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EDGEFIELD, S. C., W?&ESDAY, JULY 23,1913
Mr. Walker Gave Stag Party -
Death of Mr. Mobley and
Mrs. Gibson -Entertain
In a list of the charter members
of the D. A. R. which was written
out for last week'? issue, the follow
ing names did not appear io print:
Mesdames James White, M. E. and
J. L. Walker and J. P. Bean.
Mr. J. M. Milhen of Nashville,
Tenn., spent a few days of last
week here with friends.
Miss Flora Kenney entertained
with, a tea on Friday evening for
the visiting young ladies of the
town, and later in the evening sev
eral young gentlemen came in for
progressive games, which were en
joyed ont on the porch.
Miss Bessie Mao King, a very at
tractive young lady of Savannah, is
spending a while at the home of
her aunt, Mrs. M. A. Huiet.
Dr. Lecius S. Maxwell ie visiting
relatives in Walhalla.
Mi?s Loise Coleman of Aiken is
the guest of Miss Mary Spann Har
Mrs. Horace Wright and Miss
Gladys Sawyer of Georgetown will
arrive this week to Bpend some
Rev. and Mrs. Calbraith B.
Wright are expected this week to
Mr. and -Mrs. A. E. Padgett
spent Sunday here in the home of
Mr. J. C. Lewis.
Mrs. James White spent a few
days of the past week in Aiken.
She was accompanied heme by her
aunt, Mrs. MaCartha.
On Wednesday evening a stag
party was enjoyed in the home of
Mr. and Mid. J. L. Walker, the
former giving this in compliment
to his friend, Mr. F. M. Boyd. The
evening was spent in a way enjoy
able to the congenial party, and the
air was festive as they gathered
around the board, aoout sixteen
covers being laid. 1 he skill of the
housewife was well demonstrated in
the feast spread.
Mr. Ernest Mobley died on Sun
day in Columbia at the hospital,
and his remains were brought here
on Monday to be interred, Mr. G.
P. Cobb going to Columbia to ac
company the body here. He was
the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. J.
G. Mobley, of blessed memory. He
was about 2; years of age. The
funeral services were conducted at
the Mt. of Olives cemetery, after
which loving friends laid the body
tenderly away, beside the forms of
other loved ones gone on before. In
the immediate family are left three
sisters, Mrs. M. T. Siftly of Orange
burg; Misses Lillian and Ella Mob
ley, and Messrs. John G. and Clar
Mrs. Frank Gibson died at her
home near town on Friday after
noon, after a lingering illness of
several months. She was a Miss
Stillwell before her marriage and
besides her husband leaves several
children. There is also a wide
family connection. She was a mem
ber of the Harmony Methodist
church and was a sincere Christian,
a good wife and mother, and was
loved by neighboring friends for
her kind and thoughtful deeds. The
funeral was held on Saturday
?orning at Harmony, the services
being conducted by Rev. E. H.
Beckham and afterwards the body
was laid to rest in the cemetery near
A beautiful memorial service was
held by the W C. T. U. on Friday
afternoon in tribute to the rremory
of Mrs. C. F. Pechmann, who was
one of the most faithful worker*.,
and leaders in the organization.
Miss Sue Smith entertained a few
friends on Tuesday afternoon, and
piogressive games occupied the
time, Miss Angelle Andrews win
ning the prize, a box of bonbons.
Ices and cakes were served.
Mrs. B. L Boatright spent a few
days of the past week in Leesville.
Mr6. Claud Wertz is in Columbia
to be with her mother, Mrs. Stev
ens of North Augusta, who is ill at |
the Knowlton infirmary.
Mr. Edwin Mobley spent a few
days of the past week in Columbia
with his father Mr. James Mobley.
Mrs. G. P. Cobb gave a dining
on Tuesday for several of her inti
Messrs. J. W. and John Fleming
and Theodore Marsh and Miss
Theora Pedrick visited in Aiken
during the week.
Mr. Ashley Davenport of New
berry is visiting Mr. Joe Bouk
night. He is a son of Mr. Doug
las Davenport, who resided here in
Mesdames W. W. Sateher and
Chas. Early entertained a party of
their friends at t on Thursday
evening and the *.jtne was very
pretty in decorations of yellow and
white flowers and the same idea was
attractively carried out at tea. The
center piece was a large laue one
over yellow satin and the place
I mats were over yellow. A bowl of
yellow daisies occupied the center
and the place cards were pictures of
yellow daises. The china was of
white and gold. Present were,
Mesdames B. F. Landrura, Peter
Eppes, John Wright, F. M. Boyd,
O. D. Black, M. W. Clark, James
White, L- S. And re wt H. W.
Crouch, M. L. Crouch, ! es An
gelle Andrews and Mertis bmith.
Mr. Irwing Welling of Darling
ton spent Sunday and Monday in
the home of Mr. Elzie LaGrone.
Mrs. H. W. Crouch entertained
with a dining on Wednesday even
ing complimentary to her niece,
Mrs. Chas.Early of Florence. She
is a charming hostess and this home
is noted for the delightful affairs
that many friends enjoy. A four
course dinDer was served, and nas
turtiums were used in the decora
tions, a large bowl of them being
upon a cut <rlass and silver center
piece. The other appointments of
the table were of sparkling cut
Dr. C. P. Corn his gone on a
visit tc his parents in south Georgia
Miss Clara Sawyer is visiting her
brother, Prof. Walter Sawyer, in
Mr. Garland Coleman of St.
Louis is here for a visit to his home
Master Robert Crouch celebrated
his 7th birthday on Fridav after
noon, and about 25 of his little
playmates were iuvited to make
merry the hours. Games were
played and while seated on the
grass they enjoyed ice cream and
cake to their hearts' content. All
of his playmates brought himgifts.
Mesdames Alcona Rushton,
James White, and L. S. Andrews
and Miss Angelle and Fannie Pratt
Andrews are going to the mountains
on a camping trip.
Mr. Fimnnd Perry arrived on
Friday aUernoon with his bride,and
they have been spending a few days
here with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. G. P. Perry. The affair wai a
surprise. A telegram just previous
to the train on which they arrived,
3tated the news. Mr. Perry is con
nected with the pullman service of
Charleston and had oome to Colum
bia to visit his fiance, and they de
cided to wait no longer, but to have
the happy consuraation.
Storm at Greenwood.
Between the hours of six and sev
en on the evening of the 19th,
Greenwood was visited by a power
ful hail, wind and rain storm ac
companied by severe lightning. The
wind blew with great velocity and
did quite a little damage. Sev
houses are roofless, the oil mill has
a broken roof and a corner of the
roof of the Bailey Military Insti
tute was blown away. For a while
the electric lights were disconnect
ed with the station but late thai
night the wires were repaired. Sev
eral trees were blown down and
parts of streets were littered with
leaves and broken branches. Crops
aleo were damaged; otie mau report
ing that his oom was laid perfectly
flat by the heavy hail and strong
wind. The storm seems to have
been purely local,aa so far, we have
heard no reports from other places.
The down Southern train, due here
at 7:30, was several hourn late.
Whether this was caused by the
blow or not, we have failed to find
During the early part of the day
business men were making remarks
about the excessive heat. A young:
man working in a local bank com
plained about the electric fans
throwing warm and hot currents of
air about the office instead of cool
breezes, while a doctor stated that
to keep the wind from blistering his
face and hands while motoring, he
had to put up the windshield. As
to the truth of these two statement*
we shall let the reader determine.
Joint Children's Day Exercises
-Death of Miss Buffington
-Sunday School Child
Plum Branch, July 21.-We
have just been blessed with a good
rain and the first one of any conse
quence since the 10th of April, and
it is natural that we are all rejoic
ing over it.
Yesterday was Children's Day in
the Methodist church the exercises
being participated in by the child
ren of both churches. All took an
equal interest in the program and I
mast saj that I have never seen or
lived in a community where the
two denominations worked harmon
iously together. The whole pro
gram was a success from start to
finish and the credit must be given
to brother Covington and the ladies
and children of the two churches.
It was well gotten up and well exe
cuted. After the Sunday school
exercises were over all were invited
to dinner out in the grove near the
church. Brother Mims, to see that
table loaded caused one to wonder
where the good ladies got all the
good thintrs, especia1 ly in these
hard times but when we reflect we
arv reminded that the good ladies
of today are the daughters of the
patriotic women of the sixties who
did their part duriDg that fearful
struggle for right. Well after the
crowd had done justice to the din
ner, and maybe more than justice,
to their aopetites, we returned to
the church to hear some good
talkp. Brother Hodge* from
Greenwood, a leader in the layman's
' lovement, gave us one of his good
talks, and our good friend Dr. D.
A. J. Bell, gave the children an in
teresting talk, and Prof. Fowler
made a mhorlrtalk ard-delivered the
medals and prizes to the successful
students of his school here this last
session. MoBt of the patrons
were anxious for Prof. Fowler to
remain wilh us another year, but
we were not able to pay him what
he is worth to us, and be goes to
Leesville, a larger field. We can
say with confidence that the people
of Leesville at the end of the ses
sion will have as we have, praises
for him and his young wife, who
was one of his able assistants in the
school here. They married the lat
ter part of the session whilt they
were teaching hera and she too en
deared herself to the pupils in her
class and to the parents.
There was a sad death here two
weeks ago, the young daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Baffington. She was
taken to the hospital at Greenwood
and operated upon and died in a
few days afterward. She was
brought back home and was buried
in the cemetery here. She was in
her 19th year, their eldest child,
and was very much loved by the
family.and those who knew her. It
was a sad death and the family has
the sympathy of the whole commu
The children of both Sunday
schools were delightfully entertain
ed at Mr. M. B. Sturkey's Monday
evening by the ladies of the two
cnurches. The occasion was very
much enjoyed by the little folks
and especially were the ice cream
and cake appreciated. Yes,Brother
M ?HIS, we must give the children
S'^me pleasure and lei them have a
good time, for it gives us older peo
ple almost as much pleasure as the
lillie ones, reminding us of how we
enjoyed these festivals when we
were young. I could write much
on thin, one subject of childhood,
home and mother. I may get lo
write something about the old home
and mother, what mother was to me
and her place around the hearth
For Cuts, Burns and Bruises,
In every home there should be a
box of Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
reidy to apply in every case of
burns, cuts, wounds or scalds. J H
Polanco, Del val li, Tex., R. No. 2,
writes: "Buckleu's Arnica Salve
saved my little girl's cut foot. No
one believed it could be cured." The
world's best salvo. Only 25c. Rec
ommended by Penn & Holstein.
W E Lynch & Co.
Chamber of Commerce to Meet
Next Tuesday Afternoon at
Acting in accordance with a reso
lution adopted at the last meeting
of the .Edgefield Chamber of Com
merce, and by authority of the
same, I hereby call a meeting of
the said Cha aber of Commerce to
te held in she court house on Tues
day afternoon at six o'clock, July
2j0th,~ r913, for the purpose of hear
ing a report to be made by the ex
o?tive committee of the said chara
Jdp?.in the matter of establishing an
ice plant in the town of Edgefield
in connection with the electric lightr
ing plant, for a full discussion of
?tise same; and any other business
that may'be brought to the atten
tion of the chamber.
. It is desired that the attendance
st?cirM be large as matters vitally
affecting the interests and upbuild
ing of the town and county, will be
brought to the attention of the
0. P. Bright, Pres,
? W. P. Calhoun, Sec.
* ' *
The Edgefield Public and High .
The Edgefield Public and High 1
School will open on Monday, Sep- *
ternber 22, 1913. 1
The regular public school will be (
taught as heretofore and in addi- '
tion the high school consisting of (
three classes. This will prepare J
the student to enter any college in 1
South Carolina and other states, or 1
fit him*for the practical duties of 1
life if he does not desire a college I
education. It is desirable to make (
the school as ; practical as possible *
and to introduoe new features from (
time td time and keep up with the }
latest methods' and vocational edu- (
cation. "The public, school will be
free * z\\ white children in the dis- J
white children in the county.
The faculty consists of the fol- 1
lowing teachers: T. J. Lyon, sup- (
erintendent; S. A. Genes, princ'.p il; 1
Mrs. Hallie Greneker, Miss Grace J
Tompkins, Miss Hortense Padgett,
Mrs. VV. G. Tompkins, Miss Gladys i
Chappell, Miss Hattie Lou John- '
Miss Marcelle Gwaltney has been (
engaged to give instruction in mus- 1
ic. This ?6 extra and any one tak- 1
ing music will pay a reasonable 1
monthly charge of four dollars.
A list of text books to be used \
will be published later.
The whole school, both high and
public, will he taught in the large
brick building which is now being '
overhauled and put in comfortable
shape. The public ?B earnestly in- ?
vi ted to co-operate with the man
agement and show their interest by
placing their children in the public
Resolutions on the Death of
Mr. W. W. Adams.
Whereas this, the Edgetield lodge
of the Knights of Pythias, has re
ceived with great sorrow the an
nouncement of the death of Wil
liam W. Adams.
Whereas he was for many years
a worthy Knight among us a use
ful member and for a season our
able and impartial Chancellor Com
Be it therefore resolved that we
deplore the sad fact that he will \
never more pass the portals of our
castle hall and we hereby desire to
record our appreciation of his faith
ful services as a most loyal Knight,
diligent in business and courteous ,
in manner and devoted to study, ;
and we feel assured that he lived in
the light of the Christian's hope and
after the toils and cares of life has '
fallen upon a peaceful rest.
Resolved that we record these
resolutions upon the minutes of our
lodge and that a copy of the same ;
be printed in the newspaper.
Resolved further that a copy of .
these resolutions be transmitted to l
his family in testimony of our sin
cere condolence in their great be
A. S. Tompkins,
W. H. Harling,
A. E. Padgett.
Mr Exa-Ah, what a change one
little - in can make in a man's
Mr. Wye-Yes, and by George,
what a heap of change she requires
while doing it.-Ex.
Advocates Improving Highway
, i From Augusta to Ninety
. I thank you for publishing mv
last letter in regard to the road from
Augusta to Edgefield viaMeetinjr
Street to Ninety Six. Many years
ago this was an important iioe
traveled with the stace system. They
oarried passengers, mail, etc.
Now-the distance from Augusta
to Edgefield would be 2S miles of
claying and grading from Edgefield
to Meeting Street 10 miles, Meet
ing Street to Ninety Six 18 mil?s,
making ?in all somewhere about 50
miles. Now the plan that I think
jhould be started to put this road
in good shape is to get Aiken,
Edgefield and Greenwood county
boards to agree to give 50 per cent
}f the work and the balance can be
raised by public subscription.
$5,000 would put this load in good
ihape. I think that this matter is
jf much importance to your town,
?specially the merchants. This
tvould bring many more people
from the country to your town and
t would be much traveled by auto
mobiles and auto truck could make
;he trip from Augusta to Ninety
six and return, each day carrying
mail, express and passengers and
;ould be profitable and as a conve
?ience also r^t'-^nj^fl/telenb?ne'lioe
)n the road. ~&<?rim'-iiee'* winfti'st
lave one <:ood ^ptrMic' >totB&. ;f wie
jan't get a railroad, or Jwl-?fcJ"*>
\ big corp^ticii'^on't build raii:
.oad lines';lus* b?cauBe^they^?re'
?eeded by the people, they build
.hem to make money on so let us
jo to work and get this road in op
eration as soon as possible. We want
he road 40 feet wide graded and
.layed in saud, so autos can pass
vagons and without getting in
litchea and having to stop.
Pleasant Meeting of Y. W. A.
?nc2 a.ion'iight . the Young Wo-?
man's Auxiliary of ihe ?Saptist
..burch holds a meeting, usually at
[he homes of some of the members,
sn Monday afternoon Miss Helen
Tillman was the hostess. The sub
ject was Home Missions and the
decorations in the pergola where
punch was served were flags of our
country and festooning of red, white
and blue. Two beautiful little girls
Janette Tim mons and Catherine
Stewart directed the guests to the
pergola where little Agnes Denny
and Genevieve Norris served punch.
Having refreshed themselves with
this delightful beverage the young
people entered the house and pro
ceeded with their meeting, Miss
Ruth Tompkins the capable presi
dent, presiding. Articles were read
by Misses Josie Sheppard, Ruth
Tompkins, Hortensia Woodson and
Arrangements were made for the
annual meeting at Antioch, arda
committee appointed to make the
banner which will be used in the
jubilate procession. Souvenirs tied
with red ribbon and containing a
verse relating to our country were
pinned on each guest. Miss Gladys
Padgett presided at the piano. Miss
Ruth Tiramerman is treasurer and
Miss Nelle Jones secretary. Cherry
cream and assorted cakes were serv
ed as refreshments.
The Coming Maude.
Maude Muller one day, eating fudge,
Looked up and saw the county judge.
Maude was a pretty girl, all right;
His honor fell in love at sight.
And, when about a month had fled,
Maude promised that the judge she'd
Then o'er the judge's pathway came
A wealthy, proud and stately dame.
Hie judge then; for ambition's sake
Poor little Maude resolved to shake.
Am ardent suffragette was Maude
Chairwoman of the county board.
"I'll get square," Maude said, "with
So told her oar ty her sad tale.
Judge had elected been in fall;
Ir spring they voted his recall.
The haughty dame refused to wed,
"You are no longer judge," she said.
This lessons said he learned, you bet;
"Don't monkey with a suffragette!"
DANGER POINTED QUT.
President Farmers' Union
Writes Concerning Pur
chase of Land by For
To officiais and members of the
In previous utterances I have had
something- to say about alien or
foreign ownership of our farm
lands, particularly of lande in the
South adaptable to cotton.
I have said that it was an alarm
ing development, and people have
pooh-poohed euch narrowness of
views,'and, at any rate, it wasn't
very bad, and only a few English
or Frenoh spinners were experiment
ing! That ie what I got for sound
ing an alarm, which I believed then
formed a eerioue menace, and which
now I am abeolutely sure is the
Now, lieten, you scoffers and un
believers. Do you know thai be
tween twelve and thirteen million
acres of the -finest cotton lands in
the South are now owned outright
by foreign individuals and corpora
tions? J)Q you know that agents
bf these foreign individuals and
corporations-are constantly working
to gelt^Or^toiflSSrts of acres of the '
k now^th ?Vf^tf?e?gp Spinfiwtfa't^sfcim-. ; 7-"*T
ing" min:h^'re;;to "be educated in our " .
?gricuT^ral^9?Je?^B J^?Miq?%j? ;
take ""cnarge of these broad aereo,
cultivate and raise cotton to ship to
spinners in England, France and
other foreign countries?
Do you think deep and sense
what this m^ane? Do you know
that it means the actual production
of colton in the South on farms
owned and cultivated by foreigners,
and whose product will go direct to
their milis in England, France and
other countries? In plaiu words,
ire are sitting supinely by while
foreign capital and corporations
are taking our oldest, richest and
greatest heritage right from under
Time may not be far distant
when our own people, the men who
have raised and supplied the world
with its cotton for generations, will
he restricted absolutely to the home
market. Sounds scary, and I want
it to sound so, for it is time to get
scared a bit. . " .
There is, too, the other grave
danger in this new something we
are no>v to face, that of absorption
of our farm lands by foreign own
ership. Conditions are bad enough
in all conscience by constantly
growing city and town ownership
of farm lands, which are cultivated
by tenants or not cultivated at all. \
These things all tend further to
destroy our home-owning, home
making type of farmer,-the back
bone and sinew and soul of our na
tional life. You people who have
been preaching and working and
theorizing on a "back to-the-farm**'
movement, think over these things
Here is the innerness of things
and it is for wise and Bane men to
solve them. I ask national leaders,
thinkers, men who really want to
do something, to ponder these
C. S. Barrett.
Union City. Ga., July 15, 1913
Mr. Walton at Hot Springs.
Mr. W. T. Walton has been suf
fering from rheumatism ?it inter
vals for the past year, so in the
hope of getting permanent relief at
Hot Springs, Ark., he left hiB home
at Johnston Monday of laet week
and reached that famous health
giving resort Wednesday. After
reaching Hot Springs he wrote Mr.
W. A. Byrd an intereeting letter
about conditions there. Mr. Byrd
went to hot Springs eeveral years
ago and it was upon his advice that
Mr. Walton decided to go. The
physicians after examining Mr.
Walton thoroughly informed him
that he has no serious trouble. At
fireiL he wis greatly dissatisfied but
after meeting a Mr. Rush, a former
South Carolinian who is in busi
ness there, he became better satisfi
ed and has decided to remain a
month, believing that he will be
fully cured in that time. Mr. Wal
ton's friends here and throughout
the county hope that he will be
fully restored to his accustomed
health before he returns.