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ANNUAL FIELD DAY,
? To be Held at Edgefie?d, S. C.,
Friday, April 7,1916.
All the people of Edenfield county
are given a cordial invitation to at
tend Field Day.
The trustees, patrons and friends
in each di3trict are urged to accom
pany their school, and thus give en
couragement and inspiration to the
Parade-T. J. Lyon.
The parade will bu formed prompt
ly at 10:30 o'clock on Main street,
leading from the public square to i
the depot. Schools will' be placed J
in line in alphabetical order. Each
school should carry a banner with
the name of the school on it. A
$10.00 prize will be given to the
school having the greatest per cent,
of its enrollment present. Edge
field school is not eligible for this
prize. In case of a tie the prize
will go to the school making the
best appearance on parade. In or
der to raise money for this prize
each school will be assessed. If
twenty schools are in the parade
each school will pay fifty cents. If
forty schools enter each would pay
Welcome Address-Ex-Gov. J. C.
Each school is limited to two
contestants except in the humorous
CONTESTS FOR BOYS.
50 Yard Dash-Boys under and
100-Yard Dash- Boys under and
220-Yard Dash-Boys over four
440-Yard Dash-Boys over four
Running High Jump-Boys un
der and ovej fourteen.
Running Broad Jump-Boys un
der and over fourteen.
Standing Broad Jump-Boys un
der find over fourteen.
Standing High Jump-Boys un
der and over fourteen.
Rope climbing contest open to all
Sack Race-Open to all boys.
Shoe Race-Open to all boys.
Three-Legged Race-Open to all
CONTESTS POR GIRLS.
(Misses Ella V. Hiott, Hortense Padgett.)
50-Yard Dash-Open to all girls.
Running High Jump-Open to
all girls. "
Running Broad Jump-Open to
Standing Broad Jump-Open to
Standing High Jump-Open to
Rope Climbing Contest-Open to
Flag Race-G iris ?under fourteen.
(Miss Sara Nicholson.)
In this contest each school is al
lowed one boy and one gir! to be se
lected from the seventh j>rade or
above. The contest will be in
writing. Paper will be furnished
the contestants, but each one should
bring his own pencil well trimmed.
Each pupil will be numbered and j
they will write their number plainly
at the top of the page.
DECLAMATION AND RECITATION.
This contest will take place in
the evening. Each school is al
lowed one boy and one girl to be
selected from the sixth grade or
above. No selection can be ove/
ten minutes. Eighty per cent, will
be allowed for delivery and twenty
per cent, for selection. Each con
testant will be numbered and no
names will be called. Gold medals
will be presented to the hoy and
girl who makes the highest per
Appropriate prizes will be award
ed to the winner in each contest.
Competent and impartial judges
will be selected for each contest.
' BASKETS AND DINNER.
(Mesdames W. C. Tompkins, G. N. En
nert, Miss Mamie Sill.)
Dinner will be served on the
school grounds. We urge that
everybody, who can possibly do so,
bring well filled baskets. The com
mittee will take charge of your
baskets at the school building.
There will be no charge for en
trance to any contest. The only re
quirement being to notify the Cen
tral Committee, giving the names
of contestants from each school.
Let every teacher of the county do
this as soon as possible.
(Miss Elizabeth Rainsford.)
In the afternoon a game of basket
ball will take place. The teams
will be selected from Edgefield,
Johnston or Trenton. A series of
games will ba played between the
teams of these schools prior to Field
Day. The two teams making the
highest score will play for the
For further information address
Edgefield, S. C.
c|o T. J. LYON.
Colds Quickly Relieved.
Many people cough and cough
from the beginning: of Fall right
through t<? Spring. Others get cold
after cold. Take Dr. King's New
Discovery and you will get almost
immediate relief. It checks your
cold, stops the racking, rasping,
tissue-tearing cough, heal?* the in
flammation, soothes the raw tubes
Easy to take, Antiseptic and Heal-'
ing. Get a 5Uc. bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery and keep it
in the house. "It is certainly a
great medicine and I keep a bottle
of it continually on hand" writes
W. C. Jesseman, Franconia, N. H.
Money back if not satisfied but it
nearly always helps. 1
Action of Single Spoonful Sur
Edgefield people who bought the
simple mixture of buckthorn bark,
glycerine, etc., known a? Adler-i ka,
are surprised at the INSTANT ef
feet of a SINGLE SPOONFUL.
This remedy is so complete a bowel
cleanser that it is used successfully
in appendicitis. Adler-i-ka acts on
BOTH upper and lower bowel and
ONE SPOONFUL relieves almost
ANY CASE of constipation, sour
or gassy stomach. ONE MINUTE
after you take it the gasses rumble
and*pass out. Penn and "Holstein
Bank of Parksvilie
Capital $18,000 00
Resources $35,000 00
Pays 5 per cent, on depos
Loans on liberal terms on
A bank is the business heart of the
community. Into and out of it flows
the capital which quickens the life of
Your deposit will help to
do this work.
We Are Conservative
KiSf?-'s NESS LIFE PILL;
Tho Pills That Do Cu^
Puff your w
joys of Prm
Go ahead, quick as ye
of the national joy sm
pipe or a makin's rigs
you never did know
bite and parch meant
For Prince Albert is freed
and parch by a patente
controlled exclusively by
can smoke it without a
of any kind because P. J
?he national joy smoi
will do fer you what it
has done for thousands
of men, not only in th ^
States but all over the
world! It will give you
a correct idea of what a
pipe smoke or a home
rolled cigarette should be.
Get this Prince Albert pi]
you men who have "ret?
who have never known :
Bay Prince Albert everywhere to
bacco is sold: in loppy r d bass. Ss ; ?~J?
tidy red tina. 10c; handsome pouria
and half-pound tin humidors and in
that clever pound crystal-glass humi
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Uses and Abuses of Fertilizers
By Prof. R. J. H. De Loach, Director of Georjia Experiment Station.
1. THE USE OF COMMERCIAL FERTILIZERS-HISTORY.
The First of a Series of Six Articles.
We would not be disposed to try to give a compl.te history of the use of
commercial fertilizers, but only to show how this great industry began ana1
grew in the Southern United States. Generally speaking, the farmers of this
generation inherited the habit of applying fertilizers to soils, but have not
been taught the underlying principles of the industry.
The use of some kind of manures on soils with crops for the purpose of in
creasing the yields goes back to ancient times. We know that many ancient
people applied animal 'manures to their soils for this purpose. The Chinese,
centuries ago, applied manures of various kinds to their soils and gardens and
with phenomenal results. In Von Tshudi's Travels in Peru we find that as
early as the middle of the last century notes were being taken on the actual
value of Guano by the Peruvians. ;
Bousingault speaks of seeing fields in Peru on which wheat grew every
year for two centuries, and the yield still high and the growers prosperous.
The practice of using mineral fertilizers was introduced direct from Pe
ru to the United States in the year 1846, and was based on such reports
as we find above. It had already been used in England before it found its
way into the United States, but Peru seems to be the country in which the
application of minerals to soils as plant food originated. We do not
know this is true, but all evidence points to this. It is of greater interest
to us therefore that we know about the customs in Peru.
The First Use of Peruvian Guano.
The first man in the Southern States to use this Peruvian guano was David
Dickson, of Sparta, Ga., who saw an advertisement of it in the old Ameri
can Farmer published in Baltimore. The South has perhaps never had a
more successful farmer thar. David Dixon, who made many millions of
dollars farming, and who was a "pioneer in many other lines as well as in
the use of mineral fertilizers. In the year 1846, the year after it was intro
duced into the United States, he bought three sacks and used it, and on find
ing that It paid him, bought it in increasing quantities till the year 1855
and 1S56, when he "went into it fully." As is suggested above this is no
doubt the first instance of the use of a concentrated mineral fertilizer on
cotton in the United States.
The universal success with which Mr. Dickson met in the use of this Pe
ruvian guano led many other prominent farmers to follow his example,
and in every reported case, success followed its use. We are constrained
to believe that the application of this mineral fertilizer to the
cotton and other crops in the South could not possibly have been an acci
dent. Its success was unquestionably based on the actual needs of the soil.
A quickly available manure was what the crop needed, and when this was
once applied results were evident.
After a time it was found that the Peruvian guano, which contained prin
cipally nitrogen, produced too much stalk and not much increase in the
yield of fruit, and hence its use was somewhat discouraged for a season.
The First Use of German Potash.
About this time the war between the States began, and at the same
time the discovery of the potash beds of Germany, also, the offering on the
market of various kinds of mineral fertilizers resulting from the teach
ings of Von Liebig of Germany, who was at that time the greatest cham
pion in the world of agriculture and its possibilities. As a result the pop
ularity of Peruvian guano subsided and more study was given to the gen
eral question of the use of mineral manures, both by farmers themselves
and the students of agriculture.
Two great contributing factors to the rise of the fertilizer trade in the
South are first the abolition of slavery, and second, the rise of agricul
tural education. Before the war the question of land was secondary. If
growing farm crops in the South "wore the land out," there were plenty of
slaves to "take in more land " It was cheaper to take in land than to pay
for any artificial manure. In 1862, the Morrill Bill passed Congress,
creating agricultural colleges in the various states, after which there be
gan a campaign for improving methods in agriculture. Experiments at |
public expense were begun on a small scale, and the public was induced to
make greater use of plant foods of all kinds, as well as to improve methods
of tillage. This, of course, caused an immediate increase in the use of min
eral plant foods, anfl out of which grew demands for great quantities of
fertilizers. From th's great demand there sprang up fertilizer factories in
all parts of the country. All kinds of materials were tried out, some was
good, and some was not, but much of both kinds used. The factories had
no restrictions and nany of them palmed off on the farmers anything that
woulri euell strong and that could be put in dacks. This condition on ac
count 'of state laws did not last long. We begin the next article by giving a
resume of the part taken in the rise of the trade by the states themselves.
We have a few more watches and j FOR SALE-Egg of Barred and
some desirable pieces of jewolr.\
that we are pelling: at cost. This is
the opportunity of a life time to
those in need of these goods.
B. B. Jones.
! !e$ Bissweri
Buff Plymouth Rook. Rhode Island
Reds and White Minorohas for!
hatching. $1.00 for 15. Mrs. E. J.
Munday, EdgefaVld, S. C.
FOR RENT-A five-room resi
dence near the high school. Pos
session given at once. Apply to
J. L. Mims.
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On trie revsrso side of thia Hiv
toi tin you viii r?ad: "Projeta
Pr.ten to;' July 20th. 1907." wbieb
x h:ts nmie three men stnotcc
. pipes where on? smoked bcforol
e-peace and makin s-peace message,
-d" from pipe and cigarette-makin's pleasure; you men
i ace ! Because you have a lot cf smoke pleasure due
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Om So HAPPY
Conyrieht 1909. by C. E. Zimmeiman Co-No. 44
F all the unhappy homes,
not one in a hundred has a bank
account and not one home in a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish to
put it off any longer, when it is such a simple, easy
I matter to start a bank account.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen.
J. C. LEE, President
F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas.
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invile your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Co.
Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets.
Our Motto: ??
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The Tea of
A reason for it being handled by us
Penn h Holstein
THE FARMERS BANK OF EDGEfiELD, S. C.
Capital and Surplus Profits.$120,000.00
Total Assets Over.$400,000 00
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