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EDGEFIELD, S. C., \#DNESDAY, JULY 1, 1914 NO. 15.
Chautauqua Visitors Arriving.
Baraca Picnic. Epworth
League Re organized
Visitors for the Chautauqua and
home comers have already begun to
arrive and everything is ;n a whirl
of pleasant anticipation for the
week of enjoyment beginning on
the afternoon of the 4th. A rest j
room for the ladies has been ar
ranged on Main street and a maid
will be here to attend to their
wants. The bureau of information
is located in the offices of Mr. Jo
seph Cox, over the Johnston drug
company. A barbecue dinner will
be served each day near the place of
entertainment. During the per
formances, no one will be annoyed
by bats in front of them a9 the com
mittee will request that hats be re
The young gentlemen who com
pose the Baraca class of the Baptist
Sunday school gave a picnic on
Friday, their guests heine the mem
bers of the Puilatheaclass, and oth
er friends. You ce pond, about three
miles from town was the place of
rendezvous, arid the crowd was
transported in wagons and cars.
The day was enjoyably spent in
various ways and at 1:30 o'clock a
feast was spread which was com
posed of every kind of delicious
edibles. Iced tea and lemonade were
The Epworth League of the
Methodist church was re-organized
last week at the home of Mr. II.
G. Kidson and the following officers
were elected: President, G. C. Hut
chinson; 1st vice-president, Mr. H.
G. Eidson; 2nd vice-president, Miss
Ida Satchel-; 3rd vice-president.
Prof. Joe Jacobs; 4th vice-presi
dent, Mrs.- James, Strother;? secreta
amr treasurer, Mr. John Suber;
Epworth Er.., Mis's Maud Wright.
Mrs. Willie Bradford and chil
dren have been visiting in the home
of Mrs. Charles Carson.
Miss Eva Philipps, of Springfield
is the guest of Misses Bettie and
Mrs. Ella Perry Moore of Colum
bia has been visiting Mrs. Ali?e
Cox. ' j
Mrs. James Dobey has gone to
Parksville to visit her mother, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Sumter Wright,
and John Durst Payne of Green
wood spent a portion of last week
Mrs. Lona Ivey and Misses Ray
and Eleanor Ivey have returned to
Greenwood after a two week's visit,
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Browne and
children left last week for their
home in Brunswick, Ga., after a
visit to relatives in town and the
Miss Marion Mobley has gone
Tompson, Ga., to visit her cousin
Miss Mary Mobley.
Misses Nina Ouzts and Orlena
Cartledge have returned from Te
The members of the missionary
society of the Methodist church,
presented to the church on last Sun
day evening two beautiful silver
collection plates. Mr. Herbert Eid
son making the presentation.
In the early part of July Mrs.
W. J. Hatch er will gc to the moun- [
tains of North Carolina to spend
about two months.
The Sunday evening union ser
vices for the month of July has
been thus arranged. First Sunday
evening. Baptist church, Rev. Hut
chinson; second Sunday evening,
Lutheran church. Rev. Bailey;
Third Sunday evening, Presbyteri
an church, Dr. Kine; Fourth Sun
day evening Methodist church, Rev.
Mrs. Juliette Bell and Miss
Gladys Bell, of Aiken, were guests
of Mrs. P. N. Lott recently.
The storm that raged here on
Thursday evening about 1:30
o'clock did considerable damage,
the eastern portion of the town
suffering more from the effects. A
large tree was blown across roof of
the home of Mr. Chas. Lamb,
crushing in the roofing and ceiling
of one room, and had there been
any occupants in there they would
probably have been killed. One of
the chimneys standing at either enu
of Mrs. Nancy Lott's home was
blown off down to a few feet. A
water tank at the oil mill was blown
over, several trees were broken off
and minor wreckage done.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Addison
of Ward have been spending a few
days here in the home of the latter's
sister, Mrs. M. W. Clark.
I On Thursday evening after the
storm Mr. Tom Milford found al
number of his chickens almost
drowned and to revive them he
started a fire, and while he and his
wife were seated near the fire dry
ing the fowls, there was an explo
sion from the fire, which was a
loaded cartridge which must have
been swept into the fire place with
some papers. The shot entered Mrs.
Milford's arm and about the face,
some striking Mr. Milford. It was
found that she was not seriously
wounded, the force being broken,
and flesh wounds were made. The
shock and pain of the wounds
caused her to be confined to her
bed for a few days.
Miss Isabel Bean ha6 gone to Au
gusta to visit Miss Myra Pearce.
Mrs. Edgar Ready and children
are visiting the former's sister, Mrs.
Morrison, at McClellanville.
If you want to knew vhere to
spend vacation either cu sci shore
or in the mountains I will be glad
to direct you to ideal places.
E. C. Bailey.
Program For Inuependence
The old 00 district chapter D.
A. R. will hold public exercises at
the college auditorium celebrating
Fias Day and Independence Day,
at 5 o'clock on the afternoon of
Monday, July 6. The following in
teresting program will be carried
Poem of welcome-Miss Hor
Paper, the American flag-Miss
Son?r, the star spangled ban
ner-Mrs. R. G. Shannonhouse.
Song, The Bonny blue Flag
Miss Miriam Norris.
Presentation of state flag to the
school by Judge DeVore.
Acceptance by Maj. T. J. Lyon.
Song, Our Country's Birth
Miss Elizabeth Rainsford.
Dialogue-Master Ed Peak and
America, by audience.
The military company will assist
in making the day a creditable one
and I will ask that they meet at the
grove at a quarter to five to forra a
procession. The students of the
High School and children of the
graded school are requested to meet
ail the same time and place to join
the procession to march into the
auditorium. Girls to wear white
with Cherokee rose spray. Mr. S.
McG. Simkins will act as master of
The following ladies will please
meet at the auditorium on Monday
morning at 10 o'clock to assist with
the decorations: Mrs. Fannie Tomp
kins, Mrs. Maggie Hill, Mrs. James
Cantelou, Mrs. B. E. Nicholson,
Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth and
Mrs. J. H. Cantelou.
The following \-oung ladies are
a-ked to act'as ushers: Misses
Sadie Mims, Natalie Padgett, Lizzie
Hollingsworth and Snow Jeffries.
Public cordially invited.
Mrs. A. A. Woodson,
A Big One.
A big fool is a man who goes
around trying to make friends. A
bigger fool is a man going around
trying to make enemies. If you
try to number your friends you will
have nothing but numbers. Be
true to God first and then to your
fellow man, and you will have
enough friends to make you happy,
and enough enemies to do you good.
If you are a friend, you will have
enemies, and if you are an enemy
you will have friends. Jesus truly
said, "Woe unto that man of whom
all men speak well." Some people
have not enough brains to draw a
distinction between a pleasant ac
quaintanct and a friend. I had too
much rather have the respect of
some people ti.an their friendship.
A true friend will rebuke you for
wrong doing, and will storm it with
you when you are doing right. A
friend, like a true statesman, will
not give you what you want, but
give you what you need. A man
that has no friends is much to be
pitied; a man who has no enemies
is a nou-entity-notbing!
E. C. B.
Wini JfcwHgKiper Un -$&atfr felina
VOL.79. ' EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, ?9I4 . NO. 14.
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"Uncle" Iv Writes of Good
Crops. Abundant Rains.
My Dear Old Chum, after rest
ing awhile from scribbling, I will
jot you a few lines, I have been
pretty busy since writing you.
What doing? Jloeing, sir, and not
lost any toe nail either. Now I can
sit in tbe shade for a while and
fight gnats and really . I believe I
would prefer to hoe bur that hoe of
mine is bung up on the limb of a
tree and unless I use it to cut some
weeds outside the yard fence, guess
it will hing there till hoeing time
How are crops and seasons? Well,
those who have worked their crops
have good prospects of 'both corn
and cotton, except in the deep sand
land. In that there is some com
plaint of the corn tiring, but the
colton is taking on very fast, and
you see very little very tall cotton
or corn, but the cotton well limbed
and the corn most of it in full silk
and tassel, and sume that was plant
ed very early in roasting ears. Af
ter next week there will be but lit
tle more work done in tue crops un-'
less there should come heavy rains.
Of course, the cotton planted after
oats wiil need work till 1st of Au
gust, but it is looking fine now and
all ol" it chopped and dirted. It is
a mistake that a good many are
making panting cotton after oats
and in Hot sowing the land in peas.
It is telling "U the land, but there
are a great many renters in this sec
tion and they do it to get all out of
the land while they are working it,
not knowing where they may be
the next year.
Those who planted melons for the
merlcot. h?vivbegnn- to ship..-.?.?Three
cars have been shipped and tomor
row there will be three cars more.
That is just the beginning as there
is about l?? acres in melons. Those
I hat are being shipped now are only
those left on the vines after the
storm on the last day of May and
will all be off of hand this week.
In two or three wi ?ks from now
there will be two or three times-as
many to ship.
Since the 1st of June we are hav
ing good seasons about every eight
or ten days. It has been eight days
fince our last rain but another came
in sight yesterday- evening.
The sun is shining pretty warm
today but there is a light breeze
stirring and nearly always is during
the day but when it calms let me
tell you 'tis some warm, and at
night to sleep at all is to keep all
doors and windows open. Still with
all that and with the gnats and
ilees thrown in I have no desire to
go to the clay lands to farm any
mere. Why not, well from the
simple fact that there is more satis
faction in working the kind of land
here than in the clay, and can work
with ease at least a third more.
Suppose I illustrate it by my own
family. Up where we moved from
it was a bard job for a good hand
lu cultivate over 15 or 20 acres.
Now what is a fact, one of my boys
with no help at all has prepared,
planted and worked 22 acres in cot
ton and 6 in corn, beside doing his
part of the work in our melon
patch of b acres. His crop is clean
and prospects fine. Another one,
and he not well a part of the time,
hAs prepared, planted and worked
19 acres in cotton, G in corn and
did bis part of work in melon patch.
His crop is now about ready for
last plowing. He hasn't paid out
over $4.00 for help. Then there are
the two boys, 18 and 16 years, who
have prepared planted and cultiva
ted 39 acres in cotton. 8 in corn
and %\ in melons, besides a patch of
jrroundpeas and sorghum, which
will bring it up to something over
40 acres and they could easily have
handled 10 acres more. With the
exception of some cotton after oats
one more furrow in the cotton will
finish their work. Of course they
have all had to work, Mr. Editor,
When those two boys came in at
night it was not, "Oh Me, I am so
tired." but a song and a jost
and some times a jig dance. Now
I know this all sounds pretty large
but nevertheless it is a fact.
Of course, none of us know yet as
to how our crops are going to turn
out, but we are satisfied with the
.profite?. There is better land not
far from us and just as easy to cul
tivate. Some use as high as 5 and
OOO lbs. fertilizers to the acre, but
about 300 lbs. is used by most "of
It is nothing uncommon for ?me
to get a letter from some one in
Edgefield county asking me what
about their moving down here and
my answer to one and all is to first
come and see. But will say right
here for anyone to come here with
nothing of bis own to fall back on
will catch fits the first year. The
time prices are out of all reason.
Even with some means we have
it has paid us to trade in Augusta
on every line of groceries, except >
flour. There is but little difference iu
prices here and Augusta.
Well, I will have to finish by
telegraph if I don't stop now, but
one thing more and I am done.
I saw a letter in your paper from
W. J. Rochell of Texas. We who
have always known him call him
Pindar. There were three brothers,
W. J., A. H. and J. P. and W. J.
we called Pindar, A. H. or Archie
we called Bat, and J. P. Pete.
Archie was killed in the confedera'e
war. W. J. and J. P. went to Tex
as. Pindar could beat any body
catching fish that I ever knew and
was so ticklish that if I could catch
his eye 40 feet away while in the
school room I could make him gig
gle out aloud and his father who
was our teacher at the time would
want to know what he was laugh
ing about and he would reply: "Iv
Morgan is wiggling his finger at
me." Myself, Sara and J. C. and
W. J., A. H., and J. P. Rochelle
were regular chums and if it hadn't
been we were born boys gue&s we
would have a marrying among us.
J! C. and J. P., Sam and Archie
:md Pindar and myself, for I al
ways liked curly hair and Pindar's
j ist kinked whenever it threatened
i lin. When the spirits move me
I witt write again.
Oh, yes, there is to be a big bar
becue dinner gi'ren the old Rebs at
Swainesboro on the 4th of July.
Teli Henry Do bey I hear he "tpects
to conn.' but if he does try to fill up
before ?he ?rets herc, for if he and I
go there empty 1 pity the little
sheep, shoat or kid. Mr. Editor, it
would do me srood to see yon there.
If for nothing else, I want to show
you how I have fattened up since I
came to Georgia. I have gone from
142 pounds to 1-30. Ain't I a bus
ter? Any way I am well, but have
just eaten a leetle too many cab
bage, squashes, Irish potatoes, etc.,
to feel just exactly all right.
Entertained in Honor of Visitors.
Tuesday afternoon Miss Sallie
Parker entertained a number of
friends with a Rook party at her
elegant home on Columbia street in
honor of Mrs. John Knox Arnold
and Mrs. P. P. Burns. The hostess
was assisted in receiving by Mrs.
W. S. Cogburn, and as the guests
arrived they were presented to the.
guests of honor by Miss Fannie
Sheppard. The spacious hall and?
parlors were beautifully decorated?
in red and white for the occasion.
Four tables were arranged for
the spirited game of Rook and at
the close the score showed that
Mrs. W. C. Lynch and Mrs. T. J.
Lyon bad tied. These ladies cut for
the prize, with the result that it fell
to the lot of Mrs. Lynch. Beautiful
prizes were also presented to the
guests of honor by the hostess.
A salad course wns served and
Miss Bessie Parker and Miss An
na Hollingsworth served delicious
Will Celebrate July 4, at School
Mr. Editor: We wish to notify
the public that we are going to?
celebrate the fourth of July at Rev.
F. A. Weaver's school house near
Centre Spring. We ask one and alt
mot to bring any whiskey and pis
tols on the ground, so we can have
peace. Then you can go to your
work Monday morning instead of
going to the court house. The pub
lie is invited.
E. W. Anderson,
P. L. Adams,
Dr* King's New Discovery
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