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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1911
TRIP TO BALTIMORE.
Dr. Ouzts Writes Interestingly
of Observations During
Trip to Washington
Editor Advertiser:-- I was think
ing a few observations made on s.
recent trip to Haiti more might prove
interesting to some of your many
readers, and in as much as our kind
old friend,Mr. Jas. Faulkner, whom
we met at Ouztsville, told ns ha was
"hungry for an article" from us,
(He was kind to give us a little flat
tery), we shall makj the attempt
to write something. We went to
Greenwood via McKendree, Wil
liam?, Ouztsville, Kirkseys. Ouzts
ville is the biggest town on the road.
Here we found a regular Baltimore
department store, cotton ware house,
grain elevator, waterworks, gas
lights, etc. You can buy anything
here that is needed from the cradle
to the grave except a flying machine
and for less money than in a rail
road town. Those are facts.
Durst & Mathis have carried on a
large and successful mercantile busi
ness for "loi these many years;" for
they'? have- errand
children in f"He business. But they
are joined to their idol, the old
store house that bas long ago gone
out of keeping with the times and
amount of business the firm does.
We pause here to pay our respects
to the young man in the store who
rendered us a service that added
much to our comfort. The cold wave
struck us here and we were unpre
pared for it. The young man ripped
off a yard of flannel and pinned it
snugly around our thorax. He ban
dies the safety pins with more skill
than most ladies and would make
an awful good mother.
Is a big town full of banks, cot
ton mills and churches. The hospi
tal and additions made to the Bap
tist church are tbe latest improve
ments. We believe foot comforts are
high and "drink" is scarce in the
place, for some one depleted our
buggy of one pair foot comforts
and one half gallon of Harris Lithia
water. Guess the fellow's time was
limited or he had lost the sense of
smell. From Greenwood we went
over the Southern via Greenville,
Spartan burg, Charlotte, Greensboro,
N. C., and Danville, Monroe, Char
lottsville, Culpepper, Manassas,
Alexandria and to Washington.
In the northern portion of the
state and the southern portion of
North Carolina are much inferior
to ours. It will take from three to
four acres to make one bale and yet
the fields are full of cotton every
where, and the corn crops are with
some exceptions not at all good.
There are some fine lands in the
Piedmont sectiou of our state and
from Charlotte to Greensboro, N.
C., and of course some not so good.
But after this one must rest their
eyes upon poor land and much of
it, for many miles. The towns all
look old and there doesn't seem to
be any building or improvements
being made as you see in our own
state. We passed over much territory
that is historical but space forbids
much detail. Two countrymen
boarded the train near King's moun
tain and told u s of the monuments
and the hole the flag pole stood in
during that memorable fight in
the Revolutionary. As we ventured
to say something of Ferguson they
braced themselves up and with
glistening eyes remarked "you was
there then,' "tell us all about it;"
* *yon is the first man I ever seed
that was in that fight."
A few miles north of Highpoint
was pointed out to us. There is
nothing there but the name al
though it is one of the oldest places
in the state.
We saw but little to interest us
from Greensboro, N. C. to Char
lottsville, Va. The lands are mostly
all poor, the greater portion of it in
I scrub woods or scrub old field pine
j and cedars. None of the original
I forest is big enough lo make a de
cent back stick of wood and none
of the old field pine large enough
to make two rails And hills, hills,
hills, all covered with brush or
scrub trees with now and then
patches of corn or tobacco to break
the monotony. One sees compara
tively few decent cottages. The old
time colonial mansions that ?nee
dotted these barren hills have all
".isappeared. It may be that some
disappeared through misfortunes of
war, and others through misfortunes
of insurance companies, both aro
alike dangerous and destructive.
Everywhere you look little log cab
ins and higher log tobacco barns
greet your eyes, all daubed wit h
mud. The tobacco barns have a
furnace under them and the dwell
ing, a chimney at one end, one
door and one window. Why the
Good Hope people had better houses
before Columbus discovered Ameri
ca. If von H?ye,ajoy -eai>ecial desire
to "'see a 'suie enough" poor coun
try look aronnd Reidsville, N. C.,
or Danville, Va. We ventured to
inquire hoV all those poor people
live up her?. Why said one, "better
than you think for." "They live on
cabbage in the summer and rabbits
in the winter." This whole country
abounds in rabbits, squirrels and
'possums. Everybody told us "you
just get back off from the railroad
and you will see some good lands
and fine farming." The engineer
who laid off this section of the
Southern must have been an econo
mist and didn't want to despoil any
land fit for cultivation with a road
bed. If his purpose was such he
succeeded. Pretty well all the towns
of any importance along the road
buyjand manufacture large quanti ties
of tobacco. There are some large
warehouses in Danville.
We were told is a fine tobacco
section though it looked not muc <
different from other sections passed
over. This section is reputed to
grow a better quality of tobacco
and it is air cured or permitted to
cure without the artificial heat as is
apnlied through a furnace in the
tobacco barn in other places. In
Virginia you ask a farmer how
many acres one may cultivate in
tobacco or corn he tells y;u he
doesn't know. They measure farms
by hills and corn by barrels. For
instance one man told us a good
man might cultivate 10,000 hills in
eorn; 10,000 hills in tobacco and
sow 10 bushels of wheat and 10
bushels of oats, but he would have
to have some "day help." The to
bacco would yield from five to ten
thousand ponnds and . if of good
quality would sell for $150.00 to
$180.00 per thousand. Most of the
corn we saw looked as if it might
make from ten to forty bushels.
These people would express it from
two to eight barrels. They use some
guano, 200 to 400 pounds per acre.
Land rents for the fourth. One old
farmer boarded our train rear Dan
ville and gave us the history of an
114 acre farm which he had
brought to a high state of cultiva
tion with dover and cow manure.
He said he would rent his other
place for the fourth or would take
$10.00 per acre oh five years time
at 4 per cent, but siid he "I have
got to git the fifth for that place I
live upon." One may look from a
car window and see that there must
be a lot of poor people and a lot of
most ignorant people right under
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MONUMENT TO WOMEN.
Invitations Issued to Unveiling
of Monument to Womeai of
The Advertiser acknowledges re
ceipt of the following invitation:
You are cordially invited to be
present at the
Unveiling of the Memorial
South Carolina Women of $the
Confederacy at Columbia
nineteen hundred and eleven
Orator of tbe day
JOSEPH W. BARNWELL
C. IRVINE WALKER, Chairman
\ T. J. MOORE C. A. REED
.JOHN G. RICHARDS, JR,
WM. E- GOMZALBS,
' SEC. & TREAS.
This is the first monument to be
raised by a state or community, or
through public aubs/V ^ion to the
womon of the South/ -*4V- ?y?
The-Mionutuent co?ta'm. al
SOUTH CAROLINA WOMEN
THE MEN OF THE STATE
In this monument
generations unborn shall hear the voice
. of a grateful people
testifying to the sublime devotion
of the Women of South Carolina.
In their country's need
their unconquerable spirit
strengthened the thin lines of gray.
Their.tender care was solace to the
Reverence for God
and unfaltering faith in a righteous
inspired heroism that survived
the immolation of sons
and courage that bore agony of suspense
and the shock of disaster.
The tragedy of the Confederacy may
but the fruits of the noble service
of the daughters of the South
are our perpetual heritage.
When reverses followed victories,
when want displaced plenty,
when mourning for the flower of South
darkened countless homes,
when government tottered and chaos
the women were steadfast and unafraid.
unchanged in their devotion,
unshaken in their patriotism,
unwearied in ministrations,
uncomplaining in sacrifices,
splendid in fortitude.
They strove while they wept.
In the rebuilding after the desolation
their virtues stood
as the supreme citadel,
with strong towers of Faith and Hope
around which civilization rallied
At clouded dawn of peace
they faced the future ^,
undismayed by problems
and fearless of trials
in loving effort'to heal
their country's wounds
and with conviction
that from the ashes of ruin
would come the resurrection
with glorious vindication.
William E. Gonzales.
PARKS VILLE NEWS.
Marriage of Mr. Frank Parks
and Miss Barbie Christian.
Mr. James Parks Goes
The Parksville f air : of 1911 has i
passed into history, but our people
as well as visitors, have not ceased i
talking about it. The exhibits were
not what they should have been,
and as a consequence the produc- '
lions and improvements of the west
side were not shown to the best ad
vantage. I have heard numbers of
our best farmers say: "Well, I do t
wish I had thought about it, I bad
some of the finest corn and potatoes .
and peas anywhere to be found, but ,
I did not think it necessary to car
ry these things to the show."
Let our people begin to think and
plan as to what they can carry to
the show in 1912, and anything ,
raised by the thrifty hand of the
agriculturist, or made by the deft
fingers of the fair ones of his fire
side, from a pea to a pumpkin, or '
from the homely gingerbread to the
most delightful pound cake, will be
imported and add interest.
I wish I could mention all the ,
visitors to our fair, but time and
space fail. Suffice it to say, we gave
them, one and all, a broad welcome,
which they seem to appreciate from :
the fact, that they are saying more '
nice things about us than we de
Mr. and Mrs. 6. L. Coleman, of
Callison, were welcomed guests to i
our home a few days ago. Mr. Cole
man easily ranks, among the pro- ,
gressive young men of this genera
tion, and Callison and community
should be proud of him.
Yesterday two of our beloved
young people in the persons of Miss <
Barbie Christian, and Mr. Frank i
Parks, were united in the holy bonds <
of matrimony by Rev. J. T. Little- i
john. We congratulate the "Maj." 1
for that is what his comrades call i
Frank, upon his good fortune in l
winning the fair hand of such a i
lovely girl, and wish them long and 1
continued happiness. We under- i
stand they will make theil future
home at Mt. Carmel, where Mr. \
Parks runs a large flourishing mill- ,
Mr. James G. Parks has accepted ;
a lucrative position from the city of ,
Augusta, as one of the engineers in (
laying out of Summerville and Wood ,
lawn, as a part of "greater Augus
ta." Jim will take Miss Addie and r
little James G. Jr., to the city in a
few days, which will doubtless make t
the faces of some doting relatives
look a little long, at best, till time
can kindly adjust matters. We hope
them success and a pleasant stay in
the fair city of Augusta.
Messrs. Eugene McDonald and
Dan. A. Bell came over Saturday
from their Georgia home to attend
a regular meeting of their Masonio
lodge which convened last Saturday
Rev. O. N. Rountre? preached his
farewell ?sermon at the Methodist
church yesterday morning. H? does
not expect to return. Being a mem
ber of another denomination, I am
without bias, and do not hesitate to
say, this charge never has had, nor
will it ever have, in my humble
judgment, a better man. Mr. Roun
tree lives daily in the "secret of His c
presence," being always led by the s
spirit of God. c
Mr. Charlie Strom, (old Charlie i
in contra distinction to his nephew t
Charlie) spent a pleasant day in t
Parksville Sunday with relatives. 1
He says the people around Reho- <
both are making a bumper crop, i
more than they can gather. I
Mr. R. M. Hitt who married Mr. 1
Strom's daughter, and formerly
editor and owner of the Aiken Sen- <
tinel spent a short time in Parks- 1
rille Sunday. In conversation he ]
stated that Col. W. J. Talbert of 1
our town made a most appropriate
Address to the Aikenifes during
their fair on the "Confederacy," and
made a fine impression. Mr. Hitt
and wife, we understand will soon
move to Timtnonsville in Florence
county, Mr. Hitt having sold out
his paper in Aiken.
Improvements are still going ?n
slowly in our town. Mr. H. H.
Freeman, one of our merchant prin
ce*, is painting his residence a beau
tiful white, trimmed in green.
Arrangements were made for
Thanksgiving services in our Bap
tist church next Thursday, the pro
gram being in the hands of Mr. J.
M. Bussey, our efficient Sunday
Capt. Able James visited his
brother, Capt. W. W. James of our
town Sunday, and worshipped at
our Methodist ohurch.
The W. O. W. of our town have
resolved to have an oyster supper
on election night, which takes place
the first Tuesday night in Decem
ber., A good attendance is desired.
On last night our B. Y. P. U.
elected the following delegates to
the state Baptist convention to meet
in Greenwood tl 1st Tuesday in
December: Mrs. Virginia Stone,
Miss Rosa Minor and Mr. T. G.
Mr. Wilmer Christian came home
yesterday to be at his sister's mar
riage. He says he will be the next
?ne of tt.e family to get married.
Petition to Board of County
To the Hon. W. G. Wells, Supervi
sor, and County commissioners
of Edgefield County:
Gentlemen: We the undersigned
citizens of this section respectfully
oall your honorable body's atten
tion to the condition of the ferry
?t Shaw's Mill. The dam is in a
bad condition being broken in a
?umber of places and the pond is
full of sand and mud, making it al
most impossible to cross with a
loaded wagon as the flat grounds
in the mud.
We would like for your honora
ble body to investigate this matter
ind prive it prompt attention as we
ire very much in need of a conve
lient outlet being hedged in by the
?reek on the one side and Savannah
.iver on the other.
We are very much in need of i
naterial attention to this ferry at <
>nce.. We would respectfully ask 1
hat you give us a bridge. <
H. H. Scott, Sr.,
T. E. Spires, 1
T. J. M. Scott, 1
J. M. Hudson,
R. W. Morgan,
P. M. Markert,
J. S. Chapman, ;
Ed A. Schmidt, 3
J. M. Boyd,
P. E. Thurmond, 1
L. D. Reese,
T. B. Reese,
Pierce Reese, 1
L. S. Reese, <
J. O. Scott.
Starting It Too High.
It was in the days before church
organs and ohcirs that Deacon Dor
ey volunteered to lead the singing 1
>f an old hymn. He started out
rery well: "My soul be on thy 1
ruard; ten thou-" and he stopped, ?
mable to go any further because he
iad such a high pitch. He started
>ver again: "My soul be on thy
ruard; ten" and onoe more he stop
ped, this time pitched so low that
ie oould not proceed. 1
"Say, brother Dorsey," said one 1
)f thecongregation, "hadn't you bet
?er start it with five thousand?"- i
Norman C. Mack's National Month
Auction Sale of Lots. Mrs..
Rushton Entertained New
Century Club. Carni
Miss Mag daleen Austin, of Au
gusta, delighted her friends here
with a visit during the past week.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher spent several
days at Springfield in interest of
mission study work, returning on
Mrs. E. E. Andrews has returned
from a short visit to Greenwood.
A realty company of Charlotte,
N. C., auctioned off the remaining
56 lots of the land purchased from
Mr. W. S. Mobley last spring, on
Monday. A band from Aiken was
brought up to attract a crowd, and
the bidding was lively, Master Lee
Frye drew the $5 gold piece, and
the free lot was drawn by a member
of the band. This same company
has purchased land at Miles Mill,
which they propose to divide up in
lots and sell, the new town to
spring into existence, to be oalled
M rs. J. M. Rushton was hostess to.
the New Century club on Tuesday,
and the afternoon was very pleas
antly spent. After tHe study course,
when the books were laid aside, the I
social hour was enjoyed during j
whioh time delicious refreshments
were served. Mrs. Rushton is a
charming young matron and enter
Mr. P. N. Lott is at home from
Parksville and Modoc.
Mrs. O. S. Werts has been visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. Taylor
Goodwyn, at Greenwood.
Mrs. Mary Hamilton has return
ed from Atlanta where she has been
spending the past month with her
daughter, Mrs. Horace Black.
Miss Gladys Sawyer spent Thurs
day in Columbia on a pleasure visit.
Dr. P. N. Kee8ee has returned
from a few days in Atlanta.
Mr. Gains Hammond, of Green
ville was a visitor here ' during last
Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth, of
Eegefield,"visited her mother, Mrs.
Anna Strother, recently.
Mr. Edmund Perry, of Jackson
ville, Fla., is visiting his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Crouch
ind Miss Elise Crouch attended the
selebration of the 15th anniversary.
.)f Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Morgan, at
their home in Augusta on Friday
?vening, November 23rd.
The carnival has departed, to the
;reat pleasure of those living close
:o the scene of action, but in a
??eek, one much larger and louder,
will take its place.
Mrs. Thomas Pierce, of Ninety
Six, is the guest of her sister, Mrs .
L B. Asbill.
Mr. George Nickerson, of Co
rnubia, visited his home folks this
Mrs. J. Hartwell Edwards has
seen visiting at thc home of Dr. S.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mobley and
&fr. Julian Mobley have gone to
Florida and will make their hom ?
Mr. James Quinby, of Granite
rille, visited here on Sunday.
Mrs. Dayton Toole, of Aiken, is
ipending awhile with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Price.
On the first day of December
1911, the undersigned \rill apply to
.he Probate Court at Ed ge fi old, S.
C., for a final disoharge from his
trust Administrator of the estais
o? Mrs. B. M. McKie, deceased.
G. A. MoKicw