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Chester Citizen, Writlnic to The Co
lumbia State, Sajs That Tlllnian
Should Seek Quietude <m Edgetleld
To the Editor of The State:
The following letter is written en
tirely of my own volition, without
any suggestion from any person what
ever, with no ulterior object In view,
and especially with no unfriendly sen
timents towards the senior senator
from South Carolina.
In announcing his candidacy for re
election to the se:iate, Mr. Tlllman
has asked for an expression of opinion
thereon from his constituents, as UI
health will not permit him to speak
on the stump in the coming primary.
i In response to this Invitation, t
hereby wish to express my individual
opinion that in justice to himself and
to his past record. In Justice to the
State, which has so signally honored
him, and Anally In Justice to the
greet Democratic p&rty, for which he
has so long battled, he ought not to
be a candidate again.
For nearly 22 years he has filled
to the satisfaction of the large ma
jority of the people of South Carolina
the two most exalted offices In tholr j
gift. In the performance of the
duties Incumbent upon these poai-'
tions, he has conducted himself In
such manner as to grow in status and
favor with his constituents, and he
has never been so strong as he is to- .
day.in the hearts of his people. 1 be
lieve in the evnt of his candidacy
he would be reeleeted by au over
But what would it profit him? Phy
sically there can b.? no doubt that he is
unable to discharge the duties of the
responsible position. Ever since the
old days of 1390 he has fought for the
good old Democratic doctrine of rota
tion iu office, especially when the in
cumbent was unable to discharge it3
duties. Some of his ardent friends,
speaking affectionately of him, say,
"Let the old man die in harness".
But would that course be just to
him, just to his State or just to his
party? This country is now in the
throes of a great tight again at the pro
tected, plutocratic powers that now
ruie our nation. The crisis in battle
will be fought out in the halls of
Congress. The lown- hou^e will al
most certainly be controlled by the
reform element, but the great conflict
will be in the senate, wh^rs the pro-'
tected powers are most strongly en
trenched by rules, regulations and
privileges which make them almost
The progressives to win In the sen
ate will not only have to be men of
courage, character and brains, but
streng, healthy, virile meu. who can
bear the hardships of prolonged night
and day sessions, attend committee
and conference meetings, and dis
charge the other arduous duties of;
active legislative life
What would Mr. Til'.man do under;
such circumstances? He would not
be satisfied with the mild expendient
of a paired vote and a vacant chair.
Whea the hattle was fierce and hot he
would want to be In the fray, and it
is not hard to conjecture what the re
sult would be on a diseased and
weakened body. There would be a
hiatus In the Democratic ranks.
?-Nhiuh might occasion irreparable in
jury to the progressive cause. An all
important reform measure might be
defeated by the loss of one vote.
No, Mr. Tlllman with a due regard
for his own health and life, and with
devotion to the State and to the party
which has honored him so generously
and which he loves so well, should re
tire gracefully to the restful tran
quil Ity of his Edgefteld county home
and enjoy In his reclining years that
otlum cum dignitate which he so
richly deserves. Fortunately he has
legitimately and In a proper manner
accumulated by lectures and other
public addresses a sufficient amount
to relieve him from any pecuniary
embarrassment, and he now has a
great opportunity by this act of ab
negation and self-denial to go down
in history not only as a successful
statesman, but as a partiotic citizen,
who In the zenith of his power re
tired from office for the welfare of
his State and his party.
C. L. Wlnkler.
Camden. June 10.
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KEEPING BULBS OVER WINTER
To Grow Well Following Spring When
They Are Planted They Must Be
Given Special Care.
For bulbs to keep well over winter
and grow well the following spring or
summer when they are planted they
muat have special care before storing.
First, as soon as the stalks Save been
:-'lled by froet cut them off a few Inch
es above the ground. The bulbe or
tubers will have matured before this
time and they cannot secure more
nourishment from the frosted and dead
sterna. Injury may result If the treat
ed stems are allowed to remain. Let
the bulbs and tubers remain In the
soil till late is the fail or til! Just be
fore the ground begins to freeze hard.
They will keep better la tkeir natural
home In the soil, under normal mois
ture conditions, than they wtU out of
the soil. If the soil becomes very wet
after the first frosts, then It will be
better to dig them Immediately.
Select bright, clear weather for dig
ging the bulbs. Begin the work in the
morning after the dew 1? off the dead
grass. Lift the clump or single bulb
with a garden spade, being careful not
to injure sny of the underground
parts, shake off any exeess of adher
ing soil and lay the tabers and bulbs
on the dry ground for sunning. If the
ground la wet or very damp place dry
atraw or leaves under them so that
they will dry on all sides. At night
protect them with straw, canvas or
some covering to keep out dampness
and prevent possible fre??!n?r_ T'ncov
er them each morning for exposure to
air and sun and let them cure in this
ir.anner from three to five days. Be
sure that any soil that may be remain
ing on them Is perfectly dry before
tliey are placed In storage.
APPLES PACKED IN BARRELS
Header Can Quickly Be Constructed
by Using Piece of Scantling Reach
ing to Shed.
(By F. L. ROBINSON.)
To make a barrel-header such as
can be quickly rigged, use a plank or
scantling with one end under a stud
reaching to the shed plate and nailed
Packing Apples in Barrels.
tempor:\rily in place. The barrel to
be headed forms the fulcrum. Don't
prosa fruit too hard.
TIME FOR PICKING APPLES
''ed Variety Is Often Left for Some
Time to Allow Them to Put
on More Color.
The time for picking red apples is
commonly gauged by their color, and
that of yellow apples by the color of
the seeds. The latter Is the only re
liable teat of ripeness, for an apple
ptcked Just as the seeds are turned
light brown, and before they become
dark around the edges, will be found
to have not only full flavor but the
best keeping quality. But red apples
are often left for some time after the
seeds Indicate maturity to allow them
to put on more color, which they do
rapidly under the Influence of the
bright days and cool nights of au
Growers should bear In mind, how
ever, that to defer picking after the
seeds Indicate ripeness. Invites water
core and shortens the life of the fruit
in storage, often to a serious extent
with the mid-winter varieties.
A spraying of the currant and other
small fruit bushes will help.
Canning fruits and vegetables has
become a great Industry In certain sec
tions of the country.
A little nitrate of soda worked In
well with the soil around the roots
will keep things going.
in trimming trees the wound made
by cutting off a limb close to the
trunk will soon heal over.
It pays to pack fruit in clean bas
kets for the local market and It pays
also to wrap them In paper.
Just as soon as possible after rasp
berry ptcking Is the time to look after
the old canes among the new ones.
The small grower will find It ex
pensive, and In the long run unsatis
factory, to use both the ban-el and the
Do not be stingy of water for the
plants. Soak them plenty once or
twice a week, and don't dribble once
Grapes must be left on the vines un
til fully ripe and sweet If they are to j
be enjoyed, for they improve but little
The quantity of raspberry, blackber
ry and other small fruits can be
doubled If you will bend down th?
cane% and branches now until the end?
touch the earth, where ?hey should *w
securely fastened by a stone or pe*
Hit.l.KST BARGAINS EVER OFFER
ED IX LAURENS IN LADIES'
SUITS, DRESSES, SKIRTS,
ASK TO SEE THE SPECIAL
LADIES' SILK DRESES,
Special June Sale
ff OF ????
WILL CONTINUE THOUGHOUT THIS WEEK AND NEXT
This is Your Time Not Ours- We have determined to close
out, regardless of the loss sustained, all these Lots which
Consist of Silk Dresses, Longerie Dresses, 5uits, Skirts, Wash Suits, House
Dresses, Longerie Linen and Tailored Waists. Some of these are small lots of
Odds and Ends, others right up-to-the-minute in style. All are priced so low that
purchaser can easily afford to buy because of the great saving. You can't afford
to miss seeing these special things as we have determined to close them in spite
of the great loss to us. Get in early, tell your friends. Don't ask to take out on
approval. Don't ask to charge, as none will be sent on approval or charged at
these prices. The price is made to CLEAN UP. Read below the items
we are offering:
Ladies' Ready Made Waists
Ladies' ready made Waists of all kinds in the greatest values that
w?? have ever offered.
LOT NO. i? Ladies' beautiful Lawn Waist, worth 69c, sale
LOT NO. 2?Ladies' Waist in a big assortment of Jtyles, Vorth
$1.50, $2,00 and $2.30. sale price.08?
LOT "SO. 3?One let of odds and ends in Ladies" Met Waist, only
one and two of a style, worth up to $3.00, your choice for !>?m*
Ladies' Longerie and Silk Dresses
Ladies' Longerie and Silk Dresses at bargains that you have nev
er seen before. Read the prices we are giving here.
Ladies' white Longerie Dresses, worth $6.00 to $7.00. sale prtce$3.S9
Ladies' Longerie Dresses, worth $7.50 to $8.50, sale price ....$4.98
Ladies* Wool and Linen Summer Suits
Ladies' Wool and Linen Summer Suits in just a few of this sea
son's best styles at prices that will opca your eyes.
Ladies' Linen Suits, worth $7.30 to $5.30. sale price.$3.98
Ladles' Linen Suits, worth $10.00, sale price .$7.9$
Ladies' Cream Wool Serge Suits, worth $12.."0 to $ 1 .".00, sale
Ladies' Cream Wool Suits, worth $17..".0, sale price
Ladies' Colored wool Suits, worth $23.00, sale price
.. . .$X!i
Ladies' One-piece Silk Dresses
Ladies' one-piece Silk Dresses in a big assortment of styles. Some
of them not as good as others, but at the lowest prices, that
you have ever seen on this kind of merchandise. We want you
to see what we are offering at .$4.98, $<UH and $8*9$
Ladies' House Dresses
r?adles' House Dresses, in a big variety of styles and materials
Ladies' Dresses, worth $1.00, sale price .S9c
Ladies' Dresses, worth $1.30, sale price .$1.29
Ladies' Dresses, worth $2.00, sale price .$1.69
Odds and Ends in Children's Dresses
llg lot of odas and ends in Children's Dresses that we are going
to sell. You will find the styles right but only one and two
of a kind. If you are interested In Children's dresses it will pay
you to see this lot. Special prices.19e, $9e, 89c
Big Shoe and Oxford Sale
Friday and Saturday, June 21st and 22d, at 9 o'clock.
In these lots we have some extra ordinary values in Patent Leather, Vici, Gun Metal, Tans, etc.
All Must Go. They consist of Hanans, Stetsons, Crossetts, Howard & Fosters, Zeigler, Selby, Queen
Quality, and other makes. Only two and three pairs of a kind?odd styles but all at a Big Bargain.
Read below descriptions:
LOT >0. 1 MEN'S SHOES AND OXFORDS.
Men's Patent. Vici. Gun Metal, in low cuts, value $3.50 to $6.00
special Friday and Saturday.$2.49
LOT NO. 2 MEN'S SHOES AND OXFORDS.
Men's Patent. Viel and other leather's, worth $3.00 to $3.00 special
Friday and Saturday.$1.99
LOT NO. 3 LADIES OXFORDS AND SLIPPERS.
Lcdies' Oxfords and Slippers in small sizes. Xos. 2 to I 1-2, values
$2.50 to $4.00. special Friday and Saturday.$^49
LOT NO. 4 CHILDREN'S AND MISSES SLIPPERS.
Children's and Misses' Slippers. Oxfords and Slippers, odd sizes,
value $1.23 to $2.00. special Friday and Saturday ... 79c to $1.19
You will find Odds and Ends in a great many other things that we do not mention here
that will be on sale and Specially Reduced. It will mean money-saving to you
if you will visit our store and get the advantages of the many Specials
that will be on sale during this Special Bargain Event.
OUTFITTERS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
(BIG LOT OF EXTRA LARGE COTTO!
TOWELS WORTH lie, ONE OF
OUR SPECIALS AT Me.
BIG LOT OF LADIES*
COLORED PAuASOLS AT
GREATLY REDUCED PRICKS.