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m 15 . . ~ EDGEFIELD, S. C., $EDNESDAY, MARCH 9th, 1910 ^_ 'NO.5 HOW PRIZE WAS.WON. I Mr. B. R. Smith, Winner of First Prize, Teils How He Made The Large Yield on . One Acte. '?.''.rV Mr. Editor: I have been asked to write up ray prize acre of corn that won those three beautiful five dollar gold, pieces last year. The land is a fair average of our Har mony section and was planted in . oats the year 1908. Afte?.- the oats were harvested I next planted peas, picked the pea vines ?nd left on land. In December the land was plowed with a reversible disk plow 8 to 10 inches deep. On March 20th, 1909, rows were laid off five feet a part and land bed ded out leaving small ridge. March 28th this ridge was broken justas deep as one h orso could pull a plow and 50 pounds of fertilizer put in furrow. A small ridge was thrown on the.grain. On April 1st corn was planted 12 inches apart on this ridge. I received a good stand, very few . missing hills. When corn was about four or five inches high I went around it with 16-inch scrape, and as soon as I thought it needed work again went around it another time ' with same plow. When corn was 12 to 15 inches high 1,000 pounds of fertilizer was applied in every other middle and ploughed out with six inch turn plow. In ten days the other middle v treated the same way. Ten, days later 150 pounds nitrate of soda was * applied to first middle and ploughed "oat with 20 inch, scrape. Ten days later other middle was treated sarai - as the first middle.'This laid corn by. Variety, of corn planted Marl boro. . B. R. ?SMITH. _ Asks for Re-election. _ . Mr: John O. Herin announces his candidacy for re-election to the |p office of county commissioner. Since he entered upon his duties a3 a pub lic servant, Mr. Herin has faith ' fully "and conscientiously endeavor - ed to give entire satisfactions;.. The interests of the- tax payers ai e sa fs in the hands of such sterling citi zens as he. We cover umbrellas while you wait, F. G. MERTIN'S, Augusta, Ga. * ir Is the only Diad The Most 7/underfill Invention Of The Age P. N. LOTT i- What Americans Drink. j Americans must be a thirsty na ' tion, judging from the imports of drinkables as set forth in a state ment jost issued from the bureau of statistics of the department of commerce and labor/^ The United States drank the es sence of more than 1,000,000,000 pounds of coffee in 1909, valued at ; $86,000,000. That was about one j dollar's worth of coffee for every person in the United States. ! Tea is not such a favorite. Only a little more than 10<f,000,000 pounds, valued-at about ?16,000,00, carne in. Bnt in spirits, wines, etc., the na tion made its highest record for im portation in 1909 abfl consumed for eign products of that kind to the value of more/than ?26,000,000, more than twice \s much as was imported in 1890. South America supplied most of the coffee. Asia most of the. tea and Europe most of the wines and li quors. , The United States is the world's largest coffee drinker and Great Britain is the world's greatest con sumer of tea. Every person in the United States used on the average of ll pounds of coffc-e during 1909, but the usp of tea remained about unchangejd from the previous year.-Anderson Daily MaiU Mr. R. J. Moultrie. In our candidates' column this j week will be found the formal an nouncement of Mr. Robt. J. Moul ? trie, who is soliciting the support j of the people for a second term, j His administration is an open book, and upon his official record he is willing to staud or fall. In all mat ters that have come before him, Mr. Moultrie has endeavored to do that which was for the best interest of the taxpayers at large, and what ever errors he may have committed, if any, haye been of the head and not of the. heart. Mr. Moultrie j promises a continuance of his.faith ful service, if elected again. S?fghi?ly Personul Mr/Yi paley-, (at the' top of voice)-Madam, may I be permitted to say a few >vords parenthetically? Mrs. Yipsley (in a shrill falsetto) -A man as bow-legged as yon are couldn't talk in any othtr way than parenthetically. * 0XY01 uctive Instrument Tes States Go you arc and wli -come d destroy j o: ail men uureas Nervoi and In Lung 1 Absces disease dicitis. Price Johnston, S. C., Ine." New m?. HAMMOND KILLED. Two Citizens From Western Portion of County Have Dispute With Fatal Con sequences. j A difficulty arose between Mr. j W. F. Vance and. Mr. Horace Hiim I mond Monday afternoon about 3:45 I o'clock, resulting in tbe killing of Mr. Hammond, by Mr. Vance. The shooting occurred on the vacant lot to the south of the public square, about 100 yards from the court house, court having re-convened for the afternoon session only ? short , time before. I The inquest was held by magis trate N. IL Brimson, and five of the six eye-witnesses testified sub stantially to the same facts, which : briefly stated were as follows: Mr. Hammond and Mr. Vance became involved in a dispute over an old debt that the former owed the latter. After angry words were passed, Mr. Hammond called Mr. Vance a lie. Whereupon both men drew their pistols, ' i-r. Hammond firing the first shot. Thor firing ..was kept up until both had empt ied their pistols, Mr. Hammond receiving three wounds and Mr. Vance two. When the firing ceased one of the eyewit nesses rushed between them and seized both pistols. The entire ten shots were fired at close range. As Mr. Hammond fell, he was caught by his brother, Mr. Butler Hammond, who came up as the firing ceased- Mr. Hammond made no statement after being shot. After having his wounds dressed, Mr. Vance surrendered to the sher iff and was committed to jail. Mr. Ham m and was a young un married man, a son of the late Col lier Hammond, and leaves a mother, one sister, and four brothers. Mr. Vane? is a man of large family, among his younger children are three little girls, triplets. So far as the public knew,tho two men were bosom friends, having been seen together only a short time before the shooting. /Thc friends of both Mr.. Vance and Mr. Hammond carried to his home Monday night, In buying your seed Irish Pot? toes not leave off the Irish Cobbler the earliest variety known. Finely flavored and cooks well. Penn & Holstein.' DONOR ?ted and Endorsed vernment. 9*-m ?? es tL sickness is alike to Oxydonor. B i revitalized by Oxygen from the air. len plenty is instilled into the body, i isease, no matter what the disease is, 'ed. ?YGENATION of the whole organis t. All this is simply the operation o eulabie or mysterious about it. Hu us-Prostration, Brights Disease, Rhei flamatory,) 'Stomach trouble, Catai trouble, Erysipelas, Piptheria, Broiicl ises, Spinal disease, Blood poison, is. All fevers, Pneumonia, LaGripj i Paralysis, diseases of women and cl ?S $10, $15, $25 and $30. n every community, good be furnishc , Mgr. for Dr. York City Unique Sessionary Play. The serviced,held in the Baptist church last/Week , in observance of the week ol prayer by the "Wo man's Missionary Society were very largely attended. The program on Friday afternoon wffs especially at tractive, the ?&d?bg feature being a unique littl? missionary play en titled "Columbia Welcoming the Nations." ^gs, of the different, nationalities ?amohg whom Ameri can missionaries are laboring were unfurled aboyV'the rostrum so as to form a bea'?.vtifnl, inspiring back ground. One.-by one young ladies, attired in native costumes of the several heathen nations, appeared, making appeals . for their people as well as telling of the splendid ser vice that, missionaries are already rendering. In imparting information and creating a. sentirrient for mis sionary work?the play was exceed ingly effective The program of the afternoon waS? planned and carried out by members of the Young Wo man's Auxiliifty. Credit for the ex istence of .thia^organization and the important ^f|be.. that it is filling in the church activities is due to Mrs. C. E. Burts, v Horse Burned to Death. Thu r sd ay,'night last about nine o'clock, the barn of Milledge Wilson, a colored man ?wno resides in thc edge of town,-wasdestroyed by fire. Besides the loss' Of corn, hay and farming implements, a horse was burned to death. As no member of tho family had been near the barn for about tw^hours, it is presumed that the fire was " of incendiary ori gin. Will Open a ^Chinese Laundry. Edgefield is~soon to have a Chi nese -laundry';. John Wing, of Savan nah, has rent?&.the store next door to Mr. J. L. Bart's store and will open a first-class Chinese laundry about the lst;0f; April. Wing is wsll y recommended. He has been con . ducting ,-a laundry in. Savannah for seventeen years, having 3tiring this . long period occupied the. same btiilding ' bent db.br-.io 'one . of the'banks.'This is a new depart ure for Edgefield- but > we-believe it . is an .innovation" that wHl be cor dially welcomed. Wing has ordered i ru prov ed" machinery from Chicago. ; He and his several assistants will arrive .the latter-part of March to remain permanently. by the United Endorsed by Leading Physicians md Scientists y its right and timely nse, Oxygen is a vital necessity t gives Vital Force to over so long as no vital organ is sra reaches and remedies all f a natural law, and nothing nd reds have been cured of imatisra Sciatica, (Muscular .rh, Indi?2stion, Dysentary, litis, Dropsy, Ulcers, Tumers, Liver kidney and Bladder >e, Colds, Headaches, Appen lildren, and all acute diseases. Local agents wanted references must ?d ? H. Saehe Co., REHOBOTH NEWS. Grain Promising, Many Farmers Will Enter the Com Contest Very Interesting Mission ary Meeting. Our farmers are greatly retarded ?"with their farm work. February was almost a lost mouth -on the farm, but we are hoping for fairer and more genial weather . for this month. While grain is very back ward, the stands are good and chances for a fair yield are consid ered favorable. Quite a number of our farmers arc greatly interested in prize acre for corn this year. In fact all are more interested in rais ing.more food crops than hereto fore. It is more and more realized each year that to make farming a success, what is consumed, must be grown at home. Miss Jennie Gilchrist whom we re ported sometime ago to be improv ing rapidly with her broken ankle, received a fall which gave her a backset, and is not able to be re moved to her home yet. She is for tunate to be in the kind; and hospit able home of Mr. Kenn3^ McDowell, where everything possible is done to make her comfortable. Messrs. J. C. Hughey and Epton Cheatham who have been holding good positions in Colnmbia, have returned-home to farm. Miss Winona Str?m, of the S. C. C. I., accompanied by Miss Estelle Buster, spent the week end with home folks. " Mr. Robert H?tcp-^fcor of the Aiken Sentinel, was a guest in the home of Mr. C. Strom Saturday night atid Sunday. Mr. George Golphin, of the Ninety-Six section was a visitor in the house of Mr. S. B. Strom last week. Both of these young men are hale and hearty, ? and we canT*help but believe that there are other and gveater attrac tions than the mineral water-of Re hoboth, which some one has said if you continue to drink yon will nev er die. The Ladies Missionary Society held their regular monthly meeting Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Sallie Strom. These good la dies report an interesting meeting with. a large attendance. Miss Louise Lipscomb, dressed in a Japa nese costume, read a very interesting selection on Japan. An excellent paper was also read by Miss Kitty Lou Hughey. After dismission de lightful refreshments were served. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. S. B. Strom on Saturday afternoon before the fourth Sunday in March. The i Sunbeam Society will be invited to take a part in this meeting, which will be a public one, and an Easter egg hunt also for the children. (- - Our B. Y. P. U. wiil meet next Sunday morning just after Sunday School*. The subject for discussion, "Watch and pray-" We hope for a live and interesting meeting.. Quite a number of young-people attended Sunday School at the Mor gan school-house Sunday P. M. The school is progressing nicely urider the leadership of Mr. Feely Mor gan. Miss Janie Rosenwike,, the Bi ble class teacher, visited her home near Troy, Saturday and Sunday, and was very much missed by her class. Our good bachelor friend, Mr. J. M. Morgan, we are sorry to report is suffering with the LaGrippe. SUBSCRIBER, Reaping Benefit. From ths Experience of Edge field People. Wc are fortunate indeed to be able to profit by the experience of our neighbors. The public utter ances of Edgofield residents on the following subject will interest and benefit thousands of our readers. Read this statement. No better proof can be had. Mrs. M Timmenmai), Cedar Row, Edgefield, S. C., says: "For about three or four months I suffered considerably from a lameness in the small of my back and I could not get anything that would help rae. My kidneys were also out of order and when I heard that Doan's kid ney pills were good for such troub les, I procured a box. They stopped the pain and made me feel better in every way. I consider Doan'r; kid ney pills to be a valuable kidney remedy and knowing as I do of their meriti I advise other persons bothered as I was to give them a trial." For sale by all dealers. Price 50c Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. sole agents for the United States. Remember the name-Doan's and take no other. Twelve Things to Do in March 1. See that the seed bed for all crops is not merely well broken but thoroughly pulverized by harrowing and disking* An ounce of prepara tion may be worth a pound of culti (vation. 2. Get ready with weeders and harrows to kill the grass before it comes up. Do\'t be afraid of hurt ing the stand. This will not hap pen. 3. Place orders for all improved plows, weeders, t cultivators, and other labor-saving,tools and machin ery. Get ready to make your crop with cheap horse labor instead of expensive hand labor. 4. Don't wast? time and sweat op scrub seed or scrub stock this year. Improved varieties will pay as well with field crops. 5. Get ready to share with the Western farmer ^his golden flood of profits in raising bogs and cattle. First of all get an improved breed, and then arrange to feed economi cally. With proper pasture crops both pork and beef can be made more cheaply in the South than in the West. 6. Of the over $50,000,000 spent in the South for fertilizers each year at least 810,000,000 is wasted through ignorace of crop needs and soil needs. Try to stop your part of this colossal loss. 7. Join in the great corn-raising revival now sweeping, over the South. The biggest corn crops the world has known have be?u made in the South, and we are just wak ing up to the fact that Dixie can beat the Corn Belt; itself raising this king of cereals. 8. Don't forget the garden, and dbn't make your wife do all the work in it. .Remember, vegetables are cheaper than meat and more healthful, ?' 9. We cannot have good fruit now without spraying. A good spray pump will often paytfor itself the first year, in the orchard and potato patch. 10. Drag the roads after every rain. The split-log drag is the cheapest good roads maker ever invented. 11. Paint the farm house and - whitewash the outbuildings . that you do not care to paint. It will pay you simply in your increased sense of pride and dignity. 12.. Get-your boy to join the Boys' Corn Club movement with an acre of corn, and give your girl a flock of pure bred 'chickens. And be sure to let ea6h one have the money he or she makes from this allottment.-Progressive Farmer. A GRATEFUL PATIENT; A Strong Endorsement of the Ch - . y donor, the All-Healing De vice. Johnston, S. C., Jan. 24,-1910. Dr. H. Sanche Co. 589 5th Ave, New York, N. Y. ; Dear Sirs: Your manager. Mr. P. N. Lott, called at my house a few ' days ago to deliver an Oxydonor ! purchased for my daughter. She wanted it for constitutional treat- ? ment, however, when Mr. Lott came < he found rae in bed very sick with i LaGrippe. My head, joints/and mus- < oles all seemed to ache at once; my nausea was so great I could not hold i my head up, and my bowels and < kidneys were.in a bad fix. After ap- < plying the little instrument as di- * rected, in a short time I was perfect- < ly easy and slept soundly. On wak- 1 ing I took the Oxydonor off for awhile and applied again that night, s feeling very comfortable. Next ? morning I was well. I ate break- < fast and went to my business. My daughter is now improving, ( having discarded all medicine, feel- c ing better than she has for quite a time. I certainly believe that dia duction will revolutionize the meth od of'treating sick people and will be a panacea for all human ills. I heartily recommend it to the ailict- 1 ed pub'ic. (Signed) J. B. Odom: c Postmaster. . Romance That Didn't Roam Far. j '"A young man bought a pair of overalls, and therein discovered the ] card of the sewing girl who made > them. Ile v?ry promptly wrote her an effusive letter and in due time re ceived a reply, which, however, was , void of the romance usual in such ] cases. Here it is: "I am a working , girl, it is true, but I make a good living and I do not care to support a husband, as I would do if I mar tied some silly noodle who gets mashed on a girl he never saw. Per- . mit me to say that I do not know i how my card got in that pair of overalls, and that when I do marry, ; if ever, it will be some fellow M ho ; can afford something better than a 48-cent? pair of breeches." JOHNSTON LETTER. VI an y Visitors Come ar d Go. Week of Prayer Obseived, Streets of Town im proved. Rev. W. T. Hundley, ol' Bates mrg, delighted his friends here with i visit during last week. Mrs. Chas. F. Peehman has re turned from a few days visit to Graniteville and Augusta. Mrs. C. T. Page and little son, Charles, of Atlanta, are here, for i visit to relatives. Mrs. Page is pleasantly remembered as Miss Lula . Boatwright. Miss Lyl Parrish, went over ? to Augusta last week for a short stay. Miss Hortense Landrum, of Batesburg, has been the guest of friends. - Mr. and. Mrs. Henry Forrest were aere on Friday en route to Edge Beld to visit the family ofJVIr. A. A. Glover j Mrs. D. J.' LaGrone has gone to Darlington to visit her parents, Mr. md Mrs. Griffin. Dr. Griffin is again holding forth it the Asbill drug store after a few months' absence. Miss Earline Allen returned to > Edgefield on Saturday, her school aear Johnston having closed on Friday. Mrs. Kate Lynch, of Edgefield, spent last week here with her nieces ?j Misses Andrina and Addison Ouzts. Mr. and Mrs. Lovic Smith, who were married in Augusta last Mod lay afternoon, and left for a north ern tour, stopped over here that af ternoon for a day and night with the groom's father, Mr. Gam ewell Smith. ^ . Miss Maud Nickerson has re turned from a visit to Miss Kate Carter in Augusta. A number of the young people went over to Batesburg on Friday evening to attend the dance. Mrs. Duncan, of Aiken, is the guest of her brother, Dr. Alternan, C.S. Mr. James Hart, of Edgefield Bpent Sunday here with the family ' of Dr. LaGrene, and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn,. and Mr. Warren Hill arid Miss Patterson, were among the other Edgefield .visitors. Miss Frances Turner spent Satur day and Sunday in Edgefield with' her cousin, Miss Grace Tompkins.' The Woman's Missionary Society ^ of the Baptist church has bad a large increase during the past year, so flinch so that the president finds it a difficult matter to visit all the members who aro unable to attend, and to keep them in touch with the work of the society. Four sub-presi dents have been appointed, each to bave charge of the members nearest them. It will be their duty to visit the sick members, carry flowers .in the name of the society, enthuse the' disinterested members, and distrib ute any literature on hand. During last week, the week of prayer was observed, and the en velopes gathered on Sunday, from which a good sum was realized for the cause.. > * Rev. M. L. Lawson went over to Atlanta on Monday to attend the conference at the Broughton Taber? ?acle. He will be away about 10 lays. . . The mayor has had some splendid vork done on the side walks and ?rossings during the bright days. Granite crossings- have been laid, md the side walks.which* were waeh id by the recent rains hive been milt. * Mrs. Peter Epes entertained with / i delightful dinner on last Wednes lay evening in compliment to two ? )( the visiting young ladies. Miss Orlena Cartledge, of the Columbia College spent the week. \ nd at her home here." f'~ Bible Name. . The late Bishop .G?flli?r'was once . tsked to baptize a negro baby boy. V "Name .the cbjld," he ' said, ad tressing-Mrs. Jackson, the mothar >f the black mite. , "Hallud." : ; "That's a strange name, Mrs. Tackson," . remarked the bishop lesitatingly. . ? "Scripter name," rejoined the lappy mother, with a confident ' grin. "I never saw it in thc Bible." "Why, Bishop, how kin you stan' ap dar kiddin' a ole ignorant niggah v iaik I is? Yuh says dat name when svah you says de Lawd's prayer.' riallud be Thy name!" Little Willie-"Say, pa, what is the difference between a farmer aud an agriculturist?" Pa-"A farmer, my son, makes his money on a farm and spends his money in the city: an agriculturist makes his money in the city and spends it on a farm," -Chicago Daily News.