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VOL. 74. vi EDGEFIELD, S. C., WIDNESDAY^ JULY 21th, 1909. ? ' M
Besides Giving Neighborhood
News The -Sage of Faifa
Editor E?gafield Advertiser:
"Well, as I nm alone in the house
from one of three things. Wife and
the little girls, gone to spend the
day. with one of my boys and his
wife; the boya in the cotton pa,tch,
one plowing the other two hoeing.
And now for one cf those three
things; why, I ara in the house
while the boy? are in the field. Well,
first I had started early this morn
ing to visit Mr. C. T. Hammond,
who'm I learned yesterday evening
had been quite sick, but on meeting
up with Mr. T. M. Dorn I was told
that Mr. Hammond was better'and
able to be. up. I came back, home
and felt lonesome, so I just thought
you and I would have a chat or 1
Avould chat you. That winds up
firstly. Seconaly, I am lazy, sick or
worn ont, 1 don't know which
guess it is a general mixture of the
three. Now, for thirdly, the sun
shines mighty hot, and I imagine
that it hurts my s feeling or burns
Now, here goes for the waste
basket or print just as you, Mr.
Editor, shall see fit to do. . Cotton
crops are late in this section, more
on account J3? SO much rain in June
than from. Lite planting. Early corn
that was?worked looks well and one
or two mv?re rains will insure good
crops. While the late corn looks
well, it has the month of August to
\ Anybody sowing peas? Yes, , sir,
and a lot of them. Some are still
sowing while some have finished
two or three; weeks ago, and those
sown ?n June look very promising.
Peas sowed, peas in corn, pea
-patches are on many farms,
s Sweet potatoes? Yes, sir, on every
hand. Sorgh .tm cane, not as much
a's should b 3, but if seasons suit
there will be some sopping^of home
made raolos3as in several hofnes
around here. Why not in eyery
Watermans? Not . much, too
wet in JuneVbut it you and your
wife and little ones will come down
during our meeting, the week ?fter
4th Sunday in this month, the wri
ter will see il he cannot give you
all you want of them, if no disaster
come to my patch.
No fruit ssarcely; only a few or
chards had aay peaches, and apples
none at all. But such a crop of
blackberries! and I won't tell what
fifteer.-ytar-oid girl( it was who
did it, but 'tis a fact. She picked
berries enough to fill two dozen
q uart jars and two and a half dozen
gallon jars and I hear that they aie
ke?ping ever so nice. That girl got
full of reo? bugs or chiggers, we
call them, but I am told that the
way she outgeneraled the bugs, she
would bathe in camphor after her
clay's long picking. AniLjpow what
do you suppose the writer did? He
got full of led bugs and having
heard of th? camphor treatment
tried it and to his surprise the
itching stopped almost as soon as
the camphor touched the skin. Don't
orget that now, Mr. Editor, for
ome of those little bugs may get
hold on you while picnicking
Mrs. G. ?. Whatley, who was
carried to Atgusta two weeks ago
for medical treatment, I learn is
expected home to-day.
Mr. T. M. Dorn, who passed his
sixty-four mile post. on the loth of
this month killed a nico fat pig and
then what-well, he hasn't felt
very well since.
Rev- Eddie Seago was visiting at
Mr. Dom's (being Mr. Dom's son
in-law') at the time the pig was
cooked and should have forewarned
T. M. not to tat too much fat pig
and the weather so hot, but all we
old gray heads are as hard headed
ai; we are g raj'.
G. M. Dorn I hear has decided to
let one. of his boys get him a house
keeper. I don't like that;'better get
one himself tc- keep him at horne,
for he is aa-sly'as a fox. But George
is all right, and a good woman
would make ro mistake in taking
charge of him and his boys, for they
certainly are the most devoted quar
tette of male folks 1 ever saw.
Well, I guess I had better not
say anymore, about my neighbors or
I might have to take to my heels,
and I can't rua or lope like I could
in my young (lays.
A word to the young men and
boys of Edgefield county, an? I am
done for this time. All have heard
mo doubt of that shocking tragedy- -
Bush killing his wife. When Bush
was a boy of about fourteen or fif
teen years of age he went to school
to the writer and a more studious
boy I neve/knew; a boy of power
ful intellect, a natural bora orator.
For his age I never knew.a boy who
could tis easily master hard prob
MILL PROPERTY SOLD
The Entire Plant of the Edge-]
field Manufacturing Company
Purchased by Mr. L..W.
Parker of Greenville.
Pursuant to a decree of .the Uni
ted States' Court, as recently pub
lished in The'Advertiser, the proper
ty of the Edgefield Manufacturing
Company, consisting of a farra of
70 acres, a cotton seed oil mill and
a cotton mill, together with- all ma
chinery and operatives houses, were
sold at auction Saturday last."at
The property was sold in thi ee I
separate tracts or parcels, the first, j
the 70 acres of farm land, was 'pur
chased by Mr. Lewis W. Parker, of
Greenville for $2,500, this being the
only bid. The second tract which
contained the entire cotton mill
plant, was also purchased by Mr.
Parker for ?30,000 and the oil milli
wis knocked down to him at $15,000 f
making a total of $47,500 for the
entire proj>erty. As directed by
the decree, the tracts were then sold
as a whole, with the understanding
that if the property brought more
when sold as one tract, then the last*
bidjwas to stand and the former sale
annulled. Under the second sale
Mr. Lewis W. Parker purchased
the property for $75,000.
As soon .as the Court confirms the
sah; of Saturday, Mr. Parker will
pay the cash for the mill and take
immediate charge. Mr. B. F? Zim
merman, a practical and very suc
cessful mill man who has been con
nected with the Yictor mills at |
Greer's for twelve years, will move
at once to Edgefield and manage the
mill for the new company.
Mr. Parker stated to The Adver
tiser's representative that he will
first repair and repaint all of the,
buildings'and overhaul all of the
machinery-in other words, have a
general and very thorough cleaning
up. Actual operation will be resum
ed as soon as the repairs can be
made. It is Mr. Parker's purposie j
to double the capacitv/ of the ki i'll
in. thc near future. "
We were pleased to learn that]
"Mr..-Parker - will eonpjpy 'the.beiit
class' of operatives, rle will brin<r
only such as will make desirable)
citizens-people who respect them
selves and have respect for otheni.
There ave thousands upon thousands!
lems and questions,and if he had the
advantage of an education that
some boys have, could easily have
made himself a power for good. He
was of a quiet disposition, not
afraid of .work, of good morals, and
for a time worked and supported
his grand-mother, his mother and
sister, living on a farm working in
the field. He knew but little if any
thing about strong drink till after
he had grown to young manhood
When he commenced to sell whis
key at Troy on the^C. & W. C.
railroad and to drink it, then troub
le began. He became disagreeable,
sq much so that his wife left him,
but she on his promise to do better
returned to him. But the serpent
drink had gotten him within its
coils and again his wife went away
from him to her parents. Hoping to
have better treatment she tried
again to live with him but the
drink habit now had him fast and
for the third time she left him. And
then what follows; because she
^would not. go. back and live with
him he took her life and then his
Beware of how you tamper with
strong drink, for at the last it biteth
like a serpent and stingeth like' an
adder. I was talking with a neigh
bor a few days ago about Bush, and
in the course of conversation the
neighbor said that in farming Bush
never cleaned around' stumps and
trees. Possibly so, but it put the
writer to thinking, and the thought
came:Ts it not a fact that so many
of us fail to clean around the stumps
and trees we come across in life?
Temptations to do wrong beset us
on every side, and if we do not
watch there may be a weed growing
close by that we m?y fail to see.
'Tis such a tiny little thing but,
like the weed left around stump or
tree in the field, when the crop is
laid by there it stands, having taken
some of the life from the stalk of
corn or cotton as the case may be.
Our lives are made up of small
things, and when our race is run
for all these small things we are
to give an account to Him who
Young men, boys, for your own
sake, for mother's, sister's, wife's
sake (for they ar? the ones who
suffer most) let strong drink alone.
Excuse me for being so long in
what I have said but I just could
not say less and do justice to my
feelings in what I last wrote.
Faifa, S. C. -
of the South Ci
Cromer, of Ne\
DuBose, of Nas
man A- F. Le^
Pienie and B
of good people who earn a livelihood
by working in cotton mills,, and it
is very gratifying that the mill vil
lage in Edgefield will be composed
of operatives of that class.
- iyir^w^\V^Pa?ke7 is One of
the foremost cotton manufacturers
of the country, and the people of
our town are delighted, that he has
invested his money here, feeling
that a new day industrially and
commercially has dawned in Edge
The following from a recent is
sue of the American Wool and Cot
ton Reporter concerning Mr. Park
er's career will be of interest to our
Mr. Parker is the biggest cotton
mannfacturer in South Carolina, if
not ruthe whole South, and although
in this generation of leaders and
strong characters in the South, we
would naturally expect to find most
such men engaged in the manufac
ture of cotton goods, the story of
Lewis W. Parker's advent into this
field is interesting. In the first place
Mr. Parker's earlier education was
not in the direction of textiles, and
certainly spinning and weaving
were not suggested by paternal or
ancestral example. For the first
20 years of hip life after college Mr.
Parker practiced law, and he was
one of many generations of lawyers.
In all of our big American industries
a trained legal mind has been of ser
vice; in the textile trade one well
known lawyer was John R. Dos Pa
sos, who formed the American
Thread Co. The American Wool
en Co. has a lawyer on its directo
rate. Mr. Parker is the example
of a lawyer who has left hi^ briefs
and given his whole attention to our
"Lewis W. Parker was born in
July, 1865 (the year of peace) at
Abbeville, S. C., and practiced law
for 20 years until 19?5. At that
time he was on the board of directors
of the Victor Mfg. Co., at Greers,
S. C. This mill did not. go into re
ceiver's hands, for Mr. Parker saved
it, through his earliest management
of it after he was forced to take it
over, was practically a receivership;
but he rescued it, and then discover
ed himself a manufacturer, although
before that time he had tried his
hand at organizing, and made good.
The beginning of Mr. P?rker's cot
ton manufacturing career was at
Greer's, in October, 1897. In 1901,
in company with Mr. T. F. Parker,
he built the Monaghan Mills, at
Greenville (and there is no prettier
mill in the country). The Appala
chee Mill he built in 1903, and ih
1903-the same year-he was called
upon to reorganize tour mills in Co
lumbia, S. C., viz., the Richland
Mills,Granby Cotton Mills, Olympia
Mills and the Capital City Mills.
With these mills Mr. Parker is run
ning 340,000- spindles and 8,564
looms, producing print cloths, shirt
ings, nainsooks ,dimities, etc. Item
ized the list of mills is as follows:
Appalachee Mills, Arlington, S. C.
sp?ipit/^m s. c. M?
ar olin a Ipversity.
tion and food Citizens
lition anlfGood Ciiize
*y Life atp Good Ciiize
and afitepoon, and th
nterspef ??d with mus
20,000 spm^^p^OO looms; Mr. Park
er, president^ capital $350,000.
Capital City'?lills,. Columbia, S.
C. 15,000 flp??d?es- 300 looms; Mr.
Packer pr- aiid'.trfiasnrer: cap;.
Richland Cotton Mills,, Columbia
S. C.; 26,000 spindles,. 720 looms;
Mr. Parker,president and treasurer;
Granby "Cotton Mills, Columbia,
S. C.; 57,000 spindles, 1,500 looms
Mr. Parker, president and treasurer;
Olympia Cotton Mills Columbia,
S. C.; 101,000 spindles, 2,400 looms,
Mr. Parker, president and treasurer;
Monaghan Mills, Greenville, S.
C.; 60,000 spindles, 1,500 looms:
Mr. F. T. Parker, president; Lew
is W. Parker, treasurer; capital
Victor Mfg. Co. Greers, S. 0.
60,000 spindles, 1,524 looms; Mr,
Parker, president and treasurer;
This gives a total capitalization
Prior to becoming South Caroli
na's greatest cotton manufacturer,
and with his law practice, Mr. Park
er was a banker. In 1891 he organ"
ized the Piedmont Savings & Invest
ment Co., and. of this bank he was
treasurer until he reorganized the
four large mills at Columbia. Mr.
Parker is to-day president of the
"Bank of Greers," and a director in
several local banks in Greenville, S.
As busy as a man may be as the
executive officer of seven large cot
ton mills,? Lewis W. Parker finds
tillie to respond" to many outside
calls. At Charlotte, Is. C., he ad
dressed a convention of the YT M.
C. A. at a large welfare meeting.
The Nationai.Cotton Manufacturers1
Association has heard him speak
at one1,of their annual conventions
in Boston on Southern Labor Con
ditions. He left his own affairs to
talk to* a convention of overseers
and superintendents in Greenville,
at the meeting of the Southern Tex
tile Association. Mr. Parker lias
been generally recognized not only
as an organizer and reorganizer, but
as a manufacturer and man of affairs,
whose views on any subject pertain
ing to cotton manufacturing are of
Probably no cotton manufacturer
in the (jountry is so well posted on
Welfare Work as is the new' presi
dent of the American Cotton Manu
facturers Association. No one cer
tainly has done more for it. Tak
ing the Monaghan Mills as an exam
ple, other cotton manufacturers
have modeled their own works in
this direction At Monaghan not
only are the homes of operatives
model cottages, but beyond that the
welfare of the operatives is kept in
mind. Here is a mill hospital or
dispensary, mill Y. M. C. A. and
Y. W. C. A. Welfare directors em
? ployed by the mill live in the. mill
village. Lawns, gardens and base
hip," Dr. Geo. B.
nship," Dr. H. I.
e program will be
' Free. Every
ball fields are kept up, and thc mill
itself is ? beauty, the front almost
completely covered with ivy, and
surrounded by a lawn.' Even pas-]
.t?1!:^. isJui:jj.whc(l for cows <?\vned
by operatives. The above /foes not
attempt to describe conditions at
Monaghan. The Monghan system
has been the subject of ' many com
plete newspaper articles.
It is a pleasure to meet Mr. Park-|
er personally. Across a room he
seems to be not approaching middle
age, but younger, not much beyond
thirty years of age. When one gets
within handclasping distance, one
notices character which 30 years or
less do not bring out, and a little of
the weight which a man of forty
odd years ought to have. Mr. Park
er is a good man to know.
Teacher: The people were led
by a cloud of dust by day and' a
pillar of lire by night."
Johnny. '"An auto?" ?
The Eternal Problem.
"Train up a servant in the way
she should go," says the Philosopher
of Folly "and the first chance she
gets, she goes."
Young wife: Some people profit
by the mistakes of others.
Old Hubby: Yes, like the parson
who charged a guinea for marrying
Patronize The Concord
To my\ friends and patrons
throughout Edgefield and Saluda
I beg to say, I fear I will not be
able to visit the home of every land
owner in the interest of the well
known, and justly popular Concord
Nurseries of Georgia, but any one
wishing to inspect our line of fruit
or ornamental tress, can notify me
through tho mail, and I will call on
them with pleasure.
I would call special attention to
the ever-bearing mulberry, which
begins to drop its fruit carly in
spring and continues through the
summer, being very A'aluable for
hogs and poultry; One tree is worth
a barrel of corn every year.' It is
also valuable as a shade and or
namental tree, and will bear thc
second year. One of my customers
says bc has one that he would not
take twenty-five dollars for.
Drop me a card at Edgefield,
when in need of any kind of trees
Pr. K. WAT KS.
Try our Famous Votan Coffee 35
cents per pound.
May tfc Prescott.
Very Able Addresses, Large At
tendance of Representative
Farmers, Much Good
' It was indeed gratifying to those
interested in the agricultural ad
vancement of the county, to see so
large a number of the most intelli
gent farmers come in to attend the
Fanner's Lnstitute that was held
Monday m orbing. The meeting was
called to order and presided over
by Hon. B. E. Nioholson in the
morning, and by Hon. W. R. Parks
in the afternoon. Several similar in
stitutes have been held in the psst
but the attendance then w,as not
half what it was Monday. To our
mind this indicates that the far
mers of this county are more thor
oughly aroused and are more deeply
interested in those things that will
improve the agricultural conditions
than they formerly were.
The first speaker presented was
Prof. C. L. Goodrich, his subject
being ''Soil Fertility." He urged
rotation of crops and the supplying
of humus to the soil by planting
peas on winter ' crops, ,such as red
clover, crimson clover or vetch. Thc
first thing necessary to the produc
tion of a large yield is moisture,
and in order to conserve moisture
there must' be a large amount of
vegetable matter in the soil. Prof.
Goodrich had charts showing what
a small percentage of water sandy
soil held and how quickly it evapora
ted, also showing the large per
centage held by soil containing
humus and how very slow is thc
evaporation.. Tho. qnickest and best
means of supplying humus is by
applying barnyard manure; but as
the supply of this is limited, thc
speaker urged the planting ol' winter
legumes, which not only alford a
crop of forage and store nitrogen
in the soil but prevent the washing
away of tho soil by the winter rains.
Crimson clover is an excellent
covering for winter and should be
sown between September 15th and
October loth. About 15 pounds of
seed should be sown to the. acre.
Prof. Goodrichapproyes of a liberal
application of cornmerciaI fertili
zers, showing how by their proper
use better results arc obtained from
rotation and thc growing of le
Numbers of questions were asked
the speaker bj' intelligent farmers,
which showed not only their in
tense interest but their desire and
purpose to apply what they had
heard to their own farms.
The second speaker was Prof. J.
N. Harper who gave valuable in
struction upon ' Fertilizing for
Corn and Cotton." He first urged
thc fanners to plow deeper in order
to increase thc amount of available
potash in the soil. He stated that
scores of tons of potash/ could be
found on an acre, and all the far
mers have to do is to go down after
it with large plows. The soil is de
ficient in ammonia and phosphoric
acid, which if the best results are
obtained must be supplied in the
proper proportion at the proper
Prof. Haper approves of the Wil
liamson plan' of growing corn, ex
cept in the method of cultivation.
He liked the thorough preparation,
bc distance between rows, distance
of corn jn drill, and the method of
fertilizing. Ile says the farmer of
South Carolina do not have enough
corn on the land. By making only
one ear to thc stalk, it is impossi
ble to make a very large yield "with
out having a large numb . of stalks.
Prof. Harper has experimented
with corn from six to thirty-six in
ches apart in six-feet rows, and has
obtained the best results from that
which grew 12 inches in drill. He
approves of large stalks, because
less moisture is needed to grow
small than very small stalks. It is
estimated that 500 tons of moisture
is necessary to grow one ton of dry
corn. It is easily seen then that less
water will be required to grow
small, low stalks than large, tall
stalks. The best corn that Prof.
Harper has grown at Clemson on
upland yielded 05 bushels per acre,
with 500 pounds of guano. The bot
tom lands made more. He approves
heartily of the application of nitrate
of soda, using about 100 pounds
when corn begins to tassel.
.Prof. Harper approves of the
side application of fertilizers for
corn but not for cotton. Ile applies
all of the guano before planting
cotton, including about 25 pounds
of nitrate of soda to the acre, lie
uses this to obtain a rapid growth
of the tender plant. As nitrate of
soda is easily soluble, it becomes
immediately available, while other
ammoniates, such as meal, can not
feed the plant rapidly because of
the few roots. Prof. Barrow next
spoke upon the "Improvement of
Crops by Seed Selection." He gave
detailed instruction about the se
Building to be Erected
derg arten, Sunbeams
Come and G
Mr. and Mfrs. Herman
family, of Savannah,
Mrs. Martha Kenny.
. Mr. and Mrs. Ernes
little daughter have
gusta after a visit to r
Mrs. Henry Forres
pretty daughters, Mr*
Ruth, visited here la
Mr. and Mrs. Jacl
gone to Hendersonvi
a month's stay.
Mrs. Kneece, of
her parents, Mr.
Clark, during last v
Mrs. Julian Harri
little children, sp
her mother, Mrs.
Miss Maud Sa
sister, Mrs. Henr^
the guest of her f)
Miss Eloise P?
is visiting her ut
Miss Rosa L
turned from a;
Mrs. W. J.
evening in comp
Edgefield, is visiti
Miss Grace 'Hal ti wa
At an early date,
be erected on the
which will be used for
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher,
er of thc Sunbeam society,
thc members to Ridge/on
for a picnic.
Dr. James A. Dobey has
Parl sville, S. C., [to join his
who is visiting at the home of
father, Mr. L. JE^Dorn.
On last Thursday, j Mrs. P. N.
Lott gave a home picnic for the
pleasure of her daughter, Mrs. Har
rri?i ?nly the relatives .'were, invited, .
and all enjoyed the day' and the de
lightful * dinner spread under the\
shade trees in the yard.
Messrs. James SLaGrone, "Wilber
Wertz, Wilmot Ouzts and H. W.
Crouch have been spending a few
days at Sullivan's Island.
Mrs. Gary, of Newberry, is visit
Mrs. A. P. Lewis has returned
from a visit to her sister Mrs. Mob
ley at Thompson, Ga.
Mrs. Estelle Gough, of Atlanta,
is expected to visit friends during
the month of August.
Mr. John Eidson, and Misses
Minn and Minnie Eidson have gone
to Glenn Springs.
Misses Dosia Wertz and Maud
Nickerson will leave this week for
Henderson, N. C., to spend a month.
Mr. O. D. Black, who is traveling
salesman for R. M. Hughes & Co.,
of Louisville, Ky., is be congratulat
ed upon receiving the prize offered
by the firm'for the highest number
of sales made during the year. This
prize, a silver cup, is a beautiful
and handsome one, properly- en
graved. For three years he has w?n
the prizes offered.
Misses Lucile' and Josie Mobley
complimented their sister Mrs. Or
lando Sheppard, Jr., of Atlanta,
and their friend, Miss Virginia
Holmes, of Augusta, with a sunset
tea on Tuesday evening. The affair
was a charming one.
Mrs. Missouri Lott, who has been
visiting her son Mr. A. P. Lott has
returned to Edgefield.
lection of seed corn from field, in
stead of from the crib. ?First, a
large, well-formed ear should be
selected from a stalk of normal
size and growth that is surrounded
by other stalks that bear good ears.
Seed corn should not be selected
from stalks that grow near barren
stalks-those that have no corn. By
selecting good corn Prof. Barrow
says the stand can be improved, as
well as the yield, increased ten per
cent. He says also that corn can be
dwarfed, if seed is taken year after
year from stalks of medium size.
The height of the stalk and the
height of the ear from the ground
can be regulated by selecting seeu
from the field. Just as farmers se
lect high bred stock to raise from,
so should they be careful about the
selection of the seed they plant.
Prof. Barrow says the laws of
heredity apply in the vegetable
kingdom with the same force as in
the animal kingdom.
We regret that Ave did not hear
the addresses in the afternoon on
"Insects and their Treatment." and
"Raising and Feeding Live Stock,'?
by Prof. A. F. Conradi and Prof.
D. E. Barnett, respectively.