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VOL.79. EDSEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 2C, I9?4 NO. ?!.
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Chautauqua Early in July.
Tribute to Rev. George
Wright. New Century
Johnston i les can talk of nothing
now bot the Chautauqua, which
will be the 2nd week of July and
the 50 boosters, who have made it
a certainty are planning for this to
be a home-coming week, and a
general good time for everybody.
A large tent on the corner of Edisto
and Main street, will be the meet
ing place, and at night main street
will boast of a "Great white way."
The attractions will all be excellent,
something to please everybody. Th?4
first on the program will be the Ma
rine band of New York. When one
sees a full program they will decide
it will beone of the best chant inqua
programs that the south will enjoy
The commencement sermon of
the High School will be on May
31, and will be preached by Dr.
Pell of Converse College.
Last week the trustees of the
school re-elected the present corps
of teachers, and the fact that they
will again be connected with thei
school brings great pleasure to par- j
ent and pupil ano the general pub
li?:, Prof. Willum F. Scott, as sn-j
peri ti tendent, has .nade a most ex-j
celletu one, and marked advance
ment has been .-bown in every way '
during his two years here. The fact j
thal he is held in such high esteem j
by the pupils shows what he is toi
By the death of the Rev. G. A.
"Wright, which oct-ured on Wed
nesday morning. May 13, at 8:30
o'clock, not only our town was sad
dened, but throughout the entire
state there was sorrow. .None knew
bim but to love him, and the pound
of his voice which held such a true
ana^t?^?er ring, will always he a
sweet echo. Mis death occurred in
the home of his mother, Mrs. Lu
cinda Wright, where he has been
since his health failed. Nearly three
\ears ago he had to resign as pastor
of the firnt Baptist church, nf New
berry and went lo the mountains in
the upper part of the stat*-, hoping
to be benelitted, but while there
suffered a stroke of paralysis. When
able to travel he willi his wife came
to Johnston to be with his relatives.
Mr. Wright was 55 years of aire, j
and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. i
William Wright. Ile was Hrst mar
ried to Miss Ella McLenna of this
place there being 5 children, Mes
dames Harrison and Headen and
Messrs. George and Alvin \Vrighi,
and Eil ward, w'iose death occurred
while a babe. His second wife was
Miss Beta Lovell, of Newberry, and
one daughter Elizabeth was ujven
them. Besides the wife and children j
are left the mother and sister, Miss j
Leora Wright, and four brothers,
Messrs. M. R., VV. M., Joseph
Wright, and Sumter Wright, of
Oreen wood. During all his illness
these loved ones were so devoted to
him, and nothing was left undone
that might in any way add to his j
comfort. After Mr Wright com
peted his course at the seminary at ,
Louisville, Ky., he accepted the call
to the tirst Baptist church of New
berry and for 21 years, he laboreo 1
faithfully, and untold good was ac
complished during these years. He
was greatly beloved by his Hock. I
During his active divs he was one ?;
of the foremost ministers of the!1
state. His life work was very dear '
to him and he ever held the cross
<;n high, and garnered many sheaves ;
for the kingdom. What a jewel
studded crown must be his! On
Tuesday morning the bodv, accom
panied by the family, was carried
to New berry, it being his request i
that his body rest for awhile within ,
the church which ho bad so loved ,
and served. Late that, afternoon the
casket was borne to the cemetery to
its final resting place The funeral
cortege was the largest ever .seen in
Newber'y, every store and public j
building being closed in respect to ;
their departed friend.
On Friday afternoon Mis. M.
W. Crouch was thc hostess fora
very pleasant party in honor of
31 i ss Frances Strother, a bride of
the 2(5th. The home was prettily
decora'..-d in quantities of pink [
ropes and ferns and thc electric*
buios wen? pink which cast a rosy
Lue over the animated scene. As the 1
ir nests arrived they were served wi t li
punch on the piazza by Miss Elise
Crouch and Mrs. James CtiPnm. In
the parlor an attractive corner held
a beautiful miniature bride in full
attire and here was the bride's chair
decorated in pink mses and satin
ribbon. The diversion for the hour,
was for each fliest, after bein^ blind
folded, to try to place the
bridal veil in the most correct j OR?
tion. Merriment was caused by tho
contest, and the veil was pinned
upon many other objects beside"
the doll bride. Several placed it
about correct, and drawing for the
p-ize, Mrs. Walter Sawyer was the
winner of a dainty embroidered
handkerchief. Miss Strother was
presented with white silk hose. In
the parlor Mrs. Crouch was assisted
by Miss Zena Payne. All were in
vited in tho dinins: roora and an ice
com se, with cake ind mints was
served, the colors, pink and white
being: well carried ou'. The bride
to-be was toasted by Mrs. William
F. Scott. Miss Ida Satcher assisted
in the dining; room. The favors
were tiny wedding bells tied with
the colors and were pinned on by
Misses Frances Crouch and Ora
The New Century Club met with
Mrs. Phil Waters, Jr., on Tuesday
afternoon, and the two hours for
the meeting were well filled up, one
i?f the chief points of interest be
ing the reports of the delegates,
Mesdames Boyd and White to the
stale federation i i Spart tubin g.
They brought back mnch in I or ma
li on and the account* were interest
ingly tobi. Fellowing this current
events weie given by .M''s. C. 1).
Kenny, then the si ml y play, 'An
tony and Cleopatra," was had Miss
Zena Payne acting as teacher. This
?S OIX of the most wonde.ful of
>l)3kespeares' plays, most li.ie to
history and following almost minute
ly, so an hour or more wa-! protita
hiv spent in discussion. During the
social period the lime was pleasant
ly spent. Delightful punch was
served the guests and vi.-It.?rs when
ihey arrived by Misses Hettie and
Mary Waters, and a"most templing
two course repast was served by the
hoste;?, being assisted by Miss Mai
J. M. Clark, of G reensboro, N j
C., spent a few d ys of the past
week here in the home of his broth
er, Mr. O. Black.
Mrs J. T. Welling is expected
Fridav to spend awhile hero with
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wood
ward of Aiken spent the week-end
here with relatives.
Messrs. J. L. Walker, F. M.
Bojd, Sumter Mitchell, W. L
Yonoe and T. C. Edwards were
among those who went to Newberry
last Thursday to attend the burial
Of thc Rev. G. A. Wright.
Death of an Aged Colored Man.
A faithful colored man, "Uncle"
George Mostly, died in tue Clo "?ra
section last w ;ek, whose passing
away deserves special attention. He
was said to be in the neighborhood
ol' a hundred and tive years of age.
He was the oldest man that is
known in our country.
For a number of years he has
made his home at Moore's .church,
where his body was laid to rest
Friday. ''Unele1' George was al
ways gent e and kind iried to have
i cheerful word for eveiy one he
met. He was loved by every body
who knew him, white or colored.
His while friends attended the
funeral as well as the colored. His
funeral was conducted by William
Peterson. His text was taken from
71st Psalm iSth verse. "Now alas
when I am old and gray-headed, O
God, forsake me not; until I have
showed thy strength unto this gen
eration, and thy power to every one
that is to come.''
"Uncle" George seemed to feel
the (tare and need of every one as
well a< he did his own, and tried as
hard as any ora; could to live an
honest and truth lui life and wc feel
and hupe that he is in a better world
and if all the generations white and
[adored would walk in the path of
life that, he has, we could certainly
ilo away with thc chaingangs and
jails. He made; a living for himself
as long as bc lived making basket*.
A White Neighbor.
Ck -ira, S. C.
FLAT ROCK NEWS.
School Closes With Picni<
Medal Won by Master Ken
rick. "Ur.de" Iv's Let
Tlie closing of Flat Rock schoc
was celebrated on last Friday, th
patrons and their families with
very pleasant picnic. More like
family reunion, coming togethc
with one accord, with gratitude t
our faithful teacher for her efficien
service. Hoing sure of our teacher'
ability we will look forward to th
reopening of our school with brigh
anticipation. Miss Rena Scott wil
be graciously remembered by th
patrons and ambitious pupils o
The friends of Mrs. Kick Griffi
rejoice that the change iu hereon
dition is encouraging, and hope no*
for speedy recovery.
Master Brooks Kenrick still I?
mains in a serious state. Very litt*
hope is entertained lor any improve
Mr. and Mrs. George Bussey, Jr.
ar? domiciled in their cozy li ttl
home, adding another home and il
attractions to our little "town."
Having been prevented by sick
j ness during the winter months oui
VV. M. U. is actively at work again
hoping soon to develop some bette]
work in our personal service depart
Crops look exceedingly well
having had very little rain for mon
than four weeks.
The medal in Flat Rock schoo
was won by Master Frank Kenrick,
on genera! excellence. We woulc
say io others who may have aspir.ee
fur 1 he honor, try again, lhere it
luck in perseverance.
We enjoy Uncle iv's letters.
Their originality is marked and ap
preciated by his old friends.
' With best wishes for all the read
ers of rhe Advertiser.
Something For Parents to Think
About.-Value of Education.
Ten dollars a day is what UK
average b<>y earns by attending
school. That is, the average boy
who secares an education will have,
during a life-time, secured or earn
ed ten dollars daife'. Boys with no
education, in the United States,
averairo from three to four hundred
and fifty dollars annually, during a
life time. Boys who go through ?'.ie
Grammar grades earn from four to
fix hundred dollars annually, du
ring a life time. In forty years the
Grammar grade boy will have earn
ed five thousand dollars more than
liie uneducated boy. That is, he
.rets five dollars a day for each ot
the thousand days spent in securing
an education. The uneducated
man averages about 1.50 per day.
lu forty years he will earn eighteen
thousand dollars. The boy spend
ing twelve yea' .s in school com (de
ling the high school course earns in
the neighborhood of a thousand
dollars a year. Forty thousand minus
eighteen thousand leaves twenty
two thousand dollars which is the
amount thc half educated boy earns
more than the boy neglecting edu
cation. To gain this twenty-two
thousand dollars, in forty years,
he had to upend only two thousand
two hundred days rn school. Hence I
one day for the boy who goes |
through the high school alone isl
worth ten dollars to him. Just in j
proportion as a State contributes,
r-ays one, much or little public
money and effort to education, ?
there will bc a correspondingly large j
or small wage earning power in tnat
State. We are informed that a few
years ago the United States spent
8.60 per capita for education. At
the same time Massachusetts gave
5.?0 for education per capita. Tho
result was that the wage earning
power in the United States amount
ed to 44 cents, while that of Mas
sachusetts was 9? cents. Catch the
point? If you do not, let me give
it-money spent in the church and
school brings the largest dividend.
We tare further informed that a
careful study of ten thousan 1 prom
inent meu in this country disclosed
thc fact that sixty-five per cent of
these men were University and Col
lege graduates; twenty-five per cent.
were high school graduates; ten pur
cent, had received only a com
mon school education; no uneduca
ted mau was in the list. Tho uned
ucated man, according1 t.<> statistic!
bas only one chance out<>f ii,OOO ?
attain success as a useful cilizer
one chance out of 400 with a coir
nion school education. Altercan
ful invest ?trallon, by Presiden
Hinittof Central University, it ha
been found (hat thevalne of tech ni
cal training has been exaggerated
I am not surprised at this in th
least; for this kind of education i
not only mechanical, but to discos
er the laws of adaptability is al
most impossible when this edncJ
tion is commenced. Here and ther
a technical education may be a la?
resort, but if the mind is norraall;
trained it will find its place in th
world. It is a mistaken conceptioi
of education and argues that th
seat of a human being's mentalit:
is in the hand-not the head.
The reason we underestimat
higher education is attributable t<
the fact that there are more vacan
places for this type than persons t(
811 them. Regardless of all thi
criticisms of higher education i
cannot be denied that University
education is behind even . the me
sfistlical movements of modern civ
'dilation. The College bred mar
of necessity starts later in life, bu
he "goes faster and gets further.'
I am an advocate of the develop
ment, of a tin?! physique by mean!
<jf physical exercise, but not to at
.tempt lo train the land until yoi:
have trained the head and heart.
Then the hand will seek to dis
-.-harge its function under the dr
jreciion of a well educated brain.
? Il is a strange thing that a multi'
lude of white people are advocating
m technical education, foi- the ne
gro is making the impression that
fte is advocating the same and re
[^reiving ihe same. Hut the facti
are the opposite: for numberless
?.white children are going to me
[ichauical schools and fitting them
selves to be laborers while thc ne
fi?_ro is educating the brain. How
?er, forthat he is not fo be cen
tred- ../ We will wak'_ aftei
.Vi^rrte^5^HWSHWBRr*%!!t. V - ?'??fei
appreciate the advantages of higher
education. Instead of having eight
(hundred boys in a mechanical school
and three hundreu in a College,
'he reverse ought to be the case.
Now do not let the Evil one de
ceive you by biting a few exemp
tion* to these fundamental mles;
l?y citing a man here and there who
oas made comparative success; by
making you lose sight of a vast
Multitude which no one can nurn
'?er, who have gone into oblivion
'.ecause of thc want of an educa
tion. We have referred to tin:
. ?uestion from a money standpoint.
"Ut this, after all, is the least: fur
the educated man lives in world ??!
intellectual pleasure. Do not a>k
hen the child if he wants to g? m
-ohoo!; if. he wants an education;
?.ut impress upon his heart that hf
?ason? chance out of 9.00U to suc
ceed in the Winkl: and then demand
. .f him that he .hall attend school
.and College if not by suasion, by
torce. In after yea:s he will thank
>ou, and love you and render a ser
. icc to mankind such as I am try
ing to render by this article, which
?viii be read and booked and prac
ticed bj- probably hundreds of peo
ple, who realize the supreme neres
-ity of lilting a human being for
the solemn offices of life. With
i ?est wishes I sm yours fraternally.
E. C. Hailey.
South ("aro li nan Talks of Con
ditions in Mexico.
Mr. W. A. H. Wicker, wife and
two children have just arrived at
Trenton, this county, from Mexico.
They are visiting his brother.
.Mr. Wicker left Edyetield
County sixteen years ago and during
that time bas made his home in
.Monterey, Mexico, having been en
. aged m railroading, mining, and
the mercantile business. With his
brother he paid Edgefield a visit
yesterday and to a deeply interested
crowd talked most lucidly of the
country of his adoption and the
troubles now existing there. He
was not drivjn ont, he said, but two
causes brought, him to this country^
the <mo to visit his old home and
see his relatives, the other on ac
count of the absolute stagnation of j
business in the Southern Republic.
Nature, he said, had done much
fbr Mexico, its lands being so fer
tile, that without artificial aid, but
with brains and energy, they can bel
made to yield an abundant harvest, j
the ono drawback being a scarcity I
?of water, which could be easily sui -
! plied by irrigation, had the natives
! either the desire or energy to resort
j to this met h-d. And in this con
nection he snid that the average na
tive Mexican was intolerably lazy,
willi no crea'ive tr^nins, preferrinir
to live by pilfering rather than by
? work. Mr. Wicker is of the
opinion, after a seventeen years'
study of the country and its people,
that they are unfit for selfgovern
ment, certainly in accordance with
the rules and practices of an en
lightened Christian civilization;and
his prediction is that at no distant
day the United States will bring
them to a rieht way of living, if
she does not become tr? proprietor
of the unhappy "land.
PREDICTS HUERTA'S DOWNFALL.
Mr. Wicker declared that it was
only a matter of a few days when
Gen. Huerta and the powers he re
presente* must go down. That the
end would come as soon as Villa
and his victorious army reached and
captured Mexico City. Following
this, he thinks, will come peace and
a restoration of normal conditions,
but just how long this will last is
entirely problematic, for, declared
he, thc Mexicans arc so treacherous
ind given to insu-reotion>, that
even if a government, is established
by the rebels, rebellions may rise
up aj,ain-t it, and these uncertain
and unsatisfactory conditions will
force and justify this country not
only to intercede, bat take drastic
s ie ps, even tu the exient of exereis
ing a prop ietary riyht.
Mr. \\ tcker knows (.-Jen. Huerta
well and his estimate ol" the man is
i hal he is without character or
special mental force, treacherous and
cruel to the last degree, and until to
he at the, head of any. government.
.Mr. Wicker says that as soon a*
Huerta is captured and this, he
says, ii a foregone conclusion; his
head will go off for the opposing
forces give little, if any, quarter.
lie said that, while Americans, re
ceived every ccrtsideraticn a', thc
hands of Villa, thc opposite was
true as to Huerta, and he gave many
instances of insults and harsh treat
ment received by them at the hands
of his soldiers.
In illustration of their barbarity,
he told of how a German and his
..> ife were stripped of their clothing,
and in thu presence of the husband
she was outraged, after which thej
were put to death. He said that
most Mexicans entertained the be
lief that if the United States and
i heir country became engaged ina
var, the> would be the victors, a
proposition which he often coin
batted willi them, and as one jusn
iication for his pesition he stale*!
.hat the Mexican soldier was un
trained, especially in the use of cm
:<ou.,and other heavy implements ol.
-var. He said he ivitnesstd a battle
i-elween thc contending forces and
u as impressed with thc wildness of
KORCEn TO KK.MOVK FlUci.
A true American, Mr. Wicker
had a flag of his country floating
from the roof of his house, but he
was warned by a soldier of Huerta
to take it down or suffer thc conse
quences, and being at their mercy
?ie had Lo comply. He said lhat
neither army respects the bodies of
the dead, but that they are left tin
buried and that at the hattie ol
Puebia thc stench became so un
bearable lhat many of the inhabi
tants had to leave their homes. Ile
said also that iii travelling on the |
ears coining home it was a common !
sight to see a dead body hanging to
a tree limb.
Mr. Wicker further stated that
the government was bankrupt and j
almost entirely without money and ?
the people on the eve of starvation;
that on account of thc railroads be ?
ing torn up it was almost impossi
ble to get supplies and food stuff-i.
most of which is purchased and
shipped from "the States." The
only route open, he said, was by
way of Brownsville, Texas. Thc
demand was so great along this line,
said Mr. Wicker, that prices had
L'one to a point beyond the reach of
thc average person, sugar. ?U cents
per pound; rice one dollar: coffee,
$U.?0; lard, $3, and other things in
.Since his stav in Mexico Mr.
Wicker has accn ht ula ted quite a
nice property, valued at about ?10,
000. He said that nuder existing
(Continued on page five.)
I MT. ZION COMMUNITY.
; New Organ for Church. School
j Closed. Mr. Pardue's New
! Editor .Advertiser:
! As this section has had no news
1 letter in your piper for some time,
,i few notes from it might be inter
esting to jour readers.
Our community has organized a
Sunday school, which meets every
Sunday afternoon in the school
house. There is a good attend
ance, much interest is manifested,
ind it is hoped that great good may
be accomplished by this means.
Mt. Zion church ie planning to
have a new organ. Stibsoription
lists are in.'the hands of several of the
young ladies who are having grati
fying success in the work of rais
ing money for this purpose. When
the new organ is purchased, the old.
one is to be put in the school house
for the use of the day and Sunday
1 he trustees and patrons of our
school are taking steps toward the
building of a new and better school
house, and* hope to have it ready
Tor the fall terra. This is one of
the best steps forward that our
neighborhood could make.
Miss Bessie Iiubb, the amiable
ind efficient young teacher who last
winter held sway in our Seat of
learning, has closed a very sue
r?gsful term of the school, and re
turned lo ber home in Fairfield coun
Mrs. W. J. Gaines and her
. ?IU?: h ter, Miss Mary, after spend
ing a pleasant winter teaching the
Union school, in Greenwood coun
ty, are at home again for their va
Invitations have been received to
ihe marriage of Rev. Joseph A.
'Maines to Miss-Estes, of
Louisville, Ky., the event to take
??lace .lune 17, Mr. Gainuaja^
pastor" oreni if rcBes*^ax^Wtfli^v?nSP?
Liberty, Indiana, and will ' make'
his home at the lattor place during
i he sum mer.
Mr. W. A. Parum; is now occu
pying hts elegant new home which
is filled up with all modern iin
pro\ eiiu'fit.-; the latent addition be
111 tr a telephone. So you see, Mr.
l?litor, ML Zion neighborhood is
improving, and will soon be enjoy
ing the up-to-date pleasure of yos
siping willi its neighbors at all
I hours of the day.
' Messrs. Mi Hedge and Tommy
Whitlock made a business trip to
Augusta last Friday.
Misses Marie and Lilla May
Padgett are enjoying vacation after
their winter's attendance at the
Frent?n High School.
Mrs. L. (J. Smith is visiting her
parents, Mr. aud Mrs. M. bl.
Padgett B. G.
Mt. Zion, S. C., May 18, '14.
The union meeting of the 1st di
vision of the Edtrefield association
will meet with Stevana Creek chureh
May :10 and 81.
10:00 o'clock: Song and prayer
10:l?: Enrollment of delegates
and reports from churches.
1st Query: The kind of pastor I
would like to have. J K. Allen, li T
Strom, C M Mellichamp.
2nd Query: The kind of church
members I would like to have. J E
Johnson, J R Mclvittrick, Dr. M D
Dinner 1 hour and 15 minutes.
3rd Query: Tho greatest hindran
ces to the prosperity of tue church
es. M H Hamilton, A S Tompkins,
4tb Query: What is the work of
the state mission board? W R
Smith or Dr. M D Jeffries.
5th Query: The best method of
incre?sii'g the attendance in Sundav
school. J Ii 13ryan, W Marling, W
Sunday 10 a. m. Sunday school.
1st Query: Would you encourage
tithing, if so why, if not, why riot?
O Sheppard, Dr. M I) Jeffries, ll
Sermon J E Johnson alternate
Dr. M. D. Jeffries.
Dismis> for dinner.
2nd Query: The gain to tho
church and individual by prompt*
n ?ss in attendance on church servic
es. W E Lott, W 6 Collins, W P