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Work Day" Observed For Or
ph au age. New Century
Ciub Active. Starr
Mrs. Ella Perr}' Moore has pur
chased from Mrs. Alice Cox one
of her cottages in west Johnston
? and will s oon move here. Before
her marriage Mrs. Moore made her
home here and her friends are glad
to have her back.
As was previously announced,
Saturday last wa? observed as work
day by the members of the Baptist
Sunday school and all that wa?
made wa? to be given to the or
phans. On Sunday morning when
the various collections were taken
it was found that $66.79 had been
The graded system is now being
tried in the Baptist Sunday school
and five more teachers have been
added to perfect the plan, lhere now
being nineteen, these being Mrs.
L. C. Latimer, Mrs. J. L. Walker,
Mrs. Ona Reese, Mrs. A. P. Lott,
Mr. John Hoyt, Mrs. P. C. Ste
vens, Miss Lillian Mobley, Mrs. T.
R. Denny, Mrs. J. A. Lott, Mr. J.
A. Lott, Mr. Will Sawyer, Mr.
James Edwards, Mrs. A. P. Lewis,
j Mr. Cleveland Derrick, Mr. T. kl.
Dennys Mr. W. L. Coleman, Mr.
P. N. Lou, Mrs. P. N. Lott. The
class rooms are now well divided
from the main Sunday school room
by curtains making each class pri
Mr. and Mrs. James White en
tertained with a dining last Satur
day and the day was pleasantly
spent hy each one present.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Witt spent ,
"Sunday at Ninety Six in the home
of Mr. William Parkman. ;
Miss Emma Griffin of Newberry }
is visiting ber cousin, Mrs. James
P. Bean. " ?
Mr. W. L. Mobley has accepted
a position with Wise dry goods ,
company, Augusta, ;and next month ;
his family will join him to make
their home in this city. <
Mr. David ?Strother who has been j
I in North Carolina during the sum- ,
mer, is at home for a visit. ' (
Rev. M. L. Rester attended the .
opening exercises of the Preabyteri- ,
an Seminary in Columbia recently. <
Mrs. Pickeus Kiuard of Green- t
wood is spending awhile here at the
bedside of her mother, Mrs. Lizzie j
Smyly, who is ill. 1
Mrs. Pierce has gone to Mont- ,
gomery, Ala., to visit in the home t
of her daughter. ]
Miss Bessie Hitchcock arrived ,
from Richmond on Friday and will ?
"spend the winter here in the home .
of her sister, Mis. A. T. King. The j
little daughter of Mrs. King who ,
has been speniiug the summer with ?
her aunt, came with her. i
Visitors here this week from
Meeting Street were Mrs. Ida Ste- j
vens and Mr. Lewis Stevens, Mr. (
and Mrs. J. K. Allen, M.astor John ,
and Miss Mary Lewis. j
Rev. and Mrs. R. W. Allen of ,
falisbury, N. C., and Mir. and Mrs. ,
. J. Bone of Augusta were guests
in the home of Rev. M. L. Hester
Now that the summer days are 1
drawing to a close, the club women ;
find their thoughts drifting to club -
work, and after a few months of !
rest from activities, the work is be- '
ing taken up with renewed energy
and zeal by the members with new 1
thoughts and ideas. Especially in '
the New Century Club ia a year of
profitable work and sweet fellow
ship in view, for the program com
mittee bas prepared lor the study
course a delighilul year book, the
subject of tue course, being "Wo
men in literature.'' The first meet
ing of the club was held with Mrs.
J. A. Dobey, and Mrs.W. F. Scott,
president, in opening the meeting,
ygave pleasant greetings and spoke
of the year's work. The treasurer's
report showed the club in good con
dition financially. The traveling li
brary thai was promised ai the state
federation is beiug arranged for
shipment. Alter all business Mrs.
J. W. Marsh took charge and the
lesson study was enterco, imo, the
?abject being "Literature," aud
this proved most interesting and
profitable. "What is literature?"
Mrs. H. D. Grant; "The dawn of
.literature," Miss Eva Rushton;
"The woiih ol literature," Mrs. J.
W. Marsh: "How books are pre
vContinued on Page Eight.)
Will Put on Through Train From
New York to Augusta.
The Southern Railway announces
the completion of details and ar
rangements for the establishment of
a new solid through train, to be
known as the '''Augusta Special,"
and operated between Augusta, Co
lumbia and Washington, D. C.,
with llnough Pullman sleeping cars
between Augusta and New York
City, to be eSs?tive, commencing
Sunday, October 34. and continuing
daily as a perman?nt train the year
This train will have connection to
and from Aik*w, M Trenton, and in
the winter season through Pullman
sleeping cars between Aiken and
The "Augusta Special" will be a
high-class train in every respect,
operating between Augusta and
Washington over Southern Rail-j
way, and between Washington and
New York via Pennsylvania Rail
road. The entire equipment, com
prising mail, express, baggage cars,
coaches, dining car and Pullman
sleeping cars will be of steel con
struction and electrically lighted
throughout, with a fast schedule
and but few stops.
North bound, Uie "Augusta Spe
cial" will leave Augusta at 1:15 P.
M., leave Aiken 1:25 P. M., leave
Trenton 2:25 P. M., arrive Colum
bia 4:15 P. M., arrive Washington
7:00 A. M., aud arrive New York
12:57 P. M.
South bound, the "Augusta Spe
cial" will leave New York 1:08 P.
M., leave Washington 7:00 P. AI.,
irriving in Columbia 10:05 A. M.,
irrive Trenton 12:25 P. M., arrive
/liken 1:05 P. M., and arrive An-:
?ustaT?? P. M.
The "Augusta Special," in both
lirectious, will make regular stops,
in addition to those mentioned, at
Batesburg, Lexington, Winnsboro,
Dhester, Rook Hill aud Charlotte,
Sag stops at Fort Mill and Ridge
way, and will make conditional
?tops at Johnston, Ridge Spring
ind Leesville to take on or let off
passengers for or from points North
jf Columbia at which scheduled to
The Souther? Railway will also
inprove its local train service be
tween Columbi? and Augusta, com
nencing the same day, Sunday, Oc
tober 24, establishing No. 19 to
leave Columbia 7:G0 A. M., and ar
rive Augusta 10:25 A. M., and No. i \
20 to leave Augusta 6:40 P. M. and ? \
irrive Columbia 10:05 P. M., mak
ing all intermediate stops and with
3onnection8 to and from Edgefield.
This new local service will be a
jreat convenience to people going to
Augusta and Columbia, and inter
mediate points, to trade, and for
jthet purposes, as it will give them
practically an entire business day in
aither place, with the opportunity
af returning to their homes in the
President's Harrison's Interest.
It is understood that this greatly
improved service for Columbia,
AL i ken. Augusta, Edgefield and the
Ridge section, is the arrangement
af President Fairfax Harrison, and
is attributed in a large measure to
the visit that Mr. Harrison and
other high executive officers of the
Southern paid lo theue points some
time since, at which time they were
favorably impressed with the oppor
tunity for great development. It is
felt that this splendid service will
tend to strengthen the already strong
friendly feeling toward the South
ern Railway along the entire route
of the train, and certainly at Au
gusta, Aiken, Columbia and this
general territory these trains should
receive the greatest support.
Advertising Aiken and Augusta.
It is likewise steted that the
Southern Railway will bend itr
every effort toward bringing winter
tourist visitors to Aiken and Au
gusta. The majority of newspaper,
magazine and other advertising
done in the East, amounting in cost
to thousands of dollars, will be in
the interest of Aiken and Augusta.
A personal advertising and solicit
ing campaign, to last throughout
the fall and winier, will be made by
Southern Railway passenger repre
sentatives in the East in order to
properly establish the "Augusta
Special," and attract travel to Aiken
Mrs. Courtney Entertained
Friends. Mrs. Mathis Enter
tained in Honor of
Mrs. .T. H. Courtney's lovely sup
per party on Saturday evening last
complimentary to Prof. and Mrs.
H. W. Scott was a delightful affair.
After supper Prof. and Mrs. Scott
gave some beautiful musical selec
tions which were thoroughly en
Mr. W. M. Riggs, president of
Clemson college and Mr. J. B.
Knight from Greenville were week
end visitors at the home of Senator
Mrs. A. A. Wertz and Mr. J.
B. VVTertz from Ninety Six were
?uests of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph
Swearingen during the past week.
Mr. James A. Moss a prominent
ind influential citizen of Washing
ton, Ga., made a short visit to his
relatives, Misses Mae and Carrie
Harrison this w?ek.
Mrs. J. D. Mathis entertained a
few friends Friday morning for
Mrs. C. H. Moore. Music and cards
.vere enjoyed and at twelve o'clock
Mrs. Mathis invited her guests in
he dining room where a hot lunch
Mrs. Austin Clark was a week
end visitor at Wards.
Mr. Peele Privette from Dar
ington is another pupil of the
ligh school here. He is with his
lister, Mrs. J. H. Courtney. We
Miss Luc^ Quarles leaves here
>n Thursday to make a visit to Mr.
md Mrs. W. F. Roper in C.dnr?^
>efore she goes to take c
ehool in Cheraw the
o m ed visitor here on &
ruest of Mrs. Julia Holl;
The prospect o.f a handsome new
>rick structure for a school build
ng is arousing deepest interest and
iverybody is making a strong pull
o pu; their school and community
o the front rank as an educational
jenter. At a recent meeting of the
idies school improvement associa
ion $2*0 was premised towards the
urnishing of the school auditorium.
There are already several plans
uggested bv which this amount
viii be raised. The first is a rum
na?e sale which will begin next
Saturday afternoon. Everybody has
>roraised contributions and they
,re asked to seud them to Mrs.
Wallace Wise or Mrs. F.P.Bryan
>y Saturday morning.
md Augusta, so that with the
greatly improved service and the
ff ort and force in advertising and
oiiciting tourist travel to Aiken
ind Augusta, these resorts can con- <
idently expect the best tourist sea- '
on in their history. <
Greatest Schedule Convenience.
The "Augusta Special" has been <
elected because it is the most con- (
renient for Eastern travel, both <
sTorth bound and South bound, that i
lould be arranged. By leaving Aa- \
fusta, Aiken and New York about j
?ne o'clock in the afternoon and
arriving at these points, in either di- ]
ection, about one o'clock the fol
owing afternoon, this will afford ,
msinest? men the whole morning of (
me day in Augusta or Aiken and <
he next entire afternoon in New
fork, without losing a business ]
lay, and vice versa. Passengers ;
joing to Pittsburg, Buffalo, Roch
istet, Boston and such points will j
>e able to leave Augusta or Aiken j
1:16 and 1:25 P. M., respectively,
>ne day and reach their destination ?
luring the later hours of the fol
lowing afternoon, by simply chang- ,
ing trains at Washington or New
?ork, as may be preferable, so that
traveling between Augusta, Aiken
?id the most im poi taut cities of the
North aud East, including New
England, will hereafter require but
one night on the road. These points
are just used for illustrative pur
poses, and, of course, the same thing
will apply to all other points in ibis
We carry a complete line of sta
tionery, Ledgers, Type-writer paper,
Type-writer Ribbons, Fountain Pens,
Letter Fiies, etc. Everything for
W. E. Lsnch & Co.
Mr. Stevens Writes of Success
County Demonstration Agent
Lott is Making With
Editor The Advertiser:
There appeared sometime ago in
your'columns a statement from P.
N. .Lott, Farm Demonstration
agent of Edgefield county, regard
ing his crops. Special reference be
ing made to the effect of vetch and
clover in comparison with commer
cial fertilizer in the production of
crops. I am more and more con
vinced that il: we farmers ever build
up o*?c lands to profitable farming
we must do it with legumes, sum
mer and winter. Vetch and clover
in winter and cowpeas, soy beans,
velvet^beans in summer. Some of
the ited't crops I have seen this year
are on P. N. Lott's place. Cotton
and cprn on clover and vetch sod
and Vetch stubbles. On the clover
sod no commercial fertilizers were
used at all, while on the vetch
stubble where a good crop of hay
was produced a amall quantity of
cottob seed meal and acid phosphate
were used the corn will make at
least 40 bushels, and the coito?<
about 2,000 pounds of seed cotton
per acre. A few years ago this
land wae very thin, four hundred
pounds seed cotton and 10 bushels
of cora per acre would have been
?xn?dered a good croi .
Now, Mr. Lott is growing two
money crops on this land every
year and his laud growing richer
nli the while. If Mr. Lott can do
this, why can't all of us do it? its
trae some of us are beginning to
rn'?1- ?nd niant, and. sow COW peas,
hui jibr. ; ? .?. .' . ate;
?GT!SR ... . Winier "i : * ?;'?>. I I;?"*.
?0 aud see Mr. JUULI'S tarm wm oe
nore than convinced that his meth
ods are correct, and his teaching
lound aud that we must spread out
Tom patches to fields, if we expect
;o make farming a success. If it :
Davs him will it not pay us?
P. C. S. <
Johnston, S. C. 1
Dealh of Mrs. C. M. Horn. !
The many friends of Mrs. C. M.
Horn of the Mt. Zion community
were grieved to learn of her death
it 10 o'clock Tuesday morning Sep
Though she had been a continual
sufferer for many months, she unly
?ook her bed a week before her
i each. Before her marriage to Mr.
Milledge Horn she was Miss Jose- 1
If she had lived until December ,
lext she and Mr. Horn would have !
seen married 4(J years. At the time ,
)f her death Mrs. Horn was in her
71st year. The funeral services were
conducted at the Horn residence .
Wednesday morning September 2*2.
Her remains were laid to rest in the j
Whitlock cemetery where those of
me of her sisters had been placed
>nlv a few months ago. Among the
mmerous floral offerings brought
jy loving hands was a beautiful J
Douquet from her own garden.
The deceased is survived by her
msband and one sister, Mrs. John
Whitlock. Mr. and Mrs. Horn had
io children, though they ably rear- '
xl two orphan girls, Mrs. Bannum |
jf Aiken and Mrs. Fannie Horu of 3
Augusta. For many years Mrs. Horn 1
aad been a faithful and active mem
ber of Mt. Zion Baptist church. .
Through all the years of her long
life Mrs. Horn was a beacon light !
in our community. Her daily life 1
was marked by patience, gentleness
and charity towards every one.
Her broken hearted husband wish
es to express his thanks to those
who stood by his wife's bedside
during her last painful hours. Sure
ly the deepest sympathy of all who
know him goes out to Mr. Horn in
this hour of unutterable grief and
"Her suffering ended with the day,
Yet lived she at its close,
And breathed the long, long night
In statue-like repose.
But when the sun in all his state,
Illumined the eastern skies,
She passed through glory's morning
And walked in Paradise."
Trenton, S. C.
"UNCLE IV" WRITES.
Rejoices Over Prohibition Vic
tory. Speaks Affectionately
of Old Comrade. Cotton
How glad I am to know that my
native state went for prohibition in
the election on the 14th. I expected
her to vote the curse of whiskey
from hor borders and thou?h I
didn't holler hurrah I thought it so
strong that it amounted to the same
and to know that Edgcfield county,
my home for nearly 70 years, went
against it to the tune of about ?* to
1 and my old home precinct 29 to
2. How glad I am to know it, and
to Plum Branch I take off my bat
and make a little aeroplane of it to
her. Prohibition and no divorce
law! Is there another state like her?
Well, when we think of the leading
Bpirits in her and at work for all
that is good, it is not to be wonder
ed at. Now, let every sheriff say and
do what the sheriff of Lexington
county says. I know the sheriff of
old Edgefield will come up to his
duty and be a strong second to Sam
J. Miller of Lexington, if not in the
You wrote rae about shaking
bands with "Old Mike" (Evan
Mealing) at Sweetwater and I dream
ed last night that I too shook his
band. Well, I don't know but I
may some day. One thing I do
know, he was lo me during ihe war
M true as a brother and I shall al
ways love him for looking after
tne, for I was a wild boy. He and
[ bunked together aud he had a
way of growling in his sleep and
[ would have to wake him up so
Lhat I could go to sleen first, "~ hs
xy auu ii wasn't long before when t
ie started his growling he would c
tvake without being pinched. t
Well, I have no news to write, j
Cotton about all open and some <
ibout through picking and if the i
weather keeps good it will about all 1
}ut of the fields by middle of t
next month. Colton bringing around t
ll cents in Swainaboro. Up to Sep- i
kember 1st, 1914, lhere were ginned \
in this county 3,146 and to same <
late this year only 1,751 bales, but *
he crops generally are two or three f
?veeks later this year than last. Vet \
it the ?ame lime, from what I can t
earn, the crop this year will be 25 a
sr 30 per cont ?ess lhan last year <
ind some think 40 per cent. Corn i
?rops are as a geueral thing very
?ood and at least 50 per cent more ?
kvill be made this year than last. c
I write this while resting at noon ?
Saturday. I send you a clipping I
from the Forest Blade which will \
De good readiug to some in your (
jounty and will show something ,
ibout ihe cost of being a candidate
m Georgia. ?
We expect to move up near Har- (
em, Ga., as soon as we get our |
jrops gathered. 1
Uncle Iv. <
interesting Exercises by Sunday j
(Written for last week.)
The Methodist 'Sunday school I
jsed the temperance program last
Sunday, cigarettes being the sub
ject for the day. The following pro
gram was carried out: <
First, a blackboard talk by Mrs. '
Second, recitation, "My body is ?
I temple," by little Jeanette Tim- 1
Third, a very interesting leaflet <
by Mrs. Lovic Smith. i
Fourtn, recitation, "The evolu- .
lion of the pipe," by Master Allen ?
Fifth, another interesting leaflet <
read and commented on by Mrs. T.
H. Rainsford, and last but not least
we enjoyed a short talk from our
most worthy superintendent, Mr.
B. ?. Nicholson.
We sincerely hope that the facts
so well given will sink deep into
ihe minds of those present aud lhai.
ihey will do some lasting good.
New goods arriving every day,
the latest ihings being constantly ad
ded to our *toek. Come in to see us.
J. W. Peik.
CONDITIONS IN TEXAS'.
Cotton Crop Short. Boil Weevil
Active. Abundance of Corn
Made. Prohibition a
Editor The Advertiser:- Well, ar
1 have a little leisure time this even
ing:, I thought I would write a few
linps to let yon know hqw we are
getting along out here in Texas.
We had a rain here on i he 15th
that stopped cotton picking until
this morning. We have weighed six
or seven bales to-day and may get
several more this evening We have
weighed up to the present time 800
bales, about 500 bales more than we
had received up to the pr?tent time
last year but the storm we had in
August whipped the cotton around
so that nearly everything has open
ed on it at once. A great many are
getting about all that there is on it
going over now. I don't think the
cotton will make more than one
third of a bale to. the acre. Last
year Hill county raised ninety
thousand bales, and the estimate
now is about fifty thousand or a
little over. The acreage wad oat
lawn a good deal last spring and
.he land planted in wheat, oats,
iorn and other feed stuffs. So the
farmers have plenty to run them
iext year and some to sell. The
norm we had in Aug**) cut the
joiton crop a good deal. The tops
jf the stalks looked like we had
lad a heavy frost and it took some
,ime for it to start to growing:.
Some has not started to grow yet. .
Some has a full form on lop of the
italk but unless the frost is late it
viii not make anything . .,?.*.
tull weevil ivin i: ?""ii*- i. . parts ur
.he - ...-Mty :;. . north ot ??. The i'e~
dI IiiOJ O aie lu a ?yta?? "?Viii_
,han they were last fall, for most
?very one bad nearly all thei?" feed
o buy besides the big dry goods
md grocery bills to pay but most
;f them have been slow about run
ling in debt this year and have only
>ought what they were compelled
o have. I think last year taught
hem a lesson that will lake them
lome time to forget. I think the
vheat acreage will be increased a
food deal another year and prob
ibly the oat crop al*o. They have
'ound out that it is easier to raise
?'hat they need at home tha.i to
.aise cotton and buy everything. I
un in hopes that that storm did not
lo as much damage back there as
t did out here.
Well, I see fiom the paper? that
South Carolin?, went dry at the
(lection. Our county has been dry
ibout fifteen years and there isa
)ig difference now and when whis
cey was sold in Hillsboro, oar
sounty seat, but some men will get
vhiskey as long as it is made.
Well, the Germans and ibe allies
tre still killing each other. The
germans are running .the Russians
Dut they have never demoralized the
Russian army yet. They fight at
ivery place they can make a stand.
Winter will soon be on and if tho
formans don't mind they will meet
Napoleon's fate-have to make a
Well, I will dose wishing all
?>ack there a prosperous time.
W. J. Rochelle,
Sterling Citizen Passed Away.
While our sister town of John
son feels very keenly the loss sos*
rained through the death of Mr.
Tillman R. Denny, the loss is not
confined to Johnston. Edgefield and
the entire county share in the loss.
Mr. Denny had but few peers. A
generation does not produce many
men like him. Every phase of the
community life of Johnston owes
much to Mr. Denny's life and influ
ence. Without bis helpful influence
all down through the years, John
ston would be a different town to
day. Having .been faithful to God
and his fellow man during bis
earthly probation, Mr. Denny bas
been called up higher. The Adver
tiser extends sincere, sympathy io
the bereaved loved ones.
We have received a small line of
Ladies' and Misses' Coat Suits.
Also a full line of Ladies' and