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The largest stock of organs ever in Edgefield are now offered for sale in the 'store
between Jones & Son and L. T. May's grocery store. After these organs are sold it
will be impossible for me to furnish another organ in Eijgefield county for many
months. The output of organs is limited, and the production is being diminished
regularly. One price to all. '
Prices are printed every week in the paper. Do not think you can buy cheaper or
will have to pay more than others for your organ. If a mistake is made in my fa
vor, the monev will be refunded. Estev organs are of the>erv best quality.
Only short terms of credit can be given. Owing to the difficulty of procuring or
gans, and having to pay spot cash for the goods, it is impossible to extend long time
in which to make settlement.
Absolute satisfaction given, and a positive guarantee on each organ. If an instrument is defective, I
will exchange another one for it. In my whole business experience, I have never seen a defective
Estey organ. Do not put off buying if you wish to get an organ at an y time in the near future, for if
you do the chances of getting one will be very much against you. Call and see these instruments or
write or phone, and I am at your service right now.
A fine lot of Pianos also on hand.
JOHN A. HOLLAN
THE GREENWOOD PIANO MAN
REFERENCE: The Bank of Greenwood, the Oldest and Strongest Bank
in Greenwood County
Letter Written by Gen. Butler
to Mr. D. R. Durisoe in
This interesting letter was very
kindly sent to The Advertiser by Mr.
Mr. Roper Day of Trenton:
Hdqrs. 1st Cavalry Division,
Nov. 3rd, 1S64.
I received your letter of the 27th
yesterday evening and am greatly
obliged for the hints and kind offers.
I think your idea about the negroes
is exactly the correct one and I
should have been pleased to have
carried it out last fall but could get
no one to take them in that way. As
you suggest Governor Pickens I will
write to him about the matter and
would be pleased if you will mention
it to him and any arrangement made
by you will bc satisfactory to me.
Mrs. Butler, I expect, is on her way
to see me now, and I will consult her
as to what servants she wishes to
keep and let you know. I can never
forget the interest and kindness you
have manifested in the matter.
Edmund's health is not good and
he has been so faithful that. I think
likely I wiil relieve him from duty
a while and take Sam. Aaron has be
haved badly and I have made up my
mind to sell him. What are boys like
him bringing? Would he sell for six
or seven thousand? Austin is also a
nuisance and I wish him sold at al
most any price. I suppose, however,
as he is not much expense that it
would not be necessary to sacrifice
him. There is only one thing that will
.ave Aaron and that is that he will
larry Emiline as soon as practicable.
, 'lease make Ben tell him this-and
'. she does not look out she, too, will
.0 to the first speculator who will
I have four first rate mares that
I will send home soon. They are too
fine to be used here this winter. I
can get two common horses which
will answer as well. The mares I
wish to sell. One of them, my saddle
mare, is really a superior animal in
fine condition and one of the others
made fat would match her well. If
you see any one wishing to make in
vestments in this way please notify
them. One of the mares belongs to
my brother Pierce.
I owe Ouzts for the brown stallion
which Gov. Pickens has .($ 1,035). I
also owe Col. Jim Griffin a small
amount, and would be exceedinglv
obliged if you would write to Ras
Youngblood and induce him to talje
payment at least to the amount of
the interest and a part of the princi
pal on my notes. This, it seems to me,
is but an act of simple justice. I dc
not know where a letter would reach
him. There is also due in commission
er's office my note for Amy and her
children and articles purchased at
Simkins' sale. So you perceive that
there would be no difficulty in dis
posing: of the money for Aaron and
Austin, as well as the mares and I
would then feel easy.
The situation of the negroes and
these matters have all worried me
exceedingly and as you are probably
more familiar with them than almost
anyone else and have exhibited such
kindness in my absence I do not hes
itate to mention them co you. One
thing is certain-that my time and
occupation have been .so completely
absorbed by my duties in the Field
since the beginning of the war that
my private interests had to be neg
lected-and at a time, too, when it
was most unfortunate as I had not
been able to establish myself before
hand. I suppose, however, it would
be wrong to complain as the sacri
fices which I have made were requir
ed by the country and there are many
others much worse off than I. I
would be glad if you would have a
free interview with Governor Pick
ens upon this subject and get his
views. I will write to him fully my
self and should have done so before
but knowing that he had his hands
full of his own affairs I was fearful
that he might not have time to look
after mine also. You can if you like,
show him this letter.
Your former letter must have mis
carried as I did not receive it-a fate
which has befalle? several of my own
letters. Please say to Ramsey that I
received his letter and The Advertiser
with "Peter the Hermit's"communi
cation and that I will answer his let
ter soon. I was delighted with "Pe
ter's" article and hope he will contin
ue to excoriate his characters. It was
not difficult to discover the objects
of his invective. I get your paper now
The rainy weather set in yesterday
and I had the pleasure of being out
all, day without dinner-having
roads barricaded, dams thrown across
and hatchers run, etc. Chimneys are
going up today by the hundreds and
many a poor fellow is working lustily
on his hut which is to protect him
from thc inhospitable elements. Thc
inidcatiqns are that we will quarter
here this winter.
Present me kindly to your own and
your father's family. I hope you will
( write me often.
Very truly youra, etc.
M. C. Butler.
Mr. Roper Durisoe.
Does Storing Seed Cotton Help
the Quality of Lint?
I The Progressive Farmer recently
[sent the following inquiry to the
I United States Department of Agri
"In a recent article in an exchange
we find this statement: "When a cot
ton boll first opens, the lint is green
and is clamp and oily, and the lint
grows from day to day. If, when this
cotton is picked from the field, it
should be stored and not ginned for
several months, it will be found that
the lint has grown in quantity and in
length of staple. The seed have lost
in weight while the lint has increased
in weight and also in staple.'
"Such statements have been fre
quently made, but we have not been
able to find out just how much data
there is to support such a contention.
We shall appreciate it if you will
advise us to what extent you think
these statements are correct."
In reply to this inquiry we have
received the following letter:
"Your letter relative to the stor
age of cotton in the seed before gin
ning, has been received.
"During the season of 1912 ex
periments were made by the Depart
ments in this connection and the re
sults did not show any increase in
the length of the staple. When cot
ton is stored in the seed while green
it is liable to heat, unless properly
ventilated, and damage the seed, as
well as give an undesirable color to
the lint. If properly dried, however,
the cotton gins better and in this
way the grade is often improved.
Spinning tests have often been made
on lots of cotton picked from the
same field that were stored for dif
ferent lengths of time with practi
cally negative results.
"Very truly yours,
"D. E. Earle,
"Specialist in Cotton Classing,
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
*,8&s MEI LIFE PHI 5
Th? Pilis That Co Cure.
A Bad Reputation.
Toledo school children are writing
essays on the evils of the liquor traf
fic. This has aroused the opposition
of the wets. A liquor dealer who by
the way does not sign his name in
full, says in a letter of protest to
the News Bee:
"I am a liquor man and proud of
it with several children in our pub
lic schools, and the only effect these
essays have is to prejudice these
children against those of a saloon
man. I wonder who among these
same children realize that they are
procuring an education from the tax
es derived from the business they
are so ignorantly trying to con
But doesn't this incident brand the
liquor business as a business different
from any other? This saloon man,
who doesn't sign his name, surely
would not contend that the evils of
the liquor traffic are the inventions
of the school 'children of Toledo.
They are character witnesses por
traying the general reputation of the
The father himself is one who is
making it unpleasant for his children
in the schools.
A business in which no man can
engage without working injury to
his children deserves to die.-The
Lawyers Asked to Give Aid.
The new registration, which is to
take place on September 12, will
entail much work, and in filling out
questionnaires many registrants
will need advice and assistance. In
a bulletin issued yesterday by Maj.
R. E. Carwile, to all legal advisory
boards, attention is invited to a tel
egram from the eflice of the provost
marshal general, which telegram is
''On account of approaching classi
fication of 'new registrants under
new law amending selective service
law by increasina ages it is impera
tive that members of legal advisory
boards both permanent and associ
ate should be prepaired to take up
the work of aiding and advising
registrants and assisting in the ad
ministration of the law and regula
lations immediately following regis
tration under the new law. Please
take up this matter immediately
with the central legal advisory com
mittee of your State or through
such other means as may be neces
sary and arrange for preliminary
meeting* and other necessary .steps
to he taken to assure efficient and
ample personnel organized aud
reaily to repeat the magnificent
work which they did during the
first questionnaire and classification
period. Please acknowledge re
ceipt of this, staling what cteps you
have taken lo carry same imo ef
Continuing, the bulletin, in part,
is as follows:
"You are urged to meet and for
mulate plans to meei the great task
that will devolve upon the lawyers
particularly and citizens in g?nerai.
You should secure every lawyer in
your county as m associate member
of the legal advisory board. How
ever, oiher men are as fully quali
fied to act as associate members ol'
the legal advisory board as a law
yer. You are urged to get every
efficient man possible to as>i?>i in
this work. You will need all the
aid that you can possibly secure.
"Practically every lawyer in the
State, at the time the last question
naires were sent out, that is during
the period commencing December
15, 1917, gave free aid tu ail thc
registrants who approached them
It is expected that no lawyer iii
any instance will charge lor assist
ing any registrant in filling oui
questionnaire. Lawyers and citi
zens within the contemplated draft
age are eligible for membership on
iegal advisory boards."
Make Australian Ballot Uni
South Carolina has been about
the last state in the union to try
the experiment of the Australian
ballot. We took prudently a par
tial try-out this year by requiring a
simple form of the system in incor
porated places. The results have
been most gratifying. It, contrib
utes gieatly to the secrecy of the
ballot and immensely to ^its inde
pendence. It would be a serious
mistake to leave the system in fu
ture confined to the towns. There
is probably a great deal more domi
neering over the voter through the
opinion of his fellows in the coun
try than in town. In unincorpora
ted mill villages especially there is
a crying necessity for the introduc
tion of a system that will make the
voter absolutely independent from
the form of compulsion that comes
from the easy going publicity ot'
the voter's preference under the old
One of the most notable improve
ments was in the greater orderliness
around the polls. We print in an
other column a remarkable testimo
.ny to this effect as to Charleston.
Conditions there differ from those
in other counties; but nevertheless
there comes the same testimony
from all over thu state.
The system as piacticed last
week was crude and incomplete.
Several changes out to be made at
For instance, the polls should be
roped or barred off and the voter
should not be permitted to leave
the enclosure after having entered
and received his official ballot until
he has desposited it in the ballot'
The inauguration of this advance
step in our election system should
be only the beginning. The next
two years should see general discus
sion of needed improvements.
N e w berry 0bserver.
"I am so obsessed with my love
for you," wrote the sweet young
thing to her soldier, ''that I cannot
eat a bite."
"That is the kind of girlie for
me," said the rookie. "With the
price of eats havin'a blue sky limit.
I could just about support a wife
who didn't eat."-Florida Times
1 Overland car.
1 Saxon car.
1 Jersey Milch Cow.
J. T. Harling,
Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE-One twohorse pow
er gas engine as good as new. Also
one House Cold Tire Shrinker, with
punch and shear combined, in good
E. W. SAMUEL.
To Drive uut malaria
And Build Up The System
Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formula is
printed on ei'ery label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form.
The Quinine drives out malaria, the
Von builds uo the svstem. 50 cent?