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E?GEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30,1912
W. C. T. U. Reception Attract
ive. Tour Arranged For
Flower Show. Chamber
The W. C. T. U. gave a beauti
ful reception to its honorary mem
bers and the teachers of the high
school on Friday evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F.
Pechman. The home was made more
beautiful with palms and ferns, and
gorgeous chrysanthemums filled
tall vases and lent their spicy fra
grance to the air. The hostess stood
at the front entrance and greeted
the guests, being assisted by Mrs.
E. H. Beckham,' and Mrs. M. T.
Turner, and Miss Lillian Mobley
showed them into the parlor where
the receiving line stood, composed
of the local president, Mrs. T. R.
Denny, state vice-president, Mrs.
J. L. Mims, the honorary members,
and the teachers of the high school.
After a short intermingling of
friends Mrs. T. R. Denny con
ducted a most enjoyable program,
having prayer by Rev. P. E. Mon
roe. Mrs. J. L. Mims read a splen
did paper on 'Scientific Temper
ance Instruction," and Mrs. W. J.
Hatcher also gave a well prepared
paper. Mr3. Eleanor Ivy, in a sweet
and gentle manner gave an oricinal
reading pertaining to Temperance.
A discussion on "Importance of
teaching temperance in the schools,"
was participated in by Messrs. J.
D. Bartley, .7. D. Eidson, S. J.
Watson and Prof. W. S. Scott.
Temperance songs and piano solos,
was a pleasant feature of the pro
gram. Rt fresh men U were served of
frozen cream and cake, and upon
each slice of cake was the emblem
of the organization-a white bow
The flower show, 3s planned by
the ?). of C. promises to be one of
the most unique and enjoyable
affairs ever held here. The form of
entertainment will be a tour, 6
points being visited. "Dixie land,"
where the flowers will be viewed,
will be the first place of interest.
Passengers will be transported from
here to "Mt. Vernor," at the home
pf Mrs. C. F, Pechman and will be
entertained with a minuet, led by
George Washington. Oysters wiii
be served. The next point will be
"Turkey," at the home of Mrs. W.
L. Coleman, where something in
teresting is promised, and white
Holland turkey will form a part of
Froni here the passengers will pro
ceed to the home of Mrs. S. J. Wat
son, "Ireland?" where they will be
entertained by Irish songs and tab
leaux and a salad course will be
The home of Mrs. H. W. Crouch
will represent "Iceland,"' and little
Esquimaux will serve you with
something cooling and a music pro
gram will be enjoyed. The last
point of theftour will be "Japan"' at
the home of Mrs. M. T. Turner,
where fragrant tea and cakes will
be served by numerous Japanese.
The passengers- will finally be cai
ried back to "Dixie Land" to enjoy
A "Boomer meeting" was held
here last Thursday evening in Tur
ner hall, and a chamber of com
merce was organized. Mr. W. L.
Coleman acted aR chairman and
<rficers were elected: J. A. Lott,
president; V. E. Edwards, vice
president, and E. W. Hardy, secre
tary and treasurer. To draft resolu
tions: W. L. Derrick, J. A. Dobey
and G. D. Walker.
To solicit members: J. D. Bart
ley, H. G. Kidson, W. E. LaGrone
and E. H. Smith. The meeting was
most enthusiastic and a second one
was called an for early date.
Mr. Fletcher Wright and Miss
Lillie Buzhardt were married last
week at the home of the bride's pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Buzhardt,
Rev. E. H. Beckham officiating.
Miss Hortense Landram,of Bates
burg, was a visitor here at the home
of Mrs. J. P. Beau, la^t week.
Mrs. P. B. Waters is at home
from a visit to the family of her
son, Dr. G. D. Waters, at Saluda.
Mesdames A. P. Lewis and B. i
F. Landram visited relative at I
Bstesburg, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor S. Uood
wyn, of Greenwood, spent Saturday
and Sunday here.
Mrs. Baker and Miss Inez Ba
ker of Charleston, have been guests
at the home of Dr. S. G. Mobley.
Miss Marion Mobley very pleas
antly entertained a party of friends
on Friday evening, complimentary
to Miss Baker. Heart dice was the
chief feature of amusement, and re
freshments were enjoyed at the con
clusion of the game.
Miss Nell Ripley, of Augusta, is
the guest of Mrs. W- H. Eidson.
Miss Beulah Sawyer bas been
elected by the Y. W. A. to attend
the state convention in Columbia,
November 12, with Miss Josephine
Mobley as alternate.
Miss Edith Wright who has been
ill with fever, is much improved.
Miss Daisy Brockington spent
the week end at Winnsboro.
Mr. William Cox and Miss Evans,
were married in Atlanta recently at
the home of the bride's parents.
Mr. Cox is a Johnston boy, and his
friends offer sineere congratulations.
Betiis-Lucas Wedding at Tren
At "The Pine House" the ances
tral home of the Bettis family, the
marriage of Misa Anna Natalie Bet
tis to Dr. Simons Ravenel Lucas of
Florence took place on kst Thurs
day evening at six o'clock.
The house was decorated with
exquisite taste by Mrs. Albert Mil
ler. The ceremony was performed
in the spacious hall, at the rear of
which in draperies of w^ite with
a border of Southern smilax was an
altar surrounded with palms and
The wedding march was played
by Miss Sallie Mae Tillman assisted
by Bearden's orchestra of Augusta,
and as the notes of Mendelssohn's
march were sounded the bridal par
ty entered as William Bettis and
Sabe Miller untied the white ribbons
that were across the aisle leading to
The bridesmaids were S?sses Cor
rie Lucas, of Florence; Raven Sim
kius, of Edgefield; Louisa Dunoan,
of Union; Jessie Ford, of George
town; Dorothy Bettis and Emma
Bouknight, of Trenton.
The groomsmen were: Messrs.
Henry Bouchier, of Columbia; J ohn
Barringer, of Flo: nee; Lewis Per
rin, of Spartanburg; Bralton Davis,
of Winnsboro; Ravenal Lucas, of
Florence; Dr. Ralph Floster, of
Timmonsville. Little iIelen Nichol
son bearing the ring on a large
white chrysanthemum, preceded the
bride who came in with the maid
of honor, Miss Maud Bettis,
The bride ?vas met at th? altar by
the groom and his best man, Mr.
Marion DuBose, of Florence. They
were united in marriage by Bishop
Guerry, assisted by Rev. Graves L.
The bride's costume was hand
embroidered white saan embellished
with Daohess lace draped on cor
sage and caught in graceful folds
on the train,which was in Directoire
t?tyle and over which fell the tilmy
Salads, ?ces ?nd cake were served
to the half hundred guests and were
suggestive in abundance and quality
of ante-bellum days when hospitali
ty was so freely dispensed at the
historic "Pine Houtk," always noted
lor its good cheer and wann wel
come to friends and neighbors.
Those who attended the wedding
from Edgefield were: Mr. and Mrs.
B. E. Nicholson, Miss Virginia Ad
dison, Dr. A. II. Corley, Mr. L.
W. Cheatham, Mr. and Mrs. Bettis
Cantelou, Mr. and Mn. S. McG.
Simkins, Mr. ami Mrs T. II. Rains
ford, Miss Kellah Fair, Mr. John
Hollingsworth, Miss Christine
Tompkins, Mr. E. J. Norris, Mrs.
Mary Norris, Mrs. Mamie Tillman.
Conference in Greenville.
The South Carolina Conference
of Charities and Correction* will
meet next month at Greenville. Dis
tinguished speakers have been se
cured, including Dr. Hastings H.
Hait of the Russell Sajre Founda
tion, New York; Owen R. Lovejoy,
general secretary of the National
Child Labor Committee; Miss Jean
Gordon, the noted philanthropist
of New Orleans; Mr. J. C. Logan,
secretary of the Associated Chari
ties of Atlanta; Lt.-Gov. Chas. A.
Smith, Dr. W. P. Jacobs and Hon.
Richard I. Manning.
Civic Leagues, Literary Clubs,
Associated Charities, Baraca classes
are invited to send delegates. All
persons interested in the work of
charity and reform will be welcom-,
ud to Conference, November IS-14.
An Attractive Premium List Has
Been Arranged For the Big
Flower Show to be Held
The following is the premium
list of the Johnston flower show:
Class A. best collection chrysan
themums, 12 . varieties, 1 bloom
each. 1st prize, 1 set sterling sil
ver ?tea spoons, Lott-Walker Co.;
2nd, counterpane, J. Neal Lott.
Class B, finest single white chry
santhemums, prize, marble biscuit
board, marble company of Spartan
Class C, fin?st single red chrysan
themum, prize, $2.50 gold piece,
W. L. Coleman.
Class D, finest single pink Chry
santhemum, prize, $2, Mrs. A. M.
ClaBs E, finest sijJrle cream chry
santhemum, prize $?pO, S. J. Wat
Class F, finest single carmine
chrysanthemum, prize $2.50, Bank
of Western Carolina.
Class G, finest single yellow chry
santhemum, prize $2 box stationary,
A. L. Owdom.
Class H, finest sinple bronze chry
santhemum, prize 25-pound sack of.
Class I, best col-pink chrysanthe
mums, 3 varieties one bloom each,
1st prize, 60-pound sack of flour,;
Kidson Grocery Co.; 2nd, pocket
kuife, John Wright.
Class J, best col-yellow chrysan-'
them urns, 3 varieties one bloom each,
prize 25- pound sack of flour, J. F.
Class K, best col-red chrysanthe
mums, 3 varieties one bloom each,
1st prize, silver card tray, Wm.
Schweigert; 2nd, 2 linen towels,
Ben j. Wolfe.
Class L, best col-pure wjiite chry
saathcrnum, -3tariertes one 'bloom
each, 1st prize, $2.50, Bank of West
ern Carolina; 2nd, 1 dozen winter
blooming bulbs, Henry Balk.
Class M, finest 3 on 1 st. "n, any
color except yellow or bronze, prize
$2, Dr. J. A. Dobey.
Class N, finest number chrysan
themum blooms on one plant, any
variety not less than J, prize, cake
mixer, A. C. Mobley and Son.
Class N N, finest single orange
of Johnston, fleury balk.
Class 0, finest single chrysanthe
mums, any variety, not classed,
prize, agate boiler, V. E. Edwards.
Class O 0, best collection dah
lias, 0 varieties, 1 bloom each, 1st
prize, pair vases, Norris Millinery
Store; 2nd, 25-pound saak of Hour,
Class P, finest single dahlia, prize
2 pieces agate ware.
Class P P, best collection cream
and white roses, prize, agate kettle,
J. N. Lybrand.
Class Q, best col-mixed roses,
prize, $1, Mrs. Martha Edwards.
Class Q Q, finest single rose,
prize, 5 pounds pecans, H.W. Crouch
Class ll, finest col-nasturtiuns,
prize, 25 pound sack of flour, G. B.
Class, R R, finest col. carnations,
prize, 3-pound can Monogram
coffee, J. C. Lewis.
Class S, finest farfugiunis, prize,
4 pounds pecans, Mrs. P. N. Lott.
Class U, finest maiden hair fern,
prize, ladies scarf, M. R. Wright
Class V, finest spengeri, prize,
brass clock, Thos. Cherry, Jr.
Class W, best Boston fern, prize, :
table cloth, Derrick Bros.
Class X, best pluraosus, prize,
alarm clock, Sam Wolfe.
Cla^s Y, best ostrich plume fern,
prize, kimona goods, P. B. Waters
Class Z, best begonia, prize, china
meat bowl, G. A. Perry.
Class ctC, best collection be
gonias, not less than 4 varieties, 1st
prize, 1 bushel meal, J. W. Marsh;
2nd prize, pork ham, W. R. Eidsou
Class, A A, best col. palms, not
less than 4 varieties, 1st prize, cen
ter table, G. P. Cobb; 2nd, picture,
W. M. Toney.
Class B B, finest palm, prize,
$2.50, S. J. Watson, y
Class C C, finest chi. ferns, 1st
prize, toilet articles, Johnston Drug,
Co. ; 2nd, 2 dozen winter blooming
bulbs; Henry Balk.
Class D D, finest pot plant, any
variety not classified, prise, um
brella,-W. fi.-Moyer. , .
C&siiE K, finest cut flowers, any
variety not classified, prize, 2 dozen
bulbs, Henry Balk.
iClass A, best col. chrysanthe
mums, 5 varieties one bloom each,
prize, toilet articles, Dr. S. G.
Class B, best single chrysanthe
mum, any color except bronze, prize
b?Ule Hudnut's violet toilet water,
williams Drug Co.
' Class C, finest number chrysan
tl?mnras on one plant, not less than
5 iprize, 2 yards ribbon, M?RS Lila
. CJlass D, best chrysanthemum
gjpwn by boy under 16, prize,
picket knife, P. Shade.
'?jClass E, best chrysanthemum
igfown by girl under 14, prize 1
Mund Huyler's candy, LaGrone
fi. All flowers exhibited must be
rown by exhibitor.
f2. All names of contestants
?t be sent in not later than 3
i's before show, to the chairman,
rs. P. B. Harrison.
No flowers will be reoeived,
??ept as entries, and must be
.jwiceci in receptacles and properly
tagged before being received by
? i. Flowers will bo received
Thursday afternoon and Friday
l.nftffning, the 8th, until 2 p. m.
5. All flower? will be in the
possession of the committee until
li -p. m, Friday evening.
. All flowers will be judged at
.aWim. Friday 8th.
7. No exhibitor can make more
than one entry on each classification.
8. The committee is empowered
to make any changes in classifica
tion and premium list they deem fit.
9. Dcors open at 6 p. m. Tick
ets for "Dixie Land" or flower
show and tour, $1.
Contributions From Trenton.
Last week The Advertiser pub
d ?h?'iist of-?contributors from.
"?Tent?n to the Woodrow Wilson
fund but as there were several
names inadvertently omitted we"
herewith reproduce the list as sent
to The S ate by Mr. S. B. Marsh,
showing the exact amount that each
BR Tillman, fclOO.OO
J B Knight, 31.00
C G VVycbe, 23.00
R S Anderson, 23.00
Jacob S Smith, 23.00
DrJ G W Wise, 2.00
J C Long? 2.00
J W Miller, 1.00
J F Bettie, l.oo
C A Long, .50
D R Day, 1.00
Joe S Smith, 1.00
B R Smith, 1.00
G M Smith, 1.00
A C Yonce, .50
G F Long, .50
W F Gibson, .25
W D Holland, .50
J H Courtney, 1.00
S T Hughes, Jr. 1.00
R M Maer, 1.00
S B Marsh, 1.00
W M Leppard, .50
A S J Miller, 1.00
S. C C. I. Notes.
The work of improving the
grounds of tho college ia being car
ried into effect. Three fourths of!
the Robertson place has been turn-j
cd into the campus also three acres
of .Mr. J. L. Minis' ground pur
chased several year? ago by Col.
BaiU-y. With these additions th?
college campus will be composed of
some fifteen acres. We welcome
this addition to the grounds.
Arrangements have been made
with the Southern railroad to run a
special coach from Edgefield, Wed
nesday morning to carry the cadets
to the State fair. The coach will
meet the 7:20 train from Augusta
at Trenton and the cadets will return
to Edgefield that night.
Although the rules are stricter
this year than ever before the stu
dents are pleased with the manage
ment. The faculty are doing all in |
their power to make this a model
The Y. M. C. A. met Sunday
night an usual. A most delightful
part of the program was the sing
ing of "Peace, peace, wonderful
p??c'u" by five members of the fac
ulty. Capt. Taylor then gave tho
members a good talk followed by
The ladies enjoyed a pleanant
trip to the Rock quarry on Monday
afternoon. . H. H. S.
PLUM BRANCH NEWS.
Dr. Routh Gave an Interesting
and Instructive Lecture on
This scribe bas been wondering
what the school bell means ringing
constantly on Saturday, but the ex
planation comes that Prof. Fowler's
department is working to-day that
he may be absent Monday, for he
goes away to-night to attend the
marriage of his brother.
A good, audience assembled at the
school house last night to hear the
lecture of Dr. Routh on the "Hook
worm and Sanitation." Some are
beginning to say that they are
airraid to eat or go barefooted.
Quite a number of hookworm pa
tients are being treated heie by Dr.
Another oyster supper was given
by the Methodists Wednesday night
of this week at the parsonage to
raise money for their parsonage
debt. About 130 was collected.
Miss Nelson from Beltou has
been upending several days with
Mr. James Collier's father from
Augusta has been spending some
days with his children here.
Mr. Thomas Miner and Slr. Wal
ter Lanham spent last week in Edge
field attending court ai jury mon.
Mr. W. W. Banks will go next
week as a third week juryman.
Mr. Dan White from White
Town is working for J. \V. Brack- j
nell & Sou during tue bu>y fall'
Slr. Starkey has remodeled the
old school house in front of the
Baptist church, aud Mr. McCombs
and family from North Carolina
are living in it.
A big auction land sale is sched
uled for Saturday, November 2, one
.weok^irom to-day.-. The. land to be
sold is known as the Talbert place
just across the creek from Parks'
The cotton crop is far below that
of last yeai if the number of bales
ginned and marketed here is a cor
rect basis upon which to form an
opiuion. The books of the ginnery
shojv 591 bales ginned up to dale
this year against 1163 at same date
last year. Mr. Moore, the cotton
weigher, reports 4(JU bales weighed
up to date against double that num
ber last year. So the farmers had
reason to look happy yesterday
when cotton went to 11 cents.
The new brick bank building is
nearing completion, and will make
an attractive adjunct to the Brack
The South and The Real Corn
If moisture and sunshine and a
long crowing season are favorable
to large yields of corn, as everyone
knows they are, then the south
should and will be the "Corn Belt"
of the future. It is true that iu ad
dition to these climatic or natural
advantages good farming at-d a soil
well supplied with organic matter
are also essential. The good farming
is rapidly coming and the rich soil
is only a question of good farming
in any section where a money or
general field crop arid a restorative
legume crop can be grown the same
year. A crop of oats may be follow
ed the same season with cowpeas,
soy beans, peanuts or lespedenza, or
a corn crop can be preceded by a
crop of crimson clover, bur clover
or vetch, and then another crop of
legumes-cowpeas-growing in the
With these conditions, good farm
ing means that the south will be in
the Coin Belt at all times. The
boys of the Corn Clubs have shown
the possibilities. When the possibili
t?^) are shown to be above 2'JU |
bushels per acre, who can be found
bold enough to state that the south
does not offer opportunities for corn
growing not equaled anywhere in
the so-called Corn Belt.-Progres
Contrary to orders, the cook used
the Judge's priyate bath tub. She
confessed her fault and the Judge
reprimanded her with judicial
"I don't object so much to you
using my tub," said the Judge,
"but I dislike to believe that you
would do anything behind my back
that you wouldn't do before my
The Tent Meeting.
No minister or evangelist who
has labored in Edgefield has been
more earnest or more faithful than
has Rev. Pierce Kinard during the
past ten days. E irly in the meeting
the attendance -was small bathe
never became discouraged. Within
the past few days the. attendance 1
has steadily increased and the inter
est has likewise increased. His ser
mons twice a day, in the forenoon
at 10:30 and evening at 7:30, are
piain, earnest, effective presentations
of gospel truth. Instead of creating
interest and attracting by sensation
al preaching, as is the method of
some evangelists, Mr. Kinard draws
them to him by his earnestness, sin
cerity and great love for humanity. '
In his efforts to contribute to the
spiritual uplifting and betterment
of the people of Edgefield Mr. Ki
nard has the full sympathy and co
operation of all of the local minis
ters but the laity of the" churches
are Dot falling in line as they
should. However, the interest is
daily increasing and it is to be
hoped that all of the Christian peo
ple will realize before it is too late
that the opportunity is at baud for
genuine and widespread revival in
Edgefield. The public is cordially
invited to all of the services. This
invitation includes the colored peo
ple, as a section of the tent has been
set apart for them.
Local Merchant Should Adver
We noticed in au exchange the
other day a statement to the effect
that the merciiant who advertises,
?md th j larmer who looks for bar
gains, will Oe the persons to profit
mostly by lue parcels post. This JS
just about tue size ot it, too. The
enterprising, wide-awake merchant
in the i mall city, or even the coun
try town, need not lose trade to the
big mailorder establishments, tf he
wu!-only lei, his eui homers i:uo\v
that he can supply their wants as
quickly and as cheaply as anyone,
and that he too is willing to do a
mail order business, he wilf profit
by the parcels post as much as any
one, not even excepting the farmer.
At the hour of going to press last
week the court was engaged with
ti;e suit of II T Ilolstoii to recover
28 acivs of land Iron; John H .-li.
A verdict was rendered for the de
In the suit of D W Sharpton
against Till mao Bunch, on au opan
store account a counting to $1,750,
the case was withdrawn from the
jury by the plaintiff.
Mr. A P Lott was awarded a ver
dict of $25.00 in the suit for damag
es against the People's Oil Compa
ny of Johnston. Mr. Lott was rep
resented by Simkins &> Kirby a:id
the defendant company by Thur
mond & Nicholson.
A verdict was rendered for tile
defendant in the suit for 81,000
brought by Ramsey against Wise.
Calhoun A M*ys, Esq., represented
the plaintiff and Thurmond & Nich
olson the defendant.
The last case togo to the jury
last week was the suit brought by
Wilson & Cantelou agaiust Dc.
J. G. Edwards upon a note that
was given in a horse trade. Messrs.
Wilson & Cantelou were awarded
a verdict wilie!} amounted to the
face of ihe note and accrued interest
with 10 per cent attorney's fee, us
provided in the note should be
placed with an attorney for collec
tion. Dr. Edwards was reprereausd
by Folk Simkins und the d fend
ants by Thurmond tfc Nicholson*
The civil court convened Monday"
morning for the second week a id
will probably continue in s esi?n
throughout the entire week, as sev
eral cases against railroads are t ? be
disposed of. At thc hour of going
to press the suit brought by M W
Janies against the C tfc W (J rail
road to recover ?2U,000, is being
tried. The plaintiff alleges that he
was permanently injured in a wreck
near Clark's Hill last August. Sh :p
pard Bros and F B Grier, Esq., are
representing the railroad and Thur
mond & Nicholson the plaintiff.
$25 suits made lo order of im
ported woolens. Made with snap \
and style. Write for samples. Spend
*25 or *ave $15. F. G. Mertiuy, Au