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Oldest Newspaper Ju South Carolina.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21,1910
Oldest Newspaper Ju South Carolina.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21,1910
Graniteville with white labor. For
many years Mr. Gregg- was an im
porter of jewelry and in this way
made the money with which to start
the mill at Graniteville in 1845.
He built churches, established
schools and t endeavored in every
way to elevate the employees of his
mills. He died in 1867 and is buried
i?i Magnolia cemetery, Charleston.
In J.858 there was a spirited contest
for the state senate between Mr.
Gregg and Col. James P. Carroll,
afterwards chancellor. Mr. Gregg
was defeated. - ,
Hammond, Andrew J.-Was a
worthy descendant of Col. Samuel
Hammond of the revolution, one
[ )f the bravest and truest men of
that day. Andrew Hammond was a
planter and never aspired to any
i political office, nor sought any po
litical honor, but enjoying the con
fidence of the people who knew him
(his home was not far from Ham
berg on the Savannah side of the
country), he was elected a member
of the convention of 1860. At one
time he represented Edgefield in thc
legislature. During the war between
the states he held the rank of major
in the Confederate service. He mar
ried Elizabeth Butler.
Smyley, Col. James C.-Was
born at Meeting Street, in Edge
field county, in 1820 and died in
1872. He held no office during his
life, except that of colonel of mili
tia, and the very important posi
tion of delegate to the secession
convention. He was a planter by
business and occupation, and en
joyed the confidence and respect of
the people. His wife was Catherine
Watson of Ridge Spring, S. C.
Tompkins, Col. James -Born
June 28, 1793. Died May 9, 1864
Married Mrs. Jennings, widow of
the William Jennings, her maiden
name being Hulda Hill. Had served
as a member of the legislature. Was
of considerable influence and ability.
Mr. Tompkins in Charlotte.
Mr. A. S. Tompkins is here from
Edgefield, S. C.,' on a visit to his
brother, Mr. D, A. Tompkins, and
reports\that his county, while not
neglecting the cotton crop, is tak
ing great interest in corn cultivation
owing tb the enterprise in great
measure of Mr. J. L.. Mims, editor
of The Edgefield Advertiser. This
well known paper was the first in
the state, Mr. Tompkins says, to
begin an active, systematic cam
paign for the enthronement of King
Corn in South Carolina. Rev.
Royal Shannonhouse, a native of
Charlotte and the beloved rector of
the Episcopal church at Edgefield,
is an expert gardener and has made
some fifty bushels of corn on an
acre in the town of Edgefield and
several of the leading farmers down
there have grown over 100 bushels
on one acre of land, so much so that
forming for profit is becoming in
te nsety intense.
Mr. Tompkins brought also the
good word that Senator B. R. Till
man is very much improved in
health as he has been at his home
a'c Trenton this season actively en
gaged out in the open air looking
after his farm and other improve
ments to make accommodations for
feeding and fattening his herd of
cows which he purchased mainly
for the purpose of improving his
land. Senatof Tillman believes
that a herd of cattle fed on cotton
seed meal and hulls is the best
guano factory in the world.-Char
A Financial Epigram.
"H. H. Rogers," said a New j
York broker, "always advised
young men to get hold of capital.
He used to point out to them that
without capital a man could do
nothing, nothing. He used to pack
his truth into a very neat epigram.
"Fortune, he used to say. can't
knock at the door of a man who
has no house."-New York Times.
5 PRESENTS WHY NOT |[
WITH REAL WORTH
stakes ?orne people make in the
sn really correct things are to be
:eptable. You can make no
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. Come and see for yourself,
ri. Let us mention a few things: *
?klaccs, brooches, cuff buttons, ?
I reds of other things bought es
AUGUSTA, GA ?
New Century Club Re-organized.
Mrs. Coleman Entertained
U. D. C. Johnson Wants
the New Railroad. .
The Advertiser, in its beautiful
Christmas array, was a source of
great enjoyment to the readers and
the frontis-piece made even the old
ones wish for cbilhood days. The
columns breathed of thesweet Christ
mas spirit, and the dear old Adver
tiser lingered long in our hands.
Miss Georgia Sawyer, who is
taking a course in millinery, in At
lanta is at home.
Mrs. Lona Ivey will go to Plum
Branch next week to spend the holi
days with her brother^ Rev. Luther
Mrs. W. L. Coleman entertained
the D. of C. Thur^ay afternoon,
the occasion being'the historical
meeting of the chapter. Mrs. Epes,
historian, had arranged an interest
ing program, the bubject being Se
cession Day. Papers on secession
day were read by Mrs. W. S. Dor
se* and Miss Zena Payne, and Mrs.
G. P. Cobb gave an interesting
talk on personal recollections of
those thrilling days. The program
was varied with vocal and instru
mental music, and the meeting
closed with a reading by Mrs. J. H.
On January 19th, Gen. Robt. E.
Lee's birthday, the Daughters of
the Confederacy will celebrate the
day by naving the veterans as their
guests, and the day will be made a
pleasant one for them. A special
committee of the members has been
appointed to arrange for the day.
A mass meeting was held here on
December 14th, to raise enough
money by subscription to bring the
Saluda-Northern railroad here, mak
ing this place the terminus. The
proposed railroad will run from
Saluda to Wards.
L. A. Cooper, of Manning, was
invited to address the assembly, and
was very enthusiastic in his re- .
marks. The amount raised did not
reach the sum required, which was
Mrs. Ida Stevens and Miss Lena
Stevens spent part^of/ihVwee^-lrertr
Mr. Luther Lott, of Americus,
Ga., is visiting his brothers, Messrs.
A. P., and J. A. Lott.
Miss Martha Watson is at home
from Staunton, Va.
Mr. Hugh Mitchel, of the medi
cal college, Charleston, arrived on
Saturday to spend two weeks. Mr.
Mitchel will be a full graduate in
Messrs. P. N. Lott, A. J. Mobley
and B. R. Smith, attended the corn
exhibit in Columbia last week.
Messrs. J. D. Bartley and Wm.
Toney attended the meeting of t?e
Masonic Grand Lodge in Charles
ton last week.
Mrs. Tom Willis and Miss Helen
Willis, of Williston, are expected
this week to spend a month at the
home of Mr. John Sawyer.
A special Christmas service, to be
held in the Lutheran church on
Christmas evening, is being arrang
ed for by the members r?of this
Miss Pearl White, of Greenwood,
arrived this week for a visit to her
sister, Mrs. Lona Ivey, and from
here she will go to Atlanta, Ga., to
study for a trained nurse.
Mrs. Tom Milford and children
have gone to Elberton, Ga., for a
month's stay with the former's pa
Miss Sammie Pearce is at home
from Macon, Ga.
Mrs. Jas. Dobey returned on
Monday from Newberry, where she
spent two weeks with friends.
Miss Alma Woodward returned on
Saturday from a visit to Beech
The new century club was re
organized last week under a new
name, and the following Oihcers
elected: Mrs. John W. Marsh,
president; Mrs. Fletcher Boyd, re
cording secretary; Miss Clara Saw
yer, corresponding secretary. Mrs.
J. L. Walker will entertain the
club on the 30th.
Dr. W. S. Dorset preached a
special sermon on Sunday morn
ing to the children, and in spite of
the inclement weather there was
quite a body tc greet him. Tfce old
er ones, as veil, enjoyed his re
On last Thursday evening at the
Masonic meeting the following oili
cers were elected: S. J. Watson, W.
M. ; Wm. Toney, S. W. ; J. A.
Lett; J. W.; J. Jacobs, treasurer,
Spann Toney, secretary.
Wife-You promised that if I
would marry you my every wish
would be granted.
Husband-Well, isn't it?
Wife-No; I wish I hadn't mar
. ; i y -y "'
Beautiful Church Wedding in
Rock Hill. Bride and Groom
Will Receiv?Ta Cordial
The Columbia ^'Record of Satur
day contained th^;following very
interesting accourji^f the Barron
Johnson wedding: , ?
Rock Hil?, De?^l7.-The mar
riage o? Miss Beniah Barron and
Mr. Charles Edwaid. Johnson was1
solemnized on WTKraesday evening
at 7:30 o'clock in file first Presby
terian church befoji? a large audi
ence of relatives ai|d friends.
For half an honi before the cere
mony Miss Campoll gave a very
delightful organ rafital and just as
the family entered/Miss Margaret
Spader sang m a^;beautiful voice
''Annie Laurie" ajS&as the notes of j
the sweet old ' son|^|ied away, and
the inspiring ton?sL'ipf the wedding)
march sounded, th$bridal party en
tered in the folioing order: First]
came the four ush?^j Messrs. N. G.
Walker and Linds?|- McFadden, R.
M. London and 't?eter Ihrie; then
the two groomsme^i Messrs. Fred
Bell and L. S. Ker?aghan. followed
by two- bridesmaid,. Misses Lottie
Barron and Flqrer?ce Hughey; then
Messrs. B. C? ^tMes and Roy Bar
ron. Misses Nina |(yuzts and Edith
Johnson, Mr. Cobb and Dr.
Augustas Corley oj Edgefield, Miss
Orrie Steel and ^Amelia Tompkins.
Then entered the ~fcroom with his
best man, Mr. J. j- B. - Gaddess of |
Washington, vfrrj ? ; the pastoT
study, and from tie left door the j
lovely bride on the/arm of her maid
of honor, Miss Josie Fewell, and
standing before the officiating min
ister, Rev. Alex martin, he spoke
the words which fraade the twain
one, and they left the church in the
The bride was y?ry lovely in her
exquisite wedding gown of white
brocaded satin with trimmings of
handsome lace and pearl ornaments.
Her veil was caught with orange
blossoms and sh?icarried Chinese
sacred lilies. As' Miss Barron, she
has held, by a-Jb^s^tiful character,
a warjn^pjace In *Ive affections of a j
Targe circte'of friendu, and^aX:;Mrs^j
Johnson, the good wishes of those
friends will follow her to her new
home in Edgefield., to which place
Rock Hill resigns her most unwill
The groom is well known and
admired by the many friends he
made during his residence in the
city and these fiends heartily con
gratulate him in his happiness.
A lovelier coterie of maids was
never gathered about a bride than
those attendant upon this occasion.
Their gowns were exquisite crea
tions of white chiffon over satin and
they carried pink carnations and
After the ceremony a short in
formal but very delightful recep
tion was given at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Barron, on Oakland avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson left on th<
evening train, and will spend their
honeymoon in Florida.
The bride's travelling suit was a
heavy blue serge with hat and
gloves to match.
The handsome collection of pres- j
ents attested the popularity of the
couple. One notable among them
was a beautiful silver butter set |
from the First Presbyterian church,
in appreciation of the faithful ser
vice as organist of Mrs. Johnson.
Among the out-of-town guests
herc for the wedding were: Miss
Amelia Tompkins of Ninety Six,
Miss Florence Hughey of Green
wood, Miss Edith Johnson ot
Washington; Mrs. Andrews of ?
Georgetown. Misses Frankie and
Madeline Faris of Charlotte, Dr.
Corley and Mr. Kernaghan of Edge
fieid, Miss Mary Sledge0of Chester,
Dr. A. A. Barron of Charlotte.
Not Happily Expressed.
The old friends had had three
You have a pretty place here,
John,'' remarked the guest on the
morning of his departure. "But it
looks a bit bare yet."
"Oh, that's because the trees are
so young," answered the host com
fortablj'. 'I hope they'll have
grown to a good size before you
come again."-Metropolitan Maga
Belle Two men have proposed
to me, and I don't know which to
Nelle-Which has the most
Belle-Say, if I knew that, do
you think Pd be asking for advice?
Hotel Before Close of New
Year. New Methodist iPas
tor Cordially Received
The slogan for 1911: A modern
hotel for Parksville. The money
barons are repenting, and the hotel
is sure to come. "Ye traveling pub
lic" look for the spires of this fa
mous structure, before the close of
A. D. 1911.
Sunday was a gloomy looking
day, and yet, a goodly number of
worshippers turned out to hear the
Rev. T. H. Garrett. The subject
was that of Moses choosing "rather
to suffer affliction with the people
of God than enjoy the pleasure of
sin for a season."
Our people of the Methodist per
suasion are pained to have to give
up their pastor, Rev. M. L. Lawson,
but welcome with open arms, the
Rev. O. N. Rountree, a former pas
tor, who married Miss Kizzie La
nier, much beloved in Edgefield,
and a sister of Mr. James Lanier,
Mr. Jasper Parks from Augusta,
accompanied by the two pretty lit
tle daughters of Mrs. Bussey of
Modoc, spent Sunday% with friends
and relatives of this town.
Mr. J. P. Blackwell, who" pre
ceded his pretty wife some time
ago, had the pleasure of introduc
ing her to his family and friends
Saturday afternoon. Mr. Blackwell
will enter the mercantile business
here, and we welcome Mr. and Mrs.
Blackwell to Parksville.
Mr. Frank Parks from Mt. Car
mel is on a visit to relatives.
Mr. Robert Price, a native Ten
nessean, who married Miss Leila
Parks of this town, and has been
for a year or two an esteemed resi
dent of this community is off for a
few weeks visiting upon his native
soil. We hope him a pleasant trip
and safe return.
Rev. Dr. Wilkins of Blackwell
was an esteemed visitor to Pastor
Garrett last week in the interest of
the Baptist Theological Seminary
at Louisville, Ky. ile said he fol
lowed Bro. Watts and did some
MiSSTtfarTh* - Dorn has returned
from a visit to her sisf?^-?nd.the
marriage of one of her friends in
Newberry. And now our young gal
lants wear a broad smile almost
from ear to ear.
Misses Josie Hickson and Belle
Sanders, our esteemed teachers, will
give their entertainment next Wed
nesday evening.^ The little girls
have about gotten their parapher
nalia about ready, which consists
in red dresses galore. No prettier
sight has been, or will be seen in
Parksville in a century than these
little girls will be when they shall
appear upon the stage Wednesday
" Mrs. Pat Bradley will give her
students a Christmas tree next Fri
day afternoon. It will be remember
ed that Mrs. Bradley is the efficient
teacher of the Clark's Hill school.
This is my last letter from Parks
ville for 1910, and to one and all
I wish a merry Christmas with
"good will to all and malice to
wards none," we trust, that big and
little, old and young, may becoming
ly keep this festival, so as to hiing
joy and glad will to all your read
ers: and to any who have been in
terested in,or taken pleasure in these
squibs, may a double portion of
the joys and pleasures of this fes
tive season fall athwart their path
way is tho prayer of
The Boll Weevil.
The boll weevil is coming, says
the entomologist, and the man who
will suffer most when ht comes will
be the man who sticks at all cot
ton and imagines that it will not
pay to farm instead of plant cotton.
The man who will prosper after the
weevil gets on his land is the man
who goes into real rotative farming,
grows forage and feeds cattle,
makes manure and breeds the ear
liest cotton he can make, thc mau
who will have oats to sell, corn to
sell, pork and beef to sell and ma
nure to help him get ahead of the
weevil. The weevil is whipping
the Southern farmers into farming,
and all will have to take him into
consideration hereafter. And we
are going to move the Corn Belt
South where the largest crops made
in this country have been produced
and where August frosts never
come to damage the crop as is done
often in the so-called Corn Belt.
And we are going to make pork
and beef as cheaply, or cheaper,
than the Central West, and, in fact,
are going to march right on to ag
ricultural independence in spite
ol' the boll weevil, or perhaps by
reason of it.-Progressive Farmer.
Honor Roll. .
Of the Edgefield Graded School
( for the month ending Dec. 14:
Fourth Grade: Leila Roper,
Genevieve Norris, Margaret May,
Emmie Lou Edmunds, Jack Hart,
Fifth Grade: Carroll Rainsford,
I Ouida Pattison, Catharine Darling
ton, Neva "Weir, Douglas Timmer
Sixth Grade: Blondelle Hart, Ida
Folk, Guy Broadwater, Alma De
Loach, John Mims.
Seventh Grade: Mell Burgess,
Annie Mae Timmons, Francis Sira
I kins, Emmie DeLoach.
Eighth Grade: Lizzie Roper.
Gladys Padgett, Adelia Britt.
First, second, and third grades
will be supplied.
No Paper Next Wee':.
As has been The Advertiser's
custom for many years, no paper
will be issued from this office next
week. One issue in the year, that
of Christmas week, is omitted in
order to enable those who make the
paper to have a short respite from
regular routine work. Beginning
with the first issue of the new year
we hope to give our readers a bet
ter and brighter paper, one that is
second to no weekly in the state.
Record' of Liquor County.
For the first fifteen days of De
cember it is believed that all records
for criminal commitment! have been
broken. On Dec. 15th there had
been thirty-eight persons committed
to the Aiken jail, on charges from
murder to petty larceny. Of these
most were magistrate's cases, and
the persons committed were either
let out of jail on bond or sent to the
chaingang or paid their fines.-Ai
An Atlanta man not long a?o
met a darky who was driving a
horse so thin that it staggered as it
"Why don't you put more flesh
on that nag?" indignantly demand
ed the Atlantan.
' "Sense me, boss," replied the dri
ver, "but I's doin' de best I kin.
Can't yo' sec, boss, dat po' boss kin
hardly carry what little flesh he's
got on him.- -ow?"
Wish Foi . Christmas Ac
companied by Money Order.
Mr. J. L. Minis.
Inclosed you find
one dollar and fifty cents for sub
scription for one year to Edgefield
Advertiser. Do not stop paper until
I ask you to do so, as we can not
get along without your paper.
J. C. Walker.
Merry Christmas to Editor of
Prohibition Reduces Crime.
The record r f Bamberg's crimi
nal court here last week should be
a matter of pride to all our people.
Although no summer term of court
was held, there were only three
criminal cases to be tried this time,
and the work of the general sessions
court was finished Tuesday. One
day's criminal court is a tine record,
especially so when it is remembered
that only two terms of court a year
are held in Bamberg county. Possi
bly the voting out of the dispensary
has had something to do with this
good record, for which we are
pleased to give it full credit.- Bam
We desire to in
that our ginning
mas will be Tues
days, those havi
can arrange their
PALMETTO STATE LEADS.
Editor of Southern Cultivator
Comments Upon the Large
Yield of Corn in the
The South is at last coming to
her own. She will produce enough
corn for home consumption this
year-for the first time since the
war. South Carolina heads the
list. She will produce 50,000,000
bushels. This is 13,000,000 bushels
more than was grown in 1909, and
21,000,000 bushels over the yield
in 1908. This is coming some.
Then a 15-year-old boy Jerry Moore,
of "Winona, S. C. holds the -yearly
record with a yield of 228 bushels
from an acre. Georgia is not far
behind, she has an increase of some
thing like 10,000,000 bushels, and a
record yield of 195 bushels on an
acre of sandy land. Alabama too
has a bumper crop. Even the ne
groes who only plant corn along in
their cotton made a good crop and
it is safe to say Alabama has some
5,000,000 bushels more than in
1909. Mississippi will make about
enough to do her, something un
heard of before- In the North and
West the yield is great and not hav
ing the South to unload her surplus
upon, has run the price down in
Chicago from 7(J cents to 46 cents
per bushel. Meat has tumbled 5
cents a pound within three weeks,
and beef has followed suit. These
arc the conditions that confront us
to-day, but no Southern farmer
should let the lower price of corn
cause him to plant one acre more of
cotton or one acre less in corn. We
should always keep it in mind to
feed ourselves, then clothe as many
as we can; since it is only through
this method that the money from
our cotton will do us the most good.
We glory in this year's yield of
corn in the South and we sincerely
trust the yield will never be less,
but increase some year by year,
through the agencies of better seed
selection and larger yields per acre,
as well as through increased acreage.
Disk or Moldboard Plows?
A correspondent wants to know
if we would advise the use of a disk
plow when only two 1,100-pound
animals arcav?ilable to pull it Un
less the land is light,, two horsesOf.
this weight will not be able to pull
a disk plow satisfactorily, and even ?
in light land, if the plow is run very
deep this amount of team force will
be too light.
The disk plow has certain advan
tages over the moldboard plow, but
for ordinary work a good mold
board plow will do as satisfactory
work. The disk will plow land when
so hard that could not be plowed
with the ordinary plow, but it
takes more than two 1,100-pound
horses to plow this kind of land
with a disk.
The disk is also superior in its
ability to turn under large quanti
ties of trash and where the land is
full of small roots the disk will do
work that it would trouble the
moldboard plow to do. With suffi
cient force the disk plow will proba
bly do deep plowing better and less
of the raw soil will be turned up on
But with only two horses a^d for
general farm work we woul^ cake a
good two-horse moldboard plow.
Raleigh (N. C.) Progressive Far
mer and Gazette.
ing Days j
form the public
lays after Chris
days and Fri
ng cotton to gin