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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 12th, 1909.
'.'SANCHO P." VS. "DON Q"
Wit and Wisdom .of Sancho Pan
za, Hotel Yet! in the Air, Be
There's a man somewhere sending
you Parksville news. He calls him
' self Don Quixote, so he must be the
; ' lierson who once wrote a book
about himself and me. ,You will re
member that in the old days he was
full of fancies and that I always felt
rt my duty and found it a pleasure
to correct them. I find'that-he's still
at his old tricks; so I suppose I
must be up to mine-that is, with
your pe. lissjon.
Now, Mr. Editor, I'm not saying
that Mr. Don. Q's news is not en
tertaining. I'm just going to show
how in some cases he's still in his
fancies and how in others he misses
the cream on the curds. For in
stance he's told you a big tale about
a hotel thjat Mr. W. W. Fowler is
talking to Parksville. Well, Mr.
Editor, it will always be in the air,
and its going to take a powerful
sight of talking to get that hotel
high enough in the air to si^ on'the
top of that wonderful mountain that
looks from Key West to the coast
of Maine, and it won't get up there
unless there'ti more than one -person
talking it hard, too. ' ' )
Then, Mr. Editor, you. were told
something of the reports ofthat
grand Sunday school rally at Tren
ton but your readers should realize
that cold type cannot convey any
adequate impression of the feeling
and enthusiasm with which that re
port was made. The delegates were
plainly so overcome with the boun
tiful feast and so intoxicated with
the eloquence of the discourses that
subject and matter of these was of
small consequence. Their earnest
assurances that it was good, that/it
was the best ?ver bids fa ir to make
Parksville another deserted village
when the next Sunday school inter
denominational ra]ly is held. We'll
Then there's the Parksville hat.
Q. is plainly a sedately raar
> simplicity itself bat its effect is de- J
moralizing.. It is .always of abol?t:
the same material and shape, and
the trimming seems to a; man's first 1
sight the same except in color, but
the way almost every pretty girl in
, the village wears that hat, at her
own tilt or angle" and" gives it
h?r own twist, tuck or pucker, is
what does the damage. Talk about
marriages, Mr. Editor, if there isn't
such an epidemic of marriages be
fore the season is over as will make
the year famous it will be a wronder.
When that road's opened up to the
Twin Citv dam you'll see such a
stream of engineers, capitalists, pro
etc., to Parksville in quest of those
hats and their wearers that every
girl in Edgefield county will want
to be a Parksville girl and wear a
Parksville hat,'but I doubt whether
she will be able to wear it with the
Parksville charm. .
Talking about roads! Parkville
is pretty well guarded from foreign
invasion1 at the present time by a
big bottomless pit half way to Mo
doc, another on the road to Plum
Branch and smaller ones on all
roads leading out of the village.
The road within her boundaries are
all pretty good. When she has an
chored that hotel to the top of that
mountain or elsewhere, she's going
to see that folks can come in and go
out.Now it's hardly safe to travel the
county roads without an Insurance
policy for man and beast..
Mr. Editor, our friend, you;r op
timistic correspondent, Mr. D. Q.,
recently patted a good citizen-by
long distance thru your columns-on
the back for dropping some stones"
into one of these bottomless pits. I
would suggest that he form a club,
every member to take a rock along
when he goes out and drop it into
the first bottomless pit he manages
not to fall into, and then pick up
another for the next pit.
31 r. Editor, my say is said.
Alligator With a Sweet Tooth.
"Yes," said the colored sister "de
preacher wuz standin'" by, talkin'
'bout campmeetin' w'en lo' an' be
hol'! de alligator crawled 'pon top
de bank an' swallered one er dc li'l
chilluns! Des ter think now! A
black, rough raskill lak him ter be
ambitious ter swal 1er sich a lump er
"Come right on in Sambo," the
farmer called out. "He won't hurt
you. You know a barking dog never
"Sure, boss, Ah knows dat, "re
plied the cautious colored man, "but
Ah don't know how soon he's going
to stop barkin'-Success Magazine.
z&r:?.. - . .' . K
MODOC'S POSSESSION. ;
Clark's Hill and Parksville Must
Not Gaimthe "Twin City,"
Modoc School District
Rolling in Wealth.
Those who have perused diligent
ly the Parksville and Clark's Hill
dots may have been persuaded ere
this that the "Twin City's" dam was
at one or the other of those places
but we M?doc folks have only been
waiting to show conclusively that it
is right here at Modoc.
Mr. Bonnie Dorn of North Au
gusta, contractor, together with S.
Su Brunson and McKenney, as fore
men, with a force of 30 men and
20 mules are now grading a 2 mile
spur track from the C. & W. C. to
Mr. J. M. Bussey, of Parksville,
and the chief engineer of the com
pany are also making a final surve>
f ROWED'BY THE UNIO.
for the dam, 1800 yards long, 200 1
feet wide and 160 feet high.
Mr. Dick Blackwell, of Parksville, I
has the contract for several hundred
thousand feet of lumber which 'ie is i
now sawing for the erection of the :
building and dam.
Our people are perfectly en thu- I
siastic over the immediate prosperi
ty of ope of tile richest school dis
tricts in the state. I '.<
Mr. B. M. Bussey and Mr. W.
McDaniel, Sr., have been asked by
the club to take the lead in this
matter. They have secured the ser- :
vices of Mr. J. M. Bussey of Parks- :
ville and the district is to be run at '
once. In fact the whole thing put ?
through by the first of June.
Rev. Luther White and Mr. L.
F. Dorn are to speak Sunday after
noon on education.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bussey of i
Red Hill spent one day this week i
with their son, Mr. Milton Bussey. !
Mrs. McDaniel has been on a
visit to her son, Mr. Humphrey. 1
Mrs. Marsh and friends of Mc- i
Cormick, were the guests of Mr. i
John Harveley during the past .
Mrs. J. H. Marshall spent Friday
in Augusta. 1
Mrs. Boswell from* Republican, j
is visiting Mrs. A. V. Bussey. . 4
Modoc smiled-not a surprised 1
3mile however, but one of genuine 1
pleasure when it was announced
here last Monday that Winchester i
Robinson and "Pet," Miss Ruby t
Lou Smith, were married. s
The pretty little up-to-date cot
tage of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Reese i
is nearing completion. 1
The friends of Mr. H. A. Price, 1
of Thompson, Ga., were ?j-ail to (
welcome him among the "birds of s
passage" on Wednesday last,
Miss Ida Thelma Quarles spent t
Thursday and Friday in Augusta. t
Mrs. Morgan Dorn of Marlin Air. i
Ga., is visiting friends and relatives, e
Name From Bible. j
An Alabama man tells of an old *
darkey in Birmingham- who became
possessed of a seedy and forlorn *
looking dog, to which, he promptly s
assigned the name "Moreover." (
"Jefferson," the aged negro was 1
asked, "how did you hit upon such
a name as "Moreover" for the dog?" J
"I gits it onten de Bible," said t
the darky. ' c
"The Bible?" f
"Sure sah. Doan' yo' 'menber a
where it > says, When Lazarus lay c
at de rich man's gate Moreover, de \
dog, come an' lick his sores'?" ?
S. C. C. I. ENCAMPMENT.
May Picnic on the Last Day bf
the Encampment, Col. Bai
ley Commended for Great
Success of Both.
The encampment at Salters Pond
was altogether a grand snccess and
three days of continuous fun and
pleasure. The corps of cadets left
the college building "Wednesday af
ternoon at 2:45, marched through
town ; rested at the rock quarry and
arrived at the camping grounds at
about 5 o'clock. The tents were
soon pitched and everything put in
order; each cadet was assigned to a
tent and a most welcome suppei
served toa hungry crowd of boys.
After supper everyone gatherec
iround the camp fires ^nd eithei
sung and told tales or else listened
to the S. C. C. I. brass band whicl
p* i v St*t<
* M?i>itip?Wlirs ii S uti . '
M Sir.NAll FV/^TOH hi
of the United States Showin
bad come also. The eight mile
walk made everybody pretty tired
md sleepy, so wrapping up in a
blanket and lying on pine straw we
soon fell asleep, leaving the camp
still and quiet, surrounded by na
ture in all her beauty, with the stars
twinkling overhead far Jabove the
The next morning reveille sound
ed at 6:30, roll call at 7, guard
mounting took place at 7:20 and
breakfast was served at 8. After
breakfast everyone was free to do
and go where he pleased. A gqod
many went fishing, some took ad
vantage of the pond and several
found pleasure in taking naps and
Lunch was eaten at 2 p. m., after
which general leave was granted to
those desiring to go to Trenton,
mile away and view the sights and
spectacles, (such as watching the
trains), of that large city. Dr. C.
E. Burts and Mr. A. E. Padgett
risked the camp that night and af
ter retreat and supper, they both
made a fine talk to the batallion.
Prof. J. F. Entzminger and his wife
Friday was just like Thursday
villi the exception of a base-ball
jame in Johnston. The -?eure was
i tie of 5 to "J. Mr. and Mrs. J. U.
[lives, and Lieut. C. E. Black came
fd the camp in lime for supper.
Saturday was UK; last, best and
nost enjoyable day of the tljree. Af
er breakfast tho C. I. girls, day
students, teachers, patrons, visitors
md former students began pouring
nto camp to attend the May picnic.
Everybody mixed and mingled and
?ad a good lime. At 2 o'clock an
daboratc and bountiful dinner was
After this the tents were struck,
he batallion formed and marched
o Trenton. Here a prize drill took
)lace in which Arrington, the 1st
tergeant of Co. B. won the first
>rize of ?3.00 and Mathis, 1st sgt.
if Co. A, the second of 82.00. At
> o'clock everybody left on the train
'or Edgefield. The ball team stay
:d behind to play a game against
Frent?n. The score was 6 to 1 in
'avor of the S. C. C. L Nothwith
itanding the fine time we all had,
iverybody was glad to get back to
?dgefield, foot-sore and weary.
While on the encampment Col.
Bailey and Maj. Lyon did every
hing in their power to contribute to
mr happiness and pleasure and the
aithfulness with which they looked
ifter our comfort is certainly to be
iommended. The promptness with
vhich every meal was served is al
io notable, not to mention their ex
NEWS FROM RED. HILL.
Popular Young People Mar
ried, Interesting!^. Y. P. U,
' Meeting, Cotton Chop
"Work on. the farni is. going on
smoothly now.'Not.much,cotton has
been chopped yet "but: by the time
this is printed there will probably
be a great deal chopped. ;
On Sunday afternoon, about'three
thirty, Mr. Wallace .-Quarle's and
Miss Mae Thomas were ' married at
the parsonage by Rey/J. T. Little
john. It has been quite M:while since
there has been a marriage in Red
Hill which we haveVhad more in
terest in than this one. Wallace is
from the Antioch section , but we
have been seeing hisf:;#miling jface
among us so much of;' late that we
already felt toward ?^hi m as if he
were a real Red Hi?liaii. Miss Mae
g "Wet" and "Dry"" Territo
[or should I say Mrs. Wallace
Ruarles) has always lived here, ex
cept a short while when off at
jchoql, and she is a friend of every
body and to every body in thfs com
munity. This young couple has
bright prospects before them and as
Wallace takes our young friend to
mother home she leaves behind her
those who will be glad to see, and
expect to see, her back among us
The B. Y. P. U. meeting Sunday
ifternoon was one of the best we
bave had since ?our organization,
rhe subject was from the parables
rf the New Testament and passages
rf scripture were read by Messrs.
Charlie McDaniel and Tom Mathis,
Mrs. Maggie McDaniel and Miss
?mnie Quarles, after which very
interesting and inspiring talks were
nade by Messrs. R. M. Johnson,
LewiS/Eubanks', C. M. Mellicharnp
md our pastor. The same subject is
o be be continued next Sunday and
ve hope for even greater interest
han the last.
The new books for the school
ibrary have arrived, and within a
hort while after being placed in the
ibrary numbers of them were taken
?ut to read. Wt; are very much
ilcased with the new boNok.s and
eel that tile selection is suitable for
roving people and children; and also
onie are for the older ones.
Who is going to carry off the
>rize next fall for having read the
nostV Though only one (or these is
uni cien t interest is taken in it) ob
ains a visible .prize, we-feel that
m ny may be b?nefitted by having
ried to win. ?
Miss Lula Quarles spent Saturday
nd Sunday at home.
We were glad to see Mrs. Hugh
Vates and Mrs. P. R. Wates in our
ell en cy.
On Saturday night the-Fresh man
lass entertained the entire .school
rith an elegant reception. The
rst floor, hallway and mess hall
rere beautifnlly decorated with
anes and white and green crepe pa
er. In a contest for drawing the
est elephant Maj. Lyon wonalove
7 bunch of roses. Lieut. C. E.
Hack and Miss Grace McManus
ron a box of Huyler's in a musical
The battalion took part in the
lemoraorial Day exercises last Mon
The graded school commencement
xercises will take place next Thurs
The college will close on Tues
ay, May the 25th.
\ery Pleasant and Profitable
Session of District Confer
ence, Many Visitors
Come and Go.
Mrs. Lizzie Crim is spending this
month in Hampton with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Rhodes.
Mrs. G. P. Cobb is visiting rela
tives in Aiken.
Mrs. W. L. Coleman visited in
Augusta during^ last-week.
Mrs. Hamptdn Kirkland, of Barn
well, is visiting her sister, Miss
Miss Clara Sawyer who has been
teaching in the lower part of the
state is at home for a vacation.
Mrs. Lona White and children,
of Greenwood, are spending some
time here with Mrs. Geo. Turner.
Mrs. Missouri Lott has been the
guest of her son, Mr. A. P. Lott.
Mrs. Kneece, of Monetta, has
been visiting at the home of her
Father. Mr. Mike Clark.
Mr. John G. Guignard, of Co
lumbia, visited at the home of his
cousin, Mr. J. W. Payne, during
The home of Mr. and Mrs. M. T.
Turner has been made happy over
ihe arrival of a beautiful little blue
$yed girl. The little one has been
lamed, Grace Zelime, which is a
ramily name on the maternal side.
Mrs. James Wright and Miss
iate Wright were visitors here re
Mr. Mims Walker went over to
Augusta last week to purchase new
miforms for' the local ball team. .
Mr. Leroy Wertz, of Belton,
nade a visit to his home' here dur
ng the past week.
The Embroidery Club was engr
ained on last Wednesday afternoon
n a most pleasant - manner by Mrs.
?. N. Keesee. After an hour of
pork and social intercourse, a de
icious salad and sweet course was
Prof. W. C. Zeigler has tendered
lis resignation as superintendent of
he Johnston High School. It is
incer?ly regretted by all that he
rill not serve any longer, as during
he five years here, his one aim was
or the progress of the school. He
ias been faithful and painstaking
ii every way. Prof. Zeigler, with
is family,' will probably move to
ipartanburg where he will engage
i other business.
Miss Ida W. Penny, a former
cacher in the high school here, and
liss Bollier, of Live Oak, Fla.,
;ill arrive next week for ' a visit to
Irs. J. A. Lott.
The Misses LaGrone entertained
Mrs. Walter Holson, of Edge
eld, and others of her family visi
ed her parents, Mr. and lire. Math
3, on Sunday.
Cornelius Holmes made us a short
isit on Sunday. Though he seldom
els home, we have by no means
iyen him up to Edgefj?ld, but we
li ink of him as a representative of
ur town in Ridgefield and are proud
:> call him such.
The young child of Mr. John
Vood of Clark's Hill, who has
?any relatives in this community,
? to be buried in our cemetery to
ay. (Monday) "A bud on earth to
loom in Heaven."
We have already corattr?hced to
>ok forward to the uni?n meeting,
f this division, which^is to be held
i Rehoboth on last Saturday and
unday in this mon th
X. Y, Z.
Good Stands of Cotton, "Bump
er" Crop of Corn Will be
' Made. Labor Saving
We have about finished plant
ing cotton, and what was planted
first has corneto pretty good stands.
A good deal has just been planted
and needs showers to bring it up.
Many of the farmers around here
plant most of their corn in May, and
the indications are there will be a
bumper crop made. A few years ago
people used a good deal of fertili
zer under cotton and a little acid
under corn but now they are ?using
as much under corn as under cotton
Selling. 8 cents cotton and buying
?1.10 corn don't pay^ Grain crops
are spotted; some very good and
some very poor. A good deal was
planted last fall.
Labor is a little more plentiful
than last year, but very unreliable.
The only solution of the labor ques
tiqn is to substitute improved im
plements for negro labor.
One R. F. D. route from Cleora
has been established and will soon
be in operation. It goes up towards
Liberty Hill and arourd in the Gil
gal section. We are still waiting
and trying to get one out towards
Red Hill and around by Berea and
thought at one time that we were
sure to get it but now there is some
doubt about it as a portion of this
route has been put into the one
from Mod oe.
Our schools have all closed after
a very satisfactory session. Through
the efforts of Mrs. Walter Nichol
son the Berea school will get som'e
help from the state to rebuild the
house that was burned lastiall,?100.
00, I think it is. They are the kind
of teachers we Avant; those who
have the energy auil enterprise to
build up and improve our schools.
Miss Long, the teacher of the
McDaniel school, whp^^j?. in
Greenville, had the ^isf^ujine- to
loose her: satchel on her^^y^tp the
depot, co^te?mHg-'all of lier nioney
in it, about "forty dollars wejhcard.
morning after a long* spell oFSfeTcr
ness, and was buried at Gilgal Sun
day. He has been confined to his
bed since last January.
Mr. Frank Seigler, who has been
?lerking in Columbia for the last
rear or two, is farming at home
Mr. Baron Hill is at home with
lis father this year, after spending
he last few years in Atlanta.
Moultrie's pond has gotton to be
t noted place for fishing parties,
fishermen go ther? from Plum
branch to Johnston.Some times they
atch enough to feast on while
1?re and again they have "fisher
aan's luck." The worst part of it
?, they come Saturday evening some
imes and fish all night and go home
iunday with their fish. We think
his is carrying fishing a little too
ar, and, if we are not mist?ken, is
gainst the law. '
' Some time ago in digging up an
ld stump we found a large king
nake, and a toad frog under it in
[ie same hole. They had evidently
pent the winter together, almo st
ke the lamb and lyon lying down
A Toledo man, who married a
idow but recently bereaved, re
lived an unpleasant shock one
lorning at breakfast when, without
Kamining the addressee carelessly
pened an envelope bearing a busi
css-l ike-looking caption.
It was a communication from a
rm dealing in grave monuments; it
as ad?ressc/T' to his wife, and
"In compliance with your request,
e beg to enclose drawing of nionu
The drawing showed this in
jription upon the monument;
''To my dear husband, who ni ]
lall never replace." /
ith an elegant course dinner on
.st Thursday evening, in honor of
[isa Alma Welling, of Darlington.
The District Methodist Confer
ice which was in session here last
eek was profitable and interest
ig to all who attended. The busi
?ss was transacted during the three
lys of session and at each even
ig's service excellent sermons were
.cached by the following minis
rs: Revs. Bedenbaugh, E. D.
ardin and Dr. Daniel. Saturday
ty ended the conference, but sev
al of the ministers remained over
inday and a special service was
ild in the Methodist church. The
i min g bf the conference to John
on was a great flleasure to the
?opie. The delegates found hos
table homes awaiting them; mem
?rs of other churches as well as
ited them in entertaining.
New Lock Boxe? in Post Office,
Very Obliging Post Master,
Valuable Citizens Com
Your old correspondent, "Don
Quixote", though fond of ladies and
a great admirer of their achieve
ments, has failed to note one great
improvement made by our very afa
ble and efficient post mistress, Miss
Sallie Parka, in beautifying the post
outee, and putting in lock boxes, so
that each of us can get our 'mail at
any hour, without trouble to her or
ourselves. Your former correspon
dent may not agree with me but a
"new man" believes that Uncle
Sam ought to make all our post mas
ters women because they are not al
ways looking like they could bite a
ten-penny nail in two, snapping and
growling at people simply because
they want their mail, and asking
questions about it.-They know
how to look sweet and pleasant and
be accommodating and afable.
I see a notice in the papers order
ing an election at Clark's Hill; as to
whether the citizens of the new
school district recently laid out
shall vote an . extra tax for school
purposes. Of course they will.
Clark's Hill is an up-to-date commu
nity, and cannot afford to lag be
hind others in this matter. There
pay be in every community an old
''skinflint" who would vote against
such a measure, but a large majori
ty of our citizens are public spiritedT
ind the tax would be voted by a
large majority in almost any com
The grading of the new road from
Modoc to the Twin City Power
kvorks goes merrily on.and they will
joon be able to to put down rolling
The building of this road togeth- ?
iv with the main enterprise, has
jrought in pur midst a young Mas
?achusett surveyor, who is very con
lecrated, and a,great^ help to us in
mr young peopjes work. . He is oil
?yerman stockaiad/ isl named Nob
;tedt.__ We h-ojaerjfeeenten-prise ;-will
lohn Wood, of Meriwether, ;died
resterday morning aged on s and a ,
?alf years, 'and -will be- buried at Red
lill this morning at II (Relock.
Our sympathies go out to the
pief stricken parents in this sad be
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Blackwell
,t this writing have a very sick
hild with pneumonia. We trust
he little one will soon be convales
Mrs. Nettie Cartledge and little
Lddie Lee left Parksville yesterday
or Augusta to visit her brother, Mr.
ohn Milton Bell.
Mr. L. F. Faulkner accompanied
y his little daughters, Frances and
lillie May, visited relatives in Parks
ille yesterday. Mr. Faulkner is a
regressive, farmer and lives near
)ornville, in Greenwood county.
Mrs. Anderson Howard, of White
'own has been visiting .this last
reek,at the home of Mr. W. P.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Robertson,
f Modoc, bride and'groom of one
reek, worshipped with us at our B.
\ P. U servicesSundaynight. We
ope they will come often.
A warrant has' been issued for /
ie arrest of Bill Broadwater for the
illing of his daughter-in-law and
laced in the hands of Sheriff Ouzts.
Te understand that Bill has skipped
ie country, but we trust he may be
?prehended,as he is guilty of as foul
murder as ever disgraced our state.
Messrs. Dan Bell and Lill Seigler
orehipped yesterday at Rehoboth,
hey report large congregations and
Miss Mamie L?chrige, oif Ander
m, is spending a while here with
sr sister, Mrs. J. J. Gilmer.
On next Friday, 14th inst., Mrs.
[amie Walker's school in White
own will close. This" will be in
?ed, as it always is, a big day for
rhite Town. There will be school
cercises in the morning including
'citations, declamations, dialogues,
c, and the afternoon will be occu
ed by addresses ^rom noted ed
Mt ors from adjoining communities.
White Town has many things of
hich she ought to be proud, but
?thing surpasses her school.
What Really Ached.
One day Mary came to her moth
and said, "Mother, my ear aches!"
"Does it ache very bad, Mary?"
ked her mother.
"Well, run out and play; theti you
ll forget about it.".'
Mary went out, say? the Delinea
r, but pretty soon she came back
d said: "Mother, my ear does
he. T' - .-c the hole,- buttha
.e around it."