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_" "e EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDA Y ."SEPTEMBER 17.1913 ^ NO. 32
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Beautiful Home Wedding. Ral
ry Day at Baptist Sunday
School. Mrs. Crouch
The old, old story of wedding
bells, whose melody foretells happi
ness, is one which w'll never grow
too old to love, for "all the world
loves a lover," and sweet as it may
be in fairy tales, it is sweeter when
the bride is one whom we have
known and loved for her charming
womanly graces-pretty, yet sad
der, when the groom comes from
afar to claim ber as his own.
There has never been a more
beautiful wedding than that which
the relatives and a few friends were
invited to witness, in the home of
Mrs. Octavia Rushton, on Wednes
day at 5 o'clock, when Miss An
gelle Bacon Andrews, the daughter
of Mrs. Ephraim Andrews, and one
of the town's moet beloved young
women, gave ber life into the keep
ing of Mr. John Milne, of Chatta
nooga?, Tenn. The home was beau
tifully decorated and the color mo
tif, pink and green, was attractively
carried oat in tall vases of roses
and astors, and the lights were soft
ly shaded in these colors.
The ceremony took place in the
broad hallway where an altar, with
opening galee had been improvised.
From an arch was suspended a pure
white dove under which the bridal
pair stood. Just previous to the ap
proach of the bridal party, Prof.
W. F.-Scott sang, "I will love you,
Miss Edwards of Ridge began the
wedding march, and litte Elizabeth
Wright aod Laura Swearingen un
tied the ribbons* which held the
gates and the bridal party passed
. tb rough, ?there being three brides
maids, Misses Loise Cromer, of Co
lumbia, Sterling Milne, of Chatta
nooga, and Eunice Cates, of Augus
ta, each wearing dainty lace robes
over pink messaline and carried
pink astors. The dame of honor.
Mrs. Charles Early, of Florence
wore a white embroidered messaline
and the Maid of honor, Miss Fran
ces Andrews wore a green chiffon
costume, each carrying an armful of
pink astors. Little Page Nelson
Keesee was the ring bearer aud
Frances Crouch the flower girl.
The bride entered with her broth
er, Mr. Sales F. Andrews, and the
groom with his best man. Mr.
Thomas Moore, of Chattanooga,
and Dr. W. S. Dorsett, of Wash
ington, Ga., spoke the solemn
words which united their lives.
The bride was regally beautiful,
her wedding robes being of pearl
messaline with the entire front a_.d
the corsage being of exquisite lace,
the same used on her mother's wed
ding dress, and sparkling crystals
outlined the entire suit. The veil
was held in place with lillies of the
valley and her bouquet was of the
same flowers. Wh3n the ceremony
was concluded the bridal party, to
the strains of Mendelssohn's mai ch,
passed into the parlor where con
gratulations were extended.
At 6 o'clock a general reception
was held to which about 250 friends
"were invited. On the piazza were
two huge punch bowls presided over
by Misses Elberta Bland, Helen
Lewis, Mary Lucia and Elise Mob
ley and the guests were directed
here by Misses Nina and Frances
Strother. Mrs. George Waters wel
comed all at the front entrance and
Mrs. M. W. Crouch carried them
to the parlor, where the bridal party
stood and the guests were intro
duced to them by Miss Zena Payne.
Tue registry book was in the roora
adjoining and was held by Miss Or
lens. Cartledge and Mr. A. L Clark,
Mrs. Edwin M?bley escorting each
one in here. The present room was
a very attractive place and there
was an array of cutglass, china, sil
ver, embroidered pieces and several
Mr. and Mrs. Milne left on the
7:30 train for a northern tour and
will also visit relatives in Canada
before their return to Chattanooga,
where a handsome new home awaits
them.The bride's go-away gown was
a tailored coat suit of the new shade
of blue. The host of friends that
showered rice upon them lei every
grain signify a wish for ali the best
and brightest joy of lile.
Rally day was observe'.! on Sun
day morning at the Baptist Sunday
Behool, and the day was ac ideal
one. there being a hearty response
to invitations sent ont Every one
that came was requested to bring
one, and the members wore the tags
enclosed in the invitations which
bore, "Count on me." The superin
tendent Mr. S. J. Watson cordially
greeted all and made an excellent
short talk. There were present 278
scholars and quite a number of
visitors, which, if counted would
have gone over the anticipated Dum
ber, 300. The collections for the
day were splendid.
Mrs. 1" W. Crouch entertained
a number of her friends with an af
ternoon party on Tuesday, the hon
or guests being Mesdames W. P.
Dean, of Greenwood, Chas. Early,
of Florence and Horace Wright, of
Georgetown. After a half hour was
pleasantly spent in the delightfully
cool and flower laden parlors, a se
ries of-progressive games were en
joyed out on the broad piazza, tho
tables each being adorned with
bowls of roses. At the conclusion
of the game the honorees were pre
sented with dainty hand made hand
kerchiefs. A two course repast was
served and all again mingled in
happy conversation. The hostess
was assisted by her daughters, Mis
ses Elise and Annie Crouch.
Miss Annie Bonhara, of Colum
bia visited at the home of her cous
in, Mrs. S. G. Mobley last week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Galphin
spent the week end at the home
of,the latter's father, Mr. J. F.
Watkins. This happy young couple
are now domiciled in their pretty
new home at Ninety Six.
The associational report of the
Baptist church, which was read on
Sunday at the conference was a very
fine one, considering the fact that
the church has been without a pas
tor for nearly a year. In the attend
ance in Sunday school, there has
been an increase and the greatest
number present--in the biBtory^of"
the Sunday school was during this
year. The collections of the various
classes amounted to $523.7 7, and
including benevolent gifts, it reach
ed $601. The total amounts given
for every purpose from the church,
summed 41p is $4,166.50.
Mr. Duneln of Atlanta is the
guest of his daughter, Mrs. W. J.
Mr. Hugh Mitchell of Edgefield
attended the Andrews-Milne wed
The handsome home of Dr. and
Mrs. P. N. Keesee has been com
pleted, and in a few days they will
occupy it. The location is an ad
miiable one, and the building
adorns the street.
Mr. J. K. Allen, Misses Mary
Lewis and Winnie Kennedy spent
Thursday with Mrs. F. A. Tomp
Mrs. James Tompkins of Edge
field visited relatives here during
j last week.
Miss Hallie White, who with her
mother, Mrs. James White, has
been spending a month or more in
the mountains of North Carolina,
was brought, to Knuwlton's hospi
ta', Columbia, last Tuesday in a
most critical state. She has typhoid
fever and at first it was feared that
there were other complications but
the attending physician is now more
hopeful of her condition.
Former S. C. C. I. Professor to
Prof. J. K. Breedin, dean of An
derson College, has resigned his of
Hoe and professorship in the Col
lege to become the editor of a news
paper that is soon to be started at
Manning. Professor Breedin will
in the near future, so we learn, take
up his new duties- We regret much
to Bee him leave Anderson College
for which he has for two years done
foundation work. When he was
elected to the faculty of the insti
tution, the grounds for the build
ings were not broken. It was his
work to collect money, help in all
the architectural decisions, superin
tend the new buildings and act a6
field man. And later it fell to him
to lind and select the faculty. The
mere mention of these things gives
bur'a poor idea of the work he has
dont. And what he has done in all
of these spheres has been well done.
We wish him great success in his
new field of endeavor, for which he
has special fitness.--Baptist Cou
DIPPY DOPE CASTLE
Two Pleasant and Profitable
Days Spent at Horn's Creek
by the - Baptists \of the >
The 106th annual session of the
Edgefield Baptist association was
held Wednesday and Tuursday of
last week at historic old Horn's
Creek church. The body was for
mally organized by the re-election
of Mr. 0. Sheppard and Rev. J. T.
Littlejohn, as moderator and clerk,
respectively, and the election of
Col. S. B. Mays as treasurer. Reg
ular routine work was not begun
until after the annual sermon which
was preached on this occasion by
Dr. J. D. Chapman, than whom
there 4B no sweeter spirited, nor
more deeply pious minister among
At the close of the sermon the
moderator called for verbal reports
from the churches which compose
the association. All the churches
responded except two or three that
were not represented the first day.
These brief reports, with possibly
one or two exceptions, showed that
the churches are on the up grade.
They are better organized, evidence
more spiritual activity and show
marked improvement in meeting
the apportionments for the benevo
lent work of the denomination. The
reports with reference to the work
among the Christian women were
The first report called for by the
moderator was that of the commit
tee on the Aged Ministers' Fund,
which was made by Mr. J. D.
Hughey. He followed the report
by an earnest appeal for a more
generous support of the old minis
ters from the churches, of this as-,
.sqciation. Mr. A? SJ T?mpkraV
also made an earnest appeal. Ac
cording to the figures given '>y Mr,
Hughey, which we do not question, |
the churches have only contributed
about 30 per cent, of the amount
apportioned to this association for
the support of the aged ministers.
This is a serious reflection upon the
churches that have failed to con
tribute to this fund.
Home Missione was the next top
ic, the formal report, which was
prepared by Rev. J. E. Johnson,
being read in bis absence by Mr.
A. S. Tompkins. In speaking of
the work of the Home board Mr.
Tompkins referred to some things
which he observed while in the
mountains of North Carolina sev
eral weeks ago.
The association now receded
from businedi: for oce hour and a
half in order to enjoy one of those
feasts foi which the good people of
Horr ' i Creek are noted. A long
tobie was spread under the trees
and everything that the most fas
tidious appetite could wish was
served. In addition to all kinds of
meats and sweetmeats, which were
prepared in the most approved
style, refreshing iced drinks were
served in unlimited quajjtity.
Among the many churches of the
county, there is no more charming
hostess than Horn's Creek, and the
people of that community easily
sustained on this occasion the repu
tation which they made years ago.
A very pleasant social half hour
followed the retiring from the table,
and this mingling cf the people
from all parts of the county, as well
as neighbor with neigbor, was ex
Regular work was resumed after
the lunch hour by the reading of a
most excellent report on Temper
ance by Mr. W. E. Lott, who fol
lowed the report with a brief but
appropriate speech. Dr. W. G-.
Blackwell of Parksville made a
very effective address upon the sub
ject of temperance, speaking at
length of the injurious effect that
whiskey has upon, the body, render
ing it an easy victim of disease
which in many cases is visited upon
the children. Dr. Blackwell urged
that children in the public schools
be taught the effects of alcohol on
the body, mind and morals. He
was very generally complimented
on his fitly spoken words. Mr. S.
A. Brunson followed Dr. Black
well with a short but very earnest
At this point the moderator call
ed upon Mr. P. N. Lott, a member
of the Ridge association, to address
.the body. Mr. Lott is the county
demonstration agent wno for the
past two years has gone in and out
among the farmers instructing them
along the line of adopting pro
gressive ideas and methods. Hav
ing\been instrumental in causing a
laf?je number of farmers to catch a
nt?w vision.of agricultural condi
tions; he will enlarge his field by
getting in closer touch with the
hoi^e. In this new step he hopes
to lenlist the co-operation of the
ministers of the county. In his re
marks ' before the association he
spoke of the wonderful possibilities
that.lie before the people and out
ing his plans in his efforts to
bOTg'the demonstration work into
* ^active touch with a large num-1
bejfpf makers of the homes of the
ty. ,We trust that Mr. Lot
wi|l recsive the full co-operation of j
all, of the ministers of the county in
the-special work for which the gov
rent has commissioned Him.
beriext report was that on Sun-1
da^schoole which was read by Dr.
Blackwell, who followed the read
inecpf'the report with a brief ad
's tating that he would have
^better prepared but that the
Agates to the association from
church were not selected until
||?ight before. Therefore he j
gp opportunity to prepare a set
Sb, Dr. Jeffries and Dr. Chap
;?a?60 spoke on Sunday school
I THURSDAY'S SESSION.
..-e devotional exercises were
ancted by Rev. McKittrick be
ginning at about 10 o'clock a. m.
This, service "was a most joyful
The report on state missens was
read by S. B. Mays and both he
and Dr. Cody made good talks on
this most important work of our
?j?port on periodicals was intro
?ed by Rev. P. Blalock who
showed up the importance of infor
rrji^/n in an^escelient spirit. He
was .followed by Dr. Cody who
stated that the Baptist Courier
stands for pure, clean, wholesome,
Christian literature, and was the
channel of Baptist evangelism arid
every one should have this paper in
the home. Dr, Cody spoke in high
terms of The Advertiser in the
course of his remarks and we feel
The moderator, O. Sheppard here
welcomed on the floor of the asso
ciation Rev. E. C. Bailey, pastor]
of the Presbyterian church, and in
vited him to take part in the discue
cu6sions in most cordial terms.
Jerome Courtney read the report
on education, and followed this
with a practical speech laying great
stress on rural schools and country
betterment. O, how sadly the j
farms are being neglected in the
mad rush for town life. He prop
erly urged practical training so it
does not matter so much what a
man knows but what he can do.
Mr. Courtney was followed by Dr.
E. M. Poteat, president of Furman
University on the illiteracy of our
whites as compared with the negro
population and as to the other
states. Rev. Mr. Chapman follow
ed with an able address showing
the needs of Greenville Female Col
Col. F. N. K. Bailey then arose
and in earnest tones expressed his
high appreciation of the kindness ot'
the people 'of Edgefield during his
sojourn in our midst arid regretted
that his handsome buildings at
Greenwood were not in Edgefield
be further stated that the Bailey
Military Institute had applications
on file up to its full limit and they
are turning down new applicant?
After a most bountiful dinner
under the shady oaks, Dr. M. D.
Jeffries made an able report on
Foreign Missions and recommended
that this association pay the ex
penses of Rev. and Mrs. Snuggs
in ' China, and pay any
balance to the Foreigfu Mission
Board- .' Dr. Jeffries made a full
exposition of the unfortunate)
Snuggs incident and the association
endorsed both Mr. Snuggs and Mr.
Lake, at the same time expressing |
due loyalty to the Board.
The report on woman's work was
made by Rev. J. T. Littlejohn who
made a good speech in praise of the
noble band of Christian women
Rev. P. B. Lanham made the re
port on state of religion and after
his report he referred to the calam
ity of the Edgetield village church
having been burned and urged upon
all the county pastors and cherche*
to contribute something toward
helping re-build the church at
Edgefield as the church is for the
good of the whole county.
He referred to the fact that a
humble negro woman gave the first
dollar after the fire and urged the
people all over the association to
contribute as money put in a church
building is a safe and secure inves
ment, that will be as casting your
bread upon the waters or like the
widow's mite that caught the ap
proval of our Lord. The moder
ator responded to this noble sugges
tion in graceful word's of apprecia
tion that while our undertaking in
rebuilding would be onerous, he
expressed an abiding faith that God
would find many ways to give us a
new and better haven of worship.
A resolution of thanks was passed
to the Horn's Creek church and
community and to Dr. Jeffries,
their worthy pastor, for their hos
pitality and good music.
While this grand old church is
weak in numbers, its people and the
citizens generally have big warm
hearts and entertained the delegates
with great oredit to themselves.
The next association will meet at
Ebenezer near Trenton and Mr.
Courtney rrged all the churches to
send up full representation and
promised them a warm welcome.
Tims ended one of the best and
most useful associations ever held
in Edgefield county.
Negro Killed Near Antioch.
A negro, Ardrie Lindsay, who
lived nine miles west of Edgefield
on the farm of Charles C. Jones,
was snot and killed about dark last
Friday. The wound was inflicted at
close range, the head being almost
severed from the body. The wads
from the shotgun were extracted
from the wound. The negro, ac
j?ording~to the.tesiimony.adduced at
the coroner's inquest, went to the
spring, which was a few hundred
yards from the '.house to water bis
mule and was shot dead in the path
while returning. Lindsay's wife
heaid the report of the gun and
called him. A few minutes later a
negro boy passed that way and
stumbled upon the body bing
across the path. Nothing has yet
be^n found that points to any one
in the community as being the guil
ty party, but acting upon suspicion
the coroner had five negroes, Cham
berlain, Richard Martiu, Ben Mar
tin, Mary Barnes and Essie Lind
say, the wife of the dtad negro, ar
rested and placed in jail until the
matter could be further investigat
Notice of High School Opening.
To the natrons of the public and
High School of Edgefield:
The public and High School will
begin regular work on Monday Sep
tember the 22nd, 1913. It will be
necessary to use a few days previous
to this to enroll and classify the
students. Therefore, I make the fol
lowing announcement: All -students
who will enter upon promotion
cards or who desire to enter upon
examination the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5tb,
6th and 7th grade? will come to the
school building promptly at 9
o'clock on Thursday September the
18th. All students who enter or who
desire to enter the High School,
which includes all above the 7th
grade, will come at the same hour
on Friday September the 19th.
Children entering the 1st grade
will not come until Monday Sep
tember 22nd. If thtre is any doubt I
as to what grade a pupil will enter
such pupil will come on Thursday
September the 18th.
The charges for pupils entering
the graded school, who live outside
the Edgefield school district, will
be as follows1 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th
grades, > 7.75 per month. 5th. 6th
and 7th grades $2.25. No charge
will be made for pupils entering the
High .School.'. Students coming
from out of town may secure board
in private homes at a reasonable
The classes in music will be or
ganized on Monday September 22nd.
All students who take music will be
charged $4.00 per month. It is very
important that parents see that their
children respond to this call in ac
cordance with the above program.
T. J. L\on,
DIPPY DOPE CASTLE
Delegation From Ed geri eld
Chamber of Commerce Vis
its Greenwood Mer
chants' Association. "
Greenwood, Sept. ll.-The air is
still full of trolley talk. Tuesday
evening a strong delegation from
the Edgefield Chamber of Com
merce appeared before the Green
wood Merchants' association and
urged the co-operation of Green
wood in a project to build a trolley
from Augusta to Greenwood by
way of Edgetield. Stat? Senator B.
E. Nicholson was* spokesman for
the delegation. W. P. Calhoun, sec
retary of the EJgefield Chamber of
Commerce and a member of the
board of trustees of the proposed
road, said that they had assurances
that the road would be built if a
certain amount was subscribed for
first mortgage bonds. J. P. De
Laughter of the section below Edge
field urged the need of the road as
did a number of others, including
VV. A. Strom, T. M. Arrington of
Kirksey, H. V. R. Schr?der, H. C.
Tillman, J. S. Chipley and others.
Kenneth Baker proposed that Green
wood guarantee $50,000 in first
mortgage bonds to the line first
building into Greenwood, but the
body did not act on the proposition.
On motion President Singleton was
instructed to appoint additional
members of the trolley committee
to act on the Edgefield proposition.
J. B. Park is the chairman of the
committee of the association to con
sider the whole matter. Meanwhile
local interest is fery keen on a
proposition that would include the
town of Ninety Six ou a trolley
line from the iower section. Green
wood is very anxious, to have such
a ??rtoection with any Hne opening
'i?p theTower part of the county. ' 1
A current opinion the Dukes are
interested in the project received a
setback from an interview sent out
from Charlotte to the effect that the
Duke interestsSare not interested in
the project at all. It is stated that
their interurban development
scheme includes the connecting up
of the Spartan burg to Gastonia line
first of all and then building from
Charlotte further north.
The Greenwood committee is
planning for a second conference
with James U. Jackson as soon as
he returns to Augusta from New
List of Premiums to be Award
ed at County Fair in Floral
Department for 1913.
1st-$3.00 for the best exhibit of
chrysanthemums 8 cut blooms',
each a different variety. $2.00 for
second best in this class.
2nd-$2.00 for best exhibit of
four varieties of white. $1.00 for
3rd-$1.00 for best oollection of
pink. 50c. for second best.
4th-$1.00 for finest collection
of yellow. 50c. for'second best.
5th-$1.00 for finest collection of
red.- 50c. for second best.
6tb-1.00 for finest single white.
50c. for second best.
7th-$1.00 for finest single pink.
50c. for second best.
8th-il.00 for finest single yel
low. 50c. for second best.
9th-$1.00 for finest single Japa
nese. 50c. for second best.
10th-$1.00 for finest two one
stem. 50c. for second best.
lltb-$1.00 for greatest number
of fine ones on one plant. 50c. for
12th-$1.00 for finest collection
of dahlias. 50c. for second best.
13tb-$1.00 for finest collection
of roses. 50c. for second best.
14th-$1.00 for prettiest design
made of chrysanthemums.
15th-$1.00 for finest Boston
fern. 50c. for second best.
16th-$1.00 for finest Ostrich
plume. 50c. for second best.
17th-$1.00 for finest asparagus
plumosa. 50c. for second best.
18th-$1.00 for finest maiden
bair fern. 50c. for second beat.
"We could have settled our diffi
culties by tossing a coin. Instead
we spent a lot of money in going to
"I understand the jury settled
matterb by tossing a coin." * i