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J. TJ. MIMS . - - - EDITOR
ONE ?EAR K 5150
SIX MOISTIlo" .75
WE?NESDA ?, FEB. 3, 1909.
/^When a (renia* appears in|
? the world, yon maj know him ?
by this sign, that the dunces |
Var? all in confederacy against m
The legislature has been in ses
sion three weeks and practically
nothing has been accomplished.
? No election for associate justice
was held Tuesday night on account
of the de^th of Representative
Clarke. At the close of the
last ballot Hon. J. C. Sheppard was
several votes in the lead, with the
promise of being1 victorious.
The Work of Miss Mary T.'
The press of the state has during
the past two years contained almost"
numberless complimentary notices
of Miss^ Mary T. Nance and her
achievements for the rural schools,
but since meeting her face to face
and having had personal knowledge
of her real worth and the value of
her work in developing the public
schools, our people realize that only
the half has been told. Miss Nance
is almost intensive and indefatiga
ble worker. The rain may descend
in torrents, sthe wind blow with
great fury and the mercury drop
many degrees, but with an unswerv
ing devotion to duty she goes o"
making two and three appointments
each d^y. Since reaching our coun
ty a week ago, Miss Nance has met
with thirteen schools, besides mak
ing two addresses in Edgefield Sun
day. The one in the afternoon to
the mothers at the Presbyterian
church* has elicited much exceeding
ly favorable comment and the ad
dress before the student body at
tlje college Sunday evening was a
gem from every standpoint.
In her addresses to the pupils,
patrons and trustees bf the pub
lic school, Mi? Nance urges en
largement a&4 improvement along
every line: Consolidation of the
:%weak schools; more comfortable and
more attractive buildings; better
equipments; more beautiful school
grounds; longer terms; local, taxa
tion; a larger enrollment of pupils,
etc. The writer has heard very en
couraging reports from several of
the schools that Miss Nance has
visited. Already the patrons and
trustees are putting into, practice
, her helpful suggestions. There "is no
way of estimating the great value
that the visits from this very earnest,
consecrated Christian educator have
been to the people of our comity
They have been inspired with new
hopes and new ambitious, from
. which will come tangible and last
Miss- Nance has to-day gone to
Meeting Street and McKendree
To-morrow she will visit the Tren
ton High School, the Lott school
and Eureka. Engagements have
been made for Philippi and Har
mony for Friday.
Hasten the day when Miss Nance
can again visit the schools of Edge
Ninety-five Dollars Profit From |
One Acre in Corn.
We have all along contended, and
a great many farmers have agreed
with us, that it will pay every farm
er in the country to enter The Ad
vertiser's Corn Growers' contest,
whether they win a. prize or not In
the form of a large yield, handsome
returns will be realized from the la
bor of cultivating the one acre and
for the money expended for com
mercial fertilizers. Futhermore,
the highly-fertilized acre will pro
duce a large yield the following
year. As an example of what actu
'al profit can be made from an acre
in corn, we copy the following expe
rience of a Cherokee county farmer,
published in a recent issue of the
- Charlotte Observer:
1 ? Last spring-I selected a piece of
gray land with red clay subsoil, on
which I put seven two-horse loads
of stable manure to the acre; I then
turned the land with a two-horse
plow,, cross-breaking it with a one
hors? plow. After breaking it the
second time I laid off the rows six
feet wide. Then I headed out with
a turn-plow, leaving a five-inca balk
When ready to plant I broke out
balk with scooter, and followed in
the bottom of this furrow with a
Dixie plow with the wing taken off.
Then I ridged on this furrow with
a half shovel, going still deeper. I
planted on this ridge, dropping one
every four or five inches. This was
April 12. . .
When corn was small I ran round
it with harrow. Then I ran a fur
row in the centre of the middle, and
, this was a high bed, and bedded to
the furrow'with a turnplow, throw
ing the dirt from the corn. This
left corn on the clay with very little
soil around it.' I then thinned the
corn to six inches in the drill. I
did not wc .': corn again until the
1 growth H? J'be'en so retarded and the
Death bf Mn. Owcjoin.-Music
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Misses Dosia Wertz and Alma
Woodward visited at Batesburg
Miss Addie Ouzts has returned
from a visit to Echjrefield.
Rev. W. T. Hundley and Mr.
Graves Cooner were entertainnd last
week at the home of Mr. T. Turn
er. Mr. Hundley contemplates go
ing to Florida this week for a
. Owing to the extreme cold weath
er the union meeting held at the
Baptist church was hot as well atr
tended as expected, only one-third
of the churches of the association
being represented. Saturday was
taken up with the discussion of the
topics on the program, and on Sun
day morning, instead of the usual
sermon, the audience was delighted
to listen lo Dr. Hartwell, a returned
missionary from China. He has
served as a missionary, for 50 years,
and it was a rare treat to listen to
and see this venerable man of God.
In the afternoon other business con
cluded the union. Dinner was serv
ed both days to all from the Baraca
Mrs. George Landrum entertained
with a delightful course dinner last
Friday evening. Those present
were, Mesdames Peter Epes, B. J.
Guess, P. B. Harrison and J. W.
Mr. Oscar D. Black, traveling
salesman for Hughes & Co., of Lou
isville, Ky., hi to be congratulated
upon winning the prize offered by
his firm for the be?t sales made dur
ing the past year. This fi tho fourth
prize he has won, which shows what
a record he is making.
Miss Elise Crouch, who is at the
College for Women, Columbia, was
here at her home a portion of last
There came near being a serious
acc'Jent Sunday morning at the
home of Mr. P. C. Stevens. The
pipes attached to the reservoir, and
that pass through the stove, were
frozen, and as soon as they became
heated exploded, the force of which
tore up the stove p&fti&lly. Fortu
nately, there was ho ono near it.
On Tuesday. January 28, at 3
o'clock, Mrs. J. B. Owdora breath
ed her last at her home here. She
had been ill with pneumonia for a
few days only, and, surrounded by
her loved ones, and with every care,
and all medical attention, her life
could not be spared. God's finger
touched her and she slept, to awak
en on the shore of everlasting rest.
She was Miss Sallie (St)ll before
her marriage and was reared ip the
Meeting Street neighborhood by her
parents. She had been married 33
years to Mr. James Odom, and, be*
side her six children, leaves two sis*
ters, Mesdame^T. ?. Odom and J.
H. McCreary, and two brothers, G.
P., and Willie Still. , \
She was a member of the Baptist
church, and alwfeys lived a consist
ant Christian life. She was a devot
ed wife, a loving mother, and a good
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday at 8*30, at the Mt. of
Olives cemetery, after which the
body was laid to rest, The sympa
thy of all is felt for the family in;
Mr, Lee Price is having lumber
laid on his lot in Kidson park for
the erection of his home/
The music class of the Johnston
High school has organized a club
called the McDowell Mnsie club,
and will have monthly meetings at
the,home of the members.
Rev. R. B. Seale?, a Baptist min
ister from Atlanta, has rented a res
idence here and will move his fami
ly here in the near future.
Mr. A. J. Mobley left Tuesday
on an extended visit to Florida.
A Laymen's meeting was held on
Saturday at Harmony M. E. church.
Prof. Haynes of Leesville, was one
of the principal speakers.
Enter the Corn Growers' Contest
stalk so hard until it did not grow
too large. Experience and judg
ment are required to know just how
much the stalks should be stunted.
When I was convinced that my
corn had been sufficiently humiliated
I began to make the ear. I ran a
12-inch sweep around corn when it
was 1 foot high. In a few days I
put 500 pounds of mixed fertilizer
to the acre, containing cotton-seed
meal, 10 per cent1 phosphoric acid
and kainit in equal parts. This was
the first fertilizer-used at all. I put
this down in the bid sweep furrow,
on both sides of every other middle,
and covered by breaking out with
turnplow. One week later I treated
the other middle the same way. In
a few days I sided cor? in first mid
dle with 16-inch sweep and put 150
pounds of nitrate of soda in this
furrow, covered J one furrow with
turnplow; sowed peas broadcast in
this middle at the rate of 11-2 bush
els per acre, finished breaking out
with turnplow. In a few days I sid
ed corn with the other middle with
same sweep, sowed peas and broke
out as before. This laid by my
corn with good bed and plenty dirt
around the stalk. This was July 7,
when corn was bunching for tassel.
This fall I gathered 121 bushels
per acre. Expense on corn was $26,
leaving a clear gain of $95. not in
cluding fodder, peas, etc.
County Board Met Tuesday.
The regular meeting of the board
I of county commissioners. was held
i on Tuesday. The newly elected com
missioners, Mr. - J. N. GrifKs and
Mr. J. O. Herin, having failed to
receive their commissions, Com
missioners Wells and Turner, with
Supervisor Moultrie presiding, held
a short session in the morning. In
the afternoon the commissions of
Messrs. Griffis and Herin arrived
from Columbia, and the new board
held a short session. The only busi-1
ness transacted was the election of
Hon. li. E. Nicholson county at
torney and the election of Mr. P.
W. Cheatham clerk of the board.
In selecting these two gentlemen,
the board acted with becoming wis-1
dom. Mr. Nicholson is a young at- [
torney of unquestioned ability and
has served the county for several
J. N. Griffis.
years very satisfactorily in this ca
pacity. Mr. Cheatham is quick, ac
pur-ato, conscientious, apd will dis
charge the duties of derk In a man
ner that will meet the approval of
the boar.T and the people.
The newly elected county com
missioners are men ol' very high
J. O. Herin,
character and will study olosely all
matters pertaining to their office.
The tax payers have t very assur
ance that their administration will
be economic and business-like.
Of the outgoing officials, Com
missioners W. G. Wells, W. E.
Turner and Clerk J. P. Timmer
man, it caii truly be said, "Well
done." They have many friends who
regret their retirement.
Enter The Advertiser's
Corn (Jrpwer? Contest.
Malting More ]
is merely a question of us
kind of fertilizers.
are the right kind.
The cotton plant cannot f<
your soil. Find out what
necessary fertilization and th
?eawhat Mr. W. ?. Hays of Si
''I pliBtb'd abeu*'3Q acre's pf sqme 'g
cultivation f?F OVPF .?Q y?&T, ??nd us
lina Fer?liaora per acre, f?fld / e-X&
the SO aeren." Thin is why we p
hundreds of letters like this, and eve
Carolina Fertilizer for cotton,
Cet a copy of the new J9Q9 Virg^
from you? fertiliser dealer, or write o
Will Pe ??Pt you free, lt contains
Columbia, 8. C.
Miss Nance Delivers Inspiring
Address at Red Hill.
Miss Mary T. Nance, ex-president
of the South Carolina School Im
provement assoeiatinp, accompanied
by Mrs. W. B. Cog-burn and Mrs.
J. L. Mima, of Edgefield, visited
our school Monday. The address
of Miss Nance ?vas listened to with
a. great deal of interest by many of
the pupils and patrons and the teach
ers of the Reel Hill school; also a
number from the Prescott school.
?She spoke of Red Hill in a very
complimentary manner but, as it is
her business to work for improve
ments, of course had to tell the fault
she found. - Her strongest plea (ex
cept to replace a few pan?s of glass)
was made for the lengthening of the
school term in some way. She men
tioned Red Hill as being one of the
most deserving and likely places in
Edgefield county for a high school,
and her suggestions as to how these
things may be obtained were'very
simple and reasonable and it does
seem that Red Hill could grasp
them in the. near future. In her
opinion, the best*way to increase
the funds is by a special tax, and
the writer feels that if an attempt
to put on the special tax were made
it would be voted for not only by
men who are sending children to
school, but by others who own .prop
erty and send no children. By im
proving the school we improve the
community, and improving the com
munity increases the value of prop
erty and in other ways tends to pro
JRed Hill has made rapid strides
mentally in the last few yoars and
is she to continue hor upward climb
unless we give to tho rising genera
tion better advantages than their fa
thers had? Let us make greater ef
fort? than we ever have before and
if necessary greater sacrifices to give
to the children of our town an edu
cation, which is, in a sense, a mas
ter-key whioh opens the doors that
lead to a higher, broader and happi
Though the weather was cold and
windy last Saturday, our church had
a large delegation at Horn's creek,
where the union of the second divi
sion was held. They were, Kev. ?T.
T. Littlejohn, C. E.. Quartos, Dave
Quark's, H. ft. Smith, Everett
Wood, Tom Mathis and C. M. Mel
lichamp, and the majority of these
remained until Sunday afternoon.
At this meeting J.D. Hughey was
eleoted moderator and S. B. Mays,
cle.'k. Pro. Hughey p esid?d a,dmirav
bly, and we speak for him a long,
On Saturday all the qnoy-ys ou thc
program were discussed and m?ny
good speeches,, made- On Sunday
an excellent 'address on the Sunday
school lesson wa? made by Dr. Hurts,
after which th? usual missionary
sermon was preached by Rev, P. B,
Lapham, from the text, "Urethren,
niy: heart'* desire and prayer to God
for Israel ia, that they might be sav
ed," A good collection was taken
for state missions.
On both days dinner was served
in the church which were excellent
and bountiful (even Mr. Littlejohn
got enough), and to be among the
svarm-hearted Horn's creek people
?vas indeed^ a pleasant occasion. "Be
hold how good and how pleasant it
s for brethren to dwell together in
unity." The writer was entertain
ed at the hospitable home of Mrs.
The next meeting will he held at
Rehoboth, iq M^y, and Red Hill
Money Out of
tag enough of the right
?ed on barren land. Study
it lacks. Then apply the
s results will surprise you.
ni th Station, Ala., did. He says:
ray sandy land' that had bepn/in
ed 300 pounds pf Virfiola-?a.j>o
o?t to gathep 50 kale* from
ay it is the right kind. We have
n stronger, in praise pf Virginia-!
inia-Carolina farmers' Year Book;
ur nearest sales office arid a copy
pictures of the caoitob of all the
ft Chemical Co?
p vif ha m, N, Pt
Churston, B. C.
Eggs $1.50 per 15
Best results obtained from early
hatchings Order Now
J. P. BATES
Edgefield, S. C.
The Constitution of the Union
Meeting of the. Third Division
of the Edgefield Association.
Article 1. This meeting shall b*
known as the union meeting of the
third divisi. n cf the Ed.'jror? -ld nss .
Arti ?de 2. It shall bi the pur
pose of this union to .awaken the
spirit of our churches; to maintain
the support fostered by theente'rpris
esol' our denomination; to encourage
our young people, by giving them a
place on our program, so that they
may be developed for efficiency in
church work, the responsibility of
which will soon be theirs.
Article 3. This union shall con
sist of delegates, sent from churches
and Baptist Yo?ng People's unior.s
within a radius of nine miles, taking
Parksville as a central point. The
ratio of representation shall be as
usual, officers and pastors shall be
Article 4. The officers of this un
ion shall be a moderator, a record
ing secretary and corresponding sec
retary, to be elected annually at the
first meeting of the union in each
Article 5. The moderator shall
at the annual meeting, after the
election of officers, appoint an exec
utive board, consisting of the corre
sponding secretary and two Others,
whose duty it shall be to attend to
all the interests of this Union, which
may arise while same is not in ses
sion, and prepare a program for
each meeting of the union.
Article 6. At each meeting of
this union, a majority of the attend
ing delegates shall form a . quorum
for tlie transaction of business. .
Article 7. If expedient any. al
teration may be made in these . arti
cles by a vote of two-thirds of' the
members present at any annual meet
ing of the union, provided, notice
of same is given at the previous
will be there in crowds.
We hope the division of our un
ion will bring greater progress to
the Kingdom of God.
J. H, P. ROPER
Edg?ficid, S. C.
Rhode Island Reds
Eggs $1.50 per 15
Place Your Orders Early.
Flock he ad td by birds tr om
Fertilizers For 1909
The Edgefielel Mercantile Company takes this j
opportunity of thanking the public for the liberal ?
patronage received in the past, and offers again to
sell the best fertilizers manufactured foY this marke*..
Georgia Chemical Fertilizers
Bowkers's Fertilizers '/
Na vasa Fertilzers
Kainit, Cotton Seed Meal, Nitrate of Soda. Top
Dressing, or Cearealites Muriate of Potash, and
and Lee's Agricultural Lime.
For prices call on Mr. R. C. Padgett at his office
Edgefield, S. C. .
Farm For Sale.
ON TIME AT A BARGAIN
601 acres, Moss Township, Edgefield County, South Carolina 10
miles northwest of Edgefield Court Houss, on Abbeville Public
Road, watered bv Turkev Creek; known as the David V. Harris; /
JAMES FRANK & SON, Augusta, Ga.
SHEPPARD BROS., Attorneys.
THE CORNER STORE ?
Beserves this space to tell you pf the
many new and. nobby fabrics to be
used the coming Spring.
Including the smartest styl?s in
Wash Goods, Millinery and Footwear.
'Twill pay you to watch the CORNER STORE'S an.
nouncement after their buyers return from the Eastern
The Corner Store,
Hi Turner, Proprietor.
Take Your Choice
Of the following
RELIABLE BRANDS OF FERTILIZERS:
ll Genuine Peruvian--"Not rocks and clods but the genuine ar
ticle thoroughly screened."
Baldwin's Old Reliable Guano's,
Swifts Blood & Tankage Goods
Bangh's Fish Guano
"Made in Norfolk where they have fislr '
Bradley's Crop Makes None Better
Etiwan Guanos as good as the best j
Palmetto Guano new but, guaranteed good j
Nitrate Soda, Muriate Potash j
Dried Blood, G. S. Meal ' j
?s& Pure German Kainit
? - !
Il The Roads are good, the goods are ready and we willi
H gladly welcone your orders.
| Avery's Stalk Cutters, Chattanooga Plows, Gannt Guano Distributors, Harri j
?man's Cotton Droppers, Averys complete line of Cultivators Disc Plows etc. J
Best Heart shingles, Carey's, and Paroid Ready Roofing, 500 barrels of]
'flour Bought before the advance "come in and we will divide profits." We |
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?you that we mean what we say. . Yours Truly, j