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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13,1912
PLUM BRANCH NEWS.
Quiet Election, Auction Sale of
Land a Failure. B. Y. P. U.
Prospering. Will Pay
The Augusta fair attracted a
number of visitors from our town
this week. Mr. J. W. Blackwell,
one of the visitors, reports the at
tendance good and the exhibits bet
ter than those of former years.
The election passed off quietly,
and failed to stimulate the interest
that the primary did, but all are re
joicing over the election of Wilson.
With the new Chinese republic
firmly established, with the proba
bility that the Ottoman capital will
be forced beyond the Bosphorus,
with Woodrow Wilson in the White
House, do we not feel like exclaim
ing. The world is marching to
better things!" and weean but hope
that South Carolina will soon get
These dull hard times struck the
big auction land sale hard as it has
everything else. They failed to sell
even a siugle tract of their laud.
The band played, and the little ne
gro danced, but the auctioneer could
not get the people to dance.
Mr. Jasper White i8 circulating
a petition for a railroad crossing on
the north end of town near the gin
nery. It is badly needed, for just
one crossing for the entire town of
Plum Branch is not sufficient.
The C. & W. C. railroad compa
ny is treating its depot here to seme
needed improvements. A new floor
and a new roof thus far, and I do
not know what else is to follow.
The friends of Mr. J. B. Adams
?will be glad to know that he has re
covered from his recent sickness.
Mr. Ellison Miller has been spend
ing thia week at home.
Jtfnv Cartledge' of Parks ville is
spending this week with her daugh
ter, Mrs. B. D. Kitchin gs.
Mrs. Alline Graham of Hodges
visited her mother, Mrs. H. Banks,
Prof. Fowler's mother stopped
over with him for a brief visit last
week en route home from Augusta
where she had been to attend the
marriage of one of her sons. She
has a son who is doing third year's
Iwork in a medical college in Augus
ta, and found time in the midst of
his many other duties to take unto
himself a wife.
Miss Leona Lowraan spent last
Saturday and Sunday in Greenwood.
Messrs. H. Banks, J. H. Lyon
and O. D. White, were appointe?1
on the fourth Sunday in October hy
the Baptist church to canvass for
funds for their parsonage debt. Mr.
IBanks has collected in cash and
totes more than two hundred doJ
ars, but what the other two have
lone this scribe has not learned.
The B. Y. P. U. is still fiourish
og under the capable management
if Mr. Thomas McAllister. He is
forking in some special lessons on,
[How members should conduct
hemselves in the house of God,''
pd they are already bearing fruit.
|be union is to have a social meet
Ig at the pastor's home to-night,
pd a favorable night seems to be
p stove, and a pleasant occasion is
Better Market Than Augusta.
Mr. P. H. Bus8ey, than whom
tere is no better citizen in the
ate, was in town Saturday, and
hile in conversation with The Ad
ertiser'8 representative remarked
lat Edgefield has been a better
otton market than Augusta this
all. He lives on the public road
nd has seen farmers who sold at
?dgefield and others who sold cot
Dn in Augusta, and he has decided
hat our market has been the best
narket for the farmers. Coming
rom so excellent a source, that ia
, very strong endorsement forEdg
ield. Those who have cotton yet to
ell should briDg their cotton to
his market. Mr. Bussey has no spe
cial interest in Edgefield, but sim
>ly stated what he knew to be true.
She-What an atrocious necktie!
wouldn't trust you to select anv
iling on earth. I never knew 3 man
vi th so little taste.
He (chuckling)-You forget that
I selected you, my dear.
I She-That was something you
could not help.
Graphic Description of "Tour
Around The World" by Our
The "Tou. around the world,"
held under the auspices of the D.
of C. was a great success, both so
cially and financially, the crowd in
attendance, far exceeding their san
guine expectation?. The passengers
all assembled at Turner Hall, where
tickets were purchased, and all en
tered "Dixie Land," where the flower
show waa held. The general ar
rangement of the decorations was
most artistic, and the beauty of the
place was due to Mesdames A. B.
Harrison, J. A. Kirby, B. L. Allen,
J. H. White, J. W. Mobley and J.
A. Dozier. The flowers were gor
geous, and some of the chrysanthe
mums were of such magnificent pro
portions, as to belie the classifica
tion. Dahlias and roses, ferns, be
gonias,and pot plants vied with each
other in beauty.
The passengers were transported
in sections of 3U every half hour,
and the second point visited was
"Mt. Vernon," at the home of Mr.
Charles F. Pechmau, he acting as
conductor and taking up tickets for
this point. As each one entered, the
door was swung open bv an old,
time darkey, with snow white hair.
Mrs- Thomas Jefferson (Mrs. W. J
Hatcher greeted all, and introduced
them to Mrs. John Quiiicey Adams,
Mrs. B. F. Boatwright) who stood
with her. Miss Nellie Custis (Miss
Daisy Brockington) escorted all into
the parlor where Miss Bird, a reign
ing belle (Mrs.C. F.Pechman) intro
duced the guests to Gen. George
Washington (Mr. E. H. Smith) and
Lady Washington (Miss Angelle
Andrews,) who were perfect repre
sentatives. Al^ wore beautiful colo
nial costumes, with powdered hair.
Numerous silver candle sticks, with
lighted tapers cast a soft glow over
?Us In the dining room, Mrs. Mar
tin (Mrs. T. R. Denny) presided,
and the table was exquisite in its
appointments. An oyster course Was
served, and the paper doilies had
scenes of Mt. Vernon on them, and
the souvenirs were tiny silk flags.
Such stately people were reluctantly
bade adieu, and the train moved off
for *\Iollaud," which was reached
in an incredibly short time. The
home of Mr. Wm. Lee Coleman
represented this place, he acting as
conductor. As the uarty entered, a
matronly Dutch woman (Mrs. Cole
man) who was seated near the front,
rapidly operating the old Dutch
churn, hospitably bade them enter.
In the parlor 10 little Dutch maids
gave a song drill and captivated all.
The decorations were especially at
tractive, and in the dining room a
Irieze of Dutch scenes made the
walls beautiful. Upon the dining
table was a canal, upon which swam
tiuy ducks, and the old wind mill
operated ai one end, while at the
other, the little man climbed for the
grist. A turkey course wass(rved,
with coffee, and the doilies bore
Dutch figures. Those assisting were
in full costume and were Misses
Clara Sawyer and Bessie Bean, and
xMrs. J. P. Bean and E. W. Moyer.
These quaint people afforded a most
pleasant half hour.
The cars next started for "Ire
land," at the home of Mr. S. J.
Watson. Here the colors of the
country formel au attractive dec
oration, and the shamrock was used
extensively. The guests were receiv
ed by Mesdames Watson, Frank
Crouch and j. W. Marsh, and after
being seated, Mrs. F. M. Boyd and
Miss Bessie Maud Willis charming
ly rendered Irish musical selections,
vocal and instrumental. In the par
lor the Blarney Stone caused much
merriment, as blindfolded, each one
attempted to kiss it. Thus doing so,
makes one an adept at flattery.
Missse Maud Nickerson and Willis
had charge of the stone, and all as
sisting her wore the Irish costume.
In the dining room a salad course
was served by the two-Irish maids,
Misses Hallie White and Martha
Watson,the colors being prettily car
ried out. Upon the table was a minia
ture" Lake Killarney,"and it reflect
ed the shamrock that extended from
the cbaudelabra to the four corners
OL the table. The harp in green and
white, occupied a conspicuous place
iu tlie room.
The cars transported the passen
gers next to "Spain," at the home
of Mr. H. W. Crouch. Mr. Crouch
as conductor, ushered all in, and
they were received by Mrs. Crouch,
who wore a handsome Spanish cos-.
turne of rich red satin, with a black
mantilla. The colors of the country,
blue and yellow, were attractively
used, and the flags floated about.
The arrangement of the home was
well adapted for the entertainment,
and a balcony scene received ap
plause. Two Spanish maidens were
serenaded by a Spanish lover (Mr.
F. M. Boyd.) The folding doors of
the parlor were opened and a tab
leau was enjoyed, soft red lights
being thrown over all. It represent
ed Queen Isabella, (Mrs. H. D.
Grant) presenting to Columbus,
(Mr. H. D. Grant) the casket of
jewels, through the secretary, (Mr.
F. M. Boyd). Their costumes were
perfect in every detail, and a second
tableau was shown. Following this
a piano duet, "A Spanish lance,"
was rendered by Misses Elise
Crouch and Gladys Sawyer. The re
freshments served were dainty, and
arranged in a truly artistic manner
and were served by two Spanish
maidens, Misses Annie Crouch and
Elise Mobley. The souvenirs were
small Spanish flags.
The last point was to "Japan,"
at the home of Mr. M. T. Turner.
Numerous Japanese lanterns lighted
up the verandas, and the pergola.
Mr. Turner acted as the conductor,
and Mrs. Turner, in an exquisite
imported Japanese costume greeted
the passengers at the front, and in
troduced them to her visitor from
China, (Mr. J. Howard Payne) who
wore an imperial robe. The entire
decorations well carried out the
country, with the flags of Japan,
and the electric lights were enclosed
in Japanese lanterns. Large ch ry ?an
themums, the Japanese flower, filled
large vases. In the hallway, under a
huge Japanese umbrella, and seated
upon cushions was a group of Japa
nese- Mrs. O. D. Black with sev
eral small children. They wore the
full costume and attracted much at
tention. Across into the parlor, in
a Japanese corner, two natives,
(Misses Eula Morgan and Sue Sloan)
sat upon cushions and played on
stringed instruments. Min? Zena
Payne invited the different parties
to the dining room for "tcha and
kashi," where everything was Japa
nese, and the wall was of this pren y
decoration. Much fun waB had as
some attempted to sit upon the
cushion, and take tea from the lai?
orette. Four young Japanese served,
Misses Frances arid Bessie Ford
Turner, Mary Waters and Agnes
Wright. Incense sticks were barned
around to ward off evil spirits. After
the Japanese had bade all "Sayona
ro," they departed, for"Dixie Land",
to be returned to their native coun
Largest Painting in The World.
Columbia, November 8, (Special).
The longest painting ever execut
ed in this country or abroad, ac
cording to authentic statements,
will form a striking future of the
d?corations for the educational
building at the Fifth National Corn
Exposition hore next January. The
can va* for this immense painting
will he nearly a sixth of a mile in
length, by nine feet wide. It will
extend entirely around the big steel
building which will house the ex
hibits from the department of ag
riculture and the thirty or more
states which will enter the exposi
tion. Tlie canvas will cover about
7,5U0 nquare feet of space, and i3C
pounds ot dry paints of various col
on* wiil be necessary in the execu
tion of the task.
The artist who will transform
this material into a mammoth work
of art is Mr. E. E. Sprague of Co
lumbus, Ohio. Mr. Spir.gue execut
ed a somewhat similar, though
smaller, piece of work for the fourth
national corn exposition held at Co
lumbus last year. The high artistic
quality of the work' and ihe wide
variety of subjects and scenes, at
tracted instant attention and aroused
wide comment. Mr. Spragte is now
a resident of Columbia, and is at
present superintending the erection
of the frame work for the support
of this enormous stretch of can va*.
Within the next few days he will
begin with his bru<h and paints
upon the T't i'iic ta->k. Mr. Sprigu *
wiil be assistM in this work by his
SOM, Mr. S B. Sprague.
Tue canvas will be divided into
thirty or more spaces, into which
will be painted landscape scenes
typical of the various states whose
exhibits, educational and competi
tive^^ will be arranged belo w.
Another Voice Raised Concern
ing the Lands Along the
I saw a piece in Tbe Advertiser
from the west-side. ? own water
front too, on big Stevens creek as
brother Medlock and to my surprise
I bear him making remarks about
his friends getting what their lands
are worth. Ile has forgot that he
signed option for $85 an acre, and
then kicked, and got $45 an acre
for his, but when his neighbor
wants to get the same he then
wants him to hush rijrht now, and
let northern capital in. We own
land joining him and the company
came around taking options on it.
They told us they were paying all the
?ame, but I notice brother Medlock
got $45 an acre and we only got
$25an acre,and our land joins his just
across the creek, and we will have
to kick with Mr. or Mrs. Justice*
And if I ara not mistaken his son
came around taking options for the
company, and his son told us the
company was paying all the same
thing which was $25 an acre and
brother Medlock got $45 an acre.
No^r he says his neighbor must
hush, they have already got too
much for their old land. I wonder
if I brother Medlock will pay the
company some of his back, and take
the same as us, or I think he had
better hush right now a.id let Mrs.
or Mr. Justice prevail, that all
right'for our forefathers to drive
the. Indians out, but now we must
bushland let northern capitalists
have what our forefathers laid down
their lives for, and they have already
got enough of our property as I
see it. Now they come down here
, with their millions and billions and
run ailine. across our lands just to
suit them and ruin the balance of
our old land as brother Medlock
puts it. We think we ought to
have as much as brother Medlock if
tile rta land ID not worth anything
as' water power please tell me why
great millionaires want it. If
everybody was familiar with the
ficta as I am they would certainly
say let justice, pre vail. Now they
want all of the little clod-hoppers to
bush, but I think they are willing
to still stand by Justice and go be
fore our people with the evidence
and ask them for justice, and so far
as I know the people in Skipper's
Georgia only want justice.
I am very sorry to get into this,
but as things are so rotten skippers
will g?t into it. I have lived on Big
Stevens creek all my life and never
lost a cow or a crop of hay
yet. Some people will loHe their hay
en top of Ceasar's head simply foi
not attending to it. We do not
want to extortion on the company.
We only ask for justice, as they
have come and run lines just where
they want to go and want us to
take a few hundred dollars and
ruin a plantation that is worth five
or six thousand dollars and then
tell us we must hush that your land
is not worth anything for power,
but they want it mighty bad for it
not to be any good and maybe they
intend to say some day or other
you had better get out of here you
signed these papers and you wasn't
any account, and you must get out.
Then it is that we poor olod-hoppers
will have to move from our homes
that we have toiled for all our lives
and leave behind us our property
covered with a pond of water for a
small sum of a few hundred dol
lars. Our home as the song says a
home is worth something to us if
it be ever so poor. And as I write
this piece I can join with Mr. or
Mrs. Justice at least seven or eight
families that have already been
misled by taking their word, and as
I am sorry (hat things aie so rotton
skippers will get into it we st side
Big Stevens creek.
At a drawing: recitation Tommy
was called on to sketch a horse
drawing a wagon. He walked slow
ly to the blackboard and while the
entire class was watching his artis
tic movements he sketched a horse.
As he turned back to his seat, the
master sang out: "Tommy have you
done what I told you to?"
Sir, asked Tommy, recklessly, Is
anything the matter with the horse ?"
No, said the master, coolly,
"nothing seems to be the matter
with the horse. Now draw the wag"
"Let the horse draw the wagon,
I am no burden bearer," was the
Handsome Brick Bu
Service of God-?
ner Served <
The formal dedication services of i
the Trenton Methodist churoh were
held Sunday. The building was
crowded to its capacity by the
church going people from the sur
rounding community and from
Johnston, Harmony, and Edgefield.
The order o'f. the exercise waa as
Hymn, Come thou Almighty
Solo, "Crossing the Bar", Misg
1st scripture lesson, Rev. Hamlin
2nd scripture lesson, Rev. R. G.
Offertory, Miss Lura Mimi.
Duet, "Come Holy Spirit," Rev.
and Mrs. Shannonhouse.
Hymn, ''The church's one Foun
Sermon, R?ev. E. 0. Watson
Hymn, "Come oh thou God of
Dr. Watson preached from Acts
20:2?: "Take heed therefore unto
yourselves, and to see the tb.ck
over the which the Holy Ghost
hath made :.ou overseers, to feed
the church of God, which He hath
purchased with His own blood."
The theme of his discourse was the
influence of the church to the com
munity. His reasoning was clear
and forceful. His arguments show
ed that the church is the fountain
head of all good in a community.
AU progr?s? through the ages, both
political and social, can be ascribed
t J the silent influence of tho church.
lt is not any political party that
makes or destroys but the influence
of the church or its absence in the
Resolutions on the Death of
Miss Alice Salter.
On Wednesday September 18,
1012, the angel of death came int.)
our midst and carried from earth
to heaven another one of our very
best members, Miss Alice Salter.
Her smiling face, her quiet influence
her loving charity, her beautiful de
votion to ber society and church
will always linger in our memory.
Though her suffering was long and
painful she bor^ it with perfect
Christian fortitude. Through the
valley of the shadow of death she
feared no evil.
Whereas, our Heavenly Father
hath called her into that rest that
remaineth for tbe people of God be
1st. That our society has lost one
of its most valued members.
2nd. That wejbow in humble sub
mission to the will of Him who
doeth all things well.
3rd. That we extend our deepen
sympathy to the bereaved family,
asturing them of our prayers in
ildingf Dedicated4 tp
Ul Indebtedness is
non by Dr. E. 0
community. The irreligious ma?
prefers to build up hi? business in a
church loving community thus him
self acknowledging its influence for
good. God has honored the coun
try with the greatest inventions of
science whose people lived under *
the influence of the church?
These are only ? few thoughts
taken from his sermon. "We only
wish we could report it fully.
The Methodists of this communi
ty are not strong numerically, nei
ther are they among the rich claw,
but be it said to theil credit they
kept persistently at their work ant
now they have as nice and com fort
able house of worship as can be
: found in any country community.
Kev. Mr. Gillespie in whose pasto
rate the house was built, was the
prime mover in the work. Another
fact not insignificant by any means,
is that a Methodist church cannot
be dedicated until every debt on the
building has been paid. R^v. Mr.
Walker, the pastor, presented the
last w itness in this respect, viz: a
note from the bank paid on the pre
vious day. The Methodists have a
monument to their loyalty and the
outlook is bright for the future.
Dinner was served on the grounds
and in the afternoon Rev. Hamlin
hitheredge of Columbia, but former
ly of this place, preached an inter
estiug sermon. Mr. Etheredge al
ways brings a good message to bis
obi home and thc friends of his
boyhood days are always glad to
hear the message he brings and
wish him God speed in his work
for the Master.
"Tho your sins be as scarlet" was
sung by Miss Rose va Harrison.
With the pastors of the four
churches standing in the pulpit the
song "Biest be the tie", was sung,
and tho service was closed.
their time of sorrow.
4th. That a page in our minute
book be given to her memory, that
a copy of these resolutions be sent
to the family, also to the Baptist
Courier and Edgelield Advertiser
Mrs. I. A. Webb,
Miss Carrie Courtney,
.Mrs. Jerome Courtney.
Stores To Close.
Wc the following merchants
agree to close our stores Friday No
vember 15, from 1 to 4 o'clock nut
the clerks may have the opportunity
lo see the floral parade arid to see
something of the fair:
Smith-Marsh Co., Ramsey &
Jones, W A Hart, Rives Bros, Jones
ife Son, Dorn & Minis, li Ti m mons,
L T May, Stewart <fc Kernaghan,
Edgerield Mercantile Co., J \V
Peak, J Hubenstein, Dunovant &
Co., Israel Mukashy, W L Duno
vant, Penn &? Holstein, W W
Adams & Co., W E Lynch <t Co.
W H Turner, H H Sanders, O P