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fort to Form New County Has
Been Abandoned on Ac
count of the Lack of
During; the ^ past ten years the
opie of this community have
erished the hope that a new coun
would be formed in this imme
iate section and that McCormick
ould be the county seat.
With a view to this t survey was
ade by Mr. L. P- Elam in
1902, when 156 square miles in
bbeville county, 185 in Edgefield
d 62 in Greenwool were cut off
? form the proposed new county.
"vTpm an election was asked for, the
pponents of the new county raised
e point that Greenwood being an
ld county could not be reduced to
area than 500 square miles,
ttorney General Gunter sustained
is point, and as the survey would
eave only about 460 square miles in
reenwood county the election was
Another survey was made in 1904
Mr. Yeldell, assisted by Mr. C.
Britt and Mr. J. N. Allston, the j
nes of the first survey being
hanged so that only.27 square
iiles were taken from Greenwood
ounty, the balance of 'the 400
uare miles required for the new
unty being taken from Edgefield
d Abbeville counties. The elec
prrwas ordered this time, the Gov
or being satisfied that all require
ents as to area, population and
operty had been complied with;
d on Jannary 5, 1905, every pre
nct in the proposed new county
ceptMt. Carmel-voted in favor
the proposition by more than a |
o-thirds majority. It seemed
en that the new county would
rely be formed by the legislature
en in session; but it was not, and
??se some people of Abbeville
d Edgefield counties convinced
e legislative committee that those
unties had been reduced below
? constitutional limit of 500,
Four years had to elapse before
other election^ could, ber held, and
e Having expired the third effort
as started last year and money
si subscribed for another survey,
r. DeCarap of Anderson was em
loyed to make a survey of Edge
Id county, which was completed
bout first of this month and made
e fact apparent that Edgefield
unty has less area than it was sup
sed to have, to the extent of thir
square miles more or less.
With this information at hand
e new county executive committee
Monday nigh* for a conference
'th the surveyor and their legal
'viser, Gen. Bonham. Every phase
the question relative to area was
itjcussed, and the conclusion was
luctantly accepted that it was inl
egible to take 400 square miles
rom the three ^Bounties without
ving one of them with less
than the law prescribes, assum
rg that Greenwood .is an old coun-1
a fact not yet established by any
dicial decision, though generally
cepted by lawyers.
'The failure of the movement for!
e'new county will be regretted by
large majority of the people of ?
;s town and surrounding country
d some nearby towns. It is not)
jlikely that Parksville and Modoc
llf become part of the North Au
as ta county, and that Plum Branch
^'d McCormick will be annexed to
reenwood. The inconvenience of
~e present situation is realized by
who have business at the county
t at any time, and some change
ros necessary.-McCormick Mes
Both Expert in Logic.
"Tom," said a father to his son,
hose school report showed him to
"ve "been an idle young scamp,
what have you been studying this
Logic, father," replied Tom. 'I I
n prove you are not here now."
Indeed! How so?"
Well, you must be either at|
ome or elsewhere."
"You are not at Rome?"
"Then you must be elsewhere."
''And if you are elsewhere you
1 early can't be here.
For answer the father took up a
nethat lay near and laid it smart
across his son's back.
"Don't!" cried Tom. "You arel
"Not at all. You have just proved
^elusively that I am not here, so
can't be hurting you."
' Before his stern parent had quite
ne with - Tom he felt that lhere
ust.be, after all, a flaw somewhere
fi bis logic-London Tit-Bits.
CLARK'S HILL FRUIT.
Large Orchards Produce Peach
es of Superior Quality. Let
tuce, Strawberries and
Mr. W. H. Ryan, one of Clark's
Hill's fruit growers, was in town
Friday and while in conversation
with him, The Advertiser man ob
tained much interesting information
concerning fruit growing in that
section. The soil or atraotpheric
conditions seem to be peculiarly
adapted to growing peaches of a
very superior quality. This natural
advantage seems to have been dis
covered by the late Robert H Mid
dleton thirty or more years ago.
Within recent years peaches have
been grown for the market upon a
large scale. Clark's Hill's peach or
chards now cover an area of nearly
600 acres. Among the largest grow
ers ate: W. M. Rowland, 150 acres;
W. S. Middleton, 100 acres; Jack
Cranston, 80 acres; H. E. Bunch,
80 acres, R. H. Middleton, 80 acres;
J. P. Nixon, 75 ?cres; W. H. Ryan,
30 acres; L. G. Bell, 30 acres.
When the shipping season is at
its height from one to two solid
cars of peaches are shipped each
day, which is equivalent to from
1,000 to 2,000 crates. Despite the
mountain-like hills *that aid in re
sisting cold, Clark's Hill peaches
were quite seriously injured this
year by frost about the time the
blooms fell. This, however, will not
materially reduce the quantity of
fruit shipped thisj'ear, as the young,
in-coming orchards will make up
the loss sustained by the old trees.
Lettuce, strawberries and toma
toes are also grown quite largely.
The leading lettuce growers are S.
T. Adams, L. G. Bell and R. H.
Middleton. Strawberries are grown
by L. G. Bell, S. T. Adams, H. E.
Bunch, Rich Bros. and W. H. Ry
an, each of whom ships upon an
average about 100 orates every sea
son. Lettuce and strawberries have
both beeu seriously injured this
year by the prolonged ; drought.
Much of the lettuce jan} up to sefed
befor? heading, .wliile^ the berries
are smaller than usual, with marked
decrease in the yield. L.. G. Bell, S.
T.Adams and Mr. Ryan also grow
tomatoes for market.
As a result of successful and
profitable fruit growing, land in and
around Clark's Hill has increased
in value from 50 to 100 per cent
within the last few years. Hill-sides
that are almost perpendicular, too
steep to cultivate the ordinary field
crops, produce peaches that are su
perior in flavor to those grown in
the famous peach belt of Georgia.
Several cars that were sh i pp id by
Mr. W. S. Middleton last year com
manded higher prices than any
other peaches shipped through the
Georgia Fruit Exchange.
Having been repeatedly invited to
visit Clark's Hill by some of the
peach "barons," The Advertiser
man expects to. go over there when
the Elberta season is on. Then we
will tell our readers more about
Clark's Hill fruit-"the proof of
the pidding being in the eating."
The union meeting of the 2nd di
vision of the Edgefield association
will meet with Antioch church May
28th, continuing two days.
1st Query-Should children be
urged to become Christians? S. B.
Mays, J. D. Hughey, R. M. John
son," C. C. Jones.
2nd Query-Why is it more
blessed to give than to receive? L.
R. Brunson, C. E. Quarles, J. D.
Timmermori, J. O. Atkinson.
3rd Query-Is it the duty of
church members to attend Sunday
school? C. M. Mellichamp, J. W.
Quarles, G. Strom, T. Adams, H.
4th Query-Our mutual and fra
ternal love with Christ and each
other a true test of discipleship,
John 15th chapter 1st John 2.J(1
chapter. Revs. P. B. Lanham, J. P.
Mealing, J. T. Littlejohn and G.
5th Query-When professing
Christians neglect the assembling of
themselves together is it a violation
of the Saviour's ordiuance and do
they commit sin bv such neglect?
G. W. Medlock, Rev. J. P. Mealing.
G. W. Wright.
Sunday services to be provided
C. E. Quarles
The Minister's Wife-I'm afraid
Mr. Skinflint does not realize that
the Lord loves a cheerful giver.
The Minister-Oh, I don't know!
The less he gives the more cheerful
ly he gives it.
Building and Loan Association,
Mothers' Day Observed. Se
vere Storm. Floral Fair
The Johnston Building and Loan
Association was organized last week
with the following officers: J. A.
Lott, president, M. T. Turner, vice
president; H. 'D. Grant, secretary
and treasurer. The company will at
once arrange all details and begin
On Sunday, May 8th, Mothers'
Day was observed here, by either
wearing a flower, showing the ap
preciation of the mothers of the
land, or by placing the blossoms on
the graves of the sainted ones. This
second Sunday in May has been
chosen for Mothers' Day and all
who have anything like hallowed
recollections of a mother at rest, or
still blessed with one, are invited
on this day to show some visible
sign of their remembrance of her.
The origin of the day seems to
have been a suggestion by a Phila
delphia lady, who on that day paid
tribute to her dead mother, and who
invited her associates to do the
same, so that the day became known.
Then the newspapers took it up, and
the Federation of Women's Clubs,
ever alive to things that would
draw men and women closer to
higher ideals, and the day became
The storm that visited Johnston
on last Wednesday evening wa3 ene
of the worst that the town lias had
for j'ears. In fact it bordered on a
tornado, with the wind, hail and
rain. Limbs were broken from the
trees, and several have told of
chicken coops and other articles
about the premises hoing blown
across the yard. The storm seems to
have been heavier at other places.
Mr. Lewis Holmes, who resides a
few miles from hert, bad his barn
and gip house blown down.
The ball game played nere last
Tuesday afternoon between the
bloomer girls of,. Chicago, and the
Johnston base ;.ball teanij seems to j
have been a' big success,' as far-as.'
the gaie receipts show, 1108.25
being taken in. The score was 16
to 1 in favor of Johnston,, the one
score coming to the bloomer girls
through the sympathy of the boys
playing clearly it was just the nov
elty of girls playing against a base
ball tee n, as there was no good
point made by them during the
game. Anybody knows a girl has
never been known to run or throw
On last Tuesday evening, Miss
Edith Lee Coleman tendered a most
enjoyable reception ki honor of
her friend and class-mate, Miss Jen
nie Walsh, of Sumter. About 50
invitations were issued to greet this
charming young woman. The hours
passed most pleasantly, and before
the departure of the guests, an ice
course with sweets was served.
Rev. G. A. Wright, of Newberry,
spent several days of last week here
with his brother, Mr. Will Wright.
He came here from Zoar, where he
preached the commencement sermon
on Sunday, May 1st.
Miss Lucile Mobley will go to
Baltimore to attend the Southern
Baptist Convention, and from there
will visit several northern points of
Miss Sara Waters is in Atlanta
for a two weeks' visit to her friend,
Mrs. Chas. Page.
Miss Robinson, of Middlebrook,
Va.,'is visiting at the home of her
cousin, Dr. P. N. Keesee.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Warren, of
Florida, who have been spending
the past month here at the home of
the former's father, Mr. F. M. War
ren, left on Sunday afternoon for
Pittsburg, Penn., where they will
make their future home, Mr. War
ren having a lucrative position
offered him there. They were ac
companied by Mr. John Warren,
who also has a position in Peters
burg, and Miss Rhett Warren, who
goes for a pleasure trip. Before her
return she will visit in New York
Mr. Claud Denny has gone to
Columbia, where he has a position.
Mr. Joe Cox is filling the place he
occupied at Mr. L. G. Asbell's.
The following is the classification
for entry of flowers, for the flower
show to be held here during the
Class A: Finest collection, one
each, not less than eight varieties.
Class B: Finest single white.
Class C: Finest ,;nofle pink.
Class D: Finest single yellow.
Class E: Finest single red.
Class F: Finest single bronze.
Class G: Best collection of pinks
of three varieties. -Snd prize.
Class H: Best collection of whites
of three varieties.
(Continued on page 8.)
Ten Things to Do in May.
1. Replant all lands where the
crops have been killed by the cold
weather-if not in cotton or corn,
in some leguminous crop. Harrow
all land thoroughly before replant
2. Keep up the cultivation of all j
growing crops. Work level and1
shallow and stay ahead of the grass.
Use weeders and harrows and iidlfei
vators instead o; turning plows. ;
3. Plant cowpeas, soy beans or j
velvet beans-every available ?eed
and every available foot of land. j
4. Prepare to fatten the hogs!
cheaply, and to double your pork
product this year. Fence in a per
manent pasture, if possible, and ar
range lots for a rotation of quick
growing pasture cropii. " j
5. Put out plenty of peanuts s.'bd
sweet potatoes, and keep the garden
going. Set out tomatoes, plant
corn, beans, etc., for succession.
Plenty of fruit, vegetables and wa
termelons is every Southern far
(J. See that the spraying outfit''is
kept going. Use Bordeaux ?nd
Paris green on the apple trees and
Irish potatoes, Bordeaux on Lhe
grapes and tomatoes, lime-sulphur j
on the peaches and plums.
V. Begin marketing the early
chickens and look closely after the
health of the younger ones. Pis
infect often and whitewash, if .nec
8. Fix a place, if you have none,
to keep the milk and butter - .fresh
and cool during summer. .';
0. Drain all swampy places about
the house to get rid of malaria
breeding mosquitoes, and keep ,<jhe
stables clean so as to avoid breed
ing the typhoid-carrying house-fly..
Screen the doors and windows.
10. Make a fireless cooker for
your wife to use during - the hot
weather.-Progressive Farmer.' f v
The union meeting of tho 3rd di
vision pf the Edgefield Association
will convene, with th^ Parksville
Bajptist church, 5th\, Sunday ' au??
Saturday before in.M?y, 1910, wit)
JO o'clock, Devotional exercises,
conducted by the Moderator.
10:30 o'clock, Enrollment of del
1st. Query: Can anyone believe
in the teachings of the new Testa
ment and oppose Foreign Missions?
Speakers, H. E. Bunch, J. C. Harv
ley, and H. Banks.
.. 2nd.. What are some of.the social
hindrances to spiritual life and
progress? Speakers, J. M. McKie,
W. H. Agner, and P. H. Bnssey.
One hour for dinner.
3rd, The Gospel truth, a. potent
facter in developing character?
Speakers, Rey. P. B. Lanham, E. G.
Morgan, Sr., and Rev. L. B. White.
4th. Religion in the home, its.
importance and influence? Speak
ers, Rev. T. H. jGarrett, T. G. Tal
bert and J.. C. Morgan.
Sunday morning, Sunday school
exercises conducted by J. M.. Bns
sey, Supt. Parksville Sunday school.
ll o'clock, Missionary sermon to
Adjourn one hour for dinner.
Afternoon devoted to B. Y. P. U.
1st, Is the B. Y. P. U. worth
while? By Mr. W. W. Fowler.
2nd, Relation of B. Y. P. U. to
the church? Paper by Mrs. L. B.
3rd. The advantages to our young
people of the B. Y. P. U. organiza
tion? Paper by Mrs. T. H. Gar
3rd. The B. Y. P. LT. outlook,
by Rev. L. B. White.
D. A. J. Bell,
A Powerful Weapon.
They were examining an old-fash
ioned shotgun of murderous build,
sa vs The Youth's Companion. It
looked as if it would be an effective
weapon against anything short of
an elephant, and its owner was
boasting with that scorn of fact
which is allowed the successful hun
ter of its power.
"Doesn't it kick like anything?"
"Oh, yes, it kicks some," said the
proprietor, "but that's the beauty of
it. Why, once I shot at a grizzly
that was charging me. I missed
him, and on he came. If it had not
been that the gun kicked me so far
back that I had time to reload I
shouldn't have been here to tell the
Mary Jane-"You offer your
hand, but what about supporting
Henry-' I've got a dozen layin'
hens, by gosh!"
Mary Jane- 'Henry, I aeoept! "
Good Rains Have Fallen, Mer
cantile Business to be Estab
lished, Myosotis Club
The much needed rain came at
last. Cotton and corn are coming
up right along and oats are stretch
ing np. So we have much tobe
. Rev. T. H. Garrett preached a
very interesting sermon at Modoc
yesterday and in spite of rain a
goodly number were present. Among
the visitors "were Mr. Lamar Cart
ledge and his step-mother from
Georgia, and Mr. John Shelton and
his sister, from Choty.
Mr. John Shumate is yet quite
sick. He has been confined to his
room for some time.
Modoc ever on the alert for some
thing to do in the way of business
will in the near future erect a com
pany store under name of Modoc
Mercantile Company by J. O- Mar
shall, W. Robertson and H. W. Mc
Mr. Winchesier Robertson in
vites all candidates who like pindera,
to call at his place of business. "Try
The Myosotis Club held an enjoy
able meeting" this week, Friday,
with Mrs. J. O. Marshall and Mrs.
Harry M. Nabstedt. A number of
Clark's Hill and Meriwether ladies
were guests of the afternoon. The
time was spent in fancy work,
listening to reading from Eliza Cal
vert Hall's new book, "The land of
long ago" and with music. Refresh
ments were served on small tables
on the piazza and lawn. The place
cards were folders having a suita
ble quotation for each guest written
inside, these being read aloud in
The ladies missionary union of
of Modoc, met with Mrs. A. V.
Bussey on Thursday afternoon. The
society has just been re-organized
j?or work. Several plans were adopt
ed for the raising of funds and an
ice cream festival, for Saturday af
ternoon 3 lay 21st, .to 7 p. nu ^vas
planned. :!Thc . ladies -ask the co
operation of friends of the church'
to" make this a success. The question
of a bright new carpet for the pul
pit and aisles is on their hearts.
Come and assist this good work.
Died Suddenly in Newberry.
. The following dispatch from
Newberry announced the sudden
death of Mr. G. F. Long, the father
of Mr. C. A. Long and Prof. G. F.
Long, which occurred Tuesday
G. F. Long was found dead in
bed by his daughter at 7 o'clock
this morning. Mr. Long farmed
near here for 50 years and after the
death of his wife moved in town,
living here about six years. An
honored citizen, brave Confederate
soldier, loyal Mason and Christian
gentleman has gone.
"He is survived by five sons, C.
A. and G. F. Long, Trenton; R. T.
Long, Anderson; J. L. Long, Dal
las, Texas; J. M. Long, Los Angeles,
Cal., and two daughters, Mrs. AI. A.
Goggans, Miss Nora Long, Newber
ry. Mr. Long was* 75 years old."
He Fixed The Cat.
The lodger's pet aversion was
cats, and he cherished a special
grudge against a feline which some
times shared his meals without his
consent. Just as he was preparing
for bed he caught sight of a suspi
cious hump under the counterpane.
"The brute," he muttered, and his
eyes glared murder as he reached
for one of the 10-pound dumbbells
with which he was wont to toy each
morning. Stealthily he approached
the bed. Then, thud! and one of the
items on his next week's bill was?
"To one hot-water bottle, $1.25."
Him-Miss Peachly certainly has
a good complexion.
Her-Yes, indeed! She never buys
any except the best.-Chicago News.
"I saw \ou kiss sister last night."
"Did you, Bobby? Here's a quar
ter for you."
. Thanks. And then I haw you
kiss the maid in the hall."
"Great Scott! Here's *5!"~Life.
' "I suppose you and your wife
"Not at all. She insists that I
have all the faults."-Detroit Press.
Two Deaths Sadden Communi
ty, Business of Bank Con
tinues to' Grow, Heavy
Wind and Hail.
During the past week two homes
in our community have been sad
dened by the hand of death.
On Monday last Benjamin Stevens
the infant child of Mr..and Mrs. W.
D. Holland died in Augusta where
he had been carried to be operated
upon. The little fellow was nine
months old and a veiry bright baby.
To the grief sticken parents we of
fer our profoundest sympathy.
The other death, that of Mrs.
Elizabeth Bettis, occurred on Fri
day morning. Mrs. Bettis was
eighty years old. Her death comes
as a shock to the community as it
had hardly been known that she
was sick until we were informed of
her death. The funeral services
took place at Ebenezer on Saturday
afternoon. The sorrowing crowd
that witnessed this last sad rite in a
measure bespoke the esteem in
which she was held.
We failed to get our letter in last
week and we must ask indulgence
should our notes be out of date.
The business of our bank has
grown so much that the directors
found it necessary to give some
help to the Cashier. Willie Roper
was selected for the position. We
understand he will enter upon hus
duties the first, of September.
Miss Louise L?rick, one of our
Trenton girls who now lives in
Crescent City, Fla., is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. E. L. Posey.
A very severe hail storm, accom
panied with wind, passed through
the eastern part of our community
last Wednesday. Not a great deal
of damage was done, but farther on
towards Philippi it was so heavy
that entire crops of cotton will have
to be replanted! The gin-house of
Mr. Lewis Holmes was demolished
by the storm.
Tribute to Alfred Butler By
Mr. Editor: Please ' allow me
space in your paper to speak of the
life of Brother Alfred Butler, who
was a consistent member of the
Shaw's Creek Baptist church for
many year's. He was an honest,
truthful man. If he was one of them
that the Saviour give two talents,
he worked faithfully with them by
laying a good example for others. I
will say to them, as Solomon,
"Mark the perfect map and behold
the upright, for the^end of that man
is peace." He lived with a royal
family for more thaBj forty years
and served them faithfully until
death. Their hearts wept at his de
parture, which tells me if all my
race would live the life of this good
brother, honest and true to their ob*
ligation, we would always find a
warm place in the hearts of the best
white people. If we had a world of
such men, we would- not have any
use for a jail and we could afford to
kill all the blood hounds. He told
me that he was over eighty years
old. He departed this life on me
first day of May, 1910, and his re
mains were laid to rest at Macedonia
Baptist church in the town of Edge
field, the funeral service conducted
by me, the pastor of said church,
Rev. Carson and Rev. G. A. Mor
gan. There were present on this oc
casion a host of white friends and
also colored friends who came to
pay the last tribute of respect to
this good, faithful servant. Mrs.
Mims presided at the organ. She
has served the white Baptist church
for many years and from what I
can understand will be there
until her departure to a better place.
My text Matthew 25th chapter and
21st verse: "Well done thou good
and faithful servant." His society,
the Mutual Aid, carried out their
obligation faithfully to him and laid
him to rest. Sleep on brother and
take your rest!
Rev. F. A. Weaver.
She Was Talking.
Guest at a Restaurant-Excuse
me sir, can you let me come to thc
telephone? You have been there
20 minutes without saying a word.
Man at thc Phone-Sorry, sir,
but I'm talking to my wife.-Poll
A Better Place.
Medley-Hello, where are you
Trawling-I'm going to thc mu
seum to look at antiques.
Modley-Antiques in the museum?
That's no place for antiques. Come
with me; Tm going to see the col
lection in the cold-storage house.
Profitable Session of County In
Held Thursday .
While The Advertiser does not
claim that the members of the
chnrches of Edgefield county are
more deeply pious than those of the
other counties, we can assert
without fear of succensful contra
diction that nowhere will one find a
more fraternal, Christ-like spirit ex
isting among the different denomi
nations than is to be found through
out our county. The coming togeth
er annually of the representatives
of the churches of the five different
denominations in the * capacity of
the County Inter-Denominational
Sunday school convention has had
much to do with creating and fos
tering this beautiful spirit. Pres
byterians, Methodists, Lutherans,
Episcopalians and Baptists all meet
as brethren and Christians, and not
as members of this or that church.
Were tuese annual meeting to ac
complish nothing but the strength
ening of those ties, leaving out of
consideration the upbuilding of the
Sunday schools, they would be
worth what they cost and mach
'Well, it was the good fortune of
the 1910 convention to have Har
mony as the meeting place and the
good people of that Heaven-blessed
community as hosts. Nowhere in the
state can a country community be
found that approaches more nearly
the ideal tba n Harmony, rightly
named because of the good-fellow
ship, neighborly Christian spirit
that prevails among its citizenship.
Unlike those of some communities,
the Harmony people are not pinched
by poverty on the one hand, nor
puffed up by prosperity on the oth
er. They are abundantly blessed
with this world's goods but when
ever occasion arises bountifully
share their blessings with others *
Their prosperity, as well as their
old-time, ante-bellum hospitality,
was evidenced by the great feast
that waa. spread at.the^d^per hour
orr Thursday last. Meats and sweet
meats of every name and variety
were supplied in quantities that
could easily have satisfied the ap
petites of th?ce the number that
gathered about the table. The good
people of Haimony in laying their
plans for the entertainment of their
guests must have had the annual
Harmony picnic in mind.
The conver ion was welcomed by
Mr. Walter Marsh, the response
being made by Rev. Royal Shan
nonhouse. The convention was or
ganized by the election of R<?v. Mr.
Shannonhouse as president and
Hon. Thos. H. Rainsford secretary
Not more than half the Sunday
schools in the county were repre
sented, which was probably due
to the fact that farmers are very
busy at this season. A special com
mittee was appointed to confer with
the schools to the end that a greater
number be represented at the con
vention which will meet with Horn's
Creek early in May, 1911, the exact
date to be announced later by the
Rev. T. P. Burgess gave a very
interesting report of the state con
vention which was held at Rock
Hill. At the conclusion of his report
a collection amounting to ?25 was
taken for the state work.
Practical and timely topics were
discussed both in the forenoon and
afternoon, among the speakers being
Rev. ' T. P. Burgess, Mr. Gt. M.
Smith, Rev. J. T. Littlejohn, Dr.
C. E. Burts, Mr. A. S. Tompkins,
Rev. Mr. Beckham and Hon. B. E.
At the conclusion of the program
a memorial service was held, two
members of the convention, Col.
James T. Bacon and Mr. L. F.
Dorn, having passed away since the
last session. The tributes' to the
memory of these two brethren were
exceedingly beautiful. Their works
do praise them, and as l^ng as time
shall last the influence of Col. Bacon
and Mr. Dorn will live in Edgefield
He Was Put Off.
Teachei-What is the meaning
of the word "procrastinate?''
Pupil-To put off.
Teacher-Right. Illustrate it in
Pupil-I tried to steal a rita?
on a street car yesterday, but I
was procrastinated.-- -Cleveland
Visitor-It must bea big task to
run a newspaper like yours.
Editor-Not at all. It's the easi
est thing in the world. Dozens 11"
my friends as well as t .feet stran
gers come in hore every day to t?*ll
mu how to rmi it,