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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12,1912
Jefferson Davis* Birthday Cele
brated Miss Emmie Wright
Entertains. Boy Scouts
Going to Mountains..
Jefferson Davis' birthday was
celebrated on Monday evening,
June 3rd, by the D. of C., and chil
dren of the Confederacy, the occa
sion being held at the home of Mrs.
M. T. Turner. The program for the
evening was this:
Instrumental duet: Misses Fran
ces and Bessie Ford Turner.
Reading: Miss Ruth Tompkins.
Vocal solo: Mrs. J. H. White.
Life of Davis: Miss Zena Payne.
Piano solo: Miss Mary Spann
Reading: Miss Annie Holmes
Smith's march, so popular during
the OO's: Mri. Andrews.
Dixie by D. of C.
A contest, in which the answers
related to the life of Davis, occu
pied an half hour for the members
of the children's chapter, and Miss
Bessie Ford Turner had the most
correct paper, and received the
prize, a Confederate ? lg, and Miss
Lucea Epes, was presented with a
Mr. J. Lester Webb, of Colum
bia, was here during last week.
Mr. Ernest 'Satcher, and little
daughter Emeline, of Augusta,
visited here on Sunday.
Mrs. Mike Crouch and children
have been spending awhile at Salu
Mrs, Hattie Parrish and Master
Edward, will leave soon to spend
the summer in Virginia and North
Mrs. Jennings, of Parksville, is
the guest at the home of her grand
son, Dr. J. A. Dobey. Mrs. Jen
nings is a remarkable woman;she is
in her 81st year and .moves about
with activity, and states that she
has not been ill in 30 years.
Miss Eula Satcher has gone to
Florence to visit her sister, Mrs.
Misses Rachael and Marguerite
Simmons and Pope Norris Simmons
have gone to Spartan burg to spend
the summer with their aunt.
Miss Emma Wright entertained
a large party of friends on Tuesday
afternoon at the home of her broth
er Mr. John Wright, the event
being complimentary to her visitors,
Misses Lyl Parrish and Kate Meyer
of St. George. Two calling hours
were arranged for, and the first set
were greeted at the entrance by
Mesdames C. F. Pech man. Jun i us
Wright and C. J. Wertz and they
were served with refreshing fruit
nectar by Mrs. W. A. Kirby and
Miss Virginia Harrison. The gnest9
were escorted to the parlor by Mrs.
F. M. Boyd where stood the receiv
ing line, and Miss Wright appeared
unusually beautiful in a canary
colored messaliue, with an over
dress of net embroidered in yellow,
and she wore yellow roses. She is a
recent graduate of the Columbia
Female College, and this was her
first appearance in a social w?y. In !
the dining room, an ice course with j
sweets was served, and Mrs. O. D.
Biack showed the visitors to the re
When the young ladies come to
call? later on, Miss Mary Spann Har
rison received them ut the entrance,
and Miss Zena Payne carried them
into the parlor to greet the visitors.
A contest of 10 minutes, in which
the object was to make the greatest
number of words out of the letters
coutained in '"St. George," was had,
and Miss Meyer was presented with
a bottle of perfume by Mrs. C. F.
Pechman, and Miss Ida Satcher was
given a pennant of the St. George
high school, showing where she
could acquire a larger vocabulary.
After partaking of refreshments, a
few moments were again spent at
the punch bowl,enjoying the nectar.
Mrs. Susie Mobley Latimer, who
ha ?been spending the winter in
Ohio with her son, Rev. Leon Lati
mer, will arrive soon to visit rela
Misses Ruth and Grace Tomp
kins spent last week at the home of
Mr. M. T. Turner.
The ice factory is in full opera
tion and the delivery wagon, with
a top apparently covered with snow
and icicles, is kept constantly going.
The bakery, also has a rushing
business, and rolls, doughnuts, <
cakes and pies make a daily round.
The boy scouts are agitating
their proposed march and camp at
Caesar's Head. They will make ?be
trip with their scoutmaster Dr. W.
S. Dorset, and have allowed 3
weeks for the trip-a week to march
there, one week in camp, and the
remaining time to return."
Mrs. Carl Long has gone to "Way
nesboro, Ga., to visit her parents,
and was accompanied by Mrs. J. P.
I Bean, who will spend awhile there.
Dr. W. S. Dorset went over to
Hephzibah, Ga., on Saturday and
on Sunday morning preached the
commencement sermon before the
graduating class of the school.
Mr. David Simmons died at his
home near town on Friday evening
after an illness of several months.
He was a Confederate veteran, and
leaves alarg? family connection, be
sides a wife and five children.
Miss Angeli Andrews has gone
to Augusta to visit relatives.
Mrs. J. H. White gave a birth
day dinner last Tuesday for her
friend, Mrs. Nancy Lott, and invit
ed the elderly la ries of the towu to
join with her in making the day a
Rev. P. fi. Monroe spent last
week in Fairfax with his brother,
Prof. Monroe, who is ill there with
typhoid fever. Prof. Monroe's home
is in North Carolina., and during
the past term, he hai been'principal
of the high school at Fairfax. The
commencement exercises had just
closed, but he was taken ill, and
was unable to leave for his home.
Some Experience With Cover
Mach has been written about the
value of cover crops as.a means of
increasing the fertility of the soil.
Many attempts along this Line have
have been made by farmers in vari
ous sections, some wiih partial suc
cess and more with attendant fail
ure. Crimson clover has beenre
coraraended highly, and the majori
ty who have tried it, have failed to
secure a stand or get a satisfactory
growth. Still the perseverance of
the 6aiuts will win, aud here and
there comes accounts of success.
Last week we took a trip up in
Banks county, Georgia, to visit Mr.
Elonzo Thompsou, aud to see his
eleven acre cut of crimson clover.
It was oertainly a beautiful sight
to behold such a tine rich growth,
a'nd so many thousands of crimson
flowers. Mr. Thompson sowed this
in his corn early last fall. He se
cured a perfect stand. On seven
rows he used Farmogerm to inocu
late the seed. You could see plain
ly its value by the greener and bet
ter growth made by this ?trip. On
about 30 acres Mr. Thompson sow
ed three pecks rye and four pounds
crimson clover and four pounds of
hairy vetch seed per acre. We lik
ed this plan'tine and recommend it
to all who desire to try tue clover
crop plan, until they get tneir soil
thoroughly inoculated for the le
gumes. lt was a sight to see the
amount of stuff Mr. Thompsou had
to turn under and now when hay is
selling at such a high price, it seem
ed a pity not to be able to save it,
but the seasons have put him too
fxr behind. It will pay him io
t im it under, but could behave cut,
baled and soJd it all, it would have
b/ought something like ?1,000.
Tbe cover crop idea ?6 a good one.
It is here to stay. The way to du
is to get in line and to keep on
working until you solve the prob
lem satisfactorily for your own con
ditions. Mr. Thompson is going
to put this land in corn again and
will only need a little acid and
kainit to make a tine yield.
We enjoyed our trip to Banks
and were surprised to see the far
mers so well advanced with their
work. Everywhere they had tine
stands of cotton and nearly all the
land had been planted. Although
the lands are rolling up in Banks,
they are selling at prices ranging
from ?40 to $00 per acre, because
the white farmers know how to do
good work and good farming.
Truth Will Out.
Hub (with irritation)-"Why is
it that you women insist upon hav
ing the last word?"
Wifey (ealray)-"We don't. Th?
only reason we get it is because we
always have a dozen arguments left
when you stupid men are run out."
! PARKSVILLE LETTER.
Applicants to Matrimonial Bu
reau. W. O. W. Decoration
Day. Sad Death of Mrs.
Yesterday was our regular preach-,
ing day, but was more, because
agreeably to a custum of the order
of the W. O. W., the first Sunday,
in June nearest the 6th, is set apart;
as decoration day, in"which each :
Woodman is expected to lay, at
least, a flower upon the grave of his;
fellow brethren. The pastor, Bro;
Freeman, was requested to preach
a sermon appropriate to the occa
sion which he did from the words::
"This is ray commandment, that,,
ye love one another as I have ioved;
you." John 15th chapier and 12th
After Sunday school, the craft;
formed, decorated each of the four
Woodmen's graves as follows: Sovs.
R. S. Blackwell, J. L. Stone, Wv'
A. D. Blackwell, and L. F. Dorn,
then marched into the church, oc
cupying seats reserved for thenij
Each and every Woodmen gave ?ne
closest attention, as the zealous and:
consecrated man of God developed
the theme of "Christ our pattern
of love" in chaste and tender lan
guage, which must have appealed
to the most callous.
For the last 2 or 3 days, the
smoke from the chimneys of the
residents of this town, here in the
middle, or nearly so, of June, indi
cates a peculiar condition to those
cf us, who have been bred and born
in the sunny sosth. We don't re
member to have Been it exactly ann
this fashion before, though it ia
very probable that ae cold weather
in June has ocourred often, lt is a
fact however,, that the cold snag
iu a -sewnon . on the
East wind; on the " liver1 ' or some
such subject, such weather makes
sour old codgers ill.If not in health,
they become "snappish and snarly."
No doubt many an unselfish house
wife wishes it to turn warm-I
mean the weather-for its effects
upoa dear husband's disposition.
A sad death occurred on last Fri
day afternoon in the person of Mrs.
John Ed Morgan, whose husband
is a son of Mr. Evan G. Morgan,
Sr. Mrs. Morgan had been sick sev
eral years and during all this time,
the tender devotion and solicitude
of the young husband was beautiful.
Mrs. Morgan was a remarkably
smart woman, as her needle and
fancy work at all our fairs abun
dantly demonstrate besides being
an expert taxidermist and painter,
but best of all she wab an humble
Cnristian, clinging to the cross of
Ciirist even as she "passed through
the valley of the shadow of death,"
and her "soul feared feared no evil."
She was quietly laid to re6t in our
Baptist cemetery Saturday afternoon
by her pastor, Rev. B. H. Coving
ton of the Methodic church, to
await the resurrection. She leaves
no children, and to her lonely young
husband we offer our unfeigned
We had the pleasure of a short
visit to hustling bustling Plum
Branch on Saturday last and were
shown through the new b.mk, being
introduced to the cashier, Mr.
Faulkner, who has the same name
as that of our mother. His suavity,
and cordiality would make us love
him anyway, hui we confess that
we love him more on account of
his name. The bank is in good con
dition anil we predict great success
fur the institution under its present
Mr. Willie Self worshipped at
Plum Branch yesterday. We prom
ised Willie to write an article for
your paper on bugs before long.
Willie is down on bugs, especially
The next meeting of the union of
the 3rd division meets at Plum
Branch iii this mouth. These good
people are already picking out the
fat pigs for the occasion to enter
tain the attendants. Anyone who
has ever attended a uuion meeting
at Plum Branch will want to go
Misses Mary and Mattie Middle
ton, of Meriwether, have been re
cent visitors to our town. These
pretty girls would not own it, but
we suspect they came up to join the
matrimonial bureau of our town.
This institution has done good
v^ork if reports are true, an attract
ive feature being the famous "rab
bit's foot." The legend has it, that
tihis charm to be effective has to be
captured out of a grave yard, at
ijnidnight by a red-headed, cross
eyed; negro. They claim to have the
?en?ine article that never fails. The
present president will be married
sjoon. and then such a scramble for
tfie "rabbit's foot."
ggptr. Frank Middleton visited
Mr. J. C Harvley and family
c;f Modoc worshipped with us at the
Baptist church yesterday.
Miss.Martha Bell left Parksville
yesterday for Augusta whither she
lias gone for a fortnight's stay with
j her sister, Mrs. Addie Bell Parks.
Mrs. J. C. Parks has returned
from an extended visit to her sister,
'Mrs. J. F. Edmunds of Abbeville.
vVt hear that Mr. Edmunds is much
We are glad to say, that Mrs. J.
j H. Parks and Mrs. Ann Holmes, of
,'uodoc, who sustained,each of them
by a'fall, severe bruises, are both
We are sorry to report Mrs. M.
JSp\Walker of Modoc, and Mrs.
Bub Morgan of Morgantown, quite
sick, though not seriously.
Mr. Nick Chadwick of Modoc had
the misfortune to get his hand bad
ly cut'robbing a bee tree.
Uncle Iv Morgan is on the sick
list, i having chills. Some folks
thought Uncje Iv too old, but he
shakes real well. We hope the
Worst is past.
MT. J. C. Morgan and Miss Mar
tha Born visited Mr. P. H. Bussey,
Sr., on Saturday whom they report
as being quite sick.
'Plum Branch News.
rain, go away, come again
pres-es the wishes
Thia is Friday, June 7th, and
Mis? Clifford Beckum'a last day
with her music class. In her efforts
to rescue her slippers from the mud,
her lunch box tumbled into the
mud, and so her dinner was gone.
"Farewell Plum Branch!" she says.
Alas for Plum Branch! for
twelve or fifteen delegates to the
rally meeting of the W. M. U. of
the Cokesbury district of the
Methodist conference have landed
here in this mud. They will see the
worst side of things in our town,
and may think there is no other.
Dr. Kilgo preached last night, and
Dr. Lander is to deliver an address
to-night. The members of the
Methodist church have been making
preparation for this meeting for
some days. They have put a choir
stand in the church, clipped the
grass in the yard, and have im
proved the appearance of things
But let il not be forgotten that
the mud gets away in a few hoars
when the sun shines and business
goes-right on. All the business
houses seem to be doing well. The
president tells me that the new bank
is doing a thriving business.
Miss Licile Sturkey is home
from Lander college.
Mr. J. W. Miller and son, Elli
son, made a business trip to.Edge
field on Wednesday.
Mr. James Blackwell has moved
his family to McCormick, and Mr.
Rush, who has been living for some
months in the White Town section,
is moving into the house Mr. Black
well has vacated here. We welcome
these good people to our town.
A Letter of Appreciation.
The editor of The Advertiser has
just received a letter from Rev.
George W. Bussey, the pastor of
Red Oak Grove church, from which
the following paragraph is taken:
"I want to thank you for giving
so much space in your paper of this
week to a report of our centennial
at Red Oak Grove. It was very
kind indeed that you gave so much
space and said so many nice things
about us. I appreciate it very much,
however unworthy I may be of it.
Now I want to ask another favor of j
you. I have children away from
home who could not be there and
who do. not take The Advertiser,
also an aunt in Kentucky who, when
young used to attend the Grove
church who would be delighted to
have one of your papers. Please
seud a copy to the enclosed names."
TURN ON LIGHT.
'Citizen" Urges that Report of
Finances be Published.
Charges No Wrong Do
Mr. Editor: The municipal elec
tion ia now history. . There is glad
ness to some and disappointment
to others. J.t is not the purpose of
the scribe to comment upon any
methods used in the recent election
or to offer congratulations or con
dolence, nor is it the purpose to
criticize the former council or to
offer suggestions to the present
But let us look at conditions as
they now exist. There is a con
sideiable sum of money that passes
through the hands of the conn eil.
Not a half dozen people in thc
w?ole town know how much is an
nually paid into the town treasury,
neither do they know how it li ex
pended. We all know the property
tax has been paid.No one outside of
the town authorities has any idea
how mitch this property tax amounts
to,,nor have they any adequate con
ception of the amounts r^ceivsd
from licenses, compound, dog tax,
tines i.rc. How does any citizen
know that anybody besides himself
has paid his Compound.
All the vouchers etc., are held by
the clerk and can' be examined by
any citizen who desires. Without
the shadow of a doubt the town
funds have been judiciously handled.
Would not question that fact for a
moment,, but in the light of justice
let every citizen of the town know
whence the funds came and whither
they have gone. Every citizen of
the towu has a right to know the?e
things. There is no way for thc
tojcnow^unlesa they a
is omy-supposition and not dtrrci.
knowledge. Is a council meeting pau
lie or not? When are the regular
meetings held a.jd ha<* the public
any right io bo present?
When are policemen elected and
to whom are petitions for such po- j
sitions to be presented? Turn on,
Little Girl from Flat Rock
j Sends Good Letter.
Dear Mr. Miras: With real pleas
ure I endeavor to send a few word s
to your paper this week from our
quiet, yet interesting neighbor
Recently some visitors remarked
they would like to live in our town
because the people seem to live i:i
unity, working for the interest ul
neighbors as well' as themselves.
That sounds broad to me. Yester
day was a good day for our ?S in
day School and Woman's Mis
In the absence of our Bible class
teacher, Mr. P. H. Hussey, Mr.
Luther Ti ni merman was at his best
and gave the class an interesting a
talk on the lesson.
The Mission Society was conduct
ed by our beloved friend Mrs. Ev i
Wates Hussey who manifested much
interest in the mountain school
Last week there were several vis
itors iu our "town'' Rev. and Mi's.
G. W. Hussey at Mrs. P. H. Bus
sey's and Misses M. J. Horne ol
Augusta Ga., ;md sweet and lovable
Matlie Shaw of Sweet Water ;u
.Mrs. Manie Ken rick's. Miss Mat
tie, because your stay was short, n
certain fellow says he wished you
had not come. All right for Non':
Mr. J. C. Morgan of Parksville,
accompanied hy his oeice, Mi.-s
Martha Dorn, were among the VIM j
tors last week also
Rev. P. H. Bussey Jr., left Fri-j
day on a visit to Darlington, S. C.
We regret to state that Mrs. 6
L. Tiramerman, Mr. P. H. Bussey.
and Mr. John Agner are indisposes
at this writing, though all are con- '
Doubtless in the memory of the 1
school children will ever live a '
pleasant spot for your kindness and 1
your patience with them. '
Yes indeed all Flat Rock school 1
loves you and every spelling Bee,
or any specially arranged exercises j
we had we felt like we would like ?
to have Mrs. Mimd to come,but of!?
course we considered your situation |
and along with bad roads would
not write you. We also enjoyed
the appreciation and encourage
ment of fond parents and interest
ed friends extended, for the space
given us in your paper. Now later
on you will hear something from
our Sunbeam Band.
With hearty good wishes to all
the school correspondents, and you
and your staff for a pleasant sum
Modoc, S. C.
Plan Campaign Dates For The
The itinerary for the state cam
paign was prepared Tuesday by a
.-iub-committee of the State Demo
cratic executive committee. The
uist meeting will be held in Sumter
<m June 18, ano1, the campaign will
he brought to a close ic Greenville
on August 22f There will be a re
cess of one week beginning on July
20. The members of the committee
^paring the itinerary were John
Gary Evans, state chairman, of
Spartan bu rg, ind Richard I. Man
ning, of Sumter, and W". F. Steven
son, of Cheraw.
The primary eljction will be held
on August 28. All pledges must be
filed by the candidates for all offices
by June 17.
.The following itinerary has been
prepared by the committee:
Sumter, Tuesday, June 18.
Bishopville, Wednesday, June 19.
Darlington, Thursday, June 20.
Bennettsville, Friday, .June 21.
Chesterfield, Saturday, June 22.
Florence, Tuesday, June 25.
Dillon, Wednesday, June 26.
Marion, Thursday, June 27.
Conway, Friday, June 28.
Georgetown, Saturday, .1 une 29.
Kingstree, Tuesday, July 2.
Manning, Wednesday, July 3.
Moucks Corner, Thursday, July 4.
Chaviest'on, Friday, July 5.
Hampton, Thu sday, July ll.
Barnwell, Friday, July 12.
Bamberg, Saturday, July 13.
St. George, Tuesday, July 16.
?raugeburg, Wednesday, July 17.
St. Matthews, Thursday, July 18.
Columbia, Friday, July 19.
Chester, Saturday, July 20.
Winnsboro, Monday, July 22.
Lexington, Tuesday, July 23.
?aluda, Wednesday, July 24.
Edgefield, Thursday, July 25.
Aiken, Friday, July 26.
One week off.
Camden, Monday, August 5.
Lancaster, Tuesday, August 6.
Yorkville, Wednesday, August 7.
Gaffney, Thursday, August, 8.
Spartanburg, Friday, August 9.
'Jnion, Saturday, August 10
Newherry, Tuesday, August 13.
Laurens, Wednesday, August 14.
Gleenwood, Thursday. August 15.
Abbeville, Friday, August 10.
Anderson, Saturday, August 17.
Walhalla, Tuesday, August 20.
Bickens, Wednesday, August 21.
Greenville, Thursday, August 22,
Land of the Sky.
Picturing the grandeur of the
"Laud of the Sky" region ina most
elaborately illustrated booklet, the
Southern railway is this season ad
vertising to the world the fact that,
aside from her agricultural pre
emiuence, the South lays proud
claim to a resort section more beau
tiful in scenery and healthful in cli
mate than any in all America.
The views in the booklet are true
to life and many of thom are in
colors. The high mountains, the
broad fertile valleys, t rout streams,
water falls, fountains, farm houses,
balsam forests, riding parties, ho
tels, handsome dwellings and other
attractions are all arranged in a
most entrancing manner, and togeth
er with a graphic story furnish a
complete and representative, idea of
?be beauties and .advantages of this
In Asheville and other resort
points of Western North Carolina
and Eastern Tennessee preparations
ire being made to care for the targ
et summer crowds on the record,
md the Southern railway has ar
ranged to provide new and improv
ed service in anticipation of in
jreased travel in this direction.
?25 00 up Suits made to order of
;ine woolens, mad J with snap and
style to please you. F. G. Mertins,