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(Read before the State Conven
tion at Springfield, Tenn, by Mrs.
W. R. Craig, of Pulaski.)
I was surprised when I received
Mrs. Holman's letter asking me to
prepare a paper on "Motherhood"
for the state convention. It was
something I had never done-to ap
pear before so many people and
talk. For awhile I thought some one
had been plotting against me
some one who knew I was some
what related to "the old woman
who lived in the shoe," and that
through much experience I ought
to be able to say something on the
You will pardon me if I some
times refer to my own life, which
was for many years spent in the so
ciety of little children.
In my he? .t's casket \ are seven
jewels. Would you know what they
are-six manly sons; and, the set
ting is "far above rubies," sweet
voung daughter? God gave them
to me to keep and guard with ten?
derest care until He needs them.
"Motherhood is a fearful re
sponsibility"-the greatest in life.
"The woman may well pause where
angels fear to tread." Oh young
mother, do you realize that you
hold in your arms to-day a priceless
bit of clay, a soul to shield from
wrong, to right incline, whose little
life is linked to yours?
"Divine the gift! Oh may thee
A heart of truth and honor hold."
Some one has said: "'Tis count
ed something great to be al queen,
and bend a kingdom to a woman's
will. To be a mother is soinething
better and mort noble still." In our
power is the making of nations. Do
we appreciate what God requires of
us, from the cradle to the end of
time? 'Each day a lesson we must
teach." When the day is done do
we ask ourselves these questions?
Have I helped each heart to open
wider? Have I inspired each one to
better things? Have only pure
words fallen from my lips in the
presence of ray children?
Let us teach our children to be
true, sincere, modest, and always
thoughtful of others.
We must train them in the prac
tice of the little observances, the
little courtesies that make th? world
beautiful; and that, after all, most
of our happiness depends on the
way we use the little things that
lie in our path.
Mothers, encourage your children. '
When they have done well, tell '
them so. Let them know that you
appreciate the good that is in theu.
"Remember that nothing so wins
the confidence of the young as the
consciousness of being appreciated."
And there is no stronger bond of
union between parent and child than 1
sympathy." Teach your young j
daughter to make you her confidant, <
oh, what a safeguard! Let our
children have the benefit of the best <
that is in us. Every generation
should be an improvement on the '
one before. We must educate the '
i.eart for all that is good and pure. (
Young mothers, live with your
little children. God gave them to
you to train for this and a better
and higher life. Leavethem not too
much to one who does not and can- ?
not feel a mother's interest and love.
Remember, impressions made on the 1
young are lasting. You are the
sculptor of your child's character.
Shall your model be worthy? With
God's help, do your work well.
We must live before our children
the life we would have them live.
However good and wise the counsel
if we do not follow its teachings,
we need not expect better of them.
So by our lives we must teach them
purity-purity of thought, of
speech. Let no impure word fall
from your lips that will taint the
sweet, innocent mind of your child.
One unguarded, impure word often
carries with it an influence that is
Friends, we know that the influ
ence of a sweet, pure, untarnished
Christian life lives always. It is felt
in the home from one generation to
You may break, you may shatter
the vase, if you will,
But the scent of the roses will cling
around it still,"
So will the influence of a sweet,
pare, Christian motherhood last.
House and adjoininglotof 3 acres near
public square. Orchard,garden,good
well, pastare, barn, baggy hoase
and other outbuildings. Hoase
piped for acetzlyene gas. For price
and terms apply to W. A. Byrdat
W. A. Strom,
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
A big redaction in Coat Suits, at
Smith Marsh Co.
WHAT SHE WANTED.
Tb? Evangelist-My mission In Hf?
ls to save young men.
Old Oirl on Back Bench-Then save
a nice-looking one for me. please.
"WHEELS" ARE "HEADGEAR.
Tom-Twenty dollars for that sim
pie fall hat? You must be crazy!
Clara-Well. 1 must say Its going to
GUNS & PISTOLS
most every kind if they
are the good kind
J.P. Sauer & Sons
Repairers of all kinds of guns,
V. A. Hemstreet & Bro.
Near Ga. R. R. Bank. 655 Broad
Auction Sale at Plum
Having sold my farm, I am going to
nove to Greenwood and change my oc
mpation, so I will sell the following
sroperty at auction on Saturday, De
:ember the 16th:
All farm tools, including some up-to
Set of shop tools consisting of lathe,
sellows, anvil, 3 hammers, 1 vice, 2
One cook stove, as good as new, to
gether with some household furniture.
One two-horse wagon and harness.
One top buggy and harness.
Two open buggies and harness.
One horse colt 18 months old, and 3
300 bales of hay, , 150 bushels corn
and a few hundred bundles of fodder.
Attend the sale yourself and telljyour
friends about it.
J. B, TIMMERMAN.
Plum Branch, S. C.
All persons are hereby warned
not to hunt or trespass in any man
ner whatsoever upon the lands of
the undersigned. The law will be
enforced to the fullest extent against
Mrs. Emily Johnson,
W. F. West.
Nov. 14th, UH.
For Judge of Probate.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the office of Judge of Pro
bate of Edgefield county, to fill the
unexpired term of J. D. Allen, de
ceased, and pledge my faithful and
conscientious efforts to discharge
the duties of the office, if elected.
William T. Kinnaird.
5 piec3b of unfinished Serges
dress goods 52 inches wide. Real
value $1.25 per yard, for this week
only 98c per yard.
Cotton in Yard and at Planta
I will insure for $40"per bale at
following rates: 6 mos. 16ic per
bale, 4 mos. 17c per bale, 8 mos.
iee per bale.
E. J. Norris.
Can Save You Money.
We carry a large stock of General Merchan
dise, and not being in town our expenses are
small, consequently we can make very close
When you need heavy groceries or planta
tion supplies or dry goods or shoes come to see
"We wish to
to call espec
to our shoes.
and we will
ber of the
work or dress
Fruits, nuts, candies and holiday goods of all
J. H. REEL One mile weat of Ed gefiel d
Tou LOOK FOR
Start A BANK ACCOUNT
For Them NOW
v- Copyrith( 1909. HT C. E. Zimmerman Co.-No. Z5'L<R|
XkTE HOPE for better things for
W our children than we had for
ourselves. We hope to protect
them from adversity. We hope to
shield them from the vicissitudes
of the world. Can we do better
than to start a bank account for
Bank of Edge field
W. W. Adams, Vice Pres.
E. J. Miras, Cashier
J. H. Allen, Ast Cashier
riiV?>f*tr\** J* C' ShePPard? w- w- Adams> J- H- Bouknight,Thos.
UireCZOrS H. Rainsford, J. M. Cobb, B. E. Nicholson, A. S.
Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, W. E. Prescott.
First Shipment Kentueky
Horses and Mules
We have just received our first shipment of mules
and horses for the season. This stock was bought in
person by Mr. Wilson athis leisure. In the lot you
can find anything you want in driving and saddle
horses, also some good brood mares. Would like for
you to see the gentle ponies suitable for child's use.
Our mules are decidedly the best bunch we ever ship
ped. Some extra good large teams among them.
The J. Willie Levy Co. ?
is ready to fit you out Sir, in Fall Suit, Hat
or overcoat. To the ladies our Womens' Ready
to-wear Dept. presents the latest Parisian and
New York Cr?ations in tailored suits, cloaks,
waists, hand-bags and furnishings.
When in Augusta use our waiting rooms,
make Levy's your headquarters.
' - " ' < '. >\Q'. ?' ' \ . Ml
Wholesale and Retail Roofing Materials;
Tin plate, galvanized corrugated iron shingles, rubber roofing, etc* Galvi
zed iron c. nice and sheet metal work, skylights, etc. Stoves, ranges, mi
tels, tiling, grates, paints, oils, varnishes, etc.
1009 Broad Street Augusta,
' USED UNIVERSALLY
COR T IR I GH X^INGXCES
WHEN Cortright. Metal Shingles were first introduced (24 years
ago) you had some excuse for being sceptical:
But now- *
If you are sceptical it tan only be because you do not know the
facts in the case.
They are used today from the Atlantic to the' Pacific for all kinds
of buildings, under all conditions.
They arc fireproof, stormproof ; never leak and last as long as the
building itself without needing repairs..
For further detailed information: apply to'
Stewart & Kernaghan
Edgefield, S. C.
Am prepared to furnish you in
wholesale or retail quantities, at
prices much reduced.
WHOLESALE AT OLD DEPOT.
RETAIL AT L. E. JACKSON'S
E. S. JOHNSON
Edgefield, S. C.
Helps the Farmer to Si
THE FARMER was worried over themarket |
reports. Cotton was rising,. When itreached
a certain figure he proposedlto sell The day
before it had almost reached his price. What
would it bring today?
The farmer needed first-hand information st once. He
stepped to bis Bell Telephone.. The Long Distance connection
with the buyer in a distant city informed him that cotton had
leached the top figure, and he sold his crop ar a handsome profit
The Universal Bell System enables the producer in semor*
rural districts to keep in touch with market conditions without
the necessity of leaving home.
By the way, have yon a Bell Telephone t
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHI
AND TELEGRAPH COMP.