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MADE 182 BUSHELS OF OATS AN ACRE
IN LANCASTER COUNTY IN 1880
T' make a yield of 182 bushels of ?
oatH on an acre is by no mennu mi
every day occurrence, it was done
In Lancaster counly some years ago,
and it can be done in Laurens county 1
now. Oats planting time is hero,
and the farmers may dor Ivo some ben
efit from reading the article below: i
Messrs. 10(11 to ib: In 1880 the yield (?r
oats un au acre of land in Lancaster
county created national attention. it
has been somewhat difficult to obtain
accurate information in regard to this
yield, but a very clear account is given
In the subjoined letter to Commission
er Watson from the son of the farmer
who made this record, which has per
haps never been surpassed:
Lancaster, S. ('., Aug. 21, 1907.
Your favor of 17th Instant received.
1 will gladly give you all the Informa
tion I can. which was derived from
my father many years ago.
(I) The yield of oats per acre?182
(li) Kind of oats Red Rust Proof
(3) Kind of soil gray top soil with
red clay sub-soil. The lot where the
oats were raised contained n fraction
over three acres, and is the lot now
owned by Col. Lcroy Springs upon
which is located the itoddey boarding
tit Time of sowing?early fall, I
think in October.
('?) Time of reaping i think in
May. 1 ST".', or Isxn.
it'.) Manner of preparation the land
laid been planted in cotton lor several
years previous, and each year had been
thoroughly sub-soiled with a long sub
soil plow drawn by two largo mules.
Lach your lot manure, manure from
the hack lots and ditches of the town,
as well as stable manure, was broad
casted over the Held and plowed under
With a two-horse Oliver chilled plow.
Before tin* cotton was planted a com
post preparation of cotton .seed, acid
phosphate ami stable manure thor
oughly rotted was put in the drill. |
The State Kill ft
Six days of fun and enlightenment
is what the slate fair promises visitors
this year. The fair starts on Novem
ber 1 and will continue until the night
of November 6. President Taft visits
Columbia on Saturday. November 0.
Two football games Including the
Clcmson-Curolfnu game will he
played. other attractive features
will be In the list this year.
"I'll bather Die. Doctor.
than have my feel cut off," said M. I. i
liingham, of Prlncovlllo, ill. "Ruf |
you'll die from gangrene (which had
eaten away eight (OCsl if you don't."
said all ibo doctors. Mislead, ho used
Mttcklen's Arnica Salvo till Wholly j
cured, Its cures of Ke/.Omn, Fever
Sores. Moils. Hums and Piles astound
the world. _'.">(? : t the Laurens Drug
Co. and the Piiliublto Drug Co,
If a girl Is very pretty and her dis
position Is very ugly site Is not at
traetix ? to popple who know her for
wliiii she Many a loss comely |
girl is t ruly lovi d because oi her ,
Swo'i I hchiivlor (ill till occasion -.
Swept (her Niagara.
This forriblo calamity often happens j
because a careless hoatinan Ignores
Cue rivet s warnings growing ripples!
and faster (intent. Nature's warn
ings are klliil. That dull pain or aC-ho
in the lack warns you the Kidneys
need nltcuiion If you would escape
fatal mnladdios Dropsy. Diabetes or
Mrlght's Disease. Take l'2|eetr|e Mit
tors at once ami see backache fly and
all your best feelings return. "After
long suffering from weak kidneys ami
lame hack, one $1,00 hot tie wholly1
cured me," writes .1. It Klnnkcnship.'
of Melk. Tonn, only r?oo nt the Lau- |
renn Di'. Co. and the Palmetto Drug
How is I hi I ;.i many people borrow ;
add fora. t to return? Do (hey do it
V? mils In I rce/e file Soul.
"Your on ha-: consumption. His
care is hopeless." These appalling
words wen- kpoked io (loo. t>. Dievens,
a lending uieroliauf of Springfield, N.
C by two export doctors one a lung
specialist. Then was show n the won
derful power of Dr. King's New Dis
covery. "Aftei' tllfee Weeks' USC."
writes Mr. Pievens, "he was as well
as over. I would not take all tin
money in the world for what it did
for my boy." Infallible for Coughs
and Colds, it is the safest, surest cure
for desperate Lung diseases on earth,
'tic. and $1.00. The Laurens Drug
Co. and the Palmetto Drug Co. guar
antee, satisfaction. Trial bottle free
Don't give the cats ami dogs stale,
dirty or soapy water to drink. See
that It is clean and fresh. You know
how It is yourself.
Provide Some device for supplying
water in the stable for the cows.
i he Rest Plaster.
A piece of flannel dampened with
Chamberlain's Liniment and bound on
tO the affected parts is superior to any
plaster. When troubled with lame
back or pains In the side or chest
give it a trial1 and you are certain to
he more than pleased with the prompt
relief Which it affords. This liniment
also relloves rheumatic paths and is
certain to please anyone suffering
from that disease. Sold by the Lau
rens Drug Co.
and aller tin- cotton was up, one or
two side applications.
At tills tllltO tin- lol was in lino <??? Ii -
dltlOII, tlx- top soll Im- eighteen Inches
in depth being practically "made
earth." The spring before the year
the oats were planted, l think in May,
the field w.'is broadcasted in cow peas,
which were cut In the fall. When
harvested. I remember they reseinhled
a dense matted wilderness of vines.
A two-horse Oliver chilled plow was
used to turn them in. And it will he
noted that the vine, as well as the
root, was turned in. i remember a
large, heavy log chain was attached
to the beam of the plow to drag the
vines down to prevent the plow from
i T? The manuring. This has been
partly answered under six (Hi above.
After the pea-vines had been plowed
under, lot and stable manure was
broadcasted over the held and plowed
Six bushels per acre were planted
in the following manner: A man went
across the field sowing two bushels
with the hand, then came hack in op
posite; direction with two bushels
more, and then went cross-wise of the
former directions with the remaining
two bushels. The oats grew to the
height of six feet. They were cut with
a cradle by hand. I remember that
there was only one hand who con
tinued work in reaping: ami he could
not make a full sweep with his cradle,
as it would he full before he could
make a half swing around. The oats
were threshed ami measured by Mr.
W. Mel). Ilrowtl, of this place, and Mr.
Win. I.. lOdwards (now dead), who
owned the thresher. The large yield
created a sensation at the time and
was written up by the papers.
I regret that I cannot give you an
approximate amount of the cost of
raIsliiu the oats, hut i am confident
there was a handsome profit in the
R. B. Wvlie.
Take notice that on the 8th (lay of
October. 1909, I will render a final ac
count of my acts and doings as Ad
ministrator of the estate of Susie 1*.
drier, deceased, in the Office of the
Judge of Probate of I,aureus county,
at II o'clock a. m., and on the same
day will apply for a final discharge
from my trust as Administrator.
All persons Indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before that date,
duly proven, or la; forever barred.
Ii. II. Crier.
Sept. S. 1909. I mo.
( hatten for Letter of Vdminisfrafiou.
The State of South Carolina.
Count*, of Laurent*,
lly O. C. Thompson, Probate Judge;
Whereas, ,1. Prailk Anderson made
I ail io hie, to urant him letters of ad
ministration of the estate and effects;
o! s.iiii.- i:. Anderson;
These are therefore, lo cite ami ad*
moui.h all ami singular the kindred
ami creditors of the said Sallie io,
Anderson, deceased, thai they be ami
appeal' before inc. in the Court of Pro
bt to. to bo h'-id at Lauretfs c. I!.. s. c.
on the 7th day of October, 1909, tiext,
after publication he reof, at II o'clock
in the forenoon, lo show cause, if any
they have, why the said Udmllilsirn
lion should not he granted.
Given under my baud this ..'sin day
of September, Anno Domini 1909.
0, C. THOMPSON',
a 21 Judge. Probate I.aureus County.
O HH Hr* 4". Hr* Hrv4* Hri *3". HK O
< liapc IllltS, ( bit fhikCS
in air light tin can,
S, Sccdli s RaisillS, -J.
and i lenth ii Clin nuts,
California Lemon cling
and yellow five slollC
peaches, Canned Teas,
I'rcsli and domestic
Sardines, Cheese, Bulk
and Bottled Tickles
.Snow I'lake and Pack
age Crackers, Fresh
Vegetables from the
Coast and all the sea
sonable dainties, qual
ity and prices right.
I KEiEDY BROS.
I torens. S. C.
Be it ever so Humble
there's no place like home it" it is
your own. It isn't necessary that
it should be so humble in your
We'll selTyou a Home
for a little money down and take
the balance in easy monthly pay
ments. You can move right in
and free yourself from paying
rent at once. Bring your wife
when you come to sec us about
it. She'll appreciate the oppor
Todd Building Laurens, S. C.
kct us call your attention
to the following selections
to tempt your appetite,
Choice .Salmon, Roast Beef,
Corn Beef, Chipped Beef,
Lunch Tongue, Potted
Ham and Tongue, Van
Camps Hominy and Pork
Select Desert Peaches, Pie
Peaches, Apricots, Prunes,
Apples, Tomatoes, Ivtc.
\Vc solicit your business
? and assure you the very best
Have you tried our line
of Ten and Coffee?
Mahaffey & Babb
PHONE LAUREN'S, S. C.
jeweler and Watch Maker
Your watches, clocks
and jewelry will last
longer if properly re
paired. Proper work
can only be done by a
specialist. I make it
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and to guarantee it to
Aly line of Jewelry is
new and up-to-date and
of the best quality. A
trial will convince you.
Expert Watch Maker
Next to (iray's I lotel
kaurens, S. C.
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office in Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 210.
WK have now ready for inspection or for service om Kall Footwear for Men,
W'onu n and Children. Footwear for every purpose.
We are showing all the new Models for the Fall and Winter seasons of 1909--10.
< )ur Footwear comes to ns from Makers with a reputation.
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There's chatacter and dignity to onr Shoes?there's a made-for-vou-alone appearance
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We ask for your consideration, assuring yon that your every Shoe want will receive
onr closest attention, and that every price we name, will b.- as low as the quality of the
Shoe will allow. We want yon to consider it a pleasure to buy your Shoes here.
R. E. Copeland
The Shoe Man,
Laurens, S. C.
Customers Shoes Sinned Free
The One Price Shoe Store.
Beginning' at 2 o'clock p. m.
Thirty-five lots varying in size from one acre to three
and one half acres. A 60 ft. street runs through this
property, also has a cross street giving a fine Outlet.
These are desirable residence lots and will enchance
in value rapidly.
A rare chance to invest in good paying
lots. Be there promptly on day of sale
Beginning at 10 o'clock a. m.
Nine lots 25xloo feet fronting on main st.
Two lots 21ix8o ft. fronting- on musgrove st
One dwelling lot on musgrove street.
The Vance dwelling on musgrove street.
All this property is in the very heart
of Clinton, and will be sold to the
highest bidder. Invest your
money in Clinton dirt.
J. N. LEAK
The Real Estate Man
Who Divides the Earth to Suit Your Purse.