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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1910
STRONG, TIMELY APPEAL.
Citizen of Alabama Writing in
Makes Strong Appeal to
BY DR. j. w. MCCAIN >
[Written for Manufacturers' Record]
. Shouldn't every farmer profit by
- the high prices of food products, as
nearly all the food products can and
. should be made on the farm?
- Whether he will or not depends up
on whether or not-he employs cor
rect methodspf farming. The writ
er regretfully states that the aver
age farmer of the cotton States
sadly lacking in employment of
.correct methods. He must state
that.it .is"A?8 opinion that the high
prices of food products in the Unit
ed States is largely due'to the fact)
that the farmers of the cotton States
rajse auch a small per cent, of the j
^ood products consumed on these
. farms. They could raise the food
products, but they, don't do it, and
. there is where the trouble is com
ing from. Why, the cotton farrn
. ers are depending almost as much
. upon' the Middle and Western
States for food products as do the.
cities and towns throughout the
. country, and the high cost of living
is weighing heavily upon these, farm
ers, who should be in position to
profit' by selling at good prices all
the foods that should be made on
.the .farm. By a one-Crop sj'stera
they are not only injuring and.im
poverishing themselves, but they
are making the burdens heavier up-1
. /.on their city cousins by causing the
prices of food products to climb"
higher and higher from year to year.
Unless this error in our economic
condition is soon righted it will re
sult disastrously to a greater part
of this nation-to all, except the
food producer, and he will soon
grow.^so rich that he will quit and
go abroad to live and we will
left ;n a state of famine, or nearly
Some may think this au, over- [
drawn picture. Possibly it; is so.
but not much overdrawn. On ac-'
connt of the rapidly-increasing'city
\ population,|i!8pecial;.y, is the situa
tion fast approaching^ very serious ?
crisis, and it deserves the thought-)
fal consideration of our wisest lead
ers. The sermon oil diversification
. of crops in the Southern States has
been preached these many years and
lias most often fallen on deaf ears,
and without wishing to condone'
slothfulness, it must be stated that
there was not a while back the in
centive to diversify crops in the
South that we now have. In the
first place we did not have the large
city population in the South a few
years ago that we now have, and
the demand was quhe limited, ex
cept on long haul, and many com
?plications arise from shipping to
far away markets. Secondly, wei
did not then have the enonnous
city population throughout the coun
try, and the Middle West and West
were glad to.mPet the needs of the
-eountry with food products at a
But "the times are changed and
we must change with them." To
point out the quickest and most de
sirable way of bringing about tb'
change in the cotton states should
call forth the' profoundest consider
ation throughout the nation. The
writer has lived in the cotton coun
try all his life, and has been a j
close student of the' farming meth
ods, and its lack of methods, and
i he begs pardon to give it as his
opinion that the perpetuity of our
national prosperity largely depend*
.upon getting the Southern farmer .to
produce 'at least ali or nearly all the
food r iucts consumed on his farm
and a jrplus for sale to the town
and city population in as large vol- j
nmes as is possible for him to do |
.i ' Habits, 'and especially bad hab
its, are hard to overcome, and the
. average cotton farmer has fallen in
to extremely bad habits within the
last ; 40 years. Whether this is
largely due to some-one great caus*?,
or to a combination of causes, may
be a subject for debate. The writ
er believes it is due to a combina
tion of causes, and tnat the time is
near afc hand when these causes may
be forever set aside. Some of - the
causes may be here mentioned: We
were prostrated by the devastation
of war and paralyzed by the
evil days of reconstruction and car
pet bag misrule; our minds and
hearts up to a recent date were cen
tered on the preservation of the
white civilization of the South,
which is immeasurably paramount
to the comparatively base consider
ation of the physical needs of the
body. And the fact that the South
has maintained its civilization and
racial supremacy under such an or
deal will go down in history for
thousands of years to come as evi
dence that the "Old South" was
SAGE OF FALFA.
Protracted Meeting at Red Oak
Grove, Mr. Morgan go?5s
on a Visit to Texas
For a Month.
Excuse ray ?writing on Sunday,
but I wapt you to get this fur this
week's issue of j'dur paper, if it's
worth the space.
Some farmers in our section have
been able to do but very little work
in their crops now for nearly three
weeks, - on account of so much
rain. While some are haring to
put weights on their plow stocks to
be able to plow up the grass. The
clay lands in ibis section, strange to
say, yet truevare in need of rain,it
having been two weeks Saturday
since any rain, except very light
showers. Crops in the sandy lands,
just on the edge of the clay belt,
are in some eases in a bad fix, es
pecially cotton, but corn exception
ally good where it has had proper
Well, I would be very glad if our
supervisor or one of the commis
sioners could come down and ex
amine the Modoc bridge,' for if
something is not done on it pretty
soon the county will have a damage
suit on hand. The bridge is really
in a dangerous condition.
. Did you, Mr. Editor, ever know
of three preachers of the same name
/b_eing in a protracted meeting at
the same time- Well, such will be
the caso at Red Oak Grove dur
ing the week after fifth Sunday in
this month. Three Busseys
George the old, true and tried horse
-Abiah, his son, just well broke to
harness, and P. H.. Jr., just to be
hitched up with '/arness on. Can't
you come? 1 wilt De away if no
providential hind ranea occurs. 1
leave for Texas tomorrow on a
visit to my soa who visited me this
Christmas gone, and while here he
and his brothers and sister decided
that father ne?ded a little rest and
a ?bange. So '. they } said I . must
visit my son itt; Texas at their ex
pense. Ged bless' them!. Ye%-fatV
er will go, but'" quite differeiit- from:
what I had hoped. A .letter - rer
ceived from my sou's wife saying it
was thought my boy had consump
tion, and yesterday another letter
came confirming the thought. I go
to my boy hoping that 'tis not so
bad as feared.
I will try to let you hear from me
each week that I am gone, but, my
dear friend, a month Arith out read
ing the old Advertiser is a little
more than I am willing to undergo.
So you will do me a great fa\ or to
send me a copy, commencing with
(his, week's issue, till I get back: to
old Edgcfield again. For the bene
fit of any who may want to know
of my whereabouts my address will
be: Mexia, Texa?, R. F. D. 4, care
of D. J. Morgan. Expect to be
gone about a month, if all keep well
at home, but may be away longer,
or even not so long.
Tell the candidates there happens
to be no little babies at my home at*
at this time, my youngest being noM'
4- years old, but there are plenty of
babies in the neighborhood. Some
pretty close "kin to me, and if they
must kioS babies, better kiss them
before they get to my house. But
it is open to all deserving candi
dates wrhile I am away. Yes, sir, I
am in favor of prohibition state
wide, United Statesand world-wide.
Better, far better, that some may
suffer and even die where relief
might come from whiskey than for
hundreds, yea thousands, of homes
be blighted by men, and even wo
men sometimes, from the abuse of
strong dring. But I must close now
fori find that my mind is inclined
to run away with me. God bless
you and your paper! Long maj'
you both live.
E. G. MoVfan, Sr.
Modoc, S. C., 7-17-1910.
composed of the most virile race of
men that the world has ever known.
Further, our system of labor was
completely subverted, and a tenant
system was largely forced upon us
in many sections, as labor could not
be Iud then on any other'plan. The
tenant secured his annual supplies
of food products, implements, farm
implements, etc., .of the ?reliant
on credit, at Iii gb* prices, """and the
system grew until the farming was
.largely taken out of the hands of
the intelligent and able management
of the ''ante-bellum" farmer. And
the writer wishes to state right
here, with due deference to other
fanners of these United States, that
the ante-bellum farmer of the South
never had a superior in this or any
other country. In those days the
Southern farm not only produced
its food crops, but it made the
clothes, shoes, implements, wagons,
etc., needed on the farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Lott Entertain
Very Beautifully in Honor
of Mr. and Mrs. Grant. .
Sunday School Picnic
On last Friday evening Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Lott gave a very large
and beautiful reception in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. Biliary David Grant,
who have recently returned from
honeymoon spent at northern
points. Mrs. Grant wore her brid
al gown which was a lovely creation
and the bridal pair stood in the
parlor where they were greeted by.
their friends with many expressions
of go'od will. About 75 friends
came during the evening,f and the
rooms were filled with a bright and
animated throng. Delicious ices
with other refreshments were
Mesdames F. A. Tompkins and
.F\ S. Jefferson went to Augusta on
Monday for a visit to their sister,
Mrs. Ida Stevens.
MrsrTeague Price of Camden, is
spending this month at the home of
her father, Mr. J. R. Hart. .
Mrs! M. D. Medberry of'Colum
bia, spent last week with Mrs. P. B.
Mrs. Claud Werta has returned
from North Augusta where she has
been visiting her parents. Mr. and
Mr. Robert Kenney has returned
from North Carolina, where he has
been visiting his grandfather, Mr.
Miss Corrie Sandifer is in Co
lumbia taking a business course at
Mesdames W. B. Cogburn and
Samuel Craig, with her little daugh
ter visited relatives here recently.
Mrs. W. L. Seigler has gone to
Sullivan's Island for a month's so
Miss Ella Perry is visiting her
mother, Mis. Yancey Berry, at Sil
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Collins of
Rock Hill, will, spend > some time
hereat theJiome of Mr.. -Will Col
Mrs. Orlando Sheppard, Jr., and
children have returned to their
home iii Atlanta.
Miss Helen Smith, the attractive
guest of Mrs. James A. Dobej', left
on Saturday for her home in New
Miss Lizzie White, assistant sup
erintendent of the Augusta hospit
al, visited relatives here last week.
Miss White is a Johnston girl, and
after her graduation from the hos
pital, she was a nurse for three
years, and then elected to this posi
Mr. J. W. Payne of Laurens,
visited relatives here this week..
Mrs. Tom Willis and daughter,
Miss Helen, of Williston, have ar
rived for a month's stay with the
former's father, Mr. John Sawyer.
?Mrs. Horace Wright is visiting
her father, Mr. Syrian Sawyer.
Miss Nina Ouzts has returned
from a month's visit to her sister,
Mrs. Frank Williams, of Sumter.
Mr. Tim Thornton, of Macon",
Ga., was the guest last week of his
sister, Mrs. T. P. Milford.
Miss Pearl Lott, of Georgia, has
been spending a while here with
The Sund",r school classes of
Mrs. C. F. Pechman and*Miss Myr
tis Smith, of the M. E. church unit
ed and had a picnic at Y'once's pond
on Wednesday. Several other
friends enjoyed the day with them.
Mr. Roland of Newberry, is the
guest of his daughter, Mrs. Lucas
Walker. Miss Lucile Smith is also
a visitor in this home. v
Miss Lucile Mobley who has been
taking a northern pleasure trip, is
now at Middlebrook, Va., visiting
Miss Eva Hamilton, who spent the
month of May here.
Mrs. H. W. jUrouch and Miss
Elsie Crouch visited in Augusta
Little Mozelle Sandifer drank a
ghiss of gasolene one-day last week,
thinking it was water. As soon as
it was discovered a physician was
sent for. The little girl was soon
all right, and no noticeable effects
Dr. W. A. Dorsettof Richmond,
Va., has accepted the call to the
pastorate of the Baptist church. He
tendered his resignation to the
Leigh Street Baptist church two
weeks ago, which will take effect
Rev. Allen of Latta, preached
at the school auditorium on Sunday
to i/he Baptist congregation.
Miss Emma Ariail and Mr. Olin
H. Ellis were married on last Thurs
day morning at the home of the
bride's father, Rev. J./W. Ariail at
St. George, S. C. Immediately af
ter the ceremony the bridal pair
left for WanesviPe and Asheville,
N. C., to spend the remainder of
the lummer months. Mrs. Ellis is
pleasantly remembered here, her
Farms Have Been Reclaimed
and Improved. Handsome
Dwellings Erected. Very
Fine Corn, <
There is a section of country near
the head water of Horn's Creek
?whose ; rapid improvement is wor
thy of note^
A few years Ago there were only
five or six families living around
here. A large body of land consist
ing of several hundred, acres had
been forthirty years or inore, occu
pied by negro ten?nts. Under the
tenant system, as is usually the case,
the land had gone down till it had
lost a great part of us productive
Perhaps ten years agoi'Mr. Beau
regard Day, who is one of our
neighbors, added a few acres of
this land to his estate This ac
quired land he has put into a very
high state of cultivation, showing
not only the capaertj" of this soil,
but his genius as a soil /improver.
He is the champion land ^builder of
In 1903* Mr. W. J. Gaines came
into this section, and bought five
hundred acres of this tenanted land,
then called the Bell place, but
originally the ancestral home of the
Gallmans of this conuty: This is a
beautiful region of hill and vale,
and fifty years ago is said to have
been the garden spot of this coun
try. Seven years ago, however, with
the exception of a few ragged bar
ren looking patches worked by the
negro squatters, it looked more like
% wilderness than a desirable plan
tation. The rich grass and luxuriant'
Japan clover growing everywhere
however, showed the x^s-^hilities
of the soil. With improved meth
ods of farming, and a herd of cows
to help, this land has been gradually
building up, till it miglitj.sqon again
ie worthy of its former^title.
The'healthfulness of this place is
.unsurpassed;, its scenery enough to
lelight - a poet's, heart; a?d
comfortable d wei 1 in g p o w ?
i ? bc-aui.iful .:knol?. xircr^
:ew more desirable country homes.
The next pioneer in this^ neglected
region was Mr. L. D. Swearingen
About five years ago he bought, the
Lanham place, containing some
:hing over three hundred acres. He
irst invited in a saw mill,
ind then, as if by magic, he soon
lad up good barns and out-build
ngs, and, lastly, an ideal modern
iottage. Garden, blooming orchard,
md wired pasture were the next
?teps toward making a well equip
ped farm. Mr. Swearingen is a man
if indomitable enterprise and in
lustry, and does well whatever he
Mr. M. H. Cogburn, of Ridge
Spring was' the next man to know a
rood thing when he saw it. He se
wed over three hundred acres of
.he Hones' land. His portion bore a
ine lot of timber; and I have been
old that the sale of this covered a
arge part of the purchase price of
he place. Gobd tenant cottages
vere erected /on .jthis place, and
'arms brought into cultivation. A
arge field of asparagus is now
fielding its annual income. A por
ion of Mr. Cogburn's purchase has
lince been bought by Mr. Aaron
Dato. He likewise has built a neat
:ottage, and no doubt will do a
creditable part toward the up-build
ng of this community.
. As to improvements on the older
letti ed places around, Mr. George
iwearingen's home has been re
?ew?o*. and enlarged till it "is a mod
si for spacious comfort and conve
lience. Here "George," having in
?erited his mother's hospitable spir
t, is delighted to see his friends
md play the part of the ideal host.
A little further down the road,
Mr. M. W. Carpenter is domiciled
n a neat, bran new cottage which
ie has recently built on the Stephen
Our nearest neighbor, Mr. Sydney
Boyce, living where, he was bern
md reared under hhs father's roof,
las recently replaced the old irross
jovcred shingles for a. roof of glit-.
ering tin. Though not so pictur
esque or endeared to the hearts of
ts1 owners, it is doubtless more
Another neighbor we have is Mr.
FI ugh Quartes. Increased population
ins allowed us an R. F. D. route,
md he is the faithful and efficient
nie who, cold or hot, -wet or dry,
rladdens our hearts every day by a
?top at our mail box. Mr. Quarles
las a son who must have inherited
lis father's spirit of faithfulness. A
Irive by his farm, which this son
father being pastor of the Method
id ist church here at this place from
1900 to 1908. .
Mrs. Sallie Stanfield of Granite
viUc has been spending a few days
with her sister, Mrs. Bettie T.
Dr. Joining* III. Large Fruit
Crops, Ladies Will Sell Ice
Cream For Mission
Gen. Green is here probably to
stay until Capt. Ja?jc' Frost appears,
for seems as if to clean crops will
do the plant an injury.
Dr. T. E. Jennings is quite sick.
His children whe live elsewhere have
been^summoned to bis bedside
Grave fears are entertained for his
.Mr. J. 0. Marshall is having i
fine* dwelling erected by Mr. New
ton Downes, of Augusta. Modoc
is growing slowly but surely.
Dr. Cab Key says if he could sell
all of his land but a few acres, be
would not have so much to work.
Mrs. Dedie Parkman while visiting
her brother, Mr.JVI. M. Dorn, met
vvitih a painful |but not a serious ac]
sident, the window sash fell strik
ing her arm. Dr. Bell was called
ind rendered aid in time.
Packing peaches and shipping is
moving rapidly.Such an abundance
:>f fruit is rarely witnessed as we
ire blessed with this year.
Mrs. Mamie Walker is training
ibo young folks with dialogues, etc.,
:or next Saturday evening.
^ Mr. Walter Reece has been in
cited to deliver an addresj}. We
viii all be pleased to hear him.
The W. M. U. of Modoc will give
m Ice cream Festival and handker
jhief sale on the church lawn Sat
urday afternoon, July 23rd. An ex
?ellent program has been arranged,
riie W. M. U. are asking for a
arge patronage. Com e, buy ice
Team', lemonade and handkerchiefs
or your self and family; listen to a
ine program and have the satisfac
ion of helping along a good work.
everybody is invited. Mr. G.
d. Dorn will furnish music for the
.ccasioh. George says h? has been1
jackin galong enough.
In spite of rain, corn that has
reen^-worked is looking fine; in fact,
here seerusto.be mo re .planted iJiis
ear Than .usual.-.
Mr. W. McDaniel is having
;in machinery put in shape, re?idy
or the fall season. ?' , '
What has become of the candi
ates? But few have been seen on
Iris side, guess they are in another
J? e Smith. .
A Neat Excuse.
The small boy sought his rmother
"Ma," he-s?iid, "the "teacher talk
? just awful about my maomers
)day. She told nie I acted like a
oy who didn't have any bringing
' And what did . you say?" his
"I excused you the best I "knew
ow," he replied. "I told her you
ras only my stepmother."
Not Her First Choice.
He was excessively found of danc
lg, says a writer in the Utica Tri
une; also he was very clumsy, and,
e like a good many other people,
as fondest of doing the thing
e did worst.
She, too, was excessively fond of
ancing, with the difference tha->
ie was the personification of grace.
?ut now she was suffering. Al
i?*8y he had torn -her train with
is ungovernable feet, and her
ainty slippers bore the marks of
is shoes. At last she could stand
; no longer.
"Let us sit out the rest of this
ance," she suggested. "I am
red." . K'M
He was reluctant. "I thought
bu said you could die waltzing?"
"So I could," she replied, "but
1?re are pleasanter ways of dying
ian being trampled to death.''
Does your mother a'ilow you to
ave two pieces of pie when you
re at home, Willie?'" asked his"
"Well do you think she Avould
ke you to have two pieces heire?"
'"Oh, she wouldn't care," said
Villie, confidentially. "This- isn't
ia nages, is now a delight, to see
lie beautiful culture, and fine crops
hieb he is growing. I doubt if
ny corn club boys are beating Os
ar's corn-not an acre patch, but a
reat field full, certain now to yield
undreds of bushels. The industry
f this boy and the results which
ie is achieving are' truly wond?rful.
More could, ba said of our com
uunity as to scnool a,nd other mat
ers? but I will desist now.
/ - ? ?
Ideal Neighborhood Gathering,
Good Fellowship and Best
of Order Prevailed. Ex
In'response to an invitation from
our progressive and public spirited
young friend, Henry Yonce, the
editor of The ' Advertiser attended
the annual Yonce barbecue at Piney
Grove school house Saturday last,
ind it is needless to add that we
spent an exceedingly pleasant day
mingling with the good people of
the extreme eastern portion of the
jounty. When one gets in a pessi
mistic groove, because of the weath
;r or something equally as trivial,
;eeling that everything and every
)ody are gradually going to the
'demnition bowwows," it if indeed
efreshing and reassuring to get out
md mingle with the sturdy, sterling
?itizenship-of the codnty. lt puts a
lew song in one's mouth and gives
verything a roseate hue; We have
irmly resolved never toniiss an op
portunity to mingle with (?ur friends
n the country-many of whom are
ur very best friends--whenever the
pportunity is presented.
The only thing that depressed us
n connection with Saturday's trip
ras the unpromising condition of
he cotton crop. On much of, the
ne land through which we passed,
.'here cotton is usually lapping in
he middles at this season of Ae
ear, the plant is small, presents an'
ff color, and withal is exceedingly
npromising. The "clod-hoppers"
f the clay section of the county
ave decidedly the advantage of the
cotton tots" in the; sand belt this
However, like the silver lin
ig to. most dark cloudg, there is a
right side to this picture, which is
j be found in the very fine corn
ere, yonder, everywhere, as one
gurneys eastward to the Piney
??rove school. The yield of corn
oj 1910, in spite of the damage to
ertain low places* will be a record
reaker. The writer has never be
are seen so niuch fine com groking
i.tile-s county-. Occasionally*-., ono
mat damaged by the heavy kains,
ut while the lowland corn was ih
?rei the upland corn was henefitted,
nd in that way the oddsi favor a
Piney Grove school house is lo
afed in a good section of the coum
y some two or three miles east of
'hilippi church. In th is community
rill be found many of the best
it?zens of the county, prominent
mong vthem being Yonces, Der
icks, Scotts, Franklins and Ouztses.
?ne of the highest evidences of the
irift and progress of these good
eople is the splendid new school
uilding that nestles among tha
ines-whence its name, Piney
??rove school. The building is com
ortable, commodious and modern
7 equipped in every way. Would
lat the patrons and trumtees of
very rural school would pro
ide such a building as the one in
rbich the Piney Grove school is
Soon after the crowd began to
?semble, Mr. Henry Yonce and
Ir. Geo. Scott, two leaders among
ie younger generation in every
ludable undertaking, set their heads
)gether to provide a program for
ie day. Having espied Dr. C. E.
iurts and the legislative candidates
mong the throng, it was not a difli
ult task for these two young men
) provide pleasant and profitable
iversion. for the good natured, or
erly crowd. From an improvised,
latform in the shape of a two
orse wagon placed under the
rees, Mr. Geo. Scott, the chairman,
resented the speakers. The one to
break the ice" on this sweltering
uly day was Dr. C. E. Burts,
[is excellent address vras followed
i the forenoon by Dr; J. M. Rush-,
on and Hon. S. McG. Simkins.
Vhiie the last two gentlemen are
andidates for the lefrislatuire, no
eference was made to political is
ues by them, both speaking upon
The dinner hour having arrived,
verjdiody gathered about the long,
,'ell-filled table, and partook until
hey became surfeited upon the
?any good things. There was much
inner left after everybody had walk
d away. Besides the hash, for
,'hich the Yonce barbecue has be
ome~1amous, the Ladies provided
n elegant picnic dinjier. The ladies
f the Piney Grove section know
ow to serve royal feasts m the
ery best of style.
The seething, sweating, swelter
ing crowd was oooled and refreshed
ty the delightful cold drinks that
rere sold by the ladies ofthecom
nunity in order to raise money for
>ainting their splendid school build
ng. God bless the noble women!
rhey are always self-sacrificing and
lever grow weary in well doing,
rhese good, ladies w ere rewarded
Negro Man Killed by Wife.
Dr. Blackwell at . Home
Again. Delegates to
Yesterday was a great day ipr
Parksville. In the morning, the
Rev. T. H. Garrett preached ? most
excellent sermon..upoh the most im
portant question that can agitate
the hitman mind: "What shall it
profit a man if he should gain the
whole worhl, and lose his own
soul." After services the church in
conference resolved to.-protract our
meeting from the first Sunday in
August, the pastor.doing the preach
Last Monday night, while Grant
Brunson of the John DeLaughter
neighborhood, was sitting at his
supper table, his wife stepped in be
hind him, and struck him with the
?lade of a club ax, cutting the oc
cipital bone wide open from Ahe
crow? of the head, over two-thirds
the bone's length, dividing th? brain
in that locality. His phyiscian is
authority for the statement, that he
lost a considerable quantity, of
brain substance before he closed the
wound by proper sutures. He is,
however, at this writing said to bo
doing well. It seems, that Grant
^had chastised his wife that after
noon, to'get even with him planned
to get him. She pleasantly sat-him
down to his evening meal, excused
herself on some flimsy pretext, re
paired to the wood pile, armed her
self with the ax, came in behind
him with her deadly work.
We are sorry to report the fact,
that the veteran physician, Dr.
Thos. E. Jennings, of Modoc, keeps
seriously indisposed. Dr. Jennings
is'one of the old landmarks, having
graduated in medicine over half a
century ago, was nominated and
elected to the legislature in 1876 on
the famo us Hampton ticket, along'
with Mart Gary, James Callison,
Scott Allen, Dr. H. A. Shaw; J. C.
Sheppard and others. With the ex
marks, 'that connect the present with
the glorious past, Dr. Jennings
being a noted example, and we pray,
that he may ' yet be spared to4?s
We are glad to report the safe
return home of our friend and com
patriot, Dr. W. G. Blackwell, who
underwent the delightful experience
of having his appendix~extirpated
a few days ago at the Wright Sani
tarium in Augusta. The doctor is
looking well, and says now that in
any trouble giving him annoyance
about his internal viscera, he can
exclude appendicitis, because he has
the appendex in a bottle stopped up,
and he defies it to give him trouble.
The following delegates were ap
pointed as delegates to the union .
meeting at Red Oak Grove by our
church: W. ST. Elkins, T.; G. Tal
bert, J. B. Dorn, J. C. Morgan and
J. G. Parks. The church in confer
ence yesterday appointed the fol
lowing committee to get up a bar
becue for the campaign meeting on
the 11th of August, the net pro
ceeds to go towards liquidating the
debt on the Baptist parsonage: J.
G. Parks, Thos. R. Cartledge, D.
N. Dorn and W. M. Robertson.
This committee will have a barbe
cue for the accommodation of can
didates ; and visitors, charging a
moderate fee to help out the Bap
tist folks on the parsonage. Let all
come perpared to stick their
tooth" in the he*t cooked barbecue
in the history of barbecues in Edge
Miss Sallie Parker of your town
has been on an extended visit to her
sister, Mrs. T. G. Talbert. *
Our old friend, Col. Wyatt L.
Holmes, of Washington, D. C., was
a welcome visitor in Parksville
Saturday at the home of his nephew
Col. W. J. Talbert.
We had the pleasure of going
through the corn prize-acre of
young Albert Quarles Saturday. Al
bert lives with his father Mr. Dave
Quarles near Blair's crossing on
Stevens Creek. The prize aore is on
the creek bottom. He fertilized
with guano, using about a thousand
pounds to the acre. It is undoubted
tlie most promising acre of coin
we have ever seen, and I predict,
that the boy or man who beats Al
bert will get the prize.
Mr. Charlie Strom of Modoc,
though not in the corn contest, has
the next best acre of corn to its age
I ever saw1. More Anon.
for their efforts Saturday by raising
the handsome sum ?36.31.
The speakers in the afternoon
-were Mr. Jerome II. Courtney, Hon.
M. P. Wells, Mr. J. W. Crim and
Prof. G. F. Long, having to leave'
early we were unable to hear these