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VOL. 78. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1914 NO 38. ??K. B. E. NICHOLSON. Old Fashioned Holland, "Amsterdam is divided hythe Amstel and numerous canals into 100 small islands, connected by 300 bridges." Amsterdam is in many respects a modern city. But on the morning after our arrival, we were off at 9:30 o'clock for a day in old fash ioned parts of Holland. There is no need of fences here, trendies full of water take their place. We are below the level of the sea and not far from it either! The brave and persevering Hollanders have driven back the sea and with their dikes hold it back. Holland means Hoi r*nd J?nd. "By the sea, at high *" ??BS^W?T'may be a difference in the level of the soil and of the ocean x>f quite 25 feot or more." This section is a paradise for ducks. This ls ducklaud as well as Hatchland. At 10:35 we reached Broek in Waterland. We visited the old church. The pulpit dates from 1635. There ii a bell on the colli-c tion basket. I suppose this iJ to awake sleepers and arousi cireless one9. Thc ladies have the front ?eats. Our next village was Monniken dam. Here and at Amsterdam they have mirrors so arrauged that ?he people in a house can see who is ap proaching on the street. On this day's trip we saw people wearing wooden stioes. The men wear trousers each leg too larg* for a hobble bkirt. The women's skirts are not hobble, We left Edam in a little canal brtafc? ohe.man pushing the boat by means of. a pole run from the m^rn at light angles to the boat. The mau walked by the canal. A girl walked in front and guided the boat by means of a rope. This is LOI usually done by a girl or wo man, but this day. July 2, was in the midst of busy cutting hay time. From Volendam to Marken we went in sailboats. Our party went in three boats. The boat Mrs. Wal ker and I were \n was the last to start, but our sailors landed us first. From hand power boat to wind power boat. Whatnoxt? Something modern. From Marken to Manni kendam by motor boat. Then by train. We saw a man riding in a cart drawn by two dogs. Today instead of the brick and ?tone houses of Scotland and Eng .and, we saw many wooden houses. We went into one of the quaint little homes. The beds were made in the wall like china closets, two ?tories of them. Of course we saw windmills. Thev are used for pimping oat superfluous water. The following on the water question in Holland may be of interest: ' The cutting and maintaining of canals in Holland is one of the chief fonctions of the Waterstaat, a pub lic departm-nt that is carried on u ?der an independent minister ol' the crown. The reclamation of land by the drainage of lakes, and by pushing hack the ?-a, is likewise a leading feature in the operations of the Waterstaat. The maintenance of dikes by the waterstaat forms another task <?f vital moment. The annual cost of keeping one of the larger kind in repair frequently reaches $50,000." . J. Pw. Walker. ' MON. J. R. DeLA Death of Mri. Miner. Our hearts were filled with irre pressible sorrow on receiving the sad intelligence of Mrs. T. D. Mi ner's death. She passed into the Great Beyond at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon, Jan. 2nd. The funeral services were conducted in the Plum Branch Baptist Church, of which she was a member, bv her pastor. The interment took place in the cem etery near-by. Mrs. Miner was the second daugh ter of Mr. Chas. Patterson Holley, whobe going preceded her only a j few weeks. She leaves hnr hus-1 band, Mr. Thomas Miner, and four ? children together with a host of ; friends to mourn her loss. Mrs. Miner was generally recog nized as one of tb* beat women in ail of- the Plu.r.' rJrauch' seouoTrT' Sb,e began-the Christian life early, having been consecrated at the age of twelve. She was a woman of deep piety 3nd very f .ithful to her church; attending often when she was not really physic illy able to du so. At the lime of h r death, and fora long time previous, the honored ami efficient president ?if the Wo man's Missionary Society of her o urcb. Mrs. Miner was much beloved by all who knew her and the commu nity at large as well a> her own church keenly feel that they sustain a ureat loss, because she possessed rare virtues, and was a worn in with great patience,l'oriitu<le and courage. She had a most lovely disposition, ev?'n temperara*.3t| and win-otne manner, charitable toward all, not only would not critioise'or say any thing harmful of others but used her influence to prevent others from doing so. She lived h T life out in unselfish service for others and es ptoia ly or her chil Irei. She had their ^ritual, as well as their tem poral welfare at heart. It will not be soon forgotten how she prayed and labored in the recent protrated nie ?ting for the meetiunand for the co i version of some of her children. And since, one of her most earnest request was, "Loved ones pray." Her faith in her Blessed Redeemer seemed not to waver, even unto the last, and her anticipation of the re ward that awaited her was evideno ed by her singing, a little while be- 1 fore her departure, "(), to be there " Cheer np loved ones, hhe is only waiting for us, weep not, sbe can not come back to yon, but if you will live faithfully you can meet her where parting is no more. Although she has gone from our life. And no more we will hear her voie*. Full well we know she is in heaven, And with the angels does rejoice. Rejoice that another soul is free, From the troubles of this life, And is safely hous'd in paradise, Beyond tho reach of earthly strife. G. M. S. Plum Branch, S. C. The concert given by the Cres cent Concert Company certainly justified the libera! recommenda tions that preceded them, giving ns a very clever entertainment. Their concerted numbers at the begin ning and close showed tact as well ts ability.-Bryan (0.) Democrat. of Lawmakers U?HTKR. EOS. Mt*. Charles Patterson Holley. For some time an account of Mr. Holley's death, which occurred some S to 10 weeks ago at Plum j Branch, S. C., has been expected to j be written np by some one, but: fp'nce this has not been done, I de- j sire to say a few words in behalf^ of this good man. I knew him in several respects, knew one mote congenial, plea^att and considerate, willing: at all times to grant any favors that j might be in his power. As a citizen, I understand he) stood for the riaht. A* a soldier j he fought bravely for his country, i I ) u r i ii g my acq uain tan ce w i t h B r* * * ? Holley- h?- inj pressed- mc .i? ./. t deeply interested in his church.-As : a Christian he rranifested a spirit ual tone in truth, his words and ac tions. A conversation on reliyious matters was a real pleasure to him. lie often ass ired me that he was prepared and anxious to meet his God. Mr. Holley died in his Y9tl year. He lived the early part of his life j i ear Aiken, S. C. The remainder. in portions of Edgelield ounty, I principal ly at Domville and Plum' ISriiu-h. Thre? children survive him, Mis. J. H. Bracknell, Plum Branch, Mr. ? - Holley, Parksville, Mr.-j Holley of McCormick. His daugh ter, Mrs. T. D. Miner only a few . days igo followed bim to hi; re-, ward. Plum Branch, S. C. Masonic Feast. After their regular business ses sion in their lodge room last Friday night the Masons enjoyed their ai . nual oyster feast which was served in the Adams hall. As each member of Concordia lodge had the privi lege of inviting a lady, there were nearly a score of ladies present. The ouoaMoh wai etceedingly pleasant, the Masons on this occasion, a heretofore, proving themselves lo tie charming hosts. Johnston Oil Mill Destroyed by Fire. Johnston, Jan. 12.-Today at 10 o'clock lb- plant of the People's Cotton O I company was destroyed b.v fire. The cottonseed house and cotton gin were saved. The cause of the fire i* said to have been a'hot box. AM the raachinerv, several toni of me il and about 60,000 gal lons of oil were also destroyed, the ?moke from the oil making it quite difficult to save the other buildings, j The loss is estimated at between 140,000 and $50,000 with about 120,000 ins-- . iee. The office and all book- the company were saved. Av ideal Woman's Laxative, j Who wants to take cal ts or castor j oil, when there is nothing better; than Dr. King's iN'ew Life Pills fori all bowel trouliles. They act gently and nat ural ly on the stomach and aver, stimulate and regulate your bowels and tone up the entire sys tem. Price 25c. At all druggists. H B.icklen & Co. Philadelphia or St. Louis. G. M. Sexton. ?j?*.: m J. H. COURTNEY. News Letter From the Universi ty of South Carolina. The Rpcond annual high school athletic and oratorical contest wM vbe_he)d at tho nniversily o f Sot ih Carolina on April 23 and 24. Over 95high schools are to participate in the meeting this year. Any in formation in regard to the meet ma\ be had from Prof. R. C. Burts, G.eenville, S. C. All participants will be guests of the student body of the university. The university of South Carolina resumed work Monday, January 5, afer ten days of reBt for the holi days. SThe mid year examinations are only two weeks off now, and the students are working bard in ordtr ?.?-be ready for them. '?V;;!i Jio oonv-enmg'of the legis latnre in the city Tuesday the stu dents of the university will (or the next forty days be afforded ample opportunity lo observe the working* of our law makers. The university was well repre sen'ed at the student volunteer meeting held in Kansas city during the holidays. Preparations for the celebration of Founders' day at the university are well advanced A meeting of the general alumni association will be held un that date. Two well known educators have been secured to speak on Founders' day. Charles L. Raper, dean of the graduate school and professor of econ?mica at the university of North Carolina, who is at present studying economic conditions in South Carolina, wilj speak in the afternoon. Dr. Geo. H. Denny, president of the University of Ala bama, one of the best known educa *QW of the south, will speak in the evening of the 15th. Dr. Josiah Morse, professor of philosophy, was elected vice presi dent o.' the Southern Soeiety of Philosophy and Psychology, which met in Atlanta during the holidays. The New Year Sealed. We know not what God holds in store, Nor what his will for each may be, As pass we through at other door - Of life's untraveled mystery. We know not if this year may lead To shade or sunshine, joy or woe, To thorny road, or flowery mead Whilst yet we tarry here below. We know not: but 'tis good to feel We cannot pass from out His care. Upon His own. God sets His seal. And He doth keep them every where. Then let us now, with heart at rest, Start bravely forth on patliB un tried Our Father pians for each the best, And He most surely will pro vide. -Charlotte Murray. The Crescent Concert Company gave one of the best concerts that has ever been presented here. Each individual number was finely ren dered and the company numbers at the beginning, middle and close were greeted with such applause as to give evidence of the audience's appreciation.-Corning (Mo) Mir ror. JOHNSTON LETTER. Week of Prayer Observed by Missionary Society. Tem perance Service. Miss Payne Entertained. The week of prayer was observed here during the past week by the women of the missionary society of the Baptist church, the senior and junior Y. W. A., the Sunbeams and Royal Ambassadors, each taking a part. Tlie theme for the week wa? ''Permanent missionary equipment/' and very helpful as well as most in teresting programs were carried out each afternoon. On last Sunday morning, the pastor, Dr. A. T. Kintr /lelivered a forceful sermon, and in the afternoon the servies was in charge of Mrs. W. J. Hatcher, the subject being *'Th? Master build er;" Mrs. A. T. King conduct d the meeting of Monday afternoon, the subject "Caring lor our own," and on Tuesday, Mrs. James White had for the discussion, "Work in behalf of women." An open meet ing was held on Wednesday evening in lieu of the regular prayer meet ing and "'China" was the theme. Mr. S. J. Watson gave a talk using this subject, and papers were pre pared by Mesdames L. C. Latimer, W. J. Hatcher and L. Sheppard Sawyer. Mrs. Estelle though, who has been recently appointed state * ti cid i. issi un arv .vas present and made a ?hort talk. She said she thought it peculiarly fitting that with her labors beginning this week, first talk should be made at John eton, which she loved and would C always claim as home. On Thurs- ' day af tem jon, Mrs. O. D. Black ?I arranged a very interesting meeting c with the subj ct, "Churches abroad" ' and on Friday afternoon Mesdames c P. C.. Stevens and S. J. Watson, ? jointly rond neted the meetingVsnU ' I ject, "'Preparing the preachers.'* c Tlie offc ring of the mission societ.\ v ?'mounted to something over $100. ? On Satuiday, the junior Y. W. A's, I Sunbeams, and R. AV held their meetings, Mrs. W. J. Hatcher, the ri leader of the first two mentioned. I and Mesdames Stevens and Watson 'I the latter, the senior Y. W. i ., t' having Sunday afternoon for j their I: time of meeting. The offerings of the young people's societies were excellent, but cannot, as yet be re ported as all the envelopes have not been given in. 4 The collection of the classes of the Baptist Sunday school, for the p last quarter of 1913 amounted to , 1133 60. Thursday of this week is d?sign?t- v jd as National constitutional prohi- " bition amendment day, to be ob- w nerved by all white rtbboners as a Jay of fasting and prayer. Special p iervices will be held that evening ,l: ?t 7:30 o'clock in the Lutheran c shurch participated in by Revs. t| M. L. Rester, G. C. Hutchinson md Dr. A. T. King. Rev. Huiohin- v iou viii Bpeak on "Individual a, responsibility." v Dr. G. D. Walker entertained wiih a stag supper on Saturday Bj evening, 14 of his friends being ? present, the honor guests being Mr. James Huiet, of Florida, and Mr. Furman Mobley, of Illinois. Mrs. Lucy McLennahas returned from a visit to Mrs. Gardener, at Bateiburg. Mrs. V. E. Edwards is at home 1 from a visit to tier parents at Salu- n da. i( Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wright en 8 tertained with a dining last week. * Rev. J. E. Cl im, of Liberty, has ' been spending a few divs here with s hit? mother, Mrs. Lizzie Crin?. 8 The Danu biers of the Confedera- * cy have offered a prize to the pupil ' of the High School, who will write ' the best essay on "South Caroli- \ na's part in the Confederacy." 1 Mrs. Rambo of Augusta spent [ last week at the home of her fa- 1 Iber, Mr. J R. Hart. 1 Mr. and M r.s. A. W. Goodyear J are spending this week in Augusta willi relatives. i Rev. and \lrs. G. A. Wright arc , at home from Dillon where they ? were guests of their daughter, Mr*. t Harrison during the holidays. } Miss Zena Payne entertained with ( a 6 o'clock tea on Wednesday af- i ternoon for Mrs. Jack Milne, oi i Chattanooga, and present were a - few of tlie warra f rie ds of th? i honoree. The chief decorations used j were violets, in the two colors, the i centerpiece of tue tea table being a large bowl of these fragrant bios nomi. The candles were shaded in these colors, and the place cards had violets on them. Mrs. Mary Collum has returned from Augusta, where she visited her daughter, Mrs. W. O. Scott. MM. Kate Crouch is at heme from a three week's visit to her niece, Mrs. Walter Hendrix. Mi?s Frances Strother entertain ed with a bridge whist party on Friday evening, and an enjoyable evening was had by those present. Delightful refreshments were serv ed after cards were laid aside. Mrs J. VV. Browne gave a din ner party on Thursday for Mrs. .lack Milne, and several friends were present to enjoy the pleasures uf the day. Mrs. M. R. Wright was hostess for the Pi Tau club on Wednesday afternoon, and the houn were ra >st pleasantly spent by all present. Re freahments, in two courses were jerved. Miss Daisy Sawyer bas gone to Camden lo visit in the home of her brother, Dr. Frank Sawyer. Mis. E. R. Mobiey left on Tues lay for Auburndale, Fla., to spend ?wo months with ber parents, Mr. ind Mrs. A. J. Mobiey. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Norris and Vf isa Eliza Mims, of Edgefield, ipent Sunday at the home of Mr. VI. I. Norris. Mrs. Wolfe, or Augusta, is the ,'uest of Miss Mallie Waters. Death of Mr. W. H. Briggs. Anoiher Confederate veteran who nade a record for gallantry in the 3ivil war ha? passed over the river. >Ve refer to Mr. W. H. Briggs who lied at bis home in the lower part >f the county last Friday. The mrial took place 'at Mt. Lebanon burch the following day, the funer al, being .conducted by Rev. P. B. janharn. M,rrt?riggd^w?r? member - >f Dot bm Methodist ob arch. He vas one of the oldest members of ? n old and honored Edgefield fami v. ile leaves ono brother, Mr. ohn liriygs, one sister, Min. Ern ?n Roper, four sons, T. H., W. H., ?. O. and G. A. Briggs, and three aughters, Mrs. Llewellyn Hamil nn, Mrs. J. D. lluyhcy and Miss renie Vii ggs. News of Parkaville. Misses Eva and Norma Brown rent to McCormick Monday. Mr. Bob Parks has moved to 'arksville, to the delight of his elatives and friends here. Little Misses Mattie and Jo-tie Ia?* Cartledge spent last Friday itrhi with little Miss Roby Black ell. We are glad to note that two 'arksville girln, Misses Eva Brown nd Marie Blackwell, were win. ers f prizes in the recent contests of ie county papers. The school children of Parks ille presented their teachers, Mr. nd Mrs. 0. C. Shealy, with a eil er berry spoon at Christmas. Mr. J. J. Dorn, of Columbia, is pending a while with his mother, 1rs. Sallie Dorn. Jan. 12, 1904. Operate Twa Stores. We cVl attention to the adver iseme*it o' the E. .?I. Andrews F.r itare Company of Augusta in ihif isue. Tni? oom any has two huge tores on Broad street, Nos. 972 and 299. An Edrefield yoariir ram, Mr. Vyatt H. Hammond of the Colliers ection, is employed in the uiper tore. Mr. Hammond will be p e?s . I to h-tve his many friends from ifferem parts of the county see mn when they are iu Augusta. Ky >neraiing two stores, this oom pa iy g enabled to purchase in Urge I nanti ties fi ora the leading ?factor es and can therefor? mike very :lose piio.-s. Everything that is car ded in au np-to'date, weH-at -oked u rn i tu rc *tor? can b i fnnnd a e ; rer i.e lo wei or upper stoie Ai the upp< r i.ore in add.iion t > me large as sortment of furniture, a complete issortnv.mt of fanners' hardwire is ?rrieil. We have known th ra m vhomanaiTi the E M And w* Jo m pa ny for a long time and do i >t hesita e to recommend 'tb ra LO ,he Edgefield people as being .traighlforward and ntrictly honest in all of their dealings. Do not for Tit to call on Mr. Hammond ai the upper store when in Augusta.