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EDGEFIELL>, S. C., WE
IAY, JANUARY 13th, 1909.
.i.i. en .1
Many Difficult' Problems to be
Solved by.The. Solons.
The General Assembly of South
Carolina convened at noon yester
day^ Edgefield " county sends an en
tirely new delegation this year.
Senator T. Garrett Talbert declined
omas H. Rainsford.
to stand for re-election/ feeling con
strained to devote his undivided at
tention to his large business inter-1
ests. Hon. James W. DeVore was
retired by being elected to the po
sition of (jircuit "Judge, and Hon.
B. E. Nicholson declined to stand
for re-electipn to the House, prefer
ing for the presentat least to with
draw from public life in order to
Hon. M-P. Wells.
give his entire time to his steadily
increasing law practice. ,
The new delegation is headed by
Hon. Thomas H. liainsford who
was elected last summer to the state
senate, the new members of the
House being Hon. M. P. Wellsand
Hon. S. McGowan Simkins. These
??entlemen will closely guard the in
Hon. S. McG. Simians.
terests of their constituency and of
the people of the entire state.
The Advertiser'will give each
week a summary of the doings of
Suggestion to Edgefield Teach
We have just heard, says an ex
change, of a school ma'am intro
ducing a new feature in her school.
When one of the girls misses a word
the boy who spells it gets pennis^
sion to kiss her. The result is the
girls are becoming poor spellers
while the boys are improving right
Judge DeVore in Beaufort.
His Honor Judge J. W. DeVore,
one of the new Circuit Judges re
cently elected, was presiding in our
Court this week for the first time.
It is also his first visit here, and he
has impressed all who have been
brought in contact with him by his
absolute fairness and the impartiality
of his decisions. We areplea.sed to
have this good man with us this week
not only iryan officiai capacity, but
because pf his most agreeable per
THE COUNTY FAIR.
Some Practical and Timely Sug
gestions Concerning Exhib
It seems to be a certainty that
Edgefield is to have a comity fair
next fall, only about 9 or 10 months
from now.'Very generous contribu
tions have already been made to the
capital stock, and the officers are
both capable and energetic. There
is nothing to hinder us now except
possibly the lack of energy and in
terest on the part of the people,
themselves, particularly the farmers.
Right n<>\v, for instance, is the
time to make a beginning towards
having something to exhibit at.the
fair. Make choice of certain land
for a certain plant, or crop. Study
the goverrnentr bulletins regarding
fertilizer, cultivation, etc. And
chiefly, be sure you have the best
seed, Then there i? a great deal to
learn also about getting exhibits in
most, favorable appearance, just at
the. last moment,
Appearance, polish, final prepa
ration of whatsoever sort is a large
part of the race, and requires study.
.. However, there are some things
that can be actually beginning right
now. An article in your last issue on
Rhode Island Reds suggests them.
That, for instance, poultry raisers
ought to be hustling this month for
all they are worth if they hope to
exhibit fowls at the fair. From now
until the latter part of February is
the best time to hatch birds for ex
hibition. Pullets hatched in Janua
ry often lay in July and August,
and by fair time in October are iii
the pink, of perfection for exhibi
tion. The April hatches are less
trouble and grow faster] perhaps,
for a while, but asthe hot summer
comes,,.. before thpy^are j fully
mature it spoils them for * beauty
purposes. Likewise an April cock
erel is not fit for a mating pen un
til the following January or later,
whereas a January cockerel is full
grown apparently by October. Ob
viously therefore, whether for exhi
bition birds or for winter layers the.
earlier hatches are the best. For this
reason , main* . fanciers use incuba-,
tors and brooders, and claim they
are both cheaper and more sat is fae-,
tf?rs^. for ^IamwuT?iand February
than sitting .hens. But that ii an
The point we wish to emphasize
is, that now is the time to order
eggs for sitting. Many fanciers re
quire advance orders. If the hens
want to set let them do so. And or
der the eggs at once. Experienced
fanciers know how to keep eggs and
how to ship them too so that they
will reach you without being dam
aged by cold or otherwise. And
most of them guarantee about i)0
per cent to hatch. There are scores
of reliable, courteous, ' poultry fan
ciers iii this state and it is not at all
necessary to order from Kansas or
Missouri. "The State" advertises
some of them, and The Advertiser
no doubt receives some good poul
try papers with similar advertise
Which is '.be best bree? every
one m ist decide for himself. As a
matt 'r of fact thc White Wyan
dotte are largely in the majority at
the poultry shows. The White Leg
horns and White. Plymouth Rocks
are also very popular. The white
fowls are always most popular com
mercially on account of showing up
better for eating-purposes. In breed
ing also there is no trouble about
varieties of coloring or marking, as
there is in the case of colored birds.
In cons?quence of which the other
points, of size, shape, combs, wat
tles, etc., in white birds have all
received the more attention. Per
sonally the writer considers .the
White Plymouth Rock the best of
all, and is very proud of his own
i en of them. They are good winter
layers, good mothers, (puck grow
ers, and become Very lartre in a few
months. It is trust that they get too
heavy and fat after the second
yt ar. But it is also true that;sonie
other breeds get J too lean and too
hard to feed. The White Rocks are
workers from the shell on up.
Master Frank RecsL, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Reese, should be
commended for his persistent efforts
in increasing the circulation of the
Saturday Evening Post in this com
munity. Frank began in October
with selling and delivering only
eight copies weekly of this most
excellent journal, whereas now he
delivers forty copies every week.
He is still pressing forward and
hopes to win the ?500 prize that
will be lawarded to Saturday Even
ing Post solicitors in June. The
Post is without doubt the best
periodical for the price, only five
cents per copy, that/is published
to-day. Put your name on Frank's
list. Besides encouraging him, you
will more than get your money's
Farmers Preparing for Year's
Work, Prohibition Senti
N ment Strong.
Mr. E. P. Winn and Miss Agnes
Corley agreeably surprised their
many friends last Sunday morning
bv their quiet marriage at the home
of Mr. Wi R. K Winn, a brother
of tiie groom. Rev, J. T. Littlejohn
performing the ceremony. Mr. Winn
ia one of Rehobpth's best y<mng
men and a son of Mr. W. P. Winn.
Tiie bride, ? beautiful young lady,
is the oldest daughter of ^lr. and
Mrs. William Corley, also ol' this
Community. This young and happy
couple have the best wishes pf a
large host of friends.
Our pastor; UW. J. T. Littlejohn,
pr??ch'ed'a very inspiring sermon
to a very large and attentive con
gregation last Sunday morning. He
used as the foundation of.his-re
marks the twenty-fourth verse otthe
fifth cha;-1er of Genesis (ami Enoch
walked with (?od.)
rProf; M?llkdi?mp, of Ked Hill,
came over tb 31 v. C. Strom's last
Friday evening to take a bird hunt
Saturday." it seems that luck was
against them, as only one partridge'
was bagged: \
Mrs.,,'Sophie Luxemberger,! of
Greenville. S. G., visited bcrparents,
Mr. and Mrs:' V. P. Doolittle, last
week. . . y \
Miss ?lidia Strom visited her
friend, Miss Lola Chcatharp, at
McCormick last week.
Mrs.. W.-rA. Yeldell, of Green
wood, was the guest of her father,
Mr. E. S. Reynolds, for several
days recently, also two of the pret
ty and bright little children of Mr.
and Mrs. A. E. Padgett, Gladys
and Edgar, are visiting their grand
father. Mr. E. S. Reynolds.
Mrs. Fannie Green and her hus
band from Lancaster county spent
several days recently with her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Cochran.
Mr. W. A. Winn has moved into
his pretty new home.
Mr. Robert Gilchrist has pur
chased the farm of his brother, J.
L. Gilchrist, . near tile old home
place and has moved there, Mr. J.
L. Gilchrist having recently moved
near Augusta to run a truck farm
and "dai ry bus n?ess combined.
Mr. J. B. Cartledge has moved
from his place near Limestone to
the IX j. Seigler place owned now
by W. A.. Reynolds.
Saturday evening, January 2nd.
sweet little Lucile Culbreath, aged
eleven years, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Tandie Culbreath, entertained
Messrs. Charles Strom, G. C
quite a crowd of her young cousins
and school friends with a birthday
party, which was enjoyed very
much by them. 1
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Moultrie gave
a pound party last Friday night.
The occasion^ was greatly enjoyed
by all who attended.
Miss Vicie Self,Bof Plum Branch,
was,the guest of .her cousin, Miss
Annie Lou Morgan, last Tuesday.
Mri Clifton Strom, of McCor
mick, visited his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. S. B. Strom, last Sunday.
The farmers generally are get
ting busy planning, -and preparing
for another crop, building and re
pairing houses and getting up a sup
ply of wood for the year.
We are glad to report that the
prohibition sentiment is strong in
this community. We have sent up a
strong petition to be presented to
our legislators and. senators for
The Farmer F?eds Them All
The soldier gli
The scientist pi
O'er this te
The sailor nav
But the farrK
ies his art,
fcues his germs
"' al ball,
' his ship,
eeds them all.
The preacher pofipds the pulpit
The broker re
The tailor cuts
To fit the hun
The dame of fas!
Gees forth to ?
Or drive, or dane
But the iarme'
The workman wie
The aeronaut abc
A dizzy journey
But art and sciences
, . And commerc? <
If the f?rmer ceased, j
For the farmer^
?ews hi3 cloth
h dresser! in
?eds them all.
s' his shining
?rs his wares,
>n would fade,
?? would fall,
reap and sow,
ids them all,
hday to be j
?pter of the
Gen. R. E. Lee's
by tHe U.
Daughters of the Co)j)$eclerney will,
as usual, celebrate i)M birthday of
Gen. Robt. E. Lee onjfhe afternoon
of Tuesday, Jan?arjf 19th, at 3
o'clock in the opera house
On this occasion .^?e handsome
medal offered by thisvvorganization
to the students of the cbunty schools
for the best essay oni-jten. Lee, will
be contested for by ?the three con
testants whose "essays jyiere adjudged
by the Daughters to berthe best of
all sent in.
These three students, will road
their own essays and -the chapter
members will decide? by ballot
which one will receiye.ithe medal.
Crosses ' of Honor will be award
ed to the following veterans: tien.
M. Q. Butler, E. S. Rejmolds, JesseJ
Prince, R. A. Cochran, JAP. Hagood\
J. B. Adams, J. A.Sumn|erall, F. Pi
Johnson, J. N. Grims, ^ W. Price,
W. M. Corley, M. A. Christie.
These veterans -.VF...especially
?x'^'?Qrto'"be;- present, -kV VeiT ashall ']
veterans in the county will be
given seats of honor. The public at
large is cordially. invited to attend.
Introduction of contestants for
1st. Essay-Mr. Wright, of. Tren
?. West, George W. Quarles,
ton High School.
[/ 2nd. Essay-Miss Cartlidge, of
3rd. Essay-Mr. W. W. Adams,
Jr., of the, Rev. Mr. Shannonhouse's
Delivery of Crosses of Honor by
Capt. Brimson. Girls assisting, Hel
en Tillman and Natalie Padgett.
Awarding medal. %
Don't forget that we are ready to
meet any prices made you on any
article in our line. You know we do
j ust as we advertise.
May & Tompkins.
JOHNSTON -Lt? JLTJSK.
Surprise Marriage, Lutheran Pas
tor Cordially Received Many
Mrs. M. D. Williams, of Augusta,
and Mrs. Welch, of Newberry, have
been guests at the home of their
brother, Dr. C. F. Strother.
Mr. Hillary Grant, who has been
with the firm of H. WV ^Crouch for
the past six years, left last week for
Blackville, where he has accepted a
Mr. and Mrs! E. B. Dasher, have
returned from Monroe, Ga. where
they visited at.the home of flu lat
Miss Alice Carter, of Augusta,
has been the charming guest of
Miss Maud Nickerson.
Mr. Barney Lewis lias returned to
his home in Charleston, after a two
weeks visit to friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. L. li. Asbell and
Annie Louise have been visiting rel
atives in Ellen toil.
Dr. and Mrs. li. L. " Allen have
gone to Laurens for a visit to the
latter's father, J)r. Coleman, who has
been critically ill for the past week.
A surprise marriage of last week
was that of Mr. G. F. Spann and
Miss Barr both of Leesville. Miss
Barr was on a visit to her friend
Miss Mary Spann Harrison, and
while out driving one afternoon, the
happj* pair stopped at the Lutheran
parsonage where the ceremony
was performed by Rev. P K Monroe.
A beautiful service was held last
Sunday evening in the .Lutheran
Church, when four congregations of
the town united in welcoming Rev.
P. E. Monroe, the new pastor of the
Lutheran church. Rev.M..L. Law
son of the Baptist church, and Rev.
B. J. Guess, of the Methodist church
both spoke in words of cordiality,
which expressed genuine Christian
fellowship. Mr. J. W. Simmons read
a letter from Rev. T. P. Burgess
of the Presbyterian church express
ing his regret at not being able to
attend. The church was filled to
its utmost, and everyone was delight
ed with the eloquent sermon of Rev.
Mr. Monroe. Special music was
rendered by the choir.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar' D. Black en
tertained in a charming^ manner cn
' -Fr i day " eV?"nia g;' " w i i H ar s ix o' ci o ck
dinner, a number of their friends
being presentto partake of their hos
Eidson Park, which at some day
is expected to be a residence portion
of the town, has been surveyed, and
the lots and streets planned. At
an early date there will be a draw
ing of the lots after which the erec
tion of several dwellings will be
Mrs. Chas Earlj% of Florence, has
been visiting at the home of her
father, Mr. Satoher, near town.
Miss Eloise Parker, of Edgefield,
is expected this week to visit her
uncle, Dr. F. L. Parker.
Before her return to Cox college,
Atlanta Ga., Miss Sara Stevens gave
a delightful party to a bevy of her
Mr. O. D. Black is expecting his
cousins, Messrs V. E. and Ernest
Black, of Missouri, for a visit this
Representatives of the Woman's
Missionary Society and thc young
Woman's Auxiliary went over to
Ridge Spring on Tuesday of this
week to hear the address of Miss
Anna Hartwell a returned mission
Mrs. Mena Calhoun, of Augusta
has been the guest of friends here
for a few days.
Mrs. Lizzelle Smyley Kinard, of
Ninoty-Sifc, with lu-r interesting*chil
dren, spent several days here last
week with relatives.
* Miss Maud Sawyer complimented
several of her friends with a tea one
evening last week.
Miss Rosa Lou LaGrone has re
turned from Manning where she act
ed as bridesmaid at the marriage
of her friend, Miss Bertha Brigg?.
Banker and Mill President.
Mr. James C. Self, cashier of tho
Bank of Greenwood, is in the city,
attending the meeting of mill own
ers and managers, which . convenes
to-dajr. Attributable in no small de
gree to Mr. Self's ?fole management
is due the great success of the Bank
of Greenwood, ranking as it does
high on the honor roll of banks in
the United States. His success in the
banking field led to his being called
to the presidency of the mills at
Greenwood, and he is now gaining
for himself new laurels in the manu
facturing world. Mr. Self has many
friends in Charleston, who are al
ways pleased to welcome him there.
-News and Courier;
Our stock is being added to each
day so as to be able to meet every
requirement. Let us convincer you
that we can meet any prices.
May & Tompkins. .
The Newly Appointed bounty
Mr. James T. Hims, the newly
appointed county treasurer, received
his commission more than a week
ago but has not yet entered upon
his duties because of the delay of
the Comptroller General in sending
Mr. James T. Miras.
a man from Columbia to make the
formal transfer of the office. Mr.
Mims is daily expecting the arrival
of the official from Columbia. He
has requested The Advertiser to an
nounce that replies to the many
letters that have. . been received,
making inquiry about taxes, will be
forwarded as soon as he is placed in
charge of the records ot* -the office.
In Memory of Thomas W Carwile
A meeting of the vestry of- Trin i
ty parish, Edgetield, S; C., was call
ed on January i)th,= 1909 to take ac
tion on the removal by death of our
much beloved brother and junior
warden, Thomas W. Carwile,.whose
.demise has touched the "hearts of so
many with genuine sorrow, arid all
who knew him with the profound
As junior warden of this parish,
the vestry earnestly desires that it
bc put on record the deep sense . of
the great loss it has sustained by the
death of him who was; so generally
beloved- and had endeared himself
injaa)" '- ? 'y"' d'evpte^ffienr,.,
of the church/ ~'?tii all things apper
taining to the development -of this
parish it may bei truly said:1 "He was
faithful; ever ready and prompt to
discharge every duty and trust im
posed uponhjm;-and nobly-demon
stated by his walk and conversation
that it was 'not with eye-sevice as
mne-pleaser; but as the servant of
Christ doing the will of God from
? His example is worthy of imita
tion; every service of the Church
found him in his place as an earnest
and devoted. worshipper, imbued
with the purity of her service, the
preciousness of her communion, the
holiness of her worship; and the
power of her faith.
. And now, while with the sincerest
sorrow-we lament his death and the
vacancy in our vestry, and the loss
to this parish, which cannot be es
timated, we cherish the memory of
his noble character and services,
and 'bless God for the wit
ness/of his life to thc practical in
fiuencc and power of her 'holy reli
gion. And, with the consoling
vows ol' the chur?h, which.-he loved,
we commit-his body t? thc ground,
while his spirit, returns to him who
gave it, to enter on that ?glorious re
ward of a good and faithful servant;
Therefore bc it
Resolved, That the above record
be duly entered- upon our . book of
minutes, and a copy pf the same be
forwarded to the bereaved family,
and also to the county papers, to the
Diocese, Columbia, - S. ? C., and the
Southern Churchman, Richmond,
JAMES T. BACON,
J. 13. HALTIYVANGER.
Death of Col. Henry W. Addi
The relatives and friends in Edge
field of Col. Henry W. Addison
were pained On Monday morning
by the announcement 'of his death,
which occurred Sunday afternoon
at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Ji .Carey Lamar, in North Augusta.
Col. Addison was seventy-five
years of age at the time of his
death. He served as colonel of 2nd
South Carolina- volunteer regiment
during the Civil War, having, lost
a limb at Chickamauga. He was a
native of Edgefield- county arid for
many years' was a pro/ninent mem
ber of the Edgefield bar. - During
the past fourteen years : he has been
residing with his daughter near Au
gusta, she .being now the only sur
viving member of the family.
The interment wa.'? held Monday
morning in the cemetery of the city
of Augusta. Rev. E. M. Lightfoot,
pastor of the North Augusta Bap
tist church conducted the funeral.
Judge i at t ana tne ooutn.
The following from the pen of
Dr. D. A. J. Bell is copied from the
Permit a word from a private citi
ze. a neighbor, though in Carolina,
enuorsing the note of W. H. Flem
ing to Senator Bacon published in
The Herald yesterdaj'. It makes
me sick and tired to hear fawning
sycophants, representing the press,
the politician, and the private citizen
half way apologizing for voting the
democratic ticket, because forsooth,
that Judge Taft, great and good
man fhat he is, is in the South. In
fact I think it an insult to our intel
ligence' to be told that we of the
South are moss backed, fossilized,
voting, not according to our convic
tions, but following avague tradi
tion, and that tradition founded on
prejudice against the great republi
can party because the republican
freed our negroes.
Of cou&se those who are respon
sible for trying to break up the
solid South haven't said exactly this
-that we are fools-but I submit
that the above is a fair inference
from what they have said, even
Judge Taft himself, if he has been
I have great respect for Judge
Taft on account of his fine charac
ter and abilities, but I don't sea any
good reason for the good people in
the South going crazy about him.
I know it must be sickening and re
pulsive to ii man of so fine a discrim
ination as Judge Taft.
As fdr me, I believe Judge Taft
has a thousand times more respect
for Senator Bacon and Mr. Fleming
than for those milk and water apolo
gist? for the democratic party and
its principles. I know the demo
cratic party is not infallible, but
have no apology to offer for be- -
ing a democrat, because I think that
the party has stood and still stands
for purity in the, administration of
D. A. J. BELL, M. D.
Parksville, S. C. Dec. 30 1908.
" Ly ing About Circulation."
The poor editor was dying; but
when the doctor placed his ear to
the -patietrtkheart and: mutte?^L.
sadly, "Poor fellow, circulation *'
most gone," the editor raised hil
self and gasped, "'Tis false, we hate'
the largest circulation of any paper
in the county!" then sank back up
on his pillow, with a triumphant
smile upon his face. He was con
sistent to the end-lying about his
circulation.-Orangeburg Times and
"It's Bound to Come."
It is more than likely that the
legislature will pass a prohibition
law this time. On each side of us
States have gone dry ancr~the pro
hibition sentiment is very strong in
this State. North Carolina is "dry"
all over, so is Georgia, so is Ala
bama, sp is Mississippi. Virginia is
almost so, and so is Louisiana. South
Carolina might as well take the
step now. It's bound to come.
Greenwood Index. ' . -
So Sore He Swore;
He Swears No More.
There was a Merchant mighty sore
In fact, so sore he swore and swore
And kept on swearing more and more.
The trouble was that folks, instead
Of patronizing him, by Ned!
Were buying goods by mail, he said.
One day he got a little hint .
On how to make his store a mint;
Then hope took on a rosy tint.
He came and ADVERTISED his stock;
His store was crowded, chuck-?
From seven until six o'clock.
So now this Merchant swears no more;
No longer is he feeling sore,
Since ADVERTISING crowds his