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Eulogy on the Cow.
Congressman Burton E. Sweet, Io'
I address those who have studi
the cow; who areinterested in t
<!ow; who are dealing with the prc
"acts of the cow; and it might not
amiss to say something in behalf
the inncoent and unsuspecting co
In my opinion, of all the domes
animals the cow is the greatest be
efactor of the human race. She h
heen the constant companion and i
sistant ol' man since history has ke
a record of events. The Hindo
treated her as a sacred animal ai
associated her being with the myste
which surrounds life and death.
She has figured in biblical and pr
fane history. She has been famous
song and story. The poets have sui
her praises. Painters have portray?
her likeness upon the breathing ca
vas. Sculptors have left her imaj
chiseled in everlasting stone. In tl
olden days they worshipped the gc
<len calf. At the present time we wo
ship the gold that is in the calf.
As man has become more civilize
the cow has become more civilize
She has kept pace with the march (
.events. She has furnished meat ar
butter for his table. She has furnisl
ed milk for himself and family. Sh
has furnished leather for his shoe:
belts, saddles, bridles and harnesse,
Yea, millions of mothers and babe
?call her blessed as they sip daily th
life-giving nectar that she disposes s
lavishly to all.
At times she has been treated as
beast of burden, and has assisted i
plowing and preparing fields for rais
ing crops. She never complains. Sh
is as patient as destiny. She is con
tentment personified. All she demand
is plenty to eat, proper care and ade
quate shelter in times of storm.
When a new country is to be dis
covered she is taken with him. Whei
the old prairie schooner came int<
Iowa three-quarters of a century ag<
the cow followed close behind th<
wagon .accompanied by the dog an<
the proverbial small boy.
Her dominion is world wide. Trave
"where you will, you will find the cow
?She has accompanied man into th?
depths of the forest and along everj
winding stream, and out on the bleai
and treeless prairies. You may cross
the sea and visit countries remote,
Yon may gc to Norway and Sweden
and there man and cow inhabit the
same dwelling. You may go to the
vine clad hills of Switzerland, or wan
der mid the foothills of the Alps and
lo! she is there. Yes, you may go to
the islands of the sea, go to the Is
lands of Guernsey and Jersey, if you
will, and she is there, administering
io his wants and claiming the atten
tion of his heart and brain.
Wherever you go she is the rich
man's pet and fortune disseminator;
she is the poor man's friend and
mortgage lifter. She treats all alike
and the better she is treated the bet
ter she treats man.
She is democratic in her tastes.
She is no respector of persons. She
knows no rank or title. She is found
hy the straw thached cottage of the
poor and abideth close to the palace
of the rich.
Why less than a year ago one of
her noted offspring dined at the Wal
dorf-Astoria in New York City, and
even got his name and that of his
owner in thc newspapers of the na
tion, and if reports are true, he con
ducted himself with his usual self
possession, with his usual bovine mod
eration and urbanity, even in that
?distinguished assembly, and notwith
standing the adoption of the Eight
eenth amendment, he insisted in put
ting his feet on the table rather than
under the table.
The cow treats all alike-the high,
the low, the rich, the poor, outcast
and king-all are on a common level,
so far as she is concerned.
The part she plays in our scheme
of life cannot be fully estimated or
described. Banish the cow from our
midst, and we will go back to the bar
barism from which we sprung. Do
away with the cow and it would be
necessary for us to retrace our steps
along the dusty highways once trav
eled by our forefathers. Do away
with the cow and our infant death
rate would disturb and shock man
kind. Take from our tables her meat,
her cheese and golden butter and the
various compounds of her products;
slip from our feet our shoes, go with
out harnesses, belts, saddles, bridles
and other equipment, and you will, in
a measure, realize the part she plays
in the great scheme of our civiliza
Do you realize that rice is the food
of slaves of that beef-eaters rule the
world? This is conclusively demon
strated in the great war just closed.
Is it any wonder then, that I take
pardonable pride in the fact that I
live in the great state of Iowa) the
greatest agricultural, state in the Un
ion, where the old cow grazes upon
our slopes and our thousand hilltops,
and where our cattle breeders possess
ihe best herds in the world?
Do you realize that we have in the
United States 23,474,000 milch cows
producing an average of 362 gallons
per cow each year, or a total of 8,
494,000,000 gallons of milk annual
ly? Eighty-four gallons of milk to
every man, woman and child in the
Do you realize that we produce in
the United States annually 67,866,
000 head of cattle, or an average of
a little over one animal to every two
persons in the United States?
She is the real friend of man. She
does her best at all times-It mat
ters not whether her owner is in ad
versity or prosperity-she is ever
I take great pleasure in hanging
this wreath upon the crumpled horn
of the brindle cow; this belated token
of our sincere appreciation of the
services she has rendered through all
the ages to the sons of men.
As I have not seen any news from
this community in a good while, will
try to write some.
The farmers are about through
gathering their crops, although they
did not have much cotton to pick,
many of them are breaking up their
land getting ready to sow their grain.
They feel a little despondent over the j
short crop of cotton, but are going
to keep trying to make a living some
The Sweetwater-Hardys W. M. S.
and Sunbeam Band held their meet
ings the 14th of this month, they both
were well attended. The W. M. S. is
in a flourishing condition under the
leadership of Mrs. T. J. Briggs. The
Sunbeam Band is flourishing too, un
der the leadership of Miss Mattie Wil
liams. Their next meeting will be
Thanksgiving Day when they will
have a special program and candy
The Cooper school is prospering
with Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Barker as
teachers. There is an enrollment of
about fifty pupils. We have two lit
nxt nwheroia,nMn siSo,t, fflxfflxzz
erary sicieties in school, the Calhoun
and the Sidney La Tier. One has a pro
gram one week and the other one
the next week. It is very interesting
for each society to see which can get
up the best program.
We are glad to see Master Thomas
Stevens back at uchool after a few
We were sorry td hear of Miss Jen
nie Ruth Carpenler being sick, and
hope she will soon be able to come
back to school. J
We miss Shaw and Anna Cater
from school. They were operated on
a' month ago for tonsilitis and have
not gotten able t(' come to school.
Mr. Henry Mealing and Mr. Mil
burn Shaw left Wednesday for Ce
dar Springs where they will resume
their school work.
The friends of Mrs. Roper Moss
were very much ? hocked to learn of
ber husband's death. Mrs. Moss nay
be remembered as Miss Dollie Wal
leer, who was reamed in this section.
Dr. arid Mrs. J. T. Reese and little
laughter, also Mr. and Mrs. L. A.
Stevens motored to Atlanta Thurs
iay to attend the State fair. The same
day that Dr. Reese left for Atlanta,
a negro woman on his place shot and
killed her husband.
The friends of Mrs. C. B. Hightow
er are sorry to hear of her illness,
she having been sick for several
Mr. Lewis Higitower who was in
an automobile wreck about two
weeks ago, and had his shoulder
broken, is slowly convalescing.
Mr. Hugh Harrison was in the same
wreck but only received minor in
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Turner and lit
tle son are visiting Mrs. O. G. Bunch.
We are glad to know that little
Vera Barker has fully recovered af
ter a recent illness.
Mrs. Anna Mathews will spend this
week with her sister, Mrs. J. B. High
tower of Augusta.
Mr. C. T. Murrah of Augusta is
visiting his brother, Mr. C. B. Mur
Mrs. Mollie Harris is visiting her
sister, Mrs. E. L" Carpenter.
We are sorry to say that the Sweet
water Sunday school has gone into
winter quarters before winter comes.
Master Tillman Bunch broke his
arm a few weks ago while playing
ball at school. We hope he will soon
be able to come back to school.
A SCHOOL GIRL.
The lucky number at the drawing
last Saturday was 469 which was held
by Maj W. J. Duncan, and he was
given a Fisk inner tube free. It pays
to trade with us. Watch for the draw
ing next Saturday.
YONCE & MOONEY.
Buy a buggy, wagon, set of harness
or some other article which you need
at the cut price offered at the Edge-1
field Mercantile Company. Come be
fore the bargains have all been hand
(Continued from page one.) -
a most enjoyable program was ren
dered, the subject being "Types-of
American Music." A good paper on
the subject was read and piano se
lections were given by Mesdames L.
S. Maxwell, W. B. Ouzts, O. D. Black,
G. D. Walker, Mims Walker, W. C.
Connerly and Miss Ella Jacobs.
The club is studying American mii
sic this year and the meetings are all
so pleasant that it is always a regret
to be absent. After the program a so
cial half hour was spent and a dainty
salad course with coffee and whipped
cream was served.
The W. C. T. U. met Friday after
noon with Mrs. J. H. White. There
was only a short business session, and
the time was devoted to hearing a re
port of the State convention at Man
ning. This was given in a full and
detailed manner by Mrs. T. R. Denf
ny, which everyone enjoyed. Mrs.
Denny is the state recording secre- j
Mrs. M. M. Coleman is visiting h?
daughter, Mrs. W. E. LaGrone. i
On Monday, October 31st, there
will be a called meeting at Ward, in
I interest of the 75 Million Campaign ]
Fund, and to this all the workers and
leaders of the organizations of this
division, Ridge association, are urged
to attend, Rev. W. S. Brooke has thi?
The sweet potato curing house is
now complete and during the pasj;
week many of the farmers have been
occupied in storing this product. The
potatoes are crated and each crate
is tagged with the owner's hame. TheJ
potatoes stored are fine, although the?
dry season cut off th? crop to some )
extent. The curing house is located
near the power house.
Mrs. L. C. Latimer and Mrs. W. ?L'|
Mobley went to Ridge Spring on Sun
day to attend the funeral of their
niece, Miss Elise Carwile. Miss Car^
wile had been sick for a year or more,'
but her condition was not such that
it kept her confined to her bed all tb?.
time. She was 5 noble, Christian?
yb?ng wohi??, and of a sweet and |
beautiful character. - ^ -
Mr. William Toney has gone to ]
Florida on a business trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Montague have re
turned to Florida after a visit to Mri;
and Mrs. Frank Warren, Jr. They
made the trip in their car. - J'
Mrs. Charlotte V. Spearman of
Newberry, spent the week in the home
of Mrs. M. T. Turner.
The friends of Mrs. 0. S. Wertz
will be glad to know that she is im
proving at the city hospital in Colum
News has been received of the
marriage of Miss Elizabeth Wright,
of Newberry and Mr. Coy Etheredge,
of Trenton, the marriage taking place
last Sunday evening in Greenville at
the home of the bride's sister. The
happy pair passed through here on
Thursday evening en route to Tren
Mrs. Annie P. Harrison and Anne
Cullum returned last week from
Asheville, N. C., where they have
been spending a while with little
Anne's mothr, Mrs. James Cullum.
Program of Union Meeting of
The union meeting of the third* di
vision of the Edgefield Baptist As
sociation will meet with the Plum
Branch church, October 29 and 30.
11:00 Devotional by moderator.
11:30 Roll call of churches and re
Query No 1.-The question of
compromise, when justifiable and
when not-W. C. Wilkey, J. D.
Query No 2.-What an unforgiving
spirit cost-Dr. W. G. Blackwell,
J. C. Harvley.
1:30-Adjournment for dinner.
Query No 3.-Is conscience a true
guide through life?-Prof. J. H. An-]
derson and J. G. McKie.
Query No 4.-How our present]
life affects our future.-Rev. E. L.
Kugley, G. W. Bussey, Jr.
.Sunday school in regular order
11:30-Sermon by Rev. E. L.
1:30-Adjournment for dinner.
Query No. 5.-The best method
of teaching a Sunday school-T. G.
Query No. 6.-How our churches
can meet their obligation to the 75
Million Campaign-Dr. D. A. J. Bell,
J. H. Drenon.
H. E. BUNCH,
FOR RENT: Three-horse farm one
mile and a half east of Edgefield on
the Johnston road, sand land, two
good houses and pasture fenced. Ap
Mrs. HELEN S. NICHOLSON.
Our large fall stock 1
have made a big reduc
Men's dress shoes,
Men's dress shoes,
Ladies' dress shoe
Ladies' dress shoe!
Your money back and ?
the insoles, outsoles or
We make a Specialty o
ber of the family and si
"Store of ?
i _ . .
Union Meeting of the Second
The. union meeting of the second
division will meet with Mt. Zion
church on the 29th and 30th of Oc
tober, 1921, at 10:30 o'clock.
Devotional services by the mod
Reports from the churches.
Discussion of subjects:
1. Relative to the strained finan
cial condition at this time, should it
have the depressing effects on the
lives of Christians that it will have
on non-Christians?-L. R. Brunson,
and Rev. W. R. Barnes.
2. A talk on paying vows to the
Lord as is referred to in Job 22:27
W. M. Carpenter, J. 0. Atkinson and
J. H. Courtney.
3. Should there be a revival of in
terest in church discipline?-T. M.
Adams and T. G. Talbert.
Devotional services conducted by
Missionary sermon by Rev. W. R.
Afternoon subject: Is the church
losing its hold upon the people?-S. !
B. Mays and G. W. Medloclc.
We have left a few of the new
style Ford cars. Better get one be
fore they are gone. If you haven't
the cash, buy one on our easy pay
YONGE & MOONEY.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Farrah V. Padgett has
made application unto this court for
Final Discharge as Guardian in re
the estate of Mary L. Smith Holmes,
on this the 22nd day of October,
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or parties
interested to show cause before me at
my office at Edgefield Court House,
South Carolina, on the 26th day of
November, 1921, at ll o'clock a. m.,
why said order of Discharge should
not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD, (L.S.)
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
Edgefield, S. C., Oct. 22, 1921.
FOR SALE: Spread-On cenemt
for painting gutters and metal roofs,
guaranteed for ten years. An oppor
tunity to get a first-class roof paint
at 's low price. Apply at The Adver
iced in Pri?e
Latest Styles and
Leathers in the
lias just been received, and we
:tion in price. Inspect our shoes
formerly $18.00, now . .
formerly $15.00, now . .
s, formerly $17.00, now .
s, formerly $1400, now .
^LSO HAVE A LARGE STOCK OF
Diamond Brand" Shoes
a, new pair free to the person who finds paper in
counters of Peters' "Diamond Brand" Shoes.
f Children's School Shoes. Let us fit every mern
ave you money.
letter Values and Lower Prices'*
EVERY nATTT t&W
IS A BANK A?COt?NT
Copyright IVO ), by C. Bi Zimmerman Co. No. 15
EVERY DOLLAR that you spend foolishly, every proportion
ate amount of money tha t you earn that it would be possible to
save and do not, is only money that you have to work for again.
On the other hand every dollar you put in the bank is money
that is going to constantly work for you. Which is the best;
money always working for you, or you always working for
your money. Come in and start that bank account. Don't put it
off another day.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; A. S. Tompkins, vice-President;
E. J. Mimg, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford,
M. C. Parker, A. S. Tompkins, J. G. Holland, E. J. Minis, J. H. Allen
W. C. Tompkins.
Jewelry Repairing Watch Repairing
Engraving _ Clock Repairing
We have a large stock of Diamonds bought in New
York at a very low price.
WATCHES, CLOCKS. JEWELRY
H. C. VIELE
222 8th Stteet Augusta, Ga.