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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1912
PLUM BRANCH ROADS.
* Roads Not Worked in Several j
Years. Edgefield Regrets to
Give Plum Branch to
Brother Miras: After along rest
.we have been compelled from the
force of circumstances to invade,
your sanctum once more before we
take our exit and go to the happy
hunting grounds of Greenwood'
county, where mayhap or in some
way or by or in some mysterious
way be wonderfully benefitted. It
may be that we will jump out of the
~B frying pan into the fire. Two
months ago if. the Supervisor had
worked straight on through our ter-1
ff1 ritory as was his duty, I believe the
majority of our people would have
signed a petition to have Teraained
in Edgefield, but the die id cast and
nothing will ever induce them to
return to their first love unless the
good people of Edgefield impeach
the man that occupies the supervi
sor's office. I am not competent or
capable with my limited English to
find words to express what I think
would be justice in the premises.
Our roads have not been work d
as they should have been since Mr.
Blocker had them worked. He car
ried Self's plans out and gave our
roads an*up-to-date working.
- Mr. Editor, it is a scandal and
disgrace to Edgefield county tu
come and drive over our roads. We
had good roads some years back
but alas where we had i unds we only
K- h eve trails and bad ones at that. I
remember the time when you could
drive two wagons abreast and room
to spare while now there are but
few plaoes that one vehicle can pass
another without one of them driv
ing two wheels into the ditch for
the other to pass. There are bill
.ides where the ditches are so deep
and the road so narrow that one ve
hicle must of necessity wait at t he
foot of the hill until the one coming,
passes bim before he can proceed.
Now, in conclusion, can such roads
he called public highways; not by
any means. We have paid our mon
?y and have not received a penny's
worth for three years. Our people
want their money or its equivalent
and the only way that ii left them
is to go as they voted. Many of our
people are loath .to leave old Edge
field aod some iew of them that
voted to go out weald rather remain,
but, as I said in .the outset, the die
is cast and we ase not responsible.
I have bees informed that some of
the best men in Edgefield talked to:
the supervisor and "tried to get him
to work our roads if he did nothing
more than to clean out the ditches
and fill the worst holes with rock,
and he refused to do anything.
If we had elected John Blocker
and held on to him we would have
aoted wisely, and we had another
good man. Mr. Ree? and we or the
majority left him out. I know that
I have many good friends in old ;
Edgefield and if we go into Green-;
weod I will still have that kindred
feeling for them and I am sure of
the same kindred feeling from them
Brother Mims, pardon me for
thia lengthy letter and I will prom
ise to do better in the future.
Plum Branch, S. C.
Either Auditor J. R. Timmer
man or his representative will be at
the following places next week for
the put pose of taking tax returns
Roper's, Monday Jan. 15.
Meriwether, Tuesday Jan, 10.
Collier, Wednerday Jan. 17.
Red Hill, Thursday Jan. 18.
Clark's Hill, Friday Jan. 19.
Modoc, Saturday Jan. 20.
On account of the very heavy
rain, the W. C. T. U. meeting
could not be held at the home of
Mrs. J. L. Mims Monday after
noon. The meeting will be held at
the Methodist church Sunday after
noon. The same program will be
carried out that was announced for
Monday afternoon. The debate,
"Resolved that corporal punish
ment is necessary 'n the training of
children," will be strongly present
ed on both sides. The mothers of
Edgefield and all ladies who are in
terested are cordially invited to at
tend the meeting.
NEW YEAR AT ANTIOCH.
New Plans Being Made. Mr.
danton Sick. Saw Mill In
Here's hearty New Year greetings
to the entire Advertiser force and
all its 8,000 readers!
Yesterday was the prettiest day
of all the glad new year. The light
snow-fall of Saturday night seemed
to give a silvery drapery to the sun
shine, making everything beautiful
and the atmosphere pure. But too
quick to give place to another hard
rain during last night and this
morning it is still pouring down.
Our farmers are busy getting eve
rything in readiness for another
?crop. New plans are being made,
new hands are being employed,
some moving in and some moving
out. A great necessary preparation
is the supply of cord wood that is
being split in the woods which will
make good seasoned stove wood for
Mr. Frank West has moved his
saw mill to the Dean woods just
between the church and Mr. Henry
Eubanks, all the timber in those
woods will be sawed and the woods
cleared and a part, if not all the
"new ground," will be cultivated
by. Mr. Eubanks who purchased this
land from Mr. West during last
Miss Leila Kemp spent several
days during the holidays at the
hour of Vr. T. B. Quarles.
I urtha Brunson, who has
bt,. . .ng all her relatives here,
returned to her home in Augusta
Miss Mari? and Mr. Roy Tal
bert visited at their grand-mother's,
Mrs..S. J). Jones, during the holi
Mr. Wayman and Miss Cornelia
I Curley visited at Ridge Spring last
Mrs. H ?le Rolston spent several
dsyb last week with her sister, Mrs.
Pearce Thomas, of 'the Cleora sec
Mr. Pet Talbert, accompanied by
hi? sister, Miss Minnie, visited at
their brother's, Mr. Lester Talbort's,
a few.days last week.
We regret to report that Mr.
Ben Glan ton hasn't been at all well
for the past three weeks, but is not
confined to his bed.
Mr..N. D. Robertson visited in
the Trenton-Johnston section last
week, stopping with Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Dobey, also at Mr. Tandy
We hope that the voters of this
district will not forget the election
for the two mill levy for school
purposes which will be held at the
school bouse next Saturday.
The Woman's Mission Society
will meet next Saturday afternoon
at 3 o'clock at the church. All the
ladle* are urged to be prese.it.
Red Hill School Heard From.
. Dear Advertiser: The Christmas
holidays being over our Behool be
gan Monday. Quite a number of the
pupils were kept away on account
of whooping cough. We hope that
they will soon be well and back at
their studies again.
The condition of the roads has
considerably interfered with our
going to church and Sunday school.
The union meeting convened at
Antioch last Saturday. The attend
ance^ account of the weather, was
small, but the meeting was full of
interest. We spent a pleasant day at
the hospitable home of Mr. Lester
Mr. C. M. Mellichamp with his
mother and sister moved from our
town to Edgefield last week. It
was with much regret that their
many friends gave them up.
Mr. Ernestt Quarles made a busi
ness trip to Augusta this week.
Mr. R. M. Johnson is building
a house for Mr. Marion Quarles. As
soon as the house is completed he
with his family will move h^re from
Johnston. A hearty welcome awaits
Mr. Quarles when he come!, back to
his old home.
If this scribbling does not find
its way to the waste basket, I will
Cold Spring, S. C.
Farm For Sale: In Ridge sec
I tion, Ask for free list.
? Johnston, S. C. Y. May.
Miss Black Wins Monitor's Pia
no. Death of Mr. San di vcr.
One Negro Killed An
Mr. Semraie Asbell and Miss
Ethel Rhoden were married on
Thursday evening last at the Luther
an parson acre, by Rev. P. E. Monroe.
The wedding was a surprise to their
numerous friends, and good wishes
are extended them. They are domi
ciled at the groom's home near
lu the piano contest which was
being run by the News-Monitor,
Miss Pearl Black of Wards, was
the winner, securing the greatest
number of votes. Miss Marie Ow
dom, of Meeting Street, came sec
ond and was given the gold watch.
A number of other premiums were
given during the race to stimulate
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Quattlebaum
are at home from a visit to their
daughter, at Summerville.
Mr. C. A. Austin, of Augusta,
spent last week here with Mr. J.
Mrs. B. F. Landrum returned to
Florence on Thursday, after a two
weeks' visit to relatives.
Miss Alma Woodward has re
turned from a visit to Beech Is
The members of the woman's
missionary society, of the Baptist
church observed the past we*k as a
week of prayer ?od 'their offering to
foreign missions was tl00.
Master Edward Parrish gave a
birthday dinner 'last week to some
of his young friends, and all enjoy
ed helping him .make merry the
day. The birthday feast was a royal
Mrs. W. J.. Hatcher entertained
on Monday evening in compliment
to her niece Miss Natalie Hollings
wor?u_Q?__ Atlanta, and a spirited
of amusement. I)elicious refresh*]
ments were served daring the latter
part of the eveniuor.
Misses Wise, of.jBatesburg,"have
been the guests of Miss Emma Wat
kins, and on a Saturday a few
friends enjoyed a delightful dining
in their honor.
Miss Sara Stevens entertained a
party of young folks on Wednesday
of last week.
Miss Mary Adams, of Abbeville,
is the guest of Miss Nelle Scott.
Mr. O. D. Black, traveling sales
man for R. M. Hughes & Co., of ,
Louisville, Ky., and earrying a line
of Monogram Vinegar, stands again
at the head as one of the firm's best
salesmen, his year's sales amount
ing up to near $12,000.
Mr. and Mrs. Allie Kinnaird and
Miss Eleanor, of Edgefield were
visitors here recently.
Mrs. Chas. Early has returned to
Florence after a visit to the home
of her father, Mr. William Batcher.
Mr. Frank S. Bland entertained
with a dinner for a few of his gen
tlemen friends one evening last
week and this occasion proved a
source of much pleasure for each
one. Present with him were Messrs.
W. E. and James LaGrone, J. How
ard Payne, Julian and Avery Bland.
The grocery store of Thomas
Cherry, colored, was robbed on last
Sunday evening, the thief breaking
a hole in the large plate glass. His
store is not on Main street, within
the beat of the night watchman, so
it was easy to gain an entrance. The
only articles taken, as far as could
be noticed, were 3 box of gun shells
and fruits. Later in the week it was
discovered that the young negro
boys were the culprits, and they
were immediately dealt with at the
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Smith have
returned to Keysville, Ga., alter a
week's stay with the latter's father,
Mr. Pope Perry.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Pecbman have
returned from a week's visit to rela
tives in Barnwell.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Pittman
have boen the guests of relatives
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wright and
Master William are at home from
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher and Natalie
Hollingsworth visited in Columbia
during the week.
Miss Marion Boatwright, of At
lanta, is the guest of her sister,
Mrs. J. E. Swearingen.
Mrs. Will Rhoden and children
have returned from Covington, Ga.,
Ho? Thoa. H. Rainsford
after a wsit to the former's parents.
Miss lath Shaw left on Monday
for Paglas Mill to resume her du
ties as teacher in the graded school.
Miss ?aud Sawyer has gone to
Camden;/to visit her brother Mr.
Frank ;|awyer, and Miss Gladys
Sawyer^ the guest of friends in
Mr. aid Mrs. L. T. Seigler, of
Aiken, shd Mrs. Belle Shealey, of
Glover??ille, have been guests at the
home ?Mr. W. R. Kidson.
Mr. atd Mrs.J, G. Mobley enter-)
taine?) $ number of friend? on
Wednesday of last week, their mar-j
ried fnfei ds enjoying the hospitali- j
ty of thehome from ihefaourd of ll
to 1 o'ckck; and from 6 to 8 o'clock,
they had their young friends with
On lad Monday e^HuMLl
while a party of neg
gambling, there having beensome'
hard feeling existing between them
prior to the killing. -Yidgett left
soon after, and has not been'seen
. Mr. and Mrs. Claud Hedgepath,
of Greensboro, N. C., and Miss I
Eunice Cates, of Augusta, spent |
Saturday with Mrs. J. H. White.
Mn. Goldsby, of Cross Hill, who
had charge of the 4th grade in che
high school here, will not return for
this year's terra. Miss Daisy Brock
ington, of Lancaster, who taught
here i years ago, has been elected
to fill her place.
Mrs. Alice Gjiry, of Bartow, Fla.,
is expected this week to visit rela
Mrs. E. A. Schnell, of Green
wich, Conn., and Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh Ivy, of Evans, Ga., are guests
at the home of their mother, Mrs.
Mr. M. Sand if er died at his home
here on Friday evening, after a
short illness of pneumonia, and his
death was a shock to the town, as
he was out with his friends on Sat
urday previous. About 6 years ago,
Mr. Sandifer came here to reside
from Bamberg, and during these
years he has proved himself a -true
and upright man, and was a mem
ber of the Baptist church. Besides )
his widow he leaves 5 children who
will sadly miss a devoted father's)
love and care. He also leaves sever
al sisters and a brother, Mrs.
Jordan, of this place being a sister.
The funeral sen ices were conduct
ed on Sunday afternoon at the Mt.
Olives cemetery by Dr. W. S. Dor
set, after which the body was laid
to rest. The Masons paid tribute to
their departed brother by attending
in a body.
B.Y. P. U. and Baraca Elect
Officers. W. O. W. Camp
Yesterday, Sunday,was the pretti
est day of the year in fact no day
in any year could have been prettier;
the sun shining brightly after hav
ing hidden his face for days,and the
earth covered with beautiful white
snow, which is always taken as an
emblem of purity. "Wash me" says
the Psalmist, "and I shall be whiter
.LEGA TION TO
than snow." On top of Mt. Everet,
the highest mountain peak in the
world, there amid the perpetual
whiteness of the coutiuuous snows
of centuries, there is said to be a
tablet, erected by some aspiring
soul with the above words: "Wash
me and 1 shall b<i whiter than
The joys occasioned yesterday by
the brightness of old Sol's effulgent
splendor, caused many worshippers
to wend their way to the church
for divine worship, and they were
well repaid, for the Rev. T. H.
Garrett preached one of the best
and most . appropriate sermons I
ever heard, and I have been hearing
s ' rm on * since I can first remem
ber. His text was in the 5th chap
ter of Ephesians, ''Redeeming the
time."The value,of time, the pre
ciousness of lime, time casted and
. ..= connected with this
oT?s io^p^i^-\^r?i^Vil :
the very little, that is left to many
of us, fo? we, truly,-aTe-'-as "grass
fouis eut down and withereth
away." Tt?&good meeting was just
adjourned, when ?cusiderablo com
motion and some excitement was
oaused by the announcement thal 1
fight was in the church yard, whith
er all repaired in haste. The fact
that the engagement was between
two old ladies, and they our most
active and efficient church workers,
added no little to the concern with
which all ri: died out to see the
fight. It was indeed a ficht to the
finish for we saw it with our own
eyes. Men, even good men, fall out
and fight, which is mortifying in
the extreme, but when our women,
and our best women engage, and
that at church, why the scene beg
gars description and we refrain.
But I would b2 recreant to the
truths of history did I not relate
facts, hence this narative; but they
fought with snow balls.
Last Tuesday night was a big
time in W. O. W. circles, when the
following officers were publicly in
stalled as follows: W. N. Edmunds,
con. cora. ; Dan A. Bell, advisor
lieut. ; D. N. Dorn, banker; W. M.
Robertson, clerk; J. H. Elkins, es
cort; C. A. Parks, watohman; D. A.
J. Bell, physician; Eugene McDon
ald, sentry; Capt. M. W. James,
manager. Good speeches were made
to our wives and children by the
new officers, while the entertain
ment committee served them with
refreshments. Good music by a
string band composed of Messrs.
J. H. Elkins, H. H. Freeman, J.
H. Stone, Claud Young and Jack
Messrs. Walter McDonald, John
Josie Dorn and Watson Talbert
have all returned to their respective
colleges intent on hard work for the
Mr. T. G. Talbert, Jr., a son of
"old T. G." of our town, who is
taking a high stand in the South
Carolina-University, after a visit to
home folks for a fortnight has re
sumed his Btudies in Columbia.
Mrs. Addie Bell Parks and little
James, Jr., returned to their
adoptee home in Augusta yesterday.
Miss Pearl Thurmond after a
visit of two weeks at the homes of
Messrs. Geo. Parks and J. A. Harv
ley returned home Sunday.
Mrs. Fannie L. Middleton and
the author of Bob Strom's mar
riage ceremony, L. G. Bell, visited
Hon. M. P. Wells
Hon. J, H. Courtney
relatives and friends in Parksville
last Saturday. They returned to
their home in Meriwether Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bussey of
Spartanburg, after a pleasant stay
with the family of Mrs. L. F. Dorn,'
returned to their Spartanburg home
Mrs. J. A. Djbey left Parks
ville Saturday for ber home in
Johnston after a pleasant stay of
two weeks at the home of her moth
er, Mrs. L. F. Dorn.
Mr. D. A. Bell of.our town spent
a pleasant day and night in Green
wood last week visiting at the
jbome of Mr. P. T. Faa?kner.
Mr. R. S. Ridlehoover and little
step-son, Diok .Blackwell, made a
flying trip last. Saturday to Mt.
Carmel to visit relatives.
Mr. Pres? Blackwell, one of our
merchants, has moved from the
Talbert cottage on Main street to
the residence of Mrs. W. T. Holley
Mr. IxcrdW TSTacTcwen - iro^
Doable Branch?e, Ga., will in a few
days move into the cottage vacated
by Mr. Press Blackwell.
Oar school here under the man
agement of Prof. West and Miss
Et heredge resumed work last Toes
day^They are not only doing good
work ur^5 school but are helpful
in our Christian work.
The B. Y. P. XT &^
iaed last night and the following
officers were elected for the ensaing
year: W. M. Robertson, president;
T. G. Talbert, vice-president and
D. N. Dorn, secretary and treasur
Our Baraca class was also re
organized on yesterday with W.
M. Robertson, president; James G.
Parks, vice president; Prof. West,
secretary, ansi D. N. Dorn, treasur
A meeting of the stockholders of
the Parksville bank is called for to
morrow. The bank is in a prosper
ous condition notwithstanding the
low price of cotton.
lam informed that Mr. E. G.
Morgan, Jr., has been elected grand
Sachem of Morgantown. Although
a young man, he beat his father,
the ex-sage of Faifa, ?now the sage
of Parksville, on the grounds that
he was the only one of the tribe but
what had taken to the woods. All
the other Morgans, father and
brothers, had moved off to return
to their first love, the home of their
birth, except himself, who had re- -
mained true to the hills of Parks
ville, therefore he won out on the
first round. Watch Morgantown
grow under the new administration.
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