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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13,1911
FINE CORN CROPS,
Recital of Results That are
Being Achieved in The Clay
Section. Large Corn
Editor A<1 ver User :-The various
criticisms that have been made of our
corauiunication in last week's paper
is pretty good evidence that the peo
ple read the papers. And the dar
darkies are reading: them and the
rural deliveries are educating them.
Why, Luke, the colored man who
hauls goods for the Elmwood store,
tells us he is cultivating his crop
th is year according to the Southern
Cultivator. Well, we have no de
sire to pull down their mail boxes,
but we would like to push the white
people ahead. By way of parenthe
sis, we want to tell the white boys
if they don't throw Rockefeller a
few sheckels along through the win
ter months they are going to be in
Horace Greely ma? y years ago
told the young men to go west. If
he were here now he would tell them
to get an education. And boys we
are here to tell you: "You just got
to get it" or do worse.
But this is digressing. We want
ed to speak of some criticism that
was made of our letter. Some of the
- old farmers shake their heads. Some
say you bave over reached the
mark. Others say you can't grow
"these hundred bushels of corn there
is so much writing about." And
still others h-ive said nobody can't
plow land 30 inches deep, but Saw
yer jand they even doubt his doing:
it. Well, Thomas doubted, didn't)
Perhaps it will surprise your
readers to know the estimate made
(only with the eyes) of Mr. J. T.
Ouzts' patch of io bushels fell 15
bushels below the mark. With good
seasons he would easily have goteen
Mr. Editor, corn is surprising.
When it is sorry you are surprised
at how little it makes; when, good
you are surprised at how much it
makes, and put it into a bottle you
are surprised at how much tr?u???cf
We have seen nu.uerous other
fine crops. On tba Saluda side the
boys are pushing the "test natches"
mighty close to the 100 bushels
mark and without any extravagant
use of concentrated fertilizers.
Leaving the Long Cane road at
Cogburn's and going in the direc
tion of Fruit Hill you tind that
Tom Hall, J. J. Padgett, Bledsoe,
Boss Timinerman, Bill Padgett, R.
B. Timmerman and his sons and
son-in-law all have magnificent*
And the uegroes are doing good
farming and have fine corn. Let us
pause long enough to tell you there
ia a considerable territory between
Mill creek and the Mathis road that
is owned by negroes. This the same
old story-old folks all died out,
the young went after hills that were
greener. These negroes have splen
did houses, mules, improved farming
implements. This should not only
be an inspiration to some of us
white folks, but we should become
imbued with the fact that there is
dignity in labor which conquers all
things. You can find acres going
anywhere from 25,50,75 to 90 or
100 bushels. Mr. R. B. Timmerman
has the best acre that we saw, a
prolific variety and *ill make ap
proximately 90 or 100 bushels, with
600 pounds fertilizer. His son has
an acre which Mr. Timmerman says
is still better.
Mr. Bill Padgett spread his test
patch over two or three big fields
aggregating 30 acres which will
yield about 30 bushels per acre.
Nine hundred bushels calls for an
harvester, and the harvest ?.ails for
a shredder and we are glad to make
the announcement that Mr. Padgett
has provided himself with both. The
clay is coming to the front, and Ben
Tillman's one gallows fellows have
already put on the other ene. The
flop-sided wool hat will soon go,and
in the next great reform movement
that sweeps the state the pi.uticians
will address .the crowd "Scientific
Mr. J. J. Padgett has beat young
Jerry Moore and Col. Drake and
has gone Williamson one better on
the stunting process. Williamson
goes slow about working his while
Padgett doesn't work his at all.
Thirty bushels to the acre without
cultivation isn't bad. Jim says he
had no hands and the Lord made it
for him. And he is convinced that
a man reaps what he sows.
It seems that cotton is off at both
ends-in the field and on the mar
ket. This will deal the farmers a
heavy blow, in as much as they have
used guano so liberally. But if such
has to come it couldn't come at a
more opportune time. We will have
corn in an abundance; with corn we
fan have meat, ard . ?th the nse of
economy we can go another year
without any great outlay of money.
Then, too, hay is going to be a fac
tor this year in the clay.
The peavines, rag-weeds and crab
grass on the hills, and the Cherokee
grass in the bottoms and flats are
all luxuriant. In fact the whole
country reminds us of the green
fields of Virginia.
In conclusion we want to tell you
the corn craze is on the boom; the
cranks are increasing and some of
the older farmers are feeling about
as young as they did when they
donned the red shirts in '76. Mr.
John Galloway leads them all, and
a few more such crops as his will
bring the price to 30 cents.
W. D. O.
P. S.-Since writing the above
we have seen Mr. W. D. Padgett's
corn and he will probably make
1000 bushels on 80 acres. This is
another evidence of the fact that the
pine wood people haven't got it all
and that dirt will make corn with
Elmwood, S. C.
News From Antioch.
This is a busy season with our
farmers. Cotton is opening so fast,
late fodder is to be pulled and sugar
cane is about ready to be made into
syrup. Much complaint is heard
about the damaged cotton after the
gale of last week, but no harm is
done to corn. I think the farmers,
after reading the splendid write-up
of ;he Cantelou farm in .your last
week's issue will surely be inspired
with new ideas and ambitions. It is
sufficient proof that farming can
justly be called professional work,
for the successful farmer of to-day
is the one who has spent both time
and talent in preparing himself for
Our community was again sad
dened on last Wednesday when the
news reached us that Mrs. ?. D.
Robertson, of Edgefield was dead,
for not only the town, but a good
part of the county, especially this
section, deeply feels the losa of this
sweet-spirited and noble woman.
Her interment took place at Anti
och. Rev. J. T. Littlejohn, assisted
by Rev. Mr. Shannonhouse, officiat
ed at the funeral. Mr. Littlejohn
spoke beautifully of the faithfa'
ness in everything that had charac
terized her life. Although she had
been in wretched health so long and
her condition was considered serious
for several weeks before she died,
she never murmured nor complain
ed, but believing it to be God's will
she submitted villingly and was
faithful to the end.
Mr. Ben Miras had the misfor
tune of being kicked on the arm by
a horse on last Monday resulting in
a broken bone. He has been suffer
ing quite a great deal with it.
Mr. Lawrence Miller from the
Collier section is quite sick at the
home of Mr. Abney Mims. He is
suffering from a fall which he re
ceived some weeks ago.
Mr. Henry Smith from Red Hill
is superintending one of Mr. Frank
West's farra, which is not only a
good position for Mr. Smith, but is
a "great convenience" as well.
Mrs. B. P. Talbert from near
McCormick, accompanied by two
of the little boys, Owens and Thom
as, visited at her mother's Mrs. S.
D. Jones last week.
Mr. Wilbur Strom made a flying
visit to his newly purchased home
near here on last Thursday.
Mr. T. P. Lyon, who has been
keeping a popular bachelor's hall on
his farm here, has left us to become
salesman for Mr. H. H. Sanders of
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Bryant visited
at Mr. B. L. Holston's Sunday.
Miss Mae Adams, from Modoc,
spent last week with Miss America
Miss Annie Reynolds returned
yesterday from several weeks' recre
ation at Glenn Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Miller and
their two little girls spent Sunday at
Mr. Lester Talbert's.
The Woman's Missionary Socie
ty of Antioch will meet next Sun
day afternoon at the church after
Sunday school. All of the ladies are
especially urged to be present at
Took in the Situation.
"John, here are your slippers."
"Thank you!" .
''And your smoking jacket."
"How good you are."
"And your pipe and tobacco."
And now, sit down, let me read
the paper to you-for I know you're
And then he looked inquiringly
at her and said:
'Mollie, let's be perfectly candid
with each other: What kind of a
birthday present do you want?"
Full line of tooth brushes, tooth
powder, pastes, etc. B. Timmons.
GOOD ROADS TRAIN.
The Southern Railroad Good
Roads Train Will Reach
Edgefield Afternoon of
The citizens of this section will
be given a fine opportunity to learn
about the importance of good loads
and the best methods of building
and keeping them in repaii, when
the "Road Improvement Train"
being operated by the Southern
Railway and affiliated lines working
in conjunction with the United
States department of public roads,
visits Edgefield on Tuesday, Sep
tember 26th at 2;30 p. m.
The train consists of lecture and
demonstration coaches equipped
with a stereopticon, exhibits and
working models, and is accompa
nied by Messrs. L. E. Boykin and
M. E. Worrell, two government
road engineers, who from wide ex
perience are qualified to give the
most valuable information on good
roads building. W. J. Hnrlbut, of
the Land and Industrial Depart
ment of the Southern Railway, and
E. E. Baker, of the American As
sociation for Highway Improve
ment,^ with the train.
It is the object of the "Road Im
provement Train" to not only
stimulate interest in the good roads
movement but to give practical in
struction in the building of roads
and their repair. President Finley
of the Southern Railway is an ar
dent good roads advocate and
realizing the vast economic impor
tance of a system of improved high
ways to the people of the south,
made it possible to have this "Gond
roads school on wheels" visit all the
territory served by the Southern
Railway and allied lines in order
that the people might have the op
portunity to receive the information
as to the improvement of roads
which it affords.
The Southern railway, at great
expense, is handling this train with
out charge to the government or the
people and all the lectures and
demonstrations are free. The leo
tuvea and exhibits ?ire bound to
prove helpful to all interested in
good roads and the ?experts will be
ready to answer all questions whose
solution may be puzzling the indi
vidual as tc how best to improve his
The working models will be
shown in actual operation, the mo
tive power being furnished by a
gasoline engine installed for the
purpose, and with these the experts
are enabled to explain what materi
als make the best roads and how
they are made and repaired at the
smallest necessary cost.
The "Road Improvement Train"
will be on the road continuously all
the summer and fall completing au
extensive tour over the whole South
at Richmond, Va., at a good roads
convention to be held there in Oc
tober. The tour began at Mobile,
Ala., May 1st, an da warm reception
has been accorded the train at all
Those in charge of the train ex
tend a cordial invitation to the peo
ple of this community to attend the
exhibition. All county officials and
road supervisors aro asked to take
part and the ladies will be especial
All Men Are Liars.
The report was carried to the cap
tain that the passenger in stateroom
No. 23 had died, and the captain or
dered a deckhand to go and throw
the body overboard.
A few minutes afterward the deck
hand reported. He was covered with
perspiration and gave all evidence
of having had the fight of his life.
His face was scratched and his cloth
*'Did you follow my instruc
tions?" asked the captain.
**I did," he replied. "The passen
ger in stateroom No. 33 has been
put overboard as per your instruc
"No. 33," shrieked the captain.
"I didn't say stateroom No. 33.1
said No. 23."
"Well, I guess that's my mis
take," replied the deckhand. "That
fellow in No. 33 told me he wasn't
dead, but some men lie so nowadays
you can't believe a thing they say!"
Another lawyer's story arrives.
We are told that a man was charged
with picking a pocket the other day
and that when arraigned he plead
ed "guilty." The case went to the
jury, however, and the verdict was
"not guilty." And the court spake
"You don't leave this court with
out a stain on your character. By
your own confession you are a thief.
By the verdict of the jury you are a
liar."-Cleveland Plain Dealer,
Visit From 6r. Josh Beall, Mr.
Stone's Handsome Resi
dence. ? tanning for
The Edge?i?ld association con
vened last w^iaik with the Plum
Branch church; in its 104th session,
and h is said have been one of
the best sessions in its history. The
old officers wefre' re-eiected except
that of treasurer, and in that broth
er J. M. Busa?y. of Parksville was
put in the placo of C. M. Melli
champ of Red HUI. Dr. Z. T. Cody,
editor of the Baptist Courier, preach
ed the introductory sermon on the
"Sense of moral responsibility," and
it was pronomr?ed to be one of the
most completfyanjd appropriate ever
heard at this association. I could
only attend one session, but the ser
mon of Dr. Cody, and the speech
of Dr. Josh Baali of Blythe, Ga.,
on temperance? \tvere worth going
many miles to fcear. But why write
of the association, having attended
only the morning of the 1st day?
I hope some one, who was fortunate
to attend all the sessions, will tell
you all about it.
As already referred to, the asso
ciation brough, back to us, and his
first love, Dr. ??j??. Beall, of Blythe,
Ga., who first aaiv the light at Mc
Cormick. Dr^3Bfea!il came to Parks
ville to see old firwndsjes.ocially his
old neighbor and life long friend,
Mr. J. M. Minor, and his kinsman
Mr. R. N. Edmunds. Dr. Bea ll is
always full of jokes, and kept Parks
ville in a laugh/ nearly the whole
time he spent with us, but best of
all, his energies are engaged in
Christian work. He is a leader in
(Continued on page 4.)
Death of Mrs. Robertson.
After a steady physical decli"e of
more than a year, Hrs. Lizzie xiob
ertaon, the wife of ;Mr. N. D. Rob
ertson, died earl. Wednesday morn
ing at her ho?/,* Disease sap
ped her enerr vitality until
she becario . HS
lid, but'thrw^f.^, ?il abe was pa
tient and sub:--?sive, reflecting
Christian fortitude to an unusual
Her physical ills were made light
er, however, by the kindly and con
stant attention of her devoted hus- ,
band, who from the beginning of
her sickness until the end did every
thing possible to stay the disease,
as well as everything possible that
contributed in any manner to her
comfort and happiness. God had
blessed her with a devoted and un
Before her marriage Mrs. Rob
ertson was Miss Lizzie Dobsy. She <
was a devout member of the Bap
tist church, being always in her
place in attendance upon public
worship and always bearing cheer
fully her part in the support of the
church and its various enterprises
Mrs. Robertson leaves her hus
band, Mr. N. D. Robertson, and
two (brothers, Messrs. H. W. and
W. F. Doboy. The burial took
place at Antioch Thursday morn
ing, the funeral being conducted by
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn and Rev. R.
Send The Home Paper.
Send the Journal to your boy and
girl at college. It's a letter from
home every week. You don't have
time to write them often.
That's a suggestion from a week
ly newspaper in South Carolina,
and quite a good one. His or her
collage education needs to be taken
care of, else the boy or girl would
not be sent to college. But, there
is yet another side of life which
needs almost if not quite as much
careful attention; keep him or her
posted on the everday activity of
the surrounding world, not only the
home, and the college "book learn
ing" will be made valuable.
There's something about the
newspaper the boy or girl has been
accustomed to seeing around the
home-whether a daily, semi-week,'
ly or weekly-that seems to breathe
a sort of air of familiarity when it
confronts them in stranger places
and among new faces. Its very
touch, somete w, brings up recoil??,
tions of home and the family hearth
stone-it seems almost like a mem
ber of the family, and it exerts an
By all means, send your home pa
per to the boy or girl at college.
Mrs. Church--Well, how did you
Mrs. Gotham-I didn't vote at
all. There were only two women
candidates, and one of them said
something uncomplimentary about
my hat, and the other never no
ticed my hat at all.-Yonkers States
Miss Shaw Entertains. High
School Opened With Prom
ising Outlook. Orange
Miss Ruth Shaw entertained a
number of her friends on Monday
evening in compliment to her friend
Miss Bessie Walsh o? Sumter. Miss
Shaw is an ideal hostess and the
guests were soon enjoying the cozy
seats and tete-a-tete corners arrang
ed. A pleasant past time rr&a topic
cards for conversation. There were
10 and each bore a different topic,
the last one, "Love," being allowed
10 minutes. The couples were next
given clothespins and told to dress
them in the latest styles. Miss Sara
Noms and Mr. Garland Coleman
produced the most Parisian creation
and were awarded the prize. Mr.
Jule Mobley was given the booby,
as he forgot that the hoop skirt
was not so much worn now as the
hobble. During the latter part of the
evening refre?hments of ices and
cake were served, which were de
lightful. Good nights were reluct
antly said and all indebted to Miss
Shaw for so delightful a time.
Miss ? Stevens of North Augusta,
have been visiting their sister, Mrs.
Miss Fannie Crumley has been
visiting her aunt, Mrs. P. C. Ste
Miss Weinona Lewis is at home
from a week's stay in Augusta with
Mr. Hugh D. Ivy, of Georgia,
has been visiting his mother, Mrs.
Mr. David Ouzts, who holds a
position with the Rock Hill bank,
spent Saturday and Sunday here.
Miss Pauline Timmerman, of
Batesburg, has been visiting her
sister, Miss Sue Timmerman.
The high school opened here on
last Monday morning and the com
ing session has a splendid outlook
with about 225 pupils ready for
work. The exercises were conducted
in the auditorium and on the sta?e
were the teachers, pupils of tho
TO th ..grade, the ministers of t:><?
town, the trustees of the schooi a;;?
county superintendent of education,
Mr. W. W. Fuller. After scripture
reading and prayer by Dr. Dorsett,
instructive talks were given by Revs.
Beckham and Monroe and Dr. Dor
aett. Mr. J. D. Kidson spoke in
behalf of the trustees, and Dr. J.
M. Rushton, chairman of the board
was also called upon for a few re
marks. Superintendent Fuller con
gratulated the school upon being
one of the few to make 14 units,
and stated that he classed this school
as one of the best high schools in
the state. Superintendent of the
Behool, W. C. Curry, mapped out
his plans for the year's work and
offered some good advice to pupil
and parent The teachers for the
coming year are: W. C. Curry, su
perintendent; Miss Dassie Stewart,
principal; Miss Eva Rushton, Vir
ginia Agnew, Goldsby, Beakes,
Clara Sawyer and L. C. Latimer,
assistants, Mrs. M. A. Huiet, kin
dergarten, and Miss Mary Gwynn,
Miss WilsoD, of Gnffney, is the
guest of Mrs. J. H. White this
Mrs. W. E. Lott and little Misses
Elizabeth and Effie Allen visited
Miss Zena Payne during the week.
Miss Mamie Hill is visiting at the
home of Mr. Sandifer.
Mr. M. T. Turner made a trip
over to Augusta during last week
in his car and was accompanied by
F. S. Bland, J. E. LaGrone and J.
Miss Lizzie Watkins, of New
berry, has been visiting her aunt,
Mrs. A. P. Lott.
Mrs. J. E. Bailey has returned to
Ellenton after two weeks' visit to
her mother, Mrs. J. M. Denny. She
was accompanied by her sister, Miss
Miss Bettie Waters entertained a
number of her young friends with a
birthday party on Saturday after
noon. A flower contest was enjoyed,
conumdrum questions being answer-'
ed with names of flowers, and Miss
Virgie Courtney won the prize. In
choosing partners for refreshments
the girls were all arranged near the
closed parlor door, each with a rib
bon streamer tied to their arm, and
the young gentlemen in the hallway
drew out his partner by a ribbon.
In the dining roora, the birthday
feast was delightful to both the eye
Mr. B. L. Wright, of Georgia,
visited friends here this week.
Dr. B. F. Landrum, of Florence,
spent Sunday here with friends.
Miss Angel Andrews who is teach
ing music at Wards, spent Saturday
and Sunday here.
Miss Ruth Shaw will leave soon
to resume her school duties in the
lower part of the state.
I Miss Eloise Carwile is the guest
of Mrs. W. S. Mobley.
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn and Misses
Poole, Bessie May, and Messrs.
Robert Cartledge and Wood, of
Greenwood, made a car trio over on
Sunday and spent the day here with
Orange blossoms to be in fall
blossom by the first of the fall
months, and Johnston will lose two
of her most charming and lovable
Why Not Sleep Outdoors?
It seems strange that it took peo
ple so long to learn the pleasure and
benefit of sleeping in the open air.
Until very recent years sleeping
porches were seldom seen. We shut
ourselves up in stuffy rooms and
sweltered during the hot months,
when by moving the beds a few
feet into the open air we could sleep
in comfort. The campaign of pub
licity to educate people on the bene
fit of fresh air as a preventive and
cure for consumption led to the
building of sleeping porches, and
now most houses in cities, except in
congested sections, have some sort
of sleeping porches, and architects
are incorporating such porches in
planning good houses. The strange
thing about this is that the move
ment should have started in the
city rather than in the country. To
be sure, it is cooler in the country,
but to balance this, the sleeping
rooms are smaller in the country,
the houses are less open, and the
ven ti lr ?ion poorer. The sleeping
porch can be added to the farm
home. There is no trouble to secure
privacy, for the next house is not
within 20 feet. All that is needed is
a roof, and last summer not even
this was needed. We sleep under the
canopy of heaven, and there was not
a night but a blanket was acceptable
sometimes before morning. In sea
sons when there is more moisture,
however, a roof is necessary to keep
off showers and heavy dews. With
a sleeping porch there is no occa
sion for an uncomfortable night so
far as heat is concerned, and after
a summer's experience it will re
quire more thanijitepe freezing weath
er to drive ose ir?o four walla.
Give the Boys and Girls' ?a
Schools may not make men and
women, but they will always help.
Certainly the lack of educational
advantages will not make men and
women. Because the little log
schoolhouse with the slab benches
and two-by-four blackboard has
turned out strong men and noble
men, it does not follow that they
would not have been even stronger
and nobler and have had greater in
fluence for good if they had had
better advantages in their youth.
Because your hero, perhaps, learned
his letters for himself by a flickering
fire of lightwood knots and got
most of his learning in the "School
of Hard Knocks," it does not fol
low that there is no better way of
training men. All the evidence
agrees that the more of opportuni
ty, the more of culture there can
be put into the life of boy or girl,
the better will be his or her chances
of developing into the worthiest
and most useful type of manhood or
womanhood. We believe, with El
bert Hubbard, that it is good thing
for a boy to have had the privilege
of warming his feet cold mornings
on the ground where tho cows lay
the night before; but we also be
lieve that it is good for him to have
had the privilege of going to a
Schoolhouse made, neat and bright
and cheerful without and within,
and of advancing from that school
house to higher institutions of learn
ing where he can breathe the air of
academic inspiration, absorb the
traditions and ideals of his college,
and acquire all that it can give of
learning and culture and breadth of
thought.-The Progressive Farmer.
Mabel-I am sure he must have
loved her very dearly?
Maude-I should say so. He
married her in spite of the faot that
he had been out in the rain with
her all one afternoon, was seasick
with her, and saw her unexpectedly
at home the morning after the
From Columbia to Augusta.
The southern railroad announces
in this issue the schedule and rates
for the last excursion of the season
to be run between Columbia and
Augusta next Wednesday, Septem
ber 20th. For one-day limit tickets
will be good only on special train
September 20th. Tickets for two
day limit will be good for regular
trains until and including the 22nd.
As the rate has been made very low
no doubt a large number will go on
104th Seuion of the Edgeield
Association Held at Plum
Branch.Meets at Repub
lican Next Year.
The 104th session of the Edge
field Baptist association met with
the Plum Branch church on Wed
nesday the 6th of September. The
first business of the body was to
organize. Mr. 0. Sheppard was
elected moderator and Rev. J. T.
Littlejohn was chosen clerk. The
introductory sermon was preached
by Dr. Z. T. Cody and was a splen
did discourse. The subject of tem
perance was then discussed and en
thusiasm to a considerable degree
At the conclusion of the temper
ance discussion there was an ad
journment taken for dinner. Rev.
J. E. Freeman, the hospitable pas
tor, gave a cordial welcome to all
present to join in the festivities of
the hour. The crowd was tremen
dous. The house must have been
more than twice full, but the whole
souled people were ready for the
occasion. The repast was bountiful
and delightful. Had the congrega
tion been much larger, the abun
dance of viands would have been
During the afternoon, Rev. P. B.
Lanham read the report on state
missions and Dr. Derieux, the cor
responding secretary, addressed the
association, giving salient facts con
cerning the work. Owing to the fact
that several visiting brethren rep
resenting different interests had to
leave and inasmuch as others had
not arrived, the program was some
what broken into.
The report on education was read
and was spoken to by Mr. Easter
ling who represented Farman Uni
versity. The report on the layman's
movement was also read and was
disoussed by. Rev. W.i E. Wilkins
On Thursday morning the body
was promptly called to order, and
the subjects of Sunday schools, the
orphanage, education and the lay
man^ movement were duly diseuss
^^^Jtc'r-dinnefa'.ho* jaded con
gregation returned to the house, and
listened to the reports on home and
foreign missions. By this time the
orowd was breaking up, and foreign
missions at least was not discussed.
Plum Branch is a marvel of gen
erous hospitality and progress. The
cordial hand clasp with which
all were greeted made the visitors
feel that they were indeed among
The association will be held next
year at Republican.
Mr. Garnett Favors Holding
Cotton For Better Price.
Editor Advertiser:- I am a farmer
and am very much interested in the
farmers of our county. Enclosed
find a report gotten up by the
Southern Ruraliat on the condition
of the cotton crop up to September
1st, 1911. I was certainly glad to
get it, as I have been misled by the
report that there was going to be
a bumper crop made, and planned
to get my crop on the market as
soon as possible before the price got
too low. Since reading the report, I
have decided not to rush it on the
market. I never saw cotton shed as
badly in my life as it has in the last
eight or ten days in my section. It
is just dying like lightning had
struck the fields in places.
I hope you will look over this
Rurali8t report and give it, or some
of it, out to your farmer readers,
for fear they are in my fix, until I
got it. If this report be trae the far
merp will yet get a good price if
they will hold to the cotton, which
I hope they will do.
J. M. Garnett,
Plum Branch, S. C.
(The report to which Mr. Gar
nett refers above was made up by
The Ruralist from a number of let
ters received from reliable farmers
over the cotton belt, all of which
state that the deterioration in cotton
has been very great. Some of the
letters from different parts of South
Carolina state that the crop is off
from 25 to 50 per cent, owing to
locality. Texas is one third off from
the July report and in no state is
the crop reported, to be less than
20 per cent off. As Mr. Gan^.t
states, this certainly should indi
cate that farmers will get a better
price by holding their cotton. The
crop of 1911 will be far from a
bumper crop.-Editor The Adver
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