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VOL. 77. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1912 NO. 19
Mrs. White Entertained U. D.
C. in Honor of Mrs. Ange
line Bacon. Base Ball
The last meeting of the D. of C
nntil the fall months, was held last
?week with Miss Lylie LaGrone, and
all business was disposed of, and
officers for the coming year eleeted:
President, Mrs. J. H. White; vice
president, Mrs. M. T. Turner; re
cording secretary, Miss Zena Payne;
corresponding secretary, Miss Clara
Sawyer; treasurer, Mrs. F. M.
Boyd; historian, Mrs. O. D. Black;
registrar, Mrs. John Wright; glean
er, Miss Sara Waters'; auditor, Mrs.
J. P. Bean.
Miss Harriet Cullum, of Bates
burg, and Virginia Jones, of Au
gusta, have been visiting Miss Elise
Crouch. , ,
Misses Ethel and Ruth Coleman,
of Aiken, are visiting Miss Mary
Misses Maud and Gladys Sawyer
are at home after several mouths
stay in Georgetown at the home of
their brother, Dr. Olin Sawyer.
Mrs. Lillie Parrish, who has been
visiting friends here has gone to
spend the summer with her mother
at Spartanburg before resuming her
school duties at St. George.
On Thursday afternoon J une 13th,
Mrs. J. H. White entertained the
Daughters of the Confederacy in a
most happy manner, the occasion
being the 91st birthday of the old
est member in the chapter, and the
oldest in the county perhaps Mrs.
Angeline Bacon. The home was at
tractively decorated in blooming
plants, and small Confederate flags
added a touch of color. Besides the
D. of C., a number of friends were
invited, the honor guests being
Jlesd?.mes Kate Cheatham, Camilla
ilalock, P. P. Blalock, of Edge
eld and Mrs. P. B. Day, of Tren
on. Mrs. J. L. Walker greeted the
esta at the porch, and carried
hem to an alcove here, where punch
as dispensed by Miss Hallie
Vhite and Pauline Lewis. In the
all, suspended where Mrs. Bacon
tood with Mrs. White to receive
er friends, were "18-21-191*2," in
d and white letters. In the line
ith them were Mesdames Annie
'aeon Harrison, and A. J. Mobley
nd the officers of the chapter. Oth
rs assisting Mrs. White were Miss
dith Coleman andMesdames Epes,
oatwright. Crouch and Moyer.
After good wishes had been ex
ended, a musical program was ren
ered in the parlor, all the selections
eing old-time favorites of Mis.
Vocal solo: "Annie Laura" Miss
Piano eolo: "Swanee river," Miss
ary Spann Harrison.
Violin solo: "America forever,"
iss Sue Sloan.
Reading: "Women of the Con
""eracy," Miss Lylie LaGrone.
Vocal solo: "Sweet daisies," Miss
Piano solo: "Maiden's prayer/'
Vocal solo: "When wc were
jung," Mrs. J. H. White. Mrs.
P. Cobb offered Mrs. Bacon a
st and in concluding her re
?rles presented her with a beauti
brass basket filled with red and
ite sweet peas. Mrs. White read
ery interesting sketch of the*life
Mrs. Bacon, and ended with
ny good wishes for her- At this
int, the birthday cake, a gift from
s. White, was.brought in, a large
air iced in red and white, with
gleaming tapers. "Happy birth
ys" was sung and Dixie conclud
the program. In the dining room,
and white ices with cake were
ed, the centerpiece on the table
ing a massive blooming plant,
ich was presented to Mrs. White
Mrs. Bacon, when she married,
utonnires of red and white sweet
as were given each guest.
The boy scouts of the town, un
r the leadership of Dr. Dorset,
ill hike to Padgett's pond near
onetta this week and will spend
"ew days there in camp fishing,
nting and other sports to be en
rof. and Mrs. Wilber Wertz and
of Jonesville are visiting rela
Mrs. Frank Lan dru m has return
to Florence, after1 a visit to her
other, Mrs. A. P. Lewis.
Mrs. V. E. Edwards has been
visiting at the home of her father,
Mr. DeLoach, at Salada.
The members of the glee club of
South Carolina College came over
on Tuesday, and in the evening
gave a B Dion did entertainment at
Mrs. Hattie Parrish spent a few
days of the past week at Augusta
with her sister, Mrs. Geo. White.
The young people of the town
enjoyed a moonlight picnic on Fri
day evening at Yonce's pond.
Mr. Luke Smith, of Eton, Ga.,
spent a few days here during the
The J ohnston base ball team won
from Leesville by a score of 15 to
1, on last Friday. This makes the
7th Rame played this season with
only one game lost, their percent
age being 857.
The yuung men of the town gave
a dance on Tuesday evening, in hon
or of visiting young laaies. Music
was furnished by the merry band
and all enjoyed the affair to the
fullest. The chaperones were Mr.
and Mrs. Kirby ard Mr. and Mrs
C J Wertz, and the couples in at
Miss Maud Rives with Bennie
Parker, Miss Gladys Rives with
Vivian Mims, Miss Ethel Coleman
with Elzie LaGrone, Miss Orlens
Cartledge with Julian Bland, Miss
Pet LaGrone with Frank Bland,
Miss Ruth Tompkins with Julian
Holstein, Miss Nelle Jones with
Paul Cogburn, Miss Hattie Bess
Cullum with J B Cook, Miss Elise
Crouch with E H Smith, Miss
Marion Mobley with Julian Mob
ley, Miss Mary Spaun Harrison with
Joe Cox. The stags were Messrs P
H Johnson, W B Ouzts, Kellus
Mitchel, John Warren, T LaGrone,
Howard Payne, Sam Mays, V J
Cullum, Milton Parker.
List of Candidates.
; The fellowing is the omclafl?s?;
of candidates who filed pledges:
UNITED STATES SENATOR.
B. R. Tillman.
W. J. Talbert.
N. B. Dial.
Fi;r. dist ri. t-Geo. S. Legare, H.
Second district-J. F. Byrnes,
Harry D. Calhoun.
Third district-Wyatt Aiken, F.
S. Evans, M. C. Long.
Fourth district-Joe. E. Johnson.
Fifth district-D. E. Finley,
Glenn W. Ragsdale, W. P. Pollock.
Sixth district--J. E. Ellerbe, J.
Seventh district-A. F. Lever.
Ira B. Jones.
Cole L. Blease.
J. T. Duncan.
C. A. Smith.
SECRETARY OF STATE.
R. M. McCown.
A. W. Jones.
J R. Earle.
B. B. Evans.
Thomas H. Peoples.
J. Fraser Lyon.
S. T. Carter.
D. W. McLaurin.
SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION.
John E. Swearingen.
W. W. Moore.
COMNISSIONER AGRICULTURE, ETC.
E. J. Watson.
John G. Richards, Jr.
J. H. Wharton.
First circuit-P. T. Hildebrand.
Second circuit-R. ??L. Gunter.
Third circuit-Philip II. Stoll,
Thomas H Tatum.
Fourth circuit-J.Monroe Spears,
Geo. K. Laney, T. I. Rogers.
Fifth circuit-W.Hampton Cobb.
Sixth circuit:-J K Henry, J.
Seventh circuit-J. C. Otts, A.
E. Hill, I. C. Blackwood.
Eighth circuit-R A Cooper.
Ninth circuit-John H Peurifoy.
Tenth circuit-Prockier A Bon
ham, John M Daniel.
Eleventh circuit-Geo. Bell Tim
Twelfth circuit-Walter Well",
L M Gasque.
A BIT OF Pi
THE Advertiser seldom ind1
known as "blowing ita o
a bit of publicity is pardonable,
and to be consistent with its pn
least a modicum of advertising il
Several days ago the editor <
letter from a gentleman who res
Edgefield, but who prior to a fe1
the county and u a member of o
and most honored families. Th?
letter referred to the candidacy i
the latter half contained some c
Advertiser, which are as follows
"By the way.. I must owe f
Advertiser. I do not know just
It ia a wonder to me that I have
years that I have been residing a*
is still with old Edgefield county.
"You have accomplished wondi
came into your hands. It is more
more of a paper for the people wk
communications that are so freq'
from remote localities in the counl
the people consider it THEIR j
. medium of friendly intercourse ai
is very evident that The Advertii
nated and considerably humanize
"It is ray purpose to take a tri
nert year and I hope to be able to
paper from different points. The;
readers and if such should be the
trouble. I can use another name
The foregoing words are not
? their commendatory spirit and s
3 they-came sjc-optaneoi^ly .froiu ,oi
3 cated but who possesses discrim
MR. LOTT WRITES.
Farm Demonstration Agent Tells
About Another Interesting
Journey Over a Section
of the County.
On the 11th inst., Prof. W. H.
Barton, disirict agent of the far
mers co-operative demonstration
work, and the writer, visited sever
al of the w se farmers of this, the
eastern part of Edgefield ounty.
We describe these people as wise
from the fact that they know that
they don't know, which is a very
fortunate attitude to get. into be
cause a man is teachable when he
does not know it all.
We failed to find Mr. B. L.
Reams. Mr. Reams and family
came to us from the Good Hope
section with an enviable reputation
as a Christian and first-class far
mer which he has proven since he
has been among us. We found far
mer Walton wearin" his usual
pleasant smiles. His crop up to the
chilly June weather, was the finest
in the county.
Messrs. J. F. Watkins and T. S.
Rhoden have good crops but were
like all of us who cannot appreciate
a December north Easter coming
the middle of June Capt. Charlie
Carson was pulling the bell cord
over his favorite Betsie Jane. He
remarked that when we saw him at
it something would happen. Well it
has, the wind has shifted and the
weather is back in its natural chan
We failed to see Mr. G. B. Rey-,
nolds. The young ican we saw Haid
Mr. Reynolds was v? ry busy down
in the lower field and we did not
have cheek enough to disturb him.
We found Mr. P. C. Stevens in his
usual happy mode excepting the
unsatisfactory condition of his corn.
We gave advice which seemed to
comfort him and restore his July
Mr. Joseph P. Rodgers lives near
Mr. Stevens'. Mr. Rodgers is a
quiet man, full of energy ai.d good
business judgment. Richard Fur
man Crim, lives on this same R. F.
D. route not" far from J. P. Rod.
gers. His mother, Mrs. Lizzie Crim,
informed us that Richard was fight
ing grass and could not wait to see
us. Richard and his brother Jas. H.
are sterling young fallows that we
have our eye on and hope to see
algea vin what is commonly
wn horn", but, occasionally,
as it has an advertising value,
?ceptB/'a newspaper should do at
af The Advertiser received a
ides nearly 1,000 miles from
tv years ago was a resident of
ne of'our oldest, most cultured
B opening paragraphs of the
of a friend of its author, and
omplimentary words for The
or a year's subscription to The
when my subscription was out.
not bien taking it these many
vay from home. My citizenship
2rs with the old paper since it
i human and it has come to be
o live In Edgefield county. The
uently to be seen in its columns
ty show beyond question that
japer and use its columns as a
id exchange of helpful ideas. It
?er has been remodeled, rejuve
d since you h*-re been its editor. .v
p around the world within tht
write some short letters to your
r may interest some of your
ease l shall feel repaid for my
to conceal my idenity.
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only appreciated because of
inoeVfiy of tone, but because .
^""vc?o i?'not oniy* higlfly edu
inating taste and judgment.
them make good as agriculturists.
At Mount Tabor cross roads we
came to Mr. A. \V. Harris'. Mr.
Harris is on to the advanced ideas
of farming and if be can work out
his plans and get plenty humus in
his soil and inoculation that will
assure a growth of hairy vetch,
wonders will be worked on land
that seems a proposition to the faint]
Our next stop was with our friend
Frank M. Warren. Mr. Warren is
one of the most genial gentlemen
we ever knew, always in a good hu
mor and anxious about anything
that t-nds to the betterment of the
farmer. As our time was short we
could not carry out our program
and wer forced to make our way
We saw Mr. John P. Hoyt's corn.
If John gets sufficient rain he will
break the record on corn. Should
he fail, however, it will not go as
hard with him as some owing to his
sun-shiny disposition. Two of our
adopted sons of Saluda, Messrs.
J. Toliver Herlong and W. W.
Satcher we failed to see but we -aw
what they had been doing and ap
proved it as being our way of think
ing. The integrity of the L-e gentle
men has worked its way in the
hearts of the people and they are
esteemed for their high toned citi
Prof. Barton always leaves us re
gretting that he could not prolong
his stay. His knowledge of agricul
ture, in all its forms from soil build
ing to seed bed preparation, plant
ing and cultivation is not only the
knowledge of a theorist but a thor
oughly practical, farmer. He al
ways imparts something that sticks.
We are sorry he cannot be with us
oftener. We have put it down that
the day with Prof. Barton was well
Before we finish our letter we
cannot refrain from mentioning the
fact that in our rounds on the ll tn
we struck the trail of our enemy.
He had been among our friends and
demonstrators, knocking us, the
works of the department, in fact
everything and every body except
himself. We would not be surprised
to hear of this man (not a farmer)
to have forgotten more than Jas.
Wilson, Dr. Knapp, Mr. Bradford
Knapp, Prof. W. N. Long and the
whole push ever knew, yet if he
ever did one commendable or heroic
act, no one has heard of it. He is a
chronic knocker, and we do hope
that he may live long enough to see
himself aa others see him and learn
this lesson that the character of a
man is known and appreciated by
what he thinks of other people ra
ther than what other people think
Johnston, S. C. P. N. L.
Beautifying the Home Grounds.
Attractive grounds add more
than any other one feature toward
beautifying the home, be it in the
country or in the city. No farra or
city home can afford to be without
a few trees and shrubs around the
house. It seems strange indeed with
all our natural advantages that or
namental planting is not more ob
served by those who wish to make
life in the country worth while.
Money expended in this direction
is wellinvested not only from the
fact of its creating pleasant sur
roundings, but because the beauti
fying of a place enhances its value
and renders it salable often at a
handsome profit. Theu again on the
other hand, mouej cannot buy the
satisfaction which one derives from
watching the growth and develop
ment of ornamental vegetation.
Among the beautiful hardy
shrubs that require little attention
I wish to enum rate a few that
grow to perfection in our state.
These plants are easily obtainable
and not expensive. The althea or
rose of Sharon flowers freely with
us during late summer when few
other shrubs are in blossom. It has
beautiful white, pink and purple
double flowers. The azaleas are very
gor eous and range i n color from
intense crimson to lemon yellow.
They are covered with bioo n in
early spring, bei ore their leaves ap
pear. Deutzias have masses of snow
white flowers and are early bloom
ers. Spireas flower profusely during
early spring. They produce a pro
fusion of white flowers. Forsythia
or golden b iii has graceful droop
ing yellow flowers. The magnolia
grandiflora, the evergreen type, is
one of the best of the many magno
lias. It grows beautifully with us
and is a grand sight.
Of the viany beautiful climbing
vines that should grace our poi ches
and arbors there is nothing better
than the wistarias which can be had
in purple, lavender and white. The
immense droop.ng racemes of
blooms are truly a grand siijht. The
climbing roses, the clematis, JEnj.
lish.ivy, Virginia creeper all g,row
to the greatest perfection.
Remember that before you get
ready to plant sketch out your
grounds, locating all buildings,
drives, walks, and plantings.
Prof. C. C. Vincent.
Clemson Coliege, S. C.
John } ake Homeward Bound.
In a letter written to his aunt,
Miss Mamie Lake, which was hand
ed The Advertiser too late to he
published in full this week, Rev.
John Lake, stated under date of
May 9th that he and Mrs. Lake
would sail from Canton on May
21st, reaching San Francisco the
latter part of June. He is at this
moment aboard the good ship, Mon
golia, of the Pacific Mail Steam
ship company, which is plowing its
way eastward on the Pacific ocean.
Just when Mr. and Mrs. Lake will
reach Edgefield weean not say now,
but probably some time in July.
The union meeting of the 2nd di
vision will meet with the church at
Red Hill on Saturday before the
next fifth Sunday.
Devotional exercises led by Char
1st Query-The great need of
missions, man, money and prayer.
Speakers, S. li. Mays, Ci. W. Med
lock, and Rev. J. P. Mealing, Rev.
P. B. Lanham.
2nd Query-The Sunday school,
its mission in this age and the fu
ture. Speakers, Dr. J. N. Crafton,
J. W. Adams, J. G. Mirna, Wal
3rd Query-Are the women's
missionary societies properly ap
preciated by the male membeis of
our church? do they get the en
couragement that they should have
from us? Speakers, J. D. Hughey,
Rev. J. T. Little j ulm.
4th Query-Are Christians as
thoughtful a..d careful as they
should be in the exercise of the
right of franchise? Speakers, J. D
Hughey, S. B. Mays, G. W. Wed
P. B. Lanham,
For Committee I
PLUM BRANCH NEWS.
Mr. Fowle- of Fountain? Inn
Elected Principal of High
School. Mr. Freeman
The clouds clearing away on Sat
urday, the last sessions of the rally
meeting of the W. M. U. of the
Cokesbury district of the Methodist
conference increased in attendance
and interest, and Sunday brought
them a crowded house. Eighteen
delegates were enrolled.
The trustees of the Plum Branch
high school have elected Mr. Car
per H. Fowler of Fountain Inn, to
the position of principal for next
session, and he has intimated that
he will accept.Miss Leona Lowman,
ol' Prosperity, and Miss Eunice
Huggins, ol'Jacksonville, have been
elected for the assistant teachers.
The former has accepted, but the
latter has not answered yet. They
all come well recommended, and it
is hoped that the high grade work
of last session will be miintained.
' The friends of Mr. Will Free
land will be pleased to know that
he is convalescing from a protract
ed and stubborn case of malaria
fever. The community has manifest
ed its fraternal spirit in helping
him work ont his crop, and Mr. Ed
Coleman has received similar treat
ment. Not, "Every man for him
self," but, "Every man for his fel
low," seems to be Plum Branch's
Mr. Milledge Sturkey is home
from Clemson college, and is the
last of our boys and girls to return.
We are glad to have these young
people home, for they help to
brighten up the dull sum mer months.
Mrs. Jessie Cobb of Hodges re
turned home Monday of this week.
She has been spending a few days
with her mother, Mrs. H. Banks.
Her husband, Mr. Walter Cobb,
came and spent one day and night,
carrying Mr. Hawthorn Banks home
with him for a few days stay.
Miss Nannie Eidson of Wards
has been the guest of Mrs. J. E.
Freeman this week, returning home
to-day, the 14th. Nannie is just
fourteen years old, and yesterday
from 5 to 7 p m.,eight young ladies
of our town of about her age were en
tertiined in her honor by Mrs. J.
The refreshing shower of rain
last night followed by this bright
warra day makes the crops look
much refreshed, and the cheerful
song of a negro in some near-by
Held as I write is no doubt his way
of saying welcome to such weather
as to-day brings after a week of
cold, and he voices the feelings of
the entire community.
Beautiful Reception in Honor
of Miss Earline Allen.
The elegant home of Mr. and
Mrs. B. B. Jones was the scene of a
large gathering of friends ou last
Friday evening in honor of the
bride-elect, Miss Earline Allen.
Daisies and ferns were profusely
used as decoration for the mantels
and chandeliers, the most elaborate
of which being in the dining room.
Here the guests were seated at
small tables where delightful re
freshments were served. The centtr
table was adorned with a miniature
bride standing in a bank of daisies.
The hand painted place cards were
wedding bells bearing bunches of
daisies. The refreshments consisted
of salads, ices and cake.
Toasts were proposed by several
of the guests to which the entire
company heartily responded. The
toast, "The Bride," by Mr. Wil
liam Roper of Trenton was especial
ly appropriate and well given.
During the evening the interest
ing game, "Travel," gave much
pleasure and merriment. Mrs. Ma
mie Tillman won the lady's prize,
which she presented ts the bride.
Mr. Wad Allen received the gentle
man's prize.Handsome gifts were al
so presented by the hostess to Miss
Allen and Dr. Morrall. Before leav
ing each one present wrote a wish
for the future happiness of the
popular young couple.
"National parties have always se
lected animals as their emblems."
Ves, replied Senator Sorghum,
"I'm afraid that if candidates get
into the habit of quarrelling, the
elephant, the donkey and all the
rest of them will have to stand aside
and make way for the Kilkenny
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