Newspaper Page Text
' UX- : ' . ' ' '
?be Ctjeraui Cfjroiticlc * : ^ "Tie Not Id Mortal* to Command Su ccese, but We'll do More, Sempronl oub, We'll Deserve It" Volume 18 CHERAW. CHESTERFIELD COUNTY. S. C., JANUARY 29, 1914 Number 11 ' > ' Cultivation H. T. Prosser, Agricult Air Line Railway, G Farmers of South1 es Importance < ic One of the most important prob- j lems in t'ae proaucuon 01 ungnt | tobacco is the proper selection of seed. Too much stress cannot be laid on this subject. The grower should bear in mind the following points: First: Lightest soils produce brightest tobacco. Second: Select variety of seed best ^ adapted to your soil. ? Third: A section should grow only one or two varieties of tobacco if | soils are common. Fourth: Do not attempt to grow bright wrapper Or cutters from a variety of sun cured or shipping, tobacco. Best prices are paid for wrappers and cutters of specified shape, fineness of texture and of bright' color. Fifth: Make germination test on J seed. I i '"C " Real Estate y- Loans . Insurance We n p?-An1Ktaas ? Y Bonds Pho1 The varities best suited for producing bright tobacco are: "Warne," one of tJhe best standard varities. Fine for cutters and wrappers. Grows well on all tobacco soils. "Hester," which has medium large leaf. Cures bright. Popular with bright leaf tobacco growers. Grows excellent on sandy, loam soil. "Gold Leaf," grows well on sandy soil. Has long, fbroad leaf and is used largely for wrappers. Testing Seed. Be sure that you get good seed and of the right variety. A weak, imperfect seed will make an imperfect plant, therefore you should test your seed in order to insure yourself against having failure in plant bed. To do this, take U?0 seed carefully counted out, place them between two wet blotters. Put these blotters be n-uon tn-n r-liitia illy t AC tn holfl Ulois Deposit yc ? ir The Bank CKera.v STRONGER THAN ALL OTHER B 40 compoi 0 in savii of Tobacco ? a ural Agent of Seaboard ;; lives Information for ? Carolina?Stress- r. of Seed Select- I tare. Keep in warm place in house at ii a temperature of 70 degrees to '80 u degrees from nine to 11 days, keep- n ing blotters moist but not wet. At si the end of this period, seperate blot- o ters and count sprouted seed. This t< determines percentage of good seed, c and is a guide to the quantity of the b seed to sow. ti It ?.nniiir?c J ft nlnnfs tf> set an I D acre in rows SVs feet apart and three a feet in the row, or 3,400 plants in p rows four feet apart and three feet C; in the row. Some tobacco growers tl set plants only two to two and a half P feet, in the row. Expp6rience has j a shown that about 75 per cent of seed a germinate in bed, and a less percent- i P age will be available for setting An j li ounce of seed contains froin 300,000 to 11< 400,000 seed in number, allowing for b all immature seed (those covered too n t s. ? FIRE lake a specialty of writing fir ' . *' * ie84 Maynard-Rale; deep and for loss by accident) there j should he about a,sou seed or pianis available for transplanting out of one 0 ounce of good seed. Many growers determine amount of seed for four to b six acres by measuring one table- p spoonful to plant in the bed. The j( grower must remember, however, p that many of these plants are small p at the time of transplanting Since ti the whole crop should be set about w the same time, it is best to plant a e larger bed oy have two beds that will fi produce the required number of nni- s] form sized plants to set his entire field. Again, it is best not to put too R. many seed on one bed as they might t} be too thick. gj Size of Seed Red. fj A bed six feet by 23 feet producing from 12,000 to 20,000 in the agger K gate, ordinarily snouia nave i-.s ounce fresh seed sown on it. It is much ^ safer, however, to have two such beds * ei 01 tl I rc >ur money ? O! Ol ^ Ol S( K( 1 n of Liherawil tl /?s? c*, 1)1 ANKS IN THE COUNTY COMBINED * inded quarterly! lgs departmerv V )r this number of plants, as the large umber of forward, thrifty plants is great advantage for the grower. The common practice of the bright ibacco growers is to plant seed bed ontaining 2-10 square feet for four 3 six acres of tobacco. Make bed ourier" last week, of "Within the ather narrow and longer to save campling on plants when they are! eing pulled. The location, exposure, protection com frosts, insects a'nd parasitic disases should be considered in selectlg site for a seed bed. The exposres are preferable in the order rymed: Southern, southeastern, outhwestern and western. Because f better moisture .and more uniform jmperature it is most desirable to loate the seed bed near a lake, pond, rook or river. Where aboue loca^ ion is not convenient, select a place rotected on the northsidc from rost nd winds, with the open southern exosure so that the spring sunshine an reach plant in the morning and irough the middle of the day. When ossihle, make t;he bed on new land s there is less danger from .grass nd weed seeds, larvae, insects and lant diseases. The trees, wood, mbs, trash, etc., from fhe spot seated may be left on the ground for urning. Remove any stunfps that light be on this spot. i I N S U R e insurance and represent < J ones Paid Prompt^ .,, y Realty & Trust Kurning the Red. This small task can be done by any ne during a few days of dry weather. If you burn logs on the bed, it is est to lay them on rails or limbs or oles placed a few feet apart so the >gs may be kept above the ground. ill _ -11 ,u. ???? rsntii-a I in in an lilt; apatco u*ci iuc cumw lace to be burned with chips, limbs, ash, brush or anything of the kind hioh will cause the fire to burn venly all over the ground. Start re on leeward side so it will burn lowly. A 6low fire kept near the ground ives best results, as the moisture in le soil to a depth of several inches lould be converted into steam, and lis requires a great quantity of heat. The burning kills any insects or rass seed in the soil, heats the soil nd gives ashes' as part fertilizer for le plants. As soon as the burned bed has cool3, it should be broken with a rake r hoe about two inches deep and iroroughly pulverized. Remove all jots or trash. Do not trample over pd any more than can be helped, eave surface in a level, loose, por,is condition, then broadcast about tio and a half to two pounds mixture ' [ hight grade fertilizer and cotton;ed meal to every three and a half luare yards and throroughly and 1 irefully rake in. The seed bed lould lie prepared very carefully as ' le tobacco seed are very small and iquire the best of soil conditions for : le small rootlets to feed in. Protection of Red. Before or after sowing the seed, lace a small ditch around the bed Continued on page 4. FOR RENT Two connecting office rooms in new Post Office building, fre j lights, water and heat. See us for rates. Cheraw Insurance & Trnst Co. WHAT LEGISLATURE IS DOING That is of Special Interest to Chesterfield Count) People* The following bills have been introduced: Mr. Stevenson?JTo amend section 174, code of civil procedure of 1912 relating to the place of trial of certain civil actions. Mr. Stevenson?To authorize the trustees of the school district of the town of Cheraw of Chesterfield county to issue bonds for the purpose of erecting additional school buildings and equipping same and purchasing lot or lots. Mr. Stevenson? A joint resolution to amend section 20, article 3, of the constitution: "Except where there is only one candidate nominated for the place to be fiUled at such election in which the election shall be viva voce without any roll call.j' Mr. Odom?To regulate contract between teachers and school trustees, and to provide lor a penalty for noncompliance and liability of trustees. \ Mr. Cdoni?To amend section' 6 of an act entitled "An act to provide for the establishment of a new school district in Chesterfield county and to I'ltiinriio low niirl collection of a local tax therein," approved 22nd day of December. 1S8S, with reference to poll and constitution tax. ?? 7- -_*i A N C E only the best old line comps Co., Agents CS Mr. Laney?To amend section 1743, volume 1. code of laws, 1912, by increasing the maximum per cent of assessed valuation for issuing school bonds. Mr. Laney?To authorize the insurance commission to revoke #or suspend the-license of any foreign insurance company or association authorized by him to do business in this State whenever such company or association shall remove any suit or proceeding against it in any count of this State to any federal court without the consent of the other party or parties to the suit or proceeding or when any such company or association shall institute a/?uit or proceeding against any citizen of this State in any federal court. The senate passed the Laney bill, providing for a change of text books in the schools of the State every fiv? years and then only 50 per cent An amendment offered by Senator Crouch, and adopted, takes away from the State board of education the power to grant State teachers' certificates and the power to revoke them. Senator Lide offered an amendment providing for a whole change Df books two years from now and for the Lan?y provision to go into effect five years later, but this amendemnt was killed. Senator Laney announced that he lie was having a bill prepared which would compel public schools in the State to use the same text books and not allow certain schools in towns j and cities, as at present, to choose their own text books. He said that he looked for a fight against this. Proposals for submitting to the people a referendum on state wide prohibition, and repealing the constitutional provision against selling of whiskey, except in original packages, are slated for action by the legislature. A favorable report was made in the kill senate oil uie oie>eii&uu uin iu pru" vide for the direct election of United States senators. The Carlisle bill to allow county suContinued on page 4. r OLD CHERAW | CHAPTER D. A. R. \ HOLD PLEASANT MEETING Old Text Rooks and Samplers Exhibited?Papers Read?Spelling Match Euliens Occasion. A very pleasant meeting of Old Cheraws' Chapter, D. A. R's. was held Friday afternoon last with Mrs. E. A. McCIellan as hostess. The program for the day was: "He taught his scholars the rule of three?writing aind reading and history."?Arnold. Paper: "The History of Education in the Middle Colonies."?Miss Courtney Watts. . Paper: "Colonial Text Books with Exhibition of old Books."?Miss Mabel Mclver. Reading: Selection from "The Pres+ /-if T.rirrri nio 1794" hlf T-? 11 1JI1L Oiaic KtL lllguuu AIM* ?0? Jones?Mrs. Wm, H. Wannamaker. Old text, books and samplers made by our grandmothers were on exhibition. ' \ Wje are eager mies serve you* ^ ' -""Mf aw> appreciate C. ' your business ' p- j After the business was over a spelling match was suggested, so with the old "Blue-back" speller at hand, all spelled manfully, the" long syllable words of that book, with Miss Eleanor Godfrey as teacher. Visitors at the meeting were: Miss Ervin, of Kollock and Mrs. Spann, of Sumter. Mrs. McClcllan served a delightful salad course after which the meeting adjourned to meet with Mrs. Wm. H. Wannamaker in February. Death of Mrs. M. A. Eddins. On Wednesday morning, January 21, 1914, the immortal spirit of Mrs. M. A. Eddins left this earthly dwelling . place and entered into eternal rest to be at home with God. She was in the eighty-second year of her life and was ill for, only a few days. She was conscious tb the last and the end came peacefully for she feared God, trusted her Savior, loved her church and strove by all means in her power to do his will. Hence we feel confident it is well with her soul. Her body was laid to rest in Pine Grove cemetery on Thursday at 12 o'clock. She was a splendid neighbor and had many friends. She is survived by two sons, three daughters and one gradnson, whom she raised from an infant. ' It is grief to know we shall see her face on earth no more, yet we submit to the Will of God and feel that she has passed from a world of sin and sorrow to the land where all is peace and happiness. "WVin whn wnuld lfvn olwavs nwnv from his God? Away from your Heaven, that bessful abode; Where saints of all ages in harmony meet Their Savior and brethern transported to greet: While the anthems of rapture unceasirtrlv rnll "OV 1 And smile of the Lord Is the feast of the soul." A friend. ' Ruby, S. C., Jan 25, 1914. The Chronicle is only $1 per year \