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Statement on Crop Conditions
by Cotton Association.
Columbia, June 21.-A gloomj
picture of crop conditions in the
South is painted by the Americar
Cotton Association in a statement is
sued yesterday. Ravages of the bol
?weevil, the shortage of labor anc
other factors, it says are contributing
towards making the crop this yeai
the shortest in history.
"During the last half century ol
the cotton production no conditions
of the crop up to the first of June has
even been so low as that recentlj
published bythe United States crop
reporting board. At no time in the
history of the boll weevil has that in
sect appeared so early to begin de
struction on the cotton production in
this county nor the shortage of labor
been so acute or the cost of farm sup
plies and Governmental statistics on
raw cotton in this country and in Eu
rope show that present supplies of
spinnable cotton, comparatively, are
less than ever before in the History
fo cotton. At the same time Ameri
can and foreign mills are running on
full time, with their outputs contract
ed for months ahead. This is the sit
uation as shown by the facts in the
field of production, supplies of raw
cotton and manufacture.
"The first week in June showed
some sunshine to warm up and in
vigorate the belated young crop for a
start. Immediately the bears made a
charge and down goes the price of
contracts as the season advances un
til the future contract falls far below
the actual cost of the fiber. The
bears sell something they haven't got
and want a contract market, the sell
er has all the advantage, and in the
open local markets the buyers have
all the advantage. It seems to us that
the open buyer of a future contract
ought to have equal rights with the
speculative seller of the contract. We
are convinced that the buyer, the
holder of spot cotton should not per
mit that senimental influences on
prices in he exchanges to affect the
real values of their present holdings
of what they may produce in 1920.
If it cost 38 cents to produce a
pound of cotton in 1919, the present
price of such grades show but little
profit to tfo? growers, while October
contracts are being quoted several
cents under the cost of production
and are going down every day."
Work of Development Board.
Columbia, June 21.-This week
marks the actual effort of the South
Carolina Development Board to
equip itself with the manpower-in
dividual members-and the resources
necessary to undertake the big pro
gram which has been mapped out for
it. In every county in the state com
mittees are seeking enrollments and
pledges. Many reports are already in
but they will be so incomplete until
the end of the week that nothing like
an accurate forecast is possible to
day. Generally, however, the returns
promise to be satisfactory.
It has been definitely decided that
markets shall be the first undertak
ing of the board after the completion
of the expansion campaign. This is
the matter of utmost importance to
the farmers and other citizens of
South Carolina. Governor Cooper in
his final appeal to the people to sup
port the development board wrote:
"The plan of the Development
Board proceeds upon the great prin
ciple that only through self-realiza
tion can maximum happiness be
achieved eithed by an individual or
by a state. Our potentialities are un
bounded. Why not realize them? The
board will lend to the establishment
of home cash markets, will give im
petus to live stock, fruit, truck and
dairy production; will make impor
tant contributions to general educa
tion, to public health, to road build
ing and so on, and will be a medium
of exchange for ideas and informa
tion, and in short, lend a guiding
hand in every possible way to hasten
full realization of our state's possi
bilities. The underlying principles of
the board are broad and the objec
tives are specific."
R. F. Erwin Regarding Hi? Troubles
"A year ago last winter I had an
attack of indigestion followed by bil
iousness and constipation. Seeing
Chamberlain's Tablets so highly rec
omemended for stomach troubles I
bought a bottle of them and they
helped me right away" writes R. F.
Erwin, Peru, Ind. If you have any
trouble with your digestion give
these tablets a trial. They will do you
WANTED: Man with team or auto
who can give bond to sell 137 Wat
kins home and farm products. Big
gest concern of kind in the world.
$1500 to $5000 yearly income.
Territory in this county open. Write
J. R. WATKINS CO.,
Dept. 114, Winona, Minn.
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South Carolina Potato Grow
ers to Organize.
A very important meeting of far
mers and business men will be held
in Columbia at the offices of the
South Carolina Development Board
Nat noon, June 29th to discuss the
1 j needs of the sweet potato growers of
the state. Below are the things that
will be discussed: (1) Proper har
vesting, grading and packing the
sweet potato crop: (2) Proper stor
ing and curing the crop: (3) Arrang
ing the markets for the crop of 1920:
(4) Arranging to secure disease free
seed and to standardize the varieties
for the crop of 1921. Since this meet
ing is for the purpose of making the
sweet potato a crop of great commer
cial value to our state under boll
weevil conditions, we should have a
great crowd there to get the industry |
founded on a solid basis. Unless we
have an organization perfected to
promote and handle the potato crop
we can not expect to have the success
with the business as we should.
Edgefield county should have far
mers from various sections of the
county to represent us at this meet
ing. County Agent Carwile tells us
that he expects to go and wants rep
resentatives from all over the county
to be present also. Mr. Tenny, of the
North American Fruit Exchange, the
man who has handled the asparagus
crop for the South Carolina growers,
will be present to aid the South Caro
lina Potato Growers Association to
get them started properly.
Great Sale of Jersey Cattle.
Notice has been sent out by Clem
son College that the Jersey herd of
the late J. A. Shanklin will be put on
sale July 7th and 8th at the Shank
lin plantation, Camden, S. C. This
herd is as good as we have anywhere
in the nation. It has had twenty years
of hard labor behind it to develop it
into its present standing. The cham
pion butter cow of the South was
bred by Mr. Shanklin. She produced
17,217 pounds of milk, and 1,023
pcundsof butter in one year. This
cow will be sold at this sale, along
with 75 other good record cows and
quite a number of heifer calves and
bulls. This offers a chance for some
mighty good material to come to
Edgefield county. It would be fine to
locate three good bulls of this breed
ing in a cooperative association of
this county. Now is the opportune
time for three of our progressive
sections to get together and send a
representative to buy these bulls ?nd
some nice heifers. What about it,
you progressive farmers of Antioch,
Colliers and Red Hill? If you are
interested see your County Agent or
write to J. V. Cotta, Sales Manager,
Crawfordville, Ind., for a catalogue.
Margaret Wilson Has to Bor
row Dime From Conductor
to Pay Fare.
New York, June 20.-Miss Mar
garet Wilson, daughter of the presi
dent discovered she was "broke"
while riding on a Fifth avenue bus
recently borrowed ten cents from
the conductor to pay her fare, ac
cording to the current issue of Bus
Lines, the bus company's periodical
She mounted the bus at Thirty
Fourth street and Fifth avenue and
proffered a coin to P. G. Lynch, the
conductor. He looked at it and re
"I am sorry, Miss, but this is a
penny, not a dime."
The young woman searched her
purse and then, embarrassed said,
Pm afraid I must get off, that pen
ny is all I have."
"Remain where you are," replied
the conductor, who was unaware of
her identity. "I will be glad to lend
you ten cents."
She accepted his offer and took
his name. A few days later he was
surprised to receive a note written
on White House stationery and sign
ed "Margaret Woodrow Wilson,"
thanking him for his courtesy and en
closing a dime.
Penn & Holstein
Pure Drugs and Chemicals
Oar priceR are reasonable.
Our 75 years of service to the
people insure efficiency and
We Solicit Your Continued
Just received a nice line of ladies'
vhite canvas and kid slippers which
we are offering at reduced prices.
Mrs. E. S. McLucas.
Don't pour the whiskey down, to
keep the spirits up,
There's danger in the dazzling cup,
Don't think you'll take a drop and
'Tis too enticing, you'd need a prop,
'Twon't do, 'twon't do.
Let your watch word be, Home and
Spurn the offered glass, don't take
See the lines of care upon her now,
Would you add another to mar her
Come, be a man, stop while you can,
Don't delay, begin today, 'tis the
With bold strokes sign your name
Induce your friends to do the same.
Come Bob, Jim, Harry too, John an'
Sam to your pledge be true,
Bring all your chums an' join the
Help us to take a very firm stand,
That will make thee nobles of our
Don't pour the whiskey down, to
keep the Spirits up,
There's danger in the dazzling cup,
'Twon't do, 'twon't do.
Why That Headache?
When you know the cause of a dis
ease a cure may often be effected.
This is particularly true of headache.
Headache often results from consti
pation or a disordered condition of
the stomache which may be corrected
by taking a dose or two of Chamber
lain's Tablets. Try it. These tablets
are easy to take and mild and gentle
Gasoline and Ki
Just received a car load of (?
from two to twelve horse pow?
line Engine Drag Saws control!*
danger and saves time. Any d<
tory daring life of Engine.
823 West Gervais St,
We are now ready to serve mei
We invite the public to give us
being confident that we can rend
We have a first-class cook ai
best possible manner.
Next Door to Srait
Capital and Surplus Profi
Total Resources Over -
SAFETY AND SER\
OFFER TO 1
Open vour account wjth us f
savings in one of our Inter
Lock boxes for rent in wh
All business matters referred
handled. We Solicit Your Bu
BEST FOR HOME SHINE
THE BIG VALI
Also PASTES and LIQUIDS foi
THE F. F. DALLEY CORPORATIONS
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
Whereas a petition has been filed
and all legal requirements met, it is
hereby ordered that the regularly ap
pointed Board of Trustees of Har
mony School District No. 23, do hold
an election at the Centre Spring
school house on June 29, 1920 for
the purpose of voting upon the ques
tion of levying and collecting a spec
ial tax of three (3) mills on the dol
lar of all taxable property within
said district proceeds of such spec
ial tax1 to be used for school purposes
in Harmony school district No. 23.
At this election. only such resident
electors as pay tax on real or person
al property, and who are entitled to
vote in General Elections shall be al
lowed to vote. The polls shall open at
8 o'clock a. m., and close at 4 p. m.,
and in all respects comply with Sec.
1742, Con. School Law of South Car
W. W. FULLER,
E. H. FOLK,
G. F. LONG,
Co. Board Education, E. C. S. C.
June 12, 1920.
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE: Several milch cows,
fresh to pail.
D. R. DAY,
Trenton, S. C.
Gasoline and Kerosene Engines
ir. Portable saw rigs. Gaso
;d by Clutch, which eliminates
jfective part made good at Fae
Columbia, S. C.
ile at all hours, day or night,
a trial. That is all we ask,
1er service that will please.
ad everything is served in the
[ELD, S. c. y
is - - - $190,000.00
ICE IS WHAT WE
or the year 1920. Invest your
est Bearing Certificates of
ich to keep your valuable pa
to us pleasantly and carefully
5-SAVE THE LEATHER
: Black, Tan and White Shoes
LTD., BUFFALO. N. Y.
The Returning Hero
So the boy ie back from the front and you are
proud of him! Well, so are we all. He is America's
greatest asset and we take off our hat to him in honest
No matter whether he got "Over the Top" or
Dot, the fact that he put on the uniform and offered
his services to bis country, ie what counts. He is big,
chesty, reliant, full o? life and ambition. Yon want
hirn to succeed. So do we. Urge him to open an ac
count at our bank now. We will help him in every
way we can> It pays to be associated' with a good re
liable bank lika ours.
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
All checks drawn on The Bank of Trenton can be cleared free of ex
change through the Federal Reserve Bank.
H. C. Viele & Company
222 Jackson (8th) Street
Diamonds, Watches and Silverware
Repairing of Watches and Jewelry
Cotton Seed, Iron and Iee
I am Paying the HIGHEST
Market Price for Cotton Seed
Forty and Fifty Cents Per Hundred for
Good, Pure Distilled Water Ice Cheap
Will run two auto trucks and can
deliver on short notice
Phone 97 and Phone 21
M. A. Taylor
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g COTTON FACTORS
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BRING ME YOUR
I am in the market for cotton seed. Bring
me your remnants of seed after you have
finished planting. Do not allow them to
lay around the place and get wasted.
I will pay the highest market price.
At my same old stand.
A. M. Timmerman