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Mr. Lee Writes About the
Editors Intelligencer: While there
ss sc much bs??:? Sfiiu '.through the
newspapers and otherwise io referenee
to the drainage law and draining the
swamp lands of the lower part of this
State, I would like to say a fow words
about the draining of swamp lands.
In the first place I do not think
that there is very much of the swamp
lands anywhere in this State hut
what cen be drained and brought into
cultivation by properly laying out
and cutting the drains. Wo have
hundreds of sores on the* creek? and
rivers in this county that could, by
proper.methods, ba drained and would
make the finest of crop?; but to do
this we must first study and become
acquainted with tho natural laws
governing the flow, o? water cooreco.
It bas not been msny yeito ?Inoe our
crook bottom lands were essily kept
drained and made. abundant crops of
cora-all old citizens remember this
and why cannot we haye it so again?
Simply beoauce ? we do cot try. They
?ay "it will cost too much."
Now itall who! have th?ss te,? wot
creek botton lands will Join io and
snake n thorough cleaning ont of i&c
rnhmnn*}.1 r??Aw??? -!! tbs Old l'^B?
.brushy ?nd all obstruo tiona of '#hat .
over Qftt?re,: and t?ke ?shi\ri? sn?d?
and ont down the banks to a smooth
eurfsec-straights ni og ont a?? abrupt
?rooks in the ehannel and keep it so
and keep all obstmotions out of tba
? wa? yous- creeks. will soon' out out - the
channels down to Where year "daddy
? little plo wi n g wftti ?f| two -h?r co
plow with a yoke of oxen to pull ; it,
will bring a good deal of the drift,
?neb as chank s of wood, ? etc. t to the
nnrfaee that yon would not otherwise
nee, while St would also loosen np tho
?and aD? itoip to keep it going. Then
you would hove to throw upa dike of
levee on each side of the creek so ai
to confine all the water to the ono
channel is time of high water;
Some will say? Oh I you can't do
that, this creek gets np from bill to hill
when it comes * big rain." Now with
a little etudy and calculation you wi?
And that it . eau."bo kept ia i^-? oas
channel and it need not be io very
wide for an ordinary 9?8jB4^sUenn\~iu(
fret the narrower yo^i^f?ti^^
ter if you keep withl? tko limits of.
r??aoaeus tbf -aatu?^a^2 v^aass?i*
We will ?7 . your t^^^^^l
wide and the water is l foot deep at
its normal flow and^^i^ ^i water
travebi?O feet tV'M^^^
would make the volume; J0O? oubio
?cet per minute. ,-:-'^^?e|;#4th^
best authorities ; in ^9^Wpo>p|i^*.;
n?eringssy that' if tho depth of Water
is .doubled ic a ch?nnol-tnafc is to
your ten -feet ;channel instead of ono
?oe^ t^e ?e!eei?~ bc ??ubkd on
.tbrt?o'.'slope;^:0'rV'i? the?dep|h bf
trebled the velocity will ba three .times
EB fast and so on. So ;tbjit: if your
channel at ten fe?k wide ??d the
water one ifoot fleep^^^
?libio feet to tho minute St would dis
and bankB made a depth'of 6 '/eet and
Drainage of Swamp Landa.
of It, I am of the opinion that the
most of it can be dried and brought
We will take tbe Congaree'river
from Columbia to the confluence of
the Wateree-the two making the
Sautee river/ As before stated in
reference to keopipg the creeks in a
limited channel the same U * e of
Hydraulics will apply to the rivers.
If those, rivers were confined in a
channel of the prop? width-making
it uniform and remove all the obstruc
tions suoh CB logs, trees, brush, etc.,
it would not be a greet j while until
they. would be made navigable, while
al the samo time tho low? rioh alluvial
landa for * considerable distance on
each side, could be drained and an be-1
fore stated be brought ?otb oultiva
ii on. This would take a little timo
ard would cost some money, but it ;
would pay ap, hundred fold in the
Now, if Mr. La timor will keep o?
urging IS bticoro Congroag, end got RD
appropriation from the Government at
Washington, - thea let j pnx,St&to cmp
ptement lt with a like amount, or
more if neoecaory, acd land owners
alon? -the vivers msko no* addiiional
subscription tbe work can and will
ibo richest States io tho. Union. 80
lei us keep it before the, peoplo .hore,
and lot Mir. Imtieacr and our Ropre
sentatives keep it before Congress
uB?UIiQ work is' acoosapUofced, then
wo can nil prosper together.
f Piedmont, 8. 8.! > ^fM^p". \:
Hen Admire Keataess ia Wesen. \ j
I?A young man has written asking my
ad via? a? to the wU?om of breaking
Ho say's that be loves bis sweet
heart, but that she ii BO distressingly
untidy that he fcara ho contd never
Uve happily with her. ? He . bas
spoken to ber time and again about
thia serious fault, but with! no good
result. . > . }.? ' ...
I cannot advise him to marry her.
for I know that so girl who ls untidy
about her person and the house could
8ho ooul* not
make a man comfortable, and no
p?ffi:?OT?:*U gproof against discom
Uuu?iue?^ me?n. extravagance,
and ?$;a^Tgant wife is a draw
fo?m ' his ' fellowmen. There ii no
man living who does not dislike
w'untidiness in ? wo
No snatter.how pretty a girl may be,
if sha is untidy it seriously detracts
freca her beauty. :
The v\*w gm/ of course, cai Still
tb be .untidy, but she need
look upon if she keeps herself ex
iely neat and delnty, for neat
i ness and daintiness have a beauty all
Many'a man's; inter?st in a girl
Ben obeok?? beca?Boho "
Ia a town where I used to
joy ;#WPr*^ and >^^.a?4.
e . always surrounded by young
$&?fl&& ??div noVvMem^'to
girls. leas attraotivo married.
man ?frie^' .''
'^iBBd; .ho?ssid^ab '
Women Fl^sh for a Cu arch.
Problems of ohuroh austenance we
hsve ever with ns. The matter of
raising monej with which to pay the
preaoher is no trifle, particularly in
small towns of the West, where the
numb** of churches increaser moie
rapidly than the population. ,
For instance, the directory cf ono
Western town, a typical ??mmunity
in a farming region of the plains,
shows that there are 4,500 people and.
twenty-four ohuroh or religious organi
sations, not counting Sunday schools;
one for every 200 men, women, and
children. The highest salary psid a
minister in the town is $1,000, with, a
parsonage in addition.
From that tho soale drops down to
an average of about $600. Several of
tho ohurohes have pastors who have
other linea of business and so charge
the ohurcb nothing for their eervioes.
But the church gets behind. The
aid eooietyojcannot give enough sup
pers to keapjpp the improvements and
the s?lanos. .
The women .have tried bazaars cud
fairs and ^guessing contests, they have
pieoed quilts and have done other
things that are supposed to get churcL
money legitimately. Still there is
usually a doQoifc to be made up at the
end of the year. . .
One ohuroh in Oklahoma last fall
tried a new plan. It was? to earn the
money' fey piecing eotton. A -cotton
planter notified the members that
owing to the difficulty of securing
hety he wonUpay the members of
ohurcb find Sunday school one cent s
pou nd more for pioki ag : than ho had
beeni offering the laborers. *Th? offer
was accepted, and everybody turned !
ont for two days of hard work under
th? beating ann. 1
But it paid. Hie proceeds were
to pay tho preacher all the beek salary
due hint and to baila1 an.addition to
A church in ?2e&tarn Kansas baa
gone into tba farming business in
earnest, thia y ear. ?o May 15 tba
ambers gathered at the farm of a
member.'?ho bad offered land for m
They name with ploughs, barrona,
corn, planters and check rowers, and
included r%presentet??es ?f every sort
of r?Bidont?, qf tho commuai ty. Moro
than - a husdjp^d. men B women and ..?bil
(iron wer?^;?4u tb o ground bright and
early. :". ?jfanrebi? was .appointed and
he organised the h el pera so i that no
time should bc wasted; -
,. ' "Bvery man must work as it be were
working for himself;" waa t!?* order,
rind promptly nt 7 o'oloek the ploughs
started*? ... .* ?:'
Tho women and the older men erect*
ed A tent on the edge, of the field, and
here was preparad a bountlf ni Inn oh.
.sd Ut?t in the day dinner was ?err*
ed. The women bad bro ugh fe rakes
and boss; and they planted in tba ?or*
n sr a and the ends of tho rows where
determined that not a foot of the field
But the women were not satisfied
even wi&h. this work; There were not
enoughQ?iGjx to drive all the plough
team Betend tho women gladly seised
the! deport uni ty to do work with the
This introduced a novel feature that
had not been expected. Tho marshal
organised them, as be bad organised
the men. ' ?? .t
' Sly: ?arly ? . evening the last; furrow
had Wit turned, the barrows had
smoothed the ground and the planters
p??e?r Then tb? .pastor, ,..wb>. had
driven a tea? on th? ?ctn planter
all the afternoon, called (the gfcther
ing together and: bald : ? brief car
?iee, ,-,>,./",: .".
are tha??S?? field w?V ^e one of th?
offers' aro mado ? for the oom at more
than market price, anda h arrest home
will be enjoyed that will gladdea tho
hearts of .every member of the congrV
cation. ; ? .',. ..
: 8o loug SB the churchoa depend oa
agriculture for their support it will
rie Statis, and there ie no reason why
tbeyv^pald not prosper. The land
Here is a letter from the manufacturers of DEAN'S PAT
ENT FLOUE that explains the wheroforeness of the supe
riority of that flour over other Flours on the market.
BEAN & BATLIFFE are the sole distributors of this brand
of Fleur, and their personal guarantee as to its purity, added
to that of the miller, makes it a gilt-edged proposition. It's
simply good enough fer anybody to eat. Sere is the letter :
C. W. B RANSFORD,
BRAKSFORD MILLS and ELEVATOR,
OWEN8BORO, KY., JUNE 28, 1906.
Mesare. Dean & Rntliffe, Anderson, S. C.-Gentlemen :
Is response to your very complimentary letter of recent date
regarding the quality of Dean's Patent we have been shipping
you, we desire to say that you need*not have any fears that we
wlU allow the grade to run down ia the smallest particular.
On the contrary, our head miller is bending his very best efforts
and skill toward perfecting this grade to that it will be uniform
ly perfect and ap to your requirements in every particular. We
understand that you have built np a remarkable reputation on
tho superior merits of this brand, and wc can readily under
stand bow you have achieved such a success in keeping np the
quality and building up a trade on it, for wh/le your require?
menta as to the quality of wheat that enters into the Flour may
appear to some millers a little exacting, we note a willingness
on your part to pay a reasonable p/cmium over thc ordinary
Flouts os the market. You maxy rest'assured that m per
forming our part of tho contract to mill the Dean's Patent for
you wo will spare so pains to conform to your requirements re
garding pure wheat Flour, for we baye as fine lot of wheat as
wo have over had is the mill, and ara buying only sound grain.
Of eloise, thin costa moro money than mixtures, and it makes
it. more difficult for cs to meet the low priots made by some
m'?Uj but we claim to make High Grade Flour, and we guar
anteeSVSTJT Sack we send out; therefore, wo prefer to grind
wheat that we know will maintain tho standard of Flour and
tbs excellent reputation of Dean's Patent. You may assure
your trade'thai'if they want a Pure Wheat Flour, free, from
adulteration of ?ll|femcN, they have ls Dean's Patent tho very
acme of merit asd the perfection of modera milling.
* Very truly yours.
a W. BRANSFOKD.
Hurry, Hurry, HURRY.
W???ava a .limitad pnmhiy nf rim
To go at the following prices :
Quarts 5Qc Per Dozen.
Half Gallons 75c Dozen.
We 'garred you moseyos Cane Seed, and intend to do it
on Frais Jars il yeu/^r?ll come to se? us.
P. S?-We still have a few bushels of ftane Seed on hand.
FRUIT PBESEBVING POtfDER.
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It preserves Vegetables, Fruits, Jetties, and is not inju
nldiKi! Biro! riiprod BP?! !
UHM, Dii|5M, bUMpl, DCM !
1 77 u ?. ,
This EstcMi?hinent has been Selling
IN ANDERSON for more that: forty years. During all that time competitors
havo come and gone, but we have remained right here. We have always sold
Cheaper than any other?, and during those long years BK have not had one dis
satisfied customer. Misi&kos will sometimes occur, and if at any lime' we
found that a customer was dissatisfied we did not rest until we had made him
satisfied. This policy, rigidly adhered to, has made us friends, true and last
ing, and we can say with pride, hut without boasting, that we have the confi
dence of tho people of this seotion. Wc have a larger Stock of Goods this
season than wo have ever had, and we pledge you our word that we have never
sold Furniture at as OIOBC a margin of profit as we arc doing now. This is
proven by tho faot that wo arc selling Furniture not only all over Anderson
County but in every Town in the Piedmont seotion. Come and see us. Your
parents saved money by buying from us, and you and your children can sayo
money by buying hore teo. \ We carry EVERYTHING in the Furniture line,
Gs F* TOLLY & SO Nt Depot Street.
The Old Reliable Furniture Dealers
MASTIC MIXED PAINT.
We Want to Sell You Your Paint.
Come in to see us, and let us tell you all about it. . ..
We have sold this Paint for many years, and all have been pleased who
used it We have a fine selection of colors, and will gladly give you ? card
showing them if you will call in apd request same. Also, a full line, of-* :
Varnishes, Stains, Floor Painte, , . . t < fl .,.
Furniture Folien, Feint Brushes, Etc? ' 7 ^ ?
tr a *? c .
?J .-'VI ?Pi
ORR, CRAY & CO.,
Next'to Bank of Anderson. Sellable Bru?gle&!
a H ny ii
Nov ?s a good timo to buy a new Buggy and Harness
and wo nant you to look at our largo stock of the latest S?d
best up-to-date styles, and it will be no trouble for yon --to
make ?? s?lection. Our work is all sold under guaranteed Wo
havofiztra bargains to offer. GivousatriaL Our prices ava
low and terms to suit. * ; j
y THE J. & FOWXJER COMPANY^
F. 8.-We have a few last Fall's Jobito go at Cost. *,
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TJasscelled Dining Car Semee.
Through Miman SleepingiCarsIon aU 1
Convenient Sc?i?uules en ali Local min*.
"if ?"';V*r .-?
WINTER TOURIST BATES are now Sn effect to all Florida Fomfi
For full information as to rates, routes, etc.? COD twit searest Boothera
Railway Ticket Agent, or
E. W. BUKT, Ei vision FiM?ug?r Agenr,' Charleston, H. U
BROOKS MORGAN, Ai st. Gen. Pas.. Agent, Atlanta, Ga, .
ONE CAB OF HO?r FEED.
Have just received one Oar Load of HOG FEED
(Shorts) at very close prices. Come before?they?are
all gone. Now is the time for throwing-'.
Around your premises to prove it a case of fever or
some other disease, that will cost y ou very much moro
than the price of a 1 arre! of Lime ($1.00.) ft We havo , -.c
? fresh shipment in stock, and will be glad tpjen^on . r - ' > . ?
other building ":iil? ^
j- j Og O. ANDERSON.
v k to be sure that your family u protected ia
il . case of ceJa?titY overtaking you ls to la?
g\ sure ia a solid Company like
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^ ^ Drop in and see us about it.
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