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"Miss - Florence Mims Writes
From Wisconsin's Capitol
Madison, the capital city of Wis
consin is a city, not built on seven
ihills, but on four lakes which are
about as good as hills for beautiful
Someone said that in the summer
time Madison is a perfect fairyland.
It is certainly a frost land in the win
ter for the lakes are frozen and the
whirring of many skaters over the
ice covered lakes, wrapped in their
many woolen and fur coats, gives
more the impression of what Iceland
"itself might be like.
One peculiar thing about the
Northern country is that it changes
directly from winter to summer and
oack again. In Duluth they say as a
sort of joke that there are only two
seasons, winter and very late fall.
This morning in Aurora, the tem- I
perature was twenty-three or -four
?below zero. Figures under sijch cir-j
cumstances mean nothing to me. If
my hands are very cold it might be
a thousand below zero or one below.
Nothing matters beyond a certain
point except the fact that one is cold.
I think in terms of Madison for a J
while, where I spent part of the holi
days, and then my thoughts dance
back to the immediate present and
The University of Wisconsin at
Madison is one of the largest in the
country, and as I remarked to one of j
its graduates this morning, a profes
sor here, it. seems more like a con
servatory one might find in Paris or j
London than in any small city in
America. The campus of the Univer
sity covers nine hundred and twenty
six acres bordering on Lake Mendota.
There are about twenty-six buildings
in all. i
? Several years ago the student body .
cumbered five thousand, seven hun
dred and forty-eight. In nineteen and
twenty-one the number has doubtless
The two places of particular in
terest in Madison are the University j
and the ?Capitol. Every time I vsit a .
new -capitol building, I wonder if any- .
one I have not seen could be more '
The. most interesting thing to me, y
because of its newness was the sys- .
tem of voting in. the Legislature and
Senate of Wisconsin, the only state '
of the United States using this sys- '
?Above ?he main floor,, just at the
pBS^^^|&ret|p? huit?n \
board 'arrangTd witn* electric lights ]
in colors? " At each desk there are j
three buttons. Upon pressing one of ,
these buttons the legislator declares ?
Iiis presence, foi' a light is flashed on
'the board beside his name or number. -
'This saves a chorus of replies when j
'the roll is called. If any are absent, i
there is the corresponding lack of a ^
light on the bulletin board. To vote ,
aye or nay, there are buttons at each j,
desk which flash on lights of certain ,
colors, by which it is easily ascer
tained who is voting and what he is
voting for. This impressed me as be
ing very accurate and efficient mi
nus the attendant complications of
usual voting. W#ith one glance, the
speaker can see the number of ayes
or r.?ys by the number of red or blue
My rdom at the hotel overlooked
the capitol so that I could feast my
eyes on its massive dome and splen
did proportions at any time during
In sad but loving remembrance
of my dear brother, Bennett Otis
Berry, who departed this life one
year ago today.
-"One year with all its changes,
.Since death, so strangely made us
But my dear, all these changes
iCan not take you from my heart.
/ . I
? No one but the Saviour knows
How hard it was to part;
But the memory of my love
. Still is fresh within my heart.
.A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our hearts
That never can be filled.
Forget him! No, I never will; '
: I loved him then, I love him still.
IRVY LEE BERRY.
January 23, 1921.
FOR SALE: 100 bushels Ezy Muny
Cotton Seed, more or less 40 per
cent, guaranteed. The boll weevil
dodger. Price $2.50? per bushel. The
best I have ever planted. Terms,
J. W. CARTLEDGE,
Cleora, S. C.
One mile west of Berea church
Guests at the Dixie Highway
Hotel For the Past Week.
Wednesday, January 12, 1921.
J. H .Hudson, Atlanta; H. M. Mc
Cain, Greenwood; J. M. Gregory,
Laurens; M. A; ?Goode, Greenwood;
L. M. Weisiger, Laurens; S. L. Jack
son, L. P. Jones, Columbia; C. B.
Eggleston, Richmond; A. B. Car
wile, City; J. L. Kennerly, Winns
boro; J. S. Scurry, B. B. Jones, A.
M. Timmermiin, G. W. Adams, E. C.
Asbell, L. S. Kemaghan, City; C. M.
Ellis and family, Savannah; A. A.
Thursday, January 13, 1921.
W. L. Hirshberg, Atlant?; W. B.
Cogburn, Paul Cogburn, City; F. E.
Schrim, Augusta; T. G. Horne, Au
gusta; L: W. Zaller, Augusta; D. F.
Kolur, Augusta; Geo. F. Wing, E.
L. Oliver, J. H. Caughman, Colum
bia; R. B. Allen, A. D. DePass", Co
Friday, January 14, 1921.
J. E. Rearden,' Augusta, J. S.
Byrd, Geo. F. Mims, R. H. Norris,
City; S. L. Knopf, New York; J. Da
vis, Norfolk; H. C. Porter, Jr., Co
lumbia, E. C. Asbell, J. L. Holston,
Saturday, January 15, 1921
L. C. Warren, W. H. Cantelou,
City; Russel P. Dolan, Boston; Nor
man H. Rice, Camden; M. B. Tuck
er, T. A. Tightower^.City; J. L. Hol
ston, Edgar G. Strother, E. C. As
bell, R. H. Norris, City.
Sunday, January 16, 1921.
A dinner party was enjoyed by
Misses Miriam Norris, Genevieve
Norris, Annie Wilson, Bettie Metz
ler, and Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Tucker.
Miss Snow Jeffries, City and Mr. J.
P. Bland, Johnston; Messrs S. B.
Mays, Jr., W. H. Mays and Miss
Elizabeth Smith constituted a party
for supper. J. A. Powell, Augusta;
J. W. Tompkins, Columbia.
Monday, January 17, 1921.
H. H. Anderson, Birmingham; R.
M. Smith, Augusta; J. G. Steadman
and wife, Leesville; F. F.^ozenby,
L, W. Graves, ?ugusta; C. A. Tosh,
Atlanta; Jas. E. Hart, City; F. E.
Schroder, Augusta; Mr. and Mrs. J.
H. Courtney, Trenton; G .H. Ed
wards, High Point, N. C.; J. W.
Rims and J. W. Tompkins, Columbia;
Misses Elizabeth and June Rainsford
and Prof. C. F. Brooks, City; E. E.
Tuesday, January, 18, 1921.
; D. S. Henderson, C. J. Hill, Aiken;
?)~*G. sfe Augusta-""Boyd Fisher,'
Boston and T. A. Hightower, City ; '
E. R. Heyward and Geo. E. LaFaye,
Columbia and F. E. Schroder, Au
gusta; H. W. Jernigan, E. E. Pounds,
Augusta; Fred A. Jones, Greenville;
W. A. Mooney, Greenville; Dr. W. C.
Miles., Griffin, Ga., Carl J. Mock,
Pathe Film Co.; W. P. Vick, Atlan
ta; R. Leo Portlock, Jr., Felix B.
Greene, Columbia; T. A. DeArmon,
Charlotte; A. J. Davis, Greenwood;
Geo. Colvin, Taunton, Mass.
Reduce the Cotton Acreage.
Some one has forwarded to The
Chronicle an interview with W. W.
Long, director of the extension ser
vice of Clemson College, in which
that gentleman has a heart-to-heart
talk with the farmers on the matter
of reduction of the cotton acreage.
Mr. Long's observations are quite
apt, and we are giving them in part:
"I confess that I am more or less
skeptical of the willingness of the
farmer to meet a situation by reduc
ing his acreage in cotton. r
"I appreciate that he is entirely
honest when he expresses the willing
ness at this season of the year to
reduce his acreage; but I very much
fear that when planting time Arrives,
and the cotton market becomes
stronger, and the tendency is for
higher prices, that he will forget his
good intentions, expressed a few
months before, and satisfy himself
with the thought that the other fel
low is going to make the reduction,
I want to emphasize this fact, that
unless the cotton acreage of the
South is greatly reduced, those far
mers who are now holding cotton will
be forced not only to sell what is on
hand, but this next year's crop, at a
price thatiwill not only be disappoint
ing, but that this period of demorali
zation will, of necessity, have to con
tinue. There never was a time when
the situation as to the price of cot
ton was so absolutely in the hands
of the farmer. If he will act with that
intelligence and good common sense
and conservation that he has always
been credited with, this situation can
be solved. It will require the devel
opment pf the spirit of self-denial, a'
willingness to make sacrifices, un
ceasing labor, with the determination
to make every farm in Georgia and
South Carolina absolutely self-sup
porting, for man and beast, and an
intelligent reduction of the cotton
Long Branch items.
The teachers and pupils of. Long"
Branch school resumed their . work
on January 3.
Miss Bessie Ferguson of Sweet
water school sp_ent the holidays with'
Mrs. George Scott and other friends
Miss Lizzie Harvey was very ill
several days last week. During her
illness, Miss Sara Lott, one of the
9th grade students substituted for
Mrs. Homer Watson of Granite
ville and Miss Ruth McGee of nera
Eureka, visited Mrs Rob Williams last
Mrs. Alice Duffie has been on the
sick list recently.
A. M. Herring went to a hospital
in Augusta for treatment recently.
His friends hope he will return-very
The W. M. S. of Philippi observed
week of prayer, holding meetings
with Mrs. Mary Cullum and Mrs. W^
T. Thompson. This society sent a bcx
of clothing to the sufferers in Eu
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Scott took a
business trip to Ridge Spring recent
ly- . P.
Miss Bessie Thompson of Ridge
Spring spent Sunday here with h^er
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Thom"$*
Miss Louise Bruce of near John?:
ston, ?? spent the week-end with ber
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mahldri
Clark. : ;->;
Mrs. Silas Bruce and children-"^
Johnston visited Mrs. G. W. Spott
recently. . E?
/ Mrs. Luther Lott and Miss Rub^
Lott attended the Dry Creek W.v B??
S. which met with Mrs. Mattie Ed
wards last Wednesday. *jf>
Mrs. Ed Scott is spending a few
days with her daughter, Mrs. Ljr
brand, near Ridge Spring. . },j
Misses Azilee and Farra Saltet
spent. Sunday with Miss Ethel Clara
Mr. and Mrs. Bomar Scott spent
Sunday with Mrs. Scott's parents, '
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Clarke.
Jim Jones of Bells, visited his sis
ter, 'Mrs. J. L. Pilot recently.
Union Meeting of First District
of Ridge Association.
Program of the Union Meeting, of
the First District, Ridge Association,
to be held with Philippi Baptist
church cn Saturday, January 29,
and Sunday, January 30, 1921. ?
10:35-Enrollment of delegates
11:00-Question box. (Bring a
good question for discussion.)
11:30-World-Wide Missions: (1)
The Wherefore, S. B. Sawyer; (2)
The Value, J. S. M. Finch; (3) The
Responsibility, P. N. Lott.
12:30-Quiet Hour, W. S. Brooke.
1.00-Adjourn for the day.
11:15-Sermon, C. E. Burts, D. D.
1.45:-Quiet -Hour, Jas. M. Ed
2:00-The Layman: (1) His Op
portunity, W. M. Sawyer; (2) His
Need, S. J. Watson; (3) His Duty,
G. M. Sexton.
2:45-Some Lessons from the
Work of the W. M. U., W. S. Brooke.
3il5-Miscellaneous business and
Adjournment. ... , " .
The Union Meeting of the Second
Division of the Edgefield association
convenes with the Antioch Baptist
church January 29 and 30 at 10:30
Devotional services by the Mod
Discussion of Subjects:
1. Our Second Year Task and
Upon What We Should Place Great
est Emphasis.-S. B. Mays and J. H.
2. Scriptural Plan of Church Fi
nance. 1 Cor. 16:2. (1) Weekly or
monthly plan; its meaning, advantag
es and how to work it in the churches.
(2) Consideration of its adoption by
all our country churches as recom
mended by our S. C. Baptist Con
vention.-G. H. Eubanks and L. R.
3. Putting on a Program of In
formation.-H W. Quarles and Rev.
W. R. Barnes.
4. Soul Winning and Christian
izing America.-O. J. Holmes and
Rev. P. B. Lanham.
Subjects for Discussion:
7*1. Our European Program and
the 75-Million Movement.-Rev. W.
R. Barnes and Rev. P. B. Lanham.
2. Stewardship and Tithing.
Martin Medlock and J. O. Atkinson.
3. What ' Can Each Country
Church do to Succeed in our Second
Year Task?-L. R. Brunson and S.
Other services to be provided for.
P. B. LANHAM,
The union meeting of the third
division will meet with the Bethlehem
church at Clark's Hill on January
29 and 30.
11;00-Devotional by Moderator.
11:30-Roll Call and reports from
1st Query-What Shall We do to
Inherit Eternal Life?-J. C. Morgan,
and J. G. McKie.
2nd Query-How Can We En
courage Bible Reading by our Church
Members?-J. C. Harveley and G.
W. Bus?ey, Jr.
^:30-Adjournment for Dinner.
3rd Query-What Should be Our
Attitude Toward Education in oui
Public .and Denominational Schools
and Colleges?-J. M. Bnssey and Rev
E. L. Kugley.
4th Query-Why the Great Need
of Giving the Gospel to the World
at This. Time?--T. Q-. Talbert and J.
' Sunday school in regular order.
. 11:30-Sermon by Rev. E. L.
1:30 Adjournment for dinner.
5 th Query-What is our Duty as
Citizens in our Church and Commu
nity?-W. M. Rowland and-J. W.
6th Query-Our Women in the
Church Service.? Mrs. W. M. Row
H. E. BUNCH,
For Committee, j
Sermons on Law Enforcement
The first anniversary of the going
into effect of National Constitucional
Prohibition was most fittingly cele
brated in two of the Edgefield
churches on Sunday morning and on
Sunday evening at Trenton and
At Edgefield, Rev. G. W. M. Taylor
read the text of the 18th Amend
ment, and read the 13th chapter of
Romans, taking from that a sermon
on law enforcement giving some of
his own thrilling' experiences in Vir
ginia in the prohibition fight they
had in thai ?tate, and chowing how
thc i burch had led throughout the ;
years ?:i reforms of every^kind. Mr.
Taylor suggested that a mass meeting
be held and the citizens make known
to the officers of the. law their great j
desire that the prohibition laws be
rigidly enforced and that he would
gladly take part in such a meeting.
The ministers of our town are to' be
commended for their courage, for
they have cried aloud and spared not
throughout the years and if the citi
zenship and officials of our county
would exhibit the same courage there
would soon be no infringement of
our prohibition laws. '
At the Baptist church, Dr. R. G.
Lee read the 13th chapter of Romans
and preached from the text "And
that knowing the time, that now it is
high time to awake out of sleep. The
night is far spent, the day is at hand :
let us therefore cast off the works of
darkness, and let us put on the armor
Dr. Lee said that conditions were
better than in the dispensary and
bar-room days and that with the
help of the good citizenship and of
ficials the illicit distilling and blind
tiger would be brought to justice.
He made a most eloquent plea for
the. saving and protection of our
youth of our county whom he loved.
He denounced in no uncertain terms,
those who would ensnare the young'
boys of. our community by selling I
them strong drink and also referred
vigorously to the habit of carrying
This was one of the best and most
effective presentations of the sub
ject which has ever been given in our
town and if there is any responsive
ness in the citizenship of the Baptist
church it will certainly be stirred by
this wise and timely discourse.
Now that we have all. the power of
a Constitutional Amendment on our
side, all the findings of science, the
sad results of experience and the ad
monitions of the Sacred Page to up
hold us, there will be no such word
as fail in our. vocabulary of law en
God speed our officials in their cru
sade against la.w breakers and de
spoilers of our happy homes.
LOST: A new "Racine" auto tire,
30x3% on Ford rjm, lost between the
Parker place north of Edgefield and
Trenton, by way of Huiet's Cross
Roads and Mr. Abner Broadwaters.
Suitable reward. ..
W. A. PARDUE,
Trenton, S. C.
Two Soldier Boys Come Home
' I am going to tell about two boys
that were raised in a stone's throw of
each other. One I will call Ben and
the other Tom. Ben's father was a
large slave and land owner, and all
that Ben had to do. until he volun
teered to defend the sacred honor of
South ?Carolina, waa to go to school all
the week and fish on the spring branch
j on Saturday. His father did not give
him any lessons in agriculture. In
fact, his father did not know much
about that himself, but he kept a man
who did, called Slr. Overseer, with a
black-snake whip over his shoulder.
No, Ben didn't .know a thing about
what had to be done on a farm. Tom's
father was a well-to-do farmer of the
?>ld school. Always had plenty around
him. but h? did( not own any slaves.
He taught Tom how to plow, hoe, reap
and mow, feed the sheep and the hogs,
and milk the cows. Yes; Tom was up
on all these things.
Ben and Tom volunteered in the
same company' and went to Virginia.
Both made fine soldiers. It has been
said they were not afraid of Yankee
bullets. Each one was severely wound
ed twice. But when the army surren
dered at Appomattox every one made
for home. Ben and ??Tom walked all
the way from Appomattox. After
resting a few days from their long
walk, and eating hog jowl and turnips,
salted pot-liquor and corn bread that
their good mothers cooked, Tom said,
"Well, I must go to work," and un
buttoning his old ragged jaeket of
Gray, threw it on the wood pile, gath
ered a hoe and began to cut down the
rank weeds, then hitched balaam to the
old wooden plow ^stock, drew, the Hne
across the mule's back and yelled out,
"Get there, Eli." And Eli got there.
With sleeves rolled up, shirt collar
open, Tom began to sing, "I'm Glad
I'm Back in Dixie." One could see
that through his veins were blood flow
ing like quick silver, singing to him
the sweet song of life.
Ben's picture is quite different to
that of Tom's. He just didn't know
how to take hold of things-his father
did not show him how-yet both boys
displayed great courage in the army.
When Ben got home the overseer had
left, the black-snake whip was hang
ing up in the barn, the slaves were
free, mules in. the lot and plenty of
com in the cribs. So he called up
Raze, Fed, Harry and Bill and offered
them one-half they made, he to furnish
the stock and feed. So the trade was
made with the darkies, and they went
to work on their own,hook. Ben pick
ed up his rod and reel and went fishing,
and he would nih gr^y fox with dogs,
and hunt birds with a gun, and he kept
that thing up for years. Cuffie did not;
do much farming. Now Ben is an old
man, and without any visible means cf
a support. I On th? other hand Tom hi.s
his houses and lands, horses and mules,
sheep, cows and hogs galore. He is
away ahead, of the dogs. This is the
fellow thatch rew his gray jacket on
the wood pile, pushed back his sleeves,
opened his shirt collar, spit, on his
hands,, and yelled out to his mule, get
there Eli. Now the State tells the
county board of honor that Tom has
plenty; he don't need a thing from the
pension fund-he's been fortunate; but
to get him on the roll of honor pay him
a dollar and sixteen and half cents a
month-in other words $14.50 a year.
But Ben had hard, tuff luck all the
while. Fishing, hunting birds and run
ning gray fox has not proved profita
ble to him. You must pay him at least
$78.00 a year. Now that is the way
the cat has jumped. The sequel is just
this: Tom put into practice the duties
of life, and kept them up. ,->Ben's life
has been an absolute failure for the
lack of these principles, which his
father failed to teach him.
J. RUSSEL WRIGHT.
An Important Ruling.
A liquor carrier-a yehjcle transport
ing liquor-is confiscated to the State
or the United States. The supreme
court of the country has just so ruled.
.No matter if the vehicle is borrowed;
no matter where its title rests, if it is
caught tiansporting liquor, title to it
by the citizen is lost.
J. C. Thompson, of Atlanta, was
caught with liquor in a car. He had
bought the car, on the installment plan,
from J. W. Goldsmith, an automobile
dealer. At the instance of the other
automobile dealers of Atlanta, Gold
smith carried the case to the court of
last resort, showing that Thompson had
paid but few installments on the auto
mobile and that title rested in Gold
smith. The hight court, however, de
clares the car forfeited.
Justice McKenna, reading the ma
jority opinion, indicated the belief that,
should the court hold that the right of
confiscation extend only to the interest
of the offending purchaser, it would be
aiding violation of the prohibition law.
Bootleggers could always buy a car
"on time".and thus run risk of very
Possibilities of seizure of other prop
erties was mentioned. "It is said that
a Pullman Bleeper can be forfeited if a
bottle of illicit liquor be taken upon it
by a passenger, and that a steamer can
be confiscated if a package of liquor is
innocently received and transported,"
Justice McKenna said. "Whether the
indicated possibilities under the law
was justified, we are not called upon to'
Just what would be the outcome were
a stolen car detected in transporting li
quor, is a problem. At any rate, if
j there are dealers who are, in future,
to sell automobiles on the installment
plan, they are going to make sure o?
the uses to which the car is to be
put. - Augusta Chronicle:
Cotton Growers' Association
Met Saturday. i .
In spite of the bad roads and un
favorable weather, a goodly number
of representative citizens attended
the meeting of the Edgefield County.
Cotton Growers' association, which
was held in the court house Saturday.
'The meeting was called to order by
the president, Mr. J. William Thur
mond, who reviewed the work of the
organization during the past year;
pointing out some of the things
achieved, among them being the se
curing of a public cotton grader for
the Edgefield market and increasing;
the war?house facilities of the coun
ty. He stressed the imperative ne?d
?of curtailing the acreage this year, i
The association elected Mr. 6. R.
Tillman president and Col. -S. B.
Mays' vice-president for the ensuing
year. On taking the chair Mr. Till
man cited the figures prove that
South Carolina farmers are incurring
too large a fertilizer debt and are
shipping too much foodstuff. . Mr.
Tillman showed by official figures that'
South Carolina used more commer
cial fertilizers in 1920 than seven
other Southern states combined. Af
ter considerable discussion of the
best means bf bringing about a r?duc
tion in cotton acreage, Ex-Gov. JV C.*
Sheppard introduced a resolution
urging the legislative delegation to
give their support to a bill which
would make it a misdemeanor for
any farmer in. South Carolina .to
plant in cotton more than one-third
of the land he cultivates in 1921.
He expressed the belief that such a
law would be constitutional, as a
similar law was enacted during the
Confederate war, in order to increase
the supply of foodstuffs*. After some -
discussion the resolution was adopt
ed without a dissenting vote. ' /
Tribute to Gen. Robert E. Lee.^
"Noble specimen of God's handiwork,
A- mighty marinas he;
For ne'er did he a duty shirk, rjf?
Our General Robert E. Lee.
Against a forlorn hope
He led an unconquered host;
In battle with the best did cope
Without bluster, oath or boast.
When, defeat stared him in the face
' He folded his tent with a prayer,
"Thank God, I am not disgraced,
It's Thy will, It's my share."
Overtaken by the chilliness of the
His body was placed 'neath the sod;
His soul went home to the city of
And is now at home with God.
W. S. G. HEATH."
FOR SALE: Native, grown Ful
ghum Oats at SI.25 per bushel, also
one young horse and several young
work mules from three to five years
old. Reason for selling have rented
out my entire farm for the year.
. M: C. PARKER.
1 COLDS SHOULD BE I
CARED FOR ?
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a For years physicians have pre
9 scribed medicine containinghore
2 hound, mullein and tar. Com
i? pounded with a few other ele
9 ments you have a medicine that
g will check a cold immediately.
O To satisfy the demand for this
9 prescription in quickly obtainable
2 form, Dr. Murray has his chem
& ists prepare quantities and sup
9 ply druggists. Ask your drug-.
S gist for
S MULLEIN AND TAR
5 Children enjoy taking it. Your
2 druggist will refund.your money
5 if your satisfaction is not com
Colds and influenza are success
fully treated by using Dr. Hil
ton's Life in conjunction with
Murray's Horehound Mullein and
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