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Delightful Concert Held. Miss
Norris Entertained the Pi
Tau Club. Young People
Off For College.
One of the most delightful af
fairs held here was the concert of
last Friday evening held in the
auditorium. Every feature was
pleasingly given, and it was the
concensus of opinion that no lyceum
course that has been here, has pre
sented any better music. The Or
chester is the pride of the town,
and the male quartette, and soloists
gave such sweet music were well
encored. Prof. John Waters, who
has charge of the music department
of the High School, is director of
the orchestra. He is a man of won
derful musical ability and an artist
as well, and during one number of
the orchestra, he did a number of
quick sketches in colored chalk, il
lustrating the old familiar song be
ing played. His piano solos were
beautiful and enjoyed by every one,
in fact he is a pianist whj can make
piano literature interesting to the
average listener. The concert was
given for the benefit of the school
piano fund and a good sum was re
In the associational report of the
.Johnston Baptist church, which was
prepared for the association at Phil
ip!, it was shown that during the
year the church had contributed to
.every purpose $4,220.00.
Mrs. John and Master Jack and
Mrs. E. E. Andrews left on Tues
day for their home in Chattanooga, j
Tenn., after a month's stay in the i
home of the latter's sister, Mrs.
On Saturday over 300 bales of
cotton were sold here. The streets
were crowed all day with wagons,
and presented a lifely scene. The
cotton seed buyer were also busy.
Misa Ar??i? B?e and Gol. Wig
fall Cheatham visited here on Fri
day and attended the concert at the
auditorium on Friday evening.
Miss Lucelle Norris was the de
lightful hostess for the Pi Tau club
on Wednesday afternoon, the guest
of honor being Mrs. Carl Richards,
.of New Orleans, a former member.
The time was happily spent, pro
gressive games being the chief di
version and at the conclusion, a
83dad coarse with iced tea was
Mrs. Octavia Rushton, who has
been spending two months in the
mountains of North Caaolina re
cuperating, has returned and is much
improved and every une is delight
ed to see her, her usual bright and
Mrs. Victoria Hart spent last
week with Mrs. Georgia Turner.
Mr. Ernest McCord, of Abbeville,
spent tbe werk-eud in the home of
his uncle, Mr. O. D. Black.
This week the young people are
all leaving for the various colleges.
Coker College: Misses Bessie
Ford Turner, Mary Lucia and
Elise Mobley, Hallie White and
Lottie, Bessie and Isabel Bean.
Converse College: Misses Annie
Crouch and Antoinette Denney.
Winthrop College: Misses Hellen
Lewis, Kannie Pratt Anderson.
Columbia College: Miss Annelle
Summerland College: Miss Ger
Bliss Electrical School, Wash
ington, D. C: Wallace Turner,
Fletcher Horn and Benjamin
Clemson College: Frank Kenney
and Powell Harrison.
S> C. University: Staunton Lott
And Guy Horn.
Clinton College: Johu Flemming
Wofford College: Roland Ouzts,
Roy Smith and Ernest Herlong.
Charleston College: Mark Toney.
Newberry College: Homer Moyer.
Mrs. A. P. Lott Las returned
from Newberry and Chappells
where she visited her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Fannie Boat*right, of At
lanta, is the guest of her daughter,
Mrs. John E. Swearingen.
Mrs. F. L. Parker who has been
in Augusta Hospital for a month
under treatment, is expected home
soon, and is now much improved.
Little Miss I/.a E<1 wards celebra
ted her eighth birthday on labt Sat
urday afternoon, and a number of
her playmates were invited to make
merry this happy day. After two
hours ol games, a birthday feast
The World's Awheel. Plea for
Editor The Advertiser:
One of the most noticeable Bights
in Augusta in the winter tourist sea
son, fast approaching, is the number
of splendid big automobiles bearing
the tags of States to the north and
west of us. You see them from
New York, Massachusetts, Pennsyl
vania, Illinois, Michigan, Wiscon
sin, Connecticut, etc. They repre
sent large sums of money. They
belong to people having large sums
of money-people seeking rest, di
version, comfort, beauty, new or
second homes, perhaps. These au
tos come to Augusta on their own
wheels, by their own power, over
the best roads they can fin 1. We
are on the direct line of travel to
North and West. Why should they
not come over our roads? Instead
they must come by Atlanta or Co
We have in Edgefield county,
certainly on the west side, better
natural roads than those from At
lanta or Columbia into Augusta.
Nature has laid down for us tho
materials of almost perfect roads.
We have a clay that drains well,
dries quickly, packs well, and our
roads have easy grades. A King
road drag, as I have proved, easily
keeps it in repair.
With the main line of travel as
near as Anderson it should not be
hard for us to drain off some of it
this way, and start the stream flow
ing past us.
A word as to its volume. The
Pacific magazine for Septem ber esti
mates that during the month of July
six thousand cars carried thirty
thousand persons to the San Fran
cisco fair. All the world's awheel.
We are on one of the natural
highways to the great winter re
sorts of the South, Augusta, Charles
ton. Savannah, South Georgia and
Florida. Shall we benefit by the
fact? - iimim^j ? .m&t?*
W. W. Fowler.
A WONDERFUL ANTISEPTIC.
Germs and infection aggravate
ailments and retard healing. Stop
that infection at once. Kill the
g^rms and get rid of the poisons.
For this purpose a single applica
tion of Sloan's Liniment not only
kills the puin but destroys the
germs. This neutralizes infection
and gives nature assistance by over
coming congestion and gives a
chance for the free anH normal flow
of the blood. Sloan's Liniment is
an emergency doctor and should be
kept constantly on hand. 25c, 50c.
The 81.00 size contains six times as
much as the 25c.-1
was served. Many pretty gifts were
Mr. Julian Bland, of Charlotte,
has been indisposed at his home,
but his physician hopes that he
will soon be out again.
J)Iis8 Elise Carwile, of Ridge,
spent last week with her cousin,
Mrs. W. S. Mobley.
Messrs. CharlieNickerson, of Au
gusta, and George Nickerson, of
Columbia, spent the week-end here.
Mr. Preston Lewis has returned
to Waynesboro, Ga., after a visit to
Miss Annie Stokes and Mr. Fred
Parker spent a few days recently
in the home of the latter's grand
father, Dr. W. E. Prescott.
Mr. Walter Derrick has purchas
ed from Lott-Walker Co., the dwel
ling and lot known as the Austin
place, and at an early date he and
bis family will take up their abode
Miss Elise Carwile has returned
to Ridge after a visit in the hom3
of her cousin, Mrs. W. S. Mobley.
Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Pitts, of
Saluda, were recent visitors in the
home of Mr. P. C. Stevens.
Miss Minnie Blount has gone to
Abbeville to visit relatives.
Mrs. Ona Reese and little Martha
recently spent a week or more in
Jacksonville and St. Augustine,
Fla., and on their return were guests
of Mrs. Saluda Reese in Columbia.
Mrs. Reese with Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
accompanied them to Johnston, the
trip being made in their car, and a
day was spent here.
Miss Bessie Whitaker, of Colum
bia, is visiting in the home of her
brother, Mr. Henry Whitaker.
Miss Mattie Kammer has returned
to Blackville alter a visit to her
cousin, Miss Virgie Courtney.
County Demonstration Agent
Visits Progressive Farmers
and Writes of What He
Some time ago I wrote of the
progress of the oountry. The in
creased yields of grain and interest
in live stock.
Not long since it was my pleasure
to visit Mr. VV. It. Glover, in Meri
wether township.", and while I had
known Mr. Glover for quite a long
time, it was my first opportunity of
knowing his family. Mr. Glover is
one of those progressive country
gentlemen that is worth more to the
uplift of a community than millions
of money. He is a live-stock enthu
siast, and his herd of cattle, headed
by a thoroughbred Red Poll, looks
good to me.
We would not neglect to mention
other wide awake farmers and live
stock raisers, Julian R. Strother,
Chris. M. Williams and Capt. L. R.
Brimson of Cleora.
On a recent trip in the Ridge sec
tion we met one of tfie most con
genial gentlemen in the State, Mr.
Henry Daniel Jordan. Mr. Jordan
has a beautiful home surrounded by
a large tract nf fertile land that, un
der his intellectual management,
produces large crops of all sorts.
He is a legume and livestock crank.
The summer and winter legumes
play a large part iu his success. Of
course we would not discount his
live stock interest, chief of which is
his herd Holstein, Freizier's regis
tered stock, headed by the most per
fect beast we have ever seen. He
is four years old, and weighs 2,000
pounds, and when full grown and in
perfect flesh will weigh at least
3,000 pounds. We are now per
suaded that the Holstein is the com
ing cow fctr-the South for dual par?'
poses, giving great quantities of
rich milk, and when sold for beef
bring as much as the standard breed
of beef cattle. Mr. Jordan has a
grand-daughter of a cow that pro
duced forty-one pounds of butter in
seven days, as much as some of our
common stock, with good attention,
would make in two months; besides
if any of these cows should ever be
come off for milk would sell for
$75.00 at present prices for beef.
We are bringing this to the atten
tion of the public in order that
other farmers may follow the exam
ple of the above named gentlemen,
and prepare to welcome the boll
weevel two years from now, pro
vided its makes the same headway
that it has made in the past two
Let us sow all the clover, vetch,
wheat, oats and rye that we can
buy, beg or borrow. Don't waste
your energies and wear yourselves
out working poor land when nature
has put soil-building plants in the
reach of every firmer in the county.
If you believe what I say get busy
and do it. If you don't, contradict
it through the colums of The Ad
The great rush of cotton and cot
ton seed on the market is something
I cannot understand. There is no
pressing debts just now. There is
only one explanation, these scary
fanners have no confidence in sup
ply and demand. Don't we know
that if we glut the market the price
will go down. The world must
have cotton and cotton seed, and
will pay a good price for these Hta
pie products if we will let them
lc?iep your stuff off the market, and
get 12$ cents for your cotton and 50
cents for your seed. The demand
is greater than ever, and there is
less than one million more cotton
than last year at this time, and the
present crop four million short of
last year, which makes a shortage
of three million bales, and therefore
means higher prices if it can be
kept off the market. The same
principle applies to the seed.
P. N. Lott.
Johnston, S. C.
School Books and Supplies.
We have a full stock of school
books and school supplies of all
kinds, and will take pleasure in
serving you. All school books sold
for cash only.
Penn & Holstein.
All kinds of California fruits,
fresh shipment every other day.
ADVOCATES BOND ISSUE.
Chaingang System Good For
Road Working But Inade
quate. More Money
I have seen from time to time ar
ticles in the county papers deplor
ing the bad condition of our public
highways and various remedies sug
The fault has invariably been
laid on our officials, but the ob
serving little improvement is made
in the roads when we change offi
Our chaingang system of road
work is all right, but it does not go
far enough. No one chaingang
onder the very best supervision that
can be gotten, can work 1200 to
1500 miles of roads in Edgefield
county. We know it takes from
two to three years to work over the
roads as we now have them. The
crying need is for wider roads. I
was informed by the Supervisor
that to widen them it would take
five years to get round over the
whole county with the present work
Now the question is, are the peo
ple satisfied with the present condi
tion of our highways? It is ray
opinion we are not. satisfied; then
wha; is the remedy ? Mr.|Farmer, if
ycu were to undertake to plant and
cultivate one hundred acres in cot
ton with one mule and one hand
you know the undertaking would
be a fiat failure. To make a good
crop on this much land any reason
ing person would know that yon
would have to increase the working
force in proportion to area cultiva
ted. Th? same principle applies
to our Edgefield county roads, that
is, we will have to increase our
working force up to our road
mileage so as to work them at least
once a year instead of once, in two
to five years.
The taxes collected for roads and
bridges is spent in the regular ways,
but it too, like the one chaingang,
does not go far enough, so we can't
expect to get relief from either of
these. To get a better system of
highways will take MONEY which
will enable us to put on several ex
tra road working gangs, or enough
gangs to get over the whole county
annually. Of course after the
roads everywhere are put in good
condition the expense of working
afterwards or maintaining them can
be materially reduced.
To get this big sum of money
available, in a short time there is
but.one way, and that ?3 for the
county to issue good roads bonds.
I know the advocating of bonds has
not been a popular, idea, but as I
am not running for any office a. d
don't ever intend to, I think I am
perfectly save in advocating what
I think is best for my old county,
that is if she needs? or intends hav
ing a better system of highways.
In my opinion it is Bonds and
Good Roads, or no bonds and bad
roads as they are and have been.
With bonds and good roads the
land and property value will in
crease more than enough to pay off
interest and principal of such an
issue. It has been my pleasure this
summer to travel over some of the
good road sections of this State,
Georgia and North Carolina and
along the route I made inquiry of
the farmers what their land could
be bought at, all replies were that
farms any way near the good high
ways were worth from $50.00 to
$150.00 per acre and none were for
sale. The most of these highways
were just clay, tho ?orne were sand
clays and others the reverse of the
natural soil. I mention the above
to show that good roads will and
do increase laud values many fold,
and enough to repay any reasona
ble bond issue.
I find in advocating a bond issue
that many approve of the plan but
fear that a large portion will be
wasted. They want to be assured
that a dollar's good will be gotten
for every 100 cent that is spent.
Is this nota sad state of affairs, that
so many are afraid to trust our
selves to spend the people's money
wisely and judiciously? Cati't we
make up our minds for a bond is
sue and to satisfy the distrustful,
have a strong County Commission,
say made up of one or more of the
best business men, (not office seek
ers), from each township for the
proper disbursement ??f this fund?
I think some such plau is practical
Aged Lady Visited in Callison
Editor The Advertiser:
M/a. Susan E. Garner, of Mt.
Zion, has been spending some time
time with Mrs. J. P. Sullivan, near
tbeEdgefield-Greenwood county line,
where she met many friends and rel
atives. She attended the ladies'
league meeting at Bethel and ser
vice at Mt. Zion. She visited Mrs.
Clara Callison, Mrs. Annie Deal,
Mrs. George E. Dorn, Mrs. Eleanor
Dorn, Mrs. Mary E. Mayson, Mrs.
Wallace Mayson. Mrs. Julia May
son, Mrs. Charlie Pennel, Mrs. Em
ma Callison, Mrs. Erin Rountree,
Mrs. Mary Col ley, one of herschooi
mate8, and Mrs. Emma E. Cart
ledge. Mrs. Garner was a daugh
ter of Mr. S. W. Mays and wife of
Mr. S. F. Garner. She is seventy
five years of age, and is remarkable
for one of thas age. After travel
ing many miles in Edgefield and
Greenwood counties, and after many
good byes and best wishes, she re
turned to her home delighted over
the visit. It was remarkable to
hear her play the piano and sing at
that age. She was carried home by
Mr. J. P. Sullivan and his little
Callison, S. C.
When the Tick Goes Out the
Dollar Comes In.
Asking farmers whether they de
sire to feed cattle or ticks, the U. S.
department of agriculture is about
to embark on a spectacular cam
paign throughout the tick-infested
region of the South to arouse farm
ers to take the steps that will stop
the annual tribute of $50,000,000
now being paid to the tick. At
tractively colored and illustrated ;
literature will be used in this work.
As the result of the anti-tick cam
paign, one-third of the tick-infested
area of the South, a region aa large
35 the German Empire, has been
cleared since 1906, but it is now de
sired to push the work much more
rapidly than in the past, as the
country needs the meat the South
could profitably supply if the tick
were banished, and the South needs
the dollars that will roll in when the ,
tick goes out.
The department stands ready to j
co-operate with any county that
wishes to engage in this work.
Agents of the Southern Railway's ,
agricultural depaitmeut will ul o
aid farmers in waring on tho tick
wherever possible, and will co-op
erate with ail agencies engaging in
this work. I
Rally and Raily!
Next Sunday morning is to be ral
lying day for Sunday school and
church at Edgefield Methodist
church. Sunday school rally will
begin at 10:00 o'clock, and church
rally at 11:00 o'clock. Be in your
and can be carried out.
I also find home over conservative
who oppose a bond issue for the
reason they don't believe in coun
ties going in debt. Hasn't Edge
field county nearly always been
debt-ridden, does she borrow money
most every year from the banks or
other sources? If we h ive to eoli
th ue to borrow, and there is no
doubt but that we will, dou't you i
think it more reasonable to suppose
that we can float long term bonds
at a cheaper rate of interest than
we are now paying and get good
roads in addition? Istuing bonds
is nothing more tnan borrowing .
money on long terms at a low rate
of interest. Ic it is a bad policy
for Edgefield to borrow money, it
is also a bad policy and business for
banks and individuals of the coun
ty to loan or borrow.
Since progress should eminate ,
from the hub of the county, the ,
county seit, I would like to see the
large tax payers in the town of
Edgefield fall in line with the far
mers clubs, Chamber of Commerce |,
and other organization of. the coun- (
ty, or a Good Roads Meeting re- ?
commend to our legislative delega
tion to have the next Legislature al- ,
low Edgefield county to issue bonds
for roads with the approval of the '
voters. A separate campaign and
election could be had, either for or
against this would eliminate the
office seeker and the voting would
be strictly on the merits of the
W. S. Middleton.
Meriwether, S. C. i
Fifteen Boys and Girls Resume
College Duties. Many
Visitors Come and
The return of the bovs and girls
to their college work his caused a
decided quiet among the social life
of Trenton. Miss Helen Clark and
Miss Mattie Harrison go as seniors
to Coker. Miss Fannie Miller com
pletes her musical course at Ch ?eora,
Miss Eulis Padgett and Miss Marie
Marsh will finish at The Columbia
Female college. Miss Debbie Mae
Marsh enters at Lander, having won
a scholarship, Miss Lucile Smith
also goes to Lander. Miss Ruth
Long and Miss Ethel Harrison,
have gone to Limestone, Miss Ruth
Padgett has gone to Johnston. Mr.
William Bouknight goes for his
last year at the Citadel, Mr. Coy
Etheridge bas returned to Bamburg,
Mr. William Wise has gone to
Clinton, Mr. George day is down to
his work at A. & M. Raleigh, Mr.
Teague Hunter returns to the Uni
versity of South Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Havard from
Beech Island were week-end visi
tors at the home of Mrs. Corrie
Mrs. Thomas from Augusta is the
guest of Mrs. T. P. Salter.
Mrs. Fred Williams from Colum
bia, who has been the attractive
guest of Miss Addie Hughes has
Miss Lola Hunter, . the accom
plished daughter of Dr. T. J. Hun
ter, who graduated from Winthrop
last June, has gone to take charge
of a school at Clyne.
Prof. and Mrs. H. W. Scott wi ?
spend the week-end with Mrs. J.
Miss Ruth -Salter was the charm
ing hostess at a lovely Rook party
on Friday ayaningi ? nm ?-.
Mrs. J. N. Fair, Mr. W. N. Fair
and little Fair Nicholson were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Moss on Saturday.
Friends of that lovely little girl
Elizabeth Posey are rejoicing to
know that she is convalescing after
a very serious spell of sickness.
Mrs. Lamar George, from Aiken,
is a visitor at the home of Mrs.
Senator and Mrs. Tillman, Mrs.
Chas. Moore and little Bennie
Moore spent Tuesday in Granite
ville, with Senator Tillman's sister,
Mrs. Fannie Simpson.
Miss Sallie Mae Tillmin has aa
her lovely house guests Miss Esther
Rembert from St. Paul, Minnesota,
and Miss Mary Hill from Wash
ington, D. C.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Roper and
baby Louise have returned to their
home in Columbia after a vidt to
Mr. and Mrs J. D. Mathis. Their
friends were delighted to see them
as was evidenced by the number of
dinners and supper parties to which
they were invited.
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Day have re
turned from a visit to Mr. and Mrs.
Stephens at Belvidere.
Mr. Dick Arrington, Mr. Tom
Perry from Greenville and Mr.
John Sch?ler from Batesburg have
been recent visitors at the home of
Senator t?. R. Tillman.
Miss Kate Day spent the week
end with friends in Augusta.
Mrs. Frank Rhodes and Mrs.
Manse Rhodes from Aiken, Miss
Nannie Cato, Mr. and Mrs. Will
Asbil and Mr. Pervis Cato from
Monetta were recent house guests
at the home of Mr. J. M. Swear
One Spoonful Gives Astonish
Edgefield residents are astonish
ed at the QUICK results from the
simple mixture of buckthorn bark,
srlyeerine, etc., known as Adler-i-ka.
This remedy acta on BOTH upper
and lower bowel and is so Thorough
a bowel cleanser that it is used suc
cessfully in appendicitis. ONE
SPOONFUL Adler-ika relieves al
most ANY CASE of constipation,
sour or gassy stomach. ONE
MINUTE after you take it, the
gasses ru 'Me and pass out. Penn
& Holstein, druggists, Edgefield-8
My restaurant open all hours,
meals served to order. Come in
and take dinner with us when in