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VOL. 76. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15,1911 . NO. 41
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LETTER FROM KENTUCKY
Mil? Rota Lake Writes Interest
ing of Her Work as City
Missionary in Lexing
The following are some extracts
taken from a letter from Miss ROSJ
Lake, for seven and a half
years past, city missionary in
Lexington, Ky. Miss Lake is so
well remembered in her old Edge
field home that the letter is publish
ed although it was not intended for
"How often I think of Edgefield,
but during these winter months, I
am so busy, I haven't time to live
in the past, or even think as much
of the future as I should, as I have
to be so very much in the present
in my thoughts and actions.
To be the only city missionary in
a city of forty thousand inhabitants
means that there is no time to
A few minutes ago, I picked up
some newspapers to wrap some
clothing for a pair of twins who
were here, having called them in
while on their way home from
school. They are prettj girls ten
year* old with flaxen curls, and very
bright. Their mother takes in wash
ing for six families, washing all day
and ironing till 12 o'clock at night.
She also has a lovely baby
whom we are trying to clothe.
There are two sons, one going to
day school and night school and
the other working in the day and
goes to the night school which our
society started last year. We have
31 young men and boys, some of
them foreigners, learning English.
We have a young men's business
class with about seventeen mem
bers. This is a free school with
volunteer teachers. The only one
who gets any pay is the janitor and
he is paid by the city school board
wbioh also gives us the use of the
school building-but I was about to
tell yon about the paper I picked
It is was an Advertiser, of last
and as I re-read it, I saw an
ount off the W. C. T. U. mem
bers having a picnic for the old peo
ple of the county infirmary or coun
ty home. Seeing the account made
me wish you knew of what our W.
C. T. U. is doing. What interests
me is that one day in each month
during the winter, they meet at one
of the member's homes taking the
goods for a garment and one pre
ferred dish. They have an all day
sewing for my work, making things
we most need for my needy families.
They all lunch together.
There is a society of young ladies
in the Central Christi .n church that
has offered to give their spare
time to me to help in city missions,
visiting the needy with me and tak
ing fruit and good things. They will
help us in our Christmas work, and
will have a candy sale in one of the
department stores, the proceeds of
which will go to ray missionary
emergency fund. The store is own
ed and run by prominent Jews, all
of whom are generous to our work.
They give many large donations.
Just recently I was invited to a
* church wedding of an Italian girl,
who was quite pretty. She was one
of father's good friends. Her father
and mother have a fruit stand, and
they always talked to father, and
wept when they heard we had lost
him. I love them because they first
loved him. Ti e wedding was in the
Catholic church, and it was the first
time I had ever attended high mass.
The bride was beautifully gowned.
I am so glad my own church has
co-operated with me so well in all
my undertakings. Eleven years ago
my sister Lula and I organized a B.
Y. P. U. in that church, and now
it is the right arm of the pastor, who
is Dr. J. W. Porter. He is a great
man, pastor and editor of the West
ern Recorder. Although a busy man,
he takes time to do anything we ask
him to do. He mide a beautiful talk
to the yonng men at the night school
recently. He is also president of our
board of the city missionary socie
The city union of the Christian
Endeavor has this year given me
$26.00, to purchase two invalid's
chairs, for some of i the shut-ins.There
are three King's Daughters circles
in Lexington, one circle called the
Helpers, which name was given
them as ray helpers in the city mis
The Daughters of the Confedera
cy contribute monthly to ray salary.
I am a member of the chapter. On
the 18th of October we unveiled a
statue on the court house square, oi
General John Morgan, and assisted
in a small way in planting Con
federate flags around the statue. J
also helped sell souvenirs of thc
day for the chapter.
You remember I tried to go as s
foreign missionary, but each tim?
I made application, I failed on tht
physical examination, on account of
bronchial trouble. I then thought
I would stay for the Lord and work
at home. I decided that if I knew
something about nursing, I could be
of some help to the sick poor, 80
with that thought in mind, I went
to Cincinnatti over eight years ago,
to the Children's Episcopal hospital
as a nurse, without pay, so as fo get
extra attention. I took my church
letter and placed it in the 9th Bap
tist church. While in that city 1
had many things to learn, a north
ern town with many Germans and
almost every nation represented, and
it was while at work there that I
received my call here as city mis
sionary under the auspices of all
I have now been here seven and
nearly one half years. It has been
a great training school forme. In
that time, I have made over ten
thousand visits to the sick and poor,
the Lord has used me to take dozens
into the Sunday schools and church
es. I have worked in the jail, the
hospitals, the Home of the Friend
less, the Reform school, the County
Infirmary, the Children's Home,
the Orphan's Home. I have visited
the Rescue Home with Christian
women, and talked to those poor
fallen girls and sometimes have suc
I ceeded in getting them to turn from
their sinful lives, and lead upright
lives. Many kind friends have pre
sented rae with gifts of varied kinds,
not a few coming from these reform
We are already thinking about
Christmas. Since coming to Lex
ington twelve or thirteen years ago
a large family and all together, God
has seen fit to separate us one from
the other. He has taken my mother
and father. Other states and coun
ties have claimed my brothers and
sisters, and I am the only one left
in dear old Lexington. The Ken
tucky peoph; have adopted me; they
are too good to rae, and I have
loved ones in every walk of life.
, At Christmas time I gather some
of my adopted family together in
my own hired home, and we have
Christmas indeed. The ones invited
are those who do not have much of
I this world's goods, those who are on j
my visiting list. X have two da?s of
j reception. First a mother's day for
the mothers I visit and help. With
the assistance of my board members,
I serve light refreshments to the
women who come. We generally in
vite over one hundred. Some are too
sick to come, but they are not for
gotten. With many donations by
the generous Lexington people, we
fix np over one hundred baskets of
good things for Christmas dinner.
AJ each guest leaves, she is given
one of these baskets.
On Christmas morning I have
about one hundred and fifty chil
dren of these mothers to come to
my home to see what Santa has left
for them. I have their stockings that
have been filled by college girls and
their fraternities on a lovely Christ
I mas tree. We have my home well
heated and decorated with bells,
plants aod evergreens and every one
After all are sent on their way
rejoicing, I thank God for his good
ness to me.
"God moves in a mysterious
way." He uses even the humblest
of us sometimes to carry on a great
Rosa F. Lake.
Will Enter Corn Contest.
Mr. M.N. Parkman, a progressive
and prosperous farmer who resides
four miles north of Pleasant Lane,
entered The Advertiser's corn con
test this year and has been so much
encouraged by the yield that he
expects to have a special acre of
corn next year. The success of Mr.
Parkman's acre, in spite of the long
drought, will cause others in his sec
tion to enter the contest also next
Saved Many From Death.
W L Mock, of Mock, Ark., be
lieves he has saved many lives io
his 25 years of experience in the
drug business. What I always like
to do, he writes is to recommend
Dr. King's New Discovery for
weak, sore lungs, hard colds,
hoarseness, obstinate cougrhs, la
crrippe, croup, asthma or other bron
chial affection, for I feel sure that a
number of my neighbors are alive
and well to-day because they took
my advice to use it. I honestly be
lieve its the bes* throat and lung
medicine that's made. Easy to prove
he's right. Get a trial bottle free,
or regular 50c or * 1.00 bottle.
Guaranteed by Penn & Holstein,
W E Lynch & Co., B Tiramons.
100 Men'* suits just received in
blue Serges and Fancies, all well
Tailored. Real value $15.00. Spe
cial for this week, $10.00.
Ready For The Fair. Mr. J.
M. Minor Sick. Mrs.
I notice, that the Auditor of
Richland county publishes the
names of 95 of her taxpayers, who
have paid income tax, said tax ag
gregating about $2%000. I think
it would be a good idea for the
Auditor of Edgefield to publish the
names of those who pay an income
tax, for I know we have men in
Edgefield, just as rich and patriotic
as any in Richland. Please let us
have the names, Mr. Auditor.
Everything hereabouts is hustle
and bustle, getting ready for the
fair next Thursday and Friday.
We hope for good weather, and a
profitable meeting. We have the
products, if we can get it together,
and we hope to have good speeches
from Commissioner Watson, Mr. A.
P. Lott, Mr. Giles D. Mim3, and
The Sage of Faifa has moved
back home, in the house in which he
was born. Falfa's loss will be
Parksville's gain. We hope Mr.
Morgan (for the Sage of Faifa is
Mr. E. G. Morgan, Sr. ) will feel at
home with us just like he used to
feel before he moved off.
Mrs. Virginia Stone a few days
ago gave a birthday dinner, and in
vited her Sunday school class to
celebrate her anniversary. The
following little girls enjoyed them
selves hugely all being Mrs. Stone's
pupils, Misses Myrtle Garrett, Cath
leen Parks, Rosada Talbert,
Marie Blackwell, Mary Blackwell,
and Martha Bell. These little girls
do not want their teacher to get old,
but they do hope another birthday
will roll around soon.
Mrs. Hattie Ridlehoover invited a
bevy of prettie little girls to her
home yesterday to make merry with
her little girl, Miss Mary Black
Mr. J. M. Minor, our. Civil war
veteran, has been quite sick, which
called down from Liberty Hill his
two sons, Messrs. G*ry and Bailer
Minor. We are glad, however, to
report Mr. Minor much improved.
Mr. J. C. Morgan, Parksville's
veteran ex-Sunday school superin
tendent, having been superintendent
of Parksville Sunday school 25
years, until he was relieved by Mr.
J. M. Bussey two years ago, is mov
ing into town, having purchased the
Wales property. We extend to
him "the right hand of christian
Hon. W. A. Strom of Gilgal
paid Parksville a flying visit one
day last week. He attended the G.
W. Adams sale, and came by espe
cially to see his old friend Mr. J.
A goodly number of our people,
in fact nearly all of them, attended
the Georgia-Carolina fair last week.
It is the consensus of opinion, so
far as I can hear, that this fair is a
big improvement over former ones,
and the poultry show was just sim
ply grand. We heard experts say,
that this poultry exhibit could not
be excelled, if duplicated in the
southern states. The Clark's Hil
lians sustain their reputation for
doing things by having a most
creditable exhibit whinh was in
charge of Mr. S. T. Adams.
Mrs. P. H. Bradley the very pop
ular and efficient teacher at Clark's
Hill, with her little boy, Moore,
paid a short visit to Parksville last
Mr. Edgar Harling and wife of
Mt. Creek are on a visit to Mrs.
Harling's brother, Mr. J. M. Minor.
Improved Variety of Cotton.
A striking instance of how rapid
ly seed multiply is found in Mr. F.
L. Timmerman's experience with
an improved variety of cotton. Last
year he planted a pound of seed for
which he paid one dollar, making
enough seed from the pound to
plant twelve acres this year. As he
will make 20 bales on the 12 acres
some idea can be gained of the
enormous quantity of seed that will
be realized from the original pound.
The Baptist Courier of last week
contained the following commenda
tion of the new pastor of the Ba*>
We welcome Dr. M. D. Jeffries
to South Carolina. Edgefield has al
ready given him a welcome to one
of the best churches in the state. He
biingstc the service of his church
and to the general denominational
work of the state a rich experience,
a ripened judgment, tireless energy,
and a loyal heart.
Large stock of cook stoves at
right prices. *
Ratnsey & Jones.
SAGE OF PARKS VILLE.
Sage of Faifa Removed.
?peet of Past. Thank* the
Good People of Red
Editor Advertiser: Yes, <I;?m in
the house in which I was boro and
as I write I lift my eyes a?dLthere
stands the old gin house and my
mind goes back to my boyhood
days, when I sat on the lever and
drove the mules (ancient
from soon in the morninjgHEjmn
down. Many times have my teeth
rattled a smart tattoo, bat-thoae
days are fifty or more yeaw in the
past. Two bales of cotton waiguing
from 350 to 400 pounds a ittajr was
considered a good day's work. Now
with the modern wav of ginning _
bale weighing 500 pounds itt; from
twenty to thirty minutes isrptft con
sidered very fast ginning. "Ffae boys
of to-day know nothing-.of. the
rough times their fathers am} grand
fathers had, and I sometimes think
that-possibly our boys atTsixteen
and eighteen years of age think it
was easier on the boys fiftJHp?d six
ty years ago than now.
As I write, in my imagination, I
can see father and moth** 'and I
can, it seems, hear them talking to
gether and see them waling', about
the place. Father was lara&weigb
ing something over 200 pounds, and
consequently took very sigan steps,
while mother was tall and; so quiet,
so smooth of disposition, yea, so
gbod, so loving, so forbearing, al- j
ways speaking in a low tone, and
so easy and graceful in her walk,
yet so firm in her discipline that
when she said No, wa knew she
meant it, and we the children seldom
teased for her to make the No
mean Yea. 1 must not write any
more about my parents but I have
to lay the pencil down and go away
to myself for awhile. Brother John
nie will be with ns fora few days.
(The only living brother 1 have and j
there were six of m\ and then lie \
will move into the to.vsu "of Para
Moving is a bigiujo^aklng but
the - Red Oak OrcJ^T^?p)e were
equal to the occasion, and when the
morning came for me to start for
my new (yet old) home the wagons
began to come in, just like those
people always do when help is
needed. P. H. Bussey, James Ham
ilton, D. C. Bussey, O. 0. Timmer
man and Ellis McDaniel, the last a
colored man, .and just let me say
right here the colored race if treat
ed right (as they should be) appre
ciate it and if you need their help
will show their appreciation in
something more than words. Other |
wagons would have come to ray aid
but the morning was so threatening
that they had no idea that I would
move that day (Thursday). So on j
Friday Mr. W. McDaniel sent his |
wagon with four able mules and
brought me a load. All this kind
ness makes me grow still stronger
in my belief that men love one an
other more than they are given
credit for. It only needs a time to I
show it, that is all.
Let me through your columns
thank each for their kindness and
may God reward them, for I fear I
never can in the way I would like
to do. I am in hopes now that I may
gain my strength faster since the
move is made and the suspense of
mind is relieved. And now, Julian,
when you come over to the Parks- j
ville fair I shall expect v OU to stay
a night at least with me. You will
now have no Sage of Faifa but old
Uncle Iv still.
No grain sown yet and the ground
very wet. I see a right smart cotton
still in the fields. Should this be per
mitted to take up any of your val
ued space I may, when I get better
acquainted with my present sur-|
roundings, write again.
Parksville, S. C. Old Uncle Iv.
The Lord'? Plan For Soil-Build
Did you ever think what is the
Lord's plan for making land rich?
When a man has done his best to
"wear out" a piece of land what
does He do? Simply puts humus into
it. Starts it to growing weeds and
grasses and shrubs and trees and
putting a coating of rotting vegeta
tion-humus-on the ground.
All of which works very well un
less there is some foolhardy man
around to set the trash afire and
burn it up. Unless this does happen,
the land gets rich again more or less
rapidly and is soon fit for growing
paying crops once mere.
Our whole point is that Nature's
plan, the Lord's plan, for ^oil
building is to get humus into it
and man can find no better.
Are^you profiting by Nature's
teachings or are you ignoring
f JOHNSTON LETTER.
Flower Show Great Success.
List of Awards. Miss Lewis
"Showered" With At
11 The chrysanthemum show held
chere in Johnston waa a great suc
cess in every way and the exhibition
was considered one of the best yet.
Mr. ' Stark, of Rosehill Greenhouse,
Columbia, acted as judge, and high
ly complimented the flower grow
ers. His task, he stated, was a vera
nar? one as there were so many
large and beautiful flowers, and of
such delicate coloring, in each en
try. The attendance waa large and
all seemed to enjoy the dinner serv
ed hy the D. .of C. Following is a
list of the prize winners, wi th pre
? Best collection chrysanthemums,
12 varieties. Prize, set sterling silver
spoons, Miss Ella Pauline Pechman.
2nd prize, rug, Mrs. C. F. Pech
. Finest single white chrysanthe
mum, ?3.00 Miss Ella Pauline Pech
Finest single red chrysanthemum,
fresh pork ham, Mrs. F. M. War
Finest single pink, toilet articles
Mr. S. J. Watson.
Finest single cream, ladies um
brella, Mr. J. A. Lott.
Finest single yellow, china salad
dish, Miss Helen Wright.
Finest single bronze, lamp, Mrs.
H. C. Bailey.
Best collection pink chrysanthe
mums, carving set, Mr. J. A. Lott.
Best collection yellows, ladies
shoes, Mr. J. A. Lott.
Best collection reds, ladies watch,
Miss Ella Pauline Pechman.
Best collection pure whites,?5.00
Mrs. M. T. Turner.
Finest 3 on stem, Bible, Mr. J.
Finest number on one plant,
writing desk, Mrs. M. T. Turner.
Prettiest design of flowers, 50 lb
sack of flour Miss Ella Pauline
Most ?rfique design of flowers, 3
pounds coffee, Mrs. Maggie Hill.
Best collection dahlias 8 varieties,
china set, Mrs. M? T. Turner.
Best collection cut roses, silver
purse, Mrs. Mike Clark.
Best nasturtiums, picture, Mrs.
J. M. Turner.
> Best carnations, 2 bottles cherries,
I Mr. S. J. Watson.
I Best pot oxalys, 1 bushel meal,
?Mrs. J. H. White.
Best farfugium, water color pic
ture, Miss Lillian Mobley.
Best maiden hair fem, ?1.50 Mrs.
M. T. Turner.
? Finest . Boston fem, cut glass
stand, Mrs. C. F. Pechman.
Finest Ostrich fern, oyster fork,
Mrs. Joe Wright.
Finest 8pengeri, ?1.00 Mrs. A. S.
Finest, plumosus, automobile veil,
Mrs. John Marsh.
Finest begonia, ?2.00 Mrs. Fred
Best collection begonias, perctila
tor, Mrs. Joe Wright.
Best collection geraniums, box
stationery and agate ware, Mrs. J.
H. White. '
Best white geranium, 4 pounds
pecans, Mrs. J. L. Smith.
Best pink geranium, picture, Mrs.
J. L. Smith.
Best red geranium, picture, Mis.
J. L. Smith.
Finest palm, kid gloves, Mrs. C.
Best collection ferns, china mayo
naise bowl and ladle, Mrs. M. T.
Finest poi plant, 24 pound sack
flour, Miss Ella Mobley.
Finest cut flower, ?1.00 Mrs. J.
Best collection chrysanthemums,
3 pounds Huyler's candy, Miss Bes
I sie Ford Turner. 2nd prize, automo
bile cap, Miss Fran ces Turner,
j Finest single chrysanthemum,
ptoilet articles, Miss Hallie White.
Finest number on one plant, pic
t;ire, Miss Bessie Ford Turner.
Mesdames Maggie \ Hill and Mis
souri Lott and Mr. W.. B. Cogburr
and Rev. M. D. Jeffries, of Edge
field, were visitors hero on Saturday
Miss Weinona Lewis, whose mar
riage to Dr. B. F. Landrum, take:
place on Wednesday of this week
has been the recipient of much so
On Thursday of the past weel
the Y. W. A.'s and Philathea clas
gave a miscellaneous shower fo
her at the home of Mrs. T. R. Den
ny. A "flower romance" in ques
tions occupied the time for awil
and Miss Lewis was the successfu
one in guessing each question, am
was presented the gift, a daint;
handkerchief, hy Miss Edith Colo
man. A large beribboned baske
containing tokens of affections fror
friends, was brought in by Mri
(Continued 071 page 4.)
To the W. M.,wardens and breth
ren of Concordia Lodge No. 60, A.
F. M. Your committee appointed to
prepare a tribute to the memory of
our beloved brother, George B.
Lake, beg to submit the following:
The grim monster Death, against
whose approach the tyler with drawn
sword availeth naught, has once j
more invaded our ranks and remov
ed from the stage of action our es
teemed Brother Lake,'who died sud
denly in Lexington, Ky., on the
20th day of Maroh, 1911, and was
laid to rest by his brethren in the
cemetery at Edgefield, S. C. Broth
er Lake was born ?in Edgefield dis
tri ct, now county, on the 9th day of
January, 1941, being the son of Dr.
John Lake and Isabella Blocker,
who were conspicuous representa
tives of two of the most noted fami
lies of the early civilization of our
grand old county. Soon after the
war between the states was ended,
in which war Brother Lake
acted a gallant and conspicuous
part, he joined Concordia lodge, and
remained a faithful member until
the lodge suspended work, and was
one of the most zealous and active
members in reviving this lodge, in
wbich he continued his membership
until he was called by the S. A. 0.
T. IT. to labor in the celestial lodge
above, where we fully believe he is
now basking in the sunshine of
God's eternal love. He was a Mason
true and tried. His heart, his feet,
his head and his hands all.were
dedicated to the principles of the
order that he loved and served so
faithfully. As a Mason he was pure,
devoted and unassuming. He loved
the fraternity with its sacred em
blems and Godly tenets. But now
he has gone-dead they say, and yet
we cannot feel that our friend and
brother whose body is now resting
in the quiet church yard beside the
body of his faithful and devoted
wife, his first love, is dead. He is
"lie lives in each comforting word
Once whispered, in Misery's ear,
He lives in each-'beauty conferred,
That lightened a sigh or a tear,
His spirit still meets with u? where
In mystic seclusion we-group,
Our emblems forever will bear
i The perfect impress of his hope.
His column is broken in twain,
Yet none will our brother forget,
Though earth claims her lendings
And Nature has paid her last
Therefore be it resolved:
That in the removal of our broth
er from time to eternity by the Su
preme Grand Master of the universe
to whose will we most humbly bow,
this lodge has lost one of its oldest
and most devoted members; his
brethren a genuine and true friend;
his children a fond and devoted fa
ther, and his country a loyal and
That we extend to all the be
reaved ones our tenderest sympa
thies, and commend them to the
love and care of the S. A. O. T. U.
upon whose level they may always
walk to meet their loved ones again
in the bright and beautiful land of
That we wear the usual badge of
mourning for thirty days, that a
i pago in our record book be inscrib
er his memory; that this tribute
spread upon our minutes, and a
copy furnished the children of our
, deceased brother and published in
the county papers.
W. B. Cogburn,
B. B. Jones.
"Sol" of Clark's Hill Has Been
When I was last in Edgefield I
promised tc write a letter for The
Advertiser from this neck of the
woods, ii is Edgefield that I first
care to speak of. Twenty years
ago I went to Edgefield to live and
there are so few changes in that
time except the progress. I am
proud of the progress she has made.
Twenty years ago I saw a chip
floating down Beaver Dam creek,
and I saw the same chip floating
down stream. There was a dilapi
dated wagon standing at the shop,
the same wa?ion was standing in thc
I know a girl that could walk un
der my arm. I saw the same girl,
and she's a girl yet. I had my mus
tache dyed and kissed a girl, whicl
left a purple pot on her cheek, I sav
the same girl and the same purph
spot is there yet. The girls are girl
yet. Some places change but Edge
field never does. I met the sami
people on the side walks. The mer
chants are merchants yet.
I met a friend a fe?v days ag
who tells me that Judge John Baile;
has not had a court yet, but ha
married a couple. He said th
Judge looked dignified and solemi
URGED TO HOLD COTTON.
Commissioner Watton and Far
mers Union Urge Holding
Cotton. President Long
Commissioner of Agriculture E.
J. Watson, who is the president cf
the Southern Cotton Congress, aid
ed by the president and secretary of
the Frrmers Union, is doing his ut
most to induce the farmers of the
cotton belt to hold their cotton for
Prof. 6. F. Long, the president
of the County Farmers' Union, has
received a letter from Mr. Watson,
also one from President Dabbs of
the State Farmers' Union, urging
him to induce as many farmers as
possible to sign a pledge to hold
their cotton for 13 cents. Prof.
Long came to Ed ge fi eld Sa tn rd ay
and left the pledge blanks with Mr.
W. B. Cogburn, the clerk of court,
as requested. He also called at The
Advertiser office and discussed tke
situation with the writer.
The following is a copy of the
letter which Prof. Long received
from Commissioner Watson:
Following the action of mass
meeting of South Carolina farmers,
would urge upon yon to take imme
diate steps to push with all the vigor
you possess, in every, township and
county in your state, the holding
movement on following lines, simi
lar request being made of State Far
mers' Union President your state:
Open books at each county seat for
signatures of farmers to pledge to
hold stated number of bales until
September 1, 1912, or until the
price has reached 13 cents; prose
cute vigorous campaign in each
township for holding cotton and
getting pledges; got also pledges to
reduce ootton acreage for 1912 to
not exceeding 60 per cent of arable
land held; get reports each day as
to pledges filed and publish names
of signers with - number of bales
pledged. Call for not less than 2
cents per bale from growers holding
cotton, to be sent immediately to
Secretary-Treasurer of State Union,
to defray expenses of quick cam
paign for pledges, publishing re^
ce i p ts daily. This plan is already
under way in South Carolina and
quick and effective retirement of
cotton seems assured. It is abso
lutely necessary to bring the indi
vidual producer into line right now
if millions of dollars are to be sav
ed to the Cotton BeltJPlan? for the
future can be agreed upon later, but
a feasible quick campaign of this
kind pushed simultaneously in all
our states can, and will, effectively
stem the present disastrous tide in
this critical moment Inmost earnest
ly appeal to your patriotism tn the
name of the masses of southern peo
ple to act upon this matter and act
quickly. Am arranging for whirl
wind campaign through Belt in
holding cause for Senator Smith,
President Barrett and other mern?
hers of National Committee erected
at Montgomery. Kindly wire me
immediately if in behalf of every
material interest in the south yon
may be relied upon to take the
speedy action invoked.
E. J. Watson,
President Southern Cot ton Congress,
E. W. Dabbs, President State Far
J. WhitnerReid, Se-?retary-Treasur
er State Farmers' Union.
All farmers who fare disposed to
give their support to the cotton
holding movement are requested to
call at Mr. Cogburn's office and
sign the pledge.
Fresh shipment of Leverings
coffees at B. Timmons.
an d said, "My little cb;.I?I/en stand
up, for and in consideration of one
dollar cash to me in hand paid, and
be fore the sealing of these present,
do pronounce you husband and
wife, and may the Lord have mercy
on you." And Ut me also add that
what Judge Baily joins together I
dare any man to put asunder. The
Judge kissed the bride and charged
the groom ten dollars, and entered
the case on the civil docket, as
thore was nothing criminal in it.
Farmer Walton paid us a visit
and captivated all with whom he
came in contact. Ile made oar club
a practical talk on farming, which
was inspiring and edifying to us all.
Come again, Mr. Walton, you will
always meet a hearty welcome.
Mrs. F. A. Sales is in Augusta for
medical treatment. We hope for a
Mr. W. S. Middleton has com
menced to improve his dwelling.
When completed it will be up-to
date in every respect, water works,
gas lights, large verandas. It will
be a thing of beauty.
There are more things I might
say, but lest I wearyyo p, will close
for this time. Sol,