Eldest ?Neurnpaper H ^mrth Carolina
VOL. 77. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5,1913
Mrs. Octavia Rushton will leav?
in a few days for Florida where sin
will spend a month or more.
Mesdames P. C. Stevens and J.
L. Derrick, spent a few days of last
week in Batesburg with Mr. and
Mrs. Ira Carson, and Master Ira.
Mrs. Will Hoyt has returned
from a visit to her parents at J. nes
Miss Ruth Payne and Mr. John
W. Payne, of Laurens, visited rela
tivee here this week.
Miss ?ngel! Andrews entertained
a few of her friend J on Friday af
ternoon in a delightfully pleasant
and informal manner. Each brought
a bit of fancy work, which they en
gaged in while chatting and enjoy
ing sweet music. Tempting refresh
ments were served.
Mrs. Ernest Satcher and children,
of Augusta, are spending awhile at
the home of Mr. W. W. Satcher.
Mrs. Carl Lowrey has returned
from Waynesboro, Ga., where ?he.
has been visiting in the home of her
father, Mr. Kearsey.
Miss Daisy Brockington spent
the week at Edgefield with Miss
Sallie May Nicholson.
Mr. O. W. Hamilton, of Staun
ton, Va., is me guest of his sister,
Mrs. VV. A!..-ii Mobley.
Mrs. Estelle Gough, of Atlanta,
is expected MI is week to spend two
weeks with Urs. P. C. S+evens. She
will be accompanied by her sister,
Mrs. Pickering, from Charlotte,
Dr. B. L. Allen went over to Au
gusta on Wednesday evening to at
tend the banquet given by the state
Mrs. Lucy MoLenna has gone to
Waldo, Fla., to spend the remain
der of the winter with her son, Mr.
Miss Wn.iyii Lott, who is taking
a course at Osborne's business col
lege, of Augusta, spent Saturday
?nd Sunday ncre at her home.
Miss Frances Strother was at
home to a party of friends on Wed
nesday afternoon, and it was a genu
ine pleasure to all to bc with her
again, as she has been absout for
Misses Sara Beaks and Lila Maud
Willis visited m Columbia thc last
of the week, and enjoyed one of the
Mrs. Varie Owdom and son
Iredel, of Columbia, are guests of
Miss DeLoach, of Emery, has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. V. E.
The members of the cemetery as
sociation are arranging au enter
tainment for the eveniug of St.
Mrs. David Howard and chil
dren visited at the home of the for
mer's mother, Mrs. Anna Strother,
The young men of the Baraca
class entertained their friends on
Friday evening, the occasion being
h*ld at the hospitable horne of Mr.
and Mrs. Jack A. Lott, the latter
assisting in making it such a suc
cess. Several amusing pastimes were
indulged in, and "Cross questions
and crooked answers" was very
laughable. Partners for refreshments
were gotten in a very novel manner,
and a sweet course was served. The
favors were the emblem of the Ba
raca's in blue and white with a
Mrs. W. Allen Mobley was hos
tess for the Mew Century Club on
Tuesday and the spring like after
noon brought forth a full attend
ance. During the busiuesB half hours
several important matters were dis
cussed and huai arr?ngements for
"Reciprocity Day" were made, the
club to hold the celebration at the
home of Mrs. J. H. White. Plans
for civic improvements were laid.
Concluding this thc interesting my
thological play, **A winter's ule,"
was taken up and Mrs. P. N. Lott
was a very instructive teacher and
brought out many good points.
During the social hour, several in
vited friends arrived, and a pleas
ant time was spent. The hostess
served a sweet course, which was
very attractively arranged.
Miss Maud Sawyer, who is in the
e.igrosiing department, Columbia,
?pent the week end herc.
Mr. Furin ail M o'?ley, now located
in Illinois, is herc for a visit.
The annex to the building of the
Carolina public service company, is ,
nearing completion, this being nc-1
cessitated by an increase in busi
Plans are being made for tb
erection of a ?15,000 church, b,
the members of the Methodist de
Your Minister's Wife.
Within the past few weeks fou
new ministers have come to Spar
tanbury to woik. Their duties are
varied but well defined, and they
ate paid an adequate salary with
which to buy the necessary comforts
for their families. How about the
wives of these ministers? They re
ceive no salaries, but has it not been
the custom heretofore to exact un
ceasing work from them? Are they
not expected to visit professionally,
not as a social being, but as the
preacher's wife? It is expected of
them, too, that they lead in the so
ciety work of the church, the many
missionary circles, the sewing socie
ties, the Dorcas clubs, or failing to
do all these things, she is in danger
of being called ''not spiritual mind
She must hunt up all the new
comers, all the strangers that might
come in to help build up the church,
and must be very attentive to all the
sick. She must be ready to enter
tain without notice, and with a coun
tenance beaming with hospitality,
all the straggling preachers that
pass through the town, all the min
isterial book agents, ali the return
ed missionaries-she must do all
these things and more, or some ol'
her church sisters will sigh and say
"Brother Blank is such a tine man
but he is so handicapped in his work
by that selfish wife." This same wo
man may have (she generally does)
from four to ten children. If they
are neglected, while she is about
this church business-what do they
not say about preacher's children?
Your preacher's wife is only a
woman-with the woman's average
strength, and the average duties of
home maker and mother. She is in
nine cases out of ten an earnest wo
man and a Christian, interested in,
her husband's work, and anxious to
help him-but you have no right to
exact this public service from her,
these professional duties, unless you
pay her a salary. You pay your city
missionary, your visiting nurse, your
pastor's assistant. Do not require
our preacher's wife to perform the
duties of all three of these officers,
unless you pay her enough to hire
some one to do her individual pri
vate work.-Spartanburg Journal.
Col. Bailey Given Choice to Six
Six sites have been offered and
submitted in writing to Secretary
Brooks Marshall for the Bailey Mil
itary Institute. They are as fol
lows: Mr. J. W. McCaslan, site
between Brannon and Plowden
streets, a part, of the Plowden
property; Mr. J. P. Abney, site
near his home; Mr. ll. it. Tolbert,
site near Needmoor; Mr. John R.
Blake, site at Blakedale; Mr. T. B.
Lee, site near Lee's dairy, and a site
on the T. A. Cobb property in Old
The cash consideration offered
with each location is known only to
the bidders and directors of the
company and will not be made pub
lic until Monday night at 8 o'clock,
when one of the six will be selected.
Col. Bailey and the members of his
faculty will come to Greenwood
Monday morning and make an in
spection of the several sites with
i view to expressing their choice at
ibis fiual meeting.-Greenwood
Watch Shoulders of Tender Ani
More sore shoulder? are made in
:he spring than any other time.
Oause: the shoulders are tender, the
xnimals sweat mort readily and it
s balder to keep the collars clean
md firm. First, see that the collar
fits, then it should bi kept clean,
(mooth and firm, (-heap collars
:hatar?*too narrow and stuffed so
badly that they become uneven or
lumpy are the cause of most of the
nora shoulders. On animals first
to work, toughen ih? shoulder* by
washing with cold water, rubbing
iliy ami applying; a lotion of om?
Dunce each of sulfate nf zinc and
acetate of le ul in a pint of water.
Shake tho bottle before using.
Processive Fanner. 1
Letter From Capt. J. W. Kemp,
Co. G., 7th, S. C. V., to
Mr. Jacob Wright.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
Kind Friend-I ara sending yon
a letter for publication, which was
published in the Edgetieid Adverti
ser (??) years ago from my Cap
tain J. W. Kemp to my father af
ter my brother was mortally wound
ed, and died in the hands of the en
emy at Sharpsburg, Md.
Oct. 1st, 1861.
Mr. Wright, Dear Sir: I would
have written you about your son,
J. H. Wright before this, but real
ly there were no way of getting
letters to the mails, and no conve
niences for writing. Even now I can
not find any paper or stamp in
Winchester which you will over
look in this case.
Your son was ?lightly wounded
in thigh at Maryland Heights, but
he was too brave to stop for a slight
wound, althrugh I told him it
might make him worse, and not to
attempt to follow the regiment.
He said he wanted to be with the
company whenever he was possibly
able, and went into the tight with
us at Sharpsburg, Md., where he
received a wound in a dreadful
charge we made on a battery, and
fell. We were ordered to fall back
and had to leave all the wounded
that couldn't make away, so he was
left with the enemy that day and
night, and the next day, which was
devoted to caring for the wounded,
and burying the dead. We exchang
ed wounded and dead with the ene
my and obtained Joe by night. I
didn't see him but our ambulance
corps, who care for the wounded,
told me he was wounded in the side,
or properly, groin and that they
didn't think his wound serious, tho'
That night our army crossed the
Potomac into Virginia, and had to
leave many of our wounded wi.o
fell into the hands of the enemy, eo
Joe,brave, gallant fellow was made
prisoner again. I have no doubt but
that he is well cared for by the ene
my and from what the ambulance
corps told me I don't think his
wound fatal at all. He is too brave a
boy to loose. We can't do without
him. He must get well. My dear sir,
you may be proud of such a son, and
I congrat?late you on the gallantry
of all your sons. They have proved
themselves men and soldiers worthy
ot our great cause.
It is unfortunate that they should
all get wounded, but I hope a kind
Providence will restore them again
to their country's service. Accept
J. W. Kern.,,
1st, Capt. Com'd. Co., 7th S. C.
How to Prune Trees.
One point that should always be
kept in mind when pruning any
kind of a fruit tree, shrub, or any
other plant is that the branch cut
. .ff should always be cut off smooth
ly with the trunk of the tree or the
branch from which it came. If
this isn't done the stub rots, and
thin rotting continues right on into
the trunk of the tree, aud the result
is a hollow tree in the near future.
It seems hard to get those people
who have been cutting off the
branches with an axe and at the
most convenient place te change
their methods and follow the above
mentioned method. Hut this abso
lutely necessary if you care any
iliing about the welfare of your
trees. And the wound should be
painted with any kind of paint if
the branch cut off is larger than
one-half inch in diameter. This
will help to keep ont tho rot fungus
until the wound can heal over.
Wanted a Share.
Proud and pompous, the doctor
was ??trolling down the street, when
?ie was spoken to by a poor wo
''Good morning, sir." remarked
"'Good morning, madam," replied
"I expect yon ar,; making a good
iliing oui nf attending tn that rich
Smith boy?" suggested tin; lady.
"Oh, yes, a.fairly good fee', re
plied thc doctor, somewhat angrily.
"Well," whispeied tho lady, "I
hope yon won't forirel that it was
my Willie who threw the brick
that hit him."
Is Nitrogen Needed After a
Crop of Peas Cut For Hay?
A Tennessee reader asks: "Wher*
I grew a good crop of cowpeas last
summer and removed them for hay,
will I need io apply any nitrogen
in the fertilizer! the coming season
for cotton, or did the crop of peas
store enough nitrogen in the soil?"
On good land, it is a question if
when the cowpeas are removed for
hay, much more nitrogen is left in
the roots and stubble than was tak
en from the soil in growing the
crop. For instance, if in a crop of
cowpeas making one and a half
tons of hay we estimat3 seventy-five
pounds of nitrogen in the hay and
fifteen pounds in the roots and
stubble, then if fifteen pounds of
the nitrogen used in the growth of
the crop was taken from the soil,
there is no gain to the soil when
the hay ia removed. In some cases,
however, there will be a larger por
tion of the nitrogen in the whole
plants left in the soil by the stubble
and roots, and unless the soil is
quite rich there will unusually be
some gain in nitrogen to the soil,
even where the crop is removed for
In poor soils, a much larger por
tion of the nitrogen used in the
growth of the crop will be taken
from the air, and consequently there
will be a relatively larger gain and
mere im ?rovement to the soil, but
in order to add largely to the nitro
gen in the soil, the crop must be
plowed under or fed and the manure
returned to the land.
We may, therefore, conclude that
if this soil needed nitrogen for cot
? ton before the growth of the pea
crop,some nitrogen, but a smaller
quantity, will be needed the coming
year. If, however, this land pro
duced a fair stalk of cotton before
j the growth of the pea crop, no ni?
I trofen may be needed in the fertili
zorn or cotton tue coming season. !
%rf?.cb. p. ouse, ?it will . be/better to ;
put no nitrogen under the crop' at
planting, but if the crop does not
show sufficient growth of stalk early
in the season a side-dressing of from
fifty to one hundred pounds of ni
trate of soda per acre may be made
about tho time the plants begin
None of Our Business, But
Little girl, with
Mag or Mabel
Min or My rt,
Down the street,
I must Bay your
From your skii t
?So tight about
Your slim limbs,
Steal in and out
(And not meauing
Like to canvas
Still I must say,
Mag or My rt,
I believe the
Well out of the
Duse where germs
Do their double
Twists and squirms,
Is the proper thing,
If it's not too
C it the thing
A trifie loose
So.your legs will
Ve of use,
Then each foot
Won't look as large
AK a loaded
Your tight hobble
Is a shame,
Hat we love you
Just the same.
- -Houston Post.
How to Remove Old Wall Paper
A good way to remove old wall
paper, says the Scientific American,
is to uso the following solution: A
thick nasty solution should be made
by adding flour and a few spoons of
sall into boiling waler. Aller this
is mad*' add a lew ounces of acetic
acid, which may be purchased at
any drug store. This paste should
be applied wilii a brush to ibu old
wall naper in quantities. After a
frw minutes the old paper can be
removed iii groat strips very cisily
and with very little dust or dirt.
What Prominent Men Say of
the Corn Exposition.
A great opportunity lies at th'
very door of our people. Anothet
corn exposition will not be held ii.
South Carolina for many, man;
years. The railroads are making
rates to Columbia very low. Di<
not fail to attend the exposition.
Read the following comments upon
the exposition by distinguished
men who have visited it.
"Thc Exposition is great, and ev
ery farmer in the South should in
spect the exhibits. "-James Wilson,
secretary of agriculture of the Uni
"The Exposition h an object les
son to the farmers of the United
States, lt emphasizes the progress
that has beeu made in the United
States along agricultural lines. The
Exposition also emphasizes the im
portance of agriculture."-James
Lamb of Virginia, chairman of the
agricultural committee of the
"This ha8"b2en a great trip, and
every member of the agricultural
committee has spent a pleasant and
instructive day. I am pleased with
the Exposition and think that every
farmer in the South should attend."
-Courtney Walker Hamlin, mem
ber of congress from Missouri.
"The Exposition is instructive
and shows the progress that has
been made in agriculture. The de
velopment of the South is shown by
the Exposition."-James C. Mc
Laughlin, member of congress from
"I was surprised by the Exposi:
lion and the wonderful maimer the
people of South Carolina have in
handling a crowd. The Exposition ;
is instructive and should prove ot [
value to the farmers. It is a great
object lesson."-.lohn A. Maguire;
membei of congress from Nebraska.
"The Exposition could not. be
finer, and I was agreeably surpris
.;d.''- H. M. Tyler of Virginia, &ec
retary.of the house committee on
"I think the Exposition is grand,
and the farmers of the South should
attend."-Edwin F. Sweet, mem
ber of congress from Michigan.
"A day of triumph for South Car
olina. The State's greatest agricul
tural day/'-Asbury F. Lever, con- i
gressraan from the Seventh district
of South Carolina.
For me the Exposition is entire
ly novel. It is extensive and the
biggest thing of the kind that 1
have ever seen."-Frank Pluiuley,
congressman from Vermont.
I was delighted with the Exposi
tion. It is of a revolutionary char
acter. Columbia has all the jump
and crash of a Western town."
Joseph Taggart, member cr con
gress from Kansas.
"The Exposition was a revelation j
tome, lt is of incalculable value!
for developing .he South. There j
?light to bc an annu al show of this 1
and in this region.11-Joseph How-j
?ll, member of congress from Utah, j
"Thc Exposition is an inspiration j
"or ihe farmer. The corn clubs
viii develop a new generation of
"armers."-W. C. Hawley, member
jf congress from Oregon.
"The Exposition is a great insti
ution and an inspiration and a fore
.unner of great farming develop
nent."-James T. MoDermont,
nemberof congress from Illinois.
Day by Day.
Let me be a little kinder,
[jet nie be i little blinder
To the faults of those about me.
Let me praise a little more;
Let me be, when I am weary,
Tust a little bit more cheery,
[<et me serve a little better
Those that I am striving for.
Let me be a little braver
kV hen temptation bids mo waver,
Let me strive a little harder
Po be all that. I should be;
jet me be a little meeker
kV i t li the brother that is weaker.
Let me think more of my neighbor
Ind a lntie less of rae.
jet me be a little sweeter,
dake my life a bit completer,
>y doing what I should do
Svery minute ol" the day;
jet me toil, without complaining,
STot a humble task disdaining;
jet mo face the summons calmly
Yhen death beckons mo away.
- Detroit Free Pres?.
VI ass Meeting Called to Discuss
the School Question.
Fellow Citizens: On the 17th of
January, there was a large meeting
of our people assombled for the pur
pose of considering what should be
done for the promotion of the edu-.
cational interestsof our community;
and that meeting was characterized
by the utmost harmony, and result
ed in the adoption of resolutions by
practically the unanimous vote of;
all those who were present, which
it was thought would end the matter
for the present. Since that tim?
Prof. Bailey has announced his con
elusion to establish his school at
Greenwood; and therefore it now
becomes important, and necessary,
to review our conclusions and take
further action in reference to all
matters that were discussed at the
meeting1. In our judgment it is
important that there shall be no de
lay about this matter, as we regard
it as one of the most important of
all the matters which oonfront our
We therefore take the liberty of
requesting our fellow citizens to as
semble again in our court hous? on
Friday afternoon next the 7th. inst.,
.U 4 o'clock; and we sincerely hopj
that every citizen of our town who
feels an interest in our educational
affairs will attend that meeting so
that we may at that time determine
what shall be done, now that Prof.
Bailey has concluded to remove his
institute from our midst. We do
feel that it is necessary that we
should urge our citizens to attend
this meeting, for \vo believe that
the importruce of the meeting will
at once impress upon each and all
of our citizens the duty to be pres
J. C. Sheppard,
Ch. Bd. Trustees Male Acad.
A- E. Padgett,
/;; Ch. Bd. Trus. Public Schools.
Convict^, and pardoned ; Crimi
nals Flock to Augusta.
.Police Lieut. E. B. Hatcher is re
sponsible for the statement that Au
gusta is oven un with criminals from
South Carolina, and thai J the
greater number of instances, the
eily authorities are powerless to act.
In the first place, he says, there are
any number of pardoned criminals,
who have found their way into the
eily from "across the river," and in
the second place, the authorities are
lax in sending for escaped convicts
when they are apprehended and held
in the city.
Whether the recent excessive num
ber ot burglaries are attributable
lo any of the escaped or pardoned
convicts, Mr. Hatcher would not
say, for if there were any evidence
against any of them the situation
would take on a different aspect.
Mr. Hatcher referred particularly
to a recent case wherein two con
victs er-caped from the South Caro
lina chaingang. The customary no
tice was sent the Augusta police de
partment, and the two men were ar
rested. The South Carolina atuhuri
ties were formally notified. But the
men were never sent for. One is
said to have been a more or less
prominent burglar, and the other
was held for robbery.
They were detained at the Au
gusta headquarters as long as the
law allowed, or a longer period, and
were t?nally released. South Caroli
na has not neut for them yet, and
unless they have left the city within
the last twenty-four hours, they are
still walking the streets "within,
the law."-Aojpntii Chronicle.
His Treasure Stare.
A young man recently gut mar
ried and took a cottage, determined
to grow enough vegetables to knep
the household going. He started to
dig up the garden, and after an
hour's hard work wa? astonished to
find a sovereign at his feet. Then
he dug with renewed ardor. Several
pennies, a sixpence and a half
urown rewarded his efforts.
"Blow! If this ain't a bloo.nin'
?Told mine!" he said diguing away
for ail he was worth: "1 wonder
what I'll find next?"
His arms ached; little beads of
[Perspiration trickled down his nose
md his neck felt as though it was
breaking. He could stiek to it no
unger. He straightened his back at
last willi a gro in of pain and at the
>aniH instant felt something come
.liding down his :; jr. Ju ;l moment
lie had grasped tit?; truth. There was
i hole in his mm .-era pocket!-Tit
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