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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1,1911
Mrs. John Marsh Entertains the
New Century Club. Lecture
hy Rev. Vining. Death
of Mr. Bush.
On Sunday evening, the Rev. A.
J. Vining, representative of the Eu
ropean Baptist alliance, spoke in the
auditorium to a large audience. Mr.
Vining has traveled extensively in
southern and eastern Europe and he
dwelt principally, upon the condi
tion in Bulgaria, Monte Negro,
Austria; Roumania and Ser
via. His lecture was an education
in its self, and all felt greatly re
paid for coming out.
On Sunday morning, at the union
meeting at Philippi, Mr. Vining was
present, and gave a splendid talk.
Mr. Smyly Stevens, of Meeting
Street, was here on Friday, and has
had a telephone line to extend from
here to his store at Meeting Street.
He is a young man of fine business
qualifications, combined with great
energy, and the splendid mercan
tile enterprise that he is opening up
will mean much to the community
Mrs. John W. Marsh entertainsd,
the members of the new century
club on Friday afternoon, in honor
of one of the members, Mrs. George
Land rum, who will leave next week
for California, her new home. The
afternoon was a typical spring one,
and the drive to Mrs. Marsh's pret
ty colonial home near town was en
joyed. She is an ideal hostess and
made the occasion a pleasant one.
The music was especially sweet, and
at the close, a salad course, with
sweets, was served. The club deeply
regretted, that, in Mrs. LandrumTs
leaving, they would lose one of the
most active members.*
Mrs. Maggie Hill, of Edgefield,
visited MK. Willie Tompkins this
_i -- j-.^.^.-0-xvi ii i> r? iklji
wer? visitors here' during the past_
' Mrs. Stella Gibson Scott, of Au
gusta, was here this week, visiting
Mr. L. B. Lott, of Americus, Ga.,
spent several days here recently in
Dr. Coleman, the father of Mrs.
B. L. Allen, of our town, died*>n
Thursday evening at his home in
Laurens. While he his been in fail
ing health for the past year his
death was unexpected. Mrs. Allen
is ill at the city hospital, Augusta,
and her friends deeply sympathize
with her in her great sorrow. Mrs.
Mary Allen Ashley wont to Augus
ta on Friday morning to be ?vith
Dr. and Mrs. Allen in their bereave
Mrs. Chas. Kenny is at home
nom Bartow, Fla., where she visit
ed her father, Mr. Macleod. On bei
return, she was joined by Mrs. Mar
tha Kenny," of Jacksonville, Fla.,
who will spend a few months hen
Mr. M. A. Clark is at home fron
; a week's gtay in Columbia, S. C.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher returned 01
Friday from a visit to the family o
her brother, Mr. Duncan in Atlan
Mrs. Jack A. Lott entertainec
with a dining on Saturday in com
pliment to her visitors, Mesdame
Izaao Edwards, Mrs. R. W, Raw
and Miss Aminee Cartledge, .0
Batesburg. Invited to participate i
the day's enjoyment were Mesdame
W. S. Dorset, M. T. Turner, Anni
P. Lewis, H. D. Gr*nt, J. E
White, Lona M. Ivy, Jas. Dobe
and Miss Addie Ouzts.
The remains of-Mr. Jack S. Bus]
whose deathfoccuned suddenly ;
Edgefield, on Friday, were brougl
here on Saturday morning and ca
ried to his home near town. C
Sunday morning, die burial to?,
place at Philippi. Tho Masons a
tended in a body a.nd took part i
Mr. James Fulraore and Mi
Sallie Satcher were married on Su
day afternoon, at -the Baptist pi
sonage, Dr. W. S. Dorset officiatin
Mr. Fulmoreisa progressive farm
whq resides a few miles from tow
and the happy pair left immediate
for their home, after the ceremor
Mr. Orlando Sheppard, Jr., a
Master Mobley went over to Coln
bia op Friday to spend a day
two with Mrs. Sheppard, who is
the hospital there. We are glad
state that she is much improved,
Telephone lines ar? being exie;
pd from here to sevtral points in
country and Mr. J. K. Aller
having a line to his residence.
U. D. C. Successful.
The Daughters of the Confed?
cy made a most splendid finan<
success of their oyster, supper c
dy booth, and other enterprises
Friday afternoon and evening. '.
evening was very pleasant in a
cial way and brought into the tr
ury of the organization about fo
five dollars. v
Care of the Sleeping Room.
The ventilation of tlie sleeping
room is most neglected, especially
in cold weather. A mistake too
often made when building is to take
any space not otherwise used for a
sleeping room without any thought
for tho light and ventilation and
then to locate the bed in any place
large enough for it. Some hotel
rooms have no outside windows.
The bedroom windows should be
open whenever the room is occuoied.
In the morning the bedding should
be thoroughly aired. Do not for
get to open the windows in the day
time, nor to run up the shades and
let in ?ll the sunshine possible. Too
many people manifest more interest
in preserving the colors of their
carpets than in keeping the healthy
color in the faces of the members
of their families.
A physician recently made the
statement that in the city slums
where the^houses were illy ventil
ated, and big fires were kept
up, mostly in cook stovesjand wbere
windows were seldom opened, that
nine-tenths of the children are vic
tims of throat or lung trouble. One
visit to such homes would convince
us of this statement, and of the im
portance of fresh air to both sleep
ing and living rooms.
A lady from New England told
the writer that she had been keeping
her sleeping rooms free from deco
rations of any kind; no pictures on
the walls and nothing on the dresser
or wash stand but the absolute ne
cessities, and that she liked the plan
very much, as the room required
much less care and the sanitary con
ditions were better.
I presume it would be a step in
advance if we would discard the
use of carpets in our sleeping rooms,
and use some loose rugs or have
hard wood or painted floors, as in
most of our sanitariums. Many
sleeping rooms are now being; made-, -
??^e^toft?-"bg^^^*ealth."'J be- "
4^tf?vetn? good sound thinking
people of today are beginning to
understand the importance and ne
cessity of good fresh air, and the
proper use of it.-Farmers Union
Methodist Missionary Society,
Friday afternoon at the Method
ist church a most delightful treat
was given to all the ladies of Edge
field, fortunate enough to be pres
ent. By the thoughtful considera
tion of the Methodist missionary
society all other mission workers
and Christian women had been in
vited to participate, and the church
Miss Lou Gary, President of the
Society had the meeting in charge,
and welcomed all present in her
characteristic way, making them at
home. That grand old hymn "From
Greenland's Icy Mountains" was
sang afiCTresponsive read in gc were
led by Mrs. B. E. Nicholson. Then
came the most "tmique and interest
ing feature of the program, when
America received the nations of the
world. Miss Sadie Mims represent
ed America, and all the nations
among whom the Methodist denom
ination does Mission work were
represented in the costumes of the
various countries. All the young
ladies of the Methodist church took
part in this exercise.
After the exercises delightful re
freshments, ice ci earn and cake of
varied kinds were served to all
present. The young ladies of the
orient, the dark continent, and the
isles of the sea, partook of viandi
to suit their taste in the comforta
ble Sunday school room adjoining
the main auditorium, and made a
beautiful picture. Real Japanese
tea, in Japanese style was served.
Every one present came away ful
of enthusiasm for the gracious hos
pltaljty and enjoyment affordet
The Lost Shipping Tag.
A Missouri mule was being shir
ped to a farmer in Virginia, i
tag with directions on it had beei
tied securely around his neck wit
a rope, but in the course of th
journey the mule grew restless an
chewed up both tag and rope.
This gave the ritegro brakema
great concern. He hurried to th
conductor in the caboose.
"Marse George," he yelled, "fe
de Lawd, where yo' 'specs to pi
off dat mule? He done eat up whei
he's gwine!"-St. Louis Star.
It is related of an Irish coachmi
that, being in failing health, h
doctor prescribed more animal fo<
Remembering his case a fi
days afterward, he called upon P
at the stable,
"Well, Pat," said he, "how a
you getting on with the treatment
"Oh, sure, sir," Pat replied. "
manage all roight with the gra
and oats, but it's mighty hard vjfi
the chopped hay."
DO WORK OF TWO.
Farmers Must Meet Increased
Price of Labor by Making
Each Day's Work Count
Messrs. Editors: One of the most
important problems that confront
the farmer of today is that of ad
justing our system to meet the high
and increasing price of labor. The
same man that only a few years ago
was thankfnl for the opportunity to
work for "50 cents and dinner,"
now requires from Si to $1.25 per
day. Then what is the solution?
Simply to make this man accomplish
as much in a day as he formerly
did in two. If one man can take
two good mules and do as much in
a day as two men formerly did
with the same two mules, then we
have saved the wages of one man.
This, I claim, is entirely practical
through the use of better farm im
Take, for instance, j the prepara
tion of the soil. Instead of using
one little mule and a pony plow and
turning a furrow from 4 to 5 inches
wide, it is just as easy for the same
man to take a good team, say three
good mules, and a good disk plow
and turn from 8 to 10 inches. Be
sides, the work is better when fin
ished. In December I saw a gen
tlemen in Montgomery county break
ing a field that ?had been cultivated
in corn last year. Owing to the
rainy season it had grown up in
grass and weeds so that it would
have choked an ordinary turning
plow, yet he was probably breaking
10 inches at the time, and so com
pletely was he doing his work that
you could scarcely tell by looking
behind him what had been planted
there last season. In buying these
pl_ow8J^?P?'^"^-^t3.-T.-^oojCxnC' -si narrest
disk they can find, as thoy have an
idea that the draft is lighter. This
is a mistake. For breaking' the
same depth, say from 6 to 8 inches
deep, the larger disk will pnll light
er and give much less trouble, a& it
will not have to run its full depth
and in this way choking or drag
ging will be avoided. I should
never advise any one to buy less
than'a 24-inch disk, and 26-inch
disk is still better.
In cultivating the crop we should
and in the future must, use imple
men?s that will enable us to gel
over the ground rapidly in order tc
be able to cultivate often. In^mj
opinion, there is no more effective
implement for the rapid cultivador
of young crops than the harrow.Th<
use of this implement should be be
gun in some cases even before tin
corn or cotton is up, as the surfaci
is often packed so hard by heav?
rains that many of the young plant
are unable to break through. B;
running the section harrow diag
onally across the rows this crust i
broken and the plants may come n\
readily. This can bc done ver;
rapidly, as we harrow a strip eigh
feet wide at a time. Then after th
plants are up more young grass cai
be killed with this harrow tha
with two or three single plows i
the same time. It requiros som
nerve on the part of the farmer t
use this harrow on his cotton c
corn, as it looks like he is ?:playin
havoc with it at the time, but it wi
be all right in the end.
An extensive cotton planter mad
the statement last year that he save
by actual count in labor ?242 t
cultivating his crop the first tin
with the section harrow, and left
in better condition than if it hs
been cultivated the old way. (
course, it requires some judgeme
and common sense to set the tee
at the proper angle according to tl
nature of the soil. When the cn
is too large to admit of the use
the section harrow, we should, 1
all means, use a good 2-horse cul
vator that will cultivate a whe
row at once. The best corn tha
evor made, taking the fertility
the land into consideration, was c
ly cultivated four times after it v>
planted. I went over it thorougl;
once with a section harrow, tw
with Avery's Comet walking cir
vator, and one furrow in the midi
with a large short sweep.
I do not think any farmer is pr
erly equipped for making a crop
til he has a good team, a large d
harrow, a good combination pla
er and a 2-hbrse cultivator.-R,
Wilson in Progressive Farmer.
An Irishman settled in Can
wrote home-to his old mother
ing in Dublin and asked her to s
him an ulster from a well kn<
shop in the city. Ile received
coat, and with it the following
"Dear Pat-I send you the <
you asked for and, as the but!
are rather heavy, I have cut then
to save postage, and put then
j top lefthand pocket."
Prize Essay Contest.
All teachers in the county are re
quested ?o begin at once to give in
structiontto children in regard to
the essay? contests, for which prizes
will be offered by the county Wo
man's C|ristian Temperance Union.
A prize m five dollars will be given
1 for the best essay on the "Relation
betwe?n:.iAlcohol and Crime," and
two dollars and a half for the next
best, thesfe essays to be written by
a girl or . boy over fourteen. A
prize of fire dollars will also be giv
en the boy br girl under fourteen
who wruek. the best essay on "the
effect Of ^tobacco on the nervous
system.1'!-A second prize of two
dollars.and a half for the second
best essaj?on. this same subject by
girl or^bgjr: under fourteen. Fer
fiirthe^^ormation, write t? Mrs.
J. A. Dobey, Johnston, S. C.
All essays must be in by March
first. It .\is requested that every
teacher insist on this essay work, as
a part of &eir scientific temperance
Rev. C. E. Burts Pastor ol First
Rev. Charles E. Burts, D. D., has
accepted i)?? cali to the pastorate of
the First baptist church of Colum
bia. His Acceptance will be pre
sented to the congregation at the
servies thiS\morning by the chair
man of the committee which pre
sented thej call, Rev. Dr.- W. C.
Lindsay, pastor emeritus.
The resignation of Dr. Burts as
pastor of .| the Baptist church at
Edgefield "ipili be tendered also Sun
day. Notxmly the members of the
! Edgefield fSaptist church, but all
I the people .;"pf Edgefield, city and
' county, have been loath to think
that Dr. Boy'ts might leave hi?Lores-,
when his -decisi?n is made known.
It is expected that Dr. Burts will
come to Columbia next week to
make preparations for taking up his
new work here and he will very
shortly remove to Columbia and
enter upou the duties of the pasto
The New Pastor.
Dr. Burts is a son of the Rev. R.
W. Burts of Abbeville county, who
has only recently retired from the
active ministry himself. Dr. C. E.
Burts attended the Honea Path high
school and entered Furman univer
sity, from wEich he was graduated
in 1893. He was not then a student
for the ministry, but entered the
Southern Baptist Theological semi
nary, after teaching two years in
Aiken county, and after his gradua
tion from the seminary his first pas
torate was at Gallatin, Tenn., where
he served the Baptist church two
years. He then accepted a call to
Blackville, S. C., where he remained
four years, going from that point
to Edgefield eight years ago.
In 1906 the degree of doctor of
divinity was conferred on him by
Furman university. He is now a
member of the board of trustees of
Furman and of the Southern Bap
tist seminary and has also served on
the boards of ministerial education
and State missions.
In 1905 Dr. Burts was married
to Miss Sadie Watson of Anderson.
They have one child, a boy 3 years
of age.-The State.
Death of Mrs. Hagood,
Mrs, Mary Timraerman Hagood
who for many years has made hei
home in Georgia returned to Edge
field several months ago bringing
with her two little children. Hei
health was very bad, and she saic
that she had returned to her ole
home to die.- On Sunday at tin
home of her brother Felix Timmer
man of Pleasant Lane, Mrs. Ha
good passed away, having receivec
the tenderest and most devoted at
tendon. Mrs. Hagood's husban<
had preceded her to the grave se\
eral years ago, but she left in he
Alabama home four grown sons.
Rev. P. P. Blalock conducte
tile funeral services at Berea churc
on Tuesday, when the large famil
and friends of her youth gathere
to pay this parting tribute.
He Practiced What He Preach e
Two ladies in a street-car we
discussing their clergyman, ar
one of them remarked severely
"Mr.M-does not practice wh
The caviler received a bhoc
when a small boy, who had apps
ently been absorbed in looking o
the window, turned and said indi
"Well, he does, tojo, for he's r
own papa, and I hear him pract
ing what he preaches : every Sund
in his study before he goes
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DO YOUR PLOWING NOW.
It Should Have Been Done Ear
lier, But Now There is Not
a Minute to Lose. Ad
vantage early Plowing
While in a broad sense it is not
true that "tillage is manure, yet for
all practical purposes, to a certain
extent, this is true-for a good
preparation of the soil at this time
is often equal to the application of
several hundred pounds of commer
cial fertilizer. It is even more im
portant to the man who is goine: to
invest in fertilizers, for it will go
a long way toward insuring a profi
table return therefrom. The sooner
we can all realize that our soil fer
tility is not primarily a question of
absolute plant food but rather one
of available plant food, the better it
will be for our pockets.The freezing
and thawing action of winter and
the admission of air are great fac
tors in increasing thc available plant
food in our soils, and were fall and
winter plowing more common there
is no doubt that there would b?
much less work next summer and
spring for the plant doctor and the
The dry winter offers still anoth
er strong reason for winter plowing
and emphasizes the fact that this
should be deep. Already many are
predicting that crops are apt to
suffer this year for lack of moisture,
and in this prediction we/find a
confirmation of the fact that our
soil should be well stored with
moisture during winter for summer
use. With an abundance of rain
during the winter, many soils are
able to store an ample supply of
moisture, even if not broken. But a
soil that has been deeply stirred and
alnd as it'now seems likely that we '
are not to get our usual precipita- '
tion before the next crop is pitched,
it would be well to put oiir soil in a
condition to save as much as does <
fall. Not only ' deep turning of the
surface but the following of this
with the subsoiler will certainly be
found profitable. It has been many
a day since conditions were so fa
vorable for a fair test of subsoiling.
As a rule during winter, even when
the surface soil was in fair tillage
condition, the subsoil was too wet
to be stirred, and there is no doubt
that doing so under this condition
has often resulted in actual injury..
Doubtless this fact will often ex
plain some of the unsatisfactory re
sults that are reported therefrom.
The good farmer will see to it
that his teams do not stand in the
lot while this bright sunshine is call
ing to him to get into his fields and
turn over the soil that nature may
have more ample opportunity to
store it with gold in the form of
available plant food. Whether he
is preparing to plant more cotton to
be used in making up for last year's
deficit, or more corn and feed stuffs,
to be used in feeding his increased
supply of live stock and thus inci
dentally add to the permanent fer
tility of his land, the dirt should
still be turning.
Miss Tillman to Wed.
Special to The State:
Washington, Jan.. 28.-The en
gagement of Miss Lona Tillman,
daughter of Senator 43. R. Tillman
of South Carolina, to Charles Sum
ner Moore of Atlantic City, N. J.,
was announced today. TJie mar
riage is set for April at Trenton,the
home of Senator Tillman.
Mr. Moore is a lawyer, practic
ing in New -Tersey. He is promi
nently connected throughout that
state. He is a nephew of Judge
Joseph Thompson and a cousin of
Judge Allen B. Endicott of Atlan
tic City and of Rear Admiral M. T.
Endicott, U. S. N., retired, of
Every Precaution Taken.
During a recent small-pox epi
demie in Alabama special precau
tion against the disease was taker
in the mining camps. In one o:
these camps the president of th<
mining company paid a viait of in
spection and came upon an oh
negro leaning against the side of ?
"Jake," asked the president, ar
you afraid of the small-pox ou
"Some may bc, sah," Jake n
plied. "As io'mo, I ain't scahec
I'sc jest swine toh get me some lin:
an' limate mah house; an' den cl
doctah, he's comin' up an' 'sass
nate mah fambly; so dat, den sah,
we do git de small-pox, 'twon't I
nothin' but de celluloid-"
A man never gets rid of his ter
per by losing it.
Loafing is a business whic
doesn't bring in the loaf.
It is all right to be on pleasu
bent if you do not bend too far."
Somewhere Between Sunris
Opportunity. No Reward
be regained. You will
Golden Opportunity i
The Advertiser's Gr
The Piano is Here!
And is now on exhibition at J.
W. Peak's store.
"Yesterday is gone, today is
short," if you wish to win this beau
tiful piano, begin now as if you
thought to-morrow would never
come. Enter the race, let your
friends know that you mean to- win
this handsome prize, and ask them
to help you.
How to Enter.
Cut out the nomination coupon,
fill in the name of the young lady
you wish to nominate and send it
in to The Advertiser's Contest De
partment. It is free to all to enter.
In each issue of the paper you will
find a free voting coupon. Cut
them out and ask your 'friends to
?ave them for you. They are good
for 25 votes each if sent in within
10 days from date on coupon.
A Jolly Race.
This will in truth be a jolly race.
There's fun in it, lots of fun. You
really can't afford to miss getting
into this race either as a contestant
Dr by helping some friend who is
a contestant. The beautiful piano
is now on exhibition at J. W.
Peak's store and every one ?9 de
lighted with it. Enter the contest
now for we shall begin to offer oth
er prizes within the next week_ oj^
f;oWvo^^^wlIl-also" count on the
How to Win!
Enlist your father, mother, broth
er, sister, sweetheart and friends to
hell) you and never stop until the
piano is yours. The prize will be
given to the young lady securing
the largest number of votes during
the life of the contest. The way to
get the votes ?3 by getting sub
scriptions to The Advertiser, either
new, renewals or collections on past
due subscriptions. Votes will be
given according to the scale of votes
published in this issue.
We understand that Misses Rob
bie Jones, Fannie Joe Strom, Mary
E. Byrd and Miss Alma Hammond
have gone to work in dead earnest
and while we haven't heard fromot.h
er contestants yet, we feel sure that
we will some time this week aid
we can easily guess they*will make
some one hustle.
We give the list of contestants tlis
week with their standing. Some
new names have been entered. The
friends of some of them have
brought subscriptions in their favor.
The race promises to be a lively
one so let's o-W^et busy and do our
The piano is on exhibition in Mr.
Peak's store, and you are cordially
invited to go in and try it. Every
one is delighted with it, and while
you are there don't forget that Mr.
Peak has an up-to-date line of gen
eral merchandise and his prices are
Fannie Joe Strom
Mary Emma Williams
Lucile Whatley ?
Mary Emma Byrd
Good for 25 votes in pi
sent in within 10 days frc
e and Sunset, One Golden
Offered, for it can never
Certainly Have Lost a
f you Fail to get into
eat Voting Contest
Rules Governing Contest.
Rule (l) All collections made by
contestants must be turned over to
the Contest manager within, one
week or votes will not be'allowed.
Rule (2) Subscribers are caution
ed to demand a receipt for all mon
ey given to contestant and to re
turn same to contest manager to be
dated according to books, showing
date of expiration.
Rule (3)- The Contest Managers
signature must be affixed to votes
before same are of any value in
Rule (4) Ballots cannot be bought
The Contest will be run on a square
and fair basis for all. Votes can
only be obtained by securing sub
scriptions, either prepaid or re
newals, or by cutting the nomina
tion coupon or free voting blank
out of the paper.
Rule (5) No employee of The
Advertiser or a member of his or
her family will be permitted.to par
ticipate either as a nominator or vo
ter in the contest. v
Rule (6) Candidate! will not be
restricted in securing subscriptions
to any territory, but .may secure
them in any place in the United
Rule (7) Only one nominating
Rule 1,8) All votes must be in
The Advertisers office by Saturday
midnight of each second week from
issue or else they will not be count
ed on the minor prizes that will be
offered during the contest. Votes
cast on these prizes will also count
on the piano.
Rule (9) Votes once issued can
not be transferred to another con
Rule (io) Contestants in contest
must agree to accept all rules and
conditions in the contest.
Rule (ll) The right is reserved
to reject the name of any contes
tant for cause, also to alter these
rul?s should the occasion demand.
Rule (12) Any question that may
arise between the contestants will
be decided by the contest manager
and his decision will be final.
Rule (13) Under no condition
will the nominators name be divulg
ed. The manager will be al
ways ready to call and explain any
thing regarding the contest.
Rule (14) i Contestants may hold
their votes until they wish to cast
them. Until they are cast yo*r
standing will not be published.
Scale of Votes.
1 vear 2,000 Votes.
2 u 5,000 "
3 " 8,000 "
4 " 11,000 "
5-" 15,000 "
Renewal and Collections.
rican Music Co., Contest Mqps.
By Royal V. Bidez, resident Mgr.
ry 25, 1911
ano contest if filled out and