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Old Edgefield, 20 Years Agc
[By H. K. Mcclintock.]
(The fofl ?wing poem was written b
^ I the brother of VMrs. W. E. Carwil
? 4 .?bout sixty years ago, which no)
'would mean toe Edgefield of eight
? ears ago instead of twenty years ago
Old Edgefield, since I knew you firsl
tull twenty years ago,
There's many a heart has ceased t
beat, there's many a head laid lor
Where are those eyes of beauty now
so brightly once displayed!
Alas! -those blooming flowers have lon:
been withered and decayed.
Old Edgefield-but you're not the samt
as twenty years ago;
So much- your features have beer
changed there's little now I know
What tho' the valleys, hills and plaini
their station yet retain,
There's many a once f?miliar* face
cannot find again. ?
Old Edgefield, you look fresher non
than twenty years ago,
And se^m to have a newer face, thi
:~ older do you grow;
Is it that younger "blades" spring u]
in you, may now be seen,
As fields, that white with frost anc
age, in spring again look green?
Old Edgefield, I remember well, tho
twenty years ago,
.You seemed to me one family, yoi
lovedjeach other so;
Tho' rival beauty, wealth and powei
> might th?n as now appear,
There was a nobler rivalry in showing
your good cheer.
Old Edgefield, ne'er can I forget thai
twenty years ago
?Your doors just like your hearts anc
hands, wide open did you throw;
A kind, inviting look you gave, tHal
bade me welcome there,
A cordial smile and friendly grasp,
that sweetened all your fare.
Old Edgefield, those were halcyon days
near twenty years ago,
Yojr spi its were so bouyont then,
your hearts in such a glow,
You capered in the mazy dance and
frolicked life away,
Till all of it began to seem one'joyous
Old Edgefield, then you laughed and
sung, 'tis twenty years ago,
Your wit and wine both sparkling
bright for all your friends did flow,
Alike were all the old and young, your
circles were so gay;
But all those days of wassailing alas!
have past away.
Old Edgefield, where's my pleasant
friend, who twenty years ago
Seemed with the very gas pf life ard
v ' health to overflow?
Though fraught with kindliest feelings,
yet so full of wit was he,
A joke or friend he seldom spared;-at
least he spared not me.
Old Edgefield, he was blooming then,
some twenty years ago,
But now altho' his heart be warm,
his head is white as snow,
Was he or others then the worse for
feeling gay and glad,
Is anybody better now for looking very
Old Edgefield, 0! what glorious times
were twenty years ago,
The Whortleberry parties then, when
every belle and beau, .
And matron and old gentleman enjoyed
the annual fete,
That yearly frolic, which displayed
your happy social state.
Old Edgefield, in your "cedar fields, "
just twenty years ago,
The fringy broom grass waving there
alone was wont to grow;
But there hath now a forest grown,
and midst the deepest gloom
How many of my dearest friends are
sleeping in the tomb!
> Old Edgefield, I oackward look on
twenty years ago,
And then upon that face of yours
which time has altered so,
Of dearest friends that de nth hath
spared, how few remain to me!
So is the forest all hewn down, save
'-?if"fi2i - -
'irst prize for
'irst prize for
'irst prize for
? ,000 bushel
>r Sale b
here and there a tree. '
Old Edgefield, how your bosom thrilled
not twenty years ago, \
How fervently your feelings warmed
and-kindled to a glow,
When'er you heard a Manly's voice, or
listene?Vto a Mitis;
One famous for his eloquence, the
other for his hymns.
Old Edgefield, have you* never felt,
since twenty years ago,
There was religion in your heart, not
merely outward show?
The warning sounds methinks I hear,
still ringing in your ears,
Your glistening eyes methinks I see,
still melting into tears.
Old Edgefield, in your joy and grief,
some twenty years ago,
The one had such a rapture " then, the
other such a flaw,
That, like a rushing torrent, which the
soul could not oppose,
The more that you resisted it the
higher it but rose.
Old Edgefield, in your pilgrimage, some
twenty years ahead, eta
When he that now admires you -shall
slumber with the dead. .
Remember that for you he felt e'en
more than he would tell,
Remember that he breathed his last
in wishing you farewell.
How to Cure Pork.
This is the time of the year when
the farmer is confronted with the
problem of securing and preparing
his supply of cured meat for next
summer. His success in securing
pork that is palatable, and that will
be relished when it reaches the ta
ble, depends largely upon his meth
od of curing it. Pork from a hog
that has been properly fed can be
made to furnish an excellent sup
ply, if a few simple rules are ob
served in cutting and curing.
All meat that is to go into the
cnring-vessel must be thoroughly
cooled before it is packed. . It is al
so well to let it coel thoroughly be
fore attempting to cut it into con
venient pieces, because it is firmer
and can lie cut into much smoother
pieces than when it is warm.
Pork may be dry-salted, or cured
in brine; the latter being the most
desirable for average farm condi
tions, because it requires less atten^.
tion and takes up less room. When
pork is dry-cured it is necessary to,
rehandle the meat and rub it several
times with the curing materials
used. With the brine procesB the
meat is put in the vessel, the brine
poured over it; and it will not be
necessary to handle it again until
it is ready to be taken out and
In cutting the pork, trim all parts
smoothly, and remove all scraggy
portions, as they can be used to ad
vantage for sausage-meat while
fresh, but are wasted if put through
the cu.ing process. In trimming
the hams and shoulders, expose as
little of the lean meat as is necessa
ry, because the action of the salt
while in process of curing will
make the lean meat hard.
After all pieces of meat have
been properly cooled and trimmed,
take each piece separately and rub
it all over with salt, an$lay it aside
for twenty-fonr hours. After the
salt has been absorbed, pack it into
a vessel-syrup barrel or any kind
of a barrel that has been properly
cleaned. Pack the meat in tightly,
putting the hams and shoulders it
the bottom. Weigh out, for each
100 pounds of meat, 10 pounds of
salt, 4 pounds of brown sugar and
2 ounces of saltpetre. Dissolve
this in four gallons of boiling wa
ter. Stir it well, so that all the salt
will be dissolved. Let it stand un
til cool, and then pour over the
meat. This amount of watrr should
be sufficient to well cover the meat
in the vessel. Put a round wooden
cover over the top, and weight it
down with a stone, so as to keep all
the meat under the brine, add
enough to cover the meal. Pul the
vessel away in some cool place and
e for best acr
best, acre of
best acre of
largest Ear o:
s on ten acres
let it stand for from six to eight
weeks when the meat will be ready
tobe taken out of the brine and
smoked or used". It may be left in
the brine for a longer time if desir
ed. The use of sugar in the*-brine
keeps the' lean meat from getting
hard and also adds a 'sweet flavor to
the meat. The small amount of
saltpetre is used to retain the natur
al color of the meat.-W. H. Tom
have University Farm St. Paul.
Home and Farm.
Dishes With Cheese.
Two thin slices of bread, butter
ed; one-third cupful of grated cheese;
one egg; one-half cupful of milk;
one-eighth teasponful of salt. But
ter baking dish. Cut one slice of J
bread round to fit the bottom of the
dish. Place in dish, add cheese and
Cover with second round of bread.
Mix egg, milk and salt and pour
over contents of dish. Set the dish
hr a pan of water and bake in a
slow oven until firm, browning top
. Cheese Souffle..
One;fourth cupful of milk; one
.tablespoonful butter; one tablespoon
spoonful flour; one egg yelk; one
fourth cupful of grated cheese; one
egg white; one-eighth teaspoonful
of salt. Make the milk, butter,
flour and sajt into white sauce. Add
cheese, and stir until melted. Cool
slightly aud add yelk of egg. Beat
the white stiff and dry and fold in
to the mixture. Turn into buttered
baking dish. Set in a pan of water
and bake in slow oven until souffle
is firm when pressed on by teaspoon.
Serve as soon as removed from oven.
-Henrietta W. Calvin the Country
Very fine 1-2 pound cheese, gra
ted, butter size of an egg, 1 pint
flour, add 1 egg and if needed a lit
tle milk; or make without milk.
This makes a dough. Roll out
fairly thin and bake in moderate
Residents of Edgefield Cannot
Doubt What Has Been
In gratitude for complete relief
from aches and pains of bad backs,
from* distressing kidney ills, thou
sands have publicly recommended
Doan's kidney pills. Residents of
this vicinity who so testified years
ago, now say their cures were per
manent. This testimony doubly
proves thc worth of Doan's kidney
pills to Edgefield kidney sufferers.
R lt. Newsom, 219 Washington
street, Augusta, Ga., says: "I take
pleasure in confirming everything I
said in regard to Doan's kidney pills
in my former public statement,given
in 1903. I have not had occasion to
use this remedy but once since then.
About a month ago I felt a lame
ness in my back caused by over
lifting and I again began using
Doan's kidney pills. Theyremovd
the trouble at once and I have not
had a return attack. I cannot say
too much in praise of Doan's kid
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buf
falo, New York, sole agents for the
Remember the name-Doan's
and take r?o other
How to Apply Lime.
"Should lime be spread broadcast
and let remain' on top the land all
winter or spread just before plow
ing?" Neither. Lime should not
be left entirely on the surface, nor
should it be plowed in deeply. The
place to spread lime is just after
plowing the land, and then harrow
it in lightly. Lime sinks rapidly
into the soil, and we want it to af
fect the whole soil. Hence, we put
it on top and merely harrow it in.
- Piogressive Farmer.
e of corn in i
corn in Georg
corn in Geor?
f corn in Geor
; in "Williams
s For Gooi
ilizep Co., Chai
"The fussy Individual who always
ha? a run In with th 2 waiter never
fares any better than the rest of us
who are satisfied to take things a?
they come," said the homeless bach
elor. "I took breakfast with one of
these fussers the other morning in a
little cafe uptown that was new to
both of us.
"All he wanted was a cup of coffee
and a couple of boiled eggs. But you
might have thought the universe de
pended upon those eggs. After having
given the waiter minute instructions
as to their preparation, he sat with his
watch In his hands.
"Finally the eggs came, and there
was a lot more powwow. As he crack
ed the shell of one he turned to the
walter "?nd said, 'Are you sure these
eggs are positively fresh?'
"And thex walter, who had watery
eyes and a very red nose, replied with
all seriousness: 'I really can't say, sir.
I have a frightful cold in my head,' "
-New York Times.
A Queer Freak.
Milrean, who was said to have been
connected with some of the best fami
lies In France and to have possessed
considerable means until ruined by the
Panama can ni disaster, was one of the
best^rj^ds the beggars of Paris ever
had, andvto obtain funds for h'1 lug
them he became a systematic t* He
used to frequent the fashlonp * Jeers
uurlng the day and pick * .s, and
by night, dressed ih raf. . .othes, he
dispensed the spoils tc ..?* first beg
gars he met . For years he continued
the practice without being suspected,
and- it was by pure chance that he.
eventually did fall into the bands of
the police. When his lodgings were
searched sufficiently empty purses were
found to fill a large packing case, and
it was made clear that he had stolen
hundreds of watches and scarfplns,
while he had been pinching and con
triving to Uve a respectable man on a
few francs a week saved from the ruin
of his fortune.
Tho Literary Man.
When I get home whore I live at I
will remove my wile's :aew hat from
my desk and my daughter's socks and
my wee baby's building blocks, three
spools of thread, some tatting frames,
a box or two of cut oui: games, some
scissors and my wife's new waists, a
box of tacks and some tooth paste, a
cookbook and a sewing kit, some let
ters that my wife has writ, some apple
corea the kids put there, one or two
wads of handmade hair, a bottle of
shoe polish, too, a hairbrush and a
baby shoe, some stockings that are
worth a darn, a skein or two of darn
ing yarn, a picture book or two or
three, a picture babe has drawn for
me, a rubber ball, a piece of gum, some
picture postcards and a drum. I'll do
all that when I get home and then
write an immortal poem that will have
Swinburne double crossed-If all my
pencils are not lost-Houston Post
Wrooks and Cats and Dogs.
There ls an odd provision in the
EngliBh law on wrecks. It used to
be that wrecks, like pretty nearly ev
erything else, belonged to the king.
Sometimes, if a vessel were only part
ly wrecked and it could be raised, an
owner was averse to surrendering lt,
but lt was generally seized for the king
In accordance with the law until thej
question came up as to just what was
a wreck. It was generally admitted
that when all hands were lost that
was a wreck, but as they wanted to
get as narrow a definition as they
could they got parliament to establish
a law that In future nothing shall
be considered a wreck out of which a
cat or a dog escapes alive, and from
that -time until the present day no
vessel coasts about England without
carrying a cat or dog.
Banknotes appear in much the same
form throughout the world and have
always done so except In China, where
the earliest note was made of canvas,
some six centuries before the Christian
era. It was more like a tablecloth
than a banknote, its length being
about two meters, or six feet six inch
es. This form of note was not very
convenient when large sums were con
cerned, so luter the note was printed
on parchment, and all other forms of
monej' were suppressed. One emperor
issued notes representing more than
three thousand millions. But the mon
ey was never popular, and gradually
the notes were retired.
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i Results c
deston, S. C.
Tortured For 15 Years.
by a euro defying stomach troub
le that baffled doctors, and resisted
all remedies he tried, John W Mod
dlers, of Moddersville., Mich.,
seemed doomed. He had to sell his
farm 'and give up work. His neigh
bors said, he can't live much longer.
Whatever I ate distressed me, he
wrote, till I tried Electric Bitters,
which worked such wonders for me
that I can now eat things I could
not take for years. . Its surely a
grand remedy for stomach trouble.
Just as good for the liver and kid
neys. Every bottle guaranteed. Only
50c at Penn & Holstein, W ?
Lynch & Co.; B Timmons.
State of South Carolina,
Court of Common Pleas
A. W. Youngblood et. al.,-against
Mrs. May Y. Timmons, et. al.
Pursuant to the decree in this
cause I will offer for sale at public
outcry to the highest bidder, before
the Court House, town of Edgefield.
and State of South Carolina on sales
day in March 1911 (the same be
ing 6th day of said month) between
the legal hours of sale, the follow
ing described realty, to wit:
All of that tract or parcel of land
in Edgefield County, South Caroli
na, near the incorporate limits of j
the Town of Edgefield, and contain
ing fifty (50) acres, more or less,
and bounded on the north by lands
of W. F. Koath and W. B. Penn,
south by lands of W. W. Adams,
and west by the estate of E. J.
The land has been rented for the
year 1911, and the land will be sold
subject to the lease, but the pur
chaser shall be entitled to the rents
and profits for the year 1911 under
Terms cash and must be complied
with. Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. Roath,
Master E. C., S. C.
F,eb. 8, 1911.
?Statement of the condition of
Tp. BAflK OF EDGEFIEhD
located at Edgefield, S. C., at the close
of business Feb. 3rd, 1911. /
Resources, s "
Loans and Discounts $246,805 55
Overdrafts 2,313 04
Furniture and Fixtures 1,596 98
Banking House 4,073 95
Other Real Estate 434 85
Due from Banks and
Bankers 56,965 21
Currency 1,925 00
Gold 1,767 50
Silver and other Coin 195 75
Checks and Cash Items 291 48
Total $316,449 31
Capital Stock Paid in $57,400 00
Surplus Fund, 15,000 00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Paid 7,433 01
Individual Deposits subject
to Check 104,096 52
Time Certificates of Deposit 132,519 78
Total $316,449 31
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD,
Before me came E. J. MlMS, Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement i? a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
E. J. MlMS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this the 9th day of Feb. 1911.
W.B.Cogburn (L. S.) Not. Pub. S. C.
J. C. SHEPPARD,
B. E. NICHOLSON,
A. S. TOMPKINS,
Directors | j
a in 1909
7, S. 0. in 1909
y, S. 0. in 1909
y, S. 0. in 1910
S. C. in 1910
>n all Crops
Special Soda Sale
For Saturday, Feb. 18, 1911
We will have with us for that date only a repr
resentative of the Mathieson Alkali Works of
Saltville, Va., to-put on this great soda sale.
We will sell you six one pound packages of
"Eagle Thistle" soda for 25c and give you two
pound packages iree. . In other words eight
pounds good soda for 25c.
Money refunded by us if at any time soda
W. W. ADAMS & CO.
Advertiser Contest Department
February S, ?9U
EDGEFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA
Good for25 votes in piano contest if filled out and
sent in within 10 days from issue
Georgia Chemical Works, Augusta, Georgia
The famous brands, PATAPSCO, MASTADON,
and GEORGIA FORMULA. Also all kinds of Fish
Goods, Blood and bone goods, Cotton seed meal mix
tures, Acid phosphates, and Agricultural chemicals
of every sort. 35 years of successful results proves
the merit of these reliable fertilizers. It is no experi
ment to use them. They are sold at Edgefield by
The Edgefield Mercantile Company
We sell Orossett1
Shoes, Stetson hats
and clothing made
by the leading
us supply your
I St Mims