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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, September 17
IIdeas are the great warriors of the
world, and a war that has no idea
behind it is simply a brutality.-GAR
The big state of Texas does
things on a big scale. They had 10
inches of rainfall down there last
week in 48 hours.
The Edgefield farmer who has a
large crop of corn ready to harvest
isn't worrying over the fact that the
western eror? is more than 500,000
bushels short. The fellow who fol
lowed the all-cotton pim of farm
ing this year is the one who is
greatly disturbed over the situation.
It is a very beautiful thing to
see the old wearers of "blue" and
"gray" extending eaeh other heart
felt courtesier. Down in New Or
leans Saturday a body of Confeder
ate veterans met a train load of
California members of the G. A. R.
who were en route to the re-union
in Chattanooga and escorted them
to one of the leading hotels ' and
gave them a reoeptiou. When such
scenes are enacted in Dixie, it
can be truly said that this is a re
united commonwealth in fact as
well as in name.
Public Play Grounds.
We like to see municipal author
ities interested io other tilings than
the material upbuilding of a com
munity. It is well to encourage
the erection of skyscrapers, the
building of factories and railroads.
But these things should not be all.
These enterprises are of great im
portance if the community is to at
tain to any great degree of commer
cial prominence but they ?re not
the only things that should receive
attention if the community is to
broaden and develop along all lines.
The most valuabie asset of any
community, urban or rural, is the
citizenship of that community.
Then the making of strong, noble,
men and women should not be over
looked in the making cf a commu
nity. And those who build with
out having a mind to this do not
build wisely. In this connection,
it is encouraging to see the author
ities of the cities devoting time and
money to providing public parks
and public play grounds. This
kind of work has been done by
northern cities for a long while but
the southern cities have just made a
There can be found no more
pleasing sight in Columbia in the
afternoon than the public play
ground on Gervais stieet obliquely
across from the State House. There
the little folk of the city of all ages
and all classes congregate and regale
themselves in the Br "hine and in
the open air. Many ci them doubt
less are from homes whose front
door is practically on the sidewalk
and the backyard is too small and
too congested to afford a playground
of the most meagre dimensions. On
this vacant corner lot under the di
rection of a capable person employ
ed by the city these little children
have their swings, basket ball, see
saws, and other pleasure giving de
vices too numerous to mention.
Their little bodies are made strong
er and their social natures are de
veloped under the most wholesome
influences. The city of Charleston
IB also fostering the public pla,
ground. Every city, and town to
for that matter, should have it
public playground of as ample pr<
portions as conditions will admit.
Probably every small town ca
not provide a play ground on as es
tensive a scale as the cities bu
every town should haveoue or mor
parks. An intelligent vouns: wc
man of progressive ideas took tb
initiative in the playground wor
in Charleston. Will not some on
take up the matter of providing
park in Edgefield? No doubt th
owners of conveniently located lot
would consent for them to be use*
for this purpose, temporarily a
Called Meeting the Chamber o
A meeting of the Chamber o
Commerce was held Friday night ii
the court house to hear the repor
of the committee which was sen
to Greenwood to confer with th?
business men of that place witl
reference to the propo&ed trolley
line. The committee was greatly
pleased with the attitude of th(
Greenwood people and feel conti
dent that they will give financial
assistance in building a road from
Augusta to Greenwood by way ol
A committee of five, consisting
of J. Wm. Thurmond, chairman,
A. E. Padgett J. C. Sheppard, 0.
P. Bright and A. S. Tompkins, waa
appointed to confer with certain
parties who it is believed can be in
duced to undertake the construction
of a road from Augusta to Green
wood by way of Edgefield. An
other meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce will be called as Swon as
that oommittee is ready to report.
At the meeting Friday night the
matter of the delay in the erection
of a new depot by the Southern
railroad was discussed. Mr. Cal
houn introduced a resolution call
ing upon the president of the Cham
ber of Commerce and the town
council to communicate at once with
the railroad commission urging that
body to take such action as will
cause the Southern road to begin
the erection of a new depot at once.
Later: As to the depot situation,
Capt. 0. Et Bright has received a
letter from the railroad commission
enclosing a letter from the South
ern railway official who has the
construction of the depot in hand,
stating that the contract will be let
in a few days and that actual work
will begin as soon as the material is
placed on the ground, which, ac
cording to the letter from this
official, will be about the 12th or
15th of October. IQ our opinion
this is an excusable delay. The
depot was burned the morning of
the 4th of July and steps should
have been taken at once to replace
the building before the heavy ship
ping season of the fall. The rush
of the cotton season will be practi
cally over before the depot and cot
ton platform are completed. They
ought to be ready for use now.
The road should have exhausted
every mean? in order to have them
Union Meeting of the Colored
Mr. Editor: Please allow me
space in your columns to mention
the work of the Spring Grove un
ion which convened at the Hope
well Baptist church on the 30-31 st.
of Auffus.t Service the first day was
called to order at stated time. Rev.
T. G. Gardenhire who was appoint
ed to preach an introductory serra- .
was invited to the stand with Rev.
VV. M. Seymore who lined hymn
556 and led in prayer. Rev. Gar
dcnbire used for a text the 7th, 8th
and 9th verse of Jeremiah. Many
hearts were made glad. The mod
erator then lined hymn 372. A col
lection of ?3.00 was raised. The
delegation was made welcome, and
a committee of 3 was ordered to
read letters from the different
churches, deacons S. B. Reese, M.
S. Abrams and W. Williams. The
letters were read and the churches
Brother W. Tanksley gave 50c
for the cause of education. The min
utes of the last session was read and
recoried, then dinner was announc
ed by Rev. H. Green.
At 3:30 the delegates were called
in. Deacon R. B. Williams lined
hymn 117. Rev. J. C. Middleton
read 12 verses of Psalm 116, and
lectured f rom the 12th verse. The I
committee on time and place then
c .heir report. The next session
will be held at the Poplar Spring
Baptist church in November. Dis
missed by Rev. G. T. Kenner.
The Sunday school was called to
order by Rev. R. W. Renner. He
lined-hymn 344 and deacon Gowdy
led in prayer. Deacon R B Cooks
conducted the school. Thc lesson
was taught by brother Willie
Tanksley. At the close a collection
was raised amounting to #1.55.
The hour for preaohing was at
hand. Kev. D. W. Meacham with
Rev. F. A. Jones was invited to the
?tand. Rev. Jones lined hymn 130
and led in prayer. Rev. Meacham
read 13th chapter of 1st Cor. Then
he took for his text the 34th verse
of Prov. "Righteousness exalteth a
nation but sin is a reproach to any
people." Such a sermon was never
heard before. The moderator lined
hymn 139. A collection was taken
to the amount of $9.39. The union
then adjourned to meet again in
Names mi those who subscribe to
pay in this and the next union.
Rev. G T Kenner. 50; Allen
Thomas, 50c; M S Hacker, 50c;
Willie Tanksley. $1.00; R B Cooks,
50c; H Griffin, 50c; J M Smith, 50c;
J C Middleton, 50c; Joe Daggatt,
50c; Rev. L G Gardeuhire, 50c; C
Lee, 50c; Rev. R W Kenner, 50c;
DA Abrams, 50c; P Seymore, 50c;
Robt. Sullivan, 50c; H Green, 50c;
H Brisco, 50c; M S Johnson, 50c;
A Collins, 50c; S H Henderson, 50c;
S Scott, 50c; I S Reid, 50c; C"C
Scott, 50c; S T Turner, 50c; I-M
Taylor, 50c. W Williams, 50c; B
Gowdy, 50c; S B Reese, 50c; R B
Williams, 50c; A Brooks, 50c; A
Wa'ton, 50c; F A Jones,' 50c; Rev.
W M Sullivan, 50c; Carrie Young,
50c; Hallie Reid, 50c; Willie Gar
rett, 50c; H Glenn, 50c; P Collier,
50c; G Garrett, 50c; W M Catledge,
50c; Sallie Avery, 50; C C Philpot,
50c; L O'Briant, 50c; Britt Reid,
50c; A W Venson, 50c; Sarah
Tanksley, 50c; E M Johnson, 50c;
Butler Key. 50c; W M Baskett, 50c;
J Waldon, 50c. Total amount re
lived during session, $69.99. Dis
bursement $7.50. Balance of cash
iud turn over for education $62.49.
Rev. R W Kenner, moderator,
3oId Spring, S. C. L O'Brhht,
reasurer, Clark's Hill, S. C. M S
lacker, secretary, Morgana, S. C.
Marriage of Miss Robinson and
Dr. J. T. Reese.
The marriage of Miss Kate Coffin
Robinson snd Dr. John Thomas
Reese was a very beautiful and ira
>ressive event of this afcernoon, tak,
ng place at half after three o'clock
tt the old home of the Robinsons,
'The Glenn," North Augusta, S. C.
rVhile there were many friends in
ittendance the marriage was in a
?ature quiet, ^yet was celebrated
vith a great deal of beauty. The en
ire house was thrown open to the
guests and beautifully adorned with
>alms and ferns and a delicate tau
rle of smilax. The ceremony was
)erformed before an improvised al
ar in the parlor formed of slender
)alms, amid which glittered many
inshaded candles. Miss Emma Kil
on presided at the piano and an
tounced the entrance of the bridal
>arty with Mendelssohn's wedding
narch. The bridal procession en
ered from the hall in the following
Mr. Smith Rountree with Miss
Marion Rountree of Willisson, Mr.
fraser Sofge with Miss Gladys
Rountree of Williston, and Mr. Bob
boffin ?with Miss Georgia Reese.
These advanced and grouped thera
telves about the altar where they
*vere joined by the groom and his
best man, Dr. Richard Calhoun.
The maid of honor, Miss Emmie
Robinson, a sister of the bride en
tered alone, directly preceding the
aride who entered with her father.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. G. Sherwood Whitney, ac
cording to the impressive ritual of
the Episcopal church.
The bride was most attractive in
in exo'-'- he gown of soft white lace
DveT i , fashioned after a grace
f- -*giug design low around the
.. The pretty brown hair was
owned by a wreath of orange
olossoms, which held the delicate
tulle veil in place. Her flowers were
bride roses and valley lillies and
her only adornment a string of
pearls. The maids all wore lace
gowns with pink and blue ribbon
over satin and carried no flowers.
After the ceremony and congratu
lations light refseshments were
served after which the bride chang
ed her gown for a chic traveling
suit of blue cloth tailored and worn
with a small blue velvet bat with
ostrich tips in shaded tones of blue
and Dr. and Mrs. Reese left in the
afternoon for Washington, New
York and other points north. On
their return they wili be at home to
their friends at the Reese home in
Mrs. Reese is a very charming
young woman, a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Carter Robinson
and prominently connected through
out South Carolina and Georgia.
Dr. Reese is a well known young
dentist, who is now however living
on his plantation home near Sweet
water, Edgefield couutv. Both he
and Mrs. Reese enjoy an exception
al popularity which waa very beau
tifully evidenced by the many hand
some gifts sent them.-Augusta
Is often caused by indigestion and
constipation, and quickly disappears
when Chamberlain's Tablets are
taken. For sale by all dealers.
Letter From a Little Scho<
Dear Mr. Mims:- In aa much :
vacation season is ending and tl
chiMren will soon be anchored i
their respective schools for anothi
term I would Mk? to say this mut
we hope the different schools wi
contribute regtilary to your colurat
How our school in the past h?
enjoyed The Advertiser, racing I
be the t?>3t to see what school ha
a letter. ?
And oh the fun we had when on
of our own schoolmates woul
Let us cornea together as oe
school now, encourage each othe
with our pleasant communication
They help us in various ways.
Vacation was indeed pleasantl
spent with our school. Nearly a
our neighborhood girls went away o
trips, or enjoyed friends in thei
The visitors among us were: Mi?
ses Annie Mae McEie, from Clark'
Hill; Fannie Timmerman, fron
Greenwood; also Miss Maud Quat
tlebaum. Misses Mildred and Alar
grette O'Neal from Augusta; Mts
Cornelia Anderson, from North Au
gusta; Miss Georgia Mae Wates
from Edgefield. All left behind
them pleasant memories and a hap
py greeting on a return.
Among others were Mr. E. A
Rodgers, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs
Boles Timmerman, McRae, Ga.; Dr,
Tom Timmerman accompanied by
Mr. J. B. Timmerman, or Laurens,
also Mr. Kenrick Lamb and wift
from Brunswick, Ga., who made
many friends while here.
Mrs. Luther Timmerman has rc
turned farpm Greenwood much im
proved in health.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Lamb made
a business trip to North Augusta
Master Frank Kenrick has return
ed from avery pleasant visit to Au
gusta, North Augusta, Sweetwater
and other places while away.
Our teacher Mis& Scott from
Barnwell will not open her school
before the first part of October. We
regret to have our school open so
We're glad the Red Hill Sunbeam
won the banner, but we hope to get
it back sometime
I was sorry not to meet with Mrs.
Tillman at Antioch and the differ
ent Sunbeam bands.
Feeling that ray letter has grown
too long I will not write more now.
Best wishes to you Mr. Mims and
success to my school friends.
Modoc, S. C. ' Pupil
Lefter From Two Bright Little
Dear Mr. Editor:- Are we to be
the first ones to have a word to say
in your highly esteemed pape r? Our
school began the first Munday in
this month with twenty eight pu
pils. We are sorry to say thatj one
pf our bright little boys, Frank
Cooper,has been absent from school
this week on account of sickness.
We sincerely hope to see him at
school next week.
Mr. Joh\i Cooper and s on, Roy,
visited Mrs. C. K. Swearingen
Mr. and Mrs- R. W. Glover were
out muskadine hunting Thursday
afternoon. They had to come 7
miles to get the fruit. Our sand
hills are good for something eh,
Our country is on a boom now.
Several new residences are being
erected and good crops are general.
We were saddened very much by
the death of Mrs. J. A. Montgom
ery of North Augusta and Mr.
Sherman Floyd of Lenoir.
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn had a good
meeting at Republican during the
first week in August. Dr. J. H.
Thayer of Wiiliamston assisted him.
There were twenty five young peo
ple who connected themselves with
the church during the series of
meetings. The ordinance of Baptism
was held last first Sunday a. m. Mr.
Littlejohn was on double duty Sun
day. He had to baptize at Republi
can and at Red Hill.
We are sorry to hear of the ill
ness of little Edgar Gardner. The
doctor was with him last night.
We hear that Mrs. H. M. Mor
gan and two pretty little daughters
are spending this week with Mrs.
Morgan's sister, Mrs. J. J. Blanch
ard of Bohler, Ga.
Misses Emmie Mae and Lizzie
Cooper spent Saturday night with
Miss Lena Lanham of Ropers sec
Capt. T. W. Getzen and daugh
ter, Miss Sallie Getzen, are visiting
Capt. Getzen's sisters Mrs. H. E.
Mealing and Mri. John Briggs.
For the last few days Mrs. Maud
Adams from Plum Branch, and
.Messrs. Percy and Tom Getzen from
Lakeland, Fla., have been guests of
Wishing a most prosperous year
to the school children's friend, the
editor of The Advertiser, we are,
Gardnersville, S. C.
A. J. Renkl,
706 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia.
Augusta's Largest and Hand
somest Jewelry Establishment
iff iti i fi ilfi * * . ??? -t. .*
We are receiving the largest stock of
millinery goons that we have ever shown.
The date i:or our fall opening will* be an
nounced later. Our milliner will arrive
Our ready-to-wear hats have just been
received by express and we invite the la
dies to call to see them. We have the
very latest styles.
....Monarch of the Road.
The farmer who CARES never buys the first wagon
he looks at unless he .
a COLUMBUS, they are tried and true to his
every desire. It is natural then for him to buy the
wagon that is
If you are not in need of a wagon at present it
will pay you to investigate the COLUMBUS and be