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I CLEMSON EXTENSION WORK ?
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in reply to criticism that we some
times hear, that Clemson college will
not analyze samples of fertilizers un
less we lust Know who manufactured
them and what they claimed to con
tain, 1 wish to make the following ex
planation of just how these samples
are drawn and passed through the
Office to the chemists who analyze
them, and which will show such criti
cisms are unjust and without any
foundation, in fact
The laws on this subject recognize
and provide for only two classes of
these samples?First: Official samples
drawn by inspectors sent out for that
purpose, and Second: Fanners' or
purchasers' samples, sent to the col
j lego by the farmer or purchaser when
drawn in acordance with laws govern
ing this subject,
j Section 15oU of Statutes of this Slate
' requires the Trustees of Clemson col
, lege to send their official inspectors
I to get samples of all commercial for
! tillzers they Und sold, or offered for
sale, and send these samples to the
colloge for analysis. For this pur
pose the State Is divided into twelve
divisions, regard being had to rail
road factories and volume of fei'ter
. lizer trade. To each of these district
an inspector is sent, instructed to go
often to every depot and cross roads
where commercial fertilisers arc sold
or delivered, end draw samples from
each brand. The sample must he tak
en from at least one-tenth of the lot?
for instance. If 100 sacks in lot. he
must draw from at least ten; if f>0
sacks, then from live: If less than ten,
from all. These several portions as
drawn are placed on a paper or clean
board, and alter being carefully mixed
a sample bottle of 2 ounces is Idled.
This bottle is sealed by placing melted
wax on the cork, upon which while
still warm, is impressed a metallic
seal which would show any tamper
ing with tin- sample. On this bottle
is glued a label giving the number,
the inspector's name, and the date
of drawing. The inspector now j
writes on a sheet of paper the same
number as that on the label and an
exact copy or description of every
brsnul or mark found on the sack or
package, which must contain the man
ufacturer's name and address, the
weight and the guaranteed analysis.
All this has been done in the pres
ence Of a witness who unites with the
Inspector In an affidavit that this was
a fair and representative sample ol
the lot, and that it was drawn, sealed
and numbered before the signing.
This paper containing the description
Is then wrapped about the sample bot
tle and expressed to this office. The
descriptive paper is here Carefully
pasted in large Invoice book kept for
the purpose, and the sample is sell!
by number only to tlx- chemist. Sup
pose the number of the sample was
450, We send sample No. '150 to tin
Chemist With instructions to hunt for
the three ingredients, and with posi
tively no other marks to indicate who
made it or what it contained. After
its analysis is made, copy of same Is
sent me by the chemist. This is past
ed carefully by the side of the inspec
tor's description, and both are pub
lished in a bulletin. Until then, po ',
lively, the chemists no more know
who made the fertilizer, or what it
contained, than a Government mule.
I alone have the Information, which
I am obliged to have, or 1 could not
later publish it lor the benolK of the
farmers who buy fertilizers. Ottti
any better method be devised for In
suring both to buyer ami ?? ? ler abso
lute fairness and accuracy, both in
the drawing ami analysis of these of
(The taking of fanners' samples v.Hi
in* i rented of nexi \v< k.)
All Kinds of Furs, Muskrat
Muskrat 125c to 85cts
Mink 50c to $7.50
The Highest Market Prico Always Paid
Further Information may bo bad by
calling on or address ing
Next Door to Post Ollice, Lauren:-., S. ?'.
Sells Same Goods for Less Money
Call and See the Big Busy Store, The Red Iron Racket, The House that Sells Same Goods for Less Money.
We Clothe and Shoe the Whole Family from baby to Grand Daddy.
Follow the Crowd they will Bring You to the Red Iron Racket.
$3.98, $4.94, $6.39, $8.75
$9.97, $12.39, $16.00
for the $20.00 kind
75 cts Value 48 cts
Big Value in Millinery 98c, $1.39, 1.84. 2.25. 2.98 up tu
4.75 for the $7.00 kin.!
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Guaranteed Hat for SI.9S
Red Iron Racket
Dres9 Shirts 25cls, 39cts
48cts up to 94cts
5Ucts kind 38cts
6Ucta Uiiiil 45cts
?l .00 kind 73cts
Ladies* Pine C<tat Suits
15.00 value Special
this week 11.39
Bis Line of Drta Goods lOcts,
I5cts. 25ct?, 39cts 43cts
up to 89cts per yd
Beautiful Skirts 3.48, 4.98 to 7.94
Only 25 cents
BIG HAT SALE 48cts. 69cts, 97cts. 1.24. 1.45, 1.98 and 3.48 for Stetson
WE SELL IT FOR LESS
Remember we have hundreds of articles we cannot list here.
Come to Burns' Cut Price Department Store and see for yourself.
We sell very near everything, you'll save 15 to 35 per cent in bu} =
ing your fall goods at Red Iron Racket.
six special Bargain days each week
l ine Tailored Pants $1.98, 2.45, *2.0?
$3.4?, 4.93, 5.39 for the $7.00 kind
BIO SALE NOW ON. Boys' Suit*
for $1.08, S2.45, S2.80, 53.47. $4,25,
$5.30 for the $7.00 kind.
An Exceptional Opportunity to Buy Shears
Here we are offering you a good bargain in Shears. We
made a fortunate purchase of a leading manufacturer in these
goods. You can imagine the concession made. Well, we
have the shears now and you're going to get them at a price
that is simply ridiculous. They are Hamilton Tension
Spring Shears, every pair of them guaranteed first quality,
highly polished, size 8 inch, and worth $l.O0. Special for
Five Years Guarantee
SI OB VIEW SHOWINU
RED IRON RACKET
Same Goods for
J. C. Burns & Company's Six Cut Price Stores?Laurens, Greenwood, Greenville, Anderson nnd Spartanburg 2, S. (1.