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I Farm and Fireside, j
Williamson Plan Pays,
In this county there are hundreds of
acres of land that will not make eight
bushels of corn to the acre. In many
fields the stalks are largo enough but
the oars are scarce. No one even
raised a fine crop of corn when the
stalks were 12 to 14 feet high. Corn
will never wait on you when you begin
to work it. You must keep it up till
laying by time. Let us take a two
horse farmer as an example. In the
first place bo should have three horses.
Then lie should raise 120 bushels of corn
for Iiis horses, 50 for broad and fowls
and 100 for pigs. That gives 270 bush
els, which wo will call 300. Thatshould
be supplemented by loo bushels of oats.
Then bad dreams will not visit him be
cause his horses arc gnawing stable
logs and his hogs living on memory and
growing fat on wind. The way corn is
raised this year it would require 25
acres to give him 800 bushels of corn.
That is 12 t/' !.? !s lo the acre. In tne
two-horse farm only 2a acres would be
left for cotton, potatoes, sorghum and
other crops that a thrifty farmer ought
to raise. t)n that 25 acres of corn he
would put at least $2.00 worth of for- i
tilizer to the acre, which would be $50.00.
Now let him take five acres of his best
land and prepare it in the w inter and
early spring by deep plowing and bar
rowing. All this preparation is done
when the weather is cool and his work
animals vigorous. Let. him plant his
corn down in a very deep water furrow
tho first ten days of April. Tut. enough
seed for a good stand and some to pull
out. That corn will stand there until
the tirst week of June. We do not pro
pose to give tin- whole plan hon?. Hut
il may be stated as a fact that when
properly cultivated with the application
of <;(>r> pounds of fertilizer and 7") to
ion pounds of nitrate of soda the live
acres will make as much as tho 25 in
the old way. A home mixed fertilizer
that would analyze 8.50, 5.00, 2.50 would
cost about $22.00 a ton. Applying that
lo three acres the cost per acre would
be $7.33. Add $2.25 for 75 pounds of
nitrate and the total cost per acre will
bo $9.58. The live acres would cost
$17.90. Thus the two-horse farmer
would get Iiis ,'WO bushels of corn on
five acres instead of 25. He could
plant 5ii per cent, more land in cotton
or other crops. He would improve his
land and feel that ho was master of the
situation and not a slave bound down
by untoward circumstances. If ho
wanted lo make more corn than the
? ai l bushels let him add one acre for
every 50 bushels desired. In Cherokee
county many farmers have made this
year lit) to 00 bushels. Some claim that
they will pass the hundred mark. Near
1.aureus is the Dial farm. My recollec
tion is that it is rather thin level land
with sandy top soil. Last winter a
farmer rented it. promising lo pay
Si.200. He bought $2,000 worth of fer
tilizer. Willi hired hands be prepared
the land, planted it in corn, and culti
vated the crop. He proposes to cut it
with a corn harvester and run it through ?
a shredder. There arc 200 to 210acres,
the exact amount not known. Many
visitors went to see it in August. The
lowest estimate was 8,000 bushels and i
the highest 11,000. He says thai the1
stover will pay for the labor and 4,000
bushels will pay the rent and fertilizer
bill. We ask the farmers who read
The Spartan to consider this plan. If
any have not tried il. they should do so
next year. We urge them to follow the
plan to the letter. Any deviation from
it will lead to partial failure. Never
apply nil ounce of fertilizer at planting
time. Do not get disheartened if the
corn is small and yellow the tirst of
June. Carolina Spartan,
Parins Damaged by Flood.
Tho State Department of Agriculture
is endeavoring to got the most com
plete reports possible as to the damage
resulting to growing crops and to the
soils by erosion dm; to the recent severe j
flood. The reports are beginning to
come in and indicate severe losses along
the several rivor courses. The reports
that have been received and they do]
not. yet touch the area below Columbia,
being' naturally slow to come in show
over a million dollars' actual destruction
of growing crops and upwards of half
a million dollars' damage to farm lands.
One farm alone reports an actual de
struction of crops and property of
$0,050, of which $5,850 was corn, bay
and cotton. Farmers' Union Sun.
Sheep Raising in South Carolina.
Speaking- of the efforts of the De
partment of Agriculture to stimulate
mi crest in live stock raising in South
Carolina, Hon. F. W. Dabbs, of Good
will, Sumtorcoitnty, said yesterday that
right years ago Iiis little boy had been
made a present of a pair of sheep.
Since that time the increase from
those two sheop bad been over 25 head
ami thoyhad sold $20O worth of wool
and six had been killed for million. In
addition to this many wool blankets had
The value of cattle raising upon Iho
farm was touched upon by Mr. Dabbs,
too. In addition to the receipts for
beef mid hide Mr. Dahhfl asserts that
from every $26 Worth of cotton seed
meal or hulls fed the cows $20 is re
turned in manures for the farm. Then
again there is the good value of butter,
cheese and milk. Tho State, Septem
Cost of Cotton Oil Compared With But
Dr. Barrow, the Soulh's noted chem
"Many of us are often compelled to
consider the question of food f rom an
other standpoint. Y> - must consider
tho size of our pockctbooks, and again
doos cotton seed oil stand out trium
phant over all competing materials.
With butter at .'50 cents a pound, lard
at 10 cents a pound, and olive oil at
$2.00 per gallon, and cotton seed oil at
60 cent s per gallon, or Kg cents a pound,
we lind that (he prico of one pound of
cotton seed oil will only pay for but
two-thirds of a pound of lard, about
one-fifth of a pound of butter, and only
about one-fifth of a pound or one-for
tieth part of a gallon of pure olive oil, |
and frequently the pure olive oil may
be nothing more or less than a high
grade of cotton seed oil bearing a ficti
"It follow-, then, that wo have in
cotton seed oil nol only tho purest,
most nutritious, nourishing, pi iatable
and strengthening fat wo can obtain,
but also far the cheapest of any simi
Win ( olds are Bun jew i
Nocausc you have contracted ordi
nary colds and recovered from thou
Without treatment o: any I ml ; - not
for a moment imagine tl !s ui'i
not dangerous. Kv< r; i< .nowi
that pneumonia and ein' <? i> 'aril,
have their origin in a co moil cold.
Consumption is nol can. hy <i cold
but the cold prepares Iho system for
the reception and development of (h<
germs that would not otherwise linvi
found lodgei lout. Ii ; Hie same
with all Infectious dis asos. Dlplh
orla, scat h t fevc ?. mi aslCS ami
whooping cough ate mud) more like
ly to he contracted when a child lue
a cold. You will se.> from Iltis thai
more real danger lurks in a cold than
in any other of the common ailments.
The easiest and quickest way to cure
a eold is to take Chnmherlulu'sCough
lleuiedy. The many remarkable
cures effected hy this preparation
have made it a staple nrtich of trad*
over a largo purl of tho world. Vor
sale by I.aureus Drug Comp ny.
School I'ri/cs lor I90S.
The South Carolina School Improve
ment, association offers thirty-five prize;
to the schools of the State for the most
decided material improvement made
during a given length of time. Five of
the prizes are to be .slno each and thirty
are to he $50 each. Regulations con
cerning tho thirty-five prizes that are
to be awarded by this association areas
1. Improvements must be made be
tween Nov. 1st, 1907, ami Dec. 10th,
2. Prizes will if awarded to school.-,
where the most decided material im
provements have been made during the
:t. Under material improvements' are
included local taxation, consolidation,
new buildings, repairing- and painting
old ones, libraries, reading rooms or ta
bles, interior decorations, beautifying
yards and better general equipment.
4. No school can compete for any of
these prizes unless it is a rural school.
No town with more than 500 population
shall be eligible to the contest.
5, All who wish to enter this contest
must sind names and descriptions of
schools, before improvements are made,
to the president not later than October
t>. All descriptions, photographs and
other evidences showing improvements
must he son! to the president before
Dec. 15th, 1008. The chairman of tho
Hoard of Trustees of any school thai is
competing for a prize must tq prove all
description; before and aller improve
ments are made.
7. Prizes will be awarded in checks
at the annual meeting of the South
Carolina Improvement association, Dec.
31, 1908. The prizes are to be used for
further improvements in the Schools
MARY T. NANCti. Pres.,
\ MOOD STOMACH
Menus (Jooil Health. I hocrfillness,
Iniliitiou, Persistency* Success.
Mi-o-na will euro your dyspepsia
or any other stomach trouble i?.
building i? i> the llabhy walls, and
making the stomach so strong that
it will digest food without pepsin oi
oilier artificial aid.
In other words. \\\-<i mi euros dys
pepsia hy |'< nan lug ?;. ? lUjO.
The l,aureiis Drug Commrfij is (he
agent for \ll-o-nn in lyrurens and
they say toyoVcr.v rondejroi' The \d
Mi o mi is
The pried Is y/iiy 'etus for
large hox. find /<>,,? box Is all yoit
need to pifnvorthnl you are on II ?
rigid road (u/lieallh ami ItapplUOSS.
"I can't say enough for Mi 0 nn
tablets; (hey hnv< done more for me
in one week (hall till I he doctors hnve
for the iwo yoni i I have been uiidi r
lllOlr care, and I u ill do all I Call 10
recommend It to my friends, Volt
can also use my name in your ml. if
you like, lor Mio na Is heiler than
gold io me. I am like i \ > \\ man.
and am aide to work once IhOi'o lor
the llrsl time in over a year." w. A.
Munis. "28 Green St.. Syracuse, NVY.
"Strongest in tin' South for the
world, strongest in the world for tho
.1. L. M. IRDY
C I V I I. K ?< 0 I N K K K
OffiCO OVCf l.iinrcm Drug Co.
Scene From "The Clansman."
An interesting story as told by Harry A. Glastet, a promi
nent Fireman of Maiden, Mass: " Last winter I bad a severe
cold and it settled on my kidneys, causing the most excruciat
ing pain almost every time I attempted t'> move; I b.i<l tried
everything imaginable to get relief, with no success, until I was
advised to try " Moodlne,''which to my gte.it Burpiise, g.n?
mo relief almost from the first dose, and bet?re I bad taken
one bottle I was completely cured." " llloodine" is a wonder*
ful vitalizing tonic. If the blood is impure, complexion bad,
appetite lost, strength gone and the whole system is upset by
an accumulation of humors, it is time to try" Ploodinc today.
Uloodine, large bottles 50c. Uloodine Tills cure Liver II|s;2dc
a box. Sold on a positive guarantee by
POS Fi Y
Laurens, S. C.
Notice of Election.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF LAUKENS.
Office of County Supervisor.
By II. B. Humbert, County Supervisor
of Laurens County.
Whereas, on the 2Sth day of April,
A. 1). 1908, there was filed with nie in
my office a petition in writing signed
1>> more than one-fourth of the qualified
electors of Laurens County, S. C,
praying for an election upon the ques
tion of Dispensary or No Dispensary
That is to say whether alcoholic liquors
and beverages may be sold in said
county under and according to the pro
visions of an Act of the General As
sembly of the Stale of South Carolina,
approved the K!ih day of February, A.
I). 1007, entitled "An Act to Declare
the Law in Reference to and to Regu
late the Manufacture, Sale, Use, Con
sumption, Possession. Transportation
and Disposition of Alcoholic Liquors
and Beverage8 within the State and to
Police the Same," and under and ac
cording to the provisions of all Acts of
the Genera) Assembly of South Caro
lina amendatory thereof; and
Whereas, upon a canvass of tin.' said
petition 1 have found that it does con
tain the signatures of more than one-'
fourth of the qualified electors of said
Now, therefore, 1, Ii. B. Humbert,
Supervisor of Laurens County, South
Carolina, under and by virtue of the
authority in me vested by the provi
sions of the Act of the General Assem
bly and the Acts amendatory thereof
hereinbefore cited, do order a Special
Election to bo held in said County of
Laurens, State of South Carolina, ac
cording to law, upon the question of
Dispensary or No Dispensary on the
first Tuesday following the first Mon
day in November next, it being the
third day of November, A. I), loos.
And at the said election there shall also
bo submitted the quo ition whether one
third of the license fees and dispensary
profits as provided for in said Act shall
bo paid to the County Treasurer, to he
applied to the county school fund or to
roads and bridges. And the said elec
tion shall be held and conducted by the
same officers and under the rules and
regulations provided by law for general
Any person who is a qualified elector
of said county may vote in said elec
tion. Kvory voter who may be in favor
of the sale of alcoholic liquors and bev
erages in said county shall cast a ballot
in the box provided therefor on which
shall bo printed the words "For Sale,"
and every voter against the sale of
liquors and beverages shall cast a bal
lot upon which shall be printed the
words "Against Sale." Every voter
who may bo in favor of the application
of one-third of the Dispensary profits
to the County School fund shall cast a
ballot in the box provided therefor upon
which shall be printed the words "For
Scheid Fund," and every voter opposed
tin rido, but in favor of its application
to roads and bridges, shall cast a ballot
on which shall lie printed the words
"For Monds and MrtugCS."
Done and ordered at Laurens Court
House, in County of Laurens, in the
State of South Carolina, on the 29th
day of September, A. D. 1908.
II. Ii. UUMBKRT,
(Jounty Supervisor of Laurens (!ounl v.
MI0SSF.lt BABB, Clerk. ]SBAL. |
The next regular exnnmation for
teacher's certificates will lie held in the
Court House, a', Laurens, S. ('., on Fri
day. October IOlli, 1908.
Sept. 12, 1908. K. W.N'ASII.
7-.">L Co. Supt. of Education.
\ Card of TIiiiiiKhi
Pleas allow us space to express our
thanks to the people of our < omuiunii>
for tlu ir Inestituable service in our
recent nilllctloii, Wo reel grateful in
out" lo ans for ii all Wo wish to 0.V
press heart fell gratitude to each one
who in any way comforted our be
reaved family with service, word or
otherwise, We thank you nud pray
Cods hie.,sill)', upon you. (rllglicdl
Uobt. 10. Sharp.
100 Town Lots and
75 Farms for sale on !
We have several city lots to ex
change for farm property, see u.s
Anderson & Blakely
West Main St. I.AUItKNS, S. C
Will not be Lower
Tho public baa boon lt d In believe
through newspaper reports th I the
? price i>f Diamonds will be lower.
1)7 pet* cent of the Diamonds mini d
I are In the hands of two corporations
the Dec Heers ami the Premier Mining i
companies. 'Iliti products of those \" ?>
companies are sold through the I .ond< n
I Rough Diamond Syndicate, The linan
I cial standing of thissyndicnlc i ; beyond
question. It stands pledged to maintain
l the price of Diamonds a. it did during'
the panic of ISO') and ISO I, also during
tho depression ?f 10051 ami 1001, so Iho
price of I Hnmomls
Will not be Lower
l)H< ('.UPTON ?ION KS
Orl-'KK IN SIMMONS m il.di.\<;
Phone: Ollice No. sii; Residence 210.
I Tho bout m tho worlila
School Books, Blank Books,
Tablets, Slaves, School Bags. A |
full and complete line
We carry Ledgers from i50
pages to 1000 pages. Day Books
in same sizes. See our stock and
prices before you buy.
I Palmetto Drug Co.
No new Hands at the |
We have on hand fresh from the long-leaf
piney woods the bt^sl line of isiding, Ceil
ing and Flooring ever brought to Laurens
Tor the money?from $1 to $2.50. Call
and soo us on this subject and see the ma
t-rial and we can size you up in both qual
ity and prices. For Lime, Hard Plaster,
Cement, Laths, Shingles, Paryoid Roof
ing, Sash, Doors and Blinds, call to see
us and we can Ratify you also.
We thank our friends of every race
and color Cor their patronage in the past,
and hope to merit your continued favors.
E* Gray & Son|
' C.^m OLD FOi
n<! 1 lion; it will kflop
cntiiiot lako I.-LI.
imrvhiuia t?< Ico rofon
ml Lot " NATURE'S R?Wir?Y
?as u tniil? 1 1
ij }'J coikHMoii 1 il ill
* ."tSS ?lvo sittUfncUon, <
1] Bette^Tha?) Pills Fo
Tor Sale by Palmetto I)rn^- Co.
A Mutual Affair
It i-> imt .1 selfish cud \s< urge by continually pointing
you to the advantages <>i saving- -it is a mutual advantage.
You med us. nid wc need you. Wc reudcl .1 service that
nothing eist- can give and pa\ you | per cent, interest to
hoot. (>n open account or savings you will he equally
welcomed and cottrleouslv treated.
Laurens, S. C