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BUTTER AND MILK
CONTEST NEXT MONTH
In Connection With Live Stock Asso
ciation, Fel ruary 1st. and 2nd.
Much interest is manifested in the
approaching meeting of the South Car
olina Live Stock association, which is
to be held in Columbia on February
1st, and 2nd. A number of farmers
from this county will attend the meet
ing, in addition to the regular pro
ceedings there will be an interesting
contest in butter and milk. There
will be a government expert on hand
to make the awards and to deliver ad
dresses on the science and art of mak
ing butter and milk.
Prof. Hurgess of Clemson college ad
dresses the following letter to all who
are interested in the matter:
The eighth annual meeting of the
South Carolina Live Stock association
will be held in Columbia Feb. 1st and
2nd in the hall of the Lutheran Pub
lishing Co., on Main street.
Knowing that you are Interested in
the deveopment of the live stock In
dustry of this state. I give you a most
Cordial invitation to be present and to
join our association. The dues are
$1.00 per year or. by the payment of
$10.00, you may become a member for
As a stimulus to the members of the
association, we have decided to hold,
in connection with the meeting, a Mut
ter, Milk and Cream Scoring Contest.
It would pay you to enter this contest
even if no prize money was offered,
hut to encourage you to enter, prizes
will be given that arc far above any
that have ever been offered in this
state. I am sending you the rules
which will govern the contest. This
contest would not have been possible
except Cult several members of the
Columbia chamber of commerce have
subscribed the prize money. In no
way < an yon better show your appre
ciation of this kindness than by mak
ing cut l ies of your butter, milk and
cream. Chief Rawl of the Daily Div
ision of the C. S. Dept. of Agriculture
has promised to send one of his most
expert men to judge the classes, and,
therefore, you will be sure to have an
impartial judgment of your products.
While we have advanced very much in
the yield of dairy products, the quality
of these products is far below what it
should be. There is no better way
to learn how to improve the quality
than to have your product judge by
an expert, and have him point out the
defects. Therefore 1 would urge you
to make application for entry blanks
The program for the meeting is as
"First session, in a. m. Tuesday Feh.
st, President's annual address Pres.
Thomas Taylor. Jr., Columbia, s. c.
"Rotation of crops, Prof. .1 N. Har
per, Clemson College, S. c.
"Announcement of Winners in Hut- j
ter, Milk and Cream Scoring Contest,
by expert judge from the Dairy Divis
ion, L. s. Dept. <>f Agriculture,
"Building I'p of the Dairy Herd by
Mr. R. R. Welch, V. S. Dept. of .Seri
Second session. ". p. ni., Tuesday.
Feb. 1st Addrcssi B. II, Rawl. Chief
Dajry Division C s. Dept. of Agricul
"Business Session, Election of offl
cers, Report of committees.
"Third session, s p. m. Tuesday, Feb
ruary 1.?Production of Clean Milk.
Dr. Ceo. m. Whittakor, r. s. Dep't of
"Enforcement of City Milk Inspec
tion Laws. Dr. C. E, Smith, City Inspc
tor, Greenville, S. C.
"Fourth Session, 10 a. m, Wednesday
February 2. Beef Product ion, Prof,
Dan. T. Cray. Auburn. Ala.
"Poultry, Thos. E, F. Holtzhouscr,
, Columbia, S. C.
i "Hogs. Discussion led hy P. Ii. Bnil
i ey, Laurons, s. C.
"Fifth Session, '?'< p. ni. Wednesday.
February 2,?Breeding and Feeding
Horses and Mules. Dr. Tail Cutler.
"Extension Work of Clemson Col
lego, Prof. D. N. Harrow. ClChlSOU col
lege. S. C.
"General i Mscusslon."
Rules for Butter Scoring Contest.
As a special inducement for dairy
men to enter this contest prizes will
be offered hy the Columbia Chamber
of Commerce for the following class
es of butter:
1st. Dairy butter: butter offered
under this ClasslflcatiOl shall ho such
as is made, salted and pneked by the
dairymen from separator cream and
offered in the original package.
2nd. Farm or country butter: but
ter offered under this classification
shall be such as is made in any way,
'??her than from cream obtained by the
centrifugal cream separator system.
The Contest Will Be Governed by the
I. All persons who desire to enter
this contest should make application
tit once to Prof. J. M. Hurgess, See. of
the Live Stock association. Clemson
College, S. C, for entry blanks, since
all entries must be accompanied by
the official entry blanks.
2 An entry will consist of two or
more one pound prints of butter.
3. The butter will be scored ac
cording to the following stnndard.
Flavor, 45; (train, 25; Color, 15; Salt.
4. The butter must reach Colum
bia by 4 p. m. Saturday. .Ian. 29, and
the scoring will be done Monday, Jan.
5. No contestant will be allowed to
be present while the butter is being
scored, but the results of the contest
will be announced on Tuesday. Feb.
1. at the opening session of the South
Carolina Live Stock association. The
butter will remain on exhibition
throughout the meeting of the associa
G. Address the shipment to Mr. R.
R. Welch, care of Columbia Chamber
of Commerce, Columbia, S. C. Ship
by express Prepaid. The butter should
be carefully packed und wrapped, and.
to receive the highest score, should be
in the standard pound package which
Is 4 5-8 x 2 1-2 x 2 3-8 Inches. The
Chamber of Commerce will provide re
frigerators for the proper keeping of
the butter after it arrives.
7. The butter entered in this con
test will become the property of the
Chamber of Commerce to help pay the
expenses of the show.
S. Butter to be entered in classes
1 and 2 must be made in South Caro
it. No one will be allowed to make
entries in more than OHO class.
10. All butter that scores above 90
will receive a "diploma of merit.
Rules for .Milk and Cream Scoring
THIS CONTEST WILL BE GOVERN
ED BY THE FOLLOWING
1. All persons who desire to enter
this contest should make application
at once to Prof. .1. M. Burgess, Secre
tary of the Live Stock association.
Clemson College, S. C. , for entry
blanks, since all entries must be ac
companied by ofllclal entry blanks.
2. An entry of milk will consist of
two quarts of milk In quart milk bot
tles. An entry of cream will consist
of two pints of cream in pint milk bot
:!. In order that the milk and cream
entered by the exhibitors may be of
the same age when scored, it is here
hereby specified that the milk, and
the milk from which the cream is got
ton. shall be drawn from the cow on
the morning of Jan. 28 and shipped by
express as soon thereafter as possible.
4. No contestant will he allowed to
be present while the milk or cream is
being scored, but the results will be
announced on Tuesday, Feb. l. at the
opening session of the South Caroli
na Live Stock association. The milk
and cream will remain on exhibition
throughout the meeting of the ussocin
.">. Address shipment lo Mr. R. R.
Welch, care Columbia Chamber of
Commerce, Columbia, s. c. ship hy
EXPRESS PREPAID. The Chamber
of Commerce will provide refrigera
tors for the proper keeping of the
milk ami cream after it arrives.
? I. The milk ami cream entered in
tlii^ contest must he produced in
7. The milk and ere:,m entered in
this contest Will become the property
i the ('Panther of Commerce to help
pay the expenses of the show.
All milk or cream that scores
above HO will receive a diploma <>:
Prizes Offered for the Butler, Milk
and Cream Scoring Contest
By the foliibiii Chamber
Dairy butter, total amount.... * 100 00
Highest score. ;*.."? 00
Second score. 25 on
Third score. 1.". 00
Fourth score. 1" 00
Fifth score. 7 50
Sixth score. .".00
Seventh score. 2 .".0
Farm or Country Putter, total. Inn 00
Highest score. 00
Second score. 25 (to
Third score. 1.". on
Fourth score. 10 00
Fifth score. 7 .">o
Sixth score. .", tin
Seventh score. 2 50
Milk, total . ,. 25 On
Highes* score. 15 On
Second score. 7 50
Third score. 2 .'.0
Cream, total. 25 00
Highest score. 15 00
Second score. 7 50
Third score. 2 50
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heultr.j, cerrn-killing air ol I lyomci, and cure
CATARRH, COUGHS, COLPS, CROUP,
SORK THROAT. BRONCHITIS, ETC.
9} Complete outfit, including bard rublxr in
haler, $1.00, on money-back plan. Extra
bottle;, 50?. DrujyiiU cvciy where, and by
Laurcns Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
will copy any Photo, en
large any picture and
make High Grade Pho
tographs for you at the
very lowest prices. No
photographer can do
more nor offer any
more special inducement
I has always done.
I The HcCord
? motto is
g "Best Pictures, Lowest
? Come to see us.
Red May and
! Rice Meal and
Wheat Bran for
ver Skin and
Laurens, S. C.
20 acre lot on K?st Main Street
with two dwellings and other
.}7 acres near < >ra; high state
; <).| acres nearOrn: all necessary
.Store house and lot at Moimt
ville, cheap for quick '-ale 01 rent.
We have a number of other
fauns and town property for sale
cheap. Call and sec us if you
need anything in land or have
any for sale.
To(!<l Building Laurons, S. C.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
I prompt attention given to all business.
The Merchants Building;
& Loan Association \
Of Laurens, S. C. J
Will open books of subscription at the <
BANK OF LAURENS:
January 27th, 1910
The initial capital of this association is $10,000.00
with privilege of increasing same to $1,000,000.00, said
capital to be issued in series of $10,000.00 or more until
the full amount of $I,oc ?00.O0 is issued. The shares are
to be paid for at the rate of $1.00 per share a month until
the value of each share reaches the par value of $100.00,
which is estimated to be in six and one-half years. You
pay hi $78.00 and get $100.00. Our purpose is to lend
money at 8 percent, interest to aid in building and im
proving dwellings and mercantile buildings in the city of
Laurens. There is no better way to build up the city than
by aiding in the organization and management of these
building and loan associations, and while there arc several
of these associations in the city at present, we believe that
the field is broad enough for more. All progressive cities
have large numbers of these associations and their ex
perience has been that the more the better. Yotl can aid
in building up and developing your city by taking stock in
this association. Hooks of subscription open at the
BANK OF LAURENS
O. B. Simmons, W. R. Richey, J. J. Adams
Wail for the
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Sf Oet yourself ready for the Bio; Red Hot Sale X
A February 5th.
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5 Cut Price Stores. Laurens, Greenwood, Spartanburg. Anderson, S. C.