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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WJSDNESD^P, AUGUST 30,1911
"THE SONS DO MOVE."
Correspondent Writes of Suc
cess of Farmers in Clay.
"The Advertiser and
Editor Advertiser: The Lord has
blessed us; not so much with in
crease of our flocks, nor our popu
lation, but with an abundance of
crops. Some say if yon count up the
5ck >ol children Mr. Roosevelt won't
be alarmed, but the little young
sters don't show up at the protract
ed meetings as they formerly did.
The crops are tine all around us,
and were made with very little rain,
which is prima facie evidence that
farmers are using their brains and
doing better work than they used
to do. There are more two and three
horse plows used now than ever be
fore and much more skill in cultiva
tion. Even the negro renters are
doing better farming, and are be
ginning to have their "test patches."
I saw one ot them a few days
ago that will make 60 or 75 bushels
of com. l here are more acres in
thia section that will yield from 25
to 75 bushels of corn than ever be
fore. We wouldn't know w'hcre to
begin to tell? you who has good
corn. Mr. W. S. Stevens has some
magnificent corn on both the Meet
ing Street farm and on his father's
cid place. Mr. J. M. Shaffer, Har
ling, Williams, Timmermans and
all of those people around McKen
dree have as fine corn as can be
grown out of the ground. Mr.
Shaffer has some that is very fine.
It is taller than our bell post, and a
man riding horse back between the
rows would have to reach arm's
length to touch the ears which com
pare favorably with the stalks. If
we take the other end of the Long
Cane road there is Mr. Allen, CVg
bnrn, Padgett, Sawyer, Bledsoe,
Bell, De Yore, Thrailkill, Galloway
and others who have corn that will
make from 50 to 75 bushels. The
Advertiser and corn are synony
mous. And, Mr. Editor, you have
hooked up with the* right thing.
Bread is the staff of life. "Cast th}
bread upon, the waters," said thc
Master, "and it shall return to you
after many days." Bread binds the
body with the soul.
The Agricultural1 Department, the
Agricultural Journals all over the
country and The Advertiser at
home have given great force and
encouragement in the unrivaled in
terest now manifested in, growing
corn. A few years back the masses
of die farmers^ looked upon pro
ducing 100 bushels of turn on an
acre as being unattainable. Now ex
pert farmers do not regard it as no
thing wonderful, and in ten years
likely some one will have reached
300 bushels, and then too the big
crops are going to be made much
cheaper than now.
There isn't any question that
much guano is being wasted with
the "test patches." Jerry Moore
wonld have gotten the same ylield
with 2,000 pounds of fertilizer as
he did with 3, 000. In business farm
ing the cost of production is a fac
tor that must always be kept b
"The sun do move'' is a phrase,
in a negro song we used to hear
years ago. The son do move is what
occurred to our minds not long
since while sweltering and sweating
in the middle of Marion Parkman;s
"test patch" just above and a mile
to the right of the double bridges.
Old uncle Jeff Parkman, Mr. Marion
Parkman's father, always had the
fattest horse in the neighborhood,
though we doubt it if he ever made
more than 100 bushels of corn in his
entire crop, but the son do move,
the son has moved. He has ploughed
up an acre Of land 18 inches deep.
Why, those gocd old people would
have been stricken with horror, and
cried 'desecration" until they were
hoarse had they seen such doing...
Mr. Parkman ploughed his land
twice going down 18 inches the last
time. This is high upland. He plant
ed a prolific variety of corn in rc vs
3? feet wide and a sufficient quan
tity to give him 11,840 stalks per
acre. He broadcasted 10 loads of lot
manure on the plot and used 1,600
pounds of commercial fertilizer. He
cultivated the corn as often as was
necessary, and while he had suffi
cient rain for an ordinary crop, there
wasn't enough for the amount
of corn on the ground. We estimat
ed the crop at 100 bushels and if he
had plenty, of rain since Ave saw it
he may do even better. Mr. S. T.
Williams and Mr. Goody Timmer
man and others around also have
In passing down the road bj Elm
wood we observed a splendid crop
there, though Mr. Ouzts' "test
patch" was planed too early for the
season and will not yield much
more than one half crop or about
35 bushels. Judge Ouzts, Trapp
Parkman, Allie Kinnaird and oth
ers also have beautiful corn and
cotton. Mr. Bonhara Hamilton is
also making: a show in the corn
line-and his looked like anywhere
from 35 to 60 bushels. Give us a
little more space and we will tell
you of another instance where the
Boy Beats His Daddy.
Everybody knows that Mr. J. B.
Tompkins has one of the finest plan
tations in Edgefield county and
some of the finest bottom land in
the world, but if he ever made 100
bushels of corn on one acre we have
hever heard of it. Wallace is a son
that does move. Though a rather
frail looking young 'man he is brim
full of energy and going to be the
lead horse in the corn contest. He
has carved ont one acre in a fine
piece of bottom land on Turkey
creek and ploughed it 30 inches
deep. The plow touched clay only
in little places.
He gave the land all the cultiva
tion both before and after the corn
was planted that was necessary and
perhaps more. He planted one half
bushels of prolific corn in March
and thinned so as to leave 25,000
stalks standing. A crop of oats and
vetch was removed from the land
the year previous. Mr. Tompkins
has applied to this acre 4,500
pounds of commercial fertilizers, in
cluding soda. We couldn't make any
estimate satisfactory to ourselves
owing to the corn having been so
broken down and mixed up, but we
thought 150 bushels would be a
conservative one, and he may go
200. We had never seen anything
like it and couldn't as mentioned
above faintly estimate it.
Mr. Tompkins has 35 acres of
com intone body about half of
which is bottom land. He showed
us another bottom of ten acres in
corn. All of this corn will make
anywhere from 25 to 50 bushels per
In conclusion I want to say if any
of those piney woods fanners with
their $100.00,-acre lands can make a
better showing let them hold up
their right hand.
/ W. D. O.
Meeting Street, S. C.
A Sunday Evening Funeral.
At the McKinney burying ground,
near Plum Branch, Sunday even
ing, August 20th, Mr. Willie Mays
McKinney was buried, Rev. J. Earl
Freeman conducting the funeral
services. He died young, having
been in poor health in Columbia
for some time at which place he
died. J. E. F.
Aug. 21, 1911.
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Successful Farmer Gives Ex
- perience and Valuable Sug
gestions on Preparing
Soil .For Grain.
Editor The Advertiser: The time
for so wi nf? oats, wheat and legumes
will soon be upon us and the fact
that the corn crop in our county has
been cut short by the continued dry
weather, makes it. all the more im
portant to prepare for the shortage
by sowing largely to small grain,
and the work of preparing the soil
should beg in at the earliest day pos
I would suggest cutting the corn
off the fields to be Beeded to grain,
then spread on all the compost to be
had from every source, then harrow
this compost in the soil before plow
ing the field. This harrowing before
plowing will accomplish two valua
ble points, both of which are indis
pensible in modern agriculture.
First, It incorporates the com
post with the soil more perfectly
than is possible with the plow alone.
Second, it pulverizes the top soil
down to the line which hardens by
the action of the rain and sun in the
summer and thereby'mprevents the
formation of clods by the work of
the plow. After the fields are thus
treated the soil is then ready for the
plow. Almost any style of plow
will do good work, provided it will
take the soil to a depth not less than
eight inches which will require from
two to four mules, this will be de
termined by the character of the
Harrow after each half day's plow
ing, allow the harrow to cut half
its width which is decidedly better
than to harrow twice with full cut
of tlie harrow.
When the field is prepared as
above directed it is then ready for
the grain, which may be sown
broadcast or in drills as may be
suitable to the owner and the tools
for the work. If sown broadcast,
put one and one half to two bush
els per acre, the amount can be
regulated in proi?ortion to the fer
tfitty of the a??. This applies to
oats. Wheat sh'..aid be about one
half the amount of oats.
Oats "hat are intended for feed
ing should have "Sativa Valossa"
sown with them at the rate of one
bushel per acre, but raugt be sown
separately and after the oats are in
and should be harrowed in lightly
with a drag tooth harrow which
may be done in the same day of
sowing the oats. This Sativa is a
legume, and a good soil builder. It
will run up with and attach itself to
the oat straw by its little tendrils
and can be easily harvested, and
adds materially to the feeding value
of the or.t hay.
The proper time to sow oats ac
cording to my knowledge is about
the first of October. Mr. James
Sheppard (the father of the two
distinguished gentlemen of Edge
field) was said to be one of the most
successful small grain growers of
his day in this county, and he, it is
said, made it a rule to sow oats in
September, and wheat in latter
part of October. The writer has
conformed to these dates as near as
weather conditions would admit,
and the results have been highly
satisfactory. From about two and
one half acres we harvested this
spring fourteen large two horse
loads of extra fine oats and Sativa.
We attribute this good yield large
ly to the application of nitrate of
soda, of this which we applied two
hundred pounds per acre. There is
no specific date governing the ap
plication of concentrated nitrates to
crops; neither is there any reasonable
amount which would over step the
limits of economy up to six or sev
en hundred pounds per acre, where
the soil is well prepared and weath
er conditions are favorable. Nitrate
of soda should be applied to oats or
wheat when it first starts to stem or
We have learned by years of .ex
perience and repeated experiments
that the greatest feeding value ob
tainable from oats is by cutting
them with a simple mower, just as
any other hay when they show the
first signs of yellow in the heads.
Allow them to sun one, or one and
one half days, rake up in the usual
way and house or bale them. The
fiber of the stems and blades
cure with the sap in them,
and the whole is eaten with
relish by the stock. The grain is
very little if any decreased in feed
ing value. Whereas in the old way
the stems are allowed to become
hard dry and woody, there is a loss
of grain in the process of harvest
ing, the stock refuse to eat the dry
stiaw and of this there is almost a
There is another matter of very
great importance to the farmer, it
(Continued on page 4.)
Mrs. Mary Freeland Celftrated
Her Seventy-Ninth Biraday
Gathering Her Children
Mrs. Mary Freeland, widow of
Eugene Freeland, deceased, cele
brated her 79th birthday today be
having a reunion of her fifty-eight
children, grand children and great
grand children, and a happier gath
ering rarely assembles. ?Ul ap
peared in good spirits, but none
happier than the one whose birth
day was being celebrated.^
After enjoying the bountiful din
ner, which was served shade
of the trees in the yard, t?j?? follow
ing recitations were given, by two
of the grand children: 1
"Before it is Too IW?~-Bj
Miss Georgia Crawford.
"The Queen of All."-By Miss
"Be Kind to Mother. Miss
This scribe read 2 Timothy 4:1-8;
Ps. 119:9-10, and led in, pttiyer and
then all sang "God Be W
Till We Meet Again." Following
this came one of tho most pitching
features of the day when '$h? aged
mother stepped forward and said,
"I have received a number of pres
ents today, and I wish to give my
children one," and she gave to each
of her eight living children a five
dollar bill. "I have always tried to
treat them all alike," she said, in
tears. The following are the names
of the eight living children with
Maggie Freeland Crawf?? and
husband, W. A. Crawford. Six
children have been born into their
family, Mamie, Ida Lee, ' Wiley,
Georgia, Dora, Eugene.
Willie E. Freeland Jip wife,
Mollie Outz Freeland. The names
of their eight living children are,
H. E., Marshall, Leila, Kin? Julian,
Mary, Mattie, Furnian.
Minnie Freeland Wells and hus
band, .William Wells. Five chil
dren belong to this home, Jasper,
Gracie, Wauneta, Mag*~'c.
Dora Freeland Wi 3 hus
band, Joe Wilson.' iucrf. ?? chil
dren are, Lucy, Sanford, Frttf, But
ler, Mary, Samuel.
James Freeland and wife, Bessie
Crawford Freeland. Seven chil
di en have been given to them, Eva,
Frank, Lee, Sallie May, Albert,
Joe Freeland and wife, Sunie Os
burn Freeland. Osburn is the name
of their one living child.
Robert Freeland and wife, Abbie
Falkner Freeland. No children.
Yancey Freeland. Charles is the
name of his living child. Wife
The following are the grand
children married with names of
Mamie Reardon, nee Crawford,
and husband, George Rearden.
Children are Ellen, Leroy, Charles.
Ida Lee Rearden, nee Crawford,
and husband, Ebb Rearden.. Chil
dren are, Maggie, Lee, Frances.
Marshall Freeland and wife, Eva
Wiley Crawford and wife, Viola
These are noted for uprightneds
of life, thirty-three of them being
members of the Plum Branch Bap
tist church, with Yancy as superin
tendent of the Sunday school, while
he and his brother James are
Mrs. Mary Freeland has had to
count but few deaths in her family.
Her own husband, one child, five
grand children, and one great grand
child, make up the death roll. If
all these, both living and dead,
gather an unbroken family in heav
en, what a gathering!
Plum Branch, S. C., Aug. 25, 1911.
No Room for Doubt
The afternoon was warm, holi
days were approaching, and the
teacher was almost worn out in try
ing to drum the elements of gram
mar into the wooden craniums of
"Now, Johnny," she said, weari
ly, "tell rae-would it be proper
for you to say:
"You can't learn me nothing?"
Johnny looked thoughtful for a
moment and then replied in a tone
The teacher sighed.
"Why, Johnny? V she asked.
"Tell me why?"
And now th? ansew came quick
14 'Cause yer can't!" said Johnny
The Advertiser job office guaran
tees satisfaction on every job sent
out. What more could be asked.
We usc only the best quality of
PARK S VILLE NEWS,
Accident to Mr. Edmunds. Old
Landmark Removed. Death
of Mrs. Garrett's Moth
er. Masonic Meeting.
On last Friday the 25th, I had
the pleasure of partaking of the hos
pitality of Mrs. Mary E. Freeland,
the widow of the late Eugene Free
land of Plum Branch, on her 79th
birthday. Seventy-nine honorable
years, surrounded ^by fine looking
children, grand children and great
grand children, none of whom have
ever been guilty of anything mean
or dishonorable is~something to feel
thankful for. It seemed to me, al
though Mrs. Freeland does not
look a whit over sixty, that she
could we ll pray the prayer of Sim
eon: "Now lettest thou thy servant
depart in peace for mine eyes have
seen thy salvation." Of course
Simeon referred to having seen the
Saviour, but Mrs. Freeland has
seen the salvation of her children,
and does not care to tarry here too
long, for she told the writer, when
he told her she looked like she
might reach 100, she did not care
to. Better for her will be the day of
her death than the day of her birth.
The children all came and honor
ed her by bringing presents, and she
in turn gave each of them a present
with a mother's blessing. Her grand
children recited tender odes, ex
pressing love for grand mother. Her
pastor, Rev. Earl Freeman, read ap
propriate scripture and offered up
a tender prayer and the children,
grand children and pastor with
moist eyes sang "God be with you
till we again." It was a tender ser
vice, calculated to touch a heart of
adamant, and which \ no doubt
made impressions upon the little
hearts of the great grand children,
which will not be effaced long after
"the worms have destroyed all that
is mortal" of the honored grand
mother. But an abler pen will tell
you about it, giving their names.
The meeting at Red Hill closed
last Friday with 25 accessions. Rev.
T. H. Garrett reached home in the
afternoon of Friday and Saturday
morning re?eire? a telegram an
nouncing the death of Mrs. Gar
rett's mother. Mrs. Garrett has been
by the bed-side of her dying moth
er over a week. They hav^ our sym
Parksville doesn't look exactly
right; one of the old: land marks is
gone. I refer to the old store of tho
late Mr. L. F. Dorn, which for
many years was his dwelling, as
well as his store and in which sev
eral of his children were born. Mr.
D. N. Dorn has torn down and
moved tho old building, and though
we do not know his plans, he will
doubtless rear a modern structure
in its place While the old land
marks must pass away, new ones
must go up; and this reminds me of
the new market house now going up
between the bank and store of Parks
and Blackwell. This building, we
understand, is the enterprise of Mr.
Otis Redd and his father-in-law, Mr.
We are sorry to report a serious
accident to Mr. Charlie Edmunds,
a brother of Mr, R. N. Edmunds of I
our town, as well as Mr. Gus Ed
munds of yours. Mr. Edmund was
hurt in an automobile wreck in
Georgia, having his leg broken in
two places, and shoulder dislocated
or badly broken up. We sympa
thize very much with Mr. Edmunds
for it has not been much over a
year since he left the hospital after
a severe operation for mastoid ab
The sage of Faifa, and his boys,
Abiah and Dimpse, have bought the
old Morgan home from Mr. J. C.
Morgan. This old home has been
owned by the Morgans for over a
century. The sage will occupy the
old residence while his son Abiah
i* putting-up a nice home for his
wife and babies, just this side, of
the most modern style. Mr. J. C.
Morgan has purchased the Wales
cottage and will move into town.
And this reminds me th^t the
population of what might b? styled
Morgan town is increasing', as Mr.
E. G. Morgan, Jr., another son,
who owns a part of the old Morgan
estate hard by, is the happy father
of another fine boy, named John
Evan, Bub, as we call him, cut up
some and said eh hem! itV a fine
boy, if it is ours, isn't it Lilly? We
pull our hat to Morgan to\vn.
The Masons met in regular ses
sion Saturday night and gave the
fellow craft degree to Messrs. Harv
Drennon and Tillman Howie. The
visitors at this communication were,
Messrs Erv Holmes, Hamp Smith
and Dave Quarles from Concordia
Mr. Jim Minor has returned from
the great Confederate re-union in
Columbia delighted with the meet
ing and unstinted in his praises of
the hospitalities of the capital city.
The Misses Harling, from Moun
tain Creek, daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. Edgar Harling, have been on
a visit at the home of their uncle,
Mr. J. M. Minor.
Mrs. C. A. Brun son from Augus
ta is up, ostensibly to see her sister
Mrs. E. G. Morgan, Jr., but we
suspect it is mainly to see the new
comer, little John Evan.
Mrs. Drayton Cornett,frora Plum
Branch, was a welcomed visitor at
the home of Mrs. Carrie Tompkins
Miss Carrie Sue Tompkins has
returned home after a protracted
visit to friends in Edgefield bring
ing with her-, her petite little cousin
Master Eran Morgan a son of Mr.
A. V. Morgan of Augusta, is visit
ing Mr. Ward Robertson.
Mrs. Ida Harvley, wife of Mr.
Hanny Harvely of Fairfax, and lit
tle boy have been on a visit to Mrs.
W. P. Parks. More Anon.
In Loving Memory of Mrs.
We were shocked with immovable
grief over the sudden passing away
of this noble Christian lady, Mrs.
John A. Wise, at an early hour Fri
day morning of last week. Not
grieved just because we were look
ing upon the grim shadow of death,
bat realizing in secrecy the loss of
one whose Christ-like demeanor was
so exemplyfying as to make her ab
sence a great loss to the communi
ty. Mrs. Wise was typically script
ural in returning good for evil. In
addition to the beautiful character
istics of heart, God had blessed her
with excellent health and an abun
dance of luxuries which she queenly
and unselfishly reigned over, ever
mindful of the comforts of those
about her as she would be confront
ed by the needy. She would bear
with them charitably when her
neighbors were in trouble. She was
usually pleasant, administering help
fully to them, being a lady of mark
ed judgment. The floral tributes
were expressively lovely, symboliz
ing in Heavenly tokens, making a
beautiful harmonious picture, di
recting to the righteous pathways of
he life'- golden gates ajarv
wah its illuminating stars" of direc
tion-The accompaning harp of mu
sic, together with its anchor of safe
ty in the Lord. Mother's downy pil
low of ease-with the finishing
crown of glory. Then comes the
heart that enshrines the chords of
love-The broken circle, never to
be mended, tends our.hearts to emo
tional feelings! The writer was in a
positi?n to know her only to love
her. She was followed by many sor
rowing relatives and friends and
laid away in Hern's Cree! cemetery
about five o'clock Saturday after
noon, Rev. Rev. R. G. Shannon
house officiating. I do sympathizing
ly grieve for and with the loved and
bereaved ones to whom the loss falls
heaviest. Her neighbor,
An Even Break.
Commedian Boarder-I have
named this coffee November, my
Stern Landlady-Indeed, sir. And
Commedian Boarder-Because it
is so cold and cloudy.
Stern Landlady-What a brilliant
young man! I thought of naming it
Commedian Boarder-And why?
Stern Landlady-Because it is so
long before it settles.
The Man at the Door-Madame,
I'm the piano tuner.
The Woman-I didn't send for a
The Man-I know it lady; the
Elsie's Mama-My child, my
child! How did you ever come to
break your beautiful French doll?
Elsie-I had to break it, mama;
Ellen Jones said it wasn't a French
doll, and I broke it to show her it
was made of plaster of paris.
Lady-"Yes, I've an umbrella
that needs mending; but how am I
to know that you will bring it back?"
Umbrella Mender-"Have no
fear, mum, I allus charges more for
mend in' than I could sell the um
brella for."-Red Hen.
"Have some wheat I want to car
ry over. How shall I keep weevils
out of it?" Scatter Jsome moth balls
all through the wheat. These are
what the seedsmen use in their bins.
Then if weevils do appear, put a
pan with some carbon bisulphide on
top the wheat in a close bin or box
and close up and the fumes will
sink all through it. Keep it away
from fire as the fumes are explosive.
Another Drug Store Opened
by Dr. Williams. Several
Beautiful Dir?n gs Given
in Honor of Visitors.
Dr. Frank G. Williams, former
ly of Sumter, has opened up a drug
store, with a soda fount in connec
tion, and carries a very attractive
line. Johnston now affords 4 drug
stores and three ice cream parlors.
Mr. and Mrs. David Howard of
Ridge were visitors here last week.
Mrs. Pierce of North, is the guest
of her sister, Mrs. Wm. Toney.
Mr. and Mrs. Owens of Branch
ville, have been guests at the home
of Mrs. John Wright.
Miss Josephine Mobley has gone
to Hawkinsville, Ga., to visit Mis?
Mrs. Mary Workman of Laurens
has been the guest of her sister,
Mrs. Albert Lott. )
Mr. James Stevens of Augusta,
visited at the home of his aunt, Mrs.
F. A. Tompkins, last week.
Mrs. O. D. Black entertained with
a dining on Thursday' in compli
ment to her visitorsjMisses Ruth and
Nell Payne of Laurens, and invited
to be with them were Misses Ger
trude and Ruby Strother and Misses
Conya and Elliott Hardy. The
young ladies were class mates at
Winthrop graduating this summer,
and the day was pleasantly spent
with reminiscences of college days.
Mr. Sumter Wright of Green
wood, has been visiting hil mother,
Mrs. Lucinda Wright.
Mrs. Mary Ryals of Savannah is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. W. L.
Dr. and Mrs. F. G. Williams are
domiciled at the Ouzts home.
Mrs. F. L. Parker and Master
Fred are at home 'from Sullivan's
Miss Lucile Mobley will leave
soon for a visit to her sister, Mrs.
Orlando Sheppard, Jr., in Atlanta.
Mrs. Jack A. Lott entertained on
Wednesday afternoon from 5:30 to
7 o'clock in honor of her niece,
Miss Bucaleu, of Texas, and receiv
ing with them was Mrs. Yan Every
^dwarda, a recent bride. Others
assisting the hostest were Mesdames
J. L. Walkoi, O. D. Black and J.
A. Dobey. A pleasant .pastime
was the drawing of plans for a la
roona dwelling, and Miss Ella was
presented the prize, a dainty piece
of china, and Miss Jessie Rushton
was given the consolation, a draw
ing book. The guest's gift was a
cut glass powder box. During the
latter part of the hours, ices with
cake was served by several young
Mr. Joe Cox who has a position
in Columbia, visited his mother
here last week.
Miss Mattie Lyon of Edgefield,
visited Mrs. V. E. Edwards recent
Mr. A. J. Mobley has returned
from a month's stay at Glenn
Mrs. M. E. Norris is the guest of
her sister, Mrs. Lowman in Tim
Miss Marion Mobley has returned
Miss Effie Griffin of Newberry,
is visiting hci nieces, Misses Lillian
and Elia Mobley.
The first new bale of cotton sold
here was by Mr. W. T. Walton
which brought 12 cents.
Mrs. G. B. Wheeler of Savannah,
is visiting at the home of Mr. E. B,
Col. E. J. Watson, commissioner
of agriculture and labor, and Mr.
Ira B. Williams, state agent for
farm demonstration work, made ad
dresses at the school auditorium on
Monday afternoon to a large num
ber of farmers and others interested.
They are making a tour of the
state in an automobile.
Miss Belva Broadway, of Man
ning, is visiting Miss Sadie Long
Mr. Charlie Yonce and family of
Harlem, Ga.,are at the home of Mr.
L. M. Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hill of Bam
berg, visited Mr. and Mrs. Barney
Jordan last week.
Misses Bessie Porter and Beulah
Johnson of Springfieldj visited
friends here last week.
Miss Zena Payne entertained ' at
tea on Thursday evening the visit
ing young ladies, Miss Nellie Bur
ton of Elberton, Ga., and Miss
Weinona Lewis, Miss Lilla Buca
leu, of Houston, Texas, and Mrs.
Jack A. Lott, and Misses Ruth and
Nell Payne of Laurens.
Johnston was well represented in
Columbia at the reunion, a number
of the veterans being in attendance,
and several wore the Confederate
uniform. With the old soldiers,
the passengers entirely filled one
empty coach on the morning train.
Mr. John Wates and Miss Vera
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