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EDGEFI?LD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 7th, 1909.
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ita Grants Franchise to
ie Great Power Company
on the Savannah River.
spite of the doubting Thomas
?e affairs of the great Twin
Power Company are being
loiously managed and are' being
fiecl steadily forward. Some
failed to realize what a colos
idertaking this is and because
I waters; of the Savannah were not
leasedN and made to generate
ieity in a day or month they
fe been disposed to question
sther the men behind the enter
really meant business or not.
ilthough. this great power plant
be located on the extreme west
|'^|dge Of Edgefield county, yet it j
L'benefit every part of the county.
?lone Represents. an investment I
J more' than a^ million dollars,
[ch will increase to' that extent
?taxable property of the county r
liing in a corresponding d?
se of taxes. Furthermore, the
who are behind this enterprise
be interested in establishing
^?enterprises. The business of
fin City Company will be that
fenerating power, but they can
dispose of their power unless
is sufficient demand, conse
itly if there are not already in
mee manufacturing plants
fh to?consume the powers those
have money invested in the
Ipany will take the initiative in
Itr neting trolley lines, installing
[ting plants,' establishing new|
>ries, etc. lt can be seen that f
Twin' City Company and its
it?rai interests will finally in the
regate mean much to the taxpay
of the county.
:e following from the Augusta
ld announces that the Twin
Company has finally obtained
right from Augusta to make
. eity a distributing- point for, its
|iTbe franchise committee of City,
icil mst Wednesday afternoon
among other things, granted a
ichiae to the Twin City Power
ipany, to come into the city with
?rh voltage electric wires, and es
|>lish a distributing point for cur
it to be generated at tie power
it in course of construction at
[ice's Island, 25 miles above the
,'A petition for the franchise was
traduced before council several j
iths ago, but action in the matter
been held in abeyence. At the
?(uest of the officials of the com
ly the petition was considered
|terday by the finance committee,
pilr. Thomas O'Connor, president
ie Twin City Company, is in the
He ia very much pleased with
progress made so far on the
rk of preparation at the dam site,
he states that in a few weeks the
ipany will have a force of 500
ids employed at the work."
io knows but that the town of
afield will yet be lighted with
?tricity generated by the Twin
Company and that trolley lines
traverse ' the county, using
r-er from that source.
ce Prof Seymour's "Break."
re note that the Marlow (Okla)
|view, which is edited by Speere
Anthony, of Governor Has
h's personal staff, s?ys:
'he man who will willfully and
Viciously slander his, fellow man
>??d be kicked to death by a don
r, and we would like to be the one
(This reminds us somewhat of old
}of Seymour, of Yal?, in his cele
ited proof that the Pass of
lermopylae really was a narrow
.feway. 4 It is barely wide
lugh for a single ja?kass," said
professor, benignly. "I know,
I have been through it myself."
red One Million Silver Dol
I One million silver dollars, divided inte
of 65 pounds each and weighing
the aggregate 65,000 ' pounds, or 3:
\2 ?ons, were rushed across Watei
from the United. States' sub
f-easury office in the Federal building
tiie vaults of the National Shawmui
In the record timo of , five hours,
j?t took 60 porters, elevator men,
i tors and bank- clerics, guarded bj
policemen and a number of bani
ici als, to do the job, and though th?
fer of the cartwheels meant ?
tinued hustle from irtart to finish
rooney movers relished their tas!
it was the first and probably thei
chance to Bee and handle $1,000,00
good, solid coin of the realm.
I it cost the Shawmut Bank $1,200 fa
the moving, but the officials of th
were so elated with the clea:
in which the money was hand
jd sad the record time made that the;
to 60 workmen no a dinner a
rouug*s Hotel.-Boston Post.
LIFE ON FARM,
For Independence and Freedom
From (Competition)Life on
Farm is Preferable to All.
Sometimes a farmer gets the idea
that farming is monotonous and that
there is but little to do but toil.
This impression is wrong, for the
farmer is a man of leisure compared
to the man of business and commer
cial life who. ever amounts to any
thing in the way of a success/ There
is no other man under the sun who
can enjoy life half so mush as the
farmer. The rainy days and the
time of rest never come,to any other
man but the farmer. The change
of seasons and the big crop years
are events in the life of those who
dwell in the country,, but the man in
the city seldom knows when such
conditions prevail and it "takes a
stout heart to be thankful when
each night comes around, an? a
brave spirit to face the day's work
iThere is no monotony in the life
of the farmer. Every morning in
the springtime there is a bird to sing
a new song, there is a new held to
plow, there is a new task to begin
and there is a continual round of
the same old thing to comfort one
day after day. It is hard1 to think
about some of the duties that con
front us in this way, but there is no
way to shuffle off ,the duties., that
rightfullv belong to us in life.
And there is one blame to be at
tached to the average farmer. It is
the lack of habit of thinkin g and
planning. Many" of. them go on
without giving any thought to what
is really best to do. Many a tiller
of the soil has a set plan that he
pursues with each day's coming and
no matter what better judgment
would dictate the same old scheme
is followed day after day, and when
! at last the course of life is run he is
no nearer his earthly goaKhan when
he first l>egun. JBut right there is
where a great .consolation may ; be
gathered by the^average tiller of the
The man W^Q. liver? the lifejie.'
should, c lose to tie breast of nature,
o'ut in God's great realm, there is
always [something in his favor. No
matter if he does, not accomplish
what the world calls great things,
still he may become a benefactor to
mankind and his reward will be
above the price' of rubies and his
fame shine on past, the limit of ages
and light the years br eternity.
But it should be kept in mind
that man's duty does not lie in effort
alone for achievement is the thing
that counts. Still remember that
there are hundreds of cases where
m?n mismeasure the scale of achieve
ment and pf ten it is the little things
But the tim?is here when farmers
must take up new ideas suited to
their own communities and do
something to develop their section.
The man who depends on the other
fellow will come Out without any
honor, or profit. But there is one
good thing about the man who pre
neveres, he will set his own reward.
I don't care where I may go, nor
longing for a nice country. home,
where the breeze of heaven can fioat
unpolluted in purity across fields of
waving c^orn and growing cotton in
summer, and where grain and grass
can be seen green in winter's dismal
days of gray. ^
Nobody else can enjoy such grand
eur at so little cost as the farmer.
Home and Farm.
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Reliable Dealers in Pianos and
Kev. John - A Holland, of Green
wood, senior member of the firm
of Holland Bros., was in Edgefield
Friday looking after certain busi
ness jaatters. MT. Holland is vy'ell
known throughout the major por
tion of the county,. haying placed
organs and pianos in scores upon
scores of homes in this vicinity.
When he canvassed in this section
before, the firm was doing business
in Ninety Six, but several years ago
they moved to Greenwood and are
now recojrnized as the largest deal
ers in musical instruments in this
section of the state. They purchase
their instruments in car lots direct
from nhe factory and are in a posi
tion to make very close prices. In
this issue will be found the adver
tisement of Messrs. Holland Bros.,
and they will continue to tell our
readers of the merits of th^ir pianos
and organs from week to J week.
Rest assured that this reliable firm
never misrepresents anything. Every
word they say can be depended
For Sale: Nine-horse traction
engine, saw mill and yoke of oxen
E. J. Norris.
LETTER FROM-?KLAHOMA. !
An Edgef ield Young Man Writes
Interestingly of the Fertile
Lands of the West.
Our thqughful young friend
L?ster Broadwater, has written us a
very interesting letter from far-away
Oklahoma, whither he went ab??f
two months agojto spend six months
pr longer teaching cotton grading in,
one of the colleges. We are some^
what afraid Lester will like Oklaho
ma City too well. He writes in part,
as follows: . '
"This is without doubt the great
est town in the South West. Just
think, it is only 20 years of aige and
has a population of over 55,000. It
has about 80 miles of paved streets
and they are hard at work paving
more. Real estate in the business
section of the city sells for more per
front foot than it does in Kansas
City. The place is on the hustle all
the time. The people subscribed
overa half million dollars in one
day to secure the Morris packing
plant. /These people are the best
"Boosters" I ever saw. They cer
tainly know how to advertise, and
that is half the battle iii business.
"The climate here' is very much
the same as ours, but the water is
not the best in the world. Farm
lands are very rich. I have, been
told that farmers make two bales
per acre without using an ounce of
fertilizers, but they have to pay
$1.00 per hundred for picking. They
don't get as good class of cotton as
"I went out to see an -Alfalfa
farm a few days ago-thex first I
ever saw. It produces about three
crops a year, and sometimes four or
five in oue season. I want to go
and look over some of the cotton
farms as soon as I can spare the
"This state is prohibition but like
all the others has its trouble with
"blind tigers." They call- them
"boot-leggers" out here. The police
seems toi>e Ve?y>-strict on them, as
scarcely a" day passes without one or
more being, pulled,., but the^\ don't
mind it. , Drug stores, cigar stores
and places of amusement are kept
open on the Sabbath.
"I like Oklahoma City very much
and may make it ray home in the
future. Just at present I would like
to get back to old South Carolina.
I enjoy the Advertiser very much
and look forward toits arrival every
We do not like the idea of having
our young friend remain permanent
ly in the "wild and woolly west"
but if he decides to do so, we wish
him every possible success. Lester
is a young man of pleasing address,
makes friends rapidly, has a good
college education, and is therefore
well equipped for any line of work
that he may undertake.
Lester sent us two papers, the
Daily Oklahoma and the Cith Daily
Painter, which we have perused with
a great ?leal of pleasure. The latter
is distributed free, being the first
paper we ever saw without a sub
scription price. We have seen pa
pers issued that were not paid for,
but we have never before seen a
paper printed and sent out where
absolutely no charge was made.
Nine times out of ten the make-up
and general appearance of a news
paper reflects the enterprise and
progressiveness of the town or city
in which it is published. This be
ing true, Oklahoma City must be a
thoroughly wide-awake, typical
Wife-Billy dear, I stitched up
the hole in your ' trousers' pocket
last night after you had gone to
bed. Now, am I not a thoughtful
Husband-H'm! How did you
know there was a hole in ray'pock
et.-New York Times.
. Hicks-My wife never says, "I
told you so,'* when my plans go
Wicks-By Jove! She's a treas
ure, I wish
Hicks-She merely remarks,
"Didn't I say so? 7 Boston Trans
"Yes, she is quite brave enougl
to go up in a balloon ?"
"But there is no danger in that.'
"What ! No danger'in^going UT
in a balloon ?"
"No. All the danger lie? in corn
Buist's Turnip Seed.
We have just received a fresl
shipment of the celebrated Buis
ruta baga and turnip seed in all o
the popular varieties. Buist's seed
always bri?g satisfactory results.
Penn & Holstein.
Mr. Oxner and Mr. Stevens Ex
change Homes, Baptist Sun
Marriage at P?rsonage.
Mr. nntl Mrs,-E. C. Asbell have j
returned to their home in Lowndes
ville, S. C.. afie'j. a visit to'the for-J
mer's father,"M?v L. B. Asbill.
Mr. J. L. Oxner and Mr. P. C.
Stevens have .made an excellent ex
change of homes.; Mr.- Oxner has a |
new and improved suburban home,
and they will .both' move on August
Mrs. Rans??h Timmermarf; of
Batesbnrg, lias been visi tins: Mrs
A. P. Lewis!
Mrs. Harriet, Kenny has returned
from Aiken,-anft 'was accompanied
by 3lrs. Liz/.Te Kussell.
Mir. Calvin,'.-Glim', who ii with
Rev. Pierce.Eaf.ard in his'evar.gelis
tic meetings,.and has charge of the
singing, madeVvisit to friends here
Miss Bitli'i^iaw will return to
Johneto?^^ week from Charles
ton, wheJB^^Bfcrecently graduat
ed from]S|^j?^Tifederate Home,
female college there. She will spend
the summer at the home of Mrs. T.
R. Denny. . '
Mrs. Alice Cconer, of Harris
Springs, has beeh;^isiting her broth
er, Mr. M. Q. dorris/ 7
M r. Cia i j anean happened to
?" most painful - accident on last
Monday af tern ocjii.' He fastened a
pair of climber* 'on .'his feet and at
tempted to "corrib one. of the.tele
phone poles-- to unfasten a wire,
when'about. 25'feet up the pole, the
books broke,. and';he. fell to the
ground-catching on his hands. Both
arms were broken near the wrist,
and as the; vaccine nt happened in
front of 'Dr.'Mobtey's office, he. rer j
eeived medical attention immedi
ately. Drs.: Rashton and Mobley
soon set the "broken limbs, and the
young man Di doing, y.ery. well. Dur
ing tie pa: ?>Ir^ Duncan has
The report of the Baptist Sunday
school on last SundayVwas one to be
proud pf, and it was no special oc
casion. The number in attendance
was 206 with a collection of ?6.24.
Miss Bessie Lee Black,? of Bam
berg, spent last week with Mrs. C.
F. Pechman. , '
Miss Virginia Helmes, of Augus
ta, is the guest of i Miss Maud dick
Mr. Jerold LaGrone bas gone t o
Darlington, for a few days visit.
Miss Marion Mobley has returned ?
Miss Ella Pauline Pechman has
gone to Southport, N.. C., for a
visit to friends.
Misses Kate and Mattie Pattison
have returned to Edgefield, after aN
visit to Miss Emma Stansell.
Dr. Walter ?uzts, of Meeting
Street, was in town on last Wedn es
day afternoon, with his 10-year son,
whom he. was taking to the Colum
bia Hospital to be1 operated on foi*
Miss Beulah Watson, of Ridge,
visited friends here last week.
On last Thursday evening Misses)
Lucile and Josie Mobley entertain
ed in a most charming manner from
9 to 12 o'clock in compliment to
Misses Spearman and Langford, of,
Mrs. Orlando Sheppard and lit-1
tie Mobley arrived this week from
Atlanta, Ga., to visit at the home
of the former's father, Mr. A. C.
Mrs. Horace Wright, pf George
town, is spending this month with
Mr. Leroy Wertz, of Belton,
spent Saturday7 and Sunday at his
When Rev. B. J. Guess returned
on Sunday evening from service, he
found some young people, pf Saluda
awaiting him at his home, two of
them, Mr. Amaker and Miss Hazel
desiring to be united in marriage.
S everal who were returning from
service carne in to witness the mar
riage. After congratulations from
the party, they departed for their
home near Saluda.
Stopped at the Tenth.
While a prominent Philadelphia
salesman was in Pittsburg on busi
ness he received the following tele
gram from his wife: "Come home
as soon as you can. I ara dying." Of
course, the salesman rushed home,
but to be greeted at the front dooT
by his wife with a face radiant with
joy. "Why, I thought you were
dying?" he said;
Sbeshook her head in reply.
tfcWell, why did you send me
such a telegram, then?"
"It was that crazy old. operator,"
she said. "I wanted to say: 'Com*
home as soon as you can. I arri
dying tb see lyon,' but he would
only ?let me send ten worda for s
Cotton Buyers of Augusta Will
Make Deduction For All
Over Seven Yards.
It will be remembered that in the
midst of last season the cotton buy
ers of Augusta began to make a de
duction for the excess bagging on
all cotton that they bought, and
notified the interior buyers to that
effect, which in turn caused the
latter to'make alike deduction. As
a large portion of the crop had been
ginned and packed with nine and
twelve yards of bagging to the bale,
the farmers, naturally and very just
ly, raised a cry against such action.
The result was a discontinuance.
The farmers contended that they
shonld have been notified of the ob
jection to the excess bagging before
the cotton was ginned. Now, the
buyers of Augusta have entered into
an iron-clad agreement for the ap
proaching season to deduct 50 cents
for every bale that contains more
than seven yards of bagging and
have notified the interior buyers of
their acion, in order that they may
protect themselves in purchasing the
cotton from the producers.
The following is a copy of the
agreement which is signed by all of
the twen ty buyers of Augusta, in
cluding l;he mills in the Horee Creek
"We find it necessary to take some
steps relative to the excessive amount
of bagging that is now being pat on
cotton at the gin. It is getting
worse each season, and it is now
the' custom of many gins to entire
ly cover the bale. The Spinner
bills us back with the amount of ex
cess bagging, and it has now cach
ed the point where we must take
steps to protect ourselves against
this loss, and endeavor to have this
practice of excess bagging discon
tinued. All of: the Atlantic Terri
tory, outside of Augusta, penalize
cotton that carries an excess of bag
ging and ties, and we, the under
signed, nre~compeHe<r to 3b likewise
as a protection to ourselves; there
fore, on and after September 1st,
1809, we agree to deduct 50 per
cent per bal? on .each and every
bale, that carries over 7 yards of
bagging and 6 bands to the bale,
the penalty to increase according to
the amount of bagging and ties in
excess of this amount. Any palpa
ble addition will be considered un
merchantable any rejected.
"We further obligate ourselves
that on all cotton that we buy out
side of Augusta to make the same
We publish this information so as
to inform the farmers of the action
of the buyers and spinners. Those
who put more than seven yards per
bale on their cotton when the gin
ning season opens do it at the risk
of losing the cost of the bagging.
Examinations Held Saturday.
As advertised, the County Board
of Education conducted examina
tions in the court honse Saturday
morning for the purpose of award
ing one scholarship in each, Win
throp, Clemson college, South Caro
lina University and the Charleston
college. A brighter, more promising
lot of young ladies and young gen
tlemen than the twenty-two con
testants, the writer has not seen in a
The following young ladies stood
the examination for the Winthrop,
scholarship: Miss Ellie Mathis,
Colliers; Misses Koseva Harrison,
Mary Gaines, Sadie Long, George
Hatcher, Lola Hunter, Helen Salter,
Trenton; Miss Conyer Hardy, John
ston; Miss Sophie Rosalind Ouzts,
Waycross; Miss Barbary Christian,
Parks ville; Miss Pauline White, of
the Connie Maxwell Orphanage,
Greenwood; Miss Eva L. Moultrie,
Plum branch; Miss Beauford Rey
nolds, Longmires; Misses Mary
Hughes, Mamie Dunovant, Leila
The young men who desire to go
to Clemson are: Messrs. Frank
Salter and Frank Herlong, Trenton;
Mr. George J. Sheppard, Longmires;
Mr. George Pearce, Johnston.
There was only one applicant for
the Charleston college scholarship,
Mn Joseph Jacobs, of Johnston;
also one for the South Carolina
University, Mr. St. Pierre Herin, of
HU Father's Occupation.
Teacher: "What is your father's
Little Boy: "I can't tell you."
Teacher: "But you must."
Little Boy: ''My father doesn't
want me to tell.".
' Teacher: "I insist on your tell
ing me. I have to know."
/ "Little Boy (tearfully:) "He's
he's the fat lady at the dime
SHOT WIFE SIX TIMES.
Mr. George Bush Shot His Wife
Six Times Afterwards Met
About nine o'clock Monday morn
ing Mr. George Bush shot his wife
six times with a 38 calibre, pistol,
but at this writing, Tuesday after
noon, she is still living. So far as
we have been able to learn, the facts
connected with the dastardly deed,
briefly told, are as follows: On ac
count of the cruel treatment of her
husband. Mrs. Bush has had to
! leave home'several times and go to
live with her relatives. Sunday Mr.
Bush went to Parksville, hoping to
see her. Mrs. Bush then went to
the home of her uncle, Mr. T. P.
Doolittle, near Rehoboth. Her hus
band followed her, spending the
night at a negro house near the
home of Mr. Doolittle. Monday
morning he concealed himself near
the spring, and when Mrs. Bush
went to get water he accosted her.
On her refusal to again live with
him he shot her six times.
The citizens were naturally and
very justly enraged over the shoot
ing of the defenseless woman and
began to search for Mr. Bush. As
soon as he learned of the trouble,
Sheriff Ousts went at once to the
scene. A telegram from the latter
addressed to the coroner was re
ceived in Edgefield late Monday af
ternoon, requesting that he come to
Plum Branch to hold an inquest
over the body of Bush. Whether
he committed sucide or met death
at the hands of some one else has
not been learned up to this time.
Mrs. Bush, who was Miss Alice
Doolittle before her marriage, is a
good woman and her friends are yet
hopeful of her recovery.
LATEE: Since the above was
written, news has reached us that
Mrs. Bush died last night about
A Rhode Island farmer set a
bantam hen on fourteen turkey eggs,
and great was the scandal thereof
throughout the neighborhood.
Friends from far and near dropped
in for to see and for to admire the
"Sa-ay, Silas," asked envious Hi
ram Haggers, "haow many turkeys
d'yew cal'late ter git outer them
"Oh, shucks!" Silas answered.
"I ain't cal'latin' t' git many tur
keys. I jest admire t' see that pesky
little critter a'spreadin' herself!"
Very Small Check.
Closing up hie account with an
Augusta house, a Brunson, S. C.,
customer enclosed a check for fif
In the ordinary course of busi
ness the check was deposited, among
other checks, with ari Augusta bank.
The Augusta bank made the col
lection through the Brunson bank.
The Brunson bank returned five
cents in cash with a charge of ten
cents for making the collection.
Business men can ponder on it
well and long.-Augusta Chronicle.
Profit by Edgefield's Example.
Edgefield is making relentless
war on vagrants. In last weeks Ad
vertiser appeared this notice: If
yon know of a vagrant, white or
colored, anywhere within the town
limite, hand his or her name to one
of the marshals. There's too much
grass on the farms to allow loafers
and vagrants in town." It would
pay Orangeburg to do the same.
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
And how about Newberry? We
see a lot of able bodied boys and
men doing nothing. But then it is
none of our business.-Newberry
Herald ? News.'
When They Built it
During a history recitation i
Washington public school the te
er put the question,
'.When was Rome built?"
The first to answer was a ?
ster near the front, and his r
was, "At night."
''At night!''* repeated the
ed instructor. "How in f
did you get such an idea
"Why, I've often her .
say that Rome wasn't
day," said the, boy.
The Young Man
you, sir, for giving
ance in persuading
The Old Man
ly opposed to t1
PARKS VILLIS fUSW.
Many Fourth cf July Visi
Delegates Elected to th
Since my last the general fourt
of July has come and gone, ant
! it brought among ns many -welcom
ed visitors, among whom^ I may'
mention the following: Miss Emily
Beall, of Blythe, xGa., daughter of
Dr. Josh Beall, formerly of Edge
field, is on a visit to friends in
Parksville. Miss Beall is a graduate
of Bessie Tift of Forsyth, Ga., and
withal a very captivating and cul
tured woman. We are glad to wel
come her because she is cultured,
and refined, and because she is tibe
daughter of an old friend, and the
grand-daughter of Maj. Isaac Boles,
?pf blessed memory.
Another visitor that we are de
lighted to welcome ia Mrs. Annie
Parks, from Orangeburg, the widow
of the late Mr. James T. Parks,
whose unfortunate death occurred a
few years ago. Mrs. Parks brings
with her, her two interesting little
boys and is met here, by her sweet -
step-daughter, Miss Luci^J^?rks,
from Greenwood. They came to ,
visit relatives but especially Mr
Parks' aged mother, "Mudder"
Parks, as everybody caUs her, who
is now going on towards ninety j
years, which to me is beautiful in
Mrs.-Sallie Strom, the widow r
the late Mr. Boat Strom, also pa
relatives a visit Saturday and S
day, accompanied by her beaut
daughrer, Martha. Martha is
baby, and is not only pretty, 1.
getting to be a large one nov
we welcome her, but especi
she welcomed byParksville'p
Mrs. Annie M. Bell,
Judge L. G. Bell, at
Hill, visited her sick
Mrs. D. A. J. B
urday and Sunday. Mrs
fine spirits" over peach _
"and is looking" young a ""~r~
in fact seems to be
youth. She is indeed -
ing woman to be the .
looking man as the i
to come again.
Most often wh'
him, our young
BeU, of Augusta,
in fruit scions,
and girls of
Sunday with f |
Let him com <
The W. C
we trust y