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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,1911
Mr. Oxner Injured in Cotton
Gin. Confederate Monu
ment to be Erected, on
Miss Daisy \ Brockenton, of
Winnsboro, is the euest of Mrs. J.
Mrs. Annie Parker Easterling
spent the latter part of the week
with Mrs. M. T. Turner. She h*s
been summering in the mountains
of North Carolina and was return
ing to her home in Aiken.
Mrs. A. P. Lewisx Miss Weinona
Lewis and Miss Lucile Mobley spent
a few days of the past week in Au
Mrs. M. R. Wright entertained
the Pi Tau club on Wednesday af
ternoon, and the members spent a
pleasant afternoon with her.
The monument the D. of C. will
erect to the Confederate dead is to
be placed on Main street, on the
square the town a few years ago
started to beautify for a small park.
It is near the railroad and the com
pany has agreed to fence it in, and
will probably assist in other ways.
The cornerstone is to be laid Octo
ber 10th, with Dr. S. C. Mitchell,
of Columbia university, as speaker
of the occasion. The services will
begin at ll o'clock and the Masons
will take part. Among the articles
to go in the receptacle of the cor
nerstone are a history of the Mary
Ann Buie chapter, Mis* Buie's pic
ture, the names of the ollicers of the
chapter, newspapers, otc. During
the day, dinner will be served by
the D. of C., at a convenient place
for all who should wish to patron
Mrs. G. B. Merritt and children,
have returned to Augusta after a
visit to Mrs. T. W. Lott.
Mr. Luther Lott, of Americus,
Ga., spent last week here.
Miss Eva Watt, of Columbia, has
been the guest of Miss Flora Ken
Mrs. Irwin has returned to Green
ville, after a two weeks' visit to her
cousin, Mrs. Wm. Lee Coleman.
Mesdames F. A. Tompkins and
F. S. Jefferson spent last week with
their sister, Mrs. J. K. Allen, at
Mrs. B. L. Allen is at home from
a two weeks' stay in Atlanta.
Mr. Luther Oxner, a former resi
dent, was badly hurt in a cotton gin
at his home near Hephzibah, Ga.,
on Saturday, and was brought up to
the Augusta hospital for medical
attention. Dr. C. F. Strother, his
uncle, w.s telegraphed to meet them
at the hospital and left on the even
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tompkins,
and Miss Fannie Tompkins, of
Edgefield, were guests of friends
here on Saturday.
Miss Josephine Mobley is at home
from a visit to Hawkinsville and
Mr. Bartow Walsh, of Sumter, is
here for a few days.
Miss Maud Pliant'and Mr. Cleve
land Derrick were married on Sun
day afternoon at the Baptist par
sonage by Dr. W. S. Dorset, the
marriage being witnessed by a few
of their intimate friends. After the
ceremony, the happy pair went to
4? We want c
the home of the bride's parents,
who reside in the Philippi section.
Mr. Derrick is of the firm of Der
rick Bros. cf this place.
Dr. W. S. Dorset will preach on
Sunday morning in the Edgefield
Mrs. Isaacs, of Allendale, has
been visiting Mrs. F. G. Long.
Mrs. Horace Wright has returned
to her home in Georgetown, after
a visit to relatives here.
Mesdames M. T. Turner, O. D.
Black. Miss Zena Payne and Mr.
Howard Payne, visited Meeting
Street the first of the week.
Miss Nina Ouzts has gone to
Rock Hill, where she is musical in
structo:' in the school.
Rev. P. D. Risinger, a former
pastor of the Lutheran church,visit
ed here last week.
Miss Elliett Hardy has gone to
Knoxville, Tenn., to take a course
at the University of Tennessee.
Orphanage Work Day.
For the last few years the various
orphanages of the state have united
in asking the good people of the
state to give the proceeds of one
day's lar )r to the orphans. The last
Saturday in September has been set
apart as "Work Day," and all, both
grown people and children, who
feel interested in helping the or
phans are asked to give that day's
labor or income to the orphanage
of their choice. There are about 250
orphans at Thornwell Orphanage,
(Pres) Clinton; almost as many at
Connie Maxwell (Bap.), Greenwood,
S. C.; 225 at Epworth Orphanage
(Meth.), Columbia, S. C.; 60 at the
Church Home (Episcopal) York
ville, S. C.
These orphan children are being
clothed, fed ana educated entirely
by the gifts of the people, and it is
earnestly hoped that a liberal res
ponse will be made to this appeal.
Let none fail to send the wages or
income of one day's labor to the
orphanage of his choice. Make re
mittances by check, P. O. money
order or by express to either of the
four orphanages named below.
Dr. J. F. Jacobs,
Rev. A. T. Jamison,
Rev. W. E. Whorton,
The Church Home.
Harry's School Marks.
Harry's mother talked to him
lone: and earnestly about the poor
marks he had been getting in his
work at school. She painted in al
luring colors the career of the little
boy who studies his lessons and
gains the love and respect of his
teachers. She wentuven further. She
promised him that if he got good
marks she would give him a whole
dime all for his own. Harry seemed
That afternoon he returned from
school fairly dancing with joy.
"O, mother/' he shouted, 'I got
"Harry!" cried the delighted
mother. She hugged him and kissed
him and petted him and-gave him
"?nd what did you get 100 in?"
she finally asked.
"In two tLings," replied Harry
without hesitation. "I got 4 0 in
reading: and 60 in spellin.' "
)ur customers to kn
pened we have insta
s and we are now p
on brought to us v
aiting they have be
in the past. Wo <
quick service and
as any ginnei
PAY YOU TH
ET PRICE FOR
Yours for quick se:
G. & A. RAILROAD.
Grading on the Proposed Green
ville and Augusta Railroad
The Greenville News of last Fri
day contained the following account
of the beginning of actual grading
uf the Greenville ?fe Augusta rail
road 13 miles below Greenville:
"The Greenville and Augusta
railroad is the name of the new
road which it ia proposed to build
from Greenville to Augusta, Ga.,
and for the immediate construction
of which work was begun yesterday
some 13 miles below the city. A
large force of hands was put to
work clearing off the old roadbed
of the Carolina, Knoxville and
Western which will be used most of
"The proposed route of the road
is from Greenville to Ware Shoals,
Greenwood, Ninety-six, and either
Johnston or Edgefield to Augusta.
In addition to the force of laborers
who began work yesterday after
noon, some 13 miles below the city,
a party of 11 engineers and assist
ants started surveying for the road
a short distance south of the city.
This party will continue the survey
over the entire route from Green
ville to Augusta.
"For some time past the con
struction of this railroad from
Greenville to Augusta has been
talked in business circles of the city,
but nothing of a definite nature was
heard until information was received
Wednesday to the effect that the
secretary of state had commissioned
the Greenville and Augusta Con
struction Company, which firm is
composed of those who propose to
build the road. The announce
ment from persons interested in the
construction of the road that work
was begun yesterday at two points
on the road, and coupling this with
the fact that the construction com
pany was chartered, is sufficient to
show that those interested are go
ing to construct the road.
"The directors of the new road
are: From Greenville, Messrs. |
Henry Briggs, J. P. Charles, and ,
Frank Hammond; from New York,
Messrs. J. C. Fossett and Harry
"It was stated last night that the (
company had made all necessary fi- 1
nancial arrangements for pushing
the construction of the road and
that from now on the work will bo 1
"In this morning's News will be 1
seen the announcement that sub
scription books for the stock of the !
road will soon be opened in this 1
"Mr. J. P. Charles, one of the '
directors of the road, said last night 1
that those interested in the road 1
were now busily engaged in getting !
the rights of way. Up to this time ;
they have had little difficulty in se
curing the rights of way along the
Just received about 200 Ladies
Skirts in all colors. Prices very
low. Give us a trial before buying
elsewhere. C. H. Schneider, next
to Edgefield Mercantile Company. 1
>oo oooooooooooooooo oooooooj
ow that since the I
died new and larg-1
?repared to gin all j
without the long!
en accustomed to I
ian give you asl
I as large turnout
y in the State.
Senator Tillman Will Be Candi
date For Fourth Term.
Seems Not Disturbed by
Senator Tillman spent Wednea
day in Columbia on personal bnsi
ness, passing most of the time
his friend, Br. Babcock. He return
ed to his home at Trenton on
afternoon train and Carried
bim two real pitchforks.
The senator bought the pitch
forks ap town and had them
down to the onion station for him
it train time. They were wra
ap in paper until they, were
ognisable, and when he told D
Babcock what was in tbe bundle
doctor insisted they ought to be un
wrapped and carried openly by
senator, so the papeV was taken
ind Pitchfork Ben toted the two
pitchforks home on t^e train with
jut any concealment." Two of the
senator's friends Congressman Lever
ind Mr. R.I. Manning, happened to
be present and assisted in the open
lng up of tho characteristic pack
ige. It was seen thai the tines were
tipped with gold an<j. the senator
was twitted about hoisting the gold
standard, against which he used to
proclaim eloquently in the days of
16 to 1 or bust." ifi
WUl Be in Race.
But the senator Ss very much
more interested these-dayS in pitch
forks agricultural than .pitchforks
political. The news tt?at there will
be at least one candidate to oppose
him for re-election, 0oL W. J. Tal
bert, does not seem to .have disturb
ed him at all. Senator Tillman ex
neets to stand for re-election. He al
so expects to make a^ least- a few
speeches, if his healthf'Js; no worse
than it is now, and if he is better
he may make a good many speeches
The senator enjoys meeting th'e peo
ple and only the strict Orders of his
physician and of Mrs. ?fllman, who
bas always been his clnef adviser,
bave prevented him from going
iround more this summer. It is his
determination to offs? ?iqr a fourth
term' in the senate. Thatlnay be set
down as certain.
His Fourth Term.
If Senator Tillman is re-elected,
or renominated in the 1912 prima
ry, he will on the 4th of March,
1913, begin his fourth term as sena
tor from South Carolina. Having
Berved as governor from 1891 to
1895, he was first elected to the
senate in 1894 to succeed Gen. M.
C. Butler and took his seat on 4th
of March, 1895. He was re-elected
in 1900 and again in 1906, both
times without opposition. Col. W.
Jasper Talbert, formerly congress
man, has announced he will be a
candidate for senator next year, no
matter who else runs. Governor
Blease has announced that he will
be a candidate for senator if Sena
tor Tillman is not in the race; other
wise he will seek re-election as gov
Petit Jury, First Week October
J R Moss, Trenton; John Teague,
Trenton; P J Coleman, Trenton; J
L Scott, Wards; T" W Stevens, Col
liers; J R Strother, Moss; W H
Dorn, Pickens; C E Holston, Mo
doc; W W Reese, Modoc; T E
Lamb, Wise; H C Barrett, Farks
ville; Tillman Carver, Wards; T M
Quarles, Red Hill; H C Miller,
Trenton; N M Jones, Pickens; Ed
Reynolds, Plum Branch; J W
Kemp, Wise; L C Hammond, Col
liers; J W Hudson, Meriwether; W
E Whatley, Talbert; D D Brunson,
Moss; P P Doolittle, Talbert; A M
Clark, Johnston; B R Smith, Pick
ens; W R Parks, Modoc; J A Ham
ilton, Collins; O A Kinnaird, Elm
wood; J D May, Piokens; L M
Clark, Johnston; J R Bodie, Plum
Branch; J L Reardon, Elmwood; B
T Boatwright, Wards; G P Park
man, Modoc; N D Robertson, Pick
ens; R D Seigler, Talbert.
"In plowing broom8edge for corn
next year will it be best to turn it
under green or wait till winter and
burn off the grass?" Never burn
anything that you can rot in the
land. I would turn the broomsedge
early in the fall after the nights
get cool, and would harrow in a
good coat of lime, say 25 bushels an
acre. Then do not re-plow in the
spring, for the sedge rots slowly,
but disk it deeply in preparing for
Her Future Husband--I'm afrait
our wedding trip will take all the
cas*h I've saved up.
Mrs. Reno-Freed (cheeringly)
Never mind, dear. A wedding trip
only happens onco in three or four
Negro Killed. Beautiful Mar
riage of Miss Parks and
Mr. Drennan. Town of
A homicide occurred last Friday
on the place of Col. W. J. Talbert,
William Freeman beiug killed by
Mr. Perry Brown. It seems that the
negro and Mr. Brown had an alter
cation, and the facts brought out at
the inquest showed the negro to
have four gunshot wounds, and Mr.
Brown one in the left arm. The
jury's verdict was that deceased
came to his death by gun shot
wound at the hands of Perry Brown.
A marriage of more than ordina
ry interest took place at Red Hill,
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn officiating,
the contracting parties being Miss
Sallie Parks, our beloved and effi
cient post mistress at this place and
Mr. Harvy Drennan of Verdery.
Miss Sallie is the accomplished
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
H. Parks, who has had chai ge of
our post office for several years, and
by her kindness and consideration
for the patrons of the office has won
the affection of all, even to our lit
tle tots, and lastly but not leastly
has won the affections of Mr. Dren
nan, a prepossessing young man,
who is in the employ of the C. &
W. C. railroad, as night operator
at Woodlawn, S. C. We wish them
a long life and much usefulness,
which alone brings happiness;
Mr. Geo. Edmunds of Georgia
came over last week to see his broth
er of our town, Mr. R. N. Edmunds.
The two brothers went to Abbeville
Wednesday to see their brother
Charlie, whom. we reported some
time since as badly hurt in an auto
mobile wreck. They think Charlie
is doing as well as could be expect
ed from a broken limb.
Miss Martha Dorn came home
Friday last after a month's sojourn
in Spartan burg, bringing with her,
her sister, Mrs. Geo. Bussey and
husband, Mr. Joseph Bussey. Mr.
Bussey returned yesterday, but Mrs.
Bussey will spend a fortnight with
her mother, Mrs- L._F. JQpjrjn.^
Mrs. Hattie Ridleho?ver also re
turned from Spartanburg Sunday,
where she had been some days in
attendance upon her sick son, Mr.
Joe Blackwell, who has been quite
sick with typhoid fever. Mr. Black
well has suffered a relapse, and
Mrs. Ridlehoover reports him in a
An election was held in Modoc
Saturday, which has recently been
incorporated, which resulted in the
election of Mr. J. Morgan Reese
as Intendant. We have not learned
the names of the four wardens. We
most respectfully pull our hat to
Rev. O. N. Rountree preached a
most practical and helpful sermon
in our Methodist church Sunday
from the words: "I am not ashamed
of the gospel of Christ, which is the
power of God unto salvation to
every one who believeth."
The colored Ipeople of Shady
Grove Baptist church are on thc
alert to capture blind tiger liquor.
On last Sunday they captured Mil
ledge Atkinson, who had in his pos
session several quarts of booze,
with which he was making merry
on the church grounds. They turned
the liquor over to Magistrate Bai
ley, refusing as is the custom now
a-days to compromise the case for
love or money. Hurrah for the col
ored people who want to put down
the blind tiger. The credit for
catching Milledge is given Frank
Parksville lodge, A. F. M., hald
its regular meeting last Saturday
night at which time Mr. Robert
Price took the entered apprentice
degree. The visitors were Mr. But
ler Minor from Caldwell and Mr.
Erv Holmes from Concordia of
your town. More Anon.
Feed the Colt.
If the colt makes half its growth
in weight the first year of its life,
and if young animals made the
cheapest gains, both of which are
well established facts, then it seems
quite certain that it will pay to
feed the colt liberally during its
early life. If feed is scarce or high
priced and you must withhold feed
at any time, do it after the colt is
18 months of age. It is false econ
omy to starve the colt at any time,
but it is simply folly to begrudge
tho young growing colt under a
year old all the good feed it will
Customer-Do you keep fountain
Smart Clerk-No sir; we sell
Customer-Not always. You will
keep the one you might have sold
rae but fqr being too smart. Good
Corn Contest Judges.
The editor of the Advertiser has
appointed the following committees
of judges for the corn contest, the
first named being requested to act
Philippi: J. H. A. Williams,
Henry W. Yonce, and Avory
Wofford: A.A. Gilchrist J.D.
Hughey and J. W. Morgan.
Horn's Creek: S. B. Mays, L. Y.
Bryan and P. F. Ryan.
Harmony: F. M. Warren, H. W.
Dobey and Luther Watson.
Johnston: W. T. Walton, M. W.
Clark and Y. May.
Waycross: M. A. Watson, John
Galloway and J. L. Morgan.
Meeting Street: J. C. Lowrey,
J. C. Buzzard and W. S. Logue.
Collier: J. L. Miller, T. E. Mil
ler and Oliver Prince.
Red Hill: J. E. Johnson, R. M.
Johnson and C. M. Melliohamp.
Cleora: C. M. Williams, P. W.
Cheatham and W. P. Branson.
McKendree: S. T. Williams, J.
Whit Dorn and W. E. Turner.
Clark's Hill: W. S. Middleton,
W. H. Ryan and J. W. Johnston.
Trenton: J. H. Courtney, J. M.
Swearingen and D. R. Day.
Pleasant Lane: G. M. Timmer
man, J. B. Pardue and Brooks
South Johnston: J. W. Hardy,
J. C. Berry and W. P. Johnston.
Elmwood: J. T. Ouzts, S. N.
Timmerman and James De Yore.
How to Destroy Weevils in Corn
Weevil-infested corn can be suc
cessfully fumigated in air-tight
boxes or corn bins by using carbon
bisulphide, a clear, foul-smelling
liquid, which evaporates rapidly
when exposed in shallow dishes.
The fumes are 2.63 times heavier
than air, consequently in use the
liquid should be exposed on tye top
of the corn, letting the heavy fumes
settle, as they will in air-tight space.
The difficulty of this treatment lies
in confining the fumes long enough
to kill tLe weevils. It is difficult
even in closely constructed grain
bins, and practically juiggjfag&le in
the ordinary rcorn cribo ^Jp^ois
than air, ar^ nevertheless, rapidly
diff usable and will escape through
the smallest cracks.
The temperature at the time of
fumigation is a very important
item, and on it. much of the suc
cess or failure depends. Experi
ments by Hinds and Turner of
Alabama showed that fumigation
with carbon bisulphide at a tem
perature of 65 degrees F. was sel
dom successful. Their experiments
conducted in a perfectly air-tight
box, showed that 7i pounds evapo
rated in 1,000 cubic feet of space,
and confined for 24 hours, would
kill 100 per cent of the weevils at a
temperature of 60 degrees F., but
at a temperature of lsss than 50 de
gress only about 80 to 85 per cent
of the weevils stages were killed.
At a temperature of 70 degrees, or
higher, it was fond that 5 pounds
of carbon bisulphide to 1,000 cubic
feet, for about 24 hours, was effec
tive in an exceptionally tight com
A second treatment following in
about ten days after the lirst, is ad
vis? b!e, and necessary for thorough
results. Some of the imbedded
eggs and larvae will always escape,
although it is known that the fumes
penetrate and reach the larvae in
the kernels better than one would
I have tried this treatment in a
large corn jrib ( room really) where
the sides were matched boards and
cleated on the outside. The top of
the corn was covered with heavy
blankets and sacks, held in place
with boards. A tarpaulin would
have been better. The results were
poor, but the day was cold, less
than 50 Negress, probably, and I
have not had a chance to repeat the
experiment in the summer.
The above statements, pro and
con, are given for the benefit of the
farmer who wants to know the
facts, the difficulties and the possi
bilities, of successfully fumigating
The cost is not great, compared
to the value of the corn. Carbon
bisulphide bought at the drug stores
will cost 30 cents a pound or more.
They sell a pure grade that is ex
pensive. A cheap grade-fully as
good for fumigation-can be pur
chased from wholesale dealers.
Due precaution should be ob
served in the handling of this ar
ticle for it is both inflamable and
explosive to a certain extent The
container must be kept tightly
closed or the liquid will all evapo
rate, and in a short time.
For small quantities of cowpeas,
beans, wheat, or other grains, one
teaspoonful of carbon bisulphide to
to one cubic foot should be used
without making any allowance for
thc space occupied by the contents.
Excellent Sermon and Large
Congregation. Urges the
Observance of Work Day
for the Orphanage
Yesterday we had a good service
and a nice coagregstion at Antioch.
Mr. Littlejohn preached another one
of his good sermons from the text,
"Doth Not Wisdom Cry? And un
derstanding put forth her voice,"
Proverbs 8:1. He is always foll of
spiritual uplift to the listening ear,
impressing upon ns the fact that
we are all endowed with a certain
amount of wisdom and it is a duty
we owe to both God and man to use
Mrs. Lucy Talbert who has been
spending sometime with Miss Ellie
Miras has returned to her home in
the Collier section.
Mrs. J. M. Miller and her two
little girls are spending this week
at her mother's Mrs. S. D. Jones.
Mrs. Sallie Eubauks has been
quite sick for the past week, but is
Miss Sallie Hammond from Col
liers is the guest of Miss Alma
Misses Eugenia Mims and Corne
lia Corley will leave us this week
for the S. C. C.I.
We regret that Mr. and Mrs.
Lambert Hopkins who have been
making their home with their
daughter, Mrs. B. F. Glanton, will
leavens this week for-Augusta,
where they will permanently re
Miss Leila Kemp is expected to
visit among us this week. *
As next Saturday will be "Work
Day" for the Orphanage all over
the State, our Superintendent re
quests that the entire Sunday School
put forth a hard da'ys work for the
orphans, realising in as much as
we do it unto the least of these, we
do it unto Him who Gareth for
Program For Quarterly Meeting.
The members of ?die Farmers Un
ion of ^Edgefield county will hold
their quarterly meeting at Edgefield
Saturday, October 7th, 1911.
ll a. m. Meeting called to order
1st topic: Marketing of cotton,
Hon. T. H. Rainsford.
Sud topic: Purchasing and use of
fertilizers, B. R. Smith.
3rd topic: Summer and winter le
gumes, S. T. Morgan.
4th topic: Preparation of the
soil, J. H. Courtney.
5th topic: Live stock on the farm,
Hon. W. R. Parks.
All members are expected to take
part in discussing these subjects.
The committee will make an
effort to secure one or more speak
ers from the department of agricul
P. N. Lott,
Will Observe Orphanage Work
Mr. J. W. Cheatham has thirty
odd bales of cotton open and,
through the superintendent, Mr. W.
B. Cogburn, has invited the mem
bers of the Baptist Sunday school
to come out to his field to piok cot
ton next Saturday, the day set apart
as orphanage work day. Mr. Cheat
ham will not only send two large
wagons in for the children but has
offered a prize to the boy who picks
the most cotton. Hon. J. C. Shep
pard, has offered a prize to the little
girl who excels in picking and Mr.
Cogburn will give "a prize to the
lady whose basket contains the
most cotton when weighing time
arrives in the afternoon. A picnic
dinner will be provided and the day
will be very pleasantly spent. It is
understood that the entire proceeds
of the day's labor will be sent to
the orphans at Greenwood.
Card of Thanks.
We take this means of thanking
our friends and neighbors for their
kindness during the recent illness
and death of Mrs. Hammond. We
shall never cease to appreciate these
kindly ministrations during our
very trying experience. We hope
some day to be able to reciprocate
in some way.
James Hammond and children.
"Mary," said her father, "hope
you won't encourago'young Twillim
in his attentions. I fear he is too
"Oh, father, he isn't going at all.
I yawned a dozen times last night
before he took the hint"-Birming
ham, Ala., Herald.
The newest styles in skirts-beau
tiful selection any price at