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Oldest Newspaper In South Carolina.
In Company With Wm. L. Smith
D. D., S. J. Porter, D. D.
and Others. Glimpse at
oin* Mission Fields.
By REV. T. H. GARRETT.
Crossing: the Rio Grande river at I
Elraso, Texas, let ns look in on
Merico. About 16,000,000 people
liv? in Mexico, one-fourth of whom
are Indians, or pure Mexicans, rep
resenting the tribes found here by
Cortez. The other three-fourths
are a mixed race. Among the for
eigners are found French, Geimans,
English and Americans, the latter)
. Roman Catholocism was brought j
* into this country bj' the Spaniards
at the time of the conquest and isl
still the religion of the majority of j
the people. Naturally, the customs,
civil and social, have been molded
by the religion of the people-the j
priest and the church being the cen
ter of everything. The Lord's day ?
is holiday instead of a holy day, a
day of revelry, of bull tights, the
atres and army maneuvers. State |
and federal elections are held on
Rev. James Hickery was the first
to begin mission work on the north
ern frontier, and the firstf Baptist
church of Monterey, which was or
ganized by him, is the oldest church
in the republic. Southern Baptists j
began mission work in Mexico in
1888, and now have 92 churches,
which reported 309 baptisms dur
ing the past year, making a total
membership of 2,063. There are
53 Sunday school? with l'606 schol
ars. There are 33 missionaries and
forty native helpers. In South Mex
ico, there are two medical mission
aries, who treated 2,047 patients)
during the year. As a result of the |
work large numbers of the Mexicans
have become Christians; many boys
aud girls have been taught in the
schools, and the work lias been car
ried from the Texas border to the
America is a country larger than
the United States, called Brazil. It
chief products are coffee, sugar, rub
ber, nuts, spices, with a great varie
ty of tropical fruits. It also abounds
in gold, silver, iron, coal and pre
cious stones. Brazil has a popn?a
tion of about twenty millions. They
speak the Portugese language.
The religion of Brazil is Roman
Catholic and pagan; and in many
respects the religious condition of
the people is worse than in heathen
countries. In 1881 Mr. and Mrs
W. B. Bagby of Texas arrived
Br "il, as the first missionaries sent
out . ? Southern Baptists. There
are now 116 churches, which re
ported last year 1,474 baptisms
with a total membership of 8,002
These native churches, with the
missionaries, contributed last year
$42,688 toward the support of the
work. "The Brazilian is i;ot one of
the loaves and fishes kind. He be
lieves in self-sacrifice.'' The work
in Brazil has been very successful
Many converts are baptized every
year; a number of the churches are
.2lf-supporting and have their own
native pastors; a Brazilian Baptist
publication society has been estab
lished, which sends out a great deal
of religious literature in the Portu
guese language, and publishes a re
?gious paper for the churches and
in every way the work is well or
ganized and progressive.
Argentina is in the Southern part
of South America. It is about as
large as all that part of the United
States east of the Mississippi river,
and has a population of about six
millions. Baptists began mission
work in Argentina in 1903, and
now have sixteeti missionaries and
nine native helpers on this promis
ing field. The first mission was
opec ed in Buenos Ayres, the capital
cit}', which has a population of 1,
200,300. Our prayer should be
all cf America from Alaska to Cape
Hon may be won for Christ our
China is just across the Pacific
ocean from our country in the east
ern part of Asia, and has a popula
tion in round numbers of 435,000,
000-nearly six times as many as
the United States. They have sev
eral religions but the worship of
their dead ancestors is the most pop
ular. They also worship the earth,
the sun, the moon, and even animals.
Some worship Buddha, and some
worship Confucious,a wise :nan who
lived a long time ago. They have
many temples and idols..
Robert Morrison, the first mission
ary to Cijina went from England in
1807. Rev. J. LJ Shuck was the
first Baptist missionary to be locat
ed in China. He was sent out in
183G by the Foreign Mission Bo
of tbe Old Triennial Convent!
?ind when the Southern Baptist C
vention was organized in Aug*u?
Ga., in 1845, he received from
the first commission it ever gi
There are now sixty-sir ehurcl
which reported last year, 1,512 b
tisras, with a total meiubership
8,540. There are 140 Sun<
schools, with 5,171 scholars. Th
is now a force on the field of :
missionaries and 272 native helpt
There are also in China eleven m
ical missionaries, five hospital bui
ings and seven dispensaries of mi
icine. During the year just cloi
there were 38,441 patients treal
in these institutions. This work
suits in the conversion of ma
people. TI ere are now 128 Bapt
schools, with more than 3,000 pi
ils, who are taught to read a
write in Chinese as well as the co
mon school studies, as in our scho<
at home. And besides this the cl
dren are taught to read the Bil
and are told of the true .God, t
love of Christ and his power to sa
them. Many of them gladly belie
in Him and become Christians. N
long ago nineteen pupils from o
of the schools were baptized. Nev
before were there such great oppc
tunities in that country to win soi
In China old things aro passii
i ATay so rapidly that it would
difficult to exaggerate the transfc
mations which are taking place.Ya
changes in the political, industria
educational, social and religio
realm are making this a time i
strategic importance in this mig
ty empire. From some places con
wonderful reports of a great wai
of revival such as was never kno\*
before in China.
East of China, in the Pacif
ocean, lies Japan, consisting of foi
large islands and thousands of smal
ir ones. It has a population c
ibout fifty millions. They live i
louses built of light bamboo wooc
with roofs of tiles and thatch. Th
inside walls are made of paper an
san be moved back and forth. Th
Japanese sit on mats spread on th
[loor and eat with chopsticks ii
xbles four or five inches high,
'heir dishes are very small. There
re many thousands of heathen
emples filled with idols which the
eople worship; but the Japanese
re losing faith in their old false
eligions and, many are becoming
Christians. The Southern Baptist
Convention began mission work in
apan in 1889. There are now on
his field ten churches with twelve
notations, which report 63 bap
isms and 20 additions by letter,
aaking a total membership of 578.
.'here are 19 Sunday schools with
,148 scholars. There are sixteen
lissionaries and seventeen native
Africa is called the "Dark Conti
ent" because so much of it is un
xplored and the people know so
Lttle of the true God. An African
ome is a hut made of poles and
traw and resembles .a huge old
ashioned bee hive. A chief has a
;roup of huts for his wives and ser
ants surrounded by ? high fence,
n northern Africa the Mohamme
lan faith .prevails, but in the larger
?art of the* country the people are
>agans, i. e., they worship false
In 1821, two colored men, Lott
}arey and Collin Teague, were sent
?ut as missionaries from the First
baptist Church of Richmond, Va.
They began wor! in Monrovia
?Vest Africa, among the negro, col
mists in Liberia. In 1850, T. J.
Sowen, under' appointment of the
foreign Mission Board, Richmond,
Ta., began mission work in the
fakuha country on the west coast
>f Africa, north of the Gulf of
xuinea, 1,000 miles east of Liberia.
There are now on this field fourteen
murches, which reported last year
58 baptisms, with a total raember
ihipofOlO. There are 13 Sunday
ichools, with 437 scholars. There
ire twelve missionaries and twenty
ive native helpers.
In Africa missionary work is ad
vancing so rapidly that it is hoped
that it will soon cease to be called
;he "Dark Continent." At the same
time the emissaries of Islam are
iwake and aggressive, and "in many
places there is to be soon a death
grapple between the ' teachings of
the false prophets and the gospel of
Christ. Let the people of God pray
that victory may be on the side of
The taking of Rome by the Ital
ians in 1870, and the uniting of the
separate states of Italy into one
kingdom with Victor Emmanuel as
king, who wisely opened the way
for the entrance of missionaries in
to his land, seemed to be Providen
tial indications for the Foreign Mis
sioB Board to begin work there.Dr.
PLEASANT LANE NEWS.
I Crops and Gardens Needing
Rain. Harvesting Season
on. Wishes Editor a
We are still having dry and win
dy weather. Crops are needing rain
and gardens are burning up. The
farmers are busy cutting grain.
Small pox, measles and mumps
are getting pretty close by we hear.
We trust they will not get any near
We welcome our college girls in
our midst again. There is Miss Ruth
Etheredge from Phoenix and Misses
Janie and Bell Minisk, IdaiTimmer
man and Ethel Logan from the S. j
C. C. L
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reardon are
very much delighted with their lit
tle adopted boy, Lacer. They were
the guests of Mr. Joe Cartledge last
Miss Pauline Byrd has returned j
home after a week's stay with rela
tives and friends in Edgefield.
Mrs. Sallie Rosenswike of Troy,
was the guest of Mrs. Jennie Coth
ran last week.
Mrs. W. H. Strom is visiting]
relatives and friends in Edgefield.
We are sorry to say that Mrs. L.
H. Harling is very ill. We all hope
for her a speedy recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. West, of
Augusta, visited relatives here last
Miss Clara Talbert is visiting her
sister Mrs. J. F. Burton.
We are glad to see our friend
Mr. G. G. Broadwater is able to be
out among his friends again, after
a severe attack of lagnppe.
Mr. Editor, we wish you and
your friends a merry, merry trip to
New York. Blue Eyes.
Running a newspaper is just like
running a hotel, only different.
When a man goes into a hotel and
finds something on the table which
does not suit him he does ?ot raise |
hades with the landlord and tell him
to stop his old hotel. Well hardly .
He sets that, dish to one side and j
wades into ti? jnany dishes thal,
imt?im. lt is Tlifferent with some
lewspaper readers. They find an ar
;icle occasionally that does not suit
htm exactly and, without stopping
,0 think it may please hundreds of
)ther readers, make a grand stand
?lay and tell the editor how a paper
mould be run and what should be
jut into it. But such people are be
coming fewer every year.-Ex.
Jote of the Y. M. C. A. of France
vas chosen first missionary. With
lim were associated three Italian
ivangelists to assist in the work.
The first church was organized in
[lome in February 1881, with eight
nembers, all of whom were bap
ized, and before the year closed
,weive others added. Dr. John A.
Broadus was present at its organi
sation and was delighted with Italy
is a mission field. There are now
?5 churches, 90 out-stations, six
missionaries, 40 native workers,
1,017 members, 947 Sunday schools,
i theological school with five pro
cessors and two religious papers,
>ne of which has the largest circu
ation of any evangelical journal in
This goodyear of our Lord, 1911,
inds the missionaries of the Cross
n every country under the sun ex
cept Thibet, and native workers
lave crossed the borders and are
jarrying the gospel into the last of
.lie hermit nations. Not only so,
jut these messengers of life are pen
?trating every nook and corner of
.he heathen lands. Still, we have
nade only a good beginning and a
rast unfinished task lies before us.
In round numbers there are not less
than 1,200,000,000 people who need
the gospel. It is estimated that
300,000,000 have never had a chance
to hear the glad tidings. The lat
est statistics show that the various
protestant missionary societies have
on the field 21,834 missionaries and
93,272 native helpers, making a tot
al force of 115,130 workers. There
were added to the mission churches
last year (1909) 135,141 souls, mak
ing a total of 2,097,963. The in
come of all the societies was $24,
013,075. There 1,413,995 students
in the mission schools and the na
tive adherents, those who are more
or less influenced by the churches,
are estimated at five millions.
Christian people have doubled
their contributions to foreign mis
sions the last fifteen years, and the
forces and results also have doubled
during those years. It took nearly
all of the 19th century to reach the
point where we could report a mil
lion converts. The first ten years
of the 20th century have added
another million. At the recent
rate of increase wc will soon be
able to report a million converts a
Parksville, S. C. May 27, 1911.
HINTS TO FARMERS.
Excellent Article Re-produced
From The Progressive Farm
er, Giving Many Helpful
Every week in the year we try to
help our readers to do better farm
ing and to make more money.
Money is a very necessary thing as
the world is now adjusted, and we
believe that every man should make
his work bring him justas much as
possible. To make country life in
the South what it should be, it is
absolutely necessary 1Mt; Southern
farmers make money, and this is
why we insist week after week on
better methods of fanning and high
er ideals of farm profits.
But while we believe that
most farmers ought to make more
money, we do not'believe that mak
ing money should be the ohief aim
of any man's life, least of all, any
farmer's life. We need, as a class,
more money so that we can have
better schools, better roads, better
churches, better homes, more of the
conveniences and refinements of
life; but the man who loses sight of
these things and wishes money only
for its own sake, has a very wrong
conception of life. The poorest la
borer, who must earn each day the
food and clothing for himself and
his family by that day's work, if he
only has hopes and ideals and aspi
rations, is a far richer man than
any multi-million tire whose great
est object in life is to add to the
golden store he has acquired.
This is the farmer's busy season.
All summer long there will be an
other task awaiting him whenever
the one he is doing may be com
pleted. Upon th e. doing of these
tasks, and their being done well,
his year's profits will depend. He
can not afford to neglect them; nor
can he afford to neglect other things
equally important jn the. liviug of a
well rounded life.
For one( tiling, the farmer must
not qnit reading during the summer
montis. Of couran, he will not get
too busy to Te?'^Jjj^?jJ^ paper
jave dimes. Ker s^uld be get too'
3uay to read the newspapers, and <
3ven to read a little just for recrea- :
?on or diversion. The hard-work- '
ng man needs recreation and the 1
jood farmer must be a hard-work- 1
mg man. Hence, it will pay him, 1
?ve believe, to. make plans for a lit- 1
;le diversion and. a little rest now <
ind then, just as he makes plans for :
ais work- To meet with other far
mers occasionally for an exchange ]
}f ideas, to take a drive with his
;vife now and then, to go once in .
iwhile during the season to a picnic 1
>r a ball game, to attend the far- .
ners' institutes, to be ready |to do '
ais part in forwarding any public
no vernen t for the upbuilding of his 1
jommunity-these things are worth 1
loing just as much as. are seeding <
ind cultivating and harvesting. '
We would especially stress the <
picnic idea-the occasional day's 1
Hiting for the whole family. Too '<
nany country house-keepers stay so I
closely indoors that they miss half
:he beauty and sweetness of the sea
son. To ali such a day's outdoor i
recreation is wonderfully refreshing
md re-invigorating. Indeed, there
ire many of us who lose one of the 1
jest parts of country life just
jeeause we are too taken up with
jur daily work to see and enjoy the
oeauty of the world about us. Now,
;he writer knows that country life :
s not all romantic sunrises and po
etic sunsets. He knows just what j
it feels like to travel down the dus
ty corn rows on a hot day with the
blades sawing one in the face, or to
Irive a binder with the sun stand
ing right overhead and never a 1
breeze stirring. There is hard Work
md plenty of it on the farm in sum- i
mer time; but the beauty and charm
ire also there, and if one devotes so
much thought to the unpleasant
tasks that he cannot appreciate the
pleasant things, he loses the best
part of farm life.
Every country dweller has lived
all bis days among sights and
sounds which should have gladden
ed and refreshed and inspired him.
made him stronger and better; and
it is his duty as well as his privilege
to take these things into his life and
To get the most out of farm life,
it is necessary to do good farming,
but it is also necessary to keep in
touch with one's fellows, to find
time for study and recreation, and
to keep one's eyes open to the en
during beauty of the quiet country
ways. The country is what we
make it, and it will be our fault if
we do not make country life the
fullest, gladdest, and wholesomest
life that a man, or a woman, can
Try our breakfast and Oolong
tea for ioe tea. B. Timraons.
Graded School Commencement.
Revival Services Will Begin
at Methodist Church
In spite of the heat and discom
fort of the day, the school audito
rium was filled to overflowing on
Snnday morning when the bacca
laureate sermon was preached be
fore the graduating class by Rev
Watson B. Duncan, of Charleston
The stage was beautiful in palms
and blooming plants, and seated
there were the members of the grad
uating class, the faculty, the board
of trustees and the ministers of the
town. The music was especially
sweet and the anthems were sung
by the school. Rev. Duncan took
his text from Luke 19-13. "Occupy
'till I come," and the general theme
of his discourse was the divine call
Following is the order of service
of the morning:
Tannhauser march-Wagner; An
them, "Praise ye the Father,"
Weston; Invocation, Rev. E. H
Becham;' anthem, "Redemption"
Scripture reading, Rev. E. H. Bech
am; anthem, "Something for Thee,"
Wolcott; Offertory; Sermon, Rev.
W. D. Duncan; Hymn, "Come thou
Almighty King;" Benediction.
On Sunday evening Rev. Duncan
preached in the Methodist church
and his text was 2nd Cor., 8-9
"For ye' know the grace of our
Lord Jesus Christ, that though he
was rich, yet for our sakes He be
came noor, that ye through his pov
erty might be rich." The subject
was, "Our enrichment through his
Mrs. M. R. Wright was hostess
for the Pi Tau club on Wednesday,
morning, and time passed merrily
while all were busy with fancy
work. A change from the work of
the finger to that of the brain was
& word contest, each one trying for
the greatest number of words to be
made from the letters of the name
"Priscilla Thimblers.',' Mrs. O. D.
Black was most successful and was
presented the prize, a dainty lace
an the booby. In the hallway re
freshing punch was served from a
table sweet with blossoms of nas
turtiums and sweet peas, and bowls
of the same flowers were used in the
decorations. The luncheon was beau
tiful in every detail and was most
?rtistically arranged. Present were:
Mesdames P. N. Keesee, E. R.
Mobley, 0. D. Black, N. A. Mob
ley, Hilliary Grant, Claud Wertz,
M. C. Crouch and J. A. Dobey, and
Misses Lylei LaGrone, Louelle Nor
ris, Weinona Lewis, Lucile and
Joeephine Mobley, Mollie Waters
ind Zena Payne..
Mr. and Mrs. Jack A Lott enter
tained the young lady teachers of
the school with a tea on Friday
?vening, and later, in the evening
the members of the L. T. L. enjoy
sd a social at their home. Several of
their young friends were invited
md a general good time had with
james, music, etc.
Mrs. J. H. White will spend this
?veek in Columbia and enjoy the
meetings of the Press association.
Mesdames W. J. Hatcher, Annie
P. Lewis and A. P. Lott are at
borne from a visit to Florida.
Mr. Ira Carson spent Sunday here
with his sister Mrs. Jesse Derrick.
Messrs. Self and Jones, of Green
wood, spent Sunday here w.ith
friends, coming in their cars.
Mr. Lewis Stevens, of Meeting
Street, spent Sunday, with his aunt,
Mrs. Willie Tompkins.
Mrs. James Strother will go to
Rock Hill soon to attend the com
mencement exercises of Winthrop
College, her two daughters, Ruby
and Gertrude Strother being in the
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Eidson,
who have been living at Granite
ville for the past two years, will re
turn to Johnston to make their
home, Mr. Eidson having accepted
a position in the new bank which
is to be opened in August.
News was received here on Fri
day of the death of Prof. I. C. Cur
ry, brother of Prof. W. C. Curry,,
superintendent of the high school
here, which had occurred that
morning at his home in Greenville.
The deceased was one of the in
structors at Lander College, Green
wood, and was a young man of fine
mental attainments. Prof. Curry
had been with his brother for the
past week and the general work of
the school was under the direction
of Miss 'Stewart, principal.
The new century club met with
Miss Ruth Shaw on Tuesday after
noon, and a profitable hour was
spent with the lesson story. After
the books were laid aside an
enjoyable program was given: A
piano solo, by Miss Marj' Spann
Harrison; Reading, Miss Clevie
Moyer; piano solo, Miss Mary
Gwynn; recitation, Miss Bessie
Bean, and a reading by Miss Susie
Winn. There were several Jinvited
guests, and the charming young hos
tess made all feel free and easy and
the time with her was happily
spent. An ice course, with cake,
was served by several.; young maid-1
. Protracted services will be held
here at the Methodist church for
10 days, beginning on Thursday
'evening June 1st.
Mrs. Bettie Allen has been visit-1
ing her son Dr. B. L. Allen.
Dr. G. D. Walkerand Mr.Wil-|
mot Onzts have purchased handsome
Miss Sarah Waters has gone to
Springfield to visit her sister Mrs.
Mrs. Martha Kenny has gone to
Robray to visit her daughters, Mes
dames McDaniel and Arthur.
Dr. F. |L. Parker has gone to
Hot Springs, Ark., for a months'
Miss Emmie Mitchel and Mr.
Sumter Mitchel went t o Charleston
Thursday for a few days visit and
to be present at the graduation of |
their brother, Mr. Hugh C. Mitch
el, as pharmacist.
Misses Annie Waters and Fannie I
Stebbens, of Augusta, came up for |
a short visit and to enjoy commence
Miss Maud Sawyer is at home
from a visit to Camden.
Mrs. Dunbar, of Ellenton, is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. L. B. As
Miss Edith Coleman will go to
Greenville this week to vinit friends
and relatives and attend commence
ment of Greenville Female College.
Interesting Article on Home
Canneries From the Char
As the season is almost here for
canning fruits and vegetables, and
having heard several persons say
they purpose purchasing home can
neries, we publish the following
from the Charlotte Observer:
Mr. E. L. Flowers of Hickory
was in the city a few days since on
business. He is the inventor of a
home canning outfit which he manu
fai?tnres ^t^ic^jr^Hegaye he
ells his outfit in every state in tSeT
inion. He thinks that better outfits b
?an be bought here in North Caro- s
ina than anywhere else. n
He makes eight sizes of canner a
?utfits. The smallest will put up ti
?50 cans a day. The largest he a
nakes and carries in stock will do tl
1,000 cans a day. e
His ?-0-can capacity costs about ii
His 3,000-can capacity costs n
dxmt $30. ti
For the benefit of city people who I
lave no wood to burn, Mr. Flow
irs says he has designed a gas and a
jasoline stove to do the heating.
He makes special canning outfits
hat will do 10,000 cans per day.
The cost of these outfits is $100.
tfr. Flowers says that this outfit
viii do as much work and. as good
vork as some of the canning fac
ories that are built for from four
o six thousand dollars. He says
hat his outfits need no house, but
he smaller ones can be worked in
he kitchen and the larger ones in
he yard in the open air under a*
ree or in the field where the vege
ables are grown.
"Do your customers have any
rouble getting fruits and vegeta
tes to can ?" asked the reporter.
"Not for a home canning outfit,"
inswered Mr. Flowers.
"We make an outfit to can the
lome product that would be wasted
f it -wasn't canned. Of course
?eighbors bring in both fruits and
vegetables and sometimes they join
ogether to put up a n?rghborhood
iannery. These neighborhood can
leries sometimes do the canning for
;he neighborhood on a cash basis or
:hey will buy the fruits for cash. "
4 Can your customers find mar
tets outside of what they use them
"In many cases they can sell in
home towns. There is magic in the
name home made. Once get a com
munity to using horae-cr,nned goods
ind the factory product is finished.
After I sell an outfit, I help the
sustome'r to get markets. All I have
to do is to show them how to pro
eeed. I think there must be some
thing Uki 0 canning outfits in Ca
tawba county and many of them
3ell out their entire stock by Octo
ber 1 of the current year."
"There are three factors in suc
cess-quantity, quality and cleanli
ness. ? Whoever looks after these
three factors will succeed."
Mr. Flowers' outfits seem to be
about the same as those made at
Chapel Hill by the Raney Canner
Company and by Mr. N. E. Parlier
We can make you a t>uit to order
from $25.00 up write us forsamples,
F. G. MERTINS, Augusta, Ga.
Dr. Bell fVakes Strong Appeal
to Gtize* and Officers to
Enforce All Law. Will
ing t, Help Fight
Editor of Tie Advertiser: The
Edgefield Chmicle of last week,
after various hquiries relative to
the blind tiger, expresses the opin
ion, if certain sports be true, that
theie is more liquor icing used in
this county now, than oVer before.
Of course, I do net belief this, and
think, that the "wish is^ther to
the thought" with many ?ti-pro
hibitionists, but in the name f QQ?
how could any patriotic > mai W?0'
values his home, to say notihg 0f
his state and county, rejoice
multiplication of illegal placeror
the selling of liquor, though \e
thing may be working as he pu
dieted it would.
Why is it, that these blind anti*
could not rejoice in every legal en
action to restrict the sale of the ac
If these things are true, and blind
tigers exist, who is to blame for it?
I say, the .prohibitionists them
selves. We have eight magistrates
and as many constables, the sheriff
and his deputies whose duty it is, by
law to seize, confiscate, and pat on
the chain gan p any man engaged in
this illegal business, and if blind
tigers are so common, and no liquor
being seized, and criminals put on
the gang in this county, the officers
are not doing their duty. Gov.
Blease has published a notice, that
these officers must enforce the pro
hibitive features of the dispensary
law, and in case of failure he would
take off the said officials head, and
put some one in his place who
would. Are our law-abiding citizens,
to say nothing of prohibitionists too
cowardly to report the failure of
the proper officers to enforce the
law? If so, they deserve to be run
Dver by the blind tigers and law
breakers of his type. Where blind
tigers exist, in my opinion, it is the
Fault of her law-abiding citizens in
not seeing to it, that the law is en
The idea, that any community
EBrfrwiwr miib - ?k>--Uittla infernaL
lind tiger, who has to slip and
lide in the dark to carry on his
efarious business is preposterous,
s well as humiliating. If this be
rue, better abandon law altogether,
nd turn the commonwealth over to
lie outlaw. So far as I am concern
ai, I am going to exert every nerve
i me towards the enforcemeat
II law, and am not willing to ad
lit that our people are going to
urn the state over to the outlaw,
?arksville, S. C. D. A. J. Bell.
Let All Importune Neptune.
There will be sixteen Edgefield
tns in the merry New York party
bat will sail from Charleston next
unday morning, and the chances
re 16 to 1 that all of them will
accumb to mal de mer by noon,
illing in a heap on deck or in a
teamer-chair, as sick as the little
baver when he takes his first
chaw" of tobacco. *Who knows but
bat by taking a few generous quids
f tobacco one could overcome that
nsettled condition before sniffing
he salt water? Some, however, who
ave already provided pills and
owders galore, hope to be rendered
mmune to sea sickness. To be on
he safe side, let all importune^ Nep
une, the god of the sea, to give us
mooth water and-a bon voyage.
Won Pearl of Great Price.
Mr. S. D. Mays and Miss Pearl
)uzts surprised their friends by
nietly going to the home of Rev.
\ B. Lanham last Friday after
loon and plighting their troths,
elling no one of. their plans in ad
ance. While the fri?nds of Mr.
lays and Miss Ouzts were practi
ially certain that they had some
'plans," they did not expect them
o be consummated so soon. How
iver, it is well. They are both to be
Mr. Mays is an industrious young
nan of high character and excellent
labits, the eldest son of Mr. and
Hrs. John M. Mays. Miss Ouzts, the
laughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Duzts of Kirksey, is a young woman
if attractive personality and unusual
marm of manner, and, withal, is
lensible and practical-just the
cind of a young woman to make
\ happy home.
Edgefield reluctantly gave Mr.
Ouzts and his family to Green
wood county some years ago, and
now rejoices that she can again
claim the Pearl of home.
The Advertiser offers sincere con
gratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Mays.
Drop in and see our "Baby Won
der" ice cream freezer.
Stewart & Kernaghan.