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Greatest Hope For tl
H?es in Her
* Reaching out for opportunHies to
develop, capture and appropriate
eeems to be the spirit that possesses
the world i
With all this restless desl?e to dis
cover new opportunities the human
mind of the day seems bent upon the
idea that all that is good lies ahead.
There seems to be too little thought
given to discover ?v/hat is right at our
doors in our very midst, and especial
ly does this apply to tho people of the
South and to ; the opportunities that
lie oonoealed here. There are no con
ditions in Georgia that should excuse
our people for a restlessness to go.
West or East or anywhere in search of
better lands or more promising oppor
tunities. My greatest hope for the
future of the South lies in her agri
culture, and the nearest road to reaoh
that prosperity lies in having men of
money and brains to turn their atten
tion in this direction. The soil of the
South uBed to produce in such abun
dance till it was a seeming land of
.'milk and honey'*-anyhow, all old
people know that it was a land of j
wonderful abundance. To get'back
to this wonderful abundance I would
say to those men oapable of great en
terprises to cease their strain on ex
perimental and uno ort oin lines:
ome join your brains with our hardy
sons of toil,
|u.nd watch tho generous yield of
t only craves from laggard sons a
\?o yield the Berne today and just as
If men of brains and oapital will
turn their attention to agriculture in
the South wo will soon have a satisfied
people and a land of such abundanoe
that there would be no more rosti?os
search for new fields of endeavor.
Grive up the planning or great enter
prises at least till you have brought
agriculture in tho South to where it
hould be. It is now time to plan
he making of next year's crops. It
s not sufficient that men almost beg
tars drift into the country 'seeking
ork. We want people oapable of
orming great syndioateB in the int?r
?t of farming, just as snob. Byndioates
lure formed for other pursuits and otb-,
Farmers are now sowing wheat, and
be great majority of them are bonno
ng and skimming it in. .with little old
'soho ot era" that bounce at . ovo ry
ook and clogs and skims at every
?nnoh of crab grass. The need is for
ien oapable and with oapital to har
esB up teams with something more
han a pahr of traoes and a backhand,
nd to provide implements sufficient
o put in the grain as it is in other J
ountries. If the people . ont in tho i
tates so much bragged on were to try
farm as the average Georgian tries, |
ey would starve to death without a ;
ubt. The-implements on a farm in
a Western States represent a greater !
?vestment than land, impiovements, j
P|ook and everything here. in the j
puth. There must be an improve- j
Bent in our methods here of farming, j
Hid there must be greater effort at
Daking country homes more inviting
B ?he matter of social contact. The
Hneliness ?hat attaobes to a majority
B tenant homes muse bo relieved. It
Bil toko snob a revolution in our
Resent methods to accomplish these
Biogs that it were idle to think of it
Bthout a greater amount and a differ?
Bt handling of money. I wish that
georgia had a few men in her agrioril
Bre as Mr. Morgan is in railroading,
?know it: might be unpopular for a
wile with some, but I believe that
Meat.combines in farming, just* as
Rpi tal is combined in other pursuit?,
B the South's great need. It is now
Bo.season for the preparations that
BU go to make the crop of 1904, and
Bis the greatest interest that oon
Smts Georgia Bnd thc?South.
?Many people are diapored to eoflr'
Bide that the great abundance thal
Bipted here in the South before tho
Bu- was owing to slavery. The truth '
B that poverty is slavery and oapital
? master in all lands and all the time,
Bat. as much so as the slavery \ of the
Both and tho ' negro. Slavery then
fts a concentration of oapital and it
vant intelligent directing with pow
? of discipline. .Capitalists with tho
?ht ability could direct and discipline
jri?u,lture now just as it was in :thi
lys of slavery, bod then there W?|8
? the same ?feat abundance, but a
Bn without means cannot direct the'
Bor thai must now pe depended upon.
Be average' farmer of today has to
lt his labor into remaining on the
Bm and, there is mighty little profit
fla man who has to be petted to
Brk. In thlf day and time theqnes
fln of apay-day p?ays a very irapor*
Wt part. Isis aol one fanner in ?en
?rt eau Meetthe demands of ^tjbej?;
ie Future of the South
so the farm hands hio away to the pub
Ho works. If we oould get a few suoh
men as form syndicates in other pur
suits to turn their attentiez to farm
ing they could so systematise the
thing and direot the labor that there
would be found suoh dividends that in
a few years there would be a grand
rush for agriculture. The negro cost
Just about aa much in slavery as the
hired man does now, but he was di-1
rooted intelligently and so came the
abundance of the old South.
The truth is that it is a wonder hew
tho South has succeeded as well as it j
has. The old masters gave way after
the war and a general demoralization
took possession. Some poor widows
sod broken down soldiers remained
and fought a greater fight for the cause
of agriculture than they had fought
under Lee, but with all that these ac
complished and with all the praise
they deserve the seeds of demoralized
labor and the want of oapltal has been
with us and it will still remain until
the brains and money of the land con
centrate on farming just as it doon
concentrate in other pursuits.
1 do wish that all the people of the
South could see the need of this great
combination of capital in the interest
of agriculture. A considerable preju
dice yet remains against such a com
bination, but I am sure that no such
prejudice would remain when the work
of combining had once shown its ad- j
vantage. As for these men of capital, ?
they, I think, would find sweet relief
io their work of farming. There will j
bo no need for staying awake at night
uneasy about how "futures" or stooks I
or anything will be at the next tiok of
the telegraph. As . you sleep your
crops will grow, your flocks increase
and the older the land the happier the
people. So may ic be, is my wish for
No Need For Worry.
They were engaged. She did not
know very much about him, of oourse;
but she knew that she loved him, and
that was enough. Her great fear, j
says Philadelphia Ledger, waa nhn
wouldn't please his people.
"I know that you love me dear, but
will your people like ? me? , I want
them to like me for your sake, and I
am awfully afraid they* won't."
"There's no oooasion to worry about
"But I do worry, dearest; they may
not see me with your eyes, and it will
bo just terrible if they disapprove of
"How oould anybody disapprove of
ypu? I'm ouro.nobody could."
"It's very sweet of you to say that;
hut I'm still worried for fjfesr that I
may not be quite the girl that your
relatives would have picked out for
"I think I am quite old enough to
decide such matters for myself."
"To be sure yon are, but for all that
it would be awfully humiliating to me
sf 1'were found wanting ia the eyes oi
your people. It might make trouble
for jon, and thi <y might cast you off."
"Oh, I gue. Ji there won't beany
trouble about il." .
UI am glad you feel so hopeful,
dear; that is if you are hopeful, and
are not talking just to oheer me up."
"I'm perfeotly sincere, darling, and
know that my people will not* cause
you any trouble."
"But when am I to see. them? I
hate to meet them, and yet I long to
have the trial over.. When is tho
meeting to be?"
"Not for some time yet, I hope.
You will havp to wait and meet them
ls heaven. I am an orphan, and have
not a relative living."
" -- i i - ' ? ea.
In Ks Proper Place. ,
Prof. Thomas 0. Mendenh&U, of
tue Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
while traveling ia.Ohio several year?
ego, called at the district school which
( as a boy, he had attended, says the.
T?i?y . asked him at tho school to
'make a few remarks. He assented
and began to talk to the children in a
direct fashion, trying to interest them
from the start. ;
"Did any of you," lie said, "ever
seo an elephant's skin?"
?'^?MtaH up his hand and wrig
. "Weil," eaid Prof, 3Iendenhall p
"ihavo," said tho boy.
"Where did you see it?" the pro*
';0n an elephant," was the reply.
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Te Car? a Gold la Ose Oay
Take Laxativo Bromo Quinine Tablets.
^ drugglsta rrft?d the money if ?t
fallf? to eure* E. W, Grove's signa
ture is pu each box? ' Pries 25c.
- " mm ? w .i ' ? 1 >.
*~ Many a ?ran Who claims t?ne ?
l g^?tle^in do^n^ work at it.
Wherein the Trees ire Like Yon.
Do you know that trees breathe
very muoh as you do? The lungs of
tho tree aro more beautiful to look at
than human lungs. They are bright
ly colored and beautiful in shape.
They are outside of the tree's body
instead of being hidden as your lungs
Tbs i??oB lunge are the leaves.
These leaf-lungs breathe steadily
and constantly. Like yours, they
take in oxygen from the air, and it is
converted into the lifo-sustain'og sap
which is the blood of the tree and
which ciroulates through the tree's
body just as does your blood.
Unlike your lungs, however, the
tree's lungs need sunlight on thom in
order to work. Therefore, while tho
leaves breathe in oxygen all day and
all night, they do not exhale the
waste matter in the night very freely.
Consequently there is more carbonic
acid in the tree than it can breathe
In your body this carbonic aoid
gas would poison your system and
kill you. In the tree it burns up and
forms carbon that makes the wood
and other material for the growth of
If you will look at the young
branches of birches, cherry trees and
poplars, you will see queer little ob
long and oval spots that are raised s
bit above the surrounding bark. These
are all like poros of the human skin,
. and they, too, take in oxygen.
Often, especially in the spring, yon
will notice that trees will be dripping
wet even though there has been no re
cent rain. Orohardists will tell yoi
then that the trees are sweating. Thai
is exaotly true, and this is how an<
why they do it.
The leaves of atree do not merely
breathe oxygen in and oarbonio ?ni
gas out. They also breathe out wa
tery vapor. Thin ia beoaus? the rooti
of a tree take up a great deal mor
water than oan be used readily in tb
tree. This water is cuoked up inti
the twigs and leaves.
When they are gorged the eap
whioh is the produot of the digestio
of the earthly food and water take
up hy the roots, cannot enter thea
water-gorged parts, and the wate
must be forced out of the leaves an
Sometimes the trees have so mac
water pumped up through them thi
they cannot get rid of it all in tl
form of vapor, and it aotually drips i
drops from the buds and leaves.
In most trees tho water is pumpt
up through the newest Hayer? ?f i>
wood. The result is that the woe
that ie formed during the BOBBOI
when the tree needs a great .deal'i
water is always thinner aid light
than the wood that is formed whe
the tree does not make suoh great d
This will explain kow lu caber m <
can tell, by looking at-a foiled tve
whioh parts of its trunk were form?
in spring and whioh in summer. T
wood formed in the summer, wh
the tree needs less food, is alwa
heavier and stronger and often ge
orally darker in color than is t
spring wood, when all the tree's pum
were busily at work.
A tree grows in height only
means of new. twigs and added wot
If you wera tn drive a nail ?nts
young tree, say fonr feet from t
ground this autumn it would Btiii
only four feet fruin the ground in I
years from now or in two hund?
years. It would he hidden by n
wood that had ' formed around it, i
the tree might ho ten timeo big,
around thao it was when you dr<
the nail. Bat it Would not have m
ed a* single inch in height. The t
has grown in height in all that ti
only ny adding new tops.
Hollow trees often live an& fla
ish and bear fruit. How oan they
When a tree first fora layei
wood, that layer is porous and fal
cells. Through these the sap r
freely . as through human veins .
arteries. The wood is known then
. Ae new layers form year by f}
around the early ones, these e:
ones become harder and harder,
finally their eells. are all closed
and sap cannot run through them
all. Then this wood is called h
wood. It is practically the bone
Now, a tree With heart wood oat
killed easily. It is necessary me
to girdle the trunk-that is, out
around the tree and lif t'ont a big
of the sap wood. Then the sap,
ing unable to penetrate the h
wood, - and having no way to
through, the sap wood,. cannot re
the upper parts of thc treo and it
off. ; -." .
But many tre?B do not form h
wood. >Even their oldest layera
main porous enough to convey a
tain amount of?aap. Such trees
live fer some years after they ire
The hollow trees that still live
those in whioh the sap wood rem
healthy even after the heart wood
disappeared through one cause e:
other. They really do not miss i
all, justas aman might live wit
a good many of his bone?, provi
he did not have to move aro?
Life's Tiro Greatest Blessings.
(By Rev. Thomas B. Gregory).
A communication received at this
office, says an exchange, asks for an
answer to the following question :
"What, in your opinion, is the
greatest, wisest, and, in the end, most
profitable thing for one to strive after
in this world? To put it pln'nlyt
What is life's greatest blessing? I
wish yon would try to answer my
question through your columns, for in
that way you will help not only my
self, but oihers who may be thinking
of the same important subject."
In our opinion thero are two "great
est blessings of life"-first, a healthy
stomaoh, and second, a olear con
The man or woman who is fortunate
enough to possess these two things
has health and happiness, and health
and happiness together constitute tho
greatest blessings that a human being
can know ic this world.
Health comes urst, since whatovor I
we may be potentially, vi. are primar- j
ily animals, and the best definition
over given of an animal is that it is
"an organization built up around a
If the stomaoh gets out of order
everything else gets out of order; if
the stomaoh attends to its functions
as nature intended it should, then all
is well, and the animal is able to do
its work easily and beautifully, like a
perfeotly adjusted, smooth running
Various peoples have various forms
of salutation. Among some of the
triboD in "Darkest Africa" tho first
thing that one tribesman oayo to an
other upon meeting him is this :
"How is your stomaoh?"
Evidently, in the philosophy of
those black men thc stomach is the
most important tbing in the world,
the "first principle of all things," as
the old Greek Thales would put it.
And the black men are about right.
If wo could get the dyspeptics togeth
er from the four quarters of the earth
they would vote to a man that tho
fellows in "Darkest Afr- a" are abso
A good stomaoh means good health,
and good health means a strong, glad,
viotorious life. To have a good stom
aoh is to be well; and to be well is to
be good natured, contented, full of
enjoyment, keenly alive to the beauty
of the world, opeu eyed to everything
that is oaloulated to make one happy.
Of course, it does not follow that
the happiness that comes from good
digestion is the highest kind of happi
ness. By nc mesa J i? it such. The
happiness that is purely h eal th-happi
ness is animal-the happiness that
belongs to the healthy dog, or ox, or
horse-that and no more.
But we human beings, while prima
rily animal,.are potentially much more
than that. Like the dog, ox, horse,
we are built up around tho stomaoh,
and, to the extent of pur animality,
must depead upon that organ as abso
lutely as must the other animals; bot
because we are related to a wider en
vironment than they, we demand and
must have a wider satisfaction.
For the purely animal existence it is
enough to have the healthy stomaoh;
but for the human existence it is
necessary to have the healthy stom
aoh, plus something else.
And that something else is a olear
conscience-a ooneoienoe that you eas
go to bed with and sleep soundly u'J
night-a conscience that will enable
you to look into the eye* of a pure
woman without blushing-a oooscionoe
that will enable you to bo bravo, con
fident, fearless, no matter where you
may be placed.
The other day I got a lotter from an
old mao in a neighboring State, the
substance of whioh I can make publie
without doing violence to any of the
proprieties of things, since I call no
In his letter the old man said to
"lam pretty nearly through with
the thing wo call life. In tho natural
oourse of events I have but a little
longer to remain upon theso 'b?.uks
and shoals of time.'
"I am about to go out into tho mys
tery men call death. I know uOt what
it is. No man knows. It is a leap in
tho dark. But I go as cheerfully as I
ever went to a feast. Behind the veil
there can be uothiug that is going to
"I have always dene my duty os it
was givon me to sec that duty. Never,
since arriving at the age of discretion,
j have I evor kuowingly done that
whioh was wrong. That is all I know.
That is all I care to know."
Fortunately, or unfortunately, as
the reader may determino for himself,
this old man has never cared much for
tho "creeds" that have made so much
trouble in the world; hut by prudenco
and tempcranee he has always boen
well, and by a conscientious devotion
to plain and simple duty he has al
ways been at peace with himself and
with his fellow-man.
It is no use to attempt to say more.
No more ean be said. This is the
conclusion of tho wholo matter, the
Alpha and the Omega of all wisdom
and all philosophy.
Tho question is answered, and this
is the answer: The two greatest bles
sings o? life are a healthy stomaoh
? and a olear consoienoe.
>m *? m*
Kot the Real Thing.
Congressman Slemp, of Virginia,
told a story the other day whioh he
Bays is an illustration of the retort
courteous io a Virginia campaign, Bays
the New York Times.
Aooording to Mr. Slemp there wore
two spellbinders in a baokwoods dis
trict named Patrick Cauley aod "Old
Man" Adams. They were engaged in
! joint debate and Cauley, a hot-headed
! Irishman, had spoken pretty plainly
! his opinion of his opponent and the
I Democratic party, to which AdamB
When Adams rose to reply, be Baid
"The uO?urabiu gentleman s spocch
reminds me of a story about a farmer
friend of mine back in the woods. It
was in the days when there was a
brand of meat known as 'Cincinnati
bacon' because it was made in that
city. The makers used to prosa all
the grease out of this bacon and then
soak it in water so that ita appearance
was cot ohanged.
"This friend of mine bought a wag
on load of it, and a few days later a
neighbor asked him how ho liked it.
" 'Well,' said the old man, 'it looks
all right and it weighs all right, but
when you oome right down and try
it out by frying there is more fuss
and sputter and sizzle and less grease
than any doggoued bacon I ever seen."
- From a patch of land only thirty I
feet wide and 200 ?ivi long Mr. Jec
uass of Portsmouth, N. H., raised 1,
700 boxes ot strawberries, wl ijh Bold
at ao averagft of 19 c<n ts a box.
AFTER THIS DATE
We Will Not Retail Fertilizers
And Acid Phosphate to Any One?
We do this for the reason that we are represented here by Merchants, -
and it T?iil be much better for nil of the retail business to pu.es through their r
hands, thereby saving a lot of confusion. We therefore respectfully ask oar ~
friends to call on
OSBORNE & PEARSON,
DEAN & RATL.IFFE*
Or any other ono of our representatives here or any adjacent town. We are
represented at every Town in the up-country, and hope to merit your con*
tiuued liberal patronage.
OUR GOODS ARE FIRST CLASS IK EVERY RESPECT
And the results show that there is none superior in quality.
MD[RSgH PHOSPHITE IUD OIL CO.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.
We offer for sale the followingKdesirable property sittrf
atod in this and surrounding Counties,! fcNearly all of these*
places have good improvements on them. For full pamcu>
ulars as to terms, location, &c, call at my office.
60 sores, two milos from city, un- J Berry place, Varennes, 87* ?.?.*?..*.
improved. 437 aeres, Pendloton town.-'n
House and Lot, 6 norco, near city ant houses and dwelling,
limits, very desirable. 145 acres, Evergreen plsoe, a,t?a?a*
74 norco in Kock Mills township, on nab township.
Riohland Greek, good dwelling. 90 aores in Fork township.
Half aore City Lot, front on Main 150 aores in Savannah township,...
Street, no improvements. well timbered, no improvements.
1 acre, with new dwelling, in oity 400 sores in Center township, Ooo- ?
limits. nee County, 100 oleared, balance well
11} aores, near city limits, oloared, timbered, well watered, good mill nita,
no improvements. with ample water power.
200 aores in Fork township, on Tug- G5 aoros in PickenD County,
aloo River, two dwellings. 174 aores in Hopewell township.
100 aores in Williamston township, 130 aoros in Broadway township,,
improved, on Beaverdam oreek. improved.
400 sores in Onklawn township, in 230 aoros in Fork township, on Sen
Greenville Co., half in cultivation, oca River, good dwellings, &o.
5 tenant dwellings, 50 aores of this 50 aores in Varonncs township, near
is in bottom land. city limits.
700 acres in Hopewell township, on 800 acres in AnuerBon County, on
Six and Twonty Creek, 300 acres in Savannah River,
cultivation, 2 good residences, 6 ten- 96 aaren in Lewsdcsviile township.
?si.d??lUogB, 40 u?ruB iu bonum ?and. Abbeville uounty.
91 norco in Garvin township, on 84 aores in Corner township.
Three-and-Twenty Creek, good dwell- 75 acres in Ooonee County,
iog, barn, &o. 75 aores in Piokens County.
56 acroB in Macon Co., N. C., 29 152 aores in Rook Mills township?
miles above vValhnlln, on road to on Seneoa River, 2 dwellings.
Highlands._ * 700 aores in Fork township.
All tho above aro desirable Lands, and parties wanting good homes, at*
low pricoQ, can oolect from the above and oall for further particulars. Now*.
is the time to seonro your horneo for another year.
JOS- J. FRETWELL,
ANDJSBSON, S. O* -
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WE have moved our Shop and office below Peoples' Bank, in front-of 5
Mr. J. J. Fretwell'a Stables. We respectfully ask all our friends that need
any Roofing done, or any kind of Repair work, Engine Stacks, Evaporators, .
or any kind of Tin or Gravel Roofing to call on us, as we are prepared todo ?.
it promptly and in best manner. Soliciting your patronage, we are,
_ Respoctfnlly, BURRI SS & DIVVER. _
TO THE FARMERS :
^ WE are better prepared now to give you prompt
and good servico than e^ .r before. We have in?
stalled THREE NEW GINS, making a total of
six, in order to give our customers prompt service.
You will not lose time by waiting for your Cotton to
be ginned, as we can turn out a bale every'few min?
utes. Wc solicit the patronage of farmers iar and
EXCELSIOR OIL MILL,
ANDERSON, S. C,
1 HAVE JUST RECEIVED
A CAR LOAD CF CORN,
Slightly damaged, and can sell you at 50c,per bushel. Will
have a lot of it cracked for hog and. chicken feed at sam?
price. See me for
OLD DOMINION CEMENT,
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i?W ^ CooksiKeDtttatfon j
The quality of your food is SH important,
aa any good cook will tell you. It isn't so
much what you eat and how much you eat
but, rather, how it is cooked and how easily
it digests. Food cooked with' lard isn't the
right sort of food for any stomach; it is
sure to cause trouble sooner or later.
On the contrary, the most delicate stom
ach can digest the richest sort of food if
shortened with Cottolene.
Hallar?' GHI Iran. OM; Sens* s oath
Cottolene is pure, palatable, nourishing,
is made from refined vegetable bil and
choice beef suet,' and contains nothing but
that which is healthful and easily assim
Just throw your prejudice for untried
things to the winds and ask your grocer
for a pail of Cottolene. If you over go
back to lard, we'll miss our guess.
USE l? tEZS. Cott?leno being
richer than either lard or cooking
butter, one-third less is required.
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