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VOL. 79.
NO. 23.
JOHNSTON LETTER.
Buy-a-Bale Movement Takes
Possession of Town. Offi
cers of Music Club. Re
vival Services.
The "buy-a-bale" movement is
tabing strong hold upon the citi
zens, a number of bales being
bought, and a good many have
agreed to buy one or more bales.
Some of the bubiness houses are as
sisting by allowing 10 cents per
peund on accounts. Those who
have bought their b-le are: J Neil
Lott, J C Lewie, J L Derrick, 2
bales, J P Bland, E M Walker, J A
Lott, L S Maxwell, C P Corn, A J
Lewis, Dr. S G Mobley, W S Mob
rev, G P Cobb, P N Keesee, G D
Walker, F L Parker, T C Edwards,
F S Bland, B F Lewis, W E La
Grone, F M Boyd, A B Lott, Wil
liam Lott, J h Walker, J W Cox,
W M Moore, W W Rhoden, H W
Crouo?i, E O Crouch, Johnston Drug
Co., Derrick Bros., Lott-Wal ker Co,
LaGrone Drug Co., J H Payne, one
bale, W P Cassells 5 bales.
An enthusiastic and music loving
band of ladies met at the home of
MTS. F. M. Boyd on Friday after
noon, and organized a music club,
the following officers being elected:
President, Miss Lila Maud Willis;
vice-president, Mrs. F. M. Boyd;
secretary and treasurer. Miss Clara
Sawyer. The meeting will be held
eemi-monthly on Friday afternoon,
and will meet with the members in
alphabetical order, the second meet
ing being with Miss Emma Bouk
night. At this time the nam? of the
club and the motto will be voted
upon, each member to bring a sug
gested name and motto. The con
stitution is being framed by a com
mittee, and a semi-yearly program
committee will select the masters to
. be studied and arrange other inter
esting features such as musical se
vjectipns by the composers studied.
A^clelightful morning luncheon
was that of last Thursday when
Mrs. W. A'Jen Mobley entertained
some o? her friends, the hours being
from ll to 1 o'clock. The decora
tions in the home were very pleas
ing and harmonious, the richly
tinted flowers and foliage of the au
tumn season being used, and large
vases of golden rod were 3bout, and
the back ground of all, was large
sprays of red and golden foliage.
After cordial greetings to the guests
6 tables of progressive cards were
eu joyed. The tally cards were in the
shape of leaves and tinted, and the
highest score was made by Mrs.
Annie Lewis who was presonted
with a box of correspondence cards.
A four course luncheon was served
upon an artistically appointed ta
ble. Fruit sherbert was first served,
then a salad course, followed by a
more elaborate course, and lastly,
frozen cream with cake.
A union service of the circles of
the woman's missionary societ}', was
held last week at the Baptist church,
this being a special day foi state
missions. A good program was ar
ranged, an enjoyable feature being
a duet by Mesdames L. C. Latimer
and F. M. Boyd. The song was com
posed by Rev. W. T. Hundley,
"The homeland for Christ." When
sung, South Carolina was substitut
ed for homeland. This song has
gained note, being sung by thou
sands. The state mission offering
amounted to over $50.00.
Mr. W. Wallace Turner reti med
to Clemson college on Tuesday,
having been detained by sickness
Mrs. Susie J. Latimer left on
Thursday for Sylacanga, Ala., to
spend the winter months in the
borne of her son, Rev. Leon Lati
mer.
Miss Bessie Mae King has return
ed to Savannah after a visit in the
home of her aunt, Mrs. M. A.
Huiett.
Mrs. Warren Miller of Colliers,
has been the guest of Mrs. Jack A.
A. Lott.
Mrs. Annie Matthews of Augus
ta has been visiting her sisters-Mrs.
J. L. Smith.
Mrs. T. J. Price and Miss Rena
Hart are at home from a visit to
North Augusta.
Mrs. T. R. Denny who has been
ill for the-past six weeks at Lumber
City, Ga., is now rapidly improv
ing and is expected home in a few
days.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher who has
been spending the summer in the
mountains of North Carolina, has
returned to lier home here.
Mrs. M. K. Wright entertained
with a dining one day of the past
week, her honor guests being Mes
dames D. J. LaGrone and Irwin
Welling.
Messrs. Frank Bland and Earl
Smith spent a few days in Savan
nah last week the guest of friends.
Dr. Victor Seigler of Jackson
ville, Fla., was here during last
week visiting relatives.
Mr. Willie P. Yonce is ill at his
home here with typhoid fever.
Miss Hortense Landrom of Lan
caster is spending awhile with Mrs.
P. N. Lott.
Revival services began on Sunday
morning at the Baptist church, the
Rev. R. C. Reaves, of Blue Mount,
Miss., Evangelist, assisting Dr.
King. On Tuesday evening Rev.
and Mrs. Wood worthy, will arrive
to assist in the meeting. Great inter
est is being manifested.
Flat Rock News.
Vacation time has passed with
the farmers. They are busy picking
cotton,peas, cutting hay and making
molasses. They are beginning to
study what to plant to take plaoe
of cotton they expect to leave off
another year." Wheat will be more
extensively sown in this section
than it has for a number of years.
The pea crop in this section is very
good.
There have been a good many visi
tors in our neighborhood this sum
mer from this, and other states.
Mrs. J. N. Griffis has returned
home after a visit of several weeks
to relatives in different parts of the
county.
Mrs. Sallie Dorn %nd daughter
Carrie, from Parksville. and Mis.
j Nixon of North Augusta spent the
week-end with Mrs. P. H. Bussey.
Mies Mamie Bussey entertained a
number of friends very delightful
ly on Friday evening. She left
Wednesday for Hartsville, Darling
ton county to enter school.
The Grove community was very
much saddened on Saturday the
12th inst., by the death of Mrs. T.
M. Dorn. It was not known she
was so seriously sick. She was only
confined to her bed about five days,
her trouble being pneumonia. Mrs.
Dorn before her marriage, was Miss
Lizzie Still of Little Stephens creek
section, her early married life hav
ing been spent in that section, later
the family moving to the Red Oak
Grove neighborhood where they
have since resided. She reared a
large family of children consisting
of five boys and four girls, all of
whom are living except two. She
was a help-mate to her husband in
the truest sense of the word, a kind
and affectionate mother, a generous
neighbor and consistent christian.
Her children's devotion to her was
beautiful. Mrs. Dorn was about
sixty-seven years of age. She was
laid to rest on Sunday afternoon in
Red Oak Grove cemetery by the
side of her husband who preceded her
only a few short months, ?ix of her
nephews acting as pall-bearers,
Messrs. Earle, Willie, Clyde and
Clifford Dorn, Willie Parkman and
Eddie Walker.
Observer.
Modoc, S. C.
World's Greatest Shows and
Spectacle "Solomon and the
Queen of Sheba" Now on
Way.
Official information confirms the
announcement that on October 10,
Ringling Brothers' circus will give
two performances in Augusta.
Many new features have been
added this year, thb most notable
of which is the spectacle "Solomon
and the Queen of Sheba." This
colossal production is presented
with a cast of 1,250 people,
a ballet of 300 dancing girls, 735
horses, 32 camels and a trainload of
scenery, costumes and properties on
the biggest stage in the world.
Following the spectacle, a circus
program ef unusual brilliancy will
be presented, including an array of
foreign and American acts new to
the circus world. The menagerie
contains 1,003 wild animals, 41 ele
phants, five giraffes and a "caby
zoo." Tbe circus is transported on
80 double length cars. Special ar
rangements have bee~ made by the
railroads to accommodate the
crowds, that will vioit the circus
from this city and the surrounding
country.
WHITE TOWN NEWS.
Making Preparations For The
Coming of Jack Frost. Im
provement Made in
School House.
Mr. Editor: I believe the people
in this section have about decided
that Jack frost isn't far off from the
way they have been wearing coats,
jackets, cutting fire-wood etc., in
the last few days. But I expect a
cool spell would suit our cotton
pickers all right.
Mr. Abbie Reel, and niece, Mrs.
Mollie Mathis, from near Green
wood visited relatives in this sec
tion last week.
Misses Eula and Bessie Earling,
spent a few days recently with Miss
Maggie Deale.
Mrs. D. M. Bullock, from Mc
Cormick spent several days of last
week in this section visiting rela
tives.
Mr. and Mrs. George Long, from
Rehoboth section were the guests ol
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Ridlehoovei
last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Jennings,
spent last Sunday with Mr. W. W.
Med lock and family.
Miss Ida Minor, and brothel
from Callison section spent thc
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Cleve
land^Patterson, of this section.
Mrs. J. A. Walls, visited bei
brother and family, T. R. Langley,
at Plum Branch, last Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lyon, from
Cailison section were the guests ol
Mr. and Mrs. Noel Rankin, last
Sunday.
Mr. W. T. Reynolds, and family
spent the week-end with Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Deale in Sbatterfield
section.
Mr. J. S. Mann and family, Mr.
Hiram Walls and sister, Coreen,
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Mann Sunday last.
...Mrs-'W S Reynolds -visited -Mre
Dan White last Wednesday.
Mr and Mrs J A Walls were the
guests of Mr J R White and family
Sunday last.
Mr Gary Minor and family spent
the day recently with Mr. and
Mrs Cleveland Patterson.
Misses Rosa and Mattie Sue Mi
nor were the guests of Miss Coreen
Walls last Saturday.
Our School Trustees have made a
change in the looks of our school
house somewhat by moving the two
windows from the back to the front
end of the building, which will help
the students very much, by the
light coming from the back on the
books instead of glaring in the face
from the front side. Also they will
put up our new Hilipate black
board before school begins the mid
dle of October.
C. W.
White Town, S. C.
Petit Jury, Second Week.
J A Suber, Johnston,
A S Powell Jr, Pickens,
T R Hoyt, Johnston,
W W Wise, Shaw,
D N Dorn, Parksville,
A P Lott, Johnston,
Pickens Ryan, Shaw,
II C Watson, Wise,
J W R DeLaughter, Red Hill,
3W J Harling, Collier,
J P Brunson. Parksville,
G D Mims, Collier,
James Temples, Jr., Ward.
W R Gilchrist, Talbert,
Lewis Kubanks, Red Hill,
B L Miras, Wise,
A V Coriey, Elmwood,
T P Salter, Pickens,
J A Blackwell, Plum Branch,
J H Lyon, Plum Branch,
M E Strom, Antioch,
D A Johnston, Johnston,
H L Coriey, Hibler,
W L Rutland, Ward,
T W Lanham, Plum Branch,
J L Prince, Moss,
Wiley Derrick, Johnston,
I M Dorn, Elmwood,
Joe Gardner, Roper,
L C Mims, Collier,
R D Seigler, Talbert,
W A.Jordan, Johnston,
C T Mathis, Collier,
B B Ergle, Johnston,
C B Stone, Modoc,
W W Adams, Wise.
$'2-2.50, $25.00, 27.50 suits made
to order of fine woolens. These an;
$35.00 to $45.00 values.
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Travels in Germany.
When we sailed from New \
on the eleventh of June, our d
nation was Hamburg, Germi
our boat, the "Pretoria" of
Hamburg-American line. A
thirteen days at sea, with glym
of land several times along
coasts of England and France,
landed June 24, at 9 p. m. at (
haven, a German port beton gin
the Republic of Hamburg. 1
large Atlantic Liners do not |
ceed up the Elbe, but "put'in'
this place, a busy and growing tc
and popular watering place. E
were many people at the pier to
the incoming steamer and to g
relatives and friends returning
the Fatherland. Some were d rea
in the gay national holiday attire
, bright oolored garments with
i turesqne head adornment, the i
distinctly foreign costumes that
had seen. There was much exe
, mont and noise in the Oust
? Honse. All of our suit cases, 40
number, were quickly placed o
i long platform each person hav
; to open and stand by his own b
' gage and wait until the offic
came down the line to make
inspection. They lifted up the c
ners of the clothing in the suit c
ina hasty examination and seemed
? be quickly satisfied that we had
i dutiable articles, such as choool
and cigars. Then they marked et
piece with a tag, "Zoll 4" and tl
? finished what we feared would to
, disagreeable experience.
When we left Cuxhaven on t
: 10 p. m. train, it was still daylij
r as we were so far north near t
: * land of the midnight sun." Ea
coach of the European trains is
vided into several corapartmei
I having the appearance of sm
rooms closed by a door and conta
ing places for eight persons, sitti
lour on a seit and facing one a
, other. According to that arran{
ment, some must always ride bac
tfsaigt a very undesirable positic
i gentleman, -who through bo
courtesy and tardiness, had to
i seated very often in this manni
said he was going to write a bo<
cn "Seeing Europe backwards."
A narrow aisle lighted wi
large windows on one side of t
train was a social gathering pla
. where the passengers would fi
quently meet and talk with the
neighbors from the adjoining coi
partraents and enjoy the fine viet
. ?f the outlying country. Some trail
have no aisles, the entrance to ea<
, compartment being mide throug
doors that open outside and whk
were securely locked by the officia
between stations. So if one ha
disagreeable companions there wj
nothing to do but sit and face thei
to the journey's end with no aisi
for a retreat.
Dr. Wicker placed our sectio
under the care of his son duriug th
ocean voyage so wc did not see hit
until he greeted us at the large sts
..ion at Hamburg, having arrive
two days ahead of us on anothe
vessel. We soon recognized hi
splendid qualities as a conductor o
a party. In a very short time he ha<
assigned us to our hotels for th
night and made all necessary prepa
rations for the next dav. Dr
Burts who was a member of hi
party last year has said, "hi
is a born leader and can arrange
the cheapest and best itinerary any
one knows anything about." Oui
hotel at Hamburg was the Lloyd, i
very handsome building with wei
furnished rooms. Besides the cns
tomary linen, on each bed was ?
German feather bed for a coverlet
We had read Mark Twain's des?
cription of these and expected tc
see a mattress made of blue tick
ing and large enough to smothei
the sleeper. But instead of that, il
looked like a beautiful eiderdown
comfort and was covered with light
colored silk and proved to be lighi
and very comfortable. In the homes
of some of the peasants, however, 1
think we would have seen the Mark
Twain variety. The next morning
we had our first European breakfast,
so much criticized, but to us, an
other agreeable surprise. The menu
consisted of small cold rolls hard to
pall open but very nice after the
feat was accomplished, and deli
cious orange and apricot marmalade,
tine butter and coffee. No fork was
placed at the plate as only knife and
spoon were necessary. Breakfast
! with the fork, or as the French say,
; a la fourchette, includes meat and
is seldom served and more
expensive. Some complained at first
at the ?neaare meal but after a f<
mornings, grew accustomed to
and many really preferred it to t
heavy American breakfasts. He
much easier would the domesl
problem be here if our housewiv
would adopt that simple mode
living.
We left Hamburg so early in tl
morning that we did not see mui
of the city but foun3 the count:
along the railroad very be?utif
and well cultivated, irrigation hen
generally used. The roofs of tl
houses were thatched, and pictu
esque. Dutch windmills, fine He
stein cattle, fields of grain ar
queer-looking scare-crows made i
teresting scenes of rural German;
It seemed strange to see so mar
women working in the fields alon
side of the men, some actually ;
the plow. Advertisements of tl
Singer Sewing machine campari
were posted in conspicuous spo
there and in many other places t
afterward visited. Instead of tl
usual, "candy, chewing gum *an
bananas," a man came through th
train crying, "whiskies" and carr;
ing a basket well filled with bottle
and glasses, bat fortunately fonn
no customers in the Wicker partj
The most attractive of the tree
along the way was the larch whic
is similar to our sycamore but som
larger with black spots on a whit
trunk and leaves like the maple.
} Thos. Cook smooths the roug
places for many a tourist travellin
in a foreign country with a limite
knowledge of the language. Hi
men are at every station, dresse
in uniform with "Cook's Interpre
ter" written in gilt letters on th
collar of the coat. One of these ae
commodating individuals met us a
Berlin, gave us three guides and di
rected us to auto sight seeing car
for a drive around the city. Th
Kaiser's Palace was the first plac
of interest. It presented an nn
attractive exterior but was mag
uiticently furnished on the inside
The floors were highly polished
J causing the rule to be made tba
every visitor must put on felt slip
pers over the shoes as a means o:
protection. We were very a wk ware
in these boot-like affairs, sliding anc
slipping aud almost falling at times.
We were in constant fear that ?
very stout man in the party woulc
fall down and break some of the
costly china and decorations for he
persisted in sliding along more rap
idly than was prudent or safe. A
sign "servants belonging to this
castle forbidden to take money"
was the only instance in all of our
journeys where "tipping" was under
the ban. The university of Berlin, a
very imposing structure, was point
ed out by the guide, and as we pass
ed by, numbers of Geraan students
were coming from the massive
buildings. They wore black robes
and mortar-board caps and had
many searson their faces as trophies
of duelling and fencing, an impor
tant part of each student's course.
The Tiergarten, presented to the
people by Frederick the Great, is a
large wooded park of natural scen
ery free from rubbish and under
growth and well marked with walks
and drives, some for pedestrians,
some for horseback riders called
bridle paths and others for vehicles.
Through the dense growth can be
seen at intervals marble statues,
lakes and fountains edged wi th
bright flowered borders. The most
imposing monument was that of
Riehard Wagner raised in ihe year
1903. The composer is represented
in a sitting posture and on the ped
estal are Siegfried lying dead in
the arms of Brunnhilde and the re
cumbent figure of Tannhauser.
Lime trees are popular in Berlin,
the principal street bearing the
nane, "Unter den Linden," or under
the lime trees. A drive down this
military highway, one hundred and
ninety-eight feet wide and so called
from the handsome marble groups
of the renowned military and politi
cal geniuses of Germany on each
side, gave a most pleasing and last
ing impression of Berlin, the bril
liant capital city. War would be
cruel indeed if such monuments of
arts should be destroyed. This
fashionable thoroughfare lined with
many tiue buildings extends to the
Brandenburg arch which is sur
?ounded by the famous chariot of
victory removed to Paris by Napo
leon but afterwards brought back
by Wucher.
' The most beautiful building in
Berlin is the Reichstags-Gebande
(House of the imperial Diet) built
WEST-SIDE NEWS.
Death or* Mr. J. M. Self. Pay
ing 10 Cents For Cotton on
Account. Will Repair
Baptist Church.
Mr. J. M. Self, better known as
"Mid Self." departed this life on
last Friday, September 25, in his
78th year. Mr. Self served four
years in the Confederate army with
the Hampton Legion and no bra
ver soldier ever shouldered his gun
in defense of what he conceived
was a rightful duty. He was a con
sistent member of the Methodist
church of this place and was always
liberal with his means in the chris
tian cause. Surviving him his
widow Mrs. Margaret Robertson
Self and three sons, John Self of
McCormick and Henry and W. T.
Self, also one daughter, Mrs. Wal
lace Robertson. We extend to the
bereaved family our sympathy.
The farmers of our ^community
are holding their cotton to a man
for better prices and there seems to
be a concerted action on their part
with the merchants to assist one an
other in this crisis. ..Talbert and
Blackwell Bros. are paying ten
cents per pound for cotton on all
accounts. It is said it will take
about six millions of bales fer thia
country, so if we could fall on a
olan of selling just half of this crop,
we ought to be able in that way to
get a better price for our crop than
the present quotations. All guano
concerns ought to be willing to
give us ten cents per pound on con
tracts as we bought their goods on
a basis of 12 cts. cotton and they
should share some of the losses with
the farmers. He should not be
made to carry it all, because their
profit aa mine was to come from
the producer and what concerns the
farmer concerns them. This is not
a case of supply and demand, be
cause too much cotton had not been
raised under ordinary conditions,
but this? war which won't last al
ways and came as thief in the
midnight and jerked from us the
result of the efforts of the y6ar.
Now it is left to tho bankers, mer
chants and fanners to help ono an
other.
Mr. W. Jasper Talbert, Jr., is
now visiting his gland parents,
??oD. W. J. Talbert aijd wife. Jas
per has a position with the new ho
tel just completed in Augusta.
We had preaching service Sun
day night at the Methodist church,
with Rev. Covington officiating.
The Baptist church yesterday in
conference raised sufficient funds to
repair the church.
Mr. Taylor Garnett a travelling
salesman is off un a short vacation
visiting his sister, Mrs. J. F. Stone.
Dr. Osborne, of North Carolina,
has bought the home place of Mr.
J. H. Stone. We welcome more of
these good people imong us and
hope that the doctoi's purchase will
cause more to come.
Parkville, S. C.
of Stlesian sandstone and require!
teu years to complete at a total cost
of five million dollars. Nearby
stands the massive statue of Bis
mark with allegorical figures sur
roundiugit, representing the growth
of Germany. The two reliefs on the
pedestal represent Bismark being
crowned with a laure) wreath and
the bird of wisdom surrounded by
the birds of prey. On one side of
the pedestal is Germania with her
foot upon the neck of a tigress and
Michel bearing the earth on his
shoulders in typification of the ex
pansion of the German possessions
in Africa and Oceauea. At Char
lottenburg. a suburb, is the mauso
leum in the vestibule of which is a
large figure of the Archangel Ga
briel, upon which a curious blue
light is cast by the stained glass
windows. Within this structure lie
interred the remains of Frederick
William III aac of bis consjrt,
Queen Louise, as well as of the
Emperor William I and the Em
press Augusta. The finest sculptures
are the recumbent figures of the
first two, that of Queen Louise be
ing remarkably fine and 'beautiful.
On returning to our hotel, "Mono
pal" in Friedrich Strasse, we saw
women street cleaners, another oc
cupation that has even reached our
own cities ol New York and Chica
go.
Wc left Berlin in the afternoon
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