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EDGEFIELD, ?3. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 1909.
Splendid Article From Johnston
Farmer Urging Planting of
Legumes For Winter
As the time has arrived for sow
ing winter covering crops and le
gumes, we deem it expedient to j
make pnblic our observations, expe
rience and knowledge of the great I
necessity of having a growing crop
on the land during the winter, to
prevent leachingand deterioration of j
. Many Southern farms are let's pro
ductive every year due principally
to lack of ro?ation,our cropping and
entire dependence on commercial
fertilizers, and general depreciation
of thfe vocation. How many farm-1
ers do we find in love with the busi
ness? How; many farm because
they can't get at anything else, hence
it is a necessity? How many farm
ers rotate theil crops thoroughly,
allowing the land to replenish its
chemical constituency instead of
growing the same plant year after
year to exhaust that particular ingre
dient in the soil that produces the
plant and its fruit?
We find many planting twenty
five to forty acres to the plow, when
as a matter of fact fifteen acres prop
erly fertilized and cultivated is a full
How many buy commercial ferti
lizers regardless of qualitv or quan-1
We see farmers year after year
using from two to four hundred
pounds of guano containing a high
per cent of phosphoric acid on old
depleted soil with scarcely any hu
mus except a few last year's cotton
stalks, making under favorable cir
cumstances from three to five hun- ?
dred pounds seed cotton per acre.
Does hie work? We woufd say so,
harder than any other class efpeo-1
pie, but without system or judg
ment. Complains alL the time, and
if there is an ambitious scfti or j
daughter, circumstances force them
to hunt some other occupation as
soon as they reach maturity.
We now reach ,the gis* of our sub-1
ject, winter Covering and legumi
nous: crops. A neighbo'r of Ours:
Buy an Ineom
lated amount eat
learned from an officer.'sent out by
the agricultural department, at
Washington, D. C., that one bushel
of rye sown as a winter covering;
plowed under in April is worth to
land as much as a ton of standard
guano. While we deem this state
ment extravagant we feel safe in
stating that one bushel of rye sown
in September oV October and turned
under in April, is worth five dollars
standard or any other fertilizer say
ing nothing of the lasting benefits.
Any grain is better than nothing.
Every acre you expect to cultivate
another year should have a green
covering during the winter. ^*
As to winter legumes we know
nothing better than hairy vetch and
crimson clover for tiiis section.
There are other vetches and clover
which do well in soil with lime in
it. We have made success with a
combination of wheat, oats and
hairy vetch which if planted will
give a fanner an abundance of food
for his stock. One bushel of oats,
half bushel of wheat and fifteen
pounds of vetch will produce a great
quantity of hay that is almost a com
plete ration. This forms a winter
covering crop, food in abundance
for horses and eattle,and humus and
nitrogen for your soil.
The South spends millions every
year for nitrogen-the atmosphere
is four fifths nitrogen which can be
utilized by allowing these legumes
to do the work, storing away this
important plant food enriching your
soil- by nature's plan, doubling the
value of your guano, thribling the
yield of the soil. This process goes
on while you sleep, during rain or
sunshine, or while you are doing
nothing. The farmers' slogan
should be sow wheat, oats and vetch
on jTour best land, rye and crimson
clover on thin soil.
For summer plant peas,soja beans,
velvet beans and pincers. For the
first year about ten pounds of seed,
clover or vetch, is sufficient and
should the result not be satisfactory
don't become discouraged as the
soil will have to become inoculated
before complete success.
Johnston, S. C.
Enter The Adyertser's Wheat
a nd Oats Contest
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With The State
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at age 35, Ordinary
at age 50,
is not only one of the b
rance, but you see it is
rents in all the princij
e States of Georgia, Soi
Call on or write
w. s. co
Tutt House, Old Land Mark Rec
Adams' New Residenc
Sold For a Song.
Torke-Your daughter's musical ?
education must have cost a lot of |
De Porke -Yes, it did, hut I've
got it all back."
De Pork-Yes. I'd been trying
to buy the house next door for years
and they wouldn't sell. But since
she's come home they've sold it to
me for half-price.
Long Headed Woman.
A clever young wonian,as resource
ful as she was pretty, married a
young man of rather gay habits.
Yet from the start all went well.
The husband soon became the vil
lage model of domesticity.
"Jim," said a girl friend to the I
bride/'no longer spends his eveninga|
at the club, does he?"
"Oh, no said the other, laughing,
"I soon broke Jim of that."
"How did you do it?" asked the|
"Every night he went out," the]
matron explained, "I'd put two arm- j
chai rs side by side, before th e~ :par^
lor ?adiator,'and^then I'd hold al
match to a cigar till the roon^got a j
faint odor of smoke."
3RRIS, JAS. I
'.posit Of Its Full CQ
Forms of Polieie:
ll pay your wife and ch
ace of the policy has be
iW NOT A LAWSUIT
Life $16.70 per thousai
" $29.46 per thousa
est ways to leave youri
also the cheapest.
>al towns and cities ir
nth Carolina, anil Nortl
i, s. c.
" A ?Tew. c&irl, having tried
unsuccepsfally'^'commit suicide OD
five difFerep'i'-^ccasipns, at last went
r nd got ^'married, /being bound, it
teems, to get into trouble.- I?M-IIOS
K ? The Young Idea.
The following are some gems cull
ed froni the examination papers ol
ene of our public schools'.
Sodon^grid"Gomorrah are th' two
Thek>ffice of the gastric juice i
situatedUin t^he stomach.
"Quce'rt Elizabeth was one of thc
qu?eng^'E^l?nd. She was fam
cus for-her fondness for chivalry
and'-cavalryj-and other wild gain?.*'
"Isthmus 18^; place across which
to build" a cana?.''
inountifln'.Tan^e is a very large
?tove." jg ? c
r-k istihe^?ffie of mankind,
an&bas a marked influence cn-the
doctors1 conclusions in cases of sick
The chief exports of Russia are
%v sables anja immigrants."
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CAPITAL OF WEST-SIDE.
Parksville Good Cotton Market,
Church Refuses to Accept
Rev. White's Resignation,
Negro Killed by Accident.
Rev. Mr. White preached a fine
sermon in our Baptist church yester
day from the words, "Blessed are
the pure in heart," upon which he
laid the straight edge of God's
word, declaring the "whole counsel
After the sermon the church
went into cenference and by a very
large majority refused to accept Mr.
White's resignation. He informed
the deacons that he would give the
church an answer in two weeks.
The good price of cotton causes
the farmers to wear broad smiles.
Messrs. Garrett Talbert, W. M.
Robertson and Nixon Dorn are all
buying cotton, giving the full mark
et price, and are getting to be ex
perts. Hurrah for Parksville as a
Our local camp W. O. W. met
last Tuesday night and new mem
bers were made of thc following
young gentlemen of our town: 1).
A. Bell, Claud Parks, Luther Stone.
A. A. Wilson and Robert Price.
.Mrs. John II. Burckhnlter, widow
of the late Dr. John II. Burcklmlter
of Columbia, with her two interest
ing children, has been visiting at
the home of her brolW?r-in-law. Mr.
C. C. Burckhalter, and sisters. Wc
are glad to welcome them not alone
on account of their'own worth, but
on account ol'thc Doctor who left :i
pery fragrant memory in this com
munity where he first commenced
the practice of his profession.
A shocking accident occurred yes
terday on the'plantation of -Mr. W.
P; Parks, when Kachel Holmes a
jjirlof lo or 18 years, lost her lift
by a gun shot wound, taking effect
in the right temple at close range,
making a hole you could almost put
cour fist in. The ::ame old story of
'thc gun not loaded" is the excuse
For the homicide.
Coroner Brimson was notified and
the facts brought out at the inquest
?eemed to show that she and Beaure
gard White were playing when he
jerked down the gun asking the
?irl if it was loaded and being as
sured that.it.was not, leveled it at
berjblowing her brains out.
The Coroner's jury, Hon. T. G.
Talbert foreman, brought out a ver
lict, in effect, of accidental homi
The beautiful and accomplished
:eacher of the Clark's Hill school,-.
Miss Ragsdale, spent Saturday night
cvitb bei former college mate, Miss
Martha Dorn, and worshipped with
is yesterday at the Baptist church.
Dur young people, we trust, gave her
i good time, and made a favorable
mpression upon her, to that extent,
it least, that she may be persuaded
o come again.
At our Woodman initiation Tues
lay night, already referred to, we
vere glad to welcome the following
visiting Woodmen: Messrs. Wide
nan, Bodie, Garnett, McAllister and
Timmerman, of Plum Branch, and
Sov. Clarence Stone, of Red Hill.
Mr. R. N. Edmonds, who has re
;ently built him a new house, has
idded to home conveniences by the
jrection of a new barn.
Mr. D. M. Mackaye, of the Twin
Dity, worshipped with us yesterday
ind last night at the Baptist church.
The colored people, with Geo.
Bussey at their head, have organized
in Odd Fellow's Lodge at their
church in the suburbs of our town.
Married, at thc residence of.Judge
John Brimson, by Mr. Nixon Dorn,
N! P., Mr. James ^Beasley to .Miss
Mattie Crawford, id" Modoc. Thc
widowers have started the marriage
bali, and you may soon hear from
other prominent ones in our town.
Mr. Charlie Whatley, and .Mr.
Charles Strom, of fair Rehoboth,
paid our town a visit to-day.
We are sorry to slate that Mr.
Norwood Harmon is quite sich at
the Doughty Sanitarium in North
Mr. B. F. Cotton who married
Miss Minta Moultrie and who for
the last year has been living in Con
necticut has returned home and re
sides in Parksville. Miss Carrie, their
only daughter, who was a stripling
of a girl when they left Carolina,
has developed into a beautiful and
accomplished young lady. We give
them a broad welcome.
Last Thusday, September, 30th,
Mr. G. Wash Adams, of Plum
Branch, lost his entire planing out
fit with about ?5.00 worth of lum
ber. The engine was saved but the
house containing mill was a com
plete loss. Mr. Adams estimates
his loss at about $800.00. It is un
derstood that Mr. Adams will re
Full assortment of fresh fancy
crackers and cakes.
Many Visitors Come and Go,Bap
tist Congregation Will Erect
a New Brick Church,
Mr. Clark Couch, of Muffreesboro,
Tenn., arrived on Friday after a
three months visit to his home there.
Ile has been associated for the past
three years in the livery stable busi
ness with Mr. J. L. Oxnei'.
Mrs. C. F. Pechman, state secre
tary of the L. T. L., went to Colum
bia on Friday to attend the annual
convention of the W. C. T. U.
Mrs. E. H. McElhenney, of Ellen
ton, S. C., who is pleasantly remem
bered as Miss Bcaulah Reames, is
the guest of her sister, ?Mrs. L. B.
Mrs. Lena Lewis, who has recent
ly moved to Charleston, is quite
ill, suffering from an attack of ap
A number of young people had a
farewell picnic of li:?' season on
Friday afternoon at Slide Hill.
Miss Louclle Norris has returned
rom a mouth's visit to her aunt,
.Irs. Wood Lowman, at Tiihmons
fille. S. C.
.Mrs. A. C. Mitchell, of Hatesbiirg,
s lije guest of her parents, Mr. and
?rs. i). R. Strother.
Dr. W. L. Seiglernnd family have
.loved to Kiirek.i. Thc family of
[r. M. Q. Norris will-occupy the
.sidence recently vacated by thom.
Mrs. Lou Carte!1, ol' Aiken, is vis
iting her neicc, Mrs. .1. II. White.
.Mrs. Henry Inman, of Georgetown,
pent several days ol' last week at
lie hume of Airs. .1. M. Turner.
Mrs. T. li. Hoyt; wiro has been
? the Augusta hospital for several
eeks, returned on Saturday much
Miss Lucile Mobley luis resumed
her linties as book keeper at the de
pot after the summer vacation.
On Tuesday, September ??nd, at
thc home of the bride's mother,
Mrs. Rachel Simmons, occurred the
marriage of Miss Rose Simmons to
Mr. G. C. Lowe. The marriage
was a quiet affair, only the relatives
being present. Miss Simmons is a
sister of Mr. Manning Simmons,
and was a visitor herc during the
Mrs. A. S. Wetz has returned
from a month's visit-j^^er sons,
Mr. Leroy Wertz, wragls ?secretary
at the Belton Mills, incFMr. Wilbur
Wertz who teaches at Cowpens, S.
Miss Lizzie White, who is assist
ant superintendent of the Augusta
Hospital will spend next week here
with her aunt, Mrs. Georgia Turner.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher has gone to
Darlington to assist in conducting
a missionary Institute which lasts
about a week. yShe will visit sever
al other points^this interest before
For some time, since the large in
crease of the Sunday school at the
Baptist church, the need of class
rooms, and a large auditorium have
been felt, and it is now the purpose
oi the' members to have a new
church within the the coming year.
The building will be a brick one,
with modern improvements.
Miss Earline Allen, of Edgefield,
began on Monday, to teach the
school situated near Mr. L. B.
Store your Shoppi
Fall Offerings now read
or Men ai
I For !,c
The swellest lim
:' Suits Shirt waists,
nette coats and !
Comfortable Waiting I
Get your packages toged"
them all to the
Call and make y
THE J. WILL
824 Broad Stree
Very Interesting Letter From
])o you think it is laziness, busi
ness or indifference, that keeps you
from ever hearing from us through
the columns of The Advertiser? It
must be a combination of the three
for I find it necessary to lay them
all aside this morning, that I may
tell you how nicely we Ropers peo
ple are doing.
The young people of Republican
church met last third Sunday
morning and organized a B.
Y. P. H. Rev. Mr. Mealing
met with us and made a good talk,
showing the good results that can
bi? obtained from such a Union. By
having this B. Y. P. U. we hope to
gain these results, and trust that
many young Christians may be
drawn closer to Christ and bc made
more active servants of God. Offi
cers were elected and devotional and
membership committees appointed.
We hope to have all the young peo
ple around here to join with UK. Our
meetings will bc held on second
On last Saturday morning the
following men were ordained as dea
cons bf Republican church: Messrs.
S. Williams, W? J. Lanham, J. M.
Miller and li. W. Mc?ic. Mr. T.
M. Adams had also been elected
and was to have been ordained at
the same time the others were, but,
lo our regret, found it impossible to
leave his work at Dr. Prescott's.
Rev. J. P. Mealing preached a good
and helpful sermon. Then Rev. P.
15. Lanham made a short talk in
which he showed these young men,
clearly, their duties to themselves,
to their fellowmen, to the Church
and to (Jod. The three ministers,
Revs. Mealing, Littlejohn and Lan
ham, vere assisted in the ordination
hy i ? o of our deacons, Messrs. Ev.
Mealing and D. E. Lanham.
The family of Mr. and Mrs. D. E.
Lanham had the pleasure of having
Mr. J. T. Littlejohn and his two lit
tle boys in their home Saturday
night. We ave so glad to know that
Mrs. Littlejohn is doing nicely.
Mr. J. B. Ti m merman has been
away from home most of the time
luring the last three weeks, working
DH a new telephone line, which he
is running from Ropers to Augus
Miss Myra Shaw has been spend
ing some time in North Augusta
tvith her cousin, Miss Anna Kate
Miss Mattie and Mr. Ben Lanham
lave left to resume their studies at
;he S. C. C. I. and at Clemson
Mr. R. A. Timmerman has bought
;he home place of Mr. J. M. McKie.
rle hopes to build real soon.
Mrs. J. F. Atkins and Miss Sal
ie Mae 3Iiller spent last Sunday in
Trenton with relatives.
Miss Emmie Lanham who has
)ecn teaching in Williston about
'our weeks writes that she is very
The school commenced here two
veeks ago. It is being taught by
Vliss Louise Young of; Union.
Miss Anita Atkinson is visiting
1er sister in Greenville. Miss Mat
ie and Joe will leave this week for
Treenvile, where they will be with
heir sister and attend school.
Miss Ida Miller from Colliers is
.he guest of her sister, Mrs. Wal
y for your inspection.
nd Boy s
Hats and Shoes.
* of Ready-to-wear
Odd skirts, Crave
?oom for the Ladies.
1er here and we will send
train for you,
ourself at home.
IE LEVY CO,
t, Augusta, Ga.