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VOL. 77.
NO, 38
Interesting Meeting of D. of C.
New Century Club Enter
tained by Mrs. F. M.
Mr. and Mrs. William Webb, of
Chappells,were the guests of friends
here last week.
Mr. John Bland, of Vidal ia,
spent last week here with relatives.
Mrs. Erwin Smith happened to a
painful aocident one day last week
in Augusta. She, with some friends,
attempted to get off the train at
Broad street, and in doing so she
slipped, and suffered a severely
bruised ankle. She was unable to
return to her home with the party,
and remained at the hotel until the
next day, when her husband joined
her to accompany her home.
Prof. and Mrs. W. S. Scott gave
a dining on Saturday to the teach
ers of the high school. They are de
lightful entertainers and the day
was a happy one.
The historical meeting, D. of C.,
was held with Mrs. W. L. Coleman
on Thursday afternoon, and the his
torian Mrs. O. D. Blaok had a very
interesting program arranged, with
the subject, Rear admiral Raphael
Semnes, natal officer. She l gave
some facts concerning his duties as
an officer, and this was followed by
a sketch of his life by Mrs. J. P.
Bean. Mrs. James White read a
southern poem and Miss Zena P-^ne
gave a sketoh of his life as a naval
ofPcer, and of the cruise of the
Alabama, which he named and com
manded. Miss Elise Crouch varied
the program with a very sweet
piano solo, and the meeting closed
with a Confederate song.
Tho new oentury club was enter
tained on Tuesday afternoon by
Mrs. F. M. Boyd, president of the
organization, and after a half hour
of routine business, the meeting ?
was turned over to the leader Mrs. j
James White, who took up the sub
ject for discussion, "Midsummer
night's dream." The disoussions
were broad, and all the members
freely taking part. "The imagina
tive fancy of Shakespeare in this
play," Mrs. P. N. Lott; "Condition
of affairs, in Act. IV, Mrs. W. S.
Scott; "Comical pranks of Puck,"
Mrs. B. L. Allen; "Bottom and his
companions," Mrs. W. A. Kirby;
"Titanic and Oberon," Mrs. J. A.
Dozier; "Is Helena the real hero
ine?" Mrs. W. Allen Mobley; "The
nature of this play as opposed to
Shakespeare's others," Miss Clara
Sawyer. Miss Angelle Andrews de
lighted all with Beethoven's bridal
chorus taken from this play, and
Mrs. James White sang "a summer
night." After the books were laid
aside the hostess served an ice
course with cake,
j Mrs. Angeline Bacon ha? moved
I here from her country place near
j town and is domiciled at the home
of ber nephew, Mr. C. D. Kenny.
All Johnston welcomes her, for she
has endrared herself to the hearts
of young and old.
The date of the flower show has
boen changed to Friday, November
8 tb. j
Dr. L. S. Maxwell has purchased
a 5 passenger Overland car.
Mr. Billie Hobbs, of Edgefield
aas been visiting his sister, Mrs.
J. C. Wright, near town.
An evening of genuine pleasure
to all music lovers, was that of last
Friday when a musical was given
in the school auditorium, by Prof.
John Wyatt Landrum, and Miss
Cecile Graham Kinard. Prof. Lan
drum is not only a skilled pianist,
but a violinist of great merit. His
technic is fine and he has an ex
tensive repertoire and responded
graciously to repeated encores
Miss Kinard has 3 soprauo voice
of musical sweetness and range and
her selections were varied, delight
ing the entire audience. Her piano
solos were given with the same mu
sical talent that was manifest in
her vocal selections. Another feat
ure of the program was the piano
solo, "Rigoletto Paraphrase" Liszt,
with which Miss Willis, instructor
in music of the high school, favored
the audience. It was rendered with
that ease and grace which charac
terizes the skilled performer, and
.brought forth appreciative corn
Misses Kary Lucia Mobley and
Hallie Whit?, with a light and
! preasiag tomoh gave a duet, "Il
Trprators Fanteaie."-Biak?, J
County Fair Notes.
The date for the fair is Novera
ber 13, 14,15. The time was fixed
two weeks later so as to suit the
farmers, the crops being later than
usual this year.
An interesting: program has been
arranged for each day. The mana
gers are doing their part to make
the fair a success. It now remains
for the people to do theirs.
The parades that are being ar
ranged by the oommittee of ladies
will surpass those of all former
years. Parades will be held two days
of the fair instead of only one aB
The committee of ladies who have
this feature in charge are not only
giving more time and attention than
heretofore but are meeting with
more hearty co-operation from a
larger number of people than ever
before. These ladies are very enthu
siastic and are confident that the
pigeant o? decorated rigs, floats
and trades displays will be richer
a id more gorgeous than anything
of the kind ever seen in Edgefield
The aggregation of shows, or the
carnival will be the largest and best
we have ever had. The attractions
will be first-class and varied in
The music will be all that can be
desired. It will be furnished
throughout the three days by the
large and well trained carnival
The tournament that Maj. Ander
son has planned and that has been
entered so enthusiastically by many
young men will be a new feature.
Nothing like it has ever been seen
in Edgefield by the youngor genera-'
tion. This alone will repay those
who come twenty miles and more
to the fair.
The field crop exhibits promise
to be large but not so large and nu
merous as the managers would like.
All farmers are invited and urged
to bring exhibits of all kinds from
their farms. Room will be provided
in the poultry, livestock, household,
art, fancy work and field crop de
partment for all who make applica
tion. Will you not come forward
and do your part? Help the mana
gers to make this the very best fair
that will bo held in the state this
fall. Why should not Edgefield
have that honor?
Liberal premiums will be provid
ed for every department. The pre
mium list that has just been issued
will Rhow what these premiums are,
and how the entries can be made.
No Honor.
He who spake as never man
spake, in commenting on the low
down-ness of human nature said,
' A prophet is not without honor
in his own country." While there
are a few people foolish enough to
think that nobody's goods are as
good as theil's, nevertheless, there
are those who go to the other ex
treme, and seem to think that the
last consideration must be first, and
the first must be last. Every other
girl is better that sister; every other
boy is better than brother; every
other house is better than homo;
every other business is beltei than
mine; every other place is better
than our own. They talk for one
institution and support another;
they are extremists that are con
stantly falling into pit holes. Gen
eral ly this class are generous with
out being honest and just. They
give to those who need nothing; to
those who have rendered them a
service they feel no obligation; they
are always to cast aside the old
and faithful and to lay hold of the
new and useless. If we would avoid
this without withering condemna
tion of Christ, let us not forget that
charity commences at home though
it should not .remain there, if we
can go beyond home. It is our duty
to provide for our household the
necessaries of life spiritual and tem
poral; to do something for our com
munity; to ke*p up our schools;
to support our ^churches and the in
terests of those churches domestic
and foreign; and not to "rob Peter
to pay Paul." E. C. B.
"I want to see you just a min
ute," said^the lady at the bottom of
the steps "but this hobble skirt is
so tight I can't olimb the stairs.
Ton come out won't you?"
"I would if I could," sighed the
one inside, ''but this new hst is too
wide to go tb rolf h lat doorway." j
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As heretofore the ann
crowning event of the fair,
large number to enter, the
list of prizes has been arrai
Most attractive school
2ml prize $5.
Prettiest float, ist prize
Most unique trades disph
Prettiest rig, ist prize $;
Prettiest child's rig, ist j
Prettiest baby carriage,
Most attractive bicycle,
Horseback riders, mos
prize $3 ; 2nd prize ribbon,
Colored Baptist Association
Held at Pleasant Grove
Dear editor:- Please allow me
space through you- columns to speak
a few words aboat the recent session
of the Mt. Canaan association which
was held at the Plea?ant Grove
Baptist Church, October 10th, 11th
am' 12th. This association is com
posed of twenty-eight (28) churches
that are doing a Christian education
al work.
The reoent session was a very
peaceful and profitable one. Friday
the association was visited and ad
dressed by Mr. Orlando Sheppard
and Dr. Jeffries. The good impres
sion ma'de Oh1 tb? delegates by these
Christian gentlemen is a lasting one..
Mr. Sheppard addressed the as
sociation on "Duty." He spoke 1st,
of one's duty to self, 2nd, of duty
to our neighbor, 3rd, duty to God.
lu a very impressive manner he
made his audience see beauty in the
word duty as they had never seen
it before.
Dr. Jeffries addressed the associa
tion on the "Responsibility of
leadership." In an eloquent man
ner he pictured to the colored lead
ers their responsibility of leading
their people to higher planes of
righteous liviug. The many "amens"
and "thanks to God" that were
echoed through the church proved
how well these addresses wero re
ceived and appreciated.
Dr. S. E. Griggs, of Nashville,
Tenn., addressed the association on
the "Importance of the national
work of the Baptists throughout this
country." He spoke very forcibly
of the importance of helping oth
ers. He made a very deep impres
sion on his hearers.
Saturday afternoon the associa
tion wa? favored with an address
on *'A praying church" by Rev.
P. B. Lanham. After a very inter
esting address the outers' rally be
gan. Just before Gea. M. C. But
ler's death he visited Bettis Acade
my, after looking over tho work of
the sohool. In bis address he said
the school was greatly in need of
an industrial hall, and if the oolor
ed people would raiso one half of
the funds for such a hall, he with
his friends would raise the other
half. Before he could make good
his promise the Heavenly Father
called him into the great beyond.
The colored women have remem
bered his appeal to erect an indus
trial hall and have worked for that
end. In tho recent association they
raised ?291.00 making a total of
$1,000 for the hall. The colored
people have planned to raise ?2,500,
and then appeal to Gen. Butler's
friends to see how many can be
found to help carry out bia wish
and promise. This hall when erect
ed shall be called the M. C. Bwtler
I regard tho recent session of the
association as one of the moat
peaceable and profitable in its his
tory. Much was said and done to
encourage men and women to live
better and more righteous lives.
Edna L. Nicholson.
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Eliza Mi ms' specimens of photo?
graph work in Mr. W. A. Hart's
windows;, children a specialty- ,
.tadio at r?sident?. t
uni parade -will be the J
and in order to induce a t
following very attractive +
i?ed: *
f>: A
wagon, ist prize $10; *
$10; second prize $5. J
ay, ist prize $5; 2nd prize *
5; 2nd prize ribbon.
:)rize $5 ; 2nd prize ribbon. *
ist prize $3 ; 2nd prize %
ist prize $2; 2nd prize *
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t attractive couple, ist J
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Ia Your Cotton Giving You a
Itu not so muoh getting 15 cents
for cotton, if it costs ten cents to
make it, as it is in knowing how to
grow cotton at a cost that leaves a
profit when it sells for ten cents a
pound. The man who, by good
farming, raises over a bale an acre
hasr? big profit if cotton goes to 15
cents, and he is not broke if it sells
for only ten oents, while the man
who takes five acres to make a bale
has not much profit even at 15 cents
and none at all at ten cents. It is
all in the mau and his farming.
The man who tries to galvanize a
little life into an old dead mixture
of^?nd' clay -*iih 200 pounds of
Hr per abre can never mike mon
ey growing ootton, no matter what
the price may be.
Ndw, with coiton at ten cents,
tho men who have taken the advice
of The Progressive Farmer and
made cotton for less are getting a
profit, while the man who raised on
ly the average crop is getting little
or no profit. It is evident that the
r?orld wiil take a l?,000,000-bale
crop at a fair price, and the Prob
lem for the cotton farmer is how to
make the cotton on one-third the
area now used and how to keep the
other two-thirds improving and
growing auxiliary crops of value
for feeding stock and selling grain.
One correspondent in a trucking
section wrote that he, like others
there, has been neglecting corn
and he had to buy corn, "and it
hurts/' he says. And the same ia
true of the greater part of the cot
ton country. There is too muoh
buying corn, and it hurts. And
when a man ia making no profit on
his cotton and still has to buy corn
and hay and meat, it hurts worse.
The cure for all this hurt is real
farming and a total abandonment
of the idea that there is no money
in anything but cotton, and that
cotton can stand the paying for
everything else.-Progressive Far
Ropers School News.
Our sohool opened on the 6th,with
an enrollment of ll pupils and with
Miss Hattie Brimson, of Cleora, as
teacher. We like her fine. Sick
ness has prevented a regular atten
dance but we hope to ?have all our
pupils next week.
Mr. Preston J. Lanham left home
several weeks ago to take a business
course at Osborne's college in Au
gusta, Ga.
Mrs. Louis Citoe and little son
have been spending the summer at ?
the home of Mrs. Catoe's parents
Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Shaw, but will
return to their home in Augusta
Miss f'te Wise of Savaunah, Ga.,
spent several days hst week with
her aunt, Mrs. J. F. Atkins, and
her sister, Mrs. W. L. Tiramerman.
Mi H. VV. T. Lundy is in Augusta)
for a few,days.
We are sorry to report the ill
ness of Mr. W. L. Timmerman.
Misses Emmie Lanham and Hst
rio Branson spent last week-end
pleasantly at Colliers.
The farmers have about finished
' ; -venting hay, bal the raia has
.?rrht moot of the cotton in the
Sekeol Ghi.
Report of The Grand Jury.
To His Honor, S. W. G. Shipp,
Presiding Judge, October Court,
Edgefield County, South Carolina.
We have passed on all the bills
handed us by the court and reported
The committees appointed from
our body at the Maroh term of
court to look into the various offi
cial departments and institutions of
our oounty have already made their
reports at the August court, excepttj
ing the committee on eduoation. Mr.
P. N. Lott, chairman of this com
mittee, being absent on account of
sickness, we have no report from
this committee.
It is reported to us that many of
the urgently needed repairs on
bridges and highways of our coun
ty which we requested attention to
at the March and August terms
have not been attended to yet. We
again urge upon the county supervi
sor that these {mattera be attended
to as speedily as possible. We re
alize that the scarcity of labor, and
the difficulty of obtaining timber
and lumber for bridge building has
delayed attention to many of these
oases. A petition was handed to us
in regard to bridge across Cuffee
Town creek at McCain's Mill, which
was signed by many of the resi
dents of that community. We re
ferred same to th** county supervi
sor, who informed us that the con
tract had been let for the building
of this bridge and that he had not
yet been able to get the contracter
to build the bridge. This being on
a county line stream between this
county and Greenwood, he had to
co operate with the supervisor of
Groen wood county.
We again call attention to the
fact that our request that the conn
ty supervisor have lights put in the
windows of our court house where
broken out has not been complied
with. Last March we called atten
tion to the fact that our jury could
not occupy their seats by one of the
windows without physical suffering
and danger. We found the same
condition at the present term of
We recommend that the supervi
sor of this county have the court
house and county offices wired for
electric lights and that electric
lights be installed in said building
and offices, and that expenses of
same be paid out of the general
county fund.
We recommend to the delegation
from our county in the next general
assembly that the statute fixing the
salary of the county superintendent
of education for this county be
amended so as to increase the salary
of the said office. The present
salary is too small, so much so that
the incumbent of the office has gen
erally to engage in some other occu
pation than the duties of the office to
gain support for his family.
For assistance and courtesies ex
tended to us in the discharge of our
duties, we desire to express our
thanks to bis Honor, Judge Shipp,
to the solicitor and othsr officials
of tho court.
A. E. Pvigett,
Money From Edgefield.
To the Editor of The State:
It gives mo pleasure to hand you
herewith attached my check fer
$217.75 together with list of natues
of those contributing for the Wood
row Wilson and Marshall fund,
you will please place same to the
credit of Edgefield county.
BR Tillman, ' $100 00
.1 B Knight, 31 00
C G Wy che, 23 00
JacobS Smith 23 00
Dr G W Wise, 2 00
J C Long, 1 00
J W Miller, 1 00
J F Bettis, .5u
C A Lonp, 1 ou
D R Day, 1 00
Joe S ?raith, 1 Ou
B R Smith, 1 ou
G M Smith, 1 ou
A C Yonce, .50
G F Long, .50
W F Gibson, .25
W D Holland, .50
J H Courtney, 1 00
S T Hughes, Jr, 1 00
R M Maer, 1 00
S B Marsh, 1 00
W M Leppard, .5u
A S J Miller, 1 Ou
Total, IS17 7?
S. B. Marah.
Trenton,. Oot. 15. . .|
While "On the Wing" Mr. Lake
Expresses Appreciation. At
tention Called to Jud
son Memorial.
Dear Jaie:- Please say good-bye
to all our friends for Mrs. Lake and
me. In all my life I never had such
a royal welcome. It was worth liv
ing for eight years or so in a for
eign land to have such a happy
home coming. Fully conscious of
my own unworthiness, I accept all
the kindness and hospitality that
you and so many others have given
ns, as a gift from God's people in
Edgefield to Him, through His ser
After working some, and I trust,
resting some, in other parts of the
this state, I expect to be present at
the meeting in Edgefield on No
vember 26th.
As you know, brother Orlando
Sheppard, as moderator of the Edgr
field Baptist Association, has issued
a call for a meeting on that day an
10 a. m., and the call is signed by
Dr. Jeffries and the deacons of the
Edgefield Baptist church, and the
ladies, God bless them! have arran
ged to provide dinner at the church
for the delegates to the meeting.
The call asks that each pastor
and at least two male members
from each church in the Edgefield
Baptist association attend this
meetiug to confer about the Judson
The call states that those who
expect to attend are requested to
send their names to brother Shep
pard, so won't you please notify him
that I want him to see that my
name is put in the pot?
Mrs. Lak<> and I greatly enjoyed
meeting with the women representa
tive of the churches in the Edge
field association the last week m
Atgust, and no iv I am looking
forward to this meeting of the men
on November 26th,then I must visit
several other states before we sail
back to China next June.
Fraternally always,
John Lake.
Addressed Students of South
Carolina University.
Rev. John Lake, who for tho past
several years has been a missionary
to China, stationed in Canton, made
a short address to the students cf
tue University of South Carolina in
tlie university chapel this morning.
The recent political upheaval in the
Orient formed the basis for the re
marks by Rev. Mr.Lake. Ile traced,
from the viewpoint of one who wit
nessed the revolution throughout,
the events that led up to it and some
of its most interesting phases. It
was peculiarly significant, said Mr.
Lake, that the first president of the
republic of 430,000,000 people
should be a Christian and that sev
en of the ten members of hi? cabi
net should have also accepied the
Christian religion.
This fact gave great encourage
ment to tho missionaries to that
country and will probably mean the
conversion of thousands. Christian
missionaries, said the speaker, had
taken no small part in bringing
about the enlightened conditions
which had led to the establishment
of a republic, and that oonntry now
affords a splendid opportunity for
the publicist who will give his
pfforts to strengthening the ne^1 v
formed government.-Col; mbia
The Judge's Warning.
"Gentlemen," said the judge of
an Arkansas court to the attorneys
during a trial, '*I don't mind your
shooting at each other occasionally
if the circumstances seem to justify
it; but I see that one of your br. i lets
has hit au overcoat belonging to the
court and broken a quart flask in
the inside pocket. I wish it tu be
distinctly understood that if there is
any more such careless shooting in
this court, I'll lift the scalp ot the
galoot that does it. Now go ahead
with the case."
A clergyman who advertised for
an organist received this reply:
Dear Sir: I notioe you have a va
cancy for an organist and music
teacher, either lady or gentleman.
Having been both for several s irs
I beg to apply for the position.

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