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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1912
Farm Demonstration Agent
Writes Entertainingly of the
Splendid Farmers of
Every state, county and commu
nity is known by some peonliar dis
tinction, either the fertility of the
soiL freedom from malaria or tbe
moral, religious, intellectual and in
dustrial status of its people. We
prefer, in this article, to classify
the .Harmony people among the
last mentioned distinction. Their
lands are not above the average in
natural fertility, yet their crops
are always.fine. Their school runs
the whole scholastic year, which is
not the case ia many country com
The leading feature of their school
is their teacher Prof Gr. P L >ng who
is one of the best educators in the
state, and being a fixture gives these
people some advantage. Most
schools have to elect their teachers
from among strangers and ofte:?
don't know what they have until it
is too late. Prof. Long inarVi?d a
daughter of the late Col. Marsh,
one of EdgefieKFs noted citizens. It j
was our pleasure, recently, t? visit
in the home of Prof. Long. We
spent quite a pleasant hour with his
interesting family eating watermel
on?, the hist of the season., for us. j
Living very near ;Prof. Long's are
other members cf th;; family; Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Yonce. Mr.
_Yonce is a good farmer and busi
" ness man; we were gratified to find
him again in good ?bape after hav
ing gone through very trying ex
periences in a Columbia hospital.
Near Mr. Yonce live thc Marsh
brothers, Messrs. "Walter S. and
Samuel B. Mr. Walter Marsh is a
very useful man in bia neighbor^
-iiood.- -14?.?i. co L oi?j^i'arawr^jiti^
merchant but holds the confidence
of his people in the capacity of Su
perintendent of the Harmony Sun
day school and President of the
Harmony Farmer's club. Mrs.
Walter ?Marsh is the" daughter of
Mr. G. M. Smith, veteran saint of
Harmony church. We very much
appreciate Mr. and Mrs. -Marsh's
thoughtfulness of our hot and thirs
I ty condition on the day of ?mr visit
? to their home. They refreshed us with
ices ami cake.
Mr. Samuel B. Marsh is a farmer
and cotton buyer. His success as a
farmer makes him anxious to learn
whatever there is to be learned con
cerning soil improvement, especial
ly the clovers and vetch. The
anxiety of Mr. Marsh is encouraging
to one whose business it is to put
his people on to every good thing
that makes for the uplift of the far
mer. There is also another feature
to the above proposition, small
minds are content with small
Mr. A. 1>. Broadwater lives in
Ithis section. Mr. Broadwater is ;..
yood farmer and business man and
makes <;ood whatever be may un
dertake. Near him lives Mr. li. X.
(broadwater, our Newt. Every
Dody loves Newt because he is a
ovable character-always in a good
tumor. Ile and his beautiful wife
md children api happily .situated,
laving many of the necessary con
rcuiences of a modern c ?untry
lome, telephone system etc., Newt's
coord as a farmer is spreading- and
iis crop is a picture to please the
dealist. His oat crop is a record
breaker, especially his two acre plat
that produced ITu bushels.
X'ear Mr. ll. N. Broadwater
lives Mr. E. X. Smith. He also has.
a reputation that ail of us would
like to have, that of making as much
wheat, oats, corn and cotton per
acre as any farmer. While in this
seer m v was our pleasure to meei
ci? of our county commissioners,;
Hr. Nick Broadwater. It is always
a pleasure to meet with a patriotic
citizen and zealous officer of our
commonwealth. We failed to see
our friend Mr. 15. R. Smith. When
ever Hob fails to let us catch him
at home things seem somewhat out
of place, for we can't well do with
out him in our business. He aided
us in cur Demonstration work last
year quite much,was principally inc
cause of us getting the honor for
the largest yield per acre in cotton.
FWe speak of not being able get
I along without Bob. We are not
alone in this particular for there is
not a more useful citizen in the
Slate than Dob Smith. As business
Will Leave For Encampment.
Thc Edgefield Rides in command
of Capt. W. A. Collett will leave
Edgefield Thursday morning Oi
next week for their annual encamp
ment which will b? held this year
at Anuiston, Ala. The members of
the company will be clad in regula
tion style, wearing campaign hat,
drab shirt, khaki trousers, leggings
and tan shoes. Each member ol' the
company will take lunch sufficient
for three meals. Coffee will bw pro
vided. These annual encampments
are not only pleasant but profitable
for the "soldier boy." While there
is much real ivork to be done, yet
when oil duty some real pleasure is
Pleasant Social Occasion.
Tho younger set of Edgefield are
cujuying almost a daily round of
social Hiiuairomer.ts, and have al -
ready surpassed the older ones in
their suocess in entertaining. They
are having afternoon partie-;, al
homes, birthday parties, dinner
parties and every form of social
Little Miss Rosada Talbert of
Parksville, who is visiting her
grandparents, was honored in their
delightful home by u most enjoy
able afternoon party on Tuesday.
Many guests were present, ano
games and laughter and Wholesome
merriment marked the see-no ot
youth and innocence.
Refreshments gave the finishing
touch to the afternoon's entertain
ment, consisting of cakes and ices,
about which thc youthful guest:
manager of the Harmony club he
has saved the. members ?d' the club
hundreds of dollars in his purchases
of fertilizers, bagging and ties,
etc. With all Bob's virtues, as a
"crackajack" farmer and all rouud
IffpOd f?ai?U', lie iU- f?tlilS. Ou 'JU':
RroraBlonWs^'visitecT?iim and was
anxious to talk to him on important
business. After driving across his
plantation we found him ^Licking
wire through his hay prese and he
would not stop that wire business
for anybody. We lett him, howev
er, intending to call on our return
about noon, and what do you think,
we found this luis\ man doing? tan
ning a eat hide for whang. The
only talk we could get out of Bob:
that day was while he worked with
that old eat hide. Mr. I), li. SmiiliJ
however, is doing th.- proper thing j
in fitting his children l<>r useful
ness. His sun and daughter at col
lege will some day bless him for his ?
fatherly consid?ra: ion.
Living near Harmony is Mr. J.
B. Scott. Mr. Scott is a chain ol'j
our youth. We love to think of ]
Mr. .and Mrs. Scott and their inter
esting family of children. While
these two ??ood people are not rich ?
in this world's goods, they are rich !
toward brod. Who says-religiou
don't pay y Well, hero wu are, yo;
cross-grained, skeptic, bold your
I nose fur we have a ?i?.se fur you. j
Here are two people who have lais
ed and educated nine children; live j
boys ano fours ^irl leading citi
zens in their communities ano rank j
higher than the average in morali
ty, religion, intellect, business qual
Waiter, auditor of the national
biscuit company, Atlanta, Ga., j
Everett of Macon, Ca; Robert o?
Athens, Ga., leading salesmen,
Leon, at Naval Academy; Joe, at
bomb Carolina University. The
girls are all married and Jive in dif
ferent parts of this staie and North j
Carolina. Mr. and Mrs. Scott live
with Mrs. Angeline Bacon, widow
of that brave, sainted gentleman,
Col. Thos. ti. Bacon. Whi n a boy
the Colonel would always treat us
with such consideration that we al
ways loved to be with him and
many times we would spend whole
days with him. Mrs. Angeline still
lives at the old homestead; sh and
h ir companion, Mrs. Harriet Ken
ney. They seem happy and suffi
cient unto themselves. Mrs. Gol.
Bacon i-1 one of the few landmarks
left of EdgefielcVs truest and best.
Moral: Co m inanities where peo
ple love to live-where brotherly
love prevails,v here signs o? general
uplift are ever preset!t.This is found
in the religious, mora!, intellectual
and industrial citizenship of its peo
ple. P. N. Lott.
Johnston, S. C.
Mahogany, walnut and oak bed
room suits from *J.S dp to >:\i:>.
Ramsey & '
PARKS VILLE LETTER.
Negro Suspected Arrested.
Shanie That is Broughton
State Deplored. Visitors
Come and Go.
A week or so arro an old lady was
' tiirdered at Dawson, (4a., and her
! oust; humed on her. A negro boy
WAH found to be the guilty party by
F pending money quite lavishly and
np?u being suspected departed for
; ts unknown. A reward of fifty
. ^1 lars was offered and a description
...ut out.and a negro boy answering
iii> description was arrested in th s
; .?.'M Friday bysSfrrV .??eo. Parks,
nd the sheriff of Terrel county no
tied. The chief of police "f Daw
> MI, a Mr. Turner, came, hut failed
! ) identify the negro. Ho said it.
i ad been five years since he had
....ii the hoy. that he answered the
description exactly, except that the
rrested negro i>a little larger. .Mr.
'furner wa-?, however, not absolute
ly certain for he said he had not
keen the negro in five years. The
negro says his home is in Th??mp
on, that he knows nothing of Daw
: on, or Tue murder for which be
Politics' are pretty warm here
:ow. being so near the scene in I
..hick lom Felder and detective]
.?urns are prominent figures. WH|
: hould.hang our beads in shame,;
that such a state of affairs have
been made possible by the abomina
do, Sweet smelling Old Moral In
stitution about which so nindi good
eas predicted by tho bibulonslji ir??
' lined a few ye irs ago. -Che truth
is, We.are being scourged and are
now reaping what we have sown.
iVe have sown the wind (wbisk?y)
and are reaping the whirlwind,
(.corruption arni shame.) The Qjttesjfj
rion arisr?>rare. lhere 'enonirh of the j
tiger and grafters to elect such a j
man governor for another terra?)
The great question, as 1 have so of- '
ten reiterated, is a question of law
enforcement As much graft and
corruption, might be unearthed, on
a lesser scale of course in our vari
ous counties if our grand juries
would fearlessly institute the probe.
Let our juries turn on the light.
Gen. Green has about drowned
out the crops in this community. It
has been three Weeks since we have
been able to plough. We have had
no rain Saturday and Sunday and
can plough in high places to-day.
''orri and cotton to<> have been
drowned out in low places and many i
acres of both can never lu- cleaned
and will therefore have practically ;
to be abandoned.
Miss .Mary Blackwell who has
been visiting her brother in Spar-!
Lan burg for several weeks has re-!
Mr. Ben Tall crt of Edgetield is
over on a visit to ids grand father.
.Ve believe that there is some at
traction for hen, and we hope he j
will become a full Hedged member I
uS our matrimonial bureau.
Mr. Jodie Tompkins of Colum
bia is i.n i visit i.i our town to his
sister, Mrs. C. A. Parks.
Mrs. Charlie Brunsen of Augusta
lias been a recent visitor to her sis
ter, Mrs. Bob .Morgan, of Morgan
Mrs. Sallie Strom widow of the
iate Boat Strom, recently spent
some rime in Parksvi?le. -Mrs.
Strom's health has been precarious,
but we hope she is on the road to j
?Mrs. Lula Reynolds spentSunday
with thc family of -Air. lt. N". Ed
We ivere pained to hear of the
.leith of Mr. I', li. Wales of your
town. Mr. W.ites was a member of
our W. (). W . crimp, and was for
many years a resident of the west
side. Hu was a good man and many
sincere i egrets have been heard j
relative to his death. His devoted
family have our profoundest sym
pathies and prayers.
Messrs. lt. II. Middleton of
Chirk's Hill, und Louis Rich of
Meriwether, paid our town a visit
The .Misses Talbert, daughters
of Mr. Alb ?rt Talbert of Red Iii? J
visited at the home of Col. Talbert'
Saturday and Sunday.
Dad, w:i-;t isa monologue i
A ruonoK^iu1, my ton, is a i m
versation that a woman canns on
wi th h'T hush" I."
,^ Plum Branch News.
' .R?verai of our people liad a pleas
ant" visit to S partan borg this week,
and they came back much pleased
with the place. Those going whose
names this scribe has caught are.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bracknell, Mr.
:.v:<] Mrs. C. L. Harper, Mr. and
affiC Will [folley and Mr. C. L.
YY|flcman. They took advantage of
the'eheap rates of the excursion run
by tho C. & YV. C. on thc- l?th
iV?r. Luther Bracknell has return
ed from Charleston whore he has
h attending tho Stale Banker's
mating. He bas the distinction ol
beictg tho youngest bank president
ip 'he state.
I^ev. B. R'. Covington returned
hit'Friday, July 5th, fcrom tho Do
t?$h] community, where lie has
spsgft about three weeks. He filled
hifcregular appointments Sunday al
PM^Branch and Parksville. It
1- familiar to see tho windows
of$*?3 study open again.
>s>. Luther Bracknell is home
agi&a after several weeks stay with
In. '.; pother at McCormick. She has
b?&$Where under treatment of Dr.
'?yt? and comes horrie much d ni
P' -' v pd in health. Her sister, Miss
.'el!, came home with her, a.id
feeople aro glad to have her for
days in our town,
iss Frances Lav/son of Abbe
Bhd her mothal dined with
Kill. Bank? or. Monday, of this
, Ik. Til? y have hvju in o ur town
.'ffV'vr:?) days visiting tdd friends.
Prances' fathe: was once pan
tile Methodist ch uren here,
ie' teacher's meeting of the
teaah.-r.--. of the Baptist Sunday
4i>oi is holding regalar weekly
tf?Ons on Friday ni ?flus. It ^ilter
3K.fr o m. home to home among
?.?Mfcachers, meeting with Mrs..
Bggflasi.; Friday night, and tO
5g1.il it 1? to moot with. M ?-s. W. C.
TL.V ,Sv:,*:, 'or-ii??
week from 5 to 7 o'clock, the be
ginner's class bf the Baptist Sunday
school were entertained at the home
of their teacher, Mrs. .1. E. Free
man. Several interesting games,
suited for children, were played,
after which refreshments were
served. All seemed to have a gay
time No doubt this will strengthen
the tie between pupils and teacher,
and make more effective service
A Profusion of Blooms.
Under its oller to give prizes for
the Hrst and second cotton blooms,
The Advertiser has received almost
enough blooms to decorate a float
in a fanners* parade at the co inly
fair. A constant stream came in
by mail, express and through far
mers in person. The two entitled
to the prizes wer" Mr. John V.
Cooper and Mr. Joe S. Sm:;h. Mr.
Cooper called U|> thc editor, on the
telephone,'Thursday, Jurie 20th, tne
afternoon before he left for l?.:!i:
m re to attend the national conven
tion, and stated that he had just
seen the oiler arel .had sent in a
bloom by mail. The next morning,
like the early bird th.;:, catches the
worm, Mr. .loeb. Smith, another
successful and progressive farmer,
came to The Advertiser office in
person with a bloom, arriving be
fore Mr. Cooper's bloom. Mr.
Cooper was the first to report .-a
bloom, but as it developed Ibo nexi
day, Mr. Smith was the lir>t to
reach the office with a bloom.
Consequently, the subscription ac
count of each of these gentlemen
bas been given credit for 12 mouths,
instead of one six and the other
"Don't cry, dear," said the kind
gentleman to the little hoy who was
leaning against the pasture fence
and alternately kicking ai the gate
and squalling. Look at the little
calf, lt never eries.
Thc weeping youngster gave the
gate at.other kick.
"Thai's ali right;" ho sai !. It
doesn't hart the calf when its moth
Little Florence ha a very bau
toothache and was crying softly to
herself. Her aunt, who was a be
liever ol' Christian Science, went
over to the little girl and said:
"If you had any faith, dear, yon
would have no toothache."
Florence continued to sob, Litt
b Uveen sobs she replied:
' Well, aunt Grace, if you had
my too; hache, you wouldn't have
I Mrs. Burrell Boat wright Enier
tains. Dr. Dorset in ?ran ge
burg. Mr. Etherad ge
An affair thal had been pleasant
ly anticipated, was the reception
given on last Thursday by Mrs.
Burrell Boatwright ai bor spacious
country place, "Thu Cedars." Tue
affair was in honor of her guests,
Misses Marie Fowell, of Sock Hill,
and M?idelle Boatwright, of Ridge.
Between 7j and 1U0 invitations
were issued for the h jurs of ti to 7
o'clock, and upon the arrival of
each, they were welcomed by Mes
dames .fohn Wright and M. il.
Wright, and Mesdames M. T. Tur
ner and Peter Epos carrie I them I >
the pune!? bowl which was preside I
over by Miss Mary Spauh Harrison.
The alcove in which it was ar
ranged was most artistic in ferns
' and daisies, and tko punch was
'served from the center of a large
block of ice. Tali vases of daisies
were the other decorations of the
ballway. Those receiving stood in
j the parlor and with -Mrs. Boat
wright were Misses Fewell, Boat
wright and Lillie LiGroue. The
flowers used in here were of cream
[and red roses, and the lights from j
j many chaudelabrae cast a rosy glow .
j in each room. .Mrs. J. W. Brown
.showed the ladies imo the dining
j room where a delicious salad course '
land ice tea with a mint sprig was
served. Mrs. C. JP. Pechman pre
sided in here and the refreshments
I were served by Misses Annie Ilar
risen, trances aud Bessie Ford Tur
ner and Lucca Epes. The occasion i
was very pleasant to all in attend- ;
. ? Mrs. J. C. Mac, and Miss Agnes 1
Griihn. of Marion, are vi.Mii-.ig
Mr. and Mrs. 0. D. Black and :
children left this week fora visit 80 .
Abbeville and Greenville;
-Misses Mallie Waters and Bertha ;
j Woodward are at Sullivan's Island !
with av party of friends.
.Mr. and Mrs. J. IC. Allen of
Meeting Street were here this week ?
making the trip ?ri their handsome
I new car which they have recently
Mrs. Neville and ' Miss Julia
Workman, of Atlanta, are guests of
Mrs. ..'ames Richardson,
Dr. and .Mrs. Horace Wright,
of Georgetown, are 'pending this
I month here with relatives,
j .Mrs. Hattie Parrish and Master
j Edward, left on Monday for a two ;
month's visit to friends in North
; Cand?na and Virginia.
The annual woman's mission try
union of the Ridge association, will '.
be:held with the Philippi cum eh.
instead of at Red Bank church.
T'nis change is m ule on account of
i the e.mn h at tl d Bank not being
j Rev. Main!in Etheredge, "1" Co
lumbia, gave a lecture On Friday"
evening at the sci tool auditorium, i
bis subject being "Hom".'' He has
i made a tour of lids country, and
gave many interesting facts nd he 1
use.' stereoplicoh views t?. illustrate.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Turner spent
! Thursday in Columbia.
Misses .Mary Spaun and Virginia
Harrison have returned from a vis
it to relatives in Virginia.
Mrs. Octavia Rushton spent last '
week in Augusta with Mrs. Morga '.j
Dr. W. S. Dorset has been iu
Orangeburg cornily for tjle j,lSl lxv,,|
weeks conducting a series of mee: - i
Mr J. '?. Welling,, of Darling- :
ton spent Sunday .md Monday at I
the home of Mr. El/.ic LaGrone. j
Mrs. A. P. Lewis has gone tn
Tompson, Ga., to visit lier sister, ?
Mrs. \\ . S. Moblcy.
Air. Hugh Mitchel has returned
from Charleston where he has Lee.: ;
for the past 0 moni hs.
.Miss Bessie Salmon, of Marian, j
Ga.,is the guest of her sister, Mrs.
Joe W ri gil.
Miss Bertrand Perrett, of Seneca, j
is the guest of the Misses Hard y.
Charlie Cu item, of Springfield, I
is soe.i.liug this month at the home
of his grandfather, dpt. J*. 1>
Dcckert G;iess, of Orangeburg
is visiting Joseph Jacobs.
-Mrs. Iona Owdom, of Athens.1
Ga., is here for a two weeks visit L< I
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Qnattle
Justice Has Broken Down?
In a discussion of the prevalence
of crime in thc United States the
London Nation takes the ground
that Ute quibbling and lack of com
mon sense in the mode of legal pro
cedure is a large factor in causing1'
crime in thia country. The Nation
goes so far as to say that American
justice has broken down .and to
prove this contention quotes tho fol
"There are. indeed few crimes Ot
which an American can more safe
ly be guilty. If he commits a mur
der, the odds are moro than three to
one against his ever being brought
to triai; they aro more than ten to
one againt his being sentenced to
imprisonment; and, as has been said,
they are more than eighty to one
against his suffering tho extreme
penalty ot the lave. Those are thc
chances officially ascertained from
0 di ci,ii statistics, and they apply to
the c. ?untry as whole an 1 io ali ??
people. But i:. need nardly i; e a il
that if til J m irdji'er is i w lite iu m
the odds io his favor are very in ic ?
above ihe statistical average, an 1
very much below them if Iw is :i ii ..
gro. Only one countr> 1:1 the world,
Mexico, exceeds the American rec
ord of murders, a record th il is pro
portionately live limes ?is great i i
thc United Stales a* in Australia,
more than fourteen limes as great*
as iu England and Wales, eigrii
limes as great as in Jipan, ten lim i
as great as in Canada, and abms
twenty-five times MS gi eat as io
These aro not mere opinions b it
are actual facts, wi.ich the Ameri
can people should contemplate and
then set about to rectify such a con
dition. Th i uki ti persons have :o.:g
been aware ?th. 1 justice was not
properly administered iu this c m
irv iud this belief is spreading ie*
all classes of the populace, hence lUi
ru0Y??icitfi towd rjeeajjj Of Ul >
?rr - ve rc ace toward Our coa.*;--.
11 ree nv i! le News.
Not a Prejudice.
Mrs. Gertrude Atherton smoker
cigarettes and the worst of it is sh j
likes them-though she smokes
them for another reason. *lI would
smoko, as a imitier of fact," she
says, "whether I reilly liked it or
uo1 just a* a protest against the ri
diculous prejudice against tobacco
11 concerns women."
('?..ver daine that she Mrs.
Athertoncan upi understand. The
objection to the use ot tobacco by
women is not founded in preju
dice. Smoking ?^ not a cleanly hab
it. Say what we may, the odors of
cigarettes and pipes (one may bi
more tolerant of a good cigar) are
nasty and they linger in lingerie
and window curtains. The ashes are
easily scattered about the drawing
room table and the "old sol !:er'" or
stump of the cigarette or cigar is a
wretchedly depressing tiling to be
looked upo? even udien it has beeb
flung inti? the empty grate.
A woman is reqr.iri.ui to be tVish.
like morning >'!. roses br strawber
ries, whereas it is permissible, cus
tom so making it. for man to be
reasonably filthy ::i various minoi
ways; The rigor of thu law is not
relaxed in favor of man so that he
may allow his hands to remain soil
ed in company and "t is not pr?ju
dice that would have bauds to be
clean, but, iii favor of smoking,
there is a relaxation in so tar as it
relates to man. A * to woman, this
U nity in respect to filth does not
apply and it i- insisted that she ab
stain fr*>m the foul weed,
Wc defend the advocate smoking
by men who can obtain their con
sent io smoke and if a man wishes
to chew then chew ho may, or even
"chaw"so long as ia so doing h
snail not tresspass upon the rights
of others. However, practice and
some native and: einherued skill h
required tu chew in such manner'
that, the neighborhood shall ?o~
We do not believe in the emanci
pation of women to the extent
that she shall be permited to imi
tatea masculine habit that is hasty
per se, whatever may be said of its
compensating pleasures.--Go lum
'Johnny,1' said the ure tty teach
er, "what, is a kiss:"
''i can't exactly put it into
words," returned the boy, "bul ?1
\oil really want to know, lear,