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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WE$SlSDAY, DECEMBER l?st, ?909.
Through the Efforts of the U.
D. C. Lee's Birthday Will
Be Fittingly Cele
, As announced in these columns
last week, through the efforts of the
local chapter TJ. IX C., the 102nd
anniversary of the birth of the
South's greatest chieftain, Gen.
Robert Edward Lee, will be appro
priately celebrated in the opera
Hon. M. L. Smith
house this afternoon. ? splend'd
program consisting of vocal and in
strumental music recitations, etc..
will be carried out. i
The leading feature of the after- '
noon's exercises will be an address
by Hon. Mendel L. Smith of Cam
den, who besides possessing one of
the brightest intellects among the
young men of South Carolina, is one
of the ablest orators of the day.
Though . yet a young man, Mr.
Smith is a lawyer of wide repute,
has been a member of the House for
several consecutive terms, and stands
high in the ranks of the fraternal
orders. He has served as speaker
the house with distinguished abil- !
for two terms. Bo not fail to
Mr. Smith's patriotic address j
e opera house this afternoon,
aside all business and by your
se nee honor the memory of the
Why She Liked Shop.
T?iey hadvbeen talking at the rate
of fully 18 to the dojieu, those fair j
AouD^damsels, arid the subject of!
their conversation was of course,
tie wise and witty sayings; the
charms of manner, and the other,
admirable traits of character pos-j
sea .d by their respective aweet
3 "Don't you like to have anybody
talk shop when they come to see
you?" gurgled Mary.
"Qb, Charlie, of course. He's a j
trolley conductor, you know, and
nearly every time he 'comes to see
me he goes on with his shop talk." j
" What does he sav?" *
"Sit closer; please!"
His Smile Came Off.
In a Pennsylvania town where]
the. Friends abound a prim old Qaa
;ker spinster recently attended the I
marriage of grandnephew, a young)
;person who had in the course of his J
twentyone years received much need
ed discipline at her hands, says Cir
The old 1 ady was at her best on
this festive occasion, and, at a pause
in the wedding breakfast, the happy
?groom looked over at her with a be
, "Tell us why thee never narr jed,
Aunt Patience," he said teasingly.
; "That is soon told, William,"
'said the old Quakeress, calmly. "It j
; was because I was not as easily pleas
ed as thy wife was."
DOING'S NEW DISCOVERY
I Will Surely Stop That Cough.
BUR assortment of Je
Q ware and fine watch"
new and original de
manufacturers in thc
LET US SUPPLY 1
A. J. R
708 Broad Street :-:
No Right to Waste the Land.?
No man has any moral right to
control or work land that does, not
produce a fair crop. To make each
acre produce a full crop is not only
duty each farmer, owes to himself,
but he also owes it to society, to
his country, and to his neighbors,
to- make eachs&_cre. produce its, full
share of the food and clothing for
the race. The so-called "'owner" of
the land is only a long-term tenant
at the best, and no tenant has a
right to leave the, land in worse con
dition than he found it,s nor has he
any right to encumber it with shift
less methods of poor farming and
I keep better farmers from making it
yield its most bountiful harvest
And don't forget that to make good
1910 crops, preparatory work must
begin at once.-Raleigh (3SF. C.)
Progressive Farmer and Gazette.
Laughter a Medicine.
The fact that laughter is a very
real element in keeping well both
mentally and.physically is enforced
oy the following from Success:
Laughter induces a mental exhil
"The habit of frequent , and hearty,
laughter will not Only save you a
doctor's bill but will also save you
years of your life.
There i? good philosophy as well
as good health in the maxim "Laugh
and grow fat." ,
Laughter is a foe to pain and dis
ease and a sure cure for the "blues"
melancholy and worry.
Laughter is contagions. Be cheex*
! ul, and you make everybody around
you happy, harmonious and health
Laughter and good cheer make
love of life, and love of life is half
of health.. '
Use laughter as a table sauce: it
sets the organs to dancing and thus
stimulates the digestive processes.
Laughter keeps the heart and
face young, and 'enhances physical
Laughter is nature's device for ex
ercising the internal organs and giv
ing us pleasure at the same time. j
It sends the blood bouuding '
through the body, increasing the
respiration, and gives warmth and
glow to the whole system.
It expands the chest and forces \
the poisoned air from the least used
Perfect health, which may be de
stroyed by a piece of bad news, by
grief or anxiety is often restored
by a ?rood, "hearty laach. .
A jolly physician is o/tea better
than a l his pills.
Doing Her Best
William Pruette, the singer, tells
.in Success of a servant girl
who came in tc Mrs. Pruette in
tears and asked permission to go
home for a few days. She had a
telegram saying her mother was
"Certainly you may go," said Mrs.
Pruette, "only don't stay longer
than is necessary, as we. need yon."
A week passed, and not a word
from her. Thena came a note
"Dear JVliss Pruette i will be back
nex week an' pies kep my placa for
my mother is dying as fast as she
. Contemplates Enlarging.
During the past year the business
of Mr. W. H. Powell has outgrown
his present quarters in the, rear of
the Parker building, and he is plan
ning to add twenty-live feet to his
repair shop and will double the ca
pacity of his blacksmith shop- Mr.
Powell will also install sone mod
ern machinery for manufacturing
wagon material from our native oak
and hickory. By giving all work
his personal supervision and guaran
teeing every job sent out, Mr. Pow
ell has month by month increased
the volume of his business.
g Jewelry Store.
:welry, cut glass, silver
es is unsurpassed. Many
:signs from the leading
fOUR NEEDS. FINE
VG A SPECIALTY
An Attractive Feature.
Twice each week, Thursdays and
Sundays,' The State contains a
special department entitled, "What
Women Wish to Know," and while
jt was inaugurated t chiefly for the
edification : and delectation of wo
men the men also find much genuine
pleasure jn reading 'the original and
Es.metimto\very unique replies to
the questions propounded. You
will bo highly entertained by read
ing "What .Women Wish to Know/
in The State twice each week. The
following is a specimen of the ques
tions and Answers:
To the Editor of the Woman's De
What is the beSt thing to keep a
woman young? Miss Anxiety.
There is no surer way to frighten
.away youth than to become anxious
to keep it, to "chase" it, as it were.
Don't you know that all things flee
when you pursue them? I think it
is in one of Kipling's jungle stories
in describing the weird dance of
the elephants at midnight in the
deep forests, he makes reference to
''the old maid elephants," with their
thin anxious faces. Some women
make themselves old by trying so
hard to keep young. And, after all
if you are more comfortable just
growing old naturall j- and grace
fully, why, just give up to the in
evitable and be happy. I'm sure
this is much nicer than struggling
so obviously, and running the risk
of being defeated.
But, this isn't telling you how to
keep young. There are two things
necessary, enthusiasm and sleep, and
principally sleep, for then you will
have the enthusiasm. Also, take
the line of least resistance, as much
as possible. Resistance and wrink
les are usually found together. Of
course this does not necessarily
mean that you must be "namby
pamby;" bufdon't "contend."
. In fond remembrance of John V.
Cooper, Jr., who died January 4th,
aged 4 months and 17 days:
Thou hast left us little brother,
And your place can ne'er be filled,
Your dear cradle sits here empty,
And your sweet voice is stilled.
How your bright face seems to
All the long days more and more,
Darling, now our hearts are bleeding,'
And our weeping made them sore^
^Tl?oupiyoul?irt ?sTHittle darling,
Our loss is heaven's gain,
And we hope someday to jneet you,
Where no sorrow's known, nor
May your angel hands e'er guide us,
Closely to our Savior's home.
Where again we hope to see you,
And from joy shall never roam.
Oh! we long to meet you, baby, .
On that bright celestial shore,
There we'll know no pain or parting,
We'll be with you forever more.
System in Farming.
Haphazard farming don't pay.
No difference how hard a man may
work with his hands, if he does not
think and. properly direct his ener
gies he will always be in hard cir
cumstances. In no occupation do
brain and brawn work together to
such advantage as on the farra. The
intelligent farmer has a system to
follow. He does not lay his clevises
and wrenches on stumps or throw
them in the fence corner and forgei
where he left them. He has a place
for everything and keeps everything
in its place. He realizes that it takes
less time to put it in its place while
he has it in his hand than to hunt
for it when lie doesn't know where
it is. He don't break up his ground
when it is too wet, and tries to avoid
putting it off until it is too dry. He
makes his plans far ahead and tries
to work to them. Hi* takes the ag
ricultural papers and keeps abreast
of the times. HVhen he gets a good
idea he puts it into execution even
when it pulls him out of an old rut
in which he has been traveling for
years. He recognizes the utility of
main strength but has no compro
mises to make with awkwardness.
He knows that there are new things
being discovered every day of bene
fit to the farmer, and is ready to
accept what is practical for his
locatiton and condition. The differ
ence between the intelligent farmer
and the one who farms on the
principle of "main i strength and
awkwardness'" is the same as that
between success and faifure. The
Farmers' Union stands for intelli
gent farming.-Home and Farm.
The Cashier's Way.
A woman went to a bank. She
noticed there was a new face behind
the window. Has the cashier gone
away to take a rest?" she inquired.
"No," replied the new man, "he
has gone away to avoid it."-Chica-,
The union meeting of the Sj
vision' Of the Edgefield assooi
will convene with Plum Bi
Bapti?t; church, fifth Sunday
Saturday before being the 29tl
30th of January with the folio
ducted by the moderator.
1st Query-How does the s;
ual condition of our churches
pare with ?heir ?nate rial prospei
C YD Freeland. H E Bunch
G W Hamilton.
2nd Qu?rry-The layman's r
ment: our duty: plan of camp;
E G Morgan, Sr., T G Talbert
J W Adam%
Adjournment for dinner.
3rd Query-The Baptist Coi
a necessity in every Baptist h<
L G Bell, P H Bussey and Re
H Garrett. :
4th Query-As Christian-citi
what should be our attitude tow
maintaining law and order, Re
B Lanham, Rev. L B AV h i te,
Jbussey and J C Harvley.
10:30 Sunday school oxen
conducted by superintendent
Plum Branch$3unday school.
' 11:30-His?ionars' sermon
Rev. T II Garrett, alternate Re^
Adjournment for dinner'.
Afternoon ?fevoted to B. Y. P
work, wit h thc,program.
1st Querys-r3?he youug Chrisl
amt his Bibleftjaaper by Miss 3
tha Dorn. ?
2nd Queryrr^The youug Chris
and his work,: 'an address by 1
3rd Query-~The religious
educational advantages of B. Y
U. work, an address by Mr. Tl
Not only the) appointees on
program, but th?' brethren genen
composing this union, arc rcques
to study thes3 sjhbjects, and cc
to the meetingip'repared to giv<
the benefit of tbejrr counsel.
]). A. J. Bell
? For CommitL
Newsy Letter :JFrom Our F
The date for thc. musical reci
has been set forin^xt Friday even
the twenty-first;! at seven* o'clo
The exercises wiill be at the sch'
house and consist of selections sn
by Prof. holingV chss and sol
f&??tai'WraartetteE'. .vtle*, ?.?d
tettes, also some'recitations7 and
address by Rev. ^Littlejohn. Gl
dren under ten years of age will
admitted free. A small sum of f
teen cents will be charged for th<
between the ages of- ten and eighte
and twenty cents for those ov
eighteen. The proceeds will go t
wards the expense of'the singii
Good results of Prof. Bol inj
work may already .be seen. Oi
former singers have obtained know
edge of lasting benefit; some of tl
more timid or less pretentious sin
ers have been brought to the froi
and buried talents (at least on
Guess who) have been unearthed.
Miss Haltiwanger of Saluda com
ty is visiting Miss Sallie Smith.
Miss Annie Lanford of Lanfoi
is on an extended visit to her sist<
Miss Julia Strom of Rehoboth an
Miss Louise Lipscomb the youn
teacher of the Rehoboth school spen
Saturday night and Sunday wit
Miss Mabel Strom.
Miss Lila and Mr. Joe Lanham o
Ropers were visitors at "Rose Co
! tage" Saturday night and Sunday.
Among the vistors at church Sui]
day were Messrs. Samson, Wilbu
and Charlie StifOm and Frank Lc
We were glad to have Press Lj
on, who has come ont to farm in th
Antioch section, with us Sunda]
and become a member of our Sun
Miss Lucile Whatley from tin
Grove section is boarding at Mrs
Holmes's and attending the singing
Mr. Strom Cauthren and Mis;
Mattie McGee were marreid by Rev
Littlejohn at the parsonage last
The meeting of the B. Y. P. U,
Sunday was fine. Besides thc good
music we had short but excellent
talks made by Brethren Lewis Eu
banks, Corn?liens Holmes, .Ino.
Quarles and Rev. Littlejohn upon
the subject of prayer.
Mrs. A. C. Zehner, a highly rec
ommended lecturer on popular and
reform subjects is to lecture in our
church at three o'clock next Sunday
aid to the children at the school
house Monday morning- After the
lecture to the children she is to meet
with the mothers. We hear such
good reports of her lecture at Col
liers tacit week that we feel that it
will be an unusually good treat to
have her with us and it is hoped
that a large crowd will turn out at
each meeting to hear her.
X. Y. Z.
Parksville Let :er.
Well, your correspondent is sick,
but he cannot refrain from writing
you a note, if for nothing more, than
to say : that Mrs.* Zehner "came, saw
and conquered." She conquered in
argument and captivated by her
sweet pergonality, and completely
won our hearts. She talked to the
young people in the Sunday school,
the young people in the B. Y. P. U.
in the school, and re-organized the
dormant W. C. T, U. with the ad
dition of eleven new members. Our
people are charmed with her un
answerable arguments against the
legalized saloon and will ever re
member her with pleasant emotions.
God bless her iii her work.
Rev. F. II. Garrett preached a
magnificent sermon yesterday from
the text: "She hath done what she
could,-' from w.hich he got the sub
ject "our responsibilities condition
ed upon our abilities." Mr. Garrett
is a good preacher and otir people
heard him gladly.
Since our last, another brick store
has been commenced by Mr. Henry
Freeman alongside the bank. It will
be a nice structure in a prominent
locality and we congratulate Mr.
Freeman for his enterprise.
And this reminds me, that.the
stock holders of the bank had a
meeting, elected Dr W. Gi Black
well, president, with a full set of
directors and resolved to commence
the erection of a new brick build
ing in the near future, The report
shows the bank in a prosperous con
dition being able to declare a nice
Last Wednesday was the saddest
day in Parksville since the tragic
death of Mr. L. F. Dom, caused by
the death of little Roy Dorn whom
God had lent to Mr. Dorn and
family one year and one day. Little
Roy was the idol of the home, and
pet of the community not alone be
cause he was so bright and lovely,
but because of the untimely death
of his lamented father. "Little Roy
went on to be with papa" was the
language of the stricken mother, so
there are some (s) with papa, and a
goodly number left to eomfort a de
voted mother, which is a comfort to
a stricken family. God bless them.
We are sorry to report the sick
ness of Dr. W. G. Blackwell; Mr.
J. C. Morgan, and little- Marion
Traylor, nephew of Mr. Cooks arid
Misses Carrie and Georgia Burk-'
halter, little Lonie Talbert and'-littl?;
William Blackw^elLWe hope th
-.viii nil ?Soon bc contal -:
MORE ?? '
Uncle Henry: "The. way- these
corporations have been: robbing th?
people is just like taking candy
from a baby."
Uncle, Ezra: "Yes, and maybs
they will get spanked for it, too, if
the baby hollers loud enough."
A Long Jab.
"Where have you been for so
long?" asked the head man of the
"Been watching one of the ani
mals clear his throat, sir, replied
"Bul does it take half an hour for
af animal to clear his throat?"
"Yes. sir: it was a giraffe, sir!"
Some Winter Farm Work .That
Pays Big Profits.
Kow is a good time to do the
ditching which is needed aud which
it is practicable to do. Much land
is now almost valueless for lack of
proper drainage, and much of the
ditching which has been done has
been at too great cost and is not ef
fective. The average spade ditch
with its narrow, deep channel,' and
its high banks,which prevent surface
water entering it, is made at too
erreat a cost and is then of little val
ue. A good plow, a scraper, two
or three mules and two men will
do more and better ditching at half
the cost than a dozen men will do
with spades and shovels.
If we must have open, ditches-and
for a time many of us must still de
pend on these for surface
drainage-let us build shal
low wide ditches, with the plow and
scraper and carry the dirt into near
by depressions rather than pile it up
along the sides of the ditch to keep
the surface water from entering the
ditch after we have gone, to the ex
pense of digging it. These shallow
ditches not only cost less and drain
the land better, but they serve as
turn iows, may be crossed with any
sort of machinery and consequently
easily kept clean.-Raleigh, (N. C.)
Progressive Farmer and Gazette.
The firm in faith never stand
Dwarflike sins often have gigan
Prayer turns the heart toward
the sun of happiness.-B. R. Spen
Buy Seed Corn in the Ear.
There ie only one way that the
purchaser can be certain of getting
good seed corn, and that is to. pur
chase from some one of reliability
as to the purity of the varie^, and
then require that the corn I P sent
on the ear. Until the farmers of
our territory learn this one simple
lesson of requiring the seed corn
they buy sent to them on the ear,
there will always be complaints of
failure to obtain satisfactory corn,
no matter how careful the adver
tising managers of agricultural pa
pers may be in guarding them
against fraudulent vendors. Most
of the inferior seed corn is sent out
through ignorance of what seed corn
should be. This will be largely
corrected v^hen all refuse to pur
chase shelled seed corn, but in
variably require that it be sent
them on the ear.-Raleigh, (N. C.)
Progressive Farmer and Gazette.
The union meeting of the 1st
division of the Edgefield association
which meets at the Gilgal Baptist
church on 29th and JOtb.
Saturday ll a.. m. Devotional
exercises conducted by Lemuel Har
11:30--Verbal reports from the
1st Query-The church respon
sponsible for the moral tone of the
community. L N Timmerman J B
Mosely, Whit Harling.
2nd Query-Low spiritual esti
mate on the part of Christians. R
T Strom, C E Burta, J L Mims.
3rd Query-Should the Baptist
Courier be taken and read by every
Baptist family. ? S Tompkins, J
/E Johnson, B T Talbert.
4th Query-Should our country
churches be satisfied with one
preaching service per month. F N
K Bailev. W A Strom, Thomas
5th Query-The layman's move
ment, its origin and aim. C E Burts,
W B Cogburh, J L, Mims.
. Sunday M a. m.-Lecture on
Sunday School lesson. P P Burns.
J1 a. m" Missionary sermon, J E
Corn Still Advancing.
:. The Advertiser has been informed
that corn costs mahout 95 cents per
.bushel in <iar lots delivered at Edge
neM and more than that in broken
"thfe time,, the. raid/lie of January^ '
points to &1.2 5-por-Dnsnel-corri later
in 'the Bpriiag:. The question is, can
Edgefield farmers pay such prices
and "make both ends meet"? We
do not believe they can. The
indications are that western corn
will be still higher next year, so the
wise farmer will plant his best land
in corn, making the area sufficient
to insure a yield that will sup
ply the farm. As bacon, lard and
hams will continue to command
very high prices, sufficient corn
should be made in order to supply
the "smoke house" with home
raised products. Vf ill the farmer
who fails to do this exercise good
A New Back for an Old One
How it is Done in Edgefield.
The back aches at times with a
dull, indescribable feeling, making
you weary and restless; piercing
pains shoot across the region of the
kidneys, and again the .loins are so
lame to stoop is agony. No use to
rub or apply a plaster to the back
in this condition. You cannot reach
the cause. Exchange the bad back
for a new and stronger one. Follow
the example of this Edgefield citi
C B Gray, barber, Main street,
Edgefield, S. C., says: "I am very
willing thac my name should be
used as an endorser of Doan's kid
ney pills as I know they are a valua- '
ble remedy. For years I was bother
ed by backache which became quite
severe at times. There was also a
disorder of the kidneys which caus
ed me additional annoyance. A few
weeks ago I learned about Doan's
kidney pills and concluding to give
them ? trial, I procured a supply at
Penn & Holstein's drug storr. A
short time after I began using them,
I.felt much better and I am con
tinuing to take them feeling sure
that my trouble will so be disposed
For sale by sdi dealers. Price 50c
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name-Doan's and
take no other.
Full assortment of fresh fancy
crackers and cakes.
B. Ti ra ra on e.
Lyceum Attraction, Lee'? Birth
day to be Appropriately
Celebrated, Death of
Mrs. Emma Mobley.
Misa Mary Spann Harrison, has
gone to Columbia, where she will
spend the next three months. ~
At the eleetion of officers for the
the Lutheran Sunday School, on
last Sunday, Mr. W. C. Derrick,
was elected superintendent, Mr.- E.
B. Dasher, assistant superintendent,
and Mr. Junius Bailey, secretary
The next lyceum attraction will
be on the evening of January 28tb,
and the play Rip Van Winkle will
be given bjr Mr. and Mrs. Spragnes
In other places where Mr. and Mrs.
Spragne have entertained, they .have
been published as charming enter
Contractor M. T. Turner is tear
ing down the stores on the lot he
purchased on main street, and will
begin right away to erect two mod
ern and up-to-date stores which will
be an ornament to the street.
Dr. Frank Williams, of Sumter,
spent a few days of last week in/
Mrs. Peter Epes entertained a
few friends on last Thursday in a
Miss Lizzie Waters is visiting at
the home of her nephew, Mr. G. G.
Mrs. James Dobey received a tele
gram on Wednesday morning stat
ing the sudden death of her; little
brother, Roy Dorn, which had oe- !?
curred at Parksville. The little one
had membranous croup and .was
sick for only a few hours. Mrs. Do
bey left that morning for the home
of her mother at Parksville.
Mr. John Edwin Stanfield has
been visiting his cousin, Wallace
Misses Carrie and Bessie Willing,
are the attractive guests of Mrs. D.
' Mr. and Mrs. ?. J. Mobley re
turned" lafit.week from the Augusta
hospital, arid both are improving
rapidly, and able to be up.
January 19th, Gen. Robt, E. Lee's
birthday, promises to be a ?cnost de
lightful day to those by whom it
will be celebrated. The Mary Ann
Bute chapter wilt at this time* en
tertain ali the veterans- in the town
and'Vicinity, besides : several others
An. -'-eyerjlo.vn protrramj^^1--.'
been arranged, consisting of-ad
dresses, patriotic music and.read
ingrs. Each Veteran will bring: a. war
time relic to exhibit. At the conclu
sion, a turkey dinner with ali* the
accompaniments will be served. (The
home of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Turner
will be used for the place of meet
ing, the arrangement of the lower
floor being a splendid place for such
Mrs. Emma Mobley, widow of
the late Dr. J. G. Mobley, died at
8 o'clock Thursday evening at her ,
home here. For about a year she had
been in failing health, and every
means for her restoration was re
sorted to. The devotion and loving
care of her children was beautiful
to see. She was conscious to the end,
and her trust and unwavering faith
in her Redeemer shone at its great
est lustre. She was a woman of the
old school, refined and cultured,
with a loving loyal heart. She drew j
friends to her and held them by thc
magnetism of her unselfish love,
and the memory of her life will
serve to work great wonders for
time yet to come. "Her work will
live after her ; she though dead yet
Mrs. Mobley was a mother after,
the Bible type, and set her children
a godly example, leading them in
the paths that make for peace. She
united in her early girlhood with
the Baptist church,.and was. always
a faithful and consecrated member.
The funeral services were conduct
ed on Friday afternoon at the Bap
tist i?. . ou, uy her pastor Rev. M.
T. juawson, assisted by Dr. C.
Burts, of Edgefield.
From the church the flower Lade!
casket was borne to Mt. of Olivi
cemetery for interment.
Mrs. Mobley was widely con
nected and leaves a host of relatives
to mourn her. Mrs. Orlando Shep
pard, Sr., of Edgefield, was one of
Series of 111 Luck.
A man who believes in the old
saying: "See a pin and-pick it up
and all that day you'll have good
luck," saw a pin in front of the
postoffice, the other day. Bending
down to get it his hat tumbled off
and rolled into the gutter; his eye
glasses fell and broke on the pave
ment; his suspenden1/ gave .way be
hind; he burst the > uttonhole on the.
back of his shirt collar, and he all
but lost his new front teeth. He
got the pin.