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VOL. 76.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18,1911
NO. 37
JOHNSTON LETTER.
Death of Mrs. Sheppard. Ban
quet by New Century Gub.
Cornerstone of Monu
ment Laid.
The death of Mrs. Orlando Shep
pard, Jr., which occured on last
Monday October 9th, at her home
in Atlanta, brought great sadness
to our town. It was not only a shock
to friends, but to the relatives, the
immediate cause being heart-failure.
Mrs. Sheppard was the daughter of
Mr. ai <d Mrs. A. C. Mobley, and
during her girlhood days, as Miss
Lina Mobley, she was loved by all
for her bright and winning manner
and womanly ways. As a wife ard
mother, she was love and devotion
itself, and was the light of her
home circle. As she lay in her cas
ket, one was reminded of a fair
lily-crushed and broken. So pure,
so beautiful, she was, and life held
so much for her. In early life she
united with the Baptist church and
loved the cause. Her body was
brought here to the home of her pa
rents on Tuesday morning, and at
4 o'clock in the afternoon, the funer
al services were conducted in the
home by Dr. W. S. Dorset, and the
body borne to Mt. of Olives ceme
tery for interment. The pall bear
ers were Messrs. J. B. Conklin, of
Atlanta; Ralph Jones, of Ridge
Spring; Henry Watson, of Edce
field, and J. N. Lott, M. R. Wright,
W. E. LaGrone, J. P. Hoyt ??nd
Dr. J. A. Dobey. There is seldom
seen so many beautiful floral trib
utes assent by sympathizing friends.
A very large harp of flowers mount
ed upon an easel of ferns was sent
by the firm with which Mr. Shep
pard is connected. Besides the sor
rowing husband'and two little boys,
Mobley and Edward, are left here
parents and three sisters, Mrs. Page
Nelson Keesee and Misses Lucile
and Josephine Mobley and one
brother Mr. W. Allen Mobley.
Those from Edgefield who came
over to attend the funeral of Mrs.
Sheppard were Mr. and Mrs. Orlan
do Sheppard, Sr., Misses Fannie
and Lucile Sheppard, Mr. Wallace
son and Lo vic Mirna, Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. Lott and Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
May.
Miss Lillie LaGrone spent the
week end at Edgefield with her sis
ter, Mrs. James Hart.
Mrs. H. W. Crouch and Miss
Elise Crouch, Mrs. J. A. Lott, Mes
dames Peter Eppes and W. M.
Hines, Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Turner
and family were visitors to Augus
ta during the past week, the latter
named going over in their car.
The banquet given on last Thurs
day evening at Turner hall by th?
new century club to the husband!
and sweethearts of the member
was a most elaborate and enjoyabh
affair. There were several invite?
guests and the hours passed happi
ly. The hall presented a very festiv
air, and the banquet table was i
the shape of a Greek cross, an
adorned with ferns and cut flowen
The gentlemen present were aske
to write descriptions of themselve
and these were read by Rev. Moi
roe and auctioned off to the lad
bidding highest, by Mr. J. V
Marsh. In this way partners we
gotten for the table. The supp
served was a several course one, ai
at the conclusion the toasts we
heard. Mrs. J. H. White was toa
mistress, and she was responded
by Dr. J. M. Rushton, for the tow
Mrs. Wm. Toney's toast was
"Husbands," responded to by I
W. S. Dorset; Miss Mary Gwyi
"Husbands-to-be," Rev. P.
Monroe, responding; Editor H.
Bailey, "Wives," ?esponded to
Prof. W. C. Curry; "Sweethearti
Rev. E. H. Beckham spoke li
"Is the club woman an import!
factor for good in the community
Appropriate cards in water cole
were attractive souvenirs of the
casion.
Owing to the bereavement in
family of the bride, the wedding
Miss Lucile Mobley, to Mr. Hi
Mish Hamilton, of Middlebr?
Va., which had been arranged
October 26th, will now be a !
quiet affair. All plans for th
ception of the evening before
the beautiful church wedding 1
been changed, the marriage no
be solemnized in the home of
bride's father, Mr. A. C. Moble
Mesdames W. B. Cogburr
J. W. Peak, of Edgefield, ?
Tuesday of last week in town
friends.
Mrs. Bronson, of Augusta,
been the guest of her brother
J. A. Dobey.
Mrs. Maggie Hill spent the
.week at the home of Mrs. "V
Tompkins.
General interest is centered i
approaching wedding of Miss
nona Lewis to Dr. B. F. Lan
pf Florence, S. C., the happy
to take place about the middle of
November. The marriage vows will
be consummated in the Baptist
church, and the wedding as arrang
ed will be a very pretty one. Miss j
Lewis is one of Johnston's most
lovable young women, and it is re
gretted that her futuie home will be
elsewhere, Dr. Landrum having lo
cated as an Osteopath at Florence.
Mesdames F. N. Lott and Albert
Dozier have returned from a visit
to the former's daughter, Mrs. Julian
Harris at Dothan, Ga.
The ticket in the election for
water works for the town stood 52
against, and 28 for water works.
The corner stone of the monu
ment to the Confederate dead, j
which is being erected by the Mary I
Ann Buie chapter, D. of C., was
laid on October 10th, with impres
sive services, the Masons assisting.
After the assembling of the crowd,
at the selected spot, the masons ar
rived in a body, and circled around
the stone. |Mr. Orlando Sheppard,
of Edgefield, Grand Past Master,
of Edgefield, conducted their servi
ces? The articles were placed in the
receptacle by Past Master,S. J. Wat
son and were: The chapter history,
Miss Buie's picture, a list of the
names of the veterans of Edgefield j
county, the names of the officers
and members of the chapter, a Con
federate flag, a 25 cent piece of
1911, the local paper, two Confed
erate bills, and tickets for and
against the water works, which was
being voted upon during that day.
After the receptacle had been seal
ed over, the masons placed the stoue
in position, and after a song by the
D. of C., all repaired to the grove
nearby and listened to the address
on Masonry, by Mr. Sheppard, and
to the address of the speaker of the
occasion, Dr. S. C. Mitchel, of
University of South Carolina. It was
the general comment that the two
addresses were as ever listened to, I
on their different subjects. At the
conclusion the D. of C. served a
barbecue dinner the proceeds going
toward the monument.
Union Meeting.
The union meeting of the third
division will convene with.
28th-29?hT
10:30-Devotional exercises con
ducted by moderator.
11:00-Enrollment of delegates
and verbal reports from churches.
1st Query-How does sin make its
mark upon a person. P H Bussey,
Sara Agnew, H E Bunch.
2nd Query-What is the effect
of a good man's influence. J M Bus
sey, W P Lanham, L G Bell.
Adjourn for dinner 12:30 for lt
hours.
3rd Query-Are young church
members encouraged as they should
be. W RLeggert, T G Talbert, Sam
Doolittle.
4th Query-Duties of church
leaders. E G Morgan, Geo. Dorn,
J M Garnett.
SUNPAY.
10:30-Sunday school exercises
conducted by superintendent of Red
Oak Grove Sunday school.
11:30-Missionary sermon bj
Rev. P H Bussey, Jr.
Afternoon exercises devoted to I
Y P U work.
The good a B Y P U is in a com
munity: Paper by Miss Juanita Mil
1er.
The relation of the B Y PUt
Bible doctrines. Paper by Mis
Effie Wideman.
Training for Christian work: Pa
per by Mrs. J O Marshall.
Jno. G McKie,
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Plum Branch News.
Ruby Estell Wells, daughter <
Franklin Pickens Wells and Mi
bie Josie Wells, died October 10
at 4:30 o'clock of heart failure. SI
was just eight years old, and h
never been a strong child, but bc
her suffering patiently, realizi
herself that she could not live lor
so death was not a surprise, but
came at an unexpected time. Af
the funeral in the Baptist chui
by the pastor, her remains were
terred in the town cemetery by 1<
in g friends.
A number of our people are si
Mrs. Thomas Miner has been c
fined to her room for several da
Mr. Poney Walker and a num
of his children heve been viet
of fever, and some of them are i
sick.
Mrs. Luther Bracknell is coi
lescing nicely from a sersous illn
She is still at the home of her ra
er at McCormick.
A Teacher Training class ol
teen members is being taught
the pastor of tho Baptist chi
The class meets semi-monthly al
pastor's home.
Ties-suspenders-BOX and r
other things you can buy at
price at F. G. MERTINS, Ai
la, Ga.
SCIENTIFIC FARMING
Editor ol Progressive Farmer j
Shows Wherein Modern
Scientific Farming is On
ly Hope For South.
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The man who makes only half a j
bale of cotton to the acre on land
that should make a bale is in a bad
fix this year. And he is not only in a
bad tlx himself, is not only getting
next to nothing for himself and his
family, bat it is such backward, un
progressive farmers as he who raise
the "distressed cotton" that has to
be put on the market to depress
prices for everybody else. To flatter
such men in their ignorance and
backwardness by telling them it is a
mistake for the south to learn to
make more cotton to the acre, means j
not only to | encourage dry rot in |
such men themselves, but would;
help doom their families to ignor
ance and want-and help doom the f
south in the same way.
The man who has learned to
make a bale and moie to the acre
where only half a bale grew before
is the man who has found "the way
out" for himself for the south.
The half-bale man would keep us
poorer. The bale-per-acre or bale
and-a-half-per-acre man is) our sal
vation, for he can plant only half as
many acres as formerly without
decreasing his cotton production,
and have the other half for growing j
corn, hay, peas and hog feed.
Such a farmer is independent of |
cotton prices, and can sit back with
corn crib and smoke house of his I
own, and hold his cotton till he gets j
what he regards as a fair price.
If it were not for such farmers
who have learned better methods of
production, the price of cotton in
the south would be much lower
than it is to-day
The salvation of the south hes in
increasing the number of such enter-1
prising, progressive, thoughtful far
mers. Nobody can stop the tide of I
knowledge that is teaching men to [
get more out of their labor than
ever before. You might as well try
to sweep na?y *:*-c ^pon
??trtrg?o make cotton cheaply, ^
going to learn how to make the lar
gest yield possible per acre, whether
you do or not. If you fail to do so,
you simply cut your own throat.
Only a fool will be content to give
two day's hard labor to do what he
might learn to do in one day, or to
work two acres lo produce what he
might learn to produce on oae acre;
and the majority of folks are not
going to be fools.
The hope of the south is in better |
farming-learning not only how to
produce the world's cotton crop on
the smallest possible acreage, but
also the biggest possible yields of
grain, forage and feed crops, for
haman food and for feeding live
stock, so that we may be independ
ent of "speculators" and "raiders"
and prepared to hold cotton when
ever the time comes to hold. And
eve* y man who is farming so poorly
that he can not do this is a draw
back to our entire section.
Then, too, newspapers and agri
cultural leaders who are teaching
better farming are helping the cot
ton situation in other ways. The?
are demonstrating that other cropi
will pay as well as cotton, and ar?
therefore helping hold the cottoi
acreage down. Farmers whohav
learned to make fifty bushels o
corn per acre are not going wil<
over cotton and plant everythin
to it, even if it brings 15 centf
Similarly, farmers who have learne
to get the best profits possible i
dairying and stock raising are n(
going to increase their cotton acn
age materially because of a sligl
advance in price.
The hopeful fact about the Fa
mers' Union is that it official
recognizes these truths. Other fa
mers' organizations have laid ei
phasis only on better marketing
the money crops without emphas
ing the necessity of better farmin
but the union has as its purpose
educate the people in scientific far
ing as well as in the progress
marketing. No man who is faith
to the union cause can afford to d
courage either purpose.
To go back to old methods
farming would make our people
helpless as they were in the C
when cotton was sold at 5 c
cents a pound and no farmer 1
able to hold. But to encourage
great program of scientific farm
which is now re-making the sc
is to help the cotton situation i
thousand ways.
(l) For one thing, only be
farming, scientific gfarming,
save us from the great peril of
early-marketed "distressed" co
which poor, unprogressive fan
now throw on the market earl
the season with the inevitable r<
of depressing prices,
(a) Better farming aloije (by
mstrating the pro?j?
irops) can eave ns i?
greater peril of plant!
?ive acreage whem
ind thereby forcing" pri
ow when tie big crop (
narket.
(3) Only better fanni
i success of any "hoi
lient, becanse witJibnl
"arming and increaa^
)ur farmers can gro;v s<
plies to be independent
Scientific farming" i
essential to better eottoi
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Union Meetin
Program ef the fir?t' <
on meeting of th<?J$&
;ist association whicVi
;he Gilgal church on thc
lay in October and Satur*
Saturday morning TT
motional exercises led bj
srator.
11:30-Miscellaneous-*!
11:45 Verbal report
3hurcb.es and Sanday sch
the enrollment of delegate
1st Query-Explain tl
rf the barren fig tree. U
Mid Rev. G. H. Bt|$fc
2nd Query-Is th
its power? O Sheppard, l\
a. S Tompkins.
3rd Query-After, a se:
mal meetings doe? tho 1
tion of your church di
least temporarily?'If so
the remedy. S N Timin?fr,
Byrd, PR Wates.
4th Query-The reflex
3f missions. Dr. Jeffries,
BI Bailey.
5th Query-Can a Chr
absolutely positive that he
if so state reasons. Jamei
Prof. Curry, J L Mims.
6th Query-Do member;
ternities feel more bound tc
other than Christians if so
Sheppard, W B Cogbun
Mims.
Sunday a. m.-Devotion!
sises led by S N Timmerma
10:30-Addresses by JI
PNK BaUey.
11:00 a. m.-Missioner
by Rev. G H Burton c J'?]
'^*?^e?Qoon Snn'^35 '/
MissionaryJubilee in Now
This year marks the fift
niversary of the beginning
man's missionary societies, a
year has been celebrated
holding of missionary jubil
over our country, especially
large cities.
Throughout our state, pl
being made to make this yea
ble for missionary activity, ai
association is planning to ii
ate during this month and
campaign of enlistment, mal
effort to gain as many new m
as possible.
Each society in Edgefield ?
tion has had literature on pl
enlistment sent to them, and
have been sent out by our se
Miss Robbie Jones, urgir
each society take immediate e
make this enlistment cam]
success.
During the latter part of 1
ber a jubilee celebration \
' held at Edgefield, when ead
7 ty in the association will b<
3 to send representatives and a
3 of their gain in membership 1
1 suit of their enlistment can
J The society which gains th
I members will have the Foreig
sion Journal sent free to ever j
s ber of the society for one yea
j appreciation of their sue
d efforts.
n At this jubilee it is expect
every pastor in the associate
3" be a guest at the night service
111 words of appreciation for the
pathy and co-operation will
r" pressed. It is a notable fact tl
ly Edgefield association has no
r- who has ever opposed woman
n- sionary work, but have alwi
of qualifiedly endorsed and
'm- it To them we wis> sh
>g> preciation.
to An all day mc , will ?
m- held, and some . lonary <
of si on aries will h- present to
ful the zest of the occasion,
lia- The newly chosen pastor
Edgefield Baptist church, ]
of D. Jeffries will be present tc
j as the occasion more inter
io's Exact dates will be announce
>r ? soon. In the meantime let all
?vas ties call meetings and begi
the work of enlistment before
ing weather begins,
luth Plans were made at the loci
in a sionary society last week 1
enlistment campaign and th
?Uer lee occasion as well, and w
will to make this tho most enthu
the missionary service our soci<
tton ever held. It will be fia good
mers ning too for the new year's
ly in ties. Look out for further anr
esult ments and program later.
Edgefield Woman's Mission
dem- ty.
PARKSVILLE NEWS.
List of Cash Prize* to be Award
ed at The Fair. A Strong
Plea For Insect Destroy
ing Birds.
We ask The Advertiser to pub
lish the subjoined list of cash
premiums, ?ffered by the west-side
fair association as follows:
Horses, County Raised.
1 Best saddle horse $5.00 2.00
2 Best harness horse 5.00 2.00
3 Best stallion 5.00 2.00
4 Best mare and colt 1911 5.00 2.00
5 Best colt, 1911 3.00 2.00
6 Best pair mules 5.00 2.00
V Best mule colt 1911 5.00 2.00
Cattle.
8 Best dairy cow 5.OO 2.00
9 Best dairy heifer 3.00 2.00
10 Best bull any breed 5.00 2.00
11 Best steer 2.00 1.00
Hogs.
12 Best Berkshire boar 3.00 2.00
13 Best Berkshire sow 3.00 2.00
14 Best Essex boar 3.00 2.00
15 Best Essex sow. 3.OO 2.00
16 Best barrow 3.00 2.00
i Fowls.
17 Best pen chickens, cock
and three hens, any breed 3.00 2.00
18 Best display home cured
bacon . 3.00 2.00 1.00
Farm Crops.
1st 2d 3rd
200-lb 50-lb
19 Best ? bu. wheat 2.00 slag soda
20 Best i bu oats
21 Best * bu. peas " "
22 Best * bu. yellow corn "
23 Best i white corn " "
24 Best i bu. swt potatoes " "
25 Best i bu. turnips " "
26 Best i bu. rutabagas " "
27 Best ? doz. collards " "
28 Best 10-lbs short staple cotton "
29 Best 10-lbs long staple cotton "
1st 2d 3rd
100-lb 50-lb
30 Best bale pea vine
hay 81.50 soda soda
31 Best bale grass hay " "
32 Best fall vegetables " "
33_Best 5 stalks cotton 44 "
36 Best corn display, 1 pr. pigs; 1
pr. fowls.
37 Best individual d isplay of farm
product 1, 2,3, 4, 5, 100-lbe
soda each.
38 Boy's corn display, best scores,
1st, $4.00 2d, 100-lb soda, 3rd,
1 bu. corn; 4th $1.0C.
39 Boys cattle judging, best scores
1st, $4.00; 2d, 100-lbs. soda
3rd, 2 bu. oats.
40 Boys judging hogs, best score
1st, $3.00; 2d bu. oats; 3rd 1
bu.
41 Best display butter, 1st, $.5C
2d 1 bale P V hay.
42 Judging horses (men)
Best scores, 1st, $5.00 2d,100-l
3rd, 1 bu. corn; 4th ? bu. whet
5 th 1 whip.
1st 2d 3r
43 Best school exhibit 5.00 2.50 LC
44 Best floral display 3.00 2.00 Li
45 Best fancy work 3.00 2.00 L(
46 Best loaf bread 25 lbs flour.
47 Best variety of breads 25lbs flou
48 Best biscuits 1 case baking po^
der.
49 Best variety cakes 25 lbs flor
50 Best report of fair sent to Eds
field Advertiser by a school girl,
years subscription.
52 Best report of speech by Co
Watson, sent to Edgefield Chro
cle by a school boy 1 years ai
scription.
NOTE-Other awards may
posted on the second day of
fair if the first day's gate recei
warrant.
An old colored teacher used
write copies for us something 1
this: "Many men of many mir
many birds of many kinds." WI
nature has given us a great var
in the minds of men, no two bi
alike, in fact no two things are
actly alike, not even the leave
the trees, it is not my purpos
discourse upon these things. .
the birds I would like to spe;
word for. The other day I wat
ticing the cotton leaf caterp
that had stripped the leaves
bolls of cotton from the stall
some cotton tb at ran right up
the yard of a young neighbor,
remarked that her chickens we
full of the pests, that they v?
not eat their food; and I i
where are the birds? Where ar
sparrows? A few years ago the <
try was full of English spar
but wheru are they now, for 1
seen very few of them recen
thought of Mr. Janies Henry
and decided I would join the ?
bon society for the protection <
birds. Let us not kill, but 1
protect insect destroying birds,
the little, hated English sparr
Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Busi
Modoc spent part of a pleasai
in Parksville Sunday. Mr. 1
who has been depot agent an
graph operator at Modoc for 21
years, has resigned to become cash
ier of the Modoc bank.
Mr. Winchester McDaniel and
little Augus Pani, paid Parksville
an appreciated visit last Saturday.
[ Mr. Jim White of hustling White j
I Town, who came among us a few
days ago tells us they are making
more than they can gather, that is
of cotton. We ought to be satisfied
with a country in which we can
make more than we can gather.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Holley spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Parks.
Mr. Frank Parks of Mt Carmel,
Mr. Hamp Parks and wife of Plum
Branch spent Sunday with relatives
at Parksville.
Mrs. Fannie Middleton of Meri
wether, Mr. John McDaniel and
Henry Bailey of Red Hill and Mrs.
T. H. Garrett of this place have
.all been on the sick list, but we hope
they are better.
Mrs. Hattie Ridlehoover and
Mrs. Virginia Stone spent a pleas
ant day Sunday at the home of Rev.
IT. H. Garrett.
Rev. O. N. Rountree preached a
most practical and forceful sermon
to the Methodist folks Sunday af
ternoon no practical Christianity.
More Anon.
Union Meeting.
The union meeting of the 2nd
division of the Edgefield association
will meet with Red Hill church
on Saturday October 28 th and 29th
1911.
Devotional exercises at ll a. m.
by J. D. Hughey.
11:30: Roll call, verbal reports
from the delegates of the churches.
1st Query-The cause of reli
gious indifference ia) In the home,
(b) in the church, (c) in society. G
WMedlock, J O Atkinson, RM
Johnson and T P Salter.
2nd Query-What manner of life
and service in men will render the
highest good in his community. J
H Courtney, W T Prescott, S B
Mays, C C Jones.
Adjournment for dinner.
3rd Query-What should be the
! S&i\Se.<-V??i';D<? ,o?amusements that
I 4th Query-Are we giving for
the advancement of God's kingdom
as he has prospered us. Geo. Wright,
D E Lanham, J W Quarles and J C
Whitlock.
Sunday 10:30 a. m. Sundae seuool
mass meeting conducted by duperin
tendent of local school.
Missionary sermon by Rev. Z 1
Cody of the Baptist Courier.
Adjournment for dinner,
s I Afternoon services to be providec
b I for.
C. M. Mellichamp,
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Round Trip Excursion Fares t<
Columbia, S. C. and Return
Via Southern Railway.
Account State Agiicultural and Meehan
cal Fair October 30-November 4,1911,
Abbeville, *3-6
Aiken, 2,?
Anderson, 4^
Batesburg,
Edgefield, 2.(
Greenwood, 5?
Honea Path, 3-|
Johnstoa, 2*!
Newberry, 2?'
Williamston, 4
The above round trip fares i
elude one admission to the fi
grounds.
Proportionately reduced fa:
from other stations.
The following round trip per ca
ta fares will apply for military co
panics and brass bands, in unifot
traveling together on one tick
from points named below:
Abbeville, $2
Anderson, 2
Greenwood, 1
Newberry,
All tickets sold account of '
fair on Oct. 28, to Nov. 3, inclu?
and for trains scheduled to ar
Columbia before noon Nov. 4, lt
good returning to reaoh orig
starting point not later than i
night Nov. 5th, 1911.
Ample coach accommodation
be provided. For furthur info;
tion, call on nearest ticket agen
address
Frank L Jenkins, TR
Augusta,
Jno. LMeek, AGPA.
Atlanta, Ga.
Just received a big Stoc
Boy's Clothes the handsomest
ever shown in this section. Si
to 18. Prices ranging from
up to *8.50. We can sell you a t
dato suit for your Boy for
the same you are paying else^
for $8.00. Don't fail to lo<
them even if you are not rea<
buy them now. C. H. Sehn
next to Edgefield Mercantile
pany.
STAPLE COTTON.
President of Staple Cotton Ex
hibit, at State Fair Urges
Co-operation From Edge
field.
As a greater number of South
Carolina mills are using staple cot
ton, farmers are being urged to
plant largely of this particular va
riety. Mr. P. N. Lott, theoounty
agent^for the farm demonstration
work, who is always thoroughly
alive to improvement and progress
along all lines, has received the fol
lowing letter urging the co-opera
tion of the farmers of this county:
Dear Sir:- You doubtless, know
from the published statements that
I have been asked to act as president
I of the staple cotton exhibits at the
state fair, which meets in a few
days. At this fair we hope to have
all the men who are interested in
growing staple cotton join in a
Breeder's association. This associa
tion will be organizeed on Thursday
November 2nd.
I am now writing to urge you to
co-operate with me in every way
possible to make this exhibition a
complete success, a? it means much
to our farmers. In fict, more than
I can explain on this letter.
Therefore, if you will prepare 5
stalks of your best staple cotton,
even though some of the bolls have
already been picked, and send them
to Columbia and also prepare to
send bales of the different varieties
of different lengths of staple, accord
ing to the.prize list, which you have
donbltoss seen and which we will
mail you, it will be of great value
not only to you but to the farming
interest generally of our state. As
time is short, please give me your
most prompt and full co-operation
in making this a complete success.
Yours very truly,
C. H. Carpenter,
President Staple Cotton Exhibits.
Grand Jury Report
We have passed on all indict
ments handed us by the court.
We find that there is a tendency
among the white people of the coun
ty to exercise undue diligence in the
defense of negroes for various
crimes. Whereas all the dispensing
of justice is entirely within the
power of the white people, we urge
that only such a course as justice
should be exercised by the white
people. We believe this tendency,
if pursued, will prove disastrous to
both white and colored people. .
The grand jury has recommended
on previous occasions that tire es
cape be placed in jail, and that the
railroad crossing at Sease's Mill he
fixed. Neither of these has been
done. We recommend that the su
pervisor be required to show cause
at once why same has not been done.
In view of the evidence presented
in the case against Alex Jones, we
recommend that indictments be is
sued for Ben Jones, for assault and
battery and accessory to murder.
We thank the cou ; and all offi
cials of the court for the courtesies
and assistance given us during the
present term.
W. E. Lott, Foreman.
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The Future of Good Fanning.
The day is coming-I may not
live to see it, but it is coming-when
instead of a beggarly average of
less than 200 pounds of lint an aore
all over the south the bales of the
crop will be counted by the number
of acres planted, and the number of
acres will diminish rather than in
crease, while the auxiliary crops
will attain an importance that will
make us ashamed of the old idea of
merely growing 4 supplies."
We will grow the supplies, of
course, and a great lot of them to
sell and to feed to hogs and cattle.
And it is the young men of the
blood of the old south who are
going to be the leaders in this de
velopment. Not that we will not
welcome good men from other sec
tions, but the native young men of
the south are getting their pride
aroused and they are not going to
leave the future to men from else
v/here, but they are themselves go
ing to be the leaders. They are hard
at work, these southern youths, in
the schools and colleges and in the
farm crop contests. They have no
old notions or superstitions to over
come, and the blood of the old south
is going to make the new south.
W. F. Massey, in The Progressive
Farmer.
Big lot of blankets just received
at bargain prices.
Israel Mukashy.

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