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Prof. Harrow, Who ItcccntD Visited In
This Section, Writes of Ills Im
pressions ami Observations.
I have had the pleasure of spending
the past few days in 1,aureus county
and of getting ac(piatnted with a num
ber of the live farmers of thai section,
lake the farmers in the rest ?>f tin'
state, these are anxious for any in
formation along agricultural lines and
kept the writer so busy answering
questions for the two days spent in
the little city of Laurens that he
scarcely Mad time to think. And the
"thinking" was particularly necessary,
for seldom have I been besieged by
questions from a more intelligent body
Usually in conducting a farmers"
meeting ono is confronted with an nr.
ray of gray heads and it is a common
thing to hear the complaint that the
younger men are not attending these
meetings as they should. A very largo
proportion of th<* faces beforo me in
these meetings at Laurens, However,
have the impress of youth. It was
Indeed a pleasure to note the earnest
ness with which those snmo young
men idled their Intelligent questions.
It was my privilege to go over the
farms of si veral of those younger men
and on every hand was evidence of
progress and Intelligence that aro
hound to 1-11. Last year was far
from he Ing a favorable crop year upon
those Piedmont clays, so an average
of a bale of cotton on every acre was
no mean achievement. What if some
of the laud was fresh land? The rest
was old enough to make up for this
advantage?so old that much of the
past three years has been spent in
defacing gullies ami building up the
soil. Such is the farm of Mr. Dendy
upon the outskirts of Laurens.
Of Mr. Dendy's fresh land l have
but one cltlclsm; that is, that he has
not yet removed the stumps This is
only for lack of time, however, as a
roong his first inquiries of the writer
was. "Where and at what price can
I get a satisfactory stump puller?"
Upon receiving the Information his
remark was: "If I can get i. hei'O 111
time, I will have those stumps out this
spring before I plant." Contrast Mr.
Dendy's Held of S2 bales upon 82 acres
with that of ins neighbors, who on an
equal area of land fully as good or
iginally, marketed M bales, and we
have the old and tin- new - an example
Ing It mow" will accomplish. It 1h need
less to say that Mr. Dendy's slogan If
"rotation of crops, legumes and veg
It Has Hern Done.
Laurens Is among the too few sec
tions of this state in which there \t
live and growing interest in dairying
So great is this interest that the tlm<
is about ripe for the formation of ;i
local dairymen's association, or bet
ter still, a branch of the State Live
Stock association. With stich an or
ganization in their midst i venture
th<> assertion that there will soon
c ase to he much of a demand foi
nitrogenous fertilizers in this sec
tion. In fact judging from th?i si/.r
, of man) of the cotton stalks I saw in
this neighborhood, nitrogen Is even
now not the greatest need of much
Of this soil.
When we learn thai Laurcna Is
the home of that wide-awake dairy
man and president of the State Live
Stock association, Mr. \V. 1). Byrd, one
is nut surprised at the unusual inter
est in dairying. Even If such men as
Uyrd and Dendy should settle in less
progressive comnvtsnitlo? they would
soon prove the leaven to start the
w hole community to "rising."
So much for the taffy, if you choosr
I to call it such, although I have written
'every word in the greatest earnestness,
Now for the medicine.
We hear a great deal more about
Cholera among hogs in this state than
. the facts deserve. I found one farm
er with the usual cholera scare. While
' not an export Upon llOg diseases, the
description of the symptoms bore ev
ery earmark of this scourge. I was
jabout to urge him to send for the
i state Veterinarian when I thought to
ask about the food the hogs bad been
receiving. Beef entrails, while they
'may ho fairly nutritious when fresh,
certainly do not improve from a san
i Itnry standpoint with age, and the man
' who is fending his liogH upon such
: stuff should be no more surprised when
they show symptoms of cholera than
, he would be at heing attacked by
"cholera" if his customary diet was
; rotten meat. The symptoms of cholera
and ptomaine poison are very similar
I and it is more than probable that much
: of the so-called cholera we hear of in
this state can be traced directly to
I bad food, it Is a lamentable fact thai
I the majority of peoplo seem to think
thai the hog possesses some power,
no! possessed by other animals, ol
digesting and thriving on material that
would be sure death to all othe rs. "Not
fit for a hoc to eat." is an ovorv.dnv
? expression and expresses the prevall
i lug Idea.
When will our people recognize the
fact that there is a very close rcsem
M; nee between the physiologies of all
? animals, especially those possessing a
i single stomach, and that If food is
. unfit for one, it is unfit for all While
s the feeding of beef entrails is not a
I common practice?largely because they
are not til ways easy to obtain?yut it
i Is to often the custom to lay aside the
Inferior and damaged corn for the hogs
II and many farmers. In showing their
hogs, in pride have said to me, "I've
' fed them nothing but nubbins nnd
damaged corn." He may have been
' proud of his hogs. The hogs could
i not speak, so 1 did not get their opin
i ion of him.
The sooner our people realize that
good sound food fed in a sanitary
way is as great an Inducement to
? health In the hog as to man, the soon
? or will the hog industry of this state
! be placed upon a firmer footing. With
proper care and feeding th< I is no
? i animal upon the farm that will pay
! I a bigger board hill. Hut w e aru asking
11 for more than we deserve jf we ex
i poet this to be the case If we do not
provide healthy food. The hog is
? primarily a grass and root eater. He
cause he lives and even thrives upon
foods that it lias never intended by na
ture he should eat, many of us rather
use him as the common scavenger of
thi> farm. It is needless to say that
Iiis flesh when formed rroni such mn
? terlal is about as healthy and the Idea
of eating it is as appetizing as would
be roast buzzard or carton crow pie.
One Of The liest.
This was the first opportunity I
have had of really seeing something
<>t' I.aureus county, and it strikes me
, that this is one or the best of the Pied
mont counties. Not that the soils them
selves differ so materially from the
rest of this formation?they are the
usual good red clay hut the general
contour of the land is much less brok
en than other sections. It is more of
a rolling than a hilly county, and I
saw many fields of apparently large
. acreage in which the slope of the land
was so gradual that hut few terraces
wore even now deemed necessary and
? many of these could lie dispensed with
if deeper plowing was practiced.
As a consequence of these gentle tn
, elines, much less washed and gullied
' land was in evidence, and the whole
j country presented an appearance of
good farming that was a delight to see.
I Laurens county will again he heard
LAUKfcNS, S. C, MARCH 16. 1910.
from, from an agricultural standpoint.
?D. N. Harrow, South Carolina Field
Editor, Progressive Farmer.
FACTS FROM RABUN CUEEK.
Young People's Society Organized by
Rabun, March 1">.?A large number
of young people of this community
met with Mrs. Cora Beason as leader,
Sunday morning at Rabun to organize
a young people's society. The meet
ing opened with reading and prayer
by Mr. Walter Baldwin, after which
the following otlicers wore elected:
Mr. Sloan Million, president; Miss Ru
cla Wolff, vice president; Miss Alllo
Babb, secretary and treasurer; Miss
Mao Babb. organist; Misses Vivian
Owens, Mae Babb and Mr. Walter
Owens, music committee.
The members enrolled: Mrs. Cora
i Boason, Misses Vivian Owens, Alllo
Babb, Mae Babb, Cora Putman, Mamie
Stone. Rucla Wolff, Dr. J. W. Boason,
Sloan Mabon, Laurons Mahon, Claude
Mabon, Laurens stone. Palmer Roper,
Horace Cray, Haskell Cray, Walter
Owens, Jesse Wolff. Archie Owens,
!:::^r:;c Holt. We hope at our next
meeting which will be the second Sun
day morning in April at 10 o'clock to
have many more join in with us. The
society was fortunate in getting such
a leader as Mrs. Beuson.
Mr. Laurens Bat of Green Pond
spent Saturday night with his uncle,
Mr. O. W. Babb.
Mrs. Rebecca Owens spent several
days last week with her daughter. Mrs.
Eknlly Holder near Green Pond.
Mrs. Luln Baldwin was the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. A. Coats of Friend
Mrs. Eliza Putman and daughter,
.Miss Cera spent Saturday with Mr.
Orsborne Hlx and family.
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and refreshing hair dressing. Besides
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"I had given up hopes of ever being
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Dress Linens in colors, natural, blue, brown,
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Repps in white, green, blue f c i
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Spring Millinery Display
French Lawn, 55 inches wide,
Hursette Silks, 27 inches wide,
Friday and Saturday
of This WeeK
We will also show a full line of
Dress Goods and
Ready to Wear Garments.
The Ladies Store. L. A. Sparks.
Ready to Wear Garments
It will be our purpose to strive at all times
to keep on hand Ready to Wear Gar
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Laurens has long needed a store of this
kind and we will endeavor to supply the
need. We ask that you inspect" our
Coat Suits in white, blue,
and tan Linen, at
Pure Linen Coat Suits
Pure Linen Coat Suits, at $10s36.50
Tafetta Silk Suits, at $15 = 10
White Linen Shirt Waists, nicely
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