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EDGEFIELD, S. C./WEDNESDAY? APRIL 28st; 1909.
HISTORIC TICKET OF 78.
Democratic Electors of 1878,
Men Who Helped to Make
The History of Our
County and State.
For the enlightenment of the
young, as well as for the d?lectation
of the older generation, it is well to
occasionally resur.-ect the dead pasu.
The troublous times of '76 and '78
were to Edgefield county and South
Carolina what the Revolution wa;?
to the American colonies and what
the sixties were to the Southland
all momentous crises. Although we
are but one generation removed
from the days of the' Red ; Shirt,'
there are but few of the rising
generation who know what men
rendered invaluable service "to the
county and state in restoring order
from the chaos wrought by the
scalawags and carpetbaggers.
Through the thoughtfulness of A.
S. Tompkins, Esq., our attention has
been called to a recent issue of the
Saluda Standard, in which appear
ed a copy of the ticket containing
the names ?f the Democratic-.elect-;
' ors bf 1878. Mr. Tompkins says the
/first ballot he ever cast was for the
men oh this historic ticket:
TV. D. Simpson. -
' Secretary of State,
R. M. Sims.
S. L. Leaphart.
, Superintendent of Education,
s'HV,S. Thompson. /
'Adjutant and Inspector- General,
E. % Moise.
Pon y ress-Fifth District, -
G. D. Tillman.
( J. R. Abney.
- ; State Senator,
M. W. Gary.
Represe ufo ti ces,
W. S. Allen,
J.. C. Sheppard.
T. E. Jennings.
John T. ' Gaston, f
Clerk of Court,
O. F. Cheatham.
Probate Judye, i
School Corn m i ss ion er.
Thomas C. Morgan.
A. F. Broadwater.
County Com missioners.
W. L. Stevens.
J. J. Bunch.
Wyatt L. Holmes.
"For Presidential Electors,
At Zary'e-Theo. G. Barker.
At Lar ff e-Samuel McGowan.
First District-John W. Har
Se??nd District-John isaac In
Third District-William Wal
Fpurth District-John B. Erwin.
/ READING CONTEST.
Prof. Mellichamp Has Offered a
Paize to Pupil Reading Most
During" Vacation, The Ad
Thc- srnaH- ampnnt:of rain that we
have had has pjit the farmers in
better spirits, as it will benefit the
oat crop and cause the cotton 1o
come up better.
Our school closed on last Friday'
having run tweuty-five week.
Miss Strom has returned to her
home and Mr.. MePichamp is now
holding the position made vacant by
the r?signation of Mr. Hugh Wates.
A prize has been offered by Mr.
Mellichamp to the young ma., or
young lady, boy, or girl in our
school district who does the most
reading fi om the close of school to
the beginning of the next session.
Books from the school library or any
other good boojes which they may
obtain elsewhere may be used and
the amount read will be calculated
according to the mum.be r'of pages in
each book. Good reading of any
kind is educating and elevating and
it is hoped that many spare moments
during the busy season as well as
when there is not much to do will
be passed away among our young
folks with books in their hands.
We are expecting to get in a new
supply of books for the school libra
ry in a few days.
Many hearts were made glad last
Saturday by the return of Mrs. O:
J. Holmes, from Modoc.
Mr. Chas. Strom,, of Rehoboth,
was in our town on Sunday last. N
Miss Lila Lanham spent Saturday
at her home.
. Mrs. W. D. King, of Greenwood
county, is visiting her daughter,
Mrs. W. E- Prescott.
Miss Ethel Holmes has beem vis
iting in our town.
Miss Bessie Holmes is spending a
while with lier sister at Modoc.
The continued improvement in
the reading matter bf The Adverti
ser both in quality and variety is
being talked about by its readers.
We'feel that the way it is standing
up for prohibition is '? especially
worthy of notice and -we hope.to see
,the' best jesuits from it.
j X. Y. Z.
?--^Fei^-Salen-^ine4iioi,se ? traction
engine, saw mjll and yoke of oxen.
E. J. Norris.
Fifth JJixtrnt-Rolft Aldrich.
The foregoing ticket contained
the names of five governors. Be
sides the -immortal Hampton, who
beads the ticket, there were Govs.
W. D. Simpson. Johnson Hagood,
H. S. Thompson and J. C.' Shep
Of the ten men on the state tick
et all are Idead except Hon. John
R. Abney, who, though formerly
fromEdgefield, is now a prominent
attorney in New York. Of the
fourteen men on the county ticket
all are dead except Ex-Gov. J. C.
Sheppard, Dr. T. E. Jennings, Dr.
( H. A.. Shaw. Mr. John T. Gaston,
i Mr. O. F. Cheatham and. Mr.
AVyatt L. Holmes.
Col. George D. Tillman was
elected congressman from this dis
trict, in 1878,. and Edgefield^had the
honor of furnishing* the congress
man continuously since tha't time
up to 1904.
Thc lamented Gen. M. C. Butler
was elected to the United States
senate in -187G, and while South
Carolina has only two senators
Edgefield has had the honor of fur
nishing one of them since that date,
for 33 years.
Shoes & Hats
PENSION MOPY READY.
Clerk of Court Cogburn Has
Received Check-A List
of the Pensioners for
; Class A. $96.00.
G W Campbell, (^V Thurmond,
Samuel Med lock, Jesses?Mnce.
Class B $72.00
W M Corley, T R Lanier, G W
Lott, S W Prince.
Class 0 No. 1. $46.00.
L E. Boone. J H Cosey, W S
Cov?r, Whitfield Glauzier, J T
Stillwell, G H Seifrier, M C Whit
lock, L J Miller, F A Murrell, J B
Moore, M D Wade,
* Class C. No. 2. $19.75.
J T Adams, P P Adams, M B
Boone, F W Brooks, John R Bry
an, T J Booth, J E Rush, W S
Bovce, J L Covar, B O Creed, M
A Christie, J P Cullutn, J W Col-,
lins, J B Dorn, Jacob Davis, Simp
son De Yore, J E Dobey, J E Doo
little, H W Eubanks, J J Garrett,
DM Glover, C B Glover,. J P
Harlin?, E M Holmes, C W Hamil
ton, L T Hill, William Hair, W H
Jamison, Hilliard Jackson, H T
Jennings. J A Lanier, C W Lanier,
J C Mayson," Peter Quzts, J P
Rikard, Simpson Rowe, L S Ridle
hoover, J W Shumate, J M Sim
mons, B F Sharpton, Jacob Smith,
James Summers, E W Timr?er;
man, E T Timmerman, F P Wal
ker, H H Workman, J Whitlock,
J A White, RWood, G W Vance,
Class C. No. 3. $48.00.
Sallie Buzzard, S. H Collett,'
Elizabeth Heath, C C Johnson,
Mary J Meyer, Frances Price,.Ann
Randa4Js<rIarriet Robertson, Sarah
Randall, Savannah Timmerman,
Class C. No. 4. $19.75.
Eliza Bussy, Mary A Bush, M J
Burton, Sallie D Bunch, Sarah
Brooks, Melisa Carpenter, Emeline
Cartledge, ' M E Corley, Mary
Chamberlain. Kate Crouch, Mary
Crawford, H E Carpenter, Ann
Doolittle*, Elizabeth Dike, Louisiana
Eidson, Permelia M Dean, Vicey
Dorn, Mary Fallow, Mary FreeK
land, Edna Freeland, Carrie Free
land, Cornelia E Glover, Virginia
C .Gilchrist, Emily Gray, Sarah
Gregory, Ann Harris, M GHugJig^.
Mar/ A" j Houston. Caroline" J \.
Holmes, Lucinda Minor, Epsy Mor
ris, M L Mason, Mary - A Mays,
Fannie Murphey, F B McLendon,
Ella McCullough, Elizabeth Ouzts.
Mary Pardue, Emeline Ripley, Zella
A Paul, J E Poper, A E Seigler,
Sarah Ann Turner, M A Timmer
man, Sar?h Timmerman, Lucind a
White, Ann J White, M A H Wil
liams, Pauline Watson.
Pension by Counties.
The following is a list of the
aggregate amount of the pensions
in the counties,Spartanburg leading,
Abbeville 84,424 00
Aiken 9,218 50
Anderson 15,002 50
Bamberg 2,283 35
Barnwell 4,199 25
Beaufort ' 1,015 75
Berkeley 3,321 50
Calhoun 896 00
Charleston 5,014 25
Chester - 4,596 50
Chesterfield 0,630 75
Clarendon 3,316 25
Colleton 9,564 50
Darlington 1 \ 5,712 25
Dorchester 2,836 00
Edgefield 3,607 00
Fairfield 3,543 50
Florence 4,804 25
Georgetown 1,399 75
Greenville 14,314 25
Greenwood 3,676 25
Hampton 5,105 00
' Horry 5,881 ?5
Kershaw . 3,781 75
Lancaster . 6,38100
Kaurens 7,897 25 -
Lee' 3,402 25
Lexington 7,918 25
Marion 6,565 75
Marlboro 3,723 75
Newberry 4,581 75
. Oconee 7,339 50
Or?ngeburg 4-,643 50
Pickens 0,313 25
Richland 9,945 75
Saluda 4,544 25
Spartanburg 20,287 75 .
Sumter 4,073 75
Union 0,495 50
Williamsburg 4,898 00
York 8,482 50
Cherokee 6,064 00
Total 8247,702 59
Mr. Brown, in a lecture to his
son upon the latter's stupidity, ask
"Don't you, know that when
George Washington was your age
he was at the head of his school?"
"Yes, father,but don't you know"
remarked the son. "that when
George Washington was your age
he was President of the United
?W. 0. fe -AND "A. F. M."
Parks yil?p; Lodges Growing,
Visit ;-ifer?i the Benign and
Be?dfed Dr. Crafton,
As I.Hive 'fifiifl' before, we could
not ?rel?along well without the wo
men ;'in;f??t,' -I may say somewhat
parenthetically^ that if there were
no wora'en>|n the world, I dc not
believe there would be any men
long. Th,f?oo(l worden of our town
had an oysfer supper last Tuesday
night, just^as the W. O. W. closed
their com?^ani?ation and of course
the members of the \V. O. W. were
too- chivalro?s not to patronize the
good sisters, who had served a nice
supper' ii^p&''Gn'amberlain hall for
the purpose of raising funds for
missionary- -purposes. The enter
prise -was funder the auspices and
control oiithje woman's missionary
society offline Baptist church, and
they roalre?d .some twenty odd dol
lars to add/to their missionary fund.
Saturdffi^Jiight was the regular
communiJptiiVn of Parksville lodge,
11)9., A. R'M., at which time two
candid?t?^ere raised to the sub
lime degrjpof a. Master Mason, viz:
W. M. Jpbertson and... RN. Ed
raunds. ;-^??mber of the members
of Web^Jodge, of Augusta, at
tended, .-ir&Juding _ tjheir worshipful
master,Bm Fly the, and their sen
ior ward?r?Q)r. Walter Miller, past
master Coffin and deacon R.
J. Parks, i,n old neighbor and for
mer men?ber' and resident here.
Brethren^inley,- Rankin, Connors,
were pr?^t from McCormick and
brethre?fclpin' Holmes and Dr. T.
N.-Craft^ajfrom the Edgefield lodge
honored u$ with their presence.
The brethren from visiting lodges
had chargV'of the work and those
who arc H?Jflea to the tiled re
cesses, . O^^inctum sanatorium of
Masonry'?j^oVrt? us that it was
grand and f impressive. Wqrds^?f,.
thanks wer^passed and the visiting '
brethren invited to come again.
Dr. J. K.-.Crafton, than whom no
more noble pr higher toned Chris
tian gentlemen, lives in our state or
county, jilthough i. neighbor,,was
almost a comparative stranger until
his recent-.Visit. He came not alone
to attend $?ie Masonic meeting of
which-hefs a "greatuadmirer, but to
vir,i_t bi.^^^^^px'oi .^oj^ Div.
TX A. J., and ne came in good time,
not alone because he had. long ago
promised this visit but because he
found his old friend quite sick
and by his genial presence, tactful
and skillful medical directions, had
the doctor on his feet in a little
while. Patients testify, that Graf
ton's presence cures, whether he
gives medicine or not. His visit was
timely and well and he is hereby ad
monished, not to allow his visits
to be so far between.
Mrs. Cinnie Sewell and Miss Em
mie -Bronson from Augusta, and
Mrs. Jennie Parks, of Woodlawn,
all daughters of our esteemed neigh
bors, Mr. and Mrs. John Brimson,
spent Saturday and Sunday with
their parents. They do not forget
the scriptural injunction of honoring
their parents, and their visits are
not alone appreciated by home i
folks, but by the many friends of
the old home towri. - ;
Mrs. Boyce Kitchings visited her i
sister, Mrs. R S. Blackwell, of our
Mr. Cook Barkhalter, whom we i
reported as having been badly hurt
by a fall some time ago, returned ?
Sunday from the hospital in Au- i
gusta and we are glad to report '
about well. I
I neglected to state in my last i
communication that our B/Y. P. h
U. re-organized a week ago with :
the following officers: D. A. J. Bell, 1
president; Joe Henry Elkins/ vice- 1
present, D. N. Dorn, secretary and s
Last night we had a most excel- <
lent missionary meeting, . subject
South America. Miss Sallie Morgan ?
gave us a good paper on Argentina ?
and Miss Martha Dorn an excellent
one on Brazil. Bro. James G. Parks j
who spent almost a year in Barzil (
surveying a railroad was called up- \
on, and he gave us a very instruct
ive talk on the religion, manners ?
and customsg civilization and needs ?
of the Brazilians. Young Bro. ]
Parks' address was entirely unex
pected to him and consequently im- .
promptn and he acquitetd himself j
well. Though not accustomed to
public speaking, young Bro. Parks
is a full graduate of Clemson college ]
and withal a very efficient and ca- ,
pable young man. We trust he will i
develop his talents along religious (
lines and be felt for good in his
native county and state.
Brethren Judge John Blackwell i
and L. F. Dorn were appointed ,
delegates from our Sunday school |
to the Inter-Denominational con- ,
vention to meet at Trenton Friday.
We trust the next meeting will be '.
nearer so that more o?" us can at- .
tend. DON QUIXOTE.
SUPPORT OF GOSPEL.
"Truxo" Takes up his Pen Again
Urging; More Liberal Sup
port of Ministry by
When Truxo last wrote you the
bleak winds of, winter were whist
ling-over the hills, and the chilling
frost made it necessary to warm by
the fire. Now the birds are flitting
from twig to twig as they warble
their songs of spring, and the air is
filled with the fragrance of flowers;
while.spring time advances graceful
ly in her perennial course, and all
nature seems big with effort to burst
forth into new life. It seems to me
a most appropriate suggestion from
nature to>the church to exert herself;
to shake . off her legarthy , and to
to come forth in newness of life,
beautifully-attired in robes of right
eoushess, strong in faith,courage and
thoroughly equipped for warfare
against the powers of darkness.
But, it seems to me, w? are really
doing less to develop the kingdom
pf God on earth than we "are doing
to develop the kingdom of the dev
il or any tiling else.
We make this first and highest
interest last. We give it the last
consideration of thought, of time,
of moral and financial support! If
church obligations seem to conflict
wilh personal interests, we leave the
church to the mercy" of her enemies,
and often devote our time to things
indifferent or worse. Who can
deny the force of this assertian?
Exceptions are rare, not common.
But we belong to the Lord.
I want to call your attention to
some things we seem to forget first:
God has provided a way for every
body to have plenty and to be hap
py -If we adopt his plans. Success
and happiness are inevitable. If
we reject His plans failure is inevi
table in the end. God bestows (3)
gifts upon man: Health, prosperi
iffsr^tilmtioH : all on conditions.
The general rule embracing the con
dith5nsTiii', "Seek ye first the king
dom of God and His righteousness,
-deal unto others the Same kind of
righteousness God deals to you and
to others; look first after the inter
ests of His kingdom-and all these
things shall be added unto you."
God will add theft*: you cannot add_
anything "to your^a^r?,"" J
And said,- rtif fliou'wilt a??igentTj'''
hearken to the v.??ce of the Lord thy
God, and wilt give ear to His com
mandments, and keep all. His stat
utes, I will put none of these disea
ses upon thee, which I have brought
upon the Egyptians; for I am the
Lord that healeth thee."-Exodus 15
-26. "And ye shall serve the
Lord your God, and He shall bless
thy bread and thy water, and I will
take sickness away from the midst
of thee."-Exodus, 23;25.
"But thou sh?lt remember the
Lord thy God; for it is He that giv
eth thee power to get wealth."
"Behold I bring it wealth and
curej I will cure them:"-Jer. 33: 6.
"Fools, because of their transgres
sions, and because of their iniquities,
are afflicted. Then they cry unto
the Lord in their trouble, and He . ?
aaveth them out of their distresses.
He sent His word, and healed them \
and deli vere! them from their de
structions." Psalm 107-17, 19.
A whole column in your paper, ?
Mr. Editor, would not contain all
the proof texts on this proposition.
We see, therefore, that our health,
wosp>erit\j, and salvation, depend
upon our sincere service to God. 1
This service does not mean "going- 1
to-church" once a month. But it 1
means a living faith' in Jesus Christ [
is a personal Saviour from all sin, j
md a love in the heart for God and 1
for our fellow men, which makes 1
God supreme-first-in all things, 1
ind our brother as ourself. And this ;
'faith" and this "love" must be" the
jontrolling principles of the heart
and life, daily and hourly. "My
?race is sufficient for thee." Ask
ind ye shall receive."
It is as well perhaps to state the
fact here that God has nothing to
io with hollow, fictitious pr?ten
tions. -He deals only with facts.
And as long as we cover facts with
pr?tentions, we cannot make any
progress in the Chistian religion or
life. We may advance materially..
But our spiritual influence for good
will be lost, and our general in
fluence will not be for good, until
ive,our-selves,are right in our hearts,
with God. We will "rob God,"
both in time and tithes until we get
Dur hearts right with Him. And
thus we bring upon ourselves the
surses pronounced upon the unfaith
In the second place, I wish to say
that, the ministry of the gospel of
Jesus Christ is a business proposi
tion of the first order for business
men. I have not found a man in 25
pears who thus treated this subject
-as an honest, business proposition
-and did not prosper both in his
(Continued on page four)
PINE GROVE TOWNSHIP.
The Railroad Bonds Must be
Paid, Although the People
Received Not One Cent
It is easy to vote bonds, but pay
in g them is an entirely different
matter. Through unbusinesslike
methods and management, several
townships in Edgefield, Saluda
Greenwood and Laurens counties
voted bonds in the eigh ties .to aid
in the building of several railroads
The roads have never been built but
the bonds are in existence and must
be paid. The taxpayers have lost
every suit that lias been brought
the courts declaring the bonds to be
a valid debt. Most of the townships
in the counties above mentioned
have arranged settlements by issuing
.new bonds, but Pine Grove town
ships, two-thirds of which is located
in Saluda and one-third in Edgefield,
is one of the few townships in which
the suit upon the bonds of one road
is still pending.
The United States supreme court
has decided that the bonds must be
paid, and the attorney for the bond
holders notified B. E. Nicholson,
Esq., that he would appear before
Judge Brawley in Greenville this
week and obtain an order requiring
the treasurers of Saiiria and Edge
field to levy sufficienc taxes on the
property in Pine Grove township to
liquidate the debt. If a sutficient
amount should be levied in one
year, it would amount in many in
stances almost to confiscation. The
total amount of the debt is equal to
one-tenth of the assessed value of
the property in Pine Grove* There
fore, if it all is ordered paid in one
year, a person owning $1,000 worth
of property would have to pay ?100
above the usual tax. One owning
$2,000 worth would have to pay
?200, and so on.
Knowing the situation to be grave,
Mr. Nicholson wrote letters to many
of the taxpayers urging them to meet
in his" ofiice Saturday to decide
upon some action. The following
citizens, property owners in Pine
Grove township, met: J. K. Allen,
J. F. Payne, D?, B. L. Allen, C. W.
Davis, O. W. AJlen, J. B. Davis,
E. J. fMims, J. C. Buzhardt, W.
B. Cogburn, W. S. Logue and J,.
^;31ims.'AfteT a "full" discussion ot
fyhe h-JaW^Mr.? Nicholson.: was-em
ployed bj' the committee to repre
sent the taxpayers of the township,
and directed to obtain the best set
tlement possible. He will effect a
compromise if possible and have the
order passed making the amount
payable in five or ten annual in
stallments, instead of having it all
demanded in one year. Mr. Nichol
son left Monday morning for Green
ville, and will meet with the tax
payers of Pine Groye at Meeting
Street Saturday afternoon, May 8th,
at three o'clock, to report the re
sult of his efforts.
It will be remembered that two
years ago the bond holders accept
ed a compromise of this debt at
tfo cents on the dollars, but the
township, through Mr. Nicholson,
has been unable to sell new bonds
to raise this 65 per cent. Having
waited so long, the bond holders
have now withdrawn the offer of
compromise and demand the full
amount, which with interest ap
It is reported that some property
owners in both Saluda and Edge
b'eld have not been paying taxes on
the new railroad bonds issued
?everal years ago. At the meeting
of the citizens at Meeting Street a
committee will be appointed to look
into the matter. If they have not
been paying their portion of this
unjust burden, steps will be taken
to collect back taxes.
We are showing the !
styles in men's and b<
Come in and see wh
Large stock of Slioet
Underwear. Hats bot!
and Neckwear t
Call Early and C
of the New
Our styles are the
the best; our pri
Methodist Conference to Con- $
vene, Delegates Elected to
Grand Lodge, Address
on Sabbath Desecration.
. . ,' A
Mesdames J. H. White v and J.
W. Marsh silent last week in Spar
tanburg with relatives, and also at
tended the music festival.
Mr. and. Mrs. James Hart spent
last Sunday here with the latter's
father, Dr. D. P. LaGrone.
Mr. Willie Wright and Dr. J.
M. Rushton have been elected dele
gates to the Grand Lodge E. of P.) ~
which will be held in Charleston in ^
May, and i.:r. Ab Clark and Miihs
Walker will represent the organiza
tion at the district meeting at Cha- '
Mrs. T. J. Langston has returned
from Augusta, where she went in
the interest pf her millinery store.
The 6th grade, which is taught
by Mrs. Lucia Latimer, will enjoy
a picnic and fishing party on Satur:
day. Some of the parents of the
children will also go,, and many
ways for their pleasure have ' been
The first week in May, the Metho
list1 district conference will, meet
here. About 75 ministers and dele
gates are expected, and preparations
ire being made for the er?tertain
On next Friday evening at the .
Lutheran church Dr. Edward T?mp
ion, of Texas, will deliver an ad
iress, and he will. speak upon the
eduction of toil on the Sabbath,,
md increasing the great opportu
lities of the day. Dr. Tompson is
uiown not only in. this'country, but v
icross the waters, as a reformer and
>rator, and was at one time secreta
y of the World's Congress. It will
)e a privilege to all to hear him.
A very interesting ball game is
>eing arranged for a later date in N
he summier, and the local team is
.ery much, enthused over it. A
ihallenge has been received from a
earn located in Chicago, and com
)Osed of thoroughbred Indians. .
rheir uniforms will be of feathers,
>a i nts, etc., and instead of toma
?awks, they will wield the hat. This
jromises to be a unique*, game, and
di who enjoy a game'#should see
"Mrs. Tuinipseed, "of. Gaffney, is
'xpect?d l.'iis week to Visit "Her sis
er, Mrs. Hen Lee Allen.
Mr. L. B. Asbell went over to
illenton last week for a short visit
o relatives. He made the trip driv
ng through in his buggy.
Mrs. L. B. Landrum entertained
he New Century club on last Fri;
lay afternoon in a most pleasing
A number of the music lovers of
Johnston will go over to Augusta
luring this week to attend the mu
ic festival. ?
Miss May Cogburn has gone to
)enmark to visit in the family of
ier brother, Prof. Ben F. Cogburn.
Misses Teresa Haltiwanger, B?tte
*atthon and Eloise Parker, of ,
Sdgefield, spent several days of
wt week here with relatives.
Meeting Concordia Lodge.
A regular communi-.
cation of Concordia
Lodge No. 50 A. F.
M., will held in Lodge
room Friday evening
kpril 30th, for the regular dis
ateh of business and confer the
rd degree in Masonry. All mem
ers are urged to be present, aod
isitors in good standing are oor
j. H. Allen, Wi M.
. R. Tompkins, Sec.
latest weaves and
at we are offering.
5, Easter Trousers,
i straw and felt,
let First Choice
latest; our quality
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