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Office NJ. 61. fir
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, Oct. 7th.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Mrs. Arthur Childrens of Ridge
Spring spent Monday here with
Services in the Presbyterian
church at Johnston this. Sunday ai
11:15. No afternoon or. night ser
It seems that Ford cars do not
have to <ro in winter quarter*. They
are being used on the Edgetield
roads in dpi te of the mud.
The recital that witT-^e given lr.
Signora Carolina Du Fabritis iii
the opera house has been postpone-.,
until Friday exening', October 30.
The fall session of the noun ol
general sessions will convene n^x;
Monday, October 12, with the Hon.
George E. Prince as presiding
The committee recently appointed
to beautify the Baptist church
grounds bas commenced active work
and very soon the result of their la
bors will be observed.
After the rains cease it will be a
splendid time to begin to put in"
a large grain crop. Forget all about
next year's cotton and sow your
very best land.
At a meeting of Contraree Pres
bytery last week Rev. P. P. Bla
-lock was requested to take charge
of two mission churches, the Pres
bytery paying the salary. B.
Miss Evelyn Edmunds who is at
tending a leading business college
in Columbia is here spending sever
al days with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Edmunds.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Edgetield chapter, U. D. C.,
will be held Tuesday afternoon,
October 13, at the home of Mrs.
L. Mims at 4:30 o'clock. All mem
bers are requested to be present.
Preaching Sunday morning and
night ai Methodist church. Hours
11:30 and 8. You are invited. Sun
day school at 10:30. Be one of a
hundred. Special for young people
Cotton insured 840.00 per bale
at your house, 50c per bale 3
months, 70c bale 4 months, &4c per
bale 5 months, 9Se per bale 0
months. Optional with company to
replace cotton or pa> the insurance.
E. J. Norris.
Cotton is being marketed slowly.
It is probable that the maturity of
bank notes will cause il lo be
brought forth in larger quantities.
The majority of fanners will have
to sell at least a portion of their col
ton when their obligations become
due. After they have satisfied their
creditors hy paying at le isl part
they can then hold the remainder of
their crop for a higher prive.
.Mrs. T. P. .Salier and her daugh
ter, Miss Ruth stiter. spent Friday
in Edgetield as guests of Mrs. J.
L. Minis. While iure Miss Ruth
stood the examination for 3 teach
er's certificate. She is well equip] id
for teaching, having graduated
from the Ililli School in Portland,
Maine, and also took a course ol
one .\ear at Coker college, this
Immediately after the Sunday
soho-I next Sunday morning a con
ference of the members of the Bap
tist church will be held. A full at
tendance of the membership is de
sired as mitlers of importance will
be presented for consideration.
Notice to Veterans.
All Confederate Veterans of
Sedgefield county who have not al
ready ?eut in their record during
the war between the States will
please do so at as early a date as
possible, also give a short sketch of
Miss Mary E. Lake,
Historian Edgefield Chapter U. D.
C., Edgetield, S. C.
Read the full page advertisement
in this issue in which Mr. Ruben
stein not only announces that he
will conduct a special sale for lu
days but be gives a number of prices
showing what great values he will
offer during that time. He asks
that, in order to prove every state
ment he makes is true, you take the |
advertisement with you to his store
and compare with the goods and
prices offered you. Certainly noth
ing more could be asked or expec
ted. He will make good every state
ment contained in the advertise
Mr. Ch?ties Hall of Aiken is
spending a few days in Edge?eld
with Mr. and Mrs. Jame3 A. Tim
Public Sales of Land.
The attendance upon the master's
sale of real estate Monday was not
as large as usual at this season. On
ly three tracts were sold and thc
bidders were few. Owing to the
financial stringency land will nos
he in great demand this fall. For
that reason some of thc public sale^
have been withdrawn indefinitely.
The Watson Lind, lU'J acres, was
bougl hy .Mr. W. A. Reynolds foi
$1,000. The Tutt land in the Anti
och section was knocked down to
Mr. Irvine Alexander of Augusta,
for *07-3. The tract belonging to
the estate of S. T. Brimson war
bought by Dr, J. E. Brimson and
later sold to Messrs. E. P. and VV.
R. E. Winn.
Two Edgefield Young Ladi^
Eveiy year each of the female
colleges in the state places a scholar
ship at the disposal of the organiza
tion known as the federation of
Women's Clubs. The opportunity
of winning these scholarships is
thrown open to all of the young la
dies of the state. This year Edge
held was honored by having two
young ladies of this county win
scholarships. Through the Federa
tion a scholarship to Coker college
has been awarded to Miss Lena
Lanham and a scholarship to Lime
stone college has been awarded to
Miss Ruth Long. These two popu
lar young people have been greatly
honored by being chosen from
among the many applicants over
The announounceraent that Miss
Leila Kemp and Mr. Joseph ?ussey
were married Sunday, October 4,
..t the home of Mr. P. H. Bussey
was a surprise to a large number of
their friends. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. George W.
Bussey. Miss Kemp is a daughter
of Mr. P. B. Kemp of the Callisou
section ?.r?d is greatly belove J. ?he
bas taught several years in the wes
tern portion of the county and has
a host of friends who extend hearty
congratulations. Mr. Bussey is the
representative of an old Edgefiekl
family whose name has always been
highly respected and honored. He
;s a successful farmer. The Adver
tiser extends hearty congratulations
io these young friends.
Fawners Met in Court House.
A mass meeting of farmers was
held in the court house here Thur.
day. the meeting being orgauized
by the election of P. N. Lott as
president and P.-. W. 8. Stokes,
secretary. After a discussion of the
colton situation and the business
outlook a resolution was adopted
rr commending thai the legislature
enajt a law limiting the acreage of
cotton for next year to seven acres
to the plow or 50 per cent ol' this
The meeting also endorsed the
Toxas warehouse tplan .md oppos 1
the McLauria bill with reference tu
the establishment ol* cotton war:
houses. A resolution wax passed in
dorsing liie bills introduce] in con
gress by Representative Henry of
Texas andSRcpresentativti Finley of
.South Carolina providing for the
lending of money direct to the far
mers upon cotton warehouse re
''.'lie convention to day was op
posed to the enactment of a stay
law and likewise opposed to extend
ing the time for the payment of
School Improvement Associa
Monday afternoon, the occasion
having been previously announced,
a number of the women of Edge
field ' .ul all the High and graded
schojl teachers assembled in the
school auditorium to consult to
gether on the advisability of or
ganizing an association in which
parent and teacher might co-oper
ate for the improvement in many
ways of the school conditions and
Prof. Lyon took temporary charge
and brought the matter to a con
clusion by the election of a presi
dent. Mrs. Hallie N. Greneker hav
ing been elected to this position
presided during the remainder of
meeting. The other officers are,
vice-president, Hrs. W. E. Lott;
secretary, Miss Grace Tompkins,
and treasurer, Prof. C. C. Ross. A
committaeon membership consisted
of Mrs. T. J. Lyon, Mrs. T. H.
Rainsford and Mrs. W. L. Duno
vant. Committee on rules and regu
lations, Mrs. J. L. Minis, Mrs. .1.
G. Edwards and Mrs. W. C.
Tompkins. On the early report of
the last named committee, another
meeting will be called and arrange
The Right Man
Twelve years ago when Mr. J. R.
Scurry was elected steward of the
County Home the right man was
chosen. Instead of becoming care
less and indifferent, feeling that the
position now belongs to him by
right of possession, Mr. Scurry has
grown more and more faithful. The
inmrr.es of the Home ave devoted
to him, realizing that, in him they
have an abiding friend, who really
carts for their comfort and wel
fare. At the regular meeting of the
board of county commissioners
Tuesday Mr. Scurry was re-elected
to serve for another yes.'. All a'ong
the board has act- I wisely, realiz
ing that no better man can be found
for the position of steward than
Planning Farm Buildings.
EverjT home owner who expects
to make improvements and get the
benefit of economy and attracive
ness in the arrangement of farm
buildings should have a definite
plan. This is especially desirable
when a new place is being improv
ed and the farmstead is yet to be
laid out. So much depends upon
the arrangement of the varios build
ings, the layout of the various
fields, situation of the highway to
market, etc., that this is often the
difference between success on the
one hand and failure on the other.
When one has an old farm
where the farmstead has been in
conveniently and unsightly arrang
ed it maj- be a difficult problem to
change the arrangement in accord
ance with economy and attractive
ness. But in man., instances it will
be possible, perhaps economical, to
move minor buildings, change roads
or drives, remove objects that mar
the landscape and remodel the gen
eral scheme of the farm. Conve
nience means much where there are
livestock to care for implements to
shelter and crops to store. In these
days when labor is expensive and
machines and implements must be
sheltered it pays to economize with
both man and machine labor.
Making money, a3 important as
it is, is not all of farm life. We
need comfort and convenience and
a farmstead that represents skill and
artistic planning where we may enjoy
the open country and have favorable
environment for rearing the family
and contributing the best possible
service to society.-Farm and Fac
Planting Home Grounds.
Let us not forget to beautify our.
homes, improve the home grounds
and plant an orchard for ourselves
and our children. Remember, we
are making arrangements for com
fort, convenience and contentment
for next year and perhaps for many
years and if we should fail this fall
we will hnve lost a splendid oppor
tunity and perhaps ono year ot"
Let us look to the futuro. Tho \
war in Europe, as disastrous as ii
is to ilie Europeans and as much as
it may disturb us temporarily, will
soon be over and its horrors known
only til rough history. Our farms
are our homes; they are to furnish
the sustenance for our families and
the environment for our children
and we eau not afford to neglect to
plant fruits, shade trees, shrubs
and il o wers.
Conditions are very favorable
for planting the home grounds.
With plenty of moisture there i.
no reason why we can not plant
abundantly this fall and winter and
prepare lo ''live ?it home" and en
joy *.he "fruit, of our labor." Laud
owners wouid find il a splendid in
vestment in many instances lo plant
orchards, shade trees and improve
the homes of their tenants. This
would oller inducement to the most
progressive and perhaps cause ten
ants to take more interest in the
home and thc farm.-Farm and
Brilliant Reception in Honor of
Bride and Groom.
Mrs. Lizzie H. Folk gave a re
ception at her home Thursday eve
ning in honor of Ur. A. H. Colley
and his bride who returned Wed
nesday from their wedding journey.
It has been pronounced the most
elaborate and most delightful func
tion of the kind ever held in Edge
field. About three hundred guests
were invited, a large number
attending from Johnston and other
places, as well as from Edgefield.
The drives leading through the
beautiful grove to this attractive
horne were brilliantly lighted by
electric lights suspended from the
trees. As the guests arrived they
were received at the door by Mrs.
D. B. Hollingsworth and Mrs. W.
C. Tompkins. They were then
ushered into the left front parlor
and presented to the guests of honor
by Miss Virginia Addison and Miss
Marie Key. It would be difficult
indeed to arrange a more beautiful
living picture than was presenied
in the artistically d .oraied parlor,
the decorations of white and pink
roses with a generous draping of
smilax forming a pleasing back
ground for the constantly moving
mass of richly gowned lidies and
handsomely attired men as they
came and went i.i extending greet
ings to the bride and groom. The
hall and dining room were likewise
tastefully decorated in pink and
white, a profusion of pink roses br
The northern end of the wide
piazza proved tc be an ?ttractive
rendezvous throughout the evening,
for it was there under a dense cano
py of pine boughs that rive pretty
lassies, Ida Folk, Lydia Brimson,
Margaret May. Genevieve Norris
and Florence Minis, served delicous
It was in the spacious dining
room that the guests lingered long
after being served with delicious ice
cream and several kinds of cake by
Misses Marjorie Tompkins, Eliza
beth Rainsford, Lillie Morgan, An
na Hollingsworth and Mrs. W. L.
Dunovant, Jr. Mints were also
served, these, like every other fea
ture of the occasion, conforming to
the pleasing color scheme of pink
As the guests passed from the
dining-room they were intercepted
bv Misses Natalie Fad^ett and
Charlotte Strother who pinned on
each a golden slipper suspended by
dainty pink and white ribbon.
Rev. Maxcy G. White and His
Bride Wi" go as M:~~:ona
ries to Brazil.
Rev. Maxcy Gregg White, an
Edgetield boy who has made a fine
record, his been appointed a mis
sionary to Brazil. He wa9 married
early in September, and his bride
will also go as a missionary. The
current issue of the Foreign Mis
sionary Journal contains the fol
lowing sketches of Mr. White and
his young wife:
Maxcy Gregg White was born in
Edgetield county, South Carolina,
December ll, 1688. His father died
November 20, 1S96, leaving his
mother with five little children, he
being the oidest. Her health was
not srood, consequently on Septem
ber 9, 1S99, she put four of the
children in Connie Maxwell O.*
pbanage, Greenwood, keeping the
baby with her.
Maxcy lived as an inmate of the
orphanage until he left there to en
ter tlie freshman class of Furman
University in SepteuiDer, 1906. His
own personal possession at that time
amounted to the handsome sum of
twenty dollars. Hythe aid of some
friends he got along until at the
commencement in June, 1910, he
graduated with the A. B. degree.
During the next yeal he taught
school as the principal of the State
High School at Fluni Branch, S. C.
The first of October, 1911, he
enteic 1 the Southern Baptist Theo
logical Seminary, Louisville, Ky.-.,
and June 2, J'.! 14, gradu?t 1 with
the Th. M. degree.
ile decided to enter th'.' minis*
try during his freshman year at
rle became a Student Volunteer
for Foreign Missions in Colnmbus,
Ohio, while attending the [nier
national Bible C-JUTerence, October I
tie was licensed to preach in
September, 1911. Ordained in
September, 1913. Appointed ::
missionary to Brazil May 14, 1914.
Mrs. M. <4. White was Miss Kate
M. Cox. ?Sil!.' was born in Bona
parte, Iowa, Juno 12, 13!H, and was
reared and educated in Kansas City.
Mo. While in the High School she
took some extra work in order to
enter the university, but when tho
time came the way was blocked
and it was not her privilege to en
ter college. She biavely went to
work, securing a position as book
keeper iii Kansas City, which she
held two years. During the last
two years she has attended the W.
M. l\ Training School at Louis
ville, where she graduated in June.
She has been active in church work
tor several yeais and worked in the
Settlement in Louisville. She was
married to Kev. M. G. White on
September 4, 1914, and expects to
sail with him for his field in Brazil
as soon as the Board can afford to
send them out.
is cheap; and Devoe is not the
only good paint; it is one of a doz
en; and veiy likely, the only one in
your town-there are hundreds of
middling and bad.
You can see what change there is
o.f another good one there: perhaps
one in ten at the most.
Bad paint is dearest; middling is
dear; costs 2 or 3 times as much as
No matter about the cost a gallon :
that isn't it; the cost a square foot;
the cost a job; better yet, the cost a
There's a whole education tn
paint in this advertisement.
Stewart & Kernaghan sells it.
An Unsettled Problem.
The whiskey question will always
be like the tides of the sea, until the
Millennium comes, rsing and fall
ing. It is very difficult to secure an
impartial hearing upon this, as upon
other subjects. Bat after all is said,
the final test of anything is the
kind of fruit it bears. And we think
it will generally be conceded, that
whether prohibition be the cause of
public sentiment or public senti
ment is the cause of prohibition,
both have contributed to the better
ment ot our country. And thc mere
fact that a good thing may bc badly
abused is no argument against ic.
We were reading some statistics re
cently, copied from the Omaha
News, which if accurate, shed abun
ilant light upon the unsettled prob
lem. It is said that Kansas has an
hundred and five counties with a
population of 430,274. Of the hun
dred and five counties, forty-eight
of them did not send a single pris
oner to the state penitentiary dur
ing the past year. The author goes
on to say that fifty-seven of the
hundred and live counties had not a
single pauper; eighty seven of the
hundred and five counties did not
send a single insane patient to an
institution; and it is repute! that
Kansas' death rate is the lowest in
the world, seven and a half in a
thousand persons. That state still
boasts of the lowest percentage of
illiteracy. The bank deposits have
increased from seventy millions to
an hundred and ninety millions.
This marvelous growth and phe
nomenal conditions is supposed to
be traceable to ten years of prohibi
tion. Even if only half of this were
traceable to it, surely we would be
encouraged in the warfare against
liquor. Some of it, of course, is due
to the enforcement of law and the
execution of crime. But we could
have neither if our officers of state
were miserable drunkards. It is
easy to see how such favorable con
ditions would prevail where sobrie
ty reigned supreme and public sen
timent was (pieen of the palace.
However, we must not imagine that
liquor is the main cause of all
crime. It simply unbridled crime and
allows it t? go free like a mad dog.
Sin is the cause of crime, and li
quor is the fertile soil in which sin
is developed into its enormity. Nor
should we make liquor the scape
goat to bear all the other crimes
we, as a nation, commit against
God! It is absolutely unfair to make
sobriety and enthusiasm for prohi
bition, atone for all the other
crimes, many of which are riot as
sociated with liquor at alL., But fol
lowing the principle of justifying a
tree by its fruits, we should be loy
al to the cause of prohibition, prac
ticing the principles in our lives;
but enforcing the laws through civ
ic (not church) channels. Those of
us who love this dear old state of
South Carolina feel a deep .sense of
shaine when we compare existing
conditions with Kansas.
E. C. Bailey.
No: "ce of Stockholders
Richmond, Va., September 1G.
Th'* next annual meeting of the
stockholders of Southern Railway,
to be held at the principal ot?ce of
the Company in the Times-Dispatch
building i:i Richmond on October
!3th at JO a. m., will mark a new
era in the history of the Company
as it will be th' first meeting ai
which the 12,000 stockholders have
had the opportunity to vote direct
ly, the voting trust, in existence
since the organization of the Com
pany in 18'.?4, now being in process
"An effort will be made to make
of this meeting more than the con
ventional routine which current
criticism linds to be characteristic
of the meetings of the stockholders
of American railway companies,"
says President Fairfax Harrison in
a letter addressed to all stockhold
ers, "and the co-operation of the
Stockholders is necessary to that
end. The principal officers will bc
in attendance to any questions di
rected to the policy of the manage
mentor to anv detail of its business,
and the rcpoiL of the operations
during the past year will be before
the stockholders for discussion."
The principal business to be
transacted will be the election of
rive directors, four to fill vacancies
due to the expiration of terms of
directors of the 1?14 class, among
them Messrs. Finley and Fannstock
who have died during the past year,
and one to fill a vacancy in the 1016
class due to resignation.
lt is expected that this meeting
will be largely attended and that
the gathering of the stockholders
of Southern Railway Company will
become an annual event of great
importance in Richmond.
Our stock of dress gopds this sea
son is larger and better assorted
than ever before. We have anything
you can mention in cotton and wool
goods and silks.
PKOFE SSIO "tSTAI
DR J. S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE.
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
ELROY C. SMITH
Hydralic and Sanitary Engineer.
Water Supply,, Good Roads, Land Sub
division and Surveys.
Investigations, Reports and
316 Harrison Bldg. Augusta, Ga
FOR SALE: Pure Fulghura oats
for seed. J. H. R-.l, Edgefield,
WANTED-A middle-aged white
woman to help with house work,
aho wishing said lady to be satis
fied to live in country. Good home
[,'uaranteed. Mrs. H. H. MeElraur
ray, Grovetown, Ga-R F D 2.
TORRENT: Residence of seven
rooms and pantry, near High School.
Well on back piazza, and all neces
sary out buildings. Apply to J. L.
FOR SALE- My home adjacent
to the High School. Price and terms
J. F. Entzminger,
Greenwood, S. Cv
LOST: Monday afternoon, Octo
ber 5, a lady's purse between Edge
field and Antioch; contained about
&27 in cash, pair ear-rings, letter
addressed to Dr. W. E. Prescott
and two express notices. Suitable
reward will be paid. Mrs. W. E.
Prescott, Modoc, S. C.
We have received a most comp?
tent lady from Asbury Park, N. J.,
to take charge of the hoarding de
partment at our Electric Springs
[Hillman Shaft) Hillman, Ga.
Write for particulars.
J NO. B. CLOT WORTHY,
A Good Drug Store.
It takes more than a stock of
il rugs and good intentions to make
:i good drug store. It requires an
intimate knowledge ol' weighing,
measuring and mixing, which comes
Duly after careful study and experi
ence. Your prescriptions will be
properly filled at our store. We
have every modern facility and-we
Fenn & Holstein.
Best Time to Plow LTnder Pea
A reader asks, "Wheo is the best
time to ?urn under pea vines for
This is an ever present problem
ind there will also always be differ*
mees of opinions regarding it.
Moreover, conditions, which vary
greatly, will always influence a cor
rect answer to the question.
By all means the best time to
plow under pea vines is as soon as
they have completed their growt..,
provided another crop is to follow
immediately. But if the pea crop
ioes not mature until fall and no
winter cover crop is to be sowed on
the land, and this land lies &o that
it will wash away badly, it is prob
ably equally certain that the land
liad belter not be broken-the peas
plowed under-until late winter or
?arly spring, or not until a few
weeks before sowing the next crop.
Jn the other hand, if the land is
reasonably level, so that it is uot
ivashed away badly by the winter
*ains, the pea vines may be plowed
mder at any time during the late
rall or winter, or at least the pea
fines had better be plowed under
lurHciently in advance of the plantr
ug of the next crop to allow them
o partially decay and become easily
ind thoroughly mixed with the soil.
In other words, the time the pea
rines should be plowed under de
)ends more on the cropping system
,i\d the way the land lies, than on
he condition of the pea vines. But,
ve repeat, if another crop is to fol
ow immediately, as is always de
irable, then the sooner the pea
?nes are plowed under after they
lave completed their growth, the
nore good that will be obtained
'rom them.-Progressive Farmer.