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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9th, 1910
Remarkable Achievement by
Mr. J. B. Timmerman of the
Ropers Telephone Sec
In reading of the invention of the
one-rail car, flight of heavier-than
air ships, wireless telegraph and
telephone, accurate foretelling of
the coming of wandering stars, and
other achievements, of modern
times, one stands dumbfounded and
awe-stricken, wondering what next?
But as none "of these things come
directly under the observation of
the people of this section, they
doubtless do not fully understand
how exceedingly marvelous they
are. However, something- occurred
within the borders of Edgetield
county a few days asro that should
bring Lumu ku oar people the f iel
that we are living in a very wonder
i .il age.
Whilj Mrs. Zehner was lecturing
r.t Ropers some days ago, Mr. J. B.
j i m merman, the popular and very
obliging proprietor of thc Ropers
telephone system, arranged his re
ceiving instrument-just how we do
not know-so as to enable all of the
subscribers, though some of them
were a number of miles away, to
hear every part of the exercise dis
tinctly. .The reading of a scripture
lesson by Rev. P. B. Lanham, the
announcement and singing of the
hymns, and every word uttered by
Mrs. Zehner could be heard. When
some appropriate illustration or
amusing incident was related by
the speaker the ripple of laughter
from the audience in response could
be distinctly heard. The humor
and" pathos of this very talented la
dy provoked smiles and tears from
the eaves-droppers at the other end
of the wires, as well as from those
who sat at he feet. Through the
thoughtfulness and courtesy of Mr.
Timmerman, The Advertiser home
was connected with Ropers, ena
bling Mrs. Mims, who bas been di
recting Mrs. Zeh ne r's movements,
toJjuten for half an hour. Though
.na? miles, away, the entire exercise
could be distinctly., heard in Edge
^?isld, and no1 doubt jnariy of Mr. "
immerman's subscriber's enjoyed
it also. Oar forefather's would
have been exceedingly inered'ilo is
had they been told the future held
such a blessing in store for the gen
erations to follow. The ability to
hear the reading, singing and the
To BEAVER DAM ti
Your attention is c
whicf?$ou are interested:
Fertilizer Sample No. 3
Analysis No. 10570
Of C. S. Meal
Soluble Phosphoric Ac
Nitrogen 6.25 per cent
Potash soluble in wate
Relative Commercial V
Available Phosporic A?
We publish the above oflicii
Edgefield county what they ar
Observe closely and see hov
oar meal actually contains tba
Adjutant General Announces
Schedule For Annual ln
. spection of Militia, Edge
field March 7th.
Edgefield Riflemen, bestir your
selves! The day fixed for your an
nual inspection, March 7th is less
than thirty days off, so you hav.
only a limited time in which to get
everything in readiness. The Edge
field company should make a show
ing second to none in the state. Ral
ly to the support of Capt. Tomp
The following are the instruc
tions issued by Adjutant Genera'
1. The annual inspection of the
National Guard of this state, under
the provisions of section 16, Milita
ry Code of South Carolina, and of
section 14, militia act of Janna;.>
21, 1903, as amended, will be mady
at the various headquarters and ar
mories upon the dates specified in
paragraph 3 hereof.
These inspections will be made
for the '.var department by first
lieutenant Charles H. Cabaniss, Jr.,
U. S. army, retired, and for the
statue by Col. William T. Krook, ad
jutant general, and these officers
will be accorded every facility pos
sible for the proper discharge of j
2. All officers and enlisted men t
will lay aside all other business and
will report at the place and time
designated for inspection.
Officers of the general staff corps !
and departments, regimentally and
battalion,field and staff officers, non-1
commissioned staff officers, and in
dividual members of bands and of
hospital corps detachment, not here
in otherwise provided, will report
for inspection in uniform, dismount-'
ed, at the same time and place as
the organization nearest to their
3. The following schedule for the
inspection will be followed, and no
changes whatever can or will be
Edgjfiald, Miroh 7; Aiken, March
8; B.tmbjrg, M.ireh 9; Barnwell,
entire address so distinctly for a
distance of nine miles speaks vol
umim for the excellent condition of
the lines and the service furnished
by th?,. Ropers exchange. Mr. Tim
merman is to be congratulated upon
this remarkable achievement.
ailed to the following copy of
aluation per ton of 2,000 pounds
iL YSES GUARANTEED ON &
al analysis from Clemson College in
e buying: when they purchase Beaver
T much larger per cent Phosphoric
n we claim for it.
VER DAM A
Edgefield, 5. C.
Edgefield Civic Club Sijutifiiliy
The civic club \va> delightfully
entertained on Thursday afternoon
at the elegant home of Mrs. 13. ll.
Jones on Main street. In spite of
the inclement weather on the out
side,v evert hing was cheery and
bright within, and the guests en
joyed a unique celebration of Si.
Misses Frances Burgess and Nell
Jones played "Cupid's Love Song,"
as a duet, and after some business
of the club, the guests repaired to
another room for some progressive
March 10; Orangeburg, Mandi ll;
Elloree, March 14; Sumter. .March
15; T mmonsville, March 1(5; Con
way, March 17; Georgetown, Mareb
18; Wal ter boro, March 21; Char
leston, March 22, 23, 24-, 25; N.
Brookland, March ll?; Columbia,
March 30, 31, April 1, 2; Florene^
April 4; Darlington, April 5; Hart
ville, April 6; Bennettsville, April
7; Chesterfield, April 8; Camden,
A-pril li; Lanaster. ' . April 12: Lib
erty Hill, April 13; Rock Hill,
April 14: Fort Mill, April 15:
Winnsboro, April 18; Cornwell,
April 10; Yorkville, April 20; Spar
tanburg, April 21; Clifton, April
22; Union, April 25; Greenville,
j April 20; Auderson, April 27; Lau
rens, April 28.
College, S. C. Feb. 4-10
the Fertilizer Analysis in
Drawn at Aiken 1-12
M. B. HARDIN,
Pres. Board Trustees
, M. STACKH0USE,
Sec. Fert. Department.
order to show thc farmers of
Dam cotton Rood meal.
Acid, Ammonia and Potash
were papers on whifh' were written
the famous heroes -.and heroines of
fiction. These were mixed up and
each lady had to gftess the proper
heroine for the bftyo. Almost all
remembered old Barkis of Dickens
fame who *'\vas Willing'' but could
?HOI remember go&L old Pe<rgoty,
hi-; ches '.m. rsnd sojj&rth.
j At, rho second t?fcbk- i hore wore
?paper and pencils;;on which an
original valentine wa"* to be written.
At tho third, a dra-wing of Cupid
thc (-red of Love, ipust bo made,
and at the fourth 'hearts cut into
Of th3 several measures introduc
ed at this session of ,$he legislature
to abate the pistol-cajrirying evil, thc
following seems to b? the most pop
ular and will in all probability bo
co mo a law: , s *
''That from andt-afW the first day
of Ju y, 1010, it shall ,be unlawful
for any one to carry-'-'about tiie per
son, whether c<:n< -^v^or -no^/any
pistol less than" 20 incises long and
three pounds in weight, and it shall
be unlawful for any person, firm,
or corporation to manufacture, sell,
or offer for sale, lease, rent, barter,
exchange, or transport for sale or
into this State, any pistol of less
length and weight. Any violation
of this section shall be punished by!
afine of not more than $100, or j
imprisonment for not more than 30 .
days; and in case of a sale by a per
son, firm, or corporation, the sum of
8100 shall be forfeited to and for j
the use of the school fund of the
county wherein the violation takes
place, to be recovered as. other fines ?
and forfeitures: Provided, This (
act shall not apply to peace officers
in the actual discharge of their du
ties, or to carrying or keeping of
pistols by persons while on their
own pre mises."
Would Hardly Consent.
As Edgefield lays strong claim to
Mr. Lewis W. Parker, the foremost
cotton manufacturer of America,
our people will read the following
with much genuine pleasure:
The Spartanburg Journal in
speaking of a visit of Mr. L. VV.
Parker to S partan burg says it has
been rumored that ho would proba
bly be a candidate for the United
States senate. Wc do not know
that Mr. Parker has any aspiration
in that direction, but we do know
Mr. Parker quite well and wv do
not hesitate to say that there is not
a better equipped man in this state
for United States senator than Mr.
Parker. While ho has been a very
busy man in the commercial world
he is also a well informed man and
a close student of political economy
and tho State of South Carolina
would do Well to secure Iiis services
in tho senate. We have known Mr.
Parker from the time when ho was
a school boy. and wo know him to
be a man of high character and of
intellectual strength and wo would
be glad to see this type of man rep
resenting South Carolina in thc
United States senate. We doubt,
however, if Mr. Parker would con
sent to be a candidate for this posi
tion, or whether he could afford to
accept it, because he is a man of
large affairs and successful in them.
- Kew berry Herald and News.
He-I dreamed about yon last
She-Oh, you did, did you? Well,
you must remember that dreads go
by contraries. N
Ile-That suits me to a dot. 1
dreamed that 1 proposed to you and
you rejected me.--Summerville
pieces, on which Cupid's favorite
verses were written. These hearts had
to bc mended and made whole.
Mrs. B. E. Nicholson won the
prize, both for the best picture of
Cupid and for the best valentine.
She seemed to be in the good graees
of Cupid, and they were all willing
H yield her thc honor.
.Mrs. Jones was ?mt ?atisfied with
his gracious entertainment,. ?but
followed it all with a tasteful and
bounteous course of salad and
Mr. "Henpeck" Asks Question.
Tito following question and answer
taken from the Woman's Depart
ment of Tho ?State will be nf inter
est of some of our readers:
To the Editor of tho Woman's De
Please tell the women readers of
your department whether it is right,
for a wife to get ;money out pf her
1 insbaiid's- r^^?ta-.7.-:the?t.^?8- p^r
mission or without advising him of
the fact. If it's right, Til submit;
but it causes all sorts oT incon
Mr. Hen peck.
If you make your wife a regular,
generous allowance, it is extreme
ly naughty for her to got the pen
nies out of your pockets. Some
men are extremely absent-minded
about matters of this sort. When
they first get married, they deter
mine to be very systematic, and
make the bride a nice, generous al
lowance, which serves all of her
wants without pinching; but when
little "Willie and Mary come alonjr,
it has to be divided, and wife gets
a very small amount, because Mr.
Husband forgets to make additions
to the allowance Also, when the
prices of supplies go up, and every
body nearly is getting a raise in sal
ary, does your wife get a raise in
Possible Boarder-Ah, that was
a ripping dinner, and if that was a
fair sample of your meals I should
like to come to terms.
Scotch Farmer-Before wo gang
any further, was that a fair sam
ple of your appetite.-Presbyterian
Fertilizer Season Fully Open.
The appearance of sixty-seven
<.ne, two, three and four-horse wag
ons on the public square Monday at
one time is sufficient guarantee that
thc fertilizer season is fully open.
Farmers realize that there is no bet
ter time for hauling fertilizers than
right now, while the roads are good
ai?l while'the ground is too wet to
plow, it is well to got thc heavy
hauling over and let the stock rest
before thc * gee-haw" time comes.
Figg-Why do you think that
giving woman tho voto will increase
Fogg-Because few women are
proof against tho influence of thc
Call on Sheriff Ouzts.
Congressman J. O. Patterson has
secured an extra allotment of gar
den seed and while he has endeav
ored to send a package to every
head of a family in his District,
some may have been overlooked.
Any one who has not received a
package may get one by calling at
the office of Sheriff Ouzts, as he
has sent him several hundred pack
ages to be handed out.
Toney-Boatwright Marriage and
Reception Very Brilliant
Function, Mr. Lott In
The wedding of Mr. Thomas
Burrell Boatwright and Miss Harri
et Toney on last Wednesday, Feb
ruary 2nd, was one of elegance and
prominence, both of these young
people being greatly beloved, and
of the first and most honored fami
lies. The marriage occurred at the
home of the bride, "Oak Grove,"
and the decorations of the home
were most artistic. The entire lower
floor was thrown ensuite, and the
floors covered with white canvass.
Southern smylax festooned the
walls, and the mantels were banked
in ferns while tall vases of carna
tions and lillies of the valley lent
their fragrance to the air.
As Miss Mary Spann Harrison
began Mendelssohn's wedding
march, the maids, Misses Nina
Ouzts, Lillie LaGrone and Maidelle
Boatwright entered the front parlor;
then thc maid of honor and best
man, Miss Marie Terrell and Mr.
Benjamin Boatwright; then the
dame of honor, Mrs. .lames Hamil
ton Kirkland, sister of the bride,
wearing an elegant costume of black
Crepe-de-chene and carrying white
carnations. Lastly came the hand
some young groom with th bride,
whose appearance was most queenly.
She wore an elegant creation of
erepc-de-chene'oyer ta flrotn, . he front
and corsage of which was beautiful
in seed pearl applique. Her bridal j
veil was caught back from her love-1
ly face with natuial orange blos
soms, and she boro a shower
bouquet of lillies of the valley. The
maids wore white toilets, and car
ried bouquets of carnations tied
with white tulle.
As the strains of "0 promise me'1
wore softly borne on the air, the
solemn words which made them
man and wife were spoken by Dr.
J. W. Daniel of Columbia.
The marriage was at 3 o'clock
and was witnessed by only the im
mediate . families of the bride and
groora^.andat 3:30 o'clock a recep
^toft^t?elfe?d,:."?t' which tir?e about
200 friends offered congratulations.
The guests were greeted at the
entrance by Messrs. Wm. and H.
S. Toney, M.T. Turner and Peter
Epes, and were received into the
hallway by Mesdames M.T.Tur
ner and H. S. Toney. The guests
were ushered into the parlor, where
stood the bridal party, by Mesdames
Chas. F. Pech man, W. M. Toney
and C. B. Boatwright. The ladies
receiving wore elegant costumes.
After congratulations were shower
ed, the guests passed into the dining
hall, where an elegant collation
In the center of thc room on the
massive mahogany dining table
which has descended from four
generations, was the bride's cake,
from which, the young ladies tried
their fortune. From the chandelier
to the corners of the table were
garlands of smylax and tulle, and
the table was decorated in carna
tions and lillies of the valley. Miss
Lillie LaGrone drew the ring; Miss
Nina Ouzts, the good luck pin;
Miss Terrell, the coin, and Miss
Maidelle Boatwright, the thimble.
Passing into an adjoining room,
the guests were served with an ice
course with cake, and from here
into thc opposit front parlor,
coffee was served, thc table being
presided over by Mrs. Peter Epes.
Mrs. McIntosh had charge of the
registrar book and each inscribed
One room was devoted to the dis
play of the gifts, and seldom is
there seen such an array of cntglass,
silver and china. Thc gift of the
groom's family was a handsome
chest of silver.
As the bride mounted the stair
way preparatory to departure, she
threw her bouquet, and Miss Ter
rell was the lucky wo tn catch it.
As thc party below was waiting
for another glimpse of the bride
before her departure, it was learned
that the young couple had slyly
departed hythe rear stairway and
were then on their way to cat ch thc
5:30 train which would bear them
to Florida, the Land of Flowers, to
spend their honeymoon.
Upon their return, they will go
to the beautiful colonial home the
groom has prepared for his bride,
.which is situated near town.
Master Mark Toney went to
Charleston on Monday to cuter the
Porter Military school. He was ac
companied bv his aunt. Mrs. John
Miss Nina Ouzts spent a few days
of last week at her home here.
Mr. Milton Lott happened to a
painful accident last Friday, while
getting out of a wagon the horse
^Continued on page 8.)
I The Barbarous Statute Has
Been Amended. Mother
Must Consent to Deeding
As was expected, an amendment,
to the barbarous law, which gave, a
father the right to deprive a mott er
of her children and deed them to
another person, has passed the state
senate and will doubtless be speedi
ly adopted by the House. The fol
lowing is to be tiie law in future
with reference to the deeding of
"Section 2689. The father of
any child or children, under i;he age
of 21 years and not married, with
the written consent of the mother,
or the mother of any such child or
children, the father being dead,
whether such father or mother be
under the age of 21 years, or of
lawful age, may, by their deed, exe
cuted and recorded according to
law, or by his or her last will and
testament, made and probated ac
cording to law, and with the written
consent of the sun iving parent, dis
pose of the custody and/tuition of
such child or children for and dur
ing such time as he, she or they7, re
spectably, remain under the age of
.21 years, to any person or persons,
in possession of remainder. Pro
vided. That upon a disagreement
between the father and mother in
I regard to the dispesition of the
children herein provided for, the
.sime sluiil be determined by the cir
cuit court, cither in open court or at
chambers, for the county within tho
children are residing at the time,
upon a petition preferred to the
said court for such purpose by eith
er the father or the mother or a
friend of the children."
Trenton Sustains Great Loss in
the Death of Mr Holland.
Again it is our sad duty to chroni
cle the death of one of Trenton's
most popular and influential citi
zens. After a brief illness of only
a few days Mr. B. S. Holland died
on Thursday morning. Mr. Holland
was about 53 years old arid Iiis
-dearth comes, as a shock to the en
tire comm unity*, not to mention the
grief to his family. We have known
him from our childhood and we
have always learned to look upon
him as an upright man. He always
stood for the upbuilding of his
community and a well wisher to his
fellow man.. In times when grief
and trouble would enter any home
B. S. Holland was euer ready and
willing to do for those.who were in
need. As a husband and father he
was devoted to his family, ever
watchful to their good. They are
the ones who will feel his loss most
of all, for we know of no father
who was more intimate and kept
in closer touch with his children.
To them the community offers its
Negro Lad Shot.
Malachi Mitchell, a colored lad,
shot Jim Williams, another negro
boy, on the plantation of Mr. J.
B. Tompkins Friday night, Jim
died Sunday morning from tho
wound, and Magistrate IS. L. Bran
son held an inquest as prescribed
by law. From the testimony given
at the inquest there was no malice
displayed by either party to the
trouble. The shooting resulted more
from the careless handling of a
shot gun-one boy taking hold of it
while the other had the gun-than
from any other cause. Malachi is in
jail. We presume that application
will bo made for bail.
"Whiskey Did It"
Rome, Ga., Feb. 1.-"Whiskey
did it," is the epitaph which J. M.
Landers, a prosperous farmer, asked
with his dying breath to be carved
on his tombstone.- Mr. Landers
died Inst Friday night from th?1 ef
fects of burns received when hn .ell
in a fire a week ago while intoxica
ted. The lower part of his body
was burned, and when he regained
consciousness he had no recollection
of the happening. His last request
was for wide publicity to be given
his fate as a warn'ng to others.
Rising Vote of Thanks.
The excellent entertainment in
the opera house Friday night last
completed this season's lyceum
course, and a rising vote of thanks
is due Mr. Leslie Kernajrhan and
Mr. Paul Cogburn from this com
munity for their splendid manage
ment of the entire course. We hope
these young gentlemen will at the
proper time arrange for a series of
attractions for next season. We be
lieve the people of the community
will continue to give them very
i loyal support. The Advertiser will
j stand squarely behind t^eia.