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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1,1913
Death of William Satcher
Stewart Lewis Accidently
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 their car, for a visit last
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
W. B. Allen, of Atlanta, made a
special visit here to friends on the
At a recent meeting of the Mason
ic lodge, the following officers were
elected for the vear: 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, stewart;.!. 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
A very bright and happy Christ
mas entertainment was given by the
members of the Sunbeam band on
last Sunday eveniDg at the Baptist
church, Mrs. W. J. Hatcher is
their leader, and every feature was ,
enjoyable. "A plea for Jesus" by
mhe older members in costume, rep^
.resenting the heathen nations was
?well given and the "Christmas
fplay" in which Santa Claus was
I present, was especially pleasing to
1 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 wtsrfl original, and he is quite
a musical prodigj'.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Land rum,
and little Weinona, of Florence, are
guests of Mrs. A. P. Lewis.
Mrs. Rambo and children are
spending awhile at the home of the
former's father, J. R. Uart.
On the evening of the 20th, 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
aaid gentle mannered boy, and will
be missed from the loving home
circle. The funeral was conducted
at Harmony church on Friday after
noon, the following acting as pall
bearers: Earl Crouch, Joe Cox,
Wallace1 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 two o'clock that Stewart, the j
13 year-old son of Mr. J. C. Lewis
hid 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 was a winsome and lovable
boy, always with a happy heart,
aad his face was seldom seen with j
out a smile. In the school room he]
was a good pupil and always had
the commendation of his teachers.
The funeral services were conduct
ed on Thursday afternoon at the
home, by the former pastor, Ur. W.
S. Dorset with Rev. E. IL Beckham
and Rev. Hamlin Etheredge assist
In. The service was a touch
is and comforting to the sor
? hearts. The pall bearers
ight of the boj' scouts, Stew
ing been one of the hand,
e remaining ones followed in
. just behind the casket. A
:nl design of flowers was sent j
he 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. Dessie 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 il. 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
The high school opened on the
31st and school duties were assum
On Sunday January 5, Rev. Wa
ters will preach at the Baptist
The week of prayer will be ob
served the second week in January
by the members of the mission so
The union meeting of this divis
! ion convened here al the Baptist
?church on Saturday and Sunday,
j The sermon on Sunday morning
was preached by Rev. Posey.
Report of Union Meeting at
Red Oak Grove.
I Notwithstanding the frivolities
of the season incident to a false no
tion as to Christmas observance the
union meeting of the 3rd division
of the Edgefield association met
at the Red Oak Grove church, and
had a good meeting Saturday and
Sunday. Dr. D. A. J. Bell the mod
erator who has recently moved to
McCormick was with us and pre
sided, though he announced that at
the next meeting which will be in
March with the Clark's Hill
church, at which time election
of ollicers would t:?.ke place, that he
could not serve longer as moderator,
as he now lives in the Abbeville as
sociation. Thc queries were all in
terestingly discussed on Saturday.
Brethren II. H. Bunch. S. T. Ad
ams, Rev. P. ll. Hussey, Rev.
W. Bussey and Rev. T. E. Scago
taking active part. Bro. Leggett
was also with us ami contributed
his part to the interest of the occa
sion. Ile 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.W. Bussey
preached a most excellent sermon
to a large congregation. He was on
his native hearth and his people are
proud of him and justly so. After a
sumptuous dinner Rev. T. E. Seago,
preache i a most helpful and prac
tical sermon. All were delighted to
hear him again. The collection was
given to aid young ministers at
Furman, seven dollars and some
cents. It was a good union in the
opinion of all. We look forward
with happy anticipation to the next
at Clark's Hill in March.
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 10' per cent acid.
.200 pounds muriate of potash.
SOU pounds cotton seed meal.
That would analyze !? per cent
' phosphoric acid, 5.5 of potash and
?of ammonia. Il* you used 14 perl
j cent acid it would give yous per
?cent instead of '.?.
You cannot get a very high grade
by mixing kainit and cotton seed
meal. This is about the best you
can du 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.-Spartanburg 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
rn?, n and to live nearer God than we
have in the past year. And just a
word to our young boys 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 s mg 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.
Bundi 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
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 girls left from
whom to select your companion.
Reliable Music House.
Nr. Amii A. JTolhiun ol" ?h? ri fin
of Holland Bros. of Greenwood has
been ip Ed gefiel d 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 repr?
sent?t ive of the ti rm to you, i. e., i;
you desire to have some one ex
plain the merita of their instru
ments and their liberal plans of
Interesting Figures From the
National Agricultural Oe- j
Thc last report of Secretary Wi!-?
son, as head of thu Department of I
Agriculture, which covers the!
achievements of sixteen years, thu !
time "Tama .Jim" has served asl
chief of this great branch of the
government service, is crowded
with interesting facts and shows
what a marvelous growth the coun
try has had since Air. Wilson came
to the chiefship of the department.
The dairy cow is one of the princi
pal producers of wealth on the farm
and the value of i.er products in
1912 is estimated at about ?830,
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
1013, 1,700,000,000 dozen eggs and
if au egg is only worth a ceut 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 (squab)
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 $1,930,000,000.
Most productive of ill agricultur
al years in this country has been
1912, declares the report. The
earth has produced its greatest an
nual dividend. The sun and the
rain and the fertility ot' the soil
paid no heed to human controver
sies, but kept on working in co-op
eration with the farmers' efforts to
utilize them. Thc reward is a high
general level of production. The
mau behind tho plow has filled the
Nation's larder, crammed the store
houses, and will send liberal sup
plies to foreign countries. :
What "Per Cent" Means and
Hov?$ko Use it in Buying
There ia 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. ?Acid phosphate of 16 per
cent, means simply that 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
bear to a ton, or2,000 pounds. For
instance, if*you 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. Then 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 each 100 pound?. Then, know
ing tjhe percentage of the various
plant foods in the materials you use
for making a fertilizer, it should
be easy to come at the percentages
in the ton.
Cottonseed meal will have about
seven pounds of ammonia in the
100 and about 1.0 pounds oftpotash,
and about 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.
Dried blood will average 10?
poum : of nitrogen ( 12. < 5 pounds
of;Weonia) and 1.91 pounds of
Fish-scrap has 8.^ pounds of am
monta 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
ihe 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
the materials in a mixture when cot
tonseed meal or rlsli-scrap is used,
yon must take into account the
phosphoric acid and ?iota-h as well
as the ammonia in c rd er to he ex
act, tho these are used mainly as al
source for ammonia. Ammonia is
a hydride of nitrogen, and is only
somewhat less than <s~) per cent
nitrogen. That is in each lou
pounds of ammonia there will be
about eighty-five pounds of actual
nitrogen. The fertilizer men put
it .is ammonia on the sacks because
the ligures look larger. Now with
these various materials 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,
in a 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 ffor 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 1
Confederate Home school, Misses
Mary Strotherand Elise Lake; from
thc Citadel, Francis Sheppard and
William Ouzts; from Davidson,
William Adams, Edward Lynch 1
and Arthur Tompkins; from the
Convent in Aiken, Glover Tomp- 1
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 Justino Canteloti; from
Wofford, Benjamin Greneker; from
Georgetown Visitation Convent,
Misses Margie Tompkins and Al
leen Smith; from Clemson, Ham
mond Carmichael and Julian Stroth
er; from tho Greenville Female
College, Misses Gladys Rives, Snow
Jeffries, Helen Tillman, Natalie
Padgett, Ethel Lanham, Rosalie
Parker and May Tompkins.
Baraca Boys Spend Exceeding
ly Pleasant Evening.
Tlie 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 fourscore guests ar
rived, Dr. Jeffries announced the
first number on the program, a
Of the many guessing contests
that have been conducted in Ed<re
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 representing Cologne,
a red baton represenU't?g' f?aton"
Rouge, .i bicycle rider, representing 1
Win cling,was oinnecT'Oh each guest. ?1
Each young man u-as assigned a
young lady as a partner and was
given a slip of | iper upon which
to write tile .runes of places that
were suggested by the sundry arti
cles. After about half an hour spent
in supplying the names, some wf
which were of necessity common
place and easy while others were ! 1
rather classic and difficult, the pa-\y
pera were collected and turned over
to a committee composed of .Mrs. j
J. L Minis arni Dr. M. 1 >. Jeffries h
to determine wh it couple hail sup
plied t he greatest number of correct ;
answers. The suspense which usual- j 1
ly exists while judges are delibera1.- |
ing ami .uriving at a decision was '!
broken on this oecasiou hy having M
ambrosia ami cake bountifully 11
With the exception of the time L
which some of the couples spent in
cozy corners engaged in a tete-a
tete, the ambrosial feast was proba
bly the most delightful feature of
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? Iluyler's
choicest sweets. There was a tie for
the second place between Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Holland, and Mrs. A. E.
Padgett and Roland Snuggs. a
Soon after the climax was reach-jr
cd the guests began to quietly steal I ?.
away, all with one accord pro
nouncing this, the Hrst sociai meet
ing of the Baraca boys, a great suc
Miss Charlotte Parks, the only
[laughter of Mr. and Mrs. lt. II.
Parks, was married Thursday, De
cember 20, at noon to .Mr. J. A. |c
Smith. The ceremony toole place U
at the home of tin? bride, lhere lie ,.
ing only the members of tin1 i m me- v
il ?ate families present. Dr. .M. D.
Jeffries performed the ceromony.
Several days before her marriage,
Mrs. W. il. Dorn gave a miscella
neous shower in honor of Miss Parks.
On this occasion this very popular
young lady was the recipient ot
many beautiful and useful article;.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith will make their
homo at Trenton, where Mr. Smith
is successfully engaged in farming.
The Advertiser wishes them a long
tt.id happy married life.
PLUM MANCH WS.
oood Quiet Ghristrnas, Timely
Reelections, Colored Peo
ple Feel "Hard Tames."
A happy new year to you andi
?.our readers. The old year 1912
viii pass into history with ber reo
>rd both of good and bad and I
"ear especially for our grand old
Hate. When we come to run up thc
iccount it will not be what Te
vould have it be. For the sake ot
?onesty of purpose let us run up
)ur own individual accounts first
md see how we stand,then take our
?eighbor's and then if we find that
?ve have not treated our fellow man
is we ?hould, teil him and beg his
pardon and let us start ont in the
lew year with our accounts settled
md with a promise and a vow that
ve will do our best in thia 1913.
I must say brother Mims that we
lave had a very nice quiet Christi
nas, very few drunk. All that X
iaw were brought here on the train.
We had no disorders, no fights, no?
?ven a quarrel, or if there was your
lumble scribe failed to see or hear
Our town has assumed her nsual
3usiness move and get-up-and-gefc
,here. Money is a little scarce but
-vith all that our people appear to
sc hopeful i. e. the white people.
The darkies are in bad shape and
nany of them are being closed out?
md many of them will 'nave to be
nn anew. I think the farmers gen
erally or the land .owners arc trying
.0 carry the darkies through where
,he darkey is trying to do anything
or himself. One thing the trouble
with the negro is that, he will buy
everything that comes in siuht, es
pecially when he thinks h\> has a
prospect of a good crop. He does
lot think of the drodght that is
1 -..1..nii^aljTLOjeJ^?yJWB but
I comes all the samejQPrt is it did
his last year. Sometimes T imagine
hal it is best that we have some
hing to remind us that uv "re
caching out for the mighty dollar
ind are not earning anything else
mt for the dollar. Oar better na
uru has been lost sight of md some
lay we lind ourselves groping in
he dark and in our despair we cry
?ut as the poet would have it, "Oh
chere is my soul to-night and it may
?c too late.
Let ns hop'1 for the bestand turn
iver a new leaf. Well, brother
dims not only thc Methodists but
he Baptists and all the town a?'e
nippy over the return of brother
Covington. <mr preacher tn the
nea uti mc we are pained to know,
brother Freeman, thu Baptist
mili.-1er has preached ins last ser
nu?i on the fourth Sunday, and
nil go to some other field to labor.
?Ve will miss him and his faithful
ervices. Ile has labored faithfully
.nd endeared himself not. only to
lis own Hock, the Baptist, but to the
Methodist especially with the young
leopleof tile B. Y. P.U. Our loss is
onie one's gain.We can say this for
brother Freeman, that any church
hat is in need of a faithful and
horoughly consecrated preacher
viii do well to call Bro. Freeman.
To have him and his family in a
ommunity is a real treat and bles
ing to the church and community
hat he may move into. The proS
lects of improvements in our town
re flattering. Quite a number of
esidence lots have been sold also
onie business lots. That means we
*ili continue to build and spread
?ut. Property outside of the town
s hoing sold at good prices. The
ip country folks have taken a liking
o Plum Branch lauds. AM the boys
trill have it, let her rule. More bye
While playing at a fashionable;
ottntry club near ,-ie national capi
al a certain Federal official had the
iiisfortune to play au especially
igorous stroke al the precise ;no
nent when a dilapidated looking
arkey crossed tho edge ol' the
ourse. The result was that thc ball
truck the neuro and rendered him
nsensible tor a time. When he re
fined consciousness a five dollar
?ill was pressed into his* hand by
"Thank yo,' bosn,'1 said the in
ured man after ?*? examination o?
he bill. When is yo' gwine to be
dayin' heah again sub?"-Harper'*