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J. L. MIKS,.Editor j
THE LARGEST CIRCULATION m]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1911.
Tbe wisest man may always learn
something 'from the humblest peasant.
They say that the cotton acreage
this year shows an increase over that j
of last year. That may be so, but, if j
the water supply is not soon increased,
the yield will be materially affected.
In many places there has not been
sufficient moisture to bring a stand.
Col. August Kohn and those other |
Columbia fellows are a smart set.
With 'heir "square meals" slogan,
they hit upon the right plan to in-1
sure a large attendance upon the meet
ing of the Press Association. But af
ter all, the great feast of the occasion,
the piece de resistance of the annnal
meeting, will be the address by Gover
nor Woodrow Wilson.
In his speech on-the bill placing ag
ricultural implements, cotton bagging,
ties, etc., on the tree list, Congressman
Byrnes made a strong appeal for the
southern farmers. He calls attention
to the fact that the wheat growers of |
the northwest pay no tax on their bin
der twine and very pertinently asks
why the cotton growers of the south
should be forced to pay a tax on their
bagging and ties, the estimated tax be
ing about $2 for each farmer. Mr.
Byrnes' argument was strong and well
Clemson Agricultural Train.
The agricultural train that is to be |
operated by Clemson college wil 1 begin
its tour of the state on June the 6th,
spending that day at Parksville. While
it is somewhat of a disappointment j
that no other place in the county will
be visited by the train, yet we rejoice
with the people of Parksville over their
We trust that the people of the wes
tern po- * %n of the county will appre
ciate the splendid advantage that is of
fered and will go to Parksvrlle in large
numbers on the date named to inspect
the live stock and other exhibits that
can be seen on the special train.
One car, as we understand the plans
of the Clemson authorities, will contain
splendid specimens of hogs, cows, brood
mares, etc., so as to give farmer? a
practical demonstration of the kind of
stock that should be raised in this
county. Another car will be used for
a lecture room, being equipped with a f
lantern for illustrating the lecture. A
third car will be devoted to the work of I
Winthrop college. This feature should
prove to be of especial interest to the
ladies as well as the men.
Again we urge the people fpr many
miles around to go to Parksville on
June 6th. The day can be spent there
very pleasantly as well as profitably.
Let Good Record Continue.
During the past two or three years j
the record of crime and lawlessness has
been lower in this county than possi
bly ever before in its history. Not|
. only is this proven by the light docket j
* and short session of our criminal
cour t, but the conduct and general de
portment of the people of both races
show very decided improvement. We
do not make the statement-nor is it
our purpose to create such an impres
sion-that there is now no lawlessness.
Practically all of the laws are violated
here and there, now and then. Hpw
* ever, the violations are generally found
among the depraved class of both
races, which are decidedly in the mi
nority in every community. And it is
this vagrant, worthless class that
should be constantly watched by the
officers of the law.
There is no more effective deterrent
in restraining the' criminal class than
constant vigilance and alertness on
the part of the officers of the law, but J
an officer becomes a greater terror to
the evil-doer when it is known that]
public sentiment is with him, when he
has the full sympathy and co-opera-j
tion of the law abiding citizens of the j
Every officer who is charged with
enforcing law and preserving order
should apprehend the guilty and bring
them to justice. Let us continue the
splendid rec td that the old county is
making in the matter of light criminal
docket, short terms of court, few pris
oners in jail. The most effective way
. of preventing crime is by'punishing those
who have committed crime.
The citizens of every community
should give their full support to the
officers of the law in their efforts to
punish the guilty, whether they be
guilty of theft, arson, selling liquor,
violating contract, assault or murder.
Make no exception. Let all ? laws be
Let this be borne- in mind, that just j
as the rigid enforcement of law
tends to suppress crime, so does the J
failure to enforce the law tend to |
encourage and increase crime.
It is a reflec tion on the citizenship
of a com munity for a worthless, de- j
praved white map or vagrant negro to '
be an open, regular violator of the
law and no effort be made to bring
such a person to justice. The
men of the community should rise up
as one man and say this lawlessness
must cease. And nine times out of
ten, if the men are determined, we
believe the lawlessness will cease.
B. Y. P. U. Organized at Modoc.
Parksville Masons Flourish
ing. Dorns Are a Prolif
The young people of Modoc j
have organized a B. Y. P. U. with
young Jasper McDaniel as presi
dent, and it was our privilege to at
tend a very interesting session of
the society Sunday afternoon.
Miss Reese is organist, and an
interesting thing about their music
is the fact, that Mr. Joe Prince ac
companies the organ with his violin.
Mr. Prince is an accomplished vio-1
linist and the music is simply su
perb. Modoc has /nts material, and
we predict a prosperous future for |
the young people of that communi
ty. Jasper McDaniel presides with
dignity, and with the assistance of J
such men as W. P. Cromer, J. C.
Harvely, Joe Prince, and others,
together with Miss Reece, Mrs. Ma
mie McDaniel, Mrs. Walker, Mrs.
Thurmond, Mrs. Cromer and oth
ers success is assured.
Interest seem3 to be revived in
our masonic fraternity. Last Satur
day was held a regular comm anica
tion of parksville lodge, at which
time Mr. John Griffis received'the |
fellow craft degree, and Mr. Mor
gan the sublime degree of Master
Mason. New applications come in
at every meeting, and the lodge has
not failed to have work to do in
over a year. Messrs. J. E. Holmes |
and J. D. Quarles of Edgefield
lodge, and Messrs. B. D. Kitchings
and J. H. Stone of Concordia met
with our lodge Saturday evening,
and were heartily welcomed. We
trust they may come often.
Mrs. L. F. Dorn and little Walter
leave today to visit Mrs; Dom's
brothers, Messrs. D. N. and Willie
Nixon of Greenwood, and Mrs. J.
L. Bussey, Mrs. Dom's daughter]
Mrs. Virginia ' Stone spent a
pleasant day yesterday at the home j
of Mrs. Sallie Holley.
Mr. Tom Cartledge and family
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Brooks
Timmerm?n on Sqnday last.
Mr. and Mrs. Bub Morgan and
family were the welcomed guests of |
Mr. C. Robertson yesterday.
Rev. O. N. Rountree easily one |
of the best and most consecrated
ministers in our county, preached a |
most helpful sermon at the Metho
dist church yesterday from the text,
"If I be lifted upi will draw all |
men unto me."
The weather remains dry, though
the little crops where stands have j
been secured are^looking well. The
old adage, "a dry May for a good
crop year." If true, it should en
courage our agriculturists. Gardens
are poor, almost burnt up. Small
grain, which, in our opinion is poor,
is being rapidly harvested.
Little Angus Paul McDaniel
whom we reported last week as
being quite sick with inflammatory
rheumatism is some better.
Mr. Ulie Dorn, who married
Miss Mary Morgan, the daughter
of the sage of Faifa is the happiest
man in all western Edgefield, being
the happy father of a fine boy born
last week. Mr. Dorn says that the
Dorns are a prolific people, though
small in statue, and he be hanged
if he doesn't keep up the precepts
and traditions of his fathers. He
says his father-in-law, Mr. Mor
gan is the father of nineteen, and
he'll" be switched if he don't intend
to catch up with him. Mr. Dorn has
been married a year or more, and
has four, which is a pretty good
start. We pull our hat to Ulie Dorn.
Pointers on Cultivation and Mar-]
keting Irish Potatoes.
For a year or more Rev. R. G.
Shannonhouse has been writing ar
ticles on gardening and horticulture
for the News and Courier. The fol
lowing is a portion of an article by I
him giving his experience in grow-1
in^ Irish potatoes:
'Another discovery than furnish-)
ed some amusement to me, as an
observation of human nature, was
that it pay s to get potatoes on the
market, at the earliest date possible.
In looking over local market last
week there was no encouragement
at all given for new potatoes. One of
the merchants said he could buy du m
in a nearby city at $4 a barrel, and
the country^ people would soon be
selling them at $2. Another one
said he would take a half bushel at
$1.5 0 per bushel. Another one agreed
to take a barrel at market quota
tions. In the meantime a commis
sion house a hundred miles away
offered $4 a, barrel, and another one |
in New York advised that they
would bring there four and a half |
to five and a half.
So we started digging with the
idea of shipping, ,cr else getting the
top prices here. There were none
on the local market. And after the
first barrel was filled, for /the man
who had agreed to give market
price, I went to see the other one
who had said he could have them
shipped here cheaper than I was
offering. He came to the field to see
them. He asked who would get the
barrel already filled. I told him it
was sold to one of the other mer
chants. What would I do with the
others? They would sell at $4 for
No. 2, and $5 for No. 1, a hundred
miles from here, and I was prepared
to ship. He thought a moment, and
then decided he would take them,
the run of the crop, at thc average
price, $4.50. So only one barrel was
' As a matter of course he thought
last week that the price would cer
tainly be down this week, but
probably found that it hadn't drop
ped as much as he expected. The
fact being that even those who have
raised potatoes for market are'no
yet willing to dig. They must have
another rain first and make more
potatoes. One said today that his
were as good as mine, but he
wouldn't think of distributing them
until the last of June, because they
don't mature until then.
"Now for a suggestion about in
sect enemies. The most satisfactory
method for getting Mr. Potato Bu?,
as found after trying them all, is the
spray pump and Paris green solu
tion. With the knapsack tank filled
and under pressure of compressed
air it is really a sort of pleasure to
use the hose with spray nozzle on
potatoes. Fine for poultry houses,
too, using carbolic acid and kero
sene and water. Two rows at a time,
almost as fast as one can walk, is
much better than the old way of
sprinkling, or powdering with flour.
The spray, too, gets the under
leaves as well as the top, and after
it dries one can see the very deli-,
cate green shading of the poison
precipitate. Just one application of
a very weak solution (one of 50 of
water) did the work. In digging to
day we saw where the bugs, big and
little, had ceased operations, evi
dently the 6ame day the potatoes
were sprayed. We also noticed that
they had actually been caught in
the potato blooms, or flower, which
probably explains why some be
lieve in the theory of the pest com
ing to this country in seed potatoes
imported from other states.
'Another insect enemy which
ought to be looked after at this
time is the very small one that one
may find on tomato plants, just as
the first flowers appear. We have
not learned his name, but he is al
most minute in size and is of a dark
color. He is evidently extracting
some juice out of the tomato leaves,
along with the plant lice that come
occasionally, and with no informa
tion to the contrary we must be
lieve that these tiny parasites are
responsible for the loss of the early
blossoms and fruit; and for the later
blighting of the whole plant. To
combat him we are going to spray
our whole crop this year wit& a
remedy that green house people say
will.help greatly, namely, arsenate
of lead. It really ought to be used
before the blossoming, but we will
take care to keep the blossoms dry
if possible. To prevent blight the
spraying must be done when the
plants are young. After blight starts
there is not much chance of stop
No Reason For lt.
When Edgefield Citizen? Show
There can be no just reason why
any reader of this will continue to
suffer the tortures of an aching
back, th annoyance of urinary dis
orders, the dangers of serious kid
ney ills when relief is so near at'
han .1 and the most positive proof
given that these ills can be cured.
Read what an Edgefield citizen
T. Gray, Edgefield, S. C., says;
"A few months ago kidney trouble
came on me with torturing pains
in my back and in my sides. The
passages of the kidney secretions
were irregular and I felt so tired
and worn out that it was only with
great effort that I was able to get
around. My back became lame and
sore and I could hardly stoop or
straighten. Fortunately Doan's kid
ney pills were being advertised at
that time and some one advised me
to try them. I did so, and the re
sults were very satisfactory. The
contents of one box made me feel
like a different man, driving away
my pains and aches and improving
my health. Doan's kidney pills cer
tainly d eserve endorsement and I
give my statement willingly."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co.., Bul
lo, New York, sole agents for the
nited States. "
Remember the name-Doan's
and take no other
Death of Mrs. Prince.
Mrs. 0. J. Prince died Monday
afternoon at her home near Collier's
after an illness of many months.
The interment took place Tuesday
morning at Red Hill church, Rev,
J. T. Littlejohn officiating.
A kindly providence spared this
good woman to her loved ones for
many years. Mrs. Prince's maiden
name was Miss Sara Hammond, a
name which hae always stood in
Edgefield county for honor, integri
ty and high ideals. She was a sis
ter of Mr. Edd Hammond and Lew
is Hammond. Through her death
Collier's community bas sustained a
loss that will be 'keenly felt.
Try our "Hero" ground coffee
it will go almost twice as far as the
ordinary, B. Timmons.
matter where you go, Fi;
tan, tan with fancy tips, bl
fashion dictates with the d
Knen heels and toes from
sox, variety of colors, blac
Secondly you must have h
No outfit is complete wi
Also fashion and nature d<
Flaxon* with dainty flakes
You must also have a cl
with their newness ot desi|
In the Gangway you wi
See the east window tr
elega-nt tan pumps, the pre
shoe department. We thi
the SPARTANBURG BUSINESS
College will give free Tuition to One
Person from^each County who enters
the school on or before June 20th, if
accompanied by One Student who
will take a Full Course; or by Two
Students who each will take a sin
gle course, either bookkeeping or
shorthand. For catalog, etc. address
L. NEEL VERNON, Principal,
I Spartanburg, :-: :-: S. C.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.
127th Year Begins Sept. 29th.
Entrance examinations at all the
county seats on Friday July 7th at
9 a.m. /
The college ie well endowed, en
abling it to maintain the highest
It offers complete 4-years courses
in Ancient and Modern languages,
Mathematics, History, Economics,
Science and engineering.
Courses for B. A., B. S., and B.
S. degree with engineering.
A free tuition scholarship to each
county of South Carolina. Vacant
Boyce scholarship, giving $100 a
year and free tuition, open to com
petitive examination in September.
Expenses reasonable. Terms and
catalog on application. Write to
Harrison ?tandolph, Pres.
Charleston, S. C.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
The University of South Carolina
offers scholarships in the School of
Education to one young man from
each county. Each scholarship is
worth $100 in money, and $10 term
fee and free tuition.
Examination will be held at the
county seat July 14, 1911. Exami
nations of students generally for
admission to the University will be
held at the sime time.
Write for information to
S. C. Mitchell, President,
1 Columbia, S. C.
"Don't yoi think my new bathing
suit isperfec ly charming, Maud?"
"Yes; it is very pretty, but I fear
it isn't serviceable. I am sure it will
shrink when it is wet."
"Oh! well,I can wear it all sea
son without Vashing."
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A Store With
Everyone takes a Vacation
. We have many fresh, dainty, light comfortable
things which will make your vacation truly ideal no
rst we have sox for the little tots, in pure wfiite, white with pretty plaid tips. Solid
acks blues and pinks. For the Women ve have hosiery producing the sheerness that
urability that good judgement demands. The assortment consists of sfyeer fabrics with
15c a pair on to the gauze lisle fashioned for stout women at 3 ,pairs tor $1. Men's
ks and whites also. In the gauze weaves 15c up to the pure silk at 3 pairs for $1.
andkerchiefs. We have them in dainty sheer linen, narrow hemstitched, $1 for 12, up
ithout without ? parasol. See the special sale that's puf on in the parasol department ,
arnaud cool light weight wearables. What could be nicer than pure white flaxons?
s. L,inonsin pretty stripes of light blue laveudar, pink and cora!.
lie read-to-wear Hat. You will find many shapes in the Millinery Annex that sparkle
2m in shape and trim. '
ll and ladies' and children's undermuslins, so cool looking and at popular prices.
im of course. You will do considerable walking, hence the daint?- white slippers, the
;tty patent ankle strap, thc velvet suede and Romain pumps, can all be obtained in our
mk you for past and solicit future patronage;
Personally Conducted Excursion]
Georgia and Florida Railwa;
TUESDAY, JUNE 6th,
To Jacksonville $5.00, St. Augustine $6.00, Limit fiv<
days, Tampa $7.00, Limit seven days. Through train wit]
new first class coaches and pullman cars on quick and coi
venient schedules: '
Leave Augusta 9.40 a. m. (Eastern time) arrive Jae!
sonviile 9 p. m., Tampa 7 a. m. Return trip in throu?
coaches and pullman cars if sufficient number return
justify them. Leave Jacksonville 7 a. m., Central ti
8.10 a. m. Eastern time, arrive Augusta 5.5? r/. m. Bai
ball in Jacksonville, Augusta vs. Jacksonville June 7tJ
A high class excursion at very low rates with every a
venience for a comfortable trip through the new Soi
Georgia territory into Florida, the "Land of Flower|
Write the undersigned, or phone 661 or 709 for pull]
General Passenger Agent.
Large assortment of ribbon all
colors and widths at right prices.
J. W. Peak.
Pants made to order, $5 up,
write for samples to F. G. MER
TINS, Augusta, Ga.
Large shipment of matt
received. New and attracj