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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1,1913
JOHNSTON LETTER.
Death of William Satcher
Stewart Lewis Accidently
Killed-Entertainment
by Sunbeams.
Prof. Addison Lynch, of Bir
mingham, Ala., David Ouzts, of
Rock Hill and Willie Ouzts of
Wofford, spent the holidays here at
the Ouzts home.
Miss Bessie Scruggs, of Atlanta,
is the guest of Miss Sara Waters.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn
of Greenwood, came . across the
country in th?ir car, for a visit last
week.
J. M. Black, of Richmond, Va.,
spent the holidays with his brother,
O. D. Black. '
Clarence Mobley, of Chattanoo
ga, Tenn., was here for a few days
recently with relatives.
Miss Crumpler, of Fairfax, has
been visiting 'Miss Mary Spann
Harrison.
W. B. Allen, of Atlanta, made a
special visit here to friends on the
95th.
At a recent meeting of the Mason
ic lodge, the following officers were
elected for the year: John Wright,
W. M.; J. A. Dobey, S. W.; A.
Bland, J. W.; W. M. Wright,
S. D.; E. B. Edwards, J. D.; T. C.
Edwards, ste wart; J. Howard Payne,
steward; H. S. Toney, Tyler; J. D.
Bartley, Secretary; J. Jacobs, treas
urer. The members decided to have
a banquet about the second week in
January. Concluding all business,
an oyster supper was enjoyed by
all present.
A very bright and happy Christ
mas entertainment was given by the
members of the Sunbeam band on
last Sunday evening at the Baptist
church, Mrs. W. J. Hatcher is
their leader, and every feature was
enjoyable. "A plea for Jesus" by
i& o'-der'mtzznbeeti in cosSude, Wfp-*'^
renting the heathen nations was
rell given and the "Christmas
Tplay" in which Santa Claus was
present, was especially pleasing to
the children. The Christmas carols
were very sweet and Fred Parker, a
13 year old sunbeam, presided at the
pipe organ, and it was wonderful
to hear him play. Two of the selec
tions w*-.re original, and he is quite
a musical prodigy.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Landrum,
and little Weinona, of Florence, arc
guests of Mrs. A. P. Lewis.
Mrs. Rambo and children are
spending awhile at the home of the
former's father, J. R. Hart.
Ou the evening of the 26th, Wil
lie Satcher, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. W. Satcher died at their home
here For several years he had been
afflicted, and during the past year
his health failed rapidly, and while
the end was not unexpected, it
came as a shock. Ile was a quiet
and gentle mannered boy, and will
be missed from the loving home
circle. The funeral was conducted
at Harmony church on Friday after
j noon, the following acting as pall
bearers: Earl Crouch, Joe Cox,
Wallace Turner, Franklin Perry,
Earl Smith and Goode Mobley.
Christmas day ended in sadness
and gloom for the entire town and
all festivities ceased. It was learned
'about tw*o o'clock that Stewart, the
13 year-old son of Mr. J. C. Lewis
had met his death, and the circum
stances are most deplorable. About
noon, Stewart and Watson Nicker
son went for a short hunt with a
rifle, in some woods on the out
skirts of town. Watson returned
. alone, and later told of how the
accident occurred. While they were
trying to extract a cartridge from
the rifle, it fell and exploded, the
contents piercing the heart of Stew
art, and he was killed instantly.
Stewart wae a winsome and lovable
boy, always with a happy heart,
and his face was seldom seen with
out a smile. In the school room he
was a good pupil and always had
tKe commendation of his teachers.
The funeral services were conduct
ed on Thursday afternoon at the
[/home, by the former pastor, Dr. W.
S. Dorset with Rev. E. EL Beckham
and Rev. Hamlin Etheredge assist
bim. The service was a touch
one and comforting to the sor
ig hearts. The pall bearers
iight of the boy scouts, Stew
ing been one of the band,
ie. remaining ones followed in
rv just behind the casket. A
piful design of flowers was sent
the band and also from the
school grade he belonged to. There
were many other beautiful flowers
sent by friends and relatives. Fol
lowing the service, the body was
carried to Mt. of Olives cemetery
where it was laid to rest beside the
grave of his mother.
Mrs. Lona Ivy, of Greenwood,
spent last week here with her aunt
Mrs. Georgia Turner.
The Christmas dance and several
festive occasions for the Yule tide
had been planned, but the week was
one of sadness and the affairs were
all put aside.
Mr. and Mrs. Desale Hogan, of
Congaree, visited relatives here dur
ing last week.
Some time during the night of
last Thursday, the rooms of the
pressing club were entered and
clothing taken, and on the same
night the store of H. W. Crouch
was entered and a quantity of mer
chandise was taken, the burglar en
tering by breaking the glass door at
the rear. It is supposed that the
same party was guilty of both the
robberies as some of the clothing
from the club was left in the store.
There seems to be no clue to the
affair.
The high school opened on the
31st and school duties were assum
ed.
On Sunday January 5, Rev. Wa
ters will preach at the Baptist
church.
The week of prayer will be ob
served the second week in January
hy the members of the mission so
ciety.
The union meeting of this divis
ion convened here al the Baptist
church on Saturday and Sunday.
The sermon on Sunday morning
was preached by Rev. Posey.
Report of Union Meeting at
Red Oak Grove. .
Notwithstanding the frivolities
>f the season_incid?nt to a false no-_.
ion as to~Christinas observance the
inion meeting of the 3rd division
)f the Edgefield association met
it the Red Oak Grove church, and
lad a good meeting Saturday and
Sunday. Dr. D. A. J. Bell the mod
?rator who has recently moved to
McCormick was with us and pre
sided, though he annouuced that at
ihe next meeting which will be in
March with the Clark's Hill
)hurch, at which time election
jf officers would take place, that he
3ould not serve longer as moderator,
is he now lives in the Abbeville as
sociation. The queries were all in
terestingly discussed on Saturday.
Brethren H. IC. Bunch, S. T. Ad
ims, Rev. P. H. Bushey, Rev. G.
W. Bussey and Rf v. T. E. Scago
Laking active part. Bro. Leggett
was also with us and contributed
bis part to the interest of the occa
sion. He is also colporter for the
association and displayed his books,
selling many to the delegates and
visitors. Sunday morning after de
votional exercises Rev.P. XV. Bussey
preached a most excellent sermon
LO a large congregation. He waa or
bis native hearth and his people are
proud of him and justly so. After a
sumptuous dinner Rev. T. E. Seago,
preache 1 a most helpful and prac
tical sermon. All were delighted to
bear him again. The collection was
given to aid young ministers at
Funnan, seven dollars and some
cents. It was a good union in the
opinion of all. We look forward
with bappy anticipation to the next
at Clark's Hill in March.
A Delegate.
Cold Spring, S. C.
A Good Formula.
If you have the cotton seed meal,
as you ought to have, to get a high
grade fertilizer, mix the following:
1,000 pounds 16 per cent acid.
200 pounds muriate of potash.
800 pounds cotton seed meal.
That would analyze 9 per cent
phosphoric acid, 5.5 of potash and
of ammonia. If you used 14 per
cent acid it would give you S per
cent instead of 9.
You cannot get a xery high grade
by mixing kainit and cotton seed
meal. This is about the best you
can do with these ingredients:
700 pounds of acid 10 per cent.
500 pounds of kainit.
800 pounds of cotton seed meal.
The analysis would be 6.6- 3.5
3. That would be good for cotton
or corn.-Spartanbarg Journal.
\
Trenton R. F. D.
A bright and prosperous new
year to The Advertiser and its
many readers. We missed/the Ad
vertiser's weekly visit in our home
last week and are anxiously await
ing the new year's jdition. As we
are entering upon a new year with
a bright outlook , for the future, let
us all try to be better men and wo
rnt n and to live nearer God than we
have in the past year. And just a
word to our young boya and girls.
Study harder than you ever did,
love your teacher more, attend!
church and Sunday school more
regularly, and last but not least of
all, love and respect your parents
and consider the hardships they un
dergo and the sacrifices they make
for your good.
The Christmas tree given by
Miss Mealing for her school at
Gardnerville on Christmas day was
quite a success. The children recit
ed beautiful Christmas pieces and
they showed that they had been
carefully trained by their efficient
teacher. The song service was very
pretty and impressive Santa arriv
ed in due time to deliver his many
presents to the children. We were
all glad to see Santa and hope he
won't forget to see us again. Many,
many thanks to Capt. Herbert L.
Buucb for so kindly assisting in
the song service. Come again Capt.
we are always glad to see you.
Mr. E. G. Miller of Colliers and
Miss Ruth were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. H. S. Gardner on Christmas
day.
We are glad to report Mr. J. M.
Gardner and family convalescing
from their recent attack of grip.
Well, boys, leap year has left
the girls for a while and now is
your chance to be up and doing.
There are a few gir^ls left from
whom to select your companion.
Reliable Music House.
'MT. Ju?ii A. 775??ana ot" ?fifc ?ftii
of Holland Bros. of Greenwood has
been in Edgefield several days look
ing after their business interests at
this end of the line. This popular
and thoroughly reliable music house
has put on a special sale of pianos
at very low prices. Anyone who
contemplates buying an instrument
should communicate with them at
once. A card will bring a repnj
sentative of the firm to you, i. e., ir
you desire to have some one ex
plain the merits of their instru
ments aud their liberal plans of
selling.
Interesting Figures From the
National Agricultural De
partment.
The last report of Secretary Wil
son, as head of the Department of
Agriculture, which covers the
achievements of sixteen years, the
time "Tania Jim" has served as
chief of this great branch of the
government service, is crcwded
with interesting facts and shows
what a marvelous growth the coun
try has had sinc? Air. Wilson came
to the chiefship of the department.
The dairy cow ta one of the princi
pal producers of wealth on the farm
and the value oF her products in
1912 is estimated at about S830,
000,000, an amount which exceeds
the value of the cotton lint and is
nearly equal to the combined value
of lint and seed
The lowly hen is another of the
wonderful producers, it being esti
mated that she laid during the year
1912, 1,700,000,000 dozen eggs and
if an egg is only worth a cent and
three quarters it gives the tidy sum
of $350,000,000, and if this is add
ed to the value of tue fowls raised,
the products of the poultry indus
try on farms amounts to about
$570,000,000. This nearly equals
the value of the wheat crop.
The animals sold from the farm
and the animals slaughtered on it
together number about 111,000,000,
and the farm value of these animals
is estimated at ?1,930,000,000.
Most productive of ill agricultur
al years in this country has been
1912, declares the report. The
earth has produced its greatest an
nual dividend. The sun and the
rain and the fertility of ihe soil
paid no heed to human controver
sies, but kept on working in co-op
eration with the farmers' efforts to
utilize them. The reward is a high
general level of production. The
mau behind the plow has filled the
Nation's larder, crammed the store
houses, and will send liberal sup
plies to foreign countries. ?V
What "Per Cent" Means and
How&o Use it in Buying
. *r Fertilizers.
There is nothing that seems to
bother the average farmer more
than the percentage of plant food
in various combinations of materi
als. Per cent is simply an abbrevi
ation for per centum or per hun
dred. fAcid phosphate of 16 per
cent, means simply tnat the article
has sixteen pounds of phosphoric
acid in each 100 pounds, the rest
being made up of plaster and vari
ous earthy matters found in the
rock from which the phosphate is
made. Now, knowing the amount
of each elementary material in 100
pounds, it should be easy to come
at the percentage that each would
j b?ar.to a ton, or2,OOO pounds. For
instance, iflfyou want 8 per cent of
phosphoric acid in a ton of mixed
goods> and have the 16 per cent ar
ticle to make it with, 8 per, cent
means, as I have said, eight pounds
in each 100 pounds. Thea 8 per
cent of twenty hundred pounds, or
a ton, would be 160 pounds. Now,
how much of the 16 per cent acid
phospate must we use to get this
160 pounds? Evidently 1,000
pounds, since there is sixteen pounds
in ea$h. 100 pound?. Then, know
ing ljpe percentage of the various
plant foods in the materials you use
for making a fertilizer, it should
be easy rio come at the percentages
in the ton.
Cottonseed meal will have about
seven pounds of ammonia in the
100 and about 1.0 pounds o6*potash,
and ?bout three pounds of phospho
ric-acid in each 100 pounds. ,
Kainit has an average of twelve
pounds of potash in each 100 pounds
while: muriate and sulphate of pot
ash will have fifty pounds of potash
in each 100 pounds.
DriVd blood will average loi
pount ; of nitrogen (12.75 pounds
of?^ra?nja) and 1.91 pounds of
phosphoric" acid.
Fish-scrap has 8.S pounds of am
monia in each 100 pounds, and 8.25
pounds of phosphoric acid. Nitrate
of soda has 15.7 pounds of actual
nitrogen in a readily available
form, for all the ammonia in the or
ganic materials must be changed by
che soil bacteria to nitrates before
it is used, for plants seem to take
nitrogen only as a nitrate, the com
bination of the nitric acid with the
lime or potash in the soil. In using
thematerials in a mixture when cot
tonseed meal or fish-scrap is used,
you must take into account thc
phosphoric acid and potash as well
as the ammonia in order to be ex
act, tho these are used mainly as a
source for ammonia. Ammonia is
a hydride of nitrogen, and is only
'somewhat less than 85 per cent
?nitrogen. That is in each 100
pounds of ammonia there will be
about eighty-five pounds of actual
nitrogen. The fertilizer men put
it as ammonia n the sacks because
the figures look larger. Now with
these various material? used in mak
ing a fertilizer, it should be easy for
any one to find out how much of
each will be needed for a certain
per centage, or pounds per hundred,
ina ton.-Progressive Farmer.
College Girls and Boys.
A score or more of the very
flower of Edgefield's young woman
hood and young manhood.who came
home from college |for the holidays
have held high carnival, socially,
and are now ready to resume col
lege duties. Some have already re
turned and others will leave the
latter part of the week. The follow
ing were among those who came
and saw and conquered: From the
Confederate Home school, Misses
Mary Strother and Elise Lake; from
the Citadel, Francis Sheppard and
William Ouzts; from Davidson,
William Adams, Edward Lynch
and Arthur Tompkins; from the
Convent in Aiken, Glover Tomp
kins; from Winthrop, Misses Ma
mie Dunovant, Mary Hughes, Ella
Mays and Hortense Woodson; from
the College for Women, Misses
Elizabeth and June Rainsford and
Annie and Justine Cantelou; from
W off ord, Benjamin Greneker; from
Georgetown Visitation Convent,
Misses Margie Tompkins and Al
leen Smith; from Clemson, Ham
mond Carmichael and Julian Stroth
er; from the Greenville Female
College, Misses Gladys Rives, Snow
Jeffries, Helen Tillman, Natalie
Padgett, Ethel Lanham, Rosalie
Parker and May Tompkins.
i
?
Baraca Boys Spend Exceeding
ly Pleasant Evening.
The Baraca class, better known
possibly as the young men's . class
of the Baptist Sunday school, held
a very pleasant social meeting Mon
day evening. Dr. M. D. Jeffries,
who has faithfully taught the class
for the past year, gave his hearty
co-operation and assistance toward
making the occasion a success. The
class accepted an invitation from
Mrs. Mamie Tillman to hold the
social gathering at her home. An in
teresting program was arranged by
Mrs. Tillman who, with the assist
ance of several other ladies, also
provided delicious refreshments.
The parlor, library, hall and din
ing roora were tastefully decorated
with a profusion of evergreens,
there being a sufficiency of holly to
be suggestive of the Yuletide.
While the young people were gath
ering first one young lady and then
another would preside at the piano,
sending sweet strains of bright
Christmas music not only through
out the suite of rooms but out into
the darkness, welcoming as it were
the approaching guests. By the
time the nearly four score guests ar
rived, Dr. Jeffries announced the
first number on the program, a
geographical contedt.
Of the many guessing conteste
that have been conducted in Edge
field none have proven more inter
esting or exciting than the geo
graphical contests. They also in a
limited way have an educational
value in addition to affording whole
some social diversion. Mrs. Tillman
provided sixty-odd widely differing
objects or articles, each of which
typified or represented some state,
town, city, river or lake. One of
these articles, such as nutmeg, rep
resenting'Connecticut, a sprig of
grass representing Bermuda, a star
representing Texas, a miniature bot
tle of extract re^>rcst.-ntin.{r Colone,
a'red baton ' "representing" F>ato*n'
Rouge, a bicycle rider, representing
Wheeling,was ninned' ?'n each guest.
Each young man was assigned a
young lady as a partner and was
given a slip of paper upon which
to write the names of places that
were suggested by the sundry arti
cles. After about half an hour spent
in supplying the names, some ut
which were of necessity common
place and easy while others were
rather classic and 'difficult, the pa
pers were collected and turned over
to a committee composed of Mrs.
J. L Minis and Dr. M. D. Jeffries
to determine what couple had sup
plied thu greatest number of correct
answers. The suspense which usual
ly exists-*while judges are deliberat
ing and arriving at a decision was
broken on this occasion by having
ambrosia and caite bountifully
served.
With the exception of thc time
which some of the couples spent in
J cozy corners engaged in a tete-a
tete, tho ambrosial feast was proba
bly the mott delightful feature of
the evening.
Finally Dr. Jeffries relieved the
anxiety and suspense by announcing
that the greatest number of correct
answers were supplied by Mr. Fran
cis Sheppard and Miss Josie Shep
pard, to whom he presented a beau
tiful two-pound box o? Huyler's
choicest sweets. There was a tie for
the second place between Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Holland, and Mrs. A. E.
I Padgett and Roland Snuggs.
Soon after the climax was reach
ed the guests began to quietly steal
away, all with one accord pro
nouncing this, the first sociai meet
ing of the Baraca boys, a great sue- j
cess.
Parks-Smith.
Miss Charlotte Parks, the only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Parks, was married Thursday, De
cember 2?, at noon to Mr. J. A.
Smith. The ceremony took place
at the home of the bride, there be
ing only the members of the imme
diate families present. Dr. M. 1).
Jeffries performed the ceromony.
Several days before her marriage,
Mrs. W. ll. Dorn gave a miscella
neous shower in honor of Miss Parks,
On this occasion this very popular
young lady was the recipient ol
many beautiful and useful article-.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith will make thei;
home at Trenton, where Mr. Smith
is successfully engaged in farming.
The Advertiser wishes them a long
and happy married life.
/
PLUM BRANCH NEWS.
I Good Quiet Christmas, Timely
Reflections, Colored Peo
ple Feel "Hard Tames."
Farewell Sermon.
A happy new year to yon andi
your readers. The old year 1912
will pass into history with her rec
ord both of good and bad and I
fear especially for our grand old
I state. When we come to run up tho
account it will not be what we
would have it be. For the sake of
honesty of purpose let us run up
our own individual accounts first
and see how we stand,then take our
neighbor's and then if we find that
we have not treated our fellow man
as we ?hould, tell him and beg his
pardon and let us start ont in the
new year with our accounts settled
and with a promise and a vow that
we will do our best in this 1918.
I must say brother Mirc3 that we
have had a very nice quiet Christ
mas, very few drunk. All that :. X
saw were brought here ont the train.
We had no disorders, no fights, nq?
even a quarrel, or if there was your
humble scribe failed to see or hear
of any.
i Our town has assumed her usual
business move and get-up-and-get
there. Money is a littl? scarce but
with all that our people appear to
be hopeful i. e. the white people.
The darkies are in bad shape an?S
many of them are being closed out>
and many of them will have to be
gin anew. I think the farmers gen
erally or the land .owners arc trying
to carry the darkies through where
the darkey is trying to do anything
for himself. One thin? the trouble
with the negro is that he will buy
everything that comes in sight, es
pecially when he thinks Ire ha* a
prospect of a good crop. He does
not think of the drought that is
j;:*!; '?b-r^..^uc^alrap5t;^a_JjjB| .but/
?it cornes all the pameJ^HTt is it did
this last year. Sometimes I imagine
that it is best that we have some
thing to remind us that wo are
reaching out for the mighty dollar
and are not earning anything else
but for the dollar. Our better na
ture has been lost sight of and some
day we find ourselves groping in
the dark and in our despair we cry
out as the poet would have it, "Oh
where is my soul to-nigh: and it may
lie too late.
Let us hope for tho best and turn
over a new leaf. Well, brother
Minis not only the Methodists but
tho Baptists and all thc town a?*e
happy over the return of brother
Covington. Our preacher in the
meantime we are pained to know,
Brother Freeman, thc Baptist
m mister has preached his last ser
mon on the fourth Sunday, and
will go to some other field to labor.
We will miss him and his faithful
services. He has labored faithfully
and endeared himself not only to
his own Hock, the Baptist, bat to the
Methodist especially with the young
people of the B. Y. P.U. Our loss is
some one's gain.We can say this for
Brother Freeman, that any church
that is in need of a faithful and
thoroughly consecrated preacher
will do well to call Bro. Freeman.
To have him and his family in a
community is a real treat and bles
sing to the church and community
that he may move into. The pros
pects of improvements in our town
are flattering. Quite a number of
residence lots have been sold also?
some business lots. That means we
will continue to build and spread
out. Property outside of the town
is being sold at good prices. ' The
up country folks have taken a liking
to Plum Branch lands. AH the boys
will have it, let her rule. Blore bye
and bye.
Don Carlos;
While playing at a fashionable
country club near the national capi
tal a certain Federal official h?d the \
misfortune to play an especially
vigorous stroke at trie precise mo
ment when a dilapidated looking
darkey crossed the edge ol* the
course. The result was that tho ball
struck the negro and rendered him
insensible tor a time. When he re
gained consciousness a five dollar
bill was pressed into his -hand by
the golfer.
"Thank yo,' boss," said the in
jured man after an examination o?.
the bill. When is yo' gwine to ba
playin' heah again sub ?"--Harper'*
Magazine.

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