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By looking at the map of these
United States you find the state of
Florida banging down into the sea
and gulf like an appendix-but no
useless appendix by any means. The
.Bible in speaking of the members ol
the church compares it to the hu
man body, where each part or or
gan serves the whole body and is
dependent on each other part for its
welfare-so may we say that each
of these United States serves the
whole and adds its peculiar function
to the general welfare-especially
is this true, now that all these varied
states are knitted together with a
complicated net work of railroads
and telephones and telegraph-Flo
rida is the winter play ground of
the United States, where an invalid
can in a few short hours pass from
the biting snows of New England or
Virginia to the good old summer
By looking into history you will
find that Florida was inhabited by
the Seminole Indians and latterly a
mixture of Indians and a lot of all
sorts of pirates, robbers and fugitives
from justice. These people became
so lawless and plundered the good
people down there till "Old Hick
ory" Jackson was sent down there
to 'conquor these outlaws-this is
where Jacksonville gets its name.
After much fighting the Indians
were transferred West and Florida
became a peaceable state as it now
is-a balmy, beautiful land of fruit,
flowers, fish and vegetables. After
leaving Jacksonville we passed
along the east coast on the Flagler
system of railroad, as Mr. A. M.
Flagler put the east coast on the
map, and surely by this herculean
task of running a railroad over 500
miles long with a hundred miles of
it in the sea. He is one man who
left this world better than he found
it. x True, some iriticise Mr. Flag
ler for procuring a speoial act of
the Florida Legislature annulling
his marriage with his non-comphs
menti8 wife so he could marry a
But most old men are alike in
this particular, he is not in a class
to himself, and now his young
widow has married her original
sweetheart about of her own age,
and they are living in all the gran
deur of millionares at the magnifi
cent winter Flagler home at Palm
Beach. There are many beautiful
points along the east coast, notably
at Augustine, Fernandina, and the
seat and centre of the present
fashionable set is Palm Beach. We
first reach West Palm Beach, a
larger commercial town on the coast.
The train then goes over the water
to the Palm Beach hotel on an island
owned by the Flagler system, a per
fect Garden of Eden, and from here
pushes on to the bathing point and
hotel called The Breakers, where
the white caps roll their snowy
?rests up against the sands of the
slanting beach. We saw hundreds
of men and women in those eve-like
fisr-leaf costumes cut very low above
and very high below called bathing
suits, out in the warm sunlight en
joying the great waves as they rolled
the imperious surge over these beau
tiful young ladies who found the
water delightfully warm.
Most of these ladies knew bow to
swim and were not afraid of the
water. To sit in the train at night
as it rolls along the bay at Palm
Beach, and see the brilliant lights
of the Royal Pvancianna Hotel all
reflected in the water, and the
brightly-lighted boats and yachts
all gliding about reminds one of
Yenice. This place is filled with
rich northern people, who spend
from ten to fifty dollars a day for
hotel bil!, and a* the same time
have a private yacht out in the bay
at their service with a cost of sever
al hundred dollars a day to keep up.
We heard of one man from Pitts
burg who brought his family down
in a private car, and the car was to
go back at once, but the baby had
not waked up. The railroad aa
thorities told the coal magnate that
if the car was left it would cost ?50
a day, "all right!" said the Pitts
burg man. I will pay the ?50
rather than wake the baby up. But
what is th?t when we see where the
Astor baby spends ?75 a day while
poor mothers are rioting and starv
ing in New York for bread and
milk for their babies. One thing
that strikes you in Florida is the
teeming swarm of rich Northerners
like bees, around all hotels. Crowds
of people from the Northern States
and the middle northern especially,
all whom are rich from selling such
things as we buy: mules, corn, meat,
wagons, automobiles, farming im
plements and everything made of
iron, wood and wool. These peo
ple spend their money freely on
themselves and have plenty to
spend, and so when a poor South
erner goes to Florida this season of
the year, he will find he cannot get
a decent room for less than 88 to #4
a day and then get his meals at
restaurants. The eating houses,
however, have plenty good food,
well prepared at reasonable prices.
[ Fish, vegetables and fruit in abi
dance fresh and fine.
To give an idea of who has prol
ed bj this almost world-wide w
since the year 1913, A. D.
I quote from a late Colliers:
Woolens, $4,000,000 ?54, OOO ,0
Auto's, $31,000,000, $97, 000,0
Flour $53,000,000 $87,000, 0
Wheat $89,000,000 $215,000,0
Oats $13,000,000 $48, 000,0
Horses $4,000;000 $73,000,0
Mules $700,000 $23,000,0
Shoes $18,000,000 $47, 000, 0'
Cotton $53,000,000 $112,000,0
Chemicals $26,000,000 $124,000,01
Machinery $10,000,000 $61, 000,01
See these enormous profits ai
only one item comes South, cotto
and the relative higher prices fi
the multitude of products we ha'
to buy from the Trusts and Nort
send our cotton money right bac
to these millionaires west and nortl
Take for an example the great far
implements makers, plows, et
Mr. Deering, he has a large esta
of some several thousand acres i
and near the beautiful city <
Miami, where he has had 1500 1
borers at work for the last tbr<
years, building a royal castle lil
Mr. Vanderbilt's at Asheville <
Biltmore. He has a beautiful bric
wall running for miles along tl
smooth boulevard, with serval
houses finer than any house in ?dg<
field county; sunken gardens, extei
sive orange groves, and every kiu
of flower grown, a golf link, tenn:
court, base ball grounds, and bac
of his magnificent palace, he has du
a large canal from the Biscaye
bay and his private yacht can glid
up from New York or Chicago a
most to the back steps.
He is still working hundreds c
men, digging ditches, laying pipe
and enabling him to irrigate hi
vast domain any time, and then groi
fruits and vegetables every mont
in the year. There is a large roc
quarry on his estate, with a sofl
white limestone rock, which whe
exposed to the air gets very hard
and of this he is building all hi
abutments. H i s mother live
next to his estate in a lees pr?t?e
tious but queenly style. The orig
inal founder of this Deering Floy
Factory, died at the present hom
of his widow last year. His son i
the great builder here, and an oh
old bachelor with this grand home
no matter how many men he ma:
employ, it will never be complet*
without a woman in it.
Mr. Deering has already spen
over five million dollars on thii
estate and much work yet to b<
done. He, like Mr. Vanderbilt, hai
scattered his money among man]
laborers, and is giving attention
too, to forestry and tree cultivation
The native tree of Florida is th(
plain, common pine, and not large
pines either, but there is a beautifu
tree now being extensivly planted it
and about Miami called the Aus
traiian pine. It grows very tall,
has long, soft pendants, not needle*
for they are not stiff, but lim bei
like the weeping willow, and wher
planted in rows make an ideal ave
nue of shade and beautiful archet
over head. A double row of these
inside a double row of tall cocoa
nuts and palmetto's, with hedges o?
oleanderand other fragrant flowering
plants, with orange trees filled with
golden balls beyond, is a picture ol
beauty and joy forever.
Hon. William Jennings Bryan basa
beautiful winter home just a few
miles out beyond the Deering Estate.
The roads are perfect. Mr. Bryan's
home is built on the Spanish style
of this same white limestone rock
which abound there, and has a court
yard in the middle. It is very iso
lated and quite in a dense jungle of
native growth like some sort of
bamboo, with walks cut out and
near the water. As our party were
riding out to the Bryan home, some
one asked. "I wonder if Mr. Bryan
bought this place, or was it a pres
ent." Neither, was the reply of a
man just in: front of me:" "He
talked someone out of it." Mr.
Bryan was not at home, but had
several servants about and a notice
that his place was private property,
and that he received his friends
when at home, on Fridays from 2 to
4 P. M.
Mr. Bryan had a short article in
the Miami Daily Metropolis while
we were there about the fear of de
rision and said that it was this fear
of derision that made men fight
duels, and how it was abolished by
law, and winds up by saying; "Some
day, if ciyilization is to advance,
the nation while defending itself, if
actually attacked, will feel as little
obligated to accept a challenge to
war,and if some day, why not now?
If some nation must lead the way,
why not our nation?" Mr. Bryan
is a great man with good intentions
but is impractical and theoretical,
and does not face the stubborn facts
of life with practical opposition.
Mr. Wilson has to f;ice a condition
and not a theory, and Mr. Bryan
quit his cabinet at the supreme test
iug time that try men's souls. Yet,
in spite of this mistake, the moral
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ions. Delegates to the council at
New Orleans were due to be elected,
but as none of the members could
attend, Mrs. Visanskiof Charleston,
who .is an honorary member, and
will attend, will be the delegate,
The author studied this afternoon
was Tennyson, and Mrs. J. A. Lott
acted as leader. A criticism on
"Idylls of the King" was well given
by Miss Eva Rushton, and "Pellias
and Etlaire" was read by Mrs. C.
D. Kenney. After this had been
enjoyed, the hostess assisted by Mrs,
John Mobley, served an elaborate
repast of sliced turkey, cranberry
sauce, salads, beaten biscuit, sand.
Wiehes, pickle and coffee.
Mr. and Mrs. F, S. Bland most
charmingly entertained on Monday
evening in bompliment to Mrs. L.
E. Stansell. There were twenty
four present, and six tables of an
animated game of Rook was had,
and when this was concluded, the
honoree was given a beautiful piece
of handwork. Miss Elberta Bland
assisted the hostess in serving a
tempting salad course.
Mrs. Archie Lewis entertained on
Wednesday afternoon for her friends
Miss Annie and Norine West of
Bennettsville. Miss West is a
charming young woman, and every
one was delighted to know her.
Progressive Rook was the chief oc
cupation, and the honoree was pre
sented with a box of dainty crepe
de-chine handkerchiefs, when the
score was counted up. A delicious
salad course was served, Mrs. A. P.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hatcher gave
a lovely six o'clock dinner recently
for Mrs. L. E. Stausell, there being
about six couples present. The
time was spent in conversation and
sweet music, and the course dinner
served was in most attractive style.
The place cards were unique ones,
representing some characteristic of
Miss Marion Boyd entertained on
Saturday evening in honor of her
cousins, Miss Mary Essie Morgan,
and Ronald Morgan of North Aui.|
gusta. A bright and happy time
was had, and progressive Rook was
also enjoyed. A sweet course was
moat prettily served. Mr. and Mrs.
Boyd assisted in making the evening
one of BO many pleasures, and all
were reluctant to depart.
In Honor of Judge Wilson.
Something of an en bane session I
of the local bar was held last even-']
ing at the home of S. M. Smith, Esq.
on Jeter street. Mr. Smith was
hostess to his brethren of the bar,
the court officials and visiting at
torneys, with Judge Wilson and
Gen. U. R. Brooks as guests ofP
honer There were about 25 guests
present. Such an aggregation of
legal lore is seldom witnessed. Soon
after the guests arrived they were
invited into the dining room where
an elaborate dinner was beautifully
nerved in courses. The evening.]
spent in this hospitable home will;
be pleasantly remembered by these
who were honored with invitations.
Honor Roll of Rehoboth School
Second Grade-Lewis Coleman,
Marion Winn. *
Third* Grade-Mary Winn, Will
Fourth Grade-Edward Gilchrist.
Sixth Grade-Boat Strom.
Eighth Grade-Willie Culbreatb,
Adv. First Grade-Annie Rey
Second Grade-Lewis Coleman.
Third Grade-Mary Winn, Lee)
Sixth Grade-Boat Strom.
Fall A Nation
Thrilling Sequel to
The Birth of a Nation at!
the Movies Mar. 23 and 24
influence of Mr. Bryan's life has
been for the good, and his faults, as
Goldsmith said: "lean to virtues'
side," and while he has never at
tained the Presidency, he has done
more; he placed Mr. Wilson in tho
chair he so ably fills, under God's
will. He fills an important place
in the history of this great country,
and still has a future, as the moun
taineer replied when asked if he had
lived in the muuntains all his life,
A. S. T.
Edgefield, S. C.
To those who are waiting until the prices
are cheaper in the spring, we would advise
milady to buy now, as the stock will be de
pleted by that time, and it will be impossi
ble to get what she wants.
Remember that the Millinery department
is now ready to serve you, and that the hats
are on display.
We have just received by express a ship
ment of Boys' Cloth Hats in striped and
solid colors-a hat sure to please the little
master. Also a shipment of Men's and
What about the Slipper problem? Come
in and let us help you solve it. We have
them in all prices, sizes and styles. A line
of pretty Slippers that the most careful
shopper would like.
While in the store we will be pleased to
show you anything you wish to look at, and
our best effort to serve you.
The Corner Store
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News From Horn's Creek.
This is such a lovely spring da
that I feel as if I must write a fe
lines to your paper, which alwaj
receives a warm welcome whenev<
it enters the home. Farmers ai
making good of the pretty weathe:
Some are quite busy hauling 01
their compost, while others ar
plowing. But Mr. Alvin Smith i
in the lead, as he has planted corr
Now don't think, dear friends, th?
we ladies are idle, for we hav
planted a spring garden.
I wish to correct a small mistak
that was in my last letter in regar
to the sickness in the home of Mi
J. N. Fair. It was Mrs. Fair wh
was suffering so much from rhet
matism. But we rejoice to say sh
is very much improved.
The many friends of Mr. Sac
Roper are pained to learn of his sa<
illness, which became so alarmicj
that his family thought best to wir
all of his children to come home
All of them responded quickly
Those who came were Miss Susii
Lee of Aiken, Miss Lula of Meri
wether, Miss Lilla of Sunny Brook
Miss Anna of Edgefield aud Mrs
W. H. Moss ol Trenton. As Mrs
John McEie of Meriwether an(
Mre. Ripley of New York hav<
sickness in their home they wen
prevented from coming.
Dr, and Mrs. Whitlock of Rec
Hill spent the week-end with Mrs
Whitlock's parents, Mr. and Mrs,
Mies Sallie Mae Miller left Sun
day for Brunson, S. C., to tak(
charge of a music class.
Mr. Frank Miller came up Satur
day night to play Rook with M?S?
Elizabeth Wells and Miss Annie
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Wells spent
Sunday in the home of Mr. D. E.
Misses Ruth and Annie Bell
Smith worshipped at Antioch Sunday.
Master Willie Parks spent Sat
urday and Sunday with his sister,
Mrs. Alvin Smith.
Mr. Levi Holmes and Edgar Lan
ham of your town were out driving
with two of our fair maidens Sun
day afternoon. Come again boys!
Mr. Henry Bryant and Miss Una
Ryan and her two brothers, Ernest
and Morris, were callers at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Wells Sun
day night. Mr. Ernest informed
us soon after arriving that a ceatain
girl invited him over that night to
court him. But we are inclined to
think that the shoe was on the other
foot, as he said that girl gave him
a kick that night.
We are sorrow to learn that Mrs.
Pierce Ryan is somewhat indisposed.
Last Friday while Mr. C. A.
Wells was in Augusta his good la
dy was at home quite busy having
the roads dragged. Now, gentle
men, don't you see what a lady will
do, if you will just let her alone.
We hope our friend and comrade,
Uncle Iv Morgan will soon gain his
normal strength and write often,
for we dearly love to read his let
ters. May God spare him many,
many more years is the wish of
(For the Benefit of the Aiken HOST.
CAST OF C
Priscilla Brunes, President of Spir
Billy bachelor, President of Bache
U. B. Careful.
Act I-The Spinsters' Club Rc
Act II-The Bachelors' Club I
Act III-The Garden Party.
During the progress of the p!
"The Spinster's Plaint," "I V
and Pins," "Looking for a Man,"
Card of Thanks.
We employ this means of express
ing our sincere gratitude to our
friends and neighbors for their
many acts of kindness, and unweary
ing attention shown us in the recent
illness and death of our beloved
brother,husband and father, John A.
We shall be ever grateful, and
stand ready to render assistance in
any way, to all those who so faith
fully ministered to us in our great
Mr. James B. Minick, ,
Mrs. Kate Perrin Miniok,
Janie E. Minick,
be of Love"
?ital and the Edgefield W. C. T. U.)
ht, March 19
-_Mrs. Laurie Croft
.-Miss Eleanor Laird
._.Mrs. Julian B. Salley
_Miss Nannie Creighton
-Miss Bessie Harper
._._Miss Clara Harrigal
.Mrs. T. R. Ward
_Mrs. Hastings Wyman, Jr.
-Miss Rena Chafee
isters' Club...Mrs. Walter Duncan
dors' Club._...Haddon Johnson
.John Edwin Stansfield
.Henry S. Johnson
.A. W. Oakley
.George W. Croft
lay the following choruses will be
Viii Be Your Little Girl," "Needles
and "The Microbe of Love."