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List of Awards of Prizes at the
Best exhibit of chrysanthemums,
each a different variety; 1st prize,
Mrs. Lizzie Cogburn; 2nd prize, Mrs.
M. B. Tucker.
Finest collection of white chrysan
themums: 1st prize, Mrs. M. E. Tuck
er; 2nd prize, Mrs. Lizzie Cogburn.
Best collection of pink chrysanthe
mums: 1st prize, Miss Annie De
Loach; 2nd prize, Mrs. Lizzie Cog
Best collection of yellow chrysan
themums: 1st prize, Mrs. M. B. Tuck
er; 2nd prize, Mrs. Lizzie Cogburn.
Best single white chrysanthemum:
1st prize, Mrs. M. B. Tucker; 2nd
prize, Miss Annie DeLoach.
Best single pink chrysanthemum:
1st prize, Miss Annie DeLoach; 2nd
prize, Mrs. M. B. Tucker.
Best single yellow chrysanthe
mum: 1st prize, Mrs. Lizzie Cogburn;
2nd prize, Miss Annie DeLoach.
Best single _ Japanese chryaanthe
mum: 1st prize, Miss Sophie Dobson;
2nd prize, Miss Sarah Collett.
Finest two on one stem: 1st prize,
Mrs. M. B. Tucker; 2nd prize, Miss
Best collection of dahlias: Mrs. M.
Best collection of roses: 1st prize,
Miss Ethel DeLoach; 2nd prize, Mrs.
J. D. Kemp.
Finest Boston fern: 1st prize, Mrs.
R. A .Marsh; 2nd prize, Mrs. P. P.
.Finest Ostrich Plume fern: 1st
prize, Mrs. R. C. Padgett; 2nd prize,
Mrs. A. E. Padgett.
Finest Asparagus Plumosa fern:
1st prize, Mrs. A. E. Padgett; 2nd
prize, Mrs. J. D. Kemp.
Finest Maiden Hair fern: 1st
prize, Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr.
Finest Baby Breath fern: 1st
prize, Mrs. W. H. Barling.
Fancy Work Department.
Best handkerchief, Mrs. H. C.
Best centerpiece, Mrs. J. C.
Best crochet centerpiece, Mrs. L.
Best colored centerpiece, Miss Nel
Best baby dress, Mrs. H. C. Mitch
Best silk underskirt, Mrs. F. H.
Best knitted sweater, Mr. Shields
Best knitted sweater (by child)
Miss Dorothy Marsh.
Best silk quilt, Mrs. Mallie Dorn.
Best baby cap, Mrs. J. G. Alford.
Best embroidered gown, Miss Em
Best embroidered luncheon set,
Mr.s P. P. Blalock, Sr.
Best crocheted luncheon set, Mrs.
J. G. Edwards.
Best card table set, Mrs. Annie
Crouch Halford, Johnston, S. C.
Best pillow cases, Mrs. J. B. Ken
Best towel, Mrs. E. S. Rives.
v Best pound cake, Mrs. W. A. Byrd;
second best, Mrs. W. B. Cogburn..
Best caramel cake, Mrs. J. G. Ed
Best chocolate cake, Miss Mae
Best pan rolls, Mrs. J. G. Alford;
second best, Mrs. W. A. Byrd.
Best variety pickles, vegetables
and preserves, Mrs. W. W. Fuller.
Best blackberry jelly, Mrs. J. W.
Best apple jelly, Miss Eliza Mims.
Best grape jelly, Miss Grace Dob
Best cucumber pickle, Mrs. J. W.
Best sweet pickle, Miss Grace
Best biscuits, Miss Sarah R. Col
SAMSON E'S MEDITATIONS
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Copyntf* 1931 e> McClure ftiwipap* SynOott
Honor Roll for Edgenld High
and Graded School for
First Grade: Ethelyn Byrd, Janie
Fuller, Elizabeth Tatum, Henry
Hughes Hill, Welling La Grone, John
Nicholson, George Lynch, Margaret
Asbill, Alma Hammond, Tabbie
Kemp, Irine Harling.
Second Grade: Grady Thomas,
Earl Cogburn, Mary Koon, Edith
Quarles, Hugh Gilchrist, Henry
Quarles, William Hudgens, Rhett
Nicholson. Distinguished: Lucile Tur
ner, Annie Sue Miller, Emily Duno
Third Grade: Mary Anderson, Sal
lie Anderson, Addie Lou Covar, Sa
lina Jones, Helen Franklin, Mary Sue
Massengale, Frances Prescott, Sallie
Strom, Sybil Sharp, Albert Allen,
Richard Clark, Robert Holston,
Frank Huggins, Jr., Raymond
Fourth Grade: Roper Ouzts, Vista
Sharp, William Tatum, Hazel Cog
burn, Esther Daitch, Helen Deal,
Martha Gibson, Mary Gibson, Hettie
Jones, Ruth Kemp, Gertrude Lan
ham, Mary Lowe, Katherine Mims,
Gladys Parks, Elizabeth Posey, Essie
I Fifth Grade: Charles Byrd, T. A.
I Broadwater, Gerald LaGrone, Ernest
Bee, Lewis Strom, Margaret Allen,
Corrie Johnson, Emma Perrin Mims,
Esther Rubenstein. Distinguished:
Helen Dunovant, Mary Holmes, Ruth
Lynch, Elizabeth Nicholson.
Sixth Grade: Monroe Swearingen,
Ralph Morgan, Maggie Berry, Janie
Edwards, Bertha Bussey, Corrie
Louise Cheatham, Pauline Quarles,
Martha Stewart, Mary Lorene Town
send, Alice Hume, Maude Harling,
Elizabeth Kemp, Constance Talbert,
Mary Cantelou. Distinguished: Doro
thy Marsh, Clara Morgan.
Seventh Grade: J. R. Timmerman,
Fitzmaurice Byrd, Margaret Lyon,
Odessa Covar, Emily Talbert, Allen
Samuel, Mary Thurmond, Eleanor
Dunovant, Janie Hume, Maurice Ru
benstein, Mazie Kemp, Margie Gray,
Rudolph Davis, Herman Rubenstein,
John Nixon, Byrnes Ouzts, Tom Tim
merman, Ned Nicholson.
Eighth Grade : Frances Wells, June
Nicholson, Effie Allen Lott: Distin
guished: Charlton Talbert, Margaret
Strom, Martha Thurmond.
Ninth Grade: Claude Bartley. Dis
tinguished: Elizabeth Timmerman.
Tenth Grade: Nat Herlong, Fred
Salter, James Day, Robert Strom,
Sydney Wright, Mary Marsh. Dis
tinguished, Felicia Mims, Mae Rives.
Eleventh Grade: Isabelle Byrd,
Elnita Harvey, Mary Lyon, Elizabeth
Lott, Sara Reeves, Ethelbert Padgett,
Mill School: Odinia Franklin, Ed
ward Nelson, Lyndall Pruitt, Maggie
Lee Turner, Joe Van Buren, Elzis
Berry, Janie Clark, Elmer Hall, Ruth
Nelson, Helen Padgett, Fred Stalcup
and C. B. Wilkerson.
1 Card of Thanks.
We take this meaans of express
ing our sincere appreciation tc our
neigrbors and friends for their sym
pathy and thoughtful kindness dur
jing the illness and death of our be
? loved mother. We shall never forget
,the many acts of kindness and hold
ourselves ready to reciprocate a-,: any
Mrs. J. H. WEST.
Do the right thing at the right time
Act quickly in time of danger.
In time of kidney danger, Doan's
Kidney Pills are most effective.
Plenty of Edgefield evidence of
J. W. Reel, grocer and butcher,
Penn and Main Sts., Edgefield, says:
"My trouble was mostly with my
back. My kidneys were sore and
pains across my back bothered me
considerably. If I lay too long on my
back at night, my kidneys began to
ache and mornings I felt tired and
stiff. My kidneys were congested and
did not act freely enough. Knowing
of Doan's Kidney Pills, I used them
and they cured me. I am glad to say
I have not been troubled since."
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mr. Reel had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
All persons are hereby warned not
to hunt on land owned or controlled
A. S. J. MILLER.
11-15 tf .
FOR RENT: Three desirable rooms
in residence near high school, elec
tric lights, windows screened, privi
leges of bath room. Apply to
J. L. MIMS.
Best Varieties of Fruit.
Clemson College, Nov. 14.-What
are the best varieties of fruits for
South Carolina? To answer this
question now so often being asked,
Prof. C. C. Newman, Chief of the
Horticulture Division, has prenared
the .following lists and notes. He sug
gests that orders be placed early as
the demand this season is very great.
Mamie Ross, Carmen, Belle of Geor
gia, Elberta, Chinese ,Cling. This list
is given in order of maturity and
will give a succession of fruit from
June 1 to August 15. Belle of Geor
gia and Elberta are the two varieties
planted most extensively for carlot
Plums-The plum is a very impor
tant fruit for home use and local,
market and should be planted more
generally. We recommend Red June,
Shiro, (Early Gold), Abundance.. '
Apples-early summer varieties,
-Liveland, Early Harvest, Red
June. Summer varieties-Yellow
Horse, Kinnard. Winter varieties
Delicious, Staymen, ; Winesap, Ter
ry's Winter, Rome Beauty, Yates.
The Piedmont region is well adapted
to growing apples, provided they are
planted on rich soil and given prope?:
attention. Apples should be grown
commercially in some sections of
Western South Carolina. The Deli
cious, Staymen, and Winesap are
recommended for commercial plant
Pears-Pears have not proven
profitable commercially because the
trees are subject to blight. The
Keiffer seems to be more blight-re
sistant than any other.
Cherries-Early Richmond, Black
Tartarian, Montmorency, Morello.
Pecans.-Stuart, Schley, Money
maker. There are other varieties
that 'have proven to be well adapted
to certain sections of the South, but
the three mentioned are recommend
ed for planting in this state.
Figs-Celeste, Lemon, Brunswick,
Magnolia. The Celeste is decidedly
the best fig for the Piedmont region
as it is more hardy than any other
variety. However, when the Lemon,
Brunswick and Magnolia are planted
in protected places they are seldom
seriously injured by cold.
Grapes-The grape is one of our
most dependable fruits, the crop
rarely being injured by frost. Grapes
should be planted more extensively
for local market as well as for ship
ping in carlots to the Eastern mar
kets. Bunch varieties-Moore's Ear- .
ly, Lucile, Niagara, Delaware, Con
cord, Ives. Muscadine ty|>ei-Scup-.-i
pernong, Eden, James, Flowers. The
Flowers is a very late grape and will
hang on the vine in good condition
until very late in October.
Blackberries.- Eldorado. While
there are many other good varieties,
the Eldorado has given best results
in our trials.
Dewberries-Lucretia is decidedly
the best variety.
Raspberries. - When raspberries
are planted on a northern or western
slope on very rich soil and mulched
with straw or leaves, good results
will be obtained. The following va
rieties hav proven best in our trials:
Cuthbert, Greeg, Cumberland.
Strawberries.-For extra early
berries plant the Excelsior; for main
season the Lady Thompson and
Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair Asbell of
Ridge Spring spent Sunday in the
home of Mr. J. E. Timm?rmaan.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Clarke, Jr. of
the Long Branch section were the
spend the day guests of Mr. and Mrs.
George Rhoden Sunday.
Mrs. Bass Plunkett spent Sunday
in Johnston with her daughter, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Yonce and fam
ily spent Sundas?- near Aiken with
Misses Verner and Vera Derrick of
the Pine Grove section spent the
week-end with Misses Nelle and
Miss Myrtle Rushton, the teacher
of Plateau school spent the week-end
with her family near 'Saluda.
Messrs. George Rhoden and Price
Timmerman made a business trip to
Johnston one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rutledge motor
ed to Metter, Ga., in their new car.
They are expected to return Tues
Miss Julia Yonce of the Pine Grove
section spent Sunday here with
Misse Cleo Rhoden spent one day
last week with Misses Nora f>nd Ruth
Mr. and Mrs. Artis Woodward vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. L. A. McGee Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Price Timmerman,
Miss Sue and Mr. Frank Timmerman
made a pleasure trip to Johnston on
The Peanut's Come Back.
One of the most valuable products
of the farm today is the peanut. Ma
nipulation of markets, shipments
from abroad and kindred difficulties
have beset growers and selling agen
cies d uring the past few years, but
it now looks like the peanut is get
ting on a stable basis and riding a
high horse, at that. Prices in the Au
gusta district are quoted at hundred
dollars a ton on board cars at sta
tions on the farms. This means any
where from fifty to seventy-five dol
lars per acre return in the matter of
peanuts for the nuts aione, to say
nothing of the valuable hay.
There may be some sort of spurt
to which this may be attributed, but
truth to tell the peanut is a mighty
food product and one that is valu
able in more ways than almost any
other oil or fat producing substance.
A product of that type is bound to
ultimately become universally val
uable on a standardized basis, for thu
world wants food and comes to ap
preciate it in time. The peanut offers
the solution to the problem of hun
ger, today, just as some solution has
been provided at critical times in all
Less than a century ago people
were threatened with starvation, be
cause the great problem of harvest
ing grain-at that time wheat-had
not been solved. But the reaper came
and at the moment the world was
Hardly had that difficulty been
surmounted when transportation
problems perplexed economists and
tradesmen. But then came the rail
roads, and once again the danger of
famine was defeated..
Less than half a century ago, the
menace of hunger again overshadow
ed civilization, and corn was brought
into requisition. Corn in billions of
bushels filled the void, and its use
has been continued and expanded un
til now we have corn flour, corn meal,
corn starch, corn sugar, and such a
diversity of other corn food and
products, we wonder what further
possibility it may hold.
When corn began to fail to fill the
requirements and needs of the peo
ple, the cotton seed, previously a
waste product, came upon the scene
-cotton seed meal, cotton seed oil,
cotton seed hulls-and the food store
houses were lavishly filled with a bil
lion dollars worth or more of goods.
There came a time, just recently,
when new and more extensive re
quirement became evident and the
peanut was developed as a commerv
cial product, to fill the gap; and
though we have been hearing of Vir
ginia and NorthCarolina peanuts for
many decades, Georgia or Alabama
either, produces more peanuts than
both the first-named states combined.
However, in the face of the big
gest oat crop, the biggest peanut
crop, and the biggest potato crop on
record, with a fair yield of cotton
seed, the question of food is becom
ing predominant, and people who
study these problems are again be
ginning to ask, "Where shall we turn
The world stands, a beggar at the
door-on the threshold of civilization
-naked and hungry, while the great
problems of the ages offer the old
challenge to those who would con
quer them. And what shall be the
answer to the question^ of centuries,
concerning food and raiment? Is
there any other answer than this?
"Beat the swords into plough
shares, and the spears into pruning
hooks," and grow crops that will
feed and clothe humanity the world
FOR SALE: 3,000 stalks of Rib
bon Cane for planting, from ZVa to
6 feet high, at 2 cents per stalk. Ap
pi> '.o Jack Hamilton on Mr. J. R.
Cantelou's farm, Edgefield, S. C.
We can supply farmers with seed
wheat, Texas, Appier and Fulghum
oats at reasonable prices.
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE CO.
Shipments received weekly, and we
keep it- *
On Ice-Always Fresh
CHAS. F. BIRD & CO.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
APE EXPERT MONEY TESTER
Said to Be Impossible to Fool Animals
of Siam With , Any Counter
The people of Slam are very fond
of keeping monkeys of various kinds
as pe^s. Owing to their close associ
ation with human beings, these crea
tures become very intelligent.
One of the most remarkable things
that these monkeys can do is to test
money. In Siam there is a large
amount of counterfeit money, perhaps
more than in any other country in the
world. As a consequence, the lot of
the merchant is a difficult one. They
have, however, surmounted the trou
ble to a large extent by making use
of apes to test the coins. Sitting by
the side of each merchant is to be
seen a solemn-faced ape. Every piece
of money handed to his master is at
once given to the ape. The animal
tests the coin with his teeth. If it
is good, he throws it into the money
box; if it be bad he flings it to the
The strange part about the busi
ness is that no white person has yet
been able to discover how the apes
tell the good money from the bad. The
merchants politely refuse to explain
how the creatures are trained to carry
out this useful office. The only sure
thing about the ?ffair is that the apes
never make a mistake.
STATUES THAT HOLD SPIRITS
Buddhists Firmly Believe That Souls
of Long Departed Sanes Are
Present in images.
Marco Polo, the celebrated Venetian
traveler, with his two uncles, was the
first European to travel in China. In
the gilded statue erected to his memory
in Soo-Chow, China, the Chinese be
lieve his spirit still resides. Accord
ing to Chinese superstition, a fly or
spider is the means by which the
spirits of the dead are coaxed back
to earth to occupy their statues. Five
hundred similar statues, life size, line
the walls of a dimly lighted room in
the Buddhist temple of that ancient
city. They contain the spirits of the
sages they represent, devout Buddhists
A spirit Is unable to enter a statue
unless another and freshly liberated
spirit ls there to receive it, say the
priests. Through a door in the back
of a new statue, therefore, a spider or
fly is introduced. The door Is then
sealed and the Insect ls left to smother.
Its spirit, fluttering about inside the
statue, is taken possession of by the
soul of the long-departed sage. Marco
Polo was brought back in this way,,
the priests say. Worshipers burn In
cense before the statue and seek com
munion with the spirit of the allen who
dwelt so long in China, and even ruled
as governor of one of the provinces.
Story of the High Heel.
The high-heeled shoe was intro
duced in the Middle ages, when both
men and women took to it.
Man, however, soon found that he ,
could not live a man's life and do a '
man's work while wearing high heels,
and so resumed his low-heeled shoes,
leaving high heels to the ladles, with
whom they have always been popu
The modern high heel is, in its way,
a triumph of art, being of wood, which 11
is lighter than leather and keeps Ita '
sfrape. The heel contains a spring,
which adds to the grace of its wear
er's walk. As the Instep is raised the
figure is thrown slightly forward, and
a pronounced elegance is the result.
But It most be admitted the high heels,
though improving the appearance, do
not always Improve tht physique of,
their wearers, and are frequently
the cause of Ill-health.
Louis Hennepin, a French Recollet '
friar, missionary and traveler In North '
America, was born at Ath, in Flanders," 1
about 1640. He embarked for Canada ]
and arrived in Quebec In 1675. Be- |
tween that period and 1682 he ex.
plored the regions afterwards called
Louisiana, and, returning to Europe,
published an account of his researches. ]
The geographical portions of his worki ,
are feeble, but they present much In
terest as descriptions of the mannen
of the aboriginal races which the au
thor visited. He died in Utrecht
Chinese Have Fondness for Birds. 1
In addition to using birds and theil j
nests as food, the Chinese keep birds
as pets. Their fondness for birds li 1
one of the most pleasant features ol .
their national character. Birds furnish '
them with much amusement. j
Several kinds of bird pets are taughl ,
to catch seeds thrown Into the ali .
after jumping from perches held la i
the hand. Except In winter, one can
always see people going into the opea
country early In the morning with
taelr pets, to catch grasshoppers ta
fi?ed them, and to teach their pets new .
Balked at Wearing Old Costumes.
At Princess Mary's costume ball no
one could be found to represent th?
fashion between 1880 and 1900, In th?
fashion parade. They were so uglj
that no one would wear them ! Crino
lines were there, and other eccen
trlcitles of fashion before and aftei
that period, but that time of bustles
foil and heavy trimmings, big sleeves
and ridiculous hats were voted out al
together; they were not even consld
ered funny or quaint enough to b?
given a place in the procession.-Lon
tual insurance Asso
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Our Association is cow licensed
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Residence Pbone 87
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