 1). and Dean Gunter, Walter
Manley, Ollie Gaines, John Pollard.
Amos H lolmes. Mac Koon, Odell M
Ninch, 1. N. Cooper, W. B. Guy, .John
Golden, for- recent kind favors.
We recently had the pleasure of
meeting Dr. Fennel of Waterloo.
Mr. Walter M. Joues made a busi
ness trip to Greenwood last Wednes
Dr. w r. .Jones is in attendance up
on the Grand Lodge of Nasons in
Charleston representing Brewerton
Trhose in, need of a carpenter wviIl
find it to their interest to call upon
Mr.' Henry Oulla.
The many friends of Mr. John Slims
of Waterloo regretted to hear of the
injury lie recently' sustained in the,
falling of a tree and ho)e he may soon
Mr. C. L. Smith of Abbeville is visit
ing Messrs .1. A. and W. H-. Hill].
Aunt Ibbie McIntosh an old slave
of perhaps 90 years of age suecumbed
to pneumonia last week. Sie spent
her entire hero and was well liked
by all of her white acquaintances.
At the next regilar communication
of ltrewerion Ilodge A. F. N. there
will he work in the I-. C. degree and
also the election of ollicers for tihe next
emsmuing masonic year. The lodge will
meet on the -ith turday, )ec. 26tl,
at 10 a. in. and the lembers are urg
ently reu liested to attenid. Visiting
brethren will he cordlally welcome1
An14d Matnty Are the V olees of 1.i nnrens
T'hirty I holtsand 11 vovi --Whit a
gr1a1. clorits! Atil hat's the nitut
ber of* Aierielnu 1m(eni and wouil n-, who
are pltblicly praising I)oia ' l idney
illjs for relief from Iakh.id~
ney tuanl bladdre ills. Tey saitv eIt
frietnis. Ihey tell it inl the hoil l. p l
per". i2:tl l opi inti.' ll tIis
Mrs. It. Temviplejonl. -,Inolmigs
~airens. S. 0.. says: "I was lliii:y
able to got. about, owing to pain inl
Iy back aInld i ll )S. My fri, '(1 ha .1tier d
fa I we, badly S~viln. Sonmme
adisd Inle lo tr-y 1onsiinyp
and I did so. The swelling Soo!n tort
andI( t he pa11Ins and aegs werp I-vnov~e,
I have had no ,aIs,, tot comlhll'Aint
since I ised Doanm's Kidney P1l4 and
I give this reminedy the (Itire crtqed:
for eing lle."
Mrs5. Templeton is only one- . og
man1y L1auIrens people who h l -lri:qtc
fully' endhorsmd D oan's Kidniy PUs.
If your back aches-If your W-1.1mys
bother you, don1't illply ask for a
kid ney reiedy--sk 1 dh: iv .1 for
Doan's 1idney Pills, the 1am- that
Mirs. Templet.on had----the I !nm!-.Iy
backed by home t(.timony. .l' 'all
.4tores.- Foster- Milbu rn Co,, lrois.,
Buffalo, N. Y. '.'\Vyh.en . Your Back !s
Lame--Remember the Name."
You should see our line of Ift
Goods. If you will vlsit'our stote You
will find suitable gifts for every mem
ber of the family.
S. 'Al. & E. HI. wVTiKEs & ('0.
How To Give Quinine To Children.
PVIDR IrLINE is the trade-mark iname given to an
improved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas.
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and niever know it is Quinine.
Also espec ially adapted to adults who cannot
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cause nervousimness nor ringit ini the head. Try
it the next time you need Qof e for any pur
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name FlBRILINiN1: is blowu in bottle. 25 cenas.
SWITZER COMPV,1AN Y'S
BELOW COST SPECIAL
Just a minute, please! Read any one of the marvelous bargain prices below and you are certain to want
them all. You cannot buy the same goods at the same price at the factory. We are simply trying to hel
during the hard times and if you visit our store you will be convinced that we are giving bargains wonderful
in value and still more wonderful in price
Stock No. 329 Women s Patent -toe No. 75 lo
Button, cap too, special for F~ri- w n e uiB r a s!,n or lace. 5 - o8 12 au
M ilier andi~l Sauray onidy andefu M
'is't$1.89 O1S nr y Ba gain . /speialflR
sto ne' " A', Without a doubt the Biggest Money-Saving proposition eve ii .l95
Friday and saturday only .. . . $1.89 offered in the city of Laurens in Millinery. Every trimmed Hat 81o al. e52
stock No. 4949 woraen's (oi1 and Shapes in the entire stock at HALF PRICE. Great Reduction Say . $1.19
Vroof Shoe, cloth top, plaini too, on all Ribbons. Stovk No. 558
special Friday and Saturday .. 1.29 -- - - - -- -- _....... -.- -S oes 1-2 b)1,se lF
S OUTING AT. HALF PRICE $1
t ee ,p-1tun toe, special for Fi-P~ I Stook No. 152 li I e' h
day and beudyoM0 .. $1.39 Thursday, Friday and Saturday we will sell 10 yds *liiel d
Stock No. 0.4 Women's Box Calf best 1Octs Outing for 50cts. Only 10 yards to each Stock No. Me I
Shoes, cap or plain toe, special tokN$2.00 values, r
for Friday ahd Saturday .. .. $1.39 tustomer, $2.00 valualFriday.and
I lot Children's Shoes, Viei, but--""""-- ~~' "~'' ~~ ~.. .saudy ... ... . .. . $ 1 6
ton or lace, sizes 8 12 to 2, $1.25, One lot $1.00 yard Wool. Dr'eas Goods on Table No. 2, 15 pieces only, I 1 lot Men 's Patent Button and
$1.o vace, piS 8 2o,5al Friday and U colors, will sell Thursday, Friday and Saturday only at ................ C ueer, $5.00 values, special
Sturday,ony . ... ... One lot 50cts.Wool 1*e'ss Goods on Table No. 2, 16 pieces only, colors, 25c Friday and saturday $1.9
lot"Oh1drol's sbo.q, s will sell ThWfsday, Friday and Saturday only, per yard at . ................. 4 ns eters o is. i l
lack, Red and Tand, *orth *i. ] One lot kYAkVA ts on Table No. 3, at your own ................ .......... ...... ....... .......... price ray, lue ad ed
Thursday P tri day iAd IaS daYfay ' 16 yaf!b 16 od 10cts Bleaching, for 3 days onl..................... ................. $1.00 1 lot Jersey hirts Soe vain
n . , . .e..t x 12 tS Curtain Goods, for 3 o ,days wily;.. ......................47cts Shirown . a e.. .. .... ... .25
1 L se , worth $1.50 il h Sea Island on1 y, curtain o d fo. 3.d................................... .. - .... 4cts Shirts .... ..
t6 .. ...i . .75 i nch Cotton Plaids only............................... .4ct- ,,rawer.................... ...25cs
%konly these few rnumbefs Ibut there has been GREAT REDkCTIdN oircditire Shoe Stock of Women's, men's, children's and
lb'K We will be pleased t ow you. Let you be your own judgekIs'to Q U A L I T Y and P R I C E.
AND REMEMBER TH : This year above all years is the prp6jer'time to gie' Christmas Gifts that are useful as we as ornamental.
We have what you want and at the price you want.
SWITZER COMPANY _