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mauo' his wonderful
im? more than the corn
man had stated the com
the thin up-lands would
60 to 100 bushels of
e at a cost of 30 to 40
labor he would have
eemed a harmicHS lunatic. That
s *hat a few parties are now doing.
Nfttt year there will be ten farmers
trying the same plan to one who is
trying it this year. In making large
jps of any thing the seasons have to'
nto consideration. Excessive
>ng droughts will cut off crops.
Jn two or three articles to
Jtho Williamson method of
n and to rcpublish his plans
roper time. Somo farmers
*now more than Williamson
or farmer who have suc
tlv that plan, consequently
rows 4 to 5 feet wide in
k. Then they say it is bet
kc the first application of
dien the corn is planted so
it forward. There are errors
better on ordinary upland, that ]
ike without manure of any sort,
hels of corn, to get 2001
ri three acres, or plant 151
et the same amount.?
ore profable to apply $501
/i? ' fertilizer to three acres and
80 bushels to the acre, or |
ly the same fertilizer to the 15
.add make 16 to 20 bushels to the ]
et it rcr
better to make an abundant
? on a few acres, or a scanty
iree times as many?
better to make an abundant
cry large yields, or to wear it
careless cultivation and give
Consider these questions and give
jieed to the advantages of
TIIF. WILLIAMSON PLAN.
^u In the first place thorough prepar
ations is required. If the top soil is
shallow with little humus in it, prepare
by breaking two or three inches of the
clay and mixing with the soil. That
preparatory work may be done at once
* before cotton opens where tl re is
stubble land with no peas on the same.
^ Turn the land and follow with a sub
soiler. Harrow occasionally, if it geta
hard. If disposed to wash put terra
ces on a level. If you have a good crop
^,of grass and weeds to turn under so
N much the better. All of our uplands
cleared years ago need humus. When
that is abundant the land acts as a
sponge and absorbs and stores up the
I rains as they fall. Such land suffers
i lesiHn wet weather or dry, than land
\scratched over. Very few farmers wi
'.go to work at once and break their
vluhhlc land. They will have to wait
\ntil the cotton is picked and ginned
.. Jut if you are going to adopt this plan
\o break and subsoil as early as possi
lible. If you have the time in Deccm
-*Tier or January go for the job at once
THE BEST IMPLEMENTS.
A three horse disc plow followed by
a subsoiler is the best to break and pul
vcrise land. Second, comes a two horse
turn plow, followed by a the cutaway
or other good harrows after breaking
The one horse farmer is at a disadvan
Inge. If he has a one horse subsoiler
ho can break the hard pan in a sort of
way, but the work will not be well
done. Remember that if the land is
not thouroughly prepared the farmer
starts in with the chances against him.
PREPARING TO PLANT.
After the land has been thus pre
pared and received the benefit of the
frosts and winter rains, it is ready to
plant. Be sure that you never touch
the land with a plow when it is too wet
Some time in March lay olT your rows
as nearly on a level as possible. Do
not come an inch under six feet. Bed
with a two horse turn plow, leaving the
last furrow until planting time. In the
Piedmont I plant the corn as soon after
the 25 of March as the weather and
? moisture will permit. Do not plant in
|L hills. If you do you will lose by it
Strew tin- corn along so that when it
comes up there will be enough to get a
stolk exactly where you want it. Do
not .add an ounce of fertilizer when you
olant your corn. Cover it about two
v^lv.iches deep. Being low down in that
deep middle furrow the April frosts will
not hurt it. After planting your corn,
then proceed with your cotton and plant
and thin it and give it a second cultiva
tion. About the 25th of May turn your
attention to corn. If the weeds and
grass are growing too much in the mid
dies run one section of a steel harrow
over it May JO to 20. That will check
or kill the grass. A one-horse culti
?. v:.^ ...on twice will clear the middles.
But do not touch the corn till May 25 to
June 5. If the stalks are small and
even yellow, do not be alarmed. When
time to cultivate conies, let the corn be
thinned leaving a stalk just where you
DISTANCE IN THE HOW.
You first decide how many bushels
you arc working for and then space the
hills to make that amount. If 20 per
cent of the corn has two cars;, you may
count 100 stalks to the bushel. Ordin
ary corn will require 120 ears to the
bushel. If the soil is thin and devoid
'of humus begin with the hills two feet
apart. That should make 30 to 35
bushels. As the land is better increase
the fertilizer and the yield. The fol
lowing is the number of hills to the
6 ft. by 21 inches 3,630
, 56 ft. by 18 inches 4,840
6 ft. by 12 inches 7,260
6 ft. by 8 indies 10,890
Next week we propose to talk about
fertilizers and the quantity to apply for
Returns to Davidson.
Mr. Samuel Fleming will leave today
for Davidson, N. ('., to continue his
literary course in the Davidson College.
Mr. Fleming has succeeded in getting
two of bis friends, Mr. Earl Mills and
Mr. ben Hunter, to return with him.
; have known these young men for
irs, and feel that they will let
^hing stand in the way to prevent
from reaching the goolthat is set
"How 1? <a Mi?iorf
! NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING THE KEY TO SUCCESS
Told bu & Wan W?o Mteg&n Life at a 8hoemak?&
Bench, became Qovernop of his State and
(Copyright 1007 by Henry O. Paganl.)
A (ace ?nough like Bismarck's to
make the resemblance startling, a
slender, wiry, boyish figure topped by
a whit" head, a manner self-assured,
yet never coarsely aggressive. There,
In a nutshell, is the personality of one
of tho most picturesque. Interesting
figures in all New England?that of W.
I?. Douglas, ox-Qovcrnor of Massachu
But it Is not chiefly as ox-Qovornor.
or indeed as statesman at all, that tho
world at largo knows Mr. Douglas. A
quarter-mile of factories, a yearly out
put of something over thrco million
pairs of shoes, and a face that looks
out from tho advertising columns of
eight thousand newspapers?theso are
tho outward attributes that have made
tho namo of W. L. Douglas so familiar
from Maine to California.
The story of the man who could make
himself so well known; his secrot of
achtovomcnt, his life history and his
hints on business success will not only
bo of Interest, but of profit to every
class of reader.
For the description of a hard climb,
Ot a winning fight against circum
stances and the "climber's" rules for
victory are always worth hearing. Tho
world loves a flghtor and takos an In
terest In his battlos.
And W. L. Douglas Is a fighter, as
oven tho most casual student of human
nature could glean from ono glance at
tho strong, prominent Jaw, the level
brows, tho firm set of the Hps.
That cast of foature* set Bismarck
to toppling European thrones. The s.uno
physiognomy (with a gentler mould of
eye and mouth) has caused Douglas to
revolutionize business, to wring wealth
from poverty and political power from.,
a State peopled by a majority that dif
fers from him In politics.
Bismarck tore down. Douglas has
built up. That is where tho milder eyo
and mouth come in.
There Is a keyword to Douglas's suc
cess, of course. Several of them, In
fact. Tho foremost is "Advertising."
His Life Motto.
"Newspaper advertising" Is his lifo
motto In business. "First, be f.ure you
have something worthy to advertise.
Something Just as good ns you say it
Is. (Struggle to keep It as good,-and
then advertise It constantly. The
newspaper Is tho field In which my ad
vertising has brought me the only per
fectly satisfactory returns. And I have
tried many lines before settling down
exclusively to that theory."
The same "cradle" served for New
England and for the man who was ono
day to be Governor of its oldest State.
For It was in ancient Plymouth, s.-cno
of the Pilgrims' landing, that Douglas !
was born, In 1815. His was as pathetic '
and hopeless a childhood as ever Dick
ens pictured for David Copperfield or 1
other of Ills luckless hoy heroes. That j
Douglas rose from It to any later posl- j
tlon whatever speaks volumes for the j
stuff he was made of.
In 18f-0 news came to a Plymouth ?
woman' that hor husband, tho bread- |
winner of their largo family, had been
drowned nt sea. All the children were
young. Tho mother was almost with
out means. So two years later she
verbally "hound out" ono of tho brood
?a precocious boy of seven?to his
uncle, a shoemaker. The child's life
trom then on became one long era of
drudgery and hardship. His uncle, sot
him at once to pegging shoes by hand.
This was a task for grown workers,
but the baby fingers woro kept at the
Incessant toll of it from dawn to dark.
No holiday, no let-up of any sort, and.
Worst of all, no wages.
The seven-year-old hoy was carrying
unduly heavy weapons In his life-bat
tle. He has been carrying them over
since. Ills ability to do so explains
why he became Governor William L.
Douglas. Instead of morcly Journeyman
His uncle was a stern task-master.
Apart from tho shoe-pegging, the child
was called upon to perform a score of
equally severe duties. Among them
was the twlce-a-day Journey Into tho
woods, (n bitterest New England
winter weather, to cut and drag in
wood for the shop's fires.
Only at rare Intervals was ho allowed
to leave his workbench for tho school
room. But at such periods he proved
so apt a scholar as to make up for tho
long lapses. He was greedy for eduea-<
tlon and scorned to absorb his scanty
portion of it without effort. It was
only by this strange proficiency that ho
gleaned any learning at all.
For four years the slavery wont on.
Then Douglas returned to ids mother.
But so valuable had lie become In the
nhop that his uncle Induced him to
come back to him ot tho munificent
wago ot $5 a month. Until he was fif
teen he continued to work thus, all the
time busy with now Ideas along his
own line. These Ideas were one day to
Oneo, seeking to better himself, ho
went to work In a Plymouth cotton
mill at 33 cent3 a day. This meant fully
|S a month, and the $3 raise Becmi I
not unlike a dream of wealth. But fato
Intended him tor his original calling.
[Iora was a literal command of "Shoe
maker, stick lo thy last!" For vvhon ho
disobeyed the Injunction nn aci i<'< at In
tiio cotton mill pat a c|uloi< ontl t > 'a*
plans of becoming,a weaver. I'oujjlas
was pulled out of the dcbrln with a
broken log. That ended his collou-nitll
Ho wont hack to his mothor, While
recovering trom ins Injury ho attended
school and once more pi limed for a
full education. Hut Hie lash of poverty
that has whipped .'O many men on to
greatness was busy about the young
.student's shoulders ami drove him hack
to the earning of a living, just as ho
was beginning Vo rejoice in bis school
No longer content to work aimlessly
at one job and another, Douglas now
set about learning the boot and shoe
business from hol loin to lop, in all Us
branches. Kroni town to town ho
worked bis way, studying the methods
of each shop until he had mastered
every rudiment of his chosen profession.
Lure of the Golden West.
By the spring of IXC ho felt ready to
start in for bims? If. Like many an
other ambitious boy, at that time lie
fancied the future was brighter in IhO
new Wf;l than nearer home. Bo to
Denver ho went, carrying along ids
hardly ?acquired stock of cobbling
knowledge?and little else.
Arriving there, .ho round capital was
AS needful In Colorado as in Massa
chusetts. To ac<iulro this capital ho
took the first work that offered. The
work in question chanced to bo the
not very < ongonlai position of day la*
borer in a llmo-kiln,
Not exactly a brilliant fulfilment of
the golden promise of the West, nor a
direct advancement toward success in
the shoe trade. Hut Douglas went on
the principle that success consists less
In holding a good hand than in playing
a poor hand well.
Working hard ami spending little, he
at last saved enough to travel to the
town of Black Hawk, whero, he had
hoard, lived one Zophonlnti Myers, one
of the most skilled bootmakers In
America. Krom Myers the young man
learned the finishing touches that spollod
perfection In his trade, and ho soon
acquired so wide a reputation in tbo
same business as to outstrip his tutor.
Douglas and another man formed a
partnership and started a nourishing
boot ami shoe storo at Golden City.
But Now lOngland always calls to
her sons. .Douglas beard the call and
I mmo back to Massachusetts. Working
I as journeyman and later as foreman,
' ho passed the next few years, and in
July, lSitJ, mado the plunge that began
I his real career. Ho borrowed $S75 and
' started a factory of his own. This
"factory" was small enough to be swal
lowed up In tho most insignificant work
shop of his present building. It was
just ?? by CO foot (1,800 square feet) In
area. Yot it was tho nucleus of the
plant that now has an area of 293,950
Prosperity came, but did not arrlvo
fast enough to suit the ambitious
j ning financier. He looked about for
means of Increasing It more rapidly.
Tho method ho choso was OXtonslve
and unceasing newspaper advertising.
From the first the plan was a success.
It has grown more and more remunera
tive eaeli year.
"Have 1 tried any advertising me
dium.-; Other than the newspapers?" he
said recently, echoing a question of tho
writer, "i Bhould say so! Magazines,
I circulars, street car signs and many
another. Why, once I actually 'painted
.i whole town red.' I spread my ad
vertisements over Its fences ami roofs
and barns and everywhere my men I
could find space for an 'ad.' Oh, yes,
I've trieil thoni all. And the newspapers
give by far the best results."
"Bvon hi tier than the magazines?"
"Much bolter. And for many reasons,
in the first place, a newspaper adver
tisement :.Hikes tho eye the moment
tho shoot is opened. The .same adver
tisement would lie hidden among tho
pages of a magazine until the reader
found his way to it. If he ever did.
Tue busiest man's eye will be caught
and his attention held by sight of a
strong advertisement in his daily paper.
Whereas that same busy man might not
find time to go laboriously through all
tho advertisements of a magazine.
"Then, too, practically every man
reads a newspaper. Every man does
not read magazines. Take a village, for
instance, wlcre the one local newspaper
has perhaps JOO readers. If 1 put an
advertisement in that paper, 200 people
are going to SOO-lt. No ono magazine,
nor. lor that matter, all the magazines
combined, will Circulate 200 copies in
that same town. Tho reasoning is very
"There is no hamlet or tiny settlement
on the continent that Is not reached by
newspapers. There Is no place where
newspapers are not read with eager la
lorest. So by placing my ndvcrtlsment
In the newspapers It is a self-evident
proposition that I Will rcucu iuuro pOO?
plo than any other medium could se
euro for mo.
Key to Financial Success.
"That Is why I tulyortlso exclusively
in newspapers, i advertise not only in
the papers of all the principal cities,
but also In 8,0tH) country newspapers."
If the cynical claim" that "money is
the final argument" curie.-, any truth,
then Mr. Douglas's slncorily In declar
ing the newspaper the foremost adver
tising medium cannot be doubted.
' In 11M.K5 alone," he went on, "I spent
$200,000 in newspaper advertisements. I
should not have dono so were I not sure
the outlay was going to bring me ade
quate returns. That w.as a fair sample
of a year's advertising expenditure.
Figuring on that basis I have spent
$2,000,000 in newspaper advertising during
the past ten years. A fortune? Yes.
But, as I say. the results warranted It.
"I have given every form of adver
tising the fairest sort of trial. I began
with newspapers in iss3. The results
wero so good that later I also adver
tised in nngazlncs. Tino iuotuhns
DID NOT WARRANT MB IN CON
TINUING. 1 withdrew my advertise
ments from tho magazines, but later on
tried the ox perl men t again. Once more
1 took out my advertisements, and since
then I have used only newspapers to
bring my goods before tho public eye.
"During tho past decade, while 1 was
spending (2,000,000 for newspaper adver
tisements, I sold (basing the estimate on
my I'JOtJ returns) 1,321,240 cases of shoes.
Thoro are twenty-four pairs of shoes to
a case, that makes a total of 3,178,170
pairs for 1006. or 31,781,700 pairs for the
ton years. At the. wholesale prico of
|2.60 a pair, that would be, for the dec
ado. 170,451,400. Or. at IhO retail rate of
i'?.M a pair, it would equal $111.i^O.loo.
"In my advertisements, as a rule, I
call attention to my shoes, leaving tho
local dealers in their own newspaper
advertisements to mention the fact that
they carry tho Douglas shoo.
' By tho way. another excellent rea
son for the superiority of newspaper
over magazine advertising rests in the.
fact thai In those samo local papers
lho reader sees tho 'ad' every day of
his life, while he sees it, at best, only
once a month in a magazine In other
words, he sees It tidily times OS often
In a nowspapor, and It has, therefore,
thirty times as many chances of Im
pressing him. Kvcry man reads his
paper first. Then, if he has lime and
Im llnalion, be reads magazines. Some
j llnios ho has r.cllh'ir, and tho maeazino
, ga^s unrenrl.
"A tt'j). not ?? l ? ?<-' la spasmodic'
Iadvertisement. My principle Is: Keep
pounding away at th^ reader all the
time. Formerly It used to be a custom
I to advertise shoes at only certain sea
| sons of the year. I never adhered t<>
that idea. I advertise?and 1 keep on
"When a season is dull I Increase my
advertisements. That may seem odd.
Many don't do lt. Hut I do.
"That is one of the secrets, I think,
of success. Instead of hanging back,
waiting for a slack season to pa?s, 1
bdiove in advertising all the more.
This past spring, for example, was
backward and cold. It was bad for
trade. I did extra advertising.
"Nor, at such times, do 1 raise the
price of sllOOS. It would not be fair 10
make the public pay for the slowness
of a season. 1 do not lower wages In
that event, either, as the 1000 scale will
prove. Tho scale for that year show*
tho average shoemaker's pay in the
United States was $461. in Massachu
setts it was $'?30. In Brockton, JO;
while nt my Montello factory it was
$7i;o. That docs not include superinten
dents and high salaried men. Just the
workers, on the union scale,
"Another advertising theory of mine
is that a good 'ad.' should ho changed
very seldom. Ot course in the CO30 of
dry goods stores or oilier places w hero
special sales are held and new attrac
tions off. red from time to lime it is
necessary to change tin? form and in
ducements of an advertisement. But
where a man deals in a single .staple
article, I think he Bhould write ono
strong, convincing advertisement and
let that stand for a long time.
"Lot him make sure first that it is
tho Strongest, best-worded advertise
ment ho can concoct. Then let it stand.
"There are good reasons for this. Sup
pose a man has glanced at my adver
tisement for several days in succession
without reading It. Thon ono morning
ho does read It. That may be tho day
when (if I Constantly change my 'ads.')
I might have a weaker, less attractlvo,
less convincing one than usual. Per
haps I lose his possible custom.
"A good advertisement is an argu
ment. Kemcmhcr that. An argument.
Not a boast. It does not shout an un
reasonable command to buy something.
It explains to you WHY you should
buy tho article. It appeals to your
sonse of reason. It should never ex.er
gerato in any way, but tell the more
Base Claims r>n Merit.
"An advertl'-cment should never claim
for giofls moro advantages than they
actually possess. An article must hare
merit?real merit?and Its proprietor
must fight, every minute, to keep tho
quality high. Success must not huro
him Into letting up. ono atom, on high
quality. If ho does, In the courso of
time ho will lose. Some people got to
making money fast. Then they think
they can lower tho quality (and, Inci
dentally, the cost of production), and
make more. I have made more be
cause, my goods are worth more.
"It Is a strange fact that fully two
fifths of the shoes sold throughout the
entire week are sold on Saturday.
Whether because that Is *pay day or
merely because It Is a favorite shop
ping day I don't know, but the fact
remains, and we regulate our adver
tising accordingly; making It heaviest
toward the latter part of the week.
Of course, with a magazine (published
only once a month) thls .-would bo lm?
The Douglas shoe Is sold all over the
United States and also has a large salo
In Canada and Mexico, besides having
created more or less of a European de
mand. 1 employ 4.000 persons In maklnjc
and selling my shoes, and I own and
operate seventy retail shoo stores In the
large cities. The vast area covered by
my dealers renders it all the moro nec
essary for me to use local newspapers
from one end of the land to the other
to advertise my shoes, and made It tho
more needful for me to study out care
fully Just what would be the best me
dium through which I might reach tho
people at large."
Concerning those 4.000 employees
whom Mr. Douglas ri casually men
tioned, an entire article of more than
common interest might bo written.
They form a sort of Utopian community
whereof he Is the head. At bis expense
all of them are provided with medical
care in illness, and they are 1 it other
ways made to feel his personal Interest
The labor question assumes none of
Its harsher features In tho Douglas
plant. By special agreement betwei n
the proprietor and his workmen, all
differences, so far ns possible, ore mu
tually adjusted. Those which cannot
he thus disposed of will by common
consonl bo submitted to the State Hoard
of Arbitration and Conciliation, that
body's decision to be binding on both
in this way strikes and lockouts aro
unknown among tho Douglas workmen,
and the plca:;antost feeling has always
cxistod between employer and em
Since tho beginning of his first cam
paign of newspaper advertising, In 1883,
Mr. Douglas has gradually but sto.ldlly
become known to nearly every ono In
America. The face that looks out from
the diamond-shaped frame In his ad
vertisements is familiar to all. Yet tho
fa<o thai accompanies this article gives
a far moro accurate idea of the Wll
llam L. Douglas of to-day. The char
acter reader may peruse there the roa
sons why a lowly start in life had no
' power to cluck thiJ man's rise.
I By judicious newspaper advertising
I Douglas quickly "outgrow" factory
after factory until, In 1832, he erected
the huge works now in use at Montello,
just out of Boston.
His Payroll Grew.
Here his payroll grow until It num
bored Its prosont 1,000 names. Here,
loo, grew the fn< Hilles for turning out
shoes in unparalleled numbers?about
17,800 pairs a day being the capacity
now. In the jobbing house alone a half
million pairs of shoes are carried at all
limes in stock.
The factory?or factories, for there
are two of them practically joined un
der one scries of roofs?cover as much
space as the walls of an ancient city,
and are arranged In rectilinear linos,
with wide-reaching wings, like enfilad
The man who employed newspaper ad
vertising as the magic wand to raise
IhH mighty structure from the earth
still works as hard, in bis own way, ns
did the seven-year-old carrier of wood
and pegger of shoes. OutsidO Offlco
hours he is of simple, domestic tastes,
his ono "rich man's amusement" taking
the form of frequent cruises on bis big
steam yacht, the Machigonnc.
lb- lias found time, loo, as all New
England knows, to make a decided Im
pro! sion in tho field of politics. A
sta ncll Democrat, he has served in
both houses of tho State Legislature,
framed tho arbitration and weekly pay
ment laws, was Mayor of Brockton In
ISflO, and has four times been chosen
as delegate to the national conventions.
His victorious campaign for tho Gov
ern irship of Massachusetts was such as
le awaken national interest. Through
out his term of Governor he conducted
his great personal business Interests an
well as those of tho State In such a
way that neither suffered from Inatten
tion. His wide use of newspaper ad
vertising during the Gubernatorial con
test was one of the most striking feat
ures of the campaign and contributed in
no light measure to his triumph.
Why a man like Douglas, having
made such giant strides In the world of
business, should have sought the Gov
ernorship was a puzzle to many. And
not a few wondered that he was not
satisfied with the success he had al
But the man who is satisfied with suc
cess would be satisfied with failure.
I do not think William K Douglas
would be ^atislied with olt-ucr.
A Big Line of Dress Goods for the Fal! Season.
We have just returned from the northern markets where we selected the latest in the Dress Goods line.
We have all the newest shades, weaves and color effects. We were careful in our selections and bought
only the newest and most fashionable goods. These goods are now arriving daily. We want you to see
our line before you buy, because we believe it to be the prettiest line in the city, and because we know it is
up to Dame Fashion's demands. Come make your selection, we have a Dress Making Department to make
them up for you. We invite you to patronize this Department.
J. E. M1NTER & BRO.
Laurens, S. C.
John B. Bagwell.
BY W. D. S.
I hope my old friend will not think
hard of me for using his name. I do it
to illustrate a truth, to show the sim
plicity and hardihood of the anti-bcllum
boys with those of the latter days.
Everybody that knows John admires
his habitual good humor. Whorover
you meet him he is the lifo and sun
shine of the crowd. He has aftcn told
me of hiB boyhood days. He always
wore copperas breeches, winter and
summer, no coat. Never had a pair of
shoes until he was twelve years old.
His feet became so tough that he coutd
walk through briar patches after rab
bits on the coldest day that came, and
the briars would not penetrate his feet,
He would play on the ice in the branch
es for hours and experience no discom
He served during the war and enjoy
ed fine health all the while. His worst
misfortune was being put in prison for
sixteen months at Point Lookout where
he suffered the pangs of hunger more
than one time. The Yankees did not
feed our men on fried chicken and
biscuit. Bagwell was detailed to
look after his Lieutenant, who had
been mortally wounded on the battle
field in Maryland, when he was cap
tured and landed in prison.
If our children were put out to rough
it like he did, how long would they
live? We put shoes and socks on them,
wool clothing and knit underwear be
fore they can walk.
John still enjoys good health. Any
day you meet him in town you will find
him having a pood time with the hoys
and girls. Sunshine beams out from
htm wherever he goes.
Found at Last.
J. A. Harmon, of Lizetnore, West
Va., says: "At last I have found the
perfect pill that never disappoints mo:
and for the benefit of others afflicted
with torpid liver and chronic constipa
tion, will say: take Dr. King's New
Life Pills." Guaranteed satisfactory.
Price '25 cents at Laurens Drug Co.,
and Palmetto Drug Co.
Corn Growers of Bdgefield.
We wish very much that our farmers,
in dilTercnt parts of the County, says
the Bdgefield Chronicle, would send us
some statements concerning their
methods of corn-planting and their
yields of corn. Wo find that no subject
is more talked about in these days, or
evokes so much interest, as corn-plant
ing. Capt. A. (I. Williams, of Philipp!,
is going to make 65 bushels to the acre,
by the Williamson plan, and his stalks
are short and thin and yellow. And
Mr, James Cobb, of Bdgefield town,
is going to make 50 bushels to the acre,
by the Cobb plan, and his stalks are
thick and green and a mile high. And
Sam Morgan is monkeying with a half
Williamson, half Morgan plan. And
Nick Broadwater and .lames Canlelou
arc doing some strange corn tricks.
And Tom Rainsford, on his dukedome,
which stretches from Cedar Creek to
North Augusta, is trying a dozen or so
new methods. And farmers within the
municipality of Johnston are making
seven ears to the stalk. And Hob
Cochran is trying the Williamson plan
with some cunning and hidden modifi
iations. And Rev. Dr. Bui Is h?? one
hundred stalks in one long row, and
winks the other eye at you when you
ask him questions. And John Mays
looks ponpOUS when corn is mentioned,
as much as to say "1 am it." And
Walter I). Ouzts is taking some scien
tific anti-toxin steps that threaten to
make Mr. Williamson look like thirty
So, dear farmer friend, send us some
reports. We can get both wisdon and
fun out of them.
And this reminds us of a salient inci
dent of the long ago. It was when
Drake, the rich Marlboro farmer, made,
the 210 bushels on one acre building
fences through the rows for the corn to
lean upon-and took the$5,000 premium
in cash money. Our dear old friend,
Lern Corley, of Lick Skillet, entered
the list, and cultivated an acre on a
Turkey Creek bottom And everybody
knows that there is no better land upon
earth than a Turkey Creek bottom in
Bdgefield County. Lem mad'- eighty
odd bushels, and was confident that ho
would haul in the $5,(MX). So when the
award was made, Lem came to see us,
and we wept together bitterly. And
Lem said to us with tremendous ener
gy: "Jimmie, it's a darned lie. lie
didn't make it. It can't be did. It jest
can't he did, and there's no use (alkin,
about it." And we said: "You aro
plum right, Lem, it's a darned lie; it
can't be did." And both of us, Lem and
ourself, died under that firm conviction;
and are still maintaining it.
Can a waterproofed cloth or *J?
paj>cr Collar he sanitary in any
sense of the word?
Is any kind of liden without
deposit thereon of grime and -9
dirt when simply smeared olf ^
with a damp rag?
Can you feel that you arc JSt
clean and well dressed when
the dirt simply doesn't show
but is there just the same?
Can You ~ *
The dirt is scientifically re- ^a>
moved from all pieces of goods 9tC
laundered at mm
LAURENS STEAM ??
g? Phone 60. Laurens, S. C. g?