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VOL. 78. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, A'CVrKHR 12.1913 NO.30
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JOHNSTON LETTER.
Memorial Day Observed
Mary Ann Buie Chapter.
Miss Zena Payne Enter
tained W. C. T. U.
Sunday May lu, Memorial D
was observed here by the Mary Ai
Kuie chapter, D. of C., and on Sa
day evening a union service w
held in the opera house a lat?
gutheriug being present to pay tn
ute to the heroes of the O?'s. Tl
? stage was decorated in red an
white lillies and roses, and the Co
federate Mag was in evidence. Re
G. T. Hutchenson presided and tl
exercises opened with Onwai
(Christian soldier," the choirs of tl
various churches juging. Tl
scripture lesson was read by Ret
Rester, Kev. Hutchenson offerin
the prayer. '"Marylaud. my Man
land," was beautifully played by tb
orchestra. The address was made b
Dr. A. T. King, who used as li
theme "The Confederate soldier,
the discourse being a very fine on
and especially beautiful were hi
closing remarks. "The son of Go
goes forth tn war," sung by th
choirs, closed thc exercises.
On Saturday evening at 6 o'clock
the school children assembled a
the campus and gathering up th
garlands of Howers; marched to iii
cjmetery near by and decorated th?
igiMve.*' of the .Confederate soldiers
*'For those of us who linger, nan gb
remains,
Hut floral tributes for our ?ler
dead.
The pure, proud record of theil
fame to g/iin,
And to train our children to . e
vere their ?ead."
Mrs. M. K. Wright has returnee!
from Kno wi ton's hospital and her
igj^PjflPj fj?iqfids axe pleased -to kn?v
that she has improved.
Kev. (-i. A. Wright suffered :i
third stroke ol paralysis on Sunday
morning, and is now ii: a critical
state.
Mrs. W. I?. ();;/.!s has gone to
Teniile, Ga., to visit ie. the borne
of her father, Mr. Smith.
Mrs. Frances Williams h:x< re
turned from Bennetwsviile, where
she visited friends.
Dr. F. L. Parker has returned
from a week's stav in Jacksonville,
Fla.
Miss Ella Mobley has gone to
Saluda to visit her cousin, Mrs.
Will Crawford.
Mis. F. M. Boyd is in Spartan
burg this week attending the state
federation of women's clubs.
Mrs. James White and Miss Hal
lie White who have been in S par
tait burg, enjoying the musical fes
tival, will remain ii: tie* city until
alter tile federation, whjie there
being guests ol' Mrs. Chas. Gould
Mrs. Ai. M. Stewart is spending
a few weeks herc in thc hume ol
lier daughter, .dis. jj ?yd.
Mr. and Alis. J. Iv. Alien were
visitors here last week.
Mesdames .I. A. Loll and A.P.;
Lewis attended the Inter-denomina- \
al Sunday school convention at '
ridgefield last week.
Mrs. Tom Milford and children
have gone to Atlanta for a visit to !
the former s parents.
Mrs. Frank Warren, of Lawton,j
Mich., returned with Col. and Mr?.
F. M. Warren, from Jacksonville, !
and will spend some lime with'
them.
Mr. C. F. Pech man' is spending .
awhile rn Columbia under medica! i
treatment.
Tue W. C. T. I", met * J n Friday !
afternoon, with Miss Zena Payne
and a very good meeting was held,
Mrs. T. li. Denny, president, pre
siding. Excellent pap?is were read
by Mesdames M. A. Huiet and P.
Ii. Waters, Jr., arrangements were
made to participate in the picnic
?linner that is to be spread for the
inmates of the County Home by
the various unions in June.
Among tiiose to attend the C. C.
V. re-union were Messrs W. T :
Walton, Whitlock, Russell Wright,
O. S. Wert/., G P. Cobb. Miss Sue
Sloan, Mrs. Mattie Perry, Dr. and
Mrs. C. F. Strother.
Although second Sunday in June
is entered on the church calendar
as children's dav, tbjs happy event i
was observed by the members ol'!
the .Methodist Sunday school ot, j,
May lu, and the exercises were h
beautiful, ?j.each selection being j:
bright and inspiring. Mother's day ' :
wa* aUo ?riven proper tribute in l
observance, and bea uti fid AV h i
paper flowers were used in the dt
orations about the pulpit. The Iii
children's day had was in a Sundi
school at Chelsea. .Mass., on 2i
Sunday in June f&57 of whu
church. Kev. Chas. Hall Leonar
was pastor. Daring that year the
was such response and end?rseme
that it was deem rd wise to fix tl
day as a permanent festival.
Ji seemed that Mottler's Day w:
observed by all on Sunday May li
for every one, young and old. woi
a white bio: -om to pay tribute 1
mother, whether living or dead. 1
show forth their love and honor f<
her.
The orchid and the rose were di
carded
Ay, and even the sw 'et violet,
Por to-day sees the wbite carnatio
In the crown of mother love se
Some wealth which they owe t
mother,
That the world has never guest
ed,
Whose sign is the white carnatio
That lies <>n each loyal breast.
Misses Ruby and Willie Glove!
are guests of Misses Alma and Bel
th a Woodward.
The New Century Club met will
Mrs. ET. D. (xrant on Tuesday al
ternoon and several points of inter
est were discussed during the busi
ness seseion, and plans were mad
lortlie observance of ' Peace day,'
and the program committee will ai
range an appropriate order of e.vr
uise. 'Measure for measure" was tin
pl y studied and Miss Kva l?ushtoi
w.:.> teacher.CurrentieveiitStwere ~?v
an by Mrs. P. N. Lol I* Tuen: wcr<
several visitors present during tin.
social half hour, and the hostest
served a tempting repast.
Dr. A. T. King has sr ?ne tc
Nashville. Tenn , to attend the min
sters conference, which will be in
ies>iou until the 2Uth. There will be
Vifcpreac.iiir.g at the oap- ist church
)ii Sunday the 17th.
The commencement sermon "?
Jie liiuii School will be preached
lere on Sun-lay morning May 81,
md the school exercises will occu
py the two following evenings.
F roi'. I). Wistar Daniels of Clemson
College, will deliver the address be
fore the graduates.
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. (.Hark enter
tained with a dining the firs? ?d' the
A eek and present w re Mr. and Mrs
Lawrence Yonce and Mr. E. B.
L>asher.
Mr. |:nd Mrs. Louis Hardy, of
savannah, have Leen visiting in the
lome of Mr. J. W. Hardy.
Winthrop College Scholarship
and Entrance Examination.
The examination for the award
?!' vacant scholarships in Winthrop
! "?liege; and for ii:'- admission of
i w students will be held ai the
...uni;, court hon>e on Friday, July
at a. m. Applicants must liol
>? los than sixteen years of age.
IVhen scholarships are vavaut after
?illy they will 1?'* awarded to
,hose tnakinir the highest average at
his examination, provided they
neet the conditions governing the
ivar!. Applicants for scholarships
thould write to President .Johnson
'afore the examination foi scliolar
iliip blanks.
Sch'dnrships ar" worth .>'!.'!; and i
'ree tuition. The next session will
?..en September l?, 1914. For
'urlher information and catalog,
iddress President D. B. Johnson,
Rock lliil, S. C.
-.Of?- -
Death of B. P. Covar.
15. P. ?"ovar died last night at his I
lome on the Dri ller's ferry road in
Lexington county, about midway
between Lexington and Irmo. Mr.
Co var lived on the farm of D. K.
Klird and was employed as overseer,
[ic was about 7o years of age. At
.ne lime he was a deputy sheriff of
Edgelieid county. Ile married Miss
S'ora Cleekley,of Lexington county.
Mr. Eli rd was attending the
greenville horse show yesterday,
)ii? .?)>oii being informed of Mr.
Jovai"s death last night he (eft
5 reen viii?; for home, passing
through Columbia this morning.
Columbia Record.
Mr. Covar's body was brought to
Sd gefiel d and interred Saturday
norning. Ile leaves besides his
vite and son. four sisters, Mrs
Sella Paul, Mrs. M |tl?c Dorn, Miss ?
[da Covar .-md Mrs. Willie liritt, j
md two brothers, Messrs. A. F?.
md A. T. Cu var.
GEORGIA LETTER.
Uncle Iv Morgan Writes In
teresting Letter. Wanted'to
See Deestrict School of
Long Ago.
Den- OM Advertiser: I have
been wanting to send you a few
?lots for sometime, but have not
felt like writing for the last three
weeks on account of not feeling
very well. I am about all r-iirht
again. Anyway I am feeling bet
! ter, and as to-day is the day for
[your weekly visit, I decided to
?commence jost as soon as I had.
j breakfast. I guess the moon is
! about to change as the weather has
made a considerable change, :ind:
this morning a fellow that has none
too much iron in his blood from
aire or disease feels better with bis
coat on. ?he day before yesterday
he would have felt better and more
comfortable without a shirt if he I
could have stood lo be baked by
the sun. Coats have been laid aside
for tiie last two wecKs, and in some
eases shoes but the sand especially,
about noon and in the evening, has
begun to make the ants hurry up.
When they t ome lo the top of the
ground with their little lump of
moist s.ind or clay and get back,
the barefoot boys and girls I im
agine make shorter and quicker
steps. Cotton chopping is now in
full blast and so far I hear no com
plaint as to ilia stand. Corn is
about re idy for the second plowing
.!i.d the farmers areal it soon and
?ale. riiey tell tn" that this month
is tiie time to put in full time so
that when June comes in the work
will not bc so regular or pushing.
The lirsi of July the work in the
crops is about through. Of course
it is new to us whj came here last
winter and had. been accustomed to
work right on tili fodder was? about
r-.;dy to pull. Well, so far I don't
see that our move was a mistake, if
lhere has been a mistake il was in
not coming here or somewhere else
yeftrs ago. Now 1 want lo be un- '
derstood. I du nut advise anyone
to move here or anywhere else till j
t iiey li ? st, e?) and see with their own
eyes and use their own judgment.
??ut J do say that a< far as ? am
aide to judge at this time there are
a encl many families that 1 know
of who own their lands are making
a mistake in working the lands they
own and getting poor rm urns for
their labors. They could pay a|
reasonable; rent on some land I see I
and know ol and have more at the
close of thc year. Yes, lhere arel
disadvantages to contend with,
mostly m the matter of schools, j
loit from what I can hear that isl
fast passing away, and will soon be
a thing of ihe past from one simple
fact, and that is the landowners are
b ginning lo realize lliat intelligence
c.mitts tor some.lung even on thu
farm, it is nothing uncommon for
some of the large landowners lo.
even a build s school house for the
benefit of their renters, children]
(wh.le of course.) In fact I have
talked with one of them and have j
heard of others. While on ;his?
subject I want, to say that not very j
far from where I now live there is j
aman who last year bought six
thousand acres of land and now
proposes tu cut it up in [rom twen
ty-fi v?j to two hundred cere tarms
and colonize it with good while
families. He says most positively
that 'ne will not sell one foot of it '?
to anyone who is not a sober and
upright man and that he intends!
making it his business to know lie-j
fore he sells to them. Further than j
thai, he says that with bis own !
money he propeses to build a goo IJ
church and school building for the
benefit of those to whom he sells.
Were I to write or call his natue ii
would be very familiar to a good
many ridgefield people. I may later
tell his name but not now.
Well, what was my surprise to
lid a ?etter from a Mr.i T. R Get
?en of Wad ley one day last week
asking me to visit hun on last Sat
urday. I went and who should it
be but a son of Capt. Thomas Get
sen and a grandson of Old Fatner
ur .Sam Geizen, a Baptist preacher
and my mother's brothel. To say
that I enjoyed being in his family
would bc putting it rather mildly.
I found him to be a man that every
one seemed to like ;md had all con
fidence in: a leader in church and
Sunday school work. Yes, I cer
tainly enjoyed being with bim and
for the first time m ninety-six
months I heard a sermon by a
sionary Bap'.ist. I have nothinj
say asrainst other Christian den
inations. I know of some ti
people of other denominations
have hear! a Presbyterian, Metl
ist.and Primitive Baptist since
ipg here and enjoyed their
mons, but tile sermon I heard
Sunday I must confess I did en
most.
; ;;While in the town of Wadh
nivt a Mr. May whose parents cf
from Edgefield county veirs :
from near little Stevens cr
.md. is a relative of Airs. M
VVates of your town. II?; told
that his father or grand father \
once Sheriff of Edgefield county,
was with him a few minutes, i
he said Hiram and Charley X
vere either his cousins or uncles
?fj?^ret which. Wad ley is in Jell
sol: county and fenced off to its
Tm^acconnt of the citizens voti
^bejstock law. or no fence they c
it. The Inst name I think sn
best for there wasn't much fenci
except the pastures, but wheat a
oats just acres of them and prom
iifg prospects for a good crop
?a?h. 1 saw a field of wheat tl
must have l>een sown since Chri
mas or late last fail. There mi
have been ii ? ty or sixty acres in t
wild and it just beginning to hen
?ti**as about hip high ami is
ffjSlii till it looked blue.
Weil, what do you thinks j gut
.letter from some "in1 up in Eds
field wanting to know it' the une
j^S'changed down here. Did y<
ever? Well, it chanties alunit on
in two ilion i hs was my reply to ii;
<jj<nas.tioii. Why let me tell all wi
don't know about tilings down
Geon- ii ! h i! lin' MU? rises_ in tl
j?usJ/and sets in the West and ll
moon ch;:riges livre j'isi ??io- it do
up lhere, if any di tl".'renee a ii:;
just al this li,ne rain
co-n: and cotton need work.
Mr. Editor, should you see I
W. Dobeyteil him i got his nie
sage y estel day about going to Me:
ico and just say to him I ain't
ii vine. I came on from my son
(Bub) yesterday I caine a near wa
and found n ditch that will hid
11 Miry and me all right and. if und
Sim should call on us just you com
d wn and we will lake to thai dite
or Al?galo r's den, that [ got enougl
of war nearly fifty years ago, am
propose to let the fellows who toa
something else in their hip pocket
b-side a ' tie or handkerchief g<
and try t ''.and. If the Mcxi
cans clean oem up we who hav?
had a taste of war will elect Mur
by or B?falo Bill to lead us ami
v\e. too will then help uncle Sam
uphold hi< dignity. But let ta.
s! :gs have first chance and il nee -
s rv the old roosters will put ??i
the gaffs ?:ii?r.
Look herc man I don't '.vant. t<
monopolize your whole issi e bul
II mt --ay a little about your Dees
trick Skule. Had ! been in Edge
ll -td county I certainly would have
?? ?en lhere. \\ hy, Sir. I could just
i ; H agi ne I was there and could see
George Evans knocking the flies
m? his bald head where the tiies had
d ithered to get a taste of the mo
lasses that that devilish Mack Simp
kins had dropped oil his head while
ii^ was laking his noon nap, and lo
s.e Mr. W. B. Couburn balancing
uu his arms trying to ger the peg
from the ground and to see A. S.
Tompkins Straddle Brooks Mason's
neck in a game of !eii> frog. Oh,
yes, I could i maui ne just almost
anything and then my mind wau
de red back to my "school-boy days
ind i lived over again those days
;ind called to mind incidents that
occurred that can never be forgot
ten. I thought of Schoolmates of
both sexes, and of the boys but few
are living now. Quite a number
gave their lives in defence of their
homes and Ho buried on the battle
field. All have pissed thc meridian
of life and are now on the sunset
side. In lt?iil lhere were about
forty or forty-five boys who attend
ed school at the old Liberty Acade
my just a mile South of the town
of Parksviile and to-day I can
count those wiio arc living on my fin
ger. Vet with all that, I like to go
hack to those days in my tn ind and
play the games played in those days
and take a look into the eyes of thc
girls and think of the thousand and
one things and live over again
those days. Then I draw in the
wanderings of my-inim) and coin
pare the boys and girls of those
days with the boys and girls of tho j
present and though I admit thu
th?; advantages of to-day are much
better, yet with all these things. I
see boys and girls do ami say things
?in this day that the boys and girls
j of the old school days would blush
to do or .say. Ami right or ami
j dreaming? When I was a boy T
j made my own pop-gun, but now T
lam sorry to say some carry in the
hip pocket or somewhere on their
' person not a pop-gun. I wont, say
what, I am sorry for the boy who
can't wear his pants without some
thing in his hip pocket. Weli, J
hear a boy say how about the girls?
Well, yes, justa few words and the
?dd man will stop. 1 remember
how fond the girls were of sweet
gum and how their eyes would
sparkle when her boy classmate
would hand hera lump of-that i
precious gum that he spent quite ai
j while in getting for his-yes, his
j sweetheart. Do they chew sweet-j
?gum now? Home few do, but am
?sorry to say some chew the end of a
stick after that has been dipped in
a box of what-I leave you to
I guess.
No all the boys and girls are not
like those mentioned. No thank
j (?od there are as noble boys and
girls to-day as ever lived. Aro you
I <>nn of the noble . ;.es. Boys and
( ri rib "r Love lo all from
! l ucie Iv.
A Story for the Children.
Little Connie Max, Mrs. Stebbins1
j little five-year-old girl, was sitting
on the back door steps eating a
pince of pie, wheti >h" thought that
she heard music, down under the
big shady tree, at the edge of the
woods. I have heard abont fairies
she said to herself, and they say
that tiiey live in the woods away
from common folks, 1 would like I
j to see them.
Lo. Connie went dewn the'p??h. j
climbed over the fence, and seeing
a large bed of violets under the I
?nady tree, began plucking the!
I! >w??rs. Oh. they are too lovely fort
anything, she murmered. Suddenly
there caine a burst, ol musis from I
somewhere, and looking up, Connie j
saw lovely creatures moving about, j
One of these little fairies came to
ward !u.-r and asked her what she !
v. ished.
"I want to see all the fairies andi
the fairy queen, too," Connie said
Tue fairy took her by the hand, and
said: "I will lead you to our fairy j
palace, and will take you to our]
i| c eu " When Connie cam? into !
tue palace, where til'' queen was!
s'tliug on her th rone, wi th her maids
0 honor all around uer, she was so j
much dazzled by what she saw and !
1 vi'- l that sue could scarcelv nu
s vcr the queen who spoke t<? her
a ?1 ba ie her come ti. ar, ami asked
h *r some questions.
riu* queen then told two fairies
> Iver-Leuf and Gohh-n-Berry, to
i ike charge ol' Connie Max ami
make lier feel happy. So the fairies i
! ..>!; Connie and brought robe? to
pu on her, that she might join with!
them iu their plays and not look
difiere i t from the others.
They a ll had a mern time togeth
er. The queen had cake, strawberry j
icecream and ambrosia prepared!
f r them, am ail the tim- tile fairy |
b ind was playing the most beanti
tal music.
When the queen thought ti:" j
I a i ries and Connie hail enjoyed j
themselves to theil heart's content.!
stie sent little Connie home with an j
escort of fairies, and Connie took
her seat on .the steps, and thought
of all the lovely things she had
.-cen. Soon her mama cime ont and
said to her, were yon asleep, Connie
dear? Come to supper.
Verbena, j
Johnston, S. C. R. F. I).
Child Cross? Feverish? Sick?
A cross, peevish, listless child,
with coated tongue, pale, doesn't
sleep; eats something very little, ?
then again ravenously; stomach
sour, breath fetid; pains in stomach,
with diarrhoea; .grind:? teeth while
asleep, and starts up with terror
all suggest, a worm killer-some
thing that expels worms, ami a!mos! ;
every child has them. Kickapoo j
worm killer is needed. Get a hov ;
to-day. Start at once. Vou won't!
have to coax, as Kickapoo worm
killer is a candy confection. Expels j
the worms, the cause ol your child's
trouble. 25c al your druggist.
WELL MANAGED FARM.
County Demonstration Agent
P. N. Lott Practices on His
Farm What he Preaches
to Others.
A short i.ime ago it was the priv
ilege of the editor of The Adverti
ser to spend some time in the home
.>f Mr. P. >i. Lou, the county de
monstration agent. Heine: actively
interested in fanning, we not only
passed the time ver3r pleasantly so
cially but very profitably as well,
instead of being a theorist and
dreamer. Mr. Lott is a practical,
successful farmer. What he ad
vises and urges bis fellow farmers
to do as he visits nere and there he
I has already proven on his own farm.
In the matter of seed selection, fer
tilization, preparation of seed bed,
I cultivation, rotation, cover crops.
.* oiI buildiog,be has proven by actual
test or experiment just what he
s ivs. Many farmers know this,
and that is why they so willingly
i ike to bis suggestions.
Winter Cover Crops.
Mr. Lott had when we were at
his home the finest crop of wheat,
oats and vetch that we have ever seen
grow. Thc stand was good and in
spite of the prolonged drought he
will harvest a very large yield of
I he best stock feed obtainable. I n
addition to this there will be left
above ground a coat of vegetable
matter that wilt improve the char
acter of the soil. And beneath
ground tho vetch has stored away a
II jan ti ty "?' nitrogen which although
i.ot visible to the eye will bring
profitable results'in the increased
j .cid of ci tion that will follow.
'! brough the co-operative plan Mr.
J.utt purchased hundreds of pounds
L:' vetch seed last fail for farmers at
a very low ligure and stands ready
l-.- a/oibl irv:iu again n.-.xi l;J,i in ob;
t lining seen for their coy?r crops.
We wish every farmer in the coun
ty could sec Mr. Lou's fields of
vetch in ! flower.
Sto:k anci Pasturage.
Mr. Lott is righi abreast .>( the
times in in the matter of fenc
ing h:s fields .;.! i having CT tai M
plots sowed tu Bi rm ida ;_r.i>s. Af
ter razing in on" enclosure for a
time he eau utirt: iii- dairy cattle on
i;ther fields, lo the lal! hu so ?vs
legumes in soire enclosures near his
lot in order that his cows- may have
lite proper green food tn winier and
early spring. As a result of this
?iud o? management his cows are
kept in the best of condition at a
minimum of expense. The. quality
of the milk and cream is also supe
rior to that taken from neglected
cows or fruin cows Lhat are well
ted bul not upon the proper diet,
bruin his own experience Air. Loi*
eau advise and ii.struct ochers just
what is cheapest ami best in pro
viding for the dairy.
Heavy Horse Fever.
Another thing thai arrested our
attention was the heavy draft mules
Ui be seen 11 i .Mr. Lou's barnyard.
He has improved machiucry which
in some instances is necessarily very
heavy. In order lo i blain thc very
best results, ami iou lu relieve the
heavy strain from thu beasts, of
burden, ?ic uv, us uoihiut; hut very
heavy mules. These he linds con
Mime b'U lillie more food than tue
?mall mules. Mr. Lou realizes
from actual experience the value of
having adequate horse-pu wer ou the
farm.
Rotation of Crops.
Mr. Lou follows a regular sys
tem ol rotation of crops on his
I arm, which, instead of constantly
impoverishing the soil as the one
crop system docs, is the means of .
constantly adding to its fertility.
Ile has learned that proper rota
lion, together with a liberal plant
ing of leguminous: crops, ?s the
cheapest way of putting vegetable
matter in the soil. This is one of
the things that be urges in his work
dong the line of soil building.
Fruits and Nuts.
In addition to tho regular field
crops, Mr. Lott, gives due attention
to ids orchard, providing staple
fruits of the best quality for ihe
household. Several years ago he
grew peaches fur marke:, but found
that unprofitable, as th? shippers
are g?nerai.y completely ai the
mercy ol ?.he cummissiun me;i ol.
the large enies.
Mr. Loti bas a larne ;.? can ?.?rove
(Continu.j j on page four)

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