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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 1909.
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TRENTON FLORAL EA?R.
Very Large ! Assortment of
Beautiful Fl }wers, Elabo
rate Dinner Served For
' Benefit of Cemetery.
The Chrysanthemum Fair at
Trenton was a decided- success. Al
though thon? were n ot quite so' m any
.fine one's this fa??, tins' was also the'
(..ase.with .all.the flower shows' in
the.couuty'; The blooming season,
came . .on several weeks.,, later
The Howers., and ..fancy .articles
were .exhibited in Wise's Qomra,odi
oiisl^U, and dinner served , on the
same floor, the proceeds of the fair,
and finner , goiug. to . the cemetery
association of i Tren tom The follow
ing received the blue and red rib
bons: . . :- ? . >}
Finest single white. Mrs; Wm.
Yann, re-l rihbon-'-Mrs. Emily
Finest single yellowdine and red
ribbon, Mrs. Albert Miller.
Finest single Ted and pink,.Mrs.
Emily Mangel. .
Three finest yellows, Mrs. Albert
Miller. . ,
Red ribbon, Mrs. Wm. Yann.
Three finest pink,"* Mrs. - Albert
Red ribbon,-Mrs. Emily Manget.
Three finest white, Mr. Sam Man
Three finest red, Mrs. EmilyjMan
get. " '
Finest collection of all varieties,
blue ribbon, Mrs. Wm. Yann.
Red ribbon, Mrs. John Miller.
Fihest's'ihglC roses,' Mrsi.1 Wallace
Finest collection of roses, Mrs.
S. T. Hughes. ,
Red ribbon,;Mrs.; John Miller.
Prettiest design. Miss Kate - Day.
There were also b?antif?l flowers
exhibited by Mrs. J. C. Long, Mrs.
Mrs. Walter Adams, and others. 1
Trenton is -known for -.skilLand
good cooking and flower culture
and they ha?ban- ?abiurdanee-of both
^t thfc flower show on Friday. Thc
Edg?field and Johnston ladies try
PrucV ntia? 15 Pay Life .a
Divi i.md Com pani es' 20
Criiar .nteed Cash Value (
W 0:V? ; . 0.
; Onaran teed .?;ish;^ial ue
..Insurance protection for
" Double the a ni ;>uht p f . Li
\ \ , Joint- Life policy 'sQOOO.C
''two.liv*:-? at the same time-fo
ff? paid :ta:the surviving one.
??? :?) . Prudential Income Pol ic;
J! Fayabl? to vonr family *I?5.0t
This,",4tai plan.. gives j
very low pate, and
insurance money Wt
so-that there will bi
part of unexperiei
after your death.
The Prudential In
Arenas the "Streng
:> ..-.lc till i il ?ii>t??ru'U JSLi?V.1C #!?!.)
\J iifJ-liVr ?.^..l tu . .-ii ! ; r.fic ! .:1
Dr. Bell Repiies to Mr. J. M.
Wright and Exonerates
the Bill Broad
.. water Jury.
Mr. J. M. Wright in your last is
sue, I want to say, that I exonerated
the'jur.v, to some extent at least, in
t'he'Columbia State in the famous
Bill .Bi-oadwat^r c'ase, ss Mr. Wright
know!*? wh.icli I tLb??ht would be
satisfactory... . . . . .
When I wrote the article of which
Mr. Wright complains I supposed
they? were put in possession of the
facts, but have learned, through ju
ror Wright and others, that such
.wasFnot the case which of course
clears the jury of blame; and I hope
that] if the jury has been aggrieved
they, will feel -so-no-longer.
J?ror Wright says that I being
snell a "Jealous, fanatic citizen,"
(whatever that may mean) it was
my duty to have gone and given
the jury'the benefit of my informa
. tion; to which I want to say that I
attended the August term of the
comjt when the GraucLJury brought
in aitrue bill. A week before the
meeting of the October term, I
wrote the solicitor to wire mc the
nay lof trial at my ex pense and I
i -I - '
?to attribute the success of Trenton
flower culture to thc soil. We some
. times hear them say "Oh, the Tren
ton ladies can raise flowers, they
'have such suitable soil." They can
not attribute the good cooking to
the soil, and the probability is that
the same intelligence that produced
j the fine chicken salad, was brought
j to bear on the culture of ehrysan
' themums which brought about such
' magnificent results, lt v?as not pos:
' ; Bible for the judges to remain long
:J enough to ascertain all the good re
sults of the fair and the financial
- success, but wc hope that this plcas
' ant occasion will always remain an
anneal one in the future history of
! T/enton. . . *
tge 35 ?1000.00
Pay Life age 35 81000.00
.nd 15 Years
ive years saved. Please open your
id see the ^bove through and thro
ther ages in proportion.
^y?Tifejage:-25:^a?O.?.0:? it ?24.op per
?any's -20 Pivy endowment par M
End 20 years ' ;
fe Insurance for 20 years. Other ag*
-,- 'L; ... ..,.-;!; .:. ' , .,
)0, husband..ige 28, wife age 27, prei
rone premium. At the time of th
This pol:ey has Cash\ surrender v;
y at age 35 (other ages in proportion)
0 per month for 2u years $0000.00
you insurance at a
inyests with the
e Company your
?il? yo? are living
3 no care on the
surplus and there
in of Gibral4^
mtial Before \ you go
age, and I shall b? gl
Yours truly, -
E. J. NOR
wi?ld be present bnt he did not do
id Moreover, the State could'only
pitove by me that Georgia An
ni Broadwater died from the effect
of! a wound inflicted by .Bill Broad
water, which was not. denied, but
thjere: were - three -white men and.
fiye negroes bound over who woukl
have given the facts, if they had had
ail opportunity, and mind you, they
received tlieir 'pay for ?tte.idanco all
tire' sanie. ? I did not feel "fanatic"
.erjough to produce, the information
when Abe. State had. a man paid to
d(jit. ti * ? iii ii >(.
;" jl commend Mr.. Wright for his;
manliness and honesty, but want to
say, he docs !me much honor i when
htTcalls'me a "fanatic, jealous citi^
ken,"if he means to say that I stand
for law and ordeiyand against crim
inals, murderers, grafters, and wick
edness.in high places. If we had
bnough ''fanatics" of this kind,
jtlsere are some men in South Caro
lina, who-hold high heads . and are
petted in so called "high society"
who would today be wearing stripes
;or, hotter perhaps, their bones would
?be bleaching in some of our Pot
: With high regards for Mr. Wright
bs a man and citizen, and hoping
;that. he and the other ? 1 of the
[^Broadwater jurs?*? they have felt
jaftgr?eved, will/feel JBO no longer. .
1). A. J. I?KI.U
Little Robert''and Jim the gro
cer's delLveryj man, were, great
friends, au?lon the momentous day
of Robertas/promotion from dresses
to knickerbockers, he waited eager
ly in front of the house for J?ttt?c
coining, says -Everybody's. .
i But the delivery man, when he
came, busied;himself about his wag
on, without seeming to see anything
unusual in his small chum's appear
ance. '. .". '?'.-:./ "; '
; Robert stood around ?hopefully, in
various conscious positions, until he
could stand-it no longer.
! "Jim," ho Durst ont at last, "ii
your horse ^fraid of.pants?"
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mium $?29,33; This insures
e deatlr of either, the ?1000.00
lines as ot ?ers. Other ages
$0000.00 at * 1(5.15 per ?1000.00
j ?he?d WRONG.
ad to quote rates.
udential Ins. Company
J?HNSTON FLORAL FAIR.
blowers Finer Than Last Year.
'Handsome Sum Realized by
'., j D. oft?? Death bf Mrs: r\
I i H.J ?? Vi
?-' ?Mrs. Jeniiings- ,of Parksville, is
visiting at th? lin me of; Dr. Jamos
,aiid J^SS)^/WvrSE;. and Jame's'La
Gron? went to ; Darlington on Mon
day to be prescht . nt the.^marriage
oi their brother,; Mi. D. Jv LaGrone
to Miss Alma; Welling. The wed
ding will lakei place' in the First
Baptist ckurefl, .abd will be a full
evening affair; . . .
'Mesdames. 'M. T. Turner and
Chasl F Sccnman, attended the
flower - show., at Trenton and were.
twro of,the judges for the flowers.
; Mrs.-Annie P. Easterling is ex
pected this we?k to visit relatives
. Mrs; Cooper, ;of' Columbia, is the
guest of lier friend, Mri?. Collins.
Mrs. France^ .'Wright, widow of
the late Henry; ;W. Wright, died at,
.her liomelhere^oji. Sunday evening
October :nst,'-after a short .illness.
. Whilc';;at,, t^ei^n&alcfcwt table on
SfltnrdA^l' mortiingf she suffered a
stroke of..-p>T.ld^f^Vnil before her
jleatlrwsas'?O?V?ei^i8,: nf times. Al
though sh? ha?'i?ieftcTii'd a ripe old
age, her 1deatl^".seejns an untimely
Ohe,' for ? she w-as' always able to
.mingle with hqrj/lends. Aunt Fan
nie^ as she wasv/Kllejl by young and
old, will be^ad%jni;-sed. And mit
more so than at : pfc house of wor
ship, where she, wj&ahv?ys able la
be found ia hor ace, and she con
tributed the eau.--? of
Christ, She.had\^QV children of her
own, -.but herV-in?tornal love was
lavished on -othe^'iw h om she took
within herb?me ;?)? reared. Many
rise up to ?cali .herjMes?ed.
The funeral serviceA were con
ducted: on . Monday . afternoon at
Har.mdn'yiM. E.;;ch'urclviu?ar town,
by her. pastor, -K^vi- B. - J. (4 ness,
who paid a ;beaut|&i$.-tribute to her.
whose:life.was lu>edUo_tluj-ui'-''-- -x
her Maker; After the
body was placed to res
of her life cbmp??ibh'. '
. .Johns ton -suffered-. f\
fire ?; ?m. .:;Wednej??'' " r
ker; and-occupied by 4
W. E. Moyer and -family;;
ed about 12 o'clock .au;
pants barely ?scap??V ?rrrr^Tfiono of
the household; ?ff?dts were; saved,
Mrs. Moyer"was the first to awaken,
and at the time the a-oom was be
ginning to fillWith the smoke. By
the.time they reached the children's
room .and started out, the flames
were beginning to burn through the
ceiling, the dwelling beings a one
story building. The tire is supposed
to have originated from a defective
flue. Thc loss of both parties is par
tially covered with insurance.
. After the. flower show, an im
mense, bouquet, of the- most perfect
blossoms were arranged and tied
with the colors of the. Confederacy,
red and white, and sent over to'Au
gusta to President Taft who had just
arrived. The flower's were presented
to him from" the Mary' Ann billie
chapter, D. of C.," Johnston, S'.' ?.,
and were received by him in a man
ner most pleasing to the organiza
tion... . , . . ,j ... . .
In spite of the threatening weath
er, the chrysanthemum show was a
success both in the .flowers and fi
nancially. The flowers had opened
out beautifully. during the wann
days, and the large- hall Was lilied
with the gorgeous blooms;' About.
?100.00 was realized by the I), of
C. , for the benefit of the organiza
tion. The following is a.list ol'tin'
winners, and premiums given:
Class A. Finest collection, not
less- than eight varieties-Table',
Lott-Walker Co. Mrs. P. N. Lott.
Second best collection1 of Class
A-Painting of chrysanthemums.
Miss LaGrone, Mrs. W. L. Coleman.
C.Jass 13. Finest single wh?le, live
palms, Berchman ct Co.--."Mrs,
Perry. .. ... ..., ... . ,
Class C. Finest single pink-five
palms, Berckman & Co. .Mrs. (ico.
Class J). Finest single, yellow
five palms, Mr. Joe Jacobs.
Class E. Finest single red-five
palms, Mrs. P. B. Waters, Jr.
Class F. Finest single bronze
five palms, Mrs. P. N-. Lott.
Class G. Best collection of pink,
three varieties-ladies parasol. Hon.
J. 0; Patterson, Barnwell, 'S. C.,
Mrs. Geo. Merchant. '
Second best-Box candy. A. L.
Owdom, Mrs. W..L? Coleman.
Class II. Best collection of ..whitey
three varieties-Ice pitcher, lion.
D. S. Henderson, Aiken,' S. C.,
MrsV-WvB. Co'gouiTi, Edgefield. , ;
. Second best. Bottle Maraschino
cherries, W. S. Mobley. Mrs. M. T.
Class I. Best collection red, three,
varieties-Lamp, Hon. J. 0. Pat
terson, Barnwell, S. C., Mrs. Mer
Very Successful Union Meeting
\ at Republican. Pleased With
: County Fair. Mrs Wil
:; Tho second .division of the Edge-.
field association . met with Republi
can church on fifth Saturday and.
Sunday.- - ' '
i On Saturday there were good and
helpful talks made, by earnest
speakers .to .an interested congrega
tijon^JCach querie was taken up and
discussed in such a way that we
were enabled to see our short-com
ings and-made eager to correct
them. On Sunday morning? i r. J.
D. Hughey aiid Mr; C. M. Melli
champ made excellent talks, then
Rc\v. X. P. Mealing preached the
missionary sermon. Rev. P. B. Lan
ham* preached in the afternoon. We
were helped and. encouraged. Al
though ?not .quoted directly, this
verse seemed to be on the heart of
each speaker; ' and - let us not be
weary' in well doing: for in due
season wc shall * reap, if we faint
hot'1 Ok\T. ?-D. :A promise that we
need to keep with us constantly.
We were glad to have Hardy's
church jain ns. Our next meeting
will be. with Hardy's.
Besides the union of churches,
there, was "another' union at our
church on Sunday: the union of
two young, lives. After Mr. Meal
ings sermon, Miss.Jennie Cheatham
and Mr. Walter Strom .were mar
ried by Mr. Littlejohn. Their mar
riage-was quit?' a surprise to- some
of "'tlip',s congregation, but, I am
sure all wished them a happy and
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Lanham and
their two little girls, Minnie and
Grace, attended the circus in Au
gusta last Monday.
A good many of our people went
td Ed go li eld during, the fair and all
were very much pleased because pf
Edgqfieldts success. .
Miss ?<$!onn.fy : Ai*****-*-3
Our neighborhood has been sadi
dened-by the illness of Mrs. Sum
mers .Williams. She was taken to
the hospital in Augusta, last Satur
day, where she will' bc under Dr.
Mr. arid Mrs. John Boswell,and
family have moved into our imme
diate neighborhood, where Mr.
Boswell will be engaged in dairy
work. They will send their oldest
son to Roper's school.
. AW are glad to say that Mrs.
Lydia Dorn, who has Heen sick, is
some, better now.
. .. RETREAT..'.
District Visitor-I've just had a
letter from my son Arthur, saying
he has won a scholarship. T caii't
how tell yon pleased l ani.
. Rustic Party-I can understand
ver fcolin's . mum, I felt just the
sante when .our pig won. a medal at
thc agricultural fair show'.-Phila
Class J. Best collection.of.yellow,
throe varieties-Pair cuff links, Hon.
1). Si Henderson, Aiken, S. C., Mrs.
M. L. Lawson.
Class Iv.' Finest two on stem,
except yellow and bronze--Chair,
Gr: P. Coho, Mrs. 1). "B.' Holl in<rs
Class L.'. Finest two yellows on
stem -Vase, Mrs. Adams,.Mrs. Law
( 'lass ''M.'.."Finest collection of
bronze on pne.plant--Mirror,, John
ston Drug; Co.,Mrs.. Lawson.
Glass, N. Best., design-[Kimona
goods, Tiros Stanseli, Mrs. F. F.
Class Q? Finest collection of
dahlias-Gloves, 'P- B. Waters <fc
Son.. .Mrs. Angeline Bacon.
Class P. Finest collection cut
roses-Centerpiece. Mrs. ?p?s, Mrs.
(H?ss.Finest maiden hair fern,
Nut bowl. Mrs. Swearingc-n, Mrs.
J. M. Turner.
Classrft; .Best -collection % ti#*lRP?|
gonias fess than th ree,- vari elles:-\
.liam. J, C. Lewis, Mrs." 'Peen man.
. Class S. Finest farfugiuin-Sack
of.'iioiiUj Claiiil' Wort/, Mrs. J. %,
Walker/. I",. .
Class T.' Finest Ostrich plume
fern-Radcliff ladies shoe's, J. N.
:Lott, Mrs. Moseley,. Edgetield,.
Class l\. Finest Boston fern
ladies hand bag. H. W. Crouch,
Mis. J. H. White.
' Class Y. Finest asparagus plu
mosas- -Gentleman's set. LaGrone
Bros. Mrs." .Toe Wright.
LETTER FROM VETERAN.
Capt. George B. Lake, the Gal
lant Veteran,Writes Interest
ingly in Reminiscent
:>iFrom the early spring' bf 18G4
until Appomattox, the army of
Northern Virginia or ' portions of
it fought almost every day-and
some more at night. " Billy Lan
drum used to say in, those days of
bloodshed and carnage, "These are
pe-.-rih*-yus times." ..
Years later, beginning in 1890,
South Carolina saw pe^ril-yus days
again. My old friend, Dan Brunson,
said to us one day "George,, yoii and
William (by William he meant the
old grizzled, hero, Capt. Bill Brun
son) live in thc past." So: far as the
writer is concerned the statement
was true, and we lo\* to live in the
past now. We love to think of our
boyhood days, when we went to the
"ole:feel" school, bare-footed'and
often times in our shirt sleeves
leaving the coat some where, be
tween honie and the school house,
to put it on again after the school
was out. The days when we played
town-ball and bull-pen, and some
times'the boys and girls would play
together, "Here we go round the
rosy bush." We love to think of
going to the quilting-b'ees and, after
quilting was finished" and supper
over, dance, all night till broad day
light and go h o nu- with the boys in
W e like to think of the 'possum
hunts and coon hunts, when some
times between midnight and the*
morning wc would stop at some
convenient potato patch and roast
and eat potatoes while Ave rested.
The good old times we had at Mt.
Vernon at the camp meetings and
the ?th of .fuly barbecues. The.
camp musters at Liberty Hill or
Shinburg. We love to think of the
time when our oldest sister, Mrs.
Robert Minis, was married. For a
week before -
_0- -?J-U1U Th?
sea." Then the weddinjg,' witbr two
or threei; hun'dred: "guests,: arid how
we Yode the racking pony, and a
negro on a mul?^' for two ' or three
days, each of us carrying a basket
of wedding cake to. some. of the
neighbors, who were too oki or in
firm to be at the we dding.
Yes, I love to think of the dear
old father and mother who years
ago went lo Jib happy land beyond
Yes, and the saintly women and
men, grand and. great. -How many
happy .days we spent with Ben and
Al bert. Nicholson at the hospitable
home of their mother, who was the
great mece- of Emilv Geiger, who
some -of the very,' very, wise would
now have us believe was a.mytlu
The statesmen such" as Calhoun,
the older Butlers, Pjckens, Mc-.
Duffie- Carroll, .Wardjaw, Brooks,.
O'Neal and many others, and the,
great soldiers of the sixties,. Hamp
ton, .Butler, (Gary, . Dunovant,
Brooks? Bland, Bonham, Perrin.
Oh, if I were to attempt to name
all the magnificent soldiers of the
sixties from Edgefield comity alone
it would take several sheets of pa
per, but there is one more hero I
will name. I don't know if he.is
living, I don't know if his name has
ever been printed. He is a negro,
and his name, is Andrew; Mclvelvie.
11 e..belonged to my: < brotheiy: Lieu-, j
tenant Felix Lake, and was his body
servant in.the-war. At the battle bf
Bentonville, the last big fight of
tiie Avar, two South Carolina regi
ments, the second S. C. Artillery
and the first S. C. Regulars;, com
manded' by Col. William Butler,
kept Logan's entire corps engaged
fora great portion of the clay. Dur
ing the battle John B. Hill, of near
Edgefield, was shot through one
hand, and .witivone hand he could
not use a gun and went to the rear.
He met Andrew, who said, "Mars
Johnny where is Mars Fely?"Mr.
Hill said, "Andrew, he is dead. I
saw him killed just as I was shot.
A shell exploded near him and
tore his clothing nearly all off, and
I saw him fall."
: ?A'ri'dr?w" sa?i?i" '-*T " wiTT go" ' af tey
him.:Maybe..he .ain't dead and I'll
bring him but of the fight." ?
' Slr. Hill said,. ."Andrew itJs..fool;
ish to go-there, you will almost cei*
tainly be killed, and he is already
dead;" The reply was^ "Pl go any:
way. If he is dead I'll git his, body."
He did go, and to his surprise and
joy he found his master not dead
The most of Lake's coat, had
been torn off, and he was knocked
down but not badly hurt.
I believe Mr. Hill or Capt. Phill
STATE W. M. U.
Elaborate Program Arranged
for State Missionary Union
which Meets in Green
wood next Week.
Tuesday afternoon ut 2:45. No-,
vern ber loth, the Woman's. Mission
ary Union of. South Carolina will
convene in the first Baptist church
of, Greenwood.- All delegates -are
urged to be present at the first ' ses
sion. -The followingv'is the'; pro
Devotional Service. Rev.. F,.X,
Address of Welcome. Mrs. Cc~
Response. . Mrs. J. li.'Coker.'
Address of President.
Auditor. , , .,
. Tuesday Evening. :
Foreign Missions. Dr. S. J.
Porter. ' .
Devotional. Mrs. K. W.' Caw
thorn - ; .>.:
Report.of Y. W. A. Supt.?
Y. W. A..Con fe renee.
Address. '. ' Miss Lula Whildeh '
Intermission: ' '"J
Reports of Committees:
Training School. Mrs. E. Y.
. Baldy. Literature. Mrs. AlT v
vin Etheridge. . -
Baptist Courier. Dr. Thomas: jj
Our Mission Field.
Miss Gertrude Brufnfield. v !
. Miss Sallie May Burton! g
Visit tQ Orphanage.
Co n f e ren ce, ofLLadyJVI
'Report of--Supt-of Y. P./'S1?.
Conference of Work of Y. P. S's
: !H?me'':Mi'ssi?ns and our Home
Fields Mrs. A. Miller.' : *' '
Report on ., Obituaries. . Mrs.
Devotional. JVIrs. J. W. Quat
tlebaum. , . . KI
Report of Institutes.
Work of our lady Missionaries.
Miss Lucy Crueton. -
Report of Committees:
dominating delegates to W.
M. U. Aux. S. B. C.
Time and Place.
Address. : -Dr. E. M. Poteat,
Devotional - Mrs. J. L, Mims.-.
Recommendations of Ex. Bd.
Reports of Committees:
- Nominating Officers.
Election of Officers.
Closing Devotional service.
If names of delegates from all
Edgefield societies have not already
been sent in, send name to Mr. W ,
A. Williams, Greenwood, S. C., at .
Once/.. . . . :>-}t\A
On Wednesday! afternoon during
the convention,, all the .delegates -,
will go.out .together, and visit Con.- -
nie .Maxwell. Orphanage. The idea ? -
has been very appropriately aug- .
gested thai oach society send a coh- - ;?
tribution to the orphanage by their ' I
delegater and ' the State at large has'
decided to carry silver for the ta- '"'
bles "at thc orphanage, there being
now two hundred and forty-six V'
children there. Edgefield associa-:
tion has been asked for forks. Will
each society in our association send ..,
a contribution, (one dollar a aug-;
gested amount) and the forks will
be selected and bought after we ?d
reach Greenwood according to the . '
amount on hand anil the approval
of onr delegation. If there is a
society which will not bc repre
sented, send an amount to the .under-!^.r
sign ed at G reen wood, care Wp
man's Missionary Union, not.later ^3
than Monday the 15tli; and it-will;
bc: added, to the co?trjlmtiort. ,;;T-lris-.'?
is also a*good opportunity to.vCarryovj
any other article which might lh>io-.r
used at tihe-Orphanage. ' . " .
Yours in the work. " tujl
- MRS.' J. L. MIMS ".. " -;
Assoc'n. Supt.1 1 a*
Waters, another grizzled veteran,5.>
will verify what I have written
about Andrew McKelvie. "
GEORGE B. LAKE;
Toxine ton. Kv,