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Delegates Elected to Baraca
Philathea Convention. La
j dies Thrown From Bug
Yesterday was a good day for
Parksville. In the morning a fine
congregation greeted the Sunday
school and took part in the exercis
es. The Baraca class*- appointed the
following delegates to the State
Baraca convention soon to meet in
Newberry: J. H. Elkins, D. N.
Dorn, Jasper and T. G. Talbert.
After the Sunday school exercises,
Mrs. Wates, and her faiF assistants,
Misses Sallie Parks, Martha Dorn
and Mrs. J. J.I Gilmer sang with
fine effect, "He is Risen." So well
pleased was this rendition that a
,. request wasmade to have the song
repeated at the B. Y. P. IT. meeting
In the afternoon a public meeting
. of the Sumbearas was held in the
Baptist church with M^iss Marie
Blackwell as president. The exer
cises consisted of recitations and
declamations with an ^envelope col
lection for the Indians. Miss Mar
tha Dorn coached the little folks,
for. which she deserves srreat credit.
At night the B. Ti P. U. meeting
was go od, the subject being "the
grace of patience." Good addresses
were made by Rev. T. H. Garrett
and \V. W. Fowler; and "He is
Risen" was repeated by Mrs. Wates
and her choir to. the delight of all.
A regular communication of
Parksville lodge, A. F. M., was!
" held Saturday evening and as a re
sult of which Messrs. J. O.Mar
shall, of Modoc, ancL, Eugene Mc
Donald, bf Parksville, were made
entered apprentice Masons. We con
gratulate these gentlemen upon
their prefer ment.
Ahne meeting of. the Rehoboth
Sunbeams was held Saturday af ter
noon at Mr.* Gus Winn's. These
good Rehoboth women know how
to get good collections and a fine one
was taken on this occasion.
Uncle Ev Merlan, the nage of
Faifa, has been quite sick but is
O. K. now. And this reminds me to
say that I enjoyed jMa article in a
recent issue of The Advertiser, es
pecially the joke oh Pat Bussey and
pistol toting. Apropos of this, I
heard a man say that he would feel
like a sheep killing dog to be caught
with one and another that it was a
moral coward who habitually toted
one. But really are not these gentle
men too hard on pistol toters? Some
people are naturally cowards and
-we ought to feel sorry for people
who are so scarry."
Mr. Geo. Dorn, of Faifa, visited
Parksville Sunday. George needs a
wife and I think is about to get one.
? Mrs. Cennie Sewell, Miss Emmie
Branson and Mrs. Jennie Parks
visited home folks Sunday.
Mr. Middleton Rich was a wel
comed visitor to his auntie Sunday
Sunday afternoon, Mrs. R. N.
Edmunds and baby and Mr?. J. C.
Morgan were thrown from their
buggy at the Methodist church but
we are glad to say sustained no se
' rious injuries, which was a lucky es
. Judge L. G. Bell, of Clark's Hill,
had the misfortune to loose a $200
mule last Wednesday.
The children of Parksville will
have an egg hunt this afternoon.
The Philatbea class appointed
Miss Sallie Parks ancLMiss Virginia
to the People of tl
RED HILL ?
- and surrourj
Quarles & 1
are in a position to one
Dry goods, heavy and ?
tion supplies and gener
We are steadily gi
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We appreciate your f
Spend your money ir
working for the general
SEE OUR 5c and
Alphabet of Health. '
The Atchison Globe has reduced
the rules for health down to tabloid
form and heve they are:
Abstain from intoxicating liquors.
Breath good air. >
Cousume no more food thiin the
Drink pure water.
Exercise daily'. .
Find congenial occupation.
Give the the body frequent baths.
Have regular h?bits.
Insure good digestion by r?ropsr
Justify right ' living by living
Keep your head cool and your
Make definite hours of sleep.
Never bolt your food.
Over exercise is as bad as under
Preserve an even temperament.
' Question the benefit of too much
Remember, ''An' ounce of pre
vention is worth a pound of cure."
Sacrifice money, not bea Ith.
Temperance in ali things.
Under no condition allow the
teeth to decay.
Worry not at all.
X-tend the teachings of this al
phabet to others,
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor in the cause of
health and gain everlasting reward.
/He who learns .this alphabet and
lives up to it will doubtless enjoy
Excursion Rates Via Southern
Railway to Atlanta, Ga.
.Account of Atlanta Music Fes'ti
val, Atlanta, Ga. May 1st to 9th,
the Southern Railway announce re
duced rates to Atlanta and return.
Tickets-on sale May 1st to-, 7th in
clusive- with final- limit returning
not later than midnight May 9th,
1910. Children half fare.
For further information, call?n
Southern Railway Ticket Agents
or, . , '
Alex. H. Acker, T, P. A..
J. L. Meek, A. G. P. A.,
-, .' Atlanta, Ga.
Judge J. W". DJVO re is eminently
correct in his statement that the
laws"of South Carolina are as good
! as^those of any state in the Union,
j And if the sentiment in favor of en
forcing those laws continues to
grow for a few years more as rap
idly as it has been growing during
the few years past, it will not be a
great while before South Carolina
has become the most law abiding
Teacher- Johnny Jimson, why
were you not at school yesterday?
Pupil-Please, ma'am, I was con
Teacher (in surprise)-From
Pupil-Three apple dumplin's an'
a packet o? cigarets."--Tit Bits.
Stone delegates to the Baraca-Phi
lathea convention at Newberry.
Mr. E. F. Christian fell from the
Parodo building and was painfully
but not seriously hurt one daj* last
ir you close prices on
ancy groceries, Planta
towing and so is
i the- country, thereby
good of all.
10c BARGAINS -
j Death of Mrs.. Sloan, Joint Lu
theran Conference, Mar
riage of ?Miss Watson
and Mr. Crouch.
Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Sheppard,
of Edenfield, were visitors here on
Miss Ella Pauline Pechman of
Converse college, and Misses May
Smith and Orlena Cartledge, of
Columbia college, came home to
Cards have been received here
announcing the coming marriage of
Miss Rosabel Pedrick, and Mr. J.
W. Wilson, which will occur at
Gainesville, Fla., the home of the
bride, on the afternoon of April
Oth. Miss Pedrick is a sister of Mrs.
J. W. Marsh, and has spent several
summers here, and made numerous
Mr. Burrell Frontis, who has been
in Lancaster, Penn;, for tbs past
six months, has returned, and is
again with Mr. J. D. Bartley.
The big-clearance sale of Mr.
Paycer Shade has been attracting a
good deal of attention, and on last
Saturday when it .was announced
that from 3 to -t o'clock lie Would
giveaway a certain amount of.the
goods, there was almost a stampede
of the usual Saturday afternoon
crowd. To give all a fair chane*,
the articles were carried to the top
of the store and thrown over into
the midst of the waiting mass. A
mischievous young, boy to have
some fun, lilied a large paper bag
with water, and made it secure, and
slipping behind Mr. Shade, tossed^
it over with the other things, lt is
-needless to say that those who
scrambled and got llu* ,big bundle
that wet i!ujm so); wore lighting mad
and still trying lo li nu ont which
bov did ii.
. Mr. and Sir! Sumter Wright, of
Greenwood arrived on. Friday even
ing for a visit to relatives. -Mrs.
Wright has boen sick fon some tinie^
and it is thought a change might
. prove beneficial-, s
... Mrs.. PpVn?pf---;P.trksvil_le,. is the
'guest 'of- her- daughter, airs". "'-J. A.
Mr. J. Fleming Brown has re1
turned to Spartanburg, after a visit
to her sister,Mi-3. Anna Strother.
Mesdames Wallace Tompkins and
Susan B. Hill were visitors here on
Mr. Samuel J. Watson is recover
ing from his recent illness, but is
not yet able to take up his work at
On last Wednesday afternoon
while George Culbreath, colored,
was hauling some lumber into town,
the wagon ran over a little negro
boy about 6 years old, the child dy
ing in about half an hour after the
accident. The child ran after the
wagon to swing on the rear, but t'ie
driver made him get off, and as he
turned away the child darted be
tween the wheels, and swung under
neath. In a few minutes the wagon
rolled into a rut, causing, the child
to fall, the rear wheel passing over
his head. The child's brother was a
witness, giving in this statement
at the inquest. There was no blame
whatever attached to George, who
has always been known as a good
. Dr. and?Mrs. W. L. Seiglerare
in town again, after a few months
out on their farm near Eureka.
Information has been recieved of
the serious illness of Mr. Clarence
Guess, son of Rev. B. J. Guess, who
was pastor here last year. Ile suffer
ed from an attack of pneumonia,
which has developed into tubercu
Mr. John Kenny has been ap
pointed census enumerator for John
ston and Mr. Tom Milford for Elm
Tl;e joint conference of the Lu
theran churches of Aiken, Edgefield,
Saluda, Lexington, and Richland
counties, will meet at Providence
church. Lexington on April 1st to
3rd. Messrs. O. S. Wertz and H. C.
Bailey will represent St. John's
church, of this place, and Messrs.
Henry Yonce and Josephus John
son, will be sent from Mt. Calvary,
which is located about five miles
Mrs. Margaret Sloan died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Wade
Franklin, on last Friday evening.
Mrs. Sloan had been in failing
health for over a year and the end
was not unexpected. She was 70
years old, and a good and conse
crated woman. She was buried on
Saturday afternoon at Mt. Calvary,
the services being conducted by her
pastor,Rev. P. C. Monroe.
On last Sunday evening, March
20th, Miss Edith Watson and Mr.
Frank Crouch were married at the
Lutheran parsonage, by Rev. P. E.
Monroe. Miss Watson is the eldest
daughter of Mr. S. J. Watson.
Mr. Joe Cox has gone to North,
8. C., for a visit to his cousin, Mr.
Tricks of Fake Opticians.
This state as well as other states
that have not passed the Optometry
law to protect theCpublic is now in
fested .with scores of traveling op
ticians, who offer to^ sell five dollar
gold eye-glasses for onie dollar. The
fakers either peddle from house to
house or open* up in a .store in one
city or town after another, general
ly remaining in a; place from one'
day to four weeks.
Big signs and h ari(l bil I s announc
ing the bargains in "eye glasses and
spectacles draw crowds. The ticket
as described is to -teU;each.customer
that his case is ~ & little peculiar^'or
different from the oruinavy so as to
require "specially ground" lenses
instead of the five dollar glasses for
one dollar. By, thiY .deception, the
fake optician succeeds in getting
exorbitant pric?s-ofte?t from $10 to
?25, and you get nO:.S?itisf?etion for
your cash. When heriafinds a town
getting too unfriendly: to him be
cause of the complaints of dissatis
fied customers, the /traveling opti
cian closes his storr- over night,
takes away evcrythir^of value and
often leaves a lot q.%unpaid local
bills and goes to/tt?|??^?t.:stopping
place, where he begj^^tbover.agaiii
under a new name.' ( '/ ;
Twenty-six states;.v?f? the . union
have already passed t>fae Optometry
law, including North^arolimi and
Florida on each side '.?Of ;.'us; there-,
fore the people ol' thia state is an
easy market for a trawling faker.
It is to be hoped nt tfie- next meet
ing of our law makers that they
will protect tim innocent public from
such imposition. If snell a law is
good for so many oth^?^stales, why
would it not be good fm' the grand
old state- of South CaTGUna?- Or
angeburg Times and- XJciuoVrot.
"John D. Rockefeller^ Jr.f,r said
a New York banker, asked ?-?me,one
Saturday af te rn oon" a^good bi bical
text to base an address on; ! r
" Tm thinking,' he "about
that beautiful verse from .t:he-t\Veq
agreed. But, Rockefeller, .there is
even a better verse- in the same
Psalm-'Thou annointest my head
with oil; my cup runneth over.' "
Husband-My dear Emily, why
is it I am always in the wrong?
Wife-Because I am always in
the right.-Philadelphia Inquirer.
"You women would rather talk
"When, for example?" ,
"When a man is about to pro
Beulah-When he kissed me last
n ight I asked him to tell no one.
Belle-And did he? :
Beulah-Why, it wasn't two. min
utes before he repeated it.-Yonk
Enterprising Young Merchants.
Messrs. Quarles & "Mellichamp,
the hustling young Red "Hill mer
chants, solicit the patronage of the
west-side citizens through our col
umns this week. The first of last
January these youug men7 adopted
the cash system, refusing to charge
goods to anyone, and instead of
falling off. the volume of their
business has increased^ Having no
bad debts and having; the actual
cash with which to discount their
bills, chablis Messrs: Quarles cfc
Mellichamp to make close prices.
They carry a large well'selected
stock of general merchandise and
plantation supplies. These progres
sive young men deserve to succeed.
"I understand you utilize even the
squeal of an animal that passes
through your slaughter-house.
"Yes," answered the Chicago
meat packer, ' We're arranging to
lease that to the ultimate consum
er for use when he wants to make a
holler.' "-Washington Star.
The eyes of a little Washington
miss were attracted by the sparkle
of dew at early morning. "Mamma,"
she exclaimed, 1 it's hotter'n I
thought it was."
"What do you mean?"
"Look here, the grass: . cover
ed with perspiratio- -Baptist
Mr. L. B. Asbel has returned
from a western trip.
Dr. D. P. LaGrone is critically
ill at his home here. About a year
ago he had a stroke of paralysis and
is suffering from a similar attack.
There is scarcely any hope of his
Newsy Letter From The Adver
tiser's Alert Correspondent,
Reporting All The Neigh
The weather is so pretty and has
been for quite a while that we would
dislike to see the clouds hide the
sun from view, or the mud take the
place bf sand, but for the sake of
the. farmers wj. o are waiting very
impatiently for rain so as to begin
their crops, we will say we wish the
rain tb come, in order that we may
look upon the farmers' smiling faces
again. lam glad to,say that one
more of our farmers has entered the
contest and hope that yet many
niore will emulate his example.
Mr. George and Miss Annie Math
is spent Sunday night at Mrs. G. A.
" We are very glad to see Miss Ru
by Miller back at home and looking
so well aft^r undergoing a success
ful operation on the throat.
We are pleased to see Miss Anna
Hammond well and with us again.
One of Collier's dark-eyed men is
keeping ''bachelor's hall'' near"Lick
.Fork/' Ile says it is most too lone
some to stay there by himself. Look
Mr. D; T. Mathis has purchased
a very pretty horse, and Mr. T. M.
Adams a very fine mule.
Messrs. D. T.* Mathis, O. D.
Prince, Grafton Hammond, Mrs. j.j
N. Grafton and Miss Ellie Mathis
were visitors in Edge-field last week.
Miss.-y Kate and Sunie Hammond
and Mrs. J. N. Crafton were visi
tors at. the hospitable home of Mr.
if??k Hurling last week.
The children of the Sunbeam So
ciety enjoyed an Easter egg hunt on
the Sunday School grounds last Sat
urday afternoon- It was a very en
joyable occasion for old and young.
To see the happy and expectant lit
tle faces as they looked here and
there in the yrass for., the rabbit's
nest; thrilled all heart?. wjth joy and.
admiration. The eggi* were a sight
i?r^^^egg^j/egg? o? ali" mseri^
^tion; eggs ^wjth'images ' of chinese;
rabbits,, monkeys and chickens,
stamped on them. We wish Easter
would come every month instead of
once a once a year.
Mrs. Whatley, better known as
"Miss Jessie," gave the little boys a
very impressive talk on the "To
bacco habit," last Saturday after
noon. At the close she asked all who
would go home and sign a pledge
never to indulge in it to hold up the
hand, and to the delight of all every
Jittle boy's hand was raised instant
ly.. We feel that much good will be
'done by the younger generation.
Miss Alma Hammond spent Sat
urday night at the home of Mr.
Mr. and~Mjs. Joe Miller and
sweet little Marion visited at Mrs.
Sallie Jones' Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. -E. M. Miller, who is attend
ing the medical college in Augusta,
delighted and surprised his friends
by coming Saturday and remaining
with them until Monday.
Some of the young people gave
Miss Aminee Cartledge a Surprise
Party on Saturday night last which
was very enjoyable. After making
and eating candy and playing games
the hour came for us to depart. We
regretted very much that it had not
been on another night, so that we
might have stayed longer.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mathis and
little May nie spent last Sabbath at
Mr. W. E. Thurmond's of Modoc.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Adams visit
ed at tlle home of Mr. C. T. Mathis
The Collier's school was very
glad to receive the free fund of
?100 which means a great deal to
the com ni un i ty. Trixie.
"They say that Stevenson fre
quently worked a whole afternoon
on a single line."
"That's nothing. I know a man
who has been working the last six
years on one sentence."-Cassell's
Father-Well, Carolyn,' how do
you like .school?
Carolyn (aged 6)-Oh, so much,
Father-That's right, daughter.
And now what have you learned to
Carolyn-I've learned the names
of all the little boys.-Harper's Ba
Good fellow-I'm sorry to say my
wife has an aggravating habit of
interrupting me in the middle of a
Grouchy-Humph! You are hang
ed fortunate to be able to get so
? Card of Thanks.
We take this means of thanking
our friends and neighbors for their J
i extreme kindness and attentiveness
tc us during our recent illness, and |
especially those who were with us
day and night. We were entirely de
pendent on them as we were all in
bed at the same time. They knew we |
werehelple88 and words can't express |
lour appreciation of their kindness|
and help. We thank God that we
live among such people.
H. W, McKie,
. Alleen McKie.
Colliers, S. C. - .
Guilty of Manslaughter.
In New York recently a chaffeur
convicted of manslaughter, for run
ning down and killing ? switchman,
was sentenced to six months' im
prisonment. A few days later two
other chaffeurs were tried for the
same offense, manslaughter, and con
victed, being given thirty days and
six months, respectively. These
penalties are light for the offense,
but The World is correct in saying
that "the matter for satisfaction is
that the crime was in each of the
three cases designated by its right
name and the prisoner prosecuted
and convicted under laws existing
long before this form ol' manslaugh
ter was known but still valid to
cover it." The danger from, the man
who handles an automobile reckless-1
ly, in other words, must be dealt
with, in the same manner as the dan
ger from the man who handles a
gun recklessly. There is no differ
ence in principle. The gun is an ex
cellent thing in its place, and for its
lawful 'purpose, but when it is used,
to the hurt of another the law steps
in and punishes its misuse. So with
the automobile. A great agency of
civilization, a wonderful vehicle of
utility and pleasure, in the hands of
the reckless ami careless it may be
I come a menace. The chaffeur who
I runs down and injures the pedestrian
or equestrian, when at fault, should
be subjected to the .same laws,^
I control the maa who fires wantonly
Lmto Ja-crowd.--Columbia Record.
! - s
The county equalization " board,
'met in the court "ouse Saturday.
! Mr. R. A. 'Cochran presided over
the meeting. All of the townships
were represented, and brief reports
I showed that so far as it is possible
to adjust the very perplexingrmatter
of taxes the people of all parts of
the county are bearing the tax bur
den equally. The real estate returns,
owing to the increase i? value of
real estate, are a little higher than
four years ago. Hie personal prop
erty of the county lias been returned
at practically the same valuation as
The following shows the average
valuation per acre of farm lands of
the county as returned, for taxation,
Blooker $4 00
Colliers , 4 00
Collins 4 50
Elmwood ' 4 00
Johnston 10 66
Hibler 3 75
Moss 4 00
Plum Branch 4 75
Pickens 4 60
Shaw 5 50
Talbert 4 00
Meriwether 5 00
Washington 5 *75
Wise 4 75
Wards 5 25
The following figures will show
that the average value of the farm
lands of the county as returned for
taxation is ?4.23 per acre. But this
docs not include the land in the
corporate limits of the towns of
Johnston and Edge field, which is as
sessed at ?20. This added to the
lower valuation of the rural lands
would bring the ^average of all
land, towns and country, up to
about ?4.50 per acre.
The valuation given above does
not include the buildings.
Excursion Rates Via the South
ern Railway to Augusta.
Account Spring Music Festival
April 8-9, 1910, the Southern Rail
way announces reduced fares to. Au
gusta, Ga., and return. Tickets on
sale April 7th and 8th with final
limit returning April 11th, 1910.
Children half fare. For further in
formation, apply to Southern Rail
way Ticket Agents, or,
J. L. Meek, A. G. P. A.,
Alex II. Acker, T. P. A. t
.*.-.. . . - "h*
Np Millinery Bills.
In China the fashions haven't
changed in a thousand years. How
lucky it was for the Chinese that
they did not begin when they had
some such fashion as our present
peach-basket hats.-Augusta Her
WHERE MONEY GOES.
Astounding Figures,. Showing
Where the Hard-earned
Cash Goes. Whiskey Bill
When contrasted with the money
spent for other ..purposes, the anntfal
liquor bill of the'American people,
is a national disgrace.
Comparative figures compiledby .
the National Prohibition Press from
the federal government internal reve
nue reports of 1909 are astounding.
Following is a comparison of the ["
expenditures for church work, edu
cation, clothing, and food, with the
national rum bill:
Foreign missions 8l0,000,jfr00 .
Brick ; . 100,000,000
Churches 175,000,000 '
Silk goods 240,000,000
Furniture 245,000,000 '-:
Sugar and molasses . 3?0,000,0?0
Publfc education 325,000,000
Boots and shoes 450,000,000 .
Flour .f .. 455,000,000
Woolen goods. 455,000,000
Cotton goods 675,000,000 .
Printing ' 750,000,000
Tobacco, . 825,000,000
Iron and steel 1,035,000,000
Intoxicating liquors 1,675,000,000
' What intelligent person can read
the foregoing table of figures with
out being impressed with the warn
ing it contains?
More than a billion and a half
dollars are spent annually for booze.
by the American people. This is a
direct liquor tax of $91 a year on ^
each family-of five persons. It. was
a mighty smart, farseeing man who
first said that the indirect taxes.
forced upon our people were far
more burdensome than the direct
The remedy:' Raise one genera
tion of boys free from the blighting
influence pf the saloon and the next
generation folloyring-iWlll grow up
to manhood] so sensible ;and moral
!HZr . ' *'. '?->- ~~'
,/ ~ '
"Son^why diet, you pl^y truan t
and go skating to-day?"
"Pa, do you remember what you
sent me to bed for last night?"
"For asking fool questions"
The Dental View.
"That young dentist seems to be
a great believer in the Bible. He
has a scripture verse framed and
hung just in front of his operating
"Indeed! What is it?"
"Open thy mouth wide and I 'ill
On our eighth page will be found
the large advertisement of Messrs.
W. W. Adams ?fe Co. in which they
tell the public of the merits of
the prepared paint, lead, varnish,
etc., that they sell. They purchase
the Acme Quality paint in large"
Quantities and can make very low
prices, quality considered. Messrs..
W. W. Adams & Co. can supply
any color and any. finish. If you are
jontemplating repainting your
premises, drop injand let them tell,
pou of the advantages derived from
using Acme Quality paint;.
Very Reliable Firm.
In this issue will be found the
spring announcement of the J. gil
lie Levy Company,' of Augusta,
which has hundreds of customers
md friends throughout Edgefield
county. In addition to their very
large, well-selected ?tock of boys' *
md men's clothing, this popular
inn conducts a department for the
adies on the fi?corid floor. They
?xtend a special invitation to the
Edgefield ladies to make their store
?eadquarters When in Augusta. A
?ordial welcome awaits them.
Johnny's Question, 'x
"Mother, are all women angels ?"
"Yes, my son, all women are an
"Can they fly?"
" Yes my son. Why do yon
"Because last uight I saw father
Icis8the servant girl, and tell .her
she was an angel. Will she fly?"
"You bet your sweetlife she will,
the first thing in the morning.*"
And she did.
"Will you have anything on your
face, sir, when lam thiotigh?" asked
"You might leave my nose there,"
answered the man in the chair, who
had already been cut several times.
-Buffalo Express. ? . .