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"n1 ", EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th, 1910 N0-16'
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Old Baptist Church Torn Down
to Make Room For Nev/
Building. High School
Mrs. B. T. Boatwright has return
ed from a visit to Rock Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Welling, 'of Dar*
lington, wh.< have been on a visit
to their dangnter, Mrs. D. J. La
Grone, have returned home- \
Mrs. Margaret Stevens and Mr.
Joe Payne of Meeting Street, were
visitors at the home of Mr. J; W
Payne last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Marsh and
children are at home from a month's
visit to Mrs. Marsh's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Pedrick, at Gainesville,
Mr. A. J. Mobley has returned
froura few da.\s visit to Columbia.
Mr. John Kenney is able to be out
after a three weeks' attack of fever.
He was appointed census enumerator
here but was able to do only half of
the work. Mr." Millford, who had
the Elmwood township, completed
the work for him.
Mr. M. T. Turner is at home from
a business trip to North, S. C.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, Mrs. J. E.
Hart, Miss Christine Tompkins, and
Messrs. Wigfall Cheatham and Wad
Allen were among the visitors here
- last week. /
Orange blossoms will bloom in
profusion here during the month of
June. Some time during this month
there-will be four marriages.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Russell, of
Augusta, spent Sunday at the home
' of Mr. P. C. Stevens, near town.
On last Tuesday morning May
17th, the Baptist church building
was sold, and the pews and other
fixtures disposed of also. The work
of tearing it down was begun the
following Monday, and in all proba
bility, it will be converted into a
dwelling on a lot nearby. The pastor
of the M. E. church has very kindly
offered his church to the Baptists,
to have a joint Sunday school or af
ternoon service, until the completion
of the new church.
Mrs. T. P. Millford, of Granite
ville, was here last week, as the
C^uesro'f her son,JJlr. Tom Millford.
Mr. J. L. Oxner has purchased a
large farm near Hephzibah, Ga., and
during the coming winter, will
move his family there. Mr. and Mrs.
Oxner are most estimable people,
and all of Johnston will regret to
see them leave.
The first division of the Ridge
association will meet with the
Wards Baptist church on May 28th
The announcement of the mar
riage of Mr. Richard V. Payne,
now of Jacksonville, Fla., to Miss
Estelle Meers, of that place, has
been received here by relatives. Mr.
Payne is a nephew of Mr. John
Payne of this place.
Dr. C. F. Strother visited rela
tives in Georgia last week, and
while there purchased four farms
in Richmond county.
Preparations are being made this
week by the pupils and teachers of
the High school for the commence
ment which begins on Sunday. Dr.
H. M. Snyder, of Wofford college '
will preach the sermon, and on j
Tuesday evening, the annual address;
will be made by Hon. Mendel L.
Smith, of Camden.
The monthly historical meeting
of the Mary Ann Buie chapter, was
1 held on Thursday evening with
Mrs. %eo. B. Landrnin. A very in
teresting program was had, after
which an hour was spent socially,
during which time the hostess serv
Tn tearing away the steeple of
the Baptist church, about three
hives of honey were found, which
had been secreted there by a swann
of bees. Two or three years ago, Mr.
Werte had some hives near the
church lot, and a swarm of his bees
settled in the steeple.
Last week's issue of The Adver
tiser was an unusually interesting
one, and was read by all with en
joyment. This is acknowledged to
Wc want our Edge fi cid friei
better place in this part of the <
plying their summer wearables.
We sell the celebrated "iiigi
wear a sirt and you'll wear no .
When in Augusta drop in an
tock. We can suit you in coloi
On our second floor we havi
department. We invite the lac
headquarters when in the city,
let us supply their wants we ca
The J. Willie
824 Broad St
A Strong Appeal to the Citizens
of ^Shaw and Adjoining
Townships For Better
It is not with a sense of pleasure
that I nm appealing to the citizens
of Shaw awl Wise Townships, but
a sense of dutj I owe, and every one
of ns owe to our country and to our
selves to at once come together and
remedy this awful situation that
nov: confronts us-namely: 1 Bad
We have beautiful, level, and fer
tile lands that reach for miles out,
and all the bad roads that traverse
these lands of ours' are not only a
reflection upon these lands, but
upon our citizens who own them.
We have heavy sand beds all sum
mer to contend with, none of the
roads scarcely wide enough for two
vehicles. When we havn't heavy
sand to contend with, there are
holes, bumps and disgraceful
bridges etc., etc.
As. the old saying goes 'we have
followed the same old rut for years"
and for the sake of our community
and the young generation lets make
a change. The law says that the
computation tax shall be used from
whence it comes. Every dollar that
Shaw Township paid into the coun
ty last year and this has certainly
gone elsewhere, for to my certain
knowledge not a particle of work
has been done since January 190!)
on any of our roads around Tren
ton. There are plantations owned
by some of our citizens through
which not more than four or five
hundred yards of public road passes,
and possibly the computation tax
paid by these land owners and their
tenants amount to twenty 6r twenty
five dollars for each plantation, and '
at times not a cent of this amount '
is put back on these certain roads. :
Good roads are the slogan of the
Lets come together and formulate .
a better plan by which we may im
prove them. We want our roads ':
graded, clayed, widened and smooth- .
ed. Petition to our Legislature to .
aid us in this awful..situation. If ?
our Legislators can't, or will not
help us let our County issue a cer
tain amount of bonds for the road j
work of 0)ur grand old county. (
We want better roads, we are
willing to pay for them, and we
must have them.
' J. D. Mathis.
Trenton, S. C., May -23, '10.
Indignant Woman-This clog I
bought from you came near biting
my little girl the other day!
Dealer-Well, you said you want
ed a dog that was fond of children,
When Jack Expands.
".fuck? Why, he's one of the best
boys under the sun."
"Yes, but you ought to see him
when the stars are out."
Boy Brighter Than Professor.
Dr. Wood, the popular headmas
ter of Harrow school, once told a
capital story of a boy who missed a
battalion drill, which is considered
a somewhat serious offence at the
famous school, says Tit-Bits. The
doctor summoned the lad, an Amer
ican, to his study and thus ad
"Do yon know, as the honorary
?colonel of the cadet crops, I can
have you shot and as the headmas
ter I can have you birched? Now,
which sentence do you prefer?"
Thc humor of the situation over
came the culprit's nervousness and
with a smile he replied:
"I prefer to be shot, sir, because
then you'll be hanged."
be the best paper in the county, and
those who haven't it in their homes,
and want a good newsy paper,
should have it.
ids to know that there is no
?ountry than our store for sup
l? Art" clothing for men. Once
cl let ns show you our large
r, wear, stvle and prices. Try us
2 a large, we;l equipped lady's
lies to make our store their
We are Confident that if they
n save them money.
;., Augusta, Ga.
Doubtless there Avas a time in
South Carolina when the wisdom of
co-educational institutions was ques
tioned but the success that Col. F.
N. K. Bailey has achieved in con
ducting the South Carolina Co
Edncational Institute has dissipated
all doubt, especially in the minds
of those who know of the character
and quality of the work done at
this institution. Having established
the South Carolina Co-Educational
institute at Williston on a small
scale eighteen years ago, possibly
as an experiment, Col. Bailey has
by dint of persistent efforts and
through the exercise of splendid
business acumen, steadily enlarged
the institution, and along* with its
almost phenomenal growth has come*
increased influence, power and .pres
tige. To-dajr this splendid institut:
tion occujdes, a high place among
the institutions of learning in South
Eleven years ago Col. Bailey cast
bis lot-among us-and moved the S.
C. C. I. to Edgefield, which was
henceforth to be its abiding place.
Not only\has our entire citizenship
noted with pardonable pride and
Coi. F. N. K. Bailey.
satisfaction the steady growth of
the institution but they have been
forced as well to take cognizance
of the wholesome influence that the
school has had upon the life of the
town, and entire county.
Unlike many other colleges, so
closely associated are the students,
officers and faculty that the S.
C. C. I. is moro like a large Chris
tian family than a boarding school,
and for this reason there has con
stantly emanated from the institu
tion a moral influence that has-made
its impress upon the life of thc com
munity. The wholesome character
of the inner life of the instution is
also reflected by the splendid de
portment of the young ladies and
young gentlemen, both on and off
the campus. In some towns and cit
ies in which colleges are located the
students make their presence felt by
their questionable conduct. Such is
not the case with the S. C. C. I.
student body. On the contrary,
words of commendation of Col. Bai
ley for having the students under
such excellent control, as well as
praise for the students themselves,
are frequently heard.
The institution has made its im
press upon Edgefield not alone as a
moral force, important as that may
be, but through it thc intellectual
life of the community has been
quickened and the musical tastes of
our people broadened and elevated.
The benefits derived from the S. C.
C. I. are not confined to the town of
Edgefield. While it has enabled
numbers of young people in this
immediate community to obtain an
education who otherwise would have
been unable to go away to other
colleges, scores]upon scorcs'o?ypuh
people from all parts of the count
have likewise been blessed^.
The S. C. C. I. has justcomple
ed its eleventh year in Edgetieli
which has been probably the mo.
sueccssEul in its history. The con
men cement exercises this year hav
also been of a very high order. Th
tirst ]iublic exercise was'the gradua
ing recital of Miss Madge- Tarni
which was referred to at length i
our lust issue. Having completed th
prescribed course in the vocal d',
partment, which is very ably iaugh
by Mrs. John R. Tompkins,1' Mis
Turner received her diploma at th
conclusion of the program Frida,
evening, the 13th. ? .
Thursday afternoon an ?nterc^
number of, yigUors.> were ?fes^g
ance On the1art~levee. "There wen
many beautiful drawings and paint
ings on the walls, and a handsom
array of hand painted china dom
by Miss Eliza Miras. ,To this gifte?
instructor in the art department i
due great credit for the developmen
of the artistic taste in many younj
people of Edgefield and other place
throughout our state. The followin?
students in this department exhibit
ed beautiful specimens of theil
work. Miss Matti? Carmichael, Nata
lie Padgett, Nell Jones, Lila Fuller
Harold Norris, June Rainsford
Ruth Mays, Emily Adams, Jani(
Minick and Mattie Minis.
Each returning year has had bet
ter things in store for those who at
tend the annual concert of the South
Carolina Co-Educational Institute.
This year the selections were un
usually tine, and the performance on
the four pianos brilliant. The par
ticipants in the concert were stu
dents of Miss Louise Couch, and
each one gave additional testimony
to her distinguished ability as an
instructor both on the piano and
The only piano solo given was
Mendlessohu's Rondo Capriccio by
Miss Frances Burgess. This was a
difficult selection, and played with
Irvin Padget has already become
a cornetist of distinction. His cornet
solo, with :companiment by Prof.
P. P. "r?iaiock received more ap
plause than any other number. His
extreme youth made his gifts more
conspicuous, and the enthusiasm of
the audience showed their appre
Thc trio of viplinists, Misses Lil
lie May and Thelma Bailey and
Rosalie Parker, made pleasant va
riety in the program. The concert
was a great success.
The Military Contests.
From the time the students reach
the campus early? in October until
they depart for their homes the lat
ter part of May they are under the
most rigid military discipline. Some
institutions allow their boys to go
and come at will, meet their classes
or remain away, but no such lax
ness exists at the S. C. C. I. The
strict regulations not only keep the
boys from being corrupted by out
side influences but the perfect sys
tem and order that prevail have
much to do with thc formation of
the habits and character of a boy.
The regular military duties, compa
ny drills, guard duty, etc., aside
from their training value are of in
estimable value as a factor in the
physical development of a young
man. Frequently boys enter the in
stitution who are stooped and
awkward but within a few months
they are erect and graceful.
While Col. Bailey rules his stu
h Very Credit
dents with a firm hand, he gives
Lue ra nil of the diversion and pleas
ure consistent with sound, satisfac
tory work. In order to prevent the
daily round of military duties from
becoming monotonous, at intervals
contests are held, which caus? the
cadets to renew their zeal and in
terest. The companies, as well as the
individuals, vie with each other as
to who shall bear off the honors.
During commencement each year
two contests are held, one between^
company A and company B andj the
other, between the individual cadets,
and for several months prior to the
commencement the boys gi\e esf-'
pecial.attention to drilling and work
in the manual of arms,. each one ex
pecting to ybe awarded the medal
.when the co'htestis held.
Friday morning the annual con
?.a? between . the-t^^o1?T^fi^s^S?a^
h?ld on the public square, Company
A being commanded by Capt. Tay
lor, Company B by Capt.Hankinson.
Both companies drilled in a most
creditable manner. Commands in
volving the most intricate field
movements were obeyed and exe
cuted with such promptness and pre
cision as to call forth the admira
Dr. L. R. Gwaltney.
tion and applause of the throng of
spectators. The very excellent man
ner in which both companies drilled
caused the honors to be almost even
ly divided but victory was awarded
to Company A by the judges.
The individual contest for the
gold medal given annually by Mr.
Orlando Sheppard was held on the
public square Friday afternoon. The
battalion was formed in front of the
court house, and so heartily did the
cadets enter into the spirit of the
occasion that the contest was ex
ceedingly interesting from the out
set. Soon the ranks grew thinner
and thinner, the judges ordering
those who had made an error to
drop out. As the number of con
testants decreased the interest and
excitement became more and more
intense. The great throng of spec
tators drew nearer Tand nearer and
with bated breath awaited the out
come. The ranks gradually diminish
ed until all were ordered to the rear
except the three best drilled cadets,
and they executed the commands
that came quick and fast with a pre
cision that would have done credit
to West Pointers. It seemed that
none of them would make an error.
Finally, two were ruled out by the
judges, leaving Cadet Morris White,
of Company B, standing alone-the
The handsome medal was pre
sented to Cadet t White in tho col
lege auditorium Friday evening in
a most graceful and fitting manner
by Hon. B. E. Nicholson, just be
fore the opening of the exercises by
the elocution class. Mr. White is
from the White Town section of
(Continued on page 4.)
The Narr es of Contestants Pub
lished and Committees of
Judges Appointed to
In order to encourage and stimu
late the farmers of the county to
grow more wheat ancT oats, The
Advertiser offered prizes in gold
coin early last fall to be awarded
those producing the largest yield
upon one acre. While only a few
farmers have actually enrolled their
names as contestants, it is believed
that the agitation of this very im
portant matter through the columns
of The Advertiser from time to
time had much to do with the very
large increase in the acreage of
wheat and oats that was sown
throughout the county. The follow
ing are the contestants for the wheat
L. Y. Bryan,
J. H. Courtney,
C. M. Williams,
John R. Bryant,
P. K'. Lott,
The contestants for oats prizes
B. R. Smith,
L. Y. Bryan,
J. K Fair,
J. H. Courtney,
J. R. B ry ant,
C. M. Williams,
P. N. Lott,
B. D. Kitchings.
It is possible that some names
have been omitted. If so, we shall
be glad to add them.
The following gentlemen are re
quested to act as judges, the first
name on each committee to act as
: Horn's Creek: S B Mays, J M
Mays, and A A Wells.
Trenton: E L Ryan', M W Her
lpng and J M Sweiringen.
Elmwood: M B Hamilton, S N
Timmerman "and' A C-Ouzts.
^Cleora- W. T Reel, M II Deal,
,and f??im. , -
halter and^Char?es Strom.
W?ffOrd: W A Reynolds, A A
Gilchrist and Gf S Coleman.
^ Harmony: O O Wright, Walter
S Marsh and E M Padgett.
White Town: O D White, J D
White.and W R Holliday.
Johnston: W T Walton, J W
Swearingen and WA Jordon.
Blanks will be mailed to each of
the chai rm au in due time to be
Inspite of lt.
"Honesty, my son," said the
millionaire, "is the best policy."
. ''Well, perhaps it is dad," rejoin
ed,the youthful philosopher: "but
it strikes me you have done pretty
well, nevertheless. "-Answers.
: /Doesn't it ever make you unhap
py.to see. the way the papers refer
to your husband as a grafter'?"
'It used to, but I don't let it both
er me any morel He says he has
things fixed so that he could stand
any kind of an investigation."
Annual Concert Sehoi
I. Auditorium, I
Chorus The Dance
Miss Clara Frier
Be lisario (4 pianos)
Misses M Turner, L. Mir
Cornet suki * Irving's
Solo in Unison Trot Do Cavallerie
Misses A. L. Attaway, C.
Misses Lillie May Bailey, E
Overture-Poet and Peasant (4 pianos
Misses A. L. Attaway, M. Shaffer, F.
Mays, S. Mil
Didst Thou but know
Misses M. Turner, H. Peak, L. Mims,
Chorus Summer Fancies
Comet's Departure Brings Peace
of Mind. Many Visitors
Come and Go,Meriweth
Well, as we have passed Halley's
cornet safely, we will feel a little
more at ease about this phenomenon
and net be so superstitions here
We are indeed grieved to hear of
Mrs. Bettie Mc Ivie's illness and
wish her a speedy recovery and will
soon return to friends at hom e.
Mr. and Mrs. Talbert of Antioch
visited at Mr. Joe Miller's last
Dr. T. L. Timmermam was a
guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Sallie Hammond spent the
week's end with her ^ousin Miss
Alma Hammond. v
Mr. Harris and Miss Nona Math
is made a very pleasant visit to
friends near North Augusta last
Mrs. G. A. Adams has been the
guest of Mrs. D. T. Mathis.
Mrs. John Mays, ^of, Edge field
was the guest of her sister, Mrs. D.
T. Mathis last week. ,
Mrs. J. W. Adams' son, Mr. Er
nest, and charming little daughters,
are visiting relatives in Augusta.
Quite a number of t&e Colliers
people attended the quarterly meet
ing and barbecue at Meriwether
Hall last Saturday. All reported
having a delightful time.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller spent
last Saturday and Sunday with
Mrs. Sallie Jones'Of Antioch.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Thurmond,
of Modoc, were the guests of Mrs.
J. H. Mathis on Saturday and Sun
We were glad to see Mr. Prescott
Lyon at Sunday school and hope he
will give us his presence often.
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Adams visit
ed at the home of Mi. Gr. A. Adams.
We were glad to have them at Sun
day school.as Mr. .Adams being an
active, member for BO many years
previous, his -'visits. lend much in
spiration' to our. school".
One on the Doctor.
A man died and went to heaven:
When he arrived at the pearly
gates, says the American Druggist,
he said to St. Peter:
"Well, Pm here."
St. Peter asked his name: "John
Evans," was the reply.
St. Peter looked through the
[ book and shook his head.
"You don't belong here," he
said. I .
"But I am sure I belong here,"
said the man.
"Wait a minute," said St. Pe
ter. He looked again, and in'the
back part of the book he found the
'"Sure," said the guardian of th',
gate, "you belong here, but you
weren't expected for twenty years.
Who's your doctor?"
Full supply of Glenn Springs and
Harris Lithia water.
Penn & Holstein.
ol of Music, S. C. C.
Bay 20th, 1910.
Miss Annie Laurie Attaway
ns, W. Strom, R. Forrest
Potpouri, Irvin Padgett
Frier, M. Shaffer, K. Glover
l?sela Parker, Thelma Bailey
i) . 1 Von Suppe
Burgess, N. Jones, E. Tompkins, E
ms, K. Glover
B. Parker, R. Forrest, M. Blalock,