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Instructive Meeting of Local
Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union-Death of
Mr. Waltei Hendrix, of Lees
Tille, and Mrs. Reed of Illinois,
risked in the home of Mrs. J. M.
lamer last week. Mrs. Reed is
pleasantly remembered as Miss An
nie McDaniel, and formerly, visited
On the day after Thanksgiving,
the members of Mary Ann Buie
chapter will pack a box of edibles
for ihe inmates of the County Home
which will be taken that day out to
them. This is an annual custom,
and the visit bas always been an
appreciated one, and greatly antici
pated by the inmates.
An instructive meeting of the
W. C. T. U. was held on Frid ly
afternoon with Mrs. M. A. Huiet,
and the f eatures of the meeting were
the reports o? the delegates to the
world's convention in Brooklyn,
and to the national convention at
Asbury Park, Mrs. T. R. Denny
reporting of the first mentioned,
and Mrs. A. P. Lewis of the iatter.
Both reports were replete with in
teresting information and other
facts and the union felt proud that
it bad bad these two representatives.
The historical meeting, U. D. C-,
held in the home of Mrs. J. P.
Bean, was a most interesting one,
the subject being "Sam Davis,'
that brave, true and loyal hero of
the 60's. There was present 32 of
the members, and as the loyalty of
this hero was recorded, the elderly
members recalled vividly the occa
sion. The historian, Mrs. O. D.
Black arranged the following pro
gram: "Life of Sam Davis," Mrs.
; J. P. Bean; "Report of the_tojal_of
*?>avTs7' M i ss"" Z?n a' Payne; song,
*'Sam Davis," Miss Clara Sawyer;
"How Davis procured the papers,"
Mrs. Mike Crouch; "Distinction
between a spy and scout," Mrs. M.
W. Clark; "The remains of Davis,"
Mrs. B. L. Allen; "Ella Wheeler
Wilcox tribute" Mrs. D. W. Lott;
"Disinterested benevolence,'* Mrs.
F. M. Warren; "A pure type of
southern manhood," Mrs. Harriet
Keuny; "His immortal lame," Miss
Mrs. J. K. Allen of Meeting
Street, visited in the home of her
sister, Mrs. F. A. Tompkins last
Mrs. Watkins has returned from
Ninety Six where she visited her
daughter, Mrs. George Galphin.
Miss Isab?l Bean visited at the
some of Mr. Walter Pearce, in Au
gusta last week.
Dr. M. D. Huiet of Union was
the guest of relatives here recently.
Mr. C. J. Kanner, of Blackville,
spent a few days in the home of
Hr. J. Neil Lott last week.
Miss Alma Woodward visited
friends in Augusta recently.
Dr. A. T. King was a visitor to
Columbia last Wednesday and
Little William Scott wa" quite ill
last week but is now much improv
Mr. Holland, of Dmville, Va.,
has purchased a lot here and con
templates building, after which he
will move his family here.
Mr. Burton Massey, of Rock
Hill, spent Sunday here with
Mrs. Edgar Ready has been visit
ing- her mother, Mrs. Eppes at
Mr. Clarence Langston, a former
Johnston young man, died last
week at his home in Monroe, N. C.,
after a continued illness. His mother
Mrs. T. J. Langston was with him
daring his illness anet upon the in
telligence of his death, the other
members of the family left for Mon
roe to attend the funeral.
Misses Pet LaGrone and Orlena
Cartledge visited in Batesburg last
Mrs. James Hart, of Edgefield
was a visitor here the last of the
Mrs. Clifton Mitchell of Bates
burg and xMrs. D. B. Hollingsworth
spent a few days here with their
mother, Mrs. Anna Strother recent
You're as good as man in a Hart
Schaffner & Marx suit from F. G.
Martins, Augusta, Ga.
Opera House Friday Night.
The second entertainment of the
lyceum oourse will be given by The
Potters in the opera house Friday
evening of this week. These two
artists come to Edgefield strongly
recommended and we feel confident
that all who hear them will be
pleased. The program will consist
of solos, duets, readings, recita
tions, impersonations, etc. Such a
program will not only be entertain
ing but edifying. It is very gratify
ing to see that such entertainments
as this are more highly appreciated
in Edgefield than cheap shows which
merely amuse without elevating
those who attend. Go out Friday
evening to bear The Potters. You
will not be disappointed with what
you shall see and hear.
The Trenton High School Music
The Trenton High school mur,ic
society as has been previously an
nounced, was delightfully entertain
ed un last Saturday afternoon by
the president, Miss Ray Swearin
gen. The following program was
very successfully carried out:
Falling leaves, Miss Mary Helen
Air de ballet,M?98 Ruth Padgett.
Cooing of the doves, Miss Deb
bie May Marsh. /
Piano solo, Little Susan Mathis.
Essay, Life and works of Franz
Schubert' Miss Laurie Moore.
Vocal solo, Mrs. Frank Herlong
accompanied by Miss Mary Helen
Piano solo, Little Cornelia Webb.
Rapsodie Zintara, Miss Ray
Gondolied, Miss Callie Wise.
Woodland Fancies, Miss Mattie
After serving delicious refresh
ments in the dining room, which
?"W5s~very "^appropriately "deooratecl
with autumn leaves and ferns, the
society then adjourned to meet
again on December 20, with Miss
m . .?
Letter From Red Hill School.
Dear Advertiser:- Seeing our
9hort piece in the paper last week,
we have decided to try to make this
one a little longer.
Dr. Whitlock lost his barn Thurs
day night by fire.
MisB Pearl Quarles came home
Friday afternoon to spend the week
end with home folks.
Misses Hassie Quarles and Leora
Walker attended the woman's con
vention in Anderson last week.
Mr. Gus Edmundsand hiB chain
gang are at the Key bridge prepar
ing to erect the long-talked-of steel
Little Pauline and Master Ernest
Quarles are visitmg their grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
The McDaniel school will open
Monday morning. Miss Wise of
Trenton is the teacher. The ever
enterprising trustees have placed a
waler cooler in each room and have
provided the pupils with folding
Through the earnest efforts of our
teacher, Miss Lila Lanham, our
school is now graded. She has two
grades of high school work.
Mr. Charlie McDaniel our popu
lar merchant has purchased a fine
We are sorry to hear of tho ex
treme illness of Mr. Joe Prince.
Farmer John Quarles made so
much corn, he put it in his crib and
it broke all but two sleepers.
"Plough deep while the sluggards
sleep and you shall have corn to
sell and to keep."
The pupils of our school return
many thanks to Mr. George Quarles
for sawing our school wood.
Miss Mamie Holmes spent Satur
day and Sunday with home folks.
Miss Mae West of your town
was at home yesterday.
Thanking you for the space in
your excellent paper, we remain.
School Girl and Boy.
A good sized audience attended
the entertainment at Trinity parish
house last night by The Potters.
The program was varied with song
and story, and the numbers were
well received. Mr. and Mr3. Potter
aro excellent entertainers, and their
company is always looked for with
Official Report of the Meeting
of the Chamber of Com
In response to a call by the presir
dent, the Edgefield Chamber of
Commerce met in the court boase
at 8 o'clock, November 17, 1913.
The object of the meeting was
to provide for sending delegates to
a meeting to be held at Abbeville,
S. C., at 8:30 p. m. on November
19, which meeting was called for
the purpose of devising ways and
means to build and equip an elec
tric rail line from Easley, S. C.,
via Anderson, Abbeville, McCor
mick or Greenwood, Edgefield to
Augusta, Ga., and for other par
At the request of the president
the secretary explained the situation
as to the proposeu trolley line and
read the correspondence with the
parties to promise to finance same
and with like bodies in the towns
On motion of A. E. Padgett, a
resolution waB adopted naming four
delegates as the number to attend
the Abbeville meeting which was
amended on motion of Mr. S. MoG.
Simkins to allow any delegate who
could not attend to appoint a aub'
Under the foregoing resolution,
the following committee was elect
ed: O. P. Bright, A. E. Padgett,
M. P. Wells and Wm. P. Calhoun.
On motion, the treasurer was in
structed to proceed at once witb the
collection of all past due member
ship fees, and. also, to collect the
annual does from the members.
On being requested to state what
the Bitnation was in the matter of
the rebuilding of the Southern sta
tion here, president Bright stated
that it appeared from his corres
pondence with the railroad commis
sion that the Southern wanted to get
oat of its agreement to fill in the
lot which as president of the
I5?r*??"1f?j^ed~t?,'ntad T?fat as the
railroad commission would reqnirjp
the filling in of che lot, it had grant
ed the said road thirty days for that
On motion adjournment was had
subject to the call of the president.
\ 0. P. Bright, Pres.
W. P. Calhoun, Sec.
Newsy Letter From Parksville
Mr. Editor:- As it has been some
time since we have appeared io
print we hope you will be kind
enough to give Parksville a little
space for locals.
Prof. and Mrs. Shealy, our very
efficient school teachers, went to
Plum Branch Saturday of last week
and assisted in ?organizing a teach
ers' association for the western side,
wh.ch we hope will prove beneficial
both to teachers and pupils. This
association will hold monthly meet
ings. The next meeting will be at
Parksville 2nd Saturday in Decem
Mrs. Shelton of Anderson is visit
ing at the home of her brother,
Mr. J. J. Gi liner.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Parker of
Edgefield spent Saturday and Sun
day at the home of their daughter,
Mrs. T. G. Talbert.
Mrs. Ella Lankford, with her
children from Tennessee, are visit
ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Miss Marie Blackwell, daughter
of Dr. Blackwell, is out in the con
test for The Advertiser and would
appreciate subscriptions from her
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Drennan
of Troy were in town Sunday visit
ing at the home of Mrs. Drennan's
Miss Janie Bell Jaro is on a short
visit to her sister, Mis. J. C. Stone
Mr. 1?. G. Morgan, Jr., and J. C.
Morgan have just returned from a
trip to Swainsboro, Ga.
Parksville School Girl.
A Night of Terror.
Few nights are more terrible than
that of a mother looking on ber
child choking and gasping for
breath during an attack of croup,
and nothing in the house to relieve
it. Many mothers have passed nights
of terror in this situation. A little
forethought will enable you to
avoid all this. Chamberlain's cough
remedy is a certain cure for croup
and has never been known to fail.
Keep it at hand. For sale by all
The union meeting of the first
division of the Ridge Association
to be beld with the Dry Creek
churcb November 29-30, 1913.
? 10:00, Devotional exercises, by
L M. Jones.
10:15, Enrollment of messengers.
10:30, Should the Laymen's
movement be organized in our
chrrchea, W. W. Johnson.
11:10, What are the hindrances
to spiritual development, by B. J.
12:09, Noon hour.
1:86, Should our pastors accept
occasional invitations to preach to
the colored people, by Walt San
2:00, What should be done with
a church member who neglects to
contribute to the works of the
church, tf. S. Reynolds.
3:00, Should we n >t provide for
a school that would train our
young people in church work, by
Rev. A. B. White.
3:30, Is the world growing worse
or better: If better what is bring
ing it about, if worse who is re
sponsible, by C. J. Sawyer.
10:00, Model teaching demon
strated, by S. J. Watson.
10:00, Our Sunday school criti
oized, by S. B. Sawyer.
11:00, Missionary sermon by
Rev. Mr. King, pastor Johnston
12:00, Noon boor.
11:00, Can a rating church
member be a Cnrisiian, by Rev.
H. B. White.
3:00, The ch arch es atti tc ie to
ward popular amusements, George
3:00, Miscellaneous business.
^J?^S^ml^^Z^S ?be first djit
-V?wph of "the Edgefield Association
will be held at Gilgal, Nov 29-30
Saturday 10:30-Devotional ex
ercises, S N Timmerraan.
10:45, Enrollment of delegates.
11:00, Verbal reports from
churches and Sunday schools.
11:30, Is the spirituality of the
churches on the decline or increase,
R T Strom and A S Tompkins.
12:00, Relationship of the Sun
day school and auxiliary societies to
. the churches, M B Hamilton and
12:30, The duty of church offi
cers-nature extent and influence,
J K Allen and O Sheppard.
Adjourn for dinner.
2:00, The method, difficulties and
efforts of family worship, Henry
Green and W E Lott.
2:30, Best methods of conducting
the church finance*, P W Cheat
ham and M B Byrd.
Announcements and adjournment.
Sunday-10:30, Sunday Behool.
11:00. Sermon by Rev G H Bur
ton or Rev J E Johnson.
Adjourn one hour for dinner.
Sundav school mass meeting in
The union meeting of the 2nd
division of the Edgefield Baptist
Association will meet with Mt. Zion
church on 29-30th of November
1913 at lia ra. Devotional exer
cises conducted by J D Hughey,
at the roll call delegates to make
verbal reports of their churches.
1st Subject-To what extent are
the individual members of a church
responsible for the ge< eral reputa
tion of their pastor? G W Medlock,
S B Mays, Rev. J T Littlejohn.
2nd, We see in the religious pa
pers great complaint about non at
tendance of men at church services.
Why is this? Who is the Achan
in the camp. J D Hughey, J II
Courtney, Walter Carpenter.
3rd, Can a church prosper as it
should without a prayer meeting
and Sunday school? J C Whitlock,
C C Flinn, Rev J P Mealing.
4th, Does a Christian receive any
rewaid in this life for what he gives
towards the advancement of the'
cause of Christ? W D Holland,
Martin Medlouk, H L Bunch.
Sunday 11:30 a in, missionary
sermon by Rev J T Littlejohn.Sun
day school talks in the afternoon.
P. B. Lanham.
No entertainers have ever appear
ed here who gave greater satisfac
tion. The Potters give value receiv
ed by presenting a most interesting
program.-Times. Cromwell, Mich.
Letter From Gardnerville School.
Dear Mr. Editor: Will you open
the door for three school girls to
come in so that we may give yon
the echoes of Gardnerville, if so we
will talk awhile.
Mr. J. C. Hatcher and Mr. Dun
can of Johnston were visitors at
Mr. H. F. Cooper's Thursday night.
They came down in their touring
car Friday morning. They,with Mr.
and Mrs. Cooper attended the Geor
Gardnerville school intends hav
ing a play Thanksgiving night if
we can get ready by tba*, time. The
name of the play is "The Rural
School at Blueberry Comers." It is
very interesting. We all are expect
ing a very' pleasant time and sin
cerely hope that it will be fair and
warmer weather ?han what we've
bad for the past week. We only
wish that you and Mr. Fuller could
We regret to hear of the contin
ued illness of Mr. E. M. Bunch at
his home near Curryton. We hope
he will soon be well again.
Miss Emmie Mae Cooper the
teacher of Sweetwater scuool
visited her sister Mrs. C. R. Swear
ingen of Trenton Saturday and
Mr. Evan Barker has as hts guest
his nephew Mr. Milton Barker of
We are glad to hear that Mr.
Frank Townes who was stricken
with paralysis at the fair last Fri
day is much better.
Mr. Drew Werts of Ninety Six
scent last Thursday night with his
son-in-law Mr. J. V. Cooper.
Mrs. George Townes of Aiken
spent several days last week with
her mother Mrs. E. J. Barker.
Miss Minnie Lanham spent last
Saturday and Sunday with Mrs.
' J We arejglad to see onr two lit
tle school mates Gardener and Wal- ]
; %??vn J&o*>p?. *b school -.toida^jthest
having been absent all the week on
account of bad colds.
Mrs. W. C. Carpenter of Gran
iteville visited Mr. W. J. Williams
and family last Saturday and Sun
day. We are sorry to hear of the
illness of Mrs. J. S. Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Boswell and
dear little J. V, spent some time
last week with Mrs. T. W. Dill.
Mr. and Mrs. D J. Mealing and
J. H. Getzen of North Augusta
paid a flying visit to relatives at
Curryton in a,new Overland touring
Mr. T. W. Fortson and Mr. S
Luther Getzen from Fortson, Gi.,
are expected by Curryton relative*
the lirst of next week.
Mr. Will Ryan of Trenton was
visiting in our neighborhood last
Sunday Come again Mr Ryan. We
ire always glad to see you.
We wish all the school children
and Mr. Editor much suce.ess. If
this letter manages to escape Mr.
Waste Basket's mouth,we will come
again at sometime in the future.
Three Sweet Sixteener's.
News From Parksville.
Owing to the inconvenience of at
tending the county teacher's asso
ciation, thp teachers of western
Edgefield met at Plum Branch Sat
urday the 15th for the purpose of
organizing an association for teach
ers and trustees. The following
were elected officers: President,
Mr. M. G. Mangum; Vice President,
Mr. O. C. Shealy; Secretary, Miss
Minnie Green; Treasurer, Miss Sal
lie May Miller. The first meeting
was full of interest and helpful.
The place appointed for the next
meeting was Parksville. An inter
esting program will be arranged
and announced later.
Mrs. M. P. Lankford of Tennes
nee, is visiting at the home of her
father, Mr. W. R Parks.
Dr. W. G. Blackwell attended
the teachers' association at Plum
Blanch last Saturday.
Quite a number from here took
in the fairs at Edgefield, Columbia
Stanley Hoaning, a Polander,
who is residing here, has entered
school. He will endeavor to read
aud write the English language.
Master Dewey Jeffcoat of Pelion,
is with his sister here, and will at
tend the school.
Parksville, S. C.
The Potters will please you if
you go to the opera house Friday
evening. They have a very strong
Woman's Christian Temperance
One of the most enthusiastic
meetings of the year was held on
Monday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. N. M. Jones, when the spe
cial feature of the occasion was the
report from the world's and nation
al W. C. T. U. conventions recent
ly-held in Brooklyn, . N. Y., and
Asbury Park N. J.
About forty ladies were pr?sent.
Music made a pleasing variation to
the program, given by Mrs. J. B.
Tompkins and Mrs. R. G. Shan
nonhouse. ? Some plans for
Thanksgiving were suggested, and
our guests having been introduced,
Mrs. Annie P. Lewis of Johnston
who has just returned from the con
ventions, gave a most instructive
and interesting talk on the features
of the convention at Brooklyn
which most impressed her. Miss
Cleo Attaway gave a pcsuliarly en
tertaining description of the nation
al convention and many incidents
of value. Mrs. T. R. Denny said
that she had the advantage, so be
ing last she could tell all the others
left out- Her talk was of great in
A delightful salad course with
coffee was served by the hostess.
Resolutions on The Death of
Mrs. Mattie Holland .Webb.
Whereas it has pleased our heav
enly Father to ?all from earth to the
better land the spirit of our belov
ed sister and friend, Mrs. Mattie
Holland Webb, wife or Mr. L A.
Webb, Trenton, S. C., be it
Resolved, 1st: That in her death
the W. M. S. of the Trenton Bap
tist church has sustained the loss
that will be realized, and desires to
express by these resolutions the
High regard in which she was held.
.... 2nd: That we extend to the mern-'
ber? of her family our deepest sym
pathy in their.greit bereavement
3rd: That"*'these f?if??uTib"us>'yue^
spread upon dur record book, tb'her
memory, as one who was loving,
lovable and loyal.
4th: That a copy of these resolu
tions be tendere 1 her family and
furnished The Baptist Courier and
Edgefield Advertiser for publica
Mrs. Anna Eidson,
Mrs. Jerome Courtney,
Mrs. T. P. Salter.
Letter From Flat Rock School*
What a wonderful meaning these
words have: "Good morals." There
is no one who does not desire to be
admired; vanity or not it seems to
be natural. I think myself it is too
bad to be all the time thinking and
not to try to make some return
for the benefits received, so I will
now rise up out of my little corner
of comfort and let you all know
I am a country boy. I know what
it is to farm .and we boys who work
on the farm have much time we
bhould give to our great Creator,
the Father of all. He put each one
of us here for a great purpose. The
thing for us to do is to put our
minds to work and find what that
purpose is and by all means bring
ourselves up to it. So, fellow, let
us strive to get a good education
and live higher lives, keeping all
this in mind. Don't let us curse,
drink, gamble or visit places we
would not have mother or sister go.
Let us not quarrel. Lie kind to the
loved ones at home, for they are our
dearest friends. Always honor your
parents. Decide on your vocation in
life and strive to walk worthy of
it. Sing sweet sougs. A beautiful
song some times touches a tender
chord in a hard heart. Always strive
to stay in the right path. Our work
will live after us. Then let us make
a record pure and bright that will
lead otheis in the paths of right.
Well, fellow pupils, I will not
worry you much longer but must
say to all "back to sohool" The
summer months have passed away
and fall is here. We turn our
thoughts back to school. Ding, dong,
the bell again is heard as it rings so
loud and clear. It brings to us the
thought that school time is here
again. Miss Scott is our teacher.
We all love her and she loves us.
She has no pet in her school rooms.
To our sorrow so many of our cous
ins, aunts and brothers are to leave
us but some day we may greet them
again. I will close with all good
wishes to my fellow pupils through
out the county.
i The Clod Hopper of Flat Rook.