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VOL. 75.
Oldest Newspaper jin South Carolina.
Senator Tillman's Resignation
Being a Possibility, Colum
bia Record Comments
Upon His Successor.
"The almost certain resignation
of Senator B. R. Tillman
caused a considerable amount of in
teresting political gossip to be heard
here concerning his successor," says
a "Washington dispatch to the Sa
vannah Morning News. "That there
are many persons in South Carolina,
who would have no objection to
wearing the senatorial toga, if Tittf
man resigns, has been apparent for
some time, but naturally has become
more pronounced since the serious
illress of the senator.
Up to the Governor.
"Had Senator Tillman resigned
before the legislature adjourned
Saturday that body would have been
called upon to name his successor
and the new man would have held
on until next December, when con
gress will re-convene. Now, how
ever, the legislature having ended
its work and gone home, it would
be for the governor to name the
new man should a vacancy occur.
Possible Appointees.
"Without discussing the matter
with any candidate, but just from
what may be picked up here and
there among South Carolina politi
cians, who have been in Washing
ton the last day or two it is believed
that the men who would probably
be considered by Gov. Ansel or
George Johnstone of Newberry, a
member of congress several years
ago from the third district; R.
Goodwyn Rhett, present mayor of
Charleston; Lewis W. Parker of
Greenville, one of the best known
cotton mill presidents in the coun
try, and Joseph E. McCullough, a
lawyer of Greenville. In addition to
these there is J. Fraser Lyon now
serving his second term as attorney
general of South Carolina and for
mer Gov. D. C. Hey ward. All are
good strong men and would no
doubt fill the senatorial chair with
' Tho Campaign
"The nominee, whoever he might
be, would go at once into a primary
and stump the ftate during the com
ing summer.
Frank Lever.
"In the list of free-for-all candi
dates would probably be not only
some of those already mentioned
but Representative L?vcr, the sev
enth district congressman, it is be
lieved, would also make the race.
If this primary should be like those
that have been held for many years
past there might be at least half a
dozen men to seek the nomination.
"While - none of the persons
* named probably would care to dis
cuss this matter now, because Sena
tor Tillman has not yet resigned,
and, in fact, may not do so, there is
reason to believe that few of them
would decline the honor of repre
senting their state in the upper
house of congress.
lever's Seat.
"Should Mr. Lever enter the race
under the conditions named there
would ensue a scramble for his seal
in the house with the field open for
all corners. The seventh district has
many good men to choose from and
any one of half a dozen would make
a good, capable representative.
Col. ?. J, Watson.
"It is said that Commissioner F.
J. Watson, of the state department
of agriculture, is perhaps better
known for his public work than any
other man in the district and there
is a feeling that he might make the
race a lively one for his competitors
should he run.
"The whole situation is most in
teresting and while, as stated, Sena
tor Tillman has not yet resigned
and may serve out the remainder of
his term, should he decide to quit
and spend the balance of his life on
the farm, South Carolina would
have soire lively politics in the near
Will Not Resign.
Columbia, February 27.-Special:
There is a newspaper story going
the rounds sent out from Washing
ton based on what is called the 'al
most certain r?sign?t ion" of Senator
Folks at this end of the line re
gard this as a good newspaper story,
but lacking facts.
One of Senator Tillman's closest
and most intimate friends this morn
ing said that Senator Tillman had
no more idea of resigning nor had
his family than he had of flying.
Continuing the conversation this
friend said that resigning was en
tirely foriegnand incompatible with
the nature of Senator Tillman.
Senator Tillman has three years
more of service before he has to go
into another campaign if he is then
S candidats for re-election. If Sena
Petit Jury, Second Week.
W H Pardue, Trenton,
J D Quarles, Red Hill,
A B Franklin, Wards,
Bradley Hite, Johnston,
H Banks, Plum Branch,
W M McDaniel, Modoc,
W W Adams, Wise,
E. C Winn, Plum Branch,
D B Hollingsworth, Pickens,
C II Whatley, Talbert,.
W F Gibson, Johnston,
M M Padgett, Trenton,
Joe Gardner, Ropers,
T J Langston, Johnston,
S B Mays, Wise,
J B Tim merman, Ropers,
W F West, Red Hill,
Sim Clark, Ward,
W H Timmerman, B cker,
J H Courtney, Trenton,
C P White, Hibler,
J B Holmes, Red Hill,
C C Jones, Red Hill,
J L Scott, Ward,
J G Berry, Johnston,
J S Richardson, Johnston,
T B Gilchrist, Talbert,
D I Morgan, Talbert,
B Tunage, Plum Branch,
Traylor Briggs, Meriwether,
J H Kemp, Wise,
M H Lott, Ward,
J M Wright"; Pickens,
J H White, Johnston,
M W Crouch, Johnston,
A A Hall, Elmwood.
The Profitable Use' of Lime.
I would never buy the slaked lime
known as agricultural lime. One
bushel of lump lime will slake over
two bushels equal to the agricultur
al lime, or bettci. Where a guar
antee is given that the lime is for
agricultural purposes, you can get
reduced rates from the railroads.
The best plan is to haul the lime
and pile it near a branch, or where
you can get water, and then slake
it with water till it falls in a pow
der. Some put it in little piles on
the field and let it slake in rain and
dew, but I prefer the slake at once
with water. Use not over twenty
five bushels of the slaked lime per
acre. But remember that lime is
not a manure, but is used to sweet
en a?id soil, torelease potash^^
soil, ariiT t?'promote nitrification in
organic matter or humus. With a
good rotation of crops and the
growing of peas and other legumes,
yon can afford to lime once in six
years.-Progressive Farmer.
No Chance.
"Yes, dear?"
"When I get to bea big lady,
will I have a husband like papa?"
"I hope so, pet."
"An' if don't get married at all
will I be an old maid, like Aunt
"I suppose so.*'
"Oh, dear! I wish I was a boy!"
Sykes -Smith.
Sunday's Augusta Herald contain
ed the following concerning the
marriage of Mr. Lovick Smith, a
brother of S. M. Smith, Esq:
"Very cordial interest is centered
ed in the mariage of Miss Aileen
Sykes and Mr. Lovic Smith, which
will be an interesting event of Mon
day afternoon. No cards have been
sent out and there will be'no at
tendants. The ceremony will be
solemnized at St. Patrick's parson
age at three-thirty o'clock and im
mediately afterwards Mr. Smith and
his bride w ll leave on a wedding
trip. Cpon their return they will
make their home to their friends at
the Melbourne.
"Both Miss Sykes and Mr. Smith
enjoy a delightful popularity and
hey will be the recipient of many
congratulations upon this happy
Mr. Smith has been one of the
leading salesmen of J. B. White &
Co., for several years.
An Iowa girl is reported to have
gone crazy because a young man
hugged her. It is likely that nothing
of the kind happened, and that is
the reason she went crazy.- Lees
ville Newa.
Nurse (rushing in excitedly)?Mad
am, thc baby has just fallen out of
the nursery window.
Stylish mother-Horrors, and the
new cement walk hasn't had time to
"How did you enjoy the musical?"
'Oh, I applauded at the wrong
time as usual. Thought the orches
tra tuning up was a classical num
ber."-Kansas Journal.
tor Tillman then should bc in good
health it will be ample time for a
decision as to what he will do, but
three years is a long time in poli
tics and in the meanwhile it will be
justaboutas well not to figure on
Parksville Deplores McCor
mick's Loss, Law Enforce
ment Urged, Active
Literary Society.
I want to congratulate and com
pliment my youthful substitute, who
has filled my place so well; and the
girls are gracious enough to say,
better than the "old gentleman."
Mrs. Anon's birthday came the
other day. I dare not say how old,
and while she did not receive as
many presents as she deserves, she
felicitates herself, that her anniver
sary came right along with such
prominent people as Frances E. Wil
lard and Geo. Washington. Fortu
nate woman indeed is she.
Many high compliments have
been paid the Hon.Seaborn Wright's
lecture by the Parksville contingent,
who heard him on prohibition at
Edgefield some time ago. The thing
that impressed one of his hearers
more than any other one statement
was, in effect, that "the great ques
tion before the American people, to
day is a question of law enforce
ment." Indeed a spirit of lawless
ness is abroad in the land to-day.
We see it in the home; in the
school; in the church; in the county
and state; and as little as some care
to think of it, unless the Christian
manhood and womanhood of this
county buckle on the armor of law
enforcement-chaos and anarchy
will reigr :nstead, in an incredibly
short space of time. Let our officials
enforce our laws, not for the pur
pose of punishing the guilty, but for
the protection of society. We are
very lenient towards the outlaw,
but I submit, that the law-abiding
deserve some consideration and pro
tection, though it did cause some
so-called ''polished gentleman" to
wear stripes.
We of Parksville arc bowed
down with grief over the burning
of McCormick Saturday night.
Brave McCormick, plucky and beau
tiful little town, will arise from the
ashes as she did before stronger and
more.^antjfnJ, 0uTjvnapathies. ?inri \
pr?y?rs^o"1ro?;?o this generous and
brave "people ?in this hour of sad
affliction. The window of Faller &
Co, being open when the fire was
discovered leads to the suspicion
that it was burglarized and set on
There is a great deal of sickness
throughout western Edgefield con
sisting mostly of grippe and pneu
monia, the latter proving very fatal.
Nearly evory family, white and
bia'1r, has ajme sick member.
We are glad to report that the
family of Mr. E. T. Christian, all
of whom have been sick, are now
Our population looks quite fat
now, most of them at least, caused
by an epidemic of mumps. Both
post-mistresses have had mumps for
two weeks, though no one has been
able to detect it. Mumps in the im
agination, so to speak. Those who
haven't the disease suffer just the
same from fear, if not worse.
Mr. Drue M. Nixon, raised at
Clark's Hill, and whom Edgefield
feels proud to claim, spent Saturday
night and Sunday with his sister,
Mrs. L. F. Dorn. Mr. Nixon holds ;
a responsible position with Connie
Maxwell Orphanage, which he re
ports in good shape.
The W. C. T. U. presided over
by Miss Martha Dorn as president,
and Miss Sallie Parks, as secretary,
post-poned the public meeting of ,
this society which was to have been
held yesterday afternoon on occount
of so much sickness. The public
meeting will be held some Sunday
evening in the near future.
The Parksville literary society
held .its last regular meeting
last Friday evening at the residence
of Mrs. L. F. Dorn. Mr. W. W.
Fowler makes an ideal president
and the organization is doing good
work. The next meeting will be at
the home of Dr. D. A. J. Bell.
Mrs. Mamie J. Bell and her little
daughter, Martha, left home Sunday
afternoon for an extended visit to
friends and relatives at Clark's Hill
and Meriwether.
They are extremely anxious, if
they have time, to see "Weed's" new
home in the town of Meriwether.
The B. Y. P. U. last night was
well attended considering the
amount of sickness from mumps in
the community. The subject was
mercy and sympathy, both well
calculated to engage the attention.
Mr. D. A. Bell is spending this
week with the fruit barons of
Clark's Hill, viz: Judge L. G. Bell,
W. S. Middleton, H. A. Adams,
S. T. Adams, H. E. Bunch, Hill
Ryan and others, all of whom have
gotten immensely rich, in the fruit
Mr. Bell has gone down to spray
his young orchard of 1,000 trees,
and incidentally come in touch with
these wealthy gentlemen.
R o t a ti o rt Ur g 8 d.
The only hope fjir the permanent
Upbuilding of ouiy Southern lands
is through good 'rotative farming
and the feeding of live stock. We
cannot afford to keep on in the old
way scratching the soil and drib
bling a little fertilizer while the soil
grows poorer and poorer. We must
restore the humus in an economical
and business-like way, and we can
not afford to contin?e to ignore cat
tle that are the mosjeffective means
towards this hnjinns restoration.
The day is fast approaching in the
South when a mancho has farmed
his land for years, ' "and still admits
it is poor, will be looked upon as a
poor citizen, a man *who fails in his
duty to God and h?3-rcountry. We
have gone fertilizer-crazy and need
to make our farms >;anatoria for our
recovery. -Progress' ?e Farmer.
Last Thursday, at the home of
Mr. and 31 rs. Babe Fields, at Lydia,
Miss Annie May Strom and Mr.
Luther Fields were married, Rev. J.
R. T. Major ofticiajng.
Thc bride, who is [originally from
Greenwood couuty,-?As an accom
plished young lady, knd very popu
lar. She has taught. school in this
county for several; years. The
groom is a fine yonug man, and a
prosperous planter.-?Tartsville Mes
Edgefield Graded School.
Roll ol' honor for .month ending
February 25th.
6th grade: Mell Burgess.
7th grade: Claud Lyon, Gladys
Padgett, Addia Britt, Lizzie Roper.
Lizzie made the highest average,
having gotten 100 on all studies
and on deportment.
9th grade: R?sela Parker, Flor
ence Peak, Helen Tillman, Miriam
Norris, Thelma Bailey. Helen's
average was the highest in her class
Bus-to kiss.
Re-bus-to kiss ag?in.
Omni-bus-to kiss al! 'thc gi visual
the room. v. - '
-_E-.-idurrbc? u?ti*- i,i;Gii-%vj
line.-Lippincott's Magazine.
Death of Mr. Spencer.
Mr. Jerome Spencer died at the
home of his parents in Gastonia, N.
C., Monday, February 21st. It will
be remembered bj" many of our j
readers that he resided in Edgefield
for a year or more at the time his
brother erected the college building I
and a number of other buildings in
our town. While here Mr. Spencer
married Miss Mamie Samuel, who,
with a little daughter, Katie May,
survives him. We understand that
Mrs. Spencer and her little child
will make their home with the for
mer's father in Hephzibah, Ga.
"What's the matter?"
"Just quarrelled with ray wife."
"What about?"
"She said that a woman whom
we met was beautiful and I agreed
with he r."IIouston Post.
High Grade Fertilizers
Messrs. Jones & Son are selling
again this season fertilizers manu
factured by the Southern States
Phosphate and Fertilizer Company,
of Augusta. There are hundreds of
farmers in all parts of the county!
who have used their brands with the |
most satisfactory results. Messrs.
Jones & Son can supply fertilizers
for any crop, and when you use the
goods made by the " Southern
States," you can feel fully satisfied
that the contents of every sack is
true to the analysis marked upon it.
Get their prices before buying.
Killed by Falling Tree.
Andrew Perry, an aged colored
man, was killed Saturday morning
near Simmon's Ridge church, four
miles north of town, by a larjro tree
falling upon him. "Uncle'' Andrew
cut a tree the afternoon before and
it lodged against another tree. Sat
urday morning he cut the second
tree and was caught beneath the
falling trees. His lifeless body was
found by accident, the heavy trunk
having fallen obliquely across his
Practical Christianity.
"On behalf of the sewing circle
of this church," said the pastor at
the conclusion of the morning ser
vice, "I desire to thank the congre
gation for fifty-seven buttons placed
in the contribution box during the
past month. If now the philanthrop
ically inclined donors of these ob
jects will put a half-dozen under
shirts and three pairs of other strict
ly secular garments on the ?p?ate]
next Sunday morning, so that we
may have something to sew these
buttons on, wc shall be additionally
grateful."-Harper's Weekly.
Edite rial From Macon Tele
graph Giving Some Interest
ing and Significant Facts
and Figures.
The stock of money in this coun
try is today approximately $3,130
000,000. Ten years ago it was
$2, 340,000,000. This is a gain of
$790,000,000, or approximately 30
per cent.
Authoritative statistics show that
the 1909 wheat crop was 8.3 bush
els per capita, against 8.63 bushels
per capita ten years ago; the corn
crop dropped from 34.9 to 30.9
bushels per capita; the oats crop
from 12.4 to 11.1 bushels per capi
ta; the hay crop from 1 ton to 3-4 of
a ton per capita; and the number of
food animals, swine, cattle and
sheep, fell from 2.5 to 1.9 per
In the matter of meats the gov
I ernment returns issued on the 25th
of January show, under the head of
swine (hogs) that the total supplies
in 1900, of 54,000,000 fell to 47,
000,000 in 1910, a decrease of
nearly 15 per cent. Other cattle,
in 1909, 49,000,000, fell to 47,000,
000 in 1910.
The number of cattle killed un
der the inspection law in the United
States in 1907 was 7,621,717, in
1909 ithad fallen to 7,325,337; du
ring the same period there was an
increase in the number of calves
killed from 1,763,574 to 2,046,713.
The receipts of hogs at the markets
fell 13.8 per cent, from 1908 to
1909. When the panic of 1907
came on many of the farmers in
the West sold their hogs because
food was too high to feed them and
these brooding, herds have not been
In the matter of the production of
fruits, the leader and standard (be
cause it keeps longer) apples, in the
United States, have fallen from 68,
000,000 barrels in 1866 to 21,000,
000 barrels in K09!
Here is money, per dollar, de
creasing .in its purchasing, power
.TOme'c'ra ?0 p^er^entIncrease iiif
volume. Here is an increasing de
ficit in "the field food crops per
capita. Here is a marked decrease
in hogs and cattle supply. Here
is a decrease in the leader among all
thc fruits (apples) of approximately
70 per cent.
On the top of all this is an aver
age tariff of 60 per cent, on all for
eign food stuffs.
As result of all these things-the
increased supply of money, the de
creased supply of all food stuffs, and
the tariff-the prices of beef, pork
and its by-products, mutton, chick,
ens, eg?s, butter and milk, and all
other food products-taken on an
average-have never been as high
as now, barring of course the war
prices of the 60's. Is not this the
Southern farmer's golden oppor
All of these figures are amazing
but they are collected f rom the most :
reliable sources. They calilo the
farmer with irresistible ?loquence {
and force. They cry aloud to
them to plant less cotton and more
grain; to raise more cattle ancl hogs
-not as'a patriotic thing, but as a ,
profit-making business.. It is the
farmer's opportunity. His day j
has come if he is wise enough to
read the signs of the times and take !
advantage of it.
Food is the first and the last of j
the natural man. All men must
eat. Everything else is secondary. ,
We can go naked and live in the
woods as the heathens do, but we
must eat. It takes a pound of cot
ton to buy a pound of meat. A ?
pound of meat can be raised more i
cheaply than a pound of cotton. A i
farmer can eat his meat but he can- !
not eat his cotton. ;
The money supply has grown ']
faster than the food supply. The :
farm production for the last four ?
years have been low in comparison J
with the increase in other forms of 1
value. Manufacturing enterprises, 1
manufactured materials, stock and :
bond corporations have more than
tripled in value in ten years- Thc ?
fanners have not kept pace.
How Good News Spreads.
I am 70 years old and travel most i
of the time, writes B F Tolson, of
Elizabeth town, Ky. Everywhere I
fro I recommend Electric Bitters,
because I owe my excellent health
and vitality to them, They never
fail to tone the stomach, regulate
the kidneys and bowels and stimu
late the liver, invigorate the nerves ]
and purify the blood. They work
wonders for weak, run-down men
and women, restoring strength, vig
or and health that's a daily joy. Try
them. Only 50c. Satisfaction is ,
positively guaranteed by W E
Lynch & Co., Penn & Holstein.
Religious Services at Mill.
Through the co-operation of the
?xecutive committee of the Edgefield
Association the Baptist church at
Beaver Dam Mill has engaged Rev.
P. B. Lanham to serve as pastor.
He conducted his first service Sun
day night last, and will preach
again at ll a. m. and 7:30 p. m. on
the second Sunday, assisting also
with Sunday school in the afternoon.
Thc Methodists and Baptists both
have church organizations at the
mill, and under the present arrange
ment Rev. L. D. Gillespie will
preach twice each month and Rev.
P B Lanham will preach twice. Six
were received into the Methodist
church Sunday night last. The
present arrangement, which pro
vides for service? every Sunday at
the mill chapel, is ideal in many
respects. We predict that much
good will be accomplished through
the combined efforts of the faithful
ministers aboved named.
Farms Will be More Popular.
The great prominence given the
rise in the market value of food
staples and the increase in the cost
of living, especially emphasized and
criticised in relation to the food sup
ply of the average American fami- ;
ly living in a city or town, is bound ;
to have its effect upon the growth
and prosperity of rural districts. It i
will be felt particularly in the conn- ?
try, within twenty miles or so of
large cities, because such districts i
will appeal with more force than <
more remote counties tu those who I
are used to city life, or are hungry ?
for it. Unless all signs fail, there ]
will bea better demand for farms, 1
large and small, in all parts of the
country, than there has been in <
many years. <
Of course, a large number of men 1
who say that they are going to (
raise their own food and sell food i
to others instead of depending upon <
the markets to meet their needs *
henceforth, will lose their enthusi- J
asm for the country before they try <
to work out their theories of the
wisdom of a radical change. The 1
majority will go on making the best- s
'ph?f^?^.iomt- life . and-its-^b wv j
dens. Some, however, will stick to i
their purpose of moving to the coun
try. There will be a certain propor- 1
tion of farm buyers left out of the i
host of city workers who have be- 1
come deeply dissatisfied with r'-<eir 1
condition and outlook. i
Another effect of the heated and t
general discussion of the cost of i
living will bc the checking of the t
constant inflow of young men and t
young women to the big cities from c
the farms. Many a youth, balancing
between farming and the chances of ?
the cities, will be decided in favor i
of the country by the outcry which u
has gone up from the victims of 1
high prices in the great centers of
population. He will realize better e
than he would have done if it had r
not been for the prevailing agita- t
tion how much the burden of pro
viding food, shelter and clothing t
increases when city prices have to a
be paid and city conditions accept- f
Altogether, the ? ??ect is bound to i
be a shifting of the balance between 1
town and country which will be fa
vorable to the farming districts, fi
There will be a stronger market for
farm lands and a better supply of t
labor to cultivate them, as the result t
)f the sharp rise in the cost of liv- 3
ing in cities and towns. Rural v
America never faced a orig!it3r t
future.-(0.) Leader.
Making Improvements at Coun- D
ty Home. 5
For the past two months Supervi- s
sor Moultrie has had the convicts
making much needed repairs and
improvements out at the County
Home. The condition of the stew
nrd's house and the cottages of the
inmates of the Home have for some n
rears been a reflection upon the ^
30unty, and Mr. Moultrie very wise- n
ly put all forces to work making the a
needed repairs during the intensely a
sold weather. While the ground was a
frozen during the past two months g
very little could be done ^
on the public roads. However, dur- c
ing that time when the weather g
would permit squads have been sent e
out to improve the bad places in the
road. We understand that it is Mr. ^
Moultrie's purpose to rebuild the s
bridges on the Ninety Six and Long t
Cane roads in the early spring- ^
just as soon as the weather makes t
it possible to carry forward such ?
work in a satisfactory manner. He \
would have replaced these bridges (
while the road working force was (
in that section early last fall but was -
unable to obtain the lumber for the j
bridges at that time.
"Who gave the bride away?''
"Her little brother. He stood up y
right in the middle of the cememony ]
and yelled. "Hurrah, Fanny, you've s
got him at last."-Western Chris- ?
ti an Advocate. f
Willard Memorial Meeting, Pro
gressive Harmony Farmers,
Profusion of Orange
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union held a Frances E. Wil
lard Memorial meeting on Thursday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Chas.
F. Pechman. An interesting pro
gram was arranged, and a cordial
invitation was extended to all the
Messrs. Hugh Ivy and J. R. Ly
brand, of Atlanta, spent last week
here with relatives.
Mrs. M. A. Huiet has been quite
sick for the past two weeks.
Miss Maybelle Denny is teaching
Miss Huiet's kindergarten classes
during her illness.
Mrs. G. P. Harmon died at her
home in Bamberg on last Wednes
day after a few days' illness. She
was the wife of Judge of Probate
George P. Harmon, and was a most
lovable young woman. Mrs. Harmon
was Miss Rosabel Grice, of Wards,
and during her girlhood attended
the school here. She has many
friends in Johnston who will de
plore her untimely end.
Col. Claud Sawyer, of Aiken, has
been the guest of his brother, Mr.
3. P. Sawyer.
The Farmers' Union, of the Har
mony section, contemplates pur
shasing at an early date, an outfit
for the manufacture of guano. A
side track will be put in and. the
plant and warehouse erected near
Harmony grove.
The remains of Col. J. B. Cloy,
)f Graniteville, were brought here
>n Wednesday morning and carried
;o the burying ground near Mt.
Calvary. Besides his immediate
'amily, a number of friends attend
ed the body, Messrs. J. M. and
lames Quinby, Stanfield,, Mesdames
Mattie Toney and Parker and oth
On April 6th, orange blossoms
will bloom in profusion, and John
son will lose one of her fair young
?voraen. The -week following-, the
redding bells will ring again.
There was a general meeting at
Fruit Hill on Saturday last of those
nterested in the Johnston, Allen &
Northern railway. Several speeches
vere made and much enthusiasm
vas evinced. The road will open
ip splendM facilities, and mean
nuch to the public, and it is hoped
hat ere long it will be in opera
ion. The grading has already been
The Johnston Building and Loan
Association is a topic of interest
tow, and the enterprise is well
mder way, a large amouni; of stock
laving been subscribed.
Mrs. Chas. Early, of Florence, is
xpected this week to visit her pa
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Satcher, near
Mr. J. W. Browne will go into
he mercantile business, and in
.bout two weeks will open up a
ancy grocery store.
Mr. Alden Moyer who has been
n Florida for several months arrived
ast week for a visit to his parents.
Mrs. Wallace Tompkins, of Edge
ield, spent Saturday in town.
Miss Mary Carwile has returned
o her home in Newberry after a
wo weeks' visit to her friends,
lisses Sara and Mallie Waters. She
?.as the recipient of much social at
ention during her stay here.
Mrs. J. W. Payne, who iiuffered
rom a stroke of paralysis about a
?onth ago, and whose condition
as been favorable, was again very
ll on Sunday, but at present is con
idered better.
Telling The Truth.
A preacher came to a newspaper
ian in this way: You editors do not
aili the truth. If you did you could
ot live: your newspapers wotdd be
i failure. The editor replied: You
ire right and the minister who will
,t all times and under all circum
tances tell the whole truth about
lis members, dead or alive, will not
iccupy his pulpit more than one
lunday, and then he will find it nec
ssary to leave town in a hurry.
The press and the pulpit go hand
n hand with white-wash brushes
ind pleasant words, magnifying lit
le virtues into big ones. The pul
>it, the pen a nd the grave stone are
he great saint-making triumvirate.
\nd the great minister went a.way
ooking very thoughtful while the
;ditor turned to his work and told
>f the surpassing beauty of the
bride, while in fact she was as horne
ras a mud fence.
"Larry, has the number 13 ever
>een associated with anything un
lucky in your experience?" "'Yis
?or, the thirteenth gurrel I pro
nged to accepted me sor."-Chica
ro Tribune.

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