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EDGEFIELD, S. C., W?&ESDAY, JULY 23,1913
Dr. Allen Underwent Double
Operation in Augusta-Mr?.
Vets at Reunion.
Dr. B. L. Allen was operated on
for appendicitis on last Wednesday
at the Augusta hospital. Upon ar
rival at the hospital it was found
that further complications had de
veloped aad a double operation was
necessary which kept him upon the
operating table two and one half
hours. Considering this he is im
proving as rapidly as can be ex
pected. His brothers have been
with him during the time, and Mrs.
Allen is still in the city with him.
Mr. Lewellyn Cogburn of Colum
bia, is visiting his sister, Mrs. M.
Miss Frances Turner is able to be
out again after a week's illness.
Mr. and Mrs. M sGarity of Fair
fax, are visiting in the home of Mr.
T. R. Denny. Mrs. McGarity is
pleasantly remembered as Miss
Mrs. Mary Hamilton is at home
from a several months visit to her
daughter, Mrs. Horace Black, in
Mrs. Alice Cox was a visitor to
Augusta during the week.
Miss Daisy Brockington is spend
ing a few days in the home of Mr.
C. F. Pechman.
Misses Ruth and Elizabeth Har
ris have returned to Deering, Ga.,
after a visit to their grandmother,
Mrs. P. N. Lott. Theil COUB?O,
MiB8 Sallie Dozier, accompanied
Mr. Garland Coleman of St.
Louis is spending awhile here.
Miss Lillian Mobley is spending
sometime in Orangeburg with her
sister, Mrs. Siftly. >
Miss Effie Griffin of Newberry,
was here with relatives during the
Rev. and Mrs. Calbraith B.
Wright and little Elizabeth are
visiting relatives here.
Mesdames Bettie Allen and W.
W. Johnston have been spending
several days he* 3 at the home of
Dr. B. L. Allen.
Messrs. M. W. Clark, J. W.
Payne, and W. W. Carson went to
Saluda Saturday to attend the vete
rans' reunion. There were 91 vet
erans present and very enjoyable
exercises were had. The chief
speaker was the lieutenant Gover
nor. A picnic and barbecue dinner
Mrs. Dessie Hogan of Columbia,
is a visitor at the home of her tat ri
et, Mr. O. S. Wertz.
Miss Amelia Pride Bechara of
Parksville is the guest of Mrs. B.
J Miss Bertha Gibson of McCall is
the guest of Miss Sue Smith, and
has been the recipient of much so
cial attention during her 6tay here.
On Thursday afternoon her hostess
complimented her with a beautiful
afternoon party, and on Friday
evening Mrs. M. L. Crouch enter
v tained in her honor.
Misses Btsssie and Laura Plunk
ett of Graniteville, have been visit
ing the Misses Woodward.
Mrs. L. B. Asbill and Miss Anuie
Aebill of Win8ton-Salem, were here
last week visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodyear and fain
, iiy of Augusta, have moved here
and are domiciled on Addison St.
Miss Sara Stevens entertained on
Friday evening in honor of ^liss
Bessie Mae King of Savannah. The
ride out to her suburban home was
enjoyed and the cordial hostess
made the hours pass very pleasant
ly. Ices and cake were served dur
ing the latter part of the evening.
Mrs. Edwin Mobley was hostess
on Wednesday afternoon for a num
ber of her friends and progressive
Rook was enjoyed at five tables,
the score cards being four-leaf
clovers. Six games were played
and as the changes from tables were
made, visits were made to the punch
bowl, Misses Bettie Becham and
^ Virginia Harrison serving the re
freshing beverage. Bonbons were
on each table. Mise Frances
Stiother made the highest Bcore and
received a set of Rook cards.
Frozen cream and cake were
served following the game, and
this was artistically arranged.
Miss Pearle Padgett and Mr. E.
E. Padgett were visitors at the
home of their sister, Mrs. J- L.
Smith, last week.
Miss Mollie Waters will leave
Thursday for Nashville, Tenn-, to
visit Miss Lula Scruggs, and upon
her return will spend a week in
Chester with friends.
Mrs. F. M. Boyd will leave next
week to visit her mother, Mrs. M.
Miss Sara Waters is at home
from Sullivan's island.
Mrs. J. K. Allen and Miss Mary
Lewis spent Friday with Mrs. F.
Mies FranoeB"Strother entertained
a few friends with a dining on
Miss Bettie and Mary Wates
have returned from a week's visit
to their cousin, Mrs. Philipps, in
Miss Minnie Kirk Taylor of Cam
den is the guest -of Miss Elise
Miss Foster of Jonesville is the
guest of her sister Mrs. Will
Mr. Leroy Wertz of Belton spent
a few days here recently.
Mr. W. L. Coleman has returned
from White Sulphur Springs,where
he bas been for two weeks. Mrs.
Coleman will remain there for a
few weeks to continue the treatment
Mrs Missouri Lott is visiting in
the home of her son Mr. A. P.
Marketing and the Conference.
After the crop is made what is to
be done with it? Marketing is not j
as simple as it may seem; for the!
best prices cannot be had with the j
haphazard unloading on the market.
The field must be prepared by co
operation, and low rates must be
secured in this way before the farm
er with diversified crops can meet
competition or the one-crop farmer
get a fair return. To dump canta
loupes, for example, upon an over
loaded market is about as sensible
as shooting them at the moon with
smokeless powder, for powder is
cheaper than freight bills. Some
years ago farmers plowed acres of
this melon under because the price
was too low to pay to ship to mark
et. Disposing of the product clear
ly needs as much thought as pro
Now, if farmers and consumers
could get nearer together, both
would undoubtedly be benefitted.
While this ideal situation will not
be attained altogether at the Con
ference for the Common Good, to
be held in Columbia Aupust 6-7,
and following that, in the various
counties, the meeting will, among
other subjects, consider this all im
portant one of what co do with the
product after it is produced at the
cost of months of toil and anxiety.
The result of the eonference will
be to draw market and farm closer
The conference has been fortu
nate in securing the services of such
men as E. W. Dabbs, president of
the Farmers'Unior;; W. W. Long,
of the Stato Farm Demonstration
Work; B. B. Hare, of the office of
Rural Economics of the U. S. De
partment of Agriculture; W. R.
Meadows, the Government Cotton
Technologist; J. W. Shuford, of
Hickory, N. C., Mrs. W. S. Mather,
President of the Housewives' Leag
ue, of Charleston, S. C.; Clarence
Poe, editor of the Progressive
Farmer, and several farmers of this
state. These experts will consider
marketing, under such topics as the
following: Typical Examples of
Loss to Farmers on Account of
Poor Marketing, Creating a Home
Market for Home ProiuctB, Co
operative Marketing in North Car
olina, and Marketing the Cotton
Clop. The discussion will be open
to all farmers and to any others in
This is but a part of the pro
gram. Other broad topics to be
taken np in detail are: "Co-opera
tion for Rural Development; The
Part of the Church in Rural Devel
opment; Permanent Homes for Our
People; with plans for helping mill
workers purchase homes and for
tenant farmers to acquire land;
Education and Child Welfare; and
Problems of Citizenship.
Special rates to the Conference
have been given by the railroads.
Treat your eyes fairly. Do not
deny them the help of a pair of
glasses if they need it. Remember
you will need them for a long time.
Geo. F. Mime.
The Gettysburg Meeting.
On the hallowed ground of Ge
tysburg, consecrated by the bloc
of the blue and the gray, after tl
lapse of half a century the Non
and the South meet with the Ea
and the Weet under the America
flag, to do honor to the soldie:
still living, and to pay loving an
respectful homage to those who ai
asleep in the stillest of all slumber)
Neither stress of time nor distant
of home shall break or blur thi
friendship that our brothers seale
with their blood. And as we tal
over together the wonderful an
glorious events of those days c
conflict; as we walk together ovt
this great battlefield, we pause i
the close of the day and clas
hands with each other and wit
hearts united we are constrained t
breathe a silent prater that peac
and fraternity may abide until th
trumpet shall sound and life's shae
ows flee away forever. As w
walked over this field of carnage
the Peach Orchard, the Wheatfield
and the "Devil's Den/' where Kei
shaw fought and Barkesdale fel
and so many brave men of the blu
an i the gray stained this soil wit
their blood, I uncovered my heai
and felt like plucking the shoes of
I could locate quite a number o
places where we lost heavily. Whi
Lott lost his leg at the foot of Mis
sion Ridge near a large chestnu
tree which is still standing, but i
is dead. Only one apple tree i
standing in the Peach Orchard, an<
it is also dead. I followed the lin*
of Pickett's charge up to the ver
brow of Little Round Ton, (th'
Yankees call it the "High wate
mark of the Confederacy") whicl
has gone down in story and sonj
as the grandest charge that has eve:
been recorded in the history of ani
war. It seemed to me that I coule
hear Pickett as he led the charge
say, "Come on boys; press the bat
tie to the gates-forward, guide
center." That was fifty years ago.
A large number has been spared tc
come back, bearing the olive branch,
and the white dove of peace hat
spread her silver wings about the
blue and the gray, saying, "How
good and how pleasant it is foi
brethren to dwell together in uni
This peace conference at Gettys
burg has already done more to es
tablish brotherly feeling than any
thing that has ever taken place,
anywhere Oi in any country. A pe
tition was gotten up in this camp
asking Congress to pay back.to the
South the tax we paid on our cotton
for three or four years after the war
and I believe every man in blue
I was in company with three men
in blue, two from Pittsburg, Pa.,
and the other from the state cf N.
Y., who, speakin; of this meeting
said: "I have seen and felt more
since I have been here than I ever
expected to see or feel this side of
beaven. Not only the United
States, but the whole world is look
ing at this meeting with wonder
and admiration." And they went
on to say with the tenderest feeling
"You Southern soldiers must have
a pension as the Federals have."
I took the old battle flag back
and let it float once more on that
historic plain, and it was very pop
ular, the ladies flocking to see it and
to get a picture of a Confederate
battle flag. A lady from Pittsburg
came up and asked if she could iee
the flag. With pleasure I showed
it to her. "I see from your o/adge
that you are from South Carolina,"
said the lady. "Yes, madam, born
and reared there, and a Rebel died
in the wool." "Give me your hand
then" said the lady, "when I get
back home I can tell my people that
I met and shook hands with a man
from South Carolina-and a Rebel
at that. You are the first Southern
man that I have ever talked with."
In a pleasant manner I asked her
what kind of a thing she thought a
South Carolinian looked like."Why
of course a body of noble, patriotic
It is my honest opinion that if
such a meeting as this at Gettys
burg could have been possible with
the rank and file of the blue and
the gray in the 6G's peace could
have bee.j made at any time. Bul
the fellows that fanned the war
clouds most did the least. I shall
never forget what Col. J. C. Smy
ley said to ray father in April 1861.
He said that he would be willing to
drink' all the blood that would be
shed;'that the South could whip the
figtrt-and be back home in three
months, and turning to myself and
two brothers who were about ready
to go to the front said,
"Boys, when you get to Virginia,
if the Yankees cross the Potomac
giv(e them b-. And we did. But
the Colonel nover did go, never did
eee or drink any blood. There were
legions of that kind.
The men and women at Gettys
burg were loud in their praise and
admiration of the Southern soldier.
Let me quote again this beautiful
little Pittsburg girl. She said to
me while looking at the flag "You
Southern people fought with a pat
riotic fury unequaled, and you h?ve
written your history in blood from
Gettysburg to the Rio Grande. And
perhaps you do not k?ow it, but
the Southern soldiers who followed
Lee and Jackson are the admiration
of the world to-day." I told her
that I knew what she said was true,
arid had known it all these fifty
years. I said to her, that is a
grand eulogy, and that alone is
worth coming to Gettysburg to hear
from one of Pennsylvania's noble
women. And she is good authority
for she backed up what she said
with history. I told her I was
glad that I was in the struggle of
the sixties, that 1 believed then as
I do now that the South was right,
but the negro was not in ray
thought, and while I live I shall be
lieve that the South was right.
I want no greater greater heritage
to leave my children than that I
was a Confederate soldier. My
bullet scars are letters of nobility.
J. Russell Wright.
About One Thousand Bushels.
We like to hear of large yields
of o?ts; for it means increased
prosperity for the farmers and for
the county at large. Upon being
questioned ?as to his harvest of
grain, our young fn?bd R. H.
Nicholson told us Monday that he
had threshed 900 bushels of oats
and 80 bushels of wheat. That re
minds one of the phenomenal yield
of grain in 1882, we believe it was,
when the harvest surprised every
body as cotton did in 1911.
White Town News Items.
Dear Mr. Editor: I will try to
give you a few dots from our town.
We got a nice rain last Sunday
and Tuesday evening, which we
had been wishing for a good while.
Miss Belle Reynolds and Mr. J.
T. Holliday were quietly married
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. P.
White on July 20, 1913.
Mrs. W. B. White visited Mr.
and Mrs. Clay Jennings on Tuesiay
Mrs. Luther Ridlehoover and her
sister Miss Nenie White went on a
business trip to McCormick on
Misti Nenie and Georgia White
were the welcome guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. White ou Wednesday
Mrs. J. R. White visited Mr. and
Mrs. O. D. White last Monday af
Miss Snnie Freeland is expecting
to take a trip to Martiotowu. We
hope her a pleasant stay.
The little infants of Mr. and Mrs.
K. E. White were buried the 31th
of July. We extend sympathy
to the family.
A Sehool Girl.
Chicken Prayer for Tillman.
Washington, July 27.-Special:
Senator Tillman has received a large
number of letters relating to his re
cent alleged utterances on the poor
quality of Washington chicken, but
the one which seems to have amus
ed him most is the following, from
a broker in Chicago:
"Senator B. R. Tillman, Wash
ington, D. C.-Dear Sir: After read
ing in the papers of the great sup
ply of fried chicken that had been
sent you by some of Washington's
fairest cooks, a prayer offered by
Capt. Ben. W. tibbey, of the As
sociated Cooper Company, of Ari
zona, seems very appropriate for
"0 Lord! we bles* Thee for chick
en young and chicken old,
Chicken hot and chicken cold,
Chicken tender and chicken tough;
We thank thee, 0 Lord, we've had
chicken enough! Amen.
"Trusting that this may be of
some service to you, I beg to remain
very truly yours, etc."
g Lark heedsKon Boll Weevil.
Washington, July 28.-Protect
and encourage the meadow lark, for
hs principal diet consists of cotton
boll and alfalfa weevils, grasshop
pers and predaceons ground beetles,
advises the Department of Agricul
ture. While the bird, it is acknowl
? edged does some damage to sprout
ing errain, its value as a destroyer of
injurious insects is shown to be far
Furthermore the department calls
attention to the fact that the birds
go most vigorously for the insects
which are most abundant, thereby
increasing their efficiency at the
time of an insect outbreak.
When Will Boya Stay?
Why do so many boys leave the ?
farm? This question has been
asked many times and there are
almost as many answers as there
are people who ask the question.
The answer that the boys them
selves give is the correct one: "Be
cause the farm doesn't pay." Not
many boys could be induced to
leave the farm that be knows a
great deal about to begin life in the
city about which he knows nothing
if the opportunities of each seemed
equal or if the farm held out better
inducements, lt is not reasonable
to suppose that farming as a busi
ness appeals strongly to- the thou
sands that seek employment in the
It is in obedience to the funda
mental law of self-preservation that
our first 'concern is for our own
prosperity. Men do not seek the
professions and salaried positions
because of the pleasures and con
venienoes of city life, but because
they believe there is better remu
neration for their labor in these po
sitions. Boys who have toiled
through summer heat and winter
cold,on the farm and been deprived
of education are not exceptions to
this law. They seek the positions
that they believe offer the best
inducements to them. Their ser
vices are in demand in business
and they naturally seek such em
The farra will never interest the
industrious, ambitions boys until it
offers them better inducement. As
it is on many farms, the soil has
been impoverished by continuous
cropping and the products market
ed in a wasteful manner, thus de- I
priving the farmer and his family i
of a fair competence. <
There are opportunities on the ?
farm for these industrious, ambi
tious boys who are determined to
succeed, but they have yet to real
ize it. Farmers who are concerned 11
in building up rural life must change
their method*, read more, study out
their problems, build up the soi
and make more profits. This is not I
an easy task, but will r2quire close t
co-operation, not only among far
mers, but between fanners and bu
siness men. The loss in wasteful
marketing, speculation in farm pro
ducts and other oppression must
give away and the farmer must have
a fair show. The farm can make
good, the progressive manager can
show his sons that the farm will
pay. lTntil this is done we may ex
peet that the city will couiinue to
recruit from the farm.-Farm and
How to Feed Salt to Stock.
I am asked: "How would you
feed salt to livestock?'
Salt may be given daily raixnd
with the feed. If - this be done, not
over three fourths to one ounce
should be given daily for every
1,000 pounds of the animal's
weight. After extensive experi
ments Babcock concluded that a
dairy cow should have about three
fourths ounce for 1,000 pounds
weight daily and three-n'fths ounce
additionail for every twenty pounds
of milk produced.
Owing to the danger of giving
the ?alt irregularly, and giving too |j
much at times, the best plan is to
give about one ounce a day for
every J ,000 pounds weight for
about a week in order to satisfy any
undue craving for it. and ihen put <
the salt in boxes under shelter where <
the animais can run to it and eat at
To Cure a Cold in One Day
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Cough and Headache and works off thc Cold.
Druggists refund money if it fails to cure.
E, W. GROVE'S signature on each box. Sc
Baptist sunday acnool conven
tion Met With Antioch.
The Edgefield Baptist Sunday
school convention which took place
at Antioch last week was well at
tended and proved to be very bene
ficial as well as entertaining and in
structive; these meetings bring the
country people togetner and also of
late have been mingling the county
and the town people, as the Edge
field Village Baptist church has
been sending along a good crowd of
delegates and they have been spiced
with several lady members. It is
well for the two influences to flow
harmoniously together. The meet
ing was organized by the election ?
of the following officers: President
S. B. Mays, Vice Pres. S. A. Brun
son, Sec; and Treas. W. E. Lott,
The address of welcome was
made in a gracious and warm-heart
ed manner by Rev. J. T. Littlejohn
and he was responded to in a happy
style by Rev. M. D. Jeff res.
We are glad to record that most
of the Sunday schools had repre
sentation at the convention and they
made verbal reports, most of which
were very encouraging indeed.
On Wednesday, the 28rd July,
after the organization, Rev. J. D.
Moore made a very earnest and in
structive address upon the Sunday
school work. Mr. Moore is the
state representative of the Baptist
Sunday schools in this state and by
virtue of his extensive travels and
contiuuous practice in this work he
has always much to say looking to
the development of this most im
portant department of church work.
In the afternoon the following
question was discussed: "Features of
Sunday School Work, which are be
ing emphasized to-day." Dr. Je fires
opened this discussion in a clear and
comprehensive statement of some
Df the most important branches of
this woik. He was followed by
W. E: Lott. In the afternoon Rev. . "
J. D. Moore gave a very clear and
sntertaining talk upon the uses of
the blackboard. .
On Thursday morning, in the ab
sence of the president, Rev. J. T.
Littlejohn was appointed to the
?hair. After devotional exercises
md some beautiful songs, the fol
owing query was taken up. "The
Best Methods Before the Class."
Phis subject was opened up by O.
Sheppard, who began his instruc
:ive address by speaking in tones
:>f high praise of that worthy and
coi.secrated Christian worker, the
jainted Daniel Brunson, whose
voice had BO often resounded in the
walls of this church in earnest pleas
md sacred warnings during his no
:>ie life and whose great example
mould be an inspiration for those
?eho came after him.
The next query was "The rela
tion of church members to Sunday
ichool work." This discussion was
opened by Rev. P. B. Lanham, in
i very 60und and practical address
mowing the necessity for all church
nembers where it is possible to take
part in the Sunday school work.
He was followed by a very whole
jome address on the subject ofr
country Sunday schools, by the
Rev. J. D. Moore. Mr. Moore waa
himself raised in the country and
pointed out the abundant resources
of country life. The opportunities
and the various methods to promote
and encourage the ever green Sun
day school in the oountry. It used
to be a fact that most of the coun
try churches did not have Sun
day schools but once a month and
some of them did not have any, but
conditions are much better now.
Afternoon the subject of "Wo
man's work" was discussed by A.
5. Tompkins and he emphasized
especially the salutary sentiment
created by the good women on the
mbject of temperance.
"Teachers Developments'* was
:hen gracefully bandied by W. B.
Dogburn in an appropriate talk,
mowing the high cal>ing pf the
The music at the convention was
nost excellent-the dinners delici
?is and abundant-and on motion
>f 0. Sheppard the convention ten
lered the good people of Antioch
ts most hearty thanks for the kind
jospitality and delightful music.
The crops around Antioch are
pery good in fact Mr. Lester Tal
3ert's crop in sight of the church is