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-EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th, 1909. ___======^
VOL. 74. _._? ? - ? i T\
Graded School Opens With En
couraging Outlook, Business
Changes- Col. Bacon's
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Oxner have
pone to Murfreesboro, Tenn., on a
Mr. Llewellyn Cogburn is spend
ing awhile with his sister, Mrs. M.
Rev. G. A. Wright, of Newberry,
spent a portion of last week with
his father, Mr. William Wright,
who has been ill at his home nefcr
Miss Nina Ouzts returned to
Rock Hill to resume her duties as
musical instructor in the school
Mrs. Kate Crouch is at Leesville,
the guest of her niece, Mrs. Walter
Dr. J. W. Williams, of Sumter,
is spending a few days in town with
Mrs. Rachael Simmons s.nd her
daughters, Misses Katie, Rose and
Freddie Simmons, returned on Fri
day last to their home at Spartan-,
burg, after -a two months' visit to
On last Thursday evening;, while
some young people were returning
from a part}', a meteor was, seen in
the sky, and some were not a little
frightened. The moon was shining
brightly, but as this passeL over,
its brilliance dimmed the moon.
There was a rustling, hissing sound,
and the meteor seemed near the
earth. It is still, a joke on due of
the young gentlemen, who being
un-incumbered with a partr.er, ran
On last Monday morning, the
High School opened with a splen
did outlook for the coming session.
The enrollment was a larje one,
and the pupils all appeared bri ght
and ready to settle down to the
duties of the school room. ?ht
omening exercises were conducted
iii the auditorium, ?jr- scrip ?uretes
son was read and prayer ofiered by
\Rev. M. L. Lawson. Short address
es were made by Rev. B. J. Guess,
of the Methodist church, and Rev.
T. E. Monroe, of the Lutheran
e ?lurch. Messrs. Smith, Eid son and
Waters, of the board of trustees,
and Superintendent W. C: Curry. A
number of the patrons and others
interested were present. The follow
ing compose the faculty: Supt. W.
C. Curry; principal, Miss Dessh
Stewart; assistants, Misses Cathrine
Boulware, Daisy Brockington, Etta
Copeland, Ethel Coleman and Mes
dames L. C. Latina er and Mary Anr
Huiet. Music, Miss Lillie Parrish
art and expression, Miss Lilli? La
An eleventh grade has been addec
and an excellent course of study ii
mapped out. The kindergarten
which during the past has been con
ducted at the home of Mrs. Marj
. Ann Huiet, will now be in th?
large and conifmtable annex whicl
was erected on the campus recently
Mrs. M. L. Lawson is visiting
her mother, Mrs. Smith, at Ocilla
Miss Mary Spann Harrison, wh<
has been sick for some time is a
the Augusta hospital for medica
Mr. W. L. Mobley, who recentl;
moved here from Langley, has pui
chased the stock of merchandis
from Mr. T. P. Milford, and ha
added in a full line of new goods
Mr. M. J. Wolfe, has opened up
second store of dry goods, clothing
etc., in one of the new stores.
Mrs. Denmark, of Ga., is th
guest of her sister, Mrs. T. R. Der
ny. It has been 17 years since sh
visited here, and she linds che plac
and people considerably change
during the interim.
Mrs. Rambo, who has oeen .sic
with fever at her home in Augusta
was able to come up to the hom
of her father, Mr. James R. Har
on Saturday. She was acccmpanie
by her mother, and sister. Mrs. *
R. Hart, and Miss Pauliae Har
who were with her during her il
The Ridge association will I
held at Rocky Creek churcii on Se]
tember 22nd and 23rd, and me
sengers from the Baptist churc
were appointed Sunday. They wen
Me8sis. W. L. Coleman, J. W. Sav
yer, J. P. Hoyt, S. J. Watson, I
N. Lott, J. L. Walker and Rev. 3
The tidings of the death of Co
Jas. T. Bacon were received hei
with the deepest of sadness ar
Johnston mourns with Edgefie]
that he is no more. Among thoi
from here that attended the funer
services were Dr. G. D. Walke
Messrs. Wm. Lee Coleman, J. ]
Hoyt, W. E. LaGrone, Howai
Payne and Misses Zena Payne, A
drina and Addie Ouzts.
Enter The Advertser's Whe
and Oats Contest.
The 103rd Session of the Edge
field Association Held at
Antioch. Reported by
The Edgefield Association con
vened with the Antioch Baptist
church, Wednesday* morning the
8th, and was promptly called to
order by the moderator, Bro. 0.
Sheppard at 10:30 o'clock.
Bro. Sheppard read an appropri
ate selection from the scripture, at
the conclusion of which, he stated
that a brother, who Was not a mem
ber of our church but a regular at
tendant, lay desperately sick in the
town of Edgefield. He said this
good brother was comparable to
Abou Ben Adhem, in that he loved
everybody, referring to Col. James
T. Bacon. The moderator requested
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn to lead in
prayer, especially remembering
Brother Bacon, which he did in a
touching manner, arid to which
every member could heartily say,
The churches were then called.
All reported by delegates, but four,
who were delayed by th< inclement
weather. These four afterwards
came in and were en-oiled.
The moderator stated that the
association was organized and ready
for business, the first being the
election of officers for the ensuing
year,, whereupon Dr. D. A. J. l$ell
moved that the rules be suspended,
, and that the present officers who
had served long and faithfully be
re-elected by acclamation. The
motion was unanimously carried,
and Bro. O. Sheppard was elected
, moderator, Rev. J. T. Littlejohn,
, clerk and Bro. L. F. Dorn, treasur
Dr. Bell presented a resolution
from the 3rd division of the asso
?! ciation relative to church discipline,
, and one relative to the layman's
movement. They were referred to a
. committee of- which Dr. C. ,J?.
; Burts was made chairman.
'}.('?-The time having arrived, we
listened to the introductory sermon
by Rev. J. E. Johnston from?the
\ words: "Not by might, nor by pow
[ er, but by my spirit saith the
Lord." The sermon was very ear
nest and thoughtful, and was lis
, tened to with marked attention,
. many complimentary things being
said as to the appropi "lateness of the
? Tlie report on Bib:e and Colpor
tage work was made by Bro. Pt. B.
. Lanham, and was discussed by Rev.
! Lanham, Dr. Bailey. Bro. Arthur
. Brunson and others. The needs of
1 the work were brought out by these
brethren with the suggestion, that
j if this association M not able to
3 employ a colporteur, that she join
the Aiken or some other in an
. effort to keep the right man on the
r fields, distributing Baptist literature,
j Dr. Burts suggested if this plan
j failed the feasibility of establishing
a book depot, say at Edgefield,
r where the brethren could find the
literature they needed.
The report on Sunday schools
ry was made by D. A. J. Bell, who
l urged improvemert in Sunday
] school methods, commensurate with
the sacredness and importance of
y the work. He recommended teach
.. ers' meetings, superintended by the
e pastor, and the feasibility of or
g ganizing a Sundaj* school institute
t< in each of the three divisions o?
a this association, ano the employing
. of Sunday school experts to teach
our teachers Sunday school peda
, gogy. The report was interestinsrl",
. discussed by Dr. Bailey and Rev. 31 r,
( Dendy, pastor of Bethany church,
, going to show that more efforl
at improved methods in the com
mon schools was being made, thi.ti
in the more important work oi
teaching God's woid, which oughi
not so to be.
The report on Woman's worl
was made by Rev. .). T. Littlejohn
which was discussed by him anc
Bro. Keys, of the Baptist Courier
and others. The brethren showoc
the women are doing a great work
and that in work an i methods gay(
a lesson to the brethren, and th<
moderator remarking that the"
often made the stingy husband d<
more than he otherwise felt dis
posed to do.
Tbe report on .Education wa
made by Bro. Cleveland Callison
commending our denomination a
institutions. He followed the repor
I by a most excellent address.
Perhaps the report that brough
out the most enthusiastic discussioi
was that on temparance by Di
Burts. The report was very cleai
and concise, reciting temperanc
victories and advocating total absti
nence as the only rule that couh
be followed by Christian men.
Dr. Burts read a letter from th
Governor of Kansus refuting th
falsehoods frequently repeated b
liquor journals with reference t
prohibition in that ?tate, making a
RED HILL LETTER.
Death of Mr. C. E. Quarles' In
fant Daughter, Mrs. Little
john^ Illness Deplored,
B. Y. P. U. Pro spers
The prospect for a good cotton
crop has been cut off considerably
by the drought, but wei have had
excellent weather in which to gath
er the forage, and the farmers have
taken advantage of it.
Last Sunday was the only Sunday
in the month on which we have no
preaching service. However the
day was well spent as we had Sun
day school in the morning, after
which tue Sunbeams met. Then in
the afternoon the young people, and
some of the older ones, gathered and
held the B. Y. P. LT. meeting.
Some of our congregation attended
the services at Barr's Chapel,, con
ducted by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Lee.
Our Sunday School crowd was rath
er small, but great interest was'
the growing of cori:
gurate a Wheat artj
WHEAT: ' Ten 1
ty who harves+SHtli?
: A second prize of I
largest number of 1
OATS: Ten Doll
who harvests the 1
A second prize of I
largest number of
The acre must b<
two separate pieces
neighbors to do Hie?
S??f*" It costs you ?
to gain and nothing
of the agricultural i
other business pros
shown, and our prospects are grow
ing brighter. Mr. H. W. Quarles
was absent which is a seldom occur
ence, (Why? Little Earnest Jr. spen t
the dav with him. Never, mind
we'll excuse Earnest this time but
when he gets older we want him to
lead hundreds into Sunday School)
but he said that he studied his les
Another Quarles in Heaven! On
Friday last the soul of Mr. C. E.
Quarles' infant daughter, Lila, took
its flight from this mortal temple
of clay to the beautiful mansions on
high, there to live with her maker
and her little brother and sister
gone on before, and await the com
ing of her parents and ten remain
ing brothers and sister,?. Tho' this
little "Sunbeam" shone but a feu
weeks upon this earth, and its little
cry is forever hushed, v.-e feel that
heaven will be made more attractive
by her presence there and the path
way of the host of Quarleses left be
hind will be made brighter.'
Our deep sympathy and prayers
are with our pastor and family over
Mrs. Littlejohn's illness. She was to
have gone this morning (Monday) to
the hospital in Augusta for special
treatment. We hope to have her
back among us soon and in bette r
health than ever.
Mrs. W. E. Prescott, is also on
the sick list and has been missed
earnest appeal for state-wide prohi
bition. His appeal was earnest and
Dr. Burts was followed by Dr.
Bell, and Bro. J. C. Morgan and
others, urging the duty of eveiy
citizen who claims that name to
help the officers to enforce the pro
hibition law in dry territory. This
closed the first day's session.
The hospitality of the people of
Antioch, which is proverbial, was
up to former standards, dinner being
abundant on the ground, to which
all were invited.
After the assignment of all dele
gates and visitors by Mr. L. R,
Brunson the meeting v/as dismissed
by Bro. Neilson, of Charleston.
from our'church gatherings. We
have many good church workers but
each has a place, and none can fill
those of Mrs: Littlejohn and Mrs.
We are' glad to '. hear that Prof.
Entzminger has done some effective
work in onr^comrriunity for the S.
C. C.I. ; i$
Our BrY.'P. U. subject Sunday
was "Keeping thc Revival Spirit."
The papers prepared and read by the
young lad iea and the talks made by
the young men and one of our older
members were very interesting.
Your correspondent who. has been a
member of a number of B. Y. P. LVs
in towns and has observed the work
in some of the principal cities in the
state, has never seen better work
done than at Red Hill, according to
the material in the churches. The
subject for "next Sunday is "Looking
Forward." We have been organized
a little over one year and feel that
a great deal has been accomplished.
But we want to continue to look for
ward, to see what is still to be done
0.00 in Gol
.s Corn Contest, has. proven such a su<
i throughout the. county that the editor 1
i Oats contest.
Dollars in Gold v.- ven .to the far me:
rive Dollars will be ?r,'eh'the'farmer wi;
lars in Gold will be given the farmer i
argcst number of bushels of.oats froi
rive Dollars will be given the farmer whi
s one continuous piece of ground, and
?. Select two acres at once for the conti
?wise. ' .
ibsolutely nothing to enter this contest. Y
; to lose.
is constantly spending and being spent i
nterests of the county. When the farn
THE ADVERTISER and keep informed as
in onr B. Y. P. (J. and other church
work, and discuss and plan for great
er work for the extension of God's
Kingdom on earth.
As the idea was brought out in
our last meeting, we want to keep
the revival spirit by looking to God
and his word, "pray without ceas
ing") "quench not the spirit", "ab
stain from all appearance of evil,"
and with this let's work.
X. Y. Z.
Like Some Edgefield Girls.
Bessie-Oh, Mabel! I am in an
awful dilemma! I've quarrelled with
Harry and he wants me to send his
Mabel-That's too bad.
Bessie-But that isn't the point.
I've forgotten which is his ring.
Kansas City Journal.
Why He Was Glad.
The honeymoon had begun to
bump the usual bumps.
"George, dear," queried the bride
of six months, "are you glad you're
"Sure thing" replied George.
"Why are you glad?" she asked.
"Because," he explained, "It will
prevent me from making any more
mistakes of that kind for the pres
Would Not Sell Here.
"Have you finished designing
that new model corset for next sea
son? asks the manager of the fac
"Yes, sir," answers the head de
signer. "Here it is."
Ile shows the manager a corset
that does not come below the knees,
does not reduce the form to the
contour of the section of stove
pipe, in short, a corset that allows
its wearer to walk, sit, eat and
otherwise be natural.
"lt won't do," says thc manager
shortly. "We would'nt sell a dozen
of 'em in as many years. It's too
CAPITAL OF WEST SIDE.
Opens Under Favorable Con
ditions, Laying Track to
Yesterday was state mission day
at Parksville. Di- Bailey had sent
out .programs to all the Sunday
sehools in the state, asking that a
stated Sunday in August be observ
ed by each Sunday School as State
Mission Sunday in order that the
children might be taught and have
a part in-the great work of state
Supt. J. M. Bussey put the pro
gram in the hands of Misses Martha!
Dorn and Addie Bell to train the
children, and yesterday the beauti-l
ful program was rendered, the col
lection following amounting to ten
dollars and fifty cents.
I wish I could call the names of
all the children w^ho rendered their
parts so perfectly, but that would
:cess in stimulating
las decided to, inau
in 'Edger! eld o m
jne acre in ly10. .
in Edgefield County
n one acre in 1910. '
3 harvests the next
i riot composed of
sst, and urge your
ou have everything
n the development
?ers prosper every
to the contest.
take up too much space and is there
fore impracticable, but suffice it to
say they all did well and deserve
Our school opened this morning
under most favorable auspices, Prof.
Williams and Miss Hutto being at
their posts. The patrons turned out
in full force,and encouraging spec
es were made by J. C. Morgan,
M. Bussey, T. G. Talbert and L.
Dorn assuring the teachers of th|
Prof. Williams and Miss Hut
commenced their work under fav<
able conditions and with bright
pils, and the community to hold|
their hands we predict a success
Rev. L. B. White has hied awl
to the North Carolina mountains
search of his wife who has been
there among her people a monj
breathing the exhilarating atm\
phere, which makes us hope and
Heve-she will return very much n
proved in health and increased n
We noticed this morning that t|
Twin City folks have begun layii
iron on their recently graded trac
from Mod oe to the dam site. It wi!
not be long we presume before th
great "iron horse" will be puffing ci
the new road, carrying material t
build the huge dam.
Mrs. Mattie B. Rich is on a lon
promised visit to her sister, Mrs
Mamie J. Bell. Mrs. Rich report
good crops and a hopeful pcoplq
around Clark's Hill.
Mr. William Scott, now of Barn
well, but formerly of Edgefield, is
up pu a visi.'; to his daughter, Mrs.
J. M. Garnet, and his sister Miss
Cad Johnson of Meriwether.
Mr. Scott is one of Edgefield's ofd
landmarks and is looking well for
one his age. \ He is to conduct pray
er meeting for us Wednesday night.
Miss Addie L. Bell leaves for her
school in Darlington next Friday.
The Dann und Wann club express
regrets at her leaving, and so do we,
REHOBOTH RIPPLINGS .
Ordinance of Bapt?m Ad minis
tered, Cotton Injured, Hay
Being Harvested Visitors
Quite a large congregation wor
shipped at Rehoboth last Sunday
morning. Just before the preachin
service the ordinance of baptism
was administered at the po ol near
the church to eight young co nverts,
some of whom are just entering
manhood and womanhood. May
God help them all to live useful
lives in the Master's service.
Crops through this section have
been greatly injured by the con
tinued drought. "Your correspond
en* believes the yield has been cut
off at least thirty per cent on cot
ton. Old corn is very good, but the
late corn is almost a failure. Quite
a lot of fodder has been housed,
also barns are filled with nicely
cured pea hay.
Fall gardens ar? a failure, very
poor stand of turnips and some
patches have yet to be sown.
We were glad to welcome quite
a number of recent visitors in our
community. Mr. and Mrs. Tandie
Broadwater and their sweet little
children, of Trenton, visited Mrs.
Broadwater^ mother, Mrs. Annie
Wash, on Saturday and Sunday.
? Mrs. J. W. Cheathara and daugh
ters, Mamie, Ethel and Corrie, of
your town, are visiting relatives in
this community this week.
Misses Jira Quarles, of McCor
mick, Sallie and Mr. William
Quarles, of Longmires, were the
guests of Misses Carrie and Georgia
Burkhalter last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Broadwater,
of Trenton, spent Saturday night
with Mrs. R. A. Cochran.
Mrs. Minta Cotton and her pretty
and 'attractive daughter, 0" rie,
from New Haven, Conn., are vi?itr
ing their relatives,
Mr. R. A. and MiUedge.Moultrie, j
Mr, Wilber Strom, of Greenwood, j 1
visited, hume folks last'Suuday.
Miss ISssie Seigler ' of Plum
Branc ?vera! -day-, with
Miss Mabel Strom last .
Miss Ryth Miller is spending a
fortnightiwith her sister, Mrs. T.
Miss Jennie Gilchrist has return
ed from ah extended visit to her
sister, Mrs. Blake of Ninety Six.
Mrs. Virginia Stone, of Parks
ville, visited her sister, Mrs. R. A.
Misses Marie and Gladys Morgan
and Messrs. Lill and Frank Seigler
and Boles Morgan were guests of
Miss Alice Whatley last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. ?. C. Winn, of
Plum Branch, worshipped at Reho
both on Sunday and also visited
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Cheatham,
and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Branson,
visited Mrs. R. M. Winn on Sun
Mr. Johnnie Quarles visited a
friend in this community on Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Seigler visit
ed Mr. W. A. Reynolds last Satur
day and Sunday.
p^mrnerp?enty of work
and a safe return.
Mrs. Ida Harvley and son Crafton
have returned from an extended trip
to Fairfax and northern Georgia.
Harris and Glenn Springs water
in 5-gallon demijohn at low prices
"One ot Its J5..w.x-^.-la
In the death of Col. James T.
Bacon, of Edgefield, which occur
red yesterday afternoon at his home,
the press of South Carolina has lost
one of its brightest ornaments and
the State a citizen of sterling worth
and high thought, while many
hearts will be sore at the passing* of
a friend and delightful companion.
Col. Bacon was one of the mo^t
charming men of his day in South
Carolina, original in thought, quaint
in comment, enlivening and en
lightening upon nearly every sub
ject of intetest. He was, moreover,
a man of substantial and sound
principle, unshakable in his adher
ence to the right, unmoved by
popular clamor and straight and
even in his course of serious things.
He will be missed in many circles,
but more especially in the circle of
newspaper makers, where he was
for so many years a philosopher
and a guide.-Charleston. Post.
Jame? T. Bacon
Colonel James T. Bacon died at
his home in Edgefield yesterday af
ternoon. He was seventy-fcight years
of age, and left this world without
in enemy behind him, or any one
svho can speak of him and his work
except in terms of tender affection,
fie was all sunshine and love, attri
butes which sustained him in all
:imes of trial and deep affliction,and
?rh ich made him the charming cen
ser of every company in which he
noved. Educated in the schools of
lis native county in the liberal arts
md trained in music under the best
)f European masters at Berlin, he
?vas possessed of all the polite ac
iomplishments, which he turned to
;he entertainment of his friends rath
er than to his own individuar en
argement. Ah omnivorous reader,
i great traveler in this and other
ands, a very remarkable writer on
ill sorts of topics, and a fascinating
Lecturer, he.filled a unique place in
;he journalistic annals of this State.
For the last five years he liad been a
regular contributor to" The Sunday
Nrewsj and. iiiis ;.fetters" '' we. always ,
m-Ad v. ti ?se finest relish by those
wno could "lippreciaxe a good .story
well told or tender pathos or rich
humor. For many years Colonel Ba
son was editor of the Edgefield AaV
r?viser, under the Duris?es, and
since the establishment of the Edge- ,
field Chronicle he had given hiebest
thought and his unremitting labor .
to the production of that paper,
which holds high rank among the
weekly journals of this State.
Colonel Bacon was a soldier of
the Confederate States, and served
in the field with distinction. He was
a democrat in politics and knew
why he was a democrat. Though
30 ft as silk and gentle as a woman
he was a manly man, without fear
md without reproach. He endeared
himself to all the members of his
BI aft, and there will be sincere sor
row in every newspaper office in
South Carolina at his taking off.
But he died as he had lived, in good
favor with all his neighbors and
with abondant faith in the promises
of his religion, to which he was de
voted with his whole heart.-News
You Will Never Be Sorry.
For living a pure life.
For doing your level best.
For being kind to the poor.
For looking before leaping.
For hearing before judging.
For thinking before speaking.
For harboring clean thoughts.
For standing by your principles.
For stopping your ears to gossip.
For asking pardon when in error.
'For being generous with an ene
For being squaru in business
For giving an unfortunate person
For promptness in keeping your
For putting the best construction
In the acts of others.
He Won Out
A curious person of a certain
town, who loved to find out every
thing about new residents, espied
he son of a new neighbor, one
orning, in a doctor's office.
"Good morning," he said. "Little
oy, what is your name?"
"Same as Dad's", was the quick
Of course, I know, little boy,
nt what is your dad's name, dear?"
"Same as mine, sir."
Still her persisted: "I mean what
do they say when they call you to
"They don't never call me; I
allus gets there first. See?"
Fresh oat meal and shreded