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Farm and Fireside.
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The Advertiser desires to furnish
reading matter of every possible kind
to interest its various and varied read
ers. Of course, being published but
once a week, the paper is somewhat
handicapped as to space, and many
items of interest arc very often neces
sarily omitted. This column is intend
ed to interest the farmers and house
wives among our readers; it is open to
any who wish to contribute short arti
cles on subjects pertaining to farm and
home industries; and from time to time
we will reprint items appearing in the
various farm journals.
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Crop Condition Report.
Statistics just made public by the
crop reporting board of the department
of agriculture, show that the condition
of the cotton crop in South Carolina on
June 25th was better than for several
years past, and also above the average
June conditions for the past ten years.
The South Carolina crop stands at 84
per cent, as against 79 per cent on the
same date in 1907 and 77 per cent on
the same date in 1906.
Qivc Attention to Live Stock.
Live stock also will help to make
good use of a large acreage with a
comparatively small number of labor
ers; but, at least, part of the laborers
will then have to be above the ordinary
cotton-field type. For one who has not
had experience with live stock, more
risk would be run in attempting to grow
it than there would be in raising hay or
oats, or even corn. The risk of loss in
live stock raising would increase as the
attention given by the landowner to the
enterprise decreased, unless he should
be fortunate in having a manager who
understood the business and who was
reliable and could he depended upon to
continue the work from year to year.
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Cleansed Cotton Seed.
Cleansed cotton seed saves much ex
pense and labor in thinning out the
stands; so says Mr. W. E. Worth, of
Willington, N. C, in a letter to The
Advertiser. By mechanical process he
claims to get rid of all the immature
seed, leaving only the best matured
seed for planting. There is truth in
what Mr. Worth has to say about the
superfluous planting and hoeing. Fol
lowing is an excerpt from his letter:
"These seed are cleaned by a me
chanical process of my own and are in
no manner injured for seed purposes,
no chemical of any kind being used on
them. There are two hundred thousand
seed in a bushel.
"Experience in planting these seed
this spring shows that if dropped by a
corn dropper, any distance desired, two
to three to a hill, under ordinary con
ditions a perfect stand will be obtained.
Plainted in this way 18 inches apart,
one bushel will plant 10 acres.
"My experience in cleaning cotton
seed proves to me that about 35 per
cent of them are immature. These I
take out mechanically and prepare for
planting only the best.
"By using these seed, and planting
tin- same as corn, the expense of chop
ping out and hoeing is eliminated, and
by planting the best seed there can be
no doubt that there will be an increase
in the yield of cotton."
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The Soilth's Cotton Production.
The South is producing an average of
about twelve million Dales of cotton a
year. The time is rapidly coming when
this must be increased to twenty mill
ion bales or more to meet the world's
requirements. The gain in consump
tion will require an average of half a
million hales a year. At this gain it
would'require but ten years to make it
necessary for the South to raise seven
teen million or eighteen million bales
There is no reason why the world will
not eventually need forty million or
fifty million bales or more of Southern
grown cotton; and with good prices and
an increase in the labor supply, even
this would not be the limit of the
The pract ical monopoly of cotton pro
duction is a potential power for the
South as great as would he an equally
strong domination of the world's iron
Sooner or later, when this section
fully comprehends this great power, it
will make the world pay tribute to its
COffors, just as would England or any
Other Country which owned the world's
By reason of this condition cotton
growers ought to be the most prosper
ous farmers in the world, and in time
they doubtless will be. - R. H.Edmonds,
in The Youth's Companion.
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To Oct Rid of Plies.
To get rid of flies, screen and clean
up. The Progressive Farmer says that
to prevent the spread of disease flics
should be destroyed. It says :
"All this shows that each person
should keep his own premises clean and
have his house screened, so that flies
may not come from a neighbor's, where
there is sickness and thus carry the
disease. It has been statod that one
female lays an average of 120 eggs in a
season; and sup|>osmg that half that
ihanV nieS develop, figure up what the
number of her offspring is after three
or four general ions.
"Do not be content with keeping the
premises clean outdoors and screening
^sass^3 The Dainty Dessert
PREPARED INSTANTLY, Simply add boil
ing Waterloo! and serve. 10c. per package at
allgrocew. 7 flavors. Refuse all substitutes.
the house. Do not leave food uncover
ed and keep the iloors and the t aides
clean. It is an error to keen a room
dark continually to keep out flies. Flies
do not like a room where there is no
moisture or mold. Let in the sunlight,
and make the rooms unpleasant for
them. Where there is no sunlight they
will find conditions they like, even
though they gather at windows where
light comes in. Have screen doors
hung to swing outward, so flies will
move from the house as a door is
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Interesting and Snappy.
Interesting and snappy paragraphs
are these from the Farm .Journal:
When in doubt set another hen.
Shorten the row by grinding the hoe.
Rainbows can never be seen in bung
Men who pay as they go usually do
not go very often.
He who fears the storms spends many
idle days in port.
The earthworm considers the plow a
It is well to plan the work, but be
sure you can work the plan.
Take time to grind your jackknife;
many farmers carry awfully dull knives
in their pockets.
Open your heart to the sorrow of
every man who comes to talk with you
about his troubles.
Why is the careless boy like a hen'.'
Because he can seldom find anything
where he laid it yesterday.
Error is a great deal worse than ig
norance. It is better to know nothing
than to know wdml isn't true.
Make that boy a working partner.
That is, give him some interest, how
ever small, in the rewards of intelli
Pay as you go. More than one ship
has sunk by the nibbling of a rat. Let
no store-bill rats nibble at the bottom
of your home craft.
A man will wail on a bank four hours
for a fish that doesn't intend to bite;
but he won't wait five minutes for his
wife to get ready for chinch.
There isn't any music for a good far
mer in a rattling wagon. He knows
every time he drives such a wagon that
he is just shaking the money right out
of his own pocket. Tighten tilings up,
and save the wear aim tear on Hie
wagon and on your own nerves at the
"Health Coffee" is really the closest
Coffee Imitation ever yet produced.
This clever Coffee Substitute was re
cently produced by Dr. Shoop. of Ra
cine, Wis. Not a grain of real Coffee
in it either. Dr. Snoop's Health Coffee
is made from pure toasted grains, with
malt, nuts, etc. Really it would fool
an expert who might drink it for Cof
fee. No 20 or 30 minutes tedious boil
ing. "Made in a minute," says the
doctor. Sold by .1. M. Philpot.
The News of Ml. Olive.
Mt. Olive, June 20th. A heavy rain
fell in our section on last Monday night
doing much damage to corn planted on
the streams. Cotton was very much
damaged, the land being badly washed.
Mr. A. F. Redden, of this nlace, was
called to his reward on the evening of
the 21st inst. His remains were laid
away in tne Mt. Olive cemetery on
Monday afternoon in the presence of a
host of friends and relatives.
Mr. William Mahon and wife, of the
Friendship section, spent Saturday
night and Sunday with the family of
Mr. .1. II. Culbcrtson.
Our section is brightened up by the
smiles of Messrs. B, .1. and J. II. Cul*
bertson- they are both "girls."
Mr. W. 10. Washington, id' this place,
made a business trip to Hlherton, da.,
the past week.
Boy's Life Saved.
My little boy, four years old, had a
severe attack of dysentery. We had
two physicians; both of them gave him
up. We then gave him Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy
which cured him and believe that saved
his life.?William h. Strolino, Car
bon Hill, Ala. There is no doubt bill
this remedy saves the lives of many
children each year, (live it with castor
oil according to the plain printed direc
tions and a cure is certain. For sale by
Laurens Drug Co.
AS OTHERS THINK.
Everyone in Laurens Mas a Right to Mis
While everyone has a right to his own
opinion, yet it is wise to always con
sider what others think and profit by it.
Nothing makes life SO miserable, or
interferes so widely with the usefulness
of the average American as indigestion,
and it is well for us to give fair consid
eration to what others think about this
remarkable afllicf ion.
Laurens Drug Co. are positive that in
Mi-o-na stomach tablets the have an
absolute cure for indigestion and the
many disagreeable symptoms that fol
low this disease, such as distress after
eating, coated tongue, bad taste in the
mouth, dizziness, fiatulencoand nervous
Their action in selling Mi-o-na on a
guarantee to refund the money unless it
cures shows plainly their belief in the
value of this remedy.
Chamberlain's Congii Hemedy
Cuics Colds, CrOUP and WllOOptOg COUgh,
At Night Only.
Monday, July 1.3th
Traveling in their own Spec
ial Train of Cars, Band
The Plot of this Sensation
al and Instructive Production
is based upon the life of the
most interesting Character
American History has fur
Spacious Rain Proof Pa
villion, especially construct
ed for the housing of this
Gigantic Novel Entertain
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Comedy, Realism, Sensa
tionalism, Comedians, Cow
Hoys, Indians, Mexicans.
At Night Only
Rain or Shine
Free Rand Concert at 7:15
p.m. Show begins at 8:15
Sharp. Prices Reduced to
25 and 36 cents for this date
Worth doing Miles to See,
be There. If Laughing
Hurts You, Stay Away.
An uneven, warped stove topis not only troublesome?it means a waste of heat and fuel.
In order that a stove may perform its work properly llie slow-top ami the bottom of
tlie cooking utensil must come into absolute contact. This is not possible when the stove- ^
top is uneven. ^
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Buck's long interlocking "centers'1 with extra large support?which cannot "burn
out"?assure a perfectly level cooking surface.
And the "centers" tit both ways of thestove-top?so thai the wash-boiler may be placed
either lengthwise or across llie fire.
Advantages?both of them found in Muck's stove there are many more. Why labor
along with tin- old stove when you can in t. a new Muck's at prices you would have l<> pay
for a cheaper quality at other places.
Simpson, Cooper ?Sc ab b,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business.
1 f you an- in need of a nice Monu
went for loved ones I am prepared to
furnish it to you at very reasonable
prices. See me.
J. WADE ANDERSON, Laurens, S. C.
I)K. CLIFTON JOKES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Rhone: Ofllco No. .S(>; Residence 219.
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HOCKPOHT. INI I
lVi fft $
11v x< >t iiuv tiu- Ijcsi
Mom It will pay yon
every lime. "Coluni
l)ismn I'Mour is made
from tin.- pick <>l tin'
The sweetest, lightest, cleanest und
mosl perfect Hour is "Columbian"
Flour. Try il. There's a reason
quality will tell.
.1.5. Machen & Co.
L. A. McCORD
The Piano and Organ Man
A few words which you cannot help believing
unless you arc prejudiced.
SELL AS RENOWNED PIANOS for tone, quality, elasticity
of touch and skilled workmanship as are made I have no
schemes to sell a piano. When I sell a piano it is direct
from the factory to the purchaser, there being no unnecessary ex
pense. The price is the very lowest possible and the profit shorter
than of any dealer in this section. 1 do not have pianos drayed
around and left on trial, which adds to the cost and the buyer
pays it. [f you know these facts and do not buy of me (for I sell
for less) then you simply prefer to pay from $75 to $150.00 more,
which i.^ nothing but robbing one's self or of your loved ones.
LI:T ME TELL YOU ABOUT THESE PIANOS
The Starr McPhail Richmond
Chase Peerless Electric
And several makes of Player Pianos.
With every Piano sold from this date I will give free of charge
a twenty-lesson piano course in music.
L. A. McCORD
The Piano and Organ Man. Laurens, S. C.