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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10,1912
PLANS FOR REUNION.
'M. L. Bonham Ceming. Picnic |
Dinner. Letter of Thanks.
A Very Pleasant Meet
On Tuesday afternoon of last
week, the local chapter D. of C
held their regular monthly histori
cal and business meeting at the
home of Mrs. R. L. Dunovant, and
an interesting program was carried
out. A paper on the battle of Shi
lob prepared by Mrs. W. L. Duno
vant was read by Mrs. A. A. Wood
son, and an article on the life of
Gen. J. E. B. Stuar : was read by
Mrs. J. W. Peak. M rs. Dunovant,
(the hostess, accorded gracions hos
pitality to all the guests, and elabo
rate refreshments were served. Mrs.
Susan B. Hill very capably presided
in th9 absence tho president.
A letter of appreciation from
which the following is quoted, was
j read from Mrs. 17. R. Brooks,
president of the M. C. Butler chap
ter of Columbia:
"Your kind letter with check en
closed for $16 was received today,
and I don't know how to thank the
Edgefield chapter and the Dixie
auxiliary for such a generous dona
tion towards General Butler's por
trait. We were so glad to share
with Edgefield the honor of pre
sen ling this picture. Hoping to
meet yo? in Johnston on the 9th of
The arrangements for Memorial
Day on May 10th were discussed at
length, and it was decided that the
Memorial exercises would be ob
served at the Baptist church, and
the dinner served on the grounds
contiguous. The lunch will be
served promptly at one o'clock,
which will consist of foll pionio ]
jaskcb and barbecued meat, ice)
>il?de and cottee. To this din- '
ferevery. veteran in Edgefield conn
is cordially invited, and their
ssenoe is most earnestly desired.
festal cards will be sent out to all,
id if any veteran does not receive
card it will either be lost in the
ail or otherwise misplaced.
The Edgefield chapter U. D. C.,
jut of the fulness of their heart,
rant every veteran to be present,
Ind they have other good things in
FOP the Rest ?
Against a Dui
'1 UM the Hand !
Each machir e sold under an
IRON CLAD GUARANTEE.
Everthing automatic and self
Achila 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,OoO seid and not a dis
satisfied customer. Once used
always praised. Costs little more
than the hand strop, GUARNAN
TEED FOR LIFE. Price $3.
Mail orders promptly filled,
full particulars on request Sub
agents wanted in all unoccupied
O. P. BRIGH
store for you besides the dinner, ns
the following letter will testify:
Mrs. J- D. Holstein,
Pres. Edgefield Ch. TJ. D. C.,
Dear Mrs. Holstein:
I have your letter inviting me
to deliver the memorial audress be
fore your cha ?ter and the veterans
May tenth. I do not know wheth
er you are aware of the fact that a
few years ago I became crippled
from the effects of a severe attack
of neuritis, and that I get about
but haltingly, on crutches. Because
of this lameness I hesitate to ac
cept invitations lest I be too much
trouble to my hosts. But this in
vitation from Edgefield is more
difficult to refuse than any which
could have come to me. It has
aroused memories of the long ago
albeit they are tinged with sadness
-which beckon me with irresisti
ble force. So if you will put up
with the inconvenience I may cause
in the matter of locomotion, and
will forgive my short comings, I
shall accept your invitation. I
shall look with pleasant anticipa
tions to this visit to my birthplace.
I have the honor to be,
Very respectfully yours,
M. L. Bonham.
The following committees will be
in charge on Memorial day.
Committee on dinner and serving:
Mesdames A. E. Padgett, W. P.
Calhoun, Agatha Woodson, D. B.
Hollingsworth, James Kennerly, C.
E. May, James DeVore, and all
other members of the chapter are
expected to be present and assist.
Committee to solicit baskets:
Mesdames F. F. Moseley, J. E.
Hart, Lovick Mirna, J. D. Holstein.
Coffee committee: Mesdames
Robert Marsh, Alice Jones, Susan
B. Hill, B. B. Jones.
Committee to make and serve
lemonade: Mrs. Hugh Nicholson
and Mrs. James Tompkins.
ie ?!'^llmM*an?^rs!MJ^hn R.
Committee OB wreaths: Mes
dames W. L. Dunovant, Willis
Duncan, J. G. Tompkins, B. B.
Jones, Herbert Smith, Aileen
Wright, R. lt. Dunovant, Abner
Broadwater, J. H. Cantelou and
Miss Marie Abney.
Committee on invitations: Mrs.
B. B. Jones and Mrs. Susan B. Hill.
The exercwes will follow at 2
of Your Life Wi
I Razor, Old Sti
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.
Olf DISPLAY AT
DORN & MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
T, Gen. Agent, Ed?
VOICE FROM CLEORA.
Mr. C. M. Williams a "Stand
Patter" Against the Dis
Mr. Editor: When I received
my Advertiser last week and saw
that so many of our Edgefield mer
chants were opposed to the re-es
tablishment of that old sour mash
dispensary in our town, it almost
made my heart jump out my throat
with pure joy, and I for one want
to thank them for the stand they
have taken against that vile and
legalized traffic in whiskey. Yes
sir, you do us an honor when you
are not willing to throw this hydra
headed evil and contemptible thing
into the faces of our boys when
they see fit to come to town and do
business with you. Yes, I want to
say more than that: It is a pleasure
for we farmers to come to your
town to attend to our personal mat
ters since the dispensary was re
moved from it. No sir, we don't
have to dodge around the
corners in order 'to keep out of the
way of a rowdy set of drunken men.
Now Mr. Editor,while I am talk
ing to and thanking our Edgefield
merchants for their manly stand
against the dispensary, I want to
say this much more to their credit,
and it is this: Twenty-one years
ago I moved to vour town and every
dollar that I have spent for myself
and the comforts of a large family
has been spent with them and with
our merchants at Cleora, and during
all this time I have not one single
complaint to make against any of
them, and I have traded more or
less with every one. I don't be
lieve that there exists in any town
a more honorable and gentlemanly
Mt ??merchante than are ?h Edge
Now Mr. Editor, I want to tell
why I am fighting the sale of whis
key in any form. In my youth it
seems to me that I had an inborn
o'clock immediately after the din
ner, so that veterans will feel per
fectly at ease to remain and hear
the address, and to be able to re
turn to their homes, if they desire,
e Insure You
fie OP Safety
Write for a sample
Writes 600 words
with one dip of
Fits any pen stock, will not
blot or spill the ink. Every
user of pen and ink should
try the "ONE DIP."
Price 25c per box of one
dozen points, ask for my
price on gross lots.
?efield, 5. C.
desire |?pr the taste of distilled
spirits ind when I looked around
me ancraaw so many men and boys
degrading themselves,blasting every
hope of-their manhood, I saw that
something must be done to save
myself Therefore I never let a
drop o?the vile stuff pass through
my lips, for 16 years and I have
been ever since doing everything
that I could in my humble way to
keep dtjwn the habit of drinking
whiskejwunong my friends.
Nowjhvant to tell what made me
a straightout prohibitionist and am
proud ol the fact that I am one. I
I woulctihrow every drop of whis
key in the very bottom of the sea
if I couf? have my way about it.
It came about in this way: After
moving to your city Edgefield, I
had a dear friend that also lived
close bjvand I noticed that he was
voting % prohibition ticket every
opportunity, and yet he would get
drunk every single time he went
into theJtown, so it puzzled me a
great deil, for I had not given this
whiskey -question much thought at
that time. One day while over in
town I an? this friend standing on
the sirefcfc full to the brim, and I
went over to where he was, put my
hand onMis shoulder and said to
him (I Mil just call him Jack):
"Look hjse, what does this mean?
Yon ytt. for prohibition every
chance 36b get and then you come
over heiland play the fool and get
drunk, make yourself sick, and suf
fer for mfa. don't understand you."
He looked me squarely in the face
with teajarin his eyes and said, "I
don't wiffi to drink whiskey. I
wonld tOWod there was not a drop
of it iolfce world. When I see
that dispensary and friends drink
ing it ?j?^und me, I just can't
resist t?||?mptation, therefore I am
trying tor vote it out of my sight,
and not r^apugh of tho people -fg^l
help 'uie^Ri do BO." I felt just
like I had not, been doing my duty
by this friend, and many others
perhaps in the same condition. So
I just took him by the arm and told
him "from this day on I am going
to help you get rid of this tempta
tion," and I have kept that promise
faithfully, and with the help of God
I expect to keep it so long as I may
Don't you think I have done
right in this matter? Yes, you are
obliged to say that I did. No man
need to tell me that it is better to
have this temptation spread ont be
fore the youth of our land. It is
not so. It cannot be so, for just as
sure as you do it, many a good man
and boy will go down with every
On another occasion just after
the dispensary was removed I was
Btanding talking with an old Con
federate friend near where the dis
pensary had been located. It was
late in the evening and it had been
his custom to get drunk evury time
he came to town. He cast a linger
ing glance at the old dispensary
building, and then made this re
mark: "I guess I will go home
sober this time. There is nothing
to drink here, and I am satisfied
that it is the best thing that could
happen for me."
Now, my good and loyal people
of old Edgefield, wont you come to
the relief of these good, but unfor
tunate men who can't resist, and
bury this dispensary so deep by
your vote against it, should the oc
casion occur, that it will never be
able to raise its head again? Yes I
believe you will.
There is no question about it, the
scarcer you make it and the harder 1
it is to get whiskey, so much the
better for every one, and less of it
will be drunk. I know other things 1
about the dispensary, enough to
make every father who loves his .
boy, ride 40 miles to vote it down, ?
should it ever come before the peo- ,
pie again, but space will not allow |
me to speak of them at this time. .
Please bear with me now, Mr. 1
Editor, justa little while longer. I ]
want to say something to the boys
around Cleora. They are noble
boys, high-toned gentlemanly boys, i
There are nene better anywhere and j
I love every one of them and would 1
not have you to go wrong. But do 1
this: If your father is a little un- ]
reasonable, and wants to vote for 1
this old sour mash dispensary, go to 1
him and ask him not to help to put 1
this temptation before yon, because 1
the time will oome if he succeeds, 1
when he will be sorry that he did <
Dispensary advocates have no ar
Celebration of The Mary Ann
Buie Chapter. Diplomas
Presented. Bakery in
On Friday evening, Misses Myr
tis and Sue Smith entertained in
honor of their visitor Miss Lila
Beard, ofJColumbia, and thier sister
Miss Ella Smith, who came over
from Columbia to spend a few days
at her home. The bright and happy
hours passed all too swiftly for the
guests, and the hostess made the
evening a memorable one for all. A
pleasant conclusion was the delect
able repast served.
The 16th anniversary of the or
ganization of the Mary Ann Buie
chapter was celebrated on Friday
afternoon at the home of the presi
dent, Mrs. J. H. White. The chap
ter organization was first agitated
by. three veterans, who are now
numbered with the dead-Messrs.
W. S. Allen, William Lott, Sr.,
and S. L. Ready, the first named
being really the first to urge the
ladies to organize. The charter roll
was read, and some of the minutes
of the meetings in its infancy were
read. The graduated growth and
strength of the chapter was traced
up to present time. Concluding this,
the celebration of Gen. Wade
Hampton's birthday, which had
been arranged for last week was
observed, and excellent selections,
incident to his life were read by
Mrs. G. P. Cobb, Mrs. M. T. Tur
ner, Mrs. J. H. White and Miss
Mrs. M. O. Lipscomb, of Ninety
Six, is expected soon to visit friends.
At the conclusion of the service
on Sunday morning at the Baptist
church, Dr. Dorset presented^diplO;
ma? to ail who had completed the
course at the Sunday school train
ing class and they were Mesdames
L. C. Latimer, W. J. Hatcher, J.
L. Walker, M. T. Turner, A. P.
Lewis, W. S. Dorsett, Ona S. Reese,
E. R. Mobley, L. A. Crim, A. P.
Lott* J. A. Dobey, T. R. Tenny,
Iona Herlong, P. C. Stevens and
Misses Mary Gwynn and Sue Sloan,
and Dr. W. S. Dorset, Dr. J. A.
Dobey and Messrs. W. L. Coleman,
P. N. Lott, T. R. Denny and S. J.
Little Miss Charlotte Richardson
entertained a bevy of her playmates
with an Easter egg hunt on Satur
day afternoon on the beautiful lawn
surrounding her home, and each
one was made happy by a basket of
bright eggs which they found.
While resting, the little ones feast
ed upon sweets that were served to
The boy scouts, under the leader
ship of Dr. Dorset made a march
over to Edgefield on Saturday, and
enjoyed a camp dinner. They left
town, marking quick time, about
8:30 o'clock, and returned about
Miss Flora Kenny entertained
about 16 couples on Saturday in
compliment to her class mate Miss
Lill Beard, of Columbia, and it was
a great pleasure to all to know her,
md also to have their young hostess,
in their midst again. During the
evening, ices with a variety of cake
Miss Hortense Padgett, of Edge
field spent the week end here with
Mr. P. N. Lott has returned from
% business trip to Greenville.
Mrs. J. A. Dozier and children
md Mrs. Elizabeth Smyley spent
Baster in Augusta.
Mr. Getzen Wertz, of Columbia,
spent the past Sunday here at the
juments. Just cress them a little
ind they holler ' blind tigers" when
jvery one must admit that 'blind
tigers" are not near so rampant as
they were while we had the dispen
sary with us. I have got a mighty
poor opinion of a man's argument
when he comes around me hollering
'blind tiger" with his breath smell
ing like tubs of sour mash. Now
friends, if we are forced to vote
this nauseating thing out of our
town again let us do it good. You
know it is like a cat: It has nine
lives, but I have killed a cat, so i
tiave you. Now let us be sure and i
kill this, the monster of all cats,
the dispensary, good and stone
lead. Yours for the good of grand
Ad Edgefield county.
C. M. Williams.
Cleon, S. C.
home of his father, Mr. O. S.
Mr. M. T. Turner went to Co
lumbia on Sunday to see Mr. C. F.
Pechman, who is under medical
treatment at the Knowlton Hospital.
Following the operation, his con
dition seemed a favorable one, but
during the past few days he has not
improved as had been hoped for.
Mies Flora Kenny, of Columbia
College, Miss Mary Spann Harrison,
who is musical instructor at the
Fairfax high school and Miss Ella
Smith, teacher at the Epworth or
phanage, and Mr. Joe Jacobs, of
Charleston Military school spent
the Eastertide with their homefolks.
Mrs. John Richardson and chil
dren, of Aiken, have been the
guests of Mrs. Stirnen.
The bakery is in operation now,
.the first bread and rolls being turn
ed out on Thursday morning last,
and a pleasant surprise to many of
the house keepers on that morning
at breakfast, was a steaming hot
The ice plant is well under way
and by the time the warm weather
arrives, the delivery wagon will go
on its rounds.
One of the pleasantest meetings
of the new century club was held
last Tuesday with Mrs. James
Strother, and the spring afternoon
brought forth a large attendance.
The discussions on the lesson were
enjoyed and following this the hos
tess served a tempting sweet course.
The next meeting will be on April
16th, with Mrs. F. M. Boyd to
teach the lesson.
Had Conversation With Brown.
While in Augusta last week Mr.
W.T. Brown of Red Hill had a
long conversation with Geo. Blocker
who was forced to leave the An?i
Blocker stated to Mr. Brown that he
would like to return occasionally to
look after seme business. As his
manner and promises wei e satisfac
tory to Mr. Brown and in justice to
his creditors, Mr. Brown told him
that he thought the citizens of the
community would raise no objec
tions to his coming back occasion
ally on business.
Resolutions Upon Death of
Whereas God in his all wise
Providence has removed from our
midst Judge W. F. Roath, who has
so long been identified with this in
stitution as a director.
Now be it resolved by the stock
holders of the Farmers Bank of
Edgefield, S. C., in annual meeting
1st: That in the death of Judge
Roath this institution has lost a
wise and faithful friend and coun
selor and one who was always ready
and willing to contribute his best
services to its success.
2nd: That in his death the coun
ty has lost one of her most efficient *
public servants and the state one of
her truest and noblest citizens.
3rd: That a page of the minutes
of this bank be dedicated to his
memory and that a copy of these
resolutions suitably engrossed be
sent to his family and that the same
be published in the county papers.
E. H. Folk,
A. E. Padgett,
W. H. Earling.
Rehoboth is not dead yet, so here*
I come with a few more dots from
our midst. At last we are having
some pretty weather, and the farm
ers are making most of it,preparing
their lands for cotton and corn?
They are also hauling a lot of fer*
tilizcrs, as the roads have been so
bad. They are late with all their
Mr. and Mrs. J: D. Hughey'e
residence has been completed and
they have moved in.
Mr. Editor, you ought to have
been up to help us eat Easter eggs.
Guess you would have enjoyed it.
Our school closed a few days ago
and we all are sorry, botb patrons
and scholars, as we all liked oar
teacher, Miss Luoile Whatley, so
well. Miss Whatley is a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Whatley of
Clark's Hill, and a niece of J. Wm.
Thurmond of Edgefield.