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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1912
Ball Game Between Batesburg
And Johnston. Miss Pet La
Grone Entertains. Many
The chief feature here on the
4th, was the ball game played in the
afternoon by the teams of Bates
burg and Johnston, and the largest
crowd of the season was present.
Batesburg was so enthused that a
special train was chartered to bring
the crowd, and the first part of the
day was occupied with a picnic and
barbecue dinner. The Batesburg
team had reinforced themselves with
Columbia's starpitcher, Mr. Ridge
way, and Mr. Paul Edwards, of
Ridge, and PO for the first time beat
Johnston, the score standing 3 to 2.
Messrs. Gary Satcher and Moise
Carroll, of Augusta, spent Sunday
here at the homo of Mr. William
Mr. Scott Warren and three of
his daughters, of Florida, are visit
ing at the home of the former's
brother, Mr. Frank Warren. It has
been 32 years since he was here and
on Sunday there was a general
gathering of friends and neighbors,
at his boyhood home, the Warren
place, to give him a hearty greeting.
One day of the past week, a box
of carrier pigeons were shipped here
to Mr. J. W. Browne, ?from Co
lumbia, with instructions to release
them upon arrival. This was done,
and it was interesting to watch
them soar straight up in the air and
hover for a short while, and then
speed away homeward bound.
Miss Cooya Hardy has returned
from Walhalla, where she has been
visiting Mrs. Beard.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson
and little daughter Annie, of Bir
mingham, Ala., are visiting the for
mers wether, Mrs. P. N. Lott." Mr. '
Richardson has been located in
Birmingham for the past 0 year?,
holding the position of president in
one of the factories there.
Mr. Ben Wright aDd his daugh
ter, Miss Florence, of Augusta, are
visiting relatives here.
' Miss Ida Lamar, of Beech Island,
has been the guest of Miss Wood
Mrs. L. C. Latimer has gone to
Athens, Ga., to visit her son Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Haze1, of
Saluda, were visitors here last week.
Miss Marion Mobley entertained
on the evening of the 4th, compli
mentary to Misses Irwin and Zim- !
merman, of Spartanburg. Progres- 1
sive Bunco was enjoyed, 8 tables '
being played, and Miss Sara Norris 1
made the highest score, and was
presented with the prize. Ices and ;
cake was served during the latter '
part of the evening, at which time,
all were charmed with delightful
music by Prof. John Waters, of
Vidalia, Ga. The decorations were
of flags among the foliage, and the
souvenirs were small flags.
Mrs. Clifton Mitchell, of Bates
burg, spent last week here with her
mother, Mrs. Anr.a Strother.
Miss Marie Fewell, of Rock Hill,
is the guest of Mrs. Burrell Boat
, Mr. Manning Simmons has re
turned from Spartanburg, where
he visited his sister, Mrs. Green.
He was accompanied home by his
children, Misses Rachael and Mar
guerite Simmons, and Pope Sim
mons, who have been spending a
Mrs. Vida Hazel of Spartanburg,
is visiting her niece, Mr. J. W.
Miss Mary Spann and Virginia
Harrison have gone to Virginia to
Miss Beatrice Stevens, of Augus
ta, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Claud
Mrs. J. H. WI. ?te and Miss Hallie
White are spending two weeks at 1
Saluda at the home of Rev. H. B.
Misses Mary Zimmerman, and
Alice Irvin, of Spartanbnrg, who '
are guests of Miss Pet LaGrone,
were the honorees of a delightful
affair arranged by their hostees on
Wednesday evening, the 3rd. These
young ladies were class mates at
Converse college, the college colors,
\ellowand purple, being prettily
carried out in the color motif. The i
hours for calling were from G to ;
?::i? o'clock for the young matrons,
and the young ladies came from 7
to 7:'?i) o'clock. About 75 called toi
meet these charming young ladies,
and at the front they were greeted
by Miss Lillie LaGrone and Mrs.
E. R. Mobley, and refreshing punch
was served by Misses Bessie Ford
Turner and Lucea Eppes. The bowl
stood under a canopy of purple and
yellow blossoms. Mrs. Miras Walk
er carried the visitors in the parlor
to meet those in the receiving line,
who were Misses LaGrone, Zim
merman, Irwin and Cartledge. In
the dining room, Mrs. J. A. Lott
presided and ices with cake and
mints were served from the table,
the centerpiece being of lace em
broidered in yellow with a basket
of yellow nowers.
Plum Branch New?.
Tho union meeting at the Bap
tist church June 29th and 30th was
well attended, especially OH Sun
day. Perhaps there were as many
out-of-doors on Sunday as got into
the church, and all seemed to think
the meeting a success. The next one
is to be held at Parkaville in Sep
July 3rd in the cemetery at Parles
ville, Rev. J. Earle Freeman con
ducted the funeral of Mr. and Mrs.
W. P. Crooner's little infant. Just
two months allotted to this little
one in this life.
Mr. Alasco of Anderson is mov
ing into the Freeland house. This
house was moved to a new place
and remodeled during the winter,
and is now ono of our most attract
Misses Eva and Effie Adams of
the Republican community have
been guests cf Mrs. J. B. Adams
Our young people have held two
social gatherings this week, one at
tho residence of Dr. J. B. Adams
Tuesday night, and on Wednesday
night at the home of Mr. H. Banks.
Miss Eunice Huggins of Johnson
ville did not accept the intermedi-.
ate department of the Plum Branch
high school, and Miss Ethel Crouch
of Leesville has been elected to that
Yesterday, tba 4th of July, was a
quiet day in Plum Branch. All the
places of business were cloped, and
a large number of our people spent
the day out of town. Several of our
young people attended the barbe
cue at Lincolnton, Ga.
Backwoodsmen Writes From
(Written for last week.)
Oar series of meetings will begin
M Sweetwater on next regular
preaching day, second Sunday in
Tuly. Our pastor has engaged Rev.
Geo. P. White of North Augusta
to assist him. We earnestly hope
and pray for a great revival, and
we know Bro. White will be at his
best. All are invited to come and
partake of this spiritnal feast and
we hope you will come and help to
crown our meetir.p with success.
We are pained to report the con
tinued illnes of that sweet and
lovable Christian lady, Mrs. Caddie
Mr. J. S. L. Shaw has returned
home for the summer vacation from
the South Carolina Co-Educational
Institute at Cedar Spring.
Mrs. Robert Mealing is very ill
at this writing.
Mrs. J. A. Matthews who under
went a serious operation in the hos
pital of Augusta last week is re
ported doing nicely and will be
able to return home in a few dajs.
Our Sunday school is doing nice
ly, but we would like to see m ore
go and help us keep it running. We
do not see why more of our people,
especially the church members, do
not attend Sunday school. Surely
the Lord said if "you love me keep
my commandments," and are we
keeping His commandments when
we absent ourselves from tho church
and Sunday school and indulge in
other sinful and frivolous things on
the Sabbath day? Our people are
too careless and indifferent con
cerning the Sabbath day and surely
God will hold us accountable for
neglecting to assemble ourselves on
the Sabbath day in His holy sanc
The rain continues and old
"General Green" and his armies are
keeping the farmers straight be
hind them. Some of tho fruit men
are very busjr haulinc peaohes to
market now and some take their
pretty red peaches to a better mar
ket than Augusta?
Nominated at Eattlmoro by Democrat!
of th? Urtit
LETTER FROM AFAR.
The Following Letter Was Re
ceived by Dr. M. D. Jeffries
From a Teacher in Con
Dr. Dr. Jeffries: It was a great
pleasure to have your letter receiv
ed some time ago. Am glad to know
that your work is pleasant and that
your health is muoh improved. You
should have had more help at Car
ron Newman college. Your dutiei
were quite too numerous. We re
alize more fully how hard some of
the men worked in our college
when we see and learn how they
work in some other schools.
Our school is moving along very
well. We have another week before
commencement, and then two days,
and a week of examinations.Ourpie i
dent, Dr. Gates, has been in Ameri
ca for about a month. The new
buildings are going up rapidly for
this country, and the engineering
school will be opened .at the begin
ning of the next term if the Darde
nelles stay open during the summer,
so that the supplies may be brought
in. The straits were closed for some
weeks stopping all traffic by water,
and now there is talk of their being
closed again. Lost one of my
brightest boys, an Italian, this
week. Guess you have beard that
all the Italians, with a few excep
tions, have been expelled from the
My work has been more pleasant
this bpring than any time before.
Am getting to understand the boys
better; am seeing more good in
them, and finding new ways of
helping them. Have been for a walk
with a group of them this afternoon.
The boys test us thoroughly, as we
live so closely with them; but it
gives us a good opportunity to help
them if our lives are what they
should be. We put them to bed;
sleep near them; wake them; see
that they wash and dress properly;
eat with them; talk with them; and
teach them besides.
We have twelve days vacation at
Easter. This I spent very pleasantly
in company with another teacher,
in Greece. Easter is the idea! time
to seo Greece. And this year Athens
was particularly i .ito resting, asi
there wero three nation;;! celebra-!
c Party as Ita Candidato for President
tions on tho week following Easter.
Athens is a beautiful modern city
but when you travel through the
country, yon wonder how the peo
ple manage to produce enough to
eat. I made a number of photo
graphs, and hope shall have the
pleasure of showing them to you
and telling you of our trip some
Visited a mission station in the
interior of Asia Minor last monthly
holiday and met a man in the per- ,
son of Dr. Robert Chambers, whose ?
life and work were a great inspira
tion to me. His has been education- <
al work, and he has had the care of (
seventeen schools. Schools are the .
effective mission work in this coun
try. These old Greek and Gregorian ,
churches need reforming and some j
life injected into them. They need |
some men in them with revolution- ,
ary blood in their viens. Aud one j
way to do it is to educate the peo- ?
pie, and then they will not support
these rotten institutions, but de- ]
raand something better. It is true ,
that many will become skeptical at
the beginning, as is the case in our ?
school now, but this is not likely to, ,
continue long. The evangelistic f
work has not been successful. So ?
the people must be educated, and j
who can offer a more helpful edu- j
cation than the missionaries?
The harvest is ripe here now.
There are towns of 50,000 inhabi
tants in Turkey in which there'? ',
not a high school. The people would i
support the school and overflow it
with students if there were some \
ono to start it. The board pays only ?
the salary of Dr. Chambers while
all the schools in his field are self- I
supporting. The school where he is i
stationed, at Bardizag, has over 300
students, the majority of whom are j
boarders. One boy from Abyssinia
has been there for six years without
going home. We have a senior who I
ha? not been home for ten years, i
The difficulties of travel have made ?
it unsafe for them to try to return
to their homes, where also they
could navena very few days vaca
tion. But iney love school so much
that they are quite content.
A Miss Newnhum of South Eng- i
land of means enough for her own
support came out ti) Bardizag for
one year, bul after seeing the con
ditions she has remained for 13
years, and will probably ^taytnauy'
more supporting herself all t
Have recently had a very int?
esting and strong letter from Mil
Smith. He will do something wor
while one day. His address is 57]
Drexel avenue, Chicago. Ha1
great hope for some of the m*
from the small colleges of tl
south. They know that they don
know much, so are quite open I
We had a huge fire here th
week, destroying ?300,000 worth i
property. The fighting of the tire
done with hand pumps of privai
companies A?ho must bargain wit
the owner before they begin worl
At the rate it hai been burning fe
the last two years, there will soo
be a new Stamboul. X shall writ
again before so long.
Very affectionately yours,
J. Wiley Browi
News From Cold Spring.
(Written for last week.)
The union imeeting of the 2n
division met with the Red Hi
church last Saturday and Sunda?
and the program was carried out a
published. Many interesting speech
es were made Saturday.
Sunday morning the people bega:
to gather by 9:30, and continued t
come until 11:30. By this time no
less than 1,000 or 1,200 people ha<
gathered for the purpose of woi
Bro. J. D. Hughey made a splen
did speech on the line of "Chris
lian giving." Bro. P. B. Lanhair
preached the missionary sermon
and was at his best, and the grea
congregation was impressed witl
his sermon. A collection was takei
for state missions.
The dinner wai in abundanoe anc
of the best variety. The speeches i:
the afternoon were made by breth
ren Hughey, Lanham, Wallace
Prescott, and others. By the wai
Wallace Prescott'made' hisfi'rsi ua
ion meeting speech on this occasion
and it was good, full of thoughi
and to the point.
The music was line, not only thc
choir, but the congregation singing.
This meeting was pronounced one
of the best we have ever held. Thu
next union will meet at Horn's
The Baptist Sunday school con
vention will meet with Iiardy!s
church Tuesday and Wednesday
after the first Sunday in July. Pro
gram will be published next week,
and let every school be represented
We want to call especial atten
tion to the fact that the ladies will
serve dinner at thc campaign meet
ing at Republican, and the proceeds
will be used for repairing the church.
There will be a large crowd present
that day, and we want you to con e
ind bring your friends.
The Colliers band has their in
structor from Augusta practicing
them every day.He will remain with
them six weeks. This band consists
if eleven pieces. We hope to use a
part of this music in Sunday school
Our town was filled with visitors
ast Saturday and Sunday, and we
?vere glad to see them all.
The canning season is on, and
ill kinds of fruit and vegetables are
receiving attention. Mr. J. II. Bus
>ey has the fiuest plums we ever
law and these are being canned and
picked. Try a can and you will be
pleased with them.
A man once was talking about
hard luck, aud his friend was lis
tening with a sour expression.
"Why, you don't know what hard
luck is!" said the friend. *T have
always had it. When I was a kid
there was such a bunch of kids in
the family that there had to be
three tables at meal times and I al
ways got the third one."
"What't hard about that? snap
ped the other.
Why, said his friend, "it was fif
teen years before I ever knew a
chicken had anything but a neck!'"
Insect Bite Costs Leg.
A Boston man lost his leg from
the bite of an insect two years be
fore. To avert euch calamities from
stings and bites of insects use Buck
len's Arnica Salve promptly to kili
tho poison and prevent inflamma
tion, swilling aud pain. Heals burns. !
boils, ul.viv piles, eczema, cuts,
bruises. Only ._'."> evins ;>t Penn &
Holstein's W ll Lynch & Co.
Church Services Well Attended,
Exciting Game of Ball Be
tween Uumarried and
In rejoicing over the nomination
of Woodrow Wilson for the presi
dency, and the triumph of man
hood, as exemplified in the superb
backbone and manhood of W. J.
Bryan for common honestj' and de
cent government, I am reminded of
the following lines by an nnknown
poet: The dead have been awaken
ed; shall I sleep? The world is at
war with tyrants; snail I crouch?
The harvest is ripe, shall I forbear
to reap. I slumber now. A thorn is
in my couch. Each day a trumpet
ioundeth in my ear. Its echo in
Apropos to the foregoing, per
mit me to say, in my judgment, we
need ' a house cleaning in South
Carolina for th?J ?alee of common
decency from the governor, and I
might say in many instances, on
down the line. I can't help, but be
lieve there is enough decency and
common honesty among the voters
iu South Carolina to cause them to
eschew the grafter, the bribe taker,
and the blackguard.
The churches were well attended
yesterday, Rev. J. E. Freeman
preaching an excellent sermon in
the morning in the Baptist church
and the Rev. B. H. Covington in
the afternoon at the Methodist.
Candidate for sheriff, Swearingen
was a respectful worshipper at the
Baptist cnurch in the morning hav
ing spent the night in the home of
Air. R. X. Edmunds.
Mrs. Addie Bell Parks returned
to her horns io Augusta yesterday,
little James having about recover
ed. Mr. J. G. Parks came up Satur
day to see homefolks.
Miss Mary Bell Uie youthful las
sie of Judge Bell of Clark's Hill re
turned home Sunday. She expects to
spend some time in Augusta with
her cousin Addie Bell Parks, after
which she hopes to return to Parks
Mrs. J. M. Self, nf Plum Branch
snent Saturday with her daughter
Mrs. W. M. Robertson.
Anon was specially invited Sat
urday afternoon to base ball park
to witness a ball game between the
?tars, composed of the unmarried
men,pitted against the married. The
Lrame was very exciting as the la
dies turned out rn goodly numbers
md it may be that the cheering of
che young ladies for the boys was
the cause of the success, the stars
beating the married men, the score
standing 12 to 0. The park has been
lately prepared and the excessive
rains of last week made the game
very hard and disagreeable, but not
withstanding the amateurs did well,
rho married folks have their k'dan
ler" np, and aver, that when these
youngsters beat them again, they
yrill have to get a move on them.
What about the fair for 1912?
Mr. McDonald asked this question,
ind state!, that he was constituting
i miniature grist mill of wood and
i small electric motor for exhibi
tion. This will be quite an attrac
tion showing*the ingenuity of Mr.
McDonald and his sou Walter, who
is a student of Clemson college.
Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. Adams of
Meriwether have great cause for re
joicing and thankfulness in the
icliievements of their sons, Eugene
iud Harry. A few years ago Eu
gene graduated at Clemson iu 1909,
md was immediately employed by
the Inter-State Power Co., as the
-bief locating engineer, and now a
sall come < from this same concern
for Harry who recently graduated
from the same institution, which is
i decided compliment to Eugene's
faithfulness aud efficiency, in that
they want the brother, without
knowing him personally. Wre con
gratulate them and rejoice with
Lhem. More Anon.
A Compound Fracture.
"I just saw Huntert and he looks
pretty bad. What's the matter with
him, do you know?"
11 What sort ot compound frac
"lie's broke, and Miss R'ohley,
iliscovering the f:^t. t, broke her en
gagement to him."
Rub-My-TUni nil) cure you.