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1 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1912
I LOCAL & PERSONAL
Air. Julian D. Holstein, . Jr.,
spent Sunday and Monday in Green
Mr. Otis Lamb and sister, Miss
Flossie, spent last Sunday in Aiken
Dr. F. W. P. Butler of Colum
bia paid a visit to Edgefield on
There will be a Bpecial service at
Trenton Methodist church next Sun
day afternoon at 4 o'clock. Sunday
school will meet at 3 o'clock.
Mrs. W. E. Prescott and Miss
Beulah Jumper, hei sister, of
Springfield, S. C., spent a few days
in Edgefield last week.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn and Mrs.
James E. Hart spent Wednesday
and Thursday in North Augusta,
as guests of Mrs. W. S. Cogburn.
Mrs. B. B. Jones went over to
Johnston on Tuesday, and repre
sented the JJ. D. C. of Edgefield at
the Reciprocity meeting of the New
Century club at Mrs J. Niel Lott's.
Mrs. Fannie Tompkins, who
holds a warm place in Edgefield's
heart, has gone te Mobile Ala., foj
an extended visit to her
friends and relatives there.
Mr. J. F. Lamb has
gusta, where he will t?
of instruction in
typewriting in Dj
friends of Miss Iris
dil regret to learn that
home Sunday for Orange
where she bas accepted a posi
Mn Israel Mu kashy calls atten
tion to many new arrivals in spring
merchandise. See what he says to
the shoppers in his new advertise
ment this week.
For Sale: 100 bushels of Stony
Improved Mustard Seed Cotton
Seed Absolutely pure at $1.00 per
D. T. Mathis,
Colliers, S. C.
Mr. N. R. Bartly annoucees this
week that he is a candidate for re
election to the office of supervisor
of registration. As a public servant
he will do his utmost to give entire
Mr. Lewis Jones spent Friday in
Edgefield. He has been employed
for several years in ^ the claims de
partment of the Southern Railway,
making his headquarters in Colum
The men's class in the Edgefield
Methodist church has elected lion.
B. E. Nicholson as teacher. The
men of Edgefield not already.in any
Sunday school are invited to meet
with this class on Sunday at 10:30
Last night, at Staub's Tneater,
W. P. Hale scored another;hit. He
wae inimitable, and his selections
brought down the house from the
beginning, the audience being kept
in a constant roar of laughter. His
appearance was a decided success.
Knoxville (Tenn) Tribune.
Mr. Sam Agner has his own fer
tilizer factory and has been operat
ing it night and day during the fall
and winter. Early in September be
began to haul straw and leaves in
his lol and stables, and now has
hundreds of loads of barnyard ma
nure. That is the proper way to re
duce the fertilizer bill.
Capt. and Mrs. N. G. Evans re
turned last week from Columbia,
where they went to carry little
George for a slight operation to the
city Hospital. While there they
were guests of Dr. and Mrs. E. Mi
Whaley. Mrs. Evans expressed
pleasure at having heard Dr. Whar
ton preach on Sunday at the First
Mrs. M. C. Davenport of Greers,
S. C., has just returned to her home
after a pleasant visit to her sister,
Mrs. B. F. Zimmerman. No wonder
that Mrs. Zimmerman thinks that
Greers is the garden spot. of the
earth, having in that vicinage seven
br. 'versand sisters, and that fair
town in the shadow of the Blut
Ridge having been her early home.
Mr. Geo. F. Mime gives another
another eye talk this week. See
what he says about-fitting reading
glasses. He can relieve your eye
The essay published on the first
pagre of this issue, was written by
Miss Helen Lewis of ^Johnston, and
won the first prize on the subject,
"Why thia agitation about alco
Shirt sale 39c, 59c and 79?
Send us your money with order
Big value at F. G. MERTJNfc
Mr. W. Powell Hale, the imper
sonator who will appear in th*
opera house Monday night next, its
from Jefferson City, Tenn., and is a
personal friend of Dr. M. D. Jeffries.
He will be entertained in Dr.
Jeffries home while here.
Mr. W. Powell Hale delighted a
large audience at the Academy ol
music last night. Although thi
night was a disagreeable one, nearly
every seat was ttken. As an imper-1
sonator, Mr. Hale has few equal*
upon the American platform. Hit
a idienee left greatly pleased with
his performance.-Wilmington, N.
For Sale: Twenty Berkshire
pigs, $2.50 to $3.00. Can deliver
W. E. Prescott,
R. F. D. No. 2. Edgefield, S. C.
Edgefield Rifles Inspected.
The Edgefield Rifles, one of
oldest militia companies ianthe
^f- ^ya?iSfi representing the na
^trogovernment, and Gen. W. W.
oore, representing tne slate.
The company under command of
Capt. W. C. Tompkins made a very
creditable appearance. After the in
spection on the public square, Capt.
McMaster repaired to the armory,
where all government property was
carefully inspected and checked up.
Opera House Monday Night
Mr. W. Powell Hale has been
engaged to give an entertainment |
in the Edgefield opera house Mon
day night. Mr. Hale ranks among
the foremost readers and impersona
tors on the American platform to
day. His impersonations are of a
varied nature and never fail to cap-|
ti vate hi? large audiences. The peo
ple of Edgefield. are fortunate- in
having an opportunity of hearing]
Mr. Hale. The entertainment begins
at 8:3 o'clock Monday night.
Clark's Hill School.
Dear Advertiser: I have been
reading pieces in your valuable pa
per written by other school children,
also one from my sister, and I
thought I would write too. I am
going to "Pine Grove school", am
in the third grade. Our school is
small, but in spite of the bad
weather the attendence has been
regular. We all love our teacher
Mrs. M. E. Thurmond, I know I
The measles hasn't visited our
school so far, I hope our school
will not close soon.
"We miss little Roy Hammond
very much from school as he has
been sick for several days.
Mrs. Annie Hammond who has
been quite sick for some time, am
glad to say is very much improved.
Will close for this time. I wrote
this without help.
A Nine Year Old School Girl
County Board of Equalization.
The first meeting of the county
board of equalization for the year
lt>12 was held in the Auditor's
office Monday morning. The follow
ing members were present:
A P Lott; Johnston; D T Math
is, Colliers; Jas.?B Tompkins, Pick
ens; H F Cooper, Meriwether; L R
Brunson, Moss; J W Johnsen,
Washington; P A Day, Shaw; J H
A Williams, Wards; G T Swearin
gen, Wise; W E Sheppard, Hibler;
J H Cogburn, Elmwood; J L Mims,
Edgefield; P N Lott, Johnston
township; M B Byrd. Blocker; H C
Sanders, Plum Branch.
The absence of Mr. R. A. Coch
ran, who has served so faithfully as
chairman of the board for several
years, was very generally regretted.
After the roll call Mr. J. L. Mims
was elected chairman for the ensu
ing two years.
The purpose of the meeting was
to fix some basis for assessing the
personal property of the county so
as to have taxpayers bear the tax
burden equally. It was unanimously
agreed that the same basis as adopt
ed last year be observed this year,
which is to return all property at
60 per cent of the market value.
The next meeting of the board
will be held in the auditor's office
Saturday, the 23rd of March.
(Continned from page 1.)
to Mrs. Atkins again. Her address
on this occasion related especially
to the achievements and glory ol
the Woman's Christian Temperance
Union, the most magnificent and
stirring eloquence on this subject
ever heard in Edgefield county. The
people were spell bound, and there
were those there from all the coun
try around Johnston, the adjoining
towns and those at a distance. Tui
chorus "My Mother's White Rib
bon" by the Young Peoole's Brand
composed of the larger boys and
girls of Johnston, all ranged on
the iront seats, made a picture not
soon to be forgotten. Mrs. Atkins
said she would be glad to take the
organist and the choir along with
her in all her journeys, and Dr.
Dorsett as well for their inspiration
and great and sympathetic assist
ance. About twenty-five new mem
bers were gained for the Johnston
The closing hymn is a favorite
with everybody, and so suited to
[close a service like that, "Shall we
Gather at the River." This was
sung with glorious enthusiasm, and
the meeting came to a close, as all
earthly joys must soon or later>4c,
but fires are left burning^n the
hearts of those who M^Sedout that
night, which wHlj^cr go out, and
some day the^ftj-pose of God in the
derttructio^of the demon of intem
perance. W1n be carried to comple
r Aiiss Roena Shaner was invited to
talk to thc High School on Monday
morning, and we may be 6ure she
gave them a splendid inspiration
out of her great heart, her store of
information and her magnetic man
Francis Fahey of tho United
States bureau of animal industry,
with headquarters in Spartanburg,
was in Edgefield yesterday look
ing over the field with the view of
undertaking work in tick eradica
tion in this county. A mass meet
ing will be called in a short time in
order to present the matter to the
farmers and enlist their active co
operation. A representative of the
state and one from the bureau of
animal industry of the national
government will probably be sta
tioned here early in ApriL??jd will
press the work until this county is
entirely free from ticks. Quite a
number of farmers in different sec
tions of the county have lost heavi
ly during the past year because of
the prevalence of Texas fever am on g
their cattle, and the announcement
that active warfare is to be waged
on the pest will cause general re
May I come in and chat with you
awhile? I am a girl from Flat Rock
School, one of Miss Ruth Varn's schol
ars, and I have been a silent reader to
so many nice little letters from all the
school girls and boys, but never could
gain enough courage to write myself.
I would say, "some other day." lhere
are wonderful things we are going to
do some other day.
How many of the children like to go
to scfiool? How important it is that we
should all try to get an education. It
is worth it, and is one of tile best and
noblest things a boy or a girl could
When I was ll years old my Papa
and Mother gave me an organ. Well do
I remtmbar my first lesson on it. Twas
given me by Miss'Eie n, one of our
dear teachers from Flat Rock. I have
been taking four terms. I am now one
of Miss Ruth's pupils in music. Plow
many of the girls like music, I'm de
voted to mine. I just wish I could
shake the hand of every music loving
girl in the county.
I help Mother keep the house and
cook, but I'll assure you, churn and
dish pan, or broom, are not my pets. I
think every girl has a hobby, and music
and flowers surely must be mine, Mr.
Mims, I could not say this if I had any
sisters. I am the only girl, so you see
I am the sunshine in our home.
The Sunday school at Flat Rock is
progressing fine. McKie Dailey is sec
retary. We have a hard time in get
ting mail. My two brothers and myself
went to see grand papa last Saturday.
I guess every body knows who grand
pa is; Mr. J. H. Cosey, who has baen
sick so long is up again and is expect
ing to visit our nome next week. We
will all be so glad to see him. He said
he wanted to go the memorial day if
the roads get good, so as Dr. Craiton
can run his automobile he is talking
of going with him and I know he will
enjoy the ride.
I have just heard mother say, "Sun
shine go and practice. " Yes we all do
love Miss Ruth, and all the scholar
love her, and we have good boys '
giris, not a dunce among the lot
All persons are notifico not to do
any work on the publio roads of the
county without being personally in
structed to do so by a member of
Flat Rock School
County Board of Com.
W. G. Wells,
J. O. Herin,
N. L. Broadwater,
I hereby announce myself a can
didate foV re-election as a member
1 of the town council of Edgefield
from Ward 4, and will abide the
result of the election.
E. S. Johnson.
Speeial Notic ,?s
For Sale, or exchange 50 bushel?
long staple seed.
R. G. Shannonhouse.
$25.00 up suits to order, write
' for samples, to F. G. MERTINS,
For Sale: 300 bushels of pure
Toole Cotton Seed for sale, ginned
on private gin, kept pure.
E. W. Samuel, Edgefield, S. C.
We Lave marked down a lot of
fine hats that must be sold. Write
F. G. MERTINS, Augusta, Ga.
For Sale: Ten tonj"xif,craJ^j?i>^
hay at $L00j^irundred, or $18.oT
per tojfin'car lots.
P. B. Day,
Trenton, 8: ?.
White Plymouth Rocks, won first
prize on pen and first on cockerels
at last fair. Eggs ?1.50 per 13.
Harold Norris, .
Edgefield, S. C.
For Sale: (_8) twenty-eight
gr >wri isheep, a.so several lambs
eas-ly controlled, a bargain fur
quick buyer. Apply to
J. O. Atkinson,
Collier's, S. C.
Landreth's seed Irish potatoes in
the following varieties: Irish Cob
bler, Early Kose, Red Bliss and
Peerless. Buy Landreth's seed and
W. E. Lynch & Co
For Sale: 200 bushels of long
staple cotton seed, cross between
"Blue Ribbon" and "Columbia,"
both long staple. 10 bu. lots 75c.
$1 per bushel for less.
Plum Branch, S. C.
For Sale: Several hundred bush
els improved Cook cotton seed.
Ginned on my one gin system.
Til.00 per bushel, less , for larger
quantities. Hite's Prolific cotton
seed also for sale.
J. W. R. DeLaughter,
Modoc, S. C.
Prize Essay Work ?f the Wo
man's Christian Temperance
The Edgefield County Woman's
Christian Temperance Union offers
each year prizes for essays written
on subjects pertaining to the inju
rious effects of alcohol and tobacco.
The purpose of the organization ie>
to agitate this subject in the most
intelligent way, giving, through
literature of the most"approved
findings of science, a real glimpse
into the deadly effects of these
evils. Several hundred essays were
written this vear by a large num
ber of the schools throughout our
county. Johnston school, Edge-j
field Graded School, Trenton High
School, White Town School, Beav-!
enlatn, Brimson, Fiat Rock, Red
Oak Grove, Colliers, Pine Grove,
There were eighty essays whitten
in tlie Johnston School, and a lar?e
Minn her in the Edgefield Graded
School, and White Town school :
reported a large number. A num
ber of teachers expressed gratifica
tion at the result, and reported un
usual enthusiasm among the stu
dents. Five dollars was offered for j
the best on the subject, "Why this
agitation about Alcohol," and the
same amount for younger pupils on
the subject, "ls the cigarette smok
er safe." Two dollars was offered
for the second best on each subject,
these prizes to be awarded on Mon
day night of the Tri-County Con
vention at Johnston. When the
'contest was inaugurated, letters of
instruction and literature were sent
to every teacher in Edgefield coun
ty, and they responded nobly to the
effort, as the teachers of our county
always do to anything which is for
the good of the children.
Cotton Seed For Sale!
Prolific . cotton seed, for sale.
Will grow two bales to acre on OT
dinary land with 200 pounds of
guano. I made 24 bales on 12 acres
last year. Seed ready for delivery
at the store of the Edgefield Mer
cantile Company-price 50 cents
per peck. The seed I planted cost
$1 per pound.
F. L. TIMMERMANy
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
so wholesome, a
nor will make
Royal is the only Bi
from Royal Grape
(Continued from page 1.)
books on the stand. The family is
well-clad and there every one is
happy and joyous. In the second
home scene the piano, was sold yes
terday by the sheriff. The wife's
furs are at ihe pawn-broker's shop.
The clock and j'ewelry have been
sold to get flour. Carpets are off the
floor. The family is poorly dressed.
The wife is hard at work sewing
for everybody. The baby has an
awful wound on her face made by
an angry blow. There is a deep
shadow of wretchedness in every
room. We hear the door bell ring.
The children hide and the daughter
turns pale and looks sad and de
pressed. The poor wife holds her
breath as she hears the blundering
steps in the hall and we sae the
door open. In walks the fiend'curs
ing and swearing as he enters. Must
I tell it? Yes. This is the same
home. Alcohol transformed it Al
cohol changed the Paradise into a
Then too we see a bright young
man graduating at college with first
honors. He is lauded by all. All of
his friends and relatives are quite
proud of him as he receives his di
ploma. A year later he lies in a
pool room. The doctor comes and
dresses his wounds. His hair is
matted, bis lips are bloody and cut,
and he will soon enter into perdi
tion. Alcohol made him the changed
man. Alcohol withered the garlands
of commencement day! destroyed
parental expectation, and dashed
out his manhood.
Why! Dowe ask why this.agita
tion! when such incidents occur
every day? However eminent a
man's services may be, if he has
any habits of intoxication, he is un
fit to have a part in oar United
States government. Our laws can be
no better than the men who make
them. "This demon, alcohol has
turned the earth into a place of
skulls and has stood opening the
gate to a lost world to let in its
victims, until now the door swings
no more upon its hinges, but day
and night stands wide open to let
in the agonized procession of
Alcohol destroys more than a
thousand times as man j- men as war
dues. Let us save the children of
to-day from alcohol and we are s w
ing the nation of the morrow. "It
is not enough that we close saloons.
It is not enough that we teach obe
dience to law. We must teach the
childhood and manhood of this na
tion the value ?Jof abstinence and
sober living." Alcohol is the most
prolific cause of crime for it is a
stimulant to vice because it is a
Narcotic to good motives. One man
very nobly said if alcohol be moved
from the plums that there would be
no slums. Let all of us join to put
out this evil. The states are begin
ning to cast it out. The issue must
Let all of us try to put out the
saloon and clear our nation of the
demon of strong drink and make it
safe and clean, so that men and wo
men may live ..in it and be clothed
in their right mind. Teach the boys
that a pledge frees and not enslaves
and that it not only means the
writing of a name but often the
righting of one's life. "Everything
that tends to plunge the working
man into misery is encouraged by
alcohol; everything that is working
to bring him out of hhs wretched
ness is discouraged by alcohol."
Alcohol retards the physical and
mental development of children,
leads quickly to fatigue, causes dull
ness, promotes disobedience, causes
nervousness, endangers moral na
ture, weakens the resistance of the
body, and prolongs the duration of!
st no substituto
are offered as
Royal. No other
is the same in
such fine food.
aking Powder made
Cream of Tartar
Listen to this mother's appeal and
see ';hat we have great need of agi
tation in our America.
Mother: "O, Mr. Saloonkeeper I
beg you don't sell
The drink to my boy that will send
hitu to hell
Remember how dear to my heart
he must be,
And let him tonight return sober
Saloonkeeper: "They licensed me,
madam, to sell him the stuff,
The fool ought to know when he's
You can't expect me to refuse those
Its my business to furnish to drink
ers their rum."
Mother: "O, Mr. Saloonkeeper L
bea you to think,
Hew much it may mean if you sell
him the drink
His soul is in peril, don't wreck it
Don't make it another yoong life
you have slain."
Saloonkeeper: "Go yonder, and
talk to the men who have said
I may Belt-to the voters who stand
at the head, of the church where
You pray, don't be whining away
in this place they have licensed
Go yonder I say!
Mother: "'O, Mr. Saloonkeeper,,
they say you may sell,
But whose is the sin, if you send
him to hell?
Hx buys at your bar what will
bring him to shame
For all that may follow, God
holds you to blame.'*
Saloonkeeper: "No, madam, the
sin is not mine at the first,
Nor for it shall I be the only
Th . men who permit to sell arev
the ones /
To settle with God if I ruin
Of all the questions raised by al
coholism none is more important or
more serious for our generation
than that of heredity. Alcohol is
to-day the principal cause of dete
rioration in the white race. Alcohol
thus becomes a direct cause of de
We nee that alcohol gradually]
ruins the body mentally and physi
cally, for a long time and at last
damns the soul. Christ's word says]
"What doth it profit a mau il' hr
gain the whole world and lose hil
own soul." Therefore we should risf
u p and show interest in the agit
tion all over the wor' .. Must I stol
No, one more sentence.
"Alcohol, alcohol, bane of life,
Source of tumult, grief,
Could I but half thy evils tell,
The good would wish thee safe
I hereby announce that I am a ca
didate for the office of Supervisor
Ldgefield county, pledging myself i
render faithful service and to abide tl]
result of the fimary election.
R. J. Moultrie,
I hereby announce that I am a ca;j
didate for re-election to the office
Supervisor of Registration, pledi
myself to render faithful service
to bound by the result of the Democraj
ic primary. _ " " j
. N. R. Bartley.
Closing out Bath-robes with olid
pera at $2.95. Caps at IDo ar1
39c Suspenders, some ties, ma
flers. Silk handkerchiefs and o th \
goods all at half price. Write
G. MERTINS. Augusto, Ga,
For Sale: 100 bushels of pi
Toole cotton seed for planting.
J. L. Miras.