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A WORLD IN N1EED1 OF F0D
Right now while farmers are planning their planting for this year there are some things best thought over s>me
We said last week that "FOOD and FEED raised at home is the first esseitial of good farming."
Never within the memory of any man has the weal or woe of the world been so dependent upon food. Now,
somehow, (and rather strange to relate) a large part of the rural population of the United States makes no attempt
to raise all or even the greater part of its own food and feed supplies. THIS IS PROBABLY MORE TRUE OF
THE SOUTH THAN ANY OTHER PART OF THE COUNTRY.
1916 1915 Short
- vet 1 Po a te . . . . 71,000,000 75,000,000J ,000,000
Think Over These Figures Comparing Crops of 1915 and 1916 in the United States: C"r"8:''" 2"I""'"( 411",83100,
\W hent.......... 6-10,000,000 1 .02i.000,(00 38(6.000,000
O t...... ..1,251,000.(0 1.5 1000,00 298.000000
l lariev .. . ....... 181,000,000 228.00,000 - 47.000,000
I r ih I 'of ai . . . . 285,000,(00 359,00.0 7 ,000,000
This is only half the story for figures for U4 whole world show the same shortage. Do you wonder prices for
food are so high?
NOW, MR. FARMER, what are we people of Laurils County going to do about it? Your farm plans through
March and April will determine whether you will buy your food and feed next fall and winter from the western
farmer or whether you will sell them to yourself out of your own store house, raised by your own hand.
The farmer who expects to BUY instead of-i4AISE FOOD and FEED this year is taking a long chance with all
the odds against him.
Let Laurens county measure her prosperity next fall in terms of BUSHELS rather than DOLLARS.
HOG AND HOMINY---THEN KING COTTON. Depend On Us to Help Any Way We Can.
Palmetto Bank Farmers National Bank Laurens National Bank
Enterprise National Bank Peoples Loan & Exchange Bank
.'OUNT.AIN INN MAN
br. .1. C. Peden ToIs of El.xpedition In
(Gernia n War Zone --Food Condition
not so Bind.
Food conditions inl Gernanly a re
not as had as repovit313 have stated,
'aitd Ilr. .. C'. P( ;,11, who haIs been in
(ermany for 11 s 1 six mllonths, re
Itiri nna to South Carolinia ontly a few
(lays ago. Ir. Peden is fihe So) of A.
S. Peden of Fountaini In1. and was inl
'ihe city yestirday from Pounltain 13n11.
)r. Poden l1et (lerma ny on fihe
0'181h of .anuary, leaving %onhagenl
-Ind co30mn over on3 the Frederick
81th1, the same boat onl which Count
'llernstor(f returnied to Elurope. On
tIll f3irst d'y ul. fromn 1lnd, hel said
'a te bo11 I wai hle:d! up by a Gor
Tan submarine, h3 1p1 n finding
'the 3nm and d(.;tination 1 (1 the ship
it vWas allow to prc(eed. Two tloat
ing mine,, wvee se(e1, both of these
1 ing ill the North Seia.
Sillce leaving New York. list .\ug
'ist, Dr. leien hai boon stationed in
Naumbv!erg, whiCh 1:i ahmih t It ree
hours ri(o mit of 11H rlill. lie was
'inaceompanlied by anly Americans
ulthough a number or American suir
peons were 3in the same camp, all be
ing engaged in the work of further
caring for the wounded. The hIos
(pital in which Dr. Peden was station
ed was about a 15 hour ride from the
Western front. Only the ilitary au
thorities were allowedl to visit. the
front, the civilians not being accord
ed that. privilege.
In seal(inr of the evn'it ns
v:1he1h pre(vall ill thi interior of tile
erman empirp', Dr. Peden said that
womenl had largely supplanted mn
In all the railway work, while the
sho)p: woo 0oprated exl1usively by
ile wo' en a n)d old I33n. NV ) I1(n1 wler
even employed inl the iunit 03ion shows,
he stat ed, every one lending a will
ing hand Io al) viiw of the "Fa
herlnd." I ood wI" sn01ilng at a figure
dightly !ove ni'orimal, all lfrietns and
cmr,33n.i4 !eing regulated by the gov
rnment. Pood t or "markets"
a3 they ' were alled, are issuod by the
government., tlhie relulring that a
certain a3mont of rood )(te allowed to
each .Individual. Only onl two days In
Ihe week, said Dr. Peden, are lie e(vil
jarn al1lowed to eat meat.
"And ihey carry out. tills law to
the letter," said the speaker. This,
hi sai was largely due to the spirit
of patriot4sm which predominates in)
that, country. Luxuries and such
things as the government officials do
not. doenm as necessary and essential
to maintaining life are sold at. a
high flguie. As an1 example, )r. Ped
ill said that grape fruit was selling
at the elormlou s price of v'i eln
Imlarks or about $2.75 in American
.\sked a.. to tle general knowledge
among tile Gelmantil politilat ion asI lo
ltlw progress of 1he war, 1)r. P1(den
stated that alt news was celnsored
and that as a cons51'CIeience only the
favorable side was reported in the
GermanI press; reversoes 11i they oCCuIr
red were never spoken of inl tile plib
lie prints. In this way, the Civil
poimlation was Collibelnt. of victory,
believillg that (lermlIalny would yet
trilimphl over. Ihe Allivs. While. lmany
werle 11ot cohlideilt of a sweepini vic
lory. all -zeemod to 1hink th:t the
wolrLj could coeI wa a draw in
which a t reaty ou0ld e arra n geul and
Gernmn1aly not losv anly territory.
Ir. Peden left tile G'ermlan (.lmp-ire
before the )rea.lk of the relations he
tween(,I that country anid thle UnTilted
States occunrired, hee lie was not inl
a position to say anlything as to tile
recent developments. There was a
feel ing allong soeic in BerHin, h)e
slid, that a break was not far off and
that many Americans were trying to
get out of the country. On the re
turn trip Dr. Peden was accompanied
by other physicians all of whom were
sent out by the Ameriean Physicians'
E-txpedition of New York. They were
aiong the few who have been in
the war-stricken part of Germany and
have recently returlned to this coun
Dr. Peden expects to leave ile lat
ter part of this week for Philadelphia
w1lerhe lwe xill be lonated in tie fu
tire. Greenville News.
Alive toberta, yolungest hild of .Mr.
and .lr . Asa A. B1aldiwiIn, of Laurens,
pa'dinlto ti (reat fleyond .lanuary
her life had o (n1lwined our hart
and affections that t was indeued a
strilgle to submit to G('1 will When
he called her ione.
She in survived by he, (arnts(fl -
en slsters and tilree brot hers.
We shall join Alice Itoberla inl her
ecletlal happiness, by and by, and
levermnore lie parted from our loved
Gary [I. Baldwin.
W~reliford. S. C.
IN FIVE MINUTESL NO
INDIGESTION, GAS, OR
SOUR, ACID STOMACH
l'he Imiolent "ipe's Dialielisii" relich.
es Ihe stomlehlii all distress goes.
"lloally does" inlt upset stomlachls inl
-r-rreally does" overcomle in1di
-,estionl, dlyspi-psia, gas. hevartburn 'l andil
mlrness due1 to acid fermntationl inl
ive liililltes -that - just, that llakes;
'ai's l)i aIepsIin the largest selliilg
;tollih antacid and regllator Il Ite
world. If what you eat fermuels anld
i1rn1s soill, you belch gas and eiuetale
foiigested loud or water; head is
lizzy a nell(ahes; breatlli foil: tolngue
-oatedl: 3ourl insides- filled wvith brdi
tostible wISte. rIne)( 1intwr thle mp1Inent11
-Pape's I)iaiepsin" comlles ill (ontact
Aith t stoillauch all suchI,/ distlesS
11ihe. 's ruy astop6hing --
A large lifty-Cent leas of Pa 's Dia
wsini is worlh 11Its wetight ill goid to
nill til womell \vho (an't get their
unmlau hs regillt/d. It belongs in your
imie h- SuOtld always be kept handy
n s of a slek. sollr, upset stolach
hiring te day or at night. it*s tile
iiilekest, suirest antacid for the stom1
ich inl thle World.
BAtKSDALE NEWS. *
Barksdalp, iFeb. 27.-Not near so
nuch grain killed !n tills part as was
hought to be just after the freeze.
3onie of It seems to be helped.
'Miss Mary Wylle, of Ilickory orove,
lad as her week-end guest, Miss Ruth
'odd. Miss Wylle Is the prinelpal
(ch'r at liarksdale.
.liss Evia 'Slell had as her gutiest
tI st Tihurstay and Friday, .isses Ihy
I'odd ald .\ary Catherine Po wers.
We are la- t) report that ile sIk
>f th,- voniununility are imlproving atl
. and .i1rs. Illiber Sillith of Ow
0' Is IittI lier piiareints, \Ir. ani mrs.
Italdwin of Barksdale.
would 11-f 'w' n voe V nd if
n lad bee .-' iihand iome lasi
a n ld l.h rd file fine weimon
w6 was itpreached by Rev. Hlay An
I 'erla in's ('Otll hinedy ait ial
orite for ('ids.
. .Easley, Macon, Ill., Iln speaking
rJ (" mberlain's Cough Rtemtiedy says,
"li: 'g the past fifteen years It has
b-een my sister's favorite medicine for
rolw, oi the ilngs. I myself have
taken it a number of times when suf
fering wit ha cold and It always re
Ileved ma promptly."
31AiE NO FA I LOANS
FOt SOM3E WIEEKS YET
Fl'ederal Fairm Loon Bank tit Coltmibla
Coltimia, Peb. 2S.-Oflicials of the
Coliibla fa-m loant hank were busy
yesterday in their otliees oin tihle see
ond floor of the Palmettlo bank Imild
ing ansvering "hushels of let ters" and
attIiding to rolutinie business inteildent
In the orgai/ationi of Ihe inistititionl.
E'. J. If. %-on I.1ngelk~en, president re
Litued to Columbia yest erday after
sp enidinlg t he week-enid at his home in
EatPalatka, Pla. David A. llous
ton, t rea si rer, retu tirnei from i is
hone it .Monroe. N. C. The other oil
Hials will return odlay.
The officials realize that, they are
faeling a big Job in setting the ma
ohinery of the farmN loan bank for
Ihe Tllird district in m1ot Ion and will
work with caution. 'No loans have
been made oil farin property an(]
none enit be made for weeks. A char
tr has niot yet been granted to any
of ithe more than 200 local farn loan
associations. No appointments have
been made by any of the ofmleals.
The ofice force will be gradually
built up and every effort will be
made to secure competent help.
Tis is considered a critical period
In the development of the farm loan
banking system of the country and
everything must be done exactly right.
The system is new and must be stud
led by the oflcais from every angle.
Notice to Tax Payers.
Notice Is hereby given tliat the
itile for paymtuenlt of taxes has been
exteided frloll March Ist to Na1ich
5t h. A fter that date the 15 per ceit
inality will be added.
C. W. KIT!I il'eNS, "ity Clerc.
PEOPLE ASK US
what is the iest hair toniic. We al
ways( rcecommgi nd
We know j thp formula and it is a
good one. 'old only by u1s, 5le and
lt'ureka Drug Co., Laurens and Watts
To Cure a Cold In One Day
Take LAXATIVU BROMO Quinine, It stops the
Cough and Headache and works off the Cold.
Druggists refund money If it fails to cure,
A. W. GROV1F'S signature on each box, 25c
LOOK AT A CHILD'S
TONGUE WHEN CROSS,
FEVERISH AND SICK
Ta'lke no chances. M1ove p1oisonls from
liver and bowls III onive.
.\ lthers can rest easy after ;ving
CalIlfornia Syrup of Pigs" lve'eise in
a few hours all tle' (logged-up1) waste.
sour bile aInd forienvting food gently
m1(oves out of Ile bowels, and you have
a1 well, playfull ch1ihi1 againl. C'hildrenl
rimply will n1ot take the time from
play to empty thei 'bowes, and they
becolme t ilily packed, liver gets slug
gi1i and stoiach disordered.
W'hcn cross, f' vevrih, reslless, see P
toligue is C ontod, thenl give tills I
(e1ous "ful lxaII.ve". Chilldret oVefV
it, and it enn 1 ot cl au se le i. ry. No if
for'uee what alls' your liltl one- .-If
'Ill] of cold, or a spolii hroatf(irbhoa
stomai'h-'he, hadi breafl ,' rememl-ber,
a r~nth-"insdo lea Ill" should al1
ways he the first eal e' n gIvell. Pull
direti 'on's for abl e ,)! children of al(
attes and grown--u a re pritiled oi
lIeware of counterlfelt fig Ah. .\Pk
your1' dr orgt fo a 5(-eent Ibottle of
"California Ryrtip of IPNgs" then look
vnel ly11% and see that It Is mlade by
the "CalIforina Fig Syrup Company."
We make no smaller size. Iland back
with contempt anly other fig Syrup.
LOW IAILIOAD RATES TO
SUNDAY SCH1OOL CONVENTION
Lowest Rates Ever Secured Oranted
for Spartanburg Meeting.
Spartanburg, March 2.-The best
railroad rates ever secirC( for the
State Sunday School Convention have
Just been grante(d for the Convention
Iin Spartanburb, May I, 2, 3, Record
Ing to an ann11oun ceellnt nade today
by It. D). Webb, Gene.ral kRecreary,
South Carolina Sunday School Asso
elatIon. All file rallroads opera g
in oulh Carolina have given a rate of
three cents a mile plu1s thirty-five
centi for the round I rip from all points
in South1i Carolina.
Tills1 rato is granted beeatse of the
large attendc' at Charleston last
May at whileh there weer 1,120 re -
tered delegates, represening eveIry
county in tile slafe. The couinty hay
11ng the largest delegallon last year
was Orangeburig will 8:; lirkelev
an(d qlartlanburt'g comiing next With
71 each. OwIng to the better railroad
rate this year it In expecle( flint the
01111 for 1,500 delegates will be reach
'ed. Many colntles wvIll i-rIng large
delegations. A banner wili be awar
ed to the county IaviIg the argest del
egation, and It Is expected flint the
contest will be close with several of
the counties, particu'larly with Yorklt
An atiractive program for- the conl
vention is now being coui leted. Sev
eral of tle leading Sitnday School
sliceialists in the country have a)l
ready been secured for Ihe convent Ionl
and more thtan fifty of Ihe leading
.Sitday school workers of all denmomo
Inations Inl South Caroliia wil l Ibe onl
tl EVl1ILRE- EE."il()N()I) 311) MUTU.iI
lNSrIfANCEI ASSO('I ATION.
PIIO'EIt'Y INSIli 2,50,000.
WTITE ON' CAllA n ilthe under
sigied for any informalion you may
desire-about oir plan of insurance.
We inlsitre your1 properly agallist d
stti onlet 3 by
P A' I %t 431rm 4)r 1Iglitininlg.
And do .a ieaper tian any Insiralince
cotapany i4 existe-Sce.
ellailleul* w e 11re prepiared to iprov)
to you that, ou' is the safest and
cieallest plan of Insurance known.
Our1. amisoeiat Ion is now licensed to
wrile inlurallce inl the CoUnties of Ab
beville, Greenn .Cod, MlcCormick, Lau..
ren., and ldgefield.
The ofilcers are:
OEN. J. FRAbERt LYON, President,
Columbia, 8. C.
J. it. IBLAKE, Uen. Agt., Secy. & Tream.
Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grast .. .. .. .. t. Cairmnel, S. C.
.1. M. Gambrell, ......Abbeville, S. C.
.Ino. II. Chids.... ..radley, I. C.
A. WV. Yotingblood .. I lodges, S. C.
S. 1'. AMorrah,-.. ..Williington, S. C.
I,. N. (hamberln .. MeCormick, S. C.
i f. I cholson . . . . lgdgefleij, S. C.
I". I,. TI inu nlermtaan, 'leasant IeI4 , s. C.
.J. C. Maltin. ... - - ... lriletonl, S. C.
\V. II. Wharton, . .. ..Waterloo, S. C.
J. It. BL A KE, Ghin. Agt.
Greenwood, S. C.
CHICHESTER S PILLS
UIs in 1ed and u) l ell 11.o Ic
- o. sealed. h U lune a11, 01
'nloi no other. nuy ,f
YCrtfio n fi~ ~u ir~~ tyel ab
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Whenever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contalns the
wellknown tonic propertles of QUININE,
and IRON. It acts on tihe Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enricels the Blood aid
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.