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vm EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18th, 1909. _ N?'29'
VOL. 74. ,_- - -^===== i _:-""
AN IDEAL FARM.
Advertiser's Representative Vis
ited One of the Prettiest
Farms in the County,
Every Acre a Prize Acre
Jonathan Swift said nearly two
hundred years ago, ' "Whoever
could make two ears of corn grow
upon a spot of ground where only
one grew before, would deserve bet
ter of mankind, and do more es
sential service to his country, than
.the whole ' race > of politicians put
together." .Then, estimated upon
this basis, there are scores upon
scores of farmers in Edgefield coun
ty who have rendered greater ser
vice this year than "the whole raco
of politicians puk together."
Prominent among these benefac
tors will be found Mr. B. R. Smith,
who resides four miles east of Edge
field, near Harmony church. Having
heard ^much of Mr. Smith's fine
crop,' especially his prize acre of
corn, the writer made a hurried
visit to this ideal farm one after
noon last week.
The first thing that impressed us
. on our arrival was the cordial,
whole-souled greeting. Before tak
ing a stroll over the broad fields of
cotton and corn, the host gave us a
watermelon feast. A fifty-pounder
-was brought from the cellar and
cut in halves, one piece being placed
before the writer and the other be
' side Mr. F. M. Warren, "Uncle"
Frank, as Mr. Smith calls him, with
neighborly affection. We do not
knoW just how much of the 50
pounds was added to our avoirdu
pois but remember experiencing
what seemed to be a very marked
shrinkage in our clothing. Con
sidering the size and exquisite flavor
of the melon, f<Uncle" Frank and
the writer were indeed fortunate in
not requiring the services of a
physician. The thoughtful host also
placed a very fine melon in .our bug
gy as we departed.
Of the many pretty sights upon
this well-kept farm, the most at
tractive for some time has been the
prize acre of corn, and it was this
.that the writer first inspected. One
unique feature of this acre is that
it has two separate ages of corn
growing on it. The oldest corn was
planted in five and a half feet rows
on April 1st.' A second planting]
was made between these rows on
June 20th. The fodder has been
pulled from the old corn and it is
practically made, while the young
corn, somewhat pale and dwarfed,
.is yet being cultivated. Not a few
farmers are watching Mr. Smith's
experiment with the two crops with
Mr. Smith planted Marlboro pro
lific cori! and is greatly pleased
with the results. It is no exag?ra
tion to say that nearly every stalk
has two large, well-developed ears.
And the stalks stand from five to
ten inches in the row, so some idea
can be gained concerning the quan
tity that the old corn has made.
Mr. Smith said in characteristic
good humor: "I don't care whether
I get a prize or not; I have? made
lots of corn, and it has paid me to
plant it. Furthermore, I have had
more than ?fifteen dollars worth of
fun out of the contest."
.After leaving the "pet" acre,
which has amply paid for the "pet
ting," we toolba stroll through Mr.
Smith's cotton, the yield of which
has been estimated at 1,000 pounds
of lint, per acre. The writer has
never before seen large fields of
cotton that have no galled orthin
spots. Mr. Smith's cotton locks in
four-foot rows and is one height
over the entire field. He has forty
acres in corn, sixty in cotton and
sows forty in grain, following with
peas. Mr. Smith plants Toole cotton
exclusively, and advocates fertiliz
ing with green cotton seed instead
of selling them or exchanging for
Mr. Smith is a broad-minded,
. well-rounded farmer. Instead of giv
ing his entire attention to one or
two crops to the neglect of all else,
he grows everything in the way of
household necessities that is pos
sible to produce upon the farm.
Near the house is a large garder
abundantly supplied with season
able vegetables, and adjoining this
is a well-cared-for orchard. He also
has a large pasture for his stock ol
all kinds, with lane running up tc
The poet who once said, in sub
stance: 'Tickle thc earth with s
hoe and she laughs with a harvest,'
had evidently just visited a fara
like unto that which belongs to om
friend.B. R. Smith.
"In what condition was the patri
arch Job at the end of his life?'
afked a Sunday-school teacher of J
quiet looking boy at the foot of th?
"Dead," calmly replied the quie
looking boy.-Illustrated Bits.
Delegates Elected to The Union
! Meeting, New Club Organ
I ized, Delightful Birth
Mr. White closed his meeting at
Mod oe last Friday with three ac
cessions. He was ably assisted by
Eev. Frank M. Hauser of St Mat
thews, S. C.
The meeting at Plum Branch
commenced yesterday, Mr.. White
preaching two excellent sermons.
Rev. Mr. Bass, the popular pastor
of McCormick, will be with Mr.
White to-day, and will remain the
rest of the week doing all the
Our church met in regular con
ference Saturday last, and elected
the following delegates to tli i union
meeting of the 3rd division to con
vene with the Bethlehem church,
Clark's Hill, 5th Saturday ar d Sun
dayc John M. Bussey, J. R. Black
well, W. N. Elkins, L. S. Blackwell,
and J. C. Morgan.
OurB. Y. P. U. had a good
meeting last night, and we were
delighted and edified to have with
us our old friend of other days,
Drue M. Nixon, now of'Connie
Maxwell orphanage. Mr. Nixon
made a magnificent forceful ad
dress to young people,pregnant with
counsel from the unadult?rated
word of God. Mr. Nixon is :>ne of
the best lay preachers in the state,
and withal a high toned Christian
gentleman, with all that term im
plies, and he will always have a
welcome when he meets our young
The following invitations are out,
one of Avhich your correspondent
had the honor to recieve this norn
ing: "The Dann und Wann Club
of Parksville, request the pleasure
of your company Tuesday evening,
Augutt 17th, 8:3Q to 11:00 at the
home of Mr. L. F. Dorm" This
club has a German name, and *;hat's
all I kuow, but hope to be able to
write more intelligently after Tues
day night. Many thanks. .
Mr. John Milton Bell, of Augus
ta, bookkeeper for Messrs. Luke &
Flemings, spent the-week end with
home folks. Mr. Bell is . settling
down and to the companions cf his
y au th,'seems, to be growingsc date "
if not venerable, owing somewhat
no doubt, to his bachelor life. He,
however, was full of smiles and we
,were glad to welcome him.
Mr. Louis Rich, of Clark's Hill,
gerteral manager of the Middleton
orchards, under the supervison of
the famous fruit grower and truck
firmer, Mr. W. S. Middleton, also
spent Sunday among relatives and
friends. Mr. Rich, vivacious, witty
and genial, tells us he is to be mar
ried soon, which ought to be true,
but we do not believe him. He also
told us that Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
Middleton would leave for an ex
tended tour to Asheville and other
points in the famous North Caroli
na mountains on next Wednesday.
They need a rest after a strenuous
season in fruit gathering, and we
hope they majr be invigorated.
Miss Helen Smith, daughter of
Dr. Van Smith, of Newberry, an
old college mate, is visiting Miss
A adie T. Bell.
Miss Eola Morgan, daughter of
Mr. A. V. Morgan, gave a birthday
party to her young friends a few
days ago. Miss Eola is sweet sixteen
and the occasion was a very enjoy
able one, she being the the recipient
of many nice presents from the fu-j
ture men and women of Parksville.
We hope for her not only a bril
liant career, but more than that; a
Watch Your Tongue.
Sometimes a person's tongue gets
them into trouble. Watch the
tongue; it is your tongue, it belongs
to you, and it is the only one for
which you are responsible. Your
neighbors tongue may need care al
so, but that is his business. Watch
your tongue; it needs watching. It
is a. fire-watch it. It is the helm
which guides the vessel. Let the
bel msman keep wide awake. It can
bless or it can curse; it can poison
or heal; it can pierce our hearts and
blight hopes; it can sow discordE
and seperate friends. Watch your
tongue, no one but you can take
care of that tongue. Your neig h
bor3 may wish they could bridle ii
but they can't do it.-Ex.
Cause of Domestic Infelicity.
'Ts my hat on straight?"
"Yes-hurry, or we'll be late?"
"Are you sure it's perfectly
"indeed it is-you couldn't get ii
straighter. Are you ready?"
"No. I'll have to go back anc
change this hat. You know it isn'
stylish to have this kind on straight
WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION
Auxiliary Edgefield Baptist Association,
Red Oak Grove Church, Thursday
and Friday, August 26-27.
Mrs. J. L. Mims
Mrs. J. 0. Marshall
Meeting called to order.. - -f
Music. Devotional Exercises - .' ' -
Roll Call of delegates
Address of Welcome - - - Mrs. Z. E. Thurmond
Response ? - - - - Mrs. S. T. Adams
Reports of Woman's Mission Societies* Young Woman's Auxil
iaries, Sunbeam Societies and Royal Ambassador.
Annual Report of Superintendent - - Mrs. J. L. Miras
Exercises by Red Oak Grove Sunbeams, led by Mrs. Luther
Recess . ?fi
Devotional Exercises - - ' '.
Importance of Early Missionary Training
Mrs. C. E. Burts
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher
Message From John Lake, Our Misisioniiry \
Letters From Dr. R. J. Willingham, and Miss Fannie Heck
Address on Foreign Missions,..Exhibition of Curios From India,
' . Miss H. H. Wright, Greeaville
"How I Collect Dues" ... Mrs. J. W. Peak
Thursday Night-Lecture by Dr. C. E. Burts, With Stereopticon Views
of all Around the World Mission Fields.
Dinner and Supper Will Be S?f??&iya O hurelj Grounds. v
Friday Morning: v
10. Devotional Exercises - - - - Mrs. T. P. Salter
Solo - - - - - Miss Eliza Mims
State Missions, Mission Study Classes--; Miss Gertrude Brumfield
Missionary Play - Edgefield Y. W. A., Misses Eileen Ouzts,
Earline Allen, Lizzielou Jones, .Tosiereppard, Louise Lyon
I Training School - - . Miss H. H. Wright
Enlistment Day, Distribution of Literature - Miss Jennie Pattison
Proportionate and systematic Giving - Mrs. W. J. Hatcher
2:30. Devotional Exercises
Reports of committees
Envelopes for Special Occasions and H*>T We Use Them - 'Mrs.
W. E. Lott r
Barrel Openings and Social M?etings .. . ?
Reading and Adoption of Constitution
Announcement of Standing of Societies in Regard to Apportion
Mrs. W, O. Whatley
Live Stock and Prosperity.
Live stock is the chief element of
agricultural prosperity. It is the
foundation upon which both the
present and future profits are es
tablished. We boast of our great
wheat and corn crops, and we have
a reason for so doing, but if we de
pend on them alone we rob ourselves
and our children by selling off the
fertility of the soil with each year's
crop. For many years the soil will
continue to yield their crops, but
they will get poorer and finally fail
unless they are fed. How much bet
ter to make your farm richer in
stead of poorer; to get the benefits
of the increased crops during your
own lifetime and then leave a rich
and valuable farm to your children
after you have done with it. Live
stock will do it as nothing else can.
^The union meeting of the third
^"Wffi&?1 Bethlehem church
at Clark^W^K 5th Saturday and
Sunday, 28th and 29th days of Au
1st Query-Music, its importance
and benefits, L. F. Dorn and P. H.
y (A) Giving systematically.
(B) As the Lord has prospered
us. J. M. McKie, L. G.
3rd Query^Discipline: Should
members be retained in our church
es, who swear, drink whiskey and
refuse to pay their debts? If not,
why not? J. C. Harvley, E. G. Mor
4th Query-Dependenc upon God.
P. B. Lanham, J. P. Mealing.
Sunday school at 10:30 o'clock
conducted by superintendent of
At 11:30 missionary sermon by
Rev. L. B. White or Rev.JP.B. Lan
Sunday afternoon devoted to B.
Y. P. U. work.
1st A B. Y. P. U. in every
church; why? paper by D. N. Dorn.
2nd How should a B. Y. P. U.
be maintained, paper by Mrs. Jesse
3rd What should the B. Y. P. U.
stand for? paper by Mrs. Humphrey
D. A. J. Bell,
Life in New York City.
Every second four visitors arrive
in New York.
Every 42 iieconds an immigrant
Every 42 seconds a passenger
Every three minutes some one is
Every six minutes a child is born.
Every seven minutes there is a fu
Every thirteen minutes there is a
Every 42 minutes a new business
firm starts up.
Every 48 minutes a building
Every 48 minutes a ship leaves
Every 51 minutes a new building
Every one and three-quarter hours
some one is killed by accident.
Every eight and one-half hours
some pair is divorced.
Every 10 hours some one commits
Every night $1,250,000 is spent in
restaurants for dinner.
Every day 350 new citizens come
to New York to live,-New York
Magistrate-What brought you
Prisoner-Two policemen,, youi
Magistrate-Drunk again, I sup
Prisoner-Yes, sir, both of thom
-Kansas City Journal.
Rev. Mr. Heckle Called Again.
The protracted meeting that was
held at Stevens Creek church las1
week was a decided success, Beside*
reviving the members of the church
four presented themselves for bap
tism and several united with th<
church by letter. Rev. D. "W. Heck
le has been engaged to- serve th<
church as pastor another year. A
committee composed of iMessrs. J
K. Allen, M. A. Watson, J. F
Payne, ' W. S. Logue and Jacl
Parkman had a conference Satui
day with committees from I Goo<
Hope and Chestnut Hill, churches th
three churches extending a. unan
mous call for another year. Rev
Mr. Heckle ia doing agoodwor
in that field.
Death of Mr. W. J. Huiet, One
of The Pioneer Citizens,
Building Boom Contin
Mrs. Boger and children, of
Manning, are spending this month
at the home of the former's father,
Capt. P. B. Waters.
Messrs. Howard Payne and Hugh
Mitchell have returned from a few
days visit to their friend, Mr. Peti
go Lowrey, near Chappells, S. C.
Mr. D. M. Dorn, of Parksville,
has been the guest of his sister,
Mrs. Jas. Dobey.
Mr. and Mrs. Koon, of Allendale,
are visitors at the home of Mr.
Misses Winifred Ped ri ck and
Mamie Smith have returned to
their homes in Gainsville, Fla.
Miss Luelle Norris has gone to
Southport, N. C., to spend some
Miss Winton Lott entertained in
a most delightful manner on last
Thursday evening in compliment to
her visitor, Miss Mertie Williamson,
of Leesville. .
Dr. G. B. Cromer lectured in the
Lutheran church on Sunday, his
subject being Christian Citizenship.
Mrs. Seigler and Miss^Mamie
Dill, of Bamberg, are guests of
Mrs. San di ver.
Mrs. Geo. Merchant, has gone to
Fountain Inn, to attend the bedside
of her mother, who. is quite ill.
Miss Conya Hardy was the suc
cessful competitor for the Winthrop
scholarship in the examination held
atEdgefield recently. Miss Hardy
won the scholarship last year.
Miss Irene Walker, of Georgia,
has arrived to visit Mrs. T. R. Den
Johnston is still on the building
boom. Mr. James Huiet is having a
modern dwelling erected on the
lot adjoining their home, and Mr.
M. R. Wright is having ? large two
story residence erected on the lot
he recently purchased. Contractor
M. T. Trimer will soon have the
work well.under way. *Mr. William
Toney who has contemplated build
ing in town and coming inj to re
side, has1 decided to go to North,
.S.' C., and-. bu?ld-his ;bome, ^whieh
contractor Turner, with his force,
will go down to begin at a later
Mrs. Albert Dozier who has been
sick with fever is able to be out.
Mr. Joe Jacobs is visiting the
family of his uncle, Mr. C. A. Aus
tin, in Augusta.
Mrs. William Toney and chil
dren have returned from a visit to
relatives at North, S. (J.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, and
Mr. A . P:. Padgett attended the
burial of the late Mr. W. J. Huiet.
Miss Sadie Cogburn, after spend
ing two months in Atlanta, arrived
on Thursday to stay until Septem
ber with Mrs. Mike Clark, after
which time she will go to Black
ville where she has been teaching
for several years in the graded
. Mr. W. J. Huiet died on Friday
morning about ll o'clock at his
home here. For some time he had
been in feeble health, and during
the last year his family feared he
would succumb at any time.
; Mr. Huiet was one of the first
n isidents of our town and was a
g aod citizen. In transactions he was
p rudent and upright, and was a
gireat advocate of the temperance
ca ouse, always using his influence to
pu;t down this dread evil. As a
fri .end to anyone, he was a friend
Wfcenin 18G1, South Carolina
cair.ediPfc^loyal sons to take up
arms, l^H^ not old enough to
respond OTH^? last year of thc war
he enlisted and served faithfully
until the close.
About 31 years ago he was mar
ried to Miss Mary Ann MimSj ol
Edgefield, and one son, Mr. James
Huiet, waiS given them. Although
he never united with any church,
some time ago, he expressed ar
abiding faith in his Lord, and re
gretted that- this assurance had nol
come to him in his early days.
The funeral services were con
ducted on Saturday morning at Mt
of Olives cemeterj', by Dr. C. E
Burts, of Edgefield, assisted bj
Rev. W. T. Hundly A Batesburg
Rev. Hundley is an old friend o?
the family and Iiis presence as wei
as the words he uttered were a com
fort to them.
The following acted as pall-bear
ers: Messrs. A. M. Nickerson, Joi
Jacobs, J. D. Bartley, Wm. Lei
Coleman, W. B. Cogburn and F
The Baptist church has grante<
Her. M. li. Lawson a vacation o
Mist Watkins, of Newberry, i
the guest of her aunt, Mrs. A. F
Misa Kat:: Simmons, of Sparta^
burg, arrived on Sunday to be wft
DR. MELL TO LEAVE.
Trustees of Clemson College Ac
cept Resignation of Dr.
Mell. Will Remain For
Special to The State.
Clemson College, Aug. 14-The
Clemson board of trustees adjourn
ed this morning after having been
in session since Thursday night. No
information as to the proceedings of
the board was obtainable until ad"
journment. In the matter of the
resignation of President P. H. Mell,
the board accepted the resignation,
but asked Dr. Mell to remain in
charge until a suitable successor
could be found.
For the purpose" of looking out for
a president, a committee, consisting
of Senator Tillman, Col. Alan John
stone and Hon. Richard I. Manning,
was appointed. The committee ap
pointed to wait on Dr. Mell early
this morning to confer with him as
to holding on for a short while con
sisted of Senator Tillman, Messrs.
J. E. Wannamaker and W. D.
Evans. Their letter to him says in
/'Fuller consideration of the en
vironment and a knowledge of your
own wishes have led us to arrange
for the severance of your connection
with the college. Wedesire to have
you continue in your office until
such time as we may be able to se
cure the services of your successor.
Therefore, we ask if it will be
agreeable to you to preside over the
college during the opening and un
til we can fill the vacancy in the
best possible manner."
Dr. Hell's Letter.
Dr. Mell has consented in a letter
to them as follows:
"I am perfectly willing to remain
in the office of president until
January 1st, if necessary, in order
that the board may have the largest
time to find a suitable man. I desire
you to convey to them that I have
a warm attachment for the college
and that my friendship for the in
stitution remains unabated."
The report of the committee to
revise the by-laws was unanimously
adopted. These laws are based up
on an outline submitted to the com
jnittee by J?r. MpU. upon request
and as adopted 'they contain in a
satisfactory way the three general
principles contended for by Dr.
Mell when he tendered his resigna
tion, namely, the nomination of offi
cers and members of the faculty
by the president, the administration
of the affairs of the college by the
president without interference and
the definition of the duties and au
thority of the commandant and the
president so that there will be no
conflict of these officers and that
the commandant will have charge
of discipline,' military instruction,
Wishes to Travel.
Dr. Mell now wishes to retire
from active college work and hence
under the circumstances he insisted
on the acceptance of his resignation,
Dr. Mell is upwards of 00 years old
and being in position to do so he
wishes to spend some years in trav
eling and writing in permanent fora
the scientific data accumulated ir
30 years of active work. Altogether
therefore, he deemed this the besl
time to get out of harness.
Prof. L. I. Knight, of Crowley
La., was elected associate professoi
of botany to succeed Dr. Shattuck
and an assistant for the preparatory
class was authorized, the presiden
to select the man.
No election of a director for th<
agricultural department was hele
and the president was asked to sub
mit a list of available and suitabli
men, thp board to elect at a callee
meeting before college opens in thi
A resolution was passed asking
the legislature to amend the schol
arship law so that the Clemson fae
ulty will selpjt the beneficiaries an<
so they must take agricultural o
textile courses. The age limit fo
entrance was raised from 16 to 1
years after this year so that the stu
dents will he more mature and bel
ter prepar -d.
A tract of 140 acres of land ad
joining the college property wa
A resolution was passed lookin
to the erection of a separate buile
ing for the work of the preparator
chiss in the future.
her sister, Miss Freddie Simmon
who is ill with fever at the home c
her brother Mr. Manning Simmon
Mesdames Mary Hamilton an
Alice Cox, left on Saturday for A
lanta, to visit the former's daughte
Mrs. Horace Black.
Mrs. M. E. Walker will leave tl
latter part of the week for Glen
Mr. Roland, of Newberry, is tl
guest of his daughter, Mrs. J. '.
Grand Educational Rally, and
Woodman- Barbecue. Mag- '
nificent Address, Dam
Inspection Tour. .
For the past two weeks Modoc
has been enjoying many good
things; things good for man, bodily,
mentally and spiritually. On the
fifth as foretold the Woodmen had
their barbecue, an excellent dinner
and three splendid speeches by Mes
srs. SA7earingen, Bell and Talbert.
The sp eakers were ably and beauti
fully in;roducedbyMr. H. M. Lah
Superintendent Swearingen's top
ic was "Education, the progress of
the public schools and more funds."
Dr. Bell spoke on "The brother
hood of Woodcraft," and Hon. Tal
bert on "Local ^ax." They were fine
and we hope ere long to have them "
with us again.
Rev. Hauser assisted Bro. "White
during the meeting. He was greatl
liked and seemed to do much good
Then; were four converted. In
farewell remarks he said Modoc w
on the upward grade and predict
for it a progressive, bright fu
The out-of-town visitors for tl
time have been Misses Bonnie and
Lena Tompkins, of Oakway, S. C.;
Mrs. Kendrix, of Georgia; Mrs.
Alene Reese, of Grovetown, Ga
Miss Sophia McDaniel, of
Hill, S. C.; Miss Pearl Dora, o
Evans, Ga.; Miss Mae Garris, o
Lincolnton, Ga.; Mr. Ree.se Mar-,
shall, of Appling Ga.; Mies Allene
and Mr. Linton Parks, of Augusta,
Ga., Miss Maud Ellis, of Due West;
Mr. Tillman Sharoton and Mrs. H.
E. Bunch, of Clark's Hill; Mrs.
Ben Lee Holston and children,' of
Mayor Dunbar and Mr
of Augusta, are on an inspec
tour to the dam. ;
Mr. J. 0. Marshall and Dr. Will.
Blackwell left Sunday morning for ;
Greenville, in company with Mr. .
John Shumate, who goes for the
final arrangements before coming
in possession of a large fortune left '
him by a brother of that city.
Messrs. Winchester. M?Danie'
Sr.,'and Warren McDaniel' spen
last week in south Georjg^y^iti.n
Mrs. Capers Holstein. .^|M^a8;'serr
some weeks" ago to I^^/right7
sanatavium is doing nicely. Her
friends hope soon to have her home
strong and well.
Some Plain Things About Farm
Good roads will make' the vehicles
Shallow cultivation now means ?
full crib next fall.
Next winter's feed depends on the
work you do now.
More crops from the same acreage
is the successful syetem.
Galvanized or cement water tanks
leak less than wooden ones.
Keep the cultivator going as long
as the crop needs attention.
Good drainage is absolutely nec
essary in building a good road.
It's better to water stock freely
on the farm than in Wall street.
The sheep h- properly call
ed the ani* .x with the golden hoof.
More .orne canning and less pure
food muckraking is what we need.
The best hay is cut before it is
too ripe and put in the barn before
it is too dry.
Too much of our so called co-op
eration means you help me and I'll
Paint has a two-fold mission-to
preserve the building and add beau
ty to the scene.
Every man who owns an automo
bile, a horse or a bicycle is interest
ed in good roads.
The highway and roadside are
usually a fair index of the people
living in the vicinity.
It's about time for another failure
of the cora crop. We have them
every year in some papers.
Alfalfa will help the dairy cow to
rejuvenate worn out land. It's good
for the soil and it's good for the
Money put into good labor-saving
tools is money well spent, but re
member the tools must be given
When a man is eager to use other
people's thoughts it's a safe guess
that he has some of his own that
are worth while.
Never paint when the surface is
damp. A heavy dew or mist is suf
ficient to stop work until the boards
are thoroughly dry.
It's a good plan to know some
thing about the weeds you. are fight
ing. You can conduct your cam
paign of extermination more effect
ively if you do.
The mower that is most musical
makes the least noise. It's one
thing to hear the hum of a well
kept machine and another to hear
the rattle of one that has been abus
ed.-Farmer's Union Sun.