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The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, November 06, 1912, PART 2, PAGES 9 TO 12, Image 12

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At a farmers' Inetitute not loss *go'
the question was aBked: How many
housewives have silos? You can very
easily guess the nature of the replies
to this question, for none of those
present had much of an Idea what a
silo really Is. After a Bhort explana
tion it was agreed that nearly every
one present In reality had a silo of
some kind. Some of these were used
for saving fruits, corn, and others for
preserving cabbage for future use.
We don't really speak of these as
silos, but tho effect on the Buving of
these beds when placed in Jars is the
same as It Is with corn when stored
In the silo; In other words, silage Is
green corn preserved by storing In an
air-tight structure.
There probably are very few farmer
boys that do not remember some rainy
day or evening when nil hands got
busy preparing tho cabbage to 1)11 (he
kraut Jar. Probably no thoujfht was
given the' subject ?JeCcV.8e<It was a
yearly task, and no one realized that
in effect the saving of the cabbage by
making It into kraut is the same as
making corn silage. It undoubtedly
served a good purpose in keeping the
family In a healthy condition during
tho winter months when other green
food was not available. Tho snme Is
true of silage, which affords a succu
lent and nourishing feed for the live
There may he a question as to
whether all stock will eat the sour corn
Silage, but give them a chance and this
thought will he quickly dispelled, for
all stock eat silage very greedily, and
the returns In the form of milk and
meat will amply pay for all the trouble
and expense.
Yours very truly,
*'I certainly do liko to work on n
job where the material is furnished
by tho Augusta Lumber Co."
"Everything they furnish is rir.ln
? never any botch job -?carelessly
finished sash, doors, blinds, etc
Things go smoothly ?. contractors
feol good?we don't get called down,
and when the building is done, she
look* fine."
That carpenter was simply experi
encing the result of a perfect organi
When you build, let us make you
tn estimate on your requirements.
It will save you time, trouble and
expense, and you will be certain of
?n A No, 1 job.
Our specialty is complete house
h?ls. Call or mail us jour specifi
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Edited by J. EL WAGGON ER .
"Whin the frost is on the. pumpkin and tiic fodder In the shock"
Stable Manure Supplies Many Plant
Food Elemen .8 and Adds Humus to
the Soli?Calcium Should te Ap- .
Howard Eldrldge, Portervllle, New
York, writes as follows: "1 am a far
mer living In Erie county, New York.
The soil raises very uood crops in
everything except inn wheat and oats.
The average yield o( this grain tprthb
past few years has been fifteen of
twenty bushels to the acre, as coin
bared to flftj hU8hel8 to an acre a few.
years ago. How can this land be Im
proved ?"
I The principal plant food elements
am nitrogen, phosphorus, pot is. tum,
Mud calcium. These are necessary for
the production of crops. If any one
of these elements is 'deficient, it will
mean that the crop production will b.e
lessened. 'Continuous cropping with
out rotation, combined with poor cul
tivation, Is bound to result In de- j
creased yields.
The nitrogen can bo replenished by
growing leguminous crops, such as
clovers, cowpeas, soy beans, Vetches,
etc. Also, by applying stable manure,
or plowing under a legume ns a green
manuring crop. By doing this jou
not only supply nitrogen to your soil,
but you Improve its physical condition
by nddinp vegetable matter.
Very few soils require potassium.
This is especially so of sandy soils,
although If the soli is not in pood
physical condition, the potassium may
not be available, but If you supply the
vegetable matter either in the form of
preen manure or stable manure, it will
tend to make the potassium available.
It may be necessary to supply phos
phorus in the form of a commercial
fertilizer, which may be done by using
finely ground phosphate rock, provid
ing the soil is In the proper physical
condition. The phosphate rock will
cost you only about half as much and
contains practically twice as much
phosphorus as acid phosphate. The
best way of handling rock phosphate
Is to spread It in the stables with the
bedding or to scatter it on the manure
pile. The decaying of the stable
manure will tend to render the phos
phorus available.
The other principle element, which
is especially Important if you expect
to grow lepuminous crops such as
clover and alfalfa, is calcium. This
may be supplied by the use of finely
ground limestone rock. The need of
calcium Is shown by the presence of
horse sorrel, and the failure of legumes
to grow.
There Is another way of determining
the acidity of the soil or the lack of
calcium hy the use of litmus paper,
which may he purchased at any drug
store. Place the most soil around the
litmus paper for ten or fifteen minutes.
If the blue paper Is turned to a pinkish
or reddish color, it will indicate that
your soil requires lime. Finely ground
limestone may bo applied at the rate
of from ono to eight tons to the acre,
depending upon how badly your soil
needs calcium, but tho usual applica
tion varies from one to four tonB.
The other factors which enter Into
crop production nro the selecting of
good seed and the preparing of the
soil. It Is possible that the seed that
y.ou are using.has become somewhat
run out and needs to be replaced by
pure seed. Combine with this the
preparation of a good seed bed?which
la very important ip order to obtain' a
satisfactory yield of small grain. "
Yours very truly,
fUpty to JohO ^cQeary, Carfthlll,
"Can you tell me when to cut alfalfa
so as not to Injure the succeeding
erop?. When, is the best time to har
. vest red plover' for' hay?" '
The usual practice Is to cut alfalfa
when about one-tenth of the plants
are In .bloom, and if cut at.. this
stage there will not be so much dan
ger of Injuring the next crop as If per
mitted to stand longer. Prom the
standpoint of feeding value It will
not depreciate to any extent until the
field is practically In full bloom.
Red clover should be harvested when
the plants are In bloom. If cut be
fore this time It will be difficult to
cure because of the amount of moist
ure clover contains when green, while
on the other hand, if permitted to
stund too long, tho leaves will l,n ak
oft when curinf, also tho Btefn's will
bocpmo uioro fibrous and c ar.<e. thus
decreasing the quality of the hay.
If nny machine gave trouble, or 13
not up to date, you can hardly afford
to store It and try to "get along" with
it another year. Investigate the new
machines advertised, and you will be
surprised at the .Improvements.
See that sheds are in good shape
to protect the svock that are in the
pasture. The first storms do stock
more damage than later ones because
they are not accustomed to them.
Farm Implements are Ncdcd In the
rn>; O. Ii. '.I'ord, I II C Service
The demand oi the times is for .im
provement along'every line; for build
ing better roads, better hoi.'es, church
es and school houses. We desire bet
ter equipment on our farms and in
our honies. The teachers and minis
ters must have expensive educations
and hence demand better salaries.
Telephones, rural deliveries of mail, li
braries, etc., are becoming necessit les.
It is the desire of every parent to ed
ucate the children at colleges or good
Apparently the key to agricultural
Improvement in the south is more
power and labor-saving farm imple
ments on the farm. The average farm
worker tolls with a small mule or
horse and his total annual income Is
about $148.00. In Iowa the average
farm worker tibes nearly four large
horses and produces $611.11 annually
exclusive of stock. Investigatori show
a much smaller use of power on the
southern farms than In other sections
of the country, and, consequently, less
use of labor-saving farm implements
and a correspondingly lover earning
capacity of the farmers.
The power must come first and then
the. labor-saving Implements. Every
farmer In the south can easily >ai3e
the necessary horses. He can bettor
afford to buy extra horse3 tliar. to at
tempt tc farm with one or two small
mules. IJy the US3 of strong teams
and labor-saving implements, the
wages of one. and sorneMmes two men.
can be saved, and this will soon pay
for. an extra animal: However every
farmer should raise his own horses.
A good team of mares will do more
work than several small mules, such
as are largely used, and the colts
rained will be a handsomi profit, or
furnish the additional power naedtd
to handle larger farm machines.
Money-making farmers have fully
proved that summer anJ winter pas
tures and well cured hays B'tould be
the main reliance (or feed. The feed
ing of horses and mules on pullel corn
fodder and corn is so expensive and
out of date that the practice should
be abandoned. I saw seventeen fine
mules that were raised on good pastnie
and pea vine hay. The mule, colts ob
tained their living entire'./In paslUl'-'S
from March 1 until December 1. The
pastures, were not brush patches or
fields of weeds and briars, but tracts
of fertile soil, well set !n Bermuda
grass, lespedeza, white and burr clo
ver. .'Plenty of pea vine hay was kept
In large racks for them, from Lvceui
ber 1 until March 1.
High-priced labor makes It Impera
tive that more and better farm Imple
ments be used. On every farm'there
sould be at. least a reversible dltk
plow or a large turning plow or disk
harrow, two1 sections of st >?! harrow,
combination planter, single row culti
vator, grain drill mower and . rake, or
a binder and a bay press. The above,
are essential, and if the m?ans uf the
farmer will allow, many other con
vlent labor-saving Implements, such
as a two-row planter, thresher, gaso
line engine, feed grinder, feed cutter,
manure spreader; cream separator and
an auto wagon could be added.
Yours very truly,
I? your husband cross? An Irritable,
fault finding disposition If often due
to a disordered stomach. A man with
good digestion Is nearly always good
natured. A great many have been per
manently cured of stomach trouble
by taking Chamberlain's Tablets. For
sale, by all dealers.
Like To Trade Here
They tell us so and they mean it, too, for this is a
store where everything is kept in the Pink of Condition
and where the Goods are always bought Right. We
have been in business for years and we know how to
select Goods to please our customers. Our shelves are
filled to overflowing with just such things as you need.
Cotton, Cotton mixed with
Wool, Wool mixed with Cotton
and all Wool. And a fair and
square statement of just exactly
-vv-hat percentage of wool and cot
ton there is?an important thing
to know in underwear buying.
We told you last week of our
C loaks and Suits. We are selling
tliem right along, because ourcus
tomers recognize rare bargains in
stylish goods. They sell in many
styles and prices. Call and let us
show them to you.
It is a well known fact
that our usual lines of Dry
Goods and Notions are ex
ceptionally well selected and
of a wide variety of patterns
and styles.
This > ear, going into our
new store, we overdid our
selves in trying to please our
friends and customers. We,
therefore, have the largest
and most comprehensive line
of Ladies' Goods that we
have ever carried.
We count it a pleasure to show you what we have
whether we sell you or not.
Laurens, S. G
Store packed with every conceivable Pattern of Clothing,
Shoes, Hats, Dress Goods, Cloaks, Skirts, Waists, Hats,
Bonnets and Novelties of every description.
Counting on a Big Season of Fall Business, I have laid
in the Biggest Stock ever placed in my store. The Goods
must go.
Ladies' Goods
The Ladies' Ready-Made Dress
es and Cloaks In our store are the
'A i
marvel of those who call to see
them when we name the price.
Men's Suits and Pants
We have the best line of Men's
Suits and Pants that money can
buy. These things come direct
from the factory. We have put
on ttie Price that moves them.
Don't Fail to come to Laurens without calling at our;
stored next to the Post Office. We always have the Goods. '
Next Door Below Post Office.

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