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Oldest ?ewspape^t? South Carolina.
', FEBRUARY 2nd, 1910
EDOEFIELD, ST; C.,
A large and. very appreeiativ? aunienoe assembled in the college
auditorium Monday evening last, the occasion being the frst recital of
the s?ssion by the students of the ransic.department. ???
After welcoming the people of the town, President Bailey stated
that the occasion marked the close of the first half of the session, which,
notwithstanding the somewhat tragic beginning, has been the most pro
fitablein the h ?tory of the institution. The attendance this session
' from the town, both in the literary and music department, is larger than
ever before. ~ ?
Eve$ number on the carefully arranged program was exceedingly
well rendered, reflecting the thoroughness that marks the institution's
work in ?very d?partmeut. Tha tollovving was the program in detail.
Piano solo: Valse Engel man
' Miss Ruth Forrest
Piano solo. La Zingara Behm
"Miss Ida Ti m merman
Reading. A Baby's Soliloquy - Anon
9. Miss Florence Mims
Piano solo. Sleigh Bells Lichner
Miss? Margaret M v.
Vocal solo. When the Heart is Young Buck
Miss Madge Turner
Piano solo. Valse Etude Haskin
Miss Rosa McNeil.
Coronet, solo Master Irvin Padgett
Piano solo. Mazurka De Concert Pessarr
Miss Emily Tompkins
Trio.' Encore > de Saxey
1st violin 2nd violin 3rd violin
Miss Lily May Bailey ? Miss R?sela Parker Miss Thelma Bailey
Piano solo. ?onzona espanola > B?hm
Miss Weinona Strom
Duo. Invitation to the Dance Weber
1st piano 2nd piano
Miss Frances Burgess Miss Sadie Mims
Reading. Jimmy Brown's Prompt Obedience Anon
Miss Florence Peak
. Piano Bolo. Valse Caprice Saenger
Miss Hortense Peak
Vocal solo. My Dream Tos ti
Miss Weinona Strom
Violin solo. Rheinl?nder . . B?hm
Miss Lily May Baile}'
Quartet March Hollaender
. 1st piano 2nd phy\
.188 Clara Frier Miss Annie Laura- Attawayv
Miss Maggie Shaffer Miss Kathleen Glover
Fertilizers For 1910.
We have complete stocks of the fol
lowing well known and reliable fertil
izers, i nd respectfully solicit your in
Baldwin's, Bradley's, Baugh's, Swift,
Etiwan, Ashepoo, Palmetto, Peruvian,
germefert, etc. Try Nature's Pure
Unadulterated Peruvian guano and the
Patent Lime Germefert 30-44. We
also carry complete stocks of Nitrate
Soc a, muriate potash, pure german
kainit, dried blood Beaver Dam mills
C. S. meal and in fact we will supply
whatever you" demand in fertilizers.
We trust you will all be happy this
1910 and will of necessity have to en
large your corn cribs, smoke houses
and pocket books in order to gather in
your increased crops.
W. W. Adams & Co.
Augusta's Leading Jewelry Store.
UR assortment of Jewelry, cut glass, silver
ware and fine watches is unsurpassed. Many
new and original designs from the leading
manufacturers in the countrv.
LET US SUPPLY YOUR NEEDS. FINE
WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY
A. J. RENKL,
708 Broad Street :-: :-: Augusta, Ga.
OLD ENGLISH LAW:
Old Statute Giving a Father the
Right to Deed Children
is Causing Much
The following is. the text of ari
old law passed in England in 1748
and enacted in South Carolina in
1887? whicbgives a fathe the right
to deed his children to a third party,
without the km wledg? or consent;
of the mother, the ' mother being
denhd the right unless.the father is
dead: . |
"Section 2689. ' The father of any
child or children, under the age of (
21 years and not married,, whether '
before or after - the. death of such !
father, or the mother of any such
rhild or child ren,.-the father being j
dead, whether such father or mold
er may ' under the age of twemy
pnr . or of full age, rna3r, by.
his ? e deed, executed arid re-1
corded according to law, or by ,his,
or her last will and testament,
made and probated according to
law, risp?se of the custody and tu
ition of such child or children for
and during such time as he, she or
they, respectively, remain under thej
age of twent.s -one years, to any per- j
son or persons, in possession or re
"Section 2080. Such disposition
j'of the custody of such child or child
ren shall be good and effectual
j against all and every person or per
sons claiming the custody of such
child or children, as guardian in
socage or otherwise.
'Section 2691. Any person or
persons to whom the custody of any
child or children has been or shall
be disposed or devised, as provided'
by the two preceding sections of
this chapter, shall and may main
tain an action against any person or
persons who shall wrongfully take
away or detain such child or
children, for the recovery of such
j child or children,, and shall and may
j recover damages for the same in'the
said action, for the use and j benefit
of such child or ehildreu*
"Section 2692. Any ?person,.''<it
"persons to whom the custody of any/
.::hiid <\r>.ohtt&'?a-<uu%- ? be?r?^jr^?tS?
be disposed or devised as. provided
by sections 2589 and 2690, may take
into his, her or their possession, to
and for the use, support and educa
tion of such child or children, all
property, real and personal, which
by such deed or will shall have been
conveyed, or devised, or bequeathed
to such child or children, till their
age of twenty-one years, or for such
lesser time as shall be fixed by such
deed or will aforesaid; and may do
all acts in relation thereto which a
guardian appointed according to
law might do.
"Section 2693. The custodian so
appointed by deed or will shall
make a return to the judge of pro
bate of ali the property which shall
come into his or her possession, and
account annualij7 for the rents,
profits and income thereof, and be
liable therefore, in the same manner j
and to the same extent as guardians
appointed by law."
A Picture of Eternity.
The negro preacher is noted for
his enthusiasm and his picturesque,
almost poetic, way of expressing
things. In "Life in Old Virginia"
J. J. McDonald tells about a new
colored minister who was conduct
ing a revival without much succsss.
At last, however, he awakened his
congregation by asking:
"Does yo' know what eternitv is?
Well, I tell yo.'
"If one of dem li'l sparrows yo'
6ee round' yo' garden bushes was to
dip his bill in de 'Lantic ocean au'
take one hop a day an' hop 'cross
de ?country an' put dat drop of j
water in the 'Cit?c ocean an' den he
hop back to de 'Lantic ocean, jes' !
one hop a day, an' if he keep dat
hoppin' up twell de' 'Lantic ocean
wuz dry as a bone it wouldn't be
break o'day in eternity."
'Dar, now," said one of the breth
ren, "yo' see for yo'se'f how long
Few Small Bridges.
The method adopted for inprov
ing the public roads throughout the
county during recent years is far
better than the old way. Mr. W.
G. Collins, who resides near thu
Greenwood line, was in The Adver
tiser office a few days ago, and,
while speaking of the splendid con
dition of the roads for January,
said that in coining to Edgefield
about fifteen years ago he counted
fifty-two bridges, while now there
are none except across the big
streams. The roads have been ele
vated and drained so as to do away
with the small bridge nuisance.
They were nearly alwavs in bad
condition-a constant nienance to
Tw> of Johnston's Fair Dai
ters Ec cc ire Brides. Eeau
ful "Sfc|?W#rs" Galore.
-On last Wednesday afternoo
the home of $ir. and Mrs- J.
Hart, occurred ' the marriage
their daughters-Miss Mary Ida K
to Mr. Brandet of Spartanburg
The wedding wasa quiet one,
was witnessed^- only the imrr
ate families.' .?At 4 o'clock, the
py couple entered the parlor
Rev. M. L. Lawson, the pastor
ter an imprea^ve ceremony,
nounced them.roan and wife A
congratulations^an elegant wedc
feast .was served.
The bride ii young woman
many lovable-':^.i ts of chara
and the gro?mj?s tu be congrat
ted upon w-innjhg her for a life e
, Miss Harriet Toney, whose 1
ringe "will occur on Wedne?<
February 2rcT;.'was the recipien
much social'..Attention during
week by having a' number of sh
ere given hervb].- ber friends.
. The first tras, a linen shower <
en by Mrs. .John W. Browne
Wednesday, 'danuary 26th. IV
Lillie JjaGrone entertained wit
sache shower?n Thursday, and
Friday morning the Pi Four c
gave a miscellaneous shower at
home of Mis.|Edwin Moblcy.
On Fridayiafternoon from 3:30
5 o'clock,. J^rs. C. F. Pechn
gave a towety-shower for the br
to be, Miss-^Harriet Toney. ?
was assisted in receiving hy M
M. T. Turner and Miss Zena Pax
After the guests had gathered ii
the parlors, .yards and pencils wi
distributed,..and the married lad
were asked to ?vr te true and test
ways of mari'tging a husband, a
the young ladies were to give si
gestions. ' i /Those were gathered a
read, \vhienj6aused much merrime;
and afterwff'cds were tied in book
Torn), v, itirdainty teovers done
water co]o -i'of cupids and hear
The yo-. ."^es^were then giv
>7cTl?nW\;6.i,ry"""Tn??r fortunes frc
a large heart on thc wall. Each w
blindfolded and given an arrow
pierce the center, the one doing
to be the first married The foi dil
doors into the dining room we
thrown open and the party w
seoted to a delightful salad cour
with sweets. As Miss Toney \
turned to the parlor, she was pi
sented with a huge red heart, fil h
with the gifts, \y Misses Bess
Ford and Frances Turner. Tl
hostess made the afternoon one <
genuine pleasure to all.
On Saturday afternoon the D. i
C., gave a miscellaneous shower fi
one of the members, Miss Harri
Toney, the affair being at the hon
of Mrs. J. H. White. The invit
tions we e done in red and whit
and the decorations of the horr
were very pretty with conf?d?ral
flags. As Miss Toney and her vi:
?ting friends entered the parlor, th
first of thc program was rendercc
Mendelssohn's wedding March, Mir
Sue Sloan, violin; Miss Addie Ouzt:
piano. Reading, 'That sweetheai
of mine" Miss Lillie LaGrom
Selection, "Home making," Mrs
Wm. Lee Coleman. Song, "B
Sweet," Mrs. J- H. White. Son?
"'Dixie," U. of 0. As the song wa
ended, the folds of the large fias
just above Miss Toney'a head wer
loosed, and the gifts were showerc
upon her. In the dining room, :
tempting repast was served and sev
eral toasts were ?iven the bride.
Mr. J. L. Walker has been criti
cally ill with pneumonia, but is con
sidered some bettei this week.
Mr. George Logue was here Sat
urday and was accompanied bonn
by Miss Mettick. of Sumter, who
will teach thc school at Meeting
Miss Epes, of Laurens, is thc
guest of Mrs. Peter Epes.
Mis. Ida Stevens and Mrs. Ben
L. Stevens, of North Augusta, visit
ed at the home of Mr. J. W.
Payne last week.
Misses Teresa and Vernor Halti
wanger, have been visiting Miss
Grace Haiti wanger.
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Wright have
moved into their pretty new home.
Miss Dosia Werte is at home af
ter a visit to Greenwood.
The masquerade at the skating
rink on last Thursday evening, was
a very enjoyable and amusing af
fair. Everybody was there, even
the gypsies, clowns, cowboys, uncle
Sam, Western boys and girls, Romp
ers, the twins, Dolly Varden, the
Queen of Hearts and various other
queerly costumed people. Miss Sara
Norris was awarded the prize for
the most striking costume, and Mr.
Auburn Moyer's costume won the
prize over the other young gentle
men, and Mr. Benjamin Lewis won
a prize for the fastest skater.
Oldest ??^|^eFpn South Carolina.
?DGEFIELD; G., WEDPSSDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, 1910
Progressive Town Growing.
Judge Luther Bell Aged
From Loss of Sleep, in
Looking for Comet.
I will give you a few items of
news from the west-side.
Modoc has already four stores
and four new ones in sight, a plan
ing mill, sale stable spoken of and
a foundry not impossible.
Modoc has a good school taught
by Miss Carrie Still, of Greenwood.
Rev. T. II. Garrett is our pastor
and he has made a fine impression.
Oats are somewhat damaged. Mr.
J. T. Reece has ploughed more
land than we have seen elsewhere.
The Twin City Power Company
has cut short work for the present.
Less guano has been hauled from
this point up to now than for years.
Mumps is in full sway near us
not a pleasant visitor to be sure.
The high price of corn, meat and
flour is a timely warning, which we
had better heed no*.
We met Judge Luther Bell not
long since and he looked to be 75
or 80 years of age. He must have
been watching for Halley's comet.
Mr. Tom Hussey (Tuck) has ap
plied for king of the horse traders;
hope you will meet with success,
Mr. J. 0. Marshall will retire
from business March 1st and enjoy
his good fortune. He points with
pride to the work he Las done
never again to trouble his tranquil
When you visit our little town
you will lind it wide-awake. The
merchants are ever ready to greet
you and sunshine will be found in
Death of Mr. Joshua W. Harris
Mr. J. Harris Kemp returned
from McRae, Ga., last Thursday
where he had been visiting relatives
several weeks, and brought back the
news of the death of his uncle, Mr.
Joshua W. Harris, which occurred
at his home in McRae January 21st.
He was buried with Masonic honors.
Mr. Harris was born and raised in
Kirksey section of Edgefield county
and resided there until about fifteen
years ago, when he moved his fam
ily to Georgia. Mr.. Harris was a
gallant Confederate veteran, and
his old war-time comrades, as well
as his friends among the younger
generation, will be saddened to
learn of his death. He is survived
by his wife, one daughter and two
sons. Before her marriage Mrs.
Harris was Miss Mattie Schenk, a
sister of Mrs. J. N. Schenk.
Noted Athlete Opposes Cigar
Pittsburg-, Jan. 27.-"The cigar
ette is more harmful than whiskey
and young men of this university
who expect to make the track or
football team had better cut them
out now/' said Joseph H. Thomp
son, coach of the football and track
teams of the University of Pitts
burg, inaugurating a crusade to
stamp out the cigarette among the
"No student who has the welfare
of the teams and the university at
heart will put temptation in the
way of others by indulging in the
tabooed habit," he continued.
This declaration was made before
the assembled students called to
discuss plans whereby the young
men conld give greater support and
encouragement to the athletic teams
of the university. Chancellor S. B.
McCormick and the faculty were
present and immediately rallied to
Coach Thompson's support.
"Cigarette smoking is one of the
most dangerous habits there is to
day," he said. "I have not much to
say against cigars, for they are not
as harmful as cigarettes. But tobac
co in any form is bad for athletes."
The Father of Him.
Census Taker: "Give thc ages
of your five children."
Father: "All right .Mary will
be 13 in September-13, yes, that
must be right; and John is -John
ahem-he's going on ll, I guess;
then Helen-wait a minute, I never
could remember how old she is
but Fred is-Fred is-let me see
and Archie-heaven's man, my wife
will be back at 5:30-can't you
come again then?
"But surely you arc the man I
gave some pic a for?ight ago!"
"Oh, yes, lady;-1 th-ortjibt perhaps
you'd like to know that I am now
able to get about again.'"'
DLA Iii Al TK?R1VW.
Mrs. Stoudemayer Died From
Barn. Farmers Union and
Fertilizers. Marriage of
On last Monday a very sad acci
dent occurred at the home of Mr.
Lem Stoudemayer. Mrs. Stoudemay
er, who has been sick for several
months and just convalescing, was
standing near the tire and her dress
caught on fire. She tried to extin
guish the flames, but was unable
and ron out of the house, calling
her husband who had gone ont only
a few minutes before. When he got
to her she was horribly burned.
Dr. Morrall was soon with her, but
her burns were of such a serions
nature that she died early the next
morning. Her remains were carried
to Monetta for interment. Mrs.
? oudemayer was before her mar
riage Miss Lizzie Thrailkill, of
Monetta. This is one of the saddest
deaths that has ever happened in
On Tuesday we saw a distinct
evidence of what the farmers union
is doing. The largest crowd of wag
ons and teams we ever saw here
came in early to haul fertilizer.
There was such a crowd that it took
until ll o'clock to get all .of the
wagons loaded. When the farmers
from all sections come together as
the farmers have done something
will be accomplished.
At the home of Mrs. Leila Roper
on Thursday evening, Mr. A. J.
Day and Miss Marie Roper were
married. Only a few of the relatives
and intimate friends were present.
Mi. and Mrs. Day left on the 7:30
train for Fountain Inn, their future
Mr. J. M. Long has returned
from an extended trip to Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Wolf, of Augusta,
have been visiting the latter's pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bettis.
Another new firm has begun
business in town, J. R. Moss and
Mrs. William Addison, of .Co
lumbia, visited relatives here last
Business of a Newspaper Man.
It is the business of a newspaper
man to boom the city for all it is
worth, month after month, and then
see 8100 worth of printing go out
of the city because ten cents can be
saved by so doing.
It is the business of a newspaper
man to give every local enterprise
enthusiastic and frequent "send
offs," and then catch shoel because
il failed to chronicle the fact that
some prominent citizen had his
delivery wagon painted.
It is the business of a newspaper
man to subscribe liberally to every
public, church and charitable enter
prise, advertise them for nothing
and then be called prejudiced and
mean spirited because a column is
not devoted to that particular affair.
It is the business of a newspaper
man to pump hot air for every busi
ness concern in town and then see
those same business houses sending
their printing to neighboring towns
and cities, because on 1,000 note
heads 15 cents can be saved, and 10
cents can be saved on 1,000 bill
He must also advise the people to
trade at home with home merchants
and then witness those merchants
sending their printing to out-of
town print shops.-Elberton Star.
She-"This dress doesn't become
ray complexion. I must change i.t"
He-' More expense? I can't
stand it; you will ruin me!"
She-"You silly! I don't mean
thc dress-I mean the complexion."
"Made a Daisy."
A well known divine was preach
ing one Sunday morning on the
subject of "The Great and Small
Things of Creation." To illustrate
his thought that nothing was either
too vast or too tiny to be of interest
to God, he proceeded in these words:
"The Creator of this immense
universe created also the most in
finitesimal atom in it. The architect
of these vast mountains fashioned
also the tiniest thread of gold run
ning through them. The God who
made me made a daisy'"
"Hard" Boiled Eggs.
Mrs. Dickenharry-For goodness'
sake, Mary, how long did you boil
these eggs? The New Cook-Thirty
minutes, mum. Mrs. Dickenharry
But didn't I tell you that three
minutes was enc ugh for an egg?
Th? new cook-Yessura. But I biled
ten of 'em.-Cleveland. Reader,