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Edffef ie?d Advertiser
L. M ISIS, - - - EDI TOB
ONH YEAR $1.50
SIX MONTHS 75
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29. 1907.
jg empty: a head without brains,
I a wit without judgment, a heart
I without honesty? and a purse
I without money.-EARLE.
Better plan your exposition
trip for July. The June brides will
have rigbt of way n^x t month.
At this season the Governor
needs an assistant to aid bira in
filling commencement engage
If Charleston had had a few R.
Goodwyu Rhetts twenty-five years
ago, sbe would to-day bc the lead
ing oity of the South.
The salaried mun does not CJD
. template oue-dollar wheat and
twnlve-and-a-half cents cotton
with any degree of comfort. They
increase the cost of living without
What's the matter with the
county dispensary whiskey of j
Charleston? .It makes folks see
things. Some time ago it was an
eighty-foot whale and later a sea
cow. What next?
Editors used to go to exposi
tions by the Pullman route but
in this pa&sless age they bavo to
go by the "bobo" route. Two men
have already .set out from St.
Louis to walk to Jamestown, but
Edgefield's newspaper triumvir*
haye not yet chosen the day for
A cargo of 6Ugar, 1,800 tons, ar
rived at Charlesion last week,
wbicb is the largest shipment
ever received at a Southern port.
As,the people of the old Palmetto
state don't make as many "tod
dies" as they used to, they'll have
more sweetenin' for their black
" Gen. Lee, commander of the
United Confederate Veterans, bas
called upon all Southerners to
stop all business and all wheels
at two o'clock on June 3rd, the
moment of the unveiling of the
Jefferson Davis statue in Rich
The action of the board of visi
tors of the Citadel in dismissing
the appeal of the refractory cadets
and sustaining the faculty is very
gratifying to the friends of this
institution over the state. As long
as the board is composed of such
men as the present members,
the "West Point of tho South" is
in safe hands.
It has been semi-officially stated
that William Jennings Bryan
favors Governor Hoke Smith, of
Georgia, as the Democratic presi
dential sominee. This is a long
headed suggestion. After the
Democrats have voted their
strength, blood being "thicker"
than party loyalty, the Republi
cans by the name of Smith wih
step up to the polls and vote for
their Georgia cousin. The man
who can control the Smith vote of
the country will be the next presi
-The fertilizer tax to date is
$11,579.13 lees than it was for a
like period last year, which indi
cates that the cotton acreage in
this state has probably been re
duced. Farmers have learned from
observation and from repealed ex
-periments that better results are
obtained from a heavy applica
tion of fertilizers on a small area
than from using the same quanti
ty on a large area. In this county
the application of fertilizers per
acre is doubtless double what it
was five years sgo.
The Swedish colonizer who re
cently purchased about 8,000 acres
of land in Edgefield and Aiken
counties for the purpose of settling
Scandinavian farmers in tbis'eec
tion will arrive early in June, and
will at once put surveyors to work
subdividing this large area into
twenty-acre tracts. Five Swedish
families who settled in the North
west some time ago, hut have De
co.ne dissatisfied with conditions
there, will be the initial families
of the- colony. Suppose thrifty
families of foreigners could be
fettled upon small tracts all over
this county. Why, it would not be
many years before the old county
would blossom as the rose.
Contract Law Uncon stitutional.
The recent decision of Judge
Brawley of tbe United States dis
trict court, which declares the
South Carolina statute, making
the violation of farm labor I
contracts a misdemeanor, to be in
conflict with the constitution of I
the United States, is a^reat blow
to the agricultural interests of the
South. The major portion of farm
labor belongs to au unreliable and
irresponsible olass, whose con
tracts are worth but little without
some means of enforcing a com
pliance with the terms thereof. It
was a realization of this that led
to the enactment of the law in
this state which provides punish
ment for each and eveiy violation
of a labor contract.
Should Judge Brawley's decis
ion be sustained by the higher
court, a laborer who has received
advances iut money or supplies
eau leave the premip.es at will,
violate his contract, and the far
mer will have absolutely no re
dress under the law, no means of
enforcing a compliance with the
terms of the contract.
Such a couditiou as this would
cause the land owuers and at least
a portiou of the laboring class to
suffer. Farmers will have no
means of binding labor for any
definite time, nor would they have
any way of securing advances
should auy be made to wages
hands or croppers. On the other
haud, the masses of colored peo
ple have absolutely no resources
except their labor, and under the
new conditions it will bo difficult
lo obtaiu advances, however great
their need, until the actual ser
vice bas been render, d.
If farm laborers of the South
wero reliable aud good fer their
contracts, no. such law as that de
clared uucousLitntioual by Judg*
Brawley would bo necessary. The
couditious here, however, differ
from those of other sections of the
country and laws have tu be en
acted io meet these conditions.
Therefore, let no one be unduly
alarmed. If the decision stands,
the very exigeucy of the case will
cause the lawmakers of this state
to devise some ineaus of protect
ing the farmers against a shift
less, unreliable class of labor.
Money in Long Staple Cotton.
As a great number of The Ad
vertiser's readers are interested in
the culture of long-staple cotton,
having planted a portion of ;heir
crop in this variety, we publish
foi their benefit a por'ion of a
papei prepared by a student of the
seuior class of Clemson College,
which appeared in the News and
Courier. It is as follows:
"For the past three years a se
ries of experiments with upland
lor g staple cotto? bas been car
ried on on the plantation of Mr.
T. H. Klugh, in Greenwood coun
ty. The object of these experiments
was to compare the yield per acre
and the net profit or loss pf grow
ing the upland long staple with
the growing of the ordinary short
staple.- The Woolly-Reeded Blue
Ribb m was the variety of long
staple used, while the Bates Im
proved -was the variety of short
staple. A piece of rich sandy loam
was selected, and two acres were
accurately measured off and then
this was divided in half. The land
was broken in the fall with a sub
soil plough to a deptb of from 12
to 15 inches. lu the spring it was
laid off with the rows 3 1-2 feet
wide, and fertilizer, anb-4-4 goods,
composed of a mixture of acid,
meal and kainit, was applied at
the rate of six hundred pounds
per acre. This was bedded on aud
plauted in the usual way, one acre
being planted iuBlue Ribbon, the
other with Bates' Improved. It
WUP planted on the 10th of May,
th op'ing of 1904 was rather
Ti? Soth ucres received the same
cultivation and at the same time.
The yield from the short staple
was 1,415 pouuds of Beed cottou,
turning out 475 pounds of lint,
while the yield from the long sta
ple was 1,362 pounds of seed cot
ton, turning out 455 pouuds of
lint. The short staple was sold for
10 1-4 cents per pound, the bale
bringing a total of $48.69. The
long staple was sold for 13 1-2
cents per pound, the bale briuging
$61. 43, giving a total profit above
the short staple of $12.74 per acre.
"In 1905 the experimeut was
carried on in the same manner as
in 1904, but, owiugto the weather,
the quality of the lint was some
what damaged, and a premium of
only 3 cents per pound was gotton
for the long staple, giving a profit
over the short staple of $11.35 per
acre, the yield being practically
tho same ns in 1904.
"In 1906 the same experiment
was performed, and this time the
long staple gave a yield of 1,868
pouuds of seed cottou per acre,
turning out 625 pounds of lint,
which was sold for 18-12 conts per
pound, tho bale bringing $115.63,
while the short staple acre pro
duced a bale weighing 411 pounds,
which brought 101-2 cente pur
pound, the bale bringing $43.16,
giving a profit for the long staple i
over the short staple of $72.47 per
acre. This was probably due, to
some extent, to the weather, as the
growing seaeon of 1906 was ex
ceptionally rainy. This shows con
clusively that upland long staple i
cotton pays a profit of consider
able amount as compared with
short staple, and it is the belief of
the writer that in a few years the
major portion of the cotton grown
in upland South Carolina wili b?
of the upland long staple class."
We solicit your prescrip
tion business. Utmost care is
exercised in compounding
prescriptions and only pure,
fresh drugs arc used. Our
prices are very reasonable.
G. L. PENN & SON.
If baseball interferes with your
justnesH this summer, just cut out
he business.-S partan burp Her
"Times aro bard" to be sure but
ivhat'? the use of climbing up on
i dry goods box and day after dav
proclaiming to the world this old
thread-bare stereotyped assertion.
We sometimes tnink that times
aught to he still morn stringent
with some of these fellows. Did il
iver occur to you that the genuine
bustler rarely, if ever, complain*
3f bard times?-Fort Mill Times.
The announcement is ma le that
there will be no stat? sumnivr
?chool for teachers this year, thyre
being no funds ou hand to pay
expense*. It is very well in our
apinnn that such is the case, as
the stale summer school was
largely an outing for the teachers.
We know that &H a rule teacher*
?ire poorly paid, and after a year's
bard work they need recrea fiori;
but we are opposed to their taking
it at the expense of the state.
You needn't waste your time
trying to fight the trusis, tK.e cor
poral ion 3, or even 'he individual*
who have gained a little money.
The tning for you to do is, to pat
tern after them and make a little
money for yourself. There is pleu
ty of moue}' in the neighborhood,
and you can get,some cf it, if \ou
hustle for it. You needn't believe
one word atout the dishonesty of
trusts, corpora tiona or rich indi
viduals. Asa rule dishonest men
do not get rich, but there ?reseme
exceptions, 't he best certificate ol
character is generally found in
being able to pay debts. Save a
dillar of your weekly wages, if no
more, and put it in a bank. De
posits in banks are the safest in
vestment that can be made. All
the bank stock, and all the stock
holders are bouud for it. Fui yo'ir
money in the bank.-Abbeville
tress ? Banner.
COLD SPRING. '
Just three months ago Miss
Addie Collins, daughter uf Mr.
James Collins, was called fr mi
this world to tin bleeeed home
above. Last Friday night, about
len o'clock the death angel came
agaiu lo the booie of Mr. James
Collius and claimed Miss Carrie
Collins his only single daughter
Mr. Collins and his two daughters,
Misses Addie aud Carrie lived to
gether. Now both of these dear
young ladies have been called
away within three months of eacn
other, thus breakii.g u,> a happy
home on earth. While this ie bad
to U3 yet it is a joy to know that
they are in heaven, for each lived
a consistent Christian life. Miss
Carrie was buried at Red Hill Sat
urday afternoon at Ihree o'clock,
her pastor Rev. J. T. Littlejohn,
conducting the funeral service.
We extend sympathy to the be- j
Last Wednesday morning "st
eleven o'clock at Rose Cottage
Mr. Walter Holstou, of Edgefi-ld,
and Miss Ella Stone, of Modoc,
were married by Rev. J. T. Lit
tlejohn. Mr. Hols'on is well and
favorably known throughout all
Edgefield and represe nts the Geor
gia Cottou Oil Company. Miss
Stone is the eldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Stone'of
Modoc. She attend?d the Green
ville Female College where she
made many friends. She is a wo
man of many beautiful trails of
character. Mr. aud Mrs. Holston
lett- Weduesday afternoon for
Richmond, Washington, Balti
more aud New York. After two
weeks they will bo at home to
their friends at Trenton, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh YVatea have
been married aboui seven years
but not uu'il last ^arurday uight
did a Stork visit their home. On
Saturday night a Stork visited
Mr. aud Mrs. Wates aud left a
lovely little daughter to' make
their heirts and home happy. We
extend congratulations to the
Mr. William Holmes of Edge
field comes out to Autioch quite
often.-His many friends are al
ways glad to eee him, but he wout
go to but one home. This looks
quite suspicious. We may have lo
tell you all about this some day.
Mrs. Jeuning3 of Augusta, visi-1
ted her brother, Mr. Will Dom,!
Beautiful aud refreshing raius
have falleu for the last few days
and all vegetation is looking'
bright and green.
Clemson Agricultural College.
Scholarship and Entrance Exa>mi
nation to Freshman Class.
The examination for th > award
of scholarships from E-l<iefield
County and Admission lo Fresh
man Class will bo held at the
county court house on Fri lay
July 5, at 9 a m. Applicants for
scholarships may secure blauk
application forma from the coun
tv Superintendent of Educat ion.
These blanks must b^ filled out
properly and filed with tne coun
ty Superintendent before the be
ginning of the examination. Those
taking the examination fur en
trance to the Freshman class and
not trying for a scholarship should
fi'e c h'ir application with
President Mell. The scholarships
.ire worth $100 and free tuitio n
One scholarship student, from
each county may select th? Tex
ile course, others must take one
>f the agricultural coirs-.*. Ex
amination piper will hi furnished,
.'ut each applicant sh"u!d pro
vidn himR?'lf wit h serat h p?per.
i he numb r of Bubolujvhips to bei
?wai-d-d will be anivMU'C'd later.'
P. H. MELL, Pres.
"^Clerosou ?clii-ge, S. C.
Graded School and S. C. C. I
After tho graduating exercises
bad been completed on WpdnPB
day evening Jast Col. F. N. K.
Bailey made some important au
nonncemenis concerning the fac
ulties of the college and graded
school for next year.
Prof. J. P. Eulzminger who hat
been on a leave of absence fora
yeer, during a portion of which
.imp be took a sp?cial course at
Washington University, will be
in chargR of mathematics next
session. Capt. Lyon und Profes
sors Burns and C 1 yin will fiil the
-ame noxious that th^y have
filled BO acceptably during ihe
Miss Louise Couch, of Virginia,
has beet; engaged f<.r the music
department, tilling the place made
vacant by the resignation of Miss
Williams. Miss Couch is a gradu
ate ol the New England Conserva
tory of Music, located in Boston,
and has had twelvn years experi
ence in teaching. During the ses
.ion j 'ist closed K1)'> ? a? b~c?
teaching in Bristol Colhg , Ms
Miss Nicki*-*' phc- will be fill
ed by Miss Lula Weimer who is
also a gradu?t? of the N--w Eng
land 'Consejvatory and has b-eu
leaching for eight years.
The first ai.ij .-ooo nd gradee of
the public school Will be taught
next se ssion, by Miss Jennie Pat
'ison, who will spend six weeks in
Knoxville this summer taking a
special course in primary work,
fae third and fifth grad's will b'
taugbt by Miss Hortense Padgett.
The fourth grade will be under the
inslruc?ou of Mrs. Groneker, and
the other grades will b-> iu charge
of Miss Mn nie Dicks and Miss
Women as Wei! as Men
Are Made Miserable by
'^^Xl^fer ne>'s- If ihc chi
Kjdncy trouble preys upon the mind, dis
ourages and lessens ambition; beauty, vigor
and chc:riuine~3 econ
disappear when thc kic
neys arc cut ci order
I'idncy trouble has
.. KpJSfrii-n b,ec'-~- ' =o prevale?.*
ts be bern
If ?he child v.rin
tDO often, if thc
urine scalds thc flesh cr when thc child
reaches an agc. when it cnor.ld bc able to
control the passage, it is yet afflicted with
bed-wetting, depend upon it., thc cause cf
the difficulty is kidney trouble, and the first
step should be towards thc treatment of
ihese important organs. This unpleasant
trouble is due to a diseased condition cf the
tidncys and bladder and not ta a habit .-is
mos*, people suppose.
Women as weil as men are made mis
erarle v/ilh- kidney and bladder Iroubl j,
and both need the same great remedy.
Tho mild and thc immediate effect of
Swamp-Root is soon realized. It is sold
by druggists, ir. fifty'
:. You may have a
sample bottle by mail *"i
free, also pamphlet tell- nomo of Sr-amp-itoot.
ing all about it. including many of the
thousands of testimonial letters received
from sufferers cured. In writing Dr. Kilmer
k Co.. Binghamton, N. Y., be ?ure and
mention this paper
Don't make any mistake, but
remember the name, ?Swan!p
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swainp-Ro- r,
and the address, Bit gharnton, Y,
Y., ou e,Tery bottle.
Just received a large shipment
of shoes. S? e them before buying
M.iy & Tompkins.
We have a full assortment of ?
the celebrated Hawkes' Sptctacles
and EyMrlttse?s They have been
sold in Edgpfi ld for more thau
twenty years and everybody knowe
what I bey ore.
We sell the famous Lipton and
Druid parched co?'de, ground and
Vt ry large stock of Matting in
attractive designe, excellent quali
ty, at very low prices.
Ramsey & Jones.
The finest lemon isling Califor
nia dessert peaches always on
May & Prescott.
I am now prepared to
to Plane Lumber of all
kinds, and can fill orders
for Rough and Dressed
Lumber in any quantity7.
Large supply of Bricks,
Lime, Cement and Sinti
?les always on hand.
fJBT'Fine Seed Peas for
sale at the market price.
B S. JOHNSON.
Just received delightful Roast
ed Coffjj, 15 to2? cents p"r pound
Tuon on* Bros.
ts.-Mirt yoxtr pif'.r * i > iMi s r^nnrt. con?
SCIVU?TO K..V.II. ? li : k Lr. l?tyi -i *<i wilt scinl
you Jc'KKK ii s": ?- i or our "Hunk its'hscnKer
Muncx Minloi"?" L I i,; ^ tc irMj>Mulv>lon'oroolnoi
curn-nry lu mat? n.s I ?III Ic ti ION ia liy mull. You
can sunil Rina ltlcpofelt? vncli w, cli.:iii(lu3 m ?H^'
your siivlutrs noci!i!i!?:it . will Ismo you jfa t?^7_
rori I fl cati-s of i>i>o->:i Unuing I ::lcrcst&JL J fj
Bf-tna lloural ict > ?.' . *"
DO YOUR PRINTING.
on Every Job.
Arrington Bros. & Co,, Augusta, Ga
Dear Sirs:-Beg . to advise that I am delighted
with results obtained by feeding "DAIRY SU
CRENE." It produces more cream and a much
riche! qiiciHty than anv Feed I ever used.
R. T. ATKINSON.
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO;,
Southern States Phosphate
& Fertilizer Co's goods.
P, & E,
A. D. Bone.
Augusta High Grade.
Acid of All Grades.
These goods are now in warehouse ready for delivery,
"We will offer some
in our Advertisement.
Watch for it.
ADVERTISER BUILDING EDGEFIELD, S. C
.JajMII.Ufc?!M^UIMVM.AI 111? I Willi ll HM
Is here aud you need Hot weather
Clo?hing. We can fit yon in Stylish
~ ?es, Cassimeres
Have you seen our beau
tiful Negligee Shirts, Ho
siery and Neckwear?
DORN & wams
WITH the present vogue of the short skirt it
behooves every woman to look to her feet.
Handsomer shoes never were made than the new
"Queen Quality" styles we are now showing. They
are the delight of wearers, the despair of imitators.
If you value economy, if you appreciate comfort
if you want to have pretty feet, let us fit you with a
pair of these smart new "Queen Quality" Shoes.
The Corner Store.
Get Our Prices
We are still prepared to supply your needs in reliable Shoes and
Rubbers. Better keep your feet dry. You can buy uo better shoes
than Brown Shoe Company's goods. We guarantee them.
If you need a suit we can supply you at very reasonable prices.
Get our prices before buying. We are able to meet any price quality
considered. We do not sell seconds in auy goods.
Bin. lino of men's bats in latest styles.
We are offering som? very low prices in lres3 goods. Everything
from the cheapest to the best. Trusting that we may be favored with
a continuance of your valued paironage.
May & Tompkins
Our store is well full
ed with the newest and
prettiest things in Dry
Goods and Notions,
"We invite the ladies
to call and see these
JAS. E. HART
Get your Laundry in Tuesdays.
THEY ARE HERE
We have the gooda and can please the shoppers. All we
ask ie au inspectiou of our stock.
Our line of White Madras, P. K. Bleached Linen for
Ladies' Shirt waists and suite was never more.bHautifuI.
Large assortment of India, Persian and Linen Lawn. Very
largo stock of checked and plaid Gingham that H sure to
please the ladies. Beautiful ansortment of figured Batista,
Organdie, Lawns, Muslins, Silk Mulls, Voils, Swiss, Marce
line Silks to select from. A prettier stock ca.n uot be found
in any city store. In staples such as bleached homespun
lonsdale cambric, etc, we defy competition.
Laces and Embroideries,
We have never displayed a stronger and more beautiful
Hue of Val Laces, Embroidery, Medallions and all kinds of,
t.immings that we havs right now. Au inspection or these
gonds will convince you.
No one can touch us on Oxfords for Men, Women, Boys,
M isa-a and Children. We have the lat? st styl's in vici and
paten! leather. L-t un fit you.
Clothing and Hats,
Our stock of spring and pummer clothing is brim full of
the Urwelt and most stylish suits for meu and boys See
our beautiful stock of Htraw hats for men and boys. Com??,
let us show you these goods.
J. W. PEAK.
LOW CUT SHOES
TWO PIECE SUITS
ALL THE LATEST PATTERNS.
Call and see our line
W. A. HART.