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-Z?TT? EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, ?914 N0-?!
YUL. iv. p* _ _
FARMERS' INSTITUTE
HELD AT EDGEFIELD
Clemson ana Winthrop Specialists Deliver Stirring
Addresses to Farmers on Livestock, Soil
Building and Domestic Science.
Attendance Small,
Great is the pit}* that a larger
number of fwmers- were not pres
ent to hear the very excellent ad
drenes delivered in the court
bouse Thursday, the occasion be
ing the farmers' institute that was
announced recently several times in
The Advertiser. The meeting was
presided over by county demonstra
tion agent P. N. Lott, through
whose efforts three institutes were
held: on? at McKendree Tuesday,
another at Cieora Wednesday and
the third at the county seat Thurs
day.
Address on Livestock.
There has been 3n appreciable in
crease in stock
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
heard with profit. Miss Bostick
began by saying that the day is not
far distant when most of the wo
men will have to do their own
work, and that they should, with
the aid of the husbands and broth
ers, begin io prepare for it- She
raiding throughout] ti rsl urged the improvement of the
household equipment, stating that
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,
binders, etc. Miss Bostick stressed
thc importance of having some sort
of water system in every home,
however ern.le the system may be.
She biinibited a drawing showing
how a barrei can be elevated near
the well and 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
the county for the past several
years, and had all of the farmers
heard the address of Prof. R. L.
Shi.-ids of Clemson college, they
would have been aroused and stim
ulated to the point of reviving
and enlarging ai 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
States 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
-?resenv hi<*b oost of j s.Vdtem of this k^d would not be
^t?T?Trmat^ij? ieuirv~_.__u-?expensive and would irreatly facili
tate the woman's work in the home.
Miss Bostick stated that there is no
good ivason why homes in the coun
try eau not now have practically as
many conveniences as the homes in
the town. Sue also urged that
everything about the home be con
ducted systematically, a time beim:
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
from becoming prematurely old.
? These short periods devoted to ab
living could be very materially re
duced if the south engaged more
largely in stock raising. He said
too that for another, reason, oui
en ormous 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 crups and
the planting of legumes, yet there
is no more effective way of render
ing thin soil more productive
than through the application of!
barnyard manure
Prof. Shields stated that it is solute rest and relaxation are w orth
generally thought that pasture lands more than a vacation o; a week i;i
could not be had in the south, but summer.
Miss Bostick urged the use of the
dreless-cooker for the kitchen as
a supplement to the range. She
also advised the use of oil stoves
iu traveling over parts of this coun
ty he is convinced that nowhere in
the country can finer pastures be
had than right here in Edgefield
county where Bermuda grass and I instead of spending, so much time
other pasture grasses nourish. He uver the hot ranee during warm
also referred to the advantage that weather. Miss Bostick closed by
the south has through the feeding impressing the importance of ruoth
of cotton seed meal, which he sta-j ers spending more time with their
ted can also be fed to hogs if prop- children, stating as her conviction
ei ly used. There ia no better feed that the quality of our citizenship I
than cotton seed meal when mixed i can l?e elevated by mothers living
of course with other feed in the I in closer touch with their childi en,
proper proportion. European conn- ; instilling right ideas and inspiring
tries realize the value of colton ; them with high ideals,
asa dairy food, conse-j
Soil Building.
The last half hour of the insti
tut?: was devoted to soil building,
the speaker bein*! W. M*? Barton, of
the district demonsira
He exhibited a chart
showinir the relative importance of
home and religious training, com
thorongh-'bred sire and a grade j ,Mon schools, high schools, colleges,
sire. He urged the purchase of ?i etc., but stated thal there is a .'prac
airest breed obtamao!e, ti. a! side tua' must not be over
,,. hogs, cows, sheep or j looked among thc affairs:and profa
set?! mea.
q nen liv thousands of tons are ship
ped abroad animally.
Prof. Shields -poke at length of
the importance of raising pure i Greenville
breeds. He illustrated tliis pointUjon agent,
by means of a chart, showing the
. obtained through having :.
re
sire 01 me ;
whether ii ?
horses, tn
embarking upon stock ?ems ,,f jif,.
<tl:
ig iic ad'
d that a small be
On thc same chan
a drawing showin?
ginning be made. The farmer-, ot this soil ;"
section have been schooled in grow-1 and in the
ow tue!
su'.'th is being depleted j
same connection it was:
ing cotton and can not reasonably I shown how through crop rotation
expect at the outset to make a sue-?and the plantin?* of legumes the'
ce-s of stock raising on a large
scale. This would be as unreasuna
bie as to expect an Illinois corn
grower to come South and make a
success of growing cotton tile first
year. In speaking of which is the
be-ft breed of hoes, )?or>e< ur dairy
soil can be enriched. Mr. Barton I
stated that .South Carolina uses
one-fifth of all ul' the commercial
fertilizers manufactured, and as
much as iii tither southern statis
combined. During the iast lu
years the acreage of cotton has in
eows, Pro!". Shields advised farmers ! creased ?-> per cent., and the fertili
to -elect the breed for which he has
a personal preference, stating that
uer bill has been increased l?o' per
cent, while the yield has been in I
i farmer is more likely to give creased only 1U per cent,
close attention to the breed that he j Mr. Barton advocates the sup
likes best. The speaker also ?aid ! plying of nitrogen by storing it
em pasts upon giving stock personal j from the atmosphere rather than by
attention, as, generally speaking, | purchasing in the form of commer
pure breeds require more attention ! cia! fertilizers, He says the soath
than scrubs, if they are to
protltable to their owners.
prove j ern farmer has become the slave of
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
occasion being the 'meeting of the
weekly auction club. There were
four tables of players and the en
thusiasm manifested over the game
?ave ample proof of the real pleas
ure derived therefrom. Mrs. Miller's
parlor was decorated with beauti
ful cut flowers, luxuriant fem?,
lending an added charm. In th?
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 tango 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 Horn's Creek girl, Miss
Madge Mays. Her Trenton friends
are alwa?a happy to see her.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Swearin-.
gen gave a beautiful six o'clock
dining on Wednesday afternoon
latt complimentary to those happy
young married couples Mr. and
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. Swear- .
ingen'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 Edgefield.
Miss Ethel Harrison is 'enjoying!;
% delightful visit ^.relativea?n.ifal?r
Inda
Miss Lola Harrison is visiting
relatives in Anderson and her
friends and sweethearts are missing
her 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 Broadna Knight is
at home again after a long visit to
his grand parents, and his home
coming has brought real joy to his
little friends and neighbors and his
big fiiends too.
Messrs. Mike Herlong, 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 ia having them locate
among us. They are occupying the
home of Mr. \V. D. 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 winier when
the land is idle by planting legumes
sue!) as vetch and the clovers.
These crops do more than merely
store nitrogen. They also pul veg
etable matter in the soil, making ii
possible to store away a larger
quantify of moisture.
Mr. Barton stated that broadly
speaking there are but two classes of
plants: Those that rob the soil or
reduce its fertility and those that
enrich the soil. He urged the far
mers present to ?>i:"?iii as many acres
during thc year of plants that en
rich the soil as they ?io of crops
that reduce thc fertility, and in
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 the boys who aro soon to begin
farming on their own account were
taught nothing more concerning'
agriculture than the nature of these
two classes of plants, soil robbers
and soil builders, in a few years a
wonderful change in thc produc
tiveness oi the southern laud would
take place.
JOHNSTON LETTER.
Miss Stevens Entertained. Mrs.
M. R. Wright Entertained
Pi Tau Club. Mrs. Lott
Teaches Scripture^.
Miss Sara Stevens entertained for
her quest, Miss Neil Carson, of Sa
luda, with a six o'clock dinner one
eveniug recently and the hours pass
ed happily.
Mr. Karry King of Savannah has
been visiting bia aunt, Mrs. M. A.
Huiet.
Mrs. A. P. Lewis is expecting'to
visit hor this week, Miss Miles, 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 ICQ 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 l'or a pleasure trip to Old
Point Comfort, and will later visit
other places of interest while away.
Misses Maud Nickerson, Sara
Sawyer, Alma Woodward and Hor
tense are spending this month in
Hendersonville, N. C.
Mrs. Hattie Parrish and Elberta
Bland are ai home from a visit to
relatives in Florida.
Mrs. W. R. Hoyt bas 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
Mobley are at home from a visit to
Augusta.
Dr. aLd Mrs. B. L. Allen were
visitors in Augusta recently.
: Mr*. .P. J.;^Waters* Sr., bas.re-,
turned from Atlanta where she has
oeen with her daughter, Mrs. Lyn I
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 or.
Thursday afternoon, and were de
lightfully entertained by their gra
cious and hospitable hostess.
Miss Eliza M i ms and her niece,
Miss Bessie King, of Savannah, are
speuding some time in the moun
tains of North Caruiina.
Mrs. H. W. Crouch and Miss
Annie Crouch have relumed from
a sojourn in the mountains of
North Carolina. Miss Elise Crouch
viii remain for another month.
Mrs. Lewis Blonnt and Miss
Emeral Gentry let: on Saturday fur
i visit to their parents in New York
city. Mrs. Biuani will return about
October, but Miss Gentry wil!
probably remain uuring the winter.
Mrs.James White and Mis Hallie
White aro at hume from Saluda.
Miss Daisy Sawyer is visiting
lier sisters, tue Misse* Sawyer.
Misses Li/./.ie and Ellie Griffin of
Newberry, have been visiting Mis>e.s
.jillian and Ella Mobley.
Miss Ella Mobley has gone
Orangeburg to visit her sister, Mrs. i
.Milton Siftiy.'
Mrs. E. B. Sa*eher and children,
of Augusta are spending awhile in
the home of Mr. W. W, Satchel', j
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dobey hive j
been visiting ti:-.' formers sister, in '.
Swainsboro, Ga.
Prof. and Mrs. Lewellyn Cog
burn, of Ward, were visitors in the]
home ol' Mr. .M. W. Clark last week.
Kev. Galbraith i>. Wright is J
visiting relatives in town aiid near?
by.
Mr. anil Mrs. Zobel, of Newber
ry, have lu--ii guests of their daugh- i
ter, Mrs. W. B. Yunce.
Mrs. Susie .1. Latimer lias gone
to Charlotte to visit lier son, Dr.
Claud Latimer. Ou the Kith, they
will sail un the "'Lenope," Clyde
line, fur a two week's pleasure trie,
tu New Vurk 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.
Wilson tfc 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 tneir own
community. So cordially were we
received and so warmly were we
greeted that we feit as if we had
set foot upon White Town's soil a
score of times. 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 Edge field !
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 Bussey who has been the as
sistant teacher has been elected
principal and Miss Mary Buoy of
Anderson has been chosen as assist
ant. Miss Bussey 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-j good work for the school. Mrs. Dan
raunity, the leading citizens, at the
suggestion of Mr. O. D. White,
who would bea valuable acquisition
to any community in the state,
formed a new school' district, call
White is president of the associa
tion and Miss Coreen Wall is the
secretary and treasurer. Through
this organization the piano, a book
case, pictures, books and a globe
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 ; the association will undertake to
three out of four houses you pass \ raise money with which to paint the
on any road in that section is the
home of a Mr. White, and about
building. The ladies of the commu
nity gave the dinner at the cam
that proportion ot the men you paign meeting Saturday in order to
meet in a crowd bear that name. ! raise funds for the improvement of
?However,- there are sterling citizent'r'-t herr -schools-They -realized?about
scores of them, who bear other ; $75 from the splendid feast that
names, but the Whites are greatly ' was served. The only mistake the
?11 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
than this section. The farmers 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
nave been improved and , the farms
.ind premises bear evidences of
prosperity.
There is nothing else, notwith
standing ail of the progress that
iias been made, which reflects the
forward march of the White Town
community more effectively than
:hegrow:hof 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 l? or 15 pu
pils enrolled, while now the enroll
ment ranges around To. No com
pulsory education law is needed for
White Town. The parents realize
the importance of sending their
children to school and are not let
ladies made was in charging 40
cents for dinner when it should
have been not less that 6U cents. 0
Another matter that must not be
overlooked in this running account
nf what the good people of that
<ection are achieving, and that is
he very marked increase in land
>'ilues during the past IU years.
Some lt) or 12 years ago Mr. W.
L. Ridlehoover, one.of 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. Kitch
ing was offered *4U per acre for his
farm sometime ago. This enormous
increase in real estate values is at
tributable largely to the splendid
school that ha< been built up in the
community. Constantly men are
c^rainir 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 thoronghlj enjoyed the cam
paign meeting at White Town,.
pronouncing it the best of the se
ries of meetings that have been
ting anything interfere with their] held in the county since the cam
T?w
cl ication. Two
Diing a : litional
?ort of the sci tool
V piano has been
t acher employed
K UOOi. fills ?S iii
i:i tiie county
w ;;: the state? <
Tile high enan
; 11 is done is reflecte?
d exercises mat are
?e ol each session.
.rv ri
wo ri.
s'liel
sped ll elections
axes for the sup
have ''cen held,
purchased and a
loye i for White
only rur ii
iud one of
:it owns a
ter of the
liv the
leia a;
Several
persons told tae writer Saturday ol
the splendid entertainment that was
held at the close of the last session.
We can not close this refereiice
to the White Town school without
commending the uoo i work thal
has been done for the past several
years by Miss Carrie Talbert, .i>
principal of the school. She i-? n >i
only painstaking and thorough in
her regular routine work iii the
class room, but by her personal in
terest ami 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 shuii
have become men an 1 women ol
White Town, the makers of ibe
community life, they will ascribe
much credit to Miss Talbert for
paign opened.. We have a number
of invitations to visit White Town
again and so charmed wvro we with
our first visit that it will requite no
urging to induce us to avail our
selves 0
portant;
t'ii1
tha
ploasim
. is pre.
the first op
f'nted.
chap
.gular
D. A. R. Meeting
The old Nioety Six distric
ter i>. A. li. will hold its ;
monthly meeting Mond iv afternoon.
August IT, at 5 o'clock at the home
of Mrs. (4. Bvans, the program
oeing as follows:
Meeting called to order !>y Re
gent.
Invocation by chaplain.
Roll call and minutes bj secreta
ry.
Business session.
Life of Gen. Sumter, Mrs. James
R. Cantelou.
Recitation, Miss Florence Mi ?ns.
Ammunition, arms and accoutre
ments used ?11 the Revolutionary
war compared with thai used in the
present European war. Mrs. Fan
nie Tompkins.
Sara!) R. Collett,
Historian.

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