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VOL. 78. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER i?
Bible Study Class Organized
Meeting of the Daughters
The first historical meeting of
the D. of C. for the fall months was
held on Thursday afternoon, with
Mrs. B. T. Boatwrigfht at her pret
ty home, "Cedar Grove," near town.
The historian, Mrs. O. D. Black
arranged a very interesting pro
gram, the subject being "Rear Ad
miral Raphael Semmes, naval offi
cer." The meeting opened with a
Confederate song and several papers
and sketches were given: Mrs. G.
P. Cobb, "The navy and war ves
sels;" Mrs. J. P. Bean, "Life of
Semmes;" Mi?s Zena Payne, "The
eea adventures of Semmes;" Mrs.
D. W. Lott, "The Alabama, com
manded by Semmes;" John How
ard Black, a member of the chil
dren's chapter sang "Old black Joe"
with guitar accompaniment, and
'Burrell Boatwright, Jr., gave "Lit
tle boy blue." Following the pro
gram, the hostess invited all into
the dining room where a salad
course was served. A large bowl of
autumn flowers occupied the center
of the table and throughout the
parlor and hallway their brilliant
flowers added beauty to the already
Miss Mallie Waters is at home
from a visit to Augusta.
Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Lott visited
in Edgefield last week.
Mrs. W. L. Coleman has return
ed from the Knowlton hospital, Co
lumbia, where she went for treat
ment, having suffered greatly dur
ing the summer with rheumatism.
Mrs. H. W. Crouch and Miss
Elise Crouch ?pent a_ fjewidajs-o/"
?ast week with friends at Trenton.
Mr. Sam Carter, of Columbia,
visited at the home of Maj. F. M.
Rev. and Mrs. M. L. Lawson, of
Laurens have been spending awhile
with friends and relatives. Mr. Law
son is a former pastor, having serv
ed the Baptist church from 1907
1910, and he and his wife found a
warm welcome. On Sunday morn-1
ing, through invitation of Dr.
King, Mr. Lawson filled the pulpit.
On Friday evening, Mr. and
Mrs. Jack A. Lott gave a most en
joyable dinner party, the guests of
honor being Rev. and Mis. Lawson,
and Rev. and Mrs. L. A. Cooper,
who were visiting in the home aud
Dr. and Mrs. A. T. King, and Mrs.
Estelle Gough. There were several
other friends present to enjoy the!
cordial hospitality and good cheer
of the host and hostess who are
? On Saturday Mrs. F. M. Boyd
gave a beautiful afternoon party
for her guest, Mrs. Coogler, of
Chester, at which about 40 friends
were present to enjoy the pleasures.
The rooms were decorated with
blooming flowers, gorgeous red
dahlias being used in the parlor and
pink and white ones, with ferns,
elsewhere. Upon the arrival, punch
was served on the piazza by Misses
Mallie Water? and Zena Payne and
Miss Ly lie LaGrone escorted them
into the hall, where the receiving
line stood with Mrs. Boyd and
Mrs. Coogler and the other hon
orees, Mesdames M. L. Lawson, A.
-T.King and Estelle Tough. Th?
guests were introduced to these by
Mesdames J. A. Lott and J. A.
Dobey. After awhile of pleasant
converse, intermingled with bright
and inspiring music by Miss Willis,
refreshments were served consist
ing of frozen cream, pound and
fruit cake and mints.
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Stevens gave
a delightful dining on Saturday at
"their home near town, and the day
was happily spent.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Walker en
tertained about a dozen friends at
tea Saturday evening.
Mr. Elkins, of Parksville spent a
a few days here at the home of Dr.
J. A. Dobey the first of the week.
Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Dobey enter
tained with a very pleasant dining
during the past week and present
were several of their friends and
Mesdames F. A. Tompkins and
F. S. Jefferson are spending this
week at Meeting Street with rda
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Turner and
Misses Frances and Bessie Ford
Turner made a car trip to Angus
Mr. Theodore Marsh who had tl
misfortune to break his arm whi
cranking his car, is now able to di
card his sling and use the disabh
Mrs. Milton Parker of Edgefie
visited Mrs. William F. Seott la
Miss Sara Norris spent Sunda
at Aiken at the home of her nncl
Mr. Milton Myer.
Mrs. Alice Cox has been visitir.
relatives at Saloda.
Mrs. Bartow Walsh, of Sumte
is spending awhile in the home <
her father, Mr. W. L. Coleman.
Capt. and Mrs. T. R. Denny gav
a dining one day of the past wee
for a few of their friends, the occ;
sion being in honor of Rev. an
Mrs. M. L. Lawson. The hours wei
most pleasantly spent.
Rev. E. C Bailey, pastor of th
Presbyterian church, has organize
a Bible study class, the meeting? t
be on 2nd Sunday afternoon. Thi
will be non-denominational, and al
interested, are invited to join. Tb
first lecture was given on the pas
On Sunday evening Rev. Bailej
through invitation of Dr. King
filled the pulpit of the Baptis
church, and gave to his hearers i
very interesting discourse.
Mrs. Wates Writes of a Recen
Mr. Editor: We have just return
ed from a two weeks visit in th(
home of Mr. P. H. Bussey, with
Geo. and Eva, in the Red Oali
Grove community, and knowing
your interest in these good people
will write yon a few dcts about
The farmers are in a rush from
crop?, and their crops are turning
out so much better than they ever
thought, aud getting a good price
The school at Flat Rock opened
last Monday morning. Miss Rena
Scott of Williston is their teacher.
From what we saw and heard, we
think ihe trustees have made a wise
selection in their choice of a teach
er, and Miss Scott has a school that
she can hold more than one year.
It was our privilege to attend
services at the Grove last Sunday
and hear a good sermon from Rev.
G. W. Bussey. His text was, "I
have fought a good fight, I have
kept the faith; I am now ready to
be offered up. Henceforth there is
laid up for me a crown of righteous
Saturday being orphanage work
day on Sunday morning the chil
dren were all asked to lay their
offerings on the table. It was a
.Hweet sight to fee the little ones
carrying theirs that they had wo?k
ed so hard for. Little Drue Bussey
would pick some cotton every day,
so as to have a good offering, and
this week he has picked to make
money to go in his envelope for
1 was impressed with the nice be
haviour of the young people at the
church Something that pleased me
very much was the number of vomitr
Tirls around the organ singing. It
would be well for some of our town
churches to follow their example.
We visited in the homes of the
Doms, Lambs, Tiramermans,
Grirfis, Sheltons and enjoyed it so
much.They recalled sweet memories.
So much peace and neighborly kind
ness seems to prevail among them
all. They are always ready to help
a brother in need.
Mr. and 3Jrs. Bussey's quiet un
assuming Christian life, will be a
blessing to their children after'they
have passed away. There are a lot
of good things I might say about
George and Eva, if they were not
Mrs. W. T. Prescott and her
sweet little children visited me
while I was-there. She is the same
bright noble hearted woman that
she ever was. I came home feeling
better than when I left, and hope I
may cuntinue to improve.
Hand Painted China.
What can bo mure dainty or ap
propriate as a Christmas gift than
a piece of white and gold hand
painted china or a little water color
picture? Don't wait for the Christ
mas rush but send your orders to
Miss Eliza Mims.
A Theological Class to be am
Charleston Presbytery in
For the first time in about twent
years the Presbytery convened her
on the 7th of October and was i
session from Tuesday night unti
Thursday night. The churches o
Edgefield, Johnston and Trento:
have only recently been included i
this presbytery since Rev. E. C
Bailey became the pastor of tbi
group. It is called "Charlestoi
Presbytery" because it includes ;
strip of country extending from tbi:
section to said city. Owing to th?
distance, the busy season and othei
causes the attendance instead o:
being fifty-five delegates, there wer
only half this number present. Ii
this strip of country known as Char
leaton presbytery there are thirty
seven churches, only apart of whick
were represented at this meeting.
When we consider the strength of
Presbyterianism in this section il
is difficult to realize that it is ne xi
to the largest protestant denomina
tion in the world; the Lutheran be
ing the largest. But it is not the
largest in the United States. It has
been truly said that this church is
like the English government, in
that the sun never sets on her pos
sessions. On Tuesday the Rev.
Alexander Sprunt of Charleston de
livered a most excellent sermon on
the supreme necessity of both in
dividual and church being endowed
with that power which characterized
the Apostolic church. Wednesday
morning and afternoon was devoted
to the reading of reports and ap
pointing committees, etc. Wednes
day afternoon we had the pleasuie
of hearing Rev. J. 0. Rea vis of Co
lumbia who deliveredi an address on.
his African trip, about which wo
have heard a great deal ,v si nee;
those who were.;np?.*there
missed by not heK^ng bis address
and the address d?ltver??' on'Chinas
Wednesday night we had tbe
pleasure of hearing Rev. D. W.
Richardson of China, who held his
audience spell bound as they listen
ed to the interesting story he had
to tell. Mr. Richardson was a boy
who was picked by the church
aud we had an illustration o^f what
a poor sickly boy can do by the
help of (-rod, for he was head in
school, iu college at Davidson, in
Princeton. N. J., in Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, aud finally in the great
German university. The fruits of
this find we saw and he ird in the
person of Mr. Richardson.
Thursday was devoted to the
regular business of the Presbytery,
at which time the inadvisability of
changing this Presbytery was dis
cussed and the conclusion "reached
that we should not change the
bounds. Thursday night the Rev.
Geo. Blackburn of Columbia preach
ed a fine sermon on the resurrection
of Christ and the proof of the
same. This subject was handled
from a leg il point of view.
The Presbj tery closed its sessions
The pastor of the church deliver
ed a lecture to a large audience on
the English Bible, telling the con
gregation the story of the Bible,
covering four thousand years. All
of these services were splendidly
attended and both congregation
and presbyters broke up the meet
ing with a good taste left in the
The pastor of the church here has
instituted a Theological class for
the purpose of investigating the Bi
ble. This class will meet on Monday
night after the third Sunday in each
month. But it is probable that the
interest in these Theological discus
sions will grow so as to require that
we meet oftener, unless we are
different from most comiuiinities.
We invite ai i denominate ns. and
pastors, to be present and hope with
their assistance, to conduct this
study without friction. These Bible
studies will be advertised in the pa
per and in the post office, and we
are sure that religion will be dis
cussed on the streets enough to se
cure unusual interest. The first
discussion will be on "The Being
of God," and it is hoped that all
who are going to attend this class,
will fall in line at the very first so
as not to miss any of the connec ing
links in the studies which atc ail
naturally and logically arranged.
The intent and purpose of this school
is to shed light upon some dark
theological problems, to enable us
to appreciate the relations that the
denonominations sustain to each oth
er, to concentrate the attention of
those who are loose in matters of
religion, to broaden the minds of
those who are troubled with reli
1 gions contraction, to start some of
our boys and girls into active church
work, to see if* we can find one
more Richardson for any of the
j churches here, to deepen the piety,
to sweeten the spirit, to increase
faith, to make this the most godly
tqitn in the state, to bring the
churches closer togethei ; but above
?U^to^save souls and glorify God.
What, the results may be we can
not prophecy, but our sole purpose
is to do good. We hope to have
more pupils, from all the churches,
than ia commonly found in a single
c?as?, but if we did not have more
tharPjix earnest men and that many
wonjan, it would be a triumphant
success in the end. Let no one be
afraid of the light. The discussions
will be conducted so as to fairly
present all sides of a question where
th??e is difference of opinion.
In this connection we might men
tionna few of the topics to be dis
cas^?}}: The attributes of God; the
camion of scripture; the nature of
inspiration; the nature of justifica
tion^, the grounds of adoption;
modes of sanctification; historical
text Pettings; a full discussion on
the jjerson of Christ; doctrines of
miracles and parables; the ten stand
ard,-Jrfcligions of the world in com
parison with our religion; the one
hundred and fifty denominations in
America and how they came into
existence; the doctrines of election,
foreordination and predestination
and the two great theological schools
on either side of these questions;
the second coming of Christ; the
doctrines of future punishment, etc.
some of the great doc
iken- up and
ve do , not h
lique community, j
in line at the first and
we will not have to " turn th.3 whole
class back to rehearse what we have
been over. We only ask that you
come regularly on time and bring a
Bible with you. We will furnish
the best music the town can afford.
One word before we close: this is
no child's play. If you are anxious
to have light on these subjects and
others in your mind, you will feel
at home. Everybody cordially invit
ed either to participate or listen to
E. C. B.
Petit Jury, Third Week.
J M Prescott, Collier.
G H Reynolds, Blocker.
Andrew Ouzts, Ward.
E R Clark. Johnston.
Brooks Uunovant, Pickens.
L C Minis, Collier.
J A Claxton, Ward.
H VV Quartes, Red Hill.
L R Brunson, Sr. Moss.
H L Bunch, Meriwether.
J T Gardner, Collier.
L H Hamilton, Blocker.
W P Johnson, Johnston.
H H Williams, Moss.
L W Reese, Meriwether.
J H Crim, Johnston.
L C Rich, Modoc.
E B Dorn, Red Hil).
J W Roper, Meriwether.
P L White, Hilder.
P M Markeri, Meriwether.
Sara Satcher, Ward.
W B Williams, Blocker.
L S Kernaghan, Pickens.
J A Thurmond, Meriwether.
T G Murern, Moss.
W S .rlarsh, Trenton.
C A llrunsofi, (Jellier.
A F Walton, Johnston.
W E LaGrone, Johnston.
B E Timmerman, Wise.
I M Dorn, Elmwood.
W G Wells, Collier.
J P Mealing, Jr., Meriwether.
W P Cul breath, Talbert.
M W Herlong, Trenton.
Good Shows for the Fair.
The arrangements for the county
fair are progressing very satisfacto
rily. The grounds will be enlarged
in order to make room for the ag
gregation of shows that have been
engaged. The midway, that por
tion of the fair that is most enjoyed
by the young people, will be more
spacious than last year so as to pr?
vent congestion when the crowd is
large. Th: owner of the shows has
assured the managers of the fair
that Edgefield has never before
seen such an aggregation of good
clean shows as he will bring this
Beautiful Pictures Which Hang
on the Wall.
Mr. Editor:- So long as l can
write or speak, I shall hold np the
Confederate soldier as being the
greatest man in all the world. Hut
it is not my intention to detract, or
say anything that is disloyal to this
great union which now protects us
all. We all look to the same flag,
governed by the same la .vs, read the
same Bible and worship the same
God, but the day has not yet come,
when we can forget the brave men
who died the death of martyrs in
fighting for their . convictions. In
all times and ages, he who has been
willing to offer his life as au evi
dence of the faith that was in him,
has been worthy of a place among
the heroes of history, and we take
the position that this should be ac
corded to everv man who wore the
gray. The struggle was an unequal
one. It was not for the promise of
glory that they entered into this
war; not for riches or high renown,
but simply because their country
was being invaded and the south
called for help, and nobly did they
answer the call. And they were will
ing to defend their country and
homes, even at the cost of the blood
of her noblest sons. The result of
that unequal conflict did not destrov
the principles contended for by the
south; and we speak of it now as a
just cause. "Nations die and races
expire.," bot truth is immortal, and
principles based upon truth live on
forever. No cause is lost which in
losing forms the corner stone of
liberty. To-day we can see a bright
star of hope, when'we hear from the
lips of father Ryan, that soldier
priest, that uncrowned poet, laure
ate of the south, his famous war
lyric, which says to us:
"Fold ih's^banner, for .'
For there's not aman to wave it.
And there's not one left to lave it
In the blood that heroes gave it. -
Touch it not, unfold it never,
Let it droop there, furled forever,
For its people's hopes are dead."
That star o? hope was for a long
time after the war obscured from
view from the desolate conditions
of heartbroken homes, but to-day it
spreads its effulgent rays of com
fort over a proud, energetic, suc
cessful and happy people. Let us
draw aside the curtain from KOUVJ
of these beautiful pictures which
hans high un memory's walls. The ?I
chief picture in our group of treas
ures is that spotless, that iiniuoita!
Virginian, the hero of Appomattox,
the ideal of every southern heart.
The very sound of the name of
Robert Edward Lee
Fills every true southern heart
with a ch irrn, like the gentle mur
mur of a "silver rountain stealing
forth midst a bed of roses." We
can see that gallant chieftain and
his heroic followers on that event
ful morning of the 9th of April at
Appomattox. Some ol' thode soldiers
had taken part in Pickett's mag
nificent charge at Gettysburg. By
their valor they had made the bat
tlefield of Manassas immortal.
Again, at Chickamauga, where those
granite shafts now point tdcyward
in loving memory of both the gray
and the blue, these war scarred vet
erans had on many a bloody Geld,
felt thc flush of victory. But now
the end was near, and it did not
take a prophetic eye to see that
Lee's illustrious anny was soon only
to be a matter ot' history. Less than
twenty-seven thousand all told,
ragged and" hungry, having passed
throuirh a winter of extreme priva
tion and suffering. Still the tattered
gray uniforms, upon which the sun
shone that April morning, covered
as noble, as brave, as unflinching
soldiers as ever breathed. Lee's im
mortal surrender was made, and it
was left that day to disclose to
view the ragged southern soldier;
with head bowed in the presence of
God, to whom alone he could look
in that trying hour for solace and
comfort,.for though he had fought
a brave fight and had done his best,
all was lost save honor. Another
picture well defined upon the wall
is the herioc
Whose gleaming sword was an
inpiration to his men, the lightning
bolt of the battlefield; grouped
about him was Pelham, the greatest
artillery man the world has ever
known, Jeb Stewart, the immortal
leader of the cavalry of the army of
northern Virginia. But Virginia is
not the only state that weeps for
their ohildren that are not. Ken
tucky, the fair daughter turns to
Virginia her mother, and all her
Bister states and points with lofty
pride to those noble sons she gave
to the cause, the intrepid John Mor
gan, the matchless Sidney.Johnson,
the panie chieftain, the wizzard of
t,he saddle Nathan Belford Forest,
Joseph E. Johnson th? darling of
me Tennessee army. There is an
other picture'on the wall that we
trill not forget. It is the private
ioldier behind the gun.
In reading history he is seldom
nentioned, but it was the private
ioldier that whipped the fight With
>ut him there would be no war; no
>attle would ever be fought on land
>r sea. Often he has pressed the ice
md snow with his bare and bleed
ng feet, with trousers torn, jacket
ent, his blanket in shreds, his
laversack empty, but he followed
he battle-torn flag, and wrote in
etters of blood on the brightest
?ages of history the names that
rill never die. It is the private sol
ierthat will make the name of
jee, Longstreet, Jackson and other
Teat generals ride down the ages,
"he private soldier, the man behind
he gun,. God bless him, dead or
iving. He fought the battle, slept
u a rail on the ground; ate dead
ow flesh or anything he could get
ut when "to boots and saddles'*
ras sounded, he was readj. And,
rhen the war was over, he returned
3 the land that once bloomed as the
ose. The trail of the mail band of
be enemy was seen on .every side,
ut as he went a voice was heard,
I will not leave thee, nor forsake
li?e," when he reached home all
ras gone except the qneen. She waa
md inspire new hope,
?dgefield County Has Five
Last week The State issued a spe
ial edition reflecting the condition
f the banks in Swuth Carolina,
""he Edgefield correspondent had
he following to say concerning the
iank* in this county:
"Taking into consideration the
.opulation, about 20,000 negroes
,nd 8,000 white people, it is proba
rte that no other county in the State
s better supplied with banking fa
ilities than Edgefield. There are
even State banks in the county (no
lational banks) with a combined
lapital of $234,285. This amount
loes not include the capital invested
n the branch of the Bank of Wes
ern Carolina at Johnston, as the
mme oflice is located at Aiken.
?rom the standpoint of accessibility
md convenience to the people, the
?even banks are admirably located.
Three, the Bank of Trenton, the
Sank of Johnston and the Bank of
Western Carolina, are located in
he eastern part of the county. The
l?ank of Parksville and the Bank of
Plum Branch are in thc western
section, and the Farmers' Bank and
;he Bank of Edgefield are
n the central portion, being lo
jated at the county seat.
"While the banks of this county
ire liberal in their dealings with
:heir patrons, they are conservative
ly managed and are on a pafe and
lound basis. They have had no dif
Sculty in supplying the necessary
funds for moving the cotton crop.
[n the main, it has been the policy
yt these institutions to pay to tho
itockholders in annual dividends
3nly a portion of their earnings,
passing the remainder to surplus
iceount. As a result of this policy,
ihe banks have grown stronger each
year and their stock has steadily in
ireased in value.
''During the past year tho depos
its of the banks of this county have
increased in the aggregate about 10
per cent, and the loans about 15
per cent. As this is an agricultural
2onnty, fully 50 per cent, of the
loans are on mortgages of real es
tate and the other half are secured
t>y mortgages of personal property
ind by personal security.
Notice, do not wait for tho cut
price Sale on Clothing, we have
S15.00 Special Suits and Overcoats,
ill wool, nicely made, fit perfect,
125.00 values, write
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.