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VOL. 78. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER i?
Masons Enjoy Oyster Supper.
New Century Club Enter
tained by Miss Rush.
Cn Thursday evening a called
meeting of the Masons, Eadosh
lodge, No. 161, vas held in their
hall, for work in the M. M. degree.
There was a large attendance, rep
resentatives coming from various
adjoining lodges. An oyster sapper
was served during the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Haltiwanger,
of Greenwood, have been guests in
the home Of their daughter, Mrs.
William F. Seott. They have many
friends here who were delighted to
greet them and grasp their hand.
fie*, and Mrs. Smith, with their
.family are domiciled in the dwell
ing that was owned by Mrs. Lena
Lewis. Rev. Mr. Smith is pastor of
Ward Baptist church and Philippi
On Weduesday afternoon Mrs.
J. W. Brown entertained the Pi
Tau club, there being a few invited
friends besides the members The
decorations were of fragrant roses
and all enjoyed their beauty, while
they were engaged in pleasant con
verse and bits of embroidery. The
hostess served a dainty salad course
during the time.
Mr. Bob Powell has purchased
the dwelling owned by Mrs. Lena
Lewis; Mr. Mike Crouoh has pur
chased the former Methodist par
sonage on main street ' and Mr.
Shelton Sawyer has sold to Mr.
IF. M. Boyd his residence on east
main street. -
Mr. J. JE. Swearingen. has sold
his residence to Mr, Shelton Saw
. 7er and he contemplates nywuMh&fc
the farm of the late Mti
N Slr. W?yne~Posey ?*eS ";?n Sat
urday at his home in the^^^Kwg^
section after an illness of about two
weeks. He had lived a long and
useful life, and in hie community
he was highly esteemed. Ile was a
Confederate veteran and did valiant
service for his country and it was
one of his greatest pleasures to
meet old comrades and discuss those
stirring days. The D. of C. placed
npon his casket a laurel wreath tied
?with the colors of the confederacy.
The funeral took place ou Sunday
morning, and was attended by a
large concourse of relatives and
Miss Ella Smith left last week
for Wagner's where ahe will teach
in the school.
Miss Elliot Hardy has accepted a
school at McBee, and left for her
charge last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Riser, of Leesville
have been visiting their niece, 3Irs.
Mrs. M. M. Stewart and Mr. and
Mrs. Stewart, of Chester have been
visiting in the home of Mr. F. M.
Boyd.Thev made the trip in a hand
some touring car.
Mrs. Galphin, of Ninety Six, is
the guest of relatives.
Misses Nina Ouzts, Orlena CarN
ledge and Mrs. Wilmot, OuzN
are visiting at Tenille, Ga., at the
home of the latter's parents. Mrs.
M. L. Lawson, -' ho was visiting
her cousin Mrs. Ouzts, is with
them for a visit to relatives there.
Miss Josie Sheppard, of Edgefield
spent Thursday here.
Miss Emmie Wright has gone to
Berlin to accept a school.
Mrs. William Harrison, of Dil- j
lon, is visiting in the home of her
father, Rev. G. A. Wright.
Mrs. Bartow Walsh, of Sumter, ;
is spending awhile with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Coleman.
Miss Jessie Rushton entertained
the New Century Club on last Tues
day afternoon at their regular meet
ing, and the play discussed was the
"The comedy of errors," Miss Mal
lie Waters, leader for the discus
sion. An hour was devoted to this
and then the social enjoyments. The|
hostess was assisted by ber sister, j
Miss Eva Rushton in making the
afternoon a pleasant one, and at the
conclusion, ices and cakes were
Mr. and Mrs. O. D Black enter
tained at tea on Saturday evening
complimentary to Rev. M. L. Law
son and Dr. and Mrs. A. T. King.
Mrs.Kate Crouch went to Knowl
ton hospital on Saturday for treat
meat. She ?B still suffering from the
fall she sustained in the runaway
accident two weeks ago.
Hiss Bertha Woodward is spend
ing this week in Augusta with rela
Sunday School Convention at
On Saturday, October" 25, there
will be held at Plum Branch a
county district Sunday school con
vention including all the Sunday
schools in the western part of the
oounty. Notices have been sent to
these schools and a large delegation
is expected. Our friends in otber
parts of the county are cordially
invited. We have arranged a very
sti on pr program which will be in
teresting and instructive to all Sun
day school workers. Let all who are
interested in the upbuilding of the
Sunday schools of this part of the
county be with ns.
ll to 11:30-The Sunday school
standard, and how to organize a
township. Miss Grace Vandiver.
11:30 to 12:00-How to increase
the Sunday school enrollment Rev.
G. M. Sexton.
12:00 to 12:30-Better teachers,
preparation and duty. Rev. J. F.
12:80 to 1:00-The Sunday
school and civic righteousness. Rev.
J. S. Harris.
2:00 to 2:30-The home depart
ment. Rev. Mr. Sexton and brother
2:30 to 3:00-The purpose of the
cradle roll and how to run one:
Miss Vandiver. ;
3:00 td 3:30-The Bible class as
a means of reaching men. Prof. G.
vena and Mr. Roper Day.
The "Magnolia Heights," stately
old country home of Mr. and Mrs.
L. S. Stevens in Edgefield oounty,
was the scene of a beautiful wed
ding ou Thursday when in the pres
ence of a number of friends Miss
Addie Stevens and Mr. Roper Day,
of Trenton were married, the im
pressive ceremony of the Episcopal
church being performed by Rev.
R.G.Shannonhoube,oi Edgefield, and
being followed by a sumptuous lun
The entire home was thrown open
and very beautiful in its festive ar
ray. The big colonial hall was
adorned with house plants and roany
piuk Maryland and Killarney rosee,
while the spacious parlors and din
ing room were beautified by the soft
golden glow of festoons of smilax
and stately palms. Although no for
mal cards had been sent out there
were many interested friends from
miles around who were present.
The tones of the wedding march
announced the entrance of the bridal
party. The maid of honor, Miss Be
atrice Stevens, sister of the bride
entered alone preceding the bride
1 "ho was attended by her father, the
gi ;m, accompanied by his best
man, Mr. P. B. Day, meeting the
bride ai the improvised altar where
the vows vrere plighted.
The bride wore a stylish coat
suit of terra cotta cloth with a
Smart black nat, and carried an arm
ful of bride roses aud trailing fems.
The maid of honor wore a gown
of sunrise pink charmeuse draped
in white chiffon caught with pearls,
and carried an armful of pink Kil
Immediately after the ceremony
and the congratulations of their as
sembled friends had been received,
a buffet luncheon was served, after
which the bride and groom, accom
panied by the sincerest of good
wishes left for a bridal trip to
Knoxville, Tenn. They are now en
route home, stopping over for a
visit wilh the groom's sister, Mrs.
. C. Wortz in Columbia who will
entertaiu ic their honor tomorrow
evening. They will be at home to
their friends after this week at the
handsome home of the groom in
A beautiful array of handsome
gifts were received by this popular
young coup"'.;, especially handsome
being thost sent by the relatives.
County Fair dates-Nov. 5, 6, 7.
The Advertiser has eng
PAPER COMPANY fp
contest such as we conchs
We are going to pay yo
to collest past due subscrip
scriberc. Everyone who
the young ladies who en
three years ago if it was not
A full notice will be give
A . Curious Thing.
Last week it was a curious thing- j
to see people almost wild making
their way in the darkness of the
night to that ten cent show in town, j
Nothing seemed of more importance
than the ten cent show. It was cu
rions to see people - spending other
people's money to get there; 'carious
to see people there, some of whom,
haye not been inside a church for
too long to mention. Could not go.
to church because they were too
sick every Sunday, because they had
not their full share of religions
nursing by some person fool enough
to waste time on such sticks. It was
curious to see women taking the j
babies sleeping in arms,, bot too
young and delicate to take them to r
Sunday sobooLand church; and hus-j
bands who always have to stay home
with those "deaf, sweet wives" every
Sunday, almost forgot they had tverj
iih fine .singing'!* and - interesting
serinons,, tt is foo cold; tb gi? to
church. Is it not curious? No! it ts
not curious; it is the devil in them!
It is more than curious that people
will work and play, trade and con
verse with and attend shows with
all classes (good and bad) of ne
groes, but should one of them go
into the house of God to worship
with the white people (some not
all) would be incensed. It. is
strange! And the show is in town
for six day6. One of these days it
is advertised that an educator will
deliver a lecture on our school; and
when the speaker getB np he speaks
to forty people, but the ten cent
show has about four hundred pres
ent. It is not curious, but it is dis
graceful! Shameful! Nobody objects
to people occasionally attending an
innocent show where the humorous
side of life may be educated, but
it is fearful to think that a ten cent
show has more influence over some
people than education or religion.
Let us try and bo natural and nor
mal. If we want to go to shows, let
us give a little attention to our
brains and heart also. And when
the big show comes along in the
cities, this class will pay railroad
fare, hotel bill and entrance fee, in
all from three to five dollars; but
when a little money is wanted for
the school or to fit our souls for
heaven, by having a well equipped
church, they will suffer persecution
in paying out this money. Is it not
curious that people prefer to go to
a common show rather than see
brother Walker's stereopticon views
which are educating; and though it
cost him money and time, it costs
us nothiug. Now for all hell-bound
citizens that kind of stuff is very
good, but for people professing to
have brains and a hope of happiness
hereafter, it is all out of order. The
sore need of compulsory education
is aeen at every circus tent. Observe,
we believe that to attend one good
first-class circus in a life time is a
part of one's educatton; but a per
son must reach the conclusion that
if a circus is the only thing that ap
peals to him or her, we must be low
down in brains and morals.
News Items From Meriwether.
Dear Advertiser:- Some of your
many readers will be pleased
to know that Mrs. Gathrine Cur
ry Meriwether who, with her dis
tinguished husband, the lamented
Capt. Robert Meriwether, and their
only son Robert, left their native
land and cast their lot among stran
ii the NATIONAL NEWS
luci a voting or subscription
I nearly three years ago.
lies in handsome prizes
and to solicit new sub
H will receive a prize. Ask
d The Advertiser's contest
8 io Brazil daring the sixties
ve retained to gladden the hearts
inose who love them. They ar
?ed last week to pay a visit to the
??arable Dr. S. G. Meriwether,
ri. Fannie Middleton, Mrs. S. T.
s and other relatives. Mr.
bert Meriwether brought with
his charming wife who was
originally from Alabama, where
Say have been on an extended visit.
lop son and his wife only paying a
shf>rt visit on their way to New
?rk to again embark for their
?opted home. Mrs. Meriwether is
remain some time among ns.
is community is almost de
pijilated.of young folks. Miss Vera
Bjjvvler, Miss Cathrine Adams and
Misq Minnie McKie are attending
I rskine college. . Mies Annie Mae
5 cKie is imparting: knowledge in a
thumbing school in Hampton
county .forrtne third term: Miss Pat
n has charge of a school
; J?avs' in . about .two weeks to
teach again the young idea- tow:, to
saoot. Miss Nina King bas accepted
a position as teacher at Modoc.
While we are sending out so many
girls as teachers we have a most es
timable young lady, Miss Baggott
of Batesburg to take charge of the
Bethlehem school for the ensuing
I feel quite sure some of the chil
dren of a larger growth fain would
again be at school.
Farmers are gathering the fleecy
ataple quite rapidly. A g?od crop
of cotton has been made in this im
mediate vicinity. Corn however is
with few exceptions unusually sor
ry. Some of our farmers are pre
paring for a large crop of oats hav
ing ordered Fnlghura oats from the
originator, also contemplating put
ting in vetch and rye.
Site For Baptist Church Selected.
At a conference Sunday morning
the members of the Baptist church
decided by a unanimous vote to re
build practically upon the site where
the former church stood, the new
building being located eigtit feet
further toward the south. Some
members of the church have favor
ed changing the location, preferring
a lot on Main street chiefly because
of the very limited area of the old
Bite and the possibility of tue
adjoining property being owned at
some time in the future by persons
who would be unwilling for the
church the continue to use it as has
been done in the past. This objec
tion to the old site was removed
by the action of the church in ac
cepting an offer from Mr. John L.
Addison and Miss Virginia Addi
son, the owners of the adjoining
property, to lease indefinitely to the
church to uso of the property for
church purposes for the sum of
11,000. Because of the decision of
the church to improve or enlarge
the old site by accepting the propo
sition made by the owners of the
adjacent property, all objections
were withdrawn and it was agreed
without a dissenting vote that the
location of the church be not chang
ed. The plans for the new building
have been accepted and as soon as
practicable the contract will be let
and the work will be pressed with
all possible dispatch.
$15.00 Special Suits and Over
coats, all wool, made nicely, be
wise spend $15.00 and save $10.00,
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Report of Grand Jury.
Edgefield, S. C., Oct. 13, 1913.
!To the Foreman of the Grand Jury
of Edgefield County:
Pursuant to the provisions of
Section 1409 of the Code of Laws of
South Carolina (1912), we beg leave
to report that the Magistrates of
Edgefield County hive submitted
their dockets to the County Board
of Commissioners for examination
and approval as required by law.
The CV *nty Treasurer has publish
ed a s.. lent of the amounts paid
into his hands as treasurer by the
We have no irregularities to call
to the attention of the grand jury in
connection with the dockets of the
magistrates of this county, except
that we find that the magistrate of
the first district has docketed cases
against road defaulters without giv
ing their names and specifying the
number of cases, so that we had no
way of checking the same. We also
find that on the docket of this Mag
istrate a case for other misdemean
ors without spacifying the name
of the defendants. For these rea
sons we could not approve this
We find that the Magistrate of
the Fifth District has only collected
and paid in five dollars in fines to
the Treasurer of Edgefield County
for the past-year, and that a number
of names of road defaulters have
been turned over to him, but that
he has not disposed of the oses as
yet. We also find that on on his
docket there is an entry of three
fines for road defaulters as being
paid to the magistrate of the Fourth
District. The Magistrate of the
Fourth District states he bas not re
ceived these frhes from the. parties.
For these reasons we have not ap
the same in connection wi$h
p~ort,--if t h ey d ea ire - to-rro-e^-- -
A. A. Edmunds,
N. L. Broadwater,
County Board of Commissioners
of Edgefield County, S. C.
Edgefield, S. C. Ojt. li, 1913.
To His Honor John S. Wilson,
Presiding Judge, Oct. Term of
Court for Edgefield County, South
We the Grand Jury have passed
on all the Bills handed to us by ths
Court and reported same.
The Committees appointed at the
beginning of the year from oar
body made their reports to the Au
gust Term of Court, and have
nothing further in a formal way to
The Grand Jury feels that it
would be justice to compliment the
County Supervisor for the efforts he
has made to improve the highways
of our county, though he has not!
done what is necessary to accom
plish everybody's demand for good
roads. VVe note that co-operation
of the citizen of our county with
thc Supervisor in the matter of help
ing by voluntary contributions and
voluntary labor has begun for roads,
and we heartily commend ihU be
ginning. We would recommend
that the Supervisor continue to
arouse our citizens in every Commu
nity to respond to th" spirit of co
operation in the matter of road
working. We know that with the
present small force of convict labor
obtainable that our roads cannot be
.kept in condition to compare with
the roads of other sections, and that
only throagh the co-operation of
our citizens in this matter as volun
teers can we approximate the desired
We hand in herewith the report
of the County Commissioners as to
the books of Magistrates and make
same a part of our presentment, and
mark this report Exhibit "A." We
recommend that the County Com
missioners continue their efforts to
get the Magistrates to properly
docket c ises lodged with them. It
is impossible to check their returns
of fines collected unless they have
their cases docketed in proper way
and make notation on said docket
of what settlement was made of
such case. We could not help the
County Commissioners as requested
in their report, because of the fact
that thc Dockets of the Magistrates
which had not been approved con
tained no information upon which
we could base any report. In faot
one of these Magistrates stated to
us that he had had only three oases
in his Court this year: which had
been closed, and the other reported
I to us that he had not been properly
[docketing his cases, but that he
would do so in the future.
We desire to return thanks to
?Judge Wilson, Solicitor Timmer
man and the other Court Officers
for the assistance rendered ns in the
j discharge of our tasks for the cour
A. E. Padgett, Foreman.
What a world of meaning there
is in thif one line, which occurs in
the newspapor report of the finding
of the dead body of a young man
of Lexington county, a few days
ago, who had dither been murdered
or killed by a railroad train-more
likely the former. Similar expres
sions are often found in cases of
persons who die "before their time.'*
A mau with a pint of whiskey" is
apt to be able to take care of him
self, whether the danger be from
railroad accidents or highway rob
bers and things.
In the case referred to, it looks
like murder. But for the whiskey
the young man might be alive to
day. Here is an extraet from the
*Mr. Lewis was last seen by
his room-mate at ll o'clock
Saturday night. At that time
he bad money on his person
and a pint of - whiskey, said to
be the same that was found on
his person by the coroner. His
money was gone. The upper
portion of his head was crush
ed, the brain havingbeen spat- -.?
tered on the grourjd^aiearby. A -
tfee.p,Mong gasS^on the right
I key" alonep
The man who wants to take^c^r*-*?*^?^
of himself, to preserve his faculties,
his health andv hrs life, wants to
keep sober. This Wnota "temper
ance sermon," but inst a plain com
mon-sense fact.-Newberry Ob
News From Cleora.
Editor of the Advertiser:
After three weeks of fine weather
for gathering the crops, we had a
hard rain Saturday night which
caught a good deal of open cotton
in the fields. We have had unusually
tine weather for saving f. dder and
p.?a hay,and farmers around here are
preparing to put in a good big grain
crop thia fall, but few have sown
The Brunson school will begin
to.day (Monday the 20th) with Miss
Jimmie McNinch from Hodges as
principal and Miss Carrie Collins of
Leesville assistant. This is the 3rd
tenn that Miss Collins has taught
for us a;id given perfect satisfac
tion, and will be Miss McNich's
first term with us.
There were uv sweet potatoes,
corn and molasses made in this
neighborhood this year than has
been for a number of years. The cot
ton crop will be short, but we are
in hopes the price will, to some ex
tent make up for thj short crop.
Some who got a stand early are
nearly through picking, while oth
ers who were late in getting a stand
are not half through.
Mr. T. A. Williams who went to
the Hot Springs in N. C. some time
ago, has returned very much bene
fitted. He had been suffering with
rheumatism for some time.
Mrs. W. T. Reel has been right
sick but is better.
Miss Berta "Hill has accepted the
DeLaughter school for this terra and
will begin teaching abom Nov. 1st.
Misses Alma and Grace Wil
liams are teaching in Aiken county
again this year. Their schools began
Mr. L. R. Brunson, Jr., and Mr.
Ossmau Williams are running their
saw-mills in the neighborhood of
Plum Branch, both having big con
We were in hopes the weather
would continue good so we could
catch up with our work and have
this neighborhood well represented
at our county fair, but am afraid
this wet spell will knock us out.