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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 1914
Mr. John W. Payne, a Gallant
Confederate Veteran, Died
at the Advanced Age
of 73 Years.
Mr. John "Wallace Payne died at
his home at Johnston on Monday,
July 27, at 0:15 p. m. While his
four children watched by bim, his
earth-worn and weary spirit was re
lea-ed from the body, and with
only a sigh the end came. He fell
asleep with the Lord. The calm and
peaceful look on his face was but a
a retlex of his soul. He trusted his
Maker and was but awaiting the
Ile was able to be about with his
friends until a short while before
his death, when the decline was
perceptible, but his vitality was
great, and he was in bed only a
few days. On October 19 he would
have been 73 years of age.
He was the son of David Payne
and Mary Richardson, and was one
of ll children. In his early man
hood he gave himself to the Lord
at old Chestnut Hill church, near
their homestead, near Chappells.
After bis marriage to Miss Joanna
Hannah Smyly, they lived in the
homestead for awhile, coming to
Johnston later, being among the
The old home was ever dear to
him, and at his request, just a short
while previous to his death he made
his trip there, to view old scenes
and to see the few old ex-slaves yet
left, who are still tenants.
He was always interested in any
thing that pertained to the good of
the "town and was one jf the foun
ders of the school sy.Ntem here. Mr.
Payne was a Confederate veter in
and at the tirst call of his country,
he, with three brothers, enlisted in
company E, 7th regiment, Holcomb
Legion, which was ordered to Char
leston. One of the^e brothers lost
' r?T~flttfrrr> Attains* run.. It was al
ways^ s great pleasure to be with
his comrades, anil at his request his
cross of honor was buried with him.
A laurel wreath with a Confederate
day, was placed up.m his bier.
Four children are left, Mesdames
M. T. Turner, C. D. lilauk, Miss
Zena Payne r.ud Mr. J. Howard
Payne, and daring his declining
days, with them residing on each
side of him, they were able to con
stantly minister to him, and be
with him. There are seven grand
children, and the little ones were
always a source of great pleasure to
"papa Payne" as they called him.
He was a good and indulgent fa
ther, kind and neighborly.
Of the large family of il chi!
dren only one is now left, Mrs.
Charlotte V. .Spearman, of Newber
The funeral sen ices were con- j
ducted on Tuesday afternoon at 0 1
o'clock by his pastor Dr. A. T.
King, after which his body was
tenderly laid to rest beside the
grave of his wife who died four
The honorary pall bearers were
the veterans of camp McHenry, the
active ones being Messrs. M. W.
Clark, J. C. Lewis, W. L. Cole
man, C. D. Kenny, W. M. Wright,
H. W. Crouch, John Wright and
P. B. Waters. "Jesus lover of my
soul" was sung, and thc D. of C. i
softly sang "Our hero soldier sleep
ing, he'll never march again.*' The
service was beautiful, Dr. King
ending it with the thought that
'into thy keeping our Father, we j
leave thy servant sleeping." There
were many beautiful doral de-sign*
sent by loving friends.
The Augusta-Aiken Railway &
Electric Corporation reports for the
year ended June 30 gross earnings
?673,188.00, increase ns compared
with the next preceding year ?L:U,
13ii,$6: operation expenses and
taxes ?362,855.85, increase ?1*1,
433.45; net earnings ?310,333.1],
increase ?48,600.43; tomi income
?:,,:i.ri,'j70.'j!.i, increase ?43,013.12;
surplus after deductions for interest
and sinking fund 8125,523.00, in
crease 833,792.90. For June the
gross earnings were ?54,0S5.7-s, in
crease ?4109.32; net earnings ?26,
320.20, increase ?1,400.23; total in
come ?3u,US??53, increase ?5330.6?;
surplus ?12,430.21, increase ?4818.
Mrs. Walter Wise Entertained
the D. A. R. Congenial Co
terie Will go to Chick
The regular monthly meeting of
the D. A. R. took place at the
home of Mrs. Walter Wise on
Thursday afternoon last. Mrs. Wise
received her guests on the spacious
vineclad piazza brightened by vases
and brass jardiniers, holding gor
geous golden sunflowers. In a flower
surrounded nook. Miss Louise Cole
.man dispensed delicious fruit punch.
At. the appointed hour, the Regent,
Mrs. A. B. Miller called the meet
ing to order, and x most enjoyable
program was rendered with special
interest, centering in Mrs. Walter
Miller's splendid paper on the con
dition of Spain, France and Eng
land, at the time of the discovery
of America. At the conclusion of
the program Mrs. Wise served de
licious cream and cake. One es
pecially pleasant feature of this
meeting was the presence of our
two valued members of Columbia
Mis. Lei ?a Leppard and Mrs. W.
M. Leppard. The next meeting will
take place at Mrs. Geo. Wise's.
Miss Luc3r Quirles has. returned
home after a verv pleasant visit to
Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Wells of Edge
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. J. Miller,
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Mr.
James Long. Mr. J. D. Mathis, Jr.,
Misses Fannie Miller, Sabe Miller,
Julia Moss Wise, Maud Bettis,
Dolly, Orrie Miller, Susan Eliza
beth Mathis will leave home on
Tuesday next to spend a fortnight
at Chick Springs.
.Mr. J. D. Mathis, Jr., and Mr.
Pettis Bouknight paid a week-end ,
visit to Newberry and Columbia
making the trip in Mr. Bouknight's
beautiful new Ford.
Mr. ?nd Mrs. Joe Smith enter
tained a hum her of friends at a :
dinner party on Monday last.
Miss Buena Ouzts of Greenwood
is visiting her father, Mr. Will
Ouzts. This attractive young girl
has many friends who are happy to
Miss El lee Swearin^eii has a
lovely house guest, Miss William
son, of Vidalia, (ia.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Swearin
gen will give a beautiful tea on
Wednesday evening complimentary
to Mr. and .Mrs. E. L. Ryan and
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Roper.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Moss and her
attractive children are spending
tiiis week i:i North Augusta wilii
Mr. G. W. Walker.
A Call to Farmers
We want to see the farmers of
Philippi and Long Branch and
.johnston and Harmony and Tren
ton and Horn's Creek and Ropers
and Colliers and Meriwether and
Red Oak Grove and Red Hill and
Antioch and Clark's Hill and Mo
doc and Parksville and Rehoboth
and Plum Brauch and White Town
and Liberty Hill and Cleora and
Gilgal and Pleasant Lane and Be
rea and McKendree and Meeting
Street and Elmwood and Waycross
and Centre Spring lake more inter
est in the county fair. lt is your j
-the people's-fair. Now let's all1
join hands and make il a splendid ;
success, ibu best fair yet held. It|
can bc done, easily done. The;
farmer who is .-elfish and devotes I
all of hi? time and efforts to the ad-1
vance mentof his own personal in-j
terests is not a broad-minded, large-1
hearted, public-spirited citizen.
You may make a suecos of tho j
things that come i m med ia td3' under
your own vine ami li ii live, and yet
withal your life will be a failure.
Von can broaden and develop
grow in usefulness and in influence
-by reaching out and helping oth
ers. When you aid in making a
success of a county agricultural
fair you arc helping others.
Tin: ladies of Lethany ask that |
lil who have decided to attend tho
meeting at that church August 2V>
and 27 Wednesday and Thursday,
will please notify Mrs. C. C. Fuller
McCormick, S. C., R, F. D. be
tween now and that time, so that
some idea may be entertained as to
th3 number who will attend, and
Buiwwble homes may be provided.
Apportionment ot School Funds For
Edgefield County 1914-1915
Red Hill .
South Meriwether .
Lime Stone. 37
. 1 77
$ 158 52
$ 35 00
! 775 41
Upon a petition of the majority of the qualified electors of North Plum
Branch, No. 30, that district is consolidated
Meeting S treet District will be known as No. 30.
with Plum Branch, No. )5.
W. W. FULLER,
E. H. FOLK.
G. W. Scott.
County Zvavd of Education.
How Gov. Blease Treats Farm
Sencca'Farm and Factory.
Several d i if e rent reports of the
vehement conversation between Gov.
Blease and John T. Dyar at Wal
halla last week have been heard
here. A representative of this paper
was not present at the Walhalla
meeting, and Farm and Factory
carried no report of this feature of
the campaign meeting. It is said by
some that Gov. Blease's bitter words
to Mr. Dyar were uncalled for,
while others approve of Blease's at
The Kcowee Courier of this week,
has a lengthy write-up of tho Blease
Dyar spat and that paper has the
following to say:
BLEASE ASKS QUESTION,
"How many of you farmers got
any advance in price for your cot
ton by holding it on E. D. Smith's
advice'?" asked the governor.
"I did," sai 1 John T. Dyar, one
of tho most properous farmers of
Oconee, w..o resides in the Seneca
"Yes, your clothes look like you
have gotten a whole lot for ye ur
cotton," came back from the gov
"T got more by holding on his
"You're a nice looking something
toc?me up here and interrupt a
gentleman when he is speaking,
are'nt you? What you want to do
is to go back home and learn some
manners. You look like you need to
>tand lhere and hold to thc back of
thal chair. You ought to get be
hind it for shame at interrupting a
Commenting editorially on the
incident, the Courier says further:
' John T. Dyar, who lives near
Seneca, is one of the best farmers
in Oconee. He has made a success
of his business; he bas worked for
and earned ev??ry dollar he owns.
He is what is known as a self-made
man, and lie has every reason to be
proud of the job. Gov. Blease's
taunts and jabs al li i m lar.t Thurs
day at Walhalla were unjust ami
uncalled for. The governor asked a
simple question and Dyar gave
a civil reply. What more could a
gentleman want? Yet Mr. Dyar got
unkind jabs and taunts that were
unjust to him and to an Oconee au
dience. There are hundreds of
fanners in Oconee deserving tho
highest praise for their attainments,
but we doubt if there is any more
deserving than Mr. Dyar.
Where Are the Apostles of
Ii this European double is not
settled by diplomacy and arbitra
tion during the next thirty days,
?here will be i war such as Europe
has not experienced since thc
Crimean war nearly sixty years
Thc published cause of the
declaration of war does not seem
an adequate reason for hostilities.
Back behind that there have been
months of intrigue and sharp di
plomacy. The situation has been
understood by Russia, for that
country has been putting her army
"ii.'a war fooling for some time.
Germany, in a quiet way, bas been
hacking up Austria. It was evi
dent that during the recent Balkan
var Austria and Germany were
cady for interference and an as:
gressive movement, but thc proper
'ime and occasion did not come.
France has been watching and
vaitiiiii fora chance at Germany
since Sedan. So when one consid
ers the past and reads between the
lines it looks as if these great pow
ers are ready for war. England,
up to this date, is neutral and
dishes to settle the difficulty by ar
bitration. Germany and Italy will
support Austria and Russia and
France may be expected to cham
pion the cause of Servia. If there
should be a general war it will re
quire a military prophet to tell
where the final conflict would take
place. It is probable that thc
Crimean field would again be the
theatre of hostilities. If England
is forced to take part she would n. ?L
be on the side of Germany, for
these two countries look on each
other with suspicion.-S palian burg
The Size of Servia.
An Atlanta, Gi., man with a
taste for geography and ligures,
got busy and figured out the size of
the little Servia, which just now is
looming so large beneath the dark
clouds of war.
"Three Servias could bc fitted
into the state of Georgia and still
leave enough over for a good-sized
front yard. You could put all of
Emperor Franz Joseph's possessions
in one corner of Texas, Servia i?;
another, and theu have 5,000 miles
of frontier between them," he j
But the population is something
else. Servia, a third the area of
Georgia, has a population of :i,U90,
000, or nearly 4UU.000 more than
Account of Edgefield Meeting
as Reported by the News
and Courier's Special
The one thousand people of Edgre
t?eld who heard the candidates for
United States Senator heie to-day
were almost entirely anti-Blease, ex
cepting: for a small coterie who
cheered the Governor and attempted
to heckle the other candidates.
The anti-Blease doctrine as
preached by L. D. Jennings and W.
P. Pollock delighted the Edgefield
ludience and they showed it by tu
multuously cheering their every
United States Senator E. D. Smith
?vas accorded a great reception and
.he wearers of the cotton blossoms
B. E. Nicholson, county chair
nan, presided. The meeting was
?eld in thc grove on the military '
An onslaught on L. J. Williams,
>f North Augusta, and others re- <
iponsible for calling of the elimina I
ion conference of anti-Bleaseites <
or Friday to centre on the man for 1
Tovernor featured the speech of
"They passed the set of rules and '
)less God they are toying to bolt .'
.heir own rules," charged the Gov- I
irnor, saying: tho call for the con- '
terence "'reeked with partisanship."
Likening the call for the conference 1
.o the Haskell Convention in 1S90, I
.he speaker said the same persons ?
who were fighting him were those .
who fought Tillman and made <
Baskelism possible. 11 hope they i
turill hold their rump convention of 1
mti-Bleaseites," lu stated. He
[uoted from the rules foVbidding a 1
candidate of a clique or faction run- (
ting in the primary, and this, be <
?aid, is what will be done by what- I
jv jr candidate is centred on by the 1
He said his side had "em heat bj
from 18,000 to 20,000 votes/' and
tired ic ted his election as Senator and
d' a Blease man for Governor.
The Governor said he could tell '
JV to-morrow what each side had
His attack on Senator Smith for
eadiug Mr. Weston aa district at- :
corney, and his statement that Sen
itor Tillman should have had the
patronage and praise of J. William
Thurmond, whom Mr. Tillman rec
ommended, was another feature of :
he Governor's speech, rle denied ?
.hal he was losing ground in Au- |
lerson County and read a letter :
"rom "Josh" Ashley saying he was
itrongcr than ever. i
Citing the Coleman incident at i
Whit m i rc, the Fowler incident at I
Anderson and the Norwood incident ;
it Greenville the Governor denoun
;ed what he said was the situation
tvhich made it so ladies did not !
?vant to atteud some meetings tor i
"ear of disorder. He devoted some i
.ime to this subject and charged '
:hat it was the work of an ti-Bk ase i
nen and that no Blease men were
guilty ol' bringing about such con
I i tiona. Ile urged the building of ;
i monument on tue State House
grounds to Gen. Mart Gary and
closed by saying he was a happy i
man because of the honors which
...onie to bira. He was presented h
with Howers and drew applause!
from thc followers.
JEXXlXtfS ox ETIQUETTE.
"I have always buen taught to;
bow my head while the corpse was
being ink MI away," said L. 1). Jen
nings ol' thc cheers of the Blease
men who accompanied thc Governor
from the grounds. At "nee takinir
up the reference ol' the Governor to
Mr. Thurmond, thc speaker said, "I
know Mr. Thurmond is <>n the anti
Blease side in this fight, side by
side with Mr. Weston, and the rest
of us trying to redeem South Caro
lina," whil . the audience cheered.
In a reply ii a 'Hurrah for Coley,"
the speaker said, "Oh, that's so
weak it reminds mo of a dying kil
The Sumter man excoriated the
pardon record of th Governor, say
ing, "Blease's record is worse than
any of the carpel-bag Governors."
After going into detail about tho
Alan Emerson parole the speaker
exclaimed: "A man who can hold
up his head after a record like that
must be a man of abnormal cheek."
HG said the Governor absolutely has
DO chance of election and is dead
politically, saying that in a recent
meeting of some 4-,0?? voters in
Anderson the "Blease men were as
scarce as they are in Edge?eld."
He was warmly applauded and
"YV. P. Pollock was greeted with
an outburst of cheering and imme
diately ' ?it into" the Governor,
saying of him. "He is feather
legged and hasn't dared to slay on
the stand since I opened on his
damnable record, but is ashamed of
it and runs away." He arraigned
the Governor for his remarks about
the elimination conference to be
held Friday, saying it was "Blease
who bad preached factionalism
from every stump, boasted of his
political machine and held caucuses
in the Supreme Court room and the
Governor's office to which only
Blease men were admitted."
He charged the Governor "with
rying to swing to the coat-tails of
T. W. Thurmond, whom he called
Pussy-foot Bill two years ago," and
:>f attempting to get some votes by
lattering Senator Tillman, and
idded, "Anderson CouDty, which
lisgraced itself by giving Cole
Blease over 2,000 majority two
rears ago, is going with the rest }f
:he counties and will wipe Blease
ind the whole Ashley clan from the
face of the earth on August 25,"
kvhich drew tremendous applause.
Mr. Pollock made a neckler ad
mit he came from Greenwood Coun
ty, and asserting ihat the Blease
lecklers were "imported," drew an
ther cheer and laughter from the
;rowd by saying, A "Bleaseite can
make moie noise than five human
His reading of the "Furriner"
ist, the parody on "Old King
Jole," the references to certain
.'olonels on the Governors staff and
particularly the Republican ticket ?.Jjj
jf 13S0, on which he said Col. J.
P. Gibson, of the Governor's staff,
ran fo? ino Legislature UJ Marlboro
county,*kept the 'aY?tV?nce?i tgh?ng
and cheering. He pleaded wilh
the people not to elect the Governor
Senator 'to disgrace his nation as
he has his State," and compliment
ed Edgetield for its heavy anti
lilease vote before. The crowd
wanted iiim to continue, but his
lime was up and he sat down amid
SMJ l il IS POPULAR.
Senator E. D. Smith was greeted
vvit 1J prolonged cheering and got
more when referred to his colleague,
Senator B. R. Tillman, Edgefield's
.on, saying, "Were it not for tiie
limitations of the flesh brought
ibout by Providence, B. lt. Tillman
ivould ask no greater gift of ihe
l-J-od who controls the destinies of
men, than to be in this tight to help
bring back righi conditions in
The Senator's relation of his
work for the farmer and of how he
liad "kept thc faith" by carrying
iHit the promises on which he was
elected, received the closest atten
tion. He was accorded little short
uf an ovation and presented with a
watermelon and peaches from ad
miring farmers. That it was a
Smith crowd was easily seen by the
number of cotton blossoms in the
lapels of coals and the reception ac
The reporters were the recipients
of some line Edgefield peaches, the
-ii': of Mr. J. W. Hardy. They
were sent up to* the stand during
the speaking "With the compli
ments of J. W. Hardy to the news
Special Peach Trains.
With the movement of peaches
from the South Georgia orchards at
it - crest and that from the orchards
of Northeast Georgia just coming
on, the Southern Railway is now
running from 'ive to seven special
peach trains om of Atlanta every
night, carrying the luscious Elber
ta* tu the markets of the East and
North. Tlie total movement over
Southern Kail way for the present
season has run above -JUUO cars of
[leaches to date, and with them
about 200 cars of cantaloupes. The
heaviest movement for any one day
was that of th * night of July 21,
when HU cars of peaches were
moved and il was necessary to run
six special peach trains from Atlan
ta to the Last and one to lite West.