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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4,1912
APPEAL FOR FAIRNESS.
A Noble Woman, True to
Her County and State
Pleads Eloquently For
Editor The Advertiser:
One of the greatest outrages ever
perpetrated in our county or in our
state, is being enacted against us on
tliis side of the county by tbe par
ty of Northern capitalists who wish
to develop water-power on the Sa
vannah river, at the mouth of Ste
vens creek, and it is time the whole
county knew about it. These men
are trying to take our valuable Wa
ter Power frontage along the river
and creek from us for practically
nothing. They are threatening to
f condemn our lands and carry us to
court in their campaign of intimi
dating men and women of small
means, including widows with
small children to support with no
male protection. They are constantly
being threater ed directly or indirect
ly with being "carried to Edge
n?ild,"with being "carried to court,"
"made to go to court," etc., if they
do not accept the trifling sums
these men offer for our lands.
Many have been talked or frighten
ed into selling to them at the trif
ling figures, rather than endure
I court cost, which they are hot able
to pay against the army of lawyers,
which this wealthy northern cor
porate company employ.
I appeal to the brave men of
|Edgefield county, not to allow us
ito be mistreated in this manner. It
is seldom that our southern mea
threaten to carry we women to
Edge-field, or to the court house,
and it is unbearable that it should
be leffto these capitalists to come
here and do this, especially in an
I effort to defraud ns of our proper
the"source of our food and
[clothing for onf children, and whai'
>ught to be a source of wealth too,
it is to these capitalises.
The water power frontages along
[he Savannah river, and our other
irge streams are very valuable,
rorth it is estimated $50,000 to
175,000 per mile on this river. It
fhould be a source of great wealth
o us. It is to be used by the eoni
>any to sell to the people of Au
rusta for lights, to run their rail
road system, and to sell to facto
ries at enormous profit to the own
?rs of the power, (I say "owners,"
reare the owners of the power,
?hich they are trying to take from
is.) A lot of these factories use coal
low, they will stop using coal and
lise this electric power, the same as
foal. It is said that one electric
?orse power will eave 26 tons of
[oal a year. Our river lands are
ie same as rich coal lands.
We have something that should
|nrich us, and our children's chil
ren, if handled rightly but we are
?ing forced to give it away to
Iese i : opie, none of whom live in
is county, by their constant cry du
iig cany weary months of "con
loan! condemn"! and "court!
LS an illustration to the men of
Igefield, I will give my own case.
>wn a farm of 300 acres about
IO acres of which is rich Savannah
}er bottoms, worth for farming
rposes alone 8200 per acre or
?r, very rich land as every one
lows, on which we frequently
ike 50 and 60 bushels of corn per
re without fertilizer or 2 to
is of hay per acre. Hay usually
lugs $14.00 to ?18.00 per ton,
?it year it brought as high as ?30.00
ton. These people propose to
;k water into the midst of this
fO acres, covering about 30 or 40
res of the land and ruining the
>t, yet they threaten to condemn
lis land unless we take a mere
Ltauce, counting the water power
mtage as nothing. This land under
!oper cultivation will bring 8 per
nt or 10 per cent on a large farm
d worth at least $200 per acre.
(y ancestors and the ancestors of
y children helped to drive the In
ans off this land and later the
ritish and have fought in all the
irs since, including the civil war,
Ir their country and to leave a
ritage to their ehildren. Are
ey going to be deprived of it at
late day and in this manner?
>! I don't believe it, that with the
>peration of Edgefield men and
>uth Carolinians. We don't want
stop a water power development,
have no such disposition, we
will gladly sell our property, but
it is very valuable for this purpose,
as can be proven, and we wish what
it is worth, as farm land and wa
ter-power property, and if there is
justice in this land (and we have
confidence there is) we will get it.
Water-powers are worth millions of
dollars, there are many in the Uni
ted States, and the facts are abun
dant to prove their value, and no
man shall decide what these lands
are worth tc us until he investigate
the facts. The builders and promo
ters of these Powers make milliorts
out of them as the facts show. Let
no jury sit in judgment until he
gets the facts, the true value of
such property, let them insist on
taking the time to get the facts.
This entire side of the county
should be enriched by this property.
Will it be? It may become a mat
ter for Edgefield men to decide.
The Southern people welcome
Northern men with their capital, or
men with capital from anywhere, to
buy our properties so long fought
and struggled for, at what the prop
erties are worth. But we should
get what they are worth, or we will
still further improve it ourselves.
When those men come here we in
sist that they act honorably and
honestly with us, that they do not
intimidate women and children to
despoil them of their property and
that they do not use our laws to
oppress and despoil our citizens by
the power of their money.
Meriwether, S. C.
Formal Opening Exercises.
Probably the most beautiful,
most eloquent and most ejective
address ever heard in Edgefield was
that delivered by Dr. C. E. Burts
in the college auditorium Monday
evening, the occasion being the for
mal opening of the session of 1918
23 of the S. C C. I." Besides the
faculty and the large student body,
a goodly number of people from
the town were present to hear Dr.
Burts, who is universally and sin
cerely beloved in Edgefield.
Dr. Burts' theme was, "The
standard life," urging his youthful
hearers to lead such lives as the
community needed, such lives as
the community had a right to ex
pect them to lead. He stressed the
idea of a Btrong, well developed
body as the first step toward lead
ing the standard life, giving em
phasis also to faith in God and
man as a requisite of such a life.
Dr. Burts spoke too of the part the
development of the intellect plays
in living a standard life, speaking
also of the need for a broad sympa
thy for all mankind. After referring
to courage as one of the requisites,
the speaker reverted to faith in God
as the greatest ne*d in one's efforts
.o lead a standard life. Some of the
strongest poiuts in the very admira
ble address were rendered more
effective by using illustrations and
relating incidents from his own ex
perience that were apropos.
At the conclusion o? Dr. Burts'
address, President Bailey called up
on Gov. Sheppard, the chairman of
the board of trustees, to make some
remarks. Like the speaker who pre
ceded him, Gov. Sheppard was at
his best, which caused what he said
to elicit much favorable comment.
Lie spoke briefly of the application
of the Golden Rule to student life,
his words being eloquent and time
ly. In concluding Gov. Sheppard,
as has been his wont for several
years, offered a gold medal to be
awarded at the close of the session
to the member of ibe freshman
class who makes the most improve
ment in oratory during the session.
President Bailey is greatly elated
over the bright outlook for the ses
sion which has just closed. The dor
mitories are lilied with boarding
students and the patronage of the
day pupils is larger than ever be
fore in the the history of the insti
The Chauffeur to the Rescue.
When the young physician's au
tomobile reached the scene of the
trolley accident there was nothing
todo; all the victims had been so
slightly hurt that they were able to
walk home. The young doctor
was keenly, disappointed, but his
chauffeur spoke up cheeringly:
"Never mind, doctor, I'll run
down some business on the way
Unete Sam-"Honestly, What Are You Running for, the Rresi
* denoy or for Revenge?"
--From tho New Tort Herald.
Get Your Stock Ready to Exhibit at the
When to Subsoil and How
What is the cheapest way to sub
soil land, and when bhould it be
done? If you advise using a plow,
what is the best subsoil plow on
Probably the cheapest way to
sut>6oil land is by running a subsoil
plow behind an ordinary turning
plow. The man who grows alfalfa,
or other deep rooted plants, may
claim that he has io these plants
the cheapest method of subsoiling,
while the dynamite manufacturers
will claim that they have, at least,
the best method.
It is doubtful if any way, except
with deep-rooted crops, is cheap
enough to pa j- as a general farm
proposition. In a general system of
land improvement, however, it may
pay to subsoil once in four or five
years; but this will depend largely
on the judgment with which it is
We have greater faith in Ieep
plowing than in subsoiling, espe
cially when some vegetable matter
is turned into the soil by the deep
Much is often said about the fail
ure of subsoiling to do good, or in
some cases doing actual harm;
about turning up too much raw soil
and thereby ruining the land for a
year or two; and about the turning
under of green crops souring the
land; but my observation is that
when h 'h results occur, the man
ner or oondition in which the work
is done is usually responsible for
these results. In fact, while I have
alwayB heard that the plowing un
di* of green crops would sour the
land and have seen it done all my
life, I have yet to see thc inuch
talked-of injury to the land by
souring from this cause. I wish a
lot more south? rn soils had a chance
to get sour from this cause. I ara
certain we should have more pro
ductive soils, to say the least, even
if we had to use a little more lime,
which should be done any way.
But when should thc subsoiling
be done? When the subsoil is dry
so dry that it will crumble. This
>vill usually be in the fall. In fact,
I have never seen the subsoil dry
enough to plow at any other sea
I would prefer to do my subsoil
ing by turning under a good crop
of legumes or some other humus
forming materia!, with a plow, like
the Spalding deep tiling machine,
for instance, or with a good disk
plow that will go eight or ten inch
es deoj), and if this is done in the
fall, or any time before January
li rsl, there is no danger o? injury
to the land by turning up too much
1 do not know "tho best subsoil
plow on the market." I do not be
lieve there is any best subsoil plow,
any more than I believe there is a
best breed of hogs or a best breed
of dairy cattle.
Any of the subsoil plows made
by tho implement manufacturers
who advertise in The Progressive
Farmer will do satisfactory work if
the soil is in the right condition, if
sufficient team force is attached and
if judgment is used by the plow
ThisJAppIies to Edgefield.
The instructions given by Judge
Gary to the bailiffs to bring before
him all parties seen expectorating
on the floor or walls of the new
court house was a move in the right
direction. The habit of spitting on
the floor of public buildings is a
very disgusting one, and besides,
spreads disease. The habit is largely
the result of thoughtlessness, we
feel sure. But in stores and public
buildings of all kinds one find.s
abundant evidence that the habit
is one that largely prevails. It
ought not to be. It is an abomina
tion. The thoughtless person will
be restrained by the mere direction
of his attention to the matter. The
malicious individuals, who do this
simply as an act of vandalism, will
have to be made to act as a gentle
man should in this maLter.-Union
An Elegant Reception.
Edgefield has had within her
borders for the past month an
honored son of her soil, and anoth
er who shares our love and homage.
We thought that everything had
been done that could be done to
manifest our heartfelt appreciation,
and express our love aud affection
for our missionaries, Mr. and Mrs.
John Lake, but on Tuesday after
noon, October 1, all previous occa
sions were eclipsed by the delight
ful reoeption teudered them by Gov.
and Mrs. J. C. Sheppard at their
home on Columbia street. The
guests of honor were Mr. and Mrs.
Lake, and the other guesU were
the members of all the missionary
societies of all the churches in
Edgefield to the number of about
one hundred, aud the pastors and
Sunday school superintendents of
the town and a few others.
A number of Chinese curios were
plaoed on one of the tables in the
spacious drawing room, and were
the scena ' of grea? interr.n to ali
?A delightful fruit punch was
served to ali the guests in the rear
of the hall, all who entered having
previously registered, the book be
ing highly prized by Mr. and Mrs.
Lake as a souvenir of the occasion,
SB well as containing the real hand
writing of no many of their Edga
field friends. In the dining room
rich ice cream aud true pound cake
and mist were served.
On request Mr. and Mrs. Lake
sang a hymn in Chinese, and "My
Peace," a song with organ accompa
niment, of his own composition was
sung by Mrs. Lake. Another patri
otic poem, entitled "South Caroli
na" written by this missionary*
poet was read by Hon. J. C. Shep
pard. The afternoon was one of un
alloyed enjoyment. The poems that
were read will be published next
Petit Jury, Second Week.
J. 0. Williams, Most'.
James Temples, Jr., Ward.
J. A. Hamilton, Ked Hill.
W. S. Logue, Meeting Street.
R. L, Prince, Collier.
J. L. Thompson, Ward.
J. M. Mays, Wise.
S. W. Sullivan, "
R. 31. Winn, Rehoboth.
J. M. Reese, Modoc.
A. L. Kemp, Picken*.
J. S. Mann, Hi bier.
L. C. Clark, Ward.
J. E. Johnson, Red Hill.
E. M. Crouch, Trenton.
J. F. Talbert, Red Hill.
P. B. Whatley, Collier,
E. T. Christian, Modoc.
J. F. Stone, Rehoboth.
F. P. Salter, Pickens.
Darling Jackson, Ward.
J. N. Fair, Wiso.
L. C. Warren, Pickens.
L. D. Swearingen, Wise.
J. P. Whatley, .Moss.
J R. Moss, Trenton.
M. E. Strom, Wise.
J. E. Horne, Ward.
J. S. Bush, Johnston.
J. A. Gibson,
J. W. Seigler, Red Hill.
J. L. Mclvie, Meriwether.
W. A. Winn, Rehoboth.
S. 0. Morgan, Pickens.
G. S. Cartledge, Hibler.
E. B. Dasher, Johnston.
Friend-I say, doctor, the appen
dix ?B a useless organ. I mean to say
we can live without it.
Doctor-You could, but the doc
tors could not.-Philadelpia Tele
Mrs. Black Entertained. 'Or
phanage Day Observed.
Planning Flower Shew.
On Thursday evening of the oast
week, Mrs. O. D. Black entertain
ed with a tea, complimentary to
Mrs. Oscar Swineford. Those invit
ed to be with her, besides the hon
oree were Mesdames M. T. Turner,
L. C. Lati.nc-, H. W. Crouch, F.
M. Boyd, J. H. White, J. L. Wal
ker, C. F. Pechmau, Hattie Par
rish, W. P. Kinard, and Misses
JSina Ouzts, Cecile Kinard and Zena
Payne. The appointments of the
tea table were very attractive, the
color motif of pink and white being
carried out, and beautiful dahlias,
in these colors graced the center of
the table. A dainty repast was
served and the congenial party lin
gered here, while conversation
liowed bright and pleasant. Upon
the return to the parlor, sweet mu
sic, vocal and instrumental wras
given by Miases Ouzts and Kinard.
All were reluctant to bid adieu at
the hour of departure.
Mrs. Tabitha Rushton who has
been ill is much improved.
At an early date Mrs. Angeline,
Bacon contemplates coming into
town to reside, She has always
lived at her present country home
and her neighboring friends will,
no doubt, greatly miss ber. A warm
welcome is extended her by many
Miss Angel Andrews, who has
been sick with fever for two weeks,
is able to be up, and hopes to re
turn to her school duties at Lum
?erton, N. C., at an early date.
Mr. Burrell Frontis, of Ridge,
is located here and will open up a
jewelry and repair shop.
On Saturday afternoon, little
Miss Marion"'Turner gave . a party
for Master Robbie Swineford who
ia visiting in her home. There were
thirty merry boys and girls and they
heartily enjoyed playing on the
lawn, and frequent visits were made
to the pergola to the lemonade
bowl. In the dining room ice cream
and cake was served, and pretty
little boxes of candy were given
each one as souvenirs.
Mrs. Pierce, of Columbia, is vis
iting her sister, Mrs. Wm. Toney.
Mr. R. C. Massey, of Rock Hill,
visited friends her on Sunday.
Mrs. John Sawyer has been
visiting relatives in Leesville.
.Mrs. W. A. Crouch and Miss
Nora Crouch of Batesburg, have
been visiting relatives here.
Orphanage Day was observed or:
Sunday morning at the Baptist Sun
day school, and the amount that
will go up from the 14 classes will
be 8160. The class of Mr. W. L.
Coleman led in the collection, giv
Plans are now being made for the
tlower show which will be held
here during the tall months, under
the auspices of the D. of C., and it
is hoped that all lovers of flowers
will enter the contest. Mrs. Annie
B. Harrison is the registrar, and
all contestants' names are to be sent
to her, and will be received up to
one week previous to the show.
On last Wednesday evening, a
very pleasant social affair was the
dinner given by Mrs. Charles F.
Pechmau in honor of Mrs. Oscar
Swineford. 1*2 were seated at the
festive board, which presented a
beautiful appearance. No cloth was
used, each cover being upon a lace
mat, and large bowl of roses occu
pied the center of the table. The
occasion was one of great enjoy
Dr. Ralph Baseman, of Chappell*,
was a visitor here during thc I
part of week.
Miss Eula Satchel- left on ?
day for Columbia college.
Mr. Leon Scott has retaruc
Annapolis, this being his 2nd t
Rev. Kimmi's revival ser'
will continue on through thew
services being held at 10:30 ii
morning and 7:4-5 in the ever
Three services were held on Sun
a very large crowd being in atl
ance at the evening service.
Mr. P. N. Lott.is still quite .
from a relapse after fever.
Mr. James Stevens, of Angiii
was here on Friday, en route o
Meeting Steet, to spend awhile with
his mother, Mrs. I. S. Stevens.