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FOR THE FARMERS
RPRESENTATIVE LEVER HAS
GOVERNMENT EXPERTS BUSY
Elaborate Soil Surveys-Many Kinds
Identified, Capable of Growing
All Sorts of Crops-Great
Success of the Drug Farm
in rorence County.
Cumbia, July 16.-4Congressmbn
Lever, who was here today on his
way home from Bishopville, talked in
an interesting way to your correspon
dent about the new soil surveys be
ing made in his district by the new
ly created division of utilization of
soil. The experiments are being made
by Prof. Frank Bennet.t and three
other experts, the quartet working in
Heretofore these surveys have been
limited to find the type of the soil
in scattered sectionsof the state and
issuing bulletins on this information
with maps. Now not only the type
of the soil is being determined, but the
crop best adapted to the various typ
es is discovered to the farmer by act
ual experiment and the - fertilizer
that can be best and most economi
cally used is also determined.
"In Lee county we have already
discovered twelve distinct types of
soil," said Mr. Lever. "With this
information we will make a map of
the county pointing out where the
soils lie, and we will conduct 50 to
75 farms of a few acres each to de
monstrate the fertilizer and crop it
will be best to use.
"I told the Marlboro farmers, who
are uring 1,500 pounds of commercial
fertilizer to the acre, that I believed
that this state, which spends $5,000,
000 a year for commercial fertilizer,
more than any other state in the Un
ion uses, is wasting a third of this
fertilizer by using too much, and a
third more by shallow plowing.
"In my opinion the south has suf
fered more from politicians talking
demagogery and pessimism than from
all other sources. The farmer wants
to get the idea in his head that he has
got to work hard and intelligently and
with faith and confidence. The
Southern farmer has untold riches
in his grasp if he will but get down
to work and quit growling about his
Mr. Lever and the experts have or
ganized an improvement association
among the Lee county farmers, and
will organize similarly throughout his
district. Next September or Octob
er, when the crops are "laid by" he
will have representatives of all the
principal divisions of the agricultur
al department come to the state and
lecture to country meetings held in
the picnic style.
Speaking of the drug farm in Flor
ence county, which the government is
conducting in Congressman Ellerbe's
district, Mr. Lever said:
"It has been demonstrated by ac
tual experiment that $75 an acre can
be eleared on degitalis and belledon
na in that soil. This -government im
ports $16.000,000 worth of the drug
plants that are being successfully
raised in Florence, and the investiga
tions already made show that all that
this country demands can be grown
right here in South Carolina."
Two Sides of the Question.
The agent of a building did not
like the looks of the man who wanted
to rest the second floor flat, says. the
"We require the payment of the
rental monthly in advance, of course,''
" That will be all right," answered
the man. "The rooms suit me and I
am willing to pay a year in advance
"You don't object to music, per
baps'? There's a piano on the first
floor and a harp and zither on the
"We don't take renters who have
children, you know."
"We haveni't any. My family con
sists of my wife, myself andf a grown
"Also we require the best of refer
"Here they are."
The agent looked at them and hand
ed them back.
" They are all right. I'll have to let
you in. You are fortunate, Mr. Spon
doo, in getting the apartments-at this
time. By order of Mr. Hunks I have
had all the rooms thorough ",
"Does old Hunks own this build
"Certainly. As I was sain-"
"Great Scott! the only object I
hiave in moving is to get out of one
of old Hunks 's apartment houses. I
wouldn 't live here rent free! **No,
thanks I can find my way out without
An Impossible Task.
Alexander Graham Bell, the famous
inventor of the telephone, was dis
cussing flying machines, says the
Chicago Chronicle. Prof. Bell speaks
with authority on this subject. for
it is his tetrahedral kite that has giv
en the unit upon which flying ma
chines be proportioned, and Santos
Dumont's success has been due to his
observance of the principle first en
unciated by the great American
''We go very awkwardly about fly
ing' said Prof. Bell. "In all inven
tions the first steps are taken with
an awkardness that to later genera
tions seem ludicrously incredible. In
deed, at Ohe start we are like the two
men with the plank.
"One man asked another to help
him carry a long and heavy plank
home. Accordingly they stooped down
back. to back, took it up and, of
course, they couldn't make any pro
gress with it.
No go,' said the owner after a
while of balking. 'Turn round.'
They both turned round and were
face to face. With the plank on their
heads they stood in this posture, re
garding one another stolidly for some
time. Then the first man said dis
"'Leave the beggar down, Jack. No
two men can carry one plank. I'll
take her home myself.'''
A Fasbion From War.
When the neat man takes unto
himself a watch as thin as parchment
he little thinks that that thin watch
results from army regulations.
Up to the time of he Allies taking
Paris the ordinary watch was convex
in shalpe and called from its outline
a "turnip.'' The officers of the Rus
sian and other armies objected to this
because of a man on parade looking
untidy, whether it was carried in the
coat or the fob. Here in Paris, how
ver, they found that the watchmakers
of the Palsis Royal had contrived a
chronometer which got over the dif
Flat watches were the fashion in
Paris. The English when they ap
peared in the streets of the Fren,ch
capital marched in not in gala dress
such as the others wore, but in the
raiment which they had worn on
campaign. Great was the impression
which their habiliments created. But
they at once adopted the smart flat
watch and brought it back to England
for 'our own manufacturers to copy.
Wh,at Tree Would Have Said.
An alumnus of St. Stephen's col
lege sajid of t1e late Eishop George
''Bishop Seymour founded St. Ste
phen 's and we treasure here many
anecdotes about his weirdenship.
''The bishop was very fond of trees,
and one day, while walking with a
young lady, he pointed out to her
some of the fine trees in the neigh
borhood. She professed great inter
est and delight. She cried:
'' 'How, the noble aspect of beauti
ful trees stirs up the keenest emotions
oif :ba 9>':t.' Then, i Mh:rg a great
rough trunk, she went on. 'You sup
erb oak, what would you say to me if
you could talk?'
n'To hi;hop smiled.
'''I believe I can be his interpre
ter,' he murmured. 'He would proba
bly say, ''I beg your pardon, miss, I
am a beech.'''
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Schedules of passenger trains in
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berry, S. C.
No. 15 for Greenville .. .. 8.56 a. m.
No. 12 for Columbia .... 10 32 a. m.
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