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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 2,1913
New Church at Harmony, Rev.
P. E. Monroe President Lu
theran College. Mrs.
OD last Thursday, Rev. E. H.
t Beckham broke dirt on the Harmo
ny ohurch grounds, for the hand
^-flome new $10,000 brick church,
'which will now rapidly be built.
During hie pastorate cf nearly 4
years, Mr. Beckham hac been faith
ful in his endeavor to see this new
church built, and it is most fitting
that it shonld be accomplished
while this people is his charge. The
congregation of Harmony church,
is composed of devout Christian
people, and it is their joy to erect
this modern house of worship.
Rev. P. E. Monroe, pastor of thc
St. John's Lutheran church has
been elected principal, of the Sum
merland college, Leesville. During
his four years of service he bas
been such a faithful pastor and
friend, that it will be with the deep
est regret, his congregation, as well
as the entire town, will bid adieu
to him and his most estimable
family. Although they have to give
him up, they rejoice that their de
nominational college has such an one
at its head.
Mrs. Sales Andrews has gone to
Spartanburg for the remaining sum
A pleasant ending of the week's
social affairs, was on Friday, when
Mesdames E. M. Walker and J. L.
Walker, entertained, the honor
guests being Mrs W. B. Ouzts, the
bride of the former's brother, aud
Miss Carrie Spearman, of Newber
ry, who is visiting the latter. The
affair was a garden party and the
guests arrived first at the home of
Mrs' J. L. Walker, where they were
greeted at the gate by Mrs. E. RT
Mobley and Mrs. Annie P. Lewis,
and were directed to the punch
bowls which1 were presided over by
Mrs. J. A. Lott and Miss Ly lie La
Grone. The receiving party stood
on the lawn under the rose arbor
and made a very pretty picture.
With Mrs. Waiker were Mrs.
Ouzts, Misses Spearman and Nina
Ouzts. The lawn was velvety green,
dotted with blooming plants which
made an attractive background for
the scene. After short pleasantries
with those receiving, the guests
?were escorted across the way to the
home of Mrs. E. M.. Walker by
Misses Angelle Andrews, Marion
Mobley, Pet LaGrone and Orlena
Cartledge and were received by
their hostess. Here' under the shad
ow trees were arranged inviting
seats, and about were small tables,
each with a bowl of pink and white
flowers. Pink and white block
cream, with bride's cake were serv
ed by several young maidens. A
rose,garden nearly filled the air
with fragrance, and with so much
beacty and sweetness, it was quite
a festive occasion. About 100 call
ers were received by the hostesses
during the time.
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn, who has
been visiting her parents, has gone
to Columbia to vibit her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Annie B. Harrison enter
taiced a few friends with a dining
Mrs. Peter Epes and Miss Lucia
Epes, of Macon, Ga., are guests of
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher is at home
from a rest at Sullivan's Island.
Mrs. Rambo of North Augusta is
spending awhile at the home of her
father, Mr. J. R. Halt.
Mrs. Lillie Andrews visited in
Augusta last week and while there
attended the marriage of her cousin.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly, of Aiken,
and Master Scot:,, of Charleston,
. are visitiug in the home of their
father, Mr. Buford Scott.
A mad dog passed through town
on Thursday, biting several dogs.
Elmer Collins, the sou of Mr. Will
Collins, who was standing in front
of his home was attacked by the
dog, and his clothing was. partly
torn off him, but was not bitten
but received several deep scratches.
His father has carried him to Co
lumbia for tieatmeut, in case of any
During the past week, there have
been eeveral rain storms, the worst
being on Saturday afternoon, the
greatest damage being done west
of town. The farms of' Messrs. CV I
car and J. M. Wright were almost
ruined from wind and hail, the
former stating that he did not ex
pect more than a'bushel now to the
acre. At the home of Mr. H. W.
Doboy, two out houses were blown
over and trees uprooted. On the
north side of town, the gin house
of Mr. Oscar Watson was struck by
lightning and burned as well as his
oat crop which he had stored in
here. The afternoon train had to
stop near town to remove debris
from the track. The town should
be thankful that while the tempest
[raged around it, no harm came to
Misses Alma and Bertha Wood
ward entertained with a spend-the
day party on Monday, the occasion
being for the pleasure of their
guest? Misses Genevieve Ward, and
Jennie Loncrews, of Atlanta. Dur
ing the morning Progressive Rook
was enjoyed and an animated game
was played. A course dinner was
served and the afternoon passed
happily with music and conversa
tion. Present besides the house
guests were Misses Hortense Pad
gett, Maud Nickerson, Angelle An
drews, Mallie Waters and Zena
Mr. Willie Yonce is spending the
week in Charleston with friends.
Miss Sara Waters has gone to
Springfield to spend some time
with her sister, Mrs. David Philipps.
Mrs. L. C. Laiimer has returned
from Charleston, where she visited
Miss Hortense Padgett entertain
ed a party of fri?nd8 on Friday
morning with a luncheon, and the
affaii was marked with great pleas
ure. Music added to the enjoyment
and the luncheon served was an
elaborate one, and a bowl of gor
geous summer blossoms graced the
center of the table. "
The Pi Alpha Sigma club met
with Miss Maud Sawyer on Wed
nesday afternoon at the beautiful
colodial home of 'Mrs. Rv W.
Crouch. Tables for Progressive
Rook were arranged out on the vel
vety green lawn and after several
games, Misses Sue Smith and Pet
LaGrone made the highest score,
and when cutting for it the former
won for the gift, a cut glass vase of
nasturtiums. Refreshments of choco
late cream and pound cake were
served and the 'tables were prettily
arranged with hand embroidered
centerpieces and bowls of sweet
peas and nasturtiums.
Messrs. F. A. Tompkins and Fan
nie Jefferson are spending this week
at Meeting Street with relatives.
Mrs. Thomas Willis and Miss
Helen Willis, of Williuton are
spending awhile at the borne of the
former's father, Mr. J. W. Sawyer.
Miss Sue Sloan is at home from
a several weeks stay in Tennessee
and Kentucky. She made a tour of
the mammoth cave and has many
curios, and interesting photographs.
Miss Angelle Andrews has return
ed from Asheville and Hill Crest,
N. C., where she spent a month.
Children's Day will be observed
at the Methodist church on Sunday
morning. Those who have it in
charge are arranging a very inter
Little James Rushton, son of
Mrs. Kittie Rushton suffered sever
al burns on the hands and arin
while playing near the house last
Dr. and Mrs?. Gibson, Mr. and
Mrs. Kenny Wright of Batesburg,
visited relatives here on Wednesday.
The teams of Johnston and Au
gusta crossed bats on the diamond
last Thursday, and the local team
completely annihilated the Augus
tans, the soore being 12 to 3. After
the game, the victory 6ong of thc
Johnston boys was something deaf
ening. Another game is arranged
for the 4th.
The governor of Maine was at the
school and was telling the pupils
what the people of different states
Now, he said, the people from
Indiana are called "Hoosiers,'* the
people from North Carolina "Tar
heels," the people from Michigan
we know as "Michiganders" and
what little boy or girl can tell me
what the people of Maine are call
"I know, said a little girl."
"Well, what are we called?" ask
ed the governor."
Edgef?ld Baptist Church
Was Founded in 1823
Since the burning of our church.
I have been impressed with the idea
that it might be well to bring to the
minde of our people a short sketch
of the church with a list of its first
members. As you will see some of
these names are still prominent in
the work of the church and the
grand children are continuing in
the path set unto their feet by these
godly men and women, and here I
would like lo mention a little inci
dent in connection with the burning
of the church and which clearly
proves that bread cast upon the
waters always returns, often some
times freighted with tender feel
ings of emotion that can scarcely
The first deacon of the Edgefield
Baptist church was Matthew M.
Two years ago his great grand
daughter ?>irs. Helle Mims Norris
had working for her a good old
colored woman, nam d Lucinda
Butler. This old woman was taken
sick and Mrs. Norris went to see
her taking her something nice to
eat and leaving with her a dollar.
The old lady put it down in the
bottom of her trunk, thinking to
use it for her own church at some
time, and there it lay for two years.
On Wednesday when our church
was burning she felt ibat her all
would not be too much to give to
help her white friends ?D their need.
She said that she saw them feeling
so bad about losing their church
that she just bad to go and get her
money and give it to them. Mrs.
Norris little thought when she did
the kind deed to the poor old color
ed woman that she was laying the
foundation for the subscription
tbe bunding fund' ot "'ber
church the one almost founded by
The Edgefield Baptist chut ch
was the thirteenth Baptist church
organized in Edgefield county. Rev.
Basil Manly, D. D. father of Rev.
Charbs Manly, of Greenville was
the first pastor; he also wrote the
constitution of the, church.
Dr. Manly married a daughter of
Zebulon Rudolph of Edgefield coun
ty about the year 1825 and remain
ed in Edgefield a good many years.
The deacons of the church were
Matthew M. Mims and A. B. Mc
W h oner. So far as I know, there
are are no descendants of Mr. Mc
Wborter living in Edgefield, but
many, many are there living in our
midst and on our rolle who owe
their being to the Christ-like man
Matthew M. Miras.
After the resignation of Dr.
Manly to accept a call to the first
church in Charleston this church
has had as pastors Rev. James A.
Warffifc. 1827; Rev. W.B.Johnson,
D. D. 1830-1850; Rev. J. M.Chiles,
1851; Rev. C. A. Raymond, 1853
1854; Rev. E. L. Whatley, 1855
1856; Rev. Luther Broad us, 1269
1875; Rev. J. W. Alexander, 1876
1877; Rev. W. T. Hundley, 1878
1882; Rev. H. A. Whitman, 1882
1886; Rev. T. D. Clari? 1886-1888;
Rev. G. L. Hunt, D. D. 1888-1890;
iRev. J. N. Booth. 1891-1893.
Ju July 1893. the church, after
the resignation of Mr. Booth, again
called Rev. L. R. Gwalluey, D. D.
who accepted and began his work
there September first 1893. The
church was fortunate in securing
ihe services of this eminent divine.
He was much loved during his first
pastorship, and is an earnest work
er in his master's vineyard."-(J.
Dr. Gwaltney was the beloved
pastor of the church for ten years
when he received a life call to the
coll?ge he was partially interested
in founding (Shorter) and the
church, with reluctance yielded
htm up to Georgia,
.jin 1903 Dr. Charles E. Burts
:qok charge of the church and was j
an indefatigable worker not only
inj'-church but in the community and
ctt?nty, for eight years. He was
cabled to the first church in Colum
bia in 1910. In 1911 our present
pastor Dr. M. D. Jeffries, of Ten
nessee, (formerly of Virginia) came
to as and is still the efficient pastor
off the. people.
-Il was during the pastorate of
D|J Hunt that the beautiful Gothic
building was erected which has
jost been consumed by flames. He
was. ably assisted by every member
of.tne church. Among the ladies
wftpm I specially like to hcnor as
taking an active part in this build
ing and who have gone to their re
wind are Mrs. Lucy Durisoe, Mrs.
Gena Shafer, Mrs. Rebecca Bland,
Mri. Virginia Addison, Mrs. W. H.
Biteson and Mrs. Caroline Abney.
Thtjse living among ns still I will
not mention. We ail know and
Mrs. Gena Shaffer gave an enter
tainment with the children in the
Sunday school and raised the mon
ey to buy the two small marble top
tables with the silver water pitcher
which stood on the pnipit stand. I
mention these thin-rs, little things
in themselves, but it will show how
the. church was part and parcel of
kWifile Dr. Burts was here, about
years ago, the addition was
the new chuxch,-.. which
it- -the"most .ifonrnodio'ns
rcb in town. The comer stone
of the church was laid in the year
1889, the sermon being preached
in the Presbyterian church by Dr.
E. C. Dargan. A few months later
our beloved Dr. Gwaltney came to
preach the dedication sermon, and
it was seen then that our house was
not anything like large enough and
now we had outgrown our quarters
again and while we grieve over the
loss of our beautifnl edifice more
than over ihe financial loss, we
bow to the dispensation of Provi
dence, and feel that His ways are
not our ways and that out of the
ashes will arise a fair structure
which will be more adapted to our
needs and in which we can better
serve our Lord. Following is a list
ol' names of the constituent mem
bers of this church at its organiza
tion in 1823: Matthew Mims, Ar
rhur Sirakins, Sr., A. E. McWhor
ter, Henry Lowe, Abner Whatley,
Wiley Melton, Patieno* Addison,
Elizabeth Milton, Isaoel A. Drys
dale, Phyllis Whatley, Margaret
Piziey, Ann Lane, Eliza Drysdale,
Martha Mime, Sabre Jeter, E. M.
McWborter, Ridley Gray. Eliza
Mims, Mary L. Drysdale, Bettie
Tutt, Sarah Drake, Mary Tutt, Be
thany Blease, Prudence Martin.
Elizabeth Youngblood, Winfred
For forty years Mr. Robert H.
Mims lately gone io his reward,
was cleik of the church and his
mantle has fallen on his son-in-law,
E. J. Norris, son of Rev. Milton
Norris and grand sou of a long line
of Baptist ancestry
One of the oldest members living
is Mrs. Isabel Blocker Mims, wife
of tue beloved Robert H. Mims.
She for more than forty years offi
ciated as organist for the church.
Agatha A. Woodson.
The High Cost of Living
Does Not Do Any Harm
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Compton of
tho Sister Grove neighborhood were
in town Tuesday trading. When
Mr. and Mrs. Compton come to
town trading, it is 'trading in the
true sense of the word, and not
shopping. In order to clearly define
the difference between the two,
shopping and trading, they explain
ed that they brought to town with
them seven dollars worth of pro
duce which they traded for the
things in the grocery and dry goods
stores which they wanted and .need
ed. Mr. and Mrs. Compton come to
Farmersviile every week trading
and never bring along with them
less than seven dollars worth of
produce. Last week the amount was
eight dollars. They are not truck
farmers or poultry raisers in the ex
clusive term, but raise these things
as a side line as all real farmers
should do. Plenty of farmers and
traders, like Mr. and Mrs. Comp
ton, would doubtless solve the high
cost of living problem.-Farmers
viile (Texas) Times.
Very Prosperous Session-Sum
mary of Pres. Riggs Report
Gives the Revenue and
Clemson College, June 29.
Special: In his report to the board
of trustees at the recent meeting,
President W. M. Riggs presented
many interesting facts about the
work of the college and some of
them are now given here in brief.
In his general statement he speaks
of the session just closed as "the
most harmonious and the most effi
cient dnring the seventeen years I
have been connected with the in
stitution," and attributes much of
the credit for this admirable state
of affairs lo the efficiency of the
new commandant,. Col. J. M. Cum
mins, and the excellent discipline
that has prevailed under him.
The total attendance for the ses
sion 1912-13 was 934, which was 23
more than last session, the largest
previous record. Of this total 50.3
per cent were in the agricultural
courses, 41.2 per cent in the engi
neering and textile courses and 8.5
per cent in the preparatory class.
The graduating class for 1913
consisted of 74 men, 35 of which
were agricultura' and 39 engineer
ing and lentil0. Besides these de
gree raen the? were A 1 who receiv- 1
ed certificates upon completion of :
the one-year agricultural conrees.
This one-year agricultural course
the president pronounces 'unques
tionably the most Mignificant and '
unqualified success of the session." 1
Better Fare and Service.
"Another achievement worthy of
mention is the great improvement ?
in the mess hall fare and service. ?
The additional $1.50 charge for
boara' has been ample'to give as ?
good fare and service as any one
need ask. Every other feature of J
cadet living has also been improv- ,
Speaking of the public service
work of the college, the president
commends the selection of Mr. W.
Long to succeed Mr. VV. L. Eng j
Tish as the head of the extension .
work and demonstration work
through which the college serves
the people of the state, and com- ?
mends the ability and vigor with |
which he has taken hold of this ?
work, in which the college will
spend about ?110,000 to help the",
Attention is called to the fact
that general education board in- ,
creased this year its 823,000 appro
priation for farm demonstration ,
work in South Carolina to $33,000. ,
The assistance being given
schools by the extension and dem- (
o'hstration division in beautifying
their grounds has met with great
favor and much success. Over 30, :
000 plants and bulos have been giv
en the schools, which have been
helped in many other ways, includ
ing visits by demonstration agents .
to give personal assistance.
Arrangements have been made by
the president with the Western
Union Telegraph Company to in
stall a telegraph office at Clemson
to be supported jointly by the com
pany and the college. A telephone
"central" connecting the various de
partments of the college will be in
stalled tn the same office. These
are both urgent needs at Clemson
The financial budget of the col
lege shows that the running ex
penses of the college proper, includ
ing all salaries, labor, supplies, cost
of farm and herd, heat,* light and
water plant, etc., for the year is
The work known as state work,
or public service work, has rapidly
increased from about $05,000 in
1908-09, to over ?110,000 this year.
Much of this work is required by
State law, and much more is done
voluntarily by the institution in the
interest of the people. It is, there- 1
fore clear that, with the income of
about *230,000 from the fertilizer
tax and small amounts from several
other sources, the apriorities are
being more and moi oard put to it
to carry on and extend the work
and usefulness of the institution
with present revenues. A cut in
the running expenses will impair
the efficiency of the college work
1 and a cut in the public service
will be felt by the public.
Speaking of the needs of the col
lege to round out the equipment
and to increase the usefulness of the
big institution, Dr. Riggs repeats
his former suggestions as to a big
well equipped gymnasium, a new
hospita), a division of poultry hus
bandry, additional mule and horse
barns, provision for courses in agri
cultural pedagogy to better prepare
teachers of agricultural sciences and
for business law.
Elections of new teachers, pro
motions, provision for enlargement
of physics division, the installation
of a refrigerator plant, etc., have
been previously reported.
A wedding of interest to the large
circle of friends of both young peo
ple was solemnized Tuesday after
noon at four o'clock when Miss
Susie Mathews and Mr. J. P. Ab
ney were married at -the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. aud Mrs.
S. P. Matthews, at Kirksey. Rev.
J. E. Johnson performed the cere
The home was lovely, decorated
in Southern smilax and pink and
white carnations, pink candles ad
ding a soft glow to the scene.
Just before the ceremony Mr.
Partlow Andrews playeo, "I Love
You Truly," and then the bridal
party entered to the ever old, ever
new, strains of Mendelssohn's Wed
ding March. During the ceremony
Shubert's Serenade was softly
The two bridesmaids, Misses
Emma Partlow and Parnelle Abney
entered first, wearing white ciepe
ile chine over pink and carrying
pink carnations, and were followed
by Mr. Abney with his best man,
Mr. J. C. Sels. The bride, wearing
a sty lish tau coat suit, bal, gloves,
and shoes to match came in with
ber. honor maid, Miws Lura Math
ews, who^w?fe a lovely, creation of
pink de chine and carried white
sarnations. The bride's bouquet
was of white roses.
After the ceremony an informal
reception was held, when cake and
pink and white cream were served
by Misses Douschka Cade and Cal
lie Self wearing white lingerie
frocks with pink sashes. At one
?nd of the porch an attractive cor
ner had been arranged for the punch
bowl, numberless daisies and smilax
banked around the bowl. Miss
Luroa Cade served.
The wedding was very quiet,only
the immediate families of the bride
ind groom being invited. As Miss
Mathews, the bride, was one of the
most universally admired young
women of the State, being most at
tractive, and having unusual musi
cal talent, she numbered her friends
by the score, and much interest
centers in her marriage.
Mr. Abney is cashier of the
Farmers and Merchants .Bank, and
is one of the most prosperous
young business men of the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Abney left over
the Seaboard for au extensive trip
to points ot interest in the North.
Resolutions Adopted at Confer
ence of Baptist Church
Whereas pince last we met for
worship, our house of worshin has
b2en providentially destroyed by
fire, to which we humbly and sub
missively bow, knowing that He
doeth all things well and whereas
the brethren of the other denomina
tions in our town have kindly offer
ed us the use of their respective
house0 of worship, but we find it
expedient to worship in the college
auditorium because it is there that
we can find accommodation for our
Sunday school. Therefore be it re
1st: That to our brethren who
have been so kind and generous to
us we extend our sincerest thanks
and appreciation for their brotber
Iv kindness and ^all always cherish
koe memory of the same.
?ni: TnaL weexteiiu iv? the board
of trustees of the college our thanks
for the use of the college auditori
3rd; That we extend our thanks
to thc citizens of Edgetie.ld general
ly for aiding in saving so much of
our church furniture from the des
4th: That these resolutions be
spread upon the minutes.