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VOL. 79. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, ?914 NO. 21,
FARMERS' INSTITUTE
HELD AT EDGEFIELD
Clemson ana Winthrop Specialists Deliver Stirring
Addresses to Farmers on Livestock, Soil
Building and Domestic Science.
Attendance Small,
Household Problems.
Miss Caroline Bostick, a gradu
ate of Winthrop college, spoke of
conditions and problems in the
home with which our good women
have to grapple. She is a very in
telligent young woman and during
the brief period allotted her, made
many helpful suggestions which
the housewives of Edgetield, and
young women too, could have
M dvendree Tuesday, j heard with profit. Miss Bostick
held: on? al vVodnesday and j began by saying that the day is not
another at Cleora ?VBU,re?U _\FN" A;B.~~. ...U?" - ~c .u" .
Great is the pity that a larger
number of farmers were not pres
ent to hear the very excellent ad
dresses delivered in the court
house Thursday, the occasion be
ing the farmers" institute that was
announced recentlv several times in
The Advertiser
The meeting was
non agent tr. ?. *>
u . F,rf? three institutes were
whose en or LS WS^B T,,0,J,..
the third at the county seat Thurs
day.
Address on Livestock.
There has been an appreciable in
crease in stock raising throughout
the county for the past several
years, and had all of the farmers
heard the address of Prof. R. L.
Shi.dds of Clemson college, they
would have been aroused and stim
ulated to the point of reviving
and enlarging at once this depart
ment of their farm life. Prof.
Shields stated that until within re
cent years this country exported
large quantities of meat and live
stock, but that now the United
Males purchase meat in Australia,
South America and other countries.
.. In some parts of this country the
butter that is consumed comes from
Australia. Our population is in
creasing more rapidly than our food
supply, which bas greatly added to
the cost of living. Prof. Shields
>5t?Tgtr~i-rrat the ? present- high cost of
living could be very materially re
duced if the south engaged more
largely in stock raising. He said
to that for another, reason, our
enormous area of waste and unpro
ductive lands, the farmers of the
south need to increase the livestock
on their farms. While soil can be
restored to worn and neglected
lands through rotation of crops and
the planting of legumes, yet there
is no more effective way of render
thin ?oil more productive
far distant when most of the wo
men will have to do their own
work, and that they should, with
the aid of t e husbands and broth
ers, begin to prepare for it- She
rirst urged the improvement of the
household equipment, stating thal
itisjustas necessary that the wo
man in the home be provided with
labor saving devices and machines
with which to perform her duties a^
it is necessary for the men on the
farm to adopt labor-saving ma
chinery such as cultivators, mowers,
binder?, otc. Miss Bostick stressed
the importance of having some sort ?
of water system in every home, j
however cru.le the system may be.
She tAnibited a drawing showing
how a barrei can be elevated near
the well aud tilled with an ordina
ry hand pump, the water being con
veyed to the kitchen and washing
machine by means of pipes. A gaso
line engine is preferable to the
hand pump. An improvised water
system of this kind would not be
expensive and would greatly facili
tate the woman's work in the home.
Miss Bostick stated that there is no
?cod reason why homes in the coun
try eau not now have practically as
many conveniences as the homes in
the town. She also urged that
everything about the home be con
ducted systematically, a time being
set apart, for each duty. She also
urged women to take a short period
for rest in the morning and also af
ter dinner, which will keep them
?be application of ?from becoming prematurely old.
than tnrougn .ne an ! These short periods devoted to ab
mg
barnyard manure.
Prof. Shields stated that it is
generally thought that pasture lands
couid not be had in the south, but
iu traveling over parts of this coun
ty he is convinced that nowhere in
the country can finer pasture? be
had than right here in Edgetield
where Bermuda grass and ( instead of spending, so much time
over the hot range during warm
solute rest and relaxation are u orth
more than a vacation o; a week in
summer.
Miss Bostick urged the use of the
tireless-cooker for the kitchen as
a supplement to the range. She
also advised the use of oil stoves
county
other pasture grasses- nourish.
He
also referred to the advantage that
weather. Miss Bostick closed by!
the south has through the feeding j impressing the importance of moth- ?
of cotton seed meal, which he sta-1ers spending more time with their j
ted can also be fed to hogs if prop-1 children, stating as her conviction j
eily used. There is no better feed that the quality of our citizenship
than cotton seed meal when mixed can be elevated by mothers living
of course with other feed in the I in closer touch with their childi cn,
proper proportion. European conn- instilling right ideas and inspiring'
tri** realize the value of cotton | them with high ideals.
tries realize
seed meal a>
.ri
me
a dairy
queody thousand*
ptd abroad annually.
food, conse* Soi; Building.
>f tons are ship- The last half hour of the insti
tute was devoted IO soil building,
Prof. Shields spoke at length of the speaker behm W. HnBartou, of
the importance of raising pure Greenville, the district demonstra
breeds. He illustrated this pointU?un agent. ?Ie exhibited a chart
by-means of a chart, showing the .h.,wing the relative importance of
results obtained throng:) having a j hume and religious training, com-?
thoroughbred sire and a grade mun schools, high schools, colleges,
sire. He urged the purchase of a etc., but stated that lhere is a prac-1
sire )f the purest breed obtainable, ti,al sid?- that must not bo over-,
whether it ?e hogs, cows, sheep or looked among the affairs and prob
h??rses. In embarking upon stock j jem>? ,,t' lif.?. On the same chart
raisiir .. id vised that a small be- r was a drawing showing how the j
ginning be nude. Th
section have been sen
farmers ot tins
.< iled in grow
soii in the south is being depleted
and in the saun; connection it was]
mg cotton and c m not reasonably shown how throng!) crop rotation
expect at the outset to make a sue--and the plantin" of legumes the
soil can be enriched. Mr. Ilario;. 1
stated that South Carolina uses'
o ne-lif th of all of the commercial
fertilizers manufactured, and as
cess ol' stock raising on a large
scale. This would be as unreasona
ble as to expect an Illinois corn
grower to come South and make a
success of "rowing cotton the first j much as 12 tither southern states
year. In speaking of which is'the j combined. During thc last lu
best breed of hogs, horses or dairy ? years the acreage of cotton has in
cows, Prof. Shields advised farmers creased .!?> per cent., and the fertili
to select the breed for which hehasjzer bill has been increased 150 per
cent, while the yield has been in
creased only li? per cent.
Mr. Barton advocates the sup
plying of nitrogen by storing it
a personal preference, staling that
a farmer is more likely lo give
close attention to the breed that he
likes best. The speaker also laid
empasis upon giving stock personal > from the atmosphere rather than by
attention, as, generally speaking, | purchasing in the form of coramer
pure breeds require more attention ?cia! fertilizers, He says the soath
than scrubs, if they are lo prove ern farmer has become the slave of
profitable to their owners. ?the fertilizer manufacturers. Ni
TRENTON NEWS.
Mrs. Walter Miller Entertained
Auction Club. Mrs. Swear
ingen Entertained Brides
and Grooms.
The home of Mrs. Walter Miller
was the ?cene of a beautiful func
tion on Thursday afternoon last, the
ocr .>ion being the 'meeting of the
weekly auction club. There were
four tables of players and the en
thusiasm manifested over the game
gave ample proof of the real pleas
ure derived therefrom. Mrs. Miller's
parlor was decorated with beauti
ful cut flowers, luxuriant ferns,
lending an added charm. In the
dining room where the guests were
invited for refreshments the decora
tions were especially attractive, the
colors being orange and green. An
elaborate course luncheon was serv
ed, the taugo cream in the orange
cups, decorated with a still lighter
shade of yellow being the admiration
of all eyes. A visitor at this affair
whsse very presence means addition
al beauty, grace and charra, was
that lovely Hum's Creek girl, Miss
Madge Mays. Her Trenton friends
are always happy to see her.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Swearing
gen gave a beautiful six o'clock
dining on Wednesday afternoon.
la*t complimentary to those happy
young married couples Mr. abd
Mrs. E. L. Ryan and Mr. and Mrs.
W. F. Roper. The affair was de
lightful and the elegant repast in
keeping with Mr. and Mrs. SweaT- .
in gen's unbounded hospitality.
Miss Fannie Miller was hostess
at a lovely party on Saturday even
ing, the honorees being those two
charming girls Miss Charlotte Burn
of Abbeville and Miss Lillie Adams!
of Ed ge ti eld.
Miss Ethel Harrison is enjoying
a delightful visit to relativesin S>il^
Inda
Miss Lola Harrison is visiting
relatives in Anderson and her
friends and sweethearts are missing
lier sadly during her absence.
Miss Martha Harrison is enjoy
ing many social attentions during
her stay with Miss Jessie Moss at
Tignall, Ga.
Mrs. Wallace Wise entertained
several tables of card players on
Thursday evening complimentary
to Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Roper.
Little John Broad us Knight is
at home again after a long visit to
his grand parents, and his home
coming has brought real joy to bis
little friends and neighbors and his
big friends too.
Messrs. Mike Kerlong, Henry
Salter and Douglas Wise have re
turned home from Fairfax when
they joined a party on a base ball
expedition. Success attending these
champions, naturally they are wear
ing broad smiles. *
We welcome into our midst as
friends and neighbors, Mr. and Mrs.
Clark and their lovely family from
Ridge Spring. Mr. Clark has come
to take charge of the depot here and
we consider ourselves extremely
fortunate in having them locate
among us. They are occupying the
home of Mr. W. I). Holland.
Mr. J. M. Yann is at home after
a week's pleasure and rest with
friends at Columbus, (4a.
trogen can be stored in winter when
the land is ?die by planting legumes
.JIU;!] as vetch and the clovers.
These crops do more than merely
store nitrogen. They also pul veg
etable matter in the soil, making it I
possible to sion* away a larger]
quantify of moisture.
Mr. Barton stated that broadly
speaking there are but two classes of
plants: Those that roi? thc soil or
redin-e its fertility and those that
enrich the soil. He urged the far
mers present to plant as many acres
during the year of plants that en
rich the soil as they do of crops
that reduce thc fertility, and ill
that w iv they will maintain the
fertility of the land. Mr. Barton
advocates the teaching of agricul
ture in the public schools. He says
if ihe boys who arc soon lo begin
fanning on their own account were
taught nothing ?nore concerning'
agriculture than the nature of these
two classes of plants, soil robbers
and soil builders, in a few years a
wonderful change in the produc
tiveness of the southern land would
take place.
JOHNSTON LETTER.
Miss Stevens Entertained. Mrs.
M. R. Wright Entertained
Pi Tau Club. Mrs. Lott
Teaches S erip tur?.
Miss Sara Stevens entertained for
her quest, Miss Neil Carson, of Sa
luda, with a six o'clock dinner one
evening recently and the hours pass
ed happily.
Mr. Karry King of Savannah has
been visiting his aunt, Mrs. M. A.
Huiet.
Mrs. A. P. Lewis is espectinjjto
visit hor this week, Miss Mi!es, of
Alabama.
A beautiful work, and one that
will accomplish untold ?rood, is
being done by Mrs: A. P. Lott at
her country home. Every Sunday
afternoon, the colored people in
employ on the farm, assemble out
under the shady oaks in the yard
and Mrs. Lott reads and explain*
the scripture, and her talks and ad
vice are sure to bring about better
conditions amone this class.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Walker will
leave soon t or a pleasure tri]) to Old
Point Comfort, and will later visit
other places of interest while away.
Misses Maud Niukerson, Sara
Sawyer, Alma Woodward and Hor
tense are spending this month in
Bendersonville, N. C.
Mrs. Hattie Parrish and Elberta
Bland are at home from a visit to
relatives in Florida.
Mrs. W. R. Hoyt has returned
from a visit to Jonesville.
Misses Rosa and Bessie Parker
have been guests in the home of
their uncle, Dr. F. L. Parker.
Misses Mary Lucia and Elise
?Mo bl ey are at home from a visit to
Augusta.
Dr. aLd Mrs. B. L. Allen were
visitors in Augusta recently.
: Mrs. P. ?Mt^.ater^Sr., has rer..
turned from Atlanta where she has
oeen with her daughter, Mrs. Lyn
L. Allen, who has been ill.
Miss Annie Waters of Augusta
is enjoying her vacation at the
home of her father, Capt. Waters.
The members of the Pi Tau club
met with Mrs. M. R. Wright on
Thursday afternoon, and were de
lightfully entertained by their gra
cious and nospitable hostess.
Miss Eliza Miras and her niece,
Miss Bessie King, of Savannah, are
spending some time in the moun
tain? of North Carolina.
Mrs. H. W. Crouch and Miss
Annie Crouch have returned from
a sojourn in the mountains ot
North Carolina. Miss Elise Crouch
?rill remain for another month.
Mrs. Lewis Blonnt and Miss
Emeral Gentry lett on Saturday f?.?r
.i visit to their parents in New York
..itv. Mrs. iiiuiiut will return about
October, bul Miss Gentry will
probably remain miring the winter.
Mrs.James White and Miss Hallie
White are at home from Saluda.
Miss DT?S.V Sawyer is visiting
iier siste; l,s Misse.-* Sawyer.
Misses a and Effie Griffin of
Newberry, nave been visiting Misses
?jillian and Ella Mobley.
Miss Ella Mobley bas gone to
Orangeburg to visit her sister, Mrs. i
Milton >i!tiy.
Mrs. E. B. Sa*cher and children,
of Augusta are spending awhile in :
the home of Mr. W. \V. Satchel*.
Mr. and Mr.-. Henry Dobe.v hive
been visiting the formers sister, in
Swainshoro, Ga.
Prof. ami Mrs. Lewellyn Cli
burn, of Ward, were visitors in the
home ol' Mr. M. W. Clark last week.
Kev. Ca lb rai th U. Wright is !
visiting relatives in town and near- '
by.
Mr. and Mrs. Zobel, of New her-J
ry, have bu m guests of their (laugh-:
ter, Mrs. W. B. i'once.
Mrs. Susie J. Latimer has gone
to Churl-ute to visit her son, Dr.
Claud Latimer. On the IOth, they
will sail on the ''Lenope," Clyde]
line, fora two week's pleasure trip
to New Vork city and other points.
Mrs. Boger and Misses Helen,
Ruth and Edna Boger, of Manning,
are guests in the home of the for
mer's father, Capt. 1'. B. Waters.
Mrs. Dora Whittle and children
of Florida, have been visiting in the
home of Mrs. Lucinda Wright.
Mrs. T. R. Denny is visiting
relatives in Cochran, Ga.
If you want to ride 2nd to none
buy a Brock vay.
Wilsou <fc Cantelou.
VISIT TO WHITE
TOWN COMMUNITY.
The Advertiser's Representative Reports Visit
to Prosperous and Progressive White
Town. Splendid School, Lands
Increase in Value.
For a long while the editor of
The Advertiser has had an earnest
desire to visit the White Town sec
tion, but not untii Saturday last
have we had an opportunity to
gratify the long-standing desire.
We have a number of staunch
friends in and around White Town
which made us very anxious to
meet with the people in tiieir own
community. So cordially were we
received and so warmly were we
greeted th it we feit as if we bau
set foot upon White Town's soil a
score of ti:nes. There are no better
.people to be found anywhere than
those who reside in the White
Town community. To say that
their fathers and grandfathers be
fore them were good old Edgefield
stock is sufficient guarantee that
the present generation are sturdy,
honorable, upright, ambitious, and
make the best of citizens.
Some years ago, not satisfied with
what they have achieved. If we
mistake not, it was Miss Talbert
who suggested purchasing the hand
some new piano and who also labor
ed unceasingly for funds for making
the first payments. Many of Miss
Talbert's friends regretted that she
was prevented from being present
at the campaign meeting Saturday
by the extreme illness of her moth
er.
Notwithstanding the fact that
Miss Carrie Talbert could not ac
cept the school for the next session,
it will still be in good hands. Miss
Essie Bowey who has been the as
sistant teacher has been elected
principal and Miss Mary Buoy of.
Anderson has been chosen as assist
ant. Miss Kassey has rendered good
service in the past and will receive
the loyal support of the trustees and
patrons.
White Town has a school im
provement association that has done
educational conditions in the com-?good work for the school. Mrs. Dan
inanity, the leading citizens, at the
suggestion of Mr. O. D. White,
who would bea valuable acquisition
to any community in the state,
White is president of the associa
tion and Miss Coreen Wall is the
secretary and* treasurer. Through
this organization the piano, a book
formed a new school' district, call-j case, pictures, books and aglobe
ing it White Town district.An I there j were purchased for the school. After
is no getting around the fact that | making other interior improvements
it is properly named. About every j the association will undertake to
three out of four houses you pass j raise money with which to paint the
on any road in that section is the building. The ladies of thecommu
horne of a Mr. White, and about ' nity gave the dinner at the cam
that proportion ot the men j*ou paign meeting Saturday in order to
meet in a crowd bear that name, j raise funds for the improvement of
However, there are sterling citizents-hherr -school;-They-realized, about
scores of them, who bear other1X75 from the splendid feast that
names, but the Whites are greatly ' was served. The only mistake the
in tne majority.
It is conceded by those who have
visited the White Town communi
ty regularly that there is no other
section of the county that has ad
vanced more rapidly along all lines
:h:in this section. The fanners are
progressive and have adopted many
new methods and are constantly pur
chasing modern, labor-saving imple
ments. The soils have been improved
and rendered more productive. And
as a natural result there has been
financial prosperity. The homes
have been improved and . the farms
and premises bear evidences of
prosperity.
There is nothing else, notwith
standing all of the progress that
iias been made, which reflects the
forward march of the White Town
community more effectively than
the growth of their school and the
very loyal manner in which it is
supported. When the school dis
trict was first established there were
for several years only 1*J or 15 pu
pils enrolled, while now tile enroll
ment ranges around 75. No com
pulsory education law is needed for
White Town. The parents realize
the importance of sending their
children :<> school and are not let
?ii?r anythim: interfere with their
?ducation. Two special elections
voting additional i.?.-. js for the sup
port of the school have been held.
A :?i.i!i" has been purchased and a
.ry
an?
orl<
leactiel
M hool.
i:i th
iW ii: I
I :i
hat
I His ls Lu?
county
e state) i
tor M Into
only rani
iud one of
at owns a
ter . ?; tb?
ladies made was in charging 40
cents for dinner when it should
have been not less that 50 cents. ,
Another matter that must not be
overlooked tn this running account
? ?f what th? good people of that
section are achieving, and that is
he very marked increase inland
'-ilues daring the past lu years.
Some 10 or 12 years ago Mr. W.
L. Ridlehoover, onevof the very best
citizens in the county, bought a
tract of land near the White Town
school house for about ?5 per acre
and recently sold it to a gentleman
from one of the Piedmont counties
for *45 per acre. Mr. B. D. Hitch
ing was offered ?40 per acre for his
farm sometime ago. This enormous
increase in real estate values ia at
tributable largely to the splendid
school that has been built up in the
community. Constantly men are
Coming fromoth^r sections into the
community making inquiry about
lauds, whether any can be bought
and at what price.
The candidates, the editor of The
Advertiser and ail of the other visit
ors thoroughly enjoyed the cain?
paign meeting at White Town,,
pronouncing it the best of the se
ries of meetings 'thatx have been
held in tiie county since the cam
paign opened. We have a number
of invitations to visit White Town
again and s ? charmed were wo with
our first visit that it will requite tu>
urging to induce to avail our
selves of the pleasure the first op
portunity that is presented.
pail
clo.?
Ililli chara;:
dune is reflected by the
exercises; that arc held al
ot each session. Several
persons told lae writer Saturday ot
the splendid entertainment that was
held at the close of the last session.
We can not close tiii-^ reference
to the White Town school without
commending the good work thai
bas been done for the past several
years i>y Miss Carne
principal of the school,
only painstaking and
her regular routine
A. R.
IV
Talbert, as
She is li ?t
thorough in
work in the
class room, but by her personal in
terest and sympathetic contact she
so encourages and inspires her pu
pils that a ..wholesome ambition
is aroused and their lives are im
pressed indelibly. When the present
generation of boys and girls shat!
have become men and women ol
White Town, the makers of the
community life, they
much credit to Miss
will ascribe
Talbert for
The old N'ii'ety Six district chap
ter i>. A. li. will hold its resillar
monthly meeting Monday afternoon.
August IT, :it 5 c clock at the home
.ii Mrs. N. <T. Evans, the program
being as follows:
Meeting called lo order by Re
cent.
Invocation by chaplain.
Roll call and minutes b_: secreta
ry.
Business session.
Life of Gen. Sumter, Mrs. Janies
R. Cantelou.
Recitation, Miss Florence Mirna.
Ammunition, arms and accoutre
ments used in the Revolutionary
war compared with that used in the
present European war. Mrs. Fan
nie Tompkins.
Sara!) R. Collett,
Historian.

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