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Visited Power House.
Messrs. A. A. Edmunds, R. TI.
Parks, E J. Minis and J. E. Minis
went down to tho Georgia-Car? di na
power house on the Savannah Sat
urday. They made the journey in
an automobile to Shaw's mill and
thence hy boat. They were greatly
pleased with the day's outing. Gus
says it is worth a trip down there
my day to see the dam site.
Candidate For Treasurer.
The treasurer's race is now a
three-sided race, Mr. .lame* R.
Smith makins: the third man to en
ter. He is a very prosperous yonng
farmer who resides two miles below
Trenton. He is very highly esteem
ed by the people who know him and
in due season he will meet the vot
ers face to face in all sections of
the county. Should he be chosen to
fill this important office. Mr. Smith
will do his utmost to trive entire
satisfaction as a servant of the peo
Motored to Greenville.
So many cars are now owned in
Edgefield that our people are not as
dependent on the railroads as for
merly. Instead of going around hy
Augusta or Columbia to r*-aeh the
country, many go, as Charlie Hurts
said in the Deestrick Skule "straight
through" in automobiles. Three
popular voung joyriders, Flovd
R ii nsf ord, Julian Holstein and
?George Adams, left here in Mr.
Adams1 carJSaturday night returning
Mond y afternoon. They Hay the
roads are in an excellent condition
practically all the way.
Field of Very Fine Oats.
There is a farmer (one of the best
in the county) who resides less than
four mih-s from Edgefield who has
the finest oats to be seen anywhere.
We would like to mention his name,
as an inspiration to others if for no
other reason. Hut he is too modest
to have his name api>ear in public
print. A gentleman who visited the
farra at Clemson college told us that
he saw nothing there that was finer
than Monsieur Blane's oats. There
now you have his name after all-in
French. These fine oats are of the
Fulghura variety and will be nlacecl
on the maiket next fall as seed oats.
Newspapers Relieved of License
The newspapers of Cam len were
stricken from the license onlinai.ee
for the ensuing year by the new
<"ity Council at its first meeting
held last Monday night. V\ bile the
newspapers of Camden did not seu
ously object to paying lite sundi tax
imposed still we f. lt that it was un
just, insomuch \+ there ls in? otliei
enterprise in any town thai does so
much for its upbuilding as does a
Well conducted newspaper. W e
feel all the more under obligations
to our new city administration in
that it was done without any sug
gestion on the part of either of the
papers.-Camden Chronicle. I
Stores to Close.
Wethe undersigned merchant*
of the town of Edg.-ti-ld agn-e lo
-?dose our respective places nf hu-i
ness Friday afternoon, May 22, 4:45
to 6:30 in order that W" may atteint
the game of bate bail to be played
between the lats and lei?nu, :he pt??
ceeds of which will go to the ceme
tery association. Admission lue.
L T May, W H Turner, Kive*
Bros, J W Peak, W W Adams <fe
Co., W E Lynch & Co., W A Hart,
Smith-Marsh Co, John Seaveiw,
Collett <fc Mitchell, Dorn & Mims,
Penn <fe Holstein, W L Dunovant,
I Mukashy, Dunovant & Co., Edtre
field Mer. Co., J Hubenstein, Stew
art & Kernaghan, O P Bright, H H
Sanders, Ramsey & Jones, E S
Winthrop College Scholarship
and Entrance Examination.
The examination for the award
of vacant scholarships in Winthrop
College and for the admission of
new students will be held at the
County court house on Friday, July
8, at 9 a. m. Applicants must not
be less than sixteen years of age.
When scholarships are vacant after
July 3 they will be awarded to
those making the highest average at
this examination, provided they
meet the conditions governing the
award. Applicants for scholarships
should write to President Johnson
before the examination foi scholar
Scholarships are worth Sil00 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 16, 1914 For
further information and catalog,
address President D. ?. Johnson,
Rock Hill, S. C.
Secretary of Mrs. Wilson Visits
Miss Helen Bones arrived from
Washington Monday to upend a
week here with lier father, Mr.
.lames B?nen. She is the secretary
of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, (he first
lady of the land, and is a first cous
in of President Wilson During her
slay here Miss Bones will pass most
of the time at "Cedar Grove," the
typical ante-bellum country home
?>f Mrs. Elizabeth Nicholson, where
Mr. James Bones is at present re
Hon. R. M. Mixon Candidate
The first can- idate to offer fdr
congressional honors from the 2nd j
district is the Mon. R M. Mixon ol
Williston who has been actively in
terested in public matters for a
number ot* years. H?s first service
I was in 1876 .when he donned the
I red shin, and had a part in restor
ing cider out of chaos and winning
a signal victory for white suprema
The mijor portion of Mr. Mix m's
business career has been identified
with agriculture. In 19U4 he had
reason to b-dieve that the fig ires
published by.the census department
giving the number of bales of cot
ton trinned were erroneous and af
ter takitig the matter up with the
department secured a reduction of
670,01)0 bales. He also called secre
tarv of agriculture Wilson to ac
count for the report giving the
number of acres planted in cotton,
the fi<rure8 being incorrect.
Durinir the sessions of the South
Carolina legislature of 191314 Mr.
Mixon secured the passage of sever
al important measures and was in
strumental in defeating some that
were not fo?" the best interests of
the people. He worked against,spoke
against and voted against the adop
tion of the Bristow amendment, to
the federal constitution, believing
thal its adoption would at some
fu'ure time be deeply regretted bv
the white people of the south. He
passed through the House a county
government hill that has effected a
saving of many thousands of dui
lars lo the people. He passed a bill
relating to contracts and aided in
the passage of a measure requiring
Clemson college to furnish hog
cholera ^erum to faimers without
charge. He was also instrumental
in passing other measures of value
lo the people.
.Mr. Mixon is well informed on
the issues of the day and is a man
.of decided conviction, and too he
has the moral courage to declare
himself unreservedly. In due season
he will visit the people of all parts
of Edgefield county and ?rive them
an opp- r unity to know personally
of his finies for the responsible po
sition to which he aspires.
The union meeting of I he first
division <d' the Ridge Association
will meet with the Ward church
Saturday and Sunday May 30 and
10:30 a m. Devotional exercises
S. B Sawyer
Unroll meut of delegates.
Query 1 Evangelism in the terri
tory of the union.
a. Our ue(d of it-C. L. Jones.
I? Our responsibility for it-G.
e. The glorie* in il-S. J. Watson
Query 2. Bible and Colpurtage
.i. What are wo doinfr? W. L
Cu I breath.
b. Is it needed by Rev. H. B.
c. How supply the need-W. L.
Quer\ 3 Should we support aged
a. Why by W. W. Johnson.
b. How by P. N. Lott.
SUNDAY A. M.
10:C0 Sunday school.
Query 4. Christian edncaiion:
a. . Is it neglected in our associa
'ion by Rev. T. H. Posey.
b. Does the scripture teach it? By
Rev. A. T. King.
c. Wbat are we doing for educa
tion in general by P. N. Lott.
Query r>. State Mission:
a. A bird? eye view of the field by
C. L Jones.
b. The benefits derived from State
Missions by Dr. J. H. Dobey.
Query G. Orphanage:
a. What are we doing at the Or
phanage by T. R. Denny.
b. What do we expect it to do by
H. W. Jackson.
Miscellaneous business and ad
Dinner will be served on the
grounds each day.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
apply at once thc -ouderful old reliable DH.
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sur
gical dressing tbat relieve*, pain and heals at
the same time. Not a liniment. 25c.50cli.oo
(Continued from first page)
Condi ti< ns it would only Uringa bout
six bundi .d, but lu" hoped and ex
peeled if genuine peace were restored
that it would uo back to its norma'
and proper valiu. ll is his purpose
t<> return as soon as peace conditions
obtain. Mr. Wicker is intelligent
and conservative and he assured his
listeners that the pictures he had
drawn were true to life.-Edgefield
Correspondent to News and Courier.
U. D. C. Meeting.
The If. D. C. chapter will hold
it? next meeting al the home ol
Mrs. James S. Byrd on Wednesday
afternoon, June 3, at 5 o'clock. K.
S. V. P.
Mrs. B. L. M i ms, Pres.
Baseball Game Friday After
We thc undersigned fat, accept
the challenge of the leans to play
base ball on graded school grounds
at 5 o'clock Friday, May 22. C M
Thomas, O A Kinnaird, W A Byrd,
.1 ?5 Byrd, W R Swearingen, N G
t?vai-s, \V li Coghurn, J W Stew
art, O B Anderson, M P Weifs, .1
T McManus, L P Smith, AB
Broadwater, W S Coghurn, A M
Ti m merman, John G Edwards, A
First line up Fats:
Chief Myers, Cogburn, c.
Christy Matt henson, Stewart, p.
Hal Chase, Thoma??, 1st h.
Rd Collins, Edmunds, 2nd b.
Home Run Baker, Cogburn, 3rd b.
Dan Murphey, Bi rd, s s.
Sam ('rawford, Edwards, rf.
Joe Jackson, Timmerman, c f.
Bill Zimmerman, McManus, If.
Suhp-ct to change.
First line up Leans.
Geo Gibson, May, c.
Cy Falkenburg. Harting, p.
Frank Chance, Timmerman 1st b.
Joe Milan, Allen, 2nd b.
Zira Beck, Peak, 3rd b.
Nap. Lujo ie, Mayon, s s.
Ty Cobb, Turner, r f.
Ed Zc Har, Lott, c f.
Jake Dan bert, Key, 1 f.
Subject to change.
Umpire, E C Bailey.
Referee, A S Tompkins.
Scorer, T T Rams ford.
Admission 10 cents. Proceeds go
to Cftnesery association. Place,
srraded school grounds. Colors; fats,
red and black, leans, green and
Requirements: No fat under 200
pounds or lssa than 40 in girth wilF
be permitted to play.
No lean over 125 pounds or more
tuan 25 in girth will be permitted
to play. All players must be above
35 years of age.
Come to the show, stores will be
Poor Soils and Poor Farmers Go
There is no record of man ever
having farmed viryin soils without
making them less productive. And
he has continued to deplete the.-e
soils until he has reduced their fer
tility tu a point bordering on star
vation, for poor soils and poor far
mers always go together. When he
has so reduced the fertility of the
land that profitable, and in some
cases sustaining crops were no long
er grown, he has then, through the
force of necessity, biglin to increase
the fertility of the soil until it again
produced profitable or sustaining
Noone race, nation, aire, or c'ass
of farmers ha? done otherwise, and
in allowing our soils to become de
pleted we have done no differently
and no worse than all others have
done during all times and in all
Owing to the fact that cotton de
pletes the soil less, can resist
drought!) better than most crops and
ts the best money crop for poor far
mers known to the agricultural i
world, we were able to continue our
soil robbing lonyer than other sec
tions have been able to do. And
then, commercial fertilizers came to
our rescue, because cotton responds
to the use of commercial fertilizers
better than other field crops, and
permitted us to put off still longer
the day when we were forced to
nive attention to the restoration of
soil fertility. But about fi"e or ten
years ago wc were pretty generally
fon ed to start the process of soil
bulling atid our ineieased crop
yields since attest the fact that we
are making progress; but for many
years to come the problem of in
creasing soil fertility will remain
the most importmt American
economic problem. Its solution will
not solve al! others, but the others
cannot be solved without it.-Pro
Cures Old Sores, Other Remedias Won't Cure. I
f he worst cases, nomntter of how lon? standing,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Heuline Oil. It relieves
Pain Bad Heals at thc some time 25c, 50c, $IM
McAuley Mission and Else
One Rtrikinir difference betwe
fifew York and the cities of the n
world i? the skyscraper in the fi
mer and ii s absence rn the latter,
?bink that I did nut see a hui ld i i
to work in that wai over sev<
?.turing in London, Parts or any ot
er city abroad. Hut in New Yor
Afar their gleaming lanterns shin
Piercing the sombre night;
Or swept by the sun and oce?
By day they glisten white.
They mark a glowing pathwa
Into the haunts of the bold,
Or prick the gloom with dot ai
Guarding the city's gold.
Vaporous banners flaunt to the sk
Breath of the power within;
Brilliant as palace of emperor,
Chaste mid the swirling sin."
The last two lines are print?
under pictures of the VVoolwori
building, the highest office biiildiii
in the world, 55 stories, 75U fee
capable of holding 10,0U0 people i
work, a city in itself. The ne:
highest is the Metropolitan Lil*
about 700 feet, some 45 stories. Ot
of our friei ds on our tour, Mr. i\
Glenn Denison, head of employmer
department of west side Y. M. (
A., had a friend in the Metropolita
who had invited him to bring sorr
? neilds and go to the top of tl
building. Mr. Denison, among matt
kindnesses, took Mrs. Walker an
me to see his friend who carried t
to the 45th story. We had a gre;
view of the city, harbor, Hudsn
river, and East river. We look?
down upon Last side the most thiel
Iv populated district in the world
5,0U0 to the block-a city in ever
block-in some rooms 12 to th
mom. The Metropolitan has
clock which extends from the bo
toni of the 34th to the top of tt
28th story, 52 feet.
I was not HO much struck wit
crowds in Kow York as I was i
London, perhaps because L >ndo
was visited first, and New York i
summer. I did not see som" thoi
sands of people in New York. Bi
sides the elevated trains and su
face cars, the subway trains rur
ning every half minute carry or
million passengers a day.
At the city hall is a monument t
Nathan Hale with hi? words "I n
gret that I have but one life t
give for my country/' He gave hi
n'ife at tweniy-one.
After on* Jturn home a friere
a?ked nie: \l| your trip wha
did you enjo. most?/ After think
mg a few moments I replied: '"Th
old McAnlev water street missio
in New York.
I planned for Sunday to go in th
morning to the tdd John stree
Methodist church and at night t<
the water street mission. John sfee
claims to be the first erected by tin
Methodists in America. It was hui I
in 1768. Rebuilt in 1817. On tin
other hand it is claimed that th<
first Methodist, church was built ?
little before 1768 in Maryland, call
ed the "Log meeting house."
Sunday morning found me at th<
class meeting at John street ch ?rel
which has been meeting since 1767
In the little class meeting a mai
testified that he been reclaimed Iron
a drunkard's life at old Water stree
a few nights before.
Samuel Hadley, for years snperin
tendent of water street mission, wa?
a local preacher at .lohn stteel
church. His memorial in the church
calls him an "Apostle to the out
Among the precious possessions
of John street church are a clock
given by Wesley, and an altar rail
by Km bary, who built the church
and was its first preacher.
On Sunday afternoon I was about
out of n o ney, so Mrs. Waiker and
I ate a meager supper. Our room
was on 80ih street. Now Water
street is away down in southern
part of city miles away from 80th.
The trip on subway and back is ten
cents. After supper I found in my
pocket 21 cents, so I had enough to
take Mrs. Walker and mysell to
Water stre -t and return and one
cent over! But where was the dime
to go with Monday morning where
I could yet a check cashed ? 1
thought I could borrow ten cents
on my face (and baggage), but for
several rea>ons Mrs. Walker decid
ed to rest while I went to Water
"Old McAuley Water street mis
sion founded 1872 to the glory of
God foi the salvation of the lost by
Jerry McAuley and his wife Maria.''
The above is on a tablet in the chap
el. The building was enlarged and
rebuilt in 1911. In this mission
have been saved many wicked men
in one of the worst sections of New
York. Where the mission now
stands there used to be a dance hall.
This,part of the city is not so bad
I as it once was. At front of chapel to
one side of platform are the words
''No compromise with sin."
Wiih variation as to time and in
cidentals the following is a sample
? ? f common and true testimonies a:
Water street. 'Fifteen years, six
months and nine days airo, I cam
into this pince having lost my joh
through drunkenness and theft. I
was saved that night by Jesus
Christ. Ile has wived me from that
hour to this. All praise to Him!"
Sin abounds in New York. In
some sections there are barrooms on
from three to four corners out cf
every four at. street crossings. Hut
where sin abounds grace is much
more abounding. Thank God for
the old Jerry McAuley Water
?treei mission! For Jerry and Maria
McAuley, its founders; for Hadley,
one of McAuley's converts and his
successor as superintendent of the
mission: for John Wyburn, the
present superintendent: and all who
bave had part in this work!
J. ft. Walker.
The Butlers of Edgefleld in the
War Between the States.
[By Miss Florence Mims.]
"The knightliest of the knightly race
That since the day? of old
Have kept the lamp of chivalry
Alight in hearts of gold."
-F. 0. Ticknor.
ridgefield county save to the war
many great men; but none who did
any more for, or who became mole
prominent for the cause than the
Butlets. This name was known not
only for the number of its men but
also for their noble characters. ?he
Butlers were fruin Virginia, a stat"
which has furnished for Edgefield
many other brave soldiers. The an
cestors of the Butlers of Edgefield
were Janies Butler and Mary Simp
son. They came to Ninety Six
District a few years before the
Before the War between the
States there were a number of men
orn?te who were descended from
these ancestois. Among these were
young James Butler, killed al
Cloud's Creek, General William
Butler of the Revolution. Pierce M.
Butler, Governor of South Carolina,
hrfii. of the Palmetto Regiment in
Mexico and member of Congress
from South Carolina and Andrew
Pickens Butler, a uoted lawyer and
The most prominent names among
the Butlers in I he War between the
States were: Maj Gen M Calbraith
Butler, Col. William P. Butler and
Lieut. Cid. Andrew Picken* But
ler. There would probably have
heen others of the name who would
also have become famous had they
not given their lives early in the
Col. M. C. Butler.
He is so well known among us
and has b,.en so much spoken of
that it i* not necessary to give much
of his military career. He entered
the service as captain of company I
second cavalry and was promoted
to Col. in August 1861. He was
afterward placed in command of
Hampton's legion with the rank of
Major-General and s. rvnd through
out the war with distinguished
honors. He was seriously wounded
and maimed for life at the battle ol
Brandy Station when in company
with another confederate soldier by
the name of Farley. The same
bullet struck both of them, crippling
one and killing the other. In Chap
man's history is found a beautiful
account of the accident, telling of
(ien. Butler's noble selt-sacritice
for his d? ing iriend.
Col. William P. Butler.
At the attack on Fort Sumpter
by the federal gunboats William P
Butler's troops were stationed at
Fort Moultrie. Mrs. Nicholson in
paper on the Defenders of Charles
ton speaks thus of him. ''Next in
importance to Sumpter and only a
few hundred .\ards away is Fort
Mouline. This fort was held by
Colonel William P. Butler of Edge
tield one of the bravest of the
brave. He is given great praise
bo*h by Gen. Frazier and Gen. Rip
ley. In his report to the War De
partment Gen. Frazier says: "It is
due the garrison of Fort Moultrie
and their soldierly and accomplish
ed commander, Colonel buller that
I should not close this report with
out bearing testimony to the ad
mirable skill, deliberation and cool
ness wiin which they manned their
[guns." He served with dis
tinction throughout the war. His
wife was Miss Laura Nance of New
A. P. Butler.
A. P. Butler entered the service
as first lieutenant if Cherokee
Ponds Guard, the second company
which left Edget?eld for the war.
He was afterward promoted at the
re-organization of the army, first tu
captain of company G. regiment.
Ile was promoted to Major, 12th of
May 1804 and served throughout
'hewar. Hu was from the Beec*
Island side of the county, what is
now Aiken county.
George Seth Butler.
He was hom at Cherokee Pends,
S <! , Oct. 24-:li, 1846 and die.! at
Hill- Crest in our to*n on thc '24th
of April I8./5. lie was a nephew
<>f Lieut Col. A. P. Butler and was
descended from that vonni: James
Butler killed on Cloud's Creek amt
his wife, a daughter of G-n. Ander
son. He was a ?ad in attendance at
the Military Institute at Athens,
Ga., when the war opened. So im
bued was he with the soldierly in
stinct that he ran away from school,
joined a Texas regiment and served
?hree months. His Professor, by
this time had found out where he
was and brought him back to fini.-h
his school tenn. At the close of
thc session bis Tither allowed bira
to enter the anny regularly. He
entered Jane if?, 18G3, being only
sixteen years old- It goes without
saying that this brave youth would
nave attained to office had be been
older -as it was he ??erved faithful
ly and well a's a '"man in the ranks."
He is the only Edgt-tield Butler di- -
redly represented in the Edgefield
Chapter, United Daughters of the
Confrderacy. He married Mist
K ite DeVore, daughter of Dr. .lat.
Dv-Vore of the Antioch section. Sh?
is an honorary member of the chip
;crand. his daughter, Miss Mary
Butler is an active member.
Another A. P. Butler was of
Edgefield village. He left for th?
front with the Edgefield r iiemea
which was the first company to of
fer its services in defence of the
South. He was afterwards trans
fered to the Edgefield Hussars at
tached to the Hampton Legion and
commanded by that m?tenles* lead
er and kinsman. Gen. M. C. Butler.
(Continued Next Week.)
Before it is Too Late.
Poem for Mother's day.
If you have a gray-haired mother
In the old home far away,
Sit you down and write the letter
You put off from dav to day.
Don't wait until her weary steps
Reach heaven's pearly gate,
But show her that-you think of her
Before it is too late.
If you have a tender message,
Or a loving word to say,
Don't wait till you forget it,
But whisper it to day.
Who knows what hitter memories
May haunt you if you wait.
So make your loved one happy
Before it is too late.
Th? tender words unspoken.
The letters never sent.
The long-forgotten messages,
The wealth of love unspent
For these some hearts are breaking.
For these some loved ones wait;
Show them that you care for theta
Before it is to-? late.
Geo. Bancroft Griffin.
ADAM'S BIG BOLL
Two years ago I purchased some
improved cotton seed from a G?or
gia farmer who had bred it up, pav
ing il 18 cents per pound foi the
peed. It is large, deeprooted, re
sisting drought storm and rust.
Have made 6l!4 pounds per acre of
lint on thin land by using only 20*
pounds of standard guano. On same
grade of land iwiih my next best
variety only made 800 pounds of
lint. Seed cotton from 32 well de
veloped bolls weighs a pound. Will
stand drou?ht three weeks longer
than other varieties.
I have a limited quantity of seed
that 1 will sell for $5.00 per bushel.
Send in your orders at once.
R. F. ADAMS,
R. F. D. No. 2, Batesburg, S. a
Notice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, T. J M. Scott hat
made application unto this Court
for Final Dis? harge as Administra
tor in re the Estate of Mrs. S. E.
Chapman deceased on this the 8th
day of May 1914
ThefO Are Therefore to Cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause be
fore me at my office nt Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, oa
th? 12th day of June 1914 at ll
o'clock a. m., why said order of
Discbarge should not be granted.
W. P. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. E. C., S. O.
May 8, 1?14.-4t.
My highly-bred Stallion willi
??tami at my farm near Red Hill for
$12.U0 to insure sound colt. Good
speed and works anvwhere.
R. JL. BO DIE.
R. F. D. Modue, S. C.