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Hon. J. Wm. Thurmond Wi
Timely Article on Food
Ediior Edgefield Advertiser:
The message to the people of
South from Secretary of Agri
ture, Mr. Houston, has, certaii
been universally delivered by mi
of newspapers and prepared)
committees. The people of
I State must now realize the abso
necessity of growiusr their fi
stuffs at home, and I believe
same conclusion has been reac
by the peoole of the other South
It is generally accepted that gi
crops of grain should be growr
the South this year, and that
triotism so requires, and it has lc
been acknowledged that unpatr:
ism is about the only imperfect
in a man that is unforgivable,
is a lamentable fact that many
our people have never learned
grow grain, especially corn, succe
fully, and no doubt, many of th
would at this time like to have 1
? method of some practical, succe
ful corn grower; hence, I visil
Mr. B. R. Smith, Johnston, S.
R. F. D., recently, and seem
from him a method he advises f
mers to adopt and it is herew
pummitted. I am confident tl
Mr. Smith has made more moi:
out of land per acre growing cott
and grain than any other man
have ever personally known. ?
Smith cleared more than One Thc
sand Dollars to the horse in 19]
on his five horse farm, over a
above supporting his family a
paying all of their expenses ai
did considerably better last year,
I am informed; therefore, at tl
.critical time, I think the people
this section should have his advi
on growing corn. Prior to the ps
Bage of the War Resolution by t
Congress and the Proclamation
War by our wise and great Pre:
dent, the people of this country hi
the right to express their opinio;
.against a war with Germany, b
since the passage of said War Re
olution and the Proclamation of tl
President pursuant thereto, it is tl
imperative duty of all persons pr?
tected by the American Flag I
?cease imposing upoD Americai
their anti-war sentiment. The d
is cast, and our entire population <
whatever religious or political fait
or nationality, should cement int
one party in the support of Pres
dent Wilson for humanity and d
mocracy and for the enforcement c
international law and to gu?rante
a long word peace, which grei
achievements can only be consun
mated by a glorious victory again!
the imperial German governmen
Let every citizen perform some pt
triotic service this year in behalf c
America, for the promotion ot bc
laudable purposes in this raoraen
J. Wm. Thurmond.
Bob Smith's Method of Growing Corn.
Break land thoroughly. In cia.
break with subsoil if convenient, i
not with some small plow as deepi,
as possible, then re-break with hal
shovel close. Use harrow if necet
sary. With ?ix inch round shove
run deep, lay off rows five feet wide
Mix four hundred pounds 16 pe
cent Acid Phosphate with 100 lbs
of Blood and apply as hereinafte
directed per acre. If Blood canno
be secured, use other ammonia hav
ing similar analysis. Apply 20(
pounds of the mixed fertilizer to lin
acre in this furrow. Drop corr
from 18 to 20 inches in the drill
cover with a double foot plow if ac
cessible. Ten days after corn come:
up run on each side of it with bit
sweep. Ten days later run on each
side a few inches from the con
with a guano distributor applying
the balance of guano (300 pounds
to the acre and plow every otbei
middle after fertilizer is distributer
immediately with long half shovels
running the furrow near enough tc
corn to sprinkle a little dirt aboul
it and plow out the middle at this
time thoroughly with half shovel.
Ten days later plow out the other
middle in the same way. It is pre
ferable that the second application
.of fertilizer be sufficiently covered
to protect it from the sun on the
side where the middle is not plowed
but the distribute* may do this.
Ten days later plow out the old
middle with a sweep, running the
furrrows with a 16 inch sweep, the
other furiows to be run with a 24
inch to a 28 inch sweep, aud if soda
is to be applied, 50 pounds to the
acre should be put on at this time
and covered with said big sweep.
Ten days later treat the other mid
dle likewise, and if you mean to use
100 pounds of soda to the acre then
apply the other 50 pounds. You
will find the soda a good invest
ment, but don't apply when the
land is very dry. It should be ap
plied the second time when the corn
begins to tassel, and at this stage
you should stop plowing. If for
any reason soda cannot be applied
at this stage, scatter over middle
when moisture is in soil, and leave
uncovered. It is very dangerous
to plow corn in hot weather and it
is preferable to lay by too soon
than to plow too late- The routs
of the com should never be broken.
IF POSSIBLE TO AVOID IT.
This method contemplates planting
corn in a deep furrow on land bro
ken on a level, which I regard as a
better way to plant corn late in the
season, than to bed and plant in the
water furrow. This method should
yield from forty to fifty bushels of
corn to the acre. Tf corn is planted
and properly worked it is a very
easy crop to make. I average about
fifty bushels to the acre, and seldom
less; however, some years I make as
high as seventy five bushels to the
acre on whole crop, but you waste
time and money if you do not pre
pare and cultivate propprly. I find
it an easy matter to make big crops
of corn and have never failed, and
I sell nearly half I make. O? course
I raise all the meat that is consum
ed on my whole farm. Cow peas
should be sown in each corn middle
as it is laid by- Too much empha
sis cannot be given to sowing the
land to peas, and the most economi
cal way to build up the latid is to
turn under the vines, after saving a
sufficiency for home use. Last year
was my first, experience with velvet
beans, and I suppose I made about
10 busked to the acre, though they
were not measured; but I am con
vinced that it is a great crop for
stock feed, and have every reason
to believe that it is fine for improv
ing land, however, like all other
vegetation it does best on fertile
land. Peas should not be neglect
ed for velvet beans, but both should
be put in the same field with corn,
the beans on the row and the peas
in the middle.
I own 191 acre3 of land which
cost me at an average of ?21.50 per
acre about 14 years ago. Work
only five horses, two with wage
bands and three with croppers,
Usually I sow about 50 acres of
grain, 40 to oats and 10 to wheat.
Last year my wheat averaged 33 ?
bushels to the acre and I don't think
my oats averaged any more, the
season having been unfavorable for
oats, but ordinarily I make about
50 bushels of oats to the acre.
1. Break land deep and pulva
2. When corn is planted late
apply 1-3 mixed fertilizer at time
of planting, other mixed fertilizer
at second plowing.
3. Don't break the corn foots
anymore than necessary in the culti
vation, better to break now and
when laid by the corn should be
slightly lower than the middles
4. The more fertilizer of right
formula you apply judiciously in
reason the more corn you will make,
but be careful to avoid too much
ammonia in early growth.
5. Corn planted 15th to 20th
May, ordinarily gets more rain
when needed than if planted at any
other time, although I plant early
6. Stop plowing when corn be
gins to tassel.
7. Keep down grass and weeds
with cultivators and use hoes as
little as possible.
Resolutions on the Death of Mr.
J. B. Pardue.
Whereas, God in His wisdom,
who doeth all things well, has seen
tit to remove by death from among
us our dearly beloved brother, J. B.
When the Pleasant Lane Camp
of the W. O. W. was organized
Bro. J. B. Pardue was made a char
ter member. He was ever loyal to
the fraternity, and unless Providen
tially hindered attended all meet
ings of our camp. He performed
all duties, which were many, im
posed upon him. He tilled with
marked ability the varioiiB offices of
camp to which he was elected.
Bro. Pardue on account of his
reservedness was known and appre
ciated best by his family and near
est neighbors. He was a faithful
husband, a loving father and a kind
neighbor, putting his trust in God.
What better could be said of any
While he has passed into eternity,
and is now roaming in a forest with
its foliage so brilliant that it is be
yond our mortal conception, he will
ever be remembered by those who
roamed with him in the forest where
our camp is located; therefore
Resolved, That in the death of
our brother our order has lost a
valued member. On account of
said loss we bow our heads in hum
2d. That we extend to his be
reaved family our unanimous heart
3rd, That, a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to his family and to
The Edgefield Advertiser for publi
cation. Also, that la page in the
minute book of our camp be dedi
cated to his memory.
W. A. Strom,
Th os. A. Williams,
C. H. B. Williams,
Savs Hard Attack
TELLS OF AWFUL FIVE
WEEKS HER DAUGHTER
SPENT-REM ARK ABLE
MOTHER SAYS YOUNG GREENVILLE
WOMAN SE KM S NONI-: THE
WORSE FOE HEU
"A severe kind of rheumatism
suddenly attacked my daughter last
August and she had to stay in bed
or in a rocking chair for five weeks.
She had an awful pain in the back
of her neck, around her shoulders
and across her back," said Mrs. Nan
nie Alexander, of 36 Ninth St.,
Sampson, Greenville, as she began
on March 21st to tell of the re
markable results Tanlac gave her
daughter. "She was so nervous
she would jump at the least noise.
Often she cried out during the
night and seldom cid she get a
good night's rest. From the time
the rheumatism attacked her until
she began taking Tanlac, she did
not get a single good night's sleep.
"She had no appetite and also
suffered a great deal with indiges
tion. She was under treatment for
a good while but the medicine seem
ed to do her good.
"But in a week after she had be
gan taking Tanlac, she had been
made a different woman, and now
she is in fine health. The Tanlac re
stored her appetite, she is not
troubled with with indigestion now,
and those rheumatic pains have left
her, She improved wonderfully
after she began taking Tanlac. It
I certainly is the finest medicine I
j know of for rheumatism, and she
I is back at work now. Tanlac is
responsible for her being able to
work now, and her income stops
when she stops WOTK. She is so
thankful for what Tanlac did
for her, and we all recommend it
as the best remedy we know of."
Tanlac, the Master Medicine, is
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein,
Cold Springs, ll Ernest Qnarles.
Edgefield, R F D No 2, J. H.
Johnston, johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G C McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J W Bracknell
Plum Branch, R F D No 2, E P
Winn & Bro.
Trenton. G W Wise.
Programme of Memorial Day
Exercises, May 10.
Hon. B. E. Nicholson presiding.
Song, "Dixie," by Mart Gary Chap
ter, C. of C.
Invocation, Rev. E. C. Bailey.
Song, "Bring Flowers," Miss Hor
tensia Woodson with Isabelle Byrd,
Mary Marsh, Eleanor Mims, Mae Rives
and Gladys Lawton.
Scripture, Rev. A. L. Guuter.
Song, with violin obligato, "Carry
Me Back to Old Virginny," Mrs. R. G.
Shannonhouse and Miss R?sela Parker.
Introduction of speaker by Ex-Gov.
J. C. Sheppard.
Memorial address, Rev. Carter Helm
Jones, D. D.
Song, "America," by audience.
Benediction, Rev. R. G. Shannon
Meeting of the Sec ond Division
at Rehoboth May 6, 1917.
The following is the program of
the meeting of the second division
of the Woman's Missionary Union:
Devotions-Mrs. A. B. Young.
Response-Mrs. T. B. Culbreath.
Roll call jf societies-each making
a verbal report-W. M. U., Y.
W. A., and Sunbeams from
the following churches: Anti
och, Ebenezer, Hardys, Horns'
Creek, Republican, Red Hill,
Report of Division President-Mrs.
Resume of Associational work
Mrs. J. L. M i ms.
Report of Institute at Greenwood
Mrs. W. O. Whatley and
others who attended.
Y. W. A. Work-Miss Emmie
Music- Recess- Hour for din
Demonstration Excuses conquered
Led by Mrs. Mamie Tillman.
Shall We let our Division Fail in
Reaching the Standard-Mrs.
W. J. Gaines.
FCR SALE: 100 Bushels of peas,
also pure White Leghorn eggs fe
hatching, 75 cents for 15. L. C.
Parker & Co.
Now that hot weather has come in earnest, and you find that you
haven't enough of summer underwear for the boys, be sure to see
our sale of
Boys' Underwear in the Show Window at
15e. the Garment
This is a sale of rare values now that this material has advanced
considerable of lately.
Values Up to 30c. and 35c. in this Sale
We have decided to run the Slipper Sale for a week longer, and to
sive our less fortunate customers a chance at this remarkable sale
of values in Slippers at
$1.39 the Pair-Values Up to $4.00
Something doing now that the price of leather has wings.
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