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Wednesday, August 18.
Some Curious and Interesting
Monday morning The Advertiser
was honored by having a call from
Mr. R. M. Derirck, familiarly known
among his friends as "Uncle" Rufus
Derrick, than whom the county
boasts of no better citizen; While
chatting with us "Uncle" Rufus told
.us of some very interesting vines
that have come under his observation
during the past years. He once had a
pumpkin vine that grew to ninety
feet in length and did not bear a
pumpkin. It may be said to have
heen "nothing but lei ves." He also
had a watermelon vine that sent out
two long vines, each thirty eight
feet long, with only one melon on
each branch or vine.
Mr. E. L. Yonce once grew a
gourd vine that bore 175 gourds
about the size of an average water
Mr. John L. Derrick grew a water
gourd with a handle or neck 30 inch
es in length and he had a volunteer
watermelon vine in his yard that pro
duced eleven melons that would
average twen ty pounds in weight.
Mr. Henry Jackson had a pumpkin
vine that bore nine pumpkins the
size of a water bucket.
Mr. James Gibson once had a scal
lopped squash to grow on a water
Mr. James Temples once grew two
gourds as large as a half-bushel. He
made a half-bushel measure of one
of them and used it on his farm.
The at*)ve items a?e very interest
ing and we can vouch for the truth
of every word, because they came di
rect to us from "Uncle" Rufus Der
reck, whose word passes current for
100 per cent everywhere. We didn't
get the information from any of the
Civic League Holds August
The Civic League met in the li
brary Monday afternoon, August the
16th, with Mrs. Edwards, president,
After the Lord's prayer was said
in unison the regular routine work i
was dispatched. \
The treasurer's report shows a ]
balance of $93.00, out of which a }
-bill for fifty new books must be paid, j
The new perpetual loose leaf en
..-cyclopedia has been received. This e
set ot T>ooks cast $82.72, and it is v
earnestly hoped the general public ?
will ferm the habit of s using this
splendid work as a reference, there- c
by compensating the league for the j
The cemetery committee - reporte
their work in creditable condition
$102 of the 107 contributed by pa
trons for this ourpese has been spent
and the work must be discontinued
until more funds are raised. Per
haps there are some who have not
sent their contribution to the chair
man, Miss Ethel DeLoach, who will
. yet do so.
The president had a letter read
from a director who made an attrac
tive offer to stage a juvenile perfor.
manee. Further correspondence was
decided on and it is hoped through
: this means to reimburse the' depleted
treasury. Further announcement will
.be made on this subject.
It is a source of embarrassment to
the league that no suitable place for
.the sessions of our district confer
.ence of Federated clubs has been
found.'The need for a creditable wo
man's building is felt more and more
and must eventually lead to the real
ization of this great ideal.
The necessity for immediate new
quarters for the library was demon
strated as, a storm coming up, the
room was absolutely flooded. Mrs.
J. G. Holland was appointed a com
mittee of one to attend to this im
portant business at once. New book
eases are very much needed, though
?no definite arrangements were
made concerning them
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, chairman,
Mrs. J. G. Edwards, Mrs. W. E. Lott
and Miss Ethel DeLoach were ap
pointed a committee to arrange the
details' of the 1920-1921 Lyceum
Miss Sarah Collett appeared be
fore the league and presented a pe
tition calling upoh the Chamber of
Commerce to bear upon the owner
and lessee of the Opera House to
put in the necessary chairs and re
pairs' to make the building comfort,
able, and to protest against the rent
al prices. This petition will be signed
by the presiding officers of the dif
ferent organizations. The league
heartily endorsed* the petition.
This completed the business and
the meeting stood adjourned until
the third Monday afternoon in Sep
Meets at Parksville.
The annual meeting of the Edge
field Baptist Association will con
vene at Parksville Wednesday, Sep
tember 8. Bear in mind the date, as
some confusion has arisen on ac
count of an error in the minutes as
to the time of holding the associa
Every church in,the association
should be represented by a full del
egation. As there is practically no
farm work at that time to claim the
attention of farmers, every country
church should be well represented.
The town churches will have no good
Kentucky Farmers Make Mon
ey by Culling Poultry.
Many people are skeptical regard
ing the advisability of culling the
poultry flock during the fall months.
Many more people have never given
attention to the farm poultry flock,
and do not realize that it can be
made one of the/most profitable lines
on the farm.
The poultry' culling campaign will
be carried on in Edgefield county un
der the Home Demonstration Agent
during the early fall and it is hoped
will bring more people to realize that
the farm flock is much more profit
able than ordinarily realized. It is
safe to say that 30 per cent of the
hens on the farm do hot produce
enough eggs during the year to pajf
for the feed they consume. By sim
ple tests which can readily be under
stood by the owner of the flock,
these unprofitable hens can be elim
inated; the same number of eggs
will be produced and there will be a
material saving in the poultry feed
The poultry culling campaign in
Kentucky last year proved to be a
great saving to the owners, of farm
poultry. Following is a brief report
of the culling work as carried on dur
ing the fall months of 1519 in that
The poultry specialists with the
assistance of the county and Home
Demonstration Agents culled 666
flocks of poultry in 66 different
counties. They handled 36,247 hens
and culled 11,443 or 31.6 per cent
as being unfit to pass through anoth
er season of egg production. In this
:ampaign the average farm flock
vas composed of 54.2 chickens of
vhich 17.2 were unfit. Mrs. T. A.
Poulter of Anchorage, Ky., culled
ier flock and found it a profitable
jiece of work. Her flock consisted of
?2 Rhode Island Red hens. She cull
id 19 fowls on August 25 as being
infit. The previous w?ek from her
?ntire flock she obtained 92 eggs or
m average of 25.3 per cent. After
:ulling her flock, the culled hens, 19
n number were placed in a pen by
hemselves for a period of one week.
They laid only one egg during this
?me while the birds not culled laid
.02 eggs or 45.9 per cent.
Last year the culling work as
onducted in Indiana was estimated
.s being worth about $75.00 to the
iwner of the average farm flock
rhen systematically carried on. The
arm flock of poultry in Indiana is
riuch larger and therefore, totals a
;reater value than found in this
Jtate. However, the same principal
.pplies and the South Carolina far
rier can and should cull his poultry
his fall. The poultry flock should be
. paying investment to every farm
n the state. This can not be ex
?ected, however, unless proper man
igement is given. Cull the flock of
leps and keep only tTTose which will
eturn a profit. For detailed infor
nation consult your Demonstration
SPECIAL for Saturday only, One
jot of Florsheim Oxfords at $5.95
REYNOLDS & PADGETT.
If you do not carry fire insurance
>n your automobile or truck you
?eed a "Pyrene fire extinguisher.
)ne may save you a loss of a thou
;and dollars or more. A "Pyrene"
laved Mr. Frank Logan's truck on
August 16. Better b,uy one before
rou need it. Too late then.
YONCE & MOONEY.
What a Farmer Says; of
Senator Smith and His
Please give me space to
write a few words relative to
the nomination of the succe,ss
or to Senator E. D. 6mith in
I the United States Senate. With
out disparaging the merits of
I the three good lawyers oppos
ing Senator Smith-such as
may be found at most any bar
in ?he state-I wish to urge the
importance of reelecting "Cot
Iton" Smith on his record.
Impossible for me to enum
erate in this article one one
hundreth of the things done by
him as our senator for the
whole people, and especially
[the farmers and other labor
ing classes. He "was once pres
ident of the Cotton Growers'
Association and was very ac
Itive in exerting his every ef
[fort to increase the price of
cotton. After becoming our
?senator he secured th'e passage
of the cotton futures act, pre
senting the depression of
(prices by the tender of value
less cotton on contracts; co
operated in the standardiza
tion of cotton grades; com
parison of grades; offered res
olution to ascertain how much
American cotton is needed
abroad and the best methods
of supplying it; secured gov
ernment cotton reports, and
[the census department to fur
nish number of bales of spin
nable and unspinnable cotton
on hand; secured appropria
tion during the war of a fund
of 20 million of dollars for the
distribution of nitrate of soda
among the farmers at cost
saving them from $25 to $50
ton; favored pushing our
cotton goods to every part of
the world; had the embargo
on potash lifted as soon as the
armistice was signed ; the erec
tion of a nitrate plant practi
cally now complete at Muscle,
Shoals to manufacture nitro
gen from the air, which wil
save the farmers millions of
dollars; secured the amend
ment of Section 13 of the new
'banking and c/rrency law
'whereby the farmer is given
six months time on agricultu
ra Ap ap er as against 90 days
on commercial paper, thereby
enabling him to have the prop
er credit for holding and mar
keting.-his crops; cooperated in
passing the Farm Loan Act,
which placed farm lands for
the first time in the history of
this country in a position
where it was possible for
farmers to use their land as an
asset on easy terms,-supported
strongly the views of Presi
dent Wilson during the war-on
war measures, and being chajr
man of the Interstate Com
merce, his*T)art was most ex
acting; ' favored the Good
Roads Act, favored restricting
immigration, and in this re
spect protected the American
laborer from cheap European
laborers, is a strong supporter
of the Regional Banking sys
tem, holds a high position on
committees in the sen
This is only a short review
of the senator*^ work in the
senate. We have seven mem
bers in the lower and two in
the upper house of congress,
and of the nine members eight
are lawyers, and Senator
Smith is the only farmer
there. I admire lawyers, but do
feel that we ought to keep in
congress the only farmer we
have there. Many of the law
yers are able and patriotic
but whenever I think of them,
I am reminded of the picture
in the Blue Back speller
which reprseents two neigh
boring farmers that had a dis
pute about a cow, and one of
the farmers was holding ^the
cow by-s the horns, and the
other by the tail, and a lawyer
on each side milking.
Can we afford, with the im
portant problems to be solved
in the next congress to send a
new man to the senate, for he
would have to be there for
years, however bright he may
be, before he could have the
experience and influence that
Senator Smith has? Shall we
turn out one that has proved
himself so worthy to make an
experiment? I am a farmer
and feel that he has greatly
benefitted me and every other
laboring man in the state.
If there were anything in
the record of Senator Smith
showing that he had not made
an able and conscientious sen
ator, these lawyers after him
would certainly have discover
er it, for I notice that even a
man at Washington, D. C., is
trying to dictate to our people
of South Carolina who they
shall elect to the senate. One
of his principal objections to
Senator Smith seems to be that
he answered to only about h^lf j
of the roll calls since there.
The surprise to'me is, that he,
with all. his important commit
tee assignments, could answer |
to that many, but he certainly
did answer to important roll
?alls,- a number- of the- roll
calls were undoubtedly on non
This man, writing against
Senator Smith from Washing
ton, D. C., seems to be a law
yer, and the failure of all?nese
awyers to uncover in Senator
Smith's record in the senate
anything against 'him,, con
inces rce that he has made us
a moat vigilant sentinel on the
watch tower, and I say to the
business men, farmers, cotton
n?ill operatives and laborers
f all classes, let us give Sena-,
tor Smith an overwhelming)
vote at the ensuing primary,
and show the administration
and other people at Washing
ton that he has the confidence
of his people, for this will in-!
crease his power there to work |
J. W. QU ARLES.
A Strong Endorsement or "Py
rene" Fire Extinguisher.
Messrs. Yonce & Mooney,
Edgefield, S. C.
My truck caught fire on Main
Street near your garage August 16
and two men from your garage saw
the smoke and flames rising from the
truck and rushed to the rescue, each
carrying a "Pyrene" fire extinguish^
er. On reaching the truck they api
plied the "Pyrene" chemicals and in
less than a minute the fire was alto
gether extinguished. I am . confident
that the "Pyrene" saves my truck
from destruction by fire and conse
quently saved me not less than $500.
I am deeply grateful to you and
your men for the timely and valuable
S. F. L0G??7"
August 17, 1920.
SPECIAL for Saturday only, One
Lot of Florsheim Oxfords at $5.95
REYNOLDS & PADGETT.
FOR SALE: A good Guernsey cow
with youg calf. Apply to
MILTON P?RKER, JR.
The Union Meeting of the second
division of the Edgefield, Baptist As
sociation will convene with the
church at Republican, August 28th
and 29, 1920.
11:00 a. m. Devotional services by
11:30 a. m. Roll Call of the
Discnssion of subjects
1st How may the layman in our
churches be led out into larger fields
of service?-S. B. Mays, M. O. Boat
2nd. How may our churches exer
eise closer and more helpful and
brotherly watchcare over their num
hers than they now do?-L. R.
Brunson, Rev. W. R. Barnes.
3rd. How may we secure better
attendance upon and derive greater
benefits from our union meetings?
J. H. Courtney, J. O. Atkinson.
4th. What should be the term of a
deacons office in the Baptist church?
-G. W. Medlock, Tom Adams.
Sunday service to be provided for.
P. B. LANHAM,
JgLECTBIC The Best Tonic,
BITTERS Family Medicine.
(Continued from Page 5)
Davis Real Company
Sixty acres of chocolate clay land two rabies from Edgefield to
wards Cedar Grove. Fifty acres in cultivation and ten acres in
woodland, and about half of place under fence. Good orchard;
new four room house with kitchen and porch on one side; plas
tered and painted. Two tenant house of three and four rooms
each, and in good condition. One good barn 40x60 feet, and a
small barn at each tenant house; also a well at each house. Rents
for 3,000 lbs. lint cotton. Price S100 per acre; half cash, balance
two annual pat men ts at 7 per cern interest. ~
152 acre? six miles from Edgefield on the Five Notch road, and
known as the old Munday place, and one, mile from school and
church. Sand and clay loam, and 8* acres-in cultivation, 25 acres
in pasture, and about 40 acres in woodland. An'orchard and
fairly good four robora frame house, and good barn and two
springs. Rents for 2,000 lbs. of lint cotton. The phice is in
good shape for sub division into two equal parts. Price $42.50
per acre; one-third cash, balance two annual payments.
188 acres known as the J. P. Lfagood place, located on the
Blocker road ten miles from town, one mile from school and two
and a half miles from church. 110 acres in cultivation, 20 acres
in pasture fenced with hog wire, 20 acres in bottom land and 50
apres in woodland. Tbe'land is red loara. Two St?ry residence
of seven rooms and hall, all finished. Fine orchard. Three ten
ant houses of three and four rooms each in good condition, and
two barns, crib with two stalls and three auto houses. Well,
spring and live stream. Price $65.00 per acre.
325 acres one mile from corporate limits of Edgefield, on the
Dixie Highway to Trenton, Aiken and Augusta, and 800 yards
from Park Hill siding on the Southern Railroad. More than
three quarsters of a mile frontage on the Dixie Highway. The
place is sub-divided into four small farms of 62 acres, 74 acres, 84
acres and 105 acres acres, with good frootage on the Highway to
each tract. Old Colonial residence of eight rooms, two balls and
two porches on front, first and second floor. Four tenant houses
and barns. Well watered-three wells, spring and live streams.
Sandy soil, cultivates ver.v easy and bas good crops this year.
More than a quarter million feet of good saw timber One of the
finest old homesteads available near Edgefield. Will sell as a
whole, or either tract separately. Price and terms reasonable.
One 10-acre tract, one ll 47-100 acre lot and one 7 34-100 acre
tract of the Mrs. Cobb land between Sheriff Swearingen's home '
and Dixie Highway.
All of these traci? front on the new street, "Aiken Avenue, run
ning through this property. Also 10-acre tract fronts on the road
passing Sheriff Swearingen's residence. This 10-acre tract is one
of the most ideal building sites near Edgefield. Prices and terms
281 65-100 acres ol the Dr. Corley place four miles from Edge
field on the Meeting Street road, lying on both sides of the road,
and is sub-divided into six tracts of 47 5-100* 56 5-100, 49 60-100,j
56 60-100, 38 15-100 and ?4 20-100 acres respectively, and each
tract has buildings with the exception of one. Four of these tracte
front on the new public road to Meeting Street and Ninety Six,
which runs directly through the place, suitable for two or more
tracts to igo together. About 150 acres in cultivation, and seme '
of the best cotton io be found in this section this year. This is
dark gray and clay land, with 50 or 60 acres of original oak and
hickory forest, and more than one hundred thousand feet of pine
saw timber. Will sell as a whole, or separately. Price as a
whole $45.00 per acre on good terras'.
Call to See Us or Write for List and Further Information
DAVIS REALTY COMPANY
M. W. SHIVE, Manager
HOME OFFICE: . EDGEFIELD OFFICE:
Greenwood, South Carolina Main St., Opposite, flew Byrd Bldg
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Have You Had Your Car
You, no doubt, have driven your car
a good long while now since you had
it painted ; and even now you'd hate
to give it up because of the time it
would take to paint it.
But it won't take so terribly long.
Drive it down and let us look at it.
We'll tell you how soon you can get
it,, what it will cost, and everything.
"Guaranteed by Gibbes"
Write Us or Phone L. D. 9935
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Paint, Top and Upholstery Department
COLUMBIA, S. C.