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[Tl and Co-Operative
Union of America
ll Malters sf Especial Moment to
i-I tile Progressive Agriculturist
When you are crowded, Just keep
The low-down wagon ls all right, but
folks have no use for a low-down man.
Those who in the autumn take their
.ase are the more likely later on to
The man who will break his word
will smash anything that comes within
Co-operation ls the alternative of
corporate land ownership and the
lease system of farming.
Comfortable Quarters and plenty to
eat ls all that ls necessary to make
a hog satisfied but it takes something
more to keep happiness in a woman's
lu Denmark credit societies lend
money to farmers with which to buy
lands. The loans run up to 50 years
and the land is the only security. The
Interest rate is about 4 per cent
The farmers of this country own and
operate 16 co-operative meat packing
plants. While the farmers Union
alone owns and operates 5,600 manu
facturing plants of various kinds and
the American Society of Equity owns
Farmers in the southwest part of
Dickenson county, Kan., being unable
to Induce somebody to start a bank
finally opened one of their own with
a paid-in cash capital of $125.000. The
bank ls making money and as funds
HANDLE THEIR OWN PRODUCT
Boston Gardeners Plan Organization
of Co-Operatlve Growers' Sell
If present plans do not miscarry.
Boston will soon see a co-operative
vegetable growers' selling association.
A few days ago. a representative of
the New England Homestead was
talking with one of the big gardeners
catering to the Boston market and
learned of this movement. He said
that the vegetable grower ls at the
mercy of dealers and commission men.
He further declared that the system
of selling vegetables which prevails in
Boston today ls a disgrace to reputa
"Boston gardeners take the back
seat for none, as regards getting high
yields per acre and producing extra
fine quality of produce, but they are
woefully weak whoa lt comes to plac
ing that product on the market They
literally dump their vegetables into
Boston and take whatever the dealer
sees fit to give. They have no alter
native, as they are not organized to
the point of being able to divert their
products to other markets, or to in
duce rapid consumption."
As a matter of fact dealers keep
prices up to consumers, and, at the
same time pay the grower starvation
prices. If growers had a good mar
keting association, and an oversupply
were imminent, they could reduce the
price to consumers, with a result of
cleaning out the market There are
four growers near Boston who do a
business of over 3200,000 a yea., and
the plan ls for these men to open a
market handle their own product
and perhaps take consignments from
other growers. Such names as Raw
son, Hlttinger, Hall and Rane are as
sociated with the project The won
der ls that these bright business men
have not attended to this matter be
RUN A FARMERS' ELEVATOR
Manager Must Be Well Versed In
Mathods Used In Shipping and
I Consigning Grain.
(By H. V. PATTERSON, Montana Ex
There are a number of points that
must be kept in mind by those select
ing a man to run their elevator. In
the first place, he must be a good
judge of commercial grains. He must
be able to glance at a load of grain
and tell very quickly what grade will
be placed upon lt when lt ls received
upon the terminal market He should
have a dear understanding of the
meaning of the different quotations,
since nearly all of our large terminal
grain markets have a sort of code by
which their grain ls handled. ,
An elevator manager must be well
versed in the methods used in ship
ping and consigning the grain. He
must understand the loading of the
ears, as well as know how to keep an
accurate set of books. He must be
the progressive man of the locality.
His opinion upon the market should
be respected by the shipper and the
farmer. He must be thoroughly famil
iar with the value of introducing new
seeds as well as the Importance ot
Farmers organising a co-operative
grain association cannot do better
than to put some time and attention
into th? selection of the man that ls
to run their business. Unless a re
sponsible person ls hired, the organ
ization is bound, sooner or later, to
have a great deal of trouble. The
writer has known of a number of
farmers* organizations that have
failed simply because they /.id not se
cure the right man to handle their
5 pieces of unfinished Serges,
dress goods 52 inches wide. Kia1
value $1.25 per yard, for this week
only 98c per yard.
100 Men'? suits just received in
blue Serges and Fancies, all well
Tailored. Real value $15.00. Spe
cial for this week, $10.00.
PRACTICE OF HEAVY PRUNING
Much Theorizing Has Been Done on
This Subject, but Little Knowl
edge Has Been Acquired.
Much theorizing has been done on
pruning, but comparatively little accu
rate knowledge hag yet been acquired
regarding the relative merit of the
easy-going methods practiced with the
so-called "natural" form of top and
the more careful and heavier cutting
followed in the base form and other
repressive systems as practiced on
the Pacific coast
Many of the eastern orchardists
have looked upon heavy pruning as
close akin to murder, and we have as
a result a large proportion of leggy
and awkward trees in most of the
older apple orchards, the bearing
wood on which is high In the air and
Inaccessible both at spraying time and
time of harvest, says a writer in an
exchange. Such trees require close
heading back, and sometimes even
need to be "dehorned." Such heading
back, which should preferably be
done in the spring just before growth
starts, need not be done In a single
year, but whether done in one year or
gradually through a serien of years,
lt should not stop short of bringing
the remodeled framework of the tree
^within convenient reach of the spray
nozzle and the light picking ladder.
LIGHT LADDER FOR Or*HARD
Can Be Made of White Pine and When
Placed in Fork of Limb There
ls No Danger of Slipping.
The illustration is of a safety ladder
for the benefit of fruit growers. Take
I%x3-Inch white pine clear of flaws
for sides, and 1x3 for steps, as they
are better to stand on than rounds;
nail blocks for them to rest on, and
to keep it from spreading put a small
rod under every third step, or wire
will do; double and twist it. Take a
solid piece four feet long for the
"snout;" bolt this with two H-hich
bolts, with wedges to mako lt solid.
This makes a much lighter and han
A Light Fruit Ladder.
dler ladder than the old straight one.
Put the snout in the fork of a limb
and there is no slipping or turning,
nor knocking the fruit off. Use differ
ent lengths to suit the tree.
Apples should be carefully assorted.
Grapes have been much neglected of
The foolish man plants his orchard
on low ground and the wise man seeks
Nothing grown on the farm pays bet
ter for the care bestowed upon it than
Apples, pears, peaches, plums and
cherries should be grown on every
farm, large or small.
Do not place your fruit in competi
tion with another by dividing ship
ments in any market.
The strawberry, like the cranberry
and blueberry, prefers a sour soil and
will do best in such a soil.
There are three processes of prun
ing a young apple tree; the formative,
the directive and the corrective.
When a crop on a tree ls too large
for normal maturity, thinning Is of
value and should always be given.
Whenever a large limb ls sawed
from the tree the wound should be at
once covered with wax or thick paint
As a rule sheep do no harm to the
old orchard, but they should not be
allowed to have access to the young
We never could see the wisdom of
allowing the hogs to run in the orch
ard unless it is in cow peas or clover
Never ship fruit to a market that ia
overstocked and weak. Tour com
mission merchant will send you" dftttl
Balked at Cold Steel.
"I wouldn't let a doctor cut my
foot off," said H D Ely, Bantam,
Ohio, although a horrible ulcer had
been the plague of my life for four
years. Instead I used Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve, and my foot was soon
completely cured. Heals burns,
boils sores, bruises, eczema, pim
ples, corns. Surest pile cure. 25c at
Penn & Holstein's, W E Lynch &
Co., B Timmons.
Generally the towns that are not on
the map are on the hum.
The man who waits to laugh last
sometimes doesr.'t laugh at all.
Running into debt makes a man
sweat Just as badly as any other run.
Tell everybody there is a chance for
them to win, unless you want them to
Robinson Crusoe needed no court or
law-nobody wanted to rob him of his
If it wasn't for injuring the shoddy
clothes business I would pray God to
clothe the poor in feathers.
Special privileges are contrary to
our national constitution. Those who
ask for them are preaching treason.
The man with more children than
he can educate should be charged with
stuffing the political field with Ignor
If I go to heaven and do not get an
equal portion of the things given
away, I'll still imaginb myself on
The poor play at politics and get
the Joke on themselves-the rich work
at politics and get the profits for their
There ls* not a Bingle soul I wish
to take advantage of, therefore I Join
no organization which does not in
clude the whole race.
The time is coming when evange
lists will preach every family into a
home on earth, as a preliminary to
preaching them into heaven when they
Stop painting the beauties of heav
en, and try to help establish some
thing nearly like it on earth, so the
people can see that such a dream is
JUST THOUGHTS ,
The man who accepts our advice
usually makes us feel that he. ia doing
us a favor.
The woman with a baby; and the'
woman with a pet dog alwctyB feel so
sorry for each other.
It doesn't take money to 'make fools
of some fellows, but at tho same time
it helps a lot
Every cloud has a silver' lining. If
you don't believe it ask a small boy
who is too sick to go to school.
Many a man who thinks he is a
little lower than the angels would be
surprised to know what they think of
It's a poor rule that won't work
both ways. In fact, some fellows
seem to think lt's a poor rule to -work
Unlike the average man, the ther
mometer can take a drop too much at
night and still get up early the next
Ennui ls merely a condition in
which we are tired of dtoing nothing,
and yet we are too tired to do any
Tell a man he is no better than he
ought to be and he will get mt id
enough to give the impression thjit
he ought to be better than he Is.
The wages of sin ls debt
Pew women look like themselves In
Women are like angels-continually
The country needs less unwritten
and more unbroken law.
Many an idea turns out, after mar
riage, to be only an ordeal.
He who employs a brunette typist
should wear a black coat
When a summer girl be?;lns to call
you by your first name uhe has de
signs on your last
There are two kinds of vacation
amusement-those you don't like and
those that are not good for you.
Chuckle and grow chubby.
Scads make female -steed *scoot>
All is not auriferous that a pearl
TWO SUCCESSES. U
Knicker-Thompson was operatic
on for appendicitis last WP ek.
Bocker-Was it a FUOCCSF .?
Knicker-Yes. and so v xis the fu
Presents for Fall Weddings can be
best selected here, as we have so
many things that are worth giving.
We are showing Beautiful and Ser
viceable articles in Sterling Silver and
cut glass in the newest patterns.
All of these articles are of the very
highest Quality, and our prices are
very reasonable, ours always are.
Come and see the many new things
WE KNOW WHAT WE SELL IS
Penn & Holstein
GUNS & PISTOLS
most every kind if they
are the good kind
J.P. Sauer & Sons
Repairers of all kinds of guns,
V. A. Hemstreet & Bro.
Near Ga. R. R. Bank. 653 Broad
A Father's Vengeance.
Would Lavo fallen on any one
who attacked the son of Peter Bon
dy, of South Rockwood, Mich., but
he was powerless before attacks of
kidney trouble. Doctors could not
help him, he wrote, ' so at last we
gave him Electric Bitters and he
improved wonderfully from taking
six bottles. Its the best kidney medi
cine I ever saw." Backache, tired
feeling, nervousness, loss of appe
tite, warn of kidney trouble that
may end in dropsy, diabetes or
Bright's disease. Beware: Take
Electric Bitters and be safe,. Every
bottle guaranteed. 50c at Penn &
Holstein, W E Lynch & Co., B
1 Saved Many From Death.
W L Mock, of Mock, Ark., be
lieves he has saved many lives in
; his 25 years of experience in thc
drug business. What I always like
to do, he writes is to recommend
Dr. King's New Discovery foi
, weak, sore lungs, hard colds
hoarseness, obstinate coughs, la
grippe, croup, asthma or other bron
.cbial affection, for I feel sure that J
nrumber of my neighbors are aliv<
and well to-day because they tool
iroy advice to use it. I honestly be
?Heve its the best " ihroat and lunj
medicine that's mady. Easy to provi
?he's right. Get a trial bottle free
.or regular 50c or $1.00 bottle
?Guaranteed by Penn <fc Holstein
W E Lynch & Co., B Timmons.
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2 New Photograph
Jj G alery j
= lam now prepared to take pho- :
= tegrapbe of all kinds, and respect- j
S fully solicit the patronage of the j
"f people. -Special attention given to '
*f* groups and outdoor work My j
.?? .prices are very reasonable. .
5 Gallery open Tuesday, Wednes- j
W day, Thursday and Saturday from j
5 la till 5 o'clock. j
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EDGEFIEEP PRESSING CLUB.
I wish t? inform the public tba
T am better equiped than ever t<
do pressing and cleaning of al
kinds. Let me make your old sui
look brand new. We take especia
pains inpressing ladies skirts. Sent
us your garments. Satisfactioi
We make a specialty of clean im
a,nd re-blocking hats, both felt an<
Panama hats. Ring Phone No. 3,
and I will send for the clothes.
Wallace Harris, Prop.
I was. never "before better able to tai
j care of .vour eye glass work than I am t
presant. My stock is complete and of ti
hr.st good's and my methods of examine
'tion ore the latest. I am her? all tl
time and can correct anything about yoi
glasses that may for any reason be ui
satisfactory after the work is done. Thi
fact should appeal to yon.
GEORGE F. MI MS, Optician
Edgefield, - - - S.C
Steam Laundry Notice
My patrons are requested to leav
their Laundry at Jas. E. Hart's ol
?laud, with Mr. M. A. Parki
W o rk sent on Tuesdays and retun
ed Saturdays. First-class wor
JAMES E. HART.
Notice School District No. V
On account of illness in the fara
lies of two trustees who are mana
ers in special election ordered f<
Nov-? ll, said election will be he
at R ehoboth school house Nov. 2
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Education.
The mild wir
have caused us
ing and shoes,
stoek we have
25 per cent on men's clothing
Better come at once before
Shoes for everybody, both foi
We also carry a large stock
your needs at very low prices
We can save you money if
by coming to our store wh<
and can make our Edgefield
Whether you want a full
rocking chair. We can sav
E. M. Andrews
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t Business Locals.
Try our breakfast and Oolon
tea for ice tea. B. Timmons
There is no syrup better than our
Blue Ribbbon and Georgia Cane
syrup. B. Timmons.
Large shipment of matting just
received. New and attractive de
I signs. Ramsey & Jones.
Try our "Hero" ground coffee
it will go almost twice as far as the
ordinary. B. Timmons.
Fresh shipment of Levering's
coffees. Try them and you would
be pleased with qaality and price.
Biggest stock of harness we have
ever carried. Single and double, all
weights and prices.
Ramsey & J ones.
Don't you need a new summer
buggy robe. We have a new lot in. \
Ramsey & Jones.
Have you ever tried the Shiver
Spring mineral water for stomach,,
liver, kidney and bladder trouble? [
Fresh shipment just received.
When you need paint for either |
inside or outside work try the Acme
Quality paint that is sold by Messrs.
W. W. Adams & Co. It will give
Farm For Sale: In Ridge sec
tion, Ask for free list.
Johnston, S. C. Y. May.
Pure Bancroft seed oats for sale
The Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Men's and boys suits now at a
low price. Come in and see them be
fore you buy.
Israel Mukashy, Bargain House.
Just received a full line of Gar
wood's celebrated perfumery, and
violet and carnatl. J talcum powder.
(Jet your suit from MERTINS,
Augusta, Ga., and he will save you
$5 to $10.
iter and low p]
to be overstoe
soin order to
IO per cent on shoes
i the sizes are broken. Stylish
r work and dress. Tell your fr?e
s and Plantation S
: of groceries and plantation ?
s. Highest market prices paid
you wiil come to see us. My i
? T. Re?
CLEORA, S. C.
four Home at a Sn
sn in Augusta. We buy in large
suit of parlor or bed room furnitu
e you money. <
- C Space will not permit our
ing full descriptions and pi
but come and let us show
the style and quality of
goods and how our prices
Try a pair of our $3.50 Mens
Shoes, as they are hard to beat.
Every pair guaranteed.
Send your combings to Mrs. W.
C. Hatcher, Tebou street. Way
Ties-suspenders-soi and many
other things you can buy at half
price at F. G. MERTINS, Augus
- Large assortment of iron and en
ameled beds to select from.
Ramsey <fc Jones.
Try our new perfumery
.Blockis-in all of the popular odors
Ye sportsmen come to us for your
shotguns and shells.
Ramsey Sc Jones.
Large stock of suit cases, grips,
traveling bags and trunks. Our
prices are right too.
Ramsey & Jones.
Large stock of cook stoves at
Ramsey & Jones.
Fresh shipment of Leverings
coffees at B. Timmons.
Our furniture stock is full in
every department. Suits in oak and
mahogany, from the cheapest to the
Ramsey & Jones.
Buy your suit fi om F. G. MER
TINS, Augusta, Ga., and save
Gin house insurance, system gins,
steam gins, water gin machinery.
E. J. Norris, Agt.
Insure your cotton with E. J,
Beautiful rockers and dining
chairs. Come in to see them.
Ramsey <fc Jones.
See our Iron and Enameled beds.
Ramsey & Jones.
For Rent: Dobey house near col
lege, good water and garden. Pos
session given November 15th. For
terms see Capt R. B. Cain or
F. N. K. Bailey,
Edgefield, S. C. |
rice of cotton
?ked on cloth
per cent on boy's clothing
clothing at bargain pnces
>nds about this cut in price
mpplies. Let us supply
for country produce,
mill grinds every Saturday.
We always carry a full stock of
buggies, such as Moyer, Smith and
Oxford. Drop in to see the different
styles to select from. Edgefield
Large shipments of buggies, Bar
ries and wagons. We sell only the
dependable kind and can save you
Ramsey & Jones.
Land For Sale: A tract of 100
acres known as the Arthur place, a
part of the B. F. Mays |estate, with
in one and a half miles of the cor
porate limits of town of Edgefield.
Price $1,250. Apply to Calhoun A.
Mays, or to S. B. Mays, Edgefield,
Full line of shoes for men, ladies
and children, prices so cheap tha?
you will be obliged to buy.
Israel Mukashy, Bargain House.
All Coat Suits reduced at
Smith Marsh Ss Co.
^We have just received a big as
sortment of Misses and childrens*
Fur Coats in black and 'colors. It
will pay you to look at them be
fore buying elsewhere.
75c negligee shirts at 50c, whits
or plain. F. G. MERTINS, Au
For the best assortment of solid
leather shoes from standard manu
facturers and every pair warranted
as represented. Call on Rives Bros.
Notice: We are closing ont all
medium weight suits at 25 per cent,
off, all fine wool goods. F. G.
MERTINS, Augusta, Ga.
A complete line of Underwear,
all styles, all sizes.
Smith Marsh Co?
Strayed: A dark bay,horse hr T
ing broke loose while hitched in
town of Edgefield Sunday night,
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
To find sizes and big selection in
school shoes that will wear, try