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EDGEFIELD, S. C.. 7/EDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 1910
RULES ARE SUG
Important Announcement IM
Boys Who Will Join i
More boy farmers in South Caro
lina are interested in the growing
of corn than eyer before in the his
tory of the state. Over 1,000 young
men will take part in the boy's corn
club work and clubs have been or
ganized in many of the counties of |
the state. The growing of corn by
the corn clubs is educational in its
nature and is a part of the state de-j
partment of education. <
The United States department of !
education has issued the following '
tentative plans for the corn club'
work in this state:
Tt i? worth while to get a boy to
form a good purpose and work per
sistently toward its accomplish
ment. If a number of boys can be
induced to strive for the same goal,
with a spirit of friendly rivalry
which stimulates observation, study,
industry and economy, then th
good results will be increased many j
Such is the plan of the boys'1 corn j
clubs in the farm demonstration ,
work. In order to get the best re- j
suits it is not only necessary to get
the boys to unite their efforts, but
it is also essential that other vital I
forces in the county co-operate. One
of the strong features about the
demonstration work is that it is co
operative. So in the boys' depart
ment we frequently find the county
superintendent of education and
teachers, the demonstration agents,
the business men, the newspapers
and the parents giving aid and sup
Wh.-ire this work is being intro
duced in a county, the county su
perintendent of education and teach
ers can reach the boys in all sec
tions of the county more quickly
and more effectively than any ot li er
agency. The superintendent can ex
plain the plan to the teachers, and
they can explain it to th? b>ys and
secure the names of air boys who
uill agree to plantone acre of corn.
It is best to begin with corn. It is
a fino subject for study, and our
people need to raise more corn in
order to be prosperous and inde
After this is don3 a masting of all
bovs interested should ba hsld a: the
Is the Only Di ad
P. N. LOTT,
: CORN CONTEST
[ade For Edgefield County
the Boys' Corn Club.
court house for the purposes of or
ganization and instruction. Such
meeting should be held as early in
the season as possible so that every
boy may have time for proper
preparation of soil ar d selection of
seed. For the first year it has been
found advantageous to see that first
class seed are furnished to all of the
boys alike. After that each boy
should select and breed his own
seed. Whenever a special agent of
the United States department ot
agriculture is located in a county it
will be found that he will gladly
help.in giving instructions and ad
vice in regard to the agricultural
part of the work, either to the comi
ty club or to local groups of boys
whom he may meet in his rounds
over the county. -
Circulars ard Bulletins.
Just as soon as the names of all
of the boys are as embled by the
county superintendent of education,
duplicate lists should bc sent to Dr.
S. A. Knapp, Washington, D. C.,
H'ho has charge of the farmers' co
operative work. These boys will
from time to time receive circulars
of instructions and information in
regard to preparation, fertilization,
cultivation, seed selection, etc.
These circulars furnish excellent,
subject matter for discussion at* a
club meeting or for a lesson in
school. They also lead to further
study of farmers' bulletins and
books. A boy will profit from such
j lessons, discussions and books be
cause lie is making practical appli
. cation of tha principles taught. HJ
'learns scientific agriculture because
he needs it and not because it is
Rules and Awards.
It is not necessary to have many
rules. A few regulations, however,
are necessary in order to prevent
misunderstanding. It is well for the
boys ti) elect chair own president,
vice-president, secretary and treas
urer. Some clubs have badges of
membership in the shape of a but
ton with the name of the club, name
of the county and state, and the
year printed or ?mgravwd upon it.
The following rules might bs
adopted by a club, with such modi
uctive Instrument Ti
Johnston, S. C.
fications and additions as may be
j found necessary:
j 1. Boys joining: clubs and enter
ing: contests must be under 18 years
2. No boy shall contest for a
; prize unless he becomes a member
of a club.
3. The members of the clubs must
agree to read the instructions of the
4. Each boy must plan his own
crop and do own work.
5. Exhibits must be delivered to
the county superintendent of educa
tion by October 16.
The amount of the yield and
the method of measurement must be
certified by each boy and attested
by at least two disinterested wit
nesses, who shall be satisfactory to
the county supe intendent.
7. In awarding prizes the follow
ing basis shall be used: (a) greatest
yield per acre, 30 per cent; (b) best
10-ear exhibit, 15 per cent; (c) best
written account showing history of
crop and all expenses, 25 per cent,
(d) best showing of profit on invest
ment, 3U per cent.
Experts from agricultural colle
ges and departments of agriculture
and leading farmers should be in
vited to act as judges and also
to give talks on corn judging and
In estimating profits uniform
prices should be used, for instance:
$.3 per acre for rent, 10 cents per
hour for thu work of each boy, and
5 cents por hour for each horse.
Fairs and Imbibing.
Where there is a county fair the
boys' exhibit should ba shown there.
If no fair should bc held in a county,
the boys' exhibit should b? collect
ed in the court house or aovad other
public place easy of access.
A good exhibit by a boys' club
may lead to the establishment of a
county fair. Exhibits by local clubs
at school houses stimulate the work
and give fine opportunities for gen
eral instruct tm Although thu clubs
may start wit h corn, thc develop
ment naturally lea-Is to exhibits of
other farm and garden crops.
The object of the bovs' demon
stration work is the same as that
among me.i, ..namely, better methods
-, of for.nojiigian^
: of the boys in tue clubs who begin
i to study agriculture in this way will
continue the study in the agricul
tural colleges, others will continue
. such efforts on their farms, and all
ested and Endorsed
i sickness is alike to Oxydonor. It appli
id timely use, you are revitalized by Oxyg
ital necessity, and when plenty is instills
orce to overcome disease, no matter what
ital organ is destroyed.
Dxygenation of the whole organism reach
ll this is simply the operation of a naturi
mysterious about it. Hundreds have b<
rights disease, Rheumatism, Sciatica, (Mt
luble, Catarrh, Indigestion, Dysentary, Li
Bronchitis, Dropsy, Ulcers, Tumers, Ab:
Liver, Kidney, and Bladder diseases.
, Colds, Headaches, Appendicitis, Paral,
n, and all acute diseases.
)S $10, 815, $25 and $30. ]
in every community, good
Mgr. for Dr. H.
of therri will make more useful and
more efficient citizens. From tha
pleasant and profitable experience of
owning and managing their small
plats they will develop into inde
pendent, intelligent farmers. The
j country needs such a citizenship,
and such a lifo' offers and will offer
great opportunities for some years.
The professions are crowded and
?the wage-earn?rs must pay high
prices fortheriecassities of life. Thc
j wise and judicious producer can en
joy health, wealth and contentment.
The question is1 how many boys can
be reached and'. influenced thus to
O.. B. Martin,
Assistant in Charge Boys' Demon
Advice to Yourie Lawyer.
The judge's son had just finished
his course in lav and came home
triumphantly, witn his sheepskin in
a fine frame. Thc old judge turned
to his son ; wi tlf.. some wholesome
advice. 1 My son, when you have a
case in court and your opponent ha?
the law on his side you must talk
facts, and when he has the facts on
his side yon must talk law." The
young man sat and pondered awhile
and then asked: ''Father, what
must a fellow do when his oppo
I nent has both the law and the facts
on his side?" The judge looked
wise and replied, -'Just talk around
and around, my son.''
We tremble for the woman who
would leave a 850 sewing machine
ont in the yard without protection.
Should be the defendant in a di
vorce suit before the sun could set
on the man's wrath. And yet lmn
dreds'of men are just that careless
with machines that cost even
more. Expensive mowers, binder?
and threshers can be seen in the
fence corners or open corn field in
most any week in . the year. Tim
! ravages of rust arid weather send
'them to thc scrap heap before they
should ?how signsjof-serious wear.
Bnt for the., fact ,that we are
the most pr? speroiuB people on earth
we would be bjmkggipted by our own
prodigality inside^Vof five years.
Pony suitable for n. child, at a
J. H. Cantelou.
by the United
es to all cases. By its right
jen from the air. Oxygen is a
i into the body, it gives Vital
the disease is. so long as no
es and remedies all ailment,
d law, and nothing unreason
3en cured of Nervous Prostra
?scular and Inflamatory.) Stom
ang trouble, Erysipelas, Dyph
scesses, Spinal disease, Blood
All fevers, Pneumonia La
ysis, diseases of women and
Local agents wanted
Mrs. Payne Better, Building
Boom Continues. Mrs. Zeh
ner Spoke in Me thodist
Mrs. J. W. Payne, who has been
in failing health for the past few
months, suffered from a stioke of
paralysis 'ast week, her right side
being the affected part, and for
several days was in a critical state.
She is considered much better at
Mrs. Judith Douglas, of States
boro, N. C., has been on a visit to
friends here. Several years ago she
made her home here with her moth
er Mrs. Pollock.
Mr. Fletcher Wright has rented
the Mark Toney farm, and moved
his family into what was the home
stead, a few days ago.
Mrs. John 0. Gough, of Atlanta,
Ga., was the guest of friends here
last week. j
Mr. J. L. Walker, who has been
ill for the past month with pneumo
nia, is able to be out again.
Dr. Frank Williams, of Sumter, '
spent a few days of last week here
Mrs. Adeline C. Zehner spoke in
the Methodist church on Tuesday
evening last in interest of temper
ance. About a Wiek ago she was
here, and charmed her audiences,
and all were delighted to hear her
again. It was her 'ntention to go to
Saluda on Friday and make an ad
dress there, but the very inclement
Messrs. M. T. and J. M. Turner
arc both having neat cottages erect
ed on their lota in Eidson park. The
park is well laid off and shade trees
have been set out, and is a most
desirable place for residences.
Miss Mary Carwile, of Newberry,
is the guest of Miss Sara Waters.
Mr. and Mrs. William Toney
who have been here for a few days
have returned to their home at
North, Orangeburg county.
Contractor AI. T. Turner took an
automobile trip last week to North,
S. C., his purpose being to view
some timber which he contemplated
buying. At an early date he will
carry his force down totagin the
Miss Leila Samraons, of Macon,
Ga., is the guest of her sister, Mrs.
Miss Lillie L^Grone is visiting
friends in Augusta.
Mr. Bruce Colemin, professor of
mathematics at South Carolina
University, has been visiting his
sister, Miss Ethel Coleman.
A GRATEFUL PATIENT.
A Strong Endorsement of the Ox
ydonor, the All Healing De
Johnston, S. C., Jan. 24, 1910
Dr. H. Sanche Co.,
489 5th Ave, New York. N. Y.
Dear Sirs: Your manager, Mr. P.
N. Lott, called at my house a xew
days ago to deliver an Oxydonor
purchased for my daughter. She
wanted it for constitutional treat
ment, however, when Mr. Lott came
he found me in bed very sick with
LaGrippe. My head, joints and mus
cles all seemed to ache at once; ray
nausea was so great 1 could not hold
my head up, and my bowels and
kidneys were in a bad fix. After ap
plying the little instrument as di
rected, iii a short time I was perfect
ly easy and slept soundly. On wak
ing I took the Oxydonor off for
awhile and applied again that night,
feeling very comfortable. Next
morning 1 was well. I ate my break
fast and went to my business.
My daughter is now improving,
having discarded all medicine, feel
II)?.: better than she has for quite a
ame. I certainly believe that dia
.1 action will revolutionize the meth
od of treating sick people and will
be a panacea for all human ills. I
heartily recommend it to thc afflict
(Signed) J. B. Odom,
Emerson: There's nothing like
Waters : What? This sounds
strange from a happily married
Emerson: I know. But I was
very much afraid that the doctor
was going to say "twins" last
"Look here, doctor, how much
are you going to charge me for this
"Oh, you've got enough to worry
you now, without facing that."
Hon. C. C. Featherstone De
nounces Law Permitting Tear
ing of Her Children From
Mrs. Ti Iman.
Special to The State.
Laurens, Feb. 12.-Deepest inter
est is manifest here in the bill now
before the house in reference to the
right of the father to deed, without
the consent of the ir jther, away the
custody ?:f children.
C. C. Featherstone was asked to
day if he cared to express an opin
ion on the bill of Senator Graydon
now before the general assembly,
which seeks to restrict the statute
under which Senator Tillman is en
deavoring to keep possession of his
son's children against the wist es of
Mr. Featherstone was reminded
that he is a candidate for gov
ernor this year and therefore
might not care to express his opin
ion, especially when the rights of
Senator Tillman were involved.
But, in reply, he said that it made
no difference whatever that he is
a candidate, nor whose rights were
involved, that he heartily com
mended the bill introduced by Sen
ator Graydon and hoped it would
become a law.
I have always had my convic
tions on matters of this kind," said
Mr. Featherstone, "and have never
hesitated to express them, no mat
ter what the circumstances; I am
unhesitatingly in favor of the bill."
;'An act which allows a father,
who is admittedly incompetent to
take care of his children (and little
girls at that) to convey them to a
third person, to the exclusion of
their mother and with utter disre
gard to her rights, is barbarous and
unworthy the State of South Caro
lina; it is enough to make the blood
of every true man boil," said he.
Continuing, Mr. Featherstone
said : "I am truly sorry that Sena
tor Tillman ever permitted himself
to become a party to any such trans
action; even after the deed was
made, when he found that the
mother wanted her babies, he ought
to t have turned them? over to her
^jfeS?te??S andjVithout forc:
lng her into the court?.
Mr. Featherstone estated that he
did not believe ihat the act now in
force was ever intended to apply to
such a case, but that it should nev
ertheless be swept from the
statute books, so as to leave no room
for doubt and to prevent any mis
Already Cut Off Twice.
An epileptic dropped in a fit on
the streets of Boston not long ago,
and was taken to a hospital. Upon
removing his coat there was found
pinned to his waistcoat a slip of pa*
per on which was written:
"This is to inform the surgeon
that this is just a case of plain fit,
not appendicitis. My appendix has
already been taken out twice."
South on Boom.
All the picturesque incidents of
rapid growth which are suggested
by the word "boora" have been for
thirty years associated with the
West. For the next twenty years
the South is to be the country of
quickly doubling population and all
the other phenomena of expansion.
And, once started, the South may
easily go farther than the West. It
has much that the West never had:
For example, coal and iron in abun
dance and within a stone's throw of
each other; plenty of lumber-one
half of the country's remaining
timber is in the Southern States;
navigable streams to take advantage
of the new era of water transporta
tion-at the recent conservation
Congress it was said that, of twen
ty-six thousand milos of navigable
streams in the United States, the
South has twenty-three thousand.
The South in all the world has a
practical monopoly of one of the
world's fundamental crops-sub
stantially, no other country com
petes with it in growing cotton. The
South has a soil as rich as the
West's, and much more sunshine in
the course of a year. In turning
its natural resources into wealth,
and then iuto comfort and culture,
the South has one important ad
vantage over the West: The South
has a good deal of money of its own
to start with; practically every dol
lar of the money that made the
West was reckoned eight per cent
on a first mortgage very reasonable,
and often ran as high as fifteen.
" Tell me," requested the foreign
sociologist, "what is the significance
of the eagle that is shown on Ameri
"It is," responded the Son of
Liberty, "an emblem of its swift
Much Sickness in Neighborhood.
New Residences Being Built.
Mrs. Zehner's Lecture at
The ?evere and sadden changes
in the weather have given La Grippe
a strong hold on the, Collier com
munity. It seems to have become
an epidemic, for in almost every
house-hold there is one or more
sick with it.
Mrs. G. D. Mims is spending this
week with her daughters in Edge
Mr. Hugh Hammond, the elder
son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Ham
mond, who has been extremely ill
with pneumonia, and who is still
quite sick, continues to gradually
improve, to the delight of his many
Mr. and Mrs. Mal lach i Cl egg,
from near Bold Springs, have come
to make the'i home with Mr.
Clegg's uncle, Mr. Oscar Timmer
man, near Effie. We gladly wel
come these good people to our com
Among those who are very sick
with LaGrippe are Mrs. Oliver
Prince and Mi. and Mrs. W. H.
McKie. Many who were quite sick
with it ten days ago are convales
Miss Leila Kemp, the efficient
teacher of the Antioch school, was
the pleasant guest of Mrs. J. N.'
Griffis last Saturday and Sun
We are sorry to learn that little
Martin, the third son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. McKie, has pneumo
Miss Pearl Dorn, of Modoc, is
visiting Miss Madge Dorn this
Maurice, the infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. T. Miller, died very
suddenly on the morning of the
22nd of January. At six o'clock
he was to all appearances as well as
usual. Mr. Miller, who is the R.
F. D. mail carrier in this vicinity,
went to the bed, as was his custom
to bid the dear little fellow good
bye before leaving home for the
day, and to, his horror found him.
dead. Little Maurice was five
months old" and was the second son
of the family to which his death has
brought the greatest sorrow. The
interment was made at Republican
church Sunday afternoon January
24th. The young parents have the
sincere sympathy of* many friends
in their bereavement.
Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Whatley en
joyed having Messrs Frank and
Will Sharpton and Mesdames Ed
W. Bunch and Dave Sharpton from
Clark's Hill with them last Wed
Mr. J. N. Griffis is haviug a com
fortable little cottage built on his
farm adjoining that of Mr. P. H.
Bussey in which he and his family
will reside for a few years, after
which time Mr. Griffis expects to
build a large and handsome resi
dence for himself and use the cot
tage for tenants.
Mr. Nick Griffis from near Gil
gal and Mr. Ed Walker of Modoc
worshipped at Grove church last
Miss Alpha Hammond who is at
tending school at Edgetield and her
sister, Miss Madge, who is a stu
dent at Cedar Springs were called
home two weeks ago on account of
the critical illness of their brother,
Mr. Hugh Hammond.
Mr. H. W. McKie is having his
residence near Collier enlarged and
remodled.When completed it will be
the handsomest home between Col
lier and Augusta. The plan was
drawn by Mr. G. D. Mirna, who is
superintending the work.
Mrs. A. C. Zehner'8 lecture at
Peace Haven on the night of the
26th of January was strong and
forceful and gave all present much
food for thought.
Last week Mr. J. L. Miller paid a
visit to his children, who are with
their aunt, Mrs. Jack Lott, in John
Mr. and Mrs. Tobe Lanham were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. L.
Miller last Saturday.
The Burt plantation containing
about four hundred and seventy-five
acres was bought by Dr. J. N.
Crafton from Mr. H. Franklin of
Atlanta, Ga., last week.
"Here!" shouted the railway of
ficial, "what do you mean by throw
ing those trunks about like that?"
The porter gasped in*astonish
ment, and several travelers pinched
themselves to make sure that it was
Then ?he official spoke again :
"Don't you see that you are making
big dents in this concrete platform?"