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Release Week of March 10.
TEST YOUR SEED CORN'
Make Sure of a Good Stand
Clemson College.-'This is the time
of the year to test seed corn for ger
mination. The importan.ee of testing
seed corn cannot be over estimated,
for it means a good stand of corn and
a good stand of corn means a g?od
yield of corn.
One of the best and most reliable
ways of testing seed corn is with the
germination box. Any farmer can
make cheaply his own box. It may
be any size to suit the needs of che
individual. The sides should be made
of 2x4 timbers; the bottom, of any
convenient material. A box the size
suggested here will test two hundred
ears at one time, enough seed to
plant about sixteen acres. It usually
requires about 12 ears to plant an
1. Make a box 4S inches long, 2S
inches wide, and 4 or 5 inches deep.
2. Procure a good piece of muslin
one inch larger each way than the
3. Mark this muslin with heavy
line? into squares 2 inches. Leave a
margin of 4 inches between the out
side row of squares and the edge of
4. Begin at the left of the upper
row of squares (top row first) and
number the squares to the right.
The squares down the left hand sid?
will then be numbered 1, 21, 41, 61,
5. Place lJ/2 bushels of sawdust or
old chaff in a sack and soak well in
warm water (at least two hours).
G. Drain and afterwards press sur
plus water out of sawdust.
7. Place about 2 inches of sawdust
in the box and press firm and smooth
with a brick.
S. Place marked muslin on this
sawdust and tack to box around edge.
9. Prepare another piece of mus
lin 2 inches shorter each way than
tue one marked.
10. Secure another piece of any
coarse, strong cloth twice as long
each way as one mentioned in 9.
11. Number the ears of corn to
he tested from 1 to 200. Use tag in
butt of ear fastened by pin or shingle
mail. Preserve the identity of the ear
until the test is complete.
12. Remove G kernels from each
ear as follows; two about 12 inches
from the butt ofear; two about mid
dle; two about 2 inches from tip.
13. Place the kernels from ear No.
1 in square No. 1 ; from ear No. 2 in
square No. 2. etc., putting germ side
of kernels up and tips all pointing
toward rowi of squares with lower
14. "Wet amato sheets of muslin, as
made in No. 8, and plaee over kernels
to hold in placo.
15. Place a large sheet of cloth as
made in No. 10 over this.
16. Put about 2 inches ofcjgft?' ww
dust on this, press firm, and fold edges
of cloth over bo cover sawdust.
17. Keep from freezing. If kept
warm, sprouts should be long enough
in*7 or 8 days.
18. Open by rolling the- cloth con
taining the sawdust; then taking off
the loose cloth carefully, not disturb
ing the kernels.
Reading the Test. -
19. Do not read until ?prouts are
at least 2 inches long.
20. If all the six kernels grow well,
?the ear is considered "strong."
21. If the sprouts are weak, call
that a "weak" ?ar.
22. If two or more kernels do not
grow, call it a "bad" ear.
23. All but strong ears should be
rejected for seed. Have all sawdust
and cloth thoroughly wet. If warm
water is used, it will promote early
growth. If sawdust and cloths are
to be used repeatedly, thoroughly
scald to destroy mold.
PREVENT SWEET POTATO ROTS.
Increase Production, Decrease Loss.
Clemson College.-Sweet potato rots
take a toll from two to four million
dollars every year from South Caro
lina, and as the time approaches for
bedding, the way in which some of the
more troublesome of these diseases
get into the field should be kept in
Black rot, foot-rot. and scurf live
over winter on the potatoes in storage.
"When potatoes affected with these
troubles are used for seed, the dis
eases get on the sprouts and are car
ried directly to the field. Seed pota
toes should therefore be carefully se
lected and no tuber used whose sur
face shows any sign-at .all of black
ened or discolored areas.
These diseases also live over from
one season to the next in the old beds.
The potatoes should therefore be bed
ded each year in a new place where
potatoes have never been grown or
These diseases are so common that
it is almost impossible to secure pota
toes entirely free from all of them.
Therefore, it is well to soak the tubers
30 minutes in a solution of formaline
made by adding one pint of formaline
to 30 gallons of water. This treat
ment, which will destroy any disease
germs which happen to be on the sur
face of the potatoes, can be made at
any time before planting, provided the
potatoes are allowed to ?7 and are
stored in bags or bins which have
been similarly treated.
By selecting and treating your seed
potatoes you can increase your pro
duction and at the ?ame time make
the potatoes keep better next winter.
The Edgefield Mercantile Company
announces that it has on hand a
large stock of the BEST BRANDS
of MIXED FERTILIZERS-16 Per
Cent Acid Phosphate, Cotton Seed
Meal, Nitrate of Soda for Grain.
MR, R. C. PADGETT or MR. A. E. PADGETT
The More Yon Use Your Car
The More You Need Good Tires
Your car's usefulness is increasing every day.
It is becoming more and mere of a real necessity
to you-both in your business and home life.
For that very reason you need good tires, now,
more than ever.
The out-and-out d*i^?4<?*Mi?*** -?~
tremendous a demand for United States Tires in
times of war is just as desirable today.
It reduces tire troubles to the vanishing point
multiplying the usefulness of your car and putting
the cost of operation on a real thrift basis.
United States 'Nobby*, 'Chain', 'Usco\and 'Plain*
are the most popular fabric tires built. They have
all the strength and stamina our years of experience
have taught us to put into tires.
There is also the United States 'Royal Cord*,
the finest -ur built for passenger car use.
Our nearest Sales and Service Depot deader has
exactly the treads you need for your car and the
roads you travel.
He will gladly help you pick them out.
are Good Tires
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
Distributors of Marathon Tires and Tubes. None better, but our price
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See our representative, C. E. May.
For Nineteen and Nineteen
We desire to notify our farmer friends that we are
ready to supply their fertilizer needs. We have ready
for delivery reliable brands of fertilizers that hive been
tested for years hy farmers of this county, and have
over and over again proven their merit.
Besides the mixed goods, we carry a large stock of
meal and acid phosphate for mixing any formula you
desire at home.
Come in to see us and get our prices before you make
your fertilizer contracts for 1919.
tual Insurance Asso
Property Insured $4,26?.,300.
WRITE OR CALL on the under
signed for any information you maj
desire about our plan of insurance.
We insure your property against
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared tc
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our Association is now licensed I
to write Insurance in the countie?
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Edgefield, Laurens, Saluda,
Richland, Lexington, Calhoun and
The officers are: Gen. J. Frasei
Lyon, President, Columbia S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, SI. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J. Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S .C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
February 1st, 1919.
Buy War Saving
? you can't see.
Then see me.
Geo. F. Minis,
Edgefield, S. C.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
All persons indebted to the Es
tate of Mrs. Eleanor S. Ivey-late
of said county and state-are hereby
requested to make payment of the
same to Messrs. Sheppard Bros., at
Edgefield, C. H., S. C.; and all per
sons who hold claims against the said
estate are requested to present the
same duly attested to my said at
Mrs. Eleanor I. Schnei,',
?RRETT & COMPANY
Large Stock of
Jewelry to Select From
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store
when in Augusta. We have the largest stock of
of.'all kinds that we have ever shown. It will be a pleasure to show
you through our stock. Every department is constantly replenished
with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our repairing department, which has
every improvement. Your watch or clcck made as good as new.
Work ready for delivery in a short time.
A. J. Renkl
980 Broad St.
TVTEVER before, in the history ol the country, have farra pro
"*"^ ducts brought such high prices. And the successful fanner
will reap the benefit in bigger profits! Naturally the larger the
Crop, the greater will your profit be; hence it is essential that you
make each acre of laud produce its utmost. For prize crops of
cotton, corn, truck-use Planters Fertilizer. 00 to 95 bushels of
corn-1 to 2 bales of cotton per acre are records established
through use of this reputable Fertilizer on ?Southern farms.
Doubles Your Yield
For many years Planters Fertilizer has been the preference of the
South's most successful farmers, because it has made it possible to
produce bigger, better crops. Make every acre count this year
GET RESULTS THAT WILL PLEASE YOU. Consult oui
A?rent for Free Advice, Information and Prices-or write us di
rect-TODAY. It means dollars to you.
Planters Fertilizer & Phosphate Co.
har'estom, South aro iira