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Some Experiences With Hairy
"Some experiences with hairy
?etch" was the subject, of a paper
read ?.?y P. N. Lott, demonstration
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 .-"ciences, should be
treated in such 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 we
suspect a sorry one; for, what he
brought to the Lord must have been
very inferior stuff, else the Lord, in
leve and justice to man would not
have rebuked him. This one state
ment in holy writ leads to conclude
that butchery and starvation of the
?oil 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
i>elieve 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 fe Hty of
The thinking man always does
things that are the most practicable
aad remunerative, hence our plant
ing the legumes are of the greatest
utility. Peas and beans' for sum
mer, and vetches and clovers for
winter. We all know the value of
?ow 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 sow, either by itself or with
grain. I have tested vetch stubble
with stable manure both on cotton
and corn. The cotton yield in seed
eotton was about 300 pounds per
acre more, aud corn about seven
bushels more. was a one year
HesS^- My opinj^a.ifohat if .-wout?.
fe stating j
it-25 pounds of vetch ?ed sown j
'to the acre on well inoculated soil
i? TTufiii "more than ten two-horse
loads of well trodden suhle manure.
I am not prepared to state the re
-sults of turning while green, 25
pounds of vetch send and a bushel
-*>f rye or wheat per acre, but 1 am
eonfident that it is greater than
?tubble, because of the fact that we
get a great quantity of green hu
jnns which is a very important fac
tor in soil fertility. I prefer vetch
and wheat cut for forage. Two to
three and one-half tons of dry hay
to the acre can be made and gotten
?nt of the land in time for either
?oro or cotton. If sown the middle
.f September it can be cut April 20
.?r May 1. For years ray best crops
of cotton and corn have been made
on vetch stubble-plots that pro
duce $60 worth of hay per acre and
from 1,800 to 2,400 pounds seed
eotton and 50 to 60 bushels of corn.
It is often inconvenient to sow vetch
in all your growing cotton and
wherever it caunot be done I would
suggest sowing a bushel of rye for j
green humus. This growing win-|
ter crop does not only hold the soil,
but catches the escaping nitrogen
ous 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 I arriyed at the above conclu
sion, 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
same crop that I did the year before.
How, in conclusion, I would state
that if the farmer lived closer to I
sature, knew more of nature, adopt
ed nature's plan for building and
maintaining soil fertility and de
pended less on commercial fertilis
ers, we would not only have more
snoney but be happier. If every
farmer in South Carolina would
dress his farm in a robe of green
for winter comfort and food for
summer crops, we would not only
iave the most progressive, but the
most beautiful State in the Union.
Full line of household paints is
all colors in cans from halp-piutg
Timmons & Morgan.
Excursion Fares Southern Rail
Pr. m er C irrier of the South from
Edgefield, S. C:
Asheville, N. C. and return $6.60,
account Southern Appalachian
good roads association, Oct.
22-23, 1913. Tickets on sale
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returning NOY. S, 1913.
Augusta, Ga. and return $1.20,
Georgia-Carolina Fair, Nov.
5-15 1813- Tickets on sale Nov.
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returning Nov. 23,1013.
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17, 1913. Tickets on sale Oct.
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returning Oct. 19, 1913.
Chicago, 111., and return $30.50,
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Knoxville, Tenn, and return $10.50
acocunt National Conservation
Exposition Sept.-No7. ?, 1913.
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oommencing Sept. 2 and ending
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Through Pullman sleeping car
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W. E. McGhee, AGPA.,
Columbia . 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 and Attorney 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 duliea on a higher and
Yours very truly,
A. A. Richardson,
Chief Game Warden.
A Marvelous Escape.
My little bey bad a marvelous
escape, writes P F Bast?anos of
Prince Albert, Cape of Good Hope.
"It occurred in the middle of the
night. Ile got a very severe attack
of croup. AH luck would have it, !
had a larj,e bottle of Chamberlain's
eoufih remedy in the house. After
following the directions for an hour
and twenty minutes he was through
all danger." Sold by all dealers. I
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills. Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
A1" : *TA, GA.
I' ^oer For Sale.
My saw mill is located five
miles north of Edgefield in al
fine body of native forest
pine Bills for sawing so
licited. Will deliver lumber
in Edgefield. Price reason*
R. T. Hill.
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Open June 30, 1913
The South's finest and most
modern hotel. Fireproof. 306
Rooms with running wateran
^Sooms with private
per day and np.
Finest. Rathskellar, Cafe and
Private Dining; Hooms In the
J. B. POUND, Pres.
J. F. LETTON, Mgr. .
"?HAS. G. DAY, Ass't Mg?.
The Old Standard Grove's Ta
Valuable as a General Tonic
Drives Out Malaria, Enrich?
the Whole System, For Gr
Yon know what you are taking when y
as the f?rmala 19 printed on every label !
tonic properties of QUININE and IRON
tonic and is in Tasteless Form. It has :
Weakness, general debility and loss of a
Mothers and Pale, Sickly Children. F
Relieves nervous depression and low spi
purifies the blood. A True Tonic and Sur
No family should be without it. GuaranU
J. C. LEE, President
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COMPLETE HOUSE B
We manufacture and d<
stairs, interior trim, stor
pews, pulpits, etc., roug!
lath, pine and cypress shi
Distributing agents for
Estimates cheerfully ai
Corner Roberts an
Mrs. Jay McGee, of Steph
ie enville, Texas, writes: "For
nine (9) years, I suffered with
womanly trouble. 1 had ter
ribie headaches, and pains in
my back, etc. lt seemed as if
1 would die, I suffered so. At
last, 1 decided lo try Cardui,
the woman's tonic, and it
helped me right away. The
full treatment not only helped
me, but it cured me."
The Woman's Tonic
Cardui helps women in time
Of greatest need, because it
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weakened womanly organs.
So, if you feel discouraged,
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do your household work, on
account of your condition, stop
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trial, lt has helped thousands
of women,-why not you?
Try Cardui. E-71
! King of Externals
[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. N. ?
GOWAN MEDICAL CO..
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general stren?jthening tonic,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria and builds up thc system. A true tonic
1PH ?nire Appetizer. For adults and children. 60c.
isteless chill Tonic is Equally
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es the Blood and Builds up
own People and Children,
ou take Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic
showing that it contains thc well known
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io equal for Malaria, Chills and Fever,
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rits. Arouses the liver to action and
e Appetizer. A Complete Strengthener,
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ILLS A SPECIALTY.
eal in doors, sash, blinds
e fronts and fixtures,
h and dressed lumber,
ngles, flooring, ceiling
id carefully mane.
id Dugas Streets,
Ready for Fall Shoppers
We desire to announce to ^ur Edgefield friends that
we are ready for them to call and inspect our fall
stock. "While in the Northern markets during the
summer our buyers bought verv largely for every de
Our Try goods department is filled with all of the new fabrics
and weaves. 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 ieatures of our store. Nothing in Augus
ta can surpass us. We have the nobby ready-to-wear
hats and shapes 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
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mains for you to realize the
importance of this one thing,
to render you independent.
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before making your purchases.
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