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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4,1912
Death of Mr. Smyly Richardson,
Daughters of Confederacy
Carry Baskets to The
Our town was greatly shocked
and saddened on Saturday morning
when it was learned that Mr. Smy
ly Richardson was dead. For the
past few years he had been in il!
health, and had not been able to en
gage in any active work. It was j
known by the family that he bad
heart failure, there being a leaking
valve. On the evening previous to
his death he appeared as usual, and
next morning when he was called
to breakfast there was no response,
and step-father. Mr. P. N. Lott,
entering his room, found him dead.
The physicians state that he must j
have died soon after falling asleep.
It seems hard to understand just )
why one in the prime of life should
be taken so, but he died the death of |
the brave, with that hope so en
nobling in life and so sweet in I
death. He realized his physical state
before his death. He was gentle,
kindly, unselfish and generous and
will be greatly missed from the
home circle, and his friends, and es
pecially so by his mother, as he was
the only one of her children in the
home with her. Besides his mother,
Mrs. P. N. Lott, is left a sister,
Mrs. Julian Harris, of Derring, Ga.,
and two brothers, Messrs. Frank
Richardson, of Birmingham, Ala.,
and James Richardson of this place, j
and a half brother, Mr. Staunton
Lott. The burial services were con
ducted on Sunday morning at ll
o'clock, at the Mt. of Olives ceme- J
tery, by Rev. P. E. Monroe, and a j
|?,..Urgexoncourse of friends and rela-:
tives followed the casket to its last j
resting place. There were many
beautiful flowers sent by sympathiz
ing friends. The music by the choir I
of the Baptist church was very j
sweet. The following yoong men
acted as pall bearers: Messrs. John
Mobley, Pierce Rushton, J. L. Der
rick, David Crim, A. L. Clark and
Those out of town who attended
the burial services of Mr. Smyly
Richardson were, Mrs. Ida Stevens,
Messrs. Joe Payne, George Logue
and J. K. Allen, of Meeting Street,
and Mr. ?and Mrs. Allie Kinnaird,
Messrs. J. H. Allen and W. E. Lott |
Mrs. Charlotte V. Spearman, of
Newberry, who has been visiting
her brother, Mr. John W. Payne,
and other relatives, has returned to
On Friday of the past week, a
Thanksgiving basket was carried
out to the county home by the D.
of C., Rev. P. E. Monroe accom- j
panying them. After the arrival, the
least was spread for them, and each
lone enjoyed the bountiful plate of
[turkey dinner, with all the accom-j
)animents,and cake, pies, fruits and
indies. The inmates were expecting j
the party, and visits were made to |
ich of their cottages, and in every
istance nothing but praises was
i ven by them for Mr. and Mrs.
Jcurry. They certainly are the right j
>eople for this care. Plenty of meat |
for the year will be made, an acre
)f collards, numerous banks of po-1
itoes, molasses, corn for bread, j
md several cows which supply them |
ibnndantly with milk and butter
Some of the inmates are interest
ing characters, and old Mr. Wade
the veteran, is still jolly and active.
Some of them enjoy reading, and old
(magazines and papers afford them
much pastime, and they asked
that some be sent them.
Mrs. James Richardson received
J a telegram on Sunday stating the
accidental death of her 8 year old
(nephew James Blair, which had oc
Icurred near the home of his father
?in Califonia. He was run over by a
A profitable meeting of the New
Century Club was held with Mrs.
J. A. Dozier on Tuesday afternoon,
the subject for discussion being
King Richard III. After the presi
dent Mrs. F. M. Boyd had transact
ed routine business, Mrs. J. W.
Marsh acted as leader for the lesson
study, and the first paper given was j
"The historical surroundings of the
tragedy," Miss Clara Sawyer;
"Character of the two youn? prin
ces murdered in the tower," Miss j
Ruby Strother; "Their tragic!
death," Mrs. J. H. White; "Scene
ia act V,* Mw. J. A. Kirby;,
"Sketch of Lady Anne," Miss Zena
Payne; "Character of Margaret,."
Mrs. P. N. Lott; "How the death
of King Edward was accomplished,"
Mrs. F.'M. Boyd; "Did Richard
have a conscience, when was it
awakened?" Mrs. B. L. Allen. Con
cluding the arranged study the dis
cussions were general and several
points were brought out One feat
ure, that is helpful in storing the
mind with quotations, is, that at
the roll call, each member is expect
ed to answer with the most striking
quotation from the play for after
noon's study. Before departure, the
hostess served a delightful salad
course and sweets.
The ladies of the cemetery asso
ciation are arranging to reimburse
the treasury, and at an early date
they will have an old time spelling
bee and oyster supper combined.
The two spelling lines will be com
posed of the young gentlemen and
ladies, married folks in faot, every
one that will take part.
Miss Eunice Cates, of Augusta,
has been the guest of her cousin,
Mrs. James White.
Miss Eula Morgan spent Satur
day and Sunday in Columbia, with
Mrs. C. B. Wright, of Lexing
ton, Ky., who is the guest of her
sister-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Parrish,
has been quite sick since a few days
of her arrival, but is much/ improv
ed now, having suffered from grip.
An elaborate reception had been ar
ranged for fcer and cards had been
issued to 100 friends for the after
noon of the 27th, and on that morn
ing, Mrs. Parrish called in all invi
Mrs. Hampton Kirkland and
children, of Alabama, spent last
wetk here with relatives.
Miss Bessie ? Maud Willis spent
Thanksgiving ai Hartsville. .
- Misses Mary Marsden arid Mary
and Willie Glover, of Beech Island,
are guests of Miss Alma V oodward.
Miss Daisy Brockington spent
the week end at Rockton.
Mrs. W. L. Coleman is at home
after a three weeks visit in Wash
ington, D. C., at the home of her
brother Mr. William Ware.
Thanksgiving service was held
here in the Lutheran church on the
28th, and the pabf,or Rev.P.E. Mon
roe preached a beautiful sermon.
Special music was arranged for the
Woodrow Wilson's Tribute to
The interest tnat both ex-presi
dent Roosevelt and President-elect
Wilson have always taken in church
work, says the Piogressive Farmer,
is a good omen for America. Es
pecially notable was the utterance
of Governor Wilson, as he turned
aside from the stress of campaign
ing the week before the election to
join in the celebration of the two
hundredth anniversary of the First
Presbyterian church of Trenton.
On that occasion, the next presi
dent of the United States said:
"Life without the standard of
the church is something like a fal
tering quicksand. The church is one
of the many expressions of the per
manent side of life. This church
through its 200 years has witnessed
the birth and death of political par
ties. It has seen everything change
except the search for God; and
every community should realize
that the search for God should take
precedence over everything else.
"I know that the salvation of a
church, however, the salvation of
the community, and the salvation
of the state is to be found only by
men who are greater than them
selves. A man who is indifferent to
his own success but confident only
of the cause he represents, has the
hosts of Almighty God behind
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Bright Litttle Girl Writes About
The Fair and Thanksgiving.
Dear Mr. Mims:- We have in our
mind the Fair, Thanksgiving and
Christmas, all of which we would
like to speak but must make our
say short for Miss Ruth has us at
real work now, hence our time is
hers so to speak.
'Surely our fair was one of the best
the oounty has ever exhibited. Mr.
Fuller must have felt proud of his
work. But were all the sohool chil
dren as disappointed as Flat Rock?
One trip around the arena was ail
we enjoyed then WI? wanted to get
out and look around the grounds.
Oh that merry-go-round. One of our.
girls said 'If I had not seen it, I
would have enjoyed the ride on the
One of the most beautiful, and
ideal Thanksgiving mornings that
has ever been my pleasure to. be?
hold was witneseed last ^Thursday
with mother earth clothed in her
robe of white, beckoning ^ .us
schpol children as I' saw it, an'em
blem of purity. Our teacher was
good to us that day, by permitting
Buow balls to roll in the air. Flat
Rock pupils will long remember
We are guessing at Christmas
for us. Our teacher says only one
wee little week for holiday.
There is some moving in and out
among us. Mr. Mallie Clegg has re
turned to his former home. Thrice
we welcome him and his good wife
Mr. G. W. Bussey has made an
exchange, and we congratulate our
selves that he and his interesting
family are still ours.
Your correspondent from our
section some time ago made men
tion of the work Holland Bros had
done in our midst. Since then, he
has installed a good organ in our
school, and has intimated hs would
work up a concert for our school
later in the season.
Messrs. Will Agner, Luther Tim
merman, J. W. Bailey and Mrs.
Mattie Kenrick killed this season
some fine hogs. Mr. Bailey dressed
one at even 400 pounds.
Mr. John Quattlebaum and little
son Laurence visited relatives in our
town this week.
Senator T. W. Lamb from Bruns
wick, Ga-, has returned to his home
after spending very pleasantly a
fortnight among us.
Hello Gardnerville school! Come
often. Merry Christmas to you and
all the dear girls and boys that have
made bright The Advertiser's col
Modoc, S. C, Pupil.
Mrs. Oldmaid (purchasing music)
-Have you "Kissed Me in the
Mr. Dopenutt-Why-er-no. It
must have been the other clerk.
More Horsepower Needed.
Our farmers need to know that
horsepower and machinery are
cheaper than human labor, and that
implements that enable the cultiva
tion of the crops to be done more
rapidly by using two horses lo one
man will vastly increase the pro
ductive power of the man. One
man's labor in the south produces
less by far than one man's labor in
the north and. west, 'while the south
has the money crop that should be
the most profitable one in the whole
land. The reason is mainly that the
north uses more horsepower and
more effective and rapid implements.
Add this idea to a good rotation,
and. cotton farming will be put on
a far more profitable basis.-Pro
Miss Nicholson Entertains For
The members of the sewing club
issued the following invitation:
"The sewing club at home with
Miss Sara Nicholson Saturday after
noon at 3 o'clock. Miscellaneous
shower, Miss Mattie Mims."
Promptly at the hour stated, the
guests assembled. Miss Maria Hill
welcomed the guests, showing them
into the drawing room where Miss
Nicholson and Miss Mims were as
sisted in receiving by Mrs. Grenek
er and Mrs. Rainsford.
. As each guest had been bidden
To help the bride
With fingers nimble,
Piease bring your needle,
Thread and thimble.
They were prepared to have cup
towels for the bride. Mrs. S. B.
Nicholson won in the contest hav
ing accomplished more work in the
neatest manner. She was presented
a souvenir. '
ber head a huge silver waiter liter
ally loaded with gifts that were
showered on the bride, linen, dain
ty hand embroidered lingerie, hand
painted china and cut glass com
pcsingjthe array of pretty remem
A delicious salad course with
charlotte, fruit cake and coffee was
served. "Cedar Grove" has been
noted for its hospitality for many
years, each guest departing, carry
ing away with them a picture of a
beautiful old home that is a proper
back ground for the gracious man
ners of an honored family.
Among those present were Mes
dames Wallace Tompkins, Lovick
Smith, R. A. Marsh, Bettis Cante
lou, B. E. Nicholson, Luther Jones.
Hugh Nicholson, P. M. Feltham,
S. B. Nicholson, J. G. Holland,
Greneker, Rainsford, Burns, Mob
ley, James Thompson, Misses Mat
tie Mims, Virginia Addison, Grace
Tompkins, Lura Miras, Sophie
Minis, Maria Hill, Sophie Nichol
son, Sallie Dunovant, Lillian Nich
olson, Armstrong, Mary Butler aud
Make Your Own Nitrogen.
One fact has been well ascertain
ed. This ie, that where the farmer
really farms his land in a good ro
tation with legumes and feeds stock,
he will seldom need to buy nitrogen
for staple crops, and on many lands,
will not need to buy potash; that
be can grow corn more profitably
than crimson clover and the home
made manure than with fertilizer,
and that, as a rule, he can get bet
ter results on his sale crops by giv
ing the legume crops a plentiful
supply of phosphoric acid, and on
most sandy soils some potash, and
can depend on tho legumes and the
manure made from their feeding
for the making of his cotton and
ather crops cheaply.-Progressive
John Drew, the actor tells the
following story illustrative of his
horrors of corpulence.
"A fat man," he said, "could not
lelp laughing one dajr at the ludi
crous appearance of a very bowleg
ged chap-one of those arch-look
ing chaps, you know.
"Though a total stranger to him,
.he fat man slapped the bowlegged
?hap on the back and said:
"By jingo, brother, you look as
if you'd been riding a barrel.
"The bowlegged man smiled and
poked his finger into the fat man's
soft, loose stomach.
"And you look as if you'd been
swallowing one, he said."
Tagging and Branding Foods.
Since enactment and enforcement
of the pure food and drugs laws,
there has been a great awakening
among the people as to the quality
of food and drugs they buy.
The people are coming to their
senses on these vital matters, in that
they feel that it is buts fair and
eqiutable that the consumer should
have a reasonable guarantee that
the article he buys is exactly what
he bargains for, and not something
Some municipalities require the
compulsory tagging of all cold-stor
age foods that may be offered for
sale at retail. This is done on the
theory that the purchaser has the
right to know just what he is buy
ing. He has the right to know how
long an article has been in cold
storage, and it should be left to the
judgment of the purchaser whether
an artiole of food is suitable for use,
and not entirely to the pleasure of
The cold storage is a great thing
to preserve certain kinr1 of food,
but it is the belief th .orne kinds
suffer from being x after the
lapse of a limite ' but whether
this be true or w, the consumer
should be allo .? od to be the judge,
for he has the right to know what
he is buying.
It is absurd to say that the deal
er may put off on the consumer
such things as eggs, butter, and
poultry which have been for an in
determinate time held in the cold
storage and represent them to be
fresh when they, are not fresh, but
old. They may be just as good as
if they were fresh, but that should
be left for the consumer to deter
Before the pure food laws were
enacted, all kinds of spurious arti
cles^ w^ foj^J^japon. the public as j
genuine, but now "if such a thing Ts'
done the dealer lays himself liable
to punishment for a serious infrac
tion of the law, and so it should be
as relates to articles of food which
have been held in the cold storage
or any where else, as to that mat
The trend of the times is to com
pel a square deal in everything.
The correct theory is that the pur
chaser should have exactly what he
Addresses at National Corn Ex
Columbia, S. C., Nov. 29, (Spe
cial)-Walter H. Page of New
York, editor of The World's Work,
and David F. Houston of St.
Louis, Chancellor of Washington
University, have accepted invita
tions to deliver addresses on Na
tional Education Day at thc Fifth
National Corn Exposition here next
January. Both men are well known
in this section. Dr. Houston is one
of the most prominent edacators of
the south. Both he and Mr. Page
have devoted much time to the study
of problems pertaining to the bet
terment of rural life.
National Education Day has been
fixed for Friday, January 31, the
exposition opening on the 21. Other
prominent educators who have ac
cepted invitations to speak on this
day are Mr. J. D. Eggleston, State
Superintendent of Education of
Virginia, and M?SB Mabel Carney,
of Normal University, Normal, 111.,
Secretary of the Illinois Country
Life Federation. The addresses of
this day will be directed to real
problems in school improvement
md in the improvement and devel
opment of rural schools especially.
A series of exhibits, demonstrating
the methods, value and need of ru
ral school improvement, is being
prepared for the Exposition by
President 1) B Johnson and a spe
cial committee ol the Winthrop
faculty. Treating a different phase
of the same subject will be country
community exhibit, to be put on by
Miss Mabel Carney in co-operation
with the rural life department of
the Presbyterian board of home
nissions, of New York. This exhib
it will deal with rural school and
jhurch problems, and their rela
tions to the rural community. Dr.
3. C. Mitchell, president of the
University of South Carolina, is
n charge of program arrangements
for National Education Day.
Kid gloves Sl.00 up, wool gloves
?5 cents up, automobile gloves $1.00
ap and railroad gloves $1,00. F. G.
Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
?PLUM BRANCH LETTER
Young Men Form Civic League
and Glee C* Many .De
lightful Social Gather
Thanksgiving day was 'a very
busy and enjoyable one in Plum
Branch. The snow came as a ver j
pleasant surprise, especially to those
who liked hunting. A great many
of the men went hunting and most
of them caught some game.
The young men of the town, hav
ing faith in the people of Plum
Branch and a large view of the fa
lure of our town and the surround
ing county, have recently organised
a combined Civic League and Glee
Club, known as the Order of Hawks,
for the purpose of advertising this
one of the garden spots to those
who are so unfortunate as to live in
some other place. The members are
striving to make this country better
known to outsiders and to do all
they can to make it an even better
place in which to live.
Several days before Thanksgiving
some of the young ladies were sur
prised to receive the followingln*
vitation: The Order of Hawks re
quest the plaasure of your presence
at their revels, to be held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. VV. Miller
on the evening of Thanksgiving,
November 28. Hawks il y from dusk
till midnight. Compliments (mem
ber O. H.) About seven o'clock on
Thanksgiving evening the Hawks
with the ladies invited began to ar
rive. They found musicians already
there and of course lost no time in
arranging a set for a dance. They
amused themselves in thia way un
til nine o'clock when they were
called in the dining room for the
supper which Mrs. Miller kindly
prepared for them. They ate of the
good things found there with a true
Hawk's vociferous appetite. Nuff
sed. After sapper they again danced,
enjoying it so much that they were
supposed to quit flying at midnight,
and it was after one o'clock before
they left with many thanks to Mr.
and Mrs. Miller for a very pleasant
evening, they started home.
Those present were: Misses Leona
Lowman, Ellen Crouch, Myrtle
Fowler, Bessie Barwick, Dorothy
Miller, Kate Stillwell, Ida Sanders,
Juanita Miller, Janie Miner, Grace
Wells, Nellie Bodie, Leona Bodie,
Julia Tims, Bessie Shirley and
Mrs. G. C. Sanders.
Messrs. Jasper Wells, J. J. Col
lier, Milledge Sturkey,Ed Reynolds,
Geo. Walker, Tom Miner, J. K.
Faulkner, Thomas McAllister, J II
Harlev, Bob Wideman, Ralph Stuc
key, F A Miller, J B Blackwell, C
H Fowler, G C Sanders and J P
Sanders. Miss Grace Wells presided
over the punch bowl.
Friday evening the young people
were again given a treat. Mr. and
Mrs. Luther Bracknell entertained
the young people at a dance. Need
less to say all the young people who
dance were there, also needless to
say all spent a most enjoyable even
Saturday evening they were again
entertained at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Bodie. These three most
enjoyable occasions keep the memo
ry of this Thanksgiving fresh in the
minds of the Plum Branch folks
for quite a while.
Plum Branch has been honored
during this time with several young
people visiting their friends and
relatives. Miss Myrtle Fowler of
Due West Woman's College, visit
ed her brother Prof. C H Fowler,
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Milier.
Misses Bessie Shirley of Andcrsou
and Kate Stillwell of McCormick,
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.
L. Blackwell. Miss Alberta Farm
ers ot' Anderson visiting Miss Es
ther Lassiter, Miss Julia Tims. Au
gusta Ga., and Miss Henry Lee
Parkman, Saluda, visiting Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Wells.
Mr. Glenn Lassiter spent the
Thanksgiving holiday with his pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Lassiter.
Mrs. Stiles-Plow do you like
my new gown?
Mr. Stiles-Reminds me of a
Mrs. Stiles-Crowded theater!
Mr. Stiles-There seems to be
standing room only.-Judge,