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m 15 . . ~ EDGEFIELD, S. C., $EDNESDAY, MARCH 9th, 1910 ^_ 'NO.5
HOW PRIZE WAS.WON. I
Mr. B. R. Smith, Winner of First
Prize, Teils How He Made
The Large Yield on
. One Acte.
Mr. Editor: I have been asked
to write up ray prize acre of corn
that won those three beautiful five
dollar gold, pieces last year. The
land is a fair average of our Har
mony section and was planted in
. oats the year 1908. Afte?.- the oats
were harvested I next planted peas,
picked the pea vines ?nd left on
land. In December the land was
plowed with a reversible disk plow
8 to 10 inches deep.
On March 20th, 1909, rows were
laid off five feet a part and land bed
ded out leaving small ridge.
March 28th this ridge was broken
justas deep as one h orso could pull
a plow and 50 pounds of fertilizer
put in furrow. A small ridge was
thrown on the.grain.
On April 1st corn was planted 12
inches apart on this ridge.
I received a good stand, very few
. missing hills. When corn was about
four or five inches high I went
around it with 16-inch scrape, and
as soon as I thought it needed work
again went around it another time
' with same plow.
When corn was 12 to 15 inches
high 1,000 pounds of fertilizer was
applied in every other middle and
ploughed out with six inch turn
plow. In ten days the other middle
v treated the same way. Ten, days
later 150 pounds nitrate of soda was
* applied to first middle and ploughed
"oat with 20 inch, scrape. Ten days
later other middle was treated sarai
- as the first middle.'This laid corn
by. Variety, of corn planted Marl
. B. R. ?SMITH.
Asks for Re-election.
_ . Mr: John O. Herin announces his
candidacy for re-election to the
|p office of county commissioner. Since
he entered upon his duties a3 a pub
lic servant, Mr. Herin has faith
' fully "and conscientiously endeavor
- ed to give entire satisfactions;.. The
interests of the- tax payers ai e sa fs
in the hands of such sterling citi
zens as he.
We cover umbrellas while you
wait, F. G. MERTIN'S, Augusta,
Is the only Diad
Of The Age
P. N. LOTT
i- What Americans Drink.
j Americans must be a thirsty na
' tion, judging from the imports of
drinkables as set forth in a state
ment jost issued from the bureau
of statistics of the department of
commerce and labor/^
The United States drank the es
sence of more than 1,000,000,000
pounds of coffee in 1909, valued at
; $86,000,000. That was about one
j dollar's worth of coffee for every
person in the United States.
! Tea is not such a favorite. Only
a little more than 10<f,000,000
pounds, valued-at about ?16,000,00,
Bnt in spirits, wines, etc., the na
tion made its highest record for im
portation in 1909 abfl consumed for
eign products of that kind to the
value of more/than ?26,000,000,
more than twice \s much as was
imported in 1890.
South America supplied most of
the coffee. Asia most of the. tea and
Europe most of the wines and li
The United States is the world's
largest coffee drinker and Great
Britain is the world's greatest con
sumer of tea.
Every person in the United States
used on the average of ll pounds
of coffc-e during 1909, but the usp
of tea remained about unchangejd
from the previous year.-Anderson
Mr. R. J. Moultrie.
In our candidates' column this
j week will be found the formal an
nouncement of Mr. Robt. J. Moul
? trie, who is soliciting the support
j of the people for a second term,
j His administration is an open book,
and upon his official record he is
willing to staud or fall. In all mat
ters that have come before him,
Mr. Moultrie has endeavored to do
that which was for the best interest
of the taxpayers at large, and what
ever errors he may have committed,
if any, haye been of the head and
not of the. heart. Mr. Moultrie
j promises a continuance of his.faith
ful service, if elected again.
Mr/Yi paley-, (at the' top of
voice)-Madam, may I be permitted
to say a few >vords parenthetically?
Mrs. Yipsley (in a shrill falsetto)
-A man as bow-legged as yon are
couldn't talk in any othtr way than
uctive Instrument Tes
Johnston, S. C.,
m?. HAMMOND KILLED.
Two Citizens From Western
Portion of County Have
Dispute With Fatal Con
j A difficulty arose between Mr.
j W. F. Vance and. Mr. Horace Hiim
I mond Monday afternoon about 3:45
I o'clock, resulting in tbe killing of
Mr. Hammond, by Mr. Vance. The
shooting occurred on the vacant lot
to the south of the public square,
about 100 yards from the court
house, court having re-convened for
the afternoon session only ? short
, time before.
I The inquest was held by magis
trate N. IL Brimson, and five of
the six eye-witnesses testified sub
stantially to the same facts, which
: briefly stated were as follows: Mr.
Hammond and Mr. Vance became
involved in a dispute over an old
debt that the former owed the latter.
After angry words were passed, Mr.
Hammond called Mr. Vance a
lie. Whereupon both men drew their
pistols, ' i-r. Hammond firing the
first shot. Thor firing ..was kept up
until both had empt ied their pistols,
Mr. Hammond receiving three
wounds and Mr. Vance two. When
the firing ceased one of the eyewit
nesses rushed between them and
seized both pistols. The entire ten
shots were fired at close range.
As Mr. Hammond fell, he was
caught by his brother, Mr. Butler
Hammond, who came up as the
firing ceased- Mr. Hammond made
no statement after being shot.
After having his wounds dressed,
Mr. Vance surrendered to the sher
iff and was committed to jail.
Mr. Ham m and was a young un
married man, a son of the late Col
lier Hammond, and leaves a mother,
one sister, and four brothers. Mr.
Vane? is a man of large family,
among his younger children are
three little girls, triplets.
So far as the public knew,tho two
men were bosom friends, having
been seen together only a short time
before the shooting. /Thc friends of
both Mr.. Vance and Mr. Hammond
carried to his home Monday night,
In buying your seed Irish Pot?
toes not leave off the Irish Cobbler
the earliest variety known. Finely
flavored and cooks well.
Penn & Holstein.'
?ted and Endorsed
9*-m ?? es
tL sickness is alike to Oxydonor. B
i revitalized by Oxygen from the air.
len plenty is instilled into the body, i
isease, no matter what the disease is,
?YGENATION of the whole organis
t. All this is simply the operation o
eulabie or mysterious about it. Hu
us-Prostration, Brights Disease, Rhei
flamatory,) 'Stomach trouble, Catai
trouble, Erysipelas, Piptheria, Broiicl
ises, Spinal disease, Blood poison,
is. All fevers, Pneumonia, LaGripj
i Paralysis, diseases of women and cl
?S $10, $15, $25 and $30.
n every community, good
, Mgr. for Dr.
Unique Sessionary Play.
The serviced,held in the Baptist
church last/Week , in observance
of the week ol prayer by the "Wo
man's Missionary Society were very
largely attended. The program on
Friday afternoon wffs especially at
tractive, the ?&d?bg feature being a
unique littl? missionary play en
titled "Columbia Welcoming the
Nations." ^gs, of the different,
nationalities ?amohg whom Ameri
can missionaries are laboring were
unfurled aboyV'the rostrum so as
to form a bea'?.vtifnl, inspiring back
ground. One.-by one young ladies,
attired in native costumes of the
several heathen nations, appeared,
making appeals . for their people as
well as telling of the splendid ser
vice that, missionaries are already
rendering. In imparting information
and creating a. sentirrient for mis
sionary work?the play was exceed
ingly effective The program of the
afternoon waS? planned and carried
out by members of the Young Wo
man's Auxiliifty. Credit for the ex
istence of .thia^organization and the
important ^f|be.. that it is filling in
the church activities is due to Mrs.
C. E. Burts, v
Horse Burned to Death.
Thu r sd ay,'night last about nine
o'clock, the barn of Milledge Wilson,
a colored man ?wno resides in thc
edge of town,-wasdestroyed by fire.
Besides the loss' Of corn, hay and
farming implements, a horse was
burned to death. As no member of
tho family had been near the barn
for about tw^hours, it is presumed
that the fire was " of incendiary ori
Will Open a ^Chinese Laundry.
Edgefield is~soon to have a Chi
nese -laundry';. John Wing, of Savan
nah, has rent?&.the store next door
to Mr. J. L. Bart's store and will
open a first-class Chinese laundry
about the lst;0f; April. Wing is wsll
y recommended. He has been con
. ducting ,-a laundry in. Savannah for
seventeen years, having 3tiring this
. long period occupied the. same
btiilding ' bent db.br-.io 'one
. of the'banks.'This is a new depart
ure for Edgefield- but > we-believe it
. is an .innovation" that wHl be cor
dially welcomed. Wing has ordered
i ru prov ed" machinery from Chicago.
; He and his several assistants will
arrive .the latter-part of March to
by the United
y its right and timely nse,
Oxygen is a vital necessity
t gives Vital Force to over
so long as no vital organ is
sra reaches and remedies all
f a natural law, and nothing
nd reds have been cured of
imatisra Sciatica, (Muscular
.rh, Indi?2stion, Dysentary,
litis, Dropsy, Ulcers, Tumers,
Liver kidney and Bladder
>e, Colds, Headaches, Appen
lildren, and all acute diseases.
Local agents wanted
H. Saehe Co.,
Grain Promising, Many Farmers
Will Enter the Com Contest
Very Interesting Mission
Our farmers are greatly retarded
?"with their farm work. February
was almost a lost mouth -on the
farm, but we are hoping for fairer
and more genial weather . for this
month. While grain is very back
ward, the stands are good and
chances for a fair yield are consid
ered favorable. Quite a number of
our farmers arc greatly interested
in prize acre for corn this year. In
fact all are more interested in rais
ing.more food crops than hereto
fore. It is more and more realized
each year that to make farming a
success, what is consumed, must be
grown at home.
Miss Jennie Gilchrist whom we re
ported sometime ago to be improv
ing rapidly with her broken ankle,
received a fall which gave her a
backset, and is not able to be re
moved to her home yet. She is for
tunate to be in the kind; and hospit
able home of Mr. Kenn3^ McDowell,
where everything possible is done
to make her comfortable.
Messrs. J. C. Hughey and Epton
Cheatham who have been holding
good positions in Colnmbia, have
returned-home to farm.
Miss Winona Str?m, of the S. C.
C. I., accompanied by Miss Estelle
Buster, spent the week end with
home folks. "
Mr. Robert H?tcp-^fcor of the
Aiken Sentinel, was a guest in the
home of Mr. C. Strom Saturday
night atid Sunday. Mr. George
Golphin, of the Ninety-Six section
was a visitor in the house of Mr. S.
B. Strom last week. Both of these
young men are hale and hearty,
? and we canT*help but believe that
there are other and gveater attrac
tions than the mineral water-of Re
hoboth, which some one has said if
you continue to drink yon will nev
The Ladies Missionary Society
held their regular monthly meeting
Saturday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Sallie Strom. These good la
dies report an interesting meeting
with. a large attendance. Miss
Louise Lipscomb, dressed in a Japa
nese costume, read a very interesting
selection on Japan. An excellent
paper was also read by Miss Kitty
Lou Hughey. After dismission de
lightful refreshments were served.
The next meeting will be held at
the home of Mrs. S. B. Strom on
Saturday afternoon before the fourth
Sunday in March. The i Sunbeam
Society will be invited to take a
part in this meeting, which will be a
public one, and an Easter egg hunt
also for the children. (- -
Our B. Y. P. U. wiil meet next
Sunday morning just after Sunday
School*. The subject for discussion,
"Watch and pray-" We hope for
a live and interesting meeting..
Quite a number of young-people
attended Sunday School at the Mor
gan school-house Sunday P. M. The
school is progressing nicely urider
the leadership of Mr. Feely Mor
gan. Miss Janie Rosenwike,, the Bi
ble class teacher, visited her home
near Troy, Saturday and Sunday,
and was very much missed by her
Our good bachelor friend, Mr. J.
M. Morgan, we are sorry to report
is suffering with the LaGrippe.
From ths Experience of Edge
Wc are fortunate indeed to be
able to profit by the experience of
our neighbors. The public utter
ances of Edgofield residents on the
following subject will interest and
benefit thousands of our readers.
Read this statement. No better proof
can be had.
Mrs. M Timmenmai), Cedar Row,
Edgefield, S. C., says: "For about
three or four months I suffered
considerably from a lameness in the
small of my back and I could not
get anything that would help rae.
My kidneys were also out of order
and when I heard that Doan's kid
ney pills were good for such troub
les, I procured a box. They stopped
the pain and made me feel better
in every way. I consider Doan'r; kid
ney pills to be a valuable kidney
remedy and knowing as I do of
their meriti I advise other persons
bothered as I was to give them a
For sale by all dealers. Price 50c
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name-Doan's and
take no other.
Twelve Things to Do in March
1. See that the seed bed for all
crops is not merely well broken but
thoroughly pulverized by harrowing
and disking* An ounce of prepara
tion may be worth a pound of culti
2. Get ready with weeders and
harrows to kill the grass before it
comes up. Do\'t be afraid of hurt
ing the stand. This will not hap
3. Place orders for all improved
plows, weeders, t cultivators, and
other labor-saving,tools and machin
ery. Get ready to make your crop
with cheap horse labor instead of
expensive hand labor.
4. Don't wast? time and sweat op
scrub seed or scrub stock this year.
Improved varieties will pay as well
with field crops.
5. Get ready to share with the
Western farmer ^his golden flood of
profits in raising bogs and cattle.
First of all get an improved breed,
and then arrange to feed economi
cally. With proper pasture crops
both pork and beef can be made
more cheaply in the South than in
6. Of the over $50,000,000 spent
in the South for fertilizers each year
at least 810,000,000 is wasted
through ignorace of crop needs and
soil needs. Try to stop your part
of this colossal loss.
7. Join in the great corn-raising
revival now sweeping, over the
South. The biggest corn crops the
world has known have be?u made
in the South, and we are just wak
ing up to the fact that Dixie can
beat the Corn Belt; itself raising this
king of cereals.
8. Don't forget the garden, and
dbn't make your wife do all the
work in it. .Remember, vegetables
are cheaper than meat and more
9. We cannot have good fruit
now without spraying. A good
spray pump will often paytfor itself
the first year, in the orchard and
10. Drag the roads after every
rain. The split-log drag is the
cheapest good roads maker ever
11. Paint the farm house and
- whitewash the outbuildings . that
you do not care to paint. It will
pay you simply in your increased
sense of pride and dignity.
12.. Get-your boy to join the
Boys' Corn Club movement with
an acre of corn, and give your girl
a flock of pure bred 'chickens. And
be sure to let ea6h one have the
money he or she makes from this
A GRATEFUL PATIENT;
A Strong Endorsement of the Ch -
. y donor, the All-Healing De
Johnston, S. C., Jan. 24,-1910.
Dr. H. Sanche Co.
589 5th Ave, New York, N. Y. ;
Dear Sirs: Your manager. Mr. P.
N. Lott, called at my house a few '
days ago to deliver an Oxydonor !
purchased for my daughter. She
wanted it for constitutional treat- ?
ment, however, when Mr. Lott came <
he found rae in bed very sick with i
LaGrippe. My head, joints/and mus- <
oles all seemed to ache at once; my
nausea was so great I could not hold i
my head up, and my bowels and <
kidneys were.in a bad fix. After ap- <
plying the little instrument as di- *
rected, in a short time I was perfect- <
ly easy and slept soundly. On wak- 1
ing I took the Oxydonor off for
awhile and applied again that night, s
feeling very comfortable. Next ?
morning I was well. I ate break- <
fast and went to my business.
My daughter is now improving, (
having discarded all medicine, feel- c
ing better than she has for quite a
time. I certainly believe that dia
duction will revolutionize the meth
od of'treating sick people and will
be a panacea for all human ills. I
heartily recommend it to the ailict- 1
(Signed) J. B. Odom: c
Romance That Didn't Roam Far. j
'"A young man bought a pair of
overalls, and therein discovered the ]
card of the sewing girl who made >
them. Ile v?ry promptly wrote her
an effusive letter and in due time re
ceived a reply, which, however, was ,
void of the romance usual in such ]
cases. Here it is: "I am a working ,
girl, it is true, but I make a good
living and I do not care to support
a husband, as I would do if I mar
tied some silly noodle who gets
mashed on a girl he never saw. Per- .
mit me to say that I do not know i
how my card got in that pair of
overalls, and that when I do marry, ;
if ever, it will be some fellow M ho ;
can afford something better than a
48-cent? pair of breeches."
VI an y Visitors Come ar d Go.
Week of Prayer Obseived,
Streets of Town im
Rev. W. T. Hundley, ol' Bates
mrg, delighted his friends here with
i visit during last week.
Mrs. Chas. F. Peehman has re
turned from a few days visit to
Graniteville and Augusta.
Mrs. C. T. Page and little son,
Charles, of Atlanta, are here, for
i visit to relatives. Mrs. Page is
pleasantly remembered as Miss Lula .
Miss Lyl Parrish, went over ? to
Augusta last week for a short stay.
Miss Hortense Landrum, of
Batesburg, has been the guest of
- Mr. and. Mrs. Henry Forrest were
aere on Friday en route to Edge
Beld to visit the family ofJVIr. A.
j Mrs. D. J.' LaGrone has gone to
Darlington to visit her parents, Mr.
md Mrs. Griffin.
Dr. Griffin is again holding forth
it the Asbill drug store after a few
Miss Earline Allen returned to >
Edgefield on Saturday, her school
aear Johnston having closed on
Mrs. Kate Lynch, of Edgefield,
spent last week here with her nieces ?j
Misses Andrina and Addison Ouzts.
Mr. and Mrs. Lovic Smith, who
were married in Augusta last Mod
lay afternoon, and left for a north
ern tour, stopped over here that af
ternoon for a day and night with
the groom's father, Mr. Gam ewell
Smith. ^ .
Miss Maud Nickerson has re
turned from a visit to Miss Kate
Carter in Augusta.
A number of the young people
went over to Batesburg on Friday
evening to attend the dance.
Mrs. Duncan, of Aiken, is the
guest of her brother, Dr. Alternan,
Mr. James Hart, of Edgefield
Bpent Sunday here with the family '
of Dr. LaGrene, and Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. Cogburn,. and Mr. Warren
Hill arid Miss Patterson, were among
the other Edgefield .visitors.
Miss Frances Turner spent Satur
day and Sunday in Edgefield with'
her cousin, Miss Grace Tompkins.'
The Woman's Missionary Society ^
of the Baptist church has bad a
large increase during the past year,
so flinch so that the president finds
it a difficult matter to visit all the
members who aro unable to attend,
and to keep them in touch with the
work of the society. Four sub-presi
dents have been appointed, each to
bave charge of the members nearest
them. It will be their duty to visit
the sick members, carry flowers .in
the name of the society, enthuse the'
disinterested members, and distrib
ute any literature on hand.
During last week, the week of
prayer was observed, and the en
velopes gathered on Sunday, from
which a good sum was realized for
the cause.. > *
Rev. M. L. Lawson went over to
Atlanta on Monday to attend the
conference at the Broughton Taber?
?acle. He will be away about 10
lays. . .
The mayor has had some splendid
vork done on the side walks and
?rossings during the bright days.
Granite crossings- have been laid,
md the side walks.which* were waeh
id by the recent rains hive been
Mrs. Peter Epes entertained with /
i delightful dinner on last Wednes
lay evening in compliment to two ?
)( the visiting young ladies.
Miss Orlena Cartledge, of the
Columbia College spent the week. \
nd at her home here."
f'~ Bible Name. .
The late Bishop .G?flli?r'was once .
tsked to baptize a negro baby boy. V
"Name .the cbjld," he ' said, ad
tressing-Mrs. Jackson, the mothar
>f the black mite. ,
"Hallud." : ;
"That's a strange name, Mrs.
Tackson," . remarked the bishop
lesitatingly. . ?
"Scripter name," rejoined the
lappy mother, with a confident '
"I never saw it in thc Bible."
"Why, Bishop, how kin you stan'
ap dar kiddin' a ole ignorant niggah v
iaik I is? Yuh says dat name when
svah you says de Lawd's prayer.'
riallud be Thy name!"
Little Willie-"Say, pa, what is
the difference between a farmer aud
an agriculturist?" Pa-"A farmer,
my son, makes his money on a farm
and spends his money in the city:
an agriculturist makes his money
in the city and spends it on a farm,"
-Chicago Daily News.