Mr. Townes Improving. Services
at Sweetwater. Mr. Posey
to Assist in Meeting at
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
Well, a? my letter did not find its
way to the scrap basket, I will try
once again to give a few dots from
Mr. G. F. Townes, we are glad to
learn, is improving slowly, and we
hope surely, since he was moved
from the TJ niversity hospital, over in
North Augusta, to his daughter's,
Mrs. Willie Walker. He hopes to
gain strength enough to come home
the last of this week. We will all
be glad to have him come home im
proved in health.
Sorry to have to say that Mrs.
Francis Townes was taken to the
hospital last Saturday. She went
to Augusta last Tuesday on business
and came home feeling badly, had
fever, and was taken to the hospital
Saturday. This leaves Mr. Henry
Med lock with the entire care of
hts little baby boy.
Mrs. McKie returned home from
her trip to Sullivan's Island much
Master Willie and Miss Marjorie
McKie, Miss Mary Townes and Mr.
Frank Towne3, Jr., attended ser
vices at Republican Wednesday, and
almost had to swim home. The
rain and electricity were terrific,
and lasted from three o'clock until
dark-a constant down pour.
Miss Minnie Lanham is spending
this week with Miss Mary Townes.
Master Edward Bunch is visiting
his grandmother, Mrs. S. V. Bunch.
Mrs. Bunch's niece, Miss Leila
Usher, and her niece, Miss Eliza
beth Usher, visited Mrs. Bunch in
June, and cheered her so much we
hope they will come again soon.
This was their first visit. They are
from Quitman, Ga. Two very fine,
?^???>and Mrs. Milton Barker have
gone on an extended trip visiting
relatives in Atlanta, Ga., An ni stem
and Birmingham, Ala., Lookout
Mountain, Chattanooga, Tenn., Mr.
Parker's home, and other points.
We know Miss Lou, as we all call
her, will enjoy this outing very
Dr. R. L. McKie has been thresh
ing grain this past week, and find
the crop was very much cut short
by the dry spring.
This last drv spell cut the corn,
cotton and potato crops off greatiy;
also, gardens and melons were
Fruit was almost a complete fail
ure in this section, so there has been
but little to can for winter. What
beans, okra and tomatoes we could
get from our own garden* I have
put up, about eight dozen jars, and
some catsup, bat tomatoes are get
ting scarce, unless the rain revives
them, which we hope it may do.
. Sunday was service day at Sweet
water, and three were baptized.
Next second Sunday in September
they have arranged to have a memo
rial service of those buried in the
Sweetwater cemetery, and will have
Next Snnday the protracted meet
ing begins at Hardy's. Mr. Lan
ham will have Rev. Mr. Posey, from
Ward, to assist him. We hope to
have a soul-stirring meeting this
season, and much good come from
Mrs. George Stallings, of Ameri
cas, Ga., formerly Miss Etta Apel,
of Augusta, visited her cousin, Will
Briggs, a week ago, and went on to
visit his sisters, Mrs. L. H. Hamil
ton, of Pleasant Lane, and Mrs. J.
D. Hughey, of Parksville. We are
always glad to sei? Mrs.. Stallings,
with her bright merry laugh. She
makes us feel like all our good old
school days are back, with her dear
self with us again.
Mrs. T. J. Briggs' brother, Mr.
John Getzen, paid her a visit last
week, which she and all enjoyed
The meeting at Republican was
well attended, and gained several
candidates for baptism.
Send us your orders for ice cream.
We can supply you from our foun
tain or have your special order for
block cream and cake filled in Au
gusta. Special designs or colors or
dered on short notice.
? Penn & Holstein.
Mr. and Mrs. Courtney Spend
Fortnight in Washington.
Many Charming Visitors
Come and Go.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Courtney have
gone to Washington, D. C., for a
two weeks' stay. In the meantime
little Margaret is spending the time
with her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Pi ivette, of Darlington.
Mrs. Mike Kerlong and Miss
Mary Helen Harrison have gone to
visit Mr. and Mrs. Frank Herlong
at Hawkinsville, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Addison
from Anderson have returned home
aftes a pleasant stjiy with relatives
Miss Maude Bettis, Miss Dorothy
Bettis, Miss Emma Bouknight and
Mr. tWilliam Bouknight went to
Chick Springs on Saturday, makiug
the trip in Miss Bonknight's beauti
ful new Buick.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Moss had as
their honor guests Tuesday Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Tompkins from Con
nellsville, Pa. Other invited guests
were Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Moss, Mr.
and Mrs. Wallace Wise, Mr. and j
Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Mrs. John
Walker from Savannah, Miss Susie
Marie Wise from Augusta.
Mr. S. T. Hughes and Miss Liz
zie Hughes have returned home af
ter spending two weeks at that
health-giving resort, Chick Springs.
Miss Selene Leaphart from Co
lumbia has been a very charming
guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
B. J. Harrison for the past fort
Mrs. John Walker and her lovely
children from Savannah and Miss
Susie Marie Wise from Augusta are
on a visit to their aunt, Mrs. Susie
Mrs. Austin Clark has as her at
tractive guest Miss G. M. Pope
from Orlando, Fla.
Mrs. J. W. White' from Louis
ville; Ga., is visiting1 Mrs. L. JL).
Miss Lura M i ms spent the past
week with Mrs. Walter Wise. I'his
lovely girl is always a welcomed
visitor in Trenton, fer she is ^ be
loved by every one.
A charming visitor in our midst
at present is Mrs. Henderson from
Charlotte, N. C., and her three at
tractive children. They are with
Mrs. J. B. Knight, who is Mrs.
Miss Belle Clark and Miss Orrie
Sabe Miller spent part of the past
week with Mrs. John Butler- of
Miss Belle Privette has returned
home after a visit to her sister, Mrs.
J. H. Courtney. Miss Privette has
made many warm friends during
her. stay who regret to see her
Look Out For lt.
It is said that the whiskey forces
are planning to spring a story to
the effect that negroes are being
registered in South Carolina by the
prohibitionists to vote in the elec
tion in September. We don't know
whether they will stoop this low or
not but it is common report that
they are waiting until what appears
to be the most opportune time to
We don't believe the good peo
ple of South Carolina will be fooled
by this report. They know that
the prohibition loaders in this state
are men of too high character to
resort to such tactics. If the ne
groes are registeringitison their own
accord-certainly not because they
have been urged to do so by the
Personally we doubt whether
those negroes who are registering
are registering for the purpose of
voting for prohibition.-Spartan
Off for New York.
As Mr. J. W. Peak is planning
to open at his old stand about the
first of September with a fresh stock
of fall merchandise, he left this
morning for New York to make his
purchases. He will also purchase
new fixtures for the store, which
will be repainted and made attrac
tive in every way. Mr. Peak is an
experienced buyer, and will care
fully select a large stock of dry
goods and notions. He will make
a formal announcement in The Ad
Annual Institute Held at Bran
son School. Good Attend
ance. Instructive Ad
The Cleora community deserves
to rank as one of the most progres
sive communities in the county. The
farmers of Cleora have caught the
quick-step of progress and have
forged ahead of many sections. Re
alizing last year that great benefit
would be derived from holding a
farmers' institute, through the
efforts of a small number of far
mers, with the co-operation of Coun
ty Demonstration Agent P. N.
Lott, an institute was held at
Brimson sohool house. The practi
cal addresses that were made by
men . who have made a study of
different phases of agriculture were
very helpful to many in the commu
nity who were eager for new ideas
and new methods.
Encouraged by the success of the
first institute, those who took the
initiative in holding the institute a
year ago decided to make it an an
nual occasion. The second annual'
farmers' institute of Cleora was
held at the Brunson school, house
last Thursday. Mr. P. M. Lott pre
The first speaker presented was
Prof. W. A. Barton of Clemson
college who was present |ast year
and who has also addressed farmers
at Edgefield several times. He be
gan by setting forth the advantages
to be gained through cooperation
on the part of farmers, particularly
in buying and selling. Prof. Barton
said farmers should not have much
to b?y and that what thoy do Jbuy
should be purchased in laige quan
tities at practically wholesale cost.
He stated that the producers receive
on ty about 50 or 55 cents for every
dollar's worth of farm products. The
balance of the dollar goes into the
pockets of the middle-men.
Prof. Barton stated that farmers
are now availing themselves of tue
advantages of co-operation along
some lines, but do not real
ize it. He used the public school
to illustrate the advantages/ of
co-operation. Parents would not
be able to emp'oya teacher for their
children at home, making as many
teachers in a given community as
there are homes. But they can send
all of the children in the communi
ty to'one school and pay the expen
ses of the school from a common
fund. The same principle of com
bining their interests can be ap
plied by farmers in making their
purchases and in selling their prod
ucts. Prof. Barton said the people
of the South have not accomplished
as much as the people of the West,
as the farmers of the latter section
have been forced on account of un
favorable climate to seize upon
every advantage that can be gained.
They have been benefitted tremen
dously through co-operative mar
keting. He also stated that the peo
ple of the North are more ingenious
.than southern people. The record
shows that there are 600 iuventors
in the North to every one in the
South. Necessity forces them to
adopt new ideas.
Prof. Barton referred at some
length to the enormous fertiliser
burden that cotton growers h?ve
taken upon themselves. Ten j ears
ago the farmers of South Carolina
used $6,000,000 worth of fertilizers,
and in 1914 they used $31,000,000,
which shows that our soil has grown
less and less productive, the defi
ciency being supplied by commer
cial fertilizers. When we take
more from the soil in any orop thau
we return in some form of plant
food we are making an overdraft,
robbing nature, and sooner or later
the penalty will have to be paid.
The speaker said we can never
produce too much cotton. There
are yet uncivilized nations that are
naked and must ultimately be clad.
The cheapest clothing to be had is
made from cotton goods. The
trouble with our people is not that
they make too much cotton, but
that they produce too little of the
He referred to the two classes of
plants, the soil robbers and the soil
builders. All of the ordinary crops,
such as corn, cotton, wheat and
oats, are soil robbers, in that they
take more plant food from the land
than they return. Peas, vetch, the
clovers and scores of others are
known as sMl building plants, in
that fbey add to as well as take
frora'fbe fertility of the soil. Mr.
Bartoi} urged the farmers present to
send. io Clemson College' for free
bulletin A on Vetch and Clovers,
and t$je bulletin on Agriculture for
the School and Farm.
Tbe?next speaker introduced was
Prof.-fete wart, also of Clemson Col
lege, who discussed poultry raising
in all i^f its details. He said that
here in the South we look upon the
cottoniprop as being toe most valua
ble crop, whereas chickens through
out tu United States yield more
annually than the entire cotton crop
is worth. He urged the importance
of having well-bred chickens, as no
profit.Wi be realized from mongrel
breeds.! ' Prof. Stewart also stressed
.4hr''f?#j*"iitariner of -?efoctwg- proper
feed, a balanced feed. Corn alone
is not a balanced feed. He recom
mended equal parts of corn, wheat,
oats and Kaffir corn as a balanced
feed. Fowls should always be sup
plied with an abundance of fresh
water. Troughs should be filled in
the afternoon and refilled the next
morning if necessary. In winter
troughs are neglected and allowed
to remain frozen, yet chickens are
expected to lay and make normal
growth when thus neglected. When
feed is given it should be thrown in
straw so that chickens will be forced
to take a moderate amount of exer
cise. They should be fed very early
in the morning or given more late in
the afternoon than they will eat.
Prof. Stewart advocates feeding a
dry mash composed of wheat bran,
corn meal and beef scraps. The
mash should be balanced just as the
He does not advocate expensive
houses. Occasionally Northern peo
ple come South and make a failure
of poultry raising because they
erect close, expensive houses with
glass windows as they do in cold
climate. The poultry house should
face the south and the southern end
or side should be enclosed with wire
and the other three sides made of
boards solid, leaving no crack or
knot hole t:hat will create a draft on
the chickens. One side open with
three closed will afford fresh air
without the draft.
Prof. Steward spoke at some
length of tbe most prevalent diseases
and their treatment. What is known
as limbeV neck among chickens is
caused by ptomaine poison, result
ing from eating dead rats or other
decayed flesh. He strongly advised
against throwing chicken heads and
such things about the premises.
They decompose and when eaten by
chickens frequently cause limber
neck. This is a summer disease,
seldom being seen in winter, as at
that season the eau Be does not ex
ist. This disease can be cured if
treated early by administering one
hall: teaspoonful of turpentine and a
like portion of castor oil. Prof.
Stewart is of the opinion that there
is very little of the disease com
monly called cholera. It can be
prevented by a constant use of dis
infectants, liberal use of whitewash,
and by allowing no stagnant water
about the premises. In speaking of
insc cts, he said the gray louse causes
more deaths than any other insects.
He advised against using prepared
remedies. The lice can be killed by
a mixture of cotton seed oil, kero
sene oil and salt. Do not use lard.
He is of the opinion that mites are
the worst pest. They can be re
duced to a minimum by using kero
sene and whitewash on the roosts
and about the fowl house. Sore
head among little chickens is fre
quently caused by allowing them to
roost in coops that have formerly
housed older chickens. It can be
treated by applying caustic to the
wart-like blisters that first appear on
the head of chickens.
Prof. Stewart is a practical poul
try raiser and fancier, having paid
as high as $25.00 for one pure-bred
chicken. Relating his experience
will be helpful to those who heard
At the close of the speaking by
these specialists, dinner was an
nounced, and a well-cooked and
faultlessly seasoned barbecue din
ner was served for the beneh't of the
school, additional improvements on
the building being contemplated.
Soon after dinner a goodly num
ber of farmers assembled in the
school house and organized them
selves into the Cl eora Farmers' Club
by the election of Mr. L. R. Brim
son, president; Mr. T. B. Morgan,
vice-president, aud Mr. T. A. Wil
The second annual institute was a
success, and will prove helpful to
all farmers who heard the instruc
tive addresses. It will not be long
before tentative plans will be form
ulated for the holding of the third
annual institute next July.
Success to the Cleora Farmers'
"Rose Cottage" Reports Edge
field Association Committees.
Tribute to Mrs. Julia
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
The Edgefield Association will
convene; with the Red Hill church
Wednesday and Thursday before
the second Sunday in September.
The following committees will re
State Missions, G. M. Sexton.
Home Missions, J. E. Johnson.
Foreign Mission, J. T. Littlejohn.
Orphanage, R. T. Strom.
Temperance, J. L. Miras.
Education, C. M. Mellicharap.
Periodicals, W. W. Fuller.
Aged Ministers, J. L. Bracknell.
Woman's Work, S. A. Branson.
Sunday School, P. H. Bussey.
State of Religion, P. B. Lanham.
Laymen's Movement, S. B. Mays.
The brethren will please prepare
their reports and have them ready
at the association.
Many hearts were saddened when
it was learned that Mrs. Julia Tal
bert was dead. Mrs. Talbert was
born, reared and lived all her life
in Edgefield county. She was a
Miss Nicholson before her marriage
to Col. John Talbert After her
marriage she and her husband start
ed life together in the Rehoboth
community. She bas lived a long
and useful life. She was a good
neighbor. If there was sickness in
the community she was there to
render what assistance she could.
She was a kind friend who never
lost an opportunity to speak words
of cheer and comfort to all who
needed them. She was a devoted
wife and loving mother. Mrs. Tal
bert's home life was perfectly beau.
tiful. Her devotion to her children
and her children to her was lovely.
Mrs. Talbert united with the church
when quite young and lived a de
voted christian life. She loved her
church and often spoke words of
appreciation to her pastor. Mrs.
Talbert had been in declining health
for several years. All thal could
be done by a faithful physician and
loviug hands that cared for her
night and day, could not stay the
hand of death. The end cam?
peace lal ly Sunday afternoon and
her pastor Rev. J.. T. Lutlejonn
conducted the funeral service Mon
She leaves five children and a host
?of friends and relatives to monro
her loss. She was 76 years old at.
her death. She will be missed in
the community, in her church and
in her home. But we mourn not as
those who have no hope. "Blessed
are the dead who die in the Lord."
We extend our prayers and sympa
thy to the loved ones.
Cold Spring, S. C.
Very Delightful Occasion.
Much to the; delight of the young
pleasure seekers of Edgefield the
party spirit has spread to the sur
rounding out-of-town districts, and
often the hill tops may be seen for
some distance brilliant with the
lights of the Japanese lanterns.
The hospitable home of Mr. Broad'
water was the scene of one of these
parties on last Friday evening when
Miss Evelyn entertained in honor of
her guest-cousin, Miss Efrie Broad
water of Grovetown. The guests
were from Edgefield, Trenton and
the surrounding country. At nine
o'clock the parlor was filled with
young people enjoying the music
and each others company, and wait
ing for the hostess to pronounce the
evening's entertainment, which each
and all hoped aud expected wonld
be the popular progressive conversa
In due time tally cards were pre
sented to the guests, and they be
gan to fill the blanks rapidly with
the names of the ones with whom
they were to talk. When the bell
tapped the young people scattered
about, some fiuding seats in the par
lor, others on the porch, on the
lawn, or else in the luxurious auto
mobiles which had brought some of
the guests. Each conversation lasted
five minutes. Rich and refreshing
punch was served at all time& dur
ing the evening by Mies Annie Sue .
Broad water. When the twenty con
versations had been completed the
refreshments, consisting of pink and
white block ice cream, was served
to the guests scattered about wheie
ever they might be found.
Strange to say for Edgefield the
weatller was delightfully cool, which
added to the gay spirits of the hoys
About twelve o'clock they began
to bid their hostess and her visitor
adieu, and left for their different
homes wondering how the appointed
time for their stay slipped by so
Mr. James Cothran of Abbeville
is here visiting his aunt, Mrs. Stfsaa
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