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Y0L 75. ~ _ EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15,1911 NO. 42
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A QUART OF S
For several years the farmers of t
with a number of vaiieties of irapro\
Manus planted several varieties, one
This is a large eared variety, one ear
as shown by the above cut. The acr
bushels. He has sold a quantity of
The building at the marble j'ard
of Mr. T. J. Langston was burned
last Monday evening about 9:30
o'clock. When discovered, the blaze
was on the roof, but owing to the
great weight of the machinery and
tools, nothing was saved. Several
monuments, nearing completion,
and an amount of granite and mar
ble were also in the building. Mr.
Langston estimates his loss at $3,000
which is partly covered with insur
and his failing health was noted by I
his friends. He was a Christian gen
tleman, and was liked by all.
Mrs. H. J. Hendrix has returned
to her home in St. Paul. Minn.,
after a month's visit to her mother
Mrs. J. T. Stillwell.
Dr. T. C. Bomar, of Spartanburg,
visited his mother, Mrs. M. De
Loach during last week.
Miss Lucile Mobley left on Fri
day for Middlebrook, Va., U> at
tend the marriage of her brother,
Mr. W. A. Mobley to Miss Eva
Watts Hamilton, which occurred on
Wednesday morning. Mr. Mobley,
accompanieu by his best man, Mr.
Hugh Latimer left on Monday to
be in for the reception of Tuesday
MissesXois White, of Louisville,
Ga., and Hazel Hughes, of Augusta,
Ga., are guests of Mrs. Will Crouch.
Mrs. Hilliary Crouch left on Fri
day for Greenwood to visit her sis
ter, Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn.
Dr. Claud Latimer and Mr. Hugh
Latimer, spent several days of last
week heie with their mother, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Hilliary Grant have
begun house-keeping in the new
home they purchased.
A very interesting meeting of the
W. M. S. of the Baptist church was
held with Mrs. A. J. Mobley on
Monday afternoon, and at the close
the officers for the ensuing year were
elected as follows: Mrs. L. C. Lati
mer, president; Mrs. W. S. Dorset,
vice-president; Mrs. J. A. Lott, Re
cording secretary; Mrs. W. J.
Hatcher, corresponding secretary,
Mrs. S. J. Watson, treasurer.
Mrs. J. H. White received a tele
gram on Monday stating the pudden
death of her brother-in-law Mr. E.
E. Andrews, which had occurred in
Richmond, Va., during the morning.
For several years Mr. Andrews
traveled for a northern firm and
made his home in Asheville, N. C.
The r?mains were brought to Green
wood on Wednesday, the home of
his parents, and interred in the
cemetery there. He leaves a widow
and three children. Mrs. White, who
went to Asheville, to be with her
sister in her bereavement, attended
the funeral at Greenwood.
The mission study class met with
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher on Wednesday
morning, who is instructor. A most
profitable hour was spent, and many
facts of interest were told. Before
departure, all enjoyed luncheon with
Messrs. J. Howard Payne, Frank
and Jule Bland went over to Colum
bia on Thursday to take in a musi
cal play at the opera house.
Mrs. Jeff Cox, ot Chester, is the
paest of Mrs. J. D. Bartley.
ROM ONE EAR
he county have been experimenting
ed corn. Last year Mr. J. T. Mc
of them being Shaw's Improved.
of which made him a quart of corn
e* produced more than a hundred
it for seed.
Miss Mina Eidson and Mr. Floyd
Whittle were married at the home
of the bride on Sunday at 2 o'clock,
the marriage being a quiet orre and
was witnessed by only' the relatives
of the contracting parties. There
were to attendants and the bride en
tered with the maid of honor, Miss
Mabel Denny. ^During the afternoon
the happy couple left for their home
at Fruit Hill.
Pleasant Lane News.
(Written for last Week.
Last Saturday evening was the
F. Walker, Jr., is the delegate from
Mr. N. H. Timmerman made a
flying trip over to Augusta last
Thursday, the 2nd. No use to say he
had a pleasant time, that is under
stand when you go to Augusta.
Mr. Price Bryan, who has been
desperately ill with pneumonia for
several weeks, is very much im
proved. For some time it. was thought
that he could not recover, but we
are glad to know, that with loving
hands to nurse him, and the help of
Dr. Self, the attending physician,
he is recuperating and will soon be
up again we hope.
Miss Ida Timmerman of the S.
C. C. I. spent the week end here
witn home folks.
One of Mr. J. Y. Dom's little
boys was thrown from a mule one
day last week, and his arm was bad
ly injured. It is hoped that he will
soon be well again.
Rev. Foster Spear, pastor of Mc
Kendree church, spent last Sunday
night with Mr. and Mrs. Mouzon
Pleasant Lane school will close
in a few more weeks, and we regret
very much that we cannot have a
There will be preaching services
at McKendree church on February
I9th, followed by the administra
tion of the sacrament of the Lord's
Supper. . Neb. .
Entertainment for Be rea School.
There will be an entertainment
at the home of Mr. and "Mrs. Joe
Lake Prince on Friday night of
this week, the 17th, for the benefit
of Berea school to help pay for the
new desks. This will be a lunch
party and will be a very enjoyable
affair. Let everybody in the commu
nity and all in reach of Mr. and
Mrs. Prince's home take advantage
of this opportunity to have a good
time and help a good cause at the
same time. Remember the time,
Friday night, the 17th.
"Ma, what are the folki in our
chuich gettin' up a subscription
"To send our minister on-a vaca
tion to Europe."
"Won't there be no church ser
vices while he's gone?"
"Ma, I got $1.23 in. my bank.
Can I give that?"
Magistrate (to prisoner)-"If you
were there for no dishonest pur
poses, why were you in your
stocking feet?" Prisoner-"I 'eard
there was sickness in the family."
Don't Set Out Seedling Trees.
"AD agent tells me that the only
way to get long-lived trees is to
plant seedlings, that the budded or
grafted trees fail soon and gum,and
the gum runs down on the roots and
kills them." Planting seedlir/g trees
will result in all sorts of fruit, and
most of it very inferior. When a
man plants an orchard of peaches or
apples, or any other sort of fruit,
he wants to know what he will get,
and the only way to get the best
sorts is to plant budded or grafted
trees. A peach tree gums because
there are borers in the roots, and
there will be as many in a seedling
tree as in a budded one, and, of
course, they will kill the roots if
not taken out. Any man who tries
to sell you seedling trees is a fraud
and does not know anything about
fruit culture.-Progressive Farmer.
Dr. Burts' Farewell Sermon.
Sunday morning the Baptist
church was as full as the capacity
would allow, reminding one of the
commencement season. Carriages
and buggies surrounded the church
long before the time for service, the
congregation seeking for the last
time to listen to the words of wis
dom and counsel as well as farewell
of their retiring pastor Dr. C. E.
Dr. Burts had in the audience mern
bers of his own congregation as well
as many of other denominations and
the country churches. His text was:
"Be ye steadfast, immovable, al
ways abounding in the work of the
Lord, inasmuch as ye know your
labor is not in vain in the Lord."
At the conclusion of the sermon Dr.
Burts made a few remarks on the
pleasant relationship which he had
borne to the church during the 8
years of his ministry in Edgefield,
and announced that his resignation
had been? accepted on Wednesday
evening at the time of the regular
prayer meeting. This farewell ser
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choir, the chorus of young men, and
Mrs. R. G. Shiinnonhouse sang a
solo. "The King's Business." At
the conclusion of the service Rev.
T. P. Burgess, in behalf of the min
isters of the town, expressed regrets
that Dr. Burts was to leave Edge
Successful and Happy Occasion.
The reception at the Baptist par
sonage on Friday afternoon was a
perfect success and was attended by
about four hundred guests. From
the appointed hour at four o'clock
till ten o'clock in the evening there
was a continual stream of people, of
every age, and not only Baptists but
friends of the other denominations
who came and passed pleasant greet
ings. Beautiful music added pleas
ure and happiness to the occasion.
Three rooms were open to the
guests. In the hall a large basket
held the envelopes in which were
deposited thc contributions for the
pipe organ fund, which amounted
to one hundred aud sixty dollars. In
the parlor while sweet music
filled the air, Dr. and Mrs. Burts re
ceived the guests.In the dining room
adjoining, a salad coarse and coffee
was served by a b?vy jp! beautiful
girls. From there they repaired to
the room in which|fruit punch was
found to refresh before bidding
adieu to so unique and delightful
Box Party at College.
On Friday evening at 8 o'clock
the young people of Edgefield are
invited to come to the college audi
torium where a most interesting en
tertainment will be provided. There
will be a concert of wind instru
ments trombone and cornet in
which Mr. Royal V. Bidez, Rev. P.
P. Blalock and others will take
part, and to which ten cents admis
sion will be charged. There will al
so be several humorous recitations.
The young ladies of the town and
S. C. C. I. have been invited to
bring boxes which contain delight
ful eatables of thoir own make, and
these will be sold for the benefit of
the Civic League. There will be no
charge for admission to those who
bring boxes. A large crowd is ex
Entertainment at Lott School.
On Friday night, February 17th,
there will be an entertainment at
the Lott School-house. Proceeds
will go for further improvements.
Public cordially invited. General
admission 25 cents-children 15
THE STATUS PRISON.
Population of Penitentiary In
creased During Past Year.
Many Convicts from the
The population of the penitentiary
of South Carolina was increased
during the past y??r by 239, accord
ing to the annrijfl report of the
board of director^f the institution,
which has been flatt to the general
assembly. At t??."close of 1909
there were 893 prisoners. There
were in the prison during 1910,
1,140 prisoners. ^There were 41
convictions for ^murder or man
slaughter with te?ils in the State
vuring the past>year seven were
discharged by pardon, eight by pa
role and 23 died. : ;-The sentences of
two were commute^ The sentences
of 142 expired. As.'the law directs
there were 38 prisoners given to
Clemson college fot pay. Six con
victs were used at ^the State house.
Of the 249 coni^ct* received at
the penitentiary dering the year the
following states were represented:
South Carolina, ??5; Georgia, 5;
Tennessee, 2; Louisiana, 2; Florida,
2; Virginia, 1; Alabama, 1; New
York, 2; Illinois, . i; Kentucky, 1;
Michigan, 1, and North Carolina, 6.
The occupations are given as fol
lows; Laborers, -ff,0; ffarm hands,
66;railroad hands, j?2;facto ry hands,
30; clerk, 1; cooks, 6; painters 2;.
washerwomen, 8; farmers, 5; car
penters, 3; nurses, 3; porters, 1;
waiters, 5; bookkeeper, 1; fireman.,
1; butchers, 2; physician, 1; team
Those Received. '
There were received 36 for house
breaking and larceny. -There were
only four to be received for viola
tion of the dispensary law. The
other crimes were as follows: Bur
glary and lari?P.nv- ?r huu>ar\*T nt
41; murder and carrying concealed
weapons, 5; manslaughter, 30; as
sault and battery with intent to
kill, 15; rape, 4; assault and battery
with intent to kill and carrying con
cealed weapons, 6; assault and bat
tery, 7; resisting an officer, 4; big
amy, 4; attempt to rape, 3; assault
and battery of a high and aggra
vated nature, 6; breach of trust, 3;
assault with intent to ravish, 5; car
rying concealed weapons, 3, and
burglary 6. There were 142 prison
ers for crimes committed against
persons and 97 for crimes commit
ted against property.
Health of Convicts.
A most interesting report is given
on the health of the convicts. There
were no epidemics during the year.
The number of cases treated in the
different wards of the hospitals were
1,143. There were 50 cases of tu
berculosis treated. Only four cases
were lost. The mortality of the
disease was reduced during the year.
Of the cases treated there were 465
cases of malaria and 15 cases of
beri beri, all of which recovered
with the exception of two.
TLe following table shows the
number of prisoners received from
each county in the State:
Abbeville, 3; Anderson, 6; Aiken,
9; Bamberg, 2; Berkeley, 1; Beau
fort, 2; Barnwell, 8; Calhoun, 2;
Charleston, 35; Chester, 8; Ches
terfield, -; Cherokee, 2; Clarendon,
1; Colleton, 2; Dorchester, 3; Dar
lington, 6; Edgefield, 1 Fairfield, 2;
Florence, 7; Georgetown, 9; Green
wood, 13; Greenville, 6; Hampton,
3;Horry, 1; Kershaw, ll; Lancas
ter, 2; Lee, 8; Lexington, 7; Laur
ens, 5; Marion, 3; Marlboro, 4;
Newberry, 4; Oconee, 7; Orange
burg, 6; Pickens, 1; Richland, 19;
Saluda, 4; Sumter, 8; Spartanburg,
7; Union, 1; Williamsburg, 3;York,
7. Total, 239.-The State.
Elegant Social Event.
Or; Friday evening Miss Lillie
May Bailey entertained about twen
ty of Edgefield's young people in
honor of her birthday. The pleas
ures of the evening were all ming
led with ideas of Saint Valentine,
hearts being used in decoration as
well as in the contests.Thg table for
all the contests were beautifully
decorated with spring flowers, jon
quils, hyacinths and violets. A pro
fusion of pink and white carnations
were also used in one of the rooms.
The refreshments were a very elab
orate salad course, a variety of cake
and Charlotte Russe. Misses Lila
and Minnie Fuller and Mr. Earle
Fuller were among the guests from
out of town.
Farm Opportunities of Today.
It may be there is opportunity
wide and unexampled lying stretch
ed out in every section of the Soiitb,
and while we believe that there is a
good living for everybody still man
owes the world a greater duty than
just to dig up what may be found
necessary in the course of life. He
who lives and dies on a farm and
leaves it no better than he found it
is not much of a benefactor to the
upbuilding of the world, and the
fellow who robs earth of its virgin
qualities and puts nothing back is a
vandal in the eyes of nature.
But it must be admitted that this
is true in numberless instances. We
hear a lot about the abandoned and
worn-out farms of the South, but in
reality it is due to a species of van
dalism that prevails in nearly every
section of the country. There seems
to be no way to eradicate this
trouble but by just keeping ham
mering at tlie perpetrators of the
deeds and possibly they may grad
There is another cause w"hich may
eventually contribute to the work,
and that is the continual destruction
of the forest and consequently less
acreage of virgin soil. Some time
it will be a case of necessity for the
farmers of the future to take up the
old abandoned tracts of land and
restore them to their old fertility.
It is a good thing for thc South that
nearly all the land can be treated in
this style for there are really no
worn-out farms in the countrj-. It
is all a case of mere abandonment.
However, now is the opportune
time for the Southern farmers to
get together and solve the troubles
that seem to be effecting the whole
country. The farmer who takes up
a system of farming that will pro
duce what he needs 'at home will
be following one of the best ideas
that it is possible to advance. There
may be measures of science applied
with benefit but the ero ns that, pan
the farmer has, and it is partly his
fault if he overlooks the measure.
There may be some other things
that look more attractive tcsthe av
erage man than farming, but if you
want to live a' life worth the living,
then "stick to the farm through thick
and thin, and results will be sure to
There are many openings in in
dustrial and commercial ways in
the South now, it must be admitted,
but to every one of them there are
a dozen in farming for the fellow
who will settle down and stick to
Don't "Go Back to the Farm;"
'Back to the farm' is futile, be
cause only failures come back, but
'Stick to the farm' is good, because
all that is or can be springs from
the soil." This sentence, attributed
by Harper's Weekly to Theodore
N. Vail, president of the great tele
graph and telephone consolidation,
may not be absolutely true in everv
case, but in its general meaning it
is. The men needed on the farm
are not the derelicts or the drifters,
but those able to guide their own
course. It may be a good thing
to bring boys and men from the
towns out to the farm; but it is a
far finer and more valuable thing
to train the young men now grow
ing up in the country so that they
will love the farm and make it pay,
to educate them for leadership in
the great work of re-making our
rural life. The story of the coun
try boy who wont to the city and
made a great success has been told
a thousand times; let us show the
strong, energetic country boy that
he can make just as great a success
in the country. When we do this
these boys, born to be leaders of
men, will not feel that they must go
to town to seek their fortune, and
country life will be finer and better
than AVG have ever dreamed. What
is your community doing to make
its brightest boys and girls stick to
the farm.-Progressive Farmer.
The case concerned a will, and an
Irishman was a witness..
"Was the deceased," asked the
lawyer, "in the habit of talking to
himself when he was alone?"
"I don't know," was thc reply.
'"Come, come, you don't?know,
and yet you pretend that you were
intimately acquainted with him?"
"Well, sir," said Pat dryly, "I
never happened to be with him when
he was alone."
As the Contest Froj
asm of the Candid
creased and Int
NOW IS THE TIME '
If There are any Fi
Solicited, See Th<
5,000 Free Votes
Number of Subs
Who will get the pair of lace
curtains that will be given by J. W.
Peak February 18? That is .just
what we can't tell. Now is your
time to work for Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
WVIU ?V fy kt V. "1' "IUUI jJiaiil". -LL
looked as if Miss Lucile Whatley
was sure to lead this, week, but
what did Miss Addie Stephens do?
Why she just jumped from 1800 to
41,000 without a moment's warning.
Lt almost took our breath but that
is just what she did. Miss Martha
Dorn made a mighty good race, but
didn't quite to the top this week.
Look out for her next week. She
is not one to be discouraged by a
little thing. Several others did
splendid work last week. Let us
?ee who will be ahead next week.
Remember the rest of this week
counts on the lace curtains given by
J. W. Peak, the 5000 free votes and
the piano. The standing of the
contestants will be published on the
5th page this week.
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 should take
receipt for all money given to con
Rule (3) The Contest Managers
signature must be affixed to votes
aefore same are of any value in
Rule (4) Ballots cannot be bought.
The Contest will be run on a square
ind fair basis for all. Votes can
>nly be obtained by securing sub
icriptions, either prepaid or re
?ev/als, or by cutting the nomina
ron coupon or free voting blank
>ut of the paper.
Rule (5) No employee of The
Advertiser or a member of his or
1er family will be permitted to par
One of the most remarkable sur
gical operations ever performed was
;hat upon Dr. William Copley Win
dow, noted archa?ologist, historical
writer and minister of the Protes
mt Episcopal Church. The Opera
tion involved the placing of a glass
[ens, in the eyeball, which enabled
bim to see almost as clearly as with
the natural eye. Four years ago
last October Dr. Winslow felt his
eyesight failing. Ile was delivering
1 lecture from manuscript and his
?otes began to dance so that he
could not distinguish them. Cata
racts were found over both eyes and
their removal did not restore his
sight. Dr. Frederick Spalding of
Boston, where Dr. Winslow lives,
made an incision in the eye far
above the lid. With great difficul
ty he put an antiseptic dressing in
the wound and kept a bandage over
his eyes for twenty-two days. When
the wound had healed the surgeon
nserted a glass lens, and through it
Sees With Glass Eye.
pesies the Enthusi
ates is Greatly In
rERY BEST EFFORTS
- tl* I
'iends you Have not
3m at Once. Get
to be Given to the
ig in the Largest
ticipate either as a nominator or vo
ter in the contest.
Rule (t?) Candidates will not be
restricted in securing subscriptions
to any territory, but may secure
eu un me 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
rules 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 (H) Contestants may hold
their votes until they wish to cast
them. Until they are cast your
standing will not be published.
Rule (lo) If any party stops his
or her paper and transfers it to an
other member of the family of the
same address it will not count as a
Scale of Voies.
1 vear 2,000 Votes.
2 " 5,000 "
3 " 8,000 44
4 " 11,000 "
5 44 15,000 "
Renewal and Collections.
sees well-nigh perfectly, and liter
ally the blind has been restored to
sight. The magical and merciful
scientific discoveries of our Chris
tian civilization are continuing to
do by secondary causes what Christ
did immediately.-Christian Her
Two lawyers before a Probate
Judge recently got into a wrangle.
At last one of the disputante, losing
control over his emotions exclaimed
to his opponent
"Sir, you are, I think, the biggest
ass that I ever had the misfortune
to set my eyes upon."
"Order! Order!" said the judge
gravely. "You seem to forget that
I am in the room."
Honor, the sheriff's bull pup has
gone and chawed up the court bible.
Judge-Well, make the witness
kiss the bull pup, then. We can't
adjourn court just to hunt up a new