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I IDEAS ON HARMING. |j
The Uold Mine of The l-'ariu.
! visited oneo an Intelllgenl furnier
in Alabama, who was breeding lino
stoch and making large crops of wbeal 1
ii! n Bectlon that hod been tlovotcd i"
all-cotton, and though be Itupl many
cattle, I found bis barnyard so clean
that a lady could have- walked over it
in sllppors. This man realized thai
his manure was a gold mine and did
not let it run to waste, lie said thai
when he began to grow wheat, he was
laughed at, but he persevered, though
nis first crop was but six bushels per
acre, and when I was there ho was
making 1,000 to 5,00 bushels of wheat
at the rate of thirty-five bushels per
acre. He was a man who found that
it paid to feed cattle In ibi< South and
make manure. Growing large crops
of wheat, be did not have to rake pine
straw for bedding, but hail a great
surplus of straw, and some of this be
Used for Covering old red galls, and
gullies on bis farm.
He showed me large spots which
were formerly bare galls, lie cover
ed them two feet deep with wheat
straw and let It lie there to stop the
frosting off ami washing until it v us
completely rotted. Tl ui the n ton
straw plowed down dei ply put some
humus into the soil and the g>il war.
no more, in the gullies filled with
straw the soil collected, and scon the
gullies could be plowed III a'd <\ er ?
Where a man prat dices a tood m>
tntIon of crops, grows small grain an.)
feeds good gorage to cattle, plows
deeply and subsoils the red hills, he
soon finds that in the manure made
on the farm he has a real gold mine
thnt Increases in value and produc
tion year after year. The more ma
nure used, the more feed can be mown
and the more feed, tho more cattle
can in* fed;and tho more manure, the
mure corn and cotton, until tho farm
er Ih Independent of the fertilizer mix
er lluielgh (N. C.) Progressive Fni'm
ei and (husette.
Win Fertilizer* often Fall To (Jive
IiVO.ry farmer Knows that it would
bo a mere waste to put a grout quan
tity of fortlll/.or on n "sobby" soil
und oxpncl to grow a crop. There is
too much water in such soil, and
they must bo drained before good re
sults Call bO expected.
Farmers must learn, too, that it Is
unprofitable to put great (luantitles
I of fertilizer on dry. dead soils, deii
| cicnt in humus, where a part of the
plant food may be leached away in
! wet weather because there is not
enough moisture in the soil t<> dis
solve it so that it can he taken up
by the plants.
it is essential to the economical use
of any kind of fertilizers to keep these
J tacts in regard to soil formation and
plant growth in mind, because with
out then) there Is danger of forgetting
the true purpose of fertilizers the
furnishing of readily available food
for the crops, and because important
j as it is to learn about fertilizers ami
how to use them, it is oven more im
portant to learn how to take care of
the soil so as to give the crops a
chance to grow and get the most out
of the fertilizers applied.
Most Southern soils need phosphor
ic acid: many of them are lacking in
nitrogen; some are sadly delicioul in
potash; many will not grow certain
I crops because they have too much
acidity: large areas need drainage
llrst of all: but the great need of
most Southern tarins is humus, and
until this is suppll d no commercial
fertilizer which may lie applied can
lie so effective as it should lie. ?Ra
leigh (N. 0 l Progressive Partner and
Vcoliinallng Northern Horses To The
Certain general rules may bo laid
down lor the bundling 01 horses the
llrst summer alter being brought
I I I If horses are brought bore ear
ly in the winter, they do bolter the
next summer than when brought here
late in t be spi lug,
i'Ji As a general rule, these horses
should bo worked very carefully and
moderately the tirst summer.
CA) They should be fed with more
than usual care also. While they
should be fed liberally, they must not
lie overfed. Especially should they be
not overfull when given exercise. All
boy should be given at night, and then
only in moderate quantities. Since
the change of feed is complete, care
should be taken to see that it is prop
erly balanced, has sufficient variety,
and easily digested.
ill In case any animal does not
seem able to stand the work, or do
well on the teed, a change should be
made. Even though it is thought the
animal ought to do the work required
on the Iced given, If it does not do so.
a change should be made. It is a con
dition, not a theory, to he dealt with
and il is better to throw the horse
out of work, or moke some change
oi' iced, than to do permanent Injury
, to him. Ilalelgb (N. C.) Progressive
; Farmer ami Gazette.
CHOKAL SOCIETY MKT FRIDAY.
Fairly Good Crowd Attended Mooting
At the First Methodist churcli last
Friday evening, a rnirly good crowd of
people met together for the purpose
of forming und organizing tho Lnu
rens Choral tin Ion, or society although
tin- number present wi s smaller than
was expected. There was no practice
of any of the numbers that are to be
sung: tho llntebelng consumed in dis
cussions of plans and tho election of
The following officers for the socie
ty were elected: Itev. C. I'. I'arker.
president; Dr. .1. 11. Teague, v ice pres
ident: Mrs. II. K. Alken, secretary and
treasurer: Prof. W. (). I in in well, di
The next meeting of the society is
called for tomorrow night at the Meth
odist church, at 7:30 o'clock.
Services at Episcopal Church.
Services were held last Sunday
morning and evening at the Church of
the Kpiphany of this city for the first :
time in several months, the discon
tinuance of the services being'due to!
the absence of the rector and the ad
ditions to the Church building. The
work on the church has been complet
ed, and the new pipe organ will be in
stalled at an early date.
Players' Club to Meet.
The Players' club will meet in the
ofilce of Dr. It. 10. Hughes in tile Dial
Cray building tonight at S o'clock, or
at least just as soon after the conclu
sion of prayer meeting services as
possible. All tllOSO who have been
asked io lake parts will be on hand,
ready to decide upon a play and to
begin rehearsals at once.
WALL STREET ARITHMETIC
io mills make one trust.
10 trusts make one combine.
io combines.make one merger.
io mergers make one magnate.
i magnate makes all the
The Original Step Toward Becoming a Magnate is
the Step Toward a Bank's Door to Lay by YOU? FIRST
Laurens, S. C.
Wishes to Aid You to Become a Magnate
the use of a gOOdlaxative, to keep the bowels open and prevent the poisons of undigested
food from gettinginto your system.
The latest product of science is VliLVO Laxative Liver Syrup, purely vegetable, gentle,
reliable and of a pleasant, aromatic taste. Velvo acts on the liver, as well as on the
stomach and bowels, and is of the greatest possible efficacy in constipa?on, indigestion,
biliousness, sick headache, feverishness, colic,flatulence, etc. Try VP 1
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The just as good as Ours
Are not as cheap as Ours
NOW IS THE TIME!
The just as cheap as Ou.'s
Are not as Good as Ours
GREATEST OF A 1.1
Mill End Sales
Will Come to a Close Saturday Night, January 22d
We have a great many unusual Values to offer you in Odds and Ends of every description that will be sold at attractive prices for those who come and take
advantage of the few days that still remains. All the Remnants of every description will be closed out. This is your chance, don't fail to be here Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, you will find Bargains that you will not see again soon. The opportunity is yours. Don't let it pass with out supplying your wants.
Special Sale of Ladies' Dressing
Made of good quality, Flanneletts and Outings.
We nave more than we care to carry over and
will otfer them at great reductions.
Ladies' Dressing Sacks that sold for 75c. c C
to 85c. Mill End price .DO
Ladies' Dressing Sacks that sold for $1.00. /l f\
Mill End price ?uv
The kind that we sold for $1.50. Mill qq
End price . .... ?
The kind that we sold for $2.00. Mill j
Special Sale of Hen's Hats!
Fur and Stiff Hats, all worth OOo^h i Ai\
$1.50 to $3.00. Special. .vvandI.4v
50 cents kind at .
25 cents kind at .
$1.00 kind at .
Special Reduction on Blankets and Comforts
for last fev. days of the Sale.
We are determined to sell what we have, and will give yon
move for your money than you ever <^ot before.
Big lot of blankets worth #1.50, Mill End price....
Exceptional Values in 36 and 45-inch Linens.
Here is where you save money.
Exceptionally values in 36-inch Linen Sheeting J ()(?
worth 25c, Mill Ii fiel price.
36-inch Linen Sheeting, worth 35c, Mill Rnd O^w?
price . . mt%?\j
300 \.ufl of 45-inch Linen Suiting, worth 75a, JG/?
Mill lind price . *XVV>
300 yards of fine lanci) Suiting, 45 inches wide, *>(|r,
worth 60c, Mill lind price.. . OVKj
90-inch Mnen Sheeting worth $1.00 everywhere
Mill lind price. OU\j
Remember the Sale will close Saturday night.
We begin stock-taking Monday and will positively
close the sale.
Big lot of extra size i 1-4 blankets, worth $2.50,
Mill Kud price, .
Bier lot of fine plaid blankets, worth $3.50, Mill
End price, . .
Big lot of fine wool blankets, worth $4.00, Mill
Kud price .
Comforts worth $1.00, Mill End price . TO
Ladies' Skirts. All Must Go
Ladies' black and blue panama skirts, worth
$5.00 and 6.00, special now .
Ladies' black and blue panama skirts, wortli
$7.50 and $8.50, now .. .
Ladies' skirts in odds and ends in several kind of
material, worth up to $8.00, special now .
Big lot of voile skirts to close, worth up to 5i 5.OO,
special now $7.49 to .
Silks at Great Reduction.
27-inch 50-ceilt China Silks in all
colors, Mil! lind price
l?g" lot of I?'ancy Silks wortli 7; to
85 rents, Mill lind price 59c and
Exceptional values in Black Taffeta
Silks at 69, /'> and
Comforts worth #1.50, Mill End price,
Comforts worth $2.25, Mill End price, . | QQ
Comforts worth $3.50, Mill End price, . QQ
Comforts wortli $4.50 and 5.00, Mill End price, Q <?Q
Sale Ends Saturday Night, Jan. 22, 1910
We offer the people of Laurcns and County the greatest
bargain Embroidery Sale they have ever witnessed. We
have received a new lot of the greatest values we have ever
shown and it will do you good to seethe kind you eaugct at
5c, 10c, 15c and 20c.
Big lot of Odds and Ends in Ladies' and
Big lot of Ladies' and Children's Shoes at
prices that should attract. Don't miss these bar
Children's Shoes worth 75 cents to $r.oo,
Children's .Shoes worth ?50 cents, now at
Children's Shoes worth 1.25 to 1.50, now
Ladies1 Shoes worth $1.50, going now at
Ladies' .Shoes worth 2.25, going now at
Ladies' .Shoes worth 2.50 to 3.00, now at
Ladies' Shoes worth 3.00 to 4.0t), now at
59 and 79c
89 to 1.19
1.49 to 1.69
1.79 to 2.19
2.49 to 3.19
We have Bargains here for all who care to save money. You will see lots of things you want and you will never have a better opportunity to get
them at such LOW PRICES.
Don't forget that Saturday is the last day.
Come While You Have the Chance