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(?l?mi JSeii^petr In mith Carolina
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 1912
Mrs. Mcbley and Miss Richard
son Entertain. Mr. Will
Wright Gave a Stag
There has been a number of social
affairs during; the past week, a very
delightful one being the 5 o'clock
tea given by Mrs. Edwin Mobley
on Wednesday afternoon. The
home was pretty with bowls of nas
turtiums, and vases of calladiums,
and the punch bowl was circled
with a garland of these blossoms.
After an hour of social chat, the j
hostess invited all to the dining |
room where upon a beautifully ar
ranged table the repast was served.
The center piece was of golden
nasturtiums, and a boutonni?re was
at each cover. Mrs. Mobley is a
charming hostess, and her skill as a
house keeper was well demonstrat
ed. Those to enjoy her hospitality
were Mesdames Mime Walker, J.
A. Lott, O. D. Black, J. Lucas |
Walker, W. S. Mobley, F. M.
Boyd, M. R. Wright, J. H. White,
J. A. Doboy, Horace Wright and
J. W. Brown, and Misses Louell
Norris, Emmie Wright, Lillie and
Petulah LaGrone and Zena Payne.
Dr. W. S. Dorset has returned
from Orangeburg where he has been
conducting a revival serv ce for the
past 2 weeks. He has several simi
lar engagements for the next two
months in the slate, and although
bis resignation takes place August
11st, his family will remain at the
parsonage until the faM months,
when they go to Washington, Ga.
A large and beautiful reception
was given on Friday evening by j
Mr. and Mrs. James Abner Rich
ardson, complimentary to their!
visitors, Mrs. Neville, and Missf
Rebie Workman, of Atlanta, About
150 invitations' were issued, the
hours being from 8 to ll o'clock.
Receiving with Mr. and Mrs. Rich- j
ardson were Mrs. Neville and Misses
Workman, Andrews and Strother,,
and the party received on the ve-j
Iranda which looked like a fairy j
^cene, with the rows of gay Japa
nese lanterns, cool vines and shrub
bery, and the bower of green where
stood the punch bowl, with several
fairies presiding.After delicious ices
and cake, with mints, had been en
joyed, the animated groups gradual
ly dispersed themselves sbout the
spacious lawn where cosy walks
and seats appeared most inviting.
All were reluctant to say good
night and leave so pleasant and
congenial a party.
Hon. and Mrs. B. E. Nicholson,
J of Edgetield, were visitors here
In the young gentlemen's Sunday
I school class, of the Baptist church,
taught by Mrs. J. A. Lott, a
[feature is the quarterly examina
tions, and on last Sunday Mr. Wal
lace Turner made the distinction of
ie highest average. For this, his
?acher presented him with a dainty
[old scarf pin, which was a surprise,
they had not been told that a
rize would be offered.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lott and
>ns, A B., and William, havel
[ooe to Hill Crest, N. C., to spend
Mrs. G. P. Cobb and Miss Sue
[loan are spending this month in
ie mountains of North Carolina.
Mr. Will Wright complimented
ir. Hugh Mitchell with a stag par
one evening of the past week
id the following were present,
)rs Chas. Corn and F. W. Max
well and Sheppard Jones, A. L.
Jlark, Frank, Julian and Avery
?land, Howard Payne, James La
rrone, Earle Smith, Julian Mob
ley, and Joseph Cox. A sumptuous
feast was served.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher has gone to
ibbeville for a week's stay.
Miss Marion Mobley spent last |
reek in Batesburg with Miss Hat
tie Bess Cullum, who was having a |
louse party of friends.
Miss Pet LaGrone has gone to
rlenn Springs to visit Miss Mary
ammerman, whose home is near |
>y this resort.
Misses Marj- Spann and Virginia
[arrison have returned from a visit)
F. S. Bland has gone to Bruns
rick, Ga., to visit his aunt, Mrs.
Misses Ruby and Gertrude Stroth
ler entertained on Tuesday evening
last in honor of [their friend Mies
I Workman, of Atlanta, the means
of entertainment being heart dice,
and 6 tables were played. The game
was arr animated one and Julian
Mobley made the highest score, and
the consolation feli to W. E. La
Grone. The guests' prize was a
handpainted picture of apple blos
soms. Refreshing punch, with mint,
was served during the ?vening, and
concluding the game, an elaborate
salad course was served. The dec
orations about the rooms were of
ferns and cut flowers, and the affair
was one of much pleasure.
Misses Frances and Bessie Ford
Turner are visiting their cousin
Miss Grace Tompkins at Edgefield.
John Fleming Marsh, a pupil of
the high school here has been
awarded the scholarship at Clemson
Mrs. Peter Epes has returned
from a week's stay iu Macon, Ga.
Miss Nina Ouzts returned on Fri
day from 'Birmingham, Ala., where
er" visited her uncle, Prof. Lynch.
Plum Branch News.
Our churches are beginning to
plan protracted meetings, and the
Methodists have arranged for theirs
to begin August 5th to continue
ten days. ;The Baptists will proba
bly begin their meeting the third
Sunday in August. These meetings
will be later this year on account of
the continued rains.
Misses Ethelene and Lucy Merci
er of Royle, Ga., have been guests
of Mrs. Grover Sanders for about
Miss Inez Satterfield, of Bradley,
is spending awhile with her sister,
Mrs. H. Banks has her daughter,
Mrs. Carrie Best of Hartsville, with
her this week, also hef sister, Mrs.
Nannie Austin of Greenwood.
Miss Izora Calvert of McCormick
is visiting the Miss Holloways this
week. . j
Dr. J. B. Adams and wife,. Rey.
J/Earlo Freeman and ;family,"dined;
with Mr. and. Mrs. Sturkey last
Mr. Williams, of Medows, Ga.,
is here for a few days as relief cash
ier of the bank, Mri Faulkner being
away on his vacation.
Miss Essie Colliers' time as mail
clerk at the post oflice expired July
15th, and ii seems odd not to see her
there, she has been there so long.
Several of the young men'of the
town went out yesterday to Savan
nah river to fish. Some of them
went the day before to Stevens
Creek and caught some fish and
plenty of rain on their backs.
Dr. J. B. Adams and wife left
yesterday, July 16th, to attend the
annual picnic at Meriwether hall
and will return to-morrow. This is
near Dr. Adams' old home, and he
makes these visits every year, and
looks forward to them with a great
deal of pleasure.
The rainfall has been heavier here
this week than during any other
week since the crops were planted.
Up to this week Plum Branch has
not had an over-abundance of rain,
but the rains this week have beeu
unusually heavy. Farmers have been
forced to abandon work in the
crops, and the Intendant of our
town is pressing in some of the
leisure laborers to work our streets.
This scribe as he lifts his eyes from
his pen, has the privilege of seeing
them working the street in front of
his door. But, oh, the mud if the
Crop Outlook Encouraging.
The crops in all parts of the
county are improving every day.
With favorable [seasons during the
next 30 days the cotton yield will
not be very disappointing. Corn as
a whole is not s itisfactory, yet the
outlook now is that the yield will
equal that of an average year. Much
of the gold corn is made and the
young corn, where it has not suffer
ed from too much rain, is growing
We see every reason for our peo
ple to be lu>yaiit and hopeful.
However, for the next ten days or
two weeks farm work should con
tinue with but little abatement. All
crops are late this yea? which will
necessitate later ^cultivation than
usual. The one thing to keep con
stantly in mind is, let all work be
as shallow as possible. It is suffi
cient at this season merely to keep
the crust broken and the surface
New line of Oxfords at ten per
cent above cost, at
Dunovant & Co.
Tomato Club Demonstration,
Address by Supt. J. E.
Mrs. Marie Cromer Seigler will
trivets demonstration here on Sat
urday for the benefit of the girls
tomato club. Each one interested
is requested to brine about half
a liushel of nice tomatoes, and Mrs.
Seigler will give some valuable les
!-ons in the art. Several speakers,
will be present and make talks
:.)"ng lines that will be of benefit
to our country people.Among those'
who wiil speak will be John Swear
ingen, our beloved State Supt. of.
Kducation. The ladies ari request
? d to briug dinner and we will ali
enjoy the day together. There will
l>e no politics in this meeting. For
this reason it will be something ex
traordinary and should attract, a
A party of young people chape
roned by Mrs. P. B. Day have just
returned from a ten days camp on
Saluda river. They report a very
enjoyable trip and have many nice
things to say about the Saluda peo
Work on the new residence of
Mr. J. D. Mathis is going forward
?ind in a few weeks it will be an or
nament to our town. It will be
modern in every respect, fitted
with a water system and lights.
The new ginnery of the Fertilizor
Company is being erected and will
l>e ready before the first bale is
A series of meetings will be held
at the Baptist church beginning the
first Sunday in August. Dr. J. H.
Thayer, of Ridge> Spring will jyj
tsist the pasto^^urigg the n.v
Chesterfield 'are visiting Mrs. WV
Miss Ida Ryan is visiting her
sister Mrs. J. B. Howard in Beech
Island. J. H. C.
Trenton, S. C.
Rests Beneath Ed gefiel d's Sod.
Mr. Henry G. Arthur died at the
home of his son, Mr. E. P. Arthur,
in Kissirarnee, Fla., last [December
and his mortal remains were inter
red at that place. Not satisfied for
his last resting place to be in a for
eign soil and among strangers, Mr.
Arthur's loved ones decided to have
the casket exhumed and brought to
Edgefield. Yesterday afternoon the
re-interment took place in our vil
lage cemetery. Mrs. Arthur and
Mr. E. P. Arthur accompanied the
remains from Kissirarnee. As Mr.
Arthur was a Confederate veteran,
the train was met yesterday after
noon by a number of the Daughters
of the Confederacy. Mr. Arthur has
many friends in Edgefield who were
pleased to learn of the decision of
the family to have his body bronght
here, instead of letting it remain in
G. F. C. Girls Entertained.
Saturday evening last Miss Annie
Cantelou entertained the G. F. C.
?rirls very beautifully, those present
being: Miss Parnell Abney, of Green
wood, Miss Anita Todd, of Siuip
sonville, Misses Ruth and Alma
Easterling, of Marlboro county,
M i S3 Mary King of Greenville, and
Misses Marion Blalock, Marie Key,
Helen Tillman and Natalie Padgett.
A contest that proved very exciting
wis the Leap-year contest in which
the young ladies made proposals in
writing to the young men. As Miss
Ruth Easterling "popped the ques
tion" in the most approved manner
she was awarded the prize, a box of
Huyler's candy. Mr. Paul Cogburn
was fortunate enough to be her part
ner and shared in the sweets.1 At the
close of the contest delicious re
fresments were served.
Withdraws From Race.
On account of the press of busi
ness mattere I have decided to with
draw from the race for the office of
supervisor of registration. I desire
to thank my friends for their very
generous support in the past and for
the support that has been proffered
me in the present campaign. I shall
always remember their kindness to
Geo. W. Quarles.
Southern Railroad Will Award
Washington, July 19.-President
?ev, of the Southern Railway
Company, announced to-day that
all^rrangements liad been complet
ed for the award of Southern Rail
way scholarships in agriculture in
the State Agricultural College of
state traversed by the lines of
the . Southern Railway Company
and the companies aosociated with
it in farm -improvement work, so
that .the scholarships may be award
ed'prior to the beginning of the
school yea- this fall. The purpose
oe the-management of the Company
to '?ward these scholarships as
rUtjans'of supplementing the exten
sive work which the company is
doiag for the improvement of ag
riculture in territory traversed by
ines south of the Potomac and
Ohio rivers and east cf the Missis
sippi W33 announced last February.
The.selection of the young men
who. will receive the scholarships
baa been placed entirely in the
hands pf the president of the state
agricultural college in each state
and ail correspondence relative to
the matter should be addressed to
The general plan in accordance
with which the scholarships will be
awarded is as follows:
: First The scholarship shall be
awarded to a boy, preferably from
the farm, living in a oounty, within
the state, traversed by a line of one
of the railway companies partici
pating in the award.
Second. The boy must meet the
entrance requirements of the col
Third. The boy must be finan
cially unable to avail himself of an
agricmural college education with
BHMIe^Pce. Provided, that the
liege,. if he deems
part of their ex
Fourth. Subject to the above con
ditions, the president of each col
lege for which scholarships are tobe
awarded n;ay determine for him
self the method of selecting the
boys lo whom they shall be award
ed. The management of the Rail
way companies, believing that the
best results will be obtained if the
selection of the boys shall be left
entirely to the college authorities,
will not participate in such selec
tion in any way or recommend the
award of i scholarship to any par
Fifth. Each boy to whom a schol
arship may be awarded must main
tain a good standing in his classes
throughout his entire college course
and must conform to the rules and
regulations of the college. The au"
thorities of the college shall have
full and final authority to determine
the degree of. delinquency or o? in
subordination that shall constitute
grounds for the withdrawal of the
benefits of a scholarship from any
student. In no case shall a benefi
ciary of a scholarship be permitted
to appeal from any act or decision
of the college authorities to the
Sixth. In colleges in which itj's
customary to send to the parents or
guardians of students periodical re
ports as to Stheir standing and con
duct, such reports as to the bene
ficiaries of railway (scholarships
shall be forwarded to the president
of the Southern Railway Company,
as well as to the parent or guardian.
Seventh. Each beneficiary of a
scholarship shall be required to sub
scribe to an agreement that he will,
for at least three years after the ter
mination of his course iu college,
devote himself to practical farming
in territory contiguous to a line of
one of the railway companies
participating in the award or to
teaching agriculture, or working on
an experimental farm, in some state
traversed by the lines of one of the
railway companies participating in
When Doris climbed on her fa
ther's knee it was plain that a deep
problem was troubling her.
"Papa, was it a wise person who
said, "The good die young?"
"Yes," he replied, "I suppose he ;
must have been very wise."
"Well," the child replied, after
thinking it over for a time. I'm
not so much surprised about you,
but I don't see 'how mamma man
aged to get growed n p. "
Aftera lorie absence, due to the
scarcity of news and the lack of en
ergy on the part of your correspon
dent, will tell you again of the hap
penings, goings and comings of our
Mrs. Cornelia 61 an ton, accompa
nied by her sister and several
nieces, is occupying her home in
our midst for a part of the summer,
after which she will return to Au
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Nickles,?
from Hodges are visiting at the
home of Mr. Chas. Jones. This
morning they have gone on a bu
siness trip to Augusta.
Miss Eugenia Miras is visiting
MissLimmie Corley of the Pleas
ant Lane section. Miss Eugenia
and Miss Corley were class-mates at
the S. C. C. I.
We are glad to welcome Mrs. Ben
Mims in our community, and are
assured that her congenial and hap
py spirit will add greatly to our so
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Strom visited
relatives in the Red Hill section
Saturday and ?Sunday of last week.
We regret that Mr. W. H. Gor
don, who bas made his 'home with
his daughter, Mrs. Charles Jones
for the past j'ear has returned to
his old home at Due West.
Little Miss Ora May Strom, from
Wards is visiting at her grand
father's, Mr. C. Strom.
Dr. Snuggs, whom all Edgefield
has learned to appreciate, will
preach for us next Sunday morning.
We hope that a large congregation
will be present to hear Dr. Snuggs.
Next Friday afternoon, begin
ning at four o'clock, the ladies of
the Missionary Society will sell ice
cream in the grove adjoining the
church, and everybody is very cor
dially, invited. We extend a spe
cial invitation to all the generous
Resolutions on the Death o? ,
? ? .
Mrs. J. C. Long by Woman's 1
Whereas, Almighty God has seen 1
fit to call from time into eternity
our beloved sister and co-worker,
Mrs. Della Long, the VVomau's Mis- I
sionary Society of Ebenezer church
adopt the following resolutions:
That in her death the Society has
lost one of its. most faithful me in- .
bers. She was always ready to do
whatever duty we put upon her.
She was always punctual and never .!
let home affairs keep her from the ?
meetings. She faced discourage
ment with determination believing
thatall things woik out for good to
them that love the Lord. We feel 1
that her work will still bear much :
fruit though she has gone to her
We commend her Christian char- <
acter to all her friends as worthy
To her family we offer our pro
foundest sympathy invoking God's 1
richest blessings upon them in this ;
time of their sore grief.
That a copy of these resolutions
be spread upon the minutes and a
copy be sent to the family and pub
lished in the Baptist Courier and
the Edgefield Advertiser.
Mrs. Jerome ll. Courtney,
Mrs. Anna Eidson,
Mrs. Charlsie Swearingen.
A Scarcity of Bait.
A Scottish class was examined in
Scripture. "Can any boy or girl here
tell me how Noah would be likely
to use his time while on the ark?"
asked the inspector.
One boy timidly showed his hand
"Please, sir, he wad fish."
"Well, yes, he might," admitted
Another little fellow waved his
hand excitedly and said:
"Please, he could no fish very
"What makes you think so, ray
"Because there were only two
worms in the ark."
Took No Precautions.
Mr. Meddergrass-The paper says
as how young Ezry Bliggers has
broke out as a poet.
Mrs. Meddergrass-You don't i
say! Well, I remember tellin' Mrs.
Bliggers when Ezra was a little
boy that she was foolish not to i
have him vaccinated.
Good Sermons. Prof West Do
ing Preliminary Work. Mrs.
Talbert Sick. Many
News is very scarce, in fact we
hear very little except politics and
nonsense. "Pocjr old South Caroli
na" in her humiliation is often said
by those who pass thiough, onlook
ers from other states. It is amusing
to us, or would be, if it were not so
serious to hear men's excuses for
supporting Gov. Blqase, but I ara
like my old friend J. C. Morgan.
If I wanted to vote for Bl ease, I
would be man enough to say, "I
am voting for him because he suits
me, because he is a man after my
own heart." Nor would Anor>
blame the newspaper or the dicta
graph but would say, I vote for my
ideal. He is my man, because I like
his style. I like his politics, he is
my ideal, the mari I would like to
pattern after, and have my boys
pattern after. No, sir, I would not
blame the news papers, nor the dic
tagraph. Only crooks and law break
ers dread the detectives and the
light of publicity turned on by the
newspapers. I would say he is my
ideal; and let it be remembered that
a man never rises higher than his
ideals. We believe, however, that
as little as men see it, or care for iL
that God reigns, and that he ison
the side of good government, and
that there is enough "salt of the
earth" to save the state, and "leaven
the whole lump."
Parksville had a good day yester
day to use our stereoptyped phrase.
Rey. Mr. Freeman preached a good
sermon to the Baptist folks in the
morning, and Rev. J?. H. Coving
eafteran extended visit to!
son-in-law, H. Wv Dobey of ?dge
field, and her grand son, Dr. J. A.
Dobey of Johnston, and grand
daughter Mr-. Clara Brunson of
Messrs. W. P. and W. R. Parks
and C. A. Parks and J. P. Black
well attended the political meeting
in Columbia last week.
Mr. W. H. Parks of Plum
Branch visite I home folks in Parkt
Prof. A. C. West, who has been
selected to teach our school for an
uiher year came in Saturday even
ing to visit pupils and arrarjge fou
work another year.
Mr. Stan Watson and wife, M rsv
Campbell and son, and Mrs. Wat
ion of Columbia made a flying trip
in auto to Parksville to see their
kinsman Hon. T. G. Talbert one
lay last week. It was a bad week
for autoing on account of the mudv
hut they mady it all the same.
Mrs. W. J. Talbert has beer.'.,
tiuite sick the past week but we
are glad to say is mnch improved.
at this writing.
Mr. J. C. Stone Intendant of our
town, went down last week to
Springfield, to see his step father
Rev. J. H. Sanford whom he re
ports as being ?1 nile Kick. Only a
lew months ago Mr. Sauford mar
ried Mrs. Virginia Stone of our
town, and the sympathy of our en
tire community goes out to them.
Miss Lena and Della Cartledge,
and Julia Stone of Rehoboth are
visito i's at the home of Mr. J. A.
Mrs. Mattie Daniels, formerly
Miss Mattie Moultrie, of Augusta,.
is up on a visit to the family of Mr,
W. P. Parks.
Mr. Jack Reynolds and wife of
Plum Branch were welcomed visi
tors Sunday at the home of Mr. Ed
Reynolds of our town.
Messrs. Robert Edmunds, E'cTdiV
Bell and Warren Stone are plan
ning for an extended visit io
Springfield. Sometimes the most at
tractive feature of a thriving town
like Springfield is a pair of brown
eyes. More Anon.
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