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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY,JAKUJEY 22.1913
Lee's Birthday Observed. Mrs.
Dobey Entertained New
Century Club. James
As the 19th, Gen. Robt. E. Lee's
birthday came on Sundiy, the Mary
Ann Buie chapter, D. of C., used
the 20th, to commemorate the day.,
the exercises relating to Gen. Stone
wall Jackson's birthday, as it is
at a near date. The exercises were
held in the auditorium of the high
school, and the historian, Mrs. O.
D. Black arranged a very interest
ing program. She used this occasion
as a suitable time to place in the
custody of the school,a reproduction
of the great seal of South Carolina,
which had been neatly framed and
hung upon the walls by the D. of
C. At 10:30 o'clock the classes as
sembled in the auditorium with the
audience, and the exercises were
opened with prayer by Rev. P. E.
Monroe. Mrs. W. L. Coleman gave
the history of the seal of South
Carolina, and Mrs. James White,
as president gave it to the school.In
behalf of the school, Prof. Scott,
received the seal with happy and
well chosen w jrds.
Mrs. F. Bf. Boyd gave a beauti
ful reading on the life of Gen.
Robert E. Lee, and Miss Clara
Sawyer read a selectiou with the
subject, "Stonewall Jackson."
"Hoo-ray for the sunny south,"
a bright and Inspiring song, closed
Mrs. Ida Boatwright, and Mr.
Benjamin Boatwright, of Ridge
were visitors at the home of Mr.
Burrell Boatwright, during the
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lott, with
their two beautiful little girls Eliza
beth and Erl i . Allen, spent Sunday
here w?dfefrie" J
L. D. Rushton and W. S. Tar
rant of Bate?-burg, visited here the
first of the u eek.
Claude L. Denny, of Jackson
ville, Fla., is here for a visit to
Mrs. J. Lucas Walker returned
this week from a visit to her cousin,
Mrs. McCartba, at Jacksonville,
Fla., and to other points in the
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bailey enter
tained a few of their friends at tea
on Friday evening.
Mr. W. M. West, of Washing
ton, N. C., was here during the
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Harris, of
Chicago, and their daughter, Mrs.
Clark, of Evansville, III., spent
Monday at the home of Mr. Elzie
Judge J. G. Mobley entertained
a number of hi?? gentlemen friends
with a dinner on Wednesday even
Mr. Thomas Stansell, of Green
ville, was here during the past
Miss Gladys Sawyer visited Miss
Edith Miller at Trenton last week.
The unimproved condition of
Mr. A. C. Mobley, is a source of
much sorrow to his many friends.
He is now confined to his hed, al
Visitors this week at the home
of Prof. W. F. Scott were Mr.
Thomas Webb, of Kentucky, and
Miss Helen Haltiwanger, of Green
Miss Cook who has been etaying
at the home of Mr. W. H. Clark,
has returned to her home in Colum
Mr. W. T. Willis, of Spartan
burg, visited his daughter, Miss
Lila Maud Willis during the past
Dr. and Mrs. Wallace Payne, ol
Greenwood were guests at the home
of Mr. J. W. Payne last week.
Miss Daisy Sawyer has gone to
Vidalia, Ga., where she has accept
ed a position with a business firm.
Miss Marion Mobley entertained
a few of her friends on Friday af
ternoon in a very pleasant manner.
Mrs. A. JJ. Matthews, of Augus
ta, has been the guest of relatives.
Mrs. lone Owdora, of Dillon, is
spending this month with her pa
reuts, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Quattle
Mrs. James Dobey was hostess
for the New Century Club on Tues
day afternoon, and during the Laif
our of routine business, arrange
ents were made for "Reciprocity
Day,'5 which they will celebrate on
February ll. The study for the I
afternoon was "King John III," and
Mrs. Fletcher Boyd was instructor.
Many points for discussion were
brought out, and several good pa
pers read. After books were laid
aside, a social half hour was happi
ly spent, there being several other
invited guests besides the 20 mem
bers. The hostess served refresh
ments in two courses, salads and
sweets. Just before the close, Mas
ter James Nixon Dobey was called
for, and the president presented him
with a s poon from the club.
Mr. and Mrs. Sumter Wright, of
Greenwood, spent the week end
here with their mother Mrs. Lucin
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Owdora,"
who have made their home here for
a year or more, have returned to
their former home at Meeting Street.
Resolutions Concerning the
Death of Mr. James M.
The following resolutions were
adopted by the First Quarterly
Conference of the Edgefaeld and
Trenton Methodist churches held
at Edgefield Methodist church Jan
uary 20, 1913.
Resolved, .by the first quarterly
conference of Edgetield station for
the year 1913.
1st. That we are sorrowful over
the passing away of our brother, J.
M. Cobb, on November 25, 1912.
2nd. That we extend our sympa
thy and assurance of our prayers
in their behalf to his loved ones,
especially to his dented wife.
3rd. That we feel that our church
has lost a good man, and a valuable
worker, and the needy a true friend.
4th. That we thank God foi
Brother Cobb's many years of good
service to God and the church, es
pecially for his twenty-two years of
efficient service as the superintend
ent of the Edgefield Methodist Sun
day school^'and his sweet'BeTvtcfe'of "
song and prayer in both Sunday
school and preaching servioes, and
for his financial aid to many insti
tutions of the church.
5th That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to Mrs. J. M. Cobb, a
copy spread on our minutes, and
copies be sent for publication to the
Christian Advocate, the Sout?ern
Christian Advocate, The Edgefield
Chronicle and The Edgefield Ad
J. R. Walker,
B. E. Nicholson,
W. M. Leppard.
Are You Keeping School Chil
dren Home on Excuses?
Longer school terras for country
children are one of the South's most
urgent needs, as the Progressive
Farmer insists, but there is some
thing that should ome first, and
that is more regular attendance. Of
what avail are more school dajs
when the children don't attend on
the days that there is schooling of
fered them ir
In the cities and larger towns the
authorities enforce attendance, but
if you will examine the registers of
a few country schools, you will be
appalled to find how small is the
average attendance, how trivial the
excuses which keep the pupils at
Even if the children are eager to
go, the parents keep them out on
any Jiblie pretext. Munday, Mard
is neede ? to help with the washing,
and Johnny is too little to go alone.
Tuesday, it is too cold; Wednesday,
it looks like rain and Thursday is
too late in the week to start. The
next week is hog-killing. I never
yet understood why hog-killing
should keep children from school,
but it does. If the children are
promoted, they are kept home be
cause sending them means buying a
new reading book, and if they
aren't promoted, the "teaeher.is no
good," so at home they stay.
A clergyman, called suddenly
away and unable to officiate at the
Christmas services in his own
church, intrusted his new curate
with the duty. On his return home
he asked his wife what she thought
of tlie curate's sermon.
"Thc poorest 1 ever heard," she
declared, "nothing iu it at all."
Later in the day the clergyman,
meeting his curate, asked him how
he had got along.
"Finely, sir, finely," replied the
curate. *T didn't have time to
prepare anything myself, so I
preached one of your sermons."
News From Plum Branch.
Dear Advertiser: With this al
most spring weather here in the
middle of January I am constrained
to write a few lines for your read
ers tu criticise if they see proper to
do so. I will not get offended or
angry. Yes, we are having ideal
weather which is giving the farmer
a good chance to make a good start
for this year, and many farmers
that can control the labor are tak
ing advantage of the situation, and
yet with all this pretty weather,
lhere are a lot of negroes loafing
aroun I. They are what we term the
5 or 6 months hands or wages hands,
some of them have a few dollars
that the employer bas on the farm
a kind of a convenience. He has
made a contract to begin work the
first of March and the employer
gives him a dollar occasionally to
hold him on his place. Let rae say
just here the farmer that follows
that practice will see bis farra grad
ually go down. There is work on
the farm from January until Christ
mas, making compost, cleaning up
brier patches and keeping up the
terraces and many things that could
Well, brother Mims we are mov
ing along nicely. Judging from the
number of lots that have been sold ,
since the first of December up to
this time there will be considerable
building done this summer. Among
the buildings will be some brick
business houses, judging from plans
that are being arranged. There is
room here and a good ooening for
one or more good business firms,
with money and grit with some
enterprise. The new ferry across
the river into Georgia has opened
up a large territory in the old goo-,
ber state and a more thrifty and.
energetic class of farmers can't be
found anywhere. And we want here
some merchants that can hold the
trade. We.jjet^heir cotton and _p)ot-^
toll "seed, the main thing is hold
Our bank is established in the
new brick building and is doh.g a
good business. A new up-to-date
market and restaurant was started
up this last week.
The town council has passed an
ordinance that there shall not be
any more wood buildings erected
in the main business portion of the
town and a large majority of the
people think it a wise plan for the
reason that if a fire should start in
either of the four blocks with a
stiff wind blowing the whole busi
ness portion of the town would be
burned. In my last week's article
I stated that Mr. Kitchings had
been sick but was better. He has
relapsed and is quite sick at
this writing and his little boy is
quite sick at present.
Mr. James Adams, Dr. Adams'
father has been feeble but is up and
Mr. Geo. Adams was here last
week to see his brother and as usual
full of his mischief as a io year old
boy. Well he is a real good fellow
all the same.
The young people have gone back
to college to resume their studies.
Master Hawthorn Hanks to Atlan
ta to study pharmacy, Mil ledge and
Ralph Sturkey to Draughon's busi
ness college in Columbia and Miss
Lucile ?Sturkey to Lander college
and the old people are left to take
care of the home.
We had a good sermon from
Brother Covington yesterday at the
Methodist church which was much
appreciated by a large congregation.
The members of the Baptist church
?.ailed their preacher for this year.
You see we will have as vve did last
year preaching every Sunday in one
oi the other of the churches.
We have a good Sunday school
in both churches and all the auxilia
ries to both churches are doing
nicely. The outlook for our people
spiritually is good.
The patrons of the high school
met or at least some of them did
and decided to employ one more as
sistant teacher. We will have three,
assistants and the principal.
"Twenty minutes for refresh
ments," bawled the conductor as he
passed down the aisle, says the Wo
man's Home Companion.
A little girl with raspberry jam
on her chin plucked him by the
"You needn't stop che train on
our account, she said timidly. We
are going lo eat ours right here iii
..^The new steamship "Lenape'
dayibn its maiden voyage for Cha
50 feet in beam and 30 feet deep
Th?^Lenape*' is strictly modern a
Wh? You Should Not Worry.
The following very wise advice
is taken from the February Ameri
ttTbe. worries of to day are the
jokes.of to-morrow. Look over your
past'Iife. What are the i nenien ts
that you lind funny now? Every
one ot them was a worry at the
timejt/bappened. You laugh as you
look o?ck at past worries. Well,
wbJy not laugh at the worries of
to-da^-and to-morrow as well?
".Worry doesn't, get you any
thinp^or anywhere. There's no use
worrying about things that are
past- Whatever has happened is
right or it would not have happen
ed. Tlie whole great Universe is
run ir harmony. Don't be conceited
enousM to suppose that anything
you -havi-done U out of harmony
with j/;? Universe. If it was, the
?yij?jBy?i'ld would soon get out_of
wW?k^4-.- - - -
^^Tfifre's no use worrying, either,
about what's going to happen. No
body knows that. Remember, too,
thc worst never happen. And why
worry now? You either cari help or
can't help what you are worrying
about. If you can help it, go ahead
and do it and stop worrying. If you
can't help it, what good does wor
"But, yon say, I just can't help
worrying. How absurd! Of course
you can. Try this plan. Sit down
calmly and ask yourself what is
the very worst result that can come
from|your present trouble.Look it in
the face boldly. Square your shoul
ders and say to yourself. Well, if
that's all, I can face that. Lots of
worse things have happened to
millions ot other people and they
have survived. I guess I can.
. ".Most worries are over mere
trifles. Probably George Washing
ton's wife used to wurry when he
got home late for il inner, but what
difference does it make to either of
"Get a worry book. Pindown in
it to-day everything that worries
you. Look at it a week from t.i-day.
How many of the things you are
worrying about will happen? The
longer you keep a worry book the
shorter will grow the entries."
A Bill to Safeguard Primary
Senator B. E. Nicholson has in
troduced a bill which will safe
guard the primary system t-> a very
great extent. The important sec
tions of the bill are as follows:
"Section -J82 b-In nach year 30
days before the Hist primary elec
tion of any political- party, organi
zation or association it shall h.? thu
duty of the members and officers
having charge of the enrollment ol'
the voters at each nf the clubs or
precincts to make out a copy ol' the
club roll of such officer authorized
to administer oaths be torn a notary
public or otuer officer authorised tc
administer oaths under die laws of
this state that the copy with the
clerk of court of the club roll and
shall tile such certified copy with
the clerk of court of the county in
which such precinct is located, and
the same shall be kept on record in
' Section c-No person shall
he allowed lo vote a? any primary
electiou whose name is not enrolled
on the dill? roll of the precinct
where he is entitled to vote under
the constitution and mies ol' such
political party, organization or as
sociation in accordance with the
provisions of this chapter at leasl
\ the late sr jition to the Clyde
Lrleston jacksonville. Th
Its ^acity is 400 passenge
nd luxurious in all of its appoint
iU days before the first primary
ilection of such party, organization
jr association in each year in which
m election shall be held.
"Section 282 2-That any person
ipplying for enrollment on the
nub roll of any club or precinct
)f any political party, organization
jr association who shall be refused
m roi huent shall have the right to
ippeal to any circuit judge in the i
circuit where such votei resides or
:o any justice of the supreme court
from the action of the officer of
mell club, provided that the notice
ind grounds of appeal be sei ved on
>ne of the officers of such club
tvithin five days after tho action of
?aid club in refusing to enroll such
?roter, and this appeal shall be heard
kvitlitii ten days from the date of
:he sei vice of such notice and the
/trae and place for the hearing of
?aid app ?al shall be fixed and des
ignated in such notice and such per
mch club shall have the right to
ippeal to the supreme court of
r?oiith Carolina from the decision
)f the judge or justice who hears
,he same; provided that in the event
,he action of the club or precinct
n refusing to enroll such person be
'evcrsed by the judge or justice
vho hears the appeal, then the
mme of such person shall be placed
>n th ? roll of .such club
ind he shall be entitled to vote ns
i member of such club, pending
inal decision of ihe supreme court.
"Section 28-2 e-All persons en
.oiled at any club or precinct under
:,he constitution and rules ot* such
party, organization or association
md the provisions of this chapter
diall be entitled to vote at all of
:,he primary elections ot'such party,
srganizilion or association upon
presenting himself at the precinct
jr club at which he is enrolled and
Laking the oath and complying
with the rules of such party, or
ganization or association.
"Section 282 f-This act is not
intended and shall not be construed
r.o prevent any political party, or
ganization or association from pre
scribing and requiring any addi
tional requirements and safeguards
for the conduct, of its primary elec
tion and shall not be deemed or con
strued to repeal or effect the pro
visions of sections 2S2, 284 and
285 of chapter 13 <?f volume 1 o.f
the code of laws of South Carolina,
"Section 2-This act shall take
?ffeci upon its approval."
Sowing Oats and Peas
A Tennessee reader asks: "Can I
<ow oats in my orchard this spring,
pasture them off with hogs, ami
then sow lo peas, without damage
Lo the orchard?" Sowing to oats
ind pasturing them off and then fol
lowing with peas will certainly not
injure the orchard. If the peas are
removed some depletion in potash
ind phosphoric acid will occur, but
m the whole, the results should be
beneficial rather than otherwise, es
pecially if the pea* are fertilized
with about 200 pounds of acid plibs
phate per acre, as they should be.
But the real question meant to be
isk"d is, probably, "Will the hogs
injure Hie orchard?*' If the trees
are small, the hogs might injur ?
them unless the trees are protected
and thc hogs have rings put in their
noses. If the trees are a good si/. .
inti the hogs are prevented from
rooting too much by putting ring
in their noses or by proper add.
Lional feed, no injury will result t
the orchard.-Progressive Farmer.
Line fleet, left New York yester
e new boat is 400 feet in length,
rs and 5,000 tons of freight,
The Sixth Annual Meeting of
the Negro Race Conference
is to Meet in Columbia
During the Corn
The Negro Race Conference, of
which Rev Richard Carroll is presi
dent, will meet this year, January
.2(j, and continue in session four
The meeting is to be held at this
time on account of the very low
rates on the rail-roads, bacause of
th" corn show.
Among the prominent persons
who will speak at the meeting this
year, are the Hon. D. R. Coker, of
Hartsville, who will speak on "How
to select good Seeds for Plant
ings"; Prof. J. D. Eggleston, Su
perintendent of education in the
state of Virginia, and Dr. Francis
Rowley of Boston, editor of
'Our Dumb 4j?&ii??p.?; ^Ther? are
twenty-six speakers, both '&?^c???~
colored on the programme.
A half day will be spent in dis
cussing, "Crime among the Color
ed People.". The labor problem
will also be discussed. The speak
ers mean to discourage the people
from moving into the cities, and
urge them to remain on the farms.
Ten Garden Pointers.
Breaking ground in winter makes
the ground more loose and mellow
than spring breaking. It also des
troys insect larvae.
Loosening the subsoil allows the
winter rains to soak in.
Planting in stright rows is better
than planting ?JJ raised beds.
Pinntinsr only such vegetables as
are liked by the family is better
than planting a great variety.
Manure saved in the cattle shed
in April and May is more free from,
weed and clover seed than that sav
ed at any other time of ye ir.
Tying tomatoes to stakes is bet
ter than letting them be on the
Raking the ground after each
rain conserves moisture. The rake
is the best tool to use in cultivation.
Sub-surface irrigation is better
than sprinkling or pouring water on
By keeping all the ground busy
all the time, about three times as
much truck can be raised.
No ordinary sized family can pos
sibly make use of all the truck and
berries that can be raised on half
acre of ground.-Progressive Far
What a Husband and Wife
Bought on Christmas Eve.
Mrs. Mc Fuddle started out shop
ping on Christmas eve. She had a
.sio note, and this is what she
One young tree, a rocking horse,
a drum, a horn, a train on a track,
a box of ci gar.?, a box of candy,
socks, stockings, handkerchiefs,
gloves, perfume, slippers, oranges,
apples, nuts, books, a kimona and
an express wagon tilled with pack
Mr. McFuddle started ont shop
ping on Christmas Eve. Ile had a
$10 note, and this is what he
One silver tizz, four dry Martinis,
nine whiskeys, one sherry, one
Bronx cocktail, one Sazerac, three
sloe gin rickey.--, four mugs of Tom
and derry, six assorted doses of
?ii?^n()?>:^ eleven beers and a mass of
free lunch. And they were all in one