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y?L 75 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18,1911_^__N0J?8
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REVISE SCHOOL LAWS.
I Superintendent Swearingen Out
lines His Recommendations
in Annual ReportSchool
Columbia,. December 30.-In ad
, ditional to recommending ?shat the
State snmmer school be re-estab
lished, State Superintendent pf
Education Swearingen askt the leg
islatura to adopt the report of the
' - educational commission appointed
at the last session of the general
assembly. The commission has
Reworked ardonsly to revise the school
... laws and the report will soon be
given to the public.
In a statement issued today Mr.
Swearingen sums up his recommen
dations under ten heads, as follows:
Summary of Recommendations.
1. That the report of the edu
cational commission tb revise the
school law be adopted. .
2. That the term extension and
V bafldin'g appropriations be renewed.
3. That the apportionment of
?j the constitutional tax of three mills
be based on average of attendance
instead of on ten days' enrollment.
4. Tha^t the report of the com-"
mission on agricultural education
be adopted. '
5. The proper support be given
the work of the state supervisor of
elementary rural schools, recently
appointed by this department.
6. That the restriction of State j
aided high schools to towns of less
k than 2,600 population. be removed
and that the maximum amount al
lowed the high schools of any one
county be raised.
7. That the right of independ
ent text book adoption be with
drawn from all special school dis
8. That a uniform scholarship
law be enacted for Winthrop, Clem
son, the University and the Citadel.
9. That the state summer school
for teachers be re-established.
10. That this department be
, given a suitable arid permanent \
office,?n adequate printing fund and
a school auditor. _
"~The commission-- on . -agricultural
education recommends that aaricul-i
ture>b? taught in the schools and
not ' that separate agricultural
schools be established. ;
The work done by " rof. W. K.
Tate is appreciated by the State
Superintendent, as shown by the
recommendation that proper sup
yport be given. ,
The High School Act is impor
tant and the recommendation there
to shews that so many schools haye
been aided that the good work ' is
recognized and ought to be contin
ued and improved.
A school auditor is a new recom
Woman's Missionary Rally.
* It has- been the custom for sever
al years for the Edgefield Baptist
missionary society to prepare a pro
gram to whioh all societies of the
association are invited.
Such an occasion was held on
Wednesday last. Invitations had
been extended to all the societies
and as the day was ideal, quite an
encouraging delegation was present,
the following churches being rep
resented: Antioch, Berea, Edgefield,
Horn's Creek, Red Hill, Mt. Zion,
Trenton and' Red Oak Grove.
Rev. W. H. Canada, who has
been for ? number of years in Bra
zil, but who is at home for a season
of rest at the Margaret Home in
Greenville was the gtiest of honor,
and made a very interesting and in
Mrs. J. R. Tompkins added very
much to the general pleasure of the
day by her beautiful music on the
pipe organ and a very inspiriog
cornet solo by Rev. P. P. Bia lock
with pipe organ accompaniment,
was a novel feature of the program^
At the recess hour trays of de
lightful luncheon were served to all
present which included a number
of the brethren. An hour of very
pleasant social enjoyment thus very
quickly paseed away.
The afternoon, service made a. be
ginning in a very beautiful vocal
fiolo by Miss Eliza Mims, with pipe
organ accompaniment by Mrs. Ma
rnie N. Tillman. Mrs. W. J. Hatch
fir of Johnston was then called upon
to delight the children by a talk to
them on*African missions. This she
did in her own inimitable way.
In some associations, these rally I
days are held once a quarter, and
Edgefield association hopes to in-j
. aug?rate this idea. Red Hill has
partially promised to prepare for an
other such meeting in April. This is
io keeping with Red Hill's progres
; siva spirit i
That church had the honor of en
tertaining the first convention of the
woman's missionary, union in Edge
Arrangements'Being Made For
Robert E. Lee's Celebration?
- Interesting Meeting of
The New Cetury Club.
Mrs. L. M. Clark and Miss lone
Clark, have gone to Harlem, Ga. j
to visit the family of Mr. Charlie
Miss Mary Watkins, of Chappells,
is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. A. P.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Asbill have
returned from a two weeks' visit to
Mr. Garland Coleman returned
to Florida, last week where he
holds a position.
Misses Sara Serotta and Celia
Golden; of Augusta, have been
guests of friends here.
Mr. N. M. Sawyer has purchased
from Mr. W. E. Lott, his farm lo
cated near town.
A most inter?scing meeting of the
new century club was held at the
home of Mrs. J. H. White on last
Wednesday afternoon. The mem
bership of the club is limited to 20,
i and they are very enthusiastic in the
work. The subject for discussion
was "Scotland," and Dr. W. S.
Dorset gave a very interesting talk,
having spent awhile in this country.
The views that he exhibited made
the talk all the more interesting.
In the early spring a banquet
will be given'by the club each hav
ing the privilege of extending one
Mr. J. H. White has bought out
the stock of J. Neal Lott, instead of
LaGrone Bros. as we stated in last
Mr. M. T. Turner suffered a loss
on last Thursday, by the death of
one of his best horses. While hitch
ed to a hauling wagon, on Main
street, one of the horses was fright
ened, and the team ran as far as
Warren Hill's and after crossing
the creek,, turned into au out road,
where the tongue of the wagon
struck a tree, and broke in two, the
front paTt flying back and-piercing
the horses' body. -The team had,,
save top oth?rhorse by cutting loose
the collar. He fell,also, and the col
lar had almost choked him to death.
Mrs. Willie Tompkins, who has
been sick for the past three weeks,
is able to be up.
Messrs. A. J. and Julian Mobley
have gone to Florida for a month's
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Merchant left
last week for Greenwood where
.they will make their future home.
Mrs. L. S. Milford went to El
berton, Ga., to attend, the burial of
her sister Mrs. C. L. Anderson,
whose death was sudden. About a
month ago, Mrs. Anderson's hus
band was killed frqm an electric
Mr. Jack A. Lott spent last week
in Hickory, N. C.
Mrs. Charles Merry, and children,
of Augusta, were here this week.
Mrs. C. D. Kenny went to Lake
City, Florida, Tharsdey to attend
a family re-unior.
A most enthusiastic meeting of
the D. of C., was held on Thursday
afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Becham, the membership now num
bering 55. Arrangements were made
at this time for the celebration of
Gen. R.NE. Lee's birthday, January
19th. On this day, the veterans will
be the guest of the chapter, and an
elegant luncheon will be given them.
The program arranged promises to
be the best yet, and the occasion
will be had at the home of Mr?. M.
T. Turner, vice president of chap
Mr. Sheppard Jones, of Ridge
Spring, was a visitor here (bis week.
Mr. Bartow Wash, of Sumter, is
here for a few days.
Mrs. ?Clauol Wertz, is in North
Augusta, visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs Stevens.
Mrs. Welling, of Darlington, is
tue guest of her daughter, Mrs. D.
Mi:. F. S. Pension, of Ware
Shoals, visited at the home of Mr.
W. T. Mobley, this week.
Mrs. B. L. Allen went to the Au
gusts, hospital last] Tuesday for
medical treatment, and is improv
Mr. M. M. Payne was a visitor
here this week.
Tough on the Senators.
The wit of Bishop Seth Ward
amuses Nashville frequently.
Bishop Ward, in company with
two senators, came forth f ?om a
Nashville reception the other day
and entered a waiting motor oar.
"Ah, Bishop said one of his com
panions, "yera are not like your
Master. He was content to ride an
"Yes; and so should I be," Bish
op Ward answered, "but there's no
such animal to be got nowadays.
They make them all Senators."
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
STATE OP SOUTH CAROLINA.,
WHEREAS, a petition was file
in my office on the seventeenth da
of May nineteen hundred and tei
sigh jd by more than one-third <
the qualified electors of that portie
of Aiken and Edgefield Counti<
living within the boundary of tl
lines of the proposed new count;
herein after set out asking to be a
lowed to Vote upon the questio
of the formation of a new Count
covering the territory therein ,s<
out, and which original petition hs
been twice amended, the last am?ne
ment allowed by me being on th
fifth of November nineteen hut
dred and ?en, and the territory noi
sought to be embraced in the pre
posed new County is as follows, t
"Beginning at a point in the mid
die of the Savannah River jue
above the mouth of Dorton's Creek
and about three-fourths of one mil
above the western boundary line o
Washington Township in EdgefieL
County; Ihence a straight line to th
intersection of the said Tow ns hi;
line and Big Steven's Creek at o
near Parksville Brielge; thenc
down the run of said Big Steven'
Creek with its various courses, for
.distance of thirty thousand feet
thence a straight line S. 74 E. a dh
tance of thirty-three thousand feet
crossing the Martin town roa ! ^ea
Collier's; thence a straight lino S
36 E a distance of two thousand
two hundred feet; thence a straigh
line S. 50 E. to the division lin
between Edgeheld and Aiken Conn
vies; thence up and along said divi
sion line to the point of its intersec
tion with the line as passing withii
two hundred feet of a circle, witl
Edgefield Court House as its cente
radius of eight miles;' thence adopt
in g said tline and continuing to ?
point thirteen thousand five hun
dred feet east of Little Horse Creel
near the head of Sages Mill T '
then 8. 26 W. eight, thous-*
thence S. 20 W. five thou'
thence S. 12 W. five tho'
^thence S. 6 W< , fiv?e thor
feet; thence south- five
feet; thence S. 1? E. five
feet; thence S." 12 E. three
five hundred feet to the Graniteville
Road; thence along said road witt
its various* courses five thousand
seven hundred and twenty feet
thence S. 16 W. five hundred and
ninety-five feet; thence ?. 29-30 W,
seven thousand feet; thence S. 85-3C
W. three thousand feet, crossing
Clear Water Pond; thence S. 22-3C
W. twenty-six hundred and fifty
feet; thence S. 4-30 W. twenty-two
hundred feet; thence S. 13-30 W.
two hundred feet; thence S. 18-3C
W. three hundred fifty-five feet to
the Hamburg and Barnwell Road;
thence along said road with its va
rious courses to its intersection with
the Pine Log road; thence along
said Pine Log road with its varigua
ceurses for a distance of fifteen hun
dred feet; thence a straight line S.
87-30 E a distance of eight thou
sand five hundred feet; ihence N.
76-30 E. a distance of seveu thou
sand nine hundred feet, passing to
the right of the McElmee's chalk
bed and to the left of Smith's house;
thence a straight line for a distance
of fourteen thousand five hundred
feet, crossing Towns Creek, and at
its nearest point forty-two thousand
four hundred and fifty feet from
Aiken Court Housebuilding; thence
a straight line to its intersection
with Silver Bluff road to a point
forty-two thousand four hundred
and forty feet from said Aiken
Court House building; thence the
said Silver Bluff road with its vari
ous courses for a distance of seven
thousand five hundred feet; thence
a straight line S. 61 E. a distance
of seven thousand five hundred feet;
passing between Padgett's house on
the right and Harden's house on
the left, and crossing Hollow Creek
at a point about fire hundred feet
south of McElmee's Mill; thence a
straight line N. 88 E. a distance of
five hundred feet; thence a straight
line S. 78 E. a distance of three
thousand two hundred feet; thence
a straight line S. 46 E. a distance of
four thousand five hundred feet, and
passing the house of Ezekiel Boyd
to the right; thence a straight line
S. 25-30 E. a distance cf ten thou
sand five hundred feet, passing the
house of Butler Boyd to the right;
thence a straight line S. 1-30 W. a
distance of six thousand five hun
dred feet, passing the houses of
George Toole, Robert Key and W.
T.Green to the right; thence a
straight line "S. 56 E a distance of
seven thousand two hundred and
fifty feet, passing the houses of Ed
dy -Boyd and Jacob Widener to the
right; thence a straight line S. 36
a distance of eight thousand feet,
passing the houses of Ben Boyd and
Fred Toole, and Hamp Widener to
the right; thence a straight line S.
6 E. a distan?eV-of twelve hundred
feet; thence a Btraight K?r,-S. 14 E.
to its intersection with-an old pub
lic road, passing the houses of W.
Beauford to the right; thence along
said old public road with its vari
ous courses for a distance.of* three
thousand six hundred fee|;. thence a
straight line N. 56 E?'?i;.instance of
thirty-eight 'hundred feet, passing
the house of Bi E. Stallings to the
right; thence N. 50 E. a distance of
four thousand five hundred feet,
passing the houses, of ?pdrew Eu
banks, Ben Key and Eldridge Toole
to the right; thence a straight line
N. 30 E. to its inters?ctfc'with the
said Hamberg and Barnwell road,
near Treadway Bridge, -and pass
ing the house o? Maxey.-Tbole to the
right, and the house of^&T R. Green
to the left, thence al or. g said road
with its various .courses-jto its inter
section with' Tinker,iQ^p?; thence
down said Tinker CreekWith its va
rious courses *o its' interjection with
Kennedy's Mill "Creek;;^thence up
the said Kennedy's Millcreek with
its various courses to its intersec
tion with the Barnwell-^unty line;
thence the said .Bani\f--!? County
line, the line to the mid?le of the
Savannah River; thence^the median
line of the Savannah Rr?er, the line
to the beginning point." v
And Whereas, Commissioners
were appointed aa req/^ . by the
Act of 1609 to ascerjr -?oort
upon the allegation? m
and to employ sur7
Bury ey arid a map
new County, wh
a map of the ter)^.
same with Commissi^
wa" filed in my onice,?&t^
contains and embraces' the ten.
above set forth.
And Whereas, it appears to my
satisfaction that the boundaries of
the proposed new Countjjrr the num
ber of inhabitants, the taxable prop
erty, and the proposed, lines do not
run nearer ?han eight, miles to any
Court House buildup now estab
lished by law.
A Wknraao f r/un. _ill? reDOft
formed from Edgefield and Aiken
Connues, ?B four hundred and five
square miles and that there is left
in the old County of Aiken eight
hundred and twenty -square miles of
area, and in the old County of
Edgefield, five hundred and one
square miles of area,
j Now Therefore, I, M. F. Ansel,
as Governor of the State of South j
Carolina by virtue of the power
conferred upon me by the constitu
tion and laws of this State, do here
by order that an election be held in
the territory embraced within the
proposed new County on the 7th
day of February A. D. nineteen
hundred and eleven, upon the ques
tion of creating the said new Coun
ty, and that at such election the
the qualified electors within the
proposed area shall be allowed to
vote upon said question those favor
ing the proposed new County, to
vote "yes", and those opposing
That the Commissioners of State
and County elections of the Coun
ties of Aiken and Edgefield shall
make all necessary arrangement for
holding said election, shall appoint
managers and do all other things
necessary for the holding ? of said
election, that the County Supervi
sor of each of said Counties of Ai
ken and Edgefield, shall have pre
pared printed tickets and furnish
same to the Commissioners of elec
tion of each of said Counties to be
sent ont to the managers of said
election for the use of the voters.
That at the said elections, the
question of the name for such Coun
ty and also the ^County seat, shall
be submitted to the s??d qualified
That said election shall be Held
under the same rules and regulations
as are provided by law for regular
County elections, that the managers
shall be sworn before entering upon
the discharge of their duties and
shall open the polls at seven o'clock
in the morning and keep the same
open until four o'clock in th? after
noon, when the polls shall be closed,
the votes counted, a return of the
number of votes polled for and
against, signed and certified to by
the managers of election, which to
gether with the ballot box, ballots
and poll list, shall be turned over to'
the Commissioners of election of
Aiken and of Edgefield Counties,
as required by law, that the Com
missioners of election shall then, as
now required by law, tabulate the
vote and make return thereof to
the Governor of the State and to
the Secretary of the State, and file
a'copy of the same in the office of
the Clerk of Court of Common
Pleas for the said County of Aiken]
agd for the said County of Edge
, InTestimony Thereof,I have
hereunto set my hand and
caused the Great Seal of
the State to be affixed at
[L. Sj Columbia, S. C., this ?th
d?y of January in the year
of our Lord one thousand
nine hundred and eleven
and in the Independence of
the United States of Ameri
ca the one hundred and
M. F. ANSEL,
By (?he Governor.
R. M. MCCOWN, Sec'ry of State.
Managers of Heyward Election.
Modoc-B. M. Bussey, N. W.
Colliers-D. T. Mathis,' John
Pardue, Tom Adams.
Bi. F. Cooper, W. J. Williams.
Come for Boxes January 28 th
\ E. J. Norris, Chairman,
J. V. Cooper,
State and .County Board of Elec
tions, Edgefield S. C.
Jan. Hy 1911.
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
Mr. Cornelius V. Holmes of Red
Hill, and Miss Mattie Lee Schenk,
were married at the home of the
" in west Edgefield. The occa
" very pleasant and a nura
*? both from Edgefield
Terev present. The
Mv and tasteful
'l. " -vt
member of tn..
formed the cereim,.
Mims of Edgefield pla., L
:ding march. .
As soon as congratulations vad
been said the guests were regaled
qualities. They will reside
on the farm purchased by Mr.
Holmes near Red Hill. May they
spend many happy and prosperous
The union meeting of the second
division will meet with Republican
church on Saturday, January 28th
continuing two days.
10:30 a. ra. Devotional exercises
conducted by Rev. P. B. Lanham.
11:00 a. m. Enrollment of dele
1st Query: What should be the
rule of Christian giving? Speakers,
G. W. Medlock, J. D. Timmerman,
C. C. Jones.
2nd Query: Is it more blessed |
to give than to receive? If so,why?
Speakers, Rev. J. P. Mealing, W.
D. Holland, J. C. Whitlock.
3rd Query : What are some of |
the things that keep the Sabbath
from advancing as it should? Speak- j
ers, J. 0. Atkerson, C. M. Melli
cnamp, T. Adams and T. Mathis.
4th Query: What is the remedy
for the desecration of the Sabbath
by what is commonly known as |
"Sunday visiting. Speakers, Rev.
P. B. Lanham, R. M. Johnson,
Geo. Wright, Li R. Brunson.
Sunday service to be provided f o r |
by the union.
'J. T. Littlejohn,
* for committee.
Our Greatest Need.
It seems to thc writer that what
the farmers of all America need
most to learn is a far greater regard,
I love and respect for the soil. They
should know that, at this stage of
our country's development, nothing
is of as much importance as soil im;
provement, not alone the mainte
nance of soil fertility, but actual
soil improvement, the steady better
ment of soil conditions to meet the
needs of our increasing consuming
population, their increasing needs
and those of our producers as civi
lization progresses. As the world
grows older more wants will arise
that must be provided for. This will
call for greater production from the
same labor expended and greater
profit must come to the producers
in payment for the greater amount
of ability required of him, for "the
laborer is worthy of his hire."
A diminutive observer was asked
why the Lord no longer strikes liars
dead as he did Ananias and Sapphi
"Because there wouldn't be scarce
ly anyone left!" said the child.
Rev. Mr. Shannonhouse Tells
How to Have This Delicious
Vegetable During the
The following timely and very
interesting: article on the growing
of lettuce was written by Rev. R.
G. Shannonhouse, rector of the
Episcopal church and published in
Monday's News and Courier:
At this season of the year, as I
I mentioned in a fprmer article,there
are thousands of well-to-do people
in South Carolina who have no
fresh vegetables to eat, except col
lards, unless of course, they buy
them at the stores. And yet they
long for something '"green" and
refreshing,. more refreshing than
collards and hog jowl.
One of the green things that they
might be eating from their own
garden this month, indeed, every
month from October until May, is
lettuce. It is pre-eminently a win
ter vegetabh, which will grow out
side through the worst kind of
weath?r. A neighbor says that he
used it from his own garden all
through last winter without any
protection whatever. In my own
garden there is a consid?rale plot of
it unprotected, which was sown last
October and November, and looks
very healthy and green now, after
surviving very hard freezes. But
it has not grown to any consider
able size and shows no signs of
heading yet. So I am more than
ever of the notion that, while it may
head yet in warm weather, it would
have headed long ago in a cold
frame, or under canvas or cloth
over. A little farther south, or in
.he low country, it may head in the
open from this time on without hav
ing been sheltered at all, but the
uplander can hardly make it.
Grown Under Glass,
Farther North, all the way into
vt---ni-i_a J"J A''_
thing on a small scale for private
use. Although it is rather late
now, still if one has plants that are
alive, though standing still in his
garden at this time, it might sur
prise him if he would take a few of
them and put under glass, spaced
twelve or fifteen inches, and well
watered, to see how quickly they
Forcing lettuce under protection
of glass has few difficulties. The
plants after a week or two of set
tling and footing should have plen
ty of moisture, and on warm days
plenty of air. If the sun ?trikes
them directly in warm weather, un
less they are well aired, they may
perish quickly.' And on the other
hand too much moisture in close
confinement may cause them to
"damp" off and rot. So at30 after
they are heading they should be
watered without wetting the leaves.
Again, the the gardener who has
no plants on hand now might sow
seed for spring garden, and the seed
might come up in a reasonable time.
But the probability is that they
would lie dormant for several weeks
vet, without any actual benefit by
the early planting. If on the other
band he will take the trouble to sow
the seed intja box that can be kept
in a warm room in the house with
i southern exposure, and moved on
the outside on very warm days he
aught to have plants ready to set
Dut in the garden three or four
sveeks earlier than he would other
wise. Very little "hardening"would
be required, for lettuce, though
apparently very tender will ctand
rory cold weather, specially when
Headed lettuce will suffer more
.rom a severe freeze, however. Two
jrearrago, in Florida, in January, I
?aw an acre of beautiful lettuce, and
?arly cabbage, black and rotting,
Prom a severe freeze.
In selecting a place to grow let
luce always pick oit a spot that has
mough sand in it to make the soil
nellow. Clay land that holds wat
?T and freezes outward, or "spews
ip" frost will not do., A rich, warm
tandy soil is best.
So much has been written already
ibout the commercial growing of
ettuce, around Charleston and
Beaufort, that we refrain from say
ing more. One of our farmers re
?ently went to Beaufort to look
things over and returned to tell re
markable stories of the fortunes be
ing made out of lettuce, its possi
bilities, etc. But he intimated that
the daring and enterprise and ener
by displayed there made him be
lieve that the fortunate ones were
not native South Carolinians, but
h?JHU Ur UfldtUJEiiJP.
The Farmer Should Have Some?
thing From His Garden or
Orchard Every Day
in the Year.
We have so many times in the
last two or three years urged our
readers to have a good garden, to
make it an all-the-year-round gar
den, to grow small fruits, to have
at least a small orchard, that we
feel as if anything we can say on
the subject must be largely repeti
tion. This shall not prevent us,
however, from saying it again: If
you do not grow a supply of fruits
and vegetables on your farm so that
you need never go to the table with
out finding some food from garden
or orchard, you are not living up to
the o pportunities which your form
offers you. We might add that if
you have these fruits and vegetables
apd do not eat some of them every
day, you are wonderfully unapprec
iative of the blessings of a kind
* It is so easy to have these things,
they are worth so much, from the
standpoint of dollars and cents and
from that of health, they add so
much tothe joy ofliving,that we can
not understand how any farmer can
be content to do without them.
Most farms have some fruit trees
on them, and on most farms there is.
some pretense at gardenmaking; but
in the great majority of cases both
orchard and garden have been re
garded as small affairs and given
little attention. It is only in re
cent years that most southern farm
ers have come to realize that it pav*
to plant fruit trees each year, d
that when they have been planted
it is absolutely necessary, if fruit is
to be had from them, to care for
them-to cultivate, fertilize, prune
and spray. Farmers generally are
just beginning to realize, too, that
grapes and berries aud all the long
list of small fruits they can gi ow
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thing to be asfiamed of, is a very
new thing. The trucking and mark
et gardening industry, while it has
been a great thing in some sections,
is as yet poorly developed in most
of the South, although the demand
for first-class fruits and vegetables
is almost everywhere unsatisfied.
With this new understanding of
the possibilities of home gardening
in addi ig to the pleasures of home
life, and of the profits of market
gardening, the South is bound to
become a land noted for its gardens
just as it is now notorious for its
lack of .hem. The time has come
to substitute real gardens,-fertile
tracta, well enclosed, well cared for,
providing something good to eat
every day in the year,-for the sum
mer patch of beans and roasting
ears and the winter patch of collards
or turnips.-Progressive Farmer.
Engliih Girl-You American j
girls have not such healthy com
plexions as we have. I cannot un
derstand why our noblemen take a
fancy to your white faces.
American Girl-It isn't our white
faces that attract them, my dear,
it's our greenbacks.
Singleton-Do you believe in the
old adage about marrying in haste
and repenting at leisure?
Wedderly-No, I don't. After s
man manies he has no leisure.
hustling Westerners. He was much
attracted by the opportunities of.
growing lettuce and other "truck,"
but he was a cotton farmer and is
still hesitating. How many .others
are still hesitating, while resource
ful, shrewd people from other sec
tions are going into it and making
fortunes. The situation reminds me
of a hunting picture One roan had
crossed a branch and was shooting
birds on the other side a hundred
yards away. The other man with
his dog was looking for a good
place to cross. The dog was whin
ing and would almost get down into
the water, then he would pull up
and run back and forth on the bank.
Finally the man started off and ran
up stream several hundred yards till
he found a jam of logs to cross on.
The first man had had no such
trouble. When his dog had pointed
on the other side he had waded the
stream, which was but a shallow
stream after all.
R. G. Shaunonhouse.
Edgefield, S. C.