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The Passing Into Eternity
Mrs. Elizabeth Miller
One of Edgefield's most hon<
1 and aged residents, Mrs. Elizal
Miller Adams, was claimed by
death angel in the early hours
Monday, January the sixtenth.
As Elizabeth Eleanor Miller,
was born in Sumter, February S
1840. Her father, a prominent at
ney, removed to Marion when
children were very young ,so ther
was his family was reared. Six
the children lived to maturity: fl
Sue Miller Abney, wife of Mi
Joseph Abney of Edgefield, Mrs.
sephine Miller Reddick, of Moult
Georgia, Mrs. Hortense Mi
Haynesworth, of Sumter, and Mes
Stephen and Charles Miller, all
whom preceded Mrs. Adams to
As a Civil War measure the
ceased taught for nine years, and
was the privilege of some of
county's most prominent citizens*
have been taught by this splendi
educated and naturally brilliant A
On May 5th, 1869 she' became 1
wife of Thomas J. Adams who d
in 1902, having been for many ye;
the able editor of the Edgefteld ?
vertiser. She was, indeed, a help-m<
to her husband in the terrible peri
after the war, and aided him in risi
above the depression that .shatter
so many other estates.
Only two children were born to IV
and? Mrs. Adams, a little girl, H<
tensia, died in childhood, the ott
daughter, Florence, Mrs. Julian
Mims, lived to be the pride and ve
life of her parents, and particulai
was slie an abiding comfort the ls
years of her mother's life, which w
one of great suffering. Day and nig
her call for "Florence" never fail
to have a tendef*, assuring x
sponse from the voice that anchor<
her feeble strength in love's comfoi
ing harbor. .
Friends gathered at the home Mo:
* v day afternoon for the funeral se
vices, which were conducted by Re
A. T. Allen, of the Baptist chure
y Mrs. Adams having been baptized inl
this faith in her childhood. He wi
-J sisted by Rev. G. W. M. Taylor (
the Methodist and Rev. P. P. Blalocl
Sr., of the Presbyterian church. Th
interment was in Willow Brook cen
,etery where the beloved figure lie
by the side of ^ier husband.
Mr. Allen's thoughts were beaut
fully expressed. There is the mos
wonderful sermon in the long, usefi
. honored life of the aged, who die i
the Lord. The pastor spoke of the foi
bears of the deceased, the Furmans
corner stones in the Baptist faith ii
South Carolina, whose attributes o
character were bequeathed to th
generations we have known am
Mrs. Adams iived very close to thi
great heart of nature. To her, tree:
were something very sacred, flower:
were gifts from God, Himself, an(
* her flowers were always so generously
shared with everyone around her.
No marble shaft will ever be th(
true monument to this rare spiril
that the trees, vines and flowers sh?
has planted, and beautified earth wit?,
are fragrant, living,' green life thal
lifts leafy arms and flowers faces in
praise to God, voiced by the birds'
carols she so loved.
Of all her friends, and they were
from every walk of life, her faithful
colored friends who never tired ad
ministering to her need, standing
with the family for the last sad rites,
those who, perhaps, are most incon
solable are the children. She idolized
her grandchildren, extending her
mothering care to their little friends.
"'Cousin Betty" was the center of
Buncombe's child life, and the happi
est hours were those in which she sat
enthroned in their midst, leading
. ' their childish fancies into the realms
of chivalrous deeds. History became
* romance under the music of her
voice, and never once did her words
fall on deaf ears, always the plea
was for endless stories. Even the
ruse of being hurt would be resort
ed to and the imaginary wound could
only be cured by an excursion into
the wonderland of Cousin Betty's
Older friends can think of a re
union ere so many years have winged
their flight, but to children, the pass
ing of such a loved one leaves an ach
It was so very fitting that lovely
flowers expressed the deep sympathy
of sorrowing friends. Emblems from
the Woman's Missionary Society, Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union,
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion, and Daughters of the Confeder
acy were sent with those of loved
ones and friends.
Mrs. Agatha Abney Woodson, ac
companied by her daughter, Miss
Hortense Woodson, came from New
berry to attend the funeral of the
aunt she loved so devotedly.
Mr. Allen closed his sympathetic
remarks with Tennyson's beautiful
'Crossing the Bar:"
'Sunset and evening star!
And one clear call for me,
And may there be no moaning of
the bar y
When I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark;
And may there be no sadness of
When I embark.
For though from out the bourne of
time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar."
CURRAN HARTLEY FELTHAM.
Union Meeting Third Division.
Ridge Association, to be held at
Jchnston, January 28-29, 1922.
10:30 a. m. Song and prayer ser
vice, led by L. M. Jones.
10:45-Organization and verbal
reports from the churches.
11:00-Value of the Family Alter,
H. L. Baggott
Value of the mid-week pray
er meeting, T. H. Posey.
Value and need of better
Sabbath Observance, G. M. Sexton.
12:30 p. m.-Report of Commit
tee on Church Discipline.
2:00 Son? service.
2:15-How can we make our
churches a more vital force in their
respective communities? G. W.
Scott, P. N. Lott, followed by open
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:15-Public Morals and Law En
forcement, E. W. Bodie.
11:45-Address, T. J. Watts.
1:00 p. m.-Recess and Dinner.
2:30-How the B. Y. P. U. may
help our Young People, T. J. Watts.
3:00-Baptist Hospital, W. M.
3:30-The Baptist Courier, a De
nominational Asset, W. S. Dorset.
Long Branch New:,.
.Some of the men and boys enjoyed
a big barbecue last Friday night.
Misses Witt and Harvey spent last
Monday night with Mrs. WiL John
The Senior B. Y. P. U. of Philippi
will hold their meeting this week on
Wednesday night with Mr.. E. L.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Derrick and Miss
Ruby Witt, took tea at Mr. J. T. Rho
ien's last Friday night.
Mrs. Claxton is not any better at
this writing. She is missed very much
at Philippi and we hope that she will
soon be better.
We are sorry that Mr. Joe Cullum, |
another faithful member of Philippi
is very sick. We hope he will soon be
able to be in his place agani.
Miss Lizzie Harvey spent last week
and in the home of Mr. J. T. Rhoden.
Mr. C.* M. Rauton and family, Mr.
0. D. Yonce and family and Mr. and
Mrs. Pat Hallman dined with Mr. Bill
Derrick last Sunday.
Mrs. Will Thompson fell a few
lays ago and was badly hurt. She is
?till in bed, but we hope that she will
soon be well again.
Mr. Marion Rhoden "dined with
Mr. T. J. Rhoden last Sunday.
Miss Evelyn Scott has returned,
after several weeks' stay at Willis
Misses Lucile and Elizabeth Brun
son and their brother were the guests
of Miss Frances Pruitt last week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Temples spent
Saturday night and Sunday with Mr.
5. L. Salter.
Nora Derrick spent Saturday night
with Mrs. E. L. Scott.
County Agents Meet Big De
mands Made Upon Them.
Clemson College, Jan. 7.-Some
impression of the wide scope, great
variety, and value of the work done j
by the Extension Service in South
Carolina in 1921 may be obtained
from the figures in the annual report
just compiled showing that county
agents of the Extension force made
48,561 visits to demonstrators, co
operators, other farmers and busi
ness men, traveling in order to make
these visits a total of-301,430 miles.
In addition the agents received 32,
474 personal calls and 15,698 tele
phone calls from farmers and others
relative to Extension work; and held
1,997 farmers' meetings, at which
there was an attendance of 97,093
persons, and 530 field meetings, at
which there was an attendance of 6,
In the way of information furnish
ed by letter and printed material 28,
677 official le:ters were written by
agents, 2,095 newspaper articles rel
ative to Extension werk were pub
lished 121,769 copies of circular let
ters were distributed, 16,709 United
States Department of Agriculture
publications were distributed, and
14,954 Clemson College Extension
Service and Experiment Station pub
lications were distributed.
Further figures showing other ac
tivities in the general work of the
county agents are as follows: num
ber of demonstrators, cooperators,
club members induced to exhibit at
fairs, 857; number of these winning
prizes, 582; number of account
forms distributed to farmers for
keeping such records, 381; number
of boys attending agricultural col
leges or other schols as a result of
club work, 124; number of farmers
induced to begin beekeeping,222;
?number of farmers influenced to
grow cane or sorghum for syrup,, 6,
Still another important phase of
farm improvement promoted by coun
ty agents was the distribution of pure
bred seed. In this work 33,121 bush
els of improved seed were secured
for 4,182 farmers through the aid of
the county agents; and 136,573 bush
els of improved seed were sold for
2,241 farmers, this doing much to.
promote wide distribution and- use
of improved varieties of seed^of the'
different farm crops grown in this
\ The Farmer Cannot Buy.
We are experiencing hard times
because the farmer cannot buy this
season. Politicians are complaining
of the "Agricultural Bloc" in the
senate. One has gone so far as to in
troduce a bill forbidding member
ship in such a bloc under heavy pen
alties. Fears are expressed that the
persistence of unrelieved conditions
in the agricultural communities, and
the effects pf these conditions on our
industrial communities, will at the
next election make votes against the
party in power.
The farmer cannot buy because he
is busy paying for things which he
bought last year at exorbitant prices
and in liquidating loans which he
contracted during 1920, when there .
seemed to be no limit to the rise of
prices for his products. So the far
mer cannot become an active pur
chaser of the manufacturer's pro
ducts until after another harvest,
and not then unless prices improve.
.Looked at squarely, is there not
something preposterous in the exist
ing situation? The one industry which
has kept its production at normal
finds itself in the greatest embarrass
ment! The farmer did not curtail. His:
operations in the spring 1921. His
fields were as fertile and extensive
as ever. He owned his equipment and
the supply of labor had even been
augmented and improved by employ
ment conditions in the cities which
had brought his sons back to the
farm. He stopped talking and went
to work; but he succeeded only in
cutting the price for his products in
Plainly, there can be no business
revival until agricultural prices im
prove. Summing up the report of the
Joint Commission of Agriculture In
quiry appointed by Congress early
in the summer, President Harding, in
his message finds it "rather shock
ing ... . that 9,000,000 bales of cot
ton will actually be worth more to
the producer than 13,000,000 bales
would have been, and that 700,000,
000 bushels of wheat will bring more
money than a billion bushels." And
he adds that "such a condition is sure
to indict the social system which
makes it possible."
Professor David Friday, of the
University of Michigan, while recog
nizing that the farmer is right in his
assertion of an inter-dependence be
tween the purchasing power of the
agricultural community and the sales
of the manufacturer, suggests that
it is not so certain that causation be
gins at the agricultural end.
So Professor Friday comes to the
conclusion that the restoration of
presperity in this country depends
on an improvement in the European
situation-an improvement impos
sible with out American help. "The
American farmer and the American
manufacturer depend upon each oth
er. But the American farmer is tied
to the European price level by the
fact that he produces for export."
The strange thing is that neither
President nor Professor seem to
realize that the outstanding feature
of the economic system which the
situation indicts is the gold-based
monetary mechanism that lends it
self to the juggling of gamblers in
values at the expense of honest pro
ducers, both agricultural and man
ufacturing.-The Dearborn Inde
nov To <ilve Quinine To Children.
PEBRHJNE Is the trade-mark name given to an
improved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas
ant to take and does cot disturb the stomacH
Children take lt and never know li ia Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
Uike ordinary Quinine. Does not nucleate noi
cause nervousness nor ringing in the bead. Trj
lt the next time you need Quinine for any pur
Jose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. Th*
(?une F?fimiNB is blown in fettle. 35
Would Restrict Cotton
Senator Wells of Edgefield intro
duced a concurrent resolution in the
senate yesterday instructing South
Carolina representatives in congress^
to introduce and pass, if possible a
bill prohibiting . the planting and
growing of cotton in the United
States, except every other year, for
four years beginning next year. This
bill would eradicate the boll weevil
in South Carolina, Senator Wells be
The resolution is as follows:
"Whereas, the boll weevil pest is
now destroying annually in the Unit
ed States possibly $200,000,000
worth of cotton and probably costing
a like sum in extra labor and expense
in producing cotton now under boll
weevil conditions, and
"Whereas, the federal govern
ment and the state governments of
the cotton growing states have to
gether spent millions of dollars to de
stroy this pest, and
"Whereas, no effective remedy has
been found and this annual loss must
continue if cotton . is continuously
grown from year to year, and
Whereas, it appears that the boll
weevil can only be propagated in the
; Squares and bolls of cotton and the
life of a boll weevil can never exceed
Now, therefore, be it resolved by
the senate, the house of representa
tives concurring, That the general as
sembly of the state of South Caro
lina does hereby request and instruct
our representatives in congress to in
troduce and pass, if possible, a bill
in congress to prohibit the planting
and growing of any cotton at all in
the United States, except every other
year,- for four years, beginning with
the year 1923."-The State.
Why Nitrogen is so Important.
Clemson College, Jan. 16.-The
living substance, both in plants and
animals, is a jelly-like material call
ed protoplasm. It is a mixture of sub
stances which are so complicated in
themselves and are in such compli
cated . relations among themselves
that no chemist, biologist, or any
other scientist has yet been able to
identify more than a few of them
with certainty. The difficulties can
perhaps be better appreciated by re
membering that the unit of life, the
cell, is in cases so small that it takes
several hundred or thousand of them
together to be visible to the naked
eye; and yet the protoplasm of each
cell exhibits the same complexity as
shown by the largest mass.
A few things are known with cer
tainty about protoplasm, however,
and one of these is that in plants at
least, whatever else may be present
or absent, iron, magnesium, calcium,
potassium, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen,
sulphur, prosphorus, and nitrogen
are always present and are necessary
to normal growth. Of these sub
stances green plants obtain carbon
from the carbon dioxide in the air.
All other food materials are obtained
in former articles, certain lowly
plants can use atmospheric nitrogen.
Aside from water, a goodly pro
portion of the living substance "s
compised of protein. In fact, there
is good evidence that this protein
makes up the framework of proto
plasm, and that many of the pecu
liar properties of the living tissue
are due to its presence. Now, the
most distinctive feature of the pro
tein, as compared with many other
organic substances, 'is that it con
tains considerable amounts of nitro
gen and smaller amounts of sulphur
in'addition to those elements which
all organic substances contain. Ni
trogen, then, is an essential element
of the make-up of the living sub
Nitrogen also enters into the com
position of a number of products of
the nature of excretions of secre
tions which have a marked stimula
ting or poisonous effect on living tis
sue. Some of these substances have
an important use in regulating the
development of many plants and ani
mals, say the bacteriologists and soil
Nitrogen, one of the essential ele
ments of all living tissue, is perhaps
the most abundant of 'them all. How
ever, the greater part of it is lacked
up in the air in a form which is not
available for any but a few kinds of
organisms. To become available it
must be combined (or "fixed") with
some other element. When so cap
tured and put into the soil it tends
always to escape in one way or an
other and eventually to get back in
to the-air. The amount in an avail
able form, therefore, is always lim
ited, and it is thus the highest priced
element which farmers have to buy
for fertilizer or feed. The cheapest
way to secure it, both for feed and
for fertilizer, is to grow legumes
and the best way to conserve it h
to keep something growing on the
land- continually, to keep the soil
busy with a crop all the time.
WIRE FOR FENCING POULTRY
Two-inch Mesh ls Most Commonly
Used and Can Be Purchased
at Moderate Price.
(Prepared- by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Wire netting, two-inch mesh, is com
monly used for fencing poultry yards
and can be bought at a moderate price.
Where several runs are adjoining,
three-fourths of an inch or one-inch
mesh wire should be used at the bot
tom to a height of two to two and one
half feet to keep the males from fight
ing one another.
The height of the fences should be
regulated^)/ the variety of fowls. The
heaviest breeds, like the Brahmas, may
be restrained by a four-foot fence, and
Variety of Fowls Should Regulate
Height of Fence.
most of the other breeds can be kept
In by a six-foot fence. Hamburgs and
Leghorns may be kept in the yards by
clipping the flight feathers on one
wing. Gates should be provided in
order to permit access from one yard
to the next
If convenient, Ii is well to have dou
ble yards, for then one may rotate
green crops. The yards may be sown
to oats, wheat, or rye, and while the
fowls are using one yard the green
feed in the other can be getting a
When the yards are to be on only
one side of the house, they should be
on the south side In order that the
fowls may have the benefit of the first
dry ground in early spring. It not in
frequently happens that In localities
where snow Js abundant the ground
on the south side is dry many days ,
before that on the north side.
If the yards are to be In permanent
sod and are to furnish green feed for
the fowls, 70 to 80 square feet should
be allowed for each bird, poultry spe
cialists in the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture say. If part of
the green feed is to be otherwise pro
vided for, and the yards used mainly
for exercise grounds, 35 to 40 square
feet per bird will be sufficient.
Shade of some kind should be pro
vided, and this can often be ad
vantageously furnished by planting
fruit trees (such as pears, plums, cher
ries, and apples) in the yard.
GRIT SUPPLY IS ESSENTIAL
Material Takes Place of Teeth in. Pre
paring Fowl's Food for Fur.
Grit is essential to the health of
fowls and to economy in feeding. Grit
takes the place of teeth in preparing
the feed for further digestion and is
required for the proper preparation
of feed in the gizzard. When the feed
is not properly taken care of In this
organ, an undue strain is thrown on
the fowl's system, often resulting in
disease and also allowing much of the
nutriment to pass through the bird's
body without being absorbed. In
every pen or yard a box of grit should
be kept. Recent investigators have
asserted that grit is a part of the
necessary feed of a flock, giving the
fowls strong bones and a bright plum
Ordinarily, the hen does not con
sume enough lime to form the shells
of eggs, if she is laying abundantly,
unless something besides the ordinary
grain feeds is accessible to her. Oy
ster shells are very good for this pur
pose. A box of crushed shells may be
placed before the fowls, allowing them
to eat fat will. Old mortar and fine
gravel are also useful in supplying
lime, say poultry specialists of the
United States Department of Agricul
Charcoal readily absorbs gases, Im
purities, and acids, and thus acts as a
corrective when the stomach ls sour
and digestion has been ^inpaired.
GREEN DUCKS IN BIG DEMAND
Vast Market Waiting to Be Developed
for Fowls Throughout ?Most of
There is a vast market for "green
ducks" walting to be developed
throughout most of the country and
the man or woman who takes the
trouble tit develop it need riot fear be
ing unable to sell all that can be pro
Notice is hereby 'given that the"
firm of Yonce & Mooney of Edge
field, S. C., was dissolved January 1,
1922 and the undersigned will not. be
responsible for any debts contracted
in. the name of the said firm.
W. P. YONiCE,.
Edgefield, S. C.
January 3, 1922.
Beat the boll weevil with big type
Poland Chinas. I am offering bred
sows, bred and open gilts, service
boars, prices reasonable. Also shoats
for next year's meat. 10 cents per
pound if taken at once.
?. S. MILLER,
i Trenton, S. C.
WANTED: Salesmen with car to
call on dealers with a low priced 6,
000 mile fabric and and 10,000 mile
cord tire. $100.00 a week with extra
UNIVERSAL TIRE & RUBBER CO.
Michigan City, Indiana.
I Auditor's Notice For Return of
Personal Property and
All persons owning property, both
real and personal, or in any capacity,
as husband, guardian, executor, ad
ministrator or trustees are required
to make returns of the same to the
Auditor under oath within the time
mentioned below and the Auditor is
required by law to add a penalty of
50 per cent, to all property that is
not returned on or before the 20th
dpy of February in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable
polls. The 50 per cent, penalty will
!be added for failure to make re
For the convenience of tax pay
ers, I or my representative will be at
the following appointed places on the
dates mentioned to receive tax re
Lewis Clark's Store, Thursday,
Trenton, Tuesday, January 24.
The office will be open to receive
returns from first day of January till
the 20th day of February, 1922, as
prescribed by law.
J. R. TIMMERMAN,
Auditor, E. C., S. C.
WANTED: Salesman with ca:r ca
pable of earning $150.00 per week
and able to manage salesmen in this
district. 10,000 mile cord tires at'
lowest price. This is a rare opportu
nity for a producer.
SMITH ONE HEAT SYSTEM,
1106 S. Michigna Ave.,
Eyes scientifically examined and
I glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
By virtue of distress warrant is
sued to me by E. S. Johnson, land
lord of Edgefield, S. C., I have levied
upon and taken the goods, wares and
merchandise, and store fixtures and
other chattels of the Chero Cola Bot
tling Company by W. F. McMurrain,
ms.nager, as contained in the stare
house occupied by the said tenant at
Edgefield, S. C., which I shall sell at
public auction in front of said ;tore
house at Edgefield, S. C., on the 26
day of January, 1922 at ll o'clock
Terms of sale Cash. Itemized list
of goods and fixtures can be seen at
office of C. T. Burnett, Attorney,
and at my office.
W. R. SWEARINGEN,
Sheriff Edgefield Co., S. C.
Edgefield, S. C.
January 11th, 1922.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler
Works and Mill Supply
Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
Shingle Mill, Machinery Supplies and
Repairs, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers,
Grate Bars, Pumps, Pipe, Valves and
Fittings, Injectors., Belting, Packing
Hose, etc Cast every day.
GASOLINE AND ' KEROSENE
Pumping, Wood Sawing and Feed