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A new reason has been added to
those already given why the cotton
acreage should be reduced; or rather
more strength has been added to the
arguments for reduction. The govern
ment giners' report shows total gin
nings for the year of over 13,000.000
bales of cotton, about 200,000 bales
more than was anticipated. The market
is already glutted. Why glut it more?
Itallroad workers and meat cutters
in $he packing industry are making a
desbierate effort to hold on to wur
time wages,. but with the change in
attitude on the part of the public they
will find that their fight will be in
vaij. Tlhere is no reason why any
class of workmen should be more fav
orel than another in regard to time
and pay, and even the great body of
workers is coming to realize that there
aro certain classes whose demands are
endangering the prosperity of the
Jjidging by the naval estimates of
thi country, England and Japan, the
larger nations of the world are ex
penling every effort possible in build
Ing'up naval power .while the people
back home are ipaying the bills. All
of -4s thought that at least one result
of I ie latA war would be the reductJon
of rmamtent, especially since the
arct -enemy of peace is .grovelling in
the dust. llut It seems that unless
son kind of pressure is brought to
bear at the national capitals the taxes
for 'war armaments will be greater
rather than smaller than ever.
Arperic-a could well take the lead in
redt'cing naval armament. - It is the
strobgest nation in the world today
and least liable to have a war upon its
hands. Even Japan is not thinking sc
riously of an armed conflict with this
cour.try, despito her diplomatic
strokes. In the position she occupies
this country ought to serve notice to
other nations that she is going to re
duce her fighting establishment and
that she will expect them to follow af
ter her. After a reasonable tine
elapses and ot!:er nat ions f,.1 to re
spend then it will h,,, tintc to reve'
the policy and 1build a navy that A 9
lie the equal of any.
Wars arC n::- owvwh and will not
end until :he s;orit of conquest is ov
ercome inhe 4i nds and hearts of
people but the eqst of getting rcady
for the-:, can at '.ast he reduced. The
cost of thos.. we have alreadyv had are
JOE 'OI.IIERT T t1.h%
OF' STATE PATRONAGE
Cocehranr for Ulstrilct Attorney and Tol
hert fo'r i nteri~rali Reinue (''llector.
Wash.ng:en \March 1".*-pr'ucely at
(i e xtC': t "' :' absenc('e of ri neck
tie. Natiorza' Rest: an commt~ttee
r:an 3. WV. T';. :'t, of Sout:h (Carolina,
wvh:, :r9s0 a'l :2.e ;(.'i:en of R'nhu
1lican :.Stat ch (. Uman. ena. Ied on Pr:esi
dent Har iding his :nornint 'a~nd dis
cuissed . t:r'n . :na~t rs affct'inig the
Afo: emer ir.: fro the P'residlen
tial oflece the 'ommuitteeman said that
he had subhs:antie nogn)
.but had directedI his atte~
tally to two oetes which -aye 7O
diately open for appoin .'
One of these -is the colli of
internnl revenue for South Carolina,
which was lest open when formen
Governor lleyard resigned. For this
place the national committeeman has
recommended R. R. Tolbert, of Abbe
villle. The qther post is that of -dis
trict attorney for the western district,
now held by Wtlliam Thurmond, whose
renomination last year was not con
firmned. Ernest F. Cochran, of Ander
eon, has been endorsed -by Committee
man Tolhert to succeed Thurmiond.
Committeeman Tolbert remarked
thalt he was not now "gunnlng" for
efficient offcers who were merely
serving out the end of terms, for which
they had been confirmed, but 'that he
would in due course nake recommen
dations of persons to ill these posi
tions as the ternms expired. Hie inti
mated that there was iplenty of time
to take uip these casos tis the situation
further developed. It has not been
officially announcedl as yet, for in
stance. saiat will be the modus
operandi as to Presidential postomcles.
After calling on the President, .hy
whom he waos cordlahly received,.om
mitteemain Tolbest proceeded to pay
a visit to Attorney Oennral Dangherty.
Virgil Decker Says the Devil Drove
Him to Attacking Hiis Comrade.
'Warsaw,, Ind., March 19.-Offlol1
of Kaciusko county- today, continued
the4r efforts to 'draw from Virgil Deck
er, 19, of Atwood, Ind., the rfasons for
the attack upon his chun Leroy
Lovett, of Elkbart, Ind., 'which led to
the latter's'death. Early today Decker
confessed he had struck his chum oi
the head with an iron bar in a cottage
oi the Tippecanoe river near here,
while Lovett was asleep, and several,
hours later returned to the cottage
with a horse and buggy, taking
Lovett's unconscious form to a near
by railroad crossing, where it was
struck by a train.
"The devil drove me to it," Decker
told Sheriff C. B. Moon, after sign
Jng his confession, and 'would add
no other explanation. He contradicted
his previous stxatement that a man
named "Guy" was 'with them, finally
admitting he had committed the crime
lie denied that his transfer of his
own clothing to Lovett's body had
been a part of a iplan to collect insur
ance totalling nearly $30,000, payable
to Fred Decker, his brother, in event
of death by accident of Virgil Decker.
In his confession Decker said that
about 10 a. Im., on March 12, last, he
and Lovett arrived at the cottage, and
shortly lay (lown to sleep. lAter he
awoke, his confession said, and "the
piece of iron you have just shown me
is the piece which I used to strike
iaRoy on the head."
Thinking him dead. Decker said, he
went to the home of his brother, and
returned about 6 p. In.
He said he found Lovett on the flbr
and he "lifted him, led him out of the
cottage door and helped him into the
evelta times. -he said, he drove
across the railroad crossing nearby,
trying to make up his mind to leave
Lovett on the crossing.
"FinalY I saw a train coming from
the east," he confessed, "and drove
down on the railroad tmck, unhitched
the horse, leaving the buggy with Le
Roy ying in the seat on the track, and
I ma down the road south in the direc
tion the horse -went."
Lovett died later from the injuries
whicb it was at first -belieyed he sus
tained only !n the railroad crossing ac
"The reason I placed my suit of ov
eralls and shoe son LeRoy was that I
thought 'when the tmin struck the
buggy LeRoy would be cut so bad be
could not be identified and some. of
my clothes awould be found on him and
they would think it was me and I
would have a chance to get away."
190 COTTON CROP
South Carolia"s Total Guiines Were
1.039.470 500(-0.Illu nd ihiies.
Wa'~hngton \'.:. reh 21.Producnon
of 'otton. exclusiveC of linter.' amount
.i1 .197.775 :-u nning bale's, count
ing round as half~ bal es. or 1:.:107.754t
equiv1alenUt 7''-pou'tnd hales for the
20cr'o;. according to the I1nal gia
ning r'eport f the se'ason issuedl today
ly the cenlsuh bur, au.
The 11 cro;' w~a: 1 1.325 .32 run
ning bales, or 11,4 20.763 ejuiv'a:(rnt
500-pound bales, and the 191] SCrop
was 11.futO.450 runningz bas.s or 1 2.
' 4i.:'2 equ~valent .'''-;'oundl tales.
An estimnat ' of 1,'.9'75.'' e,;uivalent
7'0-paund i-ales fn: thc 19~2' erap was
forec'ast by the de'ar-tmnent c.i agrjiui
ture last December'.
Included in the 1920 i'rodluction are
211 593 hales which ginners esth.ated
would( be turned ou t aft r the March
(canvass5. Round bale's inc? leJ are
200,534 compared with 1 17,305 for 19191.
American-Egy'ptian included was 91,
905 bales, $omr 'ared .',:th 40.437 for
1 919. S a island included was .75
stn compared with 6,916 for 1919.
-The av'erage' gross wseight per bale
for the crop, counting r'ound as half
bales andl excluding linters, was 506.4
lounds. compared wvith t504.2 for 1919
and 505.6 for 1918.
Ginneries opeated for the 1920 crop
numbered 19,426 compared with 18,
815 for 1919.
Total ginnings, in equivalent 500
pound bales by states follow: Alabama,
670,721: Arizona 1 04,852; Arkansas,
1,177,095; California, 77,443; Florida,
19,194; Georgia, 1,446.577; Lourislana,
388,655; Mississippi, 897,733; Mis
souri. 74,332; North Carolina,93$,582;
Oklahoma, 1,287,689; South Carolina,
1,639,470; Tennessee, 313,747; Texas,
4,130,197; Virginia, 20,844; all other
A propeller invented by a Massa
chusetta man for motorboat. basn B
alngle blade that oscillates like a flth's
tall or the motion of an oar in
The Purzling Twins,
The new baby twins looked as alilte
as two pens in a pod. Harold stood
looking at thorm and, looking up at his
father he asked, "and aren't there even
laet ore erights to 'em?"
WILt. LECTURE ON"THE
TRUTH ABOUT MEXICO"
Dr. Frederick Monsen Seleots
Vital Chautauqua Topio.
Well-Known Explorer and Lottarer
Has First-Hand Knowledge
of Sister Republio.
Dr. Frederick Monsen's illustrated
lecture on Mexico will be one of the
notable features of the coming Red
For many years Doctor Monsen ex
plored Mexico thoroughly. He photo.
DR. FREDERICK MONSEN.
graphed and studied the country and
the people, and came into personal
contact with such men as Diaz, Huerta,
Villa, Carransa and Obregon.
Doctor Monsen's vigorous presenta
tion is entirely unprejudiced by jiny
commercial or political interest in the
The lecture is illustrated by magni
DIVELSIFYING WILL KEEP
$110,00,000 IN SO1'I CLAROLINA
Columnbia, March 14.-South Caro
linlans imported $1 10,0l0,000 worth of
food and feedstuffs from the West last
yeair, according to figures compiled by
the conm'ttee on banking, legislation
and warehousing of the South Carolina
Division of the American Cotton Asso
'ciation. The importation of this enor
moua amount of foodstuffs into the
tte was ,made necessary by theoag
erness of the farmerb to raise cotton,
many of them planting seintoen *eres
to the plow.
In a statement issued yesterday the
association declared that there was
no reason for the f'armers of the Sta.e
to be panic-stricken over the fact that
t-he price which c6tton Is now bringing
forbids them plansting over a ha crop
of it ne't year.. It Id keclared' at'
study of the figures collected by the
committee on bankins, legislation and
warehouses of the association, ought
to convince them that a diversiflea:ion
of crops in South Carolina will prove
According to the committee statc
ment the inpjortation of food and fecd
stuffs into South Carolina from the
West last yea~r as follows: Corn, $15.
('00,000; mixed feedls $1 3,000,000; hay.
$12,000.000; Oats. $l0.000,000; flour,
$20,00,00;beef, $15,000,000('; bacon,
$20,000,000: eggs and butter, $3,000,
c''0 malk ing a grand total of $110,0
"These figures." snys the association
'"arc purchases from this state Only
before the goods are delivered together
and every i temn mut be paid for in cash
with the freight. T[his amount coui
be spent at home if the farmers of
S.outh C'arolina wvould get their minds
off of cotton for a few minutes.''
HIl0iU''S T'i'l'' 1El)
Tren Th'iousand illlb i'et (Out in t he
Store than l0,000 tulip bulbs have
just been planted in the Botanic Gat
den of Brooklyn, at Flatbush Avenue
and Mtalbone streets, east of Pronpect
Tihe tt lii, is of a very ancient or!
gin an,' its carly history is quite un
certa' u. 1.dnnaeus the father of modern
systematie botany, dlescribed the tulip
in 17'3, but it is known that the flower
htad bee~n cultivated by Europeans for
200 years before that and previously
by the Turks for an indefinite period.
This modern and most artistic 'way of
planting tulip bulbs through the grass,
and having the hillsides spotted with
their glowing ors, is the latest
method of ~gthe natural touch
which is the' Vrtion of art.
It is told of a famous 'rdener that
when he wanted to pit ' t - several
thousand tulip bulbs he- sent a man
with a bakeof thoi to the top of
the hill, where they w 1e to be plant
ed, and had hIm emwpty the basket
there, the bulbs rolling down the hill
and stopping awherever they found a
slight depression or some obstable, in
a blade of grass or a stick or stone.
Where the tulips stopped rolling, the'y
were planted, and the result vwas 0
lack of order or regularity, w'hich was
"natural" in the highest degree. Here
was a group, there one, or perhaps
two, and the grass was sprinkled with
the single beauties here, there and
"Since movi4 pear t4e river two
years ago, NWe'Wv alWats' used RAT
NAP. Watched a vicious water rat,
nibbling at RAT-SNAV outside the
house. About 16 minutes later he
darted off for the water, to cdol his
burning stonach, but ' he -died befo-re
reaching i" . Three sizes, 86o. 65c,
$1.26. Sold and guaranteed by Lau
rens Hardware Co., Putnam's Drug
Store, and Kennedy Bros,
0* * * 5 *$S * 9. * *$
$ #FECVIAL J5OTAEM.
* * * e. 4 A e
Potato Sllps-Place your orders with
nie for Nancy Hall and Porto 'Rico po
tato slips. Roland Nioseley. 36-1t
buildhig and Contracting-Now is
the time to build or repair your house.
.,aaterlal and labor are cneap. See me.
G. F". Benjamin. 36-1<t
Building Material-See me for all
kinds of uildiug material. Just re
ceived shipmuent ot .biick, lime and
cement. C. H. d)uckett. ui6-5t-pd
for Sale-Marlboro Prolific seed
coin. . heen planted one year, $2.00
per bushel. Z. H. Tinsley. W.uros
itt. 5. 36-2t-pd
1iorse-Clipping-iiave your horses
and mules clipped at F. P. & J. Ji.
Childress' stable- ord-lt-pd
Lostr-Uack sow, weighing about
200 pounds. Uot ou't first of week, Re
ward ror her return or Information as
to whereabouts. J. T. Brownlee, Watts
Notice-This is to notify the public
that on account of all supplies being
sold on a cash basis I will be forced
to demand cash of my patients who do
not pay in full their accounts this
spring. If I can collect the acouitt
duo me I owill be in a position to con
tinue serving as a physician, but if I
do not, it 'will ,be necessary for me to
go on a cash basis also for my service.
Those interetscd will take due notice
Land not be disappointed if they are re
fused further credit. J. -1A Donnon,
M. D. 36-4t-pd
For Trade-We 'have some new .bug
gies and wagons which we will either
sell or trade. Will trade vehicles for
cars or cars for vehicles. Come along
With your trading goods. T. B. Sum
Wanted-Mule or horse to work for
feed or 'ill pay rent if suitable. W.
E. Adair. Laurens Rt. 6. 36-it-pd
Buggies and Wagons Cheap-We are
now' offering for cash during the next
two Weeks a few buggics and wagons
at less than cost. T. -B. Sumerel.
For Sale-Two niep.. heifers, one
Jersey., one Holstein. Pfices right. Al-,
so *fine Berkshire boar ready for ser
vice. A. It. McGill, Lauren, Rt. 1.
Cows For Sale-Some that ai-e al
ready fresh and others which will be
fresh in a'few days. ;Prices from $40
to $100. T. B. Sumerel. 36-1t-c
For Sale-FIve cows, fresh in nrilk.
J. D. Culbertson, Madden Station, IAu
rens Route 4. 25-i1
Wanted-To buy your chickens. Best
market -prices paid. Any quantity.
Armstrong's Market. 35-5t-pd
For Salv-Sasta Daisies, 10 cents
each or $1.00 per dozen. Mrs. J. H.
Cunningham. 327 Laurel St., Laurens.
For Sale-500 bushels Cleveland JBg
Boll Cotton Seed. First year from the
originator. 75c lper bushel. C. A. Ow
ens. C!i'iton. S. C. 33-5t-c
Cars (heap-Used Fords, 'Maxwells,
Chevrolets, Overlands, from $200 up.
Cash or terms. Sumerel Motor Co.
For Sale-1920 model 1 1-2 ton Re
public truck, fully equipped with
lpneumatic tires and body to haul any
thing. lias not been run over 350
miles. Reasons for selling, do not
need it. W. 1B. KnIght, 33-41
Noicee-This is to warn all persons
from buying or renting my land, situ
ated one mile east of Princeton, Lau
: en. County. S. C.. ns it is my share
of my frather and mother's estate. Any
one wishing further information, ad
dlress. Miss L. C. (}ilkerson. 619 North
McD)'imle Ave.. Andlerson, S. C. 32-4t
Notite'--1 have arranged to be in
Laurens two days each month. If your
piano ntteeds tuning leav~e ordor wi th
S. M. & 1.0. 1I. Wi'lkeei & Co. 0. MI.
I~fs F~or Sale-Rhode Island Reds
(Reds that stay red). $2.00 for 15.
W. R. Mc-Cuen. L~aur'ens. 28-tf
Organs reduced $50.00
Pianos reduced 6140.00
l'layers reduced $175.00
It will pay you to pick up one
of these bargains.
O'Daniel & Reid
(linton, S. C.
Dr. T. L. Timmerrnan
Lauren., South Carolina
Offiee in Peoples Dank Bilding
Simpson, Cooper & Babb
attorneva at Law.
WIU rrettee ta anl Stat. Cuarte'
Prompt Attention Given All Basinese
I (ASOLINqE SYSTEXS
pressors, Computing Scales,For
Scales, Show Cases, Account Reg
isters, - Rebuilt Cash Registers,
Safes, Store Fixtures.
THlE UAMILTON SALES CO.
Columbia. A. C,
77 *..7 !..-';
SOWE N RS.MARB0
& GRANITE CO.
- Dealers in everything for the em4
The largest and best eQuipped thon
- umental mills in the Carolinasa.
GREEJWOOD, -- S. C.
( Don't Neglect Your Tires
- ---They Cost Lots of Money
WE GIVE FREE INSPECTION
We Build New Life in Old Tires
Rim Cuts, Blowouts, Rebuilding and Retreading a Specialty
City Vulcanizing Station
Oldest---Largest---best At City Filling Station
Do not forget that we have a large and 'well assorted stock of all
kinds of Belting, Pipe, Valvesi. Fittings, Iron, Steel, Shafting, Pul
leys and Hangers, Boltp, Nuts and Washers and anything else you
may need in the way 'of machinery supplies at present low prices.
Columbia Supply Company
828 Gervals Street, COLUMJIA, S. C.
THE WORLD FAMOUS SOPRANO
Textile Hall, April 4.th.
Greenville, S. C.
First Twelve 'Rows .............................$3.00
Second Twelve Rows .- ............ 2.50
Remainder of Orchestra ........... .............. 2.00
Enti-re Balcony for Students and Teachers..........1.50
(The above amounts ineludd war tax.)
Mail orders now lkii' r- eived. Send cheekH, eash or pst
office orders to Textile flail, Box 685, Greenville, S. C.,.or Ir.
R. I. Peters, 525 East North Street.
NOTE :-Patrons who desire to sit in the baleony but are
neit.her teachors nor students may proenre balcony seats at
Seats reserved by phone or without remittance will he held
48 hours and then restored to the rack. No exception to this
rule. Sendl your check to insure gett ing the desired reservation.
Seat s now onm sale at A rmst rong's P harmacy.
IWRIGHT-SCRUGGS SHOE CO.
SPARTANBURC, S. C.
All that's new and stylish
- in women's and children's
shoes, men's oxfords, ho.
.Satin Strap Pumips
High or Low Heels Black or Brown
For Men, Women and Children
In Silk or Lisle; Plain or Fancy Styles; All Colors.
WRIGHT-SCRUGGS SHOE CO.
SPARTANBURO, S. C.
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