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Disinfect Sweet Potato Houser
?Columbia, Oct. 9.-If the mana
gers of the Sweet. Potato Curing j
Houses in South Carolina will heed
the .advice given by the South Caro
lina Development Board to disinfect
the storage houses before filling them
with the new crop, the losses from the
so-called Storage Rots will be greatly
reduced if not entirely eliminated.
From present indications the
sweet potato crop in South Carolina
that will be cured this year will be a
comparatively small one, and this
calls for saving every potato which
will grade No. 1 and 2. Our Porto
Rico Sweets are favorites in South
ern markets, and in cities in the
North where they have been tried. In
the event of high prices the curing
houses which have insured their
houses against Storage Rots-for dis
infection means insurance-will reap
a rich reward.
The United States Department of
Agriculture in Farmer's Bulletin No.
1059 gives the following directions:
In the fall, just before the sweet
potatoes are put in storage, the stor
age house or cellar should be disin
fected thoroughly, in order to get rid
of the numerous; storage-rot germs
left there from the previous crop.
Any one of several efficacious meth
ods may be employed. The house may
be sprayed with a solution made by
dissolving one pound of copper sul
phate in 25 gallons of water or with
a solution of .'formaldehyde made
by mixing one pint of formalin (40
per cent) in 30 gallons of water. In
about 24 hours the house should be
sprayed a second-time. Similar re
sults may be obtained by white wash
ing the storage house or cellar, or,
better yet, by making up a barrel of
winter strength lime-sulphur solution,
15 pounds of sulphur boiled until dis
solved with 7% pounds of stone lime
and then the whitewash added to the
mixture. A second coat of whitewash
will not be necessary.
Make Hog Production a Per
ment Part of Our Farming.
A Southern breeder of hogs says
he has a nice lot of breeding stock,
but there is no sale for them. He calls
attention to the fact that the cotton
crop is short, but that the Cotton Belt
is also short of hogs, and thinks we
ought to try to stimulate our readers
to the buying of hogs for breeding
For 30 years the writer has been
trying to "stimulate" hog production
in the South, both as a breeder for a
".number of years, and always as an
advocate of hog production as an ad
dition to the money crops of the
South. Many others have been en
engaged in some sort of work, but
nothing has yet been successful in
preventing the Southern farmer's los
ing interest i:a hog production and
selling his breeding stock when cot
ton prices were good and hog prices
were not satisfactory. In fact, a high
price for cotton, regardless of hog
prices, has usually been sufficient to
cause the Southern farmer to lose in
terest in hog production and reduce
his breeding stock.
Hog Production Increases When Cot
ion is low.
Since the decline in the prices of
feeds, hogs have sold at a price which
makes hog production profitable,
when efficiently conducted, but the
relatively low prices of hogs during
the latter part of 1919 and the high
prices of feeds, with the high prices
of cotton in 1919, caused many
Southern farmers to very greatly re
duce hog production, except perhaps
in the sections recently visited by the
boll weevils or where they are very
The reduced prices of cotton in
1920 would have stimulated hog pro
duction, but for the fact that the av
erage cotton farmer was short of feed
and had no money with which to buy
either hogs or feed. Now that we have
10,000,000 acres more feed crops in
the South, there would be a great in
crease in hog production if cotton
prices were low, but since they are
now rising and bid fair to be good for
the 1921 crop, hog production is not
yet given much consideration by the
man who thinks he can grow cotton.
Hold Down Cotton Acreage-In
crease Hog Production.
Nothing should keep the South
from organizing our production on a
sound and well-balanced basis. While
we have reduced the cotton acreage
to about the right limit is the time
to start the introduction of the prop
er amount of hog raising. To do so
economically, we should buy some
'ex^ra purebred breeding stock at
once, while it is cheap and feed is
abundant, and stay in the business
per manently, developing and increas
ing the production as our experience
and conditions justify. There is not
a good purebred boar in the South
which will not prove a good invest
ment at a fair price if used to sire
next spring's crop of pigs. We made
a mistake in decreasing our hog
breeding two years ago, let us not
?ow make the mistake of failing to
supply ourselves with the needed
^reeding stock, while it may be
>ought at a reasonable price and we
have the feed to keep it.-Progressive
Why Not Moist Mash?
Poultry raisers and experts have
had it back and forth for years con
cerning the merits and demerits of
dry and wet mash as a feed for grow
ing chickens. Just at the present time
it seems that "the drys have it," for
poultrymen generally-despite a few
exc^plions-hold up their hands in
horror at "wet, sloppy mashes."
- But why can't we strike a middle
ground and capture some of the mer
its of both wet and dry mash and
eliminate, io some extent at least,
their faults? Therefore, I plead the
merits of the moist mash. By all
means let us remember, however, that
moist does not mean wet. Just moist
en the mash until it will crumble, but
not stick, or in other words have it
about the consistency of the sub-sur
face of moist tillable soil.
The great merit of wet mash is that
it will produce a quicker growth of
the chicks than the dry mash. This
same thing may be said of moist mash
and at the same time the great de
merit of wet mashes-sloppy, unsani
tary means of feeding-is eliminat
ed; and best of all the chickens relish
the touch of added moisture.
Why not mokt mash?
Ants in Dwelling.'
The ants that infest houses may,
for control purposes, be divided into
two classes: Those that like sweets
and those that like grease, the latter
being the very tiny red ants that love
to collect on the bacon rinds and on
other greasy objects. The sweet-eat
ing arts include the large carpenter
ants, which are black, and several
species of brown ants of varying
size but all of them larger than the
tiny great-eating species.
In order to permanently rid a
dwelling of these nuisances it is ne
cessary that their nests be destroyed,
and the easiest way to destroy these
nest is to induce the ants themselves
to do the work for you. A mixture of
tartar emetic and extracted honey at
the rate of one part of the poison to
twenty of the honey seems about the
right combination for the sweet?lov
ing ants. It kills the ants eventually
but not quickly enough to hinder
their getting back home and destroy
ing their nests. The grease-eating
species ira^ be controlled by working
a small amount of tartar emetic into
bacon rind, or by using one part tar
tar emetic to twenty parts of grease.
The grease ea:ers are much harder
to control than the sweet feeders and
much more time must be allowed.
Get your druggist to mix up an
ounce or so of this material and place
it where nothing but ants can get to
it. I would insert an empty wooden
box over the d.sh containing the pois
on, label it and put it away in some
such manner to keep anything else
from eating it.-Farm annd Ranch
Another Example of the Ad
vantage of Farmer Co
The ability to multiply the uses of
and create enlarged markets for farm
products is one of the many advan
tages of cooperative marketing. This
opportunity presented Iby coopera
tive marketing was taken advantage
of by the Florida Citrus Exchange to
create an ever increasing demand for
the ever-increasing production of
Florida oranges and grape fruit. For
years new acreages of citrus trees
have come into bearing. Each year
growers were skeptical as to wheth
er the market would absorb the in
creased production. But this situation
was met by the cooperating growers
who through their organization con
ducted a well-planned advertising
campaign in the big consuming' cen
ters of the country. The food value
of Florida grown citrus fruits was
kept constantly before the public.
The health giving qualities were giv
en due prominence. They taught the'
public that Florida-grown oranges
and grape fruit were not necessarily
luxuries but rather food necessities.
They used window displays in gro
cery stores, exhibits and demonstra
tions at fairs, and continuous adver
tising in trade papers, daily papers
Without such a constructive cam
paign, well executed, it is exceeding
ly doubtful if the expansion of the
inarkets could have kept pace with
the great increase in production. And
!t is indisputable that such a cam
paign coule! never have been success-,
fully conducted without the coopera
uve selling organization of the grow
A recent; example of the opportuni
;y for expansion of markets afforded
jy the cooperation of growers is the
5-cent package of seedless raisins
.hat made its appearance on the can
dy counters this spring. This article
of popular size and popular price is
the product of the Associated Raisin'
Growers of California. By putting up
seedless raisins in these small pack-!
ages and placing them on sale at the
5-cent price at the candy counters
they are encouraging and developing,
an extensive use for raisins as a con-:
fection, whereas previously raisins
have been used almost solely in cook
ery. This package is proving popular
not alone in this country, but in for-!'
eign countries as well, especially
Through this effort the raisin bids j
fair to occupy a prominent place as
a confection. The opening up of this
great new market was made possible
by cooperation on the part of the
Thus in the Florida Citrus Ex-|
change and in the Associated Raisin
Growers, Inc., we have examples of
the ability of farmers, through co
operative effort, to expand their mar
kets in keeping with expanding pro
duction. And the opening up of new
markets is just one of the many op
portunities afforded through fanner
cooperation on a business basis. But
?while we are looking at such advan
tages as these we must not overlook
?the fact that the primary object of
cooperative marketing organizations
is to reduce the cost of selling.-Pro
Saving the Corn Crop From
Weevils and Moths.
After harvesting corn the farmer
has still another battle to fight before
he can enjoy the fruits of hisJab'or.
The corn weevil can destroy his chod
when in the crib as well as drouth,
cutworms or smut can in the field. .
There are several insects which ?t
tack com in storage. All of these haye
small whitish larvae that bore into
the corn and cause the damage. The
adult is either a little' moth or the
so-called "fly weevil."
The corn shuck, provided it fits
closely around the ear and extends
well out over it, will protect the corn
from most weevils. Loose, dam?,
or poorly developed shucks do not
protect corn, but serve rather as a
protection to the weevil. There ap
pears to be a good opportunity for
the corn breeder to develop a variety
of corn with a well developed shuck
that will protect the corn against the
attacks of weevlis.
Corn with long tight shucks in good
condition needs no treatment in stor
age, as the shucks will keep the wee
vils out. Such ears may be stored by J
?themselves without further care. The
?corn with loose or damaged/shucks j
should either be fed at once, or fumi
gated with carbon disulphid.
In orden, to fumigate with carbon .|
disulphid it is necessary to have the
corn in an air tight container. This'
may be a crib with tight walls and
floor and close fitting doors and win
dows, a specially constructed box, wa
?ter tight barrel, or even a tin pail,
depending on the amount of corn to
be fumigated. The essential thing is
that it be as near tight as possible.
The container should not be much
larger than is necessary to hold the
corn, as the amount of carbon disul
phid used depends on the size of the
container and not on the amount of
corn or the number of weevils. Corn
should always beshucked before fu-j
migating, as the shuck will prevent
the gas penetrating the corn.
Garbon disulphid is a heavy liquid
which evaporates very rapidly and
forms a very heavy gas. This gas will
explode if a fire of any sort is
brought near it. For this reason car
bon disulphid should never be used
in a building where there is a fire.
If the com is in an air tight con
tainer three to five pounds of carbon
disulphid per 1000 cubic feet of |
space is enough. This may be applied j
by making several holes in the top
of the pile of corn, pouring the car-J
bon disulphid in, and then closing up
the hole. The carbon disulphid will
not injure either the germination or
the feeding value of the corn.
Carbon disulphid is not poisonous,
but will produce a severe headache if
too much of the gas is inhaled.
Farm and Ranch.
Letter From Meeting Street]
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
Again I am writing to let your j
readers hear from this section. First,
I will say that our community has
been saddened by the two deaths
which occurred here about a week
ago. That of Mr. J. Q. Cogburn, who
was buried at Stevens Creek church
on Saturday, October 1, a"-' also of
Mrs. E. L.- Stevens, who was buried
on Sunday October 2, at the Smyly
and Stevens cemetery, where some
of our best friends who have gone be
fore are resting and awaiting the fi
nal resurrection at the last day. Those
were two who will be in a class with
the oldest members of Stevens Creek'
church, and who will be missed in
the community, the church and also
in their homes of bereaved ones. The
active life of both of these loved I
ones was called about two years ago
by illness which each of them seem
ed to bear without a murmur or com
plaint, seemingly resigned to the will
of Him that never makes a mistake,
but doeth all things for the best.
There is rest, there is peace, there is
joy in the shadow of His wings for
those who dies trusting in the Lord.
We hope to meet them up yonder
some sweet day bye and bye.
. The 'cotton crop is almost-a total
failure in and around this section.
Lands planted in cotton will not near
make rents promised the land lords,
and if they do not share the loss with
the tenants. I don't see how any busi
ness can go at all next year. We can't
see how people are to pay any obliga
tions that they are due or even pay
the next taxes as they will have
nothing to pay with. Of course, they
I will have some- corn, molasses, meat
and other eatables, if its not taken
from them, for what they owe others,
but it will be hard for the people to
even make a crop if they haye their
corn and feed stuff without some
other help. I believe the people 'round
here made the greatest effort of their
lives to make a crop this year, and al
most without any source of help at
all. The awful pest, the boll weevil,
has destroyed the cotton almost en
tirely, leaving one and all helpless,
and at the mercy of those they owe.
Now, what is to be the outcome? We
will only have to wait and see. Our
people don't know how to proceed or
what to do. I know of lots of farms
rented for- two bales of cotton that
will not get over five or six hundred
pounds of seed cotton all told. Then
"what can they do? It is a calamity
that has come upon us, that no , one
can help. Our people are down cast
and almost where they are ready to
surrender and give everything up. If
some aid or help some way does not
come along many will be down and
out. People are so blue that they are
getting almost black, and I hope some
way will be provided so they can go
on. and pay' their obligations later,
which those who are honest will sure
ly do when they can. They cannot do
it now under existing circumstances.
J. H. C.
Meeting Street, S. C.
Petit Jury, Second Week.
G. W. Mobley, Johnston.
J. F. Brown, Moss.
. W. H. Clark, Johnston.
J. L. Holmes, Collins.
R. T. Hill, Edgeeld.
W. H. Lott, Johnston.
J. E. Morgan, Jr., Moss.
J. T. Hammond, Collins.
Ed Harrison, Sr., Trenton.
E. M. Crouch, Trenton.
E. J. Parkman, Elmwood.
M. A. Walker, Edgefield.
H. W. McKie, Colliers.
A. J. Ouzts, Blocker.
J. B. Clark, Ward.
J. F. Talbert, Collins.
C. R. Holmes, Edgefield.
F. F. Rainsford, Ropers.
J. P. Brunson, Moss. /
J. K. Hair, Ward.
R. D. Lenard, Edgefield.
M. L. Quarles, Collins;
E. M. Quarles, Collins.
W. E. Ouzts, Wise.
J. E. Strom, Talbert.
W. H. Griffis.
J. D. Mathis, Sr., Trenton.
J. C. Glauzier, Blocker.
S. A. Brunson, Wise.
R. D. Seigler, Talbert.
J. F. Logue, Elmwood.
L. F. Holmes, Johnston.
Walter W. Wise, Trenton.
T. W. Berry, Pickens.
John Rainsford, Edgefield.
R. H. Nicholson,Moss.
Notice of Sale of Real Estate.
In the District Cour1: of the United
States for the Western District of
In the matter of S. J. Neal, bank
Pursuant to an order signed by S.
M. Smith, Esq., Referee in Bank
ruptcy, I will proceed to sell at pub
lic outcry in front of Edgefield Court
House, at Edgefield, South Carolina
on November 7th, 1921, the follow
ing described realty:
" Tract No. One: That tract contain
ing two hundred acres, more or less,
in Edgefield County, Ward Township,
and bounded by lands of Huiet, Wil
liams, Clark, Neal, Holmes and being
on the Augusta-Columbia road and
known as the Jack Holmes Mill Place.
Tract No. Two: That tract being
in Edgefield Counnty, Ward Town
ship, containing twenty-three acres,
more or less, and bounded by Neal,
Lott, Posey, and being a part of the
S. J. Neal estate.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash and
the balance in one year or all cash at
the option of the buyer.
Any information relative to the
above may be had by applying to the
undersigned at Edgefield, South Caro
O. B. ANDERSON,
If you need a Battery see us, we
now have the GENUINE FORD BAT
TERY for $25.00.
FOR SALE: 160 acres three miles
of Edgefield; $10 per acre. 450 acres
six miles of Edgefield; $3 per acre.
FOR SALE: One fine pointer bitch,
well broken, good qualities.
10-5-2t S. W. MILLER.
The Edgefield Mercantile Company
offers its entire stock of buggies,
wagons, furniture, rugs, stoves, etc.,
at unheard of prices for cash. Come
one and all and see our goods and
prices and buy what you have needed
for a long time.-Advertisement.
Notice of Master's Sale.
Pursuant to Decree of Coprt of
Common Pleas for Edgefield County,
S. C., in case of G. H. Ransom, Ad
ministrator, Plaintiff, against P. M.
Cothran, et al, Defendants,
I shall offer for sale at public out
cry to the highest bidder before the
Court House at Edgefield, S. C., on
Salesday in November, next, being
7th day thereof, between the legal
hours of sale, the following realty:
All that lot of land situate in town
of Edgefield, S. C., containing 1-8 of
one acre more or less, and bounded
north by lands of Mrs. Maggie Lee
Pruitt; East by the public street from
Griffin Hill to Columbia road; South
by lands of W. R. Covar and West
by lands of Mrs. Maggie Lee Pruitt.
Terms of Sale-One-half cash, bal
ance on credit of one year, with in
terest from date of sale, or all cash
at purchaser's option; the credit por
tion, if any to be secured by note of
purchaser and mortgage of premises.
If terms of sale are not complied
with, premises will be re-sold at risk
of former purchaser. Purchaser to
pay for papers and stamps.
J. H. GANTELOU,
Master E. Co., S. C.
Edgefield, S. C., Oct. 10, 1921.
Notice of Master's Sale.
Pursuant to Decree of Court of
Common Pleas for Edgefield County,
S. C., in case of I. K. Heywood, Plain
tiff, Against J. D. Garren, et al, De
I shall offer for sale at public out
cry to the highest bidder before the
Court House at Edgefield, S. C., on
Salesday in November next, being 7th
day thereof, between the. legal hours
of sale, the following realty:
All and singular that tract of land
situate in Edgefield County, S. C.,
containing 232% acres, more or less,
and bounded North by lands of Mrs.
L. H. Nicholson; East by lands of
Mrs. H. N. Greneker; South by Ab
beville public road and West by lands
of Turner (formerly Wallace Hol
TERMS OF SALE : Costs, and one
third of the purchase money in cash,
balance in two equal annual install
ments, interest payable semi-annual
ly, or all cash at purchaser's option;
the credit portion, if any, to be se
cured by bonds of purchaser, and
mortgage of premises sold, with in
terest from date of sale at 8 per
cent per annum, and 10 per cent At
torney's fees, if so ?collected after
maturity. If purchaser shall fail to
comply with terms of sale within one
hour thereafter, said premises will be
resold at risk of former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for stamps and pa
Master E. Co., S. C.
Edgefield, S. C., Oct. 10, 1921.
We can make it
to buy your
We are heavily stoc
and can make attr
onr prices before bu
Try Purina Chick*
special Dairy Feed
one-third more milk
J. D. Ker
Buy a buggy, wagon, set of harness
or'some other article which you need
at the cut price offered at the Edge
' field Mercantile, Company. Come be
fore the bargains-have all been hand
FOR RENT: Six-room residence,
large front and rear halls, pantry and
bathroom, hot and cold water. All
windows and doors screened, large lot
with necessary outbuildings. Posses
sion given November 1. Apply to J.
m. a VIRGINIA
Wf% a BURLEY
The three greatest
"I was hardly able to drag, I
was so weakened," writes Mrs.
W. F. Ray, pf Easley, S. &
"The doctor treated me f orabout
two months, still I didn't get
any better. I had a large fam
ily and felt I surely must do
something to enable me fo take
care of my little ones. I had
The Woman's Tonic
"I decided to try it," con
tinues Mrs. Ray . . , "I took
eight bottles in all... I re
gained my strength and have
had no more trouble with wo
manly weakness. I have ten
Children and am able to do ail
my housework and a lot out
doors ... I can sure recom
Take Cardia today. It may
be just what yod need?
At all druggists.
>ked .with all grades
active prices. Get
3n Peed, also our
and you will get