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JOHNSTON LETTER.
(Continued from First Page.)
everything was lovely in pink and
blue tulle, roses and myriads of
pink and blue candles. The table
was covered with a lace cloth and
tulle streamers extended to the four
chandelabrae and tied in butterfly
bows. Pink and blue candles encir
cled the table and in the center a
very large cake occupied the center,
a bride and groom adorning this.
Many streamers extended from this
and the fortunes of the young peo
ple were told. Mrs. Julias Vann
.drew the engagement ring, Miss
Gladys Sawyer the wedding ring,
Miss Dollie Bettis double hearts.
Mr. Frank Bland, the coin, Miss
Frances Bland the thimble, Miss
Julia Maxwell,the shoe, Miss Annie
Crouch cat (false friend), Mr. Clyde
Airiell the clock, (never on time),
Miss Julia Conner the rooster,
(vanity), Miss Julia Caldwell, owl,
(wisdom). Refreshments of block
cream with a pink heart in the cen
ter, with heart shaped pound cake
and black fruit eake were served by
Misses Ida Satcher, Frances Tur
ner, Antoinette Denny, Annabelle
Thacker, Louise Hoyt and Ella
? Jacobs. Pink and blue heart shaped
mints were served. Passing from
. the dining room into the hallway
all registered, the book being held
by Mrs. DeSassure Hogan and Miss
Maud Nickerson. In the library the
gifts were viewed and there was a
most elaborate display of cuts ?ass,
silver and china and other useful
.articles. The bride's parents gave a
chest of silver and her grandpar
ents a heavy silver tankard. As the
bride mounted the stairway to don
her traveling suit, she threw her
bouquet which was caught by Miss
Annie Crouch. Later she appeared
in a handsome ooat suit of putty
colored chiffon broadcloth and amid
a shower of rice and rose petals the
happy pair left foran extended
honeymoon. This couple enter upon
the new era of their lives buoyant
with hope, with every propect pleas
ing and with the benediction of ail
who know them.
The news of the marriage of Dr.
C. P. Com of Johnston, and Miss
Irene Strother, which occured in
Columbia Saturday morning was
learned here with pleasant surprise.
Miss Strother who participated in
the Crouch-Maxwell wedding was
returning to her home in Walhalla
other friends accompanying her as
far as Columbia. After the ceremo
ny the happy couple left for a
honeymoon to points of interest.
Sincere good wishes are wafted
them..and a.. warm welcome awaits
Mr. Charles Frederick Pechman
died at his home here on Saturday
at 12 o'cclock. For the past few
years he has been in failing health
and during this year has been con
fined to his bed a part of the time.
All efforts were made that he might
be restored to health and skilled
physicians were consulted. In the
death of Mr. Pechmann the town
has lost one of its best citizens, for
during his days of activities he was
foremost in all that pertained to the
good of the town. He was 59 years
of age. Ile was a kind friend and '
neighboi, gentlemanly and true,
genial and hospitable, and during
the lifetime of his devoted wife,
Bessie Pechmann, this was a hap
py meeting place ofk friends and
relatives. Mr. Pechmann was a man
of much intellect, having received
his education abroad, going to Ger
many when he was eight years of
age, and his presence was always
enjoyed. He was a member of the
Methodist church. His native town
is Barnwell, and of the five broth
ers and sisters, only one is left, Mrs.
Georgia Davis of Blackville, who
was constantly at his bedside. His
only child, Mrs. J. R Kelly with
her husband, ministered lovingly to
him and were a comfort to him
during his decline. He leaves a
e niece Mrs. Joe Porter and two
nephews Messrs. Fred Mohair and
Ben Davis the latter the editor of
the Barnwell Times. The burial ser
vices were conducted on Sunday af
ternoon at 5 o'clock at the Mt. of
Olives cemetery and his body was
tenderly laid to rest beside the
grave of his wife. The burial ser
vices were conducted by his pastor
Rev. J. H. Thacker and he spoke
of the trust he had placed in his
Lord. He felt that it was well with
his soul. Two songs were softly
sung. Many beautiful floral designs
were placed upon his bier by loving
friends.
Mrs. Earl Owington Crouch en
tertained on last Tuesday afternoon
in compliment to Miss Elise Crouch
and the other honorees were brides
maids in the Crouch-Maxwell wed
ding. The home was lovely in dec
orations of palms and ferns and the
guests were received at the front by
Mesdames Taylor Goodwyn and H.
D. Grant. Punch was served by
Mesdames Claud Wertz and Chas.
Early and all were directed to this
attractive corner by Mrs. M. W.
Crouch. In the receiving line with
Mrs. Crouch and Miss Crouch were
Misses Julia Maxwell, Irene St
er, Minnie Craig Taylor, A
Crouch, '.Trladys Sawyer and
Bar tow Walsh. After pleasan
all gathered out on the long v<
di where several tables of
were played the score cards h
Cupids. Miss Elise Crouch was
sented with a dainty bridal s<
Block cream with pound cake
served by Misses Annie Cro
Eula Satcher and Maud Sawyer
was prettily arranged. The fa
were tiny golden wedding b
There were about fifty to enjoy
pleasures of the afternoon.
On last Tuesday morning ]
Janies White was the hostess
most delightful luncheon in h<
of Miss Pauline Lewis whose \
ding was to Be a happy event of
next day. The interior of the h
was bright with sommer flo\
and ferns and the parlor wa?
attractive in its decorations. In 1
sweet music was enjoyed and 1
all were invited into another r<
where a pretty sight met their vi
In a pretty alcove Miss Lewis
seated in a flower-bedecked cl
and with her Miss Elise Croti
The hostess in rhyme told of
occasion and offered sincere g<
wishes to the two. A contest '
held the answers being love so
and quotations and were goes
from character charades. The 1
honorees were presented M
"Cooks," and these were found tc
made of kitchen utensils, th J h
was made of a mop, the arme
spoons, the body a pan, eto. 1
luncheon served by Misses Ha
White and Fannie Pratt And rt
was temptingly arranged and gi?
ly enjoyed and all were indebted
the hostess for such a pleas;
morning.
On Friday, while Mrs. B.
Adams was in the home of 1
niece, Mrs. J. R. Kelly, she suffei
a fall, and, at first, it was feai
that she bad fractured the ribs
one side. She is still confined
her bed, but is not suffering
greatly as at first. Her ma
friends trust that she will not
prostrated for so long a time.
Among those who attended 1
burial of their kinsman, Mr. C.
Pechmann, were Mr. Mohair a
his daughter, Mrs. Joe Port
Messrs. Fred Mohair and Ben Dav
of Barnwell, and Mr. James Quin
and Mrs. Mattie Toney, of Grani
ville.
Misses Sue and Olia Smith visit
in Augusta last week.
Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Osom,
Spartanburg, are gues ts in the hot
of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mare
Mrs. Osom is pleasantly remember
as Miss Winifred Peclrick^ who v
i ted her sister here last summer.
Mrs. W. P. Timraerman, Mi
Schweigert and Miss Pauline Tit
merman, have been visitors in tl
home of Mrs. A. P. Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cogbur
Mr. Paul Cogburn and Mr. L. W??
fall Cheatham, of Edgefield, a
tended the Crouch-Maxwell wei
ding.
Miss Bernice Stevens, of Nort
Augusta, visited relatives here du
ing the week.
Mrs.' J. D. Mathis, of Trentoi
attended the Crouch-Maxwell wei
ding.
Mrs. Eula Gleaton, of Springfielc
is a sruest in the home of her brothe
Mr. John Wright.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Padgett an
family, Mr. and Mrs. Ransom Tin
merman, Mr. and Mrs. Ransot
Padgett and Mr. and Mrs. Ale
Watson, of Edgefield, visited reh
tives here on last Wednesday an
attended the Payne-Lewis weddin?.
Mrs. John Wright received a tel
egram on Saturday stating that Mr
Carlisle Owen had been drowned a
his home at Mullins. Mr. Owen i
the youngest son of the late Rev
John O. Owen, who met a tragi
end while pastor of the Methodis
church herc about ten years ago
The young man has visited her
during the interim, aud had man;
warm friends. He was in bathing
with several, and it appeared tha
he must have been hurl while in th?
water, for he sank before his friendi
were scarcely aware that he ueedet
assistance. One of the swimmen
was an expert diver, and found hil
body clasped to a fallen timber a
the bottom.
On last Wednesday evening th(
hospitable doors of the hom J of Mr
and .Mrs. W. L. Coleman wen
thrown open, and Mr. and Mrs.
Bartow Walsh entertained here thc
bridal party of the Crouch-Maxwell
wedding. As the guests arrived
they were greeted by Mr. and Mrs.
Walsh, and served with punch, and
later all gathered in the parlor,
where an hoar or more was merrily
spent. The young ladies were
asked to write good wishes to the
bride-elect on the pink heart-shaped
cards, and the young gentlemen
wrote good wishes to the groom
elect. These were collected and
read by Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Good
wyn. Delightful music was enjoyed,
and refreshments of frozen cream
and pound cake were served by
Misses Elberta Bland, Hallie White,
Eula Satcher and Elise Mobley.
Baskets of meats were also served.
Thc fortunes of all were told from
a beautiful bride's cake. Tne thim
ble fell to the lot of Miss Lida Cald
well of Charlotte; Miss Julia Comer,
of Greenwood, drew the ring; Miss
Annie Crouch, the thimble, and Mr.
F. S. Bland, the coin. The hours
spent in this home were thoroughly
delightful ones.
The county executive meeting of
the W. C. T. U. met here on Sat
urday with the Johnston W. C. T.
U., the meeting being held in the
Sunday school rooms of the Baptist
church and at tins time plaus for
state-wide prohibition were made
for the month of July and plans for
other matters were perfected. Dar
ing the summer months there are
no organized activities except the
W. C. T. U. and the time is now
ripe for them to push their work.
Through their efforts Edgefield
county may be rid of the liquor
traffic and in freeing herself may
help the other counties in the liquor
traffic in South Carolina. "No one is
personally interested so it can be
easily done away with. At this
meeting representatives were ex
pected from Batesburg, Trenton,
Edgefield, Ridge, Saluda, Harmo
ny and Philippi. The meeting was
called to order by the president,
Mrs. J. L. Mims of Edgefield, who
appointed as secretary Miss Zena
.Payne. Song 311 was sung, Mrs.
Mamie Tillman at the piano. Mrs.
Mims read Psalm 87, which she
beautifully explained and a prayer
was offered by Mrs. T. R. Denny
that God would bless the meeting
and that the liquor traffic would
soon be put down. Mrs. Mims read
the July plans for national prohibi
tion, July 4 comes on Sunday and
it-could be made a patriotic day
with, good program. Suggested pro
grams were given with adaress for
ordering, which if carried ont will
do more to create sentiment. It was
urged that as many unions as could
would carry out the plan. The pro
hibition button was another way
planned to create interest and sen
timent. 82,000 buttons haye been
ordered by the state W. C. T. U.
and at the executive meeting in
Columbia, plans were made., by
which every voter could wear one.
Dr. C. E. Burts stated that they
would surely have the desired effect
in arousing enthusiasm and zeal.
The buttons are expected to be in
the hands of the local W. C. T. U.
by July 1. Letter was read from
Mrs. C. P. Robinson state treasurer
urging all local treasurers to collect
dues before the books are closed.
She urged all to pay promptly and
systematically. In the national W.
0. T. U. there are now 500,01)0
paid np mern bets. The medal c?nttst
was discussed. The president
thought several contests could be.
held and after the silver contest
would come the gold contest. Active
energies for this will begin now at
an early date, and Harmony was
suggested as a central point. Thiis
matter is in the hands of Mesdames
M. P. Wells of Edgefield and M.
W. Clark Johnston. The music
contest was also discussed and plans
made. The teaiperance program for
mission societies has been arranged
and adopted and the president stat:
ed that one would be sent to each
local president.
The state executive board of the
W. M. U., at the recent meeting
held in Columbia had endorsed the
idea of using one session of the con
vention to be held in Anderson for
the subject of prohibition. Mrs. W.
B. Cog burn, superintendent of lit
erature department,, displaced post
cards and other matter sh)e had for
sale and free distribution. The
morning session closed with a
prayer that this meetiug would be
the beginning of a great movement
During the noonday hour lunch
was served in one of the Sunday
school rooms. At the afternoon ses
sion Mr. W. B. Cogburn was pres
ent and he spoke of the prohi
bition movement. He thought there
was no doubt but that E leefield
county would be overwhelmingly
carried for prohibition. The best
thing to do was to see that registra
tion tickets were in the hands of
every one of the 2,000 voters and
then see that they voted. Nothing
is so effective a s organization and
if literature is sent to every voter,
this will no doubt have its effect.
Mrs. Mims stated that the state
president, Mrs. Sproit, had secured
the services of Dr. Camp of Atlan
ta, a regular lyceum lecturer, and
he had agreed to come to South
Carolina, and enter the prohibition
work. He loved this work and he
statjd that nothing thrilled him
more than when speaking in this
campaign. Plans were made for the
tour and it was hoped that Mrs.
Amy ?Weech . of West Virginia
would also be able to come. Plac
ing posters in public view was dis
cussed and the good that would re
sult from this. The Johnston union
has 100 to place out. The president
urged all to read "Cranking and
self-starting," to be found iu the
Baptist Courier. The times are such
that Ave must not wait to be crank
ed up, we must now be self starters.
A beautiful poem, "ls it something
to you?" was read by Mrs. Mamie
/
What the Berckmans Say i
tion-Wonderful Re^ul
markable Returns
After years of intelligent toil, when
P. J. A. Berchmans of Augusta, Ga,,
was gathered to his fathers, he left
behind him an enviable reputation as
a most useful citizen, as a noted horti
culturist, a great nursery business, and
three sons to carry on the work he had
inaugurated-a business which had its
customers in every civilized land, for
the Berckmans nursery products were
above all reliable and just what the
firm declared them to be. There was
no guess work about anything they
sold. They knew the possibilities and
the limitations of every tree, shrub or
plant that went forth from their estab
ishm ent.
The business started by the revered
P. J. A. Berckmans has far outgrown
the business left by him. In addition,
the activities of the sons have caused'
them to branch out in several other di
rections, and among their ventures is a
fifteen hundred acre farm at Mayfield,
half of which is given over to peach
orchards and the other half to general
farming.
This farm, "The Oaks," located at
Mayfield, in Hancock county, Ga., is
being brought up to high productive
ness through the application of the un
derlying principles of the maintenance
of soil fertility, and a record oat crop
Srown this year on sandy land under
rought conditions has pointed so con
clusively to the money value of the in
oculation of legumes that this year the
Berckmans Brothers are using more
than 300 acres of inoculating material
on cow peas alone.
. In discussing the remarkable yield of
oats,.Mr. P. J. A. Berckmans, Jr.,
said:
"For years we have grown cow peas
with what we believed to be success,
as a means of increasing the fertility
of the land as well as for the excellent
forage the crop provides. Some years
ago we began testing out commercial
bacterial cultures for the inoculation of
hairy vetch, planted along with oats,
and some of them proved decidedly
successful, while the hay was easily
the best ever fed on our place, This
test was made on the orchard section
of The Oaks, and it was observed by
all that the mules on that part of the
plantation were in finer condition than
on the farm section, where mixed grain
and forage were fed. Crops grew bet
ter after the inoculated vetch, showing
the increase in nitrates and the general
improvement of the soil.
"In the summer of 1914, the repre
sentative of the Earp-Thomas Farm
ogerm Company called on us and satis
fied us that the inoculation of cow peas
would be profitable. The representa
tive told us of people we knew who had
got as much as 100 per cent increase
in their oats and other crops after cow
peas inoculated with his culture. No
EARP-THOMi
809 Ul
EDMUND A, FELDER, Mana/
Tillman, and Mrs. James White
very effectively sing, "Is it nothing
to you?" After all business the offi
cers for the county W. C. T. U.
were elected: President, Mrs. J. L.
Miras, Edgefield; secretary, Miss
Zena Payne; treasurer, Mrs. J. D.
Mathis, Trenton; superintendent of
medal contest, Mrs. M. P. Wells,
Edgefield; superintendent of Sun
day school, Mrs. Annie P. Lewis;
superintendent co-operation work,
mission societies, Mrs. Mamie Till
man, Edgefield; director of music,
Mrs. James White. The meeting
closed with a song and prayer. It
was a great pleasure to the local
union to have the meeting held with
it, and as small meetings are often
the beginning of great activities,
this may be one of the means to the
end by which the state will be car
ried for prohibition.
I have pop corn and early amber
cane seed that should be sown with
peas.
L. T. May.
Heinz's baked beans, Spaghetti,
Peanut Batter, Olives, Olive Oil.
L. T. May.
Southern Railway Trains Keep
ing Close to Schedule.
Atlanta, Ga., June 13.-Dering
the month of May, Southern Rail
way operated 13,803 regular pas
senger trains of which 12,532 or 91
per cent made schedule time. The
number leaving and arriving all
points on time was 12,103 or 88
per cent.
Especially good time was made
in handling the 11,695 local trains
run during the month, 10,824 or 93
per cent having made schedule time
and 10,467 or 89 per cent being on
time at all stations.
Of the 1,108 limited trains, near
ly all of which are long distance
trains with one or both termini be
yond the rains of Southern Rail
way, 1,798 or 85 per cent made
schedule time while on Southern
Railway and 1,638 or 78 per cent
were on time at all stations.
y Acre of Cow Peas
Id Be Inoculated
Vb out Cow Peas Inoculation-Facts That Read Like Fic
ts With Oats Following Inoculated Cow Peas-Re
in Money Value of Cow Peas and Permanent
Benefit to Soil. ,
claim that we would get such an in- artificial inoculation, but we did not use
crease was made, and we were led to lime where we planted the inoculated
believe that an increase of 35 to 50 per peas.
ce.it. would be what we should expect ?We are also using inoculation in our
We accordingly bought 13o acres of peaci, orchards with a steady increase
* armogerm for cow peas, and as a re- in tne amount and the quality of the
suit grew the best crop of cow peas peaches
eyer seen at 'The Oaks'-vigorous "I have heard of other farmers whose
p ants, so dark green they were almost experience with inoculation of cow
black. We cut them off and planted peas narallels ours. Used properly, ac
oats on a part of the land after the rn- cording to the simple directions, we see
oculated cow peas, and oats on a sec- no reason why any farmer cannot get
tion where cow peas without inocula- as profitable result as we did. Just
tion were grown. In all respects the think, for a dollar an acre, we got a
preparation and fertilization of the two better and bigger pea crop and three
were the same. ... times as many oats as the land would
"During the prolonged drought this have produced without the Farmogerm!
spring the oats after the inoculated Learn from the experience of Berck
cow peas continued to grow and ma- mans Brothers. Inoculate your cow
ture properly. The oats after the cow peas with FARMOGERM, and plant
peas without inoculation ceased to grow them on every acre of land this summer
and did not head out satisfactorily. y0u possibly can.
You could tell to the row where the ' 1
soil had been inoculated, so much more Farmogerm Fays on all Legumes,
vigorous were the oats. The result? Cow peas inoculated with Farmogerm
We harvested three times as many oats root deeper, gather more nitrogen from
from the land that had been inoculated the air and make the locked up plant
for cow peas as we did where the cow food in the sub-soil available for any
peas were grown without moculauon. crop that follows. Berckmans Broth
The effect was marvelous. The cost ers have proven that FARMOGERM
was trifling, about $1.00 per acre, and insures the continued growth and ma
for this small expenditure we gota big- tUrity of crops under drought conditions
ger and better crop of cow peas than that made crop failures on soils not
we had ever grown before, and a 200 treated with FARMOGERM, but which
per cent increase in our oats. had grown cow peas and were prepared
VWe have demonstrated that our and fertilized alike. Where else can
soils need organic matter and nitrogen crop insurance be bought for $1.00 per
and fully appreciate the benefit of the acre?
inoculation of cow peas with FARMO- D . "" , """" . "" T_, - ?
GERM, as well as vetch, on poor soils. J?^l^fe^2k!^.^;2K
You should have seen the unpromising Jg &? SSj^^nn^?
character of the soil where we used the <*J ?S?^fi~ ^'iif?? ?mn 9
FARMOGERM to understand fully the ^"S?lL^f "5^ffes)^?Wm
difference in the two crops. This field ?g*^?J^?MiName ^
we are planning to lime ?nd thus real- onJ ' ?*T '
ize the fullest benefit from the inocula- " N. B.-The Earp-Thomas Farmogerm
tion. That field is now well inoculated, Company are the contractors for the
but we will plant it to cow peas again ?TrTe^,5g^Tmxa2.r?acture and 8UPP!y of
to get the full benefit of last year's in- NITRO-CULTURE to the Department
oculation. In actual return, figured either of Agriculture, Commerce and Inclus
as an investment or an expense, no money tries of the State of South Carolina,
has ever been expended by'us, .that gave and to the Department of Agriculture
such a large profit as the money spent for and Immigration of the Commonwealth
the 135 acres of Farmogerm. ' ' "bf Virginia. Price forty (40) cents per
"There is no guess work in this state- acre in South Carolina, on orders to E.
ment. We know it because we keep J- Watson, Commissioner of Agricul
books on every crop grown on our ture? Columbia, S. C. Price in Vir
farms. ginia, fifty cents per acre in acre bot
"We have now had the best proof ties, and $2.00 each for five acre bottles
that it pays to inoculate cow peas, and on orders to G. W. Koiner, Commis
we shall use inoculation wherever we sioner of Agriculture and Immigration,
can plant cow peas this year to increase Richmond, Va, Carrying charges pre
permanently the fertility of our lands. Paid m both cases.
When we have the whole place inocu- The Earp-Thoma3 Farmogerm Com
lated, we are sure our bill for f?rtil- pany absolutely guarantees that NI
izers will be cut to a fraction of the TRO-CULTURE is in breeding and
present expense, and that we will get virulence and purity the equal of any
full benefit from all fertilizer used- inoculating material, regardless of
something that is impossible unless price, with the sole exception ot<
there is plenty of organic matter in the FARMOGERM, the World's Standard
soil. We are told that liming limer Inoculation. If you don't use FARM
deficient soils increases th? value of OGERM, use NITRO-CULTURE.
LS FARMOGERM COMPANY
lion National Bank, Columbia, S< C.
jer.
Palm Beach
Suits
We have hot weather garments that will keep you
cool from head to foot.
Large assortment of Palm Beach
suits, two-piece suits in Serges and
other light material. All stylish
and reasonable in price.,
Big stock of Underwear of all
kinds.
We sell Eclipse Shirts-nothing
better on the market for the money.
Try a pair of Crossett or Selz
Schwab Oxfords. All leathers and
latest styles.
DORN & MIMS
FARM LOANSI
Long-Term Loans to Farmers a Specialty.
Your farm land accepted as security WITHOUT ENDORSER or
other COLLATERAL. Unlimited funds immediately available in de
nominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1892.
JAS. FRANK & SON, Augusta, Ga.
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