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vm EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18th, 1909. _ N?'29'
VOL. 74. ,_- - -^===== i _:-""
The Advertiser's Representative
Traveled Fifty-odd Miles In
specting the Farms of
Having a decided predilection for
rural scenery and the charms of
country life" also a very strong de
sire to see some of the magnificent
crops of the northwest-side, The
Advertiser man arose with the lark
Thursday last and embarked for a
day's journey through the heart of
that favored section. As between an
aeroplane, automobile and gray
horse, the wayfarer very wisely
chose the faithful old g-ray, the
slowest but by great odds the safest
and surest means of transportation.
On some Edgefield roads an auto
may jeopardize life and limb, and
an aero may encounter some of the
prize corn in its wingless Hight over
While Plum Branch was our ex
treme destination, we made a mid
way stop at the hospitable home of
Mr. John Hughey, where we chang
ed "engines" and took.aboard a con
genial companion in the person of
our bachelor friend, who very mys
teriously and suspiciously sufferer
a fracture of two ribs some months
ago. However, John has not only
entirely recovered but having been
a regular attendant upon barbecues,
picnics and "big meetings," is be
coming quite rotund in physique.
Pastor's Right-hand Man.
In passing, let us say that a ver;:
pleasant feature of the day was th ?
companionship of John Hughey,
who in many respects has few peers,
particularly from the standpoint of
beautiful Christian character. John
is one of the pillars of Rehoboth
church, a right-hand man of Pasto.**
Littlejohn. He has been the efficient
superintendent of the Sunday school
' for seven years. Our friend is a good
farmer and has now one of the best
crops, taken as a whole, that tho
. wayfarer saw. There is but om?
thing needful to complete the lifo
and happiness of this son of Adam,
and fortunate indeed will be tjio
" Eve whom he woos and wins.
Great Development Within Decade.
In journeying from Mr. Hughey'is
to Plum -Branch we passed many;
. fields of very promising cotton. Tho
corn was "spotted," some bein*:
unusually fine and some very poor
Probably no other section of thc
county has improved more within
the past ten years than has the Re
hoboth-Pl?m Branch neighborhood.
The prosperous and progressive
section or belt also extends up
through White Town. The big!
standard of morality, splendid
school, industrious and frugal hab
its of its citizens, together with tho
adoption of modern and progressiv?
methods of farming, have mad?!
White Town an ideal rural commu
The wayfarer and his companior
reached Plum Branch at the eleventh
hour, reining our tired steed up.be
fore the home of 4 raine host," Mr.
E. C. Winn. We found Mr. and
Mrs. Winn enjoying . the best of
health. The many friends of Mrs.
Winn over the county will be happy
to learn that she has almost entirely
recovered from the fall of some
months ago. Mr. and Mrs. Winn
are very happilj7 situated at Plum
Branch, occupying a commodious,
comfortable, centrally located resi
dence with Mr. and Mrs. Evan
Cochran. A happier home circle
would be difficult indeed to find.
The Famous Winn Corn.
Just across the* street from Mr.
Winn's residence is the famous prize
acre of corn that has set the entire
west-side agog. Many persons have
gone to inspect it, and Mr. Winn
says that twenty or more farmers
have told him that they purpose
having an acre of tine corn next
year. This acre was planted on
April 11th in 3? feet rows, and
from 3 to 10 inches in the drill. In
one place the writer counted five
ears on stalks that grew in a space
of ten inches, and in a number ol"
places a man of ordinary size can
stand and touch from 20 to 24 large
ears without moving out of his
tracks. Besides broadcasting twentj
loads of stable manure, upon the
laud, Mr. Winn applied l,00t
pounds of guano and 200 pounds of
nitrate of soda. The total cost of
labor and fertilizers, (not including
the stable manure has been only
$15. After plowing the corn one
time, Mr. Winn worked it exclu
sively with a cultivator. This acre
of corn is indeed a wonderful sight,
and as to the yield it is impossible
to estimate. The wind blew much
of the corn down, breaking sonn
entirely off, which will diminish tilt
yield to some extent. As the corr
was so dense before the wind blew
it down, visitors almost got lost,
just as they would in a cane brake.
TRENTON ON THE GO.
Cotton Opening. Presbyterian
Revival. Afflicted With
Automobile Fever. Mr.
Hughes Elected Cashier.
Trenton, though.silent for some
tim2? is yet on the go. We occupy
the samo position on the map and.
we enj<>y the same comforts our
forefathers enjoyed. I say we are
yet on the go .
Fodder pulling is about over,with
exceptions possibly of some late
plantings. Cotton, which we tailed
X sometime ago, is beginning to
open and before many days it will
be going on the market. Some
fanners are putting the estimate of
their yields far too high, we believe.
It is true that cottou has a very large
weed in places but if you notice ii
careful1 v you will find that the bolls
are not so thick. This cast wind
for the past4 wo or three days has
caused it to "throw off" considera
bly. It is not weed that makes the
bales. Pea-vine hay is fine. Corn
in i places is extra fine and ia other
places is extra poor.
" Mr. A. J. Day bas resigned as
cashier of the Bank of Trenton and
MT Henry Hughes has the position
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Leppard went
to Baltimore and New York for a
. Revival service is going on in the'
Presbyterian church this week.
Mrs. Jerome Courtney returned
from Darlington last week, where
sh'e has been visiting relatives.
It is talked that several parties in
and around town will soon purchase
Mr. Fletcher Padgett and Mr.
Clyde Crouch of Saluda have been
visiting1 friends and relatives,
Mrs. J. B. Knight is visiting rel
atives in Anderdon.
It was suggested that he tie one end
of a string to an outside slalkand
fasten the other end in the interior,
so that visitors could follow the
string without losing their ?vay.
annual Protracted Meeting.
. After leaving this corn, which
doubtless excels that to be seen in
the Mississippi. bottoms/ye attended
the revival services in tile Baptist
church tba- were being conducted
by Rev. L. B. White, assisted by
Rev. Mr. Bass, of McCormick. Under
the leadership of " Mr. White the
Plum Branch church has greatly
prospered. At the conclusion of the
morning service a bountiful feast
was served OTK the long tabb under
the trees near by. The vyiter is
greatly indebted for the many kind
attentions from the good people of
Plum Branch on this occasion, par
ticularly for the thoughtfulness of
Mr. and Mrs. Winn.
Three Acres on One Farm.
Nothing daunted by th e intense
heat, The Advertiser man and his
companion resumed their journey
immediately after dinner, arriving
in a few hours at the home of Mr.
S. Cheatham. We greatly regretted
the absence of Mr. and Mrs. Cheat
ham, who were on a visit tc rela
tives in Georgia. However, Epton
Cheatham accompanied us over the
farm, on which there are three very
fine prize acres. Epton has one and
his father two, Mr. Cheatham's plan
being to enter the best acre for the
Mr. Cheatham sent to Alabama
for some Blount's prolific corn in
the early spring and planted the
15th of May. His rows are about
four feet apart, and the corn is very
close in the drill, being from two to
ten inches. Instead of selecting very
fertile ground, Mr. Cheatham plant
ed his prize corn out in a large field.
After applying 18 loads of stable
m inure he used 1800 pounds of guano
250' pounds of soda and 200 pounds
of cerealite, making 2,250 pounds
of commercial fertilizers to the
acre. This, so far as the writer's in
formation extends, is the heaviest
application of fertilizer ever made
in this county. However, he will
make more corn on one acre .than a
negro will make with two plows on
adjoining land. Unlike most of the
prize corn we have seen, Mr. Cheat
ham's stands perfectly erect. The
reason that it was not blowr. about
by the wind is due possibly to the
fact that it is fully a month later
than most prize corn. If favorable
seasons continue, one acre of Mr.
Cheatham's corn will fill a crib. The
silks or forms are there by the
thousands, every stalk doing its
duty-some double duty. To say
what this corn will make in oushels
would be only guessing, for we do
not believe that there is a veteran
corn grower in the county who can
come within five or ten bushels of the
yield. Such a wilderness of corn as
the prize acres, so dense as to appear
impenetrable at a distance, is en
tirely out of the usual order of
things in this county, and so amazes
Lyceum Course For Approach
ing Season. Mr. Boatwright
Damaged by Wind and -
Hail. Picnic Praised.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cox, of Sa
vannah, are guests at the home of
Mr. J. W. Hester.
Miss Addie Stansell, of Augusta,
is visiting the family- of her uncle.
Mr. Thos. Stansell
Mr. Charlie Nickerson, of Au
gusta^ spent last week with relatives
Mr. Wilber Wertz left last week
for a month's stay in New York,
Mr. Templeton, of Atlanta, was
here recently and made final ar
rapgetnents for the Lyceum course,
tlie first number to come on in
October. The course will be given
under the auspices of the D. of C..
and some excellent attractions are
in store for the people.
Miss Rosa Hirschner, of Atlanta,
is the guest of her friend, Miss Fan
Misses Sue and Ella Smith and
Sara Stevens are visiting friends in
Mr. J. W. Payne and Mr. and
Mrs. M. T. Turner and family have
returned from a week's stay at Mr,
Payne's country place, located on
the Saluda river, near Chappells, S,
Mr. Thomas Stansell went to
Sally's on Fridav to attend the
burial of his brother-in-law, Mr.
Mrs. May Taylor and children,
lr?ve gone to Augusta where they
will make their home in the future
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Wright have
returned from Sullivan's Island
Mr. Ben Mays, of Edgefield,
visit?e, relatives here last week.
Misses Nina and Andrina Ouzts
are visiting relatives in Greenwood.
Mis? Petula LaGrone has return
ed from a visit to her friend,'Miss
Slater, at Orangeburg,
Mrs. .Fay Deane, of Atlanta, is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. B. L.
Mr. Edwin Mobley is having
a pretl,y home erected on the lot ad
joining that of Mr. A. J. Mobley
. Miss Elma Pitts is visiting her
friend, Miss Sara Stevens
One.day last, week during ase
vere rain and wind storm Mr. Bur
rell Boatwright suffered considera
ble lots. The hail almost ruined his
crops, and the roofing of his house
was blown off. Mr. Boatwright was
not at home at the time,
Miss Harriet Toney is at home
after a visit to her sister, Mrs
Kirkland, at Ola, S. C.
Mesdames T. R. Hoyt and Wil
liam Toney, who have had an at
tack of fever, are much improved.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Brown, of
Vidalia, Ga., are guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Waters. Mrs. Brown is
pleasantly remembered as Miss Sal
Mrs. Alice Cox has returned from
a visit to Atlanta;
Mr. Lucas Walker has gone to
Glenn Springs for a few weeks'
Mrs. Smith has returned to Ocil:
Ia, Ga., after a visit to her daugh
ter, Mrs. M. L. Lawson.
Mrs. Maggie Hill and Mr. Roger
Hill, visited Mrs. Wlliie Tompkins
Quito a number from here attend
ed the picnic at Centre Sring on
Thursday last, given by Co. F.,
2nd. S. C., regiment. This was one
of the best picnics ever held here,
and all ave loud in their praise of
and dazes one as to paralyze judg
Mr. Epton Cheatham, who farms
on his father's plantation, had. his
pet acre damaged by an overflow
through the centre. The corn was
planted on a low piece of land and
he was unable to work it as well as
he intended, owing to the ?xeessive
rain. But in spite of the unfavorable
conditions it is very fine corn. Ep
ton also planted on the 15th of May,
selecting common yellow corn for
seed. He used 1,325 pounds of guano)
and 100 pounds of soda but
not any lot manure. His rows are j
about the'same width as his father's,
but not so close in the drill. The I
ears appear to be larger and heavier |
than those of the prolific com. Al
though unfavorable conditions will
curtail his yield, Epton is not dis
couraged. He says he never expects
to. plant corn the old way any more.
Even with the yield cut short, we
doubt if Epton would'exchange the
corn he will harvest from his acre
for the entire corn crop of many
tr. ">-hc :e farmers in the county.
Soon after leaving Mr. Cheat
ham's, Mr. Hughey bade us adieu
and the writer turned his face to
ward Edgefield, reaching home ;
about nine o'clock. Although great
ly fatigued by the drive of fifty-odd -
miles, we were amply repaid for the i
ROAD FOR EDGEFIELD.
Capitalists Organizing to Build
Old Greenville, Greenwood
and Aujrusta Railroad
A strong .company io being or
ganized to build the old Greenville,
Greenwood and Augusta railway, or
what was once known as the Caro
lina, Knoxville and Western, but
which failed " after getting a road
built from Greenville to a point
near Caesar's .:Head, which is now
in operation.. Representatives of the
company are now out securing the
necessary rights of way and reviv
ing interest in the enterprise among,
the farmers.; It is not decided yet
whether to dparate a steam or elec
tric raid. A charter will be applied
for in a day-i'dri so.
The enterprise is being backed
by Frank :;H|tn^mond, a Greenville
banker, Hen^;'Briggs, a Greenville
capitalist, arid by J. F. Charles also
of GreenyilleiAAssociated with them
are H. L. Zinfiperly..and Col. J. F.
Faucet of Rm Jork.
The Greenville Piedmont savs:
"To-day,? J. P. Charles will
leave the city.Nm a trip through the
country towardj. Augusta, the object
of which is to-^revive interest in the
old Greenvi?i?,;:. Green wood and Au
gusta railway,'^ or what was once
known as the's ?Carolina, Knoxville
<fc Western railway, and to get, all
farmers and property owners along
the proposed route to give the new
company in 'charge a renewal of
right of way.
"It will be remembered that y ears
ago this road-was agitated, the
farmers and property holders along
the proposed ronte going so far as
to give right of?^ays to the promo
ters, and actual^rading was com
pleted qaite a distance.
"A new comp?my, composed of
Mr. Frank Hamciond and Mr. J.
P. Charles and other prominent
men of this city, with Mr. H. L.
Zimmerly and Col J. E. Faucet, of
New York, have _ taken charge of
this undertaking,-fand to-day made
application to the -Isecretary of state
for a charter for .the road.
"The proposed. ](oute is down thc
Augusta road, talcing in the bes;
farming distrie.:, v/ir.his state..,It wilii j
open and develop e?me'of the finest '
farming lands iii the country. The
new promoters urge that all farmers
along the Augusta road and vicini
ty give them all the aid and help
they can and for the small hamlets
along the route to join in the move
"The new promoters are going
into the undertaking with vim and
vigor and they hope before many
months have passed that they will
have things in such shape that they
can begin active work on the roa,d.
They are undecided yet as to wheth
er they will operate an electric or
steam railway, but after all right of
ways, charters and so on have been .]
secured, and the necessary arrange- i
ment8 are made, they will decide ?
definitely as to what sort of cars they i
will handle. ;
"The new company which is i
headed by Mr. Henry Brigg, has
had printed the necessary legal j
papers which will be used in secur- <
ing the right of ways, and Mr. (
Charles will put these through the
"The plan of the new company is
to follow the Augusta road as close
ly as possible until it reaches the
grading of the old route, then it
will run its line down to Greenwood
and on from Greenwnod to Augus
"if this road is put through it
will open up a splendid country,
and will Paean much to this city in
She-I'm living on brown bread
and water to improve my complex
He-How long can you keep it up?
She-Oh, indefinitely, I guess.
He-Then let's get married.
Knew Day of His Departure. ]
A lady in a Southern town was
approached by her colored maid, ,
&ys Everybody's. "Well Jenny ?"
me asked seeing that something was !
in the air. ' Please, Mis' Mary, j
might I have the afternoon off three .
weeks from Wednesday?" Then,
noticing an undecided look in her -
mistress' face, she added, hastily. ;
"I want to go to my fiance's f un'ral." ]
''Goodness me," answered the lady;
''your fiance's funeral! Why, you 1
don't know that he's even going to '
die, let alone the date of his funer- ]
al. That is something we can't any
of us be sure about-when we are
going to die." "Yes'm," said the <
girl, doubtfully. Then, with a tri- i
umphant note in her voice, "I'se
3ure about him, Mis' cos he's goin' 1
to be hung!"
Splendid Meeting at Republican.
Base Ball Favorite Sport,
New Ginnery of Dr.
Fodder pulling time has come and
the farmers of this locality are bus
ily engaged in saving their fodder,
the weather being most favorable
for the work.
After a pleasant visit to relatives
in the Collier and Antioch commun
ities, Miss Addie Smith returned to
her home near Savannah, accompa-.
nied by her cousin, Master Jamie
Mr. and Mrs. Jack'Harting, with
their interesting children, spent last
Sabbath with Mrs. Harling's father,
Mr. Ed Hammond.
Mrs. Lodge, accompanied by Miss
Ellie May Miller, went down to Au
gusta last Friday morning,returning
Miss Myrtle Pierce, from Colum
bia, and Miss Mamie Addison, of
Edgefield, who have been the charm
ing guests of Miss Ruth Hite near
Effie, have returned to their respect
Miss Nannie Marsh, of Morgana,
was the guest of Miss Madge Dorn
near Faifa last week.
Miss Effie Wates,af ter a pleasant
visit to her sister, Mrs G.'W. Bus
8ey, has returned to her home in
A series of meetings were held
at Republican church the week after
first Sunday and notwithstanding
the inclement weather much inter
est in the meeting .was manifested
and much good work
was accomplished by the faithful
pastor, Mr. Littlejohn, aided by our
beloved friend, Rev. John P. Meal
ing. There were several additions
to the church. The ordinance of
Baptism will be administered on
Saturday morning before the first
Sunday in September.
We were told by one of the good
members of Republican that Mr.
Littlejohn was doing a great work
in that church, that he has done
more to build up a feeling of broth
erly love among the members than
any pastor they have had for many
years, and the good part of it.is, he
has been successful-in his efforts.
Mr; ami.Mr*. T .|. Dorn lefv Fai
fa on the twelfth"" instant "'to make
their home at Meriwether. ' We
very much regret tl?e departure of
these popular young people from our
neighborhood, but wish, for' them
and little J. T. much happiness and
great prosperity in their new
Miss Ida Miller is spending this
week with her sister, Mrs. T. li. Gil
christ, near Rehoboth.
There seems to be great attract
ion at Colliers for Messrs. Tom and
E. B. Williams, of Cleora, they be
ing frequent visitors in our commun
Mr. Tom Adams will enter upon
bis duties as clerk in Dr. W. E. Pres- !
cott's large store, at Prescott's, on
September the first. Tom is a young
man of sterling character and Dr.
Prescott is fortunate in being able 1
to secure his services. 1
Mr. Lewis Hammond, accompan- ?
?ed by his sister,Miss Alpha, attend- ,
sd church at Rehoboth on last Tues- ;
Some three weeks ago Mr. and
Mrs. Baxley, of Morgana, brought i
their baby who was very ill to Col- '.
Hers, for medical treatment, and so
ill was the dear little fellow that it i
was thought best for Mrs. Baxley to '
remain with baby as the guests of
her kinsman, Dr. J. Ni.. Crafton,
hoping in a few days he would grow !
better, but despite the skill of the
physician and the loving care of '
the anxious mother and her friends, '
the dear little boy of eleven months '.
continued to grow worse till his pure i
little, spirit returned unto God who i
gave it. The. fond parents Lave the i
sympathy of this entire community
in their bereavement. ?
Miss Kate Addison, a beautiful
young lady of Due West and a for- 1
mer teacher of the Colliers school,
was most cordially greeted by the 1
entire Colliers community during (
lier recent visit to her cousin, Mrs.
r. L. Miller.
Mrs. Walter' Harris and children 1
ifter a very enjoyable visit to Mrs. 1
D. T. Mathis have gone for a short 1
i'isit to her parents near Edgefield !
before returning to her home in Au- s
The many friends of Mrs. Belle ,
Parkman will regret to hear that she t
is ill. ' 1
Mrs. P. B. Whatley, accompan- \
ied by her daughter, Miss Lucile, ]
lias gone to Edgefield on a visit to
the former's brother, Hon. J. W. j
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller are re- <
reiving the congratulations of their 1
many friends on the arrival of the
wee baby girl who came to their <
borne on the fourteenth instant. |
In a game of base ball played at !
A CLUB AND A FEAST.
Sancho Panza Talks of The
Work Already Accomplish
ed by The Parksville
Your correspondent. Mr. Editor,
some time ago told you of the
Parksville hat. Well, Sir, it has
come into its own, which means
that it has gotton in its work. You
will remember that a prophecy was
made as to the havoc that would be
wrought amongst engineers and
others living in bight of or getting
a peep at one of these hats and its
wearers. Well, as I have said, the
fat is in the fire and the prophecy
fulfilled. Men have been smitten
without number by that hat and the
chosen among them carolled into a
olub with a mysterious and, accor
ding to one of your contemporaries,
a most aw'f ul name.
They call themselves the Dann
and W?.nns but they have a couple
of other names in strange lan
guages that they don't call them
selves in public, and the public in
revenge call them many other
names. They have been called the
polyglot club from the many writ
ten and the one or more unwritten
languages they speak. They have
been called the sparking and the
co'ting club. I can't say why. They
have been called the Septuagint
but they have outgrown this. Their
emblem is a green badge covered
with gold lettering in many tongues.
Their public function, a most lauda
ble one, seems to be the giving of
feasts. To these they invite your
correspondent, their benefactor and
other chosen and kindred spirits.
The club's high officers are feminine,
ergo the feasts are perforce beyond
On Tuesday evening last at the
residence of Mr. L. F. Dorn and the
home of the fair vice president one
of these feasts was spread. Among
the honored guests of the occasion
were Miss Helen Smith, of New
berry; Mr. Moore, of Greenville;
your late correspondent, Don Quix
ote, and Sancho Panza, the discover
er of the hat and Mrs. Panza.
In the absence of the.club's presi
dent. Miss Sallie Parks, . its vice,
Miss Martha Dorn, conducted the
ceremonies, acted as gracious hostess
and 'made tn?~'' guests v pay toll in
speech and song. Dr; Bell gav? the"
young folks advice counsel, and ad
monition. Mr; Fowler praised their
hospitality. Mrs. Fowler their elo
quence and that of Cicero. Mr.
Dorn said come again. Mr. Moore
said we'll come, and Miss Smith
charmed with song and sold. The
solemn rites of the club were per
formed by Misses Dorn and Bell and
Messrs. D. N. Dorn, J. H. Elkins,
Jas. Parks and D. A. Bell, and mys- '
terious plans were made for future
startling public events. Of course
Parksville is on tip-toe to discover
the new event and your correspond
ent sleeps with one eye open in
hopes of making a scoop for The
Now, Mr. editor, all this is not ;
news, just comment. Your regular
2orrespondent, Mr. Anon, will give
yon the cold facts as news.
Flat Rock on the 31st of July, Col
liers defeated Flat Rock with a
score of 19 to 5. At no tim) did
there seem to be any chance for
On the seventeenth instant on the
diamond at Collier the Sweet Wa
ter team won a score of 18 to 15 in
the morning and in 'the afternoon
the, score was 8 to 0 in. favor of
Sweet Water. Both sides played
well and for a time it was hard to
tell which side would win. It was
thought by many that Collier woufd ;
have come out ahead in the after
noon had it not been that the arm
of one of the Collier pitchers gave
Mrs. C. T. Mathis has gone for
i visit of a few days to relatives in
Batesburg. She will return home
next Friday accompanied, by her
idopted daughter Miss Aminee Car
tledge and Mrs. Edwards and her
?laughter, Miss Sue.
The new gin house that Dr. W. ;
E. Prescott has built near the term
inus of the key road has been fitted
ip. with the requisite machinery for
nuning and balirlg cotton. This
nnhery occupies one of the best
sites in this part of the country, and
xnder the management of Mr. Tom
Miller has always done a good busi- ]
iess but with the three new gins and '.
;he many conveniences provided for ?
ooth ginner and farmer it is thought <
Lhat Mr..Miller will be kept in a
rush during the ginning season.
After a few days visit to the home
?olkf, Mr. G. D. Mims returned to <
Parksville last Monday, where he is
mgaged in overhauling the large ?
Hour mill of Mr. Bob Parks.
Mr. and Mrs George Adams visit- ;
jd their cousin; Mrs. Anna Swearin
*en, who is very ill, at Trenton, last :
ritU HILL iVl^HllWtr.
Twenty-six Unite With The
Church, State Evangelist
Assisted Pastor. Many
Our annual protracted meeting
which commenced on the third Sun
day and lasted through Friday is
said to be one of the best ever held
in our church. Rev. Littlejohn, as
he usually is, was fortunate in get
ting a good man , to help. Rev. J.
E. McManaway, the state evange
list, arrived in time to be with us
in all the services. His sermons
were plain, practical, and inspiring.
Christian workers set out with re
newed energy to the harvest and
their hearts were made glad as the
power of the spirit turned the way
ward children back into the path of
righteousness and sinners unto re
pentance. As a result of the faith
ful work of pastor, evangelist, and
their co-workers, twenty-six are
now candidates for baptism and we
are expecting more to follow. Also
one. was added by letter.
Among the many visitors in our
community during the last two
weeks, were Miss Sallie Haltiwan
ger, of Saluda; Misses' Janetta
Quarlea, Hattie* Pearre, Norma
North, Mrs. Mattie Summerall and
Mrs. Fouche, of Augusta; Misses
Viola and Josepha Burnett, . of
Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Pat Rob
ertson, of Modoc; Miss Leila Kemp,
of Greenwood county: Mr. arid Mrs.
Milton Bussey, of Modoc; Miss
Beulah Jumper, of Springfield; Mr.
Wallace Prescott, of Edgefield;
Messrs. J. L. Quarles, of Johnston;
Mr. Albert Talbert, of Greenwood;
Mrs. J. C. McFarland, nee Miss
Alice Prescott, and husband, of
Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Hugh
Wates, Myrtis Redd and Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Holston, of Edgefield;
Mr. Fed Bledsoe, of Johnston. We 1
were also glad to see others from
the different sections of .the county
at our meetings.
The entertainment given by Miss
Ruth Hite in honor of Miss Pearce,
of Columbia was very much enjoyed
by the young folks of Red Hill.
The many friends of Mrs. H. H.
Smith are delighted to see her out
again and looking so well.
- We rejoice with -Mr. and: Mrs
Walter Holmes , over~tbe m;-arkejl
improvement of their littlechild
which' has been at death's door.
We are looking forward with a
great deal of pleasure to the union
meeting which will convene with
our Church Saturday and Sunday
next. Though the protracted meet
ings, which is "death on chickens,"
is just over we believe that we shall
be able to provide for a large prowd,
if all the runaway chickens are
caught. Come all who can to Red
X. Y. Z.
Rich Banker-So you want to be
Suitor-Well, Fm not . exactly
keen on that, but as I want to marry
your daughter, I suppose I shall
have to take the othez job on, too.
Judge-You are a freeholder?
Talesman-Yes, sir; I am.
"Married or single?"
"Married three years last June."
?y "Have you formed or expressed
any opinion ?" N
"Not for three years, your honor." !
Butcher-What can I send you
to-day, Mrs. Styles?
Mrs. Styles-Send me a leg of
mutton, and be sure it is from a
black sheep; we are in mourning,you
Father: You should never do in
private what you would not do in
Sweet seventeen:-How about my
morning bath? '
"With one exception? everything
I've put money into has gone up in
"What was the exception?"
"An air ship."
Would Take Poison.
An Irishman was sitting in a de
pot smoking, says the Kansas City
Independent, when a woman came
md, si tting down beside him,remark
"Sir, if you were a gentleman you
would not smoke here."
"Mum," he said, "if ye wuz a la
ly ye'd sit farther away."
Pretty soon the woman burst out
"If you were ray husband I'd give
"Well, mum, returned the Irish
man, as he puffed away at his pipe,
'if you wuz me wife* I'd take it."