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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1910
Clark's HiU Farmers Club Gave
Great Feast, Inviting Clem
son Professors to De
That some of the most progress
ive farmers in the county are to be
< . found in the vicinity of Clark's Hill
is evidenced by the fact that they
have for several years had one of
the most aetive agricultural clubs to
be found anywhere in this part of
the country. The Clark's Hill
club is a member of the association
of clubs of the Savannah valley,
and this club and its members have
always occupied a prominen t place
at the Georgia-Carolina fair, bear
ing off a number of the choicest
Would that every community had
a local agricultural club, such as
tbe one to be found at Clark's Hill.
It is very difficult to get farmers
generally to realize and fully ap
preciate the advantages of organi
zation. Even where they do organ
ize, interest soon lags and the or
ganization is short lived. But not
so with the above mentioned club.
It is composed of men who heed the
admonition of the Good Book by
"clec/ing to that which is good,"
and what is better for any agricul
tural community than an agricultu
' The officers Zi the club are: L.'
G. Bell, president; H. E. Bunch,
vice-president; J. W. Johnson, sec
retary; S. T. Adams treasurer and
W. S. Middleton executive commit
teeman. Such men as these, with a
membership composed of good mei)
at their back, can make a success of
anything they undertake, be it an
agricultural club or what not.
According to their custom, the *
members of thc Clark's Hill cl uh
gave & barbecue at the school house
near Meriwether last Friday and
invited a number of their friends to
be present It was the writer's
privilege to be one of the guests on
this very pleasant occasion. Besides
the feast of good things that are
'.usually-served at pi enies, the officers
provided*a feast for the intellects of
the assembled two hundred or more
persons by inviting three of Clem
son's professors to be present and
Dr. E. Barnett.
After giving utterance to appro
priate words of welcome, President
Luther Bell ^introduced Dr. E. Bar
nett, his subject being "Live Stock
Industry?" Dr. Barnett said this is
a very important phase of agricUl- .
ture that has been greatly neglected.
In traveling over the country one
notices that the most fertile and
most productive farms are those
upon which animals are the most
numerous. In England where land
is improved by abundant supply of
barnyard manure rent is almost as
much per acre as our land sells for.
The climate of the South makes
this section especially adapted to
The leading problem with the far
mer is maintaining and increasing
the fertility of the soil. There are
many methods of accomplishing
this end, such as rotation, planting
leguminous/ crops and by using
commercial fertilizers. When rota
tion is practiced and legumes plant
ed it is necessary to have live stock
to feed these crops to. As the cost
of commercial fertilizers has ad
vanced 50 per cent while the in
crease in yield has been only 20 per
cent it becomes necessary for far
mers to increase the number of s tock
on the farm in order to increase the
supply of barnyard manure. Dr.
Barnett cautioned the farmers pres
ent not to feed cattle of the dairy
type. In order, to obtain profitable
results the right type must be fed.
A balanced ration,one that will pro*
duce'muscle, bone and fat, must be
fed. It is also necessary to make
the feed as palatable as possible.
Dr. Barnett gave in dollars and
cents the result of experiments con
ducted with Clemson's dairy cows.
Actual cost of maintaining the cows
and the amount realized from the.
milk and butter were accurately
kept, showing the net profits per
cow to be from $55 to 888 per year.
He stated that it pays to feed cattle
even if the balance sheet shows no
net profit in dollars and cents after
they are sold.
He urged the raising of more
mules, but advised ' the purchase of
a larger type of mares, such as are
used in the west for brood mares.
Dr. Barnett says the cost of raising
a mule till it is old enough to work
should not exceed $100.
He next took up hog raising, dis
cussing the merits and demerits of
the different types of hogs. For an
all-purpose hog he is partial to the
Berkshires. He then discussed the
fpodintT of hogs at some length, ad
visirgjagainst the feeding of cotton
seed meal, as it is injurious to
After discussing hog; cholera
and Texas fever, Dr. Barnett an
swered several questions that were
asked by gentlemen in the audi
Mr. H. W. Barr.
The second speaker presented was
Mr. H. W. Barr, his subject being
plant diseases. In agriculture
so much depends upon plants
it is very important that diseases of
plants be checked. Mr. Barr spoke
in detail of pear blight and how it
can be checked. Ke said it is caus
ed by bacteria that work jin the cir
culatory system, and as they fill up
the water ducts the food supply is
Stopped. A sweet yellow liquid
exudes from the parts that are af
fected and bees carry the bacteria
from this yellow liquid to the
blooms of?other trees, causing the
blight to spread. As soon as blight
is detected on a tree the affected
parts should be cut oil: and "burned
before the whole tree becomes dis
Another enemy of plants is' a
fungus growth very similar to
mould on bread. Whenever this
parasitic growth is detected on
plants the part affected should be
cut off before the entire plant is at
tached. Another means of check
ing a disease of this kind is spray
ing, thereby destroying thcfungus
without injuring the plant. The
brown rot on peaches comes under
this head of diseases.
Still another method of combat
ting disease is the breeding of ""va
rieties that resist disease;
Mr. Barr said smut in wheat is a
f jugus which has attacked grain for
along time. When the grain is '
threshed it spreads among the seed
and is ready to attack the next
growing crop. It can be checked
by washing the seed in blue-stone
water, one pound of blue-stone, to
20 gallons of water. The grain
must soak for six hours.
He next took up the boll rot
which causes an annual loss of $1,
000,000 to the cotton growers of
South Carolina. The fungus lives
in the old bolls- and stalks from 12
to 14 months -It also spreads
through the ,seed. The w*y to
stamp, ou t the>rot is to plant clean
seed and rotate every year. He
cautioned his hearers about import
ing seed. Many plant diseases
spread through the importation of
seed. He urged the necessity of
raising good seed at home.
The last subject discussed was
the black rot of sweet potatoes. As
this spreads only from the potatoes,
he urged-the bedding of clean pota
toes and the planting of vines wher
In the afternooiyMr. L. A. Niven
spoke upon Horticulture, but owing
to the fact that we had to take an
early departure we were unable to
hear him. We are greatly indebt
ed to the members of the club for
the privilege of hearing the very
instructive addresses in the fore
noon. These specialists are well
equipped for institute work among
the farmers,- having large prac
tical experience as well as an abun
dant store of technical knowledge.
The Great Feast.
The members of the Clark's Hill
club proved themselves to be most
charming hosts. At the close of
the morning's program dinner was
announced. And such a feast! The
markets of Clark's Hill'and Augus
ta were ransacked for the best of
everything. The members of the
club footed the bills and bade their
friends partake freely without mon
ey and without price. The editor
of The Advertiser has been so ac
customed to "pay" barbecues du
ring* the campaign that it was quite
a delightful innovation to be usher
ed to a great open air feast without
first having to fish around in his
well-nigh empty pockets for a few
coins. The writer above all others
could appreciate the beautiful hos
pitality that was so generously dis
pensed at the Clark's Hill school
grounds. Besides the barbecued
meats, hash, pickles, etc., furnished
by the men, their better-halves car
ried well-filled baskets of picnic din
ner, even providing iced drinks. It
is easy to discern that back of such
lavish hospitality, prosperity
abounds. The Adamses, Bunches,
Middletons, Riches, Ryans, Sharp
tons, Kings, Nixons, Bells and Mc
Kies all live well at home, conse
quently it not so difficult a matter to
provide a great feast as it would be
for those of us who live out of tin
cans purchased from the grocer.
The Advertiser bows very low to
the members of the Clark's Hill
Agricultural club and wishes them,
individually and collectively, many,
many long years of continued use
Country Farmer-I always set
my hens in the spring.
City Fanner-Indeed? Why my
poultry book says emphatically to
set 'em in a dry place.-Judge.
TEXAN RETURNS HOME.
"Sage of Faifa" Writes Letter
After Reaching Home, Tex
as Abounds in Hogs and
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:-I
had intended writing you something
more of ray 'lirias trip, but dm feel
ing too unwell for the task at pres
ent. I merely write to correct a mis
take which was made either .by me
or the typesetter. About that hog
with the block on, I really intended
to say I had seen but one hog that
looked like a razor back, but that
conjunction got mixed up some way
in it (possibly by me) and cut quite
a "figger." No, sir, I never saw bet
ter hogs and they not a few. Poland
China, Berkshire, Duvoc Jersey,
lied Jersey and I was told that the
Tamworth and Essex were also rais
ed to some extent. Most of the far
mers raise meat enough to supply
their families, i. e., where I was,
and most of them had corn raised
last year still in their cribs. The
hogs for their next year's supply of
meat are getting it twice a day and
they show it in their looks.
The Heresford cow is coming to
the front also, and the Ped P.oll,
and the French Coach hor.?e is now
taking the lead just for the last
three or for years. Very few ponies
or small mules are to be seen in the
farming sections, and I was told
that even on the ranches but few
ponies are raised.
/-I believe it would pay any young
farmer to visit Texas and learn a
few things that he will never learn
here. By taking advantage of return
rates one hundred and fifty dollars
would pay all his expenses of the
trip and would be worth twice that
amount to. him. However, I still
am of the opinion that anyone hav
ing a fairly' good farm here would
make a mistake to sell out and go
to Texas, especially to the sections
of the state where the farmers own
their homes, for you just could not
buy a farm . improved, at less than
from $30' to $75 and even $00 an
acre. X)f course-^that-depends upon
the location whether near or dis
tant from rail road. Excuse this
rambling note. Hope that I may be
able to see you, Mr. Editor, before
E. G. Morgan, Sr.
Defeated Mr. Featherstone by
Making a "Deal." -
Elsewhere in this issue, we are
reproducing the famous "In Re
Wm. H. Ellerbe, Governor," edito
rial of the Columbia State as a doc
ument very pertinent to the present
situation. This editorial shows
among other things that for the
sake of a chance of high license for
which the Columbia State really
stood in those days, it was willing
to put in the office of governor a
man it did not even regard as trust
worthy, rather than support a man
it recognized not only as able, but
as honorable and upright. Now
lhac same man, who was so ruthless
ly undermined then is, after twelve
years more of true and tried service
in behalf of the cause for which
he has always so nobly fought,- of
fering bis service again and is be
ing fought no less strenuously than
before. Now that others have had
their try and failed by all that is
reasonable and just, it seems that
Mr. Featherstone should have a
show. He^cannot enforce prohibi
tion unless the people of the state
say through a majority of their rep
resentatives that is what they want;
but he can give South Carolina a
clean and able administration and
this he will clo.-Yorkville En
Wasted His Politeness.
"Wont you have my seat madam,"
he asked politely as he got up.
"No, thank you," she replied. "I
prefer to hang to a strap."
"No; I really prefer to ride this
"My dear lady, I could not per
mit you to do so. I should not feel
at all comfortable sitting here while
you clung to that strap."
"Don't let it bother you for a
moment, I implore you."
"Ah, you are very kind to say
that but I still insist on giving you
ray place. I, if you will pardon
mc for saying so, am not one of
those who can be insensible of the
courtesy that is due to' ladies. I
come of Southern stock. Please
take my seat.
"Oh, pshaw! If you must know
it, I am wearing a new corset and
could not sit down if I wished to."
Methodist Meeting at Parks ville.
The Burckhalter -lime Crop,
and Fine Rhodeji island
The Methodist meerang closed" on
Friday night last with two converts,
Mr. J. E. and Lucy garrett. The
Rev. Mr. Harrison'^of "Colleton
county assisted the pastor, Rev.
Mrs. J. L. Stone and her son,
Mr. M. I,. Stone, after a visit of
about two weeks wit]? "lier brother
in North Carolina, caitfe' back this
morning. We all were;..glad to. see
Mrs. Stone back, ''especially one."
A bundi of negroes were'arrested
for ?rambling and liqu'orr&elling yes
terday about a half gfiile. out of |
Messrs. W. N. ; Edmunds, J.E.
Bawrett, R. J. Edmunds, R.E. Bus
sey and Warren Stoned worshipped
at Red Hill yesterday.
Miss Eola Morgan of?Augusta is
visiting relatives here. -
Mrs. Carrie Tompkins' and lier
daughter, Carrie Sue, ^'who have
been visiting relatives heVe'returned
to their home in Augura" last Fri
Mr.-}. Sewell and ber daughter
Fannie, and Miss Riqmie Brimson
of Augusta have been, visiting their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. -?fohn Brun
The Methodist meeting here last
week brought among qs .many of
the always pleasant\Far|?ers"from
Dotb.au, viz: The Scottij?.''the Mor
gans, Thurmonds and owners. It also
brought practically rill- of Plum
Branch: thc Colliers, j! the Wi.lo
mans, the Minors, thc Sjiurkeys, the
Blackwells, the Lal||&tns; and a
host of others. We ajre jg^iiys glad
to be invaded by such iv Christian
army, hope theyina^a|^BK?in
We passed through Si
outfit of Mr. J. II, ,'Bulsey;.of Red
Hill a few days ag |iicb.-'aston
ished us on aocor?i'^?f^i;.-;- dimen
sions. This i.s. av;nJ^^P^^^?aid,
Mri Bussey is rn?k^U'? success of
On up the road a little further
we had occasion to drive through
the plantation of Mr. Ci.C. Burck
h al ter and . without hesitation pro
nounce it the finest crop we have
seen. But a prettier sightto me than
even corn and cotton, was the sever
al hundred Rhode Island Reds own
ed and cared for by Misses Carrie
and Georgia Burckhal tor.
The delegates to the Woman's
meeting need have no ! feat of get
ting plenty to eat, as 'wert as feast
their eyes upon this pretty sight,
which is an enterprise wholly of
these thoughtful, industrious, Chris
The latest gentleman in western
Edgetield to cut the ''pigeon wing
is Mr. Ed Prince of Red Hill. Its
a girl. Mrs. Prince is doing well.
Grandpa Ed Summerall nursing
from morning until night, and Fan
nie Bell a little sister to play with
An Up-to-date; Cannery.
The editor of }he Advertiser
greatly enjoyed a visit to Mr. J. H.
Bussey's cannery several days ago.
Mr. Bussey resides In the heart of
the R.ed Hill section, where the soil
is admirably adapted to growing
fruit and vegetables1 of all kinds.
Mr. Bussey is thoroughly in love
with his work and he found pleas
ure in explaining the details of the
canning business. In one end of his
storage room wc noticed very high
stacks of cans, ranging in size from
a quart to half gallon, and upon
questioning Mr. Bussey learned that
this was an order placed by Col. F.
N. K. Bailey. Ho has canned a
large quantity of tomatoes, corn,
beans, apples, blackberries and
peaches for me S. C. C. I. and has
not yet completed order. Before the
season closes he will put np two i
barrels of pickle for the S. C. C.
I. students to feast upon. By plac
ing these orders with Mri Bussey, ?
Col. Bailey not only patronizes a
home enterprise but he has the as- ]
Burance that his order is properly ;
filled. Only the choicest fruit and
vegetables are used, and these are (
put up absolutely free from adui- i
teration or poisonous acids of any
Besides filling individual orders
Mr. Bussey has canned quantities
of fruit and vegetables that bc will
sell on open market. He showed us
some delightful plum pickle, having
put up 20 dozen pint cans from one i
tree. He also canned Sst) worth of
sweet corn from half an acre of
land. He grows his fruit and vege
tables on his own.farm and' they are
gathered and canned under his per
sonal supervision, which assures
consumers who use the output of
the Bussey cannery that they have
the best the market affords.
Miss Pechman and Miss Mobley
Entertain Beautifully. Many
Johnstonians Go to the
The principal event in the social
realm last week was on Tuesday
evening, when Miss Ella Pauline
Pechman gave a reception to her
fair young visitor, Miss Floride Ca
rey, of Pickens. Miss Pechman with
her friend, received* just inside the
front parl?n and it was a great
pleasure to all to add so charming
a person to their accpaaintance.In the
hallway was a bower of cut flowers
and ferns and from here Misses Bes
sie Ford and Frances served punch.
This cosy corner, and the broad
piazzas, which were illumined by
the soft moom beams and numerous
Japanese lanterns vied with each
other in popularity. In the latter
part of the evening, ices, with cake
Miss L ula May Oxner has gone
to Newberry to visit friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stimens and
Mr. Jim Strother will spend next
week at Chappells with relatives.
Mr. Elzie LaGrone returned on
Sunday from Camden.
Misses Ruth and Nell Payne, of
Laurens, are visiting relatives here.
Miss Josie M.oblejr entertained
the Pi Tan club on Wednesday af
ternoon, the guests of honor being
Miss King, of Savannah, and Mes
dames Wright, of Georgetown, and
Williams, of Sumter. Progressive
"Old maids" was played, and Miss
Nina Ouzts made the highest score
and was presented with a dainty
home made apron. At the close a
salad course was served which was
- Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Walton
spent last week at Good Hope and
attended the meeting in service.
Mr. S. J. Watson is at Glenn
Springs for a rest. N,
Mrs. Frank "Crouch, of Anderson,
has been visiting her mother, Mrs.
S.. J. Watson.
. .Mrs. Kheese is' visiting lief p?:
rents, Mr. and'Mrs. J. R7~HarTr~"
The residence of Mr. Wesley
Yonce was burned on Saturday
morning at 4 o'clock. On the day
before he had sold this place, and
the trade was closed by the pur
chaser paying $200.
Mrs. McArthur and Miss Maho
ney, of Augusta, are guests of Mrs.
Mr. Mima Walker has gone to
Hendersonville, N. C. on business.
Dr. and Mrs. Olin Sawyer with
their beautiful twin daughters, of
Georgetown, and Mesdames Henry
Clark, of Aiken, and Horace
Wright, of Georgetown, are guests
of their father, Mr. Syvian Sawyer.
Mr. Taylor Goodwin, of Green
wood, has been the guest of friends
here for a few days.
Mesdames Bettie Allen and Mary
Ashley, spent Saturday at the home
of Dr". B. L. Allen.
Mrs. W. L. Seigler left on last
Wednesday for New York to spend
some time with her mother.
Miss Ella Lott who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. Chas Lamb,
returned to her home in Columbia
on Friday. Mrs. Lamb accompanied
her and will spend a few days.
Miss Sarah McMillan, after a
pleasant visit to Mrs. J. M. Wright,
has returned to Columbia.
Mrs. Teague Price left on Thurs
day for her home in Florida, after
spending some time here at the
home of her father Mr. J. R. Hart.
Mr. G. P. Cobb has gone to Sene
ca to visit his father.
Mr. J. K.Allen, of Meeting Street
was here on Saturday with his niece,
Miss Bessie Ouzts who was return
ing to her home at Graniteville,
after a two weeks visit to his home.
Mr. Allen was accompanied home
by Mesdames Willie Tompkins and
F. S. Jefferson who will visit his
Mrs. Miles and Miss Lucile Miles,
of La., are guests of Mrs. Annie
Miss Addie Ouzts is in Hender
sonville, N. C., for two weeks.*
Miss Sara Sawver is the guest of
her friend Miss Lizzie Salmon, at'r
Mrs. William Toney and chil
dren of North, spent a few days of
last week with Mrs. M. T. Turner.
Mrs. M. T. Siftly is visiting ber
sisters,* Misses Lillian and Ella
Mrs. E. J. Mims spent Sunday
with her sister Mrs. J. W. Mobley.
Miss Mary Sawyer entertained a
number of her friends last Thurs
day in honor of Miss Pearl Lott,
now of Americtis, Ga.
Miss Weinona Lewis is at home
[rom a visit to Converse, S. C-S
Mesdames M. E. Walker and J.
L. Walker are at Asheville, N. C.,
for a month's stay.
Mrs. J. W. Sawyer has gone to
Greenville to visit friends and rela-ja
Mr. Julian Mobley has returned
from a sojourn at Asheville, N. C
<\ Dr. and Mra. J. A. Dobey have
gone to Spartanburg to visit the
latter's sister, Mrs. Bassey.
Mr. Huiet Waters is the guest of
relatives in Newberry.
Miss Myrtia Smith has gone to
Trenton to visit friends.
Mesdames B. B. Jones and W.
W. Ramsey, of Edgefield were
guests bf Mrs. G. G. Waters last
Mr. Avory Bland, of George
town, spent this week with his moth
er, Mrs. G.. G. Waters.
, Rev. Perrin Cogbura, spent a
few days last week with his sister,
Mrs. Mike Clark.
Mesdames J. E. Crim of Black
ville, and Chas. Rhodes, of Hamp
ton have been visiting their mother,
Mrs. Lizzie Crim.
Miss Sadie Cogbura, who has
been t?aching at Blackville, arrived
on Thursday to spend the remain
ing vacation here with her sister
Mrs. Mike Chark.
Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth, who
has been visiting her mother, Mrs.
Strother has gone to Batesburg to
visist her sister, Mrs. Clifton Mitch
Mrs. B. T. Adams received a
telegram on Friday announcing the
sad death of her niece, Miss Nellie
Quinby, which had occurred at her
home in Graniteville that morning.
Miss Quinby was the only daughter
of Mr. James Quinby and was a
young woman that was greatly be.
loved by all who knew her. Mrs ?
Adams and Mrs. C. F. Pechman
and Mr. M. T. Turner attended the
burial which was on Saturday morn
. Mrs. P. N. Keesee, and Master
Pa<re Nelson, are in Atlanta visit
ing the former's sister, Mrs. Orlan
do Sheppard, Jr.
Mrs. P. B. Waters is at home
from a twojweek's visit to her son
Dr. J. D. Waters at Coleman's, S.
The Misses Stevens, , of North
Augusta, visited' their sister, Mrs.
Mrs. CU l? Wertz,, this week.
Dirty Politics. \
.ff. ? . . i
As circulars' - containing false]
statements concerning Mr. Feather
stone are being sent over the state
we publish the following from his
home paper, The Laurens Advert?
"An unsigned dodger is being
?irculated by the opponents of C
C. Featherstone in different sec
tions of the state reflecting on his
?tanding with the people of Lau
rens. Our information is that batch
?S of these dodgers have been re
ceived at Lancaster, directed to R.
F. D. carriers, in care of the post
naster, for distribution. Should the
itatements be true, this is a method
)f politics which no self-respecting
nan should countenance. As to the
?acts: Mr. Featherstone was candi
?ate for governor in 1898 on pro
libition ticket and was only beaten
?6 votes by Gov. Ellerbe, while at
:hat time and up to two years ago
Laurens was a strong dispensary
"Six years ago Mr. Featherstone
.an for the legislature. He received
i majority of the votes of the coun
:y, but the fifth man (also a probi
ntionist and one of the very bot
nen in the state and one of the
nost substantial farmers in the
?ounty, as any man in county will
?estify) ran so far behind that the
irst three men were seated by rea
lon of bigger majorities. As a fur
ber evidence of Mr. Featherstone's
itanding at home: He has been en
lorsed by Laurens Bar association
ind Laurens Chamber^of Commerce;
ie has been steward in the Metho
listNchurch for 20 years, superin
endent of Sunday school for 15
.ears and twice a delegate of gen
ial conference of M. E. church,
"He has been ten times special
udge, twice in Laurens at request
)f Laurens bar; once in Andarson
m request of bar at his old home;
wice in Greenwood and Abbeville
it request of bars; once in counties
>f Greenville and Spartanburg at
equest of bars, and once in Saluda.
The Advertiser has a contempt
or this method of politics."
One Side Enough
Senator William Alden Smith
ays the evident desire of Colonel
Roosevelt to liaten to the plaints of
>oth insurgents and regulars places
lim in adifferent catagory frota an
rish justice of the peace out in
Michigan. In a trial the evidence
eas all in and the plaintiff's aitor
ley had made a long and very do
uent argument, when the lawyer
ding for the defense arose.
"What you doing?" asked the
ustice as the lawyer began.
"Going to present our side of the
"I don't want to hear both sides
irgued. It has a tendency to con
use the court."-Washingtonia.
Last of the Eight County Cam
paign Meetings Held in
The Court House Thurs
day Last J
The county campaign has practi
cally closed, the last campaign
meeting being held in the court
house Thursday. AU of the candi
dates have worked the field thorough
ly and most of them will now rest
upon their bars,awaiting the verdict
of the people which will be render
ed next Tues'1' y. ,
In the absence of the county chair
man, Hon. B. E. Nicholson, the
meeting in the court house was pre
sided over by Mr. A. E. Padgett.
The attendance, while not large,
was larger than was expected, owing
to the indifference that has been
manifested hythe people in all parts
of the county. Each candidate, from
the lowest to the highest, was given
an opportunity to present tis
claims for office.
The candidates for he House
were the only ones to speak at
length in the forenoon, making, in
effect, their usual speeches; In the
afternoon Hon. C. W. Garr?s and
Hon. James F. Byrnes, candidates
for congress, presented their claims
in a very creditable manner. Hon.
J. 0. Patterson, who is a candidate
for re-election to congress, was not
As were the preceding seven
meetings, that of Thurday was with
out especial feature or incident. This
practically closes the most orderly
campaign conducted in Edgefield
jounty. All honor to the'candidates
:>f 1910! A more gentlemanly set
;an not be found in any' county in
inf state in the uiiion.
Lieutenant Governor McLeod
Endorsed by Home People.
On Wednesday afternon, July,
13, an enthusiastic meeting "pf the
utizens of B?shopyiU^ and surround
ng country was held at Woodward
3rove for the purpose of advancing
he candidacy of the Hon. Thos. G.
HcLeod for the office of Governor.
Fhe people of Lee county want to
how the Democratic, voters of this
tate what they think of their home
andidate. The following resolution
mr, adopted and a committee of five
ppointed to place the same before
be Democratic voters of the state
t the expense of the meeting:
We, the citizens of Bishopville
nd surrounding territory, the home
f the Hon. Thos. G. McLeod, can
idate for Governor, do hereby in
meeting assembled, voluntarily and
without his knowledge or solicita
ion, heartily recommend him to the
emouratic voters of South Caroli-.
:a, as in every way competent and
apable to fill the responsible duties
f Governor. His ability js unques
ionable; his character is irreproach
ble; his simple word is as binding
s his bond; always true to princi
le, honor and integrity; his whole
fe is an unanswerable argument to
ie faintest whisper against his up
ightness of character, his sobriety
nd his untarnished reputation.
Shortly after leaving college, he
)st his father, and taking charge
f his father's estate, farm and mer
indie business, he managed it with
reat business judgment and suc
eeded in paying off a large indebt
Iness. At the same time he was a
ither to his brothers and sister,
lucating them and to-day they
)ok up to, love and respect him as
father. He has good judgment and
scellent executive ability, his elec
on can be no mistake and we be
>eak for him the support of the
?mocracy of South Carolina? .
As a representative for two years,
5 a senator for four years, he al
ays stood for those things which
ere for the best interest of the peo
le, and as Lieutenant Governor for
>ur years, he was absolutely fair
id impartial in his rulings and pro
ded with dignity and ability and
e firmly believe that his record
tere made entitles him to that pro
tOtion which is always accorded an
Dnest and faithful public servant.
Some Old Story Now.
The husband of a pious woman
iving occasion to make a voyage,
s wife sent a written request to
ie parson of the parish, viz: "A
;rson having gone to sea, his wife
;sires the praners of the congre
ition." The parson, who had not
tamined the contents of the pa
ir, gave it as follows: *'A person
wing gone to see his wife, desires
Le prayers of the congregation."