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3STo Danger of Commet
Meridian, Miss., Oct 8-Ooce moro
the es-uses of the failure of the cul
ture of cotton successfully io Africa
hae been explained, with, perhaps,
more detail and more explanation
than ever before. This explanation,
too, is made by a cotton expert who
baa spent nearly two years in Rho
desia, South Africa and Portugeae
In South Africa, the labor, although
very cheap, is unreliable and unsuc
cessful when employed in tho cotton
?elds; transportation poor and inef
fective, and the machinery, although
of American make, out of date and
unequal to the task imposed upon it.
In Egypt, however, the labor is better
but the machinery is very poor, and
the restricted are? excludes that
country as a possible dangerous com
petitor with the Southern planter.
All of thia is summarized from the
comments of J. L. Stinson, a Miesio
eipplan, who baa just returned from
Afrios, where he has been conducting
a series of experiments for the Brit
J. L. Stinson ia a native of Lauder
dale county, having boee raised on the
famous Stinson plantation, the mont
modernly equipped and up to date of
its hind io thia aectioc, made famous
&7 tb? Cotton eropo sud tba ????iidid
peaches that are shipped far and
In December, 1903, he set sail for
South Africa, under contraet with the
British Cotton Growers' Association
to oonduot a series of experiments
for the Bhodecia ootton syndicate in
Bhodeoia, South Africa, and Portu
gese East Africa. He spent eighteen
months in those localities, making
one crop of cotton.
Mr. Stinson had charge of four ex
perimental farms, the largest of which
contained about one hundred acres,
and did not endeavor to see how much
cotton he could raise, but of what
quality would be the staple, and to
determine if it could be profitably
cultivated on that continent. Hia
reports on the work that ho perform
ed have caused the Rhodesia company,]
to continua their work of experimento
for another year at least.
In South Africa, on land ranging
from the sea level to 5,000 feet above
the sea, considerable cotton waa
raised, some plaoes about three-quar
ters of a bala to the aere being realis
ed. Soma of the land yielded fairly
well and ;,ave up a good quality of ata*
ple, ranking higher than the Aman
ean grown cotton, Boms eight or ten
varieties of seed wars used in tba ex
periments tba earlier variety being
planted on the uplands where the sea
aoDB were short.
Tho Egyptian variety of seeds were
killed by the fros to before tue oropa
matured, As a general role, only the
tops were bitten down during the win
1? tThere ?3 nb sp?cifi? for
?consumption. Fresh air,ex
ercise, nourishing food and
ScoUs . Emulsion Awill come
? pretty near curing it, if there11
j is anything to build on. * Mil?j
lions or people throughout the
world exe irving and in good
health on om lung,
3[ From tone immemorial the
odors prescribed cod liver
oil for consumption. Of
course the patient could not
take it in its old form, hence
it did very little good. They
find tolerate it for a long
tune. There is no oil/ not
excepting butter? so easily
digested ?nu absorbed by the.
system as co? Hver oil in the
form of Scott's Emulsion;
and that ts the reason it is so
helpful in cc^isumptbn where
its use must be continuous.
fl We ^ijI send ? you a
; sample free.
Sf Be. reta shat this
picture tn the form of
' a U?xl Usn the wnp
- . fer of ; Wets af
?: EamMoa ypa tty* \t-t'
' joeVia*Sn?4i ?ji?itf'iiiti
ition. From Egypt and
tors, and tho same stalks would put
out a better grade of cotton during
the eecond year than in the first. In
some placoB tho ot&lks wore known to
have yielded cotton oven as late as
the seventh or eighth year, but the
staple was a very poor and unprofit
able quality. Where the plant was I
pruned, tho staple vms of a longer
fiber in tho second year than tho first, j
and Mr. Stinson secs no reason why,
nuder the same conditions, tho third I
year's yield should not bo equaUy asl
The labor in South ?frica is entire- j
ly unreliable and unsatisfactory. The j
natives work about 10shillings ($2.50)
pir month, and feed. They perform1
about one-third as much work as does '
the ordinary negro in tho South. In
addition to this handicap, the natives
never being fully broken into familiar
iry with the cotton fields, the means
and expensiveness of transportation
seriously retard the advancement of
the cotton culture. The maohinery,
too, ia antiquated, although mostly of
Amerioan irake, and ii far behind the
rroofc remote of the island cotton pro
daring centers of America.
In the interior of Rhodesia the ne
gr H a have nc social rights that wie
reoogniced by law, and tho natives are
further from tho conditions of the ne
groes in this country than ono could
imagine. Only a few yeera ago they
were in revolt against the government,
and no concessions have been granted
them. In the Capo Colony diatriots,
however, the negroes enjoy, to a cer
tain extent, a very roBtrioted auft
rage. Aa in Amerioa, they are better
alav?s than masters.
In Rhodesia the winters are very
mild and the summer o not as hot as in
the South; neither aro the winters as
cold in the lowlands. In Portugese
East Africa, however, he found st 'hot
the year round, in the summer the
heat being very muoh greater than
that in the South. Io all of hie ex
periments, covering the entire Rho
desia territory and Beotlons along the
railroad ia Portugese, he U??J native
labor and the tools and maohinery
that was in use in that country before
his advent. With the maohinery,
especially, he found retiene to be dis
satisfied, and believes the extreme
costliness ia production ie obargable
to that fact.
Ia Egypt, however, Mr. Stinson
fooad reasons to look ?Ith favor upon
the industry, for there he foaad the
finest cotton in the world, exoopt the
Sea Island cotton, bat the restricted
area ind poor machinery will always
tend to prevent Egypt from becoming
al serions competitor of the Amerleaa
planters. The machinery 'Jthoro,
eapeeially the glas, are. of the most
primitive oharaoter,. and really do
harm to the staple after it is gathered.
According to Mr. Stinoon, the staple,
in the bolls, ia far gapericr to the
American-raised produot, and ia ex
oolled only by the Sea leland cotton.
The beat grade of cotton raised by
him in Rhodesia and Portugese ranked
and was slatted as being worth one
half a oent per ponnd higher than the
American middling, and the Egyptir?.
variety he raised in the same territory
equaled the beat that is grown along
He stated that the iaduatry it car
ried on in the Nile .valley in Egypt
almost exclusively by tho process of
irrigation, and that every available
acre of land is now under cultivation.
The crops? never total nore than 700,
000 bales, ?but strenuous efforts are
being made to bring the total np ta
1,000,000 bales annually. In the
bolls the cotton is of the finest varie
ty, bat after pat through the process
of handling by tbs out-of-date ma
ohinery. tho I'fiber is s badly ?smsged
and its value materially reduced.
The Egyptian landa are owned,
principally, by British interests and
the land rents make th? coat of pro
duction exeesaive.&Mr. Stinson be
lieves that, with tfie land rents eli mi-,
ntttd, cotton can be produced aa
cheaply or even cheaper than io tho
South. It is not an uneommon thing
to find landa renting for $5*> per aera
thrush the spref erred - k??tios- of the
Nile country. DOn account of these
things, notwithstanding the fact thal
Arab labor is ?entirely satisfactory,
.ad ver y ? ? ch cap, i h o e ot t of the pro -
doe tion, aside from the reatrieted
arcs, is very imuoh Maher than in the
South. ? .;V . 7 ? M%
Arab labor*ia plentiful at from 15
to 20 eente per day, oat of which abe
laborer keeps - himself, abd generation
after generation live tho sanie exist*
an?*- ' ' ? ?y? '?&M
1 ff?fieftdVJ- t^d^;?0B^nVf?!tb:
a twinkle of native American pride,
"the Afwrlctn planter ja Ilk* the
Am etican m sauf ac t urer-ho can't bo
b??v SSy Vrh??6 ; i M tuc W?riu. ;;? na
gluibern planter hus been called
slothful, or laxy, if you prefer, but
the fruits of his labor havo never
been equaled elsewhere, and he, alone,
is thorough master of the art, if you
please, of the successful cultivation
of Kiog Cotton."
The Bishop and tho Waffleo.
The late Bishop Dudloy of Ken
tucky wits wont to relate with much
relish an in??rcaling experience which
ho once had in connection with waf
At a ii oe old Virginia homestead
where he was a frequent guest tho
wafiles wero always remarkably
Ooo morniog as breakfaat drew near
an end, th? tidy little linen-ooated
black boy who sorved At table ap?
proaohed Bishop Dudley and asked in
a low voice:
"Bishop, won't you have 'ne'er
"Yes," said tbs genial bishop, i!I
believo I will. '
"Dey ain't no mo'," then said the
nice little black boy.
"Well," explaimed tho surprised
reverend gentleman, "if there aren't
any more waffles, what made you ask
me if I wanted another one?"
"Bishop," exolainedthe little blaok
boy, "You've dono o'fc ten o'ready,
an' I t'ought y' wouldn't want no
Home years ago, one B-, of Koo*
kale county, Iowa, made a wagon trip
through'the adjaeent southern states.
On his return he recounted to his
friends his impressions of his jour*
"Now, for instance," said he, "I
went to a farmer to ask him tho way
to the nearest town. It was about
11:30 a. m., and I wanted to push on;
but these here southern fellers is so
hospitable he would not let me. He
says, 'Light, stranger, an' come to
dinner.' So I 'Ht.'
"They had a great big dish of fried
potatoes in the middle of the table.
The host pushed the dish towards me
an' says, 'Have some, stranger.' I
took a spoonful and pushed 'em baok.
He pushed 'em over again an' says,
'Have some more, stranger.' I took
another spoonful an' pushed ?em
baok. He says, 'Take a whole lot,
Btraogor.' So I took another spoon
ful and pushed 'em baok. Then he
pushed 'em over again an' says, 'Take
d-d near all e? 'ea, stranger.' "
No dangerous drags or alooholic COD
concoctions ara taken into tho otora
aeh whoa Hyomoi ii used. Breathed
through the inhaler, the balsamic
bealing of Hyomoi penetrates to the
most remote cello of the nose rind
throat, and-thy B kills the oattrrhsl
germs, heals th? irritated macona
membrane* and gives complete ind
Hy omei is the simplest, most pleas
ant and the only guaranteed oura fer j
catarrh that baa been discovered.
Complete outfit, 61.00; extra bottle 50
Cunts. ; ? "
For oal? by Evana Pharmacy.
WHEN YOU ASE FIFTY
Men will say are j*m M GU? cees or a
failure. YOU'LL know long be
fe? Success ia a eir?ciure youDni??
day by day. ?:<.'. (0
Are you building? Are yon laying
bj something daily for tho declining
year*? HUNDREDS are depositing
a part of their earnings each weak
and each roon tb iii tho Savings D<5
partmeut o? The Beak of Andense.
Didn't Fellow ?nfitrcrticas.
A rather good story was related at a
banquet given io the Masonic temple
a few nights ago. The speaker said
that a certain individual bad expr-sas
ed a desire to beoome aisooisted with
the order, and asked if it was tree
that a member could travel the world
over free ? oost, merely by giving
one of the misy seora, eigne. Being
answered in the affuaiative, be eaid
that if his Masonic friend would con
udentially give him a sign that would
take bim to Pittsburg and return,
without beiug required to purchase
transportation he would join the
The friend, something of awheg, in
structed the candidate to raise his
band to the right aide of the bead
whenever the conductor approaobed
him for his ticket, and learning the
train he was going to take, purchased
the transportation, explaining mattera
io the conductor of the trais and
awaited developments. The oandidate
for Masonic honors followed instruc
tions and all trent well, of course, un
til he war coming back. As no re
turn ticket had been provided tor he
was forced ts psy bis <&ro.
Naturally this made him angry, and
upon meeting the friend, ho wae not
in tbe least backward in denouooiog
bim sud the order.
"Did jon follow the sigo instruc
tions I gave you?" was asked.
"I did," was the reply.
"'What did you do corni og back?"
"I placed my band on tbe right
side of my bead aod wiggled my fin*
"That's where you made a mistake.
Tua were returning and, you should
have wiggled on the left sida."
Ho subsequently relented and be*
came a member of the order.
?i? m tim ' i
A little lady-oho had seen but four
rosy summers-was taking a walk up
Fifth avenue early in the morning
recently with ber mother, and as the
two sauntered along, hand in hand,
the attention of the child was attrac
ted to r ash-barrel which had not
been emptied by the street-cleaning
man, and on whioh waa a full-sized
oat, aBleep, basking in the sunshine,
Tha little g?r? faltered in her walk add
for e few seconds looked irterestedlj
at the pussy lying asleep. Thougt
her mind probably were running th?
thoughts that anything whioh found
its way to the refuse es* was o? s;
' "What is it, daughter; what arc
you thinking about?'.1 asked th?
"Why, mama," answered the tot
"there ie a perfectly good oat io that
i ach bane); why do th*y throw 1
Tit fer Tat.
Toe Dake of Argyll some years ago
waa traveling io Canada on a hunting
trip. He joined a Canadian Pacifio
train about twenty milea frons Mani*
tuba, and having been roughing it
fairly hard ! the duke, aa he sank into
a seat beside a fine yoong lady from
Boston, looked aa begrimed and
weather beaten a trapper a? ever
brought bia peltries into the settle*
"Don't you find a too utterly pas*
aionful aympatby with nature's moat
incarnat" aspirations among the sky
topping mcuntaina and the dim ?tales
of the horizon touching forest, my
good mao?" said tbs soulful lady after
"Ob, yea, yes," replied the appar
ent baokwoodemac, "and J, alao am
frequently drawn into an e saltation
of rapt blissfulness and beatifto incan
descent infinity and abstract cont;
guity when my horse atun/oies."
"Indeed," aaid tbe -Boston maiden,
"I had no idea the lower olaasea ever
felt like that." >
Troubles of a Cress "Examiner.
Speaking of the tribulations of the
cross examiner, a recent writer cites
In the progress of a murder trial
near Kansas Ci ty he wished to learn
from a witness just where the bullet
" Where waa this man shot?" was
''Right here in town," replied the
"Yes, I know. Bot where did the
bullet hit bim?"
"Near 8ixth and Wyoming streets."
"You don't understand me. Where
did tho bullet entet?"
"It came in the window."
"But in what pert of the body did
"It never bit his body."
"Well, it certainly hit him some
where. He ?B dead."
"Hit him in the head," said the
IM i pm
- ? good way to arouse anybody's
oonsoienoe is to catch him. . .
- A man nae to get married to
know all the reasons he ought not to.
- A good many more girls can
make angel cake than know how to
- A man's family can always save
i?o?i^y tv? hita by not leaving him
f? fcoiwally a man is laoky Sf he
goes to bice 15 cent cigar and finds
his wife has left him enough change
ia his olothes for him to pay hts oar
fare if ho doesn't buy a niokle cigar.
- A alee thing about being ia poH
ties is yon never fear that anything
woree'eas happen to 3 ou in tj^a nest
lg*;imwlhWk-?rw? . . . " " .? ??. . ' ~ .'
The Kind ^oa Have Always Bought, audi whicb IBM tram
in use for over SO years, ha? borne the ??gratare ?f:
and ha? been made ender feta p?*>
fionaS supervision asnee its infhncyv
Allow no ene to deceive yon in thia?
Ail Counterfeits, Xm!r?tions and " Just-as-^oed" are ?nfc
Ks pediments that ti ? flo with and endanger the health of
Infants and ChUfcen~2&perience against Experiment
What is CASTOR IA
Oastorl? Is a harmless Substitute for Castor Oil, Fara*
goric, props and Soothing1 Syrups* It fis Pleassst. ?te .
contains neither Opium, Morphine. nor 3$her KareotltBs
substance. Its age ks its guarantee? it destroys Wonna
And allays Feverishness? It cures Diarrhoea and'Windi
Colic. It relieves Teetering Troubles, cures Const?patkOSfc
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep*
The Children's Panacea-The Mother*.? F*iend?
Bears tho Signature of
The Kind Yon Ham Mm B|$f
In Use For ^^^^^^^^^
D. 8. VANDIVER.
E. P. VANDIVER.
, Please kindly arrange to settle your Guano NQ?SS i by the 1st day o?
November and GREATLY OBLIGE. v ;
x If yon want to hold your Cotton that is all right. Ton can &rrangart&*
get it from your Bank for us, ana cost yon no more, sud: be/highly .apfttijj^>;
eiated by us?
Your friends, , .
.?tr ANO #?d ACID ?es grt?s is ste?:=U -'tbs' thse.
LOOK OVER TH IS LIST^
sit SELECT YOUB ll?M?
AND 8EE ME!
51 afijes, la cultivation^
88?Rcwa. ttood dwelllnas. barn, we?
3 m proved, In fine eiste or colt! vsaLon-: .
; . . HA?^V 0?W?SHm
289 acres. In ciltlvatlon.
; 108 acras? improved.
: 174 seria; itaf>iovo<a.. .',.
boasea, b*ro0,.<feco?~well Improved, good?
'water, ?ood lande-bis- nargal*.
16? acres, In ctt?tlYa^?8*^^^^^^|^sf-;
400 edreo, in good state coltl V?WOB.
? . oeoNEB;coiiw?y^
; Center Township. ;
Gol ocres, well improved,
v ' loo acres, impi^?^??/pf-?^^ttif^
tenant dw sitings^: ?^^K???
?MtlglSSi . ' ."!.,'.:. .
194aeres,4-room dwelling. c r > | |
'..* 6*flores, ? - ' . " ?'?>.;'. .
'v,:.?7$serow,Aroora and oue y-?oom dwell
ing. . ' '>'?.'? '. ^a^?^l?s
173 acres, StenanS dwelling*.
iOOetTed, two->>room <?.wen?nS3.
CITY OF ANDERSON.
8 vacant Lote on Giwnville stress.'
1 Hones and 3L,o$ on North Fans ct.
1 House end Lo* ea Franklin?.
lvji^t Lethal* at.?.;v:"-V-i ..\
O&erLots ia var?en* lotfOities.
"v RQCIL M?LL3 TOWNSHIP.
iwacves, improved.' .
83 aerea, with 5-room dwelling and oui>
bnnsssr' "'jTj^yi i-'i* ' "' ' ,..
' , 160 aerea, partly In c&tivjt?*& S " ? : V
, 120 ocrea, two-e?ory dwelilng, b&r?e
! and beosesary ontbmlolnsa. ~ & ? ? "4 i'^^A
104 acree, improved.
165 acree, improved.
SOO aorea, fine lands, well improved
will be a?l? to salt pnrohassrs. ;
C7 ??f??, i?iprcv?a, good ?tate o? ?col?>
vatlon. '. .. ' .?? *'T : ' '
2?8 ccreo, well improved^ Ropd water,
good dwelling and tonant houses. .
U2 ?croa, -5-rooio dwolllngr, barn, ?O. Vi:
.?" ; HOPEWBLL TOWNSHIP. >'
200 acre?, improved. : .'
These Landa are well situated, Sn good locaJitie&i couvcnieot fco Churobeo
?ha Gf hoo?s, and ihe larger |?awe wui h^
Si \v. ii you MEAN BUSINESS come oed we-mt. -^sHH
Ir-^bu;;wsnt to buy or sell edme to see vz&^i ' '^S^^^M
l am in the Real Kstate buameea for the yRrposo of furaiaaiag^Hornes
. for the People, ' to eucouxage new settlers, ah<i tc* help those who :: vf ant?i*?M?:
cure hornea io the best country ou ??rth.
; JOS. OT? ^JRETWJB?JI?, .Andtesrsan, S? C. .
Come in to ?ce ns; ?od lei ns fell yon all abbat it.
We have sold thia yaint formany'^?^^?^M^^m^l^S^^M
used it. We
showing them if yon will call in'.and wqn?st sam?; Also, a foll line 6^
' Varnished Stains, Floor Paints,
Fuinitnie ^Polish, Paint Brashes* Eto.
NexttoBankof ?n?eraon. Reliable Prnggifltg,
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~~ ONE CAJ^OB^
Have just rece^
(Short?) ai veiy close pri?es. Come before t?i?y. are .
aUgsne. ?ow ia the time fe* tl^wiojj^. A
Around your premises to pravont a casa of fever or
than th* price of ttMfeltf?!^^
.a fresh shipment in stock,
^-?S^^r011 J^^^Ji^?^^^w any
other budding, see us before buying your
CSBOHT a?? LIME.
As we eau the very ?wt qualities only.
To have your Carriage and Buggy K^t-ed <kad Hepai?tea.