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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEIfc^AY, NOVEMBER 6,1912
Rev.'and Mrs. John Lake to
Visit Johnston. Flower Sh ow
and Tour? Around the
Rev. and Mrs. Calvin B. Wright
Lexington, Ky., "will arrive this
month to visit relatives.
On tho 4th Sunday in November,
Rev. and Mrs. John Lake will be
here and special services will be
held at the Baptist church, both
morningfand afternoon. Rev. and
Mrs. Snuggs will also be guest3.
Dinner will be served on the
grounds, if the weather is favorable,
otherwise, in the Sunday school
rooms. Two representatives from
each church in the Ridge associa
tion will be invited, and the occa
sion is anticipated by the church.
Mrs. J. W. Marsh spent Friday
Mr. Stanton Lott of South
Carolina college, spent a few days
of tho past week here at his home.
Mrs. Ollie Miller has been the
.guest of Mrs. Bettie Ready.
Mrs. Stewart, of Chester, is vis
iting her daughter, Mrs. F. M.
Dr. M. D. Jeffries, of Edgefield,
preached on Sunday morning at the
Baptist church, and it was a genu
ine pleasure to the members to have
him here and listen to the gospel
message he brought.
James Nixen Dobey, is the name
of the tine little gentleman, at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Do
Mrs. Susie Latimer left on Wed
nesday bf this week to visit her
?on Dr. Claud Latimer at Charles
ton, and she will probably b9 there
until the early spring months.
Mrs. Harry Hamilton, accompa
nied Master Harry, is expeeted
soon to spc-i.J some time hero at tho.
home of her father, Mr. A. C. Mob
Miss Nina Ouzts has returned
from a visit to Greenwood.
Mrs. Edwin Mobley visited in
Columbia hst week and attended
the state fair.
Mrs. E. A. Schnell, of Green
wich, Conn., is spending two weeks
-with her mother, Mrs. Eleanor Ivy.
From here she will join her hus
band at Charleston where he will
have his yacht, and they will con
tinue the voyage to Florida where
they have a winter home. Dr. Schnell
has a splendid orange grove in
Florida, to which he will devote his
Mrs. J. W. Marsh will be hos
tess for the New Century club on
the afternoon of November 12, and
the subject for discussion will be
"Merchant of Venice.''
Mesdames Charlts F. Pechman,
B. T. Boatwright and James White
spent Thursday at Trenton and at
tended the flower show, the former
acting as one of the judges.
Misses Bertha and Alma Wood
ward spent Wednesday in Augusta.
Miss Nell Riley, of Augusta, is
the guest of Mrs. W. R. Eidson.
Mr. S. P. Wright, of Greenwood,
visited here last week.
A number of automobiles went over
to Columbia during fair week filled
with parties to enjoy the sights,
among them being Mr. and Mrs. M.
T. Turner with their family. Mr.
and Mrs. James Watson, Mr. and
Mrs. Eric Hardy, Dr. L. S. Max
well, Mr. Julian Mobley, F. M.
Boyd, Orlena Cartledge, Pet La
Grone, Emma Watkins, Elise and
Annie Crouch, Zena Payne, and
Judge J. G. Mobley, J. W. Payne,
Earl Smith, F. Stanford Bland,
Julian Bland and Benjamin Lewis.
Mrs. Baker and Miss Inez Baker
have returned to their home at
Charleston, after a visit to friends
A special arrangement has been
made by the D. of C. concerning
the flower show and tour, for the
benefit of those who cannot be out
during the evening. From 4 to 5
o'clock, the doors will open and
they will be given an opportunity
of viewing the flowers. Price of ad
missson, 25 cents.
Finding a lady reading "Twelfth
Niyht" a facetious doctor asked:
"When Shakespeare wrote about
'Patience on a monument' did he
mem doctors' patients?*'
"No," said the lady, "you find
them under monuments not on
Dedication cf Trenton Metho
This church will bc dedicated
next Sunday. Rev. Dr. E. O. Wat
son, pastor of Washington street
Methodist church, Columbia, and
secretary of the South Carolina
Conference, will preach and dedi
cate the church. The morning ser
vice will be at 11:30, after which
there will be dinner for all, and then
the afternoon service.
All the pastors and congregations
of Trenton w'll unite in these servi
ces. People from the surrounding
country audtfrora a distance are in
vited to spend this day with us and
be entertained by the hospitable
Trenton people. All the choirs of
Trenton will form a large choir to
lead the congregational singing. In
addition there will be special music
furnished by Trenton and Edgefield.
The Trenton Methodists now
have a property easily worth ?4,000.
A few years ago our property was
worth about $400.
Under the pastorate of Rev.
Marvin Auld, he and some of the
people began? to plan for a new
church. Under the leadership of
Rev. L. D. Gillespie this desire was
realized. This church is a monu
ment to the faith and work of Bro.
Gillespie, the building committee,
H. M. Herlong, W. M. Leppard,
M. M. Padgett, Jas. R- Smith, W.
M. Vann and others of the little
band of 30 members, and their help
ers of other denominations at Tren
ton, and of people of all denomina
tions at other places, especially of
Edgefield, Johnston and of Harmo
This year we are having the
pleasure of paying off the debt by
raising $800 by subscription, and
the balance by sale of old property.
Dariug the year we have had a net
gain of eight members, making our
present membership forty-one. Bro.
Vann of our .buiULfo ''tyP^A
and one of on? best j ?a
the church triumphant. I
Rev. A. B. Watson.
Beaufort, Nov. 2.-Rev. A. B.
Watson, retired minister of the
Methodist church, well known in
South Carolina where he has had
many charges, died, here tonight at
ll o'clock. Mr. Watson had been
critically ill for some time and hope
for his recovery was abandoned sev
eral days ago. His last charge was
Beaufort and he had purchased a
plantation near here on his retire
ment from the active ministry.
The funeral will be held at Ridge
Spring Tuesday morning at ll
Mr. Watson was three times mar
ried and is survived by a widow
and a number of children. His first
wife was Miss Bates of Batesburg.
A. B. Watson is the surviving child
of this marriage. His second wife
was Miss Wannamaker of St. Mat
thews. From this union the fol
lowing children survive: W. W.,
A. B. Jr., F T., H. S. aud Mrs. A.
E. Hayne. His widow was Miss
Wightman of Batesburg and -he
surviving children are: Wightman, i
George and Daisy.
To the Pastors and Members j
of ths Baptist Churches of
the Edgefield Association.
Our honoied Missionary Secreta
ry, Dr. W. T. Derieux, sends c.IL .I
very earnest appeal to Baptists of
South Carolina to do liberal things
for State Missions during Novem
ber. The treasurer's books close with
the 30th, and the State conveniion
meets at Abbeville on December
3rd. He calls attention to the fact
that $20,000 must go in during the
month if we go to the convention
without debt. He mentions also the
pressing necessity for mission work
in the State and the abundant op
Will not every church and pas
tor see to it that tho amount of 1
their yearly apportionment, as
shown in the yellow slips hereto- (
fore sent out by me, is fully met '
for the year ending with November
30:h? Meet also tho apportion- (
merits for orphanage and aged min
isters and do not neglect the small (
amounts asked of the churches for
Ministerial Education and Fu:-- 1
man University Current Support.
We hope all the blanks will bc fill- '
ed by all the churches this year;
Let a good delegation from thc I
Edgefield Association go to Abbe
ville, to the convention. 1
O. Sheppard, Mod'r. '
Edgefield's Fourth Annual1 ;
Most Successful Ever Heh
Parades Thursday and
9 a.m. Gates at the Fa^rJ
11 a. m. Open air concern
11:30 a. m. Exhibitio||
sf stock in arena.
12 noon. Exhibition <m
.ive stock. . 3
9 a. m. Gates open,
10 a. m. Concert by
II a. m. Exhibition of live
stock and judging of poultry.
9 a. m. Gates open.
10 a. m. Concert by
. i ?
11:00. Driving oh?lti?a
ness horses, double and sin
gle, and saddle horses.
fr ORDER OF PARADE FRIDAY +
t - . ?
? W. A. Collett, marshal +
I Band I
fr Gen. J. G. Mobley and aides. *
j! School wagons, led by State %
? Superintendent of Education, J. ?
y E. Swearingen, and County Sup- *
? erintendent of Education, W. W. *
I Fuller. %
fr Horseback riders. +
\, Child's rigs. *
? Trades display. J
I Rigs. T
* Floats. *
List of Premiums to be Award
ed at Coun?y Fair in floral
Department for 1912.
1st-$3.00 for the best exhibit of
chrysanthemums 8 cut blooms, each
a diff?rent variety. $2.00 for second
beal in chis class.
iiv -*2.00 for best exhibit of
iou: arieties of white. $1.00 for
seco ? best.
-$1.00 for finest collection
ol pink. 50 cents for second best.
th -v J.OO for finest collection of
;."e.;i r ?o cents for second bebt.
?th-$1.00 for finest collection
jf red. 50 cents for second best.
Otb-?1.00 for finest single ^vhite.
50 cents for second best.
7th-$1.00 for finest single pink.
30 cents for second best.
8th-$1.00 for finest single yel
low. 50 cents for second best.
9th-$1.00 dollar for finest single
Japanese, 50 cents for second best.
10th-J^'i.OO for finest two on one
?tem. 50 cents for second best.
11th-$1.00 for greatest number
jf fine ones on one plant. 50 cents
12th-$1.00 for finest collection
)f dahlias. 50 cents for second best.
Iii th-$1.00 for finest collection
)f roses. 50 c?nts fur aeoond best.
14th $i.uo for prettiest design
nade of chrysanthemums.
loth-$l.UU for finest Boston
ern. 50 cent.-, for second best.
loth-$1.00 lor finest Ostrich
durne. 5U cents for second best.
17th-$1.00 for finest asparagus
dumosa. 50 cents for second best.
18th-$1.00 for finest maiden hair
;ein. 50 cents jfor second best.
ir Promises to ba The
.-Fine Horse Racing
?day to be Eclipsing
gatton of Shows.
12:30. Concert by band.
1 o'clock p. m. Exhibi
>n of harness horses in
1:30. Saddle horses.
2 p.m. Races begin.
Carnival, continuous per
formance day and night.
12 noon. Tourney begins,
i :3o p. m. Baby carriage
nd bicycle parade.
| Carnival, etc.
i to 2. Races.
2:00. Floral and trades
displays,, horseback, riders.
? wagon 'paradej
ley, of Johnston, and hi?
aides, with Capt. W. A.
Collett as marshal.
Thursday's Parade of Bicycles
and Baby Carriage?.
The bicycle and baby carriage
parade will be formed at the old de
pot at 1.30 p. m. Thursday and
proceed from there directly to the
fairgrounds. All the entries hare
not been received and names will
be enrolled at any time previous to
the day of the parade. The fol
lowing is che order of formation:
Allen Samuel, Jr.,
Marian Hud gens,
Horace Dorn, Jr.,
Sallie Brooks Weir,
Mary and Martha Thurmond,
Mary Elizabeth Ouzts,
John Fitzmaurice Byrd,
George Edward Sheppard,
/Wm. Walton Minis,
Daisy Anderson Co var,
W. H. Earling, Jr.,
Mary Holmes and others.
Walter Can tel ou,
Jam.-s Thompson, Jr.,
George Evana, Jr.,
Raj nur!i(.l Dunovant,
John 1 hinov.tut,
Wallace f beppard, Jr.,
Claude i ?,
J. T. M illg,
March 'vi in merman,
, Jam?.-. .iib. <
Parade Willjjbe^Formed.'j.in the
m \Z~t Evans ?Grove.^
The parade* of floats, rigs, and
borse-back riders will be formed by
Capt. W. A. Collett, marshal,
assisted by his aides, promptly at
1.30 p. m., in Mrs. Victoria Evans'
grove. In order to have the parade
on time it is necessary for all par
ticipants to be on the grounds at
the appointed houi. The list of
entries is incomplete. Those desir
ing to enter later can do so.
Ramsey & Jones,
L. T. May,
W. A. Hart,
J. W. Peak,
W. H. Turnor,
Stewart & Kernaghan,
Edgefield Mercantile Co.,
R. L. Dunovant,
Penn & Holstein,
M. A. Taylor,
?. P. Bright,
C. M. Mellichamp,
W. H. Jackson,
Wilson & Cantelou,
Beaver Darr Mills,
Dorn & Miras,
Mary Marsh and Rosa Zimmer
Mary Cantelou, Dorothy Marsh
and Sarah Hughes.
Allen Edwards and Elizabeth
Emily Baile}-, Norma Shannon
Corrie and/Ethel Cheatharn,
Amdia Hud gens and Eleanor
Elbert and Freeman Munday.
Strom Thurmond, little boy blue,
Sari Kernaghan, Western
Eugene Timmons, George Wash
ingtoh. Lalla Peak, Martha Wash
Carroll Rainsford, King of the
Fairies. Ouida Pattison, Queen of
Wm. Thurmond, Cowboy. Mar
garet May, Prairie Queen.
Mr. John Mays, Miss Virginia
Martin, American Flag.
Mr. Paul Cogburn, Miss Sallie
Mr. Jim Minis, Miss Lilian Nich
Mr. Roger Hill, Miss Edwardina
Harold Norris, Laura Morgan.
Luther Jones, Mary Nicholson.
John Weir, Neva Weir.
Fair Nicholson, Helen Nichols on.
Edgar Padgett, Susan Elizabeth
W. G. Ouzts, Louise Padgett.
Mr. George Adams, Miss Pearl
Renaud Shannonhou.se, Royal
Floats and Rigs.
Edgefield U. D. C.
Float of Fairies.
Edgefield W. C. T. U.
Trenton D. A. H.
Johnston W. C. T. U.
Trenton W. C. T. JJ.
M. W. Iludgens, Hunting Float.
Miss Mattie Carmichael, Miss
Miss Floreuce Mims, Miss Roper.
Mr. Floyd Rainsford, Miss Ma
Good Roads, Mr. A. A. Ed
Mr. P. B. Wise, Rig.
Mi?s Sadie Miras, Miss Maria
Miss Sallie Dunovant, Rig.
When he had carefully examined
the shoes the physician had brought
in for repairs the German cobbler
handed them back, saying: 1 Dem
shoes ain't worth mending doctor."
"Very well, Hants," said the doc
tor; "then, of course, I won't have
anything done to them."
"Veil, but I embargo you feefty
cent? already yet."
hy, what m: v"
"Vy, when I came to sec yon di
udder day you sharged me t'ret
dollars tor telling me dot dere aiu'i
nodding! der matter mit me."
A Detailed Statement Fronvthe
Georgia-Carolina Power Co.
As to Land Values on
Editor The Advertiser: As I was
born in the county of Edgetield,
and have been a resident of the state
of South Carolina until a few years
back, I feel it will be but justice to
rae, willingly accorded by you, to
put my side of the Georgia-Carolina
Power Co. before your Edgefield
county readers, and I therefore ask
you to publish this letter in your
I have read recently in your
valuable paper several articles, with
signatures that indicated the writers
were Edgefield county land owners,
harshly criticising the northern
capital or the "Northern Compa
ny" that had bought up the pon
dage priviieges for the pond caused
by the erection of a dam across the
Savannah river at or near the mouth
of Stevens' Creek.
Most of these articles state, that
the amounts paid for these various
flooding rights have been far too
low and that these lands should not
be looked on as farming land, but
as lands for the development of
power from the adjacent stream.
These articles very plausibly
make it appear that each and every
separate piece of land that has a
frontage on either the Savannah
river or Stevens Creek is a power
possibility; and that such a piece of
laud should therefore have a value
iar higher than land for farming.
There is no effort made on the
part of any one of your correspond
ents to show what is a fact, that
water has got to fall from a higher
to a lower, level to make water
Therefore to make thia actually
;>ow!er requires more than
property, but of many pieces, and
located on both sides of the stream,
and so located that they will have
a decided fall of the stream between
them, sufficient to make it a practi
To determine this a survey is
necessary. Such surveys, which are
expensive, may result, as it did in
this case, in showing tfiat the limit
ed number of properties surveyed
did not warrant the expenditure of
the large amount necessary, as the
power resulting would not pay in
terest on the investment.
This would then necessitate the
surveying of additional properties
in conjunction with the first ones,
aud for a higher elevation. All these
various stages have been gone
through with in the development
of the Georgia-Carolina Power Co.,
until it finally resulted in the ne
cessity of incorporating one hun
dred and sixteen different pieces of
property, on both sides of the river
and both sides of the creek, before
it developed into a proposition that
appeared practical. That is, until a
point was reached where the amount
to be invested por horse power came
down to, and the resulting horse
power of developed energy came up
to, a point where it would pay in
terest on the amount as to be invest
Now one of your writers states
that there will be sixteen miles on
the Georgia side of the river, and
the same distance on the South
Carolina side, made use of for this
pond. It is true that from the dam
the water in the river will be raised
above its natural line to a point
some thirteen or fourteen miles up
the river, but for many of the up
per miles this will be strictly witnin
what is recognized as the river
banks, and will not come out over
the low lands at all, except in cases
of doods, when it goes there now.
Yet in this distance of thirteen or
fourteen miles the riv.;.- hat, a fall
of only twenty six feet ap >roxi
Thoso who originally went into
the Georgia-Carolina Power C v. i
1908, assoc'ated with me, ann .rho
applied for the original ct' ;rter
from thc state of South Carol i ? ? if
January, 1909, were th tee
South Carolinians and ovo Gt i
ans, the latter residents of Aug
A.Ctcr receiving the grant o?
charter, in February, L'??S, . ? . : .
right to Condemn lauds for ...
?mrpose only after seven elev , ::;
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