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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY? JANUARY,-JfFft 1914
New Year Ushered in by Man,
Social Functions. Ordina
tion Service at Baptist
New year was ushered in by the
ringing* of the church bells, that of
the Methodist church, being rung
for the first tim?, and the shootine
of pistols and gnns. Some of thf
eitiz-ms not having heard of thi.
being planne 1, drexel hastily, and
ru-hed to main stret, supposing that
a n-e waa in progress.
On Christmas eve and New Year's
eve, which was the regular tune for
prayer meeting, beautiful services
were conducted by Dr. A. T. King,
at the Baptist ohurch.
Airs. C. D. Kenny entertained thc
members of the New Century Club
on Tuesday afternoon, December
Suth, and two hours were delight
fully spent. The play Tor the study
hour was "Cy m bel i ne, " but as this
was the Christmas-tide, the busi
ness was omitted and only a synopsis
of tne play was given by Miss Clara
Sawyer wa6 had. An enjoyable pro
pram iii led the remainder of ihe
time, and the first feature was a
piano solo by Mrs. Jack Milne; cur
rent events, Mrs. James Strother;
Piano duet, Misses G ladys Sawyer
and Elise Crouch; Reading. "The
old year and the new year," Miss
Lillie LaGrone; chorus, "Herald
angels," the members of the club.
Bells upon which waa written the
tlub motto, v?ere given each one
and on the opposite sitie new year
resolutions were to be w rinen. Later
these were collected, and returned
as souvenirs. All were invited ir.to
an adjoining room where refresh
ments were served by Misses Flora
Kenny, Bertha Woodward and Pau?
line Lewis. During this time, lovely
niue ic wa? being rendered bv Mis
ses Mary i>par;n "fliVrisou and" i- ion.
sie Porter. Besides the members,
there were sevetal other invited
An amusing incident occurred at
the last meeline the Sunbeam band,
when officers were being elected.
The little ones wanted to be parlia
mentary, and they h;id the righi
idea, if not the right words. The I
leader Called for nominations for!
president. Gue lillie gul spoki.
quickly and said,, pointing to a
friend, "1 denominate ber, ' and
her little Comrade said. "1 second
Miss E;izi, M i ms has been quite
sick for the p->st two weeks, or
Mrs. James White entertained
with a new year's dinner in honor
of her niece, Mrs. Jack Milne, and |
the day was nappily spent, for the I
honoree has always been greatly
loved by many warm friends here.
A delightful dinner was served *nd
the appointments of the table were
attractive, the centerpiece being a
bowl of while hyacinths. Piesent
were Mesdames E. E. Andrews, M.
W. Crouch, E. lt. Mobley, Chas.
Early, A. W. Goodyear, aud Mis
ses Frances Strother, Helen Lewis,
Fannie Pratt Andrews and Zena
The yoting people enjoyed a mas
queiade on Tuesday evening at the
home of Mrs. A. P. Le wi? and the
crowd was a merry one, characters
of the past and present century,
with clowns, fairies, and Shakes
peare's hero and heroines found
much enjoyment in company with
liltie Bo-Peep, Maud Muller and
little Miss Muffetl. A gypsy fortune
teller added to the merriment, and
caused much consternation by telling
some facts. During the latter part
of the evening, refreshments were
On Tuesday evening at the at
tractive country home of Mr. P. C.
Steveus, his daughter, Miss Sara
Stevens entertained with a 6 o'clock
dinuer, and true old time southern
hospitility abounded. The host and
hostess were very genial, and tne
good cheer that filled the rooms
made one unmindful of the ele
ments, so disagreeable without. A
dinner in several courses Wits served,
and upon the return to the parloi
lovely music added to the evening
.Mis. VV. J. Hatcher entertained
the members of the junior V. W.
A on the afternoon of January 1st,
willi a peanut party, the invitations
being issued in peanuts, tied with
blue ribbon. After the arrival,an
amu-ing feature was trying to see
which one cuuld stick the most pea
nut<?on a hat pin, from small bowls
of the nuts. Following this each ono
J was given some paper, a bottle o!
|glne, toothpicks and large peanuts.
J told to make small people, and
although very ludicrous looking,
the bride, young ladies, nurses, etc, j
made, showed artistic fingers. Re
freshments were served which con
sisted of a salad course, and in this
the peanut sandwich and peanut
dressing,' was used and a sweet
course. All departed with happy
thoughts of their leader who had
planned for them so pleasant an af
One of the happiest days of the
Christmas season, for the members
of the Sunburn band, was on Wed
nesday wh( their leader, Mrs. W.
J. Hatcher, invited them to a Christ
mas tree and when they beheld it.
all aglitter with tinsel and burning
tapers, they were ecstatic, and their
joy knew no bounds. Each one re
ceived a filled Christmas stocking
with toys. Refreshments of sweets
were abundantly served.
Mrs. E. R. Mobley will leave
soon to spend two months at An
on rndale with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Mobley.
On Sunday evening at the Bap
tist church, was held the ordination
service of the n*. deacons who
were Messrs. Wii. j Sawyer, J.
Neil Lott, V. E. Edwards," J. L.
Walker, W. S. Moblev, Dr. J. A.
Dobey, B. L. Reames, M. R.
Wright and J. C. Lewis, the last
three mentioned having been al
ready ordained by another church.
The sermon was preached by Rev.
Murray of Ridge Baptist church,
who used as his text, 1st Timothy,
3-13, and very impressivp was when
the deacons knelt to receive the
charge, and the laying on of hz\ is
by Dr. A. T. King a ad Rev. Mur
A wedding of surprise wai? that
of Sunday morning, when Misa
Maud Smith, the daughter of Mr.
aud Mrs i^iar Padireix. - and MT
v^iamK ?-onn?on, weit. ?u.t,eu in
marriage. They had attended ser
vice* at the Baptist church, and
from here went to the parsonage
and the ceremony waa performed
hy Dr. A. T. King.
Letter From Flat Rock School.
Dear Mr. Minis:- Happy new I
year greetings to .voa and yours anti
to all of the schools. I cannot re
frain from saying a few words,
about Christmas in our midst and
Our teachers Misses Rena Scott
and Lydia Holmes whom we all j
love gave us a Christmas tree. The
fun we had, Santa impersonated by
Mr. Lamb with his ready humor
will .iot be excelled.
Mr. Minas, I thought of you wish
ing |you "might have been with
us to have told your many friends
of our nice tree that was enjoyed
by both young and old. Thc visitors
among us were Mrs. Scott and
daughters, from Williston, Miss
Leila Kemp, and Mr. and Mrs. La
Grone from Kirksey, Mr. and Mrs.
Seago and family from Greenville,
Mr. Pat Hamilton and family from
North Carolina, also Misse? Ellie
and Ruby Dorn from Clark's Hill.
Wc feel so proud that no accidents
in any way occurred in our midst.
Our Sunbeams are not doing very
work due to the illness of our lead
er. We hope to be brave though.
The ladies of our immediate sec
tion nave organised mothers read
ing club, to meet at the home of
Mrs. Mattie Lamb, January 17, at
Mr. McKie Bailey's presence and
kind thoughtfulness to the children
was a missing link in our holiday
fun. Best wishes are extended to
him io his new adventures.
Our whole community rejoices
with Mrs. Eva Bosser that ber
motlier is at home again after a \
visit to relatives at Johnston. Mrs.
VVates has many friends who are
interested in her speedy recovery.
Our heart goes ont for our friend
and schoolmate Miss Teresa Bunch
in the sad death of her father, Mr. j
The entire community sympa-j
thizea with Mr. ami .Mrs. Elbert!
Dorn of Modoc in the tragic death j
"f their daughter. Mrs. Cia.nie Jor- >
tian, of Grovetown, Ga,
Hon. T. \V. Limb ?eaves for:
Brunswick, Ga., on a business tr.pj
on the 15th ol January.
With best wishes to each school
boy and girl I remain.
Flat Rock Pupil.
An Honest Primary.
Bow to Get lt.
The Advertiser will publish
few articles under the above ci
tion written by a member of 1
; legislature. They are strioily m
partisan and point out the chatf
necessary to eliminate fraud wii
out taking away the ballot fr<
any South Carolina Democrat. T
articles are in no way inspired
luy candidate for office aud no
know of their preparation. Th
are designed solely to aisiat t
general race of Democratic prin
ry voters to clean house. Hill?
this end will be acted on in t
next legislature and ??or readers ?
of course interested in the subj*
at this particular time.
The reader of these lines if he
. me of the thousands who ha
helped manage any of our prima
elections, can wriie a better set <
regulations than we how have. Tl
irreal problem has been not what
do, but to get anything done.
Why Convention Does Not Act
We have depended on party co
veations. Time after time the co
vention bas side tracked propos*
reforms. If you have ever been 1
a state convention you know wh
It is an unwieldly crowd of int
who rush through a lot of husine
in a few hours. They get to a coi
sid elation of the report of the con
ruittee on rules late in the propres:
sometimes it is midnight. There
no time to deliberate, and ratbt
than adopt changes they do not ui
demand the convention does not!
Even should the session be e)
tended to two days, and the secon
given to the rules, there could b
no thorough consideration. Del"
gates twice as numerous as th
whole legislature, unorganized
split into warring factions, man
pected to give the calm, fair, non
partisan attention and decisioi
without which there co did be n<
satisfactory change in our primar
We are not guessing at possihili
ties, but facing facts established ii
Something Stronger Than Rulee
Hut suppose for a minuto that w
could eliminate factionalism fo
once and hold th? convention ii
session long enough for careful dt
liberation, we would then get oui;
party rules and not State laws. W
protect our hogs by law, shall w
trust '.ho birth right of our suffrag?
to a party rule?
When our people go to the hallo
box there is set in motion one o
the mightest forces that ever IBOVI
them. Deep convictions are stir
red, strong prejudices aroused, wil<
passions loosed. Along with tbi
many moved by high motives marci
the determined band of avaricious
seekers for personal advantage, ant
those lusting for power. Here i:
anywhere in the life of our peoph
the strong arm of the law is needed
to protect us from forces of evil, it
the exercise of the most sacred and
fundamental act of citizenship.
At the hands of tht? legislature
we can get redress. It can build a
bulwark to protect Ol r billot, a
bulwark butressed by the law and
backed by all the forces of our gov
Even instates where the primary
nomination is not ?.quivalent to an
election they control every detail of
their primary elections by laws.
How much more necessary are le
gal safeguards with us where the
primary is everything.
Our legislature has felt the ne
cessity of primary protecting stat
tete? and has enacted some. But
they ar? scattering, a .d apply only
here and there leaving such wide
?paces unprotected tb at they amount
to little or nothing. By passing
them we have admitted the princi
pals of statutory regulation, but by
Stopping with only a beginning ac
complished our efforts have been
Now Is the Time to Act.
It only remains for you, the read
ers of this article, and the rest of
the rank and li!i* of the party, t
say lo our representatives now
about to assemble, "(rive us a sim
ple, plain, strong law to protect our
primary without taking away the
ballot from any honest Deinociat."
Now is the tune to strike. Ail the
j members of the legislature w;int i
the word from yon. They cati
work ont the details in their f?>rt\
day session. But it is up to you to in
sistthat they act.Interested men may
try to have them postpone ayain a?
they haye in the past. You mus?
took after your rights as they will
he lout by default.
News From Morgana.
It has been s long time since you
have hoard irom this corner BO
rill Bend you a few item*- The
Chribtrnas holidays passed quietly
but. pleasantly for most of osr peo
ple. The weather was too inclement
for much visiting or frolicing.
The following young peopleJoaniij
home from school: Mina Inez.Scoti
md Mr. Johnnie Hendsnn : from
North Augusta, Mr. Ant. n Markert
from Greenville, S. C.
M r. Oe wold Scott and little sis
! tel, Zelma have gone to'Abbeville,
S. C., to visit their sister, Mrs.
jKlugh. Little Eloise Sanders of
j McCormick, S. C., has been spend
ing several weeks with her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Tay
lor. .Her father and mother came
down to spend the holidays with
j Mrs. Sanders parents. Miss May
Seokinger of Augusta, G.I., came
up to spend Christmas with her
mother, Mrs. Taylor.
Mr. Cormor Taylor went up the
Martintown road to visit his sisters,
Mr?. Ward Corley and Mrs. Jack
Corley-and we know not who
M*ua Mildred Scott of North Au
gusta came np to visit her cousin.
Miss Inez Scott during the holidays.
Mrs. T. M. Glover came from
across the creek to vicit the home
Miis Irene Scott and little niece
Louise Scott visited friends at
jr, -_ ^
Air. A ?ion. Xi...... ll
Shoalp, S. C., spent the holidays
with Mr. P. M. Markert and fami
ly, Mr. C. A Maxwell of Augusta,
spent the week-end with Mr. Mar
kert and took a bird hunt. Mr. Oren
! Reese of Belvidere, aiso came up
to nee the Imme folk. The Utile
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C
DeArmond, h;is been right un
I Miss Maud Newbegin has moveil
! inti, her new holtze.
Mitt Mary Kos.s, our teacher,
closed school on 18ih December and
j returned to Society Hill. S. C. to
! spend Christmas with her parents,
j The children have had a good lon?.:
j holiday and will soon h.ive to take
j up their books and begin to climb
! the hill of learning-lo some ol
j them it seems a veiy hiyb Moun
Kev. B. H. Covington, accompa
nied by his bride, spent the week
end visiting in our community. He
lilied his regular appointment at
Uothan 4th Sunday, preaching a
lim.-ly -sermon on the4lb command
Since the. water has been turned
on the new dam, a good many pe >
ole have been to see the high wa
ter. The work has been praciieally
ooinpleied. We will miss the sound
. <f the whittle when the camp is
Most of our 1 armers made use of
ihe tine fall weather lo put in grain,
.vhich is looking well. Some lai.d
.va? also broken up during ihe fail.
Statement of Miss Maggie
Winn's Work as a Contestant.
Miss Maggie Winn is altogether
oleased with the way in which The
Advertiser's contest was managed
md with the way in which the
prizes were awarded, but in ordei
to correct some reports she hai re
tested that we publish the follow
ing fact? showing how she seo'ired
her votes and how much actual cash
One year subscriptions, 13(5
I'wo year subscription'*, l->
Ph ree years subscriptions, :i
l?ight months subscriptions, 2 j
One year ;in-l tour months sub
Two years and eight months
sn bsd i pli ns 1
Seven year subscriptions, 1
Total for rubwriptions, $275.nu
Total for job woik, 17.00
[Senator Nicholson Will Ame
\ Bili for Safeguarding thi
AB the bill which Senator B.
Nicholson introduced at the 1
?ession of the legislature looki
to lifeguarding the primary rea
ed third reading in the senate, T
Advertiser's representative has
UT vie wed Mr. Nicholson conce
ing the outlook for legislan
along thia line at the approach i
session of the general assembl
and he gave out the following 6ta
He said that it is his pnrpose
introduce certain amendments
Iiis bill as it now stands, in ord
to simplify some provisions th
j bave been criticised as being t
complicated. He said that il was li
purpose to make the bill so pla
laud fair in its terms that it won
appeal to all political factions
being reasonable and just. He al:
said that his sole object in preset
mg the bill was in order to prom n
honest elections and to guarani
fair results. The bill will not r
strict the suffrage of the white vu
ers of ihe stale nor require any re
istration certificates or other cert
ficates to be presented by the vote
Shall be Enrolled.
In short, the bill provides tb:
every voter shall be enrolled in th
township or ward in which the vo
er resides and only in such ward c
township, and that 30 days betoi
ihe ti'Ht primary election that tl
secretary of each club shall mak
out and tile willi the clerk of coui
a sworn copy of the club roll o
each precinct, and that the sam
shall be kept on record in th
derk's ohV.e, and that no perso
shall be allowed to vote in any pri
mary election whose name is no
enrolled on the club roll of the prt
cinct where he is to vote at least 3
days before thc first primary elec
The Dili ?ur?TierpiTiv!>?w?S:?*.V?3.
executive committee of the pari;
shall meet at the cuurt house in th
respective connue* 30 days befor
ihe first primary, and that the sail
committee ?hail have the p>?wer t
near objections lo anj names ap
pearing ?rn any of the club roll.?
md that if it ed) al I appear that anj
name? are improperly on such chit
rolls the saul committee shill luv
power lo pintie the same, alter sfiv
nig due notice to the persons alTeol
Right of Appeal.
The bill al>o provides for righ
of appeal and a speedy hearing o
Hie same on the part of any persui
affected by ibo action of said coin
mitiee. The bill also contains a >ec
Hon authorizing the officers of tin
parly to administer oaths and pro
vid ing that any person SA'eariiii
falsely in regard lo any malten
coming before iliem shall be deem
ed guilty of perjury.
In view of the fact that the bil
is framed along the lines of lin
Democratic party rules, and is noi
intended to interfere with the righ
of outfrage, as it now exisls, bu:
simply undertakes to promote arie
guarantee honest elections withoui
imposing any undue burdens on tin
voter, the author of the bill hope!
thai it will receive support iron;
the m em hen) of the general assem
bly irrespective ?d' factional lines.
After a long illness. Mrs. Charlie
Miner died at ht-r home Friday,
lanu.iry 2, 1914. In her death there
Mas been removed from us a nuble
Cbri-tian woman, oi e who lived
near tn God and manifested in her
life those gracious qualities of self
sacrifice and love that made her
: i fe a rebuke to every form of evil
and a living testimony to Christ.
\Vberef'ire be it resolved by the
Woman's Missionary Union that
Plum Branch Baplist church his
ost one of her best loved members
ind our society a true and faithful
.volker,, whose interest and prayers
were always for the missionary
That we bow in humble submis
sion tn the will of Him who doetli
i'l things well and extend lo the
i)creav? d family our deepest sympa
hy and pray thai divine grace m.i.x
..omi' ?rt tli.-m in their sorrow.
That a copy of these resolutions
be sent the family and <>nr count;
lap-rs for publication.
Mrs. Alice H mks,
Mrs. ii. M. Sexton,
Mrs. J. W. Bracknell,
Mrs. C. L Harper,
Committee W. M. U.
General Longstreet at Getty*
General Longstreet was undoubt
edly among the great American
generals who attained distinction
in oar Civil war, and to myself, and
I am sore, to a large majority of
southern people, it is a source of
orofouud regret, tha; general John
B. Gordon, should have waited un
til death kissed down the eyelids
ind sealed forever the lips of our
great chieftain Robert E. Lee be
fore proclaiming to the world that
the victory at Gettysburg was I ost
from the fact thal Gen. Longstreet
?ailed to make the attack at sunrise
Inly 2. (To the law and to the tes
timony) July 1st Longstreet's corps
was at Chamberg, late in the even
ing of the same day, our corps
(Longstreet's) was ordered to hit
tbe pike for Gettysburg, arriving
on the battle field between midnight
and day. At gray dawn we were or
dered on the battle line. As the sun
was coming out of the gate of the
east, Gen. Lee and Gen. Longstreet
with four or five staff officers pass
ed up the line boot to boot, and if
the mighty chieftain had ordered
the battle then or at any hour in
the early morning, his war
horse would have ooeyed his or
ders. Be that as it may, I ara of the
opinion that there was not an hour,
(maybe a minute) in the day but
what Gen. Lee knew just where to
find his war horse, and he was
ready to plunge his gallant corps
in tue vortex as he bad always done.
This much I know, that later in
thedayJuly2, Longstreet was or
dered io advance and make the at
uck. The command went ringing
down the line as upon electric wave
forward guide center across the
.wheat, fi el rbi. we_flew_The collision.
peach orchard^ the 'air quivered, Lthgr
hills trembled and the earth quaked.
Longstreet's coros leading in the
van. There was s. I a general in the
southern army that could 6tay in
battle longer and. do more real
bull-dog tignting tlnn Gen. Long
street and the men he led. History
will prove it from Manassaa to Ap
pomattox. He had a fighting corps,
ind his men had unbounded faith
iud confidence in hin ability to
command and to iead. He told Ins
men that "war meant fighting and
iirhting meant killing," and his in
junction Wis heeded. There never
was a lune during the war that
Longstreet's corps was routed at
. TC tty s burg. His command remained
on the battle field all night, and
i ile on th . next day caring for the
.vounded and burying the dead.
There is one thing I want to make
plain. Gen. Longstreet had more
men killed and wounded at this
battle than any other corps on the
tield. Picket's division who mide
ihe most immortal charge that was
ever made on the continent belonged
to Longstreet's command. The bat*
ile of Gettysburg was fought fifty
years ago last July. The collision
there shook thi9 continent, and
made the throne of England trem
ble. Wellington at Waterloo and
Meade at Gettysburg, each held
the highlands against his antago
nist. Waterloo decreed the destiny
of France, of England, of Europe.
Gettysburg, not so directly or im
mediately, but practically, decided
the fate of the Confederacy. With
Lee it was different to that of Na
poleon. He was abandoned by for
tune, deseiteJ by his army, dis
crowned, and doomed, not even his
faithful old guard to rally around
him. Around Lee stood his heroic
legions, vilh confidence iii him un
shaken, love for him unabated,
ready to follow his lead and to
light under his orders to the last
extremity. Lee's hold upon the con
tinence of his army was absolute.
The repulse at Gettysburg did not
shake il. Napoleon never more firm
ly held the faith of Frenchmen,
when thrones were trembling be
t?re him, than did Lee hold the
faith "f Iiis devoted followers. A
?vord more about Longstreet; It is
a historic fact, that Gen. Le*, said,
"if I had listened to Gen. Long
street at Gettysburg things would
have been diff?rerai." Lt is also a
facto" history that G.II. Long?
street's plan of battle ?at? a Hank
mack on Meade*] right, instead
.f trying to storm the heights ia
J. Russell Wlight.