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EDGEF?ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2,1813
President Watson Arranges
Programme For Annual Meet
ing at Isle of Palms. New
The South Carolina Press Asso
ciation bas arranged an attractive
programme for its annual meeting,
which takes place on June 19-20
at the Isle of Palms in Charleston.
The programm? was drawn up by
President Watson and approved by
The association will be in session
on Thursday and Friday and then
on Saturday morning, June 21,
will sail for New York. A rate of
?20 has been secured for the round
trip and the party will make the
trip on one of the splendid Clyde
line steamers wbioh ply between
Charleston and New York. Thib
rate includes meals, passage and
berth for both ways and is open
for the members of the press asso
ciation and their families.
Arrangement? for T?p.
All arrangements for the trip are
in the hands of H. L. Watson of
Greenwood, the president of the
association, and any member de
siring to attend should notify him
All of the college commencements
will be over by the time the press
association irathers for their annual
meeting, and a large attendance is
expected. Preparations are being
made to give the editors a royal
time during their two days stay in
Fev Set "Papers."
The idea underlying ? the pro
gramme this year is to have fewer
"set papers and more participation,
if possible, by way of discussions
upon the topics assigned. For this
reason one or more members are
. assigned to ^discussion of jnmt ot
the papers assigned.
The programme is as follows:
"Newspapers. Advertisers and
Parcel Post," H. G. Osteen, editor
of the Sumter Daily. Discussion
byR. L. Freeman, editor of the
Pee Dee Advocate.
"Freedom of the Press," W. W.
Ball of The State.
"Last Summer Abroad, Foreign
Newspapers," August Kohn of The
News and Courier.
"Journalism for Public Service,"
Rev. Z. T. Cody. D. D., editor of
The Baptist Courier.
"Developing the Rural Routes,"
R. Boyd Cole, editor of the Barn
well Sentinel, Discussion by A. K.
Lorenz, editor of the Aiken Jour
nal and Review, M. B. McSweeney,
editor the Hampton Guardian.
"County Weeklies in Relation
to Education," E. H. Aull, editor
Newberry Herald and "News, Dis
cussion by H. S. Cunningham, edi
tor the Bishopville Leader and Vin
"County Weeklies in Relation to
Agricultural Development and Good
. Roads," J. L. Mime, editor of the
Edgefield Advertiser, Discussion by
T. H. Coker, Jr., editor of the
Hartsville Messeuger, and by W.
Grady Hazel, editor Saluda Stand
Report of meeting of the Na
tional Editorial association, A. B.
Jordan, editor of the Dillon Her
Committee on Advertising.
The committee of 15 appointed
at the S partan burg meeting to con
sider tHe matter of a uniform rate
for foreign advertising will report
its findings and recommendations at
the Charleston meeting. A. B.
Jordan is chairman of this com
"The Editorial Relation of the
Daily Newspaper to the Weekly
Press," C. O. Hearon, editor of the
"The Editorial Relation of the
Weekly Press to the Daily News
paper," Robert Quillen, editor of
the Fountain Inn Tribune.
It is expected that the Master
Printers' association will meet at
the Isle of Palms two days ahead of
the time for the assembling of the
press association and that a great
many of the printers will remain
over for the press association.-The
A woman may say that she will
forgive and forget, but she will nev
er let you forget that she forgave.
-April Woman's Home Companion
Tribute to Mrs. J. M. Bell.
Dear Advertiser: While not un
expected, yet when death came to
Mrs. Henrietta Bell there was a
gloom of sadness spread over the
Some two years ago Mrs. Bell
had a severe and protracted case of
Grippe and never entirely regained
her former health. Onto this was
engrafted that dreadful malady,
pellagra. Physicians and kind
friends and her entire family sacri
ficed every thing and remained
with her, ministering to her needs
and comforts unceasingly day and
night for several months. Last
September her physicians in con
sultation advised the family to send
her to a hospital where she could
be treated by experts in nervous
diseases. This was done and there
seemed to be hope at first but her
trouble ran into pernicious anaemia
and she finally succumbed last
Wednesday. Her remains were
brought home from Columbia and
on Friday afternoon were interred
at Stevens creek amidst the largest
concourse of sorrowing: friends that
ever gathered at a funeral al that
place. The Rev. Mr. White the
postor and who visited her during
her illness held a beautiful and ap
propriate service. Many years ago
she obeyed the divine injunction
which reads "Seek ye first the
Kingdom of heaven." She was a
noble Christian woman but was de
barred from entering into active
church work on account of bad
health. "Nearer my God to thee"
- what more appropriate-hymn
could be sung at a funeral? This
one she requested be sung at her
burial. She also requested that
certain friends prepare the grave
and certain others io act as pall
Mrs. Bell was some 44 years of
age and died at the age in which
she contd have been most useful in
her community and in shaping the
fives ^nd character of her three
bright and very intelligent children,
the eldest of whom is about 12 years,
of age and the youngest 5 years of
age. Besides these she leaves a
devoted husband, Mr. J. M. Bell,
kiud and loving parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. C. Strom and several
brothers and sisters and a very
large circle of relatives and friends
to mourn her death.
The numerous bouquets which
loving friends placed upon her grave
as a last tribute will soon have
withered and perished, but the life,
tho character, the example, worthy
of emulation, of Julia Henrietta
Strom Bell will live in the hearts
of all who knew her, and as the
beacon light which guides the
storm tossed ship off the rocky
shoal. W. D. O.
White Town News.
As we have seen so many letters
from our school and others, wc
decided to write and give yon a
few dots from our school and com
We had a very hard rain fall
last Friday morning. I guess it will
delay the farmers in their farm
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wells were
the guest of Mrs. Carrie Freeland
last Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. J. W. Miller spent Sun.lay
afternoon with ber sinter, Mrs. A.
Mr. and Mrs. Baker Tarrant
spent last Sunday afternoon with
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Holliday.
Miss Nettie Freeland is visiting
her sister^ Mrs. Mary Walton of
Meeting Street. We hope she will
h ive a pleasant stay.
Mr. and ? rs. Guy Jennings spent
Sunday last with Misses Maggie
and Bessie Medlock.
Rev. B H. Covington will preach
at our school house second Snnday
afternoon in April at fuur o'clock.
We are going to have an enter
tainment at the close of school. We
would be glad io have you with us.
Well we will close as news is
Two Desk Mates.
"I wish you'd get rid of that, ab
solutely worthless poodle."
"That's what 1 said! Absolutely
absolutely worthless! What does ii
do thatmakes it good tor anything?"
"I was thinking of what it doesn't
"Oh-h. what it doesn't do!"
? "Yes. lt doesn't chew tobacco.
smoKe a pipe, fight booze or ilse
prof ?ne language."-Huaston Post.
Gave Generous Aid to Super
Sometime ago while Superviso?1
A. A. Edmunds was working on
the Five-Notch road below Mr. S.
W. Gardner's the people along the
way, both white and colored, turn
ed out almost to a man and gave
generous aid in claying the deep
sand beds. Their aid enabled Mr.
Edmunds to put this stretch of road
in first-class condition. Those who
have traveled over the road have
told us that it is a piece of work
that is permanent-permanent if a
reasonable amount of repairs is done
when needed The public spirited
service which the people rendered,
as referred to above, was as fol
Mr. John Munday sent a two
horse wagon and driver one day. Mr.
Wiley Glover ? two-horse wtgon
eleven and a half days and also sent
au extra hand live days. Mr. J. B.
Timmerman gave the service of a
two-horse wagon and driver f?ur
and a half days. Mr. Johu Coop
er sent a one-horse wagon and
(driver one day. Tom Dill gave a
'one-horse wagon and driver one
day. Summer Williams gave a
two-horse wagon and driver one
day. Wiley Floyd, one two-horse
wagon and driver one aud a half
days, also a hand one day. Henry
Cooper gave J. two-horse wagon 10
days and an extra hand 17 days.
D. E. Lanham, a two-horse wagon
and driver three, days. S. W.
Gardner, Jr., a two-horse wagon
aud driver seven days. S. W.
Gardner, Sr., a two-horse wagou
and driver u days. J. M. Gardner,
a two-horse wagon 5 days. Tom
'Tray, one two-horse wagon and
driver one day. Will and John
Williams, a two-horse wagon and
driver 5 days. John Briggs, a two
horse wagon and driver 5 days. T.
M. Glover, a two-horse wagon and
driver two days. John Shaw, a j
iffohort? wagon and irivtn,~'3ne'
day and an extra hand one day. J.
C. Shaw, a two-horse wagon and
driver 5 days. Colored people also
gave work wit? their teams for
about 15 days.
Noted Woman, of Seventy-five
Has Many Prominent
In a recent issue, The Tribune of
Pasadena, Cal., had the following
to say of Mrs. Eugenia Jones Ba
con, who is a sister of the lamented
Mrs. George B. Lake and au aunt
of Rev. John Lake.
While the fever of excitement-is
great to-day iii Washington because
of thc inaugural of Presideut Wil
son, a silvery-haired woman of sev
enty-five seasons sits in her vine and
flowered mesh bungalow in Pasade
na and watches from afar all of the
celebration with keen interest, for
she is a cousin of Mrs. Woodi ow
Wilson and would be at the inua
gnral it it were not for the great
distauce and the cold winter that
lies at the other end.
Mrs. Eugenia Jones-Bacon, who
has met every national and intei na
tional character of historic, social
or political eminence, is a famous
lecturer and writer, and also the
woman who found the "portrait
stone at Uberammergau, which is a
natural profile of Christ, is beloved
by the Wilson family, with whose
interests she has been very closely
allied for years.
Mrs. Bacon is the recipi ?nt of
several letters from Mr*. Wilsou
which came recently. To each she
signs herself "Affectionately Ellen/'
and in each she tells of the great
whirl that has preceded the inau
Mrs. Wilson received two hun
dred letters the day that she wrote
her last letter to Mrs. Bacon, but
she found time to write jxjrsonally
to the sweet little woman in Pasa
dena, whose life has been more
eventful than political.
Queen Margherita of Italy is a
close friend of Mrs. Bacon. She has
letters from famous men and wo
men, and a thousand autographed
books. Her home is a curio nest,
each a valuable bit from some cor
ner of the world.
Mrs. Bacon was graduated in her
first college course in 18;>5 and the
grandfather of Mrs. WiUon, I. S.
K. Axsou, signed her diploma ah
president. Mrs. Bacon lives in au
atmosphere of books, world memor
ies, and is never so happy as when
working in her little gardeu which
she planted and tends herself.
Open Letter From Nations
President of Farmers Union.
To the Officers and Members c
the Union: A farmer driving t
the city with a load of cotton, prc
duce or on some errand in struck b;
the general neatuesH of some cottage
probably the home of a working
man. Flowers bloom in the yard
well-kept grass grows on the lawn
th?-fences are neat and painted, am
there is an air of distinction abon
the place. You say, "A sober, hon
est, industrious man must liv
liiere." Next door is a dirty, un
kempt place, cans and trash in tin
yard, fence falling (down, and ;
general atmosphere of unkemptness
You say, "A shiftless, drinking, m
account chap lives there."
!>ut how much more noticeabl
those things are out in the broad
open country, where the air is sweet
tbejsunshine free'of smoke and th<
su heb of filth of a great city.
Yon drive along a country road
a nd'-come to a farm. Disiinct.ioi
marks it in a hundred little ways
The fences are all up, aud no rot.
ting!"or tumbling raiis are seen; th<
fence corners are free of bushes
briers and weeds;- the ditches an
clean-cut, with no wide hedge oJ
rank-weeds growing along leithe:
sidi\7.ud the land cultivated elos<
up?-?h? stumps and rocks are out ol
the fields. Even the rows and ap
pear?nce of the fields thetiihelvei
shoji the thrifty care of intclligem
Presently you come to the house.
Flowers grow in the. yard, which
aro . .eau and well-kept, with a neat
ly graveled walk leading up to thi
frob i. porch. Barns and ou: houses
are''j good repair, and no rusting
took or machinery clutter yards 01
Aud you know without a question
that |iere>a real man lives, a man
thar. . .Ul do ti? trust, a business man;
|h?^Bf_L>?H obligations, and, more
?^H&ii/iv?: .\eighV?or ??i?i a" help
ful one.--You will generally find, too,
that he is thoughtful of his wife,
daughters and sons, that the boys
want to stick to the farm because
clad is all right aud he marre n
good living out of it.
So you drive ou, and directly get
a shock. You come to a place with
the fences down, comers growing
up in weeds, land washed for lack
of proper drainage; stunted weedy
stuff struggling to survive in the
fields; No palings surround the
?ouse, no flowers grow in it, but a
litter of every ?ort of thing encum
bers it. The roof of the stable and
barn are leaky, the doors propped
up, rusting farm lools and machin
ery stand about corroding in the
weather. Four or five la/.y hounds
sleep about the door or yard, and
everything about is desolate and
depressing. You will find without
query that a shiftless, indolent, pur
poseless, don't care man lives there.
He couldn't get a cent of credit
from anybody without security. His
wife is a hopelc ;s drudge, with juxt
energy enough to crawl about; his
daughters run away and many at
the first opportunity, and his boys
go to town or away frum home as
soon as they are big enough to know
enough to leave.
Up and down this nation I have
traveled, and I have seen both
types everywhere, and I have never
made inquiries yet that I did not
confirm 1113- views between the two
the hustler and thc drone. And often,
too, both men have equal chance in
s?? far as productivity ol the laud
I see in my travels something in
this connection lhat makes me hope
ful. The first named class is getting
more numerous, and the last-named
fewer and fewer. Of course, we v/ill
probably always have the dont-caro
farmer, bul his class is vanishing
at a gratifying rate, to be replaced
by alert, hardworking farmers who
realize lhat fanning is a profession,
calling for high intelligence aud
And as the profession of farming
becomes higher and heller, >ou will
see a powerful and contented nation.
G. S. Barrell.
Union City, Ga., March 29, 1913.
Dry Goods Stores to Close
We the undersigned do agree to
close our dry goods stores at six
o'clock beginning April 15 and end
ing September the 1st, 1913:
Dorn <fc Miras, Sinilh-March Co.,
I. Mukashy, J. Hubenstein, W. H.
Turner, W. A. Hart, Rives Bros.
Letter From Red Hill School.
(Written for last week.)
Dear Advertiser:- After seeing
the interesting letter from Camp
Branch school we decided to write
again. On Friday the school chil
dren put their dinners together
and had a fine time. In tb>
afternoon some of the parents caim
an d we bad an egg hunt. We also
had a candy walk for five minutes.
Miss Hassie Quailes and Ernest
Quarles winning it.
Mr. Marcellus Hammond is a
frequent visitor at Red Hill Sunday.
Mr. Jimmie Talbert made a fly
ing trip to Red Hill Sunoay.
Mr. Willie Brown is visiting in
town this week.
Mr. Tom Williams was amonir
the visitors Snnday. We are always
glad to have him.
Quite a number of Red Hill mem
bers aitended Antioch.
Messrs. J. W. Quarles, Charlie
Jones and Wallace Holson were or
dained as deacons, Rev. P. P. Bla
lock preaching the ordination ser
Messrs. Allen Weeks and Lee
Willis of McCormick visited friends
here on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McDaniel
visited in Modoc on Saturday and
Miss Lula Quarles spent the
weeks end with horne folks.
Wishing you and your many
readers a pleasant Easter we remain.
School Girl and Boy.
"Rose Cottage" Comes Again
The union meeting of the 2nd
division of the Edgefield association
convened with the Hardys church
last Saturday a::d Sunday. On ac
count of the weather and roads the ai
tendance was small, but the program
was carried out, as published. Good
speeches were te^de on all the sub
jects discussed! ?- good collection
wa' taken tor nome missions. The
hospitality was all that could be
asked for. The next union will con
vene with tbe Red Hill church in
June. On that occasion all roads
will lead to Red Hill.
Last fourth Sunday morning at
Antioch church, brethren John
Quarles, Wallace Holson and Char
lie Jones were ordained deacons of
the church. Bro. P. P. Blalock
preached the sermon, and the pastor
delivered the charge. Bro. Blalock
was at his best, and all who heard
him greatly enjoyed his sermon.
Arrested in Philadelphia.
?3cver.il days ago Sheriff W. R.
Swearingen received a telegram
from the police authorities in Phila
delphia stating that Joe Grant who
killed Mr. Durst, a Johnston mer
chant, six years ago had been ap
prehended. Mr. Swearingen gave in
structions to have the negro arrest
ed and sent his special deputy, Mr.
J. IC. Minis, to bring the negro to
Edgefield. Mr. Miras left for Phila
delphia Friday, taking Mr. John
Swearingen of Johnston with him
to identify the negro. The sheriff
received a telegram Sunday from
Mr. Miras stating that Joe Grant
had bi^en arrested and that he would
return as soon as fbe governor of
Pennsylvania signed the requisition.
Monday Mr. Mirasagain wired that
he was having trouble in obtaining
permission to brins: the negro, stilt
ing that he had wired for Solioit-n
(George Bell Timinennan. It is be
lieved that Mr. Tiramerman can
straighten out matters and ibat the
negro will be brought to South
Carolina to-morrow or Friday. In
stead of bringing him direct to
Columbia the negro will be left
in the penitentiary for safety until
the August term of court. The ex
pense of bringing the negro to
Edgetield for trial will be eor-.sider
ilile but the wholesome effect ii
will have will more than offset the
cost. Let the would be murderer see
that he can not oramit a crime and
flee to "p^vts unknown" and neve*
be made to answer for his erinn-.
The bringiug of this vicious negro
nearly a thousand miles to trial six
years after the crime was committed
will have a r- straining or de errent
effect upon the criminal class.
We have about 50 mens' blue
serge suits in two or three pieces
which we have bought very cheap.
You can buy one of them for $12.0!;
for which you have to pay elsewhere
New Century Club Entertained
by Mr? F. M. Boyd. D. A.
R. to je Organized Dur
ang The Summer.,
*'Thc county fair" given here last
week under the auspices of the D.
of C., and coached by M?AN Paul,
cf Morristown, Pa., was considerei
by all who attended as a very
bright and amusing affair. Ok
Tl ursday evening the play wan re
peated for the benefit of those wi?
hid not seen it, and thc door re
ceipts of the evenings amounted Q>
Mrs. Rufus Dorn spent the past
week here at the home of her neph
ew, Wilmot Ouzts.
Miss Ethel Coleman, ol Aikoa,
was a recent visitor here.
Mrs. F. S. Jefferson a.:d :Viisji
Bessie Ford Turner spent the week
end at Meeting Street with Mrs.
Mrs. Carl Lowry and dangine*
Alice, are visiting in Waynesboro,
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Ciark en
tertained with a very pleasant die
ing ou Saturday for a few of their
Auioug those from here who weat
over to Edgefield to enjoy lite
Scotch concert were Messrs. F. ti.
and Avery Bland, W. E. LaGroua,
J. Howard 'Payne, Prof. and Mrs.
William S. boult, Mr. and Mrs. I?.
M. Boyd, Misses Zena Payne,
Gloria Hal ii wanger and Dre. Lucina
Maxwell and Charles P. Corn. Tia
concert was splendid iii every wav,
and a most enjoyable part of tbs
visit was the thoroughly delightful
manner in which Mr. and Mrs. .1.
L. Mi ms entertained those of tlje
above mentioned who took paru
They were most cordial and thai*
JUMpi&lily *a>" U?.ho*::?'J??d:
MTS. J. L. Walker out?rtainet.
with a lovely tea on Tuesday a ven
ing, and the affair waa ?>ne of greafc
pleasure to all who enjoyed thur
hospitality. The breath .of spriog
was in the air with the blossoms
about the rooms, and a large bo wi
of flowers tilled the center of tfifc
tea table, these being arranged up Ol
a mirror centerpiece. Mo cloth waj
used and the appointments of trie
table were very pretty and the viands
served were dainty and tempting.
Those mesent were Mesdames Karie
Alish, P. N. Keesee, M. T. Turner'
F. M. Boyd, 0. I). Black, E. M.
vV al ker, James White, J. Neil Lott
W. S. M obley.
Dering the month of May, Mrs,
Mayes, of Greenville, State regeat
D. A. H., will visit here and a chap
ter will be organized. 13 members
are necessary for this to be ?-ffeoted.
and it is boped that ail who wish to
join will begin immediately on their
Mrs. O. L). Black aod Miss Em
ma Black visited Mr?. Broad os
Knight, af. Trenton, the first of the
week, she being a relative of Mias
Miss English, of Batonburg, vis
ited Miss Beaks on Saturday and
Sunday and was lite guest of M ra.
J. A. Lou.
The collections ot the cla?ses"t?
the Baptist Sunday school, which,
the Sunday previous ?a? announced
would go ternissions, amounted io
Mr. and Mrs. James Richardson
and children left on Tuesday evesr
ing for their new borne in Califor
nia. Their departure baw caused?
much regret by hos: of friends andi
the love and good wishes ol all fol
Mrs. F. M. Boyd wa? hostess for
the New Century Club on Tuesday
afternoon, and during the business
half hour, which she, ?* presiden!)
conducted, delegates lo I he staCB
federation of clubs, which uoiiyerie*
m Florence in A pr ii, were eieotedj
and were Mesdames F. itt. Boyd
and W. A. Kirby, alterna^-a, Mes
dames J. A. Dosier anti James
vVhite. The play to i.s.-disused was
"Hamlet," Miss Zena Payne being
leader fur the afternoon, a??d *be
time was quickly irbirl??
nway with ibu* nj?/-. ? ... retiing of
Shakesjieare's plays. A piano duut
by Miss Angelle Andrew and Mrs.
W. T. Scott was enjoyed. The hos
tess served refreshment*. a saiad
course with ice tea, and cretin and
Terry's garden send? of all kinds?
L, T, May.