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VOL. 84 EDGEFI?LD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27,1919
Com Crop Unsatisfactory. Many
Persons Moving to Town.
Roads and Bridges Need
The corn crop in this section this
year will be short. Much of it has
been drowned on the upland or kept
so wet that it could not be worked.
All corn on the bottoms has been
washed away. Where peas were sown
they are unusually fine, but oh ac
count of the scarcity of seed, very few
were sown. Cotton was drovned on
the low places where it was usually
best. On the high land it has a large
stalk, but less fruit to the stalk than
I ever saw before.
Miss Eugenia Brunson spent last
week at Colliers with Misses Fannie
Wells and Elverta Talbert.
Miss Susie Smith, of Clio, Ga., and
Miss Eugenia Mims are spending this
week with Mrs. L. R. Brunson.
Mr. Hamp Morgan's children are
visiting their grandfather, Mr. C. M.
"The move to the farm" has been
changed and it appears that everybody
is trying to move to town.
B. E. Timmerman's family, P. B.
Thomas and W. T. Reel's whole fam
ily will move to Edgefield this winter
and several young men from here have
jobs in town for next year.
L. R. Brunson, Jr., started his saw
mill last week on a big contract with
Mr. Shive. Hands are scarce or so in
dependent that he cannot get a suffi
cient humber to run his mill full time.
All of this lumber is to be shipped.
You cannot buy. lumber here for any
The supervisor seems to be distress
ed about the bridges being washed
away, when our roads were washed
away long before the bridges were,
and unless he can spare the time from
the Dixie Highway to make us some
roads we will have no use for the i
You stated in your paper some' time ?
ago that he had a ?repair gang on the
Antioch road and one on the road
from the John Hill place to Cleora.
You had better give your authority
for such statements. Last week one
.convict was at the John Hill place
with pick and shovel picking in the
ditch. That was the only gang that
has been headed this way, except
some holes that were filled some time
ago on the half mile of the roads that
we lacked of working last spring.
. As usual, all of the flour mills are
broken down just as everybody got
their wheat ready to grind. One man
said he has worn out his bags hauling
his wheat to mill and back and has no
'flour yet. The water mills have been
damaged by the water and the steam
mills are broken down.
Our school district will be organiz
ed this week for the cotton associa
Cleora, S. C.
Reel Brothers Welcome.
The new firm, Reel Brothers, com
posed of Warren and Albert Reel,
sons of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Reel, an
nounce that they will open at J. D.
Kemp's stand with a large stock of
heavy and fancy groceries about the
5th of September. The meat market
will not be closed however, as they
will continue it from the day Mr.
Kemp moves to his new stand.
Reel Brothers have made large pur
chases of heavy and fancy groceries
and will open with a brand new stock.
Both of these young men are splendid
fellows, young men of sterling quali
ties, and deserve to succeed, and we
confidently believe they will build up
a large business at this popular stand.
The Advertiser welcomes them to
Edgefield and wishes them well.
Sunday School Picnic.
On account of the death of Mr. F.
A. Walker, a highly esteemed citizen
of the Mt. Zion community, the Sun
day school picnic of Mt. Zion church
was postponed until September 6, the
first Saturday. The same program
will be carried out and ice cream and
cake will be served. The officers and
teachers will leave nothing undone
that will in any way add to the pleas
ure of the day. Remember the day,
Saturday, September 6.
Cores Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't Cure,
The worst cases, no matter of how long standing,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
Pain and Heals at the same time. 25-.*, 50c.
Hotel of Thirty Rooms.
The directors of the Dixie Highway
hotel held a meeting Saturday morn
ing to confer with Mr. G. E. Lafaye,
the architect, who came over from Co
lumbia. Mr. Lafaye brought with him
a sketch of a three-story building,
with three store rooms and lobby on
the first floor, which met with the ap
proval of the members of the board.
The lobby will be in the corner and the
stores between the lobby and Stewart
and Kerriaghan's store. Mr. Lafaye
has roughly estimated that the build
ing when completed will cost around
$70,000. Several applications have
already been made for the stores. Mr.
Lafaye will draw plans and specifica
tions and receive bids for the con
struction, which will require about
three or four weeks.,
A committee wn.s appointed to col
lect twenty per cent of the stock that
has been subscribed in order that a
charter can be obtained at once. No
contracts can be made until the char
ter has ,been granted by the secretary
of state. The members of the board
were instructed to solicit additional
stock as it will be necessary to have at
least $50,000 subscribed before any
thing definite can be undertaken.
With three stores, or two stores and
a bank rented on the first floor as a
source of income to the stockholders
in addition to the rental of the hotel, a
dividend should be declared each year
on the stock, making the enterprise
desirable from the standpoint of an
investment as well as providing suita
ble hotel facilities for Edgefield.
The United States is some $28,
000,000,000 in debt on account of the
war. We are that much behind.
Every individual knows that when
he gets behind financially by means
of borrowing, losses or unsuccessful
plans, the only way to catch up is by
increased self-denial and harder work.
It is necessary to make more and
do with less. .
In this respect nations are subject
to the same laws as individuals.
Another thing. It is known of all
men that there has been unconsciona
ble profiteering, as the result of which
thousands of men have made millions
to which they are not justly entitled.
The gains of many of the profiteers
are very little different from the pro
ceeds of sneak thieving, not to say
The profits of the profiteers consti
tute the same kind of a burden as
does the bonded indebtedness.
The great difference is that the
bonded indebtedness is a just obliga
tion and that of the profiteers is not.
When a man steals it is proper to
deprive him of his loot and give it
back to its lawful owner.
It ought to be possible to locate
most of these big profiteers, and if
they can be located they can be made
Surely there should be enough
brains and ability in congress to go af
ter the individuals who have taken ad
vantage of the country's necessity to
grab millions and millions, and make
these men disgorge.
If the country is going to let the
swindling profiteers of' the past few
years get away and become the
leading citizens of the present and fu
ture, what's the use of trying to put
a stop to further profiteering of the
same kind?-Yorkville Enquirer.
Visit Phonograph Factories.
Mr. John A. Holland, accompanied
by Mr. H. G. Smith, has gone to visit
some of the largest phonograph fac
tories in the country, and to get first
hand information for the benefit of
purchasers of phonographs, grapho
nolas and all classes of talking ma
chines. He has had his store over
hauled and equipped it with booths,
and will install all up to date appli
ances for exhibiting phonographs and
for properly demonstrating thurn.
After fully investigating the field
he will advertise the lines he has se
lected. He will not confine himself
to one line as there are some people
who do not want to pay the price that
is necessary to obtain the finest arti
cle, and yet they want a phonograph.
Mr. Holland v/ill have different class
es and will represent each instrument
in the class to which it properly be
longs. We will visit Chicago, Cincin
nati, Richmond, Indiana, and factor
ies at other points.-Greenwood In
I Mass Meeting to Consider Ways and
Means of Replacing Bridges.
While not a very large number, yet
a very representative body of ctiizens
met in the court house Monday morn
j ing, pursuant to the call of Supervisor
; Broadwater, to''.devise some way of
j replacing bridges that have been
I washed away in the county. Mr. W.
jB. Cogburn was made chairman of
j the meeting and the matter of re- '
i placing the bridges was informally
: discussed, all present realizing the se-;
jriousness of the situation. The.j
! marketing season is only a few weeks '
?off and farmers in the sections that
I now have no bridges must be provid-vi
I ed, as early as possible, with some way: j
, of getting their produce to market. Iny
some places fords can be made to an- !
j swer for a time as a substitute for
bridges but in at least 10 instances ;
; bridges must be provided, the banks
of streams being of such a character?
'as to make fords impossible. Mr.
; Broadwater stated that about four ;
fords could be made and that at least !
10 bridges would be needed.
After a full discussion of the mat
ter a resolution was adopted direct
ing Supervisor R. N. Broadwater to
'call a meeting of his board as early
j as practicable to consider the cost of
I each bridge carefully and that an es
timate as to the least possible sum
j that will be needed to do the neces
j sary work be made. After this esti- j
mate has been made on the lowest
and most economical basis, the board
is to confer with the members of the ;
delegation to the general assembly to ,
the end that funds be provided to: j
meet the actual expense,- the amount, j
to be provided for by next year's levy,
i Two members of the delegation, ex
I Gov. Sheppard and Mr. Mims, were,
present and both expressed the un
qualified belief that the amount nec
; essary to relieve the present emergen
cy would be provided for in the 1920
. supply bill.
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Gasoline ?ngTh? Almost Indispensable
Beyond any doubt the gasoline en
gine on the farm is the fittest thing
I that has recently been placed within
! our reach, considering the variety of
j uses to which it can be put and the
efficiency and economy with which it
will do its work. It may be consider
ed the centerpiece around which the
whole power farming scheme is built.
It pumps the water for the house,
barns, garden and pastures. It cuts
and grinds feed for poultry, ' pigs,
, sheep, cattle and horses. It runs the
j washing machine, the churn, the milk
separator and the pump at the same
I time. It will run the saw, the emery
j wheel and the grindstone, and while
doing these things, run a dynamo and
charge a storage battery. The cur
rent from the battery is used to light
' the home and barns, to run the sew
! ing machine, to iron the clothes and
! run an electric fan.
j It will shell the corn, bale the hay,
run the corn mill, run the thresher
and milk the cows while they eat the
I feed which it has prepared for them.
: It will also shear the sheep and clip
! the horses.
It is probably best to have two en
Igines, one large enough for barn
I work and one very, small one for the
i washing machine, the small cream sep
I arator, the small churn and so on.
j With the small engine, the cost of oil
as well as of repairs is almost noth
I ing.-Progressive Farmer.
B. M. I. Flourishing.
Bailey Military Institute has 325
?young men signed .or entrance into
its dormitories for next session. Over
three hundred young men made appli
cation above those who have been ac
cepted and their application had to
Col. Bailey in talking about the sit
uation this morning said that he could
' easily bring one thousand young men
as students here if he only had the
, room. The need is for more dormi
tory room and if the institution had
I say a $100,000 barracks it would easi
ly be the largest military preparatory
school in the south.-Greenwood In
Card of Thi nks. '
Please express through the columns
of your paper to friends and neighbors
our heartfelt thanks for the many
kindnesses shown us during the illness
and death of husband and father. Also
for the many beautiful flowers.
\ Mrs. F. A. Walker and Family.
Meeting in the Interest of Equal Suf
Friday afternoon a meeting was
held in the court house in the interest
of equal suffrage, the meeting hav
ing been arranged by Mrs. W. E. Dun
e-an and Mrs. J. B. Salley, of Aiken,
tiy request, ex-Gov. J. C. Sheppard,
acted as chairman of the meeting and
introduced Miss Trax, of Baltimore,
Kvho has been engaged as State organ
izer for South Carolina. She is a
.Very brilliant young woman and has
i\ very pleasing manner as a speaker.
Kiss Trax was followed by Mrs. Jul
lul B. Salley and Mrs. Walter E. Dun
can, of Aiken. Ex-Senator W. P.
Pollock was invited to address the
Meeting by these ladies, but failed
i At the conclusion of the public ex
ercise the ladies held an executive
Cession and organized by the election
>>f the following officers: Mrs. N. G.
??vans, county chairman; Mrs. W. L.
i?junovant, vice-chairman; Mrs. J. W.
Peak, treasurer; Mrs. J. L. Mims, sec
retary ; Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman, chair
man of finance committee; Mrs. W.
B. Cogburn, chairman of literature
committee and Miss Sarah Collett,
chairman of publicity committee. Miss
Trax was greatly pleased with her re- j
ception here, having stated that this
ftasthe best meeting she has attended
lh. some time.
'Death of Mr. J. L. Rearden
b After an illness extending over
70 days only Mr. John L. Rearden
ed suddenly on the train between
"jefield and Trenton early Monday
inproving. Mr. Rearden suffered in
tensely from acute pain in his stom
ach, having been taken ill at his
nome /last Saturday. His physician
advised an op?ration and he. accom
panied\by his son, J. L. Rearden, Jr.,
hoarded; the 8:40 train at Edgefield
for Apgusta to go to the hospital,
^iore reaching Trenton he was seiz
^^'h'orT?' of 'the acute -attacks-?ild'l
died on the train. His body was car
ried to his home in the Elmwood sec
tion and the interment took place at
McKendree church Tuesday after
noon, Rev. M. M. Brabham, the pas
tor, officiating at the funeral. Mr.
Rearden had been a member of Mc
Kendree church for a number of
Mr. Rearden was a good farmer
and managed his business affairs
well, making a success of whatever
He is survived by his wife, who be
fore her marriage was Miss Mattie
Boone, and one daughter, Mrs. A.
W. Ouzts, and seven sons, J. H., J.
N., J. Z., W. M., J. L., F L and Lu
An Appeal From the Civic League.
The Civic League of Edgefield has
recently begun the cleaning of the
cemetery. On account of the unset
tled labor conditions following the
war, it had been almost impossible to
employ a regular gardener for al
most a year and the weeds and grass
had gotten the upper hand. It has
proved a most expensive job, and we
are appealing to those interested in
our "city of the dead" to send us a
hand( or two hands on Monday and'
Tuesday of next week, Sept. 1 and 2.
We are hoping, with a goodly num
ber of hands, to finish the work in the
two days. Kindly send tools also.
There will be someone to direct the
work and a committee from the league
will be on hand to give suggestions.
Let us have the co-operation of
every family in our town and county
that has a loved one buried there, in
this worthy task.
Remember the date-Sept. 1 and 2.
Mrs. Benj. Lovick Mims,
Sec. Edgefield Civic League.
CARD OF THANKS
We take this means of thanking
our friends for their sympathy and
thoughtful kindness to us in the hour
of our bereavement caused" by the
sudden death of our father, John L.
Rearden. We shall never forget the
kindness of our friends at the time
when we needed sympathy and at
tention. We hope that we may bc
able to reciprocate some time.
J. L. REARDEN, JR.,
For the family.
!/ Baptist Sunday School Picnic.
Friday was a great day for the
children and young people who com
pose the Sunday school of the Baptist
church. Soon after nine o'clock those
who were pleasure bent assembled at
the court house steps, where they
boarded a score of automobiles and
trucks which took them to Rennie
Park, a beautiful park that is owned
and maintained by the Graniteville
Manufacturing company, near Gran
iteville. . This beauty spot, which has
been so greatly favored by nature is
said to be an ideal place for a day's
outing, such as the Sunday school pro
vided Friday. Besides the beautiful
trees, grass,t flowers, there is a lake
near by which gave an opportunity
for swimming, and a considerable
number, both young and old, took
several plunges during the day. It is
said that our friends, Gus Edmunds
and Will Strom, were about the young
est men, or rather boys, in the crowd.
For a timc'j;hey had the spirit of the
teens course their veins again. Upon
their return the children expressed
great delight over the day's pleasure
and are deeply grateful to Superin
tendent J. H. Cantelou and co-work
ers for their efforts in making the
day such a complete success.
Sorghum-When to Harvest.
If sorghum is harvested when too.
green, the juice will be weak in su
gar, and as a consequence the amount
of syrup secured from the crop will
be much less than it should be. Juice
from unripe sorghum must be much
more carefully and thoroughly cook"
ed or it will yield a syrup that will
have ' an unpleasant and "greenish"
flavor. If it is allowed to become
over-ripe, solids that are riot sugar de-1
velop in the juice and the consequent I
amount of syrup will be less. Some of
the juice dries up in the stalk or evap
orates and leaves the sugar in a more
or less solid condition so that it can
not be*extracted by crushing.
~;-*Many 'tests'~have proved 'that the
best time to harvest sorghum is about
the tin-e the seed is in the date dough
stage, just before it hardens. It is
much better to harvest when the crop
is in this condition, even if it cannot
be worked up for some days than to
permit it to become over-ripe.
It is generally conceded that sor
ghum should be worked up within a
few days after it is harvested, but in
practice this cannot always be done.
When delay in working is necessary it i
should be tied in bundles of from j
40 to 60 stalks each and set, on I
butt ends, under shelter or piled in
such a way that the air will have free
circulation through the pile. If hand
led in this way it may be kept from
six to eight weeks without much loss
in the af.iount or quality of the syrup
Light frost does not greatly injure
sorghum, but in case of severe frost
the crop should be cat and worked up
at once, even if it is not yet ripe.
Frosted canes are all right until suc
cedign warm weather causes fermen
tation of the juice in the stalk and
very quickly renders it unfit for syrup.
-M. W. Hensel, Sugar Plant Special
ist, Division of Agronomy.
Removing Things From th ; Eye.
Small substances like cinders, dust,
or small chips of stone or metal, can
often be removed from the eye by
very simple means. Sometimes the
flow of tears washes them out. At
other times, catching the upper lid
by the lashes and pulling it away
from the eyeball, and down over the
lower lid, then letting it go, so that,
as it recedes, its under surface is
swept by the edge of the lower lid,
will clear it out. If this does not prove
successful, a loop made of horse hair
or of a long human hair can be passed
under the lid and swept from the
outer side towards the nose and
Better than this however, is the
washing of the eye, or flushing with
the eye dropper. Have the patient
catch hold of the lower and upper lid,
drawing them away from the eye, and
then fill the dropper, which is like a
small syringe, with water, and flush
the eye two or three times. This will
usually remove the cinder at once.
Should lime get into the eye, it should
be treated in the same manner, first
with water and then vinegar, or
lemon juice and water-a teaspoonful
of vinegar or lemon juice to a tea
cupful of water-poured over the eye
ball.-Messenger and Intelligencer.
MEET AT HARMONY,
Johnston, Aug. 23.-On August 20
21, a most delightful and profitable
meeting of the Womans Missionary
Societies of Columbia district was
held with the Methodists, of Harmony
It was a feast for both soul and
body. Twenty-four 'delegates and
several conference and district officers
were present. Mrs. L. E. Brown, of
Chester, Mrs. D. N. Browne, Mrs. C.
D. Stanley, of Columbia and Mrs.
Greneker presided over the meetings
of the sessions. The pastor, the Rev.
D. W. Kellar opened the meeting with
I appropriate devotional exercises and
j several addresses of welcome were
made. They were responded to by
Mrs. C. D. Stanley. All the busi
ness of the district was ably present
ed and the different phases of the
work discussed. Four new auxiliar
ies were organized this year. .
The delegates present pledged for
their different societies the . total
amount of $1,475.05. The Upper
South Carolina conference is asked to
raise $800 for the retirement fund for
12 women missionaries who are unable
to work any longer.
Mrs. Brown entertained the meet
ing with a beautiful account of her
trip to the Columbus centenary stress
ing the point of service for Christ.
Mrs. Bourne in her usually heart-,
felt, impressive way spoke on various
One of her best was the little story
she told the juniors but through this
story driving it home to the hearts of
the parents that there must be proper
home and environments if the young
are to be raised for the Master's ser
During the convention a memorial
service was held in which the dele
gates present could express th? praise
for members who had served willingly.
in the past but who'had died shis year.
The following noble women were
mentioned, Mrs. R. L. Timmons, of
Edgefield, Mrs. A. R. Nicholson, of
Edgefield, Mrs. James Mims, of Edge
field, Mrs. A. Dk Cumpsty, of Colum
bia, and Mrs. L. D. Childs,* of Colum
Another service that we know was
an instrument for good and the ad
vancement of the cause was conduct
ed by the Rev. D. W. Kellar.
Four invitations were extended the
convention for next year but the mat
ter will be decided later. This love
session was closed with the sin?'
of that grand hymn "God Be W
You Until We Meet Again."
Work Begun on Parsonage.
A sufficient quantity of material
having arrived and placed upon the
ground, actual work on the Baptist
parsonage was commenced Monday
morning. Dr. Lee announced from
the pulpit Sunday that work would
begin Monday and that he desired to
hold a sun-rise prayer service at the
church Monday morning, inviting all
who could to attend at 7:30 o'clock.
Promptly at that hour persons began
to arrive, the attendance being about
sixty-five. Dr. Lee read an appro
priate selection of scripture and made
a brief, but very appropriate talk.
Several very earnest prayers were of
fered. The pastor was?? made very
happy by the large attendance.
Death of Mr. Walker. r''
Mr. F. A. Walker, who resided iii
the Mt. Zion section for a long time,
died at his home Wednesday, August
20, after a brief illness, and the in
terment took place at Mt. Zion church
Thursday afternoon at three o'clock.
He was a man of unqualified integri
ty and esteemed and loved by every
one who knew him. Mr. Walker was
a consistant and consecrated member
of Mt. Zion Baptist church. His life
was worthjl of emulation and must
assuredly bring forth fruit to the
honor and glory cf God.
He leaves his wife, tv/o sons, George
and Eddie Walker, and four daugh
ters, Mrs Baynum, Mrs. Cato, Mrs.
Padgett and Mrs. Mayson, and a num
ber of grandchildren and friends to
mourn his departure.
His Pastor, ?
P. B. Lanham.
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
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