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Recommendations of conference *
hold Saturday at State 'House on *
call of Governor &Harvey: *
'Destroy the weevils' winter *
quarters by iplowing under cotton *
and corn stalks and by cleaning *
terraces, ditch, banks and other *
trash on the farm-.
(Prepare land early and tho- *
.oughly. Plant -best seed of ap- *
iproved. varieties. Among thq [best *
varieties are Lightning Express, *
Cleveland Big Boll, Delta Type and *
(on 1wilt infested -land) 'Dixie Tri- *
umph. '
Use fertilizer sufficient, such-as *
would make a bale of cotton per *
acre in an average season without *
the presence of the weevil. This *
will vary on individual farms. *
(Make side applications of soda *
early, before the first blooms ap- *
'Plant as soon as ground is warm. *
All cotton in a given community *
should lje planted at about the *
same time (from the first to the *
middle of April). *
'Practice-frequent shallow culti- *
vation to.keep up fruiting. --Prac- *
tice thick spacing., *
'Practice early square .picking *
if cheap labor is available. This *
must -be done very thoroughly ev- *
ery five (lays if possible in order to *
be effective. *
Definite recommendations. on *
poisoning are deferred for future *
consideration by this conference *
until after the proposed. confer- *
ence at Washington has been held *
to determine upon the general pol- *
icy to 'be recommended for 1923. *
Develop a fertile soil as the best *
asset to farming under 'boll weevil *
conflitions. *
ocal Boy in Paris Finds Page Fropn
The Advertiser on Streets of Paris. t
The general opinion is that Laurens
oes to Paris for its fashions. Prob- r
bly in the main that is true, but that
aurens fashions are not unknown in I
tie gay French capital was abupdant-.)
proved not long ago to Dr. Dick
'tiller who is taking special work in
large 'Paris hosipital.
According to a letter written to his
-ther, Dr. L. S. Fuller, lie was walk- 't
ig along a street in .Paris ia few C
reeks ago when .his eye happened to
ght, on the name of '%Minter Com
any" displayed in glaring headlines
n a sheet of newspaper. (Curious to 1
ee where else but in Laurens there
rA a store of that name he picke'd up
be paper. To 'ila surprise it was a I
)ose sheet of The Laurens Advertiser I
ontaiping a page advertIsement of I
be Minter Company
"It has 'not been ascertained how the
aper 'happened to fall in the French t
treet, Its presence there will prob- i
bly remain one of those unsolved
iysteries which time alone .wipes from i
he meinory. A reasonalble theory as i
o the use it was being put before <
ropped on the street, however, would i
e that one of the thrifty 'French house
rives, getting isto- 'possession of thie
aper in some -rhanner was carrying
t "'down'" to one of .the [French depatt.
sent stdreos to show'nihat the fasions
rere in~ Lattrens and hqwr clieap the
t'ices are.
OidV Servige 'Egawination
The 'U. 2. OIl Serviee Comnmission.
i hold ~ enxamination' top:Clerks
~I4 (arriers' orglec, ~ (1g22 at' 11.
.e,' 8 . y 'to ll~ VjaCen1O(
pstglIce In that city. The e*isi~n
1* o pen t alwhOM eet tli)*
eitrlients,. Alij bli
'ull2informatnj eino1t4nnC~ ~
he hoer% t'yifth Cilvil Sdrs'$tebs
Radlhes in thpyaI
The Ad'vetieer's garden editor wyes
.h 'eohibaiI vsltodq.nofih eautiful
tiru. oft #isies pulled'frainihe
The State, Nov. 19.
That cotton cap be and is being
grown profitpbly in South Carolina
under -boll weevil conditions and that
the're is no sound reason for the farm
cr;j of the state to throw up their
hands and declare that there is no
hope were two statements made at the
conference held at the call of Gover
nor Harvey at the State 'House yester
(lay for the purpose of giving consid
oration to the conditions facing the
cotton 'producers lit this common
wealth. The conference did not con
'fine itself to merely uttering eneour
aging words,,-ftt outlined a definite
and clear cut program for the cotton
growers, which it held, if foll'owed,
will prove profitable. The recommen
dations adopted are given in full
Over- and over again was the advice
.'Destroy your old' cotton stalks tiW1
moment the crop is harvest'ed,"
sounded ; so that recommendation
ver-y 1properly heads the list of those
adopted. Another important - point
stressed time and again by the speak
era were thorough preparation, stuil
cient fertilization, and the use of good
varieties of seed. "Get your crop)
* gi ~ *
made before you gige tho weevil p
cla-tnce to get in his work," 'was the
sentiment. The need of haste too was
-itressed. ,
Conference Well Attended
The conference was opened -by Gov
ornor 'Harvey, who in a few words,.
toid of the bearing the control of the
boll we6vil has on the prosperity of
South' Carolina, and said unity of ac
tion -anong the cottou.growers was a
prime necessity of combatting the
weevil. lie read letters from Senator
N B. 'Dial, Bright, Williamson, Niels
Christonsen, J. 0. Sheppard and J. S.
Wannamaker in which the #writers ex
pressed their interest in the confer
ence .and commented on the cotton
A list of those present was then
compiled, and A. F. Lever was elected
chairman and Henry Johnson of Aiken
was elected secretary.
-Mr. I-ever, on takifig the chair, said
that Governor ;Harvey was due a vote
of thanks for calling thb conference
in tliat the control of the weevil was
vitally connected with the progress of
the state.
'Wope of u's should got the Idea that
the growing of cott6n In the future i1
an imposedbility. It is -being grown
and successfully grown in all of the
states which have been visited by tile
weevil and the farmers of South
Carolina are. able to meet the condi
tions which the farmers of other
states 'havo raced. The growing or cot
ton, however, will be more expensive
and will ibe more difficult under weevil
conditions than brotofore.
"Two things will -happen as a result
of the invasion of the poest. Absentee
ifarming iwill abecome a thing of the
past; a man ean not live in Columbia
. aand run successfully a cotton farm in
Beaufiort. There will also -be a more
or . less complete breakdown of our
,tenant system of 'farming.
"The only match for the weevil is
the .white brain of the ,South. 'The
ordingrr'negro-la orer aian not cn;
petekwith the situation unless under
the guidance of ti :white. man. ,
.; witnesged an hThxyu'essive and eg
nificant ceremony in'Afleydale recgpt
ly wJfen 'Glo'om' was 'btrledl We sh~ut
1feej:41ive th9 spark Qf pppe -In the
'breasits of our ifaople. Wfecan grow
dotton sitecessfugey i his state, undber
'weevil conditions)iu cotton undeg'.
weei cond~itions pf~oses .weoll
directed diveri'utlure
* ...I~ong, 4IOp o*te tdxen
6vic $ e colloge, dis.
e otton aifition groM w
4tsathat of 'tbe direct ook.
tifthe weevil atid that of ebconorm
t~;~. sildby etonoi ge pg4nt
a riotitti'e. By dbVergified
t r an t f19, 0
Business League Directors and Offic.
ers of Civic League Discuss Civk
Plans for a community .hall for Lau
rens were discussed at a joint meet
Ing of the directors of the Laurens
Business 1League and officers of tle
Civic League held in the Peoples Loan
& F'xchange flank building Friday
night. Mrs. J. 0. Bennett beaded the
[lelegation from the Civic League.
The iproposal for a community iqll
name from the Civic 'League. Mfs.
Bennett, in proposing the plan to the
Business 'League and asking for its
mupport in the profect, said that vdri
:>us civic organizations felt the need
yf a common meeting place and a place
hvhere entertainments of various kind
lnight be held, IShe said that the Civic
[acague really advocated a large con
iention hall yiwhere large gatherings
3ould be held and conventions enter
ained, but that they would co-operate
with the Bnsiness League in a less
Lretentious plan if it was thought
)est at this time.
After the matter was thoroughly dis
[ussed, a motion was passed that vom
nittees from the Business 'League and
he Civic League -be appointed to thor
ughly study .the question and make a
'eport to- Pres. Wright, of the Busi
less League, who would then lay the
natter before the full meeting of the
3usiness League. The general opin
on of the meeting appeared to -be that
t D~ould be best at present to secure
t suitable hall in the city at a reason
Lble rental and furnish this tempor
trily for .the meeting of the Business
aeggue and for any other uses for
vhilch it might be found convenient.
oe4l High School Takes in Union
High School by Score of 6 to 0.
The game between Union Ii and
anurens 1-I here Friday afternoon was
ided, insofar as scoring was c9n
erned, in the first quarter when Tid
veil, fast half-back of the local team,
cooped uip a fumble on Laurens thir
y-yard line and raced down the field
or a touch-down. The .placement kick
ailed and nq more scoring was done.
iaurens came near scoring again in
lie third quarter when Wright ran
orty Yards to the tell yard line after
eceiving a punt 'from the Union toe
nan. The Union lads held tight and
,aurens was only able to make six
ards in the four downs. When the
all went over, Union punted out of
anger and further 'chances for scor
ug by Jaurens ended there.
In the last quarter, the Union lads
legan a sensational ac'lal .attack that
'nly a fumble and the time-keopers'
vatches saved from a touch-down.
tealizing towards the last that they
ould xnot win through the line, the
Jnion -lads began to forward pass with
oiling effect. The locals appeared un
'qual to the task of intercepting the
iasses and the 'ball appeared to land
n Union hands at will.- In the list
lye minutes of play, the Union team
arried the bail almost the ,1engta ot
lhe field, but when within ten yards of
he goal the whistle blow: and tile game
vas 4over.
'Laurpens goes to Gaffney Friday of
his week, Gaff ney has one of the .best
eamns in the state, 'but the locals are
ounting on giving them a run for
heir money.
Mrs. Alke.i Bereayed
Mrs. Hi-. K. Aiken, who has been
pending .the-fall in -Ithapa, .N. Y., with
er son, Hugh, 'who is attending Cor
eou, 'was called to Charleston last
veek to attend the funedal of her
>rothier-in-)aw, Mr'C. :L. 'Mfoore, .who
lied 'Tuesday ia -Dallas, Tox. Mr.
doore had only .been in Dallas for a
oeuple of. weeks 'and W~ad~jitst sprepar
ing to open a home thbere when he ws
itrieken by an actite attack of indi
testion, death resulting very- sudden
y. hils r'einain's were carried to
ilbarleston, his former home, whore
hierment took place in 'Magnolia
kitetery 8aturday. Mrs. Aiken is ex
6cted to return .to Laurens the latter
alft'of the 'week.,
Rlesfgns F~romn Express Offiee
Mr. iLonnie .0. Hiiers, whoi has been
~xpress agent 'here for albent thirteen
rears,, has resigned .1Ms position there
mnd Thas-entered thN aiutojndhile bust
mtess, .beinit associated with the Tau
r#II Motor Comna.. as taesmah of
flh'evolet cars~ 'l(a "I~ers yvs suc
seeded i i Mr. C. He At strong Whe
ba' b een "assian u ~t for qeral
harold Lumley, Ball Player in the
-Carolina League Lust Sunier has
Serious Accident
Greenwood Index-Journey, Tuesday.
'liarold Lumley, prominent young
!Greenwood farmer, had his left arm
torn off to the elbow this morning
about 11:30 o'clock while shredding
corn for -'Hnderson Stuart of Coronaca.
'He was brought at once to the Green
wood Hospital where the arm was am
iputated. le Is resting as well as'
could be expected after the operation,
reports from him this afternoon stated.
,Mr. Lumley was feeding the corn
shredder when his arin caught In the.
machinery. Before the shredder could
'be stopped, his left arm had been
mangled to the elbow. 1ie is right
handed but was feeding iwith his left
hand at the ti-me of the accident. Mr.
Lumloy lost considerable blood but
medical attention was given as soon
as possible and he was brought imnie
diately to the hospital.
Many friends throughout this section
will be pained to learn of the untor
tunate accident IMr, Lumley is an
alumnus of IErskino College and was
a noted baseball player in his college
days. He has played baseball on local
teams and played for Greenwood iII
the Cardlina League last summer.
Since the World war when lie served
as a first lieutenant, Mr. Lumnloy has
engaged In farmirg at his home near
('oimon Pleas Court, Held Three Days -1
Session Last, Week andl Convengs
Again Today.
With only three. days of activity lIst
week and two days of this week lost ,
onl account of the enforced absence of
.Judge Rice in attendance iupon the su
preme court in Columbia, the fall terni '
of the court of common ipleas,, sched
uled to run two full weeks, will be a
very much curtailed affair. With at
[full calendar to clear and such a short t
time to clear it In, many cases will.
have to go over until spring.
The court got down to work last
Wednesday morning and disposed of,
the following cases by Friday night:
Bank, of Spartanburg vs. E4 J, Sloan,
in which the plaintiff stied on a note
for $1,000, resulted in a verdict for
the defendant. Testimony in the case
yswa to the effect that the Spartanburg I
bank purchased a note of Mr. Sloan i
from a farm lighting company and lost
it. - A represebtative of the lighting;"
company, acting on instructions' of the
bank, collected the full amount in cash
add before the money was transmitted;
to the bank the lighting company went;
into liquidation. In the meantime the
notb was found. The bank sied to re
cover the full amount of the note from i
Mr. Sloan.
-lastings, Stout & Co., vs J. S. en- I
nett & 'Company, in which the plain- 2
tiff sued to recover losses sustained by
failure of the defendant to order outV
a shipment of grain booked at a higher
price, restiltod in a directed verdict '
for the plaintiff in the sunm of $1,499.90. At
J. P. Smith vs C. & W. C. Railroad,
wvhere the plaintiff claimed dam'Ages
for the destruction of frtuit trees by the
maintenance forces of the raiirad, re
sulted in a verdict of . (30 for the '
-plalntiff. Four or 'five trees wecre in- I
volved in the suit.
Bank of Waterloo vs J. K. 'Daven-1
'Ort, a suit in claim and delivery of
livestock', resulted in a verdict for the 4
J. 'D. Culbertson vs 'Buckeye Cotton
Oil Company, voluntary non-suit. l
A. Syracuse vs P. A. fMitchell, ver- [
dict for the splaintiff for the full
amoutnt, $414.46.
"The Mant Fromi Home" Comning to The
Princess Thursday.
Foremost among the novels which
have brought Booth Tark ngton last
ing fame, Is undoubtedly "The Man
~Vftom Home," which has noW' been
transliated to the screen and which
will be shown at the Princess Theatre
TJliursday. With the action laid most
ly in Italy, and several scenes in Eng
laU'd and Amorida, the story in & thrill
lug One and in 4ts tranisferratice 'to the
s'creen it has lost noyeo of its bItensi
ty. ~Produced by George F1itznaurice
for TPammopnut, -it has -beett invested
with the customary 'fire and vigor ex
pectedi frlom~ this virile- director. One
of: $he chief details in the excpllent
east, whbich cemprines such favorites
as James Kirkwood, Anna Q.'Nisson,
Norman Kerry. Dorothy Vuwnming and
ffeting< of County Teachers' Assocla.
tion Held In the Court House Sat.
urday Morning.
The :Laurens County Teachers As
iociation ).eld an important and inter
,sting meeting Saturday morning,
vhen qnore than a hundred and twen
y-flve members were present. The
Ppeaker for the occasion was Prof. L.
q. Daniels, of the English department
)f Furman University, who spoke on
The Great Experiment," discussing
.he problems and effects of democra
Professor Daniels traced the rise of
lemocracy from the time of the old
lreek states to the present day. -I1e
ihowed the evils besetting democracy
o be ignorance and selfilihness, and
)ointed that the only remedy was
nore education- and a truer religion.
At a divisional 'meeting MIrs. . P.
Wustin, of Clinton, .was e'fected leader
)f the 'primary division; Miss 0ssie
(oung, of Olinton, leader of the inter
nediate group, and Miss Meta Tolbert,
>f Laurens, leader of the high school
livision. Mr. 1T. W. Gasque was elect
d president of the association to suc
ced Mr. J. W. Witherspoon, resigned,
nd .Miss Doris Young was elected
ecretary and treasurer to succeel
Tr. R. T. 'Wilson, also resigned.
The Rev. Thomas 1. Rideout led the
levotional services makin a short,
nteresting talk.
'llhe next meeting will he It 1 au reps
in December sixteenth.
BIELOW L11A8'1' 1,11.111?
' Noveilber 1, There 11a4d Bleeui 11,829
(llles (i11ned in County as Compared
Wth 29,802 to Sa1me Date Last Year.
With 14,829 bales ginned in the coun
y to November 1st, Laurins county
vill probably make about half the cot
on crop made in the county last year.
lardly more than, 2,000 more bales will
e ginned before the end of the season.
onseryative estimators say that the
rop is already practically ginned.
Condition of the grain crop over the
ounty, said .\r. C. W. t\lcCravy, who
ravels over the county extensively in
iaking his cotton reports, is excellent
a places. On good lands, he said, the
at crop i ,especially fine. Consider
.ble acreage has been planted in oats
ndi a fair acreage in wheat. Very few
armers, he said, have plowed up their
talks as yet, though a few progres
Ive ones have been active in this di
Following is the table giving the gin
ings by countes:
lounty 1922 1921
Lbbeville .......... 6,462 13,764
Liken ..........13,001 12,551
Ellendale........ .5,921 4,028
mnderson 3.. ........30,927 - 25,052
lamberg ........ 5,310 3,714
larnwell ........ 7,976 7,591
jalhoun.. .. .. .. ...2,806 1,535
shoerokee ...... .......9,650 11,572
hester ..............1,989 19,960
3hesterfleld .. .......14,600 19,417
3larendon. .. .. .. ..3,632 7,603
)arling ton .. . ... ...10,350 18,693
)illon.. .........12,965 28,501
Ddgefleid ...........4708 6,461.
rairfild ..............,296 8,034
~lorence. .. .. .. .. ..5,228 18,065
lreenville. .. .. .. ....25,135 33,436
ireenwood .... .... 4,139 11,288
-lampton .. .. .. . . ..,4418 2,620
lorry...............413' 2,415
(ershaw ...... ......9,789 10,073
1ncaster .. .. .. . ...8,716 12,059
:Anren ... .... .....1,829 29,802
..e.. ...........12,288 16,871
L.exington .... .......4,840 7,301
WlcCormick .. .. .., 1,178 3,828
W!ar ion . 5..3,139 9,702
Warbboro. .. .. . ....29,804 410,635
4ewberry... . ... .. .. 7633 141,336
Jconee ... .. .. ....1,406 17,517
)rangeburg .. ..,. .'12,163 16,418
Pickens ..,. ......12,094 .17,350
Richlaqd.........-...5,329 7,266
Baluda .... .......4,647 7,678
Bpartanburg ,,.. .43,425 53,696
Bumter ,....... .8,477 16,481
Union ...... ..... .. 8,502 12,968
Williamsburg .. ...2,389 6,137
York.. .. .......18,606 30,271
All others .. ........6,921 6,230
The State .. .......412,860 622,816
At Mountvilie 8chool
An oyster supper will be given a~t
the. Mountville school houses , Friday
night for the 'benefit of the school im
provement,~ association, The 'public is
cardially Invited,
Washington, Nov.. 2.-Enactmont of
the administration marine 'bill was
urged urpon congress today by 'Pres!
dent Harding as necessary to r,elieve
the government of present "staggering
losses" In operation of the war-built
merchant fleet and to establish a pro
gram of assured shipping to serve the
nation In war and give a guaranty of
commerrial independence in time of
Personally addressing a joint ses
sion of the House and Senate the ex
ecutive declared an actual monetary
savLing to the government would re
stilt from tile proposed law Ie chal
lenged every insinuation of favored
interests and the enriching of the Ewe
cial fewi at the expense of the public
treasury. The legislation, lie assert
ed, automatically guarded against en
richiment of per-Petual bestowal.
"If success attends, as we hope it
will," Ie added, "the government out
lay is returned, the inspiration of oi1
portunity to carn remains, and Ameri
can transportationl by sea is mai
The P'resident said concert about. the
Anierican meriichant mariine policy was
not limited to "our own donain" add
Ing that the maritime nations of the
world wero "in Complete accord with
the opposition ihere to the pending
ilmeasure." lie declared those nations
had a perfect ght to ,;uch an atti
ltude, but that he wisied to stress the
American view point, which, he. said,
slouldbe the viewQoillt "froiml which
onec sees American carriers at sea, the
diependence of Amer'ican commerce,
and American vessels for American re
liance in the event of war."
'Mir. 11arding declared it would be
most discouragtng if a ineasure of
sulch'tr-anscending national import
ance," must have Its fate depended
0pon geographical, occupational, pro
tessional or partisan objection.
A commercial eminence on the seas
and aniple agencies for the pronotion
in carrying of American commerce, lie
asserted, were of no less importance
to tihe people of the Mississippi and
tile Missouiri valley, the great north
west., and the Rocky Mountain states
than to the seaboard states and indus
trial conmuinities inland.
"it is a coimnon cause, with its ben
elits conmnonly shared," saidI he.
-If governient aid is a fair term to
apply to autthorizations aggregating
$75,000,000 to promote good roads for
market highways, the President added,
it is equally fit to be applied to the es
tablishment and maintenance of Amer
ican market highways on the "salted
As to Present government operation
of the shipping board fleet, 'Mr. H-ard
ing said, there 'swas the unavoidable
task of wiping out a fifty million dollar
tnnual loss find losses aggregating
"nmany hundreds of niillions" in 'worn
outt, sacrified, or scratped shipping. HeI
called attention that the governnient
ships were being worn ,out *rithout
any provision for replacement and that
a program of surrender and sacrifice
and the liquidation which lie declared,
would be) inevitable unless the -pro
posed legislation were enacted, wvould
cost scores of millions. The cost of
the prloposed legislation, giving the di..
rect aid, he said, with ocean carrying
m-taintained at the recent average,
would not renceh $20,000,000 a year and
the maximum direct ati if -American
shipping were so promoted thafit car
ried half the nation's deep sea eom
mierce would not exceed thiirty millions
annually , --
Entertaiunent at Youmng( , -
There- will'bean entertainment aid'
box sumpper , at Youngs school house,"
(Wednesday .evening, beginning at 7:80
o'clock. The entertainment is free.
The proceeds from the -boxes 'will go'
for the 'benefit of the new building, The
public is invited.
To Dedicate Central School
The public Is cordially invited to at
tend the dedication of Central school
house Nov. 28 at 7:30, The following
speakers will be tpresent: Rev. I. N.
Kennedy, Mesers, A, C. Todd, t. ER
Ba'bb, A T. (Wilson and 'Prof, J. C.

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