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V0L 86 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, ^?NE 8,1921 ,._No.18
Farmers Shipping Potatoes. A
Revival at Baptist Church.
Women Will Vote in
During the past two weeks, the
farmers hav? been busy shipping
Irish potatoes, some of them having
planted extensively. They have been
delayed by slow arrival of the bar
rels. The packing is done at one of
the warehouses and it is-very inter
esting to watch the grading machine
as1 it fills each barrell. Beans are also
being shipped, but they are not find
ing the ready sale that the potatoes
, are. A number of the farmers have
several acres in sweet potatoes and
the first venture here of curing these
will be tried this fall.
Beginning on Sunday, June 12th,
a revival service will start at the Bap
tist church, the pastor, Rev. Brooke,
to be assisted by the Rev.. Hardy, of
Georgia. Mr. Hardy is not expected
until the 13th. Mr. Hardy was to have
assisted in a meeting here last year,
but was detained by illness in his
family. The services will be morning
The municipal election for mayor
and alderman is June 14th, and the
majority of the women will vote -at
this time. At the election last No
vember there were 40 that voted, but
at this time many more have regis
ered, recognizing the fact that now
women have the vote, it behooves
each one to do her duty.
The Loyal Temperance,Legion gave
a party on Tuesday evening at the
home of Mrs. Jones, for the purpose
of raising funds to aid in their work.
A happy time was had by the young
people, and the desired amount rais-1
Mrs, C. D. Kenney visited here
during the past week, and her friends
were glad to hear her say that she
was-hoping to return to Johnston
when a dwelling could be secured.
Miss Ruth Crawford who has been
governess in the home of Mrs. B. T.
Boatwright, returned to her home
last week. She made many friends.
while here and these regret that she
will not return for her pupils will at
tend the high school during the com
Mrs. Minnie Strother and Miss Ger
trude Strother were visitors here
during the week. Miss Strother will
teach at Chcraw during the coming
. term, and her mother has decided to
make her home here during the time
of her daughter's stay there.
Mrs. H. W. Crouch entertained
with a very pleasant afternoon party
on Wednesday in honor of Mrs. Smith
and Miss Ruth Smith of Mullins.
Three tables of rook were enjoyed
and during music an enjoyable salad
course was served, Mrs. Smith was
presented with a pair of silk hose,
Mrs. Grace Crouch a lace hand bag,
and Misses Smith and Theora Flem
ing also received dainty gifts.
The last meeting of the Emily
Geiger chapter held with Mrs. John
Brown, closed the activities for the !
summer. During the year the treasury
had about $200, and of this $125 was
given to patriotic education, this be
ing the keynote of the state work. I
The meeting was on National Memo
rial Day, and each member wore a
* red poppy and the chapter voted to
take steps next year as to a public
observance. It came to the attention
of the chapter that the family of a
world war veteran in the suburbs
was in a needy state, so a contribu
tion was given.
The summer work of the chapter
will be in making a quilt for the state
school, according to the pattern pre
sented at the conference.
The study topic for the next year
will be "The early settlers of the Old
Ninety Six District, its Historic Spots j
and legends," and some of the pro-j
grams arranged in the D. A. R. mag
azine will also be used, the chapter j
subscribing to this.
In concluding, Miss Payne thanked
the chapter for its splendid coopera
tion during the year. After the his
torical program ,a dainty salad course
Fred Hendrix of Leesville, spent
the past week with Oscar Black.
Mrs. Charles Brannon of Spartan
burg is visiting in the home of her
father, Mr. J. R. Hart.
Mrs. Chester and Miss Maude
Wright will go to Macon, Ga., next '
week ?o visit in the home of Rev.
Mr. John Sawyer celebrated his
84th birthday on Sunday. He is still
hale and hearty, and his friends wish
for him many more happy birthdays.
Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Connerly are
expected this week to visit in the
home of Mr. P. B. Waters.
Misses Eva and Jessie Rushton are
welcomed home, having been teaching
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hendrix and
Miss Florid* Hendrix of Leesville
have been visitors in the home of
Mr. J. M. Turner.
Mr. John Webb of Chappell was a
recent visitor here.
Mrs. C. P. Corn has gone to Wal
halla to visit her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William Strother.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter met
with Mrs. John Wright on Thursday
and at this time plans were made for
the annual picnic for the veterans
of the town. The world war veterans
will also be invited. The occasion will
be at Mrs. Martha Edwards' on June
30th. The committee for the marking
of veterans' graves with the iron
cross, reported about 16 marked at
Philippi and several at Harmony.
Those at Mt. Calvary will soon be
Mrs. O. D. Black read a very- inter
esting letter from Hon. A. S. Tomp
kins, Edgefield, in which he offered
a prize of-$10.00 for the best essay
on "Wade Hampton, the Chivalrous
Knight of the Saddle." This is to be
a state prize in historical work, to
stimulate interest in history. He hon
ored Mrs. Black as state vice presi
dent by letting this come through
All the committees had good re
ports, and the year's reports of of
ficers showed that productive work
had been accomplished. It was de
cided to elect officers in October, to
conform to the state constitution.
. The meeting closed with an inter
esting program"-Mvthe*^arta 1
Mrs. Minnie Strother was hostess
for the New Century club on Tues
day, the occasion being in the home
of Mrs. J. W. Marsh. Mrs. P. B. Wa
ters presided and the various com
mittees gave splendid reports. The
library committee had received a box
of excellent books for the town li
brary and there were others avail
able. The club voted to make a con
tribution to a needy family that lived
near town, and the social service
committee had sent flowers and shown
other attentions. An instructive pro
gram on Southern Writers inter
spersed with music was had, and later
all enjoyed an ice course.
On Thursday, 9th,*the local W. C.
T. U. will join with the other sister
unions in observing Jenny Cassady's
birthday, and the day will be spent
by going out to the County Home,
where a picnic dinner will be spread
for the inmates?
Death of Mrs. D. Burton.
The death of Mrs. Burton, the wife
of Mr. D. Burton, at her home in the
McKendree section Sunday night
was a great shock to her friends and
loved ones. Mrs. Burton retired at
her accustomed time and well as
usual and was found dead in her bed
Monday morning. Mr. Burton got up
Monday morning and made the fire
in the stove as was his custom and
as Mrs. Burton did not come from
her bed room he went in to see what
was the matter, finding her dead. An
inquest was held by Magistrate Bryan
Monday morning,. Dr. J. T. Pattison
making an examination of Mrs. Bur
ton's body. The verdict rendered as
the result of the investigation was
to the effect that her death resulted
from natural causes. Before her mar
riage to Mr. Burton she was Miss
Eva Ouzts, the daughter of Mr. A. J.
Ouzts. Besides her husband, Mrs.
Burton leaves two little children, two
and a half years of age and five
months of age. She was a member of
McKendree church and the funeral
was conducted at the church Tues
day afternoon by her pastor, Rev. Mr.
One thirty-foot steel tank; one
one-horse electric motor; one Weston
& Brooker sewerage disposal ceptic
tank; one pump and jack; 60 feet of
galvanized pipe. .
5-11. B. B. JONES.
News From Meeting Street
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
It has been quite a while since
I have seen any news in The Adver
tiser from this section, so I have con
cluded to write a few lines to let your
readers of other sections-know that
some of us are still here in this old
section and living, but not as fast and
high as for the past few years. Still,
we have the staff of life, cornbread,
with some other things to make life
worth while, so we are working to.
try to gain some of our losses from
last year's business.
It seems that we had reached the
pinnacle of prosperity last October,
and just had to turn loose and fall
back to the bottom and start over
again, which I attribute as results of
sinful world war, for if we had no
sin, we would have no wars. In fact,
when old Sherman defined what war
was I feel sure he had it right. The
next worst thing as I see it is the wo
man suffrage act that has been passed
by your Congress. I don't think that
any such thing can be justified by the
Bible which should be our guide in all
things here on earth. Some writer has
truthfully said that the wife is might- j
iest in the home and that the keepers
at home are the keepers of power and
the wife loses her power when she
takes her husband's place, er under
takes to perform functions in public
or private relation. Our mothers start
us in life, but our wives keep us go
ing. The social, the church, the edu
cational, some charity spheres, and
some of the business sphere of life
are consonant with the home sphere,,
but generally the public affairs of the
world intrusted by God to man are
best affected by the women who do i
their full duty as wife and mother,' j
and make good men of their hus- ?
bands and sons. But when our good j
women aspire to political offices or to .
practice law or to the pulpit to preach" )
or on the battlefield, they are far';
fen-the sphere our Creator intended
her to be as I see and understandT
Also beggaring their sex, effeminating
their husbands, subjecting themselves
to corruption and criticism, thereby
robbing themselves of modesty and
destroying the very life of the do
mestic sweetness and power. God
bless our wives, mothers and daught
ers and ever incline their hearts to
ever be found in the sphere of the
home circle that thou hast intended
them to be. And also incline them to
more decent styles and fashions
whereby they will command greater
respect from men than has been for
the past several years. "So mote it
be, amen." .
Our people around here have been
busy since they began work in spring
and I think, have done their best,
consideung the little or no help they
have had financially this year. We
hope to see all get through with their
crops some way and thereby learn a
lesson to profit by, be able to pay up
their last year'^debts and go on the
same plan next year and be inde
pendent of all corporations for credit,
then we will see more people on the
farm and not so many speculators
and gamblers against the people who
have to produce a living for the
world, and yet not have any say so
as to what their product is worth.
People around this section are
about done saving their grain. There
was not a good acreage of same plant
ed for lack of money to buy seed with
last fall. We hear of some finding a
few boll weevils, but still hope to
not have much this year around this
section. I am your same
J. H. C.
Presbyterian Minister Arrives.
Rev. J. S. Lack has arrived and has
entered upon his duties as pastor of
the Presbyterian churches of John
ston, Trenton and Edgefield. He will,
as did his predecessor, make his home
in Edgefield, and for a time will board
with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Tompkins.
Mr. Lack was reared in Mississippi
and recently completed the full
course in the Presbyterian Theologi
cal Seminary in Columbia. He has
been very cordially greeted by the
people of Edgefield. A union prayer
meeting and a welcome service for
Mr. Lack will be held in the Baptist
church tonight, Wednesday night.
FOR SALE: Three milch cows
fresh to pail. Apply to
6-l-2tpd. LEE GIBSON.
Ocala and the Silver Springs
?ditor of The Advertiser:
I am stopping for a few days ;
the Golonial hotel in the historic tow
of Ocala. It is beautiful *for situatio:
built upon a high elevation ?nd she<
th<|' water from every angle, and or
might call it a forest city, with a po]
ul^tion of about 7,000. The town
surrounded by a beautiful forest <
live oaks draped with long, hangin
moss. There are three banks, severs
large hotels and a live chamber c
commerce, and two* daily paper:
Ocala is. the prettiest, most up-to-dat
t?yn that I have seen since I hav
been in the land of the roses. Th
veyy best accommodation can be ot
t?ined for the traveling public. Th
Colonial hotel is near the union sta
tion, and if you stop there once, yo
w$l go again. The proprietor is
Chesterfield man and his wife is th
uncrowned queen of the hotel.
#There are many things of much in
tesest in and around the little cit;
liuiits. And a fine farming country ti
back it. Anything can be grown her
tu? perfection. But the most interest
ing thing is the Silver Springs am
th? tropical sceneries connected ther<
h^ire no equal in North America. A
wealth of legends and words of beau
tipl memorials left by those path
finders of the red man, cling arounc
the very name of Florida. Here ir
Ocala and vicinity they have mad?
the Indians immortal hy attaching the
na?nes of Ocklawaha, Osceola, Tus
caloro and'Tuscawella to some of the
streets. Perhaps there was no spot ir
alli'Florida that was more beloved bj
the: red man than Silver Springs, be
sid? which many an Indian maiden
ham strolled with her lover, and ovei
whj|se glassy waters their swift ca
noes have glided. Once there were
two Indian lovers who lived in the
forest near Silver Springs, Ocklawa
ha, the son of the mighty chief, Olus
kee, and. the only child of no less
powerful chief,, Suwanee. The two
and never met except in bloodshed,
although their tribes were neighbor
ing ones. One day while hunting,
Ocklawaha came upon Winonah, as
she gathered herbs in the forest, and
fell deeply in love with her. His af
fections were returned and the two
spent many happy hours together in
the great dim forest. They feared to
tell the implacable old chieftain of
their love, knowing that it wouM
bring instant separation and possibly
death. The lovers, after several weeks
of perilous happiness, began to sus
pect that they were being watched,
and they at once planned to escape
to the tribe of Chattahoochee. One
night in response to a hoot owl, Wi
nonah stole from her wigwam and
joined Ocklawaha in the shadowof a
live oak tree, and silently they set
forth on their fateful journey which
would lead them -to life or death.
Suddenly a rifle shot rang out of
the still darkness of the forest, and
instantly the air responded with hid
eous cries. Knowing their flight was
discovered Ocklawaha and Winonah
made a desperate dash for freedom.
Back and forth they darted until at
length they found themselves on a
high bluff over-looking a glistening
stream. As they stood there for a mo
ment the moon emerged from the
dense clouds by which it had been
veiled; bathed in the silver moon
light, the motionless pair were clear
ly outlined against the sky. A yell of
triumph told that they were discover
ed, and their pursuers broke from the
edge of the forest a few feet away.
Turning, the lovers gazed deep into
each other's eyes, then Ocklawaha
seizing Winonah in his arms leaped
below into the Silver Spring the
water being ninety feet deep. The
union of Silver Springs and the Ock
lawaha river typifies the union of
the two loves in death, and it is said
that the green waving moss that
grows at the bottom of the stream is
the lost Winonah's hair.
The water in Silver Springs is
clearer than atmosphere. One can see
a dime at the bottom where the water
is ninety feet deep as plain as can be.
Silver Springs at Ocala, probably has
the largest flow of any spring in the
world, namely, 368,913 gallons per
minute or 22, 134,789 gallons per
hour. Every American citizen owes
it to himself to make the "daylight
trip" over the Silver Springs, Silver
river, Ocklawaha and St. Johns riv
ers to Jacksonville.
I am so thankful that it was my
privilege to visit Silver Springs. I do
not know of any place anywhere that
is more wonderful, more interesting
a ndbeautiful or more worth while
visiting. I hardly believe that the
mind of man can grasp this wonder of
wonders. We can see its beauty and
feel its power, but I could never de
scribe what I saw there. This spring
is as large as a city block; it is the
head, of Silver river, nine miles long.
The level nature of the country makes
it difficult for this water to find its
way downhill. At times the river is
almost doubling on itself. This-is
a very narrow and deep river, not
wider than an average street.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
St. Augustine, Fla.
(To be Continued.)
Death of Mrs. Henry W.
It frequently occurs that one stroke
of misfortune is followed by another
even heavier. Such has been the ex
perience of our good friend, Mr. Hen
ry W. Quarks, recently. Just a fort
night or so ago he lost his home and
practically all of his belongings by
fire, with but little insurance. Fol
lowing closely upon that heavy blow
was one still heavier. We refer to
the death of Mrs. Quarles, which oc
curred Saturday night here in Edge
field about ten o'clock at the home of
her son ,Mr. H. Ernest Quarles. Im
mediately after the burning of her
home Mrs. Quarles who was not very
strong at the time came to . spend
some time here in Edgefield with her
sons, Mr. John Quarles and Mr. Er
Saturday night Mrs. Quarles sat
upon the porch after supper as us
ual until bed time and then retired to
her room. Soon after she left the
porch her daughter-in-law - heard a
diately to -Mrs. Quarles,' finding "her
breathing heavily. She died in a very
short time. Medical aid was ^sum
moned but it was too late. God call
ed and her spirit had been wafted to
Him by ministering angels.
Mrs. Quarles was reared in the
Parksville section of Edgefield county
and after her marriage to Mr. Quarles
they settled in the Red Hill section,
where they have resided continuous
ly. She was a devout Christian woman
whose life and influence were a sweet
benediction to all ?with whom she
came in contact. She was a member
of Red Hill church for "a number of
years and it was in, her churc?. that
the funeral was conducted Sunday
afternoon by Rev. G. W. M. Taylor
of Edgefield and Rev. G. W. Bussey,
in the absence of her pastor, Rev. W.
Besides her devoted husband, Mrs.
Quarles leaves three daughters, Miss
Hassie Quarles, Miss Lula Quarles
and Mrs. Pearl Swearingen, and four
sons ,Ernest, John, Carey and Yates
"Good-Bye, Boll Weevil."
A moving picture entitled "Good
Bye Boll Weevil" has been prepared
rceently by the Delta Laboratory,
Tallulah, La., showing the best meth
ods of using poison to control the boll
weevil and this picture will be shown
at Edgefield on the night of June
24 for the benefit of farmers and all
others interested, says A. B. Carwile,
county agricultural agent. The pic
ture was shown at Clemson College
in order that the division of entomolo
gy might pass upon it for possible
use in this state, and the Extension
Service at once decided to . have it
shown at various points in the heav
ily infested area.
The picture shows different types
of machines used in applying poison
and their operation. It will be in
charge of J. 0. Taylor, a representa
tive of the Delta Laboratory, where
the United States Department of
agriculture has been conducting ex
periments for several years to dis
cover and perfect methods of poison
ing the weevil. Besides showing the
picture, Mr. Taylor, who is ah ex
perienced cotton planter, will make
a talk of "Cotton Culture Under Boll
Weevil Conditions." No admission is
to be charged, and it is hoped that
all who can will attend ,and learn
more of this intesersting and impor
tant subject. 1
Care of Work Stock in Hot
Hot weather is hera, which always
means, trying times for the farm,
work stock. More harm is often done
to farm work animals during the first
week of warm weather than during;
all the rest of the season.
A little care would enable anyone
to avoid many of those troubles
which so much lower of the efficiency"
of our work stock. The important
points are care in feeding, watching
the animals carefully in . order that
they may be rested when they are
getting too hot or approaching ex
haustion, frequent watering, and care
ful attention to maintaining clean,
smooth, properly fitting collars.
In feeding, the essential point is tc?
avoid grass, new hay, or too muck
hay of any; sort. The animals should '
not be put to hard br fast work iii
hot weather when stuffed with hay.
Regular feeding and frequent water
ing will usually prevent the animals
from eating or drinking too much.
Whenever a horse or mule begins '
to pant too much, or stops sweating
when working hard on a hot day the
danger signal has been put on. He
should be stopped at once and cool
water applied to the head, but to no?
other part of the body. \
Broad, smooth, firm and clean col
lar surfaces would prevent 95 per
cent of all sore shoulders. Such col
lars, properly fitted, will very rarely
make sore shoulders. Cheap, improp
erly stuffed collars are about the only
excuse for sweat pads, and there is
no excuse at all for a dirty, ill-fitting
collar. -Progressive Farmer.
Peanuts for Hogs.
Every farmer who has hogs and
all should have them, if the land is at
all suitable, should plant a patch of
peanuts to be harvested by hogg. One
fourth of an acre of peanuts,* accord
ing to the Arkansas station, produced.
313 pounds of pork, while the same
than clover hay and nearly equal to
alfalfa and cowpea hay. The vine, in
cluding the cured nuts, is very rich
in protein and fat. The peanut hull
is higher in feeding constituents than
cotton seed hulls.
Although a legume, the peanut
does not prove to be a's good soil ren
ovator as cowpeas or soy beans, ow
ing to the manner of harvesting. In.
pulling or lifting out the vines most
of the nitrogen fixed in nodules on
the roots is removed, leaving very
little humus or fertility ; 1 the soil.
Where the peanut is harvested by
hogs or cattle it is a fair sold revo
vater and has a fair residual effect
upon other crops following it.
Seed selection will do much for
the improvement of thc peanut. This
has been shown by thc writer's selec
tions and breeding of the Valencia?
The Spanish as grown for the market
needs careful selection and breeding . '
up for oil content, or for flavor or
yield. Those who begin to select seed
this year will find that considerabl?
progress can be made and that the.
work is interesting.
The peanut has fewer insect ene
mies and diseases than most crops
and in fact fewer than any that is as
important as it is in agriculture:
Moles sometimes give trouble in get-- .
ting a standout drouth and neglect,
seldom injure the crop as they do
others. But peanuts will respond ta
good care.-Farm & Ranch.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, J. 0. Herin has made ap
plication unto this court for Final
Discharge of Executor in re the Es
tate of M. E leanor Herin, late of said
county and state, deceased, on the
4th day of June, 1921.
There Are Therefore, to cite and'
and all kindred, creditors or parties'
interested, to show cause before me
at my office at Edgefield Court House;
South 'Carolina, on the 7th day of
July, 1921 at'll o'clock, a. m., why
said order of discharge should not
be granted. At same time and place
said executor will make a full and
W. T. KINNAIRD, (L. S.)
J. P. C., E. C. S. a
June 4th, 1921.
WEDDING PRESENTS: See Miss
Eliza Mims' handpainted china be
fore selecting your wedding presents^