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Crops That Convince
"We ?wfll convince yon that you can "increase your yields per acre" and you
wout have to keep it a Beeret, either. Bead what Messrs. Wherry & Son, of
the Magnolia Fruit Farm, Durant, Misa, write: "From two acres of straw
berries on which 1,000 pounds of
per acre were used, we cleared a profit of $7&.0O per acre more than the other li%
acres of btrawberrjes which had only BOO pounds of this fertilizer." Thus double
' the quantity of theBO fertilizers on each acre of any crop, and more than doubly
I_> "increaaa your yields per acre." Be sure you buy only Virginia-Carolina
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co.
I Feld er Weeks & Co,
Will Not Be Undersold.
Call on us and be convinced for yourself. You will have goods
priced cbeaoer to you than you have ever bad before. What 1 ad
vertise vou get. I am not in the habit of advertising one article
and selling you another. K <
Will have a sale for ten days, commencing today. Take the
opportunity and buy what you need. Come and get my
price and be convinced. Let me show you my line of goods.
Cheapest you have ever seen. It will pay aDy Lady to
visit my store before going elsewhere.
Don't forget when you want a Hat to come to me of course.
Felder Weeks & Co. the leading place for Millinery, Dress
Goods, Notions &c. Come one, Come all, see for your self
that-1 have the cheapest price of them all.
Remember thatl have Mrs. Geo. Fairy with me again this
season. She will be pleased to have her friends call. We
guarantee to show you the prettiest line of Ladies Hats you
have ever seen.
COME ON,E! COME ALL!
Felder Weeks & Co.
The Planet Jr., Two Horse Cultivator.
This is an ub to date implement that will save lab or and moDey It
is capable of a wide range o adjustments. One man works two
1 orses and cultivates ra> idly and thoroughly. - You can do level cul
tivation or throw the dirt to or from the plant. We will be glad to
hear from anybody interested in this class of work so that we can ex
plain more fully. "We also have the one horse cnltivators.
Arthur Hardware Co.,
[Hardware, Paint, Vehicles ant Implements.
St. Matthews and EHoree, S. C.
THE EDISTO SAVINGS BANK,
Orangeburg, @. C
surplus and undivided profit
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
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J. M. Oliver, T. C. Doyle, W. F. Fairey,
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This Bank has two departments, a Current and a Savings.
Interest is allowed in the Savings Department at the rate of one
per cent per quarter, payable on the n'rst days of January,
April, July and October.
Money saved is money made, and the way to save is to de
posit your money in the Savings Department and draw interest.
This Bank's absolute security is best attested by its Capital
Stock; its Surplus and by the character and standing of its Offi
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Accounts solicited, customers assured every accomodation,
consistent with sound banking. Money loaned on good security.
HPHREE YOKE OF OXEN FOR
1 sale. These oxen are well broken.
Apply to J. M. Robinson,
2-7-3* Woodford, S. C.
-I A 000 SOFT SHELL PECAN
? v. trees. Prices from !0c to 25c
according to agejand size.
Rowesville, S. C.
HOW TU GaOW CUJUS.
AS EVEiiPIilPIED BY MB. WIXi
He Obtained a Phenomenal Yield by
Proper Cultivation and Use
of Fertilizers. '
In the Hartsville County Messen
ger recently Mr. E. Mclver "William
son of Darlington County, gives to
the public a most valuable paper on
corn culture. In view of the fact
that the Southern Cotton Associa
tion at the last meeting held in New
Orleans adopted resolutions of vital
importance to the Southern farmers
among the most important #f which
was that urging the farmers to diver
sify their crops and to plant corn and
other grain crops sufficient at least
for home consumption. This article
on the subject of corn culture hv Mr.
Williamson Is all the more important
and interesting. Mr. Williamson
For a number of vears after I be
gan to farm I followed the old time
method of putting the fertilizer all
under the corn, planting on a level or
higher, six by thre feet, pushing the
plant frcm ehe start and making a
big stalk, hue the ears were, few and
frequently small. I planted much
oorn in the the spring and bought
much more corn the next spring, un
til finally I was driven to the conclu
sion that corn could not be made on
uplands in this section certainly
not by the old method except at.
* I did not give -?p however, for I
knew that the farmer who did not
make his own corn never had Bucceded
and never would, so I began to exper
iment. First, I planted lower, and
and the yield was better, but the
stalk was s 111 too large, so I discon
tinued altogether the application of
fertilizer before planting, and know
ing that all crops should be fertilized
at some time used mixed fertilizer as
aside application and applied the
more soluble nitrate of soda later,
being guided in this by the excellant
results obtained from ii_ use as a top
dressing for oats. Still the yield
though regular, was not large, and
the smallness of the stalk itself now
suggested that they should be planted
thicker in the drill. This was done
the next year with results so satisfac
tory that I continued from year to
year to increase the number of stalks
and the fertilizer, with which to
sustain them, also to apply nitrate of
soda at last plowing, and to lay by
earl" sowing peas broadcast. This
method steadily increased the yield
untilyear before last, (1904) with
corn eleven Inches apart in six foot
rows and 811 worth of fertilizer to
the acre, I made 83 bushels average
to the acre, several of my best
acres making as much as 125 bush
Last year, (1905) I followed the
same method, planting the first week
in April, 70 .acres which had produc
ed the year before 1000 pounds seed
cotton per acre. The land sandy up
land, somewhat rolling. Seasons
very unfavorable, owing to the tre,
mendous rains In May and the dry
and extremely hot weather later on.
From June 12th to July 12iih, the
time when it most needed moisture,
there was was 5-8 of an inch of rain
fall here; yet wi?h ?7.01, cost of fer
tilizer, my yield was 52 bushels per
acre. Bows were six feet and corn
sixteen inches in drill.
With this method, on land that will
ordinarily produce 1000 lbs of seed
?jr+ton with 800 pounds of fert lizer,
5o ocshels of corn per acre should be
made by ufdng 200 pounds of cotton
teed meal, 200 pounds of acid phosph
ate, and 400 pounds of Kalnit mixed
or their equivalent In other fertilizer,
and 125 pounds of nitrate of soda, all
to be used as side application as di
On land that will make a bale and
one half of cotton per acre when fer
tilized, a hundred bushels of corn
should be produced by doubhng the
amount of fertilizer above, except
that 800 pounds of nitrate of soda
should be used.
In each case there should be left on
the land in corn stalks, peas, vines
and roots, from $12 to $16 worth of
fertilizing material per acre, beside
the great benefit to the land from so
large an amount of vegetable matter.
The place of this in the permanent
improvement of land can never be
taken for commercial fertilizer, for it
is absolutely impossible to make lands
rlon as long as thev are lacking in
Land should be throughly and deep
ly broken for corn, and this Is bhe
time in a system of roatlon to deepen
the soil. Cotton requires a more com
pact soil than com, and while a deep
soil is essential to its best develop
ment, it will not produce as well on
loose open land, while corn does best
on land thoroughly broken. A deep
soil will not only produce more heavi
ly than a shallow soil with good sea
sons, but it will stand more wet as
well as more dry weather.?
In preparing for the corn crop,
land sbouid bs broken broadcast dur
ing the winter one fourth deeper than
it has been plowed before, or if much
vegetable matter is being turned
under, It may be broken one third
deeper. This is as muoh deepening
as land will usually stand in one year
and produce well, though It may be
continued each year, so long as much
dead vegatable matter is being turn
ed under. It may, however, be sub
soiled to any depth by following in
oottom of turn plow furrow, provided
no more of the sub soil than has been
directed, is turned up. Break with
two horse plow If possible, or better
with disc plow. With the latter, cot
ton stalks or corn stalks as lar^e as
we ever make, can be turned under
without having been chopped, and In
pea-vines it will not choke or drag.
Never plow land when It Is wet, if
you expect ever to have any use for it
Bed with turn plow In six foot rows,
leaving five inch Dalk. When ready
to plant, break ?bis out with scooter,
following in bottom of this furrow
with Dixie plow, wing taken cfiV
Bidge then on this furrow with same
plow going deep. Bun corn planter
on this ridge, dropping one grain
every five or six inches. Plant early,
as tojn as frost dagger is past say first
seasonable spell after March 15,h, in
this section. Especially is early plant
ing necessary on very rich lands where
stalks cannot otherwise be prevented
from growing too large. Givt, first
working with harrow or any plow that
will Dot cover the piant. For second
working, use ten or twelve inch sweep
on both sides of coro, whloh should
dow be about eight inches high. Thin
after this working. It is nuc neces
sary that the plants should be left all
the* same distance apart, if the right
number remain to each yard of row.
Corn should not be worked again
until the growth has been so retarded
and the stalk so hardened that it will
never grow too large. This is the most
difficult point in the whole process.
Experience and judgment are required
Co know just how much the stalk
should be stunted, and plenty of
nerve is required to hold back
your corn when your neighbors,
who fertilized at planting time and
cultivated rapidly, have corn twice
the size of yours. (They are having
their fun now. Yours will come at
harvest time) The richer the land
the more necessary it is that stunting
process should be throughly done.
When your are convinced that your
corn bcs been sufficiently humilated,
you may begin to make the ear. It
should be from twelve to eighteen in
ches high, and look worse than you
have ever had any corn look before.
Pot half your mixed ferbillzjrs,
(this being the first used at all) in the
old sweep furrow on both sides of every
other middle and cover by ? breaking
out this middle with turn plow. About
one week later treat the other middle
the same way. Wltbin a few days side
corn in first middle with sixteen inch
sweep. Put all your nitrate of soda in
this furrow, if less than 150 pounds.
If more, use one-half of it now. Cuver
with one furrow of tum plow, then
sow peas in this middle broadcast at
the rate of at least one bushel to the
acre and finish breaking out.
In a few days side corn in other
middle with same sweep, put balance;
of nitrate of soda in this furrow if it:
has been divided, cover with turn j
plow, sow peas, and break out. This |
lays by your crop with a good bed and
plenty of dirt around your stalk. This
should be from June 10th to 20th, un,
less season is very late, and corn should
oe hardly bunching for tassel.
Lay by early. More corn is ruined
by late plowing than by lack of plow
ing. This Is when the ear is hurt.'
The good rains after laying by should
maklDg you a good crop of corn, and
It will certainly make with much less
rain than if pushed and fertilizers In
the old way.
The stalks thus raised are very
small, and do not require any thing
like the moisture even in proportion
to size, that is necessary for large sap
py stalks. This mav, therefore, be
left much thicker injthe .row. This
is no new process. It has long been
a custom to cut back vines and trees
in order to lnorease the yelld and
quality to fruit, and so long as you
do not hold back your corn, it #ill go,
Uke mine so long went, aU to stalk.
Do not be discouraged by the looks
of your,corn daring the process of
cultivation. It will yield out of all
proportion to its appearance. Large
stalks cannot make large yields, ex
cept w extremely favorable sea
sons, fbv joy cannot stand a lack of
moisture. Early applications of ma*
nure go to make large stalks, which
you do not want, and the plant food
is all thus used up before the ear,
which you 'do want, is made. Tall
stalks, not only will not produce well
themselves, but will not allow you to
make the pea vines, so necessary to
tho improvement of land. Corn raised
by this method should never grow
over 7} feet high, and the ear should
be near to the ground.
I consider the final application of
nitrate of soda an essential poiDt In
thia ear making process. It should
always be applied at last plowing and
unmixed with other fertilizers.
I am satisfied with one ear to the
stalk, unless a prolific variety is
planted, and leave a hundred stalks
?JLV KJ ?X >.V Ji. id It^VUl
for every bushel that) I expect tr
make I ?nd the six foot row the easi
est to cultivate without ir juring the
corn. For ?fty bushels to toe acre, I
leave It sixteen Inches apart; for sev
enty-five bushels to the acre, 12 in.het
apart, and for one huudred bushels
eight inobes apart. Oorn should be
Llmted from f.mr to six inches below
the level, and laid by from four to six
Inches above. No hoeing should be
necessary, and middles may be kept
clean until time to break out, by uhIuk
harrow or by running one shovel fur
row in center of middle and b.d tin),
on that, with one or more rounds of
I would advise only a few acre&
tried by this method the first year, 01
until you are familiar with its apphca
tion. Especially is it hard, at first,
to fully carry out the stunting proces
where a whole crop 1b Involved, anr
this Is the absolutely essential part 01
This method I have applied or s*ei
applied, successfully, to all kinds < 1
land in this section except wet land
and moist bottoms, and I am conti
dent it can be made of great bent fi.
throughout the entire South.
In the middle West, where corn i
bo prolific and profitable, and where,
unfortunately for us, so much of our
i-as been produced, the stalk does not
naturally grow large. As we com
South its size increases, at the ex
pense of the ear, until in Cuba an<
Mexico It is nearly til stalk (//ltnes
The purpose of this method is tc
eliminate this tendency ef corn t.
overgrowth at the expense of yield,
in this Southern climate.
By this method I have made mj
corn crop more profitable than mj
cotton crop, and my neighbors anc
friends who have, without ext:i ption.
derived great benefit therefrom.
Plane your own seed. I would noi
advise a change t)f seed and method
the same year, as you will not knov
from which* you have derived ttu
benefit. 1 have used three varities,
all have done well. . I have never usec
this method for late planting. In
fact, I do not advise the late planting
of corn; unless it be necessary for cold
The increased cost of labor and
the high price of all material anc
land, are rapidly making farming un
profitable, except to those who are
getting from one acre, what the*
formerly got from two. We must
make out lands richer by plowing
deep, planting peas and other legumes,
manuring them with acid phosbate
and potash, which are relatively obaap
and returning to the soil the result
ant vegetable matter rich in humu?
and expensive nitorgen. The needs ol
our soils are suoh that the South can
never reap the full measure of proper
ty that should be hers, until this lb
I give this methods as a farmer tc
the farmers of the South, trusting
that thereby they may be benefittec
as I have been.
E. McIver Williamson.
Jos. Dixon, Julius Dozier, practical
It's sound sense thau we tell you.
Your work costs less dollars and it
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You do more painting with one gal
lon of L. & M. than with two gallons
of other paints and the L. & M. Zinc
hardens the L. & M. White Lead and
makes the L. & M. Paint wear like
4 gallons L. & M. mixed with 3 gal
Ions Linseed Oil will paints moderate
L.' & M costs o -ly 81 20 per gallon
A. T. Terrel, Rlverhead, N. Y.
Writes. " 16 years ago painted
with L. & M. Only now requires re
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Furniture is up, an advance of
ten per cent having gone into ef=
feet January first.
Our prices are not affected
because we knew the rise was
coming and bought heavily to
protect our trade.
We can always save you
money. Remember we have
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Fits of depression or restlessness and
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minute weeps; pain in the abdominal
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tendency to cry at the lea^fc provoca
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Nothing will relieve this distressing
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A car of the famous Wrenn
buggies. Also a car of splen
did wagons. At my new de
pository you will find a com
plete line of up-to-date bug
gies, carriages, phaetons/sur
ries, wagons, harness, saddles
and everything in the buggy
line. The Studebaker wagon,
tbe best on the market, a
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Application for Appointment of Guardain.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN i
that the undersigned will make j
application to the Honorable Charles
!G.Dantzler, Judge of the First Cir
cuit, at his Chambers in the Citycf
Orangeburg. S. U., on the 23rd day of
February, or as soon thereafter as the
undersigned can be heard, for an order |
appointing Robert E.Copes. Judge uf
Probate for the County of Or-nge
burg, as public^guardain of the estate
of Emma Ola Reed, infant of the age
of nine years; said minor beimr entit
led to certain insurance on the life of
her father, Benjamin F. Reed, deceas
d. and being further entitled to the
[ estate of her said father after tbe set
uement of his debts; said estate will j
amount in the aggregate to about!
That the said minor has no general j
or testameotary guardian, and this]
application is made for the reason
that no bt, competent and responsible
person can be found who is willing to
assume such guardianship.
That a petition, duly verified, has
been filed, settingforth the above
facts W. D. Reed,
Feb. 2,1906. G. B. Cittkell,
Administrators for the Estate of B.
Strongest in the World.
Every year that you carry an Equitable Policj
it becomes more valuable? becomes not
only a protection to family and business
interests, but an :.ctual asset, upon which
you can borrow money?or that you can
turn in for nctual cash.
But it isn't everybody can
get an EquiUiblo Policy.
JAS. W. ZEIGLER,
Special Agent, Orargeburg. S. C.
THE BANK OF SPRINGFIFLD
SPRINGFIELD, S. C.
L. M. Mims, Pres. Jno. McB. Bhjjj. V. P.
j. B. Smith, Cashier.
Began Business Aup. 3. 1903.
Paid up Capital $20,000.00.
Directors.?L. M. Mima, Jno. McB. Bean
4. A. Odom, L. B. Fulmer J. W. Jumper, T.
L. Gleaton, W. P. Hutto, O. C. Salley, J. A,
We are just entering our third year's work,
with everything moving along satisfactory.
Tue bubini-bb of this bank iu conducted on
sotuid and conservative principles, with am
plo resources, courterous treatment, buperior
service. We invite you to cume anu see u?,
wit ha view to business.
Our savings department is still growing
Put You/ Surplus where it will bp secure
Office Second story Edisto Building,
Orangeburg, S. C. .j
Office hours 8 a. m. 6 p. in.
The office of County Treasurer wik
be open on the 15th day of October
1905, for the collection of taxes as for
Ordinary County.21 mills
County Road.1 mills
. Total.12i mills
With the following specials:
School District No 4.3 mills
School Dirvtriet No 5.2 mills
School District No 7. 2 mills
School District No 8........3 mills b d
School District No 8.2 mills h d>
School District No 10.2 mills
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School District No 12.2 mills
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School District No 18.3 mills b -i
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School District No 20.4 mills
Schcol District No 22.2 mills
School District No 26.3 mills b 1
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School District No 27.1 mill
School District No 28.3 mills
School District N? 34.3 mills
School district No 36.?2 mil's b fl
School district No 36.3 mills, b d,
Sch> ol district No 37.2 mills
School pistrict No 38.2 mills
School District No 40.2 mills
?chool district No 41.3 mills
School district No 42.2 mWa
School District No 43 . . 3 mills
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School district No 47.3 mills
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School d istrict No 65.2 mills b 3
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School disfrictNo66.4 mills
Scfiool district No 67.4 mills bd
School district No 67.2 mills D d
School district No 68.2 mills
School district No 70.4 mills 0 o>
School district No 70.2 mills r d
School district No 71.3 mills
School district No 74.3 mills
School District No 75.2 mills
School District No 78.3?mills
School District No 83.3 mills
Oct. 4th, 1905. A. D. Fair
Treasurer Orangeburg (Jountv
Two Important Things
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1. Is the dealer reliable? "
2. Has be a good stock to se
otje ans web. 1
1. We have been estab
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ty-four years, and in that
time have sold watches to
thousands of her citizens.
1 We think we have built up, a
reputation for honest deal
ing. Ask Your Neighbor.
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There is no better in the
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whether you buy or not.
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COLUMBIA, S. C.
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CAPITAL STOCK $30,000.
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I. S. Ilarley. W. L. Mosele?
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L W. Bowman, L. E. Riley,
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We announce with pleasure to out
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Our Bank is supplied with Flreproci
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Farm For Sale.
FOR SALE A FARM OF TW
hundred acres, about seventy-fi''C
acres cleared land, with good dwelhrg
and out houses. The farm 19 1.1
Hampton County, one mile from Cum
mi rips Station on the i'ort Royal an 1
Augusta Railroad. For further lo
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ll-l-3mos. Onnp-pv,iri' * (
Drs. Perryclear & Sifley
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address: John B. Palmer & Son
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