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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER j3, 1911
Edgefield Missionary -Societies
Hold Golden Jubilee Cele
bration. Many Missiona
ry Workers Present.
Wbat a privilege has been ac
corded Edgefield in having in her
midst for two days honored mis
sionaries of the cross, and a large
and devoted company of interested
women, come together for a season
of thanksgiving and praise for the
fifty years of -enlarged and conse
crated activities of women.
The most notable fact about this
meeting has been the wonderful and
cordial aDd sympathetic co-opera
tion, truly a working together,of all
the evangelical denominations of
Edgefield, town and county. Small
wonder that the Edgefield churches
have withstood obstacles and hin
drances, and even persecutions per
haps, with such women loyally sac
rificing, and with a persistent yet
gentle perseverance, holding to the
faith, and the duties of the hour.
The Methodist?, the Presbyteri
ans, the Episcopalians, the Baptists,
all alike entered with most enthusi
astic spirit in all the plans which
honored their Lord and His King
dom, and there must hereafter bea
closer affin i ty and a more zealous
labor together to bring about at
home and abroad our part of the
great forward movement.
The Lord gave to us all that we
asked and much more, and perhaps
we did not ask enough, or we should
have received it: First, a most re
markable season of beautiful clear
and moderate weather, most un
usual at this season, and then the
large audiences-a church full,
sometimes crowded-at each ses
sion, and such thrilling and inspir
ing speeches and talks, so full o? en
couragement and hope-and last,
' all the money that was needed to
perfect the plans of the jubilee.
There was no dearth, ali was pro
On this auspicious occasion, there
assembled from all the country
around, from our town, and the
neighboring towns, many mission
ary workers, to be present at the
opening service. The music was one
of the most delightful features of
the meeting throughout, being a
composite choir of all our churches,
with Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman as or
ganist. Rev. E. T. Snuggs of Can
ton, China, preached the morning
sermon, making his special theme
the provinces of Southern China in
which his field of labor lief.. Canton
province was made very interesting
to us all by his discourse, as well as
by the fact that our own missionary
John Lake and Mrs. Lake are sta
tioned there. Mr. Snugge, however
was eclipsed, and we are sure he
will not mind our saying so,
by his little ten-year-old son, Ro
land Edward who recited in a most
touching and appealing manner,
that missionary poem, 'Is it noth
ing to you?" It was wonderful and
seemed to manifest a real knowledge
in the heart of this little boy, of the
gi eat heathen world.
On this occasion the larg9 audi
ence *^ok a bird's eye view of three
different fields of activity. The first
was Brazil, presen ted by Dr. Lander,
who has just returned for a season
from twenty-two years of labor on
the Brazilian field as a missionary
of the Methodist ohurch. He was
followed by Miss Bolick who is in
charge of the Wesley House at
Langley, as missionary of the Metho
dists in a greatly needed field of
service. Following were talks by
Mr. and Mrs. Snuggs on China and
the children, Harold, Faith and Ro
land Edward, sang in Chinese cos
tumes the gospel hymns in Chinese.
At this service, Dr. Lander made
a most eloquent and unusual pre
sentation of m issi (?nu. y work among
the Latin races and charmed his
audience by his remarkable knowl
edge of his subject in all its rela
tions, and his unexpected and gen
tle witticisms. Brazil must hereafter
lie heavily upon eur consciences if
they have been quickened with the
The day meetings on Monday
were entirely in charge of the ladies
but we somewhat questioned our
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CLARK'S HILL CULLINGS.
Much Grain Sown. Orchards
Receiving Attention. Real
Estate Deals. Mr. Lan
Mr. Editor: We are moving along
slowly sowing grain. There will be
an average crop sown. Some are
done and are busy in their peach
orchards preparing for a bumper
crop of peaches another year. Mr.
W. S. Middleton has purchased a
car of lime sulphur mixture for
spraying. Our orchards will soon
smell like that place we read about,
but blossoms will .ippear in the
early spring, which remind us of
Labor is a problem now. Pete and
I were talking about things in gen
eral. He says more bog and hominy,
thorough preparation, better culti
vation, with a liberal supply of fer
tilizers-then curtail expenses. We
talked of when we were young,
walked to church or rode horse
back. He says buggies are a nui
sance. He spoke of when we were
young how we enjoyed riding with
the girls, running horse races, etc.
Of course we always let the girls
beat. II" says nothing works now
as we did then. He wants rae to
cross ray bees with lightning bugs
so they can work at night as an ob
ject lesson to the human race.
Rev. Jack Middleton, (colored)
married a couple a few days ago.
He said the prettiest bride that
ever stood before the Apostle Paul
to be married was Isaac and Re
becca, this thing is not to be enter
ed into lightly for it is a very ri
diculous thing. I j ines you together
as man and wife for the good, bad
and indifferent, Now I is married
you to the best of my honor, but
the wost ain't come yet.-Selah.
Mr. J. P. Nixon has bought the
home of Mr. C. A. McDonald, and
moved in. They are nicely situated,
gas lights and everything conveni
ent John P. Jr., is the finest look
ing young man in town.
Mr. G. 0. Whatley has bought
Belmont orchard of Mr. J. P. Nix
on and will soon erect a dwelling
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. McDonald
have returned after a three weeks'
vacation, looking well and pleasant.
Mr. Earl Dorn worshipped in our
church Sunday. I think there is a
magnet hereabouts that is attract
Kev. P. B. Lanham, our pastor,
has been called to serve our church
indefinitely. If this misses the
waste basket will come again.
I wish to congratulate The Ad
vertiser on it's recent improvement.
"That Terrible Experiment."
In charging the grand jury of
^Newberry county on the bill of in
dictment handed out against Attor
ney Felder-on which the grand
jury promptly made a return of
"no bill"-Judge G. W. Gage Mid
yesterday that the case arose "out
of that terrible experiment which
the state was induced to make some
twenty years ago, and that was an
honest effort to make respectable
the nefarious business of selling li
quor to men." "I trust," concluded
Judge Gage, "the state haa tried
that experiment to its heart's con
The honesty of the effort made
in the dispensary experiment may
well be a subject of debate, but
however that may be, there will be
few wholesome minded people in
South Carolina who will not echo
Judge Gage's pious wish that the
state has done with it forever. The
Felder-Blease case is, ' as he truly
says, an outcome of the dispensary
business, and it is fairly representa
tive of the evils that have remained
from the dragging of the state into
the gutters of the liquor traffic. The
political condition that prevails in
South Carolina to-day and the char
acter of leadership and the stand
ards of public morality all show
the blighting effect of oentact with
what was once called "a great
moral institution.'' The dispensary
was indeed "a terrible experiment"
for South Carolina, and it will be a
long time before the traces of its
blight have pasaed away.-Charles
Gents' kid gloves.
Smith Marsh Co.
Harle! tho merry chimes are warning
us that this is Christmas morn
iVad it's time that we were rising,
though the hour isn't late.
Still, the kidlets will be flocking, each
to overhaul his stocking,
Aid there's scads of things we've
got to do that really cannot wait.
Yet, before we kick the clothes off (quite de ermined not to doze off),
Let's indulge in dreamy musing on this joyous Christmastide;
Let us. while the bells ar? pealing, get up some real Christmas feeling,
Fill ourselves with sweet emotions that are not quite cut and dried. .
True, the minutes fast are gliding, but, const rn 'em, let 'em glide.
Think of these long weeks of walting, all the glad anticipating
Of the gay and festive season that at la ;t, at last is here;
Never resting, never stopping in our mad career of shopping,
Searching over the ideal, not too chea ) and not too dear;
Crushed and elbowed in the reeking crow is, that like ourselves are seeking
Just the very thing of all things that t '.eir loved ones most desired.
Limp and draggled then emerging from the pushing, struggling, surging
Mob, with parcels overladen'; reaching^ home at last, dog tired.
Those experiences may be best described<^s "must all-fired."
Yet no antiquated stoic showed endur*
ance more heroic
Than we've manifested through the
weary ordeal of that time;
We have stood the stress of barter with
the courage of a martyr;
Now we find sweet compensation f
list'ning to the Christmas chime, ^rZ *V
WhOse clear cadence, soft and mellow, seems to whisper to a fellow
That the worst is nearly over, that we soon may breathe again.
Soon may find surcease of sorrow, and that, maybe by tomorrow
Or the next day, may be lifted somethia g of this mental strain,
That a blessed sense ot rest m^^?ct^b? Jitxt tissues of our brain.
We have done with baste and flurry, no\>co isSbn now to worry,
Lest some sensitive relation may have been quite overlooked.
All the lists of names are checked and all th 3 walls with green are decked, and
Now within a few short hours the Chris .pas dinner will be cooked.
Hail to Christmas! happy season! There is some substantial reason
To be gleeful at thy advent-the begin ling of the end.
As thou comest wreathed with holly, we cat certainly be jolly,
Welcome thee with feast and wassail, and in general unbend,
For we know that we have spent for thee th 3 last cent we can spend!
0Now the door bell will cease ringing to
^MR*& ^ggR^Bi the people who were bringing
T'^tgfr ClS^?^fA An endless string of packages from
/^tJraft V^? vfMJL) morn to dewy eve;
Wo no longer will be running to con
ceal those things with cunning.
Aid we'll lose our wonted air of
having something up our sleeve.
Thor 3 will be a deuced litter, when
the gewgaws gleam and glitter,
Of waste paper, string and cotton, from the kitchen to the hall;
Cut, with consciences elastic, we will grow enthusiastic
And "wonder how they guessed," aa on . the donors' necks we fall,
Looking blissful over dewdads that we didn't want at all.
Ah, this blessed thing of giving! It la ha'f the joy of living
To watch the looks' of gratitude and p easure and surprise
That, at least to outward seeming, are np >n loved faces beaming
As the loved one opens his parcel and digs out his gaudy ties.
And the gentle wife and mother her emotion tries to smother
When conducted by her husband, to soi ie secret corner, where,
As a proof of fond affection, he has hid ft om ber detection.
His gift to her, a cozy, costly, well-upbc istered chair
(Of whose oom forts, in the future, yon muy bet hell get his share).
New this Christmas spirit moyes us to
sense that it behoves us
To keep Poverty's bare platter anil
fill Destitution's cup.
Bring turk and pie and gladness to
the homes of empty sadness!
To help out sweet Christmas char
ity who would not loosen up?
But lt's highly- aggravating not to say ax asperating,
When we've given most nobly and without th?- ignt of stint.
To find out, as we expected, that the modest are U -ted
And our princely benefaction hasn't found i? / to print.
(Certainly we didn't ask it, but a maa might a hint).
But away with sad reflection! This ls a/ J? for dejection.
Merry Christmas, happy Christmas, ac - e said, has come at last!
?ll the many tribulations, all the trials aaC vexations
That have crowded thick upon us for the last six weeks, are past.
Not a protest shall be uttered, though the ).ouse with toys ls cluttered
And the kids are all parading to the soi md of horn and drum.
Lusty lung and larynx voicing the extent ot < Uieir rejoicing.
We will have to stand the racket now that Christmas day is oom?.
(Later tone our nervous system at some sanitarium).
"aaa k the Giver if we're able to sit j
'round a well-spread table, i
Where the plump whfte-bosomedj
turkey sheds its savor through
the room, j
pudding comes on smoking, and.'
there's no end to the joking, . j
no heart that hanbors malice
and no mind o'ercast with gloom,
tat us be profoundly grateful that we have lit least a plateful,
Grateful for the pepsin tablets that correct our Christmas cheer;
Mold lt as among nur mercies if there's cola left in our purses,
Be thankful for those- dear to us and tho? e who hold us dear.
(And most supremely thankful Christmas t ornes but once a year).
(Copj-rt?ht, 1911, Western Hswtp'iper Union)
Report of State Baptist Conven
tion. Sunday School Re-Or
ganized. Praises Green
wood. New Ginnery.
Parksville's delegation to the
state convention of -Baptists has
returned, all saying that it was the
best ever held, or the best they ever
attended. The reports of all the
boards were good, and all our
secretaries seemed, and pointed
hopefully to the future. Especially
was this true of the Godly Derieux
of the st ite mission board. Although
he had worked himself sick, and
was a sick man at the convention,
he did not know that he was work
ing too hard; Jbut he had his com
pensation in knowing that the
board was clear of debt with a
small balance in the treasury. And
so it was with Willingham and
Jamison,and all the others.
Our delegates were also pleased
with Greenwood, her people, her
hospitality, her spirit. These things,
especially the hospitality, remind us
of Edgefield, and the truth is, that
a large part of Greenwood is a part
of Edgefield. or of Edgefield ante
cedents; and of course they are
obliged to be nice, lovable and hos
pitable. There are the Durst?, the
Andrews, the Yeldells, the Selfs,
the Harvleys, the Faulkners, the
Hamiltons, the Ouztses, the Terrys
and oh, numerous others, that I
haven't time to mention, all origi
nally from historic old Edgefield.
Their traits, their hospitality be
tray their origin, and there is ab
solutely but one thing, that would
keep a blind Edgefield man, though
he were in the "Canal Zone" from
recognizing them as genuine Edge
field ians, and that is, that none of
them, so far as I know, are aspiring
to public office, noue candidates.
This is not thro wing" off on Edge
field, for it is a compliment to her
to be able to prese-nt men who are
competent, as Weldas willing to
serve our he) o ved state.
Our home while ' at; the conven
tion was with Mr. Preston Too ra bs
Faulkner. It ought to be Robert
Toombs, an original Edgefield man,
a son of Mr. Elijah Faulkner of the
Creek section. Mr. Faulkner's wife
was Miss Ella Timmerman before
marriage and they have three as
pretty and as sweet girls as live
anywhere. Mr. Faulkner has been
sick all the year, but we are glad
to say is much better now. All he
needs now to complete the happi
ness of his home life is to take the
eld Edgefield Advertiser, the paper
his father took ''since th? memory
of man runneth not to the contrary.''
Our Sunday school yesterday at
the Baptist church re-organized
with the election of the following
officers for the ensuing year: J. M*
Hussey, superintendent; J. Eddie
Bell, seoretary and treasurer; D. A.
J.*Bell, chorister and Misses Mar
tha Dorn and Annie McDonald or
ganist and assistant organist, re
spectively. This has been a good
year for our Sunday school and
church, having met all our appor
tionments to the several objects of
benevolence fostered by our de
The improvements go on in
Parksville, the latest being the gin
nery outfit purchased by Mr. W.
W. Fowler. We are making so
much cotton that we cannot get it
picked, and after picking cannot get
it ginned. Mr. Fowler's nsw enter
prise will relieve to some extent the
congestion in the ginning business,
but how about the picking? There
are fields in this vicinage that will
produce in the neighborhood of a
bale to the acre, out of which not
one boll has been picked. Will some
Daniel come, not to judgment, but
to invent us a cotton picker.
We are sorry to report that the
brave old Confederate veteran, who
lost one leg bleaching on the battle
field of Chickamauga for the sake of
his state, Mr. J. M. Minor, is mov
ing back to his Liberty Hill planta
tion. We are loatb te give up Mr.
Minor and his interesting family,
but yield to it upon the grounds
that he thinks it best to get closer
to his excellent farm where he can
give it his personal supervision.
One goes and another comes. We
understand that Mr. Sullivan from
Anderson has bought the Marsh
property, consisting of dwelling,
store house, together with sundry
Delighted \ With X Missionary
Jubilee Celebration. Pretty
Girls to be Sold Cheap.
There being so little happening
in this section at this time of tne
year, you have not heard from us ih
several weeks, but seeing The Ad
vertiser come out in new form and
representing so many parts of the
county we can't afford to fall be
Those of us who attended the Ju
bilee in Edgefield on last Sunday
were Mrs. Estelle Heath,'M rs. Cbas.
Jones, Mrs. Sallie Jones and Miss
Kobbie Jones. ' All came back very
jubilant and full of praise for the
program of the day, especially the
Snuggs family numbers.
Mr. Walton Fuller accompanied
by Prof. Tate, Supervisor of Rural
Schools, paid our school a visit on
last Friday afternoon. Quite a
number of the patrons of the school
and other free-holders in the district
were pr?sent to hear Prof. Tate lec
ture on, "Special Tax for School
Purposes." All his hearers were de
lighted, and enough names were se
cured to order an election for a two
mill levy. We hope that this elec
tion will not fall short of a ma
Mr. Gordon Gardner has accepted
a position as salesman for Mr. H. H.
Sanders of Edgefield.
Mrs. Sallie Strom of the Reho
both section ?peni several days last
week with her daughter, Mrs.. John
Next Friday night, Dec. 15th,
there will be a party at the home of
Mr. Uaile Holston for the benefit
of the Antioch School. At this
party all the girls, both young and
old, yes,, pretty and ugly, will be
sold, at one do?'ar per capita. This
will indeed be a cheap sale, besides
there will be other amusements and
a^j?ho attend will be highly^ en
tertained. Everybody is very cor
dially invited.. Mr. Holston's home
is one mile from Antioch on the
farm lands, and will move to our
town in the near future. We wel
come all good citizen?.
Mrs. Carrie Tompkins, who has
occupied the Marsh residence, we
understand will occupy the resi
dence of T. G. Talbert vacated by
Mr. J. M. Minor.
Miss Martha Dorn who has beenv
staying some time in Spartanburg
with her sister, Mrs. Bussey, hat, re
Mr. Dan A. Bell who is an en
thusiastic young Mason will repre
sent Park8ville lodge No. 199 this
week in Charleston in the Grand ?
Lodge, which meets to-morrow,
Tuesday, the 12th inst.
Hon. T. G. Talbert filled the ap
pointment of Rev. T.1 H. Garrett at
Modoc yesterday in the absence of
the pastor. Lay preachers are very '
useful and are getting quite com
mon. Every pastor likes to have one
or two of them living around loose,
when he wishes to take a little trip,
or is providentially hindered.
Geo. Hill's boy, we learn is dan
gerously cut by another negro boy
without malice, mean liquor we
guess being the instigation, or in
legal terms "being instigated of the
Mr. Luther Stone of the C. <fc W.
C. railroad, spent Sunday with his
mother, Mrs. Virginia Stone, of our
We are glad to report the little
grand son of Mr. and Mrs. Eb
Cartledge, who was quite sick last.
week, as much improved.
We are informed that Capt, Sim,.
Adams of Modoo, will return to his
first love, and move back to Parks-.
ville in a few days.
Mr. Wade Hampton Parks of
prosperous Plum Branch visited,
friends in Parksville Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parks are
down on a visit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. E. T. Christian, Mrs.
Miss Nannie Drennan of Verdery
is on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harv
Drennan at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Parks.
$10.00 black dress overcoats that
look like $35.00 value, also have
gray and brown, all wool at $12.60.
Write F. G. MERTINS 854 Br<?a4
stree, Augusta, Ga.