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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1914
??K. B. E. NICHOLSON.
Old Fashioned Holland,
"Amsterdam is divided hythe
Amstel and numerous canals into
100 small islands, connected by 300
Amsterdam is in many respects a
modern city. But on the morning
after our arrival, we were off at
9:30 o'clock for a day in old fash
ioned parts of Holland. There is no
need of fences here, trendies full
of water take their place. We are
below the level of the sea and not
far from it either! The brave and
persevering Hollanders have driven
back the sea and with their dikes
hold it back. Holland means Hoi
r*nd J?nd. "By the sea, at high
*" ??BS^W?T'may be a difference in
the level of the soil and of the ocean
x>f quite 25 feot or more." This
section is a paradise for ducks. This
ls ducklaud as well as Hatchland.
At 10:35 we reached Broek in
Waterland. We visited the old
church. The pulpit dates from
1635. There ii a bell on the colli-c
tion basket. I suppose this iJ to
awake sleepers and arousi cireless
one9. Thc ladies have the front
Our next village was Monniken
dam. Here and at Amsterdam they
have mirrors so arrauged that ?he
people in a house can see who is ap
proaching on the street.
On this day's trip we saw people
wearing wooden stioes. The men
wear trousers each leg too larg* for
a hobble bkirt. The women's skirts
are not hobble,
We left Edam in a little canal
brtafc? ohe.man pushing the boat by
means of. a pole run from the m^rn
at light angles to the boat. The
mau walked by the canal. A girl
walked in front and guided the
boat by means of a rope. This is
LOI usually done by a girl or wo
man, but this day. July 2, was in
the midst of busy cutting hay time.
From Volendam to Marken we
went in sailboats. Our party went
in three boats. The boat Mrs. Wal
ker and I were \n was the last to
start, but our sailors landed us first.
From hand power boat to wind
power boat. Whatnoxt? Something
modern. From Marken to Manni
kendam by motor boat. Then by
train. We saw a man riding in a
cart drawn by two dogs.
Today instead of the brick and
?tone houses of Scotland and Eng
.and, we saw many wooden houses.
We went into one of the quaint
little homes. The beds were made
in the wall like china closets, two
?tories of them. Of course we saw
windmills. Thev are used for
pimping oat superfluous water. The
following on the water question in
Holland may be of interest:
' The cutting and maintaining of
canals in Holland is one of the chief
fonctions of the Waterstaat, a pub
lic departm-nt that is carried on
u ?der an independent minister ol'
the crown. The reclamation of land
by the drainage of lakes, and by
pushing hack the ?-a, is likewise a
leading feature in the operations of
the Waterstaat. The maintenance
of dikes by the waterstaat forms
another task <?f vital moment. The
annual cost of keeping one of the
larger kind in repair frequently
. J. Pw. Walker. '
MON. J. R. DeLA
Death of Mri. Miner.
Our hearts were filled with irre
pressible sorrow on receiving the
sad intelligence of Mrs. T. D. Mi
ner's death. She passed into the
Great Beyond at 5 o'clock Friday
afternoon, Jan. 2nd. The funeral
services were conducted in the Plum
Branch Baptist Church, of which
she was a member, bv her pastor.
The interment took place in the cem
Mrs. Miner was the second daugh
ter of Mr. Chas. Patterson Holley,
whobe going preceded her only a j
few weeks. She leaves hnr hus-1
band, Mr. Thomas Miner, and four ?
children together with a host of
; friends to mourn her loss.
Mrs. Miner was generally recog
nized as one of tb* beat women in
ail of- the Plu.r.' rJrauch' seouoTrT'
Sb,e began-the Christian life early,
having been consecrated at the age
of twelve. She was a woman of
deep piety 3nd very f .ithful to her
church; attending often when she
was not really physic illy able to du
so. At the lime of h r death, and
fora long time previous, the honored
ami efficient president ?if the Wo
man's Missionary Society of her
Mrs. Miner was much beloved by
all who knew her and the commu
nity at large as well a> her own
church keenly feel that they sustain
a ureat loss, because she possessed
rare virtues, and was a worn in with
great patience,l'oriitu<le and courage.
She had a most lovely disposition,
ev?'n temperara*.3t| and win-otne
manner, charitable toward all, not
only would not critioise'or say any
thing harmful of others but used her
influence to prevent others from
doing so. She lived h T life out in
unselfish service for others and es
ptoia ly or her chil Irei. She had
their ^ritual, as well as their tem
poral welfare at heart. It will not
be soon forgotten how she prayed
and labored in the recent protrated
nie ?ting for the meetiunand for the
co i version of some of her children.
And since, one of her most earnest
request was, "Loved ones pray."
Her faith in her Blessed Redeemer
seemed not to waver, even unto the
last, and her anticipation of the re
ward that awaited her was evideno
ed by her singing, a little while be- 1
fore her departure, "(), to be there "
Cheer np loved ones, hhe is only
waiting for us, weep not, sbe can
not come back to yon, but if you
will live faithfully you can meet her
where parting is no more.
Although she has gone from our
And no more we will hear her
Full well we know she is in
And with the angels does rejoice.
Rejoice that another soul is free,
From the troubles of this life,
And is safely hous'd in paradise,
Beyond tho reach of earthly
G. M. S.
Plum Branch, S. C.
The concert given by the Cres
cent Concert Company certainly
justified the libera! recommenda
tions that preceded them, giving ns
a very clever entertainment. Their
concerted numbers at the begin
ning and close showed tact as well
ts ability.-Bryan (0.) Democrat.
Mt*. Charles Patterson Holley.
For some time an account of Mr.
Holley's death, which occurred
some S to 10 weeks ago at Plum j
Branch, S. C., has been expected to j
be written np by some one, but:
fp'nce this has not been done, I de- j
sire to say a few words in behalf^
of this good man.
I knew him in several respects,
knew one mote congenial, plea^att
and considerate, willing: at all
times to grant any favors that j
might be in his power.
As a citizen, I understand he)
stood for the riaht. A* a soldier j
he fought bravely for his country, i
I ) u r i ii g my acq uain tan ce w i t h B r* * * ?
Holley- h?- inj pressed- mc .i? ./. t
deeply interested in his church.-As :
a Christian he rranifested a spirit
ual tone in truth, his words and ac
tions. A conversation on reliyious
matters was a real pleasure to him.
lie often ass ired me that he was
prepared and anxious to meet his
Mr. Holley died in his Y9tl year.
He lived the early part of his life j
i ear Aiken, S. C. The remainder.
in portions of Edgelield ounty, I
principal ly at Domville and Plum'
Thre? children survive him, Mis.
J. H. Bracknell, Plum Branch, Mr. ?
- Holley, Parksville, Mr.-j
Holley of McCormick. His daugh
ter, Mrs. T. D. Miner only a few .
days igo followed bim to hi; re-,
Plum Branch, S. C.
After their regular business ses
sion in their lodge room last Friday
night the Masons enjoyed their ai .
nual oyster feast which was served
in the Adams hall. As each member
of Concordia lodge had the privi
lege of inviting a lady, there were
nearly a score of ladies present. The
ouoaMoh wai etceedingly pleasant,
the Masons on this occasion, a
heretofore, proving themselves lo
tie charming hosts.
Johnston Oil Mill Destroyed
Johnston, Jan. 12.-Today at 10
o'clock lb- plant of the People's
Cotton O I company was destroyed
b.v fire. The cottonseed house and
cotton gin were saved. The cause of
the fire i* said to have been a'hot
box. AM the raachinerv, several
toni of me il and about 60,000 gal
lons of oil were also destroyed, the
?moke from the oil making it quite
difficult to save the other buildings, j
The loss is estimated at between
140,000 and $50,000 with about
120,000 ins-- . iee. The office and
all book- the company were
Av ideal Woman's Laxative, j
Who wants to take cal ts or castor j
oil, when there is nothing better;
than Dr. King's iN'ew Life Pills fori
all bowel trouliles. They act gently
and nat ural ly on the stomach and
aver, stimulate and regulate your
bowels and tone up the entire sys
tem. Price 25c. At all druggists. H
B.icklen & Co. Philadelphia or
G. M. Sexton.
J. H. COURTNEY.
News Letter From the Universi
ty of South Carolina.
The Rpcond annual high school
athletic and oratorical contest wM
vbe_he)d at tho nniversily o f Sot ih
Carolina on April 23 and 24. Over
95high schools are to participate
in the meeting this year. Any in
formation in regard to the meet ma\
be had from Prof. R. C. Burts,
G.eenville, S. C. All participants
will be guests of the student body
of the university.
The university of South Carolina
resumed work Monday, January 5,
afer ten days of reBt for the holi
SThe mid year examinations are
only two weeks off now, and the
students are working bard in ordtr
?.?-be ready for them.
'?V;;!i Jio oonv-enmg'of the legis
latnre in the city Tuesday the stu
dents of the university will (or the
next forty days be afforded ample
opportunity lo observe the working*
of our law makers.
The university was well repre
sen'ed at the student volunteer
meeting held in Kansas city during
Preparations for the celebration
of Founders' day at the university
are well advanced A meeting of
the general alumni association will
be held un that date.
Two well known educators have
been secured to speak on Founders'
day. Charles L. Raper, dean of the
graduate school and professor of
econ?mica at the university of
North Carolina, who is at present
studying economic conditions in
South Carolina, wilj speak in the
afternoon. Dr. Geo. H. Denny,
president of the University of Ala
bama, one of the best known educa
*QW of the south, will speak in the
evening of the 15th.
Dr. Josiah Morse, professor of
philosophy, was elected vice presi
dent o.' the Southern Soeiety of
Philosophy and Psychology, which
met in Atlanta during the holidays.
The New Year Sealed.
We know not what God holds in
Nor what his will for each may
As pass we through at other door
- Of life's untraveled mystery.
We know not if this year may lead
To shade or sunshine, joy or woe,
To thorny road, or flowery mead
Whilst yet we tarry here below.
We know not: but 'tis good to feel
We cannot pass from out His
Upon His own. God sets His seal.
And He doth keep them every
Then let us now, with heart at rest,
Start bravely forth on patliB un
Our Father pians for each the best,
And He most surely will pro
The Crescent Concert Company
gave one of the best concerts that
has ever been presented here. Each
individual number was finely ren
dered and the company numbers at
the beginning, middle and close
were greeted with such applause as
to give evidence of the audience's
appreciation.-Corning (Mo) Mir
Week of Prayer Observed by
Missionary Society. Tem
perance Service. Miss
The week of prayer was observed
here during the past week by the
women of the missionary society of
the Baptist church, the senior and
junior Y. W. A., the Sunbeams and
Royal Ambassadors, each taking a
part. Tlie theme for the week wa?
''Permanent missionary equipment/'
and very helpful as well as most in
teresting programs were carried out
each afternoon. On last Sunday
morning, the pastor, Dr. A. T. Kintr
/lelivered a forceful sermon, and in
the afternoon the servies was in
charge of Mrs. W. J. Hatcher, the
subject being *'Th? Master build
er;" Mrs. A. T. King conduct d
the meeting of Monday afternoon,
the subject "Caring lor our own,"
and on Tuesday, Mrs. James White
had for the discussion, "Work in
behalf of women." An open meet
ing was held on Wednesday evening
in lieu of the regular prayer meet
ing and "'China" was the theme.
Mr. S. J. Watson gave a talk using
this subject, and papers were pre
pared by Mesdames L. C. Latimer,
W. J. Hatcher and L. Sheppard
Sawyer. Mrs. Estelle though, who
has been recently appointed state *
ti cid i. issi un arv .vas present and
made a ?hort talk. She said she
thought it peculiarly fitting that
with her labors beginning this week,
first talk should be made at John
eton, which she loved and would C
always claim as home. On Thurs- '
day af tem jon, Mrs. O. D. Black ?I
arranged a very interesting meeting c
with the subj ct, "Churches abroad" '
and on Friday afternoon Mesdames c
P. C.. Stevens and S. J. Watson, ?
jointly rond neted the meetingVsnU ' I
ject, "'Preparing the preachers.'* c
Tlie offc ring of the mission societ.\ v
?'mounted to something over $100. ?
On Satuiday, the junior Y. W. A's, I
Sunbeams, and R. AV held their
meetings, Mrs. W. J. Hatcher, the ri
leader of the first two mentioned. I
and Mesdames Stevens and Watson 'I
the latter, the senior Y. W. i ., t'
having Sunday afternoon for j their I:
time of meeting. The offerings of
the young people's societies were
excellent, but cannot, as yet be re
ported as all the envelopes have
not been given in. 4
The collection of the classes of
the Baptist Sunday school, for the p
last quarter of 1913 amounted to ,
Thursday of this week is d?sign?t- v
jd as National constitutional prohi- "
bition amendment day, to be ob- w
nerved by all white rtbboners as a
Jay of fasting and prayer. Special p
iervices will be held that evening ,l:
?t 7:30 o'clock in the Lutheran c
shurch participated in by Revs. t|
M. L. Rester, G. C. Hutchinson
md Dr. A. T. King. Rev. Huiohin- v
iou viii Bpeak on "Individual a,
Dr. G. D. Walker entertained
wiih a stag supper on Saturday Bj
evening, 14 of his friends being ?
present, the honor guests being
Mr. James Huiet, of Florida, and
Mr. Furman Mobley, of Illinois.
Mrs. Lucy McLennahas returned
from a visit to Mrs. Gardener, at
Mrs. V. E. Edwards is at home 1
from a visit to tier parents at Salu- n
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wright en 8
tertained with a dining last week. *
Rev. J. E. Cl im, of Liberty, has '
been spending a few divs here with s
hit? mother, Mrs. Lizzie Crin?. 8
The Danu biers of the Confedera- *
cy have offered a prize to the pupil '
of the High School, who will write '
the best essay on "South Caroli- \
na's part in the Confederacy." 1
Mrs. Rambo of Augusta spent [
last week at the home of her fa- 1
Iber, Mr. J R. Hart. 1
Mr. and M r.s. A. W. Goodyear J
are spending this week in Augusta
Rev. and \lrs. G. A. Wright arc ,
at home from Dillon where they ?
were guests of their daughter, Mr*. t
Harrison during the holidays. }
Miss Zena Payne entertained with (
a 6 o'clock tea on Wednesday af- i
ternoon for Mrs. Jack Milne, oi i
Chattanooga, and present were a -
few of tlie warra f rie ds of th? i
honoree. The chief decorations used j
were violets, in the two colors, the i
centerpiece of tue tea table being a
large bowl of these fragrant bios
nomi. The candles were shaded in
these colors, and the place cards
had violets on them.
Mrs. Mary Collum has returned
from Augusta, where she visited
her daughter, Mrs. W. O. Scott.
MM. Kate Crouch is at heme
from a three week's visit to her
niece, Mrs. Walter Hendrix.
Mi?s Frances Strother entertain
ed with a bridge whist party on
Friday evening, and an enjoyable
evening was had by those present.
Delightful refreshments were serv
ed after cards were laid aside.
Mrs J. VV. Browne gave a din
ner party on Thursday for Mrs.
.lack Milne, and several friends
were present to enjoy the pleasures
uf the day.
Mrs. M. R. Wright was hostess
for the Pi Tau club on Wednesday
afternoon, and the houn were ra >st
pleasantly spent by all present. Re
freahments, in two courses were
Miss Daisy Sawyer bas gone to
Camden lo visit in the home of her
brother, Dr. Frank Sawyer.
Mis. E. R. Mobiey left on Tues
lay for Auburndale, Fla., to spend
?wo months with ber parents, Mr.
ind Mrs. A. J. Mobiey.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Norris and
Vf isa Eliza Mims, of Edgefield,
ipent Sunday at the home of Mr.
VI. I. Norris.
Mrs. Wolfe, or Augusta, is the
,'uest of Miss Mallie Waters.
Death of Mr. W. H. Briggs.
Anoiher Confederate veteran who
nade a record for gallantry in the
3ivil war ha? passed over the river.
>Ve refer to Mr. W. H. Briggs who
lied at bis home in the lower part
>f the county last Friday. The
mrial took place 'at Mt. Lebanon
burch the following day, the funer
al, being .conducted by Rev. P. B.
janharn. M,rrt?riggd^w?r? member -
>f Dot bm Methodist ob arch. He
vas one of the oldest members of
? n old and honored Edgefield fami
v. ile leaves ono brother, Mr.
ohn liriygs, one sister, Min. Ern
?n Roper, four sons, T. H., W. H.,
?. O. and G. A. Briggs, and three
aughters, Mrs. Llewellyn Hamil
nn, Mrs. J. D. lluyhcy and Miss
renie Vii ggs.
News of Parkaville.
Misses Eva and Norma Brown
rent to McCormick Monday.
Mr. Bob Parks has moved to
'arksville, to the delight of his
elatives and friends here.
Little Misses Mattie and Jo-tie
Ia?* Cartledge spent last Friday
itrhi with little Miss Roby Black
We are glad to note that two
'arksville girln, Misses Eva Brown
nd Marie Blackwell, were win. ers
f prizes in the recent contests of
ie county papers.
The school children of Parks
ille presented their teachers, Mr.
nd Mrs. 0. C. Shealy, with a eil
er berry spoon at Christmas.
Mr. J. J. Dorn, of Columbia, is
pending a while with his mother,
1rs. Sallie Dorn.
Jan. 12, 1904.
Operate Twa Stores.
We cVl attention to the adver
iseme*it o' the E. .?I. Andrews F.r
itare Company of Augusta in ihif
isue. Tni? oom any has two huge
tores on Broad street, Nos. 972 and
299. An Edrefield yoariir ram, Mr.
Vyatt H. Hammond of the Colliers
ection, is employed in the uiper
tore. Mr. Hammond will be p e?s
. I to h-tve his many friends from
ifferem parts of the county see
mn when they are iu Augusta. Ky
>neraiing two stores, this oom pa iy
g enabled to purchase in Urge
I nanti ties fi ora the leading ?factor
es and can therefor? mike very
:lose piio.-s. Everything that is car
ded in au np-to'date, weH-at -oked
u rn i tu rc *tor? can b i fnnnd a e ; rer
i.e lo wei or upper stoie Ai the upp< r
i.ore in add.iion t > me large as
sortment of furniture, a complete
issortnv.mt of fanners' hardwire is
?rrieil. We have known th ra m
vhomanaiTi the E M And w*
Jo m pa ny for a long time and do
i >t hesita e to recommend 'tb ra LO
,he Edgefield people as being
.traighlforward and ntrictly honest
in all of their dealings. Do not for
Tit to call on Mr. Hammond ai the
upper store when in Augusta.