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m> 79> ~~ EDGEFIELD, S. WEDNESDAY, JANAURY13,1915_ NO. 43. \
Ph?athea Class' Good Work.
Mrs. Boatwright Entertain
ed Pi Tau Club. New
Piano for School.
The Philathea class of1 the Bap
tist Sunday school numbers 40, and
: daring the past few months they
^ ^^Jh?ve done many 'beautiful benevo
lent acts, one being to remember the
?ick of the' town, with blooming
plants and flowers, irrespective of
the denomination. The officers elect
ed last Sunday were, president,
Miss Clara Sawyer; vice-president,
Mrs. Lewis Blount; recording sec
rotary, Miss Martha Watson, and
treasurer, Miss Maud Nickerson.
Joba C. Watson had the mis
fortune to break his left arm jast
.above the wrist last Monday. He
was bringing some stock into town
for shipment, and was seated on the
rear of the wagon. The horse made
a sudden movement causing him to
fall to the ground, the weight of his
.body coming on the left hand. We j
are glad to say. the wounded mem
ber is healing nicely.
The Apollo mnsic cl nb met with
Mrs. W. F. Scott on Saturday af
ternoon and after a short business
tension conducted by the president,
Miss Willis, the following program
was enjoyed, the master, Robert
"-Schumann, being studied: "Bio
graphical sketch of Schumann,"
Mrs. Leon Stansell; "Clara Schu
mann," Miss Martha Watson; vo
cal solo, "When the heart ia young,"
Mrs. James White; "Warum,0 Miss
j Willis; "Traumerei," Miss Gladys
Sawyer; "Novelette, opus ?8, in F,"
Mra. W. F. Scott. Miss Elise
Crouch who was leader made the
lesson very interesting, < and told
just what inspiration led Schumann
to compose these selections. A mu
sical contest was .held after the pro
gram . A social^hal^f hour .wa^en f
"?Jffy^ff, and"the "hosCeVs^w?o~Ts an
adept in entertaining made this de
lightful for her guests and served to
them a refreshing repast, being as
" aisled by Mru. J. A. Dobey.
A beautiful new piano has been
placed in the new school building
and it is the intention of the school
to pay for this without aid from the
treasury, this to be done by a se
ries of entertainments. The spacious
auditorium is an ideal place for en
tertainments, and the first one will
be a concert on Friday evening par
ticipated in by local talent, the or
Mrs. E. R. Mobley has returned
from a visit to Auburndale, Fla., in
the home of her father, Mr. A. C.
Miss Maud Sawyer was hostess
for the Kill Kare Klub on Friday
afternoon and besides the members
there were present a number of
other friends. The parlor was fra
grant with bowls of narcissi and
sweet music was enjoyed. Progres
sive cards occupied the time and
-the prize for the highest score was
a dainty piece of lingeria. The hos
tess assisted by Misses Clara and
Gladys Sawyer served a tempting
The national W. C. T. U. having
set aside January 14, as a day of
prayer for national constitutional
prohibition, this date will be~ob
eerved here by the local W. C. T.
U. and in the evening an address
will be made in the Baptist church
by the Rev. Thacker and a cordial
invitation is given to all to be pres
The regular monthly W. C. T.
IT. meeting will he held on Friday
afternoon in the home of Mrs. O.
Mrs. M. A. Huiett who recently
*spenttwo weeks in Trilby, Fla.,
in the family of her son. Mr. James
Hui at, returned last week.
The literary society of the high
school which has been organized
elected the following: Pr?sidant,
Guy Horne; vice-president, Miss
Bessie Bean; secretary, Roland
O nz ts; treasurer, Miss James Thack
er. The program committee was se
lected from three of the grades; 11th,
Miss Clevie Moyer and Whitman
Moffett; 10th, Mi?is ZiIla Smyer and
Hill Ready, 9th, Misses Frances
Turner, Lucile Thrailkill and John
Mrs. Jame? White entertained
Iwith a delightful course dinner on
[last Tuesday evening, the honoree
[being Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn of
? Green wood.
Mrs. Horace .Wright is visiting
"The Days of June."
The following lines were written
by Rev. W. H. Watson, a promi
nent English Wesleyan missionary to
China, just after reading "Tue L)ays
of June" by Miss Mary Culler
Every bornetin Edgefield' county
ought to have a copy of this charm
ing story of a Christian life. 'Send
50 cents to Smith and Lamar, Rich
mond, Va. for a copy.
Oh glorious record of a blameless life,
Of high resolve and sweet devotion
How hast thou thrilled me, sounding
for the strife,
Thy loudest tocsin, bid mine heaijt pre
Like this brave soul, for noblest deeds
Or swift translation to the Home
A simple life, whose sun went down tt
Four glorious summers in God's har
Yet that seed immortal sown so Boon,
Whieu, on and on, shall widening nai
ve 3 ts yield,
So soon her 1 te 11 hos e. gi i tter ing heights
Where climb the feet of all the hosts
Upward to Christ through all her
Faithful to him with love which could
She lived and labored through life's
Cast o'er this earth one gleam of
Nor was her prayer in mortal pain de
"By JLit'e and Death her Lord was
-W. H. Watson.
Sept 22, 1914.
Union Service and World Peace.
-^RevTEYC:"Bailey will preach "the
sermon at the union service at the
Edgefield Methodist ?'burch next
Sunday night at 7:30. I wish to in
vite all Edgefield people of every
church aud no church LO come to
this union service aud take a stand
for or against a plan for a lasting
J. R. Walker.
D. A. R. Meeting.
The Old 96 District chapter, D.
A. R., will hold its regular monthly
meeting on Tuesday January 19, at
3:30 in the afternoon with Mrs. J.
W. Peak. All members are request
ed to come and bring their dues.
Agatha A. Woodson,
in tht home of her siscers, the Mis
Dr. and Mrs. B. L. Allen and
Master Ben Lee, have been visiting
at Fruit Hill in the home of their
mother, M rx. Elizabetb Allen.
Miss Margaret Dom, T. N., who
has been in the home of Mr. M. T.
Turner for the past two months, re
turned to her home in Augusta ou
Mrs. Fannie Smith and little
daughter Fannie Lou, have been
guests of the former's sister, Mrs.
Mesdames I. T. Welling and B.
T. Boatwright and -Miases Nina
Ouzts, Marie Feweil and Maidelle
Boatwright wein over to Columbia
on Friday to take in the atti actions
of the opera house, Maud Adams
being the star.
Mrs. B. T. BoaCwright entertain
ed the Pi Tau club on Thursday af
ternoon at the attractive home of
Mrs. P. N. Keesee and two hours
were happily spent, the honorees
being Misses Marie Feweil of Rock
Hill, and Maidelle Boatwright of
Ridge Spring. Several tables of 6
hand rook were enjoyed and Mrs.
Welling won the prize, a sandwich
basket. Elaborate refreshments in
two courses were served.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Marsh enter
tained recently a house party of
relatives and on one day 42 were
seated around the festive board. The
pretty colonial home uear town is
large and roomy and well adapted
for such, and this host and hostess
are noted for their gracious hospi
Mrs. W. R. Rutland of Ridge
has been the guest 0: Mrs. Alonzo
The Negro In His Lair, No
From early childhood I
been a constant observer, and
mirer of tho wondrous work
God. In ray early day?, birds, 1
bugs, and flowers were a never
iag source of pleasure to me,
when a lad of more mature 3
rbave lain for hours in the si
of Borne friendly tree and pl;
with a toad frog or jnne-bug 1
xhe dinner horn- blew when I
erroneously supposed to havel
diligently hoeing cotton. Int
yeaijs-I haye sat . silently on the
shore and Watched the tides
aud flow; I have climbed 1
mountains and looked down u
the olouds, I have descended
the valleys and stood on the wo
greatest river and watched its
bulent waters roll by; I have loo
above into the star-decked dom
heaveu and gazed upon the
away planets and comets perfo
ing their stupendous and barm
ous revolutions, and have seen \*
ten upon the face of all nature
glory and wonder of the gi
creator. But I have always,
now, regaul the negro as
master piece. rle stands al
in a class to himself; and, wi
Yaztxi and the Mississippi delt?
peculiarly suited to ?is needs, yet
can adjust himself to any kine
climatic conditions and live J
-die happy under the most try
circumstances. He can. lie do
beneath the scorching rays of
noonday sun and sleep the sleep
seven sleepers of old without s
fering any evil effects from it wt
ev?r, or he can weather the iierc
winter gale clad in a pair of cot)
overalls and a bluo jumper,
can also wear an overcoat to
Fourth of July celebration, 01
pair 01 liner, pants and an alp:
coat to a Christmas tree and
perfectly comfortable. And strat
as it may seem, any body's clot!
wilkf?t..him. a,o4-b>ok ?tite&'is&h?
King Solomon, in his declini
years, when he had become tb
ougbly disgusted with high soon
and fast living, said that there n
nothing new under the sun, that
had gone all the gaits and had se
the whole show, from the free (
hibition to the grand concert, a
there was nothing to it, or words
that effect. But it will be reme;
bered that he never had any negro
to deal with or he would have b
a new problem to solve every d
of bis eventful life. There is not
ing else like the negro under ti
sun. He sees all things, hears '<
things, and has implicit faith
everything he sees or hears, ai
stai.ds ready/at all times to st<
aboard of anything that com
along-fi om a young mule to
flying machine. Wireless telegrapl
is nothing new to him, he has us?
it for ages. Every negro's mou
is a transmitter and every ear a r
jeiver. If anything of importai
happens on a plantation tonig!
every negro for twenty miles arour
will know it by morning. Sundi
is his special day, by custom an
consent, and if you Jhave any bus
nesB to attend in town on Satu
day, attend to it early and get o
the streets before you get hurt. .
negro cannot see you unless yo
owe him something, and if you g(
in hts way he is liable to step o
you or back you up against a bric
wall and smother you to deatl
He does not do these things, or an
of them, through evil design, a
niiny sometimes suppose, but h
simply cannot help it if you get i
his way, for he is busy and canno
look out for you. Saturday is hi
'ranhons" and news exchange day
and* in addition to having sill thos
things in his mind, he has to shak
hands with ever.v other negro wo
man he meets. You had better taki
out an accident policy or'get of
the streeis on Saturday. The ??tand
ard "rashons" for a negro is a peel
of corn meal, three pounds of sal
meat, one quart of black molasses
a pound of sugar and a pound ol
coffee a week-but he can consume
all of this in one day if necessary,
or if he is working for you and
boarding himself he can live a
week on five cents worth of cheese,
a box of sariines and ten conti
worth of soda crackers. In othei
words, bis stomach is built on the
general plan ofan old*fashioned acor
de?n, and either contracts or ex
pands, according to the pressuie
brought to bear upon it. He is
also immune to all kinds of poisons,
and can swallow the most deadly
drug with impunity. I remember
fttt?jfttion Teachers of Edgefield
. Ifoj&siaveral- years the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union has
asked tho teachers and pupils of the
county to co-opprate with them in
conducting a Prize Essay Contest.
The object of .these contesta is, of?
oonrs?} to arouse a desire for koo wi-1
edge.on the subjects and to stimu
late interest in the temperance cause.
In view of the fact that this year
/the tefoperancc forces of the State
are doing al4 they can to bring about
in the near future Constitutional
Prohibition; and .=. that the the pres
ent legislature has been petitioned
to order an election this fall to
knowle will of the people on the
subjeq^-tbe W. C. T. U. feels sure
that the teachers can do much to
wird .promoting the cause by an
enthusiastic endeavor to interest the
pupifsiria this contest. The sub
jects for the year are:
FiwK-T"<4How will Prohibition
conditions in South Caro
ojTjpupils .fifteen j ears ard
-"Why does the Ci g?
ter fail?" for pupils nn
prizes on each subject will
led--#5,00 for first prize
Essays must be in by middle
' of'Marah-tho exact date will be
announced later. ? personal let
letter-with literature will be mailed
to each teacher in the county.
Mrs. M. N. Rainsford.
Can Prohibition Prohibit?
Absolute prohibition of the liquor)
traffic is as attainable as absolute
prohibition of murder or larceny.
We do not claim that immediately
upon the inauguration of prohibition
the state will be as fred of liquor a?
Sahar4 is of water, but a tremen
: clous redaction will takd place irn
j medially, anivwithin ten years the
?-J'^s?ti^Sffi^^noc oniy be" almost
frei? of liquor, bat more prosperous
Some may say virtuously that "I
woulds vote for prohibition if it
would prohibit." By that is meant J
that prohibition must instantly do
for liquor what laws against murder
clo not accomplish in prohibiting
murder. The enforcement of prohi
j bition is dependent largely upon the
j honesty of purpose of our officers,
i We do not say that it is dependent
j upon their attitude because it is
time an officer should be required
j to enforce the laws because they are
i laws, not because he appcov3s of
i them. It is not to be supposed that
j a magistrate or police officer shall
! be allowed to determine what laws
! shall be enforced.
j It may be that the time will come
! when law enforcement will be proof
j of a people's capacity for self-gov
j ernment. That is not true now, or
I our state should be placed in the
: hands of a receiver.
! We think it well for our people
: to ponder what it means when they
?talk about ''Prohibition, if it will
! prohibit." Beneath that would seem
; to be too much resignation to in
! difference on the part of the people
and breach of faith on the part of
Prohibition if it will prohibit,
indeed! Why not the same test to
selling seed cotton without a li
cense? Or, say, laws against house
breaking, or arson? Do they ab
solutely prohibit? But we would
not repeal the laws.
Let us have the law and be men
enough to enforce our laws.-Man
of having a negro work for me just
after the war who was having chills
and Buffering with severe backaches.
I ?ot him a bottle of chill tonic to
take, and a bottle of liniment to
rub his back with. The liniment
was labelled, Poison, for external
use only," and I cautioned him*
about it when I gave it to him.
But for three Idays and nights be
fore I found it out he had been rub
bing his back with the chill tonic
and taking a tablespjonful of the
meal, with excellent results. On
another occasion a frieud of mine
was sick and he had a negro to wait
on him. The doctor opened a can
of autiphlogistiue to make a plaster
for his side and left the can on the
kitchen table, and when the negro
went to get his supper he mistook
it for a can of peanut butter and ate
the whole of it without ever dis
cuveriog his mistake.
J. Russell Wright.
Thanks Woman's Mission Socie
ty of Red Oak Grove.
(Written for last week.)
Editor Advertiser: Will you
kindly give me space to express, a.*
far as words can do so, our ver\
great appreciation to thejladiesfimin
sionary societyafat the j^K^d Oak
Grove cburcb|foritheirvery thought
ful and rich pounding, which the}
gave Mrs. Bussey and me. Though
there is such a cry of bard time?
and poor collections, every one
seemed happy yesterday at the
Grove when our. collector, Rev. G.
VV. Sbarpton, reported that tlie pas
tor's salary for last year had all
been paid and yet bad a little money
in the treasury. We were remem
bered some days ago by another
member of the same church (Mrs.
Sallie Mims) with a Christmas tur
key, fre?h meats and a purse.
This great kindness shown by a
people with whom I began my min
istry 45 years ago, is received with
deep humility and profound grati
tude both to them and our kind
Father above. May this be their best
year of service in the Master's
kingdom is the wish and earnest
prayer of their pastor.
G. W. Bussey.
Resolutions of Respect
Whereas, our heavenly Father
has seen fit to remove from our
midst, the cheerful face and helping
hand of our beloved sister, Miss
Rose Strom, we, the members of
Antioch W. M. (J., resolve:
First: That we can say, "Thy
will be done." For we know that
**He doeth all things well."
Second: That her example is
worthy of emulation, in that she did
her part well, l'or a long time, al
most an invalid, yet she contributed
ber means and was present at our
meetings whenever her health would
Third: That we extend our heart
felt sympathy to the bereaved fami
ly, and remember them in our
Fourth: That a copy of these
resolutions be sen*; her parents and
a copy to The Advertiser for pub
lication and also a copy be spread
on our minute book.
Mrs. Sallie Jones,
Mrs. Louise Smith,
Mrs. L. R. Brunson.
Card From Former Pastor.
Recently Mr. J D. Holstein
mailed Rav. T. D. D. Clark, a for
mer pastor of the Baptist church, a
card containing a splendid cut of
the new Baptist church in colors,
i Within a few days he received the
j following card from Mr. Clark:
My dear friend:- Please accept
j admiring congratulations on the
splendid new church building just
I completed. I am wondering if it oc
jcupies the old familiar site endeared
! by so many hallowed associations.
I sincerely hope so. Your kind wish
is cordially reciprocated. Love to
you and yours.
Thos. D. ?. Clark.
Death of Mrs. Lucy Sei gi er.
After an illness of ten days Mrs.
Lucy Seigler, widow of Wvatt H.
Seigler, died yesterday morning at
a local hospital. She was a native of
I Edgefield, S. C., and was 56 years
old. She is survived by two daugh
ters, Mrs. W. H. Hinson, of Mt.
Vernon and Miss Lauree Seigler of
Savannah, and seven sons, T. J.
Seigler and E. T. Seigler of Ameri
cus, B. T., E. R., and VV. H. Seig
1er of Savannah, S. H. SeigPer of
Manchester, and W. L. Seigler,
of Sanford. The remains were
prepared for burial bv Hender
son Brothers and were sent to
Erick, Ga., last night for inter
ment.-Savannah Morning News.
Trenton and World Peace.
Let all the Trenton people come
to Methodist church next Sunday
morning at 11:40, both for the ser
mon and for taking steps to have
our part in the bringing about last
ing peace in the world.
In case your machine fails to go
phone the Edgefield Auto Rei ?.?ir
Shop, phone 19 L, Mr. Cobb will
Edgefield Auto Repair Shop.
Miss Harrison Gave Delightful
Rook Party. Mr. and Mrs.
Mathis Gave Elaborate
at a lovely rook party on Friday
evening last Music, both vocal
and instrumental, gave additional
charm to tne pleasures of the eve?
ninsr, and it was at a very late hoar
when the guests left Ulis hospitable
Mra. Emmet Ward, from Louis
ville, Ga., is visiting her sister, Mrs.
Dr. S. A. Morall's painful illness
has been a source of deep interest
and concern to his host of friends.
We are happy to know that he is
considered some better now.
Mrs. Robert Miller, from Batea
burg, spent the week end with her
daughter, Mrs. Willie Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mathis enter
tained a charming number of guests
at dinner on Friday night. Among
the invited were Mr. and Mrs. A.
B. Broadwater, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
lie Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Miller. Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Moss, Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. M osa, Mr. and Mrs. Wallpoe
Wise, Mrs. Emma Atkins.
Mr. Hngh Harrison, who .has
been at the City Hospital in Au
gusta, has sufficiently improved to
be brought to the home nf his sis
ters. Misses May and Carrie Harri
Mr. Parott, from Darlington, has
taken charge of Mr. J. H. Court
ney's farm during his absence.
Mr. and Mri. John Swearingen^
from Columbi i, spent the week -end
at the home of Mrs, Corrie Ryan.
Miss E!ee ^ weftnogen: and Mr.
Ches'ter^?wearingen visited friends
at Monetla during the past week.
Mrs. Frank Herlong and her
beautiful baby boy have returned
to their home in Hawkinsville, Ga.,
after a happy visit to Mr. and Mrs.
H. J Harrison and Mr. and Mrs
Mr. 1 Ja ven port Padgett, from Sa
luda, has been a visitor at the home
of Mr. Mike Herlong.
Mr. Fate Posey ha? gone to Cres
cent City, Fla., for a visit. He will
return home with Mrs. Posey and
Mrs W. B. Posey, who preceded
him about three weeks.
A very genial and prepossessing
young gentleman, Mr. J. H. Taylor,
from Hawkinsville, Ga., has been a
much-interested visitor in our midst
recently. Henceforth we will watch
him with an eye of suspicion.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Merchant
*nd Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McCarty
from Saluda were visitors at the
home of Mr. and M rn. B. J. Harri
s >n during the past week.
Mr. A. C. Penn, a knight of the
grip, who has been on a visit to
Mrs. Penn and Mrs. Bryan, has
gone on the road again. His head
quarters are at Richmond.
The Boy Who Can Dream
It is a good thing for the farmer
boy to have an imagination. It is
a good thing for him to "dream
dreams and see visions." It takes a
dreamer to see the transformation
that intelligent effort, will bri ii g to
pass on the old place. It takes a
dreamer to see how much more de
sirable that place will be in 1?
years than a job in a dry goods
It is the boy who .ireams who
sees a field ot thrifty alfalfa where
that stunted yellow corn is growing
on the timber forty. It is the boy
who dreams who sees those hungry
looking cows with buns in iheir
tails replaced b^ a herd of dairy
matrons that tax the capacity of
the milk cans at every milking. It
is the boy who dreams who sees
waving corn fields in the place of
the old hedge, and a new barn
where the cow shed is falling to
We need more dreamers on the
Our machinist is an experienced
plumber and can repair gius, en
gines', boilers and all kinds of ma
chinery. When in need of an expert
machinist call on us.
Edgefield Auio and Repair Shop.