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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27.1912
Rev. T. H. Garrett Gone to
Prosperity. J. C. Stone Elect
ed Mayor. Dr. Cody
More Anon is overwhelmed by
the kind expressions of "Shut-in" of
week before last, and "M. W. H."
of last week. He is so used to being
unkindly criticised, although ab
solutely indifferent, being conscious
of his integrity, that words of com
mendation from those who have
not bent the knee to Baal, and have
the backbone to speak their convic
tion, have a soothing, if not a mu
sical sound. God bless yon my
friends, and pity some of our spine
less Christians! who are trying to
carry religion under one arm, and a
jug of whiskey under the other. But
you can't deceive others, though
you may succeed in deceiving your
selves. For "whatsoever a man
8oweth that shall he also reap," and
the fruits as well as the corrupt and
vulgar tongue betrayeth you. Bul
dozing threats should haveno ter
ror for the Christian, but he should
rather fear Him who is able to des
troy both soul and body.
In this connection, Mr. Editor,
allow me to pull my hat to Dr.
Cody, editor of the Baptist Courier
in his editorials of last week against
lawlessness, and spinelessness in'
general. Dr. Cody is a man. If we
had enough such men, who would
stand for the law in deed, as well
as in word, South Carolina would
be redeemed from the reign of law
lessness which seems to be prevail
ing from the chief executive down.
We bei;eve in obeying official
orders, as rule, but allow me to
commend Messrs. Demps Morgan,
Tom Cartledge, Jim Coleman, W.
W. Fowler and others for filling
np mud holes in the face of official
commands not to do so. But for
these patriotic efforts without money
and without price, we could hardly
go at all. We commend their public
spirit, and as has already been said,
do not believe an Edgefield jury
would convict them.
The annual election for officers of
this town came off last Tuesday
with the following results: J. C.
Stene, Mayor; T. M. Seigler, H. H.
FOP th? Rest
Against a Du]
"I Ute the Hand
Each machine sold under an
IRON CLAD GUARANTEE.
Everthing automatic and self
A child can operate and get
perfect results, can't cut the
strop or turn the. point, strops
even and produces an even and
velvet edge. You are assured of
a smooth, cool and refreshing
shave, and insured against pull
ing and scratching, burning and
itching skin after shaving.
The difference is the FROWN
OF AGONY, and the SMILE OF
Over 250,OnO sold and not a dis
satisfied customer. Once used
always praised. Costs little more
than-the hand strop, GU ARN Ali
TEED FOR LIFE. Price -$3.
Mail orders promptly filled,
full particulars on request. Sub
agents wanted in all unoccupied
O. P. BRIGt
Freeman, J. W. Christian and C.
Rev. T. H. Garrett and family
left this town for their new home
in Prosperity, Newberry county
last week. Mr. Garrett wishes The
Advertiser to follow him to his new
Reports from the matrimonial
bureau are encouraging and not
withstanding the cold weather and
lateness of the spring, orange blos
soms are expected in Parksville next
Thursday. Full report next week.
A regular communication of
Parksville lodge was held Saturday
last at which meeting our popular
R. F. D. carrier, Mr. C. A. Parks
was made an entered apprentice.
In call conference -yesterday of
the B?ptist church, the following
delegates were appointed to the
union meeting which convenes at
Modoc next Saturday and Sunday:
Col. W. J. Talbert, J. C. Morgan,
J. M. Bussey, J. E. Bell, T. G.
Talbert. It was announced tbat the
Rev.^Mr. McManaway, representing
the home mission board would be
with the union of the 3rd division
at Modoc Saturday, and with the
union of the 2nd division, which
convenes at Rehoboth on Sunday.
Mrs. Mary Jennings whom we
all call ''Madie ma" spent the week
end with Mrs. Ridlehoover and Mrs.
Miss Carrie Moultrie was the
guest Sunday of Miss Martha Bell.
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Christian
visited last week their daughter
Mrs. Frank Parks at Mt. Carmel.
Mr. R. S. Ridlehoover in speak
ing of bad roads tells us that a
chicken mired up and was rescued
from the rand up in White
Town on the road leading from
Plum Branch to Rehoboth. These
people would appreciate a split-log
drag, but our county is too poor to
afford it; and what can't be helped,
must be endured.
We had for just one week, and
Mrs. "Anon" got the old gentleman
into her garden, and put him to
work. We noticed that a few of our
farmers got in a day or two plough
ing io their farm?: i..,
We are sorry to report the sick
ness of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Prince
of Effie. We hope for a speedy re
The trains to and from Augusta
got through for the first time Satur
of Your Life W
ll Razor, Old St;
Strop" "j ? "I Use t!
For Sale by
T. E. MINER,
Plum Branch, S. C.
G. W. LONG,
Troy, S. C.
J. S. BLACK,
Aiken, S. C.
J. B. WATSON,
Wards, S. C.
D. W. MILLER,
Batesburg, S. ,C.
ON DISPLAY AT
DORN & MIMS,
P2dgefield, S. C.
IT, Gen. Agent, Ed
PLUM BRANCH NEWS.
High School Flourishing. Extra
Tax Levied. New Bank
Opens March 30th. W.
C. T. U. Organized.
(Written for last week.)
Yesterday, the third Sunday of
March, was a beautiful day, and
was very much enjoyed by our peo-(
pie after so many gloomy rainy
Sundays. The Sunday school at the
Baptist church was* unusually well
attended, and Bro. B. H. Coving
ton of the Methodist church had a
good congregation to hear him
preach on the theme, "The kingdom
of heaven." Since so many of our
joople are fair weather church
goers, how we do long for all Sun
days to be like this!
Saturday before was also a beau
tiful day, and brought to our peo
ple the opportunity of placing the
Plum Branch high school upon a
better financial basis by voting on
an extra two mills tax. Out of forty
five votes cast, only three were cast
against it. It is gratifying to see our
people waking up to the value of a
good school in the community. It is
commendable in our people that they
established a good high school before
they did a bank. The bank is good
for a town, and our new bank is to
be opened for business March 30th,
but it is in no sense to be compared
to a good school in estimating the
value of a community's assets; and
your humble scribe hopes that this
is only a beginning of good efforts
that this community will put forth
in behalf of her sohool. Our red
hills are fairly covered with bright
eyed boys and girls who are to be
trained for life, and there are few
communities where school work can
be made more effective. Our school
has been running on the two o'clock
session plan like the other up-to
date graded schools and high schools
of the state, and our people are corn
day, on /t^cptmt of. the damage rio
the bridge by high water at Wood
lawn. For one week our mail had
to go around by Columbia, Spartan
burg and Laurens. We are so glad
once more to be in touch with Au
gusta. More Anon.
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gef?eld, S. C.
Chi?djren's Chapter Organized.
Re-tt and Mrs. E. C. Bailey
J? Johnston. Ten to
A ^children's chapter, D. of C.,
waa'?rganized Saturday afternoon,
wilhrMiss Edith Coleman as leader,
and they are much enthused and a
largW-band was ready to join. The
officers elected were, president, Miss
Fannie Pratt Andrews; Mr. Beverly
Eppjfc 1st vice president; Miss
Nell Beckham, 2nd vice president;
Mids Annie Crouch, secretary; Miss
Helen Lewis, treasurer; Miss Bessie
Ford Turner, historian. The name
of the chapter will be "The Ange
lineBacon chapter," named for the
oldest D. of C. member in the
county, Mrs. Angeline Bacon, wid
ow'-of the late Col. Bacon. ?he is
'.il years of age.
The beautiful monument with
v 1 jj^fbi the Mary Ann Buie chapter
w?L honor the memory of the Con
federate heroes has been erected,
ami will be veiled until April 19th,
at which time the unveiling will
tal?e place, appropriate exercises
being arranged for by a committee.
Mr. John Hoyt made a trip to
Graniteville during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Carson, of
Batesburg, were guests at the home
of Mr. P. C. Stevens during the
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Thayer, of
Ridge, spent Tuesday and Wednes
day here with friends.
The graduating class of 1912 of
the Johnston high school is com
posed of 1 young ladies, Misses An
toinette Denny, Helen Lewis, Sue
Timmerman, Dorothy Williams,
Eula Satcher, Kathleen Hart and
Fannie Pratt Andrews, and 3 young
gentlemen, Messrs. Stanton Lott,
Robert Kenny and Beverly Eppe?.
Mr. Garland Coleman left last
week for St. Louis, where he ac
cepted a position.
P. Timmerman, of ?ates
fcfSft Vlsi ted his-sister, Mrs. A.P.
Lewis during the week.
Mrs. Frank Williams and Miss
Orlena Cartledge spent Wednesday
last in Augusta.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Turner, Miss
Zena Payne, Frances and Bessie
Ford Turner and Mr. Wallace Tur
ner motored over to Augusta, Mon
! The Sunday school training class
I held here during last week at the
, Baptist church closed on Tuesday
evening with an address by Dr. Z.
|T. Cody, of Greenville. Rev. J. D.
j Moore, state secretary was here dur
ing the entire week, and gave valua
ble instruction in the work, and the
chart explanations were of great
value. There were 21 that took the
course and the presentation of the
diplomas or recognition service will
be held at a later date. Another
course of study will follow this
soon. The attendance at the con
ference, from the different churches
in the association was not what had
been hoped for.
On last Tuesday evening, Misses
Alma and Bertha Woodward enter
tained in compliment to their guest,
Miss Lila Glover. Progressive Heart
Dice was played and at the conclu
sion, Mr. Earle Smith's score card
bore the highest number, and he was
given the prize, which he presented
ing to see its superior merits, and
we hope that the all-day drag method
is a thing of the past in our school.
Miss Roena Shaner, national or
ganizer of the W. C. T. U. address
ed our people at the Baptist church
on socond Sunday night, and effect
ed an organization.
The friends of Jack Reynolds
will sympathize with him in the
loss of his father on March 4th.
Jack Sanders has moved into the
house . recently vacated by C. P.
H. Banks, J. W. Blackwell, Jas
per White, C. Y. D. Freeland, at
tended court at Edgefield as jury
Mrs. H. Banks has returned home
after a ten days stay with her chil
dren at Hodges.
Miss Mae Roper and Miss Ello
ree Anderson dined with Mrs. T. E.
Rev. W. P. Meadows, presiding
elder of the Cokesbury district, held
the quarterly meeting of this circuit
with: the Methodist church here on
the second Sunday and Saturday be
fore, preaching two sermons.
to the honoree. Following the game,
a salad course was served, with
sweets and lastly confections.Dainty
boutonni?res of violets were at each
Miss Mamie Lake spent a few
days of the past week here, with
Miss Marion Lott, who has a po
sition in Augusta, visited at the
borne of her parents last week.
Mrs. W. L. Coleman received. a
telegram on last Friday stating the
extreme illness of her sister, Mrs.
Mary Ryals at her home in Savan
nah. She left on the evening's tram
to attend her bedside.
Mr. and Mrs. Brunson, of Augus
ta, spent Sunday at the home of
the latter's brother, Dr. J. A. Dobey.
Rev. and Mrs. E. C. Bailey and
family, of Timmonsville, S. C., ar
rived on Tuesday and will fipend a
few days at the home of Mr. J. W.
Marsh. Mr. Bailey is the new pas
tor of the Presbyterian church here,
as well as at Trenton and Edgefield
and the latter named town, will be
his home. cAt an early date a wel
come servi e will be given Mr.
Bailey, and will be participated in
by the l^cal ministers.
Mr. Henry Forest, o ne of Salu
da's prosperous farmers, started a
load of cotton here recently. After
waiting at the market for an un
reasonably long time, without the
cotton coming in, he decided to re
trace his steps and found the cause.
After going a few miles he found
the darkies with the colton bales
scattered and fighting fire. It is
supposed some one must have been
smoking, and the wind fanned the
sparks into blazes.
Miss Birdie Watson, of Ridge,
spent last week with Mrs. L. C.,
Pine Grove School. jjgflj
Mr. Editor: If I am not imposingJ
on. good nature, I will enclose you j
a short letter from our school.. jMy j
brother and I go to school m a -b
gy every day.
Our school is taught by J?faa
E. Thurmond, and we ajC2ffiU
on fine in our studies andl?^WHB
teacher very much. Our school isn't
very large but we enjoy being to
gether. So far we have escaped
measles and mumps and all the sick
people in our community are better
We had preaching at Red Oak
Grove church last first Saturday and
Sunday by Rev. G. W. Bussey.
Mrs. George Dorn and Ruby united
with the church by letter.
Mr. G. D. Mims has purchased a
' touring car, the first one in our
neighborhood. He has been unable
to bring it home on account of bad
Mrs. Cullum of Columbia, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Luther
We are looking forward to April
the 19th, and hope we can attend
the rally at the S. C. C. I.
I am twice six and have finished
the fifth grade.
Sand Rock School.
Dear Advertiser: As I have just
finished reading so many nice let
ters, from other schools, I thought
I would give you a few dots from
Our school is progressing nicely,
under the management of Miss Mag
In spite of the bad weather our
attendance has been good.
We have fourteen pupils, and our
last month's attendance was an
average of 13-3 10.
Misses Mattie Lou Coleman and
Maggie Winn, were the guests o f
Mies Alta Lou Mayson Monday
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Mayson have
moved from near Edgefield to the
Mrs. W. P. Winn is spendin g
this week with her son, Mr. Will
Mr. Joe B. Gilchrist made a fly
ing trip to Augusta recently. What's
up Joo B. ?
Mrs. R. M. Winn and little son
Carroll have recovered from an at
tack of measles.
Messrs. T. C. and W. A. Winn
are kept quite busy at carpenter's
Best wishes to the dear old Ad
Callison, S. C. R. F. D. 1.
Dr. M. D. Jeffries Presents
Strong Reasons Why Dis
pensary Should Not Be
Editor of The Edgefield Advert?
I have sent the following to the
Chronicle and shall be glad to
have it appear also in your paper:
I Dear Chronicle: I have read with
interest what you wrote last week
about the re-establishment o?jjg*
dispensary in Edgefield. The coaa
:y tried it, found it a vJ?^??t
abolished it; the good state
South Carolina originated * it,':ga
it a fair trial, but its graft ;?'ud vicie '
made the state such a stenoh io her
own nostrils, and those . Of. #tber
sister slates, that she wiped the dis
pensary out. Will our gofjb citi
zens consent "ta it* re-establish
I have heard two reasons given
for the dispensary: It is better than
the blind tiger, mi? that if it ie
sold, the town had as well get the
It ft Better .'Than the Blin d Tiger?
Does lej?&zing vice make it bet
ter;-dpes ?t^n^t make it worse?
Regulation^js not regulate any
betted than'prohibition prohibits.
Blind tigers,^a?b still running in
Biriningpam. 'Ala. since they voted
back Ihe^salcons, so it is reported,
and drunkenness is far worse.
Credible witnesses tell me that
there were blind tigers in Euge-,
field wh?? jim had the dispensary,
that they bought the whiskey frem
the dispensary and sold it nights
and jsnnoays; that your jail, was
full thep; it is practically empty
now. Does anybody claim that the
dispensary in Columbia hau done
away with the blind tigers?
Figures tell the story that we are
'selling in Edgefield only a fraction
of the whiskey that was sold by the
dispensary. We will all agree that
mi least sold, the better, whether
If blind tiger or dispensary. ' With
$ur drunkards,-poor fellews-to
help, our boys and sober men to
protect from temptation, our wo
men to save from the curse of
drinking husbands, and a lower
race about us, made fiends by
drink,-it ii the ?jart of wisdom
for every g-ood citizen to keep the
whiskey sold among us down to the
least quantity possible.
Surely, nobody wants to build up
the whiskey trade in Edgefield. I
have been digging np some figures.
From the most reliable sources I
find that there is shipped into Edge*
field through the regular channels,
about 1800 gallons a year. Grant
that as much more is brought in by
hand; that makes 3600 gallons?
enough to be sure. But an ex-offi
cial of the dispensary tells me, that,
ona fair estimate the dispensary
sold 75 gal lc ns per day for 315
working days, making 23,450 gal
lons for the year. Do we want oar
whiskey business multiplied by
more -than seven times with all it?
accompanying danger, shame, sor
row and ruin? Would it not be
better for our town government to
offer a reward of 150.00 or $100.00
for every conviction for illegal sell
ing, and pay the reward out of
heavy fines? Then perhaps as mea
now sell simply for the dollars
there is in it, some others would
detect and prosecute for the dollars
there would be in it.
As to Revenue for the Town From the
If that's the game, why not a
lottery, as Louisiana did, until the
world and the United States Gov
ernment put her tx) shame? Or
why not let the town establish a big
assignation house? It would pay, /
and we could build roads, improve
our streets and improve our schools,
on the virtue of our women and
shame of our men. A town promo
ting vice for revenue! Fellow
citizens, that is what you would
havejto do if you should get reve
nue from a dispensary. The 3600
gallons, now sold by blind tigers,
more than enough, weall know
and that ought to be stopped, would
produce very little revenue after
paying expenses. If we go into
the dispensary business for revenue,
we must build it up to where it was
before or mor e, and bear
in mind, the blind tiger, will
still be selling about as they
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