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Oldest Newspaper In South Carolina._
VOL. 76. _? {-'?? M^
Distinguished Georgian Held
Large Audience Enthralled
Hour and a Half. Ad
dress Well Received.
In response to the invitation from
the fair association, and yielding to
the importunities of his veiy loyal
friend, Mr. Giles D. Mims, the
Hon. Thomas E. Watson, delivered
an address at the fair grounds
Thursday, being introduced .in a
graceful and most fitting manner by
Ex-Gov. John C. Sheppard. At thc
outset Mr. Watson said that he
never makes any pretensions to
oratory but had only come to have
a heart to heart talk with the peo
ple of historic Edgefield. In refer
ring to several of the illustrious
men of South Caroiina, Mr. Wat
son said John C. Calhoun was the
greatest statesman that the South
has ever produced,outrank;ng Web
ster and Clay, and that George Mc
Duffie successfully coped with the
ablest men of the North in debate.
Has Never Compromised Principle.
Mr. Watson said he had been
fought to the last ditch. "A man is
never popular with some people,"
said he, "who stands for convic
tion, who stands by his friends
when they are unpopular, who
stands by principles when they are
unpopular" Mr. Watson declared
that all of the gre it dailies have
fought him for 20 years, and that
be has stood his ground alone but
had never lowered his standard or
compromised principle.
In his introduction, Gov. Shep
pard referred to the aid that was
given South Carolina by patriotic
Georgians in 1870 and that the peo
ple of our state stand ready to re
turn the service whenever opportu
nity is presented. Mr. AV'atson
stated that as the leader of the Pop
ulists, in the early nineties, he car
ried every county in the loth dis
trict except Richmond and that in
the city of Augusta votes aggregat
ing something like 22,000 were cast
against him, remarking, good natur
edly, in this connection, that South
Carolinians had,by casting their bal
lots against him, paid the debt of
Defended Ocala Platform.
Mr. Watson defended, plank by
plank, the platform upon which he
fought in the nineties, stating that
with but two exceptions, the entire
Populist platform has been enacted
into law in Georgia. People did not
think as he did then but they do
now, said Mr. Watson. He demand
ed that the convict lease system be
abolished in Georgia, which has
since been done. He stood for a di
rect vote of the people in electing
public officers, which is now being
practiced. He advocated postal sav
ings banks, and a parcels post.
Mr. Watson said his party went
to pieces in Georgia, and that the
pieces went into the Democratic
party, and thence to the legislature
where these same pieces secured the
enactment of laws formerly advo
cated by his party. Mr. Watson
stated that a little Populist leaven
had permeated the Democratic par
Defended Prohibition.
Mr. Watson stated that the first
public speech he ever made was a
temperance speech. In the eighties
he was called upon to champion the
canse of local option in the Georgia
legislature, securing the enactment
Shirts, coll
and shoes t
of any taste.
Now is thi
your underw
of a law which drove barrooms from
more than a hundred counties in
Georgia. He says he does not deny
the right of a man to take a drink
or to keep whiskey iii his home, but
said there is a world of difference
between keeping it in the home and
licensing a man to sell the stuff for
He referred to the remote past
when the decanter was kept on the
sideboard in the home and intoxi
cants were freely served to guests
to ''tone them up." But the decanter
was discarded after the barrooms
were established, causing boys and
men to drink to excess.
3Ir. Watson said he led the fight
against whiskey in his own county,
and that now 10 respectable white
men can not be found who would
sign a petition for the re-establish
ment of barrooms in McDuffie coun
ty. The sheriff of Mc Duffie was on
the stand and corroborated Mr.
Watson's statement. With the
churches doing their utmost to
stamp out evil and with parents en
deavoring to teach their children to
be sober, upright, honorable citi
zens, Mr. Watson declared that it
is not right for the state to license
or establish a barroom to counter
act their efforts.
(Continued on page 4.)
A Progressive Organization.
One of the prettiest and most
suggestive floats which did not
reach the fair on Friday was that
of the Johnston Young People's
Branch of the W. C. T. U. The
thirty-five young people who com
pose this branch had be<m working
faithfully and enthusiastically, and
anticipated a delightful time at the
fair. The design.was a large world
balancing on the other side of the
lioat, a basket of boys and girls
with the question which is worth
more, the boys and girls or the
world? This float was somewhat
mutilated by the rain, on the trip
from Johnston and could not be ar
ranged for Saturday, but has saved
enough of itself to be reidy for the
parade next year we hope.
Mrs. J. A. Lott and Mrs. J. E.
Dobey directed the decoration of
this artistic float, and deserve great
credit for their perseverance under
such untoward circumstances.
The officers of this organization
at Johnston are as follows: Stanton
Lott, Pres.; Beverly Epes,Rec. Sec.;
Kettie Beckham, Treas.; Fannie
Pratt Andrews, Vice Pres. Antoi
nette Denny, Organist.
Delegates to State W. M. U.
The coming Woman's Mission
ary LTnion at Anderson will be a
well attended gathering, and many
ladies from Edgefield association
are expecting to go. The trip will
be specially convenient for those
on the western side of our associa
tion. The following names have
been given of those who expect to
attend: Mrs. M. D. Jeffries, Mrs.
Abner Broadwater, Mrs. A. E. Pad
gett, Mrs. N. M. Jones, Mrs. Mamie
N. Tillman, Mrs. Fannie Tompkins,
Mrs. W. E. Lott, Mrs. P. P. Bla
lock and Mrs. J. C. Long, Trenton.
For Sale: 100 bushels of home
grown rye for seed, best quality,
$2.25 per bushel f. o. b. Trenton.
D. R. Day,
Trenton, S. C.
Will Surely Stop That Cough.
to become
by calling oi
our stylish si
Suits $10 to
ars, ties, hats
?o suit people
e time to gel
Good Union Meeting of Third
Division. Methodist Quar
terly Conference. Stork
Kept Busy.
Notwithstanding the inclemency
of the weather, the union meeting
of the 3rd division of the Edgefield
association convened at Red Oak
Grove on Saturday and Sunday
with a good working attendance.
We had three preachers, viz: Rev.
Dr. A. C. Wilkins, formerly of
Abbeville, but now of Greenville,
and Revs. G. W. Bussey and T. H.
Garrett. The meeting was called to
order a little late on account of
rain. Delegates were enrolled from
the churches, and verbal reports,
after which the queries were taken
up and were well discussed by
brethren Sam Agner, P. H. Bussey,
L. G. Bell, Dr. Wilkins, G W Bus
sey and others. Sunday morning the
superintendent of the Grove Sunday
school, Mr. Will Agner,had charge
and instead of the regular Sunday
school exercises, introduced Rev.
T. H. Garrett, who made an inter
esting talk on the lesson text, after
which Pr. Wilkins preached the
missionary sermon to the delight
and edification of all present, the
subject being Christ's "travail of
soul." Dr. Wilkins is a fluent speak
er, and withal a most excellent
preacher. The collection for state
missions following the sermon
amounted to $12.92. In the after
noon theB.. Y. P. U. mai: J meeting
was inspiring and helpful. Two
most excellent papers were read on
young people's work by Misses
Jaunita Miller of Plum Branch and
Effie Wideman of Clark's Hill,
which elicited warm commendation.
Helpful addresses were made by
Dr. Wilkins, G. W. Bussey and T.
H. Garrett. The next meeting goes
to Clark's Hill next 5th Saturday
and Sunday which cume in Decem
The quarterly conference of the
Cokesbury district convened here
Saturday and Sunday, Presiding
Erder Roper, preach it\rr? mos?
excellent sermons. Rev. O. N.
Rountree has been carrying on a
series of meetings at the Methodist
church, commencing last Thursday
nignt doing all the preaching ex
cept as above noted, and we trust
much good has been accomplished.
The Stork which has been exceed
ingly busy in western Edgefield for
the last few months is not unmind
ful of Col. R. N. N. Edmunds, for
last night he left with him another
beautiful little girl. This makes four
boys and four girls for the "Col."
and I have no doubt the Stork
would be pleased to have Mr. Ed
munds to exxhibit, this last one at
our forthcoming fair in Novem
ber. So mote it be. More Anon.
Balked at Cold Steel.
"I wouldn't let a doctor cut my
foot off," said H D Ely, Bantam,
Ohio, although a horrible ulcer had
been the plague of my life for four
years. Instead I used Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve, and my foot was soon
completely cured. Heals burns,
boils sores, bruises, eczema, pim
ples, corns. Surest pile cure. 25c at
Penn & Holstein's, W E Lynch ?
Co., B Tim mons.
Big lot of blankets just received
at bargain prices.
Israel Mukashy.
well dressed
i us for one o?
lits of quality
Beautiful Home Wedding. New
Century Club Entertained
bylMiss Payne.Fifteenth
Marriage Anniversary.
' A marriage in which the interest
of many was centered, was that of
Miss Lucile Mobley to Mr. Harry
Mish Hamilton, of Virginia, which
occurred on Thursday,October 26th,
at 3 o'clock at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Au
gustus C. Mobley. The wedding,
though very quiet, was a bd?rtif ul
one, and each was impressed with
the sacredness of it all ?? the mar
riage vows were spoken. There wero
present only the iramediatil?amily
and a few friends of the bride. At
the appointed hour, Mra.TSi. E.
Walker began Lohengrin's 'wadding
march in soft notes, and thej.]b?rdal
party entered the parlor, through
the white ribbons that formed a
pathway. The groom entered fi rat,
with his best man, Dr. Welland, of
Virginia, and was closely followed
by the bride with her maid of hon
or, Miss Josephine Mobley. They
were met by Dr. W. S. Dorset, who
performed the ceremony. The, bride
was lovely in her shimmering robe
of white messelioe satin, with an
overdress embroidered in pearl se
quins, and the corsage was covered
with tho same trimming. Her bou
quet was of lillies of the valfey and
bride's roses. Miss Mobl# was
gowned in white marqQiseti? over
messeline, with deep fringe trim
ming and carried white chrj'Banthe
mums tied with tulle. After the
ceremony, congratulations'?nd ex
pressions of good will were extend
ed the happy pair. Mr. and Mrs.
Hamilton left on the 4:20 train for
Middlebrook, Va., the hom? of the
groom, the bride's traveling suit
being in brown, with each detail of
her costume ih harmony. During
her girlhood days here, Mr? Ham
ilton, as Miss Mobley, enjoyed the
friendship and love of a host of
friends, and was noted for hertpiany
sweet and womanly \?*?Z?B$M
acter, and Mr. Hamilton il" [o"be
congratulated upon winning her
heart and,hand. The groom is of the
F. F. V's. of Virginia, and is a
young man of fine business qualifi
cations, t
Miss Orlena Cartledge spent last
week in Augusta.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Merchant, of
Greenwood, have been visiting here.
Mrs. Nettie Casen has returned to
Jacksonville, Fla., after a visit to
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cul
Th* new century club held a very
interesting meeting with Miss Zena
Payne on last Tuesday afternoon,
and after the business, a profitable
hour was spent with the lesson
study. During the social half hour
which concluded the meeting, ices
and cake were served.
Mrs. J. H. Culbreath and son, of
Tampa, Fla., have been visiting at
the home of J. L. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Burnett, of
Greenwood, are visiting Mrs. Dink
Miss Winton Lott is spending
this week in Augusta with her sister
Miss Marina Lott.
Miss Clara Sawyer spent Saturday
and Sunday in Aiken with her sis
ter Mrs. Henry Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Black and
Master John Howard went over to
Columbia on Wednesday to enjoy
the fair.
Mrs. F. S. Jefferson visited rela
tives in Edgefield last week and at
tended the county fair.
Messrs. Geo. Nickerson and
Benj. Lewis, of Columbia, spent
Sunday here.
Mr. and Mrs. William Toney
have issued invitations to the 15th
anniversary of their marriage,
which will be celebrated at their
home near town on Friday evening,
j November 17th.
! The union meeting of the Ridge
association met with the Mt. Pleas
ant church on Saturday and Sun
The rain of last Friday prevent
ed Johnston from turning out cn
masse to the fair at Edgefield to
view the parade.
A Father's Vengeance.
Would have fallen on a?y one
who attacked the son of Peter Bon
dy, of South Rockwood, Mich., but
he was powerless before attacks o?
kidney trouble. Doctors could no1
help him, he wrote, "so at last we
gave him Electric Bitters and he
improved wonderfully from taking
six bottles. Its the best kidney medi
cine I ever saw." Backache, tired
feeling, nervousness, loss of appe
tite, warn of kidney trouble thal
may end in drepsy, diabetes oi
Bright's disease. Beware: Take
Electric Bitters and be safe. Every
bottle guaranteed. 50c at Penn ?
Holstein, W E Lynch & Co., I
Exhibits Numerous and Highly
Creditable. Heavy Rains
Curtailed Attendance.
Good Order Prevailed.
From the standpoint of number
and quality of the exhibits, the
third annual county fair which was
held last week surpassed those of
former years, and but for the very
unfavorable weather the attendance,
in spite of the pressing demand
upon farmers, would have been up
to last year's record.
The managers should feel en
couraged over the increased inter
est on the part of the people gener
ally, as manifested by the increased
variety and number of exhibits.
Furthermore, a greater number of
people have a kind and encouraging
word for the fair now than former
ly. The fact is the managers are
just now being fully understood and
the enterprise appreciated as it
should be. At first many thought
it was a money making scheme de
vised by a few business men in
Edgefield, forgetting that these
men, actuated purely by public
spirited motives, were putting their
money in it and giving their time
to the undertaking primarily for
the benefit of the agricultural inter
ests and incidentally for the ad
vancement of the town's interests.
The managers left nothing undone
that would contribute in any way
to the success of the fair. In order
to give amusement and diversion tc
the young people, such as the fail
proper can not afford, every effet
was made to secure a carnival as
heretofore. This being impossible, a
band was emploj'ed at great ex
pense for the four days.
Another feature in the form ol
amateur races was added so as tc
add to the pleasure of those who en
joy races. This feature was made
possible by expending a considera
ble sum on building t the track,
These things are mentioned simplv
tCLshow that the manager, Mr. B.
Boones, was always alert and ac
tive, looking after every feature'am:
every detail that would in any waj
contribute to the fair's success aw"
to the pleasure of the visitors.
Farmers' Parade.
After the address of Hon. Thom
as E. Watson, which is report?e
elsewhere in this issue, the farmers'
parade was held, the first prize.
$15 in cash, being won by Mr. R
N. .'Broadwater and the second,
prize, $10 in cash, being awarded t(
Hon. W. A. Strom.
Sunnyside Farm.
Mr. Broad water's wagon, drawr
by two large mules, was especial h
artistic. Upon close inspection one
was really amazed at the great
number of products or nscessitie
that can be grown at home. Next tc
their great variety, one was impress
ed with the artistic arrangemcn
of the articles. Everything that wa;
exhibited on the wagon, a veritabh
carry-all, was produced on Mr
Broadwater's farm. He is not onlj
to be commended for his example i:
diversifying his farminginterests bu
also for the public spirit displayed ii
coming six miles with the wagon t<
enter the farmers' parade. It ii
just that spirit of co-operation tha
is needed to Jmake the county agri
cultural fair what it ought to be.
Bole's Mountain Farm.
Besides the uniquely decorate*
wagon, containing a large assort
ment of farm produce, Hon. W. A
Strom had forty-odd other wagon!
in the parade. Some had two, oth
ers three, four and five bales o
cotton, the entire lot aggregatinj
150 bales. The procession was le<
by an enormous traction engine
and fastened thereto was a banne
containing this inscription in larg
letters: 4 Bolo's Mountain Farm.
Attached to the engine was th
band wagon, the musicians bein?
selected from the colored peopl
who live on Mr. Strom's severa
farms. The Bole's Mountain prc
cession of cotton wagons one of th
most unique and most striking fei
tures of the fair. Mr. Strom sui
plied a farmers' parade all his owr
All along the route and as the waj
ons passed through the town to th
fair ground, the procession attrae
ted much attention and elicited fi
vorable comment. Mr. Strom i
noted far and near for his publi
spirit and erenerosity, and can a
was be relied upon to co-operate i
the promotion ol' any worthy ente
prise. How many other fannel
will "put their shoulder to th
wheel" and help along next year'
fair as Mr. Strom has always done
The following are the awards (
prizes at the fair:
Swine Department.
Essex Boar L R Branson, $5.0
Essex pigs II II Hill, 2.1
Berkshire boar, J R Cantelou ?.C
Berkshire sow J R Cantelou 3.C
Berkshire sow M D Lyon l.C
Berkshire sow and pigs M D
Lyon 2.00
Berkshire sow and pigs J R
Cantelou 1.00
Berkshire sow and pigs J R
Cantelou 2.00
Berkshire sow and pigss J R
Cantelou 1.00
Duroc Jersey sow, J W Reese 3.00
Mule foot boar, S B Nicholson 5.00
li ll (I ? ?? ? C\f\
SOW 1.00
" " sow and pigs 2.00
pigs 2.00
Horse Department.
Stallion, Wilson <fc Cantelou 5.00
Colt, A W Simkins 2.00
Colt, JWCheatham 2.00
" " " " 1.00
Mare and colt J W Marsh 5.00
" "MCParker 2.00
Pair Horses Dr. G D Walker 5.00
Pair horses M D Lyon 2.00
Single driving horse, Jno. Mob
ley 2.00
Single driving horse, Dr. G D
Walker 1.00
Single driving mare, Albert
Lyon 1.00
Saddle horse, Dr. G D Wal
ker 2.00
Saddle horse, Walter Sawyer 1.00
Pair mules, J T Herlong 5.00
Pair mules, Walter Sawyer 2.00
Single mule, J T Herlong 2.00
Single mule, Walter Sawyer 1.00
Mule colt, J R Strother " 2.00
" "JW Marsh 1.0C
" " " 41 2.00
" "MCParker 1.00
" "JR Strother 2.00
Jack and 3 colts J R Strother 5.00
Fancy Work Department.
Best calico dress, Mrs. C A tong.
Best corset cover, Miss Ruth Tomp
Best night gown, Miss Ruth Tomp
Best fancy apron, Miss Ethel De
Best hand made baby dress, Mrs.
Spann Toney.
Best child's skirt, Mrs. A N Wise.
Best baby pillow, Miss Nellie Hill.
Best hand, made baby dress Miss
Ina Hill'.
Best erab. waist in colors, Mrs. W
C Tompkins.
Best einb. waist in white, Mrs. Jim
Best emb. underskirt, Miss Chris
tine Tompkins.
Best emb. baby saque, Miss Josie
Best emb. center piece, Mrs. G W
Best ladies emb. dress, Miss Ethel
Best table cover, Miss Ethel De
Best tatting ce nter piece, Mis. W
II Dorn.
Best baby cap, Mrs. W S Stevens.
Best tatting cushion, Mrs. J V Mel
Best tatting mat, Mrs. J V Melli
Best Irish crochet, Mrs. Bessie Mil
Best Mik quilt, Mrs. Mallie Dorn.
Best drawn work, Mrs. Mallie Dorn.
Best pillow shams, Miss Annie
Best knit BOX, Mrs. C E Quarles.
Best knitted counterpane, Mrs. W
H Dobey.
Best drawn work scarf, Mrs. A N
Best bead work, Miss Minnie Dicks.
Best painted sofa pillow Miss Lil
lian Smith.
Best knitted stockings, Mrs. W S
Best cotton quilt, Mrs. Joe Mays.
Best worsted quilt, Miss Mamie
(Continued on page 4.)
Mr. Turner's Public Spirit
The prize winner in the trades
display of last year was that exhibit
ed by the Corner Store, and, had it
not been damaged by the rain, the
display that was arranged by Mr.
Turner for the parade this year
would easily have been one of the
prettiest creations of the kind ever
seen in Edgefield. The design rep
resented a miniature store in which
the entire salesforce were to ride,
and the decorations consisted of the
latest and prettiest novelties in no
tions and dry goods. The miniature
store would have been drawn by
four white horses, each being in
charge of a liveried driver. Much
of the decoration was the handi
work of Mrs. Turner who is ex
ceedingly gifted in the decorative
art. For public spirit and progres
siveness Mr. Turner is among the
leaders in Edgefield.
Just received a big Stock of
Boy's Clothes the handsomest line
ever shown in this section. Sizes 5
to 18. Prices ranging from 81.50
up to 88.50. We can sell you a up-to
date suit for your Boy for 85.50
the same you are paying elsewhere
for 88.00. Don't fail to look at
them even if you are not ready to
buy them now. C. H. Schneider,
next to Edgefield Mercantile Com
Supervisor of Rural Schools
Urges Improvement of
Schools, Also Urges
Regular Attendance.
The country schools of our state
ire now beginning the session of
1911-1912. In my visits among these
schools, I find only one-third to one
naif of the children in attendance.
The fields are white with cotton to
be picked and I realize the difficulty,
and in many cases the impossibility
of putting all the children in school
at the beginning of the session. Al
low me to make a suggestion which
grows out of my own experience as
a boy on the farm, eager to enter
school at the beginning of the term,
but unable to do so because- of the
pressing farm work.
Let every parent see that the
children are at the school at least
one day during the first week for
classification. The ambitious boy
can then get his books and, in many
cases, can do enough work at home
to enable him to enter his class
without serious loss when the farm
work is done and he oan attend
school regularly. There are many
days when he cannot work on the
farm. On these days he can go to
school and get assistance on points
of difficulty.
Let every country teacher in the
stale make a list of all pupils of
school age in her district and en
deavor to get everyone to attend
school this year. A little personal
work with parents and children will
yield a rich harvest, and a broader
acquaintance with your people will
make the work in the school itself
less difficult Let us do all in our
power to help the pupil who is at
work and trying to study at home.
Let every school trustee in the
state lend the weight of his influ
ence to secure this year the best
country school attendance in the
history of South Carolina. In this
way you will not only make better
and more efficient men and women
of the children who attend school
this year, but you will also increase
your school apportionment for next
year. Let us adopt for our watch
word in South Carolina for this
year: A good school for every child;
every child in school.
Just a'word to the boy who works.
The same grit and determination
which makes you do your work
well, will enable you to surmount
the difficulties you find in your
books. If you cannot enter school
now, get'your books and by a little
home study each day try to kesp pace
with your class. Nearly all the men
who have achieved success have
surmounted difficulties in acquiring
an education.
W. E. Tate,
State Supervisor of Rural Schools.
Columbia, S. C.
Jefferson's Ten Rules.
1. Never put off till tomorrow
what you can do to-day.
2. Never trouble another for what
you can do yourself.
3. Never spend your money be
fore you have it
4. Never buy what you do not
want because it is cheap.
5. Pride costs us more than hun
ger, thirst and cold.
6. Weseldom repent of having
eaten too little.
T. Nothing is troublesome that
we do willingly.
8. How much pain the eyils have
cost us that have never happened.
9. Take things always by the
smooth handle.
10. When angry, count ten be
fore you speak; if very angry, count
a hundred.
Sow a Large Area of Grain.
There never was a fall when the
cotton was gathered so early, and
ample time and land are given to
the farmers to put in a large crop
of grain. So if our farmers do not
avail themselves of the opportunity
we will lose our faith in them. The
land needs sowing down. Our con
dition as to securing a fair price for
cotton demands it. The proper
system of farming which carries ro
tation of crops as its main feature,
now calls more strongly than ever
for a large grain crop. So we say
sow wheat and oats, and more than
? ou ever sowed before. Put them
in well, in thoroughly prepared
seed bed and you will not be disap
pointed in the yield-Farmers Un
ion Suki.
Large stock of suit cases, grips,
traveling bags and trunks. Our
prices are right too.
Ramsey & Jones.
Live stock insured. Get a life poli
cy on your stock from
E. J, Norris?

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