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Cotton Caterpillar Reported
Cheraw, June 1.-It is accurately
reported tfere that the dreaded cot
ton caterpillar, which did so much
damage last fall, has again made
its appearance, going in a southerly
direction. Col. C. F. Moore, own
er of Excelsior seed farm, one of
the largest plantations in the South,
about 3? miles from Cheraw, dis
covered this dreaded pest a few days
ago on his cotton plants. For sev
eral days he had noticed that some
thing was destroying the leaves of
the young cotton plants, and on
closer investigation he found the
small caterpillar, similar to the one
that did all the damage last fall.
It is unusual for them to appear
this early in the season and for this
reason it is feared that they will do
much damage to the young plants
-more damage, in fact, than the
boll weevil, as the cotton plant at
this time is so very small. Other
.farmers coming into town today re
port a small worm destroying cot
ton in large areas. The farmers
here are very much excited over
this early appearance of the pest.
Southern Railway. Premier Car
rier of the South.
Schedules effective May 26, 1912,
Edgefield, S. C. (N. B. Schedule
figures shown as information only
and are not guaranteed.)
9:20 a. m. No. 209 daily arrives
Trenton 9:40 a. m., Columbia 11:55
a. m., Spartanburg 4:10 p. m.,
Asheville 7:30 p. m., Cincinnati
9:55 a. m., Augusta 11:35 a. m.
11:02 a. m. No. 208 daily from
Trenton to Edgefield.
11:10 a. m. No. 331 daily from
Edgefield to Aiken. Arrives Aiken
1:50 p.m. No. 210 daily except
Sunday from Aiken to Edgefield.
2:00 p. m. No. 229 daily except
Sunday from Edgefield to Aiken,
arrives Aiken 3:15 p. m., Columbia
6:40, Washington 8:54 a. m., New
Tori 2:31 p. m.
4:55 p. m. No. 232 daily from
Aiken to Edgefield.
6:50 p. m. No. 207 daily fron:
Edgefield to Trenton.
7:40 p. m. No. 206 daily from
Trenton to Edgefield.
For further information, call on
ticket agent, or,
E. H. Coapman, VP&GM,
Washington, D. C.
J. L. Meek, AGFA,
A. H. Acker, TP A,
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The teachers' scholarships in the
University of South Carolina, worth
$100 in money and exemption from
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young men of this county. See the
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The outreach of the University
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The growth of the Law School
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There is a Business Course with
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"Move on now," says the big,
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Mrs. Trumbull's social aspirations
were, as a rule, the source of much
flippant joy to her husband. It was
only when Trumbull himself was
called upon to shine at dinner parties
or disport In drawing rooms that be
ceased to consider in the light af A
Joke bi? wife's desire to set ber small
feet firmly upon the next higher rung
of the ladder.
The cream of the Joke looked to bim
particularly pale and blue the evening
she announced triumphantly that Mrs.
Fulton, the one wealthy woman of
their acquaintance, bad Invited the
Trumbulls to sit in ber box at tb?
opera the following Thursday evening.
Tm perfectly willing for you to
spend your nights and Sundays naroo
ing the aristocracy to its lair," pro
tested Trumbull, "but you know Pm
not a parlor pet. rm all right as a
means of support, but I'm sure to
make a donkey of myself if I try to do
the society act. Cant you'go alone?"
Uro. Trumbull set ber lips. "That
would be impossible," abe said. "But,
of course, if you dont want to go I
can tell Mrs. Fulton that you have a
business engagement that will prevent
It was not until her lips began to
quiver that Trumbull realized how
much it meant to ber. He promised
The night of the theater party the
weather turned cold. Trumbull, lo
blissful forgetfulness of the festivity,
entered the bouse in a whirl of snow
and icy wind.
Is that you, dearf" cried Mrs.
Trumbull from . upstairs, where sb?
was fluttering about getting Trum
bull's evening regalia ready for bim
to put on,
"Yep," responded trumbull, follow
?fig the sound of ber voice np the
His face fell whoa he saw tbs
doth ea lying on the bed. "Obi" he
ejaculated In a voice from which all
Joy bad fled. Td forgotten this was
the evening of the blowout." He shiv
ered audibly. "Ifs an awful Bight"
Mrs. Trumbull tripped over to the
dresser and began a search for his
tie. "I ordered a taxi," sh? said,
cheerily. "It's to be here promptly
at a quarter to eight."
In the taxicab Mrs. Trumbull
looked at ber husband in undisguised
"You'll be tho best looking man
there," she purred. "I dont care if
Mr. Fulton's ancestors did cope over
with the*pilgrim fathers and if they
do have a butler and five maids and
a governess, be's nothing but a little,
dried-up shrimp. Anybody seeing you
two together won't hesitate a minute
about selecting you as the one with
The spontaneity of this wifely trib
ute pleased Trumbull. He even grew
less sleepy under the enlivening influ
ence of her honeyed words. How
ever, this-didn't prevent his having a
fleeting wish as he seated himself in
the chair just behind his hostess that
he had had another strong cup of cof
fee. Of course he wasn't really
sleepy, hut a cold wind always gave
him a queer feeling.
Mrs. Trumbull, glancing at his big,
well-groomed figure and his clever,
good-natured face, and now and then
catching the low, well-bred tones of
his voice, feit that it would take very
little more to make her sinfully proud
of him. Every interested glance cast
up from the seats below them sent a
separate thrill of delight through her.
She was fairly radiant.
When the first act was about half
over her satisfaction was dispelled by
an all too familiar sound. She cast a
terrified glance toward the rear of the
box. What she saw caused her to start
wildly to her feet Too late!
Trumbull's head had fallen to one
side, his eyes were closed, his mouth
was open. A sound closely resembling
the distant rumbling of a railroad
train came from his parted lips. From
a rumble lt quickly grew Into a very
good imitation of an automobile horn.
Higher and higher it rose, until the
startling crescendo broke in a fierce,
choking leviathan of a snore!
The host jumped to his feet with
the obvious intention of rendering
first aid to the injured. The hostess
gave a sharp, quite involuntary shriek.
Mrs. Trumbull stonily fixed her unsee
ing eyes upon the glittering stage.
Trumbull, awakened by the vocifera
tion, but unconscious of the cause of
his awakening and considerably re
freshed by his little nap, sat looking
about for the cause of the disturbance,
with the frank, innocent, Interested
eyes of a child.
Mrs. Trumbull devotes most of her
time now to settlement work. She re
gards the empty life of' the society
woman with a scornful pity.
Legal Length of Hatpins.
Any woman that appears in public
In the state of Michigan wearing a
hatpin that is more than 10 incheB
long is guilty of a felony and may be
fined $500, imprisoned for two years,
or both. George Lord, of Detroit ls
the author of this law, Introducing lt
as an amendment to the law forbid
ding the carrying of dangerous weap
ons. He thought it would be taken as
a Joke, but it was taken so seriously
that it passed both houses without a
I want the address of scime man who
believes that he is wortnless to his fam
ily ; who believes that they would get
along* just as as well without as with hum;
who believes that his lands or other in
vestments will produce as much income
for his widow as they do for him ; who
believes that his creditors; will tell his
widow to just rock along and not wor
ry, as she can have her own time about
settling ; who believes th?t his neigh
bors will step in and push his affairs
along for his widow, quite' as well as
they have been handled heretofore. If
this man is physically able to pass a med
ical examination, I will make him a
present of a year's premium on a policy
of ONE THOUSAND [DOLLARS,
tho' he really isn't worth it. but I sym
pathize with his wife.
it the reader dosen't fill the above de
scription, may be he values his existence
at something and would like to leave
something to take his place. In that
case he is looking for theJSTATE LIFE
C. Ii Melliehamp, Speeial Agent,
Edgefield, S. C., or
D. Sam Cox, Manager of Agents,
Columbia, S. C.,
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C. W. WATSON
Dealer in General Merchandise
while in town to
inspect his line
of shoes from
$1. to $5
able for all
ages from baby
Hats'and Caps to old age. We
I for men, boys
can save you
just in. Pri?es
Opposite Cotton Millf Edgefield, s. c
Wood and Coal.
I have opened a wood yard and am prepared to
deliver wood any size or length anywhere in town
at reasonable prices. Can also fill orders for
Will move my saw cut wood where lots of fourf
or more cords are offered at one place.
I also run a public dray. Ring me up. My
phone is No. 32.
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We handle Southern States Phosphate & Fertilizer
gs*. . ,
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Augusta High Grade,
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These goods are now in the warehouse ready for
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Augusta to Jacksor
Georgia & Fl(
Tickets to <
limited to 5 day
Special train to Jacks?
for seat passengers. L<
eastern time, arriving Ja
6 :3o a . m. Special trai
June '2 2 leaves Jacksonv
Augusta 6:25 p. m.
schedule will apply.
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I will stand my pedigreed jack al
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the South Georgia farms, at
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With real estate security,
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We have more wagons than we
care to carry into next season, both
Webber and Columbus. For the
next sixty days we will make at
Adams Warehouse Co.
to return to your "first love,"
d" Wilcox & Gibbs Guano
nd use it on jour crops ex
traction wherever used for
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e Best Results for the Least
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Value as a Crop Producer,
ults this is The Fertilizer for
;hant for it and insist on hav
ades of Fertilizers. If your
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:ox & Gibbs Guano Co.
on, S. C v
iville $5; Tampa $7
me 18, 1912.
s; Tampa 7 days.
Dnville with sleeping cars
?ave Augusta 8 105 a. m.
cksonville 8 p.m., Tampa
n returning June 21 and
ille 7:10 a. m. arrives
On other days regular
ding Passenger Agent.
it Traffic Manager.
Ladies' writing desks in mahoga
ny, birdseye maple, weathered oak
in mission effect. Open and roller
top office desks and office chairs.
Ramsey &? Jones.
Large stock of wagon and buggy
harness, also parts of harness. See
our saddles, bridles and blankets
Ramsey & Jones.