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VOL. 77. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14. 1912
Road Improvement is Strongly
Issue or Opening Toll
Roads to Edgefield.
Editor Advertiser: We read so
much in the paper about good roads,
and apparently, this is about as far
as we get toward having that model
We note Mr. So and So advocates
one plau and some one else comes
with another. Now there is not a
taxpayer in all thisoounty who will
not agree with me, that the greatest
tax that we pay is the indirect tax
caused by these roads all over the
county, which are not properly
forked and which never will be so
long as we do not change the pres
ent system. Now I don't mean to
say that our present supervisor on
our past, haven't done all that they
could with the funds that they have.
Now I think we will all agree to
this. Well, if this is the case how
are we going to raise more funds?
Shall we put a heavier tax on the
people? Now Mr Editor, I am sor
ry that I apprehend such a thing,
but I believe if a candidate would
go before the people advocating
uch a thing he might as well not
Now we farmers out here would
Imost to the man, vote for bond
ng the county, well I will say for
300,000 for grading and building
ain high ways all over the county,
will tell you why I am express
g myself so freely. This ia not the
eginning of good roads talk with
s out here 7 3 miles from Edgefield.
ast spring, just to get the senti
ent of the people I drew off a pa
r something like this.
State of South Carolina, county
We the Tror?ersign?dv citizens ?f
e stave and county aforesaid here
y pledge ourselves to guarantee
ie amount of bond subscribed op
site our nantes for the grading
d building a public highway Bi
nding from Edgefield C. H., to
ntioch church, a distance of 7i
iles. The maintenance and pay
ent of bonds to be provided for
a toll gate at each end of said
ghway, and after all indebtedness
* been paid the said highway is
be opened to the public.
I do not know how it could be
ne to stop this road with a toll
te, though I think our legislature
uld arrange this. But this I do
ow, that if ?1,000 a mile would
ild this road,and it could become
aw, to the farmers around and
ar here, with some help from the
siness men at Edgefield,have got
t amount of bond ready within
few days notice to turn it over to
proper authorities to be put in
hands of contractors to do the
rk. This is-not mere supposition
facts, and if you could take a
p at my little paper as heretofore
ribed you would believe that
for one community want good
s and expect to have them,
axpayers of Edgefield, waka up
do something towards building
roads or quit talking. It can
one and will be done. If not the
citizens of this county are go
to leave it and go where people
e town of Edgefield alone, I
say, lost thousands of dollars
e last 12 months in hard cash,
.count of mud and hills. Now,
business men of Edgefield, if we
have them any other way,you
on and help us and we will
one road for example. And do
believe the people from other
unities after seeing this road
rest easy till they too have a
? You know they will not.
e of you businebs men do some
ing through thin paper and talk
what you mean to stand by.
Chas. C. Jones.
Farm For Sale or Rent.
0 acres with new six room
ted dwelling. Good well of
er; orchard and pasture. Land
l,iwithout any rocks or stumps,
ly to C. M. Thomas,
ra, S. C.
Light Plant For Sale.
offer for sale two 50-light Da
cetylene gas plants, together
four 3-light oxidized copper
d?lier* and 14 single ligiiis.
t $150; will sell for $75.
B. B. Jones.
Happenings Around Flat Rod
Crops generally are better ?ti th
section than it was expected at 01
time they would be.
The refreshing showers, the la
few days makes the farmers wear
Picnics, barbecues and fish fri
occur every few days since thecroj
are laid by.
Some of the men in this neighbo
hood are good marble players, ;
well as good farmers, lt is real in
teresting to watch them play an
see how heartily they enter into tl
The annual protracted meeting i
Red Oak Grove church, has bee
called off owing to the extreme il
ness of Mrs. Alva Hammond whic
would take off a large portion c
the congregation, also sickness i
other homes which would interfer
with the attendance. Mrs. Hair
mond has been critically ill for se^
eral weeks with typhoid fever, bu
we hope the crisis is past and w
pray for her speedy recovery.
There has been quite a number o
visitors in our town lately. Mn
Garrett Scott and son of August
are visiting at the home of Mr. .1
C: Bailey. Mr. and Mrs. Mall i
Clegg and children, also Mr. Holl
Clegg and Miss Mary Quattlebaur
all of Shatterfield visited relative
Mr?. Louise Tant of August
spent a fortnight at the home o
Mrs. G. L- Timmerraan.
Miss Mamie Bussey complimenl
ed a number of her friends with a:
afternoon party last Wednesday
Delightful refreshments were serv
ed and all had a pleasant time.
Mr. F. P. Toole of Aiken was ?
welcome visitor at Mr. G. L. Tim
Messrs. Mackie, Livie and 'Te
Bailey have all been on the sick lis
lately but are better now.
Mr. P. H. Bussey has been indis
posed for the last few days.
Miss Leila Kemp who has beer
quite sick at the home of Mr. 0
0. Timmerman is conyalesing.
Mrs. O. 0 Timmerman with mas
ter John Crafton Timmerman ii
visiting in Greenwood this week.
Mrs. Mattie Kenrick and childrei
are visiting in the Horse Creek Val
ley section this week.
Quite a number expect to attenc
the W. M. U. in Edgefield thii
month from this section,
Lines Will be Drawn.
In many of the other counties
candidates for the legislature are be
ing questioned as to the gubernato
rial race just as they are in Edge
field county, and in no instance
have we seen it 6tated that any oi
them declined to declare their
preference. From reports that have
come to us from different part? ol
this county it appears that the vo
ters will line up at the polls; Jones
men voting for Jones men an<3
Blease men voting for Blease men.
Happenings in and Around
Revival sen-ices were held at thc
Baptist church last week. The pas
tor was assisted by Dr. J. H. Thay
er of Ridge Spring. The meeting
resulted ir; several additions tv) the
church. The ordinance of baptism
was administered on Sunday morn
On Tuesday the 20th the Y. W.
A's will hold an apron bazaar in
the park grove. Refreshments will
Miss Roseva Harrison has accept
ed the music class. Miss Harrison
is a recent graduate of Limestone.
She is very talented in music and
we are confident that she will be
successful in this work.
Mr. Marion Wright who is serv
ing on the Record staff in Colum
bia, spent Sunday with relatives.
Miss Elizabeth Eady who has
spent some time with Miss Roseva
Harrison has returned to her home
in Florence. By her gentle and
lovable disposition Miss Eady made
many friends whilt here.
Miss Rosella Duncan who has
been visiting friends iu Tennessee
has returned home.
The machinery for the new gin
nery is being installed and it will be
ready for the first bale.
Considerable damage is being
done in different places by the red
spider. To what extent bis work of
destruction will go is hard to esti
Revival services will begin at the
Methodic church next Sunday.
The County Campaign Reaches
cue Dinner Served.
The third of the series of the
county campaign meetings which
was scheduled for Meeting Street
v.* s held in the grove at Stevens
(V.>ek church Thursday last. About
the usual number of people assem
bled to hear the candidates speak.
Probably no other section of the
county has sustained such a heavy
lop* during the past two decades
through the removal or death of
leading citizens as has Meeting
Street. Notwithstanding this loss,
which in some instances has been
irreparable, Meeting Street still
l as men of sterling qualities who do
not hesitate to put their shoulders
to thc wheel in promoting that
which will benefit the community
f.t large. There are tobe found in
t his vicinity men who have proven
themselves to be worthy sons of
As has been their custom for many
years, prior to the holding of their
?.anual protracted meeting, the citi
y.-ins of the community came togeth
er recently and worked the public
roads leading to thc church. Those
who attended the campaign meeting
Thursday observed that this had
been done for their benefit as well
as for those who .ittend the special
serviees that are being held at the
c hurch this week. We were pleased
to see that the cemetery i.ad also
received attention along with the
church grounds. The writer has
been attending services at Stevens
Creek with more or less frequency
for thirtj'-odd years aud we have'
tiover seen the cemetery so well
carec? for as.3t present. The leader's
Tn'this work deserve the highest
Here, aa at Republican church,
all of the aspirants for legislative
honors were asked to let it be known
whoie praises they are singing
among the candidates for governor.
Let's make out the musical pro
gramme aud see how they line-up.
Well, the first number is a solo
which is sung by Col. P. B. May-w
son, who always bravely bears
Blease's banner. The uext number
is a quartette by B. K. Nicholson,
J. H. Courtney, N. G. Evans and
J P DeLaughter, four jolly Jones
jousters. The last number is a duet,
.1 sort of Blease-Jones-Duncan med
ley, which is sung in an unknown
tongue by M. P. Wells and S. T.
The first candidate presented bT
the chairman, Capt. John R. Block
er, was Col. P. B. Mayson. He
was followed by Hon. B. E. Nich
olson. Both of these gentlemen
spoke along the same lines that had
been presented at former meetings.
The candidates for the Kc ase
spoke in tho following order, S. T.
Williams, N. G. Evans, J. TI. Court
ney, J. P. DeLaughter and M. P.
Wells. These gentlemen of necessi
(V also retraced their former steps,
l here being no new or additional is
sues the same ground had to be
covered by each. The jokes have
become more than twice-told tales
but they are not yet too stale to
provoke a smile.
Edgefield county has the most
gentlemanly set of candidates for
legislative honors that an office ever
sought. Judged from a purely per
ponal standpoint, all of them de
serve to receive all of the votes of
all of the people. Of course, when
it comes to casting the actual bal
lot, their platforms have to be con
sidered ?jside from their pleasing
The last number on the pro
gramme of thisbroad-open-dayligbt,
open-air, politico-educational enter
tainment was a duo, entitled "Good
Roads" rendered by W. G. Wells
and A. A. Edmunds. As these
two eschew politics altogether,
we can not say whether these
gentlemen belong to the tribe
of Blease or Jones or Duncan or
the "Bull Moose." No doubt though
that they would rather ride a
"Bull Moose'' than a fence made
of pointed pickets.
The Woodmen of the World
were the hosts of the day, furnish
ing a first-class barbecue dinner for
the very reasonable 6tim of 35 cents.
They also dispensed cold drinks to
the thirsty throng
Plum Branch News.
An enjoyable sociable was given
on the night of the 3rd inst, by
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bracknell in
honor of Miss jErmie Dorn of At
A birthday party given recently
by Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Miner, cele
brating the birthday of their son,
Thomas, brought him in many nice
Dr. J. B. Adams is completing
his residence which was left unfin
iphed^when he moved into it.
Miss Mattie Dorn of Atlanta
arrived in town this week to spend
awhile with relatives.
Miss Inez Deal is visiting Mr.
and.Mrs. Rush, also one of Mr.
Mrs. May Graham with her chil
dren is visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. H. Banks.
Miss Eva Miner and Miss Dros,
from ! Augusta, are guests in the
home of Mr. Rufus Miner.
Mfr. Willie Banks and family are
visiting relatives in Chester county.
News comas that in some accident
al way his son, Marion, got his arra
Mr. Charlie Sturkev of Birming
ham is visiting his grandparents.
Mr. W. R. Freeland is on a busi
ne s trio to Atlanta.
Mr. John Graves has two of his
brothers visiting him.
The thing of chief interest in
town this week is the revival meet
ing irilthe Methodist church. Rev.
J. L. Harley, of Spartanburg, secre
tary of the Anti-Sa'jon League, is
doing effective preaching. His ser
tri?n?on' "Straightening up" seems
to have been most effective so far.
His favorite song seems to be, "The
oid,?e?funt was settled long ago."
The meeting will contiuue until the
middle of next week, and to-morrow,
third Sunday in August, 1912,
ougbt.'to be a great day for them as
to ^?O^dimee at least, coming rigilt
in the mid die of the meeting.
Holland Bros. Give Away
Both Fire and Life Insu
On every p'lAno purchased of ns we
give a certificate stating that if the
piano is burned during the period of
time which is covered by the term
of payment that we will replace the
piano with a new one. We also
give a Life Insurance Policy to eve
ry male person between the age of
50 years who can pass a satisfactory
medical examination, a Life Insu
rance Policy for the value of the
purchase price of the piano. ThiB
Life Insurance Policy is reducable
each year so that the second or
third year the policy will be for the
amount only which is due on the
piano. In this way if a person who
buys a piano from us should die du
ring the time the instrument is be
ing paid for the account should be
settled up by the proceeds of the
Life Iusurance Policy.
Mr. F. H. McMaster, the Stat3
Insurance Commissioner states to
us ina lutter which we have receiv
ed from him that the Insurance
Company which, issues the Policies
to us is licensed to do business in
South Carolina and is a thoroughly
reliable company. We have perfected
these arrangements through the
Piano Underwriters Agency of Bal
timore Md, which is a corporation
of unquestioned financial standing.
We make no additional charge for
these policies. Any one wishing
full information with reference to
this Insurance will be supplied with
lame upon application to us.
Resolutions by Parksville W. O.
W. on Death of Mr. P. R.
Whereas it has pleased the Great
Sovereign of the universe to remove
by death from a sphere of useful
ness and activity here below to a
higher plane of activity above, and
whereas the W. O. W. camp No.
81 at Parksville of which he was a
faithful member will miss his kind
ness, his charity, his patience, his
love for the order, his good fellow
ship we bow in humble submission
to Him who doeth all things well,
and would resolve
1st. That in the death of Mr.
Wates our camp has lost a faithful
member, whose life as a Christian,
citizen, Woodman is worthy our
study and emulation.
>jnd. That in order to properly
Protracted Meeting at Rehoboth
Freeman's Ferry Complet
ed-Col. Talbert Visit3
Put forth thy hand, in God's
name. Know that ''impossible"
where truth and mercy, and the
everlasting voices of nature order,
has no place in the brave man's dic
tionary. That when all men have
said "impossible"' and trembled
noisily elsewhither, and thou alone
art left, then first thy time and pos
sibility have come. It is for thee
now; do thou that, and ask no man's
counsel but thy own only, and God's.
Brother thou hast possibility of
writing on the eternal skies the
record of a heroic life.-Carlyle.
The protracted meeting at Reho
both began yesterday. Pastor Lit
tlejohn expects Rev. Mr. Cowan
from Greenwood to assist bini to
day. A series of meetings began al
so at our Baptist church here last
night, the pastor doing the preach
ing. A meeting also commenced at
Clark's Hill yesterday.
A barbecue at Chamberlain's
spring was much enjoyed by all who
attended on Wednesday last. This
famous spring is nearly on the banks
of the Savannah river and is a noted
and beautiful place for young and
old to enjoy themselves. The young
people boated and courted on the
placid waters of the rustling Savan
The cue was free and all seemed to
Mrs. C. A. Parks of our town is
on a visit to her mother, Mrs. Car
rie Tompkins, of Columbia.
Mrs. Gordon Blackwell is on a
visit to relatives at Double Branch,
Mrs. J. C. Stone, Warren Stone,
and little Julian, 'kfT^?^ur3?y'~to~
visit Mrs. Virginia Sanford of
Springfield. We are sorry to hear
that Mr. Sanford does not improve
and that Mrs. Sanford is indisposed.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Parker of
your town visited last week at the
home of their daughter, Mrs. T. G.
Messrs. T. R. Cartledge and J. C.
Stone of our town, are scheduled
for jury in Edgefield this week.
Freeman's ferry across the Sa
vannah has been completed and peo
ple from Georgia and Carolina are
exchanging visits now as true
neighbors should. This ferry opens
up a good territory that we hop?
will be mutually helpful and profi
table to both Georgians aud Caro
Mr. John E l Morgan and Dempsie
Morgan have returned from an ex
tended trip through the Piedmont
We bad good showers Friday
and Saturday, though crops through
our immediate community are poor.
With best of seasons we cannot
possibly make, in my judgment,
more than a half a crop. I am glad
to say, however, that in adjacent
communities they are looking well
and Jpromise well.
Mr. W. F. Freeman from Fitz
gerald, Ga., is on a visit to his son,
Mr. H. H. Freeman one of the mer
chants of our town.
Miss Pearl Thurmond, of Dothan,
Ga., is visiting the family of Mr.
J. A. Harv ley.
Col. W. J. Talbert came in Fri
day night and spent Saturday and
Sunday with homefolks. The Col.
says he feels like a three-year-old
and is doing fine under the strain of
an arduous campaign.
We are sorry to report that Mrs.
W. J. Talbert, Mrs. Geo. Whatley,
of Clark's Hill, Miss Margaret
Doolittle, of Rehoboth and Miss
Mae Adams of Parksville are all
quite indisposed, but we hope not
Mr. W. M. Robertson while not
sick is hopping around hunting
something for rheumatism.
Mrs. Otis Redd is reported to be
quite sick with malaria.
keep in remembrance the life and
labors of our deceased sovereign,
that, a page in cur minute book be
dedicated to his memory and that
these resolutions be inscribed there
3rd. That these resolutions be
published in the Edgefield Adverti
D. A. J. Bell, M. D.
Good]Gathering at Gilgal.
The largest carapaisn meeting
yet held was that at Gilgal church
last Saturday. A large number of
ladies, as well as voters, attended,
making the social feature, partic
ularly for the young people, very
A commodious platform had been
erected under a stately oak and a
number of benches were brought
from the church and placed near for
the ladies. Mr. P. W. Cheatham
presided over :he meeting with be
coming dignity, making almost as
good chain an as he does clerk of
the county board of commissioners,
and it is generally conceded that he
has not superior in the state in
The candidates for the state sen
ate, Hon. B. E. Nicholson and Col.
P. B. Mayson, were presented in
the order of their names. The can
didates for the House spoke in the
following order, S. T. Williams,
M. P. Wells, J. H. Courtney, J. P.
DeLaughter and N. G. Evans. All
of the candidates made exceedingly
creditable speeches. As Mr. Wil
liams was among the people who
have known him from boyhood he
did not speak the full time allotted.
He never has to stop,however, from
the lack of something to say, for he,
like the balance, of his running
mates, improves with every meeting.
Before this oratorical contest closes
The Advertiser will have to award
a medal to the one who shows the
the greatest development as a stump
speaker since the campaign openad,
admitting Orators Edmund and
Wells in the contest.
Variety was given the meeting at
Gilgal by the presence of both can
didates for congress who addressed
the meeting in the afternoon. Col.
Harry D. Calhoun, of Barnwell,
spoke first, consuming most of his
time assailing the vote of Mr.
11yl:n^T5irT??e^ tri tir?
He began by referring to the gallant
record that his father made as a
Confederate soldier and also to the
service that he rendered in '7(J. Mr.
Calhoun spoke too of the distin
guished service that his grand
father rendered the peo.de of this
Mr. J. F. Byrnes, of Aiken, who
is a candidate for re-election to
congress, followed Mr. Calhoun and
made a strong defense of his record
in congress, particularly of his vote
on the Bristow, amendment. He
read letters from Senator Tillman
and other leading Democrats to sut>
stantiate what he said and in de
fense of his vote. In concluding
Mr. Byrnes spoke briedy of his
efforts in endeavoring to secure na
tional aid for improving the roads
traveled by the R. F. D. carriers.
Tiie majority of those preseutwere
in sympathy with Mr. Byrnes, this
being indicated by the applause as
as well as by individual remarks.
Thus far the Gilgal people are en
titled to the first place in the mat
ter*" of serving barbecue dinner. No
refection is intended upon the other
feasts, for they wert all above criti
cism, but in the way it was prepared
that Gilgal spread was just a "leetle
de rise"' of the dinners at the other
From the dinner and the sale of
cold drinks a sufficient sum was
raised to recover Gilgal church. The
Advertiser desires to commend the
gentlemen who labored so faithful
ly and so unselfishly in accomplish
ing this very worthy end.
Very Pleasant Occasion.
Little Miss Helen Dorn proved
herself to be a most charming hos
tess when she entertained a number
of her friends last Friday afternoon
in honor of her cousin, Miss Al
leen Payne of Ninety-Six. Thc
principal diversion was a sewing
contest. The little girls donne!
blue, pink and red aprons, and se
lected a partner from among thc
boys present. Each boy was givei.
a needle with which to hem the
apron that his fair partner wore, a
prize being provided for the one
who used the needle with the great
est skill. At the expiration of
time limit the judges decided i ;
Watson Ousts' handiwork gave vi
dence of the greatest skill, coi
quently the beautiful cravat \ ?.
awarded to him. The sweet music
that was rendered upon the han.!
some new piano of the little In si r
added much to the pleasure of t::*
afternoon. Delicious ices and eke
were served before the guests de