(?Utni ^Newspaper Un ji?irtli Carolina
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8,1913
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
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
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
Mj% JUS^-LeveL ;^f> iieipberry,
is visiting his sister, Mrs. George
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
Miss Cleo Attaway, of Saluda,
spent Wednesday with Mrs. A. P.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
After a few minutes in Buffalo, a
city of 500,000, we went on towards
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
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
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.
J. R. Walker.
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Three Companies Formed at
the B. M. I., Edgefield Boya
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
Staff-Lieutenant and Adjutant,
H. W. Vam.
Quarter Master Lieutenant, E.
Hospital Lieutenant, C. T. Bur
Sergt. Major, J. E. Edens.
Quarter Master Sergt., H. H.
Hospital Sergt., M. K. Walker.
Comoany "A."-Captain, J. B.
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
Company "B"-Captain, G. V.
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,
1st Lieut., H, C. Peeples.
2nd Lieut, A. R. Bell.
1st Sergt., J. P. Patrick.
Sergts., Douglas, Crosby, Owen,
Corporals, Strom, Page, Ham
mond, and Ellis.
Band Company-Lieutenani, W.
H. H. S.
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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
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
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
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
PLANS FOR FIGHT.
The Red Cross Seal Commis
sion of South Carolina. -
Plans for Fight Against
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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