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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23,1911
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GRAND JURY REPORT.
Recommends That More Fruit
Trees be Set Out at County
Home. Also Commends
To His Honor, Judge J W De
Vore, Presiding Judge, August term
of court, 1911.
We have passed on all indict
ments given us by the court.
Upon investigation of the Mas
ter's office we find that W F Roath,
the former master, deposited private
funds with Master's funds, and that
the investigation showed an ever
plus of 8413.24. We recommend
that the present master be instruct
ed to issue check to the estate of W.
F. Roath for the above amount.
We recommend that the magis
trate and municipal authorities in
form themsel ves concerning the va
grancy law and act accordingly. We
commend the supervisor for his effi
cient work on our roads. We be-1
lieve that good roads is one of the
most potent questions before the
people to-day. We recommend that
the supervisor so divide his road
work as to render the greatest ser
vite to the greatest number of peo
ple. We desire to call the attention
of the supervisor to thc danger
ous condition of the railroad cross
ing at Sease's Mill.
We recommend that the commit
tee on public buildings, with the su
pervisor, establish the line between
the jail property and the property
of Bettis Cantelou.
We thank his honor and all the
court officials for the kindness and
6ourte8ies extended to us during the
present term. We herewith submit
the reports of the committees ap
pointed at March term of court.
W. E. Lott,
Report Of Committee On Public
Offices: We have examined the)
books of the county offices. We find
them nicely and correctly kept. We
find that the funds of the county are
judiciously kept and are in^s&GtP'f
factory condition. We find the offi
ces under good management.
The sheriff has deposited with the
treasurer the full amount of tax ex
ecutions collected. The tax execu
tions have increased from year to I
In 1907 tax executions collected
In 1908 tax executions collected
In 1909 tax executions collected
This we consider worthy of men-|
The treasurer's books afe in sat
isfactory condition. The clerk of
court has deposited with the treas
urer $587.41, the amount of fines
In_examination of the tax returns
we find that the valuation of prop
erty in Shaw township is too low. We j
suggest that the equalization board
take notice of this condition.
We submit the following school
White children in school, 2052.
Colored children in school, 6929.
White teachers employed, 74.
Colored teachers employed 76.
Total expenditures for school pur
Average cost per pupil $3.20.
Average length of school term,
four and a half months.
Of the 35 school districts, only 17
have special taxes for school pur
We find the magistrate's "books
art correct in as far as they show.
W E Lott,
J P Ouzti _
Report Of Committee Onloads
Bridges and Ferries: We find
bridges in normal condition except
the following to wit, The bridgc\on
Cedar Creek on the five notch
and the bridge on Little Stevet
Creek on the Saluda and Meetin
Street road are badly in need of re
pairs. The bridges at the old Holmes
mill, Modoc, and the Key bridge
should be condemned at once. The
Clark's Hill and Stone's mill bridg
es should have forty floor plank on
them at once. The balusters on a
number of bridges are needed. The
bridge at the Holmes mill place was
reported by the last grand jury as
being in bad cond ition. We find the
roads that are worked to be in fine
condition. We find that in many
places, especially in the Sandy sec
tion of the county , that the roads
are much damaged by parties
ploughing in the ditches and rec
ommended that the supervisor put a
stop to the same. The ferry at
Shaw's mill is in fair condition.
8 B Mays, Ch'm,
J W Crira,
J S Rodgers,
H A Adams.
Report Of Committee On County
Home: We, your committee to the
County Home, beg leave to make |
the following report:
We have visited the home and
find ten white and seven colored in
mates, who seem to be well cared
for, and well satisfied.
We find on the place three mules,
one horse, three milk cows, four
yearlings and twenty-eight head of
hogs, all in good condition.
We find one hundred bushels of |
corn, seventy-five bushels oats and
OOO bundles of fodder.
We find a growing crop, consist
ing of 50 acres in corn (above an
average) four acres in cotton, fifteen
acres in pea hay, one and one half
acres in sweet potatoes.
Farming implements on hand, in j
good repair, and under shelter.
We learn that there are two more
houses to be built for the inmates,
there is sufficient lumber and shin
gles on hand to build them, also
that there has been two houses built
within the last year.
There are but few fruit trees on
the place, they being old and dying.
We recommend that one hundred
peach trees, 20 apple trees, 20 plum
trees, six pear trees and four mul
berries be bought and set out on the
/ We recommend that a well be
dug at wages hands house, as the
well at the house is veicy inconve-J
nient, besides not furnishing suffi-1
cient water for the place.
We highly commend Steward
Scurry and his wife for their kind
and thoughtful attention to the in
mates of the home. We find the
Steward to be a very intelligent and
careful farmer, and good manager.
P B Whatley,
M D Lyon,
P R Wates.
Report Of Committe On Public
Buildings: We have examined the j
jail and we find that a good portion
of the work recommended at the
last term of court has been done.
We.ate.sorry ta note- that T>otb-_|
ing has been done towards placing j
a passage or hall stairway, as was
recommended by this committee.
We believe this to be an urgent]
need, and would again recommend
that this stairway be built.
We note further that there is no
fence or wall on the north side of I
the jail yard. We again recommend
that some kind of fence be put \
As to the court house and office |
building we have no recommenda
tion to make at this time.
W D Holland,
W W Wise,
W T Kinnaird.
Report Of Committee On Chain
gang: The committee on the chain
gang for Edgefield county beg to
report that they have visited the
gang and found there 22 in all, If
county and 4 state convicts, and 18
mules, all in good condition. We
arso found six wagons, two in good
condition and the others not good.
The county has all implements nec
essary to road work.
We found everything in satisfac
tory working order.
P II Bussey,
T C Mathis,
J T Morris.
August term 1911.
She Tried to Obey.
Eddie Foy, at the Lambs' Club
gambol in New York, told a Pana
ma hat story.
"A young clerk out my way," he
said, "gave his girl a present of a
Panama hat last year. Then the
day before the Fourth, he got a
couple of complimentaries for a
picnic, clambake and cora roast
down the river and he wired the
"Meet me at Pier 13 tomorrow
morning at 7. Picnic. Bring Pana
"The next morning, as he stood
on Pier 13 dreaming dreams of
love, imagining a long, sweet day of
billing and cooing, he saw his girl
advancing with her father and moth
r. He was terribly annoyed and
o\n the boat as soon as he could get
har alone he hissed:
V Why did you want to bring the
^She showed him the telegram,
whith the operator had made* to
Bring pa. and ma.' "-Wash
Tack-So you broke your engage
ment with Miss Xpensive?
John-Neither she nor I broke it.
Jack-Well, why aren't tho cards
John-Why, she told me what
her clothing cost and I told her
what my income was. Then our
engagement gently dissolved.-Tol
Jolly Party Seeing The Sights in
Washington. Corner Stone
of Monument to Be
Mr. Wilmot Ouzts is at Hender
sonville. N. C.
Mr. Eric Hardy has gone to Haw
kiusville, Ga., where he will engage
in the real estate business.
Mesdames J. P. Bean and P. C.
Stevens will represent the Baptist
missionary society at the annual
meeting of the W. M. IL, which
will be held at Good Hope church
August 31st to September 1st. Miss
Beulah Sawyer will represent the
Y. W. A.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fickling, of
Charleston, have been guests of rela
On Thursday evening Misses
Beulah and May Sawyer entertained
a number of their friends in com
pliment of their cousin Miss Eva
Sawyer, of Sally. During the even
ing a contest was eDjoyed and Miss
Ruby Strother was presented with
the prize, Miss Eva Sawyer win
ning the booby. Refreshments were
served at the conclusion.
Mrs. M. A. Kenny arrived from
Pine Bluff, Ark., on Thursday, af
ter several months visit to her
daughters, Mesdames Mosely and
Dr. J. C. Mace, of Marion, was
here during last week.
Misses Pearl and Josephine Cope
land, of Columbia,1 were guests of
Mrs. P. E. Monroe, last week.
Mrs. Chas. Kneece,of Baxter, has
been visiting at the home of her
father, Mr. J. R. Hart.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Scott and
children, of Macon, Ga., spent last
week here at the home of Mr. J. B,
Rev. J. W. Ariail, of L<*tta, de
lighted his friends here with a visit
Mrs. Padgett and Miss May Pad
gett, of Ridge, visited Mrs. B. R.
Mrs. Minnick, of Georgia, has
been the guest of Mrs. L. M. Clark.
Mrs. Phil Waters, Jr., is at home
from a visit to her cousin Mrs. Da
vid Philipps, at Springfield.
A party composed of the follow
ing left here on Thursday afternoon
to enjoy the sights of Washington
and other points: Messrs. Oscar
Padgett, Jesse Derrick, J. P. Hoyt,
Elijah Edwards and Sam Wolf.
During the spring months, the
design of the monument to the Con
federate heroes, which is to be erect
ed by the Mary Ann Buie chapter,
D. of C. was selected and the con
tract let to a reliable firm. It is now
the purpose of the chapter to have
the corner stone laid about the last
week in September, and for this oc
casion, Dr. S. C. Mitchell, of the
university of South Carolina, has
accepted the invitation to deliver
the address. In all probability the
unveiling will be some time in No
vember, and Dr. Ashley Jones, of
Augusta, will be speaker of the oc
Mrs. W. A. Mobley has returned
From a visit to relatives in Middle
Mr. John W. Payne attended the
re-union of the veterans in Colum
bia this week and was the guest of
his cousin, Mr. John G. Giugnard.
Mrs. Watkins, of Laurens, is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. Albert [
Miss Marion Mobley has gone to
Newberry to spend two weeks.
Among those who went over to
Columbia to the re-union were Mr.
M. T. Turnerand Mr. Wallace Tur
ner, Mrs. O. D. Black, Misses Nina
Ouzts, Lylie LaGrone, Zena Payne,
and Messrs. Howard Payne and
Mrs. Mary Jenkins, of Greenville,
is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. G.
Mr. Sumter Wright, of Green
wood, visited his mother, Mrs. Lu
cinda Wright, during the week.
Miss Elberta Bland and Mr Avery
Bland, are spending a few days in
North Augusta at the home of Rev.
G. P. White.
Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Rushton
have gone to the mountains of
North Carolina to spend awhile.
Miss Nettie Burton, of Georgia,
is the guest of Miss Weinona Lewis.
Mrs. Walter Crira has gone to
Savannah, Ga., to visit her brother,
Mr. Teague Holstein.
Mrs. Chas. F. Pechman entertain
ed with a dining on Tuesday in
compliment to Mrs. Neville, of At
lanta, who is visiting her sister, Mrs.
J. A. Richardson.
Mrs. Bettie T. Adams visited at
the home of Mr. James Quinby in
Greenville last week.
Miss Tom Millford is spending
two weeks in Abbeville with rela
Miss Eilla Courtney is visiting
her aunt Mrs. Kate Crouch.
Dr. G. D. Walker and Mr. James
[Banks For Plum ?ranch and
Modoc. Negro Boy Accident
ly Killed by His Broth
Boom, boora, boora, boomerang.
Did you ever hear o? j that wooden
gun used by the peop& of Australia
called a boomerang that would turn
upon the user and do him hurt? The
Master who was a great philosopher
as well as Saviour said: With what
judgment you judga/jyou shall be
judged and with what measure you
mete it shall be meted*'4?? yon again.
This is tme, not beca?? the Saviour
said it perhaps but because it can't
be otherwise. If I send out spite,
hate and ill will the.,fl?^e comes
back to me. I cannot do any fellow-'i
'man an injustice without its proving
But I did not start ont to write a
sermon, it is the news you want so
let me tell you about tte new banks.
I have been told on good authority
that a new bank is assured at Plum
Branch, Modoc, Limiolnton, Ga.,
and the promoter is confident of one
at Clark's Hill. He is at work there
now. Is it possible foi?; them to get
Pastor T. H. Garrett returned
from Mountain Creek Saturday,
preached for us Sunday morning,
and Pastor Littlejohn in the after
noon. He will aid Mr. Littlejohn
this week in a series of meetings at J
Mr. Parks and family, Dr. -Black
well and family and Mrs. Virginia |
Stone and family went (iver to Reid i
Hill yesterday in their; autoes to
worship with the Red Hill saints.
They report a large congregation
and good preaching.
On yesterday Jess Adams a negro
who lives a few miles east of Parks
ville took his family to church near
Rehoboth leaving two little boys.
They got to projecting with his shot
gun and the gun was dfscj^rged ac
cidently killing -ono ofjfcp, a child
t Tor 'tfyiars.' ^^^f^^"" "' '
Rev. O. N. Rountree^ called off
his appointment here yesterday af
ternoon on aocount of his meeting
at Plum Branch which convened
Mrs. T. H. Garrett has been with
her mother the past week in Ander
son who is not expected to live.
Mrs. L. F. Dorn returned from
Spartanburg yesterday afternoon
and reports her daughter Mrs. J. L.
Bussey doing well,
Miss Carrie Brown, from McCor
mick is visiting Miss Leona John
son, of our town.
Mrs. Mamie Bell and Mrs. Vir-1
ginia Stone attended services at
Clark's Hdl last week. Mr. Lanham
was aided by Rev. Mr. Thiot, of
Augusta, Ga. They had a good
meeting but no accessions.
Mrs. John H. Burkhalter .from
Columbia, accompanied by her two
interesting children, Margaret Ham
mond and John Breedin, is on a
visit to Misses Carrie and Georgia
Burkhalter. Mrs. Burkhalter is the
widow of the late Dr. J. H. Burk
halter, who was raised and loved in
Miss Martha Dorn left on the
early train this morning to visit
relatives in Spartanburg.
Dr. and Mrs. Jas. A. Dobey from
Johnston, who have been on a
week's visit to Mrs. Dobey's pa
rents, returned to their home in
Johnston this morning.
Mr. Otis Redd from^Augusta, a
son-in-law of Mr. Tom Barrett, has
moved into town, and now occupies
the Wales cottage, which is owned
by Mr. J. C. Morgan.
The Stork recently visited Mr.
H. E. McCloud of our town leaving
one more permanent visitor to the
inhabitants of this town.
LaGrone were visitors inAugusta|
Mrs. Carl Lowrey has gone to her
former home in Waynesboro, Ga.,
for a visit to the home of her fa
ther, Mr. Hearsy.
Rev. P. E. Monroe is spending]
two weeks in Salisbury, N. C., with
Miss Lyl Parrish left on Wednes
day morning for a month's stay in
Miss Winton Lott has returned
from a visit to Greenwood.
Misses Ola Smith and Flora Ken
ny spent last week with the Misses
Coleman ai Trenton, and^ enjoyed
their house party.
Mr. Julian Mobley, Jr., is in
Canada for a pleasure trip.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. White and
Miss Hallie White are at Hot
Springs, N. C.
Mrs. Julian Hart and Master Al
ten, of Sylvania, Ga., have been
visiting at the home of Mr. J. R.
K/An. W. IT. DnulNOUlN,
Gallant Confederate Veteran
Answers Last Roll Call.
Postmaster For Twenty
Captain William Henry Bronson
is dead, having entered peacefully
into eternal rest Sunday morning.
His life of service as citizen and
soldier earned for him that rest
which is prepared for all who are
faithful during their earthly proba
For nearly a year Capt. Bronson
had been declining in physical
strength but was not confined to his
bed until about two weeks ago,
when he suffered a stroke of paraly
sis from which he never rallied. He
gradually grew weaker and weaker
until life became extinct, as a taper
that is spent.
Capt. Branson was a positive
character. A man of unusual decis
ion, firmness an J determination. He
considered well before making a de
cision or taking a stand, but once
reaching a definite conclusion or de
cision, as to which course was right,
he was uncompromising and un
swerving. These traits stood out
prominently in his war record, win
ning for him the lasting respect and
admiration of his comrades in arms.
These same traits,to which must be
added honor and rectitude of char
acter and life, were no less con
spicuous in time of peace in the
faithful and conscientious perfor
mance of duty as a citizen in the
private walks of life.
Of the fifty thousand and more
postmasters in the United States it
is doubted whether or not there can
be found one who is the peer of
Capt. Bronson, both in the length
of the term of service and in the de
gree of efficiency with which the
affairs of the office were kept. He
was appointed in April 1886 by
President Cleveland and so satisfac
tory has been his management of
the affairs of.the office that he has
Seen ?epeat?u?y re-coiumWi?ned byy
Republican presidents. Never at
any time has a semblance of irreg
ularity been found in the office by
the government inspectors. In fact
so accurately and systematically
have the records been kept that only
a short time was required for the
inspectors to check up the office.
Capt. Bronson was a gentleman
of the old school. His loyalty and
love for the old South and the prin
ciples for which her people stood
were unabated to the day of his
death. One of his favorite topics
of conversation was the Civil War.
First, no doubt, because of his loy
alty, and second because of his per
sonal experience of four years. No
braver soldier ever drew a sword
than Capt. Bronson, but his war
record will be given by another
whom he loved as a brother. ;
Capt. Bronson, besides his only
child, Mrs. J. D. Holstein, Sr.,
leaves seven brothers, Messrs. John,
Joseph, N. L" D. D., A. L., W. P.,
and Luther Brunson. He was a
member of the Edgefield Baptist
church from which the funeral was
conducted Monday morning by Rev.
T. P. Burgess. His body was laid
to rest beside the grave of his be
loved wife Mrs. Fannie Penn Bron
son who died fifteen years ago.
Capt. Bronson's war record can
best be presented by the following
which was written by Capt. Geo. B.
Lake several years ago:
"One of the b.st soldiers of the
army of Northern Virginia, com
manded by the matchless Lee, failed
to attain to high rank on account of
his ugly habit of constantly getting
"In Edgefield district (new coun
ty) South Carolina lived Rev. D. D.
Brunson and his saintly wife, Lu
cretia, both in the glory land now.
In 1861 they had eight sons and one
daughter, the latter has joined her
Christian parents in Heaven. The
sons are all living in 1907.
"In 1861, four of the Brunson
boys, who were old enough, entered
the Confederate army, and one of
the others died as soon as he was
large enough to shoulder a gun. The
remaining three were too small for
soldiers, even at the end.
"Capt William Henry Brunson
was orderly sergeant of Co. C.
(Greggs) 1st South Carolina regi
"The company left home, Edge
field, S. C., the 6th day of January,
1861, and reached Charleston
the next day. We saw the first gun
fired on Fort Sumter the 12th day
of April 1861, and surrender Maj.
Anderson the 13th. A few days later
this Regiment of state troops volun
teered to go to Virginia and was the
first command from any state to
reach Richmond. We marched some
time in May from Fairfax, C. H.
to Dranesville and on the return to
Faixfax, C. H. skirmished with i
some Federal troops at Vienna;
killed seven Yankees without loss
LU UU1 SlUC) OUU UJV.il w - --"
"As this regiment had only en
listed for six months it was, dis
banded in July, the men joining
other organized commands or mak
ing up new ones. A month after
Brunson was 2nd Lieutenant of Co.
D., 14th S. C. Volunteers, was in
service on the South Carolina coast
until 22nd of April, 1862, when the
regiment was ordered to Virginia to
the command of Brigadier Gen.
Maxcy Gregg, Anderson's division
"When the Confederates retreat
ed from Fredricksburg, Brunson in
command of his company, covered
the rear of Anderson's division. At
the battle of Gains Mills he was
slightly wounded early in the day
but while in a charge about sun
down he was shot in the mouth, the
ball passing out the back of his
neck. Before this wound had healed
he had one hand shattered while his
regiment, 14th S. C., was charging
a redoubt in the battle of Chancel
lorsville. In the first day's fight at
Gettysburg he was shot through
both legs. He fell on a Federal cap
tain, who was shot through one leg.
After getting himself off the Feder
al officer he said, "Captain, you are
bleeding profusely, I have some
whiskey in my canteen that I
thought I might need if badly
wounded. Drink it," handing him ;
the canteen; the officer taking the
canteen and seeing it was light said, <
"there is no more' than a drink here.
Have you had any?" When Brun
son said he had nut he for a time
refused to take it, until he was con
vinced that he would soon faint if
he did not. Two heroes had met.
They both recovered. After Brun
son was again well enough for ''uty,
he was assigned to the command of
the 2nd Company of the S. C. Bat
talion of Sharpshooters commanded
by Maj. W. S. Dunlop, McGowan's
Brigade. Beginning with the battle
of/the Wilderness, on the 4th day
of May, 1861, he was constantly
under fire until 22 nd of June. While
in command of his battalion of
thre? compvii?c?, and opposiag the- -
advance of the' whole of Hancock's
corps on Petersburg, he was shot
through the foot
"He received no more wounds of
importance after this, but was con
stantly fighting after his foot heal- I
ed. At the battle near Petersburg,
known as Jones Farm, 30th of Sep
tember and 1st October, 1864, with ?
his little command, charged the
Jones House, capturing a detach
ment of the 1st New York Mounted
Infantry. With the same little com
mand of sharp shooters on the 1st
of October he drove in and captured i
200 men of a Pennsylvania regi
ment behind works. Brunson, with 1
his sharp shooters, was constantly
fighting after this.
On the 31st of March, 1865, they
were on the right of Lee's fortifica
tion, aHd when the lines were bro
ken brought up the rear to South
land Station, fighting at every step.
This constant fighting continued to
Appomattox, where the army sur
rendered on the 9th of April, 1865.
The last 15 days these men never
knew what it was to sleep.
"No man ever had a truer friend, 1
no community a courtlier gentleman,
no country a better soldier."
The following notice concerning
one of the wounds that Capt. Brun
son received in the war is taken
from The Advertiser of July 29th,
"Lieutenant W. H. Brunson of
Co. 14th regiment, who was so pain
fully wounded before Richmond a
year ago, celebrates the anniversary
of that event by returning home
with a bullet hole through each
thigh-which pleasant punctures he
received from the hands of the Yan
kees at Gettysburg. The friends of ?
this intrepid soldier will be glad to
hear that his wounds are doing
well, and that he is already getting
about a little on his crutches."
Two old farmers were seated in
the parlor telling of their experi
ences in life.
"Talkin' of long feet, I seen
some t'other day that both together
made a yard," said the younger of
"Humph!" replied the other. "I
once saw a man whose feet were so
long that he had to back up to the
door to knock."
A Whitley county teacher was
telling the story of Red Riding
Hood. She had described the woods ;
and the wild animals that live there. .
"Suddenly," she said, "Red Rid
ing Hood heard a loud voice. She
turned around, and what do you
suppose she saw standing there, ;
looking at her and showing all its
sliap, strong, white teeth?"
"Teddy Roosevelt!" cried one of
the boys. i
Large Attendance at Gilgal
Sunday. Marriage of Mr.
Robert Logan and Miss
The writer has never witnessed
such a throng of people as assem
bled at dear old Gilgal church on
Sunday last. It seemed as if we
were attending an association or a
convention instead of protracted
meeting. We were glad indeed to
see so many faces we had not seen
in many years. Rev. P. P. Blalock
preached able sermons both morn
ing and afternoon which were great
ly enjoyed by all. Mr. S. A. Bran
son of Edgefield, made a splendid
talk in the afternoon telling of his
boyhood days-how he enjoyed go
ing to Gilgal to Sunday school, that
he was also converted at this church
which makes Gilgal near and dear
to his heart today.
Just before the preaching hour
Sunday morning, Miss Leila Smith,
of the Meeting Street section, and
Mr.. R. A. Logan of this place, were
happily married, the Rev. P. P.
Blalock officiating. A beautiful
march was played by Miss Helen
Strom as the young coupled tripped
gracefully up the isle. These
young people have many warm
friends who extend their heartiest
Mrs. Wm. Thurmond of Edge
field is visiting relatives here this
Mr. J. B. West is visiting rela
tives and friends in Graniteville.
Mrs. L. H. Hamilton is spending
awhile with her mother, Mrs.
Briggs near North Augusta.
Miss Ollie Byrd visited relatives
in Graniteville last week.
Misses Mattie and Ouida Pattison
of Edgefield are the guests of their
cousins, Misses Lila and Ethel Lo
Mrs. Charlotte Miller of Augusta
is visiting relatives here.
Miss Janie Rosenwike of Troy is
the attractive guest of her cousin,
Miss Bessie Cothran.
Mr. G. G. West visited relatives
in Graniteville and Augusta last
Mr. Pierce Byrd and Mr. James
Strom made a flying trip to Green
wood a few days ago.
Miss Sadie Strom of Kirksey is
visiting relatives in this section. -
Miss Nellie Steele of Graniteville1
is the guest of Mrs. J. F. Boone.
Our boys are having a gay time
playing babe ball. Hurry boys,
make good use of your time. 'Twil
soon be time to work some more.
Mr. Jim Penn and family of
Trenton are visiting here.
The Building and Loan Asso
In the more or less distant, but
well remembered past, Edgefield
was extensively [and grievously ex
ploited by some foreign concerns
that operated more or less upon the
plan of the Bailding and Loan As
sociation, but which were in fact
swindling institutions. These were
the old Interstate and National As
sociations operated at Columbus,
Ga., Atlanta, Ga., Knoxville, Tenn.,
and many other points. Who ever
got tangled up with one of these
institutions rarely got untangled
without serious loss. It trarspires
that an institution organized on the
Building and Loan plan cannot
safely be administered over a wide
territory. It equally transpires that
a Building and Loan which confines
itself to the immediate neighbor
hood of its headquarters, and what
might be called a local building and
loan association, may be made as
safe and prosperous as the old Na
tional concerns were unsafe and in
jurious to the community. A local
Building and Loan Association
means one whose directorship is
wholly local, and one which loans
its money on real estate in the town
or township where everybody knows
the values. This sort of local organ
ization may well be called a home
institution, wholly controlled and
directed by home people. The mon
ey is loaned, and never away from
home. The promises are carried out,
or else the directors can't live in
town. These local, or home institu
tions have been found to be easily
workable, are beneficent in their
operations, and infinitely advanta
geous to the people. Most of the
buildings put up in the last eight or
ten years in Edgefield have been
through the instrumentality of the
local Building and Loan associa
The New Girl: "An' may me in
tended visit me every Sunday after
Mistress: "Who is your intended,
The New Girl: "I don't know yet,
ma'am. I'm a stranger in town,''