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V0L ?9> EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1914_S0-31
House Set on Fire. Owner Ac
cused. Music Club Met
Mrs. Walker Entertain
ed New Century Club.
On Sunday morning about
o'clock, a negro tenant house, on
Railroad avenue was discovered on
fire by the occupants. The man
awoke and being- attracted by
the odor of burning cotton arose to
investigate. He found under the
corner of the house? which was
baili near the ground, a quantity of
cotton saturated with kerosene
which had been set fire to and was ig
riitm ir the house. With assistance
tLi*? fire was extinguished. Early
?Sunday morning the town authori
ties took the matter in hand, and
telephoned for the penitentiaiy
blood hounds which were put on
tho trail. In the early morning the
tracks found leading from the
house were staked off. They led out
immediately and going about a
mile, stopped at the door of a ne
.gro,Peter Mathis, and seeming! v the
trail could not be made. Mathis,
with six other negroes walked off
some distance. He branching off and
going into a swamp nearby climbed
a tree. The dogs immediately came
to him. An arrest was made and the
negro taken soon after to Edirefield
jail. The house that was set fire to
belonged to Mathis, and was insur
ed for $400.
The Apollo music club met with
Miss Elise Crouch on Friday after
noon, and was called to order by
the presid"nt, Miss Lila Maud Wil
lis, at roll call, the member*
responding with musical ??notations.
The club was delighted in having a
gavel presented to it. hy Mr. Frank
Kenney, which he hud made at
Clemson college. Tnt chief business
was in choosing the club colors and
tiower, and a uer a vote, white and
gold with the white rose were ohos
ino?.*-, h; '.'iiiusiy culture, is
W xml,.-ligure, mind culture and body
Culture. The musicians are io be
studied in chronological order, and
toe two for the afternoon were
Bach and Handel. The musical pro
gram was as follows: A paper, "The
object of the Apollo music club/'
Miss Lila Maud Willis; ''Biographi
cal sketch of Bach," Mrs. F. L.
Parker; "Bachs influence over mu
sical art," Miss Martha Watson; mu
sical selection, "Bourree" Miss Wil
lis; "Life and works of Handel,"
Miss Gladys Sawyer; musical se
lection, "Largo," Mrs. W. F.
Scott. The hostess served a tempt
ing salad course after this had been
enjoyed being assisted by her moth
er, Mrs. H. W. Crouch and Miss
Mrs. Page Nelson Kecsee enter
tained about "it! ?>f her friends with
an "At Home" on Wednesday af
ternoon, the honoree being Miss
Marv Dunovant of Chester. II??r
handsome new home is well adapt
ed tor entertainments, and the in
terior was made very attractive
with quantities of autumn flowers,
and large sprays of the brilliantly
tinted foliage added a pleasing
touch of color. Large bowls of gol
den rod were also used. Miss Jose
pnine Moble.v and Mrs. M. Mobley
assisted the hostess and arranged
list: numerous tables for playing
rook. The tally cards were in the
shape of leaves and the highest
score was made by Miss Lila Maud
Wilii-\ who was presented with a
boudoir cap. After cards were laid
aside an elaborate salad course was
served. The.autumu leaves were
also used here, forming a runner on
the table and were prettily reflected
in the mahogany surface.
The New Century Club met with
Mrs. J. L. Walker on Tuesday af
ternoon and as usual, with this en
thusiastic band, there tvas mr ch
business to come up for discussion
and this being disposed of, the
president Mrs. W. F. Scott turned
the meeting over to Mrs. Walker
whose time it was to act as leaderr.
Three southern authors were dis
cussed, one of them, Mary N. Mur
fee (Charles Edward Craddock)
being a near relation of Mrs. J. G.
Mobley and she was able to give
many interesting facts about her,
having been a frequent visitor in
her home. The program enjoyed
was as follows, "Life of Esten
Cooke," Mrs. A. T. King; "Char
acter of his writings/' Mrs. P. N.
Lou; selected reading, Miss Clara
Sawyer; "Birth and early life of
George Cable," Mrs. Dobey; "An
cestry and misfortunes of Mary N.
Murphee," Mrs.' J. W. Marsh; se
lected reading, Mrs. J. L. Walker;
Song, Good-bye, (Fosti) Miss Gladys
Sawyer. After the program the hos
tess invited her gnest9 to the dining
room for refreshments, where a
three course repast wa9 served. The
table was adorned with a large bas
ket of the club flowers the violet,
and the streamers of violet and
white tulle extended from the elec
trolier to the table. These colors
were also prettily carried out in the
ices and cake and the lights were
violet. The hostess and the young
misses assisting her, were attired in
this pretty color. Passing out into
the hallway all were drawn to the
coffee table by the fragrant aroma,
and Mesdames J. A. Lott and VV.
P. Cassels poured the coffee and
offered the sandwiches.
The Emily Geiger chapter, D. A.
R., met on Monday afternoon with
Mrs. William F. Scott, and after a
short business session, the program
as arranged was held. The subject
for study this year will be " The co
lonial period," the topic for this
afternoon being "The birth of our
country.'' Mrs, Scott is a most hos
pitable as well as gracious hostess,
and when the meeting concluded
she invited her guests to the dining
room where an elaborate salad
course with coffee and whipped
cream was served. The gujsts were
loath to leave this happy and con
Mrs. Frances Hoyt of Harlem,
Ga., is the guest of relatives.
Miss Belle Lynch and Miss Mary]
Marsden have been guests of Miss
Bertha Wood waul. |
Miss Lizzie Posey has been the I
guest of Mrs. Mike Clark.
Miss Ruth Smith has returned to
Tenilie, Ga., being accompanied by
her sister, Mrs. W. B. Ouzts.
Miss Maud Sawyer is at home
from a visit to Camden.
Mr. Jesse Edwards died at his
home here Sunday evening. For the
. two .'..'?ir s ?io i ilvi b?J~U iii .folk,
ing health and for several months
had been cou6ned lo his bed. The
immediate cause of his death was
Bright's disease. A few years ago
he moved his family here from near
Saluda and during the lime that he
made this place his home he has
proven himself a good neighbor and
friend, a true citizen. He was a
member ol the Baptist church a^d
was always a regular attendant and
his kindly fice will be missed from
his accustomed pew. During all his
suffering he bore it with Christian
fortitude and his passing away was
a sweet, peaceful one of the true
Christian. There are seven children
left, Messrs. V. E.,T. E., E. B., and
Rev. J. M. Edwards and Misses
Mary. Jessie and Ida Edwards, his
wife having precede 1 him to the
grave a few years ago. Mr. T. J.
Edwards was a brothc. The funer
al serv'Cis were conducted h.-ie Mon
clay afternoon at 4 (/duck by Dr.
A. T. King, after which the body
was laid tu rest in Mt. of Olives
Meeting of Mission Society.
At the meeting of the Baptist
mission society on Monday after
noon, the following del?gales wen
elected to the meeting of the W.
M. IT. in Newberry November 8
11:.Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman will
represent the western division, and
! Mr?. A. L. Barker, Mrs. Fannie
Tompkins, Mrs. B. B. Jonesand
I Miss Miriam Norris will go as a
delegate from the local societies.
Avery encouraging report was j
made by the treasurer, Mrs. J. W.
Peak, who said that the full ap
portionment of *55'2.0U had been
raised and forvanled to the vari
ous purposes for which they were
The most entertaining feature of
the program was a talk on the Holy
Land by Mrs.Mamie Tillman which
was of great interest to all present,
and the more, because it has been
visited and the experience related
to us by one of our mission society.
Arrangements* for the concert and
flower show were also discussed,
Mrs. E. J. Norris presiding.
Notice: The Hart, Schaffner &
Marx suits and overcoats are in
cluded in our 25 per cent reduction
sale. Spend $15.OU, save ?10.UU.
F. G. Mertius, Augusta, Ga.
Many Visitors Come and Go.
School Will Open Next
Monday. A Surprise
Mr. O. D. White went on a busi
ness trip to Parksville last week.
Mr. Jim Deal visited his son-in
lax, Mr. Johnson Stevens, of New
berry, last week, He has been quite
ill with fever.
Mr. W. T. Reynolds went to Au
gu<*ta|last Sunday to see his sister,
Mrs. W. W. Fuller, who was very
iii after undergoing a serious opera
Mr. Irby White, Misses Leona
White and Maggie Med lock, visit
ed relatives in McCormick Satur
d iv night.
Mr. C eveland Patterson and wife
returned home Sunday after two
w-.'.'ks stay in Shatterfiald section,
where Mr. Patterson has been do
ing carpenter's] work.
1 he people of this section were
surprised very much last Tuesday
a. m., when they heard that Mr.
Marshall Morgan and Miss Kate
M ed lock were united in marriage
at thc home of Rev. J. T. Little
john's. It bas been said that next
year the law will force every bache
lor to pay 960 extra tax eaoh for
not marrying, so we presume that
Mr. Morgan didn't want his name
on that list.
Miss Essie Buasey came from
Anderson Saturday to begin her
school work Monday. We wish for
her much success during this session.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Barden spent
Sunday with Mr. Walter Ridle
hoover and family, also Mr. and
Mrs. Clay Jennings were their
Miss Ruby White spent Sunday'
with Misses Nenie and Georgia
White. % Aster.
D. A. R. Meeting.
gie Hill was the scene of a ver}
pleasant gathering on Tuesday af
ternoon, t'ne occasion being the
monthly meeting of the Old 96
D ?strict Chapter.
Mrs. Hill lives about four miles
from Edgetield, ami the drive was
greatly enjoyed, especially by those
who had such pleasant companion
ship as the writer. The wild Howers
on this road from Edgefield are un
usually pretty at this season.
There were about fifteen in at
tendance, and in the absence of the
Regent, Miss Sarah Collett upon
ref i nest, took charge of the meeting.
A committee to arrange for a con
tribution to t'ne Red Cross was ap
pointed, consisting of Mrs. J. L
Mims, Mrs. J. W. Peak and Mrs.
Maggie Hill. Letters were read
'from Mrs. Woodson and others, and
the announcement was made that
the Regent would attend the state
D. A. R. convention in Rock Hill.
The historical program had been
arranged by Miss Collett and was
carried out in the|reading -of sketch
es of three partisan generals, the
first, Gen. Sumter, most pleasantly
treated by Miss Glad vs Chappell;
the second, Gen. Andrew Pickens,
by Mrs. J. W. Peak, and the third
Gen. Francis Marion by Mrs. D. B.
Hollingsworth. All these were very
instructive and well prepared.
At the close of the historical pro
gram, a very elaborate salad course
with coffee was served in the ante
bellum style. One of the waitresses
who served was one of the old
school, and curtsied to each person
as she handed the abundant re
freshments. This was an unusual
sight for the present day, and made
ns both, pleased and saddened that
but few of these courteous relics of
antiquity still remain to reflect hon
or upon the past of their race. We
almost felt as if we had been trans
ferred to the day of our revolution
ary ancestry and these fathers of
our country would appear before us
in flesh and blood. The chapter is
greatly indebted to Mrs. Hill for
thia delightful afternoon.
The next meeting will be held in
November and will be entertained
with Miss Ina Hill.
Cures Hld Sore?, Other Remedies Won't Cure.
fhe worst casts, no matter o! how IODR standing,
arc cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
.alu and Heals at the same time. 25c. 50c. $U?
R?ception in Honor of Teachers.
Edgefield always gives the in
structors of the youth of our town
a cordial welcome, and accords to
^iem a high place in the esteem of
otu* people, but the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union has made
it ? habit for some years to give
them some tangible evidence of the
attitude which they assume tosvards
these honored members of our com
On Friday evening from 8 to 10
o'clock the W. O. T. U. entertain
ed at an evening reception at the
home of Mrs. Mary Norris and
Mrs. Tillman. In the receiving line
were the teachers and the officers
of the local W. C. T. U. At the
door, the hostess, Mr. and Mrs. W.
j'^v Lott, and Mr. F. J. Norris met
^.guests and welcomed them.
Fruit punch was served from
.the front piazza by Misses Genevieve
Norris and Florence Mints.
- When all the guests, about seven
t;> -five in number, had assembled, a
'sh?vrt program was carried out as
follows with Rev. R. G. Shannou
krise in charge:
Vocal selection, Miss Miriam
Norris with Mrs. Tillman accom
Five short talks:
' The star of hope stands over
the American public school," Mr.
"'Prospects for National Probibi"
tir.n," Rev. J. R. Walker.
'The present war and the alco
hol question," Mr. J. L. Mim6.
''How can the teacher aid in
bringing the ideal," Prof. T. J.
"Our nation to-morrow, Prof. C.
All of th?se talks, though but
short in duration, gave encourage
ment lo the temperance cause, and
weie full of good thought and
splendid ideas. The day will come,
when these subjects will no longer
l?e discussed as a problem, but as
?A\i of the struggles with an evil
; ed in future history. God
The program was finished with a
vocal selection by Mrs. R. G.
The decorations were very sug
gestive, the library having some
educational posters placed on the
riirtains and in conspicuous places
in the room. >
In the front hall, there were ban
ners bearing the names of the ten
dry states, Oklahoma, Maine, North
Dakota, Tennessee, Georgia, Mis
sissippi, West Virginia, Kansas,
North Carolina, and Virginia. In
one corner was the banner of South
Carolina, dreary and desolate,
..mong this galaxy of heroic south
ern state", but the time of her de
liverance draws nigh.
?a the parlor where the program
was enjoyed, everything was in
.. hite, and a picture of Frances
billard looked on lo enjoy the
s-.-.ene-a scene influenced by the
labors of her heroic and self-sacri
ficing life-and without that life,
perhaps, the occasion would never
At the close of the program an
elaborate salad course with coffee
.ind marshmallows was served.
Dr. A. W. Lamar in Edgefield.
Sunday was a good day with the
Baptists in ridgefield. Dr. Lamar
of College Park, Geoigia, carne over
on Saturday, and lilied the Baptist
pulpit Sunday morning, talking at.
the Sunday school and paeaohing
for the union service at the Presby
rian church Sunday evening. At
all these services, large crowds
greeted him, aud listened to his elo
quent discourses with rapt attention.
The union service was perhaps the
largest ever held.
Dr. Lamar, as a boy, lived in
Edgetield for Heveral years, residing
in the home of Chancellor Ward
law, who lived at the present Rains
ford residence, and attended the
school of Mrs. Mcclintock, at the
home now occupied by Mrs. Car
wile. He visited these places with
great interest. It has been thirty
four years since he waa last in
Edgefield. He was pastor and one
of the most active workers in the
early history of the Johnston church,
and went from Edgefield to John
ston for a service. Dr. Lamar has
preached and lectured in almost
every State in the union, but still
has an abiding affection for Edge
field, even alter these many years.
D. A. Tompkins.
Gradually, quietly, very gently,
the long release came to Mr. D. A.
Tompkins. With it closed the ac
tivities of a mind which ever work
ed for community good, and of
hands that always wrought for the
betterment of social, moral and in
dustrial conditions, first at horne,
next in the State and after that in
the Nation. His character is quite
well portrayed in the sketch which
bas been prepared for the news col
umns, and it was the qualities there
in outlined which so early in his life
in Charlotte brought him into prom
inence throughout the South. An
unassuming engineer and sur
veyor when he reached Charlotte
to face th?1 problems of his career,
he died with his i ame known at
home and abroad as a developer of
enterprise and the builder ol' monu
ments to prosperity. He had been
discernment and this tie exercised
in consideration of all projects
upon which he was approached for
aid or advice. Never a thing in
volved in doubt had countenance
from him; never a good movement
appealed to him in vain. Of the
latter, none in Charlotte failed of
his support was never passive. It
was active and founded on a deter
mination to secure results lu this
way he gave momentum to the cot
ton oil industry, whose value was
at first not xppreciated, but which
has become second in importance
only to thc cotton iudustry itself,
ile was a practical economist, and
he worked strongly and heroically
in the building and loan interests
until the associations had gained an
impetus from which their present,
splendid proportions were of ea*y
and safe attainment.
With Mr. Tompkins' construc
tive ideas and his achievements in
community development the pub
lic has some knowledge. With his
private characteristics and his so- ,
cial side, however, it. has had but
partial appreciation, for he kept
that to himself. His more intimate
associates who at times had a
g.Iiinp^. ol' ).:-. it-, .'?)";.. .Vcnw him to'l
he aman of noble and generous im
pulses, strong in his sympathies,
mindful of human faults and appre
ciative of merit and virtues, but to
this, he would have us give small
"Suffice it that he never brought
His conscience to the public mart:
But lived himself the truth he taught,
White-souled, clean-handed, pure ot'
A memorial in stone may some
time mark his resting place, but all
nver the South there are living
monuments to the triumph of his
constructive character. The ener
gies which he expended in the de
velopment of the communities which
came under his influence will elo
quently proclaim how well he
wrought and how mightily tie ac
complished. With Mr. Tompkins
?ead, a career of splendid achieve
ment is ended.-Charlotte Observer.
In the death of Mr. D. A. Tomp
kins, of Charlotte, trie South has
lost a man of constructive genius.
Kor many years this valuable citi
zen, who made his own way from
an unknown man to a national fig
ure, has labored without ceasing in
the up-building of the South's in
dustries. He was instrumental in
developing the cotton seed oil in
dustry. lt was he, in connection
with the late Mr. J. P. Caldwell,
who founded the Charlotte Daily
Observer,and these two men built
up that paper to its present position
The death of Mr. Tompkins is
the cause of peculiar regret to the
Greenville Daily News, as he was
for a time a large stockholder in
this paper, and although he has
iold a part of his interest, he was
still affiliated with the ownership
when death came to him. He aided
The News, as he did the Charlotte
Observer, in building from smaller
to greater things.
Mr. Tompkins was a man of dis
cerning mind and excellent judg
ment. His counsel will be missed
in various industries in Charlotte
and elsewhere. He was an unos
tentatious man, his private charac
teristica being known to a compar
ative few. Of these the Charlotte
Observer speaks eloquently, and as
that paper knew Mr. Tompkins bet
ter, perhaps, than an.v other per
sons or firms, we refer any reader
who may be interested in this char
acter to the words of the Observer,
to be found in another column of
this paper.-Gieenville News.
Mrs. Broadwater Entertained at
Her Elegant Home. Death
of Mr. C. A. Long. Box
The death of Mr. C. A. Long,
while not entirely unexpected, was
nevertheless a shock to his host
of friends here. He had been in
declining health for the past several
months, but recently he had improv
ed to such an extent as to be out
and mingle with his friends, but
the end came quietly and peaceful
ly in the early morning of Monday.
Mr. Long was originally from New
berry, but Trenton bas long since
claimed him by adoption. He has
always been a useful and substan
tial citizen, a contentious, courte
ous gentleman and his place in the
community will be hard to fill. But
in the home circle, around his own
fireside where his ever faithful and
now desolate and broken-heated
wife is left the grief is most keenly
felt. To her and his devoted chil
dren, Mr3. Walter Smith and Mr.
Fred Long, Jr., his sisters and his
brother we offer our deepest sym
pathy. Mr. Long was a member of
the Lutheran church at Newberry,
but was an attendant of Harmony
and it was at this church yard that
he was buried, a large concourse of
friends and relatives being present
to pay their last tribute of respect.
A thoroughly charming lady in
our midst al pr?tent ia Mrs. Sara
Bennett from Rockingham, N. C.,
the guest of Mrs. Abner Broadwa
ter. In compliment to her frieud
Mrs. Broadwater gave a dinner sev
eral evenings ago. The table was
beautiful in its decorations of cut
glass and silver, with a tall crystal
vase of long stemmed pink roses,
for its central ornament, makiug a
perfect setting for the elegant course
dinner served thereupon. x\fter
dinner the guests repaired to the
parlor where music, both vocal and
inat.'u..i;'-'>,:'>. w cnj^yec! T'w.
evcLir.g throng ii ou', was "a'deiight
j ul on?.' and a lovely compliment to
a very lovely visitor. Among those
present *ure Rev. and Mrs R. G.
Shannonhunse, Ur. and Mrs. Ribert
Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Broad
water, Air. anti Mrs. .1. I). Mathis.
Mrs. Willis Miiier and little
Dorothy have returned home from
a visit to relatives in Batesburg.
On Wednesday evening of the
past week Mr. and Mrs. L. D.
Crouch entertained quite a party of
[rienda, the occasion being the fifth
anniversary of their marriage. Mrs.
Crouch provee herself a charming
Hostess, and apart from many other
pleasure? afforded, served a de
The ladies of the Baptist Mis
sionary Society met at the home of
Mrs. S. A. Morrall and packed a
box ol' clothing for the little girl
tiley are supporting at the Connie
Mrs. Bess Jones Miller and Mrs.
Eva Jones are guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Sidney Mille?- and Mr. and
Mrs. Garland Colemau.
Mrs. Charles Moore is making
short visits to friends and relatives
this week in Atlanta, Washington
Mrs. Wallace Wise entertained a
number of friends at a spend-the
day-party on Saturday, complimen
tary to Mrs. John Butler of North
Mrs. S. A. Morrall gave a lovely
little card party to Miss Clara Har
igal during her recent visit here,
and at the conclusion of the game
served dainty refreshments.
Mrs. Austin Clark is enjoying a
visit to Coiuuibia.
Miss ??allie Smith and Mr. Grif
fis both of this place were quietly
married on Thursday last. This
came as somewhat of a surprise to
this large circle of friends and the
best wishes and heartiest congratu
lations are being bestowed upon
Death of Aged Citizen.
Saturday morning last Mr. T. E.
Settles ?lied at the home of Mr. H.
M. Morgan in the lower part of the
jounty. He was in his GOth year.
He had a large number of friends
and will be missed in the communi
ty where he passed the major por
tion of bis long life. Mr. Settles
was never married. He was buried
at Hardy's church, the Rev. P. B.
Lanham conducting the funeral.