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WfiDNESDAS, OCT 13, 1909
fThe bounds ol a man's knowl
edge are easily concealed ?be.,
has ?bat prudence.-GOLD-.
Plant Winter Covering Crops.
By all means plant a ?winter cov
ering crop: npon your land. - When
we consider the intelligence of the
average farmer, it is surprising how
few realize the importance of such a
crop. It-seems that y the agitation
of this important matter will haye
to continue for several years before
the great mashes of farmers are
awakened to its importance; such
. was the case when the .agitation of
the question of deep plowing began
At first the average farmer paid lit
tie heed to the agitation by the agri
cultural ^papers and press generally.
Finally, one or two in each neigh
borhood deepened their soil and pro
vided for storing winter rains by us
? ing two-borse plows. Others saw
the good results of "the "experiment"
and began to plow deeper also,
while now there can scarcely be
found a farmer who does not own
on e or more two-horse plows.
Winter covering crops not only :
increase the fertility, particularly
-when legumes are planted, but they
prevent washing and increase the
supply of hunius or vegetable matter.
If you feel that you cannot afford to
experiment with vetch and clover,
, by all means sow rye. Unless the
legumes are sown ai; once it will be
too late, bat rye can be sown at
any time during October-the ear- j
lier the better, however.
Edgefield Oil Mill Operates as ?n
Independent Mill :.
Without intending to criticise or
lind fault with any individual or set
of individuals, The Advertiser feels j
constrained for the public good to
call attention to certain conditions
that exist in Edgefield, . as seen by
one on^.the outside. .4
It will be remembered that in
<;..; years gone by-no criticism of> any
past administration of the mill be- j
ing intended--if was alleged, time
and time again, that the Edgefield
oil mill was in combination or .acted
in collusion with other milln to keep
the price of cotton seed below* that
paid in'other to*wns in this section.
In fact, the writer distinctlyte-.J
calls one occasion when the small
townson the Augusta and Knox-,
ville road paid more for seed, with
the freight added, than was " ' ing
paid by the mill and other buyers
here at JSdgefield. . We do not
charge that a combination ever ex
isted, but the farmers and others
entertained the belief that the price
of seed was, during a large portion
of the time, controlled by agree-x
ment or through concert of action
on the part of the mills that bought
seed on the Edgefield market.
It is currently believed that the,
policy, of?he large wealthy compa
... nies ojrnibga number of mills has
been to whip the local pr indepen
dent mills into line, or declare war,
~u?on them and drive them out of
business. Then, with the small or
local mill closed down, the Targe
mills can buy seed practically at
their own price. We understand
j that Aiken has had such an expe
^ rience. An independent mill was op
erated in the town of Aiken years
several years ago but finally had to
succumb, discontinuing operation
? ^The Edgefield oil mill was sold
last summer, and, under the new
management, entered the seed mark
et at the-opening of the presept sea
as an independent mill. While we do
not know who brought it about, yet j
it is true that what is commonly
known as a seed "war" has been pre
cipitated.^ The price of seed has
been several cents per bushel higher
on the Edgefield market than has
prevailed in most of the towns in
this section. It is not only the cur
rent belief,, but circumstances point
to the fact that the high prices are
maintaired r\t this particular point
by some^of the larger mills in ord c.
to make the Edgefield mill suffer.
A certain mill declined.'!*) pay 33
cents per bushel for seed in Aiken
last week and purchased them in
Edgefield the same day at 39 cents,
with freight rates to the two points j
practically the same. Why this dif
fer?nce, if it is not to embarrass tbe *
Edgefield .mill? .furthermore, when
foreign mill's offer 40 cents per bush
el on the Edgefield market, if they
raise the price in order to "get the
seed, why is it that' they. do. not buy
all of the seed offered them?
In view of all these facts, it looks
strange, to say the least of it, that a
mill will decline to buy '' d at 33
cents in^?iken and pay -ont* in
Edgefield the same da\.. ~gain, is it
not an unusual condition ^ that will
cause a mill or mills to fix the price
of seed at forty cents and then re
fuse to buy all of the seed offered
In writing this we have not been
actuated, by selfish motives, for The
Advertiser does not own a dollar of
the stock.of theridgefield oil mill.
It seems to be a clear case of the
strong endeavoring to crush the
weak, and when the Edgefi?ld ?t?ill
suffers, adopting as it has a very,
generous policy in dealing with its
patrons, the farmers of this vicinity
will suffer also. It is true that far
mer? aro now reaping tempoiary
benefit from, the seed "war," but
suppose the local mill does not hold
out against^the mills that are ' fight
ing it, or ?nally.c?os?s down; then
farmers will have to' accept what
ever p. ice is offered for their seed or
haul them a greater distance to an
IncreaBeVYcur Herd of Cattle.
One of the most imperative needs
of the average Southern farm is in
creased fertility of the soil. With
land :in its present run-down, impov
erished condition, a farmer feels
compelled to cultivate a large ania,
and as labor is the. most expensive
item in mi .kin g a crop, the results
obtained from the "unproductive
lands cost too much. Increased.fer
tility and the cultivation of a smaller
area, thereby reducing the cost of
labor to a minimum? will contribute
much toward making the Southern
One of the most eff?ctive as well
as one of the*'most economic ways
of permanently enriching: sjjSH is by
a liberal application of "btrfn yard
manure. In other words, keep a
large number x>f cattl? and <make
your fertilizers during the winter
months. Cattle will not only decrease
the fertilizer bill but/will give th e
farmer something to . sell- during
the entire year. When we see u
prosperous farmer' bring, sev- .
;eral beef ^cattle to Edgefield aocl
convert them into cash We wonder
why a greater number do not like
wise diversify their farming inter
ests. t /
The following article along this,
same line' is reproduced from the
Farmer's Union Sun, which excel
lent agricultural journal should be
in every farmer's home in the coun
"There is no questioning the fact
that no farm management can retain
its equilibrium wiihout cattle.
Whether it he dairy cattle or those
of a beef breed must be settled by
the environment of the farm, and
the taste of the owner, but cattle it
must be. The matter .of proportion
and the exact niche they will fit in
to is the one that taxes the thinking
power. It quite frequently trans
pires that for a series of years the
cattle on a farm are its best profita
ble products. Yet in the long rUn
practical economy and final summing
kup of results effectually settle the
question of permanent cattle keep
A speaker at a recent public meet
ing brought out one of. the strong
est arguments when he said: "The
great source and means of maintain
ing the fertility of'lands, according
to the world's experience in agricul
ture, is by the handling of live
stock. No other means has been
demonstrated to be so effective, and
this is the method adopted in Eng
land and on the Continent. How
eve* that may be the condition of
sentiment among farmers now is not
such that a margin based merely
upon maintaining the fertility of the
fai m will appeal very strongly to
them: we don't yet fully appreciate
the importance of that matter." You 1
cannot get away from that.
It's a Top Notch Doer.
Great deeds compel regard. The
world crowns its doers. That's why :
the American people have crowned '
Dr. Ring's New Discovery the King i
of throat and lung remedies, Every ;
atom is a health force. It kills germs
colds and la grippe. It heals cough
racked membranes and coughing
stops. Sore, irfamed bronchial '
tubes and lungs are cured and hem
orrhages ceased. Dr. Geo. More,
Black Jack, N. C., writes "it cured "
me of lurj trouble, pronounced
hopeless by all doctors."50c, $1.00.
Trial bottle :?ree. Guaranteed by:
W. E. Lynch & Co. and Penn &
Fly nets in leather or cotton for
RAMSEY & JOXES. .
Qneen of The Carnival,
Vote for your choice for the queen
)f the Carnival and help to seleot.
:he most fitting young lady for it.
The ladies desire to secure a queen
for the carnival, and they adopted
?he following- plan of voting for
her: There is a voting box under
the management of Mr. W. B. Penn
at'the drug store of Messrs. Penn &
Holstein. Tickets haV? been printed
for the parp?se as follows:
For Queen of mhe Carnival.
These tickets can be procured
from Dr. Penn. Each vote will cost
ten cents, and any man may cast as
many Votes'as he desires by pay ing
for them and putting the number of
votes on his ticket:
Those who live at a distance, and
who desire to vote, can mail Dr.
Penn ?. check or post office order lor
as* many votas as he desires and he
will fill oat a ticket f-1* the amount
and putit in the box.
The nomination of young ladies
is] open tc th? county, as is the vot
. The names of the young ladies in
the race viii be posted and publish
ed so that the public will know how
The polls will close On the evening
6f October the 24th at ten o'clock'.
At'three p. m. on October the
13th; 16th, and 20th, the votes will
be counted and the results posted in
front'of the store >o% .^Messrs. Penn
<fe Holstein ?? that" ii will be known
how the race is progressing.
Is Near a'; Hand to Hundreds of
Ed gefiel d Readers.
Don't neglect ar* aching back.
Backache is the kidneys' cry for |
Neglect hurrying to their aid
Means that urinary troubles follow
Dire distress, diabetes, Bright's
' Profit by a sufferer's 'experience
Mrs. Wesley Royal, Upio? Street'
Aiken, S. C., says: "I have used
Dean's Kidney pills iviid can say
that I have been greatly benefited.
I suffered a great deal for several
years from kidney complaint and, at J
times there was dull ache across my
back couple 1 with headaches. Since
iising Doan's. kidney Pills 11 have |
felt a great deal better and hav? been
given great confidence iu their cura
tive powers." j
For sale by all .dealers,. Price 50c.
Foster-Milburn Co., Bu.ffalo, Ni Y.
sole agents for the UniteVi States; |
Remember the rame-1-Doan's and
t$ke. no other. } " .<
Full'.-assoirtment of'.. fresh fancy]
crackers, and cakes.
New crop onion sets at
? ' fi
Notice of Law Partnership.
The undersigned have farmed a
copartnership for the practice of
their profession under the firm name
of Thurmond and Nicholson to be-j
gin October 1, 1909. For the pri
ent, and uniil suitable arrangement*]
can be made f or offices, each mem
ber of theifirm will retain his present |
All business entrusted to us will
receive promp: and careful attention.
J. W. THURMOND,
B. E. NICHOLSON,
Edgefield, & C., Oct. 1, 1909,
There is no better buggy on the
market for the money than the
Hackney buggy. A car of 40 bug
gies just received.
i Beautiful iron and enameled beds,
just what you need.
"P* Ramsey & Jones.
* Large stock of handsome iron
and enameled beds to select from,
with springs to fit.
Edenfield Mercantile Co |
Large assortment of window
Ramsev & Jones.
Do you not need a cook stove?
We have a largo assortment of all
sizes and prices. Come in to see,
Edgefield Mercantile Co
We have just received a full sup
ply of text bdoks that are used .at
the S. C. C. I. aad in the public
seools of the county. Let us supply
Penn & Holstein,
Successors to G. L. Penn & Son.
Prompt and careful attention
given to all call* Terms rea
sonable and satisfaction guar
Phone or address
Trenton' S. C.?
STATE OE-BOUTH CAROLINA
: EDGEFIELD COUNTY, ?
Court of C< ? ^ on Pleas. ?
Mary Swearing ..^ as Administra
trix of J..,T? S.wearingen
Pursuant to tlie* decree in this
cause I will offer for sale at public
outcry to the highest bidder before
?he Court House, town of Edgefield
arid State of South Carolina on sales
day in November, 1909, the same be
ing.the.first day bf said month, be
tween the legal hours of sale the fol
lowing described, realty to. wit:
? Ail that^tracl; of land", ?ituate, ly
ing and being iii the State and Coun
ty aforesaid, containing four hun
dred arid twenty;iiye (42?) acres
more or. less, bounded as follows:
North by lands of J. D. Timmer
man arid S^ M. Dorn, east by lands
of J. W. Mundy, south 'by lands of
the Budwell esfcite and Dr.' H. A..
Shaw, west by/lands of Emma Ro
per, Susie Lundy known as a part of
the Freeman Roper place.
? TTe^ wf Sale: bn? half cash the
balance on-a credit of'oneyear with
interest from day of s&le, purchaser
to give bond and a mortgage of the
premises sold to secure the payment
of thc credit portion, or all -cash at
the purchaser's option.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. ROATH,')
Master E. C., S. C.'
. Oct. 5, 1909. 4t
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Court of Common Pleas,
Mrs. JEmilv^E. Johnson, et al,
. . /against .
Mrs. Carrie Prince, et al. ' .
Pursuant to the decree -in this
cause, I will offer for sale at public
outcry to the highest bidder, before;
the Court House, town of Edgefield
and State of South Carolina, on sales
day in November 1901), the same be
ing the 1st day of said month, be
tween the legal hours of sale^the fol
lowing described'real ty to wit:
^ All that tract or parcel of land
situate HI Comity of Edgefield arid
State of South Carolina, containing
thirty nine and one half (39?) acres
more^irjess, afldi denominated tract
No. 3/and /bounded north by B. F.
Glanton, East by Mrs. lernest John
son, South by.B. F. .Glan'ton, and
west by B. F. Glanton; . r
Terms of Sale: On?.half cash and'
th.e balance,oji a cr?dit of; one year,
with infenfe?t from the'vday of sale.
Purchaser to give.$bn?/ and' mort
gage; to-secure the:'p^m?nt. of the
pr?ditp^?ti'o^i; or all ?tabl?t: the pur
'. Termsrmnst be complied with, or
satisfaction given to Master or he is
authorized' M-resell ^itj?in -an hour
Purchaser must pay for" papers. .
W. F. ROATH, *
. Master, E. C., S. C.
Oct's; 1909. 4t.
Master's Sale. ;
Tl^O^F SOU^H, CAROLINA,
Co?rtj?f C?mnaon Pleas,
Willie ?.^Morton, as administra
trix of *T. M. Morton in her
!L against ;
J,'J?. Jenningp, ?tal.
Pursuant to the decree in this
cause, I will offer for sale at public
outcry to the highest bidder, before
the court house, town of' Edgefield
ar d State of South Carolina,on sales
.day in November, '1909, the same
being 1st day of said month,between
the legal hours of sale, the following
described realty to wit:
All that tract or parcel of land,'
situate lying andi-being in1 Hibler
Township, in said county and state,
containing one hundred and ninety
si.> (196) acres, more or less, and
bounded by land of A. B. Barden:
on the north, by land of T. W. Mor
ton on the east, land of W. S. Ridle
hoover on the south, and Stevens j
Creek on the west.
Terms of Sale: One half cash and
the balance on a credit of one year,.
with iitferest?? rom the day of sale,
Purchaser to give bond a mortgage
of the premises sold to secure the
payment of credit portion, or all
cash at the purchaser's option
Terms of sale must be complied
with c r Master is authorized to re
sell the same day.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. ROATH.
Master E. C. S. C.
Oct. 5, 1909. 4t.
V. A. HEMSTREET & BRO.
And Other Guns.
655 Broad St., - Augusta, Ga'
Below Ga. R. R. Bank
TheJSedJRoek of Success
-.Jj^jn' a-kejefc clear, brain, backed
inimitable- will and > resistless
jinery. Such -power comes from the
splendid health that Dr. King's New
Life Pills impart. They vitalize
evergy organand build up brain and
body.. J. A. Harmon, Lizemore, W.
-Va., writes: "They are the best pills j
I ever used." 25c at W. E. Lynch
& Co. and Penn & Holstrn. '
' See our line of hay forks and
carriers, sickle grinders. Prices
'? We can save you money on musi:
car p?tram^ents. " Large stock of
stringed instruments to select from.
K i '" RAMSEY & Joras.
American Lady corsets, a shape
for. eyery .figure at
Rives Bros. . .
Just received another large ship
ment of-(Cartwright metal shingles,
will last a life-time.
> Stewart & Kernaghan
Large lot of. pens, pencils, tablets
and.writing m?tef?al pf all kirds fjf
everything tnax the school boys and
Five-pound .., bucket very fiue
roasted coffee and china cup fQr
Just received fresh shipment of
Leggett'? Premium cheese. Every
housewife in this vicinity knows of
its superior quality.
Penn Sc Holstein,
Successors to G . L. Penn & Son.
The Corner Store's
Only two weeks to the opening of Edg?fielcVs Great
Fair. lg it not time you were thinking of what you are
going/to wear? We have anticipated your wants
and were never better prepared to meet the dcmiands
of our-ever growing business. It goes without con
? tradiction you will find here the most complete as
-^sortroent of costume wearables, viz.: for Dresses,
Goats, Evening Capes, Waists together with novelty
trimmings to match.
We say without fear of dispute we carry
the largest assortment of stylish Tailored .
Suits and Ladies'Headwear shown in any
?? town of this size. In fact we hazard nothing
in saying the showing would do credit to a
. small city store.
All we ask to convince you is a visit of leisure through
our costume and millinery parlor, in the annex. Gome
to The Fait. Bring all the children,our guest room is
at your disposal. 'Twill be our pleasure, to see you.
The Corner Store,
W, H. Turner, Proprietor.
y." ; ?it
tl. (?SI i?-ii'? ?
>./? art bi?
our next week's
FURNITURE g HOUSE FURNISHINGS.
We desire to thank the
the liberal patronage ac
we shall endeavor to me
We have*' the largest
Stoves, Mattresses, Spri
Rockers, Winclb'w Shad
people cf Edgefield for
corded us in the past and
rit a continuance in the*
stock of Furniture,
ngs, Wardrobes, Tables j
es, etc., that : we have
i Oak Bed Room Suits $11 up.
Kitchen Chairs from 39c up.
Iron Beds $2.00 up.
All^ve ask is for you to call OP
tis. We are in a position to make
Call when you are in the city.
E. M. ANDREWS FURNITURE CO.,
972 Broad Street, - Augusta, Ga.