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VOL. 75. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22,1911 NO. 46
A PLEASANT VISIT.
reach Orchards Varied and
Beautiful Scenery. Prodigal
Hospitality. New Made
An enthusiastically accepted in
itation found the writer among the
eautiful and picturesque hills of
Meriwether and Clark's Hill on
?Thursday afternoon last. One of the
barty remarked that the name was
pot a correct one, in that,hill ought
ot be used in the singular number,
lind that it should be Clark's Hills,
f great altitudes and hilly regions
re truly productive of nobility ol'
?praeter, the men and women of
nis section of our county should
ower like giants above the ordinary
?ortal. On the tops of these giant
ills and in the valleys are nestled
ie homes of many of the great and
ood of our county. Peach orchards
hich spread out before one as far
i the eye can reach, making beau
ful the once barren or wooded hill,
des, with their masses of pink
oom,make a scene of enchantment
d beauty. The largest peach or
ard at Clark's Hill containing
ousands of trees is in connection
th the home of Mrs. Eugenia
ddleton. Mrs. Middleton . has
I at Clark's Hill many years,
is loved and honored for her
dly disposition and many unusual
ributes of character. She has
red upon the soil and in the salu
atnxosphere of Clark's Hill
le sons and daughters who are
among the greatest assets of
great section of our beloved
drive with the pleasant
of companions from our tem
ry he rae while a guest at Clark's
took us to the station of Meri
er, where we rounded hills of
magn'tude that we could hard
believe we were not summer
ts at Toxaway. These roads are
perfectly graded and are very
re8que. On the summit of one
s the new and tasteful home of
and Mrs. W. S. Middleton, and
roximity to it as far as eye can
are the peach orchards, or or
j for all these thousands of
are on one tract of land, and
tree cared for ?
t ia s gftivlcu.-3
ss could be seen
ld reach, only the
and every fowl
ed to be the \
orts of vegetr
?es are another
ut we are only -" .
of the glory of Clark's Hill
n we speak of the soil and its
lucts and the material wealth of
section, for is there not other
?s besides the material? One of
irst marks of progress, and the
encouraging one, is the inter
education which characterizes
immunity. As we passed the
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also as ?
CLARKE HILL NEWS.
Meeting of the W. C. T. U. Mr?.
Markert and Miss Lathan
Make Narrow Escape.
The W. C. T. U. of Clark's Hill
met on Friday afternoon, Mrs. J. L.
Miras was with us, and conducted a
"Mother's Meeting." She spoke
beautifully and touchingly of the
duties of motherhood, and, a very
rare attribute in a speaker, she was
exceedingly practical in her sugges
tions. In our ?hands lay the train
ing of these little lives, to make
them fit for the master that he
might say to them at .the end "en
ter into the joy of your Lord," not
the dreaded word, "depart." She
dwelt on the use of narcotics, and
alcoholic beverages impressing on
us that the baneful influence of their
use began with the physical ruin of
the child and ended with its utter
moral and spiritual degradation.
Would that we might treasure all
that she said in our beerts, and be
guided thereby in the daily training
of our children.
Little by little character is formed
and the child that is given into our
hands to mold is like the block of
marble which stands before the
sculptor, who holds in his hand, his
mallet and chisel; what will he
make of it, a th in rr of beauty, or
will it be so badty marred that it
will have to be cast aside as worth
We do thank Mrs. Mi ms so much
for coming. Her very presence is
like a ray of sunshine, and those
who have had the pleasure of know
ing her in her home can testify that
her words are no bagatelle, but as
she lives, so she speaks. We had a
very pretty little ceremony at the
close of the meeting. Three baby re
cruits were taken up to Mrs. Mims,
and had the white ribbon tied on
their wrist, their mothers pledging
to foster in them purity of life.
Quite a nice crowd of ladies were
out. Mrs. Markert and Miss Lathan
from "the fork" were among those
present, and Mrs. Markert was add
ed to our list of merabei s. Mn*. G.
0. Whatley also '?innd.
.Mrs. J. L. Mi
ect use of the Span
ish tongue: ?he talked a little bit
in that language for us-none of us
knew one word of it but we all
looked wise, and when she gave us
the cue to laugh, did so, most heart
ily and enjoyably.
Mis. Market and Miss Lathan
spent the night with Mrs. H. E.
Bunch. They had a most unpleas
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nday is i
urtain rises next Mc
.ring Fashion Displa
lave been as busy a
arranging the deta
nd it is with much p
this formal invitatio
ch and exclusive cr(
i inducement to hav
cent Spring Display
i means of finding <
jement, we will
REFUND YOUR ]
and return, provided you brin
ises amount to $27. Fares rei
tment has Special bargains foro
ment J. B. WE
Woodmen Delegates Have Re
turned. Mr. Edmuds Pro
moted. Family Reunion.
. It beats the duce how the folks
will weep, as you lie in your coffin
so fast asleep, and sing: of your
goodness in countless ways, while
the parson preaches and talks and
prays.'Tis queer how the public will
eulogize, and land you up to the
vaulted skies, when the undertaker
has called yon bluff, and squirted
you full of embalming stuff. But
when you walked on the earth, I
swear, you were nothing more than
a plodder there, and you'd have
fainted, or dropped down dead, at
any praise the public said. It's only
when you're a lifeless still, that the
heartless public will note to diff.
How true are these words of the
poet philosopher. There are num
bers of men ?nd wonlen giving their
lives for the public good whose al
truism is scarcely recognized by
their fellows,and yet if they were to
die, such a funeral. Why not give
these good men and women a few
bouquets while living and place less
upon their graves when they "go
Messrs. R. N. Edmunds, C. Rob
ertsonfand Dan Bell returned safe
ly Thursday from Columbia where
they had been several days in at
tendance upon the Head Camp con
vention W. 0. W. They are de
lighted with Columbia and report a
Mr. Edmunds was honored by
being re-elected, "as a Head Camp
officer higher than t .e oae he pre
Mr. Garrett preached a most ex
cellent sermon yesterday at the Bap
tist church from the words: "They
feared the Lord, but worshipped
their own gods."
In the Sunday school a-motion
was made, that the superintendent
appoint a committee to solicit funds
for China's starving millions, where
upon Mr. Bushey appointed Miss
Marie Blackwell, the beautiful
young daughter of Dr. W. G.
call Modie ma, spent two or turee
days with friends in Parksville last
week. We are always delighted to
have Modie ma to visit us.
Friday last was a happy day at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Parks,all their children being with
them in a family reunion.
We are sorry to state Mrs. Geo.
Crawford of Modoc is suffering in
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>nday on the most
y ever planned by 1
s beavers for the i
ils of this wondeyi
ride and pleasure
>n to all to come anc
cations and novelty
I for the spring trac
e you come and
without extra expe
out the real value
g this advertisement with yt
Funded one way on purchases
UTE & CO.,
Student of Colliers School Wins
First Honor in Contest. Evils <
of Cigarette Smoking
The following essay recei^P^fcj
award of $5.00, being the best wr??
ten on the "Effects of Cigarettes on
the Nervous System." The writer
is a student in Collier's school, Miss
Juddie Fanning, teacher the name
has not yet been sent in. As soon
as the name is known, the prize will
be awarded :
Tobacco, particularly when first ?
used, produces dizziness, faintness,
and nausea. If the nausea cor
ues, the pul.se becomes weaker,
fainting occurs, and sometimes i
vulsions are caused. When por
tions of the hand, or arm, or any
part of the body from which the I
skin has been removed, by a br
or otherwise, has been Couched hy j
powdered tobacco, or tobaco-.i
several cases ofpoisoning haven
ed, and sometimes loss of life.
Young people, or those wh
full growth has not been rear
should never use tobacco,
especially injurious to their pi
development. It is injurious
to body and the mind. iS??j
is smoked the nicotine accui.
in the stub, or the end held
the teeth. That is one reasi
some men throw away the?
half smoked. They do nc
them after they become so
Those who smoke pipes ar
liable to smoke tobacco t!j|
been adulterated or made of
Cigarettes are more harmfal t
any other form in which tobac
used. It has been proved agaiy
again that ver y injurious substances
are put into them. Cigarettes
the worst things that are 8old,;jftn
der the name of tobacco.
The effect of tobacco upon di;
tion is especially harmful. Ir
bacco chewing there is a great
of saliva, as there is in gum-ci
ing. In addition to the was!
saliva, the other juices are wast
because they seem to be in const
expectancy of the arrival of
*hnv nra readv to receive
someuiucD ?..~ -
Tobacco causes the heart tc beat
more rapidly than it is natural for
it to do. As this rapid beating is
not caused by breathing pure air,
by natural exercise, or by the in
creased supply of nourishment, it is
a positive injury to the heart. To
bacco gives the heart more work to
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I see the
?S, to be
)u, and that
Rev. Marshall A. Hudson Gave
Lecture on Last Wednesday
Evening. Death of Mrs.
Lena R. Lewis.
L Mrs. Lena R. Lewis, a former
?FWdent of this place, died at Mil
't?dgeville, Ga., after a few weeks
illness, and the body was brought
here on Friday afternoon, and was
l:placed to rest in Mt. of Olives cem
etery, beside her husband, Mr.
?ames Lewis, who preceded her to
the grave about 16 years ago. The
remains were accompanied by her
two sons, Dr. Barnett Lewis and
Mr. Frank Lewis. For about 20
years Mrs. Lewis made her home
here, until about 4 years ago she de
cided to make her home elsewhere.
She was loved by all, ""and was al
?ways t kind and sympathetic friend
jpnd her death is greatly deplored.
. Miss Petula LaGrone, of Con
verse college arrived this week to
spend the week's' vacation, which is
the custom of the college, to give at
this time of the year.
Messrs. Ben and James Stevens
of Augusta, were here this week en
route to Meeting Street to spend a
few days with their mother, Mrs.
Mrs. Susie Mobley Latimer will
leave at an early date for Atlanta .
to visit her son. Dr. Hugh Latimer,
and from there she will go to Syra- ?
cuse, N. Y., to be present at the
graduation of her son, Rev. Leon
Miss Kathleen Hart is in Bates
burg visiting her sister,Mrs. Kneece
Miss Dessie Dean entertained a
number of her friends on last Fri
day evening with a social. j
Miss Thoora Fleming of Gains- !
ville, Fla., is the guest of her sister, 1
Mrs. John Marsh.
Mrs. P. B. Waters is spending '
this week with her daughter, Miss 1
Annie Waters in Augusta.
Mrs. P. P. Bethea of Branchville, ''
has been the guest of Mrs. J. H. (
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn and 1
Mrs. Mamie Tillman were here on 1
Wednesday eveningand attended the J
lecture by Rev. Marsh?ll A. Hudson 1
of New York. 5
A. Hudson, of 1
OOO. He has given up his business i
life and is devoting his whole en- 1
ergy to this work- For the past 6 1
years he has been going about and 1
is now making a tour of the South- i
Mrs. Eleanor Ivy has gone to
Atlanta for a visit to her son, Mr.
Misses Nell Wright and Kate
Bushardt of Wards, were visitors
here this week.
Mesdames Willie Tompkins and
F. S. Jefferson spent last week at
Meeting Street with their sister,
Mrs. J. K. Allen.
Misses Clara and Gladys Sawyer
spent the week end at A iken with
Mrs. Horace Wright has returned
to Georgetown after a month's stay
-The missionary rally which was
held with the Ward Baptist church
on last Saturday was well attended
and a large delegation went from
the W. M. society of this place.
The attraction given by the lyce
um on Tuesday evening was the
be3t yet, and the sweet music of the
Organ chimes was a feast to music
lovers. In fact each number of the
program as given by the quartette
was greatly enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. William Allen Mob
ley were guests of honor at a dining
given by Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lott,
of Edgefield, one day of last week.
Misses Lucile Mobley and Zena
Payne were also guests.
Mrs. Ona D. Kneece, who has
been spending awhile here with her
father Capt. T. R. Denny, has gone
to Atlanta, where she has accepted
a position. \
"What you want to do is to have
that mud hole in the road fixed,"
said the visitor.
"That goes to show," replied far
mer Corntossell, "how little you re
formers understand local conditions.
I've purty nigh paid off the mort
gage with the money I made hanlin'
automobiles out o' that mud hole."
Little Willie-I want to ask a
Teachei-What is it, Willie?
Little Willie-Are the Sandwich
Island hara or beef?
Only Three Weeks and Th]
Lynch & Co. enters Cont
Chafing Dish to the Coi
est Nutnb?r of Subsc
22nd to April 1st.
Allowed This 1
Now contestants, the time has
come for you to exert every effort,
as it is only three weeks and three
days until the close of the contest.
Just think of it, the time will soon
be gone and these beautiful prizes
will bc awarded to some one and
just think of the joy their success
will give them. The contestants
are all running mighty close and it
will take over active work to
win, but the prizes offered are cer
tainly worth working for. When J
the contest started you had three
long months before you and yet all
of you started in with a determina
tion to win and you are all making
a splendid race. In fact you are all
running so close that you can't
afford to lose a moment of time
from novr until the close of the
contest. It is true that you have
worked hard. If you had the cour
age to work hard when you had
three months before you, it will
surely be easy for you to double
your efforts when the contest is so
near a close. Remember that it is
only by trying 'hat we succeed.
Our experience in the contest bus
iness has taught us that the closing
of the contest is the hardest trial on
contestents. There is always ?ome
industrious contestant who realizes
the situation and makes the very
best use of the short time in which
she has to work and as a result she
wins the prize. Now we are giving
ill this warning in orcler that each
:>ne may realize the value of time
md make the best of it. In so
many cases some contestant looks at
the standing when the contest is
aver and says: "Just to think, she
aas just a.few more votes than I,
ind by a little extra effort I could
bave won." Po not let this be.the
??on ot. loast, be able to say, "I did
it this time wucu ?uv,,-. . _
turn them away and discourage
them by saying no, when perhaps
they have driven a mile or more to
see you. Don't have to reproach
yourself by saying, "she would
have won if I had only given her
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
Program of Missionary Insti
Purpose and Hope of the Insti
tute-Mrs. I. W. Wingo.
Fifty Years of Woman's Work
for Foreign Missions-Mrs. A. L.
The Bible and Prayer in Life of
the Society-Mrs. C. E. Watson.
Organization and Aims of the
Sunbeam B ind-Mrs. W. J. Hatch
Some problems of Society Work
and how to solve them-Mrs. C. E.
Some Necessary Factors of suc
cessful Society Work-Mrs. I. W.
The Mission Study Class-Mrs.
A. L. Cruchfield.
Band and R. A. Leaders with
Mrs. Hatcher, who will demonstrate
her methods of work, and outline a
Junior Mission Study.
Delegates from W. M. Societies
and Y. W- A. with Mrs. Crutch
field, who will give an outline of
the Mission Study.
JAWING TO A CLOSE
ree Days to Work. W. E.
est Dy giving Handsome
ntestant Securing Larg
riptions from March
Double Votes are
'ime. Get Busy.
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 sec iring sub
scriptions, either prepaid or re
newals, or by cutting the nomina
tion coupon or free voting blank
out of the paper.
Rule (5) Ne employee of The
Advertiser or a member of his or
her family will be permitted to par
j ticipate either as a nominator or vo
ter in the contest.
Rule (6) Candidates 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
coupon, entitling each contestant to
one thousand (lOOO) votes, will be
Rule (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
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
Scale of Votes.
1 year 2,000 Votes.
2 " '5,000 "
3 " 8,000 " .
4 " 11,000 "
5 " 15,000 "
Renewal and Collections.
Organization and Aims of Order
of Royal Ambassadors-Mrs. "NV.
Our services through Gifts-Mrs.
L W. Wingo.
Our Service through Personal
Effort-Mrs. C. E. Watson.
"The Conservation of our Ener
It is an exalted position a man is
called to occupy when he is chosen
a juror. If we have our laws prop
erly executed it is the juror who
must do it. If our laws are not en
forced it is because our juiors are
not awake to the high responsibility
that rests upon them. If our jnrors
be men of integrity, men who value
the oath taken, men who honestly
desire that justice be done, the lib
erties of our people are safe. There
will be more and more respect for
law and, consequently, more strict
obedience to law. The jury is about
the whole show. This being so, it is
evident that the men whocompose
it be men above reproacfifl&J|LTnion
"What do you charge for your
"Five dollars up."
"But I'm a student-"
"Then it's $5 down."-Cornell