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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, ARIL 5,1911
Only Nine Days Until the cl
ants and Each is doing h
E. Lynch & Co., won by
Work f (
The Advertiser's great voting con"
test is sweeping the country like
wild fire. Never has such interest
been shown in a contest in this sec
tion of the country. Everybody is
interested and the short time inter
vening from now until the close of
the contest will be marked with
wild excitement among the contest
ants. It stands each one in hand to
do her best now,for now is the most
critical time of the contest and the
time you will have to work the
hardest if you win. Well we must
just say right here that you have
to get up early in the morning to
get ahead of Miss Weinona Mathis.
She has some strong competition,
and it takes the very best she can'
do to keep ahead but she seems to
have entered with a determination
to win. It is to her that Mr. Lynch
will have the pleasure of presenting
the beautiful chafing dish, and we
feel sure that this liberal offer made
by the well known firm of W. E.
Lynch & Cte., will be highly appre
ciated by the winner, as well as the
other contestants and all their
f riende,and we hope each one will re
member W. E. Lynch & Co. when
in town. Now we have been prais
ing the fine work Miss Mathis has
done, but we don't wish to leave the
impression that she is the only good
worker. Miss Addie Stevens is cer
tainly a live wire in this contest and
she will be hard to beat in the final
close of the contest. Mrs. C. A.
Parks, Miss Mary Emma Byrd,
Miss Mattie Emma Cheatham and
Miss Martha Dorn will run mighty
close for first prize. . In fact every
one is running so well that we can't
begin to form an idea of who will
win. All we can tell anyone is, look
out for the other one or she will
beat you. There are only three more
day s to work for the -25,000 free
votes. Let every one do her best
from now until Saturday night for
you certainly can't afford to fail to
win this big offer. Remember only
nine days until the close of the con
test. We have decided to make the j
double vote offer again, so double
votes will be allowed on all sub
scriptions from now until the close
of the contest. Nearly all of the
contestants were benefitted by the
last double vote offer.
American Music Co.,
Royal V. Bidez, Resident Mgr.
We invite you to call. We
5 GREAT VOTI?
lose. Wild Excitement Pre
er best to win the Piano. C
Miss Weinona Mathis. Onl;
)r the Twenty-five Thousam
Woman's Christian Temperance
Union Holds Meeting.
The monthly meeting of the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union
was heM at the home of Mrs. J. L.
Mims on Friday afternoon last. The
meeting was held in honor of the
retiring treasurer, Mrs. Manly Tim
raons and the new treasurer Mrs.
James E. Hart. Each ^uest brought
a contribution to the treasury. Mus
ic was provided by Miss Eliza Mims
and Mrs. John R. Tompkins. Mrs.
W. M. Allen, president of the Rich
mond county, Ga., Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union, was pres
ent, and made a most interesting
talk on the difficulties and encour
agements in the city of Auguste. A
i very cordial greeting was read by
Mrs. Allen from Mrs. Albert Ver
dery the president of Augusta W.
C. T. U. There are three unions
now in the city of Augusta and a
great deal of work is being done
which will become evident before
many years haye passed. At the
close of the program ice cream and
?cake was served. There were a
number of guests from other unions
and from the country present,
among them Mrs. Ida and Mrs.
Lena Stevens and Miss Ida Cog
burn from Meeting Street, Mrs. W.
T. and W. E. Prescott from Red
Hill union and Miss Leila McCreary
and Miss Prescott from Prescott's.
Tomatoes are the favorite vegeta
ble with most gardeners. When it is
considered what easy plants they
are to raise and how well it pays,
this may easily be accounted for. I:Q
planting tomatoes a sandy loam,
wann and rich, is best. They should,
be planted out of doors in the spring
in rows about four feet apart. Al
though tomatoes require a great
deal of water in the course of their
development they should be supplied
very sparingly at first when the
plants are newly set out. Before the
vines attain a good height, the
ground should be kept well broken
around the vines and should be cul
tivated later several times. Stout
frames, as small as possible, should
be erected for each plant before it
gets its growth.-Exchange.
Have your Umbrella re-covered
by F. G. MERTINS, Augusta,
Ga., 854 Broad.
can please you quality, style
SS TO A CLOSE
vails Among the Contest
!hafing Dish Given by W.
jr three more days to
As was stated in these columns
several days ago, the constitution
commands that 'officers shall be re
moved from office for "incapacity,
misconduct, or neglect of duty."
The governor's action in reference
to the supreme court would proba
bly come under the head of both
"misconduct" and "neglect of du
ty." Hence it is incumbent upon the
members of the legislature to begin
questioning their own minds upon
the justice and feasibility of im
The governor alone can call an
extra session of the legislature, and
as he is not likely to call one for the
purpose of having himself impeach
ed, nothing can be done until the
next session of the general assembly.
There is time to consider the matter
in all its bearings, and be in
position at that time to decide
without delay what should
be done. It is the duty . of
the general assembly to uphold thc
constitution. On them alone this
question rests, and they are respon
sible to the citizens of the entire
state for the manner in which they
decide it.-Greenville News.
Brazilian Cotton Crop.
About 65 per cent of the entire
cotton crop of Brazil is grown with
in this consular district and market
ed in Pernambuco and the other
near but smaller coast cities.
There were delivered here 88,540
bales up to November 30, ]
excess of the amount deliv?
ing the same time the prtv
son of 33,622. It is reported
quantity of the cotton prod
this section this!season will
in excess and the quality i
perior to that of last season
sequence of more favorable
conditions, an increase in acreage,
and more improved methods of cul
The Brazilian yield of cotton dur
ing recent crop years has been as
follows: 1905-6 531,000 bales;
]906-7, 503,000 bales; 1U07-.9, 341,
000 bales; 1908-9, 219,000 bales.
From Counsul P. Merrill Griffith,
Death of J. H. Tillman.
The following dispatch from
Asheville which the daily papers
contained Sunday morning was the
first information received annouvic
ing the death of Col. Tillman:
'With only his physician and a
young nephew with him at the end,
Col. James H. Tillman, at one time
lieutenant governor of South Caro
lina, died here tonight at 9:45
o'olock. The end came very sud
denly. He had been here for his
health for the past six months, and
of late had improved. A few days
ago he became worse. Late this af
ternoon he became very weak and
suffered a collapse, the end follow
ing almost immediately. For many
years Colonel Tillman was one of
the political leaders in South Caro
lina. He was a nephew of United
States Senator Benjamin R. Till
"In 1903, following editorial crit
icisms in the Columbia State, he
shot and killed on the streets of
Columbia the editor of that paper,
N. G. Gonzales. A jury later ac
quitted him of the charge of mur
Col. Tillman was the eldest son
of the lamented Col. George D.
Tillman, and was for a short time
prominent in the political affairs of
South Carolina, having served as
lieutenant governor for one term.
He was defeated in his candidacy
for governor in 1902, the Hon. D.
C. Heyward being elected.
When the war broke out between
the United States and Spain, James
H. Tillman, who at the time was
engaged in the practice of law at
Edgefield, was appointed lieutenant
colonel of the first regiment and
became colonel upon the death of
Besides two sifters and one broth
er, Col. Tillman is survived by his
wife and one daughter.
The burial took place at Clark's
Hill Monday evening at 0 o'clock.
"He's a star after-dinner speaker,
"A star? He's a moon.
"The fuller the brighter.-Tole
WATERING LIVE STOCK.
Expert Who Hu Traveled Over
The State Writes of ?
What He Has
Mr. T. F. Jackson, the stock
raising expert oft tibe South Caroli
na Cotton Seed Crushers' associa
tion, said Thursday that he found in
traveling over tb> State quite re
markable diversity in practice as to
the care and watering: of live stock
'Tn my travels over the State,"
he said, I find, as a rule, enough
attention is certainly not given to
the care and comfo?t of stock.
"Water is a necessity for the di
gestion of all solid foods. It aids
in the as8imilatiorivo? feeds. There
can not be for atty considerable
length of time a healthful elimina
tion of una88irailatoi| or undigested
foods from the digestive tract un
less the animal has enough water to
make the food soft enough to pass
through and out of the animal. As
a large portion of the feeds used in
this section is grain :Or some food
that carries only ten&or twelvfe per
cent of water, the. .'.Ij&ste materials
are naturally dry, at? constipation
is the result, and if auch condition
is not relieved and becomes abnor
mal to a high degree, .'nature comes
to the relief of the animal and
draws from the normal amount of
fluid in the body. Careful feeders
often notice that scours follow
many cases of constipation. The
normal amount of water in a fat an
imal is about half its live weight.
If a constipated condition has con
tinued long enough toset up a fe
verish condition the reserve water
in the animal's bod^yis turned imo
the digestive track to aid in elimi
nating the solids. This using of
the body causes shrinkage of the
flesh of the body where the water
was stored for em*?*w?'"' "Ti
unaer neavy leedmg on any kind of
strong or dry foods should have
enough good water taken into the
stomach to keep the process of di
gestion in normal condition.
''Digestion of food does not be
gin until the dry hard feed begins
to be softened by saliva or other
fluids found in the body of the nor
mal animal, or by the help of the
water the animal craves apd will
take when needed where a supply of
good water is available. As a rule
feeders do not appreciate the value
of pure water always being ready to
meet the wants of the animal that is
being fed on dry feed.
"When the animal has access to
green grasses and succulent feeds it
will not only eat of these after hav
ing a full feed of grain to supply
the shortage of the supply of water,
but the extra use of succulent grass
will help to balance the ration, so
far as protein is lacking, for green
grass carries from 80 to 90 per
cent of water, and is rich in pro
tein, and has some mineral matter
"We have often heard feeders
say that if we give an animal too
much water, or give water soon af
ter feeding, that the food is washed
out of the animal's stomach before
it is digested, and, therefore, does
no good. YV~e know that neither
hunger nor thirst is conducive to
health and thrift. We all seem to
think that we should give all the
feed that the animal will eat up
clean several times a day. If we
fail to give the feed regularly and
geuerous'y we do not look for the
highest gains. Any one who as
sumes that water, which makes up
more than half of the weight of a
fat animal, is of less importance
than a dry feed in the fattening
process, where there is constant
danger of hindering the digestive
process because of slow elimination
of the excess of undigested matter,
presumes that nature can not be
trusted even in the use of water.
Any animal will give good returns
for all the pure water it wants to
drink. Most doctors insist on most
people drinking all the water they
can. It is proyerbial that free drink
ers of water are less troubled with
liver, kidney and stomach derange
ments than those who eat heartily
and drink little water.
Water for Hogs.
"I know of more than one suc
cessful hog-raiser whose success is
attributed in a large measure to the
fact that they have full benefit of a
clear, pure running stream.for their
'There is always a certain amount
of waste of feed in the process of
digestion where we feed animals
MAD RECORD FLIGHT.
Aviator Coffin Made Flight
From Augusta to Aiken
Accompanied by His
The following dispatch sent out
from Aiken Friday rather indicates
that the Wright biplane will yet be
turned to practical and profitable
"A record flight was made this
morning by Aviator Coffin, in his
Wright biplane, which was the
longest cross-country flight ever
made in the United States, with a
lady as passenger. He, accompanied
by Mrs. Coffin, left Augusta this
morning at about 20 minutes to 8
and made the trip, about 36 miles,
in 40 minutes, which is quicker time
than he has yet made. The total
distance is but about 24 miles by
air, .but the wind was blowing so
fierce that it veered the machine
away from its course, and Mr.
Coffin was compelled to go several
miles out of his way after he had
arrived here. Instead of arriving ?X
the polo grounds, as he intended
doing, he found himself a good dis
tance beyond the freight depot, and
turning around he made for the
polo field, arriving there safely.
' The trip was made safely, and
it shows the confidence Mr. Coffin
has in the Wright biplane, when he
would risk carrying his wife such a
long distance, especially when the
wind was as high as it was, it being
stronger this morning than it i has
ever been when he made a flgbt;
but he was anxious to get to Aiken,
and taking the first opportunity he
left his camp at Augusta.
"Mr. and Mrs. Coffin state that
the trip was all that could be desired,
even if it was dangerous, as it being
Mrs. Coffin's first cross-country
flight she was highly elated over
surprise to the church and it was
Dr. Bell has been called by the
Baptist church at Lumpkin, Ga.,
and he will move there this week.
The Vindicator deeply regrets
the departure of Dr. Bell. He is a
cultured gentleman and a consecra
ted minister of the gospel- He is
not satisfied with merely drawing
his salary, but wishes to do some
good in the Master's vineyard. The
departure of Dr. Bell is a real ca
lamity to Greenville. 'Tis a bless
ing to any community to have such
a follower of the ''Lowly Naza
rene," as this good man, a member
of it, and a distinct loss to lose one
the like of him.
Greenville regrets to give up Dr.
Bell. Ile is an able and earnest
preacher. His sermons are charac
terized by a rare depth of thought
We heartily commend the doctor
to the gcod people of Lumpkin. His
presence there will prove a benedic
tion to that city.
Our best love and best wishes
will go with Dr. Bell wherever he
may cast his lot.-Meriwether (Ga.)
"Edith, do you say your prayers
every morning?" asked the Sunday
"No, teacher, I don't pray every
morning, but my mama does," said
"And what'prayer does your good
mama say?" asked the teacher.
"She says: Oh, Lord, i how I hate
to get up."
A Present For Ma.
Happened in Missouri: Father
and son were talking about Ma's ap
proaching birthday. "We ought to
get her something, Pa, for she work
ed hard all summer, doing^the chores,
cutting stove wood and tending the
chickens; but, to save my life, I can't
think of anything to get her," said
the son. "That's right. We ought to
get her something. Suppose we get
her a new ax," said thoughtful Pa.
more than necessary for support.
The more we feed above this
amount the more the animal passes
unassimilated. While the feeder
may consider all of this an actual
waste nature cares so much for the
health that she sees that the animal
craves water as a means to help it
to throw off unused feeds with reg
ularity. It is certainly unwise to
fail to furnish an animal with pure
water at its will, and will bring dis
orders sooner or later and make a
loss in the end."
Johnston Ladies Came to Hear
, Mrs. Kohn. Prize List Being
Arranged. Mrs. Black
The invitation from theEdgefield
chapter, D. of C. to the officers of
the Mary Ann Buie chapter, to be
present at their next meeting: when
Mrs. August Kohn would address
them, was heartily accepted and the
following attended: Mrs. J. H.
White, president; Mrs. M. T. Tur
ner, vice-president; Miss Zena
Payne, recording secretary; Mrs. E.
H. Beckham to represent Miss Clara
Sawyer, corresponding secretary;
Mrs. Wm. Lee Coleman, treasurer;
Mrs. Peter Eppes, historian; Mrs.
John Wright to represent Mrs. An
nie G. Harrison, as registrar; Mrs.
C. D. Kenny, auditor, and Mrs. W.
S. Dorset to represent Mrs. George
The classification of the flowers
for the flower show which will be
held here this fall is being arranged,
and will appear at an early date,
with the premiums offered. The
classification is a very wide one and
all prowers of flowers are invited to
enter their names in the contest.
Wade Hampton's birthday was
celebrated here by the D. of C. on
Tuesday afternoon, the 23th, and a
very interesting program ? was ar
range.!. The eelebration was held at
the home of Mrs. Pater Eppes, his
torian of the chapter, and there was
a frill attendance. The program was
"Tenting on the old camp ground"
D. of C.
Sketches from the life of Hamp
ton, Miss Edith Coleman.
Reading, Wade Hampton, Miss
Piano solo, Miss Hallie White.
Reading, "An early call" Miss
Winton Lon. *
White, Miss White.
At the conclusion, a social half
hour was spent with the hostess.
Frozen cream with cake, in which
the red and white of the Confedera
cy were prettily blended was served.
Souvenirs of the occasion were
dainty pictures of Hampton's home
with the likeness of the honered old
hero in the foreground.
Mrs. Kate Crouch is at home
from a month's stay in Leesville
with her niece Mrs. Walter Hen
The remains of Mrs. Rachel Sim
mons, who died on last Sunday
evening|March 26th, at the nome of
her daughter, Mrs. Harling, in
Spartanburg, reached here on Tues
day morning, and was carried to
Bethlehem burying ground and
placed beside her husband, who pre
ceded her to the grave several
years ago. Before moving to Spar
tanburg, about two years ago, Mrs.
Simmons lived in the Rocky Creek
section, and reared a large family
of children, 10 in number, all grown
to maturity. Mr. Manning Simmons,
of this place is her eldest son, and
deep sympathy is felt for him, as
only a few weeks ago, his wife was
Mr. G. P. Holt, of Darlington,
has accepted a position with the
Asbill drug store.
Protracted services are being held
this week at the Lutheran church,
and Rev. Monroe is assisted by Rev.
The collections on Sunday morn
ing, of the Baptist Sunday school
and at service, were announced the
Sunday previous to be for foreign
missions, and the class collections
were $40.48, and at service, some
thing over *200.00.
Mrs. Eleanor Ivy returned on
Thursday from a month's stay in
Atlanta with her son, Mr. Hugh
Mrs. Oaear Daniels Black enter
tained on Friday afternoon in com
pliment to Mrs. William Allen, a
charming young bride. The after
noon was balmy and spring like and
about 35 friends called during the
afteenoon. The guests were greeted
at the door by Miss Zena Payne,
and were ushered into the parlor
by Mrs. M. T. Turner where the
receiving party stood. In the hall
way, Misses Bessie Ford and
F ranees Turner served punch from
a flower laden corner, and, in
thc dining room, a salad course was
served followed with whipped
cream and coffee. During the time,
sweet music was listened to.
Mrs. B. L. Allen will go to
Greenville and Laurens during this
week to visit relatives.
Mr. Sheppard Jones, of Ridge,
DR. BELL REPLIES.
Watson's Ability Conceded.
Foreign Missions Defended.
Scripture Quoted to
Sustain His Position.
Editor The Advertiser: Replying
to Mr. G. D. Mims in your last is
sue, I want to say, that I reciprocate
his kindly references, and shall en
deavor to make answers in the same
spirit, and pass over the assertion
that * I am in the dark along the
line of teachings of that distinguish
ed Southerner Hon. Thos. E. Wat
But really isn't Mr. Watson able
to take care of himself? Is it the de
sire of Bro. Mims to defend Wat
son, or is it a backhanded attack
upon our missionary enterprise? or
is it really a scheme of Bro. Mims
to advertise the Jeffersonian of
which joint stock company, he is a
Dr. C. E. Burts once said in our
town, that it was a reflection upon
a man's intelligence to say he was
opposed to foreign missions. Mr.
Watson believes in geing as the
disciples did in the beginning of the
kingdom, without script at their
own expense. Of course, our skin
flint Baptists, Methodists, Presbyte
rians and Episcopalian anti-mission
aries could find no objection to that
but the apostle says: "They that
preach the gospel must live of (not
on) the gospel." These anti-foreign
missionaries prate, as Mr. Mims
does, about the destitution at our
own feet, but pray tell me how
much they are doing to help the or
phanages, and the destitute in the
home field. My experience has been,
that these fellows, who object to the
foreign work are doing nothing for
the home work. "
Mr. Mims makes'a hit at our good
women, and missionary folks in
is coming any way, without them
and has been coming for 2000 years
in spite of the kickers.Of course the
Lord would like for them to appre
ciate the high honor of being a co
worker with him in the extension
of the Master's kingdom, but if
they stiffen their necks, and refuse,
the kingdom is coming anyway.
The Lord doesn't need them, but
they need the Lord.
Mr. Mims speaks lightly of our
foreign missionaries living in nice
houses and having some of the luxu-r
ries of life, but why should he or
his idol object? It does not cost any
thing, moreover, some of the mean
est men in the world, "devils incar
nate" live in nice houses, and why
deny these good men, such as John
Lake, who have ?left home, friends
and kindred, not being even permit
ted to attend the burial of his own
father and mother, some of the com
forts. Why begrudge them this Bro.
Mims? Do you want all this money
to go to enrich Tom Watson and
your joint stock company the Jeffer
sonian? Why of course not, you are
only joking to get in a little adver
tising for the Jeff are you not?
I agree with you, Bro. Mims, that
Bro. Watson is a very brilliant,
though erratic man, and mark my
prediction, unless he takes advice
and treatment in less than ten years
he will be in the hospital for the
insane at Milledgeville.
If I wanted advice about mechan
ics I should go to Bro. Mims, or
law, I would go to Tom Watson,
but I prefer, when I want advice
about missions, to go to a higher
authority than either, the Holy Bi
ble, which says: "Go ye into all the
world, and preach the gospel to
every creature" (Mr. Watson would
exclude the Chinese and possibly
the negro) baptizing them in the
name of the Father, Son and Holy
Ghost. D. A. J. Bell.
spent Sunday here with friends.
Misses Orlena Cartledge and Pe
tula LaGrone have returned to Con
verse college after a week's stay at
their homes here.
Mr. John M. Atkinson, of Ches
ter, was here during last week.
Mr. John W. Payne, of Laurens,
visited relatives here recently.
Mr. ana Mrs. Preston J. Ivy, of
Edmunds, are here for a visit to
Miss Edith Coleman has gone to
Sumter for a short visit.
Mr. Clarence Langston, of Lau
rens is spending awhile here.
Mr. David Strother, of Chappells,
'spent last week here with his
I mother, Mrs. Anna Strother.