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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1915
REV. J. P. MEALING.
Aged Minister Enters Upon
Eternal Rest. More Than
Fifty-five Years of Ac
'' "Well done, thou good and faith
ful servant thoa hast been laithful
over a few things, I will make thee
ruler over many things: enter thou
into the joy of the Lord."
When the ministerinsr angels
wafted the soul of the Rev J. P.
Mealing into the presence of the
Master early Friday night, we are
constrained to believe that he was
greeted with the foregoing words
which were spoken to the servant
who had'i tn proved the talents with
which he wa?* endow-ed
Mr. Mealing was stricken with
paralysis Sunday, the 24th of Jan
uary, and never regained conscious
ness. He was in his 70ih vear at the
time of his death. This saintly man
of (rod, whom tu ic II uvv w.is to love,
bad a remarkable e;?rei-r. Not only
was he engaged in active service as
a K-ipiist pastor for 55 ye ns but all
the people of his own community
and county. And while Mr. Meal
ing was a man of strone convic
tions and always unswerving in the
dise?arse of duty, yet lie was hon
ored and beloved by all who knew
hun. lie declared the whole coun
4 pel of God bul alwavs did it in love,
therefore seldom giviny offense. In
the early years of his ministry lie
. served churches located at a con
siderable distanc; from his home,
making the journey on horseback.
It was his chief desire and purpose
to be faithful to his God and to be
of service to his fellow man, labor
incas faithfully for the small, weak
churches as for those that were large
and strong. The small amount which
he received from time to time from
the country churches wa9 supple
mented by returns from his valua
ble farm, upon which hu resided in
the Curry ton section. He was erai
i?ently practical, his sound judg
ti ent and wise counsel being sought
in the conventions and general gath
erings of the denomination.
The influence of - the life of this
consecrated servant of God is a
valuable asset of the county. Forces
which were put in operation by him
will continue to uplift and bless hu
manity throughout eternity. His
memory will live long in the hear:s
of the people among whom be la
bored so unselfishly.
The funeral was conducted at
Republican church .Sunday afler-'
noon, the Rev. J. T. Littlejohn otb'
ciating. The floral tributes were
numerous and exceelingly beauti
fal, beiug silent expressions of love
from those who gathered to do him
Mr. Mealing is survived by two
son9, Dr. W. E. Mealing and John
P. Mealing, and onj daughter, Miss
Rev. J. P. Meiling has been a
subscriber for The Advertiser for
the past 60 vears. For some time
he has been receiving the paper
gratis, being sent with the compli
ments of the editor on account of
his long years of loyal patronage.
And hereafter we shall ask the
privilege of sending uto his daugh
ter, Miss Susie Mealing, in honor of
her saintly father and in order to
continue unbroken the lie that has
existed so long. .
In case your machine fails to go
phone the Edgefield Auto Repair
Shop, phone ll) L, Mr. Cobb will
Edgefield Auto Repair Shop.
Convention of Episcopal Laymen,
to be Held in Columbia.
On the 12th, 13th and 14th of Feb.
a Missionary Convention for the
Laymen of the Episcopal Church in
South Carolina will be held at Trin
ity Church, Columbia.
Bishop A. S. Floyd and John W.
Wood, President and Secretary res
pectively of the General Board of.
Mission? of the Episcopal Church
in the duked States and the highest
authorities on Mission work in the
church will have important parts on
the program. '
Right Rev. Wm. A.. Guerry,
Bishop of the Dioceise, Rev. Robt.
VV. Patton, Secretary of the Pro
vince of Sewanee, J. Nelnon Frier
son, B. F. Finney, Southern Field
Secretary of the Brotherhood of St
Andr?w and Walter Hazard will
all join in making the Convention
an interesting one.
This Convention is the first one
of its kind ever held in this State
and the Executive Committee is very
anxious to give every male Episco
palian an opportunity to share in
its benefits. Every Parish in the
Stale has been requested , to make a
canvass of its members and to enroll
them as delegates and there is no
doubt but that there will be a large
The program is to consist of con
ferences during the day with inspi
rational meetings at nig tit and a
mass meeting on Sunday fifternoon.
A simple supper viii be served Fri
There" will be a registration fee
of one dojlarfor every delegate who
attends. If this fee can be made
to cover the cost of the supper as
well as the other expenses, there
will be no further charge otherwise.
The supper will be a small amount
per plate. The registration fee
should be mailed in advance to the
Treasurer, J. II. Mallory, P. 0.
Box 5U4, Colum'bia, S. 0.
The'clergy and the delegates will
b%en?eptaincd by tlie Church pt?t>
pie of Columbia. v
AU inquiries should be addressed
lp either Edmund R. Heyward,
Chairman of the Execntive Commit
tee or J. LaBruce Ward, Secretary.
The Executive Committee consists
of Edmund R. Hey ward Chairman.
Rev. Walter Mitchell, Vice-Chair
man,.!. H. Mallory, Treasurer, J.
LaBruce Ward, Secretary, L. A.
Emerson, Allen Jones, Jr , George'
B. Reeves, Julius H. Taylor, Jno.
T. Seibles, T. T. Moore, Jr., VV.
Anderson Clarkson, W. A. Thayer,
J. N. Spann, 0. W. Jacobs, Jr.,
LeGrand Guerry, A. P. Brown, J.
B. Rodgers and J. K. Abramt.
Convention Headquarters have
been opened in the Y. M. C. A.
Building in Columbia and the Reg
istration Committees are canvassing
every male attendant in the local
Parishes. Trinity Church has
pledged one hundred delegates.
Any male attendant of any Episco
pal Church in South Carolina may
be a delegate upon payment of the
Registration fee of one dollar.
Call to Farmers.
A farmers meeting to be held in
the Court House at Edgefield, S. C.
Monday February 8, 1915 at ll
a. m. All farmers and others inter
ested in agricultural development
are requested to be present. The
meeting will be open to the public.
All former members of the Farmers
Union are especially iuvited to be
present. Address by B. Harris,
former president of the State Far
mers Union and member of the
State Executive Committee. Other
speakers will likely attend also.
Plans for practical co-operation will
J. Whitner Reid,
Secretary S. C. State Farmers
Honor Roll Lott School.
1st grade: Nolan/Salter.
2nd grade: Jasper Derrick, Sadie
Franklin. Rubie Jackson, Otis Car
penter, Pearl Franklin, Bessie
Yonce, Carrie Otizts, Maggie Rip
ley, Earl Carpenter.
4th grade: Ruth McGee, Annie
7th grade: Lucile Pa?due, Mon
tine Pardue, Norie Lee Yonce.
8th grade: Hanse Franklin, Ce
phas Derrick, Wiliie Franklin.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
apply at once the -wonderful old reliable Dk
TOUTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. n sur
yical dressing that relieves pain and hgals at
he same time. Not a liuimsut. 25c. .6l*^*.00
WA Musical Bouquet."
In order to raise funds with
which to improve the equipment of
the Beaver Dam school Miss Bryan,
with the assistance of a number of
joting people of the town, will give
a play in the opera house Friday
night, February 5, entitled "A
musical bouquet.The following
cast of chai acters, which includes
some of the best local talent, indi
cates that thc play will be strongly
Mrs. Elder Blossom, Mrs. Luke
Mrs. John Quill Blossom, Miss
A. D. Bryan.
Lily Blossom, Miss Mamie Sill.
Rose Blossom, Miss Sunie Tal
Pansv Blossom, Miss Irene Par
Diisy Blossom, Miss Emily
T-on pk i ns.
Violet Blossom, ?Miss Marjorie
T m pk i ns.
Myrtle Blossom and Ivy Blossom,
twins, Mi.<-s Gladys Chappell and
Miss VVH?? Mae Mart.
Juniper (colored) Mr. Luke M ly
M.. 8-enger hoy, Mr. Bennie Par
Musical director, Miss Bessie
P.rker. , /
Coroner to be Appointed
The editor of The Advertiser
-called at the office ol Senator B. E.
Nicholson Monday morning in or
der to glean from him certain facts
in connection wu h the work of the
legislature We found Mr. Nichol
son up to his ears in work, dispos
ing of many matters that have ac
cumulated in his office darin?: his
absence. B?*ing asked as io how die
office of coroner will be filled, Mr.
Nicholson replied that he will call
the attention of Governor Manning
to the vacancy early tili-? week and I
that in his opinion the governor
will fill the pine* by app liniment as
provided by !HW, rather th in ordej
an election. There are seven appli
cants for the place, as follows: VV.
S. Covar, J. T. Mc Man us, T. C.
Strom, T. E. Bvrd, R. M Johnson,
C. li. Holmes and .). R. Blackwell.
Mr. Nicholson stated that the
names of the magistrates will be
presented to Governor Manning
some time during the week and he
will probably send them at once to
the senate for confirmation.
The election which was held last
Thursday to till the vacancy in the
house of representatives caused hy
the death ot Hon. J. P. DeLaugh
ter was devoid of interest in some
sections, the entire vote for the
county being less than half the to
tal uumber of votes cast in the pri
mary last summer. The election
commissioners met Saturday and
officially declared the result, as'fol
lows: J. L. Walker, 450; M. P.
Wells, 336; S. McG. Sirakins, 76;
and 0. P. Bright, 66. Mr. Walker
went to Columbia Tuesday and took
the oath as the duly elected succes
sor of Mr. DeLaughter. Mr. Wal
ker is one of the leading business
men of Johnston and will make a
valuable member of the house of
Killed by Falling Tree.
Hugh Byrd was killed on his
farm in the Gilgal section by a fall
ing tree. Having some woodland
that he desired to cultivate, he in
vited his neighbors to assist in fell
ing the trees. Ho had just cut one
tree and while watching it fall an
other tree that was cut near him
fell across his body. He lived about
four hours. Mr. Byrd was a mem
ber of a large and representative
family, being a son of Mr. S. D.
Byrd. His tragic death was a great
blow to his loved ones and friends.
Mr. Byrd was in his23rd year. The
funeral took place Thursday at Gil
gal church, of which church he was
a member. Rev. P. B. Lanham con
ducted the funeral.
Honor Roll Mt Zion School
First grade: Mildred Pardue, J C
Second srrade: Brontis Padgett,
W A Pardue.
Third grade: Retha Padgett, Cor
rie and Maggie Ruth Smith.
Fifth grade: Sammie Carpenter.
Eighth grade: Addie Belle Frank
lin, hiller Mae Padgett.
Ninth grade: Marie Padgett.
Pleasant Lane News.
Th'e;entire community was hor
ror stricken to learn of the sudden
deathiof Mr. Hugh Byrd, Thursdav
night;'! While out cutting with a
crowdvpf men Thursday afternoon
a tree'fell on him crushing his en
tire side. He lived about four hours.
He was buried at Gilgal cemetery
Firida# afternoon at 3:00 o'clock,
Rev.P^ B.Lanham preaching the fu
ne-ral-jlSix of his first cousins acted'
?as pall-bearers. Mr. Byrd was liked
by alr^who knew him and was
known to be one of the most busi
ness young meh in the community.
His brother and father, Mr. and
Mrs. Sju.nter Byrd and brothers and
shiters have our deepest sympathy
in thistrying hour.
Mis" Jennie Briggs is in Grove
town spending several weeks with
Mr. F. P. Walker, Sr, is very
ill at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Frank Watson. We hope he
will soop be weil aaain.
Ho?.'S. T. Williams spent the
week-end at homp, returning to Co
lumbia Monday afternoon.
Company F, Attention!
Our company will be inspected
Febiuary 8, and 48 men must be in
ranks. On this inspection will do
pend oar position in the National
Guard bf.South Carolina, our sum
mer encampment, our chance of a
trip to tile Panama Exposition. All
mern hers-arid prospective members
of the . company must attend the
following,meetings at 7:30 p. m.,
Friday anil Saturday, January 29
and 30, Tuesday February 2, Thurs
day February 4, and Saturday Feb
ruary 6. \ .
Men, it is up to you Shall we
have a good company or be mus
ternd out,? Three commissioned offi
cers can't rpake a company.
Willis J.. Duncan, Capt.
; , v ?.0?*^':-^??^m?r V ?
Ah Appeal to Reason.
Prohibition will be entirely effect
ive in any state when all the people
have been educated to avoid the,
poisonous alcoholic beverages as
they would other forms of poison.
The teaching of this in the schools
will go far toward making the boys
who are growing up sober men. !.'?ut
there can be great aid furnished by
I liva prohibiting and preventing the
s.ue of-alcoholic liquors to the peo
ple. If a boy can grow up away
I rom di ink and drinking corapan
i ms he wiil, of course, be a sober
boy. We believe in an appeal to
A story was published some years
ago, in which it was told how al
man tried to get rid' of the crows]
which were pulling np his young
corn, by feeding them corn which
had been soaked in whiskej*, and of
how they became drunk and help
less, hence were easily killed. One
who read the story doubted its
truth, and to test it, fed bread
crumbs soaked in whiskey to some
Knglish sparrows, but they could
not be induced to eat it. Then he
got a crow and kept it in custody
unty it was very hungry. Still it
could not be induced to taste the
whiskey soaked grain, but would
eat hungrily that which had not
been doped. Wise bird! Solomon
said, "In vain is the net set in the
sight of any bird." But although
man is supposed to be the wisest of
all creation, he walks deliberately
into the net of intemperance to the
number of 60,000 a year in the
United States. Although a starving
bird was too wise to eat whiskey
soaked food, still men and women
drown out all manhood and woman
hood in strong driuk.-Anderson
Keep it Handy For Rheumatism.
No use to squirm and wince and
try to wear out your' Rheumatism.
It will wear you out instead. Ap-,
ply some Sloan's Liniment. Need,
not rub it in-just let it penetrate
all through the affected parts, re
lieve the soreness and draw the
pain. You get ease at once and
feel so much better you want to get
right out and tell other sufferers
about Sloan's. Get a' bottle of
Sloan's Liniment for 25 cents of
any druggist and have it in the
house-against Colds, Sore and
Sv/ollen Joints, Lumbago, Sciatica
and like ailments. Your money
back if not satisfied, but it does
gi ve al most instant relief. Buy a
Mr. Walker Grateful for Gen
I wish to express my ri eeo ap
preciation to my friends and to the
citizens of Edgefield county gener
ally for the magnificent vote they
gave me on January the 28th as a
candidate for the house of represen
tatives, to fi il the vacancy caused by
thereat h of the Hop. J. P. De
While I have never engaged in
the bustle of political life, I have
been alive to the interest of our peo
ple, and it will be my pleasure and
sincere effort in the new position to
which you have elevated me to serv e
the best interest of all our people
and to oppose all that tends to hw
lessness and the lowering of public
I cannot close without an especial
word of thanks to my home people
who supported me so loyally and
gave me such a splendid vote. I :is
siue you one and all that 1 deeply
appreciate this expression of your
confidence and esteem and shall do
all in my power to measure up to
J. L. Walker.
Johnston, S. C.
Richly Deserved Promotion.^
Some people are inclined to think j
that there is nothing in Edgefield '
for a young man to do-no opening,
no future for him here. A young
man who is energetic and ambitious
can make a way for himself by seiz
ing and improving the opportunities
as i hey .come his way. A bout five year
ago our younir friend R. M. Scurry
the eldest son of afr. and Mrs. J
li. Scurry, entered the employment
of the Beaver Dam mill, perfqrm
ing the most menial duties, for
which he received 50 cents per day.
He was faithful'in the small things
and^was gradually promoted from
place to place, each time receiving
ihoT?ui?e?-n?nipc;Vs?tio'n. T?'day he
is the superintendent of the oil mill
and receives $100 per month. At
the time young Mr. Scurry began
on 50 cents per day, doubtless there
were young men standing around
thc streets with trousers rolled half
way up to the knees and with their
hair parted in the middle who said
"There is nothing i?jj. Edgefield for
me to do." They kept on loafing
and probably are out of a jo>b to-day,
whiie Mr. Scurry is drawing his
S100 per month. The best pari of
ii ii, he is only half way up the lad
der. If he makes the progress,dur
ing the next five years that he has
made in the past five, a $200-per
month job will be hunting him, and
it will find him too. The young man
who proves faithful in smalt things
an 1 makes good in large ones will
not have to look for a job. The job
seeks him. We extend hearty con
gratulations to our young friend.
May Ids success stimulate and en
courage other young men!
Appeal From Mr. L. G. Watson
For Observance of Day of
To pastors and superintendents of
The county association has set
apart next Sunday. February 7, as
a special day of prayer and'giving.
?et every school have a special
prayer service asking divine gaid
auoe and blessing for the coming
year and may this be the most pros
perous vear wiUYeverv school.
No ?. as to giving. The state as
sociation is badly in need of funds,
Edgefield county is pledged $50.
So far we have paid only $25. With
a small contribution from each
Echooi we can raise that amount and
no school be hurt Lei's all do our
part and not hinder ;the state work
by failing to pay our pledge.
Trusting some one will take the
lead and present the matter to every
school and forward me the collec
tion and hoping this to be the ban
ner yeaf with very school.
L. G. Watson,
Trenton, S.C. Co. Sec.
Rev. G. D. Herman.
Make up your mind to give Au
gust 1-15, 1915 to the meeting in
the Methodist church. Rev. G. D.
Herman is io preach. He is an able
preacher. Be here and attend. Gel
everything out of the way. Save
yourself aud other.-. Pray, work,
- .?.> ? ' . . ? . . : rii< "AV '
Reciprocity Day to be Observ
ed. "Red and Blue" Commit
tees at Work. Death of
Beginning with Sunday evening
February 7, at the Baptist church,
the music will be made a special
feature, the choir being under the
direction of Mr. F. M, Boyd, a mu
sician of much talent. The orchestra
which has been playing in the Sun
day, school will also play at evening
service. The program arranged for
this service is organ prelude; tinte
solo, with piano accompaniment,
Mr. F. M. Boyd; anthem, '*If He
should come to-day"; vocal solo,
Mrs. F. M. Boyd; offeratory; vocal
duet, Mrs. L. C. Latimer and Miss
Clara Sawyer; scripture and an ad
dress, Dr. A. T. King; vocal, solo,
Mrs. James White; anthem, "CroiS
ing the bar"; postlude.
The union meeting at Mt. Pl^as
?nt was attended by several from
here and on Sunday, Dr. A. T.
King preached the missionary ser
Reciprocity Day will be observed
by the members of the New Cen
tury club on the afternoon of Tues
d iy February 9, and at this tim?
the members will entertain their
friends in the home of Mrs. E R.
Mobley. It has been the custom of
the club at this occasion to alwavs
serve a two course repast but the
funds which have always been con
tributed by the members for this,
nave been voted to be sent to the
Belgian relief fund, and only light
Mrs. J. A. Dobey who was so
critically suffering with erysipelas
is now out of danger. Her condi
tion was a source of much distress
to ber many ,friends.
Mrs. Brunson of Augusta has
beeli^pendlng "the ' past two weeks
here in the home of her brother,
Or. J. A. Do bey.
Miss Gladys Sawyer has gone to
Statpsboro, Ga., to be the guest of
Mrs. H. W. Crouch entertained
a few friends recently with a spend
ihe-day party and the time was hap
pily spent for the hostess is an
adept in entertaining.
Mrs. Karl Crouch has gone to
Mullins, to spend two weeks in the
home of her parents, Capt. and
Miss Pet LaGrone is at home
from a visit to Rock Hill.
Miss Agnes Flythe of Augusta is
the guest of i?iss Emma Bouk
Miss Bertha Woodward is at
home from a two week's visit in
Miss Ruth Smith after a visit to
lier sister, Mrs. W. B. Ouzts, has
returned to Tenille, Ga.
Miss Margaret Dorn, T. N..of
Augusta spent the week end with
Mrs. M. T. Turner.
Mrs. Thomas Willis of Williston
spent last week here in the home
of her father, Mr, John Sawyer.
Upon her return home she was ac
companied by her sister Miss Clara
Mr. Staunton Lott who has been
confined to his bed for the past two
weeks from injuries sustained while
playing basket ball at .he uuiversi
ty is now much improved.
The "Red and blue" committees
of six each, who have been canvass
ing for the chairs for the school
auditorium are meeting with much,
success and ere long the much desir
ed seats will be placed. A number
have subscribed for more than one
Mis? Luelle Norris entertained
the Kill Kare Klab on Wednesday
and the afternoon was one of much
enjoyment for thc hostesss had ar
ranged much that was conducive to
pleasure. Progressive games were
played and the prize was cnt for by
Misse" Julia Omohurdro, of Rich
mond, and Agnes Flythe of,Augus
ta, the latter winning the em
broidery bag. Later a sweet course
was served in which the colors, yel
low and green were attractively
carried out. Mrs. M. R. Wright and
Miss Sara Norris assisted the hos
Several mi.-sion study classes have
been formed in ihe woman's mis
sion society of the Baptist church
and also a class of the Y. W. A., a
number of the girls joining. The
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