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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1915
AN EXPLANATION? ,
Senator Tillman Answers Criti
cism as to Appointments
Made for the Western
?<iitor The State:
I have just seen in Saturday's State
Mr. McGowan's report of how jobs
caused by the creation of the west
ern district were portioned out as a]
sort of a "family affair."
Mr. McGowan insinuates that I
ara the most interested, and that!
only those near to me, 'perhaps a j
relative" of mine, will get the best
His statement is so full of errors
and malice that I am constrained,
against my will, to tell just how the
bril became a law. It has the ap
pearance of bragging too much for
line to enjoy it, but the credit, if
there be credit, for this piece .^of
legislation, is due al most entirely to
Congressman Byrnes. He got it,
through the house-this, too, by
ray help-and perhaps I was the
only man in Washington who could
have aecotnplished it.
Wyatt Aiken introduced the bill
early Inst year, but it lay asleep in
t he judiciary committee of the house.
I introduced Aiken's bill in the sen
Site and tried io get it out of the ju
diciary committee there, but failed
because of an unfavorable report
from the attorney-general and the
objections of a western senator,
whose state "needed a judge much
more than South Carolina," he said.
After the primary eleetion was
over, ana ?I! rTfr? safely re ejected,
the m?nib?rs o? the South Carol i n ?
delegation in the house got busy on
the court bill. An agreement was
reached amoug themselves as to
where the court should be held.
This was the mck upon which the
bill foundered once before. Finley
and Latiraer could not agree as to
where the court sbouid be held, and
the bill died in conference after
having passed both houses
When the court, bill, as amended
by Aiken? was called up in the house
and unanimous consent asked for its
consideration, Mr. Mann objected,
which put a quietus on it for the
time being. Byrnes found out
what Mann's grievance was re
ported to Jue. Mann bau selected !
as his candidate for judge, Con
gressman Johnson, and was unwill
ing to have the bill passed unless
Johnson was to be made judge.
Mann had to be pacified or the bill !
would never have become a. law. I
had introduced Aiken's bill in the
senate i he day after he introduced
it in the house. At the opening of
congress I urged Johnson on the
president as a good piece of judicial
limber, looking to his appointment
to a judgeship in the District of Co |
lumbia, or to a place on the inter
state commerce commission. There
fore, I did not hesitate to set in mo
tion instrumentalities to find out
what Mr. Johnson's chances were in
case the court bill became a law.
A cabinet officer, whose assistance
I invoked, after talking the matter
over with President Wilson, in
formed me that the president liked
Johnson, and would moat likely ap
point him. Mr. Byrnes called this!
cabinet officer over the phone and ?
got in communication with Mr.
Mann. Thus the way was paved
for the bill to pass the bouse.
IN THE SENATE.
By hard work among my per
sonal friends on thc senate judiciary
committee I got thc bill out of thc
committee on March 2 with a favor
able report, i did not know whether
to have it put on the calendar and
wait for an opportunity to itali it up
or to hold it back. I was in this
dilemma when told by Mr. Byrnes
that the house bill had passed with
theCullop amendment. Under tin
advice of a Republican senator, an
old friend ol' mine, I got it on the
calendar with this favorable report
about 7:00 P. M. on the 'Jd ol
March. Tiie house bill was hurried
to the printer to be engrossed and
signed by the speaker.
It got back to thc capitol betweerr|
8:00 and 9:00 o'clock, and .1 held
the messenger who bore it. over to
the senate sitting on a sofa in :i
corner of the chamber until I had
talked with three or four Republi
cans and one or two Democrats who
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Mt. Zion W. M. S.
The W. M. S. of Mt. Zion
church met on last Saturday after
noon at the home of Mrs. Monroe
Padgett, this being the first meet
ing held in a private home. All of
tho members expressed themselves
as pleased with this change from a
oublie to a private place of meeting,
and greatly enjoypd the oozy home,
and the sociable feeling thus engen
dered. Women will always be es
sentially home lovers, and will best
enjoy the work which can be done
within the walls of a home. After
the regular routine of business, our
feminine curiosity was gratified by
each member displaying the articles
hospital-box. "Neat and tasteful,"
was the verdict which could have
been passed upon most, while some
brought out specimens of fine needle
At the close of the meeting, our
kind hostess gave us an agreeable
surprise by inviting us to the din
ing-room. Here, amid much social
chit-chat, a delightful salad course
was served, followed by cake and
coffee. If this fine precedent is fol
lowed up, we are quite sure now
that our missionary society will be
a success, not only in its appointed
work, but as a social factor. The
next meeting will be held at the
home of Mrs. W. A. Pardue.
Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Whitlock,
with their pretty daughter, Miss
Ruth, motored over from Kitchings'
Mill on Sunday, to visit Mr. and
Mr*. J. C. Whitlock.
Mrs.U G. Pardue and Mrs. W.
A. Pardue, with her bright little
children, spent the day with rela
tives in Graiiiteville on last Sun
Mt. Zion, S. C.
Fencing Off Field?.
Before much pr?gf?flA can be
made in raising animals the manag
er ffl?Tt lay ont his fields and pro
vide fencing materials sufficient tc
afford grazing for the animals. As
one farmer expressed it hogs must
be kept out of t^jir cor?uvrib. The.
same might be said of other animals.
There should be pastures and graz
ing crops in abundance so it will
sejdom be necessary to keep animals
confined in pens and fed. They
should have grazing so they can ?
harvest their own feed.
Plenty of fencing materials gives
the farm manager a chance to cut
his farm up into the fields of conve- j
nient size to graze the animals. In
this way, as soon as one crop is j
grazed off the animals may be mov
ed to another field and the field just
grazed plowed and planted to an
other crop. This is not all. The
various fields get whatever benefits
may be had from the,manure drop
pings of the animals.
Whether the fencing be perma
nent or temporary will depend upon
the manager's general plan of rota
tion. But there should be enough
fields to provide crops >o that as
one is grazed off there will be an
o;her field ready. This calls for
good management for it takes abili
ty to provide for emergencies that
may arise to upset plans.
In addition to the grazina and
pasture crops, it will be necessary
to have crops for grain, hay and si
lage supplements. Grain will be
needed to maintain animals when on
pasture, and when they must be fin
ished f??r the flock or for market it
will require considerable grain and
lt will be seen that livestock re
quire feed, and feeds for livestock
require a definite plan of rotation,
ind suet) a rotation demands an in
telligent larmer. - Farm and Kinch.
Action of the Clubs.
The leading clubs of Greenville
h ive decided lo abide without pro
test by the new liquor law, which
prohibits the keeping of liquor or
beer :it auv place, save in the privat'.'
residence or room of the owner. The
clubs acted as they should have
done. This gallon-a-month statute
is a law of South Carolina, and
should be respected, regardless ot'
whether or not it causes inconve
nience, though it appears to many t "
be an infringement of their personal
liberties. Had the larger clubs iu
no red the law, that would have
opened the way for the more ques
tionable clubs to have so. Thc peo
ple would have asked why it is that
the rich can have their liquor while
the poor are denied the privilege.
tireen vii le News.
which she had prepared
Mrs. L D. Crouch Entertained.
Dr.* Morrall at Home Again.
Miss Harrison Takes
Mrs. Day's Place.
Mrs. L. D. Crouch gave a beauti
ful and unique party on Wednesday
ovening last, in honor of her hus
band's birthday anniversary. A
flower contest was enjoyed, in
which Mrs. Austin Clark was the
successful winner. If a prize had
buen offpred for the most original,
humorous and witty answers, it
would have unque tionably beep
iriven to Mr. Walter Smith. HU
pal ?er was loudly applauded, and
?Teated a continued uproar of laugh
?er. Mrs. Crouch, as is always her
wont, proved a most charming host
jenM. Delicious punch was served
throughout the evening,and an ele
gant salad course was enjoyed.
Mrs. B. J. Howard, from Beech
island, spent the we?k end visiting
her mother, Mrs. Corrie Ryan.
Miss Louise Coleman spent sev
eral days during past week visiting
There is universal rejoicing over
?h" fact thai Dr. S A. Morrall has
sufficiently couvalesed from his rv
cent critical illness to be brought
home. Ile returned from the Co
lumbia hospital on Wednesday last.
Mrs. J. II. Courtney spe?it the
week end in Columbia, the guest of
Mrs. W. M. Leppard
Senator and Mrs. B. R. Tillman.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Knight aud Mr.
Jones have returned from Washing
ton, and their friends are delighted
to have them back.
Mrs. Mike Herlong is spending
this week in Bitesburg visiting her
mother, Mrs. Padgett.
At a recent meeting of the W. C,
T. LT., held at the home of Mrs. J.
H. Courtney, Miss ELhei Harrison
was elected to fill the place as leader
of the Loyal Temperance Legion-i
the place made vacant by the death I
of that universally beloved lady J
Mrs.-P. 8. Day. 'Misrftuth:&il'teii
will act as president of the band.
Mr. J. B. Knight is being show-1
ered with congratulations upon hw ?
prospect as clerk for the newly ere- j
ated Federal district, and Tientonj
rejoices doubly just from the fact j
that one of her worthy and efficient
sons shall be thus honored; atid in \
the second place, that the appoint-j
ment will not remove from her bor
ders this gentleman and his lovely!
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Tillman and ?
Hon. C. C. Featherstone of Green
wood, Col. Robert Watson and Mi
Nicholson from Ridge Springs,
have bern recent visitors at the
home of Senator Tillman.
Friends of Mrs. Garland Cole
man will be gratified to know that
she is convalescing from a recent
spell of sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Day were
week-end visitors at the home of
Mr and Mrs. Stevens at Belvidere.
Mrs. J. R. Mons has returned
home from a visit to her father's,
Mr. George Walker at Belvidere.
A Tribute From Modoc Mission
Mrs. C. E. Holson a loval moth
er and devoted^wife has left us tobe,
with us no more in this life but we
bow in hnmlilc submission to God's
holy will, knowing that he make:*
Be it resolved that we, the mem
bers of Modoc missionary society
cherish our sisier's sweet mern or y
and reserve on our record a blank
page and that we send a copy oi
these resolutions to the bereaved
family and one to The Edgefield,
Mrs. F. M. McDaniel,
Mrs. Narrie McDaniel,
Mrs. R. G. Boswell,
Man Takes His Own Medicine
is an Optimist.
Uti has absolute faith in his med
icine--he knows when he takes it
for certain ailments he gets relief
?'copie who take Dr. King's New
Discovery for an irritating ('old are
optimists-they know this cough
remedy will penetrate the Humus
of the throat, kill the germs, and
opei the way for Nature io act.
You can't destroy a Cold by super
ficial treatment-you must go to
the cause of the trouble. Bc an
optimist Get a bottle of Dr
King's New Discovery to-day .-?
Fanners Generally Backward
Members of Missionary So
ciety at Work. Death of
Mrs. Mattie Holston.
Mr. Editor:- We are going to
let you know we people away over
here are still living, though this ter
ribHs weather has us looking some
what 'done up."
Farmers are generally backward
witb,tbeir work. There ha* been
vervjlittle gardening done here al
The ladies missionary society met
iast' Thursday afternoon. Though
the membership is small here we
have some zealous workers and our
society is progressing nicely under
its findent and sweet president,
Mrs. Grover McDaniel.
last Monday morning our
hearts were rent wi:b sorrow when
the news sprtad of the dta'h of our
dear neighbor, Mrs. Mattie Holston.
Deatii seems a sad word, yet with
her <ipw li ttl*1 it meant. She left this
dreai^, cold and cheerless world io
join her Saviour within his court in
glory. How sweet to know she is
wher? there's no more sorrow, all
joy where, she ever shall ? well. She
?vas ? consecrated christian, being
a menber of the church at this
place, a zealous Sunday school work
er, a member of the ladies mission
ary society here, always doing her
duty $n every call for her master.
It seems mysterious why she was
taken, 60 lovely a life to be cut off j Q
so early in womanhood but God I
neede?d ber so be called ber to join |t]
bim. We cannot solve our Saviour's
masteries now but some day the
gates of hea/en will be thrown ajar,
then A'e shall know why He did all j,
things&Sbe was placed ?in ber last]
vetoing place Tuesday at noon andi(]
amid many beautiful floral tributes
her body now sleeps.
Helston leaves a devoted
and three daughters, also
' .:;ves to whom we extend ,
?eTpest sj ni pathyT ''We ck'n on ff j
say to each "Strive to be like her." h:
Listen, Ladies! j ?
Listen, la lies! It is up to you to iri
save the south's cotton crop and to j 2
?.stablish the textile industry of the 1
region on a dividend paying basis, j1
by wearing cotton clothes and more 1
cotton clothes. Mr. R. M. Miller, of j
Charlotte, president of the Elizabeth 1
mills, made an interesting talk be- j6
lore the meeting of the American 1
j Cotton Manufacturers' association j1
jin Auguta Friday afternoon, inj1
j which he appealed to the women, 1
; li rsl, lo wear clothes made in I
America; second, to wear more/
clothes; third,t J wear cotton clothes, '
Nowadays, according to Mr. Mil-11
? 1er, a woman uses about five yards s
j of cloth to a dress-equalling 125,-! *
j U00,U00 yards of cloth for one dress '1
j per year for each woman in the ; '
I United Stales. Our mothers used 12 1
lyaidstothe dress. On the sime j *
I figuring, to equip each woman with :<
lone 12-yard dre-s, it would require ?
300,000,000 yards of cloth. Were!1
dresses 12 yards, instead of S ve1
yards, one to each woman, it would *
mean $43,750,000 annually to the M
manufacturers. ; '
Were all the women of the ; '
United States to each wear five '
dresses a year, and use 12 yards inj1
each dress, thc increase in ihe manu-j1
facturer would be over *2<'0.0UtJ,
000-equal to about one third ol'
the total capital stock in cotton
manufacturing in the United States.
Our mothers wore, in their day.-,
a dress and three to four skirts,
where one is worn by tho women ol
to day. If all women would wear
skirts, as did our mothers, the differ
ence would be over $1,000,000,000
a year spent in cotton goods atone.
-S'tartan! ?u rg ll era id.
White Man With Black Liver.
The Liver is a blood purifier. It
was thought at one ti m < . it was the
seat of the passions. The trouble
with most people is that their Liver
becomes black hecau.se of impuri
ties in the blood due to. ba?l physi
cal states, causing Billiousness,
Headache, Dizziness and Constipa
tion. Dr. King's New Life Pills
will clean up the Liver, and give
you new life. 2">c. at your Drug
WU! Surely Sion ?hat Cou?fc.
Callison School Newa.
As we have not seen a letter from
our school in some time, will write
i few dom. We did not have any
school the 25th February, but went
to school and worked in the yard,
set out three pretty little oak
trees and named them George, Wash
ington and Mary. We also set out
violets around the trees. It seems
is if we have more hopes for Waah
ngton than either three. I guess it
s because he was a noble man.
Very little farm work hag been
lone yet. Wintern still on and we
ire still hoping and looking for the
Mr. GOBS Winn and sister, Miss
Waggie, made a flying trip to Mc
Jormick Saturday in his car.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren L. Winn
rave the young people a party Fri
lay evening, Maroh 12, which was
in joyed very much. There were not
rery many present because ?hey did
lut receive the invitations in
i me. We danced and played all
;inds of games. The music was I
urnished by the Winn and Seigler j
land. It certainly was fine music.
Mrs. Rupert Mayson gave a quilt-1
ng last Tuesday.
Misses Lenora and Carrie Belle
Vhatley spent a very pleasant day
ri th Miss Clara Jordan Saturday..
We are sorry to report that Miss
Lita Lou Mayson has not been well
or the last two weeks.
Mrs. Jim Callison spent last Mon
ay very pleasantly with her sister.
Mrs. J. P. Sullivan, Miss Mattie
jou Coleman and one of her little
isters came up to see Miss Bulah
/odey Friday last.
Mrs. J. O. Seigler has been on
he sick list, but am glad to report
he is doing nicely now. She is
ble te be up again.
Miss Martha Strom has been stay
ag with her sister, Mrs. Quarles.
Mrs. W. E. Winn had a turkey
A School Girl.
Governor Removes Barnwell
OoWmbiOiav?n 12 --B.^F^"
>le?, S. A. Wise and V. S. Owens
oernbers of the Barnwell county
lispensary board, have been re
uoved from office by Governor
banning. The removal order follows
wo public hearings when much tes
imony wa? ordered to serve the re
noval order on the members.
"In view of the above slated facts,
vhich are found to bj fully sustain- j
id by the evidence, I feel it my du i
y to remove from offne the present
nembers of the county dispensary
toar? for Barnwell county," say.-1,
he order of the Governor.
The general charges against the
lispensary boird members as found
>y Governor Menning after hearing
he evidence are: That worthless
md unsalable liquors were pnrehas
ul that ordinary care and considera
ion was not observed in awarding
,he contract, for hauling liquors in
he county, that "n . of the dispen
ier? sold beer not authorized by the
sounty board, thal excessive prices
vere paid by the board for several
?rands of liquors, . that relative?
?vere employed by tho board, that
?ach and every local dispensary was
jverstocked, lhat bottles containing
ess than one-half pint were supplied
?,o the loyal dispensaries by tip?
)uard, that drinking of whiskey in
the dispensary at Williston was un
restrained, that liquors were offered
for sale which had not been sub
jected to chemical analysis.
Some Forms of Rheumatism
Rheumatism is a disease cltarne- j
terized by pains in the joints and in
!,he muscles. The most com mon
forms are: Acute and Chronic
Rheumatism, Rheumatic Headache -,
Sciatic Rheumatism and Lumbago.
All of these types can be helped j
absolutely by applying some good i
liniment that penetrates. Au ap
plication of Sloan's Liniment two i
ur three limes a day to thc affected j
part will give instant relief. Sloan's
Lii'iment is good for pain, and es
pecially Rheumatic Pain, because it
penetrates to the seat of the trouble,
loothes the afflicted part and draws
the pain. "Sloan's Liniment is all
medicine." Get a 25c. buttle now.
Keep it handy in case of emergen
?y.--3 _ ^_
Cines Old Soras, O?ria te??c*?)es Won't Can,
f he worst cases, no maller of howlong st andr .
are cured by lhe wonderful, old reliable lir
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relievo
.?du and Heals at the same lime. 25c, 50c,
W. C T. U. Entertained hy Nw.
Bean. New Century Club
Interesting Meerie ,g.
The W. C. T. U. met wit h Mw.
.T.P. Bean on last Friday afternoon,
and the day was celebrated as Un
ion Signal day in comm?moration
of the birthday of Mrs. Lill i am M.
N. Stevens. Daring roll call the
members answered with newspaper
clippings pertaining to the subject.
The president, Mrs. Denny, made
some interesting remarks, this being
followed by a biographical sketch
of the life of Mrs. Stevens by Miss
Zena Payne. 44Her last words for the
public," was read by Mrs. A. T.
King. The reports of the heads of
the various departments showed ac
tivity. The "Union Signal5" was
presented and several subscriptions
..aken and it was decided to seiod the
campaign edition to the tonsorial
parlors here. The report of the re
ient W. C. T. U- convention held
it Trenton was given by Mrs. P.
ii. Lott. A motion was made by
Urs. James White that some cloth
ng be sent to the Belgians in the
?ame of the W. C. T. U. and offer
?d her home aa a central place for
he donations which will be sent
)c as soon as sufficient is on hand,
rhe next meeting will be the co
>perative one of the W. C. T. U.
ind mission societies of the various
ienomination* of the town. Mrs.
tf. T. Turner is superintendent of
he co-operation an j will arrange
he program, and have charge. It
vas decided to have the meeting in
.he Methodist church as there would
)e expected a large attendance of
,he societies. Before the meeting
vas dismissed Mrs. Denny gave to
?ach member a picture of Mm. Ste
vens with her birthday message con
cerning the Union Signal.
The Rev. Herifng a missionary
preached in the Baptist church on
m impressive and appealing one.
He has been upon the field l:or 30
years, at present having a year's
Dr. A T. King filled the pulpit
af the. Mt. Pleasant Baptist church
on Sunday morning.
The Ne* Century Club met with
Mrs. Albert Dozier on Tuesday af*
ternoon and thc meeting was one of
much pleasure a- well as pro lit.
.Mrs. W. F. Scott president, presid
ed? and several matten: wen: dis
posed of. The delegues were elected
to the state federation at Beunetls
ville and were, 1st delegate, Mrs.
Scott, president, ex-oilicio; 2nd
delegate, Mrs. A. D. Grant, alter
nate, Miss Zena Payne. Miss Alma
Woodward was elected to lill thc
office of treasurer, which had been
made vacaut by the resignation of
Mrs. Edwin Mobiey. The lesson
study being taken up, Mrs. P. B.
Waters acted aa leader and proved
an excellent teacher. "JamesRussell
Lowell, poet, critic and essayist,"
Mrs. J. L. Walker; "Marriage and
influence of his wife." Mrs. P. N.
Lott; "John Greenlea! Whittier,
bumble birth, ancestry, education,"
Mrs. W. F. Scott; reading, "The
storm," from Snow Bound," Miss
Ciara Sawyer; "Ralph Waldo Em
erson, early life and ministerial ca
reer," Miss" Al ma Woodward; "His
personality," Mrs. H D. Grant;
reading, "Hyam sung at completion
ol' Concord monument, 183G," Miss
Zena Payne; piano solo, Mrs. Scott.
The hostess assisted by Mrs. W. P.
Yonee and Misses Sallie Dozier and
Rachael Simmons made the social
period very pleasant, an t served
first jelly w?th whipped cream and
two kinds of cake, foliowed by
coffee ami cheese crackers. Bouquet*
ot violet.-, thc club flower, were os
An afternoon that gave much"
pleasure and profit to the memoers
of the Baptist mission society who
compose the 4th circle, was on Sat
urday when Mis. F. M. Boyd en
tertained this circle. Thia spring
the society is studying "The chilli
in the midst," ike lessons being by
circles with leaders. Tin: hostess
invited besides those of her circle,
the leaders and teachers of the sev
eral othes circles. Each teacher gave
au outline of one of thc chapters
and thus an excellent summary was
iiiade. The truths of the book were
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