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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 1913
High School Commencement
Maj 25. Tribute to Mr.
Mobley. Row at Negro
Rev. B. H. Staples, of Orange,
Va., preached on Sunday morning
and evening in the Baptist church,
and it was a great pleasure to his
hearers to listen to the two dis
courses, his theme for morning sei
vice being "The tears of Jesus,"
and in the evening "The heart in
harmony with God."
Mrs. Phillips, of Springfield, is
visiting in the home of her father,
Capt. P B. Waters.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott visited
in Aiken during the latter part of
Miss Gertrude Strother who has
been teaching at Rock Hill, is at
home for the summer.
Dr. Claud Latimer, of Charles
ton, and Mr. Hugh Latimer, of Bir
mingham, Ala., spent a few days of
tbepast week herewith their mother,
Mrs. Susie J. Latimer. On Sun
day morning, Mr. Latimer, who is
Superintendent of the Birmingham
Sunday school, numbering 600,
made a splendid talk, which ap
pealed to th- nearts of his hearers.
He prefaced his remarks with an
allusion to the lesson study for the
day. It was 20 years since Jacob
had left home, and the chapter tells
of his returning, greatly strength
ened in christian character, lally
relying upon God. Just so it was
with him 20 years ago this spring,
atthiB church, he gave his heart to
God, but did not fully dedicate his
services. He stood before ti.em
now, his life devoted to the Mas
ter's cause. It was a great pleas
ure to old friends and new, to see a
life 60 full of vigor and promise de
voted to doing God's will.
Little Miss Marion Turner cele
brated her 7th birthday with a
spend-the-day party for a few of
Mrs. James White and Miss An
gelle Andrews spent Saturday at
Trenton with friends.
E. F. Call, representing the Land
and Industrial Department of the
Southern Railway, visited here du
ring last week, and it is hoped that
his visit here will mean something
to the advantage of the town.
Miss Annie Crouch entertained
the ''Busy Bees" on Friday after
noon and two hours were happily
spent. Vocal and instrumental
music was enjoyed and delicious re
freshments were served.
Mrs. Charles Brunson, of Augus
ta, bas been the guest of her broth
er Mr. J. A. Dobey.
The commencement exercises of
the High school will begin on May
25, the sermon to be peached by
Rev. H. A. McCullough, of St.
Paul's Lutheran church, Columbia.
The Literarv address will be deliv
ered by Dr.'R. R. Pell, Pres. of
M?8s()rlena Cartledge has pur
chased a handsome 7 passenger car,
,and has already learned to drive it
with considerable ski 1).
Miss lizzie Salmon, rf Macon,
Ga., is spending this month with i
her sister, Mrs. Joseph Wright.
Mrs. Walter Hendrix and Miss j
Floride Hendrix, of Leesville, spent
last veek here with relatives.
In the death of Mr. Augustus C.
Mobley, which occurred here at his
home, last week. Monday April
14th, the town has lost one of its
best citizens. During the building
up of the town, he was among the
first residents, and he stood forth,
true and loyal to every good cause.
During the last few years of his
life he wa9 unable to take the ac
tive part in affairs, his useful man
hood bau hitherto allowed him.
Mr. Mobley was a man of firm con
victions, who had a definite creed
and lived it-one in whom there
was no guile. Spotless integrity,
unflinching fidelity to every trust,
unfaltering faith in God, character
ize and sum up his life. He suffer
ed much during the last months of
bis life, but this seems to have
strengthened his faith. He truBted
Jesus and "it was well with hi?
soul." He was happily married to
Miss Ann Mims and God blessed
this union with 6 children: Mrs.
Harry Hamilton, of Middlebrook,
Va., Mrs. Page Nelson Keesee, Miss
Josephene Mobley and Mr. W. Al
len Mobley, two having died a
few years ago, Mr. Bruadus Mob
ley, and Mrs. Orlando Sheppard, Jr
fie leaves a sister, Mrs. Susie I.
Lat i mer and four brothers, Jame
F. Mobley, of Colombia, Ton
Mobley of Florida, and A. J. anr
W. S. Mobley and a half brother.
S. G. Mobley. The funeral ser
I vices were conducted Tuesday af
! ternoon at the home, by Rev. E. H
Beckham and Dr. Chapman, and
following this the casket was borne
to Mt. Olive cemetery for interment,
where the body was laid to rest be
neath a mound of flowers, loving
tributes of the affection and esteem
of sorrowing friends.
On May 6th, an election will be
held in Johnston School District,
No. 11. for the purpose of voting a
bond issue, with the view of erect
ing a $35,000 brick school build
R T. Level, of Newberry, visit
ed his sister, Mrs. G. A. Wright
Visiting the Misses Woodward
last week were Misses Dukes, La
mar and Rutherford, of Aiken.
Miss Daisy Brockington speut
the weekend at Winnsboro with her
Mrs. C. D. Kenney is visiting
her daughter, Miss Flora Kenney,
Mr. F. Allen, of Atlanta, spent
Sunday here with friends.
On Sunday, at Pine Hill, a negro
church, an all day service was
being held, and during the
first part of the meeting, several
negroes became involved in a fuss
on the grounds, which resulted in
breaking up the services, i ne
groes were seriously cul, and two
?bot, though these two are not con
sidered dangerous. Two negro wo
men werealse seriously hurt.
Snow the Middle of April.
The Advertiser received a copy
of the Tugaloo Tribune from Mr.
Elijah Timmel man of Westminster.
S. C., several days ago in which the
following announcement was made:
"This is the 15th day of April and
the heights of the old Blue Ridge j
Mountains are covered with snow.
The beautiful white peaks are in
plain view of Westminster."
A Gold Medal Offered For Best
Essay on Road Building.
A gold medal to the school boy
or girl between the ages of 10 and
15 who writes the best composition,
not to exceed 800 words, on the re- j
pair and maintenance of earth roads,
is to be awarded by Logan Waller
Page, Director, Office of Public
Road., United States Department
of Agriculture. Washington, D. C.
All compositions must be submitted
to Mr. Page before May 15, 1913,
3nd the medal will be awarded as
soon thereafter as the compositions
can be graded. The composition
may be based on knowledge gained
from books or other sources, but no
quotations should be made.
After many years' experience in
dealing with the public load situa
tion of the country, it is Mr. Page's
belief that ignorance on ?ie subject
of repair and maintenance of roads
is as much the cause of their bad
condition as any other one factor,
lt is expected that the comp?tition
will bring about a better under
standing of the subject of repair
and maiutenauce in the rural dis
Many children living in the ru
ral districts have experienced tha
disadvantages of roads made im
passable through a lack ot proper
maiutenauce aud il is expected thai
their interest in the competition
will stimulate greater interest
among the parents. Bad roads have
prevented many children from ob
taining a pro per education and have
even prsvented doctors from reach
ing the side of rural patients in
time to save their lives.
Any child between the ages men
tioned, attending a country school,
may compete. Only one side of
the paper must be written on; each
page should be numbered; the name,
age, and address of the writer, and
the nam* and location of the ?chool
which he or she is attending must
be plainly written at the top of the
first page. The announcement of
the competition h is been sent to the
superintendents of schools in the
rural districts. No further infor
mation can be obtained from the
Office of Public Roads. This an
nouncement should be plain lo
everyone, and all children will thus
stan on a basis of equality.
Ten Modern Commandments.
*'I will study the language of
gentleness and refuse to use words
that bite and tones that crush.
"1 will practice patience at home
lest my testy temper break through
unexpectedly and disgrace me.
"I will remember that roy
neighbors have troubles enough
io carry without loading mine on
"I will excuse others faults and
failures av often and fully as I
expect others to be lenient with
"1 will cure criticism with com
mendation, close up against, gossip
and build healthy lov.r by ser
"I will be a friend under trying
tests and wear everywhere a good
will face unenilled by aloofness.
*'I will tri oat over gatnn never
bat amass only to enrich others and
.?o gain a wealthy heart.
"I will love boys and girls, so
that old age will not find me stitt'
"I will gladden my nature by
smiling out loud on every lair
occasion and by outlooking opti
"I will frequently think good
things, believe men and do a full
day's work without fear or favor.''
- Farm and Fireside.
We do not know of a physician
anywhere who is more nearly ideally
situated than Dr. J. H. Self. It is
true that he reside 15 miles from
the railroad but he ha? two automo
biles, either of which eau take bim
to town in an hour. Dr. Self uses
the small car in his practice and
Mrs. Self lays claim to the tonring
car. They have a very reliable ne
gro man of mechanical turn who
drives their car. Dr. and Mrs.
Self have a beautiful home un the
Martin Town road which is bul a
stone's throw from the home of
Mrs. Callie Self, Dr. Self's mother.
Their only daughter, Callie, is at
tending Lander college at Green
wood. Ai she comes down practi
cally every Sunday in an automo
bile and returns Monday morning,
she is not missed from the home
circle as she would be if she were
attending college 100 or more miles
away. Then too they have tele
phone connection with Greenwood
aud eau call up Lander college at
any time. Mrs. Self is a great lov
er of flowers, as is indicated by the
well kept condition of the yard sur
rounding their home. Notwith
standing the fact that Dr. Self has
a very extensive practice, he finds
time to direct his large business in
terests. Their pretty home is thor
oughly modern and while they re
side "far from ?he madding crowd"
of the towns they enjoy all of the
conveniences of a town home, and
at the same time have the privilege
<jf residing in the country.
Something to Se!! Entire Year.
The chief reason why money has
been tight" in this section for the
past six months or ionger is because
thc one crop system of tanning is
adhered to too closely. Cotton is
practically the only money crop
that is produced in Edgefield coun
ty. Occasionally one sees potatoes
or small lots of home-raised corn
offered for sale. But such instances
are rare. When the source from
which actual cash is obtained is con
fined to one crop and that crop fails
either in yield or in price, there
must necessarily follow financial
If the farms were diversified, giv
ing more attention to stock raising,
poultry, fruit growing and truck,
cash money would be put in circula
tion to some ex ent every month in
the year, instead of being confined
to the fall months, the time when
the bulk of the cotton crop is mar
keted. We would ?like to see a
farmer bring something to town to
sell every time he comes to buy
some article jof merchandise. The
Advertiser heartily agrees with the
Farm and Etanch in the following:
"It is just as honorable and just
as important that you s-.ll on the
streets cabbage, eggs, butter, milk
and fruits, articles that you have
produced, as it is for merchants to
sell nails, soap and lye, things that
they did not produce. Both are
honorable and there is no use of
false modesty in selling what we
Classification of Flowers for
the Johnston Flower Show
Class A. Best, collection 'of
Chrysanthemums, 15 varieties, 1
bloom each; l*t and 2nd prize.
Class B. Finest single white
Class . C. FineBt single red
Claas D. Finest single pink
Class E. Finest single cream
ch ryjsanlhem n m.
Class F. Finest single de^p pink
or carmine chrysanthemum.
Class (i. Finest single yellow
??as6 II. Finest, single bronze
.Class I. Best collection pink
chrysautht mums, 4 varieties, 1
Cass J. Best collection yellow
chrysanthemums, 4- varieties, 1
Class K. B*st collection fed
chrysanthemums, 3 named varie
lieSj.one bloom each.
Class L. Best collection pure
white chrysanthemums, 3 varieties,
I bloom each.'Z -'???
Class M. Finest specimen plant
(chrysanthemum), not less than 2u
blooms, any variety.
Class N. Best collection dah
lias, 8 varieties, 1 bloom each.
ClaBs ?. Best collection cream
and white roses.
Class P. Best collection mixed
Class Q. B*3t Nasturtiums.
Class R. Best carnations.
Class S. Best farfugum.
" Class T. Finest maiden hair
fern; , -
Clate, U. Best spengeri.
JP?^f'^ rinogr. Bosr.or:. faro.. j
Class W. Finest ostrich plume
Clase X. Finest plomosas.
Cl iss Y. Finest collection be
gonias, not less than 4 varieties.
Class Z. Best collection palms,
not les? than 4 varieties.
Class ?fcc. Finest palm.
Class AA. Finest collection
ferns, not less than 4 varieties.
Class BB. Finest pot plant, not
Young People's Show, Under 16 Year?.
Class A. Beet collection chry
santhemums. 5 varieties, 1 bloom
Class B. Best single chrysan
themum, any variety except
Clas?. C. Finest number cf
chrysanthemums on 1 plant, not
less than 5.
iClass D. Best chrysanthemum
grown by hoy under 12 years.
Class E. Best Chrysanth em uni
grown by girl under 12 years.
Residents of Aiken, Edgefield,
Lexington and ?Saluda counties may
enter flowers and plants and con
test for prizes. Every facility will
be afforded residents as weil as non
residents for displaying their ex
hibits, and a cordial invitation is
hereby extended to all growers of
flowers living in the Counties above
named to prepare to send in their
flowers next fall. You will b" wel
Rules regulating entries may he
secured by writing to Miss Zena
Payne, Sec'y.. Joh:.sion, S. C.
Pear and Apple Blight
Can you give me a remedy for
blight in pear and apple trees?
There ?B no remedy or preventive
known. The only thing lo do is to
cut out the blighted wood into
sound wood and burn it. The
bacteria that cause the fire blight
get entrance on the feet of bees and
other insects a?. . blossoms and
they grow dow d in the cam
bium layer and c. vke the growth.
If yon watch the trees closely in
the early summer, you can detect
the first start of the blight by th??
shriveling of the young bark on the
shoots before the leaves turn dead,
and if you then cut out ahead of
it you can save the limb. But ster
ilize the knife blade at every cut by
dipping it in a weak solution of
carbolic acid to prevent carrying
the infection.-Progressive Far
Boles Mountain Mansion.
I From the day that the Hon. A
A. Strom completed hie handxor
residence on the 3pex of Hoi
mountain, six or eight years ayo,
bas been our desire io visit him ai
from the cupola of this three-sto
mansion fpast our ey*? upon tl
magnificent scenery which stretch
out over portions of three courin
for many miles. It was the wr
er's pleasure to spend an hour
two at Mr. Strom's happy hon
Sunday afternoon. One might sn
nose that Mr. Strom had very
travagant idea'1, in erecting a seve
teen-room residence. But not s
By the time the family circle oft?
is provided for and after rheir nun
erong visitors are assigned roon
(everyone knows that Mr. and .Mr
Strom's hospitality has no timi
there is but lillie xurplus roon
They have eight children, tim
boys to throw rocks down ti
mountain and live girls to pl tic
the beautiful flowers that grow a
most perpetually above the fri)!
line, the mountain being 300 fe<
higher than the surrounding com
try. They have one daughter at tl
G. F. C. and one son at the S. C. (
The Boles m own iain mansion wr
artistically planned nd is moder
in all its appointments. Gas ligln
have b-'PTi installed and there
flowing water throughout thc bnih
ing from a well that is 200 fe?
deep. The arrangement of the et
tire three floors with the lon
piazzas, wide hails aod cross hal':
is altogether ideal. In summer til
perpetual breezes are as pure and ?1
invigorating as those which fan th
parched beaches of Couey Islan
or the Ifle of Palms. Anotht
thing about the desirability of lu
ing up where the "airships pass i
the night,1' is that you are out v
the mosquito and gnat zone-an
ih?* fly does not have to be "swat
Mr. Strom has 'cleared away th
stones near his residence and her
has his vegetable and flower gai
dens, besides he ve ral green patched
Back some distance to the rear b
house and somewhat down the sid
of the mountiiri he has left th
mountain ic its primeval state, witl
tue large boulders intact wilie.)
will serve as a land mark. Th
contrast between this portion an(
that which has yielded to the own
er's artistic taste is very inarke 1
Side-by-side are the new and tin
old, the natural a.id the artificial
the 'before aud after"' improvement
The scenery on a clear day ii
beautiful beyond description. Ai
rar north as Greenwood and a? fal
south as Edgetield can be seen with
out the aid of a field glass. From
the third story we could plainly sec
the fields around Huiet's cross
roads two miles east of Edgetield
The store a'. Pleasant Lane and
farm house after farm hoi:se in the
surrounding country could be lo
cated. Thc large fields ol' grain, a
distance ol' from three to five miles
away, were especially beautiful.
Down near Limestone Mr. Strom
has one field of oa'.s which contains
about IOU acres. And speaking of
his farms, Mr. Strom has them by
the scores. His lands extend in one
unbroken stretch nearly nine miles
southeast of hi* home. Upon these
Iv runs 108 plows. There is no
wonder then that he makes ewry
year one of the most attractive fea
tures ol' thc county fair with Iii?
cotton wagon parade a quarter of a
mile in length. So pleasant was
the short stay at the home of Mr.
and Air.*. \V. A. Strom that the ed
itor of The Advertiser will never
pass through the Limestone com
munity without ascending Bole*
mountain. We do not wonder thal
Elev, and Mrs. John Lake spoke co
pleasantly of their visit of two daya
last fall to the home of Mr. and
Make Arbor of Wire.
A friend writes: "I have a nice
young Scitppernon*. vine and in
tended to make the arbor ol wiieJ
but 1 am told that the wire will
get too hot and burn the vine.
What ?lo you think?" I think that
there ire millions of grape vines in
all parts of th*? country trained on
wire and none that I ever heard of
were burnt. 1 have used wire both
on vertical trellis and on arbors,
and have grown all sorts of vino
and had Scupper nong and Jame*
011 wire and never a burn. Make
your arbor of good heavy, galvan
ized wire.-Progressive Farmer.
Work to Begin on Electric Road
From Augusta to Columbia.
Augusta, Ga., April 22.-The
contract has been iet for the con
struction of tl J? Carolina & Georgia
railway. Michael P. McGrath of
Worcester, Mass., is the contractor
and work will start not later than
A meetin? of the directors and
stockholder* of th?' road was held
at the Hampton Terrace hotel Tues
day at which every share of stock
wa? represented. President James
P. Jackson of the Carolina and
Georgia presided. A resolution
was passed unanimously to increase
the capital stock from $100,000 to
$'2,500,000. of which $600,000 will
bc preferred. A bond issue of
$2,000,000 wan alio authorized. The
road, between Augusta and Colum
bia,, a distance <jt" 75 miles, will be
finished between 12 and 18 months.
The road will be so constructed that
either steam or electric trains will
operate over it.
Government Recipe for White
Half a bushel of unslaked lime:
slake with warm water; cover du
ring the process to keep in the
steam; strain the liquid through a
Reive or Htrainer; add a peck of salt,
previously well dissolved in warm
waler, three pounds of ground rice
boiled to i thin paste and stir in
boiling hut, half a pound of pow
dered Spanish whiting and a pound
of glue which has been previously
dissolved overa slow lire, and add
I live gallons of hot water to the
, mixture; stir well and let it stand
I for a few d: s, covered up from the
I dirt. It should be put on hot. One
pint of the mixture properly applied
'will cover a square yard. Small
brushes are best. There is nothing
j that can compare with it for out
side or inside work, and it retains
.its brilliancy for many years. Col
oring matter may-be put in and
made of any shade-Spanish brown,
yellow ocher, or common clay.
Letter From White Town
The farmers of our section are
badly behind because of the heavy
rains, but some few are beginning
Our community was shocked last
Thursday morning to le iro of the
sudden death of Mrs. Belle Park
man. Mrs. Parkman is thc mother
ot our neighbor Mrs. Will Free
land. Our hearts go out in sympa
thy for Mrs. Freeland and the t'arni
ily in their greai sorrow. Mis.
Parkman will be sadly missed by
her granddaughter, Minnie Free
land, one of our school mates. All
of us deeply sympathize with Sun
IIie. She was so devoted to her
grandmother who raised her.
Our school has had a very pleas
ant and profitable term ;ind will
close with public exercises on May
2nd., and the public is invited. The
exercises will begin al 8 o'clock
Friday evening and we hope the
weather will uc kind, as our *ehool
house is not large enough to have
our exercises in doors. It rained us
out iast year, but we will be sure to
have it on May 2nd., unless it is
raining that evening. VVill be glad
to have our County Superintendent
to be with us on this occasion and
yon, too, Mr. Editor.
The general health of our com
munity is good.
We enjoy reading letters from
the ol her schools, and wish more
If this escapes the waste basket
I'll write again. This is my first
loner for publication,
Pains in the Stomach.
If j-ou continually complain of
'pains in the stomach, your liver or
kidneys are ont of order. Neglect
may lead to dropsy, kidney trouble,
diabetes or Bright's difwase. Thou
sands recommend Electric Bitters
as the very best stomach and kid
ney medicine iLade. H T Alston, of
Raleigh, N. C., who suffered with
pain in the stomach and back,
write??.: \My kidneys were deranged
ami my liver did not work right. I
suffered much, hut Electric Bitters
was recommended and 1 unproved
from first dose. I now feel like a
new man." It will improve vou, too.
Only 50c and ii.00 Recommended
by Penn ?fc Holstein, W E Lynch