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V0L> 75. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1910
Great Day at Stevens Creek
Church, Largest Attendance
? in Twenty Years. Splen
For several generations the peo
ple of the Meeting Street-Stevens
Creek section have been noted for
their cordial good fellowship and
whole-souled hospitality, which
has all along caused their public
meetings to be largely attended.
But th? former records of many
years ipr attendance upon Stevens
Creek, cliureb. were broken last Sun
. day, at which time a great throng
/ assembled to witness Children's
Day exercises. The writer has been
attending services at Stevens Creek
. at intervals from his childhood but
never before Sunday last have we
Seen people turned away from i.he
doors because every seat was filled.
This is the largest church building
in the county and ordinarily easily
seats all who attend. Mr. S. N.
Timmerman said the attendance
Sunday was the largest that he had
seen since the centennial service
twenty-odd years agc?.
Mr. S. ?T. Timmerman has been
superintendent of the Sunday school
for a number of years, being always
at his post and doing his utmost to
keep the school up to a high stand
ard.1 The major portion of the
work of arranging the program and
training the children for Sunday's
exercises was done by Miss Iris
Hamilton, assisted by Miss Pearl
Barling. The very excellent man
ner in which each child performed
his or her part reflected lasting credit
upon these two young ladies, and
their success on junday should cause
them to go forward in the exercise
of their talent, achieving even great
er things in the wo:-rk among the
children and young people of the
Stevens Creek commuuity. And as
fercthe little boys and girls who
afforded so much pleasure to
. the large congregation, to? uiuch
can notcbe said. The songs and re
citations were faultlessly rendered. v
. ^Jday their interest in the Sunday I ,
scfio'ol increase until pey ' shall Be- J
: cqme strong Christian men and wo-'
men, capable of taking the place of ,
the older workers who are taken
away from time to time. ' .
Just before the adjournment for ]
dinner the pastor of the church, the
: Rev. Mr. Heckle, spoke for half an
hour, presenting the cause of the ,
American Baptist Publication So
After adjournment tor dinner,not .
a few on coming out of the church ,
and seeing the great multitude won- (
dered how so many people, were to
be provided with dinner. But there (
was' no uneasiness along this score
on the part of those who knew of (
?.th*e generosity and hospitality of
the people of this section. As soon
as the good things could be placed
upon the long table under the
spreading oaks all were bidden togo
down and regale themselves. Many
years ago Stevens Creek became ',
^famous for its'great feasts and the
dinner of Sunday last easily came
up to the high standard that has
beeu maintained for generations.
After every appetite had been satis
fied, ^huge dishes of meats and
j sweetmeats were returned to the
baskets from whence they came,
proving that the housewives had
provided for >a crowd even larger
than Sunday's record breaking
throng. Almost the entire forenoon
being devoted to exercises by the
children, the afternoon program
consisted df addresses by Mr. Je
rome H. Courtney, Prof. P. P.
Burns and Mr. A. S. Tompkins.
After these gentlemen had conclu
ded their timely, practical and very
excellent addresses. Mr. J. L. Mims
was called upon for a talk.
Again we wish to commend the
officers, teachers and children for
what they achieved on Children's
Day. Le.t it be made an annual oc
casion. Those who take part in
the exercises are benefitted and
those who witness the exercises
profit by each number, and the en
tire school is resuscitated and re
juvenated through an increase in
interest and enthusiasm.
Song-Sing unto the Lord.
Song-On Children's Day.
What Makes Children's Day?
Emmie Bledsoe, Eleanor Ki na rd,
Mary Lou Odom, Mary Bean
Could We Only Underhand,
Song-Our Father's Care,
Be Careful What You Say,
The Man who Wins,
The Household Fairy,
Reba Co gburn.
Song-Hark! On the Breeze.
I Wonder Does she KnOw.
Temperance-Lynell Cogburn, Per
cy Tim merman, Rob. Sawyer, La
mar Bledsoe, Jake Bryan, Harris
Kennedy, Marion Hamilton, Wil
liam Belle, Wilbur Cogburn, Er
Song-By Primary Classes.
The Other Side of the World,
If I Only Had a Home, Sweet Home,
Song-O That Will be Glory.
The Hive of Busy Bees,
Willie Bryan, Johnnie Cogburn
Myrtle Hamilton, Mary Bean Lew
is, Winnie Kennedy, Velma Cog
burn, Esther Odom.
Song-By Primary Class.
Just You Smyle-Clyde Bledsoe.
When you Have Christ for a riend,
, Martha Belle.
Make the World Brighter:
Music-Hattie Lou Logue.
Spartanburg Farmer Who
J. Henry Caldwell, the dynamite
man, was in the city yesterday. In
speaking of his two acres of corn
planted on land which he dynamited,
Mr. Caldwell said he expected to
gather more than two hundred bush
els to the acre.
Prof. Ira Williams of Columbia
was out at Ardella this week and he
took occasion to go over and look
at Mr. Caldwell's corn. He said
that he believed Mr. Caldwell stood
"Last Monday a representative of
the Dupont Powder company, with
offices at Wilmington, Del., spent
the day at Mr. Caldwell's to look at
the corn crop. He told Mr. Cald
well that he wanted him to try the
experiment again next year, and
that he must plant his dynamite
charges closer together. He said
that his house would manufacture
the exact size charge needed, which
would save the trouble and danger
of cutting up the sticks of dyna
mite. Thc cartridges will be made
of the black dynamite. Mr. Cald
well used the yellow or brown col
ored dynamite this year. I
In speaking of the corn Mr. Cald
well said that it averages ten feet
ia height. In one acre there are
forty-seven rows with 311 stalks to
the row. There is no stalk in the
acre with less than two ears of coin
and many of them have five ears.
Allowing 125 ears to the bushel,
Mr. Caldwell figures out that he
will makeaboat 224 bushels of corn
to the acre.
This corn is of the variety known
as the "Spartan Wonder," a kind
developed by Mr. Caldwell by
crossing the "Giant Pearl" and the
"Marboro Prolific." This "Spar
tan Wonder" corn took first prize
at the county fair last fall. Mr.
Caldwell has shipped it to all parts
of the United States, ? selling at $3
Mr. Caldwell planted his corn on
Good Friday. The land was bro
ken with charges of dynamite placed
two feet deep in the row and four
feet apart.-Spartanburg Herald.
Commission Organized and
Will Make Report.
Gov. Ansel yesterday received a
letter from Augusta, in which it
was stated that the commission re
cently appointed in the matter of
the proposition to establish Iley
ward county had been organized
and that S. B. Mays had been named
as.secretarj' of the commission with
L. J. Williams, former chairman of
the old state dispensary board, as
chairman of the commission.
The new county would be formed
ont of parts of Edgetield and Aiken
The commission now organized
will go to work to see if the require
ments for an election have been
met. A report will be made to Gov.
Ansel, and if the requirements are
all right he wili order an election.
The proposition of forming a
new county with North Augusta as
the county seat is a very interesting
question in that section. The new
county has many advocates. There
was an election held several1 years
Sunday School Convention, Mrs
Walker EnterHi ad Beau
tifully, Corner Stone Luth
eran Church Laid
Miss Gertrude Simpson, state
field agent of the W. M. S. of the
Lutheran church, delivered an in
teresting address on missions on
last Sunday afternoon at St. John's
The Ridge Baptist Sunday school
convention will meet with Pine
Pleasant church, July 14-15.
"Mr., James Hujet has gone to
Chester, where he has accepted a
position as operator.
Miss Cora Mobley lias gone to
Langley for a visit to friends
The Band of Hope save a very
pleasant entertainment on Monday
evening, July 4th, at the home of
Mrs. J. II. White. The amusing
features of the evening were the
Lemon Lady and blackbird pie. Re
freshments were served during the
evening for tlie benefit of the or
On Wednesnay afternoon from
5:30 to 0:30 Mrs. J. L. Walker en
tertained the Pi Tann club in a
manner charming to all present.
Besides the regular members a num
ber of other friends were invited,
the guest of honor being the beau
tiful bride, Mrs. J. W. Mobley
Mesdames F. A; Tompkins and
F. S. Jefferson and Misses Bessie
Ford and Frances Turner and Mr.
Wallace Turner visited relatives at
Meeting Street on Saturday and
Mrs. C. F. Pechman, Miss Ella
Pauline Pechman, and Mrs. B. F.
Adams visited in Columbia last
Miss Bertha Woodard is in Co
lumbia visiting friends. While
!iway lier place at central telephone
office will be filled by Miss Rachel
About the first of August Mr.
Frank Crouch will go to Anderson
?rhere Mr. Crouch has accepted a
position. . For the past .three'years
llr. CrouehrfbaJ3;1>bcen.M?c1erk ,in. ,the
^.ca'mil?r?stal^^m?nt- of Mr.- H.
Miss Rebecca Bag?ott 6f Saluda
is the guest of her brother Mr.
EJaggott near town.
Mr. Lee Price contemplates mov
ing his family to Florida, where he
will engage in business. Their
nany friends wW regret their de
Mrs. J. " L. Bussey, of Spartan
trarg, and Martha Dorn, of Parks
/ille, are guests of their sister, Mrs.
f. A. Dobey.
Miss George Emma Jordan, of
Bamberg, has been visiting her
umt, Mrs. J. E. Jordan.
Missess Mattie Lou Jordan and
Sammie Pierce are at home from
Macon, where they hure been at
;endingHhe business college located
Poles for the electric lights have
been placed on nearly all of the
streets and by August 1st everything
will be in readiness.
Mis3 Ida Satcher is visiting her
brother, Mr. E. B. Satcher, in Au
Mr. Beck and family of Florida,
ire guests at the home of Mr. J. C.
Lewis. A number of years ago Mr.
Beck resided here.
Mr. William Mobley, of Florida,
is out on a visit to his brother, Mr.
Miss Lyl Parish, a former teach
er of the high school here, arrived
this week for a visit to friends.
Mr. Grady Hazel has gone to
Hurtsville where he will have man
agement of the paper published
there and will be editor in chief.
On last Sunday, July 3rd, Dr. S.
G. Mobley celebrated his 75th
birthday, and on this day had with
him for +.he first time in several
years, all of his brothers, Messrs.
William Mobley, of Florida, J. F.
Mobley of Columbia, and A. C., W.
S. and A. J. Mobley, of this place.
Besides these, several near relatives
were present to enjoy the day with
Mr. and Mrs. James Dobey en
tertained a few friends on Friday
evening with a tea in honor of
Misses Dorn, Smith and Abrams.
The basement foundation of the
Baptist church has been laid, and ii
the weather permits, work will go
on rapidly. The Sunday scho'ol
and class rooms will be on the first
floor, the main auditorium being
Last Saturday and Sunday will
be memorable days to the members
of the Lutheran church, as at this
time their new church was dedicated
and the corner stone laid.
On Saturday morning at ll
o'clock the coiner stone was laid,
and in the receptacle various articles
pertaining to the church were
placed, Rev. J. D. Kinard preach
ing the sermon. On Sunday morn
ing Rev. P. D. Risinger preached
the consecration sermon. A special
musical program was arranged for.
This church was organized in 1903
with 13 charter member?. During
this time there has been .a steady
growth, with a good Sunday school.
The pretty and neatly i-furnished
^church has been built and';paid for,
which stands as a testimonial to ihe
zeal and love this small band of
Christian workers had for the cause.
Mrs. A. P. Lewis has gone to
Ga. for a visit to her sister, Mrs.
/ Miss Weinona Lewis attended the
executive meeting of the W. M. LT.
of the Ridge association at Ridge
Spring on Wednesday. The pro
gram for the convention to be held
here was arranged for and
will be August 3l8t-September 1st
Capt. Perry, of Lancaster, father
of Mrs. E. H. Becham, died last
week at his home after a three
weeks' illness of apoplexy. Rev.
Becham went to Lancaster' Wednes
day to join hi3 family and to attend
The union meeting of the 3rd di
vision of the Edgefield association
will convene with the Pied Oak
Grove church, July 30th, and 31st,
with the following program:
10:00 devotional exercises con
ducted by moderator.
10:30 Enrollment of . delegates
with reports from the churches
1st Query-What is the meaning
of Acts 20:35: "lt is more blessed
to give than to receive." Rev. P. P.
Mealing, P. H. Bussey, Sr., and S.
T. Adams. >
2nd Query-Whatsis the remedy
for the desecration of the Sabbath j
by what is commonly known as
"Sunday visiting!" Joe Prince, Will
Agnew, Rev. G. W. Bussey.
Recess one hour and aljialf for
3rd Query-"Missionary Baptist
church, its identity, its mission, its
reward." L. B. White, p. Y. D.
Freeland, Rev. Banks.
4th Query-The best method of.
developing religion in .the home, H.
E. Bunch, Rev. T. H. Garrett, P.
H.^Bossey, Jsv.. v
?M?seellane?us and . ac/'journ at
Sunday school July 81st conduct
ed by the superintendent of Red
Oak Grove church commencLig at
11:00-Missionary sermon bv
Rev. L. B. White.
One hour for dinner.
Afternoon session to be given
over to the ordination of young P.
H. Bussey to the gospel ministry,
the program and exercises' to be in
the hands of the pastor, Rev. G. W.
D. A. J. Bell,
Mr. Featherstone Descended
From Good Old Edgefield
The friends of Hon. C. C. Feath
erstone, candidate for governor, will,
be pleased to learn that his great
grand-father, Mr. Littleton A.
Brooks, was a prominent citizen of
Edgefield county, residing in the
northwestern portion of the county,
and it is through this branch of his
family that Mr. Featherstone is re
lated to the large Quarles family of
the Avest-side. While he was in
Edgefield last Friday Mr. Feather
stone received a letter from Rev. S.
R. Bass, pastor of Bethel Baptist
church, stating that his (Mr. Feath
erstone's) great grand-father was a
deacon of that church and was one
of two to receive the title to the
church property in 1850.Thiscan be
found in the records of the church
that are now in existence. Some of
the oldest citizens of the Bethany
section, still remember the pious
life of Mr. Littleton Brooks. Like
most of the other candidates for
governor, Mr. Featherstone is a
member of the Methodist church
but he has stanch personal and
political friends in all of the
Wife (reproachfully)-You for
get how you once breathed your
love in my car and promised that
my every wish should be gratified.
Hub-No I don't, but I wish now
I'd followed the hygienic rule of
keeping my mouth shut while
A suburban chemist had been ad
vertising his patent insect powder
far and wide. One day a man dash
ed into his shop and said excitedly:
"Give me another half pound of
your powder, quick, please." "Oh!"
remarked the chemist as he pro
ceeded to fill the order, "I'm glad
you like the powder. Good, isn't
it?" "Yes," replied the customer.
"I have one cockroach very ill; if I
give him another half pound he'll
Crop Prospects Discouraging,
Baptist Pastor "Pounded"
by His Flock. Asks
The rain keeps coming, at least,
by littles, and the farmer is well
nigh swamped. The truth is, the
county above this point, covering
the fiat grey lands looks like star
vation. The cotton is little, the
grass vigorous, the ground wet. I
have seen the first cotton bloom to
day, and I have traveled over a con
siderable area in the last two weeks.
The corn, except in spots is drown
ed out, most of which, in imitation
of Williamson was planted in wa
ter furrow, a theory that will not
do on flat land. In fact, I believe in
the work and fertilizer theory of
Williamson, but would discard the
water furrow theory, except in high,
deep soil. Any kind of plan will
make corn, if you will plough up
the land good and deep, plant at the
right time, use plenty of fertilizer
keep the weeds and grass out. This
is 'More Anon's" theory.
Gardens, truck and potato patches
are almost ruined, as a rule on ac
count of rain.
Peas ?re being sown largely. The
fact is, there is always some sort of
compensation in apparent reverses,
and it may be a poor crop of com
and cotton will result in large for
age crops, and great improvement
in our lands, which follows, as the
night the da3T, the planting of peas.
We would advise all our agricultur
alists to plant peas in their corn, es
pecially if the, corn appears to be
The other dav the writer noticed
an unlawful looking crowd congre
gated near the Baptist church and
to prevent, as far as I could any act
of violence, I sauntered at leisure
and mingled with the crowd. I ob
served women and children, and
good natured men, and any fears
one may have had would have been
allayed, although there were some
suspicious indications. A wagon, or
large bnggy^was laden with, ammu
nition, or something a&in, that
would sustain a long march, and the
clans seemed to be forming. Finally
after some whispering and manoeu
vering the crowd formed in 2's, 4's
and 6's, and marched towards the
Baptist parsonage hard by. When i
the mob, so to speak, reached the
parsonage door, Rey. T. H. Garrett
appeared, seemingly very much
agitated, whom the leader addressed
as nearly as I can reproduce it in the
following language. "Mr. Garrett
a man's home is said to be his cas
tle, which is sacred, and is to be in
no wise invaded under ordinary cir
cumstances, but I stand here, sir,
in obedience to the wishes of my
comrades, and demand the keys ?o
your pantry." Mr. Garrett simply
said, 'I surrender," and then the
ladies, little girls and boys and old
men like J. C. Morgan, John Bus
sey and W. N. Elkins, began to .
"tote" in hams, flour, vegetables
and goodness knows what not until
there was quite a pile in one corner
of the dining room.
The writer was quite amused at
Tom White, Mr. D. N. Dom's por
ter. Some good lady had brought a
chicken in a basket, and Tom ap
peared at the back door and in
stentorian accents said: 'What
must I do with those fowl in this ,
basket." Mr. Garrett had but recent- '
ly moved into the new parsonage
and I think it thoughtful and ap- ;
propriate that his people give some !
token of their appreciation.
We are glad to report that Dr.
W. G. Blackwell, who was operated .
on for appendicitis at the Margaret
Wright sanitarium, a week ago, is
doing nicely. We hope to see.hinr
at home in another week.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bussey from
Spartanburg have been spending
some time with Mrs. Dorn here, and
with Mrs. Bussey's sister, Mrs.
James A. Dobey of Johnston. Mrs.
Bussey was before marriage, Miss
Miss Martha Dorn is spending a
fortnight at Johnston with her sis
ter, Mrs. Dobey.
Mr. Dan A. Bell was off for
Clark's Hill one day last week to
look after shipping his Elbertas,
that are now ready for shipment.
Miss Sallie Parks spent Saturday
with friends in McCormick.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie McDonald,
of Laurens are spending a week or
so with their parents here, Mr. and
Mrs. T. C. McDonald.
Mrs. Virginia Stone has been
spend ing the last week at Rehoboth
but has returned home.
Rev. T. H. Garrett went yester
day to McCormick to preach the or
dination sermon of four deacons
for Rev. Mr. Bass, McCormick's
Cashier W. Pat Parks has his
new residence on north street about
raised. This residence when com
pleted* will be one of the prettiest
What has become of our old
friend "Subscriber" of fair Reho
both ? Last year he suffered from a
broken rib, that distressed the girls.
mightily, and now silence in The
Advertiser is worse. We miss his
sprightly items and fear some acci
dent has befallen him again. Mr.
Editor, help us locate Subscriber,
Col. Bailey Always Alert and
In this issue will be found the
advertisement of the South Caroli
na Co-Educational Institute, giving
sixteen well-founded reasons why
the parents of the county should
send their sons and daughters to
this splendid institution. The twen
tieth session of the S. C. C. I. will
begin on September 29th, and we
hope to see greater number of
boys and girls from this county en
rolled then than ever before since
the school has been located among
us. That the patronage of the Edge
field people has steadily increased
from year to year has been very
gratifying to Col. Bailey and the
friends of the the institution, for it
indicates that the more the people
learn of the school the more exalted
is their opinion of it. This is very
natural, for to become acquainted
with the thoroughness and the ex
cellence of the training that the
students of the S. C. C. I. receive
can do nothing less than insure th
utmost confidence in ' tte;.pte&jdent
and splendid faculty ofi4TO:*?&OO1
In a personal letter to th?^editcj^of
The Advertiser, Col. Bailey
days ago wrote in part as folio
"We have already begun act;
work in behalf of next session
from present indications we will
have a full school. We are sending2^
out letters all over this and other
states and receiving very encour
aging replies. We are punting forip
greater efforts thaa'-rcver beiore^n
behalf of the institutionnel; are de
termined to make ,ih?v neit session
tha best ini its 'history;'.Wa^Mve
added another experienced man. to
the iaculty which puts us iii! better
shape than ever before to do a good
part by our patrons and students."
Safe and Sane Leader.
1 Rev. Richard Carroll, the color
ed minister of Columbia who is
well and favorably known in Edge
field, has always proven himself to
be a sane and safe leader of his peo
ple, ?n a letter commending The
State for an editorial upon the re
cent disgraceful prize fight, Rev.
Carroll stated the following among
"The victory of Johnson will con
tribute nothing at all to the eleva
tion of the colored race, nor will
the defeat of Jeffries contribute to
the degradation of the white race
The love of sports, prize fighting,
betting, joined with brutality and
the desire to satisfy the animal in
stincts and the ungoverned cravings
of humanity resulted in the utter
destruction of the Grecian and Ro
man civilizations. No individual or
race who lives and spends time and
money daily to satisfy the passions
can escape the penalty due to the
violation of a righteous law.
"Over the outcome of this fight
both races lost their heads, and it is
i pity that -the negro pulpit and
church should have been used as
places of prayer that God might
jive the victory to Johnson. But it
is possible that the white people
prayed also. It is far better that an
individual gain supremacy over his
passions^ his prejudices-in other
words, 4 over his owrn spirit" than
to "take a city" by physical and
brutal force. The element of people
that supported and backed the
Jeffries-Johnson fight are the same
people that are ready at all times to
break the law, shed human blood
and encourage race riots in the
United States. If the colored peo
ple get the idea that this victory
of Johnson's is a victory for the
race, I pity them. And just as you
said, if the white people, on the
other hand, feel that this defeat of
Jeffries is the defeat of the white
race, they, too, deserve to be pitied,
especially when, in consequence,
they are led to seek revenge or. the
Two Sides of Matrimony.
Josetta Haines Combs, an Ibwa
In the world's broad field of bat
In the bivouac of life,
Be not like dumb driven cattle,
Be a hero, get a wife.
To which the hesitating bachelo r
Lives of married men remind us
We, too, might become sublime,
With collectors close behind us,
And be cookless half the tiine.
REASON FOR ABSENCE.
Congressman Patterson's Letter
Stating Why he Could not
Attend Campaign Meet
ing. See voters later
Barnwell, S. C., '
Hon. B. E. Nicholson, County
Chairman, Democratic Execu
tive Committe, Edgefield, S. C.
My Deir Sir:
It is to me a great political re
gret? that I am not permitted today
to meet my good, constituents of
Edgefield county and to give them
a full and clear account of my stew
ardship, of the manner in which by
day arad night, in winter's cold and
summer's heat, I have endeavored
to be a worthy representative of
the best people on God's green
It is a matt? of personal regret
beyond telling in words that I am
kept from looking into the kindly
faces, hearing the brave true voices,
and feeling the warm hand clasp of
the friends who baye so honored me .
with the confidence ' and regard in
all the years thags' we have loved
each other. I shouM^ like to tell
you of the record of my labor and
toil in your service. I am not a
shamed of a word thairTl have spok
en in or out.of the House of Rep
resentatives, nor of a vote that I
have cast in your behalf.
For the seven long months of the
session recently ended, I was at-my
post of duty at the Capitd, absent
for only a few days on account of i
an indisposition due to the change
able climate of Washington in such
i strange winter of extremes of
I had looked forward with great
pleasure to my .jMai^to Edgefield
today when-I had .Hoofed to give to
raj many true and"' loyal friends of
Edgefield county an account of my
?tewardship as yourrepresentative in
Congress, but an all-wise Providence
Since my return home, I have
been seized with' a bilious attack,
accompanied by fever, and my phy
sicians strongly urges upon me the
need of rest and quiet until I have
regained my strength. ' - -
I hope you will pardon me for '
repeating to you the commendation
for faithfulness and constancy giv
m me of their own free will by the
ninority leader of the Democratic
?ving of the House, Hon. Champ
CJlark, a veteran statesman of Miss
ouri, ?nd the ever watchful corres
pondent of the daily press.
I have no concealments from you,
ny friends. 1 o you, as your trust
?d representative and friend, my
ife, public and private, is as an
I entertain the confident expecta
tion that period of home rest will
>ring me a complete restoration of
he perfect health that has blessed
ill my life, and I feel in my heart
nat the good and true people bf
Edgefield county will see that my
sandidacy for re-election shall not
mtier on account of my enforced
ibsence from your meeting today.
With the hope that I may see
md address you before the end of
he summer, I beg to assure you of
ncreasing appreciation of all the
kindnesses I have received from
rou; and so I leave my case in your
?are, feeling assured that you will
lot forsake or forget me.
J. O. Patterson.
iovf to Fight Peach Tree
If the soil is banked around the
?ase of the infested trees to a depth
if about ten inches after the ?larvae
lave entered the ^soil for pupation,
vhich is about June 20th, the re
ulting moths will perish in at
empting to come to the surface of
he mound of earth. The mound
hould be left about the tree until
)ctober 15th, which will prevent
emale moths from other orchards,
ind any possible ones that may
lave escaped from laying eggs on
he moist portion of the tree. Many
>f the eggs laid higher up on the
runks of the trees will never hatch,
md the larvae of any that may
latch can be easily be destroyed by
?arefuUy going over the orchard
vitb a knife later in the fall. After
)ctober 15th the mounds may be
emoved and the upper portion of
he roots uncovered during the win
er in order to destroy any borers
>y exposure, should the weather be
ufficiently cold.-W. A. Thomas,
n Clemson College Press Bulletin.
"I see they have stopped kissing
it raLway stations in France, be
muse it delays the train." "Um.
rVhen it comes to kissing one's best
rirl good-bye, what is a railway
iy8tera, anyway V"-Life.