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VOL. 78. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, A'CVrKHR 12.1913 NO.30
W. G T. U. Held Meetin* Bank
ol Western Carolina Will
Rebuild at Once. U. D.
C. Met ' !
The W. C. T. U. met/on Friday
afternoon rv ?th Mr?. B. Waters
Jr., about 86 members being pres
?nu This wa? "Union Signal sub
scription day," in honor of th?
birthday of the president general.
Mrs. Lillian Stevinsahd a number
.f subscriptions and renewals were I
giren in for the paper. It was ar
ranged to send the paper compli
mentary to the two tonsorial par
lors. It is a good magazine and will
no doubt interest wailing custom
ers. As last Sunday was temperance
iay, "reports were heard from the
Sunday schcols. Pledge cards were
given to all the scholars at the
Methodist church, and 55 were re
turned signed; at the Baptist Sunday
.chool 123 were signed. The need
of a furnished bed at the Door of
Hope hospital was brought before
the union and the members decided
to purchase this at aa early date.
The Bank of Western Carolina,
Johnston branch which was des
troyed by fire last week, will be re
built at once. The morning after
the lire in office was opened in the
Farmers Bank which was unoccu
pied. When the fire alarm was
eounded, Mr. Willie Yonce, assist
ant cashier, was in the bank writ
ing, and seeing the danger, he
placed all movable fixtures, even to
the waste paper baskets, in the
rault and when opened up next
morning all was in good condition
The la>t meeting of the New
Century Club which was held with
Uiss Alma Woodward, was one of
much profit and pleasure. The les
son studv was 2nd part of King
very interestingly instructed the
class. Current events were given by
Hiss Jessie Rushton. A short musi
cal was enjoyed after the lesson,
Miss Marie Cullem, of Springfield,
rendering several vocal selections,
with a sweet and cultivated voice,
and Miss? Bertha Woodward gave
several piano solos, The hostess
serve.- an elaborate salad course
with coffee and stuffed dates. The
guests were loathe to leave so peas
ant a meeting place.
The friends of Rev. George
"Wright will rejoice to know of his
continued improvement. Ile is now
able to be about, and can speak a
few words, a'^d it is thought that
his speech will more fully return.
The Emily Geiger chapter D A.
R., held the March meeting with
Mrs. J. W. Browne and several
topics were brought before the
ebaptei for discussion. After busi
ness a well arranged program was
li-tened to. "The Partisan generals,
Pi ck ens, Marion and Sumter," Mrs
J. P. Bean; "The life of Gen. Pick
ens," Mrs. J. W. Browne; "The
life of Gen. Marion," Mrs. 0 D
Black; "The life of Gen. Sumter,"
Miss Mallie Waters; "A letter
from Gen. Washington to Gen.
Marion' relative to some war point,"
Mrs. E. R Mobley; song America,
members of chapters. The hostess
served a dainty salad course with
coffee, and this was followed by
ices and Lady Baltimore cake. The
Howers used in the dining room
.were crimson Jap?nicas, and flags
were grouped about which gave an
air of patriotism.
Miss Mallie Waters entertained
on Thursday evening for Miss Ma
rte Cullen, and several tables of
progressive Rook whiled away the
hours verj p'easantly, and during
the evening, Miss Cullen delighted
all with her singing. A sweet course
.erved, was au enjoyable ending to
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher gave a dinnei
party for a few of her friends on
last Thursday and all present spent
a very happy day. A course dinner
was prettily served.
Mrs. Eugene Kneece and Master
Herbert spent the past week here
in the home r f the former's father,
Mr. M. W. Clark.
Mrs. Kate Crouch is spending
awhile at Leesville with her niece,
Mrs. Walter Hendrix.
At the last meeting of the Mary
Ann Uuie chapter, D. of C.. sever
al interesting points were discussed.
The dower show which is always
under the auspices of the D. of C.,
will again be had during the fall.
The classification lint ie even larger
ibis year and it is hoped that there
will be a greater degree ol inter
eut. The prize list will appear som?
time in the future. Two contribn
lions were given by the chapter. t??
the monument ot the ?late Mr. Cun
ningham, editor of the Confederat?
Veteran, who left his estate to the
publication of this paper and tn th
endowment fund of the Confederate
museum at Richmond, of which
Mrs. Cromer, of Charleston, is re
gem of the South Carolina roora.
The little son ?of Mr. and Mrs.
Jeff Wright ie critically ill with
Mrs. Brimson, of Augusta, ba
been the guest of her brother, Dr.
f. A. Doney.
Miss Annie Waters of Augusta,
has bef spending a few days here
with rei itives.
The third Sunday in April will
be ub?eive?l by the member* of the
baptist church as missionary day,
and in the afternoon an arranged
program will be carried out.
Dr. J. R. Miller medical director
of the Equitable life insurance com
nany, New York, and Mr. J. II.
Miller, and general agent, were
guests of Mr. J. L. Waiker last
The Angeline ^acon chapter, D.
of C., met with the president, Miss
Annie Crouch on Saturday afeer
uoooii, and after a short business
session the following program was
enjoyed. Piana duet, Misses
Francei and Bessie Ford
Turner; paper, ''Children of the
confederacy," .Jiss Hallie White;
piano solo. Miss Elise M obley;
reading, "Arlington:" Miss Isabel
Kean; "Incident of the war," Miss
Mary Waters vocal duet, Mrs. H.
W. Croucn and Miss Klise Crouch;
paper, "Jefferson Davis," Miss
Frances Turner. Confederate cate
chism conducted by the president.
A social half hour was most pleas
antly epent during which n"ro.ejjir?4,;
hostess served "jelly, wiiippid cn am
and cake, which was prettily ar
James Crira, the seven-year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clim,
died on Friday morning, after a
short ?lness. Nearly all of its life,
the little one h: d been a sufferer
from paralysis, and for this reason,
was made the pet of the household
by the loving family. The burial
services were conducted on Satur
day morning, and were conducted
hy Dr. A. T. King,
at Mount of Olives cemetery, after
which the little body was tenderly
laid to rest.
Relatives and friends here at
tended the burial of Mrs. Ellen Ma
theny, which look place last Thurs
day at Bei h !eli em. Mrs. Maiheny
was a 8?8terof the late Mr. William
Wright, and mother of Mr. Dan
Pine Grove School.
The closing exercises of Tine
Grove HCIIOOI Friday afternoon,
.March 13, were very successfully
carried out by the pupils and teach
er, Miss .Mamie Cheatliam. Besides
songs, recitations ete., the pla.\
Hans Von Smash was very good
and enjoyed by all present. The
Hans Von Smash, Robert Bar
Mr. Batch, Tom Pardue.
Henry Dasher, Tommie Parkman.
John Pettyman, Justus Collins.
Mary Batch, Velma Timmerinan.
Susie Batch, Lillie Harhng.
Katie, servant, Lucy Marling.
One of the most amusing features
of the occasion was the play, O, you
teacher by ihe younger children.
Frances Weber, who takes charge
of school in absence of teacher,
Pupils: Kath ryn Weber, Fannie
Ruth Collins, Emma White, Nellie
Mae 1 imroerman, Kalie Clark,
Viola Collins, Hazel Douglas, Em
mie Buzbardt, Elmer Matthews.
Inez Manley, Green Smith, Davis
Timmerinan, Jame? Knight. Waller
Lake Collins, John Brooks, Tom
mie Parkman, Raymond Hoffman,
Claude Reams, Willie Wilkins, Eu
Chamberlain's Tablets For Con
For constipation, Chamberlain's
tablets are excellent. Easy tu take,
mild and gentle in effect Give them
a trial. Fur bale by all dealers.
LOCAL LEGISLATION: :
Sinking Fond Commission Creat
ed. Terms Fixed at Four
Years. Magistrates to
Senator B. E. Nicholson ka? giv
en ns the following facts coi oornirig
the local measures that were passed
at the recent session of the legisla
At the past session of the genera?
assembly acts were passed creating
a sinking fund commission for
Picken., Wise and Pine Grove*
townships. These commissioners ara
charged with the duty of looking
after the matter of the bonded in
debtedness of the respective town
ships, and to invest any surplus
funds thal might arise from the
levies for special taxes on account
of railroad bonds outstanding
against the townships. These acts
were passed in pursuance ot the
recommendation of the grand jury.
The terms of office for county
auditors and county treasurers were
made ?our yean? in a number of
counties, and Edgef?eld oounty is in
cluded in the provision of this act.
This act will go into effect after the
next election, so that the auditor
and measurer elected at the next
election will each hold office for a
term of four years.
The law with reference to holding,
inquests in Edgefiold county wa*
amended so that hereafter the mag
istrates are required to hold in
quests in their respective districts
where the coroner cannot be obtain
ed without additional compensation.
The magistrates and constables are
charged with ihe duty of enforcing
the penalty for non-payment of
commutation tax in their respective
districts, and are allowed one dol
lar each in each c-ise where ?h.;
penalty 'Toi1 non-payment "of ro-t?
tax is imposed, which amonnts are
to be paid lo the magistrates and
constables by the county board ol
commissioners after they have re .
ported to the treasurer the araoun.
of fine collected by them and tun
over to him the proceeds thereof
The legislature fixed the road tax
in this county at two dollars,-bein;
MISS LILLIE BAYI
Miss Lillie Bayl.v, graduato from
King's School of Oratory Pitts
burg, Pa., is here now coaching the
High School pupils for the the play
"Kingdom of Heart's Content,"
which will be presented at the opera
house Friday night, March yo. at
8:00 p. m.
The proceeds of the entertain
ment will go for the benefit of the
graded school library.
Every one is invited to attend
an 1 thus show their interest in our
young people and school.
The Luirons Advertiser, of Lau
p ns, this stite, has the following
os . coi c Toing Miss Bayly:
"The presentation of the Mer
the ?ame amonnt now provided by
(aw, and this tax is in lion of laho>
to the public roads, and ia pavabl?
.in or before the first of March ii
-ach year, except the year 1914.
'?nen.it is payable on or before th#
first of April. 80 that partis l??hl?
to commutation io?d tax will have
iiutirApril 1st of this year to pa\
A New Organization.
We stand sorely in need of a new
organization in this country. Th
name of it is, "The prevention of
cruelty to children." E wy fat bei
and mother should join thi? sooietx
at once and get to work with en
tlut-iasm. If this society is properl?
conducted, you could put a barrel
of Whiskey on every corner of the
streets free to Tall, and still have a
sober nation. And you never will
have\>ober children until you stop
being cruel to them. That parent
who allows his child to live in the
streets, associate indiscriminately
with the gang, to once disobey him
b?;her, who does not set au example
and who does not chastise it foi
wrong doing, who allows the ohild
togiow up without positive rel i
.jinns instruction, who neglects thc
?hild morally and physically, may
b?Viproperly styled a oruel parei.L
If some of the children of this pre?
eat generation, in our midst, escape
physical and moral wreckage, tin
lunatic asylum, jail, or house of i!l
fame, it will be a miracle of grace
for which the parents will have no
credit. We sit down and talk abom
children, in general, being bad.
without taking a step toward rai*
ingthem up as they should be train
VOii'lf we would talk less about oth
eripeople's children and take oui
?ofa? in charge, thing'} would be
much improved. The way to join
rbis society is to get do-vn on y???r I
'. - [as and. pray something like this: j
. .-?i" a'i ?i m^"?vi3?'./.r: and grace to
do my part by ray child. Then get
.ip and get to work at home, and
?aop neglecting that precious life
or the many other societies to
vhieh you belong. The country is
ifmost organized to death now.
Vhat we need most is a pure home
E. C. B.
chant of Venice by the pupils of
the High School Friday evening
was quite 0 succesH. Miss Bayly dc?
serven special credit for the short
time in which she had ?to? make
preparations." " _uuir
The Greenwood Index says:
"The play Merchant of Venice as
rendered by the children of the pub
lic schools under the direction of
Miss Lillie Bayly last night, was
quite a success. All who were for
tunate enough tn be present enjoy
ed it immensely."
Admission, ?? cents children, gen
eral admission 35 cents,and reserved
S'jats 5? cents. Tickets on sale al
the store of.Penn <fc Holstein.
hL?Jii bhANCH N?.Wa?.
New Store of Sturkey Bros.
Good High School. Church
es jWork Harmoniously
Editor Advertiser:- Ilere "we are
again anteing for space to give you
the news of oor corner. We are
moving along nicely. Every one ha*
a good word for each other and an
congenial and everybody apparently
are in good spirits.
We had a good sermon from
Bro Covington yesterday, the sub
ject being "Unity of ali Christians
regardless of denomination," es
pecially the orthodox. We have here
in our i own two churches, Baptist
and Methodic, and all are working
hann niiously as one man trying t>
advance the cause of thc church and
God's kingdom.: And that is as it
shuu d be, for no man, community
or country can afford to live to
We have a good high school and
I am glad to say it is being well
conducted by Prof. Mangrum ami
his three assistants.
The health of our town and com
munity is good and we have no feai
of much nick ness other than through
neglect or care of on?s self, for w?
have as healthy ^locality as there is
to be found in the state.Good waler,
some mineral, as good a? the Harris
Li th ia water, therefore we havi
health. We should be happy if wv
willed it-good land, good water
and good people.
Well, brui her Mims, the snow
and the coldest weather of the win
ter came in March and the indica
lion* arc that spring is near. , The
peach blossoms suv spring is here,
but we fear the peach crop has been
?damaged some I>>;t. not destroyed.
I Weare building and preparing
^bujld^ more houses. Sturkey Bros.
arie moving into their store W h toll
is not entirely finished but. will be
completed iu a few days. They will
have a nice roomy store house. L
is termed a metal building, i. e., the
siding and roof are galvanized steel,
tire and rust proof, and is mod
ern and up-to date in every detail.
The boys say the old man has not
forgotten his cunning as a mechan
ic, which th-J present structure will
We cannot let the incident of last
Saturday pass without comment.
Yon are aware of th? fact that the
public roads of this part of Edge
held have been woefully neglected
and are bad, full of holes and in
many places t*o vehicles cannot
pass without driving into the ditch.
The incident happened in this
w ?se. The old man M. B, S. was
discussing tbs plan that the citizens
of the town and country get to
pether Monday and do some work
on tho rood to the ferry so that the
Georgia people could haul their fer
ttlizer, as this station ships a large
portion of the fertilizer for Lincoln
county. About this time some one
s lid there is the supervisor now just
drove up in a buggy. Whereupon
the old man stepped to the supposed
supervisor and was giving him a
plain talk when he discovered the
fact that he was abusing the wrong
man which proved to be a horse
drover with a bunch of mules for
sile, and being a g< od clever fellow
saw the mistake and enjoyed the
joke and all hands joined in. The
horse drover does resemble Gus
Edmunds very much, and he, Gus,
is in every sense a stranger in this
part of old Edgefield and none can
wonder that old man M. 13. bad for
Two Letters Written From Bat
tlefields of Virginia.
The following old letters, written
by two brothers, will be of interest
to many of our readers. The first
was written by Jack Tompkins and
the second by Richard Augustus
Tompkins to their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. James Tompkins:
RICHMOND. VA., June 3, 1862.
My Dear Parents: I again try to
write to you about our poor brother.
1 have ascertained nothing further
as to h is fate. The same uncer
tainty hangs over him. i have come
into the city to-day to get some
linement to rub my ann which is
affected with rheumatism] though
not in a very seri? us manner. I will
write to you again as to thc cir
oumstanees of the missing of Broth
er Jack. I write 3'oq everything,
nothing kept back, thinking it bet
?#?r that yon should have all the in
formation that we have here. We
were ordered to advance through a
thick wood to drive oat the enemy
whom we supposed were hidden
therein. In advancing oar line,
course, was not as straight as iv
would have been, bad we beca
marching in an old field.
Jack was on the right, and I ?rj?
on the lett of the company? I saw
lum until we were nearly np.to the
farthest point ta wbiob we advanc
ed. Ue was standing oat openly
soine ten or fifteen feet ahead of
the company. I called io him to
shelter himself behind a trv but
lu did not seem to hear me. ?*bout
this ?lime, a Virginia Regiment
interlapped with oars, and I lo*t
night of him.
Ate order was given about this
time to fall back. Oscar Sturkey
says that Jack tamed back and
came with biir some dislanc? when
ne wa* separated from him. The
rt'ood was dam and full of smoke
iud the suu wae nearly down, and
thus it was easy to lose a man. The
enemy were shooting low, and prob
ably Jack may have been ?hot in
ibe leg and thus captured. I hope
io God that this may be true, as
me army of McClellan treats their
prisoners kindly. Eidson's is pre
cisely such a case as Jack's almost
in every particular.
Tell moih.r ?Mid Lizzie that I
will get bis body, if it proves that
ne is dead, which 1 have some hope
is not BO, whenever we get posses
sion of the place where he was lost.
I will be able to ascertain his t'aie
is soonias there is any communica
tion bad with the enemy, as for
geant Klinck of our legion was left
wounded there, so were W. S. Cor
ley of our company and Britt Ma: ?*
We are left in a dreadful state (?
uiieeruunty.' 'i 'el 1 mother aurl'Liz
zic they must bear up under ii ana
hope for the best. It is agonizing
tu me not to bc able to write wiih
more certainly about him. VW have
possession of all the battlefield ex
cept this Utile pkiri of woods. My
love to all. Du hand this leiter to
Richmond Va., June Si, 1862.
My LVar Parents: ?I have just
seen a teller from Dr. Edward Minis
?f Edgefield saying that he had
icard from Jack and that he was
severely wounded and in the hands
of the enemy. He did not say
?\ hen or how he had got the infor
mation, but mentioned just above
ihat D. K. Duri8oe had received a
'..tt? r from MoKwen who wa? a
prisoner at Fort Deleware, and that
leads me to believe the information
came from that source.
On yesterday we heard by a let
ter fi om one of the members of* the
legion who was wounded and su?i
posed lo be killed, that six of one
company was alive and prisoners,
four of them wounded and two not.
Ile was at Mill Creek Hospital
somewhere on the Peninsula wiih
one other of his men.. The others
were sent somewhere, but be did not
know where. This increases the
probability of Jack's being alive,
and 1 am in belier spirits to-day
than since he was missing. If you
have heard anything let me Know
as you must know that I am most
anxious to bear from bim. I think
we may look for news from him
We have no news. Love Sully
was yesterday elected Brevet 2nd
Lieut, of our company. He is at
present not very well, but I hope
not enough so to keep him down
longer than a day or two. We have
had some sharp skirmishing lately,
nobody hurt. A fight is looked for
soon, but it may be a month first.
f you ever get any letters from
Texas let me know, as I have n ?
heard since we left Fredericksbu: g
three months ago.
Bob wrote you yesterday, and ri
will continue to write often. Tba
boys are all quite well, and in good
spirits. Health of the command is
good. I learn from this mornings
paper tbat Beauregard is on his
way her.' with part of his army.
When becomes, I suppose the fight
will not be put off long.
(Continued on page five.)
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