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^fOL.79. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1914 NO. 37.
Death of Utile Child Very
Profitable W. C. T. U.
Meeting. Miss Mobley
. Ifni. E. D. Denny it visiting ber
daughter, Mrs. Moorer, at Fairfax.
Miss Emma Griffin of Marion has
been the guest of her cousin, Mrs.
J. P. Bean.
Mrs. J. W. Marsh has soneto
Gainesville, Fla.., to be present at
the marriage of her sister. Miss
Mrs. Fannie P. Hoyt has gone to
Atlanta to attend the W. C. T. U.
M:r. A. J. Mobley of Auburndale,
6a., is here for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Le ?ris B lou nt, Sr,,
of Fairfax have been guests in the
home of their soo, Mr. Lewis
Those from here who attended
the state TV. M. TT. held at New
berry last week were Mesdames J.
A. Lott, W. J. Hatcher, P. C. Ste
vens, A. P. Lewis, ?. L. R?ams and
W. T. Witt, and Misses Helen Lew
is and Martha Watson.
Rev. M. L. Kester and O. S.
Weriz attended the united Synod
of the Lutheran church which con
vened last week in Columbia.
The - Wesley Bible class of the
Methodist have made up a donation
for the suffering Belgium*, which
will be sent on at an early date.
The W. C. T. TJ. held a very
profitable meeting on Friday after
noon with M rs. S. J. Watson, the
chief feature being the report of the
state W. C. T. U. meeting recently
hold, this being given in detail by
Mrs. James white, who represented
the union. At an early date the fur
nished bed, which the union will
place in the door of hope, will be
purchased, nearly all of the neces
sary expense fund being on hand.
At the close of the meeting the hos
tess served fragrant hot tea with
^sandwiches. Fol lo wi ag are t?jeioffi:
coming year: President, Mrs. T. R
Denny; vice-president. Mrs. J. L.
v. Smith; secretary, Mrs. J. A. Dobey;
treasurer, Miss Zena Payne. Su
perintendents-Sunday school, Mrs.
A. P. Lewis; medical temperance.
Mrs. A. T. King; co-coeiation of
missionary societies, Mrs. M. T.
Turner; white ribbon recruits, Mrs.
J. W. Marsh; flower mission, Mrs.
O. D. Black; rescue work, Mrs.
James White; fairs and open air
meetings, Mrs. J. L. Walker; press,
Mrs. P. N. Lott; musical director,
Mrs. M. A. H met; medal contest,
Mrs. M. W. Clark; anti-narcotics,
Mrs. A. P. Lott; mother's meetings,
Mrs. P. B. Waters, Jr.; circulation
of official organs, Mrs. W. W.
Little Russell, the 6 year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Edwards,
died on Thursday evening. During
his life he has always been delicate,
and the frail little form was not
able, to resist-the sudden attack. He
was a bright and lovable child, and
his fond parents will sadly miss
him. The funeral services were con
ducted on Friday afternoon at the
Mt. of Olives cemetery by Dr. A.
T. King, after which the body was
laid tenderly to rest.
M rs, G. P. Cobb is still quite
?ick at her home here, having for a
month or more been suffering with
carbuncles, which seem to be sap
ping her strength away. She was
considered in a critical state last
week but at present seems better.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. LaGrone
went to Aiken on Tuesday in sum
mons to a telegram stating the sud
den death of the latter's father, Mr.
W. M. Coleman. Mr. Coleman had
been sick for "several months and a
f.troke of paralysis hastened the end.
The burial took place cn Tuesday
afternoon in the cemetery of the
Rock Springs Baptist church. Much
sympathy is felt for Mrs. LaGrone
in her bereavement, by her many
Miss Josephine Mobley enter
tained a party of her friends on
Wednesday afternoon and two hours
were happily spent. The crowd was
congenial and merry,, and 6 baud
rook, afforded the pastime. The
highest score was made by Mrs.
W. B. Ouzts who was presented
with a dainty hand embroidered
cuff and collar set. Beautifully ar
ranged refreshments of salad course
with coffee and Hweets were served.
The Apollo music club met with
Mn. Leon Stannett on Saturday
afternoon, and after the president
Miss Lila Maud Willis bad con
dueted a short business session, the
study of ''Beethoven was taken up,
Mrs. James Strother, the appointed
leader. The following was the ar
ranged program: ?*'Beethoven, boy*
hood and. education," Mrs. W; F.
Scott; "Character and personal
traits," Mrs, E. R. Mobley; 'P'osi;
tion in the musical world," Mrs. O.
D. Blick; '"Sonotas and sympho
nies," Mrs. F. M. Boyd; "Contem
porary musicians," Miss Clara Saw
yer; music "Fur Elise," Miss Elise
Crouch; "The heavens are telling,"
"Farewell to the piano, Miss
"Sonota April 26," Mibs Willis.
"Fantasia," Miss Nina Ouzts.
The gracious hostess during the
last hour served a delightful repast
of escolioped oysters, crackers,
pickle sandwiches and fruit salad.
She was assisted by her mother,
Mrs. Pearce and Mrs. W. B. Ouzts.
The Emily Geiger chapter, D. A.
R. met at the heme of Mrs. James
White on Monday afternoon and
with the subject, "Events that led
io the Revolution," an hour was
spent in discussion, some good
papers bein,;; given. A soeial while
was spent dicing which time the
hostess served a tempting salad
course with coffee, followed by
sweets. Several guests besides the
members were present.
The November meeting of the
Mary Ann iftuie chapter, D. of C.
was held on Thursday afternoon
with Mrs. U. D. Black, the meet
ing coming in Alphabetical order.
Au hour was filled with business,
the chapter being 57 strong and is
very active. A report was heard
from the flower show, and a nice
sum was realized, this to be used in
payment on the Confederate monu
ment and on the 50 additional iron
crosses recently purchased to mark
the veterans' graves in rural ceme
teries. It is the custom of the chap
ter to visit the County Home on
Thanksgiving, taking a basket of
good things, and this year the mein
giving. After all business, the
meeting was turned over to Mrs.
Black, historian, who gave current
events of the U. D. C. Miss Clara
Sawyer read an interesting paper,
an i a pleasing piano duet, "Sextette
from Lucia," was rendered hy Mis
ses Frances and Bessie F ord Tur
The friends of Mr. M. T. Turner
will regret to know that he is ill
with fever. For the past six months
or more he has been under the treat
ment of Dr. Houston of Augusta,
and about a week ago, as a culraina?
tion of his general indisposition,
fever resulted. Dr. Houston has at
tended him here and a trained nurse
is assisting to restore him to health.
The union meeting of the third
division meets with the Plum
Branch Baptist church November
11:00: Devotional exercises by
11:30: Enrollment of delegates
with verbal reports from churches.
1st Query-Chm ch discipline,
(a) nature, (b) needs (c) how ad
ministered. J C Harvley, J P Nix
2nd Query-Making our church
es a place of merchandise to raise
money for religious cause. C Y D
Freeland, P JU Bussey.
1:00: Adjourn for dinner.
3rd Query -Granting church let
ters to members in good faith and
order who have nor, contributed to
the need of church for a number of
years, J U Morgan, W R Leggat,
G M Sextou.
4th Query-How should the
church deal with non attendants,
Jno. ? McKJie, J M Bussey, M M
10:30: Sunday school in usual
Length of time for Sunday Behool.
10 minutes talk by H E Bunch.
Amount and kind of literature
used, Prof. Andeison.
Should prayer meetings be held
in connection with Sunday school,
P H Bussey.
If you need a good suit of winter
clothes for less money than you
ever bought them before, cometo
us. We can save you some money.
Mukashy Bargau House.
A? Appeal For Aili For the
Editor of The Advertiser^ I
have just received from Mr. . Bwce
Walker Kavenel, chairman ot ?he
Belgium relief committee af South
Carolina, a communication .saying
that said relief committee, ? 'Aotrng
under authority of the Colombia
Chamber of Commerce, has started
a state-wide South Carolina ?move
ment to raise cash, food staffs,
clothing and other contributions; to
be sent to Belgium to the .women,
children and other noncombatants
who are facing starvation and mis
ery. This committee has decided "to
appoint a chairman m each'county
ai.d we urge you to take step* to
collect everything possible as.o?t
li: ed above."
1 have informed this committee;
thal I will do all that I can to pro
mote the accomplishment of their
laudable purpose; and J beg to re
quest that you will do me the favor,
to render all the assistance in yourj
p ?wer through the columns of your
p.iper, for I am satisfied that the
people of our county will take great
pleasure in contributing liberally to/j
tit is cause.
Belgium has been swept by fire
and sword. The people of that un
i: ippy Ci mu try are in a destitute
and starving condition, and unless
their cry for help shall be-heard by}
the charitable people everywhere^
consequences will befall them that
will be appalling to humanity and
to christianity. I do not; know any
instrumentality for the worksop
mercy aud charity that is as effect*
ive as the work that may ?be dojpj:
by the churches of the land.
Therefore I beg to appeal to
pastors of our county to pr?sent
this matter to their respective
churches at their next meeting, to; .
the end that they may adopt such
plan as may appear to thom best, tc
promote the purpose of contritos
ting to the relief of thess unfortu
nate and suffering people.. I shalt'
thankful for any assistance t!
may be rendered by our people,
will forward promptly any
gives twice whbfgives quickly, ana
unless help shall be rendered soon
it will be too late. Please help me
in this cause.
Yours very respectfully,
J. C. Sheppard.
Honor Roll Edgefieldl Graded
and High School.
First Grade, Janette Timmons.
Advanced First: Elizabeth Bailey,
Kathryn Stewart, Hansford Minin,
Orlanda Morgan, Henry Clippard,
Furman Helston, Burts McManus,
Second Grade: Elizabeth Timmer
man, Robert Tompkins, Felicia
M i ms, Mary Marsh, Willie Parks,
M\y Rives, Royal Shannonhouse.
Third Grade: Elizabeth Lott, Isa
belle Byrd, Benjamin Cogburo,
John Wells, Thomas Bailey.
Fourth Grade: George Tompkins,
Eleanor Mime, Helen Nicholson,
Mobley Sheppard, Sam Paul, Mitch
ell Wells, Corrie Cheatham, Ger
trude Thurmond, Raymond Folk.
Fifth Grade: Lois Mims, Dixon
Sixth Grade: Norma Shannon
house, Edith Ouzts, Sara Lyon,
Seventh Grade: Edwin Folk, Ar
thur Britt, James Sharpton, Ilene
High School, Eighth Grade: Mar
garet May, Neta Ouzls. Willie Peak,
Fred Mays, Lydia Brunson.
Ninth Grade, Ouida Pattison,
Emmie Broadwater, Janice Morgan,
Can ol Rainsford.
Tenth Grade: Lula Ouzts, Blon
delle Hart, Alma DeLoach, Ida
Eleventh Grade: Evelyn Broad
water, Walter Mays.
Don't Delay Treating Your
A slight cough often becomes se
rious. Lungs get congested, bron
chial tubes fill with mucus. Your
vitality is reduced. You need Dr.
Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey. It soothes
your irritated air passages, loosens
mucous aud makes your system re
sist colds. Give the baby and chil
dren Dr. Bells Pine-Tar-Honey.
It's guaranteed to help them. Only
.25c at your druggist.
tty Demonstration Agent
; Lott Deplores All Cotton
j System And Urges Diver
t T sification and Live Stock.
?s oar people are going th ron ph
s trying ordeal for- the eecond time
in the last decade, we deem it time
ly ?o ofter somfi advice, not that
we fee*l competent bot beca ase of a
consuming ' desire to be of some
Berrico to our fellow farmers. In be
ginning thia article we have search
ed ibnr vocabulary for a word ex
pressive enough to describe our
syst?m of agriculture and nothing
occurs more explicit than "rotten,"
not on the fun-fact? only but through
Thin the greatest of climates, sea*
?-Oos long enough to grow anything
except tropical fruits, soils, adapted
tp<ali crops, yet we have only one \
poney crop, cotton. Cotton to pay
grocery bills, bank notes, interest I
on mortgage notes, tuition, taxes, j
church expenses, labor, etc., and if j
anything happens to this all impor
tant and axpensive crop the bottom
falls out at once, jiiBt as it has done
this fall. Our patience becomes
ihtead-bare and we almost have
nervous prostration when we hear
farmers abusing the Federal govern
ment because it won't flood the
south with millions . to take the
present crop of cotton off our hands
ind give us an opportunity to buy
iiaillious of dollars worth of fertili
sers to make millions and millions
more of cotton to fuss and rangle
?er in the fall of 1015.
|? The remedy lies in the realm of
common sense-diversify. Any
farmer who depends upon any other
pelion of the country to supply
him with rations for man and beast)
"not a farmer but a planter. A
itizen of Johnston recently told
of an incident that came under
observation. Two men planted
is after their notions, one made
mndred bales of cotton and the
??he bale. The hundred bale
"not, pay out, the one bale
iaan had"his and~7TT?"not owe^?m?
cent on it. Who was the farmer?
The one-bale man raised every
thing he needed. The hundred
bale man bought everything.
Present conditions have caused
our people toset up and take notice.
It means better agriculture than
the south has ever had. This sys
tem, even if it did come by law,
means more grain, oats, wheat, corn,
more hay, more live stock, all
money products, something to sell
every month. Now don't stop to
think about how many yearling?-,
pigs, kids and lambs you can fur
nish your local butcher-cut that
out and make your calculations on
how many you can furnish for the
iirst car load, shipped from your
nearest railroad station to some
larger market. You won't have to
ship on uncertainty; whenever there
is a car of marketable live stock in
your community let the feet be
known to packing houses and buy
ers will come after it.
Make every thing you need on
your farm and some to spare Dr.
all the cotton as a surplus, was and
Seaman A. Knapp's idea what a
farmer should and could do. Those
of us who knew Dr. Knapp, remem
ber him as the greatest friend the
farmer ever had and his work as a
great benefactor, is now carried on
in South Carolina by Pr?f. W. W.
Lor g. Prof. Long and his men inj
the field are working a revolution
in the system of agricultural in this
state and if the farmers of the state
will heed the good advice given
by him through his men better
times are sure to com j in the near
future. Cover all your land with
something green for the winter,
save all the winter legumes you can
get, plant ail the peas you can,
grow your nitiogen. Plant one
third corn, one-third grain and the
remainder in cotton.
P. ?. Lott.
Notice to Ladies Having Honor
Please hand your filled out honor
rolls to Mrs. B. E. Niobolson with
in the next few days as it is necessa
ry to get them to MHB Fleming in
time for her report for the conven
Mrs. A. A. Woodson,
Chairman committee publishing
honor rolls South Carolina division
CT. D. C.
Lord Kitchener Thinks War
Will be a Long One
New York, Nov. 14.-The Euro
pean war promises io be a lon?
drawn out affair, according to emi
nent soldiers, statemen and bankers
in London, Paris and other cities.
Their replies to the question. "How
long will the war last?" follow:
By. Lord Kitchener:
"It will be a long war."
By Czar of Russia:
"There can be no peace negotiations
before the enemy is completely
By Lord Northcliffe, publisher of
the London Daily Mail and other
"Expert opinion considers that
the war will be over by August.
I am not an expert, ray war expe
riences being limited to some d?ys
in France with the French and Brit
ish armies, but I think it will drag
on much longer.
''Modern battles are slow. The
Germans have now for one month
been incurring ghastly losses in a
foolish attempt to reach Calais.
They have LO posible chance of
getting there and are., preparing for
"If Germany's n?vy dares to come
out it will be annihilated. I be
lieve that it will emerge in a mad
attempt at invasion in combina
tion with Zeppelins and subma
By Lieut. .Col. Rousset, France's
most prominent military critic:
It is utterly impossible to predict
the limit of the war. Both sides are
lighting a battle of trenches similar
to that at Sebastopol, which rt took
two years to capture.
"We have 2,000,000 fresh troops
ready not far from the front, while
there are other new armies in the
south. In the long run Germany
must give way through starvation.
The Anglo-French blockade of Tur
key further complicates the German
By T. P. O'Connor, member of
"My impression is that the war
will last a good while yet. The only
terms which the allies can accept are
TermswhlcurSterraany.ia likffty to re
fuse unless she is thoroughly beaten
and that will take some time."
By Josephus Daniels, secretary
of the United States navy:
"I would not dare even to guess
it. No man in this country can
know enough about the forces, their
position, the capacity, in Europe to
make a prediction."
The union meeting of the 2nd di
vision of the Edgeiield Baptist asso
ciation will meet with Hardy's
church on 20-30 Nov., 1914, at ll
a. m., devotional exercises by the
pastor. After call of delegates re
1. The reflex influence of giving
to missions, Walter Carpenter and J
2. Is not the church in danger of
becoming commercialized to the ex
tent of relying more on the pjwer
of money or human methods and
plans than upon God for the evan
gelization of the world, G W Med
lock and Rev. J T Littlejohn.
3. To what extent, and who are
responsible for the prosperity of a
church in any community, George
Wright, Rev. J P Mealing and H
4. What are some of the most
potent means of Christian devel
meiH, Martin Medlook. J O Atkin
son, and W A Gaines.
Sunday a. m., missionary sermon
by Rev J T Littlejohn, afternoon
services to be provided for.
P. B. Lin ham.
D. ?. R. Meeting.
The Old 96 District Chapter, D.
A. R..W?11 hold its monthly meeting
with Miss Ina Hill on Saturday af
ternoon, November 21, at 3:30
o'clock. As there will be a report
from the conference at Rock Hill
all members are urged to be present.
Mrs. A. A. Woodson,
An Active Liver Means Health.
If you want good health, a clear
complexion and freedom from dizzi
ness, constipation, billiousness,
headache and indigestion, take Dr.
King's New Life Pills. They drive
out fermenting and undigested
foods, clear the blood and cure con
stipation. Only 25a at your druggist.
Two Deaths, Mrs. Dike and Mr.
Talbert Rain Makes Roads
Muddy. Grain Being
Largely Sown. ? , ?
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The farmers of this section are
about through pick ID g cotton, or up
with their -picking anyway. *. ??me
are through palling com, and every
one is trying to sow as mach'grain
as possible. ' '
The people, of. this community
were saddened .by the message from
Augusta last . T]huTsday ' 'morning,
that Mrs. Lizzie Dike, was dead and
her body would be brought tb Beth
any church for burial. She was
weil known in this section, and has
many relatives and friends who will
miss her very much. We are also
sorry to report the death of Mr. H.
Q. Talbert, who was a well-known
citizen of this section and has a
host of friends here, though he had
been living in McCormick, for sev
eral years where he passed away
last Saturday morn. His remains
were laid to rest in Bethany ceme
tary Sunday morning November 15.
I am glad to say that Mrs. Dan
White who was carried to the hos
pital some time ago returned last
week to her heme, and is doing fine
Mrs. Eugene Langley and little
ones spent last Saturday night with
Mrs. J. A. Walls.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E Mann were
the guest of Mr. J. M. Minor and
family last Sunday.
Mr. J. A. Walls spent last Sun
day with Mr. B. N. Talbert.
Miss Mary Bowie came down
from Anderson last week to be
ready for her work Monday morn
ing as assistant teacher of White
Miss Lucy Brown from McCor
mick visited Miss Maggie Deale last
Saturday night, and Misses Lucy
IJrown, Maggie Deale, and Essie
Bussey were guest of Mrs. W.
T. Reynolds last Sunday.
Miss Coreen Walls was the guest
of Misses Rosa ;md Mattie Sue Mi
nor Suturday and Sunday.
Nov. 16, 1914.
Cold Spring News.
People are sewing* oats and wheat
thia fail as never before. Rain has
somewbat interfered with farm
work thc ugh.
Our school is progressing nicely
under the wise leadership of Miss
Lila Lanham and Miss Mary Townes.
Mr. Ernest Quarles has had his
house newly painted, making of it
a beautiful home.
Mr. Byrd McClendon has
purchased Mr. P. B. Stone's place.
\Ir. Stone had just finished a new
house. He has charge of the large
Tar m of Mr. George W. Adams on
Mrs. George Mathis died last
Tuesday night at 9:30 o'clock, and
was buried at Red Hill Wednesday
afternoon, her pastor, Rev. J. T.
Littlejohn, officiating at the funeral.
A large number of people attended
the funeral and the grave was cov
ered willi beautiful liowers. Mrs.
Mathis was 66 years of age aod had
been in failing health for the last
year, but not until the last two
weeks did the family and friends
think the end was near. She was a
great sufferer during the last few
?eeks ot' her sickness, yet she bore
it as becometh a child of God.
Mrs. Mathis joined the Red Hill
church quite young and lived a
consistent Christian life all through
the years. She has entered upon that
rest that rcmaineih for the people
of God. She was a devoted wife,
a loving mother and a true friend
Mrs. Mathis leaves her husband,,
six children and a large circle of
friends to mourn her loss. They do
not mourn as those who have no
hope, for their loved one is with her
Mrs. J. T. Littlejohn has return
ed from Newberry where she at
tended the convention of tho Wo
man's Missionary Union. She re
ports a pleasant and profitable
meeting. She stopped over in Green
wood one night to see the Rose
Cottage boys at the B M. I. They
are well pleaeed and arc getting
Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Edmunds of
Parksville visited friends in our
town last week. Bob has many
rriends here who are always glad to
Rose Cottage. !