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SPARTANBURG COUNTY PLANTER APPLIES
BUSINESS METHODS IN HIS FARMING
Writer In The State Tells How Mr. L. F. Pearson of
Woodruff Makes Farming a Paying Business-**
Some Fine Money Crops.
I have often been moved to ex
claim Inwardly. '"How long, how long
will our people remain in bondage to
the Idea that funning lends Itself apt
ly to unskilled labor that it Is a
Bort of residual occupation available
for anybody that can not make good
elsewhere!" Hot especially did
this lament rise to mind when ex
amining the remarkable exhibit
shown ut the Spartanbnrg county
fair recently by U F. Pearson of
It was not that Mr. Pearson had any
one particular product to show,
which could not be purelleled by
others, nor that he eould boast one
acre yields of surpassing quunlty, al
though in both these respects his ex
hibit and records were of the best.
What deeply impressed every one
who saw this exhibition was the di
versity of products, each and all be
ing of the best, tho demonstration of
thorough grasp upon the latent pos
sibilities of our soil and climate, the
revelation there made of practical
achievement upon a single farm of
200 cultivated acres managed directly
by Its owner.
An Kloqueut Message.
If there are songs in brooks and
Bermons in stones, then certainly
there was an eloquent message to
every Carolina fanner in that surpris
ing exhibit It is not possible under
the conditions of print to convey this
message in all its detail or its compo
site effect as a winde, but some meas
ure of its contents ought without fail
"i be made known to our people at
The exhibit occupied some 2fi feet of
tlie counter, wall space and ground
immediately in front along the side of
the building devoted to such products
At first glance you would have sup
posed it to be an assemblage of se
lected products from a do/en farms
throughout the county Not a few
found It difficult to overcome their
very natural incredulity upon being
told that everything there had been
?l i product of this year's operations
on u single farm, and that farm right
here in our own Piedmont belt, some
20 miles from Spartanburg.
By way of analyzing this exhibit in
orderly and (dear fashion, let us take
one type of product at the time, alter
u brief catalogue of tho whole. Of the
ordinary staple crops, Mr. Pearson
had cotton of two varieties on exhibit,
corn in eight varieties, cowpeas in
several varieties, sweet potatoes in
four and Irish potatoes in three varie
ties, haled hay of two or three, wheat,
oats, sorghum cane in two varieties
one for molasses, the other for forage
use; besides line samples of about
every garden vegetable commonly
used in these parts. Then there was
butter, in business-like cubes, wrap
ped in oil-paper, stamped with the
maker's name and address; also cream
nicely put up to present an attractive
appearance There were also a doz
en or so patent sections of honey.
In addition to all this, he had nicely
cleuned seeds in quantity ami of sev.
oral kinds, uuch as cam-, mustard,
black-eyed peas, etc.
Until this year he lias always used
the ('u)pepper variety of cotton, but
during the past season experimented
with the Money-maker, ami is well
pleased with it. The claim is made
for thin variety that it will yield 42
pounds of lint to the 100 pounds of
seed cotton, but he was not ., ??: pre
pared to substantiate this. The im
portance of careful selection of varie
ty and seed according to the purpose
in view is thoroughly appreciated h>
Varieties of Corn.
The varieties of corn at present in
favor with him are the following:
Marlboro's Prolific, white Baldwin,
Yellow Orange, a rich colored corn
originated in Tennessee, and line for
fattening purposes; Kqtial Deal, the
Dent for short season use, as it ma
tures quickly, and the Mammoth
White. The last named was an es
pecially line, handsome looking corn
of immense size and a favorite, be
cause "It never blows down ami never
rots,'' although slow growing, so as
to require the full length of season.
As regards peas. Mr. Pearson uses
?).<* Pnknown for hay and the Whip
poorwill for grain or for splicing in
witli another crop to improve the land.
The former yields far more vine, hut
requires more time than the latter
Perhaps, on the whole, the most
striking part of this exhibit was seen
in the potatoes of both kinds, sweet
and Irish. Of the former he had
VlneleBs yam. the Providence, the
Nancy Hnll and the Triumph, but de
cidedly recommended the last-named
variety as unquestionably the best.
Ho gets tho slips from J. K. Crosby of
\ Waldo, Fin., who makes the slips
I from potatoes raised from the seed.
This plan results in a more vigorous
potato, yielding heavily and keeping
easily until far into the next summer.
Thf samples shown varied from In to
Hi inches in length and three to live
in diameter a shape suited belter to
thorough baking than big potatoes of
spherical form. He said the Triumph
also has the merit of quickly becom
ing sweet and lit to eat. Over 350
bushels to the acre could be made, ho
believed, on lair land, as he himself
had done so repeatedly.
Irish Potato Exhibit.
Thus far I have mentioned nothing
that I have not seen equaled here and
there, so far as excellence in some
one product is concerned, but Mr.
Pearson's success with Irish potatoes
does surpass anything I have seen
this side of the mountains or the
Northwest, where the climate is cool
er. Tor early maturity he plants the
Red Hliss. for general purposes the
Peerless, and tor lite summer tin
Lookout Mountain. With the Peer
less he made 300 bushels to the acre,
this season and sold out easily at $1.25
per bushel. Kven 15-cenl cotton can
not touch this in financial results
The Lookout Mountain is valuable, he
finds, because it can be planted late
n July and will then make a very
late crop that keeps perfectly until 1
the next summer without fail. In
his opinion the potato, rightly manag
.id. affords an excellent money crop
for this Immediate section.
As to sorghum. Red Top Orange Is
the sort for syrup and Early Amber
for forage. Mr. Pearson declared
itnphatically that, without sorghum
cane for forage, sown and cut with
neas for hay or even better planted
done in drills and saved in the shock,
he could not get along now keeping
as he does 30 head of cattle and II
head of working stock.
His Own Wheat.
Of wheat he raises sufficient to meet \
all his own needs, using the Hlue Stein
variety. He has ceased using any
other than the Appier oats, finding
them far the best. Last seuson he
threshed 670 bushels from 20 bushels
sown, and sold out at $1.00 per bushel.
Asked if he had any new or excep
tional methods of cultivating and
bringing about results. Mr. Pearson
had nothing to offer, he Bald. Just
hard work, close observation and su
pervision, study of comparative re
sults obtained by various tests of seed ,
and methods, and judicious use of ma- I
nine and fertilizer. He did say. by
the way. that without barnyard ma.
nure carefully saved and applied as
well as fertilizers, no such results as
he had attained could ever have been
secured. He did not believe in fann
ing at all without some cattle to af
ford manure, while paying at least
their cost through dairy products.
His herd was made of grade Jerseys
and he sold butter and cream, ship
ping th<' latter to Spartanblirg at $1.25
Tools Ulld Machinery,
lb- has a full stock of the best up
to-date tools and machinery. Includ
ing a manure spreader, a traction en
gine for nauling, sawing, culling feed,
etc. Also an automobile is part of
his equipment, which now seems to
him absolutely Indispensable. Al
though his home is 20-odd miles from
Spartanblirg in distance, it Is but an
hour or so in time
In this Pearson farm we have act
ual demonstration of the fact that no
farmer in this region need import any
thing for his table save strictly tropi
cal products, such as coffee, sugar and
the like, and still live royally. No
HllCh exhibit of strictly local products
in such multifarious variety and uni
form quality could possibly be made
in New England, the Middle Atlantic
states and the Qulf states or any
where west or the Mississippi save In
a few localities favored like our own
in soil and climate.
We have further demonstrated the
fact that our Piedmont farmer can
make himself well nigh independent of
seasonal fluctuations in the climate,
so that If a season proves unfavorable
to one crop it will as likely as not be
JUSt the thing for another, thus af
fording compensatory results that
make the ultimate outcome of each
year's business fairly uniform ami
reliable. This diversity of products
thus assures something that all sound
business demands steadiness and re
liability, for nothing upsets any busi
ness like insecurity as to net annual
results. Hut precisely such insecur
ity forever haunts the farmer, who
stakes all upon some one or two crops
and thus puts himself largely at the
mercy of seasonal caprice.
The True Principal.
And, finally, Mr. Pearson has grasp.
??(1 clearly (ho really shrewd and sound
principle lor our Southern fanners to >
act upon, viz.: It accomplishes little j
to raise cotton almost solely, then ex
pect high piices by merely holding it
hack as long as possible from the mar
ket. Cotton known to be in existence,
and you cannot help it being known,
depresses the price almost as much
as if delivered to the market. Hut
hold back cotton by never bringing it
into existence. Plant, say. three
quarters as much as formerly, get
much for this as for the larger quan
tity formerly marketed, and mean
time use the acreage thus liberated
for products that will render you in
dependent of the teed and grocery
store. Nay more, products that will
now. in these days of steadily rising
prices upon ovoythlng that city people
have to eat. bring in good money.
The multiplication id' farm.-; like tin
one in question will do more to base
South Carolina's prosperity upon lied
rock than any other policy that could
possibly be pursued by oar farmers.
It is quite possible that there are al
ready many other farms marly or
quite the parabdl to this one. hut if
so. bi them be heard from. II is no
small part of Mr. Pearson's service to
Iiis county that he took the trouble to
organize and put in place so instruc
tive ami stimulating an exhibit. Many
there be who talk much bin do little.
Here is a man who lias put forth deeds
to speak for him.
A Methodist .Minister Recommends
ChiimhcrlnliiN Colic. Cholera ami
"I have used Chamberlain's Colic,
cholera ami Diarrhoen Remedy for
several years for diarrhoea. I con
aider it the best routed) ' havo over
tried for that trouble. I bought a
bottle of it a few days ami from our
druggist. Mr. P. It. Brooks. I shall
ever he glad to speak a word in its
praise when 1 have the opportunity."
?Hev. .1. I). Knapp. Pastor M. 10.
Church, Miles Drove, Pa. Sold b>
the l.aureiis Drug Company.
Rxamlnor What is meant. Mr
Smoothly, theologically speaking, by
Necessity and Pi. Will?
Candidate Well, where a man gives
because he belongs to a church him
self, that is Free Will. Put win-re he
gives because his wife boloilgs, that
is Necessity. Puck
Cured Croup ami Saved a < III Id's Life.
"It affords no- great pleasure to add
my testimony to that of the thousands
who have been benefited by Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. My child, An
drew, when only three years old was
taken with a severe attack of croup,
ami thanks to the prompt use o|
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy his life
was saved and today he is robust and
healthy boy." says Mrs. A. Coy. Jr. ol
San Antonio. Texas. This remedy
lias been in use for many years. And
thousands of mothers keep it at hand
ami it has never been known to fail
Pol- sale by tin- l.aurens Drug Co.
In developing the idea of truthful
ness, a teacher nslte'1 ?? question
"What Is the best the world
to do. and at tin- ho bard
A little girl raise* .. .. 11 mid*
"To get married." Mlarper's Maga
flood Cough Medicine for Children anil
Urou II Kllks, Tun.
"We could hardly do without Cham
berlain s Cough Remedy," says Mrs
Flora Despaiii of Dloyd, Ky. "I found
It to lie so good lor the croup and
have used it lor years. I can heart
ily recommend it tor coughs, colds,
ami croup in < hililrcii and grown folks
too." The above shows the implicit
confidence that many mothers place
in Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, a
Confidence based on many years ex
perience in the use of It, Nu one
need hesitate to use this remedy for
it contains no chloroform, opium or
other narcotics ami may lie given to a
child as Confidently (is to an adult.
Cor sale by l.aurens Drug Company.
Let us then be up and flying, with a
heart for any fate; we can't hope lo
go a-skying on the garden gate.
Lives of men like Wright remind us,
all we have to do is dare, at . depart
ing, leave behind us footprint.': on tin*
desert air. lioston lb-raid.
hills Her I'm- of 20 Vears.
"The most merciless enemy I had
for twenty years." declares Mrs. -las.
Duncan, of llayncsvilio, Me., "was
dyspepsia. I suffered Intensely after
eating or drinking, and could scarcely
sleep. After many romedlcs had fail
ed ami several doctors gave me up, I
tried Blectrle Pitters. which cured
me completely. Now I can eat any
thing. I am 70 years obi and am
overjoyed to get my health and
strength back again." For Indiges
tion, loss of appetite, kidney trouble,
lame back, female complaints, it Is
Uneqtialed. Only f>0 Collis at l.aurens
A.V your Or
Got.n hp i i,
Druggist and f__
DIAMOND RII A N II PI I.I.M, fur Iwi lily five
ytar? o ,i,l. .| m I!- i.. i Alwnys I<< llnhtf.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS
Twft EVERYWHERE ffiftlfi
1QU)Offer in PianosS
Factory closes the 25th year of its his
X tory, makes special offer at the end 9
^ of a quarter of a century. ^
A 100 Parrand Pianos, regular price $400, to be offered in ?
JL this section for $300 each while they last, sold direct from the
^ factory. Por convenient distribution
6 Holland Brothers
X Of Greenwood, S. C, are their author
X ired rlistrihiitnrs in this section. X
ized distributors in this section.
3C The factory wishes to double du ring 1910 (he output of S?
X any previous year and this is the reason for making this un
This Piano is the finest that money, skill, art and ex
perience can produce and is fully warranted for 10 years.
This guarantee is backed up bv millions of dollars. One %%
V price to all. Sold for cash or on terms of easy payment. Tor ^
V further information call on or write to
\ Holland Brothers S
X Masonic Temple Greenwood, S. C.
? Distributors for the Parrand Company, Detroit, Hich., and
Advertise in The Advertiser.
In view of some changes we will begin a Special Sale
I Friday, Nov. 26th I
J? which will make it to the interest of all wanting goods in our lino to attend.
j? This sale will include everything in stock and will average at least 25 per cent "J?
j? under regular cash prices. "jr
^ If you need Bedroom Suits, extra Beds, Dressers, Wash Stands, China 3?
Closets, Sideboards, Bookcases, Mat Racks, Chillonicrs, Chilferobes, Dresser- ?k
Robes, Couches, Bed Lounges, Bed Springs, Comforts, Blankets, Kitchen
? Safes, Cupboards, (.'hairs, Pictures, Masels, Art Squares, Rugs, Stoves, Ranges, ?
^ Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, etc. You can't afford to miss this opportunity. ?
?r We have a limited number of the genuine Standard and Domestic Sewing V
$T Machines, that cost $26.50 at the factory that will be sold al $28.00.
We have a lot of Cut Glass and some odds and ends in Jewelry and Silver- ^
ware that will be sold at a price to close it out.
y Everything will bo cash, positively no roods willyjo out until paid for.
Remember the Lime, Friday, November 26th.
'l The Caine & Pitts Furniture Co.
? 105 West Main St. Next Uftor to I,aureus Drue; Co.