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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 7,1913 Ute tile Harrow on the Cotton Fields. A Mississippi reader writes: "Du yon think a fifty-tooth steel-frame lever barrow too heavy to run over *ay cotton:and oorn before and af ter they come up? Would it bi well to go over. the crops while in the sprout? How high should corn and cotton be : before running the harrow? My soil'is rather stiff and a crust forms after rain." No, we dv :aot think this harrow too long for the. use indicated, but we would set the teeth slanting backward, if-necessary, to prevent too great damage to the stand and would run the harrow across the rows, and not with them, or per haps better Bril',, obliquely or slant ing across the rows. There is no need to deny the fact that harrowing corn will put out an occasional plant and harrowiug cotton will injure the plants more; Jwzt the number of corn plants will be so small that this offers no ob jection to the use of the harrow for this purpose. In harrowing cot ton, still more injury will be done io the plants, but so long as we use an ?bundauoe of seed, or so long as the present methods of planting continue, the injury to the stand will beso slight, if ordinarily good judgment is u.-ed in running the harrow, that the harrow should be used in the early Cultivation of the cotton as well as the corn. It is probably best to warn our . inquirer that there will appear to be much more injury done to the crop, when it is first harrowed, than will actually occur. If there appears to be too much injury re sulting, we suggest that a small area be harrowed and the results on tbis observed a few days later. This is usually all that is necessary to malea couvert to the practice of, harrowing these crops:'" But the Wrow will not do mira rr^leST? IF the ' fand has* not been well prepared, or if ? ? tbere*are clods, ?lumps of grass, or corn and cot ton stalks that have not been cut or broken up, the harrow may pull out too many plants, or it may fail to clean the laud. If, on the other hand, the barrow is not used early or often enough to kill the weeds . and grass when very young and small it will not kill them at all, and may do material .good, or at least fail to give a satisfactory cul tivation. We would not harrow either corn or cotton just as it ii coming up, but especially would we advise against harrowing cotton at this time. A harrowing may, " and frequently should, be given af ter planting and before the crops come up, and especially may this be beneficial tq cotton if. a rather hard crust forms on stiff land, after a rain; but where the plants are com: ing through the top soil, especially cotton, it is usually not best to bar row. After the crops are well up, then they may be harrowed on all well prepared, moderately clean land, to great advantage. As to how long the harrowing may be wisely continued wjll depend on the condition of the land, ibo crop and the stand. If y/ben.the plants are thought to be to,0:large to har row, the work be done, .-Li the mid dle of a warm day, less,: injury to the plants is likely to result. Karly in the morning is a. bad time to run the barrow over rather large plants. Usually two harr?wings are as many as should be given, after the crops are up. Some have thought the harrow ought to do more tbau any such implement couid reasonably be ex pected to do; while, others have been so certain that it would tear np all the plants that tb?y have re fused to try it at all," dr have not given it a fair trial. ' It will not perform miracles: but* if used with discretion, on properly prepared vaoil md under reasonable condi tions it is the best and most eco nomical implement for the first or early cultivation after planting these crops.-Progressive Farmer. Wonderful Skin Salve. Bu?klen's Arnica Sa'vq is known everywhere aBthe best remedy made f?r all diseases of the skin, and alHo for barns, braises and boils. Re duces inflammation and is soothing and healing. J TSossaman, publish er of News, of Cornelius, N. C., writes that one box helped his seri ous skin ailment after other reme failed. Only 25c.' Recommend by Penn Holstein,. W E ynch & Co. AN ABLE DISCOURS ?. Resume of Sermon to the S. C. C. I. by Rev. E. C. Bailey at The Presbyterian Church. The subject was, "A good soldier of Jesus Christ." The substance of the discourse was that of all the beautiful objects in the world which challenge the attention and elicited tbe admiration of manhood com paratively few surpassed that of a true soldier. First, the speaker ?puke of life's battle fields which were one's own self as a place of war be tween two conflicting principles of right and wrong. The next battle field is within the sphere of one's own chosen profession. Here ne discussed them in order and showed that all had their difficulties. The next was society, lie spoke of the corruption of society and the diffi culties attending the life of one who proposed to be an example to oth ers. Next in order was tb> sphere of religion. In matters of religion, he ?aid, it is the laxy man's policy to driit along with the tide and be sat isfied with eternal interests without investigating into the matter; that we were in danger of taking too much for granted, on the one hand, and, on the other, to disregard the thoughts of the thinking; that peo ple were very careful about what they eat and wear, but very in different about what they believed; that religion has been a battle field only proved the importance of it; that people never begin to differ until they begin to think; that some were too narrow and muddy, others too broad and ?-hallow. Ile showed, in the next place, what constituted a good soldier as distinguished from one merely wearing and dishonoring the uniform. The soMier'8 uuitonn consisted "in having your loins girt about with truth.'' He paused to de fine and discuss truth as distin guished from error; urged upon them the importance of seeking after it at all cost, and having found it, to love it supremely; for it was "a flower that grows some times in the soil of the enemy as well as the friend, to '"refuse the prickle and assume the rose." Truth he defined to be "the conformity of our convictions to the reality of things." And it is true that grains of truth may be discovered in tue midst of the most dangerous heresies. Another part of the armour was styled, "the breast-place of righteousness." This was designed to protect tbe soldier's heirt from the attacks of Satan. The head or the heart or both were always ex posed without the armour. Infideli ty is sometimes the result of deformi ty in the brain; sometimes caused by the desperate wickedness of the heart. He showed that the mightiest among the holy and the holiest among the mighty were men after Christ; that the exceptions to this rule were only signals of the doctrine that Christ's kingdom was not of this world, and went to prove that regeneration was a supreme ne cessity. Another part of the armour I consisted in having one's "feet shod with the preparation of the gos pel." This he understood to refer to a custom among tbe Romans who would place stndals upon the sol diers' feet with grip nails in them so that in the desperate struggle there would be no slipping of the foundation. Here he made effort to convince the congregation of the necessity of having our feet solid upon a rock so finn that it would not tremble even in the march of death; that the man who had a firm hold upon truth was not the man who was noisy about nothing; was not afraid of unbiased comparisons; that it was the man of sandy foun dations who was afraid that he might lose his position t uen the light was turned on; that our foun dation was Christ the Lord who never indulged in a half truth. This preparation of the gospel fitted us lo officiate in offices of honor. Here he cited examples from our present Christian president back in history. Another part of this armour the shield of faith.' Said he, we can not overestimate tho value of an intelligent faith, a well directed faith with strone vigorous power to reason in matters secular and religious. This shield of faith cov ers the vital parts of the whole make upo. a man. An agnostic is the most inconsistent piece of bu manity upon the face of the earth. J Still another part of the armour consisted in "the helmet of salva I tion." This was worn on the head. Here we have religion on the head as well as in the heart. Any reli gion that is not in both places is superstition which oft appears ri diculous in the light of truth. He said that the head and heart are in timately connected. Another part of this armour was "the sword of the spirit which is the word of God. " There is always hope of a people aB long as they keep open their Bible. When the Bible was a closed book that people were walking in dark ness. We should not only know the Bible as a lamp to our feet and.a* light to our pathway, but be able to handle it without deceit. There is not a place on this globe where one would care to live, which has no open Bible. The fundamental doc trines of this book have the edge of a sword upon them. Our religion i may ply the chisel and the mallet, ; "but the result is monumental mar-? ble." A ^poor sinner without this | Chistian armour has no more chance in this world than a feather in a cyclonic storm. The next reference was to the soldiers* enemies. This world, said he, is no friend to grace. Our own oarnal nature opposed ns at every step. The devil himself of whom fools speak so lightly, is our arch enemy. Further, we wrestle not against flesh and blood alonc.but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness ot this world, and spiritual wicked II 'ss in high places.'The sermon end ed by giving certain qualifications, of a truesoldier; and by citing some j striking historical examples of the principles he endeavored to enforce. E. C. B. Money Values. With a personal letter to The Ad vertiser Mr. D. A. Tompkins en closed the fullowing well written ar- ( tide upon 1 Money Values" in con nection with modern education: "While a correct educational sys tem is far from being directed to the making of money alone, it is ( important that it should do more ' than make its own way. It takes a little time to develop the money < values of an education, but if educa' I tion includes scbolastio and practi- j cal training both, money vaines will ( sooner or later come out of it to a i larger exteut than could be gotten . in any other way. The trouble about i education in the pastis, that it has been too one-sided. The schools have done good work in moral training, in individual training, and in other ways, but they have not I combined moral, intellectual and practical training in a way to get the best general results for the . neighborhood. Enough money to make a start in this direoiion is all that is needed, and then the educa- i tion itself will bring values that will do the balance. When a flower | garden is planted immediate results are not expected, but after a while, a well designed and well planted j flower garden reveals the beauty and value of the design, to more than bring back the early expenditures upon it. The same is true of a new 1 born child. It does not earn from 1 the day ot birth, but the little mon ey necessary to bring it to an earn iug age. is of little consequence as to what may be the result of con tinuing the work and training in youth and even in young mauhood." Tribute to Mrs. James C. Low rey. Those of your profession know better than all others how utterly incapable one feels who tries to record the death of a good man or i a good woman or one deprived of life 'ii young manhood or woman hood or the little child that is bud- < ding into life. It seems but yesterday, and then as a child, we first saw the ?ubject of this sketch, at the infair i of her marriage to Mr. J. C. Low rey. Many years have passed, but to her not illy nor fruitless. She per- . formed well her part in life's drama, as a Christian woman, as an affec tionate and dutiful wife and moth- i er. and as a friend and neighbor to i those about her. Faith, hope and charitv were the cardinal character- i istics of her life. Faith in the Mas ter charity, to her fellowman, and i hope in heaven. In her life all of those were beautifully exemplified, and in it the bereaved family will find more comfort than any words 1 we could speak or write. Mrs. Lowrey before her marriage was Miss Jennie Ouzts, daughter of Mr. George Ouzts and grand daugh ter of tho older George Ouzis. She joined the Baptist church in ?farly life at Stevens Creek, and made that church a good member, second to nene.; She was the mother of twelve children, three of whom preceded her tb the grave. She was in bei ftOth year and had been in bad health for the past two years. She suffered much the last few month* of her.illness, but she bore it un complainingly and with Christian fortitude. It was on the last day of Apri?and in the morning while she lay patiently waiting that the suin mons?came, and the soul released from tits tenement ascended to the merciful God who gave it. On the following day-a beautiful aud bright May day, as it was-propi tious as it seemed-the burial ser vice Was held it McKendree church, her pastor. Rev. Mr. White offi ciiting. The church was wei! nigh full of sorrowing friends and rela tive* ere the service began. Mr| White read suitable passages of scripture and then spoke briefly fi om '-^Thessalonians, "Wherefore comfort one another with these words.'' The casket as borne from the church to the grave, where the service was conducted, was covered with flowers-tokens of many lov ing friends who had come hither to witne?j the last sad rites or burial. When^tbe shapely mound was so profusely decorated, as it was, with numerous crosses and wreathes of rare and beautiful May flowers. , deftly arranged bv the ladies, the ? last was done, that could be by the fraUues\-of human hand. I Wb/ja we shall have extended our ( heartfelt ey m pathy to her bereaved i family,.to,her/ two younger daugh- < tergJw3p-iso lovingly, kindly and < .^?A&n/tr^d h?;; unto the erd ? w? rove done nothing. We can but . commend them to her life with that I of the Masters, for hope, for inspi ration and for comfort. 1 Elmwood, S. C. W. P. 0. , Spring Teachers Examination. : Twice each year, the first Tues- , lay in May and the first Friday in October, examinations arc held by j the county board of education for the purpose of issuing teachers' cer- J tificates; The spring examination | was held last Friday. The follow- . mg ladies stood the examination: Mrs. Emma Atkins, Misses Ida j Lou Morgan, Leila Roper. Anna f Roper, Sylvene M ul Ukin, Georgia - Mae Wates, Marie Bryan, Kella karvin, Janie Reel, Mary Talbert, . Pattie Middleton, Eulis Padgett, Lottie Bean. Eva Crouch, Minnie Jordon, Evelyn Edmunds, Maria Hill, Gana Minnick, Milie Minnick, Bessie Minnick, Susie Morgan, Ma mie Morgan, Martha Strom. There were also l(i colored ap plicants, twelve women and four men. In Memory of Mrs. Mary A. Holley. After a protracted illness of sev eral weeks, Mrs. Mary A. Holley died at the home of her neice and nephew, Mr. A. and R. B. Johnston, at Pineville, N. C-. on the 2:)rd of April, 1913. Her body wa* buried At Rehoboth church, Edgefield Co. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. T. L. Martin, who, for many years was a deacon and leader in Reho both church. She was the last of ihe family. Her two brothels, L. H. and W. N. Martin, and her two sisters, Bettie Broadwater and Amanda Broadwater died several years ago. She was born and rais ed at Rehoboth, and lived with her father, and kept house for him un til he died. After her father's death she married Capt. D. D. Holley, and went to his home in Saluda county. After Capt. Holley's death she aold her home in Saluda, and made her home with her nephew, R. N. Broadwater and her niece, M. A. Johnston. She was much beloved by her friends and neighbors in the Rehoboth section, and she was one of the leadeis in the Christian work at the church. In her Saluda home she was much I'steemcd and held in kind remem brance by old and young. Now, she has passed to her rest. "Beyond this Vale of tears," and we, her friends and relatives, are left lo mourn. A Friand. JOHNSTON LETTER. "Mothers Day" to be Observed. Special Masonic Meeting. Teachers Elected For Next Session. Following a DOW established cus tom, "Mothers Day" will be ob served here Sunday morning at the Baptist church, during the Sunday school hours. The flower badge is the carnation, and it is hoped on that day every one will wear some kind of white tluwer to honor her memory, whether she still be living or gone to her eternal home, and to pay tribnte to her love. There is a legend thal an angel came down to earth, and looked about for some thing to carry back to heaven. Only these things attracted, the white winged messenger-a flower, a baby's smile and a mother's love. When the angel reached the pearly gates, the flower had withered, the infant smile had vanished; only the mother's love remained the same, ind it being found as pure and eter nal as the wa>ers that flowed by God's throne, the angel exclaimed: "There is nothing on earth pure enough for heaven but a mother's love." And through all the ages, it lias been human experience that the -ingel referred to in that legend, waB not over extravagant in the jtatemen?,. Miss Nina Ouzts was the charm ing hostess for an afternoon party an Wednesday, the honoree of the occasion being her guest, Miss 3peigner, of Ridge. Progressive Rook occupied the time, and the Labias were designated by bowls of different kind ot flowers, and part ners were gotten by matching the score cards which bore similar flow 3rs. Miss. Eula Morgan won the highest syore, and Miss Speigner j was presented with a dainty hand. l>ag. After cards were laid aside, a very temptingly arranged afternoon tea was Borved. Miss Ouzts was as sisted by her sister, Mrs. Frances Williams and * Miss Orlena Cart ledge. Mrs. Harriet Kenny received a telegram on Thursday announcing the sudden death of her sister, Miss Lizzie Russell, which had occurred it her home in Aiken. She left im mediately heine accompanied ay her niece Miss Angelle Andrews. Mrs. .James W hile followed later, md acc.mpanied the funeral train ;o Augusta where the interment was , nade in the family plot in the city , ;emetery. The masons of Kadosh lodge, No. 181 had a called meeting on Thurs- , lay evening to confer the M. M. legree. Messrs. Orlando Sheppard, W. E. Lott and B. E. Nicholson as ?listed in the work, a number of jthers from Edgetield being pr?v int, also representatives from S.tlu la. Short talks were made by Rev. E. H. Beckham, W. E. Lou, B. E Nicholson. Concluding the meeting, refreshments were served abundant ly in an adjoining room. This lodge is in a flourishingcondif' and re cently thev have ha?' dr main hall handsomely e* d. Mr. and Mrs. ( VVarren have been guests " home of Mr. Olin Kidson. Messrs. John and Will Webb, of Cbappells, made a car trip here 1 nt week to see friends. Those attending the semi-annual missionary union at Batesburg were Mesdames P. C. Stevens,J.J. A. Lott, A. P. Lewis, Luina C. Latimer and Miss Dassie Stevens. Mrs. .John O. Gough has been spending a few day here, with friends. Messrs. John and William Durst and J. W. Clapp, of Greenwood, were here during the past week. Mrs. W. D. Holland, of Trenton, was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. G. G. Waters recently. Prof. W. C. Zeigler, of St.. George, was here last week the litest of Mr. P. C. Stevens. Mrs. C. F. Pech man is at Aiken this week, going as a delegate from the Methodist Sunday school, to the Sunday school convention being held there. Mrs. W. J. Satcher and Mis Eula Satcher spent, a few days of the past week in Trenton. Mr. T. R. Hoyt has been elected delegate from the Columbia T. P A. Pos', to the convention in Spar tanhurg this week. Mr. John Richardson, of Aiken, visited relative? hero during the week. Mrs. Lillie Andrews hae returned i from St. Paul, N. C., where she bas been teacher in the graded school. I The teachers for the High School were elected last week for the com ing year and were Prof. William F. Scott, superintendent, with the following assistants: Misses Baker, of North Carolina, Daisy Brocking ton, of Winnsboro; Sara Beeks, of Cross Hill, and Misses -.Clara Saw and Eva Rushton and Mesdames L C. Latiraer and M. A. Huiet, of this place. Miss Lila Maud Willis, of Greenville, will again have the music in charge. Mesdames F. M. Boyd and Janies Strother have gone to Florence to attend the state the federation of clubs. Mesdames Brannon, of Spartan burg, and Kneece of Batesburg, are visiting at the home of their father Mr. J. R. Hoyt. On Friday, memorial day will be observed here by the Mary Ann Buie chapter, of D. of C. and in the ..moon an address will be made t., Rev. J. R. Sevear, of Augusta, the exercises to be held in the school auditorium. One of the features of the order of service, will be placing garlands of flowers upon the graves of the heroes of the GO'?, who now sleep in the valley o': peace, lt was a beautiful thought, born in the heart of a southern woman, of strewing the graves of the soldier dead with these beautiful tokens of love. "Bring dowers, the sweetest and the best, To garl-~d the beds where our brave a at rest. Bring pansies for thoughts, unfor gotten are they; - . Bring laurel for glory they won in the fray; Bring lilacs for youth-many fell ere their, prime; Brine wreathe for liberty, goddesj . sublime....! '.'.'_*'. M <'" 't.'-'v. ' Bring chrysanthemums white'for the truth they implore,.; -t Bring lillies for peace-the^F battle no more. Bring violets, myrtles and roses for love, Bring snowballs f< ughts^of the heaven above. Bring flowers, the sweetest and the best, To garland the graves whore our brave are at rest." An Address by Col. Bailey. The colored Educational and In iustrial school of Ridgefield held its closing exercises Friday night in the Methodist church. The leading feature of the occasion wa>? an ad dress by Col. F. N. K. Bailey at the ulose of the regular program by the pupils. Col. Bailey is held in high esteem by the colored people, as well as by the members of his own race, and when he addresses them he always gives them something to think upon. His counsel is always wholesome and uplifting. Rev. J. M. Carson is president of the school and Rev. J. F. Young, the pa?t...r of the colored Methodist church, is the vice-president. The ??xereM.-s were interesting, and reflected-cred it upon the manner in whieh the pupils had been taught. The school has been run without aid from the public funds, being dependent upon the colored people solely for ils support. The piece de resistance of the occasion was a speech by 'Coi" West Oliphant, who waxed eloquent in his praise of Col. Batley aud his work in Edgefield. Awaiting Decision of Pennsyl vania Federal Court in the Grant Case-, Lexington, May 3.-George Bell Timmerraau solicitor of thin circuit, bas just returned from Philadelphia, where he went last week to repre sent the state of South /Jwpljna in the habeas oorpw; '? proceedings bronght by the negro Joe Grant, who is wanted in Edgefield ?om?'y for the killing ol' .1 T. ,e)ur>t, white, at Johnston on April 14, lPOtt. The case had previously been argued in the Quarter Sessions anp Superior Court-j of Ponnsxl vania, and decisions rendered in favor of the State of .South karolina The attorneys representing Grant, who goes by the name of Brown in Pennsylvania, appealer)* from the decisions of the two courts and car ried the case into the United" .St.-" s Distrit t Court. The case was ar gued before a United States Ju- "e on last Thursday a week ago, but no decision has yet been rendered.