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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, November 19.
Absence of occupation is not rest;
a mind quite vacant is a mind dis
Eggs are now 75 cents per dozen
in New York. If the nog" ad
vanced at the same rate, the metrop
olis would probably have a quieter
Christmas than usual.
This ia the season for deep plow
ing. If you would tide over next
summer's drought, store away the
rains of winter by creating a reser
voir in the soil for the water. Deep
plowing not only holds the rain but
it also deepens the soil.
Why do we see and hear more
about pistols and pistol fights in the
fall than at any other season uf the
year? Some persons can not stand
prosperity. When they have a lit
tle surplus cash around they depart
from the straight and narrow path.
The cotton crop of 1911 will
probably go down in history aa the
largest ever made, and iv will like
wise be said hereafter that the mar
- keting. season ot 1913 was the best
on record for the cotton grower.
The farmers, even the small far
mers, have recoived a good price
lrom the day the market opened in
August. The heavy sales during
the bank-note-maturity season of
October and November had no very
appreciable effect in depressing the
price. In many respects 1913 has
been a good year for the tillers of
the soil, notwithstanding the 4 13 "
Co-Workers Rather Than Competitors.
It is quite unusual to see such
pleasant relations existing between
two newspapers in the same field as
exist between The Chronicle and
The Advertiser. Their relations
are practically those of co-workers
rather than competitois This has
been true in the past and we trust
that it will always be the case.
Through a singular co-incidence,
rather than by design, both papers
recently signed contracts with com
panies for conducting subscription
contests, and while the conducting
of two contests in the same field at
the same time is without precedent
in this part of the country, yet they
are both being conducted upon a
high plane and without the slight
est friction. Indeed, the young la
dies of beth contests are in some
instances assisting each other, which
is a striking instance of practical
While holding two contests at
the same time may for some rea
sons seem to be unfortunate, it ap
pears that both will be a success.
Theoontestof The Advertiser has
reached the stage which assures
even a greater success than the
one we conducted three years ago,
and so far as we know the contest
of our contemporary will likewise
be as great success.
We have called attention to the
two contests simply to show how
harmonious are the relations that
exist between the two papers. In
some towns in the state the local
papers are constantly at war with
each other, which is extremely un
fortunate, both for the papen them
selves and for the towns in which
they are located.
Confidence in The Advertiser's Manage
The subscription contest which
The Advertiser is now conducting
has impressed us with two things
for which we are deeply grateful.
First, it has been a means of show
ing what implicit confidence ?he
people of the county have in The Ad
vertiser's raanagemejt. By letters
andinper3on, numbers of persons
have assured us that no one ques
tions the management of any enter
prise conducted under our direction,
feeling confident that all who are
in any way connected with the con
test will receive absolute justice.
Another thing for which the raan
asreraent of The Advertiser i:i deep
ly appreciative is the almost uni
versal popularity of the paper. The
young lady contestants repeatedly
say they are very cordially received
by those who are in arrears and
that they experience but little diffi
culty in placing the paper in homes
that have not heretofore been re
ceiving The Advertiser. As these
young ladies go up and down their
respective communities they hear
only kind words for The Advertiser
anr! its management.
We are'very grateful for these
kindly expressions concerning The
Advertiser but really are not sur
prised, for if this newspaper has
been anything at all for the past de
cade and more it has been a friend
of the people. It has not lost an
opportunity to protect and promote
the people's interests. During the
past fi. e years it has spent several
hundred dollars in actual cash in
its efforts to advance the agri
cultural interests of the county.
Just what has been accomplished in
this particular we will let others
say. Within the next few days
the cash prizes for this year's corn
contest will be paid. All of the
reports are not yet m.
Penn & Holstein.
The attractive interior of Penn
& Holstein's drug store, with its
modern display cases and beautiful
assortment of fancy articles in addi
tion to the usual large stock of
drugs, would do credit to a large
<;ityi Within the past year or two
this popular store has added jewel
ry and silverware to it? stock, pre
senting a large assortment from
which to select wedding and other
gifts. The advance guard of their
large holiday stock is arriving.
Drop in to see the new arrivals.
From their large stock of jewelry
Penn & Holstein have set apart a
beautiful solid gold brooch to br
awarded this week in the contest.
The announcement of how it will
be awarded will be found elsewhere
in this issue.
The union meeting of the third
division will convene with Paiks
ville church, Nov. 29 and 30.
10:30, Devotional exercises by
11:00, Enrollment of delegates
and verbal reportB from churches.
1st, How may we increase mis
sionary interest in our churches?
C. Y. D. Freeland, J. C. Harvley,
W. M. Robertson.
2nd, What is the authority for
Christians (churches) to give the
gospel to the world? Luther Tim
merman, W. J. Talbert.
3rd, What is the work of the
State Mission Board? W. R. Leg
gett, Dr. Blackwell.
Adjourn at 1 o'clock for dinner.
4th, What are they doing to ac
complish this word? vvhat means
are being used, Prof. Shealy, E. G.
5th, Should every Christiau feel
that they had an inter-st. and
responsibility in this? J. B. Nixon,
Grover McDaniel, Milton Bussey.
Sunday school conducted as usual
11:30, Missionary sermon bv Rev
P B Lanham.
Adjourn one hour for dinner.
6th, How can we get our denomi
national papers in the homes of the
Christian people? John G McKie,
P B Lanham.
7th, Can a church be successful
without a directors meeting fur the
up-build of the church? Prof Mann,
L G Bell.
Miscellaneous till final adjourn
Committee for Union.
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonie.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, dr?T*a out
Malaria and builds ap the system. A true tonio
.ad a ?re Appetiser. For adufe? mod ckildrao. He,
What Others Say
Pat Him in Jail.
When the pistol-toter is put iii jail
instead of being allowed to pay a fine,
fewer crimes will be committed and
the custom of carrying the weapons
will soon die out.-Lancaster News.
Believes He's Twice as Good.
See here, little girl, when a great
big fellow says that he is not worthy
of, you. don't believe him. He thinks
he is twice as good as you are. -Spar
Charles A. Smith, John G. Richard
and Cole Blease according to reports
are the trumvirate to control the elec
tions and politics of the state. What
do you think of it?-Spartanburg Jour
Honesty Preferred to Riches.
Poverty is no disgrace, but it is not
a matter for congratulation or to
boast of or desire. A good many peo
ple are poor from laziness; others by
misfortune. Honesty has kept some
men poor; but honesty with poverty is
to be preferred to riches with dishones
ty, though it is hard to make many
people believe it.-Newberry Observer.
High Living in New York.
Eggs are selling in New York at j
75 cents a dozen. We had an idea |
that eggs in Union at 30 cents was
pretty stiff. Eggs in New York 6 1-14
cents apiece. A certain old colored
man of the writer's acquaintance
thinks nothing of scrambling a dozen
eggs and sitting down and eating I
them all at one meal, to say nothing |
of several generous slices of bacon
and half a dozen biscuits. Yet some
people think New York a great place
to live!-Union Times.
He (in a rage)-That man is the
biggest fool in the world.
His wife (comfortingly)-Henry,
Henry, you are forgetting yourself!
-December Woman's Home Com
Briggs-You must have a lot of |
trouble keeping your wife dressed
up in the height of style.
Griggs-Yes, but it's nothing to
the trouble I'd have if I didn't.
Rhymely Bartlet-Have you ever j
contributed anything to the cause]
Farmer Greenhaw-Yeou bet I
hev. You're the fourth poet that's |
staved here all summer an' ain't been
able ter pay no board.
A traveler in Indianna noticed
that a farmer was h iving trouble
with his horse. It would start, go
*lowly for a short distance, and
then stop again. Thereupon the far
mer would have great difficulty in
getting it started, says Godby's
Magazine. Finally the traveler ap
proached and asked solicitiously:
"Is your horse sick?"
*'N-?t that I know of."
"Ia he balky?"
"No, but he's so danged 'fraid
I'll say whoa and he won't hear me
that he stops every once in a while
to listen. "
An old negro parson in a South
ern church was denouncing theft to
his congregation, when he said.
If lhere is any member of this
congregation who is guilty of theft,
he had better repent at once and
On his way home he was stopped
by old Rastus, who had listened to
the sermon intently.
"Don't you think, parson, that
next Sunday will do just as well as
to-nitrhtto repent?" asked Rastus.
'But Rastus, why not repent to
night and be saved, man?"
"Well parson, it's this way," ex
plained Rastus, I want just one mo'
chicken fo' tomorrow dinner, and I
know wha I can get dat chicken
wid out bein' caught."
Well," said the parson, hesitat
ing I don't know what to say, so I
think I will take dinner with you
tomorrow and then talk the matter
over with you."-From National
NOTICE TO FARMERS:
The Charlotte Semi-Weekly Ob
server is the only newspaper in the
South that allows farmers to adver
tise free of charge, and The Semi
Weekly Observer prints all the news
that's fit to print. Do you want
anything? Have you anything to
sell. Send your advertisement and
it will be published three times free
of charge and you will get the paper
two weeks FREE. Address,
The Charlotte Semi-Weekly Observer,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Why the South Ought to be
The South ought to be a live
utock country for the following:
rean o ti a:
' 1. Its long growing season, which
makes the growing of two forage
crops ayear practicable, enabling it
to produce forage cheaply.
2. It has a large number of
legumes suited to the different sea
sons of the year and adapted to
varying soil conditions, and the
legumes are our cheapest and best
3. Our soils are deficient in ni
trogen and humus, and the grow
ing of legumes is the best means of
supplying these deficiencies; but to
obtain the most benefit from a
legume crop after it is grown, must
be fed on the farm and the manure
returned to the laud which grew
the oro ps.
4. Our lands are lower in price,
but by means of our longer grazing
and growing season they will pro
duce as much feed per acre in a
year as the higher-priced lands of
other seotions, which means we can
produce feeds at a lower cost.
5. Because there is no natural or
climatic or other condition which
offers any serious obstacle to live
stock raisiugexcept tho cattle ticks,
and they may be easily eradicated
as proved by the rapidity with
which infested territory is being
Why has the South never devel
oped a successful livestock indus
try? The reasons are many, but
none of them ia of such a nature as
to justify the conclusion that the
country is' not suitable for the
crowing of livestock.
Probably the three most impor
tant reasons why the South does
not produce more livestock are:
Cotton, the Negro, and the large
number of gentlemen farmers who
do not live on their farms, but do
farming on a large scale.
Cotton is a splendid crop; lends
itself better than any other crop
known to a one-crop system of
farming, is better adapted to Negro
character and labor, and is suited to
Lhe "extensive" farming ideas of
lhe non-resident, or city farmer.
In short, the South has not large
ly developed a livestock industry
beoause conditions have not been
suited to the develment of livestock
men. The South ought to be a
livestock country, because:
(1) A crop of cowpeas, soy beans,
peanuts, or lespedeza (all legumes)
nay be grown the same season af
te&an'oat crop1 is harvested. There
'a ;no better feed than oats, and
jowpeaa and lespedeza are the equal
if* red clover as hay producer* ;
Ahile peanuts and soy beans will
produce as much feed (concentrate*)
is any, crop grown here er else
(2) A soil made rich by the grow
ng of legumes and livestock fami
ng will make as much corn or si
age per acre as in the Corn Belt,
ind the same season produce a crop
jf crimson clover equal in feeding
iralue to a crop of red clover.
(3) Our climatic conditions make
is a cotton-producing country. One
ii the by-products of the cotton
;rop ia cottonseed meal, the cheap
est protein feed known. The South
produces 450,000,000 bushels of
cottonseed annually, whioh pound
For pound is superior to corn in
feeding value. If the South could
not have produced cotton she would
have grown livestock just as other
sections have turned to livestock,
where one-crop systems depleted
their soils and forced them to do so.
The South must grow livestock,
because while it is possible to build
up soil fertility without feeding
livestock, it is not generally done,
and cannot be done as economically
as by feeding the legumes, which
must be grown to build up the fer
tility, to raise good live stock.
The need of the South is for men
who will study livestock raising as
a part of their general farming sys
tem, for there ?B no reason why the
South cannot or does not grow
livestock more profitably than any
other section, except that we have
not the men with either the inclina
tion or information to do so.
There is a general belief that
grass will not grow and furnish
good pasturage in the Cotton Belt.
This isdue to the fact that there is
a well-understood and .direct anta
gonism between cotton and grass,
and this has beena cotton country.
We make the positive, direct and
unqualified statement that the same
money invested in land and the
making of pastures, with Bermuda
grass, lespedeza, bur and white clo
ver as the pasture plants, will yield
more feed and produce more pounds
of growth or milk than anywhere in
the United States.-Progressive
We invite the ladies to call and
inspect our large stock of beautiful
rugs and art squares. We have the
largest assortment that we have
ever shown. The pri?es are reasona
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
TRACT NO. 1. 215 acres one
mile this side Mays Cross Roads
old May place.
TRACT NO 2. 221 acres, Norris
place, adjoins Rube Johnson place.
TRACT NO 3. 473 acres, Joel
Corley land, near Cleora,
TRACT NO. 4. 425 acree, Dock
Swearingen place, near Ropers.
TRACT NO. 5. 50 acres, Bacon
tract near Ezra Talbert place.
TRACT NO. 6. HO acres BIM
TRACT NO. 7. 42 acres, Char
ley Dobey place, Antioch road.
TRACT NO. 8. 60 acres, part of
Holson lands, Antioch road.
TRACT NO. 9. 50 acres, part
of said Holson place.
TRACT NO. 10. 52 acree, an
other tract of said Holson lands.
NO. ll. 100 acres of
TRACT NO. 12. 63 acres Tank
ley farm, near Red Hill.
TRACT NO. 13. 57 acres, Isaac
Harris place on Antioch road.
TRACT NO. 14. 40 acres, Robt.
Cobb place, near County Home.
TRACT NO. 15. Acres Kohlrons
place adjoins A. A. Edmunds in
TRACT NO. 16. 1006 acres,
TRACT NO. 17. 170 acres near
Edgefield, 2 miles north, highly
improved in every way.
TRACT NO. 18. 5 acres in
Edgefield lying between two streets,
4 good lots.
TRACT NO. 19. Dwelling and
lot well furnished and ornamented,
I have a good horse and buggy and would take pleasure in showing you
over these places.
E. J. NORRIS, Real Estate and Insurance.
Edgefield, S. C.
The best in farm deals (for MONEY and terms)
of ALL SIZES to be had AT ONCE. They will
be sold or tied for next year in a tew days. Refer
to MR. J.C. MORGAN of Parksville, who has
just seen what I have, COME NOW.
R. L. COLSON, Swainsboro Ga.
Schedule of Votes.
One year. 1.50_.-1,500
Two years. 3.00.3,500
Three years. 4.50..-.5,000
Fivr years. 7.50.10,000
FREE, GOOD FOR 50 VOTES
If presented on or before Nov. 25
Big Stock of Fruit
We have a large stock of seasonable
fruits, grapes, apples, oranges, banan
as, grape fruit, etc. Always fresh and
The best restaurant in town. White
waiters-quick service. Best food
Edgefield Fruit Co.
How tlie Telephone Pays
"I can sell lhe eggs. How razny have we?" Ten dozen, an fresh."
The farmer who has a telephone m
his home can meet a business situation
whether he be at home or in town. Can
you call your home on the telephone like
this farmer is doing ?
If not you are losing money by not
using the greatest convenience of modern
times. The cost is so small that telephone
service is within reach of every one. Write
for our free booklet which tells all about
this economical service. Address
Farmers line Department
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
& [TELEGRAPH COMPANY
South Pryor St? Atlanta, Ga?