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J. L. HIMS,-._Editor
' ONE YEAR . - - -
SIX MONTHS - -
WEDNESDAY^ JANUARY 18, 1911.
How, empty learning, how vain is art,
bat-as it mends the life and guided
the heart.~YO.UNG. ,
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The editor has been sick since last
Thursday and[ is still in bed. It is
hoped, therefore, .that the readers
will bear with the shortcomings of
this issue of The Advertiser.
Interesting Account of Musical
- at Clark's Hill. \
fir.; . .
The musical which you so kindly
gave notice of in your paper of last
- week; that was to be held' at the
home of Mr. and;Mrs. D.W. Sharp
ton, came off as-scheduled last even
ing. ' The,night was in accord with
the muse which had been evoked to
preside on this occasion, the silvery
radiance of tbe# moon which hung
in a star-gemmed sky, was all that
could be desired, attuning our minds
to the feast which awaited us. The
new and elegant mansion . of Mr.
^Sharpton was a blaze of light, and
t as you entered the open doofs, you
felt the hospitality for which these
dear people are famous. The liv
ing room, hall and parlor had ?been
thrown into one by folding doors,
arid in this spacious apartment were
grouped the men and beautifully
gowned women. All honor and
praise must be given to Miss Ellis
of Due West, a niece of Mr. Sharp
ton's. She saw the needs of our
church and bravely came to our
rescue, to help us raise funds for the
needed repairs. And for Miss Ellis
to undertake anything means -suc?
cess as she is-in herself, "an inspira
tion., Need I speak of Miss Ellis',
musical talent? Those who have
heard her know of her capabilities;,
but last evening<*she.ev^en surpassed
herself. She'had a most able as
sistant in Mrs. Nabstadt of Modoc,
who like Miss Eliia is ever reafly to
assist in any good work. We haye
had her at Clark's Hill before and
we know and appreciate her. These
ladies gave us some beautiful instru
mental duets. On a deserves espec
ial attention, being the "Arrival of
Santa.Claus." We all love Santa
Claus but he was doubly endeared
to ns by the charming rendition of
his con>ing by these skijl.led perfoiy
finers. * They hot only enchanted us
' by the touch of their finger^ but
by the sound of their voices, giving ,
us a gay lilting melody in 'Car
mena." The . audience was much
delighted by several solos from Miss
* Hughes of Augusta, who has a very.
. sweet.voice and is in lerself a most
charming gjrl. .. Our much lovedr '
teacher, Mrs. Bradley, gave us the
"Old Oaken Bucket, a piece which
has always had a place in our hearts
Miss Frances Rich lang a sweet
little song. The musical was inter
. spersed with delightful readings and
.recitations. Miss Lucile Whatley
a dear West Side girl gave a favor
ite selection and Minnie Mulvie a
little girl of ten years was very pleas
v ing in her recital ojf "Little Orphan
The readings were by Mesdames
McDonald, Lynch, and Leggett
all of these ladies did well and the
audience was specially captivated by
Mrs. Leggett's selections, which
was an amusing description of a
man's attempt to ride a bicycle, his
wife's advice as to the best way of
doing it, which he, of course? man
like,1 scorn's! Later in the. evening
by special request, she sang "Annie
Laurie,!' which she did very sweetly
Mrs. Leggett is Mrs. Sharpton's
mother and is nearing her three
score years and ten. Then Miss
Ellis who is full of surprises, eave
ns a delicious little bit of dramatic
art in a"Burlesque Serenade, "which
convulsed her audience. She was
roundly encored and ' responded
with another taking hit which made
all the men feel for the soft spot in
their heads to the mortification of
their wives. The musical was
dosed by a duet between 'Misa
Hughes and Mrs. Nabstadt which
was beautifully sung. After the
jfeast of music for the soul, came
the feast of viands-cheer for the
inner man. The table was laden
with delicacies to which justice was
done by all. A bice sum was re
The people loft for their homes
showering thanks upon the enter
tainers, making a last good night
to Miss Ellis. li. M.NA.
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B. Y. P. U. Well Attended,
St ockholders Held a Meet
ing Missionary Quilting.
New Organ Installed.
In my last, I inadvertently left
out the name of ' Sov. R. S.- Black
well,, one of our deceased sovereigns,
and a charter member of our camp
W. O. W. here, which makes seven
deceased sovereigns instead of six as
The slogan for Parksville and
Clark's Hill for 1911 is, a bran new,
5O-room hotel for each.
Barglars one night last week
broke into the j ?1 ark's Hill depot,
also the stores of Messrs. J. P.
Nixon and 'D'. W^Sharpton. They
?got a small amount.of money and
j postagenstamps ont of the/depot, a
suit of clothes from Mr. Sharpton
and a few small articles from, ,Mr..
Nixon. They broke off the knob pf
Mr. Nixon's safe, trying to get his
money which showed they were not
professional "safe crackers." On
the. same night, we understand,
stores were broken into at Troy and
McCormick, S. C.
. Yesterday was a fine day, and a
fine congregation heard Rev. T. H.
Garrett's sermon on "The. Primacy
of the Gospel." The new organ,
which is a good one, with Misses
Sallie Parks, Annie McDonald,
Mrs. Virginia Stone assisting the
organist and chorister added much
to the delight of devout worship
pers. No community has finer talent
not onMy in music, but everything
than Parksville, and we are delight
ed to Bee our young people thus
honor God with their talents, which
is a natural outgrowth of consecra
The Baptist ladies will have a
missionary quilting at the home of
Mrs. Garrett next Thursday. The
whole community will turn out
carrying luncheon, which will make
the meeting a social one, as well as
one of service. ?
The following delegates were ap
pointed to represent Parksville
church in the union meeting of the
3rd division of the Edgefield asso
ciation; to be held at Modoc; 5th
Sunday in this month and Saturday
before: J G Parks, t G Talbert; W
N Elkins, J M hussey and J W
Christian. If the weather is good
we expect ?* fine congregation both
Saturday and Sunday, for the good
people of Modoc are expecting us,
and are ' making arrangements
for Qur comfort.
'rf. Rev. T. H. Garrett attended the
layman's meeting in Columbia last
week and comes back full of enthu
siasm and b?pe for the "future.:
SOT. R. N. Edmund*, Head Senr
try,Jatte?a?d 'a "called* 'nieeting^f
the Head Camp, Jurisdiction ?, in
Columbia last/ Thursday for, the
purpose of arranging for the Head
camp meeting in March. The meet
ing Will be held 'in Columbia in
stead of Sumter as formerly con
? Mr. Jasper Parks, big, fat, gener
ous "Jas" visited his old home,
kinsfolk and friends here Sunday;
We are sorry to say that Miss
Ellie Rich of Clark's Hill is still
extremely ill of typhoid fever.
The stockholders of the Parks
ville Bank held a meeting one day
last week, at which time an 8 per
cent dividend was declared, and a
neat surplus carried over. Messrs.
R N Edmunds, W C Holly and D
N Dorn were elected directors in
place of J C Morgan, J G Parks
and W N Elkins resigned.
The B. Y. P. U. was well at
tended last night and the new presi
dent W M Robertson was much en
couraged- The subject "A call to
the Ministry" was well and ably
discussed by Rev. T. H. Garrett
and Bro. T. G. Talbert. Th> union
starts out under bright auspices for
the new year and we congratulated
the new office:rs upon such a com
Elegant Luncheon Served Teach
er?; by Woman's Christian
The most important, and by far
the most delightful feature of the
ingathering of Edgefield county
teacherers last Saturday was the re
ception tendered them at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Julian ' L. Mims by
the local "Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union. This function had
been given large prominence before
hand, announcements having been
put in both papers and personal in
vitations having been issued by the
entertainment committee, but the
elaborateness with which it was car
ried out surpassed the expectation
of the most imaginative of the
guests. The heartiness of greeting,
the warmth of cordiality, the large
ness of hospitality testified eloquent
ly to the strength of supportac
corded by the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union to the teacher's
in their work of training soldiers
for the fight yet to come before the
last "Battle of the Bottle" shall
have been won.
If any guest was turned thither
by the unholy love of "loaves and
fishes" it is a more than reasonably
safe wager that such an one was
more than adequately compensated.
The luncheon served was quite
elaborate and only the fear that
dwelling on it would place the em
phasis on what the committee did
not intend to be the principal feat
ure of the exercises, prevents a
more extended notice of it. It must
be said however that a happier com
bi nation of daintiness and abun
dance, simplicity and bountiful va
riety could not have been provided,
and the teachers were Unanimous
and hearty in the expressions of ap
"When the guests assembled at
the tables Rev. Royal Shannon
house in behalf of the reception
committee gave expression to the
welcome tendered and in apt and'
hearty vein oommented on the cor
dial sympathy and appreciative un
derstanding' and co-operation that
should be and is maintained be
tween the members of this great
temperance organization and the
teachers of the county.
Col. Bailey responded to the ad
I dress of welcome and bespoke the
appreciation of the assembled guests,
pledging them'to still greater efforts
in the dissemination of truth about
narcotics and intoxicants.
The importance of temperance, in
struction in the ; schools was dis
cussed forcefully anddoquently by
Dr. C. ?. li ur ts, who also > spoke of,
the fact that'the laws of every state':
in the union require this teaching
as well as the laws of England and
Urging the value of essay con
tests in school work, Prof. P. P.
Bums made the points that only the
essay provided clear and accurate
statement of the evils of intemper
ance and narcotics and logical
reasoning on the benefits of absti
nence; that the interest aroused in
such a contest leads to further in
vestigation outside, and stirs up a
corresponding interest in the homes
of the community; and, that it is in
line with two of the oldest axioms
of pedagogy: "Learning without
thought is labor lust," instruction
must be after all largely "Line upon
line, precept upon precept."
Rev. T. P. Burguess in an un
announced toast to the official head
of the educational forces in the
county discoursed with peculiar
aptness, neatness of application on
the first mighty fiat, "Let there be
light." The dignity and duty of the
profession in providing centres of
light in dark places was strongly
put and most cordially received.
The last of the after dinner speak
ers was former Governor John ?.
Sheppard. On speaking to the toast
"The teacher" he stressed particu
larly vthe serious and momentously
important feature of moral instruc
tion in the schools. Athletics and i
study are not sufficient in the train
ing of men and women, for to put '
all the emphasis on these two ele
ments is inevitably to train a crimi
nal constituency. Instead, all pur
teaching should be along parallel
lines, that in the full grown man
and ! woman, there may, be the proper,
harmonious, and perfect correlation
and co-ordination of . functions and
f Cornet and' pian?^inusic by Rev.
P. P.; Blalock, Mrs. . Tillman ari*
Mrs. Entzminger added z?Btto the
occasion. Each teacher on, leaving
carried as a souvenir some helpful
and instructive literature to acid to
the effectiveness of temperance
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By J. D. Allen, Probate Judge:
Whereas, J. M. Horsey and W.
E. Andrews, made suit to me, to
grant R. H. Middleton Letters of
Administration of the Estate and
effects of T. R. Rusk, deceased.
These Are Therefore, to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said T.
R. Rusk, deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Edgefield on
the 1st day of February next, after
publication hereof, at ll o'clock in
the forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said Adminis
tration should not be granted.
Given under my hand this, 17th
day of January, 1911.
J. D. Allen,
Jan. 18-2t. Probate Judge.
Successful Meeting of Edgefield
Forty Edgefield teachers met at
the S. C. C. I. Saturday, the occa
sion being the monthly meeting of
the Edgefield County teachers.
The session was a most enjoyable
and helpful one. Several subjects
were proposed for discussion and
evoked earnest responses.
A resolution was adopted calling
on the Legislative delegation to pro
vide for the "prompt and full pay
ment of all teachera\salaries."
It Ts hoped this may be produc
tive of good for discounts material
ly lessen an income usually too
small, at best. Professional sub
jects discussed were: ?
"The bef t means of ^securing dis
discipline." This subject was ear
nestly discussed by several of the
teachers in an informal manner.
The other subject concerned a
vital topic, attendance, a number
of.ideas were presented, being those
in successful daily practice. It was
most gratifying, the ' freedom with
which some of the ladies entered
into the discussions.
) "Why do you consider women
superior to men in intelligence?"
'A bald-headed man buys hair re
storer by the quart, doesn't he?"
"Well, a woman doesn't waste
time on hair restorer; she buys hair."
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The Western Union Telegraph
Co's. Ocean- Mail Service
and Night Letters.
The Western' T?nipn Telegraph
Company is now ab?ut to offer to
the public ah entirely new and very
popular service by inaugurating an
ocean mail service. All messages and
night letters, addressed care "Ocean
Mail" at New York, San Francisco,
Seattle or Vancouver, will be de
posited in tile postoffice in time to
catch the next ocean mail from the
port designated, on payment of five
cents additional for postage. Messa
ges so addressed will be mailed in
a special envelope bearing the im
print, the Western Union Telegraph
Company's Ocean Mail service, and
the inclo8ure will bear an appro
priate tag, to show the manner of
While this class of 'service is
open to all classes of messages it is
anticipated that our night letter
service will principally be availed in
this connection, and on account of
the early hoar at which some of the
mails closes," it will be advisable to
have all night. messages and night
letters addressed in care Ocean
Mail somewhat exp?dia ted so as to
reach the point, of mailing by 6 a.
m. if possible.
This invocation in the telegraph
world is designed to save time in
foreign ( correspondence. A letter
from San Francisco to London, re
quires as much time crossing the
continent aa it does, crossing the
ocean. A New York merchant writ
ing to Yohome must post his letter
a week before , the mail steamer
sails from San Francisco, or Van
couver. The same time applies to
Ed ge fie ld, whereas you can file your
night letter with the western union
telegraph company, any time dur
ing the day, and by six o'clock the
next morning, it will reach San
The Western Union has arranged
for the-.use- pf night letters and
other telegraph service in connec
tion with outgoing ocean mails so
that this week' of trans-continental
time may behaved. Its New York
offices will receive- telegrams from
any part of the county destined to
European addresses and will for
ward them in a sealed spedi ally'ad
dressed envelope- by - the first out
going Atlantic steamship mail? The
same.plan will be followed ^in San
Francisco*;Seattle. ;?nd. :V?ncpny?r
for Trans-Pa:cific mails.
This will "enable 'correspondents
to dispatch from- jiny part of the
United State? ' for an ocean mail
within a few hours vof sailing time.
The only charge to the usual tele
graph tells tb the ocean mail- port,
will be fivfeTCents for postage; Tele
grams sho?l?.b?ar the-full mailad
dress- of the*"foreigncorrespondent,
foy whom -unbare in^ded^inarked
care ocean1JE&ii, New t York^ iS*n
Francisco, 'Battle or Vancouver as
the case martie. No charg?s'tri?Lbe
made" for tr?e address..
When traveling; nothing is more
appreciated at home than a night
letter from, y on, upon, reaching your
destination; Tell your people at
home all about the trip, .what a de
lightful time you' haV? had by the
nse of night letter system. Make
all your contracts by night letters,;
buy all your goods -by telegraphic
night . letters, which gives you ad
vantage erf the1 low '?nd: high mar-,
kets* enabler:you to buy. cheap and;
sell high... .:?. . rr
Night letters can be .filed any
time during the< day, lo; be trans
mitted from six o'clock in the af
ternoon till twelve o'clock at night.
The Western Union Telegraph Co.,
. . ?Per. J. R. Nicholson, .
iff ?".'*..-*:'. ??.
AH persona owning property of any
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity,
as husband,, guardian, executor, ad
ministrator or trustee are required to
make returns'of the same to the Audi
tor under oath within the time men
tioned below and the Auditor is requir
ed by law to add a penalty of 50 per
cent to all property that is not return
ed on or before the 20th day of Febru
ary in any year. /
All male-ixitizens between the a^es
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable polls.
The township assessors are respect
fully requested to meet me at the ap
pointments j for taking tax returns In
their respective township and they are
also required to make tax returns for
those who fall to make their own with
in the time'prescribed by law. The 50
per cent penalty will be added for fail
ure to make returns.
For the convenience taxpayers,!
or my ' representative m\\ be at the
following appointe 3 places on the dates
mentioned to receive tax returns:
- .. Roper's, Monday Jan. 16.
. Meriwether, Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Collier. "Wednesday Jan. 18.
Red Hill, i Thursday Jan. 19.
Clarie's Hill, Friday Jan. 20.
Modoc, Saturday Jan. 21.
Parksville, Monday Jan. 23.
Plum Branch, Tuesday Jan. 24.
' Will Winnis, Wednesday Jan. 25.
Liberty Hill, Thursday Jan. 26.
Cleora, Friday Jan. 27.
Pleasant Lane, Saturday Jan. 28.
Meeting Street, Monday Jan. 30.
Johnston^ .Tuesday Jan 31.
Herrin's Store, Wednesday Feb. 1.
Trenton, Thursday Feb. 2. *
The office ?will be open to receive re
ceive returns from the first day of
January till the 20th day of February
as prescribed by law.
J. R. TIMMERMAN,
Auditor E. C. S. C.
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