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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.

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