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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER II, 1911
Good Collection For Orphans.
Delegates Elected to Mis
sionary Convention. U.
D. C Meeting.
The news of the death of Mrs.
E. J. Mims was received here with
sorrow, and the sympathy of many
po out to the grieved ones. She was
a lovable Christian woman, and has
passed into the reward of the ser
vant of God.
On account of the very inclement
weather of last Sunday, October
1st, the Orphanage Day collection
was not taken at the Baptist Sunday
school, the superintendent stating
that it? would be done the Sunday
following. The collection taken
amounted to $82.02, which was a
total of all classes. The class of Mr.
Wm. Lee Colemen leads giving
The new century club held a very
interesting meeting with Miss Edith
Coleman ,on last Tuesday afternoon.
The course of study for the winter
months was decided upon, the first
set of books to be ordered immedi
ately. Final arrangements were
made for the banquet of Thursday
evening at Turner Hall, which
promises to most enjoyable. A
four course * supper will be served,
and several coasts arc arranged for.
The next meeting will be with Miss
Zena Payne, and Miss Clara Sawyer
will be instructor for the afternoon
lesson. During the social half hour
Miss Coleman served ices and
Dr. B. F. Landrum is a constant
visitor here from Florence.
Congressman J.* F. Byrnes, of
Aiken, spent Saturday and Sunday
Mrs. Norris' millinery opening
was held on Thursday and Friday
of the past week and during both
days there was a constant stream of
feminine humanity going to view
the lovely creations. The shapes and
styles aro decidedly new and varied
this season, and the new colors are
Mrs. Maggie Hill of Edgefield
been visiting Mrs. Willie Tomp
Mesdames M. T. Turner, C. F.
Pechman, Miss Zena Payne and
Messrs. J. Howard Payne and Wal
lace Turner, spent Friday in Au
gusta, going through in an automo
Rev. Isla Johnson and family of
Grantville visited the home of
Mr. J. P. Johnson last week.
Mrs. Walter Addison and lier son,
Rev. Perrin Cogburn, visited the
former's sister dnri ug the past week.
Rev. Hamlin Etheredge, of Co
lumbia, gave his lecture on the
"Passion Play," on last Tuesday
evening at the Methodist church.
He spent the summer in the old
country, and attended the play dur
ing his stay. His descriptions were
splendid, and. all felt indebted to
him for having had the benefit of
some of his travels. For several
years Mr. Etheredge's home was
near here, and he was an attendant
at the high school at one time, and
his hearers listened to him with
Mrs. Hines, of Petersburg, Va.,
is the guest of Mrs. Peter Eppes.
Miss Louise Stebbins has returned
to Augusta, after a visit to the Mis
Mr. O. D. Black Bpent Saturday,
and Sunday at Anderson with his
brothers, Messrs. J. M. aud J. T.
The first meeting of the fall for
the D. of C. was held on Wednes
day afternoon with Mrs. H. W.
Crouch with a very large attend
ance, the membership now number
ing 57. Much business was transact
ed, and arrangements were made
for the flower show, which will be
during the first of the month of No
vember. At the conclusion of the
meeting the hostess ser\ed ice
cream with cake.
Visitors to Augusta during the
week were Mesdames F. M. War
ren, J. L. Walker, J. A. Dobey, J.
M. Wright, Wm. Toney, S. H.
Toney and Miss Rhett Warren.
Mr. Albert Dozier has returned
from Charlotte, N. C.
Mr. Wm. Cox has returned from
a several months stay in Savannah,
Miss Mary Buckalou has returned
to Texa s, after a visit to her aunt
Mrs. J. A. Lott
Little Marguerite, the daughter
of Mr. Manning Simmons, has been
confined to her bed for several
weeks with acute rheumatism in the
Delegates from here to attend the
state W. M. IL, at Anderson, in
November are, Mrs. M. T. Turner,
delegate, Mrs. S. J. Watson, alter
nate, from the woman's missionary
society; from the Y. W. A., Miss
Zena Payne, delegate, Miss Beulah
Dr. Olin Sawyer, of Georgetown,
has been here for a few days.
Mesdames P. N. Lott and Albert
Dozier have gone to Eton, Ga., to
visit the former's daughter, Mrs.
List of Premiums to be Award
ed at Floral Fair.
1st $3.00 for the best exhibit of
eight cut blooms each a different
variety. $2.00 for second best in
2nd $2.00- for best exhibit of four
finest variety of white. $1.00 for
second best in this collection.
3rd $1.00 for finest collection of
pink, 50 cents for second best.
4th $1.00 for finest collection of
yellow. 50 cents for second best.
5th $1.00 for finest collection of
red. 50 cents for second best.
Cth $1.00 for finest single white.
25 cents for second best.
7th 5o cents for finest single
pink. 25 cents for second best.
8th 50 cents for finest single yel
low. 25 cents for second best.
9th 50 cents for finest two on one
stem. 25 cents for second best.
10th $1.00 for finest collection of
roses. 50 cents for second best.
11th $1.00 for finest collection of
dahlias. 50 cents for second best.
12th $1.00 for prettiest design
made of chrysanthemums.
13th $2.00 for finest fern of any
We sell the Vendor porch shade
or screen-just the thing you need
to make your porch comfortable in
the afternoon. Edgefield Mercan
>ur customers to kn
pened we have insta
s and we are now p:
on brought to us w
aiting they have be(
in the past. Wo c
quick service and
as any ginner
PAY YOU TH
ET PRICE FOR
Yours for quick ser
Cotton Picked at Night Hay
Being Harvested. Box For
The Orphanage at
This morning as we sit by a fire
we are forced to realize that winter
is indeed approaching. Last week
was fine for gathering and almost
everybody, not only made hay
while the san shone, bat plucked
the fleecy staple as if expectant of
bad weather of some kind. Some of
the colored people even picked cot
ton at night inithe moon light.
Many are wondering as to the
origin of a kind of worm that is
eating all the leaves from the cotton
stalks. Had|they arrived two months
earlier probably no cotton at all
would have been made.
Weare sorry to report there
lapse and continued illness of Mrs.
Mr. Henry Smith who has been
working with Mr. Frank West is
quite sick at his home at Red Hill.
Mrs. Joe Hamilton is also on the
Miss Marguerite Glanton is visit
ing her aunt, Mrs E.. J. Mandy,
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Glanton, also
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jones, made a
business trip to Augusta last week.
The ladies of the missionary so
ciety are preparing a nice box of
winter clothing for one of the little
boys at Connie Maxwell Orphanage.
Little James Talbert, the two
year* ld son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester
Talbert, who has been offlioted with
infantile paralysis ever since June
doesn't impiove very much. His
anxious parents are in hopes tnat
cold weather will enable bim to
gain some strength in his limbs.
The people of this section aro
looking forward to the county fair.
Some are getting up exhibits and all
expect to attend.
To substantiate the idea that
whatever is new, novel, thrilling,
bewildering, educating and interest
ing, The Mighty Haag Shows htvej.
first. Mr. Hagg has secured under
enormous expense the celebrated
king of the air, Mons, Di'Fauhlam
and his world famous aeroplane
"Meteor." Mons. Di'Pauhlam has
had all F"rance at his feet since his
successful flights with the "Meteor."
He is to-day the only undisputed
equal of the celebrated Wright
Bros. Mons. Di'Pauhlam will posi
tively demonstrate with the Mighty
Haag shows at Edgefield, October
He Had The Size.
The young man was trying to se
lect a jeweled belt for the young
lady to whom he was engaged.
1 What size do you wish, sir?"
asked the salesgirl.
The prospective bridegroom blush
ed and stammered, "Really, I don't
know." Then a thought struck him.
"Lend me your tape measure," he
The measure was handed to him
and he laid it cn the inside of his
arm, from shoulder to wrist. Twen
ty inches, please," he said with de
ow that since the
lied new and larg
repared to gin all
ithout the long
?n accustomed to
an give you as
as large turnout
y in the State.
Cotton Attacked Jby Worms.
Supervisor Welfe Doing
Some Excellent Work
Please allow me ;tiBreproduoe in
your excellent paperwait Dr. C. C.
Brown of Sumter samlb last week's
Baptist Courier about making ene
mies as follows:
"The enemies we owe. We are |
just bound to make a<Bjw of these,
as we go along through the world;
bat we ought to. bag&ery careful
about our creations ma this line. I
have made a few enemies of whom
I am veiy p/oud. I hay met a man
who tried to snub mSH?? a woman
too, once), and 1 welbon my way.
feeliag as if I had bcoome a mem
ber of some royal hollie. When a
man makes an enemy ;.w doing and
saying right, he has alright to be
proud of the job. Abraham made
enemies along the Jordan valley,
Daniel made enemierafr Babylon,
and the Lord made ejkmies in Je-1
rusalem. I am sometimes glad I am
in the same business. i??? yet, you
and I must be very careful lest we
make some by morely flunking we
are right- Our thoughts about
policy does not change its nature.
But if we say the right thing, and
some one falls out with us, iet us
rejoice that we are allowed to suffer
for righteousness sake, and go on
about ou;- business, while the hea
then rage, and the people imagine]
a vain thing."
I called a few days ago to see |
Mr. Charlie J. Holmes, who has j
been a shut-in for 4 or 5 years on
account of paralysis. Holmes
though chained to his room, is quite
cheerful and talked interestingly
about ithe topics of hip day. He
keeps an open house, andj^C?lways
glad to see his many frfetds who
call to see him. His loveland devo
tion to his good mother imperfectly
beautiful. We n2ver do, ppr ought
any of his friends ever Jut lose an
opportunity 1? call to see Hm? when ?
it is convenient to do
The cotton, leaf caterpillar has
reached Park BY il le. I noticed fields
just below the town, that are liter
ally riddled with them, but I think I
the pest bas put in his appearance!
too late to do any real harm.
The cotton, the cotton. I don't)
think I ever saw so many white j
fields. I noticed fields in the Reho
both section, as well as this com
munity a few days ago, out of
which nota boll of cotton had been
picked, and the pickers are scarce.
Supervisor Wells with his force
of road builders are camped near
Parksville. Messrs. Sawyer, Walker,
Prince and Broadwater seem to be
the right men in the right place to
push the work. But allow me to add
parenthetically, that the legislature
has failed to put the means within
the reach of supervisor Wells to en
able him to cover the entire county
of 18 hundred miles of public roads
in one year. In my judgment the
county needs 3 squads and 3 ma
chines, as capable and efficient as
Capt. Sawyer, stationed in the
different sections of the county in
order to keep, grade and widen our
roads. Away with this penny wise
pound foolish" policy of keeping
our roads because it is false econo
Miss Linie Seigier of our town
has been quite sick, but we hope
We are sorry to report the con
tinued sickness of Mrs. Geo. Wood.
The family have all been down with
measles, but we do hope Mrs. Wood
who has not had it, may escape.
Mrs. J. Moultrie has been quite
sick with a malarial attack but we
are glad to say she is now convales
Mrs. Pat Robertson, Mrs. Wiley
Crawford and Mrs. Hattie Ridle
hoover we are glad to say are much
Miss Sallie Parker of your town
is on a visit to her sister, Mrs. T.
Mrs. Joe Lyon of Plum Branch
visited at the home of Mrs. Carrie
Tompkins last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Drennan
visited Mr. Drennan's relatives at
Verdery last Sunday.
Mr. |Eddie Walker, son of Mrs.
Mamie Walker of Modoc, and a
graduate of the S. & C. L left Sat
urday in company with Dr. Byrd
of your town for the purpose of
matriculating in a dental college in
Atlanta. More Anon.
Wife-Hear him, doctor. He
raves by the hour about spark plugs,
differentials, gear boxes, carbureters
and timers. Can't you do something
for him? Doctor-Madam, you
should not have called me. What
he needs is an auto repair mao.
NOT ARMY WORMS.
Experts State That Worm That
is Damaging Cotton is Cat
erpillar, Not Army
The following from The Columbia
Record, giving the opinion of A.
G. Smith, of the federal department
of agriculture and of Jame9 Henry
Rice, secretary of the state Audu
bon society, upon the worm that
has damaged late cotton throughout
the county, "will be of interest to
many of The Advertiser's readers:
"The 1911 cotton crop in South
Carolina will be damaged just about
2 per cent on account of the sudden
and unexpected visit of the so-called
"army worra," or cotton caterpillar,
in the opinion of Mr. A. G. Smith,
of the federal farm agricultural de
partaient, stationed in Columbia.
Mr. Smith has looked into the sur
prising aspect of the cotton crop
with some cafe and estimates that
the eotton in this state will be affect
ed "just about as if a light frost
had fallen upon it."
"Cotton is so far to itsmatuiity
at this time that although the
worms go through the field with an
astonishing rapidity and with a
most voracious appetite for leaves
and small bolls there can be little
real damage to the crop from this
cause, in Mr. Smith's opinion.
Wot .The Anny Worm.
"Although the worm is called the
"army worm," Mr. Smith does not
appear to believe that it is the spe
cies familiarly known by this name.
The 'vorm which has suddenly ap
peared in the South Carolina fields
appears to feed upon nothing except
cotton, which is somewhat different
from tlie diet of the true army worm
"The sudden invasion of South
Carolina fields by the pest, siraul
taneously in various parts of the
state, is one of the things that ?9
not explained by those who have
watched their movements. It is pre
sumed that the /worms were hatched
from eggs laid by some moth, and
will sooner or later go into the co
coon dtite. Wlrcn this moth appear
ed in the cotton fields, is not known.
The eggs were laid on the under
side of the leaves it is stated.
A Passing Affliction.
"It appears improbable, however,
that the plague is more than a tem
poraryjone. Because the worms are
in South Carolina this year, is no
indication whatever, it is stated that
they will be here next year, and it
is thought probable that they will
''The sudden appearance of the
ca terpillars throughout this state
is a phenomenen which is being
given considerable attention by
those interested in such appearance.
"The pests may be gotten rid of,
it is stated, by the use of paris green,
or some similar poison spray, but at
the same time this information is
given, it is also stated that it is
doubtful if the benefit derived would
be equal to the trouble and expense
of getting rid of the worms. Al
though apparently working havoc
in the cotton fields, the worms will
have only a very slight influence
upon the size of South Carolina's
Mr. Rice's Opinion.
Mr. James Henry Rice, secretary
of the South Carolina Audubon so
ciety, says of the pest:
"The caterpillar now damaging
cotton in the state is not heliophila
unipuncta (the army worm), but the
cotton leaf caterpillar ^argilacea
Alabama), a pest that has taken toll
of cotton ever since it was planted
in America, the damage running
from $15,000,000 to $50,000,000 a
year, and even higher in exception
"They are very different insects,
although moths are the parents of
"In the first place the army worm
belongs to the same family as the
boll worm (hfliothis obsoleta) and
the common cutworm (Ypsilon agro
tis). They live in low, wet places
and certain years when they become
too numerous they are forced to mi
grate in search of food; it is then
they become a menace. A line of
army worms crossed South Carolina
in 1852, causing widespread dam
age; a mammoth host swung across
Alabama in 1881, which was 44
miles in length. This latter was
stopped by being parasitized by the
tiny Chalcis fly, the flies shooting
eggs into tiie bodies of the cater
pillar and the eggs hatching in two
days a maggot that destroyed the
catterpillar. Something similar hap
pened on the sea islands two years
The Leaf Caterpillar.
"The cotton leaf catterpillar is
grayish with tiny hairs over the
body; dark stripes run along the
sides. The moth is brownish, some
times whitish, and there are roundly
about 1,000 eggs to the female,
with from two to three generations
annually. They sometimes migrate
in vast swarms."
The fall examination for the pur
pose of issuing teachers certificates
was h?ld by the county board of
education Friday. The following
nineteen young ladies were exam
Misses Janie Reel, Grace Wil
liams, Everlon Schuen, Etta Thom
as, Ida Timmerman, Alice Wilson,
Genie Mims, Mamie Cheatham,
Linie Corley, Ethel Green, Ellie
Mathis, Alpha Hammond, Essie
Bussey, Royal Peak, Berta Hill,
Nina King, Mrs. W. J. Senn and
Mrs. M. E. Thurmond.
No young men presented them
selves to the board. There were 37
colored people examined, 32 women
and five men.
Resolutions Passed by Concor
dia Lodge on Death of
Capt. William H. "Branson was a
life-long citizen of Edgefield coun
ty, .and in probity of character and
patriotic love of his country be was
second to none. In his young man
hood he was called to enter the
Civil War, and through its long and
bitter course he discharged his du
ties as a soldier with conspicuous
courage, fidelity and ability. In
spite of his naturally modest and
unassuming nature, these qualities
won for promotion to the rank of
Captain. After the war he returned
to his duties as a citizen, and in
common with . many heroic sons of
the south, in the gloomy years
which followed the war, he helped
to bring about that reconstruction
which was the basis ol the welfare
of his country. For the past 26 years
he has served as postmaster at
Edgefield and the efficient and
faithful manner in which he dis
charged his duties, enabled him to
hold the place even during Repub
lican administrations. For many
years he has lived among us as a
quiet, unobtrusive citizen, and has
quietly stood for those things he
felt best for his country's interest
He was for many years a Mason and
a member of Concordia lodge, and
in his death wo feel that our lodge
in common with our community
and county has sustained a severe
loss. Desiring to give some expres
sion to our appreciation of his life
and our sorrow at his death, we de
sire to offer the above statement as
a fitting memorial to a life so sim
ply, usefully and patriotically lived
in our midst. Therefore, be it re
1st That in the death of Capt
William H. Branson, our lodge has
lost a true and faithful member and
our community an upright and pa
2nd. That while we mourn his
death, we are grateful for the whole
some and useful life he lived, and
the good memory that his life leaves
3rd. That we extend te the mem
bers of his family our heart felt
sympathy in'their bereavement.
3rd: That these resolutions be in
scribed in the minutes of the lodge,
and that they be published in the
4tb : And a copy be sent the f ami
N. M. Jones,
R. S. Anderson,
J. R. Tompkins.
There is an old colored woman in
Chattanooga whose nineteen year old
son recently procured such lucrative
employment that he was for putting
on a little more styl? than his moth
er had hitherto been accustomed to
display, says The New York Press.
The two had gone to a general store
to purchase some household supplies.
As they were about to leave, the
youth said: I
"Mammy, ain't yo' gwine to buy
a couple o' plates?"
"No, chile; I ain't!" waa the de
cisive reply of the old woman. An'
I don't wanter see yo' showin' such
pride. We kin eat outen de skillet a
Rural Property to be Improved.
Not many months will elapse be
fore a newly settled community will
be in evidence on the Ninety Six
road three miles north of Edgefield.
Mr. S. B. Nicholson is planning to
build on the Cheatham place which
he has owned for some time. Mr.
Hugh ^Nicholson has purchased a
part of the Bates place and will
soon erect a residence and other
improvements thereon. A Mr.
Johnson of Greenville who owns
the remainder of the Bates place
will move down to occupy it
Would that a score or more of oth
er good citizens would locate on
the road leading to Meeting Street.,
Association to be Incorporated
and Permanent Buildings
, Those enterprising neople, the
west-side fair association, are going *
to hold their third stock show and
fair ?t Parksville this year in the
week following the Georgia-Caroli
na fair. The meet was a great suc
cess last year and there were many
people up and down the west-side
who said that if it only lasted two
days they would get there. So, this
year two days it is to be, and they
will be full days, for a number of
new features have been added to
the program. The same officers are
in command and that means suc
cess and progress.
Plans are on foot for incorpora
tion. A permanent and commodious
building is to be erected by the as
sociation at Bussey Park, the beau
tiful grounds put at the service of
the association by Mr. J. M. Bus
sey the father and vice-president of
To prove that this fair has got
into the line of regular and come-to
stay fairs, the announcement is
made that Commissioner of Agri
culture Col. E. J. Watson is to be
present and speak on Friday, No
vember the 17th, the second day of
the fair. Other speakers will proba
bly be heard on both the first and
second days. Last year Clemson col
lege sent some of her experts to do
the judging and she promises us
much this year and will probably
An important new feature this
year will be judging contests of
corn and live stock made by boys
under the direction of these Clem
The premiums this year are sev
eral times as valuable as those of
last year and much of the money is
already in hand. A novelty in prizes
is the distribution of a ton of Thom
as slag and a ton of nitrate of soda
in 100 and 200 pound lots as premi
ums for corn producto.
It is expected that a fine show
will be made of farm machinery.
The officers of the association this
year as last are: President, Col. W.
J. Talbert; vice-president, J. M.
Bussey; secretary and treasurer, D.
N. Dorn; exeoutive committee, W.
W. Fowler, chairman, D. A. J. Bell,
W. J. Blackwell, W. N. Elkins, J.
C. Morgan, W. R. Parks, W. M.
Robertson, T. G. Talbert.
Resolutions Passed by Con
cordia Lodge on Death of Mr.
Whereas, God in the dispensa
tion of his wise providence has
seen fit to remove from us by death
Brother E. L. Ryan, and whereas
we desire to give expression to our
esteem for him and our sorrow
at his death : Now, be it
Resolved 1st, That in the death
of Brother E.L Ryan, ourLodge?has
lost a faithful member, and the
members have lost a true and geni
2nd, That Prother E. L. Ryan
was for many years a loyal and
useful citizen of Edgefield County,
that as a friend and neighbor,
he was warmly esteemed by those
who knew him best. That in his
family relations, he was a kind and
affectionate husband and father.
3rd, That the sympathy of this
Lodge is extended to the members
of his bereaved family, and they
are assured that the members feel
closely bound to them on account of
the ties which bound them to our
deceased Brother, and that we .trust
that God, who watches over the
widow and orphans, will hold them
in his tenderest care.
4th, That these resolutions be in
scribed in the minutes of the Lodge
and that they be published in the
5th, And a copy be sent to the
B. E. Nicholson,
J. R. Tompkins,
L. T. May,
A Baby Camel.
The Mighty Haag Railroad Shows
have the youngest living baby cam
el in captivity to-day, having been
bern in winter quarters at Shreve
port, prior to the shows leaving
there. The baby without doubt is
the finest specimen of Siberian cam
el that can be found in America
to-day. The camel has been named
after General Lee, and bids fair to
have as tender a spot in the hearts
of the amusement going people as
did its namesake in the hearts of
the American public.
When visiting The Mighty Haag
Railroad Shows, which exhibits at
Edgefield Oct. 20th, don't miss see?
ing the baby camel,-Adv,
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