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OF THE COUNTY
4 REV. E. C. BAILEY, Presbyterian.
EDGEFIELD. 1st and 3rd Sundays
ll a. m.
TRENTON. 1st and Sundays 8
.p. m. 4th Sunday ll a. m.
JOHNSTON. 2nd Sunday ll 15 a
sn., 4th Sunday 8pm
REV. HENRY B. WHITE, Baptist
STEVENS CREEK: .Every second
.Sunday morning (at ll o'clock.
REV. G. W. BUSSEY, Baptist
MODO.C: 1st Sunday 3.30 p m
RED OAK GROVE: First Sunday
.morning at ll o'clock, and Saturday
REV. P. E. MONROE, Lutheran
ST. JOHN'S. Johnston. Preach
ing 2nd Sunday 11.15 a. m. 4th Sunday
7.30 p. m., 1st 7.30 p. m
MT. CALVARY. Preaching 1st and
3rd Sundays 11.15 a. m.
GOOD HOPE. Preaching 2nd Sun
day 3.30 p. m., 4th 11.15 a. m.
REV. FOSTER SPEAR, Methodist
McKENDREE. Third Sunday morn
ing ll a. m., 1st Sunday afternoon at
REV. H. E. BECKHAM, Methodist.
JOHNSTON First and fourth Sun
day mornings at ll a. m, Second and
third Sunday night at 7.30.
HARMONY: Third Sunday morn
ing at ll a. m. Sunday afternoon at
SPANN. Second Sunday morning at
ll a. m., 4th Sunday afternoon at 3.30.
J. E. JOHNSTON, Baptist.
BOLD SPRINGS: First and third
Sunday mornings ll a. m.
GRAVES L. KNIGHT, Baptist.
TRENTON: 2nd and 4th Sunday
?mornings at ll a. m.
REV. J. C. BROWN, Baptist.
PHILIPPI: Second and fourth Sun
day mornings at ll o'clock.
REV. J. R. WALKES, Methodist.
EDGEFIELD: Preaching every Sun
day morning at 11:00, and every Sun
day nigiit at 8:30, except third Sunday
morning and first Sunday night. Prayer
meeting every Wednesday afternoon at
TRENTON: Third Sunday morning
-at 11:15 arid first Sunday afternoon at
MILL CHAPEL: First Sunday night
REV. R. G. SHANNONHOUSE, Episcopal
EDGEFIELD: Preaching, first and
and third Sunday mornings at ll o'clock.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday af
TRENTON: Second Sunday morn
ing at ll o'clock. First and third Sun
day afternoons at 3:30 o'clock.
RIDGE SPRING: Fourth Sunday
.morning at ll o'clock.
BATESBURG : Second and fourth
.Sunday afternoons at 5 o'clock, and
fifth Sundays. .
DR. M. D. JEFFRIES, Baptist
EDGEFIELD: Every Sunday morn
ing at 11:30 and every Sunday night at
-8:00, except fifth Sundays. Prayer
, .meeting Wednesday night at 7:30.
HORN'S CREEK: Third Sunday
.-afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
REV. P. P. BLALOCK, Baptist.
BEREA: First Sunday at ll o'clock.
GILGAL: Third Sunday at ll
REV. B. H. COVINGTON, Methodist.
BARR'S CHAPEL: 2nd Sunday at
PLUM BRANCH: First and third
Sunday at ll o'clock.
PARKSVILLE: First and Third
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
DOTH AN: Fourth Sunday at ll
MERIWETHER: Fourth Sunday
.afternoon at 4 o'clock.
REV. J. T. LITTLEJOHN, Baptist.
RED HILL: First and fourth Sun
day afternoons at 3 o'clock. Third
Sunday at ll o'clock.
REPUBLICAN : First Sunday morn
ing at ll o'clock.
REHOBOTH: Second Sunday at ll
COLLIERS: Third Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
ANTIOCH: Fourth Sunday morn
ing at ll o'clock.
REV. P. B. LANHAM, Baptist.
CLARK'S HILL: First Sunday morn
ing at ll o'clock.
EDGEFIELD MILL: Second Sun
HARDYS: Third Sunday morning.
Mt ZION: Fourth Sunday morning.
REV. J. EARLE FREEMAN, Baptist.
PLUM BRANCH: 2nd and 4th Sun
days at 11:30 a. m.
PARKSVILLE: 1st and 3rd Sun
days at 11:30 a. na. 8ti*.?K I
DR. J. S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE.
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
Ai-. CORLE Y, Surgeon
. Dentist. Appointments
at Trenton on Wednesdays.
Crown and Bridge werk a
James A. Dobey,
c Johnston, S. C.
-TFFICE OVER JOHNSTON DRUG CO.
3 SWEEP COUNTRY
Democratic Gains in Vermont
and Maine Impressive*
OTHER PARTIES' PLIGHT
Third Termers to Poll Their Entire
Strength From the Rapidly
That the result of the state elec
tions in Vermont and Maine mean a
tremendous Democratic victory in No
vember, ia freely admitted by all ex
cept the bitterest partisans. Politi
cal experts have done some analyzing,
and some claim to have reached nove)
conclusions. But these facts stand
On Monday, September 9, 1912, the
Republican and Third Term parties
combined elected William T. Haines
governor of Maine, over Frederick W.
Plaisted, the present Democratic in
chimbent, by 3,023 plurality; in 1908,
a presidential year, a Republican was
elected governor by 7,653 plurality; in
1904, the plurality was 25,800, and in
1900 it was 34,132. u-In other words, bj
12 years the?* Democrats have cat
down the Republican plurality in state
elections by 31,109.
In this period the Democratic vote
has increased from 39,000 to 68,000
whereas the Republican vote has de
creased from 74,000 to 71,000. The
Democtatic vote of this year exceeds
that of September, 1908, by 1,000. but
the Republican vote ls about 2,000 lesa
than that party cast four years aga
The split in the ^publican ranks,
following the election of William T.
Hafnes, ia pronounced. If the divi
sion in Maine in November is as it
was in the recent Vermont election,
six-tenths of the Republican vote will
go for Taft, tMree-t?nths for Roose
velt, and une-tenth for the Demo
crats. It is signlflcant that the latter
party has to date suffered no loases,
as compared with the vote in previous
years, from the Third Term move
ment. On the contrary, it has gained.
The result in Maine may be expected
to be something like this: Wileon,
74,000; Taft, 42,600; Roosevelt. 21,300.
The returns from the recent Ver
mont election show, in rpund ligerea,
that the joint Republican and third
party vote was eight per cent, short
of the Republican vote four ywars ago,
while the Democratic vote in that
stats shows a gain of twenty-five per
cent, over that of 1908. It ls of spe
cial interest to speculate what will
happen next November throughout
the nation if the-. Republican and
Democratic vote for the national
tickets happen to bo affected aa
the gubernatorial vote thiB month
in Vermontfhas been affected. The
New York Evening Post has done
some interesting figuring along this
line and as a net result it is shown
that, under tte contingencies mention
ed. President Taft would carry only
two states in November, Rhode Island
and Vermont, all the others going for
Gov. Wilson. The conclusions reach
ed by the Post follow:,
"To compute this result we should
have to deduct 8 per cent, from the
vote cast for Taft four years ago and
apportion tae remaining vote in the
ratio of 62 to 38 between Taft, and
Roosevelt, and we should have to add
S5 per cent to Bryan's vote in 1908.
and give the 'demnition total.' to
Woodrow Wilson. In other words, give
Taft 57 per cent and Roosevelt 35
per cent, of Taft'B vote four years
ago, and give Wilson 125 per cent, of
Bryan's vote four years ago.
"The result in round numbers would
be as follows, so far as regards Taft
States. Taft Wilson.
Alabama . 14,000 93,000
Arkansas. 32,000 109,000
California .122,000 160,000
Colorado .- 71,000 159,000
Connecticut . 65,000 85,000
Delaware . 14,000 28,000
Florida .~ 6,000 39,000
Georgia. 24,000 90,000
Idaho . 30,000 45,000
Illinois .860,000 503,000
indiana .199,000 423,000
Iowa .157,000 226,000
Kansas .113,000 201,000
Kentu.ky .135,000 305,000
Louisiana . 51,000 79,000
Maine . 38,000 44,000
Maryland . 66,000 145,000
Massachusetts .152,000 194,000
Michigan .192,000 219,000
Minnesota .112.000 136,000
Mississippi . 3,000 75,000
Missouri .199,000 448,000
Mont;.na .18,000 33,000
Nebraska . 73,000 164,000
Nevada . 6,000 14,000
Newwllampshlre_ 30,000 *42,000
New Jersey .151,000 208.000
New York .497,000 834,000
North Carolina 66.00Q 171,000
North Dakota . 83,000 41,000
Oklahoma .?3,000 153,000
?regon ._ 86,000 48,0
Pennsylvania .426,000 661,0
Rhode Island _- 35,000 31,000
South Carolina .... 2,000 78,000
South Dakota . 39,000 50,000
Tennessee . 68,000 170,000
Texas . 37,000 271,000
Utah . 35.000 63,000
Vermont . 23,000 14,000
Virginia . 30,000 103,000
Washington . 61,000 fi 73,000
West Virginia . 79,000 139,000
Wisconsin .142,000 208,000
Wyoming . 12,000 18,000
FARMER GETS LESS, BUT
He Has to Pa^ More for What He
The TJ. s. Department ol Agrlcu?tore
has just announced that notwithstahd
ing the increased cost of living among
the people as a whole there was a
greater decline in the pric?* paid to
farmers from Aug. 1 to Sept 1 this
year than there waa laet year.
The average farm prices of the im
portant crops (corn, wheat, oats, bar
ley, rye, flaxseed, potatoes, tobacco,
cotton and hay, which represent
about three-fourths of the value of all
the country's crops) declined 7 per
cent during the month, while in that
time last year they declined in price
only 4.4 per cent, and during the last
four years the decline in price aver
aged 3.S per cent. The average of
farm prices on Sept 1 was 2.S per
cent, lower than on that date last
Prices paid to farmers on Sept 1
thiB^year, with comparison of prices
paid on the same date last year, fol
Articles. 1912. 191L
Corn .$0.776 ?0.669
Wheat .858 .848
Oats .350 .404
Barley .535 .770
Rye . .708# -76a
Flaxseed . 1.626 2.036
Potatoes .650 1.137
Hay .12,140 14.610
Cotton .113 " I"
Butter. .242 .231
Chickens .113 .111
Eggs . .191 .174
But the prices on tariff nurtured
articles of manufacture wb,ich the
farmer has to buy continue to 69ar.
TRUTH ABOUT TKE ' TRUST
"Expected Economies from Combina
tion" Do Not Materializo.
(Louts D. Brandeis in Collier's.) .
Leaders at the new (Third Term)
party argue that industrial monopo
lies should be legalized, lest wc lose
the efficiency of large-scale production
and distribution. No argument could
be more misleading. . . '
It may be safely asserted thai m
America there ls no line of bus'-neqs
in which all or most concerns or
plants muet be concentrated in order
to attain the 6lze of greatest effi
ciency. For while a business may be
too 6man to be efficient, efficiency doe?
not grow indefinitely with lncr?.asing
size. What the most efficient Bise is
can be learned definitiv only by ex
perience. The unit, ot greatest effi
ciency ta reached wheo the disadvan
tages o? size counterbalance tie ad
vantages. The unit of greatest effi
ciency is exceeded when the disad
vantages of size outweigh the ad van
ta gea The history of American trusts
makes this clear. That history Knoffs:
First-No conspicuous Aairi?a!?
trust owes its existence to the desire
for increased efficiency. "Expected
economies from combination" figure
largely In promoters' prospectuses;
but they have never been a compell
ing motive in the formation of any
trust. On the contrary, the purpose of
combining has often been to curb effi
ciency or even to preserve ineffi
ciency, thus frustrating the natural
law of the survival of the fittest
Second-No conspicuously profita
ble trust oweB its profits largely to
superior efficiency. Some trusts have
been VT-7 efficient, as have some In
dependent concerns; but conspicuous
profits have been secured mainly
thrc ugh control of the market
through the power of monopoly to fix
prices-through this exercise of the
taxing power. *
Third-No conspicuous trust has
been efficient enough to maintain long
as against the independents its pro
portion of the business of the country
without continuing to buy up, from
time to time, its successful competi
There is plenty of peace about the
Tkdt candidacy, but nobody claims "lt
Woodrow Wilson says to the lnng
suffering farmer who buys in a trust
controlled, highly protected market
and sells Ms wares m a free market:
"Walk into your own house and take
How many of those who are strug
gling with the "High'Co8t of Living"
believe there is to be any relief if the
Republican party, which brought it
about remains in power?
The Bull Moose ran things with a
big stick at Washington for seven and
a half years and'didn't by act or word
smite the bosses he now rails against
or promote the causes he now "em
bodies." Being "a practical "man," he
asks a third, etc., term.
By applying the common sense test
to Rooseveltian romance Governor
Wilson manages to keep the country
both amused and thoughtful.
What's a Moosette? A Third Term
Gov. Wilson said to the newspaper
men, at the New York Press, Club
banquet: "Suppose you had a House
of Representatives mixed like the pres
ent Senate. I think we could all go
fishing for the next two years." But
he's at the helm and there won't be
any mixing. Democrats-that's all.
PROPER HOUSING OF POULTRY
Chief Requisites of Building Ar?
Dryness, Perfect Ventilation and
Plenty of Sunlight.
(By N. R. GILBERT.)
Frequently poultry keepers com
plain bitterly of the failure of their
fowls to show pront, when the whole
I fault Hes In defective housing,
j Poultry lead an entirely artificial
I life when they live penned in a run,
or even when at liberty and provided
with a sleeping-house-that is to say
they have their food provided them
and do not sleep In the trees, as their
natural instinct would teach them^
It is simply the difference between
sleeping in a house and sleeping in
trees that upsets them. When they
j do the latter, they may not lay well
i but they keep their health. More than
s half the diseases modern fowls suffer
The chief requisites of a house are
that it should be weather-proof, so
that whatever the Inclemency of the
season, the fowls keep dry. It must
be provided with ample ventilation
and should have a sunny aspect.
The sun is life to all animals, .and
the more fowls get of it, the better.
Yet, sometimes,, fowl - houses are
placed in dark, secluded corners, and
built to admit hardly any light A
A colony-house that supplies plenty
of fresh air to the chicks. Six feet
long, two feet six inches wide, two
feet four inches high In front, eighteen
I Inches high in the back.
I poultry-hcuse should always, if pos
I sible, be placed on ground sloping
j slightly away from n, then in the wet
weather the rain drains away. If the
ground is quite level the rain off the
j roof shows as tendency to remain in
the form of puddles.
A trench should be dug to carry it
I away, or better still, there should be
a spout o_n the roof to carry the wet
away down to a down spout connected
with a surface drain.
It is important that the ground
around the house, as well as the house
j itself, be kept dry, as fowls never do
well on wet land,
i; Special attention should be paid to
the roof. The eaves should overlap
some three inches, and it is all the
better if built of stouter wood than
There is no necessity to cover the
roof with felt, provided it receives a
good dressing of tar at first and a
farther coat each year. On" no ac
count make the roof df corrugated
Stich a house will 'be cold in the
winter and hot in the summer. If the
poultry-keeper has some sheets of
this very useful article-for such it
certainly Is-make a roof of thin
boards and put the zinc on top.
For the floor, the earth needs to be
beaten down quite hard and a dress
ing of some inches of Band or light
dry earth put on top. If the soil is
clayey, lt is better to have a^wooden
floor, for it must be dry.
In any case, observe scrupulous
cleanliness, removing all droppings
once a week and taking care there ia
never any smell.
Ventilation Ia a subject better un
derstood now than formerly. ?We in
dulge in more of it for ourselves and
more for the fowls. Yet for them as
for ourselves, we must not forget that
the thing ran be overdone and that a
good deal lopends npori the location
of the house and the outsido tempera
IMPROVEMENT 0F: FARM EGGS
Gove.-lrnen.- Bulletin ;:r.-tains Result
of Careful Study of industry In
Si??te of Kansas.
Every reader should road circular
141 entitled . Th< mrovement of the
Farm Eg^"' issued 'he department
of Agriculture, Waaoington, D. C.
Among otho: things tuL- contains the
results of tho careful study made of
the industry in the state of Kansas,
where an effort has been made to
bring about an organization of the
egg Industry and Che co-operation of
the state authorities for the purpose
of compelling the traders in eggs to
buy on a quality basis only. There is
no question in our mind but that the
result of the investigation in Kansas
will be that the "case count" system
will he discarded In the very near fu
ture and there will be substituted In
Its, place the "loss-off" method of buy
ing, says an erchange. When thia goea
into force it will be squarely up to
the egg producer to handle his product
so that when lt ?Btmarketed it will
be in first class condition. We pre
dict that there will be a very radical
change in the next few years in this
matter and as a word to the wise is
sufficient, it will bo enough to again
suggost to our readers that they send
to the department of agriculture, j
Washington, D. C., for this ciroular.
Harness Pictured in a dialogue
always looks 'pretty. The compil
ers see to it that r.oue but pretty"
pictures are printed. But the pic
tures don't show the quality. oa
must see the harness itself to judge
of that. Come here and do so.
You'll get all the beauty you can
ask for and an assurance of harness
quality as well.
We are making-a drive on several
styles of gfine carriages which we
have been using: as samples in our
warerooms. If you can use one we
will make it an obieet to pur. hase
at once. The car .?a are all right
in both appear." and make. But
we are get?' new samples and
have not . for both. Hence
this unu carriage chance.
Wilson & Cantelou
Nowadays women may have an in
dividual bank account-something that
no woman should be without. We
Lave provided a Lady's Department,
which will make it easy for our femi
nine patrons to maintain-that?which is
so necessary to independenc?-money
in the bank.
Bank of Edgefield
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pres. ; W. W. Adams, Vice
pres.; E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, W. W. Adams, J. Wm.
Thurmond, Thos. H. Rainsford, J. M. Cobb, B. E. Nicholson, A.
S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, W. E. Prescott.
Bridges Time and Space
IT WAS A QUESTION of life or death and
the victim's life hung by a slender thread. A
difficult operation was necessary. To be suc
cessful the operation must be performed at once.
The services of a specialist were required, but he
was in a distant city.
The specialist was reached over the Long
Distance Bell Telephone, the case described and
the operation arranged for.
The sufferer's life was sived through the
ability of the Universal Bell Telephone Service to <
bridge time and space.
By the way, have yon a Bell Telephone?
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY