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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8,1913 JOHNSTON LETTER. Horse Frightened and Two La dies Sustain Injuries. An nual Flower Show No vember the Fourth. Sunday morning Mrs. William Toney, -with her 5 year-old son, William and Mrs. Kate Crouch, started to drive to Trenton, and on the way a very serious accident hap pened. As they crossed Hatcher's trestle and started down the incline, the shaft broke on one side, which frightened the horse, and the bug gy was suddenly overturned throw ing the occupants out. Mrs. Crouch suffered a dislocated collar bone, and was cut and bruised about the f. head and ehoulder. Mrs. Toney was not seriously hurt but much bruised from the fall. Little William re ceived internal injuries, and at first it was feared that they were fatal, but Sunday evening he gained con scsiournes, and his condition was more hopeful. Miss Hallie White who has been so critically ill at Knowlton's hos pital, is now considered much bet ter, and it is hoped that in a few weeks she can be brought home. Mr. and Mrs. Wilmot Ouzts and Misses Orlena Cartledge and Nina Ouzts went over to Columbia to see * "Little Boy Boy," Saturday. Miss Marion Mobley is at home from a two week's visit in Augus ta. Mesdames Smyly Stevens, J. K. Allen and Miss Lena Stevens, were visitors here on Wednesday. Miss Marie Cullum,of Springfield, is visiting in the home cf her fa ther, Capt. P. B. Waters. J. S. Coin, of Augusta, visited his brother, Dr. Chas. P. Corn, last ?week. Mj% JUS^-LeveL ;^f> iieipberry, is visiting his sister, Mrs. George Wright. Mesdames Chas. May, A. E. Pad gett and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mims were visitors here during last week. The D. of C. will hold the annual flower show on Tuesday, Novem ber 4, and a day of many enjoy ments is being planned. The flowers promib to 'be as pretty as on pre vious occasions and a bountiful din ner will be served during the day. In all probability, P. J. Berckman, of Augusta will be the judge of the flowers. To this show any flower grower of the county is invited to v enter, there being no fee. The baby show, which will be in the after noon, is also open to the county. Mesdames W. E. Prescott and Dock King have been visiting Mrs. F. L. Parker. Miss Nina Ouzts gave a very de lightful afternoon party on Wed nesday to which about 25 of her friends were invited. Progressive games occupied the time and Miss Daiay Brockington made the high est score and received the gift. The score cards were of Dutch figures. Refreshments were served after the games. Miss Cleo Attaway, of Saluda, spent Wednesday with Mrs. A. P. - Lewis. Mis? Estelle Gough of Manning has been visiting friends here. Mrs. W. J. Hatcher, state presi dent W. M. U. spent Thursday and Friday in Columbia attending an executh e meeting. Miss Ida Satcher is spending two -wee! J in Augusta, with the family of her brother Mr. Ernest Satcher. Mrs. Mike Clark has reooved from her resent sickness. Mrs. Eugene Kneece and son, of l?onetta, are visiting the former's mother, Mrs. M. W. Clark. Mrs. B. T. Boatwright entertain ed the Pi Tau club last Wednesday afternoon in a very happy manner and two hoars were spent in pleas ure to each guest. During'the time, a salad course with ices, was at tractively served. Mrs. John Swearingen is expect ed home this week from Knowlton's hospital, where she is recuperating from an operation for appendicitis. Miss Pearl Padgett and E. E. , Padpett spent Sunday with their sister, Mrs. J. L. Smith. Miss Louise Wharton of Colum bia, ?B the guest of Miss Sue Smith. Mr. Baiph Waiker, of Appleton, visited friends here during the week. Don't fail to get ray price on flour. I have price and quality. L. T. May. PLUM BRANCH NEWS. West Side Town Growing. Large Cotton Crop. More Good Citizens With "Rusty Dollars" Wanted. Dear Advertiser:- J ' er a rest of a month I will give ; ^u the news of oar hustling little town. To pass through or try to pass through themain streets one would imagine he was in a much larger tuwn. Every day in the last week our streets were crowded with wagons loaded with the fleecy sta ple and most of it sold in our mar ket here at and often above the Au gusta market, the prices paid rang ed from 5-8 to 7-8 all the week. The greater portion of the .cotton seed is being brought from Georgia. The old man M. B. says he will i^nrove the facilities for crossing at b Fer ry so that the wasons can get Across more rapidly.To cross from 30 to 50 teams a day going and coming we munt make the round trip in 12 minutes. Yes, boys we will bring them over, you buy the cotton and sell them the goods, and old Plum Branch will boom as never before. What we want is one or two more large business houses to take care of the Georgia trade. The trade on this side will take care of itself. The old war horse had the business lots to sell cheap to a good business man, so come ahead and take a look at the situation. We are building but not as fast as we should. Broth er Mims send some good fellow around that has a few rusty dollars to invest in one of the best business towns on. the C & W C railroad. If you fail to convince him tell bim to come and look and be convinced of the facts of which we write. Fur thermore when be comes we will convince-him of :one o^h0rvfact-that- ? he need not fear about a county seat being established five miles away in the city of McCormick who aspires to the absorption of our little town like dropping a dry sponge into a basin of water which of a natural consequence the sponge would ab sorb the water. Well, brother we are having a little scare over two cases of diph theria. The board of health and the doctors authorized a quarantine sus pending: the schools and church services for a week or more. The health of o' * town otherwise is good and every one is reaching out for the mighty dollar. The farmer is rushing his cotton on to the market. He too wants that 13 3-4 and 7-8 for his cotton, a big price but if he will hold back at least half of his cotton he will get the lone looked for 15 cents cotton and some say more. Yes, brother farmer, sit steady in the boat and you will get the 15 cents. It must come whether you hold or not for if the speculator gets it he will make the manufac turer pay what you Bhould have if you hold on until the crop is gath ered which will be in a few weeks if the weather continues dry and the indications are that we will have clear weather for a few days at least. This is one year that the bears can't tool the people about a top crop neither here or in Texas. Mr. Green who has been traveling over Texas for 3 or 4 weeks writes back that the crop is short and no top crop and the old cotton that has opened has been damaged consider ably by the heavy rains. Now as I said before, sit 6teady in the boat and all will be well. Well brother, I would write more but tbe press of other matters forces us to cut out a good part of what we would be glad to write. _ Don Carlos. The Family Cough Medicine. In every home there should be a bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery, ready for immediate use when any member of the family oontracts a cold or cough. Prompt use will stop the spread of sickness. S A Stid, of Mason, Mich., writes: "My whole family depends npon Dr. King's New Discovery as the best cough and cold medicine in the world. Two 50c bottles cured me of pneu monia." Thousands of other fami lies have been equally benefitted and depend entiiely upon Dr. King's New Discovery u> cure their coughs, colds, throat and lung troubles. Every dose helps. Price 50c and 81.00. All druggists. H E Buckleh & Co. Philadelphia or St. Louis. ' Rev J. R. Walker Writes of Hi Journey From Edgefield to Toronto, Canada. Dear Mr. Editor and Readers : believe my last letter from abroa* was to The Chronicle. I will noi write my first letter after reachin home to The Advertiser. I will b< gin at the beginning and probabl give a series of connected article alternating between our two Edge field papers. At 2 o'clock Friday afternoon Jone 6, 1913, Mrs. Walker and took the train at Edgefield fo Trenton. 2:25-4:25 p. m. at Trentoi Elegant dinner at the home of Mr W. M. Leppard. (Many a day oi our trip we would have liked to si down to one half as good.) We arrived at Washington Sal urday morning at 9 o'clock. Wi had spent a week in Washington ii May, 1910. This time we reviewe< the capitol and congressional libra ry being very kindly shown aroun< by Mr. Wyche, assistant clerk t< naval committee. Mr. and Mrs. J B. Knight were very kind to us dur ing our few hours in Washington In the afternoon we went to Smith sonian Institute, national museum and the new national museum. In the national museum we sa* the famous portrait of the Empresi Dowager of China, Tze Hsi, hj Katherine A. Earl, painted in th? palace in 1903. This portrait wa; preserved to the United States bj the government of China. From our visit three years ago tc Washington, as well as from our few hours on this tour, I should ad vise my readers who have not done so to visit our capital city. From an educational standpoint it ii worth while. Saturday afternoon we bade good bye to Mr. and Mrs. Knight and Mr. imith in the naval committee room. I wondered where and wheo we should again look on a .familiar face. We reached Philadelphia Sat urday night. On Sunday we enjoyed two Chil dren's Day services-second Sunday in June being children's day in the northern branch of the Methodist church. The afternoon service was an open air service in one of the big parks. One of the speakers stat ed that when he was a boy Phila delphia had only 400,000 popula tion, now it has 1,600,000- Perhaps I shall tell you in another letter about some interesting things we saw on our return through Philadel phia. At Washington we had bought tickets-each nearly two yavds long-taking us after leaving Phila delphia one way to Montreal, Cana da, and bringing us back another way u ith stop over privileges at a dozen or more places-hence the length of ticket. Leaving Philadelphia at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning, we travel ed on Pennsylvania and Reading railroad to Bethlehem, 56 miles from Philadelphia. I give you this from my note book: "Road from Phila. to Beth, thro' beautiful country, good farms, big barns, good houses, hills, mead ows, daisies, many towns-33 sta tions in 50 mi. Rock houses, wheat Barns like churches," which is bet ter than churches like barns. "Beth lehem 12,000 or 13,000. From Bethlehem to Niagara Falls we went on the Lehigh valley railroad-374 miles. The track fol lows the Lehigh river from Bethle hem to Sayre-183 miles. One mile beyond Sayre we entered the state of New York. The scenery along the Lehigh river is beautiful, the river, and the hills, the green growth and golden wheat. Approaching Wilkes-Barre, Pa., we had a tine view of this city of 67,000 nestling among the moun tains. A little west of central New York is the beautiful Lake Seneca. We followed this 35 miles 1'rom Burdett to Geneva. "Very beauti ful, with gently rising fields beyond. V.neyards and peach orchards be tween us and the lake. Also plums and apricots and corn and rye. State asylum for ins.ine, 2,500 to 2,000 inmates. 360 acres of Niagara grapes owned by one man." From note book. After a few minutes in Buffalo, a city of 500,000, we went on towards Niagara. North Tonavonda between Buffa lo and Niagara is said to be the greatest lumber shipping point in the world. Niagara 8:20 p. m. after 12 delightful hours of travel-Ni agara, home of Niagara Falls and shredded wheat, a city of 40,000. Af the temperance house opposite Lfchigh valley station we got good room.and meals at $2.00 Tuesday morning in company witina bride and groom from Dray ton^ Ontario, about 100 miles from Toronto, we started out to see Ni agara Falls. Niagara Falls! Lan guage fails! The American Falls is 167?;?f:eet high, the Horeshoe-half American, half Canadian-is 168 feet. Between 10 and ll o'clock Tues day Thorning, June 10, for the first time in our lives Mrs. Walker and I placed our feet upon land not Uno?e Sam's. We bad some good natured sparring with our Canada companions. Uncle Sam has more than half the falls, but Canada has thebjetter view. Monday afternoon we went from Niagara to Lewiston on Grand Gorge'Trolley along Niagara river pastee rapids. The whirlpool is said tu be 250 feet deep. It dashes and foams as if upon huge rocks. From Lewiston to Toronto we crossed western end of Lake Onta rio ba steamer Corona, reaching Toronto, Canada at 4:40 Tuesday afternoon, June 10. Sincerely, J. R. Walker. '..5 m , ^_ Three Companies Formed at the B. M. I., Edgefield Boya Honored The Bailey Military Institute commenced its twenty-third session in the city of Greenwood on Sep tember 25th, 1913, with an over flowing attendance. There are 157 boarding boys with 23 day cadets. Every^ possible space is occupied and scores of applications bad to be turned down and boys are even now waitln^to see if they can be ad ? The- students are enthusiastic about the school and promise to make for it a mighty name in South Carolina. Football practice is pur sued each day, the men having their uniforms and being coached by the Cornell Star, Dr. F. M. Faville. The first game is with New berry on the 13th of October. Following is a list of the cadet officers for the B. M. I. corps of cadets: Staff-Lieutenant and Adjutant, H. W. Vam. Quarter Master Lieutenant, E. Kear8e. Hospital Lieutenant, C. T. Bur nett. Sergt. Major, J. E. Edens. Quarter Master Sergt., H. H. Snuggs. Hospital Sergt., M. K. Walker. Comoany "A."-Captain, J. B. Huggins. 1st Lieut. A. S. Kilgore. 2nd Lieut., F. M. Charles. 1st Sergt., L. P. Elam. Sergts., Cantelou, Edwards, Odom and Edens M. Corporals, Pearson, Stevenson, Fartlowe, Herndon G., and Bai ley M. Company "B"-Captain, G. V. Huiet. 1st Lieut., H. C. Edens. 2nd Lieut., W. R. Palrick. 1st Sergt., J. W. Williams. Sergts., Morgan, Talbert W., Vaughan and Lee. Corporals, Cori ey, Tucker, Stone J., and Kilgore L. Company "C."-Captain, E. S, Dunbar. 1st Lieut., H, C. Peeples. 2nd Lieut, A. R. Bell. 1st Sergt., J. P. Patrick. Sergts., Douglas, Crosby, Owen, and Anthony. Corporals, Strom, Page, Ham mond, and Ellis. Band Company-Lieutenani, W. K. Herndon. H. H. S. Eczema and Itching: Cured The soothing, healing medica tion in Dr. Hobson's eczema oint ment penetrates every tiny pore of the skin, clears it of all imparities, stops itching instantly. Dr. Hob son's eczema ointment is guaranteed to speedily heal eczema, rashes, ringworm, .Uer and other unsight ly eruptio 'eaema ointment is a doctor's pn. iption, not an experi ment. All druggists or by mail, 50c. Pfeiffer Chemical Co., Philadelphia and St. Louis. WHICH IS IT? Which is Doing the Most Damage to the Youth of Our Land, Drinking or Smoking, While much ha? been said and written in regard to the liquor traf fic, and its awful consequences,j it seems that' both the pulpit and the press have been silent in re gard to cigarette smoking, which I believe is doing more real damage to the body and minds of the men and boys of to-day than any other one thing. I admit that the liquor traffic has been the direct cause of more blood-shed, murder and violence than any other one thing. Liquor dethrones reason and makes man a wreck. It breaks the law of God and man, it dese crates the holy sabbath, it tramples under foot the tenderest feeling of humanity, it is a moral pestilence that blights the very atmosphere of town and country. The liquor traffic is a stain upon honesty, a blur upon purity, a clog upon progress, a check upon the noble impulses. We go farther and say, "this liquor traine is one incentive to falsehood, deceit, and crime. It has bred drunkards and thieves, mur derers and cowards, and is a curse to any people or nation. It blights homes, and damns souls. It cor rupts the ballot box, bribes legisla tion and tampers with the courts of justice. It says to the political party, you straddle this question and stab it, or I'll kill you politi cally, and the angle-back straddles and stabs. And if we will take the trouble to look up the records, we can see what are the fruits of this great evil. Behold them in the mad-house, where tho maniac howls, in'^ful rage-on the gal lows, where life ends~'at 'least" Tts ill-famed career. The cigarette habit we admit does not produce brain-storm, does not have the effect upon the mind and body as the whiskey. But at the same time it does produce a deadening effect upon the whole body of man. It dries up his blood, the fountain of life, it fills up the cells of the lungs with poison nicotine, it clouds the vision, it dulls the brain, it numbs the men tal faculties, it weakens your vitali ty, it kills out your patriotism and courage, it blunts your manhood, it takes the youthful healthy color from your face, the brilliant luster from your eyes, makes your face swarthy and sallow, the eyes hollow and sluggish, it also makes you careless. And as sure as truth is truth, smoking cigarettes will shorten ones life. "The Book," says be sure your sins will find you out. It does not matter what sort of sins we commit, nature will write it in our face, or upon our bodies. Cigarette smoking is confined al most entirely to the youth of the south. On my trip to Gettysburg, Baltimore and Washington in July^ I did not see a single young man or boy with a cigarette in his mouth, and you could tell it in the color of their faces and the brightness of their eyes. If there is a single read er of these lines who doubts what I say about this habit, I ask yon to go down the Horse-Creek Valley where all the young men and boys are addicted to the habit, and come back and tell me what jour verdict is. I asked a gentleman the other day if he thought smoking ciga rettes was hurting him. Yes he said, I am satisfied of that fact, and wish that I could cnt it out. I then asked him if be was going to let a cigarette control his will power that God had|given him. That being the case, his manhood was entirely gone. I am of the opinion that a man who has been a slave to this habit long, would not make a good soidieron a battle-field.The strain would be more than he could stand. There was a time in my life, when it was considered an act of impoliteness for a gentleman to smoke in ladies company. Not so now. But of course there have been many cbanget in nature, but not in ^race. J Russell Wright. With the coming of two trolley lines to Johnston, is not this tb* time to buy land? Y. May, sells it.-Adv. PLANS FOR FIGHT. The Red Cross Seal Commis sion of South Carolina. - Plans for Fight Against Turberculosis. Columbia, S. C.-Annonncement has just been made of the organization of the Red Cross Seal Commission of South Carolina, with headquarters in The Union National Bank Build ing, Colombia. The National Association for the study and Prevention of Turbercu losis has appointed the commission the state agent for the sale of Red Cross Christmas Seals which have come into ouch prominence in the past four or five years as a means of raising money to fight tubercu losis, commonly called consump tion. ? The Commission, which is en tirely volunteer will conduct an energetic state-wide sale of the seals which are used during the month of December. These good health messengers are used on the backs of letters, packages, menus, theater programs and any place where they will stick. The Commission in its formal announcement made it plain that the sale will be entirely for the benefit of the campaign against the "White Plague" in Sooth Carolina. Only ten per cent of the proceeds is turned over to the American Red Cross Society to pay for printing the seals and advertising material and their distribution to the vari ous state agents. Last year $400,000 was raised in the United States by the sale of forty millions of the seals at one cent each. Considering the esti mable purposes for ?Iich the' money is, to be used the Commis sion feels justified in believing that the men, wornenf, and ch??dr??of: Sbutt? Carolina' witt join forces and; use at least one million of the seals during December. The Commission is perfecting plans which will embrace the en tire state and which will call upon every community in South Carolina however small to do its share in stamping out this disease which causes ten per cent of all deaths in the United States each year. The Commission is composed of the following men and women: Mrs. I. G. Ball, Dr. John C. Daw son, Mrs. J. N. Visanska, Charles ton; Mrs. Frank G. Tompkins, Miss Louly Shana, James H. Fowler, Reed Smith, Dr. C. Fred Williams, Columbia; Mis. H. K. Sturdivant, Greenville; Dr. L. Rosa H. Gantt, Arch B. Calvert, Spartanburg; Dr. H. A. Mood, Sumter. The officers of the Commission are Arch B. Calvert, Chairman; Dr. John C. Dawson and Miss Louly Shand, Vice Chairmen; Reed Smith, Executive Secretary and Treasurer. The Annual State Fair, Columbia, October 7.-Reflect ing the great prosperity which blessed South Carolina this year, and promising the greatest success of any previous undertaking, prep arations have been completed for holding the forty-fifth Annual Fair of The State Agricultural and Me chanical Society in Columbia, Oc tober 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. Indications at this writing are that people from every nook and corner of the State will crowd the fairgrounds and it is expected that attendance records will set a new high water mark at the gathering this year. The abundant harvests of cotton, corn and tobacco, the gratifying re turns for the labor of their hands and the evidence of nature's favor in the ideal harvest weather, have made the farmers of the State wear the happy smile which comes from well filled barns and storehouses and climbing bank deposits, and they are now looking forward to the annual gathering in Columbia of their kinsmen, neighbors and friends, when everybody turns aside from business to renew their youth and to have a regular good old time, this being the week of the annual Stite Fair in October. "Let us go into this department store until the shower is over. "I prefer this harness shop," said her husband. "You won't see so many things you want"