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Stanton Lott Writes Interesting
Letter From the Eastern
^ Coast to the Western
In a trip like the one I have just
taken there are many things of inter
est that one is almost lost for
thoughts after it is over. ,
It was only a short while after the
start before the patches of cotton
?passed out of view, and acres and
acres of castor oil beans took their
place. Those people of the states
above us have answered the coun
try's call for more oil for the air
planes. The castor eil beans furnish
[an excellent oil for this purpose.
Numbers of you have passed
through the Blue Ridge mountains
?ind know how beautiful they are.
["hey are not as lofty as thc Rocky
fountains or the Cascades of the
rest but far prettier. They are cov
red with a vegetation and haven't
lose bare side? like the Rocky moun
lins. Every now and then you see a
ttle patch of vegetables or a little
itch of corn growing on a small
t part of the mountain. Sometimes
is almost on the top. You see a
?ountain lad plowing an ox, and
(ou wonder how they stick on such
n incline. It looks as though he and
is ox would slide on down to the
Farther, I passed on through the
?due grass region. Acres and acres
if grass were growing. Hundreds and
rundreds of horses were feeding be
ide the railroad track. Men cut the
rass and have an instrument that
ikes it up and elevates it to the top
the wagon. All you haye to do is
keep the horses straight and pack
ie hay as it comes up.
Farther on we passed the big in
;rne camp for German prisoners.
?here were hundreds of them sitting
it under the shady trees smoking.
?hey are having an easy time of it
comparison with what we are told
ir boys in Germany get.
All . through Kentucky and Ohio
farmers have silos. They live in
?all farm houses. Their houses
to have about three small rooms
are not very attractive.
The trains of the North-central and
rough the North-west are different
lom ours of the South-east. They
run on the right hand track and
of the big roads have double
lacks. They pass each other like
lell from big guns. You hear a roar,
whir and you have passed.
JThe farmers of Illinois and through
ie north-central states seem to be
;ry short of labor. Corn is their
.incipal crop, and it is plowed both
lys. This method does away with
I much work with the hoe. They use
[plow drawn Dy two. horses. The
Jrses are not alone protected from
fe hot sun for I saw two men who
Ld large umbrellas attached to the
lats of their plows and they looked
lol in the shade.
Farther out through the west we
fssed through miles and miles of
ren territory. As far as you could
there was a scanty growth called
je brush. Great big Jack rabbits
)ped along through the brush,
fere were thousands of them, and
?ir cars looked like mule ears. Tiny
tive little squirrel-looking animals
ived along the tracks. I believe the
>ple of the west call them chip
lext we came up to the Cascade
ige territory, just mountain after
kmtain. Down in the valleys they
se the finest cherries I have ever
They are as large as our small
[ms. We rode through tunnel after
mel. The train ran along for miles
miles down beside the Columbia
fer. Many of the mountain peaks
half a mile high right beside the
?lroad. Some of them are n mile
Many of them have the tops
;d with s^cw while down in the
[ley the weather is hot. Some one
m the east told me to be sure and
ry a heavy overcoat with me be
se the weather would be verb
and I came very near burning
practically the whole distance,
rtland is a beautiful western
There are acres of cherries,
iwberries and raspberries. We
jped in Portland and ate fresh
red salmon caught from the
loses grow abundantly and the
le here say that they bloom all
year. The American Beauties are
iderful in size and color. The Dor
Perkins is also in bloom.
The weather here is cool all the
s. Blankets are used every night,
said that the temperature is al
S. N. Lott,
21st Casual Detachment,
respectfully announce that I am
mdidate for the office of magis
of the 7th magisterial district
?dgefield county, subject to the
and regulations of the Demo
J. E. BRYAN.
jlightful apple-butter, 20 cents
L. T. May's.
A Lovely Wedding.
Wednesday afternoon at the love
ly country home of Col. S. B. Mays
about three miles from Edgefield, at
7 o'clock a beautiful marriage was
witnessed by a number of friends
and relatives, when Miss Maizie
Mays was married to Mr. D. G. Gam
brell of Greenwood.
As the guests entered, there was
a delightful spirit of good cheer and
hospitality everywhere and on the
spacious piazza, decorated artistical
ly in South Carolina pine, fruit punch
was served by Misses Sunie Talbert
of Edgefield and Vera Fowler of
At the door, Col. and Mrs. S. B.
Mays met the guests, assisted by Mes
dames John G. Edwards, P. P. Bla
lock, Jr., S. A. Morrall, B. F. Mays,
Susie Miller, J. W. Kemp and H. A.
Just before the ceremony Miss
Ethel Henry of Mississippi sang, "All
for You," accompanied by Miss Sallie
May Miller, who also played Mendell
sohn's Midsummer Night's Dream"
as the wedding march and continued
softly during the ceremony.
The bride, costumed in a lovely
and becoming traveling suit, came
out on the arm of her father, Col.
Mays und in the hallway where love
ly decorations of Shasta daisies and
asparagus were, under the emblem
atic wedding bell, these two young
hearts were united. Dr. E. J. Smith,
pastor of the Second Baptist church
of Greenwood officiating.
Miss Madge Mays in a becoming
costume of white and a picture hat
was maid of honor and preceded the
wedding party, carrying a bouquet
of pink carnations and ferns. She
was followed by a beautiful little
niece of the bride and daughter of
B. F. Mays of Washington, Audrey
Calhoun Mays, as flower girl, carry
ing daisies. The bride's bouquet was
a bhower of brides' roses and ferns.
Mr. Graeme McGregor Smith was
best man to thc groom.
The whole interior of the home
was decorated in asparagus and dai
sies, ferns and smilax.
Soon after the ceremony, the
guests were served in the beautiful
ly decorated dining room with a dain
ty salad course anc iced tea. Misses
Ella Mays, Claudia Luke, Katherine
Adams and Mrs. W. D. Allen s-rving
The favors were cupids in bridal
attire and were pinned on the guests
by little Eugenia Middleton of
A popular attraction was found in
the two front rooms where many
beautiful and costly gifts were placed
of cut glass, silver and other taste
ful tributes to the popularity of these
The bride's book was in charge of
Misses Lillian Palmer and Isabella
Guests from a distance were, Mr.
and Ben F. Mays, Miss Audrey Cal
houn Mays, Miss Lillian Palmer of
Washington, D. C., Mrs. Mattie Jen
nings of Atlanta, R. J. Gambrell,
Belton, S. C., Miss Ethel Henry of
Mississippi, H. C. Middleton, Miss
Claudia Luke.and J. M. Bell of Au
gusta; Miss Eugenia Middleton, Mr.
and Mrs. R. H. Middieton. Miss Vera
Fowler, of Clarks Hill; Mrs. H. A.
Adams, Miss Katherine Adams, H. M.
Adams, Mrs. W. S. Middleton, Eu
genia Middleton, L. C. Rich, of Meri
wether: Misses Isabella Bailey, Mae
Bailey, Susie Hodges, Kate Kilgo, Sa
die Sheridan, Genie McCaslan. Mary,
Etta, and Elizabeth Calhoun, Maizie.
Trammel, Marguerite and Annie Lou
Marshall, Tommie Duckett, Messrs.
A. M. and J. McG. Smith. J. R. Smath
ers, E. L. Norris, Dr. II. L. Fellers)
Calhoun A. Mays. Dr. E. J. Smith,
Barbecues Should be Discour
To all County Food Administrates:
In the interest of conservation of
food, please do your utmost to dis
courage the giving of barbecues dur
ing the coming months. As you know,
barbecues frequently result in the
waste of large quantities of food
stuffs, especially meat and bread. The
Food Administration has not issued
a rule prohibiting the giving of bar
becues, but in the interest of con
servation of food, the Food Adminis
tration is opposed to them.
Wm. Elliot, ?
Food Administrator for
Columbia, S. C.
June 27, 1918.
Not a Square Deal.
"Remember, children," said Miss
Mason to her Sunday School class,
"the tares represent the bad people
and the wheat the good ones."
"Why, that's funny," said a small
auditor, who had listened to the les
son with breathless attention.
"Why is it funny, James?" asked
"Because," replied the youngster,
"the wheat always gets thrashed and
the tares don't."-Los Angeles Times
For Sale: 200 bushels of good
sound peas at $3.70 nor i>u5hfcl. Mrs.
Julia K. Prescott, Modoc, S. C.,
North Augusta, June 20.-A
beautiful home wedding and social
event of much interest to friends in
Edget?eld and Augusta occurred
ht-rc Wednesday evening at 8:30
o'clock at the residence of the Rev.
and Mrs. W. C. Allen when Miss
Berta Hill and Ernest E. Padgett,
both of Edgefieid, were married.
The reception hall and parlor of
the home had been thrown together
and tastefully decorated with Shasta
daisies and ferns. A party of rela
tives and friends "from Augusta and
Edget?eld assembled in the parlor
and at the sound of Mendelssohn's
wedding march, played by Mrs.
W. C. Allen, the bride and groom,
unattended, entered the parlor from
the hall. The ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. W. C. Allen,
pastor of the North Aug asta Bap
tist Church, also brother in-law of
t'ie bridegroom, and the Rev. M.
D. Padgett of Saluda, father of.the
bridegroom, Mrs. Allen playing
"Humoresque" during the cere
After the ceremony the entire
party was taken to the Len wood,
Augusta's new tourist hotel, where
a course dinner was served. The
bride was unusually attractive in a
beautiful coat suit of blue material
with corsage of pink Killarney
roses with hat, gloves and s?oes to
After the dinner at the hotel the
bride and groom left for Hender
sonville, N. C., where they will
spend a few days before returning
to their home in Edget?eld.
Mrs. Padgett is a charmine: wo
man and member of one of Edge
field's oldest families. Mr. Pad
gett was formerly of Saluda, but
for se\ eral years has made Edge
field his home. He is a splendid
young business man and is a mem
ber of the well known clothing
firm of Reynolds ct Padgett. They
have a large circle of friends in
both Edget?eld and Augusta.
Death of Dr. E. S. Adams.
The news of the death of Dr. E.
S. Adams came over the wire Mon
day afternoon from Shreveport as
a shock barbed with pain and sor
Dr. Adams was born at P^dge
field, S. C., November .5th 1847
and came to Texas in 1872.
He is survived by his widow and
five grown sons, Moss, Pierce, Ed
gar, Wallace and Pat Adams, and
two daughters Misses Fairy and
Early in life Dr. Adams joined
the Baptist church.
Funeral services were conducted
at the residence Tuesday at eleven
o'clock by Rev. W. S. Easterling,
pastor of the Methodist church,
after which the remains were buried
in Greenwood cemetery. Ile was a
charter member of the W. O. W.
of this place.
He was a man of generous im
pulses and never forgot the hos
pitable ways of the pioneer. The
stranger, even though a beggar,
never failed to find food and shel
ter if he sought it at his hand, and
ht was at home by the bedside of
the sick and delighted in all kinds
and neighborly offices. He had
borne adversity bravely and en
joyed prosperity quietly. He had
lilied the various relations of life,
as son, husband, father, brother,
friend, and filled them well. Who
can do more.
But he is gone! Another name
is stricken from the ever-lessening
roil of our old settlers, and a soli
tary woman in the sunset of life,
and a lonely home are left to attest
how sadly they will miss him. It
must be so; these tender human ties
cannot be severed without a pang.
Vet such a death there is really no
cause for grief. His life work was
done, and well done. He had
passed his golden wedding day and
wcared with life's duties and cares,
weary of suffering and waiting, he
lay down to rest.
"Tired! ah, yes! so tired dear,
I shall soundly sleep tonight,
With never, a dream and never a fear,
To wake in the morning light."
Ile was a man who united sound
sense with strong convictions, and
a candid, outspoken temper, emi
nently titted to mould the rude ele
ments of pioneer society into form
and consistency, and aid in raising
a high standard of citizenship in
our young and growing state. How
much this community owes him
and such as he, it is impossible to
estimate, though it would be a
grateful task to trace his influence
through some of the more direct
channels, to hold him up in these
desperate days, in his various char
acters of husband and father, of
neighbor and friend, to speak of
the sons and daughters he has rear
ed to perpetuate his name and em
ulate his virtues. But it comes not
within the scope of this brief arti
cle to do so. Suffice it to say, he
lived nobly and died peacefully at
the advance age of 70 years. The
stern Reaper found him, "as a
shock of corn, fully ripe for the
Not for him be our tears! rather
Additional Red Cross Subscrib
H. M. McKie-$25.00
Charlie McCain._ __ __ __ 7.00
Jim Smith-__ 2.00
Will Hammond-. 6.00
Jim Hammond- 2.00
Charlie Garrett- 1.00
Henry Garrett- 1.50
John Garrett-- _. __ __ __ 2.00
Jerry Garrett-- _. __ __ __ 3.00
Tom McCain- .50
Willie McCain- 5.00
Alexander Meriwether,_ __ 5.00
Sam McCain- __ ._ __ 1.50
Sam Garrett- 1.00
Rev. Burrell Lanham.. __ __ 3.00
Henry Key.- -- -. .. .. _. .50
Bill Key_.- 3.00
Joe Broadwater.. __ __ __ _ 1.25
Emory Mitcham __ __ __ __ 2.00
George Wooten.. __ __ __ 3.00
Henry Meriwether. _ _____ 2.00
John McKie-.._ 3.00
Arthur Hightower_. _____ .50
John Lanham-- ._ __ __ __ 1.00
Willie Stewart-__ __ _ 1.75
Geo. Winn_ 1.00
Jasper Holmes.- __ __ __ __ 1.00
H. L. Hammond.. J_ __ __ 2.00
W. G. Willis-. 2.00
Joe M. Miller-... 5.00
E. J. Miller_ 2.00
W. O. Whatley-- 1.00
M. W. Miller-._ 1.00
E. A. Hammond..__ 2.00
T. C. Hammond.. __ _. __ 2.50
J. S. Pardue_ 2.00
E. M. Miller_._ 5.00
E. Hammond.- __ __ _. __ 5.00
Joe E. Hammond., __ __. __ 5.00
Horticultural experts of Clemson
College recommend peeling peaches
with lye. A circular from that college
Dip the unwashed fruit into the so
lution, which should be made accord
ing to directions on the package and
allow to remain one or two minutes*
until the skin scales off freely.
Wash the fruit well in three waters
to remove loose peeling and all trace
Equipment, even for a commercial
cannery, is not expensive. For use
in the home in canning or otherwise
preserving peaches the process is eas
An ordinary porcelain lined pre
serving kettle makes an excellent vat
for the solution. A wooden vessel
may be used but not metal vessels,
which would be corroded by the lye.
A wire horse muzzle, or something
similar, may be used for a dipping
basket for scalding and for washing
in the three waters after scaldling. In
this way the fruit need not be touch
ed by hand after scalding until com
A 12-gallon solution will dip 50
bushels of peaches.
The fruit retains all its original
flavor and firmness
A careful chemical analysis shows
no trace of anything harmful.
Soft ripe fruit can be peeled as
.fictively as firm fruit; and small or
irregular fruit as readily as the bet
A bushel of peaches peeled by this
chemical process will lill 25 quarts,
or six quarts more than a bus!)el
peeled by mechanical methods such
as with a knife.
Notice of Election.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
Wheras a petition has been filed,
and all legal requirements met, it is
hereby ordered that the regularly ap
pointed Board of Trustees of Moss
School District No. 22, do hold an
election at W. T. Reel's store Satur
day, July 20, 1918, for the purpose
of voting upon the question of levy
ing and collecting an additional spe
cial tax of one (1) mill on the dol
lar of all taxable property within
said district, proceeds of such addi
tional levy to be used for school pur
poses in Moss District No. 22. Those
favoring such additional levy shall
cast a ballot with the word "Yes"
written or printed thereon, and those
opposing such additional levy shall
cast a ballot with the word "No"
written or printed thereon.
The polls shall open at 8 o'clock
A. M., and close at 4 o'clock P. M.,
and in all respects comply with sec
tion of Code of Laws governing Gen
W. W. Fuller,
E. H. Folk,
G. F. Long,
Co. Board of Educcation.
Lost-Cameo pin, surrounded by
pearls, at the Methodist church or
on road home. Suitable reward offer
F. F. Rainsford,
Trenton, S. C.
let us crown his grave with gar
lands; few of us will live as long or
as well, and tewer yet will the
Angel of Death greet with such a
lovin?r touch.-Garrison Texas,
her quota of
Stamps. She must
go "over the toj
paign for this pi
on the 14th and
28th of June. WI
is over let us hav
lina where she is
-at the top.
We are duly ap
for the sale of th
Help your coun
ing in War Savir
You can also
by making your
dry goods, shoes,
of us, as we ha\
(Continued from page One)
gone to Mullins, the home of the lat
ter. Mr. Crouch has been suffering
from an attack of chronic appendi
citis, and before his return will have
an operation at the City Hospital in
Columbia. A speedy recovery is hop
ed for him.
Mrs. Gould and children have re
turned to Spartanburg after a two
weeks' visit to Mrs. James White.
Lumber has been laid by Mr. Wi
ley Derrick on his lot in West,John
ston, and a dwelling will soon be
Miss Sue Sloan has again won the
scholarship at Cornell University, for
a summer course of three months,
in music. Miss Sloan is to be con
gratulated for this was open to con
testants throughout the United States
and was won by the best written ex
amination concerning music. She
took advantage of this last year but
has not decided upon accepting it
Mrs. Webb and Miss Margaret
Webb of Columbia came on last
Thursday to visit their cousin, Mrs.
J. L. Walker. Little Miss Helen Wal
ker returned to Columbia with Mrs.
Webb and Miss Margaret is spending
a while with Miss Mary Walker.
Miss Annie Mae Walker of Spar
tanburg v. as the guest of relatives
here the latter part of the week.
Mr. Mark Toney of Columbia
spent the week-end here with rela
Mrs. Archie Lewis received a tele
gram on last Friday, stating the
. is behind in
catch up and
>". The cam
closes on the
hen this drive
e South Caro
elf by invest
, notions, etc.
e a complete
eath of her grandmother, Mrs. An
rews, at Greenwood.
All of the work of the Red Cross
3oms is being brought in by mem
rs who have been able to sew at
onie and a box is expected to be
ent olf soon.
The surgical dressings class is de
ghted over the reports of the boxes
int out. The first box contained an
ssortment, being the many articles
lade at the time" of Miss Guignard's
iay. This box was marked "stand
rd." Tho other two boxes contained
ie OOO cotton pads, and in the com
lunication concerning the receipt of
lem, the letter said, "The box was
nly opened at the top cover. When
ie. paper was lifted they were in
ach perfect condition, and so well
lade, the box was just nailed up
.ithout any. further examination."
he July order is being daily ex
Mrs. Mamie Huiet who has charge
f the knitting has had a splendid
ox packed and sent on, but it has
ot been heard from, but no doubt
, will be marked as the above boxes.
Miss Annie Crouch will leave soon
jr a northern school where she will
ike a special course in physical cul
ire. She is a full graduate of Con
erse College and it is her intention
) teach this winter.
Miss Boiler of Augusta and Mr.
ary Satcher of Camp Gordon were
ere Sunday in the. home of Mr.
T. W. Satcher.
Just received a nice shipment of
dddy blouses at a very reasonable
rice. Come and look them over.
lein the ribbed tread
rly associated with
Pires and in the fa
tter which of these
u choose you cannot
y are big, sturdy,
r, speed, mileage,
3 Motor Co.