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EDGEFIELD, S. Ci WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30th, 1910 NQ'8'
VOL. 75. '_._._ . i -. . :
Delegates Elected to Baraca
Philathea Convention. La
dies Thrown From Bug- \
' gy- .
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 fair assistants,
Misses Sallie Parks, Martha Dorn
and Mrs. J. J.. Gilmer sang with
fine effect, "He is Risen." So well
pleased was this rendition that a
request was made to have the song
repeated at the B. Y. P. IL 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 great credit.
At night the B. Y. P. LT. meeting
was go od, the subject being "the
grace of patience." Good addresses
were made by Rev. T. H. Garrett
and W. W. Fowler; and "He is
Risen" was repeated by Mrs. Wates
and her choir to the delight of all.
A regular communication of
Parksville lodgp, A. F. M., was
held Saturday evening and as a re
sult of which Messrs. J. 0. Mar
shall, of Modoc, and. Eugene Mc
Donald, bf Parksville, were made
entered apprentice Masons. We con
gratulate these gentlemen upon
their prefer ment.
A fine meeting of the Rehoboth
Sunbeams was held Saturday after
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.
?ncle Ev Morgan, the sage of
Faifa, has been quite sick, but is
O. K. now. And this- reminds rix*, ?to
say that I enjoyed .his article in a
recent issue of The Advertiser, es
pecially the joke on Pat Bussey and
pistol toting. Apropos of this, 1
heard a man say that he would feel
like a sheep killing dog to be caughl
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 theil
buggy at the Methodist church bul
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 S20C
mule last Wednesday.
The children of- Parksville will
have an egg hunt this afternoon.
The Philathea class appointed
Miss Sallie Parks ancLMiss Virginia
to the People of t
- and surroui
are in a position to off
Dry goods, heavy and
tion supplies and gene i
We are steadily g
We appreciate your j
Spend your money ii
working for the genera
SEE OUR-5c am
Alphabet of Health. '
The Atchison Globe has reduced
the rules for health down to tabloid
form aud here they are:
Abstain from intoxicating liquors.
Breath good air. >
Cousume no more food thain the
Drink pure water.
Exercise daily. .
Find congenial occupation.
Give the the body frequent baths.
Have regular habits.
Insure good digestion by pTopsr
- Justify right living by living
Keep your head cool and your
Alake 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."
Sacrifi?e money, not bea Ith.
Temperance in all 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 Atl?nta, Ga.
Account of Atlanta Music Festi
val, Atlanta, Ga. May 1st to 9th,
the Southern Railway announce re
duced rates to Atlanta and return.
Tickets.on salo May 1st to-, 7th in
clusive, with final- limit returning
not later thoa midnight May 9th,
1910. Children half fare.
For furthei information, call on
Southern Railway Ticket Agents
or, . ' ...' ' . "'
Alex. H. Acker, T, P. A.,
J. "L.Meek, A. G. P. A.,
,: > ? _ *
Judge J. W. DJVO re is eminently
correct in his statement that the
laws^of South Carolina are as good
aspthose of any state in the Unio^
And if the sentiment in favor of en
?fofcing those laws continues to
grow for a few years more as rap
idly as it ha3 been growing during
the few years past, it will not be a
great while before South Carolina
has become the most law abiding
state.-York ville Enquirer.
Teacher- Johnny Jimson, why
were you not at school yesterday?
Pupil-Please, ma'am, I was eon
Teacher (in surprise)-From
what, pray? >
Pupil- Three apple dumplings an'
packet of cigarets."-Tit Bits.
Stone delegates to the Baraca-Phi
lathea convention at "Newbery.
Mr. E. F. Christian fell from the
Parodo building and was painfully
but not seriously hurt one day last
Br you close prices on
fancy groceries, Planta
rowing and so is
a the- country, thereby
I good of all.
i 10c BARGAINS r
Death of Mrs.. Sloan, Joint Lu
theran Conference, Mar
riage of 'Miss Watson
and Mr. Crouch.
Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Sheppard,
of Edgefield, 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
Otb. 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 the past
six months, bas returned, and is
again with Mr. J. D. Bartley.
The bis:-clearance sale pf Mr.
Paycer Shade has been attracting a
good deal of attention, and on last
Saturday when it .was announced
that from 3 to -1 o'clock he Would
give away a certain amount of .the
goods, there was almost a stain pede
of the usual Saturday afternoon
crowd. To give all a fair chane*,
the articles were carried to tho top
of the store and thrown over into
the midst of the waiting mass. A
mischievous young, boy to have
some fun, tilled a large paper bag
with water, and made it secure, and
slipping behind Mr. Shade, tossed
it over with the other things. It is
-needless to say that those who
scrambled and got til? big bundle
that wet them soi wore lighting mad
and still trying- lo lind out which
boy did it.
Mr. and Mr;. SuniCer Wright, of
Greenwood arrived on. Friday even
ing for a visit to relatives. Mrs.
Wright has been sick fon some time;
and it is .thougla a change might
prove beneiiciak \
j Mrs.. Dorn, of Parkville, is tho
guest bf her/daughter, airs? J. A.
Mr. J. Fleming Brown has rev
turned to Spartanburg, after a visit
to her sister,Mr3. 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 bis 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 the
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 lias developed into tubercu
Mr. John Kenny lias been ap
pointed census enumerator for John
ston and Mr. Tom Milford for Elm
The 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.
He'iry Yonce and Josephus John
son, will be sent from Mt. Calvary,
which is located about rive niiles
Mrs. Margaret Sloan died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Wade
Franklin, on last Friday evening.
Mrs. Sloan had been in failing
healtli for over a year and the end
was not unexpected. She was Vu*
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 .tey. P. E.
Ionroe. Miss Watson is the eldest
'lughter of Mr. S. J. Watson.
Mr. Joe Cox has gone to North
S. 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 the1 public is now in
fested .with scores of traveling op
ticians, who offer to. sell five dollar
gold eye-glasses for one dollar. The
fakers either peddle from house to
house or open* up Jn a .store in one
city or town after another, general
ly remaining in a-place from one'
day to four weeks. X. ,
Big signs and hand bills announc
ing the bargains in'. T&ye glasses and
spectacles draw crowds. The ticket
as described is to tell each, customer
that bis case is " a little peculiar^'or
different from the ordinary so as to
require "specially .ground" lenses
instead of the five dollar glasses for
one dollar. By.N thii'"-deception, the
fake optician succeeds in getting
exorbitant prices of tefl, from $10 to
?25, and you get nol?ft?tisfaetion for
your cash. When bC^nds a town
getting too unfriendly ' to him be
cause of the complaints of dissatis
fied customers, the: traveling opti
cian closes his stove .over night,
takes away eveiythi'ng, of value and
often leaves a lot of-unpaid local
bills and goes to the^"??Oxt.: stopping
place, where he begins-all over.again
under a new name.
Twenty-six states of- the .union
have already passed the. Optometry
aw, including Nortlh'^Caro'lina and
Florida on each side.C?f/.us; ?iere-,
fore thc- people of -this state is an
easy market for a traveling faker.
It is to be hoped at the- next meet
ing of our law makers' that they
will protect the innoeeh|;pnblic from
such imposition. If sucli a law is
good for so many o th cristal es,-why
would it not be good for the grand
old state- of South Carolina?-Or
angeburg Times and Dcinocroj.
"John D. Rockefeller-j jr.,"'- said
a New York banker,- askocl-'me one
Saturday afternoon a good bibical
text to base an address:
" 'I'm thinking/ heSsiidj :?ho?t
that, beautiful verse from the twen
ty-third Psalm-''The. j.ord is my
agreed. 'But, Rockefeller, there is
even a better verse..in the same
Psalm-'Thou anhointest 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
pose."-Judge. >. -.>.
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
fjnuary these you.ig men' 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, enables Messrs:; Quarles &
Mellichamp to make close prices.
They carry a large well"selected
stock of general merchandise and
plantation supplies. These progres
sive voling men deserve to succeed.
"I understand you utilize even the
squeal of an animal that passes
through your slaughter-house.
"res," answered the Chicago
meat packer, 1 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 byr the sparkle
of dew at early morning. "Mamma,"
she exclaimed, ' it's *tr*n I
thought it was."
"What do you mean?"
"Look here, the grass is all cover
ed with . perspiration."- --Baptist
Mr. L. B. Asbel has returned
from a western trip.
Dr. D. P. LaGrone is critically
ill at bis home here. About a year
ago be 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 to come, in order that we may
look upon the farmers' smiling faces |
again. I am glad to,say that one
more of our farmers has entered the
contest and hope that yet many
more will emulate his example.
Mr. George and Miss Annie Math
is spent Sunday night at Mrs. G. A.
' We arc very glad to see Miss Ru
by Miller back at home and looking
so well aftnr 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. I). 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.
N". Grafton and Miss Ellie Mathis
were visitors in Edgefield last week.
Missen Kate and Sunie Hammond
and Mrs. J. X. Crafton were visi
tors at the hospitable home of Mr.
Ji':<;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 ?ts- they looked here and
there in the grass for the rabbit's
nest, thrilled all hearts with joy and
admiration; The eggs were a sight
were, red, pink.
variegate(ie ggsvegg8 of all uiserip
lion; eggs, with' images . of chinese1,
rabbits,, monkeys and chickens
stamped on them. We wish Easter
would come every mbnth 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 Alna Hammond spent Sat
urday night at the home of Mr.
Mr. andi "Mrs. Joe Miller and
sweet little Marion visited at Mrs.
Sallie Jones' S?turday 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 Maynie spent last Sabbath at
Mr. W. E. Thurmond's of Modoc.
Mr; and Mrs. J. B. Adams visit
ed at t'le home of .Mr. C. T. Mathis
The Collier's school was very
glad to receive the free (und 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 kuow 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 G)~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
Goodfellow-I'm sorr- to say my
wife has an aggravating habit of
interrupting me in the middle of a
Grouch y-Humph! You are hang
ed fortunate to be able to get so
A Carel of Thanks.
Vfe take this means of thanking
our friends and neighbors for their
extreme kindness and attentiveness
to 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
were helpless and words can't express
our 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 a 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 th is form of manslaugh
ter was known but still valid to
cover it." The danger from the man
who handles an automobile reckless
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 jan ex-,
celleut 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 gr?at agency of
civilization, a wonderful vehicle of
utility and pleasure, in the hands of
the reckless and careless it may be
come a menace. The chaffeur who
runs down and injures the'pedestrian
or equestrian, when at fault, should
be subjected to the same laws,,as,
control the man who fires wantonly
mto ? crowd.-Columbia Record. *
Iweemg^ ^ourity i^u????a^rF
The county equalization .board,
met in the court house Saturday.
Mr. R. A. Cochran presided over
the meeting. All of the townships'
were represented, and brief reports
showed that sp far as it is possible
to adjust the very perplexing-matter
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 in value of
real estate, are a little higher than
four years ago. The personal prop
erty of the county has besn 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.
by townships1 *
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 Edgefield, which is as
sessed at ?20. This added to the
lower valuation pf 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., ami return. Tickets on
sale April 7th and 8th with final
limit returning April Pith, 1910.
Children half fare. For further in
formation, apply to Southern Rail
way Ticket Agents, or,
J. L. Meek, A. G. P. A.,
Alex H. Acker, T. P. A. (
Np Millinery Bills.
In China the fashions haven't
changed in a thousand years. How
lucky iii was for the Chin'*T 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 compiled by
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 $10,000,000 I
Birick . 100,000,000
Silk goods 240,000,000 ?
Furniture : 245,000,000 /
Sugar and molasses . 3'10,000,000 ,
Public 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
Tob?cea , 825,000,000 *
Iron and steel 1,03.5,000,000
Meat 1,550,000,000 .
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 thama billion and a half .
dollars are spent annually fer booze.
by the American people. This is a \
direct liquor tax of $91 a year on %
each famil", of five persons. It.was
a mighty smart, far-seeing man who
first said that the indirect taxes,
forced upon our people were far
more burdensome than the direct '
The remedy: ' Raise one gen?ra
tioh of boys free from the blighting
influence of the saloon and the next
generation following-- m?, grow up
to manhood ' so sensible and mc ral
SoiVwhy did you play tm*
andi go skating to-day?"
"Pa, do you remember what you
semt 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 will
On our eighth page will be found
the large advertisement of Messrs.
W. W. Adams & 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 *fc Co. can supply
any color and any. finish. If you are
contemplating repainting your
premises, drop inland let them tell.
you of the advantages derived from
using Acme Quality paint. . '
Very Reliable Firm.
In this issue will be found the
spring announcement of the J. .Wil
lie Levy Company,'of Augusta,
which has hundreds - of customers
and friends throughout Edgefield
county. In addition,to their very
large, well-selected stock of boys'
and men's clothing, this popular
firm conducts a department for the ;||
ladies on the second floor. They
extend a special invitation to the
Edgefield ladies to make their store
headquarters when in Augusta. A
cordial welcome awaits them.
Johnny's Question* \
"Mother, are all women angels ?"
"Yes, my son, all women are an
"Can they fly?"
" Yes my son. Why do you
"Because last night I saw father
kiss the servant giri, 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 tbiough?" asked
"You might leave my nose there,"
answered the man in the chair, who
had already been cut several tim eu.
-Buffalo Express. ?