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Trenton News Letter.
The Y. P. B. and the L. T. L.
? ^ere guests of the W. C. T. U. on
Tuesday afternoon at which time
these young people were invited to
furnish the program tor the occa
sion which they did with much
x -ability, giving pleasure and delight
to those who listened with raptur
ous attention. The meeting was
presided over by the president, Su
san Mathis and the program con
sisted of a song rendered by Rosa
May Miller and Dorothy Miller,
with all the children joining in the
chorus. Then the L. T. L. presi
dent, Eugene Math-is read a Psalm
and one of the leaders Mrs. P. B.
Day made an earnest prayer. Mar
garet Courtuey then gave an in
teresting paper on Temperance in
all things. . Charlie Day's paper on
Chewing gum rjabit was splendid
and the true picture he made will
surely have a deep impression on
the young girls especially, and cause
them to abandon this ugly habit.
Kathleen Mathis then read, "Touch
?not the sparkling bowl." Lewis
Moss spoke from notes on the evil
?of the cigarette, a subject he han
dled in a most able and interesting
manner. A beautiful piano sclo
was enjoyed from Mildred Pardue.
It was then that the children sang
with much enthusiasm, appropriate
temperance verses they put that
popular song, Shine Upon reques,
Mrs. P. B. Day played a very dif
ficult piano selection which was
heartily encored, and there was
genuine regret that the L. T. L.
leader, Mrs. L. C. Eidson's sweet
voice could not be beard in a song
she was to sing, but was unavoida
bly prevented. Delicious ice cream
was enjoyed at the conclusion of
Mrs. Janie Moss Field from
Albany, Ga., is the attraotive house
:guest of Miss Mattie Harrison.
Miss, Willie Mae Padgett was
"hostess Friday evening at a beauti
ful party for her guest Miss Light
sey from Fairfax. A guessing con
test proved a$) entertaining form of
amusement, the prize being award
ed Miss Lightsey. Music was also
-enjoyed and a delicious ice course
at a late hour.
Mrs. JJ HV Courtney is at home
after a delightful fortnights stay in
Atlanta, guests of Mrs. W. M. Lep
pard and Mrs. John Courtney.
Friends of that beloved lady Mrs.
Mike Herlong, will be delighted to
know she is convalescing. Mrs.
Herlong bas been a very great and
.patient sufferer for the past eleven
On Friday evening of this week,
August 27th there will be a concert
at the school auditorium, the pro
ceeds to go towards repairs ou the
church of Our Savior. The pro
gram is ver/ entertaining and we
bespeak for the Episcopal ladies a
liberal patronage 35 and 25cts.
Mrs. Kubye Shealy is comforta
bly installed in au attractive bun
galow shebas just recently built.
The social meeting of the Y. P.
B. was entertained by Susan Mathis
on Tuesday afternoon. Rook was
^enjoyed and after refreshments
were served the party chaperoned
by Mrs. Wallace Wise and Mrs.
Anna Eidson repaired to Salter's
pond where swimming was the
culmination of the afternoon
Miss Debbie Marsh and Miss Lil
lian Marsh were hostesses Saturday
evening at a delightful supper party
for visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J, R. Moss and
family spent Sunday at Tybee.
Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Jr., enter
tained at a spend-the-day party for
Mrs. H. H. Harmon, on Tuesday.
Among the invited guests were
Heber Balentine, Mrs.Archie Lewis
from Johnston, Mrs. St. Claire
Asbil from Ridge Spring, Miss Sue
Timmerraan and Mrs. Price Tim
merman from Eureka and Mrs. J.
D. Mathis Sr.
Mrs. W. D. Holland has returned
to her home in Columbia after a de
lightful stay in the hospitable home
of Mrs. Walter Wise.
Mrs. John Walker and her chil
dren from Savannah are guests of
Mrs. Susie Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Marsh are
enjoying a visit to Mr. and Mrs.
Willis of Gaffney. I
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Wise en
tertained at tea for Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Warren Jr., on Tuesday
evening. Mr. and Mrs. Warren were
delightful chaperones at a recent
camping party on Turkey Creek
at which Miss Julia Wiso was an
Mr. Wright Moore is at home
after an enjoyable visit to friends
at St. Mathews.
Messrs. B. R. Tillman, Frank
Bettie, Albert Miller, J. D. Mathis,
Walter Wise, Pick Salter, Bettis
Bouknight attended the meeting of
the cotton association in Columbia
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
because of its tonic and laxative effect. LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordin?r*
Ouinine and does not cause nervousness nor
rinding in bead. Remember the full name and
look for the signature of E. W. GROVE, 25c.
Of Fir9t Division of Edgefield Asso
ciation, August 28-29, Baptist
Church at Edgefieid. .
Program for Satnrday, the 28th.
Devotional Exercises at 10:30.
Conducted by Bro. J. M. Be?l.
Enrollment of delegates and re
ports from churches.
Imperative Elements of Progress
in Kingdom work-Rev. J. A.
Hunnicut anJ R. T. Strom.
Discussion from 11:00 till 11:45.
Measures Necessary to Develop
New Converts-Rev. C. G. Wells,
P. B. Lin liam and J. TTGriffis.
Discussion 11:45 till 12:30.
12:30 Adjournment for Dinner.
2:00-Progress in Kingdom work
as manifested by 75 Million' Cam
paign-O. Sheppard, A. S.^Tomp
kins and J\M. Witt.
2:45-Value of Sunday School to
a Church-Douglas Timmerman.
Any others who wish to speak may
.Program for Sunday the 29th.
10:15-Sunday School, J. H.
10:30-Meeting of Baraca Class.
11:30-Sermon by Rev. W. P.
Brooke or Rev. J. A. Hunnicut.
12:30-Adjournment one hour
2:00-Work of Laymen for
Kingdom of God.
a-Its necessity, b. Its worth
c. Its accomplishment, d. Its Scope.
Discussion by W. E. Lott and
W. B. Cogburn.
All who will speak are asked to
get ready and speak on these sub
jects whether you are specially ap
pointed or not. y
. We earnestly hope that all the
churches fn the^First Division will
send representatives and that much
good will be done by this meeting.
T,hird Division, Edgefieid Associa
tion, Rehoboth Baptist Church,
August 28-29. General Subject,
The Country Church.
11.00 a. m., Devotional Services,
O. ,0. Timmermaa.
11.15. Teaching the Church to
sing. Prof. W. C. Wilkie.
11.45, Financing the Churoh, J.
2.00 p. m., Building the Coun
try Sunday School, J. G. McKie.
2.30, The Cnurch and the Puplic
School, T. G. Talbert.
3.00, The Church and its Young
People, E. L. Kugley.
3.30, The Church and Communi
ty Health, J. B. Adams, W. G.
Adjourn at will.
11:00 a. m., Sunday School.
. 11:45, Sermon.
Invention a Success.
. We trust that Capt. P. M. Fel
tham will be made a multimillion
aire by his recent invention. He
has patented a signal for railroad
crossing which he installed ata
prominent crossing near Atlanta
last week by way of* experiment
and it made good from the first
signal. It is a very simple devise
and meets every expectation. Al
ready it has been adopted by the
State Highway Engineer of Geor
gia. Here's hoping that Capt.
Feltham be placed in the Rockfeller
class by his practical' and much
needed devise that will prove to be
a wonderful life saver or preserver.
Great Amusement Ahead.
1920 Greater Minstrels will be
shown here at ?he Opera
House Wednesday and Thursday
nighUj September 15 and 16 for the
benefit of The Episcopal Church
Rehearsals started Monday night
under the direction of Mr. Jas. J.
Mathews, of Augusta, for what
promises to be the laigest show of
the kind ever put on with local
talent. All of Edgefield's most
talented singers and dancers will
appear in this show-the personnel
of which will be anuounced later.
Mr. James Tompkins will feature
this show on one of the ends, Mr.
Diomede Hollingsworth will lead a
quartette ot dancers. Such golden
voiced singers as Messrs. Williams,
Tompkins, Lyon, Stephenson, Scur
ry and Prescott will render the
baiads on this occasion which bids
fair to pWk the house on the above
No reserved seats. So the slogan
is "Get your tickets now and come
early." Adults $1.00. Children un
der 12 years 50c.
Visit of Former Citizen.
Col. 0. F. Cheatham of Albany,
Ga. is ''ere for a visit to relatives
and friends. Col. Cheatham was for
many years a resident and promi
nent citizen and business man of
Edgefield and many friends welcome
him home again. Mr. and Mrs. Cheat
ham reared their family here where
their daughters were among the
most popular in our county. Had
they not not been so widely sought
for, perhaps Mr. Cheatham would
stilll be a resident of Edgefield, but
their marriage in Albany influenced
his removal to that place. Mr. Cheat
ham says he is over seventy but he
looks no more than fifty.
Cover Crop Campaign.
Clemson College realizes the
value attached to growing .cover
crops for soil building. Therefore;
a campaign is being launched over
the State to urge the farmers to
get back to clovers and rye.
County Agent Carwile has planned
a series of meetings to be held over
the County in the interest of these
important crops. This week he will
be assisted by County Agent
Shealy, of Lexington County, and
will be assisted next week' by
County Agent Mills, of Newberry.
Mr. Carwile urges all farmers to
come to their respective school
houses on being notified by him
of the meeting.
Forage Crops for Hogs
Clemson College, August 23.
Information Card No. 12, entitled
Forage Crops for Hogs in South
Carolina, has-rbeen issued by'the
Extension Service as a guide to
farmers in the planting and use of
alfalfa, rape, oats, rye, vetch,
clover, peas, beans, peanuts, and
sorghum, as grazing crops "for
swine. The card gives data on such
subjects as when to sow, how to
sow, seed needed per acre, stage to
graze, period of grazing, carrying
capacity, etc. ^
Six of the crops listed may be
spwn in the fall, as given below,
and famers are urged by C. L.
Morgan, Extension Animal Hus
bandman, to prepare to put in suf
ficient of these crops to care well
for their hogs.
Alfalfa. Sow September to early
October, thirty pounds per acre,
broadcast or in drill. Graze when
eight to ten inches high.
Rape. Sow September- Novem
ber,four to six pounds per acre,
broadcast or in drill. May.be sown
with oats or rye. Graze when eight
to . ten inches high, seventy to one
hundred and twenty days after
ber, fifteen to twenty pounds per
acre' broadcast or in drill. May be
sown with rape or vetch. Graze
when four to six inches high,
seventy to one hundred and twenty
Abruzzi Rye. Sow September
November, one to two bushels,
broadcast or in drill. May be sown
with rape or vetch. Graze when
four to six inches high, eighty to
one hundred and twenty days after
_-Vetch. Sow September- Novem
ber, fifteen to twenty pounds per
acre, broadcast or in drill. May be
sown with oats br rye. Graze when
six to ten inches high, ninety to
one hundred and twenty days after
Crimson Clover. Sow September
November, fifteen to twenty pounds
per acre, broadcast or in drill.
Graze when six to ten inches high,
one hundred days or longer after
Card No. 12 should ask ^he county
agent for a copy.
62 Broad Street
Charleston, S. C. .
A Boarding and Day School for
Begins its session September 28,
Historic Institution situated in a
healthy location. Advantages of City
life, with large coll?ge yard for out
A Well planned course of studies
in a homelike atmosphere.
A business course open to seniors, .
and elective courses to juniors and
Two domestic courses, giving prac
tical and theoretic knowledge of
A well equipped library.
For catalog and further informa
tion apply to the College. t
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rh e worst cases, uo matter cf how lons: standino
.-.re cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr
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ADDRESS OF SENATOR SMITH
The Democratic Voters of the State of South Carolina
.In view of the fact that I
missed a number of campaign
meetings, being absent from the
State in attendance upon the
Democratic National Convention^
at San Francisco where I was a
member of the Committee on
Platform and Resolutions and
consequently did not have an op
portunity to meer, my fellow-citi
zens of South Carolina face to
faceNand give them an account of
my stewardship in Washington I
have de termed to issue this ad
dress to the people.
I have been a farmer all my
life and in common with tha far
mers I have had a struggle to.
make ends meet and I have no
' large fund at my service that
permits me to send others from
place to place advocating my re
election to the senate. If re
elected it must be upon my re
In consideration of the services
rendered by me to the agricul
tural interests of my State and
the South. I w%s elected to the
senate twelve years-^ago. On
every occasion I have stressed
with all the force in my legisla
tion for the benefit of the agri
Briefly referring to some of '
the' measures which I have advo
cated and had passed in the in
terest of the agricultural classes
AGRICULTURE: (1) Smith Cot
ton Futures Act, preventing the
depression of prices by the tender
of valueless cotton on contracts.
(2) Standardization of Cotton
Grades. I co-operated in'secur
ing this very essential legislation.
(3) Government comparison of
various grades of cotton, showing
much greater discrepancy in price
than there is difference in actual
(4) Resolutions calling on dip
lomatic and consular representa
tives of the United States abroad
to furnish information as to the
needs and demands for American
cotton in their respective coun
tries and the best methods of sup
(5) Government cotton reports.
(6) Census Department to fur
nish number of bales of spinnable
cotton and number of bales of
unspinnable cotton on hand. This
prevented the counting of unspin
nable cotton in the carry-over re
F (7) I led the fight v/hich pre
vented cotton price fixing during
the war with the result that it
(8) NITRATE OF SODA: Under
the Smith bill, originated, mtro
duced and sponsored by me, the
government has constructed a
huge nitrate plant at Mussel
Shoals, Alabama, for the manu
facture of nitrate from the air.
This plant is practically complete
and this fall will turn out one
hundred and sixty thousand tons
(160,000) of 45 per cent pure ni
trates, which being reduced to
the percentage of nitrate of soda
will amount to 480,000 tons, This
output will be sold to the farmera
at cost at a saving of millions of
dollars to them.
I am also the originator and
author of the law by which ni
trate of soda was purchased and
sold to the farmers at cost dur
ing the war. The Congressional
Record will amply substantiate
this statement in every respect.
This law brought prices down
from $110 and $120 per ton to
$75.00 per ton. thereby saving the
farmers millions of dollars, If
it had not been for this piece of
legislation there is no telling
where the price would have
(9) Immediately upon the sign
ing of the armistice I secured the
lifting of the embargo on potash .
from Germany, enabling the far
mers to secure this year a partial
supply at a more reasonable cost.
riO) I am author of the
amendment to section 13 of the
New Banking and Currency Act.
whereby the farmers secured six
months' time on' agricultural
paper a? against ninety days on
commercial paper. This puta the
farmer on an equal footing/with
other businesses and enables him .
to secure the proper credit for
the holding and marketing of his
Sil) I co-operated in the pas
sage of the Farm Loan Act, an
Act which placed farm lands for
the first time in the history of
this country where it was pos
sible for farmers to use their
land as an asset on easy terms'
to make them pay for themselves
while supporting his family and
helping to support his State.
By virtue of my services in the
senate I was ranking member of
the Interstate Commerce Com
mittee and on the death of Sena
to Newlands I became Chairman.
It was under my leadership at
\ the request of the President that
the railroads, telegraph, tele
phone and cable line* were turned
over to the government during
the war. ?
While serving as Chairman of
this Committee I discovered that
the lack of growth of the com
merce Of the Southern ports in
comparison with thr Eastern and
Northern ports was not due to
natural causes but to the dis
criminations of the railroads in
their rates to the various ports
and the discrimination of the
government in the matter of ap
propriations for dry docks and
harbor improvements since the
Civil War. The country does not
realize that the government in
the last 50 years has expended
for naval stations and harbor
improvements north of Hatteras,
a distance of roughly 750 miles,
nearly $700,000,000. while soi?th
,'of Hatteras, a distance of over
2,000 miles, only $70,000,000.
The North Atlantic has 18 dry
docks; the South Atlantic and
Gulf has one. a small one, at
Charleston. During the paat
session of Congress two billa were
introduced by Republican Sena
tors which would discontinue the
appropriation for the deepening
of the channel at Charleston, and
the construction of a tremendous
dry dock at that place. It was.
by my efforts in the Senate that
thpse bill's were not pressed and
the work in Charleston is now
While I was Chairman of the
Interstate Commerce Committee
and the railroads were under the
control of the government, I in
stituted and led the fight with
other Southeru Senators for an
equalization of import, export and
domestic rates with other sec
tions of the country. I was suc
cessful in this fight.
Since the roads hsve been re
turned to private ownership they
have sought to re-establish the
old discriminatory rates against
Southern ports. I intend to keep
on with the fight to prevent this
and at the Democratic National
Convention I wrote and had in
corporated in the platform that
plank which pledges the party to
stand for equality of rates, both
import and export, for the ports
of the oountry, to the end that
there might be adequate and fair
facilities and rates for the mob
ilization of the products of the
country offered for shipment.
The equalization of freight rates,
import, export and domestic, and
equal harbor facilities mean more
than anything else in the rejuve
nation and expansion of the
direct foreign trade of Southern
manufacturers and Southern pro
pucts through Southern ports. I
have taken a leading part in se
curing the allocation of ship$ by
the Shipping Board to Southern
ports and 'have had considerable
With the increase in our for
eign trade, the South will be able
to take advantage of v the oppor
tunities offered, with its conse
quent prosperity. It is not gen
erally known that' most, of the
larger cities of the Middle West
are closer to the port of Charles
ton and other Southern ports
than to the port of New York.
In this connection, while dis
cussing transportation. I might
say that while ranking member
of the Postoffice and Post Roads
Committee, I collaborated and
fought through with Senator
Bankhend and others the Good
Roads Act which appropriated
$200,000,000 for the government
to co-operate v illi the States in
the construction of good roads.
The conatruction of good roads is
one of the greatest needs which
confront the people of this State
as W?ll as the country at large,
and I pledge myself for the fu
ture as in the past, to fight for
any proper measure which will
lead to the construction of better
One of the very many evils
that resulted from the Civil War
was our financial condition under
the Banking and Currency Act
of 1863. This system was in ef
fect up to the time of the
present Democratic Administra
tion. Panics were frequent and
the victims of these panics were
the wfeak and unbefriended. In
1913 was passed the Federal Re
serve Act, the greatest construc
tive piece of legislation enacted
since the Civil War.. This Act,
together with the Farm Loan ct,
was passed by virtue of a -ect
personal appeal of President Wil
son to representatives and sena
tors who were friendly to him.
With this measure, as well as
every other measure, I voted with
the President and did all in my
power to secure the passage of
these Acts. As the result of
these measures which enabled the
South to capitalize its resources,
the bank deposits in the South
have increased 900 per cent as
against the,Eastern and Western
sections' increase of about 300
per cent. These measures spell
ed the financial emancipation of
While the Federal- Reserve
Bank measure was pending, I
realized that for the Act to have
a direct benefit for the Agricul
tural classes, agricultural paper
must be recognized the same as
commercial paper and that six
months' time should be given
that paper as against the 90 days
given commercial paper. It takes
six months for the farmer to
produce an asset to meet his
liabilities and any shorter time
than this period given his paper
was a mockery of him. I intro
duced and secured the incorpora
tion in the law my amendment to
Section 13, whereby agricultural
paper is made the basis for the
issuance of Federal Reserve notes
and is given six months' discount
While Chairman of the Immi
gration Committee of the Senate
I introduced the bill and led the
fight which resulted in the pas
sage of the Smith-Barnett Immi
gration Law. This is the law in
effect now. It was, by far, more
restrictive than even its best
friends thought possible to ac
complish. I believed then and
believe now that, the influx of
undesirable immigrants to Amer
ica was a source of danger to
American labor by the competi
tion of ignorant foreigners, used
to a low standard of living. ! Fur
thermore, I believe that the class
now coming in is doing much to
undermine the principles and in
stitutions of our government I
am always anxious and eager to
push and support any bill which
only lets the desirable immigrant
come in and leaves America for
By virtue of my service in the
senate I am now at the top of
seve?rl very important commit
tees, among them the Committee
on Interstate Commerce and the
Committee on Agriculture, and
with the coming victory of the
Democratic party, if I am re
elected, I will be Chairman of
the Committee on Agriculture,
the committee which controls all
appropriations and measures per
taining to the agricultural inter
ests of the nation.
? study of my record and ac
complishments will disclose ,that
I have been responsible for much
economic legislation /and that if
all tends to giving every section
a fair show and prevents the dis
crimination of one of the sec
tions against the rest of the
country by cruel and arbitrary
laws. It is by virtue of some of ?
these laws which I have had
passed, that the South has been
enabled to partake so large a
measure of the prosparity engen
dered by the war.
I have served the people and
my party with a zeal and fidelity
since my election to the senate. ?
By reason of the wisdom of the
South m keeping its men in the
senate, I have committee appoint
ments and the high rank therein
wlp'ch could not be secured.other
than by a long term of service.
These places would be lost to
South Carolina by a change at
this time. The time is approach
ing when the fight is to be waged
by the Republicans and other
reactionaries to return to the
pre-war and pre-democratic ad
ministration of the financial sys
tem and the conduct of the gov
ernment for thc special interests.
I have experience in the senate,
I have friends, I have influence
and I am in a position in this
crucial period to render mbre
effective service ta the people
than I have ever rendered. Ex
perience and training are great
assets in politics as well as in
business, and every man, farmer,
banker, merchant, lawyer and
laboring man ?spaying his money
for service in the senate, and I
am in a better position to render
satisfactory service to my con
stituents than any of my oppo
nents, however able they may
In conclusion, I wish to call to
the attention of the voters of this
State that out of our present del- .
egation to Congress, two sena
tors and seven Representatives,
I alone am a FARMER, the oth
ers being professional men, and
of those gentlemen now opposing
me, I alone am a BONA FIDE
FARMER, they also being pro
fessional men. Surely the agri
cultural interests of this State
are entitled to one representative
out of nine. ;
E. D. SMITH,
Chairman Conservation National Resources.
Ranking Democratic Member of Agriculture and Forestry.
Ranking Democratic Member Interstate Commerce.
Ranking Democratic Member Patents.
Ranking Democratic Member Manufactures.
A Member of Geological Survey.
A Member ofRailroads.