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Swme Experiences With Hairy
"Some experiences with hairy
?etch" was the subject of a paper
read by P. N. Lott, d?monstration
agent for Edgefield county, at the
recent meeting of the agents at
His paper follows:
There are many things in life
that astonish the thinking man. The
greatest of all "in the industrial
world, is that agriculture, the moth
er of all the sciences, should be
treated in 6uch a slipshod way, be
ginning as it did, and continuing
through the ages. The great Cre
ator commanded Adam to till the
soil. Cain was a farmer, and w<s
suspect a sorry one; for, what he
brought to the Lord must have been
very inferior stuff, else the Lord, in
love and justice to man would not
nave rebuked him. This one state
ment in holy writ leads to conclude
that butchery and starvation of the
soil are a sin, for again we read in
Lev., 25th chapter, that God, from
Sinai, commanded Moses to estab
lish a law that land should have a
rest every seven years and that
nothing must be taken from it dur
ing that year.
One of the first of the many
things to be considered is soil build
ing. Our record eau not be main
tained, and advancement attained
unless we have a foundation. All,
therefore, depends upon the proper
?are of the soil. Time has struck
for abandonment of soil robbery. I
believe God knew what he was do
ing when he made the many hun
dred leguminous plants, and that
they were for a special purpose,
namely, to increase the fertility of
The thinking man alwayB does
things that are the most practicable
and remunerative, hence our plant
ing the legumes are of the greatest
?tility. Peas and beans' for sum
mer, and vetches and dovers for
winter. We all know the value of
eow peas and the bean family. But
as my subject is winter cover crops
and hairy vetch, I shall proceed to
.give my experience along that line.
I consider hairy vetch the greatest
annual leguminous plant that we
?an BOW, either by itself or with
grain. I have tested vetch stubble
with stable manure both on cotton
and corn. The cotton yield in seed
cotton was about 300 pounds per
acre more, aud corn about 6even
bushels more. TY>H was a one year
tes^r My opinion, vfefax - ix ?wx
?-. f^?satjCL.' y^oiajWJSafe ju stating
!pounds of^ vetch, feed sown
to fhe acre on welfl?ocu?ated soil
-^-?S^iT?TTi 'more than ten two-horse
loads of well trodden suhle manure.
I am not prepared to state the re
?ults of turning while green, 25
pounds of vetch ?eed and a bushel
-*>f rye or wheat per acre, but I am
confident thac it ?6 greater than
?tubble, because of the fact that we
get a great quantity of green hu
jung which is a very important fac
tor in soil fertility. I prefer vetch
and wheat cut for forage. Two to
?bree and one-half tons of dry hay
to the acre can be made and gotten
?ut of the land in time for either
?orn or cotton. If sown the middle
.f September it can be cut April 20
?*9T May 1. For years my best crops
of cotton and corn have been made
on vetch stubble-plots that pro
duce $00 worth of hay per acre and
from 1,800 to 2,400 pounds seed
?otton and 50 to 60 bushels of corn.
It is often inconvenient to sow vetch
in all your growing cotton and
wherever it cannot be done I would
suggest sowing a bushel of rye for
green humus. This growing win
ter crop does not only hold the soil,
but catches the escaping nitrogen
*eu8 gases, and when plowed under
returns about $10 per acre lo the
fertility of the soil. Wherever the
winter cover crops are left off the
land deteriorates not less than $3
and possibly $5 per acre. As to
how 1 arrived at the above conclu- j
?ion, the winter covered plot with
the same amount of fertilizers pro
duced between $10 and $12 more.
Where it was not put on I had to
?se $3 to $5 more guano to get the
?ame crop that I did the year before.
How, in conclusion, I would state
that if the farmer lived closer to
?atare, knew more of nature, adopt
ed nature's plan for building and
maintaining soil fertility and de-j
pended less on commercial fertiliz
iTrs, we would not only have more J
money but be happier. If every
farmer in South Carolina would
<dre?8 his farm in a robe of green
for winter comfort and food for |
simmer crops, we would not only
bave the most progressive, but the
most beautiful State in the Union.
Full line of household paints ia
.all colors in cans from halp-pints
io gallons. j
Timmons & Morgan.
Excursion Fare? Southern Rail
Pr. m er C irrier of the South from
Edgefield, S. C:
Asheville, N. C. and return $6. CO,
account Southern Appalachian
good roads association, Oct?
22-23, 1913. TicketB on sale
Oct. 19, 20, 21 and 22 final limit
returning Nov. 3, 1913.
Augusta, Ga. and return $1.20,
Georgia-Carol i na Fair, Nov.
5-15 1813- Tickets on sale Nov.
5 to 14 inclusive with final limit
returning Nov. 17, 1?18.
Augusta, Ga. and return $1.20, Ne
gro Fair Association, Nov. 18-21,
1913. Tickets on sale Nov. 17
to 20 inclusive with final limit
returning Nov. 23,1913.
Batesburg, S. C., and return $1.15,
account Tri-County Fair Oct. 15
17, 1913. Tickets on sale Oct.
14 to 17 inclusive with final limit
returning Oct. 19, 1913.
Chicago, 111., and return $30.50,
account National Dairy Show
Oct. 23-Nov. 1,1913. Tickets on
sale Oct. 26-27 and 28 with final
limit returning Nov. 3, 1913.
Kuoxville, Tenn, and return $10.50
account National Conservation
Exposition Sept.-Nov. I, 1913.
Tickets on sale Aug. 30 to Nov.
1, 1913 with final limit returning
ten days from date of sale not
exceeding Nov. 3, 1913. Exten
Knoxville, Tenn, and return $7.20
Account National Conservation
Exposition. Tickets sold Tues
days and Thursdays of each week
commencing Sept. 2 and ending
Oct. 30, final limit five days irom
date of sale not exceeding Nov.
3, 1913. Coach Excursion only.
Mobile, Ala. and return $16.15,
account Southern Commercial
Congress Oct. 27-29, 1913. Tick
els on sale Oct. 24-25 and 26
good returning Nov. 5, 1913.
New Orleans, La. and return $20.35
United Daughters of the Confed
eracy Nov. 11-15, 1913. Ticket*
on sale Nov. 8, 9, 10 and ll final
limit Nov. .19, 1913. Exten
New York, N. Y. and return $33.15
World's Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union, Oct. 23-28, 1913
Tickets on sale Oct. 20, 21 and
22 with final limit re turning Nov
Nashville, Tenn, and return $20.6?
Southern Educational Associa
tion, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 1913. Tick
ets on sale Oct. 28 and 29 witl
.final lit^t;. returning Nov. 5
?Hp^>3n8i Dry-r arming Con
Pppess and International ?Soil Pro
101?. TieieTsTon sale Oct. 18 tc
21 inclusive with final limit re
turning Nov. 6, 1813.
Through Pullman sleeping car
seivicj or through trains, dining
car Bervice etc. Convenient local
train service. For detailed infor
mation, call on nearest ticket agenl
W. E. McGhee, AGPA.,
Columbia, S. C.
Magruder Dent, DPA.,
H. F. Cary, GPA.,
S. H. Hardwick, PTM.,
Washington, D. C.
Game Wardens' Day at the
County Wardens will meet at
State Fair Auditorium Thursday
October 30, according to an an
nouncement made from the Chief
Game Wardens office. Mr. A. A.
Richardson is making plans for a
meeting of the Game Wardens of
the State on Thursday of Fair
week in Columbia, in the audito
rium at the fair grounds.
Hon. Ben F. Taylor, Secretary
of the Audubon Society, wiil speak
on that occasion anc Attoruey Gen
erul Peeples will speak on the legal
side of the game laws of the State.
There are several other speakers of
State wide prominence invited and
will probably make an address at
the meeting which is to start at 10
o'clock on the morning of the 30th.
This will bethe first annual meeting
of this kind and Chief Game War
den Richardson hopes this meeting
will havethe effect of better interpre
tation and enforcement of the game
laws, and that his 65 Game War
dens will after conferring with one
another be better fitted for attend
ing to their duties on a higher and
Yours very truly,
A. A. Richardson,
Chief Game Warden.
A Marvelous Escape.
My little bey had a marvelous
escape, writes P F Bastiaras of
Prince Albert, Cape of Good Hope,
"lt occurred in the middle of the
night, lld got a very severe attack
of croup. AH luck would have it, I
had a large hoi tie of Chamberlain's
cough remedy in the house. After
following the directions for an hour
and twenty minutes he was through
all danger." Sold by all dealers.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills, Engines, Boilers,
S upplies and repairs, Porta
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS;
Gins and Press Repairs.
AUGUST*.. GA. jj
Lumber For Sale.
My saw mill is located five
miles north of Edgefield in a_
fine body of native forest
pine Bills for sawing so
licited. Will deliver lumber
in Edgefield. Price reason*
R. T. Hill.
Open June 30, 1913
The South's finest and most
modern hotel. Fireproof. 306
Rooms with running water j
per day and up.
-Finest. Rathskellar, Caf? and
4?riscafc^-Ttifi?a?-Rooms 1h "the
J. B. POUND, Pres.
J. F. LETTON, Mgr. .
*THAS. G. DAY, Ass't Mg?.
The Old Standard Grove's T
Valuable as a General Tonic
Drives Out Malaria, Enricl
the Whole System. For G
Yon know what you are taking when
as the f?rmala is printed on every label
tonic properties of QUININE and IRO?
tonic and is in Ta3teless Form. It has
Weakness, general debility and loss of
Mothers and Pale, Sickly Children.
Relieves nervous depression and low sp
purifies the blood. A True Tonic and Su
No family should be without it. Guarani
J. C. LEB, President
If you are going to b
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE I
We manufacture and c1
stairs, interior trim, sto
pews, pulpits, etc., roug
lath, pine and cypress sh
Distributing agents foi
Estimates cheerfully a
Corner Roberts ai
Mrs. Jay McGee, of Steph
enville, Texas, writes: "For
nine (9) years, I suffered with
womanly trouble. 1 had ter
rible headaches, and pains ra
my back, etc. lt seemed as il
1 would die, I suffered so. At
last, 1 decided to try Cardui,
the woman's tonic, and ii
helped me right away. The
full treatment not only helped
me, but it cured me."
The Woman's Tonic
Cardin* helps women in time
of greatest need, because it
contains ingredients which act
specifically, yet gently, on the
weakened womanly organs.
So, if you fee! discouraged,
blue, out-of-scrts, unable to
do your household work, on
account of your condition, stop
worrying and give Cardui a
trial. It has helped thousands
of women,-why not you?
Try Cardui. ?-71
; GOWANS :
i Sells itself wherever \
have tried to imitate, |
and substitution has
been* attempted. But
once GOWANS always
Gowans for inflammation
It gives us pleasure to recom
mend Gowans Preparation for
Inflammation, especially of the
throat and chest, We have sold
Gowans Preparation for many
years and never had a complaint.
BURLINGTON DRUG CO.,
- Burlington, Ji.?,,
GOWAN MEDICAL CO.. " V ?
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria and builds up thc system. A true tonic
ipH ?iire Appetizer. For adults and children. 60c.
asteless chill Tonic is Equally
because it Acts on the Liver,
?es the Blood and Builds up
rown People and Children.
you take Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic
showing that it contains the well known
J. It is as strong as the strongest bitter
no equal for Malaria, Chills and Fever,
appetite. Gives life and vigor to Nursing
Removes Biliousness without purging,
?irits. Arouses the liver to action and
re Appetizer. A Complete Strengthener.
:eed by your Druggist. We mean it. 50c.
F. E. Gibson, Sec. and.Treas.
tiild, remodel or repair,
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leal in doors, sash, blinds
re fronts and fixtures,
fh and dressed lumber,
ingles, flooring, ceiling
* Flintkote roofing
md carefully mane.
nd Du^as Streets,
Ready for Fall Shoppers
We desire to announce to our Edgerield friends that
we are ready for them to call and inspect our fall
??tock. While in the Northern markets during: the
summer our buyers bought very largely for every de
Our Try goods department is filled with all of the new fabrics
and w qa ves. All of the popular shades in dress goods of all
kinds now on display. We are also headquarters for staple
Our shoe department is brim full of the best that the leading
manufacturers make. All of the popular leathers in the new
shapes. We can shoe the whole family for a reasonable sum.
See our clothing before you buy. We can fit any size boy or
man in the most stylish garments that are made. Our prices
are very low too,
Miliinery department:-This has always been one
the leading ler.tures of our store. Nothing; in Augus
ta can surpass us. We have the nobby ready-to-wear
hats and snapes that can be trimmed,
Augusta Bee Hive
916 and 918 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
Abe Cohen, Proprietor.
Monuments and Tombstones.
I represent the Spartanburg Marble and Granite
works in this section and shall be pleased to show you
designs and quote prices on all kinds of work. Write
me a card if you are interested and I will call to see you.
John R. Tompkins, Edgefield, S. Carolina
Barrett & Company
Your cotton solicited
It will receive our personal
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in life, or what your station
may be, you have an opportu
nity to be the possessor of a
bank account, and it only re
mani? for you to realize the
importance of this one thing,
to render you indedendent.
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pros.; E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, assistant Cashier
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, J. Wm. Thurmond, Thos. H.
Rainsford, John Rainsford B. E. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins, C.
C. Fuller, J. H. Allen
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on us. We carry a full assortment of bed
room suits, tables, rockers? dining chairs,
springs, mattresses, etc. Be sure to see us
before making your purchases.
Jones & Son.