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D. A. R. Meeting.
AU ladies who are interested in
the formation of a D. A. R. Chap
ter in Edgefield will please meet at
the Library on Saturday the 16tb,
at 5 o'clock, p. m. Those who
have blanks are requested to bring
Mrs. Agatha A. Woodson.
Erlgerield Gun Club, Shoot Held
S. E. Morgan..28
0. P. Bright.19
M. P. Wells.-.1%
B. M. Eppea.-18
J. W. Stewart. 14
S. M. Smith._19
Duplicates of Names.
One never sees a replica of a
face but the duplicate of a name
is quite frequent. For example, yes
terday while looking over a Char
leston paper we noticed that a Mr.
Herbert A. Smith resides in that
city, being prominent in Knights
of Pythias circles, and a Mr. W.
W. F'uller is the superintendent of
the Charleston-Isle of Palms Trac
tion iCompany. These being such
familiar names, for the moment we
thought we were reading one of the
Y. W. A. Meeting.
The Y. W. A. will meet with
Miss Nell Jones Monday afternoon
August 18, at 5 o'clock.
Song, "Let us crown Him."
Bible lesson, 100th psalm.
A plea for Africa, Royal Peak.
Reading by president.
God's share of our money, May
The importance of prayer.
Current events, Edwardina Bla
Roll cali and collection.
Song, O'. Zion haste.
Closing ?. ray er.
Sudden Death of Mr. Powell.
Mr. A. S. Powell died very sud
denly from an attack of acute indi
gestion on the afternoon of Thurs
day the 7th ins:. The death of Mr.
Powell was a g*eat shock to his nu
merous friends throughout the
county. He was a Confed
erate veteran, and was a starling
citizen. Mr. Powell went to the
home of his son, Mr. R. W. Powell,
near Johnston on Thursday after
noon to look after a building which
he was having erected near his son's
home. He was suddenly taken with
acute indigestion, and died in a few
minutes before med' al aid could
be obtained. He left .surviving him
his widow, Mrs. Addie Powell, and
the following childreu: R. W.
Powell,Y. M. Powell, Mrs. Maggie
Oibson, Mrs. Effie Holmes, George
T. Powell, Gus Powell, Lawton
Powell, and Misses Bessie Powell,
Nannie Powell and Earline Powell.
Mr. Powell took 3n aciive interest
in all matters concerning the public
welfare, and by his industry and
good management, accumulated a
substantial property. He was a Ma
son, and was a faithful member of
Concordia lodge No. 50 A. F. M.
at Edgefield, S. C. The death of
Mr. Powell is not only a great loss
to the members of his family, but
to his county and state.
Death of Mrs. Bussey.
On last Tuesday morning Au
gust 5, the death angel entered the
home of Rev. P. H. BuBsey, pastor
of Gum Branch Baptist church and
took from it his devoted wife. Mrs.
Bussey had been a patient sufferer
for a mouth and all that medical
skill and loving bands oould do,
was done but to no avail. Death is
always sai but thib one is peculiar
ly sad in that she was a bride of
less than a year. She was preceded
to the grave just one week by her
infant daughter ?Eva Elizabeth.
Mrs. Bussey before her marriage
was Miss Eileen Ouzts, eldest
daughter of Mr. J. P. Ouzts of
Edgefield. Bc "des her devoted and
grief stricken husband she leaves
father, mother, sister and four
brothers to mourn her loss.
Mrs. Bussey has always been a
very earnest and devoted church
worker. Before her marriage she
was leader of the Y. W. A.'s of
Edgefield. Since coming into this
community she has followed up
this work very faithfully and in
this little circie she will be greatly
missed. Though having lived here
but a short while she has endeared
herself to all. Not only will she be
missed in the church but by all who
knew her for to know her was love
her. It is hard to understand why
she was taken but God works in a
mysterious way and some day we
will understand.-Hart? vii le Mes
Intensive Layer in Spite of Hot
Oar friend Ed Byrd of the Pleas
ant Lane section has a hen that
layed two eggs one day last week.
Soon after the hen was placed in a
coop early in the morning an egg
was found in the coop and later in
the day another egg was taken from
the coop. We aie expecting Mr.
Byrd to haye as many orders for
this hen's eggs as Dr. Prescott has
for the Fulghum oat3.
Fulghum Oats for Sale.
Dr. W. E. Prescott advertises his
Fulghum oats in this issue. He has on
ly a limited supply and prefers selling
them to Edgefield farmers to shipping
them elsewhere. He has already filled
some orders which were received from
Georgia and has other orders on hand.
Dr. Prescott sowed six bushels last
fall and threshed 186 bushels, so it is
needless to say that he is highly pleas
ed with the results obtained.
Card of Thanks.
I I take this means of thank ing
my friends for the loyal support
given me in the election last Satur
day. I take this as a strong endorse
ment of my past two years of ser
vice as cotton weigher which will
encourage me to try even harder to
do my duty in the future. Again I
thank you one and all, pledging the
same faithful service for the future
that I have endeavored to give in
J. G. Byr
Three Horses Killed by Light
The annual picnic of the Edge
field Hussars which was held at
Lanham Spring last Thursday was
largely attended and the only thing
that marred the day was the killing
of three valuable horses by light
ning in the afternoon. Early after
dinner a terrific electric storm came
up, lightning striking three horses
belonging to Mr. Warren Fair of
tbe-Horn'8 Creek section, and to
Mr. Ouzts and Mr. Jester of the
Kirksey section of Greenwood coun
ty. Instead of being near large
trees, the horses were tied to small
trees that were not over ?JO feet tall.
Will Board Girls for High
Misses Sophie and Marie Abney
have arranged with the board of
trustees to take girls and young la
dies to board in the graded school
building. This will give young la
dies from all parts of the county an
opportunity to attend the High
School at a minimum of cost. They
will haye the quietude and all of the
advantages of a private home at a
minimum of expense and yet be
near the school. Those who desire
ts. aL; the High School, to
which absolutely no tuition is charg
ed, should communicate w;*h the
Misses Abney at once.
The regular summer term of the
court of general sessions convened
Monday morning at the usual hour,
with the Hon. H. F. Rice of Aiken
as the presiding judge. All of the
court officials were piomptly in
their places but the actual work of
the court was delayed until the af
ternoon on account of the tempora
ry indisposition of Solicitor George
Bell Timraerman. Bj tile afternoon
he had sufficiently recovered to re
sume his regular duties.
The following indictments have
been passed upon by the grand
Willie Jackson violating the dis
pensary law, true bill.
Chester Walker, murder, no bill.
Walter Hill, Clarisa Hill, Aaron
Hill and John Davis, assault and
battery with intent to kill, true
bills as to all except Clarisa Hill,
against whom the charge was an
Joe Grant, murder, true bill.
James Williams, assault and bat
tery with iutent to kill, true bill.
Marshall Curry, violating the
dispensary law, no bili.
General Toney, violating the fish
and ^rame law no bill.
M:HS Bessie Davis, murder, true
Mu ody Lowman, murder, true
The first case called Monday af
ternoon was that against Mr. W.
G. Wo.ii for alleged assault and
battery with intent to kill. Mr.
Wood waa represented by B. E.
Nichols .in, Esq., and the state by
thesolicoor. A verdict of simple
assault was rendered Tuesday.
Mr. H. B. Moultrie was found
guilty U'i'ler the charge of oppres
sion in o iii ce and was recommended
by the jury to the mercy of the
court. Mr. Moultrie appeared in his
own behai i and the solicitor repre
sented the state.
This, Wednesday, morning the
eourt is engaged with the trial of
Mr. Clifton Abney who is indicted
for murder. He is being defended
by Tompkins & Wells and the state
is represented by the solicitor.
Mr. P. N. Lott Made Instructive
Address at Greenville Farm
The farmers' Institutes over the
state are being more largely attend
ed than they were several years ago.
We hope this will be true of the
institute which is to be held at Har
mony, this county, on August 21.
At an institute which was held last
week in Greenville county, Mr. P.
N. Lott of Johnston, the county
demonstration agent was one of the
principal speakers. The Greenville
News mide the following reference
to Mr. Lott's address in its report
of the meeting:
"The first speaker introduced was
Mr. P. N. Lott of Johnston, Edge
field county, who represents the
farm demonstration work of the
United States department of agri
culture and of Clemson college in
that county. The subject assigned
him was "Soil Building." His
text was: "It is a sin to starve
your soil." Mr. Lott's talk dealt
principally with the value of winter
cover crops for building up and
preserving the healthfulness of the
soil. Said he in beginning: I
believe the soil in Greenville coun
ty will produce, with proper man
agement, as abundantly and profit
ably as any other land in this lati
tude." The strategic position oc
cupied by the former in the fabric
of human society he stressed with
telling force. At the very basis of
intelligent and buccessful farming
he stated, had to be a good soil.
The speaker then took up the sub
ject of soil building. Commercial
fertilizers, he stated, would not
build up soil but would only act as
an auxiliary in producing a crop.
"If you use 500'pounds of fertil
izers this year to produce a bale of
cotton," he declared, "you will have
to use seven or eight hundred
pounds next year to produce a bale."
How winter cover crops would con
serve the strength of the soil after
crops have been gathered and built
it up was explained in an interest
ing and intelligent manner. Let
ting lands lie idle during the win
ter months and deteriorate in'
strength, when the planting of
these cover crops would enrich the j
soil, he characterized as a sin a9<
great as one starving his mule, his
cow or his pig.
"In Greenville county, he said, he
had observed a regrettable state of
affairs in the manner in which cot
ton was planted-the rows being
entirely too close together and the'
plant too close together in the
drill. Thousands of acres of cotton
with rows 30 inches apart when they
should be four and six feet, be said
he had seen in this county. The
planting of cotton in rows this wide
apart, he said, would result bene-)
ficially in three days, he stated, aa
follows: (l) will give room for the|
planting of winter cover crops j
while the cotton is maturing, (2)
will make a better grade of cotton
and (3) will result in a bigger yialdj
of the staple. Cotton, he explain-1
ed, is essentially a sun plant and,the!
quality of the staple depends upon
the amount of sun light that gets
to the growing cotton. He drove j
home the truth of his statement by
citing a farm in Saluda county
where a farmer sold a tract of land
because he could not make a living
off it. This laud was purchused by
another farmer who planted cntton
upon it in rows seven feet apart.
Last year, be stated, this farmer
made two bales of cotton to the
acre on this land.
"The latter half of Mr. Lott's
talk was given over to the answer
ing of questions from the audience
as to the planting of winter cover
crops. The scores of questions put
to him by members of the audience
the many farmers who recited
briefly their experiences with win
ter cover crops and the general
round table discussion indulged in
in a highly intelligent manner, was
evidence positive that the speaker's
had not been utteied in vain."
There are two good reasons for
painting often enough or even too
often. One to look prosperous: two,
to be so.
Nothing does one more credit or
gives one more credit than paint,
supplemented of course by what
goes with it; and paint costs noth
True, the first cost is $5 or $6 a
gallon put-on; but it saves more
than that in the property; saves it
from slow going down-not
always slow-it drops with a jump
when water gets in on wood and
Dry wood and iron cost nothing,
kept dry by paint.
Better paint when it needs it.
Paint never goes down in the sense
of being more profitable next year.
Stewart & Kernaghan sells it.
For Weakness and Los? of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tome,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria and buiida up the system. A trite tonia
and si're Anoot?cr. For adulta aad children. 90c.
News From Home About the
From The Charlotte Observer.
Much interest throughout this
section centers in the plans of the
Augusta & Edgefield Railway for
the construction of an electric line
from Augusta, Ga., via North Au
gusta, Ropers, Fdgefield. Pleasant
Lane and Kirksey, Lo Greenwood,
a distance of fifty-five miles, where
connection will be made with the
Greenville, Spartanburg & Ander
son road, which is a part of the
Piedmont Traction Company, as a
Mr. C. W. Requarth,of this city,
president of the Requarth Con
struction Company, will have charge
of the survey and obtaining rights
of-way, according to the prelimina
It is expected that the survey
will be completed in the fall when
contracts for grading, track-laying,
bridges, etc., will be let. There
will be two bridges.one over the Sa
vannah River, at Augusta, and the
other over Turkey Creek; also ter
minal stations, way stations and a
From The Abbeville Medium.
It seems that the people of Edge
field are determined to build a trol
ley line from Augusta via Edge
field, to some point north, Green
wood being, the suggested terminus.
We believe if the people of Abbe
ville would take up the question of
building a line from Donalds, as
suggested by The Medium, and join
.with the Edgefield people they
would be perfectly willing to have
the line come this way. Such a
line would give Abbeville direct
connection with the Interurban,
Donalds, Due West, the Bellevue
section and McCormick. The In
terurban will soon be extended to
Charlotte, and it is believed it will
eventually be extended to Washing
ton. Abbeville needs transporta
tion facilities to as many county
towns as possible, and that would
be a fine beginning. It is doubtful
if the proposition would pay any
dividends for a number of years,
but the indirect benefit to Abbe
ville would amount to considerable.
We hope to see the matter taken
up by the people of Abbeville and
investigated, and if feasible, see it
"I was troubled with constipa
tion and indigestion and spent hun
dreds of dollars for medicine and
treatment," writes C H Hinee, of
Whitlow, Ark. I went to a St.
Louis hospital, also to a hospital in
New Orleans, but no cure was
effected. On returning home I be
gan taking Chamberlain's Tablets,
and worked right along. I used them
for some time and am BOW all
right." Sold by all dealers.
Land in the
for the money is in
the vicinity of Swains
boro, Ga. Prove this to
yourself by coming here
next Wednesday, the 20,
for less than half of reg
ular fare from Augusta,
with 23rd limit.
Augusta at 8:10
And 7:00 p. m.
Don't miss it. Write
me for list and perspec
tive folders if you can't
come. All railway fare
paid if you buy.
R. T. Colson,
Remarkable Cure of Dysenter"
"I was attacked with dysentery
about July 15, and used the doctor's
medicine and other remedies with
no relief, only getting worse all the
time. I was unable to do anything
and my weight dropped from HS
to 135 pounds. I suffered for about
two months when I was advised to
use Chamberlain's colic, cholera anti
diarrhoea remedy. I used two bot
tles of it and it gave me permanent
relief," writes B W Hill of Snow
Hill, N: C. For sale by all d?al?rs.
Go to Bright's and get
you a suit, they are made
better, look better, wear
better, and cost 25 per
cent less than elsewhere.
Ovei 400 samples to
select from. Workman
ship and fit guaranteed.
O. P. Bright
Edgefiele, S. C.
(Formerly the S. C. C. I. of Edgefield, S. C.)
COL. F. N. K. BAILEY, DR. E. C. JAMES,
Superintendent Head Master.
A Christian M litary Institution offering instruc
tion in classical, scientific and commercial courses.
Large new brick buildings, modernly equipped,
Steam Heat, Electric Lights, Hot and cold water
in every room.
If you wish to place your son in a school where
his health will be carefully looked after, his mind
thoroughly trained, and where he will be. taught
habits of obedience, punctuality aud industry, send
him to our institution.
Here each cadet is under the close personal con
trol and watchful care of the teachers from the
time he reaches the school until he leaves for home.
For Catalogue and all information
Bailey Military Institute,
Greenwood, - - South Carolina.
-and jack, don't forget;
I want a Prophylactic Tooth Brush, A
tube of Colgate's Dental Cream, Bottle
of Hudnut's Violet Water, Some Writ
ing Paper and a Box of NUNNALLY'S
You can get ai! cf these at
PENN & HOLSTEIN
Cures OM Sores, Otter Remedies Won't Cara.
The worst CMOS, no matter how long s tan dine
are caird by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Portera Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
Pal? uri Beste at tb? ?ame time. 23c, 90c,$LSM
To Care m. Cold in One Doy
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine It stafs4fad*
Cough and Headache and works off the Cast.
Druggists refund Boner < if it fais to ehre.
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