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J. L. JHMS;.....Editoi
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1911.
THE LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Shame on those hearts of stone,
that cannot melt in sort adoption of
another's - sorrows.-HILL.
A thousand hurrahs for President
Taft and Dr. Wiley!
In both immediate and remote con
sequences the pure food victory means
more to the American people than
"busting" the trusts.
Why not demand 15 cents for cotton?
Does it not cost practically twice as
much to make it as it did when the sta
ple sold for seven and eighfcents?
In retaining Dr. Wiley and repri
manding the officials who condemned
him, President Taft has given ev dence
of possessing more back-bone tba a
many gave him credit of having.
The retirement of Secretary Wilson
would be a serious blow to the south.
He has been the best friend that the
agricultural interests have ever had in
Washington among the official family.
Col. W. J. Talbert has positively an
nounced that he will oppose Senator B.
R. Tillman next summer. ' As they are
both from Edgefield county and were
formerly political friends, the announce
ment has created considerable comment.
South Carolina should be very proud
of Senator E. D. Smith. Wherever he
goes and whatever convention he at
tends, whether small or large, local or
general in character, he is always one
of the dominating personalities. Sena
tor Smith's speech is said to haVe been
the piece de resistance of the cotton
growers convention last week.
The managers of the county fair of
Spartanburg county are already handi
capped by having a big circus make
dates that will conflict with and detract
from the fair. No such mistake should
be made in Edgefield. Tho town au
thorities should be requested to issue no
licenses to shows of any kind that will
conflict with the county fair to be held
October to 25th to 28th.
A man in New York has been sen
tenced to the lockup for twenty-nine
days for stealing two subway tickers.
Had he stolen the entire subway sys
tem by some fraudulent manipulation
of its stock, as some 4'higher up" have
been known to do, this luckless fellow
would have gone scot free. In this
day of big things it does not pay to
steal little things.
? Upon his recent removal from Lau
rens to Greenwood, necessitating his
resignation as superintendent of the
Methodist Sunday school, in which ca
pacity he had served for 18 ye?rs, the
Hon. C. C. Featherstone was present
ed with a handsome Bible, in token of
appreciation of his faithful services. In
contrasting the beautiful life and char
acter of Mr. Featherstone with that of
the present chief executive of South
Carolina, it is difficult to say, with
Pope: "One truth is clear, Whatever is
Condemning Immoral Moving Pictures.
It is an encouraging sign of the times
to see how rapidly many of the leading
cities are passing ordinances prohibit
ing the exhibition of moving pictures
that are detrimental to the morals of
the community. As a wholesome and
pleasing pastime, mo^ g pictures of
the right kind should be encouraged,
but, on the other hand, such as are of
fensive to the moral sense of right
minded people should be severely con
demned and positively prohibited.
Certain New York film manufactur
ers, who recently in their eagerness to
gather in the shekels by, scattering
abroad over the country moving pic
tures obtained from the nosings of a
certain unfortunate southern young
woman, have doubtless been surprised,
as well as disappointed, to find that
the majority of $he American people,
particular y the southern people, still
have a quickened conscience.
"Sooner or Later."
In an editorial condemning shooting
among negroes of the county in which
it is published, an exchange makes the
"We warn the citizens of
county that unless some check is put j
upon the promiscuous shooting by ne
groes of each other, -r- county will
sooner or later have a hanging."
Although very generally used, both J
colloquially and in print, is it correct in
the foregoing sentence to use the word
"sooner"? Would it not be better to
say that "soon" or later there will be
a hanging, unless the shoo'.ing is check
ed? That-county may have a
hanging "soon" or later is within the
range of possibilities, but we do not
see how it can have one 'sooner" or[
Respectfully submitted to Brother
Wallace, of the Newberry Observer,
for a ruling. What he says upon such
matters is accepted by the members of
the FourflrEstate as being ex cath?dra. j
Vaccinated in Month.
For innovations and altogether new
sensations, Atlanta is especially noted.
A few days ago a young lady of that
city took from a drawer of the library
table what appeared to be an ordinary
tooth-pick and used the seemingly
harmless little implement in the ordi
Soon thereafter Tier mouth became
so much inflamed that a physician was
summoned, and after a thorough study
of the very unusual case he asked what
she had been using for a tooth-pick,
suspecting infection of some kind. The
young lady remembered that she had
used a tooth-pick in the library, which
was produced after a dilligent search.
Upon examination the physician found
that the "pick" was a vaccine point.
The vaccination "took" and the
young lady, in spite of her intense suf
fering, will have to be patient till it
runs its course.
Maine Remains Dry.
For many months the pioneer prohi
bition state has been the battleground
of the fiercest war ever waged between
the whiskey and anti-whiskey forces,
the fight having been precipitated by
the latter in the hope that . Maine
would swing back in the wet column.
While the election of September 11th
was carried by only a small majority
for retaining the prohibition clause in
the state constitution, yet an analysis
of the situation will show that it was
after all a decisive prohibition victory.
As th? whiskey interests of the
country at large were vitally concerned
as to the result of the election, they
gave every possible aid to that portion
I of the citizenship of Maine which was
endeavoring to overthrow prohibition
in Maine. For this reason the prohi
bitionists had to overcome not only the
whiskey advocates within their own
borders but the allied liquor forces of
the entire country. The fight was more |
than local which makes the victory for
prohibition all the more significant
Hosiery Mill a Necessity.
It appears now that the great furor
that has been raised about the hosiery
mill at the penitentiary has been
"much ado about nothing." From re
ports that were circulated, the mill was
represented as being a veritable hot
bed for disease germs, particularly
According to a report recently made
by the Richland county grand jury,
following a thorough investigation into
the conditions that obtain fa the peni
tentiary, tie number of deaths from
consumption from 1900 to 1005, inclu
sive, was 58; from 1905 to 1910 it was
22 and up to this time in 1911 only
three deaths have recurred from con
sumption andjtwo cf these had the di ?
ease when committed to the peniten
From the following paragraph taken
from the grand jury's report it ap
pears that the hosiery mill or some
kindred industrial enterprise is a neces
sity et the penitentiary:
"We find that many of the convicts
worked in the hosiery mill are those
who can not be worked either upon the
public highways or upon the State
farms, and we also find that quite a
number of convicts are sent to the pen
itentiary from the county jails and
chaingangs who are sick and frequent
ly horribly diseased and are unfit for
work on the county chain gang or else
Let these facts be called to mind next
summer should the penitentiary and
hosiery mill be referred to for political
purposes in the campaign.
Busy, Bustling Clark's Hill. Mr.
H. E. Bunch's Fine Farm.
Cotton is still being rapidly gath
ered, the dry weather being very
favorable for it. The ginneries are
kept busy, the store keepers equally
so, selling their goods, for in the
fall truly cotton is king, and all of I
his subjects hasten to do him'horn-j
Some fine crops are being made |
over on our side. Special mention
though must be made of the crop
of Mr. H. E. Bunch. He is confi
dent of making 75 bushels of corn
to the acre and will average about |
a bale of cotton to the acre. His I
wifeis equally as energetic as he
is himself. She has the care
of a larg? poultry farm. She has
hundreds of the beautiful "Yellow
Legs"-quite an enticing sight to
the lovers o? fried chicken. But in
the midst of their prosperity they I
are ever mindful that others may
have claims upon them. No deaf I
ear do they ever turn to an appeal
for aid. Their nurse strings are
open, also their hearts and home.
A short time ago they took an or
phan boy to care for him as if he j
were their own, and any one who j
has been fortunate enough to visit
at their home will know what that I
The colleges are still claiming,
their toll of our young men. Toes
day Tillman Sharpton and Lewis
Muldrow will leave, the former for
Atlanta to resume his medical
course, the latter for Spartanburg
where he matriculates at Wofford.
Mr. and Mrs. Rowland and fa mi
ly have returned to Augusta after |
spending the summer here. Mr.
Rowland has large planting inter
ests here, besides an extensive or
Mi. Wallace Fouchee of Green
wood has been down on a visit to
his brother, Mr. Ed Fouchee.
Mr. F. A. Sale is on a business
trip in Horry county.
Dr. Henry Bunch and his broth
er Mr. Austin Bunch, are guests of
their uncle, Mr. Ed Bunch. Dr.
Bunch will leave Wednesday for
thc Medical college.
Mrs. J. O. Marshall was a visitor I
A Store With
A Store With
:F0R EARLY FALL:
* Elegant Autumn Models for women and grown up misses.
Realizing how hard it is to get children's stylish headwear we
put forth an extra effort this see son and feel that we can show
you the best line of hats for little tots and larger children than
^ Tailored Skirts
A Splendid showing
in several colors and
Veils & Veiling
Ask to see the shetland
mesh and the new hair
strong makes. The
leading numbers are
black and white.
The ladies and misses are
now on display and the
Junior suits are on the
way. 'Tis our pleasure to
show them. They are styl
ish and decidedly smart,
yet not high priced.
in Clark's Hill last week.
Mrs. Mary Thurmond of Edge
field is the honored guest at her
grandson's Mr. G. O. Whatley.
A number of our girls have left
to take charge of schools. On Satur
day last Misses Lula Mckie and
Ellie Rich left, the former to take
charge of a school in Barnwell, and
the latter goe?? to Sumter.
(Continued from page 1.) . ,
and year at Clemson, and Mr. L. F.
Dorn will leave in a short time for
Mr. Ed Summerall, than whom
no finer spirited man ever lived, of
the Red Hill worshipped with us
yesterday. Mr. Summerall tells me
corn crop in his section, except
late corn, is poor, but cotton is an
News of the progress of west-side
fair, through Mr. W. W. Fowler
is encouraging. At a meeting of the
executive committee a few days ago,
it was resolved to secure a charter,
and form a joint stock company,
which is, in our judgment, a wise
decision. The matter was left in the
hands of Messrs. W. W. Fowler
and D. N. Dorn, who will push the
matter as rapidly as possible.
Miss Janie Bell Jaro from Cal
houn Falls is down on a pleasant
visit to her sister, Mrs. J. C. Stone.
Mr. D. A. Bell spent Sunday
with relatives and friends at Meri
Judge Abram Gilchrist spent
some time last week with his old
friend and relative, Mr. J. C. Mor
Two new buildings have gone up
in Parksville since my last,viz: The
new cotton seed warehouse of
Parks and Blackwell, and Mrs. Vir
ginia Stone's garage to house her
TheB. Y. P. U. last night was '
quite well attended, and the pleas
ing feature of the occasion was the '
welcoming into our midst Prof. }
West by the president, and his hear- 1
ty response, offering while in our 1
midst, to be helpful in anyway he
could for God and humanity.
Opening Exercises of The Plum ]
Branch High School. ]
The Plum Branch high school J
opened this morning with 53 pupils. 6
This is barely half the number that J
will be in attendance after the busy '
cotton picking season is over. The 1
session's work was launched with ap 1
propriate exercises in the presence ]
of the trustees and a number of pa- *
Prof. Norman Fender of Branch- j
ville is the principal for this session, 1
and he has associated with him Miss 1
Mae Roper of Edgefield in the in- J
termed,ate department, and Miss '
Elloree Anderson of Woodruff in
the primary department. This is the '
first year for Prof. Fender and Miss
Anderson, but Miss Roper has ]
taught acceptably here for two ses
sions previous to this. The commu
nity feels that it has an efficient
corps of teachers, and is expecting *
a thorough session's work. <
The high school department so- 1
licits the patronage of adjacent com- i
munities, and being managed by a t
full graduate of Furman University ?
the trustees feel that parents seek- i
ing high school training for their
children can do no better than io I
send them here. I
Death of Mr. Wood.
Mr. M. C. Wood died at his home
in the Red Hill section Sunday af
ternoon at three o'clock. He had
been a great Bufferer from rheuma
tism and partial paralysis. Mr.
Wood was in his 63rd year at the
time of his death. He was a member
of Red Hill church. The burial
took place Tuesday morning at ll
o'clock, the funeral being conduct
ed by his pastor, Rev. J. T. Little
Mr. Wood married Miss Fannie
Cheatham, who, with nine children
survives him. Having spent his
long life in the s?me section of our
county, Mr. Wood has a host of
friends who will greatly miss him.
May the Great Physician minister
to the bruised hearts . of the widow
ind fatherless children in the dark
[lour of bereavement.
I wish to inform my friends over
.he county that I am with Mr. J.
W. I Peak for the fall season and
mall be pleased to have them call
to see me. I will .take plea"',re in
serving them and showing every
courtesy possible. ?Make our store
your headquarters when in town.
Complete fall stock now on dis
play. Can satisfy your every need,
v Wm. A. Eubanks.
All persons indebted to the estate
di the late Thomas G. Smith will
make payment at once to the under
signed, and persons holding claims
igainst said estate must present
tame at once for payment to the un
lersigned or be debarred by law.
Joe S. Smith,
First Hobo-Strange how few of
mr youthful dreams come true,
Second Hobo-Oh, I doVt know.
[ remember how I once yearned to
vear long pants. Now I guess I
?rear them longer than most any
nan in the world.
Urged to Hold Cotton Seed.
To the Farmers' Union:- In our
,vork for the price of cotton we have
overlooked the ruinous prices that
lave been offered for cotton seed.
\t prices that 'hare prevailed we
mould use them for fertilizer rather
han sell. I have been informed, and
>elieve it to be reliable, that the
narket for cotton seed oil and by
products, and the price of meal,
vould warrant $28 to $39 per ton
Take care of your seed. Pick and
jin your cotton dry. Store the seed
n small piles well protected from
;he weather and do not sell any seed
ill the market advances considera
E. W. Dabbs,
Pesident S. C. State Fannel s' Union.
VOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDI
All persons having claims against
he estate of B. W. Bettis, deceas
ed, will present the same duly at
iested to B. E. Nicholson, Attor
ley, or to the undersigned adminis
tratrix, and all persons indebted to
laid estate will please make pay
nent to the same.
Mrs. Emma Bettis Mood,
Y. W. A. Meeting.
The Young Woman's Auxiliary met
at the home of our president, Miss
Eileen Ouzts, to whom we are very
grateful for her kind reception. The
program was interesting indeed. The
meeting began by singing hymn num
btr 663 in "The Gospel Hymns." The
program continued thus:
Scripture reading, Romans 6th chap
ter by the president.
Prayer by Bessie Woodson.
Reading by Josie Sheppard.
"Not Yours, But You," an instru
mental solo by Miriam Norris.
"Outlook for Home'Missions, " Read
ing by Mary Talbert
Report of the Trenton meeting by
Bessie Woodson. She spoke of the
"Standard of Excellence" which we
have a desire to come up to.
The collection was $2.85.
As the roll was called the girls ans
wered with the motto: "They that be
wise shall shine as the brightness of
firmament, and they that turn many to
righteousness as the stars for ever and
ar.d ever." The Y. W. A. song was
The meeting wa? dismissed with the
sword's prayer in concert.
Refreshments were served very
abundantly, consisting of fruit punch,
and several kinds of delightful cakes.
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"His yyfe is a business woman,
"What makes you say that?"
"She's installed a time clock in
the hall and he has to punch it when
he goes out nights and when he gets
back.-Detroit Free Press.
See our line of screen doors, win
dows, water coolers, steam cookers
and ice cream churns.-Stewart &
FOR THE BUSY DAYS ,
LUNCHEONS THAT ARE QUICKLY i
AND EA8ILY PREPARED.
Three Simple Yet Appetizing Menno
That the Housewife Will Be Quick
to See the Value of When
She ls Sewing.
Menu: Asparagus on toast, hot tea
biscuit marmalade and tea.
Use canned asparagus tips. Drench
thrm with cold water the moment the
eua ls opened; drain thoroughly in a
colander and warm in a double boiler ;
put in a little butter during the warm
ing and season to taste. Make a hard
toast of white bread, butter the slices,
and put the asparagus on top; set the
dish on a far part of the stove to keep
warm while the other things are ar
ranged. Get the baker's tea biscuit
of the evening before and rewarm
them In the oven, first brushing over
the tops with a little milk. There ls
an American marmalade-orange, of
course-that sells at 17 cento a Jax. It
Menu: Stewed kidneys and rice, raw
S tomatoes and chocolate eclairs and
The main dish can be warmed up to
advantage, so lt can be made the day
before. Ask the butcher for a fresh'
veal kidney, or six or eight fresh lamb
kidneys. Skin them and Boak^ln Ice
water and salt fer ten minutos. Cut
them In half-inch pieces, or smaller If
liked, and put them on In a cup and a
half of water to stow. If the kidneys
are not from a well-nourished animal
less water will be required, as this
absorbs the substance. Cook two
slices of onion with them and then
salt and pepper, letting them get per
fectly tender yet not mushy. Cook a
cupful of rice In a quart of water and
when half done drain lt through a col
ander, put it In a saucepan, set lt on
the back of the stove, and let it steam
half an hour more. On the sewing ~
day rewarm the kidneys In a little
butter, and steam the rice until the -
grains are separated; serve them on t
the same dish. The eclairs cost three I
. Menu: Baked beans, Boston brown ]
Leggets premier cheese
Premier asparagus points
Marrcaibo coffee, green
Golden Rio coffee, green
ixread and cocoa.
The canned kiana prepared with
ingar and tomatoes are line for thia
luncheon, while tilt little five and tea
Dent cones of brown bread ?old br tho
baker can be made to take tb? place
ot the home-made article. ;
Pot the closed bean can tn ona door
ble boiler, and the bread la another
and let them both get steaming* hot
Serve on piping hot plates,-and if pos
sible provide sweet butter for thm
bread. For a single person, this lunch*
eon, which ls the most substantial
that can be had, will cost Just IS coate
-Ave for the been*, Are tor bread
and two fer cocoa.
Torn the contenta o? a half potad
can of salmon into a bowl. Crelo oil
aa much of the oil aapoaalble ead rej
move all bits of bone and pieces qt
skin. Then rob fine with a fork and
beat In the yolks of four eggs, half af
cup of mashed potatoes, a .tablespoon!
of cream, and salt and pepper to taataj
Make into balls the sise of a amal aw
pie Dip first in beaten egg, then hf
fine cracker crumbs, and again la
egg and fry In deep bolling hot fal
a delicate brown. If thoroughly
these will be very light and fluffy,
nish with watercress or parsley,
kind of cold cooked fish may be
in the same way and will maka
equally delici?os dish. , .
Roast Wild Goose.
Wash In at least three waters}
Inside a ta bl ea poon ' of soda; M
stand two hours. To make a draaafuf
nae the inside of a loaf of bread ead
the croats dried In the oren until
they can be rolled. Season with
Worcestershire, tabasco, -paprika
black pepper and salt; pat throes!
grinder small carrot, green pepper^
three pieces of celery, parala/, foci
medium stied onions; mix witt
crumbs, add saga? thyme and beaten
egg. Fill goose. Put stripe of pori
on top, baate with Madeira wise and]
I roast one and a half hours.
50 dozen ladies pure silk hose at
?5 cents a pair, which is to your in
erest ta look at them, elsewhere
lot less than 75 cents a pair.
C. H. Schneider,
."Text to Ed ge fi eld Mercantile Co.
ch md Co,