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EDGEFIELD, S.C WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30,1913 JOHNSTON LETTER. Store Burned, Death of Mrs. Geo. Pearce, New Century Club Honored. County Home Remembered. On Saturday night about 12 o'clock, the fire alarm was Bounded, and it was found that the store of W R Sandifer was on fire. This ie situated near the center of a block, with the handsome store of V. E. Edwards on one side, and the gro cery store of J. W. Eidson on the other. At first it was thought that the whole block was doomed, but there was comparatively no breeze stirring, and with good work on the part of all, the fire was confined to the one store, all of the buildings being brick. The contents cf the adjoiniuer stores were removed, with some damage. The building was the property of W. KB. Ouzts. Mrs. James White went to Spar tanbnrg on Monday to attend the annual musical festival. Mrs. W. D. Holland, of Trenton has been visiting her aunt Mrs. G' G. Waters. Information reached here Sunday of the death of Mrs. Geo. Pearce, which had occurred at her home at Ninety Six. For the past two years she has suffered from pellagra, and during the last few months has been in a critical state. Before her mas riage, she was Miss Birdie Reams, ' this being her home town. She leaves 4 sisters, Mesdames L. B. Asbell, Beula? McElhennry, James Dunbar and William Dunbar, and one brother, Mr. Jeff Reams. Be sides the husband are several small children. Mrs. Pearce was a mem ber of the Methodist church, and a sweet Christian character. The Rev. Mr. Williams will preach on Sunday morning and iv.eningfia the Kaptist charch. VThe junior Y. W. A., of the Bap tist church, di J a very happy deed on Saturday afternoon, the inmates of the county home being the ob ject of their kindness. Some time ago their secretary wrote Mr. Scur ry, the steward, to find out just what special gift each one might desire. It was well worth the troub le to see the delight depicted on each countenance, as their -vants were materialized. They did not ask for large gifts, and each request was so characteristic of the indi vidual. An honor has come to the New Century Club, of which they are jnstly pioud. Of the 98 clubs in the state, this club has the distinction of most successfully carrying out the idea in Reciprocity, the program for that day being an ideal one as viewed by the state committee of literature and. reciprocity. At the State Federation, May 7-9, at Flor ence, a special time has been set apart during the convention, for the delegation from Johnston to give a report of what they did and how, with the view of creating interest and enthusiasm. The club here is composed of 20 members, with two meetings monthiv. each of these meetings being very interesting, Shakespeare being the study for the year. The members are Mesdames F. M. Boyd, B. h. Allen, J. A. D'zier, J. A. Dobey, Hilliary Grant, W. A. Kirby, P. N. Lott, Atieu Mobley, J. W. Ma.sh, William F. Scott, James Strother, W. T. Toney, James White and Misses Angelle Andrews, Clara and Gladys Sawyer Zena Payne, Jessie Rushton, Malbina Waters and Ru by Strother. Air. Claud Walsh of Sumter made a short visit here during the past week. Mr. E. D. Holland and Mr. Ja ues Holland, of Glendale, Ga., were here during last week the guest of -the former's sister, Mrs. Virgiuia Watson. For a number of years Johnston was their home town, and their presence here was a genuine pleasure to many friends. Upon t.eir return, they were accompa ?ieJ by Mrs. Watson and Miss Mary Watson, the journeys being made in Mr. Holland's handsome "Keo" car. . Mr. and Mrs. Frank Covington have returned to Atlanta, after a visit to the latter's sister, Mrs. B. L. Allen. Miss .Nora Herlong, of Bates burg has been visiting Miss My rds Smith. Miss Elise Crouch entertained with an elaborate dining on vVcd nesday, complimentary to I friend, Mr's. Bartow Walsh. Mrs. Clifton Mitchell, of Bat burg, has been visiting her moth Mrs. Anna Strother. Dr. John G. Edwards of Ed field was here during the past we* Mr. Leroy Werta, of Belton, a Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn, Greenwood, were eunsts at the hoi of their father, Mr. O. S. Wer recently. Misses Cartledge and Nina Ou: spent Thursday in Augusta. Mrs. James White ?was ?ruest friends in Aiken durhifr the re-t ion, and attended the reception gi en the veterans. Miss Clara Sawyer was h ost( for the New Century Club on Tu< day afternoon, and this meetii proved a very entertaining one wi "Julius Caesar" for the study. Mi James Strother was leader and se eral points were brought forth wi discussions. During the social hot the hostess served frozen strawb? ries with a variety of cake. Among the veterans from he to attend the re-union in Aik were Maj. F. M. Warren, Judi J. G. Mobley, Messrs. James Ti ner, M. W. Clark, O. S. Werta, W. Sawyer, W. T. Walton and number of others living near I town. Mesdames M. T. Turner, Cha F. Pechman, Misses Zena Payn Frances and ' Bessie Ford Turne and J. Howard Payne made a ci trip to Augusta during the week. Mrs. William F.Scott left on Mo day for Greeuwood, to be presei at the marriage of her sister, Mi Teresa Haltiwanger, which is ol a carly date. Following the weddin she will spend a few weeks with h< parents, and at the close of th school here, Prof. Scott will joi her, and they will summer in tb mountains where they own a co tage. -?-~ - Why McAdoo is Secretary o the Treasury. Hon. Wm. G. AcAdoo, Secretar of the Treasury, is evidently a ba< man. He does not believe in younj people having things too easy an? comfortable. He believes that worl develops character. A recent pub iication quotes from a speech madi by him several years ago, in whicl he said: "I was brough* up in Georgia ii the path of General Sherman's fa mous march to the sea. As Henn Grady once remarked, "Genera Sherman was a bit careless witl fire," and for this reason among other things he never has been a popular man in Georgia. For my self, however, I feel that I owe General Sherman a debt of grati tude. He produced conditions and an environment which made it nee essary for the individual to develop every resourcee and every power with which nature had endowed him, in order to exist. I believe that character is produced and de veloped to the highest degree by hardships, suffering and poverty. I have never doubted that whatever of character or capacity I have de veloped has been in a large measure due to the surroundings and condi tions which General Sherman forced upon the people of my section dur ing the great war. Mr. McAdoo in his own life has proven the truth of the views ex pressed. Going to New York some years ago as an unknown man, at least unknown te that city, he made a success of the banking business; theu he turned his attention to the construction of the Hudson tunnel, after English and American engi neers and promoters had failed, in duced New York bankers to provide about $75,000,000 for carrying out his broad plans, and raised nearly as much more at another time in bidding on subway work for the city. Mr. McAdoo takes the ground that whatever character and capac ity he has developed are in a large measure due to the conditions which in the South just after the war made it necessary in his case, as in that of all others, to follew the old saying, "root hog, or die." There is much disposition in these days to train young people to think that ease in life, a soft job and short hours are the essential things to look for. The men who are going to do a work that will match Mc Adoo's are not the boys who are looking for easy jobs and short hours.-Manufacturers Record. Cards From Jerusalem. Cards from Mr. and Mrs. Laie? have been received by Mr. and Mrs A. E. Padgett, and other friends ii Edgefield, mailed from Jerusalem on which were photographed 6cene. from the river Jordan. Mrs. Pad izett s card was purchased in Jeri ioho, and had this! romantic an nouncement inscribed upon it: 'J dipped a corner of this oard in the river Jordan." The cards were dated March 30. Mr. and Mrs. John Lake left on March 31, the next day,for China via the Trans Li terian Railway, expecting to reach Canton. China on the 19th ol April. An Edgefield Boy Won Great Honor and Distinction. Thc annual South Carolina inter collegiate oratorical contest was held in the auditorium of Winthrop college Friday. Nine institutions were represented in the contest, each one by the best talent in its student body. For tne iirst time in a number of years thc South Caro lina University won, its representa tive being Mr. Marion A. Wright, of Trenton, a brother of Mrs. W. D. Holland, and a son of the late P. L. Wright, of Johnston. Mr. Wright is a very brilliant young man. He has been a hard student from early boyhood and since enter ing the university he has made a splendid record. We have watched his career with more than usual in terest and confidently expect to see him take high rank in whatever he chooses for his life work. The correspondent of tne News and Courier at Rock Hill had the fol lowing to say of Mr. Wright's ora tion in reporting the contest of Fri day night: Marion A. Wright, who repre sented the University of Sooth Car olina, ??has lived nt Trenton, S. C., for the past eleven years, before which time he lived in Johnston. He entered the University in 1910 after finishing at the Trenton High School. He is a member of the Junior class and of the Euphradian Society. 'Since his entrance into college Mr. Wright has affiliated himself actively with literary interests, hav ing served as editor-in-cbief of The Gamecock, the University weekly, and as assistant edil or of Tho Caro linian, tbe monthly magazine. He has been connected in a reportorial capacity with the Columbia Record and the News and Courier. Mr Wright was a member of the Caro lina debating team which met Dav idson college at Rock Hill some months since. 11 "America and Peace* was the subject of the oration by Mr. Wright. It set forth in concise form some of the reasons which make this nation peculiarly fitted for leading the peace movement of the world. America's isolated po si'Jon, her vast extent, peculiar factB of her history and the varied character of her citizenship wen cited by Mr. Wiight as placing tin United States under the moral re sponsibility to take the lead in tlx cause of peaceful settlement of in ternation il disputes. "The moni effective step' said Mr. Wright, 'and the only one about whioh there can be no question as to its sincer ity, is to declare for disarmament.' "The cost of war, the expense ol' preparation for it and the terri bli loss of human life were pointed on in showing that war under modem conditions means the wrecking nf governments. 'We of the South to-day,' said the speaker, 'are suff ering and will continue to suffer ar a result of the War Between lb. Sections, and we have no riyht u. impose such a burden upon poster hy; " 'But if wars Hettie moral ?H sues,' said Mr. Wright, 'if thu ruu of raiirht acted wiih wisdom and justice as tho arbiter of iniernaiion al affairs, then there might be rea son for war. But in ages past av arice and greed have oftener bean the cause of war than has a d.-epi.\ rooted conviction of the justice ol' it all. " "America has taken ihe leail in settling a number of internatiotia disputes. She is known among th? nations as a nation of peace. Sii . should show to the world tnat ?ii . deserves the characterization ami will practico in :ll sincerely th. doctrine which she has so proud I \ upheld." " We Need More Bermuda Last summer I was riding with a friend over his farm, and w?? rmaged the corn field. H< said: "Thereis a patch of Bermu da, and we have trouble with i-, every year, for it grows after th? corn is laid-by." We rode on, and I watched the corn and said: "I notice that the best com yon have is right where that Bermuda patch is." And I have seen this time and again. Of course, it is a both er in the cultivation of the crop, but the man who practices a good rotation of crops and grow* plent> of legumes will seldom find the Ber muda a pest. Sow peas among the corn and the Bermuda will have little chance in the dense shade and will soon be shaded out. The great lack of all the South, as the Editor has said in reply to Mr. Avery, is tho fear of grass and the effort to avoir] a sod. All ovpr the Sonth the notion prevails that the land must be kept continually in culti vated crops, and there is nothing belter on a Southern farm than a pasture of Bermuda grass. Off sandy soil it is easily destroy ed, for I have done it in one season. I had a dense sod of Bermuda on iheold Contraband Camp at Fort Monroe, Virginia, which I broke for the first time after Lho war. I ran a big plow under it about three inches deep and turned it over in great fiakes. An ordinary horse hay-rak?i was then used and the masses of grass gathered up and hauled off to the salt marsh near by. Then a spring-tooth harrow was paed and more gotten out. Then the land was sown thickly to pea*; ,lt would uke a pretty close examination the next season to find any Bermuda, and I used the land for track crops and had no grass to contend^ with. ifjffe-halr* thc effort that h made ?li'oTSrthe South to kill the 'grass' was devoted to growing it, the Southern farmers would be far more prosperous, and would not al low the gullie- to form, and would j be making bigger crops per acre of their money crop. We should not allow gullies to form, and if the plowing was always of the best and a sod always ou the laud to turu for a hoed crop, there would bu no gullies, if the cultivation is level, but if there are gullies some oae else has let form, there is nothing better than Bermuda to stop them. - Prof. Massey in Progressive Far mer. Pleasant Lane News. Miss Pauline Byrd has returned home from Laurens, where she taught school the past session. Mr. W. Frank West of Augusta, (?Ja., was up to see his mother, Mrs. G. H. West Sunday. Messrs. Harry Strom and Julian Williams HpciiI. Sunday and Mon day at. home, returning to the S. C. CL Tuesday. Quite a iiunibi-r of people from Greenwood rame down in their cars Sunday afternoon to see the new ??teeI bridge over Turkey creek at the Reynold? ford. Among them .vere Mr. J. C. Self and Miss Lura VlathowH. Dr. Pratt. Henderson and Miss Ruth Ki h. -red ge. Mr. Jack Abney and Mi?sSu*ie Mathews. Several of i he Confederate Vete rans attended the re-union at Aiken this week. Miss Ruth Etheredge will leave soon for Phoenix, S. C. where she will visit ber friend Miss Maxie Stallworth, and ?viii slay fer the play -.hat will be yiven May 16th by the Phoenix Ional talent. Dr. R. Prue Henderson of Phoe nix S. C. WHS a vi*itor in Pleasant Lane Sunday. Misses tt.ib.\ Wal sou, Sallie May Nicholson oid Ruth Etheredge were the guests ol' Mis-? Ida Tim merman Wednesday afternoon. The afternoon waa very pleasantly spent placing rennin Mrs. Pieren I i in merman spent several da<| ?, | tit. >vvk in ridgefield willi Ales.-r* .1 li and J. P. Tira inermati. M i ?ut Oil ie Byrd from ridgefield spent Sand iy at n mm. Mr. F P i\.nk.-r, Sr., spent last week w.tli II is d mahler Mre. F. L. li.vr I. "Ben i- a awful flauerer, said Clara liave-t?m mii.ieed it dear?" "Why, II? i, repli-d Dora. Did he say that\oi *eru pretty?" "No, detr, responded Clara; but he said you were." Solicitor Timmerraan Anxious to Hear Decision in Grant Hearing. Washington, April 27.-Special: 3olioitor George B. Timmerraan, of the 11th judicial circuit of South Carolina, is in the city awaiting news from the Federal District Court at Philadelphia, before which he appeared several days ago tn represent the State in anti-extradi tion proceedings conducted by coun eel foi Joe Grant, the recently ap prehended negro who ie wanted in j South Carolina on the charge of ! having killed J. T. Durst, a white citizen of Edgefield County, at ? Johnston in 1906- The Judge at j Philadelphia reserved his decision, and when it is announced, appeal is likely to be noted by one side or the other. Grant's counsel is ot his own color. Solicitor Timraerman made his first trip to Pennsylvania about tin.1 1st of this month, going in that case to Harrisburg to appear be fore Governor Tenner, who gaant ed requisition paperB. Counsel for Grant then appealed to the State Court of Quarter Sessions for a writ of habeas corpus, which was denied and application to the State Superior Court also failed. Kow the negro's lawyers have turned to the Federal Courts in tbe hope of faring better than they have at the bands of the State tri bunals- They have done all in their power to or?ate an impression that if Gram is sent back to South Car olina he will be burned at the stake. Solicitor Timmerraan has retorted that this is a g.. ")d deal less likely in South Carolina than it would be at Coatesville. Pennsyl vania, where such a lynching did occur a few years ago; and he cites his own record of never having had a lynching in bis circuit though he has had a number of cases just as bad aff Grant's t<^ handle: i Sunday School Worker Coming. Miss Grace W. Vandiver of Spartanburg, the general secretary of the Inter-denominational Sunday Schoolfassociation of South Carolina, will visit Edgefield Sunday, May ll. Special meetings will bear ranged for that day. Later in the week Miss Vandiver will attend the Edgefi?-ld County Inter denominational Sunday School con vention which will be held at Clark's Hill. Another Attractive Feature For Memorial Day. In order to show their apprecia tion for financial assistance which the people of Edgefield have given them in equipping their band, the members of the Colliers band have volunteered their services to the Daughters of the Confederacy on Memorial Day. Their very kind offer was accepted by Mrs. J. D. Holstein, the president of the chap ter. The members of the band, like the veterans of the county, will be guests of the "Daughters ' at dinner on that day. The people are delight ed that the young men of Colliers are coming. A hearty welcome awaits them. We are confident that the occasion will inspire them to play "Dixie" and other southern airs as they have never played them before. Music by the Colliers band will be a feature of Memorial Day which we have never enjoyed be fore. The Adverser expects to buy, beg or borrow a phonograph and "can" some of the Colliers band se lections to be reproduced after wards. Happy thought indeed- that of coming to participate in the me morial exercises. Edgefield appre ciates the very gracious offer. S. C. C. I. Commencement Pro gram. Thursday, May 15, annual con cert 8:45 p. m. Friday, May 16, entertainment by school of expression. Saturday night, May 17, celebra tion cf the liteiary societies, and contest for med il.. Sunday, Ma, 18, ll a. m., com mencement sermon by Dr. D. M. Ramsey, of Greenville. Sunday night, Baptist church, address to Y. M. CA. and Y. W. C. A's. by Dr. Ramsey. Monday, May J9, ll a. m., Alum ni-Alumnae association meeting, ad dress by Haddon Johnson, of Aiken, class of 1911. Monday night, 8:45, graduating exercises, literary address Hon. l>. E. Nicholson and delivery of diplo mas by Hon. J. C. Sheppard. ' S. C. C. I. News. On Thursday morning Rev. J. R. Walker, of the Methodist Church, spoke at the cbafel exer cises. He gave us a very good talk from 2nd. Timothy. Last Monday week the college girls went to the morning train to see Rev. and Mrs. E. T. Snuggs start on their return to their work in South China. Each girl receiv ed a personal word and handshake before the train pulled out bearing them away to their far distant horne in Canton. Rev. aud Mrs. Simpers tro away with the name of Edgeheld always in their nind and we are sure that they hold tho town and county and State in sweetest remembrance. Their three chil dren went with them as far as Co lumbia where they parted. Captain R. B. Cain returned Sat I urday morning after several week's I rest, in his home at Sumter S. 0. He seems real well again and ready to take up ^the tasks that are his. The Commenuement invitations are boiug ordered and can be secur ed from Cadet Burriss at -30c a piece. This year they promise to be very attractive and substantial. Cadet Private Milton Meyer re turned Monday night from a visit to his family in Aiken. Cadet At kinson is still at home. All the contestants for the class medals are practising hard to be ready for the pre. liminaries the end of this week. Only two for each class will be allowed to contest at the Commencement exercises. i'he MS for the last issue of the CO-ED left the school Monday night ?.lid the magazine promises to be out by thc 15th of May. All of the contributors and ;.he editors have worked hard at producing a first class, good issue of their last col lege magazine. ! Rev. J. R. Walker made a splen did talk at a joint meeting of the Y. M.. and V. W. C. A. Sunday night. It was presided over by James B. Huggins. Mr. Walker's text was "Great Men in the Midst of Difficulties" and he presented vividly the history of Moses, Christ, Pani and Robert E. Lee as illustra tions. The Junior Musical Recital was postponed from Monday to Tues day afternoon on account of two things: the cool weather and tho non-arrival of the piano tum-'S oa Munday. There will be more in next week's paper about the Reci tal. No Fiddian Literary Society meeting was held Monday after noon. As Captain Curry, the presiding officer of the Pierian Literary So ciety, was absent Monday, the New Boy's Improvement Contest de hate was not held. The result of hts contest will determine to a large degree who shall be given the Im provement Medal offered annually by the Society to the new boy who has improved most in Society work. Monday night the "unexpected" happened when the judges gave the result of the .drill in the Manual of Arms. Cadet Private Odom won thu New Boy' medal and Cadet Sergt. Patrick W. was presented with the Old Boy's medal. 1 ne whole batallion was surprised as two or three boys who had always won the medals were called off the rostrom and boys who had not al lays made tho stage were lett. Company A. had the honor of cap turing both medals for the victors were of that company. Captain Curry returned Monday night from a pleasant trip that he had taken for business. H. H. S. Pains in the Stomach. If you continually complain of pains in the stomach, your liver or kidneys are ont of order. Neglect may lead to dropsy, kidney trouble, diabetes or Bright's disease. Thou sands recommend Electric Bitters as the very best stomach and kid ney medicine made. Ii T Alston, of Raleigh, N. C., who suffered with pain in the stomach and back, writes: ',My kidneys were deranged and my liver did not work right. I suffered much, hut Electric Bitters was recommended anil I improved from first dose. I now feel like a new man." It will improve you, too. Only 50c and *i.00 Recommended by Penn & Holstein, W E Lynch & Co.