VOL. 77. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY. DECFMBEB 18,1912 ~ NO. 46
The Advertiser Enjoyed. Mrs.
Kirby Entertained New Cen
tury Club. Smyley Name
The Christmas edition of The
Advertiser was especially attractive,
and appealing and breathed of the
Yuletide spirit and each page has
been enjoyed. May the Adverti
ser live 70 times 17 years to greet
its readers with Xmas wishes.
The Christmas exercises of the
Sunbeam band will be held on Sun
day evening, Dec. 22nd, at the
Baptist church. This promises to
be very interesting and no doubt
there will be a large audience.
Mi9sEmma Watkins entertained
a few of her school friends with a
dining on Saturday.
Mrs. W. A. Kirby was hostess
for the new century club on Tues
day afternoon and two profitable,
and delightful, hours were spent
by the members with her. Follow
ing routine business the lesson for
the/afternoon, "The Tempest," was
lead by Mrs. W. S. Scott. Several
interesting discussions were brought '
forth, and the "Wooing of Mi
rapds," was given in dialogue form.
After the reading of the account of
"that storm,*' Miss Gladys Sawyer
?.gave a perfect rendition of it on
the piano. Refreshments served
was ?n ending, and the salad course
was followed by sweets with cake.
The sweets were served in oranges
cat like baskets and the bandies
were tied , with the club colors
green and white.
In an account of the death of
Mr. Mott Smy ley, which appeared
in one of the papers, the writer sta
ted that with him passed away the
Smiles name. There are several
living decendants of ..thfl late Col.
St. Clair Smyley, of ?>irmincHam,
[Ala., who has two sons, James Smy
lley, of Charlotte, grandson of first
|mentioned, and John and Jackson
smyley, of Ala., grandsons, and
?ons of the late John Smyley.
The Phi Alpha Sigma circle was
entertained on Wednesday after
?oon by Miss Orien a Cartledge,
'wo hours were happily spent, and
frefreshments were served before the
merry party adjourned.
Mrs. Susie Latimer, who is spend
ing the winter in Charleston with
her son, Dr. Latimer, arrived this
week for a few days stay, and from
tere will go to Birmingham, Ala.,
8) end the holidays with the fami
ly of her son, Rev. Leou Latimer.
Miss Josephine Mobley visited in
lugusta the first ef the week.
Mrs. James A. Dobey and Mas
?r James Nixon, have gone to
^rksville for a week's stay.
Mr. O. D. Black, traveling sales
ian for R. M. Hughes & Co. of
[y., of Monogram vinegar fame,
lade the highest sales of his repre
jntatives in South Carolina for
iis year, he having sold over $12,
)0.00, of the line carried.
Mr. Julian Mobley has gone to
loridato join his parents, Mr. and
[rs. A. J. Mobley, where they are
Hiding the winter months.
Miss Ivy Turner, of Randolph,
[aeon college, Va., will arrive this
?ek to spend the Christmas with
grandmother, Mrs. Eleanor
J Christmas season is well on and
|e shop windows are very attrac
re, and a number of them are
lite original with the display of!
iristmas goods. Holley and mis- j
?toe are much in evidence, and the
[reeta are beginning to be filled
fith shoppers that are being wise
an early start.
Mr. J. L. Oxner, of Hephzibah,
[a., was here during the past week.
Mr. Frank Boatwright, of Ridge,
fas been the guest of his brother,
[r. B. L. Boatwright at The Ce
Miss Daisy Sawyer of Vidalia.
ra., ai rived last week to spend
?ome time with relatives.
Mr. J. W. Scott, of Columbia,1
|pent Sunday here with his family,
rho are spending the winter here.
Miss Inez Wetherford, of Augus
is visiting Miss Lottie Bland.
Bella-Oh, doar, the diamond in
ry engagement ring has got a flaw j
George-Take no notice darling. |
)ve should be blind, you know.
Bella-Yea, but one need not be I
Cash Prizes Aw
MK. JOHN P. HOYT,
Winner of First Prize.
good yields, but as tl
increase the yield,
This closes the fou
has cost the Editor cc
paid by the stimulus
A Clod Breaker From Flat Rock
j Good morning Mr. Minis, and all
schools! Be not too busy to hear
j'Wb?^a Jjriend baa to - say, j)eccmber
"the VSl dearly an^t?ieV^y?ar ha's
rolled around and we are all
here yet. Who can see why God
lets special ones of us live, and oth
ers who are justas useful die? That
is a question we are apt to ask our
selves about this time ev*?ry year.
We can not hope for an answer to
it until we understand the great
plan of things better than we do
now. I think tho yeai 1012 will be
remembered by all of us who live.
Just think of the deaths around us,
the Titanic disaster, the Mississippi
flood, and many other things. This
shows to all we ought never forget
the duty of obedience to our God.
Now, Mr. Mims, please get all
school cousins to be quiet and not
worry you for I will worry you my
self, ?iret, I wish to choose for
my subject "Sunshine." It sounds
queer doesn't it? Cousins, I won
der how many of us carry sunshine
with us during the day, lighting up
some one's pathway so dark by
fiendinir forih a lew slanting rays ol
cheer, hope or courage? Sunshine
cha>eth away t^e clouds, causing a
bright light lo appear on the hori
zon of some poor soul. Oh, if we
realized the value of scattering sun
shine instead of frowns. ? smile
has won a thousands times more
than a frown. So lee's up and be
doing and open doors and windows
wherever we are, for the sunshine to
have full sway.
Sunday afternoon just as the gol
den slant of the afternoon sun was
slowly disappearing behind the!
western banks, friends and cousins I
gathered at my home, some of the
girls at the organ playing and sing
ing. Cousin Pat Bussey made a
delightful talk. It will long be re
membered by a'.l.
Mr. Casey is very sick. His
daughter, Mrs. Annie Aguer, has
arrived to be with him.
Miss Ruth will close our school
a week bffore Christmas. Cousin
Mattie Bailey will go home with
Tho philanthropic lady was visit
ing a lower East side school. To
test brightness of some of the poor
er pupils, she asked them:
"Children what is the greatest of
all the virtues?"
No one answered.
Think a little, she said. "What
is it I am doing when I give up
time and pleasure to come and talk
with you for your good?"
A grimy fist went up.
"Well, what am I doing little
arded In The
There were about
entered the contest
two had their corn
by the judges appoii
pose. The yields
reports were as foll
Mr. John P. Hoyt
Mr. Asa G. Broadwater
and $10, respective]
$5 was offered 1
awarded as only tw<
A large number of
?eir corn was injured
The Advertiser regre
irth corn contest tha
msiderable time and i
that has been given
For several consecutive mon
there have been! quite'anKH^^H
deaths in our commun!
into the lives of a number of per
sons. A perfectly satisf?o?tbfy^ex*' '
planation of the mystery cf sorrow
may not be afforded us in this pres
ent life, for the Man of Sorrows
said, "What I do now thou knowest
not; but thou shalt know hereafter."
Our ignorance on earth is an omen
of our perfect knowledge in the life
which is to come. What most we
lack, then, is patience to wait and
an abiding trust in which to be at
peace amidst life's storm. These
dear departed ones have left a mes
sage for earth's pilgrims, and it is
this:. "Weep not for me; but *or
.yourselves." I once read \p3n a
tombstone an epitaph which was
evidently copied from the Psalms,
it was this: "We asked his life of
thee; thou iO-vest it him, even
length of days forever and ever."
The dead now enjoy the substance
of life, if they died in the Loni.
The living are subsisting on the
shadow. It might be well for us
lo remember that the same storm
cloud which seemed so dark and
threatening afterward became a
background upon which the rays of
the Betting sun painted a panorama
of peaceful glory. A glory so
transcendent, as we gazed upon it,
that it uot only inspired a hope of
immortality, but made us long for
wings that we might fly away and
be at rest. It is this person, after
all, that can look beyond life's ho
rizon and see the Celestial City and
the King in Bis beauty. Those
who have no vision of the Eternal
cannot suffer much, because they
cannot see; and those whose vision
can reach to the land of Beulah,
will not suffer much, because they
The writer of this article has had
the sad experience of parting with
three grown members of his imme
diate family within thc short space
of eighteen months; but never once
has he questioned thc wisdom and
mercy ot' the Almighty. It is the
vision of the eternal which has re
moved every interrogation mak
and subslituted an exclamation of
praise to Him who bleseed us in
giving and blessed THEM in taking
away! You will observe that "most
of the beatitudes" which fell from
the lips of Him, who spake as nev
er man spake, had "the sorrows of
life for their subject, but the joys of 1
Heaven as a result. It is the real I
heart-felt sorrow which afterward I
yields the peaceable fruits of right- I
eousness unto them which are eier- I
cised thereby." "Sorrow is only I
one of the lower notes in the ora- <
toria of our blessedness." The sad '
st Of Nineteen B
i forty farmers who
this year but only
itea for that pur
according to these
118 io Bushels
will receive $15
y.k A third prize of ,
3uC it cannot be
3 reports were filed.
[ by insects or the dr
ts that the third priz
t Tie Advertiser ha!
effort, as well as mon
corn growing throug
word Marah* (bitter) is only the rich
S?jWjJfepf-which grows the beauti
fff] -.hof divine grace. We
/ue^h?s gone down; the ' moon
of our 'pride has ceased to shine,
that the stars of our virtues shine in
the darkness of the night of disap
pointment and grief. Moses saw
the land- of promise from the place
where he was buried. The rainbow
of promise is formed of the mists
and clouds of life. Jesus appeared
to His disciples on the sea shore
when it wa9 so dark they could
hardly perceive who He was. It
was amidst the raging of Galilee
that they heard His voice saying,
"peace be unto thee."
In the daylight of prosperity God
led His ohosen people by means of
a cloud. It was in the darkness of
despair that he led them by means
of a pillar of fire. Sorrows enrich
life's soil, and tears are the dews of
Hermon to revive the drooping
flower. It is in the valley of humil
iation that we find the ripe fruits of
a transparent life. But I cannot
comfort you; and for this I thank
God: for if I conic], you would not
seek the comfort which comes from
Him alone! You must find com
fort where I have found it-in
sweet communion with theComiort
er. Otherwise, you must trudge
along through life bearing your
burden of sorrow alone. But sym
pathy we all can give, if we only
possess it. One has/said, "The ca
pacity of sorrow belongs to our
grandeur, and the loftiest of our
race are those who have had the
profoundest sympathies, because
they have had the profoundest sor
rows. " Without sympathy life
would soon become intolerable.
When every other thing has fled,
upon that downy pillow we may
place our weary head. Just to know
that the path we trod is a beaten
one; that the tears we shed are salt
ed with human sympathy; that the
groans we utter are echoes of the
past; that others have had as much
lead in their hearts as ours; that
their though t? have been the tem
per of our thoughts; that their feel
ings have been the forerunners of
ours; that the sun of their hopes
had gone down behind thc same
clouds; that tho spell of death had
cast upon them the same shadow;
that iheir ships had staggered in
the same dark waters; that their
valley had been as gloomy as ours;
that their sting of death had been
is sharp; that their grave had as
?u.ned as much victory. If from
inch we can receive a sympathetic
glance, listen to the throbbing of a
sympathetic heart, hear the voice of
compassion, and know a love bap
tized with a similar woe, it will al
MR. ASA G. BROADWATER,
Winner of Second Prize.
ought, they did not
;e can not be award
5 held, and while it
ey, he feels fully re
hout the county by
leviate our pain.dissipate the gloom
which almost defies human solace,
brighten life aud scatter the flower?
of hom along our pathw;i\\ as w .
thanks to God for the
Hiib,'.who is the first fruits of the
resurrection from the dead. To
ill of earth's sorrowing pilgrims I
extend through the columns of this
[?aper my heart felt sympathy.
I ask thee for a thankful love,
Through constant watching wise,
Po meet the glad with joyful smiles,
And to wipe the weeping eyes,
And a heart at leisure f.-ora itself,
To sooth and sympathize."
E. C. Bailey.
News Items From Trenton.
The music class of Mi<s Roseva
Harrison will Lrive a recital at tin
school house Friday night. Th .
public is cordially invited. Thr
exercises will begin at 8 o'clock
No admission fee will be charged.
The many friends of Miss Ida
Ryan u ill rejoice to know that she
will be at nome this week.
Mis. H. M. Murlong spent the
week end with her mother at Hates
Mr. John McCarty of Mt. Will
ing visited relatives here last week.
There will be a Union Xmas tree
for the Sunday sc'iools at the Bap
tist church on the 20th.
Mrs. Leila Leppard is at home
again af:er visiting relatives in
It is commonly reported that at
least one, if not more, surprise mar
riages will take place during the
Sunday Deliveries of Express.
Mr. J.? A. Townsend, Agt.,
Edget?eld. S. C.
Dear Sir:-To relieve the con
gestion and facilita.e prompt de
liveries of Christmas packages,
please see your mayor now and re
quest the privilege of linking deliv
eries on Sunday 22nd inst, to such
patrons as arc willing to receive
their shipments on that day. This
has always been done in thu past.
We will NOT make deliveries of
liquor and you should inform the
tn ay or of that fact.
Request your local papers to print
news items asking patrons who will
ir will not receive packages on Sun
lay, to inform you promptly as we
lo not desire to send out matter to
) thc rs than those who are prepared
o receive and receipt for it.
Also see your merchants and
carn if they will receive their mat
er date named.
O. M. Sadler,
Death of Mr. Hugh Wates.
While Mr. Hugh Wates had
been in feeble health for the pasfc
three years, yet within recent,
months there had not been any d#
cided change for the worse. Mig;
sudden death last Sunday ni?rh>
ihout 9:15 o'clock, after he had
>een discharging his duties as usual
turing the previous week, was g
rre?t surprise and shock to hi^
?iends. The other members of
he family circle went to ch turk
is usual Sunday night and left hirt\
itting by the fire reading, l/polk
i heir return from church, Mr. WatoS
vas found in an unconscious coa
lition and died in a few minute*,
tie was a member of the Baptist
.burch and a member of the Park?
villecampof the Woodmen of
vVorld, in which fraternal order 1ft
.arried insurance to the amount o?
53,000. He was in his 35th year,
Mr. Wate.s was a member of I
very large family that has alwa3'j*
neld high place among the citiai?a
*bip" of the county. He had en
deared himself to a largo number of
friends in the western side of tl$
county ?where he spent thfc
greater part of his life, and sind*
coming to Edgefield several yeaiS
ago to make his home he has bee*
held in very high esteem here.
Mr. Wates is survived by his
wife, three brothers, T. A., J. EL
and D. B. Wates, one half-eistot,
Mrs. Dolly Turner, and two half
brothers, H. H. -and J. W. Smith.
The funeral service was conducir?
in the Baptist church Monday af
ternoon at three o'clock, Dr. M. ?.
Honor Roll Edgefield Gracie*!
School, for December.
1st grade,* section "B"i-Manly
UeLoach, Emma Martin, W. C-.
Ouzts. Seetion "A"-Elisabeth -
Loti, Mary '}.;?:)?:. "
IVn !. -r
rie Cheatharn, Hel^h^SllflBBMI^
Mitchell Wells, Geonfl Tompkins,
Kay mond Folk, RobfW>uzts.
Third grade-Elijfciieth Rjvej,
Rosa Zimmerman, Lois Mima, Lil
4th grade-Edith Ouzts, Strom
Thurmond, Norma Shannah
Raymond Dunovant, Mary Catn>
bftll, Alma Thomas, Sara Lyda,
lid gar Padgett.
5th grade-Arthur Britt, E^wi*
Folk, James Sharpton.
6th grade-Leila Roper, Marga
7th grade-Onida Pattison, A?
tiie O'Hara, Carroll Rainsford.
8th grade-Ida Folk, Alma Da
Loach, Blondelle Hart, Guy Broad
water, Ruth Lyon, Florence Mina?v
The union meeting of tho s>wond
division of the Edgefield Baptiifr
association will meet with the Re
publican church on Saturday befoT*
the fifth Sunday in December, afc
10 a. m. Devotional exercises by
1st Query-What are the sbliga
tions of a Christian to the churcfc
and the world? George Wright?.
J. D. Hughey.
2nd Query-Is it not the prevail
ing idea of many that people ^ora
the church to be saved rather th&JI
to serve? If so is it in accord with
the teaching of the scripture? ft.
W. Medlock, Rev. J. T. Littlejohn
3rd Query-Shall our inability t?
meet our temporal obligations loe
sen our .contributions to the cause
of the church? S. "B. Mays, Mkn.
J. P. Mealing.
4th Queiy-Can a Christian who
devotes most of hi* time and
thought to business affairs fulfill
his mission in life? Wallaoe Pres
cott, H. L. Bunch.
Sunday services to be provided,
P. B. Lanham,
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When a shameful plot exists be
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tress by refusing to act, take Dfc
King's New Life Pills, and end
?mch abuse of your pystem. They
gently compel right action of sic re
ich, liver and bowels, an? restore
your health and all good feeh'nge.
25cts at Penn & Holstein's, S
Lynch & Co.
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