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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WE?NESDAY, JANUARY 26th, 1910 NO. 52
life Upon the Farm Should be
Rendered Attractive, (iomes
and Surroundings Im
i Did you ever think, Mr, Farmer,
that all your planning and working
aud making and saving-your
effort* to raise larger crops and ac
quire more money-have, for their
one great aim the making of a befc
;4er, a more attractive, a cheerfuller,
happier home? asks the Progres
sive Farmer. For thin, after all, you
plow and sow and reap-that.you
and your wife and your children
may have a better place in which
to live and may find in it more of
beauty and brightness and comfort.
,Tbere may be some folk* who
wish to acquire property for the
mere sake of possession-simply to
have and to hold and feel that it is
theirs; but we do not believe that
many of our readers belong to this
class. We think instead that most
of you who read this, while you
fully appreciate our efforts to help
you make more money, realize that
if the money thus made does not
contribute to the comfort and well
being of those you .love it is after
all worth very little.to you.
The home is the great thing, and
, a poor home and a good farmer do
hot go together. This is why we
urge each and every one of yon to
"add to his home just as much of
beauty and convenience as in pos
sible. It is only justice to your wife
that she have jnst as many helps
toward making her work indoors
easy and pleasant as yon have in
doing your work on the farm. It is
no more than the absolute, right of
your children to grow up under the
? most _ favorable conditions and
! among the most healthful and in
spiring surroundings which you are
able to provide for them. And lt ic*
not more than yon owe yourself that
vyqu make your home a place to
J^icliyou are always glad, to go
^Attractive to the eye, restful to
?Body, inspiring to the mind, and
?guiling to the heart.
?Salis'is the sort of home which
we every one of our readers'
HHRffift^t07 and which all might
?Me.^ Of course, none of you can
?iave things just as he would; but
we. believe you will find it a money
' makin g proposition as well asa
source of the deepest and truest
satisfaction to have your house
"painted; to make the grounds about
it just as attractive as your means
and time will allow; to see that the
surroundings are healthful; to pro
vide your wife the labor-saving
equipment she needs and save her
just as much work as possible; to
gut in as soon as yon cm a wat?.*
supply anda bath room; to spend a
little for books and pictures and
music and handsome, serviceable
furniture: We believe, let us repeat,
that it will pay you, merely as a fi
nancial proposition, to do these
things; but evea if it does not, you
should do them just the same, fer
i*this not, after ali, what you are
tiying to make money for.-Phila
Twa?rN? Place For Her.
Jt was the first vaudeville perform
ance the old. colored lady had ever
seen and she was particularly excit
ed over the marvelous feats of. the
magician. Bnt when he covered a
newspaper with a heavy flannel
cloth, and read the print through it.
?he grew a little nervous. He then
'doubled the cloth and again read
the letters accurately. '
This was more than she could
stand, and rising in her seat, she
'?I'm goin' home. This ain't no
p?a?e for a lady in a thin calico
CT~WR assortment of Je
fl ware and fine watchi
r new and original de
J manufacturers ih the
% LET US SUPPLY 1
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708 Broad Street
WHITE TOWN UNION.
An Edgefield County Farmers'
Union Attracts Attention.
Others Should Follow
The Advertiser is pleased to see
that the Farmers' Union is pressing
forward in a nntmher of counties in
the state, using every possible means
for increasing its ranks.1
We have all along been an advo
cate of farmers o^.-anizat ons. Not
only do farmer gain new and en
larged ideas by rubbing up against
each other in their meetings; but
throiurh organization they becou^ a
force that must be reckoned wit h
by the commercial world. The
voice of one farmer is unheard but
a chorus of a hundred thousand or
a million voices will he heeded.
Tbere are several local Farmers'
Unions in this county that are peers
of any in the State, while others
to be doing but very little-merely
existing. The last issue of the Far
mers' Union Suntan sellent paper
published weekly in Columbia, had
the following to say of the White
"A letter has just been received
from Luther Ri?Uehoover, secretary
ut tb is local union, stating that five
new members have ?ecently been
added to their roll. They hav e de
cided to pay up their dues for the
whole year fi om Jan. 1, 1910, to
Dec. 31.1910, at one time. They
evidently mean business, and it looks
as if they meando Stick to the or
"The Union had an oyster dinner
on New year's day. This was well
attended and Executiv Committee
man W. R. Parks made an excellent
talk on the objects, aims and pur
poses of the Farmers' Union.
This Union, according to the sec
retary has brighter prospect? before
it this year than ever beftfre.
"What has been done in Edge
field county can be duplicated near
ly everywhere in the State. This is
a suggestion to others to do some
thinir like this."
The Public. Dnntin&OWp
: Columbia, Jan. 2-Hh.--The State
Board of Health has started a cru
sade to eliminate the public drink
ing cup from the State on the
ground that the cup is a dangerous
spreader of infectious diseases. A
bill will likely be introduced in the
legislature abolishing the common
cup in public' places, including
schools, waiting rooms and rail
Dr. Williams, secretary of the
State Board of Health, is exhibiting
a supply ot individual paper drink
ing cup? which are placed in a sm ill
vendor near the water cooler in the
office of the board.
In North Carolina the board of
health condemned the common cup
last July. Authorities have proved
that germs of diptheria, tuberculo
sis and Other loathsome diseases are
conveyed from sick persons to
hea'thy ones on the brim of drink
ing cups in public places.
Mr. Grump (a savage bachelor)
I don't;see why a man should get
married when a good parrot can be
bought for $25.
.Miss Readywitt-As usual, we
women are at a disadvantage. A
grizzly 'bear can't be bought for
many times that.-Boston Tran
"Maria, I can't stand it any long
er. Where did you put my pipe?"
''Up in the attic; John, behind
the old trunk, along with a pack
age of chewing gum I gmt there at
the same time. You may as well
bring them both down."-Chicago I
g Jewelry Store. I
iwelry, cut glass, silver- .. j
ss is unsurpassed. Many
?signs from the leading
fOUR NEEDS. FINE
A SPEC A LT Y
:-: Augusta, Ga. |<
New Year Brings many Changes,
Mrs. Zehner, the Distin
guished Lecturer, Com
Little-Edward Harling, the bright
little son' of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Harling, who has been very sick for?
the past t?.n days is improving.
Miss Nona Math's returned home
last week,; after >'. pleasant visit of
three we'eks to her friand, Miss El
lie Smith, at Clyo, Ga.
Mr. - Cothran and his bride
accompanied by Mrs. Cochran's
brother Mr. Will McGee, all from
Cle* ra, were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
T. J. LaSure last Thursday.
Many changes . wrere made- in our
community with the coming of
the new year. Mr. Doc Prince has
.sold his farm to Mrs. Frank Shel
ton from Modoc, and he and his
wife are .making their home with
their daughter,'Mrs. Jim Hamilton,
at Effie. We w re sorry to lose
these good people from our-neigh
borhood, but are glad that Mrs.
Shelton and her family have come
to live among us and we extend to
them a cordial welcome.
Mr. Markus Timmerman, from
Plum Branch, was a guest in the
home of Mr. and*Mrs. C. L. Mathis
last ?. aturday.
Miss Lucile Whatley, is attend
ing the singing school at. Red Hill.
Sha ca me home last Friday after
noon to spend the week end with
Messrs. Smith and Logan from
Edgefield were pleasant vi itors to
Collier last Sabbath. What means
the frequent visits of these young
Edgetieldians to our community?
Mrs- McKie, widow of the late
Dr. Bob McKie and her son, Mr
Will McKie, who made their home
last year with Mrs. McKie's daugh
ter in Beach Island, have returned
to their handsome home near Col
lier, to the delight of their many
friends and acquaintances.
Little Julian Landrum Adams,
thehandsom little son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Adams, was the happy
recipient.of a very handsome Chr)Lsjt?.
jnas present and "a'beautiful letter,
from the distinguished editor of
The Advertiser for whom little Ju
li?n is named.
Miss Aminee Cartledge retu ned
home last Friday from a delightful
visit to relatives in and around Plum
Mr. and Mrs John Perdue, who
lived las year at tho Dr. Bob Mc
Kie place, are making their home
this year with Mrs. Perdue's moth
er, Mrs. Carrie Hammond.
Mr. Drue Morgan, who resides in
Texas, and has not been in .this
county for many, years gladdened
the heart of bis father Mr. Ivan
Morgan by a visit to him Xmas. ,
The young people of Collier who
took vocal music from Prof. Bohng
have improved wonderfully in sing
ing. We hear many compliments
paid them by - strangers who visit
our Sunday School.
Miss Alice Hammond, the pretty
young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.
R. Hammond, who has been suffer
ing for several weeks with tonsil
litis was carried by her parents to
Aug ista last Wednesday to have
her tonsils removed. We trust the
operation will be successful, and
that Alice will soon be able to re
sume her studies at Cedar Springs.
Mrs. A. C. Zehner, reform lec
turer from Dallas, Texas, addressed
a very appreciative audience at
Peace Haven on the thirteenth in
stant, lt was not generally known
that Mrs. Zahner would be at Col
lier, and for that reason many miss
ed hearing her. Mrs. Zehner's sub
ject "People who help and people
who hinder'' was masterly handled.
Her flow of words is wonderful,
her thoughts are beautiful and so
entertaining is she that her listeners
do not tire. ? We thank Mrs. J. L.
Mims for the privilege that will
again be ours on the 26th, and we
predict a full house to hear this dis
tinguished Southern woman.
While hunting last Tuesday af
ternoon, Mr. Fred Mims had the
good fortune to kill a wild turkey*
gobbler that weighed twenty
On the twenty-third of last De
cember the marriage of Miss Sallie
Bussey and Mr. Oscar Timmerman
was solemized at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr- and Mrs. P. H.
Bussey, near Eftiie, Rev. G. ' W.
Hussey the bride's uncle officiated. '
There were no cards sent out and
the affair was very quiet. After
the ceremony the bride and groom
were driven to Modoc where they
took the train for Augusta, going I
frorruthere to points of interest in
Florida. Mrs. Timmermans is a '
very sweet, lovable and attractive
young woman and has countless I
friends who congratulate Mr. Tim
merman on the good luck which
has attended his wooing. Mr. Ti rn
Notwithstanding Very Small At
tendance, ? Prof. Barr .w's
Remark?,-: Were Timely
It is an extremely difficult mat
ter to get the farmers of tl is coun
ty to attend farmers' institutes.
Less than a dozen gathered in the
court house Tlmr?lay to hear Prof.
D. N. Barrow, It seems that if Hon.
i W. R. Parks./ co cid come from
i Park sv il le scores of other farmers
who reside nearer could have at
tended. ">'$?N??x -. -
In the outset. Prof. Barrow said
complaint has been made that Clem
son college does not benefit the far
mer, so in order''to get in direct
j toucb with the f ffltewnltural classes
I the farm extension1 work has been
i taken up, nude- the direction of
Prof. Bar Idough the co-op
eration of the executive committee
of thc Farmers:; Union he has ar
ranged to conduct two or three in
stitutes iu e?ehcounty.
Prof. Barrow?? remarks Thursday
were devoted chiefly to commercial
fertilizers. He s?id thc fertilizer bill
of the farmers! South Carolina
amounted to about 817,000,000 last
year, or about SIG for every bale of
cotton produced; Within five years
the use ot eommereial fertilize! has
increased 50 '. r?ejpcent, while the
yield of crops 4$B8 increased only
25 per cent, . wlij?h indicates that
fertilizers are not being used to the
best advantage. ? He elven not advo
cate a curtailment but urges a more
intelligent use of commercial fer
Prof. Barrow next entered into
a very interesting discussion of the
treatment of the: soil so as to render
available the plant food it contains.
It matters not how fertile soil may
be, unless it j, is ^ rendered soluble
plants will not, thrive. The applica
tion of decaying vegetable matter
is the most economic way of reno
vating soil. rjjhe; fermentation that
takes place wileri vegetable matter
decays releases . the plant food.
Moisture imist- X>fSpreseiat in -order
to render " ^ianr'foocl available. ' A
large amount of water must also be
provided-for the plant growth.
Ninety per cent of a turnipis water
and 40 to 45 per cent of hardwood
is moisture. But an excess of water
in the soil will exclude the air and
cause the roots.of plants to decay.
It requires 300 pounds of water to
produce one pound of dry matter.
Thus is shown the enormous
amount of water that is needed to
grow a crop. As. it-is impossible to
obtain sufficient water supply from
rain that fills after the crop is
planted water must be stored by
plowing deep in the fall and early
Prof. Barrow spoke at length
upon bacterial life. While, said he,
injurious germs are all about us,
there are thousands of good germs
forevery injurious germ. What is
known as the killing of soil where
lightning strikes a field is simply
the destruction of the germs which
renovate the soil and feed the
plant. Stable manure contains a
large quantity of germs is why it is
so valuable as a fertilizer.
Prof. Barrow is a strong advo
cate of using fertilizers; that are
mixed upon the farm. He says
ready mixed guano is used upon all
kinds of * soil, when the farmer
should study the character of his
soil and mix a fertilizer that is suit
ed to its needs. It is often the case
in buying ready mixed fertilizers
that a man will spend-money for
something that he does not need.
Nitrogen, acid phosphate and pot
ash should be purchased and mixed
on the farms, the percentage of
each being determined by the kind
of soil on which they are applied
and the kind of crop to be grown.
Prof. Barrow savs every farmer
should conduct an experiment sta
tion of his own, in order to deter
mine what kind of fertilizer is best
suited to his Soil. Not*only different ;
kinds of fertilizers should be used :
but varying quantities, the yield !
from each row being weighed in the '.
fall. Actual analysis of the soil does
not give satisfactory results. <
Prof. Barrow advised the usc of
fish scrap or blood tankage for ob- ',
taining nitrogen for mixing f r'.ili
zers,instead of cotton seed rv . He i
congratulated the farmer on ob- j
taining full value of tb' ?ed this i
year, and he is of the .lion that
the mills should co .Ame- to pay .
good prices. 1
lom-I can't teach that Wilson
girl to skate: its no use trying.
Dick-But why does she persist 1
in wanting to learn?
Tom-Oh, she fhinks she falls so
merman is a prosperous farmer and '
saw-mill man, and is worthy the
bride he has won.
I CLEMSON COLLEGE.
Report Shows Affairs of This
Institution to be in Very
Unsatisfactory Con- .
The report of tho legislative com
mittee on educational institutions
, which bas been made public, since
our last issue beara out The Adver
tiser's statement concerning the
need* of au investigation into the
affairs of Clemson college.
There has, not only been friction
in .the management of the affairs of
the college but the practice of nepo
tism-the employment of relatives
by the board of trustees-has also
been a mill stone around the insti
tution's neck. When ? vacancy had
to be filled on the faculty, instead
of employing the most capable man
available ? kinsman of some mem
ber of the board of trustees would
We are more convinced than
ever that a thorough investigation
into Clemson's affairs is needed.
Not only -will JPresident Hell's
statements be confirmed,:but we be
lieve that there will be found other
wrongs to be righted. We are of the
opinion that other resignations than
some mentioned by President'Mell
should be called for. In order for
our readers to see to what extent
relatives uf the board of trustees
have been employed, also to what
extent the president h.as been handi
capped in his administration, we
publish herewith a portion of Dr.
Hell's letter to the legislative com
"Nepotism is a serious drawback
to good and efficient growth in the
college and there should be some
remedy for this evil. The following !
trustees have relatives on the official |
force of Clemson Agricultural col
k R. W. Simpson, three sons-in
law on the faculty.
"W. W. Bradley, a brother on I
J. E. Wannamckcr, a brother
in-law On the,faculty, a. nephew on
<tJhej?tatiou staffa ?-niece -in thc office
of the president, a relative in the
"W. D. Evans, a son in- the
treasurer's office, a son holdiny the
position of fertilizer inspector. ?*;
Alan Johnston?, a mephewort
Three other members of theettf*
lege force are supposed to be related*
to. trustees by marriage, but I ant
not in possession of accurate infor
mation on this score.
Since the college was opened for)
students in 1893 the board of triis^:
tees have appointed 21 of their rela
tives to important positions in;the
college. There are*now ll relatives:
on the present force. The board1
have also appointed two of their
members to good salaried 'places ih '
the institution within the past eight I
"The practice ol' nepotism 'has;
caused much of tho trouble and dris}
turbances during the administraci?n! I
of my predecessors and during "mf. !
term of service as president. As-s?r
evidence of the wilting influence
nepotism has- on thc official action
of the board of trustees, I will cite
three instances which came in my
own experience in my efforts ? to '
equip the college w ith strong arid- '
capable officers: March, 1905,1
recommended to the board of trus
tees a list of mathematical experts
for the chair which had been vacated J
by the death of Prof. P. T. Brodi?
several * months before. 1 headed
this list with the name of Dr. Otto 1
Dunkel, who was then associate pro
fessor of mathematics in the Univer^ \
sity of Missouri. Dr. Dunkel was a (
native of Virginia, a graduate of the
University of Virgiuia with the de- ?
gr?e of master of attn, a graduate of
Harvard University with the degree 1
of doctor of philosophy, and also a .
graduate in mathematics in Gotten- *
gen University of Germiny. He J
spoke German and French fluently 1
and had a reading knowledge of
Spanish and Italian. While abroad \
he studied mathematics under some f.
of the best mathematicians both in \
Germany and in France. There '
were two other strong men on my <
list, but I endorsed as my first choice <
Dr. Dunkel. At Prof Martin's re
quest I submitted his application to
the board for the chair. I did not
consider Prof. Martin equal to Dri f
Dunkel in mathematical training* 1
After several ballots the board failed (
to elect anyone, and after transact- !
ing other business adjourned to meet 1
in July, at which time Prof. Martin '
was elected, although Prof. DunkePs <
name was submitted by me again .
Prof. Martin is a so a-in-law of R.
W. Simpson, the former president i
of the board and a life trustee. My i
work for the college Prom that time I
became greatly hampered and inter- I
rupted by serious difficulties thrown i
(Continued on page 8.) i
Very Unique Celebration of
Lee's Birthday, Masons
Elect Officers. Miss To;
N ney tobe Married.
? ' ? ? t ? .
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, D.
of C., celebrated Gen. Robt. E.
Lee's birthday January 19th, in a
very pleasant manner by inviting
the veterans of the town and vi
cinity to be their guests on that day.
Invitations in red and white were
issued to about 100. The occasion
was had at the spacious home of
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Turner, |Mrs.
Turner being vice-president of the
This home was an id?al place for
such a gathering, for with the large
reception hall with folding doors
between the rooms being thrown
into one, the program for the day
which was as follows, was easily
Prayer, Rev. Joab Edwards.
Greetings, Mayor J. D. Bartley.
Address, Rev. P. E. Monroe.
Solo, Miss Clara Sawyer.
Song, "I'm an old .time Confed
Instrumental / selections, Misses
Parrish and Sawyer. At the conclu
sion of this, all the veterans were
seated to a suraptous dinner of tur
key, ham, salad, rice, bread, pick-|
les, mince pie with whipped cream,
Passing out into the hallway, the j
war relics of the veterans were ex
hibited. Dr. S. G. Mobley had the j
set of surgical instruments he used
in the war; Mr. Shealy, a sabre;
Mr. Griffin Asbell, canteen; Mayor!
Bartley, a small book made from
the bones of Yankee soldiers; Mr.
John Perry, a spoon and fork
which he used during the war, and
obtained from a hungry Yankee
soldier for a piece of 'hard tack;"
Mr. J. W. Payne, bayonet; Mr. S.
P. Sawyer, a cap box; Mr. Wallace
Wright, a cartridge .belt and knap- L
.*?efe?^Mr:V:0': riJ Wem, bayonet; [
Capt. P. B. Waters, a key of a
large powder house and a piece of f
cloth woven during the war; Mr.
.Wayne Posey, a bible; Different]
sizes of shells were also exhibited.
Another interesting feature waB j
an original patriotic song, which
iveteran Joab Edwards sang. The
'sentiment and music were very in-j
These grand old heroes of the
sixties seemed to enjoy being to
gether once, and it was a great
pleasure to the others present to be
with them and listen to their war
- At the meeting of Camp McHen-'
ry on last Wednesday morning, Mr.
J. T>. Edison was elected command
er, Judge J. D. Mobley, secretary,
and Capt. P. B. Waters, treasurer.
Thc above mentioned were also!,
elected to attend thc re-union in the
.;.\Mr. Herbert Eidson has been
/sleeted cashier of the Graniteville j
.Bank and he and his family left on
Thursday morning for Graniteville,
where they will make their future I
home. Di. Dobey has purchased Mr.
Eidson's residence on Edisto street \
Mrs. Missouri Lott, bf Edgefieldi
spent a few days of last week inf
Johnston with relatives.
Mr. Thos. Stausell has returned
from a northern trip.
Miss Sara Water? is the guest of I
friends in Newberry.
Rev. Breeden, of thc M. E. L
church attended the conference.in
C-olumbia last week.
At the masonic meeting on Thurs
day evening last, the following offi-1
cere were installed : H S Toney, W.
M.; T S Milford, S. W.; Lee Pri.-e,
I. W.; J Jacobs, treasurer; J D
Bartley, secretary; Henry Forrest,
S. D.; H D Grant, J. D.; John
Wright, Tiler; Rushton Scott,
jteward. An address was made by
Mr. Giles, of Graniteville, who also | jj
assisted in the installation^
Little Howard, the eSa of Mr.
md Mrs. Heath, died on last Tues
iay.evening, after a few days' ill
less. The burial took place on Wed- '
l?sday afternoon at Mt. of Olives
cemetery, Rev. M. L. Lawson con- ?,
Inering the services.
The following invitation has been
ssued to friends here:
Mr. and Mrs. James Hamilton, (
Kirkland request the honor of your '
presence at the wedding reception
)f their sister, Miss Harriet Toney,
md Mr. Burrell Thomas Boat
?vright, on Wednesday afternoon,
February the 2nd, at half past three
Relock, at home, "Oak Grove"
F?hnston, South Carolina.
Th? wedding ceremony will be at
three o'clock and will be witnessed
3y only the immediate families of
me contracting parties. Both of
ihese young people are widely
cnown and beloved, and their ap
proaching marriage is one of keen
SUIT FOR CHi?,DF
Mra.B. R. Tillman)1 Jr.,
to tho Supreme Court to Re
in tlie State supreme court, this
morning Lacy Dugas Tillman, wife
of?. R. Tillman, Jr.," will .bring
habeas corpus proceedings for thc
recovery of her-infant children,
Dpuschka -and Sarah. It is entirely
probable that there will follow one
of the'most interestiEg le gal "con
troversies in the history of thcjState.^
Mrs. Tillman will brirjg the action ,
against her husband's parents, Sena
tor B." R. Tillman, and his wife,
who are now .in. possession of the
children. .Her attorneys last .night
refused to give out any information,
not that they oppose pnblioity, but
because they wish for the records to 3
be presented in court before any
j Mrs. Tillman, since her alleged
desertion, has been . making. her
home in this city with her nearest
of male kin, Dr. Francis W.Bick
ens Butler.She'" is the grand
daughter of F. VV. Pickeijfljv^'war v
governor" of South Carolina and
the minister to Russia under -Presi
dent Buchanan. To Gov. and Mrs.
Pickens was born:ni St.-Petersourg,
in the palace of the Romanoffs, a
girl baby, for whom* tlie czarina
stood godmother, and "she waa call
ed Douschka, meaning "darling.3*
This woman, afterwards-lbeloved hy
the people of South Carolina, mar
ried Dr. Dugas of Angust?," Ga.,
the father of Mrs. Tillman? The
Pickens family and long been among'
the most-influential in the State.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Tillman, Jr.,
were married December 29, 1903,
and parted in Novemberr 19C8. Just
wbyis.notyet announced officially,
but Mrs. Tillman's relatives stated
that her husband drank to i excess
and was very unkind to - her:1 In
February of last-year, -after a sepa
ration of three months, Mr. and .
Mrs. B.R. Tillman, Jr.,. bejjan liv
ing together again, , and' this was
s?ppo?e^to l e' a'fiappy ending of
the quarrel. . . '
But in December, while they
were living in Washington, Mrs. '
Tillman had a sudden and desperate
illness. Her husband, it is said,
provided no nurse for her, and
showed no proper attentions to lier.
On the first, day of her couvales
cense he came to the apartments and -.
asked to;take the two children to
see their grandmother. The wife
assented, but the children protested
and had to be forced to go to their
grandmother. This was on Decem
ber 3, and Mrs. Tillman has not seen .
ber babies since that hour, xii the
afternoon Tillman came back with
Dutthem. He told his wife , that
their grandmother had taken them
and had gone to South Carolina
with the little ones. A few days
thereafter Mrs. Tillman was in
formed by attorneys for Senator
Tillman that the father of the chil
dren had made and recorded a ,regu
lar deed in which the custody of the
children is.given to the grandpar
ents until the little girls become of
ige. The deed on file with the
jlerk of court at Edgefield shows
?hat young Tillman, after .alleging
iis wife's inability and vinauitabili
,y to raise the children properly,
idmits that he, too, is unable to as
lume the responsibility.
It has been known in Columbia
;or some time that Mrs. Tillman's
awyers have been getting affida
vits from the best citizens of Edge
ield to show that she is amoving
md painstaking mother and that
ihe is financially responsible, hav
ng a plantation which brings an
innual rental bf over $1.000. Thc
tffidavits will declare that the moth
?r is far more suited to raise the
?hildren than their grandparent?,
rho are away from ' home half thc *
Mrs. Tillman is named for the
rrandmother, Lucy Holcombe Pick
ma, the belle of the Virginia fash
onable summer resorts before the
rar. Her husband was war go ver
lor and in her honor there was
ed out a troop knownNthrough the
rar as the Holcombe Legion. She
ras said to have been, the most
?eautiful woman of the South at
Her daughter, Douschka, was
qually as much of a belle in South
karolina after the war. Of thc once
?8tingu?8hed family, but the two
laughters remain, Mrs. Sheppard
nd Mrs. Tillman. The late Gen. 31.
1. Butler was an uncle of Mrs. Till
aan, and he was the political oppo
icnt of Senator Tillman in the bit
er campaign for the United States
enate in 1894. Another interest
ng feature is that the sons of B. R.
hillman and J. C. Sheppard, who
ipposed each other for governor in
892, have married sisters.
B. R. Tillman, Jr., is clerk to
coyer Her Two Little
(Continued on pago 8.) ;