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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17,1915
Senator Tillman Answers Criti
cism as to Appointments
Made for the Western
?Viitor The State:
I have just seen in Saturday's State
Mir. McGowan's report of how jobs
caused by the creation of the west
ern district were portioned out as a
so:rt of a "family affair."
Mr. McGowan insinuates that I
am the most interested, and that
only those near to me, 'perhaps a
relative" of mine, will get the best
His statement is so full of errors
and malice that I ara constrained,
against my will, to tell just bow the
bill became a law. It has ihe ap
pearance of bragging too much for
me to enjoy it, but the credit, if
there be credit, for this piece vof
legislation, ia due almost 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 accomplished it.
Wyatt Aiken introduced the bill
early Inst year, but it lay asleep in
the judiciary committee of the house.
I introduced Aiken's bill in the sen
ate and tried io get it ont 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 slate 'needed a judge much
more than South Carolina," he said.
After the primary eleetion was
over-, ana ?1! w?r?? MtfHj* r?-????tedj
the m?hibers of the South Carolina
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 rock upon which the
bili foundered once before. Finley
and Latiraer could not agree as to
where the court should be held, and
the bill died in conference after
having passed both houses.
When the ccurt bill, as amended
by Aiken, was called up m 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 I
what Mann's grievance was. and re
ported to -me. Mann hau 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 tile
senate the day after he introduced
it in the house. At the opening ot
congress I urged Johnson on the
president as a good piece of judicial
timber, looking to his appointment
to a judgeship in the District of Co
lumbia, or to a place on the inter
slate 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 most 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 house.
IN THE SENATE.
By hard work among my per-:
serial friends on the senate judiciair !
committee I got the bill out of the|
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 call il up
or to hold it back. I was in this
dilemma when told by Mr. Byrnes
that the house bill had passed with
the Cnllop amendment. Under the
advice of a Republican senator, an
old friend ol mine, I got it on the
calendar with this favorable report
abont 7:00 P. M. on the 2d ol
Milich. The house bill wa-* hurried
to the printer to be engrossed aud
signed by the speaker.
lt got bick tO the capitol between
8:UU and 9:00 o'clock, and .1 held
the messenger who bore it over tr
ibe senate sitting- on a sofa in
coiner of the chamber until I bad
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
the members expressed themselves
as pleased with this change from a
oublie to a private place of meeting,
and greatly enjoyed the cozy home,
and the sociable feeling thus engen
dered. Women will always be es
sentially home lovers, and will best
eDjoy the work which can be done
I within the walls of a home. After
I the regular routine of business, our
feminine curiosity was gratified by
each member displaying the articles
which she had prepared for the
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 tine 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 Hatchings'
Mill on Sunday, to visit Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Whitlock.
Mrs.U G. Pardue and Mrs. W.
A. Pardue, with her bright little
children, spent the day with rela
tives io Granueville on last Sun
Mt. Zion, S. C.
Fencing Off Field?.
Before much ^Ogress can be
made in raising animals the manag
er must lay out his fields and pro
vide fencing materials sufficient tc
afford grazing for the animals. As
one farmer expressed it hogs must
be kept ont ol' ?tf\ur corn_crib. The,
same might be said ot'other animals.
There should be pastures and graz
ing crops in abundance so it will
seldom 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
nient size to graze the animals. In
this way, as soon as one crop is j
grazed off the animals may be rnov-'
ed to another field and the Held 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 dip
pings of the animals.
Whellier the fencing be perma
nent or temporary will depend upon
t!ie 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
other 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 grazing and
pasture crops, it will be necessary
to have crops for grain, bay and si
lage supplements. Grain will be
needed to maintain animals when on
pasture, and when they must be fin
ished for the flock or for market it
will require considerable grain ami
It will be seen that livestock re
cluir? feed, and feeds for livestock
require a definite pian of rotation, I
ind such a rotation demands an in
telligent farmer. - Farm ami li inch.
Action of the Clubs.
Tin* leading clubs of Greenville
have decided to abide without pro
test, by the new liquor law, which
prohibits the keeping of liquor or
beer at anv place, save in the private
residence or room of the owner. The
?dubs acted as they should have
done. This gallon-a-month statute
is a law of South Carolina, and
should be respected, regardless of
whether or not it causes inconve
nience, though it appears to many to
be an infringement of their personal
liberties. Had the larger clubs ig
nored the law, that would hace
opened the way for the more ques
tionable clubs to have so. The peo
ple would have asked why it is thal
the rich can have their liquor while
-he poor are denied the privilege.
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
evening 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
b^en offered for the most original,
humorous and witty answers, it
would have unque tionably bnep
.riven to Mr. Walter Smith. Hw
P<t|>er was loudly applauded, and
. reaten a continued uproar of laugh
?er. Mrs. Crouch, as is always her
wont, proved a most charmiog riost
ras, Delicious punch was served
throughout the evening,and an ele
gant salad course was enjoyed.
Mrs. B. J. Howard, from Beech
Island, spent the week end visiting
her mu? her, Mrs. Corrie Ryan.
Miss Louise Coleman spent sev
eral days during past week visiting
There is universal rejoicing over
thc fact that Dr. S A. Morrall has
sufficiently couvalesed from his re j
cent critical illness to be brought
home. He returned from the Co
lumbia hospital on Wednesday last.
Mrs. J. H. Courtney spent the
week end in Columbia, the guest of
Mrs. W. M. Lop pa rd
Senator and Mrs. B. R. Tillman.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Knight and 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. U., held at the home of Mrs. J.
H. Courtney, Miss Ethel 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, i
Mrs. P. 8. Day. 'Miss Ruch s'?f?cet j
will act as president of the band.
Mr. J. B. Knight is being show
ered with congratulations upon his j
prospect as clerk for the newly ore- j
ated Federal district, and Ti en ton j
rejoices doubly just from the facti
that one of her worthy and efficient :
sons shall be thus honored; and in ;
the second place, that the appoint-!
ment will not remove from her bor
ders this gentleman and his lovely !
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Tillman and j
Hon. C. C. Featherstone of Green
wood, Col. Robert Watson and Mi
Nicholson from Ridge Springs,
have been recent visitors at the i
home of Senator Tillman.
Friends of Mrs. Garland Cole-1
man will be gratified to know that !
she is convalescing from a recent j
spell of sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Day were j
week-end visitors at the home ol :
Mr and Mrs. Stevens at Belvidere. !
Mrs. J. R. Moss has returned j
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-1
er and devoted jwife ha-* left us to be
with us no more in this life but we
bow in humble submission to God's;
holy will, knowing that he makes'
Be it resolved that we, the mem
bers o' Modoc missionary society
cherish our sister's sweet memory
and reserve on our record a blank
page and that we send a copy ol
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.
He has absolute faith in his med
icine-he knows when he takes i:
for certain ailments he gets relief
People who take Dr. King's New
Discovery for an irritating Cold are
optimists-they know this cough
remedy w ill penetrate the lining*
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 ti
the cause of the trouble. Be an
optimist. Gel a bottle of Dr
King's New Discovery to day.-3
Farmers Generally Backward
Members of Missionary So
ciety at Work. Death of
Mrs. Mattie Holtton.
Mr. Editor:- We are going to
let yon know we people away over
herd are still living, though this ter
ri ble weather has us looking some
what "done up."
Farmers are generally backward
witb their work. There ha? been
very little gardening done here al
The ladies missionary society met
last' Thursday afternoon. Though
the membership is small here we
have some zealous workers and our
society is progressing nicely under
its efficient and sweet president,
Mrs. drover McDaniel.
Oflj last Monday morning our
hearts were rent wi:h sorrow when
the news sprtad of the dt.ath of Oar
dear neighbor, Mrs. Mattie Helston.
D'iatU seems a sad word, yet with
her 'low litt!? it meant. She left this
dreary, cold and cheerless world to
join her Saviour within his court in
glory, How sweet to know she is
where there's no more sorrow, all
joy -yhv-re she ever shall dwell, She ?
was ft consecrated christian, being
a merhber of the church at this
plac?, a zealous Sunday school work
er, a .mern ber of the ladies mission
ary society here, always doing her
duty^n every call for her master.
It seems mysterious why she was
taken, so lovely a life to be cut off j (
so early in womanhood but God |
neede? her so he called her to join t
him. We cannot solve our Saviour's j G
masteries now bot some day the
gateajpf headen will be thrown ajar,
thenV&B shall know why Hu did all
things,' She wis placed ??in her last
reoiing. place Tuesday at noon and
amid, ?nany beautiful floral tributes
her body now sleeps.
Mr?, Helston leaves a devoted
husband and three daughters, also
ptfrjjfc^--V-lres to whom we extend i
>uTflBcpe?t's3mpathyT'vVe can on j
say to each "Strive to be like her."|i
Listen, Ladies! J (
Listen, la lies! It is np to you to i1
save the south's cotton crop and to j -
establish the textile industry of the '
r?gion on a dividend paying basis,1
by wearing cotton clothes and more 1
cotton clothes. Mr. K. M. Miller, of j
Charlotte, president ol" the Elizabeth '
mills, made an interesting talk.be-j'
lore ihe meeting of the American 1
Cotton Manufacturers1 association ?
in Augu-ta Friday afternoon, inj'
which he appealed to the women, '
first, to wear clothes made in
America; second, to wear more.4
clothes; third,o wear cotton clothe"*, j '
Nowadays, according to Mr. Mil- 1
1er, a woman uses about five yards j!
of dolli tu a dress-equalling 125,-!(
U0(J,UU0 yards of cloth for one dress '1
per year for each woman in the :
United States. Our mothers used 12 1
yaids to the dress. On the sime !
figuring, to equip each woman wilh 1
one 12-yard dre-s, it would require!
300,000,000 yards of cloth. Were j
dresses 12 yards, instead of five j
yards, one to each woman, it would
mean $43,750,000 annually to the '
Were all the women of Lae |
United States to each wear five;
dresses a year, and use 12 yards inj
each dress, the increase in the manu-j
facturer would ba over $200,000,
000-equal to about one third of
the total capital stock in cotton
manufacturing in the United Stales.
Our mothers won-, in their days,
a dress and three to four skins,
where one is worn by the women ot
to day; It' ail women would wear
skirts, as did our mothers, the differ
ence would be over ?1,000,000,000
a year spent in cotton goods alone.
-Spartan burg I lera id.
White Man With Black Liver.
The Liver is a blood purifier. It
was thought at one tim" it was the
seat of the passions. The trouble
with most people is that their Liver
becomes black because of impuri
ties in the blood due to. bad physi
cal states, causing Billiousness,
Headache, Dizziness and Constipa
tion. Dr. Knit's New Life PiU&
will clean up the Liver, and give
you new life. 2*0. at your Drug
Will Surely Sion JM CouQfc.
C&llison School Newt.
As we have not seen a letter fro
our school in some time, will wri
a few dots. We did not have ai
school the 25th February, but we
to school and worked in the yan
set out three pretty little oa
trees and named them George, Waal
ington and Mary. We also set o
violets around the trees. It seen
as if we have more hopes for W.isl
ington than either three. I guess
is because he was a noble man.
Very little farm work bas bee
done yet. Winter is still on and w
are still hoping and looking for tl
Mr. Guss Winn and sister, Mb
Maggie, made a flying trip to M<
Uormick Saturday in his car.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren L. Win
?avc the young people a party Fr
lay evening, March 12, which wa
anjoyed very much. There were no
yery many present hecauso ?hpy di.
lot receive the invitations i
ame. We danced and played al
tinds of games. The music wa
'urnished by the Winn and Seigle
jarid. It certainly was fine music
Mrs. Rupert Mayson gave a quilt
ng last Tuesday.
Misses Lenora and Carrie Belli
Whalley spent a very pleasant daj
with Miss Clara Jordan Saturday
We are sorry to report that Mist
lita Lou Mayson has not been wei
or the last two weeks.
Mrs. Jim Callison spent last Mon
lay very pleasantly with her sister
Mrs. J. P. Sullivan, Miss Mattie
!JOU Coleman and one of her little
listers came up to see Miss BulaL
borley Friday last.
Mrs. J. O. Seigler has been or
he sick list, but am glad to reporl
ihe is doing nicely now. She it
tble te be up again.
Miss Martha Strom has. been stay
ng with her sister, Mrs. Quarles
Mrs. W. E. Winn had a turkey
A School Girl.
Governor Removes Barnwell
jle.j, S. A. Wise and V. S. Owens
nembers of the Barnwell county
iispensary board, have been re
noved from office by Governor
Manning. The removal order follow:
.wo public bearings when much tes
:imony wa? ordered to serve the re
noval order on thc members.
"In view of the above stated facts,
which arc found to bj fully sustain
id by tho evidence, I feel it my du
ly to remove from ofli_v the present
nembers of the county dispensary
board for Barnwell county," sa\>
Lhe order of Ute Governor.
The general charges against the
dispensary board members as found
by Governor Manning after hearing
Lhe evidence are: That worthless
?nd unsalable liquors were purchas
fnl that ordinary care and considera
Lion was not observed in awarding
lhe contract, for hauling liquors in
the county, that '?n : of the dispen
ser? sold beer not authorized by the
county board, thal excessive prices
were paid by the board for several
brands of liquors, that relatives
were employed by the board, that
each and every local dispensary was
overstocked, lhat bottles containing
less than one-half pint were supplied
to the Ional dispensaries by the
board, that drinking of whiskey in
the dispensary at, Wi ll ?sion was un
restrained, that liquors were offered
for sale which had not been sub
jected lo chemical analysis.
Some Forms of Rheumatism
Rheumatism is a disease charac
terized by pains in the joints and in
the muscles. The mos! com non
forms are: Acute and Chronic
Rheumatism, Rheumatic II eat'acne-.
Sciatic Rheumatism ami Lumbago.
All of these types can bc helped
absolutely by applying some good
liniment that penetrates. An ap
plication of Sloan's Liniment two
or three limes a day to thc affected
part will give instant relief. Sloan's
Liniment is good for pain, ami es
pecially Rheumatic Pain, because ir.
penetrales to the seat (d' the trouble,
soothes the afflicted part and draws
the pain. "Sloan's Liniment is all
medicine." Get a 25c. bottle now.
Keep it handy in case of emergen
Cures ?W SoTe.1., Gt?ii ??ii&?.a?i Won't C:::.
The worst cases, no matter of how long standr
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable ! i
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relievo
"'alu and Heals at the same time. 25c, 50c, $1.1?
W. C T. U. Entertained by Nw.
Bean. New Century Club
The W. C. T. U. met with Mrs.
J. P. Bean on last Friday afternoon,
and the day was celebrated as Un
ion Signal day in commemoration
of the birthday of Mrs. Lillian M.
M. 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. "Her last words for the
public," was read by Mrs. A. T.
King. The reports of the heads of
the various department* showed ac
tivity. The "Union Signal" was
presented and several subscriptions
taken and it was decided to send the
campaign edition to the tonsorial
parlors here. The report of the re
cent W. C. T. U. convention held
at Trenton was given by Mrs, P.
N. Lott. A motion was made by
iiirs. James White that some cloth
ing be rteot to the Belgians in the
name of the W. C. T. U. and offer
ed her home as a central place for
the donations which will be sent
on as soon as sufficient is on hand.
The next meeting will be the co
operative one of the W. C. T. U.
and mission societies of the various
denominations of the town. Mrs.
M. T. Turner is superintendent of
the co-operation and will arrange
the program, and have charge. It
was decided to have the meeting in
the Methodist church as there would
be expected a large attendance of
the societies. Before the meeting
was dismissed Mrs. Denny gave to
each member a picture of Mrs. Ste
vens with her birthday message con
cerning the Union Signal.
The Rev. Herring a missionary
preached in the Baptist church on
ted&LE' ? rail?*-.. .His. <V - rse .ajas^
an impressive and appealing one.
He has been upon the field for 30
years, at present having a year's
Dr. A T. King filled the pulpit
of the. Mt. Pleasant Baptist church
on Sund i.v morning.
Tue Ne e Century Club met with
Mrs. Albert Dozier on Tuesday af
ternoon and tue meeting was om- of
much pleasure a- well as profit,
Mrs. W. F. Scott president, prend
ed, and several matter;-, were dis
posed of. The.delegues were elected
to the state federation at Bennells
ville and were, 1st delegate, Mrs.
Scott, president, ex-oificio; 2nd
delegate, Mrs. A. D. (-?-rant, alter
nate, Miss Zena Payne. Miss Alma
Woodward was elected to fill the
office of treasurer, which had been
made vacant by the resignation of
Mrs. Edwin Mobiey. The leeson
sjtudy being taken up, Mrs. P. B.
Waters acted as leader and proved
an excellent teacher. "James Russell
Lowell, poet, critic and essayist,"
Mrs. J. L. Walker; "Marriage and
influence of his wife." Mrs. P. N.
Lott; "John Greenleaf Whittier,
hum?le birth, ancestry, education,"
! Mrs. W. F. Scot:; rodding, "The
! storm,'' from Snow Bound," "Miss
! Clara Sawyer; "Ralph Waldo Km
?rson, early life and ministerial ea
?reer," Miss* Alma Woodward; "His
j personality," Mrs. H. D. Grant;
? reading, "Hyam sung at completion
! of Concord monument, 1836," Miss
?Zona Payne; piano solo, Mrs. Scott.
The hoste.-s assisted by Mrs. W. P.
j Yonce and Misses Sallie Dozier and
Rachael Simmons made the social
period very pleasant, and served
first jelly wuh whipped cream and
! two kinds of cake, followed by
coffee and cheese crackers. Bouquets
lot violets,.thc club flower, wer? pu
Au afternoon that gave much*
pleasure ami profit to the members
of the Baptist mission society who
compose the 4th circle, was on Sat3
urday when Mis. F. M. Boyd en
tertained this circle. Thia sining
the society is studying "The child
in tile midst," thc lessons being by
circles with leaders. The hostess
invited besides those of her circle,
the leaders and teachers of the sev
eral o thee circles. Each teacher,rave
an outline of one of the chapters
and thus an excellent .summary was
niade. The truths of the book were
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