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VOL. 80. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3,1915 NO. 1;
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Text of Act Limiting Whiskey
Shipments to a Gallon a
Month. Webb Law
The'Vallon a month" act of the
g?rerai assembly under the bill
? .looking to have South Carolina re
ceive the benefits of the Web
Kenyon aot has been signed by Gov.
Manning. The text of the act fol
"Be it enacted by the general
assembly of the State of South Oar- j
"Section 1. That il shall be un
lawful for any person, firm, corpo
ration or company to ship, trans
port or convey any intoxicating li
quors from a point without this
State into thia State, or from one
point to another in this State, for
the purpose of delivery, or to de
liver the same to any person, firm,
corporation or company within this
State, or for any person, firm, cor
poration or company to receive or
be in possession of any spirituous,
vinous, fermented or malt liquors
or beverages containing more than
1 p*r cent of alcohol, for his, hers,
its or their own use, or for the
use of any other person, ti rm or
corporation, except as hereinafter
**Sec. 2. Any person may or
der and receive from any point
without the State not exceeding
one gallon within any calei dar
month, for his or ber peisona!
use, of spirituous, vinous, ferment
ed or malted liquors or beverages.
"Sec. 3. It shall be unlawful
for any railroad company, express
company, corporatiou or other com
mon carrier to deliver any package
containing intoxicating liquors or
beverages containing more than 1
per cent, of alcohol to any person
other than the consignee, and in no
case shall any railroad, express com
any, corporation or common car
ier or person or agent of such rail- ^
'. %ptvSf^tfLlP?iffyT ToO/pora
~r other common carrier or
person he liable for damages for (
non-delivery of such liquor or pack- ]
age until the consignee appears in
person at the place of business of
the common carrier* and signs iu i
person for the package.
"Sec. 4. Any person obtaining
any :u?h package under any false
or fraudulent pretext of any kiud,
or any agent or any common carrier
delivering a package contrary to
the provisions of this act shall,
upon conviction thereof, be hued
not less than ^ 100 or more than
?*00. or be imprisoned in the coun
ty jail for not less than 3U days, or
more than six mouthy, or both, ia
the discretion of the court.
"Sec. 5. It shall be unlawful
for any intoxicating liquors or bev
erages to bt* stored or kept in any
place pf business or dub room on
house in this State whether for per
sonal use or otherwise, and the li
quors or beverages herein allowed
to be imported* if St?red, 'must ba
stored in the home or private room,
of tiie person or persons so order
"Seo. 0. Not h i n ir in this act
shall prevent the shipment or trans
portation of alcoholic liquors and
beverages to or from any dispensa
ry authorized by the laws of this
State to sell same, in the county of
"Sec. 7. Any person violating
any provisions of ibis act shall b"
subjret to a fine of not less than
$100 or imprisonment for not less
than three months, or both, in the
discr?tion of the court.
'Sec. 8. Nothing herein con
tained shall prevent the sale or
transportation of alcohol under and
in accordance with the statutes of
this State, as contained, in criminal
code of 1912, sections 799, 800,
802 to 812, inclusive."
The act will go into effect in 20
Health Promotes Happiness.
Without health, genuine joy is
impossible; without good digestion
and regular bowel movement you
cannot have health.. Why neglect
keeping beweis open and risk being
sick; You don't have to. Take I
one small Dr. King's New Life Pill
at night, in the morning you will
have a full, free bowel movement
and feel much better. Kelps your
appetite and digestion. Try one to
Senator Smith Promised Data
Washington, Feb. 25.-Senator
E. ?). Smith of South Carolina, who
has been very much interested in
the matter of the importation of
potash, and who has been in con
ference during: the last several weeks
with the state department relative
to the proposed embargo placed on
shipments of potash from Germa
ny, is today in receipt of some very
interesting information from the
department. In a letter to Senator
Smith, the officials in charge of this
matter state in part.
"The American embassy at
Berlin was instructed to report
whether the exportation of low
grade fertilizer potash will now be
permitted and also whether other
forms of potash can come. It wan
also suggested that the difficulties
raised by Germany's dislike to have
jute go oat of the country might
be met by the shipment of bags
from the United States or by hav
ing the product come in bulk. The
ambassador was also instructed to
report the details of any form of J
guarantee required against the re
exportation or diversion to military |
"In view of the urgency of the |
matter, the embassador was further
telegraphed, under date of Februa
ry 19, that immediate action is nec
essary if potash fertilizers are to
come in time for the coming, spring
planting. He was instructed to
endeavor to secure the release and
forwarding of all shipments possi
ble and to assure the German au
thorities that the department will
use all available means to see that
shipments of which it has notice
will not be re-exported or diverted
to war-like uses, and that shippers
stand ready to execute the bonds
providing against such re-exporta
tion or diversion.
'When any further information
is received you will be promptly ad
Letter Acknowledging Edee- j
- fsM'a <*ffw *.o Bef?ans.
Mrs. N. G. Evans, the president
rf the Belgian Relief association in
Edgefi.ld, leoeived Thtmday the
Dear Madam:- We have the hon
or to acknowledge receipt of your
kind donation whjph was forwarded
to this commission in aid of the
destitute Belgians. We can assure
you of our appreciation of your as
sistance in this worthy cause and
will say that we are inspired by
such worthy givers as yourself to
continue our tremendous undertak
ing of feeding six and one half mil- j
lions of people. \ 1
Your consignment i.-: in pos<es- J
sion of the Carolina Company, |
Charleston, S.U., and will be dis-J
patched on our next steamer leav- j
ing that port. j
Again thanking you for your!
generosity and assuring you ot" the
gratitude of the Belgians we are
Yours very truly,
iv. I). McCarter,
New York, N. Y.
Petit Jury, Second Week.
.1 E Reynolds, Hilder,
J M BelU Elmwood,
M N Parkman, Blocker.
J M Bussey, Washington,
W P Johnson, Johnston,
.1 E Yunce, Wanl,
.1 B Miniuk, Blocker,
B R Smith, Pickens,
B L M i ms, Wise, *
John Rainsford, Ed gefiel d,
J K Bar-ett, Washington,
C W Owdom, Elmwood,
S E Posey. Shaw,
L R Branson, Jr., Moss,
W A Stevens, Meriwether,
G D Rhoden, Ward,
W II Pardue, Shaw,
A G Cheatham, H i bier,
J F Burton. Blocker,
P B Day, Jr., Trenton,
W R E Winn, Talbert,
B F Lewis, Johnston^
R W Glover, Meriwether,
W L Rutland, Ward,
P ,1 Coleman, Shaw,
L B Derrick, Ward,
G ll Waters, Johnston,
C li Holmes, Cal lier, *
K C Long, Moss.
D B McOlendon, Collier,
G W .Milier, Shaw,
II M Self, Plum Brandi,
J P Strom, Jr., Talbert,
A G Ouzts, Elmwood,
N J Parkman, Elmwood.
Educational Rally at High
School. Mary Ann Buie
Chapter Held Meeting.
Planning for Fair.
Mr?. M. A. Huiet has presented
the school library with an attractive
get of books.
The literary society of the High
School will have a debate on Fri
day afternoon, the subject to be,
"Should South Carolina have com
Educational rally day will be held
by the High School in a few weeks
and a delightful day is being plan
Telephones have been plaeed in
all the class rooms of the High
School, the superintendent's office
A bungalow cottage is being built
on tbe westside of the sohool cam
pus which' will be occupied by Prof.
Scott. Since the n m o val of the two
former school buildings th i cam
pu now covers over four acres.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter held
with Mrs. W. L. Coleman on Thurs
day afternoon was well attended
and several plans relative to chapter
work were laid. Memorial day wa?
discussed and an invitation will be
extended Hon. Lever to address the
chapter on this day. Committees
were appointed for classification and
further arrangements for the annual
flower show. As only blue and red
ribbon will be offered, the commit
tee will have tho privilege of in
cluding as many entries as desired.
A nl-asant feature of the meeting
was hearing the poem, "Aftermath,"
read by Mrs. F. M. Boyd. This
will be sent on to the state histori
an for the poem contest. The next
historical meeting will be March 25,
the subject tobe "Wade Hampton,"
and the meeting will be with Mrs.
C. D. Kenny. Hampton's birthday
will be observed and as thin is the
19th anniversary of the chapter or
ganization the exercises will _?dax
bear on TOK?*WW"
Mrs. Edwin Mcbley entertained
* number of her friends on Wed
nesday afternoon in a thoroughly
lelightful manner, progressive rook
being tbe chief Diversion. This be
ing the regular time for the Pi Tau
club, the colors, green and yellow | \
were attractively carried out in the
decorations, and the score canis
were yellow daisies. After an ani
mated game a delightful two course
repast was served.
The Apollo music club will hold
ihi ir meeting on Saturday instead
ol' Friday afternoon :is the week of
prayer will bs observed during the
Mrs. Peter Eppes of Macon, (ra ,
is expected soon to visit friends.
Mrs. Irene Coleman of Aiken is
the guest of her daughter, Mrs. W.
E. LaGrohe .
Mr. and Mrs. M. 1). Williams of I
Angust? have been guests of their
daughter, Mrs. T. R. Hoyt,.
Mrs. Pope Lott has returned from
Dearing, 6a., where she visited her
daughter. Mrs. St. Julian Harris.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Blount are
at home from a few days visit to
Mr. Staunton Lott has returned
to South. Carolina university. He
h,is fully recovered from the injur
ies he sustained while playing bas- j
Mrs. .7. G. Edwards of Edgefield !
wa? the guest of Mrs. W. F. Scott
during the past week.
Miss Emma Bouknight has gone
to Richmond to visit her aunt, Mrs.
Mrs. W. B. Cassell* is in Ellen
ton the guest of her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Stansell will
occupy the residence of the late
Mrs. Lem Lewis, now owned by
Mr. Robert Powell.
Miss Agnes Wright has gone to
the city hospital in Augusta for
treatment, being accompanied by
her mother. Since the first of No
vember she bas been in a low state
of health, and her physician feels
that the treatment will bring about
good results and that. she will soon
be restored to her former bright
Mr. J. II. White is expected Korrie
this week from a two months' stay
in Birmingham, Ala., where he has
been engaged in business.
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Perry ard
little lion, of, Charleston, and Mr.
Paul Perry of Florida, are guests
in the horne of their father, Mr.
Youi?g Johnston Farmer Urges
Change of Method. Give
Up Cotton and
The condition of the sonthern far
mer of today is .voree than it has
ever been before. On everv side
the Oiffof hard times is heard. Our
fate a* farmers is being weighed in
the balances, and unless we change
we are going to be found wanting.
We haye our lives in our hands,
the proposition is up to us, our own
judgment is the magistrate and he
witt jndge whether we shall be
found wanting or not. Our short
comings and misgivings can only
be written down in the book of
fate by our own hands, we alone
can b* held responsible for our
deeds. We have not looked for
ward enough to see how we could
avert dantrer. We are in deep water
and rirtttt turn back. Awaken Bro
cast your eyes around and see what
changes you oan make. The time
for action has arrived, and act we
must whether it be right or wrong.
Wbatare your plans for the fu
ture? pave you thought of them,
orare^you going to use the same
jld plans which your father and
grandfather used before you? For
years if* have been blind, we have
been careless, we have drifted along
think??p: we were making great
progress wbon it was only a few
persons who awoke early and
went ljj?**>ri; that made the prog
ress fo*< us- For years we have
planted only one money crop and
put t<||. in?cb dependence on it.
Year bf year we stick our finger
D?ck into the same old wheel of
fortun?;knowing that the old wound
would ?;be torn open anew. The
jame, thing happens over and over.
The price of our crop is low and
we have to let it go at what we can
(et. We,xare then through, our
>art r'Jfaafr"game is ended, and we
- ?a^h ';w*3* *A ?~ - ,
tgsKj, undaunted, undiscouraged,
jut thinking with a child's mind of
in old saying that lunch is bound
o change. All else is neglected,
mr gardens are small, our cornjis
mattended our pig pens rot, the
.nicken yards dwindle but our cot
on stands undaunted The King Ol'j
The South. Well has it been King j
?otton, it is undiminished, uncom
petitive, it has crowded every thing!
iut of its way. lt is unchallenged, j
.Yhy Bro.? Can you answer that;
piestion? The answer i< .simple.;
?Ve are trying to get rich loo quick, j
,Ve are dropping the rubies and are ?
.anding only one pearl up fr.! in-i
pection of which thyre art; so in:s
;ntii yours and mine are hardly no
iced. Ab! Pearl it is, and the moil j
brilliant one that ever grew, but w i,
Wave glutted thu markets with thom
.nd tue lu>Ue is dimmed. Our
theory is wrong and wc must change, j
.Ve the farmers of the south are i
making the greatest of mistakes.
vVeareaibt independent. We never
nave been and never will bc until ,
ve chauge. We are living loo fast,
striving to keep up with too many i
? thrr-things.and have gone to work:
with the wrong idea. Well has it
been said hy some northern man j
ihat, "The south reminds us of ai
huge giant lying on its hack cryiug
Lielp! Help! and refusing to use its'
own great strength to help it-j
This year of 1915 is going to <
be a hard one, and also a very seri
ous one. Often have I heard lately
that a great many crop-* would he
started this year and nee er finished,
and I do not doubt hut that a great
part of it is true. I would like to
think otherwise but the call of pov
erty is near and I am afraid some of
us will succumb. And it is going
to be the little farmer, it is. going
to be the big planter who raises cot
ton, and nothing but cotton this
year. Suppose cotton were to be
declared a contraband of wTar.
Where would we then be with 15,>
000,000 bales on our hands? lt is
true that this is the only way in
which w? can get our pay frjm the
negro, but wc should carry these
debts until better times. .If you are
afraid of him let. him plant your,
part of this year's cqtton crop, ami
yuti plant soriiethimr else. Sow
your land in oats and if you have'nt
done so cut it for green food, plant
peas, soy beans, alfalfa, anything
io improve your land. Buy pius,
cows,'or something to make up for
the colton. Fatten steers, build
In Memory of Jerome Derrick.
The entire community has been
in a state of gloom and sadness
since Thursday, February 18. when
at 11:30 o'clock the ministering an
gel wafted the soul of our dear
young friend Jerome Derrick into
the presence of his Master, from
this troublous world to that better
It was indeed and in trnth a sad
death that the people of this com
munity mourn. He was only seven
teen years of age and was the son
of Mr D. G. Derrick of this sec
tion. He was a faithfnl. student of
the Long Bra ich school near here,
*nd his death brought grief and
sorrow to his teacher and all the
Having given his heart in youth
to his Saviour the summer before,
they did not find him unprepared.
In the death of this young friend,
his family, community, church and
school sustained a great loss. He
was greatly loved and esteemed by
all who knew him. Always chaerfal
and bright among his fellow school
mates. Although taken while on the
threshold of an active young man
hood, bis life while on earth
was a blessing to ns all. Our eyes
fill with tears so ranch that we are
blinded by the scalding drops which
will come fourth and trickle down j
our cheeks when we realize, which t
we cm scarcely do, that Jerome
has laft us, already does the writer
feel his absence. How sad and lone
ly are the surroundings of the
home, wherein he has planted many
a foot print We can not under
stand why he was taken from us so
young and cheerful. But we must
remember that God knows best.
UA face we loved to see is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
Heaven now retains our treasure
Earth the lonely casket keeps,
And the sunbeams love to lieger
Where our sainted brother -deeps
Yes, he lett this woildof troubles
And now is sleeping beneath the
Some sweet dav we shall meet. him.
Then, oh then, we'll understand."
He is survived by his father and
mother, three brothers and five sis
ters. The funeral was conducted on
Friday, February ll), at ll o'clock
at Philippi Baptist church by Rev.
T. A. 1'osey of Ward, and then was
laid to rest in the cemetery of that
Th': entiro sympathy of all goes
out to the family of the deceased,
fheir grief is painful, but they have
the cun*oiation that it is shared by
.w ry m m, woman and child in this
No Use to Try and Wear Out
Your Cold it Will Wear You
Thousands keep on suffering
Coughs and Colds through neglect
and dol iy. Why make yourself an
easy prey to serious ailments and
epidemics as a result of a neghacted
Cold? Coughs and Colds sap your
strength and vitality unless checked
in the early stages. Dr. King's
New Discovery is what you need
; he first dose . helps. Your hoad
clears up, you breathe freely and
, you feel so much better. Buy a
? bottle to-day and fUart taking at
i once.- 1
! you a chicken yard anda few hen
I nests,enlarge your garden,and above
I all, live at home. Make it possible
I for your garden to furnish you with
vegetables, make your cows furnish
j milk and butter for the table and
I to spare, let the chickens furnish
! eg?s and meat and buy groceries
i for the table, ask credit from no
man and make arrangements- with
your banker so that will not be able
to get any money this year. Feed
your surplus milk to your hogs,
sell your surplus vegetables for pin
money, make manure and dodge the
guano man. Thousands of farmers
are going to do this, go and do
likewise. Put your dependence in
corn, oats, clover, peas, hogs, and
cows, and hold your cotton until
jon are ready to turn louse. It
may be strange, but never yet have
I heard of a sheriffs sale where the
farmer had a bin of grain, a cri li
of corn, or a garden of vegetable-.
W. P. S.
Johnston, S. C.
Mrs. Walter Wise Entertained.
Mr. James Long Convales
cing. Lenten Services
Mrs. Walter Wise grave a series
of entertain men is daring the past
week. Friday af:ernoon she was
hostess at the regular monthly meet
ing of the D. A. R., at which time
she was not only gracious and love- &
ly, but proved, although a compara
tively young housekeeper, by the
elegant course luncheon she served
that her culinary ability could not
be questioned. No other name save
a violet luncheon could express the
real beauty of the table decorations
and the general environments, so
lavishly ana effectively was this ex
quisite little flower csed. The par
lor was adorned with huge bowls of
narcissi and tall vases of calla lil
lies. Knowing the open, frank na
ture of oar yoang friend Mrs. Wise
ind her unwillingness to disclaim
?ny honor tbat isn't due her, we are
lot afraid lo assert without any in
:errogations that those beautiful
ilies were grown by none other,
.han that successful flower grosvei:
ind flower lover, Mrs. Albert Mil
er. They were her silent represen
ative and bespoke her unselfishness
ind generosity. Bat we are digres?
ling. A most interesting historical
)rogram was rendered, the subjects
>eing' "The events of the first year
>f the Revolution," Mrs. J. D.
tiathis; "Position of tbe armies
luring the first year," Mrs. B. J.
Day; "The Declaration of Inde
xen den ce," Mrs.. Emily Manget;
'The first flag," Mrs. Walter Mil
er. The daughters were happy to
lave as honored guests, Mrs. Thorn
is, Mrs. H. W. Scott, Miss Mande
vloore. The next meeting will take
)lace with Miss Louise Coleman.
Friday evening Mrs. Wise again
mtertaiued very beautitully at tea a
ook place Saturday afternoon with
i gay and happy company of bridge
>layers.a8 her favored guests.
Miss-as Marion and Corine Clark
?ntertaiued a few friends on Satur
lay evening very charmingly with
ramos, serving dainty refreshments
luring the evening.
Mrs. Thomas from Augusta is
he guest of Mrs. T. Pi Salter.
Mr. j. D. Mathis and Mr. Doug
as Wise were the invited guests
TO Trenton to join a hunting par
y for the week-end at tire hospita
?le home"of that genial young gen
,lemau, Mr. Frank Miller of Ropers.
Miss Nellie Payne from Ropers
vas the much admire:! guest of
Mrs. Leslie Eidson during several
lays of the past week.
Mrs. Ward \v.?s the week-end
visitor at the home of .Mrs. Austin
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Moss enter
tained a number of friends at a
ipeud-the-day party on Saturday.
The numerous friends of that
much honored gentleman Mr. James
bong will be gratified to know that
ne is convalescing from his long
siege of sickness.
The ladies ot the '"Lizzie Day"
guild packed a goiiciuuS box of .
groceries for the YWkville orphan
age on Friday last.
Our Laoten services are interest
ing and the lectures by our Rector
are very instructive and we note ?
with a great degree of pleasure the
good attendance. Still there is oni
gentle sweet smiling face that we i
always miss. One who during her
life (when it was possible) lei noth
ing keep her from ' a church ser
vice. Now that 'she has exchanged .
her earthly letti for an everlasting
Easter with her Siviour, we feet
that her sainted spirit is ever hov
ering o'er all those she loved;.and
it makes the service all the more
beautiful, all the more impressive .
and i.uluitively the?e lines come to
One less at home!
The charmed circle broken, a dear
Face missed day by day from its
But cleansed and saved and perfect
ed by grace:
One more in heaven!
We vviil find but how na ?ny pro
are sive teachers there, re in th;>
county by the number who attend
the teachers meeting which has been
called by Superintendent W. W.
Fuiler for Sa turd ?y Marcho.