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MADE IN PEANUTS
Norfolk Count) Farmer Makes
<ni Four Acres of Peanuts. Pick
ing is Heat lest Kxpcusc.
Mr. .ino. H. Lewis of Norfolk, Va?
writing in the Progressive Farmer
tells how he makes an enormous
profit in peanuts. He says:
i.ast summer i planted in peanuts >
?I acres of land which was in cow*
peas In 1007. Peus cut Tor hay and
oats and vetch sowed broadcast and
disced in. Pens had boon fertilized
with :iu pounds per acre of lfor
lilizer. Outs and vetch were not for
lllized at all. in March, 1908, the
Oats and vetch were top dressed with
I .('CO pounds per acre of burned lime
stor.e, slaked to a dry and spread with
a manure spreader.
Oats and v< ten we're cut for hay
when grain was in the milk, and as
soon as buy was off, land was plowed
8 ii.ehes deep ami harrowed level and
tine with heavy L'-horse drag. Next
I sowed with a grain drill 300 pounds
per m re of n home-mixed fertilizer
made by mixing ) .700 pounds of IG
per cent acid phosphate and :iU0
pounds of muriate of potash to make
n ton. Then the land was marked 1
oil in 30-Inch rows with asled marker
drawn by two horses and marking 1 .
|OW8 at a trip. This made a mark
on the smooth, level ground about
like a buggy track, and in this mark
I ran a peanut planter, planting care
filly selected seed of the bunch peanut,
one seed in a place 12 inches apart.
A wheel running behind the planter
Ii ined the soil over the seed and left
the row a very little lower than the
general surface of the held.
Frequent cultivation was given, first
v, th the wceder, then with a "20th
("entury" 2-horse riding cultivator,
working both sides of a row at one
trip, ami each time working Jusl a
little soil in around the plants, so that
When laid by the rows were on a
broad low ridge about two inches
higher than the middles, No turning
plow or one-horse cultivator was used
from start to finish. Two ami one
httlf days' haud-hoeiug was done to
ci ?, out some sheep burrs and other
weeds that came up in the rows.
The crop was planted .hine 10th
and dug in the usual way October
" d. Aller (iiring in shocks until
N i vein her Hub. the nuts were picked
Of! by hand at a cost of 10 cents per
bushel, which was by fur the heaviest
Hem of expense Incurred and one
which i hope to eliminate next year
I... u.- ing a peanut picker.
The product of the t acres was sold
I1-- last of January at '5 cents per
pound, dcli\"red at the railroad sta
ler, near th'1 farm, and weighed at
that tlliio (' .'?( *. pounds, which came
t i |th?. I">. The Vines Were Very
In uvy ami nicely cured and eottld be
retd for >"'?". which makes the total
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F th from its Scabbard, pure and
:'i. .-lied lIlC SWOI'd Of l.ee'
Fi r in the front of the deadly fight,
H Rh over the brave in the CSUSO of
Its stainless Sheen, like a beacon
a d us to victory.
F U'th from its scabbard, high in the
Beneath Virginia's sky ?
And they who saw it gleaming there
And knew Who wore It, knelt to swear
'I!;.* where that sword led they would
To follow- and 10 die.
o.:< of i;s Rciibhnrd! S'cver band
A'aved SWOI'd from stain as free,
N-.r purer .-word led leaver bar..I.
Nor cause a chief like Lee!
Forth from its scabbard! How WC
Tlifit sword might victor be;
And When (jiii* triumph was delayed.
And many a heart grew sore afraid.
We still imped on while gleamed the
Of noble Robert l.ee.
Forth from its scabbard all in Tain,
Bright dashed the sword of l.ee;
,T is shrouded now in its sheath again.
II Sleeps the sleep of our noble slain,
Defeated, yet Without a stain.
Peacefully ami proudly.
Father Abrain Hyan.
Pentecostal School closes.
The sessions of tie- Pentecostal
school, located at Long Branch) scuf
ftetown township. Miss Nellie Lane,
teacher, came to a close la t Friday.
After spending a few vocks at thoAl*
turnout Bible institute. Miss La 11? will
return to her homo in the lower part
of the State.
Repltorlals repitorloals repltorials b
'Twas a good si>;ht thai greeted the
eyes of all comers on Monday morn*
lug: a large force of hands at work
on the court house Bquaro. There is
no tolling what could be accomplished
if the suflicicnt amount of effort is put
forth. Tho civic league held a con
ference with Supervisor Humbert last
week) and in spite of the fact that the
Supervisor is ju.-t about the busiest
man in I.aureus county, he took time
to put this work of Improvement in
motion. That Bquaro belongs to Lau
rens county, not the city of I.aurens.
and every man In the whole county
Should feel U pride in it. Just wateh.
it Is going to be a place of beauty
Talk about accomplishing things,
the lad!? s of the civic league should
get right in behind the city authorities
now and fret n park. The News and
Courier had an admirable editorial
article last week about the wisdom of
at least securing the tracts of lands
that may in the future be turned Into
parks. If I.aurens is not ready now.
to build and maintain a pleasure
ground, by all meafts she should se
het a tract and purchase it right now.
The real estate values will advance
every year: buy it now, and keep it
for years if necessary. Hut then,
our town is large enough now to have
a tint? park.
in one of our exchanges of last
week appeared a good article about
boys staying at home at night instead
of prowling around on the streets.
It says: "Some people think it a
mystery that, notwithstanding good
advice, their boys grow up to be wild
und reckless men. If these hoys
were taught from infancy that home
was the place for them after dark,
rather than prowling around the
streets annoying well and sick people
alike, much of this mystery might be
explained, and young men w ith better
moral character and more Intelligent
minds would be the result. No par
ents need expect pure morals in a boy j
that prowls the streets at night, even :
if in- does go to Sunday school."
Ihn. the pan-nt ?\ill ask, " how can
we keep tlx' hoy at home?" Our an
swer to that, is that the parent who
does not know how to make a home :
in which a boy delights to stay, and i
in which he w ill ppi ml all his spare
hours, especially at night, had just as
well let his boy ?prowl" there is no
remedy; and the boy will fare about
as well on the streets as in a home
that is not attractive enough to com
pel him to stay there.
"There is a certain man in this !
town, one who has bOOlt a faithful .
<< rvnnt of the people for ninny years,
vvlios conversation lias always Im
pressed me. Ih> is as chaste and;
Cleilll Of SJ>< e, h ;l|iy lady. Never
heard hint tell a joke or an anecdote
thi.t had in it ti e semblance of vul.
garity or coarseness, and I've been 1
wltii him a great deal." So remarked :
a friend of the Reporter the other
day while casually discussing this '
On a certain side walk, say there are
two dozen 'phono and olectric light;
posts, most of v.hieh are placed on 1
the inner or outer edges, as the ease !
may he. On this same side walk, j
suppose there stands a beautiful, med- i
htm sized shade tree, the admiral ion j
of ail. located on the outside edge of
tho walk, no more In the way of the
pedestrian than .cany of the posts,
cited above. Tin n suppose repeated
appeals, "Woodman, spare that tree"
are made by both men and women,
residents of the vicinity, yon no doubt
would at once conclude that In those
circumstances one of nature's blessed
creations should be permitted to live >
on. Natural Conclusion, but wrong
if applied in a certain situation that
recently came under the observation
of the Reporter,
To Orcanizc Presbyterian Chapel.
Clinton, April 2(1. - A matter of no
llttlo interest to the First Presbyte
rian Church of Clinton was discussed
at the last meeting of Presbytery.
It Is proposed to organize the Thorn
well orphanage into a chapel itndor
the direction id' the First Prcsbyt.
Han church, There are more than
one hundred and lifty church mem
bers in the orphanage family. In
their present relation to the church
tltoy are not being trained to under
I Aland church organization, or to hs
jStlifU! Individual responsibilities. The
[church is reaching the point when it
is overcrowded even on ordinary oc
casions. Presbytery appointed a
commission to look into the matter
ami recommend what is best to he
done. On this committee are the
j Rev, Kr. Thos. II. f.aw of Spartan
burg, iho Rov. f. f. Rankln of i.au
' rens. and Mr. A. f. Spencer of Clin
ton. These will meid within the next
month to COnsidi r the nutter.
See our line of I.awn and Porch
Furniture consisting of a beautiful
line of gettees, Chairs, Rockers and
S. M. & B, II. WIlkcB & Co.
Before yon buy a new
Cotton Planter, we want to
show yon the best one for
you to use. because it vill
save yonr seed. Time and
labor, that means money to
The Deere &
is the Best?there's several
reasons, bet us tell you.
Real Estate Agent
Sleep over your rights
if you want to, but 1 am
going to sell 2 stores just
east of the Court House,
100 feet for the small sum
of$S,000.00. Don't wait
until the other fellow gets
it, but write or phone 75.
i lot containing a store room
ami rlwelling\in good shape
for ."j^o01 ).<!<)** \ -
i house ami rot am1, barn
good well right in town, on
water and light line only X2500.
1 lot fur $300.00
Ami ottier property in town
and county, si r me before buy
ing and sell ins? I < >r terms.
P. S. JEANS
Clinton, S. C.
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I.aureus, S. C.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Curd CoMs, Croup ami v.'!,.. t.;.... Couch.
Wc say Everybody's, be*
cause wc do not know of a
foot that wc can not dress with
the ri<;ht Shoe.
The Business Man or the
Swapper Young Fellow can
find Iiis Shoes here. 2 1 j to #6.00
The Old Gentlemen or
the Mechanic can find his
shots here, 2.00 to $4.00
The woman who walks or
the Society Woman can find
her Shoes here, 2.00 to ? V i
The School Hoc or the
School Girl can find their
Shoes here. 1.25, to $2.50
The Parents, looking for
Children's or Infants' Shoes,
can find jnst the ripht Shoes
here and have them correctly
Kverybody can find .Shoes
here in splendid values?the
P.est Shoe made ? and find
them pleasingly priced.
The One Price Shoe Store.
Customers Shoes Shi net! Free.
Get It At
Our store is full and overflowing with pretty
summer materials, and we are offering* special in=
ducements for Mav.x
We want you to visit our store this month
and inspect our large well assorted stock of Dry
Goods, Millinery, Notions and Shoes, we can
make your v isit profitable and interesting.
Specials While They Last
Sea r.sland worth 5c, ottf special 3c
Yard wide Madras, white billy, Worth
\2]jC and :5c, our special price 100
All our hest Calicoes 5c
A large and varied line of Silks worth
coc, OUT special price 7,()C
Silk PettiCoata in all COlotS, worth
#<).?o, our special pric e while they
,<uM is *449
Don't miss the opportunity of visiting
Ottf store. Wc have the g?ocl.? at the ri^lit
O. B. Simmons & Son.