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EDGEFIELD, S. C.. 7/EDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 1910 RULES ARE SUG FOR THE Important Announcement IM Boys Who Will Join i More boy farmers in South Caro lina are interested in the growing of corn than eyer before in the his tory of the state. Over 1,000 young men will take part in the boy's corn club work and clubs have been or ganized in many of the counties of | the state. The growing of corn by the corn clubs is educational in its nature and is a part of the state de-j partment of education. < The United States department of ! education has issued the following ' tentative plans for the corn club' work in this state: Tt i? worth while to get a boy to form a good purpose and work per sistently toward its accomplish ment. If a number of boys can be induced to strive for the same goal, with a spirit of friendly rivalry which stimulates observation, study, industry and economy, then th good results will be increased many j foid. Such is the plan of the boys'1 corn j clubs in the farm demonstration , work. In order to get the best re- j suits it is not only necessary to get the boys to unite their efforts, but it is also essential that other vital I forces in the county co-operate. One of the strong features about the demonstration work is that it is co operative. So in the boys' depart ment we frequently find the county superintendent of education and teachers, the demonstration agents, the business men, the newspapers and the parents giving aid and sup port. Wh.-ire this work is being intro duced in a county, the county su perintendent of education and teach ers can reach the boys in all sec tions of the county more quickly and more effectively than any ot li er agency. The superintendent can ex plain the plan to the teachers, and they can explain it to th? b>ys and secure the names of air boys who uill agree to plantone acre of corn. It is best to begin with corn. It is a fino subject for study, and our people need to raise more corn in order to be prosperous and inde pendent. After this is don3 a masting of all bovs interested should ba hsld a: the Is the Only Di ad The mos Wonderful Inventioi Of The Age P. N. LOTT, VESTED : CORN CONTEST [ade For Edgefield County the Boys' Corn Club. court house for the purposes of or ganization and instruction. Such meeting should be held as early in the season as possible so that every boy may have time for proper preparation of soil ar d selection of seed. For the first year it has been found advantageous to see that first class seed are furnished to all of the boys alike. After that each boy should select and breed his own seed. Whenever a special agent of the United States department ot agriculture is located in a county it will be found that he will gladly help.in giving instructions and ad vice in regard to the agricultural part of the work, either to the comi ty club or to local groups of boys whom he may meet in his rounds over the county. - Circulars ard Bulletins. Just as soon as the names of all of the boys are as embled by the county superintendent of education, duplicate lists should bc sent to Dr. S. A. Knapp, Washington, D. C., H'ho has charge of the farmers' co operative work. These boys will from time to time receive circulars of instructions and information in regard to preparation, fertilization, cultivation, seed selection, etc. These circulars furnish excellent, subject matter for discussion at* a club meeting or for a lesson in school. They also lead to further study of farmers' bulletins and books. A boy will profit from such j lessons, discussions and books be cause lie is making practical appli . cation of tha principles taught. HJ 'learns scientific agriculture because he needs it and not because it is ; scientific. Rules and Awards. It is not necessary to have many rules. A few regulations, however, are necessary in order to prevent misunderstanding. It is well for the boys ti) elect chair own president, vice-president, secretary and treas urer. Some clubs have badges of membership in the shape of a but ton with the name of the club, name of the county and state, and the year printed or ?mgravwd upon it. The following rules might bs adopted by a club, with such modi OXYE uctive Instrument Ti States Gc Johnston, S. C. Inc New fications and additions as may be j found necessary: j 1. Boys joining: clubs and enter ing: contests must be under 18 years of age. 2. No boy shall contest for a ; prize unless he becomes a member of a club. 3. The members of the clubs must agree to read the instructions of the demonstration work. 4. Each boy must plan his own crop and do own work. 5. Exhibits must be delivered to the county superintendent of educa tion by October 16. The amount of the yield and the method of measurement must be certified by each boy and attested by at least two disinterested wit nesses, who shall be satisfactory to the county supe intendent. 7. In awarding prizes the follow ing basis shall be used: (a) greatest yield per acre, 30 per cent; (b) best 10-ear exhibit, 15 per cent; (c) best written account showing history of crop and all expenses, 25 per cent, (d) best showing of profit on invest ment, 3U per cent. Experts from agricultural colle ges and departments of agriculture and leading farmers should be in vited to act as judges and also to give talks on corn judging and seed selection. In estimating profits uniform prices should be used, for instance: $.3 per acre for rent, 10 cents per hour for thu work of each boy, and 5 cents por hour for each horse. Fairs and Imbibing. Where there is a county fair the boys' exhibit should ba shown there. If no fair should bc held in a county, the boys' exhibit should b? collect ed in the court house or aovad other public place easy of access. A good exhibit by a boys' club may lead to the establishment of a county fair. Exhibits by local clubs at school houses stimulate the work and give fine opportunities for gen eral instruct tm Although thu clubs may start wit h corn, thc develop ment naturally lea-Is to exhibits of other farm and garden crops. Results. The object of the bovs' demon stration work is the same as that among me.i, ..namely, better methods -, of for.nojiigian^ : of the boys in tue clubs who begin i to study agriculture in this way will continue the study in the agricul tural colleges, others will continue . such efforts on their farms, and all I0N0R ested and Endorsed >vernment. i sickness is alike to Oxydonor. It appli id timely use, you are revitalized by Oxyg ital necessity, and when plenty is instills orce to overcome disease, no matter what ital organ is destroyed. Dxygenation of the whole organism reach ll this is simply the operation of a naturi mysterious about it. Hundreds have b< rights disease, Rheumatism, Sciatica, (Mt luble, Catarrh, Indigestion, Dysentary, Li Bronchitis, Dropsy, Ulcers, Tumers, Ab: Liver, Kidney, and Bladder diseases. , Colds, Headaches, Appendicitis, Paral, n, and all acute diseases. )S $10, 815, $25 and $30. ] in every community, good be furnishei Mgr. for Dr. H. of therri will make more useful and more efficient citizens. From tha pleasant and profitable experience of owning and managing their small plats they will develop into inde pendent, intelligent farmers. The j country needs such a citizenship, and such a lifo' offers and will offer great opportunities for some years. The professions are crowded and ?the wage-earn?rs must pay high prices fortheriecassities of life. Thc j wise and judicious producer can en joy health, wealth and contentment. The question is1 how many boys can be reached and'. influenced thus to succeed. O.. B. Martin, Assistant in Charge Boys' Demon stration Work. Advice to Yourie Lawyer. The judge's son had just finished his course in lav and came home triumphantly, witn his sheepskin in a fine frame. Thc old judge turned to his son ; wi tlf.. some wholesome advice. 1 My son, when you have a case in court and your opponent ha? the law on his side you must talk facts, and when he has the facts on his side yon must talk law." The young man sat and pondered awhile and then asked: ''Father, what must a fellow do when his oppo I nent has both the law and the facts on his side?" The judge looked wise and replied, -'Just talk around and around, my son.'' Farm Wastes. We tremble for the woman who would leave a 850 sewing machine ont in the yard without protection. Should be the defendant in a di vorce suit before the sun could set on the man's wrath. And yet lmn dreds'of men are just that careless with machines that cost even more. Expensive mowers, binder? and threshers can be seen in the fence corners or open corn field in most any week in . the year. Tim ! ravages of rust arid weather send 'them to thc scrap heap before they should ?how signsjof-serious wear. Bnt for the., fact ,that we are the most pr? speroiuB people on earth we would be bjmkggipted by our own prodigality inside^Vof five years. Monroe. Count; For Sale. Pony suitable for n. child, at a bargain. J. H. Cantelou. by the United Endorsed by leading Physicians md Scientists. te es to all cases. By its right jen from the air. Oxygen is a i into the body, it gives Vital the disease is. so long as no es and remedies all ailment, d law, and nothing unreason 3en cured of Nervous Prostra ?scular and Inflamatory.) Stom ang trouble, Erysipelas, Dyph scesses, Spinal disease, Blood All fevers, Pneumonia La ysis, diseases of women and Local agents wanted references must ? te? Saehe Co., JOHNSTON ^LETTER. Mrs. Payne Better, Building Boom Continues. Mrs. Zeh ner Spoke in Me thodist Church. Mrs. J. W. Payne, who has been in failing health for the past few months, suffered from a stioke of paralysis 'ast week, her right side being the affected part, and for several days was in a critical state. She is considered much better at this time. Mrs. Judith Douglas, of States boro, N. C., has been on a visit to friends here. Several years ago she made her home here with her moth er Mrs. Pollock. Mr. Fletcher Wright has rented the Mark Toney farm, and moved his family into what was the home stead, a few days ago. Mrs. John 0. Gough, of Atlanta, Ga., was the guest of friends here last week. j Mr. J. L. Walker, who has been ill for the past month with pneumo nia, is able to be out again. Dr. Frank Williams, of Sumter, ' spent a few days of last week here with friends. Mrs. Adeline C. Zehner spoke in the Methodist church on Tuesday evening last in interest of temper ance. About a Wiek ago she was here, and charmed her audiences, and all were delighted to hear her again. It was her 'ntention to go to Saluda on Friday and make an ad dress there, but the very inclement weather prevented. Messrs. M. T. and J. M. Turner arc both having neat cottages erect ed on their lota in Eidson park. The park is well laid off and shade trees have been set out, and is a most desirable place for residences. Miss Mary Carwile, of Newberry, is the guest of Miss Sara Waters. Mr. and Mrs. William Toney who have been here for a few days have returned to their home at North, Orangeburg county. Contractor AI. T. Turner took an automobile trip last week to North, S. C., his purpose being to view some timber which he contemplated buying. At an early date he will carry his force down totagin the Wm. Toney. Miss Leila Samraons, of Macon, Ga., is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Joseph Wright. Miss Lillie L^Grone is visiting friends in Augusta. Mr. Bruce Colemin, professor of mathematics at South Carolina University, has been visiting his sister, Miss Ethel Coleman. A GRATEFUL PATIENT. A Strong Endorsement of the Ox ydonor, the All Healing De vice. Johnston, S. C., Jan. 24, 1910 Dr. H. Sanche Co., 489 5th Ave, New York. N. Y. Dear Sirs: Your manager, Mr. P. N. Lott, called at my house a xew days ago to deliver an Oxydonor purchased for my daughter. She wanted it for constitutional treat ment, however, when Mr. Lott came he found me in bed very sick with LaGrippe. My head, joints and mus cles all seemed to ache at once; ray nausea was so great 1 could not hold my head up, and my bowels and kidneys were in a bad fix. After ap plying the little instrument as di rected, iii a short time I was perfect ly easy and slept soundly. On wak ing I took the Oxydonor off for awhile and applied again that night, feeling very comfortable. Next morning 1 was well. I ate my break fast and went to my business. My daughter is now improving, having discarded all medicine, feel II)?.: better than she has for quite a ame. I certainly believe that dia .1 action will revolutionize the meth od of treating sick people and will be a panacea for all human ills. I heartily recommend it to thc afflict ed public. (Signed) J. B. Odom, Postmaster Easily Pleased. Emerson: There's nothing like single blessedness! Waters : What? This sounds strange from a happily married man. Emerson: I know. But I was very much afraid that the doctor was going to say "twins" last night. "Look here, doctor, how much are you going to charge me for this operation?" "Oh, you've got enough to worry you now, without facing that." Life. BARBAROUS LAW. Hon. C. C. Featherstone De nounces Law Permitting Tear ing of Her Children From Mrs. Ti Iman. Special to The State. Laurens, Feb. 12.-Deepest inter est is manifest here in the bill now before the house in reference to the right of the father to deed, without the consent of the ir jther, away the custody ?:f children. C. C. Featherstone was asked to day if he cared to express an opin ion on the bill of Senator Graydon now before the general assembly, which seeks to restrict the statute under which Senator Tillman is en deavoring to keep possession of his son's children against the wist es of their mother. Mr. Featherstone was reminded that he is a candidate for gov ernor this year and therefore might not care to express his opin ion, especially when the rights of Senator Tillman were involved. But, in reply, he said that it made no difference whatever that he is a candidate, nor whose rights were involved, that he heartily com mended the bill introduced by Sen ator Graydon and hoped it would become a law. I have always had my convic tions on matters of this kind," said Mr. Featherstone, "and have never hesitated to express them, no mat ter what the circumstances; I am unhesitatingly in favor of the bill." ;'An act which allows a father, who is admittedly incompetent to take care of his children (and little girls at that) to convey them to a third person, to the exclusion of their mother and with utter disre gard to her rights, is barbarous and unworthy the State of South Caro lina; it is enough to make the blood of every true man boil," said he. Continuing, Mr. Featherstone said : "I am truly sorry that Sena tor Tillman ever permitted himself to become a party to any such trans action; even after the deed was made, when he found that the mother wanted her babies, he ought to t have turned them? over to her ^jfeS?te??S andjVithout forc: lng her into the court?. Mr. Featherstone estated that he did not believe ihat the act now in force was ever intended to apply to such a case, but that it should nev ertheless be swept from the statute books, so as to leave no room for doubt and to prevent any mis interpretation. Already Cut Off Twice. An epileptic dropped in a fit on the streets of Boston not long ago, and was taken to a hospital. Upon removing his coat there was found pinned to his waistcoat a slip of pa* per on which was written: "This is to inform the surgeon that this is just a case of plain fit, not appendicitis. My appendix has already been taken out twice." South on Boom. All the picturesque incidents of rapid growth which are suggested by the word "boora" have been for thirty years associated with the West. For the next twenty years the South is to be the country of quickly doubling population and all the other phenomena of expansion. And, once started, the South may easily go farther than the West. It has much that the West never had: For example, coal and iron in abun dance and within a stone's throw of each other; plenty of lumber-one half of the country's remaining timber is in the Southern States; navigable streams to take advantage of the new era of water transporta tion-at the recent conservation Congress it was said that, of twen ty-six thousand milos of navigable streams in the United States, the South has twenty-three thousand. The South in all the world has a practical monopoly of one of the world's fundamental crops-sub stantially, no other country com petes with it in growing cotton. The South has a soil as rich as the West's, and much more sunshine in the course of a year. In turning its natural resources into wealth, and then iuto comfort and culture, the South has one important ad vantage over the West: The South has a good deal of money of its own to start with; practically every dol lar of the money that made the West was reckoned eight per cent on a first mortgage very reasonable, and often ran as high as fifteen. Colliers. " Tell me," requested the foreign sociologist, "what is the significance of the eagle that is shown on Ameri can money?" "It is," responded the Son of Liberty, "an emblem of its swift flight."-Harper's Monthly. I COLLIERS LETTER. Much Sickness in Neighborhood. New Residences Being Built. Mrs. Zehner's Lecture at Peace Haven. The ?evere and sadden changes in the weather have given La Grippe a strong hold on the, Collier com munity. It seems to have become an epidemic, for in almost every house-hold there is one or more sick with it. Mrs. G. D. Mims is spending this week with her daughters in Edge field. Mr. Hugh Hammond, the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Ham mond, who has been extremely ill with pneumonia, and who is still quite sick, continues to gradually improve, to the delight of his many friends. Mr. and Mrs. Mal lach i Cl egg, from near Bold Springs, have come to make the'i home with Mr. Clegg's uncle, Mr. Oscar Timmer man, near Effie. We gladly wel come these good people to our com munity. Among those who are very sick with LaGrippe are Mrs. Oliver Prince and Mi. and Mrs. W. H. McKie. Many who were quite sick with it ten days ago are convales cent now. Miss Leila Kemp, the efficient teacher of the Antioch school, was the pleasant guest of Mrs. J. N.' Griffis last Saturday and Sun day. We are sorry to learn that little Martin, the third son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McKie, has pneumo nia. Miss Pearl Dorn, of Modoc, is visiting Miss Madge Dorn this week. Maurice, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Miller, died very suddenly on the morning of the 22nd of January. At six o'clock he was to all appearances as well as usual. Mr. Miller, who is the R. F. D. mail carrier in this vicinity, went to the bed, as was his custom to bid the dear little fellow good bye before leaving home for the day, and to, his horror found him. dead. Little Maurice was five months old" and was the second son of the family to which his death has brought the greatest sorrow. The interment was made at Republican church Sunday afternoon January 24th. The young parents have the sincere sympathy of* many friends in their bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Whatley en joyed having Messrs Frank and Will Sharpton and Mesdames Ed W. Bunch and Dave Sharpton from Clark's Hill with them last Wed nesday. Mr. J. N. Griffis is haviug a com fortable little cottage built on his farm adjoining that of Mr. P. H. Bussey in which he and his family will reside for a few years, after which time Mr. Griffis expects to build a large and handsome resi dence for himself and use the cot tage for tenants. Mr. Nick Griffis from near Gil gal and Mr. Ed Walker of Modoc worshipped at Grove church last Sabbath. Miss Alpha Hammond who is at tending school at Edgetield and her sister, Miss Madge, who is a stu dent at Cedar Springs were called home two weeks ago on account of the critical illness of their brother, Mr. Hugh Hammond. Mr. H. W. McKie is having his residence near Collier enlarged and remodled.When completed it will be the handsomest home between Col lier and Augusta. The plan was drawn by Mr. G. D. Mirna, who is superintending the work. Mrs. A. C. Zehner'8 lecture at Peace Haven on the night of the 26th of January was strong and forceful and gave all present much food for thought. Last week Mr. J. L. Miller paid a visit to his children, who are with their aunt, Mrs. Jack Lott, in John ston. Mr. and Mrs. Tobe Lanham were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Miller last Saturday. The Burt plantation containing about four hundred and seventy-five acres was bought by Dr. J. N. Crafton from Mr. H. Franklin of Atlanta, Ga., last week. "Here!" shouted the railway of ficial, "what do you mean by throw ing those trunks about like that?" The porter gasped in*astonish ment, and several travelers pinched themselves to make sure that it was real. > Then ?he official spoke again : "Don't you see that you are making big dents in this concrete platform?" -Tit-Bits,