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VOL. 76. . EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY" 14, 1912 NO. 52
CLARK'S HILL LETTER.
Mrs. Sharpton and Mrs. 'Mc Don
ald En'le:tain. Mrs.Middleton
Observes Her 68th
There is a feeling of spring in
the air, which is most encouraging
to farmers. This short month will
poon be gone, and so little work has
been done as yet on the farm, ex
cept by the orchardists, who have
their trees in good shape for the
bumper crop which has been prom
ised them for this year.
No large cotton acreage is being
spoken of; in fact the farmers both
black and white, have pledged them
selves to reduce their cotton farms
this year. The representative of the
Rock Hill plan, Mr. Freeman of
Parksville, was through our section
last week interviewing our farmers
and they all becam? very much en
thused, and promised to make great
One man who last year planted
only two acres, ?aid this year he
would cut that in half: If all will
adhere to that plan, cotton will soar
high in price this fall.
The pea thresher of which men
tion has been made, was practically
tested a few days ago and gave en
tire satisfaction, threshing out the
peas perfectly and making a nice
quality of hay.
On the 14th Mesdames Sharpton
and McDonald complimented their
friends with a valentine party in
honor of the Saint who presides
over the destinies of that da*.
Even-thing was in accord, the imi
tations being issued on d*i?ity ?iule
hearts. And strings of heart? w;
suspended from tb:- chandeliers in
the hall, dining room and parlor. j
The refresh.vu-mia -which f\onv,<
. ;'Hr^S^?'cM?wid?l?otow cv.- . ;>; :v' -
ed ber 6?th birthday on b't Valen-'
tine day, as the legend runs, he i
does influence our lives for good, he j
showered-all thiugs lovely on this
dear woman on her natal dy v.
Mr. and Mrs. TI. Adams spent the
week end with friends in Augusta.
The Stork left a beautiful little
girl, Hattie Elizabeth, with Air.
and Mrs. J. P. Nixon on Saturday
Although the weather was still
unfavorable on Sunday morning,
the meeting at the Baptist church
began under very favorable circum
stances. The music was unusually
good, with a large choir participat
ing. Dr. M. D. Jeffries preached on
"Hindrances to being on the right
side," and his appeal was very
effective. Mr. Reynold sang a beau
tiful solo, "I'll go with Jesus all the
way. "Dr. Jeffries very cordially in
vited and urged every one to at
tend the services, and expressed the
hope that the roads would soon im
prove that the friends from the
country might be able to attend. At
the close of the service, Mr. C. A.
Holmes presented himself for mem
bership by letter from Red Hill
Keep Your Windows Open.
Don't sleep in a closed room.
Fresh air is the basic requisite to
good health. A sealed chamber is a
breeding place of disease. ?
The lungs utilize all the oxygen
they breathe and expel their impuri
ties in your exhalations.
Within an hour a man consumes
all the oxygen in the average room.
If the windows and transoms are
down and the door is shut, there
after he breathes foul poisons.
Rural communities should by
reason of natural advantages be
practically immune from the "white
plague;" but statistics how a greater
percentage of consumptives among
farmers than any other class of peo
Who isn't familiar with the dead
ly parlor with its stale atmosphere
where for days at a stretch whole
generations of malignant germs are
permitted to incubate undisturbed.
A week often passes without the
admission of sunlight. As well
spend an afternoon in a smoke
filled tunnel as remain in such a
Open the windows even in the
rain-far better to spoil a few
trumpery lace curtains and spot the
carpet than to jeopardize your
Care for the Old.
I love old people. They are so
sweet and interesting and gentle
thatitisnot only a delight to be
with them, it is also a much-needed
lesson in good manners. Then
they've lived through so much, that
wisdom has come to them, and pa
tience, and they appreciate every
! little thing that is done for their
pleasure. And we do so pitifully
little! We intend to go and see
them, and we don't; we intend to
take them flowers, and we don't; we
intend to remember them at Christ
mas and on their anniversaries, and
we don't; and by and by while we
are intending, they quietly fall
asleep, and it is too late, and in
stead of precious memories of kind
ly deeds, we have only shriveled,
blighted regrets for all that we
left undone.-Mrs. Patterson, in
the Progressive Farmer.
White Town School.
I have been reading so many nice
letters from other schools, I thought
I would write, too. We are pro
gressing nicely in our studies. As
we have two fine teachers, we can't
help but learn, lt is very kind of
you, Mr. Editor, to encourage us
in this way, but don't think we
should crowd your valuable col
umns with our school letters, or
they will become a nuisance. One
of our good students, Ethan White,
has been .ibsent from fichool this
week on account of sickness and
we hope he will soon be with us
We are glad to state that our
Sunday School Supt, Mr. Wash
Hamilton, is up again after a con
Well, I guess tho ground hog
knew his bulliens when he returned
to his don, as the weather smoeH
ii'eb. 2nd has been the worst, of the .
s the ?oVel?
esl --'f the Season. We bad great
fun at school (ir,r we have not'lost
day from this recent b?? weather)
playing sn?.. ,v bal), making .MIOW
The high water ha- washed up
the upper bridge on Stevens Creek,
which will greatly inconvenience
the people of our section who wish
to visit McCormick.
Miss Corrie Freeland and Mr. J.
C. Wells were quietly married at
the home of the bride at 6 o'clock
Wednesday Feb. 14.
Now, Mr. Editor, I will give you
our Honor Roll for the past month,
and wish to make mention of the
fact, that Osborne Freeland's name
was by some mistake left off the
Honor Roll last month. If this
letter escapes the waste basket, you
shall bear from us again, but not
often enough to weary your'.pa
tience. The Honor Roll is as fol
First Grade: Sarah Maun, 93;
Bennie Ridlehoover 93 and Minnie
White, 91. ' .
Second Grade: Myrtis Roberts,
94; Lona White, 91.
Third Grade: Osborne Freeland,
Fourth [Grade: Georgia White
93; Emmie Rey aolds, 91; Marbie
White, 91; Ruby White, 92; Ruth
Walls, 90; Thomas Mann, 94.
Fifth Grade: Gussie Barden, 92;
Ninie White, 94 ; Rallie Holliday,
Sixth Grade: Pearl Ridlehoover,
96; Earle Reynolds, 92; Denny
Seventh Grade: Bessie Medlock,
92; Belle Reynolds, 92; Maggie
Medlock, 94; Effie White, 92; Car
rie Walls, 92; Claud White, 91;
Tillman. White, 92; Willie Barden
Eighth Grade: Ruby Ridlehoo
ver, 96; J. T. Holliday, 93, Walter
Rearden, 94. W. B.
There was a sentence in The Pro
gressive Farmer of January 13th in
small type that ought to be printed
in about as big type as the New
York Journal carries. The sentence
we have in mind was a quotation
from Mr. F. H. LaBaume, oftbe
Norfolk and Western railroad, and
read as follows:
"I wish that for every gallon of
whiskey carried on to the farms of
the south, the purchaser thereof
was compelled to buy two gallons
of paint instead-and the price paid
for ono gallon of common red li
quor will buy two gallons of gcrod
paint in any market"-Progressive
JOHNSTON LETTER. \
Surprise Marriage. Sun)
Valentine Party. Miss Do
bey Entertains Y P. B.
Silver Medal Contest
j The news of the marriage of Miss
Lula Mae Omer, now bf Hephzibah,
Ga., to Mr. Clark Crouch, of Mur
freesboro, Tenn., was a happy sur
prise to the friends here of both
these young people. The marriage
occurred in Augusta, at the Pres
byterian parsonage, on the 14th. It
seems that considering the youthful
age of the bride, there were some
objections, so the young couple,
under pretext of a day's pleasure
trip to Augusta, and accompa
nied by several friends, used
this means as an occasion to have
their vows consummated. The bridal
pair left soon aft^r for the home of
the groom, in Tennessee, stopping
for a two day's visit to friends in
Johnston. The bride is the eldest
daughter of Mr. Luther B. Oxner,
who resided here for many years*
but moved to Hephzibah during
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher entertained
her Sunbeam band with a Valen
tine party last week and all enjoyed
immensely being together, and
playing games and getting valen
tines at an improvised post office.
Mrs. Hatcher was surprised with a
valentine in the shape of a basket
filled with luscious fruits, andT
adorned with numerous red hearts,'
AU took turns after b?ing biroo,
folded, at attempting to pin asravEg
red hea;t in the exact center OL a
huge rel heart on the wai).
Mr. Will Hoyt, 'of Aagn
spent the we&k eD$ hei'e with-ty?
brotbr.-, Mr. J. P. lioyt.
hours wero al! too short for thc
yoting people and an enjoyar/;- con
clusion %as ?h? course supper
There was a silver randal contest
at the Methodist church on Sunday
morning, and tho young ladies who
took part were Misses Essie Ly
brand, Nell Beckham and Eulie
Satcher. At the conclusion, Miss
Lybrand was decided to be the win
ner. At the Tri-County-Convention
of the W. C. T. IL, Bhe, with Miss
Cleavie Moyer, who won the other
silver medal offered here, will com
pete for the gold medal.
Invitations have been received
here to the marriage of Mr. Hilliard
Carlisle Wright, of Athens, Ga.,
to M ?ss Elizabeth Amelia McNeal,
of Louisville, Ky., which will take
place on February 20th at 7 p. m.,
at the home of the bride. M
Wright is the second son of
late Mr. P. L. Wright, who . ?
his home here.
Mr. and Mrs. James M. l'amer
celebrated the 46th anniversary of
their marriage on February 14th,
with a dining.
Mr. J. W. Hardy has returned
from Hawkinsville, Ga., where he
spent a week with his son, Mr. Eric
Mr. O. D. Black visited his broth
er Mr. J. M. Black at Hamlet, N.
C., last week.
Mr. Wilmot Ouzts is at home
from a special visit to Tennille, Fla.
Master Mark Toney celebrated
his 13th birthday on Saturday with
a candy pull. Many pretty gifts
were brought bim by his friends.
Mrs. Victoria Hart is having a
neat cottage erected on her lot near
the high school building.
The moving picture show on Fri
day and Saturday evenings are at
tracting crowds and on each even
ing? the one holding the lucky num
ber will be presented with a box of
Miss Mary Gwynn was hostess
for the new century club on Tues
day afternoon, from 4 to 6 o'clock,
the meeting being held with her at
the home of Dr. S. G. Mobley. The
course of study for the club this
winter has been especially interest
ing. The first book was of "Africa,"
which held one's attention with its
account of teeming life and changes,
and full of strange scenes of the
dark continent. The present study
book is "Egypt," wondrous in an
cient grandeur, the book being of
highest authority. The lesson
was taught by Mrs. Albert Dozier.
After the books were laid aside,
*. :1 ? a:ii Y; P. ??^Q?SW0
'gynmt..-m entertaining, and c.uh
tntmi;. r invited one to conic. The
>les were arranged for the tempt
Tfreshraents which the charm
g>ung hostess served.
meeting of 'the D. of C. it
sided to organize a children's
and Miss Edith Coleman
appointed the leader. On Satur
ifternoon she will call a meet
r 4 o'clock to be held at her
and an organization will be
% With the many boys and
are in town, a splendid chap
be had, and it is especially
? that the parents will be iu
;d and have their children
s to this first meeting.
7etch Children the Care of
\ boy who leaves bis book upside
dojVn on chair, table, or maybe
. his bat under the 'tree where
. as playing, whose new overcoat
ross his bed, whose new ties
impled down in one corner of
iffonier drawer-this boy as
will leave his plows where he
?d using them, will allow his
machinery and wagons to
the weather," and his dispo
; his clothing will be a greal
j a girl, carelessness with small
inga is even more inexcusa
possible, than -in a man. A
should be the soul of neat
and neatness is not easily
red in mature years un
made the daily habit of the
ir? your child a certain place
^belongings. If you can af
iplayroom, that is well; bu
; 7. that. A closei
S?vei naives or even larsre J
tn, certaiu corner of the roon
definite place for th'
?i?drcn to rt
vor a child's clothing. Tho
; e.r. sbonid see that the children bfoSI
'ai" Bust from their clothes, fob
rb MI carefully and put them away
Boys as well as girls should bi
taught to clean and press thei
clothing. Teach them to carefully
pit awa.v collars, handkerchiefs,
I ties, articles of jewelry, souvenirs'
All this requires time in the be
ginning, but saves time in the enc
for both ourselves and those whc
come after us.-Mrs. Robert Scott
in The Progressive Farmer.
Things That Count
One of the striking characteris
tics of successful persons is theil
faeulty of readily determining the
relative importance of different
things. There are many things
v-1 h it is desirable to do, a few
essential, and there is no more
jeful quality of the human mind
than that which enables its posses
sor at ojice to distinguish which the
few. essential things are. Life is
so short and time so fleeting that
much which one would wish to do
must fain be omitted. Ke is fortu
nate who perceives at a glance what
it will do, and what it will not do,
to omit. This invaluable faculty,
if not possessed in a remarkable de
gree naturally, is susceptible of
cultivation to a considerable ex
tent. Let anyone adopt the prac
tice of reflecting, every morning,
what must necessarily be done du
ring the day, and then begin by
doing the most important things
irst, leaving the others to take
their chance of being done or left
ttndone. In this way attention first
to the things of first importance,
soon acquires the almost irresistible
force of habit, and becomes a rule
di life. There is no rule more
?dispensable to success.-Great
Old Aunt Sally, the highly es
teemed cook in a southern family,
vas frequently praised for her cu
linary skill and on one occasion,
rh en a number of guests had been
t>|dine with the family, a remark was
nade touching the beautiful appear
ance of Sally's pie, which showed a
?ry pretty scallop on its edge.
Inquiry being made as to how
tie old lady managed to get such
ai even design, Sally was summon
ed to the dining room and the ques
tjon was duly put to her.
The emotions of the guests may
te imagined when the old lady re'
' Oh, dat's easy. I jest uses my
How to Begin the Garden.
If the garden hasn't a good fence
around it, now is the time to put it
there. Poultry wire is cheap, and
you cannot have a good garden if
the chickens help you work it. And
don't select some out-of-the-way
piece of ground that can't be used
for anything else for the garden.
Put it near the house and on the
best piece of ground that can be
had. It is not necessary, as some
seem to think, that the garden be a
large piece of ground. Don't make
it large unless you can keep it prop
erly. Intensive cultivation is what
you want rather than the extensive.
Nothing looks worse than a poorly
kept garden. If you haven't done
so before now give the garden a
heavy coat of good stable ma
nure. Apply broadcast.-L. A.
Niven, in The Progressive Far
Winter Evenings on the Farm.
What do you do these long win
ter evenings on the farm? wrote a
woman to her friend who lives on
her farra. I was there when the let
ter came, and when we read that
part of it we both laughed content
"These long winter evenings on
the farm," repeated the contented
woman. "If she only knew it, they
are all too short. Why, evenings on
the farm are the happiest part of
the day." And her cosy sitting room
and beaming face emphasized what
"But I suppose she does wonder
what I do with myself," she went
om. Well, I can tell her that an even -
ing on the farm makes up for any
thing that may hare gone wrong
during the day.
''The stovewood may have been
iiut too io.n*r> and every farm woruati
. i -* - --. i- . . .??"*..
I conies and we gather for a happy
. ? hour about a big log fire,
? "My husband lias a quiet hour
r for reading; I have my sewing and
' i mending,or darning, or letters'tobe
answered. And we plan abouttho
, ! fa'm and the house; we taik about
j farming methods and all kinds of
experiments and decide that we
must invest mediately in certain
improved implement* tbat our
neighbor across the river- -bas"
bought, and we look into the ad
vertising pages of the farm papers.
"And when my husband makes
out his list, I venture to suggest
some things in the way of new
kitchen utensils and he looks over
the advertisements with me and we
select enough things to furnish my
"Then perhaps J hear the baby
stirring in the next room, and I
tip toe in to cover him up, and ray
husband calls out that he sees some
thing else we must have, some won
derful labor saving device-and ?
come frowningly out and tell him
not to talk so loud and wake up the
"And I take another look at the
bread which has been 'set to rise' in
the kitchen, and the man of the
house gives a vigorous poking to
the fire and asks if I have enough
stovewood to last through the next
Evenings on the farm-why they
are the happiest part of the day. I
'A farm woman who can gather
her little brood about her for a cozy
hour these winter evenings knows
the real meaning of the word
Not so Sure.
There's a certain minister whose
duties sometimes call him ont of
the city. He has always arranged
for some one of his parishioners to
keep company with his wife and lit
tle daughter during these absences.
Recently, however, he was called
away so suddenly that he had no
opportunity of providing a guardian.
The wife was very brave during
the early evening, but after dark
had fallen her com age began to
fail. She stayed up with her little
girl till there was no excuse for
staying any longer and then took
her upstairs to bed.
"Now go to sleep, dearie," she
said. "Don't be afraid. God will
"Yes' mother," answered the lit
tle girl, "that'll be all right tonight,
but the next time let's make better
' arrangements. "
P AKAS VILLE
Rev. T. H. Garrett's Resignation
Greatly Deplored. Mr. Wal
lace Seigler a Happy
It pains your correspondent to
announce that our pastor, Rev. T.
H. Garrett yesterday resigned his
pastorate here, consisting of Parks
ville and Modoc phnrches. The pas
tor stated that it pained him to
leave us, but other fields were open
to him though he had not accepted
other work. With many regrets th?
church accepted his resignation.
Mr. Garrett is a godly man and a
fine gospel preacher, and the prayers
of this church will follow him and
his interesting family. . Th? writer
was not present yesterday but was
informed by competent judges that
the sermon of Mr. Garrett's was as
usual, a most excellent one. Parks
ville is saddened by this resignation
not expecting to get a better preach
er, or more consecrated man, in
fact it is a calamity to the entire
west-side, and to the association,
and many will be pained to hear of
it not connected with his pastor
The sun ?comes out beautifully
this morning after a week Of un
pleasant weather, and I am glad to
say that many believe that a fairly
good stand of grain has survived
the cold. At one time many thought
the oat crop destroyed, but we now
hope for a fairly good ero? though
on account of so much cotton not
much small grain was s^wn.
The farmer c i
for sunshine s ?
meneo to prep..n.
Many toa wa
We^ arv sor.
? I/yen con i
j t5n tnoruing*
j speedy re-:ov?
j Miss Eunic
ry. whom we
fortnight ago. ... .. ; ... oV..M.
a'id has reit* . .,,
vigoraied, ha ; :. ; ,
?iesh in Park ,
mate. Miss Abrams was a guest at
^ the home of Mi? Martha I)>rn. and
j the young peoplo ^4vmiss her
! joyous smile and yivacious^-pw
p?Utr.. She will have to return often
to atf?ntk-dlft meetings of the k'Bu
The happiest man in the Reho
both section that we know of, is
Mr. Wallace Seigler, the proud
father of a bouncing boy whose
name is John Clarence. All the
child's daddies, grand-daddies and
great-grand daddies were named
John, except one named Clarence,
common ly called Clark" so to call
the child John with the addition of
Clarence means that he is named
for his male ancestry for six gen
erations back. Wallace is hopping
and skipping this morning stopping
the holes in the house for the en
trance of the cats, but it was sug
gested instead, he was fixing to
keep John Clarence at home fear
ing he might make his exit if
things didn't suit him. He is indeed
a fine boy and we congratulate the
Mr. Gordon Blackwell went over
to Double Branch, Ga., Saturday
to visit hie sick wife whom we are
glad to say is convalescing.
Mr. R. S. Ridlehoover made a
trip to Augusta to-day on business.
Rev. B. H. Covington filled his
regular appointment yesterday af
ternoon at the Methodist church,
his text being, "Judge not that ye
be not judged, for with what judg
ment ye judge ye shall be judged
and with what measure ye mete it
shall be measured to you again."
Mr. Covington is a fluent speaker
and a consecrated young man.
For Drivers to Remember.
Provide your horse with a large
warm blanket for such times as he
is standing still and exposed to the
"Don't ever use the whip simply
because you have it. It is a very
poor driver who makes a blow the
Give the horse an occasional full
day's rest It will add to his value
and capacity for work.
Always be kind to your horse, Il